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  1. Konta beats world number two Halep at Wuhan Open
  2. Champions League: Build-up to Man City and United
  3. GET INVOLVED: #mysportingblunder

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan and Bill Rice

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Sportsday live for today but we'll be back bright and early with reaction to all tonight's Champions League football and the best of the back pages too.

As for now, you can watch Sportsday by clicking the play button at the top of this page right now, and follow Manchester United against Wolfsburg and Manchester City away at Borussia Monchengladbach build up and all the action right here.

Memories of '77

Borussia Monchengladbach v Man City (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Tonight's programme in Germany casts back to Anglo-German clashes in Europe in the 1970s....

#LFC's Emlyn Hughes & Berti Vogts from 1977 in Rome in the Borussia Mönchengladbach programme tonight. #BBCFootball

#LFC's Emlyn Hughes & Berti Vogts from 1977 in Rome in the Borussia Mönchengladbach programme tonight. #BBCFootball

Liverpool must not 'break' Sturridge

Liverpool v FC Sion (Thu, 20:05 BST)

Daniel Sturridge
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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge's return to action must be managed carefully to ensure it does not "break" him, says Reds manager Brendan Rodgers.

Sturridge, 26, scored twice in Saturday's 3-2 win over Aston Villa - his second appearance of the season since a hip injury suffered in April.

"We have seen from the game at the weekend he is still building his way towards full fitness," said Rodgers.

Sturridge's 24 goals in 2013-14 helped the Reds finish second in the league, but he missed six months of last season after suffering a thigh problem and having hip surgery.

Borussia Park

Borussia Monchengladbach v Man City (Wed, 19:45 BST)

The view from the press box in Germany....

Borussia Mönchengladbach's stadium is a beauty. #bbcfootball

Borussia Mönchengladbach's stadium is a beauty. #bbcfootball

Bale won't be risked

Malmo v Real Madrid (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Gareth Bale
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Real Madrid forwards Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez will miss Wednesday's Champions League match at Malmo through injury.

Wales's Bale (calf) and Colombia's Rodriguez (thigh) missed Saturday's draw at home to Malaga and will not be risked before the weekend's Madrid derby at Atletico.

Defenders Sergio Ramos and Pepe have also been left out.

Real won their opening encounter in Group A, 4-0 against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Goal of the month music


Don't forget Match of the Day 2 and BBC Radio 1’s Greg James are teaming up to give audiences the chance to choose September’s Goal of the Month soundtrack.   

The winning track will be announced on Greg’s show at 18:00 BST on Thursday 1st October and feature in September’s Goal of the Month feature on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday 4th October at 22:30 BST.

Welsh legends meet up

Rugby Union

Wales had a knockout preparation for tomorrow's game with Fiji by meeting Joe Calzaghe.

The players were tratted to a private screening of Mr Calzaghe, a documentary-film about the unbeaten former world boxing champion's life - followed by a question and answer session.

Awesome to meet @RealJoeCalzaghe. Thanks for taking the time to meet the boys #Legend #TopMan👍💪👊🏽

Awesome to meet @RealJoeCalzaghe. Thanks for taking the time to meet the boys #Legend #TopMan👍💪👊🏽

Get involved - My manuel moment


Ever missed a flight or forgotten your passport? Maybe you turned up at the wrong ground or forgot your match ticket. Let us know using #mymanuelmoment on Twitter or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.   

Kathryn Bate on Twitter: My housemate realised the day before flying to Amsterdam to run the marathon his passport expired 6 months previously

Ciaran Callan: due to delayed flights and trains I only got to see 45 mins of a Europa league game in Luxembourg.

Fury reveals political ambition


Tyson Fury

Heavyweight Tyson Fury has revealed an ambition to become an MP.

Fury, who is waiting for his world title fight against Wladimir Klitschko to be rescheduled, wants to stand as an independent for the Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency and told the BBC: "I should be elected in five years' time." 

Who are Borussia Monchengladbach?

Borussia Monchengladbach v Man City (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Conor McNamara

BBC Radio 5 live at the Philips Stadion

Borussia Mönchengladbach – famous name from the 1970’s for English football fans - when they lost two Finals to Liverpool – The 1973 UEFA Cup Final, and the 1977 European Cup Final.

Borussia Monchengladbach
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Since then, they have been absent from The European Cup proper for 37 years until this season.

Mönchengladbach were impressive in the Europa League last season . They only lost to the eventual winners Seville and scored 18 goals in their five home games Europe last year. 

Wolfsburg never won in England

Man Utd v Wolfsburg (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Old Trafford

Plenty of early arrivals for Manchester United’s Champions League encounter with Wolfsburg.

Michael Carrick scored a late winner the last time the two sides met at Old Trafford, in the 2009-10 group stage, with Ryan Giggs also on target in a 2-1 win.

It will be Wolfsburg’s fourth game in England and they have lost in each visit, losing Europa League matches against Portsmouth and Everton in addition to the United defeat.

Duel in the sun


Borussia Mönchengladbach fans arrive for a sunset duel against Manchester City. #bbcfootball

Borussia Mönchengladbach fans arrive for a sunset duel against Manchester City. #bbcfootball

Our reporter Conor McNamara has arrived at Borussia Park for tonight's game between Monchengladbach and Manchester City.

Leave it to Manchester

Champions League

So can Manchester United and Manchester City fare any better tonight?

Dan Walker was joined by Kevin Kilbane and Mark Lawrenson for the Focus Forum as they look forward to Wednesday's Champions League fixtures with both Manchester clubs in action.

Manchester City travel to Germany to take on Borussia Monchengladbach, while Manchester United have a home tie against Wolfsburg.

Focus Forum
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Castleford chairman Fulton, 83, dies

Rugby League

Jack Fulton

Castleford Tigers chairman Jack Fulton has died at the age of 83. 

Fulton spent 21 years on the board at the West Yorkshire club and became chairman in the early 1990s. 

A club statement said: "Our sincere condolences go out to the Fulton family. We'd ask that our fans respect the families privacy at this time."

Fulton's passing came a day after plans were approved for the club's new 10,000-capacity stadium as part of a £135m development programme in the town.

Patel looking forward to Test series


Samit Patel
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Samit Patel is relishing a chance to impress in the England squad to take on Pakistan, after two years out of the international set up.

The Nottinghamshire spin bowler was called up after an injury to Zaffar Ansari.

"I'm coming back into the system after two years out, working with new coaches like Mahela Jayawardene and Mark Ramprakash - it's all new for me and for them so it's going to be brilliant, " Patel said.

Captain Alastair Cook thinks Patel gives them another option with bat and ball.

"Samit's had a taste of international cricket and certainly he adds that spinning the ball away from the right hander and a bit of batting as well."

Shearer says coaching partly to blame


Former England captain Alan Shearer claims coaching standards are partly to blame for Premier League clubs failing in Europe. 

Shearer, talking at the Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Day says reckons the amount of money now flowing through the Premier League has a part to play too.

"The more money the Premier League gets it seems the worse the teams get in Europe. Teams from Germany, Spain, Italy seem to be leaving our teams behind which is a great shame," he said. 

 "We're not producing as many players as we used to, young players are not getting the opportunity, coaching standards is another thing but the list is endless."

British centurions


A Question of Sport Teaser

Earlier our friends at Question of Sport asked you who are the seven British players with more than 100 Champions League appearances?

The answers you were looking for are:

Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Ashley Cole, David Beckham, Frank Lampard & John Terry.

There will be another teaser for you tomorrow.

Demichelis at the back

Borussia Monchengladbach v Man City

Conor McNamara

BBC Radio 5 live at the Philips Stadion

In the absence of Vincent Kompany and Eliaquim Mangala, Martin Demichelis is expected to play at the back for Manchester City tonight. Demichelis has a good record against tonight's opponents, he never lost in 12 games against Mönchengladbach during his time at Bayern Munich.

Martin Demichelis
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BreakingNo action against Mourinho


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will face no action after being cleared of making discriminatory comments towards then club doctor Eva Carneiro during the match against Swansea on August 8, the Football Association has announced.

Jose Mourinho
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In a statement the FA said: "The matter was brought to the attention of the FA on 8 September and led to the appointment of an independent academic expert in Portuguese linguistics to analyse the footage of the incident which included the audio recording.

"After receiving the report from the expert, the FA is satisfied that the words used do not constitute discriminatory language under FA Rules. Furthermore, both the words used, as translated and analysed by the independent expert, and the video evidence, do not support the conclusion that the words were directed at any person in particular. Consequently, on the evidence available to it, the FA will take no further action in relation to this matter." 

Man Utd without Carrick

Man Utd v Wolfsburg (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Manchester United will be without midfielder Michael Carrick who missed the last training session before facing Wolfsburg in the Champions League.

Fellow midfielder Ander Herrera and winger Antonio Valencia are doubtful for the game with minor injuries.

Defender Paddy McNair could return after he recovered from an injury that sidelined him for the last two games.

Michael Carrick
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Wolfsburg will be without midfielder Luiz Gustavo who has a knee injury, while centre-back Robin Knoche is out.  

Winger Vieirinha and goalkeeper Koen Casteels are both doubtful after missing the Wolves' last five games.

Football on 5 Live

Man Utd v Wolfsburg (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Mark Chapman is joined at Old Trafford tonight by Alan Green and former England, Newcastle and Tottenham winger Chris Waddle.

Among the topics up for discussion is how far can Manchester United go in the Champions League? Could they even win it?

Make sure you tune in from 18:30 BST and follow the games live on the BBC Sport website too.


Man City need to be switched on

Borussia Monchengladbach v Man City (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Conor McNamara

BBC Radio 5 live at the Philips Stadion

Borussia Park was full of activity today. It's a gleaming modern stadium, but extra corporate hospitality tents were being erected in the car park to cope with the demand for this game. With new caretaker manager Andre Schubert looking to continue a 100% record since taking charge 10 days ago, there is a renewed optimism around the club.

Manchester City had better be switched on early tonight. Borussia Mönchengladbach have won their last two games, and the key has been a flurry of early goals.

They scored four goals in the opening 21 mins against Augsburg last week, and then two goals in the opening 20 mins against Stuttgart on Saturday.

Get Involved - My Manuel moment


Ever forgotten something important like a passport or match ticket? Or a pair of.....sunglasses?

Forgot this was the only pair in the car... #mymanuelmoment

Forgot this was the only pair in the car... #mymanuelmoment

Get involed using #mymanuelmoment or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.  

Tottenham news conference

Monaco v Tottenham (Thu, 18:00 BST)

Tottenham's Cameroon forward Clinton Njie is hoping to get his chance against Monaco tomorrow....

Clinton: "It's going to be a good game tomorrow. They like to play football too so we're looking forward to it."

Clinton: "It's going to be a good game tomorrow. They like to play football too so we're looking forward to it."

Clinton: "I'm looking forward to getting out there if I get the chance and I'll continue to do my best for the club and fans."

Tottenham news conference

Monaco v Tottenham (Thu, 18:00 BST)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Clinton Njie are speaking to media ahead of Thursday's Europa League game.

Press conference time in Monaco. Clinton Njie and Mauricio talk to assembled journalists. #COYS

Press conference time in Monaco. Clinton Njie and Mauricio talk to assembled journalists. #COYS

Why is it going wrong for English clubs in Europe?


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsenal and Chelsea slipped to defeat on another night of Champions League embarrassment for the English elite - grim statistics lying around their feet like rubble, proof that the glory days are over.

The Premier League's finest have so far played six group games in Europe's biggest tournament and five have ended in defeat. Manchester City and Manchester United play their second games on Wednesday having both lost their first.

So where has it all gone wrong? And is this a sign of things to come?

Konta fights back to reach quarters


Johanna Konta
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Britain's Johanna Konta staged a superb fightback to beat world number two Simona Halep 6-3 3-6 7-5 and reach the quarter-finals of the Wuhan Open.

After winning the first set, Konta looked set for defeat as Halep won the second and was 5-1 up in the decisive third.

However, Halep had no answer as Konta stunned the Romanian to progress.

The 24-year-old will next play former world number one Venus Williams for a place in the last four.

Konta becomes the first British woman to beat a world number two since Sue Barker defeated Tracy Austin in 1981.

Three's Kompany, six injured

Borussia Monchengladbach v Man City (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Captain Vincent Kompany is one of six players missing for Manchester City who face Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League.

Kompany has a calf problem, and joins fellow defender Gael Clichy, midfielders Fabian Delph, Eliaquim Mangala and Samir Nasri and forward Wilfried Bony on the sidelines.

Yaya Toure and David Silva trained on Tuesday after overcoming injuries.

Vincent Kompany
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Manuel Pellegrini's side lost their opening Group D match to Juventus .

The Chilean said of the injury to Kompany: "I think it will be difficult for him to play for Belgium next week."

Man Utd need a hero

Man Utd v Wolfsburg (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Michael Carrick was the hero the last time Manchester United faced Wolfsburg at Old Trafford, but will miss tonight's game due to injury.

Six years ago today, @Carras16 scored the winner as #mufc beat Wolfsburg 2-1 at Old Trafford in the @ChampionsLeague.

Six years ago today, @Carras16 scored the winner as #mufc beat Wolfsburg 2-1 at Old Trafford in the @ChampionsLeague.

Four released on bail

Horse Racing

Four people arrested following an assault at Southwell Racecourse on Tuesday have been released on police bail.

Two men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage and another woman was arrested for obstructing police.

Jump jockey Aidan Coleman has welcomed a security review at Southwell Racecourse after he was allegedly punched by racegoers on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old suffered minor injuries including two chipped teeth, when two people burst into the riders' changing room after the day's last race.  

Get Involved - My manuel moment


After the Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini had to dash back to get his passport before flying to Germany, has it ever happened to you?

Barry Devilin on Twitter: In Canada I left passport in a coat in house I stayed in! Money wired & passport courier required! I was miles away.

Kane Bethell: Got all the way to Shrewsbury from Bradford and realised we left the tickets at home. We were allowed in still!

Very decent of them, probably didn't want to turn you away. Have you ever forgot a passport or match ticket? Get involed using #mymanuelmoment or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

Suspended Locke leaves Wakefield

Rugby League

Kevin Locke
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Full-back Kevin Locke has left Wakefield Wildcats after just three months at Belle Vue.

The 26-year-old was suspended by Wakefield a fortnight ago after being involved in a car crash with teammates Tim Smith and Reece Lyne. 

Former New Zealand international Locke joined the club from Salford Red Devils in June and played five games. 

"We've concluded the case involving Kevin, shook hands and gone our own ways," chairman Michael Carter said.

Hales long-term goal to open batting


Alex Hales
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England captain Alastair Cook says he "has a good idea" who will be his opening partner when they begin the Test series against Pakistan in Dubai on 13 October.

Alex Hales and Moeen Ali are the likely options, and Hales is keen to make the spot his own.

"That's definitely my long-term goal in then next 12 months to nail down that spot in all three forms, but that's going to come with a hell of a lot of hard work," Hales said.

Ali refused to be drawn on whether he feels he should be higher up the order, saying "No not yet, it's a bit early at the moment, I'm happy to bat wherever and feel I can adapt to any situtation."

Get Involved - Blunders


Ever done something you really wish you hadn't while playing sport?

Steve Richardson on Twitter: Supporting Sunderland !!

Nick G: Missed a goal line chance,straight down own end and scored an own goal.Missed out on chance to win league

Andrew Watson: Played five years for the Uni team, never scored. Won a penalty in the last two mins of my last match. Missed it.

We feel your pain. Keep them coming using #mysportingblunder or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

Spurs unsure on Son injury

Monaco v Tottenham (Thu, 18:00 BST)

Tottenham are unsure how long forward Son Heung-min will be out for with the foot injury he suffered in the Premier League victory over Manchester City.

Son, 23 - who has scored three goals in his opening five games - was taken off with 13 minutes to go in the 4-1 win over the former leaders.

The South Korea international joined Spurs from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen for £22m in August.

Son Heung-min
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From the press box


English clubs might be messing up in #UEFAChampionsLeague but in the U19 competition they have won 5, drawn one from six.

It's got even better too - with Manchester City beating Borussia Monchengladbach under-19s 2-1 this afternoon.

Fleetwood part with boss Alexander


League One side Fleetwood Town have parted company with boss Graham Alexander after three straight defeats. 

The 43-year-old said he accepted responsibility for their performance in the 5-1 loss at Gillingham on Tuesday.

Alexander took over at Highbury Stadium in December 2012 and guided them to promotion, winning the League Two play-off final in 2014. 

Fleetwood sit 20th in the table, with just two wins from 10 games, a point above the relegation places.

Graham Alexander
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Get Involved - My Manuel moment


Wyman Kaluba on Twitter: was back at engineering school in my final third year exams when I forgot my scientific calculator for the Dynamics paper!

Brian Yerkes: Partied til 5am in Rome, flight back to Dublin at 7am. Slept thru alarm, paid taxi 100euro to speed thru traffic to airport!

Marc Leathem: ‏Missed a Ryanair flight back in the day - thankfully it was a £1 fare!

Get involed using #mymanuelmoment or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page. 

Aussies still waiting


Darren Lehmann
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Australia head coach Darren Lehmann says he will be disappointed if the club's tour of Bangladesh is called off - but understands why it might happen.

The players have been sent back to their home states to train while awaiting a decision amid increasing security concerns.

“It’s getting pretty tight now, to be honest,” Lehmann told 5AA radio.

“At the end of the day we have to wait and see what the boards and the security come up with, but we have to make the right decision for player and staff safety.

“We’re still on hold. The security guys got back from Bangladesh today so they’re obviously speaking to the board as we speak. Hopefully we come to some sort of answer in the next 24 hours or so.”