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  1. Updates from Paralympics throughout the day
  2. World record for Dame Sarah Storey who is chasing record 12th gold
  3. World record and guaranteed medal for Megan Giglia
  4. 11 Premier League news conferences today
  5. Get Involved: #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Kris Holland and Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

That is all for another Sportsday. Join us for more live Rio Paralympics updates later.

Storey set for 12th Paralympic title

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Hot-footed it to velodrome to see @DameSarahStorey break WR to qualify for C5 pursuit final tonight on @5liveSport
Hot-footed it to velodrome to see @DameSarahStorey break WR to qualify for C5 pursuit final tonight on @5liveSport

Hot-footed it to velodrome to see @DameSarahStorey break WR to qualify for C5 pursuit final tonight on @5liveSport

The 38-year-old will be going for gold at 21:12 BST.

GB dominate in win over Algeria

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Nick Hope

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

GB Paralympics

GB men narrowly miss out on bringing up three figures, but they won't mind because it was an absolute power-play performance. They just didn't give Algeria as much as a sniff in their 93-32 win.

This result will give them a lot of confidence and there is enough talent in the squad to think they could push for the podium in Rio having finished an agonising fourth at London 2012.

Tougher tests are ahead for the European champions, but Iran tomorrow should be another straight forward encounter.

Who will win clash of Old Firm enforcers?

Celtic v Rangers (Sat, 12:00 BST)

Scott Brown and Joey Barton

Ever since Joey Barton put pen to paper at Ibrox in the summer, the clocks started ticking towards Old Firm day.

Not just to Celtic versus Rangers and the craziness of the fixture but to the drama within the drama, the individual battle between Barton and the man Barton has sought to wind-up, Celtic captain Scott Brown.

Barton had barely set foot in Scotland when he started to taunt his counterpart in the Celtic team.

Off the field, Barton has been his roguish self. On the field? He's been like a different person. Diminished, ineffective, almost harmless.

Read more here.

Choose your combined Old Firm XI here.

Predict the result here.

Ilkay's settling in...


Me and my new jersey 8⃣👌 #FavouriteNumber #eight #glad #mcfc @ManCity

Me and my new jersey 8⃣👌 #FavouriteNumber #eight #glad #mcfc @ManCity

Another GB medal...

Elizabeth Hudson

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

GB are guaranteed a fourth medal later this evening after Steve Bate and Adam Duggleby, cheered on by their friends and family, overcame a false start to reach the final of the men’s B 4000m individual pursuit in a new world record of four minutes 8.146 seconds.

It's a massive moment for the pair and they will have plenty of support again later for the final against the Netherlands.

On this day...

In 2010, John Higgins was banned from snooker for six months and fined £75,000 after he admitted breaching rules around betting. 

The Scot had been suspended pending an investigation into allegations of frame-throwing. Higgins was cleared of match-fixing allegations.

John Higgins
Rex Features

Happy birthday

Chris Latham (rugby union). The former Australia winger, turns 41.

Simon Danielli (rugby union). The former Ulster and Scotland winger, is 37.

Morten Gamst Pedersen (football). The Tromso and Norway midfielder formerly of Blackburn, is celebrating his 35th birthday today.

Vitaly Petrov (motor racing). The Former Caterham and Renault Formula One driver, is 32.

Joao Moutinho (football). The Portugal and Monaco midfielder, turns 30 today.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (football). The Iceland and Swansea midfielder, is celebrating his 27th birthday today.

Gylfi Sigurdsson

GB take commanding lead

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Nick Hope

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

Three-time reigning European champions GB led by 20 points over Algeria after two quarters and continue to look strong with joint captain Terry Bywater and Ian Sagar particularly impressive!

Earlier it was then over to the halftime performers...who were pulling off moves even double Olympic champion Max Whitlock would have been impressed by...

GB Basketball

It's currently 45-27 to Great Britain in the fourth quarter.  

A Paralympic rivalry

BBC Sport's Ed Harry explores the rivalry between T54 Swiss Paralympian Manuela Schar and her American rival Tatyana McFadden.

Rio Paralympics 2016: Manuela Schär hopes to rival Tatyana McFadden

GB's Kinghorn progresses in T53 100m

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Britain's Sammi Kinghorn is safely through to the women's T53 100m final later tonight as China's Lisha Huang set a new world record in the heats.  

After a slip at the start from Kinghorn, Huang was able to push clear, crossing the line in 16.19 seconds, with Kinghorn chasing her down to finish in 17.01. 

"The nerves were really high but it was incredible to be in a world record race but I think I can go faster," said Kinghorn.

The final will take place at 22:54 BST. 

'Decent crowd in the velodrome'

Elizabeth Hudson

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

I can see Dame Sarah Storey warming down in the middle of the track area here.

She will not let anything distract her from the job in hand and decided not to do any media interviews until after the final.

The 38-year-old waved happily to the crowd after setting that superb time - daughter Louisa and husband Barney are also in Rio - but she knows she will have to do it all again later.

Speaking of the crowd, there are plenty in here, despite the lack of Brazilian riders, and they are showing their appreciation!

Bauer wins stage five

Tour of Britain

Jack Bauer won the fifth stage of the Tour of Britain in an exciting sprint finish in Bath.

The New Zealander, riding for Cannondale-Drapac, beat Frenchman Amael Moinard and Britain's Erick Rowsell on the 194.5km stage.

Yellow jersey holder Julien Vermote retained his six-second overall lead in the race, which finishes on Sunday.

Read more.

FFP rules 'create bigger divide'


Financial Fair Play (FFP) has created a bigger divide in football since its inception in 2012, according to economists at a university in Germany.

Uefa introduced FFP regulations with an aim to "improve the overall financial health of European club football".

Economists studied activity in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain for a decade to determine FFP's impact.

Their study says barriers to investors proves a "disadvantage to smaller clubs" and creates less competition.

Read more here.

'Cardiff would not exist without Tan'

Cardiff City would not exist without owner Vincent Tan, says chairman Mehmet Dalman.

Dalman denied that Tan is ''asset stripping'' and losing interest in the Championship club. 

'Without Vincent we definitely would not exist. Without him pumping money in every year in double digits (millions), this club would not exist," Dalman said.

Burnley v Hull: A sibling rivalry

Burnley v Hull (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Burnley's Keane on sibling rivalry

Burnley defender Michael Keane reveals what it is like to play against his brother, Hull striker Will, with the two former Manchester United players set to face each other on Saturday.  

'GB flags out in force'

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Nick Hope

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

GB Basketball

As expected the medal-hunting British men are making light work of their clash with Algeria and lead 23-10 after the first quarter of their Rio Paralympic opener.

Ok, so there are huge amount of empty seats in the venue today, but it must be remembered that we also saw that during the London 2012 group games.

I think it's easily forgotten that not every event four years ago was a sell-out, but it's great to see so many GB flags out in force!

Lochte suspended for 10 months

Ryan Lochte has been banned for 10 months by US Swimming and the US Olympic Committee after the 32-year-old said he and three team-mates were held up at a petrol station during a night out. 

However, police questioned the account after CCTV footage showed the group had vandalised the petrol station. 

US Swimming and the US Olympic Committee have also banned the three other swimmers who were involved - Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feigen - for four months.

Bolt salutes Paralympic athletes

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Salute to all the Paralympian's competing in the #Paralympics #RealStars #Inspirational
Salute to all the Paralympian's competing in the #Paralympics #RealStars #Inspirational
Salute to all the Paralympian's competing in the #Paralympics #RealStars #Inspirational

Salute to all the Paralympian's competing in the #Paralympics #RealStars #Inspirational

BreakingLochte suspension confirmed

American swimmer Ryan Lochte has been banned from the sport for 10 months by US Swimming and the US Olympic Committee over his false robbery claims at the Rio Olympics.

Andrew Mullen third in S5 200m freestyle heats

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Brazil's Daniel Dias is the home favourite in tonight's men's S5 200m freestyle final but Britain's Andrew Mullen has a word of warning for Rio's posterboy. 

"I don't care who you are or how fast you are, I'm here to win and that's what I'm going to do later tonight," he said. 

Dias finished well ahead of the field in the heats with a time of 2:39.35 with Mullen behind in third at 2:43.30 

They will meet in the final at 23:59 BST. 

'Dias won't be beaten'

Chris Mitchell

BBC Sport in Rio

Great Britain's Andrew Mullen qualifies third fastest for the 200m freestyle final.

You have to feel for him though. Daniel Dias won't be beaten. The Brazilian has the S5 class wrapped up.

He qualified fastest and got the loudest cheer of the session so far.

Dias is Brazil’s most successful athlete of the last decade. Four golds in Beijing. Six at London. Lots more in Rio!

Storey sets new world record

Elizabeth Hudson

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

That’s half the job done for Dame Sarah Storey as she sets a new world record in a brilliant ride in the women’s C5 3,000m individual pursuit qualification.

Storey looked serene throughout as she finishes in three minutes 31.394 seconds to stay on track for her 12th Paralympic gold medal in the final later where she will take on fellow Briton Crystal Lane.

Lane put in a storming ride to win the penultimate heat and she will be guaranteed a first Paralympic medal but Storey looks unstoppable.

Dame Sarah Storey
BBC Sport

On this day...

In 2014, Sepp Blatter confirmed he would stand for a fifth term as Fifa president.

The Swiss was duly re-elected in May 2015 but days later he announced his intention to resign due to the corruption scandal which had enveloped the organisation.    

Sepp Blatter
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Teams can buy shares after takeover

Formula 1

Andrew Benson

Chief F1 writer at Monza

Formula 1 teams are to be given the chance to buy shares in the sport for the first time following a takeover by US giant Liberty Media.

The first stage of a buyout was completed on Wednesday, with Liberty taking 18.7% in a deal that values F1 at $8bn (£6.25bn).

The full takeover, which will see Liberty with a controlling 35.3% stake, is due to be completed by early 2017.

More here.

Winning return for Simple Verse

Cornelius Lysaght

BBC horse racing correspondent

The 2015 St Leger winner Simple Verse made a successful return to Doncaster racecourse when grabbing the lead late on to win the Park Hill Stakes, feature of day two of flat racing's St Leger Festival, by a neck from Pretty Perfect.

The Ralph Becket-trained 3-1 shot, ridden by Oisin Murphy, is now likely to be aimed at the Long Distance Cup on British Champions Day at Ascot in October.  

Results here.

GB beaten by Brazil in football 7-a-side

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Brazil will be hoping to match Neymar and their Olympic counterparts on the football pitch in the Paralympics as they began their bid for more football gold with a 2-1 win over Great Britain in the 7-a-side format. 

A miscommunication in ParalympicsGB's defence allowed the hosts to open the scoring within 10 minutes before striker Maycon Ferreira finished off a counter attack to put Brazil 2-0 ahead at half-time. 

David Porcher lifted GB's hopes with a goal three minutes into the second half but they couldn't find another breakthrough to overturn the result. 

Storey's heat coming up

Rio Paralympics 2016

Dame Sarah Storey should have raced in qualifying for the C5 individual pursuit by now but there have been delays at the velodrome. She should be taking to the track shortly though. 

Dame Sarah Storey
Getty Images

NFL: What to look out for in week one

American Football

NFL Preview

BBC Sport takes a look ahead to the the new NFL season, which kicks off with the Carolina Panthers visiting Denver Broncos in a repeat of February's Super Bowl.  

How Mo prepared for Rio final...


Farah: I was playing fantasy football before race

Multiple Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah tells Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw that he was busy trying to change his fantasy football team moments before running in one of his finals in Rio this summer.  

'Looking good for two British golds'

Chris Mitchell

BBC Sport in Rio

Wow! Bethany Firth cracks her own record in the heats of the 100m backstroke. She didn't appear to be pushing. Could lower it again in the final.

So, tonight it's looking good for two golds, so far. Firth and Ollie Hynd. They're certainly favourites going into their races.

The crowd here is fantastic. This is better than 2008 and on a par with 2012. We all stand corrected.

Locals are really getting behind their swimmers. It's wonderfully loud.

Shaqiri out of Spurs game

Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Stoke winger Xherdan Shaqiri is out of this weekend's game with Spurs, boss Mark Hughes has revealed.

Clegg 'saving herself'

Rio Paralympics 2016

After qualifying for the women's T11 100m semi-finals, Britain's Libby Clegg (who ran 12.17 seconds alongside guide Chris Clarke) tells Radio 5 live: "I am happy with that. We can go quicker - we are saving ourselves a little bit.

"It's my first major championship with a blindfold so it's a little bit scary."

'We'll build from here'

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Nick Hope

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

"It was a frustrating result because we just couldn't push on when we have spells of control," GB captain Helen Freeman tells me after her side's 43-36 defeat by Canada.

"We are a very young team though and the squad has a lot of talent so this certainly won't be the best performance of the Games, we'll build from here and hopefully improve against Argentina tomorrow."

GB wheelchair basketball

Hull City sale is off

Big news from BBC Radio Humberside's Hull City commentator here...

EXCLUSIVE.. Sale of @HullCity to Chinese/Hong Kong consortium is OFF. #hcafc

Southport name new manager (again)

National League side Southport have named their ninth new manager since April 2013.

Former Chester and Kidderminster boss Steve Burr has replaced Andy Bishop, who left the role on Saturday.

Firth into final after world record

Rio Paralympics 2016

Britain's Bethany Firth breaks her own world record in heat two of the women's S14 100m backstroke.

The Northern Irishwoman's time of one minute 04.53 seconds was 0.17secs faster than her previous mark. 

Fellow Briton Jessica-Jane Applegate was the third-fastest qualifier for tonight's final at 23:11 BST.

GB Women lose basketball opener to Canada

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Nick Hope

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

The British women - cheered on by a few hundred British fans and around a thousand Brazilian school children - battled hard against world champions Canada but it wasn't quite enough.

GB had strong spells - with captain Helen Freeman particularly impressive - but Canada always looked in control and take a 43-36 victory in the opening game of the Rio Paralympics.

The GB women next face Argentina tomorrow morning, whilst the GB men open their campaign against Algeria at 3:35pm BST.

wheelchair basketball
BBC Sport

Premiership salary cap to stay at £7m

.@premrugby confirms the salary cap will remain at £7m for up until end of 2020 season. It is £6.5m this season, going up to £7m next

'I'm not quiet'

West Ham v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST)

BBC Three Counties Radio

Watford midfielder Valon Behrami: "Walter Mazzarri is the type of boss who wants to see a reaction - go over the limit. [Previous boss Quique Sanchez Flores] wanted calm. I'm not quiet."

Listen to a revealing interview with the Kosovo-born Switzerland international on Monday night at 18:00 BST. He talks about his "destiny" from leaving the Civil War to possibly playing in his fourth World Cup.