Sportsday - Thursday 25 September as it happened

Premier League news conferences, Luis Suarez returns, Ben Ainslie's USA win America's Cup, greatest comebacks in sport.

26 September 2013 Last updated at 17:59 GMT

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  1. 1858: 
    SPORTSDAY

    That it's for Sportsday. You can watch live coverage of England women's 2015 World Cup qualifier against Turkey at 1900 BST on BBC Three and online. Sportsday will be back at 0800 BST tomorrow morning.

  2. 1857: 
    GOLF

    Former Ryder Cup player Oliver Wilson boosted his chances of regaining his European Tour card by carding an 64 to sit in a five-way tie for the lead after the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

    Wilson made one eagle and six birdies in bright but windy conditions on Kingsbarns. Fellow Englishmen Tom Lewis and Richard McEvoy also shot a 64, along with Chile's Mark Tullo and Frenchman Alexandre Kaleka.

    The players alternate between Kingsbarns, St. Andrews and Carnoustie over the first three rounds.

  3. 1853: 
    FOOTBALL

    Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says he is not confident his former side will win the Premier League again this season.

    "I'm not confident that we are going to retain the title," said the 49-year-old Dane. "It's very competitive this year, I can accept if we don't win the table so long as we compete for it. If we are not there or thereabouts, I'll be worried - but I think we will be."

  4. 1848: 
    FOOTBALL

    Shane Duffy has joined Yeovil on an initial month-long loan from Everton. The 21-year-old central defender comes in as cover for the injured Liam Fontaine and suspended Byron Webster.

    "When we knew Shane was available for loan we immediately enquired about bringing him to Huish Park," said manager Gary Johnson. "This signing suits all parties and as always we are very grateful to Everton."

  5. 1842: 
    FOOTBALL

    Coventry City owner Joy Seppala says the club would only consider returning to their Ricoh Arena home if they have full control of the ground.

    The Sky Blues spent eight years as Ricoh tenants before ending a year-long rent row this summer by opting to move to Northampton. But Seppala insists the club would only return if they bought the stadium.

    "It would be crazy from a business perspective to go back to the Ricoh without full control," she said.

  6. 1835: 
    SPORTSDAY

    Sportsday, which rounds up the big sporting stories of the day, is live online and on the BBC News channel right now.

  7. 1827: 
    FOOTBALL

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is hopeful star striker Christian Benteke could return quicker than initially diagnosed.

    Lambert said on Tuesday that Belgium international Benteke faced up to six weeks on the sidelines with a hip injury sustained during the first half of Villa's 1-0 win at Norwich on Saturday.

    But today he said: "He is doing great. I think he will be back quicker. We'll have to wait and see. We've two games before the international break, which has probably come at the right time for him and for us."

  8. 1817: 
    FORMULA 1

    Australian Grand Prix promoters are confident they are on course to secure a fresh contract from 2016, following talks with F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend.

    "For the first time since the event came to Melbourne, we have reduced the cost from the previous year," Westacott told Autosport. "The cost to the taxpayer in 2012 was $56m (£32m), this year it was $50m (£29m). We grew revenue by $4m (£2.3m) and we cut expenditure by $2m (£1.2m). It is a great effort and Melbournians embrace the race. The event has a real place on the calendar."

  9. 1808: 
    WOMEN'S FOOTBALL

    England will not underestimate minnows Turkey when the teams meet in Thursday's World Cup qualifier, insists Lionesses midfielder Jill Scott.

    Turkey are 54 positions below 11th-place England in the world rankings. But Scott said: "We will not underestimate any team in our group and we know we are not entitled to win any game. We will go into the game the way we did against Belarus - focused on getting three points."

    You can watch live coverage of England v Turkey on BBC Three at 19:00 BST. How do you think England will perform? Leave your predictions on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  10. 1759: 
    WINTER OLYMPICS

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has completed an inspection of the Russian city of Sochi ahead of next year's Winter Games and declared that all the competition venues are ready.

    The IOC has also assessed that a Russian law banning "gay propaganda" does not violate its charter. Jean-Claude Killy, head of the IOC team in Sochi, said: "As long as the Olympic Charter is respected, we are satisfied. This is the case."

  11. 1751: 
    RUGBY LEAGUE

    Warrington restore half-back Richie Myler to the squad in place of Ben Evans as they look to reach a second Super League Grand Final in a row when they take on Huddersfield tonight at 20:00 BST.

    Tony Smith's side were beaten by Leeds Rhinos, who they defeated in their opening play-off game this term, in last year's Old Trafford showpiece.

    Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson has named the same squad that sealed victory against Hull FC in the last round.

  12. 1742: 
    COUNTY CRICKET

    BBC Sport's Brendon Mitchell: Dominic Sibley, aged 18 years and 21 days, who earlier became Surrey's youngest-ever centurion, has now scored a double century.

    Sibley, who was given permission by Whitgift School to miss four days of A-level studies to play against Division One runners-up Yorkshire, is the youngest player to score a double century in the Championship. He is now 211 not out, with Surrey 546-4, a lead of 112.

  13. 1735:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveBOXING
    Mike Tyson

    Former undisputed heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson will be one of the guests for a boxing special on BBC Radio 5 live tonight which starts at 20:00 BST. The segment will discuss the latest news as well as reaction to the postponement of the David Haye v Tyson Fury fight, which has been rescheduled for 8 February.

  14. 1726: 
    FORMULA 1

    The final cost of the project to bring Formula 1 to Russia at the Sochi Olympic Park has almost doubled while Pirelli insists only legal loose ends are preventing the announcement of a new tyre contract with F1 from 2014 onwards. Those stories and more in today's Formula 1 gossip column.

  15. 1716: 
    FOOTBALL

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce is crossing his fingers that talks with Sone Aluko over a new contract come to a positive conclusion soon.

    Aluko hit the national headlines last weekend when his stunning volley helped the Tigers seal a 3-2 win at Newcastle.

    "We'd like to tie something up with him but as we all know the Bosman ruling is a horrible thing against a football club, so we'll try and do our best and see if we can get him tied up," says Bruce.

  16. 1708: 
    FOOTBALL

    Ritchie Humphreys has been elected as the new chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association, taking over from Clarke Carlisle.

    "We congratulate Ritchie on his selection as chairman and feel sure his vast experience as a player and Management Committee member make him eminently suitable for the position," says PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor.

    "We look forward to working together in the future development of the PFA and also wish to thank Clarke Carlisle for his outstanding contribution to the PFA as a player, management committee member and Chairman and wish him every success in the future."

  17.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Andrew Priestley: The three teams we expected to fill the top three places (Man City, Chelsea & Man Utd) have had slow starts. Expect that to change.

    Anurag Bhide: Last season five teams picked up over 70 points. This time it may be six. But I don't think any team will pull clear at the top.

    Chris Parker: Thought Liverpool would be good but not this good, considering the fixtures Swansea are doing very well.

    Five games into the 2013/14 Premier League season, is the league shaping up as you expected? Which teams have surprised you? Do you think this will be the most open season in recent years? #bbcsportsday

  18. 1655: 
    FOOTBALL

    Wales Women begin their 2015 World Cup qualifying campaign on Thursday against Belarus at the Cardiff City Stadium (1900 BST).

    Belarus have already played one game in Group Six and suffered a 6-0 defeat at the hands of England in Bournemouth. Ukraine, Turkey and Montenegro are the other teams in the pool.

    "We're really positive with the group and the teams that we've got, there's no one I don't think we can get a result against," says midfielder Michelle Green.

    Live coverage will be on BBC Radio Wales and the BBC Sport website.

  19. 1647: 
    CRICKET - COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

    Worcestershire 163 a/o & 295 a/o Northamptonshire 202 a/o & 141 a/o - Worcestershire win by 115 runs

    Just a day after securing promotion to Division One of the County Championship for next season, Northants have suffered a 115-run defeat by Worcestershire at New Road. Set a target of 257, Northants were bowled out for 141, with Moeen Ali taking 6-77. The match saw 18 batsmen dismissed lbw, equalling the record for a Championship game.

  20. 1643: 
    BIRTHDAY
    Serena Williams

    American tennis player Serena Williams, who won the US Open earlier this month - her 17th Grand Slam title, turns 32 today.

  21. 1638: 
    FOOTBALL

    Allan Johnston calls on Kilmarnock fans to forget about the Celtic ticket row and get behind their team against the Hoops at Rugby Park on Saturday.

    The Ayrshire club upset their support by giving Parkhead season-ticket holders - but not their own fans - the chance to buy tickets for the Scottish Premiership game for £20 and reduced concession tickets on Tuesday only. The initiative also angered Celtic fans who had already purchased full-price tickets at £26.

    Johnston says: "At the end of the day we have to focus on the football, forget about all the stuff that has been going on because the important thing is the football."

  22. 1631: 
    ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

    1960: The first two games in football's League Cup were played, with Bristol Rovers taking on Fulham and West Ham meeting Charlton.

    1965: Franz Beckenbauer made his international debut for West Germany. The defender went on to become his country's most famous captain and won 102 caps.

  23. 1626: 
    FOOTBALL

    Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel is expected to be sidelined for up to six months after undergoing anterior cruciate ligament surgery on Thursday.

    The 20-year-old midfielder suffered the knee injury during the first half of the Capital One Cup match at Swindon on Tuesday evening.

  24. 1624: 
    FORMULA 1

    Caterham F1 Team have promoted Jody Egginton, currently operations director, to deputy technical director, working to Mark Smith.

    Performance director John Iley will broaden his role to include looking at future innovation that can be applied to the F1 team and all of Caterham's automotive and technological subsidiaries.

  25. 1621: 
    FOOTBALL

    Sleaford Town and Huntingdon Town have been thrown out of this season's FA Cup after their first qualifying round tie was abandoned after a mass brawl.

    Both clubs admitted charges relating to a failure to control their players and/or officials and/or supporters during the game on 14 September. The two sides were also fined £150 by the Football Association and warned about their future conduct.

    AFC Sudbury will now receive a walkover into the third qualifying round.

  26. 1619: 
    FOOTBALL
    Paolo Di Canio

    Sunderland caretaker boss Kevin Ball expects the Black Cats to work hard but has relaxed Paolo Di Canio's strict rules at the Stadium of Light, reports The Journal.

    Ball has declared a clean slate for the Sunderland players after the extraordinary reign of Di Canio, which featured bizarre rules including not being able to make eye contact with club staff on match days.

    He says: "If it's their time and they want to have a bit of a laugh, I'll let them do it. If it's my time and they want to have a bit of a laugh and it's right, I'll do it. But if I felt it was a time to work hard then I would say the same again. I would expect them to be just like that."

  27. 1611: 
    SERIE A ROUND-UP

    Roma maintained their perfect start to the Serie A season with a 2-0 win over Sampdoria.

    I Giallorossi finished sixth last season but have won five out of five since French manager Rudi Garcia took charge this summer. Mehdi Benatia and Gervinho, with his first for Roma, scored the goals.

    Elsewhere, Rafael Benitez's Napoli lost their 100% record as Sassuolo claimed their first ever Serie A point with a 1-1 draw at the Stadio San Paolo. Champions Juventus came from behind to defeat Chievo 2-1, while AC Milan drew 3-3 draw at Bologna.

  28. 1606: 
    RUGBY LEAGUE

    Hull FC's England second row Gareth Ellis retires from internationals, ruling him out of World Cup contention.

    A statement from Hull reads: "The 32-year-old second row has reached his decision following consultation with England coach Steve McNamara and officials at Hull FC, the club he captained to the Tetley's Challenge Cup final and Super League play-offs this summer."

    Ellis, who joined Hull FC at the end of last season following a successful four-year spell with Wests Tigers in the NRL, had been a contender for England selection this autumn but has opted to concentrate on his club career.

  29. 1601: 
    FOOTBALL

    Former BBC Radio 4 newsreader Charlotte Green admits she will be feeling nervous when she makes her debut reading the classified football results on Saturday.

    "It's something I'd always dreamt about as a child," says Green. "When I was six, I used to sit at the kitchen table and read the results out loud, much to the annoyance of my sister.

    Green, who supports Tottenham Hotspur, will begin reading the classifieds on BBC Radio 5 live and the World Service on 28 September, taking over from James Alexander Gordon.

  30. 1558: 
    CRICKET - COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

    Worcestershire 163 a/o & 295 a/o Northamptonshire (202 a/o) & 97-7

    From BBC Northampton's Chris Egerton: "Newly-promoted Northants will have a fight on their hands if they're to secure victory in their last game of the season on a pitch turning sharply. Worcestershire completed the afternoon session with Shaaiq Choudhry and Moeen Ali at both ends and they've taken three out of the four wickets to fall.

    "Northants haven't lost to anyone other than champions Lancashire in Division Two this season, but they haven't won without Trent Copeland in the side. One of those records is likely to be broken by tomorrow morning at the latest."

  31. 1550: 
    CRICKET - COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

    The third day of Glamorgan's County Championship match with Gloucestershire at Cardiff was a complete washout after steady rain and drizzle throughout the morning and afternoon.

    Umpires Rob Bailey and Steve Garratt called play off for the day at 15:00 BST after the players took an early tea. Glamorgan were due to resume their first innings on 271 for nine, four runs behind Gloucestershire's 275 all out.

  32. 1547: 
    FOOTBALL
    Andre Villas Boas

    Andre Villas-Boas plays down the importance of his personal battle with Jose Mourinho ahead of Tottenham's meeting with Chelsea.

    Villas-Boas and Mourinho will be in opposing dugouts for the first time on Saturday when Chelsea visit White Hart Lane in the Premier League. For seven years Villas-Boas worked as a scout for Mourinho at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan, but the pair split in 2009 and they have barely spoken since.

    When asked how much his broken relationship with Mourinho mattered to the game, Villas-Boas says: "In my opinion not a lot. I would say that we should, in my opinion, be secondary figures to a spectacular game that means a lot to the fans and much more to the players."

  33. 1537: 
    LOAN DEAL

    Barnsley complete the signature of England international goalkeeper Jack Butland on an emergency 93-day loan from Stoke City.

    The 20-year-old, who made his senior England debut against Italy last year, will go straight into the squad for Saturday's match at Leicester with Luke Steele out with a back injury.

  34. 1534: 
    FOOTBALL

    Hibernian have been drawn against rivals Hearts in the quarter-finals of the Scottish League Cup.

    Championship side Morton were rewarded for their shock 1-0 extra-time win over Celtic on Tuesday night with a home tie against St Johnstone, while Motherwell will play Derek McInnes's Aberdeen in another all-Scottish Premiership tie at Fir Park.

    Scottish Professional Football League leaders Inverness will host Dundee United, who booked their place in the last eight with a 4-1 win over fellow SPFL side Partick Thistle at Tannadice on Wednesday night. The ties are to be played on 29 & 30 October.

  35.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Five games into the 2013/14 Premier League season, is the league shaping up as you expected? Which teams have surprised you? Do you think this will be the most open season in recent years?

    Here are a few comments from your discussion on the BBC Sport Facebook page:

    Zakeyo Amuna Phiri: Arsenal is a total surprise. Man Utd is like a diesel engine - starts slowly and picks up in December.

    Philip Gatward: Very surprising. I didn't expect Liverpool to do as well as they are and Chelsea do as badly as they are same as Man Utd but Spurs and Arsenal are doing very well.

    Bob Enion: To be honest nobody thought Liverpool were going to be this good this season, but I can see a Manchester top two and don't know what will be after that.

  36. 1524: 
    FOOTBALL

    Radamel Falcao heads the table of Ligue 1 scorers with seven goals after netting twice to help leaders Monaco record a 3-0 win over Bastia.

    Emmanuel Riviere gave Claudio Ranieri's side the lead before Falcao, 27, who joined the club in the summer for a reported £50m, added two more with low shots from inside the area.

    "It's a very good start to the season," said Ranieri. "The results give us tranquillity, confidence and calmness."

  37. 1519: 
    FOOTBALL

    Wales will play Finland in a friendly at Cardiff City Stadium on 16 November.

    The match will be the start of preparations for the 2016 European Championship qualifiers that begin in September 2014.

    "This is an ideal friendly for us as we look ahead," says Wales manager Chris Coleman. "Finland have always produced good, strong technical players and I have no doubt that they will be a very good test for us."

  38. 1514: 
    FOOTBALL

    Yoan Gouffran vows not to let Newcastle manager Alan Pardew forget about him after issuing a reminder of his potency.

    The 27-year-old Frenchman scored a 67th-minute goal to seal a 2-0 Capital One Cup third round victory over Leeds at St James' Park on Wednesday night, booking the Magpies a last-16 clash with Manchester City.

    Gouffran says: "That's why I'm here - I came to play. Last season I started every match. This season it's been a bit more difficult, but I'm not giving up. I will go out and give 100% so I can play the next game."

  39. 1508: 
    RUGBY UNION

    London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith says there is no fitness crisis at the club and he is not concerned by their mounting injury list.

    The Exiles have concerns about 14 of their 35-man squad, including Halani Aulika, Guy Armitage, Chris Halaufia, Setaimata Sa and Patt Phibbs.

    But Smith says the lengthy injury list is to be expected given the physical nature of the sport.

    "We do not see it as a crisis or anything unusual, injuries happen," he told BBC Radio Berkshire.

  40. 1459: 
    CRICKET - COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

    Derbyshire 103 a/o & 120 a/o Warwickshire 391-9 declared

    Derbyshire

    Having been relegated earlier in the day, Derbyshire have lost to Warwickshire by an innings and 168 runs after being bowled out for 120. Tony Palladino did not bat after being hit on the hand by England fast bowler Boyd Rankin in the first innings and retiring hurt.

  41. 1453: 
    FOOTBALL

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas spoke about this weekend's Premier League clash with Chelsea in his news conference earlier.

    Here is what he had to say: "What we're seeing this season in the Premier League is that it's tight at the top. I would expect a tight encounter.

    "We've looked solid at the back, not just clean sheets, but the amount of opportunities allowed. We'll have to show that ability again."

  42. 1443: 
    FOOTBALL

    Fifa says it is "very concerned" about reports regarding labour rights' abuses and conditions for workers in Qatar.

    The Guardian newspaper reports Nepalese workers in Qatar "face exploitation and abuses that amount to modern-day slavery".

    Fifa says it will again contact Qatari authorities and will discuss the matter at an exec committee meeting next month.

  43.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Five games into the 2013/14 Premier League season, Arsenal and Tottenham are at the top of the table.

    Is the league shaping up as you expected? Which teams have surprised you? Do you think this will be the most open season in recent years?

    Join the discussion on the BBC Sport Facebook page and have your say via #bbcsportsday on Twitter.

  44. 1435: 
    COMMONWEALTH GAMES

    Scottish Athletics director of coaching Stephen Maguire has warned those selected for the Commonwealth Games that the hard work starts now.

    A total of 23 athletes, as well as four squash players, became the first confirmed members of Team Scotland on Wednesday.

    But Maguire sent a strong message that selection is not a "huge cause for celebration" - but a moment to step up and plan their preparations for the Glasgow Games next year.

  45. 1430: 
    BOXING

    David Haye has scotched suggestions he will be hampered by ring rust when he finally meets British heavyweight rival Tyson Fury in Manchester on 8 February.

    Haye was due to fight Fury at the Manchester Arena on Saturday but pulled out after suffering a cut in training.

    "People are saying: 'You will have been out of the ring for almost two years come the fight'," Haye tells BBC Sport. "But as far as I'm concerned it's an easy fight, as soon as I hit him on the chops the fight is over."

  46. 1425: 
    WOMEN'S FOOTBALL

    England, who are aiming to reach their third successive World Cup finals, will play minnows Turkey in a qualifier this evening.

    England thrashed Belarus 6-0 in their opening qualifier on Saturday - the first match without Hope Powell, who was sacked as coach last month. Turkey are 54 positions below 11th-place England in the world rankings.

    You can watch live coverage on BBC Three and online, with updates on BBC Radio 5 live.

  47. 1415: 
    FOOTBALL
    Ronaldo

    Elche's Edu Albacar says Real Madrid "stole" a 2-1 win courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo's 96th-minute penalty.

    Real took the lead through Ronaldo's low free-kick before Richmond Boakye headed in a 91st-minute equaliser. But with seconds left, Ronaldo scored from the spot when Carlos Sanchez was judged to have pulled down Pepe.

    "The match has been stolen from us," says defender Albacar. "Anyone who watched the game can decide why Madrid won, it's very clear."

  48. 1412: 
    FOOTBALL

    How does Olivier Giroud outwit defenders? Watch BBC Sport's Pat Nevin analysis of the Arsenal striker's movement on the BBC Sport website and why he thinks new signing Mesut Ozil is a dream arrival for the Frenchman.

    Giroud, who moved to the Emirates for £12m from Montpellier in 2012, has scored four Premier League goals this season, one of which was set up by Ozil just minutes into the German's debut at Sunderland.

    Arsene Wenger's side are top of the Premier League - level on points with north London rivals Tottenham - and travel to Swansea on Saturday.

  49. 1408: 
    FOOTBALL

    Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla hopes to be fit for the Premier League trip to West Brom a week on Sunday.

    Cazorla has missed the Gunners' last four matches in all competitions because of an ankle injury.

    Answering questions on Thursday via Arsenal's Twitter account, the 28-year-old Spain international said: "I will be fit maybe in one week, I hope I can play at West Brom."

  50. 1403: 
    CYCLING

    Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, who withdrew from the GB elite men's road race squad ahead of Sunday's race in Italy: "Was sorry I had to withdraw from the worlds line up, just don't have the form to help the lads there. Good luck to team GB though!"

  51. 1401: 
    RUGBY UNION

    England and Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi could be out for two months with a torn pectoral muscle.

    Tuilagi hurt his chest in Saturday's win over Newcastle but the club confirmed on Thursday that the player does not need surgery.

    Director of rugby Richard Cockerill tells BBC Radio Leicester: "It will certainly be weeks, potentially leading to months, rather than days."

  52.  
    GET INVOLVED
    Manchester City

    Richard Hunter: What about Leinster winning the 2011 Heineken Cup Final after being 22-6 down at halftime?

    Dominic O'Donnell: Man City v Gillingham in the third tier play off final. 2-0 down 90 mins gone. Financial meltdown looming. Turning point.

    Cameron Humphries: Comebacks, Cheltenham 6-5 Burton when trailing 5-3 with three minutes left? Michael Pook sealing hat-trick with last kick!

  53. 1349: 
    LOAN DEAL

    Ipswich striker Paul Taylor rejoins his former club Peterborough United on loan until 2 November.

    The 25-year-old is in need of games as he continues his comeback after 11 months out with a serious foot injury.

    Manager Mick McCarthy tells the club's website: "Tayls was out for a long time with his injury and needs to be playing games week in, week out. At the moment, he's not been able to do that here. Going out on loan gives him that opportunity to get that match sharpness he needs."

  54. 1346: 
    FOOTBALL

    Fifa revokes a provisional suspension on a Bulgarian international for failing a drugs test just hours after imposing it.

    The world governing body initially said the unnamed player tested positive for a banned substance following a World Cup qualifier against Malta on 10 September.

    It has now announced the suspension has been revoked after advice from Fifa's medical experts.

  55. 1344: 
    ON THIS DAY - 1956

    Manchester United beat Anderlecht 10-0 in the European Cup, making them the first British club to reach a double-figure score in any European competition.

  56. 1334: 
    TENNIS

    Judy Murray will take Great Britain to Budapest in February to begin their latest attempt to climb the Fed Cup ladder.

    The International Tennis Federation confirmed on Thursday the Europe/Africa Group I matches will be played in the Hungarian capital in the week commencing 3 February 2014.

    Should the team captained by Murray - mother of Wimbledon champion Andy Murray - come through the Budapest stage, they would face another World Group II play-off on 19-20 April.

  57. 1330: 
    FOOTBALL

    Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas tells L'Equipe he moved out from the shadow of Jose Mourinho because 'The Special One' did not "feel the need to have someone next to him" to achieve success.

    The 35-year-old followed Mourinho from Porto to Chelsea and Inter Milan, helping his fellow Portuguese establish a lengthy list of honours. However, the pair split at the start of the 2009-10 campaign when Villas-Boas' desire to make a name for himself in the game led him to take charge of Academica Coimbra.

    "I was never his number two," he said. "I was part of his staff, but I was never his assistant. That's one of the reasons we went our separate ways. I thought I could give him a lot more, but he didn't feel the need to have someone next to him. So I decided to give myself freedom and think about my career, which wasn't difficult. Yes, there are similarities: Porto, Chelsea. But he has had a lot of success at Chelsea and I didn't have a good experience there."

  58.  
    GET INVOLVED- #bbcsportsday

    After Team Oracle USA's stunning comeback against Team New Zealand to win the America's Cup on Wednesday night, you are telling us what you rank as the greatest comeback in sport:

    Chris Pang: How about Man City coming back with eight points behind Man U with six matches to go in the 11/12 season? Plus of course, final day.

    Craig Rothnie: Greatest comebacks? You have to think Paul Lawrie in the 1999 Open Championship! Overcame a 10 shot deficit to win!

  59. 1312: 
    FOOTBALL
    Stephen Ireland

    Stoke boss Mark Hughes believes Stephen Ireland's match-winning performance against Tranmere was just a glimpse of what he is capable of.

    Ireland marked his first start for the Potters with the opening goal of a 2-0 win over the League One side in the Capital One Cup.

    "Stephen has come in and everybody can see he is an intelligent footballer," says Hughes. "He understands the game and how to affect the game in a positive manner. He took up some great positions in and around the opposition box and when he gets in good areas he will finish. I thought he was excellent. But we are still trying to get him up to speed."

  60. 1306: 
    RUGBY UNION

    The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) and Irish Rugby Union (IRFU) have all released near-identical statements today concerning the future of rugby union's European Cup.

    They insist their sides will not be participating in any tournament that doesn't have the approval of the International Rugby Board (IRB), or the backing of their respective unions.

    The English and French clubs have recently announced plans for a new competition called the Rugby Champions Cup, which they say is open to sides from Italy and the celtic nations. It's understood sides from all four countries have approached the English and French about joining the new tournament.

  61. 1300: 
    CRICKET - COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

    Worcestershire (163 a/o) & 288-8 Northamptonshire (202 a/o)

    From BBC Northampton's Chris Egerton: "An entertaining session of cricket with Worcestershire going for their shots and Northamptonshire showing clearer heads than you might think after celebrating promotion to Division 1 yesterday. 133 runs have come with Worcestershire inspired by clean hitting from Ross Whiteley - his highlight a straight six off James Middlebrook. But five wickets have fallen to put Northants in with a chance of ensuring only Division Two champions Lancashire have beaten them this year though any chase beyond 300 will be a distinctly tough ask."

  62. 1256: 
    CRICKET

    Left-arm seamer Mark Footitt signs a two-year contract extension at Derbyshire.

    Footitt has been one of Derbyshire's shining lights on their return to the County Championship Division One, claiming 42 first-class wickets.

    Coach Karl Krikken believes it has been the 27-year-old's best season at the County Ground, although Derbyshire appear on the brink of relegation.

  63. 1249: 
    FOOTBALL

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has just started his news conference previewing Saturday's Premier League match against Chelsea. His thoughts coming up shortly in Sportsday.

  64. 1247: 
    GOLF

    Mark Tullo of Chile holds a one-stroke lead midway through the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

    Tullo enjoyed a fine run on his outward nine, carding five birdies before adding two more after the turn. He is seven under through 12.

  65. 1242: 
    CRICKET - COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

    Sussex (328 a/o) v Durham (164 a/o) & 111-5

    BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms: "Sussex closing in on victory over the County Champions and a guaranteed third-place finish in Division One, with Durham still needing 53 to avoid an innings defeat with just five wickets remaining

    "Chris Jordan has taken three wickets this morning and seven so far in the match, the main resistance coming from Ben Stokes whose made an explosive 45 in just 40 balls."

  66. 1235: 
    GREATEST COMEBACKS

    On the back of Oracle Team USA's stunning comeback against Team New Zealand to win the America's Cup on Wednesday night, we are discussing the best comebacks in sport.

    Steven Gerrard

    Liverpool v AC Milan, 2005 Champions League final

    Liverpool's hopes of Champions League glory lay in tatters when they headed for the dressing room 3-0 down at half-time. But three goals in six minutes turned the game on its head. Rafael Benitez's men survived extra time before winning on penalties to secure the trophy for the fifth time.

    Let us know your thoughts using #bbcsportsday

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    GET INVOLVED- Greatest comebacks

    Adam Guthrie: How has nobody mentioned Istanbul 05? 3-0 down to 3-3 within 5 minutes then winning on penalties.

    James Hardy: Middlesbrough 2006, two comebacks v Basel and Bucharest and reaching Uefa Cup final.

    Oluwasola Oloruntobi: Man Utd against Bayern Munich in the 1999 CL final 2goals in 2mins. One of the greatest comeback ever.

  68. 1226: 
    CRICKET - COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

    Surrey opener Dominic Sibley has become the youngest player in the club's history to make a first-class century on the third morning of their game against Yorkshire at The Oval. Sibley, aged 18 years and 21 days, is playing only his third Championship match and reached three figures off 301 balls, with a boundary off spinner Adil Rashid.

  69. 1219: 
    FOOTBALL

    Patrick Vieira says England's failures at major tournaments are down to coaching standards rather than foreign talent playing in the Premier League.

    Football Association chairman Greg Dyke recently stated that the national side need more English players starting regularly in the top flight.

    But former France midfielder Vieira says: "The problem is deeper than just saying there are too many foreigners. The methods in England haven't changed as much as the game has changed."

  70. 1213: 
    GREATEST COMEBACKS

    On the back of Oracle Team USA's stunning comeback against Team New Zealand to win the America's Cup on Wednesday night, we are discussing the best comebacks in sport.

    Men's French Open final, 1984

    Ivan Lendl

    Ivan Lendl had already lost his first four Grand Slam finals and seemed to be condemned to a fifth defeat when he faced John McEnroe in the 1984 French Open final.

    McEnroe, at the peak of his powers, had not lost a match that year and easily won the first two sets but a brief lapse of concentration following an argument with a cameraman was the turning point.

    Lendl fought back to win the last three sets and the first of his eight grand slam titles 3-6 2-6 6-4 7-5 7-5.

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  71. 1210: 
    BOXING

    Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua will begin his professional career against unbeaten Italian Emanuele Leo at the O2 Arena in London on 5 October.

    The 32-year-old Leo has won all eight of his fights to date, including three by first-round stoppage, and presents stronger-than-usual opposition for a debut. In addition, Joshua will jump straight in at the six-round distance, at which Leo has already fought four times.

  72. 1205: 
    CRICKET - COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

    Derbyshire are relegated from Division One of the County Championship after being bowled out for 103 on the third morning of their home game against Warwickshire.

    The innings ended when Tony Palladino had to retire hurt after being struck on the hand by a ball from England paceman Boyd Rankin. Derbyshire's failure to gain any batting bonus points guaranteed the safety of Somerset and Notts.

  73. 1203: 
    LOAN DEAL

    Billy Sharp joins Championship side Reading on an emergency loan deal from Southampton. The striker moves to the Madejski Stadium on a temporary basis having been left out of Saints' first team squad for the 2013-14 season.

  74. 1200: 
    FOOTBALL

    There are six Premier League news conferences coming up this afternoon. Fulham kick things off with manager Martin Jol speaking at 12:00 BST, before Tottenham boss Andre-Villas Boas previews Saturday's Chelsea clash at 12:45 BST. After that it is Hull City (13:15 BST), Crystal Palace (14:00 BST), Southampton (14:00 BST) and finally West Bromwich Albion (15:00 BST).

    We'll have all the news from the news conferences here in Sportsday.

  75. 1150: 
    FORMULA 1

    Lotus says a decision on who replaces Kimi Raikkonen next year is on hold until the team has sorted out its financial situation.

    Speaking about finalising a deal with new investors Infinity Racing, Boullier told Autosport: "I want to finish what we wanted to show to Kimi, but we could not get done in time.

    "I want to close this, because it is important for the team. It will give it the financial stability for more than five years and it will give us also two steps forward in terms of revenue, which is what we need after the last two years that were up and down.

    "After that, we can then think about the drivers for next year - but also for 2015, 2016, and 2017.

    "So do we look for a youngster who can stay with us three years, or do we gamble on one year and see what is available on the market after that?"

  76. 1140: 
    BOXING

    The Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) will need to recruit a new Chair as Richard Caborn has announced his intention to step down after five years with the organisation.

    Caborn said: "My objective when I joined the ABAE was to help modernise the organisation and create a more professional governing body that is equipped with the capabilities to oversee the sport and effectively distribute the increased levels of public funding.

    "With the changes to the constitution and the appointment of a new Board this process is now almost complete and I am happy to step aside."

  77. 1131: 
    FORMULA 1

    McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh and his Mercedes counterpart Ross Brawn believe the plan to extend practice sessions to offer rookies a chance will be of little benefit to their teams.

    The FIA World Motor Sports Council is expected to announce tomorrow that, from 2014, first practice on a Friday will run for two hours rather than 90 minutes in order to give the teams' reserve drivers more of an opportunity.

    Whitmarsh said: "From McLaren's perspective it's not something we'd necessarily want to do. Unless the regulations require you to have a young driver, or whatever the definition, probably none of the big teams would do it."

    Brawn added: "For us, we'll still stick with the race drivers. The ability to change drivers during a session is actually not easy. If you've drivers with too much variance then it's not such an easy thing, but it's doable."

  78.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Omar C: Nou Camp 1999. Man Utd. Bayern. UCL. Need I say more?

    Gary Heagarty: The 'Miracle at Medinah' has to be the best sporting comeback of all time. Doing Seve proud.

    Vinay Shekdar: Greatest Comeback? Rafael Nadal's comeback after out for 8 months to win record 8th French Open and US Open.

    On the back of Oracle Team USA's stunning comeback against Team New Zealand to win the America's Cup on Wednesday night, we are asking what ranks as the best comeback in sport? Let us know, #bbcsportsday

  79. 1123: 
    GREATEST COMEBACKS

    On the back of Oracle Team USA's stunning comeback against Team New Zealand to win the America's Cup on Wednesday night, we are discussing the best comebacks in sport?

    Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy

    The 2012 Ryder Cup

    Europe's hopes of retaining the Ryder Cup in 2012 looked bleak going into the last-day singles matches at Medinah Country Club. The United States led 10-6 and needed four-and-a-half more points to regain the trophy.

    But Europe went on to win six of the first eight encounters before Germany's Martin Kaymer secured the vital point to retain the Cup with a one-up victory over Steve Stricker. Europe beat the Americas by 14 1/2 points to 13 1/2.

    Let us know your thoughts using #bbcsportsday

  80. 1118: 
    TENNIS

    Venus Williams beat Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 to advance to the semi-finals of the Pan Pacific Open. The American will face either Svetlana Kuznetsova or Petra Kvitova in the semis.

  81. 1113: 
    QATAR WORLD CUP

    The Qatar 2022 World Cup organisers say they are "appalled" at the findings of an investigation into the treatment of migrant workers in the country.

    The Guardian has produced a report and video alleging that Nepalese workers in Qatar "face exploitation and abuses that amount to modern-day slavery".

    Organisers said in a statement: "Like everyone viewing the video and images, and reading the accompanying texts, we are appalled by the findings presented in The Guardian's report. There is no excuse for any worker in Qatar, or anywhere else, to be treated in this manner.

    "The health, safety, well-being and dignity of every worker that contributes to staging the 2022 Fifa World Cup is of the utmost importance to our committee and we are committed to ensuring that the event serves as a catalyst toward creating sustainable improvements to the lives of all workers in Qatar."

  82. 1106: 
    CYCLING

    Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has withdrawn from the Great Britain team selected for the men's elite road race at the Road World Championships. He will be replaced by Luke Rowe.

    Sir Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Josh Edmondson and Steve Cummings will support Tour de France winner Chris Froome in the event on Sunday, which will be broadcast live on the BBC.

  83. 1058: 
    COUNTY CRICKET

    Left-arm seamer Mark Footitt has signed a two-year contract extension at Derbyshire. Coach Karl Krikken said: "Mark has been a tremendous contributor to our bowling unit in 2013. It's been the best season of his career by far.

    "When he's on-song, Mark adds something different to the bowling unit because he's left-arm and consistently up around 90 miles-per-hour."

  84. 1051: 
    LOAN DEAL

    Bolton Wanderers complete the loan signing of Neil Danns from Leicester City on a three-month deal.

    The 30-year-old midfielder will be available for selection against Yeovil Town this weekend.

  85. 1048: 
    QUESTION OF SPORT TEASER

    Right then, it is Question of Sport Teaser time and today's is NFL-related: Who are the five NFL teams whose first or second names begin with a 'P'?

    Send your answers to #qsteaser and we will reveal the five this afternoon.

  86. 1045: 
    GREATEST COMEBACKS

    On the back of Oracle Team USA's stunning comeback against Team New Zealand to win the America's Cup on Wednesday night, we are discussing the best comebacks in sport.

    The 10,000m at the 1972 Munich Olympics

    Lasse Viren

    Finnish long-distance runner Lasse Viren produced one of the greatest comebacks in track and field in the 10,000m at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

    Viren's hopes of winning seemed over when he tripped and fell shortly after the start of the race, leaving him trailing by more than 30m.

    But the pre-race favourite quickly got to his feet and chased the pack, rounding the field and going on to win the gold medal, breaking the world record in the process.

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  87. 1035: 
    AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    The NFL say they want to continue to grow their fanbase in the UK. On Sunday Wembley Stadium will host the seventh International Series game, and the Jacksonville Jaguars will play four games over four years in the capital.

    "In the US we are essentially saturated," Chris Parsons of NFL International tells BBC London 94.9. "What we have been doing over the past six years, playing games here in the UK, is really about embedding the sport into the popular culture."

  88. 1027: 
    SNOOKER

    Former world number five Stephen Lee is today facing up to a 12-year ban from snooker for match-fixing.

    Lee says he is "totally innocent" despite being found guilty of fixing seven matches, and plans to make a statement about his appeal on Friday.

    A top commentator, Lee's former manager, an ex-world champion and snooker's anti-corruption chief have spoken to the BBC's Frank Keogh about the case.

  89. 1023: 
    RUGBY LEAGUE

    Warrington captain Adrian Morley expects an emotional occasion at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Thursday evening as he leads his side out for the final time in a home fixture. The Wolves face Huddersfield in their play-off semi-final, with a Grand Final place awaiting the victors.

    Veteran prop Morley, who will join Salford next season, tells BBC Radio Manchester: "It's my final home game, but hopefully not my last game for Warrington. My children are going to come out with me as mascots tonight so that should make it a special occasion. I'm looking forward to it but it's going to be quite emotional."

    Brett Hodgson will also be making his final home appearance for Warrington, who confirmed that the full-back will also leave the club at the end of the season.

  90. 1019: 
    CRICKET - COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

    Nottinghamshire and Somerset will be breathing a little easier at Trent Bridge on Thursday because of Derbyshire's predicament. After Notts were finally dismissed for 406 on Wednesday, a total built around centuries from Michael Lumb and David Hussey, Somerset recovered from 11-2 to close on 183-2. James Hildreth is still there on 102, while Nick Compton, another omission from England's Test squad for Australia, is 62 not out.

  91. 1015: 
    GREATEST COMEBACKS

    On the back of Oracle Team USA's stunning comeback against Team New Zealand to win the America's Cup on Wednesday night, we are discussing the best comebacks in sport.

    Kimi Raikkonen

    Kimi Raikkonen, 2007 Formula 1 World Championship

    Kimi Raikkonen's hopes of his first Formula 1 title looked all but over with two races of the 2007 championship to go. The Ferrari driver was 17 points behind Lewis Hamilton, with 20 (in the old points system) left on the table. Though that deficit became seven after China, it still looked unlikely, but as Hamilton made mistakes and struggled with a gearbox issue, Raikkonen stormed to victory, with the aid of his team-mate Felipe Massa to seal the World Championship.

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  92. 1010: 
    CRICKET - COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

    With Northants' promotion to Division One of the County Championship confirmed on Wednesday, only one live issue remains to be resolved this summer - who will be relegated and replace them in Division Two next year.

    With two days of the season left, it is Derbyshire who currently look doomed. Already in the drop zone, they will resume on Thursday morning deep in trouble on 44-5 in reply to Warwickshire's 391-9 declared, all-rounder Chris Woakes making up for the disappointment of missing out on a place in England's touring Ashes squad by hitting a career-best 152 not out.

  93. 1004: 
    FOOTBALL

    Fifa provisionally suspend a Bulgarian international who has failed a drugs test.

    The unnamed player tested positive for a banned substance following a World Cup qualifier against Malta on 10 September.

    FIFA says in a statement: "The chairman of the Fifa disciplinary committee has provisionally suspended a Bulgarian international footballer for an initial period of 30 days following an adverse analytical finding in relation to a doping control."

  94. 1000: 
    GREATEST COMEBACKS

    You have been debating what sport's greatest comeback of all time is on Facebook. Here are a few of your thoughts:

    Daniel Purchase: Jenson Button in Canada 2011

    Tim Stubbs: Peterborough v Cardiff, December 2009. Bottom club overhauls a four-goal deficit at half time to draw the match 4-4. Posh still got relegated that season - it was a memorable moment in a forgettable season.

    Jacob Holdaway: Fulham v Juventus 4-1 down 2nd leg Europa League 2010.

    Head to the BBC Sport Facebook page to have your say.

  95. 0952: 
    TENNIS

    Frenchman Gilles Simon celebrated winning the 300th match of his career after dominating Australian Bernard Tomic 6-4 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals of the Thailand Open.

    Simon, who flew to Asia immediately after defeating compatriot Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win the Metz title at the weekend, admitted that he did not know that he was on the cusp of a personal milestone.

    "I must be getting older, I want to get to 400 now," joked the 28-year-old, who became the ninth Frenchman in the post-1968 Open era to win at least 300 matches in Tour play.

  96. 0942: 
    GREATEST COMEBACKS

    On the back of Oracle Team USA's stunning comeback against Team New Zealand to win the America's Cup on Wednesday night, we are discussing the best comeback in sport.

    Bob Willis

    England v Australia, Headingley 1981

    Australia were on the verge of wrapping up an easy victory within four days, to go 2-0 up in the Ashes. But then Ian Botham strode onto the crease and hit an unbeaten 149 runs to make Australia bat again. Bob Willis then swept through the visitors' line-up to end with 8-43 as England completed a remarkable 18-run victory and went on to win the Ashes 3-1.

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  97. 0936: 
    HOW THEY SAW IT

    Luis Suarez returned for Liverpool in Wednesday's night Capital One Cup defeat to Manchester United. Suarez had been the focus of the pre-match build up as he played his first game since April following a 10-match ban, but it was United goalscorer Javier Hernandez and manager David Moyes who dominated many of this morning's headlines.

    The Daily Mirror said Javier Hernandez spoiled Luis Suarez's return as Manchester United recovered from their derby mauling with a vital win over their arch rivals, while the Daily Mail wrote: Manchester United boss David Moyes hit back at his critics who have said the job is too big for him by insisting last night: "I will get it right".

    The Daily Telegraph opened their report of the game by stating that 'rarely can Manchester United supporters have so loudly celebrated a third-round victory in a competition that ranks fourth on their list of trophy priorities.'

  98. 0928: 
    WOMEN'S FOOTBALL

    England will not underestimate minnows Turkey when the teams meet in Thursday's World Cup qualifier, insists Lionesses midfielder Jill Scott.

    Turkey are 54 positions below 11th-place England in the world rankings, but Scott says: "We will not underestimate any team in our group and we know we are not entitled to win any game."

    England take on Turkey at Fratton Park with kick off at 1905 BST. The game is live on BBC Three and online.

  99. 0923: 
    FOOTBALL

    We asked on Wednesday night's League Cup Show on BBC One, which you can watch on the BBC iPlayer, for your reaction to the matches on the BBC Sport Facebook page. Who do you think can go all the way and win the competition?

  100.  
    GREATEST COMEBACKS

    Jake Coren: Liverpool's comeback in the Champions League final v AC Milan has got to be one of the best comeback of all time.

    Mark Lawford: France 43-31 New Zealand 1999 Rugby World Cup semi-final after All Blacks led 24-10. Lamaison 28pts

    Will Harris: Red Sox being 3 games to 0 down against the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS and coming back to win the series 4-3.

    On the back of Oracle Team USA's stunning comeback against Team New Zealand to win the America's Cup on Wednesday night, we are asking what ranks as the best comeback in sport? Let us know, #bbcsportsday

  101. 0907: 
    RUGBY UNION

    Aaron Cruden will return from injury to start at flyhalf in one of two changes to New Zealand's line-up for Saturday's Rugby Championships test against Argentina at Mar del Plata.

    Cruden suffered a knee injury in New Zealand's first Championships match against Australia on 17 August but now returns as a replacement for Daniel Carter, who suffered a shoulder injury in the All Blacks' most-recent match against South Africa.

    Injuries have forced New Zealand to use four starting flyhalves as many matches in the four-nation Championships - Cruden, Carter, Beauden Barrett and debutant Tom Taylor _ but haven't disturbed its unbeaten start to the southern hemisphere tournament. Andrew Hore will return at hooker in place of Dane Coles in the only other change to the starting line-up.

  102. 0902: 
    CRICKET

    James Anderson warns that England's pace attack will not rely on its size alone in this winter's Ashes.

    England's selectors named one of the tallest pace units in memory when they announced the 17-man squad for the tour Down Under with Anderson, at 6ft 2in, the relative short man of the attack.

    "It is a really good-looking attack for Australian pitches. From our last trip there having that tall bowler really helped us," he tells the Daily Telegraph. "But with the taller bowlers it is not just about banging it in. They are very skilful bowlers."

  103. 0853: 
    AMERICA'S CUP
    Ben Ainslie

    Ben Ainslie says a childhood dream became reality after he inspired Oracle Team USA to America's Cup victory.

    The 36-year-old tells BBC Radio 5 Live: "I grew up down in Falmouth in Cornwall, we had an America's Cup team down there in 1987 and I remember as a kid watching them training and preparing and thinking about maybe one day being involved with the America's Cup.

    "To be part of a winning America's Cup team is for me personally part of a lifelong dream."

  104. 0847: 
    GREATEST COMEBACKS

    Sir Ben Ainslie's Oracle Team USA sealed one of sport's greatest comebacks when they overhauled an 8-1 deficit to beat Team New Zealand in the America's Cup decider in San Francisco.

    What do you think is the greatest sports comeback of all time? Head to the BBC Sport Facebook page and have your say.

  105. 0844: 
    FOOTBALL

    Manager Michael Laudrup rued Swansea's missed chances and says they created enough to beat Birmingham City in their Capital One Cup tie.

    The holders were knocked out after losing 3-1 to Championship side Birmingham at St Andrews on Wednesday night. Strikers Wilfried Bony and Alejandro Pozuelo, and midfielder Roland Lamah all missed chances for Swansea.

    "We should have won this game after the first half," says Laudrup.

  106. 0840: 
    FOOTBALL

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers described Luis Suarez's performance in Wednesday night's Capital One Cup defeat to Manchester United as 'absolutely terrific'.

    The Uruguay international was making his return from a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic back in April.

    "He was absolutely terrific," says Rodgers. "It is difficult coming into a game of such magnitude and for him to come back after not playing for a while, I thought he was magnificent."

  107. 0836: 
    Capital One Cup

    The Capital One Cup is down to the last 16 stage after this week's third-round games. In case you missed Wednesday night's draw, here it is:

    Tottenham Hotspur v Hull City

    Newcastle United v Manchester City

    Burnley v West Ham United

    Arsenal v Chelsea

    Birmingham City v Stoke City

    Manchester United v Norwich City

    Sunderland v Southampton

    Leicester City v Fulham

  108.  
    GET INVOLVED- #bbcsportsday

    After Team Oracle USA's stunning comeback against Team New Zealand to win the America's Cup on Wednesday night, you are telling us what you rank as the greatest comeback in sport:

    Europe

    Elliot Lowes: Last year's Ryder Cup comeback 'Miracle at Medinah' will remain my favourite sporting comeback for some time.

    Andrew Priestley: Very few sporting comebacks will ever top Team Europe's 'Miracle at Medinah' win in the 2012 Ryder Cup. They did Seve proud.

  109.  
    LATEST GOSSIP

    Valencia are lining up a move to re-sign Juan Mata from Chelsea during the January transfer window. Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United and Real Madrid are also keeping tabs on the 25-year-old midfielder's situation. (Metro)

    Arsenal and Manchester City are expected to bid for French defender Adil Rami, 27, after he was transfer listed by Valencia following his public criticism of under-pressure coach Miroslav Djukic. (Daily Express)

    Gus Poyet will have to personally convince Sunderland owner Ellis Short he is the right man to be the club's next manager despite a recommendation from Black Cats director of football Roberto De Fanti. (Daily Mirror)

  110.  
    GREATEST COMEBACKS
    America's Cup

    On Wednesday night, Sir Ben Ainslie's Oracle Team USA overhauled an 8-1 deficit to beat Team New Zealand in the America's Cup decider in San Francisco.

    The holders won eight straight races to triumph 9-8 after being docked two points for cheating in the build-up.

    Was it the greatest-ever comeback in sport? If not what, for you, ranks as the most memorable rise from seemingly impossible positions? Let us know, #bbcsportsday

  111. 0814: 
    CYCLING

    Great Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins missed out on a first road world title as Germany's Tony Martin took a third consecutive time trial gold with a commanding ride in Florence.

    Wiggins, 33, overhauled Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara in the final third of the 57.9km course to win silver - as he did in the 2011 Championships. But Martin had built a lead from the start and came in 46.09 seconds ahead.

    "I knew it would be close but Tony was on a different level," says Wiggins.

  112. 0809: 
    FOOTBALL

    Liverpool striker Luis Suarez says he is committed to the Reds' cause following his first match back after seeking a summer transfer.

    Suarez, 26, returned from a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic in Wednesday's 1-0 defeat at rivals Manchester United.

    The Uruguayan wanted to leave Anfield but Liverpool refused to sell.

    "All the time I try my best on the pitch. I'm here to help the team and help Liverpool," he says.

  113. 0806: 
    AMERICA'S CUP

    Sir Ben Ainslie's Oracle Team USA sealed one of sport's greatest comebacks when they overhauled an 8-1 deficit to beat Team New Zealand in the America's Cup decider in San Francisco.

    The holders won eight straight races to triumph 9-8 after being docked two points for cheating in the build-up.

    Oracle surged to victory by 44 seconds to retain the Cup they won in 2010.

  114. 0800: 
    SPORTSDAY

    Good morning and welcome to Sportsday Live. While Luis Suarez was making his Liverpool return, a Sir Ben Ainslie-inspired Oracle Team USA staged one of sport's greatest comebacks to beat Team New Zealand and win the America's Cup. We'll be having a look back at both as well as looking ahead to all the sport we have today - including Premier League news conferences ahead of this weekend's games and updates from the start of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

    First, though, a look at the top three stories on the BBC Sport website.

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