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  1. Ten nominations for Sports Personality of the Year named
  2. Andy Murray won the award in 2013
  3. Award ceremony to be held in Glasgow on Sunday, 14 December

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By James Gheerbrant and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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The nominees

Sports Personality of the Year


So here are our 10 nominees...

Top row - Lizzy Yarnold, Charlotte Dujardin, Lewis Hamilton, Charlotte Evans and Kelly Gallagher, Max Whitlock.

Bottom row - Adam Peaty, Rory McIlroy, Carl Froch, Gareth Bale, Jo Pavey.

The full story can be seen here.


BBC Sports Personality of the Year

The final five sportsmen and women to be nominated for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year are...

Rory McIlroy (golf)

Jo Pavey (athletics)

Adam Peaty (swimming)

Max Whitlock (gymnastics)

Lizzy Yarnold (skeleton)


Sports Personality of the Year

The first five sportsmen and women to be nominated for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year are....

Gareth Bale (football)

Charlotte Dujardin (dressage)

Carl Froch (boxing)

Kelly Gallagher and her guide Charlotte Evans (skiing)

Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1)

The panel

Sports Personality of the Year

The 10 nominees for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year are to be announced shortly live on BBC One.

But who is on the panel that picked the final 10?

Well, these are the people tasked with the responsibility...

Olympians Rebecca Adlington and Denise Lewis, Paralympian Dame Tanni-Grey Thompson and footballer Jason Roberts.

Newspaper sports editors Mike Dunn (Independent, the i and Evening Standard), Howard Wheatcroft (Express Newspapers head of sport) and Alex Butler (Sunday Times); pan-sports broadcaster/journalist Alison Mitchell and the chair of SportScotland Louise Martin.

Director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater; head of TV sport Philip Bernie and Carl Doran (executive editor, BBC Sports Personality of the Year).

Award details

Sports Personality of the Year

This year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme, in Glasgow on Sunday, 14 December, will celebrate a year of drama which included the World Cup, Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

Andy Murray

A public phone and online vote will take place on the night to choose a successor to 2013 winner Andy Murray.

Shortlist to be named at 19:00 GMT

Sports Personality of the Year

The 10-person shortlist for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award will be announced on The One Show on BBC One at 19:00 GMT.

SPOTY panel

Rebecca Adlington, one of the people on the panel to decide the nominees, has given us a behind-the-scenes look at the nomination process and

discusses how difficult it has been to choose 10 competitors.

Bayern Munich news conference


Ben Smith

BBC Sport

Bayern Munich
Ben Smith

"Some guy called Xabi Alonso, flanked by Mario Gotze. Bayern Munich have arrived, at last.

"The first question is asked by Bayern official. 'How does it feel to be playing against Manchester City with nothing at stake, at least for Bayern.' Ouch.

"Xabi Alonso on whether he may return to the Premier League one day. 'I don't know if I will have time, I'm getting old.'

"Alonso smiles broadly as he is asked about the 2005 Champions League win. 'That year with Liverpool was a great surprise, a great miracle,' he says."

Manchester City entertain Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

Roberto Di Matteo news conference

Schalke v Chelsea (19:45 GMT, Tuesday)

Roberto Di Matteo guided Chelsea to the Champions League title in 2012, and is now manager of Schalke, who entertain Chelsea on Tuesday.

Roberto Di Matteo
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"A win means we would get three points and be in a good position in the group, nothing else," says Di Matteo. "I have no sentiment of revenge or anything like that; I enjoyed a wonderful time at Chelsea.

"They have every opportunity to be very successful this season. They have signed good players, functional players, and they are expressing themselves at the highest level. It looks like they have a very strong team and in the Premier League nobody can match them.

"That's why we have to play a great game and I hope they are not in the best shape for that match."

Jose Mourinho news conference


At his news conference this afternoon, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was asked about his side's reported interest in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus.

Jose Mourinho
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"No. The market is closed and the player belongs to Borussia Dortmund," says Mourinho. "He is a fantastic player, obviously, but we have top players in his position.

"I also have fantastic relations with the coach (Jurgen Klopp) and the general director of Dortmund. No secrets. There is nothing in it."


Reus out injured until January, will that stop Premier League clubs from signing him in the next transfer window?

'Let's do this'

Aston Villa v Southampton (20:00 GMT)

Injured Aston Villa centre-half

Phil Senderos on Twitter: Come on Villa. Let's do this tonight. I will be back very soon hopefully.

There will be live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live from Villa Park, while there will also be a dedicated live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Colchester sign Packwood on loan


Colchester United

sign American defender Will Packwood on loan from Birmingham City until 1 January.

The 21-year-old will provide cover for U's club captain Magnus Okuonghae, who ruptured an Achilles tendon against Coventry on Saturday and may not play again this season.

Where are Bayern?


Ben Smith

BBC Sport

Bayern Munich
Ben Smith

"Manchester traffic has caused Bayern Munich to be 20 minutes (and counting) late for their press conference."

Bayern Munich play away at Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Get involved


Some more suggestions for who you would like to see included in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year nominees.

The chosen 10 will be revealed on The One Show on BBC One at 19:00 GMT.

Alfie Tutt: Lewis Hamilton for sure, he's an absolute legend, and has shown what the award is really about.

Jo Pavey
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Karen Lynch: Jo Pavey for her incredible achievement (winning gold in the 10,000m at the European Championships at the age of 40).

Mark Coker: Has to be Rory Mcllroy. Unbelievable year. If he hadn't, it would be Hamilton.

Best NFL catches

American Football

We have been praising

Odell Beckham Jr's incredible catch for the New York Giants all day.

But is it the best we have seen in the NFL? Well, here are a selection of

other stunning catches from the past, so sit back and enjoy.

Great catches

Last chance to vote


Right, this is your last chance to vote for BBC's African Footballer of the Year 2014. There are five contenders for the prize, and they are...

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund / Gabon), Yacine Brahimi (Porto / Algeria), Vincent Enyeama (Lille / Nigeria), Gervinho (Roma / Ivory Coast) and Yaya Toure (Manchester City / Ivory Coast).

You can vote by clicking here.

Or to vote for BBC African Footballer of the Year 2014 by SMS, text the number of the player you wish to vote for to +447786202008.

Text 1 for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Text 2 for Yacine Brahimi

Text 3 for Vincent Enyeama

Text 4 for Gervinho

Text 5 for Yaya Toure

Chelsea Ladies sign winger Davison


Chelsea Ladies have agreed a deal to

sign England international Gemma Davison from Liverpool Ladies.

Gemma Davison
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The 27-year-old winger will join the Blues on 1 January, having penned a two-year contract.


joined Liverpool from Arsenal last December and helped the Reds win the FA Women's Super League on goal difference ahead of Chelsea.

The ex-Watford youngster, who has had four spells with the Gunners, has won two international caps for England.

Livingston deducted points


Bad news for fans of Scottish Championship side Livingston.

The club have been deducted five points for breaching tax rules. They were bottom with nine points from 14 games. Well, you can slash five off that total now.

'Our game management was poor'

Rugby Union

Stuart Lancaster
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England rugby union coach Stuart Lancaster has been looking ahead to his side's match against Australia on Saturday.

"We scored three good tries (in the 29-8 win against Samoa) but we missed a few more ," said Lancaster. "Our game management was poor and that has been the area that has hurt us and is something we have to improve on.

"Australia will come to Twickenham with a lot of confidence. We have put ourselves in positions against South Africa and New Zealand to win, but didn't do so."

Jose Mourinho news conference


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is facing the media before his side's Champions League game against Schalke on Tuesday.

"We have two matches to qualify, but it would be better for us to qualify tomorrow," says Mourinho. "We have so many matches in December so if you can avoid a crucial final match where you need to qualify against Sporting and avoid that pressure it would be very good for us.

"We will try to qualify tomorrow. This team is in a state of evolution. To go into the Europa League would be very bad for this team. Evolution gets faster when you are playing in the best competitions. It would be very disappointing if we went into the Europa League."

Chelsea are currently top of their Champions League group. If they finished third they would drop down into the Europa League.

Must-not-miss videos

A few more videos on the BBC Sport site that you may have missed.

Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1: Watch as BBC Sport takes a

look at the defining moments of the 2014 F1 championship battle between Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Football: Former Manchester United and Everton player Phil Neville says that

qualification for the Europa League is Liverpool's best hope for the season.

Cricket: Ian Bell believes

England's mindset is "always aggressive" in one-day international cricket as they begin a seven-match series in Sri Lanka ahead of next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Ian Bell

Westley 'victimised' by official


Stevenage boss Graham Westley has accused the fourth official of treating him "like a child" during his side's

Westley claims he was repeatedly intercepted by the official when he tried to step out of the dugout.

"I was asking my bench to get photos and video of Northampton's bench leaving the dugout and not being spoken to," he told

BBC Three Counties Radio. "I felt I like I was being victimised, I was being discriminated against."

Get involved

Some more of your suggestions for those men and women who you feel should be included in the Sports Personality of the Year nominees.

William Coleman: I think it would be a travesty if Joanna Rowsell isn't nominated. Two world golds, one commonwealth gold.

Andrew Roberts: Sam Burgess, international rugby league player of the year, first Englishman to win Clive Churchill medal and with a broken cheek.

Lewis Hamilton
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G Richards: Hamilton (pictured), McIlroy, Gemili, Bale for starters.

The chosen 10 will be announced on The One Show on BBC One at 19:00 GMT.

Tredwell aims to preserve England place


England off-spinner James Tredwell has revealed his secret weapon ahead of the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka: home-made jams and chutneys.

"I have that many jars of it in the cupboard, it's nice to take it away and let the boys enjoy it," Tredwell told BBC Sport.

You can read more about England's unassuming king of spin in Marc Higginson's excellent feature


Bellew set for Hollywood role


Tony Bellew
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Tony Bellew could be set for a Hollywood career move after winning his cruiserweight bout against Nathan Cleverly.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Bellew has landed a major role in the Rocky spin-off Creed.

"My life's going to change," said the Liverpudlian. "I can't go into the details but let's just say it's big. It will be 40-odd days of filming, I just hope I can do it."

Injury setback for Colchester


BBC Essex on Twitter: Colchester defender Magnus Okuonghae could be out for the season after rupturing his Achilles tendon.

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Some early suggestions for those competitors who should be among the 10 nominees for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

Mark Robinson: Gymnast Claudia Fragapane for her four gold medals in the Commonwealth Games.

Simon Hawkins: Ryan Moore deserves to be among the favourites for @BBCSPOTY. Won some of the biggest races in the world this year.

Jenny Jones
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Becky Warkup: Hamilton, Mcllroy, Wayne Rooney after these last few weeks, Jenny Jones (pictured) after Sochi.

The list will be revealed on The One Show on BBC One from 19:00 GMT.

Hamilton destined for greatness - Stewart

Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton
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Newly-crowned Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is on the path to Formula 1 greatness, three-time world champion

Sir Jackie Stewart has told BBC Sport.

"Lewis can become one of the great drivers," Stewart said. "There's a lot still to be done to achieve the greatness that I think everyone has perhaps placed on him prematurely.

"But he's a young man, so he has many more years in the sport and I think we are going to see even greater things from him."

We must be at our best - Di Matteo


Roberto Di Matteo

A little earlier on, Schalke boss Roberto Di Matteo gave a press conference before his team's meeting with Chelsea in the Champions League tomorrow.

He said his side would need to produce their "best performance of the season" to stand a chance of defeating Jose Mourinho's Blues.

Schalke are currently seventh in the Bundesliga.

Top stories at four

Billy Vunipola
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Here's a brief digest of the top stories this afternoon:

Football: Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright

says Alexis Sanchez is single-handedly keeping the club from being a mid-table side.

Formula 1: Ferrari

replace Marco Mattiacci as team principal with Maurizio Arrivabene.

Rugby union: Billy Vunipola

is ruled out of England's match against Australia.

Get involved


It is that time of the year when we start thinking about which sportsman or sportswoman will win the

BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

The 10-person shortlist will be announced on The One Show on BBC One from 19:00 GMT, but who deserves to be among the nominees and why? Send us your suggestions for those competitors who have had a great year.

Tweet us on #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

To get you in the mood, watch our video showing

Sports Personality of the Year statistics through the years.

Andy Murray

Loeb returns to racing


Nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb has announced that he's coming out of retirement to drive in the Monte Carlo Rally in January.

Loeb, 40, who has not competed since the French Rally in September 2013, will drive a Citroen DS3, with his usual co-driver Daniel Elena.

The Frenchman said he was "entering for fun".

Sanchez saving Arsenal - Wright


Alexis Sanchez
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Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says

the Gunners are too reliant on forward Alexis Sanchez and despite his presence may still miss out on Champions League qualification.

"[Arsenal] are mid-table without Alexis Sanchez," said Wright on the BBC Radio 5 live 606 show he co-presents. "I can't see Arsenal getting in the top four at the moment."

Wright fell short of backing under-fire manager Arsene Wenger, saying: "It's very frustrating. It's getting to that time now."

Catalans trial NFL player

Rugby League

Brent Calloway

Catalans Dragons are giving a week-long trial to American Football player Brent Calloway.

The 22-year-old plays as a running back for the University of Alabama.

"It's interesting to work with him and to give him the opportunity to show his qualities," Catalans CEO Christophe Jouffret said. "We'll take a decision at the end of the week."

Last month, Australia international rugby league player Jarryd Hayne quit the sport to pursue a career in the NFL.

Wenger must admit mistakes - Usmanov


Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov says Arsene Wenger must admit his mistakes in order to realise the team's potential.

The Russian

told CNBC "no genius can retain the same level of genius if they do not acknowledge mistakes," adding that the Gunners need to "strengthen every position" in order to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea.

But he called for Wenger to be given the opportunity to turn things around, saying: "He is one of the greatest coaches, not just of European, but of world football."

Vermaelen may need surgery


Thomas Vermaelen
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Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen

may need thigh surgery as his wait for a debut continues.

The 29-year-old centre-back cost the club £15m when they signed him from Arsenal in August, but is yet to play having suffered an injury in Belgium's 1-0 World Cup group win over Russia in June.

"We are worried for him and the medical staff are evaluating what's best," said sports director Andoni Zubizarreta.

"We don't know if Vermaelen is now going to need surgery. We are studying the situation."

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Plenty of you have been getting in touch today to share your theories on where it's going wrong for Liverpool...

Chongwe Mwenya: The dressing room at Liverpool lacks motivation and that's what Brendan Rodgers should address. There is no team spirit.

Jay: Rodgers should have taken a leaf out of Sir Alex Ferguson's book. He didn't try to replace Ronaldo, he changed the system to fit his players.

Mark: Stuck in the boot room while everyone else moved forward decades ago. That's what. Liverpool just cannot compete financially.

I'm no clown - Podolski


Lukas Podolski
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Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has once again vented his frustration over his lack of playing time at the club.

"I like London, I like the club, but I don't like the situation," he

told German magazine Kicker having again sat on the bench for Arsenal's 2-1 defeat by Manchester United. "I'm not some clown who can sit out his contract in the stands."

Montano to sue Latics


Cristian Montano, the

winger sacked by Oldham following allegations of spot-fixing, is to sue the club.

The Colombian, 22, was dismissed by the League One Latics in December following a newspaper sting which saw him and five other players arrested.

However, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has since released all five from bail - although it says the investigation is ongoing. The player is now to seek damages, BBC Sport has learned.

Question of Sport Teaser

Earlier today we asked this question...

Today's @QuestionofSport #QSTeaser is: The ten nominees are named later for @BBCSPOTY Since 1980 who are the five winners with a five-letter surname?

Lennox Lewis

The answers are… Steve Davis (1988), Nick Faldo (1989), Ryan Giggs (2009), Lennox Lewis (1999, pictured with Muhammad Ali) and Tony McCoy (2010).