Sportsday Live - Monday 21 May

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In Summary:

  • 18:00 - England name unchanged squad for second Test
  • 17:53 - West Indies captain Darren Sammy fined
  • 13:45 - Nadal beats Djokovic in Italian Open final

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Muaz Mohd on Twitter:external-link "Lots of people wanting Torres to stay. Im shocked. He is by far not a replacement for hitman Drogba"

Ryan Locker on Twitter:external-link "Torres will be there next season so just an interview blown out of proportion again" on Twitter:external-link "Maybe if Torres scored more goals we wouldn't be having this discussion..."


The draw for the pool stages of the 2015 World Cup in England will take place on 3 December in London, the International Rugby Board has confirmed.

The top four sides in the world rankings - currently New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and England - will be kept apart in the pool stage.

That means the upcoming summer tours and the November internationals will take on extra significance as sides attempt to give themselves the best chance of a favourable draw.

Six Nations champions Wales are narrowly behind England in fifth place in the rankings, with France sixth.

18:37: Bruno Senna's Williams car came through the Spanish Grand Prix garage fire relatively undamaged and the Brazilian will use it in Monaco again this weekend.

The car was in the Circuit de Catalunya garage when the fire broke out as the team posed for a victory photograph following Pastor Maldonado's first Formula 1 win eight days ago.

Photographs showed it surrounded by charred debris and covered by extinguisher foam but a team spokeswoman said the chassis was fine.


Mike Oxmall on Twitter:external-link "the final was Drogba going out in glory, Torres is their new main striker now that Drogba's contract isn't being renewed"

Callum Barber on Twitter:external-link "Hopefully Torres stays at Chelsea. Drogba has had a great time at Chelsea but will probably leave now and Torres can Shine."

18:17: FOOTBALL:

BBC Scotland will screen four of Scotland's five World Cup qualifying away games, starting with the game against Belgium on 16 October, followed by the matches against Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia next year.

18:09: FOOTBALL:

Mark Hateley fears former Rangers strike partner Ally McCoist will suffer an exodus of leading players from the Scottish crisis club this summer.

"I think the question will be asked by their advisors - is staying at Rangers going to make you a better player?" said Hateley.

18:00: CRICKET

England name an unchanged squad for the second Test against West Indies following their five-wicket win in the opening Test at Lord's.

England squad (second Test, v West Indies, at Trent Bridge): AJ Strauss (captain, Middlesex), JM Anderson (Lancashire), JM Bairstow (Yorkshire), IR Bell (Warwickshire), TT Bresnan (Yorkshire), SCJ Broad (Nottinghamshire), AN Cook (Essex), ST Finn (Middlesex), G Onions (Durham), KP Pietersen (Surrey), MJ Prior (wkt, Sussex), GP Swann (Nottinghamshire), IJL Trott (Warwickshire).

1753: CRICKET:

West Indies captain Darren Sammy has been fined 80% of his match fee for his team's slow over rate during their five-wicket defeat by England in the first Test at Lord's.

West Indies were ruled to be four overs short of their target, triggering a 40% fine for all the players in the team apart from the captain, who must pay double under International Cricket Council rules.


Ireland and Leinster full-back Rob Kearney paid tribute to his team-mates after being named European player of the year for the 2011-12 season.

"It really is an honour to have won this ERC award," said Kearney, renowned for his prowess under the high ball and potency in attack.

"While I am delighted with the recognition, an individual player is powerless without the support of his team-mates. So I owe this to the Leinster squad, to the management and to all the backroom staff at the club."


Jacob Hill on Twitter:external-link "Keeping Kieron Dyer at QPR is like keeping your blind and deaf old dog in the family even though we all know what is best."

James Smithson on Twitter:external-link "I'm surprised Dyer has been given a 1 year contract extension at QPR when he hasn't played all season and he's injury prone."

17:29: FOOTBALL:

Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini has downplayed rumors he is interested in signing AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Mancini met with Milan vice president Adriano Galliani at the Italian club's headquarters on Monday, but the former Inter Milan coach said it was just a courtesy visit.


Sara on Twitter:external-link "Torres forced a move to Chelsea so he could lift the CL trophy. He does so, then starts whining straight away. Aw, diddums."

Joshy on Twitter:external-link "Torres should realise that its a TEAM game and not moan about his treatment, the fans adore him and he says that? ungrateful"

Bobby D on Twitter:external-link "Why is the torres situation made bigger then it should? He wont be the last to say he is unhappy this summer."

17:17: FOOTBALL:

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says he wants to see controversial Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, 21, attracting headlines for the excellence of his play and not his off-field antics during next month's European Championship.

"He has to see it as an extraordinary occasion for him, as it is for the national side," said Prandelli. "It is time for him to be written about for what he does on the pitch and not what he has done off it."

17:07: TENNIS:

Rafael Nadal says he can improve despite beating Novak Djokovicin the final of the Italian Open. It was the Spaniard's second successive final win over the Serb, having lost to Djokovic in seven straight finals before that.

"I don't think I played that well, I can do better," Nadal said. "I am trying to play more aggressive and I am hitting the ball better than last year."

Djokovic made 41 unforced errors in this match, including a double-fault on the last point.

"He is always the favourite even if I win against him seven times," Djokovic said. "He is the best player in the world on this surface."

17:01: FOOTBALL:

Former Yugoslavia international Sinisa Mihajlovic was named Serbia's new coach on Monday and said he would quit if he fails to steer the Balkan side to the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil. "I am completely confident we can reach the World Cup finals and I will step down if we fail," he said.


Tim G on Twitter:external-link "I find it amusing that Torres has been made fun of all season, now he says hes not happy and suddenly everyone wants him."

Peter Ratcliffe on Twitter:external-link "Torres is just a Spanish media story consequent of a Germany v UK final."


England got their summer off to a winning start, Fernando Torres has caused a furore with his comments about Chelsea and Kieron Dyer has been given a new contract at QPR. Let us know what you think and tweet us your views via #bbcsportsday.


Ireland coach Declan Kidney has warned his side they have to "go for it" when they head to New Zealand next month for three Tests against the All Blacks. "Going to New Zealand for a three-match tour, which Ireland have never done before, will be a great learning experience," he said. "But they've had to do it on the back of results because this isn't the place for the faint of heart."


Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery will join up with his France teammates on 26 May ahead of the Euro 2012 campaign, coach Laurent Blanc has confirmed. Blanc said that he was not concerned by the minor ankle injury which Ribery picked up in Saturday's Champions League final loss to Chelsea.


Oliver Scott on Twitter:external-link "Surely Shaun Wright Phillips has to be included. Chelsea to Man City to QPR. Follow the billionaire!"

Peter Hatch on Twitter:external-link "Carlo Cudicini went from first choice chelsea to benchwarner. Great contract, top wages and matchdays off."

Tom Todd on Twitter:external-link "Granted he isn't going to be on masses of money, but Bebe has to be up there surely...?"

On BBC Radio 5 live this evening we have the Monday Night Club from 19:00 BST, with John Motson, Ian McGarry and Robbie Savage reviewing Chelsea's Champions League victory and West Ham's promotion. Belgium and Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet joins the show to discuss the possibility of his compatriot Eden Hazard heading to the Premier League.

From 21:00 BST, Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan look back at the first Test between England and the West Indies and Somerset's Nick Compton is also on the show. He is chasing 1,000 runs for his county before the end of May in order to become only the ninth in history to reach the landmark.


Ireland fullback Rob Kearney has been named as the European player of the year after helping Leinster to defend the Heineken Cup with a record-breaking victory over Ulster at Twickenham on Saturday.

16:35: FOOTBALL:

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon has been issued with a notice of complaint from the Scottish Football Association following his dismissal in the final stages of his team's Hampden thrashing by Hearts. The Irishman has been given until next Tuesday to respond with a hearing date pencilled in for 14 June.


Brock Boyd-Taylor on Twitter:external-link "How can Dyer get a contract that easily, when Drogba wins the Champions League and there are still negotiations to be had?!"

James Garriock on Twitter:external-link "How long was Hleb's contract at Barcelona?! Seemed to have like a thousand loan clubs during his spell there."

John Roberts on Twitter:external-link "Would have thought Wayne Bridge at Man City is up there!"

16:30: FOOTBALL:

The Chairman of the Kettering Town Supporters' Trust, Mark Severn, admits the club faces a 'huge task' to avoid administration.

16:26: TENNIS:

Former world number four Robin Soderling is to take a further break from tennis after suffering a illness-hit 10 months.


Xand Venturas on Twitter:external-link "The Chelsea fans that are berating Torres need to get a grip, he emphasized how grateful he was to the fans."

Tom Gillespie on Twitter:external-link "Hated the way he left and who he went to, but would take Torres back at LFC in an instant."

Andrew McFarlane on Twitter:external-link "Ancelotti said to get the best out of Torres, Chelsea have to sell Drogba. Let's see if he can repay his wages next season."

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16:17: FOOTBALL:

Exeter City have released skipper David Noble, veteran striker Richard Logan, goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley and midfielder Chris Shephard.

16:14: FORMULA 1:

Ferrari's president Luca Di Montezemolo has urged his team to make the most of their unexpected chance to win the world title.


Jishnu Sengupta on Twitter:external-link "Have people forgotten Paulo Ferreira? He's still at Chelsea and it must be a super contract. Chill, relax and dance crazy at cup wins."

16:08: TENNIS:

Lleyton Hewitt, a four-time champion, has been confirmed as a wild card at The Queen's Club, along with Britain's James Ward. The BBC has live coverage of the tournament, which takes place 11-17 June.


Alasdair G Norman on Twitter:external-link "How about Agustien Delgado for Southampton (jammy contract hall of fame)? He has got to be somewhere on the list."


Wales caretaker head coach Rob Howley remains hopeful Warren Gatland will be able to join the squad at some stage of their three-Test tour of Australia. Howley said: "I spoke to him last week, he was in good heart and he was laughing and joking on the phone so he must be doing something right."

16:00: CRICKET:

West Indies captain Darren Sammy paid tribute to England but acknowledged making just 243 in the first innings cost them dear. "The pitch became much easier to bat on and an experienced batting line-up like England showed the class and wanted it more," Sammy said.


Ezeokoli Chukwuemeka on Twitter:external-link "I think Wenger should move for torres, he will thrive of Arsenal style of play."

15:58: FOOTBALL:

Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, who interviewed Torres, has insisted the Spanish striker wants to stay at Chelsea. He tweeted:external-link "(Torres) might not be comfortable with his situation at the club. But that doesn't mean he wants to leave. He doesn't at all."


Former England striker Darius Vassell and injury-plagued defender Aleksander Tunchev head a list of six players not offered new deals by Leicester City.


Euan Gregor on Twitter:external-link "Winston Bogarde's Chelsea contract takes a lot of beating!"

15:49: FOOTBALL:

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent wants a hungry new manager who can bring stability and also move the club forward. He told the Birmingham Mail: "Whoever gets the job I am sure will understand the passion of the club and what that means to the fans. He'll be hungry and understand what it means to the fans."

15:47: CRICKET:

England's Stuart Broad on the victory over West Indies: "Winning the toss and bowling puts a little bit of pressure on the bowling group but we managed to hold that and pick up nine wickets on that first day. The guys have worked very hard for this Test victory so it's very sweet at the minute."

15:45: GOLF:

Paul Lawrie has apologised for the way he stormed off after losing his Volvo World Match Play semi-final in Spain. The former Open champion was beaten on the second extra hole by eventual tournament winner Nicolas Colsaerts, having been four up after four holes. He said: "My actions were unlike me, but that's the angriest I've ever been coming off a course. But that's no excuse, so I'm sorry."


Rhys Ross on Twitter: external-link"Harry Kewell has to be fairly high up the list, highest paid based on matches played."

Chris Tinsley on Twitter:external-link "Great to see Roy Carroll included in the NI squad after 6 years, shows how important Champions League football really is."

Ashley Johnson on Twitter:external-link "Real LFC fans wished Torres well and thanked him. Armchair fans slated him!"


Nine-time Paralympic swimming champion Chris Holmes hopes this summer's Games will herald a change in attitude towards disability sport in Britain. "If we get this right I really believe we can enable a fundamental shift in attitude towards, and opportunities for, disabled people."


Barcelona defender Eric Abidal, who underwent a liver transplant on 10 April, has been released from hospital.


Alan Rigg on Twitter:external-link "Glad England came through with the bat after the bad start this morning. WI had me worried earlier on."

James Ash on Twitter:external-link "I'd like to see Finn play for England on Friday at Trent Bridge. It'll be a quicker pitch than at Lord's."

15:32: OLYMPICS:

Members of the Russian team and delegation attending the 2012 London Olympics are to be banned from drinking alcohol during the competition, according to reports.


AJ on Twitter:external-link "The Loftus Road squirrel spent more time on the pitch than Kieron Dyer. Maybe he should get a 1 year deal as well!"

Peter on Twitter:external-link "Kieron Dyer surely admitted to the jammy contract hall of fame along with Michael Owen and Owen Hargreaves. Think of any others?"


Robert Snodgrass believes the exodus of footballing talent from Scotland is set to continue as players seek riches in England. But he said: "The fans in Scotland want to see them but they will get to see them in the national side when they are terrorising nations all over the place."


Lee Donald on Twitter:external-link "About time some LFC fans looked stopped looking to the past to resolve today's problems. No to Rafa & Torres...let's move on!"

Andrew Hayden on Twitter:external-link "Torres wants out, well with Berbatov and Owen on their way I'd take a gamble on a cut price Torres at United!"

Jim Bartley on Twitter:external-link "Chelsea picked a left back up front in his first CL tie before Torres. No wonder Torres is angry. Come to OT Fernando."


Gary Cahill has urged Chelsea to keep hold of their veterans because he has not finished studying under them yet. "I don't see it being the end," the England defender said. "Frank Lampard was fantastic. Ashley Cole was amazing and he's probably been the best left-back in the world for many years. Didier, again, turned up, the big man for the big occasion. You just learn from these sorts of boys, especially myself. Hopefully, I can learn fast."


England have started their summer with a win, Fernando Torres has attracted controversy with his comments on Chelsea and Liverpool's search for a manager goes on. Tweet us your views via #bbcsportsday.


Relations between Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill and England coach Stuart Lancaster remain healthy despite a dispute over the fitness of Toby Flood, according to the Tigers boss. Cockerill said: "I get on with Stu. We have a good relationship. We had a difference of opinion, which is okay."


Simon Newport on Twitter:external-link "Great start to the summer for England, easy win in the end, need some confidence ahead of SA visit."


Michael O'Neill claims Roy Carroll deserves his Northern Ireland recall after six years out the international picture. I have a good relationship with him personally and he's rebuilt his career abroad, which is a brave decision. He's played in Denmark and now Greece and he's in Olympiakos he's at a club in the Champions League. It would be remiss of me not to consider Roy."

GET INVOLVED: Matt Emery on Twitter:external-link "So QPR offer Dyer a new deal yet don't give one to Danny Gabbidon? Suppose Dyer's three minutes this season earned him a deal?"

15:07: BOXING:

Savannah Marshall has vowed to follow up her historic women's world boxing title win by claiming Olympic gold - and inspiring the rest of the 10-strong Great Britain team to believe they can do the same. She said: "Seeing how much it means to everyone makes me even more determined to win Olympic gold."

GET INVOLVED:Freddy Green on Twitter: external-link"QPR give Kieron Dyer a new one-year contract? He's achieved a lot there to deserve it to be fair..."


Marco Tardelli has refused to rule out James McClean's chances of forcing his way into the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 team. Tardelli said: "He is a good boy. He wants to work because he knows he needs to learn many things. He is strong physically and I think he will be for us a good player."


Will Pye on Twitter:external-link "After all the support we have given Fernando Torres, this is a real kick in the teeth. He'll struggle to get the same patience next season."

14:57 GOLF

José María Olazábal has confirmed he will be selecting four Vice Captains for the European Team which will defend The Ryder Cup against the United States at Medinah on September 28-30. Olazábal said: "I am surprised to learn that there have been media reports suggesting that we will have only two Vice Captains. I don't know where they could have come from."


British Horseracing Authority handicapper, Dominic Gardiner-Hill, has confirmed Frankel at a new rating of 138, two pounds higher than last year's mark of 136, following his five-length victory over Excelebration in Saturday's JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.


Chris Marshall on Twitter:external-link "Love how the scousers that gave torres so much abuse are now saying they want him back."

14:51: ROWING

Injury means Peter Chambers will not row alongside his brother Richard at this weekend's World Cup regatta in Lucerne.

14:48 CRICKET:

Michael Vaughan, BBC Test Match Special: "A good game all round. I think both teams can take credit. England will improve. It's quite good they've been put under pressure here. No one gave them a chance of being here on day five. West Indies need a bit of backup with the bat, they need someone to give Chanderpaul some support. It was a good Test match and a good start to the summer. I expect both sides to improve and we look forward to Nottingham."

GET INVOLVED: Stephen Heyes on Twitter:external-link "Torres back to Liverpool. Him, Suarez and Gerrard would be brilliant."


Mark Leadbetter on Twitter:external-link "Just bring Rafa and Torres back to LFC already. Yes it's a step back, but its a good one that we need."


Exeter director of football Steve Perryman has been moved out of intensive care as he continues his recovery from a heart problem.


Hull utility player Richard Whiting's ever-present record is under threat after he was charged with making a dangerous tackle during his team's 14-12 Stobart Super League victory over London Broncos.

14:37 CRICKET:

England win the first Test against West Indies by five wickets.


Nii Vanderpuye on Twitter:external-link "Torres has every right to feel bad with his treatment at Chelsea. He deserves much better."

14:32 CRICKET:

Alastair Cook is out for 79 with England 189-5, just two runs short of victory.

14:29 FOOTBALL:Kilmarnock will hold a press conference on Tuesday where they are expected to announce a new contract for manager Kenny Shiels.


Muaz Mohd on Twitter: external-link"Torres, score goals and then talk. You deserve to be on the bench."

14:26: TENNIS:

British number one Elena Baltacha saw her French Open preparations suffer a blow with a 6-4 6-0 loss France's Stephanie Foretz Gacon in the first round in Strasbourg. The second Grand Slam tournament of the year begins in Paris on Sunday.


QPR manager Mark Hughes has also released Danny Gabbidon, Peter Ramage, Fitz Hall, Danny Shittu, Gary Borrowdale, Lee Cook, Rowan Vine and Patrick Agyemang.


QPR have offered new deals to Clint Hill, Akos Buszaky and Radek Cerny and Kieron Dyer has signed a new one-year contract.


Macclesfield have appointed former Lewes boss Steve King as their manager as they plan for life in the Blue Square Premier.

14:16 CRICKET:

England are now just 20 runs short of a first Test victory, with Bell and Cook looking strong.


Mihir Dalvi on Twitter: external-link"Would certainly love to see Rafa or AVB take over reigns at anfield, mainly because they'll get Torres back to his true home."


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet he is flattered to be considered the front-runner for the vacant Aston Villa job. He said: "There was some suggestion I had turned them down and all sorts of things. "I do not know who they (Villa) are considering and what they are going to do. It is always flattering."

14:02 CRICKET:

If you missed the exclusive interview with West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan on Test Match Special, you can read the story and listen again here.

13:58 CRICKET:

Play has resumed after lunch between England and the West Indies at Lord's with England 145-4 chasing 191 for victory. You can follow the latest with Sam Sheringham's live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.


South African double amputee Oscar Pistoriustells BBC Sport that the 100m at the Paralympic Games will be a fiercely contested event. Pistorius is defending Paralympic champion but was beaten in the World Championship final by American Jerome Singleton.

13:46 TENNIS:

Rafael Nadal wins Italian Open final after a 7-5 6-3 win over Novak Djokovic. It is Nadal's sixth victory in the tournament and sees him overtake Roger Federer and go back to world number two. The final had been delayed from Sunday because of bad weather in Rome.


According to France Football,external-link Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has told his team-mates that he is leaving the club.


Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger apologises for not shaking the hand of German President Joachim Gauck after the German club's Champions League final defeat to Chelsea in Munich at the weekend. Schweinsteiger walked past Gauck's extended hand without even looking at the president. The midfielder denies it was a snub, saying: "It's absolutley not the case, it's a misunderstanding."


Jessica Ennis's coachTony Minichiello discusses the hurdles blunder in Manchester, telling BBC Radio 5 live: "It's a mistake, it's water under the bridge, let's move on." A spokesman for Nova, the organisers, says they are "embarrassed", "apologetic" and "disappointed".


Tweet us your views via #bbcsportsday on the Liverpool managerial situation and Fernando Torres' outburst against Chelsea.

Alex Clark on Twitter:external-link "I would love to see the new Liverpool manager spend their rumoured £30m budget bringing Torres back to Anfield."

13:21 TENNIS:

After winning the first set, Rafael Nadal seizes the initiative in the second by breaking Novak Djokovic in the Rome Masters final.external-link Nadal leads 3-2 and is about to serve.

13:11 BOXING:

The German Boxing Board (BDB) has joined the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) in opposing the fight between David Haye and Dereck Chisora. The contest, due to take place at Upton Park on 14 July, has been sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation.


Cam Hayward on Twitter:external-link "The attitude of these Chelsea players is terrible."

13:03 CRICKET:

England are 131-4 against West Indies at lunch, chasing 191 for victory. You can follow how the rest of the day goes by reading Sam Sheringham's live text commentary.


Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti denies that there will be a "galactic" spending spree at his current club Paris Saint-Germain. The Italian tells reporters in the French capital: "It won't be a revolution next year because we have the backbone."

12:50 TENNIS:

British number one Elena Baltacha continues her French Open preparation - and the battle for ranking points ahead of next month's Olympics cut-off - in Strasbourg this week and the Scot has just begun her first-round matchexternal-link against France's Stephanie Foretz Gacon.


There will be a new look to next season's RFU Championshipexternal-link after a change of structure was agreed between the Rugby Football Union and the Championship Clubs Committee. The revised structure, which has been approved by the RFU Board, will now see the bottom side relegated to SSE National League One while the top four will go on to compete in two-legged semi-finals, which will be followed by a two-legged final.


Hugh Wilson on Twitter:external-link "Thought Torres had a brain but to say that to the press, the day after winning the Champions League, I was clearly wrong! Bye bye. Fab loyalty."

Kieran Wheeler on Twitter:external-link "Well done Torres! Every right to say what he did. If he offered to take a penalty but got told "no", he's done the best thing."

12:42 TENNIS:

Rafael Nadal wins the first set 7-5 against Novak Djokovic in the Rome Masters final.external-link


Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku criticises former manager Andre Villas-Boas, insisting he will "never forgive" his sacked boss. Lukaku, 19, tells Sport Wereld:external-link "There is one person that I will never forgive for what he did to me - the previous coach. Right from the beginning, it was weird. I could not stand how he was treating me. In training, he put me on the right or left wing. I really learned nothing! I have told the club that too."


Edwin van der Sar hopes the repeated comparisons to his own stellar Manchester United career do not become too much of a burden for David de Gea. The Dutchman says: "Maybe it was hard to follow in my footsteps. It can happen. People got compared to Peter Schmeichel, now maybe it's me. De Gea has to ignore that and just play his own game."


Chelsea's Fernando Torres and Juan Mata are named in the 21-man Spain squad ahead of the upcoming friendlies against Serbia and South Korea, the Spanish football federationexternal-link announce.


There are some unsympathetic views on Fernando Torres's unhappiness. You can get involved via #bbcsportsday.

Damon Cook on Twitter:external-link "How selfish of Torres! We're unhappy at your goal return for £50m! Earn your shirt or clear off!"


Ireland head coach Declan Kidney names three uncapped players in his 29-man squad for the three-Test summer tour to world champions New Zealand. Ulster prop Declan Fitzpatrick and Munster duo Mike Sherry and Simon Zebo have all been included. Kidney has left four spaces available, with a second row slot being held for Paul O'Connell, currently injured.

12:07 RADIO 5 LIVE:

At 12:15 BST on BBC Radio 5 live, a sports panel of former Chelsea striker Kerry Dixon, ex-Everton defender Matt Jackson and Daily Mail's chief football correspondent Matt Lawton will look back at a momentous weekend for London clubs West Ham and Chelsea.

12:00 TENNIS:

Novak Djokovic breaks back in the Rome Masters finalexternal-link against Rafael Nadal, making it 3-3 in the opening set.


Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor on Twitter:external-link "Loved my spell at Tottenham. We are working hard with the chairman to make it permanent. Will keep you informed!!"

11:54 CRICKET:

England are on 57-4 against West Indies, chasing 191 for victory, in the first Test at Lord's. You can follow events as they unfold with Sam Sheringham's live text commentary.

11:50 TENNIS:

Rafael Nadal breaks Novak Djokovic to take a 3-2 lead in the opening set of the Rome Masters final.external-link


There are 100 days to go until the Paralympics starts. Three-time wheelchair basketball Paralympian Terry Bywater, who is hoping to play in his fourth Games in London, will be regularly sharing his thoughts with us this summer. You can read his first column on the BBC Sport website.

11:38 TENNIS:

Novak Djokovic leads the first set of his Rome Masters finalexternal-link 2-1 against Rafael Nadal as the match has gone with serve so far.


Where do you stand in the debate over Fernando Torres? The unhappy striker wants talks with Chelsea over his future. Get involved via #bbcsportsday

Aditya Balaraman on Twitter:external-link "Torres has every right to be unhappy. Chelsea will have to move swiftly to make the necessary assurances to keep him at the Bridge "

Richard Howe on Twitter:external-link "Torres needs to bear in mind that Kalou is a better team player. More of a goal threat as well."

11:12 TENNIS:

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have just started their Rome Masters final match.external-link We'll keep you updated on Sportsday live.

11:08 CRICKET:

Australia's James Pattinson has overcome a back injuryexternal-link and is looking forward to their tour of England next month. Pattinson, who was injured in the West Indies, says: "I've started bowling about three times a week now, at about 80% intensity, and building up to hopefully the end of next week at 100%."


Locog have issued a statement on the torch going out on the third day of its journey around the country: "The flame went out due to a malfunctioning burner. It is not uncommon for a flame to go out and this can happen for a number of reasons, for example, in extreme winds. We keep the Mother Flame in specially designed miners lanterns so if the flame does go out for some reason on the relay we relight it from the source of the flame."


Teenage striker Rory Donnelly and Scotland-born defender James McPake have earned their first Northern Ireland call-ups for next month's friendly against Holland in Amsterdam.


Blackpool defender Alex Baptiste has criticised after the Championship play-off final on Saturday. "It was embarrassing at times," said Baptiste. "They just hoof it long and hope for the best. I suppose everyone got what they wanted. Everyone wanted West Ham to win because they're a team from London."


Australia's James O'Connor won't play in the team's four Tests in June against Scotland and Wales. The fly-half was a doubt for the games after suffering a lacerated liver in April.


Shadow minister Andy Burnham, a former culture secretary, is spearheading a bid to bring back promotion and relegation to Super League. "Winning the right to go up a level is the lifeblood of any sport," said Burnham. "It provides the 'dream factor' that keeps clubs alive and gives hope to fans coming through the turnstiles."

10:32 CRICKET:

Play begins in half an hour at Lord's for the final day of the first Test between England and the West Indies but our live text commentary begins now. Graeme Swann is confident England can secure victory despite the loss of two wickets during the final stages of yesterday's play.


Ben Walton on Twitter:external-link "Does anyone want the #lfc job? All the big names seem to rule themselves out. Seems to be a lost cause." #bbcsportsdayexternal-link

Jonny Slater on Twitter:external-link "Torres has always had the support of the Chelsea fans despite his lack of goals, that will change now.." #bbcsportsdayexternal-link

Adam Prentice on Twitter:external-link "Would be happy as a Liverpool fan for Torres to come back to Liverpool :) The perfect catalyst for the other players!" #bbcsportsdayexternal-link


Ajax manager Frank de Boer has told BBC Radio 5 live's Ian Dennis he has no intention of leaving the club - even if Liverpool make an approach. While he would like to lead a Premier League side in the future, he says his work at the Netherlands club has only just started and it would be "a bad example" to leave now: "I want to bring Ajax back to the level they were."


Richard Strachan is confident he can still make London 2012 with the help of coach Linford Christie. The 400m runner from Leeds is currently receiving intensive treatment to speed up his recovery from a calf injury.

10:06 CRICKET:

There is just under an hour to go until play begins in the final day of the first Test between England and the West Indies at Lord's. Follow all the action on Test Match Special on Radio 5 live Sports Extra from 10:45 or through our live text commentary, which will begin at 10:30.


The torch briefly went out while being carried through Great Torrington by wheelchair-user David Follett a few minutes ago. It was re-lit by the mother lantern aboard the convoy bus. Somerset cricketer Marcus Trescothick, singer Will-i-am and Olympic triple jump champion Jonathan Edwards are among the torch carriers between Exeter and Taunton on Monday.


Gary Salthouse on Twitter:external-link "So Torres isn't happy with how he's been been treated?! Well I'm not happy with how many goals he's scored! Earn your shirt!" #bbcsportsdayexternal-link

Lee Smith on Twitter:external-link "Torres dissapointed with CFC treatment,sure they're equally dissapointed with his goalscoring record." #bbcsportsdayexternal-link

Robbie on Twitter:external-link "How selfish of Torres, to dampen the celebrations and make it all about him, he lacks English mentality, anything for the team." #bbcsportsdayexternal-link


There was no happy ending for Alessandro del Piero as the 37-year-old forward bought the curtain down on an illustrious career at Juventus as they lost the Coppa Italia final. Del Piero was making his final appearance for the club - almost 19 years after his September 1993 debut.


Britain's Jess Ennis was denied a personal best in the 100m hurdles at the Great CityGames in Manchester on Sunday because only nine of the necessary 10 barriers were laid out by the organisers. "I am so annoyed," said the former heptathlon world champion. "I still had a good competitive race, but I've just not got the result I wanted."


Three-time wheelchair basketball Paralympian Terry Bywater, who is hoping to play in his fourth Games in London, will be regularly sharing his thoughts with the BBC Sport website this summer. In his first column, he talks about this week's Paralympic World Cup.


Ajax manager Frank de Boer has ruled himself out of the running to become Liverpool manager after being linked with the job. The 42-year-old Dutchman has guided Ajax to back-to-back Eredivisie titles after taking over as coach in 2010. De Boer told De Telegraaf: "I am honoured by the request but I am only just getting started with Ajax. I want to bring good things. That's why I will stay loyal to Ajax in the coming years."


Nick Searing on Twitter:external-link "A £50m price tag shouldn't guarantee you a starting place in a big final, you need to earn it!" #bbcsportsdayexternal-link

Paul Ander on Twitter:external-link "Take his price tag out of the equation and was Torres justified in thinking he should start the CL final? I think not." #bbcsportsdayexternal-link

Uriel Uzo Okoroma on Twitter:external-link "Robbie didn't treat 'Nando fairly. I can't see why he didn't start against Bayern. He was a handful when he came in." #bbcsportsdayexternal-link


Relive Chelsea's Champions League victory over Bayern Munich with BBC Radio 5 live's coverage of the penalty shoot-out.


With just 18 days to go to the start of Euro 2012 take a look back at Euro 1960, when goalkeeper Lev Yashin starred for the victorious Soviet Union.


James Baker on Twitter:external-link "I feel for Torres, if I had to sit there and watch Kalou start ahead of me in the CL Final I would consider my future. #bbcsportsdayexternal-link

Liam O'Connor on Twitter:external-link "Torres unhappy at Chelsea? I'd personally drive him back to Liverpool. Worth the tank of petrol!" #bbcsportsdayexternal-link

Travis on Twitter:external-link "I don't think Fernando Torres should be too worried, if Drogba leaves then suddenly he'll be the main striker at the club." #bbcsportsdayexternal-link


Great Britain paddled to World Cup medals in Poland on Sunday, with Ed McKeever winning gold in the K1 200m event, and Liam Heath and Jon Schofield earning silver in the K2 pair category. All three qualified for London 2012 by winning races at the British sprint canoe squad's national regatta in April.

08:51 TENNIS:

Russia's Maria Sharapova recovered from a set and 4-0 down to beat China's Li Na and retain her Italian Open crown in Rome. The third set tie-break was interrupted for more than two hours by rain. The inclement conditions caused the postponement of the men's final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal - that match will be played on Monday and Sportsday Live will provide updates from 11:00 BST.


It's day three of the Olympic Torch relay and 73-year-old Keith Masdin has just completed his leg. You can follow live coverage of its journey from Exeter in Devon to Taunton in Somerset on the torch relay website.


Infostrada Sports on Twitter:external-link "Tom Daley won ECh gold in 10m Platform in PR of 565.05. The last 9 scores of his rival Qiu Bo (CHN) at international events were all higher."


Lille managing director Frederic Paquet believes there are four clubs leading the chase to sign his midfielder Eden Hazard. The 21-year-old has been linked with Manchester City and Manchester United. When asked if Chelsea were in the hunt, Paquet told Sky Sports News: "I think so. I'm not sure he himself knows exactly where he will go."


BBC Test Match Special summariser Michael Vaughan on Twitter:external-link "Exciting day's play at Lord's. 181 for England to win. Going for a 5 wkt England victory."


Today marks 100 days to the start of the London 2012 Paralympics. BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson has taken a look at 10 names to keep an eye on at this summer's Games.


BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew on Twitter:external-link"It could be a great day at Lord's. Another example of the wonders and unpredictability of Test cricket."


Former Liverpool striker Ryan Babel on Twitter:external-link "If Frank De Boer gonna be LFC Manager, you have 2 understand LFC will win the League."


In his latest blog, BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty asks 'What now for Chelsea's heroes?' following their Champions League success. Will Roberto Di Matteo be given the manager's job? Will Didier Drogba stay? What do you make of Fernando Torres's latest outburst? Tweet us #bbcsportsdayexternal-link

08:10 CRICKET:

England go into the fifth and final day of the first Test against West Indies at Lord's needing 181 to win. The home side resume on 10-2 with spinner Graeme Swann insisting England are "fairly happy" with their position.


Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will hold talks with the club about his future after criticising the way he has been treated.


Good morning and welcome to Sportsday Live. Here are the top three stories from Monday morning's gossip column.

Ajax boss Frank de Boer emerges as the number one target for Liverpool as they seek a replacement for Kenny Dalglish. (the Sun)

Manchester City are set to reward manager Roberto Mancini with a new three-year contract worth £15m. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric, 26, is prepared to hand in a transfer request after the club were denied a place in the Champions League. (Daily Mirror)