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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.
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."
More from Mendoza: "I've spoken directly to Amir Khan... Told him we are seeking fairness in the result of the fight."
WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza: Washington Commission need "to offer public, Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson" explanation about who he is."
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."
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.
It's been a busy opening week of the January transfer window and you can catch up with all the movers with our handy
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."
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."
According to WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza: "There should be a direct re-match of this fight [Khan v Peterson]"
Mendoza added: "There was not the proper security in the arena, especially in the ring side zone where the Commission sits."
More from Mendoza: "The [Washington DC] Commission did not behave properly in this fight in seeking the fairness that needed to be [there]."
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".
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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
1737 GET INVOLVED:
Mark Abbott on Twitter:
"Are you sure it wasn't Paul Casey that landed the first triple rodeo? #bbcsportsday
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.
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
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."
Frenchman Gael Monfils
has beaten Rafael Nadal
6-3 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Qatar Open.
1638 HANDBALL: Great Britain's
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
"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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
1318 TENNIS: Roger Federer
has withdrawn from today's Qatar Open semi-final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga with a back injury.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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."
1140 FOOTBALL: Thierry Henry
has completed his two-month loan deal back to Arsenal.
QPR have bid in the region of £5m for Blackburn defender Chris Samba
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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."
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."
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."
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.
Juliette Ferrington on Twitter:
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
The President of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Mendoza,
has told BBC Sport that he is examining Amir Khan's
and will make a response to them within the next 24 hours.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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).