Sportsday Live - Saturday's sports news as it happened

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2. England secure series in thriller

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England crash out of World Cup on penalties

England go out of the Women's World Cup by losing a penalty shoot-out 4-3 to France in the quarter-finals in Germany.

The match finished 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra-time, before misses in the shoot-out from Claire Rafferty and captain Faye White handed victory to France.

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0000: That's it for Saturday's edition of Sportsday Live, which will resume on Sunday at 0800 BST

2341: FOOTBALL - Some interesting stories in Sunday's gossip column, including Tottenham's plans to offer striker Jermain Defoe plus £5m in exchange for Sunderland's Asamoah Gyan.

2311: CRICKET - West Indies end day four of the third test with India on 224-6, a lead of 81. You can see the full scorecard and report on the BBC Sport website.

2259: ROWING - World Cup Rowing from Lucerne is live tomorrow from 0915 BST on red button and the BBC Sport website (UK only), with highlights on BBC2 on Monday at 1300.

2250: FOOTBALL - Germany coach Silvia Neid admits her side were "off colour" as they .

2236: CRICKET - West Indies batsman Kirk Edwards hits a century on debut as they fight to save the third test with India in Dominica.

2214: FOOTBALL - Major shock in the Women's World Cup as hosts and reigning champions Germany knocked out by Japan.

2206: FOOTBALL - Substitute Fred struck in the final minute as Brazil came from behind to draw 2-2 with Paraguay in Group B at the Copa America.

2200: FOOTBALL - Japan take the lead against hosts Germany as Karina Maruyama slots home from a tight angle. Just 12 minutes left for Germany to fight back.

2157: FOOTBALL - Germany and Japan still goalless at the end of the first period of extra-time of their quarter-final.

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2154: GOLF - Golfer Chris Wood on Twitter after his playing partners pulled out of the disrupted Scottish Open: "If anyone fancies a knock tomorrow at 7am in Inverness join me as Tongchai and Soren Hansen have left the building!!! #playingonmyown"

2149: ATHLETICS - Former Olympic 100m champion Justin Gatlin continues his comeback from a four-year doping ban with victory in Madrid, running 10.10 seconds.

2136: FOOTBALL - In the Women's World Cup quarter-final, Germany and Japan will face extra-time after a goalless 90 minutes.

2132: TENNIS - Andy and Jamie Murray put Great Britain in control of their Davis Cup tie but elsewhere Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic and his Serbian partner Nenad Zimonjic were beaten by Swedish pair Simon Aspelin and Robert Lindstedt.

2128: GYMNASTICS - Hannah Whelan successfully defends her senior all-around title at the Women's British Championships in front of her home crowd in Liverpool.

2120: FOOTBALL - While manager Hope Powell admits she could be ready to move on and tells "Within the FA we are looking at something, hopefully that will come to fruition."

2117: FOOTBALL - England goalscorer Jill Scott tells "You can't practice taking a penalty in a quarter-final."

2107: GOLF - Scottish Open tournament director Peter Adams tells "We do have the option to continue into Monday - we certainly have the golf course available to use."

2047: CRICKET - An unbeaten knock of 54 from 48 balls from Northants batsman Johan Botha sees his side pick up a seven-wicket win over Derbyshire in the Friends Life T20.

2038: FOOTBALL - In tonight's other Women's World Cup quarter final, Germany and Japan are goalless at half-time.

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2035: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan in Leverkusen on Twitter: "England manager Hope Powell says she would consider another role in FA after defeat by France on penalties."

2019: CRICKET - West Indies reach 116-3 in their second innings at tea on the fourth day of the third Test against India at Windsor Park, they still trail by 27 runs and you can follow the live scores on BBC Sport website.

2010: GOLF - Colin Montgomerie after weather ended the day's play at the Scottish Open: "This is extreme, incredible, just freak conditions, end of the world stuff."

1958: GOLF - Confirmation that play for the day at the Scottish Open has been called off. They will resume tomorrow morning and you can follow the action on BBC Sport online.

1955: FOOTBALL - Stoke chairman Peter Coates tells talkSPORT the club are negotiating moves for Carlton Cole and Jonathan Woodgate, saying: "It's work in progress but we're taking a risk. We hope we'll be able to do something."

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Faye White missed the final spot-kick

1950: FOOTBALL - of another penalty shoot-out defeat for England is now online. More reaction to follow.

1942: GOLF - Play at the Scottish Open is postponed once more.

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1939: BREAKING FOOTBALL - France substitute Eugenie Le Sommer slots home to leave England captain Faye White needing to score. She hits the crossbar and England crash out.

1938: FOOTBALL - Sonia Bompastor scores and Claire Rafferty drags her shot wide to level the scores at 3-3.

1937: FOOTBALL - Gaetane Thiney scores for France but Casey Stoney drives into the roof of the net. England 3-2 up.

1935: FOOTBALL - Elise Bussaglia scores for France to equalise but Karen Carney restores England's lead.

1932: FOOTBALL - Karen Bardsley saves Camille Abily's opening penalty for France, while Kelly Smith buries hers to put England 1-0 up.

1930: FORMULA 1 - Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has told BBC Sport the chances of Lewis Hamilton joining the team are "slim to none". You can watch the interview on the Inside F1 programme on the BBC News Channel at 1945 BST.

1928: FOOTBALL - 1-1 at the end of extra-time in Leverkusen. England go to penalties against France in the World Cup quarter-final.

1911: FOOTBALL - The first period of extra-time ends with no further goals. England have 15 minutes to find a winner or face penalties.

1904: BASEBALL - Derek Jeter becomes the first New York Yankee to reach 3,000 career hits with a home run in the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays.

1856: GOLF - Play is set to finally resume at the Scottish Open at 1930 BST. You can watch live coverage on the BBC red button and the BBC Sport website.

1851: FOOTBALL - Extra-time looms in Leverkusen after England draw 1-1 with France.

1849: CRICKET - Captain Alastair Cook: "To play like that under the pressure of a deciding game was pleasing. We are a long way off being where we want to be, but this is a step in the right direction. You don't score runs to prove your critics wrong, you score runs to win games for England."

1847: CRICKET - England batsman Jonathan Trott speaking after the thrilling defeat of Sri Lanka: "There is a lot of belief in the changing room. The fact we managed to beat Sri Lanka in this series is a feather in our cap."

1844: FOOTBALL - France level in the 88th minute as Elise Bussaglia curls past Karen Bardsley and in off the post. All set for extra-time, and you can follow live text commentary on the BBC website.

1840: FOOTBALL - England still lead in Leverkusen and are six minutes away from a World Cup semi-final.

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1835: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Nigel Adderley in Leverkusen on Twitter: "Jill Scott's goal was the 600th in World Cup history and England's first in the knock-out stages #bbcfootball #wwc #wwc2011"

1832: FORMULA 1 - McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh believes his drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton can still produce at Silverstone tomorrow despite a poor qualifying session. He says: "

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1824: BREAKING CRICKET - Jade Dernbach takes the final two wickets in quick succession to give England victory by 16 runs. They win the Natwest series 3-2.

1819: CRICKET - Another twist at Old Trafford as Suraj Ranjiv is ran out for a duck leaving Sri Lanka requiring 23 to win from 13 balls.

Jill Scott
Jill Scott has now scored twice in this World Cup

1816: FOOTBALL - Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty will miss the start of the season .

1814: FOOTBALL - Everton midfielder Jill Scott puts England 1-0 up in their quarter-final with France with a lob from the edge of the area.

1810: CYCLING - Thor Hushovd on his surprising lead at the head of the Tour de France: "It takes a lot of energy out of you to always be up there and defending the jersey so I really did not believe I could manage this today."

1800: CRICKET - A brilliant partnership between Jeevan Mendis and Angelo Matthews has turned the fifth one-day international on its head at Old Trafford. England looked strong favourites when they posted 268-9 on a pitch expected to be a difficult batting track, especially when Sri Lanka slipped to 29-3 in reply. However, they now need 50 to win off 38 balls.

1752: CRICKET - Derbyshire lose three early wickets in their t20 match against Northamptonshire and are 22-3 after five overs. You can follow the latest score on the BBC Sport website and on local radio.

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1745: FOOTBALL - England 0-0 France at half-time in the quarter-final of the Women's World Cup. Watch live coverage on the BBC Sport wesbite

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1740: BREAKING FOOTBALL - Celtic have signed Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama from Belgian side Germinal Beerschot for an undisclosed fee.

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1735: GOLF - BBC Sport's Andrew Cotter on Twitter: "Amazing misfortune for Scottish Open. Other parts of Scotland apparently enjoying a very pleasant day. I'm happy for them."

1728: CYCLING - Juan Mauricio Soler has been moved from Switzerland to northern Spain to continue his recovery from the serious bike crash that led to him being placed in an induced coma.

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1722: BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan on Twitter: "France looking very good on the ball so far. England need to keep it."

1715: RUGBY LEAGUE - A hat-trick from Ben Galea helped Hull KR ease past Super League bottom club Crusaders at The Racecourse Ground.

1710: RUGBY LEAGUE - Wigan regain top spot in Super League with victory over Harlequins at The Stoop in which the hosts had three first-half tries disallowed.

1705: GOLF - as the Scottish Open faces becoming a washout.

1653: FOOTBALL - Watch live coverage of England's quarter-final against France at the Women's World Cup on the BBC Sport website.

1650: DISABILITY SPORT - Britain's Ellie Simmonds gets silver in the S6 100m freestyle, missing out on gold by .14 of a second to Dutch swimmer Mirjam de Koning-Peper at the IPC European Championships.

1645: TENNIS - speaking after his Davis Cup doubles victory with brother Jamie against Laurent Bram and Mike Vermeer of Luxembourg:"We played a lot better second and third set so it was a good win. Gilles Muller plays very well on indoor courts so it should be a tough singles match on Sunday."

1640: CYCLING - Thor Hushovd remains just a second ahead of Cadel Evans in the overall standings of the Tour de France. Frank Schleck is in third place with David Millar the leading British rider in ninth. Mark Cavendish is down in 113th place despite his two stage wins, over 25 minutes back on Hushovd.

1637: ATHLETICS - Jamaica's Asafa Powell is among the athletes to watch as the Diamond League heads to Birmingham on Sunday. Watch live from 1630 BST on BBC Red Button and 1730 on BBC2 - all on the BBC Sport website (UK users only).

1629: GOLF - Eight players who have little chance of surviving the cut withdraw from the Scottish Open after lengthy rain delay.

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1624: Cycling weekly on Twitter: "Geraint Thomas finished in Hushovd/Contador/Evans group today; David Millar at 26sec and slips to 9th overall, 19sec behind Hushovd."

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1620: BBC Sport's golf correspondent Iain Carter on Twitter: "More rain coming in Scotland!! Tee off now 7pm!! Yippee!!!

1613: FOOTBALL - England team news: England recall skipper Faye White and Fara Williams for France match, while Rachel Yankey also keeps her place. Watch the game live on BBC Two and online from 1650 BST.

1605: CYCLING - Team Movistar rider Rui Da Costa of Portugal wins the eighth stage of the Tour De France, fighting off a late surge from Belgian Philippe Gilbert. Thor Hoshovd retains the overall lead in the competition.

1600: TENNIS - Andy and Jamie Murray secure a 7-5 6-2 6-0 Davis Cup win over Mike Vermeer and Laurent Bram at the Braehead Arena. Great Britain take a 2-1 lead into Sunday's singles matches and there will be a full report to follow on BBC Sport.

1555: FOOTBALL - Midfielder Darren Fletcher will miss Manchester United's pre-season tour of the United States as he continues his rehabilitation from a virus. Midfielder Darron Gibson and keeper Tomasz Kuszczak also miss out - but not because of injury or illness.

1551: MODERN PENTATHLON - Britain's Jamie Cooke sets a new long-course world record for modern pentathlon in the 200 metre swim at the World Cup Final in London.

1547: CYCLING - Team Astana rider Alexandre Vinokourov has broken clear of the peloton and is in pursuit of the leading riders. He could take the yellow jersey from Thor Hushovd having started the day 32 seconds adrift.

1545: HORSE RACING - Jockey Hayley Turner becomes only the second woman to win a Group One race as she earns victory on 7-1 chance Dream Ahead in the July Cup at Newmarket.

1543: NETBALL - New Zealand ended England's hopes of victory at the World Championship with a 49-34 victory in the semi-final in Singapore earlier today, Sky Sports reports. The Silver Ferns will face Australia in the final, aiming to repeat October's Commonwealth Games final victory. Meanwhile, Wales pipped Fiji to ninth place with a 62-47 win.

1537: MOTORCYCLING -Max Biaggi claims pole position for Sunday's World Superbike round at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic, with Leon Camier the fastest British rider in seventh.

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1535: BREAKING FOOTBALL - Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner and goalkeeper Manuel Almunia are in talks with other clubs over moves away from the Emirates,

1530: TENNIS - Jamie Murray saves a break point and holds before the brothers break Mike Vermeer for a third time in the match to take the second set 6-2.

1525: CYCLING - Tejay Van Garderen leads Rui Da Costa as they reach the summit of their climb, the two are out on their own with less than 25km to go of stage eight.

1515: TENNIS - Luxembourg's 18-year-old Mike Vermeer is broken as the Murray brothers take a 4-2 lead in the second set of their Davis Cup tie.

1512: CYCLING - The peloton close the gap on the leaders to under two minutes as they raise their average speed to over 60kmph at the foot of the category two climb.

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1507: BBC Sport golf correspondent Iain Carter on Twitter: "No golf now in Scottish Open until 5pm at the earliest."

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1500: CRICKET - Sri Lanka begin their pursuit of England's 268-9 in the fifth one-day international at Old Trafford. Follow Jonathan Stevenson's live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

1458: TENNIS - A backhand down the line from Andy Murray gives Great Britain the first set 7-5 in the Davis Cup in Glasgow.

1454: TENNIS - The Murray brothers are underway in the third rubber between Great Britain and Luxembourg in the Davis Cup Glasgow. The match is with serve so far as Britain lead 5-4 in the first set. You can follow live text commentary on the official website.

1450: HORSE RACING - Tactician (17-2), owned by the Queen, wins the John Smith's Silver Cup at York for jockey Eddie Ahern and trainer Michael Bell. All the latest racing results.

1447: CYCLING -Tour de France: the riders are approaching a stern climb of 1444m to the summit of Col de la Croix Saint-Robert, so expect the climbers to make up time.

1444: FOOTBALL - Midfielder Jack Collison confirms he is in discussions over a new deal at West Ham after being linked with a move elsewhere this summer, report Sky Sports.

1438: FORMULA 1 - Sebastian Vettel on his qualifying performance at the British Grand Prix: "It was a difficult session because when it rains here it's difficult to see where it's wet or damp. In the end it was dry, although it was a shame we couldn't get the second run in because I would have liked to have challenged Mark. But despite all the talk coming into qualifying it's good to see we can still produce competitive lap times."

1435: FORMULA 1 -Mark Webber on claiming pole at the British Grand Prix: "I've always enjoyed driving here [Silverstone]. But that was a very mixed session for all of us, even yesterday with all the rain, so it was a question of not being caught out. At the end I'm very happy with the job we did."

1429: CYCLING - As the leaders approach the final 60km of today's 189km stage eight of the Tour de France, Christophe Riblon heads a group of nine riders who have opened up a four-minute lead on the peloton. You can follow live text commentary on the official website.

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Trott was England's top scorer with 72 at Old Trafford

1425: FOOTBALL - Bayern Munich are unhappy with the price tag Manchester City have placed on defender Jerome Boateng, report Setanta. The German international only moved to Eastlands 12 months ago from Hamburg for £11m, but City are believed to want £17m for him.

1419: CRICKET -England make 268-9 from their 50 overs in the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka at Old Trafford. Jonathan Trott top scores with 72, and Eoin Morgan made 56. Suraj Randiv took 5-42 for Sri Lanka.

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1416: BBC Sport golf correspondent Iain Carter at the Scottish Open, on Twitter: "Rain lashing again. Start time back to 4pm. But I still love it here and determined to have a highland holiday soon....."

1414: GOLF - No play on Saturday until at least 1600 BST in the - when half of the field will hope to complete their second rounds. But the threat of more rain and thunderstorms could lead to the entire third day's play being wiped out.

1410: FOOTBALL - Barcelona have made an offer to sign Neymar after the Club World Cup, ESPNsoccernet understands. Santos reportedly want the player to remain in Brazil until after December's tournament in Japan so Barca have agreed to wait until January to beat a number of other clubs to his signature.

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1405: BBC Sport F1 reporter Sarah Holton Twitter: "Big smiles from Paul di Resta who has done well to take sixth for Force India. The team's best qualifying performance of 2011 #bbcf1"

1400: FORMULA 1 - Red Bull's Mark Webber on pole for British Grand Prix; Sebastian Vettel second; Fernando Alonso third. Britain's Jenson Button fifth, Paul Di Resta sixth and Lewis Hamilton 10th.

1351: FOOTBALL - Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner not included in squad list for their pre-season tour of Asia.

1345: FORMULA 1 - Ferrari's Felipe Massa is fastest in the second part of qualifying for the British Grand Prix. The seven drivers to get knocked out are Adrian Sutil, Sergio Perez, Michael Schumacher, Vitaly Petrov, Rubens Barrichello, Nick Heidfeld and Heikki Kovalainen.

1335: FOOTBALL - German league side Schalke 04 have said they are willing to help accommodate FC Twente if the Dutch league runners-up need a new ground after their stadium roof collapsed last week, report AFP.

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1330: BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter: "Pentathlon 2012 test event is now 35 mins behind schedule after fencer crashed into scoring apparatus. This'll be why we needed a test event."

1325: FORMULA 1 - Red Bull's Mark Webber is fastest in the first part of qualifying for the British Grand Prix. The seven drivers to get knocked are Jaime Alguersuari, Sebastien Buemi, Timo Glock, Jarno Trulli, Jerome D'Ambrosio, Tonio Liuzzi and Daniel Ricciardo.

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1320: BBC Sport's Sarah Holt on Twitter: "Alonso takes a rather bumpy ride over the gravel & grass after losing control of his Ferrari coming out of Brooklands."

1305: ROWING - Great Britain pair Andy Hodge and Pete Reed have won their semi-final at the World Cup regatta in Lucerne but arch-rivals New Zealand were three seconds faster in the other semi, which does not bode well if GB are to overturn their run of 12 successive defeats to the Kiwis. You can watch the finals live on the BBC Red Button and our website (UK only) on Sunday from 0915 BST. Hodge and Reed spoke to BBC Sport earlier this week about the challenges ahead.

1300: FORMULA 1 - Qualifying begins at Silverstone for Sunday's British Grand Prix

1245: FOOTBALL - Goals from Gary Hooper and Charlie Mulgrew hand Celtic their first pre-season victory - a 2-0 win over Perth Glory - but it comes as a cost with Beram Kayal going off injured with a facial knock.

1240: BOXING - The Klitschko brothers' total domination of the heavyweight division is set to come to and end on 27 August in Germany as mandatory challenger Ruslan Chagaev takes on undefeated Russian Alexander Povetkin for the vacant WBA title.

Wladimir, who defeated David Haye to claim the belt just one week ago, is to be elevated to 'super' champion status, making room for another heavyweight champion to be crowned.

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1230: Golfer Graeme McDowell on Twitter: "Just been informed by the European Tour that we will be playing only 54 holes this week at the Scottish Open. Course is in bad shape."

1225: RUGBY UNION - The Reds beat the Crusaders 18-13 in the Super 15 final with scrum-half Will Genia producing a moment of opportunistic brilliance to score a 65-metre try.

1219: BOXING - WBA middleweight super champion Felix Sturm has confirmed his rematch with Matthew Macklin for a date in November after calling for the Irishman to settle their dispute like "men."

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1211: FORMULA 1 - Qualifying for Sunday's British Grand Prix has begun. Follow live on the BBC Sport website.

1205: FOOTBALL - Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers says he is looking to add another three or four players to his squad following Friday's signing of Jose Moreira from Benfica.

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1155: FORMULA 1 - on a rule change that has caused a row between Red Bull and McLaren at the British Grand Prix.

1145: OLYMPICS -South Africa is ready to host an Olympic Games after last year's successful football World Cup, says International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge.

1138: FOOTBALL - The Press Association is reporting that West Ham striker Carlton Cole has flown out to Switzerland amid claims he is close to a return to the Premier League with Stoke.

1134: CRICKET - England are 80-0 with 11 overs gone in the final one-day international against Sri Lanka which is being played at Old Trafford.

1130: RUGBY UNION - The Reds trail the Crausaders 6-7 at half-time in the Super 15 final.

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1123: England cricketer Stuart Broad on Twitter: "Gutted not to be playing today but taking full advantage of being told to get my feet up!!"

1118: CYCLING - Bradley Wiggins is set to undergo surgery on Monday after crashing out of the Tour de France and suffering a broke collarbone, said Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford.

1112: BASKETBALL - China's first basketball superstar 7ft 6ins Yao Ming has retired at the age of 30 after injury problems.

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1102: FORMULA 1 - Red Bull's championship-leading driver Sebastian Vettel is fastest in third practice at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone with a time of 1 minute 31.401 seconds. McLaren's British duo of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton are sixth and 13th respectively.

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1055: BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew at England v Sri Lanka, on Twitter: "1st over ball spun sharply. 2nd over, ball shot along the ground....good toss to win. Should be a low scoring game"

1050: OLYMPICS - IOC President Jacques Rogge says he would be "delighted" if the United States decides to bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics, reports Associated Press. New York failed in a bid for the 2012 Games and Chicago was eliminated in the first round of voting for the 2016 Olympics.

1047: RUGBY UNION - The Super 15 final between the Reds and Crusaders kicks off in Brisbane.

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1044: FOOTBALL - Italian World Cup-winning captain FabioCannavaro has announced his retirement after doctors said the 38-year-old's injured knee would not allow him to keep playing. Cannavaro spent last season at Dubai club Al Ahli, where he will remain as a technical adviser.

1042: CRICKET -Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan: "These conditions might suit us more than England, there should be a little bit of spin and we'll try to make the most of it. We want to put some pressure on England with early wickets and peg them back if we can."

1042: CRICKET - England captain Alastair Cook: "It looks like a wicket that you'd like to bat first on, but the toss doesn't matter, it's what you do with it. It's going well for me personally, but it's how you set the team up that is important. We don't really know how the pitch is going to play, no. Samit's come in for Stuart because we think it's going to spin."

1037: BBC Sport journalist Liam McLeod on Twitter: "They're hoping to get some golf played here today, but, this is the first... #ScottishOpen http://t.co/ju0BqRf"

1034: CRICKET -Sri Lanka make two changes for the match against England, one enforced. The injured Suranga Lakmal was replaced by his fellow seamer Dhammika Prasad, and debutant batsman Dimuth Karunaratne came in for Thilina Kandamby.

1027: CRICKET - England win the toss and elect to bat at Old Trafford.

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1026: CRICKET - Live text commentary of the fifth one-day match between England and Sri Lanka from Old Trafford now on the BBC Sport website, courtesy of Jonathan Stevenson. Live - England v Sri Lanka

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1021: CRICKET - Official confirmation from Old Trafford that Stuart Broad has been left out of the England team to play Sri Lanka in the fifth and decisive one-day match. He is replaced by left-arm spinner Samit Patel.

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1019: BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew on Twitter: "Will leave proper judgement till it's all finished. Worried about state of square. Wet and very uneven/temporary. Broad out for Patel"

1015: FOOTBALL - Manager Roy Hodgson has reiterated that he is confident of keeping striker Peter Odemwingie at West Brom, reports Sky Sports. Odemwingie was the Baggies' leading scorer with 15 goals last season and has been the subject of speculation linking him with a move away from The Hawthorns.

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1009: Scottish Open joint leader Graeme McDowell on Twitter: "Golf course a mess here in Scotland. There has been a landslide on one of the holes and all sorts. Finishing round 2 at 2pm earliest."

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Live - Korean Grand Prix qualifying

1004: FORMULA 1: Listen to Murray Walker commentate live on third practice at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

1000: FOOTBALL - West Ham manager Sam Allardyce tells the Sun that English football is suffering because children are not playing enough sport at school, blaming the Margaret Thatcher-led Conservative government for undermining the professional game. "Since Margaret Thatcher stopped teachers being paid extra money for coaching sports after school, all sporting activities have diminished on a competitive basis," he said. "Thatcher killed football, no doubt about it."

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0955: BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew on Twitter: "Here's a first. TMS broadcasting from the Lancs Committee Room. Even got our own balcony. http://twitpic.com/5nfp06"

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0950: FORMULA 1 - Follow the British Grand Prix from Silverstone via the BBC website.

0947: BBC Sport's Ollie Williams is at the modern pentathalon World Cup final at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Follow him on Twitter for updates.

0942: GOLF - Championship director Peter Adams said: "We're keeping the course closed until further notice, but are doing everything we can to make it playable and if we can ensure it is safe for everybody we will open later in the day. It's such a shame because we were on course to have 50,000 people for the week. It might even have got up to 60,000 and if we had done that in the first year here it would have been fantastic."

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0935: McLaren driver Jenson Button on Twitter: "Morning guys, finally the engine mapping regulations have been decided for the weekend 1hr before Practice3!! Let's get down to business ;-)"

0930: FOOTBALL - Manchester United will reward Mexican striker Javier Hernandez for his good form since joining the club last summer by opening talks over a new deal once they return from their pre-season tour of the United States next month, report the Times (subscription required).

0923: FOOTBALL - Sunderland boss Steve Bruce wants to make Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe his 11th summer signing and is preparing an £8m bid for the England international, report the Daily Mail.

0918: CYCLING - Radioshack have confirmed their American rider Chris Horner has pulled out of the Tour de France after he failed to recover from a crash during Friday's seventh stage, report Reuters. Horner, who won the Tour of California last May, is the second of four Radioshack leaders to abandon the race after Slovenian Janez Brajkovic pulled out after a crash on Wednesday.

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0913: BBC Sport's F1 reporter Sarah Holt on Twitter: "Bright & early Saturday morning and Nico Rosberg is signing autographs for fans http://twitpic.com/5nf8mk"

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Vettel takes on Top Gear challenge

0910: FORMULA 1 - Red Bull's championship-leading driver Sebastian Vettel will be the star in the reasonably priced car on Top Gear on Sunday 10 July. Here is a preview of his appearance on the show.

0905: WOMEN'S FOOTBALL - England midfielder Fara Williams on Saturday's quarter-final opponents France: "They're a very good side technically and difficult to play against, and after the 2007 World Cup they'll want revenge." England denied France a place in the 2007 World Cup in a qualifying play-off. The Guardian.

0858: FOOTBALL - Manchester United are ready to follow up their interest in Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri with a firm bid for the French international, report Caughtoffside.com. Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly willing to offer as much as £25m to secure the 24-year-old.

0852: CRICKET - England one-day skipper Alastair Cook says he will have no problem returning to the ranks under Andrew Strauss' captaincy in the Test format of the game, reports the Daily Express. "It's very clear how we will do it," said Cook. "It means I can concentrate hard on the captaincy and then go back into the ranks. It takes a lot out of you and having shorter periods gives you the chnace to refresh nicely."

0844: FOOTBALL - Fulham boss Martin Jol wants to sign Tottenham striker Robbie Keane as replacement for Andy Johnson, who is wanted by both QPR and West Ham, report Goal.com.

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0840: England's number one-ranked golfer Luke Donald on Twitter: "It's not everyday your courtesy car driver gets you stuck in a giant puddle and get towed out by a JCB! #Scotland #lovingthisweather"

0835: FORMULA 1 - The Daily Telegraph report that McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has his heart set on moving to Monaco from Switzerland. The 26-year-old has apparently put his name on a waiting list for an apartment in the Principality at the exclusive Roccabella building on Avenue Princesse Grace.

0830: FOOTBALL - With Chelsea fearing Michael Essien's knee injury could rule him out for the coming season, Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas is preparing to try and sign midfielder Joao Moutinho from former club Porto, report the Daily Mirror.

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0824: Former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris on Twitter: "Sad news about michael essien...1st day full training aswell..." "Sorry tweeps...heard he done his knee..cruciate... #sadtimes"

0819: CYCLING - Team Sky say they will attempt to regroup and win another stage at this year's Tour de France after team leader Bradley Wiggins pulled out of the event following a crash on Friday that resulted in him breaking his collar bone, report the Guardian. Regular updates on Saturday's Stage Eight will appear on Sportsday Live.

0814: GOLF - There will be no play in the Scottish Open before 1400 BST at the earliest on Saturday after torrential overnight rain caused flooding on the Castle Stuart links near Inverness. The tournament, joint led by Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell and Scottish pair Scott Jamieson and Peter Whiteford, is already behind schedule, with two stoppages yesterday meaning that half the 156-strong field had still to complete their second rounds. There is scheduled live coverage on BBC Two (1300-1430 BST) and BBC One (1430-1715 BST) on Saturday.

0809: WOMEN'S FOOTBALL - England take on France on Saturday in the quarter-final of the World Cup in Leverkusen, Germany. You can watch the match live on BBC Two and the BBC Sport website from 1700 BST.

0805: CRICKET - All-rounder Stuart Broad will be dropped for England's fifth and decisive one-day international against Sri Lanka at Old Trafford on Saturday. He will be replaced by either Ravi Bopara or Samit Patel, report the Daily Telegraph. Live ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 Long Wave & BBC Sport website.

0800: FORMULA 1 - The Times report that McLaren engineers worked through the night to build a completely new exhaust system for their car in time for Saturday's qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone after the FIA changed its ruling on the use of off-throttle blowing of the diffuser. McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh believes rivals Red Bull have been given an advantage by the rule change. You can watch qualifying on BBC One and the BBC Sport website from 1210 BST and you can listen to it on BBC 5 Live.

0800: Saturday's top three transfer stories so far:

Arsenal have agreed to sell midfielder Samir Nasri to Manchester City for £23m, report Sky Italia (in Italian).

Manchester City have made an approach to sign Athletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero after landing a record £400m sponsorship deal with Etihad airways, report the Times (subscription required).

Tottenham are ready to sign the 'new Didier Drogba' - Ivory Coast's sensational teenage striker Souleymane Coulibaly, report the Daily Mirror.

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