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  1. Post update

    Right, it is time for us to head back into the Sportsday clubhouse after another gruelling day on the course. We will be back on Monday for all the latest football transfers, but in the meantime you should head over to live text commentary of golf's Open Championship.

    There's also cricket action from the second Test between England and India at Lord's, the latest stages of Tour de France and the German Grand Prix in Formula One. That little lot means you have got no excuse but to be glued to the BBC Sport website over the weekend. Enjoy!

  2. Football

    World governing body Fifa lifts the suspension that prevented Nigeria from taking part in all international competitions.

    Fifa punished the African country after its government replaced the Nigeria Football Federation board with a sole administrator.

    The nation met Fifa's conditions to lift the ban on Thursday when a regional high court quashed an order stopping the NFF board from office.

  3. Water Polo

    Great Britain's women's team lose 11-5 to the Netherlands in the European Championships, in what could be their last tournament.

    UK Sport has cut the funding to water polo, meaning the team will be disbanded unless a successful campaign leads to qualification for the World Championships in 2015. GB lost 9-7 to Greece in their first group game in Budapest, Hungary.

  4. Football

    Uefa has changed the rules on yellow cards to make it harder for players to be suspended for the Champions League and Europa League finals.

    The European governing body has decided that yellow cards accrued will be wiped out after the quarter-final stage.

    Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso missed last season's Champions League final after picking up a third caution in the semi-final against Bayern Munich.

  5. Horse Racing

    Ana O'Brien, the daughter of trainer Aidan, will become the first female jockey to ride in the Irish Oaks at the Curragh on Saturday.

    The 18-year-old has been booked to ride outsider Beyond Brilliance, one of five runners trained by her father.

    Her brother Joseph will be on stablemate Tapestry, with Ryan Moore riding Marvellous.

  6. Football

    League One Port Vale sign midfielderMichael O'Connor on a one-year contract after leaving promoted Rotherham United.

  7. Tennis

    British number three James Ward is out of the Claro Open Colombia after suffering a straight-sets defeat to Jimmy Wang.

    World number 152 Ward was aiming to reach his first ATP Tour quarter-final since Queen's Club three years ago after advancing through the first round when Matt Ebden retired from their match while trailing 6-4 3-0 on Wednesday.

    But the 27-year-old Londoner could not get through the second round as Wang broke him four times on the way to a 6-3 6-1 victory.

  8. Football

    Liverpool forward Iago Aspas joins La Liga club Sevilla on a season-long loan after passing a medical with the Europa League champions.

    The deal gives the Spanish side the option of offering the 26-year-old a three-year permanent contract once the loan deal expires.

    Aspas joined Liverpool from Celta Vigo last summer for a fee of £7m. But the Spaniard made only 14 appearances for the Reds - nine of them as a substitute - and scored just one goal.

  9. Football

    League One side Crawley Town sign West Ham's 21-year-old goalkeeper Raphael Spiegel on a one-month loan deal.

    The Switzerland Under-21 international joined the Hammers in 2012 but is yet to make his debut.

  10. Football

    Manchester United keeper David De Gea and Juan Mata

    Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea posts a picture of himself and Juan Mata on his Twitter account aboard the team plane as Louis van Gaal's side prepare to fly to the United States for a pre-season tour.

    But will United take off under Van Gaal's leadership?

  11. Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg in second practice at the German Grand Prix, but Red Bull appear to have edged closer to Mercedes.

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was third fastest and only 0.102 seconds slower than Hamilton, with Rosberg 0.024 seconds adrift of his Mercedes team-mate.

    Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was fourth fastest and unusually ahead of team-mate Fernando Alonso down in ninth.

  12. Football

    Leicester City sign defender Louis Rowley from Manchester United on a one-year-deal.

    Rowley, 19, usually operates at left-back but impressed in a central midfield role for United's Under-21 side last season.

    He is the second United player to move to the newly-promoted Premier League side this summer after striker Jack Barmby made the switch in May.

  13. Football

    One of Manchester United's multi-million pound summer signings was sat on the bench this week - at Welsh minnows Colwyn Bay.

    Of course, Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera, who has joined the Premier League side for £24m from Athletic Bilbao was not primed for action.

    He was in north Wales to watch his cousin Edu Silva, who was on trial for the home side against Wrexham in a pre-season friendly.

  14. Cricket

    Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff says he will not play for Lancashire against Derbyshire in the T20 Blast at Old Trafford tonight.

    "Devastated I'm not playing tonight, gone in the calf! Onwards and upwards I will be back though. No one said it would be easy," he says on Twitter.

  15. Football

    Blackpool fans

    Blackpool fans vote for action against chairman Karl Oyston at the first official meeting of the Blackpool Supporters Trust. Since the end of last season, 27 players have left, including Thomas Ince, while the club have cancelled their pre-season trip to Spain to concentrate on player recruitment.

    Read more about Blackpool's troubles by BBC Sport's Steve Canavan.

  16. Football

    Former Leeds United, Tottenham and Wigan midfielder Michael Brown joins League One side Port Vale on a one-year contract.

    The 37-year-old left Championship side Leeds when his contract expired at the end of last season.

    Vale manager Micky Adams has also signed ex-Tranmere Rovers, Motherwell and Coventry City midfielder Steve Jennings, 29, for next season.

  17. Football


    Manchester United's home from tonight to next Wednesday, when they play LA Galaxy. Made famous by the film 'Pretty Woman'.

  18. Football

    BBC Sport's Simon Stone: Anderson has a calf injury hence his absence from Manchester United's squad to the USA. Not sure re James Wilson, although the reserves have four games when the first team is away.

  19. Commonwealth Games

    Scotland's Michael Jamieson believes he can use the pressure of swimming at a home Commonwealth Games to his advantage in the quest for Glasgow gold.

    "Athletes go one of two ways in the major competitions," says the Olympic and Commonwealth silver medallist.

    "You either thrive in that atmosphere, or you don't enjoy it and you're not able to get the best out of yourself. I've performed well in the last few years and I've shown that I can handle everything that comes with it."

    The Commonwealth Games opening ceremony takes place on 23 July.

  20. Cricket

    International Cricket Council chief executive Dave Richardson claims India indulged in "gamesmanship" and were "in the driving seat" during negotiations over the controversial restructure of the governing body.

    "There was gamesmanship, certainly some people have more influence than others and more authority," Richardson tells BBC's Test Match Special.

    "Certainly India are in the driving seat when it comes to being in a good position at the negotiating table, bearing in mind their tours of every country are the extreme revenue generators."

  21. Football

    Port Vale have been served with a winding-up petition by Revenue & Customs (HMRC) over an unpaid tax bill, reports BBC Radio Stoke. Manager Micky Adams led the side to ninth place in League One last season, 13 points outside the play-off places.

  22. Golf

    Bryden Macpherson

    Australia's Bryden Macpherson signs off from the British Open with a round of 80 - a 10-stroke overnight improvement.

    The 23-year-old was rock bottom after hitting a first round 90 at Hoylake on Thursday, the worst round seen at the Open since 1999.

    "Well, today was better," Macpherson tells reporters. "I actually hit the ball in play. Today was the not the best of my ability, but it was certainly a lot closer."

    Follow our live text commentary for all the latest from Hoylake.

  23. Football

    Russia team captain Roman Shirokov joins Spartak Moscow as a free agent, club owner Leonid Fedun says.

    The 33-year-old midfielder, who missed the World Cup finals in Brazil due to injury, has moved to the capital from St Petersburg where he had spent six years playing for Zenit.

  24. Cricket

    Another wicket spells bad news for England. Ian Bell is the latest to go, leaving the home side toiling on 70-3 in reply to India's 295.

    Dive over to our live text commentary for the latest from Lord's.

  25. Golf

    It's Tiger time. Fourteen-time Major winner Tiger Woods has just teed off at the Open - pulling his opening drive into thick rough on the left.

    See how the American fares from the long stuff in our live text commentary.

  26. On this day - 1997

    Paul Ince

    Can you remember what you were doing 17 years ago? Former England midfielder Paul Ince probably can - he was signing for Liverpool from Inter Milan in a £4.2m deal.

  27. Latest football gossip

    Arturo Vidal

    Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal insists he will decide where his future lies when he returns to Italy for pre-season training.

    The Chilean international, 27, has been linked with a move to either Manchester United or Real Madrid.

    "It's difficult to speak of other teams when you are already at a top club," Vidal is quoted as saying to Chilean newspaper La Cuarta. "I have won the Serie A title three times and I respect my team-mates.

    "I have heard about the interest shown by Real Madrid and Manchester United in me but it is my agent who deals with this."

  28. Latest football gossip

    Stoke City hope to tie up the £4.5m signing of Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi, reports the Daily Mirror.

    The Morocco winger, 25, enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Potters last season.

    Stoke boss Mark Hughes is also keen on signing Barcelona's Bojan Krkic on loan and Norwich's England Under-21 winger Nathan Redmond.

  29. Golf

    Sir Nick Faldo

    Six-time major winner Sir Nick Faldo is celebrating his 57th birthday today - and he is spending the special day at Hoylake. The Englishman, who has won the Open on three occasions, shot a four-over par round of 76 on Thursday and tees off again at 15:11 BST.

    Find out if he can celebrate in style by following our live text commentary from the Open.

  30. Football

    Times football writer James Ducker: Anderson not going on Manchester United's tour as suspected. Curtains for him. Pound for pound (no jokes now) one of Ferguson's worst ever buys (£25m!)

  31. Football

    Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp says he wants to see England develop their own brand of football and believes he could offer some guidance if approached by the Football Association.

    There has been a clamour for England to adopt the approach set out by World Cup winners Germany, who drew plenty of plaudits for how they played their football.

    "How do we play the game, what is the England style of play? Everyone should play the same way, under-17s and under-18s, we should be playing in the same way," says Redknapp. "I see people getting involved coaching England's younger teams and are they people who want to play football? I don't think they are."

  32. Football

    Midfielder Anderson is left out of Manchester United's pre-season tour to the United States. New signings Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera are included in Louis van Gaal's25-man squad.

    The Reds will play four matches, beginning with a match against LA Galaxy on 23 July, AS Roma in Denver (26 July), Inter Milan in Washington DC (29 July) and Real Madrid in Michigan (2 August).

    Tour 2014 squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Amos, Johnstone, Rafael, Evans, Smalling, Jones, Shaw, Blackett, M Keane, James, Herrera, Cleverley, Fletcher, Young, Zaha, Kagawa, Mata, Valencia, Nani, Lingard, Welbeck, Rooney, W Keane.

  33. Get involved

    Sam Robinson: Kevin Phillips to Sunderland for £325,000. Still the only Englishman to win the European Golden Boot.

    Stephen Whittle: £30,000 for Neil Harris, Millwall got an absolute bargain.

  34. Rugby Union

    New Zealand will play a historic Test match in Samoa in 2015.

    The All Blacks have never before played a Test in the Pacific Islands.

    The fixture was announced by Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, who said the match would take place on 8 July next year.

  35. Get involved

    After ex-England captain Rio Ferdinand was snapped up by QPR for nothing, we've been asking about your club's best bargain buy over the years.

    Paul Atkinson: Nicolas Anelka? £500,000, delighted Arsenal fans getting the Double with his goals in 97-98, sold for over £22m. Great business.

  36. Rugby Union

    South Africa's Eastern Province suspend club rugby matches this weekend as referees down whistles in protest at escalating abuse from the stands.

    Match officials have complained at what they see as escalating verbal and physical harassment from spectators, which at times has left them having to be protected by players.

    "We initially received a notification from the Referees Society that they were downing tools due to the ongoing harassment that their members were exposed to at club games," EPRU President Cheeky Watson tells South Africa's Sport24.

  37. Football

    John Ryan, the businessman who was set to take over Doncaster Rovers with One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson, says the deal is off.

    A statement released on Thursday, purporting to be sent on behalf of the Tomlinson Ryan Trust, said the deal was "in serious doubt" because of issues with the crowd-funding initiative. He said the deal has collapsed over a lack of Football League approval.

    "The statement is a fabrication," Ryan told BBC Radio Sheffield. "It is an unauthorised version of the truth."

  38. Europa League

    Elsewhere in the third qualifying draw, Aberdeen's return leg against previous round opponents Groningen takes greater significance - with a glamour trip to Spanish side Real Sociedad awaiting the winner. The Dons go to the Netherlands with a goalless draw from Thursday's home leg.

    Scottish Cup winners St Johnstone will face Georgia's Zestafoni or Slovakia's Spartak Trnava if they beat Swiss side Luzern. The pair drew 1-1 in Thursday's first leg.

    Motherwell, who drew 2-2 in their first leg against Icelandic side Stjarnan, could play Polish side Lech Poznan or Nomme Kalju of Estonia.

  39. Formula 1

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer at Hockenheim

    "Susie Wolff impressed on her run for Williams in first practice at the German Grand Prix. The Brit was 15th, just 0.227 seconds slower than team-mate Felipe Massa, an 11-time grand prix winner.

    "Wolff hit trouble on her first lap, struggling back to the pits with the car stuck in gear, but the team managed to get her out for her to complete a consistent programme.

    Mercedes' Nico Rosberg set the pace, ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton."

  40. Commonwealth Games

    One of the two members of the Cameroon Commonwealth Games team who went missing from Aberdeen has been traced - in London.

    Police Scotland says that, while one of the wrestlers is known to be "safe and well", "enquiries are continuing to locate the other athlete."

    The wrestlers, aged 26 and 31, were reported missing from their base near Aberdeen Sports Village on Wednesday.

  41. Europa League draw

    Dig out those passports Hull fans - you're going to either Slovakia or Serbia. The Tigers will face either Slovakia's AS Trencin or FK Vojvodina of Serbia in the Europa League third qualifying round.

    And it is likely to be Slovakia, with Trencin holding a 4-0 advantage from the first leg. Hull boss Steve Bruce is a man who had plenty of European experience during his Manchester United playing days, but even he will be scanning the map after this draw...

  42. Football

    New Besiktas signing Demba Ba: Thanks to all at Chelsea for the very good moments we've had together. Special mention to my bro Eden Hazard. I love you man. You are the best."

  43. Cricket

    Sam Sheringham

    BBC Sport at Lord's

    "For the duration of Cook's innings, just about every seat in the house was occupied, as if the crowd felt that by remaining still and focused, they could incite Cook to do the same. His dismissal sparks a mini-exodus, reminiscent of a football crowd when their team are 3-0 down with 10 minutes to go.

    "I'm sure the Lord's faithful will be back, but one or two clearly need a breather and a stiff drink to get over the shock and disappointment of another failure for the England captain."

  44. Europa League draw

    Hull City v AS Trencin or FK Vojvodina

    Real Sociedad v Aberdeen/FC Groningen

    Motherwell/Stjarnan v Nomme Kalju/Lech Poznan

    Zulte Waregem/Zawisza Bydgoszcz v Derry City/Shakhtyor Soligorsk

    Luzern/St Johnstone v Zestafoni/Spartak Trnava

    Torino v IF Brommapojkarna/Crusaders

    FC Astana/Hapoel Tel-Aviv v Linfield/AIK Solna

    The two-legged ties will be played on 31 July and 7 August.

  45. Football

    Yaya Toure says he is staying at Manchester City. The 31-year-old threw his future at the Premier League champions into doubt by backing up his agent's claims that the club's wealthy owners showed him a lack of respect on his 31st birthday.

    But the Ivory Coast midfielder tells Sky Sports News: "I'm staying and I'm very happy. There's been lots of speculation and people were sending me away. The team is preparing well and we will try and do it again next season."

  46. Europa League draw

    While Hull know they will definitely play in the third qualifying round as a seeded team, several other clubs from Scotland and Northern Ireland could join them.

    Scottish Premiership trio St Johnstone, Motherwell and Aberdeen, Irish Premiership pair Crusaders and Linfield, League of Ireland side Derry City, are also in the third-round qualifying draw.

    Ready? The draw is about to begin.

  47. Pre-season

    Rio Ferdinand training with QPR

    Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand is all smiles as he trains with his new Queens Park Rangers team-mates on Friday. Ferdinand, who previously played under QPR manager Harry Redknapp at West Ham, has signed a one-year deal at the Premier League club.

  48. Football

    Demba Ba (left)

    Turkish club Besiktas announce the signing of Chelsea striker Demba Ba in a deal worth £4.7m. Ba arrived in Istanbul on Wednesday to undergo a medical and pose with the number nine jersey he will wear next season.

    The 29-year-old former Newcastle forward only started 23 of his 51 appearances for the Blues, scoring 14 goals as he found himself third choice behind Samuel Eto'o and Fernando Torres.

  49. Europa League draw

    Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor, who made 40 appearances in the Champions League, Uefa Cup and Europa League at Rangers, says the draw could hand them a tricky trip as they aim to reach the Europa League group stage.

    "It really depends where the draw sends you and I had the best of both worlds," he said. I've experienced qualifying and not qualifying and it's definitely difficult to go away to some of these places.

    "I'm not so sure our first qualifier will be so glamorous, but we're seeded so that might make it a bit better."

    Stay tuned to Sportsday for live updates from the draw.

  50. Europa League draw

    Exciting times for Hull City fans - about 15 minutes until they find out who their side will face in their first European adventure.

    The Tigers qualified for the Europa League by reaching last season's FA Cup final, where they finished as runners-up to Arsenal.

  51. Football

    Derby County signing Ivan Calero

    Derby Countyannounce the signing of Spanish youth international midfielder Ivan Calero, who left La Liga champions Atletico Madrid last month. Calero has signed a two-year contract, with the option of a further year.

    The 19-year-old has spent the last two seasons playing for Atletico's B team, and was involved with Diego Simeone's first-team in 2013, after being called up for a Europa League match.

  52. Get involved #mysportingmomento

    Emon Keshavarz: After Jason Leonard's last Quins game, I picked up his head tape and took it home. My mum made me bin it...

    Rachel Snook: A patch of Bristol Rovers's old ground Eastville has moved twice with my brother!

  53. Get involved #MySportingMemento

    After Bill Davies' bad luck at the Open (see below), we're asking for your stories about sporting mementos?

    Has a famous sportsperson given you a piece of memorabilia, or perhaps you have a piece of Wembley Stadium turf in your back garden?

    Get involved by using #MySportingMemento on Twitter.

  54. Golf

    Course marshal Bill Davies (left) receives a golf ball from Rickie Fowler (right)
    Image caption: Marshal Bill Davies receives a golf ball from Rickie Fowler after being struck by he American's shot on the 16th

    A course marshal was hit by two golf balls within an hour at the Open at Royal Liverpool on Thursday.

    Bill Davies was marshalling at the par-five 16th hole when he was hit on his leg by Rickie Fowler's ball, then on the shoulder by Charl Schwartzel's.

    He said: "I wasn't too bad, but having two detonating things happening to you within three quarters of hour, then you start worrying."

    Both golfers apologised to the marshal and gave him signed balls as a momento of the day.

  55. Football

    Daily Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter: Philipp Lahm retires from Germany. 113 caps, 5 goals, top left-back/right-back/defensive midfielder. Great role model and ... he lifted the World Cup.

  56. Football transfers

    Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp says he hopes the signing of Rio Ferdinand will persuade Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker to join the newly-promoted Premier League club.

    The Hoops have agreed a fee for 22-year-old Caulker, who has won one cap for England. But Redknapp says the player is also considering other offers.

    "He's got a couple of other clubs interested in him but I think he feels if he was playing with Rio, it could help him get back into the England team," said Redknapp, who managed Caulker at Tottenham.

  57. Football

    Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul: Two Geordies on plane MH17 travelling to watch Newcastle United in New Zealand. RIP John Alder and Liam Sweeney. Our thoughts are with all the families.

  58. Football

    Newcastle Unitedrelease a statement expressing "great sadness" that two of their "most loyal" fans lost their lives on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 which crashed on Thursday afternoon in Eastern Ukraine.

    The two are named in the statement as John Alder and Liam Sweeney.

    "John and Liam were travelling out to New Zealand together to support Newcastle United in the forthcoming Football United Tour, which takes place next week in Dunedin and Wellington," adds the statement.

    "Both men were familiar faces at every Newcastle United away game and attended not only first team games but reserve and academy matches too."

  59. Champions League draw

    Legia Warsaw/St Patrick's Athletic v KR Reykjavik/Celtic

    Cliftonville/Debrecen v BATE Borisov/Skenderbeu

    Slovan Bratislava/The New Saints v Sheriff/ FK Sutjeska

  60. Football

    The World Cup concluded less than a week ago and now attention is switching to the Uefa Champions League. The third qualifying round draw is under way in Zurich, with three UK clubs involved - Celtic, Cliftonville and The New Saints. All three must progress from their second qualifying round ties to take their place in the next phase.

  61. Cricket

    England's Ben Stokes (right) and James Anderson

    India add five runs to their overnight total of 290-9 against England before being bowled out for 295. Mohammed Shami is the last man out after being caught by Alastair Cook off Ben Stokes's bowling.

    Now all eyes are on Cook after his poor batting form.

    Follow our live text commentary for all the latest from Lord's.

  62. Cricket

    Sri Lanka fought back after losing the wicket of Upul Tharanga for 83 in the afternoon session to be 182-4 at tea on the third day of the first Test against South Africa, who posted 455-9 declared.

  63. Football

    Birmingham Cityrelease a statement after their friendly at Mansfield Town on Saturday is called off at late notice.

    It reads: "Following a renewed risk assessment by Nottinghamshire Police, safety concerns were raised by the authority and, as a result, the level of police resources deemed necessary to stage the fixture has meant that it is now not financially viable for either club to proceed."

  64. Football

    Philipp Lahm
  65. Football

    Former England captain Gary Lineker: Philipp Lahm has retired from international football. Thought he might have waited a while and attempted to go out on a high.

  66. Get involved

    After ex-England captain Rio Ferdinand was snapped up by QPR for nothing, we've been asking about your club's best bargain buy over the years. One man is a very popular suggestion from one half of Glasgow...

    Jordan Cairns: Henrik Larsson to Celtic for £650,000 what a bargain that was!

    Paul Clark: How about Henrik Larsson for £650,000? Great bargain, world class.

  67. Pre-season

    Leicester City

    Newly promoted Leicester City hope to pedal their way up the Premier League table when the season begins next month. Nigel Pearson's team have been preparing for their top-flight return at a training camp in Austria.

    They head home later to prepare for their first pre-season friendly next Tuesday against non-League Ilkeston - a far cry from the opening Premier League fixture at home to Everton on 16 August.

  68. Cricket

    Sunday Telegraph cricket correspondent Scyld Berry: Lord's is as humid this morning as Chepauk Stadium in Madras. India's swing bowlers might feel at home after England blew their opportunity.

  69. Golf

    Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey withdraws from the British Open because of a foot injury after seven holes of his second round.

    The five-time European Tour winner was three-over-par for his round and six-over for the tournament when he pulled out on Friday.

    Follow our live text commentary for all the latest from Hoylake.

  70. Football

    Germany's World Cup-winning skipper Philipp Lahm, who has retired from international football, rang DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach this morning to tell him that he was quitting the national team.

    "I very quickly realised that it was pointless trying to persuade him to reconsider his decision," says Niersbach.

    "He was not just a superb player for 10 years in the national team, but also a complete role model. I thanked him for everything that he's done for the DFB."

    The 30-year-old Bayern Munich player, who has won 113 caps, made his international debut in February 2004 in a 2-1 win over Croatia.

  71. Cricket

    Daily Telegraph cricket writer Nick Hoult: Biggest day of the summer so far for Alastair Cook. Needs runs badly and for team to fight back.

  72. Cricket

    England are warming up on the Lord's pitch ahead of the second day of the second Test against India. Alastair Cook's men will be looking to wrap up the tourists's innings quickly, with India resuming on 290-9.

    BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew says: "If England are honest, they will be disappointed with their performance on the first day. On a pitch tailor-made for seam bowling, they were absolutely right to field first, but they simply failed too often to bowl to the required line and length.

    "I was particularly baffled to see England refusing to have a short leg in place for the vast majority of the day. I was similarly dismayed to see England persist with trying to blast out tail-enders through short-pitched bowling."

    Read more of Jonathan's thoughts about the first day from Lord's on the BBC Sport website.

  73. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    The German Football Association (DFB) confirms that World Cup-winning skipper Philipp Lahm has ended his international career - less than a week after lifting the trophy.

  74. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    After ex-England captain Rio Ferdinand was snapped up by QPR for nothing, we've been asking about your club's best bargain buy over the years. Here's a few of your musings on Twitter:

    Ed: You don't get a bigger bargain than Seamus Coleman for £60k. Utter steal for the best full back in the league.

    Adam Collins: Best AVFC bargains have to be Dwight Yorke for £120k and Mark Bosnich for free.

    Varun: Peter Schmeichel, Denis Irwin and Steve Bruce for £750,000, £625,000 and £825,000 respectively. And most importantly "1.2m for Cantona.

  75. Football

    More on reports that Germany's World Cup winning captain Philipp Lahm is to retire from international football.

    German newspaper Bild says the 30-year-old Lahm will continue playing for Bayern Munich, where he renewed his contract until 2018 shortly before the World Cup.

    Bild did not give any specific reason for the decision, which could not be immediately confirmed with the team.

  76. Football

    So, Rio Ferdinand is set for a quick Old Trafford return with his new team Queens Park Rangers on 14 September after joining the London club on Thursday.

    "Congratulations on the move to QPR Rio. Thanks again for all those memories at Manchester United. See you on 14 September," tweeted Manchester United on Friday.

  77. Football

    Philipp Lahm

    Germany's World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm, 30, is to retire from international football, AFP is reporting. The Bayern Munich defender has played 113 times for Germany.

  78. Football

    Leicester are set to break their 14-year-old transfer record by signing Brighton striker Leonardo Ulloa for around £7m, reports BBC Radio Leicester.

    The Argentine has flown home from the Seagulls' pre-season tour of Spain and is expected to join the newly-promoted Premier League club later.

    Ulloa, 27, scored 16 goals in all competitions last season.

  79. Athletics

    With the Commonwealth Games around the corner, one British big-name athlete will be missing. Olympic gold medal-winning heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill ‏is not going to Glasgow - because she has just given birth to her first child.

    "Our beautiful baby boy Reggie Ennis-Hill was born yesterday. We couldn't be happier," tweeted the Sheffield-born athlete.

  80. Football

    Daily Star

    Manchester United are on their way to the United States with Louis van Gaal eager to get down to business with his new players. But what do Friday's English newspapers make of the Dutchman's first news conference in charge at Old Trafford?

    The Daily Star's back page headline (above) is 'Top Van', with chief sports writer Jeremy Cross writing: "Van Gaal excuded confidence and belief." The Independent's Ian Herbert writes: "Van Gaal's grasp of the finer points of the English may be a bit shaky, but his air of independence could scarcely have contrasted more with David Moyes's beginnings in the very same room, 377 days ago."

    The Times northern football writer James Ducker adds: "What really came across was Van Gaal's excitement about the job." And the Sun's Neil Custis writes: "Moyes looked like a kid whose Christmases had all come at once when he was introduced as Manchester United manager. Louis van Gaal is more like Santa himself."

  81. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    John Joseph Eke: As an Arsenal fan, I believe Arsenal need somebody like Alex Song in our defensive midfield position and Jackson Martinez in the striking position.

  82. Cycling

    On a similar theme, British rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has been banned for two years and stripped of his 2012 Tour of Britain title for an anti-doping violation.

    The International Cycling Union (UCI) imposed the suspension after finding discrepancies in the 29-year-old's biological passport.

    Team Sky responded by terminating Tiernan-Locke's contract "with immediate effect". He will be not be available to race again until 1 January 2016.

  83. Cycling

    Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong has talked with investigators about doping in the sport's past, says his attorney Elliot Peters.

    The American, 42, met the Cycling Independent Reform Commission for seven hours in Washington DC in May. "It was a very good meeting," claims Peters.

    Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005 and handed a lifetime ban over his use of performance-enhancing drugs in 2012.

  84. Football

    Louis van Gaal

    Fifty-nine days had passed since Louis van Gaal was named as the manager of Manchester United, but not until he addressed the media on Thursday did it truly feel like a new era had arrived at Old Trafford.

    BBC Sport's David Ornstein was there to run the rule over the Dutchman's first appearance as the new Manchester United boss.

  85. Get involved

    And with ex-England captain Rio Ferdinand being snapped up by QPR for nothing, why don't you tell us about your club's best bargain buy over the years? I'll start you off - Leeds United buying Lucas Radebe and Phil Masinga for a combined £250,000 fee in 1994. OK, Masinga hardly set the world alight but Radebe, after 200-plus appearances, was a steal.

    Tell us your thoughts using #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or by posting on our Facebook page.

  86. Get involved

    As always, Sportsday is simply not the same without your input. As we are heavily focusing on football transfers, that is a decent place to start. Happy with your club's business so far? Which positions do they need to beef up? Whoever you support, from Arsenal to Accrington, and Yeovil to York, we want to hear from you.

  87. Golf

    One man who is never short of attention on the golf course is Tiger Woods. The 14-time Major winner fired a three-under 69 at Hoylake, despite having played only one tournament since back surgery in March.

    BBC Sport chief sports writer Tom Fordyce was there to see whether the lure of the Tiger remains.

  88. Golf

    Rory McIlroy

    But, arguably, the biggest live action of the day takes place in north-west England - Hoylake, to be precise. The 143rd Open Championship began on Thursday, with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy sitting pretty on top of the first-round leaderboard.

    The early groups have already began their second rounds, with some of the big-names set to tee off in the next hour or so. As we speak, they will be limbering up on the practice ground and packing their sandwiches and sugary snacks into their bags. Probably. Follow our live text commentary for all the latest from Hoylake.

  89. Across the sporting world

    Of course, football transfers aren't everything. There's loads of action across the sporting world - and you can follow it all on the BBC Sport website. Over the course of today, we'll also be nudging you towards our live coverage of the second Test between England v India, stage 13 of the Tour de France and practice at the German Grand Prix as the Formula 1 season rolls on.

  90. Football

    Mathieu Debuchy

    Arsenal have completed the signing of right-back Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle for an undisclosed fee.

    The 28-year-old France defender has agreed a long-term contract with the Gunners.

    "He is a quality defender who has good Premier League experience and I'm confident he will fit in very well with us," said Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

  91. Football

    Toni Kroos joinms Real Madrid

    Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has moved to Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee on a six-year deal.

    Kroos, 24, was a key player for Germany as they beat Argentina 1-0 to win the World Cup and scored two goals during the competition in Brazil.

    He was presented at the Bernabeu on Thursday in front of hundreds of Real Madrid fans after undergoing a medical.

  92. Football

    Rio Ferdinand joins QPR

    Former England captain Rio Ferdinand joined Queens Park Rangers as a free agent after leaving Manchester United.

    The 35-year-old links up with manager Harry Redknapp, who he previously played under at West Ham, after signing a one-year deal at the Premier League club.

    "I had a lot of offers from all over the world but the draw for me was to play in the Premier League," he said. "It's not about money - I had loads of more lucrative offers available to me.

    "I still feel I've got something to offer and I'm excited about helping this club cement its place in the Premier League."

  93. Signed, sealed and delivered

    There were plenty of contracts signed, along with the obligatory 'holding the club shirt' photos, on Thursday. So we'll start the day with a quick run-down of the key deals that you might have missed...

  94. Post update

    It's that time of the year when football clubs are busy wheeling and dealing. Managers are constantly on the phone with their chairman, rival bosses and agents as they try to snap up the best players that they can afford. Then, once a deal is done, they share the news with the world. And that, my friends, is where Sportsday comes into its own. Stay with us for the next few hours as we bring you every move in the transfer market - cross those fingers for some 'done deals'!