Premier League, Jonathan Trott, Wayne Rooney, Ashes, Rugby

Premier League referee debate, Jonathan Trott Ashes exit, Rugby League World Cup and Champions League.

25 November 2013 Last updated at 08:01

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  1. 1904: 

    That is all from Sportsday Live for today, however we will be back from 0800 GMT tomorrow with all the latest breaking news from across the sporting world.

    In the meanwhile you can keep up to date with the Premier League meeting between Aston Villa and West Brom via BBC Radio 5 live and the live text commentary.

  2. 1850: 

    Manchester United are expected to wear black armbands against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Wednesday as a mark of respect to Bill Foulkes, who has died aged 81.

    United legend and former team-mate Sir Bobby Charlton described Foulkes as "a marvellous man".

    "He was as hard as nails, as tough as teak - I was always glad I didn't have to play against him," Charlton added.

  3. 1846:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Steve Harmison will join BBC Radio 5 live from 1900 GMT to discuss Jonathan Trott's condition and where his absence leaves England's attempt to retain the urn.

    From 2000 GMT there is live commentary of West Brom taking on Aston Villa in a Premier League Midlands derby.

  4. 1844: 

    Former England bowler Steve Harmison tells BBC Sportsday that Jonathan Trott has the battling qualities to recover from a stress-related illness and return to the Test arena.

    "If this is the end of Jonathan Trott as an England international, we should celebrate everything he has done as a man who has won multiple Ashes series," said Harmison

    "But in the short time I knew Jonathan I found him to be a fighter and he will do everything possible to get back into the side."

  5. 1837: 

    Dundee United forward Nadir Ciftci signs a one-year contract extension to extend his terms to May 2016.

    The 21-year-old signed a two-year deal when he arrived at Tannadice in July and has extended that by a further 12 months.

  6. 1828: 

    Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp believes that his side can bounce back from defeat by great rivals Bayern Munich in the league at the weekend to book their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

    Dortmund play Napoli at home on Tuesday, knowing that defeat could see them eliminated from the tournament.

    "We have the feeling that we are missing some points at this stage, but we will not be diverted from our self-confident path that quickly." he said.

  7. 1811: 

    Lars Lagerback is to share the running of the Iceland team with his assistant for the next two years before calling it a day as senior coach.

    Iceland finished second in their 2014 World Cup qualifying group and missed out on a place in the finals at the playoffs, losing to Croatia.

  8. 1754: 

    Kobe Bryant signs a two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers that general manager Mitch Kupchak says will bring the 35-year-old's NBA career to an end with the team.

    "It assures us that one of the best players in the world will remain a Laker, bringing us excellent play and excitement for years to come," said Kupchak.

    A 15-time All-Star, Bryant is fourth in the NBA's all-time scoring list.

  9. 1744: 
    Kieran Read and Ben Foden

    New Zealand number eight Kieran Read believes his team's rivals are closing the gap on them and the All Blacks will have to play better than they did in 2013 if they want to put together a similar 100% record in 2014.

    "Play like we did this year next year and it won't be good enough," he said

    "Teams are improving all the time, so we've got to keep doing that too, that's one thing we've learned over the years."

  10. 1732: 

    Guy Whittingham's dismissal as Portsmouth manager follows a run of four successive defeats.

    Pompey currently lie 18th in League Two.

    "The club wishes to place on record its sincere gratitude to Guy for his service to the club during difficult times," read a statement from the club.

  11. 1729: 

    Guy Whittingham is sacked as Portsmouth manager with Andy Awford to take charge on a caretaker basis.

  12. 1725: 

    Crystal Palace appeal against the red card awarded to Yannick Bolasie in their 1-0 win over Hull on Saturday.

    Bolasie saw red for a foul on Jake Livermore with 12 minutes left.

    Sunderland have also appealed against Wes Brown's dismissal in their 2-0 defeat by Stoke.

  13. 1712: 

    Ireland centre Gordon D'Arcy says that the last-minute defeat by New Zealand on Sunday was one of the lowest points of his career.

    "I don't think we have them in the next year and a half, so it probably was my last go at them," the 33-year-old said.

    "It's a pretty horrific one to take, I was broken by it I think."

  14. 1701: 

    Defence coach Shaun Edwards says wing Alex Cuthbert could make a shock return to the Wales side to face Australia on Sunday.

    The British and Irish Lions wing had been expected to miss the whole of the autumn series with an ankle injury picked up playing for Cardiff Blues in the Heineken Cup in October.

    "Fingers crossed he could potentially maybe be fit," said Edwards.

  15. 1652: 

    Tottenham want to bring 21-year-old Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata to White Hart Lane on loan according to the Daily Mail, but the Spanish giants will only allow the move to happen if they can bring in a new forward.

    Real Madrid were interested in Liverpool's Luis Suarez and Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

  16. 1645: 

    Andrew Priestley: Jonathan Trott should be applauded for the courageous decision he has taken. Mental health needs to be publicised in sport.

    Aman Sheth: England are finding any excuse to avoid talking about the defeat. Singling out Warner is hilarious. He spoke the harsh truth.

    Mike Cowan: Sad parallels between #Trott and Trescothick. Hope he makes a recovery.

    How big a blow is this news to England's chances of retaining the Ashes?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  17. 1644:  
    Ben Smith, BBC SportFOOTBALL

    "Cardiff midfielder Gary Medel will face no further action despite appearing to slap Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini in the face during the 2-2 draw on Sunday.

    "None of the match officials saw the incident, so it went before the FA's new 'not seen' panel, who can punish players retrospectively."

  18. 1642: 

    Paris St Germain playmaker Ezequiel Lavezzi, 28, is a target for both Tottenham and Arsenal in the January transfer window as he looks to earn a place in Argentina's squad for the 2014 World Cup according to the Daily Express.

  19. 1633: 
    Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta

    Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta says that the team should have more points than their current total of 22 after scoring 34 goals in their 12 games so far this season - 10 more than any other team have managed.

    "Even though we have not played that well away from home, we should have maybe two or three more points that we lost in crucial away games," he said.

    "Mistakes have cost us points. Sometimes when you cannot win it is important not to lose."

    City are fourth, six points off leaders Arsenal, two behind Liverpool and Chelsea.

  20. 1631: 
    George Groves and Carl Froch

    George Groves on Sky Sports following his defeat by Carl Froch on Saturday night: "At the time I was sickened and gutted and now I'm a little angry after watching the footage. It's a shocking decision.

    "Carl Froch has said a lot of things and he's been proved that he doesn't know what he's talking about. he's just trying to justify what happened. Maybe if he was a bit more gracious people would side with him more. He's a true warrior, but he got bashed from the start.

    "In my opinion the referee made a terrible decision. It wasn't as if the fight was changing it was just the first time he was having some success in the whole fight. It's going to have massive implications for me and my career. My whole career I've been training to be world champion and I've been robbed.

    "I got booed on the way in and cheered on the way out and that's lovely for me."

  21. 1626: 

    Briton Max Chilton is confident of retaining his seat with Marussia for next season after finishing every single race of his rookie campaign with the team.

    The 22-year-old became the first driver to achieve a clean sweep of finishes on their debut season when he crossed the line in the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.

    "This race will have helped matters, showing that I'm the only rookie to have finished every race, and when you think how many there have been over the years," he said.

    "That's good to have because you have to bring the car home, and when I was asked to show my pace I did that, so hopefully I'll get a seat for next year."

  22. 1620: 

    Scotland vice-captain Greig Laidlaw insists the side have progressed under Scott Johnson's charge.

    After autumn international defeats to both South Africa and Australia Scotland finished the year with seven defeats from 11 matches, but Laidlaw believes that that statistic hides improvement in performances.

    "We have definitely made progress but international rugby is won on fine margins," he said.

    "The games we have won we haven't won by much, and the games we have lost - on the whole - have been close as well.

    "We have to learn quickly but the Six Nations isn't far off."

  23. 1613: 

    Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish: "You need to get it right. We weren't expecting Ian [Holloway] to go and you have to look at who is available and who is right for the club. We all want to stay in this division but if we get relegated we need to bring the manager in who is going to take the club back up and I wanted to get that right.

    "To just bring someone in to my football club who I've only met for half-an-hour is not long enough. With the luxury of the international break, I decided to take my time. I feel really positive about everything."

  24. 1607: 
    Tony Pulis

    Tony Pulis: "I've been very successful as a manager and it annoys me at times you do get pigeon-holed. My record is there for everyone to see. Everyone talks about not being relegated but I've got a few promotions.

    "There's an opportunity to wheel and deal in January. I spoke to the players today and I said we are underdogs but I know what it takes and hopefully I won't put this football club in trouble.

    "I've spoken to [predecessor] Ian [Holloway] a few times and you have to give managers who have taken on the club great credit. He said the club has great potential and you have to give them great credit."

    On speculation linking Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes with a move to Selhurst Park: "I've not spoken to the chairman as yet about any players."

  25. 1605: 

    Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis: "It's a club in the Premier League, it's a great club. It's going to be a tough job and I've not come in with any illusions. But looking at what has happened in the past few years at the football club, the chairman needs to be applauded. How far they have come to be in the Premier League in a few years is remarkable.

    "It was important that everything was right, we had three meetings together and thought it was right that Steve [Parish] spoke to other people. And for myself personally I am still very ambitious. I like climbing hills and this is going to be a tough job but one that I'll relish."

  26. 1605: 
    Crystal Palace news conference

    New Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is talking to the media for the first time since his appointment at Selhurst Park. His comments are coming right up...

  27. 1602: 

    BBC Sport's Ben Dirs believes Carl Froch could be lured into a rematch against George Groves by his desire to leave the ring for the final time on a high after his controversial win in Manchester on Saturday.

    "Millions in the bank, a large property portfolio, a beautiful partner and two kids, Froch might wonder what more boxing can give him," he writes.

    "Other than more scars, more cracked bones and an inability to remember how he got them.

    "And then he'll hear those boos. Pride is a dangerous thing."

  28. 1551: 
    Celtic manager Neil Lennon

    Celtic will not underestimate out-of-form AC Milan in their Champions League clash, according to manager Neil Lennon.

    Milan have won only three of their 13 Serie A matches this season, but Lennon has warned against complacency.

    The Scottish champions are bottom of Group H, but victory against the Italians would keep alive their last 16 hopes.

    "If anyone thinks we're underestimating them then think again," said Lennon.

    There will be full coverage on the BBC Sport website and BBC Scotland from 1945 GMT on Tuesday.

  29. 1545: 
    Tony Pulis

    COMING UP in the next 45 minutes we will bring you all the key quotes from Tony Pulis's first news conference since being named as Crystal Palace boss.

  30. 1535:  
    Iain Carter, BBC SportGOLF

    Could Australia rival Ireland for overseas major?

    If the PGA of America is serious about taking it's major on the road, it should forget about Ireland and head for Royal Melbourne.

    Eyebrows raised at the suggestion that the PGA Championship might be played outside the US were elevated further when Royal Portrush was mooted as the possible first venue.

    This idea of periodically taking the major on the road was put forward by PGA of America president Ted Bishop. He is becoming an ever more extraordinary figure in a sport known for its administrative reserve.

    Bishop, the man who appointed Tom Watson as American Ryder Cup captain, defies convention with his ideas and the way he publicises them.

  31. 1527: 

    Nottingham Forest captain Chris Cohen is ruled out for the rest of the season through injury.

    The 26-year-old sustained cruciate knee ligament damage during Saturday's draw with Burnley and has been told he will miss the rest of the 2013-14 campaign.

    It has also emerged the injury is not a recurrence of the knee problem he sustained against Derby in 2011, which kept him out for 11 months.

  32. 1519: 

    Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says defeat by Leicester on Saturday showed his side are still evolving.

    The Foxes, second in the Championship and 15 points ahead of 12th-placed Town, came from behind to win 2-1 at Portman Road.

    "Leicester are a good side and they are better than us," McCarthy told BBC Radio Suffolk.

    "They're in advance of us in terms of their development. But I think we've developed as a squad really well."

  33. 1512:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveWest Brom v Aston Villa kick-off 2000 GMT

    West Brom forward Nicolas Anelka is fit after recovering from the groin problem that ruled him out against Chelsea.

    The Baggies will assess Scott Sinclair's hamstring injury, while Billy Jones is ruled out with a similar problem.

    Aston Villa are optimistic Christian Benteke and Andreas Weimann will be fit to play despite respective knee and hamstring injuries.

    Ciaran Clark, Antonio Luna and Fabian Delph are also back in contention.

    You can listen to live coverage of the match on BBC Radio 5 Live from 2000 GMT

  34. 1504: 
    Thierry Henry and Arsene Wenger

    Manager Arsene Wenger rules out a move to bring former striker Thierry Henry back to Arsenal for a third spell, but will always welcome old players to the club's training complex.

    Both 36-year-old Henry, now playing for the New York Red Bulls, in the United States - and former midfielder Robert Pires, who turned 40 last month, have been using the Gunners' Hertfordshire base to help keep up their fitness levels.

    Henry, Arsenal's all-time record scorer with 228 goals, returned to Arsenal for a loan spell in January 2012.

    Wenger, however, insists there are no plans for a repeat move this season. "At the moment Thierry is invited just to practice when he can and when he wants," said the Arsenal manager.

    "We have a big staff, a very competent one, and we have the right number to support the team to achieve the targets. Thierry is a player, one day certainly it will be different, but at the moment no."

  35. 1455: 

    Tranmere Rovers captain James Wallace says marking his return from injury with a goal does not mean he is ready to reclaim a starting place.

    The 21-year-old midfielder, sidelined for nearly a year with a knee problem, came on as a substitute to complete Saturday's 5-1 thrashing of Coventry.

    "There is no better feeling than what happened," said Wallace.

    "I won't be starting after the performance by the boys, and I won't be ready to start for another few weeks."

  36. 1448: 

    Earlier today the Question of Sport team posed the following teaser:

    Since losing to Andre Ward in 2011, Carl Froch has won his last four fights - who has he beaten?

    The answers were Lucian Bute, Yusaf Mack, Mikkel Kessler and George Groves.

    You can take part tomorrow via #qsteaser.

  37. 1437: 

    Bayern Munich and France winger Franck Ribery is confident of winning Fifa's Ballon d'Or, given to the world's best player.

    "I am confident. I have done all I had to," Ribery told Le Monde.

    "If you look at my performances all year long, I have made the difference. I may not score in every match but I set the defences on fire.

    "[Cristiano] Ronaldo certainly scores more than I do, but we don't have the same style."


    Follow @desiboi: ‏Cricket is a gentleman's game. It's time for the Australians to learn this important fact. #bbcsportsday #TheAshes

    Jake Waring: For high profile sportspeople like Trotty to be open about mental health issues can only be a positive thing.

    How big a blow is this news to England's chances of retaining the Ashes?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  39. 1431: 

    Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene opts out of the Twenty20 and one-day international series against Pakistan next month, citing personal reasons.

    Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement that 36-year-old Jayawardene, who has played 407 one-day internationals and scored over 11,000 runs, had requested leave.

    The two teams are scheduled to play two Twenty20s and five one-day internationals in the United Arab Emirates starting 11 December.

  40. 1421: 
    Carl Froch wins his fight against George Grove via stoppage

    George Groves says he was "fighting two men" in his world-title defeat against Carl Froch on Saturday. Referee Howard Foster controversially stepped in to stop the fight in the ninth round when Groves was ahead on the judges' scorecards.

    "You could see in the pictures I was fighting two men at that point because the ref had me in a headlock when Froch was still swinging! It was sickening," Groves told Talksport.

    "Carl Froch got two options now - a rematch with me or retire, because no British fan, no matter what he says or what's in the papers, will accept anything else."

  41. 1407: 
    Jonathan Trott playing in the first Ashes Test against Australia in Brisbane

    BBC Sport chief sports writer Tom Fordyce says the departure of Jonathan Trott from England's Ashes campaign highlights the unique strains that Test cricket places on its protagonists.

    "The strange bubble that is an international cricket tour, several time zones and thousands of miles from friends and family, is no place for someone struggling with such an illness," he writes.

    "While it is nominally a team sport, all the confrontations are on a purely individual level. There is no hiding place, no passing of responsibilities nor chance to be carried by team-mates."

  42. 1400: 

    Manchester City playmaker Yaya Toure, Chelsea midfielder Jon Mikel Obi and Liverpool's on-loan winger Victor Moses are all on the shortlist for BBC African Footballer of the Year.

    Jonathan Pitroipa, of Rennes and Burkina Faso, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, of Gabon and Borussia Dortmund, are also in the running for the award.

    The deadline for you to register your vote for the award is fast approaching, however, with the poll closing at 1800 today.

    You can either get involved via this page or by sending an SMS from your phone to +44 7786 20 20 08.

  43. 1347: 

    Statiscians Opta Sports on Twitter: Chelsea have an identical record this season to the opening 12 games under Roberto Di Matteo last season (W7 D3 L2). Clock.

    Di Matteo was sacked by Chelsea before the club's 13th league game of last season.

  44. 1336: 

    Robert Craddock, a writer with the Brisbane Courier Mail newspaper - which launched a campaign for the whole of Australia to give England bowler Stuart Broad the silent treatment, says Jonathan Trott's exit from the Ashes may overshadow anything else in his career.

    "The departure of a player through mental injury cuts deeper than if he had twisted an ankle or broken an arm," he writes.

    "There is a chance a distinguished Test career could be over and sadly, no deed he has performed on the field will be remembered more than the way he left the game."

  45. 1327: 

    Former England captain and Times cricket correspondent Mike Atherton: Sport is not war, not even war minus the shooting. It's just sport. Let's hope Trotty can enjoy it again.

  46. 1322: 

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann: "I wish Jonathon Trott a speedy recovery from a tough situation, a safe flight home to be with family!"

  47. 1315: 
    Jonnie Peacock winning at London 2012

    British Paralympic and world T44 100m champion Jonnie Peacock says he knows he he will face a tough test when he takes on American world record-holder Richard Browne over 60m at the Glasgow International Match on Saturday, 25 January.

    "I will still be the one everyone is looking to beat, but I'm working hard to ensure that I remain on top," said Peacock.

    Browne complimented Peacock on his technical ability: "I've only beaten Jonnie once so I would say he has the upper hand. He is the most technical runner in the paras - it's almost perfect technique."

  48. 1303: 

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says former Gunners striker Thierry Henry, whose New York Red Bulls side were knocked out of the Major League Soccer play-offs earlier this month, and Robert Pires, who has been without a club since leaving Aston Villa in 2011, have been training with his side to keep up their fitness.

    "When they can join in, they do. They integrate into the spirit of the team very well," Wenger said.

    "They have no real target to bring something. They just want to enjoy themselves and keep fitness."

  49. 1255:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveFOOTBALL

    Former Manchester City defender and manager Peter Reid on his old side's 6-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday: "Manchester City have got one of the most in-form players in the Premier League, and possibly the world, in Sergio Aguero. His partnership with Alvaro Negredo is looking very promising. They are still my pick to win the league.

    "Tottenham though looked really poor, really 'milky'. They got beat too easily."

  50. 1248:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveCRICKET

    Somerset and England one-day international wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter on BBC Radio 5 live: "I'll probably just fire across a friendly text to Jonathan Trott, but when he is ready and prepared he will probably come out and give us a bit more information.

    "It leaves Andy Flower and Alastair Cook a dilemma. They have picked a squad and will go with those players out there. I suspect they will go with Ian Bell at three, Kevin Pietersen at four, Joe Root at five and Gary Ballance at six."

  51. 1246: 
    England v Hungary, 1953

    On 25 November 1953, England faced Hungary in an international match in front of crowd of 105,000 supporters at Wembley Stadium.

    Hungary were the world's number one ranked team, the Olympic champions and on a run of 24 unbeaten games. England had never lost to foreign opponents at Wembley and were convinced they were the best team in the world.

    Hungary won the match 6-3 and England were shown to be technically and tactically inferior. The result shocked English football and led to a review of the antiquated training and tactics used by the England team.

  52. 1240: 

    Somerset and England one-day international wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter tells BBC Radio 5 live England will have to brace themselves for the Australian media attempting to exploit Jonathan Trott's withdrawal from the Ashes with a stress-related illness.

    "It is inevitable that the Australian media will jump all over this but you would hope that the Australia players will let it lie," he said.

  53. 1240:  
    Ben Smith, BBC SportFOOTBALL
    Furious Sunderland manager Guy Poyet remonstrates with referee Kevin Friend during the defeat against Stoke

    Sunderland will lodge an appeal with the FA today in an attempt to overturn Wes Brown's dismissal against Stoke City on Saturday.

    Brown was given only the second red card of his career for a challenge on Charlie Adam which sparked heated scenes on the touchline. Sunderland captain John O'Shea accused the Stoke bench of trying to influence referee Kevin Friend's decision with their reaction. Sunderland have until 1300 GMT today to lodge an intent to appeal, which they will do, and a further 24 hours to submit the formal appeal.

    Senior officials at the Stadium of Light are quietly optimistic their appeal will be successful and that Brown will be available for the trip to Aston Villa this weekend.

  54. 1237: 
    Mike Blair, Former Scotland scrum-halfRUGBY UNION

    "I want to just pick up on a few things this week: 'Championship minutes'; the Scotland and Australia 'Green zone' conversion; Scotland's attack, and line-outs.

    "For those of you who have read my columns before, you'll remember me talking about the importance of the 'Championship minutes'; the five minutes before and five minutes after half-time.

    "There was a huge shift of momentum during this time; two minutes before the break, Johnnie Beattie showed awareness and pace to break from a ruck on his own 22m line before delivering an inch-perfect pass to Sean Maitland."

  55. 1230: 

    Arsenal's failed bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has helped motivate Olivier Giroud, according to the Frenchman's team-mate Jack Wilshere.

    "Olivier has been really impressive, especially at the beginning of the season when everyone was saying that Suarez was coming in to take his place," Wilshere tells the Independent.

    "For someone playing in that position, it would have been tough for him to lose his place, but he has shown great character and for me he's been our best player this season."

  56. 1222: 

    Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff: Trotty will be back. Over the hardest hurdle in his recovery by facing it head on, which is something we are not all able to do.

  57. 1214: 

    Jake Waring: For high profile sportspeople like Trott to be open about mental health issues can only be a positive thing.

    Sahil Oberoi: It's simple, either ban all sledging comments or accept that anything goes when on tour. David Warner cannot be singled out.

    George Chandler: How can anyone be calling for Ben Stokes to play? Our bowling is fine, batting needs the help, has to be Jonny Bairstow or Gary Ballance

  58. 1210: 

    West Ham are considering a move for Everton striker Nikica Jelavic in January, according to the Epping Forest Guardian.

    The Hammers are keen to add to their strikeforce with record signing Andy Carroll still out of action and Modibo Maiga still to score this season.

  59. 1158: 
    Bradley Davies playing for Wales

    Wales second row Bradley Davies is offered a new contract by Cardiff Blues.

    However, BBC Wales Sport understands the player, whose contract runs out at the end of this season, has not yet committed himself to the Welsh region.

    Davies is being linked with a move to London Wasps, which his former Blues team-mate Martyn Williams says would be bad news for Wales.

    "It would be a blow if they lose a player of Bradley's quality," he says.

  60. 1154: 

    England Women's cricket captain Charlotte Edwards: Sad to hear the news about Trott, puts cricket into perspective! Great bloke who is a world-class performer!

  61. 1149: 

    One in 12 clubs in the Football League are under "critical financial pressure", according to a new report by corporate insolvency specialists Begbies Traynor.

    The situation is liable to get worse, it warns, with attendance rises not enough to cover increases in running costs.

    "The relative fortunes of those at the very top and those at the foot of the league are getting further and further apart," said Gerald Krasner, who has worked as a joint administrator of both Bournemouth and Port Vale.

    Do clubs at the top of the game need to do more for those further down the pyramid? Should television money from the sale of Premier League rights be distributed more widely? If such measures harm the competitiveness of England's top sides in Europe, is that a price worth paying?

    Your views are welcome on #bbcsportday on Twitter..

  62. 1142: 

    Jonathan Trott made the right decision to leave England's Ashes tour, says ex-England batsman Marcus Trescothick.

    Trott has left Australia to recover from a long-standing stress-related condition. That was also the description used when Trescothick returned home from down under in 2006.

    "It would have been horrible for him to make that decision to come home," Trescothick told BBC Radio 5 live.

    "[But] he's definitely made the right decision to take a bit of time off."

  63. 1134: 

    England bowler Stuart Broad: Love Trotty. Absolute champion of a man. He knows he has all the support of all the people around him. Puts cricket in perspective.

  64. 1132: 

    It was a fine weekend for New Zealand rugby in both codes. After the country's league team sealed a dramatic 20-18 comeback win over England to make the World Cup final on Saturday, Ryan Crotty's late try and a conversion from Aaron Cruden ensured the All Blacks finished 2013 with 14 wins from 14 Tests 24 hours later.

    UK users can compare and contrast the two matches on a video on the BBC Sport website.

  65. 1130: 
    George Groves and Carl Froch

    Referee Howard Foster's decision to stop the world super-middleweight title fight between Carl Froch and George Groves is backed by the British Boxing Board of Control.

    Froch, 36, retained his IBF and WBA titles after Foster stepped in to end the bout in round nine in Manchester.

    Groves, who knocked the champion down in round one, claimed the official made "a terrible decision".

    "I support his decision all the way," said BBBofC secretary Robert Smith.

  66. 1120: 
    Paul di Resta

    Scot Paul Di Resta admits he does not know if he will still have a seat in Formula 1 next season. German Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez are rumoured to be Force India's preferred partnership for next season and Di Resta may struggle to secure a drive elsewhere.

    "I have no idea. I need everybody's help if I can get it," Di Resta said when asked about his future after finishing 11th in Sunday's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

    "I've done what's asked of me when the car is under me and who knows?"

  67. 1110: 

    Kenyan world 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop escapes with bruises after a car he is driving is hit by falling rocks and forced off the road.

    "He's OK. He was treated at the hospital in Eldoret for some bruises and allowed to go home," said world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang, who was a passenger in the car.

  68. 1108: 

    James Aubrey: David Warner was disrespectful, but he wasn't to know. I hope he apologises to Trott both in private and public with sincerity.

    Stephen Jones: Two brilliant batsmen had to go home early in the last 10 years. Need to stop piling on pressure. As a nation it's hurting us.

    Thomas Strik: Big chance for Stokes now. I'd make him favourite to replace Trott purely for his bowling option.

    #bbcsportsday and 81111 on text messages from UK phones is the place to have your say.

  69. 1103: 

    Real Madrid ease fears over forward Cristiano Ronaldo's fitness, saying the Portugal international could be ready for Wednesday's Champions League match against Galatasaray despite being substituted during the team's 5-0 weekend win over Almeria with a hamstring problem.

  70. 1054: 

    Time for today's Question of Sport teaser. @QofS_Official asks "Since losing to Andre Ward in 2011, Carl Froch has won his last four fights - who has he beaten?"

    Post your answers on Twitter via #QSteaser.

  71. 1046: 

    Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge distances the club from rumours suggesting they will bid for Barcelona playmaker and four-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi.

    Messi, who played under Bayern boss Pep Guardiola when the Spaniard was at the Nou Camp, has had an underwhelming run of form by his own very high standards. He has not scored in his past five league games for the club.

    "I know they would never sell Messi. He is a saint at Barcelona," said Rummenigge.

    "I think it would be in Messi's best interest to stay at Barcelona. He fits in perfectly there."

  72. 1035: 

    Former England spinner and Test Match Special summariser Phil Tufnell on Twitter: "Thoughts go out to Jonathan Trott in a very tough time. Hope he is able to recover quickly and return to the England set up.

    "It sounds as if Trotty has been suffering from this for a while. Sure he will receive all the support needed to bounce back quickly!

    "No replacement to be called up. Expect Bell, possibly Root, to bat at three, opening up a slot at six. Practice game huge for Ballance, Bairstow and Stokes."

  73. 1031: 

    Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola says he will ensure that a 'mole' who leaked team tactics to the media before Saturday's 3-0 win over rivals Borussia Dortmund will be run out of the club if he discovers their identity.

    "It does not matter who it is, heads will roll," Guardiola was quoted as having told his players after the game by Bild.

    "We will obviously not bring in the NSA [National Security Agency] to find out who it is," Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Sky television.

    "But I advise him to stop doing it or he will have a serious problem, not only with Pep Guardiola but also the entire club."

  74. 1026: 

    Former England captain and Test Match Special summariser Michael Vaughan on Twitter: "I do feel guilty for criticising Trott this week... I wasn't to know what he was going through and I can only comment on what I see..."

  75. 1023: 
    kevin Mirallas of Everton fouls Luis Suarez of Liverpool

    Everton forward Kevin Mirallas admits he thought he would be shown a red card for a knee-high tackle that caught Luis Suarez and none of the ball in Saturday's derby against Liverpool.

    The Belgium international, 26, told the Daily Telegraph and other national newspapers: "When I made the challenge the first thing I thought was that it was going to be a red card.

    "I was genuinely going for the ball but I know I caught him on the knee and I said sorry straight away.

    "I might have been OK because it was the derby, because in those matches there is always a lot of contact, a lot of tackles going in."

    Mirallas was only booked.

  76. 1015: 

    Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward pays tribute to club legend Bill Foulkes, saying: "Bill was a giant character in the post-war history of Manchester United.

    "He was a very gentle man, who I was privileged to meet on several occasions, including most memorably with his team-mates at the Champions League final in Moscow, 50 years after his heroics in the Munich air crash.

    "Bill's contribution over almost 700 games and nearly 20 years will never be forgotten. The thoughts of everyone at the club - directors, players, staff and fans - are with Bill's family."

  77. 1008: 
    Manchester United Bill Foulkes

    Former Manchester United forward Bill Foulkes dies at the age of 81, the club announces.

    The centre-back survived the Munich air crash to make 688 appearances for the club - a total only bettered by Ryan Giggs, Sir Bobby Charlton and Paul Scholes.

  78. 1004: 

    Liverpool defender Jose Enrique is not expected to return to action until February after having surgery on his right knee.

    The 27-year-old Spaniard has not played since coming off the bench in the 4-0 win over Fulham on 9 November.

    His absence leaves on-loan Aly Cissokho as the club's only recognised left-back, although right-back Glen Johnson has been deployed there in the past.


    Greg: There is only one thing that matters here and that is Trotty's health. The ashes pale into insignificance compared to health.

    Kieran Milward: Hope Trotty gets well soon but he should never have been selected in the first place if he wasn't in a good place.

    Stephen Jones: Two brilliant batsmen had to go home early in the last 10 years, need to stop piling on pressure as a nation it's hurting us.

    How big a blow is this news to England's chances of retaining the Ashes?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  80. 0959:  

    Angus Porter, Professional Cricketers' Association chief: "It's very sad and we will give all our help and offer support and guidance to Trotty. He will have access to medical support that we have.

    "I don't think it was a helpful comment from Warner but I don't think it's relevant to Jonathan's situation."

    Tweet us via the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  81. 0955:  
    Michael Vaughan, BBC Test Match SpecialYOUR CALL - JONATHAN TROTT

    Former England batsman Michael Vaughan: "I'm desperately sorry for him, he's made exactly the right decision. I think the hardest thing is that it's not visual. I don't know how long it's been going on but I criticised him in the second innings and you look back and I wish I hadn't now. I wish I'd have known he was going through troubles.

    "An Ashes series away from home is so pressurised. It's going to be a really tough ask to come back from this. It's certainly around the cricketing fraternity, we've seen a number of players come out and talk about it. It's a serious issue because it's not visual and they hide it away."


    Luke Sutton, retired ex-Derbyshire captain, who has battled depression himself during his cricket career: "David Warner wasn't to know but that's the point! Don't make comments on a fellow pro because you don't know what's going on. Very poor by him. Also just to add this is NOT a weakness, it is an ILLNESS. I hope the Aussie media get this point but I have very little faith they will.

    "Trotty is a quality person and player. I wish him all the best and I'm sure he'll get the proper help & support from good people. That's why David Warner should feel ashamed of his comments on a fellow pro. And that is exactly why people should think before making irresponsible comments about a player's form and mental state!"

  83. 0946:  
    England coach Andy Flower

    England team director Andy Flower has explained the background behind batsman Jonathan Trott's decision to leave the Ashes tour because of a stress-related condition.

    Trott has been struggling for form recently and scored just 19 runs in two innings in England's crushing defeat in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba.

    Flower denied the decision had anything to do with Australian batsman David Warner's comments that Trott looked "poor and weak" during the first Test.

  84. 0940:  
    Marcus Trescothick

    Former England batsman Marcus Trescothick: "I'm sure that gradually the players and the management would have got a bit more of an understanding about it. I think when you're in that state of mind, you get very good at hiding these type of things and you don't want people to know until it's almost to a point where you have to tell people. Everyone is different in that fact.

    "It [depression and stress] is debilitating, it grinds you down and just gets to you non-stop. There's no hiding place from it, it's 24/7. He's got to just take a bit of time to get back on track and get back happy again."


    Sean Calfe: Got to wish Trott all the best and a full recovery. Made the right decision if he can't give 100 per cent.

    Jay: With Trott out, England's hopes now rest on the trio of Cook, Bell & Root. Going to be a long tour.

    George Davis: We lost a very good player in Tresco a few years back to a similar illness, for Trott's sake I hope he just needs his own time.

    How big a blow is this news to England's chances of retaining the Ashes?

    Tweet us via #bbcsportsday

    You can GET INVOLVED with BBC Radio 5 live's 'Your Call' this morning, telephone 0500 909 693 (UK only) or via Twitter @bbc5live

  86. 0934:  

    Former cricketer Jeremy Snape, who also has a Masters degree in sports psychology: "If you just look at global statistics, there are 350 million people suffering and if you take those down into that elite population that are under incredible stress, you can only assume it is the same [percentage] or more.

    "These people are operating in extreme pressure and need extreme support to make sure these things don't happen but, when they do, they need the courage and professional support from a clinical level."

    You can get involved with 'Your Call' this morning, telephone 0500 909 693 (UK only) or via Twitter @bbc5live

  87. 0929:  

    Former England batsman Marcus Trescothick: "I can totally relate to how he's feeling because it was only back in 2006 and 2007 that I did exactly the same thing [left an overseas tour].

    "That would have been a horrible decision for him to make - to look at the facts of what the consequences of talking about these things for the first time and then making that decision to come home would have been an awful thing for Jonathan to go through.

    "I'm sure he's not feeling great and I'm sure he's not in the right frame of mind but he's definitely made the right decision to take a bit of time off and get out of the pressure cooker for a bit and just sort of relax and get things right."


    Jonathan Trott has returned from England's tour of Australia with a stress related illness and will take a break from cricket for the foreseeable future and will take no further part in the tour.

    How big a blow is this news to England's chances of retaining the Ashes?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  89. 0921:  
    Matthew Hoggard

    Former England bowler Matthew Hoggard: "If you know that people are suffering and you're not going to take them then you could be losing half your team because I don't think it's just an isolated incident. You look at the well documented ones - Marcus Trescothick, Andrew Flintoff, Steven Harmison of my era then I'm sure there's so many more."

    You can get involved with 'Your Call' this morning, telephone 0500 909 693 (UK only) or via Twitter @bbc5live

  90. 0917:  

    Dr Steve Peters, snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan's sports psychiatrist: "The first thing I would like to say it is helpful when people talk openly about it.

    "Your first port of call is your GP and if they think it is a serious condition it is up to them to refer it on. These conditions are treatable."

  91. 0912:  

    New Zealand cricketer Iain O'Brien: "It is a horrible place to be. A lot of people will see this as the easy option for Jonathan Trott but it is the harder option as he is leaving his mates.

    "In the cricket circles attitudes to this has changed dramatically. I'm not sure it has changed in other industries outside of sport."

    You can get involved with 'Your Call' this morning, telephone 0500 909 693 (UK only) or via Twitter via @bbc5live

  92. 0908:  

    If your missed former England batsman Marcus Trescothick's interview on BBC 5 live Breakfast earlier you can listen to it again via the website.

    "There is no hiding place from it it's 24/7, your mind is an amazing machine that people are trying to struggle with all the time."

    You can get involved with 'Your Call' this morning, telephone 0500 909 693 (UK only) or through Twitter via @bbc5live

  93. 0903:  
    Jonathan Trott

    Bringing you completely up-to-date, England's Jonathan Trott has left the Ashes tour of Australia because of a long-standing stress-related condition.

    Batsman Trott scored 19 runs in two innings during England's first Test defeat and struggled against the bowling of Mitchell Johnson.

    "I don't think it is right that I'm playing knowing that I'm not 100%," said the 32-year-old.

    England coach Andy Flower added: "He needs time away from this environment and time with his family."

  94. 0902: 
    Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel brought the F1 season to a close on Sunday afternoon with victory in an action-packed Brazilian Grand Prix.

    He controlled the race despite a scare caused by a pit-stop mix-up to equal a record of nine consecutive F1 victories set by Alberto Ascari in 1953.

    Mark Webber made it a Red Bull one-two in his last F1 race after a battle with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in third.

    Webber celebrated by taking his helmet off to enjoy the crowd's cheers on the slowing-down lap.

  95. 0854:  

    Coming up on BBC Radio 5 live from 09:00 GMT 'Your Call' will continue to look at the impact of Jonathan Trott's exit from the Ashes with a stress related illness.

    Former England bowler Matthew Hoggard on 5 live Breakfast: "There are lots of different elements that accumulate and it gets on top of you. If you're doing well you can keep on top of it but if you're not then it impacts on you.

    "I don't think it is an isolated incident and I'm sure there are so many more. I think the reason that cricket is coming out more is because of the length of the matches and the time you're away from home. It impacts on you and it's stressful.

    "It is an illness and it is a proven illness."

  96. 0843:  
    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special in AustraliaCRICKET - JONATHAN TROTT REACTION

    "You only really, if you are honest, have to look at the way Jonathan Trott bats to see that he is an anxious individual. This process that he goes through before he starts every innings, he is clearly quite an uptight individual.

    "However, I don't think anyone on the tour other than his friends, the players and the support group within the England camp had any idea that this would happen.

    "It is a huge blow for Jonathan and we all wish him well. It is a hammer blow for this team as they try to get this series back on track after that resounding defeat in the first Test."

    Kevin Mirallas and Luis Suarez

    A trio of debatable refereeing decisions played a huge part in the Premier League weekend, but were the officials right or wrong?

    Everton's gripping draw with Liverpool, Stoke's revitalising win against Sunderland and Cardiff's rousing match with Premier League champions Manchester United were all influenced by questionable calls from the officials.

    What do you think? Should referees be held to account after the match? What do you think needs to happen for these key decisions to be made correctly?

    Tweet us via #bbcsportsday or comment via our Facebook page.

  98. 0837: 

    We'll now turn our attention to other sports headlines making the news this morning. Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has admitted he was at fault when he kicked out at Jordon Mutch during during Sunday's 2-2 draw against Cardiff.

    Referee Neil Swarbrick opted to book the 28-year-old rather than show him a red card for the first-half incident.

    "Just watched game back. I agree mine was bad tackle and ref dealt with it," Rooney tweeted.

  99. 0832:  

    Former England batsman Marcus Trescothick: "There is no hiding place from it - it's 24/7. Your mind is an amazing machine that people are trying to struggle with all the time.

    "I can totally understand Jonathan's Trott's decision to leave to get back on track again. It would have been Jonathan's decision to keep going and keep fighting. You can try and turn things around and you have to allow the player to make that decision. But those problems can become too big and you need that break to get your mind back on track again.

    "I'd say to him take a bit of time and get away from it for a while. The ECB are fantastic, we have dealt with these problems before and we have a good set-up for these kind of things."

  100. 0828: 

    Former England batsman Nasser Hussain on Sky Sports: "No-one heard any whispers about it over here. You just don't know what is going on in someone's mind. It's obviously a highly stressful situation and it just tipped him over the edge. He was the glue that held England's batting line-up together.

    "This will come as a real shock to the team and everyone involved around the team. I think England were right to bring him, playing Test match cricket is tough, you have to give them the chance to play. He is one of the main players in this line-up for the past four years and Andy Flower had to give him that chance."


    Matt Edwards: So sad to hear of Trott having to leave the ashes tour due to stress. Such a great competitor for England, hope he's back soon.

    James Lockwood: Trott going home is a huge blow, not been in flying form but over the series could have got some very important runs.

    Oliver Viney: Trott leaving is clearly a blow as he his a quality player. But we can bring someone in who is better frame of mind to bat.

    GET INVOLVED using the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  102. 0823: 
    Jonathan Trott

    England coach Andy Flower on whether it was a mistake to bring Jonathan Trott on the Ashes tour: "Jonathan has had a very successful international batting career so far and has managed himself and this condition during that time. We have systems in place and personnel in place to support our squad members that might have struggled in different areas and those systems and individuals have always dealt with these situations successfully.

    "We had high hope Trotty would have a great tour. It hasn't worked out that way. Hopefully he will come back strong in the future."

  103. 0820: 

    Former England opener Marcus Trescothick: Not good news coming out of Australia this morning. Sad news, hope Trotty is ok.

  104. 0819:  
    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special in AustraliaCRICKET - JONATHAN TROTT REACTION

    "Inevitably people will point the finger at David Warner but clearly Jonathan Trott has been suffering with this for some time.

    "I don't think anyone on this tour had any idea that this would happen. It's a huge blow for Jonathan and it's a hammer blow for this team.

    "People have stresses in all of their lives but Jonathan Trott felt unable to carry on and if you watched him bat the other day he was clearly suffering and he needs time at home."


    Jonathan Trott has returned from England's tour of Australia with a stress-related illness and will take a break from cricket for the foreseeable future and will take no further part in the tour.

    How big a blow is this news to England's chances of retaining the Ashes?

  106. 0811: 

    England coach Andy Flower on whether David Warner's "weak and poor" comments had any bearing on Jonathan Trott's decision to leave the tour: "That would be inaccurate. Jonathan has been struggling with this condition for quite a while. We have been on tour for about a month and he has had his ups and downs through that month and it is not directly related to that. I would also say players commenting to fellow professionals in the media is disrespectful and I think on this occasion he has got that horribly wrong.

    "We set different standards to that and one of the reasons we don't like commenting is because we don't know what is going on in their dressing room, in their private lives."

  107. 0808:  
    Mark Pougatch, BBC Radio 5 live in AustraliaCRICKET - JONATHAN TROTT REACTION

    "He's on his way home and I believe he is already almost home now. People will be aware of what David Warner said about Jonathan Trott saying that he looked "poor and weak". People are saying over here that it has echoes of Marcus Trescothick during the 2006-07 Ashes tour."

  108. 0804: 

    Hugh Morris, managing director of England Cricket, said: "Jonathan Trott is an incredibly talented cricketer who has proven himself time and time again for England.

    "The cricket side of things is unimportant now, all that matters is that Jonathan is given the time, support and space he needs to recover. We fully support his decision to leave the tour and the ECB will provide all the assistance we can to help Jonathan and his family though this period."

  109. 0800: 
    Jonathan Trott

    England batsman Jonathan Trott has returned from the Ashes tour of Australia with a stress-related illness.

    The 32-year-old will take a break from cricket for the foreseeable future and will take no further part in the tour.

    Trott said: "I don't feel it is right that I'm playing knowing that I'm not 100% and I cannot currently operate at the level I have done in the past.

    "My priority now is to take a break from cricket so that I can focus on my recovery. I want to wish my team-mates all the very best for the remainder of the tour."

    Wayne Rooney and Neil Swarbrick

    Good morning sports fans and welcome to Monday's Sportsday.

    Following an action-packed weekend of Premier League football, we'll bring you all of the reaction.

    With the opening Ashes Test already completed in Australia, with the hosts recording a 381-run victory in Brisbane, their captain Michael Clarke has been fined 20% of his match fee for warning England's James Anderson to expect a broken arm.

    We'll also have team news ahead of tonight's Premier League clash between West Brom and Aston Villa as well as Tuesday's Champions League previews, with Chelsea and Arsenal both in action.

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