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Summary

  1. Liverpool hope to hire Klopp by Friday
  2. England drop Burgess, Slade and Nowell start
  3. Tax charges against Messi dropped
  4. Rio 2016 team make cutbacks of up to 30%
  5. Which sports star would you bake a cake for? #bbcsportsday

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By Steve Canavan and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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Sportsday Live

That's it for Sportsday Live for Tuesday.

You can follow the end of Canada v Romania at the Rugby World Cup via the BBC Sport website.

Coming up on 5 Live at 19:00 is 5 live Sport, followed at 19:30 by Road to Rio, looking ahead to next year's Games in Brazil.

On the programme are Danielle Waterman – England Women’s World Cup winner and 7s player as well as Adam Peaty, David Smith and Mark Lewis-Francis

Then at 21:00 there is a special documentary - The Blind Faithful - about the experiences of being blind and a fan of sport.

Sportsday will return on Wednesday.

Japanese player banned for gambling

Baseball

A pitcher for the Yomiuri Giants, Japan's most popular baseball team, has been suspended for betting on games, including those involving his own team. 

Satoshi Fukuda bet on 10 Nippon Professional Baseball games and 10 major league games in an attempt to win back more than $8,000 (£5,270) he lost gambling on high school baseball games. 

Gambling is a violation of NPB's charter and the Giants have also suspended pitcher Shoki Kasahara, who introduced Fukuda to an employee at a tax accounting firm who enticed him to bet on games. 

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Brown hits back

Rugby Union

England full-back Mike Brown has his say on the one-game ban given to Australia's Michael Hooper after the flanker was banned for one game after a dangerous tackle on him at Twickenham last Saturday.

I've taken an accidental shoulder to the head before with bad consequences so how am I going to react to one done on purpose?! Some people😡

And I have no interest in him getting banned after & had nothing to do with it before that chat starts!

Should of been dealt with by referee & his assistant at the time both stood 2 metres away looking at it.

Plastic bag anyone?

Football

You can't accuse of Hull City's Curtis Davies of not having business acumen...

So glad I kept these! New business, 4p each or 3 for 10p all brands available. Get at me 📞☎️😂😂😂 #TheStruggleIsReal

So glad I kept these! New business, 4p each or 3 for 10p all brands available. Get at me 📞☎️😂😂😂 #TheStruggleIsReal

Cruyff criticises Mourinho behaviour

Football

Johan Cruyff believes Jose Mourinho is setting a bad example to young people with his behaviour. 

"He's controversial," the former Ajax and Barcelona manager told Sky Sports News. 

"What I like about him is he's always capable of creating good ambience within the players and what I don't like is that he always puts himself on the first row. He should be on the second row. 

"I don't think he is educating children to play football or educating for life. He should behave better because he will be in the press all over the world." 

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Djokovic brothers win in China

Tennis

Novak Djokovic opened his new partnership with younger brother Djordje in triumphant style as they won their first ever doubles match at the China Open on Tuesday. 

The pair chest-bumped and high-fived their way to a 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (6-8), 10-5 victory over the China-New Zealand pairing of Gong Mao-Xin and Michael Venus. 

While Novak is the world number one, Djordje, eight years his junior, is ranked at 1,502. 

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Icardi drops agent for wife

Football

The Daily Mirror reports that Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi has reportedly fired his agent of a decade - and hired his wife Wanda Nara in his place.

Businessman Abian Moreno represented Icardi for more than 10 years, but broke the news in a radio interview.

Nara married the 22-year-old in 2014, but she was previously married to his former team-mate Maxi Lopez.

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JPT on tonight

Football

There's no international break for English lower-league clubs. Tonight is Johnstone's Paint Trophy second-round night. A few local rivalries on show, including Oxford v Swindon and Plymouth v Exeter.

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Racking up the air miles...

Football

"There will be much Juventus around the world," reads this tweet from the Italian giants, who have done a handy little map to show fans where their players are in international action action over the next few days.

Ci sarà molto bianconero in giro per il mondo. Ecco dove giocano i nostri con le nazionali: juve.it/T4SxQ

Ci sarà molto bianconero in giro per il mondo. Ecco dove giocano i nostri con le nazionali: juve.it/T4SxQ

Gillet becomes spot-kick hero

Football

Mechelen goalkeeper Jean-Francois Gillet was the hero of the hour, saving three penalties from three different players to help his side draw 1-1 at Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League on Sunday.

You can watch how Belgian veteran Gillet, 36, earned the plaudits after saving spot-kicks from Dennis Praet, Stefano Okaka and Youri Tielemans.

Spanish prosecutor in Messi verdict

Football

Spain's public prosecutor has recommended a jail sentence totalling 18 months and fines of more than 2m euros (£1.4m) for Lionel Messi's father Jorge in a tax fraud case. 

The prosecutor reiterated that Lionel Messi should not have to face charges for allegedly defrauding the state of 4.2m euros (£3.1m) for the years 2007-2009 as his father was in charge of his finances, documents published on Tuesday showed. 

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Wanyama keen to focus on Saints

Football

According to the Daily Echo, Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama wants to forget he ever pushed for a move to Tottenham Hotspur and is only interested in playing for Saints.

Wanyama wanted to link up with former St Mary's boss Mauricio Pochettino but Ronald Koeman told the Kenyan that he was not for sale and would not be moving anywhere.

"Yes, sure, now I’ve forgotten what happened," he said. "I’m now progressing on my club and it’s been good, so I’m looking forward to putting in good performances."

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Care delighted with selection

Rugby Union

England's Danny Care is pleased with his selection for Saturday's final World Cup pool game against Uruguay in Manchester.

Can't wait for Saturday night. Not the circumstances we wanted but an honour to represent @EnglandRugby at a WC in a very exciting team! 🌹

We'll do our best to finish this tournament on a high and put some smiles back on the faces of the best supporters out there 🌹

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Are you David Cameron's official spokesperson?

#bbcsportsday is it not just bad grammar? Was there when Mo Farah won gold, twice?

NI would regret Euro qualification failure

Football

Former player Keith Gillespie has told BBC Sport that he believes Northern Ireland's current stars would regret it for the rest of their lives if they did not reach the Euro 2016 finals.

Michael O'Neill's side need two points from their last two qualifiers - against Greece and Finland - to guarantee a place in France next summer.  

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Oh, you guys! The Cameron bantz keeps on coming...

#bbcsportsday David Cameron saw Mo Farah win his first gold for Villa and his second for West Ham. It's easy to get confused.

Glasgow City target Euro success

Football

Glasgow City manager Scott Booth is hoping the club's European experience can give them an edge over Chelsea when the sides meet in the first leg of the last 32 of the Women's Champions League on Thursday.

"Our players are looking forward to this challenge," said Booth before meeting the newly crowned Women's Super League champions at Wheatsheaf Park.

"We have great experience in the dressing room and the value of that is huge in this type of competition."

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Which sports star would you bake a cake for?

@BBCSport I'd bake Stuart Lancaster a cake and if it went wrong I'd blame @SamBurgess8. #bbcsportsday

#bbcsportsday Id bake @NorwichCityFC a cake in the shape of Benik Afobe because they aint having him in real life #wwfc

Fleetwood appoint Pressley as boss

Football

A little meat on the bones to the story we bought you a short while ago, League One Fleetwood Town appointing Steven Pressley as their new manager.

Pressley was sacked by Coventry in February after almost two years as Sky Blues boss, after a seven-game winless run left them in the relegation zone.

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The 41-year-old replaces his former Scotland team-mate Graham Alexander, who was dismissed on 30 September.

He recently rejected the chance to talk to Scottish side Dundee United about their vacant managerial position.

Pressley has been doing coaching work for the Scottish Football Association, and had just agreed to look after the Scotland Under-17s team on a one-off basis for a three-match round of qualifiers.

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Remember David Cameron's quote in our entry at 16:02 ... "I was there on the great night when Mo Farah won gold twice. I've witnessed some great sporting triumphs," the Prime Minister said.

Well, good point made by one of our Sportsday readers...

#bbcsportsday when did David Cameron see @Mo_Farah win two gold medals in one night?

Indeed. Mo only won one gold on the night. Wonder if we can get Mr Cameron to respond and explain his comment? David, if you're reading this, feel free to tweet. Remember to use the hashtag #bccsportsday. Thanks.

Canada v Romania teams

Rugby Union

The teams are in for the game in Leicester...

Canada: Harry Jones, Jeff Hassler, Ciaran Hearn, Nick Blevins, DTH van der Merwe, Nathan Hirayama; Hubert Buydens, Ray Barkwill, Doug Wooldridge, Brett Beukeboom, Jamie Cudmore (capt), Jebb Sinclair; John Moonlight, Aaron Carpenter.

Replacements: Benoit Piffero, Djustice Sears-Duru, Jake Ilnicki, Kyle Gilmour, Nanyak Dala, Phil Mack, Conor Trainor, James Pritchard.

Romania: Catalin Fercu, Madalin Lemnaru, Paula Kinikinilau, Florin Vlaicu, Ionut Botezatu, Mike Wiringi, Florin Surugiu. Mihaita Lazar, Otar Turashvili, Paulica Ion, Valentin Popirlan, Johan Van Heerden, Valentin Ursache, Viorel Lucaci, Mihai Macovei (capt).

Replacements: Andrei Radoi, Andrei Ursache, Alexandru Tarus, Daniel Carpo, Stelian Burcea, Valentin Calafeteanu, Adrian Marian Apostol, Csaba Gal.

World Cup latest

Rugby union

Tuesday's opening game at the Rugby World Cup sees Canada play Romania at the King Power Stadium in Leicester at 16:45 BST.

Both sides are bidding for their first win of this tournament with Canada emerging victorious in the previous two World Cup meetings between the nations in 1991 and 1995.

You can follow the latest via the BBC Sport website.

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Blatter and Platini claim

Football gossip

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Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa counterpart Michel Platini could face suspension within days after new claims over a £1.35m payment, claims The Sun.

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Which sports star would you bake a cake for?

@BBCSport @BritishBakeOff Chelsea Buns for the superb Southampton FC team! #bbcsportsday #GBBO

#bbcsportsday For Newcastle supporters, it doesn't matter the kind of cake, as long as it is served with gallons of Brown Ale

Saville makes Millwall loan return

Football

League One side Millwall have signed Wolves midfielder George Saville on a 28-day loan deal.

This season the 22-year-old, who had a brief spell on loan at Millwall in 2012-13, has been limited to only two appearances for the Championship club.

Cameron denies he is a 'jinx'

Olympics

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Now then, here's a good story.

Prime Minister David Cameron has denied he is a jinx for England sports teams, after the rugby union, cricket and football teams each crashed out of World Cups in the group stages.

In an interview on LBC radio, the PM was asked by host Nick Ferrari whether there was a "curse of Cameron" affecting English teams. 

He replied: "That annoys me so much. That's nonsense. Who was Prime Minister this summer when we won the Ashes, thank you very much? I was Prime Minister when we had the best ever haul of Olympic medals.

"I always support England and we don't always win. Shock, horror, surprise. I shouldn't let these things annoy me but I was there on the great night when Mo Farah won gold twice. I've witnessed some great sporting triumphs."

Royals fine reduced

Football

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Reading have been issued with a reduced fine of £40,000 - down from £100,000 - following the club's appeal against a charge of misconduct regarding supporter behaviour.

Their 2015 FA Cup quarter-final replay with Bradford at the Madejski Stadium in March was marred by fans invading the pitch at the end of their 3-0 victory.

Objects, including a smoke flare, were thrown towards the away fans.

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Pennetta battles to victory

Tennis

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In the women's event in China, US Open champion Flavia Pennetta of Italy rallied to advance to the third round with a 3-6 6-0 6-4 win over Brazilian Teliana Pereira.

Eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark defeated Chinese wildcard entry Wang Qiang 7-5 6-0.

Nadal progresses ... just

Tennis

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Rafael Nadal had his serve broken four times by one of his former ball boys before progressing to the second round of the China Open.

The world number eight beat China's 230th-ranked Wu Di 6-4 6-4 in his first match since being knocked out in the third round of the US Openlast month.

Top seed Novak Djokovic improved his perfect record in Beijing to 25-0 by beating Italian Simone Bolelli 6-1 6-1.

His winning run started in 2009, when he won the first of five China titles.

Pitcher suspended for gambling

Baseball

A pitcher for the Yomiuri Giants, Japan's most popular baseball team, has been suspended for betting on games, including those involving his own team. 

Satoshi Fukuda bet on 10 Nippon Professional Baseball games and 10 major league games in an attempt to win back more than $8,000 (£5,270) he lost gambling on high school baseball games. 

Gambling is a violation of NPB's charter and the Giants have also suspended pitcher Shoki Kasahara, who introduced Fukuda to an employee at a tax accounting firm who enticed him to bet on games. 

Satoshi Fukuda
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The Blind Faithful

Radio 5 live, 21:00 BST

Watching live sport can be thrilling, even if you have lost your sight. The Blind Faithful is at 9pm @5liveSport

Watching live sport can be thrilling, even if you have lost your sight. The Blind Faithful is at 9pm @5liveSport

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Which sports star would you bake a cake for?

@BBCSport I'd bake Mourinho some humble pie. He could do with eating some. #bbcsportsday

I'd bake a birthday cake for samuel eto'o, not sure how many candles I'd have to put on it though #bbcsportsday

Big cakes for Bayern Munich & Real Madrid players before their matches against Eng sides in the CL. Just to get them match fit #bbcsportsday

Nice view

Football

Bit of a tenuous link but speaking of Messi, check out this photograph taken before Barcelona's last La Liga game.

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As views of a footie match go, this lad's not got a bad one.

Messi charge dropped

Football

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Prosecutors in Spain have dropped tax charges against Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi but will pursue a case against the star's father.

If convicted, Jorge Messi faces 18 months in prison and a £1.6m fine.

Both Messi and his father were accused of defrauding Spanish authorities of more than £3.1m.

Prosecutors allege that Jorge avoiding paying tax on his son's earnings by using offshore companies in Belize and Uruguay between 2007 and 2009.

Safe hands

Football

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82% - @PetrCech has the best save percentage of any regular Premier League goalkeeper this season (82%). Sturdy.

'World Cup for legends'

Football

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A World Cup for legends will take place in Mexico at the start of 2017.

The tournament will be comprised of 12 teams: four from the Americas, six from Europe and one each from Africa and Asia.

The hosts will be coached by Mexico’s legendary and flamboyant goalkeeper, Jorge Campos.

“I want to see big players - Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos," said Campos.

“Everybody wants to see Diego Maradona but he can’t play. He’s too old.”

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Which sports star would you bake a cake for?

@BBCSport #bbcsportsday I'd bake a cake for Dick Advocaat. He needs something to smile about since his sacking from @SunderlandAFC

I would bake Ashley Young his favourite cake, I'm sure he would dive right in #bbcsportsday