LiveWednesday transfers as they happened


  1. Vincent Kompany signs 5-year deal with Man City
  2. 34.2% say Chelsea will be champions & 47.3% think Burnley will finish last
  3. Latest transfer news and gossip
  4. Andy Murray beats Joao Sousa 6-3 6-3 in R2, Cincinnati
  5. Updates from Premier League new season launch
  6. Listen to England v India Women's Test on 5 live sports extra

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By Marc Higginson, Elizabeth Hudson and James Gheerbrant

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Recap: Rooney, Kompany, Chelsea, Suarez, Scudamore, Murray,

Well, what a finish to Sportsday.

In the last hour Vincent Kompany has signed a new five-year deal with Manchester City, Andy Murray has got back to winning ways and Bayern Munich's Frank Ribery has announced his international retirement - according to reports in a German football magazine.

If you strayed away from us at any point, here's what else you might have missed:

  • The launch of the new Premier League season had Wes Morgan "raring to go", Manuel Pellegrini boasting about his new signings, Martinez on the "phenomenal" signing of Lukaku, and Richard Scudamore talking up his '39th game' idea.
  • Scudamore then labelled Luis Suarez as an "accident waiting to happen" as the new Barca man awaits his appeal verdict tomorrow.
  • BBC Sport pundits making their Premier League predictions at the top and bottom - and then Sportsday readers having your say on Chelsea being champions and new boys Burnley coming dead last.
  • Transfer news with Shane Long to Southampton, Alberto Moreno set for Liverpool and Marcos Rojo edging closer to Old Trafford
  • Former European and Commonwealth 110m hurdles champion Andy Turner announcing his retirement live on the BBC.
  • Action from the European Championships in a weather-battered Zurich - which you can continue to follow live here

Stick with BBC Sport for Ireland vs England in the Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final live.

And don't forget to come back tomorrow for the Suarez appeal verdict and plenty more transfer gossip and sports news updates.

Done deal


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Real Madrid keeper Diego Lopez has agreed a move to AC Milan, the Spanish club have announced on Twitter.

The Spaniard played 52 games for Madrid over the past two seasons, displacing Iker Casillas as the club's number 1 in La Liga.

Copenhagen's qualifying conundrum


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FC Copenhagen could take on Bayer Leverkusen in their Champions League play-off with a team of youth players, as the first-team professionals are currently engaged in a labour dispute with the Danish League.

If the league cannot agree on a new collective bargaining agreement by midnight on Thursday, players who are union members will be locked out from August 19 - the date that Copenhagen are due to meet the Bundesliga side in the first leg of their qualifier. Aalborg's play-off against APOEL Nicosia could also be affected.

Copenhagen coach Stale Solbakken said: "I'm a socialist, I respect solidarity and I respect that the players stand together. But the consequences could extend far, far into the future for Danish club football."

England Women v India Women


England Women are continuing to get the wickets against India in their one-off Test in Wormsley.

Jenny Gunn has taken four wickets to leave India on 70-6 after 33 overs after England were dismissed for 92.

England ahead in World Cup semi-final

England lead Ireland 18-7 at half-time in their Women's World Cup semi-final in France.

There is live text commentary of the game on the BBC Sport website and live commentary on 5 Live Sports Extra.

Europeans get back on track


Action has resumed at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich and among those competing this evening are Mo Farah, Dwain Chambers and Tiffany Porter.

You can follow the latest from Zurich on the BBC Sport website.

Troy of the Tigers?


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Hull are readying a £10m bid for Watford striker Troy Deeney, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The Tigers are resigned to losing Shane Long to Southampton and Steve Bruce is targeting the 26-year-old as a replacement for the Irishman.

But the Telegraph reports that he may face competition from Leicester for the in-demand striker, who hit 24 goals in the Championship last season.

GB face must-win match


Great Britain's men face a must-win game against Bosnia-Herzegovina tonight in their bid to qualify for the 2015 Eurobasket competition.

Joe Prunty's side lost their opening qualification game against Iceland on Sunday.

British basketball had its elite funding withdrawn by UK Sport earlier this year. It's all a far cry from the heady days of London 2012. Britain's NBA stars Luol Deng and Joel Freeland have failed to make themselves available, and the team don't even have a kit sponsor for tonight's match.

Murray wins in Cincinnati


Andy Murray is safely into the last 16 of the Cincinnati Masters after a 6-3 6-3 win over Portugal's Joao Sousa.

The eighth seed was well in control throughout against the world number 37 and will next face either 11th seed John Isner or Australia's Marinko Matosevic.

England Women v India Women

England Women have grabbed three quick wickets against India in their one-off Test at Wormsley.

Opener Thirush Kamini was caught by Sarah Taylor off Jenny Gunn's bowling for 17 before Poonam Raut was dismissed by Kate Cross for a duck and Gunn then took the wicket of Smriti Mandhana

It leaves India on 48-3 after 24 overs after England were dismissed for 92.

Brook v Porter world title fight "is 50-50"


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Kell Brook's trainer has called his IBF welterweight title bout against American Shawn Porter a "50-50 fight".

The Sheffield boxer takes on the unbeaten champion in California in the early hours of Sunday, 17 August in his first world title fight.

Dominic Ingle says his man has "looked a little ragged" in some fights, but has left "no stone unturned" after a 16-week training camp.

He said: "Kell has got to go into the lion's den with everything against him and the only thing he has got is his ability and his desire to become a world champion."

Captain Wayne comments


Wayne Rooney has tweeted about Louis van Gaal's decision to make him club captain: "Very proud to be named captain of @ManUtd.

"Huge honour and I can't wait to lead the team out on Saturday for our first game of the season."

Moeen's tip from the umpire



England spinner Moeen Ali says a little tip from umpire Kumar Dharmasena - a 31-Test veteran with Sri Lanka - has helped to transform his bowling.

After taking 19 wickets in four Tests against India, Moeen told the Telegraph: "After the first Test, where I went for quite a few runs, I sat down and analysed it and felt the need for change. Then Belly (Ian Bell) took me to one side on the practice day at Lord's and said: 'Look, this is what you've got to do to be consistent in the Test side, this is what Swanny (Graeme Swann) did, bowl quicker and straighter, especially on a first-day pitch.'

"Then I went into the nets and the umpire Kumar Dharmasena was there and I asked him, as a former off-spinner, how could I bowl quicker without it being flat. He said to me: 'Just grab your pocket as quickly as you can with your non-bowling arm.' As soon as I bowled one ball I knew it would work. That, for some reason, allows me to bowl quicker and straighter without being flat."

Murray in impressive form against Sousa


Andy Murray wins the opening set 6-3 against Portugal's Joao Sousa at the Cincinnati Masters.

The eighth seed has been playing some impressive tennis against the world number 37 as he continues his preparations for the US Open.


Kompany's new deal

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Captain Vincent Kompany signs a new five-year deal with Manchester City, keeping him at the club until 2019.

"When I arrived in 2008, I could never have dreamed that we could achieve what we have over the last six years but, for me, this is just the start of the journey," the Belgian defender, 28, told the club's official website.

"This team is stronger now than it's ever been; we have competition for places in every position and a dressing room full of exceptional, motivated people who want to continue making history together.

"Lifting two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup have been four of the best days of my life but I believe that there are many more of these occasions ahead."

England Women v India Women


England Women are still waiting for a breakthrough on day one of their one-off Test against India in Wormsley.

After dismissing England for 82, India openers Smriti Mandhana and Thirush Kamini have led their side to 31-0 after 15 overs.

Everton bid for Biabiany?


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Everton could launch a late bid to sign Parma winger Jonathan Biabiany, Talksport reports.

The Frenchman has been heavily linked with West Brom over the summer, but the Baggies now appear to have cooled their interest, and Roberto Martinez could swoop for the 26-year-old.

Solid start for Murray


Andy Murray makes a good start in his match at the Cincinnati Masters against Portugal's Joao Sousa and leads 3-1.

Murray broke his opponent early and had another chance in the fourth game but Sousa dug deep to hold.

Wind causes problems in Zurich


This evening's session at the European Championships in Zurich is delayed because of strong winds. The session is now due to get under way at 17:30 BST but could be delayed further if conditions do not improve.

Britain's Mo Farah is due to be in action in the 10,000m with Tiffany Porter in the 100m hurdles final while the semi-finals and finals of the men's 100m are also scheduled.

Vote result: Burnley to go down


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Burnley fans, you might want to look away now… 47.3% of voters reckon the Clarets will be propping up the other 19 Premier League teams come the end of the season.

The vote doesn't make pretty reading for West Brom either, with 18.7% believing they'll finish 20th and plummet into the Championship in May.

Leicester City will want to prove the doubters wrong too, with 9% of voters believing they'll drop back down to the second tier in last place.

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