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Sportsday Live - Monday 5 December

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1900: That is it for now. Sportsday Live will return on Tuesday at 0800 GMT. Join Phil Dawkes for live text commentary of Fulham v Liverpool.

1855 RUGBY UNION: The complaint is that Ashton pulled Leicester wing Alesana Tuilagi by his hair and dragged him from the field of play at Welford Road. Ashton's action sparked a touchline brawl that ended with referee Wayne Barnes sending off Tuilagi and Northampton's England flanker Tom Wood. Tuilagi and Wood, who were both dismissed for striking, will also appear before RFU disciplinary chiefs on Tuesday.

Breaking news
1847 RUGBY UNION: Northampton wing Chris Ashton is cited for an act contrary to good sportsmanship during Sunday's Premiership match against Leicester, the RFU confirms.

BBC Radio 5 live
1845 COMING UP: 5 live Sport tonight from 1900 GMT will be celebrating one of the greatest football teams of all time - Brazil's World Cup side of 1982. John Motson, who commentated at the tournament, will talk about strengths of the team and focus on the role of Socrates who died on Sunday aged 57.

1840 FOOTBALL: Opta Sports on Twitter: "8.2 - Luis Suarez averages 8.2 touches per game inside the opposition penalty area, more than any other player in the PL this season. Threat."

1828 WINTER OLYMPICS: Gary Anderson, performance director of Great Britain Bobsleigh, on Twitter: "It's official! GBR Bobsleigh have qualified 2 sleds in the women's race and 1 Sled in the mens race at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games!"

1818 FOOTBALL: Morocco will be without Mehdi Carcela for Africa's final Olympic qualifiers after Fifa rule he is ineligible. Fifa say the midfielder cannot play for hosts Morocco in an Olympic qualifier since he represented Belgium in the same competition four years ago.

1812 FOOTBALL: Arsenal will unveil three statues outside Emirates Stadium on Friday as part of their 125th anniversary celebrations. The identity of the trio of club legends has been kept secret. The unveiling will take place from 1500 GMT on Friday 9 December.

1800 TAEKWONDO: Aaron Cook says he is "in great shape and great form" after winning gold in Taekwondo's under-80kg division test even ahead of next summer's Olympics.

1757 FOOTBALL: AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani confirms Massimiliano Allegri is set to extend his contract as coach of the Italian champions until 2014.

Breaking news
1752 FOOTBALL: Daniel Sturridge is also eyeing a spot in Fabio Capello's England squad for Euro 2012: "It would be great to be involved with England at Euro 2012, but I am concentrating on club form and I'll let my feet do the talking."

Breaking news
1749 FOOTBALL: In-form Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge has given his full backing to boss Andre Villas-Boas: "I am behind the manager and everyone else is because we know he's here for three years. I think the manager's approach is great. The attacking style does work and you'll see in the future it works."

Breaking news
1746 FOOTBALL: Andre Villas-Boas on the news that striker Nicolas Anelka and defender Alex have handed in transfer requests: "The players have not been treated like criminals, the players have accepted the decision, it was not taken lightly. We want everyone focused on the future of the club."

Breaking news
1744 FOOTBALL: Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has been speaking to the media ahead of his side's Champions League clash with Valencia on Tuesday night: "We have to take the initiative in the game. We will not change our style for the game."

1742 FOOTBALL: In the Premier League tonight Fulham take on Liverpool at 2000 GMT, we'll have full live text commentary with Phil Dawkes from 1900 GMT.

1739 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1734 FOOTBALL: Czech league leaders Sparta Prague part company with their general manager Jozef Chovanec, blaming the move on "unsatisfactory results".

1729 GET INVOLVED: Jason on Twitter: "Man United vs Man City is a huge game in the FA Cup could have an effect on the league maybe #bbcsportsday"

1723 SNOOKER: Mark Allen has launched an attack on World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn, during which he suggests he should leave his post. Northern Ireland's Allen claimed Hearn had vowed not to make changes to major tournaments: "I don't think he's pleasing too many players, but anyone who voted for him has only got themselves to blame. It's time to let someone else have a go."

1719 FOOTBALL: Former Fifa presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam will have the first of two appeal cases following a bribery scandal heard at the Court of Arbitration of Sport next month.

Breaking news
1714 FOOTBALL: Celtic cleared of breaching Scottish Premier League rules after their fans were reported for singing pro-IRA songs. The SPL launched an investigation after police noted the singing during a draw against Hibernian at Celtic Park on 29 October.

1659 FOOTBALL: Former Nottingham Forest striker Marlon Harewood has returned to the City Ground to train with the club. Harewood will become a free agent next month after a spell in Chinese football.

1653 FOOTBALL: Former Bolton midfielder Jason McAteer believes Wanderers boss Owen Coyle is still the right man to turn things around at the Reebok Stadium. McAteer told BBC Sport: "It takes bottle to get out of a relegation battle and Owen will instil confidence in the team."

1648 BOXING: Wladimir Klitschko had no option but to call off his fight with former cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck in Germany on Saturday, according to his manager Berndt Boente. "Wladimir's pain is too much to overcome at this moment. We have no other choice but to cancel the event," Boente said.

1643 GET INVOLVED: Gary Martin on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Arsenal will hopefully face an easier game in the FA cup than last year! All in one both teams will be going for the win!!"

1639 RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership champions Saracens confirm the signing of Ireland international Peter Stringer on a three-month loan deal. The Munster scrum-half, who has won 98 caps, will be registered to play Premiership and Heineken Cup rugby with Saracens.

1635 FOOTBALL: Hearts players waiting for overdue wages have each received a £1000 part-payment from the club.

Breaking news
1631 CRICKET: West Indies beat India by 16 runs in the third one-day international in Ahmedabad. India were chasing 261 to win the match and series but only made 244 after last man Abhimanyu Mithun was called out lbw to Ravi Rampaul.

Breaking news
1627 FOOTBALL: Former Manchester United midfielder Ronnie Wallwork jailed for 15 months for selling on parts from stolen high-performance cars.

1624 RUGBY UNION: Luke Charteris could become the next member of Wales' World Cup squad to land a lucrative deal in French club rugby. French newspaper L'Independant reports that Newport Gwent Dragons lock Charteris has agreed a three-year contract with Perpignan.

1622 OLYMPICS: Stuart Pearce will lobby to take members of England's Euro 2012 squad to the Olympics if he thinks it will be beneficial for their development as international players.

Live action now
1620 CRICKET: India need 22 runs from 23 balls to beat West Indies in the third one-day international in Ahmedabad. India are 240-9, chasing 261 to win the match and series.

1617 FOOTBALL: Senegal can reach their first Olympic Games football tournament in the country's history if the West Africans beat Gabon in Tuesday's qualifier in Morocco.

1613 FOOTBALL: Brighton winger Will Buckley tells BBC Sussex he believes they have a great squad which could push for a play-off place in the Championship.

1609 FOOTBALL: Judd Trump beat Dominic Dale 6-4 at the UK Championship to set up a second round meeting with Ronnie O'Sullivan. Northern Ireland's Mark Allen is also through to the last 16 in York after beating Adrian Gunnell 6-3 in York.

1606 FOOTBALL: League Two side Barnet sign Southampton defender Jack Saville on a one-month loan deal.

1603 FOOTBALL: Newcastle defender James Perch says he can provide boss Alan Pardew with cover in the absence of Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini.

Breaking news
1600 FOOTBALL: Bolton appeal against the red card shown to defender Gary Cahill in the Premier League defeat to Tottenham on Saturday. Cahill was dismissed by referee Stuart Attwell after just 17 minutes of the game at White Hart Lane for a challenge on Scott Parker.

1559 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1554 CRICKET: With 10 overs remaining, India need 65 runs to beat West Indies in the third one-day international in Ahmedabad. Rohit Sharma remains unbeaten on 87 but Ravichandran Ashwin has just been trapped leg before wicket. India are 196-7, chasing 261 to win the match and series.

Breaking news
1547 CRICKET: Graham Gooch is stepping down as first team batting coach at Essex. The former England opener will now focus on his role with the England set-up as a full-time coach, whilst remaining as club ambassador for Essex.

1539 FOOTBALL: A plug for a broadcast on BBC Radio 5 live tonight. BBC Sport football commentator John Motson will be looking back at the career of Socrates, who died on Sunday at the age of 57, and the Brazil team of 1982 which is widely regarded as the best not to win a World Cup. The show starts at 2200 GMT.

1534 CRICKET: With 15 overs remaining, India need 98 runs to beat West Indies in the third one-day international in Ahmedabad. Rohit Sharma has steadied the home side's innings with an unbeaten 62 to help them recover from 84-5 to 163-6. India lead the best-of-five series 2-0.

1530 FOOTBALL: Monday's Premier League clash sees Fulham entertain Liverpool at Craven Cottage. OptaJoe on Twitter tells us: "Liverpool have won five of their last six Premier League games on a Monday, scoring 18 goals in the process. Businesslike."

1524 SNOOKER: Keep an eye on the live snooker on the BBC Sport website. England's Judd Trump and Welshman Dominic Dale are locked at 4-4 in their first round clash in York. On the other table, Northern Ireland's Mark Allen leads England's Adrian Gunnell 5-2.

1515 FOOTBALL: Tuesday's Scottish third division match between Elgin and Peterhead has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.

1514 BOXING: Bolton light-welterweight Amir Khan is relishing the chance to boost his growing reputation when he defends his IBF and WBA world titles against American Lamont Peterson in his hometown Washington on Saturday. "I'm not really concerned about fighting in his backyard," said Khan. "Maybe that will work against him or maybe it works in your favour, I don't know. But regardless, we have trained for him and we know exactly what to do to beat him."

1506 CRICKET: Adam Gilchrist has conceded that India could take advantage of a "transitional" Australia to win their first Test series in the country. The four-match series starts with the traditional Boxing Day Melbourne Test on 26 December. Former Australia wicketkeeper Gilchrist said: "It's a good chance for India with Australia being through somewhat of a transitional period. They are still finding their way."

1458 FOOTBALL: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has selected a mix of youth and experience in his 18-man squad to face Olympiacos in Tuesday's final Champions League Group F game. The Gunners have already qualified as group winners and Wenger has named midfielders Oguzhan Ozyakup and Craig Eastmond, defenders Ignasi Miquel and Nico Yennaris, alongside the likes of Tomas Rosicky who returns from a thigh injury.

1453 GET INVOLVED: Grant Portman on Twitter: "Ronaldo broke more records in a less successful team. Got to win balon d'or but in reality has no chance."

1445 FOOTBALL: Crisis club Kettering Town are at risk of being unable to field a side against Darlington on Tuesday. The Poppies, who are under a transfer embargo named just two substitutes for Saturday's 7-0 thrashing at York City and are braced for more departures before the visit of Darlington.

1437 RUGBY UNION: England winger Topsy Ojo has agreed a new two-year deal that will keep him with London Irish until May 2014.

1430 CRICKET: India are 103-5 after 20 overs in reply to West Indies 260-5 in the third one-day international in Ahmedabad. Ravi Rampaul has taken three of the Indian wickets to fall. West Indies need to win the match to keep alive the best-of-five series after India won the opening two games.

1422 CRICKET: England all-rounder Tim Bresnan on Twitter: "Yes, big sling and bandage is off. Just seen the scar for the first time. All I can say is. Take a bow Mr surgeon."

1417 FOOTBALL: Barcelona manager Josep Guardiola will rest Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta for the Champions League match against BATE Borisov on Tuesday ahead of Saturday's match against La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

1406 GOLF: Nine-time major champion Gary Player on Twitter: "What a Sunday! Tiger wins on the 18th, Lee Westwood repeats at the Nedbank and Rory wins the UBS. 2012 will be an interesting year."

1405 FOOTBALL: Wolves on Twitter: "Cool down for the players today. Slightly more relaxed atmosphere! Several are at a Local Heroes lunch at Molineux this afternoon."

1355 SNOOKER: Shaun Murphy tells BBC Radio Manchester he has got no issue with the new shortened format of the early rounds at the UK Snooker Championship in York. The annual event has been cut to a best-of-11 frames for the first three rounds.

1350 GET INVOLVED: planetglenn on Twitter: "Messi and Ronaldo have great goalscoring records but every time for club and country Xavi delivers and surely the award has be his #bbcsportsday"

1344 SAILING: Ben Ainslie makes a strong start on day one of the Finn class at the World Championships in Perth, Australia. He leads the field of 72 sailors, with fellow Britons Giles Scott, Ed Wright, Andrew Mills and Mark Andrews in the top 15.

1340 FOOTBALL: Cristiano Ronaldo on Twitter: "It's great to be again nominated as one of the FIFA Ballon d'Or final 3 contenders."

1335 FOOTBALL: The Football Association says reports that England's Euro 2012 training base will be unprepared for their arrival are no more than media "scaremongering".

Live action now
1320 CRICKET: In the third one-day international in Ahmedabad, India slump to 8-2 in reply to West Indies' 260-5. The hosts are now 24-2 after five overs.

1308 FORMULA 1: Efforts to reach a cost-cutting agreement will not be thrown off track by the 'bump in the road' caused by Ferrari and Red Bull withdrawing from the teams' association FOTA, according to Mercedes bosses.

1300 FOOTBALL: Bulgaria Prime Minister Boiko Borisov wants the country's player of the year poll annulling after he won. Borisov, who sometimes plays as a striker for third division side Vitosha Bistritsa, collected 44% of the votes with Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov second on 24%. "It's a protest vote," said Borisov. This vote is not a signal that Borisov is the best player but that Bulgarian football needs reforms and a new policy."

1255 OLYMPICS: Olympics minister Hugh Robertson is confident that despite using more money for security and the opening and closing ceremonies (see 1212) the London 2012 Games will be delivered under budget. £528m of contingency money still remains unallocated.

1250 GET INVOLVED: Alan Beacham on Twitter: "How can Tiger Woods jump 31 places for winning a select field event? Only 18 players playing and most not that highly ranked!" #bbcsportsday

1245 TENNIS: The Lawn Tennis Association has announced a list of 23 players who have been offered contracts for 2012. Lewis Burton, Tara Moore and Dan Evans are three new names on the list but nine have been removed. World number four Andy Murray does not qualify due to commercial conflicts.

1237 SNOOKER: Live coverage of the UK Championship is under way - you can either watch Mark Allen v Adrian Gunnell or Judd Trump v Dominic Dale live on the BBC Sport website.

1227 CYCLING: 2010 Tour de France runner-up Andy Schleck isn't interested in having the title handed to him if Alberto Contador is found guilty of doping. A verdict on Contador's clenbuterol case is expected from the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Januray but Luxembourg rider Schleck told the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper: "Whatever sentence comes out it won't change my life. The road already wrote the story and gave the verdict and I'm not interested in anything else. That's not how I want to win the Tour."

1219 CRICKET: Andre Russell and Darren Sammy smashed 52 runs off the final three overs to lift West Indies to 260-5 in the third one-day international against India. Russell hit two sixes and four boundaries in his 18-ball knock of 40 while Sammy hit two sixes and five fours in a 17-ball 41. India lead the best-of-five series 2-0.

1212 OLYMPICS: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Big Olympic announcements. Security budget at venues rises by £271m. And government doubles budget for ceremonies. Extra £41m. Decision to give an extra £41m pounds to London 2012 ceremonies came from the Prime Minister after he was shown the original plans."

1203 FOOTBALL: Former Brazil forward Zico has paid tribute to his former team mate Socrates after the former Brazil captain died at the age of 57. "He was an amazing guy. As a player what is there to say, he was one of the best who ever played."

1150 GET INVOLVED: Stephen Cunnah on Twitter: "Xavi is oldest, has been great for ages and has not won it yet. Focal point for Barca and Spain. Surely should be his turn? bbcsportsday."

1143 FOOTBALL: Blackburn manager Steve Kean is confident his side can secure a top-10 finish in the Premier League. The Scot, whose side beat Swansea 4-2, thinks the next couple of weeks will be pivotal in allowing them to move up the table. "We feel as if we are in a false position just now but we are here and we have got to keep winning games." Kean added in the Lancashire Telegraph: "We've got a real nice run of games now. I would like to think over the next three games, Sunderland, West Brom and Bolton, we will get ourselves out of the position we are in."

1135 FOOTBALL: England coach Fabio Capello will await the outcome of Wayne Rooney's appeal against a three-match Uefa suspension to decide whether to pick the Manchester United striker for Euro 2012. "I hope Rooney will be there. The sentence, three games, was too much for me and I hope the appeal will help us reduce the sentence."

1127 RUGBY LEAGUE: Former New Zealand international Robbie Hunter-Paul, who brought his 17-season playing career to an end this year, has rejoined former club Huddersfield as business development manager.

1118 FOOTBALL: News agency Al-Jazeera are reporting former Liverpool and Inter Milan manager Rafael Benitez is being lined up as a replacement for Paris St Germain coach Antoine Kombouare. The Qatari news channel claimed the Ligue 1 side have sacked Kombouare and have approached Benitez, who is available after being dismissed from Serie A club Inter last December.

1110 BOXING: The IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight belt holder had been due to face Mormeck, in Dusseldorf, Germany, 10 December. "Wladimir is sad, devastated, but he again feels extreme pain," said his manager Bernd Bonte.

Breaking news
1110 BOXING: World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has pulled out of his title defence against France's Jean-Marc Mormeck after suffering pain following surgery to have a kidney stone removed.

1104 FORMULA 1: McLaren Mercedes has become the world's first ever carbon-neutral Formula 1 team. McLaren are now able to achieve annual savings of more than 1500 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

1056 FORMULA 1: The Mercedes-Benz works Silver Arrows team will compete under the name Mercedes AMG Petronas in the 2012 season.

1047 FOOTBALL: France's Bruno Bini, Japan's Norio Sasaki and the United States' Pia Sundhage were nominated for the best coach of a woman's team. Japan beat the Americans to win the Women's World Cup in July.

1041 FOOTBALL: Wayne Rooney's goal against Manchester City has been nominated for the Fifa Puskás award for the "most beautiful goal of the year". Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Santos striker Neymar are also up for the award.

Breaking news
1035 FOOTBALL: Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United), Josep Guardiola (Barcelona) and José Mourinho (Real Madrid) are up for the men's Fifa World Coach of the Year.

Breaking news
1027 FOOTBALL: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Xavi have been shortlisted for the Fifa Ballon d'Or 2011, Fifa and France football magazine have announced.

1021 GET INVOLVED: Josh Hobbs on Twitter: "Lack of competitors or not, Tiger will have been feeling huge pressure and beat it for 1st time in 2 yrs. Got to be a boost. #bbcsportsday."

1007 CRICKET: West Indies have reached 44-2 after 15 overs in their third one-day international against India in Ahmedabad. Lendl Simmons (1) and Danza Hyatt (20) are the men out. India lead the best-of-five series 2-0.

1002 FORMULA 1: At the awards ceremony, Germany's double world champion Sebastian Vettel was named as International Racing Driver of the Year, while Force India's British driver Paul di Resta won the Rookie of the Year title. Britain's Dan Wheldon, who died in a crash in October, was posthumously awarded a lifetime achievement award, accepted by his father Clive.

0957 FORMULA 1: British teenager Oliver Rowland will have a test with McLaren after collecting a coveted Autosport award previously won by the likes of Jenson Button and David Coulthard. Rowland, who was runner-up in the Formula Renault UK series this year, won the McLaren Autosport BRDC award.

0952 FOOTBALL: Former England captain David Beckham may make a decision on his playing future before Christmas. The midfielder, 36, could play his last game for Major League Soccer champions Los Angeles Galaxy against Melbourne Victory on Tuesday after being tipped to join French side Paris St Germain. However, he said: "I wanted to have some time on this tour. I'm going to spend some time with the family and have a good Christmas. I might make [my decision] before it, I might be able to make it after it, we'll see."

0946 HORSE RACING: Grey steeplechaser Suny Bay has died at the age of 22. The horse was trained by Charlie Brooks and won the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury. Suny Bay also twice finished second in the Grand National, including in the famous Monday race after the bomb scare in 1997.

0942 OLYMPICS: Former Fifa president Joao Havelange has resigned from the International Olympic Committee days before an ethics hearing into his conduct. The 95-year-old was facing suspension over his involvement with Fifa's former marketing agency International Sport and Leisure. With his resignation, the ethics case against him is likely to be dropped.

0934 FOOTBALL: In his latest blog, BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty says Sunday's 2-1 defeat by Wolves will have shown new Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill th size of the task he is facing at the Stadium of Light.

0928 RUGBY UNION: Former England skipper Martin Corry has told BBC Sport that Northampton's Tom Wood is one of three players who could potentially succeed Lewis Moody as England captain. Corry thinks Woods's fellow flanker Tom Croft and fly-half Toby Flood are also in contention.

0922 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's David Ornstein on Twitter: "Arsenal taking a Carling Cup squad to Olympiacos so RvP, Walcott, Arteta, Mert etc rested for Everton on Sat."

0917 HOCKEY: Great Britain need to beat Spain in their final Pool A match to qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament after losing 4-1 to reigning champions Australia.

0911 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan suggests the Blackburn boo-boys cannot help the team in his latest tactics blog. Get involved in Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

0903 CRICKET: India have won the toss and asked West Indies to bat first in the third one-day international at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. A victory for India will see them wrap up the best-of-five match series after they won the first two games. Score updates to follow.

0857 FOOTBALL: Further to his earlier messages on Twitter, talking about England's Euro 2012 base in Poland that has been criticised by the Sun newspaper, Club England managing director Adrian Bevington has told BBC Radio 5 live: "It's quite disrespectful to our hosts [to run stories like these]. It's quite offensive to have to pick the newspapers up for what I would say is just a scaremongering story."

0851 FOOTBALL: New Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has pledged to do his "utmost to bring a bit of success to Sunderland", the team he supported as a boy while growing up in Belfast.

0845 FOOTBALL: Brazilian legend Socrates passed away on Sunday at the age of 57. He was hailed as one of the finest midfielders the world has ever seen. Read more on the life of Socrates, who played in two World Cups, made 60 appearances for the national side and revel in some of his wonderful goals.

0837 GET INVOLVED: Pro Ndebele on Twitter: "Man City play, Bayern, Chelsea, Arsenal and Man United in 4 weeks. As a City fan, I will hibernate & wake up 10/01/2012 SCARY."

0832 CRICKET: Glen Chapple will continue as captain for county champions Lancashire next season. The 37-year-old all-rounder took 55 wickets and scored 365 runs in helping to lead his county to the title.

0827 GET INVOLVED: BBC Sport football pundit Garth Crooks has selected his Premier League team of the week. Do you agree with his selections? Get involved in Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

0820 SNOOKER: A quick pointer in the direction of our live coverage of the UK Championship which continues on Monday with Judd Trump taking on Dominic Dale and Mark Allen playing Adrian Gunnell in first round matches in York. You can watch the action on the BBC Sport website, if you can't get to a television screen.

0817 GET INVOLVED: Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand on Twitter: "3rd round FA cup game vs mancity. Great game to kick off this yrs FA cup, can't wait...everyone else happy with their team's draw in the cup?" Get involved in Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

0814 GET INVOLVED: BBC Sport golf commentator Andrew Cotter on Twitter: "I think I would reserve judgement on Tiger Woods being 'back' until he wins a tournament containing more players than holes on a course." Do you agree with Cotter? Get involved in Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

0810 GOLF: Former world number one Tiger Woods is back up to 21st in the world after ending his two-year wait for a victory by winning the Chevron World Challenge. He picked up two shots in the final two holes to beat fellow American Zach Johnson. Woods tweeted: "Birdie birdie feels pretty damn good. Fans made it feel better than great."

0806 FOOTBALL: England have insisted their training base in Poland for Euro 2012 will be ready for when the players arrive before the tournament next June. The Sun reported the ground in Krakow is "barely fit for a pub team" but Club England managing director Adrian Bevington tweeted: "We have pitch specialist company who work with Fifa and Uefa working on our training pitch - it will be fine." He added: "Pre-tournament base camp scare story in Sun today. V predictable. Training pitch isn't good but will be in June."

0800 FOOTBALL: Good morning and welcome to Sportsday Live. To start with, we have three stories from Monday's gossip column: Defenders Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand may be sold in the summer transfer window, as part of manager Sir Alex Ferguson's plans to overhaul Manchester United's squad. (Metro) Chelsea are in the hunt for 17-year-old Serbian striker Lazar Markovic. The Partizan Belgrade forward is one of Europe's hottest properties and could be available for £10m. (the Sun) Itallian giants AC Milan are ready to offer Brazil striker Alexandre Pato to Manchester City in a bid to capture Carlos Tevez on loan in the January transfer window. (Daily Star)

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