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Sportsday Live - Monday 23 January

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2200: That's it for Monday's Sportsday Live. Please keep sending us your news, views and comments via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday. Mike Henson will be with you later on the BBC Sport website for all the latest news from the Australian Open, and join Sportsday Live again at 0800 GMT on Tuesday for all the breaking news and build-up to a busy week of sport.

2157 FOOTBALL: Championship side Watford have reportedly turned down a bid from Premier League side Newcastle for 25-year-old defender Adrian Mariappa.

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2153 RUGBY UNION: BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Fancy being England rugby head coach? Think you'd do better than Martin Johnson? Then apply! Here's the job advert"

2147 FOOTBALL: Goalscorer David Nugent on Leicester's 2-0 win at Southampton: "We've shown what we can do and we can now push on for the play-offs. We can't give too many players repsect and tonight we've scored the goals and won the game."

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2140 GET INVOLVED: Gavin Haddock on Twitter: "Great by Moyes to sell Bilyaletdinov for that price, not worth £1m, hopefully we'll get a striker and a centre-half #BBCSportsday"

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2132 FOOTBALL: Final score at St Mary's Stadium: Southampton 0-2 Leicester - Nugent (15), Mills (26).


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2137 GET INVOLVED: Andrew Webb on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday This sends out a message to the Championship - Leicester City are back! We have embarassed the Saints!"

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2134 FOOTBALL: Leicester goalscorer David Nugent makes way for Steve Howard with three minutes remaining.


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2132 FOOTBALL: Southampton substitute Lee Holmes curls a lovely shot from 25-yards out but Kasper Schmeichel calmly watches the ball go just wide.

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2128 FOOTBALL: BBC Radio 5 live's David Oates at Southampton v Leicester: "Not having Rickie Lambert is key, that lack of belief that Southampton have without him has been seen tonight. Some players bring their ability and goals and are a talisman and he is that for Southampton. He is very important. They believe they can win when he is in the team."

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2122 FOOTBALL: Loanee Nathan Delfouneso makes his debut for Leicester, replacing Jermaine Beckford with 15 minutes remaining.

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2119 FOOTBALL: Six hundred fans have travelled to Southampton from Leicester - a good effort on a cold and rainy Monday night - they'll be very happy they did if the result stays the same at the end of the 90 minutes.

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2117 FOOTBALL: Another chance goes begging for Southampton as Danny Fox launches in a free-kick from the right, Frazer Richardson is there to meet it at the far post but he can only thunder the ball high into the stands.

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2114 GET INVOLVED: Chris Wycherley on Twitter: "Southampton honey moon over in the Championship? "


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2110 FOOTBALL: Richie Wellens is brought down on the edge of the penalty area by Steve De Ridder - Paul Konchesky's curling free-kick hits the inside of the post and bounces agonisingly across the face of goal. Third and final subsitution for Southampton with Jos Hooiveld comes on for the injured Frazer Richardson.

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2103 FOOTBALL: Southampton make a double substitution with Yago Falque making way for Lee Holmes, and Dean Hammond off for Steve De Ridder.

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2058 FOOTBALL: David Nugent tries his luck from the edge of the penalty area for Leicester, but his curling effort goes inches wide of the post. It remains Southampton 0-2 Leciester.

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2058 FOOTBALL: David Nugent tries his luck from the edge of the penalty area for Leicester, but his curling effort goes inches wide of the post. It remains Southampton 0-2 Leciester.

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2056 FOOTBALL: Tunisia manage to halt late pressure from Morocco to secure a precious three points in their Africa Cup of Nations match. Six games and no draws so far during the tournament.

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2050 FOOTBALL: Houssine Kharja scores for Morocco with a pin-point header, but Tunisia still lead 2-1 in the final few minutes of their Africa Cup of Nations clash.

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2048 GET INVOLVED: Nick Brown on Twitter: "The Balotelli incident, is surely another case for video technology? despite him being charged now, Spurs still got nothing #bbcsportsday"

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2045 GET INVOLVED: Edward Whiteoak on Twitter: "Southampton struggling badly against Leicester, a blip or something more serious perhaps? #bbcsportsday"

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2039 FOOTBALL: Leicester go in at the break two goals to the good against promotion-chasing Southampton, thanks to goals from David Nugent and Matt Mills.

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2037 FOOTBALL: Tunisia double their advantage as a deflected shot by Youssef Msakni makes it 2-0 against Morocco with 13 minutes remaining.

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2034 FOOTBALL: BBC sport understands Bolton have been granted a work permit for defender Tim Ream. The American international has been signed as a replacement for Gary Cahill who signed for Chelsea earlier this week.

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2031 FOOTBALL: With three minutes to go before half-time, loanee Danny Drinkwater is about to make his debut for Leicester as Paul Gallagher goes off clutching his back.

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2028 FOOTBALL: Arsenal's Marouane Chamakh goes on a jinking run for Morocco beating three Tunisian defenders only to drag his shot wide of the post in their Africa Cup of Nations match.

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2024 FOOTBALL: QPR have failed in their attempt to sign Brazilian striker Henrique after he was denied a work permit. The Brazil Under-20 international looked set for a move to Loftus Road in the wake of Mark Hughes' appointment as the club's new manager.

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2019 FOOTBALL: Leicester's Jermaine Beckford latches onto the end of a dangerous bouncing ball but gets penalised for a pull on Danny Fox just when it had looked like he was clean through. At the other Dean Hammond sees a glancing header go narrowly wide of the right-hand post with goalkeeer Kasper Schmeichel well beaten.

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2015 FOOTBALL: Tunisia lead 1-0 at half-time in their Africa Cup of Nations match against Morocco. Khaled Korbi opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark. Meanwhile, in Group C Gabon opened their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a dominant 2-0 win over tournament debutant Niger.

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2013 FOOTBALL: Matt Mills scores his first goal for the club to extend Leicester's lead, heading in a Sean St Ledger cross to make it 2-0.

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2010 FOOTBALL: David Nugent has a decent effort on his weaker left foot but can only drag his shot wide. Meanwhile, Richie Wellens gets treatment for a bloodied nose following a collision with Jack Cork.

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2006 FOOTBALL: BBC Radio 5 live's David Oates at Southampton v Leicester: "It was a magnificent goal from David Nugent, who curled an unstoppable shot past Kevin Davis in the Saints goal. As a former Portsmouth player, that goal has not gone down very well.".

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2000 FOOTBALL: Leicester have taken then lead at St Mary's, David Nugent giving the Foxes a 1-0 lead over Southampton.


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1956 FOOTBALL: Tunisia lead 1-0 in their Africa Cup of Nations match versus Morocco. Khaled Korbi opened the scoring after 34 minutes.

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1950 FOOTBALL: Leicester's new recruit Danny Drinkwater is named amongst the substitutes as the Foxes take on Southampton at St Mary's and don't forget you can listen to all the action now on Radio 5 live sports extra.

1946 WINTER SPORTS: Rival teams have decided against issuing a protest against Austrian alpine skier Marcel Hirscher after reports that he had straddled a gate in his victory in a slalom in Zagreb this month.

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1937 GET INVOLVED: Accrington Observer sports reporter Dany Robson, on John Coleman's future at Accrington Stanley, on Twitter: "Sad to see Coley go after working with him for almost all those 13 years. Feels weird. End of an era at #asfc".

1927 CRICKET: A memorial service for the life of the former Worcestershire and England cricketer Basil D'Oliveira will be held at Worcester Cathedral on Friday 27 January at 1430.

1918 FOOTBALL: After completing the loan signing of James McPake from Coventry, Hibernian have also added Stoke midfielder Tom Soares to their ranks after he agreed a temporary deal until the end of the season.

1910 FOOTBALL: Granada have appointed former Atletico Madrid coach Abel Resino to replace the sacked Fabriciano Gonzalez. His first job will be to try to save the La Liga strugglers from making an immediate return to the second division.

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1901 FOOTBALL: City's Joleon Lescott will face no further action following his incident with Tottenham's Younes Kaboul in the same game.

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1900 FOOTBALL: The FA has charged Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli with violent conduct after he appeared to stamp on Scott Parker, during their home game against Tottenham Hotspur. He now has until 6pm on Wednesday 25 January 2012 to respond to the charge.

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1854 GET INVOLVED: Ollie Williams on Twitter: "Wonder if #bbcsportsday have heard anything regarding Mick McCarthy's odds on being next manager to leave dramatically slashed?! #wwfc".

1844 FOOTBALL: Scunthorpe United assistant boss Chris Brass tells BBC Radio Humberside that the Iron will have to be at their best against a strong Sheffield Wednesday side.

1836 FOOTBALL: Africa Cup of Nations co-hosts Gabon made a perfect start to Group C beating Niger 2-0 in Libreville. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Stephane Nguema were both on target in the first half.

1828 COMING UP: Coming up on Sportsday on the BBC News Channel from 1845 GMT: We have the best of the action and reaction from the Australian Open, a special report from Abu Dhabi ahead of the Second Test, Africa cup goals and the latest from our correspondent at Southwark Crown Court on the first day of the Redknapp tax evasion trial.

1820 SQUASH: Former Commonwealth Games silver medallist Tania Bailey has announced her retirement from the sport following a succession of injuries. The 31-year-old has undergone three knee operations and one on her hip.

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1805 CRICKET: England's Alastair Cook dismisses criticism of his opening partner Andrew Strauss following a disappointing performance in the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai.

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1800 COMING UP BETWEEN NOW AND 10PM TONIGHT: We'll be updating you throughout the evening on all the latest from the Africa Cup of Nations and all the action in the Championship clash between Southampton and Leicester. Just to remind you that you can listen to all the action from St Mary's from 1940 GMT on Radio 5 live sports extra.

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1754 GET INVOLVED: Adam Priestley on Twitter: "Big game tonight at St. Marys - fancy us against the Foxes. Looking forward to seeing the new Spanish lad play. #skillz #COYR #bbcsportsday"

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1746 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport understands that Birmingham have agreed a fee with Wigan for winger Jean Beausejour and the Chilean is now set for talks over personal terms.

1738 FOOTBALL: Macclesfield manager Gary Simpson tells BBC Radio Manchester their form must improve after a run of one win in 11 games has seen them slip down League Two.

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1730 GET INVOLVED: Dan Bradley on Twitter: "Predicting a tight victory for Saints tonight against a talented but out-of-form Leicester side. #COYR #bbcsportsday"

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1725 FOOTBALL: Just to remind you that tonight there is a live commentary for you from 1940 GMT on Radio 5 live sports extra from the Championship as Southampton take on Leicester.

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1714 FOOTBALL: Hibernian have signed central defender James McPake on loan from Coventry until the end of the season.

1709 FOOTBALL: Chelsea have failed with a bid to sign Shakhtar Donetsk star Willian, according to the Ukrainian champions. Shakhtar chief executive Sergei Palkin told Sky Sports: "We have received a bid from Chelsea for Willian valued at 20m euros, but he is not for sale."

1702 FOOTBALL: On-loan Oldham Athletic midfielder Tom Adeyemi tells BBC Radio Manchester that he would have to talk to Norwich before considering a permanent move to Boundary Park.

1657 FOOTBALL: Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson tells BBC Radio Sheffield that he won't be signing anybody before their game at Scunthorpe on Tuesday.

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1654 Africa Cup of Nations: Gabon take a 2-0 lead over Niger thanks to goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Stephane N'Guema.

1650 FOOTBALL: Former Rangers and Motherwell midfielder Stephen Hughes will train with Aberdeen this week. The 29-year-old is a free agent after a short-term deal at Fir Park came to an end earlier this month.

1649 CRICKET: A memorial service for the life of the former Worcestershire and England cricketer Basil D'Oliveira will be held at Worcester Cathedral on Friday (27 January) at 1430 GMT.

1646 FOOTBALL: Birmingham winger Jean Beausejour has moved a step closer to leaving Blues after a fee was agreed between the St Andrew's outfit and Wigan Athletic.

1639 FOOTBALL: Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson warns his side that continued poor performances could force him into the transfer market, reports BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

1634 FOOTBALL: Manager Eddie Howe admits there is nothing left in the transfer kitty for Burnley to make any more permanent signings, but also insists: "We cannot afford to sell."

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1629 FOOTBALL: Everton midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov is poised to join Spartak Moscow after agreeing terms with the Russian Premier League club.

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1628 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on the Redknapp and Mandaric trial on Twitter: "Prosecution say that on 11th January 2008 Redknapp wrote to Monaco bank and requested remaining $207,000 transferred to his London HSBC account. Jury told that this was discovered after initial investigation into £300,000 profit made by Redknapp on @rioferdy5 transfer from West Ham. Jury told by prosecution that eventually it will be for them to decide if there was "full and frank disclosure" of the Monaco account."

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1624 COMING UP: Tonight on 5 live Sport from 1900 GMT with Mark Chapman it's the Monday Night Club with Steve Claridge, Jason Roberts and Ian McGarry - all the football results and big issues from the weekend dissected....and from 2100 GMT it's a 5 live Sport special the 'Culture Club' - a look at how footballers from all over the world adjust to life in the UK - Wigan manager Roberto Martinez, former Arsenal and Brazil midfielder, Edu, and Lucas Radebe, former captain of Leeds and South Africa will be among the guests. There's also Championship commentary on Sports Extra from 1945 GMT, second placed Southampton take on mid table Leicester who have never won at the St Mary's stadium.

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1618 FOOTBALL: Accrington manager John Coleman has agreed personal terms with Rochdale to take over as their new manager. The two clubs are now in the process of reaching a compensation agreement.

1614 FOOTBALL: Paul Scholes has played down the impact of his Manchester United comeback after helping get their season back on track. "I don't think I've had too big an effect," he said. "You obviously have to adjust physically but I think you have to adjust mentally as well."

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1558 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on the Redknapp and Mandaric trial on Twitter: "Name of the US company was First Star International. Prosecution say that company was part owned by Mandaric"

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1553 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on the Redknapp and Mandaric trial on Twitter: "Prosecution say on 13th January 2003, following a fax request from Redknapp, $100,000 moved from Rosie 47 to a company in Miami"

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1548 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on the Redknapp and Mandaric trial on Twitter: "Jury back. Here we go again. Prosecution claim Mandaric paid $145,000 into the Rosie 47 account in Monaco from his private account"

1545 RUGBY LEAGUE: Sam Tomkins would jump at the chance to play rugby union for the Barbarians again this year but insists he is not angling for a cross-code switch. The Wigan and England full-back made a guest appearance for the Barbarians against Australia at Twickenham last year, scoring their only try in a 60-11 defeat. He said: "I didn't want to look back later in my career and think 'why didn't I just do that'. There was no reason not to. It was by no means trying to see what union's like. It wasn't a job interview or anything like that, like people said."

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1536 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on the Redknapp and Mandaric trial on Twitter: "Monaco account not in Redknapp's name. Was called "Rosie 47". Prosecution say this was combination of his dog's name and his year of birth"

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1533 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on the Redknapp and Mandaric trial on Twitter: "Prosecution allege that Redknapp instead received secret payment from Mandaric and in April 2002 Redknapp flew to Monaco to open account"

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1527 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on the Redknapp and Mandaric trial on Twitter: "Prosecution say Redknapp's share of Crouch transfer was £115,473. Would have been double if contract not changed"

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1526 FOOTBALL: Liverpool midfielder Lucas has returned to the club to continue his rehabilitation from a season-ending knee injury. The 25-year-old has spent the past six weeks in his native Brazil, where he underwent surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament damage suffered in the Reds' Carling Cup quarter-final win at Chelsea in November.

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1522 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on the Redknapp and Mandaric trial on Twitter: "Prosecution say Crouch sold just 9 days after new Redknapp contract reduced his share from 10% to 5%"

1520 FOOTBALL: Chris Smalling is adamant Manchester City will "crumble" if Manchester United's relentless pursuit of the Premier League leaders continues much longer. Smalling helped United secure a vital 2-1 victory at Arsenal on Sunday hours after City moved six points clear of their arch rivals with a last-gasp win against Tottenham.

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1515 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on the Redknapp and Mandaric trial on Twitter: "Jury told example of Peter Crouch. Bought for £1.25 million and sold for £4.5 million"

1507 FOOTBALL: Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes winning the Carling Cup would put the Reds "back on the map". Kenny Dalglish's team take a 1-0 lead into Wednesday's semi-final second leg at Anfield against Manchester City, another of the ex-Germany international's sides.

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1500 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on the Redknapp and Mandaric trial on Twitter: "Redknapp smiles when prosecution mention yesterday's Spurs result. Prosecution say that despite that result his club is riding high"

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1451 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC Correspondent James Pearce on the Redknapp and Mandaric trial on Twitter: "Prosecution say the payments of $295,000 were "bungs or offshore bonuses which parties had no intention of declaring for tax"

1446 TENNIS: Jose Maria Olazabal finds himself one of the beneficiaries of a decision to increase the field for this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship from 126 to 129. Europe's Ryder Cup captain was already heading there for a press conference on Tuesday to talk about September's match and will stay on to compete against Tiger Woods and Europe's world top four Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer. German Alex Cejka and Swede Niclas Fasth are also in.

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1442 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Sam Sheringham on Twitter: "How do England's batsmen approach Ajmal in the second Test? Alec Stewart and Mike Gatting search for an answer"

1436 TENNIS: World number one Niovak Djokovic, following his four-set victory over Lleyton Hewitt in round four of the Australian Open: "I have to give credit to Lleyton, who never gives up, he's a great competitor. For two sets and 3-0 I was playing really well and then suddenly I stopped moving, and I give a lot of credit for that to Lleyton."

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1433 RUGBY LEAGUE: The Rugby Football League is to base its World Cup 2013 operations team at MediaCityUK in Salford. Staff will begin next month moving into office space in Salford Quays, where many BBC departments have already moved to and are due to be joined by ITV in the future.

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1428 OLYMPICS: London has Africa to thank for being able to host the Olympics and Paralympics this summer, Fifa president Sepp Blatter claims. Blatter told German magazine Kicker that London beat Paris in the 2005 vote because the French bid ignored the African members of the International Olympic Committee.

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1425 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC Correspondent James Pearce on the Redknapp and Mandaric trial on Twitter: "Potential jurors being given same speech by judge as last time. Any with football prejudices that might impact judgement must declare them"

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1423 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC Correspondent James Pearce on the Redknapp and Mandaric trial on Twitter: "One of the original jurors has had to be discharged from jury so a new jury is now being selected"

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1421 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC Correspondent James Pearce on the Redknapp and Mandaric tax evasion trial on Twitter: "Back in Court. Over next few hours we'll hear the prosecution's case against Redknapp and Mandaric, who've both just returned to dock"

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1418 RUGBY LEAGUE: Castleford sign Australian centre or back-row forward James Grehan on a one-year contract from French club Limoux. The 23-year-old ex-St George junior and Parramatta squad member was recommended to the Tigers by former player Dale Fritz, his strength and conditioning coach at his Sydney club Western Suburbs.

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1414: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Talha is ruled out of the Test series against England with a back injury. No replacement for Talha will be called up. Pakistan take on England in the second Test in Abu Dhabi from Wednesday.

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1409 TENNIS: Defending champion Novak Djokovic reaches the Australian Open quarter-finals for the fifth straight year with a 6-1 6-3 4-6 6-3 win over former world number one and home favourite Lleyton Hewitt.

1402 FOOTBALL: Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean is confident want-away skipper Chris Samba will be welcomed back into the 'dressing room' after again insisting the giant defender would not be sold this month.

1358 FOOTBALL: Yeovil Town admit they are to investigate Steven MacLean's goal celebration during Saturday's 3-2 defeat by Bury. The second-half substitute appeared to gesticulate towards his own bench

1350 TENNIS: Andy Murray's coach Ivan Lendl tells BBC Radio 5 live's Jonathan Overend that the pair are having "good times" and "everybody is making jokes" as they work through their first major tournament as a partnership at the Australian Open.

1341 FOOTBALL: Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale says he expects his side to start scoring goals soon after recording their second successive 0-0 draw at Oldham on Saturday. The Grecians have scored just three goals in their last four games and find themselves 18th in the League One table.

1333 FOOTBALL: Catania reveal they have turned down an approach from Fulham for striker Maxi Lopez. Instead they expect him to complete a transfer to AC Milan

1326 FOOTBALL: Bury midfielder Giles Coke has issued a statement to apologise for getting involved in an altercation with team-mates during Saturday's 3-2 win over Yeovil, when the Shakers were awarded a penalty. He said: I make no apology for wanting to 'win', however I am also a professional footballer and fully appreciate the need to respect the captain and manager, even when emotions are running high.

1324 TENNIS: Lleyton Hewitt has pulled a set back against world number one Novak Djokovic . The Serb now leads two sets to one. BBC Sport's Aimee Lewis is providing live updates.

1318 FOOTBALL: Leicester City sign Aston Villa striker Nathan Delfouneso on a one-month loan deal. The England Under-21 international has started just two matches at Villa Park this season, taking his tally of appearances to just six.

1310 FOOTBALL: Ipswich Town defender Ibrahima Sonko reveals that the players now feel under less pressure now that they manager Paul Jewell is safe in his job. The Tractor Boys currently sit 21st in the Championship table.

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1300 CRICKET: Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne resigns as captain, a day after the end of his team's losing tour to South Africa. Sri Lanka lost the three-match Test series 2-1 and five-match one-day series 3-2.

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1256 FOOTBALL: Rangers confirm striker Zlatan Muslimovic and midfielder Luigi Bruins will have trials this week. Muslimovic, a Bosnia team-mate of Rangers defender Sasa Papac, has been without a club since his contract with Greek side PAOK ended in the summer. Bruins, 24, is also without a club after leaving Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg last month.

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1254 RUGBY UNION: London Irish sign lock George Skivington from Leicester in a three-year deal. The 29-year-old former England Saxons skipper will arrive at the Madejski Stadium during the summer after making 40 appearances for the Tigers over the last two seasons.

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1250 FOOTBALL: The case against a student charged with racially abusing former Liverpool and England striker Stan Collymore on Twitter is adjourned. Joshua Cryer, 21, of Jesmond, Newcastle, faces two public order offences following a complaint from the football pundit. Cryer was excused attendance at Newcastle Magistrates' Court and the case was adjourned until 14 February.

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1244 CRICKET: BBC cricket commentator Alison Mitchell on Twitter: "When you approach Sheikh Zayed Stadium you can be forgiven for thinking a big white flying saucer has landed in the desert"

1238 FOOTBALL: Fifa president Sepp Blatter says Bayern Munich boss Uli Hoeness's criticism of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa was partly to blame for Munich's failure to land the 2018 winter Olympics last year. Blatter said African football boss Issa Hayatou told World Cup winner and former senior Fifa member Franz Beckenbauer, who flew to Durban just before the IOC vote to shore up support for Munich, not to expect African help because of Hoeness's criticism.

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1230 FOOTBALL: BBC sport's Liam McLeod on Twitter: "The SFA has confirmed from next year, the Scottish Cup final will be played on a Sunday"

1225 FOOTBALL: AC Milan are waiting to see if they can sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez before completing a deal for Catania's Maxi Lopez, according to the club's vice president Adriano Galliani. Milan have reached a deal with Tevez but City are stalling, preferring to sell the troubled forward outright rather than seeing him move on a loan deal. Galliani told Italian sports daily Gazzetta there is an agreement with Catania for Lopez and "if Tevez doesn't come, Maxi will. But only one or the other. We're going to wait a few days though".

1219 CRICKET: England batsman Alastair Cook is confident of making amends for his side's heavy defeat by Pakistan last week when he opens a Test innings with captain Andrew Strauss for the 100th time in the second Test on Wednesday. The two men have scored 4,163 runs together at an average of 42.91. "We are pretty similar in character and we do enjoy batting together and hopefully on [the] 100th time we will do something special," said Cook.

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1212 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "At 2pm prosecution will start outlining case against Redknapp + Mandaric. First time we'll hear detail of allegations. Both men deny charges"

1203 TENNIS: Maria Sharapova has payed tribute to her opponent Sabine Lisicki, following her 3-6 6-2 6-3 win at the Australian Open. Speaking after the game she said: "She's such a good opponent, she has such a big game and even though I didn't play my best tennis tonight I fought until the end and that got me through."

1155 FOOTBALL: The Wolverhampton Express & Star are reporting that its business as usual at Wolves following reports that manager Mick McCarthy had been sacked over the weekend.

1148 FOOTBALL: Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is "not bothered" by some of his own fans whistling and booing him during last night's 4-1 win over Athletic Bilbao. He said: "It's not a problem. It's the first time it's ever happened to me. There's a first time for practically everything. (Zinedine) Zidane was whistled at here. Ronaldo has been whistled at here. Cristiano (Ronaldo), who is the latest Golden Boot winner, has also been whistled at. Why can't I?"

1140 TENNIS: Novak Djokovic has taken the first set against Lleyton Hewitt 6-1 in just 31 minutes. BBC Sport's Aimee Lewis is providing live updates.

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1136 GET INVOLVED: Opta Sports on Twitter: "160 - The number of times the woodwork has been struck in the Premier League, most by Liverpool (19), fewest by Arsenal (3)."

1128 TENNIS: Lleyton Hewitt has won his first game against Novak Djokovic, breaking the world number one but he already leads 4-1. BBC Sport's Aimee Lewis is providing live updates.

1126 TENNIS: Serena Williams who was beaten 6-2 6-3 by Ekaterina Makarova in just 82 minutes, has refused to get too upset by the defeat saying: "I'm not physically 100%, so I can't be so angry at myself, even though I'm very unhappy". She added: "I know that I can play a hundred times better than I did this whole tournament.''

1118 TENNIS: Novak Djokovic and Lleyton Hewitt are finally under way at the Australian Open and it is first blood to the Serb who has broken Hewitt in the second game to take a 2-0 lead. BBC Sport's Aimee Lewis is providing live updates.

1111 TENNIS: Jeremy Bates believes that Andy Murray's relationship with new coach Ivan Lendl is the key to the Scot winning his first Grand Slam, at the Australian Open.

1105 TAX EVASION TRIAL: The jury has been told that the trial will begin at 2pm as there are still some legal discussion to be finished first.

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1057 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC Correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "We now have a jury. They've been sworn in. 8 men and 4 women".

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1053 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC Correspondent James Pearce on the Redknapp and Mandaric tax evasion trial on Twitter: "Potential jurors told defendants well known football personalities + they must declare if they've strong feelings about defendants' clubs".

1051 TENNIS: Maria Sharapova is through to the quarter finals of the Australian Open after overcoming Sabine Lisicki 3-6 6-2 6-3

1047 TENNIS: Maria Sharapova is serving for the match against Sabine Lisicki in the Australian Open. BBC Sport's Aimee Lewis is providing live updates.

1042 TENNIS: Andy Murray has described his victory over Mikhail Kukushki as "boring". He also said that he "didn't have to do anything" as his opponent retired after just 49 minutes with Murray leading 6-1 6-1 1-0.

1036 FOOTBALL: Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder has ruled out a move from the club during the current transfer window. He is a reported target of both Manchester City and Manchester United he says he is staying put. "I am in good shape and I feel well," Sneijder said to Gazzetta dello Sport. "The future? I stay at Inter, I feel good here."

1028 FOOTBALL: Accrington Stanley Chief Executive Rob Heys has confirmed to BBC Radio Lancashire that manager John Coleman is currently taking training at the club, despite him being given permission to speak to Rochdale over their vacant manager's position.

1020 CRICKET: Cook is hoping the opening duo can improve on their performance in the first test to give the rest of the batsmen something to build on: "We have had some great moments. We are pretty similar in character and we do enjoy batting together and hopefully on the 100th time we will do something special," he said.

1012 CRICKET: When Alistair Cook and Andrew Strauss open the batting for England on Tuesday, in the second test against Pakistan, they will become just the fourth opening pair to complete 100 or more innings together in all Tests. They will follow in the footsteps of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, Sri Lanka's Marvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya and Australia's Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer.

1002 RUGBY UNION: Harlequins centre Matt Hopper is called into the England Saxons squad for the match against Ireland Wolfhounds in Exeter on Saturday. Hopper is one of five new players named in the 25-man group alongside scrum-half Paul Hodgson (London Irish), prop Rupert Harden (Gloucester Rugby), lock Ed Slater (Leicester Tigers) and flanker Kearnan Myall (Sale Sharks).

0957 TENNIS: Lisicki and Sharapova are deadlocked at 6-3 2-6 in their fourth-round encounter in Melbourne. BBC Sport's Aimee Lewis is providing live updates.

0950 AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Penn State's Joe Paterno, the 'winningest' coach in major college football history who was fired in November over a child sexual abuse scandal, died on Sunday of lung cancer. He was 85. Paterno won adoration from fans of the highly successful Penn State football team, who were shocked when the college fired him after 46 years as head coach.

0943 TENNIS: Ekaterina Makarova on her fourth-round victory over Serena Williams at the Australian Open: "I played her in Beijing and I was really afraid of her because she's a great player and it's really tough to play against her. But this time, I don't know - yeah, I felt so comfortable. I really thought that I could beat her. So maybe in my head that helped me."

0940 FORMULA 1: BBC's chief F1 writer Andrew Benson on Twitter: "Kimi Raikkonen has started his two-day re-acclimatisation to F1 at the wheel of a two-year-old Renault at Valencia's Ricardo Tormo track."

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0927 TENNIS: BBC tennis correspondent Jonathan Overend on Twitter: "It's Roger Federer's 1000th match tomorrow. I'm picking my 5 most memorable moments from a decade of watching him. Hear them on TennisBreakfast 2mrw"

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0921 FOOTBALL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Milan Mandaric has also arrived. My early start was worth it as I now have my ticket for duration of the trial. It's due to start at 1030"

0916 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport website chief football writer Phil McNulty has written a blog about Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli following his winning goal and alleged stamp in his side's victory over Tottenham on Sunday.

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0908: BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter: "Morning! All 12 of Sunday's Olympic Dreams specials (one 30min show per BBC region in England) now available on iPlayer"

Live action now
0903 TENNIS: Lisicki and Sharapova are 3-3 in the first set of their fourth-round encounter in Melbourne. BBC Sport's Aimee Lewis is providing live updates.

0855 TENNIS: Martina Navratilova on women's number one Caroline Wozniacki: "Clearly nobody feels that Wozniacki is a true number one. If we still had the same ranking system we were using six years ago, when they were giving bonus points for beating players, Petra Kvitova would have ended up number one because she had beaten more top players than Wozniacki. Wozniacki doesn't even have that great of a record in her career or the last four years over the top 10 or against the top five, whereas Petra you feel really imposes herself on the match and any player."

0851 TENNIS: Serena Williams, following her defeat by unseeded Ekaterina Makarova at the Australian Open: "I served like a... I guess that's not appropriate. It wasn't good, though. My 'lefty' serve is actually better than that. Maybe I should have started serving 'lefty'."

0846 AMERICAN FOOTBALL: New York Giants will face New England Patriots in the Super Bowl after the former beat San Francisco and the latter beat the Baltimore Ravens in two thrilling encounters. BBC Sport's Ian Shoesmith has written an extremely exhaustive report on both matches.

0837 TENNIS: Martina Navratilova says players are underpaid at Grand Slams, reigniting a debate that prompted rumours of a strike on the eve of the Australian Open. "Compared to what a teacher is making, we are grossly overpaid," said the 18-time Grand Slam singles winner. "Compared to what the Slams are grossing, or netting I should say, they are underpaid. I think the Grand Slams are making a lot more than they're sharing with the players. I think that's a fact."

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0833 TENNIS: BBC Sport's Aimee Lewis on Twitter: "Sharapova v Lisicki about to get underway on Rod Laver Arena so come join the live action "

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0829 FOOTBALL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Harry Redknapp has just arrived at Southwark Crown Court. Milan Mandaric not here yet. Both face 2 charges of cheating public revenue"

Breaking news
0827 OLYMPICS: A nationwide poll has shown that 65.7% of respondents support Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Summer Games. Tokyo is up against Doha, Baku, Istanbul, Madrid and Rome. The candidate cities will submit their plans for the games to the International Olympic Committee by February. The IOC will select the host city in September 2013.

Breaking news
0824 GOLF: South African Branden Grace's back-to-back European Tour wins - a month after coming through the qualifying school - have lifted him to 92nd in the world rankings from 271st at the start of the year. The other big mover in 2012 is American Johnson Wagner. First and joint-second the past two weeks, he is now 68th after ending last year 220th.

Breaking news
0820 CRICKET: Off-spinner Nathan Lyon is recalled by Australia for the fourth Test against India in Adelaide. Lyon will return to the side at the expense of left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc. The tourists face the humiliation of a 4-0 series whitewash if they lose the match, which starts on Tuesday.

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0815 FOOTBALL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "2 hours until start of Redknapp/Mandaric trial but I'm already here. Only 19 seats for press so early start needed. I'm 7th in the queue!"

0807 TENNIS: Martina Navratilova says it was an "honour" playing her opening legends' doubles match on Margaret Court Arena, despite the Australian great's recent controversial comments about same-sex marriage. "Playing on Margaret Court Arena, it's an honour, as always, to be on that court,'' said Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles. "Clearly Margaret Court's views that she has expressed on same-sex marriage, I think are outdated. She was all about Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."

0801 CRICKET: Stand-in skipper Virender Sehwag says he rates Australia's bowling attack as the best he has faced as India battle to restore some pride in the fourth final Test in Adelaide, starting on Tuesday. "I think that's the best bowling attack I've ever seen, especially against Australia," said Sehwag, who averages 19.66 in the series.

0800: Good morning and welcome to Sportsday Live on Monday 23 January. We open with three stories from today's gossip column.

Chelsea have been told that Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Willian, for whom they have already made a reported bid of £20m, will be available for £28m (Daily Mail). Bolton are hopeful of signing 27-year-old forward Ismael Bangoura from Dubai side Al Nasr (Daily Mirror). QPR's bid for Manchester City's Nedum Onuoha has been complicated by interest from Everton (Metro).




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