LiveHockey: South Africa v Australia

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  1. Women's semi final: South Africa v Australia

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko and Mike Henson

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Think day nine is all over? It is now. But we will be back on Saturday morning for the penultimate day of action. Make sure you're there!

Day 10 highlights

1000 BST: Hockey men's semi-finals - England v Australia

1400-2000 BST: Boxing's 13 finals, including Nicola Adams, Paddy Barnes and Charlie Flynn

1930-2045 BST: Diving men's 10m platform final - Tom Daley

2050/2115 BST: Athletics 4x100m relay finals, featuring Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Usain Bolt

Clips of the day

Fancy a late night Friday video? Check out these four crackers...

Daniel Purvis wins gold for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games on the parallel bars, a day after winning bronze on the men's rings. Watch the clip here

David Peacock, Neil Speirs, Paul Foster and skip Alex Marshall clinch Scotland's second lawn bowls Commonwealth Games gold medal with a 16-8 victory over England. Watch the clip here

England's Isobel Pooley jumps a personal best of 1.92m to take silver in the women's high jump behind Australia's Eleanor Patterson who jumped 1.94cm at Glasgow 2014. Watch the clip here

Nigerian triple jumper Olumide Olamgoke collides with two officials whist warming up during qualifying for the men's triple jump at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Watch the clip here

Athletics

Women's 4x100m relay

Some great news for Wales. Their women's team will compete in tomorrow's 4x100m relay final after initially being disqualified (see 21:31). The Welsh quartet of Hannah Brier, Mica Moore, Hannah Thomas and Rachel Johncock demanded a video review - now they're back in. Their time of 44:66 also equalled the national record.

Athletics

BBC Radio 5 live

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Australia's 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson: "It is disappointing that my races finish in utter relief rather than happiness. To not hear my heart beat anymore is a really nice feeling. It is such a proud moment for myself and I had issues to deal with.

"I just need to win, it is more than wanting to win. It is so important to us, it is hard. It is harder than for the soccer players, there is no-one to hide behind, you have to run on your own."

Boxing

Headguards will be back - Barnes

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Meanwhile, Belfast boxer Paddy Barnes believes the sport's world governing body will vote to bring back headguards after a Commonwealth Games marred by a series of high-profile cuts.

Barnes breezed into his second consecutive light-flyweight final with a unanimous decision win over Uganda's Fazil Kaggwa.

But earlier in the day he watched his friend Michael Conlan scrape through against Welshman Sean McGoldrick on a technical decision after sustaining a bad cut over his right eye from an accidental headbutt.

And Northern Ireland lightweight Joe Fitzpatrick also required treatment to a gash beneath his left eye after a straightforward win over Michael Alexander of Trinidad.

Barnes said: "I think headguards will be back. It's great to see them off because it's better to watch, but it's impossible to fight so many times in so few days without headguards on - it's ridiculous."

Boxing

Twelve home nations boxers will fight for a gold medal in Saturday's finals.

England will have six shots at gold when the boxing moves to the 11,000 capacity Hydro Arena, Northern Ireland four and Scotland two. Five Welsh boxers lost at the semi-finals stage.

Read the full report. and check out our results pages.

Day nine headlines

That's day nine of the 2014 Commonwealth Games done and dusted. If you've missed any of today's action (shame on you) here are the four biggest stories of the past 15 hours...

  • Claudia Fragapane became the first Englishwoman to win four golds at a single Commonwealth Games for 84 years with victory in the floor on Friday. Read the full report
  • Usain Bolt started his Glasgow 2014 campaign by helping Jamaica qualify for the final of the men's 4x100m relay. Read the full report
  • Scotland's Lynsey Sharp delights the home crowd at Hampden Park by claiming silver in the women's 800m final.
  • Tom Daley and James Denny produced a fantastic final dive to secure a silver medal for England in the men's synchronised 10m platform. Read the full report

Athletics

Men's triple jump

Former World and Commonwealth champion Phillips Idowu on his return to international action: "I wasn't sure how it would go tonight. I hadn't jumped for a month or more but it was comfortable and I am looking forward to the final tomorrow.

"Hopefully I can execute it and stand on top of the podium like I have had many times before."

Idowu qualified second with a jump of 16.70m - 5cms behind Nigeria's Tosin Oke. England's Nathan Fox and Nathan Douglas also qualified for the final which takes place at 19.10 BST on Saturday.

Badminton

Men's doubles quarter-finals

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Top seeds Chris Adcock and Andy Ellis survived a huge scare at the hands of an unheralded Welsh pair to keep their challenge alive.

The English duo faced elimination as they fell 14-12 behind in the deciding third game against Daniel Font and Oliver Gwilt, ranked 165 in the world.

They eventually scraped through after a run of six successive points but their performance throughout a 17-21 21-16 21-15 win was a nervy one.

Asked if they had rattled the English, Font said: "Yes, big time. Andy Ellis was nervous. We thought we were going to get spanked - they are the top seeds - and we thought we had them at 14-12."

Athletics

Women's 100m hurdles

Sally Pearson on the suspension of Australia athletics coach Eric Hollingsworth, who recently criticised the Commonwealth champion of "setting a bad example" to her team-mates.

"He lost his job for what he said in the papers trying to justify himself," she tells BBC Sport. "But I only did this for myself and the people who are supporting me."

Athletics

Women's 100m hurdles

Two-time Commonwealth champion Sally Pearson after retaining her crown: "This medal means so much. It has been a really hard year having been injured and going into the World Championships with a new coach.

"But I knew tougher people than me have got through this and come out the other side. For me it was about focusing on what I could control both beforehand and in the race and I came out the victor."

Boxing

Men's middleweight semi-finals

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England will have six boxers in Saturday's finals after Anthony Fowler clinched a middleweight showdown with Indian superstar Vijender.

Fowler was too strong for Zambian opponent Benny Muziyo, decking his opponent after a series of shots towards the end of round one, and easing home a conclusive points winner.

The pair could hardly be more contrasting with Vijender - who beat Northern Ireland's Connor Coyle - regarded as a superstar back home, where he has appeared in Bollywood movies and reality TV dance shows.

Fowler said: "I'm a fighter and tomorrow won't be a reality show, it will be the real thing. I've been watching him for weeks and I know exactly what he's going to bring tomorrow."

Athletics

Women's 100m hurdles

Michael Johnson

BBC Sport athletics expert & 400m world record holder

Michael Johnson picks his highlight of the night and tells BBC One: "I did enjoy seeing Sally Pearson going out there and defending her Commonwealth championship after everything she has gone through this week."

Australia athletic coach Eric Hollingsworth was suspended by his country's Commonwealth Games Association after criticising Pearson's preparation.

Athletics

Men's triple jump

Triple success for England in the triple jump. Phillips Idowu, Nathan Fox and Nathan Douglas all leap into Saturday's final.

Athletics

Women's 100m hurdles

Colin Jackson

Two-time CWG champion and BBC Sport athletics pundit

"Sally Pearson is a female sprinter who has excellent leg speed. She gets out of the blocks very well and then her pick up is strong and powerful. You want to get to that first hurdle as quickly as possible and put all the pressure on everyone else. Because Sally has this really explosive start it makes a huge difference."

Athletics

Women's 100m hurdles

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Sally Pearson continues sprinting for another 50m as she celebrates defending her Commonwealth crown. She almost leaps over another barrier too - the one separating the crowd from the track - as he ecstatically grabs hold of her Australian entourage in the stands.

Gold Medal

Sally Pearson (Australia) - women's 100m hurdles

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What a performance! Sally Pearson shrugs off that pre-race bother as she tears over the fences to finish in 12.67. England's Tiffany Porter closes as she leaps over the sixth barrier, only for Pearson to find another gear. Silver for Porter, who clocks 12.80.

Athletics

Women's 100m hurdles

And not only that, there's also the women's 100m hurdles to sample. Australia's Sally Pearson is the Olympic and defending Commonwealth champion and eased to a semi-final win last night, despite a controversial build-up. England's Tiffany Porter aiming to beat her.

Athletics

Denise Lewis

BBC Sport athletics expert & twice CWG champion

BBC Sport

On Lynsey Sharp winning 800m silver: "Sometimes you don't want to keep talking about your injuries because it plays on your mind. Lynsey showed her strength of mind and willpower and it's a classic case of triumph over adversity.

"I am sure there were tears of relief, joy and gratitude to her team and you can see how much she wanted this performance to put the months of disappointment behind her."

Medal ceremony

Women's 800m final

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Usain Bolt might have left the building but you won't spot an empty blue seat inside Hampden yet. That's because an emotional Lynsey Sharp is picking up her Commonwealth silver medal. What a noise! Sharp breaks down in tears after a deafening cheer as that 100g piece of silver is hung around her neck by Dame Kelly Holmes.

Athletics

Men's 4x100m relay

Colin Jackson

Two-time CWG champion and BBC Sport athletics pundit

"England are going to be in the medal mix tomorrow. They have got the skills to make it happen."

Athletics

Men's 4x100m relay

Michael Johnson

BBC Sport athletics expert & 400m world record holder

"Very nice job and very clean from the England team. You saw with Richard Kilty that those sort of things happen where you might run up too much to your team-mate. You have to keep calm and make the right decision with a lot happening around you. England did that."

Boxing

Men's welterweight semi-finals

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Powerful Preston welterweight Scott Fitzgerald books his place in the final with a commanding display against Tulani Mbenge of South Africa.

Fitzgerald, who will face Mandeep Jangra of India for gold, said: "I have only been on the Great Britain squad since January and this is my first real competition, so just being here is unreal - never mind being in the final."

Jangra, who likes to emulate Sylvester Stallone's training scenes from Rocky for inspiration, defeated Northern Ireland's Steven Donnelly in the other semi-final.

Tonight at the Games

After another exciting night of athletics, silver medallists Isobel Pooley and Lynsey Sharp are among the guests due to appear with Mark Chapman and Clare Balding this evening on BBC One at 22:40 BST.

Send your questions and comments using #TonightAtTheGames and the best will be used on the progamme.

Athletics

Men's 4x100m relay

England's quartet of James Ellington, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Richard Kilty and Andrew Robertson join Jamaica in tomorrow's final with ease. Good baton changes and a good performance as they clock 38.78 - 0.79 quicker than their Caribbean rivals.

Athletics

BBC Radio 5 live

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Usain Bolt after leading Jamaica into the 4x100m final despite an injury to one of his team-mates:

"I looked round and thought something was wrong. I was kind of worried but Kimmari Roach got the baton round and that is sign of a true champion. My coach always taught us to run with pain.

"My week has been good and the people have been extra nice. I have been taking lots of pictures and heard I got some cops in trouble.

"I would never say that the Games are rubbish. When I come to the games, I always look forward to it. I was never worried about the reception tonight. I am all about the fans and for me this was dream. I am happy."

Athletics

Men's 4x100m relay

Darren Campbell

BBC Sport athletics expert on BBC Radio 5 live

"A special mention to Kimmari Roach, who ran Jamaica's first leg. It looked like he was injured and he still had 50m to go. He kept going and managed to pass the baton on. Unbelievable! That is exceptional."

Athletics

Men's 4x100m relay

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Usain Bolt is dragged off to the trackside to face the media - and he goes on the charm offensive. He praises Glasgow (apart from the weather), criticises the Times journalist who says he slagged off the Games and then signs off with a tongue-in-cheek rant at BBC Sport's Gabby Logan. Apparently Bolt heard the television presenter saying the Games was better without him and team-mate Yohan Blake. A laughing Logan quickly denies it!

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Athletics

Men's 4x100m relay

Steve Cram

BBC Sport athletics commentator

"Thank goodness for that. I don't know who was more nervous, the Jamaican team manager or the Commonwealth Games organisers that Jamaica would get into the final and we will see Bolt again tomorrow."

Athletics

Men's 4x100m relay

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The Bolt show is up and running. The most-talked about man in Glasgow has to break sweat to make sure his Jamaican team win their heat. They're in tomorrow's final with a time of 36.84.

Nigeria finish second to book their place alongside them.

Athletics

Men's 4x100m relay

What a showman. And his sprinting isn't bad either. Any doubts about the reception Usain Bolt would receive have been well and truly forgotten.

The eight-time Olympic champion charms the Glaswegians by some banter with the young girl carrying his kit then a quick pre-race jig. Time for business...

Athletics

BBC Radio 5 live

Two-time Commonwealth medallist Christian Malcolm: Jamaica and Nigeria will be up there but the Australians will be close. There are two youngsters in the Jamaican team, there is pressure on them.

Athletics

Men's 4x100m relay

Michael Johnson

BBC Sport athletics expert & 400m world record holder

Michael Johnson on BBC One on Usain Bolt's entry into the Games: "Up to now the Commonwealth Games has been great competition.

"This is a show. If Jamaica get the baton to him they win.

"It's a show for the crowd and they get a chance to say they saw Bolt and that's special for them."

Athletics

Men's 4x100m relay

Paula Radcliffe

BBC Sport athletics expert & 2002 CWG champion

"It's great Usain Bolt has come here. It shows that to him the Commonwealth Games are important and they matter, as we have seen every night here.

"Like David Rudisha as well, it's important to see champions here so people can get out there and race against them."

Athletics

Men's 4x100m relay

What time is it? It is Bolt-time....

Athletics

Men's 4x100m relay

But before Bolt makes his grand entrance, there's the small matter of heat one to get through. The anchors of Trinidad and Tobago, Canada and the Bahamas streak clear of the rest, but it is the Bahamas who miss out on an automatic spot in the final.

Athletics

Men's 4x100m relay

Ten-minute warning. I repeat, here's your 10-minute warning.

That's how long it will be until Usain Bolt strides out on to the Hampden Park track. Wonder what response he will receive from the passionate Scottish crowd after the did-he-say-it didn't-he-say-it saga.

Athletics

Women's 4x100m relay

It is confirmed - England are fine. Wales, however, are not. They have been disqualified for a dodgy changeover between Mica Moore and Hannah Thomas. Massive shame for the Welsh because they would have reached the final in a new national record time. Big shame.

Athletics

Women's 4x100m relay

Darren Campbell

BBC Sport athletics expert on BBC Radio 5 live

"Louise Bloor, as she was coming into Ashleigh Nelson, looked like a long changeover. It was a fantastic first leg by Asha Phillips, they were taking on the Jamaicans. These young ladies from England can really challenge. I think they can get a medal - I think they can even beat the Jamaicans.

"At the Athens Olympics in 2004, we messed up the changeover but the judges were generous and we made it through to the final."

Athletics

Women's 4x100m relay

England finish second but there is concern that Ashleigh Nelson didn't grab the baton inside the designated area before hurtling after Shelley-Ann Fraser Pryce. The English quartet nervously stand trackside watching slow-mo replays of the exchange between Nelson and Louise Bloor. Looks fine to me...just.

Athletics

Women's 4x100m relay

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No surprise as Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce thunders down the straight to see Jamaica home first. It may not also be a surprise that England are at the centre of a handover controversy...

Athletics

Women's 4x100m relay

Next up in heat two are England, Wales and...Jamaica. The Caribbean sprint queens are anchored by reigning World and Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce.

Athletics

Women's 4x100m relay

Darren Campbell

BBC Sport athletics expert on BBC Radio 5 live

Nigeria were very sloppy with their changes but if they can bring Blessing Okagbare in..wow!

Athletics

Women's 4x100m relay

Time for the event which we all used to love at school sports day - the 4x100m relay. Bahamas win the first heat ahead of Trinidad and Tobago and Nigeria, who were without double 100m and 200m champion Blessing Okagbare. She was having a well-earned rest after her golden exploits over the past couple of days.

Athletics

Women's 800m final

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Scotland's Lynsey Sharp reveals she was ill overnight before racing to silver in the 800m.

She told BBC One: "This is my everything. The last year has been obstacle after obstacle, even right up to this morning being in hospital in the athletes' village until 5.30. I hadn't slept for 12 hours and was throwing up all night and had a drip in my arm.

"But there was no way after going through everything I have been through I was not going to get a medal today.

"I know how low the low points can be. Yesterday I almost lost it and today I had to come out and get it right. I had 24 hours to get it right and thankfully I did."

Gold Medal

Gao Ning and Li Hu (Singapore) - men's table tennis doubles final

Singapore's Gao Ning and Li Hu claim gold in the men's doubles after the top seeds beat India's defending champion Sharath Kamal Achantaand new partner Amalraj Anthony Arputharaj 5-11 11-7 11-9 11-5. It is the only table tennis gold that Singapore had never won in the Commonwealth Games.

Athletics

Men's triple jump

Many thought they had seen the last of England's Phillips Idowu when he was one of a number of high-profile GB athletes to lose their lottery funding for 2013-14.

But the eye-catching Londoner is back. After making a low-key return earlier this year, he is back in the big-time in Glasgow. He leads the qualifying stage after a first-round jump of 16.70m.

Diving

BBC Radio 5 live

Tom Daley on BBC Radio 5 live after winning silver in the 10m synchro with James Denny: "It is about what you can do when it counts. Going into the last round, we had to give it our all. We have only done three training sessions together ever and we went in there to have fun. I am happy how we did and to come out with a silver."

Athletics

Women's 800m final

Steve Cram

BBC Sport athletics commentator

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On Scotland's Lynsey Sharp winning silver: "Lynsey has had a such a difficult year. She was hospitalised with a wound that didn't heal properly. She isn't always one to tell her own story but it was known in athletics.

"At the start of the season she was struggling to even make the qualifying time but she has raced and raced to get into shape.

"She was in tears after the semi-final because she thought she hadn't run well enough to get into the final. But what a performance tonight."

Get involved

#BOLTDOWN

The countdown to Usain Bolt's first run on the Hampden Park track is well and truly under way. The 4x100m relay first round start at 21:35 BST.

How do you think he'll get on? Tweet us at #BOLTDOWN,text us on 81111 or get involved on the BBC Sport Facebook and Google+ pages.

Athletics

Women's 800m final

"Get out strong, commit." The four little words scrawled on to Lynsey Sharp's right hand in black marker pen. Not sure she would have had any time mid-race to remind herself of that motto - but she managed to deliver it to the letter.