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Summary

  1. Premier League news conferences
  2. US PGA Championship updates
  3. Wales drop trio for Rugby World Cup

Live Reporting

By Matt Parratt & Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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What you might have missed...

Pedro
AP

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique refused to disclose whether Pedro will start the Spanish Super Cup first-leg away to Athletic Bilbao on Friday and said that he would not be influenced by any transfer deal.

The Spain international has been linked with a move to either Manchester United or Manchester City.

"Nobody knows at the moment if he will start. I won't make my decision based on the market," Enrique said.

"He didn't start in Tbilisi because a few days before he had to stop training [with an injury] and it is an unusual and difficult situation."

What you might have missed...

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood offered his thoughts on the quality of young English players at his news conference today.

While praising the merits of a strong youth development strategy, he said: "If it [English talent] was better than the foreign talent, then we would have gone that route, but it's not. The value for money is on the foreign market.

"Some of these foreign boys we've gone for are better than the English ones. They have played a lot more games at a very young age.

"You look at the English boys, they've played five games and cost a mountain... [compared with] a guy who's played 200 games in Ligue 1."

What you might have missed...

Sky Sports to replace ‘unfortunate’ Carlos Tevez poster at Bramall Lane... thestar.co.uk/news/sky-sport…

Sky Sports to replace ‘unfortunate’ Carlos Tevez poster at Bramall Lane...thestar.co.uk/news/sky-sport…

A poster showing Carlos Tevez in a West Ham shirt appearing to celebrate the goal that relegated Sheffield United from the top flight in 2007 has found a spot... outside Sheffield United's Bramall Lane ground.  

Willey innings 'on different planet'

Cricket

David Willey
Getty Images

Northants captain Alex Wakely has described David Willey's 40-ball century at Sussex in the T20 Blast quarter-finals as "the best T20 innings I've seen".

The England one-day all-rounder hit 34 off one Michael Yardy over to help

Northants qualify for Finals Day.

"Everyone else seemed to struggle and he was just on a different planet," Wakely told

BBC Radio Northampton.

"That is why T20 is so exciting, it's brilliant for the fans because anything can happen on any given day."

Kaka back for Brazil

Football

Kaka
Reuters

Kaka will pull on Brazil yellow again after being included in the squad for the friendlies against Costa Rica and US next month.

The 33-year-old Orlando City midfielder was left out of the squads for the 2015 Copa America and 2014 World Cup.

He will be joined by Paris Saint-Germain forward Lucas and winger Hulk, currently with Zenit St Petersburg, who both earned recalls.

Spartak fined for 'Nazi' banner

Football

Spartak Moscow have been fined 200,000 roubles (£1,975) after their fans displayed a banner with a Nazi symbol during a Russian Premier League match.

Former Arsenal player Emmanuel Frimpong, now with Russian side Ufa, claimed he was subjected to monkey chants by Spartak fans recently, and was sent off for gesturing to the crowd earning himself a two-match ban.

US PGA

Tiger Woods
EPA

Might we point you to the live

US PGA live text which is up and running. Thomas Bjorn and Dustin Johnson share the early lead at -5.

Jason Day, Paul Casey, Martin Kaymer, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose are not too far back. Tiger Woods is currently +2.

Mumps the word, for Neymar

Football

Neymar
Neymar

Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar has appeared in a

friend's Instagram photo with a slightly swollen face following a bout of mumps which forced him to miss his club's 5-4 win over Sevilla in last week's Uefa Super Cup.

Women's Ashes update

Cricket

Bad light has stopped play again in Kent. Australia are 90-4 in their second innings and lead England by 196 runs with six wickets remaining.

Follow the latest live text and audio commentary here.

Birmingham Bears v Essex Eagles live coverage

Cricket

BBC Local Radio

Birmingham Bears take on Essex Eagles tonight in the second T20 Blast quarter-final and you can follow live text and ball-by-ball radio commentary from 18:15 BST

here.

Cotterill waiting on Gayle

Football

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill says the club "need a decision" from Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle.

Cotterill said after the League Cup defeat at Luton on Tuesday that the Robins' offer, believed to be £6m, had been accepted by the Eagles.

"We are no further down the line with that one [Gayle] than we were on Tuesday," Cotterill said.

"There have been a couple of conversations, not face-to-face, and we are not any further advanced."

Football

.@SunderlandAFC skipper John O'Shea takes #safc fans' questions after 18:00. Email bbcnewcastle@bbc.co.uk with yours

.@SunderlandAFC skipper John O'Shea takes #safc fans' questions after 18:00. Email bbcnewcastle@bbc.co.uk with yours

Football

Here with my brother thank you very much for all your support and always positive words,God bless @anto_v25

Here with my brother thank you very much for all your support and always positive words,God bless @anto_v25

The West Ham striker (right), pictured with his Ecuador team-mate Antonio Valencia, could be out until December with knee and ankle injuries.

'No problems at City' - Dzeko

Football

Striker Edin Dzeko dismissed suggestions of a fall-out with Manchester City during his official unveiling at new club Roma.

The 29-year-old Bosnia-Herzegovina player completed a season-long loan move to the Italian club on Wednesday, with a view to a permanent transfer.

"I didn't have any problems with anyone," he said.

"City are a top club with lots of brilliant players in every position and I was also hampered by injury problems after getting off to a good start."

Braekhus on Klitschko v Fury undercard

Boxing

Cecilia Braekhus
KMG

Undisputed women's world welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus is set to feature on the undercard of the Wladimir Klitschko v Tyson Fury WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles clash in Dusseldorf on 24 October.

The name of her opponent will be announced soon.

England success at Worlds

Badminton

England enjoyed a successful day at the World Championships in Jakarta as two doubles pairs qualified for the quarter-finals.

World number sevens Chris and Gabby Adcock made progress in the mixed event with a 21-16 16-21 21-10 win over Danes Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Mads Pieler Kolding.

Earlier, Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge beat 10th seeds Mads Conrad-Petersen and Kolding 17-21 21-18 21-19 in an epic 89-minute contest.

Teen footballer quiz

Football

BBC Kickabout
BBC Kickabout

BBC's Match of the Day Kickabout have got a brand new quiz, off the back of 16-year-old Reece Oxford's first league start for West Ham last weekend. It's all about Premier League players that debuted in their teens.

Play it here

Kyrgios fined for Wawrinka remark

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios
Getty Images

Nick Kyrgios has been fined or

an insulting mid-match comment he made about Stan Wawrinka's partner during their Rogers Cup match this week.

The French Open champion had called for authorities to take action over the remark, which Kyrgios said was uttered "in the heat of the moment".

The ATP said: "Nick Kyrgios has been fined for an insulting remark made to Stanislas Wawrinka during his second round match against Wawrinka at the Rogers Cup in Canada."

Details of the fine are not being made public until after Kyrgios has been notified.

US PGA Championship latest

Golf

Hideki Matsuyama
Getty Images

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama is leading on four under with Thomas Bjorn, Harris English and Dustin Johnson as it stands. Englishman Tyrell Hatton is going well on three under but Paul Casey has dropped back to two under having shared the early lead.

Live leaderboard here and
live coverage from 17:30 BST approx.

Tottenham midfielder happy with eight

Football

A bit delayed but wanted to say how honoured I am to wear the no 8 shirt this season.Hope to do it proud.Thanks for everyone's great support

#SurpriseSignings

Edgar Davids
Getty Images

Dismalstevs: Edgar Davids at Barnet trumps everything here surely...

Karl Carroll: Cole to united for Gillespie. I thought Gillespie the better player - You thought wrong, Karl.

Let us know about your favourite 'unveiling' or the unexpected transfer that set your pulse racing. Tweet us at #SurpriseSignings or post on our

Match of the Day Facebook page.

T-Ream move for defender?

Football

Tim Ream
Getty Images

Bolton defender Tim Ream is reportedly on the verge of a £2.4m move to QPR.

The 27-year-old United States international is in London to agree personal terms with the club, according to

NBC Sports.

He had also been linked with a potential move to Championship side Fulham.

An unwelcome reminder

Football

Huge Carlos Tevez billboard poster appears outside Sheffield United's Bramall Lane ground... thestar.co.uk/news/local/hug…

Huge Carlos Tevez billboard poster appears outside Sheffield United's Bramall Lane ground... thestar.co.uk/news/local/hug…

A poster showing Carlos Tevez in a West Ham shirt appearing to celebrate the goal that relegated Sheffield United from the top flight in 2007 has found a spot... outside Sheffield United's Bramall Lane ground.

On this day

Michael Owen
Getty Images

2004: Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez confirmed Michael Owen would sign for Real Madrid.

Hughton dismisses 'speculation' over Dunk

Football

Eric Lichaj and Lewis Dunk
Getty Images

Brighton manager Chris Hughton

has dismissed reports linking Seagulls defender Lewis Dunk with a move to Newcastle.

"As far as I know, it is speculation," Hughton told BBC Sussex.

Brighton turned down a £4m bid from Fulham for Dunk, 23, earlier this summer,

#SurpriseSignings

Carlos Tevez, Javuier Mascherano
Getty Images

Rory McGregor: Mascherano and Tevez to West Ham after killing it at the World Cup. Amazing (although a tad dodgy!)

Dougie Kee: Gascoigne/Brian Laudrup to rangers... ahead of their time and too good for Scottish football a privilege to have them at our club.

George Scott: Fabrizio Ravenelli for Boro! Signed him straight after he scored the winner in the Champions League final... No bigger surprise than that.

Let us know about your favourite 'unveiling' or the unexpected transfer that set your pulse racing. Tweet us at #SurpriseSignings or post on our

Match of the Day Facebook page.

Romeu signs for Southampton

First day in my new office. Full of hope 😎 Primer día en mi nueva 'oficina'. Ilusión a tope! @SouthamptonFC

First day in my new office. Full of hope 😎 Primer día en mi nueva 'oficina'. Ilusión a tope! @SouthamptonFC

#SurpriseSignings

Kevin Keegan
Getty Images

Jonny Orange: Kevin Keegan for Southampton - revealed in the Potters Heron Hotel by Laurie Mac. Jaws hit the floor as king Kev walked in.

Ross Baxter: Arsenal signing Sol Campbell.

Let us know about your favourite 'unveiling' or the unexpected transfer that set your pulse racing. Tweet us at #SurpriseSignings or post on our

Match of the Day Facebook page.

Bardsley & Scott remain City Women

Football

Karen Bardsley
Getty Images
Bardsley celebrates at this year's Women's World Cup in Canada

England duo Karen Bardsley and Jill Scott have signed new two-year contracts with Manchester City Women.

The goalkeeper and midfielder's current deals run out at the end of this season but the extensions will see them stay at City until 2017.

This follows England captain Steph Houghton also signing a two-year contract extension with the club in May.

US PGA Championship latest

Golf

Paul Casey
Getty Images

England's Paul Casey is now tied with four others for the lead at Whistling Straits on three under. Robert Streb, Ryan Moore and Hideki Matsuyama the others with him.

The Wisconsin course is living up to its name somewhat, with the wind rustling the grassy banks enough to make the players feel it out there.

Live leaderboard here and live coverage from around 17:30 BST
here.

Bristol City set Gayle deadline

Football

Crystal Palace forward Dwight Gayle has until the end of the week to decide whether he wants to join Bristol City, says Robins manager Steve Cotterill.

City have had an undisclosed bid accepted for the 24-year-old striker.

Cotterill said talks have been held with his advisors but he has yet to meet Gayle, who is also attracting the interest of several other clubs.

"We won't stay on it forever," he told BBC Bristol. "It's getting to a crunch time this week with that one."

#SurpriseSignings

Bertie Tulley: #surprisesignings were when Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano ended up at West Ham. They both ended up leaving after one season.

Edward Keller: Robinho from Real Madrid to Man City literally a day after we got taken over. I remember being so excited!

Let us know about your favourite 'unveiling' or the unexpected transfer that set your pulse racing. Tweet us at #SurpriseSignings.

bbc-coverageBBC coverage

Matt Dawson's Rugby Show, 20:00 BST

We'll defo being talking about Gatland's omissions tonight on my @bbc5live rugby show. Send ur views to #5liverugby

Manchester United news conference

Football

Louis van Gaal
AP

That's all we're getting from Louis van Gaal today. Here are the thoughts of BBC Sport's Simon Stone, who was there: "Louis van Gaal rarely disappoints in his media briefings and today was no exception.

"Whilst confirmation of David de Gea's continued absence was to be expected - and his rebuttal of Hristo Stoichkov's comments (Van Gaal explained he had got rid of the Bulgarian in 1998 when he was at Barcelona), there were enlightening points on Javier Hernandez and Andan Januzaj.

"The Mexican, who spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, has been told his role will be to act as back-up to Wayne Rooney this year.

"Meanwhile Januzaj, who has been the subject of interest from Sunderland and who didn't even make the bench for Saturday's win against Tottenham is, according to Van Gaal, 'not for sale'."

Question of Sport teaser

Here are the answers to today's Question of Sport teaser...

Since 1990 which four players with surnames ending in a Y have won golf's US PGA Championship?

Answer: Keegan Bradley, John Daly, Wayne Grady and Rory McIlroy.

Vardy 'won't be sacked'

Football

Jamie Vardy
PA

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri insists Jamie Vardy will not be sacked as the club continues to carry out an investigation into a racial slur made by the player at a casino, PA reports.

Neil Ruddock's own take on wishing someone many happy returns...

Happy birthday @alanshearer Bang!

Happy birthday @alanshearer Bang!