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Jamie Strickland

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  1. Post update

    That's the end of another edition of Sportsday, but in less than 24 hours there'll be more transfer gossip and sports news to keep you entertained throughout the day. In the meantime, why not join Neil Johnston for live text commentary of the FA Cup third-round replays - featuring West Ham versus Everton.

  2. Latest gossip


    Gareth Bale

    Manchester United are ready to make a £117m bid for Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, according to the Daily Star.

    Chelsea are also said to be interested in the Welshman, who joined the Spanish club in 2013.

  3. Knox-Johnston wins sailing honour


    Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has been named as the Yachtsman of the Year by the Yachting Journalists' Association.

    The 75-year-old sailing legend finished third in class in the transatlantic Route du Rhum race last year.

    Knox-Johnston's award is the fourth time he has won the title, with his first coming back in 1969.

  4. Luzon appointed Charlton coach


    Charlton have named Guy Luzon as their new head coach. The 39-year-old has signed an initial contract at The Valley until the end of the 2015/16 season and replaces Bob Peeters, who was dismissed on Sunday evening.

    "I am happy to have joined Charlton and will work as hard as I can to try and make the club successful," said Luzon.

    "We have talented players in the squad and it is my job to try and bring the best out of them."

  5. Clarke set to become ECB president


    Giles Clarke is set to become the England and Wales Cricket Board's first president, and Colin Graves his replacement as chairman, following a strategy meeting recommendation.

    Representatives from all 18 first-class counties, and the MCC, unanimously agreed to the creation of the new role of ECB president after a two-day meeting.

    The proposed changes will be sent in writing to ECB members later this month, and it has been further recommended that the nominations committee put forward current chairman Clarke as the board's prospective president.

  6. Latest gossip


    David De Gea

    Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has suggested the Spanish giants have no need to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.

    De Gea has been linked with a move back to his homeland while the Red Devils have this month brought in another high-profile keeper in-ex Barcelona man Victor Valdes.

    But asked if he could see Real recruiting De Gea, Calderon told talkSPORT: "I don't know, but what I do know is we already have the best goalkeeper in the world, which is Iker Casillas.

    "We also have just bought Keylor Navas. I don't see any need to get any other goalkeeper."

  7. Football

    Tottenham v Burnley (Wednesday, 20:00 GMT)

    Erik Lamela

    Tottenham will still be without Erik Lamela and Ryan Mason for the FA Cup third-round replay against Burnley on Wednesday.

    Lamela has been sidelined since 31 December with a calf problem, while Mason sustained a hamstring injury in Spurs' 5-3 win against Chelsea on New Year's Day.

  8. Smith rules out Rangers return


    Former Rangers manager Walter Smith says he will never return to Ibrox in an official capacity and regrets joining the troubled club's board.

    Smith returned to Ibrox in November 2012 as a non-executive director under then chief executive Charles Green and became chairman six months later.

    "I still go to the games now and again, but I would not go back on to the board again," said the 66-year-old. "I learned it's an environment I'm not particularly comfortable in."

  9. O'Sullivan's record-equalling ton


    Ronnie O'Sullivan v Stephen Hendry

    As has already been reported, defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan equalled Stephen Hendry's all-time centuries record of 775 as he beat Ricky Walden 6-4 in the Masters.

    You can watch O'Sullivan's century break - which included a remarkable fluke - by clicking here.

  10. Memories of Sir Jack


    Sir Jack Hayward (right) with Dave Jones

    Former Wolves owner Sir Jack Hayward has died at the age of 91, BBC Sport's Pat Murphy remembers the "ideal chairman".

    "His love affair with Wolves began before the Second World War," says Murphy. "He was born near Molineux and would slip under the turnstile as a young boy and get in for nothing. He used to joke that he owed Wolves for all those freebies.

    "If you wanted to make up component parts of the ideal club chairman, then Sir Jack Hayward had the lot. He had romanticism but practical common sense, deep pockets, a willingness to be talked around to buying another player by a persistent manager and a respect for supporters.

    "The museum at Molineux is one of the best I've ever seen. When Sir Jack came to see it last year he was asked to sign the guest book and simply wrote 'Glad to have helped'. That was typical of Sir Jack. He more than helped, he was Wolves for a long time."

  11. Cipriani undecided over Sale future

    Rugby Union

    Danny Cipriani

    Danny Cipriani will make a decision over his Sale future in the next couple of weeks but insists his England prospects are not his only consideration.

    "The decision I make will not be based purely on England selection," Cipriani, whose contract is set to expire at the end of the season, told BT Sport's Rugby Tonight programme.

    "There are other factors like family, the opportunities to play in different places or to stay with a quality team that I have thoroughly enjoyed playing for."

  12. Cazorla likes being in centre of attention


    Santi Cazorla

    Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla says he performs at his best when he's playing in the centre of midfield.

    The Spaniard, who scored four league goals last month, told Arsenal's official website: "I have more space [in the middle], more possibilities to score and assist, and I like this position very much. I always can help the team and I love when I play in the middle.

    "I want to continue to play at this level for the rest of the season. I always want to help the team with goals. I hope to score more until the end of the season. It's very important for me and the team."

  13. Post update

    West Ham v Everton (1945 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    There will be live coverage of the FA Cup third-round replay between West Ham and Everton on BBC Radio 5 live from 19:45 GMT.

    One of the questions Mark Pougatch and co will be asking is: What's so wrong with Roy Hodgson picking Javier Mascherano as his number one player for 2014 in the Ballon d'Or ballot? Don't forget, you can phone-in with your thoughts after full-time.

  14. 'Southampton can shock the world'


    Morgan Schneiderlin
    Image caption: Morgan Schneiderlin

    Morgan Schneiderlin says Southampton can "shock the world" and qualify for the Champions League this season.

    The midfielder, 25, believes Saints, currently third in the Premier League, can stay in the top four as "something special is going on" at the club.

    "We want to put Southampton in the spotlight. That will be a shock for the country and the world," he said. "We want to reach the Champions League. We want to change this tradition of it being all the big teams."

  15. Hibs suffer £800,000 loss


    Hibs players in despair after suffering relegation

    Hibernian's turnover fell by more than a quarter last season as they posted operating losses of £800,000.

    The Edinburgh club started the season in Europa League qualifying but ended it being relegated from Scotland's top flight.

    Turnover fell to £5.8m for the year to 31 July - down from £8m the previous season.

  16. Transfer latest


    Mario Balotelli

    The Evening Standard says Liverpool strikers Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini will not be returning to their native Italy in January.

    Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola has told Mediaset Premium: "Balotelli has a contract with Liverpool and can't really be offered to other clubs."

    Borini's representative Marco de Marchi told SportItalia: "Borini will not return to Italy in January."

  17. Post update



    Daily Telegraph's Henry Winter: "Flags at half-mast at Molineux after the sad news that Sir Jack Hayward has passed away."

  18. First day nerves?


    Carlos Sanchez (left) with Carles Gil

    Aston Villa FC: "GIL FIRST DAY: Carles Gil is warmly greeted by his former team-mate Carlos Sanchez."

  19. Villa & Leicester charged


    Both Aston Villa and Leicester City have been charged by the Football Association for their players' behaviour during their match on 10 January.

    It is alleged that during added time at the end of the second half both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

    The clubs have until 18:00 GMT on 16 January to respond to the charge.

  20. Notts County sign Preston's Hayhurst


    Notts County have signed Republic of Ireland Under-19 international winger Will Hayhurst from League One rivals Preston North End on an 18-month deal.

    The 20-year-old made his North End debut in April 2012 and played 48 games for the club.

    But Hayhurst only started two league matches for the Lilywhites this season, with just four starts in 11 appearances in total.

  21. Transfer latest


    Robert Huth

    The Daily Telegraph reports that Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is ready to send defender Robert Huth out on loan and offer Peter Crouch a new two-year deal.

    The paper says Hughes has held talks with Huth and agreed to sanction a temporary move away from the Britannia Stadium for the German centre-half.

  22. Champagne unfazed by Prince Ali move


    Jerome Champagne

    Fifa presidential hopeful Jerome Champagne insists he is not being squeezed out of the race despite Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein entering the contest.

    Champagne, the French former Fifa deputy general secretary, has conceded that gaining the minimum five nominations may not be straightforward but rejected suggestions that the Jordanian prince's decision to run against Sepp Blatter has made things more difficult.

    "I am not squeezed at all and Prince Ali has not issued any programme yet, just slogans," Champagne said. "I welcome Prince Ali's candidacy as it is important for the future of football to have an open, democratic process but I am the only one who has placed on the table a detailed, concrete and financially viable list of proposals."

  23. Latest gossip


    The Daily Star reports that Martin Skrtel, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson and Jon Flanagan are in line to sign new contracts at Liverpool.

  24. Nastasic no issue with Pellegrini


    Matija Nastasic

    Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic claims he has no issues with manager Manuel Pellegrini as he prepares to join Schalke on loan.

    The German club have announced the signing of the Serbia centre-back - subject to a medical - on a temporary deal that could lead to a permanent move.

    "I think that is the best option for me and I hope everything will be all right," he said. "It was hard for me. In six months I didn't play one game. I wanted to go because for my career it is best at the moment to play a lot of games."

  25. New York City to play two games in Manchester


    New York City FC, the newly-formed sister club of Manchester City, are to play two friendlies in Manchester next month.

    The American club, who will enter Major League Soccer in March, will take on Scottish side St Mirren and Danish outfit Brondby at the City Football Academy.

    St Mirren will be NYCFC's first pre-season opponents on 10 February with Brondby visiting five days later. Former Spain striker David Villa will be NYCFC's star attraction with Frank Lampard now expected to join them in the summer from City.

  26. Former Wolves owner Sir Jack Hayward dies at 91


    Sir Jack Hayward

    Former Wolves owner Sir Jack Hayward has died at the age of 91, the Championship club have announced.

    A Wolves statement read: "It is with great sadness and regret that Wolverhampton Wanderers today announce the passing of Sir Jack Hayward OBE, the club's legendary former owner, chairman, life president and one of the country's great philanthropists.

    "Sir Jack, who was 91 years of age, had been ill for several months and passed away in Fort Lauderdale on 13th January, 2015.

    "Wolves would like to extend its deepest and most sincere condolences to Sir Jack's wife, Lady Hayward, his companion of many years, Patti Bloom, and all his family and friends at home and across the world."

  27. O'Sullivan through to quarter-finals


    Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Ricky Walden 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Masters at Alexandra Palace.

    "I'd have to find where my game can get back to where it was 18 months ago, but at the moment I'm just scraping through and you can't keep doing it," says O'Sullivan.

    "I'm just going to chill out and just get ready for Thursday. I'm just happy to still be in it."

  28. O'Sullivan the record breaker


    Whoops and cheers at Alexandra Palace as Ronnie O'Sullivan joins Stephen Hendry as the all-time leading century-maker in snooker, with 775.

  29. Saints to sign England prop Brookes

    Rugby Union

    England prop Kieran Brookeswill join Premiership champions Northampton Saints from Newcastle next season.

    The 24-year-old tight-head is expected to be a replacement for Salesi Ma'afu, who is reportedly joining Toulon.

    "Northampton Saints' record over the last few seasons speaks for itself and I'm under no illusions of the quality of squad I'm going in to and the challenge that presents," he said.

  30. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Here are a selection of your thoughts on Roy Hodgson selecting Javier Mascherano as his first pick in the Ballon d'Or ballot.

    Ben Jordan: Hodgson's picks were like everyone else. Based on anything but actual ability. Ronaldo and Messi should've been picked by everyone

    Robert Sheaf: Get the point about Hodgson but German coach didn't have Messi or Ronaldo in his top three either! No one mentions that

    Paddy Emmerson: Why are people shocked by Hodgson's lack of knowledge? Been apparent for years but been hidden by his mates in the media

  31. Gil to add 'creative spark'


    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says new signing Carles Gil will give his team a "creative spark".

    The 22-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the club.

    Lambert told the club's official website: "We've been on the lookout for a creative player and he will certainly bring that extra element to the side.

    "He's only 22 years of age but he will come here and give us something I don't think we have at the moment. He can play either role, coming in off the sides or playing in behind as well."

  32. Question of Sport teaser

    We asked you earlier to name the nine men, other than Cristiano Ronaldo, to have won the Ballon d'Or on more than one occasion.

    The answers are Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cruyff, Alfredo Di Stefano, Kevin Keegan, Lionel Messi, Michel Platini, Ronaldo, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Marco Van Basten.

    And the winner is Mr E.V. Lambert of Homeleigh, The Burrows, Oswestry. Thanks for playing along.

  33. Villa sign Gil


    Carles Gil

    Aston Villa have signed Spain under-21 winger Carles Gil from Valencia. We will update you with more details as we get them.

  34. Solihull Moors v AFC Flyde match ON!


    A bit of housekeeping now to clear up possible confusion over Solihull Moors' Conference North match with AFC Fylde tonight.

    Contrary to this website's fixture list (which is in the process of being amended) this match is very much on and will kick-off at the Autotech Stadium at 19:45 GMT.

    The game was originally postponed due to Flyde's scheduled FA Trophy tie with AFC Telford, but after that match fell foul of the weather the league meeting with Solihull Moors was restored to the schedule.

  35. Owls 'stable enough' for top flight


    Chairman Milan Mandaric says Sheffield Wednesday are stable enough to sell and reach the Premier League shortly afterwards, as was the case with his previous club Leicester City.

    Wednesday, who are currently ninth in the Championship, are reportedly in "advanced talks" with Thai investors.

    "There's always interest in our club and I'll gladly step aside if it can move forward like things at Leicester," Mandaric told BBC Radio Sheffield. "We've had a good period of stability. It was a very similar situation there, a good buyer came in that could accelerate it and I was so happy to see them promoted."

  36. Who is the masked footballer?


    Mario Balotelli (right)

    He's one of the world's most recognisable footballers so it's no surprise Mario Balotelli enjoys going under cover.

    The Liverpool striker posed for a selfie with his brother, Enoch, wearing a Rey Mysterio mask. (Rey Mysterio is an American wrestler.)

    The Italian posted the picture on his Instagram account, saying: "Rey Mysterio mask. We just don't care with love."

  37. Wallace signs new Harlequins deal

    Rugby Union

    Harlequins back-row forward Luke Wallace has signed a new contract with the Premiership club to run until 2017.

    The 24-year-old has appeared for England Saxons and featured for an England XV against the Barbarians last June.

    "Luke already has a wealth of experience and from my point of view he is just going to get better," director of rugby Conor O'Shea said.

  38. Assaidi leaves Liverpool for Dubai


    Oussama Assaidi

    Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi's disappointing spell at Anfield is over after he joined Al Ahli Club in Dubai.

    The 26-year-old Moroccan signed for the Reds from Dutch side Heerenveen in 2012 but struggled to hold down a place in the team and made just 12 appearances.

    Assaidi spent last season on loan at Stoke, where he scored five goals, and returned to the Britannia this term.

  39. Crawley sign Brazilian goalkeeper


    League One side Crawley Town have signed Brazilian goalkeeper Evandro Rachoni de Lima on non-contract terms.

    The 25-year-old has spent the bulk of his career in Brazil, but has also had spells in Angola and Ukraine.

    Crawley have just one senior keeper on their books at the moment, with no recognised back-up to Brian Jensen, who suffered a thumb injury on Saturday.

  40. Oldham owner Corney looking to sell


    Boundary Park

    Oldham Athletic owner Simon Corney is preparing to sell the club in the wake of the failed bid to sign Ched Evans, the Oldham Chronicle reports.

    Latics pulled the plug on a possible deal with convicted rapist Evans last week after a storm of opposition.

    "I've had enough and it's no secret," Corney told the Chronicle. "I've been here for 12 years and I just don't have the same interest any more. I love the club and love the game but enough is enough."

    On the Evans saga, he added: "I'm completely over it. It came and it went, that was it. I was over here when it was all going on and it grew to be a lot bigger than I thought. But once the answer became a no, that was that. I still think the right thing would have been to take him, I really do. But in the end it wasn't to be. We underestimated the attention and fury."

  41. Messi staying at Barca, says Busquets


    Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets

    Sergio Busquets has reassured Barcelona fans that Lionel Messi has no intention of leaving the club.

    Recent reports have suggested Messi had fallen out with Barca boss Luis Enrique and the Ballon d'Or runner-up added to the speculation last night by admitting he did not know where he would be playing next season.

    But Barca midfielder Busquets told his club's official website: "He controls his future and he has said he has no intention of leaving - and that's very important for us. All he was saying yesterday was the typical cliche that you never know what might happen in the future."

  42. Man Utd keeper goes to Preston on loan


    Preston have signed Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone on loan for the rest of the season. The 21-year-old is the son of former Preston goalkeeper Glenn Johnstone.

  43. Scott Mitchell's wonderful world


    Scott Mitchell

    So it seems there is more to newly-crowned BDO world darts champion Scott Mitchell than meets the eye.

    Mitchell has been mixing with Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton and others on the set of an upcoming film, and also knows a thing or two about tractors.

    Read Phil Cartwright's feature here.

  44. No January move for Ings


    Danny Ings

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche has said striker Danny Ings will not be sold during the January transfer window.

    Ings, 22, is out of contract in the summer and has reportedly attracted the interest of Tottenham, Newcastle and Chelsea.

    But Dyche said: "We are quite secure. The good side of not spending millions and millions of pounds - although we spent a few quid by Burnley's standards - is that we are in a good position financially. We are not under any questions of any of our players going out of the building."

  45. Ipswich v Southampton, FA Cup third-round replay (Wednesday 19:55 GMT)


    Southampton will be without Toby Alderweireld for Wednesday's FA Cup third-round replay against Ipswich at Portman Road after the defender was ruled out for up to four weeks by a hamstring strain.

    Alderweireld sustained the problem in the Saints' 1-0 Premier League victory at Manchester United on Sunday and was forced off in the first half.

    Midfielder Jack Cork, who has been out of first-team action for nine matches because of an ankle injury, could make his return after featuring for the Under-21s on Monday.

  46. Tottenham v Burnley, FA Cup third-round replay (Wednesday 20:00 GMT)


    Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino is likely to make changes for the tie with Burnley.

    The replay is the fourth match of a hectic January for Spurs, with in-form striker Harry Kane one of those in line to be rested at White Hart Lane.

    Erik Lamela (calf) and Ryan Mason (hamstring) remain doubtful, while Nabil Bentaleb is at the Africa Cup of Nations with Algeria. DeAndre Yedlin is ineligible.

  47. Tottenham v Burnley, FA Cup third-round replay (Wednesday 20:00 GMT)


    Burnley captain Jason Shackell is a doubt for Wednesday's FA Cup third-round replay against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

    The centre-back returned from a calf problem in Saturday's 2-1 win over QPR but felt the injury towards the end of the match and did not train on Tuesday.

    If he is unavailable, Michael Duff could return after almost two months out with his own calf injury. Kevin Long (knee), Stephen Ward (ankle) and Matt Taylor (Achilles) are all sidelined.

  48. Cheer yourself up with some snooker


    Robert Milkins

    I say, you there... yes you. There's no need to be so glum. Improve your day with some Masters snooker.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan is in first-round action right now against Ricky Walden, with Ali Carter against Barry Hawkins to come later. You can watch all the action here.

    There, now isn't that better?

  49. Transfer latest


    Jay Rodriguez

    Could Jay Rodriguez be on his way out of Southampton?

    According to the Daily Mail, Manchester City are considering a move for the England striker despite closing in on a deal for Wilfried Bony.

  50. Blackpool chairman Oyston asked to explain texts


    Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has been asked by the Football Association for his version of events over allegations he called a supporter "a retard" during a text message exchange.

    He has admitted sending the "unacceptable" texts in response to "a barrage of abuse" he received after his mobile number was put on social media.

    Oyston has also apologised "unreservedly" for the messages. He has until Thursday, 15 January to respond to the FA request.

  51. Pietersen: Morgan wants me for England ODI team


    Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen claims new one-day captain Eoin Morgan would "love" to have him in the side.

    England ended the international career of Pietersen in February 2014.

    "I know that the current captain would love to have me in the England team," said Pietersen while co-commentating on the Australian Big Bash Twenty20. "I want to play for England. I honestly believe I am batting as well as I have ever batted at the moment."

  52. Wiggins hard to replace, says Brailsford


    Sir Bradley Wiggins and Sir Dave Brailsford

    Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford says it will be difficult to replace Sir Bradley Wiggins when the 2012 Tour de France winner leaves the squad in April.

    Wiggins, who has been with Sky since their launch five years ago, will begin work with his own cycling team in a bid to secure a fifth Olympic gold on the track at Rio 2016.

    "As soon as you think about trying to replace someone like Bradley, you back yourself into a corner," Brailsford said. "His contribution to this team has been phenomenal, absolutely remarkable. We set out to win the Tour with a clean, British rider and that's what he did."

  53. Sir Ben Ainslie rescued by Richard Branson


    Ben Ainslie, Georgie Thompson & Richard Branson

    Here's a nice tale you may have missed yesterday.

    Four-time Olympic sailing champion Sir Ben Ainslie and wife Georgie Thompson have been rescued by Sir Richard Branson - while on their honeymoon.

    The couple, who were sailing around Branson's Necker Island, got into trouble when their boat developed a problem with the sail.

  54. Jelavic & Hernandez out for Hull


    Nikica Jelavic

    Hull boss Steve Bruce has received mixed news on the injury front ahead of Sunday's Barclays Premier League trip to West Ham.

    Gaston Ramirez and Sone Aluko could both be back in contention after making quicker than expected progress from their respective complaints.

    But both Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez face being ruled out for up to six weeks after pulling up with problems in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at West Brom.

  55. Coach Smith leaves London Irish role

    Rugby Union

    After BBC Sport's Chris Jones brought us news earlier in the day Brian Smith was set to leave his role as director of rugby at London Irish, the Premiership club have confirmed he has left on compassionate grounds.

    The 48-year-old, who was England's attack coach between 2008 and 2011, was expected to depart at the end of the season to return to his native Australia but has left early.

    "My family has to be my priority right now which is why I have asked to be released from my contract early," said Smith in a statement.

    "I have thoroughly enjoyed my 10-year association with London Irish and will look back on my time with fond memories."

  56. O'Sullivan calls for innovation


    Ronnie O'Sullivan

    Ronnie O'Sullivan believes Snooker has "a place" for new, quicker versions, to excite fans and get them more involved.

    The five-time world champion believes innovative events could exist alongside major tournaments such as the Masters and World Championship.

    He told BBC Sport's Jamie Broughton: "The only way to get crowd participation is to tweak rules."

  57. Transfer latest


    Angel di Maria

    Could Angel di Maria be on his way to Paris St-Germain?

    The Daily Star says the Argentine, who moved to Manchester United for a British record £59.9m last summer, will be the Parisian club's main transfer target in the next window.

  58. West Ham v Everton (19:45 GMT)


    Romelu Lukaku

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is the Toffees' main danger man.

    The Belgian scored a last-minute equaliser to earn his team an FA Cup replay against the Hammers.

    Allardyce said: "We're going to have to score two at least aren't we! He always scores one against us, so we need to make sure we get two at least if he continues what he's done over the last few seasons.

    "Apart from that I thought we managed him very well up at Everton and I hope we can do the same again this time around and obviously get through."

  59. Trainer Moody investigated after positive test

    Horse Racing

    The trainer of retired sprinter Black Caviar is "devastated" after one of his horses failed a drug test and he was placed under investigation.

    Lidari, trained by Australian Peter Moody, tested positive for an elevated cobalt level following a race at Flemington, Melbourne, on 4 October.

    "I've no knowledge or understanding as to how this could occur," said Moody, whose mare Black Caviar enjoyed a record 25 consecutive wins, including the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

  60. Song back for Hammers


    Alex Song

    Alex Song returns to West Ham's squad for Tuesday night's FA Cup tie against Everton after the former Arsenal midfielder missed Saturday's 1-1 draw with Swansea.

    "Alex suffered the same as me, in terms of a setback with a virus or a cold," said Hammers boss Sam Allardyce.

    "He'll be available again for Everton, either on the bench or if he starts he won't complete the game, that's for sure."

  61. Piece of first World Cup trophy found in Fifa basement


    Jules Rimet trophy

    A cracking story for you now as it's emerged that Fifa has found a piece of the original World Cup trophy in its basement.

    According to the Fifa museum's creative director David Ausseil, a staffer found the stone base of the Jules Rimet trophy in storage at Fifa headquarters last month.

    Ausseil told The Associated Press: "It's like finding an Egyptian mummy."

    The 10cm tall, octagonal piece of semi-precious lapis lazuli carries the names of the first four World Cup winners: Uruguay and Italy each won twice between 1930 and 1950. The trophy got a new base before the 1954 tournament.

    The gold statuette was given to Brazil after its third title in 1970. It was stolen in 1983 and never recovered.

  62. Transfer latest


    Radamel Falcao

    London Evening Standard reports that Radamel Falcao's agent Jorge Mendes has admitted that he is client's future may lie away from Manchester United.

    Jorge Mendes told Sky Italia: "I don't know [if he will stay]. He is a fantastic player, and I think it's very difficult for Manchester United fans. They have an absolutely brilliant player, one of the very best in the world, who would without any doubt play 90 minutes of the match, every time, with any other club.

    "The truth is, right now we don't know what will happen. What we do know is that he will play in one of the very best clubs in the world next season, whether that is Manchester United or not."

  63. Question of Sport teaser

    It's that time of the afternoon again - time to test your sporting knowledge with a Question of Sport teaser.

    Today's question is: Cristiano Ronaldo has become the 10th multiple winner of the Ballon d'Or - who are the other nine?

    We will reveal the answers later on this afternoon.

  64. Tribunal to decide Ince fee on Thursday


    Tom Ince

    Hull City and Blackpool will attend a transfer tribunal on Thursday to set a fee for Tom Ince, the Blackpool Gazette reports.

    The winger joined Hull in July following the expiry of his Blackpool contract.

    Ince turns 23 at the end of this month and due to his age Blackpool are entitled to compensation.

  65. Reed wins Tournament of Champions in Hawaii


    Patrick Reed

    Patrick Reed rolled in an 18-foot birdie to defeat fellow American Jimmy Walker in a play-off and win the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.

    Reed, 24, was four shots behind Walker with four holes to play but fought back to seal a fourth PGA Tour title.

    "I thought my chances were slim but I just stayed patient," said Reed, after he and Walker tied at 21-under.

  66. Winter on Hodgson's choice


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Daily Telegraph's Henry Winter also said he would be asking England boss Roy Hodgson why he voted for Javier Mascherano in the Ballon d'Or ballot.

    Hodgson has raised eyebrows after deciding not to vote for winner Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.

    "To be kind, I hope Hodgson was sending out a message to English football that we need to develop holding midfielders who also take responsibility, which Mascherano did at the World Cup," says Winter. "He was brilliant at the World Cup, but I wouldn't have had him in my top 10."

  67. 'Straightforward vote for Ronaldo'


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Daily Telegraph's chief football writer Henry Winter voted for Cristiano Ronaldo at the Ballon d'Or award. He has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 live about his top three choices.

    "It was a great privilege to vote and it was fairly straightforward voting for Ronaldo," he says. "I had Manuel Neuer as number two because he had a brilliant season and reinvented goalkeeping, and I had Philipp Lahm in third place, just ahead of Messi. This was a slightly nearly year for Messi."

  68. Trott ton for Lions


    Jonathan Trott

    Jonathan Trott has scored a century for England Lions against South Africa 'A', his first in international cricket since he left the 2013/14 Ashes series with a stress-related illness.

    Trott's 101 not out in 220 balls included 12 fours. The Lions trail South Africa A by 211 runs with six wickets remaining.

    The Warwickshire batsman's last England century was an unbeaten 109 against New Zealand in a one-day international in June 2013.

  69. 5 live Sport Specials


    BBC Radio 5 live

    5 live sport

    Former England captain Michael Vaughan and former coach Ashley Giles have been dissecting England's chances at the upcoming World Cup. You can listen to the podcast on the BBC Radio 5 live website.

  70. Gloucester agree Thrush deal

    Rugby Union

    Jeremy Thrush

    Gloucester have announced the signing of New Zealand international lock Jeremy Thrush.

    Thrush, who has won 11 caps for the All Blacks, will join Gloucester after the World Cup later this year.

    The 29-year-old will head to Kingsholm from Wellington-based Super Rugby side the Hurricanes.

  71. Cardiff open to fan representation on board


    The Cardiff City players lined up in blue at home for the first time since 2012

    Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman says club owner Vincent Tan is "open to the idea" of having a fans' representative on the board following the return to the traditional blue kit.

    On Friday, Malaysian businessman Tan removed the red home strip he introduced in 2012 in the wake of a record low crowd at the Cardiff City Stadium for the FA Cup third-round tie with Colchester and planned supporters' protests in the new year over the club's controversial rebranding exercise.

    "Vincent is open to the idea," Dalman said about the possibility of supporters being represented on the Cardiff board. "We have already made some bridges and I think this decision (returning kit colour to blue) will help us us get there much faster."

  72. Smith to leave London Irish this week

    Rugby Union

    Brian Smith

    The London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith is set to leave the club with immediate effect, BBC Sport's Christopher Jones reports.

    Smith, who was the England attack coach between 2008 and 2011, was expected to depart at the end of the season to return to his native Australia, but will now leave this week.

    An announcement on Smith's successor is expected tomorrow.

  73. Messi wins Twitter war


    Lionel Messi

    A few facts for you now, fact fans.

    Apparently, while Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or last night, Lionel Messi would have been crowned the 2014 winner if Twitter chatter - and not silly votes - was the determining factor.

    Data provided to BBC Sport by Twitter shows that were more than 54m tweets related to Messi in 2014, with Ronaldo managing a mere 40m mentions. Manuel Neuer - third in the vote - brought up the rear on 6.3m.

    Meanwhile, James Rodriguez may have won goal of the year, but the goal that created the largest spike in conversation on Twitter during 2014 was Robin Van Persie's header against Spain, which came third in Fifa's vote.

    Joachim Low won coach of the year after guiding Germany to World Cup glory, but it was Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti who was the most-discussed coach on Twitter.

  74. Football Daily Podcast


    BBC Radio 5 live

    BBC Radio 5 live Football Daily podcast

    If you missed BBC Radio 5 live's Monday Night Club worry not because you can listen to the Football Daily podcast to hear what Robbie Savage, Steve Claridge and Mark Chapman had to say.

    Some of the topics up for discussion were Aston Villa's goalscoring troubles, Cristiano Ronaldo's Ballon d'Or win and Manchester United's woes.

    You can listen via the BBC Radio 5 live website.

  75. Jones insists title bid still alive


    Phil Jones

    Phil Jones says Manchester United have not given up hope of catching Premier League leaders Chelsea.

    United's 11-match unbeaten run came to a end on Sunday when they lost 1-0 to Southampton at Old Trafford, leaving them 12 points behind Chelsea.

    But Jones said: "You have seen teams dropping points. I think Chelsea were clear of City and then two games within the space of a week and they are back in it. That's how football changes. That gives us hope. There's always hope."

  76. Happy Birthday

    Tord Grip (left) with Sven-Goran Eriksson

    Ever wondered how old former England and Manchester City assistant coach Tord Grip is? Well, Sven-Goran Eriksson's right-hand man is 77 years old today. Other sports stars celebrating their birthdays today are:

    Mark O'Meara (golf) - American former Ryder Cup player and two-time major winner, born 1957.

    Mike Whitlow (football) - Former Bolton and Sheffield United defender, born 1968.

    Stephen Hendry (snooker) - Seven-time world champion, born 1969.

    Mark Bosnich (football) - Former Australia and Aston Villa goalkeeper, born 1972.

    Max Whitlock (gymnastics) - English gymnast who won Olympic bronze on the pommel horse in London, born 1993.

  77. On this day in sport

    Robbie Fowler

    It was 12 years ago today that striker Robbie Fowler agreed personal terms with Manchester City for a £6m move from Leeds. Another striker on the move on 13 January was Wales international John Hartson. He signed for Wimbledon from West Ham for a club record £7m in 1999.

  78. Your views on Hodgson's Ballon d'Or top three

    Roy Hodgson's selection of Javier Mascherano as his best player of 2014 has certainly sparked a debate. Here's some more of your responses. Please keep them coming.

    Amin Elhassan: "A good tackle in the final third can mean a difference between a Champions League-winning season and a trophy-less season. Mascherano almost won Argentina the biggest prize in world football with his tackles, so yes, I can see where Roy Hodgson is coming from."

    Adam Jepson "Nevermind the fact that he's wrong. Ronaldo is the most astonishingly good player in any position. There is no defender defended better than Ronaldo has attacked. Simple as."

    Karl Brown "The man hasn't got a clue! Mascherano the world's best player! Haha! Don't get me wrong, he's good, but he won nothing last season. For people that don't have Ronaldo and Messi in the first three then you might as well stop watching football because you don't understand it."

    Tim Watson: "Were people not saying during the World Cup that to be considered a great player you have to win the World Cup? So picking two World Cup winners and a player that had an outstanding tournament is fair enough to me."

  79. On this day in sport

    Manchester United 1958

    On 13 January, 1958, a crowd of 60,000 watched Manchester United beat Red Star Belgrade 2-1 in a European Cup tie at Old Trafford. The second leg, three weeks later, was to be the last appearance of the Busby Babes before the Munich air disaster.

  80. Delay in Gil move to Villa


    Carles Gil

    BBC Sport's Pat Murphy says Aston Villa are still hopeful of signing Spanish attacking midfielder Carles Gil today. A press conference which was scheduled for 13:00 GMT has been postponed because of a last-minute hitch over fees to the 21-year-old's agent.

    Gil, 21, has played once for Spain Under 21s and has been monitored by Villa manager Paul Lambert for some time.

  81. Tuesday's front pages


    Cristiano Ronaldo makes it onto the front pages of many of Portugal's national papers. "The best in the world for a third time," proclaims Publico of the Ballon d'Or winner.

  82. Commonwealth medallists in Lionhearts team


    The British Lionhearts have announced the names of the boxers who will compete for Great Britain on its return to the World Series of Boxing in 2015.

    The line-up features 30 boxers from GB Boxing's Podium and Podium Potential squads and eight overseas selections. The team's first home match is at York Hall in London on Thursday.

    The British contingent includes eight English and Welsh medallists from the 2014 Commonwealth Games, notably Antony Fowler, Scott Fitzgerald and Joe Joyce, who won gold in Glasgow. England's silver and bronze medallists, Qais Ashfaq and Sam Maxwell are part of the squad along with the Welsh trio of Ashley Williams, Sean McGoldrick and Joe Cordina who all secured Commonwealth bronze.

  83. Tuesday's back pages


    "The cry of the three," says Portuguese newspaper Abola alongside a picture of three-time Ballon D'or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

  84. British trio learn qualifying opponents

    BBC Radio 5 live

    This from BBC Radio 5 Live's Tennis Correspondent Russell Fuller:

    The draw for the men's singles qualifying competition for the Australian Open has been made, and all three British men are in action overnight tonight.

    Liam Broady kicks things off against the ninth seed Farrukh Dustov of Uzbekistan at 23:00 GMT. Kyle Edmund - who, like Broady, has made the qualifying draw for the first time - features in the next match on that court against Tristan Lamasine of France, while Brydan Klein, who switched allegiance from Australia a couple of years ago, will play Dane Propoggia of Australia.

  85. Tuesday's back pages


    Madrid-based Spanish newspaper Marca unsurprisingly opts to slap a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo on its back page. "Kiss, cry, and scream" headlines the paper as it pictures the Ballon d'Or winner kissing his trophy, crying and, well, screaming.

  86. Tuesday's back pages

    Daily Telegraph

    A beaming Cristiano Ronaldo is pictured on the back page of the Daily Telegraph after the Portuguese was named the best player in the world.

  87. Leicester target Okazaki focused on Japan


    Shinji Okazaki

    Japan striker Shinji Okazaki has confirmed Leicester City are keen to sign him but says he will not be considering his club future while on international duty at the Asian Cup.

    German Bundesliga side Mainz have rejected an £8m bid from the Foxes for the 28-year-old.

    Okazaki told BBC Sport: "For the time being that's finished for me. I will stop thinking about it. "I'm a Mainz player and for now I want to focus on the Asian Cup."

  88. Tuesday's back pages

    The Guardian

    The Guardian says Manchester United could line up a bid for Barcelona's Lionel Messi after the Argentine cast doubt on his future at the Nou Camp.

  89. Tuesday's back pages

    Daily Mirror

    "Too Fat To Be A Ref" is the Daily Mirror's back page headline as they focus on Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho's criticism of referee Phil Dowd.

  90. Hodgson's choice

    We threw a handful of comments in support of Roy Hodgson's Ballon d'Or picks at you a little earlier, so as we're the BBC and we like balance and wotnot, here's the counter view from some of our Twitter followers.

    Sahil Oberoi: "Are the pro Hodgson comments for real? It's not just the goals, the overall raw talent separates Ronaldo/Messi from the rest."

    Andrew Priestley: "Just what was Roy Hodgson thinking by selecting Javier Mascherano as his number one choice? It sums up his football philosophy."

    Matt G: "Not one attacking player... sums up his mindset. Bloke really is clueless about modern football. Stuck in dark ages."

    Alex Smith: Hodgson voted for Mascherano for the Ballon D'Or? Not even Mrs Mascherano would have voted for Mr Mascherano!"

    Donald: "This is why we will never win the World Cup when we have managers like Hodgson. His choices amaze me."

    Please keep your comments coming using #bbcsportsday on Twitter and on the BBC Facebook page.

  91. Anthony Joshua out of Kevin Johnson fight


    Unbeaten English heavyweight Anthony Joshua has pulled out of his fight with American Kevin Johnson on 31 January after aggravating a back injury.

    A scan showed Joshua suffered a Pars Stress Fracture, and withdrew from the bout after medical advice.

    The 25-year-old said: "This injury is something I need to get sorted as soon as possible."

  92. Tuesday's back pages

    The Sun

    There's no sign of Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi on the Sun's back page. Instead, the paper tells us that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has employed a Zen master to help his players.

  93. Tuesday's back pages

    Daily Express

    Time for a look at the morning papers.

    Man of the moment Cristiano Ronaldo is on the back page of the Daily Express, while the paper also says Manchester United are targeting Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin.

  94. Hodgson joins Capello in maverick move


    Roy Hodgson and Fabio Capello

    England boss Roy Hodgson may not have swum with the tide with his Ballon d'Or selections this year, but for the last two years he was very much in step with the rest of the game, picking Cristiano Ronaldo in 2013 and Lionel Messi in 2012.

    Our chums at Press Association Sport have trawled back through the archive to see how Hodgson and his predecessor Fabio Capello have voted since the inaugural Ballon d'Or in 2010, and - Maicon and Mascherano aside - there's little here to raise eyebrows.

    2010: Fabio Capello: First: Andres Iniesta. Second: Xavi. Third: Maicon.

    2011: Fabio Capello: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney.

    2012: Roy Hodgson: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Radamel Falcao.

    2013: Roy Hodgson: Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robin van Persie.

    2014 Roy Hodgson: Javier Mascherano, Philipp Lahm, Manuel Neuer.

  95. Ronaldo backing for 'Gaz' Bale


    Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale

    Fresh from his Ballon d'Or success, a benevolent Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Real Madrid fans to go easy on "key player" Gareth Bale.

    The Wales international came under fire for going for goal instead of passing to Ronaldo for an easy tap-in during Saturday's league win over Espanyol.

    Ronaldo was visibly angry after the incident, but told reporters last night: "I think the things with Gaz are normal because the fans know that Gaz is a very important player for us, a key player.

    "What happened on Saturday is in the past, sometimes I make mistakes too so it's part of the business, part of football. I think the people will be nice with him and they should be nice with him."

  96. Watson into last eight in Hobart


    Heather Watson

    Great Britain's Heather Watson beat American fifth seed Sloane Stephens in straight sets to reach the Hobart International quarter-finals.

    The 22-year-old won 6-3 6-1 in 64 minutes and looked in impressive form ahead of the Australian Open, which starts on 19 January.

    Watson, who faces Italian ninth seed Roberta Vinci next, said: "This is how I want to play consistently."

  97. Roy Hodgson's Ballon d'Or top three

    We asked for your views on Roy Hodgson's top three selection of Mascherano, Lahm and Neuer. Please keep them coming on Twitter using #bbcsportsday and on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Here's some of your Facebook responses so far:

    Simon Herring: "I think Roy has a point. It's to choose the best player in world. Is Messi better than a defensive midfielder because he scores goals? Well of course he scores goals but the defensive midfielder isn't there to score goals but he could be amazing at what he supposed to do. Can't compare players from different positions.... it would be better at asking what's better, a tractor or a car? A car better on roads... a tractor miles better on a farm."

    Sean Walls: "Yes it's exciting watching Ronaldo and Messi but Roy's choices... Lahm, what a fantastic all-round intelligent player he is, probably the most versatile player with such ability. Mascherano, a leader of men, clearly organized the Argentinean defensive side of things brilliantly at the World Cup, a better version of Matic who everyone's praising. Neuer, need I say anything? Best goalkeeper in the world, the amount of times he intercepted a long ball over the top in behind the German defence in the World Cup was inhumane! I can see where Roy's coming from is what I'm trying to say."

    Tino Wilfred: "No point having Messi up top with Lee Cattermole holding midfield is it? Hodgson is completely right in his choices."

    Adam Hughes: "In my opinion it is good that Roy Hodgson, other captains, head coaches and members of the media are giving defensive players recognition. However, Ronaldo has been sublime this year so I don't think anybody can argue that he isn't the best player in the world."

  98. Giles Clarke to step down as ECB chairman

    BBC Radio 5 live

    This from BBC Radio 5 Live's Pat Murphy:

    The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is expected to confirm today that Giles Clarke is stepping down as its chairman after eight years and being replaced by the Yorkshire chairman Colin Graves.

    It comes as counties are looking for greater authority in decision-making at Lord's, with many feeling that the national team's interests dominate the agenda. One of Graves' challenges will be to see if cricket can return to terrestrial TV, probably via the Twenty-20 format.

    As for Clarke, it's expected he'll now take on the role of ECB president - liaising between the ECB and ICC, and it won't impact on any decision-making at Lord's. Clarke will also continue his role as chairman of the ICC's finance and commercial affairs committee, and will now look at worldwide sponsorship issues.

  99. Lionel Messi unsure on future

    Lionel Messi

    Another big story emerging from the Ballon d'Or awards on Monday night was Lionel Messi's admission that his future could lie away from Barcelona, amid speculation that a move to the Premier League could be on the cards.

    The Barcelona forward told a news conference: "I don't know where I'll be next year."

    The Argentina captain, 27, had dismissed speculation linking him with a move as "lies" at the weekend but last night said "nobody knows what the future holds".

  100. Arsenal striker Sanogo joins Palace on loan

    Yaya Sanogo

    Some breaking transfer news now, which is exciting.

    Crystal Palace have completed the signing of striker Yaya Sanogo from Arsenal on loan until the end of the season.

    Sanogo, 21, becomes Alan Pardew's first signing, and the new Palace manager told the club's website: "He's a young player with tremendous promise, somebody that I have tracked personally and this club has too so that fitted well."

  101. Roy Hodgson's top three - have your say

    So, well done to everyone who picked up a gong last night.

    However, Roy Hodgson has attracted much of the attention on social media after the England boss omitted Ronaldo and Messi from his top three in the vote.

    Instead, Hodgson named former Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano as his pick for the world's best player of 2014, ahead of Germany duo Philipp Lahm and Neuer.

    Hodgson was one of just two coaches to put Mascherano in top spot - the other being Belarus boss Andrei Zygmantovitch.

    So, we want your thoughts on why Hodgson voted the way he did? Is he right to opt for graft over flair, or does his selection suggest an error of judgement?

    Let us know via #bbcsportsday or on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  102. Kessler, Rodriguez also recognised

    James Rodriguez

    In other awards dished out at by Fifa last night, Wolfsburg and Germany midfielder Nadine Kessler was named women's player of the year, while Colombia's James Rodriguez won goal of the year, edging out Ireland's Stephanie Roche.

    Germany's World Cup winner Joachim Low won men's coach of the year.

    Wolfsburg boss Ralf Kellermann was named women's football coach of the year after a successful defence of the Champions League.

    The three candidates for the Ballon d'Or were all picked in the team of the year, along with defenders Philipp Lahm, David Luiz, Thiago Silva and Sergio Ramos, midfielders Andres Iniesta, Toni Kroos and Angel Di Maria and forward Arjen Robben.

    Click here for a full breakdown of the winners and voting.

  103. Ronaldo on top of the world...again

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

    So, as we said earlier, Real Madrid and Portugal sensation Cristiano Ronaldo has successfully defended his world player of the year status, earning 37.66% of all votes cast by his footballing peers.

    Lionel Messi - who won four years in a row until Ronaldo beat him last year, was second on 15.76%, the Barcelona and Argentina playmaker only just ahead of Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who had 15.72%.

    "I would like to thank all of those who voted for me, my president, my coach and Real Madrid," said Ronaldo. "It has been an unforgettable year. To win this trophy at the end of it is something incredibly unique."

  104. Robertson and Maguire progress

    Neil Robertson

    Stephen Maguire and Neil Robertson are into the last eight at the Masters after each earned a 6-4 win at Alexandra Palace last night.

    Judd Trump, among the favourites after reaching last month's UK Championship final, capitulated against Maguire having won the first two frames.

    World number one Robertson was made to work hard against Robert Milkins after losing the opening frame.

  105. Dundee United up to third


    Dundee United climbed above Hamilton and Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Premiership table after a 3-2 win at Accies last night.

    United took a two-goal lead through Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven at New Douglas Park but Hamilton - playing their first match since the departure of manager Alex Neil to Norwich - levelled through Jesus Garcia Tena and Ali Crawford.

    However, Sean Dillon rose unmarked to head in a corner 13 minutes from the end to seal the win for United.

  106. Anderson reveals doubts after Phillip Hughes's death


    James Anderson

    We'll start with England bowler James Anderson, who has told BBC Radio 5 live that he was plagued by "doubts" about bowling in the wake of Phillip Hughes's death.

    Australia batsman Hughes died in November after being struck by a short-pitched delivery.

    "In the week after, I was having huge doubts about how I'd go about bowling and whether I'd want to bowl the short ball," Anderson said.

  107. First things first

    But before we wade in to all things Ballon d'Or, let's take a look at some of the other big stories to emerge since last we were with you...

  108. Good morning

    So the Ballon d'Or is done for another year, and for the third time it is Cristiano Ronaldo who emerges with the honour of being crowned The Best Player on the Planet.

    We'll have all the reaction from a glitzy evening in Zurich, including Lionel Messi's admission that his future could lie away from Barcelona. Maybe.

    We'll ruminate on England boss Roy Hodgson's decision to omit both Ronaldo and Messi from his top three in the voting ballot, plus we'll keep across all the latest breaking transfer news and the build-up to four FA Cup third-round replays tonight.

    All that plus Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ali Carter in Masters snooker action later on.

    Welcome to Sportsday.