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Sportsday Live - Tuesday, 24 January

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1855: That's it for Tuesday's Sportsday Live. Tom Rostance will be with you for all the Carling Cup semi-final action between Cardiff and Crystal Palace, and Sportsday Live will return at 0800 GMT on Wednesday.

1850 FOOTBALL: Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay claims opposite number Dougie Freedman has helped motivate his team for the Carling Cup semi-final. Freedman, whose Crystal Palace side go into Tuesday's second leg at the Cardiff City Stadium 1-0 up, has doubted the hosts' big-game mentality. "They and their supporters must be scared stiff of failure," Freedman told the Croydon Advertiser. Mackay responded: "Needless to say, part of the team talk is done."

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1847 OLYMPICS: Olympics organisers Locog have been criticised over the fact that babies need their own ticket if they attend an event during the Games. Everyone going to an event needs their own ticket, regardless of their age. Locog said the reason for the rule was to do with licensing and health and safety at the venues.

1840 GOLF: Frenchman Thomas Levet will be out for three to six weeks after breaking a rib. The Ryder Cup player, who broke a leg jumping in a lake to celebrate his French Open victory last July, was due to play in the Abu Dhabi Championship which begins on Thursday. He will be replaced by England's Sam Little.

1833 FOOTBALL: After Ghana beat Botswana 1-0 earlier on Tuesday, fellow Group D teams Mali and neighbours Guinea provide the evening fixture at Franceville with kick-off at 1900 GMT. You can follow live text commentary with Piers Edwards.

1826 SPORTSDAY: Watch a round-up of all the day's sports news in Sportsday on the BBC News Channel at 1845 GMT. Today's edition includes a report on the Harry Redknapp trial, all the action from the Australian Open, the latest from Abu Dhabi as England prepare for the second Test against Pakistan and build up to the second leg of the Carling Cup semi-final between Cardiff and Crystal Palace.

1820 FORMULA 1: Marussia will miss the first pre-season test at Jerez in order to concentrate on the development of their 2012 car, reports Autosport. The team were expected to run a 2011 car in the test, which runs 7-10 February, to give new driver Charles Pic some track time ahead of his F1 debut, however they will now skip the event altogether.

1814 FORMULA 1: Lotus have named Belgian driver Jerome D'Ambrosio, who raced for Virgin, now called Marussia, last season, has joined the team as their third driver for this season. Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean are the team's race drivers.

1808 SNOOKER: The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association have been made aware of unusual betting patterns around a Snooker Shootout match due to be played between Joe Jogia and Matthew Selt in Blackpool on Saturday. The matter has been referred to Nigel Mawer, Head of the WPBSA's Integrity Unit.

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1803 FOOTBALL: Ghana beat Botswana 1-0 in their African Cup of Nations clash.

1758 HORSE RACING: The 2011 Grand National runner-up Oscar Time has been ruled out for the season with a leg injury.

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1749 GET INVOLVED: Femi Longe on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday How come Yaya Toure was not cited for slapping Chelsea's Juan Mata by the PL disciplinary body? The inconsistency has to stop!"

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1741 RUGBY UNION: Uncapped Scarlets forward Aaron Shingler has been called into Wales' pre-RBS 6 Nations training camp in Gdansk, Poland.

1734 CRICKET: Niall O'Brien's intention to play in next month's Bangladesh Premier League means he looks likely to miss Ireland's tour of Kenya.

1732 FOOTBALL: Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mongue, the son of the Equatorial Guinea president, has honoured his promise to pay the Nations Cup co-hosts squad a million dollars.

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1729 FOOTBALL: Goalscorer John Mensah has been sent off for Ghana with 23 minutes remaining in their Africa Cup of Nations clash against Botswana - with the score at 1-0.

1723 FOOTBALL: Aberdeen have taken former Nigeria Under-20 striker Daniel Uchechi on trial. Uchechi parted company with Sheffield Wednesday in November having made just one first-team appearance this season and the 22-year-old now has a chance to earn a contract at Pittodrie.

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1718 FOOTBALL: Leicester scrum-half Micky Young has been cited for allegedly making contact with the eyes or eye area of Aironi wing Giulio Toniolatti during Saturday's Heineken Cup match at Welford Road. The complaint will be heard on Friday, with the 23-year-old Young set to face a ban of at least 12 weeks if found guilty of the offence.

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1714 FOOTBALL: QPR have signed left-back Taye Taiwo from AC Milan on loan until the end of the season, the Premier League club have confirmed.

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1710 GET INVOLVED: Mike Maule on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Jonny Howson joins #NCFC. Can't wait to see him in action and expect him to slot in seamlessly, as all PL's signings do"

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1702 FOOTBALL: Portsmouth have been issued with a winding-up petition over an unpaid tax bill of £1.6m, HM Revenue and Customs have confirmed.

1658 FOOTBALL: Zlatan Muslimovic has spent today training with Sunderland, according to his agent. The Bosnia & Herzegovina striker trained with Rangers on Monday but agent Jan Bezemer reports that he has spent today with the Black Cats as he seeks a new club, following his summer departure from PAOK Salonika.

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1654 RUGBY LEAGUE: The Rugby Football League have agreed a deal that will see the governing body add Odsal Stadium to its property portfolio. The RFL has paid an undisclosed sum in an arrangement that will allow Bradford Bulls to remain at their spiritual home as tenants.

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1649 FOOTBALL: John Mensah's solo strike is the only goal separating Ghana and Botswana, as the Black Stars take a 1-0 lead into half-time in their Africa Nations clash.

1646 FOOTBALL: Manchester City coach David Platt is unhappy at the "inconsistency" in refereeing after the Football Association's decision to charge Mario Balotelli with violent conduct, and suggests City will not contest the decision as past appeals have proved "futile".

1644 BASEBALL: Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow has signed a three-year, $20m contract with a club option for the 2015 season of $10m.

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1642 OLYMPICS: Great Britain's rhythmic gymnastics group have launched an appeal into their exclusion from the Olympic Games. The team missed the required score set by British Gymnastics in the group all-around qualifying competition at the London Prepares test event last week, meaning a nomination would not be submitted to the British Olympic Association for a host nation place at London 2012.

1632 FOOTBALL: Motherwell have vowed to contest a one-match ban offered to forward Michael Higdon by the Scottish FA. Higdon was referred to the SFA after celebrating his goal in Saturday's draw with Dundee United with a gesture which was seen to breach rule 200, which covers "offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures."

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1628 FOOTBALL: John Mensah has given Ghana a 25th minute lead in their Africa Nations clash against Botswana.


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1622 FOOTBALL: Wigan forward Hugo Rodallega has reportedly told Colombian radio he wants to leave the relegation-threatened Premier League outfit and is mulling offers for a move. "My contract at Wigan runs out at the end of May and I hope this situation gets resolved - but I can already say these are my last three months with Wigan," Rodallega told Caracol Radio.

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1619 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Early finish today. Redknapp/Mandaric jury sent home for night with usual warning about not researching on Internet. We resume 10am tomorrow"

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1617 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Redknapp told police reason he hadn't told his accountant about existence of Monaco account was because he thought there was no money in it"

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1616 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Mandaric told police that the money in Rosie47 was a loan and that he had asked Redknapp to pay it back. R told police it wasn't a loan"

1615 BOXING: Amateur boxing chiefs are unlikely to make an announcement soon on whether female boxers will be made to wear skirts at the London Olympics.

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1604 FOOTBALL: Ghana, whose Group D match against Botswana has just kicked off, will set a new record if they reach this year's Africa Cup of Nations final. Currently they share the record for most final appearances (eight) with Egypt (via Infostrada Sports) .

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1556 FOOTBALL: Steven Murray on Twitter: "Jimmy Kebe has signed a new contract at Reading, maybe something to do with our potential new owners? Good as a new player #bbcsportsday."

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1552 OLYMPICS: Olympics minister Hugh Robertson says he is confident the right balance is being struck between the security plan and budget for London 2012. A 23,700-strong security force - including 13,500 military personnel, which is more than the 10,000 that were deployed to Afghanistan - is being assembled.

1548 FOOTBALL: Championship side Portsmouth have been issued with a winding-up petition by HM Revenue and Customs over an unpaid £1.6m tax bill.

1544 RUGBY UNION: Prop Michele Rizzo has been called up to Italy's Six Nations squad to play France and England after an international absence of three-and-a-half-years.

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1538 OLYMPICS: Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt admits that he is "sticking his neck out" in doubling the budget for London 2012's opening and closing ceremonies to more than £80m. He said: "We are, as a Government, saying we are not going with the conventional wisdom that at times of austerity you should reign back on absolutely everything. Because we think this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

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1532 FOOTBALL: Norwich City on Twitter: "Midfielder Jonny Howson, 23, has signed a three-and-a-half year deal with City and will join from Leeds for an undisclosed fee."

1528 ATHLETICS: Ethiopia lifts its suspension of 35 athletes, including double Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele, according to the Ethiopian Athletics Federation. The ban was imposed last week in a row over a training camp.

1522 FOOTBALL: Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan tells BBC Radio Manchester the club is "optimistic" England defender Phil Jones, who hobbled out of the weekend win against Arsenal, will be fit to face Saturday's FA Cup opponents Liverpool.

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1518 TENNIS: Femi Longe on Twitter: "So the Rafa/Roger rivalry resumes on Thursday. Very mouthwatering. Isn't tennis blessed to have this sort of rivalry? Wow #bbcsportsday."

1513 GOLF: Former world number one Tiger Woods says he is the fittest he has been in around a decade ahead of his first tournament of the year. Woods, preparing for Thursday's Abu Dhabi Championship, said: "I'm looking forward to getting out there and playing."

1509 TENNIS: Rafael Nadal urges chair umpires to take more responsibility after a row over a line call at a crucial moment of his four-set Australian Open battle against Tomas Berdych. The Spaniard said: "I'm not happy. They are there to do something, not just to call 15-all or 15-30 all the match."

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1504 SWIMMING: Britain's Olympic backstroke hopeful Liam Tancock on Twitter: "Good morning of training. Weights followed by a swim. Then some FAST swimming in the endless pool! It was great fun!"

1459 FOOTBALL: QPR fail to sign Chelsea centre-back Alex after both parties reportedly failed to agree personal terms. French side Paris Saint-Germain are now favourites to capture the Brazilian.

1454 CRICKET: Willis Stein on Twitter: "Can't help but feel a Tremlett injury would be a good thing for the 2nd Test - Monty has a fantastic record against Pakistan #bbcsportsday."

1450 REDKNAPP TRIAL: More from James Pearce on Twitter: "Redknapp "I never had a clue how much money went in". Prosecution say Redknapp told police Mandaric had control over account. R didn't mention HE had faxed Monaco instruction to transfer $100,000 to Florida."

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1448 REDKNAPP TRIAL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Jury back from lunch. Prosecution been telling them about Redknapp's police interview. Redknapp said to police that Mandaric had told him that Monaco investment had been "a disaster. Got wiped out". Redknapp to police: "I never mentioned it again. I just thought that's history. He's had me. Maybe he never put the money in. I don't know"


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1442 FOOTBALL: Opta Sports on Twitter: "66 - Everton are the only Premier League side to use all three subs in all 22 games this season. Modify."

1436 FOOTBALL: Sir Alex Ferguson has written to all Manchester United fans travelling to Anfield for Saturday's FA Cup fourth round tie against Liverpool. The United boss has asked for the fans to behave and for "positive, witty and loud" support.

1430 FOOTBALL: Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has defended his decision to publicly criticise his players in the wake of their 3-1 defeat by Bolton at the weekend. The Scot is hoping it may provoke a reaction ahead of Wednesday's Carling Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester City at Anfield.

1420 OLYMPICS: Britain's rhythmic gymnasts have lodged an appeal against their exclusion from the Olympics, BBC Sport understands

1412 WINTER SPORTS: Attention all skiing fans, the night slalom from Schladming will be televised on the BBC Red Button and this website from 1645 GMT.

1405 GOLF: Europe's Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal will announce his team to face the United States in September a day later than usual to allow US-based Europeans to stake a claim for a place.

1356 FOOTBALL: Northampton Town striker Adebayo Akinfenwa admits that the Cobblers are in a dog-fight as they battle to remain in the Football League. The club currently sit bottom of the League Two table but are only one point from safety.

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1348 TENNIS: World number one Caroline Wozniacki on Twitter: "Unfortunately today was the end of my 2012 Australian Open. Kim played really well today, lost 6-3 7-6. Next stop home.

1340 FOOTBALL: Former Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies reveals that the current struggles at the club sadden him and that he would love to return to the club one day.

1332 FOOTBALL: Hartlepool chairman Ken Hodcroft tells BBC Late Kick Off the council must consider selling their ground, Victoria Park, to the club if they are to progress.

1324 HORSE RACING: BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: "Champion Hurdler Hurricane Fly amongst 6 possibles for Irish Ch Hle, Leopardstown, Sun; would be first run since winning Punchestown, May."

1316 RUGBY UNION: Scotland flanker Kelly Brown has been ruled out of the Six Nations with a "dislocated fibula head in his leg". The Saracens forward needs an operation and will be out for eight to 10 weeks.

1310 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Jury in Redknapp/Mandaric trial has broken for lunch. We'll resume at 1400."

1306 CRICKET: Ireland have announced that they are applying to the International Cricket Council for Test match status. The Irish, who have set 2020 as their target entry date, are currently an ICC associate member, which means they play one-day internationals and T20 games but not Test matches.

1300 TENNIS: World number two Rafael Nadal beats Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in four sets to advance to the Australian Open semi-finals where he will face Roger Federer.

1256 WINTER SPORTS: Team GB's chef de mission Sir Clive Woodward insists that the experiences of British athletes at the Winter Youth Olympic Games will help them maximise their potential. Woodward oversaw three medals - one gold and two silvers - in Austria. "It's been a great week," he said. "They've been mixing with athletes from different countries, competing against the best in their age group and this will really help them in the future."

1250 FOOTBALL: Stoke midfielder Michael Tonge has joined Barnsley on a loan deal until the end of the season. It is Tonge's fourth loan spell away from City in his three-and-a-half-years with the club having previously played for Preston - on two separate occasions - and Derby.

1244 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Reporter tells Redknapp it looks like a bung. Redknapp replies 'Don't say bung. How can it be a bung when paid by the chairman?' Redknapp tells reporter that Mandaric 'doesn't know what he's talking about. It's a bonus'."

1242 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Reporter tells Redknapp that Mandaric has said it wasn't a bonus. Redknapp: 'Then why did he give it to me? If he says was investment then he's wrong'."

1241 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Redknapp told reporter he was due 10% on Crouch transfer profit. Redknapp said: 'I was due 10%. They paid me 5%. I said to Mandaric you owe me 10% not 5%. M said don't worry, I'll sort it.' Redknapp to reporter 'The money was paid to me as a bonus for selling Peter Crouch'."

1240 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Redknapp: 'I said I didn't want Monaco, I just want UK'. But Redknapp said he then realised he wouldn't get money unless he went along with it."

1239 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Redknapp told reporter that Mandaric didn't have UK account, so had to pay from a US account and open the account for Redknapp in Monaco."

1238 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Then reporter spoke to Redknapp. Redknapp said Monaco payment WAS a bonus. He said was bonus for selling a player."

1237 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Mandaric to reporter 'I did something for my friend, just to help him'."

1236 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Mandaric told the reporter that Monaco account was 'nothing to do with bonuses'. 'Not money from football'."

1235 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Prosecution have been reading to jury excerpts from two taped interviews by News of World. First with Mandaric, then Redknapp."

1232 FOOTBALL: Everton hope to conclude the sale of midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov to Spartak Moscow in the next couple of days, according to a club spokesman. The Russian club claimed on Monday they had agreed a deal with the Toffees the Russia international for £5m.

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1226 OLYMPICS: BBC Sport's Gordon Farquhar on Twitter: "Jeremy Hunt says Govt committed to the promise of using the games to get more people involved in sport. Says investing an extra £500m."

1223 FOOTBALL: Paris Saint Germain sporting director Leonardo has said the French club have ended their interest in Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez after failing to agree a deal, reports L'Equipe (in French).

1217 RUGBY UNION: London Irish have announced a £1.6m loss in their annual trading results for the year ending 30 June 2011. But that loss was down by over a £1m from the previous year when they recorded a deficit of £2.09m.

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1212 TENNIS: World number two Rafael Nadal wins the third set 6-4 in his Australian Open quarter-final against Tomas Berdych to lead 2-1. Follow live text commentary with Aimee Lewis or listen to the action in Melbourne on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

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1210 OLYMPICS: BBC Sport's Gordon Farquhar on Twitter: "Minister Hugh Robertson insists the funding for conversion of stadium post 2012 is covered off in the existing budget."

1205 FOOTBALL: Chelsea defender John Terry's trial, where he will face a criminal charge of using racist language, has been switched to Westminster Magistrates from West London at the request of the Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle, who will also hear the case. It's still listed for 1 February 1 high profile of the case is the reason cited for the change in venue.

1200 FOOTBALL: Hartlepool United have released defender Stephen Wright, report BBC Tees Sport. The 31-year-old, who has been out of action recently with an Achilles injury, will continue to train with Pools until he finds a new club.

1155 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Prosecution say a letter sent from R's accountant to his bank relations manager asking how Monaco account set up without R's knowledge."

1153 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Short break. Prosecution have been quoting from long series of letters between various people about origin of Redknapp's Monaco account."

1151 CYCLING: BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter - "British Cycling say Ross Edgar in race to be fit to join Chris Hoy & Jason Kenny in team sprint at Feb's World Cup inside Olympic Velodrome." British Cycling's sprint coach, Iain Dyer, says: "Unfortunately in the last few weeks Ross has been battling against an injury so we hope that he'll be on form for London but he might just come up a little short on time to rehabilitate the injury and progress his fitness once again."

1145 GOLF: Former world number one Tiger Woods believes he is the fittest he has been in around a decade ahead of his first tournament of the year - the Abu Dhabi Championship - which starts on Thursday. "It's probably been about eight, 10, 12 years [since] I felt 100 percent," said Woods. "I had surgery in 2002. I had surgery in 2008. A couple of others ones in there, too."

1140 RUGBY LEAGUE: Former Australian Test forward Trent Waterhouse will make his debut for Warrington in Saturday's friendly against South Sydney at Redfern Oval which will mark the end of Warrington's three-week training camp down under.

1134 FOOTBALL: Reading chairman Sir John Madejski tells BBC South Today why he is selling the club to Russian Anton Zingarevich. "It's the dream ticket for the club," said Madejski. "The people coming in want to carry on with the same ethos Reading already has. They're not going to throw money at it. They will be sensible and prudent but there will be the potential to strengthen the squad."

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1128 ATHLETICS: The president of the Ethiopian athletics federation, Bisrat Gashawten Tirfe, tells Associated Press that the suspension of Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele and 34 others has been lifted, clearing the way for them to compete at the London Games.

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1124 RUGBY UNION: England and Sale prop Andrew Sheridan will join Toulon from Sale on a three-year deal this summer.

1120 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Quest later received letter from Milan Mandaric saying that HE had opened Monaco account for Redknapp and had invested money there for him."

1118 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Redknapp allegedly said that his accountant had told him that Monaco account had done "not very well" and half investment had been lost."

1115 FOOTBALL: Blackburn are asking for at least £3.5m for Argentine playmaker Mauro Formica. Olympiakos' are understood to be preparing a bid of £2.5m for the 23-year-old this summer, according to the Lancashire Telegraph.

1111 FOOTBALL: Wigan have opened talks with 25-year-old Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard with talks now "at an advanced stage."

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1108 TENNIS: World number two Rafael Nadal wins the second set 7-6 in his Australian Open quarter-final against Tomas Berdych to level the match at one set all. Follow live text commentary with Aimee Lewis or listen to the action in Melbourne on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

1106 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport understands QPR and Chelsea will issue a joint statement on either Wednesday or Thursday in a bid to lower tensions ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth round fixture.

1104 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Redknapp told Quest inquiry that he had accountant who invested the money in his Monaco account for him."

1102 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Jury told that Redknapp only revealed Monaco account when Premier League's Quest inquiry asked him 'Do you have offshore bank account?'"

1100 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Prosecution say initial civil tax investigation into Redknapp after his £300,000 bonus on Rio Ferdinand transfer found he DID pay tax on it."

1058 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Jury told that Redknapp didn't tell his bank relations manager about Monaco account for five years and eight months."

1056 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Prosecution tell jury that Redknapp didn't tell accountant about his Monaco account for four and half years."

1043 CRICKET: After England captain Andrew Strauss confirmed Chris Tremlett's fitness worries, the fast bowler did not join in England's fielding drills at the Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi. He had a long discussion with England selector James Whitaker while the others trained around him. Strauss said his selection depended on his ability to bowl in the nets today.

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1038 TENNIS: After losing the first set, world number two Rafael Nadal is serving for the second set at 5-3 in his quarter-final against Tomas Berdych. Follow live text commentary with Aimee Lewis or listen to the action in Melbourne on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

1032 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport understands that QPR officials are in talks with defender Anton Ferdinand with the aim of encouraging him to shake hands with defender John Terry when QPR and Chelsea meet on Saturday in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

1026 FOOTBALL: Manchester City have yet to decide whether to contest Mario Balotelli's violent conduct charge, according to David Platt. "We haven't sat down to talk about appealing it yet," said Platt. "It looks poor when you slow it down. I thought Howard Webb saw the incident. There seems to be inconsistency in refereeing on a Monday morning."

1020 FORMULA 1: Finland's Kimi Raikkonen says he hopes to be "fast straight away" following the Finn's first test for his new Lotus team in Valencia. The 2007 world champion is returning to the sport after two years competing in the World Rally Championship.

1012 TENNIS: Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki refuses to be downbeat after losing her number one world ranking following defeat to defending champion Kim Clijsters: "The media talks to me like I'm finishing my career and I only have one year left and time is running out," she said. "The fact is I still have quite a few good years in front of me. At the end of the day, you can just do your best. You can't do anything more than that."

1005 HORSE RACING: Tony McCoy expects to be back in action at Warwick on Thursday after recovering from the injuries sustained in a fall last month. The 16-times champion jockey has been sidelined since 30 December after fracturing his ribs and bruising his lungs in a fall at Taunton.

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1002 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce at the trial of Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp on Twitter: "Here come the defendants. Harry Redknapp takes his place in dock, while son Jamie walks into court room behind him and takes his seat."

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1000 TENNIS: Tomas Berdych has won the opening set of his Australian Open quarter-final against Rafael Nadal. Follow live text commentary with Aimee Lewis or listen to the action in Melbourne on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

0957 CRICKET: England captain Andrew Strauss has confirmed that Chris Tremlett is an injury doubt for the second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. Tremlett is suffering with a "sore back and side". England are "very hopeful that he will be fit but that depends on his bowling [on Tuesday]".

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0956 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Juliette Ferrington on Twitter: "[Liverpool manager Kenny] Dalglish ahead of #MCFC Carling Cup tomorrow night: "We have a slight advantage, we just need to go into the game and compete."

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0950 TENNIS: Following on from Roger Federer's Australia Open quarter-final victory over Juan Martin Del Potro in his 1,000th match as a professional, here's Infostrada on Twitter: "Federer's 1st career singles match took place in July 1998 in Gstaad in his native SUI. A 16-year-old Federer lost to Lucas Arnold (ARG).

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0942 FOOTBALL: Another podcast to point you in the direction of. Culture Club is a BBC Radio 5 live sport special on how footballers from all over the world adjust to life in the UK - some to great success others to epic failure. Mark Chapman is joined by Wigan boss Roberto Martinez and ex-Leeds United defender Lucas Radebe who talks about adapting to pints of bitter and Yorkshire pudding.

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0935 FOOTBALL: Download the latest edition of BBC Radio 5 live's Football Daily where Mark Chapman is joined on the Monday Night Club by Jason Roberts, Steve Claridge and Ian McGarry to dissect the weekend's action, which includes Mario Balotelli, Harry Redknapp's court case and Arsenal fans turning on Arsene Wenger.

0929 GOLF: Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal will announce his European team to take on the United States on 27 August. Europe will defend the trophy they won at Celtic Manor in 2010 at the Medinah Country Club in Illinois from 25 September 2012.

0923 GOLF: Former world number one Tiger Woods has admitted receiving appearance money affects which tournaments he chooses to play. Woods is rumoured to be getting more than $2m (£1.285m) to play in this week's HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship.

0917 CRICKET: Alastair Cook insists England can still rely on his opening partnership with Andrew Strauss ahead of the second Test against Pakistan, which begins on Wednesday morning in Abu Dhabi. The match will see Cook and Strauss join an elite club of three pairs who have opened the innings on at least 100 occasions for their country.

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0912 CRICKET: BBC Sport cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew, ahead of England's second Test against Pakistan which starts on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, on Twitter: "Pitch more like the type you would expect here. Must be big shout for Monty for Tremlett."

0907 FOOTBALL: Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay claims Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman has helped motivate his team for Tuesday's Carling Cup semi-final second leg tie. Palace lead 1-0 after the first leg and Freedman said: "They and their supporters must be scared stiff of failure." Mackay responded: "Needless to say, part of the team talk is done." The game will be televised live on BBC 2 and this website at 1945 GMT, with live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Radio Wales with live text commentary on this website.

0902 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: "Racecourse crowds in 2011 up 6.6% compared to 2010 at 6.15m; daily rate up 1%; R/course Association pleased as says other sports' gates down."

0858 TENNIS: World number two Rafael Nadal is taking on Tomas Berdych for a place in the semi-finals of the Australian Open. Berdych leads 2-1 in the first set and you can follow live text commentary with Aimee Lewis or listen to the action in Melbourne on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

0852 OLYMPICS: Lots of Olympic sport going on this week, with hockey, sailing and handball among others - keep abreast of it all with our handy diary page.

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0845 FOOTBALL: Everton defender Phil Neville on Twitter: "Just read reports that @Bilyaletdinov_7 is leaving us if true he will be missed great lad great attitude my favourite Russian! On a night out once @Bilyaletdinov_7 put my starter ceaser salad in my jacket pocket whilst I'd nipped to the wc!"

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0840 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "A reminder that tweeting is permitted inside the Redknapp/Mandaric court room. I'll be tweeting as fast as my fingers let me from 0950."

0836 RUGBY UNION: England's World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward believes interim coach Stuart Lancaster should consider himself fortunate to be taking charge of an international side at this stage of his career. "Considering the fact that he's never coached a team at Premiership level he must be thinking how lucky he is to get this opportunity," Woodward told the Guardian.

Breaking news
0832 FOOTBALL: Rochdale have appointed John Coleman as manager after reaching an agreement with Accrington for Coleman's services.

0830 TENNIS: Caroline Wozniacki's reign as world number one will come to an end after the Australian Open following her exit at the quarter-final stage. The Dane was beaten in straight sets by defending champion Kim Clijsters, who will now play Victoria Azarenka in the semi-final. Azarenka, Petra Kvitova or Maria Sharapova are all in with a chance of becoming number one.

0828 ATHLETICS: Britain's 400m hurdles world champion Dai Greene has told BBC Sport online's chief sports writer Tom Fordyce that he tries 'to forget I'm the best in the world' as he ramps up his preparations for the London 2012 Olympics.

0822 CRICKET: Australia's Ricky Ponting has become the third player to pass 13,000 Test runs on the first day of the final Test against India at Adelaide. The former captain hit an unbeaten 137, to join Jacques Kallis in second place on the most Test centuries list, with 41, as Australia closed on 335-3. Current skipper Michael Clarke hit an unbeaten 140 as he put on 251 with Ponting for the fourth wicket.

0816 FOOTBALL: Prosecutors accusing Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp of receiving $295,000 (£189,000) which he had no intention of declaring for tax purposes, will call their first witnesses today. Mr Redknapp was paid the "bungs or offshore bonuses" by former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric while he was manager at the club, it was claimed. Jurors were told secret payments were made to Mr Redknapp's Monaco bank account in the name of his dog. Sportsday Live will keep you abreast of the latest developments at Southwark Crown Court.

Twitter
0812 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Heading back to Southwark Crown Court, ticket for Redknapp/Mandaric trial safely tucked in my pocket. Prosecution opening resumes 10am."

Live action now
0809 TENNIS: That Nadal v Berdych match is coming up at 0830 GMT and you can follow live text commentary with Aimee Lewis or listen to the action in Melbourne on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

0806 TENNIS: Roger Federer has progressed to the semi-finals of the Australian Open with an imperious straight-sets victory over 11th seed Juan Martin Del Potro. The Swiss number three seed will play the winner of the quarter-final between second seed Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych.


0800: Good morning and welcome to Sportsday Live on Tuesday, 24 January. We open with three stories from today's gossip column.

French side Paris Saint-Germain have made a move to sign Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 33. (talkSPORT). Championship side Brighton are preparing an audacious bid to land Manchester United and former England striker Michael Owen, 32 (the Sun). Liverpool are believed to be in talks to sign attacking midfielder Esteban Granero, 24, from Real Madrid on loan (Daily Mirror).




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