Sportsday - Monday 28 October as it happened

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28 October 2013 Last updated at 18:53 GMT

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  1. 1852: 

    That is that from BBC Sportsday for another day. Thanks for your company and your interaction and we look forward to doing it all again with you from 0800 GMT on Tuesday.

    Have a good evening and see you tomorrow.

  2. 1851:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    On BBC Radio 5 live tonight, the Monday night club from 1900 GMT looks at Fernando Torres' resurgence and has an interview with Dan Ashworth at the FA which will be worth a listen - talking about his "impossible job" to bring through youngsters to win the World Cup in 2022.

    Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan's interview with Stuart Broad will be aired from 2100 GMT; then there's a Rugby League World Cup special from 2200-2230.

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    Andrew Priestley: Jack Nicklaus and 'The Concession' at the 1969 Ryder Cup. It's sad that there isn't that same sportsmanship in sport anymore.

    Karel Deprez: Vertonghen scored an incredible goal with the Ajax youth when he should have passed the ball back to the opposition... Funny.

    Kofi Tawiah Quansah: I remember Andrey Arshavin refusing to take a penalty in an EPL game saying he tripped on his shoelaces.

    On the back of England cricketer Stuart Broad saying he does not regret not walking after an edge in the first Test against Australia and Norwich striker Leroy Fer saying his goal in the draw with Cardiff should have counted, we are asking for your moments of sportsmanship or gamesmanship in sport.

    Tweet #bbcsportsday, share your views on BBC Sport Facebook or text via 81111

  4. 1841: 
    ON THIS DAY
    Teddy Sheringham

    In 2000, Manchester United hit five past Southampton in front a then new Premiership record crowd of 67,581, with Teddy Sheringham scoring a treble.

  5. 1837: 
    LEAGUE CUP PREVIEW- Arsenal v Chelsea (Tuesday, 1945 GMT)

    Jack Wilshere: Big match tomorrow. The Capital One Cup is where it all began for me....great memories! See you there Gooners!

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    West Ham's Paolo Di Canio receives a special award from Paul Gerrard of Everton for a sportsmanlike gesture in 2001.

    Kevin, Southport, via text on 81111 (UK users only): Paulo Di Canio catching the ball for West Ham against Everton at Goodison Park instead of heading into an empty net because keeper Paul Gerrard had injured himself was a unbelievable gesture.

    On the back of England cricketer Stuart Broad saying he does not regret not walking after an edge in the first Test against Australia and Norwich striker Leroy Fer saying his goal in the draw with Cardiff should have counted, we are asking for your moments of sportsmanship or gamesmanship in sport.

    Tweet #bbcsportsday, share your views on BBC Sport Facebook or text via 81111

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    SPORTSDAY

    Watch Sportsday on the BBC News channel BBC Sport website live now - bringing you all the latest sports news from around the globe.

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    RUGBY UNION

    On BBC Radio Wales, Wales and Lions coach Warren Gatland is live in studio with @simondavies45 on #rwsport tonight from 19:00 GMT. He is taking questions from Twitter - ask questions to @BBCRadioWales and use the hashtag #askgats

  9. 1824: 
    ON THIS DAY
    John Bevan

    In 1950, Rugby great John Bevan was born. He played union for Cardiff, Wales and the British Lions and then league for Wales and Great Britain.

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    Ben Smith, BBC SportFOOTBALL

    Darren Fletcher will make his return to action tonight as Manchester United's Under-21s take on their Fulham counterparts.

    The 29-year-old midfielder will start the game, having played only 13 games since being diagnosed with a chronic bowel problem in December 2011.

    Fletcher hasn't featured in the first-team since Boxing Day 2012 but having returned to training with United last week he is now ready to play a competitive match.

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    FOOTBALL

    Wigan boss Owen Coyle will this week step up his bid to sign Aston Villa midfielder Marc Albrighton.

    Villa manager Paul Lambert is considering sending Albrighton, 28, out on loan to regain his match fitness after an injury-hit few months.

    Coyle said: "(Albrighton) is a very good player, he is a player I tried to sign at Bolton a few years ago but he's an Aston Villa player and until Paul decides otherwise then that's how it is.

    "But we are always in the market for good players and he is certainly one of those."

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    Jawad Kayani: Henry handball against Ireland in 2010 send France into WC but they paid the price with poorest performance.

    On the back of England cricketer Stuart Broad saying he does not regret not walking after an edge in the first Test against Australia and Norwich striker Leroy Fer saying his goal in the draw with Cardiff should have counted, we are asking for your moments of sportsmanship or gamesmanship in sport.

    Tweet #bbcsportsday, share your views on BBC Sport Facebook or text via 81111.

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    FOOTBALL

    Mike Dean will referee Sunday's south Wales derby between Cardiff and Swansea, four years after being struck by a coin while taking charge of the same fixture.

    The Bluebirds and the Swans meet at Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday for their first meeting in the top flight, and the Premier League confirms on its official Twitter feed that Dean will be the man in the middle.

    Dean refereed a 2-2 Championship draw between the sides at Ninian Park in April 2009 and was hit by a coin thrown from the crowd just before half-time.

    He went on to award a late penalty that saw Ross McCormack score Cardiff's equaliser. Cardiff were not punished over the incident with Peter Ridsdale and Dave Jones, the club's chairman and manager at the time, condemning the actions of the person responsible.

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    EUROPEAN FOOTBALL

    Hamburg defender Johan Djourou, 26, is ruled out for several weeks with a torn muscle in his groin.

    The Swiss defender, who is on a season-long loan from Arsenal with the Bundesliga side, suffered the injury during Hamburg's 3-0 win at Freiburg on Sunday.

    He had to be replaced after 22 minutes and an examination on Monday has revealed the extent of the problem.

  15. 1755: 
    LEAGUE CUP TEAM NEWS- Manchester United v Norwich City (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Manchester United boss David Moyes is likely to rest strikers Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney, so Javier Hernandez will start up front.

    Wilfried Zaha is expected to feature along with a host of other players on the fringes of the first-team.

    Norwich manager Chris Hughton will make a host of changes to the side that drew 0-0 with Cardiff on Saturday.

    Ricky van Wolfswinkel is struggling with a toe injury so may not feature, but Johan Elmander is set to start.

  16. 1750: 
    FOOTBALL
    Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini

    Bad news for Arsenal fans with midfielder Mathieu Flamini set to be out for 2-3 weeks with a groin injury suffered in Saturday's victory over Crystal Palace.

    The 29-year-old was substituted early on at Selhurst Park and will sit out Tuesday's League Cup tie against Chelsea and Saturday's Premier League game against Liverpool. He is also likely to miss the Champions League game against Borussia Dortomund on 6 November and the trip to Manchester United four days later.

    Flamini has been a key player for Arsenal since returning to the club on a free transfer.

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    FOOTBALL

    Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has avoided jail after admitting possessing a fake driving licence.

    The 27-year-old was handed a seven-month suspended sentence after he admitted buying a fake Belgian licence for £12,800.

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    Alex Wheble, Tunbridge Wells, on text via 81111 (UK users only): Bryan Davis, English golfer- in a play off against Jim Furyk at Harbour Town links, to win his first PGA tour event and take home a healthy cheque, reported himself for brushing a reed in his backswing, something no one else had noticed, he consequently lost and hasn't had the same opportunity again.

    On the back of England cricketer Stuart Broad saying he does not regret not walking after an edge in the first Test against Australia and Norwich striker Leroy Fer saying his goal in the draw with Cardiff should have counted, we are asking for your moments of sportsmanship or gamesmanship in sport.

    Tweet #bbcsportsday, share your views on BBC Sport Facebook or text via 81111

  19. 1741: 
    LEAGUE CUP PREVIEW- Burnley v West Ham (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce ahead of Tuesday night's Capital One Cup tie at Burnley: "There's every chance the squad will be used. There are not too many of the players who featured against Swansea who will be capable, physically, of playing at Burnley.

    "By the time we got back on Sunday it was touching midnight, then we have to travel all the way up to Burnley, so it will definitely be the squad players who step in.

    "And some of the younger players will get a first game in the first team and test their ability to see whether they can play at this level.

    "We're playing top of the league in the Championship, Burnley, on their patch and in terrific form. A brilliant run of games, eight wins on the trot, so it's going to be a huge test for some of these players and I'm really looking forward to seeing whether they can stand up to it."

  20. 1736: 
    RUGBY UNION

    Harlequins sign Tim Molenaar until the end of the season after the centre was released from the remainder of his contract at Gloucester.

    The 32-year-old New Zealander scored 10 tries in 75 appearances for Gloucester, whom he joined in 2009.

    "With Harlequins having some injuries, there is a chance for Tim to get some more playing time," Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies said.

    "We would like to thank him for all his efforts over the past four seasons."

  21. 1728: 
    ON THIS DAY
    Former Barcelona forward Johan Cruyff

    Johan Cruyff‏: 40 years ago today I played my first match with FC Barcelona and ended up winning the league. It's nice to remember.

    Cruyff was signed on 13 August 1973 after a long negotiation with Ajax. However, bureaucratic problems meant that the Dutch star could not make his official league debut for another two months.

    Cruyff made his league debut for Barcelona in a 4-0 win over Granada.

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    Baz, Formby, on text via 81111: Anyone who says Fowler v Arsenal is WRONG. He might have argued but a real sign of sportsmanship would have been to put it wide or pea roll it to Seaman.

    Tom on text via 81111: Leicester letting us (Forest) score from the kick off in a restaged League Cup tie. We were 1 nil up when Clive Clarke collapsed. We still lost the replay.

    Jav, Southampton, on text via 81111: Acts of sportsmanship in football; in 2011 in Iranian pro league, a player after his team mate collided with the goalkeeper, kicked the ball out for throw in instead of scoring an open goal. His team went on to get relegated 2 matches later via goal difference.

    On the back of England cricketer Stuart Broad saying he does not regret not walking after an edge in the first Test against Australia and Norwich striker Leroy Fer saying his goal in the draw with Cardiff should have counted, we are asking for your moments of sportsmanship or gamesmanship in sport.

    Tweet #bbcsportsday, share your views on BBC Sport Facebook or text via 81111

  23. 1719: 
    FOOTBALL
    Yossi Benayoun

    QPR boss Harry Redknapp offers Yossi Benayoun a trial at Loftus Road but is is yet to hear back from the Israel international.

    Free agent Benayoun has been without a club since being released by Chelsea at the end of last season.

    His representatives recently suggested QPR were among several Championship clubs looking to sign him, leading to reports the 33-year-old was on the verge of a move to the R's.

    Benayoun was invited to train with them but Redknapp insists there have been no further developments.

  24. 1715: 
    LEAGUE CUP PREVIEW- Manchester United v Norwich City (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Norwich City manager Chris Hughton talking to the press ahead of tomorrow's Capital One Cup trip to Manchester United.

    "It's a game we're very much looking forward to, and one of course we're looking to win."

    ""I'll be using the squad tomorrow night, but I'll be putting a team out that I think will be good enough to win a tough game."

  25. 1706: 
    LEAGUE CUP TEAM NEWS- Birmingham City v Stoke City (Tuesday, 1945 GMT)

    Birmingham will be without Chris Burke because of a hamstring problem, although the winger could be fit for Saturday's game with Charlton.

    Forward Jesse Lingard is also ruled out, while the club will monitor Tom Adeyemi and David Murphy.

    Stoke will assess winger Marko Arnautovic, who was forced off at Manchester United because of illness.

    Goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has started their League Cup ties this season and could again deputise for Asmir Begovic.

  26. 1701: 
    SNOOKER

    Defending champion Judd Trump goes out of the International Championship in Chengdu after losing 6-5 to Alan McManus.

    Trump, who beat Neil Robertson to win the title last season, suffered a last-64 exit this time around after a tight encounter with the Scot.

    Trump led 4-3 but McManus won the next two frames to edge in front before Trump levelled again to force a decider which McManus, the Masters champion, won to set up a meeting with Ryan Day.

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    FOOTBALL

    The head of Fifa's anti-racism task force says he was left "disheartened" after meeting "demoralised" black and ethnic minority players in England.

    Jeffrey Webb said many professionals believed they did not get opportunities to develop longer careers in the game.

    Webb, who met players including Reading's Jason Roberts, said: "The [English] game must reflect society and the community. It doesn't do so."

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    FOOTBALL
    Wilfried Zaha

    David Moyes admits that Wilfried Zaha is in contention to face Norwich despite not yet making his Premier League bow for the champions.

    Zaha has been linked with a possible loan switch away from United in January.

    "I just don't think we have had the right opportunity to get him on as much as would have liked," Moyes told the United website.

    "We don't want to put him in too quickly. We want to make it the right time. I've said I would look at it in January as I wanted to have him here for six months to see how we work."

    "It's not that Wilf has done anything wrong, it's just that we have big competition and we have to try to make sure he gets some playing time. Unfortunately, we haven't done that with Wilf and, if it's still the case in January, we would look at it. But he is very much in my plans and in my thoughts all the time."

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    Gary Anderson, BBC F1 technical analystFORMULA 1

    "Anybody who thinks Sebastian Vettel does not deserve his success is wrong. His title-clinching victory in the Indian Grand Prix was a perfect example of that.

    "To come from down in 17th in the way he did after his pit stop was exceptional.

    "What it proves is this: Whether he is running from the back or the front, Vettel can pull victories off. Yes, you need a good car to do that, and the Red Bull is exceptional, but you have to have a good driver in it as well."

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    Kenny Wheeler: Robbie fowler pleading with the referee that he should not be given a penalty after jumping over David Seaman vs Arsenal.

    Thomas Broadley: The bizarre Ian Bell run out controversy against India has to be right up there in terms of sportsmanship and the lack of it!

    UnSimpleSimon: Hazard kicking the Swansea ball boy, who tried his reverse hand of God by not letting ball go.

    On the back of England cricketer Stuart Broad saying he does not regret not walking after an edge in the first Test against Australia and Norwich striker Leroy Fer saying his goal in the draw with Cardiff should have counted, we are asking for your moments of sportsmanship or gamesmanship in sport.

    Tweet #bbcsportsday, share your views on BBC Sport Facebook or text via 81111

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    Piers Newbery, BBC SportSQUASH
    Squash World Championship

    "England's Nick Matthew is the first of the leading names to progress as the men's World Championship gets under way in Manchester. Fourth seed Matthew, looking for his third world title, beat Egypt's Zahed Mohamed 11-5 11-4 11-4.

    "Fellow Englishman James Willstrop, seeded third, plays later on Monday, as do top seeds Ramy Ashour of Egypt and Gregory Gaultier of France. There is live coverage on the BBC from the quarter-finals, which begin on Thursday."

  32. 1610: 
    WHEELCHAIR TENNIS

    Gordon Reid and Andy Lapthorne both enjoyed success at the Nottingham Indoor Wheelchair Tennis tournament.

    World number four Reid won his second men's singles title in three years, while fellow Briton Lapthorne retained his quad singles crown.

    Reid defeated Dutch top seed and world number three Maikel Scheffers - who he lost to in last year's final - 6-3 6-3.

    Lapthorne was a comfortable 6-2 6-1 winner over another Briton, Antony Cotterill.

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    FOOTBALL
    Kieran Trippier celebrates his second goal for Burnley at Doncaster

    Manager Sean Dyche believes his Burnley side can cope with the pressure of going top of the Championship.

    A 2-0 win last Tuesday, their seventh victory in 10 league games, sent the Clarets to the summit.

    But, given their excellent start to the campaign, boss Dyche told BBC Radio Lancashire that his team have been seen as a scalp for some time.

    "People have been recognising us as a fair side already. I think the players are getting used to that," he said.

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    RUGBY UNION

    South Africa have recalled Toulon lock Bakkies Botha for their northern hemisphere tour that kicks off against Wales in Cardiff on 9 November.

    Botha and centre Jacque Fourie also return having last played for the Springboks at the 2011 World Cup.

    Coach Heyneke Meyer has also named uncapped hooker Scarra Ntubeni, prop Frans Malherbe, lock Pieter-Steph du Toit and scrum-half Louis Schreuder.

    Captain Jean de Villiers' side also face Scotland and France in November.

  35. 1547: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    Great Britain has withdrawn from the bidding process to host the World Equestrian Games in 2018.

    The British Equestrian Federation wrote to the International Federation for Equestrian Sports and spoke of "considerable regret" at the decision.

    They added there was not time to secure funding and identify a host venue by 15 November, the deadline for formal bids.

    Bids are set to come from Wellington and Kentucky in the United States and Bromont-Montreal in Canada.

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    RUGBY UNION

    Ulster pair Roger Wilson and Andrew Trimble are among four players called into Ireland's squad for the games with Samoa, Australia and New Zealand.

    Back-row Wilson and wing Trimble are drafted in by coach Joe Schmidt along with Munster lock Donncha O'Callaghan and Leinster prop Martin Moore.

    The quartet come in because of injury doubts over four players.

    Paul O'Connell, Keith Earls, Declan Fitzpatrick and Cian Healy have sat out training at Carton House.

  37. 1530: 
    FOOTBALL

    Notts County chief executive Jim Rodwell tells BBC East Midlands Today that he has turned to the players for help in identifying the best candidate to replace Chris Kiwomya at Meadow Lane.

    The 43-year-old was sacked as Magpies boss following Saturday's 1-0 home defeat against Preston North End.

    Kiwomya's successor will be the seventh manager hired by the League One club since Rodwell took over as CEO in February 2010.

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    Nick Main: Klose scored with his hand last year, the goal was given, then he admitted he handled it and the goal was ruled out.

    Jack Bland: Gotta be Di Canio catching the ball instead of heading into an open goal as Paul Gerrard lay injured.

    Gregory P: Marray admitting to touching the net, giving the point to his opponents in the Wimbledon final was a big act of sportsmanship.

    On the back of England cricketer Stuart Broad saying he does not regret not walking after an edge in the first Test against Australia and Norwich striker Leroy Fer saying his goal in the draw with Cardiff should have counted, we are asking for your moments of sportsmanship or gamesmanship in sport.

    Tweet #bbcsportsday, share your views on BBC Sport Facebook or text via 81111

  39. 1510: 
    FOOTBALL
    Kyle Walker

    Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker signs a new contract committing his future to the club until 2019.

    Voted young Player of the Year by the Professional Football Association in 2012, Walker has made a total of 112 appearances in Spurs' colours, scoring twice.

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    FOOTBALL
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    RUGBY LEAGUE
    New Zealand captain Simon Mannering (centre) scores a try during his side's win over Samoa

    Captain Simon Mannering believes holders New Zealand can recover from a "rusty" opening display after beating Samoa 42-24 in their first group match of the 2013 World Cup.

    They almost surrendered a 36-4 lead, conceding four unanswered tries in quick succession in the second half.

    "There's the initial disappointment of the performance, but there's nothing to get deflated about," said Mannering.

    "There's still a long way to go in the tournament."

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    FOOTBALL

    Blackpool are considering appealing the sending off to Jack Robinson despite Alex Rae claiming the defender has learnt a valuable lesson, reports the Blackpool Gazette.

    The 19-year-old faces a three match ban after a straight red-card for his part in the follow-up to Blackburn Rovers striker DJ Campbell's heavy challenge on Pool keeper Matt Gilks.

    While assistant boss Rae defended the Liverpool loan man, he feels it was an incident he should have kept well away from.

    "I've looked at the sending off and from what I can see, Jack didn't do anything," said Rae.

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    RUGBY LEAGUE

    West Yorkshire Sport: England's Sam Burgess given one match ban for high tackle v Australia. Can appeal before 11am Tuesday. Wakefield's Paul Aiton (Papua New Guinea) also given one match suspension for high tackle v France.

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    RUGBY LEAGUE

    London Broncos' Scotland hooker, Ben Fisher, has announced he will retire at the end of the Rugby League World Cup.

    Fisher is in coach Steve McCormack's 19-man squad for Tuesday's opening game against Tonga at Workington.

    But the Sydney-born 32-year-old will end his career after adding to his 12 caps for Scotland.

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    FOOTBALL

    OptaJoe: 23 - Mohamed Diame has fired in more shots than any other player who has yet to score in the 13/14 @premierleague. Lash.

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    Stefan Kiessling scores

    The fine line between sportsmanship and professionalism is often a delicate one to tread.

    England cricketer Stuart Broad says he does not regret not walking when umpire Aleem Dar failed to spot an edge in the first Test against Australia in the summer.

    While in football, Norwich City striker Leroy Fer believes his disallowed goal in the 0-0 draw with Cardiff should have counted and Hoffenheim's call for their Bundesliga game against Bayer Leverkusen to be replayed after the awarding of an incorrect goal has been rejected.

    What is the greatest act of sportsmanship you have seen in sport? What have you seen people get away with in regards to bending the rules in search of a result?

    Tweet #bbcsportsday, share your views on BBC Sport Facebook or text via 81111

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    FOOTBALL

    Hull fans group City Till We Die will meet owner Assem Allam on Friday to debate his proposal to rename the club Hull Tigers.

    Allam revealed in the summer he wanted to rebrand the club and ditch the current Hull City AFC moniker, which has stood for 109 years.

    He angered fans when he claimed that it was a "lousy identity" and that the 'City' suffix was "common".

    A statement from the group read: "City Till We Die campaigners will be urging Dr Allam to reconsider his decision to change Hull City's 109-year-old name, explaining that it is an important part of the local community, and that a rebrand to "Hull Tigers" is not necessary to market the club more successfully."

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    SCOTTISH FOOTBALL
    Tynecastle

    A court hearing in Lithuania which could prove crucial to Hearts' hopes of escaping administration is delayed for a second time.

    The hearing to appoint a bankruptcy administrator to the club's 50 per cent shareholder UBIG was due to take place on Monday after being postponed on Friday.

    However, the judge hearing the case has been seconded to another matter and the hearing has been pushed back a further 24 hours.

    Hearts cannot complete a pence-in-the-pound Company Voluntary Arrangement with their creditors and exit administration until UBIG has appointed its own administrator.

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    RUGBY UNION

    London Wasps director of rugby Dai Young praises fly-half Andy Goode for his match-winning performance against Leicester Tigers.

    The 33-year-old kicked 17 points as Wasps beat the champions 22-12.

    Young told BBC London 94.9: "In tight games, the experience and know-how of how to win is hugely valuable.

    "He showed that in abundance and his kicking was very good. He really stood up and he led. He deserves all the plaudits he gets."

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    LEAGUE CUP PREVIEW- Birmingham City v Stoke City (Tuesday, 1945 GMT)

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes ahead of his side's Capital One Cup trip to Birmingham on Tuesday:

    "We will be strong on Tuesday - I always pick strong sides for cup games. It's a competition that we want to progress in.

    "I will make changes ... but there will be 11 players on the pitch who have the capabilities of hurting Birmingham and winning the game.

    "I would love nothing more than to take Stoke to the final of the Capital One Cup. That was the aim at the start of the season."

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    LEAGUE CUP TEAM NEWS- Arsenal v Chelsea (Tuesday, 1945 GMT)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is expected to rest many of his first-team regulars and instead give a run-out to fringe players.

    Mikel Arteta serves a one-game ban, while Mathieu Flamini is set to miss out with a groin problem.

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will also rotate his squad for the Blues' second match in three days.

    Juan Mata, David Luiz, Michael Essien and Mark Schwarzer are likely to get a chance to impress in Tuesday's game.

  52. 1350: 
    QUESTION OF SPORT

    So we have left you waiting long enough. If you haven't got the answer to the Question of Sport teaser by now, you probably never will.

    Today's #QSTeaser from @QofS_Official: Since 2000, which seven teams have appeared in Baseball's World Series on more than one occasion?

    The answers are… Cardinals, Giants, Phillies, Rangers, Red Sox, Tigers and Yankees.

  53. 1345:  
    Piers Newbery, BBC SportSQUASH
    Gregory Gaultier

    The first round of the men's world championships gets under way in Manchester today, with Egypt's Ramy Ashour looking to retain his title and extend an 18-month winning streak. England's Nick Matthew and James Willstrop are expected to challenge, but fiery Frenchman Gregory Gaultier (pictured right during practice) is the man in form after winning the US Open last week.

    "Hopefully I'm going to really peak this week," said the world number two. "I think I'm really mature now. At 30 years old, to improve it's just really small details. But these small details are the difference between number one and number two and number three.

    "I think I'm close to my top form, I just can't wait to play Ramy again. I'm really up for it, but I'm not seeing myself in the final. If you try to think too far ahead you might relax too much."

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    FOOTBALL
    Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

    Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva tells the Liverpool Echo Luis Suarez is a man on a mission to bring Champions League football back to Anfield.

    The Uruguay striker scored a hat-trick in Saturday's 4-1 thrashing of West Brom.

    "What he did last season for us and what he's done already this season just shows why the club wanted to keep him so much," the Brazilian tells the Echo.

    "Luis is one of the top five best players in the world and he wants to be there in the big games. That's why he's so committed to this team - he wants to put Liverpool back in the Champions League."

  55. 1336: 
    GOLF

    New Zealand's 16-year-old golfing prodigy Lydia Ko is granted full membership to the LPGA Tour from the start of the 2014 season as the governing body waive the age limit clause.

    Ko, who was born in South Korea and moved to New Zealand when she was six, was the youngest player to win a professional tournament when she clinched the New South Wales Open in Sydney aged 14.

    Her mother Tina had confirmed earlier this month that her daughter had asked the LPGA for an exemption. Ko formally announced her decision to turn pro last week via social media.

    The LPGA Tour has an 18-year-old age requirement for membership but commissioner Mike Whan says they have made an exception for Ko.

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    Jonathan Flynn: I actually also think the crowd can inspire the players but then the players have to respond to keep the crowd with them!

    Punt With Paddy: Supporters pay their hard earned wages to provide AVB with resources & are entitled to voice their feelings on the performance.

    Mehran Ebrahimi: Fans criticise players/managers! Why cant Managers do the same towards the fans?

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boascriticised the home support after their win over Hull at the weekend. We are asking are his comments right? Tweet #bbcsportsday, share your views on BBC Sport Facebook or text via 81111.

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    FOOTBALL

    Ashley Williams is relieved to have finally made his return from injury against West Ham, and the Swansea captain declares himself ready for Sunday's south Wales derby at Cardiff.

    The Wales centre-half, 29, had not played for five weeks due to a niggling ankle ligament problem, missing eight games in total for club and country.

    "I felt good, it was a tough test for the ankle, but it stood up to it, so I was pleased," he said.

    "It's a massive game for obvious reasons, but we knew we had to concentrate on the West Ham game first. It was important, but now we can look ahead."

  58. 1320: 
    LEAGUE CUP TEAM NEWS- Burnley v West Ham (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)
    Burnley winger Junior Stanislas

    Former West Ham winger Junior Stanislas is in line to face his former club on Tuesday.

    Stanislas has been a key League Cup performer for Burnley despite failing to secure a regular league starting berth.

    Ricardo Vaz Te dislocated his shoulder against Swansea, meaning Carlton Cole could make his first start since rejoining West Ham.

    Matt Taylor, George McCartney and Leo Chambers are also in contention.

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    Russell, Grantham, on text via 81111 (UK users only): I was at the Spurs game yesterday and the last game after a European away game we lost 3-0 so we were concerned that the travelling had an effect on the squad. The Andros Townsend incident didn't help the atmosphere either. We also, as a performance, had nothing to sing about and maybe the lack of creativity at home matches is the reason for this!

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas criticised the home support after their win over Hull at the weekend. We are asking are his comments right? Tweet #bbcsportsday, share your views on BBC Sport Facebook or text via 81111.

  60. 1309: 
    FOOTBALL - DONE DEAL

    Crewe sign George Evans on loan from Manchester City until 3 February.

    The 18-year-old has joined the League One side having yet to make a professional appearance since signing a full-time deal at the Etihad in 2012.

    The Cheadle-born midfielder has played for England at Under-16 and Under-17 level, and last year faced Germany in a friendly for the Under-19 side.

    He arrives at Gresty Road with the Alex 22nd in the table after a 3-1 defeat to Sheffield United at the weekend.

  61. 1305: 
    RUGBY UNION

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster confirms that prop Alex Corbisiero will not be fit for Saturday's match against Australia due to a knee injury.

  62. 1300: 
    RUGBY LEAGUE

    You can watch the highlights of yesterday's Rugby League World Cup action on BBC Two now, including New Zealand's win over Samoa and France's victory against Papa New Guinea.

  63. 1259: 
    FOOTBALL

    Alan Pardew admits he is facing a "testing" fortnight after becoming the first Newcastle manager to suffer back-to-back derby defeats since 1967, reports the Newcastle Journal.

    In the post-match press conference, following Sunderland's 2-1 win on Sunday, Pardew said: "I think we've got a group that's experienced and I thought last time round, it's different to this.

    "We've got a better group and I think we'll bounce back. But we've got two tough games and we've got to make sure we're solid because these are two or three games that are going to test us."

  64. 1250: 
    FOOTBALL
    Serge Gnabry

    Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry agrees a new "long-term contract" at the Emirates Stadium.

    The 18-year old Germany youth international scored his first senior goal for the club in the 2-1 Premier League victory over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium in September - a week after making his full Premier League debut against Stoke City.

    Arsenal have not revealed the length of the new deal but have said it is a "long-term contract".

    Manager Arsene Wenger said: "We signed Serge Gnabry because I believe that he will be a great player. He's nearly there now, and competes for a regular place in the team in the Premier League."

  65. 1245: 
    EUROPEAN FOOTBALL

    Forty-eight people are injured as fans clash outside the Dragao stadium before Sunday's Portuguese Premier League game between Porto and Sporting, police said on Monday.

    About one hundred fans were involved in the pre-match disturbances and were taken to a police station, but then released.

    "In a very cohesive and organised way, the group provoked the violence and forced their entry near the stadium's gate 25," the police said in a statement.

  66.  
    GET INVOLVED- #bbcsportsday

    Tunde Akere: Good for the fans to back their team. But the players also have to put up above average performance to motivate the fans.

    Antony Walker: At Anfield I think that day trippers & increased prices keep away proper fans and has had a big impact on the atmosphere!

    Paul McClung: Spurs fans need to take a leaf out of the scots book sing no matter what the result is as the team has earned it.

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas criticised the home support after their win over Hull at the weekend. We are asking are his comments right? Tweet #bbcsportsday, share your views on BBC Sport Facebook or text via 81111.

  67. 1231: 
    RUGBY UNION

    Glasgow Warriors scrum-half Niko Matawalu and Munster counterpart Conor Murray have been cited after Friday's win by the Irish side at Scotstoun.

    Matawalu is accused of biting lock Donncha O'Callaghan, while Murray allegedly struck Matawalu.

    The Rabodirect Pro12 has announced that a hearing will be held before an independent RaboDirect PRO12 disciplinary committee.

    A date for the hearing has yet to be announced.

  68. 1225: 
    EQUESTRIANISM

    Great Britain withdraws from the bidding process to host the FEI World Equestrian Games in 2018.

    The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) confirmed it had been notified by the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) that it would not be submitting a formal bid.

    BEF secretary general Andrew Finding admitted his "considerable regret" at the withdrawal in a letter to his counterpart at the FEI Ingmar De Vos,explaining there was no enough time to secure the necessary funding and identify a host venue by 15 November,, the deadline for formal bids to be made.

    Those bids are now set to come from Wellington and Kentucky in the United States and Bromont/Montreal in Canada.

  69. 1222: 
    EUROPEAN FOOTBALL

    Bayer Leverkusen's 2-1 Bundesliga win over Hoffenheim last week helped by a phantom goal will not be replayed despite the ball going in through a hole in the netting, Germany's sports court said on Monday.

    Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling's 70th-minute header flew just wide of the post and hit the side netting but went through a hole and ended up in the goal.

    Referee Felix Brych awarded a goal after consulting his assistant, putting Leverkusen 2-0 ahead at the time.

    Hoffenheim appealed against the result and the incident re-ignited the debate over the possible use of goalline technology in Germany.

  70. 1216: 
    FOOTBALL

    Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has taken his fair share of criticism since moving to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool in January 2011 for £50m.

    Many Blues fans have kept the faith though and here BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty tells us why the Spaniard's recent revival has substance.

  71. 1208: 
    RUGBY UNION

    Worcester director of rugby Dean Ryan says they have not discussed relegation despite being eight points adrift at the foot of the Premiership table.

    Warriors were beaten 40-6 by Exeter Chiefs at the weekend and have now lost all six league matches this season.

    "Relegation hasn't been mentioned yet," he told BBC Hereford & Worcester.

    "We've had six games. There's 16 left and there are two clubs just ahead of us on 10 points - relegation shouldn't even be part of the conversation."

  72. 1203: 
    RUGBY UNION

    BBC Radio Wales have Wales and Lions coach Warren Gatland live in studio with @simondavies45 on their nightly #rwsport tonight from 19:00 GMT.

    He is taking questions from Twitter - ask questions to @BBCRadioWales and use the hashtag #askgats".

  73. 1158: 
    FOOTBALL
    Scotland v Croatia

    The Scottish Football Association faces disciplinary action from Fifa after Croatia fans set off a flare during this month's World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park.

    Travelling supporters fired the flare on to the track around the pitch during the Group A encounter on 15 October.

    They also let off smoke bombs during the match - won 2-0 by Scotland - but the SFA could be punished along with the Croatian federation because it was responsible for security at the game.

    A Fifa spokesperson told Press Association Sport: "We can confirm disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the SFA and the Croatian Football -Federation for incidents reported during the preliminary -competition match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil between Scotland and Croatia on October 15.

    "As the proceedings are ongoing we cannot comment further."

  74. 1153: 
    FOOTBALL

    Wigan boss Owen Coyle praised the maturity of goalkeeper Lee Nicholls, 21, after he made a number of saves on his Championship debut at Charlton.

    Regular keeper Scott Carson went over on his ankle in the warm-up so Nicholls only had a short time to prepare.

    "He took his crosses, he came and looked a real man and that is great for the football club," said Coyle.

    "He was outstanding. To get a shut-out - ordinarily with the chances we create that would result in three points."

  75. 1149: 
    FOOTBALL
    England captain Bobby Moore

    Never can there have been more of a certainty for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award than the winner in 1966.

    England captain Bobby Moore was handed the award after guiding his country to World Cup glory.

    In keeping with the recognition of World Cup achievement, the England team were also named Team of the Year and Portugal striker Eusebio claimed the Overseas Personality award.

    As BBC Sport celebrates 60 years of Sports Personality of the Year, we visit the archives to remember the achievements of all the previous winners. Have a look at Moore receiving the honour here.

  76. 1145: 
    FOOTBALL

    Opta stats give the five Premier League strikers with the best goals to game ratio. Any guesses?

    OptaJoe: 5 - Top 5 games/goal PL history 1 Henry 1.47, 2 Van Nistelrooy 1.58, 3. Shearer 1.7, 4 Aguero 1.71, 5 Benteke 1.78. Prolific.

  77. 1141: 
    FOOTBALL

    Everton midfielder Leon Osman has not given up hope of an England recall and wants to add to his two caps.

    England manager Roy Hodgson was present to see him come off the bench to score one and set up the other for Romelu Lukaku in the 2-0 win at Aston Villa.

    "I couldn't have asked for much more. I was involved in the first goal and I scored the second, so it's pleasing when games go like that," he told evertontv.

    "I didn't know Roy Hodgson was here. I was concentrating on the match. Obviously, I'm English and I'm still wanting to play. If the call came I'd be delighted, but I'm not going to get too carried away with things that aren't taking place on the pitch."

  78.  
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    Alex Oswald on text via 81111: AVB has made a huge mistake. The fans are fickle he's right, and they wont think twice about turning on him, the squad is more important than him, a lot more talented, and is beginning to appear more tactically adaptable.

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas said the White Hart Lane home support was like an away game after his side's win over Hull City. What do you make of his comments?

    Tweet #bbcsportsday, share your views on BBC Sport Facebook or text via 81111 (UK users only).

  79. 1128: 
    JOE HART BLUNDERS
    Joe Hart

    Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart made the headlines for the wrong reasons again after his defensive mix-up with Matija Nastasic allowed Fernando Torres to grab a 2-1 victory for Chelsea.

    Unfortunately for the England international he has recent form for embarrassing blunders.

    Southampton 3 Manchester City 1 -February 9, 2013.

    Two inexplicable mistakes led to two goals that allowed Southampton to claim a valuable victory over City at St Mary's.

    Hart first failed to cover for Gareth Barry when the midfielder allowed Jason Puncheon in on goal, and he then dropped a shot from Rickie Lambert to allow Steven Davis to poke home an easy tap-in.

  80. 1125: 
    RUGBY UNION

    Australia back James O'Connor is expected to sign a contract with England Premiership side London Irish having been released from his Australian Rugby Union contract this month.

    The 23-year-old, capped 44 times by his country, has been involved in several disciplinary issues, including being escorted out of Perth Airport for drunken behaviour last month, and was unwanted by any of Australia's five Super Rugby franchises after being dumped by the Melbourne Rebels.

    "He's a world-class player, he's a terrific kid and I'm sure that will all be unveiled at the front end of this week," London Irish coach Brian Smith was reported as saying on Sunday by the Sydney Morning Herald.

  81. 1119: 
    Question of Sport

    Quiz time.

    Grab a cup of tea, take a break from the weather news and test your grey matter on American sport....

    Today's #QSTeaser from @QofS_Official: Since 2000, which seven teams have appeared in Baseball's World Series on more than one occasion?

    We will give you the answer here on BBC Sportsday later.

  82. 1114: 
    LEAGUE CUP PREVIEW- Burnley v West Ham (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    West Ham suffer another injury blow after Ricardo Vaz Te dislocated his shoulder against Swansea on Sunday.

    Portugal striker Vaz Te had to go off during the first half of the goalless draw at the Liberty Stadium and faces a spell on the sidelines.

    Boss Sam Allardyce is already without his main striker Andy Carroll, who has yet to play this season due to a foot injury.

    Carlton Cole, who came on as a second-half substitute at Swansea, is in line to make his first start since re-signing for the Hammers when they travel to Burnley in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

  83. 1106: 
    LEAGUE CUP PREVIEW- Manchester United v Norwich City (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Many people look down on the importance of the Capital Once Cup these days with Champions League, league football and the FA Cup often taking priority.

    But Manchester United defender Patrice Evra insists it is still a big trophy and admits the competition holds special memories for him.

    "The League Cup is a big trophy for me - it's the first one I won (in 2006) when I joined," he told manutd.com ahead of Tuesday's fourth-round visit of Norwich.

    "I remember saying to the boss (Sir Alex Ferguson) when we got on the bus after the final 'This is fantastic, after two months, I've won a trophy!".

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    John Burgess: I was there yesterday and the crowd was subdued, maybe a combination of Hull's stout defence and the sideways movement of the Spurs team - we were at home and had 5 in midfield, improved a bit when Defoe and Eriksen came on, but the team also needs to give us something to shout about!

    We are asking whether Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas was right to criticise his side's supporters after their win at home to Hull on Saturday? Share your views on BBC Sport Facebook, Twitter #bbcsportsday or text via 81111 (UK users only).

  85. 1051: 
    RUGBY LEAGUE
    Sonny Bill Williams

    How gutted would you be? Clean through in a World Cup, no one around you, only to slip at the last minute on a damp bit of grass and miss out on a try....

    New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams had the opportunity to put his side further ahead in their Rugby League World Cup match against Samoa on Sunday, but fell just before planting the ball.

    Despite a late comeback from Samoa, current holders New Zealand went on to win the match 42-24 as they began the defence of their world crown.

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    Stuart Mackay: Important word is supporters, they're supposed to support the team, not boo when the game is still there for the taking.

    Avigat Patel: I'm a Spurs fan and I totally agree with AVB. We've bought in new talent, who needs time to gel. We have to help them to so.

    Joe Richards: Definitely the supporters. They shouldn't have to see a good performance to make some noise and back the team.

    After Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas said his side's 1-0 win over Hull on Saturday felt like an away game, we are asking is it down to the team or supporters to create a good atmosphere? Tweet via #bbcsportsday, share your views on BBC Sport Facebook or text on 81111 (UK users only).

  87. 1040: 
    FORMULA 1

    Is Sebastian Vettel amongst the greatest ever Formula 1 drivers?

    Vettel claimed his fourth successive World Championship on Sunday by winning the Indian Grand Prix, and now has 36 wins at the age of just 26, while Michael Schumacher retired at the end of 2012 with a record of 91 wins and seven titles.

    Schumacher recently told the BBC he would be "happy" if his compatriot went on to break his records.

  88. 1033: 
    JOE HART BLUNDERS
    Joe Hart and Vincent Kompany

    Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart made the headlines for the wrong reasons again after his defensive mix-up with Matija Nastasic allowed Fernando Torres to grab a 2-1 victory for Chelsea.

    Unfortunately for the England international he has recent form for embarrassing blunders.

    Manchester City 1-1 Blackburn- September 11, 2010.

    Patrick Vieira would score in the second half to rescue Manchester City a point from this Premier League game but they could have taken all three had Hart not made an early blunder.

    He rushed off his line and out of his box beyond a frozen Kolo Toure before missing Morten Gamst Pedersen's long ball over the top. Nikola Kalinic was on hand to score with ease.

  89. 1027: 
    TENNIS

    Serena Williams's coach Patrick Mouratoglou says the world number one can do even better next year.

    Williams retained the WTA Championships on Sunday, her 11th title of the season, to improve her 2013 record to 78 wins with only four defeats.

    "We've spoken about 2014 already with goals to do better than this year because I think it is possible," Mouratoglou told BBC Sport.

  90. 1020: 
    CRICKET

    Former England paceman Simon Jones has failed in his efforts to get a Twenty20 contract with Glamorgan next season.

    The 34-year-old helped them to the final of the YB40 at Lord's, where they lost to Nottinghamshire.

    But Jones played just one match in the shorter format because of injury.

  91. 1014: 
    FOOTBALL

    Uefa president Michel Platini wants the World Cup expanded from 32 to 40 teams.

    The 58-year-old has proposed the move after Fifa president Sepp Blatter suggested more countries from Africa and Asia should qualify at the expense of those from Europe.

    "Instead of taking away some European [nations], we have to go to 40 teams in the World Cup," Platini told The Times.

  92.  
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    Norwich City's outspoken director Delia Smith waves as she hugs a fan after her speech to the fans in 2005.

    Tom Oxley: There's only one way to rally home support properly - AVB needs to learn from a legend and tackle the issue Delia stylee!

    Ben Clarke: Both. If the team is playing well, it makes the fans happy & louder, which makes a better atmosphere.

    George Craven: Spurs fans need to stop being so fickle and accept AVB's constructive criticism. He wants to win as much as we do.

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas said the home support at White Hart Lane made their 1-0 win over Hull feel like an away game for his side on Saturday afternoon. It is down to the team or supporters to create a good atmosphere at a match?

    Let us know on Twitter, via #bbcsportsday or on the BBC Sport Facebook page, or on text via 81111.

  93. 0957: 
    RUGBY LEAGUE
    New Zealand Haka

    We love a bit of sporting war cries here at BBC Sport towers on a Monday morning, but who has the best?

    You can watch New Zealand and Samoa face-off in a stirring war cry battle before their opening game in the Rugby League World Cup on the BBC Sport website.

    The Kiwis opened the exchange with a new Haka cry and the Samoan team responded with their own war dance called the Siva Tau.

    Current holders New Zealand went on the win the match to begin the defence of their World Cup crown with a victory.

  94. 0950: 
    SPORT HIT BY THE STORM - LATEST

    A few of you are asking about sports events that have been postponed or abandoned so far on Twitter and Facebook. We will keep you updated throughout the day via Sportsday.

    The first match to be postponed by the weather is in the Skrill Conference South between Boreham Wood and Maidenhead United due to a large falling tree in the club's car park, the damage to their astro pitch and other consequential wind damage.

    For all the latest on the storm passing through England and Wales head to the BBC News website

  95. 0937: 
    RUGBY UNION

    Munster scrum-half Conor Murray is a doubt for Ireland's November series after being cited for striking with the elbow during Friday's win over Glasgow.

    If found guilty at Wednesday's hearing, Murray could be banned for eight weeks, ruling him out of Ireland's tests with Samoa, Australia and New Zealand.

    Ulster's Paul Marshall may be called in to the Irish squad as a replacement.

  96. 0929:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveASHES BUILD-UP
    England cricketer Stuart Broad

    England cricketer Stuart Broad tells Michael Vaughan that he would not walk if he edged behind again in the next Ashes. Hear more in Stuart Broad Uncovered on Monday night (28 October) from 2100 GMT on 5 live sport.

    In the first Test of the summer Ashes series at Trent Bridge, the fast bowler edged a ball from spinner Ashton Agar to Michael Clarke at first slip but did not walk after umpire Aleem Dar gave him not out.

  97. 0923: 
    CRICKET

    New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder compiled a well-crafted century in his first match since surviving an assault that left him in a coma with serious head injuries.

    The 29-year-old hit 22 boundaries on his way to 117 on debut for Otago against his former team Wellington on Monday.

    The burly left-hander spent almost a week in hospital in late March after an incident outside a Christchurch bar left him with a fractured skull and rib injuries. He was kept in an induced coma for more than two days.

  98. 0920: 
    FOOTBALL

    Zenit St Petersburg striker Hulk has promised not to celebrate if he scores in his first return to old club Porto.

    The Brazil international is expected to start for the Russian side in next Wednesday's Champions League trip.

    A statue of the 27-year-old stands in Porto's museum after he helped them win domestic and European honours before joining Zenit in a £32m move last year.

  99. 0914:  
    Cornelius Lysaght, BBC horse racing correspondentHORSE RACING

    "There's no racing in Britain today after the planned fixture at Redcar was called off at a second inspection following heavy rain. Bangor and Leicester were abandoned earlier, again because of waterlogging."

  100. 0911: 
    FOOTBALL
    Sunderland fan dressed as a horse

    The police horse who was punched by a Newcastle United fan during the violence which followed last season's derby was back on duty for this weekend's Tyne-Wear clash, welcomed by a team of Sunderland fans dressed as horses.

    Bud, of the West Yorkshire force, was hit in the face by a supporter in the wake of Newcastle's 3-0 defeat by Sunderland at St James' Park in April.

    A West Yorkshire Police spokesman confirmed that Bud was fit and well ahead of his return to action.

    'Bud is due to attend the Tyne-Wear derby this weekend along with other horses from the West Yorkshire Police Mounted Section,' he confirmed.

  101. 0903: 
    HORSE RACING

    Racing at Redcar has been abandoned due to a waterlogged track. Racing at Bangor and Leicester was also abandoned earlier due to the weather.

    Eighteen-time champion jockey AP McCoy had been due to have three rides at the Welsh course as he closes in on a landmark 4,000th career win.

    The Northern Irishman, 11 wins away from the milestone, is next booked to ride at Ffos Las in Wales on Tuesday.

    We have no news as yet of any football postponements but if we do we will bring it to you here first.

    For all the latest on the storm passing through England and Wales head to the BBC News website

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    GET INVOLVED- #bbcsportsday

    Graeme Anderson: AVB has said something most managers are afraid of saying. The home crowd plays an important role... the 12th man.

    Rich Atkins: AVB is correct. White Hart Lane is a negative place, but we have high expectations. Victim of the quality football we ARE capable of!

    Matt Allen: I actually agree with AVB. The Lane needs to be a tough place to go, & us fans play a huge role in that. Yesterday was a one off.

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas said the home support at White Hart Lane made their 1-0 win over Hull feel like an away game for his side on Sunday afternoon.

    Is it down to the team or supporters to create a good atmosphere at a match? Does it work both ways?

    Let us know on Twitter, via #bbcsportsday or on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  103. 0845: 
    FORMULA 1
    Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel said he was "overwhelmed" to win his fourth consecutive world title, after victory in Sunday's Indian Grand Prix.

    The German is the only the fourth man to become a four-time champion, after Juan Manuel Fangio, Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher.

    "I'm speechless - I don't know what to say. It's one of the best days of my life so far," he said.

  104. 0837: 
    SPORT HIT BY THE STORM - LATEST

    A few of you are asking about sports events that have been postponed or abandoned so far on Twitter and Facebook. We will keep you updated throughout the day via Sportsday.

    So far only race meetings at Bangor and Leicester have been abandoned, we have no news as yet of any football postponements but if we do we will bring it to you here first.

    For all the latest on the storm passing through England and Wales head to the BBC News website

  105. 0829:  
    Cornelius Lysaght, BBC horse racing correspondentHORSE RACING

    "Today's Flat racing fixture at Redcar is subject to a second inspection at 9am. The track is currently race-able, but the forecast is for further heavy rain.

    "If it survives, it'll be the sole British meeting as Bangor and Leicester are already off because the courses are waterlogged."

  106. 0823: 
    LATEST GOSSIP

    Manchester United are keeping a close eye on how Gareth Bale, 24, adapts to life at Real Madrid with view to a shock move for the Welshman next year. (Metro)

    Arsenal, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are in competition for Olympiakos's Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou, 25, who has scored 14 goals in 14 games. (Daily Star)

    Chelsea will test Manchester United's desire to keep hold of in-form Wayne Rooney, 28, with a new £35m bid in January. (Metro)

  107.  
    GET INVOLVED
    Andre Villas-Boas

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas said the home support at White Hart Lane made their 1-0 win over Hull feel like an away game for his side on Sunday afternoon.

    "We have a wonderful set of fans but they can do better. We don't need the negativity of today," said the Spurs boss.

    Is it a fair comment to be made by the manager? Or is it down the team to create a good atmosphere at a match? Does it work both ways?

    Let us know on Twitter, via #bbcsportsday or on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  108. 0814: 
    FOOTBALL

    Fabio Borini's late strike helped Sunderland beat Newcastle and secure a first win of the season to lift them off the bottom of the Premier League.

    The home side took the lead when striker Steven Fletcher headed in Adam Johnson's cross after five minutes.

    But Johnson then left Mathieu Debuchy unchallenged to slot home a second-half equaliser after Hatem Ben Arfa's effort flew across goal.

    With six minutes left, substitute Borini struck from 20 yards to win it.

  109. 0810: 
    HORSE RACING

    The weather has already had an effect on today's horse racing meetings as Bangor and Leicester have both been abandoned due to waterlogged tracks.

    There will be an inspection at Redcar at 0900 GMT.

  110. 0806: 
    FOOTBALL
    Joe Hart

    Fernando Torres capitalised on a last-minute calamity in Manchester City's defence to give Chelsea victory at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

    Sergio Aguero's stunning equaliser looked to have given the visitors a point until a breakdown in communications between goalkeeper Joe Hart and central defender Matija Nastasic allowed Torres to pounce and send Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho into the crowd in celebration.

  111.  

    Good morning and welcome to Sportsday Live from the BBC Sport Centre in a wet and windy Salford Quays.

    We will bring you all the sports news and possible postponements with the atrocious weather that is sweeping across the UK ahead of a busy week of sport, as well as updates from the major sporting events around the world, but first we begin with the latest stories.

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