Sportsday Live - Monday 13 February
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Lille winger Eden Hazard has refused to either confirm or deny reports he has agreed to join Tottenham at the end of the season. "Maybe it will be Tottenham. This is a big English club," he is reported to have told Belgian broadcaster RTBF .
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Ian Stoddart on Twittter: "Tevez treated like a dog? No ordinary man, woman or child is going to take him seriously, try working for a living mate!"
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova , the event's 10th seed, fell in the first round of the Qatar Open in Doha after a 1-6 6-2 6-3 defeat by Kazakhstan's world number 44 Ksenia Pervak. Ana Ivanovic and Svetlana Kuznetsova made it through their opening matches unscathed.
Lille winger Eden Hazard has agreed to join Tottenham at the end of the season according to France Football magazine. Hazard has reportedly choosen Spurs ahead of Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal because of concerns over getting enough first-team action. However the magazine reports that the clubs are yet to agree a fee.
Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has admitted that his club face a battle to retain the Spanish league title this season after Real Madrid opened a 10-point lead at the top of the league.
"The league is very difficult now. Real Madrid is very strong," he said.
Daily Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter on Twitter: "Tevez treated like a dog? What? Sleeps in middle of the bed, fed tasty morsels from the table, best spot by the fire & tummy tickled hourly?"
Kia Joorabchian, an advisor to Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, has said the Argentine is at the club's disposal if they choose to use him during the title run-in.
"If Carlos can help City and City want that help from Carlos to win the title between now and the end of the season, he'll return," he told Sky Sports News.
Carlos Tevez has claimed that Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini treated him "like a dog" during the incident in 27 September's Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich which prompted his long-running dispute with the club.
"He's in the middle of an argument [with Edin Dzeko] so then he tells me to keep on warming up and treats me like a dog," he told Fox Sports.
Kia Joorabchian, an advisor to Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, has suggested that his client is unlikely to apologise publically for his dispute with manager Roberto Mancini.
"I think this is between Mancini and Carlos. What is important is that they resolve their issues behind closed doors and I think they are close to that," he told Sky Sports News.
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has said he is returning after a three-month unauthorised absence with the intention of playing again for the Premier League leaders.
"I'm going to train, to give my all and be available," he told Fox Sports. "I can imagine myself going on to the field and I'm going to have to be brilliant."
England one-day captain Alastair Cook believes his side's victory over Pakistan in the teams' first one-day international match in the Middle East showed their true quality after a dismal Test series whitewash. "We showed what good players we have in our team," he said.
"It is only the first game but it is great to get off to the start. It is a different format and the pressure of the men around the bat has gone."
Great Britain's Tom Stalker and Anthony Joshua both won gold in the the Bocskai tournament in Debrecen, Hungary over the weekend. Stalker registered a 24-9 win over Russian Vitaliy Dunaytsev while Joshua forced his Uzbek opponent to retire at the end of round two.
England's Tom Ford has knocked out Scottish world number 10 Graeme Dott 4-2 in the first round of the Welsh Masters in Newport.
BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew on Twitter: "Morale boosting win for England. Familiar concerns remain over batting - Bopara battled through a difficult start and Cook's 100 outstanding."
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, who has due to return to the club on Tuesday after a spell of absence without leave, has reportedly apologised for any wrong he has done his employers. "If I was wrong, I say sorry. I sincerely believe I did not make a mistake," he told Fox Sports in an interview broadcast on Monday.
It's all over in Abu Dhabi. Cook takes the catch as England beat Pakistan by 130 runs to win the first of four one day internationals.
British challenger Dereck Chisora has pledged to dethrone WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko with an eighth round knockout when they meet in Munich on Saturday.
Pakistan are in real trouble at 113-9 as Swann takes another wicket, with Gul going lbw. England just one wicket away from victory.
John Terry could return to bolster Chelsea's defence for Saturday's FA Cup fifth-round tie with Birmingham after he joined in training today following a knee injury. Ashley Cole remains a doubt after picking up a calf injury during Saturday's defeat at Everton .
Two wickets have fallen in quick succession in Abu Dhabi . Swann takes England's seventh wicket as Akmal is stumped before Swann is involved again, catching Afridi for 28, leaving Pakistan on 109-8.
Hawkeye will be in place at the Champions League Final Four in Poland next month, the European Volleyball Confederation have confirmed. The move could pave the way for its possible introduction at the London Olympics.
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Scotland blindside flanker Alasdair Strokosch could miss the remainder of the Six Nations Championship after fracturing his hand against Wales in Cardiff, the Scottish Rugby Union have confirmed.
Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey on BBC Radio 5 live: "We have to work quickly to get the right manager in [to replace Mick McCarthy]. But we are open minded about what shape and form that takes, whether it is short term or long term or whatever we hope we get the right guy.
"It is not a job for a novice it is a difficult job it is a big job, it is attractive job. We are a stable club and we think we are very good people to work with. We have got a great set of fans, a beautiful stadium, great history we are in the Premier League and we want to stay in the Premier League so I think we have a lot of positives to attract the right candidate."
Another wicket in Abu Dhabi. With the powerplay over, Samit Patel is reintroduced into the attack and Kevin Pietersen takes the catch after Malik hit straight to mid-on. Pakistan now on 68-6.
BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont investigates what Rangers' possible administration means for Scotland's most decorated club? .
Portsmouth are facing a 10-point deduction after announcing their intention to seek administration. It would be the second time in as many years the south coast club has gone into administration.
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Tokyo and Doha have formally submitted their bids to host the 2020 Olympics, delivering their files to the IOC two days before the deadline. The other 2020 contenders are Madrid, Istanbul, Rome and Baku, Azerbaijan.
Aston Villa's Ciaran Clark could be out for up to a month after twisting his left knee in training. Villa have already been dealt a blow with the news that Richard Dunne will be sidelined for eight weeks after he injured his shoulder during Villa's defeat by league leaders Manchester City on Sunday.
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Simon Gill on Twitter: This shows the true state of Scottish Football when one of the best clubs in Scotland are having to go into administration.
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic has advanced to the second round of the Qatar Open after her opponent Carla Suarez Navarro withdrew midway through their match because of a back injury.
Patel has taken the wicket of Misbah Ul-Haq for 14 runs, getting him lbw and leaving Pakistan on 53-5.
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The postponed Six Nations match between France and Ireland will not be played this weekend, tournament organisers have confirmed.
BBC's Tony Husband on Twitter: The Premier League are to release parachute instalment early to help Portsmouth's finances.
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Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott tells the BBC's George Riley that winger Lee Smith's chances of being fit for Friday's World Club Challenge are "slim".
BBC Sport editor David Bond analyses the intervention of Liverpool's American owners in the Suarez-Evra row.
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Wasps have announced that England lock Tom Palmer will rejoin them on a two-year contract next season from Stade Francais.
Finn takes a fourth wicket, with Imran Farhat being caught by Kieswetter for 10. Pakistan are now 40-4.
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Andrew Webb on Twitter : "I think Rangers will use administration to push a move to join the English Premier League along with Celtic. The SPL is dead."
A Scottish Premier League spokesman has confirmed that a 10-point deduction and a transfer embargo will placed on Rangers when administration is confirmed.
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Chris Powell on Twitter : "The talk of Rangers and Celtic in the premier league can surely now be put to an end."
Finn now has three wickets, with Pakistan 27-3 after Younus Khan is caught by Craig Kieswetter for 15. Live text commentary is available here .
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Andrew Harvey on Twitter : "Sacking McCarthy was probably the best thing possible for Blackburn. Can really see them surviving now."
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Rangers have signalled their intention to go into administration, Wolves have sacked Mick McCarthy and Carlos Tevez could return to Manchester City tomorrow. Have your say on Twitter using #bbcsportsday . Debate among yourselves and we will also display some of your tweets on Sportsday Live .
Shrewsbury captain Ian Sharps has revealed squad players have been arranging extra fitness and training work off their own bat as the club fights for promotion.
Rangers now have five days to confirm whether administrators have been appointed to take over the running of the club.
Cheltenham Town have extended the loan spell of Everton defender Luke Garbutt by a further five weeks.
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No decision will be made on a new date for the 6 Nations match between France and Ireland , postponed just before kick-off on Saturday evening, until tomorrow at the earliest.
Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala have accepted the resignation of head coach Yuri Krasnozhan, paving the way for a possible approach for former England manager Fabio Capello .
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Sarah Rhind on Twitter : " Rangers going into administration may end up being the catalyst for the end of scottish football as we know it."
Chasing a target of 261, Pakistan have lost two early wickets and are 12-2. Steven Finn took the wickets of Mohammad Hafeez and Asad Shafiq in the first two balls of the third over.
Frank Lampard has insisted Chelsea's players are just as much to blame as Andre Villas-Boas for their latest slump in form. "Of course we do, it's a group thing," he told Chelsea TV. "It was a bad performance from start to finish (in the 2-0 defeat at Everton)."
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Alistair Anderson on Twitter : "Amazed to see people still wondering how Kean has a job when other managers get sacked - Venkys made him unsackable, end of."
BBC Scotland confirm that Rangers FC have lodged papers with Court of Session, notifying an intention to declare an administrator.
Wales are looking into the eligibility of Celtic striker Gary Hooper .
Anne Keothavong continues her winning run at the Qatar Open with a 7-6 7-6 victory over Austria's Tamira Paszek , and she will play fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska in round two. Keothavong beat fellow Britons Laura Robson and Heather Watson in qualifying in Doha.
Dereck Chisora is promising an eighth-round knockout when he challenges WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko on Saturday. Chisora says he can "smell fear'' in Klitschko's corner and promises to be fighting "a hundred miles an hour from the first round".'
QPR owner Tony Fernandes has called on his players to hold up their end of the bargain in keeping the club in the Barclays Premier League. He said: "I'm doing the best I can, and it's now up to the boys on the pitch and the manager to do what they can."
Daniel Cousin has agreed to sign for Rangers until the end of the season subject to international clearance.
Defender Jonas Olsson believes it is vital for West Brom to retain the services of manager Roy Hodgson if they are to become a potent Premier League force.
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Shreyas Panse on Twitter : "In the middle of Bruce-Warnock-McCarthy saga, one must ask: What exactly is Kean doing to survive?"
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Charlie Croasdale on Twitter : "England are 20 short in 260 total. Fantastic knock by Captain Cook but lack of boundaries in last 10 overs will be costly."
The German cycling federation has banned former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich from competing in any amateur or public races in the country after the retired athlete was found guilty of blood doping last week.
Batting first, England make 260-7 in the first one-day international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
Paul Cook is the new Accrington Stanley manager after a deal was agreed to bring the 44-year-old in from Irish club Sligo Rovers . He has signed a two-and-a-half year deal.
China's Ding Junhui reaches the last 16 of the Welsh Open with a 4-0 victory over Mark Davis . Next up for the two-time UK champion is Liang Wenbo or reigning world champion John Higgins. Watch live coverage on the red button and BBC Sport website .
Ajmal picks up his fifth wicket - bowling Stuart Broad - as England fall to 232- 7 in the first one-day international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
Alastair Cook is bowled by Saeed Ajmal as Pakistan reduce England 230-6 in the first one-day international. Cook's 137 is the highest score at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Craig Kieswetter is caught by Wahab Riaz off the bowling of Saeed Ajmal to leave England 221-5 after 45 overs of the first one-day international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
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Kenneth Onyekwe on Twitter: "Heard the FA is working on shortlist of 'one' candidate for the #England job....I suggest they consider Rafa Benitez as well..."
Hull midfielder Robert Koren has announced his retirement from the Slovenia national team. Koren, 31, won 61 caps for his country.
World Cup champion Ivica Kostelic requires surgery for a torn meniscus in his right knee after undergoing an MRI scan in Zagreb. The Croatian sustained the injury in winning Sunday's World Cup super-combined race at the Russian resort of Krasnaya Polyana.
Eoin Morgan is out lbw for two, again off the bowling of Ajmal, with England now 196-4.
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Jordan Capewell on Twitter: "Timing of Mick's sacking is very wrong. New manager can't bring any new players in. Before end of January would've been right."
Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne is facing eight weeks out after sustaining a fracture to his right clavicle in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City. He will undergo surgery in Birmingham today.
Portsmouth have been given a financial boost after a part of the Premier League parachute payment due to clubs in March was paid to the sides early, BBC South understands.
Ravi Bopara stumped off the bowling of Saeed Ajmal for 50 but England are now 188-3.
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Mihir Haria-Shah on Twitter: "Once again Alastair Cook has proved that he is a class act."
Caroline Wozniacki insists she will not be distracted by the presence of boyfriend Rory McIlroy at the Qatar Open. She said: "Of course it's nice that he's here, but, you know, once you're on court, that's your focus. And off the court it's nice to have someone there. You can just take your mind off things."
Middlesbrough have offered to buy fans who travelled to the abandoned fixture at Ipswich Town tickets for the rearranged game .
Alastair Cook brings up his century, with England now 178-2. Live text commentary from the first ODI is available here .
Wolves midfielder Jamie O'Hara on Twitter: "Gutted to see Mick go. He's done an amazing job here and everyone should be thankful for what he's done, thank him so much for giving me the chance to play football every week..just sorry we couldn't have done better for him. Fantastic manager and man and wish him all the best."
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Matthew Buck on Twitter: "QPR and Wolves are looking for the "Martin O'Neil factor" but there's only one Martin O'Neil!"
Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell insists his club " don't need" Rangers to flourish financially.
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Andrew Hughes on Twitter: : "Wolves need to kick on and make a statement of intention. We cannot employ a relegation style manager, Solskjaer for me!"
Grant Holt has dismissed suggestions that Norwich City have turned ugly in their bid for Premier League survival.
John Hopkins has suffered a setback less than two weeks before the start of the new World Superbike Championship campaign after breaking his right hand in pre-season testing.
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Christopher Brazell on Twitter: "McCarthy failed to build upon 1st season success and did not in anyway develop his side effectively #bbcsportsday."
Liverpool's US owners and their shirt sponsor intervened over the weekend to help defuse the row between Manchester United's Patrice Evra and Liverpool's Luis Suarez . Suarez refused to shake the hand of Evra prior to the match. Suarez had recently returned from an eight-game ban after he was found guilty of racially abusing Evra.
"We were very disappointed by Saturday's incident and have discussed our concerns with the club," Liverpool's shirt sponsors Standard Chartered bank said in a statement.
Everton defender Shane Duffy has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for this month's friendly against Czech Republic following an injury to Richard Dunne.
Wigan defender Emmerson Boyce believes the struggling club can kick on after winning their relegation six-pointer against Bolton. "The manager asked us for a big performance because it was a must-win game and the pressure was on," he said.
"We've been in this position before and we know what it's all about but we don't want it to go down to the last day like last season - but if it needs to it needs to.
"All we have to do is concentrate on ourselves, get the results and I'm sure we will be safe.
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Richard Overton on Twitter: "Why all the fuss about McCarthy Wolves need a change they were looking stale as a villa fan I believe we are looking the same #bbcsportsday."
Kenya's four-time world champion Vivian Cheruiyot will skip next month's world indoor championships to focus on the London Olympics after running her first event of the year in Birmingham on Saturday.
Anne Keothavong is under way in her first-round match against Austria's Tamira Paszek at the Qatar Open in Doha. The Briton beat compatriots Laura Robson and Heather Watson in qualifying over the weekend. There are live scores
Graham Taylor on BBC Radio 5 live: "Mick McCarthy has had a tremendous five-and-a-half years at Wolves.
"Steve Morgan, the chairman, probably feels they just need a positive change to get the number of points they need to stay up.
"Managers are responsible for results but players are responsible for their performances. I watched the game yesterday and a number of the Wolves players should be looking at themselves. A 5-1 defeat at home to West Brom? You'll do well to survive that."
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Chris Gee on Twitter: "Thanks Mick McCarthy for getting us up and keeping us up. Not many other options but Curbishley could might just keep us up #bbcsportsday."
England's Alastair Cook has reached his 50. England are 82-2 in the first one-day international against Pakistan. There is live text commentary on the cricket page.
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Charlie Croasdale on Twitter: "Neil Warnock my tip for next manager of Wolves. In need of a motivator with track record of instant results at new club #bbcsportsday."
Former Manchester United defender Denis Irwin says he is amazed that Ryan Giggs is on the brink of completing 900 games for the club. "It is incredible really that he is still as sharp and as driven as he is," said Irwin."To make 900 appearances for a club like this, to stay at the top of his game and to change it as well is unbelievable.
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Benjamin Biddulph on Twitter: "Mick McCarthy's sacking makes the FA's manager search much easier #McCarthy4England #bbcsportsday."
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len B on Twitter: "They have the players, Wolves only need the motivation to get mid-table. 14 points out of 66 simply is NOT GOOD ENOUGH! #bbcsportsday."
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The big news of the day so far is the decision by Wolves to sack manager Mick McCarthy . Have your say on Twitter using #bbcsportsday . Debate among yourselves and we will also display some of your tweets on Sportsday Live .
Pakistan's Shahid Afridi misses out on the hat-trick after new England batsman Ravi Bopara plays a good forward defensive stroke.
Pakistan's Shahid Afridi is on a hat-trick after removing England's Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott . England are 57-2 in the first one-day international. There is live text commentary on the cricket page.
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Sanipe Tonte on Twitter: "Herve Renard? Surely worth taking a chance. He's clearly capable of getting avg. Teams to perform above themselves #bbcsportsday."
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Salford centre Joel Moon could be sidelined until April after breaking a bone in his hand during his side's 38-10 defeat at St Helens on Friday.
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Simon Gill on Twitter : "Sacking Mick McCarthy will not change their situation to me they are destined for the Championship no matter who they hire."
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Danny Mason on Twitter : "#bbcsportsday Lots of gratitude for what McCarthy has done, but this long overdue. Nowhere near good enough technically/tactically."
Al Wasl says it has emphasized the importance of "collaboration and teamwork" during a meeting with coach Diego Maradona , who has threatened to quit the UAE club over a restrictive budget.
Alan Curbishley rules himself in to the race to replace Mick McCarthy at Wolves . Asked what he will do if he is contacted by Wolves owner Steve Morgan, he told Sky Sports News: "If I get the phonecall then I''ll talk to him. I've been favourite for things before and nothing's happened so we'll see what happens."
Bayern Munich great Franz Beckenbauer has criticised the club's out-of-form Dutch winger Arjen Robben , describing him "selfish" after he lost his starting spot in the past few games. "He is selfish like so many others," Beckenbauer said. "His reaction alone to when he has a good effort or scores a goal; he does not run towards the player who set him up to score but instead he runs towards his family in the stands. He lets the team run after him. At some point the team mate will say 'if you are not going to recognise my pass then next time you can come and get the ball yourself'."
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Reacting to McCarthy's sacking, former Wolves and England manager Graham Taylor told Sky Sports News: "Mick suffered from the situation that players are responsible for performances and managers are responsible for results. Players have to look at themselves and take responsibility for their performances. A new boss coming in sometimes it has an effect for a short period of time. That's maybe what Wolves owner Steve Morgan is thinking."
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Joe Farley on Twitter : "Surely it's Capello to Wolves, Redknapp to England, Mourinho to Spurs, McCarthy to...Real Madrid?"
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Josh Hobbs on Twitter : "Mick Mccarthy for Leeds please!"
Team GB rowing coach Jurgen Grobler is to overhaul the men's squad ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, BBC Radio Berkshire understands .
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Tristan Millington on Twitter : "Will miss Mick McCarthy and his interviews. Shame he had to go out in such a manner."
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Luke Wilkes on Twitter: "Bye Mick! Thanks for the good times but unfortunately yesterday was too much."
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John Young on Twitter : "Wolves fans should be careful what they wish for! Championship-bound me thinks after today's panic decision."
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Steve Kittrick , first team manager of Blue Square North club Guiseley, has become a director of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats .
Pat Murphy, BBC Radio 5 live sports reporter, on McCarthy's dismissal: "I thought they'd keep faith with Mick McCarthy until the end of the season. The chairman, Steve Morgan, is on a family holiday. He watched the (5-1 defeat by West Brom) on television and I understand he was furious after the second-half capitulation. I just wonder whether this is the right call from the chairman. I am surprised he's gone."
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Ed Muhlemann on Twitter : "Mick has done wonders with wolves over the past 5 years but current run was unacceptable. Time is right but thanks Mick."
The Football Association will take no further action in the wake of Manchester United's 2-1 win over Liverpool . They will seek observations from both clubs over the incident, which took place at half time in tunnel, but this will not lead to disciplinary measures.
Wolves added in their statement: "The board took the difficult decision to terminate Mick's contract after a run of form which has seen Wolves pick up only 14 points in the last 22 League games, after a promising start to the season, culminating in yesterday's 5-1 defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion."
McCarthy's assistant Terry Connor will take charge training until a new Wolves manager is appoointed.
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Glasgow prop Ed Kalman has followed up his Scotland debut in the 27-13 defeat to Wales by signing a two-year contract extension with the Warriors.
Wolves have sacked manager Mick McCarthy .
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Luke Houghton on Twitter : Why has Mick McCarthy not been sacked yet made us look like a League 2 team get him out now."
You can find live text coverage of Pakistan v England here .
Former captain Paul Collingwood believes that England's failure against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates was due to them taking too much time off over Christmas. "The only thing I can think of is that it was probably the team's longest ever break heading into the series," he said.
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John Oliver on Twitter : "The apologies mean nothing as they come following owners instructions, Saurez and Dalglish are both a disgrace to the Prem."
England win the toss and will bat in first ODI against Pakistan .
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Keith Hampson on Twitter : "John Barnes hit the nail on the head. Far more important things wrong in the world than whether two people shake hands."
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Craig Hough on Twitter: "Doesn't Fergie owe the footballing world an apology after his outburst on Saturday?"
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Max Saidman on Twitter : "Would be happy to see Tevez back at City if he apologises and admits he was in the wrong. Oh and if he helps us win the title."
BBC Sport understands that Carlos Tevez will return to Manchester City tomorrow. He is expected back at the Carrington training ground on Tuesday morning where he is likely to undergo a series of fitness tests.
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Simon Fox on Twitter : "Hope that Liverpool can get back to being the greatest club team in the world. They have lost a lot of support recently."
Celtic's figures also show they reduced their bank debt by £2m during the second half of last year.
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BBC Sport's Phil McNulty on Twitter :"Liverpool apologies an assertion of authority by club American owners - and interesting came after bad publicity re. Suarez in NY & Boston."
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Josh Fairhurst on Twitter: "Suarez to Madrid in summer & Tevez shouldn't be allowed to put on a City shirt again!!"
Celtic have announced a big fall in pre-tax profits for the second half of 2011. The Glasgow club made only £180,000, having had a profit of £7m at the end of the previous year.
Sir Alex Ferguson claims Manchester United will treat the Europa League seriously and will take a full-strength squad to Holland to face Ajax on Thursday.
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Anthony Noble on Twitter: "When Blatter talked about handshakes solving problems every went mad. Why are people now saying Suarez should have, to solve this?"
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Ross Davies on Twitter: "Joe Hart is proof that fun on the pitch helps. He's constantly smiling and enjoying his game. Shame other players don't follow."
Keri-Anne Payne hopes the distraction of her own wedding can help her win Olympic gold in 2012.
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Bertie Ivory-Peters on Twitter: "Far too excited for the potential Beckham return that Redknapp would surely apply to England!"
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The Six Nations game between France and Ireland looks likely to be re-scheduled for Saturday 3 March following Saturday's late postponement of the fixture in Paris.
Gillingham fans have reacted angrily to an offer of discounted travel following a poor performance in the 4-3 defeat at Accrington.
England spinner Monty Panesar, having returned from the Test series in the United Arab Emirates, on Twitter: "Back to UK. Looking forward to snow, can't wait...better have my ear muffs out."
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Spaniard Dani Clos, 23, will become test driver for the HRT F1 Team for the 2012 season.
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Cardiff Blues are set to announce on Monday whether their remaining home games this season will be moved to Cardiff Arms Park.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has set his players a target of winning at least 11 of their remaining 13 matches if they want to be crowned Barclays Premier League champions.
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Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes are in contention to face Wales at Twickenham on 25 February after being recalled to the England squad by interim coach StuartLancaster.
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Rob Blundell on Twitter: "Watched The Muppets as a weekend treat. Enjoyed it, although I thought Italy were going to come back and steal it at the death. #bbcsportsday."
Ernie Els has scraped into the 64-man field for next week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona thanks to Phil Mickelson taking the week off. Paul Casey is a doubt for the tournament after dislocating a shoulder snowboarding last month.
Lee Westwood on Twitter: "Tossed that one away nicely yesterday! Carnage on the greens! Managed not to break or smash anything post round! 16 hour sulk over! Waved the putter at it 33 times yesterday. Not even good enough for the monthly medal with form like that!"
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Former Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan has urged tournament organisers to stage Saturday night's aborted RBS 6 Nations match at the Stade de France this weekend.
Phil Mickelson picked up his 40th PGA Tour win in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am but is still outside the top 10 in the world . The American, 41, moved up from 17th to 11th in the rankings.
West Brom head coach Roy Hodgson , who is out of contract this summer, insists he will not rush into making a decision on his future and hinted that much will depend on the club securing their Barclays Premier League status.
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Rayhaan Kalla on Twitter: "Joe Hart is England's best keeper in years. I wouldn't be surprised if England do well or win at the Euro 2012 because of him. #bbcsportsday"
Aston Villa are likely to be without Richard Dunne and Ciaran Clarke for the trip to Wigan on February 25. Dunne suffered a dislocated shoulder and Clark damaged knee ligaments in the 1-0 defeat by Manchester City on Sunday.
Glamorgan are hoping to sign the Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques for the early part of the season, BBC Sport Wales understands.
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Former New Zealand winger Jonah Lomu has said he needs a new kidney transplant and has lost 30kg since September.
New Zealander Bevan Docherty says he was snubbed by Lance Armstrong after beating the seven-time Tour de France winner into second place at the Panama half ironman on Sunday, Armstrong's first professional triathlon.
Captain Michael Clarke will miss Australia's next limited-overs international against Sri Lanka after injuring his right hamstring in the four-wicket loss to India on the weekend.
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0800: FOOTBALL GOSSIP
Hello. As usual, we start with three snippets from the gossip column.
Luis Suarez is heading for the Liverpool exit this summer despite the Uruguay striker, 25, apologising for his behaviour in the 2-1 defeat at Manchester United. ( Daily Mirror )
Manchester City midfielder Abdul Razak will join Brighton on loan once Yaya Toure returns from the Africa Cup of Nations. (the Sun )
Aston Villa will pay £2.5m for Rangers' Scotland international left-back Lee Wallace . ( Daily Mirror ).