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Summary

  1. Chelsea v Maccabi Tel Aviv (19:45 BST)
  2. Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal (19:45)
  3. Man Utd's Luke Shaw undergoes surgery

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan

All times stated are UK

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Farewell

Sportsday

Right that's all for Sportsday today - but make sure you follow the live Champions League football tonight as Chelsea and Arsenal try and make a better start to the group stage than Manchester United and Manchester City.

'More psychological than physical'

Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal (19:45 BST)

Arsenal can expect a stern test against the Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb tonight, but defender Nacho Monreal believes they have enough experience to cope.

"Everywhere you play, the atmosphere is massive, it does not matter if it is Champions League or if it is Premier League," the Spain full-back says."

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"We are used to it and we have the experience to cope with playing in big away matches.

"It is more psychological than it is physical, but we are accustomed to it, so it won't affect us."

Davis Cup win as good as Wimbledon

Tennis

Leading Britain to Davis Cup glory would rank as high as winning Wimbledon in Andy Murray's list of achievements, according to former British number one Greg Rusedski. Murray will spearhead Britain's challenge in Friday's semi-final against Australia as the team look to reach the final for the first time since 1978. 

Murray is likely to play all three matches this weekend, including two singles matches either side of the middle doubles rubber. Victory in Glasgow would see Leon Smith's team play either Belgium or Argentina to become the first British side to win the Davis Cup since 1936.

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"It's so difficult to do it, if Andy goes on to the final or even wins the Davis Cup, that would be right up there as one of the highlights of his career. "It would be up there with his Wimbledon triumph for me" Rusedski said.

"All players love to win as part of a team because tennis is mainly an individual sport. "And if you look out our history, how many decades has it been since we won the title?"

Larne Patrick returns to Huddersfield

Rugby League

Wigan Warriors have confirmed Welsh international Larne Patrick will return to parent club Huddersfield Giants upon completion of his loan.  The 26-year-old joined the Warriors for the 2015 season and has made 25 appearances, 19 as a substitute.

Kirsten held talks with England

Cricket

Former South Africa and India coach Gary Kirsten has confirmed he was approached by Andrew Strauss to coach England earlier this year.

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The 47-year-old - who is is playing in tomorrow night's Help for Heroes T20 at the Oval - says he would now only return to international cricket in a split coaching role, where he was in charge of either One Day or Test cricket, but not full time.  

Confidence 'still pretty good' at Chelsea

Chelsea v Maccabi Tel Aviv (19:45 BST)

Premier League championsChelseaenter European competition tonight, having made their worst start to a domestic top-flight season in 29 years.

But despite winning just one of their first five domestic matches, goalkeeperAsmir Begovicsays confidence levels are "still pretty good".

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"There's always going to be a bit of a hit on confidence when things aren't going your way," said the Bosnian.

"I think it's going to make us stronger going forward.

"Something we can't forget is what this group achieved last year. We have some of the best players in the world and we're more than confident we'll get to the levels we want to."

Wenger has 'immense' Champions League drive

Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal (19:45 BST)

Arsenal have never won Europe's top competition and manager Arsene Wenger is determined to put that right.

"My drive to win the Champions League is immense," said the Frenchman. "It's never been done at Arsenal. We have to put hard work in."

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He added: "Our last visit [to play Dinamo Zagreb] was a very tough game. We needed to be patient against a very strong side.

"We have to play at our best to beat them. They have not lost a game for 11 months."

England have 'arrogance' to win Euros

Football

Defender Alex Greenwood believes England's women have the 'arrogance' to win the 2017 European Championship.

The Lionesses, third at the World Cup, play their opening Euro qualifier against Estonia next week.

"There are new expectations now as we come on a country. We are arrogant in a good way. We want to win everything that we play in," she told BBC Sport.

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Rally round Jack

Football

Daily Telegraph: Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta says he and his team-mates must rally aroundJack Wilshere, 23, after the England midfielder's latest injury setback.

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Wilshere requires surgery on a hairline fracture of his left leg and is expected to be out for three months.

Champions League on 5 Live Sport

Chelsea v Maccabi Tel Aviv (19:45BST)

You can hear all the action from the Champions League tonight on BBC Radio 5 Live from 1830 BST.

They are live from Stamford Bridge - Kelly Cates is joined by Ian Dennis and the former England, Newcastle and Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas.

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Yaya Toure remains positive

Football

Manchester City didn't make the best of starts to their Champions League campaign last night with a home defeat by Juventus, but midfielder Yaya Toure is still confident they can do well.

Not the result we wanted last night, but we are now focused on our next games. We are together and determined. #ComeOnCity

Winning starts for Arsenal & Chelsea

Football

Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho will be hoping their sides can make winning starts in the Champions League tonight, after both recorded victories in the Uefa Youth League.

Arsenal's under-19s won 2-0 at Dinamo Zagreb while Chelsea's under-19s ran out 3-0 winners over Maccabi Tel Aviv.

More of the same tonight please....

No reduction to County Championship

Cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has decided that there will be no major structural changes to next summer's programme of domestic cricket.

New ECB chief executive Tom Harrison had told BBC Test Match Special in August that they were considering a reduction in the County Championship from the current 16 to 14 matches.

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But it has been revealed that there will now be no such reduction for 2016.

The ECB will talk again over the winter to discuss possible changes for 2017.

Coutinho urges calm at Liverpool

Football

Liverpool number 10 Philippe Coutinho insists it is 'vital to stay calm' as they seek to recover from back-to-back defeats by West Ham and Manchester United.

The Brazilian is available again after a one-match suspension for Thursday's Europa League game away at Bordeaux.

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“We have a long season ahead and many things can happen. The Premier League is tough - all clubs have great teams - and we know twists and turns will happen" he told Liverpoolfc.com

“There are lessons to be learned so we can move on and avoid making the same mistakes".

Cruyff admits 'almost no chance' against Chelsea

Chelsea v Maccabi Tel Aviv (19:45 BST)

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Sporting director Jordi Cruyff says Maccabi Tel Aviv have "almost no chance" against Chelsea tonight if the Blues play well.

The former Manchester United and Barcelona winger told BBC World Service if all Chelsea's "pieces come together" they should win the Champions League game between the pair tonight.

Walcott hoping for more goals

Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal (19:45 BST)

Arsenal are likely to be without Per Mertesacker for their Champions League opener against Dinamo Zagreb after the defender was involved in a minor road traffic accident on Monday.

Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck are also out.

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But Theo Walcott will be hoping to be involved at the same venue where he scored a hat-trick for England in 2008.

Dinamo are back in the Champions League after two year away, and on a 41-game unbeaten streak in all competitions.

Yarmouth abandoned

Horse Racing

Tomorrow's race meeting at Yarmouth has been abandoned.

Today's meet was halted after just four races, after concerns over slippery conditions. 

Racing only returned to the track last month following remedial work over the winter to level the course due to ridges which had formed over time.

You can follow the latest racing results from elsewhere on the BBC Sport website.

West Ham 'disappointed' with Olympic Stadium deal decision

Football

Olympic Stadium West Ham
West Ham

West Ham say they are "disappointed" with a ruling that the terms of their rental of the Olympic Stadium from next season should be made public.

The London Legacy Development Corporation - which manages the publicly-owned stadium - has been told to publish details of the move.

London mayor Boris Johnson, who oversees the LLDC, says he is "perfectly happy" with the decision.

West Ham say it will prevent them "securing the best deal for taxpayers".

Edmund fit for Davis Cup

Tennis

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport in Glasgow

Britain's Kyle Edmund will be fit - if selected - for the Davis Cup semi-final in Glasgow, after a scan revealed no significant damage to his right ankle following a fall in practice. Edmund is competing with James Ward and Dan Evans for the second singles spot.

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Andy Murray made a characteristically effective return of Lleyton Hewitt's earlier suggestion that all the pressure of the tie was on the Scot's shoulders.

"I wouldn't say it's all on me," said Murray. "It's obviously Lleyton's last chance to win the Davis Cup - he'll be feeling the pressure as well."

Champions League Preview

Focus Forum

Watch Dan Walker as he is joined by Trevor Sinclair to look ahead to Wednesday's Champions League fixtures, with Chelsea and Arsenal in action.

Chelsea host Maccabi Tel-Aviv with coach and former Blues midfielder Slavisa Jokanovic returning to Stamford Bridge in the first competitive fixture between the two sides.

Arsenal travel to Dinamo Zagreb having won seven and lost only two of their last 11 away fixtures in the Champions League.

'Right decision for safety' - Murphy

Horse Racing

Jockey Oisin Murphy's been sepaking about the decision to abandon racing at Yarmouth today, after he was unseated after crossing the line by the unplaced Passover. Following that mishap, a delegation of jockeys and officials inspected the track and the decision was taken to abandon the remainder of the card.

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Murphy said: "I wasn't questioned (by the stewards), but I think on safety grounds it's the right decision.

"The ground was quite quick and with the rain they've had on top of it, it made it quite slippy and unfortunately my horse came down, hopefully he's OK. I don't think the clerk of the course is responsible, it's down to the weather."  

'I do'

Rowing/lovey dovey stuff

Good news for London Olympic gold medallist Helen Glover...

Happiest girl in the world!!! Most romantic moment ever as the sun was setting in Namibia ❤️🌞💍 @SteveBackshall
Happiest girl in the world!!! Most romantic moment ever as the sun was setting in Namibia ❤️🌞💍 @SteveBackshall
Happiest girl in the world!!! Most romantic moment ever as the sun was setting in Namibia ❤️🌞💍 @SteveBackshall
Happiest girl in the world!!! Most romantic moment ever as the sun was setting in Namibia ❤️🌞💍 @SteveBackshall

Happiest girl in the world!!! Most romantic moment ever as the sun was setting in Namibia ❤️🌞💍 @SteveBackshall

Taylor celebrates with century

Nottinghamshire 216-5 v Warwickshire

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire's Clive Eakin at Edgbaston:

"Having been recalled to the test squad Nottinghamshire James Taylor has been enhancing his case for a starting place in England’s matches against Pakistan by scoring an unbeaten century.

"He’s taken advantage of some good fortune, having been dropped three times, to lift his team out of trouble and reach 114 not out. 

"Notts lost just one wicket between lunch and tea, that of Samit Patel for nine, bowled round his legs by Keith Barker, who has four wickets."  

Rossi to make F1 debut

Formula 1

We start our #SingaporeGP with the news that we have signed @AlexanderRossi as Race Driver for 5 of the 7 remaining rounds of the season.

Alexander is the first US #F1 driver since Scott Speed competed in '07. He will race for us in Singapore, Japan, the US, Mexico & Brazil.

Rossi will make his F1 debut in Singapore alongside Manor#s British driver Will Stevens.

Mourinho set to make changes

Chelsea v Maccabi Tel Aviv (19:45 BST)

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is set to ring the changes for tonight's Champions League group opener, after their worst start to a season for 29 years.

According to the Express captain John Terry will miss the game, along with striker Diego Costa, defender Branislav Ivanovic and midfielder Nemanja Matic.

New £8m Ghanaian full-back Baba Rahman set to be handed his debut.

Durham recover from triple setback

Worcestershire 350-7 dec, Durham 183-5 - tea, day three

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

"Worcestershire declared after picking up a fourth batting point and are trying to move the game along following the loss of a day.

"Durham put 83 on the board for their first wicket, which is their third best start this season, but they were 88-3 just five overs later as Jack Burnham (21), Mark Stoneman (52) and Paul Collingwood (2) all fell.

"Scott Borthwick will resume after tea on 51, having reached his 10th half-century of the campaign."

'Sometimes football isn't fair'

Support for Luke Shaw

Support continues to flood in for Manchester United and England left-back Luke Shaw after he suffered a double fracture to his right leg last night.

Wishing you All the best for speedy recovery @LukeShaw23

Sometimes football isn't fair. @LukeShaw23 didn't deserve this. He's been flying, scary to think how good he's gonna be tho. He'll be back

Disappointed with the result and really sorry for @LukeShaw23 Get well soon mate! Waiting for you stronger than ever!

Disappointed with the result and really sorry for @LukeShaw23 Get well soon mate! Waiting for you stronger than ever!

'City will never be as big'

Football

David Gill claims Manchester City will never be as big as United in Asia and other markets across the globe.

The former Manchester United chief executive told the Manchester Evening News: "I'm not being arrogant here but (Manchester City) will never be as big as Manchester United in Asia and certain markets.

"Look at Liverpool, the club haven't won the league for so many years, but they are very popular in Asia.

"The big teams with history and heritage, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid, have that." 

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Thierry Henry to Arsenal, arguably the best player to play in the Premier League #bbcsportsday

No changes

Cricket

The England and Wales cricket board have announced that next year's County Championship will remain at 16 games after speculation it might be reduced to 14 to free up space in the schedule.

They've added that there will be further discussion as to possible alterations instead from 2017 onwards.

Debutant strikes for Glamorgan

Glamorgan 233, Northants 128-5 - tea, day three

BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Wantage Road:

"The bowlers continue to hold the upper hand on day three at Northampton with Dewi Penrhyn Jones and acting captain Graham Wagg claiming two wickets each for Glamorgan.

"Alex Wakely has top-scored so far with 40, but with bad light intervening again, Wakely and Wagg will need to reach agreement on a final-day chase to give much hope of a positive result."

Horse Racing

Slippy conditions at Norfolk track

The remainder of this afternoon’s race meeting at Yarmouth has been abandoned after concerns over slippery conditions. 

It was called off after four races with the Norfolk track deemed to be unsafe, following rain on the previously dry surface.

The track only reopened last month after a £300,000 project which included relaying the track at the seaside course.

You can follow the latest racing results from elsewhere on the BBC Sport website.

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Got to be the Greek God that is Giorgos Karagounis. The most passionate Fulham player I've ever seen! #bbcsportsday

Got to be the Greek God that is Giorgos Karagounis. The most passionate Fulham player I've ever seen! #bbcsportsday

Benteke left behind as Rodgers rotates

Football

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke is one of a number of big names manager Brendan Rodgers is resting for their Europa League opener in Bordeaux. The £32.5million summer signing has been left behind on Merseyside along with James Milner and Nathaniel Clyne, plus centre-backs Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren and midfielder Lucas Leiva.

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Mamadou Sakho is set for his first appearance of the season alongside Kolo Toure in defence, with Belgium striker Divock Origi is in line for the first start of his Liverpool career while midfielder Adam Lallana has returned to fitness and is also in contention.

What's on Rooney's Stereo

Football

The England and United skipper reveals what he's listening to at the moment...

Loving the @stereophonics new album #keepthevillagealive. Getting me through this training session session 👍

The master

Football

168 - Arsene Wenger has managed more games in the Champions League than all but 4 of the 132 teams to ever feature have played. Professor.

Delay in Evans decision

Football

The panel assessing Ched Evans' latest attempt to have his rape conviction overturned say further investigation is needed before they can announce a decision.

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A Criminal Cases Review Commission spokeswoman said: "The Committee decided that further investigation was needed before it meets again to make a final decision on whether or not to refer Mr Evans' conviction back to the Court of Appeal."

No date has been fixed for the next meeting.

'It made me stronger'

Support for Luke Shaw

AP McCoy sends his best to Shaw...

Best wishes to @LukeShaw23 a double leg break was my 1st injury. when it happened I thought I was going to die. but it made me stronger