Sportsday - Friday 12 October as it happened

World Cup qualifiers build-up, reaction to Justin Rose's World Golf Final triumph and the latest on Lance Armstrong.

12 October 2012 Last updated at 18:04

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  1. 1800: 

    That is it for another week of Sportsday Live. Keep up to date with all the latest from a busy night of World Cup qualifiers with our football team.

  2. 1759: 

    England's Ross Fisher overcomes an injury scare to move a step closer to a fifth European Tour title. Fisher, 31, slipped walking off the first tee when he resumed the Portugal Masters and feared he might have to withdraw.

    But after a physio was called for and strapping applied to his left foot, Fisher opted to battle on. "The physio told me I was not doing any damage by playing on. It was uncomfortable for a while, I was feeling it again at the end and I'm just very relieved to get through."

  3. 1756: 

    Fabio Capello's Russia beat Portugal 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier to go three points clear at the top of Group F. Northern Ireland, who are currently fourth in the table, visit Portugal on Tuesday.

    Russia have three wins out of three and are yet to concede a goal in qualifying.

  4. 1747: 

    Match of the Day's Gary Lineker on Twitter: "If I asked nicely, I wonder if Roy would give me 20 minutes tonight? Still might manage a couple of tap-ins against San Marino!"


    Crip Cooke on Twitter: "The England U21 squad named still far superior to San Marino's full strength side tonight."

    Sam Andrews on Twitter: "Bournemouth have had a terrible start to the season. So happy to see Howe back in Bournemouth."

    Nick Ball on Twitter: "I wish Eddie Howe all the best back at Bournemouth. He's a good manager, but he needed more backing from the board."

    Let us know what how you think about Eddie Howe's decision to leave Burnley to go back to Bournemouth - as well as predictions for England v San Marino - at #bbcsportsday

  6. 1730: 

    BBC Sport's Matt Slater on Twitter: "Press release says it's mutual but goes on to say Usada report makes it impossible for JB to carry on in charge."

  7. 1724: 

    RadioShack-Nissan statement regarding departure of Lance Armstrong's long-time manager Johan Bruyneel: "From this day on, Johan Bruyneel will no longer act in the position of general manager of cycling team RadioShack-Nissan.

    "The reasoned decision published by the USADA included a number of testimonies as a result of their investigation. In light of these testimonies, both parties feel it is necessary to make this decision since Johan Bruyneel can no longer direct the team in an efficient and comfortable way. His departure is desirable to ensure the serenity and cohesiveness within the team."

    Belgian Bruyneel was Armstrong's team manager when the Texan won his seven Tours from 1999-2005 as well as during his two Tour rides in 2009 and 2010 after his comeback from retirement.

  8. 1718: 

    Lance Armstrong's long-time team manager Johan Bruyneel leaves RadioShack-Nissan team.

  9. 1716:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveFOOTBALL

    So a choice of listening for you later on BBC Radio. Tonight's 5 live Sport with Mark Pougatch comes from Wembley and will build up to England-San Marino and Wales-Scotland. There will also be an update on the England U-21s against Serbia in the Euro 2013 play-off first-leg, a match you can hear live on sports extra from 1745 BST.

    England v San Marino is on 5 live, with Mike Ingham and Ian Dennis your commentators, special guest is former England manager Graham Taylor and summariser is Danny Mills. Wales-Scotland will follow the U-21s on sports extra with commentary from John Murray and summaries by Pat Nevin.

  10. 1714: 

    Scotland Under-21s lose 2-0 in their opening Marbella Cup match to the United States.

  11. 1706: 

    England's starting line-up to face Serbia in the European Championship under-21 play-off (1800 BST):

    Jack Butland, Adam Smith, Danny Rose, Jack Rodwell, Steven Caulker, Craig Dawson, Wilfried Zaha, Jordan Henderson, Marvin Sordell, Tom Ince, Raheem Sterling.

    Coverage: Full match commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Extra and BBC Radio Norfolk.

  12. 1659: 

    Liverpool's 17-year-old winger Raheem Sterling wins his first England Under-21 cap after being named in the side to face Serbia in the European Championship play-off at Carrow Road.

  13. 1654: 

    Emma Sanders on Twitter: "The Wales-Scotland game should be great tonight but I'm English so I'm supporting my team (even if it is far less exciting!)"

  14. 1653: 

    Tony Pawson, who was Kent's oldest surviving capped player has died at the age of 91 following a brief illness.

    Kent Cricket Honorary Curator, David Robertson said: "Tony Pawson enjoyed his cricket, and set out to make sure spectators shared that enjoyment. I have many happy boyhood memories of his batting and fielding at Canterbury. His running between the wickets, especially with Godfrey Evans as his partner, was always an eagerly awaited feature of the game."

  15. 1650: 

    A statement from Burnley's joint-chairmen John Banaszkiewicz and Mike Garlick following manager Eddie Howe's return to Bournemouth. "We are surprised and disappointed that Eddie is leaving a great club like Burnley so soon in the season. However, we understand that his decision reflects his personal circumstances rather than any matters at Burnley Football Club, be that supporters, the players or the board.

    "We wish Eddie well in his future career and thank him for the hard work he has done at Burnley over the past 20 months. Eddie's sudden departure will not deter us from our plans and we are confident that the team will rally round while we seek his replacement - a search that has already begun."

  16. 1646: 

    More thoughts on Eddie Howe leaving Burnley to take charge again at Bournemouth.

    Adam Heap on Twitter: "Let's have an even younger manager at Turf Moor and get Karl Robinson in please!"

    Phil Redfern on Twitter: "Eddie Howe going back isn't about club stature, he has such a history with the club, it's his hometown, it's understandable."

    Nick Ball on Twitter: I'd rather have Steve Kean at Turf Moor than Owen Coyle! No givesies backsies. I wish Eddie Howe all the best back at Bournemouth. He's a good manager, but he needed more backing from the board.

  17. 1640: 

    Alex Lowes topped the timesheets at the end of second free practice ahead of the weekend's final round of the British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch, recording one minute 26.264 seconds. Championship leader Shane Byrne was fastest heading into the final minute of the session but had to settle for second place, almost half-a-second adrift.

  18. 1635: 

    Jonny Meeson on Twitter: "Why do people reckon we'll struggle against San Marino, I reckon a top Conference team would put 5 past them."

  19. 1624: 

    Top seed Victoria Azarenka eases through to the semi-finals of the Linz Open with a 6-2 6-2 victory over Petra Martic of Croatia.

  20. 1605: 

    Felix Mulderigg on Twitter: "Coyle would be as welcome back at Burnley as Tevez back at United. I'm praying we're working class enough for Mick McCarthy."

    Dom Blampied on Twitter: "Cannot understand Eddie Howe to Bournemouth, seems like an odd move."

    Ed Hewings on Twitter: "Re: Howe and Coyle - its the old adage: Never go back. Just ask King Kenny."

  21. 1602: 

    Olympic champion Michael Jung of Germany leads the 112-strong field in the Boekelo CCI three-star competition in Holland, with Wiltshire-based New Zealander Andrew Nicholson just 4.4 penalties behind aboard Quimbo heading into tomorrow's cross-country phase.

    Britain's Piggy French and West Side are eighth on a dressage score of 42.2, and Pippa Funnell and Or Noir de la Loge stand two places behind on 43.2.

  22. 1558: 

    Warrington skipper Adrian Morley, who was vice-captain to Jamie Peacock in the England rugby league side, insists Kevin Sinfield is the right choice to lead the team following Peacock's international retirement.

    "I'm made up for Sinny," Morley said. "He is a great leader and is the perfect successor to Jamie. He is an exceptional professional and does everything to his maximum."

  23. 1551: 

    David Lindskog on Twitter: "Eddie Howe back to Bournemouth ... Owen Coyle back to Burnley?"

    Send in your thoughts via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  24. 1549: 

    Start times have been confirmed for the four-Test series between India and England starting on 15 November. The first, second and fourth Tests will begin at 09:30 local time, which is 0400 GMT. The third match in Kolkata starting on 5 December will start at 09:00, 03:30 GMT.

  25. 1542: 

    Burnley confirm that compensation has been agreed with Bournemouth for manager Eddie Howe to return to the Cherries.

  26. 1538: 

    Seems like Ashley Cole will have to wait a little longer for his 99th England cap. Leighton Baines is set to start at left-back against San Marino tonight, no word yet on whether Cole will be on the bench.

  27. 1533: 

    Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme says the 1999-2005 races should have no winner if the International Cycling Union decides to strip Lance Armstrong of his victories following the recent reports of doping offences.

    "It depicts an era and a system which are forever soiled. The best solution is to say that there should be no winner those years," he told Reuters.

  28. 1525: 

    Paul Tomkies on Twitter: "England will win tonight but it won't be as easy as everyone makes out. Can even see them nicking a goal with our defence."

  29. 1521: 

    Word is that England will include Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck alongside skipper Wayne Rooney against San Marino this evening.

  30. 1515:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraFOOTBALL

    At 17:45 BST on 5 live sports extra there is full live commentary on the Euro 2013 play-off first-leg between England U-21 and Serbia U-21, which kicks off at Norwich's Carrow Road at 18:00 BST. Alistair Bruce-Ball is your commentator with former West Ham striker Dean Ashton providing the summaries.

  31. 1510: 

    Thoughts from Andy Murray after his victory over Radek Stepanek to set up a semi-final with Roger Federer. "It was quite a scrappy first couple of sets, but obviously in the second set I managed to get a break and got a bit of momentum," he said.

    "I started going for my shots and dictated a majority of those at the end of the match. Obviously I needed to do that because he was playing with a lot of variety, making it hard. I was a little bit tentative on some shots. I allowed him to come forward."

  32. 1505:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveCRICKET

    Graeme Swann was also part of last night's 5 live October fest, and even brought his band with him! You can download the programme as a podcast now.

    Asked about the Kevin Pietersen saga he said: "The biggest shame for me was that it was going to be Strauss's last Test regardless. He is such an unbelievable servant to our game and such a brilliant captain and for him to then have his last match tarnished by the whole sorry affair is a great shame for me. He deserved a lot better than that in his last game."

  33. 1500: 

    A reminder that all four top seeds are through to the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters, the first time in the four-year history of the event that has happened. On Saturday Andy Murray, who came from a set down to beat Radek Stepanek, will play top seed and world number one Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic faces fourth seed Tomas Berdych.

  34. 1441: 

    Fifth seed Julia Goerges of Germany beats Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson 6-1 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Linz Open.

  35. 1435: 

    Nengi Edein on Twitter: "Sensing a first victory for the Welsh team..definitely the game to watch."

  36. 1433:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveCRICKET

    Thoughts from England cricketers James Anderson and Graeme Swann, who featured in last night's 5 live October fest in Sheffield, which you can download as a podcast.

    Asked about the possibility of Kevin Pietersen being back in the side for the tour of India Anderson said: "If he is there then brilliant. We want to get back to number one and we need our best players to do that. Kevin is one of our best. Hopefully we can draw a line under the whole episode and crack on with the tour.

  37. 1429: 

    Ruridh Allen on Twitter: "Cannot express how happy I am that both Fletchers are back for Scotland. Finally a little bit of quality in a lacklustre side."

    Colin Mathie on Twitter: "At least the English game will guarantee goals, I can't say the same about our game vs Wales."

  38. 1425:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveFOOTBALL

    A reminder that both matches are live on BBC Radio. England-San Marino is on 5 live with Mike Ingham, Ian Dennis, former England manager Graham Taylor and summariser Danny Mills the programme starting at 19:00 BST; Wales-Scotland is on 5 live sports extra from 19:45 BST with John Murray and summariser Pat Nevin.

  39. 1420: 

    Richard Daniels on Twitter: "As a Man United fan I am very happy to see Darren Fletcher back fit and playing football. As a Welshman, I am not."

    How many English people will choose to follow the rather more evenly matched Wales-Scotland encounter this evening? Send in your thoughts via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  40. 1415: 

    Former Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz, currently on loan from Manchester City to Malaga, says he has no intention of returning to the English game.

    "I do not see myself going back to the Premier League because my family are very settled here and I do not want to keep bringing my children back and forth," the 31-year-old told BBC World Service.

  41. 1409: 

    BBC London's Chris Slegg has been monitoring the situation at Barnet, where former Dutch international Edgar Davids has arrived as joint head coach, possibly in the near future to become player/joint head coach.

    "It's a different League," says Davids when asked if he's ready for life in League Two. You can say that again.

    "You can't compare me with anyone," says Davids when it's put to him that most footballers of his stature wouldn't come near League Two.

  42. 1400: 

    On this day in 1894, Everton and Liverpool played the first Merseyside derby. Everton won 3-0 at Goodison Park.


    Gemma Kelly: "Can we all not just be happy with an England win no matter how many we score. Just get the job done!"

    Gary Phillips: "England fans saying it will be a walkover, whether your playing the best or the worst, the players have to perform."

    Join the debate on #bbcsportsday

  44. 1351: 

    Darren Fletcher will start for Scotland and captain the side in Friday's World Cup qualifier against Wales.

    The Manchester United midfielder was out of action for 11 months with a chronic bowel complaint.

    The 28-year-old won the last of his 58 caps in a friendly against Cyprus in November 2011.

  45. 1347: 

    Neil Lennon says Celtic have lost 35 players to international duty this week.

    "It's right through the club now from Academy level all the way through to the first team," Lennon told the club website.

    "I think we have 35 involved throughout the club which is quite a remarkable stat really.

    "While I would never stop anyone going and representing their country, it can be a very concerning time for me personally, just knowing if the players are going to be OK."

  46. 1341: 

    Andy Murray on his 4-6 6-2 6-3 Shanghai Masters quarter-final win over Radek Stepanek: "I just managed to turn it around in time. I played very well, I thought, in the last 10, 15 minutes of the match."

    Murray will play either Roger Federer or Marin Cilic in the semi-final.

  47. 1336: 

    Scotland and Ireland begin their preparations for the 2013 World Cup this weekend when they kick off the European Cup.

    The teams meet in Edinburgh on Sunday. Both will also play England Knights at home.

  48. 1330: 

    Germany players will wear black armbands in their World Cup qualifier against Ireland on Friday in memory of former international Helmut Haller who died on Thursday.

    Haller, who gave Germany a 1-0 lead in the 1966 World Cup final that was won by England, won 33 caps and scored 13 goals. He was 73.


    Here are more of your #bbcsportsday comments -

    Jonny Kelly: "Re 1304: You really expect this England squad to score 14 in a match? They have managed only a few more than 14 this year."

    Patrick Donlon: "The big match tonight is in Dublin. Ireland's squad is and are in poor form since Euro's. Time to turn it around tonight!"

  50. 1321: 

    France hooker Eloi Pelissier signs a new two-year contract with Catalan Dragons

  51. 1317: 

    Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has praised Craig Gardner for the way he has adapted to the role of emergency full-back.

    The 25-year-old midfielder has filled in in that position as a result of injuries to first-choice defenders.

    O'Neill said: "He has done very, very well indeed, Craig. He is essentially a midfield player.

    "I probably didn't expect Phil Bardsley to be out for the length of time that he has been - he injured himself in the first three days of pre-season training."

  52. 1313: 

    Olympic champion Audley Harrison says even he will be unable to resurrect his career if he fails to defeat fellow British heavyweight David Price.

    The pair meet with Price's British and Commonwealth titles the prize.

    "I did just enough to win because I had that talent and chip on my shoulder to pull it out, but that ignorant guy doesn't exist anymore. This is my last chance saloon," said Harrison.

  53. 1304: 

    Four-time world time trialchampion Fabian Cancellara is considering leaving the RadioShack team after discovering team manager Johan Bruyneel's level of involvement in the US Anti-Doping Agency's (Usada) file on American cyclist Lance Armstrong.

    "Johan's name is cited 129 times in the report," Cancellara was quoted as saying by the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws

    "I don't know if I can still work with Johan. We'll see what happens next. I want to know what happened."


    It's football o'clock on #bbcsportsday -

    Mr Writerman: "Jermaine Pennant? Now that really is the definition of an 'emergency signing'."

    Joseph Smith: "Levein is going to run out of teams that we dont have to beat, very quickly."

    Sean Michael Hackett: "England's biggest ever victory was against Ireland in 1882. (13-0) can we beat it tonight against San Marino?"

  55. 1252: 

    Cristiano Ronaldo is "the best in the universe" says his Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, who also says it would be a "crime" if Barcelona forward Lionel Messi beat his player to the 2012 Ballon d'Or.

    Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova said Messi, who has won the award three years in succession, is "the best [player][ in the world by a long way".

    "When someone with the same responsibility as me comes out and says: 'Mine is the best on the planet' then I have to say: mine was not born in Madeira, he was born on Mars; he is not from planet Earth, he is the best in the universe," Mourinho told Portuguese daily A Bola.

    "If Messi is the best on the planet, Ronaldo is the best in the universe. It would be a crime if Ronaldo did not win the Ballon d'Or."

  56. 1243: 

    BBC Radio 5 live football reporter Juliette Ferrington: "Jermaine Pennant has joined Wolves on a three-month emergency loan deal."

    What do you think of that news? Post your thoughts on #bbcsportsday

  57. 1240: 

    Kimi Raikkonen says he does not care about his lack of pace in Korean Grand Prix practice and fully expects Lotus to take a big step forward as the weekend progresses.

    The Finn could only manage 11th and 10th fastest times, and was a second adrift of Sebastian Vettel's pacesetting Red Bull in the afternoon session.

  58. 1236: 

    BBC Radio 5 live golf correspondent Iain Carter: "Rose winner of fine event. Won't be played in Turkey next year but model may be taken elsewhere."

  59. 1230: 

    Promoter Eddie Hearn says talks have begun over a possible fight between Britons Kell Brook and Amir Khan.

    The unbeaten Sheffield welterweight Brook faces an IBF welterweight world title eliminator on Saturday 20 October 20 against Argentine Hector Saldivia, with Randall Bailey defending the title against Devon Alexander in New York on the same night.

    Khan returns to action on 15 December against Carlos Molina in Los Angeles after defeat by Danny Garcia in July.

    "I spoke with Khan's team a month or so ago and again after their appearance on Ringside [Sky programme], it's certainly a fight that can be made," said Hearn.

  60. 1225: 

    International Cycling Union (UCI) lawyers will determine the world governing body's response to accusations that American cyclist Lance Armstrong was at the centre of a doping conspiracy, according to UCI president Pat McQuaid.

  61. 1218: 

    Marussia's French Formula One rookie Charles Pic will collect a 10 place grid penalty for Sunday's Korean Grand Prix for exceeding his engine allocation for the season.

    Pic has not qualified higher than 19th on the 24 car grid so far this season.


    Here are more of your #bbcsportsday thoughts on the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers -

    Jim McKerchar: "Scotland to win 2-1 in Cardiff tonight. Big match for both teams tonight."

    Ray Bentley: "People saying San Marino will win 1-0 shouldn't be allowed out of the house. Ridiculous statement!

  63. 1206: 

    Englishman Justin Rose on winning the World Golf Final: "My golf is just so consistent at the moment and the main thing is that I just don't have any skeletons in the closet, and I don't have that loose shot that is plaguing me all the time.

    "So all aspects of my game can pull through for me at different times and I feel as though I've got something every day to lean on."

  64. 1200: 

    Spanish soccer fans might miss the national team's World Cup 2014 qualifier away to Belarus on Friday as no television broadcaster has agreed to pay the price set by rights holders Sportfive to show the match in country.

    "It worries me that people in Spain might not be able to see the match and follow their national team and it would leave a bad taste," said Spain coach Vicente del Bosque.

  65. 1154: 

    Are football fans surprised Craig Levein is still the Scotland manager? Scotland took two points from their games against Serbia and Macedonia at Hampden. They play Wales later at the Cardiff City Stadium. - a change in fortunes for the Scots?

    Have your say at #bbcsportsday.


    Matt Warne on #bbcsportsday: "Am i the only person in the world who thinks San Marino will win 1-0?! England are poor and it's time we took a beating!"

  67. 1146: 

    AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi is considering selling a 30 per cent stake in the club to the Qatar Investment Authority, according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

    The deal could be worth 250m euros (£202m).

  68. 1138: 

    The police watchdog and director of public prosecutions are to launch investigations into possible crimes committed in the wake of the Hillsborough tragedy, it has been announced. Further details can be found on the BBC News website.

  69. 1136: 

    Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli will miss Italy's World Cup qualifier with Armenia after failing to recover from the flu, Italy's football association announces.


    Your predictions have been coming in for Friday's World Cup qualifier between England and San Marino at Wembley - some kind to England, some not so. Join in the debate on #bbcsportsday.

    Simon Aindow: "When was last time we were hoping to win 10nil? A few years ago. Seem to remember we won 3 nil and took an hour to score. Away?"

    Zackary White: "1-0 San Marino is on the cards, we will be caught out with over confidence!"

  71. 1126: 

    Defending champion Andy Murray reaches the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters with a 4-6 6-2 6-3 win over Radek Stepanek.

  72. 1124: 

    Andy Murray breaks Radek Stepanek to go 5-3 up in the final set of their quarter-final match at the Shanghai Masters. The Scot is serving for the match.


    It seems football and golf are on your minds this Friday - here are some of your thoughts from #bbcsportsday

    Simon Burt: "Great to see two Englishmen go at it hammer and tongs at World Golf Final. Rose for a Major next year on this form."

    George Baggaley: "Respect to Edgar Davids! Too many pros 'retire at the top'. Dropping down in their latter years is great for the game."

  74. 1114: 

    QPR boss Mark Hughes has the full support of the dressing room, says defender Clint Hill.

    The top flight's basement side have yet to win in the league this season.

    "Everybody on the inside is pulling in the same direction and trying to get the result we need," he told the Fulham Chronicle.

    "The gaffer's confident he can turn things around - he wouldn't be here if he wasn't. He's still got the full support of all the boys. We're fully behind him and the staff."

  75. 1112: 

    Andy Murray breaks back in his Shanghai Masters quarter-final match against Radek Stepanek. It is now 2-2 - going on serve.

  76. 1110: 

    The owners of Indian Premier League team Deccan Chargers announce they have agreed to sell the franchise to a real estate company.

  77. 1105: 

    Olympic and US Open champion Andy Murray has been broken by Radek Stepanek in the third game of the final set of their Shanghai Masters quarter-final. It is 2-1 to Stepanek, who is now serving.

  78. 1059: 

    Experienced left-arm spinner Gary Keedy leaves Lancashire for Surrey. The 37-year-old who took more than 800 wickets for Lancashire in just over 400 appearances, has signed a two-year deal.

  79. 1051: 

    John Thornton on Twitter: "Do I have to join a long queue of people before I can crack the "Worst international team in history versus San Marino" joke?"

    James Buckley on Twitter: "England will have to win by at least 13 goals to break their record score (13 - 0 v Ireland 1882)."

    Dave on Twitter: "Goal difference might matter in this group and every1 will beat SM, so score could be important."

  80. 1048: 

    Gloucester flanker Andy Hazell claims he was sent off after reacting to provocation in Thursday's Amlin Challenge Cup victory over French side Mont-de-Marsan. Hazell was sent off for punching an opponent. He tweeted this morning: "Never had a red in 12 years, extremely embarrassed by my actions. It was the third time someone tried to severely injury (sic) me, and I reacted."

  81. 1044: 

    Andy Murray wraps up the second set of his quarter-final match against Radek Stepanek at the Shanghai Masters. The Brit takes the set 6-2 to level the best-of-three set clash.

  82. 1042: 

    Spain's Dani Pedrosa gets his weekend off to the perfect start by recording the fastest time in practice ahead of the Japanese MotoGP. Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo was second quickest. He leads Pedrosa by 33 points with four races remaining.

  83. 1039: 

    Want to know how Lance Armstrong's US Postal team 'got away with doping'? Armstrong's former team-mate, Tyler Hamilton, who failed several drugs tests himself, says it was easy to beat the testers.

  84. 1031: 

    British track cyclists Becky James and Jess Varnish win gold in the women's team sprint on the opening day of the Track Cycling World Cup in Colombia.

  85. 1028: 

    Andy Murray reveals he has been working with a sports psychologist to aid his focus since the beginning of this year at the recommendation of his coach Ivan Lendl. It seems to have paid dividends with a first Grand Slam title and the Olympic singles gold medal in the bag. Over in China, Murray is leading Radek Stepanek 5-2 in the second set after breaking his Czech opponent in the sixth game. Stepanek leads the quarter-final by one set to love.

  86. 1023: 

    New Wales captain Ashley Williams says his players' main motivation for beating Scotland on Friday will be under-pressure manager Chris Coleman. The Swansea defender believes the Wales team "let him down" in the 6-1 defeat by Serbia.

  87. 1020: 

    The coach of China's Guangzhou Evergrande, Marcello Lippi denies that he contacted Shanghai Shenhua striker Didier Drogba via his agent regarding a possible transfer. Earlier, the Shanghai club's boss Zhu Jun hinted that Lippi contacted the former Chelsea player but the Italian responded, "I have no clue where the report came from." Drogba joined Shanghai Shenhua this summer on a two year contract, and his time has been shadowed by a financial row among Shenhua's shareholders. Report from BBC Chinese.

  88. 1018: 

    At the beginning of Bobby Williamson's reign as Uganda manager, the Scot asked his employers if they could record previous matches of upcoming opposition in order to study their tactics. He was told by the Ugandan FA that it would not be possible because they did not own any VHS video recorders or tapes, let alone DVD players. BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan speaks to Williamson about his hopes of leading the Cranes to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1978.

  89. 1012: 

    The second set of Andy Murray's Shanghai Masters quarter-final match with Radek Stepanek is going with serve and is 2-2 after four games. Stepanek won the first set 6-4.

  90. 1011: 

    Lee Westwood hits his approach to the final hole to five feet and rolls in the birdie putt to put the pressure on Justin Rose who is left with a three-foot putt to win the inaugural World Golf Final in Turkey. And the Englishman, who missed a similar putt on the 16th, makes no mistake. Rose finishes on five under par, one ahead of Westwood's four under.

  91. 1004: 

    Andy Ferrari-Bradley on Twitter: "Got to fancy Fletcher to score on his return to the Scottish line up - why not both Fletchers actually 2-1 Scotland."

    Sam Peck on Twitter: "Tonight is just about getting the result, whether it be 1-0, 3-0 or 10-0. Poland away on Tuesday is the more important game."

    Ebelli on Twitter: "England to cruise to victory. Will watch Scotland vs Wales though...will be more of a contest."

  92. 1000: 

    Epsom Derby winner Camelot is recovering well after colic surgery in Ireland on Thursday night, say owners the Coolmore Stud. A spokesman said: "Camelot's surgery went well and he is doing great. The veterinary team are delighted with his progress to date."

  93. 0958: 

    Lee Westwood birdies the par-five 16th in the final of the World Golf Final to move to three under par and within one shot of Justin Rose who can only manage a par. However, Rose knocks in a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th to move to five under and restore his two-shot lead as Westwood takes two from half that distance. One hole to play.

  94. 0952: 

    Austria's Marco Haller, who rides for Katusha, wins stage four of the Tour of Beijing, beating Alessandro Petacchi and Elia Viviani in a sprint finish. Germany's Omega Pharma-QuickStep rider Tony Martin continues to lead the overall standings, 40 seconds clear of Francesco Gavazzi and 50 ahead of Ireland's Dan Martin.

  95. 0950: 

    Britain's Andy Murray loses the first set of his Shanghai Masters quarter-final against Radek Stepanek. The break in the fifth game proved the crucial one as the Czech took it 6-4. Murray, who is chasing a third successive title in the event, failed to create a single break point on the Stepanek serve.

  96. 0943: 

    Simon Aindow on Twitter: "10 nil England. Come on let's go for it and create records."

    Jonny on Twitter: "Want to see England express themselves tonight, keep the ball moving and get the confidence back in our play. 6-0."

    Rob on Twitter: "Why say Wales v Scotland is more important than England v SM? Neither Wales or Scotland have a chance of qualification."

  97. 0935: 

    Over in Turkey at the final of the World Golf Final in Turkey, Justin Rose retains his two-shot lead over Lee Westwood after both players par the 15th to stay at four and two under respectively.

  98. 0931: 

    Radek Stepanek breaks Andy Murray in the fifth game of the first set of their quarter-final match at the Shanghai Masters. The Czech player then holds to love to open a 4-2 lead.

  99. 0929: 

    Wales captain Sam Warburton tells BBC Radio 5 live that he "would love" to captain the British & Irish Lions on their tour of Australia next year. However, he added: It's probably one of the most hotly contested positions in the back row this season. There are still 25-30 games to go until selection - the Six Nations will be the real shop window for the Lions tour."

  100. 0924: 

    Roque Santa Cruz tells BBC's World Service that he does not intend to return to Manchester City when his loan deal with Spanish club Malaga expires at the end of the season. The 31-year-old Paraguayan striker says he is settled in Spain but may consider a return to his native South America.

  101. 0919: 

    Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield is England's new rugby league skipper. The loose forward, who can play in a variety of positions, succeeds team-mate Jamie Peacock after his retirement from the international game this summer.

  102. 0915: 

    Britain's Andy Murray wins the first game of his Shanghai Masters quarter-final match against Radek Stepanek however, his Czech opponent comfortably holds serve to level at 1-1.

  103. 0913: 

    England take on San Marino at Wembley this evening in their third World Cup qualifier for the 2014 tournament in Brazil. A home win seems about as certain as is possible in football but what will constitute a good result? Is it more about the performance, or all about scoring a hatful of goals?

    More importantly in the grand scheme of World Cup qualification, Wales host Scotland at the Cardiff City Stadium knowing they need to win to get their campaign started. A defeat for the Scots would dent their own ambitions. How do you see the game going? Tweet us via #bbcsportsday

  104. 0902: 

    Justin Rose is two shots clear of Lee Westwood after 12 holes in the final of the World Golf Final. Westwood rolled in a five-foot putt for par on the 12th to stay two under with Rose leading on four under.

  105. 0857: 

    Number one seed Samantha Stosur of Australia will play Laura Robson's conqueror Chang Kai-chen in the semi-finals of the Japan Open. Stosur beat Jamie Hampton of the United States 6-2 6-4.

  106. 0852: 

    Huddersfield's Stuart Fielden on Twitter: "I have signed for 2 years at the giants. Very happy to be at such a ambitious club with big plans. Can't wait to get training with the lads. It's also great to team back up with the old bulls Baloo and @RHunterPaul."

  107. 0849: 

    Tomas Berdych has beaten Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-final of the Shanghai Masters. The Czech fourth seed won 6-3 7-6 (7-4) in a little more than 90 minutes. Next up is Andy Murray v Radek Stepanek and we will have regular updates.

  108. 0843: 

    Former Great Britain prop Stuart Fielden joins Huddersfield following his release from Wigan. The 33-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Giants, where he will link up with head coach Paul Anderson, his old Bradford team-mate.

  109. 0835: 

    England captain Wayne Rooney insists there will never be a repeat of the "stupid" behaviour that limited his Euro 2012 campaign. The 26-year-old missed England's opening two games in the summer after being sent off in the 2-2 qualifying draw in Podgorica a year ago. And in his latest blog, BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty suggests it is time for Rooney to rise to greatness.

  110. 0831: 

    Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins says he is "shocked at the scale of the evidence" against disgraced former champion Lance Armstrong but the British rider is adamant the sport must look to the future.

  111. 0825: 

    Arguably the most surprising story of the day - Dutch legend Edgar Davids joins Barnet as joint head coach with a view to resuming his playing career. The 39-year-old tweeted he was happy to be joining his "local football club".

  112. 0822: 

    The final of the World Golf Final in Turkey between Englishmen Lee Westwood and Justin Rose is close. After nine holes, Westwood is on two under, while Rose is leading by one on three under.

  113. 0820: 

    A little bit of football news you may have missed from Thursday evening. Liverpool are down to one recognised striker, in Luis Suarez, after Fabio Borini broke a bone in his foot while on international duty with Italy.

  114. 0816: 

    Sebastian Vettel heads Mark Webber in a Red Bull one-two ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso after second practice McLaren's Jenson Button is fourth, with his team-mate Lewis Hamilton eighth.

  115. 0812: 

    Britain's Heather Watson is into the last four of the Japan Open after beating Pauline Parmentier of France 7-5 6-3. The 20-year-old will play Japan's Misaki Doe. However, her eighth seed Laura Robson lost 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-4) Chang Kai-chen of Taipei.

    Andy Murray's quarter-final match against Radek Stepanek in the Shanghai Masters is due to get under way shortly - we will have updates once the players are on court.

  116. 0808: 

    Before we get into the live action though, here's the top stories from Friday's football gossip column.

    Major League Soccer boss Dan Garber says Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 34, would be a welcome addition to the MLS if he wanted to follow in David Beckham's footsteps by ending his career in the United States. (Daily Mirror)

    Tottenham are ready to battle Italians Inter Milan for £7.5m-rated Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Patrick Herrmann, 21. (the Sun)

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is looking to bolster his forward line by making a move for Galatasaray's 27-year-old striker Burak Yilmaz, reportedly also a target for West Ham and Tottenham. (talkSPORT)

  117. 0800: 

    Hello and welcome to Friday's Sportsday Live.

    Coming up this morning, we will have updates from the final of the inaugural World Golf Final in Turkey between Englishmen Lee Westwood and Justin Rose.

    Andy Murray, bidding for a third straight Shanghai Masters title, takes on Radek Stepanek in the quarter-finals - the match is due to get under way soon after 08:00.

    We will also have all the build-up to tonight's World Cup qualifiers with England hosting San Marino at Wembley, while Wales take on Scotland.

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