LiveSportsday - football transfers as they happened


  1. Latest football transfer news and gossip
  2. Murray beats Krygios 6-2, 6-2
  3. Howard Webb retires from refereeing
  4. ICC will not appeal against Anderson verdict
  5. Woods granted US PGA fitness extension
  6. IPC European Swimming Championships continue
  7. GET INVOLVED: Who is the bargain buy of the summer so far?

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Cibulkova levels with Watson


Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova takes the second set on a tie-break against Britain's Heather Watson, to level the Rogers Cup second-round tie at 6-2 6-7 in Montreal.

And with that, we're afraid Sportsday is finishing now, but you can find out how the match ends with our report a bit later on the BBC Tennis page.

Enjoy your evening. Goodnight.

Ross County's new faces


Midfielder Filip Kiss returns to Ross County on a season-long loan from Cardiff City. The 23-year-old Slovakian scored six goals in 17 goals for the Staggies last season, having arrived at Victoria Park in January.

Also joining up is 25-year-old left-back Uros Celcer, with the Slovenian having left Parma without making an appearance for the Serie A club. Teenage midfielder Rosario Latouchent arrives from France.

MK Dons signing


MK Dons sign midfielder Samir Carruthers from Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee, following his loan spell at the club last season.

The 21-year-old, who has signed a three-year deal, featured 28 times for the League One side in 2013-14 before a knee injury curtailed his campaign.

He made three substitute appearances during his four years at Villa Park.

"It's exciting and it's what I wanted," said Carruthers, who is currently sidelined with a thigh injury.

Benzema stays at Real



Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema signs a contract extension to keep him at the club until 2019.

The 26-year-old France international joined Real in 2009 from Lyon and has scored 72 goals in 159 appearances for the La Liga club.

Done deal for Forest


Nottingham Forest sign winger Michail Antonio from Sheffield Wednesday for a fee of around £1.5m.

The 24-year-old has signed a three-year deal and told BBC Radio Nottingham he wanted a new challenge and the chance to work with Reds boss Stuart Pearce.

"At Sheffield Wednesday I thought I'd got a bit to comfortable," he said. "In football you have to push boundaries and to take risks.

"I feel I can learn a lot from the boss and he can make me a better player."

Lions complete victory


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England Lions beat Sri Lanka A by 51 runs at Taunton as the visitors collapse from 185-3 to 288 all out in pursuit of 339-5. Ravi Patel took 3-71, with Harry Gurney, Boyd Rankin and Ravi Bopara all taking two wickets apiece. Earlier, Alex Hales scored a century for the hosts.

Forest close in on Assombalonga


Nottingham Forest are on the verge of sealing a £5.5m deal for Peterborough United striker Britt Assombalonga, BBC Radio Nottingham reports.

The 21-year-old has been in talks with Forest and is set to sign for a club-record fee after a medical. Assombalonga scored 33 times in 58 appearances for the League One side last season and has attracted interest from Premier League clubs

Man City confident on Mangala



Manchester City remain confident of securing a deal to sign Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala for about £32m.

The 23-year-old Frenchman came close to joining City in January and has been heavily linked with a summer move. Mangala visited Manchester last month and was inadvertently pictured in a 'signing' video on the club's website, but the move is yet to be completed.

BBC Sport understands that City are not concerned by the delay, which relates to Mangala's third-party ownership.

Fulham's challenge


Fulham's new right-back Tim Hoogland says their squad must gel quickly if they are to make an immediate return to the Premier League. The 29-year-old is one of nine new arrivals at Craven Cottage this summer.

"I think it is always sad when you are relegated. I think Fulham is a big club and have to be in the Premier League," he told BBC London. "We have many new players. Maybe the first games will not be the football we want to play but we have to win them."

Ameobi's Nigeria decision


Newcastle forward Sammy Ameobi has opted to play for Nigeria. The 22-year-old has represented England at under-21 level but will follow his older brother Shola's lead and play for the country of their parents.

"It wasn't a difficult decision because I decided to follow my heart and I think it's the right thing to do," Ameobi told BBC Sport. "I saw Shola at the World Cup and for him to play at a major tournament like that is a big motivation."

Bayern to sign Liverpool keeper


Bayern Munich agree a deal to sign Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina. The German champions have revealed Reina will have a medical after they agreed a fee with the Reds and personal terms with the 31-year-old Spain international.

'Canaries should have kept striker'


Norwich City should have kept striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel for another season, according to Canaries legend Iwan Roberts.

The 25-year-old has joined St Etienne on a season-long loan after scoring just one goal for the club following his £8.5m move last summer.

"I would have kept him for another year," Roberts told BBC Radio Norfolk. "I would have given him an opportunity to score a few goals. He's probably more suited to Championship football."

Watson takes first set


Britain's Heather Watson takes the first set 6-2 in her Rogers Cup second round tie against 10th seed Dominika Cibulkova in Montreal. In the men's competition, France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats compatriot Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (8-6) 6-4

Cook considered position


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Alastair Cook says he questioned his position as England captain in the past few weeks before deciding he "could not live with" walking away from the job.

Cook, 29, went into the third Test with India at Southampton under pressure to stand down, short of runs and leading a team without a Test win in a year.

But the England captain enjoyed knocks of 95 and 70 to help his side to a solid 266-run win in the third Test.

"I still feel as if I have a lot to give," Cook said. "It's a great job to have, the England captaincy. To throw it away just as it gets really tough. I couldn't live with that decision at that time."

Terry in the runs


In county cricket's One-Day Cup, Hampshire amass 275-9 in their 50 overs against Leicestershire - Sean Terry top-scoring with 63 and Michael Carberry making 61. James Sykes takes 3-34 with the ball.

Sussex post a similarly high score against Surrey - reaching 289-8, with Ed Joyce and Craig Cachopa both scoring 58.

Meanwhile, at Canterbury, Kent bowl out Glamorgan for 209 despite Christopher Cooke hitting 73. Australian Doug Bollinger takes 5-35.

Full-match commentaries of all three matches are available online

Schurrle's delight



Germany World Cup winner Andre Schurrle has been talking about his momentous summer on his return to pre-season training with Chelsea.

Speaking to the club's official website, he said: "It's an amazing feeling, I feel very good. I've had a nice holiday after some big celebrations but it's nice to be back and now I'm highly motivated to do big things with Chelsea this season.

"It took a couple of days, even weeks, to realise what happened. In Germany the fans are so happy, the whole country was behind us and it was an amazing feeling.

"On our parade, there were more than one million people on the streets of Berlin and following our bus through the city. They were all celebrating with us and we had lots of fun, we were singing and dancing, and it was an amazing feeling to see so many people so happy."

IPC Swimming European Championships

Britain's Ellie Simmonds had to settle for silver in the S6 50m freestyle after she was beaten by 0.04 seconds by Ukraine's Yelyzaveta Mereshko.

"It was a great race and it's good to have new challengers coming through," said the 19-year-old four-time Paralympic champion. "I set two new personal bests in the event in the heat and the final and she pushed me all the way to that."

There was also silver for Sascha Kindred in the men's S6 50 free.

Dufner's pain in the neck


Defending champion Jason Dufner is pleased to have recovered from a neck injury in time to play in this week's US PGA at Valhalla.

"It's just an arthritic, degenerative issue that I'm probably going to be dealing with for a good bit," Dufner said. "If I can get six to eight weeks of a strength, rehab, resting programme, I feel like I can get better, but it's just something that's not going to change. I'm going to have to deal with it.

"It has been discouraging. I'm not swinging the way I would like to swing and I'm limited in what I can do."

Murray reaction


Andy Murray, speaking to Sky Sports after beating Nick Kyrgios in straight sets: "Nick's obviously got a lot of confidence after Wimbledon (where he beat Rafael Nadal) but I tried to play with a lot of variety. That's how I play my best tennis and it worked out today. We have been working on all aspects of my game in recent weeks - I served well today and that was important, and my legs are strong. I'm moving well around the court."

BreakingVictory for Murray


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Andy Murray wins his opening match at the Rogers Cup in Canada, beating Nick Kyrgios 6-2 6-2 in just 54 minutes. He will play either Richard Gasquet or Ivo Karlovic in the next round.

Dons wary of Sociedad


Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is anticipating another tough night when Real Sociedad visit Pittodrie in the second leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie.

Sociedad lead 2-0 from the first leg, and McInnes said: "Here's hoping they take their foot off the gas but I wouldn't imagine so. We can't bank on it

"All we can do is put a bit of doubt in their heads by the way we play. They were really up for the game over there and I wouldn't expect anything different from them."

Murray well on course in Toronto


Andy Murray breaks Nick Kyrgios' serve in the second set of their Rogers Cup second-round match for a 6-2 3-2 lead.

Presuming Murray converts his advantage into victory, he will play either Richard Gasquet or Ivo Karlovic in the third round.

Saints sign Taider, but lose Osvaldo


Southampton announce the arrival of Algeria midfielder Saphir Taider on a one-year loan from Inter Milan, with striker Dani Osvaldo heading in the opposite direction on the same basis.

"He can play as a controlled midfielder, but he can also move up around the box and up front, which is a good thing for a coach or manager because it brings more possibilities to the players in the team," said Southampton manager Ronald Koeman

"He brings competition to the squad."


Done deal


Portsmouth sign Millwall defender Paul Robinson on a one-month loan deal. The 32-year-old centre-half has made 362 appearances for the Lions since his debut in 2002.

"He's an experienced Championship centre-back - and that's an area where we're a bit light on numbers," Pompey boss Andy Awford told the club website.

Done deals


Blackpool sign former Nottingham Forest striker Ishmael Miller on a permanent deal and Everton midfielder John Lundstram on a season-long loan.

Free agent Miller, 27, who spent much of last season on loan at Yeovil, joins the club on a one-year contract with the option of a further 12 months. Lundstram, 20, has had previous loan spells at Doncaster, Yeovil and Leyton Orient.

They are set to make their debuts when Blackpool begin the Championship season at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Gold for Millward


BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Eindhoven: "Stephanie Millward beats GB team-mate Amy Marren to gold in the S9 100m freestyle at the IPC Swimming European Championships. Millward, 32, triumphed in one minute 4.08 seconds, 0.14 seconds clear of her 15-year-old rival. It is Millward's second gold of the week after she beat Marren into silver in the 400m freestyle on Tuesday."

Tight at Taunton


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Sri Lanka A reach 179-3 after 33.2 overs, in reply to England Lions' 339-5 at Taunton. Dinesh Chandimal has top-scored so far with 73, before being bowled by Ravi Bopara. The tourists need another 161 runs to win in 100 balls.

Murray takes first set 6-2


Coach Amelie Mauresmo applauds in the stands as Andy Murray wraps up the first set of his Rogers Cup meeting with Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios in only 23 minutes.

Murray has made a healthy 79% of his first serves, hitting four aces.

England's Euro 2020 boost


England's bid to host the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 at Wembley could be unopposed, with Munich thought to be considering dropping its rival bid.

The German football association (DFB) may only bid for Munich to host group games in order to strengthen Germany's bid to host Euro 2024.

"Our decision is open," said DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach. "We have an excellent relationship with the FA and we are thinking about how we can support the other association."

Owls sign Red Star defender


Sheffield Wednesday sign free agent defender Dejan Kelhar on an initial short-term deal, subject to international clearance. The Slovenia international, 30, moved to Hillsborough on trial during pre-season after leaving Red Star Belgrade. He played 15 matches last term as they clinched Serbia's Super Liga title.

Murray in control


Nick Kyrgios takes his frustration out on his racquet as Andy Murray breaks for a second time and a 5-2 lead in the first set.

British number one Murray has a new set of balls with which to serve out the first set of their second-round Rogers Cup meeting in Toronto - his first competitive match since losing to Grigor Dimitrov in the Wimbledon quarter-finals in July.

IPC European Swimming Championships


BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Eindhoven: "After winning gold in the S8 100m butterfly this morning, Steph Slater will be hoping for more success this evening at the IPC European Championships.

"Slater goes in the SM8 individual medley final - an event where she is the European record holder.

"Also in action later, Ellie Simmonds bids for her second gold of the week in the S6 50m freestyle while Amy Marren, Stephanie Millward and Claire Cashmore will go for a clean sweep of the medals for GB in the S9 100m freestyle."

Feyenoord dream factory


"The best academy in Europe is not the richest, the biggest or the best-equipped. It is a cramped scattering of pitches, short of space in central Rotterdam, bisected by a dirty moat."

The Independent's Jack Pitt-Brooke has travelled to Feyenoord to investigate the youth academy that produced 11 of the Netherlands World Cup squad this summer.

Confident Fowler


US and British Open runner-up Rickie Fowler, seeking a breakthrough first major title at the US PGA at Valhalla this week, is confident of more success.

The 25-year-old American, who also shared fifth at the Masters, said: "This year has definitely been the most comfortable I've felt in the majors. I think the more I can put myself in contention on Sunday, and possibly in the final group, I'll just get more and more comfortable."

Campbell's plea to relay team


Britain's new breed of sprinters must end the "friction" between rival camps to win relay gold at the European Championships, according to Darren Campbell.

Two training groups of British sprinters clashed earlier this year after months of acrimony, before Team England claimed a silver finish at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

"I think there's a little bit of friction at times between the boys, but we always tried to stay away from that - it can't work," said Campbell, who claimed Olympic relay gold in Athens in 2004 with Devonish, Gardner and Mark Lewis-Francis.

"We were rivals, but we didn't take on the personal issues of our coaches or whatever. Collectively you've got to come together as a relay team, so you can't have disharmony, it can't work - because the relay's all about trust.

"I think the current crop have the ability to break our European record, they have the ability to run a lot, lot quicker."

Garcia in no hurry


Sergio Garcia, who has endured 10 top-five finishes at majors without ever lifting a trophy, says he feels no sense of urgency about collecting a breakthrough title in this week's US PGA Championship at Valhalla.

"I've always wanted to win at least one, but I would never say I felt urgency about it," Garcia said. "But like I've always said, if I get to 45 and I haven't won one, then I'll probably start worrying a bit more. But hopefully that won't happen."

THAT winning goal



Mario Gotze says his World Cup final-winning strike for Germany against Argentina this summer was instinctive.

The 22-year-old, who controlled the ball with his chest before sweeping a volley past goalkeeper Sergio Romero, told Bild newspaper: "You don't really think very much when you're in a situation like that.

"I could try to describe what happened but only after taking a look at the replay myself. In the match it all happens intuitively."


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The last time we saw Andy Murray in competitive action was a strangely subdued performance in a straight-sets quarter-final defeat to Grigor Dimitrov at Wimbledon more than a month ago.

The British number one, with coach Amelie Mauresmo still in his corner, takes on Australian Nick Kyrgios,conqueror of Rafael Nadal at SW19, in the second round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto this afternoon.

The players are out on court knocking up. We will bring you regular score updates right here.

Sinfield back for semi-final

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Warrington coach Tony Smith says it would have been unfair if Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield had been suspended for their Challenge Cup semi-final.

Sinfield was sent off for the first time in his career during a 24-24 draw with Castleford Tigers last month. The England skipper has completed a two-match ban and is free to face the Wolves at Langtree Park on Saturday.

"Any more than two games with his impeccable record would have been wrong," said Smith.

Best summer signings


Andy in Armagh, via 81111: Ezequiel Garay moved from Benfica to Zenit St Petersburg for just £4.5m last month. He was in great form for Benfica last season, especially in Europe, and he had a solid showing at this summer's World Cup for Argentina. It's a shame he's gone to Russia, he would have been a great addition to the Premier League.

Done deal at Gigg Lane


Joe Thompson signs a one-year deal at Bury, just seven weeks after being given the all-clear from cancer. The 25-year-old midfielder's contract at Tranmere Rovers expired at the end of June and he has been training with the Shakers for much of pre-season.

Thompson was diagnosed with nodular sclerosing Hodgkin's lymphoma last October and later underwent a six-month course of chemotherapy.

Bury have also signed ex-Northampton left-back Joe Widdowson.

Sri Lanka in the runs


Sri Lanka A make a good start in their pursuit of England Lions' 339-5 at Taunton. After 20 overs, they are 108-1 with Nottinghamshire's Harry Gurney taking the only wicket to fall.

Cavendish back in training


Mark Cavendish on Twitter: Did my first long climb today since I started training properly. Thought my diaphragm was going to rip apart!! Well, nothing new there I guess.

Cavendish, renowned for his sprinting speed rather than climbing prowess, is recovering from a crash on the first day of the Tour de France in which he dislocated his shoulder.

Di Maria weighing up Monaco and Man United

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Madrid-based Spanish daily newspaper ABC claims that Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria is being fought over by Monaco and Manchester United.

It claims that while manager Louis van Gaal is a fan of the 26-year-old Argentina international, Manchester United are yet to meet the Real's £44m asking price and Di Maria's demands of £6.3m in annual wages.

Paris St-Germain haad been thought to lead the chase for Di Maria, but are struggling to sell anyone to make room in their squad and avoid falling foul of Financial Fair Play.

Froch v Groves II breaks records



The boxing rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves at Wembley Stadium in May is officially Britain's biggest grossing fight, according to the Daily Mail.

Total income from the fight was more than £22m, with the victorious Froch earning £8m and Groves taking home £2m.

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Best summer bargains?


We're asking you to nominate the best bits of business in the transfer market this summer...

Greg Ahrens: Got to be Marc Albrighton to Leicester for free.

Rian Hoskins: Cristian Gamboa, arguably the 2014 World Cup's best right back only cost West Brom £2m. Another is Mutch to QPR for £6m.

CampbellMoir: Ryan Gauld to Sporting for £3m! Everyone in Scotland knows he's class, imagine his price tag if he was English!

Horne to retire

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Hull's one-club half-back Richard Horne, who has 12 caps for Great Britain, announces he will retire at the end of the season.

The 32-year-old has been with his home-town side all of his playing life, having made his debut aged 16. Since then he has racked up 383 appearances for the Black and Whites, including a victorious Challenge Cup final in 2005.

Carberry in the runs


There are three games under way in county cricket's One-Day Cup.

At the Rose Bowl, Michael Carberry has scored 61 from 50 balls in Hampshire's 101-3 after 16.4 overs against Leicestershire.

Glamorgan are struggling on 72-4 in their clash with Kent at Canterbury, while Sussex are 82-2 after 18.5 overs against Surrey at The Oval - Luke Wright out for a quickfire 52.

Find radio commentary for all three matches here

City new arrivals make themselves at home


It has been a busy day at Manchester City. Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, on loan from new club New York City FC, has trained with the Premier League champions for the first time.


Meanwhile Bacary Sagna, recruited as a free agent after his contract as Arsenal expired earlier this summer, has joined a group of fans on a tour of the Etihad Stadium.


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Webb retires

AP: The new Premier League season won't be too old before there are cries for Howard Webb to come out of retirement and return to refereeing. The standard of officiating has really slipped over the past few seasons, and Howard Webb was always the most consistent and strongest referee about.

Denton's setback

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Scotland and Edinburgh back rower David Denton is ruled out for at least three months with a hamstring problem.

The 24-year-old sustained the injury in training and will be a doubt for Scotland's autumn Test series, which begins against Argentina on 8 November.

Vernon's apology


English 5,000m runner Andy Vernon apologises to Scotland's Lynsey Sharp after a Twitter row over her winning silver in the Commonwealth Games 800m.

Sharp, 24, finished second in Glasgow on Friday, less than a day after being on a hospital drip because of illness. Vernon was critical of her reaction to her performance in several comments on the social media website.

But later Vernon, 28, apologised and tweeted: "What started as a joke got out of hand."

KJT out of Europeans


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British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompsonpulls out of the European Championships having failed to recover fully from the foot injury that forced her out of Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Compatriot Phillips Idowu has also withdrawn as he looks to recover his best form in the triple jump.

Javelin thrower Goldie Sayers will captain the Great Britain team in Zurich from 12 August.

How's stat?!


Ahead of Thursday's fourth Test between England and India at Old Trafford, here are some stats for you to mull over:

  • England are unbeaten in eight Test matches at Old Trafford (W6 D2).
  • India have been involved in eight previous Test matches at Old Trafford against England; they have never won there (D5 L3).
  • MS Dhoni has a play and miss percentage of 13.9% in this series; no player has a higher failure rate (min 200 balls faced).

Three golds for GB


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Great Britain's paracanoeing pair Jeanette Chippington and Emma Wiggs both win gold at the Canoe Sprint World Championships in Moscow.

Chippington won two golds, while Martin Tweedie and Jonathan Young won bronze medals.