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  1. World Cup 2018 draw build-up
  2. Liverpool draw 1-1 with Malaysia XI
  3. Man City lose 4-1 to Real Madrid
  4. GET INVOLVED #bbcsportsday

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By Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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Sportsday Live

That's it for Sportsday Live for Friday, and indeed for this week.

Enjoy your sporting weekend and we will be back on Monday at 08:00 BST.

Bolt among the stars in London


Usain Bolt

If athletics is your thing, then there are three exciting days of action ahead at the Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium in London.

Action gets underway at 19:00 BST on BBC Three and BBC Radio 5 Live and coverage switches to BBC Two at 20:00 and you can

follow it all on the BBC Sport website.

Don't miss your chance to see the likes of Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill ahead of August's World Championships in Beijing.

Benteke can shine at Liverpool - Rodgers


Christian Benteke

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes new signing Christian Benteke can be a huge player for the club after the striker earlier this week.

"There's a number of qualities that he has and he will only improve in his time at the club," said Rodgers. "If you look at his goals record since the time that he's been in the Premier League he's up there with the best in terms of numbers. So that was very important for us.

"Obviously I've heard and I've seen stuff about the style, 'he won't fit the style of how we play' - I think he'll only complement it and help us. He's a big guy but he's got the attributes that I like in terms of pace and movement and he gets goals.

"He's great in the air, strong, he can hold the game up, he can play on the counter-attack, he can play whenever the team is deep because he can hold the ball up with his physical strength."

Leeds sign Wests prop Galloway

Rugby League

Keith Galloway
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Leeds Rhinos have signed Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway on a three-year deal.

The 29-year-old Australia international will join the Rhinos for the start of next season after being released from the final year of his contract with the NRL side.

Rhinos coach Brian McDermott told

BBC Radio Leeds: "He's a tough, uncompromising prop who gives you plenty of game time."

Wildcats sign prop Yates

Super League

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have

signed Leeds Rhinos prop Andy Yates on an 18-month deal.

The 25-year-old is the fourth signing the Wildcats have made this week after Lee Smith, Bill Tupou and Scott Moore.

Warburton defends Rangers over Allan bid


Mark Warburton

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has defended his club following their pursuit of Hibernian midfielder Scott Allan days before the teams meet in the first round of the Petrofac Training Cup on Saturday.

Rangers made a slightly improved offer for Allan on Thursday, hours after Hibs confirmed they had rejected a £175,000 bid for the player.

"My job is in the football department, out there on the grass, managing the players and the group of staff around the players, and working with the academy," said Warburton.

"I'm paid to do that job. The other work, the more difficult stuff, is handled by the powers that be. We have to look after Rangers Football Club in everything we do. That selfish approach for any successful business, let alone football, is looking after number one so to speak."

Coe unveils finance plan


Lord Coe

IAAF presidential candidate Seb Coe has promised an Olympic athletics dividend to all of the IAAF's 214 member federations if he is elected president in next month's election.

The dividend would be funded through approximately half of the quadrennial fee received from the International Olympic Committee [IOC] and would help help fund athletics development at grassroots level.

It would give each federation at least $100,000 (£64,400) over a four-year cycle, totalling around $22m (£14m)

Browne on form ahead of IPC Grand Prix


Richard Browne
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American amputee sprinter Richard Browne has warmed up for his showdown with Britain's Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock in Sunday's IPC Grand Prix final at the Olympic Stadium with an unofficial T44 100m world record.

Browne, who is the current single-leg amputee record holder with 10.75 seconds set at the 2013 Anniversary Games, clocked 10.72 in the 100m heats in an event Finland on Thursday. He also ran a wind-assisted 10.60 in the final.

It sets up the prospect of a thrilling encounter between the pair on Sunday in London and you can hear all the action on 5 Live.

We know you love our gossip column...


So we've given you.... *drum roll......*

"Gossip Column Extra"

Gossip column

BBC Sport's David Ornstein rounds up the latest transfer reports, including rumours of a return to Manchester United for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Weather causes problems for Seniors


Colin Montgomerie
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After the weather caused problems at last week's Open at St Andrews, it's a similar story at the Senior Open at Sunningdale.

Heavy rain

curtailed play in the second round meaning it will have to be finished on Saturday before the third round gets underway.

Colin Montgomerie has a share of the lead on five under as he bids for his fourth senior major championship and first on British soil.

Burgess to remain flanker at Bath

Rugby Union

Sam Burgess
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Bath head coach Mike Ford says he understands why England plan to play rugby league convert

Sam Burgess at centre, but has also stressed that he will remain as a blindside flanker at club level.

Former England scrum-half Matt Dawson said earlier this week that Burgess, 26, had been

"found out" playing at centre for Bath in the Premiership last season and jad been "a real threat" in the forward pack.

Ford told BBC Radio Bristol: "I know ultimately he'll come back a better player with his experience at the World Cup, so I'm pretty chilled about it. It doesn't concern me at all. Wherever he plays, he'll contribute to the England team."

Crystal Palace in control in South Africa


Crystal Palace are in free-scoring form in their pre-season friendly in Cape Town, South Africa, where they lead SuperSport United 4-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Mile Jedinak, Chung-yong Lee, Jordon Mutch and Frazier Campbell.

Benitez confident over Ramos and Benzema


Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez is confident captain Sergio Ramos and striker Karim Benzema will remain at Real Madrid, despite reports linking the pair with English clubs.

"Sergio has known from day one that I want him to stay and I'm sure that he'll stay with us," said Benitez after Friday's win over Manchester City in the International Champions Cup in Melbourne.

"People are asking me about different players that maybe we will buy and I always say the same thing, 'he's not our player, I will not talk about that'.

"In this case Karim is our player so I will not talk about that. I hope, I'm sure, that he will stay with us."

Sharapova and Dimitrov end relationship


Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov
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Russian five-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova has split up with Bulgarian boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov after a relationship which lasted nearly three years.

"Our paths split," 24-year-old Dimitrov, who has fallen to 16th in the world after reaching eighth last year and reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals, told Bulgarian media.

"We experienced wonderful moments together. I wish her much happiness and success in life and in tennis.

"Now I'm concentrated entirely on the game and I'm sure the results will soon be seen. This is the summer of the new beginning for me."

Get set for Anniversary Games


Olympic Stadium

The Anniversary Games gets underway this evening

across BBC Television and Radio.

Here are some of the times you need to be aware of for the evening's action from the Olympic Stadium.

19:15 BST: Women's 400m (Christine Ohuruogu)

20:17 and 20:19: Men's 100m heats (Usain Bolt, Chijindu Ujah, James Dasaolu)

21:29: Men's 100m final

21:43: Men's 3000m (Mo Farah)

Sorokin support for Blatter


Alexei Sorokin
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Russia 2018 chief Sorokin

was speaking ahead of Saturday's World Cup draw, which is Blatter's first overseas trip since Fifa was plunged into turmoil by criminal investigations into allegations of systematic bribery.

"He has always been a friend of our country," he added.

"We respect his decision. We are certain everything he's doing is for the good of Fifa to which he has dedicated his life."

Blatter 'a victim' says Sorokin


Sepp Blatter

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is "a victim",

according to the man in charge of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Blatter is standing down in February as a result of a corruption crisis at world football's governing body.

But Russia 2018 chief executive Alexei Sorokin told the BBC that the 79-year-old Swiss was "a very brave person".

"Unfortunately he decided to take up responsibility himself for certain things which are not within his responsibility," he said.

Orient captain Clarke leaves club


Nathan Clarke
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Leyton Orient captain Nathan Clarke has left the League Two club in order to

move north and be closer to his family.

The 31-year-old centre-back made 131 appearances for the O's after moving to east London from Huddersfield Town in the summer of 2012.

"While playing here I have been away from my young family. I feel living apart has become too hard," he

told the club website.

"I have on many occasions put the club before my family's happiness and that should never happen."

Mourinho defends De Bruyne sale


Kevin de Bruyne

Jose Mourinho says he has no regrets about selling Manchester City target Kevin de Bruyne, insisting the winger lacked the necessary mentality to succeed at Chelsea.

Mourinho sold the 24-year-old Belgian to Wolfsburg in a deal worth £18m in January 2014 but he has been linked with a return to the Premier League for a fee in the region of £50m.

"He needed a team where he knows he can play every game. He needs to know that he is important," said Mourinho.

"He did not want a team where he thinks, 'am I playing or not?'. He needs that trust, he needs that quality. He needs that security. So I was not happy when he left."

Cardiff's Oshilaja joins Gills on loan


League One side Gillingham have signed Cardiff City defender

Deji Oshilaja on loan until 3 January.

The 22-year-old has made three senior appearances for the Bluebirds and has had loan spells at Newport County, Sheffield Wednesday and AFC Wimbledon.

Nibali wins Tour stage


Vincenzo Nibali

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has won Friday's 19th stage of the Tour de France.

Nibali finished clear of Colombia's Nairo Quintana with overall leader Chris Froome third.

However, the Briton still leads the race by two minutes and 38 seconds.

Get Involved

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We've asked you to share your views of the World Cup draws and who would be in your dream draw and who would you want to avoid?

Any thoughts?

Use #bbcsportsday and don't forget to let us know which nation you will be supporting.

Max Baggins-Craig: England, Malta, ROI, Latvia, France, Iceland. It'd be a good width of test for the players. Pots look great aswell...

Owen Collins: A Dream draw for England of fresh challenges/teams we've not faced yet: Bosnia, Serbia, Faroe Isles, Latvia & Malta

Steve: Ireland supporter here, would love if we drew Romania and Iceland but in reality we will get Italy, Germany and Sweden.

Brockers: England - I think the dream draw NEEDS a top side in there! For challenge & national interest.

World Cup pots

Northern Ireland's dreams...and screams?

World Cup 2018 draw

Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland

I'm sure there are plenty of N.I fans who would relish the opportunity to face the teams in the 'nightmare' scenario...

Oval T20 game rained off

County cricket

A second T20 Blast game has fallen victim to the rainy weather with no play possible between Surrey and Sussex at The Oval.

The one point awarded for a no-result means Sussex are certain of a place in the quarter-finals, while Surrey's hopes of joining them are ended.

Scotland's hopes... and fears?

World Cup 2018 draw


Zlatan refuses to rule out move to Manchester United


Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Manchester Evening News reports that Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has opened the door to a move to Manchester United, despite previous issues in his relationship with United manager Louis van Gaal.

Wales' wishes...

World Cup 2018 draw


What England do and don't want

World Cup 2018 draw


Get Involved

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With all this in mind, we want your input.

What would be your team's dream draw? Who do you want to avoid and why? What do you think of the pots?

Are you planning on visiting Russia for the World Cup in 2018? Are there any stars you are looking forward to seeing?

Get involved using #bbcsportsday and posting on the

BBC Sport Facebook page.

Terry delight at Mourinho deal


Jose Mourinho and John Terry

Chelsea captain John Terry believes manager Jose Mourinho's decision to sign a new contract at the club is a huge blow to their rivals.

Mourinho has confirmed that a new four-year deal has been agreed and it is only a matter of time before it is made official.

"It's great news for the club but terrible news for everybody else because the other managers know that he finds ways to beat teams,"

Terry told the London Evening Standard.

"He knows people inside out, on and off the pitch. Whether you're a player or manager, he does his groundwork. He knows everything."

....You still with us?

World Cup 2018 draw

That was the complicated bit. These are the basic bits you may actually care about.

Games will be played from September 2016 to October 2017.

The nine group winners will progress to the finals, while the eight best runners-up will take part in play-offs in November 2017.

The Fifa confederations of Africa, Oceania, South America and Concacaf (North, Central America and the Caribbean) will also be involved.

Tour De France: Stage 19


Stage 19 of the Tour De France is starting to build to a climax but there is still the minor matter of a mountain in the Alps facing Yellow Jersey holder Chris Froome.

We have used 'cutting edge technology' to show you the final climb of the stage... (See red arrow below....No expense spared).

Tour De France: Stage 19

Follow all the action here.

So how does the draw work?

World Cup 2018 draw

Now bear with us...

The draw we will be focussing on is obviously the European section.

Russia have already qualified as hosts, and the other 52 member nations have been split into six pots based on Fifa's July rankings.

World Cup pots

The nine top seeds in Europe - including Wales and England - will first be drawn into a group. (For TV rights purposes, England, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands will be drawn into groups of six teams, as will Italy and France from pot two).

A team from each of the other four or five pots will then be drawn into each group to make up the nine groups.

Taunton rain causes postponement


If you were thinking of going to Somerset's T20 Blast match against Middlesex at Taunton on Friday evening, then don't.

The game, which was due to start at 17:30 BST, has been postponed because of rain.

Neither team could have qualified for the quarter-finals, but the names of the five teams to join Birmingham Bears, Worcestershire and Kent in the last eight will be decided later on.

Home nations to discover fate

World Cup 2018 draw

The 2018 World Cup draw takes place on Saturday where the home nations will find out who they need to beat in order to reach the finals in Russia.

The draw is expected to take place in St Petersburg at 16:00 BST.

Lee Nelson
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We say expected to as there may be protesters and demonstrators.... and

Lee Nelson's mug shots have probably been handed out to security already.

Malaysia XI 1-1 Liverpool


Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe

It's all over in Kuala Lumpar. Adam Lallana and James Milner had shots saved among Liverpool's chances as they tried to engineer a winner.

Dejan Lovren also put a free header from a corner wide before Reds keeper Adam Bogdan made a smart save late on as both teams had to settle for a draw.

Earlier on, Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh's goal had given Malaysia the lead before a Jordon Ibe stunner.

Man City start Cup defence with win


Continental Tyres Cup holders

Manchester City Women began the defence of their trophy with a comfortable 3-0 win against Doncaster.

England striker Toni Duggan netted the third goal for City, with Isobel Christiansen and Nikita Parris also scoring.

Elsewhere, Natasha Dowie scored both goals in Liverpool's 2-0 Merseyside derby win over Everton.

Austin 'likely to leave QPR'


Charlie Austin
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According to his manager, Chris Ramsey, Charlie Austin is probably on his way out of QPR this summer. He has been linked with moves to Newcastle, Leicester, West Ham and Crystal Palace and Ramsey admits "It's unlikely he'll stay".

He told talkSPORT: "We have to be realistic. We want to keep him but it's unlikely. The club is in a financial position that it needs to recoup some money and I think for his ambitions he wants to keep playing in the Premier League to go to the Euros".

Rangers have already turned down big-money bids and are holding out for more than £15m for the 26-year-old striker.

Attention all cool kids...

BMX World Championships 2015

Of course you were all well aware that it's the 2015 BMX World Championships on Saturday in Belgium.....

BMX Liam Phillips

Well then you will know that 2013 world champion Liam Phillips has

spoken to BBC Sport about his "unbearable" time at last year's event when he crashed out. He has said reclaiming the title would be a "dream".

Available to UK users only.

Watch coverage of the BMX World Championships on Saturday 25 July, live on the BBC Sport website from 16:30 BST and live on BBC Red Button from 18:00 BST with a repeat at 20:00 BST.

Rain on the parade

Anniversary Games

We're not going to lie to you, the weather for Friday's Diamond League meeting at London's Olympic Stadium is pretty bleak...


But BBC Sport athletics presenter Gabby Logan can offer some solace... 

If you are going to Olympic Stadium tonight happy to report that the new extended roof means you are covered. #itsonlywater

You can follow all the action in our live text commentary from 19:00 BST.