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Sportsday Live - Monday 30 January

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2000: That's it for Sportsday Live on Monday 30 January. Join us from 0800 GMT tomorrow with our Sportsday Live transfer deadline day text commentary.

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1958 FOOTBALL: One final reminder before Monday's Sportsday Live signs off - the BBC will take you through all the deals on a hectic transfer deadline day tomorrow. Here's what to expect.

1953 FOOTBALL: Nottingham Forest confirm defender Wes Morgan has sealed his move to East Midlands rivals Leicester City in a switch reportedly worth £1m.

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1947 FOOTBALL: Sudan, against many expectations, are heading into the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations as Eltaib Mudather nets their second against Group B opponents Burkina Faso. You can follow live text commentary on our football pages.

1938 FOOTBALL: Southampton announce they have completed the signing of Doncaster Rovers' 25-year-old striker Billy Sharp. Saints boss Nigel Adkins said: "I think Billy will be a super addition - because he scores goals."

1932 FOOTBALL:
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Vitesse Arnham striker Wilfried Bony pokes home from close range to put Ivory Coast 2-0 ahead against Group B rivals Angola in the Africa Cup of Nations. Sudan still lead Burkina Faso 1-0 in the group's other game. You can follow live text commentary on our football pages.

1927 TENNIS: Germany's Florian Mayer beats Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 to reach the second round of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier.

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1920 SPORT: Just a quick reminder - BBC Sport is to relaunch its website on Wednesday. The most popular sections will be updated first, with a new look for the UK and overseas homepage, football and other key pages at the centre of the initial launch in February.

1911 CYCLING: German rider Marcel Kittel has been cleared to race despite meeting a doctor involved in a suspected blood doping scandal, his team says.

1900 FORMULA 1: Spanish Grand Prix boss Salvador Servia has played down talk that the future of the race is in doubt - but admitted its ultimate fate is dependent on it attracting fans back to the event. "The reality is we have a contract until 2016," he told Autosport. "Our intention, if we can, is to continue until 2020. If the circuit is full we have no problems. If the circuit is not full then we need the public money to survive and it seems you can't count of them at the moment. That's the sad reality."

1853 TENNIS: Britain's Andy Murray reflects on his Australian Open semi-final defeat to eventual champion Novak Djokovic. "I've been told in the past that I've played too passively when I've made it to Grand Slam finals. While I played a little like that early, I really tried to be aggressive after losing the first set and I think it worked. I think the gap between myself and the three guys ahead of me in the rankings - Novak, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal - has closed. I think I showed that on Friday night."

1845 FOOTBALL:
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Galatasaray right-back Emmanuel Eboue has given Ivory Coast the lead in their Group B fixture against Angola in the Africa Cup of Nations while Sudan lead Burkina Faso 1-0 in the group's other game. You can follow live text commentary on our football pages.

1839 FOOTBALL: Matches in Greece's cash-strapped second and third tier leagues have been suspended after the players' union (PSAP) went on strike on Monday. Football League 1 and 2 clubs have no money to pay insurance contributions for their players as they are waiting for funds from a sponsorship deal with a state-run betting company.

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1836 FOOTBALL: Arsenal striker Robin van Persie will face no further action over an incident involving Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar during the sides' FA Cup fourth round tie on Sunday after the referee reported he had seen the incident and decided it was not worthy of punishment.

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1829 FOOTBALL: Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has been charged with violent conduct following an incident involving Brighton's Adam El-Abd in an FA Cup fourth round tie on Saturday, the Football Association have announced.

1823 ATHLETICS: Germany's national anti-doping agency is to investigate 30 athletes in a bid to establish whether they received blood transfusions from a doctor at the centre of a doping scandal.

1816 FOOTBALL: Championship side Portsmouth have failed to pay their players' wages for January, the club have announced in a statement. The club were issued with a winding-up petition by HM Revenue and Customs on 3 January and will appear at the Royal Courts of Justice on 20 February. Portsmouth have had their bank accounts frozen as a result of the petition.

1809 RUGBY UNION: Sale prop Alasdair Dickinson, 28, has been ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations opener against England at Murrayfield with a shoulder injury. Scotland lead physiotherapist Paul McGinley said: "Alasdair was unable to train with the squad today as he is still recovering from the shoulder injury. We are returning him to continue his recovery with his club and we will reassess his situation after the England game."

1802 FOOTBALL: Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas on John Terry's injury: "It's just a bone oedema that he has been carrying for some time since he collided with a post, if I am not wrong against Portsmouth, and this stops him a little bit. It's nothing serious but something to keep an eye on. He has had an MRI before and he should be OK for Manchester United."

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1756 FOOTBALL: Polish striker Pawel Brozek has joined Celtic on loan from Trabzonspor until the end of the season.

1753 OLYMPICS: The British Olympic Association says it has received a submission from Glasgow to be the candidate city if the BOA bids for the 2018 Youth Olympics. The BOA says the 2014 Commonwealth Games host was the only city to meet Monday's deadline for British cities to declare their interest.

1750 FOOTBALL: Chelsea defender John Terry has been ruled out of the club's Premier League game at Swansea in the week the court case begins into allegations he racially abused Anton Ferdinand. Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas said Terry would not travel to the Liberty Stadium for Tuesday night's game after aggravating an injury to his right knee first suffered in this month's FA Cup win over Portsmouth.

1745 FOOTBALL: Cardiff City have signed Wycombe Wanderers winger Kadeem Harris on a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee. The 18-year-old has established himself in the Wycombe team this season, making 17 appearances in League One.

1739 FOOTBALL: Nottingham Forest have signed Wolves midfielder Adlene Guedioura on loan until the end of the season. French-born Algeria international Guedioura initially joined Wolves on loan from Belgian club Charleroi in January 2010 before signing permanently at the end of the season.

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1734 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Bolton now increasingly hopeful of concluding a loan deal for Arsenal's Ryo Miyaichi before Tuesday's transfer deadline."

1727 FOOTBALL: Nottingham Forest are considering a £1.5m bid from Chelsea for teenage striker Patrick Bamford. Bamford has only played two first-team games but has caught the eye with some superb displays in the FA Youth Cup. Manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Nottingham: "We need to find out where this one goes. Patrick's been offered a couple of contracts now. He's been training with the first team for the last three months, which I certainly think has helped his play in the youth games."

1722 RUGBY UNION: England Saxons have called Miles Benjamin of Worcester, London Irish's Jonathan Joseph and David Seymour of Sale into their squad to face Scotland A on Friday.

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1717 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Simon Austin reports QPR are closing in on a £4m deal for Lazio's French striker Djibril Cisse. The Premiership side have already agreed personal terms with the former Liverpool and Sunderland player.

1712 MOTORSPORT: Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello, who is currently without a drive for 2012, has got his first taste of an Indycar at Sebring when he began a two-day test with KV Racing, reports Autosport.

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1705 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Simon Austin on Twitter: "Everton agree 500k fee with AEK Athens for Greek def Kostas Manolas. Deal on standby though, depending how much cash left from jelavic."

1700 FOOTBALL: Liverpool have signed Wales Under-19 international goalkeeper Danny Ward from Wrexham, the club he signed for as a 14-year-old, and will be based with the reserve squad at the academy.

1655 FOOTBALL: Commenting on the incident, a spokesman for Liverpool told BBC Sport: "We can confirm that footage featuring an alleged incident during the match was mistakenly included in the highlights package that appeared on the club's website. This was a mistake, it should not have been included and we are sorry it happened. It was removed immediately when it was brought to our attention."

1653 FOOTBALL: Liverpool have apologised after video footage showing an alleged racist gesture by a fan during Saturday's FA Cup tie against Manchester United was featured on their website. Highlights of the cup tie, featuring the alleged incident, were available to view on the "LFC TV: Must Watch Video" page until 1500 GMT on Monday - more than 48 hours after the end of the game.

1646 FOOTBALL: Vladimir Weiss has quit as the coach of Slovakia's national football team, the Slovak Football Association have announced. The 47-year-old, whose contract ran till 2014, will continue as the coach of Slovan Bratislava.

1641 GARY SPEED INQUEST: The former Wales manager's wife Louise has spoken of her family's "deep appreciation for the very generous and clearly sincere accolades" to her late husband in a statement released by the League Managers' Association.

1634 FOOTBALL: Championship side Nottingham Forest have secured the loan signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Adlene Guedioura until the end of the season.

1628 RUGBY LEAGUE: Bradford Bulls could be without at least half a dozen first-choice players, including recently-appointed joint captains Matt Diskin and Heath L'Estrange, for Sunday's opening Super League match against Catalan Dragons at Odsal.

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1620 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC Sports News correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Mandaric says it wasn't Redknapp's money in Rosie47. 'It was my money,' he says."

1616 CRICKET: England women's team will take on their West Indies counterparts in five one-day internationals between 8-16 September as preparation for the ICC Women's World T20 in Sri Lanka.

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1613 FOOTBALL: BBC football reporter Juliette Ferrington on Twitter: "Howard Webb in charge of Chelsea v Manchester United on Sunday."

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1609 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC Sports News correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Mandaric said Monaco payment was 'entirely voluntary thing without any contract. Something special I want I do for my friend'. Mandaric said Redknapp got pay rise of £1.25m to take salary over £3m when promoted to manager. Mandaric denies paying Monaco money as bonus for Redknapp and says tax is 'part of my life, my business life. We pay taxes'."

1604 FOOTBALL: Doncaster Rovers striker Billy Sharp is set to join Championship rivals Southampton, BBC Radio Sheffield understands.

1600 RUGBY LEAGUE: London Broncos chief executive Gus Mackay says his club could play annual games at Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium. The Kent town will host a Super League game between the Broncos and Hull FC on 20 May.

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1556 EQUESTRIAN: British star William Fox-Pitt has predicted "quite a scrap" in the fight to be crowned Olympic eventing champions in London. The former world number one believes the race for gold will not turn into a German procession as predicted by many pundits.

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1552 GARY SPEED INQUEST: Cheshire coroner Nicholas Rheinberg has ruled there is no evidence to suggest the former Wales football manager intended to take his own life.

1548 FOOTBALL: Jean-Louis Triaud, president of French club Bordeaux, has been fined 12,000 euros by a court following a collision involving a boat being navigated by him and a jet ski in which a woman was seriously injured.

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1540 RUGBY UNION: Scotland centre Joe Ansbro will miss his team's opening Six Nations match against England this weekend because of a nagging back injury.

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1534 SWIMMING: World 10k open water champion Keri-anne Payne has targeted sharing Olympic success with Rebecca Adlington. Payne is aiming to qualify for Great Britain's 800m team alongside Adlington, who was bridesmaid at her recent wedding to fellow swimmer David Carry. She said: "It would be brilliant to share that whole moment with Becky, somebody that I am closest to on the team, apart from David of course."

1526 GARY SPEED INQUEST: Speed's death "doesn't make sense," says former Newcastle team-mate Alan Shearer in statement read out at the hearing.

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1523 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC Sports News correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Laughter when Mandaric asked about his relationship with Redknapp: 'You mean when I tried to strangle him or when I loved him? In 35 years in football I never had a closer relationship with any manager than I did with Harry.'"

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1522 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC Sports News correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Mandaric told jury Portsmouth FC was facing closure when he bought club. The club was in administration at the time. Mandaric said he had a 'love affair of football' with the people of Portsmouth."

1518 JUDO: Former world champion Craig Fallon has retired from competition to pursue a coaching career. The Wolverhampton fighter, 29, claimed the 2005 under-60kg world title, but was twice unable to replicate that success at the Olympics. He said: "I would like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my career."

1515 FOOTBALL: Bournemouth have signed prolific striker Matt Tubbs, who has netted 73 goals in the last three seasons, from Crawley Town. Cherries boss Lee Bradbury said: "It's a fantastic signing for us to sign a player in great form."

1507 FOOTBALL: QPR have confirmed they have signed Mali midfielder Samba Diakite on loan until the end of the season from French side Nancy. Rangers claim they beat off stiff competition from a number of top clubs for the 23-year-old.

1504 GARY SPEED INQUEST: "He was always a half-empty person. Certainly he was no optimist," Speed's mother tells the inquest into the Wales manager's death.

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1501 OLYMPICS: Mayor of London Boris Johnson has urged Olympic chiefs to take the Tube during London 2012, as organisers launch a website detailing expected hotspots on London's underground system during the Games.

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1457 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC Sports News correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Mandaric told jury he went to USA with no money and sold his company for 100's of millions of dollars 'with a big smile on my face'. Mandaric said he always loved football. He'd been a young talented player but dad had stopped him as dad wanted him to be engineer."

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1457 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC Sports News correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "The prosecution case has closed and Milan Mandaric has taken the stand to begin giving evidence in his defence. Mandaric began talking about his early years. Born in Croatia in 1938, he said he hid with his family for four years in mountains during war."

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1453 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's David Ornstein on Twitter: "Arsenal not expecting any arrivals. If other deals kick-start chain of events something may happen, but nothing in motion."

1447 GARY SPEED INQUEST: Louise Speed, wife of the former Leeds, Everton, Newcastle and Bolton midfielder, tells the hearing his job strained their marriage and they had an "exchange of words" the night before he died. BBC News reports Mrs Speed said her husband did not leave a suicide note.

1442 GARY SPEED INQUEST: Warrington Coroner's Court hears Speed had a text conversation with his wife four days before his death about taking his life.

1437 GARY SPEED INQUEST: The doctor for the Wales national football team tells the inquest into the death of manager Gary Speed that he showed no signs of stress and depression, reports BBC News.

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1433 RUGBY UNION: Jack Palmer on Twitter "Chris Robshaw has one cap for England. Surely he needs more experience playing for his country? Big step. Big call Lancaster."

1428 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC Sports News correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "We're off and running in Redknapp/Mandaric trial for today. Prosecution just finishing their case and then Mandaric's defence should begin."

1424 TENNIS: Spain will begin their Davis Cup defence against Kazakhstan with a new-look team missing Rafael Nadal. New captain Alex Corretja has picked 11th-ranked Nicolas Almagro, Marcel Granollers, former number one Juan Carlos Ferrero and Marc Lopez.

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1418 FOOTBALL: BBC football reporter Juliette Ferrington says on Twitter that Everton boss David Moyes refused to be drawn on his interest in Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic. Moyes told a press conference: "I never talk about players at other clubs. I wouldn't do that. It's a strange place that Scotland. They talk about anything up there."

1414 CRICKET: England Under 19s have beaten their Bangladeshi counterparts by 28 runs in a one-day international. England made 195-8 before bowling out their hosts for 167 in Sylhet.

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1410 FOOTBALL: Bolton have rejected a bid from Premier League rivals Sunderland for club captain Kevin Davies. It is understood talks are ongoing between the two clubs.

1407 FOOTBALL: BBC Sportsound on Twitter: "Hearts' Scotland Under-21 goalkeeper Mark Ridgers has signed a new two-year contract, tying him to the Tynecastle club until the end of season 2013/14."

1403 GOLF: Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy has climbed back up to number two in the world rankings after his second-place finish at the Abu Dhabi Championship.

1358 RUGBY UNION: Ireland have included five uncapped players in their 32-man squad for Sunday's 6 Nations opener against Wales. Wingers David Kearney and Simon Zebo earn places after scoring a try each in Ireland Wolfhounds' 23-17 defeat to England Saxons on Friday.

1354 FOOTBALL: Scottish Premier League leaders Celtic are hoping to complete the six-month loan signing of Polish international striker Pawel Brozek today.

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1349 RUGBY UNION: Mark Hobbs on Twitter: "Excellent to hear Chris Robshaw is the man to lead England. Inspirational for Harlequins and sure he can do it for his country."

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1344 FOOTBALL: Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has dismissed rumours linking Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle with a move to Everton, reports BBC Radio 5 live's Pat Murphy. "I'd be crackers to even start thinking about it. It's not happening - end of story," said McCarthy.

1339 RUGBY UNION: Former England centre Jeremy Guscott believes new captain Chris Robshaw is the right man for the job. He told BBC Sport: "Robshaw is captain of a Quins side that is top of the Premiership, has a good work ethic and is playing with skill and ambition. Lancaster believes some of the philosophy of that side - mostly the ambition - can be transferred to England."

1334 CYCLING: The Court of Arbitration for Sport plans to publish its verdict in the doping case of 2010 Tour de France winner Alberto Contador on 6 February. Three-times Tour winner Contador is facing a two-year ban for testing positive for clenbuterol during his 2010 victory. The date will be confirmed by the CAS at the end of this week.

1325 FOOTBALL: Aberdeen have completed the signing of Dundee midfielder Gavin Rae, 34. The former Cardiff man has now joined the Pittodrie club on an 18-month deal. Aberdeen chief executive Duncan Fraser told the club's website: "They were desperate to keep Gavin, but, when it was obvious he wanted to come to Aberdeen, they were first class in making sure there were no unnecessary delays." Rae is cup-tied for Saturday's tie with Queen of the South.

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1322 GET INVOLVED: What do you think about Chris Robshaw's appointment as England rugby captain? Get involved with this and all of today's burning sporting issues by using the #bbcsportsday hashtag.

1318 FOOTBALL: Manchester City welcome back captain Vincent Kompany, who his manager Roberto Mancini calls one of the best defenders in Europe. The Belgian international returns after being given a four-match ban for a two-footed challenge on Manchester United winger Nani. "Vinny is an important defender for us, a leader," said Mancini. He is a strong defender and has improved a lot in the last two to three years. He is one of the best in Europe."

1314 RUGBY UNION: Bath signed a new three-year contract with their England full-back Nick Abendanon. "This is where my home is, and I love being involved with a club that has huge ambitions to win trophies both in England and in Europe. I have real faith in the team we are building here, and I feel that in the coming years we will have trophies to prove it."

1305 RUGBY UNION: BBC chief sports writer Tom Fordyce on Chris Robshaw: "He didn't even make England's 30-man squad for last autumn's World Cup. With one full cap he is England's least experienced captain since uncapped Nigel Melville in 1984. His promotion is a surprise and gamble, but Robshaw has won plaudits for his leadership of Harlequins, and with interim coach Stuart Lancaster picking a captain in his own short-term image this is a clear signal that the old, much-criticised regime has gone for good."

1259 FOOTBALL: Wolves midfielder Jamie O'Hara will play in Monday's home reserve tie with Fulham, the club have confirmed. O'Hara has been sidelined since undergoing a double hernia operation in early December.

1255 FOOTBALL: Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has stressed there will be no transfers in or out the club before the window closes. "There is no-one going in or out of the club before the transfer window closes," he said.

1250 FOOTBALL: Tottenham have that two of their young midfielders have gone out on loan until the end of the season. Tom Carroll, 19, has joined Derby and John Bostock, 20, has joined League One promotion chasers Sheffield Wednesday. Derby boss Nigel Clough told www.dcfc.co.uk: "He's a highly regarded young player and we've monitored his progress for a considerable amount of time."

1245 FOOTBALL: AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani does not expect a move for Manchester City's Carlos Tevez to go through but was not ruling the prospect out entirely. "I truly believe there will be no surprises. But who knows? In football, anything can happen."

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1241 RUGBY UNION: Speaking about Chris Robshaw's appointment as England captain, head coach Stuart Lancaster said: "Chris has shown with Harlequins and when I have worked with him in the Saxons that he can lead a team tactically and passionately. I know it will be a very proud moment for him, his club, family and friends when he leads England out at Murrayfield on Saturday."

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1235 RUGBY UNION: Harlequins forward Chris Robshaw - who has only one cap - will captain England in their first two Six Nations games, England head coach Stuart Lancaster has said. Robshaw told a press conference: "I had quite a big smile on my face and took it with both arms. I am really looking forward to getting stuck in."

1228 FOOTBALL: Sunderland left-back Blair Adams has extended his loan at Northampton Town by another month, reports BBC Radio Northampton. Adams arrived at Sixfields at the start of the January transfer window and has so far made five appearances for the club.

1223 F1: Former Force India driver Adrian Sutil told a Munich court he had made efforts to settle a row over a nightclub brawl last year with Eric Lux, chief executive of Renault F1 team owners Genii Capital. "I did everything to try to settle this row," Sutil told the court, adding he had even offered to support a Lux charity project in Africa. Sutil is charged with causing grievous bodily harm to Lux, an executive for the Lotus (formerly Renault) team. The trial is expected to end on Tuesday.

1215 FOOTBALL: Bolton Wanderers' 16-year-old midfielder Luke Woodland has been called up to the England Under-17 squad for the upcoming Algarve tournament.

1210 FOOTBALL: Brazilian full-back Roberto Carlos, 38, who lifted the 2002 World Cup, on his retirement at the end of this year: "I am not going because I am injured. But I am going because my sporting career is already complete. I have been with Palmeiras, Inter, Real Madrid... I have lived everything I had to live as a player."

1204 FOOTBALL: Former Italy striker Luca Toni, 34, has left Juventus for Dubai's Al Nasr in a permanent deal. He will link up in the United Arab Emirates with former Italy goalkeeper Walter Zenga, the Al Nasr coach.

1200 FOOTBALL: Bolton have made an offer for Crystal Palace's 19-year-old winger Wilfried Zaha, Trotters boss Owen Coyle has confirmed. But Coyle says the two clubs have not yet reached an agreement over the player's valuation.

1156 RUGBY UNION: On Armitage's arrest, England interim head coach Stuart Lancaster said: "We take issues surrounding the behaviour of England players very seriously. High standards of behaviour are required from England players on and off the field and they also need to understand that they should not put themselves in a potentially vulnerable position or environment."

1153 RUGBY UNION: An RFU statement says Delon Armitage was released from the England Saxons camp following Saturday's match against the O2 Ireland Wolfhounds. It adds: "He was later arrested in Torquay on suspicion of assault following an altercation in a nightclub, interviewed and then released on police bail while inquiries continue."

1148 GOLF: Darren Clarke has parted company with caddie John Mulrooney - the man who helped the Northern Irishman win his first major championship in the British Open at Sandwich in July. Clarke's management said the split, which comes after he missed the cut at the Abu Dhabi Championship on Friday, was amicable.

1143 FORMULA ONE: BBC Sport's chief F1 writer Andrew Benson on Twitter: "Re doubts over Spanish GP, boss Salvador Servia tells Autosport: 'Intention, if we can, is to continue until 2020.' Servia adds there are no financial doubts over Barcelona race as long as 'the circuit is full' but adds: 'We've had a few bad years'."

1139 FOOTBALL: Notts County striker Lee Hughes, who was arrested last month on suspicion of sexual assault, has been charged by police, his club has said.

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1135 RUGBY UNION: London Irish full-back Delon Armitage has been suspended from the England Saxons squad after being arrested by Devon and Cornwall Police for an alleged assault.

1132 RUGBY UNION: Harlequins back-rower Chris Robshaw is expected to be named as England captain for Saturday's Six Nations opener against Scotland. Interim head coach Stuart Lancaster is set to make the formal announcement at 1230 GMT today.

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1123 SKI JUMPING: Switzerland's four-time Olympic champion Simon Ammann confirms he will bid for more glory at the 2014 Sochi Games. "I already made the decision at the start of the summer but I still needed a little time before making a public announcement," said the 30-year-old.

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1119 FOOTBALL: Genk midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will undergo a medical at Chelsea ahead of his proposed move to Stamford Bridge.

Coming Up
1116 SPORT: BBC Sport presenter Clare Balding will explore Britain's historical influence on global sport in a new epic 30-part series starting on Radio 4 at 1345 GMT.

1107 FOOTBALL: Brazilian full-back Roberto Carlos, a 2002 World Cup winner, says he will hang up his boots at the end of this year. He will continue to work behind the scenes at his Russian Premier League club Anzhi Makhachkala.

1103 GOLF: Former world number one Tiger Woods is pleased with his progress after finishing joint third in the Abu Dhabi Championship - his first appearance of the year. He said: "I just need to keep building and keep getting more consistent."

1058 FOOTBALL: Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest confirm they have accepted a bid for defender Wes Morgan from East Midlands rivals Leicester City.

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1053 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's David Ornstein on Twitter: "Yann M'Vila's agent tells me no interest from any Premier League club this window. Staying at Rennes but will consider move after Euro 2012."

1048 RUGBY LEAGUE: Widnes vice-captain Shaun Briscoe hopes the Vikings' artificial pitch can help them cause a few shocks in their first season back in Super League. The 'intelligent pitch' surface was laid at the Stobart Stadium this month and is set to be the centre of attention when Widnes launch the new season against Wakefield on Friday night.

1044 FOOTBALL: Championship side Brighton have signed Wales striker Sam Vokes on loan from Wolves until the end of the season. The 22-year-old, who watched Albion's FA Cup win over Newcastle on Saturday, could make his debut in Tuesday's trip to derby rivals Crystal Palace. "Sam is a traditional centre-forward, physically strong, and the type we feel will complement the strikers we have here," manager Gus Poyet told the club's official website.

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1038 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Everton will hope to move Jelavic deal along today. If it stalls? Well there is always the chance of a move for Wolves' Kevin Doyle."

1032 RUGBY UNION: Rookie Cardiff Blues wing Alex Cuthbert should start for Wales in Sunday's Six Nations opener against Ireland, according to former captain Rob Jones.

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1025 FOOTBALL: BBC Scotland's Liam McLeod on Twitter: "Scottish Premier League side Dundee United have signed Slovakian forward Milos Lacny from Sparta Prague on a 12-month deal. It is a 12-month loan deal but United have first option to buy the player at the end of that agreement."

1018 FOOTBALL: Argentine legend Diego Maradona is reportedly among the candidates to take over as coach of the United Arab Emirates national team. Yousuf Al Serkal, chairman of the UAE's Football Association interim committee, has been quoted as saying Maradona is on a short list of three candidates. Maradona has coached Dubai-based Al Wasl since last year.

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1011 FOOTBALL: Yusef Bham on Twitter: "Been a pretty dull transfer window thus far. Highlights of it being the return of Scholes and Henry."


1005 RUGBY UNION: Former New Zealand coach Graham Henry, who led the All Blacks to 2011 World Cup victory, has told a rugby website that England are the "world champions at wasting talent".

0955 FOOTBALL: BBC Football's Juliette Ferrington talked to Wigan manager Roberto Martinez about striker Hugo Rodallega's future and revealed the player, out of contract in the summer, may move before deadline day. She tweeting: "Martinez says Victor Moses "is not for sale," but isn't ruling out the possibility that Rodallega will leave @LaticsOfficial in next 24hrs."

0945 FOOTBALL:The Asian Football Confederation has urged Fifa to approve a headscarf with safety features for use by Islamic female players. Iran's team forfeited a 2012 Olympic women's qualifier against Jordan in June because the players refused to play without the hijabs. AFC acting chief Zhang Jilong said: "I have personally seen the new designs with a Velcro joined at the neck, which releases if the headscarf is pulled, ensuring the player's safety." Since the ban, Fifa last year extended the safety rule to include neck warmers.

0937 FOOTBALL: Shakhtar Donetsk's Ukraine international goalkeeper Olexandr Rybka has been banned for two years by Uefa after testing positive for a prohibited diuretic last year, the club said on Monday. The 24-year-old failed a doping test following a league game against FC Karpaty on November 27 after Uefa representatives paid an unscheduled visit to Shakhtar's training camp a few days later.

0929 FOOTBALL: Midfielder Frank Lampard is rated 50-50 for Chelsea's league game at Swansea tomorrow. He missed Saturday's 1-0 FA Cup win at QPR and may return in place of Ramires, who could face three to four weeks on the sidelines with medial ligament damage. John Obi Mikel (hamstring) remains out, while Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou are still on African Cup of Nations duty.

0920 FOOTBALL: Midfielder James Morrison told the Express & Star that West Brom's hierarchy are failing to build on the club's league success. He said: "This club can go places but it doesn't build. We just settle for being in the Premier League and I believe with the group of players we've got we can kick on."

0912 FOOTBALL: West Brom manager Roy Hodgson has defended making sweeping changes for Saturday's FA Cup 2-1 defeat to Norwich ahead of two league games in 72 hours. He said: "When people look back at my time at Fulham, they don't remember the two quarter-finals and the replay that one of them went to - they remember where we finished in the league."

0907 TENNIS: Red Bull's Aussie driver Mark Webber on Twitter: "The men's tennis final was bloody long for sure...can someone help me? I want to know how long the ball was actually in play for? Interested"

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0900 GET INVOLVED: You can get involved with the sporting debate today by using the hashtags #bbcsportsday and #olympicthursday.

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0855 TAX EVASION TRIAL: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "After 1400 prosecution will finish their case and then we should hear case for defence for first time. Mandaric will begin his defence first"

0848 OLYMPICS: Union leaders say Tube staff are not being offered enough extra money for working erratic hours during the 2012 London Olympics. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union says transport authorities' offer to give subway train drivers a one-time payment of approximately £500 pounds for agreeing to have their normal schedules disrupted during the games is not enough. The union's leader Bob Crow said he wanted a more generous payment that applied to all London Underground staff.

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0844 ATHLETICS: BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter: "Today, Holly Bleasdale gets her sticky mitts (she uses carpet adhesive for grip) on new 15cm-longer pole. Perhaps even higher vaulting soon."

0839 FOOTBALL: Argentine legend Hernan Crespo leads a host of semi-retired world stars to be auctioned on Monday to play in a new football tournament in India, organisers said. Six 'icon' players including Crespo and Italy's World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro will be picked by five franchises to play alongside local players over seven weeks. Former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires of France, Jay Jay Okocha of Nigeria, ex-Argentina captain Juan Pablo Sorin and Robbie Fowler of England will also compete.

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0835 HOCKEY: GB women's hockey player Hannah Macleod on Twitter: "Great comeback today but poor advert for women's hockey when the best teams in the world are forced to play in +40 degree heat"

0830 CRICKET: Shaun Marsh is dropped from Australia's squad for the first three matches of the tri-nations limited-overs series against India and Sri Lanka. Marsh, who has struggled for form since rejoining the Test side following injury, makes way for Queensland batsman Peter Forrest, who will make his international debut. Paceman Ryan Harris was also picked in the 14-man squad, while Matthew Wade replaces the rested Brad Haddin behind the stumps.

0825 GOLF: Brandt Snedeker beats fellow American Kyle Stanley in a play-off to win the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Sunday. Stanley was three strokes clear playing the 72nd hole on the challenging South Course, but ran up an ugly triple-bogey. He then missed a five-foot par putt at the second extra hole to hand Snedeker the title.

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0821 CRICKET: BBC Sport cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew on Twitter: "On the road to Dubai. Enjoyed Abu Dhabi's peace and quiet. Blowers excited to spot camels en route"

0816 AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Brandon Marshall is the star of the show with a Pro Bowl record four touchdowns to lead the AFC to 59-41 victory over the NFC at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii on Sunday. Marshall, who caught six touchdowns for the Miami Dolphins during the regular season, won the MVP award.

0812 FOOTBALL: Asian soccer's acting president urges the sport's rule-makers to change the laws to permit women to wear a headscarf in official matches. China's Zhang Jilong reiterated the Asian Football Confederation's favourable stance ahead of an International Football Association Board (IFAB) review in March. Jilong said: "I think it is in the interests of women's football worldwide. I have personally seen the new designs with a Velcro joined at the neck, which releases if the headscarf is pulled, ensuring the player's safety."

Breaking news
0805 RUGBY UNION: Gloucester announce a new two-year contract for their back-row forward Matt Cox. The 23-year-old, who moved to Kingsholm from Worcester in 2010, is a former England sevens and under-20 international.

0800: Good morning and welcome to Sportsday Live on Monday 30 January. We open with three stories from today's gossip column.

Liverpool have made a cheeky loan bid for Manchester City's want-away striker Carlos Tevez (Daily Mirror). Several Premier League clubs have been put on red alert after Lille's Belgian star Eden Hazard, 21, admitted he wants a summer move to England (talkSPORT). QPR boss Mark Hughes has set his sights on Spurs centre-back Sebastien Bassong and Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega in a last-minute spending spree (Metro).




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