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Summary

  1. Great Britain's record-breaking Olympics team arrive home
  2. Burnley's Andre Gray charged by FA
  3. Claudio Bravo nears Man City move
  4. Russia banned from Rio Paralympics after losing appeal
  5. Hapoel Be'er Sheva v Celtic (19:45 BST)
  6. Get involved: #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Nathan Salt

All times stated are UK

Thank you and goodbye

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Hands up who enjoyed Sportsday?

That's your lot for Tuesday here on Sportsday.

We began with the return of Team GB to Heathrow Airport, captured #OlympicNan in between and leave you looking ahead to tonight's EFL Cup second round. 

Sportsday will be back on Wednesday at 8:00 BST. 

Dawson could make ODI debut

Cricket

England may play three spinners in the first match of the one-day series against Pakistan at Southampton on Wednesday. Hampshire slow left-armer Liam Dawson could make his debut on his home ground alongside Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid.

Captain Eoin Morgan said a spinning pitch would be "a good test" for the winter tours of Bangladesh and India.

"It will be a very tough series, especially as conditions may suit them more than they suit us," he said.

Read more here.

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Liam Dawson took 3-27 on his international Twenty20 debut against Sri Lanka

Nordfeldt signs new Swans deal

Football

Goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt, 27, signs a new four-year contract with Swansea City.However, Nordfeldt may soon be heading out of the Liberty Stadium on loan despite putting pen to paper on a deal which ties him to the Swans until the summer of 2020.   

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Evans 'not going to Arsenal'

Football

Pat Murphy

BBC Midlands football reporter

It seems West Bromwich Albion are adamant defender Jonny Evans is not going to Arsenal. The Baggies expect to break their transfer record in the next week.

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Clough ready to meet "lively" Klopp

EFL Cup second round

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Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough is ready to meet Liverpool's charismatic boss Jurgen Klopp ahead of their EFL Cup second-round game on Tuesday.

The Brewers boss told BBC Radio Derby he is not just happy to face the eight-time winners of the cup but to see the "lively character" himself.

"Everybody gets carried away a little bit in that 90 minutes at times but I think it's wonderful that we've got people like him in English football," he said.

"I think generally what you see on the touchline in 90 minutes is, in some way, a true representation of the person."

Southampton's Europa League offer

Football

Southampton announce a European ticket offer, which will allow fans to watch all three of their Europa League group stage home games for £48.

The draw for the group stage takes place on Friday and the first of Southampton's six European games takes place on 15 September.

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He might not be Messi, but will he start?

EFL Cup second round

Having reached the fourth round last season, Crystal Palace will want to improve this time around, rather than find themselves on the wrong end of an upset as they face League Two Blackpool on Tuesday. 

The big question surrounding Selhurst Park is whether manager Alan Pardew will unleash club record signing Christian Benteke. 

He might not be Lionel Messi but having not scored a goal so far this season, Palace are in desperate need of goals if they want to start winning games.

It would be one way to introduce yourself to the home fans...

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Bravo arrives in Manchester

Football

Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has arrived in Manchester ahead of a proposed move to join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Welcome to @manairport @C1audioBravo #flymanchester
Welcome to @manairport @C1audioBravo #flymanchester
Welcome to @manairport @C1audioBravo #flymanchester

Welcome to @manairport @C1audioBravo #flymanchester

Andre Gray charged by FA

Football

Tweets from four years ago were brought to light at the weekend after Andre Gray scored Burnley's second goal against Liverpool in the 2-0 win.

The 25-year-old Premier League player asked for 'forgiveness' at the weekend after a series of homophobic tweets came to light.

Gray said he was now a "completely different person" to the one who posted the messages and he did not "hold the beliefs written in those tweets".

The player has until 6pm on 31 August to respond to the charge.

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Lukaku set to face Yeovil

Football

Ronald Koeman will not make wholesale changes to his Everton team when they entertain League Two Yeovil in the second round of the EFL Cup later.

"I’m a new manager in a new club, and we are trying to change things and do things in a different way than they used to be," said Koeman, who left Southampton in the summer.

“Some players will get a rest but I won’t change eight or nine positions because I don’t believe that’s the best way to win something.”  

Forward Romelu Lukaku, defender Ashley Williams and winger Yannick Bolasie are all expected to feature at Goodison Park.

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BreakingGray charged by FA

Football

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Burnley forward Andre Gray charged by Football Association with misconduct in respect of social media comments made between 9 January 2012 and 11 March 2012.

Chelsea targeting cup success

Football

Winger Victor Moses says Chelsea are targeting domestic cup success as the club are not in European competition.

Antonio Conte takes charge of his first knockout game as Blues boss when League One Bristol Rovers visit Stamford Bridge later.

"We want to carry on winning matches but this won’t be an easy game, they’re a League One side and it’s often difficult to play against teams from the lower leagues," says Moses, 25.

"This season every trophy is important, whether it’s the League Cup, FA Cup or Premier League. I think it’s going to be a very interesting season for us."

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'Hart to start Champions League tie'

Football

David Ornstein

BBC Sport

It’s understood Joe Hart has been told he will start for Manchester City in their Champions League qualifying play-off second leg at home to Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday.

However, both Hart and City still expect a loan move to be agreed before the transfer window closes on 31 August.

Will it be penalties for Stoke again?

EFL Cup second round

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Premier League Stoke City travel to Stevenage in the EFL Cup second round and are looking for a safer passage through to the next round after a scare at Luton Town last season.

The Potters were taken to a penalty shootout at Kenilworth Road where they held their nerve to emerge 8-7 winners from the spot. 

Having been heavily beaten at home by Manchester City at the weekend, Stoke will not want a second defeat in a matter of days. 

Stevenage revel in upsets having knocked out Championship side Ipswich Town in the first round this season.

'We are shocked by the decision'

Rio Paralympics

Anna Antseliovich, the acting head of Russia's anti-doping agency, spoke to BBC's Nuala McGovern about her 'shock' at the decision to completely ban Russian athletes from competing in the Paralympic Games. 

Having appealed the initial decision, Russia lost their case and they will definitely not feature in Rio when the Games start on 7 September.

Russia won't compete at next month’s Paralympics after losing appeal against ban

Newcastle's Mbabu joins Young Boys

Football

Newcastle defender Kevin Mbabu is returning to his native Switzerland to spend the season on loan at BSC Young Boys. The 21-year-old full-back signed a two-year contract extension earlier this summer. Mbabu, who joined the Magpies from Swiss club Servette in January 2013, has five senior appearances to his name. 

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Trott 'frustrated'

Olympics

Four-time Olympic champion Laura Trott is frustrated rival riders have questioned Britain's Rio track success. British riders won six gold medals, four silvers and one bronze in Brazil, having taken 12 medals at London 2012.

World championships in between have yielded fewer medals and several rivals - including Australia's Anna Meares - have questioned the team's improvement.

"It is a little bit frustrating because there's a lot of hard work gone into that performance," Trott, 24, said.

Read more here

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Bravo on his way to City

Football

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

As predicted earlier, Pep Guardiola wasn't for talking about Claudio Bravo at today's Manchester City press conference. But the three words he used before saying Bravo was someone else's player and therefore off limits said everything the assembled media needed to know.

Sometimes in football, you have to read between the lines to understand what is being said. In this instance Guardiola's "I cannot deny" reports Bravo is on his way to Manchester for a medical was enough to confirm he is.

So if we know that bit of the goalkeeping conundrum, the question now is what happens with the next, namely Joe Hart's future. As it presently stands, Hart is in line to become City's number three keeper. By 23:00BST on 31 August, by which time all transfer business has to be done, he would hope to have rectified that.

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'Celtic will be fine'

Football

Former Celtic goalkeeper Pat Bonner is over in Israel to cover the Champions League game against Hapoel Beer Sheva for BBC Scotland.

He joined presenter Phil Goodlad on Good Morning Scotland earlier and told listeners his old team will "be fine" tonight as they seek a place in the group stage - just as long as they avoid losing an early goal.

"That's going to be absolutely critical, that first half hour," said the Irishman.

"They've got to manage the game in a professional manner as they are three goals up. They shouldn't have any fears and they just need to get on the ball and move it around the pitch. If they do that and do what they've been doing in the last few games and in the first half last week then they'll be fine."

Build-up to Celtic's game here

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York City goalkeeper banned for racial abuse

Football

York City goalkeeper Scott Flinders has been banned for five matches after the Football Association found him guilty of racial abuse during a match.

The incident occurred in the 71st minute of a League Two game against AFC Wimbledon on 19 March.

The 30-year-old, who denied the charge, has also been fined £1,250 and must complete an education course.

Full story here. 

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Happy Birthday

Glen Johnson (football) - the Stoke City full-back is 32 today. 

Natalie Coughlin (swimming) - the American athlete turns 34 today. 

Kobe Bryant (basketball) - the recently retired five-time NBA championship winner is 37 today. 

James Collins (football) - the West Ham and Wales defender turns 33 today. 

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Celtic ready to cash in

Football

Alasdair Lamont

BBC Sport Scotland

Celtic are in Israel to protect a 5-2 first leg lead over Hapoel Beer Sheva in the Champions League. Here's what they can earn if they finish the job and get through later.

£2.6m for coming through the qualifying games.

£10.3m for playing in the Champions League group stage.

About £10m in TV money.

About £7m from gate receipts at Celtic Park.

That lot would boost Celtic's coffers to the tune of £30m, and that's before you consider prize money of £1.3m for a group stage win and a third of that for a draw.

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South Africans turn out in numbers

Olympic homecoming

It was not just Team GB who received a warm welcome upon returning to home soil today.

After his silver medal in the men's 100m breaststroke, South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh tweeted out this incredible panoramic shot of his homecoming.

The 28-year-old won gold in the same event at London 2012. 

Everton eye £15m Deportivo striker

Football

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

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Everton have identified Deportivo La Coruna's Lucas Perez Martinez as the striker to provide support for Romelu Lukaku after he decided to stay at Goodison Park.

Director of football Steve Walsh is a long-time admirer of Lucas, 27, who scored 17 La Liga goals last season.

Lucas is likely to command a fee in the region of £15m.

Full story here.

Hull want to maintain momentum

EFL Cup second round

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Premier League Hull City travel to League Two Exeter City on Tuesday evening in the second round of the EFL Cup.

The two sides are currently separated by 87 places in the football pyramid after contrasting starts to the league season.

Hull have won back-to-back games while Exeter, managed by Paul Tisdale, have lost three of their opening four league games and sit second-bottom.

Will there be an upset at Exeter's St James Park?

Cricket

On this day...

2009: England regained the Ashes after beating Australia by 197 runs in the fifth Test at the Oval.

England retain the Ashes in 2009
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'Phelan must get Hull job'

Football

BBC Radio 5 Live

Mike Phelan is the 'perfect' fit for Hull City and should be given the manager's job full-time, according to former Wales striker John Hartson.  

"He knows the squad, he knows the situation the club are in financially, there is nobody that knows the club better than Mike Phelan," Hartson tells BBC Radio 5 live.

Listen here

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Athletics

On this day...

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2015: Jessica Ennis-Hill won the heptathlon at the World Championships in Beijing, just 13 months after the birth of her son, Reggie. 

County Championship latest

Cricket - County Championship

With leaders Middlesex not in action, Yorkshire have the chance to close the gap on the leaders as they are currently 121-6 against Nottinghamshire. 

After a frantic loss of wickets a partnership is now beginning to take hold between Azeem Rafiq and Andy Hodd.

For a full live blog on all of the action across all the games, head here...

'An incredible feeling'

Team GB homecoming

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Two-time Rio silver medallist swimmer Jazz Carlin told Sky Sports News: "It's been a whirlwind few weeks. It's just an incredible feeling celebrating it all. They were coming round with Champagne all the time and singing the national anthem - I had goosebumps and it was quite emotional. Obviously swimming is a tough sport and it's a full on schedule. To turn it around after London 2012 and exceed our medal target it's just amazing. We had a few in the team that got a fourth-placed finish so it shows how close some people came to getting on that podium and it bodes well for Tokyo 2020."

Allardyce admits Hart concerns

Football

BBC Radio 5 Live

England manager Sam Allardyce says he is concerned by Joe Hart's situation at Manchester City. Hart has been dropped and Allardyce tells BBC Radio 5 live: "It is a big concern of course because at the end of the day we want as many players playing in the first team that join up with the squad and then go on to play for England and be successful."

Listen here

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'No pressure'

Football

Manchester City's teenage forward Kelechi Iheanacho says he does not feel under pressure from Sergio Aguero.

Aguero, 28, has scored six goals in three Premier League and Champions League games this season.

"Sergio is a great striker and I am learning from him. It's not pressure, it's a dream come true," added 19-year-old Iheanacho ahead of Wednesday's Champions League play-off with Steaua Bucharest.

"Pep [Guardiola] has brought his own style. It’s going to look easy on the pitch when you have lots of players to pass to. I haven’t had any private discussions with Pep. He has the final decision on the team and I have to work hard to be in his team."

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A day to remember for Dame Kelly Holmes

Olympics

How time flies...

Who else remembers Dame Kelly Holmes' celebrations after winning Olympic gold in the 800m at Athens 2004?

She also added a second gold at those Games when she became the 1500m Olympic champion. 

As we celebrate @TeamGB success, I celebrate too (again)12 years ago today I became 800m Olympic Champion #proud 🏅🇬🇧

As we celebrate @TeamGB success, I celebrate too (again)12 years ago today I became 800m Olympic Champion #proud 🏅🇬🇧

A genuine, heartfelt thank you'

Olympics

"It has been a test of mental resilience and physical prowess to stay awake, set alarms, find the right channel, let alone deal with the nail-biting races. Frankly, I think you had it easy."

Read comedian Miranda Hart's love letter to Team GB here.

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Conlan faces disciplinary action

Boxing

Michael Conlan will face disciplinary action by amateur boxing's world governing body over his angry reaction to his controversial Olympics defeat, says AIBA president Dr Ching-Kuo Wu.

The Irish boxer made a rude gesture to the judges after he lost by unanimous decision to Russian Vladimir Nikitin and gave a profanity-laced post-fight interview. 

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Guardiola on Hart

Pep Guardiola news conference

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is once again asked about the future of England international Joe Hart, but is reluctant to speculate. 

"I have said many times that he is a player for us and I work with all the players that are here," he adds. "It’s easier to work with small squads. We have a huge squad right now and in the Premier League, there are more games and more physical games."

On his team for Wednesday, he says: "It’s difficult for me to leave players out. We’ve played tough games in the last week. I will make some rotations."

'Not over'

Football

Pep Guardiola on Manchester City's 5-0 first leg lead against Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League play-off: "In football it's not done until it is done. Better than 5-0 is almost impossible. We have to take the opponent seriously and try to win the game."

'Hart could play'

Football

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says goalkeeper Joe Hart "has a chance of playing" against Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League on Wednesday. 

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'I cannot deny Bravo is coming'

Football

Pep Guardiola says he "cannot deny" that Barcelona keeper Claudio Bravo will be signing for Manchester City. "The deal is not complete. After I will answer about a player who at the moment is not our player," he tells a news conference ahead of City's Champions League play-off with Steaua Bucharest.

The return of #OlympicNan

Team GB homecoming

Team GB gold medallist Adam Peaty spoke in the news conference earlier about relaxing and catching up with family now the Games are over.

Well, he's been reunited with his close family members including his 74-year-old Nan Mavis.

Since Peaty has been away Mavis, who has her own Twitter account, went viral commenting on Peaty's success with #OlympicNan.

She's even managed to take the gold medal in this photo, leaving her grandson with his relay silver.

It's finally happened @Adam_Peaty reunited with his #OlympicNan. And she's wearing one of his 🏅 👏 #GetInspired

It's finally happened @Adam_Peaty reunited with his #OlympicNan. And she's wearing one of his 🏅 👏 #GetInspired