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  1. Post update

    That's all from Sportsday for another day. See, it wasn't all that bad, was it? Actually, best not answer that.

    Anyway, thanks for your company and we'll be back tomorrow morning at 08:00 BST with more of the same.

  2. Burton to carry Scotland flag

    Commonwealth Games

    Judoka Euan Burton will carry Scotland's flag at Wednesday's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at Celtic Park.

    The 35-year-old, who missed out on a medal at London 2012, will compete in the -100kg category on Saturday 26 July and is also one of the team's coaches. His wife Gemma Gibbons will be representing England in the sport.

    Judo returns to the Commonwealth Games programme in Glasgow for the first time in 12 years.

    "It's a massive honour and a real privilege to lead your sport out," he said. "I'm very excited and proud.

    "Representing Scotland in a home games is something that is so difficult to put into words. When it is at home it is a bigger deal and a home multi-sport event is the pinnacle."

  3. Australian swimmers quietly confident

    Commonwealth Games

    Nick Hope

    BBC Sport in Glasgow

    Australian swimming press conference

    "Just witnessed a very un-Australian press conference delivered by some of the Aussie swim team, including world champions Cate Campbell & Christian Spenger, ahead of the Games.

    "Usually there's a bit of upbeat, excitable chat about winning medals and 'smashing the Brits' - not today - it was all about 'processes' and swimming 'best performances'.

    "The Australians, like the British, had a disappointing time in the pool at the London Olympics, but looked strong at last year's World Championships and will be expecting to top the medal standings in the pool."

  4. Fury 'not interested' in charge


    It is perhaps not the most contrite riposte to a misconduct charge but Tyson Fury insists he is "not interested" in how the British Boxing Board of Control deal with his angry outburst at a press conference last week to promote his rematch with Dereck Chisora.

    Tyson Fury

    Speaking this morning, Fury said: "They can charge me with whatever they want, it doesn't mean anything to me.

    "What do we suppose they are going to be doing - fining me or suspending me? I'm not interested. I pay the board their wages. Keep being mean to me, and I will look elsewhere to pay someone else some wages."

  5. Post update

    Will Steven Gerrard be missed? Not everyone thinks so...

    Barry Dixon: "To be fair, SG effectively retired as the ball sailed over his head in Brazil. Good player but not international level now."

    Mark Hampson: "Not so sad to see Gerrard retire from #ENG. Never truly delivered. Not alone in that category tho. Last #LFC hurrah 14/15 too."

    Alex Haworth: "Don't think anyone should retire from just internationals. You won't get called up if the country doesn't need you."

    Get involved at #bbcsportsday, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook.

  6. Skelhon wins world silver


    Britain's Matt Skelhon has clinched a silver medal in the IPC World Paralympic Shooting Championships in Germany.

    Skelhon, who won silver in the event at the London Paralympics, shot a total of 211.3 in the R3 10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed event but was beaten by Korea's Jinho Park who managed 211.9.

    It is Britain's third medal of the competition, which runs until Saturday.

  7. Football


    Phil McNulty

    BBC chief football writer

    Steven Gerrard's retirement from international football is the right decision for England, Liverpool and most importantly for a player who had earned the right to choose his own time of departure.

    Gerrard said he was "broken" by England's exit from the World Cup after only two games and he was never going to be involved in Euro 2016, should they qualify. He had, by his own standards, a disappointing campaign in Brazil and it was clear that the 34-year-old's influence at this level was waning, understandably with the passage of time, at this level.

    He may not have touched the same heights for country as he did for club, but Gerrard still made a fine contribution to several eras and the influence of a man proud to captain and play for England will be very hard for manager Roy Hodgson to replace.

  8. Post update

    Rio Ferdinand

    Former England defender

    Next England captain??? Gerrard has been an incredible player. Surpassing 100 caps is some achievement.

  9. Gerrard needed time to make retirement decision


    Roy Hodgson and Steven Gerrard

    England captain Steven Gerrard says he needed some time away from football after the World Cup before making the decision to end his international career.

    "The most important thing for me was to not make an emotional or rash decision," he said. "I was asked questions before, during and after the World Cup to make a decision on my future but it wasn't the right time.

    "The first time I have spoken to Roy [Hodgson] properly is this week. I tried to have an initial chat with him straight after the World Cup but I was too emotional to talk to him. I was still very upset with how the World Cup went."

  10. Post update

    More of your thoughts on who should replace Steven Gerrard as England captain. Keep them coming at #bbcsportsday, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook.

    Andrew Harvey: "Essential to find the man with the best leadership qualities with many years of national service to come, my money's on Hart"

    Sam Chapman: "Rooney will be the next England captain. I don't necessarily agree with it but he is the most likely and hyped player to get it."

    Simon MacRae: "New captain has to be Hart, Cahill or Wilshere - no one else has enough control and passion! And they are all long term players."

  11. 'This club will always remain in my heart'


    Patrice Evra says deciding to leave Manchester United is "the biggest decision of my career".

    The Frenchman, who joined the club from Monaco in January 2006, made 379 appearances and scored 10 goals during nine seasons at Old Trafford.

    "After a great deal of thought I have decided the time is right for me to leave Manchester United. It is the biggest decision of my career as this club is, and will always remain, in my heart."

  12. Evra leaves Man Utd for Juventus


    Patrice Evra celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Bayern Munich

    Patrice Evra has completed his move from Manchester United to Juventus. The French left-back has been at Old Trafford since 2006.

    Manchester United tweeted: "Patrice Evra has left #mufc to join Juventus. Everyone at the club would like to thank him for his many years of excellent service."

  13. Post update

    BBC Sportsday live is asking who should replace Steven Gerrard as England captain. Here are some of your early Twitter responses:

    Lauren Sacha: "I can't (and don't want to) see anyone else as captain for England. All either too young or not good enough."

    Amber Sway: "It will be hard for England to appoint a new captain as there are very few English captains within the Premier League."

    John McEnerney: "G.Cahill, top player in his position, key player for Eng for the next few years, playing in a top club & growing in2 a leader."

  14. Post update

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    Steven Gerrard has retired from international football. He's been a wonderful servant to his country. A great player who always gave all.

  15. Who should be the new England captain?


    Now that Steven Gerrard has retired from international duty, who do you think should replace him as England captain and why? Or does the identity of the captain even matter any more?

    Get involved at #bbcsportsday, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook.

  16. World Cup hangover or something more serious?

    Formula 1

    Formula One's leading team principals have called on supremo Bernie Ecclestone to investigate why fans stayed away in their droves over the course of the German Grand Prix weekend.

    Empty seats at Hockenheim

    History was made on Sunday as for the first time since the birth of the F1 world championship in 1950, a German driver in a German team won a race on home soil, with Nico Rosberg claiming victory in his Mercedes at Hockenheim.

    But after big crowds for the last three races at Canada, Austria and Silverstone, only 52,000 were at Sunday's race at a venue which has a capacity of 95,000.

    "It is difficult to understand in Germany," said Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. "The last three races have been absolutely packed - yet we come to Germany. Maybe they are all hungover from the World Cup."

  17. Cook standing firm


    It looks like Steven Gerrard will be the only England captain to stand down today, after Alastair Cook reiterated his desire to continue leading the national cricket team until the end of the summer.

    Cook's side crumbled to a 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's to extend their winless run to 10 matches and increase the pressure on the captain.

  18. Post update

    Phil McNulty

    BBC chief football writer

    Steven Gerrard retires from international football. Great contribution to England & good timing too after the World Cup. Those who questioned Gerrard's contribution to England never, ever came up with a better alternative. Always worthy of his place.

  19. Steven Gerrard announces international retirement


    Speaking on the FA website, England manager Roy Hodgson said:

    "While I'm disappointed in the decision, I can entirely understand Steven's situation and can have no complaints given the incredible service he has given to his country.

    "I must respect his wishes due to the discussions we have had and the amount of thought and consideration he himself has given it.

    "He is an incredible man and a fantastic footballer who we have all been blessed to see in an England shirt so often. We shall miss his leadership qualities as we look ahead to the qualification campaign with a youthful group of players."

  20. Steven Gerrard announces international retirement


    Speaking on the FA website, Steven Gerrard said:

    "I have enjoyed every minute of representing my country and it is a sad day for me knowing that I won't pull on the England shirt again.

    "However, I do look forward to continuing my strong relationship with the FA and helping out in any way I can going forward.

    "This has been a very difficult decision, one of the toughest I've had to make in my career. I have agonised over this since coming back from Brazil and have spoken to family, friends and people close to me in the game before coming to this point."

  21. BreakingBREAKING NEWS


    Steven Gerrard has retired from England duty after 14 years representing his country.

  22. India beat England in second Test


    Well, that's it all over as England collapse in spectacular style in the second Test at Lord's.

    For all the reaction to India's 95-run win, follow our live text commentary.

  23. Taking the shine off it


    Sporting trophies damaged in raucous celebrations, part 47...

    The embarrassed president of the German football association, Wolfgang Niersbach, has confessed that the replica of the World Cup trophy presented to the team after their victory over Argentina was damaged that evening in Rio.

    "A small piece was chipped off during the celebrations," he said. "But don't worry. We have specialists who can repair this.

    "We have investigated the incident thoroughly but we did not get a result from that investigation."

  24. Dundee make double signing


    Dundee have signed German duo Thomas Konrad and Luka Tankulic on two-year contracts.

    Defender Konrad, 24, and striker Tankulic, 23, had been on trial at Dens Park, with the latter scoring in a 2-0 friendly win over Manchester City.

  25. Post update

    Sergio Garcia: "Just short but what an amazing week again @The_Open. Congrats @McIlroyRory very much deserved! I'll try it again at Saint Andrews next year!"

  26. Jamieson ready for Glasgow Games

    Commonwealth Games

    Michael Jamieson

    Scottish swimmer and London 2012 silver medallist Michael Jamieson admits to feeling under some pressure ahead of his first race at Glasgow 2014 on Thursday.

    "I'm still not used to seeing all of the photos and billboards of me around the place but I feel privileged to be in that position," one of the Games' poster-boys told BBC Sport. "I've taken a lot of stick from the other swimmers on the team over it.

    "Everything has been building towards day one of the Games and I feel pressure but also a sense of responsibility being one of the seniors on the team. I want to take on that mantle and lead by example.

    "We have to try to show the younger athletes that it is just another competition and for them to enjoy it."

  27. Nicklaus and Woods hail McIlroy


    Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have both saluted Rory McIlroy's arrival into the pantheon of players to have won three of the sport's four majors.

    The 25-year-old Northern Irishman became the third youngest golfer in the modern era, after the two American greats, to achieve the feat after winning the Open Championship at Hoylake on Sunday.

    "I like his swagger," said Nicklaus. "I like the way he handles himself. I like his desire to be great. I like his desire to do the things he needs to do. I like that in a young guy. He's cocky in a nice way."

    Woods, who finished 69th of the 72 players who made the cut at Royal Liverpool, added: "The way Rory plays is pretty aggressively. When he gets it going, he gets it going."

  28. England struggle at Lord's

    From being 172-4 just before lunch, chasing 319, England are now in big trouble on 201-8 in the second Test against India at Lord's.

    Follow the latest on the BBC Sport website.

  29. Glasgow 2014 countdown

    Commonwealth Games

    The Commonwealth Games gets underway on Wednesday, with the opening ceremony at Celtic Park.

    But which event are you most looking forward to? And which athlete are you most looking forward to watching?

    Get involved at #bbcsportsday, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook.

  30. Cavendish keen for swift return

    Road Cycling

    Mark Cavendish receives treatment after his crash

    Mark Cavendish is keen to return to action before the end of the season after crashing out of the opening stage of the Tour de France two weeks ago.

    The 29-year-old from the Isle of Man suffered a shoulder injury in the crash in Harrogate and has since had an operation but was back on his bike on Sunday.

    "I wasn't pain free but I was OK," he said. "I'm just a bit weak on my right arm.

    "I don't know how long I'm going to be before I start racing, Obviously I can't be competing seriously until I can be guaranteed there's no more shoulder damage."

  31. Cricket: Yorkshire v Middlesex - Day 3, Lunch


    BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand:

    "Yorkshire couldn't have dreamed of a better morning as they moved from 29-1 overnight to 146-1 - a second innings lead of 167.

    "Alex Lees has 66, Kane Williamson 62 and, although batting has been easier today, Middlesex cannot afford for this lead to increase towards 300 in what has been a relatively low-scoring match to this stage."

    You can follow the latest commentary from Scarborough via the BBC Sport website.

  32. FA award points to Bristol Academy


    Bristol Academy have been awarded three points after Notts County Ladies allegedly failed to find a home venue for their Women's Super League game.

    The fixture was due to take place on 29 June but their Meadow Lane ground was not fit for use.

    The club claim they found an alternative venue at a non-league stadium in the area but it was not approved by the Football Association.

    Notts County, who have also been fined £500, said they plan to appeal the decision.

  33. England lose Ali


    At Lord's, England lose Moeen Ali to the last ball before lunch and are on 173-5, chasing 319 to win the second test against India with Joe Root on 52 not out.

    You can follow the latest on the BBC Sport website.

  34. Dixon proud of Games pins

    Commonwealth Games

    Nick Hope

    BBC Olympic sports reporter

    Matthew Dixon

    What is it about major events and pin collecting? Athletes go mad for it!

    England's 14-year-old diver Matthew Dixon has only been in the village for a few days but already has an impressive array of nations around his neck.

    Glasgow 2014 is the teenager's first major event and says his biggest surprise so far has been discovering all of his food is free!

  35. Post update

    Katarina Johnson-Thompson on Twitter after her Commonwealth Games withdrawal: "Just want to say a huge thanks to everyone that has tweeted me their support/wishes. I'm beyond gutted, but I know it's the right decision."

  36. Mata predicts silverware


    Juan Mata

    Midfielder Juan Mata thinks Manchester United will be challenging for silverware this year under Louis van Gaal.

    "It's the start of a new era for the club, with a new manager and players coming in," said the club's record signing.

    "I'm really happy with the manager's style of football and hopefully at the end of the season we can celebrate something, which would be amazing for him and for us.

    "We're focused on improving and trying to learn from the manager, to play at our best level during the season. The main idea is to play as a team and compete for titles."

  37. Hazel sympathises with Johnson-Thompson

    Commonwealth Games

    2010 Commonwealth Games heptathlon champion Louise Hazel on Katarina Johnson-Thompson's withdrawal from the Glasgow Games: "I'm really shocked and I know she will be disappointed and frustrated.

    "I question whether competing at the Diamond League in Glasgow a week ago was too much for her.

    "The event is now wide open."

  38. Rosenborg coach sacked after Sligo defeat


    Norwegian club Rosenborg have sacked coach Per Joar Hansen after losing 2-1 at home to Irish outfit Sligo Rovers in their Europa League qualifying match.

    Hansen, who also coached Norway's under-21 side, returned to Rosenborg in 2012, seven years after his first stint with the club ended following a string of poor results.

  39. Tour de France over for Yates

    Road Cycling

    Britain's Simon Yates has been withdrawn from the Tour de France after 15 stages of the 21-stage race.

    Orica GreenEdge drafted in Yates on 1 July after Daryl Impey was suspended following a failed drugs test.

    Team Sky's Geraint Thomas is the only British rider left in the race, which finishes on Sunday in Paris.

  40. Aspas seals Sevilla move


    Iago Aspas

    Sevilla have officially completed the signing of Liverpool forward Iago Aspas on a season-long loan.

    The Spanish striker passed a medical on Friday after the two clubs agreed a deal, which includes the option to buy permanently, earlier in the week and the paperwork has now been finalised.

    Aspas, 26, moved to Anfield from Celta Vigo last summer but had a disappointing season and made just 15 appearances, the majority as a substitute, and scored one goal.

  41. Fighting Irish

    Commonwealth Games

    Northern Ireland boxers

    Northern Irish cyclist Lydia Boylan: "The @GoTeamNI boxers doing their drills. These guys and gals mean business! #teamNI"

  42. Commonwealth Games: did you know?

    Discover the six nations that have attended every Commonwealth Games, whom the oldest and youngest competitors in history have been and which two Hollywood actors have competed in diving and weightlifting respectively in BBC Sport's guide.



    Metro are reporting that Chelsea are in negotiations with Atletico Madrid over the transfer of Fernando Torres.

    The Spanish version of Eurosport claims the La Liga champions are keen to bring the striker back to his first club after seven years in England but are unwilling to meet Chelsea's asking price of £13m.

  44. England v India: Second Test


    England v India

    England have survived the first hour at Lord's without losing a wicket.

    Follow the final day's action with #bbccricket live text and @bbctms commentary.

  45. Shakhtar players refuse to return


    Six Shakhtar Donetsk players refused to return to the city following Saturday's friendly against Lyon in France because of concerns over the conflict in Ukraine.

    Donetsk is currently controlled by pro-Russian rebels, with the Ukrainian army attempting to regain control.

    Alex Teixeira, Fred, Dentinho, Douglas Costa, Facundo Ferreyra and Ismaily did not fly back after the game in Lyon.

  46. Johnson-Thompson 'making the right decision'

    Commonwealth Games

    British Athletics' performance director Neil Black on the withdrawal of Katarina Johnson-Thompson from the Commonwealth Games.

    "Obviously we're really disappointed for Katarina as the Commonwealth Games was a big target for her this year, but the key thing is ensuring we don't risk her long-term career.

    "We're confident that with treatment and careful management she will still be in a position to compete in the long jump at the European Championships in Zurich next month, but a heptathlon starting next week could result in long-term damage."

  47. 'I thought my head was going to explode'

    Tour de France

    Geraint Thomas of Team Sky

    Today is the second rest day of this summer's Tour de France so, if you're missing your cycling fix, why not have a look at Geraint Thomas' BBC Sport column?

    The only British rider left as the race enters its final week, he talks of how he "thought my head was going to explode" due to the heat on Saturday's stage and how he had to drink around 1.5 litres of fluid every hour.

  48. Wolff voices double-points fear

    Formula 1

    With his two drivers apparently locked in a battle for the championship, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has warned of the consequences of the title being decided by the controversial double-points system.

    For the final race, in Abu Dhabi in November, the top 10 will collect twice the normal amount of points for a race, with the winner enjoying 50. That means the fight between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will likely go down to the final weekend.

    "I don't think it's fair," says Wolff. "Neither of them will care if they won it that way but the one who loses on double points will need some psychological treatment - although we're not there yet."

  49. Salah excused from national service


    Chelsea have confirmed that Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah has been spared national service.

    The 22-year-old risked a summons after cancelling his enrolment in one of Egypt's education institutes.

    It was feared that he would be forced to return home to fulfil the obligation, which lasts between one and three years, but has been given permission to continue his career at Stamford Bridge.



    The Daily Express are reporting that Liverpool's hopes of signing Bayern Munich's Swiss attacking midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri have dwindled, with Juventus to meet with the 22-year-old's representatives.

  51. BreakingJohnson-Thompson out of Glasgow 2014

    Commonwealth Games

    Katarina Johnson-Thompson will miss the Commonwealth Games after suffering a stress reaction in her foot.

    Katarina Johnson-Thompson

    The 21-year-old was a medal favourite for England in the heptathlon in Glasgow, but has been advised against participation by the medical support team.

    She said: "I'm absolutely devastated. All the advice is telling me that I risk long term damage if I compete in a heptathlon in just over a week's time and I have to take that advice for the sake of my career."

    Johnson-Thompson remains hopeful that she will be able to compete in the long jump at next month's European Championships.



    Mats Hummels of Germany

    Spanish newspaper Sport are reporting that Manchester United are nearing a €20m (£17m) agreement with Borussia Dortmund to sign 25-year-old German centre-back Mats Hummels.

  53. Man City's Negredo breaks foot


    Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has tweeted that he has fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

    Spanish newspaper Marca report that he sustained the injury in last Friday's 2-1 friendly win over Hearts and will miss at least the first two months of the season.

  54. Drogba pondering Chelsea return


    BBC Sport's Ben Smith reports:

    Didier Drogba is considering a one-year deal to return to Chelsea.

    The striker, who is a free agent after leaving Galatasaray, left Stamford Bridge in 2012 after scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich. That was his 157th goal for Chelsea.

    Drogba's representatives insist a final decision has not yet been made and that Chelsea is one of a number of options. But talks are underway and the 36-year-old is likely to make a decision on a possible return this week.

  55. More new faces expected at Old Trafford


    BBC Sport's Simon Stone in Los Angeles:

    Manchester United fans can expect further new signings in the coming weeks, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has assured.

    New boss Louis van Gaal has already spent £56m on defender Luke Shaw and midfielder Ander Herrera.

    "There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes," Woodward told MUTV. "Watch this space."

  56. Strauss does not envisage Cook dismissal


    Andrew Strauss believes that successor Alastair Cook will be retained as England captain for the immediate future.

    Cook's position has been under huge scrutiny because of his own poor form with the bat and questions marks over his captaincy.

    "I don't think he's going to be sacked," Strauss told Sky Sports News. "I think the ECB have placed a lot of faith in Alastair Cook. I also think halfway through the series, with the series still alive, would be the wrong time to do it."

  57. Four Scots in contention for flag duty

    Commonwealth Games

    Scotland are expected to name their flagbearer for the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony this morning, with four athletes reportedly in contention.

    The Scottish Sun says that the standard will be carried by one of judoka Euan Burton, shooter Jen McIntosh, hockey player Linda Clements or bowler Alex Marshall.

  58. Lund back in familiar surroundings

    Rugby Union

    Magnus Lund

    Former England flanker Magnus Lund is to return to Sale Sharks after a six-year stint with French club Biarritz.

    The Manchester-born 31-year-old was a member of Sale's Premiership title-winning team in 2006 and has won 10 Test caps.

    Sale rugby director Steve Diamond said: "I gave him his debut back in 2002 and have followed his career down the years. He is a great signing for us and will fit in perfectly with our plans."

  59. Post update

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "Third friendly match tonight #SwindonTown- #SouthamptonFC ! Looking forward!"

  60. Cook not spoiling the broth


    Alastair Cook

    The pressure is building on Alastair Cook after another underwhelming innings as England toil in the second Test against India.

    The captain recorded a knock of 22 yesterday - extending his run without a Test century to 27 innings - as his side stumbled to 105 for four at Lord's in pursuit of 319 to win

    However, assistant coach Paul Farbrace came to Cook's defence. "I've been impressed with the way he copes," he said. "He's a very unflappable character... and he's working very hard."

  61. Brazil beach booking for Bolt


    What's the first activity that comes to mind when you think of Copacabana Beach?

    I'd venture your answer would not involve sprinting but that is what Usain Bolt will be doing next month.

    The six-time Olympic gold medallist has confirmed he will take part in the "Mano a Mano" 100m race in Rio de Janeiro on 17 August.

  62. McIlroy up to second in the world


    Rory McIlroy's victory in the Open Championship has helped him rise from eighth to second in the latest world rankings.

    The Northern Irishman has been world number one for a total of 39 weeks on four separate occasions, his most recent stint ending in March 2013 when he was replaced by Tiger Woods.

    Sergio Garcia's share of second place with American Rickie Fowler has taken the Spaniard from ninth to fifth and helped ensure there are no American players in the top five. Masters champion Bubba Watson is the highest-ranked in sixth.

    1 Adam Scott (Aus), 2 Rory McIlroy (NIrl), 3 Henrik Stenson (Swe), 4 Justin Rose (Eng), 5 Sergio Garcia (Spa), 6 Bubba Watson (USA), 7 Matt Kuchar (USA), 8 Jason Day (Aus), 9 Tiger Woods (USA), 10 Jim Furyk (USA)

  63. Commonwealth Games

    Scottish papers

    BBC Sport's Neil Johnston: Monday's newspapers in Scotland are packed with Commonwealth Games content as the countdown to the start of Glasgow 2014 continues.

    "World descends on Glasgow as the Games get ready to kick off" is the headline on page nine of The Herald, with Teddy Jamieson writing: "In the city centre on Sunday, newly-bought maps were being consulted, young men with lanyards and medal potential could be spotted wandering around and the hi-vis vests of stewards were, as the name suggests, highly visible."

    The Glasgow-based Evening Times includes an eight-page souvenir pull-out of the Queen's Baton Relay, while the Daily Record carries an interview with former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson about the Games.

    "These Games will give hope to children the world over," says Ferguson, a Unicef ambassador.

  64. Bradford duo commit future

    Rugby League

    Lee Gaskell and Dale Ferguson have become the first Bradford players to commit their futures to the club after relegation.

    Sunday's 52-26 defeat at Huddersfield ensured that James Lowes' side will be in the Kingstone Press Championship next term.

    England Knights scrum-half Luke Gale expected to lead a mass exodus by confirming a move to Castleford.

    "I wanted to stay with Bradford regardless and am really excited by Jimmy's long-term plans for the club," said Gaskell.

  65. Hamilton needs change in fortune

    Formula 1

    Despite a superb drive in the German Grand Prix, fighting his way from 20th on the grid to finish third, Lewis Hamilton will be reflecting on a weekend in which he has lost ground in the drivers' championship.

    Team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg won at Hockenheim to extend his lead to 14 points with nine races remaining.

    "Hamilton will head to Hungary hoping that fortune does not play its tricks on him again," says Andrew Benson, BBC Sport's chief F1 writer. "He will hope that the battle between the two Mercedes drivers comes down simply to man against man."

  66. England staring into the abyss


    The portents look ominous for England ahead of the final day of the second Test against India at Lord's.

    Alastair Cook's side start the day on 105-4, chasing an target of 319, knowing that defeat will extend their winless run to 10 Tests.

    "Barring some sort of miracle, India will record one of their greatest Test victories on Monday, " writes Jonathan Agnew, the BBC's cricket correspondent.

    "Everything was loaded against them yet India have answered every question asked of them and played the perfect match for the conditions."

  67. Excitement builds in Glasgow

    Commonwealth Games

    Glasgow's Central Station

    Here's the scene at Glasgow's Central Station as the city counts down to the start of the Commonwealth Games.

    BBC Sport's Neil Johnston is in the city and reports that Buchanan Street - the main pedestrian thoroughfare - is already a sea of red, white and grey this morning as some of the 15,000 volunteers in their uniforms report for duty around the city.

    In total, 50,811 people from across the UK and beyond applied for roles ranging from directing fans to venues to meeting and greeting athletes as they arrive.

    "I'm a retired teacher and this sort of thing keeps me occupied," says Brian Howarth, who lives in the city. "There's a real buzz about the city now. We've been building up to this moment for years."

  68. Commonwealth Games

    A total of 71 nations will parade around Celtic Park in Glasgow on Wednesday evening as part of the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games.

    One representative from each team will be furiously wafting their national flag but how many of them will you recognise?

    Why not try our quiz to find out?


    Drogba to return to Chelsea?

    The Daily Telegraph report that Arsenal will have to pay at least £24m up front to sign 22-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, the Daily Star claim that Liverpool have made an enquiry about 22-year-old Real Madrid midfielder Isco, while the Daily Mail suggest that striker Didier Drogba, 36, is nearing a return to former club Chelsea on a one-year deal.

    For more on these and the rest of today's transfer titbits, visit BBC Sport's gossip page.

  70. Tottenham close in on Davies


    Another club making moves in the transfer market are Tottenham, who are closing in on Swansea's Ben Davies and are thought to be keen on his team-mate, goalkeeper Michel Vorm.

    Welsh left-back Davies has left the club's pre-season tour of the United States early to have a medical.

  71. Remy and Origi to undergo medicals


    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy will fly to the United States to undergo a medical with Liverpool today ahead of a £8.5m move.

    The club are also closing in on deals for Belgium striker Divock Origi and Southampton's Dejan Lovren.

    Origi, the Lille striker, is also scheduled to fly to the US for a medical in the next few days, while it is understood that Liverpool's pursuit of Lovren is gathering fresh momentum.

    A £20m offer was made a fortnight ago but having initially appeared to reject the bid, it is understood Southampton may now be softening their stance.

  72. Can McIlroy win the Grand Slam?


    Rory McIlroy has elevated himself into the pantheon of golfing greats with yesterday's Open Championship victory, becoming just the third man to win three of golf's modern majors by the age of 25.

    The Northern Irishman joined Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus in that exclusive club with a two-shot victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler on a thrilling final day at Hoylake.

    His target now will be to complete the set by winning the Masters at Augusta. Can he do it?

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  73. Post update

    Recovered from a frantic weekend of sport? Rory McIlroy became just the third man to win three of golf's four major titles by the age of 25, Lewis Hamilton's brave drive at Hockenheim was not enough to prevent him falling further behind in the F1 drivers' championship and, in the cricket, England are on the brink of a 10th consecutive Test match without victory. Busy indeed.

    Yet as another week dawns, the pace refuses to slow. Aside from the final day of the second Test and the drip-drip-drip of football transfers, the Commonwealth Games begins on Wednesday in Glasgow.

    We'll have all the build up, news and action in Sportsday as the world of sport continues to spin relentlessly.