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Summary

  1. Crystal Palace appoint Neil Warnock as new manager
  2. AC Milan pursue Chelsea's Fernando Torres
  3. Tottenham sign Sevilla's Federico Fazio
  4. Latest transfer news and gossip
  5. GET INVOLVED: Will Neil Warnock succeed at Crystal Palace?

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By Luke Reddy and Pete Oliver

All times stated are UK

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Champions League takes centre stage

Football

That's it for another day, apart from the small matter of a

We have brought you all the reaction to Neil Warnock's return as Crystal Palace manager and all the latest transfer stories involving Fernando Torres, Federico Fazio, James McArthur and Jordan Rhodes.

We've also been right across a pretty dismal day for England's cricket team and we'll be back tomorrow with the draw for the Champions League group stage where Arsenal will hope to be in the hat for the 17th year in a row and the announcement of England's new captain.

Deeney signs news deal at Watford

Football

Watford captain

Troy Deeney has signed a new four-year deal at Vicarage Road to end any chance of a pre-deadline move.

The striker had attracted reported interest this summer from Hull, Leicester and Burnley but has now committed himself to the Championship club.

India go 1-0 up in series

Cricket

India complete a crushing 133-run win over England in Cardiff to take a 1-0 lead in the one-day series.

After rattling up 304-6, India then bowled out England for just 161 as they chased a revised target of 295.

It's on to Trent Bridge now for Saturday's next instalment of what is now a four-match series and England will have to bat a lot better.

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Tottenham sign Fazio

Football

Tottenham have nipped in quietly near the end of the day to confirm the

signing of defender Federico Fazio from Sevilla.

The Argentina international, 27, has signed a four-year deal.

Alonso calls it a day with Spain

Football

Real Madrid's former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football.

Alonso bows out after Spain's dismal defence of their World Cup crown in Brazil.

However, the 32-year-old hangs up his boots with a World Cup and two European Championships (2008 and 2012) to his name.

Xabi Alonso and Diego Costa in training with Spain
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"I announce my retirement from international football. It's been an enormous honour for 11 great years. Sincere thanks to everyone involved,"

Alonso said on Twitter.

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Thank you for all your tweets on Neil Warnock being appointed Crystal Palace manager. Tweet #bbcsportsday to get involved.

Rian Hoskins: Warnock would have been good for Palace in the Championship. But it is a risk considering he hasn't kept a BPL team up before.

Andrew Priestley: Last year Crystal Palace got their appointment just right with Pulis, this year they've got it all wrong with Neil Warnock.

Woakes mounts last stand for England

Cricket

The end is nigh for England who have put up a pretty dismal fight at Cardiff.

India's slow bowlers have maintained their grip with Ben Stokes holing out on the boundary and Chris Jordan trapped plumb in front for a duck.

It's 141-8 and, not for the first time this summer, the crowd may feel a bit short-changed.

Chris Woakes tries to liven it up, though, as he survives a dropped chance by hammering a six over long on.

India close in on victory over England at Cardiff
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'Let's do it,' says Wenger

Football

The Champions League group stage draw beckons and Sportsday will have it tomorrow from 16.45BST.

Not surprisingly, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is determined to be in it - again.

"For us the Champions League is very important. We want to play at the top level, at international level," said Wenger (below) ahead of

tonight's qualifying round second leg against Besiktas with the tie balanced at 0-0.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
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"Nothing is unthinkable - it (not qualifying for the group stage) has happened to 99% of all the big clubs in Europe.

"But we want to be in there and we think we have the potential to do it. The task is clear and we know we can do it. So let's do it."

India closing in on victory

Cricket

Another nail in the coffin for England, it would appear, as Eoin Morgan perishes for 28 to leave England on 119-6.

Morgan and Ben Stokes were just starting to look as though they might provide some entertainment when Morgan fails to clear the ropes with a slog-sweep and gives Ravindra Jadeja another wicket.

Another 176 to win at over ten an over looks an impossible task.

Keep checking, though, via our

live text commentary.

Warnock's point to prove

Football

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says Neil Warnock joins the club with "unfinished business" in the Premier League.

Warnock, 65,

joins the club for the second time having left in 2010 but has never kept a side in the Premier League despite being in a position of safety before being sacked by QPR in January 2012.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish
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"It felt a good fit," Parish (above) tells Sky Sports. "We want to put some succession planning in place. Hopefully we can sit down at the end of the season and plan a future for the club rather than fire fighting."

Ryder Cup race is on

Golf

Stephen Gallagher
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European captain Paul McGinley will leave it to the last minute to decide on his Ryder Cup wild cards and admits "something spectacular" could yet influence his decision.

Scotland's Stephen Gallacher (pictured) is the only player who can move into the automatic qualifying places by finishing first or second in the final counting event, this week's Italian Open.

The Deutsche Bank Championship - which does not count towards qualifying - is also underway in Boston and good form there could prove influential says McGinley, who announces his three wildcard choices on Tuesday.

"There are a few players here who could win or do very well and really give themselves the best possible chance of a pick," says McGinley. "I want to see guys bursting over the line this week."

Question of Sport Teaser answer

Earlier we asked you - courtesy of our good friends at Question of Sport - since 2000, which eight players whose surnames end in a Y have made their ODI debut for @ECB_cricket?

The answer: Gareth Batty, Michael Carberry, Joe Denly, Harry Gurney, Robert Key, James Kirtley, Stephen Parry and Michael Yardy.

Well done if you got it right.

Degenkolb

Road cycling

Germany's John Degenkolb wins the stage for the second day running in the Vuelta a Espana.

France's Nacer Bouhanni claims he is blocked off by Degenkolb in a sprint for the line at the end of 180km stage ride from Priego de Cordoba to Ronda.

But Bouhanni has to accept second place with Moreno Hofland of the Netherlands in third.

Australia's Michael Matthews finished in the leading pack to extend his overall lead over race favourite Nairo Quintana of Colombia to 13 seconds.

Hales' effort ends as India tighten grip

Cricket

England are chasing a revised target of 295 from 47 overs under the DL method after losing a few overs at the start of their reply but at this rate that's an academic figure as Alex Hales departs.

The debutant top-edges a sweep in Ravindra Jadeja's first over to go for 40 as England struggle to 82-4 after 21 overs.

Jadeja then strikes again as Joss Butler dollies one up to go for two. England getting a taste of their own medicine at 84-5.

Stay in touch via our live text commentary.

South Africa triumph in run chase

Cricket

Captain AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis have both hit hundreds to set up a remarkable victory for South Africa over Australia.

Chasing Australia's 327-7 in their one-day international in Harare, South Africa romped home by seven wickets with more than three overs to spare.

The pair (below) put on 206 for the third wicket to give their side four points in the triangular tournament which has the world number-one ranking at stake.

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Not for sale

Football

Roberto Soldado and Andros Townsend
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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will not sell Andros Townsend or Roberto Soldado before the transfer window closes on Monday.

Soldado has struggled for form since joining from Valencia last summer and AC Milan have been linked with a move for the Spaniard.

"He is in my plans. For the future? Yes. Yes. We've only had two games in the Premier League and one in the Europa League," says Pochettino, who says he needs 24 or 25 players to manage this season.

Button pushed out?

Andrew Benson

BBC Sport

"Jenson Button's Formula 1 career is

hanging in the balance as McLaren continue their pursuit of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

"McLaren have been courting Alonso since last year after deciding they want him as a lead driver for their new engine partnership with Honda from 2015.

"They are not prepared to take any other decisions on drivers until they know whether Alonso will leave Maranello.

"Button is out of contract this year and wants to stay at McLaren."

No Napoli move for Sandro and Lucas

Football

Napoli have ended their interest in midfielders Lucas Leiva of Liverpool and Tottenham's Sandro,

reports Talksport.

The transfer fees and wage demands have proven too problematic for Rafa Benitez's side, who will now turn their attention to David Lopez of Espanyol.

England lose quick wickets as chase falters

Cricket

Three quick wickets mean England are up against it in their run chase.

Alastair Cook and Alex Hales put on 54 for the first wicket but Cook and Ian Bell then go in the same Mohammed Shami over to leave England on 56-2 after 11.

India's 304-6 suddenly looks a long way off and it gets even worse for the hosts when Joe Root is castled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who makes the most of the bowler-friendly conditions, to make it 63-3.

A lot now on the shoulders of Hales and Eoin Morgan.

Follow our live text commentary to see how it all pans out.

No Bale-ing out

Football

Manager Chris Coleman is adamant star man Gareth Bale will play if Wales have to play on an artificial surface when they meet Andorra on 9 September.

Gareth Bale
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The 3G pitch in question

will be inspected by Fifa on Friday and while Coleman says he has met with Bale's Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti to discuss the problems the surface throws up, the 25-year-old will feature regardless.

"Madrid understand Gareth's got a job to play for Wales, if he's available he's going to play," says Coleman, who stressed his squad would not train on the surface beforehand for fear of picking up injuries. "Carlo said when they trained on 3G a lot of players had bad reactions, it was tough."

McArthur fee agreed

Football

James McArthur
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Leicester City agree a fee in the region of £7m for Wigan Athletic midfielder James McArthur.

The 26-year-old will become the Foxes sixth signing of the summer if he passes a medical later today.

Burnley were also interested in the services of the Scottish international but had a

series of bids rejected.

Angel in Manchester

Football

British transfer record

Angel Di Maria will be presented to the media by Manchester United at 15:00 BST on Thursday.

The £59.7m fee paid to Real Madrid topped the £50m Chelsea gave for Fernando Torres in 2011.

You can look back at the evolution of British transfer fees in our feature which charts a move from a record £100 deal 111 years ago to the modern day super spending.

British transfer fees
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No bridge too far for Marquez

Moto GP

World Moto GP champion Marc Marquez warmed up for Sunday's British Moto GP at Silverstone with a quick spin across the Millenium Bridge in London.

Not even the pigeons of St Paul's would have had a chance of catching the Spaniard who had won ten races in a row before his remarkable run was ended in the last round in the Czech Republic.

Marc Marquez rides across the Millenium Bridge in London
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Central role for Burgess

Rugby Union

Sam Burgess will

start his Bath career in the centres, but head coach Mike Ford still expects him to excel in the back-row.

South Sydney Rabbitohs star Burgess will trade codes for rugby union in October, joining Bath in a bid to break into Stuart Lancaster's Rugby World Cup 2015 squad.

Bath footed the entire bill for his signature and Ford says the international setup therefore have "no say" in his development.

"Clearly we'll probably look at him in the centres first and foremost, let him learn the game from afar really," says Ford. "But my gut feeling is he will end up in the pack."

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Many of your tweets on Crystal Palace's

appointment of Neil Warnock appeared to write the 65-year-old off but it appears the tide is turning.

Joe Cooper: Warnock's appointment is great! A huge influence in the dressing room, loves the fans and will show the grit to stay up.

Jack McLeod: Warnock has never had a chance to prove himself in the Premiership. I think he'll keep them up. What else can Crystal Palace hope for?

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Times chief football correspondent

Oliver Kay tweets: If Crystal Palace stay up it will be the first time Warnock has kept a team in top flight (after Notts Co & Sheff U, though he was on course when QPR sacked him). And for what it's worth, I think Warnock will keep them up. They look far better equipped to survive than they did a year ago pre-Pulis.

Celtic strike loan deal

Football

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Celtic

complete the loan signing of Ghana winger Mubarak Wakaso.

The 24-year-old, who played in the World Cup, arrives on a one-year loan deal with Celtic having the option to buy the player from Russian side Rubin Kazan.

Hands off Blind

Football

Ajax director of football Marc Overmars says Manchester United have made no contact over Daley Blind and states only a "top price" would see the full-back move.

Daley Blind
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Reports have circulated linking the Netherlands defender with a move to Old Trafford, where he would link up with his former international coach Louis van Gaal.

"There's some rumblings around Daley, some clubs enquired, but there is no concrete offer," says former Arsenal winger Overmars. "Only if the absolute top price is paid is a transfer negotiable."

Tough man to please

Football

Miroslav Klose and Louis van Gaal
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Miroslav Klose claims the years he spent playing under new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal were the hardest of his career.

The 36-year-old - Germany's all-time leading goalscorer with 71 goals - left Bayern Munich in 2011 after struggling to satisfy the Dutchman.

"I didn't feel free," says Klose. "It was very difficult for me to fulfil his expectations. He was asking me to make runs I just couldn't see. I gave it all I could, but sometimes it just wasn't enough."

Rain in Cardiff delays England

Cricket

England openers Alastair Cook and debutant Alex Hales get as far as the bottom of the pavilion steps at Cardiff before rain sends them scurrying back inside before they can start their reply.

India made 306-4 and won't want a wash-out as they will think they have a decent chance of going 1-0 up in what is now a four-match series.

Israel Euro qualifier postponed

Football

Israel's Euro 2016 qualifying tie at home to Belgium has been moved from 9 Sept to 31 March because of the security situation in Israel.

The country is not currently permitted to host any European matches at international or club level.

Maccabi Tel Aviv have been playing their home ties in the Champions League qualifying competition in Cyprus.

Wales are also in Israel's qualifying group, along with Bosnia-Hercegovina, Cyprus and Andorra in Group B.

Soldado misses out for Spurs

Football

Roberto Soldado
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Roberto Soldado will miss Tottenham's Europa League play-off second leg against AEL Limassol at White Hart Lane tomorrow night.

The Spanish striker, who scored one of the goals as Spurs won 2-1 in Cyprus, has neck and back injuries but defender Vlad Chiriches is available for the first time this season following injury.

Kyle Walker is still out with a hip problem as Spurs look to secure their place in the group stages.

Swiss call up big two for Davis Cup

Tennis

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka have both been confirmed in Switzerland's team to face Italy in their Davis Cup semi-final in Geneva from 12-14 September.

The world numbers three and four (below) will be joined in the Swiss team by Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer, 167th and 454th respectively in the ATP rankings.

Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer (right) on Davis Cup duty for Switzerland
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The winners will face either France or the Czech Republic in the final.

South Africa make positive start

Cricket

There could be a decent finish in prospect in Harare where South Africa are chasing Australia's 327-7 in their ODI.

South Africa reached 140-2 in the 23rd over with Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers both closing in on half-centuries.

Zimbabwe make up the triangular tournament.

England set 305 to win in Cardiff

Cricket

England's batting order looks as though it will be severely tested after India posted 304-6 in the second one-day international.

India recovered from 19-2 thanks largely to a sparkling century from Suresh Raina.

Opener Rohit Sharma and captain MS Dhoni also made half-centuries as England's seamers - and Chris Jordan in particular - found it tough going in what looked like decent bowling conditions.

Chris Jordan tries to run out Suresh Raina
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Follow England's reply with our live text commentary.

Bale in Wales squad for Euro qualifier

Football

Chris Coleman has announced his squad for Wales' opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Andorra on 9 September.

There is a possibility the venue could be changed if Andorra don't get approval for their 3G pitch.

Wales will also face Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Israel and Cyprus in Group B.

Wales squad: Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Kyle Letheren (Dundee), Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere Rovers).

Defenders: James Chester (Hull City), James Collins (West Ham), Ben Davies (Tottenham), Chris Gunter (Reading), Adam Matthews (Celtic), Sam Ricketts (Wolves), Neil Taylor (Swansea City), Ashley Williams (Swansea City).

Midfielders: Joe Allen (Liverpool), Emyr Huws (Manchester City, on loan at Wigan Athletic), Andy King (Leicester City), Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace), Aaron Ramsey  (Arsenal), David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

Forwards: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Simon Church (Charlton Athletic), Tom Lawrence (Manchester United), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), George Williams (Fulham), Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace).

Century for Raina as India wrest control

Cricket

India have remained on the attack with Suresh Raina lighting up a gloomy Cardiff with a dazzling century - his fourth in ODIs - before falling for exactly 100.

The left-hander (below) reached his 100 off just 74 balls with three sixes and 12 fours as India got to 267-4 in the 46th over.

England, who can't stop bowling wides, looked as though they might have been chasing over 300 but Raina's dismissal, caught in the deep by James Anderson off Chris Woakes, may apply the brakes.

For all the details,

follow our live text commentary.

India batsman Suresh Raina on his way to a century against England at Cardiff
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Our vote on where Manchester United will finish is now closed but get in touch with your views on the news Neil Warnock has been appointed Crystal Palace manager.

Vote result

Football

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Manchester United will not qualify for next season's Champions League according to the majority of your votes.

More than 36,000 of you have been in touch and 60.66% of your votes say Louis van Gaal's side will finish between fifth and 10th spot in the Premier League table.

Just under a quarter of votes cast have United down to end the season between second and fourth, while an optimistic 4.32% of you say they will in the title.

Result in full: 5th - 10th - 60.66%; 2nd - 4th - 24.77%; bottom half - 10.25%; champions 4.32%

Dons played Man Utd at 'a good time'

Football

Will Grigg
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Milton Keynes hero Will Grigg says they faced Manchester United at "a good time" in the Capital One Cup.

MK Dons

humbled the Premier League side 4-0 with Grigg netting twice, but he believes no amount of negativity over United's current crop of players can overshadow the performance of the League One side.

"People have said it was a weakened Manchester United team. Obviously they had a few changes but they still had people returning from the World Cup and world-class players on the pitch," he tells BBC Radio 5 live. "Anyone watching the game and whoever was in the stadium noticed how well we played."