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Sportsday Live - Monday 12 December

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to the weekend's Premier League action, a round-up of results from around the world, plus more.

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1900: That's all for Sportsday Live for Monday, as live text commentary is about to start on Chelsea v Manchester City which you can read here.

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1853 RUGBY UNION: Harlequins back Ugo Monye on Twitter: "Jonny Wilkinson retires, loss for world rugby. Total legend, great servant of the game. Well deserved break, fair play!!"

1849 GET INVOLVED: Cal Dawson on Twitter: "Jonny Wilkinson - absolute legend, but I think he has made the right decision. Last World Cup proved that."

1845 RUGBY UNION: Former England winger Rory Underwood tells BBC Sport that Jonny Wilkinson "is the best fly-half England have ever had."

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1842 RUGBY UNION: Former England and Arsenal striker Ian Wright on Twitter: "Jonny Wilkinson take a bow mate served your country well."

1832 GET INVOLVED: Terry Urbanczyk on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday its a shame Johny couldn't end on a high with world cup victory. It will be near impossible to fill his boots."

1829 RUGBY UNION: Former England captain Lewis Moody tells Sky Sports: "Jonny Wilkinson is an incredible player and I feel very humble to have played alongside him. The number of caps he may have won if he hadn't been injured is almost unthinkable."

1828 RUGBY UNION: Jonny Wilkinson after announcing his retirement from international rugby: "To say I have played through four World Cups, two Lions tours, 91 international games and a ridiculous number of injuries and other set backs gives me an incredibly special feeling of fulfilment. But by now I know myself well enough to know that I will never truly be satisfied."

1825 RUGBY UNION: Interim England head coach Stuart Lancaster on Jonny Wilkinson: "He will continue to do great things with Toulon and I would like to go and see him in France to learn from his vast knowledge and experience of 13 years at the very top of the international game."

1819 RUGBY UNION: England interim head coach Stuart Lancaster says 'not only has Jonny Wilkinson been a world class player but he has inspired thousands to play and watch the game of rugby.'

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1818 GET INVOLVED: So what do you make of Jonny Wilkinson's decision to retire from international rugby? Get involved on Sportsday Live via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1815 RUGBY UNION: More from Jonny Wilkinson: "I never ever believed that I would be able to give up on this dream which has driven me to live, breathe, love and embrace the game of rugby from the earliest days that I can remember."

1813 RUGBY UNION: Jonny Wilkinson says on his official website: "To retire from England duty fills me with great sadness but I know that I have been blessed in so many ways to have experienced what I have with the England rugby team."

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1812 BREAKING RUGBY UNION: Jonny Wilkinson has retired from international rugby.

1808 CRICKET: Former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon will not take a full-time coaching position with Leicestershire and has opted to join Pune Warriors for next year's Indian Premier League.

1753 FOOTBALL: Arsenal are exploring the possibility of travelling to Africa as part of their 2012 pre-season preparations following the decision to postpone the Emirates Cup because of a clash of dates with the London Olympic Games. A delegation from the club is understood to have arrived in Lagos, Nigeria as they examine several potential destinations ahead of a final decision in due course.

1744: AMERICAN FOOTBALL: The struggling Kansas City Chiefs fire head coach Todd Haley following their fifth loss in sixth games. The decision comes after Sunday's 37-10 loss to the New York Jets that all but eliminated the Chiefs from making the AFC play-offs.

1738 FOOTBALL: Both Liverpool and their striker Luis Suarez are given more time to respond to charges that they broke the FA's rules. Suarez was charged with improper conduct after allegedly making an obscene gesture toward Fulham fans during the Reds' Premier League game at Craven Cottage 5 December. Liverpool were charged with failing to control their players, who surrounded the match referee to protest at the sending off of Jay Spearing during the same match.

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1727 HORSE RACING: BBC horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: "#Denman: ever suffered from Denmania? #BBC5Live Sport is seeking the biggest fans of 'the Tank' for tribute on Wed. Use #bbcracing pls RT"

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1720 FOOTBALL: Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion are fined £15,000 and severely censured for failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. The incident occurred during the club's match at Southampton on 19 November. Brighton had denied the charge and requested a personal hearing.

1718 FOOTBALL: Russian club Zenit St Petersburg are fined by Uefa but escape a stadium ban after smoke from flares ignited by fans twice stopped a Champions League home match. They must pay 50,000 euros for several disciplinary offences.

1715 FOOTBALL/CYCLING: British cyclist Sir Chris Hoy has been accidentally targeted on Twitter by Tottenham fans angry with referee Chris Foy following Sunday's defeat at Stoke.

1706 FOOTBALL: The sale of Wrexham Football Club is complete after the Welsh club confirm the takeover. The Blue Square Bet Premier side are now owned wholly by supporters, with the Football Conference officially ratifying the takeover on 12 December. Wrexham issue a statement confirming the takeover had been completed.

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1650 FORMULA 1: BBC Sport's Andrew Benson on Twitter: "HRT say aiming to have new car ready for first test in Jerez on 7 Feb, but admit it may be not be ready until the 2nd in Barcelona on 21 Feb"

1633 FOOTBALL: Inter Milan boss Claudio Ranieri denies that midfielder Wesley Sneijder's form has been affected by transfer speculation. He said: "I believe very little in the story of the player wanting to go away and being put on the transfer market. These are maybe rumours, perhaps unchecked and untrue, and so I don't give them much consideration."

1622 HORSE RACING: The Tatling won on his 176th and final racecourse start, coming home at 16-1 at Wolverhampton. In total The Tatling won £687,763 in win and place prize-money. He raced at 31 racecourses in Britain as well as racing in Ireland, France and Hong Kong.

1618 FOOTBALL: Hearts confirm that striker Calum Elliot has made his last appearance for the club and will leave on 1 January. Elliot has played over 120 games for the club but is currently on loan at Dundee.

1615 SPEEDWAY: King's Lynn Stars have announced the signing of 22-year-old German rider Kevin Wolbert from Edinburgh.

1610 FOOTBALL: Tickets for Euro 2012 have gone back on sale, with England getting 8,300 tickets for their two games in Donetsk and 11,000 for the game against Sweden in Kiev.

1608 FOOTBALL: BBC Radio Shefield reports that Sheffield Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric will back manager Gary Megson in bids to sign loanees Ben Marshall, Danny Batth and Stephen Bywater on permanent deals.

BBC Radio 5 live
1558 FOOTBALL: Another reminder that from 2000 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live there is live commentary on the big Premier League match from Stamford Bridge as Chelsea take on unbeaten leaders Manchester City.

1556 CRICKET: Worcestershire confirm the signing of Australian opener Phil Hughes for 2012. The 23-year-old left-hander will arrive at New Road during the first week of June and will spend the remainder of the season with the county.

1553 BOXING: Britain's Amir Khan, following his defeat on points against Lamont Peterson on Saturday: "It's about how you come back from these fights," he says. "I'm a warrior. I'm strong, I'm still young and I've got a lot left in me. This is what boxing is all about, it's about how you come back. I gave him the opportunity and I think I should get the opportunity back."

Breaking news
1549 FOOTBALL: Celtic are fined £12,700 for "illicit chanting" by their supporters in the Europa League match against Rennes on 3 November, Uefa confirm.

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1547 GET INVOLVED: @Bspittles on Twitter: "Harsh [Ice Hockey] wage caps would result in fewer highly paid foreign stars and encourage local players as well as lower costs." #bbcsportsday

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1543 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: "#Fakenham: BHA has no plans to review rule that lets SW-C ride in KG; says rule works well as most amateurs only in races confined to them."

1542 CYCLING: Astana's Roman Kreuziger said he would miss next year's Tour de France due to the number of time trials featuring on the route.

1539 GOLF: World number four Martin Kaymer is named the European Tour's last Golfer of the Month for this year. The German won the HSBC Champions event in Shanghai with a back nine of 29 after starting the final day five adrift of Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson.

1536 FOOTBALL: An extraordinary stat from our mathematical wizard friends at OptaSports, Arsenal and Chelsea's records at home in Premier League London derbies is identical, W52 D22 L15, and both teams have scored 162 goals.

1533 FOOTBALL: FC Basel's interim coach Heiko Vogel, who guided the team into Champions League last 16 at the expense of Manchester United, is given the job on a permanent basis.

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1530 GET INVOLVED: @WilkinsonAshley on Twitter: "RE: 1511, no fan expects a referee to get every call right but we are constantly seeing incorrect, match-changing decisions." #bbcsportsday

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1527 GET INVOLVED: @freddieleech on Twitter: "Refs do a cracking job in the Prem. Technology has its limitations. A foul is a matter of opinion. Appreciate what they do!" #bbcsportsday

1524 FOOTBALL: The Football Association of Wales deny reports that a decision on who will be the next Wales manager will be taken today.

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1521 GET INVOLVED: @andrew_raeburn on Twitter: "Re 1459 - difference is after 14 games last season Chelsea had 28 pts - City now have 38. #mcfc still the team to beat sadly." #bbcsportsday

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1511 GET INVOLVED: @philjchristian on Twitter: "To eliminate all ref mistakes all decisions will need to be scrutinised. 4 hour matches anyone? Mistakes are part of the game." #bbcsportsday

1503 FOOTBALL: Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson, whose missed penalty sparked a Wolves revival in last week's 2-1 defeat, admits he was relieved to be on the scoresheet in yesterday's 2-1 win over Blackburn. "It's been a tough week, missing that penalty and turning a game around which we should have won," he says. "I felt I needed to do something and I am happy I got a goal, especially after last weekend."

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1459 GET INVOLVED: @tomjoad31 on Twitter: "All convinced that Man City will win league but remember last season when Chelsea got off to a flyer? They didn't so who knows." #bbcsportsday

1453 SPORTS PERSONALITY: Read jockey AP McCoy's memories of his Sports Personality triumph last year on the Sports Personality index via the BBC website front page.

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1450 GET INVOLVED: @wozza355 on Twitter: "Managers & players should make mistakes, referees shouldn't. We need technology introduced to the game." #bbcsportsday

1446 FOOTBALL: Arsenal defender Andre Santos is expected to be sidelined for three months after having surgery on his right ankle.

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1445 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght with even more clarification, exceptionally thorough for you, on Twitter: "BHA confirms that Sam Waley-Cohen WILL be able to ride Long Run on Boxing Day; suspension applies only on days of amateur races."

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1442 ICE HOCKEY: More from BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter: "If situation is such that national team is now adversely affected by lack of finance - is ice hockey in the UK sustainable in present form?"

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1440 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaghtclarifying on Twitter: "#Fakenham: suspensions for amateur jockeys like Sam Waley-Cohen only apply on days of amateur-only races so will be free to ride Long Run."

1438 RUGBY UNION: Northampton Saints chairman Leon Barwell has said he will not "throw money" at Chris Ashton in order to keep the England wing at Franklin's Gardens. Ashton, 24, is out of contract in the summer and is being linked with a move to Premiership rivals Saracens. "As far as I'm aware, we haven't spoken about money. He will know where we place him financially," Barwell told BBC Look East. "But we're not going to throw money at the problem."

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1435 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: "#Fakenham: Long Run's jockey Sam Waley-Cohen banned for taking wrong course (2-00); should include King George but, on technicality, may not."

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1434 ICE HOCKEY: BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter: "Resignation of GB ice hockey coach down to financial trouble at his domestic team, Coventry Blaze. "I can't give full commitment to GB."

1430 FOOTBALL: Highly-coveted Brazilian forward Neymar, linked with a future move to Real Madrid, has said Barcelona are the best club in the world and he would be happy to play for them.

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1428 GET INVOLVED: @phil2003jones on Twitter: "I love football. I love it because refs, players, managers, kit men all make mistakes. Sometimes good for you, sometimes not." #bbcsportsday

1426 HORSE RACING: Kauto Star will run in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day, trainer Paul Nicholls confirms.

Breaking news
1424 ICE HOCKEY: Paul Thompson steps down from his role as Great Britain Head Coach.

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1422 GET INVOLVED: Oseloka Ilondior on Twitter: "Man City wins tonight! And we would have played Tottenham, Man Utd, Liverpool & Chelsea away with 3 wins & a draw. Awesome!" #bbcsportsday

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1420 GET INVOLVED: Graeme Moore on Twitter: "2012 could be a big year for British Heavyweight boxing with Klitschko set to face Chisora and Haye & big plans for Tyson Fury." #bbcsportsday

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1415 GET INVOLVED: Jamie Di Biasio on Twitter: "Stoke v Spurs great argument for technology. Far too much to lose in today's game. Teams simply cannot rely on human judgement!" #bbcsportsday

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1406 GET INVOLVED: Good afternoon from Sportsday Live, coming to you direct from Media City in Salford. Please share your views on the latest sporting issues with us and get involved on Sportsday Live via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1405 HOCKEY: England's men have moved back up to fourth in the world rankings despite losing 8-1 to eventual runners-up Spain in the Champions Trophy last week.

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1400 CYCLING: Sir Chris Hoy on Twitter: "Still getting some rather amusing grief from Spurs fans! On the plus side I've learned some new 4 letter words today. #FoyNotHoy. Just for the record 1) I don't need glasses and 2) I do not lead a double life as an English Premier League ref. That's Chris Foy."

1358 CYCLING: Former Giro d' Italia and Tour of Spain champion Denis Menchov is joining Russian team Katusha from next season. Menchov, 33, won the Spanish Vuelta in 2005 and 2007 and claimed the Giro in 2009. He finished third in the 2008 and 2010 Tours de France.

1350 BOXING: World heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has said he will defend his WBC belt against both British fighters Dereck Chisora and David Haye in 2012 before deciding whether to retire. The 40-year-old Klitschko plans to fight Chisora on 18 February in Munich with a potential bout against former ex-WBA champion Haye pencilled in for June. Klitschko told German newspaper Bild: "I will not break the age record of George Foreman, who was still boxing when he was 45."

1345 FOOTBALL: Rangers have opened discussions over extending United States international Maurice Edu's stay at Ibrox. Manager Ally McCoist told the club's website: "We've been very pleased with him. The one thing Maurice does do is work extremely hard - he's a real grafter and a workaholic. That's a massive part of his game."

1343 FORMULA 1: The HRT team have said they will be designing their own car for the 2012 season - the team had been in talks with Caterham Composites, a company owned by Caterham F1 bosses Tony Fernandes and Mike Gascoyne. A statement said: "Development of the car is being carried out at the team's technical office in Munich by a team of designers under the technical supervision of Jacky Eeckelaert and chief aerodynamicist Stephan Chosse." The team added that they were "confident" the car would be "ready for pre-season testing in February" but did not say at which of the three tests the car would first appear.

1340 FOOTBALL: Former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan is set to return from a long-term hamstring injury for Inter Milan at Genoa on Tuesday.

1338 FOOTBALL: Dunfermline and the Scottish Premier League will contact the Scottish FA over the postponement of the Pars' home game against Kilmarnock on Saturday. The Fifers' chairman, John Yorkston, described referee Bobby Madden's decision to postpone the match because of fog as "absolutely ridiculous".

1330 BOXING: BBC boxing commentator Mike Costello believes that Amir Khan is showing signs that he has not progressed as a fighter. Costello says Khan is "a man likely to be involved in contenders for 'fight of the year' but one without the ring generalship to master the very best."

1314 FOOTBALL: Leeds United have extended the loan of Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy by a further month. Under the terms of the deal, the 22-year-old will not be able to face his parent club when the sides meet at Elland Road on Saturday.

1306 RUGBY UNION: Cornish Pirates chairman Dickie Evans says he is "dismayed" at plans to delay work on a new stadium for Cornwall. The delays have been caused by the financial problems being suffered by proposed tenants Truro City.

1301 RUGBY LEAGUE: Wigan have signed Cook Island international Anthony Gelling to replace England forward Joel Tomkins - who has moved to Rugby Union side Saracens.

1253 ATHLETICS: Olympic champions Kenenisa Bekele, Asbel Kiprop and Brimin Kipruto will compete in the Great Edinburgh Cross Country in January, organisers have confirmed.

1251 FOOTBALL: Japan international striker Genki Haraguchi has been suspended from activities at his J-League club Urawa Reds for a week after injuring teammate Takuya Okamoto in a scuffle on a training ground.

1249 CRICKET: Sri Lanka are confident batsman Kumar Sangakkara will recover from a hand injury in time for the first Test against South Africa starting on Thursday. The 34-year-old former captain split the webbing between the index and second fingers of his right hand during the Sri Lanka's weather-affected warm-up match against an SA Invitation XI in Benoni at the weekend, and was unable to bat.

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1244 GET INVOLVED: @G_foster09 on Twitter: "Still in disbelief at the manner of [referee] Mr Foy's display [in Stoke-Tottenham match on Sunday] 4/5 wrong decisions! Time for them to be accountable and tell us why!" #bbcsportsday

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1242 GET INVOLVED: Freddie Leech on Twitter: "Coyle should 100% keep his job. Has shown what he is capable of last year on a budget. Stability in a football club is key." #bbcsportsday

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1225 FOOTBALL: Tottenham's Luka Modric reflecting on the 2-1 defeat at Stoke on Sunday on the official Spurs Twitter feed: "We lost the game in the 1st half. We were so much better in the 2nd half. We didn't deserve to lose."

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1220 FOOTBALL: A reminder that from 2000 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live there is live commentary on the big Premier League match from Stamford Bridge as Chelsea take on unbeaten leaders Manchester City.

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1210 GET INVOLVED: James Sharp on Twitter: "So Coyle now realises he's under pressure, he should be gone by now. We've been terrible all season!" #bbcsportsday

1200 ATHLETICS: Kenya's Mary Keitany will defend her London Marathon title next April, just three months before the 2012 Olympics in the capital.

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1200 GET INVOLVED: Good afternoon from Sportsday Live, direct from Media City in Salford. Please share your views on the latest sporting issues with us and get involved on Sportsday Live via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

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1150 BOXING: Frank Warren has told BBC Radio 5 live that Amir Khan is not yet ready for a big fight against unbeaten WBC welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather. Warren said: "Khan shouldn't even think about going up a weight and fighting Mayweather - unless he is looking for a big payday."

1140 FOOTBALL: Swindon manager Paolo di Canio has demanded the club sign four or five new players after a poor display in their 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers. "I've already asked the chairman for three players, now I want four or five otherwise I will discuss my contract," he told BBC Wiltshire.

1132 FOOTBALL: Shamrock Rovers midfielder Rohan Ricketts on Twitter, after the news manager Michael O'Neill will leave the club after the game with Tottenham on Thursday: "Terrible news about our gaffer leaving at the end of the season. Major loss for this club in a few ways. It's quite an unusual situation for the lads because 80% are out of contract and no one knows if the new gaffer will want them. #Limbo"

1128 CRICKET: The MCC committee has elected former England and Glamorgan captain Tony Lewis as the 31st honorary life vice-president of the club. Former commentator Lewis said: "To be appreciated by your peers is a huge thing to happen to you; to join a list which includes such eminent contributors to the club and to the game of cricket as a whole is a real privilege."

1122 FOOTBALL: Former Chelsea boss and current Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is set to star in his own cartoon series called "Mourinho & the Special Ones."

1118 FOOTBALL: Bolton manager Owen Coyle admits he is under pressure after another defeat to Aston Villa at the weekend. He tells the Bolton News: "I have never ran from a fight in my life but if someone felt there was a better solution for the football club, I have no problem with that."

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1105 FOOTBALL: Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart on Twitter: "Hi guys, glad I played again, but disappointed we couldn't get another victory yesterday #StokeSpurs"

Breaking news
1100 BREAKING FOOTBALL: England's group game with Sweden at Euro 2012 on 15 June will be shown live on the BBC, who will also have first pick of the quarter-finals. ITV will show England's opening group game with France (11 June) and their final game with Ukraine (19 June). The Republic of Ireland's last group game against Italy (18 June) will also be live on the BBC, who will show both semi-finals. The final, on 1 July, will be shown live on both the BBC and ITV.

1055 BOXING: German newspaper Bild reports that Vitali Klitschko will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Britain's Dereck Chisora in Munich on 18 February. Klitschko said "Chisora is an interesting opponent. For me he clearly won the (vacant) European title fight against Robert Helenius."

1053 FOOTBALL: What can Nicolas Anelka expect after his move to China? Former Nottingham Forest and West Ham striker Marlon Harewood signed for Guangzhou R&F in the summer. UK users can listen to a BBC World interview with Harewood, who talks of the impressive standard of his team-mates, his struggles with the language and the challenges of the local cuisine.

1042 FOOTBALL: Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has arrived in Japan with his side ahead of the Club World Cup semi-final

against Asian champions Al Sadd of Qatar on Thursday. "I will take them to go sightseeing in Tokyo around noon tomorrow," he said. "Especially, we want to eat a variety of genuine Japanese dishes."

1037 CRICKET: Shane Warne's latest comeback is in doubt after the leg spinner burnt his bowling hand whilst cooking. Warne is due to play for Melbourne Stars against Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League on Saturday.

1030 RUGBY LEAGUE: Former Hull KR hooker Ben Fisher has signed with Batley Bulldogs for the 2012 Championship season.

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1027 GET INVOLVED: Viv Powers on Twitter: "Shame to see Nicolas Anelka leaving the Premier League. He's graced us with his talent over the years. Hope he finds success in China #BBCSportsday"

1022 FOOTBALL: Derby County have cancelled the contract of defender Russell Anderson by mutual consent.

1018 FOOTBALL: Shamrock Rovers boss Michael O'Neill is quitting the club and Thursday's Europa League clash with Tottenham will be his last game in charge. O'Neill has been linked with the vacant Northern Ireland job.

1012 FOOTBALL: Nicolas Anelka will move to China next month, the Chelsea website confirms. Anelka has scored 59 goals in 185 games for the club.

Breaking news
1005 FOOTBALL: Chelsea statement on official Chelsea twitter feed: "CFC confirms Nicolas Anelka deal agreed with Shanghai Shenhua."

BBC Radio 5 live
0959 FOOTBALL: A word about what we have for you this evening on BBC Radio 5 live and from 2000 GMT there is live commentary on the big Premier League match from Stamford Bridge as Chelsea take on unbeaten leaders Manchester City.

0956 SWIMMING: Danish swimmer Ragnhild Hveger, who set 44 world records and won silver in the 400 freestyle at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, has died aged 90.

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0948 GET INVOLVED: Joseph Emslie on Twitter: "Congrats to Sydney for fining defender Shannon Cole, if that is what it takes to stop diving...I welcome it!" #bbcsportsday

0945 HOCKEY: Pakistan will welcome the Chinese hockey team for a four-match series this month, keen to encourage international sport back to the terror-hit country. Foreign teams have avoided Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in March 2009.

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0940 GET INVOLVED: Damien O'Malley on Twitter: "Defining moment for AVB tonight? Personally I think he's starting to get it right! But ya never know with Abramovich." #bbcsportsday

0938 FOOTBALL: Everton have made an audacious bid to sign former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, according to The Sun.

0933 FORMULA 1: Bernie Ecclestone describes Lewis Hamilton's decision to put his affairs in the hands of a management company dealing primarily with showbusiness figures as "a disaster". Speaking to the Guardian, the F1 supremo criticised the 2008 world champion for splitting with his father, who had looked after him throughout his career until they parted company just before the 2010 season.

0930 HOCKEY: Great Britain's women beat the USA 3-0 in the first of five friendlies in San Diego, with Alex Danson scoring a hat-trick. "It was a really strong team effort," said coach Danny Kerry. Britain's men finished a disappointing Champions Trophy in sixth place following a 1-0 loss to Germany, while Australia won the tournament for a record fourth time in a row with a 1-0 win over Spain.

0924 SKATING: Great Britain's excellent season in short-track speed skating continued in China, with Jon Eley claiming silver in the 500m and the men's team winning a bronze medal in the relay. In four World Cup rounds so far, GB has won six medals.

0917 SAILING: After a dramatic weekend in Perth that saw Ben Ainslie disqualified for an altercation with the crew on a media boat, before compatriots Giles Scott and Ed Wright stepped in to take gold and bronze in the Finn class, the second week of the World Championships is under way. Britain has high hopes in the six remaining classes, with Olympic champions Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson already leading after four races in the Star class.

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0914 GET INVOLVED: Adam Smith on Twitter: "Beating [Manchester] City tonight could be the turning point in our season!!! " #bbcsportsday

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0911 GET INVOLVED: @tomjoad31 on Twitter: "English clubs struggling in Heineken Cup, English rugby not as strong as it thinks. A lot of work needed to put it right." #bbcsportsday

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0900 GET INVOLVED: @Agbaemmanuel on Twitter: "Arsenal will remain 4th after tonight cos Man City will definitely beat Chelsea tonight." #bbcsportsday

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0829 CRICKET: Former England captain Michael Vaughan, reacting to Australia's seven-run defeat against New Zealand in Hobart, on Twitter: "I think Australia try and bat with the positivity of their old great team..They don't have the players or bowling attack to allow them to."

0825 FOOTBALL: Sydney defender Shannon Cole has been fined by his own club for diving in Sunday's A-League match against Gold Coast United.

0822 CRICKET: Sri Lanka fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep will miss the remainder of the tour to South Africa after tearing his right hamstring during the warm-up game against the South Africa Invitation XI in Benoni.

0812 ATHLETICS: Britain's Jessica Ennis believes she will have to break both her own personal best of 6,823 points and the British record of 6,831 set by Denise Lewis, to stand a chance of winning gold in the Olympic heptathlon next year.

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0800 CRICKET: One more Test line to bring you, and Pakistan have beaten Bangladesh by an innings and 184 runs (external site scorecard) in the first of a two-match series.


0800 CRICKET: A remarkable Test match to tell you about from Hobart, where New Zealand have beaten Australia by seven runs, their first away win against them in Tests since 1985.

0800 FOOTBALL: Good morning and welcome to Sportsday Live, from the heart of Media City in Salford. We start with the top three stories from Monday's gossip column. Everton boss David Moyes has admitted making an approach to New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry, who is currently training with former club Arsenal. (Daily Mirror) Arsenal's Marouane Chamakh has conceded he may have to leave the club to revive his career. (Daily Mail) Manchester United are chasing 17-year-old Dutch left-back Jetro Willems, who plays for PSV Eindhoven.(Daily Mirror).



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