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  1. David Silva signs new Man City deal
  2. Is Wilfried Zaha on his way back to Crystal Palace?
  3. Glenn Hoddle joins QPR backroom staff
  4. England & Ireland name teams for Women's Rugby World Cup semi
  5. Get involved: Who is your greatest homegrown sports star?

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By Lawrence Barretto and Elizabeth Hudson

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That's it for Sportsday Live for Tuesday and it will return on Wednesday at 08:00 BST as we look ahead to the start of the Premier League season.

Coming up - Tuesday night football


It's a busy night of football with 32 games in the League Cup tonight. Whether you are a fan of Accrington Stanley or York or any team in between, you can follow the latest on the BBC Sport website with commentary and all of the latest on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Gibbons to miss World Championships


Olympic and Commonwealth silver medallist Gemma Gibbons will miss this month's World Judo Championships in Russia after picking up an ankle ligament injury.

The 27-year-old recovered from a fractured wrist and shoulder reconstruction surgery to compete in Glasgow.

"This is very frustrating and bad timing with the World Championships coming up," said Gibbons. "However, I know that when I am my best I can be one of the best in the world, so I will just have to keep doing the rehab to get back as soon as possible, but most importantly in good shape."

Miller boost for Blackpool


Blackpool receive a boost ahead of tonight's League Cup tie against Shrewsbury with striker Ishmael Miller receiving clearance to play, according to the Blackpool Gazette.

Miller and a couple of other players were unable to play in Saturday's Championship opener against Nottingham Forest because of registration issues, and the Seasiders were only able to name four players on the bench.

Goal alerts for your team

Tuesday's League Cup games

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With 32 games in the League Cup tonight what better way to ensure you are across all the action by downloading the BBC Sport App, because Android (phones and tablets) and iOS (iPhone and iPad) app users can sign up to receive alerts for more than 150 teams.

You can receive alerts for kick-off, goals, half-time scores and results, and you can can sign up to any number of teams, not just your own club.

The latest versions of the Android and iOS apps are available in the app stores and to sign up for alerts, click on the "My Alerts" link in the app menu (below "LIVE Radio"). Then select the team and alerts you want to receive.

Rojo wants Manchester United switch



Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo has handed in a transfer request and told his club he wants to be allowed to join Manchester United.

United have submitted a 20m euro bid for the 24-year-old.

Sporting are still considering the offer but Rojo has informed the Portuguese side he will no longer train with them until the situation is resolved to his satisfaction.

United manager Louis van Gaal has been looking for a central defender following the summer departures of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.

Kelly set for Crystal Palace move


Liverpool defender Martin Kelly is set to complete a surprise £1.5m switch to Crystal Palace, reports the Daily Mail.

The 24-year-old, who has made more than 30 senior appearances for the Reds since breaking into the first-team squad in 2007, and his representatives held talks with Palace officials on Monday.

Ohuruogu wins in style


Britain's world champion Christine Ohuruogu looks impressive as she wins her 400m heat at the European Championships in Zurich in a season's best time of 51.40 seconds.

West Ham consider new Wickham bid


West Ham had a £5m bid for Sunderland striker Connor Wickham, 21, but rejected could return with a new bid according to the Brentwood Gazette.

Schmeichel backs Joe Hart



Leicester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel says he does not believe it is healthy to have two number one goalkeepers at a club after England number one Joe Hart was replaced as Manchester City keeper by new signing Willy Caballero in the Community Shield on Sunday.

"Absolutely no disrespect to Willy, I've seen him play for Malaga and he's a very good keeper, but I've also worked with Joe Hart for a number of years and there's no question for me who's the best goalkeeper," he said.

"You look at situations like Courtois and Cech at Chelsea, two of the best goalkeepers in the world at the same club and one of them's going to be unhappy, which I don't think is healthy.

"I think it's good when a manager names his goalkeeper and backs him. That's the sort of thing you want as a goalkeeper. You want to know you've got the backing of the manager and you're not one mistake away from getting dropped. I think that's a better scenario for most keepers."

Tiote ready for Newcastle exit


Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote could be on his way out of St James' Park with the 28-year-old attracting interest from a host of clubs, with reports suggesting that teams in Germany, Russia, France and Spain are eager to sign the Ivory Coast international.

But according to reports in France, the Ivorian could be on his way to Arsenal and the Gunners are ready to prepare a bid for the midfielder.

Piedt guides South Africa to victory


Dane Piedt capped a memorable international debut with his second four-wicket haul to help South Africa to a nine-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the one-off Test in Harare.

Spinner Piedt took four for 62, and finished with match figures of eight for 152 on his first appearance for the Proteas, while fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel each took three wickets as Zimbabwe crashed to 181 in their second innings.

Coming up - European Championships


Live video and text coverage for the evening session on day one of the European Athletics Championships starts at 16:40 BST.

Britain's Jo Pavey will be to become the oldest female European champion when the 40-year-old goes in the 10,000m final at 19:10.

Pivac takes over at Scarlets

Rugby Union

Scarlets have confirmed that the region's new assistant coach Wayne Pivac will take over the reins as Head Coach.

New Zealander Pivac, who joined the region last month, will take over from former Irish international Simon Easterby .

Pivac, who was involved with Auckland Rugby for 15 years, also led Fiji as Director of Rugby for the national side from 2004-2006.

Rihanna wants to buy Liverpool?


The mystery surrounding which Premier League club pop star Rihanna wants to buy has been revealed. It is Liverpool, reports Spain's Mundo Deportivo.

Webb denies Man Utd bias


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Retired referee Howard Webb has dismissed claims that he was biased towards Manchester United during his refereeing career, reports the Daily Telegraph. He said: "There's no element of truth in it."

Latest gossip


Sporting Lisbon's Argentine defender Marcos Rojo, 24, has refused to show up for training in a bid to force through a £16m move to Manchester United, reports the Daily Express.

Moore leaves Wakefield

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Veteran prop forward Richard Moore has left Wakefield by mutual consent.

The 32-year-old was out of contract at the end of the year but appeared in 16 of their last 17 matches.

Meanwhile, prop Nick Scruton will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to reconstruct ligaments in his thumb.

Everton close to completing Atsu deal


Everton manager Roberto Martinez says the club have an "agreement in principle" to sign Chelsea winger Christian Atsu on a season-long loan.

The Blues boss confirmed that the deal for the 22-year-old Ghana international is now just subject to final work permit confirmation.

Atsu spent last season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem and joined Chelsea last summer after starting his career at Porto.

Green ready for Wigan comeback

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Wigan's former Hull KR stand-off Blake Green will make his comeback from a three-month injury lay-off in Thursday's Super League match against his old club.

Green, who made 35 appearances for the Robins in 2011 and 2012, has been sidelined since suffering a ruptured bicep at the Magic Weekend in May.

Wigan, who are second in the table, two points behind St Helens are also boosted by the return of forward Eddy Pettybourne, who has been out for a month with a jaw injury, while hooker Michael McIlorum and centre Iain Thornley are both a week away from making their comebacks.

Davis Cup venues moved


The International Tennis Federation say that Davis Cup matches, set to be played on 12-14 September, will be moved out of Ukraine and Israel because of security issues in both countries.

Israel's tie against Argentina was due to be played in Tel Aviv. The hosts have until Thursday to nominate a venue in another country.

Belgium no longer have to travel to Kiev for their World Group play-off against Ukraine. The hosts have five working days to nominate a neutral venue.

Schmeichel happy to be following in father's footsteps


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Leicester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel says that a desire to follow in the footsteps of his father Peter did not have a major bearing on his career choice.

"I've had those questions asked of me all my life, so why should they stop now?," he said.

"My dad had a great career and if I could win a 10th of what he won in football, I'd be happy. But that was a long time ago and it had no bearing on my career, so I'm proud of him for his achievements definitely."

Reed signs three-year deal


Sheffield United midfielder Louis Reed sign a three-year contract.

"It is incredible that he has only just turned 17, he has had a terrific pre-season and is progressing really well," manager Nigel Clough told the club website.

Rugby Union

Twickenham to host European final

Twickenham has been chosen to host the inaugural final of the European Rugby Champions Cup on 2 May.

London will also provide the setting for the final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup with Twickenham Stoop, home to Harlequins, staging the event on 1 May.

Porto make £614m in fees in last decade


Porto have received £614m in transfer fees in the last decade and have spent less than half that during the same period, reports the Daily Mail.

Their latest windfall came on Monday when Manchester City comleted the signing of Eliaquim Mangala for a fee of £32m.

How does McIlroy compare to the greats?



How does Rory McIlroy's four majors by age 25 compare with some of the greats? Our designers have been on the case and come up with this nifty graphic.

Latest gossip

Formula 1

Defending champion Sebastian Vettel is having a disappointing season because he is worn out, according to his Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.

Find out more about that story and others in the latest edition of F1 gossip.

Runner suffers heavy fall in steeplechase


WatchVictor Garcia's European Championships come to an abrupt end as the Spaniard clips his knee on the final hurdle and falls heavily in the men's 3,000m steeplechase heats in Zurich.

Garcia was visibly shaken after the fall but managed to walk away. Spanish newspaper Marca reported that the 29-year-old suffered concussion and did not remember the fall when attended to by trackside doctors.

Question of Sport teaser

Earlier, @QuestionofSport asked: Since 2000, which nine teams have appeared in the Uefa Super Cup on more than one occasion?

The answers are AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Liverpool, Porto, Real Madrid and Sevilla.

PSG's Silva faces spell on sidelines


Paris St Germain defender Thiago Silva could face a spell on the sidelines after suffering a thigh injury during a friendly on Monday.

The Brazil international limped off after 14 minutes of his team's 2-1 win at Napoli and will undergo medical checks .

"It's probably a small tear in the back of his (right) thigh. I hope it's not too serious," coach Laurent Blanc was quoted as saying in French sports daily L'Equipe on Tuesday.

Reid misses out on triple jump final


Britain's Julian Reid narrowly misses out on Thursday's triple jump final after jumping 16.52m - just three centimetres short of the automatic qualification mark. Italian Fabrizio Schembri registered the same distance with his own first attempt and takes the final "best of the rest" qualification slot.

The action restarts on our live page at 16:15 BST with live video of the men's discus and live text commentary on an evening that includes Great Britain's Jo Pavey attempting to become the oldest ever women's European champion when she competes in the 10,000m final.

Porter carries herself through to semis


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Tiffany Porter, Great Britain's team captain at the 2012 World Indoors, makes her way into the semi-finals of the women's 100m hurdles, clocking the fastest time of any qualifier with 12.69 seconds.

"I'm really happy with it. I just hope to keep getting better in every round. I am always most nervous before the first round, so I was really pleased to go out there and get it out of the way," she told BBC Sport.

Palace confident of Zaha return


Crystal Palace are confident of being able to bring Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha back to the club, with the 21-year-old having made it clear to United that he wants to return to Selhurst Park, reports the Daily Mirror.

Onions suffers side strain


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Durham and England seamer Graham Onions is being assessed after going off with a side strain, having bowled only three deliveries in his county's One-Day Cup match against Nottinghamshire.

England Women's squad analysis

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BBC women's rugby commentator Sara Orchard: "After an impressive 20 minutes against Canada, steadying the ship, Katy Mclean's return as captain and fly-half is no surprise.

"Wasps' La Toya Mason's selection as scrum-half see's Natasha Hunt pushed to the bench but playing style and the time Hunt has had on the bench may have forced Street's decision. The biggest call is the selection of 21-year-old Alex Matthews at flanker.

"Heather Fisher misses out as Marlie Packer gets the back-row seat on the bench, the plumber's explosive contribution could prove vital.

"At their own standards England did not play well against Canada and significant improvement will be required if they're to beat an in-form Ireland and make a fourth consecutive World Cup final."

England Women make six changes

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England Women's head coach Gary Street has made six changes for Wednesday's Rugby World Cup semi-final clash against Ireland at the Stade Jean Bouin in Paris.

Full commentary will be available on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

Song targets Man Utd move


Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, who is currently at Barcelona, is stalling over a move to Italy because he is still hoping Manchester United will firm up their interest in him, reports the Daily Express.

Ben Arfa fan appearance cancelled


Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa's scheduled meet-and-greet with fans at a book shop today has been cancelled because it would be "counter-productive".

"Since accepting the invitation last week, it has become increasingly clear that Hatem will be excluded from the training day event at St James' Park today," said a statement from the Back Page book store.

"In light of the increasing media circus that news has prompted, both the Back Page and Hatem agree that staging the event would be counter-productive and cancellation is the most logical course of action."

Get involved - #myhometownhero

Adam James Jones: Neville Southall Everton and Welsh legend from Llandudno. Great Goalkeeper, one of the best ever!

Matthew Bouse: Howard Winstone from Merthyr Tydfil. Welsh Commonwealth Gold in Wales and World Champion boxing legend from a boxing town.

Linus Nilsson: Freddie Ljungberg born in my hometown Vittsjö in Sweden. Legend at the best club in the world!

Who is your greatest homegrown sports star. Use #myhometownhero on Twitter or leave a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+ pages

No signings for Guardiola


Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola says the club will not sign any more players during the current transfer window despite a series of injury setbacks.

Defender Rafinha and winger Franck Ribery are both doubtful for Wednesday's German Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund while Thiago Alcantara remains an absentee.

"No, no new players," Guardiola told reporters in Munich. "Thiago will be back and Rafa will be back and Franck will be back so I am happy about this squad."

400m trio through to European semis


No problems for Great Britain's 400m men as Matthew Hudson-Smith, Martyn Rooney and Conrad Williams all comfortably qualify for Wednesday's semi-finals.

Team-mate James Wilkinson is more than second short of a fastest loser spot in the 3,000m steeplechase however.

Ticket woe at St James' Park


Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has had his pre-season build up disrupted by an angry behind-the-scenes dispute with owner Mike Ashley which has seen the club's backroom staff stripped of free match day tickets, reports the Daily Mirror.

Ashley withdrew the "privilege" of bringing guests to St James' Park with Pardew's assistant John Carver and coach Steve Stone among those who have been told they now have to pay for their guest passes.

In the past, senior coaches were allowed to bring up to four guests, including family members or football contacts, to home games in an executive box.

Silva signs new deal with Man City


David Silva is the third City player to have signed a new contract over the summer after Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov also agreed new terms.

News of the deal also comes a day after the club completed the £32m signing of Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala.

City's summer activity has also seen them sign midfielder Fernando, goalkeeper Willy Caballero and defender Bacary Sagna while England midfielder Frank Lampard, who is to join sister club New York City FC next year, has also agreed a loan move to the Etihad Stadium.

Frustration for Warburton

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Wales and Lions captain Sam Warburton will not be available for the Cardiff Blues' pre-season friendly against Exeter on Friday, because of the ongoing dispute in Welsh rugby.

Warburton is the only player to have signed a central contract with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), and has been doing pre-season training and rehab with his old region.

However the Blues have confirmed he won't be selected to play in any match while the Welsh regions and the WRU are yet to resolve their long-running feud over a new participation agreement, which covers crucial issues such as player release and funding.

Meanwhile another leading Welsh international, prop Adam Jones, is now training at Welsh Premiership club Neath RFC. Jones is without a contract because of the impasse, and had been doing pre-season training on his own.

Kaneria's life ban appeal refused


Danish Kaneria's application to appeal his life ban, imposed in June 2012 under the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) anti-corruption regulations, has been refused, the governing body has said.

Silva signs new deal with Man City


Spanish international David Silva's new deal will keep him at Manchester City until at least 2019.

"From the moment I joined the club four years ago it has felt like a second home to me," Silva told the Manchester City website.

"On and off the pitch, I feel incredibly content and fulfilled professionally and personally, so why wouldn't I want to stay and keep winning trophies with this fantastic team?"

BreakingSilva signs new deal with Man City


Playmaker David Silva, 28, has agreed terms on a new five-year deal with Manchester City, the Premier League champions have announced.

Ireland name semi-final XV

Rugby Union

Ireland have named the same XV that beat New Zealand in the game before last for Wednesday's semi-final of the Women's Rugby Union World Cup against England in France

Team: Niamh Briggs, Ashleigh Baxter, Lynne Cantwell, Grace Davitt, Alison Miller, Nora Stapleton, Tania Rosser; Fiona Coghlan, Gillian Bourke, Ailis Egan, Sophie Spence, Marie Louise Reilly, Paula Fitzpatrick, Claire Molloy, Heather O'Brien. Replacements: Sharon Lynch, Fiona Hayes, Siobhan Fleming, Laura Guest, Larissa Muldoon, Jenny Murphy, Hannah Casey.

Happy Sayers reaches javelin final


Great Britain team captain Goldie Sayers, who reaches the javelin final with a first-round throw of 58.07m to beat the qualifying mark of 57.50: "That throw was terrible but I've qualified for the final, and that is the main thing."

Hodgson never considered quitting


England boss Roy Hodgson suffered "dark moments" but did not think of resigning following his team's disappointing group-stage exit at this year's World Cup in Brazil.

"You only walk away when, A, you can't stand the pressure or, B, that you don't feel that you are good enough to do the job," he told Sky Sports News.

"In that situation, I can safely and strongly say that I never felt that at all."

Sprint trio impress in 100m


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British trio Ashleigh Nelson, Desiree Henry and Asha Philip are into the semi-finals of the 100m at the European Athletics Championships.

Nelson and Henry both set new personal bests - Nelson managing 11.19 seconds, 0.02 faster than Henry clocked in finishing second to one of the favourites, Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands. Philip was also second in her heat.

France's Myriam Soumare set the fastest time of 11.03, equalling Schippers's world-leading time.

England right to retain Cook - Vaughan


Former England captain Michael Vaughan says he was wrong to say Alastair Cook should be replaced as skipper of the national side.

Vaughan called for Cook to be replaced by Eoin Morgan after defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's last month.

But he acknowledged back-to-back Test wins since showed it was a "fantastic decision" to retain the 29-year-old.

"No question, I was wrong," said Vaughan on BBC Radio 5 live's Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show.

Who is your greatest homegrown sports star?

Get involved #myhometownhero

Peter Bate: As a Wolves FC fan it has to be Bully. Still involved with the club and always loyal to the end!!! Not quite an England legend like Billy Wright, although he did play for them and scored on his debut, but certainly a Wolves one.

Barry Si Inca Ceva: Brian O'Driscoll is the first of many sporting heroes from Dublin that I could mention. For 15 years he was one of the best centres in world rugby, and his list of medals and achievements is impressive to say the least.

Jake Conlon: Dean Windass: you can guess the rest.

Who is your greatest homegrown sports star? Use #myhometownhero on Twitter of leave a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+ pages

Ferdinand on transfer fees



QPR defender Rio Ferdinand says Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea, should be valued at at least £60m given recent transfer fees.

He tweeted: "Mangala 31m & Luiz much would Varane cost with these valuations at the moment??! 60-70m??"

The ex-Manchester United player also wondered how much some other greats would be worth if they were playing and were fit.

He added: "Imagine how much these guys would cost today - a fit King & Woodgate, Terry, Carragher, Sol, Vidic, Stam, Nesta, Ayala!? Never mind Franz [Beckbenbauer] & Bobby [Moore]!"

Redknapp welcomes Hoddle


QPR manager Harry Redknapp says he is looking forward to working with Glenn Hoddle after the former England manager is appointed to the Loftus Road backroom staff.

"I spoke with the chairman about the possibility of bringing Glenn in, and he thought it was a great idea," he says.

"Glenn will be great. He has a brilliant knowledge of the game and is a hugely-respected coach. I decided if I was going to bring somebody in, I was going to go for somebody who was top class, and that's what Glenn is."

Hoddle joins QPR backroom staff


QPR appoint former England manager Glenn Hoddle to Harry Redknapp's backroom staff.

"I have always loved coaching, and I can't wait to meet the players, get on the training pitch and get to work," says Hoddle, who will work alongside Kevin Bond and Joe Jordan.

Question of Sport teaser

It's #QSTeaser time! Today @QuestionofSport ask: Since 2000, which nine teams have appeared in the Uefa Super Cup on more than one occasion?

We will reveal the answer shortly after 14:00 BST.

Murray signs up to Hopman Cup


Andy Murray will begin his 2015 season at the Hopman Cup in Perth alongside fellow British number one Heather Watson.

Both times Murray has played at the Hopman Cup, he went on to reach the final of the Australian Open, losing to Roger Federer in 2010 and Novak Djokovic the following year.

Radcliffe responds to Farah criticism


Britain's Paula Radcliffe has responded to criticism from double world and Olympic champion Mo Farah over his Commonwealth Games withdrawal.

Farah claimed Radcliffe said he had taken the easy option by pulling out of the Glasgow event.

"I've been one of his biggest supporters over the years and continue to be so," Radcliffe said on BBC Two. "I was disappointed when I saw that headline as well. I think what Mo's probably done is seen the headline and not read further down the article, which did twist it a little bit.

"I never said that he was choosing the easy option. What I said was that it was an easier race here certainly, but he also had more chance of being here because he had longer to get over the problems."

On this day in sport


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Tiger Woods won his 13th career major with a two-stroke victory over Woody Austin in the US PGA Championship at Southern Hills, Oklahoma.

Woods's victory gave him back-to-back US PGA titles for the second time - he won in 1999 and 2000 - and a fourth US PGA in all.

Fellow Americans Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen lead the way with five apiece.

'No criminal act' in Stewart crash


The investigation into the death of an American racing driver after he was hit by the car of three-time Nascar champion Tony Stewart has yet to uncover any "criminal behaviour".

Kevin Ward Jr, 20, got out of his car and was gesturing at Stewart when he was struck by the 43-year-old's car.

Authorities conducted a reconstruction of the crash on Monday. Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero said: "At this time, there are no facts that support any criminal behaviour."