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Sachin Tendulkar's last Test, England, Scotland & Northern Ireland friendlies, Ashes, golf's World Tour Champs, F1.

15 November 2013 Last updated at 08:06

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  1. 0800: 
    India batsman Sachin Tendulkar

    Good morning and welcome to a packed Friday's Sportsday where we will bring you all the latest from Mumbai where Sachin Tendulkar is playing the final Test of his wonderful career. We will reflect on England's performance as they countdown to the first Ashes Test next week while we'll countdown to the international friendlies featuring England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland later.

    We will be looking ahead to an action-packed weekend of sporting action, which includes England versus New Zealand at Twickenham. And after Stuart Lancaster labelled the All Blacks as the most dominant team in international sport, we want to know who you think is the best team in world sport.

  2. 0805: 

    Have we seen the final innings of Sachin Tendulkar's record-breaking career? The 40-year-old India batting legend is dismissed for 74 in the second Test against West Indies.

    Tendulkar seemed on course for his 101st international century as he built on his overnight score of 38 not out but there was stunned silence inside the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai when he edged Narsingh Deonarine to first slip where Darren Sammy took a sharp catch. Tendulkar, 40, will retire following the game - his 200th Test match.

    India have moved to 374-6 in replay to West Indies first innings total of 182. And with the tourists already trailing by 192 runs, questions are already being asked as to whether Tendulkar will bat again.

  3. 0811: 
    England batsman Joe Root

    Joe Root hits a classy 75 to put England into a good position on the third day of their final Ashes warm-up match against an Invitational XI. Root shares in a stand of 106 with Jonny Bairstow (48) as England were bowled out for 418 - a lead of 114.

    Opener Aaron Finch blasted 59 for the hosts but Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn and Boyd Rankin all took a wicket each as England fought back. The Invitational XI closed on 153-4 for a lead of just 39 runs.

  4. 0825: 

    Three transfer stories from Friday's national newspapers that are make the Gossip column:

    Barcelona are ready to rekindle their interest in Manchester City's Sergio Aguero after being encouraged to pursue the 25-year-old striker by Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi. Full story: Daily Express

    Borussia Dortmund want Atletico Madrid striker and Liverpool target Diego Costa, 25, to replace Robert Lewandowski, who is widely expected to leave the club at the end of the season. Full story: Daily Mail

    Manchester United are scouting 19-year-old Sporting Lisbon winger Carolos Mane, who has a £1m buy-out clause in his contract. Full story: Daily Mirror

  5. 0828:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport's chief football writerFOOTBALL

    Wigan's Callum McManaman might be feeling bright this morning. Received a namecheck from England manager Roy Hodgson yesterday - clearly an admirer.

  6. 0833: 
    Wigan Athletic striker Callum McManaman

    England manager Roy Hodgson says the race for his World Cup squad is so open that even Wigan midfielder Callum McManaman has an outside chance of making the plane to Brazil.

    Hodgson says: "I can't honestly say I've got 18 names stamped with five more to come. There is a lot that can happen between now and May. We've got a few on the fringes who we look at, like Callum McManaman.

    "We were talking about him the other day. He was flying for Wigan at the end of last season and then he got that unfortunate injury, so he's one we'll have a look at. We have been following his progress. I would be lying if I didn't say he has a lot to do [to make the World Cup squad], but it is certainly not impossible."

  7. 0843: 

    India lose Ravichandran Ashwin for 30 but move to 413-7 at tea on the second day of the second Test against West Indies, a lead of 231 runs. The chances of seeing Sachin Tendulkar bat again are receding by the hour.


    So England head coach Stuart Lancaster says world champions New Zealand are the most dominant team in international sport ahead of Saturday's autumn international at Twickenham. Lancaster adds: "New Zealand have become probably the most successful team in world sport."

    Is he right? Who is or were the most dominant team in world sport? Spain's World Cup and European Championship winning football side has got to be up there along with the Brazil teams from the past. What about the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team?

    Let us know who you think is the most dominant team in international sport. Tweet #bbcsportsday or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  9. 0903:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveRUGBY UNION

    Former New Zealand player Zinzan Brooke says Saturday's autumn international against England is not about revenge after losing 38-21 last year.

    He adds: "I think it's another game and an opportunity for the All Blacks to level the playing field, so it's about making sure they keep their composure and do what they have to do.

    "Every now and again, you're going to trip up, so it was just one of those games, but certainly I didn't pick that and certainly a lot of players and supporters didn't think that was going to happen, but you have to complement what England did."

  10. 0913: 

    Wayne Rooney is desperate to join the exclusive list of England players to have played for their country 100 times. Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard will receive his 100th cap ahead of Friday's international against Chile on what is his 103rd appearance.

    Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole have also reached three figures recently and Manchester United Rooney, who has 86 England caps, says: "It's great that we've had so many, the likes of Steven, Frank, Ashley who have all got 100 caps, then I'm not too far behind.

    "I'm proud to play for my country and we are always here and always want to do well. We want to try and do what no team has done since 1966 and win a major trophy, that's the aim for us all and that's what we hope we can do."

  11. 0918: 

    Former Liverpool and England goalkeeper Ray Clemence, who stepped down from his role with the Football Association last month, is in remission from cancer after being diagnosed with the disease for a second time.

    In an interview in the Daily Mail, Clemence, 65, says: "It was a shock. Chemotherapy is so hard. You feel ill everywhere. At the start of this year I'd lost most of my hair and felt dreadful. I'd put on that weight too. But I like to think it helps that I've been a goalkeeper. You have to be strong to come through the difficult times as a goalkeeper and that's the way I'm approaching this.

    "I was right in the middle of the woods but now I'm on the outside of the woods. I'm not out completely yet. I'm in remission and the tumour, the last time they looked, had reduced by 50%." Clemence was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2005.


    Who is the most dominant team in world sport? England rugby union head coach Stuart Lancaster says it is world champions New Zealand? Do you agree? Tweet #bbcsportsday or post a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Oliver Viney: For dominance you would have to say the Jamaican sprint relay teams are up there.

    Leon Mark Walters: As much as it pains me to say it, Sir Alex's Man Utd team were one of the most dominant teams the English game has ever seen.

    Yuones Laghzali: Over the last 10 years or so, it's been the Kilkenny hurling team.

  13. 0939: 
    Paul Stirling

    Ireland's opening match of the World Twenty20 qualifying tournament ends in a 32-run victory over Namibia in the United Arab Emirates.

    Paul Stirling made 52 as Ireland posted 166-5 off their 20 overs, before restricting their opponents to 134-7. Ireland are one of 16 teams in the qualifying tournament with six nations advancing into the main World T20 competition, which is due to be held in Bangladesh in March.

    Phil Simmons's Ireland side play Canada in their next match on Saturday.


    Who is the most dominant team in world sport? Tweet #bbcsportsday or post a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Jim Hearson: Red Bull Racing.

    Michael West: Has to be the GB cycling team for me. Year after year keep finding a brand new star and have a genius at the helm.

    Timmy Barragher: Maybe the 7s team, but not the All Blacks XV, only won 2 out of 8 Rugby World Cups.

  15. 0950: 

    Six cities, including former summer Games hosts Beijing and Stockholm, launch bids to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, say the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

    Oslo in Norway, which hosted the 1952 Winter Olympics, is one of the contenders as is Krakow in Poland, Almaty in Kazakhstan and Lviv in Ukraine.

    IOC President Thomas Bach says: "These cities and their supporters clearly understand the benefits that hosting the Games can have and the long-lasting legacy that a Games can bring to a region."

  16. 0957: 

    India move to 458-9 against West Indies in Sachin Tendulkar's final Test, a first innings lead of 276 on day two of the second Test in Mumbai.

  17. 1008: 

    Scotland fall to an 18-run defeat against Bermuda in their first match in the World Twenty20 qualifying tournament in the United Arab Emirates.

    Bermuda posted 149-7 and Scotland made a woeful start to their reply, with opening batsman Calum MacLeod run out without even facing a delivery.

    Scotland, who play Afghanistan on Saturday, recovered to 109-3 but a spectacular collapse saw them bowled out for 131.

    Six out of 16 nations will qualify for next year's main World Twenty20 competition, due to be held in Bangladesh.

  18. 1013:  
    Ben Smith, BBC Sport in MonacoATHLETICS

    Cardiff has just been awarded the right to stage the 2016 World Half-Marathon Championships.

    The organisers are here in Monaco, sporting wide smiles, and have just told a news conference that they want to intend to sign up 20,016 fun runners behind the elite race.

    It will be the first major IAAF that Wales has ever hosted. "It is a landmark moment for Wales and for the city of Cardiff," a spokesman said. The race will be run on the existing Cardiff half-marathon course.

    Mo Farah

    The officials from Cardiff say their dream is that World and Olympic 10,000m champion, Mo Farah, will run the event as a "tune-up" for the Olympic marathon in Rio later in the year.

  19. 1019: 

    Wakefield Trinity Wildcats half-back Matty Wildie signs a new one-year deal with the club. The 23-year-old has made 28 Super League appearances so far for Richard Agar's side.

    Wildie tells BBC Radio Leeds: "I'm really happy because this is something I really wanted to get sorted. I thought I proved myself last season, but it was difficult to get a run in the side with Paul Aiton playing so well."


    England rugby union head coach Stuart Lancaster says world champions New Zealand are the most dominant team in world sport. A lot of you disagree. Tweet us your thoughts #bbcsportsday or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Oluwafemi Sangotola: I think it is the USA men's basketball team.

    Daniel Rees: Most dominant team is surely Kenya men's 3000m steeplechase team? All Olympic golds since 84. NZ only won 2 RWCs.

    Gareth Hockin: I think Britain's women's team pursuit team will have something to say about that.

  21. 1030: 

    Rohit Sharma becomes the second Indian player to make a century in the first innings of their Test match against West Indies in Mumbai. Sharma is on 105 not out after Cheteshwar Pujara made 113 with India on 487-9, a first-innings lead of 297 runs.

    However, the man the whole crowd wanted to see reach three figures, Sachin Tendulkar, who is playing in his final Test match, was dismissed earlier today for 74.

  22. 1035:  
    Ben Smith, BBC Sport in MonacoATHLETICS
    Daley Thompson

    Daley Thompson is one of 12 athletes who will be inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame on Saturday. The double Olympic decathlon champion, who won gold in 1980 and 1984, will be formally added to the existing 24 members at a ceremony in Monaco.

    Athletes must have won at least two Olympic or world titles and have held one world record to be considered, although athletes who are adjudged to have had an "extraordinary impact" on the sport can also be nominated.

    Thompson will be inducted alongside the likes of Marie-Jose Perec, the French 200m and 400m runner, Grete Waitz and Parry O'Brien.

  23. 1037: 

    India are bowled out for 495, a lead of 313 against West Indies in Mumbai.

  24. 1047: 

    Former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio hits back at Martin O'Neill after the newly-appointed Republic of Ireland boss criticised the Italian's time in charge of the Black Cats. O'Neill, who was sacked by Sunderland in March and replaced by Di Canio, called the Italian a 'managerial charlatan' last week.

    But Di Canio, speaking on Sky Sports News, says: "I don't know if he knows the meaning of this word charlatan. I respect the opinion of manager Martin O'Neill but the fact that he spoke after six months, not straight away, that proves what kind of level he is. He is not very big.

    "A charlatan is a manager who spends £40m to be a top 10 club and then sees the club sink into the relegation zone."

  25. 1053: 
    Jill Scott

    Manchester City Ladies FC sign England midfielder Jill Scott on a two-year deal. The 26-year-old moves from Everton Ladies and will join Manchester City for their first season competing in the FA Women's Super League.

    "I'm really excited," she says. "For me, it's a chance for a fresh start with a new challenge. It's fantastic to be here.

    "What attracted me most is the whole professionalism of the club - the fact they train frequently - and the facilities. I feel like the club have a plan to make themselves one of the best teams in the league eventually."

  26. 1055: 

    England wicket-keeper Matt Prior says he is back training in the nets and hopeful of a quick return to action after suffering a calf injury. Prior, 31, is a doubt for the first Ashes Test in Australia, which begins on 21 November.

    "Rehab on the injury is going well and it's improving every day," Prior tells a live webchat on the Daily Telegraph website. "I was even allowed to leave the trusty ice machine to hit some balls in the nets today. Signs are good so fingers well and truly crossed."

  27. 1102: 

    A new set of rules is approved in the battle against doping in competitive sport, including an automatic four-year ban for drug cheats. The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) approved the tougher measures during a meeting in Johannesburg.

    Any athlete found guilty of a serious offence such as the use of blood boosters or steroids will now miss at least one Olympic Games. All countries will be expected to comply with the regulations, which come into force in January 2015.

  28. 1109: 

    Lewis Hamilton ahead of the United States Grand Prix on Sunday: "They say that F1 has struggled to attract interest in America, but I don't think that's true. We go to some countries and people just don't care about it. That's not the case here at all.

    "People here are crazy about their sports and I think they feel that if there is a big sporting event coming to a city near them. There are a lot of F1 fans here; it's just that it has not yet made a massive impact on the population at large.

    "Hopefully, this race will be the springboard for more races in the States. How cool would it be to have one race in Texas, another New York and another in LA or Vegas? It would be incredible. America is a big enough country to justify that."

    You can read more of Hamilton's thoughts in his latest BBC Sport column. First practice for the US Grand Prix is 1505 GMT and there is coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, plus live text commentary online. Second practice, 18:55 GMT online only audio commentary, plus live text commentary online.

  29. 1113: 

    Manchester United manager David Moyes is set to add the Premier League's head of elite performance John Murtough to the staff at Old Trafford, Press Association Sport is reporting.

    Murtough was in charge of the academy at Everton when Moyes was manager, but United sources say he would not be taking over from Brian McClair, who currently heads the academy set-up. Instead, Murtough has been earmarked for a role working across a number of different areas at Old Trafford.

  30. 1117: 

    Lord Sebastian Coe says the World Anti-Doping Agency is risking the reputation of some of the world's best athletes by not enforcing rigorous anti-doping regimes in Kenya and Jamaica.

    Six Jamaican athletes tested positive this year while 17 Kenyan athletes have been suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs since January 2012.

    Coe adds: "Jamaica and Kenya are two powerhouses of track and field and we must make sure those athletes are in a system that protects the reputation of those who choose to do it cleanly."


    Who is the most dominant team in world sport? Tweet #bbcsportsday or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Fire In Your Belly: The world's most dominant sports team? Toss up between the All Blacks & the Australian rugby league squad.

    Spain win the World Cup

    Tanzim: Has to be Spain. Dominated international football from 2008 onwards and are constantly producing talented players.

    James Burfoot: Jamaican 4x100m relay team.

  32. 1126: 

    It is looking like Sachin Tendulkar has played the last Test innings of his career.

    West Indies lose their second wicket of their second innings as Tino Best is trapped lbw by Pragyan Ojha to leave them on 28-2, needing to score a further 285 runs to make India bat again.

    Earlier today, Tendulkar missed out on a century as he was dismissed for 74.

  33. 1128: 

    Manchester United refuse to comment on reports that they want to agree a new deal with England forward Wayne Rooney in the next few weeks. Rooney, whose future at United looked in doubt over the summer, has been in excellent form this season and has just under two years to run on his current contract.

  34. 1130: 

    Gloucestershire fail to re-sign bowler Jon Lewis because of budget restrictions, says director of cricket John Bracewell. Lewis spent 17 years at Gloucestershire before leaving to join Surrey in 2011.

    The 38-year-old was released in the summer and, despite Gloucestershire's attempts to bring him back to Bristol, he has now signed for Sussex. "Quite simply, the club couldn't afford Jon Lewis," Bracewell told the club's official website.

  35. 1134: 

    The World Anti Doping Agency holds a disciplinary commission hearing regarding the testing laboratory in Moscow. It is understood there are serious concerns about its testing procedures and that the facility could have it's Wada accreditation suspended.

    This could mean that the Moscow laboratory may not be able to test during next year's Sochi Winter Olympics. The news comes after the Rio laboratory was stripped of its Wada accreditation ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

    Australia celebrate

    Jason Squire: Most dominant sports teams include 90's Australia cricket team. USA basketball team & from now on any Chinese team in any event at the Olympics.

    Lewis Dakers: How can it not be the Spanish football team? World Cups, European Championships and they play with flair.

    John Gray: The most dominant team in sport has to be Arsenal Ladies. Only after 10-15 years of dominance are others even getting close.

  37. 1142: 

    West Indies lose their third wicket in the second innings of their Test match against India in Mumbai.

    Darren Bravo is caught by Murali Vijay off of Ravichandran Ashwin's bowling to leave West Indies on 43-3 at the close of play on day two.

    The visitors need to score another 270 runs to make India bat again after they were bowled out for 495 earlier today.

    Sachin Tendulkar scored 74 in what could prove to be the last Test match innings of his career.

  38. 1157: 

    Rock star Robert Plant pays £900 to play for his beloved Wolverhampton Wanderers. The 65-year-old Led Zeppelin front man successfully made the bid during Jody Craddock's testimonial dinner which raised £8,000.

    Former Wolves manager Mick McCarthy was among the 280 guests, with money raised going to the Birmingham Children's Hospital, where Jody's son Toby has been treated for leukaemia.

    Defender Craddock, 38, played in the Premier League for Wolves. His testimonial match will take place in 2014, a game which Plant will now be able to take part in after his successful bid.

  39. 1207: 

    Today's #QSTeaser from @QofS_Official: England last played Chile in February 98, but who were the three players in the squad with four-letter surnames?

    The answers will be revealed later today.

  40. 1207:  
    David Bond, BBC SportDOPING IN SPORT

    Dick Pound, the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), tells the BBC that an investigation into the Moscow laboratory [see 1134] has concluded that it should have its accreditation suspended because it is not "sufficiently reliable."

    "The disciplinary commission has made a recommendation to John Fahey as chair of Wada and he has to decide whether he accepts that or not," said Pound, who is the chairman of Wada's disciplinary committee.

    Wigan Rugby League

    Who is the most dominant team in world sport? Tweet #bbcsportsday or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook Page.

    Alex Sutton: Wigan Rugby League - 1988-1995.

    Jonny Christmas: What about the GB Olympic rowing team? Five straight golds - unbeatable over 2 decades.

    Edward Sants: Surely the Chinese Olympic table tennis team! They have won 24 out of a possible 28 gold medals.

  42. 1222: 

    Dani Pedrosa is discharged from hospital after a successful collarbone operation. "I've undergone surgery to remove the plate and 13 screws from my right collarbone operation in 2011, which I required as a result of the crash I had that season," says the 28-year-old Repsol Honda rider.

    "We will have to wait a few days to see how everything develops and, above all, give it a little time. That's why I chose this break in our schedule to undergo the operation. Now I need to rest up, but I can't wait to be fully recovered soon."

  43. 1231: 

    Bury sign former Manchester United striker Danny Nardiello, 31, on loan from Rotherham United until January.

    Nardiello, who was on loan with the Shakers in 2009, was Rotherham's top scorer with 19 goals last season, and has already scored six in nine League One games this term.

  44. 1233: 

    BBC Radio Sheffield sports editor Paul Walker: Daniel Nardiello joining Bury is baffling. Has to be a fall out given what Steve Evans said about his work rate recently.

  45. 1236: 

    Wales manager Chris Coleman signs two-year contract extension.

  46. 1242: 

    Wales manager Chris Coleman on signing a new contract extension: "It was something people were talking about. They were asking 'was I going to sign a contract? Was I going to be offered a contract?' I'm delighted to have extended it to the next campaign."

  47. 1243: 

    Wales manager Chris Coleman says he was not offered the Crystal Palace manager's job and did not have talks with the Premier League club.

    Coleman says: "I don't have any aspirations to work in the Premier League right now. When my time is up with Wales, whenever that is, I see myself going abroad. The Wales job is bigger than any other job I will do, I will never get more responsibility.

    "I've done it for two years now and it's been hard, but when you win then the rewards are fantastic."

  48. 1248: 

    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the World and Olympic 100m champion, says she will refuse to run in major international events if the Jamaican federation continues to fail the country's athletes.

    Fraser-Pryce, speaking ahead of the World Athletics Gala in Monaco, said Jamaican athletes had been let down by their federation after six Jamaican athletes failed drug tests this year.

    "If it comes down to making sure things are up to scratch then I would [refuse to run]," she said. "If there are certain things that are not up to standard then it [not running] is something you have to do. We believe we deserve to have good things, not to have our name tarnished at a time when we are doing so well."

  49. 1251: 
    Vicente del Bosque and Juan Mata

    Spain manager Vicente del Bosque, 62, signs a contract extension to remain as coach of the world champions. The new deal means Del Bosque will continue at the helm until 2016.

    Del Bosque took charge of the national team in July 2008 and guided them to World Cup success in 2010 as well as victory at Euro 2012.

  50. 1255: 

    Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson assumes majority control of the club after a transfer of shares is approved at a board meeting.

  51. 1257: 

    OptaJoe: Wales have scored just 11 goals in 15 international games under Chris Coleman, with five of those coming from Gareth Bale.

  52. 1300: 

    Essex bowler David Masters signs a one-year contract extension that keeps him with the county until the end of the 2015 season. Masters, 35, was Essex's leading first-class wicket-taker last season after taking 51 wickets.

    "This is a great step for me to continue playing cricket for as long as I can," says Masters. "There is also a lot of responsibility for me now to help the younger players coming through at the club and pass on my experience of the game."

  53. 1304: 

    Bolton's Chung-Yong Lee scores an 87th minute winner as South Korea come from behind to beat Switzerland, who had taken the lead through Fulham's Pajtim Kasami, 2-1 in a friendly.


    More of your thoughts on the greatest sides that have dominated their sports.

    Michael Jordan

    Spencer Angus Thomas: Most dominant ever? 95-96 Chicago Bulls need a mention, 72 wins out of 82.

    Peter Hatch: Celtic under Jock Stein. Nine consecutive titles, seven trophies in 1967 including the first European Cup for a British club.

    David Bonnen: Has to be the West Indies cricket team under Clive Lloyd and Sir Viv, unbeaten in Tests for over a decade.

    Keep your thoughts coming in to us on Twitter, using the hashtag #bbcsportsday or on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  55. 1310:  
    Ben Smith, BBC Sport in MonacoATHLETICS

    The city of Birmingham is awarded the 2018 World Indoor Athletics Championships after an IAAF vote in Monaco.

    Birmingham had campaigned, along with the city of Portland in the United States, to host the 2016 event. But with the IAAF unable to split the bids, Portland were awarded the 2016 event and Birmingham will host the championships two years later.

  56. 1318: 

    The British Athletes Commission (BAC) backs the decision from the World Anti-Doping Agency to introduce a tougher set of penalties for drug cheats [see 1102].

    "I am very pleased to support the new World Anti-Doping Code," says ex-Olympic swimmer Karen Pickering, who is now the chair of the BAC, the body that represents Olympians, Paralympians and Commonwealth Games athletes.

    "The global anti-doping system is for clean athletes," added Pickering. "We now need total commitment from those who have signed up to this agreement that they will consistently and persistently implement it to ensure competition is fair, everywhere, every time."

  57. 1324: 

    Earlier today the #QSTeaser from @QofS_Official was: England last played Chile in February 98, but who were the three players in the squad with four-letter surnames?

    The answers are Nicky Butt, Paul Ince and Michael Owen.

    Well done to everyone who got the answers correct.

  58. 1328: 
    RACE TO BRAZIL- Iceland v Croatia (1900 GMT)

    Iceland might be better known for its fishing and freezing temperatures than football, but the Nordic nation finds itself 180 minutes away from the World Cup.

    Manager Lars Lagerback brings a wealth of major tournament experience to the home side after taking Sweden to the finals of five major championships during an 11-year stint, first as assistant and then as head coach. He also led Nigeria at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

    Lagerback says: "If we can keep a clean sheet then they have to score twice as many goals as us in the away game." Iceland's bench is expected to include Eidur Gudjohnsen, currently with Club Bruges, who will be hoping for a victorious end to what will be the last major qualifying campaign for the 35-year-old former Barcelona, Chelsea and Monaco striker.

  59. 1334: 
    Wales manager Chris Coleman

    Wales manager Chris Coleman, 43, with Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford and FAW president Trefor Lloyd-Hughes after signing a two-year contract extension to stay in charge of the national team.

  60. 1344: 

    Southampton duo Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana will start for England against Chile at Wembley later, according to the Daily Mirror's John Cross.

    James Milner, Jack Wilshere and Frank Lampard are also set to start in midfield for the friendly. There is no news yet on who will start in goal or whether Ashley Cole or Leighton Baines start at left-back.

  61. 1354: 

    BBC Sport's Lee McKenzie at the Circuit of the Americas for first practice at the United States Grand Prix: Foggy start to the day here at the track. Will be lucky if it clears before the cars are due to head out in 75 minutes.

    First practice, 15:05 GMT BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, plus live text commentary online. Second practice, 18:55 GMT online only audio commentary, plus live text commentary online.

  62. 1357: 

    As BBC Sport celebrates 60 years of Sports Personality of the Year, we visit the archives to remember the achievements of all the previous winners.

    In 1984, figure skating pair Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were named joint Sports Personality of the Year.

    Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean

    Competing at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics, the duo became the highest-scoring figure skaters of all time, receiving 12 perfect 6.0 scores.

    They also went on to receive a bronze medal at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.

  63. 1409: 

    Manchester United announce that goalkeeper Ben Amos, 23, has joined League One Carlisle United on loan until 14 December. Amos has made seven senior appearances for United and helped Hull win promotion to the Premier League during a loan spell last season.


    Some more of your suggestions for dominant sports teams.

    Oliver Lines: 1972 Miami Dolphins must be up there. Only team to win every game in a single NFL season, then go on to win the Super Bowl.

    New Zealand perform the "haka"

    Rob Ward: All Blacks' 76% win record is over 521 games (all time). They don't just dominate in patches.

    Sammy Mexim: As much as I hate to say it, Red Bull in F1 have been pretty dominant for the last four years or so.

  65. 1424: 
    RACE TO BRAZIL- Ukraine v France (1945 GMT)

    Karim Benzema confidently declares France "will qualify" for the World Cup as Les Bleus prepare to face Ukraine in a World Cup play-off in Kiev. Didier Deschamps' men have been forced down the play-off route after failing to get the better of Spain in their qualification group, although the form they showed in finishing second to the reigning world champions was nevertheless impressive.

    One final hurdle stands in the way of a fifth successive appearance at the finals, and on paper it is a tough one with Mikhail Fomenko's Ukraine coming into the tie on the back of an 11-game unbeaten run. Real Madrid striker Benzema, however, has no doubt what the final outcome will be after the return leg at the Stade de France next Tuesday.

    He says: "We will qualify, I am sure. There is no choice. At the end, there is the ticket to the World Cup in Brazil - the most beautiful. A World Cup in the land of football."

  66. 1428: 

    Inter Milan say Indonesian business tycoon Erick Thohir has been appointed as new chairman of the Serie A club, bringing an end to the reign of former owner Massimo Moratti. Inter have debts of around 300m euros.

  67. 1438: 

    Former England spinner Phil Tufnell: West Indies boys didn't read the script. Sachin looked in good touch though! Absolute legend & a real gent Pleasure to have played against Sachin. Even one of the all time greats couldn't pick my mystery spin though!

    West Indies start day three of the second Test 270 runs behind India's first innings total with just seven second innings wickets remaining. The game is the final Test match of Sachin Tendulkar's illustrious career although the poor batting display by West Indies means India's Tendulka may not be required to bat for the second innings.

  68. 1440: 

    Forwards coach John Plumtree has revealed Ireland are unleashing set-piece giant Devin Toner to dismantle Australia's line-out in Dublin on Saturday.

    Plumtree says: "Dev obviously enjoys winning ball, but a big part of his role is also stealing ball too. We've put him into positions where we've given him an opportunity to do that. Also restarts and kick-offs, they are really important parts of the game as well, they are extra set-pieces now."

  69. 1444: 
    Saido Berahino

    Former England captain Gary Lineker: Saw England U21 recording. Hugely encouraging. Great ball retention, technically excellent, terrific individually & collectively.

    West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino scored twice as England Under-21s extended their lead at the top of their European Championship qualifying group with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Finland in Milton Keynes on Thursday.

  70. 1448: 

    Former England striker Carlton Cole scores twice as a West Ham United XI, which also features Joe Cole, draws 2-2 with Millwall in a friendly behind closed doors.

  71. 1459: 

    Warwickshire's 23-year-old left-arm spinner Rebecca Grundy is called into the England women's performance squad following Holly Colvin's decision to take a break from all cricket with immediate effect.

    England women will arrive in Australia early in 2014 to begin their defence of the women's Ashes which they won earlier this summer beating Australia by twelve points to four in a new multi-format competition comprising four day, one-day and T20 cricket.

  72. 1507: 

    BBC Sport's Andrew Benson: LIVE: United States Grand Prix practice. Start of session delayed until at least 1515 GMT because of fog.

    When action does start, follow our live text commentary for all the information.

  73. 1515: 

    Nottinghamshire CCC: Our England v India ODI is now sold out, we still have seats remaining in the members area and for the Test Match.

    The England v India one-day international will be played at Trent Bridge on 30 August, 2014, with the Test between the two sides in Nottingham beginning on 9 July.

  74. 1521: 

    Scotland and World Cup holders New Zealand both have injury concerns ahead of their quarter-final at Headingley tonight (2000 GMT).

    Three-quarter Alex Hurst limped out of the Bravehearts' training and Brett Carter is on stand-by to start.

    The Kiwis will make a late check on winger Manu Vatuvei, who has a slight knee injury.

    Kevin Locke gets the nod ahead of Josh Hoffman as coach Stephen Kearney continues to wrestle over his first-choice full-back.

  75. 1530: 

    More views on dominant sporting teams.

    Bobby Baker: How about the Leicester Tigers? Premiership winners 99-02 and winning the Heineken Cup in 2001 and 2002.

    Ben Malyon: Why hasn't anyone mentioned Arsenal's invincibles? Incredible.

    Matt Ascroft: The West Indies cricket team over the 1970s and 1980s.

    Viv Richards

    Keep your thoughts coming in to us on Twitter, using the hashtag #bbcsportsday or on our Facebook page.

  76. 1540: 

    Fog in Texas means the opening practice session for the United States Grand Prix is reduced to an hour from the usual 90 minutes. Follow our live text commentary now for all the news.

  77. 1549: 

    Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil: Crossing my fingers for Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny. Want to see you in Brazil.

    Giroud and Koscielny are in the French squad that will be playing the first leg of their World Cup play-off in Ukraine tonight. The second leg takes place in France on Tuesday and the winners will join Ozil's Germany in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

  78. 1555: 
    Kimi Raikkonen

    Lotus F1 Team: As planned, Kimi Raikkonen underwent back surgery yesterday at The University Hospital of Strasbourg. Lotus F1 Team is happy to report that the operation was totally successful, according to Professor Afshin Gangi. Kimi will now rest for a few days and he will start his recovery process as early as next week. Everyone at the track and at Enstone wishes him a quick recovery.

  79. 1603: 

    Football Association of Wales president Trefor Lloyd Hughes says some Wales fans are disappointed manager Chris Coleman has signed a new contract.

    Hughes adds: "I have had some emails last night, and I reply to every email I get from any supporter, and I will be honest and say to you straight that yes, there are bound to be some people against him [Coleman], and no doubt there are people against me. But you have to accept that, that's the job you are in."

  80. 1612: 

    Aston Villa winger Samir Carruthers, who is on loan at MK Dons, and Millwall striker Aiden O'Brien score early goals as the Republic of Ireland race into a 2-0 lead against the Faroe Islands in a European Under-21 Championship qualifier.

  81. 1617: 
    Novak Djokovic

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic takes the first set 7-5 in the opening singles match of the Davis Cup final against Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic.

    The Czechs won the tournament last year, while Serbia are aiming to win the competition for the second time in four years after lifting the trophy in 2010.

  82. 1622: 

    Australia coach Tim Sheens says has no reservations over using Billy Slater in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against the USA despite the full-back's arrest in Manchester earlier this week.

    Slater, 30, was detained by Greater Manchester Police in the early hours of Monday morning when he became involved in a scuffle after he and his team-mates attended a nightclub, although he was later declared the victim and released without charge.

    "The police have cleared Billy so there's no reason for me to punish him," says Sheens. "It looks worse because of the timing and he knows it, but it's a lesson learned and even at his age, he can still learn a lesson."

  83. 1626: 

    The Newcastle United defender, Steven Taylor, has apologised after sparking a racism controversy on social media.

    He was responding to team-mate, Massadio Haidara, who'd teased him on Twitter about his attempts to learn French. Taylor responded with the message: "It's always good to see you guys smiling" and attached a picture showing stereotypes of black people, including someone in an afro wig.

    Haidara himself dismissed it as "banter".

  84. 1632: 

    Crystal Palace are in advanced with former Chelsea player Dan Petrescu, 45, over the vacant manager's job at Selhurst Park, according to Sky Sports News. They also report that Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has turned down an offer to take charge of Palace.

  85. 1641: 
    Henrik Stenson

    Sweden's Henrik Stenson is the leader after the opening two rounds of the World Tour Championship in Dubai.

    Stenson, the world number three, shot a flawless, eight-under-par round of 64 to move one shot ahead of Spain's Alejandro Canizares, who held the lead after Thursday's play.

    England's Ian Poulter and Justin Rose are both in tied fifth, five shots behind Stenson, with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy a shot further back. English trio Chris Wood, Luke Donald and Ross Fisher are all in tied 14th.

  86. 1647: 

    It is half-time at the Showgrounds in Sligo and the Republic of Ireland lead the Faroe Islands 5-2 in a European Championship Under-21 qualifier. The Republic's goals have come from Samir Carruthers, Aiden O'Brien (2), Jack Grealish and Anthony Forde.

  87. 1652: 

    Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech saves a penalty from Dwayne De Rosario as Czech Republic lead Canada 1-0 in an international friendly at half-time.

  88. 1655: 

    Serbia are closing in on winning the first match of their Davis Cup final against holders Czech Republic.

    World number two Novak Djokovic takes the first two sets and holds a 7-5 6-1 lead in his singles clash against Radek Stepanek in Belgrade.

  89. 1659: 
    Former Manchester United player Phil Neville

    Fancy asking former Manchester United and England player Phil Neville a question? The six-time Premier League winner is a guest on Football Focus on Saturday (12:00 GMT BBC One) and we'll be asking him your questions on Focus Forum.

    Neville also helped United win the FA Cup three times and the Champions League before joining Everton, where he served as captain under David Moyes.

    Tweet @BBCSport using the hashtag #footballfocus

  90. 1707: 

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon confirms the club have agreed a fee to sign striker Holmbert Aron Fridjonsson from Icelandic side Fram Reykjavik.

    "It is up to the player and his representative to agree personal terms," Lennon told the club's AGM.

    "It is not a huge outlay, but we think he is a player who will get better and, at 20, he has very good potential."

    Meanwhile, Lennon remains hopeful that midfielder Joe Ledley, 26, will sign a new contract with Celtic.

  91. 1711: 

    BBC Sport: United States GP first practice: 1) F Alonso, 2) J Button, 3) V Bottas, 4) E Gutierrez, 5) N Rosberg, 6) L Hamilton, 7) F Massa, 8) M Webber, 9) Hulkenberg, 10) Maldonado, 11) Grosjean, 12) Perez, 13) Kovalainen, 14) Sutil, 15) Di Resta, 16) Ricciardo, 17) Kvyat, 18) Vettel, 19) Rossi, 20) Chilton 21) Pic, 22) Gonzalez

  92. 1716: 

    Former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica crashes out of the Wales Rally GB, his debut at the top level of rallying, after rolling his Citroen on to its roof.

    The Pole, 28, was making his first appearance at the wheel of a full factory specification car after winning the second tier WRC 2 Championship and had been in seventh place after the opening leg of the season-ending event.

    Kubica, a former BMW-Sauber and Renault F1 driver has been competing with a modified gear selector system to compensate for the lack of strength in his right hand after a near-fatal rally crash partially severed his forearm in early 2011.

  93. 1724: 
    Novak Djokovic

    Serbia take a 1-0 lead against Czech Republic in the Davis Cup final after Novak Djokovic beats Radek Stepanek 7-5 6-1 6-4 in the opening singles match in Belgrade.

  94. 1728: 

    Novak Djokovic has been speaking after putting Serbia 1-0 ahead in the Davis Cup final against Czech Republic.

    "Radek is a great competitor and he always plays his best for his country so I tried to be as aggressive as I could be," said Djokovic. "The first set was very close but after that I managed to feel good on court.

    "It was crucial for us to have a victory in the first match and to have an advantage in this tie."

  95. 1734: 

    Bournemouth top scorer Lewis Grabban signs a contract extension to keep him at the club until June 2016.

    The Cherries paid Rotherham a fee of around £300,000 for the 25-year-old in the summer of 2012 and Grabban has been ever present in the Championship this season, scoring seven goals in 15 appearances.

    "I still had two years left on my contract but the club wanted to extend it and I was more than happy to do that," said Grabban.

    "This is one of the first times in my career that I've felt settled and that's why I didn't really have to think too long about signing a new contract."

  96. 1739: 

    Republic of Ireland beat the Faroe Islands 5-2 in their Under-21 European Championship qualifier at the Showgrounds in Sligo.

  97. 1742: 

    BBC Radio 5 live's John Southall: England team news, looks like Forster, Lallana and Rodriguez will all start at Wembley.

  98. 1750: 

    South Africa score 150-5 from their 20 overs in the their Twenty20 match against Pakistan in Dubai.

    Faf du Plessis

    Faf du Plessis top scores for South Africa with 58 off 48 deliveries, while Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal takes 3-25.

    This is the second of two T20 matches between the nations after South Africa won by nine wickets on Wednesday.

  99. 1756: 

    BBC Sport's Tim Peach: Tomorrow at 7pm on @BBCRadio4, Profile looks at Sachin Tendulkar - will be made available as a podcast afterwards.

  100. 1759: 

    Sportsday will be closing an hour earlier than normal today but do not miss our live football text page for all the news from tonight's matches.

  101. 1805: 

    Thank you for all your contributions today, we will be back on Monday morning at 0800 GMT for all the breaking sports news.

    Bye for now.

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