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  1. GB reach 52 gold medals
  2. GB's Blake wins T36 400m gold
  3. Smith wins boccia title
  4. Pearson triumphs in the equestrian
  5. Chelsea v Liverpool at 20:00 BST
  6. Get Involved: Team-mate bust-ups #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Andy Donley and Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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I think that's a lovely way to round-up today's Sportsday. Don't forget our dedicated Paralympics live coverage returns at 20:30 BST tonight. Meanwhile, our coverage of today's Premier League action is already under way, which you can find by clicking here.

Until next time, enjoy this snap of Paul Blake who helped GB reach the 50-gold medal mark earlier. You can read a review of today's action so far with our handy report as well.

Ta ta for now!

Paul Blake
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Bronze on the table

Table tennis

Some excellent news for GB coming out of the table tennis, as they beat China 2-1 in the tie to win bronze. 

Ross Wilson and Aaron McKibbin won their doubles first up, before China squared it up through Shuai Zhao's singles win over Ross Wilson.

It all came down to McKibbin's singles then, and he delivered in dramatic style against Churen Sun. The match went the distance before a 12-10 win in the fifth and final game gave GB yet another medal.

Leaked: Mane's speedy secrets

Football - Chelsea v Liverpool

Sadio Mane's lightning fast speed and technical abilities have already lit up the Premier League, which raises the question: how will Chelsea be able to cope with the Liverpool man?

Perhaps they could use this mash-up for some intel.

Sadio Mane
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Pearson's 'stuff of dreams'

Equestrian - Individual freestyle test Grade 1B

Nick Hope

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

Lee Pearson

There have been so many amazing performances by British athletes at the Rio Paralympics and now the team's flag-bearer Lee Pearson can proudly claim to have delivered his own.

His freestyle win - aboard Zion - was incredible. Ahead of the event Pearson - a 10-time Paralympic champion prior to the event - told me he was looking for a medal of any colour, such is the standard of competition compared to four years ago.

"This is the stuff of dreams," Pearson tells me on BBC Radio 5 Live. "I know what I said about any medal, but as athletes we are obviously always fighting for the gold really.

"We went for it, I didn't care if the judges liked what we did out there today because it was about us going out there and enjoying it.

"Zion has been on a journey just like me. The selectors weren't sure about him, he wasn't on the performance programme at one stage and I had to go and prove it myself that he was up to the standard."

'A glass of champagne to celebrate tonight Lee?' I ask... "No, I'm not posh enough for champagne," he says with a little giggle.

Pearson now has 11 Paralympic gold medals to his name and 14 in total.

GB finish group with a win

Wheelchair rugby

Jim Roberts
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GB finish their mixed wheelchair rugby Group A with a win, beating Brazil 52-32. Jim Roberts scored 27 of GB's goals as the team finish third in the table and go into the fifth-sixth play-off match.

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Silver for Stone

Men's road race T1-2

Amid all the golds, let's not forget the silvers. David Stone, 35, comes in a close second in the men's road race T1-2, just behind Hans-Peter Durst of Germany. 

The Brit also had to hold off the challenge of Colombian Nestor Ayala Ayala, who took bronze.

GB gold rush continues

Equestrian - Individual freestyle test Grade 1B

Lee Pearson will be next to have gold shining off his chest, as he wins the Individual freestyle test Grade 1B. The team flagbearer clocked a score of 77.4 on his horse Zion to win ahead of Pepo Puch and Fontainenoir.

Lee Pearson
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GB on course for first win

Wheelchair rugby

It's looking good for the GB wheelchair rugby team, as they are 41-23 up against Brazil in the fourth period of their mixed event Group A match.

GB lost their first two matches to Australia and Canada.

Tributes to GB's 51st gold medal winner

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Dominant display @Bocciasmithy ...Congratulations GOLD @Rio2016_en. @GBBoccia adding to @ParalympicsGB medal tally... Strength in depth ...

'Jury out on Luiz'

Chelsea v Liverpool (20:00 BST)

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on the Premier League show

Chelsea have had a good start, I think they will do much better this season. 

With John Terry out, will David Luiz come in and do a job? 

Clearly the jury is out on him. They are looking back to their best going forward but defensively the big question is how will Luiz perform?

The big match - live

Chelsea v Liverpool (20:00 BST)

Back to the Premier League, there's a big match kicking off later. That's right - on a Friday?!

Chelsea play Liverpool at 20:00 BST. We will have live text coverage of the match - naturally.

Reminder: Tinker with your Fantasy teams before it's too late.

Dutch dominate GB in bronze medal match

Rio Paralympics 2016

Netherlands wheelchair basketball team

It really does not aid your purpose scoring only four points in the first 10 minutes.

That's what happened to GB against the Netherlands in the women's wheelchair basketball bronze medal match.

It finished 76-34. The Dutch were excellent.

GB relay fallout continues

Rio Paralympics 2016

Allison Curbishley

BBC athletics expert on Radio 5 live

The fall-out from the failure of Britain's 4x400m wheelchair relay, including David Weir, to qualify for the Paralympic final continues...

There has been some miscommunication. British Athletics have told us that the athletics knew the qualification criteria where the four fastest overall went through, but Richard Chiassaro and Nathan Maguire, in their post-race interviews said they thought it was top two to go through.

If the guys thought that then there may have been some miscommunication.

GOLD - David Smith

Boccia mixed individual BC1 final

David Smith
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That's it. Britain's "Dominant" David Smith has thrashed Dutchman Daniel Perez 5-0 in the boccia mixed individual BC1 final.

Unhappy Weir

Rio Paralympics

Tanni Grey-Thompson

11-time Paralympic champion on BBC Radio 5 live

David Weir didn't look like he was flat out but even if you know qualification criteria, you look at the times and you should be able to think what your splits need to be to get there.

A couple of days ago in an interview, David said things weren't right out here and he eluded to a couple of things. There are things going on behind the scenes that he isn't happy with.

This relay was a potential medal for GB and there has been a lot of investment in this event over the last couple of years.

What the sport needs to do is listen to Dave. He has so much experience and they need to find out what the problem is and it needs to be fixed.

Smith storms into boccia lead

Rio 2016 Paralympics

After two ends it's 2-0 to Brit David Smith against Dutchman Daniel Perez after two ends in the mixed individual BC1 final.

He can smell the gold. 

Apparently Smith's been studying Aerospace Engineering - so in this case the sky isn't the limit. Or something.

Trouble Dutch

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Netherlands v GB

It looks as if the women's wheelchair basketball team will be leaving Rio without a medal.

They are currently 52-28 down against the Dutch after the third period of their bronze medal match. Do they have a Teenwolf-like player they can bring on?

However, fourth would still be a superb achievement for a young team with four teenagers.

Murray takes lead

Davis Cup

Andy Murray has taken the third set for a 2-1 lead against Juan Martin del Potro in the Davis Cup tie between Great Britain and Argentina.

Watch it on BBC Two. Listen to it on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Or do both on our live page.

'Expect a close, high-octane encounter'

Chelsea v Liverpool (20:00 BST)

Simon Brotherton

Match of the Day commentator

Liverpool's tricky early run of fixtures continues, with unbeaten Chelsea certain to be fired up for this one after dropping points for the first time this season in last Sunday's 2-2 with Swansea.

Liverpool have already played last season's top three, putting four goals past both Arsenal and Leicester and drawing at Tottenham.

Unlike certain other encounters between these sides in recent times, there's no league title or place in the Champions League final at stake, but the game will be no less intense for that.

Liverpool were 3-1 winners in the corresponding fixture last season, which was also their first league win under Jurgen Klopp. I'm expecting a close, high-octane encounter to start the weekend.

Smith in boccia final

Rio 2016 Paralympics

David Smith

Britain's David Smith is under way ion his boccia BC1 gold medal match against Daniel Perez of the Netherlands.

It will definitely be a medal for the 27-year-old - but what colour?

Rosberg is tops-berg

Singapore GP


After crashing in first practice, Nico Rosberg makes amends by finishing top of second practice in Singapore.

Get the latest here.

'I have a crush on Jurgen Klopp'

Chelsea v Liverpool (20:00 BST)

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on the Premier League show

I think it will be one hell of a game. 

I have a crush on Jurgen Klopp and the way he sets his team up. Manchester City and Liverpool have been the two outstanding teams football-wise this season. 

Liverpool’s problem is defensively and they are inconsistent. You just worry about their style of play, can they continue it all season?

You can watch the latest episode of The Premier League Show on the iPlayer from midnight tonight.

GB need half-time lift

Rio 2016 Paralympics


A difficult first half for GB's women in their wheelchair basketball bronze medal match.

The Netherlands lead 33-17 - Britain need a quick turnaround after the interval.

Tonight's team news

Chelsea v Liverpool (20:00 BST)

David Luiz
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David Luiz will make his first start for Chelsea since rejoining the club in a £34m switch from Paris Saint-Germain.

He replaces captain John Terry, who suffered an ankle ligament injury against Swansea last weekend.

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is expected to return against Chelsea after missing Saturday's 4-1 win over Leicester because of a bruised eye.

There could be a recall for Philippe Coutinho, who was rested for that game after a long flight from Brazil.

Tough for Weir

Rio Paralympics

Allison Curbishley

BBC athletics expert on Radio 5 live

It is such a shame we won't see David Weir in a final. We knew it would be difficult to get onto the podium with the strength of the Chinese.

That wasn't the David Weir we have come to know and love watching racing.

He looks emotionally tired. Who could blame him? He has missed the birth of his fourth child and I think his mind is elsewhere.

'Sport can be cruel'

Rio Paralympics

Tanni Grey-Thompson

11-time Paralympic champion on BBC Radio 5 live

It's a sad day. I've known David Weir for so long and I'm feeling a bit emotional.

Sport is a bit cruel. When you are winning it is amazing but when you lose, it is miserable when you come off the track and so hard to get your head back.

In 2012 Dave didn't always make great decisions when he was racing but I think the others were a bit afraid of him. However, he has lost that invincibility. 

He needs to go home, spend time with his family and he certainly has a future in marathon racing and hopefully we will see him beyond the London Marathon.

.@davidweir2012 IS and will ALWAYS be sensational #OnceALegendAlwaysALegend #TheWeirwolfIsWheelchairRacing 🇬🇧

GB miss out on 4x400m final

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Oh no, disaster for the GB T53/54 4x400m team of Richard Chiassaro, Nathan Maguire, Moatez Jomni and David Weir - they come second, but it's not one of the four quickest times across the heats and they're out!

China win it in a world record time of three minutes 4.77 seconds.

Weir, a four-time gold medallist at London 2012, ends his track racing career without a medal in Rio.

He still has the marathon to come though.

It's Weir O'clock

Rio 2016 Paralympics

GB's men are on the line for the heats of the 4x400m T53/54 relay, including David Weir - this is his last chance for a medal on the track in Rio.

And they're off!

GB in bronze medal match

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Great Britain's women's wheelchair basketball team are in bronze medal action against the Netherlands right now - GB are 6-0 down early doors.

Meet Sergio Perez...

Formula 1

Ever wanted to know Force India driver Sergio Perez's opinion on sombreros? How about Tom Cruise?

I suspected you did. Watch the video above to find out.

Wells done Sophie

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Nick Hope

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

BBC Sport

She was agonisingly close to becoming Britain's first triple Paralympic champion at the Rio Games, but Sophie Wells has to settle for freestyle dressage silver.

The 36-year-old was pipped to gold by just 0.150 marks by London 2012's double Paralympic champion Michele George of Belgium.

"There isn't anything more I could have done," Wells tells me on BBC Radio 5 Live.

"There was a mistake early in the routine but other than that it was everything I could have hoped for. Yes, some will say it was a risk coming in with a new routine, but we were happy with it and ready for competition and as a whole I have to be so happy with how the event has gone.

"Obviously you want freestyle gold, but to win the individual test gold was special and to win win the team as well when we're under so much pressure has made it a fantastic experience."

Get Involved - Team-mate bust-ups


Jay: Can't believe no one has mentioned the time Ricardo Fuller got sent off for slapping club captain Andy Griffin.

They have now Jay. Keep your team-mate bust-up memories rolling in. 

I remember once when I was playing Sunday league football I got started on by my centre-back partner after I asked him to mark his man a little tighter. I tried to explain that I was the Rio Ferdinand in the partnership. He wasn't having it...

Murray gets mad

Davis Cup


Don't make him angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.

A vintage Andy Murray pose here as the British number one gets all mad with himself - but it's working, as the Wimbledon champion wins the second set to level up against Juan Martin del Potro in the Davis Cup tie against Argentina.

Keep across the action on BBC Two and our live page here.

Two GB swimmers through

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Two more British swimmers have won their heats to progress to their respective finals tonight - Hannah Russell in the S13 100m freestyle and Andrew Mullen in the S5 50m backstroke.

The action gets back under way from 21:30 BST in the pool tonight.

Blake delight at Rio gold

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Elizabeth Hudson

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

Paul Blake admitted that he "mucked up his race plan a bit" but it was all worth it as he claimed ParalympicsGB's 50th gold medal in Rio with success in the T36 400m.

"It's great to add to the team collection - it still hasn't sunk in," the 26-year-old, who won silver at London 2012, told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"I've been waiting and seeing everyone else race so well, but it is worth the wait.

"It's a great confidence boost so now I can rest up and get ready for the 800m on Saturday."

Paul Blake
BBC Sport

Guardiola eyeing Gladbach trio?


Manchester City may have thrashed Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 on Wednesday, that hasn't stopped Pep Guardiola targeting three of their players.

Well, that's what Bild are reporting, after one of their journalists overheard Guardiola telling Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl that he was interested in Thorgan Hazard, Andreas Christensen and Mahmoud Dahoud.

Hazard is the 23-year-old brother of Eden, the Chelsea forward, while Christensen also has a Chelsea connection - he is one of the club's myriad of on-loan youngsters scattered around Europe. 

Mahmoud Dahoud is a Syria-born 20-year-old, who has represented Germany at under-21 level.

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In 2013, snooker's former world number five Stephen Lee was found guilty of seven match-fixing offences.

Stephen Lee
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