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1915 FOOTBALL: Steven Gerrard makes his first start for Liverpool since returning from injury. The Reds host League One side Oldham at Anfield in the third round of the FA Cup this evening. Kick-off is 2000 GMT and Tom Rostance is providing live text commentary of the game. And with that, Sportsday live comes to an end for the week. Thanks for all your tweets and for reading. We will be back at 0800 GMT on Monday morning.

1910 BOXING: Last bit from Mendoza: "There are a lot of facts during the fight that makes a lot of controversy & there a lot of grounds to make a direct rematch."

1909 BOXING: More from Mendoza: "I've spoken directly to Amir Khan... Told him we are seeking fairness in the result of the fight."

1907 BOXING: WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza: Washington Commission need "to offer public, Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson" explanation about who he is."

1905 BOXING: With relation to the controversy surrounding the Amir Khan v Lamont Petersen fight, the IBF's public relations director Jeanette Salazar has said: "At this point in time we have been advised by our lawyers not to speak out in order to keep the integrity of the [IBF] hearing which is scheduled on 18 January."

1855 GOLF: Open champion Darren Clarke is excited by the prospect of playing at the first Irish Open to held in his home town of Portrush since 1947. "I'm pleased for everybody in this part of the world and the decision to come here reflects the amazing run this relatively small golf community has had in the last couple of years," he said. Clarke became the third major winner from Northern Ireland in 14 months, following Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell's US Open triumphs in 2011 and 2010 respectively.

1850 FORMULA 1: The future of the European Grand Prix in Valencia is in doubt after the city's government indicated that it wants to renegotiate its race fee.

1842 FOOTBALL: It's been a busy opening week of the January transfer window and you can catch up with all the movers with our handy transfers page.

1832 BOXING: A bit more from WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza: "You have to guarantee fairness, you have to guarantee that no one who isn't directly involved can sit at the table."

1830 FOOTBALL: Manchester United striker Michael Owen on Twitter: "Exciting to see Henry back in action over here. One of the best players ever to grace the Premier League."

1825 BOXING: Amir Khan, who was beaten on points by Lamont Petersen last month, has questioned the activities of an unknown man at ringside in Washington DC.

1821 BOXING: According to WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza: "There should be a direct re-match of this fight [Khan v Peterson]"

1820 BOXING: Mendoza added: "There was not the proper security in the arena, especially in the ring side zone where the Commission sits."

Breaking news
1817 BOXING: More from Mendoza: "The [Washington DC] Commission did not behave properly in this fight in seeking the fairness that needed to be [there]."

1813 BOXING: Amir Khan has claimed the unidientified man talked to WBA supervisor Michael Welsh at ringside and interfered with the judges' scorecards. WBA president Mendoza went on to tell BBC Sport that Welsh was "concerned about the gentleman being around him" and "couldn't get coordination to do job properly during the fight".

Breaking news
1811 BOXING: More from WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza who has told BBC Sport they "are not satisfied" with what happened at the Amir Khan v Lamont Petersen fight and he claimed to be an IBF official.

Twitter
1805 CYCLING: World champion Mark Cavendish on Twitter: "I missed an out-of-competition test in April, while filming on Mt Etna with BBC & Giro d'Italia. My mistake, a simple genuine admin error."

1759 OLYMPICS: London 2012 organisers have suspended all ticket resales for the Olympics and Paralympics due to problems with their website.

1757 FOOTBALL: Hull City caretaker boss Nick Barmby has announced his retirement from playing, as a precursor to him becoming the permanent manager. He is currently in a caretaker capacity at the KC Stadium but is expected to announce he is taking the job on a full-time basis over the weekend.

1754 BOXING: The president of the World Boxing Association Gilberto Jesus Mendoza says the unidentified man accused by Amir Khan of interfering with the judges during his defeat to Lamont Peterson last month is "unknown" to the organisation.

1749 FOOTBALL: Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has hinted that he will leave Bayer Leverkusen at the end of the season but does not intend to retire. The 35-year-old German international said: "I don't want to stop completely. I still have six months to think about the situation."

1744 FOOTBALL: Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas and Italy's World Cup-winning manager Marcello Lippi will conduct the draw for the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup in Glasgow on Monday at 1430 GMT.

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1740 GET INVOLVED: Moyeteb Qureshi on Twitter: "Thinks Amir Khan is going to get sent packing. Shame as he was robbed regardless of whether or not he fought well. #bbcsportsday"

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1737 GET INVOLVED: Mark Abbott on Twitter: "Are you sure it wasn't Paul Casey that landed the first triple rodeo? #bbcsportsday"

BBC Radio 5 live
1731 FOOTBALL: Sportsweek on Sunday features former Manchester United midfielder Paddy Crerand and ex-Manchester City winger Mike Summerbee ahead of the derby in the FA Cup third round plus culture secretary Jeremy Hunt and Piara Power, the executive director of European football's anti-discrimination body - Football Against Racism in Europe.

1720 FOOTBALL: Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson hopes to make a similar impact at Swansea as former Hoffenheim team-mate Demba Ba has made at Newcastle. The 22-year-old midfielder, who is set to make his debut in the FA Cup third round tie at Barnsley on Saturday, said: "Demba has been doing alright and has scored quite a few goals. He is a good friend of mine who I speak to a lot."

1714 GOLF: Louis Oosthuizen carded an 11-under-par 62 to lead after the second round of the Africa Open in South Africa. The 2010 Open champion is two strokes ahead of fellow South Africans Jaco Ahlers, Thomas Aiken, Retief Goosen and Tjaart Van Der Walt.

1708 CYCLING: Britain's Jason Kenny has spoken of his shock after he was promoted to world individual sprint champion following Gregory Bauge's suspension for drug test infringements. He said: "The news came as quite a surprise and whilst it's an honour to get my first senior World Championship title, I would have preferred to have achieved it under different circumstances. I am looking forward to riding the rest of the season wearing the rainbow jersey."

1702 TENNIS: Gael Monfils will face fellow Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the Qatar Open. Tsonga was awarded a walkover after defending champion Roger Federer withdrew with a back injury.

Breaking news
1656 TENNIS: Frenchman Gael Monfils has beaten Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Qatar Open.

1650 RUGBY UNION: The International Rugby Board will decide where Steven Shingler's international future lies after being asked by the Scottish and Welsh Rugby Unions to clarify issues over his eligibility. The Swansea-born 20-year-old was named in the Scotland squad but the WRU claim he is not eligible to play for another nation after playing for Wales Under-20s .

Twitter
1643 GET INVOLVED: 5,000m world champion Mo Farah on Twitter: "Training has been hard work but 2012 is the year to #makeitcount"

1638 HANDBALL: Great Britain's men were comprehensively beaten 37-22 by Austria in a World Championship qualifier in Tulln. They can no longer progress from Group One and end their campaign with Sunday's return leg at Crystal Palace.

1633 FOOTBALL: Darlington caretaker manager Craig Liddle has said he will not quit his post despite the threat of liquidation lingering over the club. "I'll be here to the end. I told the lads I'll probably be the one to put the lights out if that is the case," he said.

1629 SNOWBOARDING: You can now watch Billy Morgan land his incredible triple rodeo - three full flips in mid-air. Morgan thinks he is one of the few boarders ever to complete the trick and possibly the first.

BBC Radio 5 live
1622 FOOTBALL: Saturday is FA Cup third round day and you can listen to most of the games on BBC Radio 5 live or BBC local radio. You can also access the commentary via the BBC Sport radio commentaries page on our website.

Twitter
1617 GET INVOLVED: Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on Twitter: "Finally some good news. Plan to b outside running in 2 weeks and training the week after that. Cnt wait to b back!"

1612 RALLYING: There was an unscheduled rest day at the Dakar Rally on Friday after the sixth stage was cancelled because of summer snow in the Andes in Chile.

1607 GOLF: Paul Casey has dislocated his right shoulder snowboarding in Colorado and is likely to be out of action for at least two months. He was due to defend his Volvo Golf Champions title in South Africa in two weeks and is also set to miss the European Tour's entire Middle East leg. "The good news is that the experts I've seen say I don't need surgery and, having already started my rehabilitation exercises, I should be back hitting balls in a few weeks," he said.

1603 FOOTBALL: Gillingham's FA Cup third-round match with Stoke on Saturday will go ahead after an agreement was reached with Kent Police.

1558 ATHLETICS: Speaking ahead of the Edinburgh International Cross Country Challenge, Britain's Steph Twell says her focus for 2012 remains the Olympic Games 1500m, but she hasn't ruled out the possibility of competing in the 5,000m. Twell, who missed the whole of last summer after a serious ankle break, said: "I'm definitely going for the 1500m, my 2010 was incredible and I know I can still achieve those performances." You can watch her and Mo Farah at the Cross Country Challenge on BBC2 at 1300 GMT on Saturday.

1544 FOOTBALL: Gillingham's FA Cup third-round match with Stoke on Saturday could be postponed on police advice. A Medway Council spokesman said: "Following police advice we have been left with no choice but to issue a prohibition notice requiring the presence of the police within Priestfield Stadium. We have received advice from Kent Police that they have specific intelligence that it would be unsafe for the match to go ahead without them being present within the ground."

1539 FOOTBALL: Blackburn manager Steve Kean has warned that the club may be forced to sell winger Junior Hoilett in the January transfer window or risk losing the player for nothing later this year. "He has probably taken the opportunity to look elsewhere. I don't know where he is on it. If we can get to a point where he wants to sign then great. If not, if there is a bid that comes in then we would obviously have to consider that, and the fact that he hadn't signed. But no bids have come in."

1530 FOOTBALL: Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has told BBC Newcastle there has been no approach from Premier League rivals Arsenal regarding utility player Kieran Richardson.

1521 FOOTBALL: Rangers have striker Nikica Jelavic is fit for their Scottish Cup tie against Arbroath after recovering from a groin injury. Defender Kirk Broadfoot is likely to miss the fourth-round clash with a leg knock, while striker Kyle Lafferty is out with a hamstring injury.

1511 FOOTBALL: Michael Carrick has admitted Manchester United are hurting after suffering successive defeats but the midfielder insists no-one at Old Trafford is feeling sorry for themselves."The reaction outside is as though the whole world has caved in," he said. But since I have been here we have had worse times than this, It hurts, one defeat is bad enough. Two in a row is not really what we are about. We are disappointed and we are feeling it."

1501 FOOTBALL: Dundee United midfielder, Scott Allan, has passed a medical at West Brom ahead of a possible move to The Hawthorns. Manager Roy Hodgson has described Allan as one of the best young players in Scotland, and is hopeful the move will be completed next week for a fee believed to be around £300,000.

1453 CYCLING: Britain's Jason Kenny has been awarded the world individual sprint gold medal and Germany the team title after French rider Gregory Bauge had his results annulled for anti-doping rule violations, the International Cycling Union (UCI) have announced.

1444 FOOTBALL: Arsenal have opened their training facilities at London Colney to both Cheltenham Town and Bradford City ahead of their FA Cup ties away to Spurs and Watford respectively.


1437 OLYMPICS: London 2012 organisers have been forced to suspend their ticket re-sale process for this summer's Olympics after website problems.

1427 FOOTBALL: Chelsea assistant Roberto di Matteo on Frank Lampard: "We are happy that Frank is in our team, because he is a fantastic player. So I am not surprised other managers like him. He is part of the successful history of this club."

1417 FOOTBALL: Everton manager David Moyes on losing defender Phil Jagielka for six weeks:: "Losing Jagielka is an incredibly big thing for us because the one thing about the team at the moment is they have been very strong defensively in the main. "Whether it has been Jagielka with Sylvain Distin or John Heitinga that has worked really well for us. To lose him is a massive blow to us because he is an integral part of the defence and very important to us."

1406 FOOTBALL: Spurs manager Harry Redknapp says Tottenham can't compete with Chelsea in the transfer market. "If you're in for the same player, they'll blow you out of the water. I like Gary Cahill, he's a good player. But if you make him offer, then Chelsea can give him more. You can't really compete in terms of making him an offer."That's the problem. You are competing, trying to finish above them, but it's not easy."

1357 FOOTBALL: Everton defender Phil Jagielka, 29, could be out of action for up to six weeks with a knee injury. Jagielka, who has a history of knee problems, suffered the injury in the midweek defeat by Bolton at Goodison Park.

1353 BOXING: BBC Sport has spoken with Michael Welsh, the WBA official who Amir Khan alleges were "interfered" with by an unidentified man at ringside during his defeat by Lamont Peterson. Welsh refused to answer questions about who the man sat next to him was and what was said.

1350 OLYMPICS: Final bit from James Pearce: "At a time when London 2012 are trying to encourage the public to get behind the Games, many Olympic supporters are instead feeling let down and angry by the failures of the ticketing system."

1349 OLYMPICS: "Part of the reason for this is the huge demand for tickets, and London 2012 cannot be blamed for that, but the simple fact is that both London 2012 and Ticketmaster have had years to prepare for this."

1348 OLYMPICS: More from James Pearce: "The website, which is run by Ticketmaster, simply has not delivered the high quality service which was expected. During the initial sales period it crashed at crucial times, and now it has failed again during the resale phase."

1345 OLYMPICS: BBC Sports News correspondent James Pearce on the suspension of ticket resales for London 2012: "This is another major embarrassment for London 2012. Ticketing has been problematic from the very start."

1338 CRICKET: South Africa have won the third Test against Sri Lanka by 10 wickets to wrap up the series 2-1. Alviro Petersen scored the winning runs off the first ball of South Africa's second innings after they were set just two to win. Earlier, Sri Lanka had been all out for 342 in their second innings. It is South Africa's first series win at home since beating Bangladesh in 2008.

Breaking news
1332 FOOTBALL: Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal will need surgery on an ankle injury and could be out for four months, manager Neil Lennon said today.

1330 RUGBY LEAGUE: Salford have appointed former Wigan and Huddersfield back-row forward Stephen Wild as their new captain for 2012. The 30-year-old , who joined the City Reds from Huddersfield 12 months ago, takes over the captaincy from Australian Daniel Holdsworth.

1325 OLYMPICS: London 2012 have temporarily suspended customers from putting Olympic tickets up for re-sale on the official site after a number of problems this morning. Locog say that this is being done while the site is "refreshed and updated". It is still possible for customers to buy tickets though.

1323 CRICKET: Middlesex's Dawid Malan, who has played in the United Arab Emirates three years running, has passed on some advice to England ahead of their series against Pakistan. England play three Tests, starting on 17 January, followed by four one-day internationals and three Twenty20 Games in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Breaking news
1318 TENNIS: Roger Federer has withdrawn from today's Qatar Open semi-final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga with a back injury.

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1317 GET INVOLVED: Josh Hobbs on Twitter: "I know he's old now, but I can't be the only Leeds fan scared of seeing Henry on Monday. He ALWAYS scored against us. #bbcsportsday"

1313 RUGBY UNION: If football is not your bag, over on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra, it's third against first in the Premiership with Northampton hoping to close the gap on Harlequins at the top - coverage begins at 1940 GMT.

1310 FOOTBALL: A quick nudge in the direction of BBC Radio 5 live this evening for live coverage of Liverpool v Oldham in the third round of the FA Cup. Colin Murray's Kicking Off begins at 1900 GMT with the match following at 2000.

1304 BOXING: Amir Khan has claimed he saw an unidentified man, who he believes "interfered" with officials during his defeat by Lamont Peterson, celebrating with the winner after the fight. "On tape you see him around Peterson's corner, cheering and celebrating," said the Bolton fighter, who lost his WBA and IBF light-welterweight belts.

1256 FOOTBALL: Former England boss Steve McClaren has revealed FC Twente's ambition persuaded him return to Holland. "I came back because of the ambition of the people, the ambition of the club. It was a good opportunity at Forest, but I wasn't given the tools to do the job."

1249 FOOTBALL: "It is unreal to be honest. But when it comes to Arsenal my heart will always do the talking."
Thierry Henry told the Arsenal website

1240 FOOTBALL: Norwich boss Paul Lambert insists Bradley Johnson is "not a cheat" following QPR claims the player "conned" the referee into sending off Joey Barton.

1230 FOOTBALL: Arsene Wenger on Thierry Henry: "We will have Thierry for January and in February ... I am sure during these two months he will be a massive asset to the team in the dressing room and on the pitch."

Breaking news
1230 FOOTBALL: Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal have complete loan signing of Thierry Henry ahead of today's noon deadline enabling him to play in Monday's FA Cup tie against Leeds.

1220 RUGBY UNION: Bath have signed Wales international scrum-half Warren Fury on a short-term contract. The 26-year-old will provide cover for Mark McMillan who suffered a serious knee injury, and has signed up for three months.

1211 FOOTBALL: Michael Dawson will make his first Tottenham appearance in over four months against Cheltenham tomorrow after overcoming an Achilles injury. The likes of Sebastien Bassong, Giovani Dos Santos and Roman Pavlyuchenko will start in a much-changed Tottenham side, and Aaron Lennon will also feature after recovering from a hamstring problem.

Breaking news
1201 CYCLING: French rider Gregory Bauge - a main rival for Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny - and the French sprint team have been stripped of gold medals from last year's World Track Cycling Championships for a doping violation. The move by governing body the UCI follows the French federation imposing a one-year backdated suspension on Bauge for violating rules on rider availability for drug tests and for one missed test in 18 months. The suspension covered December 23, 2010, to December 22, 2011.

1155 FOOTBALL: Ferguson also thinks Yaya Toure might actually play for Manchester City on Sunday: "I'm not sure Toure (Yaya) won't be available, he probably will. Apparently he doesn't need to meet up until Monday, I read somewhere. Which suggests he should be playing on Sunday."

1147 FOOTBALL: Sir Alex Ferguson rules Arsenal and Chelsea out of the title race: "I can't see anyone outside the top three winning the league. Arsenal and Chelsea need three teams to collapse."

Breaking news
1140 FOOTBALL: Thierry Henry has completed his two-month loan deal back to Arsenal.

1131 FOOTBALL: QPR have bid in the region of £5m for Blackburn defender Chris Samba accoring to Sky Sports.

1122 FOOTBALL: QPR manager Neil Warnock is likely to make changes for Saturday's FA Cup third round tie at MK Dons. Loan signing Federico Macheda could make his first start after being given permission to feature by parent club Manchester United and fellow striker Rob Hulse may also be involved, while skipper Joey Barton is suspended.

1114 FOOTBALL: Bolton boss Owen Coyle believes Gary Cahill could be a Chelsea player by Sunday. Coyle said: "In my opinion I think there's a chance the deal can be concluded by the end of the week."

1104 FOOTBALL: Blackburn Rovers have confirmed that assistant manager Paul Clement has left the club and he is now expected to join Carlo Ancelotti at Paris St Germain.

1059 CRICKET: Tim Bresnan will not play in England's first warm-up match on their tour to play Pakistan in Dubai. The Yorkshire seamer, who had elbow surgery in November, suffered swelling after training on Wednesday. A decision will be made on Saturday as to whether fast bowler Chris Tremlett, who trained on Friday despite suffering with an eye infection, is fit to play.

1053 TENNIS: Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters retires with an injury from her Brisbane semi-final against Daniela Hantuchova after taking the first set, with the score at 7-6 1-3.

1047 FOOTBALL: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson on the January transfer window: "The thing is, what can you get in January?" he said. I have said this all the time. The players who are available that we would like, we won't get. What do you do? Do you take a second-rate player? No, of course you don't. The injury situation has accelerated a lot of our fans into saying we will have to get someone. I would rather stick with the ones I have got than bring someone in who ends up not having a game anyway because they are not good enough."

Breaking news
1040 FOOTBALL: Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed that midfielder Sandro and defender William Gallas both suffered calf tears during Tuesday's victory over West Brom.

1039 FOOTBALL: Liverpool are set to hold board-level talks with Manchester United in an attempt to restore good relations between the clubs in the wake of Luis Suarez's eight-game ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra. The teams meet at Old Trafford on 11 February in what could be Suarez's first away game following his suspension.

1035 CRICKET: Netherlands cricket have signed a new four-year sponsorship deal with ABN Amro, understood to be worth close to seven figures. "We will be able to offer considerably more full-time playing contracts to our players and effectively turn professional for the foreseeable four years and beyond," said CEO Richard Cox. "This is a significant sea-change for the future of Dutch Cricket."

1030 CRICKET: More from Clarke, who dismissed Sachin Tendulkar when the Indian was on 80, just 20 runs short of compiling his 100th international century: "Getting Tendulkar out was a fluke," said the part-time off-spinner who had Tendulkar caught by Hussey at first slip after his edge behind deflected off wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's shoulder.

1026 CRICKET: Australia captain Michael Clarke has paid tribute to his bowlers after their innings and 68-run victory over India: "To be able to take 10 wickets on a really flat wicket they deserve a lot of credit," he said. "You can turn to any one of our bowlers to try and take a wicket, so that makes life easier for me."

1022 DARTS: BBC Sport pundit Bobby George has been running the rule over the contenders for this year's BDO World Championship which begins at the Lakeside on Saturday.

1018 FOOTBALL: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has quashed rumours that Frank Lampard may move to Old Trafford from Chelsea: "You're not telling me that Chelsea are going to sell Frank Lampard in January - do you really believe that? There is no foundation to that. If they are going to win the league they need all their best players."

Breaking news
1013 RUGBY UNION: Leicester and England fly-half Toby Flood is expected to miss the start of the Six Nations with a knee injury. Flood, 26, suffered ligament damage against Sale last weekend and faces between four and six weeks on the side-lines.

Twitter
1008 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Juliette Ferrington on Twitter: "Gary Cahill won't feature for #BWFC at Macclesfield [in the FA Cup on Saturday]. Owen Coyle says he's being rested but also it's his belief that Cahill could complete his move to #CFC by Sunday."

0958 FOOTBALL: Inter Milan have confirmed they have held talks with Manchester City but not regarding the possible sale of Wesley Sneijder. The Italian giants have reportedly joined the race to acquire City striker Carlos Tevez, who is a target of AC Milan.

0952 FOOTBALL: New Swansea signing Gylfi Sigurdsson is in line to make his debut in Saturday's FA Cup third-round meeting with Barnsley at Oakwell. The Iceland international joined on loan from Hoffenheim earlier this week and could be handed an immediate chance to impress with manager Brendan Rodgers set to make changes following the victory at Aston Villa.

0943 FOOTBALL: Manchester City will be without Mario Balotelli, Gareth Barry and the Toure brothers for Sunday's FA Cup third-round clash against Manchester United. Striker Balotelli (ankle) and midfielder Barry (suspension) are definitely forced out while defender Kolo and midfielder Yaya Toure have to report for Africa Cup of Nations duty with Ivory Coast.

0935 FOOTBALL: Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given is close to returning after being sidelined for a month with a hamstring injury. Villa boss Alex McLeish confirmed the Republic of Ireland international could be back in contention for the home Premier League clash with Everton on 14 January. McLeish said: "Shay is not far away and feels he could be ready pretty soon. He was champing at the bit over the festive period because he wanted to be involved. He could have a chance of being ready for the Everton game."

0926 CRICKET: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal says he's working on a secret delivery to surprise England's batsmen in this month's Test series. Ajmal, who took 50 wickets in eight Tests last year, wouldn't reveal his newly developed delivery, but said: "It's not far, you will know it." The three-Test series begins in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 17 January.

0918 LONDON 2012: People have the chance to try to resell their unwanted London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic tickets from today. Those who bought tickets directly from Games organiser Locog will be able to submit their tickets on the 2012 ticketing website until 3 February.

0913 FOOTBALL: Hibernian are without leading scorer Garry O'Connor, goalkeeper Graham Stack and club captain Ian Murray for tomorrow's William Hill Scottish Cup fourth-round trip to Cowdenbeath. Striker O'Connor is out with a toe problem, Stack with a calf injury and defender Murray following hip surgery.

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0906 CRICKET: Australia bowler James Pattinson will miss the rest of the Test series against India with a foot injury. Pattinson, 21, who has taken 21 wickets in his first four Tests and has been man of the match twice, has a stress injury in his left foot.

0858 FOOTBALL: Newcastle will begin life without striker Demba Ba and midfielder Cheick Tiote in tomorrow's FA Cup third-round clash with Blackburn. The pair will be missing for several weeks after heading off on Africa Cup of Nations duty with Senegal and the Ivory Coast respectively.

0849 FOOTBALL: Fifa today confirmed the Swiss Football Association will not be suspended, ending any lingering chance of Manchester United being reinstated into the Champions League. Fifa had given a deadline of 13 January for the SFV to take action against Sion for breaking a transfer embargo.

0840 BOXING: The President of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Mendoza, has told BBC Sport that he is examining Amir Khan's Twitter allegations and will make a response to them within the next 24 hours.

0831 CRICKET: Australia opener Phil Hughes will join Worcestershire for the entire 2012 campaign, the county have confirmed. The 23-year-old former Middlesex and Hampshire batsman, who has played 17 Tests, was due to arrive in June, but is now avaliable after being dropped from the Australia Test squad. "We are delighted to have available a player of Phil's stature for the whole 2012 season," said director of cricket Steve Rhodes.

0823 CRICKET: India's one-day specialist Yuvraj Singh is set to be fit for next month's tri-series in Australia after recovering from a non-malignant lung tumour. "I have completely recovered and have been training for last two weeks. There is absolutely no problem with my fitness," the all-rounder told the Times of India newspaper.

0817 CRICKET: Australia beat India by an innings and 68 runs with a day to spare in the second Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground to take a 2-0 series lead. The visitors suffered a middle-order collapse after lunch, sparked by Michael Clarke's dismissal of Sachin Tendulkar for 80. Ben Hilfenhaus finished with 5-106 as India were bowled out for 400 in the final session.

0807 TENNIS: Andy Murray cruised into the semi-finals of the Brisbane International with a 6-2 6-2 win over doubles partner Marcos Baghdatis. "I played very well," Murray said. "I moved very well from the start - which wasn't the case in my first two matches - so I'm really, really happy."

0800: Good morning and welcome to Sportsday Live, coming to you from MediaCityUK in Salford. We start with the top three stories from Friday's gossip column. Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is planning a £12m double bid for Blackburn's Chris Samba and winger Junior Hoilett, while defender Vedran Corluka looks like being sold to West Ham. (Daily Mirror). Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is considering a sensational move for unsettled Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard. (Daily Mail). Tottenham are trying to sign £15m Brazilian international midfielder Ganso from Santos. (Daily Telegraph).



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