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The International Cycling Union (UCI) has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the Russian federation's decision to impose a fine and a warning only to Alexandr Kolobnev
following a failed a test for the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide during this year's Tour de France, reports Reuters.
1923 RUGBY UNION:
The Council of the Rugby Football Union
has approved a far reaching consultation process to try and improve the way the sport's run in England.
It follows recent criticisms of the shortcomings in the sport's governance and a review by the law firm, Slaughter and May, who made 150 recommendations for change. The RFU President, Willie Wildash promised that they would now, "reflect humbly on how to run the game, and take real progressive action," to improve things. A consultation process from elite level to grass roots will be led by independent director, Miles Templeman.
The National Basketball Association (NBA
) have announced that the 2011-12 season will start on Christmas Day with five high-profile games, including a showdown between the Dallas Mavericks
and Miami Heat
. The New York Knicks
will also host the Boston Celtics
at Madison Square Garden and the Los Angeles Lakers
host the Chicago Bulls
when the shortened 66-game season finally gets underway after a five-month lockout.
1852 SAILING: Great Britain's
sailors will get the chance to stake their claim for the remaining Olympic places when the
World Sailing Championships begin in Perth on Saturday.
Britain has already named sailors in seven of the 10 classes for next summer's Olympic regatta in Weymouth. The competition in Australia is not an official GB selection trial but those in the women's laser radial and men's 470 and 49er will be keen to impress. A team of 51 British sailors will take part across the 10 classes in Perth.
Former England winger Darren Anderton
reacts to England's Euro 2012 draw on BBC Radio 5 live: "France
is a tough game - no doubt about it. They played us off the park at Wembley and they've got a lot to prove after the World Cup." Get involved in all the reaction in
Tom Rostance's live text commentary.
1820 FORMULA 1:
Russian driver Vitaly Petrov
says he is keen to stay at Lotus,
formerly known as Renault, next season and would love the chance to race alongside 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen
. "I want very much to be part of this team," Petrov told the Race of Champions website. "I like the team, the people and my mechanics. They feel like family."
The UK Championship, snooker's second biggest tournament after the World Championship, returns to the Barbican Centre in York this weekend after a five-year sojourn in Telford and
BBC Sport snooker pundit John Parrott has cast his eye over the main contenders.
"John Higgins is the complete all-round match-player and probably the best the game has ever seen. It will be very tough to beat him," says Parrott.
So, England avoid Spain and the Netherlands in the Euro 2012 draw, but will face France, Sweden and co-hosts Ukraine. The Republic of Ireland face Spain, Croatia and Italy. Get involved in all the reaction in
Tom Rostance's live text commentary.
1756 EURO 2012 GROUP D:
Ukraine, Sweden, England, France.
1755 EURO 2012 GROUP C:
Spain, Croatia, Italy, Republic of Ireland.
1754 EURO 2012 GROUP B:
Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Portugal.
Republic of Ireland are drawn in Group C with holders Spain for the 2012 European Championship. Follow the draw live in
Tom Rostance's text commentary.
India have beaten the West Indies by 5 wickets with 11 balls of the
second one-day international
to spare. Virat Kohli made 117 and Rohit Sharma 90 not out.
About 10 minutes until the Euro 2012 draw actually begins in earnest. We will bring you the headlines here in Sportsday Live, but for live updates
follow Tom Rostance's text commentary.
Former Ryder Cup players Oliver Wilson and Niclas Fasth and triple European Tour winner Nick Dougherty have lost their playing privileges for 2012. All three have finished the year outside the top 115 in the order of merit who gain tour cards.
Ashley Young is hoping for a friendly welcome when he returns to Aston Villa on Saturday for the first time since his summer move to Manchester United. Young said: "I'm excited about going back. I have very happy memories of my time there and hopefully I'll get a warm reception. But I'm just concentrating on going there and doing well."
1656 RUGBY UNION:
Former England hooker Steve Thompson has told the Press Association that Nick Mallett and Wayne Smith are the "outstanding" management team guide England to World Cup glory in 2015.
1650 GET INVOLVED:
Matt Dolphin on Twitter:
"SFC fans should be very wary about O'Neill. Without shedloads to spend and potential personality clashes they could struggle."
German trio Rene Enders, Maximilian Levy and Stefan Nimke have broken the world track speed record for three laps (750 metres) during qualifying at the Track Cycling World Cup
in Cali, Colombia, AFP reports. Their time of 42.914sec on Thursday beat the previous record of 42.950sec set by Great Britain's Jamie Staff, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
1635 GET INVOLVED:
Nathan Thomas on Twitter:
"I think the board got Bruce sacked. Sold Bent, loaned out Gyan and replaced with sub standard players like Bendtner."
Spurs manager Harry Redknapp and midfielder Scott Parker have been named Barclays Manager and Player of the Month for November respectively.
Shane Warne on Twitter:
"All preparations for 20/20 big bash are going well - will starting ramping it up now with 2 weeks to go till first game at the MCG!!"
Spain's Rafael Nadal
has beaten Juan Monaco
of Argentina, 6-1 6-1 6-2 in the first singles rubber of the
Davis Cup final
at Seville's Olympic Stadium.
Inverness midfielder Aidan Chippendale
will miss the trip to Paisley to face St Mirren in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League on Saturday with a hamstring injury. Defenders Josh Meekings
(calf) and David Proctor
(ankle) are both doubtful.
Michael Ryan on Twitter:
"Wife thinks I'm mad...Going to the pub at 5 to watch football...no....to watch the Euro2012 football group draw! :)#bbcsportsday...IRELAND!"
Infostrada Sports on Twitter:
"A team from pot 1 hasn't become European Champions since France won the competition in 1984. #bbcsportsday."
1516 FORMULA 1:Ferrari
says it is reluctantly pulling out of
FOTA, the association made up of teams competing in Formula One.
The Italian team says on its website on Friday that it has informed FOTA president Martin Whitmarsh. The decision is partly over a "stalemate" on some issues at the core of the group's founding.
The British Olympic Association
has formerly confirmed the first five boxers to be selected for Team GB for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Andrew Selby, Luke Campbell, Tom Stalker, Fred Evans and Anthony Joshua
had already qualified, while the final Olympic qualifier for men will take place in Istanbul next April.
Kilmarnock will be without midfielders Danny Buijs
and Liam Kelly
for their Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Aberdeen. Buijs has been ruled out for four to six weeks with a hamstring injury, while Kelly is struggling with with a virus.
Wolves midfielders Jamie O'Hara
and Stephen Hunt
will return after missing the defeat at Chelsea through suspension while striker Kevin Doyle
(knee) and defender Richard Stearman,
who will play with a cast on his broken wrist, are expected to be available. But midfielder Karl Henry
will have to serve a one-game ban after incurring his fifth yellow card of the campaign at Stamford Bridge.
Premier League leaders Manchester City welcome back Italian striker Mario Balotelli
and England midfielder Gareth Barry
for the visit of Norwich City on Saturday after suspension.
Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby
has suffered a new injury setback, with a hamstring injury ruling him out of Saturday's match with Wigan. The French international has missed almost the entire season so far after undergoing an ankle operation in the summer and his comeback was then delayed by a muscle injury suffered in training.
1434 FOOTBALL: Rangers
are boosted by the news that defender Steven Whittaker
has recovered from injury ahead of their Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Dunfermline. Whittaker had suffered an Achilles knock in the midweek friendly against Hamburg but is fit for the clash at Ibrox, along with forward Kyle Lafferty
(back spasm) and midfielder Alejandro Bedoya
(shin gash). Midfielder Gregg Wylde
is set to return from suspension.
1426 FOOTBALL: Joe Ledley
has ruled himself out of Celtic's
Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Dundee United
at Tannadice on Sunday. The Hoops midfielder, who picked up an ankle knock against Atletico Madrid at Parkhead on Wednesday night, revealed on his Twitter account today that he is still waiting on the results of a scan and will miss the trip to Tayside.
BBC Sport's Ian Dennis on Twitter:
"#NUFC have postponed tribute for Gary Speed tomorrow after a request from Louise Speed cos she wants to be inside SJP when it takes place. "
1410 GET INVOLVED:
Edward Barton on Twitter:
"Martin O'Neill will be a great manager for Sunderland. Glad he never got the Liverpool job though. #bbcsportsday."
Northants Cricket has appointed David Smith
as the club's new chief executive reports BBC Radio Northampton
. The former Leicestershire CEO replaces Mark Tagg who resigned in October. "The club has made real progress both on and off the field over the past few years. I am looking forward to working with the coach David Capel and the Board of Directors to bring future success to the club,'' said Smith.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini
has warned striker Mario Balotelli to expect opponents to test his temperament. "Mario should pay attention and he should be clever," said Mancini. "I can do nothing - only he is on the pitch. He should pay attention and think only about football and not other things."
BBC Sport football pundit Steve Claridge
tell's BBC 5 live that Martin O'Neill's
move to Sunderland is the right one. "His track record is very good," said Claridge. "He'll be able to work within certain restriction with regards finances and he won't expect the world. He needs to get a goalscorer but he knows that. He has always been linked with Sunderland and he was the obvious candidate if Steve was to go."
Former England captain Paul Collingwood
hopes successful domestic stints in Australia and India can help him force his way back into England's limited-overs side. Collingwood, who retired from Tests after the Ashes last winter, last played for his country during the World Cup in March. "I still have the ambition to play one-day and T20 for my country," Collingwood said. "If I have a really good six months you never know what can happen. I'll be out in Australia for six or seven weeks playing against some of the world's best cricketers then playing in the IPL."
1318 RUGBY UNION:
Leicester boss Richard Cockerill
has moved to allay any injury fears surrounding Tigers' England captaincy candidate Tom Croft
. Flanker Croft, who is widely viewed as a front-runner for England leadership duties in next year's 6 Nations, will miss Saturday's Premiership derby against Welford Road visitors Northampton. "Crofty took a bit of a knock at Gloucester last weekend, so we've kept him out," Cockerill said.
Double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington says swimming world records will be broken at the London Olympics
and that technologically advanced suits will help. Since the 18-month 'super-suit' period between 2008 and 2009 when nearly 300 global records were set, only US swimmers Ryan Lochte
and Missy Franklin
have managed to achieve new world record times. However, the launch of Speedo's new FastSkin3 creation suggests the race to find even the smallest possible competitive edge for the London Olympics is well under way.
BBC Sport's Ian Dennis on Twitter:
"Told Uefa general secretary Gianni Infantino and not Michel Platini will pay UEFA respects to Gary Speed ahead of the draw"
West Indies pace bowler Ravi Rampaul has broken the world record for the highest one-day international score by a number 10 batsman, smashing 86 not out from 66 balls (including six sixes) against India in Visakhapatnam as the
Windies made 269-9 from their 50 overs.
Rampaul, who had never previously scored more than 40 in any international match, added an unbroken 99 with Kemar Roach for the final wicket - the third highest 10th-wicket ODI partnership in the record books.
1253 RUGBY UNION:
Australia centre Rob Horne
has withdrawn from the Wallabies team to face Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday due to a hamstring injury. Horne failed to come through a training session at the Ospreys' training base in Swansea and his place in the starting line-up will be taken by Queensland Reds centre Anthony Fainga'a.
1246 FORMULA 1: Ferrari
and Red Bull Racing
have decided to withdraw from the
Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA)
on the back of the ongoing row over the Resource Restriction Agreement, F1's cost-reducing programme, according to
1242 GET INVOLVED:
DJ on Twitter:
"It'll be great to have Martin O'Neill back! the game has sorely missed him! #bbcsportsday."
Australia 154-3 after second day of first Test, in reply to New Zealand's 295 all out.
Asked if he would like to represent Great Britain next summer, Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs
"I'd be delighted, anyone would. You can't turn down an opportunity to represent your country in any competition, let alone the greatest stage on the planet. It would be great to be a part of and everyone will be doing their upmost to get selected. If you ask any footballer what they want to do, it's win the World Cup, but as a whole the Olympics is the biggest stage. Although football isn't one of the main sports, it would still be amazing to be a part of."
1226 SPORTS PERSONALITY: Sir Matthew Pinsent
"Hopefully after 2012 we'll have a whole crop of successful women who are being appreciated for being successful. We weren't short of success this year but somehow the appreciation wasn't quite there. I think it's something to do with coverage and the way the public consumes sport. If you put sport on the TV or in the newspaper, for some reason women's sport doesn't perform that well. Hopefully after London 2012 that will change, because at the Olympics no-one looks at whether it's a man or woman winning the gold medal. Nobody cares - it's a gold medal. If it's for Britain, we will all be proud about it, which is one of the good things about the Games."
Uefa president Michel Platini
says he is willing to move European club competitions in order to allow the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be played in the winter. Platini, who also confirmed he voted for Qatar as 2022 hosts, said the World Cup "is the most important thing" and that it would be better to play the tournament when the weather was cooler.
1210 RUGBY UNION:
Australia centre Rob Horne
has withdrawn from the Wallabies team to face Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday due to a hamstring injury.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp
says he doesn't think the Football Association should announce England manager Fabio Capello's successor during the season if the candidate is currently in a club job. "It would leave the club he works for in a difficult position," said Redknapp. "It wouldn't be fair to them."
Striker Rafael van der Vaart
has recovered from a hamstring injury and is available for Tottenham's
Premier League game against Bolton
on Saturday. Sandro
is struggling with a groin problem, but Roman Pavlyuchenko
and Giovani Dos Santos
have recovered from their respective knee and groin injuries.
Rory McIlroy fell back into a tie for the lead
with Alvaro Quiros in the Hong Kong Open
after bogeying two of his last three holes in the second round. The US Open champion and Spanish player Quiros both carded a one-under-par 69 to lie a shot clear on seven under.
Arsenal will be without midfielders Abou Diaby
(hamstring) and Tomas Rosicky
(thigh) for Saturday's Premier League trip to Wigan. Ryo Miyaichi
(ankle) is still out, along with defenders Carl Jenkinson
(back) and Bacary Sagna
BBC Sport's Mark Lawrenson
on England ahead of the Euro 2012 draw: "I seriously think England's biggest problem next summer will be themselves - they don't do tournaments very well. Their whole approach needs a complete rethink."
1111 GET INVOLVED:
Simon Kimbrell on Twitter:
"Feel a bit for Bruce having his 2 main strikers sold, but have any of his replacements been a a success? #moneywasted #bbcsportsday."
chief executive David Smith
will be named as the new Northants
chief executive today reports BBC Radio Northampton. The club has been looking to replace Mark Tagg
who left the County Ground at the end of October. Smith is a former Warwickshire batsman.
Manchester United will travel to Aston Villa without striker Dimitar Berbatov
as the Bulgarian striker is out with an ankle injury. Brazilian twins Rafael
will also miss Saturday's game after limping off in Wednesday's 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace in their League Cup quarter-final.
QPR on Twitter:
"[QPR manager Neil] Warnock: 'I'm concerned with the goals we're conceding. Scoring goals doesn't concern me as much. We need to improve standards.' #QPR."
BBC Sport's Mark Lawrenson
on England ahead of the Euro 2012 draw which starts at 1700 BST: "There's a distinct possibility England will end up in the same group as the Republic of Ireland but I am glad they cannot get Germany because they have introduced more young players and have improved even more since the last World Cup, and they have a set-style too."
1033 GET INVOLVED:
Tim Allen on Twitter:
unfortunate to get the sack at SAFC but wherever he goes next someone is gonna get a very good manager!"
BBC Sport's Ian Dennis on Twitter:
"Poland will host groups A and C. Warsaw and Wroclaw in group A - a 5 and a half hour car journey. Gdansk + Poznan, group C just the 5hrs. Fans will want to avoid group B. Games played in Kharkiv and Lviv - 17 hour road trip! Draw live on 5 Live just after 530."
play tribute to the seven members of the current England squad
who have passed their 50th England cap, by honouring them with a personalised stone at the stadium. Frank Lampard
, John Terry
, Steven Gerrard
, Wayne Rooney
, Ashley Cole
, Rio Ferdinand
and Gareth Barry
have all had stones installed in the ground on Wembley Way to mark the milestone in their England careers.
Norwich defender Ritchie de Laet
is doubtful for Saturday's trip to Premier League leaders Manchester City with a back problem.
1005 FOOTBALL: Sir Alex Ferguson
on Martin O'Neill
being favourite for the Sunderland manager's job: "He's got a very good track record. The job he did at Villa Park was excellent and he did a great job at Celtic, he won the League Cup at Leicester, so he's got the experience to do well."
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
has labelled Sunderland's decision to sack Steve Bruce
as "a mistake". Wenger told
"I think it is a mistake because the one to question at Sunderland is certainly not Steve Bruce. He has competence, the desire to win and he is the last one I would question on that, unfortunately he went through a bad run and paid the price. I'm pretty sure that he should not have done."
Former British rugby league player Ryan Tandy
is facing the threat of a custodial sentence after being found guilty of lying to a New South Wales Crime Commission
hearing. Tandy, who had spells in Super League with Hull KR
and played for Ireland
in the last World Cup in 2008, was found guilty of one count of knowingly giving false or misleading evidence and not guilty of two others arising from investigations into match-fixing allegations.
India captain Virender Sehwag
elected to field after winning the toss against the West Indies in the second one-day international in Visakhapatnam. India have named an unchanged side to the one that won the opening one-dayer of the five-match series, while the West Indies have replaced spinner Anthony Martin
with paceman Ravi Rampaul.
Fifa executive committee member Worawi Makudi
has met his 1 December deadline to provide information over land and development cash questions.
The Thailand FA
president is accused of using money for football projects on land that he personally owns, an allegation he denies. He maintains that the legal title for the land was transferred to the Football Association of Thailand (Fat). Fifa had told Makudi that he would face a formal investigation unless he provided proof he did not misuse $860,000 (£535,000) of football development funding. Fifa is now analysing the documents.
0940 GET INVOLVED:
Daniel Yeates on Twitter:
"Given what's happened at Sunderland it's the right time for Kean to leave the job and be replaced by Bruce. Change of thinking! #bbcsportsday."
BBC Sport understands
that Nice striker Yannick Djalo
will undergo a trial at Aston Villa.
The 25-year-old hasn't appeared for the French side after
refused to ratify his transfer from Sporting Lisbon because he signed after the transfer window closed in August. The Portuguese striker was quoted on his personal Facebook page as saying "Go to Aston Villa" but apparently he will have to impress on a trial before any deal is struck.
Newcastle midfielder Cheik Tiote
is out of Saturday's Premier League clash with Chelsea as he attempts to shake off a knee problem. Winger Jonas Gutierrez is suspended after being sent-off at Manchester United last Saturday, but striker Leon Best (groin) has returned to training and is available.
0916 FOOTBALL: Robbie Savage
this morning that he wanted to dedicate his performance on Strictly Come Dancing
on Saturday to Gary Speed:
"I spoke to him on Saturday morning then he did Football Focus. The last time I saw him was at Strictly. Tomorrow night is going to be for Gary. As a footballer you can wear an armband to pay tribute: I can do it in front of 13m people on Saturday night. I am just going to go for it for Gary."
0911 GET INVOLVED:
BBC Sport's George Riley on Twitter:
"Congrats to Johnathan Thurston who wins 2011 #rugbyleague golden boot for player of Year,Cameron Smith 2nd. Darren Lockyer 3rd. #bbcsportsday"
Striker Danny Graham
is a major doubt for Swansea's
Premier League trip to Blackburn. The former Watford striker is struggling with the Achilles injury he suffered in last weekend's goalless draw with Aston Villa. Leroy Lita likely to lead the line in his absence.
0900 BOXING: Amir Khan
on a possible comeback for David Haye:
"David Haye has had a great career and he's got a lot left in his tank. Styles make fights and I think the style against Vitali Klitschko suits David much better. If you're asking me if it is good for David to come back to boxing then I think it is."
0856 BOXING: Amir Khan
BBC Radio 5 live
about a potential fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr:
"It's a fight that the world wants to see. 2012 is going to be a big year for me and we will get that fight with Floyd Mayweather. To get the fight in Wembley Stadium would be massive. If the fight was made in the UK it would be huge, it would probably be the biggest fight ever in the UK."
Paralympic gold medallist Sarah Storey
made a successful World Cup debut as Great Britain won
team pursuit gold in Cali, Colombia.
Storey, Laura Trott
and Wendy Houvenaghel
clocked three minutes and 31.835 seconds, well ahead of New Zealand's 3:37.072. The United States beat Lithuania to take bronze.
Former Blackburn Rovers midfielder and BBC Radio 5 Live pundit Robbie Savage
says it's time for Steve Kean
to step down after the Blackburn manager said his side 'forfeited' their Carling Cup defeat to Cardiff. "I don't blame Kean for taking the job, and I don't blame him for taking a pay rise either, although I don't know what he's done to deserve it? It's time for to recognise he can't turn it around and step down, because without an injection of new thinking, Blackburn are going down without a fight."
0813 FOOTBALL:0800 FOOTBALL:
Ahead of Friday's Euro 2012 draw in Kiev,
have announced England fans will be allocated just
5,000 official tickets
for the quarter and semi-finals should their team get that far.
Morning and welcome to Sportsday Live. To start with, we have three stories from
Friday's gossip column:
Arsenal have been told that Borussia Dortmund playmaker Mario Gotze will not be sold for less than £30m. The Gunners had hoped to tie up a deal for the Germany international for £25m in advance of the transfer window opening.
Aston Villa are closing in on a deal for Nice striker Yannick Djalo. The 25-year-old is available on a free transfer after Fifa refused to ratify his transfer from Sporting Lisbon in August, leaving him unable to play for the French side.
Ajax right-back Gregory van der Wiel is set to turn down a move to the Premier League - with both Chelsea and Manchester United interested in the 23-year-old - and sign for Valencia.