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Sportsday Live - Friday, 27 January

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1900: That's it for Friday's Sportsday Live. Chris Bevan will be with you for all the FA Cup action between Watford vs Tottenham and Everton vs Fulham, and Sportsday Live will return at 0800 GMT on Monday.

1858 FOOTBALL: Blackburn midfielder David Dunn has put pen-to-paper on a new deal that will keep him at Ewood Park until June 2013.

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1854 FOOTBALL: Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshire on Twitter: "SIt is true I have had a set back I can't tell you how long I have been set back because I don't know! I am very annoyed but will stay strong."

1845 FOOTBALL: Manager Andre Villas-Boas says he was not involved in any decision to try and sign Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne from Genk and that it is down to "club policy."

1839 FOOTBALL: Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers says he will make changes to his side in their FA Cup fourth round clash at Bolton.

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1834 COMING UP: Before I forget, I need to tell you that our live text service is getting a fancy new makeover next month. It will be laid out better, update quicker, include pictures and generally just be improved - at least we think so. Anyway, that's soon, but this is now, back to the action.

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1829 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: The team news is in for the key match between Gabon and Morocco which kicks-off at 1900 GMT. Gabon: Ovono, Mouele, Ebanega, Manga, Moussonou, Moubamba, Madinda, Poko, Nguema, Mouloungui, Aubameyang. Morocco: Lamyaghri, Chretien, Benatia, El Kaddouri, Kantari, Kharjah, Hermach, Belhanda, Carcela, Hadji, El Arabi. You can keep fully up to date with events by following the BBC Africa live text commentary on our football page throughout the evening.

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1823 COMING UP: Watch a half hour round-up of the day's sports news and a preview to all the weekend action in Friday Sportsday on the BBC News Channel at 1900 GMT. Including the titanic Djokovic-Murray match, another good day for England in the Second Test against Pakistan,Redknapp trial latest, FA Cup 4th Round previews and Danny Boyle reveals his plans for the Olympics Opening Ceremony.

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1822 GET INVOLVED: Awais on Twitter: "Alex to PSG. PSG is the Manchester City of France now signing all these big players. QPRs making alot of signings too. amazing #bbcsportsday"

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1820 GET INVOLVED: Adam Griffiths on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Andy getting closer on today's evidence. Thought he had it with late rally, if serve produced a few more points, who knows?"

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1816 COMING UP: You can watch a full replay of Andy Murray's Australian Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic on the Red Button for satellite and cable viewers (not freeview) at 1830 GMT.

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1815 RUGBY UNION: Wales international prop Rhys Thomas has undergone heart surgery after being taken ill during training with the Scarlets, the Welsh club has confirmed.

1811 FOOTBALL: QPR boss Mark Hughes insists he will not attempt to "influence" Anton Ferdinand's decision to shake Chelsea skipper John Terry's hand before Saturday's FA Cup clash, saying it is a "personal matter" between the players.

1809 FOOTBALL: West Brom head coach Roy Hodgson is hopeful of concluding a deal to sign Zenit St Petersburg winger Szabolcs Huszti for the remainder of the season. "We hope we can finalise the deal with the club and the player himself and he will be a good addition to our squad for the final 16 league games if it all gets tied up," said Hodgson.

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1804 FOOTBALL: Police are investigating after a "malicious communication", was sent to QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. The Met would not confirm the contents of the letter which arrived at the QPR training ground on Friday.

1801 BOXING:Frank Warren has denied boxer James DeGale's claims that he is to split from his manager, in a statement Frank Warren Promotions Ltd said: "We have seen the press reports in which James DeGale states that he is to split from his manager Frank Warren. This is not true; James DeGale is in fact under contract until 14 April 2013."

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1755 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: Full-time: Niger 1-2 Tunisia - the result means Morocco must win later tonight if they are to stand any chance of staying in the competition. We have full live text on the BBC Africa pages of the BBC Sport website.

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1751 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: With one minute of normal time remaining Issam Jemaa has given Tunisia a 2-1 lead over Niger with a thunderous strike into the top corner. We have full live text on the BBC Africa pages of the BBC Sport website.

1746 FOOTBALL: Celtic must wait another month to find out if they will be punished by Uefa for fan-related incidents during their Europa League match against Udinese.

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1741 FOOTBALL: A lot of transfer dealings for @BBCLancashire today: Preston have signed Crystal Palace midfielder Alex Marrow on loan for the remainder of the season. Burnley defender, Kevin Long has completed his loan move to Rochdale. Long has joined the League One side on an initial month's loan. Blackpool have signed 19-year-old French forward Nouah Dicko from Wigan for the remainder of the season, while manager Ian Holloway says he allowing Frenchman Elliot Grandin to return to France to be with his family.

1735 FOOTBALL: Manager Kenny Dalglish urges Liverpool fans not to "incite trouble" when they face Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

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1729 TENNIS: You can watch a full replay of Andy Murray's Australian Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic on Red Button for satellite and cable viewers (not freeview) at 1830 GMT.

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1720 GET INVOLVED: Dimi on Twitter: Saying that only "bad tackles" should get a red leaves more to the refs' own judgement, which we already know is terrible #bbcsportsday". Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1715 FOOTBALL: Inverness have signed Frenchman Claude Gnakpa, a winger who can also operate in defence, on a short-term deal from Walsall until the end of the season. Manager Terry Butcher told the club's official website: "I have been tracking Claude for a good number of years, but never managed to get him. He's big, strong and pacy and can score goals, so he will be a very exciting asset to the club."

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1710 GET INVOLVED: Is James DeGale making the right decision? Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

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1705 GET INVOLVED Liam Day on Twitter: "A boxer not wanting to work with Frank Warren is like a footballer falling out with Fergie. Career's only going one way."

1700 BOXING: Olympic gold medallist James DeGale, 24, says he is to split from manager Frank Warren. The European super-middleweight champion said in a short statement: "I think it is time for both of us to move on."

1645 RUGBY LEAGUE: France international back-row forward Raphael Lakafia, 23, and ex-England flanker Magnus Lund, 28, have both extended their contracts with French top 14 club Biarritz.

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1640 GET INVOLVED: Is Arsene Wenger right? Would the art of tackling be lost in the game if referees are given stricter guidelines on sending-offs? Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1635 FOOTBALL: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger fears refereees will be told to punish every two-footed tackle with a red card if refs' chief Mike Riley introduces changes. "I would prefer that they red-card the bad tackles and not the good challenges as sometimes the second leg has to follow if you go down. It is too simplified to sum it up like that."

1630 FOOTBALL: Aberdeen's new signing Stephen Hughes has set his sights on a top-six finish. The former Rangers midfielder, 29, said: "We want to finish as high up the table as well and make the top six."

1624 FOOTBALL: Brazilian defender Alex has admitted he did not see eye to eye with Chelsea's manager following his move to Paris St Germain. "I had a problem with the [Chelsea] coach [Andres Villas Boas], he doesn't like my football; I preferred to leave for another club," Alex told a news conference shown on PSG's website.

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1611 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: Barely four minutes later William N'Gounou nods in an equaliser for Niger after what can only be described as an absolute howler from the Tunisia keeper Aymen Mathlouthi. The 27-year-old tried to the catch the ball backwards but instead threw the ball straight back into the air for N'Gounou to head into the empty net. We have full live text on the BBC Africa pages of the BBC Sport website.

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1605 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: Youssef Msakni has given Tunisia an early lead after confidently jinking his way through the Niger defence to slot home. We have full live text on the BBC Africa pages of the BBC Sport website.

1559 WINTER SPORTS: British number one Zoe Gillings says the challenging boarder-cross course at the X-Games will test her nerves. The 26-year-old from the Isle of Man will begin qualification for the event in Aspen, Colorado, on Friday with the finals on Saturday.

1554 FOOTBALL: Colchester boss John Ward tells BBC Essex he needs individuals to take responsibility for their performances on the pitch.

1550 MOTORSPORT: Jimmy Storrar confirms he will make his debut the Isle of Man TT races in 2012. The Scottish racer is currently going through the TT newcomers programme on the island.

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1546 FOOTBALL: Interesting take from Liverpool legend John Barnes who has spoken to BBC North West Tonight on any abuse Manchester United's Patrice Evra will face at Anfield on Saturday: "We know Evra is going to get booed. Don't get angry and surprised, as long as it's not racist, because you are allowed to boo the opposition. We're getting a bit caught up in how you can't abuse the opposition - in football you can. That doesn't mean there's animosity from a racist point of view because they're booing Evra".

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1540 GET INVOLVED: Tahir Valli on Twitter: "Murray unluckily Out. England letting Pakistan back into the Test. No worries, Crickets far from over and the FA Cup's back! #bbcsportsday"

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1526 FOOTBALL: Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner has strengthened his strikeforce ahead of their derby match against Hereford, bringing in West Brom youngster Romaine Sawyers on a month's loan.

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1522 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: The team news is in for the match between Tunisia and Niger which kicks-off at 1600 GMT. Tunisia: Mathlouthi, Abdennour, Haggui, Ifa, Jemal, Korbi, Traoui, Chikhaoui, Dhaouadi, Chermiti, Msakni. Niger: Kassaly, Bulus, Chicoto, Dankwa, Soumaila, Lancina, Bonnes, Ngounou, Boubacar, Ali, Maazou.

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1515 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: Libya goalkeeper Samir Aboud hopes to beat Senegal in both team's final Group A game in order to finish his international career on a high.

1508 FOOTBALL: Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson tells BBC Radio Cambridgeshire that keeper Joe Lewis will start against Portsmouth on Saturday despite criticism from supporters.

1501 FOOTBALL: New signing Stefan Payne tells BBC Surrey he can score goals for Aldershot after joining the League Two club until the end of the season following his release from Gillingham.

1455 F1: McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale has backed Lewis Hamilton to be "firing on all cylinders" next year.

1449 RUGBY LEAGUE: Former Bradford forward Matt James, who has joined Wakefield from Barrow, will spend the first month of the new season at Halifax after agreeing a loan deal. He goes straight into the team for Sunday's friendly against Huddersfield.

1443 FOOTBALL: The Wolverhampton Express & Star reports that Hungarian winger Szabolcs Huszti and Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak have emerged as potential targets for West Brom who have also stepped up their pursuit of Birmingham's Liam Ridgewell.

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1439 TENNIS: Infostrada Sports on Twitter: "Andy Murray has become the 1st player to be eliminated in semis in 4 successive #grandslams. (men's singles open era) #ausopen @bbctennis"

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1437 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Before jury sent home they were told about civil tax inquiry into Redknapp after newspaper reports on his bonus from Rio Ferdinand transfer. Jury was told that in January 2004 an inquiry launched into Redknapp's 2001-02 tax return. Inquiry ended in September 2006."

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1435 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "That's it for today at Redknapp/Mandaric trial. Prosecution case is closed apart from a few documents. Jury will be back 1400 GMT on Monday."

1433 FOOTBALL: Norwich signing Jonny Howson tells BBC Radio Norfolk that being able to satisfy his hobby of fishing on the Norfolk Broads was an incentive for joining the club.

1428 RUGBY UNION: Northampton Saints forwards coach Dorian West says that the LV Anglo Welsh Cup is a great chance for the club's younger players to shine.

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1422 GET INVOLVED: Michael O'Sullivan on Twitter: "@BBCSport Great game of tennis- how is Novak going to have anything left in the tank to face Nadal!! #bbcsportsday"

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1419 GET INVOLVED: Adam Wright on Twitter: "@BBCSport is Andy Murray the Arsenal of Tennis? Looks the part but wont win anything! #bbcsportsday"

1416 FOOTBALL: Neil Lennon claims Jorge Molina is just one of several players he is having trouble in attracting to Celtic. The 29-year-old Real Betis striker is the latest player to be linked with a move to the Parkhead club before the transfer window closes on Tuesday.

1414 FOOTBALL: The Scottish Premier League has dismissed a charge against Hearts for an alleged breach of their rules. The Edinburgh club were charged with "failing to behave with the utmost good faith" over the delayed payment of player wages earlier this month.

1409 FOOTBALL: Turkish side Fenerbahce have Senegal striker Moussa Sow on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

1402 RUGBY UNION: Italy lock Antonio Pavanello will miss the Azzurri's RBS 6 Nations opener against France after been banned for two weeks following a European Rugby Cup disciplinary hearing. The Treviso forward was cited for an alleged stamp on Saracens number eight Jackson Wray during his club's Heineken Cup defeat to the Aviva Premiership champions last weekend, and pleaded guilty to the charge.

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1357 F1: BBC Sport's chief F1 writer Andrew Benson on Twitter: "Force India announce that Ferrari protege Jules Bianchi will be their reserve driver in 2012, doing running on Fridays."

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1351 FOOTBALL: Striker Carlos Tevez is set to stay at Manchester City until the summer, his agent Kia Joorabchian tells Talksport.

1346 FOOTBALL: Rangers manager Ally McCoist has confirmed Nikica Jelavic is out of Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Hibernian. The striker - who was this week the subject of a failed bid from West Ham - will miss the clash at Ibrox through illness.

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1344 TENNIS: Djokovic added: "It's another final and I'm extremely delighted to be in it and what can be a bigger challenge than to playing Rafa Nadal? He's one of the greatest players ever. We're great friends, we have so much respect for each other, and I'm going to try and recover and it's obviously going to be physical so I'll do some push-ups tonight. I've matured as a player and I've started to believe on the court that I can win Majors."

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1340 TENNIS: Djokovic said: "I was just trying to focus on every point. Andy deserves the credit after being 2-5 down to fight back. He was fighting and I was fighting. It's hard for me to describe the feeling of the match - the result says it all. I think it was a physical match it was almost five hours and it was one of the best matches I've played in."

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1336 TENNIS: World number one Novak Djokovic beats Britain's Andy Murray in five sets 6-3 3-6 6-7 6-1 7-5 in the semi-final of the Australian Open. Djokovic will play Spain's Rafael Nadal in the final. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs, or listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch live coverage on BBC Two which is also being streamed on this website.

1335 FOOTBALL: Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas insists QPR's Anton Ferdinand should shake hands with John Terry before Saturday's FA Cup clash at Loftus Road. Asked if it was important he did so, Villas-Boas said: "Extremely important, extremely important." He added: "This game is based on good values more than anything else. These players should continue to promote these good values."

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1331 FOOTBALL: Aberdeen have completed the signing of former Rangers midfielder Stephen Hughes on a two-and-a-half year deal. Hughes, 29, has joined as a free agent after leaving Motherwell earlier this month.

1328 FOOTBALL: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says Liverpool's home advantage makes them favourites for their FA Cup fourth round clash at Anfield.

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1324 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "At start of Oct 2009 police interview Redknapp's lawyer pointed out he'd been bailed ten times and said was "hard for somebody high profile."

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1321 FOOTBALL: Robert Brophy has been appointed acting chief executive of the International Rugby Board and acting managing director of Rugby World Cup Limited. Brophy is currently serving as the IRB's chief financial officer and will begin his new role on 1 February.

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1317 TAX EVASION TRIAL: More from Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp's police interview in court, via BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Back to today's evidence. Redknapp told police "20 or 30 thousand pounds doesn't change my life. I'm not the cleverest but I'm not stupid." Redknapp told police: "I paid a million quid in tax last year." Police to Redknapp: "It's not a gift is it though?" R: "I don't know, what is it then?" Police: "That's why I'm asking the question." The Court was told that Redknapp is a "man of hitherto good character."

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1311 TAX EVASION TRIAL: More from Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp's police interview in court, via BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: : "As we near end of first week of Redknapp/Mandaric trial, judge has told jury that trial might "trickle" into a third week."

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1305 CRICKET: It's the end of day three of England's second Test with Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, with the hosts leading by 55 on 125-4. Follow live text commentary with Sam Sheringham or listen to Test Match Special.

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1257 FOOTBALL: Paris Saint-Germain have signed Chelsea's Brazilian defender Alex."He will be a PSG player. It was a good opportunity given his price and his desire to join PSG," head coach Carlo Ancelotti said.

1254 FOOTBALL: Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner has revealed older brother Craig would prefer a move back to the midlands from Sunderland. " "I would love for him to come back to the midlands with Aston Villa and play alongside him but who knows? There are six brothers altogether and we're a close family. We all see each other almost every day. I didn't think Craig realised how hard it would be to pull away from that," Gary said.

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1251 CRICKET: Pakistan have moved on to 115-4 in their second innings in the second Test against England in Abu Dhabi. They lead by 42 runs. Follow live text commentary with Sam Sheringham or listen to Test Match Special.

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1247 TENNIS: World number one Novak Djokovic wins the third game of the final set to make it two games to one to the Serbian in the semi-final of the Australian Open against Andy Murray. Follow live text commentary of the deciding fifth set with Ben Dirs, or listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch live coverage on BBC One which is also being streamed on this website.

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1244 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Mike Sewell on Twitter: "#Arsenal confirm Jack Wilshire suffers setback in recovery from ankle injury. Arsene Wenger says he's waiting for assessment. #bbcsportsday"

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1235 TENNIS: Infostrada Sports on Twitter: "Wondering which player Nadal is cheering for... He is 5-1 in his last 6 vs @Andy_Murray, 0-6 in his last 6 vs @DjokerNole."


1231 TENNIS: World number one Novak Djokovic races through the fourth set in the semi-final of the Australian Open against Andy Murray. The Serb broke Murray three times on his way to winning it 6-1. Follow live text commentary of the deciding fifth set with Ben Dirs, or listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch live coverage on BBC One which is also being streamed on this website.

1224 CRICKET: Pakistan have moved on to 93-4 in their second innings in the second Test against England in Abu Dhabi. They lead by 23 runs. Follow live text commentary with Sam Sheringham or listen to Test Match Special.

1221 CRICKET: England Lions have beaten Sri Lanka in the first unofficial ODI in Dambulla. After the Lions made 335-5 in their 50 overs, they bowled the hosts out for 267 to win by 68 runs. Leicestershire seamer Nathan Buck was the pick of the bowlers with 4-39, while Samit Patel took 3-52

1219 TENNIS: Novak Djokovic breaks Andy Murray twice the start of the fourth set to take a 3-0 lead. Britain's number one leads the match 2-1 in sets. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs, or listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch live coverage on BBC One which is also being streamed on this website.

1217 TAX EVASION TRIAL: Redknapp adds: "Looking back on it I should have told Malcolm [accountant] but I didn't do it purposefully. I thought there was no tax to pay." Redknapp also told police that when at Portsmouth he was earning 35-40 thousand pounds a week."

1215 TAX EVASION TRIAL: More from Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp's police interview in court, via BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Redknapp: "I don't fiddle anybody. I pay my taxes. I've been in football all my life. I've paid fortunes in income tax. I'd rather give you 100 grand than nick few quid off you. I've golf day tomorrow. I give £10,000 to golf day every year."

1210 GET INVOLVED: Rohan Popat on Twitter: Awesome courage from Murray to win that tie break after not converting at 6-5. Can he finish him off? #bbcsportsday"

1206 TENNIS: Andy Murray wins the third set of his Australian Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic to take a 2-1 lead. The Scot saved three set points before taking the 88-minute set into a tie break which he won 7-4. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs, or listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch live coverage on BBC Two which is also being streamed on this website.

1204 FOOTBALL: Reading striker Jason Roberts has backed his former club Blackburn to escape relegation from the Premier League. Speaking after his move south, Roberts told the Lancashire Telegraph: "With the incredible young talent Blackburn Rovers have got at the moment, I fully believe they will be able to keep the club in the Premier League. I look at the kids and know they have the mental strength and ability to overcome the challenges that lie ahead."

1159 RUGBY LEAGUE: London Broncos will take on Hull FC at Gillingham Football Club's Priestfield Stadium on Sunday 20 May 20 2012.

1157 TENNIS: Great Britain 's world number two Peter Norfolk will play American world number one David Wagner in Saturday's quad singles final at the Australian Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships. Wagner beat Norfolk 6-4 6-3 in the final round-robin match on Friday to set up the final.

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1154 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport has learnt that Anton Ferdinand is currently minded not to shake hands with John Terry ahead of the FA Cup fourth round tie between QPR and Chelsea on Saturday.

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1150 CRICKET: England having a fruitful afternoon in Abu Dhabi as Monty Panesar takes his third wicket of the day, catching Misbah-ul-Haq lbw. Pakistan currently at an unhealthy 78-4. Follow live text commentary with Sam Sheringham or listen to Test Match Special.


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1146 TENNIS: There are grim looks in the Murray camp after an attritional third set swings one way, then the other. But Murray saves three set points to square the set at 5-5. Crucial moments for Andy Murray. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs, or listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch live coverage on BBC Two which is also being streamed on this website.

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1144 OLYMPICS: BBC Sport news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Danny Boyle: NHS nurses showcased in opening ceremony sequence because it is one of things that's "unique about us... along with our sense of humour".

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1142 OLYMPICS: BBC Sport news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "[London 2012 Ceremony Artistic Director Danny Boyle] has commissioned the Whitechapel Bell Foundry to build the biggest ringing bell in Europe - will fit at one end of Olympic stadium."

1134 OLYMPICS: London 2012 opening ceremony will be called Isles of Wonder. Full story here

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1129 TAX EVASION TRIAL: Harry Redknapp: "I couldn't tell you what year I won the championship with Bournemouth. That wasn't part of my life that bank account. I thought he'd lost the money". For the latest updates from Southwark Crown Court, follow BBC's James Pearce on Twitter .

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1127 TAX EVASION TRIAL: Harry Redknapp: "I didn't want an account in Monaco. I don't want to go to Monaco. I didn't want to bank with HSBC. I want to be with Lloyds or Barclays". For the latest updates from Southwark Crown Court, follow BBC's James Pearce on Twitter .

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1125 TAX EVASION TRIAL: Former Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp says he never asked Milan Mandaric how much he was putting into Redknapp's Monaco account. "I just hoped he'd make me some money". For the latest updates from Southwark Crown Court, follow BBC's James Pearce on Twitter .


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1105 TENNIS: There's no stopping Andy Murray at the moment. He breaks the reigning champion early in the third set to go ahead for the first time in the contest. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs, or listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch live coverage on BBC Two which is also being streamed on this website.


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1056 CRICKET: That's tea in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan will resume after the break on 54-3 after an afternoon wobble. Follow live text commentary with Sam Sheringham or listen to Test Match Special.

1050 RUGBY UNION: Wales have called Stephen Jones out to their Six Nations training camp in Poland. The Scarlets fly-half, capped 104 times, provides extra training cover in the fly-half position and is available for full training from today. At this stage Blues prop Gethin Jenkins remains the only player in head coach Warren Gatland's, now 36-man, training squad ruled out of the Six Nations opener against Ireland a week on Sunday.

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1047 TENNIS: Andy Murray holds his serve to wrap up the second set after more than two hours on court. This one is showing all the signs of going the full distance. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs, or listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch live coverage on BBC Two which is also being streamed on this website.

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1044 CRICKET: Wickets are falling in Abu Dhabi, as Monty Panesar takes England's third of the day. Younus Khan is the man to walk after being bowled by the spinner. Pakistan currently 53-3. Follow live text commentary with Sam Sheringham or listen to Test Match Special.

1034 RUGBY UNION: The South African Rugby Union has confirmed Heyneke Meyer as the new coach of the Springboks on a four-year contract. The 44-year-old Meyer takes over from Pieter de Villiers, who coached the Springboks to the quarter-finals of last year's World Cup. Meyer, making his third bid for the national job, says: "I know the importance of rugby in the South African psyche and will do everything in my power to ensure the Springboks remain amongst the pace setters of world rugby.''

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1031 TENNIS: More drama in Melbourne as Andy Murray inches closer to clinching the second set with another break of the Novak Djokovic serve to make it 5-3. The Briton is about to serve for the second set... Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs, or listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch live coverage on BBC Two which is also being streamed on this website.

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1023 TENNIS: Andy Murray has broken Novak Djokovic's serve for a second time in the second set, but the Serb has just responded with a break of his own to close to 4-3. Murray having to work for every single point out there. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs, or listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch live coverage on BBC Two which is also being streamed on this website.


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1016 OLYMPICS: BBC Sport news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Deighton stresses the one million who didn't get tickets in first Olympics ballot will get priority in final round of sales in April."

1012 FOOTBALL: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has pleaded for calm ahead of their FA Cup fourth-round trip to Liverpool tomorrow. The sides meet this weekend for the first time since the spat between Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra, for which the Liverpool striker was banned for eight matches after being found guilty of racist comments. "As Steven Gerrard said yesterday, there is a responsibility on the players to behave properly and also both sets of fans. We want to make sure we are talking about the game, nothing else."

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1006 TENNIS: Andy Murray has just broken back after an epic fourth game in the second set. Novak Djokovic groans as his shot drifts wide, and Murray has recovered after a less than convincing start to make it 2-2. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs, or listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch live coverage on BBC Two which is also being streamed on this website.

0957 CRICKET: Another wicket in Abu Dhabi. This time England spinner Graeme Swann deceives Taufeeq, bowling him through the gate, and Pakistan are 29-2.

0956 CRICKET: Monty Panesar makes the breakthrough for England, trapping Mohammad Hafeez leg before wicket for 22 to leave Pakistan 29-1 in their second innings. England lead by 41. Follow live text commentary with Sam Sheringham or listen to Test Match Special.

0953 FOOTBALL: This week's Friday Focus sees presenter Dan Walker and pundit Mark Lawrenson at Anfield to preview Saturday's programme and the weekend's FA Cup fourth round ties.

0950 FOOTBALL: The Football Association and Premier League are in talks to avoid the FA Cup final clashing with league games. This year's final is currently scheduled to take place on Saturday, 5 May. However, with a full calendar of Premier League games planned for that date - and the following weekend - finding space to isolate the day for the final may prove to be a difficult task.

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0947 OLYMPICS: BBC Sport news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt on 2012 security: "no complacency..no compromise...we're doing everything possible to make Games safe & secure."

0945 CRICKET: Pakistan have made a steady start to their second innings in the second Test against England in Abu Dhabi. They are 25-0 and trail by 45. Follow live text commentary with Sam Sheringham or listen to Test Match Special.

0939 CRICKET: England Lions have made 335-5 in their first 'unofficial one-day international' against Sri Lanka A. Opener Alex Hales made 94, but England's decision to field no fewer than three wicketkeepers paid off as they were all in the runs - Jonny Bairstow (47), Craig Kieswetter (53) and Jos Buttler (102 not out from 56 balls). Sri Lanka are 28-1 in reply.

0935 BASKETBALL: World governing body Fiba has re-branded its World Championship as the Fiba Basketball World Cup . The 2014 event will be hosted by Spain, who were winners in 2006. USA are the current holders, having taken the title in Istanbul in 2010.

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0932 TENNIS: Defending champion Novak Djokovic has won the opening set of his Australian Open semi-final against Andy Murray 6-3. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs, or listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch live coverage on BBC Two which is also being streamed on this website.

0930 OLYMPICS: BBC Sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Lord Coe: "We've now got to turn the venues into theatres of sport: a monumental challenge...we'll be busier in the Park than at any stage."

0925 CRICKET: India are slipping towards a 4-0 series whitewash - and an eighth consecutive Test defeat - with one day remaining in the final Test against Australia in Adelaide. Chasing 500 to win, the tourists are 166-6 with no recognised batsmen left.

0920 TENNIS: Andy Murray immediately breaks back in his Australian Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic. However, the Brit is unable to take advantage, losing his next service game to love and the Serb leads 4-2. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs, or listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch live coverage on BBC Two which is also being streamed on this website.

0915 BOXING: The WBA/WBO/IBO/IBF world heavyweight championship fight between holder Vladimir Klitschko of Ukraine and France's Jean-Marc Mormeck will take place on 3 March at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany. The fight, which was originally scheduled to take place in December 2011 was postponed after Klitschko underwent surgery to have a kidney stone removed. The new date was decided last month but has only just been given official approval.

0911 OLYMPICS: BBC Sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: At London 2012 HQ where we should soon discover some more about the much-anticipated opening ceremony - details to follow."

0907 TENNIS: Andy Murray has been broken by Novak Djokovic in the first set of their Australian Open semi-final. The Serb leads 3-1. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs, or listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch live coverage on BBC Two which is also being streamed on this website.

0904 OLYMPICS: A BBC Radio 5 live podcast to point you in the direction of. With six months to go until the start of London 2012, Eleanor Oldroyd investigates how Olympians deal with the fear of injury and illness in the biggest year of their careers. Dean Macy and Steve Cram are among her guests.

0900 ATHLETICS: Have Ethiopia uncovered another long-distance running machine? Ayele Abshero, 21, has won the Dubai Marathon in the quickest time by a debutant. His event record time of two hours, four minutes and 23 seconds also also makes him the fourth fastest man ever.

0855 FOOTBALL: Sudan have picked up their first point at the Africa Cup of Nations in 36 years. Sudan's fortunes took a dive ater they won the Nations Cup on home soil in 1970 and they needed their first goals in the competition since 1976 to secure a 2-2 draw with Angola on Thursday.

0850 OLYMPICS: London 2012 organisers are to take control of the Olympic Village site in a ceremony marking six months until the start of the Games. Find out what the village's 2,818 flats will now be fitted out with to cater for 16,000 athletes and officials from 200 countries.

0846 CRICKET: Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez polishes off the England tail in the first over after lunch. He bowls James Anderson for 13 before trapping Monty Panesar leg before wicket for a duck. England lead by 70.

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0844 CRICKET: The afternoon session on the third day of the second Test between England and Pakistan is getting under way in Abu Dhabi. Stuart Broad is 58 not out as England resume on 323-8 - a first innings lead of 66. Follow live text commentary with Sam Sheringham or listen to Test Match Special.

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0842 CRICKET: Injured England bowler Tim Bresnan on Twitter: "Great knock so far by @StuartBroad8 keep going son. Slog us to a big lead. #nofieldersinthestands"

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0840 TENNIS: Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are warming up on court for their Australian Open semi-final. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs, or listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch live coverage on BBC Two which will also be streamed on this website.

0837 CRICKET: BBC Radio 5 live cricket reporter Kevin Howells takes a look at the best way forward for the domestic game amid the seemingly endless reviews and future strategies.

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0834 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: Heading to Southwark Court for day 5 of Redknapp/Mandaric trial. Jury will hear more of recording of Redknapp's police interview."

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0831 GOLF: BBC Sport's Iain Carter on Twitter at the Abu Dhabi Championship: "Rory [McIlroy] finds sand twice on the first and drops a shot (-4), Woods birdies (-3) Olesen leads -8 (15 holes)"

0827 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson has pitted his predicting skills against Keith Houchen for this weekend's fourth round of the FA Cup. Houchen is the hero of the 1987 final, having scored a spectacular diving header for Coventry in a 3-2 win over Tottenham.

0822 TENNIS: BBC Sport commentator Matthew Syed on Andy Murray's chances of beating Novak Djokovic: "One of the pyschological ways to construct that you are going to win is to forget who you are playing against. Murray also needs to put out of his mind that he has not won a set in a grand slam final and the 80-year wait for a British winner."

0816 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Match of the Day pundit Alan Hansen says Liverpool's game against Manchester United on Saturday is "more than just an FA Cup tie between the two biggest clubs in the domestic game" following the eight-match ban handed down to Luis Suarez for racially abusing United defender Patrice Evra.

0813 TENNIS: British pair Liam Broady and Joshua Ward-Hibbert take the first set 6-3 in their Australian Open junior boys' doubles final against Adam Pavlasek of the Czech Republic and Croatia's Filip Verger.

0812 TENNIS: Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva of Russia beat Italian 11th seeda Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci 5-7 6-4 6-3 to win the Australian Open women's doubles title.

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0810 OLYMPICS: BBC Sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "It's also 6 months today until the start of the Olympics - I'll be hearing from Lord Coe what still needs to happen before 27 July."

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0806 TENNIS: Britain's Andy Murray continues his quest to reach a third successive Australian Open final at 0840 GMT. The world number four takes on defending champion and world number Novak Djokovic in this morning's semi-final. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs, or listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch live coverage on BBC Two which will also be streamed on this website.

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0803 CRICKET: England have lost three wickets in the morning session of the third day of the second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. However, Stuart Broad has compiled his ninth half century at a run-a-ball to help the tourists build a first innings lead of 66 runs at lunch - Broad is 58 not out and England are 323-8. Follow live text commentary with Sam Sheringham or listen to Test Match Special.


0800: Good morning and welcome to Sportsday Live on Friday, 27 January. We open with three stories from today's gossip column.

Chelsea believe they can beat Inter Milan to Manchester United's 18-year-old midfield starlet Paul Pogba, who will soon be out of contract and has rejected a new deal, with a bid of around £3m. (Daily Mirror). Newcastle have made an improved offer for Watford defender Adrian Mariappa after a £2m bid was rejected (Daily Mail). David Moyes's search for a striker to revive Everton's season has led to an inquiry about taking 27-year-old Guillaume Hoarau on loan from Paris St-Germain. (Guardian).




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Liverpool 2-2 Man City (3-2 agg)
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Djokovic v Murray as it happened
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Managers call for calm at Anfield
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London plans 'classic' road race
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