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  1. World Cup qualifying build-up
  2. Dressage rider Lee Pearson to be ParalympicsGB's flag-bearer at opening ceremony
  3. Eriksen signs new Spurs contract
  4. Tennis: US Open quarter-finals get under way
  5. Get Involved: Sporting events you've slept through - #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Bibhash Dash and Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK


So that brings us to the end of our Sportsday live for today. Thanks for all your stories about sleeping through sporting events! We'll have a live page covering the US Open action from 02:00 BST (if you can stay awake for it). Join us for that if you can, and we'll see you tomorrow for another Sportsday.

Bye for now!

Dream debut for Somerset's Bess


Earlier, we brought you some remarkable news about young Somerset spin bowler Dominic Bess, who claimed Warwickshire duo Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell as his debut wickets in successive deliveries.

Well, he's only gone and picked up six already! Head over to our County Championship live page for more.

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Lewis Dunk

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk signs a new five-year contract with the Championship club.

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'I had a hairy bike - it was the only one in the village'


ParalympicGB team flag-bearer Lee Pearson

Paralympic dressage champions Lee Pearson and Natasha Baker may have gold medals in common, but their route into horse-riding - and their motivations to succeed - are very different!

Pearson has just been announced as GB's flag-bearer for Wednesday's Paralympics opening ceremony in Rio.

Find out about the hairy bike, mortgages and more here.

Eriksen signs new Spurs deal


Tottenham Hotspur

We brought you news earlier of Christian Eriksen's new deal to keep him at Tottenham until 2020. Here's what the midfielder had to say:

"Since I came in the last two years we have been going forwards, are taking steps upwards and I want to be a part of it.

"I see a great future, it is going only one way at the moment. I think it is a very good group of people and players who can connect with each other and a group of staff who connect with the players.

"We have an idea of where we want to end and hopefully we will achieve that."

Christian Eriksen
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US Open quarter-finals set to start


Angelique Kerber

The US Open quarter-finals will be getting under way shortly with Germany's Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber first on the Arthur Ashe Stadium at 17:00 BST to take on last year's beaten finalist, Italy's Roberta Vinci.

They are followed on court at Flushing Meadows by the all-French clash of Gael Monfils and Lucas Pouille.

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki then faces Johanna Konta's conqueror, Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova.

The big match in the night session in New York sees Serbia's world number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic play France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Britain's Andy Murray take on Japan's Kei Nishikori in the last eight on Wednesday.

Novak Djokovic

Getting ready

Rio Paralympics 2016

Lee Pearson
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Here's Lee Pearson getting ready for Wednesday's opening ceremony.

'Strongest and best prepared GB team'

Rio Paralympics 2016

Elizabeth Hudson

BBC Sport in Rio

After Lee Pearson (below, left) was announced as GB's flag-bearer for Wednesday's Paralympic opening ceremony in Rio, Tim Hollingsworth, chief executive of the British Paralympic Association, says that this is a special moment for the team. 

"We are standing shoulder to shoulder with the IPC and also seeking to maximise our success here in Rio," he says.

There are 350 GB athletes and staff in the village already and a further 60 still at the holding camp in Belo Horizonte.

"The mood in the camp is great and this is the strongest and best prepared team ever," adds chef de mission Penny Briscoe.

Paralympics GB press conference
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Australia break T20 record


Glenn Maxwell
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If you thought England were the only ones capable of breaking a limited-overs record - as they did at Trent Bridge recently - think again. Australia have just smashed the Twenty20 record by racking up 263-3 batting first against Sri Lanka at Pallekele. Opener Glenn Maxwell remained unbeaten on 145 from just 65 deliveries, which included 14 fours and nine sixes. 

The previous record was, ironically, Sri Lanka's 260-6 against Kenya in 2007. Meanwhile, Maxwell's score is the second-highest in T20 internationals, with his compatriot Aaron Finch the highest with 156.

Pearson's ride to Rio

Rio Paralympics 2016

Elizabeth Hudson

BBC Sport in Rio

Lee Pearson will be riding Zion in the equestrian events but the pair have a chequered history. In 2011, Pearson was thrown from him and the 10-time Paralympic champion broke four bones in his back.

At the Games, his biggest rival is likely to be former Olympic eventer Pepo Puch, who was left paralysed after a horseriding accident in 2008.

Puch represented Croatia in 2004 and won gold ahead of Pearson in the freestyle event  at London 2012.

Pearson, who made his debut in Sydney in 2000, is one of five riders on the GB team and will be joined by Anne Dunham, Sophie Christiansen, Sophie Wells and Natasha Baker.

Lee Pearson riding his horse Zion
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Eriksen's new Spurs deal


NEW CONTRACT: We are delighted to announce that @ChrisEriksen8 has signed a new contract with the Club until 2020.

NEW CONTRACT: We are delighted to announce that @ChrisEriksen8 has signed a new contract with the Club until 2020.

BreakingPearson to be GB's flag-bearer

Rio Paralympics 2016

Dressage rider Lee Pearson will be Great Britain's flag-bearer in Wednesday's Paralympics opening ceremony in Rio.

The 42-year-old has won 12 Paralympic medals, 10 of them gold. 

Pearson was nominated for the honour in a vote by his fellow athletes from the 19 sports that make up the ParalympicsGB team.

"I am so proud and honoured to be the flagbearer for such a talented, strong and passionate group of British athletes," said Pearson, who will be competing in his fifth Games in Rio.

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Stannard wins stage three

Tour of Britain

Britain's Ian Stannard won stage three of the Tour of Britain with a brilliant breakaway ride.

The Team Sky man pulled away from the other riders in the leading group with 35 kilometres to go.

The race had been expected to finish in a bunched sprint, but Stannard's performance was too good.

With around 25 kilometres to go Mark Cavendish tried to urge a response from the peloton, but no attack materialised.

Read our developing report here.

Ian Stannard
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Del Potro in Argentina squad

Davis Cup

We brought you news of Great Britain's squad earlier, now Argentina have confirmed that US Open quarter-finalist Juan Martin del Potro will be in their team to face GB in the Davis Cup semi-final in Glasgow from 16-18 September.

Del Potro, who lost a thrilling Olympic final to Andy Murray last month, takes on Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals in New York on Wednesday.

#GBRARG Argentina's team for the #DavisCup semifinal is @FedeDelbonis, @guido_pella, @YacaMayer & @delpotrojuan

#GBRARG Argentina's team for the #DavisCup semifinal is @FedeDelbonis, @guido_pella, @YacaMayer & @delpotrojuan

Mane dispels injury reports



Settle down everyone. Sadio's not injured, despite suggestions towards the same after he was substituted in the second half of Senegal's win over Namibia.

He said: "I’m fit. It’s true I got a little kick in the back of the knee, but it was nothing special - it happened in the first half and I played for the rest of the game.

"I spoke to Jurgen Klopp and told him everything was OK, I am 100% and there was nothing specific.

"After the game, I went to the airport to take a flight. When I reached Paris the following morning, I had many messages on my phone with people and my family asking what happened because they saw in the press I had an injury. I said to them, ‘no, no, I am OK!’."

Sadio Mane plays for Senegal
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On this day...

1880: The Kennington Oval became the first cricket ground in England to host a Test match. England beat Australia by five wickets

1991: James Warring knocked out James Pritchard in their world cruiserweight contest, which was the fastest knockout in world boxing title fight history.    

2015: Iceland became the smallest nation ever to qualify for the Euros after a 0-0 draw with Kazakhstan. They went on to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament, knocking England out along the way, but were defeated by hosts France.

Iceland v Kazakhstan in Reykjavik, 06 September 2015
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Will he still be in a job in 12 months?


We have may have identified the most precarious job in football.

Palermo have appointed Roberto de Zerbi (below) as their new coach after Davide Ballardini resigned just two games into the Serie A season.

Club president Maurizio Zamparini made eight coaching changes last season.

Zamparini, who bought Palermo in 2002, has made almost 60 coaching changes in 29 years as club owner.  

So basically any new manager has got six months. And then they're out of a job. Probably.

Ballardini was initially sacked as Palermo manager in January 2016 before being reappointed in April as he helped Palermo avoid relegation.

Palermo are 15th in Serie A with one point from two games - above Inter Milan.

Roberto de Zerbi
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Djokovic prepares for US Open quarter-final


Not too bad for a 22m old, ha?😂 Tennis on TV, massage... Life is good! Love this little man so much!

Not too bad for a 22m old, ha?😂 Tennis on TV, massage... Life is good! Love this little man so much!

It helps when your father is the world number one at tennis and has three coaches on staff to deliver a top-level massage. And what better way to take your mind off the rigours of a US Open quarter-final than quality time with your son? Big thumbs up.

Djokovic takes on France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the last eight tonight. This comes after the Serbian beat Britain's Kyle Edmund.

A hair-raising Paralympics debut

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Nick Hope

BBC Sport in Rio

Jack Hunter-Spivey
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Is this the best hair of the Paralympics? 

GB table tennis player Jack Hunter-Spivey certainly doesn't back away from attention and the 21-year-old is hoping to make an impact in his Games debut here in Brazil.

"I always loved the idea of a mohawk when I was a kid and then decided let's just go for it," he said.

"If I win gold I promise I turn it gold!"

ParalympicsGB flag-bearer announcement at 16:00 BST

Rio Paralympics 2016

Elizabeth Hudson

BBC Sport in Rio

On the way to ParalympicsGB House for the announcement of the GB flag-bearer for Wednesday's Paralympic Games opening ceremony. Who will follow wheelchair tennis player Pete Norfolk who did the role in 2012? We'll find out shortly.

Dramatic debut for Somerset's Bess


Dominic Bess is 19 years old. He plays for Somerset. He is making his debut today. His side were bowled out for 95 by Warwickshire on day one.

How do you respond? Well, by snaring Jonathan Trott (age 35) and Ian Bell (34) as your debut wickets in consecutive deliveries, of course!

Here is the young spinner playing in his England U19 colours. For updates on Bess' bowling and all the other County Championship action, head to our live page.

Dominic Bess
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Sweden v Netherlands

World Cup qualifying

International football has seen the back of this guy below. So what do Sweden do when they face Netherlands in their Group A match at the Friends Arena in Solna at 19:45 BST? 

Remember, Netherlands have a big point to prove as well, having missed out on qualification for Euro 2016.

Who will Dare to Zlatan tonight?

Dutch outlet NOS even go a step further and pose the question we've all been thinking, "Is there life after Zlatan?"

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Phelan to be made permanent?


Hull Daily Mail

Some news for Hull City fans as the Hull Daily Mail are reporting that Mike Phelan is close to becoming their permanent manager.

Two wins out of their first three Premier League games, which includes beating champions Leicester City, would not have done his chances any harm.

Mike Phelan
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Portugal's post-Euro 2016 hangover?

World Cup qualifying

Cristiano Ronaldo
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The one to watch this evening in terms of the World Cup qualifiers sees European champions Portugal take on Switzerland

However, it could lack a bit of star value with Cristiano Ronaldo and Xherdan Shaqiri out for the respective sides. 

Nani, who captains Portugal, said: "We all know that Cristiano is an important player in any team in the world, but unfortunately he is not present and we cannot count on him. We'll have to use other weapons, as we have done at other times, and try to give a good answer."

Worth remembering Ronaldo was absent for most of the Euro final, so can't be that bad a thing, eh?

The game, at St Jakob-Park in Basel, kicks off at 19:45 BST. 

10 Britons to watch in Rio

Rio Paralympics 2016

With ParalympicsGB set to announce the identity of the team's flagbearer for Wednesday's opening ceremony in Rio, we've picked out 10 Britons to follow in Brazil.

The 264-strong British team is chasing medals in 19 sports, hoping to better the 120-medal haul from the London Games in 2012.

Have a read here.

Ellie Robinson
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Swimmer Ellie Robinson, 15, will compete in four events in Rio - the S6 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle and 400m freestyle as well as the 50m butterfly, her strongest event

Allen leaves Silverstone MD role

Formula 1

Silverstone managing director Patrick Allen has left his position, circuit owner The British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) has announced.

It was reported last month that Allen had been given a leave of absence related to the BRDC's attempted sale of the British Grand Prix home.

Allen said in a statement: “Some of you may have heard, or seen in the press, some rumours about my departure. It is true that some allegations were made against me but, for the avoidance of doubt, these have all been withdrawn and I am pleased to have concluded mutually agreeable terms with the BRDC.”

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Robson-Kanu turned down Asian offers


Wales striker Hal Robson-Kanu says he turned down "significant" offers from clubs in Asia to sign for West Bromwich Albion.

The 27-year-old left Reading in the summer and was a free agent until he moved to The Hawthorns on transfer deadline day.

"There was significant amounts of money being offered to me abroad, the likes of China, Asia, but that's not what I'm looking for," said Robson-Kanu.

Robson-Kanu's first appearance since joining the Baggies came as Wales beat Moldova 4-0 in their opening 2018 World Cup qualifier on Monday.

Hal Robson-Kanu
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Get Involved - sporting events you've slept through


Loud and Shouty: Took an after-work nap with LFC 3-0 up vs Crystal Palace. Woke up for next shift to discover we'd pretty much lost the title.

Lee Phillips: Missed the '85 snooker final thriller, had school the next morning!

PK: Falling asleep during a live F1 Australian GP only to wake up during the replay later that day at the point I nodded off.

Wimbledon spectator
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Have you ever been so desperate to sleep at Wimbledon you used a humongous umbrella as a sheet? Tweet #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or head to the BBC Sport Facebook page.

From Barcelona to the Big Apple


Ronaldinho and the Empire State Building
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It seems Barcelona opening an office in New York is a big deal. How big? About 381 metres.

The colours of the Spanish giants are set to adorn New York's Empire State Building on Wednesday, in recognition of the club spreading its wings to the Big Apple.

No less than Ronaldinho will help in switching said lights on, and Barcelona say "the skyscraper will light up the New York sky with the club’s colours throughout the night".

Standard stuff for a city that never sleeps, I guess.

Harrison earns first Scotland call-up


Hibernian Ladies' Abigail Harrison (below, right) has been called up to Scotland women's squad for the Euro 2017 qualifier with Iceland.

Striker Harrison, 18, joins an experienced squad for the match in Reykjavik on 20 September.

A point for the Scots against the group leaders will seal qualification to the finals in the Netherlands next summer.

However, Signeul's side could qualify for their first major event before then if results elsewhere go their way.

Abigail Harrison

Get Involved - sporting events you've slept through


Jonathan Metcalfe: Went to the Australian Grand Prix when I was eight, slept through the whole thing after watching all the support races.

Christopher Smith: Fell asleep next to the 13th Tee at St Andrews. High winds suspended play and Tiger Woods was standing five yards away from me.

Tiger Woods
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Careful, Christopher. Judging by this photograph, Tiger has a unique way of waking people up. If you've ever dozed off rather than scream "get in the hole!!" or "Beeeeeeeeef!", tweet #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or head to the BBC Sport Facebook page.

Brook v Golovkin


Ever wondered how a boxer prepares for a world-title fight? Wonder no more.

IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook shows BBC Sport inside his hi-tech training camp as he prepares to fight for another title, this time at middleweight against the unbeaten Gennady Golovkin, in London on Saturday.

Also, here is a story from Ben Dirs about how Brook aims to emulate Sugar Ray Leonard with this jump up two weight divisions.

"I want to do what Leonard did with Hagler - use my speed, my footwork and box the perfect fight," Brook says.

Here's Wiggo

Tour of Britain

Tour of Britain
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Stage three of the Tour of Britain is well under way and here's Sir Bradley Wiggins going through Ashley in Cheshire within the peloton.

The pack is about five minutes behind the leading break containing Matt Cronshaw, Graham Briggs, Kristian House and Ian Stannard.

Get Involved - sporting events you've slept through


Dylan Florence: Falling asleep while watching the first Madrid Champions League final derby, midway through second half with Atletico in the lead.

Stuart Marsh: Fell asleep at half time at Southampton v Steaua Bucharest in the Uefa Cup. Absolutely dreadful match plus too much beer.

Southampton play in the Uefa Cup
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Erm, was it this one with a younger-looking Kevin Phillips, Stuart? Tweet #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or head to the BBC Sport Facebook page.

Albania get winner - 16 hours later


A day after the match began, Albania have just snatched victory in their World Cup qualifier against Macedonia. 

The Group G game was suspended on Monday by Turkish referee Huseyin Gocek after 76 minutes because of torrential rain in Shkoder with the score 1-1.

The two teams returned to play the final 14 minutes of the match from 13:00 BST and Bekim Balaj grabbed an 89th-minute winner.

Defintely worth waiting for.

Rain stops Albania-Macedonia World Cup qualifier
The conditions at the Loro Borici Stadium became unplayable on Monday

Somerset struggle at home

Cricket - County Championship

Keith Barker
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Somerset have been bowled out for 95 on day one of their Division One home clash against Warwickshire - just their ninth-lowest total against the Bears.

Keith Barker claimed figures of 4-33 after Somerset won the toss at Taunton. Tom Abell top scored with 20 for the hosts, who had seven batsmen out for single figures. For this and all of the updates from today's County Championship games, head over to our dedicated live page.

Ivanovic to miss rest of 2016


Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic has announced she will miss the rest of the season because of ongoing wrist and toe injuries.

The 28-year-old Serb, ranked 31 in the world, lost in the first round of the US Open last week.

In a statement, Ivanovic said: "Unfortunately, due to my recurring wrist injury, I have been advised by my doctor to take some time off the court, in order to recover and regain my full strength.

"I have also been delaying surgery on my toe, which I broke at the Australian Open in January last year, and that is something I will need to take care of in the coming weeks."

With husband Bastian Schweinsteiger apparently not needed at Manchester United, at least the newly married couple will be getting plenty of time together...

Ana Ivanovic
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Jordan will tour Bangladesh if selected


Chris Jordan

England all-rounder Chris Jordan says he will tour Bangladesh this winter if selected, despite security concerns in the country.

England were given the go-ahead for the tour after a security review, amid concerns following a July attack in Dhaka that left 20 hostages dead.

The trip features three one-day internationals and two Tests between 7 October and 1 November. 

Jordan told Sky Sports: “If selected, I’d definitely go. Everything else off the field can take care of itself. Once we get there I’d like to think cricket will take over."

Peacock joins Hull KR

Rugby League

More from Jamie Peacock, 38, who has come out of retirement to play for Hull KR: "I’ve been happily retired for almost a year now and bowing out in last season’s Grand Final with the Rhinos was the perfect way to bring my career to an end, but the time has come for me to put my boots on again."

Peacock was working with Rovers as head of rugby, but was registered with the RFL and now joins training with the Robins, who have a few injury worries.

He adds: "Although my family don’t quite understand it, this feels like the right decision and I’m looking forward to getting back out there as quickly as possible. Physically, it may take me some time to get back up to speed but I’ve been preparing as best I can and mentally I’m in a good place."

Peacock to come out of retirement

Rugby League

Jamie Peacock
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Former England captain Jamie Peacock is coming out of retirement to play for Hull KR for the rest of the season, he has announced.