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  1. Rory McIlroy named PGA Tour Player of the Year
  2. All the build-up to Basel v Liverpool & Arsenal v Galatasaray in the Champions League (19:45 BST)
  3. Lancaster's England deal extended to 2020
  4. GET INVOLVED: Let us know your favourite #OneClubHeroes

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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Sportsday Live

That's it for Sportsday Live for Wednesday and it will resume at 08:00 BST on Thursday.

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If you want to keep up with tonight's Champions League action you can

follow the latest on the BBC Sport website.

5 Live Sport on BBC Radio 5 Live comes live from the Emirates from 19:00 BST and features live commentary of Arsenal's match with Galatasaray from John Murray, with summaries by former Arsenal defender Martin Keown. There will also be news of Liverpool's game in Basel and a post-match phone-in for you to air your views.

Champions League - Group D preview


Wednesday's Group D schedule sees Arsenal against Galatasaray while Anderlecht are at home to the early group leaders Borussia Dortmund.

Dortmund, who beat Arsenal 2-0 last time out, are struggling in 12th place in the Bundesliga and lost 2-1 to Schalke in the Ruhr derby on Saturday.

But they have lost only one of their last six group matches on the road but Anderlecht are in good form and are already four points clear in the Belgian League.

Oslo set to pull out of Winter Olympic bid

Winter Sports

Oslo's hopes of bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympics seem to be at an end after the country's ruling government party voted against providing financial backing for the bid.

The junior partner in the minority coalition voted against government support in May.

If Oslo pulls out it will leave just two cities in the race: Beijing and Almaty in Kazazhstan after Stockholm, Krakow in Poland and Lviv in Ukraine pulled out earlier.

Smith hopes to continue lucky week

Rugby League

Wigan Warriors half-back Matty Smith is hoping his lucky week continues in Friday's Super League play-off semi-final against Warrington.

After being named in the

Super League Dream Team and
signing an extended contract, the 27-year-old also won
the club's weekly lotto draw and received a £4,000 tax rebate.

"Hopefully it is going to get even better with getting ourselves to another Grand Final - and hopefully lift it again," he told BBC North West Tonight.

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Dom Hanley: Jurgen Klopp. Played his entire career at Mainz 05 (89-01) and then went on to manage them for 7 years.

Viv Powers: Surely Ian Callaghan - 640 apps for LFC, only one of three Englishmen to win WC & EC & still President of Official LFC Fan club.

Mr Howard: I was going to say Roy Race of Melchester Rovers but I forgot about his brief stint at Walford Rovers - traitor!

Champions League - Group B preview


In Group B, as well as Basel v Liverpool, Ludogorets Razgrad host Real Madrid with the game taking place in the Vasil Levski Stadium in Sofia as their 6,000-seater Ludogorets Arena does not meet Uefa standards.

The defending champions, who beat Basel 5-1 in their opener, have the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos in their squad.

The club has good memories of Bulgaria, having come away with a 1-0 win against Levski Sofia in the 1980 European Cup.

Hughes takes lead in title race

Horse Racing

Champion Flat jockey Richard Hughes has taken the lead in the title race for the first time this season when completing a double at Salisbury.

Hughes, who is seeking his third successive title, was victorious on Elysian Flyer and Musicora and now leads Ryan Moore by 145 wins to 144.

"I know he's not trying to be champion, but I am," said Hughes.

Mannone desperate for first Sunderland win


Goalkeeper Vito Mannone is happy with Sunderland's defence but admits the players are "desperate" to record a first Premier League win this season.

Mannone, 26, has kept two clean sheets and conceded only six goals in six games, while the winless Black Cats have drawn five in the top flight.

"We wanted to reduce the goals and we've done that, but we're desperate to win,"

Mannone told BBC Newcastle. "We are happy about the clean sheets - once we get three points I think we'll have a good season."

Scott among nominees for top award


Giles Scott

Britain's Giles Scott is among the shortlist for the 2014 ISAF World Sailor of the Year awards.

The world and European champion and world number one in the Finn class is one of five male nominees for the coveted award, with the three female nominees also including British kiteboard racing world champion Steph Bridge.

The awards, which will be presented on Tuesday, 4 November, are recognised as the top in the sport.

"It's very flattering to be named alongside some amazing sailors in the Awards shortlist," said Scott, who is based in Portland. "It would be a huge honour for my name to appear on the trophy alongside some legends of our sport, but it'll be a tough call to choose between such different sailors who have all done amazing things within their own disciplines."

Champions League - Group A preview


In Group A tonight, last year's finalists Atletico Madrid host Juventus while Malmo are up against Olympiakos.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone returns after serving a one-game ban when his side lost 3-2 at Olympiakos in their opening game.

Juventus have a perfect record in all competitions thanks in no small part to veteran keeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Champions League debutants Malmo believe the home match against Olympiakos is their best chance of a victory in the group while the Greeks go into the game on the back of a 1-0 defeat at Atromitos.

Murray in action in Beijing on Thursday


Andy Murray
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Andy Murray will continue his China Open campaign - and his challenge for a place at November's ATP Finals - at around 09:30 BST on Thursday. The British number one will take on Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas in Beijing, after Rafael Nadal has played Germany's Peter Gojowczyk at 07:30. Should Murray win, he could go on to face US Open champion Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals.

Championship commentary


BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Over on 5 live's sister station sports extra at 19:55 BST there is live commentary from Craven Cottage as Fulham take on Bolton.

5 live Sport

BBC Radio 5 live

A reminder about tonight's programme with Mark Pougatch, which comes live from Emirates from 19:00 BST and features live commentary of Arsenal's Champions League match with Galatasaray from John Murray, with summaries by former Arsenal defender Martin Keown. There is also news of Liverpool in Basel and a post-match phone-in for you to air your views.

Dunhill Links Championship


Hugh Grant (left) with Huey Leiws
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A host of celebrities will be on show again at the annual Dunhill Links Championship beginning tomorrow at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns in Scotland.

There is sure to be drama as Twin Peaks and Sex and the City actor Kyle MacLachlan teams up with Paul McGinley in a four-ball with Homeland star Damian Lewis, who partners Robert Karlsson.

There is a football showdown as Alan Hansen joins Andrew Johnston alongside Jamie Redknapp and Ross Fisher, while Sir Ian Botham, Hugh Grant (pictured with musician Huey Lewis) Tim Henman, Damon Hill, Shane Warne, Greg Kinnear and Sir Steve Redgrave are among those also taking part.

No problem with Moyes - Ferdinand


More from former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand, who says he has no issue with ex-United boss David Moyes.

"I've got nothing against him as a person," said the QPR player. "He's a gentleman, a great man. As I said, I've never had any bad words to say about him at all in that respect as a person."

Regarding the criticism of Sir Alex Ferguson for not strengthening the squad before his departure, Ferdinand adds: "So he goes and then it all falls apart? So that's his fault? How can people say that? I don't think the buck stops with Sir Alex Ferguson at all."

Russell ready to go

Rugby League

Warrington coach Tony Smith will make a late decision on the fitness of Matty Russell for Friday's semi-final against Wigan after the full-back suffered a nasty facial injury in their opening play-off win over Widnes.

He was named in Smith's 19-man squad on Wednesday after resuming full training but will be further assessed by the coach after the squad's final run.

"We haven't made a final decision on him," said Smith. "He's been given the all-clear - he can't do any more damage and his dentist has told him he has fractured high in his teeth so he's probably going to lose them - but we've got to work out whether Matty is able to play with that discomfort.

"I'm expecting him to say he's alright to go and I totally trust his decision. He'll go and give it his all if he goes on the park."



Carles Puyol
BBC Sport

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More of your favourite stalwarts at #oneclubheroes

Richard Watt: Astounded that there's no mention of Willie Miller, won everything with Aberdeen, his only club - 797 games.

Stephen Watts: John Trollope - record 770 league appearances for Swindon Town. Was with the club from 1960 till 1996 as player and coach.

Alex Dunn: Tony Hibbert at Everton! The legend with no goals has to be one of the best one club wonders ever.

Ferdinand attacks England set-up


Former England captain Rio Ferdinand says England's players are "treated like complete babies" compared to some of their international counterparts.

Ferdinand, 35, won 81 caps between 1997 and 2011 and

made the comment in his new autobiography.

The QPR defender was impressed by how Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, then coaching the Netherlands, dealt with his players at this year's World Cup - he "treated his players as grown-ups." wrote Ferdinand.

Emile Heskey interview


BBC Radio 5 live

Recalling that 3-3 draw in November 2002, the former Liverpool striker told 5 live Breakfast: "The funny thing is with teams such as Basel is that, I don't say you take them lightly, but when you do your preparation, you don't know as much about them as you possibly should. But we definitely knew about them afterwards.

"We knew that our first-half display wasn't good enough. There was no finger pointing or anything like that, but you've got to understand that it's not good enough. You've got to go out there and perform.

"It's not ideal being 3-0 down. What can a manager say? He can come out and give you a rollicking, but you've still got another half there to go out and perform, and another half to show what we're capable of doing."

Liverpool in Basel


Basel v Liverpool in November 2002
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Liverpool are in Basel tonight and will be hoping for an improvement on their visit there in

November 2002, when they were sent out of the competition. They went three goals down within 30 minutes but despite securing a 3-3 draw with goals from Danny Murphy, Vladimir Smicer and Michael Owen it was not enough.

Champions League - Group C preview


Champions League action starts this evening at 17:00 with Zenit St Petersburg hosting Monaco in Group C.

Both sides won their opening games in the competition and Zenit, managed by former Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas, are unbeaten in 14 games in all competitions, winning 13.

Monaco lost 1-0 at home to rivals Nice last weekend. Coach Leonardo Jardim has blamed referees for his team's inconsistent results this season and it is worth noting that tonight's game will be refereed by Mark Clattenburg.

In the other game in the group, Bayer Leverkusen are up against Benfica.

'Stage was set' for loanee Williams - McCarthy


Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy told BBC Radio Suffolk he was not surprised to see

Jonny Williams mark his return to the Championship club with a goal at Sheffield Wednesday last night.

The Wales midfielder is back at Portman Road for a second loan spell from Crystal Palace and netted the equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Hillsborough.

"I know every Ipswich fan around the world is delighted to see Jonny Williams is back," said McCarthy. "The stage was set for him to score the equaliser."

Dettori eyes Longchamp triumph

Horse Racing

Cornelius Lysaght

BBC horse racing correspondent

Frankie Dettori
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Frankie Dettori will ride the 2013 Epsom Derby winner Ruler Of The World in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in Paris as he looks for a fourth win in the race.

Before injury prevented him from taking the mount on

eventual winner Treve last year, Dettori had an unbroken run of 25 rides in Flat racing's late-season pan-European championship.

Get involved #oneclubheroes

Jake Sleet: It's easy to play for one club when that club is Milan/Utd/Barca/Madrid. More impressive is Le Tiss.

Jonny Mousley: For me it has to be Matt Le Tissier aka 'Le God'. Even Xavi himself cited him as a childhood inspiration. #oneclubheroes

Chris Yeates: Surely the greatest #OneClubHeroes has to be @mattletiss7, scored vital goals to keep @SouthamptonFC in the Prem, and last at the Dell!

Galatasaray facts


Galatasaray finished runners-up in their domestic league last term, nine points behind champions Fenerbahce, and are in their 13th Champions League group stage campaign. They have twice been quarter-finalists, in 2012-13 and 2000-01.

Arsenal facts


Arsenal have never lost in 90 minutes to a Turkish side. They have conceded just once in nine meetings, a 2008-09

group stage fixture at Fenerbahce which the Gunners won 5-2. Their overall record is five wins and four draws.

Galatasaray facts


Galatasaray have not won in nine visits to English clubs, drawing three and losing six. Their overall record against English teams is three wins, eight draws and seven defeats. Their latest reverse came in last season's round of 16 when they went down 2-0 at

Chelsea in March after a 1-1 draw in Istanbul.

Arsenal facts


Bastian Schweinsteiger scores for Bayern Munich against Arsenal in March
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Arsenal are in the group stage for the 17th successive season, they departed last year in the round of 16 for the fourth consecutive time when Bayern Munich ended their hopes for the second year in a row with a

3-1 aggregate win.



Manuel Pellegrini
BBC Sport

Arsenal v Galatasaray


BBC Radio 5 live

Let's look ahead to tonight's commentary match on 5 live, as Arsenal seek to atone for their opening

2-0 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund two weeks ago.


Gunners face Galatasaray at the Emirates. The teams have met only once before competitively, the
2000 Uefa Cup final which Galatasaray won 4-1 on penalties after there were no goals after 120 minutes.

Essex's Phillips retires


Essex spinner Tim Phillips

has retired at the age of 33 after 16 seasons with the Chelmsford side.

The Cambridge-born bowler made 78 first-class appearances since his debut for Essex in 1999, taking 132 wickets. He averaged 26.80 and 26.18 with the ball in one-day and T20 matches respectively, and scored 2,779 runs across all formats.

Ellis joins Huddersfield

Rugby League

Huddersfield have confirmed the signing of half-back or hooker Jamie Ellis, 24, who becomes their second recruit from Castleford.

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We're asking for your one club heroes, players that have remained loyal to their teams. Please send your favourites in to #oneclubheroes

Jonny Mousley: For me it has to be Matt Le Tissier aka 'Le God'. Even Xavi himself cited him as a childhood inspiration.

Andy Cadle: The only one club hero who's actually played for two clubs- Dean Lewington of Wimbeldon/MK Dons.

Chris Mawdsley: John Askey. Macc Town legend. Played 698 games, scored 168 goals. Current Manager. Been at the club non stop since 1984.

Sharapova through in China


Maria Sharapova
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Fourth seed Maria Sharapova has beaten Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in round three of the China Open 6-1 7-6 (7-3).

McIlroy wins PGA Tour accolade


Rory McIlroy in practice for the Dunhill Links
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World number one Rory McIlroy's superb achievements in 2014 continued when he was named the PGA Tour's Player of the Year for a second time. The 25-year-old Northern Irishman has won

The Open, the
US PGA, the
WGC Bridgestone Invitational and helped Europe to
retain the Ryder Cup.

Hulk subjected to racist chants


The Russian newspaper Sport Express reports that Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk was the target of racist chants from visiting Spartak Moscow fans on Saturday.

Powell back with Broncos

Rugby League

Former London Broncos head coach Rob Powell has returned to the club as their new head of youth.

Powell, 34, who was sacked in July 2012 after 18 months at the helm, has been appointed as the successor to Darren Higgins, who has joined Castleford in a talent development role.



Gary Kelly
BBC Sport