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  1. Post update

    The time has come to say farewell. Thanks, as always, for your company and your comments. Sportsday Live is back at 08:00 BST on Friday. We hope you are too.

  2. Football

    So confirmation that Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick will miss the start of the season with a serious ankle injury. More on that developing story on the BBC Sport website.

  3. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    Manchester United say Michael Carrick has had surgery on Thursday on his left ankle ligaments and will be out for 10-12 weeks.

  4. Football

    More on Swansea City forward Michu's move to Napoli on a season-long loan.

    The Welsh club have issued the following statement on their website: "Swansea City can confirm that Michu has joined Napoli on a season-long loan with an agreed option to buy.

    "The 28-year-old completed a medical earlier today and will now link up with Rafael Benitez's side ahead of the new campaign."

  5. Tour de France

    Alexander Kristoff wins stage 12 of the Tour de France in a sprint, while Vincenzo Nibali still has the yellow jersey.

    Kristoff, a Norwegian with the Katusha team, emerged from the pack which overtook a pair of breakaway riders with less than seven kilometres to go.

  6. Football

    Swansea City announce Spanish forward Michu has joined Napoli on loan for the 2014-15 season.

  7. Post update

    Manchester United: Van Gaal tells MUTV 'Ryan Giggs can teach me the culture, he can help me a lot and I can help him be a very good manager in the future'.

  8. Rugby League

    Salford are to reunite a trio of Oxford-born brothers at the AJ Bell Stadium in 2015.

    Former Wakefield, Huddersfield, Leeds and England prop Darrell Griffin, 33, was joined at the Red Devils last month by brother Josh, 24, and from next season they will be accompanied by 22-year-old George, who is currently with London Broncos.

    George, who joined the Broncos at the start of the year from Hull KR, has signed a 12-month deal, while Josh was one of four Salford players handed extended contracts on Thursday.

  9. Get involved

    Ajay Patel: Louis van Gaal is already instilling confidence; not sugar coating anything and already you can see his strong personality.

    Stuart Reid: Van Gaal more self-assured than David Moyes and has luxury of reduced expectation.

    Kithmina Hewage: Louis van Gaal seems like someone who knows what he's doing and truly believes that he's worthy of being manager at Manchester United.

  10. Football

    Former Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins believes it will be a building season for Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.

    This year Vidic, Ferdinand and Evra have all left at the back," says Wilkins. "They are losing a lot of experience but so far he has brought in players of potential.

    "Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on the other hand has brought in established players."

  11. Cricket

    James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja's preliminary hearing will be on Tuesday 22 July with a date for the hearing proper to be confirmed at a later date.

    England bowler Anderson has been charged with misconduct by the International Cricket Council following claims he abused and pushed India all-rounder Jadeja during the first Test.

  12. Post update

    Team Sky: Team Sky today terminated Jonathan Tiernan-Locke's contract with immediate effect.

  13. Road Cycling

    Team Sky's Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has been given a two-year ban for anomalies in his biological passport. He won the Tour of Britain in 2012 but this victory has now been taken off him.

  14. Get involved

    So how did Louis van Gaal come across in his first news conference as Manchester United manager? Did he say the right things? Can he steer United to the title?

    Tweet #bbcsportsday or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  15. Football

    Just to recap, Louis van Gaal has given his first news conference as manager of Manchester United. It ended with him revealing that Michael Carrick had suffered a serious injury that is likely to force him to miss the start of the new season.

  16. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    "Before the news conference started there was a video playing on loop highlighting Louis van Gaal's achievements throughout his career. 'The Story So Far' being played out on the big screens. Sheringham, de Boer, Seedorf all featured. One of the tributes to Van Gaal was 'He is smart, very smart. He sees possibilities to make players better'."

  17. Post update

    Sunday People chief football writer Steve Bates: Totally different press conference to when David Moyes took charge a year ago. Louis van Gaal is captivating his audience.

  18. Post update

    Sunday Times football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft: Van Gaal - right off the bat, and not happily - raising issue of Manchester United's commercial motivations and hunger for sponsors was fascinating.

  19. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has suffered a serious ankle injury and could be out for up to 10 weeks.

  20. Louis van Gaal news conference

    David Ornstein at Old Trafford

    BBC Sport

    "Manchester United's Michael Carrick will be injured for a 'long time' and will miss the club's tour of the USA. The midfielder was injured in training this week.

    "Louis van Gaal did not give details of the injury suffered, and told reporters that the club would make an announcement. When asked how long the player would be out, he said: "A long time."

  21. Post update

    Louis van Gaal with Manchester United director Sir Bobby Charlton

    Ian Herbert, sports writer at The Independent: Van Gaal's press conference ends with news that Michael Carrick has suffered an injury that will keep him out for 'a long time.. too long.'

  22. Post update

    BBC Sport's David Ornstein: Louis van Gaal confirms Michael Carrick injured himself in training in the last two days and is out for "a long time". Van Gaal refused to specify the nature of Carrick's injury but said "big blow" and told us to await club statement for details.

  23. Louis van Gaal news conference

    And with that, Louis van Gaal exits the Europa Suite and makes his way down to the pitch at a sun drenched Old Trafford to pose for photographs that will be appearing on all of Friday's back pages.

  24. Post update

    Van Gaal: "I am not always convinced of the experience of players. I have said a lot of times in the media, Clarence Seedorf was 16 years old, I let him make his debut for Ajax. He was sometimes more experienced than a player of 30-years-old.

    "It is dependent on the personality. You mentioned Wayne Rooney, but there is, for example, Michael Carrick. He is injured, that is in my opinion a big blow because he is an experienced player.

    "It is very important we have experienced players, not only in age but as a human being. My philosophy is not only the football player but in total."

  25. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Louis van Gaal at Manchester United

    Reporter: Can you fulfil expectations at Manchester United?

    Van Gaal: I'm now two days here, I've met a lot of people and when you see that kind of people loving the club they expect a lot of me.

    "Can I fulfil that expectation? I think I can but because of the greatness of this club it is much more difficult than in another club. This club is also guided in a commercial way and we have to fulfil that also, but it is not always possible to fulfil both."

  26. Post update

    Van Gaal on Sir Alex Ferguson: "He called me to congratulate me and we have spoken about a cup of coffee. We know each other very well and I shall drink coffee and drink wine with him, maybe the better wine!"

  27. Louis van gaal news conference

    Van Gaal on suggestions he is an autocratic manager: "The media wants to show that part of the personality.

    "When you repeat that everyone thinks it is like that. I have a strong philosophy. Sir Alex Ferguson has also a strong philosophy and he won a lot of titles."

  28. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Van Gaal on his style of management: "I'm democratic, of course I have a strong personality."

  29. Post update

    Louis van Gaal addresses the media

    When asked if he should have taken a holiday after the World Cup, Van Gaal says: "It's not allowed!" But he added that work is like a holiday for him because he likes it so much.

  30. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Reporter: What would be a good season for Manchester United in 2014-15?

    Van Gaal: I don't know. First I need to see how quick the players can pick up my philosophy. I haven't worked with most of them so we have to wait and see.

    "It's very important there is a click between the players and the manager. For me the challenge is always first not fourth."

  31. Louis van Gaal news conference

    "Nicky Butt is also assisting us. Paul Scholes - we shall find a role for him and also for Phil Neville I believe. That is what we want but it has to be possible. We have to adapt to the qualities of these people. We have to speak to them."

  32. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Van Gaal says says it could be up to four weeks before he makes a signing. "I want to look at the players here at present. I know the players but I have not trained and coached them. It will take three or four weeks to see what they can do before we buy other players.

    "Shaw and Herrera were already o the list and I approved them because I liked them."

  33. Post update

    Louis van Gaal

    There's lots of smiles from Manchester United's new manager. He takes a slip of water and then carries on answering questions.

  34. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Van Gaal on whether there is a time frame for success: "The owners and the chief executive have a lot of confidence in me. They have come to me.

    "I have explained my philosophy and they were excited. We have to wait and see if I can fulfil the expectations of these people and also the fans because the fans are very important. But in the world of football you cannot predict. Nobody predicted that Germany would beat Brazil 7-1."

  35. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Van Gaal is not making any rash promises. He refuses to make any predictions on what to expect at Manchester United next season.

    He adds: "I will do my utmost best. That's what I can give. I cannot give predictions. You have the biggest club in the world and in two days I know how important Manchester United is.

    "I'm here to prepare the team and to adapt to this team."

  36. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Asked about making new signings, Van Gaal says: "First I want to see the players performing my philosophy. Then I will think about signing players."

  37. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Louis van Gaal says he is relishing the challenge at Old Trafford and adds: "When I was in China or in Brazil people were talking about Manchester United.

    "It is a lot of expectation also but its also a great challenge. I worked for Barcelona who in my opinion are number one in Spain, Ajax number one in Netherlands, Bayern Munich number one in Germany. I hope I shall fulfil the expectations."

  38. Louis van Gaal news conference

    On his hopes for Manchester United, Van Gaal says: "I cannot give predictions because you never know. It's the biggest club in the world, within two days I know already how important Manchester United is but also how important the sponsors are.

    "I have to adapt to this big club, it will not be easy but you can see what I have won."

  39. Louis van gaal news conference

    Louis van Gaal and Sir Bobby Charlton

    Louis van Gaal starts his news conference by thanking Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton who is in the room. "I want to thank Sir Bobby Charlton because its a great honour to come into this stadium as the trainer of Manchester United and be guided by Sir Bobby Charlton," he says.

    "I know what he means for Manchester United but also for English football."

  40. Post update

    Daily Mirror Manchester reporter David McDonnell: Van Gaal arrives with Sir Bobby Charlton. Van Gaal and Sir Bobby holding a Man Utd shirt with 'Van Gaal 1' on the back.

  41. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Louis van Gaal has appeared triggering a flurry of flashbulbs. . . he's looking pretty smart too in a light coloured suit and Manchester United tie.

  42. Post update

    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    "Louis van Gaal's presentation will take place in the Europa Suite, which has been given a facelift over the summer - a new look for a new manager and a new era.

    "Pictures of past glories adorn the walls, while a video tribute to Van Gaal is being played out from a TV screen on a glitzy stage where the new boss will take his seat shortly.

    "There is a buzz around the ground that was conspicuous by its absence during David Moyes's unsuccessful 10-month reign - Van Gaal feels like a better fit for a role executed with such distinction by Sir Alex Ferguson for 26 years."

  43. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Several players are still waiting to hear what the future holds under Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford but Dutch left-back Alexander Buttner has already left.

    Buttner, 25, made only 13 Premier League appearances in two seasons and was sold to Dynamo Moscow for £4.4m.

  44. Post update

    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport at Old Trafford

    Manchester United news conference

    "Reporters and camera crews are rapidly filing into Old Trafford ahead of Louis van Gaal's first news conference as Manchester United manager.

    "It's not a huge media presence - many correspondents are enjoying post-World Cup holidays or have already flown to the USA ahead of United's pre-season tour - but there are still plenty of British, Dutch and Asian journalists waiting to quiz the 62-year-old."

  45. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Louis van Gaal's next big-money buy after Ander Herrera came after England's early return from the World Cup in Brazil.

    Southampton's 18-year-old left-back Luke Shaw, another player identified by sacked boss David Moyes, arrived for £27m.

    "I want to continue to progress my career and joining United is the ideal place for me to do that," said Shaw.

  46. Post update

    Manchester United

    Independent football writer Ian Herbert: Video extolling virtues of Louis van Gaal running in Manchester United conference room where he's about to be presented as manager.

  47. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Louis van Gaal's first signing came on June 26 when Manchester United confirmed the arrival of Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera, 24, from Athletic Bilbao for £29m.

    Former boss David Moyes had tried, and failed, to sign the Spain under-21 and under-23 international the year before.

    "Signing for Manchester United is a dream come true," said Herrera, who agreed a four-year deal.

  48. Post update

    Manchester United

    Daily Mirror Manchester football writer David McDonnell: Waiting for Louis van Gaal.

  49. Louis van Gaal news conference

    In one of his first interviews after taking over as Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal said he would like to win the Premier League title in his first season in charge. And why not, because he did just that at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

    "Spain saw me succeed in my first year and in Germany as well," he said. "In England, it must also be possible. But there can only be one champion."

  50. Post update

    Louis van Gaal news conference

    Manchester United: Ready for Louis van Gaal's first press conference at Manchester United.

  51. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Louis van Gaal's first input after being appointed Manchester United manager on 19 May was to hand the role of assistant boss to the club's longest-serving player Ryan Giggs.

    The 40-year-old, who had been in charge of the first team for four games following the sacking of David Moyes, duly announced his retirement from playing after winning 34 trophies and playing in 963 games.

  52. Post update

    Old Trafford

    BBC Sport's David Ornstein: Scene set at Old Trafford for Louis van Gaal's first news conference as Manchester United manager.

  53. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Louis van Gaal tribute

    Will Louis van Gaal bloom at Manchester United? A team of expert florists have produced a mural, which is made from approximately 25,000 red and white flowers shipped in from Van Gaal's native Holland, in Manchester city centre to welcome him to the city.

  54. Football

    Half an hour to the start of Louis van Gaal's first news conference as Manchester United manager. Sportsday Live will bring you all the headlines and key quotes from Old Trafford.

  55. The Open

    Justin Rose begins his first round at The Open, with Hoylake still resplendent in the warm sunshine. Englishman Rose, winner of last week's Scottish Open, is playing alongside Adam Scott and Jason Dufner. Follow the action on BBC Two and keep up to date with the BBC website live text.

  56. Commonwealth Games

    Twenty additional members of the workforce at the Commonwealth Games village have been reported as experiencing mild gastrointestinal symptoms.

    All 20 have been told to remain at home until they have been clear of symptoms for 48 hours. It brings the total number of reported cases to 32.

  57. Football

    Just to remind you that you can watch Louis van Gaal's first news conference as Manchester United manager at 15:00 BST. Sportsday Live will have a live feed from Old Trafford and we'll also have all the main headlines and key quotes.

  58. Football

    Manchester United

    BBC Sport's Juliette Ferrington: "Dutch journalists at Old Trafford saying Van Gaal will fulfil his biggest dream if he can make Manchester United champions again."

  59. The Open

    Defending champion Phil Mickelson gets his round under way at Hoylake, in a prestigious three-ball also containing Masters winner Bubba Watson and four-time major champion Ernie Els. Follow the action on BBC Two and keep up to date with the BBC website live text.

  60. Football

    West Ham sign Ecuador striker Enner Valencia, 25, on a five-year contract from Mexican club Pachuca subject to a work permit in a deal reportedly worth £12m.

  61. The Open

    Rory McIlroy in round one at Hoylake

    Rory McIlroy completes a six under round of 66 to take the clubhouse lead on day one of The Open at Hoylake. The 25-year-old had three birdies on each nine, with no dropped strokes.

  62. Cricket

    James Anderson dismisses Virat Kohli, caught behind for 25, to leave India on 86-3 on day one of the second Test at Lord's. Live commentary continues on Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and there is text commentary on the BBC website.

    Anderson is now the leading Test wicket-taker at Lord's and the leading England wicket-taker against India.

  63. Football

    Ghana midfielder Prince Buaben, 26, signs a one-year contract with Hearts following a successful trial.

  64. The Open

    Tiger Woods in round one at Hoylake

    Tiger Woods finishes with a three under 69 on day one of The Open at Hoylake. Rory McIlroy leads by a shot at six under with a couple of his first round holes to play.

  65. Football

    Former Bolton and Manchester City winger Martin Petrov, 35, announces his retirement after a near-20 year career in which he played 90 times for Bulgaria between 1999 and 2011 and scored 19 goals.

  66. Cricket

    Stumps on day two of the first Test in Galle, Sri Lanka closing on 30-0 in reply to South Africa's 455-9 declared, in which JP Duminy made a unbeaten 100.

  67. Football

    Tottenham midfielder Alex Pritchard, 21, joins Championship club Brentford on loan for the 2014-15 season.

  68. Football

    Roma sign Argentine midfielder Juan Iturbe from Verona for £17.4m. Iturbe, 21, also linked with Juventus and AC Milan, scored eight goals in 33 games for Verona last season and has been compared to a young Lionel Messi.

  69. Football

    A reminder that Louis van Gaal will hold his first news conference as Manchester United manager at 15:00 BST - and you can watch it right here.

    Sportsday Live will have a live feed from Old Trafford and we'll also have all the main headlines and key quotes. So stay right here - you won't miss a thing.

  70. Cricket

    Geoffrey Boycott

    BBC Test Match Special

    "James Anderson and Stuart Broad have let their captain down - the batsmen were under pressure for just one ball an over. Too many times they bowled too short and too wide. It was heartbreaking."

  71. Cricket

    India reach 73-2 against England at lunch on the first day of the second Test at Lord's. But it could have been so much better for Alastair Cook's men as wicketkeeper Matt Prior drops two catches during the session.

    Live test commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  72. Cricket

    South Africa's Jean-Paul Duminy

    Sri Lanka are 30-0 in their first innings at close of play on the second day of the first Test against South Africa in Galle.

    Upul Tharanga (20) and Kaushal Silva (8) are the men at the crease after South Africa declared their first innings on 455-9 with Jean-Paul Duminy 100 not out.

    Duminy and Morne Morkel frustrated the home side with a partnership of 66 runs, a record for the ninth wicket against Sri Lanka.

  73. Tour de France

    Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali has a firm grip on the yellow jersey as the 12th stage of the Tour de France gets underway.

    Nibali holds a lead of two minutes, 23 seconds over Australian rider Richie Porte and 2:47 over Spaniard Alejandro Valverde heading into Thursday's 185.5km trek from Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint-Etienne - a mostly flat route which favours sprinters.

    American rider Andrew Talansky did not take the start line on Thursday after pulling out in the morning.

    Live text commentary of the 12th stage of the Tour de France is on the BBC Sport website.

  74. Football

    Brazilian midfielder Sandro withdraws from Tottenham's squad for the pre-season tour of the United States and Canada because of a virus. "Sandro is recovering from a virus and has been kept behind on medical advice to avoid the risk of spreading the infection," says a Spurs statement.

    Defender Vlad Chiriches will also remain in London for treatment on a back problem.

  75. Cricket

    BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew: Brilliant catch by Ballance at third slip - a screamer.

  76. Cricket

    India lose their second wicket as Murali Vijay goes for 24 after being caught by Gary Ballance off Liam Plunkett's bowling. India are 49-2 after a slow start to the second Test at Lord's.

    Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  77. Football

    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is hoping for another decent crowd when they host Dutch side Groningen in the Europa League qualifying second round, first leg at Pittodrie later.

    "We were all pleasantly surprised at the club how many fans did turn up for the Daugava Riga game, over 15,000," said McInnes. "That probably suggests what the supporters feel about European football. A lot of our best nights as a club have come through European competition."

    Live coverage of the game is available on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW from 18:10 BST.

  78. The Open

    BBC Radio 5 live

    The 18th at Hoylake

    BBC Radio 5 live's Nicky Campbell is at Hoylake and tweeted this picture of the formidable 18th hole.

  79. Football

    Pakistan's national football team is set to tour India for a two-match series, officials have announced, as the two nations resume their rivalry after nine years. The last time the two sides met was in 2005 when India toured Pakistan for a three-match series which ended with one win apiece and a draw, though the hosts scored more goals.

  80. The Open

    Tiger Woods is now one under par after 12 holes at Hoylake, three shots off the lead. Brooks Koepka and Edoardo Molinari are in the clubhouse at four under, with Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler also sharing the lead still out on the course. Live text on the BBC website throughout the day.

  81. Football

    West Brom say they are in talks with Championship club Derby County over the sale of midfielder George Thorne.

    The player stayed behind when the Baggies set off for a pre-season tour to California earlier. If a deal can not be agreed then Thorne will link up with the rest of Alan Irvine's squad at a later date.

    "The club are in talks with Derby about George and while those negotiations continue it makes sense for him to remain at home," West Brom boss Irvine told the club's official website.

  82. Football

    League One side Leyton Orient sign goalkeeper Gary Woods following his departure from Watford. The 23-year-old, who did not make a senior appearances during a year with the Hornets, has signed a two-year deal with the O's.

  83. Formula 1

    Formula 1 championship leader Nico Rosberg has had to abandon plans to wear a special helmet decorated with the golden football World Cup trophy in his home German Grand Prix due to copyright issues.

  84. Cricket

    England batsman Gary Ballance will not face disciplinary action after being pictured shirtless in a bar following the drawn first Test against India.

  85. The Open

    Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler in round one at The Open

    Sergio Garcia rolls in a long putt at the 13th for his fifth birdie of the day and shares the lead at four under with American playing partner Rickie Fowler on day one of The Open Championship at Hoylake. Follow the live text on the BBC website throughout the day.

  86. Rugby League

    Widnes winger Declan Hulme signs a 12-month contract extension and graduates in sport and exercise science from Edge Hill University.

  87. Cricket

    South Africa batsman JP Duminy makes a century on day two of the first Test with Sri Lanka in Galle. The tourists declare on 455-9 with Duminy 100 not out, his fourth Test hundred.

  88. Rugby Union

    Former Ireland international Simon Easterby leaves his post as Scarlets coach to join the Ireland coaching set-up. The 38-year-old will begin his role in October.

  89. Cricket

    James Anderson is congratulated by his England team-mates after taking a wicket against India

    OptaJim: James Anderson is now the leading Test wicket-taker in England, with 230 in 103 innings.

    India are 15-1 at Lord's after Anderson claimed the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan. Live text commentary now on the BBC Sport website.

  90. Football

    Daily Mirror chief sports writer Oliver Holt: Fifa world rankings look pretty accurate to me. Certainly don't think England can have any complaints about being 20th. Generous if anything.

  91. The Open

    Tiger Woods at Hoylake

    Sergio Garcia joins a large group sharing the lead at three under on day one of The Open Championship at Hoylake. Garcia chips in from off the green at the 11th to join the leaders including Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler. Tiger Woods (pictured taking a drop at the third) is one over at the turn. Live coverage now on BBC Two and live text on the BBC website.

  92. Football

    Times northern football writer James Ducker: Manchester City's sponsorship deal with Nissan will be worth more than £20m over five years. Big contract in automotive sector."

  93. Football

    Manchester City secure a five-year sponsorship deal with Japanese automaker Nissan, the Premier League champions announce.

    Financial terms of the deal, announced at Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, were not disclosed, but City called it the "most significant of its type in the Premier League".

  94. Get involved

    Steven Fenn: The Fifa rankings are pointless as they favour nations who play the most games e.g. in South America.

    Dom Breslin: Important for England to improve their ranking quickly or qualifying for Russia 2018 could be tough.

    PrimaryFS: I think 20th flatters England.

  95. Cricket

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    James Anderson claims the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan, caught at third slip by Gary Ballance for seven in the third over of the second Test at Lord's. India 11-1. Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and Radio 4 LW.

  96. Football

    Watford sign Ecuador right-back Juan Carlos Paredes from Granada on a five-year contract.

    The 27-year-old, who has 41 caps, played every minute of his country's World Cup campaign in Brazil as they finished third in Group E.

  97. Rugby League

    Relegated Super League club London Broncos bring full-back Oscar Thomas back to the club.

    The 20-year-old, who initially joined the Broncos from West London Sharks at the age of 12 before moving to London Skolars, re-joins from a spell in rugby union with London Irish on a contract running to the end of the 2015 season.

  98. Get involved

    Max Dang Vu via Facebook: France are back in the top 10 of Fifa's rankings. They deserve it after a good World Cup. Can't wait to see how they play in Euro 2016.

    Laura Tickle via Facebook: England women are 8th in their rankings...Seems we've got a new best national team to watch.

    Graham Roberts via Facebook: That's possibly the first Fifa ranking for England I agree with. Let's hope this changes the mindset of those in charge and the fans to allow the necessary changes to begin.

  99. Football

    West Ham's current crest and stadium (top); and vision of the future (below)

    West Ham United announce that fans have voted in favour of adopting the club's updated crest design before a move to the Olympic Stadium.

    The redesign proposes a castle, linked to its current Boleyn Ground home, is removed, and the word 'London' added underneath.

  100. The Open

    Rory McIlroy collects his second birdie of the day and he is only one off the lead now at two under in the early stages of round one at The Open. Sweden's Robert Karlsson is the clubhouse leader after an opening 69. Live coverage now on BBC Two and live text on the website.

  101. Football

    Borussia Dortmund sign Germany defender Matthias Ginter from Bundesliga rival Freiburg. The 20-year-old defender, who was part of Germany's 23-man World Cup-winning squad but did not play in Brazil, has signed a five-year deal through to June 2019.

  102. Pre-season

    West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster (centre)

    West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster (centre) has tweeted a picture of himself and his team-mates on their way to California for a pre-season tour.

    The Baggies, who will based in Sacramento, will spend 11 days in the United States and play two games.

    They start the Premier League campaign under new manager Alan Irvine at home to Sunderland on 16 August.

  103. Cricket

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    The wicket at Lord's

    England win the toss and decide to bowl on a noticeably green wicket at Lord's for the second Test with India. Live commentary on BBC Test Match Special on Radio 5 live sports extra and Radio 4 LW.

  104. Cricket

    England and India name unchanged teams for the second Test at Lord's.

  105. Rugby League

    Hull KR sign Huddersfield's Papua New Guinea international Jason Chan on loan to the end of the season, the club announce.

  106. Get involved

    Wilson: England are lucky only to be 20th in the Fifa rankings. Nothing good happened for them at the World Cup, and nothing good will happen unless Roy Hodgson changes.

    Jonny NotRight: Agree with England 20th, they'd struggle to beat most above them, but Greece 13th?

    Stuart Schembri: The rankings are accurate in a way and a fair reflection, but the actual calculations undertaken are too complicated.

    England have dropped to 20th in the Fifa rankings. How important are they and are they an accurate reflection? Tweet #bbcsportsday or post a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  107. The Open

    Tiger Woods collects his first birdie of this year's Open Championship and gets back to one over after five holes. Keep up to date with the live text on the BBC website.

  108. Cricket

    It's tea on day two of the first Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Galle. The South Africans, who won the toss in the first match under the new captaincy of Hashim Amla, are 414-8, JP Duminy unbeaten on 72.

  109. Football

    Blackpool manager Jose Riga, who was only appointed 37 days ago, could leave the Championship club before the start of the season, the Blackpool Gazette reports.

    It is claimed Riga and chairman Karl Oyston are locked in a stand-off over the club's transfer policy.

    The report adds: "While reports Riga had quit the club last night are wide of the mark, the Gazette understands his position is far from safe, with Oyston fast running out of patience."

    If Riga is sacked before the season begins he would break Michael Appleton's 65-day record for the shortest managerial reign in Blackpool's history.

  110. The Open

    BBC Radio 5 live

    The Open Championship

    BBC commentator Conor McNamara is out on the course for BBC Radio 5 live, who also have coverage throughout the day and he has tweeted this delightful picture.

  111. Tour de France

    American Andrew Talansky withdraws from the Tour de France before today's 12th stage because of the cumulative effects of several crashes, his Garmin-Sharp team confirm.

  112. Get involved

    Jamie Yoxen: Ranking shows recent trend in performance. England down, Scotland up reflects results. England in 30s by 2018 World Cup.

    Jamie D Clarke: There were 32 teams who are better than Scotland in the World Cup, so 27th is not an accurate reflection.

    Harriet Butler: Not sure how Brazil only dropped four places to seventh after friendlies and conceding most goals.

  113. Cricket

    Former England batting coach Graham Gooch with some thoughts on Alastair Cook's lack of runs. "He is not just in a run of bad form; opposition teams have worked out how to bowl to him to stop him scoring, to stop him playing shots," Gooch says.

    "It is a challenge he has got now and it is up to him to find a way to combat what the opposition are doing to him. He can do it, though."

  114. Post update

    BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew: "It's the greenest pitch I've seen at Lord's…and, more relevant, the greenest Tuffers has seen here." TMS has live commentary of the second Test from 10:25 BST.

  115. Pre-season

    Burnley players in pre-season training

    Burnley are preparing for life in the Premier League in Austria at a ground which has been used by Arsenal in the past.

    The Clarets, promoted from the Championship, are based in the picturesque Austrian town of Bad Waltersdorf as the countdown to their opening game at home to Chelsea on 18 August continues.

    "You can't sit still and just look at what you've done, it is about what you do next," Clarets manager Sean Dyche tells Burnley's website.

  116. Canoeing

    Olympic champion Etienne Stott has joined forces with Mark Proctor, following the retirement of Olympic crewmate Tim Baillie, with the new pair planning their campaign for the Rio 2016 Games.

  117. Get involved

    So England drop 10 places to 20th - just seven places above Scotland - in the Fifa world rankings. Are the rankings an accurate reflection? Do they mean anything?

    Wales are 44th and Northern Ireland are 89th. How much attention should Roy Hodgson, Gordon Strachan, Chris Coleman and Michael O'Neill pay to the rankings?

    Tweet #bbcsportsday or post a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  118. Football

    BBC News sports correspondent Natalie Pirks: England down to 20th in Fifa world rankings, Costa Rica 16th. Remember how we thought they'd be the whipping boys in group?

  119. The Open

    Tiger Woods bogeys his opening hole in The Open Championship at Hoylake. Playing partner Henrik Stenson also takes five. Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth tee off at 09:26 BST. Live coverage is on BBC Two now and you can follow all the action with the BBC website's live text.

  120. Football

    England drop 10 places to 20th in the post-World Cup Fifa rankings following a disappointing tournament in Brazil.

    Four-time world champions Germany lead the table for the first time in around 20 years, followed by Argentina and Netherlands.

    Scotland remain 27th, with Wales dropping three places to 44th, Republic of Ireland remaining 70th and Northern Ireland up one to 89th.

  121. Cricket

    More from the inimitable Geoffrey Boycott ahead of this morning's second Test at Lord's. On the subject of England captain Alastair Cook's batting troubles he says: "I think that if Cook doesn't get any runs at Lord's then he should step down himself. He should put the team before himself.

    "Go back to Essex, make some runs, then come back and bat and captain the side again. It should be about England and he should be big enough to say 'I'm a distraction here, I'm not good for the team just for the minute.'"

  122. Post update

    Former England opener Geoffrey Boycott has been giving his forthright views to the BBC's Today programme this morning and says of the James Anderson-Ravindra Jadeja controversy: "Captains could put a stop to all this (sledging), so could coaches, the managing sirector Paul Downton - to say, 'Cut it out. We're not into what other teams do.'

    "It's just an unnecessary thing that goes on. The modern day cricketer thinks it's normal; he thinks it went on forever: it didn't. I played those four West Indian quicks, some of the greatest of all time - they never once swore at me.

    "And then it boils over to pushing and shoving, eyeball confrontation and nobody puts a stop to it. Nobody has the nous to say 'we don't need this; we need to win matches by batting and bowling better.'"

  123. Cricket


    BBC TMS captures England coach Peter Moores assessing the pitch at Lord's for the second Test with India, which begins at 11:00 BST. They are on air at 10:25 on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and Radio 4 LW.

  124. The Open

    Tiger Woods has begun his first round, with an iron off the tee under clear blue skies and light breezes at Hoylake. Follow his progress on BBC Two and on the BBC website.

  125. Cricket

    Following the publication in some of Thursday's newspapers of pictures of England's Gary Ballance shirtless in a Nottingham bar following last week's drawn Test against India, head coach Peter Moores says he will be reminding players of their responsibilities.

    "I am aware that some of the England players were caught on camera relaxing after the conclusion of the recent Trent Bridge Test match," he said.

    "As the players had been released at the end of the first Test and were not due to meet up to begin preparations for the second Test until Monday evening, and there were no suggestions of impropriety there is no need for any disciplinary action.

    "I will however be reminding all players of their responsibilities to uphold the best possible image for England."

  126. Golf

    Action is continuing at the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool with Tom Watson, Darren Clarke and Luke Donald all out on the course and Paul Casey and Tiger Woods out shortly.

    You can follow the latest on the BBC Sport website and there will be live coverage on BBC Two and BBC Radio 5 live from 09:00.

  127. Football

    Real Madrid have announced that they have signed Germany World Cup winner Toni Kroos.

    Toni Kroos

    The 24-year-old midfielder, who joins from Bayern Munich, was also reported to be a target of Manchester United.

  128. Football

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists the club did everything they could to keep hold of Luis Suarez prior to his move to Barcelona.

    Luis Suarez

    "He wanted to go and play in Spain, and unfortunately when a player no longer wants to play for you, we need as a club to look at it," said Rodgers.

    "It was his decision for him to go, he's gone to Barcelona, a club he wanted to play for and now we'll move on.

    "I'm not sure if he would have gone regardless of the World Cup. But I never felt that towards the end of the season, and likewise he never said he would give us another year either. He had obviously signed a new deal so we had that."

  129. Football

    Ron Vlaar

    Here are some of the stories from today's football gossip.

    Harry Redknapp has made Aston Villa centre-half Ron Vlaar, 29, a £4m target for QPR. (Birmingham Mail)

    Liverpool are ready to compete with Tottenham over 21-year-old Swansea left-back Ben Davies. (Daily Star)

    Chelsea are prepared to sell Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi, 27, as they plan a move for Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, 27, who is also a target for Arsenal. (Daily Express)

  130. Football

    Newcastle United have signed French forward Emmanuel Riviere from Monaco on a "long-term contract".

    The 24-year-old, who won 15 caps for France's under-21 side and has scored 40 goals in 161 league appearances, arrives for an undisclosed fee, reported to be about £5m.

    Riviere becomes Newcastle's fifth signing of the summer after Remy Cabella, Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback and Siem de Jong.

  131. Cricket

    A maiden test half-century from wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock saw South Africa move to 331-7 at lunch on the second day of the first test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

    De Kock struck six fours in his innings of 51 off 90 balls before he was out to a sharply turning ball from Dilruwan Perera which he edged to Mahela Jayawardene at slip.

    At the break, JP Duminy was unbeaten on 22 with Vernon Philander on three.

  132. Golf

    Action is already under way at the 143rd Open Championships at Royal Liverpool.

    England's David Howell got action at Hoylake underway at 0625 alongside former Open champion David Duval and Sweden's Robert Karlsson.

    You can follow the latest via the BBC Sport website.

  133. Football

    Later on today we will hear from new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal but before then there is plenty of sporting action on the menu.

  134. Sportsday Live

    Good morning and welcome to another Sportsday Live from the BBC Sport Centre.