Sportsday - Tuesday 17 December as it happened

League Cup quarter-final build-up, Ashes reaction and the latest on Tottenham's managerial situation.

17 December 2013 Last updated at 07:33 GMT

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  1. 1850: 

    That's it for Sportsday Live for Tuesday. It will return at 08:00 GMT on Wednesday.

  2. 1845: 

    England manager Roy Hodgson tells BBC Sport he is "not unhappy" with the change of kick-off time for the opening match of next summer's World Cup against Italy, and says that while the Amazon rainforest city of Manaus is "not an ideal place for football", he is happy to play the two other matches close to Rio.

    More to follow on BBC Sport website, 5 live and News 24 throughout the evening.

  3. 1839: 

    A reminder that you can keep up to date with all of the night's football, including Leicester v Man City and Sunderland v Chelsea in the Capital One Cup on the BBC Sport website.

  4. 1828: 

    Gianfranco Zola would be a good choice as West Bromwich Albion's new boss after leaving Championship side Watford on Monday, says his former Chelsea team-mate Frank Sinclair.

    "It does fit," said Sinclair. "The way Gianfranco likes his teams to play is the same way West Brom play."

  5. 1817: 

    It's been an eventful week for football managers with Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas and Steve Clarke of West Brom among those to lose their jobs.

    But it seems that in the world of managerial departures, 'sacked' seems to be the hardest word and BBC Sport's Ben Dirs tries to get to the bottom of why.

  6. 1809: 

    Scotland centre Alex Grove has committed his future to Premiership club Worcester Warriors by signing a contract extension.

    The 26-year-old Worcester academy product's decision to commit is a big boost, with Dean Ryan's side locked at the foot of the table, with nine defeats in as many games.

    Grove made his Worcester debut in 2006 and has since made more than 100 appearances for the club and won three international caps.

  7. 1759:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveLEAGUE CUP- Leicester v Man City (kick-off 19:45 GMT)

    More about tonight's Capital One Cup quarter-final, the commentary match in 5 live Sport from 19:00 GMT. It is the 15th time that 1970 and 1976 champions City have reached the League Cup quarter-finals. They have won their last two matches at this stage, both against Arsenal.

    City have won six and drawn one of their last seven League Cup meetings with lower-division sides.

  8. 1749: 

    Olympiakos will have to close part of their ground for their first leg Champions League last-16 match against Manchester United after being punished by Uefa for racist conduct by their fans

    The Greek side will have to close the lower tier of the north stand of their stadium for the game on 25 February and have also been fined 30,000 euros following incidents during the group game against Anderlecht in December.

    Zenit St Petersburg were sanctioned for incidents during their 4-1 defeat at Austria Vienna and will have to close the area of the stadium which usually houses their ultras when they host Borussia Dortmund, also on 25 February.

  9. 1737: 

    Japan international midfielder Hiroki Yamada is training with Celtic this week.

    The 24-year-old plays with Jubilo Iwata in the J-League, and Celtic boss Neil Lennon spoke earlier this month about his desire to see the player in the flesh.

  10. 1730: 

    David Moyes has warned skipper Nemanja Vidic he cannot expect to walk straight back into the Manchester United team after two games out with a minor injury suffered in the Premier League defeat by Newcastle at Old Trafford on 7 December.

    "Nemanja is just about ready to play now," said Moyes. "But we have five centre-halves. We can use Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand and him.

    "There is competition for places there and you are going to have to play well to stay in the team."


    More of your comments on football's latest managerial vacancies. Keep your opinions coming in please, plus your views on the League Cup quarter-finals, to #bbcsportsday and the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Chris Parker: Yes Sannino doesn't have a great record but neither did Poch. before Southampton, give him a chance.

    Vivek Krishna: Any Everton fan mocking Moyes must be out of their mind. Lukaku and Deulofeu came because of the club doing well in past seasons.

    Paulie Plum: I think a lot of those jobless managers would be very reluctant to take on spurs. Levy's been ruthless with sacking managers

  12. 1715:  
    Cornelius Lysaght, BBC horse racing correspondentHORSE RACING

    "Jump racing's star steeplechaser Sprinter Sacre has recovered from a bug that ruled him out of a planned target early in the month, says trainer Nicky Henderson, and the horse is an intended runner in the Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton on 27 December."

  13. 1707: 

    Interim Spurs manager Tim Sherwood believes his side can get his reign off to a good start in Wednesday's League Cup quarter-final against West Ham.

    "When you lose your manager it's a change and you've got to listen to a different voice, but I'm hoping to get a few messages across in a short space of time so we can get a positive result against West Ham," he told the club's television channel.

    "It's a huge game, especially on the back of what they did to us at the Lane. It was disappointing. We have to get out there on the front foot and we have to impose ourselves on them as soon as we can during the game."

  14. 1655: 
    Tessa Worley crashes out in Courcheval

    Reigning world giant-slalom champion Tessa Worley will miss the Sochi Winter Olympics in February after crashing out of a World Cup slalom race in Courcheval and suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.

    The Frenchwoman's accident looked relatively innocuous until her right leg became tangled in safety netting. She was treated on the course before being airlifted to hospital in Nyon for an MRI scan .

    She is a medal contender for Sochi after claiming her eighth career World Cup giant slalom win in St Moritz on Sunday.

  15. 1648: 

    Ayr United's Michael Moffat has been served with a notice of complaint by the Scottish Football Association over allegations of betting on games involving his own team.

    He is accused of placing seven bets on six matches involving Ayr as well as an additional 150 bets on other games. The SFA stress there is no evidence to suggest Moffat has been involved in match-fixing or influencing results.

    He has until 24 December to respond to the charges, with a hearing set for Thursday 16 January. The rule breaches regarding bets on Ayr are alleged to have taken place between 3 August 2012 and 10 August 2013, with the others alleged to have taken place between 19 February 2012 and 1 September 2013.

  16. 1644: 
    LEAGUE CUP- Stoke v Manchester United (Wednesday 19:45 GMT)

    Stoke are still without Robert Huth, who is a fortnight away from returning from a knee operation.

    Manager Mark Hughes has to choose between his goalkeepers, with Thomas Sorensen having featured in the earlier rounds but Asmir Begovic his number-one choice for league matches.

  17. 1638: 
    LEAGUE CUP- Stoke v Manchester United (Wednesday 19:45 GMT)

    Manchester United will check on Javier Hernandez and Shinji Kawaga, who both missed the weekend win at Aston Villa, before naming their side for tomorrow's Capital One Cup quarter-final at Stoke, which will be the commentary match in 5 live Sport.

    The absence of Hernandez was due to a head injury suffered in training, whilst Kagawa had not fully recovered from having his stomach pumped 10 days previously. Nemanja Vidic could be available after two matches on the sidelines but Robin van Persie (thigh) and Michael Carrick (Achilles) are definitely out.

  18. 1626:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveLEAGUE CUP- Leicester v Man City (kick-off 19:45 GMT)

    More facts about tonight's 5 live League Cup commentary at the King Power Stadium, and this is the seventh appearance at this stage of the League Cup for hosts Leicester. They have progressed to the next round in five of their previous six attempts - losing to West Brom in a replay in 1969-70.

    No side has scored more goals in the tournament this season than the 13 notched by the Foxes, who have scored in their last 29 League Cup matches, amassing 68 goals in this run.

  19. 1616: 
    Jack Wilshere

    Wilshere, who has been charged with "making an offensive and/or insulting and/or abusive gesture, has until 1800 GMT on Wednesday to respond to the charge.

    He has been charged retrospectively by the FA under a new pilot project for potential 'not seen' incidents in Premier League matches.

    He could miss next Monday's game against Chelsea.

  20. 1605: 

    Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been charged by the Football Association over an alleged gesture made during the fixture with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

  21. 1601: 

    England flanker Tom Wood, 27, is one of five Northampton players to agree new terms. Christian Day, Sam Dickinson, Mike Haywood and Ben Nutley have also put pen to paper.

  22. 1558: 

    England international full-back Delon Armitage, 30, has signed a two-year contract extension to his Toulon contract, keeping him at the French Top 14 club until 2016.


    More of your comments on football's latest managerial vacancies. Keep your opinions coming in please, plus your views on the League Cup quarter-finals, to #bbcsportsday and the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Peter Collins: David Moyes: Keeping me at Everton gave them stability. Sorry, they are doing SO much better now you're gone!

    Yikawa Bitrus: Treating football as business is killing its beauty, David Moyes was right, stability is the key, Daniel Levy needs to be aware of that.

    James Wakefield: Disappointed to hear Giuseppe Sannino earmarked as new Watford manager, just carries no logic. Uninspiring record in Italy.

  24. 1544: 
    New Barnsley boss Danny Wilson

    New Barnsley boss Danny Wilson,appointed manager of the Championship's bottom side this afternoon, on his return to Oakwell: "Things have changed all over football whichever league you're in. This is a great challenge. In recent weeks the performances here have been very good, Micky Mellon has picked the reins up very well and we've got to take it on to another level.

    "You could throw a blanket over quite a lot of teams near the bottom, we've got a real challenge ahead but I genuinely believe we can get out of it."

  25. 1539:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveLEAGUE CUP- Leicester v Man City (kick-off 19:45 GMT)

    Tonight's other Capital One Cup quarter-final is between Leicester and Manchester City and is the commentary match on 5 live Sport with Mark Chapman, live from the King Power Stadium from 19:00 GMT.

    City have won both previous League Cup meetings, which took place in the 1960s, while the Foxes are without a win against them in seven attempts in all competitions, drawing four and losing three, since a 1-0 league victory in February 1988.

  26. 1530: 
    LEAGUE CUP- Sunderland v Chelsea (kick-off 19:45 GMT)

    Here are some items for Sunderland to address, Jose Mourinho has never lost a League Cup game as Chelsea manager (excluding penalty shootouts), winning 12 and drawing three of 15. Chelsea have reached the quarter-finals of the League Cup in 10 of the last 13 seasons and have kept three successive League Cup clean sheets, all away from home.

    Commentary on 5 live sports extra from 19:30 GMT

  27. 1523: 

    Glasgow hooker Kevin Bryce has joined London Irish on a short-term loan deal. The 25-year-old will provide injury cover for the Exiles' David Paice, who is out with a fractured radius.

  28. 1516: 

    Ireland international hooker Rory Best, 31, signs a new two-year contract with Ulster.

  29. 1514: 

    Barnsley confirm the return of Danny Wilson as their manager. The 53-year-old former Northern Ireland international, a former player and manager at Oakwell, parted company with Sheffield United in April.

  30. 1504:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraLEAGUE CUP- Sunderland v Chelsea

    More facts about tonight's 5 live sports extra commentary match from 19:30 GMT and Sunderland, without a win in their last five matches, are appearing in the quarter-finals of the League Cup for the seventh time, and first since losing to Crystal Palace in 2000-01.

    Tonight's fixture is their fourth consecutive home tie in the competition this season.

  31. 1456:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraLEAGUE CUP

    Some facts about tonight's Capital One Cup quarter-final between Sunderland and Chelsea, a match you can hear live on 5 live sports extra from 19:30 GMT. Chelsea have won their last nine trips to Sunderland in all competitions and are unbeaten in 10 at the Stadium of Light.

    There have been three own goals scored in the last two meetings between the clubs. The only previous League Cup tie between them came in the 1984-85 semi-finals when Sunderland won both legs for a 5-2 aggregate victory.


    Your thoughts on football's latest managerial vacancies. Keep your opinions coming in please, plus your views on the League Cup quarter-finals, to #bbcsportsday and the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Graham Jarvis: Serious questions should be asked about Levy at Spurs and his managerial judgement!

    Dan Gray: Sannino new Watford manager? Whatever the odds, backing the Hornets to go down is a safe bet! He was useless at Chievo.

    Andrew Priestley: I have a feeling that we are going to see a surprise in the League Cup tonight from either Leicester or Sunderland. Cupset.

  33. 1444: 

    The international players' union FIFPro is to launch a legal challenge against the transfer system claiming it is still "shackling" players to clubs.

    The current system was agreed in 2001 following the Bosman ruling but FIFPro claims it is still preventing freedom of movement of players.

    If successful, a challenge would trigger a revolution in the way players are bought and sold with FIFPro determined to make it easier for players to move clubs in a similar way that other workers can move from one firm to another.

  34. 1438: 

    Former world champion Marlies Schild equalled Vreni Schneider's record of 34 World Cup slalom wins after capturing the women's World Cup slalom event in Courchevel, her third victory at the French resort.

    The 32-year-old, who underwent knee surgery last year, had not won on the circuit since February last year at Soldeu in Andorra.

  35. 1430: 

    In an interview with BBC Radio Wales Sport you can hear tonight from 19:00 GMT, Cardiff boss Malky Mackay, reportedly told he will not receive funding for the January transfer window, says: "I'll certainly not be resigning from my post, I've got too much pride and passion in the job.

    "It's a job that's three-quarters done as far as I'm concerned, in terms of making Cardiff a sustainable Premier League team.

    "My duty is to make sure we continue to do that. It would be wrong of me to walk away from a job because our owner doesn't want to give me money in January. I've been in situations before where we've had no money."

  36. 1422: 
    Harrison Hansen

    Wigan Warriors have confirmed the sale of second row forward Harrison Hansen to the Salford Red Devils for an undisclosed fee.

    The 28-year-old has spent his entire career to date with Wigan, but was keen to join the club where his father Shane once played.

    "Wigan offered Harrison a long-term deal to stay but he feels the time is now right for him to move on and take this opportunity with Salford," said coach Shaun Wane. "He has worn the famous Wigan jersey with honour and distinction and we wish him well in this new chapter in his playing career."

  37. 1415: 

    More from Manchester United manager David Moyes: "I am great advocate of managers. I want managers to be given opportunities. I am involved with the League Managers Association. We are saying the best clubs have stability.

    "Look at Arsene Wenger, the stability he has given Arsenal. Sir Alex at United and even myself at Everton. Those who have given the managers that period of time have benefited."

  38. 1410: 

    Manchester United boss David Moyes, asked about the recent sackings in the Premier League, says: "It makes me realise how lucky I have been at the clubs I have been at.

    "I worked for great people at Preston, great people at Everton and my short experience at Manchester United tells me I am working for really good people here. Maybe some of the other managers haven't been as fortunate as I have."

  39. 1405: 

    BBC cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew reflects on England's 150-run defeat in the third Test in Perth, which confirmed Ashes victory for the home side.

    Agnew believes that the defeat signals the beginning of a period of introspection for all connected with English cricket.

  40. 1400: 

    Earlier we asked you who were the three Australians to score centuries the last time they regained the Ashes in the 2006-07 series at Perth? They were Michael Clarke, Adam Gilchrist and Mike Hussey.

  41. 1354: 

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez does not expect to have on-loan 19-year-old Barcelona forward Gerard Deulofeu available again until late January.

    Deulofeu was injured in Saturday's 4-1 win over Fulham and Martinez said: "Obviously we now need to make sure he recovers well. We don't think he's going to be out for too long, probably the best part of five weeks. But, knowing Gerard, he's a sprinter and we need to make sure he's fully fit."

  42. 1339: 

    Sweden's Henrik Stenson is named the European Tour golfer of the year. The 37-year-old created history when he became the first man to win the FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai in the same year.

  43. 1334: 

    West Ham have a slight doubt over defender James Tomkins against Spurs because of a groin problem.

    Captain Kevin Nolan is suspended, while Winston Reid (ankle), Stewart Downing (calf), Andy Carroll (heel), Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder) and Mladen Petric (thigh) remain sidelined.

  44. 1324: 

    Tim Sherwood takes charge of the present day Tottenham tomorrow night in the Capital One Cup quarter-final against West Ham at White Hart Lane, a match you can hear live on 5 live sports extra from 19:30 GMT, and he will be without captain Michael Dawson and Brazilian midfield duo Paulinho and Sandro.

    Dawson serves a one-match ban, Paulinho begins a three-match suspension following his sending off against Liverpool and Sandro has a calf injury. Danny Rose (toe), Christian Eriksen (ankle), Vlad Chiriches (knee) and Younes Kaboul (thigh) could all return, but defender Jan Vertonghen (ankle) is still out.

  45. 1317: 

    Former Tottenham star Gareth Bale will miss Real Madrid's Copa del Rey match against Olimpic Xatvia on Wednesday with a calf problem, joining the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo on the sidelines.

  46. 1313: 

    Norwich midfielder Jonny Howson, 25, who joined the Canaries from Leeds in January 2012, has signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal.

  47. 1306: 

    Italian Giuseppe Sannino, sacked by Serie A side Chievo in November, claims he has been contacted over the managerial post at Watford, vacated by Gianfranco Zola's resignation, and is now set to fly to England.

    "Me to Watford? I don't want to say too much, but there has been some contact and soon I will fly to England to analyse things and to understand if something can be born," he is said to have told Italian station Radio Sportiva.

  48. 1302: 

    Former model Heather Mills abandons her bid to reach the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games due to injury.

    The 45-year-old ex-wife of Sir Paul McCartney was in line to be selected for the British team after securing the minimum qualification standard by claiming World Cup silver at the New Zealand World Cup in August of this year.

  49. 1255: 
    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce

    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce, whose team languish one point and one place from the relegation zone, with some thoughts on his own future: "I don't have to prove a point to anybody. The only thing I do is continue to do my job and all the outside press can do and say what they want to because that's their right and their industry.

    "My confidence is in myself and how I run a football club and I've been doing that for many, many years now. We're in a difficult time and a difficult period, I know why. We've got to go all out to try and get the squad back together, that's the main reason why we are where we are at the moment. We've got to make sure we do one thing better than we've done up to now.

    "We have the same amount of clean sheets that Everton have had so it doesn't take a genius to know what our problem is. We've been a few goals short of what would have been a very good position in the league."

  50. 1249: 

    More from West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, who says: "There is a lack of patience in the game today and we all know why, it's because it's got £70m written on the back of it. It's about the money now. The money's so big that the fear of losing that status in the Premier League and losing that revenue causes lots of thinking by owners of football clubs to try and make sure they continue with that type of revenue.

    "For Tottenham, not so much, because they're not going to worry about getting relegated, maybe it's more about budgeting for the Champions League football and what that brings on top of what they've spent. So the pressures lie and fall on us all greater than ever before."

  51. 1243: 

    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce gives his thoughts on the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas at Tottenham. "I think that decisions made as quickly as that are a surprise because of the situation that Tottenham arrived at at the start of the season with bringing so many new players in. When you have a transition period of that nature and that size then to ask to go out with a squad of players with that many different new faces it's virtually impossible to get consistency.

    "We saw it with Paolo Di Canio, Steve Bruce before that. To get the team playing together and understanding each other in short a short period of time is nearly impossible. I think the fruition of the change around at Tottenham starts more next season, not this season. You would have to be a miracle worker to get everybody functioning to the best of their ability, to 100% of their capabilities when they've just arrived from foreign countries and arrived in a different culture and an arena that they've never played in before."

  52. 1238: 

    Britain's triple Le Mans 24 Hour race winner and reigning FIA World Endurance Champion Allan McNish announces his retirement at the age of 43.

    "As a racing driver it's important to stop [racing] at the right time when I'm still fast and capable of doing the job and the timing feels right after winning Le Mans for a third time this year and claiming the World title," he says.

  53. 1233: 
    Cardiff manager Malky Mackay

    Cardiff manager Malky Mackay, who has reportedly been told by the club that no funds will be made available to him in the January transfer window, will be interviewed on BBC Radio Wales Sport tonight from 19:00 GMT.

  54. 1226: 

    Hibs boss Terry Butcher has failed to overturn a two-match ban for a touchline bust-up while in charge of Inverness in their League Cup match against Dundee United in October.

    A one-game ban will be served immediately, while the other is suspended until the end of this season. Butcher's £1,000 fine has been quashed by the Scottish FA.

  55. 1216: 

    One more commentary option for UK users tonight, the FA Trophy match between Forest Green and Chorley, which will be live on BBC Radio Gloucestershire from 19:45 GMT.

  56. 1214: 

    Let's run through the other commentary options for you tonight on BBC Radio, which are available to UK users only. The FA Cup second round replay between Burton and Fleetwood can be heard on either BBC Radio Derby or BBC Radio Lancashire from 19:45 GMT, the round two replay between Coventry and Hartlepool is on either BBC Coventry & Warwickshire or again from 19:45 GMT.

  57. 1203:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveFOOTBALL

    Tonight's 5 Live Sport from 19:00 GMT is presented by Mark Chapman live from the King Power Stadium as Leicester face Manchester City in the Capital One Cup quarter-final. There is full commentary on the match from John Murray, with summaries by former Wales international Robbie Savage.

    There is also news of the other quarter-final being played tonight between Sunderland and Chelsea, and you can hear uniterrupted live commentary of that match on 5 live sports extra from 19:30 GMT.


    A final selection of your Ashes reflections. Many thanks for your views, we now turn our attention to football, tonight's League Cup quarter-finals and the managerial vacancies at Spurs, West Brom and Watford, plus the impending return of Danny Wilson at Barnsley. Please send in your thoughts to #bbcsportsday and the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Ryan Locker: Time for Cook to be replaced, no fight at all.

    Jonathan Flynn: Woke up with the naive hope of seeing England batting! gutted. Well done Australia deserved.. arrogance cost us big time.

    Kyle Rutherford: England definitely missed a trick leaving out Boyd Rankin, pace and bounce, exactly what Johnson used to tear them apart.

  59. 1150: 

    After Villas Boas became the fifth Premier League manager to be sacked this season, BBC Sports editor David Bond asks on the BBC website this morning if chairmen are obsessed with the riches involved at the highest level and are more ruthless than ever before.

  60. 1144: 

    Former Tottenham manager Ossie Ardiles believes his ex-Spurs teammate Glenn Hoddle should return to White Hart Lane following the departure of Andre Villas-Boas.

    "For me, the man for the job is Glenn Hoddle," Ardiles said. "I think he is a wonderful manager and he is a lot more mature, so I think he will be a wonderful choice. He knows everything about the Premier League and Spurs especially."


    A selection of your comments from the BBC Sport Facebook page following England's Ashes defeat.

    Noel Whinyates: This is worse than the 90's, what absolute rubbish. From a team that had people saying would win 10-0 to a team that look like they all need to go back to cricket primary school. This series has been truly embarrassing and I am now rooting for a 5-0 whitewash.

    Phil Tutton: The fact of the matter is, for me, looking back on this first three Tests England haven't turned up and looked like they want it. I would almost suggest that there was an air of complacency in the England camp, after coming a long way in the last few years and winning three Ashes series back to back, some of those players looked like they thought they couldn't be beaten. BIG mistake to go Down Under in that mindset.

    John Harrison: England has a couple of key players out of form. There is also a couple who need to show discipline at critical times. Anderson is a class bowler but almost always struggles with the "kookaburra" ball.Stokes was very good. But poor fielding(at times),rash strokes and an in form Aussie team always meant that England were going to do it tough.

  62. 1130: 

    Here's today's #QSTeaser and it's Ashes related. Who were the three Australians to score centuries the last time they regained the Ashes in the 2006-07 series at Perth? We'll have the answer for you from 14:00 GMT.

  63. 1124: 

    More on cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-Locke and British Cycling confirm a disciplinary hearing will commence. A British Cycling spokesman said: "Following today's announcement by the UCI, British Cycling can confirm that it has been asked by the UCI to begin proceedings against Jonathan Tiernan-Locke based on an analysis of his biological passport.

    "As with any other doping violation charge, those proceedings will be managed independently of British Cycling by UK Anti-Doping. It would be inappropriate to comment further until the process has been completed."

  64. 1113: 

    Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher says he is eager to help his side regain their form after recovering from his long-standing illness.

    The 29-year-old struggled for three years with a chronic bowel problem and returned after nearly 12 months out in Sunday's 3-0 win at Aston Villa.

    "I want to help us win to bring back the success we are used to," he said. "At least if they are winning you enjoy the moments. It is a lot more difficult when we are not."

  65. 1100: 

    Championship strugglers Barnsley are to appoint Danny Wilson as their new manager, BBC Radio Sheffield reports.

    The 53-year-old started his managerial career at Oakwell and guided the club to the Premier League in 1997.

    The Reds parted company with David Flitcroft last month after slipping to the bottom of the league.

  66. 1052: 
    David Moyes

    Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha believes David Moyes would not allow Sir Alex Ferguson to interfere in his new managerial reign at Manchester United and the pair can form a powerful alliance at Old Trafford, despite former captain Roy Keane claiming that Ferguson is still trying to exert "control and power" at the club.

    "Roy Keane has huge respect for Manchester United, but he always has had the quality of speaking his mind," he said. "I don't think if something has been done by Sir Alex Ferguson it's to disrupt anything, it's to give help and advice. Controlling everything, I don't think David Moyes would accept that. He likes to do things his own way, and that's for sure that he will listen to advice but I don't think he will let anyone else control what happens at the club.

    "It is a strength having both of them [Moyes and Ferguson] there. One has freshness and the other has massive experience. Manchester United has a big, big image for English football but I really think those two can work well together."


    Your thoughts on Australia regaining the Ashes after winning a third successive Test. Please keep them coming in to #bbcsportsday and the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Anna Cooper: Re the loss of the Ashes; players should be 'embarrassed '; and to quote 'Winning isn't everything: it's the only thing'.

    Morgan Murray: Steven Finn should have been playing when they needed some pace in the attack.

    Thomas Stirk: Congratulations to Australia, 3-0 doesn't flatter them, they've been superbly led by Clarke.

  68. 1042: 

    Team Sky have released a statement after the news that rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke is to face an anti-doping hearing.

    "We understand that the violation was highlighted by an anomaly in his biological passport, in a reading taken before he signed for this team. There are no doubts about his approach or performance in Team Sky. This is a team that trains, races and wins clean," they say.

    "Jonathan Tiernan-Locke will not ride for Team Sky or take part in any team activities - including training camps and all team duties - until a decision is made in this disciplinary hearing process. At this stage, we will add no further detail until this initial disciplinary process is concluded."

  69. 1034: 

    A statement from the management company of 28-year-old Plymouth rider Tiernan-Locke read: "Mr Tiernan Locke vehemently denies the charges brought against him and has informed the UCI that he fully intends to contest them."

  70. 1030: 

    More on Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, who is to face a disciplinary hearing after his biological passport showed "anti-doping rule violation", the International Cycling Union have said.

    In September, the 2012 Tour of Britain winner was withdrawn from racing after being questioned by the UCI over a discrepancy in his blood data and he could be banned for two years if found guilty.

  71. 1022: 

    London Olympian Elena Allen will be part of a Wales shooting squad of 14 for next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

    Allen, who won skeet bronze in the 2013 World Championships in Lima, will be joined at the Games by husband Malcolm Allen, with whom she teamed up to win the Commonwealth Championships in 2010.

    Twin sisters Jenny and Sian Corish will compete in their third Commonwealth Games and the team also includes David Phelps, who won Commonwealth gold in the men's 50m rifle prone in Melbourne in 2002.

  72. 1011: 

    Associated Press reports that former AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso is being investigated for match-fixing.

    Four other people have been detained in connection with the alleged fixing of matches in Serie A three seasons ago.

    Ex-Rangers star Gattuso, 35, is retired and was sacked by Serie B side Palermo after just six league games as manager.

    He won two Serie A titles and two Champions League crowns during his 13-year spell with Milan and also the 2006 World Cup with Italy in Germany.

  73. 1002: 

    British cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-Locke is to face disciplinary proceedings after the analysis of his biological passport by the UCI's experts panel showed an anti-doping rule violation.

  74. 1001: 

    Here are some of the stories from Tuesday's football gossip column on the BBC website:

    Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez wants to sign Reds defender Daniel Agger, 29, on loan in January to boost Napoli's Serie A title chances in Italy. (Daily Mail)

    Arsenal and Liverpool are chasing £7.5m-rated Olympiakos and Greece striker Konstantinos Mitroglou, 25. (Daily Star)

    Manchester United are considering a move for Dinamo Bucharest's 18-year-old winger Dorin Rotariu. (the Sun - subscription required)


    Your thoughts on Australia regaining the Ashes after winning a third successive Test. Please keep them coming in to #bbcsportsday and the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Jason Shannon: Not sure it would have changed the result in all tests but does anyone agree with me. the loss of the toss was a major factor?

    Ben Spiro-Hughes: I find the TMS team so negative. It isn't like England had chances and 350 on that pitch was a good attempt.

    derry bannister94: Big call to leave Finn out on this pitch I feel, wasn't the best idea in the world. Batting wise I think Compton for Cook.

  76. 0950: 

    Former England opener Geoff Boycott says skipper Alastair Cook should relinquish the one-day international captaincy to concentrate on Test matches. In the TMS podcast Boycott says: "I don't think he should be one day captain.

    "I don't think he should play. The modern day captain has so much to do outside his batting and on field captaincy."

  77. 0944: 
    Luis Suarez gets his award from William Hill's Kristof Fahy

    Liverpool star Luis Suarez has won the Fans 'Player of the Year' honour at the inaugural Football Supporters' Federation awards.

    Suarez, who collected his award in person, said: "It is a great honour for me to receive such a prestigious award from the fans. This award is not just for me but for my team-mates, management and coaching staff, and for everyone connected with Liverpool Football Club.

    "I think it fair to say that the past year has been an eventful one for me. Anyone who knows me knows that I love to play football, that is what I enjoy the most. I am delighted that I and my club are finishing the year so strongly and we can look forward to a very successful future. I am very much hoping that 2014 will be a great year for me and Liverpool and, please forgive me when I say this with the World Cup coming up, for Uruguay as well."


    After England succumbed to a third successive defeat to lose the Ashes, what changes would you like to see made to the team? Please send in your thoughts to #bbcsportsday or the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  79. 0927: 

    More from George Graham who is asked if Spurs legend Glenn Hoddle would be a good fit to replace Villas-Boas: "It would be but he has been there before and they've sacked him so it would be a big decision to hire him again."

    On the subject of former England coach Fabio Capello taking charge at White Hart Lane Graham adds: "He's quite friendly with [Sporting director Franco] Baldini I just think he's probably past his best now. I think he's a very opinionated, very strong manager and I don't think that would fit with Tottenham. He could take it on a short term basis until the end of the season and then take Russia to the World Cup so that's a possibility."

  80. 0920: 

    Away from the Ashes and Tottenham begin to rebuild after the departure of Andre Villas-Boas with a Capital One Cup quarter-final against West Ham at White Hart Lane tomorrow. Former Spurs midfielder Tim Sherwood, who was the technical co-ordinator, will be in charge with another former Spurs player Les Ferdinand, and U-21 coach Chris Ramsey.

    Former Spurs boss George Graham tells 5 live of Sherwood: "He seems to be well respected at Tottenham, he's a big, big Tottenham man and I think his ambition is to one day manage a team so he's getting a little trial period, it'll be very interesting to see how the team goes and how Tim goes as well."

  81. 0910: 

    Australia captain Michael Clarke: "We couldn't be happier. We've felt for a while we've had a lot of public support. We've copped a little bit of criticism through the media and at times have certainly deserved that.

    "That's why I say credit to the players: the way they've stood tall has been outstanding."

  82. 0901: 

    Former Australia seamer Glenn McGrath tells 5 live Ashes Breakfast the seeds for Australia's success were sown in the previous series in England earlier this year: "The way the last Ashes series went in the UK 3-0 was probably not a true indication of how close the series was. At the start of that series they were a shambles but they had a change of coach, Darren Lehmann coming on board, and felt a bit more settled and things started to turn around.

    "I'm not surprised what has happened in this series, Darren Lehmann has played a big role, the Australian team needed to get back to the old school where you work hard but enjoy it, the boys are happier and I think they have got it right.

    "England have issues both with bat and ball, they are going to have to make some changes because if you keep doing the same thing hoping for a different result that's the definition of insanity. From day two in Brisbane I was happy to jump back on the bandwagon and say 5-0 and we're well on the way aren't we."

  83. 0851: 

    England coach Andy Flower defends his beleaguered players and answers the question about his own future: "The players in dressing room are very proud to represent their country. They do everything in power to win for their country.

    "We've got two Test matches left in series and I am very hungry to do well in those."

  84. 0843: 

    Former England opener Geoff Boycott urges coach Andy Flower to decide on his future. In his podcast with BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew on the BBC website now, Boycott says: "The first question the English cricket board should be asking themselves and asking Andy privately is are you staying or going because if you're going, sooner the better, then we move on.

    "If you are staying - and he's a good man - then we got to start now. You've got to start planning, you've got to have the mental strength, tenacity and desire to build another team to get the Ashes back."

  85. 0831:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveTHE ASHES
    England centurion Ben Stokes

    The one bright note for England at the Waca was a maiden century for 22-year-old all-rounder Ben Stokes, in only his second Test. His father, Ged Stokes, told 5 live Breakfast from New Zealand: "To see how much he has matured and the way he played we are very proud. He certainly showed a lot of maturity and patience to get to the milestone but he would have given that away if England had won. It felt like they could have won the match as long as he was in there.

    "The weight of expectation will be on his shoulders but if he can continue with the same mindset into the next two Test matches, if he is selected, it will really help England and Ben's career in the long-term. The experience he has gained, even though they lost, will benefit England in the long-term. To lose the Ashes will make his mindset even stronger to get them back."

  86. 0819: 

    Our chief sports writer Tom Fordyce has witnessed the destruction of the England team first-hand through the Ashes and gives his verdict of where things have gone wrong for Alastair Cook's team on the BBC website now.

  87. 0813: 

    England captain Alastair Cook gives a rather pained press conference in which he says the team is "hurting like hell."

  88. 0807: 

    All manner of means for you to catch up with the events at the Waca, there is the Pint-Sized Ashes, a two-minute summary of the day, the Test Match Special Podcast with Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott and the review by Tom Fordyce.

  89. 0800:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveTHE ASHES
    England captain Alastair Cook

    England captain Alastair Cook tells 5 live Ashes Breakfast: "I'm sure they'll be a lot of inquests. There always are when you lose. It is a tough dressing room to be in. We haven't had enough people in form and we have been punished for it.

    "They just outplayed us. We haven't managed to score enough runs and whenever they needed a partnership they got it. There is always a balance between risk and reward and our shot selection has let us down."

  90. 0754: 

    More from England coach Andy Flower after the 150-run defeat in Perth that sees Australia regain the Ashes. "Any touring team that comes to Australia know it is going to be a tough tour and we came here with that knowledge. I don't think we underestimated them but they have played some outstanding cricket to beat us like they have.

    "It is fair to say with the bat we have underperformed badly. We haven't handled the pace that well and the pace of Mitchell Johnson has been really well backed up by Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle, and the spinner has been good too."

  91. 0745: 

    England coach Andy Flower with his reaction to the defeat: "The guys are very disappointed to lose with two matches to go. There are two games to go and we will have to focus on those.

    "If I'm being honest, we have to give a lot of credit to Australia for way they have re-grouped after the English summer. Darren Lehmann and their captain must take a lot of credit for the way they have re-jigged things and the frame of mind they have got their team in. They have performed very well with the ball."

  92. 0740: 
    Australia celebrate their Ashes triumph in Perth

    The Australians bowled England out for 353 at the Waca to complete a 150-run victory and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. The next match is the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, where the hosts will continue their quest for a 5-0 whitewash, emulating their feat of 2006-07.

  93. 0734: 

    Hello and welcome along to another Sportsday. There is much to get through as always but there is only one place to begin and that is Perth where after three successive series defeats Australia have regained the Ashes.

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