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Summary

  1. 19:45 GMT - Man Utd v PSV Eindhoven, commentary on 5 live
  2. 19:45 GMT - Juventus v Man City
  3. George Best wins vote as greatest footballer from this country
  4. ECB consider scrapping the toss in County Championship Division Two
  5. What sporting traditions would you scrap? Use #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan, Jack Skelton and Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Good night

That is your lot from us tonight.

On the BBC Sport website tonight we have live coverage of Manchester City's trip to Juventus, Manchester United's game against PSV, as well as all the other ties in the Champions League. 

On Radio 5 live right now there is live build-up from both matches and commentary from Old Trafford at 19:45 GMT.

Fury's got talent?

Boxing

Not something you expect from a boxing press conference...

Tyson Fury sang Bette Midler's hit "wind beneath my wings" to heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko as the boxers trained in front of the crowds at Düsseldorf Airport.  

Afterwards the Ukrainian said Fury belongs on Britain’s Got Talent.

Champions League latest

Footbal

Still 0-0 in Moscow in the Champions League tie between CSKA Moscow and Wolfsburg, half an hour left in that match.

Youth tournament cancelled

Football

The Premier League has cancelled its Christmas Truce youth tournament due to take place in Ypres, Belgian, next month because of security concerns.

The under-12 tournament was due to take place from 10-13 December.

The annual tournament involves Premier League clubs and French, German and Belgian teams and commemorates those who lost their lives in the First World War.

Listen live

Football

BBC Radio 5 Live

At 18:30 GMT you can listen to all the build-up from Manchester United-PSV and Juventus-Manchester City.

Then at 19:45 GMT there will be live commentary from Old Trafford.

'It will make the cricket fair'

Cricket

Kent opener Daniel Bell-Drummond says the ECB's proposal to scrap the toss in County Championship Division Two next season will prevent teams with stronger bowling attacks gaining an unfair advantage.

Bell-Drummond, currently with the England Performance Programme in Dubai, will be directly affected by the change with his Kent side in the division.

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"The amount of games we've played away from home where you couldn't tell the pitch from the outfield was a bit annoying, especially as an opening batsman," he said.

"Teams then can't just bank on having a good toss - if we turn up and see it's going to 'rag' [turn sharply for spinners later in the match], we'll definitely bat - and if it's green, we'll bowl.

"I think that will make the cricket fair, and bring spinners into it as well."

Champions League

Football

It is all over in Kazakhstan, where Astana have drawn 2-2 with Portuguese side Benfica.

Raul Jimenez Rodriguez scored twice for the away side to earn Benfica a point.

Champions League latst

Football

Two matches are already underway in Europe tonight, here are the latest scores.

CSKA 0 - 0 Wolfsburg

FC Astana 2 - 2 Benfica

Wrestler visits the Millers

Football

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One of the day's more unusual link-ups is that between former WWE wrestler Kurt Angle and Championship side Rotherham.

The American, who is on a tour of the UK, admitted he is "not a soccer fan" on a visit to the New York Stadium.

But he had some advice for the Millers, who are second from bottom.

"They need intensity, integrity and intelligence, if they do that then they will win the title."

Pep to get big bucks

Football

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Pep Guardiola is set to sign a new £17m-a-year contract to remain as Bayern Munich manager, according to The Mirror.

The paper says that is bad news for Manchester City - but good news for rivals United, whose manager Louis van Gaal is due to leave in 2017 when his contract expires.

Tuilagi tug of war

Rugby Union

Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill believes other clubs are offering big money to England centre Manu Tuilagi, whose contract runs out next summer.

"Manu is world class. Clearly people are trying to lure him to smaller clubs by offering him huge amounts of money," Cockerill told BBC Radio Leicester.

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Local rivals Wasps deny they are one of the 24-year-old's suitors.

"I read somewhere that we are in the hunt for Manu and we've offered well over £500,000 for him," said Wasps director of rugby Dai Young.

"It's a complete, utter load of rubbish.

Best v Ronaldo

Football

George Best and Ronaldo
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To mark the 10th anniversary of George Best's death we look at the Northern Irish winger and his modern day counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo, in their own words.

Expect some gems like this from Best: "I spent a lot of money on booze, women and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."

Tributes to Best

Man Utd v PSV (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

Manchester United fans will mark the 10th anniversary of George Best's death with a special tribute during Wednesday night's Champions League match against PSV Eindhoven.

In the seventh minute of the match, fans will unveil a banner and turn on their mobile phone torches to light up Old Trafford in honour of the legendary number seven.

George Best
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RFL raises Championship cap

Championship clubs will be able to spend 50% of "relevant income" on player salaries from 2016 onwards, the Rugby Football League has confirmed.

Second-tier sides have previously been restricted to a 40% limit.

Rams to play at Twickenham

American Football

The NFL has announced the three games to be staged in the UK next year, with St Louis Rams confirmed to play in the first American football game at Twickenham.

The Rams' opponent on 23 October will be the NFC East team who finish in the same spot this season - either New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys or Philadelphia Eagles.

Washington Redskins could also appear at the home of rugby although teams are currently meant to get a bye-week after London games and the Redskins are due to face Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley on 30 October.

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The other tie sees Jacksonville Jaguars take on Indianapolis Colts at Wembley on 2 October.

The NFL agreed a three-year deal with the Rugby Football Union to stage a minimum of three American football matches at Twickenham earlier this month.

Return of Zlatan

Malmo v PSG (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

Everyone's favourite Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to his home city of Malmo tonight with Paris St-Germain in the Champions League.

It will be the first time that the 10-time Swedish player of the year will play a competitive game against his former side.

It is such a big occasion and with tickets scarce, the striker has arranged for the game to be shown on a big screen in the city's main square, Stortorget.  

Malmo square
Angus Walker

Oh Mesut....

Football

Hi guys. 😊 This @Arsenal winter jumper is nuts! 😉 I would love to see everybody wearing it at our next home game!😜😎

Hi guys. 😊 This @Arsenal winter jumper is nuts! 😉 I would love to see everybody wearing it at our next home game!😜😎

Valdes' OT ordeal goes on

Football

"What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."

That is the not so cryptic tweet from exiled Manchester United keeperVictor Valdes.

The Spaniard has not played for United since falling out with manager Louis van Gaal in July and his agent says he will leave the club in January.

For those who don't speak Spanish, the rest of the tweet says: "Not to disappoint those who want to see me play, my motivation. Struggle to be free and enjoy my profession.  

No defraudar a los que desean volver a verme jugar, mi motivación. Lucho por ser Libre y disfrutar de mi profesión.

No defraudar a los que desean volver a verme jugar, mi motivación. Lucho por ser Libre y disfrutar de mi profesión.

Warming up

Man Utd v PSV (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

PSV fans are making themselves acquainted with Manchester's finest ale houses, ahead of their Champions League tie tonight.

A few @PSV fans enjoying a beer before @MCFC game

A few @PSV fans enjoying a beer before @MCFC game

Olympic security flaws 'a big concern'

Olympics

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The Olympic stadium in Rio

A government watchdog says "flaws" in Brazil's border security are a "big concern'" heading toward the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Augusto Nardes, speaking at a news conference organized by Brazil's Justice Ministry, says Brazil's police and military need better ways to control the country's 10,500-mile border, which touches 10 countries.

Nardes said: "We are aware that we have seven months to correct the problem.

Public Security secretary Regina Miki dismissed the concerns, saying the Olympics "will be held in total security".

New dimension

Road Cycling

Team Dimension Data have become the first African team to be awarded a licence to compete on cycling's World Tour.

The South African-based team, who were previously known as MTN-Qhubeka and had a wildcard entry to this year's Tour de France, were named among seven granted first division licences by the UCI.

Greatest ever UK footballer?

Football

Thank you everyone who took part in the vote to find the greatest ever football from this country, 10 years on from George Best's death. 

George Best, Kenny Dalglish, Bobby Charlton
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George Best won the vote with 29% of the vote. 

Kenny Dalglish was second with 18%.

Bobby Charlton was third with 12%. 

The full results are above. 

Winging it

Formula 1/Wildlife

Made a new friend here in Dubai!! #WinningFormula @PET_Motorsports #AbuDhabiGP #UAE44

Made a new friend here in Dubai!! #WinningFormula @PET_Motorsports #AbuDhabiGP #UAE44

Will he ride with Lewis during the actual race though?

More to be spent on anti-doping

Athletics

On other point of interest to come out of the government's Autumn Spending Review

The UK's Anti-doping budget to be increased by £400,000, which is approximately 7%.

Scrapping toss could 'develop different skills'

Cricket

Cricket could be losing one of its oldest traditions as the ECB consider scrapping the toss for County Championship Division Two matches next season.

The shorter formats will remain unchanged but England one-day captain Eoin Morgan says the move could eventually produce more well-rounded cricketers.

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"If it's to improve the standard of wickets that we play on, and potentially produce a couple of wickets where spin might be conducive to that particular ground, I think absolutely go for it," said Morgan, speaking in Dubai ahead of the T20 series against Pakistan.

"The benefit in county cricket might not be at the very beginning, but potentially for younger guys coming through - they'll develop different skills which will in turn give them a greater base, if they do get picked for England, to play around the world and do it successfully."

PSG consider huge bid for Ronaldo

Football

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This might be a blow for Manchester United fans.

Paris St-Germain will offer Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo a whopping £250,000 a week after tax in an attempt to persuade the 30-year-old Portugal international to leave the Spanish capital, according to today's Mirror.

Get Involved - Ending traditions

#bbcsportsday

#bbcsportsday controversial but stop inflated wage demands... let doctors earn 300,000 a week for saving lives instead of a football player.

How about instead of sacking managers for the teams poor performance sack the players. Less under achieving players then #bbcsportsday

#bbcsportsday players dead on the ground until referee books opposing player, then sprinting quicker than Bolt. CHEATS.

'Football from another planet'

Football

Plaudits are hardly in short supply for Barcelona but the Catalan side have gained a somewhat unexpected admirer in Roma keeper Wojciech Szczesny.

The on-loan Arsenal player got accustomed to retrieving the ball from his net as Roma were thrashed 6-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday.

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Wojciech Szczesny 'admiring' Lionel Messi

"It was beautiful to watch because we played against a team from another planet," he said.

"I was in goal playing for Roma but I appreciated what I saw from Barcelona. They were ridiculously good. As hard as it is to lose 6-1, it was beautiful to watch."

Get Involved - Ending traditions

#bbcsportsday

#bbcsportsday If a player is injured by opp player and has to go off for treatment,the player who injured him should also be off the pitch

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Lose the 3 subs from 7 meaning smaller, cheaper squads and ending the ridiculous end of game scenarios (on for 37 secs) #bbcsportsday

@BBCSport #bbcsportsday not celebrating against your previous club, absolute nonsense!

Liverpool trio sign new deals

Football

Liverpool Ladies have given three players extended contracts at the Women's Super League One club.

England Under-23 defender Martha Harris, England Under-19 midfielder Katie Zelem and promising striker Ashley Hodson have all been awarded new deals.

The Reds announced this week four first-team players will be leaving the club when their current deals end.

Reds trio @MarthaH19 @AshleyHodsonX & @katiezel sign new @LFCladies contracts - goo.gl/6nb5Zd #LFC

Reds trio @MarthaH19 @AshleyHodsonX & @katiezel sign new @LFCladies contracts - goo.gl/6nb5Zd #LFC

Klopp news conference summary

Football

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BBC Sport at Jurgen Klopp's news conference

Daniel Sturridge could make his first appearance for Liverpool since Jurgen Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers at Anfield. 

Klopp said on the England striker: "You will see my decision tomorrow but Daniel is closer and closer." 

"He can train now seven or eight times in a row - that's he highest period since I've been here - and that will help him and in the end help us."  

Christian Benteke came off the bench in the closing stages of Liverpool's 4-1 win at Manchester City.

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"We have another option in Benteke, who is in good shape and that is important for us as when I came here he was injured. He has had many sessions with the team and the Belgium national side." 

"We are in a good position at the moment but in football you solve one problem and the next second you have another one: Martin Skrtel is a little bit ill and Mama (Sakho) is not ready for tomorrow so we have two [centre-backs] or [have to create] a new idea."

Brown out for three months

Football

Celtic captain Scott Brown is facing up to three months out with a knee injury.

The midfielder returned for Saturday's 0-0 draw at home to Kilmarnock after missing four matches but was hurt late in the game.

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Manager Ronny Deila is not sure if the Scotland skipper will require surgery after a scan on Monday revealed the damage.

"We don't know for sure yet," said Deila. "But it could be eight to 12 weeks."

Get Involved

Greatest UK player vote

Greatest UK players?
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On the 10th anniversary of the death of George Best, we're asking for your thoughts on who the best ever footballer from this country is. 

Take part by voting above - the vote will close at 16:00 GMT. 

You can see our full terms and conditions here

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Man Utd v PSV Eindhoven (Tues 19:45 GMT)

Football

Thank you to the PSV fans for your nice gesture 👏🏻👊🏻 looking forward to the game tonight #MUFC 🔴

Thank you to the PSV fans for your nice gesture 👏🏻👊🏻 looking forward to the game tonight #MUFC 🔴

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw suffered a double leg break in the 2-1 defeat to PSV on 15 September.

The reverse fixture at Old Trafford kicks off at 19:45 GMT.

Return for Sturridge?

Liverpool v Bordeaux (Thurs, 20:05 GMT)

Jürgen confirms both Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke are in contention to face Bordeaux. Martin Skrtel is ill. #LFC

Jürgen: "At Manchester City there were brilliant moments but it was far, far away from perfect." #LFC

Jürgen: "[Bordeaux boss] Willy Sagnol was one of the best full-backs I ever saw. I know him better as a player than a manager." #LFC

Williams and Walden through in York

Snooker

Owen Phillips

BBC Sport at the Barbican Centre, York

Former world champion Mark Williams and world number 12 Ricky Walden both made it through to the second round of the UK Championship following this morning's session at the Barbican Centre, in York.

Mark Williams
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Mark Williams speaking to BBC Sport reporter Jamie Broughton

Welshman Williams led Hamza Akbar 4-0 but was eventually glad to get through 6-4. "It could have gone either way," he said.

Walden beat Brazilian Itaro Santos 6-1.

Ali Carter and Shaun Murphy are among those playing their first-round matches during this afternoon's session.

'I need more time to get better at Scouse'

Liverpool v Bordeaux (Thurs, 20:05 GMT)

Jürgen: "We should not make a bigger point of [home form] than it is. What we need to do is develop the performance." #LFC

Jürgen: "There's not the biggest difference between home and away games." #LFC

Jürgen on learning Scouse: "'Boss tha' is not a problem for me. But I need more time to get better at Scouse!" #LFC

That last tweet is a reference to a challenge Klopp was set by a 9-year old Liverpool fan to get some Scouse phrases into his next news conference. 

The lovely video of their meeting is well worth a watch

'We never doubted ourselves'

Liverpool v Bordeaux (Thurs, 20:05 GMT)

Lovren: "We know it will be a tough game, Bordeaux are a quality team." #LFC

Lovren: "We never doubted ourselves even after Crystal Palace. We showed our quality against Manchester City." #LFC

Lovren: "We need to approach every game the same. We respect everyone but everything depends on us." #LFC

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v Bordeaux (Thurs, 20:05 GMT)

Lovren: "It's always great to play but we have so many quality players in the team. It's a great opportunity to play." #LFC

Lovren: "It's a great pleasure to play under Jürgen. We all know what he achieved at Borussia Dortmund." #LFC

Lovren: "[Improvement is] about belief but also work. When you put these things together the result is a win." #LFC

UK Sport given funding increase

UK Sporthas received an unexpected boost after chancellor George Osborne announced a surprise 29% funding increase in the Spending Review.

Osborne said the increase was to ensure "so we go for gold in Rio and in Tokyo".

The organisation, which funds elite athletes, had been "concerned" about potential cuts to their budget.

29% funding increase for UK Sport a big surprise - especially for UK Sport! - which had been fearing the opposite!

UKSport windfall should ensure more medals. But DCMS budget (which funds grassroots community sport & UKAnti-doping) still facing 20% cut.