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  1. Injured Ramsey not included in Wales squad
  2. Celtic survive scare to reach Champions League group stage
  3. West Brom and Watford knocked out of EFL Cup
  4. Manchester City v Steaua Bucharest (19:45 BST, 5-0 after first leg)
  5. GET INVOLVED: Who is your unsung sporting hero? #BBCUnsungHero

Live Reporting

By Mandeep Sanghera and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK


That is the end of today's Sportsday Live.

Don't miss the live football text later on as Manchester City look to secure their spot in the Champions League group phase.

Also, England are currently taking on Pakistan in a one-day international and you can follow all the action here.

Sportsday will be back at 08:00 BST on Thursday for all the transfer rumours and gossip as well as the reaction to tonight's sport. As always, thanks for all your contributions. Bye for now.

McDonald to discuss Foxes future


Andrew McDonald
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Leicestershire are to talk to elite performance director Andrew McDonald about his future with the club, chief executive Wasim Khan has confirmed.

The 35-year-old has been linked with a move back to Australia to coach his home state of Victoria.

"We're not surprised he's getting approached left, right and centre in different states of New Zealand and Australia," Khan said.

"We're going to have a conversation to see where things are at with him."

McDonald, who has a contract with Leicestershire which runs until the end of the 2017 season, could make a decision on his future by Friday.

'Excited to have the honour'


Some quotes from United States international defender DeAndre Yedlin who has moved from Tottenham Hotspur to Newcastle for an undisclosed fee after Daryl Janmaat left the north east to join Watford earlier today.

Yedlin, 23, has signed on a five-year-contract at St. James' Park and becomes the ninth player to join the Championship side this season.

"Newcastle is such a big and historic club, and I'm excited to have the honour of playing for them. Hopefully I can do great things here," said Yedlin.

"I'm excited to learn under Rafa Benitez as well. He has an amazing résumé and I know he will help improve me a lot. I can't wait to get started."

Sinfield appointed RFL rugby director


Kevin Sinfield

Former Leeds Rhinos and England captain Kevin Sinfield has been appointed rugby director at the Rugby Football League.

Sinfield played more than 500 games for Leeds between 1997 and 2015, and spent a year with rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie before retiring in May.

The 35-year-old's new role includes helping create the England team's four-year plan for the 2021 World Cup.

He will also work with the RFL's commercial team to help players find new careers after their retirement.

"The 20 years Kevin has spent as a player at the very highest level of the game will provide us with incredible insight," RFL chief executive Nigel Wood said.

European Super League move 'would lead to war'


Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

Any move to form a breakaway super league involving Europe's top sides would lead to "war" between the clubs and the governing body, says a leading Uefa presidential candidate.

Alexander Ceferin, who heads the Slovenian FA and holds more than 20 pledges of support for his presidential candidacy, insists any closed super league is "out of the question".

Talks involving leading European clubs and Uefa have been ongoing for a number of months, with a Champions League format revamp under discussion.

A decision on potential changes could be announced as early as Friday.

Read more here

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WI & SA outfields rated 'poor' by ICC


Umpire Gregory Brathwaite inspects the damaged outfield in Trinidad
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The outfields for the Tests between West Indies and India, and South Africa and New Zealand, have been rated "poor" by the International Cricket Council.

Only 22 overs were bowled in the fourth Test in Trinidad as the surface was unplayable following pre-match rain.

The last three days of the first Test in Durban were wiped out after heavy rain saturated a newly laid outfield.

The West Indies Cricket Board and Cricket South Africa may be warned or fined up to $15,000.

Both boards have 14 days to respond to the match referees' reports.

Hamilton likely to face Belgian penalty

Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton
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Mercedes say Lewis Hamilton is "likely" to suffer a grid penalty for using too many engine parts at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.

The team say they will know for certain on Thursday, but a decision to take the extra engine parts Hamilton needs would mean a drop of at least 20 grid places.

A series of failures early in the season meant that Hamilton used up more engine components than planned.

He heads into the race 19 championship points ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Murray seeded second for US Open


Andy Murray has been seeded second in the men's singles for the US Open, with fellow Briton Johanna Konta a career-high 13th in the women's singles.

World number two Murray, 29, has reached the final of all three Grand Slams this year, winning Wimbledon for a second time last month. Konta, 25, is ranked 14th in the world.

Defending US Open champion Novak Djokovic, who has had a wrist injury, is the top seed at Flushing Meadows.

American Serena Williams is seeded one for the women's singles. 

Andy Murray and Johanna Konta
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Murray v Djokovic

US Open

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray
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One is an Olympic champion, the other is the defending US Open champion. Who are you backing between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic when the tournament starts in five days?

Five-time US Open champion Roger Federer: "Novak’s the favourite. He’s got a great record against Andy and a great record in the US Open. On the hard court he’s tough to beat. I think the conditions will be perfect for him.

“I’ve been Impressed with Andy. He has had an incredible summer. I was happy for him when he won Olympic gold and now he’s had a good run at Cincinnati. I hope he can keep up a good race with Novak for the number one spot. It’ll be an exciting US Open.”

Federer, who has a knee injury, was speaking at an event to launch the 'Laver Cup', a Ryder-Cup style Europe v Rest of the World tennis weekend set for September 2017.

Are you one in 5.6 million?


Did you know that research shows... 

  • 20 million people volunteer in England at least once a month
  • 9 million volunteer at least once a year
  • 5.6 million of monthly volunteers help out with local sport?

Join in the conversation using #BBCUnsungHero and nominate your local sporting hero with Get Inspired.

Research courtesy of Sport England

Recognise the unsung heroes


The BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award has been launched today, and you have until 23 October to nominate volunteers with the winner being announced at BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

People volunteer specifically in sport for a number of reasons, including:

  • Parents supporting children who are part of a sports club
  • Giving something back to the community
  • Pride in helping a club do well
  • Desire to remain involved with a sport after retiring from playing

Do you know any dedicated volunteers? 

Get them some recognition by nominating them for a BBC Unsung Hero award - and get involved with the online conversation with #BBCUnsungHero.

Research courtesy of Sport England

Get Involved #bbcsportsday

When has your side thrown away an almost certain victory?

Royals Rendezvous: Reading 4-0 Arsenal after 35 minutes in the League Cup. Only to lose 7-5 in ET. Still sore about this to this day.

Phil Appleby: Gillingham FC vs ManCity, '99 Division Two play-off final 2-0 up with three minutes to go. City equalise in 95th min & win on pens. Heartbroken.

Ewan: Falkirk 3-0 up at half time against Hibs in Scottish Cup semi final, went on to lose 4-3 in ET.

Gillingham Manchester City
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Fan attacked keeper 'because of losing bet'


A teenager who attacked a goalkeeper during a Swedish first division match acted because he was about to lose a bet on the game.

In the 90th minute of the Jonkoping v Ostersund match on 15 August, the 17-year-old, whose face was masked, ran on to the pitch and attacked away goalkeeper Aly Keita.

Keita was clutching his head as he returned to the changing rooms where he was tended to by medics, with the referee stopping the game which had been heading towards a 1-1 draw.

The teenager, whose name has not been disclosed, told investigators "he had bet on a certain score in the match and when the score was not what he had hoped for he acted out of disappointment," prosecutor Pernilla Torsleff wrote in a statement. 

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Trott 'frustrated' by questioning of British success

Track Cycling

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. 

Laura Trott

Rio 2016 remembered


Missing the Olympics? Well, why don't you watch some of the the funniest moments from Rio 2016 to cheer yourself up. 

I'm afraid this video is available to UK users only.

Rio Olympics 2016: Funniest moments of the Games

'Heart and soul' of dodgeball


The BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award has been launched today, and you have until 23 October to nominate volunteers with the winner being announced at BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Sadly we're not able to accept posthumous nominations, but student David has been in touch to commemorate Nick Pinnock. Nick sadly died in April, and was "the heart and soul of the dodgeball community".

Nick gave up so much of his time to the sport and a lot of his work was overlooked by many. Whenever we had to be up at 6am for a tournament, Nick would've been up earlier getting things ready. His dedication to the sport was second to none and there is no one I can think of that deserves this award more than him.

David PringleDodgeball player

If you'd like to nominate somebody for a BBC Unsung Hero Award, take a look at Get Inspired's website - and join in the conversation online with #BBCUnsungHero.

Australia's Faulkner takes ODI hat-trick


James Faulkner
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All-rounder James Faulkner has become the sixth Australian to take a one-day international hat-trick, in the second match against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

The left-arm seamer, 26, dismissed Kusal Perera with the final ball of the 46th over before removing Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera in the 48th.

Sri Lanka, 1-0 down in the five-match series, were bowled out for 288.

Bruce Reid, Anthony Stuart, Brett Lee, Clint McKay and Dan Christian are the other Australians with ODI hat-tricks. Faulkner finished with figures of 3-45 from nine overs.

Clarke appointed FA chairman


Greg Clarke has been appointed as chairman of the Football Association, replacing Greg Dyke, who did not seek re-election when his three-year term ended in June.

David Gill, who was acting chairman, reverts to the vice-chairman role. 

Clarke said: "I’m delighted to be confirmed at the next chairman of The FA and I’m relishing the challenge.

"The FA has the ability to have the most positive effect on football in this country – from the grassroots game all the way through to the men’s and women’s senior England teams. I’m looking forward to continuing that good work and playing my part in representing an FA that we can all be proud of."

Men only?


Sport England research shows volunteering in general is equally popular with all genders – but when it comes to sport, men dominate.  A whopping 60% of sporting volunteers are men.

What do you reckon? Let us know online using #BBCUnsungHero, and regardless of gender you can nominate your sporting volunteer for this year's Unsung Hero awards with Get Inspired.

Lafferty 'needs to keep producing'


Kyle Lafferty
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Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty could still have a future at Carrow Road, according to boss Alex Neil.

The 28-year-old Northern Ireland international has only featured five times for the Canaries since the start of the 2015-16 season.

But he scored in a 6-1 EFL Cup second-round victory over Coventry on Tuesday.

"If Kyle keeps showing up well and keeps producing, there's a slot for any player who does well here," Neil told BBC Radio Norfolk.

Sandro keen for Premier League move


Rex Features

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Sandro is keen to secure a move to the Premier League, despite making his first appearance for the club since December.

The 27-year-old, who spent the second half of last season on loan at West Brom, scored twice in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Rochdale in the EFL Cup.

"My dream is to play at that level, so let's see," the Brazil international told BBC Radio London.

"I feel better and strong. I think I will show I can play at that level."

Sandro made 11 appearances for QPR in the Championship last season before joining the Baggies in January, and he went on to feature 13 times for the Premier League club.

Did you know...?


70% of young people want to volunteer more and in recent research they gave Sport England three reasons why - they want to:

  • get on in their career
  • meet new people
  • enjoy the recognition volunteering receives

Is there someone you know who deserves to be nominated for the BBC's local and national Unsung Hero awards?  Find out more with Get Inspired, and join in the conversation with #BBCUnsungHero.

EFL Cup draw numbers


The draw for the third round will take place after tonight's games in the competition and you can check out which number your team has got below.

Tonight's four games all kick off at 19:45 and are:

Accrington v Burnley

Fulham v Middlesbrough

Morecambe v Bournemouth

Sunderland v Shrewsbury 

DRAW NUMBERS: Here's the line up for tonight's #EFLCup Round Three draw Who do you want?

DRAW NUMBERS: Here's the line up for tonight's #EFLCup Round Three draw Who do you want?

On this day...


59 years ago this man scored on his Chelsea debut against Tottenham (a side he would later go on to play for, making over 300 appearances).

This man... Jimmy Greaves.

Jimmy Greaves
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Get Involved #bbcsportsday

When have your team thrown away an almost certain victory?

Craig Thrall: Forest vs Yeovil play off semi throwing away 2-0 lead to lose the second leg 5-2.

Gooner: Arsenal 4-0 to 4-4 against Newcastle.

Keifer: Liverpool 3-0 up at Palace with 11 minutes to go. Drew 3-3, ended all title hopes.

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Volunteers: Team GB needs you


Today sees the launch of the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award.

Every member of Team GB and ParalympicsGB has a story to tell of the person who helped them take their first steps towards success... #TheBigThankYou is not just a wonderful opportunity to thank volunteers and celebrate their work but a chance to showcase the many different ways and reasons to get involved.

Tanya JosephUK Sport's Be Inspired campaign

Does someone you know spring to mind? Nominate them now for a #BBCUnsungHero Award, and join in the conversation with #BBCUnsungHero.

Football birthdays...


It's a very happy birthday to none other than ex-Blackburn midfielder Tugay (46), the former world's most expensive footballer Denilson (39), ex-Chelsea and QPR man Jose Bosingwa (34), and current Southampton defender Maya Yoshida (28).

All as well as this man below. Michael Thomas. The man who scored Arsenal's winning goal as they beat Liverpool 2-0 on the final day of the 1988-89 season, to take the title to London instead of Merseyside. 

Michael Thomas
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Forest sign Serbia goalkeeper Stojkovic


Vladimir Stojkovic
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Nottingham Forest have signed Serbia international goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic from Israeli side Maccabi Haifa on a two-year deal.

The 33-year-old made 66 appearances for Maccabi Haifa after joining the club from Greek side Ergotelis in 2014.

Stojkovic has previously played in England during a short loan spell with Wigan Athletic during 2009-10.

He played in all three of Serbia's matches at the 2010 World Cup, keeping a clean sheet against Germany.

Republic of Ireland announce squad


BREAKING: Martin O'Neill has announced his squad for the upcoming games against Oman and Serbia! #COYBIG

BREAKING: Martin O'Neill has announced his squad for the upcoming games against Oman and Serbia! #COYBIG

Unsung heroes


Antony Burdett-Clark: My #BBCUnsungHero is @gusmckechnie. Cycled over 50,000 miles for charity, rowed single-handed around IOW AND has Cerebral Palsy.

The BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award celebrates people from around the UK who volunteer their time and efforts to help people participate in sport.

You can nominate until 23 October and the winner will be announced at BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Janmaat "happy" to sign for Watford


Daryl Janmaat has signed a four-year contract with Watford after joining the Premier League side from Championship club Newcastle United.

The fee for the Dutch right-back is undisclosed.

"I am happy to be here and looking forward to a great season," he said.

Janmaat joined Newcastle in July 2014 from Feyenoord and made 77 appearances in all competitions for the Magpies during just over two seasons with them, scoring four goals.

Daryl Janmaat
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Watford sign Janmaat from Newcastle


CONFIRMED: @daryljanmaat89 has joined @WatfordFC for an undisclosed fee. #NUFC

CONFIRMED: @daryljanmaat89 has joined @WatfordFC for an undisclosed fee. #NUFC

Curle wants shootout takers clarity


Carlisle United manager Keith Curle wants referees to be clearer on the laws relating to penalty shoot-outs after Tuesday's record-equalling EFL Cup loss to Derby County.

Thirty-two spot-kicks were taken before the Rams won 14-13.

Curle was "slightly disappointed" Derby's Bradley Johnson was not involved despite completing the game.

"If he didn't have to take it because he had cramp, a little bit of clarity might have helped," Curle said.

He told BBC Radio Cumbria: "I could have said to my players - 'I don't want you to take a penalty, be injured'."

Keith Curle
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Moore to return at Newmarket

Horse Racing

Cornelius Lysaght

BBC horse racing correspondent

Top jockey Ryan Moore is to return from injury at Newmarket on Friday.

Moore, who's been out of action since the end of last month, has written in his Betfair blog that he wanted to let what's believed to have been a groin injury "completely settle and heal" ahead of a busy autumn of race-riding around the world, much of it for the powerful string of Irish-based trainer Aidan O'Brien.

Ex-player to sue Sale over concussion

Rugby Union

Cillian Willis
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Former Sale Sharks player Cillian Willis is to sue the club for alleged clinical negligence over a career-ending concussion.

Willis was twice treated for a head injury in a game with Saracens in March 2013, but was allowed to keep playing.

The 31-year-old was later substituted in the 49th minute of the match.

McHale and Co Solicitors, who are representing Willis, confirmed the existence of the lawsuit but declined to provide any further comment. 

Trott Snr praises volunteers


Adrian and Glenda Trott with their daughter Laura at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
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Adrian and Glenda Trott with Laura at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Double Rio Olympics gold medallist Laura Trott's dad, Adrian, knows the importance of the Unsung Heroes in the sporting community....  

The achievements of my daughter Laura at Rio 2016 would not have been possible without the support of volunteers across the cycling community who helped her in the early years and gave her the opportunity to unleash her potential.

Adrian Trott

Nominate your local volunteer hero for the 2016 BBC Unsung Hero Awards now - and join in the conversation using #BBCUnsungHero.

Flanagan and Duffy handed first NI call-ups


Tom Flanagan and Michael Duffy are new faces in the Northern Ireland squad for the opening World Cup qualifier away to the Czech Republic on 4 September.

Burton Albion defender Flanagan and Celtic midfielder Duffy, who is on loan at Dundee, have both impressed for the Under-21 team.

Wigan striker Will Grigg is unavailable as his partner is expecting a baby.

Aaron Hughes is also absent with the veteran defender deemed not match fit by manager Michael O'Neill.

There's also no place in the 23-man squad for veteran goalkeeper Roy Carroll, 38, after his move from Notts County to Irish League club Linfield, with Hartlepool's Trevor Carson drafted in.

Tom Flanagan
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On this day...


Liverpool triumphed in a 3-2 win in Monaco to beat Bayern Munich and lift the European Super Cup. It was their fifth trophy in six months.

Liverpool win the 2001 European Super Cup
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Get Involved #bbcsportsday

When has your side thrown away almost certain victory?

Kev Farren: Saints 3-0 up at HT Vs Tranmere. Former Saint Paul Rideout scored three as Rovers came back to win 4-3. Not impressed.

Lewis Stickley: Spurs 3-0 up and a man up at home to Man City in the League Cup, Feb 2004, managed to lose 4-3. Definitely up there for me!

Callum Gray: 7-2 up at half time playing for school team, went on to draw 8-8 including an own goal from 20 yards, it was a header...

Southampton v Tranmere
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