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  1. Jack Wilshere out for three months
  2. Man City v Juventus; PSV v Man Utd (19:45)
  3. Cricket: Monty Panesar released by Essex

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan and Matt Parratt

All times stated are UK

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Signing off...

And with Arsene Wenger wrapping things up and that late team news from both Manchester clubs, I'll hand you over to our Champions League live text team here.

Thanks as ever for your company and input on social media. We'll be back bright and early on Wednesday at around 08:00 BST.

Manchester City team news

Manchester City v Juventus (19:45 BST)

And the team news from Manchester City...

City XI: Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Mangala, Kolarov, Toure, Fernandinho, Nasri, Silva, Sterling, Bony #cityvjuve #mcfc

Subs: Caballero, Otamendi, Demichelis, Fernando, Navas, De Bruyne, Aguero #cityvjuve #mcfc

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Our live text commentary of Tuesday's Champions League action is getting under way right here.

There's live radio coverage of Manchester City v Juventus in there as well.

Champions League

Arsenal news conference

Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Wenger on his drive to win the Champions League...

Boss: "My drive to win the @ChampionsLeague is immense. It's never been done at @Arsenal. We have to put hard work in." #ZAGvAFC

Manchester United team news

PSV Eindhoven v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

Team news just in from Manchester United, and new signing Anthony Martial gets his first start.

#mufc XI: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw; Schweinsteiger, Herrera; Young, Mata, Memphis; Martial.

#mufc XI: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw; Schweinsteiger, Herrera; Young, Mata, Memphis; Martial.

#mufc subs: Romero, McNair, Rojo, Carrick, Schneiderlin, Valencia, Fellaini.

Arsenal news conference

Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Wenger on @Alexis_Sanchez: "He's an important player for us because he can create and finish chances." #ZAGvAFC

Wenger on @Alexis_Sanchez: "He's an important player for us because he can create and finish chances." #ZAGvAFC

Boss: "I know I have a squad of experienced players. Every decision I make is difficult, so it's easier to rotate than it was before."

De Bruyne focused for Juve

Manchester City v Juventus (19:45 BST)

Wash bag packed, earphones in. It's a classic 'footballer-arriving-for-match' look. Record signing Kevin De Bruyne looks more than ready for Juventus...

Arsenal news conference

Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Wenger on the news that Jack Wilshere is out for three months with a broken leg...

Wenger: "@JackWilshere is young enough to get over this. I'm confident he can make a career his talent deserves."

Wenger: "@JackWilshere is young enough to get over this. I'm confident he can make a career his talent deserves."

Arsenal news conference

Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Arsene Wenger and Mikel Arteta are speaking to the media ahead of Wednesday's Champions League tie against Dinamo Zagreb.

TEAM NEWS: "@HectorBellerin and @aaronramsey stayed behind. Everyone else who is fit has travelled." #ZAGvAFC
TEAM NEWS: "@HectorBellerin and @aaronramsey stayed behind. Everyone else who is fit has travelled." #ZAGvAFC

TEAM NEWS: "@HectorBellerin and @aaronramsey stayed behind. Everyone else who is fit has travelled." #ZAGvAFC

Wenger: "Our last visit was a very tough game. We needed to be patient against a very strong side. They had a very strong team." #ZAGvAFC

Boss on #ZAGvAFC: "We have to play at our best to beat them. They have not lost a game for 11 months."

Free Fallin' on ice

Ice Hockey

Sometimes a clip comes along that has borderline sporting content but is simply irresistible. 

Ice hockey player and part-time rock star Ryan Hollweg did what anyone would have done after his side HC Plzen beat Karlovy Vary in the Czech Extraliga - take to the ice with an electric guitar and play Free Fallin' by Tom Petty. Magical.

Ryan Hollweg

Must do better - Kompany

Manchester City v Juventus (19:45 BST)

"This year has to be better." Short but sweet from Vincent Kompany ahead of their Champions League tie against Juventus.

"It cannot be what it was in the previous years... We have been looking forward to the start of the competition since the disappointing game in Barcelona."

Vincent Kompany

Lest we forget that the Blues have not been beyond the last 16 in Europe. Their domestic form is flawless, however, so the omen's are good at least. 

Juventus, on the other hand have lost two of their opening Serie A matches so far, drawing the other. Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said: "We can't be happy with what has happened so far but we can't feel sorry for ourselves, far from it." 

Your 30-minute 5 live warning...

Champions League

Our colleagues at BBC Radio 5 live have commentary of Manchester City v Juventus from 19:45 BST but they'll be starting their build-up at 18:30 - and they want your input.

Mark Chapman and the gang will be asking which English team will go furthest in this year’s competition? Get involved by tweeting @5livesport or contact them on Facebook and Instagram.

5 live

Jury still out on van Gaal - Hoddle

PSV Eindhoven v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

Former England international Glenn Hoddle has tipped former PSV striker Memphis for a goal against his old club, but is less positive about Louis van Gaal.

He told “I think the jury is still out on Manchester United and Louis van Gaal’s reign there so far. It's been OK, some good results, but for me they have not really been tested as yet, and that test will come round the corner, obviously.

“For me they would have to do a lot more if they have any possibility of going all the way in the Champions League."

Glenn Hoddle

Champions League build-up

Manchester City v Juventus (19:45 BST)

A little more team news from Manchester City ahead of them hosting Juventus in the Champions League.

Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy, Fabian Delph and Sergio Aguero are all out, with Samir Nasri and Fernandinho doubtful.

Claudio Marchisio, Sami Khedira, Kwadwo Asamoah will not feature for Juventus.

Etihad Stadium

Great to be back


James Taylor has been talking to the BBC following his recall to the England team for the test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

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"I’ve been desperate to get back in for a number of years and I know that any runs in international cricket are going to count no matter what format, especially against Australia," he said.

"I knew going in to the UAE there’s going to be a lot of spin bowled, and that’ll hopefully work in my favour as I love playing spin."

The three-Test series begins in Abu Dhabi on 13 October.

Robinson's return to Deepdale

Preston North End v Bristol City (19:45 BST)

Bristol City loanee Callum Robinson returns to Preston for their Championship match at 19:45 BST. The striker spent a spell on loan there last season.

Live text commentary of Tuesday's Championship football can be found here from 19:00 BST approx.

Looking forward to going back to Deepdale tonight for our game against Preston!! Hoping to get the 3 points 💪⚽️

Championship football


Putting the Champions League to one side for a moment, there's the not-so-small matter of a full Championship fixture list on Tuesday night, including league leaders Brighton's match against bottom-dwelling Rotherham (19:45 BST).

We'll have live text commentary from around the grounds, plus coverage from BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Find it here.


Fiji bring the noise

Rugby World Cup

Fiji have prepared for the atmosphere in Friday's World Cup opener - by training to the sound of England fans in full voice.

Coach John McKee said: "That was part of our preparation. It was the normal crowd noise from Twickenham that was taken off some of the footage. 

John McKee

"It was good in those sessions we did it; it affected the intensity of the training. It's hard to hear calls and the communication in the game."

Fiji have already opted to wear white and occupy the home dressing room after winning a coin toss to help their efforts to try and cause an upset.

Champions League build-up

PSV Eindhoven v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

Tuesday's group match against PSV Eindhoven marks the return of Manchester United to the Champions League after their absence last season. Here's how they've fared in the past five years in the competition...

  • 2014-15 season - Failed to qualify
  • 2013-14 season - Quarter-final (lost to Bayern Munich)
  • 2011-12 season - Group stage
  • 2010-11 season - Final (lost to Barcelona)
  • 2009-10 season - Quarter-final (lost to Bayern Munich)
Louis van Gaal
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Champions League build-up

Manchester City v Juventus (19:45 BST)

Blue skies over Manchester...

Ciao from the Etihad Stadium! Not long to go. #cityvjuve #mcfc #ucl

Ciao from the Etihad Stadium! Not long to go. #cityvjuve #mcfc #ucl

Van Gaal wants European success

PSV Eindhoven v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

"I think the Champions League is a higher podium than the Premier League but maybe it's not like that." 

Manager Louis van Gaal will be expected to deliver on both fronts but his pre-match quotes ahead of the PSV Eindhoven match showed how much he wants to succeed in Europe.

Louis van Gaal

He will have to do that without the services of Wayne Rooney, however, after the Englishman strained his hamstring in training for the weekend's win over Liverpool.

Striker James Wilson and midfielder Andreas Pereira are in the squad despite neither making an appearance this season.

Anyone for an ice cold beer?

Ice Hockey

Everyone enjoys a beer while watching sport, but not many sportsmen actually have a beer while playing sport.

Well, that is unless you are University of Virginia goaltender Jake Anderson who, with his team leading 7-0, was handed a beer over the barrier by a fan and proceeded it down it. Anderson was swiftly ejected from the game.

Ice hockey and a pint of beer
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His own university's match report said: "Jake Anderson had a shutout through two periods until he was disqualified for consuming an alcoholic beverage on the ice. 

"This selfish act drew eerie parallels to the maturity of a middle schooler desperate for attention from his crush."

No Aguero, no problem?

Manchester City v Juventus (19:45 BST)

The absence of striker Sergio Aguero would be dismal news for most Manchester City fans ahead of a Champions League match, but there have been goals everywhere in Manuel Pellegrini's side this season.

Aguero, 27, picked up a knee injury during the 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday, however winger Raheem Sterling has recovered from a hamstring problem, while David Silva is available after ankle trouble.

Sergio Aguero

"I hope Aguero will be OK for the weekend but we must wait to see the result of the scans," said manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Read the full preview here.

PSV match 'special' for Memphis - Mata

PSV Eindhoven v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

Midfielder Juan Mata has been speaking ahead of Tuesday's Champions League tie against PSV Eindhoven, describing it as a "special" game for Memphis, who moved from the Dutch club to Old Trafford over the summer.

He said: "It reminds me of my visit to Valencia with Chelsea a few months after my arrival in England.

Juan Mata

“PSV is an historic team in European football, although they haven't participated in the group stage in the last few years. I remember watching [PSV manager] Cocu when he was a player. He's doing a good job: they haven't been defeated so far this season."

Follow live text commentary of tonight's Champions League coverage here.

Sturridge key for Liverpool - Gerrard


Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has said the return of striker Daniel Sturridge from injury is crucial for getting their season back on track.

He also said the return of Philippe Coutinho from suspension and captain Jordan Henderson from injury will see Brendan Rodgers's side mount a fightback following a mixed start.

Steven Gerrard

He told a US radio station: "I think it's vital Daniel Sturridge is back playing and firing as soon as possible.

"I think the key is the partnership he forms with [Christian] Benteke because if they click together there's plenty more big games to finish high up in the league."

Grand Prix set to go ahead

Formula 1

The Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday will go ahead as planned, organisers insist, despite a hazardous haze lingering over the region.

The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) is currently recorded at "unhealthy" levels and a number of sporting events in the area were scrapped last weekend.

BBC Sport

But a statement released by the circuit chiefs said: "Based on the current PSI levels, there are no plans to amend the published racing and entertainment programme.

"We will continue to work closely with all the relevant government authorities to receive the best possible forecasts when they are available." 

And the answers were...


A Question of Sport Teaser

Earlier we asked you which three teams are making their Champions League debuts this season.

Answers: FC Astana, Borussia Monchengladbach and Gent.

I told you it was a tough one. Top marks for those that got all three.

Get Involved - what would you crowd fund?


Alasdair Preston:  I'd happily crowd-fund a takeover at Blackpool next season. What's the going rate for a League 2 side these days?

Lee:  Arsenal striker fund. Everyone chip in a quid.

Toronto's 'no' to 2024 Olympics


Toronto has reportedly declared itself out of the running for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Mayor John Tory said money needs to go into more pressing infrastructure projects ahead of the millions of dollars needed to host the event.

He did not rule out Toronto hosting major competitions in future, but said: "I can't look people in the eye at this point in our city's development and tell them that an Olympic bid is the best use of our time, our energy or our investment."

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Toronto successfully hosted the Pan American Games this year

Champions League build-up

Manchester City v Juventus (19:45 BST)

Two stats, two very different stories: City have never lost a home game against an Italian team in European competition. City have only won once in their four previous opening Champions League games.

History is either on their side or against them, if the data men are to be believed. While we wait to find out, here's a rundown of how the Blues have got on over the past four years since ending their 43-year wait for European football.

  • 2014-15 season - Round of 16
  • 2013-14 season - Round of 16
  • 2012-13 season - Group stage
  • 2011-12 season - Group stage
Manuel Pellegrini

Dawson ton helps Hants

Hampshire 400-9; Yorkshire 21-1 - tea, day two

BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at Southampton: "Hampshire claimed maximum batting bonus points for the first time this season as Liam Dawson (140) hit his first Championship hundred of the summer.

"Some lusty hitting at the end enabled Hampshire to reach their fifth point with five balls to spare.

"It could have been worse for Yorkshire as Gary Balance (14*) has already been dropped in the gully. "   

Washout at Durham

County Cricket

BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Chester-le-Street:

"No play has been possible on day two, despite the best efforts of the ground staff, with umpires Nigel Llong and Richard Kettleborough deciding the outfield is too wet following torrential rain earlier.

"Bottom club Worcestershire are 223-4 in their first innings.

"Durham have now lost 612 overs this season, most of them since July."

Get Involved - What would you crowd-fund?


@BBCSport I would have a fund raiser to make LVG explain what 'philosophy' he keeps on referring to. #fantasyfundraisers

Dunn deal in Shanghai

Shanghai Masters

World number 44 Mike Dunn has beaten Marco Fu 5-3 in their first round match at the Shanghai Masters. Fu is currently ranked 13th.

Find the rest of today's results here.

Watch Champions League preview


Right, with just a few hours to go until kick-off, it's time to whet your appetite for Tuesday's Champions League action.

Dan Walker is joined by Trevor Sinclair for this week's Focus Forum as they look forward to kick-off.

Focus Forum

Manchester City host last year's finalists Juventus while Manchester United travel to Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven, as Memphis Depay returns to his former club.

We'll have live text commentary of both matches from 18:30 BST on the BBC Sport website and app, plus radio commentary from BBC Radio 5 live of Manchester City v Juventus at 19:45 BST.

Early Championship finishes

Play has been abandoned for the day in Warwickshire's home game against Notts, with the visitors reaching 16-0 in the four overs of play possible - England Test squad newcomer Alex Hales making six not out.

Leicestershire v Essex has been washed out without a single ball bowled for the second day running at Grace Road, and it was a similar story in Kent's game against Gloucestershire at Canterbury, where the home side reached 67-1 on day one.


Andre Berto was seen off by Floyd Mayweather on Saturday but the beaten boxer has tried to land a few verbal jabs.

"I didn't know I was gonna have to wear track shoes," Berto said in an interview that appeared on TMZ Sports. "I had to do a lot of chasing."

Andre Berto taking on Floyd Mayweather
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Sussex women record holder Walker steps down

Women's cricket

Alexia Walker, Sussex Women’s most capped player, has announced her retirement at the age of 32 after playing 146 matches over 22 years for the county.

Dzeko the main man


Roma owner James Pallotta believes striker Edin Dzeko holds the key to winning Serie A again.

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After finishing second in Serie A to Juventus for the past two seasons, Roma has already recorded a victory over the Turin team this season - clinched by the 29-year-old Dzeko, who has joined on a season-long loan from Manchester City.

"A big guy in the middle, it's a striker we have not had for 10 to 12 years,'' Pallotta said.