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2349: MOTORSPORT - Scotland's Dario Franchitti navigates through a labyrinth of car crashes to win at the Honda Indy Toronto race.

2337: FOOTBALL - Monday's edition of BBC Sport's gossip column is now available as north London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal fight over Blackburn defender Chris Samba.


2333: GOLF - Graeme McDowell on Twitterexternal-link: "Just watched that documentary on Seve on BBC1. Wow. #legend #tearintheeye #misshim." If you missed it, you will be able to catch up on the BBC iPlayer.

2326: FOOTBALL - David Beckham is set to face former club Manchester United on their tour of the United States after he was voted on to the Major League Soccer All-Stars XI. Beckham, 36, is joined in the XI by LA Galaxy team-mate Landon Donovan, former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry and ex-Barcelona defender Rafa Marquez.

2311: CRICKET - as Shivnarine Chanderpaul's 23rd Test century helped West Indies to draw the final Test with India.

2258: FOOTBALL - Cardiff have signed Plymouth striker Joe Mason . The 20-year-old joins for an undisclosed fee.

2249: GOLF - BBC 5 Live golf correspondent Iain Carter blogs on Luke Donald's chances in the Open after "the world number one produced brilliant, stress-free golf to cruise to a win in the Scottish Open."

2227: FORMULA 1 - It was a mixed day for new BBC Sport columnist Mark Webber at Silverstone as he finished on the podium but was not allowed to race team-mate Sebastian Vettel. BBC Sport's Andrew Benson blogs on the thorny issue of team orders in F1.

2219: GOLF - A reminder to watch a tribute to Severiano Ballesteros shortly. Seve: The Legend features contributions from Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal and Sir Bruce Forsyth and will be broadcast on BBC One at 2225 BST. You can also watch it on the BBC Sport website.

2216: ATHLETICS - Mo Farah after his : "People have questioned me about my move to the United States but as an athlete you've always got to be looking at how to improve yourself and what you can do better."

2211: FOOTBALL - Porto striker and reported Chelsea target Radamel Falcao scores twice as Colombia beat Bolivia 2-0 to win Group A at the Copa America.

2153: BREAKING CRICKET - With 15 overs left at Windsor Park, the sides shake hands on a draw as India win the Test series 1-0. Match report to come on BBC Sport.

2148: FOOTBALL - Lee Bowyer after signing for Ipswich: "There was interest from other clubs but Ipswich is the right choice for me. I know all about the traditions of the club after working with Sir Bobby Robson at Newcastle."

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2144: BREAKING FOOTBALL - Ipswich complete the signing of former Leeds midfielder Lee Bowyer on a free transfer. The 34-year-old was a free agent after leaving Birmingham.

2133: CYCLING - Kazakh rider Alexandre Vinokourov after he broke his thigh in a high-speed crash this afternoon: "I never expected such a dramatic end on the Tour de France. This is a terrible disappointment to me, I am so sad tonight."

2119: GOLF - A reminder to watch a tribute to Severiano Ballesteros in just over an hour's time. Seve: The Legend features contributions from Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal and Sir Bruce Forsyth and will be broadcast on BBC One at 2225 BST. You can also watch it on the BBC Sport website.

2108: ATHLETICS - Asafa Powell after winning the 100m in Birmingham in 9.91 seconds: "I was only going to do enough to win today. I didn't want to push too hard."

2104: FOOTBALL - Argentina coach Sergio Batista is expected to change his tactics for Monday's decisive match in the Copa America against Costa Rica. He said: "We are redoing the system so that Lionel Messi can be the playmaker with the forwards." Read BBC Sport's Tim Vickery's blog on why Argentina must abandon their Barcelona plan.

2054: FOOTBALL - United States coach Pia Sundhage after the "There's something about the American attitude and will to win. They bring out the best performance in each other."

2040: CRICKET - In the test match at Windsor Park, India need 130 runs to win from 31 overs to beat the West Indies. Follow the scores on the BBC Sport website.

2020: CYCLING - Tour de France organisers have thrown a television car off the race after it sent two riders flying across the road on a crash-marred ninth stage. The car hit Team Sky's Juan Antonio Flecha as it overtook and Dutchman Johnny Hoogerland fell into a fence. "They caused the crash of both riders. This behaviour is intolerable," said Tour director Christian Prudhomme.

2008: ATHLETICS - Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe on Twitterexternal-link: "@Mo_Farah on fire again in Birmingham. Great to see and looking forward to more runs together over the next few weeks."

Asafa Powell
Powell has now run under 10 seconds 71 times in his career

1959: BREAKING ATHLETICS - Asafa Powell wins the 100m in Birmingham, clocking a time of 9.91 seconds.

1948: ATHLETICS - British runner Mo Farah wins the 5000m.

1944: ATHLETICS - Asafa Powell is due to race in the men's 100m in Birmingham at 1950 BST. Watch live coverage now of the Diamond League on the BBC Sport website. and on BBC2.

1926: FOOTBALL - USA defender Alex Krieger hits the winning penalty after goalkeeper Hope Solo had saved a penalty from Brazil's Daiane. USA win 5-3 on penalties against 2007 Women's World Cup runners-up Brazil to face France in the semi-final on Wednesday.


1925: ATHLETICS - 400m hurdler Dai Greene on Twitterexternal-link: "What a great reception from the crowd at Birmingham! Loved it out there in the rain, very happy with another win!"

1923: GOLF - Luke Donald on his chances in next week's Open after winning in Scotland this afternoon: "This was perfect preparation. It doesn't get any better than going out and winning the week before. I'm going to be high on confidence."

1917: CRICKET - West Indies bowled out for 322 in their second innings at Windsor Park to leave India requiring 180 to win from a minimum of 47 overs. Follow the scores on the BBC Sport website.

1911: FOOTBALL - Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildrim has been charged with match-fixing, BBC News report.

1903: FOOTBALL - Dramatic equaliser for USA against Brazil in the Women's World Cup in Germany. An Abby Wambach header in the dying seconds of extra-time has put the game to penalties.

1856: ATHLETICS - From the BBC's Chief Sports Writer Tom Fordyce at the Alexander Stadium: "That was a significant win for Dai Greene in the 400m hurdles. With less than six weeks until the Worlds in Daegu, the Welshman is convincing more and more judges that he could not only win his first global medal but maybe even top the podium. 19-year-old training partner Jack Green confirms enormous potential with PB in fourth."

1846: FOOTBALL - A spokesman for former England captain David Beckham says wife Victoria has given birth to a healthy baby girl.

1843: FOOTBALL - A second goal for Marta has put Brazil 2-1 ahead in extra-time of their World Cup quarter final with USA.

1841: CYCLING - Defending Tour de France champion Alberto Contador hopes tomorrow's rest day will give his bruised knee a chance to heal after he fell off during He says: "I'm actually quite worried because I have pain in that knee. I'm going to need to recover from that, I'm not feeling great."

1835: ATHLETICS - Triple jumper Phillips Idowu manages an effort of 17.06m in his opening jump in Birmingham. Watch live coverage of the Diamond League on the BBC Sport website. and on BBC2.


1828: CYCLING - British rider Mark Cavendish on Twitterexternal-link: "Doesn't matter that there were nearly 200 other riders suffering the same ordeal, I felt seriously sorry for myself a good few times today."

1823: FOOTBALL - Brazil and USA are going to extra time in their Women's World Cup quarter final.

1812: GOLF - Luke Donald closed with a 63 to finish four clear of the field on 19 under par at the Scottish Open.

1810: BASEBALL - There is live coverage now on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra as the Tampa Bay Rays visit American League East rivals the New York Yankees.

1808: FOOTBALL - In the Women's World Cup, Brazil have equalised against the USA through a Marta penalty on 68 minutes. USA's Rachel Buehler was red carded after the defender was judged to have pulled down a Brazilian in the area. Brazil 1-1 USA. Just over 10 minutes left to play.

1806: ATHLETICS - British 400m hurdler Dai Greene wins in 48.20 seconds in the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham. Watch live coverage of the Diamond League on the BBC Sport website. and on BBC2.

1803: GOLF - World number one Donald maintains his impressive form ahead of next week's Open with victory at Castle Stuart but no player has ever won the Scottish Open and gone on to win the Open.

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1757: BREAKING GOLF - Luke Donald wins the Scottish Open.

1750: ATHLETICS - Jamaican Asafa Powell runs 9.95 seconds in the 100m in his heat to advance through to the final at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham. Watch live coverage of the Diamond League on the BBC Sport website.

1745: CRICKET - James Vince hit an unbeaten 85 as Hampshire crushed Sussex by 112 runs at Hove to clinch first place in the South Group of the Friends Life t20.

1740: FOOTBALL - The "whistleblower" behind a series of corruption allegations involving Fifa executive committee members and Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid has she fabricated the claims.

1735: RUGBY LEAGUE - Kyle Eastmond made the most of his switch to full-back as he led St Helens to 46-6 scoring spree against a dispirited Wakefield, who have now conceded 208 points in their last four matches.

1725: FOOTBALL - The USA lead Brazil 1-0 at half-time in their quarter-final at the women's World Cup.

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1715: BREAKING FOOTBALL - Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov decides convicted sex offender Craig Thomson will leave the club,

1710: CYCLING - Scot David Millar finished six minutes and 42 seconds behind the stage winner after two crashes and says: "I think there was some oil on the road and I just came slap down. Then the next one was horrific, coming down a high-speed descent. Me and Thor Hushovd just made it by and they all went down behind us.

"It's one of the scariest crashes I've seen. Carnage.

"The sport is so fast, there are so many of us on the road going for the same thing and there are more risks."

1705: CYCLING - Thomas Voeckler will go into Monday's rest day one minute 49 seconds clear of Luis-Leon Sanchez at the front of the Tour de France. Cadel Evans is in third with Frank and Andy Schleck rounding out the top five. Previous leader Thor Hushovd is now outside the top 10.

1703: GOLF - Colin Montgomerie finishes on 10 under at the Scottish Open but will not finish in the top five to qualify for next week's Open. He has played in every Open Championship since 1989.

1700: GOLF - Luke Donald remains two shots clear in the Scottish Open on -16 after 14 holes, but Graeme McDowell's hopes are hammered as he takes nine on the par-five 12th to drop back to -9.

Listen to live coverage on BBC Radio 5 Live. You can watch live coverage on the BBC Sport website (UK users only) and BBC Two.

1656: FOOTBALL - USA, the world's top ranked team, are 1-0 against Brazil in the final Women's World Cup quarter-final game through a Diaiane own goal after two minutes. The winner will join Sweden, Japan and France in the semi-finals. Hosts and reigning champions Germany were knocked out by Japan last night, while England lost a dramatic penalty shoot out to France.

1652: TENNIS - Britain's James Ward comfortably sees off 18-year-old Mike Vermeer to ensure a 4-1 final score against Luxembourg. The British number two won 6-1 6-3 to take his Davis Cup record to six wins from eight matches.

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1647: BREAKING CYCLING - Luis-Leon Sanchez wins stage nine of the Tour de France. Team Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler is the new owner of the yellow jersey after finishing second.

1646: ATHLETICS - From the BBC's Chief Sports Writer Tom Fordyce in Birmingham: "Stands filling fast at the new-look Alexander Stadium as the big Diamond League meet draws closer. The big questions on everyone's lips: can Asafa Powell set the fastest ever 100m seen on British soil (again)? Will Brum-based Phillips Idowu put triple-jump tyro Teddy Tamgho in his place? Can Dai Greene add Bershawn Jackson to his list long list of world-class hurdling scalps?"

1644: CYCLING - Video of the TV car crashing into Juan Antonio Flecha and Johnny Hoogerlandexternal-link during stage nine of the Tour de France.

1641: CYCLING - The leaders are inside the final 10km of stage nine. Sandy Casar, Luis-Leon Sanchez and Thomas Voeckler remain ahead of the main peloton. Watch the closing stages of the Tour de France (external website)external-link.

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1637: ATHLETICS - You can watch now watch live coverage of the Diamond League from Birmingham on the BBC Sport website.

1633: RUGBY LEAGUE - Welsh dual international Gareth Thomas broke his left arm during Crusaders' 38-10 defeat by Hull KR yesterday, the player has confirmed on Twitter.external-link

1627: FOOTBALL - Real Mallorca have completed the signing of defender Gianni Zuiverloon from West Brom.


1620: BBC Sport's Andrew Benson on Twitter:external-link "Peter Sauber, 1 of two bosses who didn't agree to diffuser compromise, won't say whether has agreed to it following Ecclestone claim of deal."

1615: GYMNASTICS - Beth Tweddle claims double gold at the British Championships in Liverpool, with Hannah Whelan adding two silver medals to the all-around title she secured on Saturday.

1608: TENNIS - After dropping the opening game in his Davis Cup dead rubber, James Ward wins the next six in a row to wrap up the opening set against Mike Vermeer 6-1 in 20 minutes.

1604: CRICKET - England coach Andy Flower on Stuart Broad: "Broad has been a superb performer for us, a great competitor - and I foresee him doing great things for us in the future, both in this upcoming Test series and the one-day series [against India]."

1600: CYCLING - Another crash on the Tour as a TV car swerves into Team Sky's Juan Antonia Flecha and he flips sideways, taking out another rider. Flecha gets back under way, his shirt in tatters but the breakaway has been reduced to three.

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1558: CYCLING - As we enter the final hour of stage nine of the Tour de France, you can listen live on this website. Thomas Voeckler of France has the yellow jersey on the road as one of five riders in a group that is again building it's lead - currently at 4min 54 sec.

1556: TENNIS - As James Ward and Mike Vermeer step on to court to prepare for their singles match, Hungary complete their comeback to defeat Belarus and confirm themselves as Great Britain's next Davis Cup opponents. The tie will be played in Britain (venue tbc) from 16th -18th September. Follow the match (external website).external-link

1554: MOTORCYCLING - Italian duo Marco Melandri and Max Biaggi win a race each in the World Superbikeexternal-link round at Brno in the Czech Republic. Carlos Checa remains 30 points clear at the top of the standings.

1550: CRICKET - Score update from day five of the third Test between West Indies and India at Roseau: West Indies are 259-8 in their second innings, a lead of 118 runs after India made 347 in response to the hosts first innings score of 204.

1543: FOOTBALL - Roma director Walter Sabatini vows to do everything possible to keep hold of Blackburn and Tottenham transfer target Mirko Vucinic, report Setantaexternal-link.

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1538: BREAKING FOOTBALL -Liverpool release a statementexternal-link suggesting it is unlikely that they can redevelop Anfield. Managing Director Ian Ayre said: "With land/property acquisition, environmental and statutory issues creating barriers to our ambition, it looks increasingly unlikely there is any way we can move forward on a refurbishment of Anfield unless there are significant changes in those areas."

1535: FOOTBALL - Arsenal's teenage Brazilian forward Wellington has rejoined Levante on a season-long loan deal, the Barclays Premier League club have confirmed on their official websiteexternal-link.

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1531: GOLF -Luke Donald regains the outright lead at the Scottish Open after a birdie at the ninth puts him one stroke ahead of Chilean Mark Tullo, who moments earlier had joined the Englishman at the top of the leaderboard at Castle Stuart. Listen to live coverage on BBC Radio 5 Live. You can watch live coverage on the BBC Sport website (UK users only) and BBC Two.

1530: TENNIS - BBC Sport tennis correspondent Jonathan Overend on BBC Radio 5 live: "It was a real treat for the capacity crowd. [Andy] Murray pulled out all the tricks including some running winners. The Luxembourg number one [Gilles Muller] had no chance whatsoever on the Murray serve which was excellent throughout. There was a leaping celebration at the end, which was probably something to do with Murray playing in front of his home crowd. He likes the Davis Cup and wants to play more matches."

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1527: GOLF - Leaderboard update from the Scottish Open: -14 Luke Donald, Mark Tullo -13 Martin Wiegele, Carlos del Moral, Robert Coles -12 Mark Foster, Lorenzo Gagli, Richard Finch, Jamie Donaldson, Peter Hanson, Graeme McDowell, Scott Jamieson. Listen to live coverage on BBC Radio 5 Live. You can watch live coverage on the BBC Sport website (UK users only) and BBC Two.

1522: CYCLING - Injury update from the Tour de France, following the pile-up that saw a number of riders withdraw injured from the race. The official Tour website is saying Alexandr Vinokourov has a fractured femur, Frederik Willems has a fractured collarbone, David Zabriskie a fractured wrist while Jürgen van den Broeck has a fractured shoulder blade. You can follow live text commentary on the official websiteexternal-link.

1519: TENNIS - Following their 3-1 victory over Luxembourg in the Davis Cup, Great Britain will now face a Europe/Africa Group II play-off against Belarus or Hungary, who are tied at 2-2 going into their final rubber.

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1514: GOLF - Listen to live coverage of the Scottish Open on BBC Radio 5 Live. You can watch live coverage on the BBC Sport website (UK users only) and BBC Two.


1510: BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitterexternal-link: "Aston Villa have not received Arsenal bid for Downing and remain firm in their insistence he will not be sold. #fb"

1507: FOOTBALL - Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega claims Everton are one of a number of clubs who are interested in bringing him in this summer, report Setantaexternal-link.

1505: FORMULA 1 - Championship leader Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull, who : "We had a brilliant start and I was able to pull away, but we weren't that aggressive on the intermediates, and then there was the pit stop, so little mistakes here and there. You can't get it right all the time, but credit to Ferrari they have been getting stronger and improving their car, so it shows we need to keep pushing hard."

1502: FORMULA 1 - winner Fernando Alonso of Ferrari: "I knew it was a race to be calm, make no mistakes, to not be off the track, and with that I knew the car had enough for victory and it came."

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1458: BREAKING CYCLING - Scotland's David Millar is seeking medical advice after suffering in that big crash and his Garmin-Cervelo team-mate, American David Zabriskie, has already abandoned. Millar was 19th overall at the start of the day but not expected to hold that position in the mountains. Two more big climbs to go, then a couple of smaller ones just before the finish at Saint-Flour. Gap from pack to leaders now down to 6min, with 72km left. You can follow live text commentary on the official websiteexternal-link.

1456: FORMULA 1 - Drivers' championship standings following the British Grand Prix: 1. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) 204 points, 2. Mark Webber (Red Bull) 124, 3. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) 112, 4. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) 109, 5. Jenson Button (McLaren) 109. Watch reaction to the race live on BBC One and online (UK only)

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1452: BREAKING CYCLING - Omega Pharma-Lotto have lost another rider from the Tour de France as Frederik Willems has also abandoned the race after being caught up in the melee following the crash at the 102km mark of stage nine. You can follow live text commentary on the official websiteexternal-link.

1446: FOOTBALL - Wolves are weighing up a move for West Ham defender James Tomkins after missing out on Matt Mills, report talkSPORTexternal-link.

Andy Murray
Murray is dominating again in the Davis Cup tie against Luxembourg

1441: TENNIS -Andy Murray has won the second set 6-3, his superior serve and speed around court continuing to dominate the match against Gilles Muller, and needs one more set to secure Great Britain's victory over Luxembourg in their Europe/Africa Group II tie. Follow the match live (external website).external-link

1439: CYCLING - There is some confusion as to whether the pack is racing. Some further information about the two riders - Jurgen van den Broeck and Alexandre Vinokourov - who have pulled out of the race. Van den Broeck finished fifth last year, while veteran Vinokourov - who has won four stages in the past - was riding what was expected to be his final Tour at the age of 37. You can follow live text commentary on the official websiteexternal-link.

1437: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty understands there was no agreement between Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and Luka Modric that the midfielder could leave if the right club came in for him when he signed his new contract. Full story to follow on BBC Sport website.

1435: CYCLING - Reigning champion Alberto Contador struggling so far on stage nine. He crashed for the fourth time in the race so far and, just when he had regained the peloton, and was forced to change his bike. Team Sky's Juan Antonio Flecha is part of the break - currently 7min 20 sec clear. You can follow live text commentary on the official websiteexternal-link.

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1433: FORMULA 1 - Red Bull duo Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber second and third at Silverstone, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton fourth with Ferrari's Felipe Massa fifth. Watch reaction to the race live on BBC One and online (UK only)

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1428: GOLF - England's Luke Donald is now in the lead at the Scottish Open, holding a one-shot lead on 13 under. You can watch live coverage on the BBC Sport website (UK users only) and BBC Two.

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1426: FORMULA 1 - With four laps to go in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso leads, with Red Bull's duo Sebastian Vettel second and Mark Webber third.Watch the race live on BBC One and online (UK only)

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1424: BREAKING CYCLING - A big crash at the 102km mark sees Jurgen van den Broeck and Alexandre Vinokourov pull out of the Tour de France. You can follow live text commentary on the official websiteexternal-link.

1422: ATHLETICS -The Diamond League Grand Prix in Birmingham starts at 1630 BST (live on the Red Button and online in the UK) then on BBC 2 from 1730 BST. Check out the ones to watch, including Jamaica's Asafa Powell targeting the fastest 100m ever run on British soil. Follow BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce on Twitterexternal-link at the event.

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1418: GOLF - Scottish Open update. England's Luke Donald and Sweden's Peter Hanson joins leader Scott Jamieson on 12 under. You can watch live coverage on the BBC Sport website (UK users only) and BBC Two.

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1415: FORMULA 1 - With 10 laps to go in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso leads, with Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian Vettel second and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton third. Hamilton's teammate Jenson Button is out of the race after an error in the pits.Watch the race live on BBC One and online (UK only)

1410: TENNIS - Andy Murray goes one set up in the Davis Cup Luxembourg's Gilles Muller. A break of Muller's serve early on and four love service games won in a row sees him take the set in 45 minutes. Follow the match live (external website).external-link

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1408: GOLF - Scott Jamieson has just taken a one-shot lead at the Scottish Open. The Scot is 12 under after two holes. You can watch live coverage on the BBC Sport website (UK users only) and BBC Two.

1405: FOOTBALL - Arsenal have lodged an £18m bid for Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing, report Sky Sportsexternal-link.

1400: FORMULA 1 - With 33 laps gone Ferrari's Fernando Alonso leads the British Grand Prix. Watch the race live on BBC One and online (UK only)

1355: FOOTBALL - Sweden beat Australia 3-1 to advance to the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup on Sunday.

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1349: GOLF - There is now a seven-way tie at the top of the leaderboard at the Scottish Openexternal-link at Castle Stuart. Colin Montgomerie has made an early charge and he, Lorenzo Gagli, Mark Foster and Peter Hansen have joined overnight leaders Scott Jamieson, Graeme McDowell and Peter Whiteford on 11 under par. Watch live on the BBC Sport website (UK users only).

1342: ROWING - More medals for Great Britain in the afternoon session at the Lucerne World Cup event, with a win for the lightweight men's four. There were silver medals for the men's and women's quadruple sculls. Total GB haul: four gold, four silver, two bronze. Only two crews missed out on medals from the 11 events entered. Lots of highlights on our rowing page already (for users in the UK).

1335: FOOTBALL - Hull have confirmed that Barclays Premier League newcomers QPR have shown an interest in signing Jimmy Bullard, report the Hull Daily Mail.external-link

1325: FORMULA 1 - Red Bull's Sebatian Vettel jumps Mark Webber at the start of the British Grand Prix to lead at Silverstone.

1308: TENNIS - Great Britain's Andy Murray takes on Luxembourg's Gilles Muller knowing a win will seal victory in their Europe/Africa Group II David Cup tie in Glasgow. Follow the match live (external website).external-link

1303: FORMULA 1 - The British Grand Prix at Silverstone gets underway. Watch the race live on BBC One and online (UK only)

1259: ARCHERY - British duo Larry Godfrey and Amy Oliver clinched a bronze medal in the World Archery Championship in Turin, beating Poland in the third-placed shoot-off in the recurve mixed-team tournament.

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1258: BREAKING FOOTBALL - Kevin Phillips has joined Blackpoolexternal-link on a free transfer from Birmingham after agreeing a one-year deal with the option for a further year.

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1255: BREAKING RUGBY - Martyn Thomas has stood down as chairman of the Rugby Football Union but will remain as the acting chief executive of the RFU until a permanent appointment is made, Press Association Sport understands.


1249: England Women's captain Faye White on Twitter:external-link "Can only say that has to be the worst feeling to ever have to feel in sport. But i would rather try & give everything then not try at all!"

1240: BREAKING FOOTBALL - with Espanyol in an attempt to agree a fee for Spanish defender Raul Rodriguez. The 23-year-old joined the Spanish top-flight outfit from third tier club Gramenet in 2010. Since then, he has played for Espanyol's B team and a handful of games for the senior side.

1230: GOLF - Play resumes at the restructured Scottish Open at Castle Stuart. Watch live on the BBC Sport website (UK users only).

1228: ATHLETICS - Mo Farah, Philips Idowu and Dai Greene lead the domestic challenge in Birmingham as the Diamond League arrives in the UK for the first time in 2011. Watch live from 1630 BST on BBC Red Button and 1730 on BBC2 - all on the BBC Sport website (UK users only).


1217: BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter:external-link "Today is women's Pentathlon World Cup Final. Fencing done, swimming next. Mhairi Spence 4th, Heather Fell 8th, Freyja Prentice 27th so far."

1210: FORMULA 1 - Watch the British Grand Prix live on BBC One and online (UK only)

1205: ROWING - The afternoon session of the World Cup in Lucerne is just getting under way, with the Great Britain men's eight confident they're closing on world champions Germany. Katherine Grainger continued her run of success as Great Britain won three golds and two silver medals in the morning session. But men's pair Andy Hodge and Pete Reed were seven seconds behind Kiwi arch-rivals Hamish Blair and Eric Murray. Watch live on the BBC Red Button and online (UK only)

1202: FOOTBALL - Fifa president Sepp Blatter has vowed a life ban for any players, coaches or referees implicated in match fixing or irregular betting.

1200: ATHLETICS - Chinese star hurdler Liu Xiang set a new Asian Athletics Championships record in the 110-metre hurdles on Sunday in Kobe. The former world record holder clocked a new championship best time of 13.22 seconds.

1153: FOOTBALL - Lille's sought-after Belgian winger Eden Hazard has dampened speculation that he could be on his way out of the French champions

"For the moment I remain a Lille player. I have spoken with the coach and I know what I have at Lille. I also know that there is still an awful lot I can achieve with the club," the 20 year-old was quoted as saying in Voix du Nord newspaper.

1145: FORMULA 1 - Britain's former World champion Nigel Mansell was on BBC Radio 5 live earlier talking about whether Lewis Hamilton shoud leave McLaren. "Sometimes you have to be a little bit patient and it will all come good," said Mansell. "They love him at McLaren, they've supported him through thick and thin."

1133: CYCLING - Rabobank rider Juan Manuel Garate - winner on Mont Ventoux two years ago - was the only man not to start stage nine so 187 riders will tackle the 208km up-and-down stage between Issoire and Saint-Flour, a stage which Australia's Cadel Evans hopes will finally see Thor Hushovd relinquish the yellow jersey. Listen live to the closing stages at around 1630 BST on our website.

1128: Leading American golfer Matt Kuchar believes his fellow British Open competitors will have more to worry about than Rory McIlroy next weeK, report AFP. "The British Open could throw up a guy who most people would not be familiar with but that all of us would then have to worry about."

1122: Follow live text commentary of the British Grand Prix on the BBC Sport website now.

1115: CYCLING - Spanish Rabobank rider Juan Manuel Garate, one of the key helpers for Tour de France contender Robert Gesink, withdraws from the race because of injury, report Agence France-Presse. The ninth stage of the Tour - a 208-km (129.2-mile) trek from Issoire to Saint-Flour in France's Massif Central - will get underway shortly.

1110: GYMNASTICS - Watch coverage of the 2011 Women's British Championships, via british-gymnastics.orgexternal-link.

1105: GOLF - A reminder that coverage of the Scottish Open - where players have finished their second round and are starting their third - will begin on red button at 1230 BST and 1330 BST on BBC Two.

1100: FOOTBALL - David Beckham scored direct from a corner as Los Angeles Galaxy moved five points clear at the head of the Western Conference with a 2-1 win over Chicago Fire, report the Mail on Sundayexternal-link.


1057: BBC Sport F1 reporter Sarah Holt at the British Grand Prix, on Twitterexternal-link: "It's surprisingly warm & sunshine at Silverstone for race day. We've had cars on track since 0830 & the F1 drivers are now here too #bbcf1"

1050: FOOTBALL - Sunderland manager Steve Bruce confirms there has been an enquiry for George McCartney as he prepares to let the full-back leave, report Sky Sportsexternal-link. Bruce also revealed he is looking to part with fellow defenders Nyron Nosworthy and Matt Kilgallon.

Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton has been linked with a switch to Red Bull

1045: FORMULA 1 - Lewis Hamilton drops a clear hint that he will but warned them that any new contract will have to allow him far more free time to rest, report Reuters. "You have to make changes," he said. "When I re-sign the contract with McLaren they are going to be shocked at how many days they are not going to be able to make me do. I will have at least five days to prepare in the future."

1040: BOXING - Two more results from last night: Rico Ramos won the WBC super-bantamweight title with a seventh-round stoppage of Japan's Akifumi Shimoda and WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez kept his title with a fourth-round stoppage of Tomas Villa, ending his first title defence with a left hook to the body.


1035: BBC Sport F1 correspondent Andrew Benson on Twitterexternal-link: "Chances look slim of off-throttle diffuser deal at 1030 meeting. "I guarantee you there won't be an agreement," says one engineer #BBCF1"

1030: FOOTBALL - Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge says that Chelsea forward Fernando Torres, who used to play for Liverpool, will never recapture the form he demonstrated at Anfield, report the Sunday Expressexternal-link. "He's lost a yard of pace and I don't think he can get back to where he was," said Aldridge. "He'll still do some damage during the season but Chelsea fans shouldn't expect him to be like he used to be. It's not going to happen."

1025: FOOTBALL - London-based investment bank Seymour Pierce has been secretly recruited to find a buyer for QPR, report the Sunday Mirrorexternal-link. The newly promoted ­Premier League club is up for sale for £100m because main shareholders Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio ­Briatore are anxious to ­depart Loftus Road.

1020: BOXING - Lucian Bute of Canada retained his IBF super-middleweight title by knocking out Jean-Paul Mendy of France in the fourth round at the Romexpo on Saturday.

1015: CRICKET - England off-spinner Graeme Swann has gone the top of the ICC one-day international bowling rankingsexternal-link after his series figures of 8-164 against Sri Lanka. The 32-year-old has overtaken New Zealand's Daniel Vettori, who had been top since September 2009.


1010: British cyclist Mark Cavendish on Twitterexternal-link: "You want to know the sick thing about #TdF? I'm rather quite tired, yet GC riders haven't 'really' started yet. #damnyoufasttwitchmuscles"

1005: ROWING - A reminder that the Rowing World Cup from Lucerne is currently live on the red button and BBC Sport website until 1045 BST and then again from 1200-1400 BST.


1000: Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell, currently joint leader at the Scottish Open, on Twitterexternal-link: "After a crazy three days here in Scotland we are all set for a great shoot out in the 3rd and final round. 7 shots separates the whole field"

0956:Manchester City's £400m stadium sponsorship deal with Etihad Airways will face a Uefa investigation amid growing concerns it could breach the new Financial Fair Play rules, reports the Independentexternal-link.

0951: FOOTBALL - Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has agreed to join Manchester City in a move that will more than double the French international's weekly wage to £185,000, report the Times (subscription required)external-link. A fee has yet to be agreed between the clubs.

Javier Hernandez
Hernandez scored 20 goals for United last season

0942: FOOTBALL - Brighton boss Gus Poyet says Manchester United face losing Mexican striker Javier Hernandez to Real Madrid, report the Daily Mailexternal-link. "I respect United," said Poyet, who is acting as a pundit on the Copa America, where Hernandez's Mexico team are in action. "But there are much bigger teams, including Real Madrid. Due to their history they are bigger than United. I don't think it would be a surprise for Chicharito [Hernandez's nickname] to go to Real."

0936: FOOTBALL - Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish insists the club will remain responsible in the transfer market this summer, reports Sky Sportsexternal-link. The Reds have been busy during the close season with Charlie Adam joining this week on the back of Jordan Henderson's acquisition last month. "The owners know what they are doing and we have had great support from them," said Dalglish. "They know not to bankrupt the club and are running Liverpool in the right way."

0929: OLYMPICS - International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge rejects suggestions that ticket prices for the London 2012 Games are "greedy" and "for the rich", insisting the huge demand for them justifies the cost, report the Expressexternal-link.

0924: FOOTBALL - Former England manager and current Leicester boss Sven Goran Eriksson believes it is only a matter of time before a winter break is introduced in English football, reports the Daily Expressexternal-link. "I think more and more people realise that everyone needs a break during winter time," said Erkisson. "It could be a very short break, but that's enough."

BBC Radio 5 Live

0918: GOLF - More from Jack Nicklaus on BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek: "I don't know whether Rory [McIlroy] is the favourite [for the open] but he is certainly the name I would look for first in the paper. We'll see whether he can dominate the game. Don't anoint him the crown Prince just yet. He has only just one his first major. When he starts to win two or three or then you can start to say that he is the guy we have to watch. Until that day comes he is just one of a number of very talented players."

BBC Radio 5 Live

0912: GOLF - Record 18-time Major winner Jack Nicklaus on BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek:"I think Rory [McIlroy] will win many majors. He is a very talented player. Good gracious, if you look back over the past year, realistically he could have won the Masters and the US Open. Last year he could have won the British Open. He is a talented young man who we are going to see on the scene for a very long time."

0907: GOLF - England's Luke Donald now one shot off the lead - held by Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell, Scottish pair Scott Jamieson and Peter Whiteford and Swede Peter Hanson - at the Scottish Open after carding three birdies on the back nine of his second round on Sunday.

0903: CRICKET -Stuart Broad, who was dropped for England's final one-day match against Sri Lanka on Saturday, may now come under increased pressure for his place in the side to face India in the first Test, starting at Lord's on Thursday week, report the Mail on Sundayexternal-link. England announce their squad next weekend, with Broad knowing he has one Championship match, for Nottinghamshire against Somerset starting tomorrow, to prove his form.

BBC Radio 5 Live

0857: GOLF - England's Ian Poulter on BBC Radio 5 Live Sportsweek: "If Tiger Woods comes back fit and healthy and is 50% as good as he was that is still good enough to be world number one. I expect him to come back fit and healthy and in good form."

0852: RUGBY UNION - The Rugby Football Union's 58-man council gather at Twickenham on Sunday for a breakfast meeting which could plunge the governing body into fresh turmoil, report the Press Association. The RFU's disciplinary officer Judge Jeff Blackett was publishing his internal review into the way John Steele was ousted from his post as chief executive last month. It is believed that Blackett's 52-page report recommends that chairman Martyn Thomas and the majority of the board stand down.

BBC Radio 5 Live

0847: FORMULA 1 -Lewis Hamilton's father Anthony on BBC Radio 5 Live: "Lewis has spent the last two weekends at home wth us and his mind is absolutely in the perfect spot. He's relaxed and chilled out. Like any driver, if you give them the goods to drive with they'll perform but I'm not sure what is going on at McLaren at the moment. With all that technology, money and sponsors, they still can't get a car ready for the British GP."


0840: BBC Sport F1 correspondent Andrew Benson on Twitterexternal-link: "You can tell there's going to be a record crowd at British GP. My traffic-beating back-road way in is blocked up for first time ever #BBCF1"

Theo Walcott
Walcott is part of Arsenal's 23-man squad for the pre-season tour of Asia

0835: FOOTBALL - Winger Theo Walcott says Arsenal's pre-season tour to Asia could backfire, report the Sunexternal-link. The Gunners fly to Malaysia on Sunday as they embark on a three-country tour, which includes China and Germany. "In previous years we only went to Austria and Holland as well so it didn't take too much out of you," sais Walcott. "It will hit you at some stage but we have just got to get used to that. It is still a long way until the season starts so we should recover by the time that comes."

0830: CRICKET - England captain Alastair Cook following his side's 16-run win over Sri Lanka which meant they won the one-day series 3-2, for which he was named man of the series after scoring 298 runs: "I have improved a little bit. It is always nice to score runs but you don't do it to prove critics wrong, you do it to help England win. I do it for the satisfaction that we got in that final half-hour of the game, and you can't replicate that. That's why you play the game."

0824: ROWING - There will be coverage of the Rowing World Cupexternal-link from Lucerne in Switzerland. You can watch via the red button and online at 0915-1045 BST and 1200-1400 BST.


0819: BBC Sport's Andrew Cotter on Twitterexternal-link: "Westwood, Donald, Clarke (8-under) and Monty (7-under) all pick up a shot in first couple after restart. #golf #scottishopen #early."

0815: ATHLETICS - You can watch live coverage of the Diamond League from Birmingham from 1630 BST on BBC Red Button and 1730 on BBC Two. All of this will be on the BBC Sport website (UK users only). You can also get involved using Twitterexternal-link via hashtag #BBCAthletics.

0810: FORMULA 1 - Red Bull's Mark Webber will start on pole, ahead of teammate Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. You can read Sarah Holt's blog on the revamped Northamptonshire circuit on the BBC Sport website.

0805: WOMEN'S FOOTBALL - Watch highlights of England's World Cup quarter-final penalty shootout defeat to France.

0800: GOLF - Play is back under way at the Scottish Open after torrential rain, floods and landslides ensured there was no play on Saturday. Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell shares the lead with Scottish duo Scott Jamieson and Peter Whiteford. There will be live coverage on Sunday from 1330-1730 BST on BBC Two with scores and reports on BBC Sport website.

0800: Sunday's top three transfer stories so far:

Barcelona are confident they will complete a deal for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas this week, report Sunday Mirrorexternal-link.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is set to bankroll an £80m double swoop for Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric and Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, report the Sunday Expressexternal-link.

Jose Mourinho's decision to leave midfielder Lassana Diarra out of Real Madrid's pre-season tour of the United States could alert Manchester United and Tottenham, report the Metroexternal-link.

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