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Summary

  1. Jessica Ennis-Hill included in GB World Athletics Championships squad
  2. England bowler Mark Wood a doubt for the third Ashes Test
  3. Defender Filipe Luis moves back to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea
  4. Michel Platini to stand for Fifa presidency
  5. GET INVOLVED: Scouting successes and who should be scouted? #bbcsportsday

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By Steve Canavan and Aimee Lewis

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That's all, folks. There'll be no more breaking news, chitter-chatter or gossiping from us tonight. But join us again on Wednesday for the latest news from the world of sport. It's been a pleasure. Until tomorrow.

Goodbye

That's all, folks. There'll be no more breaking news, chitter-chatter or gossiping from us tonight. But join us again on Wednesday for the latest news from the world of sport. It's been a pleasure. Until tomorrow.

Shackell revels in Derby 'buzz'

Football

Derby County defender Jason Shackell says the Rams

are "a Premier League club in the Championship" after recently rejoining them from Burnley.

"I have been away for three years and am thrilled to be back. It's a great place to be," the 31-year-old told BBC East Midlands.

"Derby have a great squad and a great foundation. There is a buzz around the place."

Chelsea can win Champions League - Fabregas

Football

Cesc Fabregas
Reuters

Cesc Fabregas believes Chelsea can win the Champions League this season even though former club Barcelona have the best front three he has ever seen.

He told

London Evening Standard: "I don't remember a front three in Messi, Suarez and Neymar as powerful and talented since I was born. Obviously, they are a threat to everybody in the Champions League again this season.

"Barcelona have the best strikeforce in the world and against that you have to play as a unit, you have to play very well. But there are no doubts that we can compete against anyone."

Briscoe justified Leeds selection - Kear

Rugby League

Tom Briscoe
SWPIX.COM

Tom Briscoe's value to Leeds Rhinos justified his first-team return after three months out with a shoulder injury,

says Wales and Batley coach John Kear.

England winger Briscoe, 25, returned against Catalans on Sunday and scored a hat-trick of tries.

Teenager Ash Handley had been Briscoe's deputy, scoring 12 tries in 17 games.

"Handley's been superb and is a star of the future, but Briscoe can finish for fun and create tries," Kear told BBC's Super League Show. "He's a very important part of the Leeds team."

Watch this week's Super League Show on BBC iPlayer here.

First ever medal for Britain

Diving

Nick Hope

BBC Olympic sports reporter

"English Commonwealth champion divers Jack Laugher and Chris Mears have claimed Britain's first medal of the World Aquatics Championships in Russia - winning bronze in the synchronised 3m springboard final and, in doing so, have claimed Team GB a place in the event at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

"The Leeds-based duo were down in eighth position in the 12-strong final after the first of six rounds but battled back into contention with a series of impressive routines.

"They scored a total of 445.2 to finish behind winners China (471.45) and silver medallists Russia to claim Britain's first-ever World Championship medal in the synchronised 3m springboard event."

Bronze for Brits Laugher and Mears

Diving

#BREAKING GB divers @jacklaugher & @chrismears93 WIN WORLD BRONZE & claim a synchro 3m Rio Olympic berth for Britain!

#BREAKING GB divers @jacklaugher & @chrismears93 WIN WORLD BRONZE & claim a synchro 3m Rio Olympic berth for Britain!

Rojo's passport saga continues

Football

BBC Sport's Simon Stone is on Manchester United's tour of America. He says: "Still no end in sight to the Marcos Rojo passport issue.

"The Manchester United defender remains in Argentina waiting for the issue of documentation that would allow him to travel.

"His hopes of receiving a new passport yesterday proved to be in vain. Now he is crossing his fingers he gets it today.

"If that proves to be the case he will get an immediate flight to Chicago, where United will land later tonight ahead of their final tour game against Paris St-Germain (0200Thurs BST).

"But should it be delayed any longer, Rojo will travel straight to the UK. The former Sporting Lisbon defender should have been on a plane on Saturday."

MK Dons re-sign winger Hall on loan

Football

Winger Rob Hall has rejoined MK Dons on a season-long loan from Championship rivals Bolton Wanderers.

The 21-year-old played seven times for Karl Robinson's side as they gained

promotion from League One last season.

Who will win the Premier League?

Football

Ian Wright
BBC Sport

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright predicts the Gunners will win this season's Premier League title, even though he admits Chelsea will start as favourites.

Wright, who scored 221 goals for Arsenal, believes Arsene Wenger's side will need to start better than last season to have any chance of challenging for the top spot.

You can watch Wright's predictions

here.

Diaby set for Marseille move

Football

Marseille have announced they have reached an agreement in principle for the signing of former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby.

Laugher & Mears on track for medal

Diving

Two rounds to go & GB's Jack Laugher & Chris Mears are 2nd & on course for both a World medal & a Rio Olympic place!

Two rounds to go & GB's Jack Laugher & Chris Mears are 2nd & on course for both a World medal & a Rio Olympic place!

Southall 'punched' at Referral Unit

Football

BBC Radio 5 live

Neville Southall
BBC Sport

Former Wales and Everton goalkeeper Neville Southall has said he has been punched while working at a Pupil Referral Unit.

He told

BBC Radio 5 live that the incident happened during a "bad day" at the unit, where children go when they can't handle life in a mainstream school - or if the school can't handle them.

However, Southall also acknowledged the children provided him with "great joy" when they did "something you're not expecting."

Winger Evans signs Portsmouth deal

Football

Gareth Evans has joined League Two side Portsmouth on a

one-year contract.

Evans, 27, has been training with Pompey since leaving Fleetwood Town at the end of the 2014-15 season, having scored 12 goals in 106 appearances for the League One club.

Chelsea getting ready for Barca test

Football

We're about to leave to Washington to play the last match of the pre-season against Barcelona.

We're about to leave to Washington to play the last match of the pre-season against Barcelona.

Piestersen's tribute to 'father figure' Rice

Cricket

BBC Radio 5 live

Clive Rice
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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has

paid tribute to his mentor Clive Rice after the ex-South Africa all-rounder died aged 66.

Rice had been receiving treatment for a brain tumour and died in a hospital in Cape Town.

Pietersen said he was "devastated" as "Ricey was like a father figure to me".

He added: "It's really sad. I saw his deterioration last September when I was in South Africa and I was going to see him in a couple of weeks," he added in an emotional interview with BBC Radio 5 live.

British Athletics 'over the moon' with Ennis-Hill

Athletics

Jessica Ennis-Hill
Getty Images

Jessica Ennis-Hill can be a gold medal contender at the World Championships in Beijing next month, according to British Athletics performance director Neil Black.

The Olympic heptathlon champion will head to her first major championship since London 2012 after deciding to compete in China.

"I am over the moon. We all know that Jess and (coach) Toni (Minichiello) make good decisions, so it's brilliant that the decision is a positive one," Black said. "What's really clear is Jess wouldn't be going unless she felt she was competitive for medals."

Benzema on the move?

Football

Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema

Could Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema be about to sign for a new club? The Arsenal target has left Real Madrid's pre-season tour and has posted a cryptic message on his

Instagram account. "#directionturfu" he wrote, which translates as "Next stop: the future".

De Gea on a free?

Football gossip

David de Gea
AP

The

Daily Mail reports that Manchester United will not cash in on goalkeeper David de Gea should Sergio Ramos sign a new contract with Real Madrid.

The Spaniard has a year left on his contract and could leave for nothing when it expires next year.

Bradford sign Clarke

Football

Bradford City have signed former Leyton Orient defender

Nathan Clarke on a one-year contract.

The former Huddersfield Town centre-back, 31, left the O's last week in order to move closer to his family in the north.

Mulgrew doubt

Football

Celtic utility man Charlie Mulgrew is likely to miss Wednesday's Champions League third qualifying round visit from Qarabag of Azerbaijan.

But Gary Mackay-Steven

should be available after suffering from a cold.

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And fellow midfielder Kris Commons is available after recovering from a broken toe that ruled him out of the previous round's victory over Stjarnan.

Mulgrew picked up a knee injury during Saturday's 2-0 friendly win over Rennes at Celtic Park.

Nadal powers through

Tennis

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Top seed Rafael Nadal has come from a set down to beat Fernando Verdasco 3-6 6-1 6-1 at the Hamburg Open.

It is Nadal's first outing since losing in the second round at Wimbledon to Germany's Dustin Brown.

Best MLS team ever?

Football

But does Kaka make it into our best

MLS team? We'll save you the suspense - of course he does.

MLS XI graphic
BBC

Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo, David Villa and now Didier Drogba - Major League Soccer has had more than a sprinkling of stardust in recent times.

With this in mind, we have compiled a current best MLS XI, which is attack heavy in order to include the best acquisitions. It is a team that former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan would be proud of!

Kaka finds what he's looking for

Kaka with Bono
Kaka

Kaka was playing in the city where the streets have no name when has bumped into U2 frontman Bono.

The 33-year-old midfielder was in New York with MLS side Orlando, who faced Andrea Pirlo's New York City side, and posted a picture of himself with the Irish rock star on

Instagram.

Orlando lost 5-3 at Yankee Stadium which wasn't the sweetest thing for the Brazilian. It was like he was running to stand still.

Carlisle signing

Football

CARLISLE: Forward Kevin Osei signs a six month deal with the club subject to international clearance

CARLISLE: Forward Kevin Osei signs a six month deal with the club subject to international clearance

Osel is aΒ French-born Ghanaian midfielder, who spent three seasons at Marseille.

Pedro to wear Red?

Football

Manchester United are closing in on Barcelona winger Pedro, according to reports in the media.

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The

Metro reports that the Reds have agreed a Β£23.1m fee to bring the Spanish World Cup star to Old Trafford next season.

Pedro spent much of last season on the subs bench.

Oyston responds to BST takeover offer

Football

Blackpool owner

Owen Oyston has asked the Supporters' Trust (BST) to clarify a number of points before he considers their offer to take over the club.

The 81-year-old cited 10 issues he wanted addressed - including a five-year business plan, commercial ideas and a proposed board - in an

open letter posted in the League One club's website.

He has asked for a response to his queries from BST within 14 days.

'Rafa clearing up Jose's mess'

Football

Rafael Benitez's wife, Monserrat Seara, has proven herself to be quite adept at mind games.

Rafael Benitez (right) with his wife
Getty Images

Mrs Benitez has joked that her husband has spent his career clearing up Jose Mourinho's mess.

After being appointed by Real Madrid this summer, Benitez took charge of a third team which was formerly managed by the current Chelsea boss.

"We tidy up his messes. If you think about it, of course you end up crossing paths. There are only a few world-class clubs out there," she said.

Sisters take on the world

Athletics

I am so excited to have been selected for my 3rd World Champs team & with my sister! Thx @BritAthletics! #Beijing2015

I am so excited to have been selected for my 3rd World Champs team & with my sister! Thx @BritAthletics! #Beijing2015

Buzzing

Athletics

Buzzing to be selected for the World championships over 100m in Beijing! Can't wait!! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ @BritAthletics

'I feared career would be over'

Cricket

Australia opener Chris Rogers said he feared his career might be over after suffering a dizzy spell in the second Ashes Test against England.

Rogers, 37, retired hurt on 49 in the second innings at Lord's and played no further part in the 405-run win.

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"If it was concussion, I would have thought that maybe that was it,"

Rogers said. "It was a really weird sensation. It just looked like [the pavilion] was going from left to right, and almost like my eyes were jumping. That's why I went off."

Rogers, who made 173 in the first innings at Lord's, has said he plans to retire from international cricket at the end of the series.

No way Jose

Football

Arsene Wenger has rejected claims from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho that Arsenal have abandoned their cautious transfer approach.

Resuming his sparring with Gunners boss Wenger, Chelsea manager Mourinho has suggested totting up Arsenal's spending in the last two years leads to a "surprise".

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Wenger responded: "We spend when we think we have to spend and do not listen too much to what people think or say.

"We just try to make the right decisions. When we have the money available, we spend it. When we don't have the money, we don't spend the money we haven't got."

Arsenal have spent almost Β£150m since the summer of 2013, breaking their transfer record for Mesut Ozil and signing Petr Cech from Chelsea last month. Chelsea's own investment in that time amounts to almost Β£235m.

That's a big cow

Tennis/farming

And the award for bizarre photo of the day.

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Instagram

French Open champ Stanislas Wawrinka has put this on Instagram with the caption Moo. It's obviously not been a busy day for the world number four...

World delight

Athletics

Happy to announce that I will be going to Beijing World Championships for the 100 & relay! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ The grind continues...All glory to God πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

Rival offer

Football

News to worry Tony Pulis...

We've had it confirmed that Leicester City are trying to hijack West Brom's bid to sign #hcafc's James Chester with a rival offer.

Another blow for Russell

Rugby League

Warrington coach Tony Smith has effectively ruled full-back Matty Russell out for the season with a second major ankle injury in four months.

The Scotland international missed 13 matches after hurting his right ankle at Widnes over Easter and is now facing a couple of months on the sidelines after damaging his left ankle in Sunday's 44-6 Super League win at Castleford.

Getting shirty

Football

And here's the first pic of the new boy with the Villa strip he'll wear next season.

NEW RECRUIT: Jose Angel Crespo holds aloft the claret and blue shirt for the first time. #AVFC #WelcomeJose

NEW RECRUIT: Jose Angel Crespo holds aloft the claret and blue shirt for the first time. #AVFC #WelcomeJose

BreakingVilla sign Crespo

Football

Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Jose Angel Crespo.

The 28-year-old defender has

signed a three-year deal and joins from Spanish team Cordoba for an undisclosed fee.

Villa boss Tim Sherwood said: "Jose is a player who has been on our radar for some time. He is experienced and has played in La Liga and Serie A, two of the strongest leagues in Europe."

Despite all that he's still best known to us as the chap who had a bit of a dust-up with Ronaldo last season...

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Happy memories

Football

Looking forward to the game Wednesday in Chicago where I made my debut. Something I'll never forget! @ManUtd #MUtour

Looking forward to the game Wednesday in Chicago where I made my debut. Something I'll never forget! @ManUtd #MUtour

United take on Paris St-Germain in the final game of their tour of the US on Wednesday

Relief after gender case

Athletics

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand says she is glad others will not face similar abuse to her after being cleared to compete following a landmark gender case.

Chand, 19, had been banned since last summer after failing a hormone test.

Dutee Chand
AP

But the Court of Arbitration for Sport has suspended "hyperandrogenism" rules, which will be scrapped if athletics bosses cannot provide new evidence.

"I know people started suspecting whether I was a woman or a man. All the honour I earned - I lost," Chand said. "My friends used to start asking what's wrong with me, and started to avoid me. In training centres, where girls used to share rooms, I was kept separately."

The full story - and fascinating stuff it is too - is

here.