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Sportsday Live - Thursday, 26 January

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1957 FOOTBALL: It's half-time in the Africa Cup of Nations clash between Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, with Salomon Kalou's solo strike the only goal separating the two teams at the break. We have full live text on the BBC Africa pages of the BBC Sport website.

1953 HORSE RACING: Tony McCoy had to settle for second place on his return to action at Warwick following nearly a month on the sidelines after a fall.

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1950 GET INVOLVED: Jason Richardson on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday MUFC bought vidic and evra in january. Current captain and vice captain. January is not as bad as Fergie makes it out to be."

1944 CYCLING: London plans to host a one-day professional road race to rival classic events such as the Paris-Roubaix.

1937 RUGBY UNION: England have named a young squad as they begin the defence of their Six Nations title against Scotland. Harriet Millar-Mills and Hannah Gallagher, with only a handful of caps between them, make the starting XV.

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1929 BOXING: BBC Sport's Richard Conway on Twitter: "Amir Khan update - no deal on rematch today as Lamont Peterson chooses to wait until WBA appeal concludes before deciding next fight."

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1922 FOOTBALL: League Two side Crawley have signed Arsenal striker Sanchez Watt on loan until the end of the season.

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1918 FOOTBALL: Chelsea's Salomon Kalou gives Ivory Coast a 1 -0 lead with a thunderous left-foot shot into the top corner against Burkina Faso in the Africa Cup of Nations. We have full live text on the BBC Africa pages of the BBC Sport website.

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1913 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: The Ivory Coast are taking on Burkina Faso in the Africa Cup of Nations - the match is 10 minutes in and the score is 0-0. We have full live text on the BBC Africa pages of the BBC Sport website.

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1911 GET INVOLVED: Lloyd Evans on Twitter: "Celtic need a strong, experienced centre-back to help secure the SPL title, maybe somebody with the calibre of Chris Samba? #bbcsportsday"

1904 ICE HOCKEY: Belfast man Graeme Walton is preparing for his 500th appearance for the Belfast Giants. Walton began his Giants career nine years ago and the defenceman has been in goalscoring form recently with four strikes over the last month.

1856 FOOTBALL: St Mirren boss Danny Lennon says he is delighted that captain Jim Goodwin has ended speculation over his future by signing a two-year contract extension.

1849 FOOTBALL: New Southampton signing Tadanari Lee tells BBC South Today he hopes to help fire the club into the Premier League and show that Japanese footballers can make it in England.

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1842 COMING UP: Watch a round-up of all the day's sports news in Sportsday on the BBC News Channel at 1845 GMT. Including reports on the Second Test in Abu Dhabi, Rafael Nadal's victory over Roger Federer at the Australian Open and John Lloyd's prediction for Andy Murray's chances against Novak Djokovic. Also - football transfer news, a dream threeball in Abu Dhabi and AP McCoy's return to action.

1841 FOOTBALL: Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton tells BBC Radio Solent he is focusing on Saturday's game against Peteborough and is trying to ignore the off-the-field problems at the club.

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1835 OLYMPICS: The IOC president Jacques Rogge has admitted that he expects some athletes to use performance-enhancing drugs at the London Olympics. Rogge says that it would be "naive" and "misleading" to believe the games will be completely clean. #olympicthursday

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1828 GET INVOLVED: Sam Barons on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Chelsea need a decent, experienced striker who plays our style of game! All options are inexperienced, and orres doesn't fit!"

1821 FOOTBALL: Sevilla have ruled out the possibility of joining the race for Tottenham forward Giovani Dos Santos. Villarreal and Granada both claim to have lodged bids to sign the 22-year-old and it had been suggested that Sevilla could re-ignite their interest in the player.

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1809 RUGBY UNION: Northampton Saints forwards coach Dorian West tells BBC Radio Northampton that he doesn't think director of rugby Jim Mallinder has applied for the England head coach job: "I don't know whether he's applied. I don't think he has."

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1804 GET INVOLVED: Nick Hope on Twitter: "BREAKING Tom Daley has pulled out of this weekend's the National Cup due to an injured thumb."

1758 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: The full-time score from the Africa Cup of Nations is Sudan 2 Angola 2 after an exciting second half.


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1751 GET INVOLVED: Pete Bancroft on Twitter: "Kp taking a lot of flack today. Ave of 86 last summer. Morgan looks a lot more suspect, doesn't add anything to the team. #bbcsportsday"

1747 F1: Caterham team principal Tony Fernandes has made it clear nothing less than points will do this season. "Target-wise, I have been quoted as saying I want us to score a point this year and that really has to be the aim. It has to be," said Fernandes.

1742 FOOTBALL: Manchester United winger Park Ji-Sung has made it clear he will not be coming out of international retirement to help South Korea qualify for the 2014 World Cup. "I don't think the national team could overcome the difficult situation with just a player like me returning to the team," he said.

1739 FOOTBALL: Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon believes the Scottish FA's disciplinary trial-by-television process is unfair on referees and players.

1736 FOOTBALL: Ukrainian officials are playing down any problems with accommodating up to 700,000 fans during the European Championship in June. Markian Lubkivsky, the head of the Euro 2012 organizing committee in Ukraine, said: "Ukraine has enough rooms."

1731 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: Senegal's Football Federation says an "evaluation" will determine coach Amara Traore's future after the Africa Cup of Nations.

1727 FOOTBALL: Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton has told BBC South Today there have been no new bids for any of his players despite the financial crisis at the club.

1723 FOOTBALL: Sheffield United have extended striker James Beattie's contract until the end of the season. Manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield: "For him to choose us has meant a massive lift for everybody."

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1715 GET INVOLVED: Hadyn Germon on Twitter: "#BBCSportsDay Hoping that eventually something will come up about Arsenal possibly actually spending money..."

1711 FOOTBALL: Hibernian winger Ivan Sproule has been handed a two-match suspended ban by the Scottish Football Association for comments made about referee Craig Thomson following the 1-0 defeat by Aberdeen last December.

1709 FOOTBALL: Cambridge United have signed Welling United top scorer Andy Pugh for £15,000 as well as AFC Wimbledon defender Brett Johnson on a month's loan, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire reports.

1704 FOOTBALL: Chelsea reserve-team midfielder Lucas Piazon, 18, has signed an extension to his contract that will keep him with the club until 2017.

1658 SNOOKER: World champion John Higgins has urged fellow players Mark Allen and Judd Trump to cut out the sniping. He said: "Often when you come off after a big match the adrenaline is still running. I'm sure they don't want to keep on getting fined, so it's something they'll definitely learn from."

1651 GOLF: Meg Mallon will succeed Rosie Jones as America's Solheim cup captain. Mallon, 48, played in the tournament eight times and was an assistant to Beth Daniel in 2009 as the United States triumphed.

1649 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: The half-time score from the Africa Cup of Nations is Sudan 1 Angola 1.

1644 FOOTBALL: Rotherham have signed 21-year-old Crystal Palace winger Kieron Cadogan on loan for the rest of the season, BBC Radio Sheffield reports.

1640 RUGBY UNION: Wasps have bolstered their options out wide by bringing in wingers Tom Prydie from Ospreys and Leicester's Lee Robinson until the end of the season.

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1636 GET INVOLVED: Sam Barons on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Chelsea need a decent, experienced striker who plays our style of game! All options are inexperienced, and torres doesn't fit!"

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1625 FOOTBALL: Reading have also signed Polish midfielder Tomasz Cywka, 23, who has joined on a free transfer from Derby until the end of the season.

1618 FOOTBALL: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is looking forward to welcoming back Demba Ba and new signing Papiss Demba Cisse following Senegal's exit from the Africa Cup of Nations. He said: "Blackburn on Wednesday? That's probably tight, but we might try to get them back for that. They are two great players and you want your best players in and around your team."

1613 RUGBY LEAGUE: The West Yorkshire derby between Castleford and Wakefield will kick off the Magic Weekend at Manchester's Etihad Stadium on 26 May.

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1605 FOOTBALL: Relocating to a new stadium would not necessarily guarantee Lincoln City's future, a football finance expert tells BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

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1559 GET INVOLVED: Josh Shelton on Twitter: "I agree with Wenger on banning over 21-year-old loans. However he is loaning a 30-year-old #Fickle #bbcsportsday"

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1553 FOOTBALL: Reading have confirmed the signing of Blackburn striker Jason Roberts on an 18-month contract.

1551 RUGBY UNION: Ulster flanker Chris Henry will lead the Ireland Wolfhounds against England Saxons on Saturday.

1547 FOOTBALL: Inverness have signed Wolves striker Sam Winnall on loan for the rest of the season.

1544 FOOTBALL: Everton manager David Moyes has attempted to deflect criticism from chairman Bill Kenwright by taking responsibility for the club's problems, by insisting: "The only negativity there is is because of how the team play. We have not played well enough. It is nothing to do with the board of directors or the chairman, it is to do with me and the team."

1541 WINTER SPORTS: Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold continued her impresive start to 2012 by claiming gold at the Skeleton Junior World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria.

1537 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: Zambia coach Herve Renard says that Wednesday's Group A match against Libya in the Africa Cup of Nations should never have been played on a pitch that was heavily waterlogged.


1533 FOOTBALL: Jose Mourinho is 'far from finished' at Real Madrid despite their 4-3 aggregate defeat against rivals Barcelona in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night.

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1530 CRICKET: Surrey sign Australian bowler Dirk Nannes for the T20 campaign after the 35-year-old's successful spell in 2011.

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1524 FOOTBALL: Brendan Rodgers expects to sign a new contract extension as Swansea manager until the summer of 2015 in the next few days.

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1519 OLYMPICS: Welsh paracyclist Mark Colbourne says a broken back forced him to give up volleyball and switch sports ahead of London 2012. #olympicthursday.

1514 FOOTBALL: Gary Cahill has been through a "mad couple of weeks" but now feels fully at home with Chelsea as he prepares for his debut in Saturday's FA Cup tie against QPR. "Training has been really good and it has been enjoyable to get to know the lads - I know everyone a lot better now," said the defender.

1508 FOOTBALL: Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish believes a trip to Wembley is just reward not only for "suffering" supporters but also for the club's owners. "It has not been the most pleasant of times at the football club over two or three years. For the new owners, it is fantastic for them, going to Wembley. It was a good day for everyone connected to the football club, for anyone that feels anything towards the football club."

1501 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: Former Marseille coach Rolland Courbis is on a mission to introduce some reality to Africa Cup of Nations debutants Niger.

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1457 HORSERACING: BBC Sport horseracing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght: "Katherine Jenkins to sing National Anthem on Epsom Derby Day (June 2); raceday to be major part of HM Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations"

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1450 GET INVOLVED: Lee McGlynn on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday I would agree with Gary Neville - Suarez the exception not the rule!"

1446 FOOTBALL: Burnley defender Richard Eckersley has left Turf Moor by mutual consent after making just four appearances in over two years.

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1443 GET INVOLVED: Steve Nurton on Twitter: "Gary Neville's right, #mufc don't need panic buys look at Torres £50million!!! Andy Carroll £35million!!! Amazing buys??? #bbcsportsday"

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1440 FOOTBALL: Barcelona says midfielder Andres Iniesta will be sidelined for three weeks with a muscle tear in his left thigh. Iniesta was injured in the first half of Barcelona's 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday.

1435 FOOTBALL: Aldershot's influencial midfielder Luke Guttridge has left the club and has had his contract terminated by mutual consent. Manager Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey: "Luke and I had a frank conversation and I have detected that he has not been a happy and motivated player recently."

1431 FOOTBALL: Celtic's new signing Rabiu Ibrahim says he is ready to fight for a first-team place in Neil Lennon's side.

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1428 BOXING: Ricky Burns has been confirmed as WBO lightweight champion after Juan Manuel Marquez moved up a division. he 28-year-old Scot held the interim title following a defeat of Michael Katsidis at Wembley in November and, now Marquez's move up to welterweight has been confirmed, Burns has officially been installed as champion.

1425 FOOTBALL: Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler tells BBC Radio Kent that every member of the squad is under pressure to perform against Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

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1421 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Redknapp on Monaco bank. After account opened "I never went back to that bank. I couldn't have found it if you asked me. R says he never wanted tax problem and Mandaric told him tax paid on Monaco money. R says Portsmouth contract worth £1.5m to £2m. Court also told in initial police interview Redknapp asked if he had foreign account. He told about Spanish one for property, not Monaco."

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1416 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Redknapp: "I'm most disorganised person in world. I can't work a computer, don't know how to email. Never sent a fax or even text message. I've never written a letter in my life. I write like a two year old and can't spell. My accountant runs my life. I haven't seen a wage slip for possibly ten years. I don't have bank statements. I pay a fortune to my accountant to look after me. He pays my bills. He runs my life."

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1412 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Lots to update you on. We've been hearing tape of Redknapp's police interview in 2009."

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1402 FOOTBALL: Stuart Mellor on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Not sure what Gary Neville is talking about, Suarez settled in more than fine for LFC last Jan."

1359 CRICKET: Durham's former Australia batsman Michael Di Venuto will play for Italy in March's World Twenty20 qualifying tournament in Dubai.

1356 FOOTBALL: Motherwell have lost their appeal into Michael Higdon's one-match suspension for making an apparent gesture when celebrating his goal in Saturday's draw with Dundee United.

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1351 BOXING: Boxer Amir Khan on Twitter: "Hi all, I'm getting engaged on Sunday in Bolton."

1345 FOOTBALL: Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has told BBC Radio Manchester that manager Sir Alex Ferguson is right not to buy for the sake of it January: "He's never been one to panic. You'd be signing a player now and he would need to get used to the club. I've never seen it work before, a player come in January, sign for big money and settle into a team before the start of next season."

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1339 TENNIS: nycfreed on Twitter: "I still don't get why Nadal has an extra day off before playing Djoko/Murray who have to slug it out tomorrow #bbcsportsday #unfairadvantage"

1333 SNOOKER: Joe Jogia has withdrawn from his Snooker Shoot-Out match against Matthew Selt in Blackpool on Saturday with a leg injury. The match is the subject of an investigation by the sport's governing body the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) after a bookmaker reported it had been the subject of unusual betting patterns. WPBSA chairman Jason Ferguson said: "I have spoken to Joe on a couple of occasions. He has confirmed that he has a leg injury which I'm aware that other people are aware of. His withdrawal is on medical grounds and he will have to present a doctor's note to us following his withdrawal from the event."

1326 CRICKET: They have reached the close of play on day two of the second Test between England and Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. England finished on 207-5 after bowling out Pakistan for 257. Go to the cricket page to read the full details of the day's events.

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1315 FOOTBALL: Jonnymylord on Twitter: "Onuoha should prove to be a good signing for QPR, slipping in nicely at centre half with Luke Young established at right back #bbcsportsday"

1312 OLYMPICS: Ashleigh Ball admits another bronze medal would leave her British hockey team-mates exasperated as they prepare to face the world's best in Argentina. The Champions Trophy, Britain's biggest test before London 2012, begins on Saturday and stars eight top teams such as the hosts and the Netherlands. You can read BBC Ollie Williams' full story on the Olympics page.

1305 FOOTBALL: Schalke 04 are hoping veteran striker Raul, 34, will soon put pen to paper and extend his stay in Gelsenkirchen beyond the summer. "We talked about our different ideas [for the contract extension]," said Schalke manager Horst Heldt. "In February, there will be a second meeting."

1258 RUGBY UNION: The Newport Gwent Dragons have released fly-half Matthew Jones with immediate effect to allow him to join Bristol for the remainder of the season.

1255 FOOTBALL: Manchester United skipper Patrice Evra is being backed to overcome the verbal abuse he could face at Liverpool on Sunday in the FA Cup. Evra accused Reds striker Luis Suarez of racist abuse when the sides met in October. "There will be a backlash, but he did nothing wrong, so why should he not play?" said former United defender Viv Anderson. "He is experienced enough and old enough to deal with it. It won't be the first time he's been verbally attacked. If you cannot deal with it then you are never going to make a career for yourself."

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1245 OLYMPICS: BBC's Jessica Creighton on Twitter: "Drugs cheats. Record number of sponsors. Mo Farah not knowing when his Olympic races are. Join the debate: #OlympicThursday"

1240 TAX EVASION TRIAL: Former Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp had sole responsibility for the Monaco bank account in the name of his dog into which money was paid by former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric, a court has heard. You can read a full update of the trial on the BBC News website. For the latest news, follow BBC's James Pearce on Twitter. The day proceedings are set to end at 1330 GMT.

1230 TENNIS: Rafael Nadal after his win: "It was an honour to play against Roger and it was a fantastic match."

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1226 TENNIS: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 to reach the Australian Open final.

1225 FOOTBALL: Wolves have been frustrated in their attempts to strengthen, report the Express and Star. They have failed in their pursuit of Manchester United forward Mame Biram Diouf and Bolton veteran striker Kevin Davies.

1221 FOOTBALL: Brighton and Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet has once again dampened rumours of a move for Manchester United striker Michael Owen. "It would be dream for this club to have Michael Owen but it's not true," he said.

1216 FOOTBALL:Chief football writer Phil McNulty focuses his attentions on striker Craig Bellamy and his club Liverpool, who booked their place in the Carling Cup final, on Wednesday. You can read Phil's blog on the Football page.

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1207 FOOTBALL: BBC's Alasdair Lamont on Twitter: "Midfielder Jim Goodwin signs a new two-year contract extension with St Mirren."

1201 TENNIS: John Lloyd, a former Australian Open finalist himself, insists Friday's semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will be very tough for the Scot.

1158 BOXING: Ricky Burns is expected to be confirmed as WBO lightweight champion soon. The latest WBO rankings will show current holder Juan Manuel Marquez has relinquished his crown as a result of stepping up a division to welterweight. The Scot held the interim title following a defeat of Michael Katsidis at Wembley in November but Mexican Marquez retained the status as champion, remaining in the lightweight division.

1154 CYCLING: Olympic road race favourite Lizzie Armitstead hopes it is only a matter of time until Team Sky venture into women's cycling. "It's the 21st century, so why not? I think there should be a women's Sky team and I think there probably will be, but it's a case of when," Armitstead said.

1152 MOTORSPORT: Leicester Lions have signed Danish racer Simon Nielsen to complete their line-up for 2012.

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1149 CRICKET: England are now on 148-2 after Jonathan Trott was bowled out for 74 by Abdur Rehman on the second day of the second Test after bowling out Pakistan for 257. There is live text commentary on the cricket page and you can listen to audio commentary on TMS.

1146 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: Morocco's back-up goalkeeper at the Africa Cup of Nations, Issam Badda, has been diagnosed with a 'benign' form of malaria, says the team doctor.

1145 FOOTBALL: Former Bolton manager Gary Megson tells BBC Radio Manchester during his spell as manager he was told by the chairman to get out of Europe because they did not make any money from it and it would help them stay in the Premier League.

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1142 SNOOKER: Mark Allen has been fined £250 and warned as to his future behaviour by the Disciplinary Committee of the WPBSA. This was for swearing at a live press conference during the UK Championship in York in December 2011.

1138 FOOTBALL: Bradford City have signed Hull City winger Will Atkinson on loan until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent deal.

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1134 RUGBY UNION: Stade Francais prop David Attoub has been recalled to the France squad for the RBS 6 Nations opener against Italy, with uncapped duo Yoann Maestri and Wesley Fofana also included for the February 4 encounter.

1134 RUGBY UNION: Stade Francais prop David Attoub has been recalled to the France squad for the RBS 6 Nations opener against Italy, with uncapped duo Yoann Maestri and Wesley Fofana also included for the February 4 encounter.

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1131 TENNIS: Rafael Nadal takes the third set on a tie-break after comfortably taking the second set 6-2. Roger Federer won the first set on another tie-break in their semi-final at the Australian Open. Follow live text commentary on the tennis page.

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1127 OLYMPICS: Long live the Entente Cordiale - British and French slalom canoeists have signed a deal to share the best training slots at an Australian warm-weather camp, at the expense of rivals from other nations. #olympicthursday

1124 FOOTBALL: Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has confirmed striker Nicklas Bendtner's facial injuries are worse than was first thought. The Denmark international suffered a broken nose when he was caught in the face by Swansea defender Angel Rangel's boot during Saturday's 2-0 Premier League victory over the Welsh side. "He's going to be out for a number of weeks now, which is definitely a blow to us. He has a few cracks and we just have to bide our time with that," O'Neill told the Sunderland Echo.

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1120 CRICKET: England are now on 148-1 on the second day of the second Test after bowling out Pakistan for 257. There is live text commentary on the cricket page and you can listen to audio commentary on TMS.

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1118 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Under cross examination David Cusdin revealed that eventually Rosie47 became classed as 'dormant.' Cusdin said that an account can only become classed as "dormant" if there's been no contact from client for minimum of 2 years."

1114 RUGBY UNION: Sale back-rower James Gaskell will skipper an England Saxons side featuring five full internationals against the Ireland Wolfhounds at Exeter on Saturday. The 21-year-old, who can also play at lock and featured in last year's Churchill Cup success, leads the Red Rose second string for the first time as part of a side with an average age of just 24 years and four months.

1114 TENNIS: Derby manager Nigel Clough tells BBC Radio Derby that Saturday's FA Cup opponents Stoke City should be admired for what they have achieved.

1109 FOOTBALL: Former Manchester United star Andy Cole is backing his old club to end their miserable recent run at Anfield and claim a place in the last 16 of the FA Cup. "Liverpool have been struggling for form recently, and if we play like we did at Arsenal then I can't see why we can't get a very positive result," said Cole.

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1105 FOOTBALL: QPR have completed the signing of defender Nedum Onuoha from Manchester City on a four-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

1101 FOOTBALL: Manchester City defender Micah Richards has spoken of his frustration over the controversial penalty in last night's Carling Cup semi-final exit to Liverpool. "It struck my foot and has gone on to my hand. I don't know what he expects me to do with that. But it was a decision. I won't say it has cost us but it has clearly played a massive part," Richards said.

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1057 CRICKET: It's tea on the second day of the second Test, with England 132-1, trailing Pakistan by 125 runs. There is live text commentary on the cricket page and you can listen to audio commentary on TMS.

1054 FOOTBALL: Everton manager David Moyes will not give any of his players additional time off in the summer if they are selected for the Olympics. "If they say 'I'm playing in the Olympics then I might need a week off to recover', there can never be anything like that," said Moyes.

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1050 CRICKET: The England and Wales Cricket Board has agreed a new deal with BBC Sport to broadcast ball-by-ball radio commentary on international cricket until 2019. The six-year-deal will see BBC radio provide live and exclusive coverage of all England's home Test, One-Day International and Twenty20 series. The deal covers the Australian tours in 2015 and 2019 and the visits of India in 2014 and South Africa in 2017.

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1047 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "That $100,000 was from Rosie47 to First Star International in Florida. R's fax ended with 'Many thanks for your cooperation, Harry Redknapp.' David Cusdin is now going to face cross examination from the defence barristers. I'm heading back into Court."

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1045 OLYMPICS: With six months to go until the London Games, Eleanor Oldroyd investigates how Olympians deal with the fear of injury and illness in the biggest year of their careers. She will speak to the likes of Dean Macey, Steve Cram and Katharine Merry, who all had to deal with huge setbacks as they prepared for past Olympics. 'London Calling - The Olympic Fear' runs from 1930 to 2100 GMT. #olympicthursday

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1041 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Redknapp has been watching video link from the dock, alongside Mandaric. Redknapp wearing glasses and studying bank documents carefully. Jury has been shown copies of details of Rosie47 account. Court told in 2003 Redknapp faxed David Cusdin instruction to transfer $100,000."

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1040 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "David Cusdin told the Court that Redknapp had sole responsibility for Rosie47 account. Redknapp was sole signatory. In order to open an account at the bank in Monaco Cusdin said "a client had to be well introduced" by a current client and Redknapp's introduction to HSBC in Monaco was made by Milan Mandaric."

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1038 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Court's been watching video link from Monaco. David Cusdin evidence. He worked at HSBC bank there where Redknapp's Rosie47 account was held"

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1037 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Here's your first update of the day from Redknapp/Mandaric trial. Jamie Redknapp back from last night's match in Liverpool to be here again"

1034 FOOTBALL: Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will lead his side in Friday's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Watford. Assistant manager Kevin Bond revealed Redknapp, who is on trial for tax evasion, will select the team for the game, which kicks off at 1945 GMT.

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1030 CRICKET: England are now on 127-1 on the second day of the second Test after bowling out Pakistan for 257. Alastair Cook has just joined his partner Jonathan Trott on 50 off 133 balls. There is live text commentary on the cricket page and you can listen to audio commentary on TMS.

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1026 TENNIS: Rafael Nadal comfortably takes the second set 6-2, after Roger Federer won the first on a tie-break in their semi-final at the Australian Open. Follow live text commentary on the tennis page.

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1024 FOOTBALL: QPR captain Joey Barton on Twitter: "Just received my weekly warning letter from FA headquarters, this time regarding me tweeting about predicting the weekends Manchester double. According to the FA, I am not allowed to give my opinion of possible results in case that is seen as insider information. These people are so out of touch with reality it's untrue. What difference does my opinion of the outcome of a match, have on the result? None. #rightinthebin"

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1021 OLYMPICS: Should babies go to the Games? You may have seen reports about the issues around babies and ticketing for London 2012. But should - and would - you take your baby to an Olympic Games? Will babies be a distraction for their parents and others, or is it simply essential for some people to bring infants with them? Would you choose to bring them anyway for the experience? Let us know via Twitter using the hashtag #olympicthursday

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1018 TENNIS: Roger Federer is one set up against Rafael Nadal after winning the tie-break in their semi-final at the Australian Open. Nadal leads 5-2 in the second set but there is a break in play at the moment for the Australia Day fireworks. Follow live text commentary on the tennis page.

1014 FOOTBALL: Plymouth chairman Dr Graham Stirling tells BBC South West that the club have raised enough money to keep going until the end of the season.

1011 FOOTBALL: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is looking forward to leading out his side at Wembley in the Carling Cup final for the first time but has cautioned against complacency. "It's been too long for this club to not be in a major cup final," said Gerrard. "But the key message now is that it's not done.

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1004 CRICKET: So, what happening in the cricket in Abu Dhabi? England are now on 109-1 on the second day of the second Test after bowling out Pakistan for 257. There is live text commentary on the cricket page and you can listen to audio commentary on TMS.

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1001 OLYMPICS: BBC's Nick Hope on Twitter: "Great Britain's @LizzyGBSkeleton has won gold at the World Junior Championships in Innsbruck. Shall have reaction shortly. #OlympicThursday"

0957 FOOTBALL: Yusuf Bham on Twitter: "Forget the #Clasico.. Just #2DaysToGo for Liverpool vs Manchester United! #FootballsGreatestRivalries. #bbcsportsday."

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0952 TENNIS: Roger Federer is one set up against Rafael Nadal after winning the tie-break in their semi-final at the Australian Open. There is live text commentary on the tennis page.

Breaking news
0947 FOOTBALL: BBC's Mike Sewell on Twitter: "#Spurs assistant manager Kevin Bond says Harry Redknapp will be present and pick the team for tomorrow's FA Cup tie v Watford. #bbcsportsday"

0943 CRICKET: Paceman Peter Siddle takes five wickets as Australia bowl India out for 272 before extending their lead to 382 runs by the close of play on third day of the fourth Test on Thursday. You can access the scorecard on our cricket page.

Breaking news
0935 FOOTBALL: Bolton sign defender Tim Ream from the New York Red Bulls for an undisclosed fee on a three-and-a-half-year deal, the Premier League club have confirmed.

0934 FOOTBALL: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says he is looking forward to his team's tough run. League fixtures against Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham are coming up for the champions. "They are all difficult games but these are the matches you want to play in," he said. "The next three or four weeks will be exciting."

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0929 CRICKET: Back at the cricket in Abu Dhabi. England are 91-1 on the second day of the second Test after bowling out Pakistan for 257. There is live text commentary on the cricket page and you can listen to audio commentary on TMS.

Twitter
0925 GENERAL: Remember, you can get involved with the sporting debate today by using the hashtags #bbcsportsday and #olympicthursday.

0921 RUGBY LEAGUE: Kallum Watkins has become the latest member of the Leeds Rhinos squad to agree a new five-year contract with the club.

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0916 GOLF: World number one Luke Donald on Twitter: "Fun first day back at school. Got to play with a couple of the popular guys. Didn't get into too much trouble either, which is nice..."

Breaking news
0912 FOOTBALL: A deal which could secure Darlington's future has been revealed. Paul Wildes, a venture capitalist based in the North West, is set to invest in the club. Under his plan BBC Tees Sport understands the Quakers would remain at the Arena and fans would get a say in the running of the club.

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0910 OLYMPICS: Ed Sherry on Twitter: "Don't forget to check out Sprint Canoe's Andy Daniels on BBC Radio Berkshire breakfast show with @andrewpeach in 20 mins #olympicthursday"

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0904 TENNIS: Roger Federer has already broken Rafael Nadal in the first set of their semi-final at the Australian Open. There is live text commentary on the tennis page.

London 2012
0858 OLYMPICS: By the way, our chief sports writer Tom Fordyce tracked down Mo Farah - you can read the interview on the Olympic page. Get involved with Olympic conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #olympicthursday.

0852 FOOTBALL: AC Milan will make a final decision regarding the signing of Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez on Friday, according to club vice-president Adriano Galliani.

London 2012
0849 OLYMPICS: There is a lot of great Olympic content on the BBC which you can find on the BBC Sport Olympic page and the BBC 2012 website which is home to all things Olympics. Get involved on Twitter by using the hashtag #olympicthursday.

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0839 TENNIS: There is live text commentary on what promises to be another epic between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on the tennis pages. It has already been a memorable day at the Australian Open. Victoria Azarenka will face Maria Sharapova in the women's final on Saturday (0830 GMT) not only for the right to win a Grand Slam but also for the right to become world number one.

0834 FOOTBALL: The BBC Radio 5 live Football Daily podcast is available for your ears. It includes reaction to Liverpool's win over Manchester City in the Carling Cup semi-final.

Twitter
0829 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC's James Pearce on Twitter: "Heading to Southwark Crown Court for day 4 of Redknapp/Mandaric trial. Earlier start today at 0930 for a video link from Monaco."

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0827 GOLF: The golf event in Abu Dhabi has started and it features some of the biggest names in the sport. US Open champion Rory McIlroy is the joint clubhouse leader on five under, alongside fellow Northern Ireland player Gareth Maybin and Swede Robert Karlsson. Former world number one Tiger Woods finished his first round, three shots off the lead.

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0821 CRICKET: There is a lot of exciting sporting action today - we'll start at the cricket. England are 48-1 at lunch on the second day of the second Test after bowling out Pakistan for 257. There is live text commentary on the cricket page and you can listen to audio commentary on TMS.

Twitter
0813 OLYMPICS: Jake Humphrey on Twitter: "It's #olympicthursday - keep an eye on that hashtag this and every Thursday between now and @London2012. You'll see special content and chat."

London 2012
0807 OLYMPICS: It's Olympic Thursday, so stay here to read the best news and features ahead of the biggest sporting spectacle Britain has ever seen. And get involved with some Olympics conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #olympicthursday. You can also get involved by posting your views on the sporting issues of the day by using #bbcsportsday.

0800: Good morning and welcome to Sportsday Live on Thursday, 26 January. We open with three stories from today's gossip column.

West Ham are set to end their pursuit of Nikica Jelavic after Rangers reject a £5m bid, plus add-ons, for the Croatian striker (Daily Mail). Chelsea say Alex can go to Paris Saint-Germain but they will not pay the £83m asking price for Porto's Hulk (Daily Mail). Liverpool and Queens Park Rangers may move for former Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb, with Barcelona ready to make the Belarusian a free agent. (Metro).




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