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Gary Rose

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  1. Post update

    It is time to bring Sportsday Live to a close for today. Thanks, as always, for your company over the last few hours, sadly there was no news of any major transfers to bring you but there is always tomorrow!

    Join us again then. Goodbye.

  2. Done deal

    Australia international right-back Luke Wilshire joins Feyenoord on a one-year contract.

    The 32-year-old, who won 80 caps for the Socceroos but was not included in their 23-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil, had left Dynamo Moscow last month.

    He has previously played for Middlesbrough, Bristol City and Twente Enschede.

  3. Commonwealth Games

    British Olympic Association chairman Lord Coepraises a "sensational" Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

    The two-time Olympic 1500m champion, 57, spearheaded the London Olympics from bidding through to staging.

    "I think they've been sensational on pretty much every level," he says. "Organisationally [it has been] executed flawlessly and the city has absorbed the experience."

  4. Cricket

    England name an unchanged 13-man squad for the fourth Test against India, though they could yet be without seamer James Anderson if he is suspended by the International Cricket Council.

    Anderson, who was man of the match in England's third Test victory at the Ageas Bowl this week, faces a hearing on Friday to answer level three misconduct charges laid by the tourists.

    England squad for fourth Test v India at Old Trafford, starting 7 August: AN Cook (c), MM Ali, JM Anderson, GS Ballance, IR Bell, SCJ Broad, JC Buttler (wkt), CJ Jordan, LE Plunkett, SD Robson, JE Root, BA Stokes, CR Woakes.

  5. Tennis

    Caroline Wozniacki

    World number 13 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki says she is going to run the New York Marathon in November.

    Wozniacki was supposed to marry golfer Rory McIlroy in that month but McIlroy broke off the engagement in May.

    She tweets: "It's on! No turning back now!! Getting ready to run New York marathon."

  6. Football

    Tom Ince and Robert Snodgrass are in line to make their competitive debuts for Hull in the Europa League third-qualifying round first leg against AS Trencin in Slovakia later on Thursday.

    New signings Andy Robertson and Harry Maguire are ineligible, but goalkeeper Allan McGregor and defenders Curtis Davies and David Meyler, who were injury doubts, have travelled. Robbie Brady (tonsillitis) and Maynor Figueroa (fitness) miss out.

  7. Done deal

    Stefan de Vrij

    Netherlands international Stefan de Vrij, a reported target for Manchester United, has completed his move to Italian side Lazio.

    The 22-year-old defender, who played at this summer's World Cup, joins from Feyenoord.

    "Very happy to join Lazio. I can't wait to wear the Lazio jersey on the field," he tweets.

  8. Done deal

    Defender Reece Brown joins Barnsley from Watford on a permanent deal.

    Brown, who moved to Watford from Manchester United in July 2013, played three times for the Hornets but spent the second half of last season on loan at Carlisle United.

  9. Rugby League

    Hull KR sign winger Ken Sio from Parramatta Eels on a three-year deal from next season.

    The 23-year-old has scored 35 tries in 55 appearances for the Australian club.

    Sio, who will join Wigan Warriors centre Darrell Goulding at the club next season, tells the club website: "It's always been a dream of mine to come over and play in Super League. I didn't think it would happen until later in my career but the opportunity has come up early. I'm excited by it."

  10. Champions League warning for Red Devils

    Manchester United's world record £750m kit deal with Adidas will be cut by 30% if they fail to qualify for the Champions League in consecutive seasons from 2015-16.

    The German sportswear giant could also cancel the contract if the club get relegated from the Premier League.

    United failed to qualify for any of the European competitions this season after finishing seventh in 2013-14.

  11. Commonwealth Games

    England have collected a couple of golds at the Commonwealth Games so far today, with Max Whitlock wining gymnastics gold, his third in Glasgow, in the men's floor event and Alex Dowsett taking victory in the men's cycling time trial.

    Watch the action and follow live text on the Commonwealth Games here.

  12. Football

    Full-back Danny Rose commits his long-term future to Tottenham by signing a new five-year contract.

  13. Sir Bobby remembered

    The FA

    The Football Association has marked five years since Sir Bobby Robson died with a National Football Day and a grassroots event next to Ipswich's Portman Road.

    The former England, Ipswich and Newcastle United manager died on 31 July 2009, aged 76, after his fifth battle against cancer.

    The FA made a donation to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation - the charity he established during the last 18 months of his life to fight cancer - with general secretary Alex Horne and former Ipswich chairman David Sheepshanks in attendance.

    Lady Elsie Robson, Sir Bobby's widow, says: "I'm always touched by how fondly people remember Bob and by the wonderful support his charity receives. He was so passionate about his Foundation and we're very grateful to the FA for the way they've always supported our work."

  14. Football

    League One side Crawley Town sign Rotherham United midfielder Mitch Rose on a three-month loan deal.

    The 20-year-old, the younger brother of Tottenham defender Danny, came through Rotherham's academy and has made a total of six appearances for the club.

    "We felt we needed a bit more cover in midfield and Mitch is a player who has been on our radar for a while now," Reds boss John Gregory says.

  15. Horse Racing

    Glorious Goodwood

    BBC Sport's Jamie Lillywhite at Glorious Goodwood: "The Queen's horse Estimate, who of course tested positive for morphine thought to have been in some contaminated feed last month, fails to finish in the top three in the coveted Goodwood Cup, won by Godolphin's Cavalryman, ridden by Kieren Fallon at 5-1.

    "Goodwood guru Richard Hughes, who had four second place finishes over the first two days, had his first winner in the previous race but to the detriment of my wallet he was unable to repeat that, finishing one from last on Forgotten Voice. The horse won Best Turned Out but that carries no weight with the bookmakers unfortunately."

  16. Horse Racing

    Glorious Goodwood

    Plenty of chances to do some celeb spotting at Glorious Goodwood today with a few members of the glitterati in attendance. Here actor Tom Cruise presents an award to supermodel Edie Campbell after she won a Ladies charity race.

  17. Tennis

    Li Na

    World number two Li Na of China will miss next month's US Open because of a knee injury.

    The 32-year-old, who won the Australian Open earlier this year, is focused on a return to the court on home soil in late September.

    "My medical team has advised me that I need to take some time off to rest my knee so it heels," she says. "I look forward to getting back on the court this fall in Wuhan and Beijing."

  18. Football

    Roberto Mancini admits he would "come running" if the former Manchester City boss was offered the chance to coach Italy's national team.

    Mancini left Galatasaray in June and is believed to be in contention to replace Cesare Prandelli, who stepped down after Italy's surprise first-round exit from the World Cup.

    "I've always been patriotic. I never forget about Italy even when I've been working abroad," Mancini tells Il Giorno. "Who doesn't dream about coaching their national team? I'd come running. The reality, however, is that for now, no one has called me."

  19. Football

    Former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra says he is looking forward to being reunited with former team-mate Carlos Tevez at Juventus.

    Evra, 33, joined the Italian champions earlier this month and previously played alongside Tevez at United.

    "Carlos is a warrior," Evra says. "It was tough for me to see him leave United for another team. We're great friends on and off the pitch."

  20. Football

    Chelsea's French winger Gael Kakuta joins Spanish side Rayo Vallecano on loan.

    The 23-year-old, who moved to Chelsea in 2008 and has made just one start for the club, will be joining his sixth club on loan.

    Gael Kakuta
  21. Horse Racing

    BBC Sport's Jamie Lillywhite at Glorious Goodwood: "Warm again on the South Downs, a welcome light breeze and some fair weather cloud. The going is unchanged at Good to Firm after a dry night and 12 hours of watering. Yesterday's attendance was 17,754, slightly down on last year but today for the visual spectacular the main Gordon Enclosure is sold out."

  22. Edin to Chelsea?

    Chelsea are preparing a £40m bid for Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to the Daily Star.

    Manager Jose Mourinho has already brought in strikers Diego Costa, from Atletico Madrid, and Didier Drogba, from Galatasaray, while Romelu Lukaku, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba have all left.

    Edinson Cavani
  23. Football

    The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Sierra Leone and Seychelles on Saturday is in danger of being cancelled because of fears over the Ebola virus.

    At Kenya's Nairobi airport on Thursday, Sierra Leone were prevented from boarding a plane by Seychelles immigration authorities, who are concerned about the spread of the deadly virus.

  24. Football

    French coach Herve Renard, 45, who led Zambia to the African Nations Cup title in 2012, is named as the new Ivory Coast coach.

    The 45-year-old left Zambia after last year's World Cup qualifiers to take over at French club Sochaux but was unable to save them from relegation.

    Herve Renard
  25. Football

    Steve Bruce will take charge of his 100th game for Hull City when the Tigers make their Europa League debut against AS Trencin in Slovakia.

    He tells the club website: "It's gone as well as anyone could have hoped it would go. To be promoted, stay up and have the ability to buy people like Jake Livermore, Tom Huddlestone, Nikica Jelavic, the list goes on. I didn't think that would be possible two years ago.

    "To get into a FA Cup final and into Europe, it's been a wonderful couple of years. Long may it continue."

  26. Football

    St Johnstone assistant manager Callum Davidson would like a first leg lead from their Europa League first leg with Spartak Trnava of Slovakia.

    "They [Spartak] will probably be a little bit more direct and will keep their shape," he says. "A win in the first leg is not imperative but it would be nice."

  27. Football

    Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes says his team are confident they can produce a positive result in the Europa League against Real Sociedad in San Sebastian on Thursday.

    The Dons trained in the Anoeta stadium with only Clark Robertson missing.

    "We want to do as best we can," McInnes says. "We feel we as a team are in a good place just now and take the confidence from the start we have had to our season."

  28. Formula 1

    Daniel Ricciardo will not rule himself out of the chance to win this season's Formula 1 world title until it is mathematically impossible.

    The Mercedes duo of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton occupy first and second in the drivers' championship respectively, with Red Bull's Ricciardo third, 71 points off the top.

    "Realistically we're still a long way off," he says. "But Seb (team-mate Vettel) is right in saying until it's mathematically over it isn't."

  29. Arsenal's deadly duo?

    Theo Walcott

    S.A.S (Suarez and Sturridge) may be no more but what about W.A.S?

    Arsenal's Theo Walcottposted a picture of himself alongside new signing Alexis Sanchez on Twitter, along with the message "Watch out Premier League. Me and Alexis Sanchez will be a deadly force!! #afc #COYG #SpeedMatters."

  30. Football

    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew remains interested in France striker Loic Remy, after a move to Liverpool from Queens Park Rangers collapsed.

    Remy, 27, scored 14 goals on loan with the Magpies last term, prompting a bid from Liverpool this summer. However, the transfer fell through, leaving the ex-Marseille forward to return to QPR for pre-season.

    "It's a straightforward deal if Loic and QPR decide to do business with us," Pardew tells BBC Newcastle.

  31. Football

    West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison is remanded in custody at Manchester Magistrates' Court until 7 August after being charged with two counts of common assault against two women.

  32. "Rooney is logical England captain"

    Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton tells BBC Radio Suffolk that Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is the 'logical' choice to be the national team captain.

    The skipper's position is vacant after Steven Gerrard retired from England duty earlier this month, and Shilton says: "Wayne Rooney the most experienced player. I think he had a decent World Cup. I think he's probably a logical choice. He's still got a couple of good years in him.

    "You only come together 10 or so times a year. It's more of a figurehead-type role. It has to be somebody who can lead on the pitch."

  33. Tennis

    Rafael Nadal

    Rafael Nadal posts a photo on Facebook showing the cast he has on his injured right wrist.

    The world number two has to wear the cast for up to three weeks, putting his US Open participation in doubt.

    The tournament starts on 25 August.

  34. Football

    Teams in the three divisions of the Football Conference will be allowed to play their matches on artificial pitches from the 2015-16 season. A statement on Thursday confirmed the proposal had provisionally been approved.

  35. Football

    Three players were sent off in the Coleraine Showgrounds game

    Ugly scenes marred Wednesday's Milk Cup Elite match between Northern Ireland and Mexico U20s in Coleraine as brawls saw four players sent off.

    The trouble occurred in the second half of the match which Northern Ireland won 2-1.

    One of the Mexicans aimed a kick at the head of a Northern Ireland player lying on the ground during the disturbances. Mexicans Raul Monala Gudino, Carlos Arreola and Kevin Gutierrez were sent off with Northern Ireland's Robbie McDaid also dismissed.

  36. A Schurrle thing?

    Andre Schurrle

    Atletico Madrid are set to sign Andre Schurrle from Chelsea in a move that would see defender Miranda heading to Stamford Bridge, reports Spanish daily Marca.

    Forward Schurrle, who was a member of Germany's World Cup-winning squad, has had a bit-part role under Blues boss Jose Mourinho after moving to Stamford Bridge last summer.

    According to Marca, Atletico remain on the hunt for attacking reinforcements after seeing Diego Costa, David Villa and Adrian leave.

  37. England beat India in third Test

    England win the third Test at the Rose Bowl, beating India by 266 runs to level the five-match series at 1-1.

    Alastair Cook walks round his team, shaking them firmly by the hand - reserving a particular warm embrace for his senior players. Back slaps all round. It is England's first Test match win since last August, and at the 11th attempt.

    Follow all the reaction via Test Match Special in our separate live text commentary here.

  38. Football

    Wilfried Zaha

    Manchester United forward Wilfried Zahaon Twitter: "Good day at the White House with the lads."

  39. Get involved

    Matthew Butt: The Bosman ruling. It's given to much power to the players!

    Aad: Money....let sports be sports again instead of a marketing tool.

    Michael Reid: The 'transfer request' card. The players sign a contract and get peoples annual salary per week. See it through.

    What would you use vanishing spray for in sport? Let us know via #bbcsportsday

  40. Cavani happy at PSG

    Edinson Cavani

    Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani says he is happy at the club despite reports suggesting he had asked to leave this summer.

    The 27-year-old Uruguayan has been linked with a number of clubs, including Manchester United, but says he has no plans to leave France.

    "I am sure to stay, why would I not?" he told L'Equipe while with PSG in Beijing on Thursday. "I'm well in Paris. I have a contract to honour. I'm calm, I'd rather be here. I feel good here. However, I know it does not depend solely on the player but also on the club."

  41. Done deal

    Scunthorpe United sign defenderMiguel Llera on a 12-month deal, with the option of a further year.

    The 34-year-old Spaniard was available on a free transfer after being released by Sheffield Wednesday in May and has recently been on trial with the Iron.

    He began his career in England with MK Dons in 2008 before spells with Charlton, Blackpool and Brentford.

  42. Pardew picks up another win

    Friendlies round-up

    Ayoze Perez scored the only goal as Newcastle United edged out Sheffield Wednesday in a pre-season friendly at Hillsborough.

    Perez, 20, who signed from Tenerife last month, capped a flowing counter-attack by the visitors in Wednesday's game with a finish beyond Chris Kirkland after 66 minutes.

    The victory was the third in eight days for Alan Pardew's side.

  43. Cricket

    England cricket

    England are closing in on victory in the third Test against India which will square the series.


    India have lost four wickets this morning and are 152-8, chasing a target of 445.

    Follow the action via live text and Test Match Special commentary here.

  44. Horse Racing

    The Queen's horse Estimate will run at the Glorious Goodwood meeting later on Thursday despite recently testing positive for morphine.

    The five-year-old mare, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, is the favourite for the Goodwood Cup at 15:10 BST.

    She faces competition from last year's winner Brown Panther, co-owned by former England footballer Michael Owen.

    Estimate was one of seven horses to test positive, with the result blamed on feed contaminated by poppy seeds.

  45. Back boost for Neymar


    Brazil striker Neymar arrived in Japan earlier today to promote mattresses, as you do, but he has also provided an update on his back injury, saying it is "almost 100%".

    Neymar suffered the injury during this summer's World Cup, but is confident he will back training with his club Barcelona soon.

    "It's all good - my back is improving," he says. "I'm looking forward to joining my Barcelona team-mates and helping them win the title."

  46. Football

    Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo is on the verge of completing a loan move to Inter Milan,reports Gazzetta dello Sport.

    The Italian, 28, arrived at Southampton in August 2013 for £15m, but was sent out on loan in January after a training-ground fight.

    The former Roma forward failed to arrive back for pre-season training and has since been given leave of absence.

  47. Football

    Barnsley confirm defender Tom Kennedyhas left the League One club.

    The 29-year-old full-back has departed by mutual consent after two years and 75 outings for the Tykes.

    Kennedy has also played for Bury, Rochdale and Leicester, as well as spending time on loan at Peterborough.

  48. Football

    Friendlies round-up

    Cesc Fabregas

    Did Chelsea sign Cesc Fabregas this summer or coax Everton boss Roberto Martinez out of retirement?

    The Spain international, sporting a new haircut, grabbed his first goal for Chelsea in a 3-1 friendly victory over Vitesse Arnhem on Wednesday.

    The £30m summer signing from Barcelona scored a free-kick after Mohamed Salah opened the scoring on three minutes.

    Does he not look remarkably like Bobby? Maybe it's just me...

  49. Commonwealth Games

    Linda Villumsen of New Zealand wins gold in the women's time trial at the Commonwealth Games as England's Emma Pooley takes silver.

    Australia's Katrin Garfoot claims bronze with Scotland's Katie Archibald fifth.

    Watch and read about all the action as it happens here.

  50. Man Utd to sign Vidal soon?

    Arturo Vidal

    Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the future of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal is increasingly uncertain.

    They say Vidal will in the next few hours communicate his desire to leave the Italian giants for Manchester United in a deal reportedly worth 60m euros (£48m).

  51. Tigers to make history

    Hull City make history later on Thursday as they play their first ever European game.

    The Tigers take on Slovakian side AS Trencin in the Europa League third qualifying round first leg and manager Steve Bruce is relishing the occasion.

    "It is a proud moment for the club to be competing in Europe, and it will be a great occasion for the supporters who have travelled here by all modes of transport to see their team in action," Bruce says. "Our ultimate goal is to get into the group stage where we could face some of the big names of European football."

  52. Get involved

    Nick Bennettes: All F1 personnel using "For sure". It's so cliche and irritating.

    That Gym Guy: Ronaldo and messi! They don't even give anyone a chance to win worlds best player.

    What would you use vanishing spray for in sport? Let us know via #bbcsportsday

  53. Do the Funky Chicken


    You have won your country's first-ever Commonwealth Games gold medal. It is a historic moment which will surely be remembered and talked about in your homeland for years to come. How do you mark it?

    By performing a funky little dance of course.

    If you have not seen it yet, watch David Katoatau celebrate winning the 105kg weightlifting at Glasgow 2014. My moment of the Games so far.

  54. Post update

    Gary Lineker on Twitter: "On this day five years ago Sir Bobby Robson left us. A gentleman. A leader. An inspiration. A friend."

  55. Get involved

    Anita Lawrie: Players who argue with the ref and perform oscar losing drama dives.

    Reisse Ellesse: Humongous Gap Between Rich & Poor Clubs.

    Jemmett Fox Media: Those two or three extra unnecessary laps behind the safety car in F1 that happens every time it is deployed.

    With vanishing spray being introduced by the Premier League this season, what would you like to make disappear in sport? Let us know via #vanishingspraysportsday

  56. Lukaku lacked motivation - Mourinho

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he sold Romelu Lukaku to Everton because the Belgian striker did not have the stomach to fight for a place at Stamford Bridge, reports the Daily Mirror.

    Lukaku, who scored 16 goals while on loan at Goodison Park last season, joined Everton in a club-record £28m deal on Wednesday.

    "Romelu was always clear that in his mentality and his approach he was not highly motivated to come to a competitive situation at Chelsea," Mourinho says.

  57. Football


    Juventustweet a picture of Patrice Evra as he undergoes his medical at the Italian champions today. The former Manchester United full-back is officially being unveiled this afternoon.

  58. Football

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon says he was not overly surprised by the Hoops' 4-1 defeat in their Champions League qualifier against Legia Warsaw on Wednesday.

    He tells BBC Radio 5 live: "I think it might have been on the cards. [New manager] Ronny Deila has really not had enough time to bed himself in. Those qualifiers are really tricky and it took me a year or two. It can happen. They are not out of the tie, but they will have to play supremely well to get through.

    "The Champions League is always important for Celtic - it gives the fans and players something to look forward to. There is the money side but the club is financially healthy - they can take the hit this season if need be."

  59. Cricket

    Live text and Test Match Special commentary is under way as England strive to beat India in the third Test and square the series. India start the day 112-4 chasing a target of 445.

  60. Football

    Hull City goalkeeper Stephen Harper takes to Twitter to pay tribute to Sir Bobby Robson, who he played under at Newcastle.

    He writes: "Five years ago today we lost not only a great manager but a great man too. His tremendous legacy lives on through the fantastic SBR Foundation.

    "Pre-season and we're 0-3 down after 60 mins v Barcelona. Shay is playing (for a change :-)) SBR turns to me and says ;get warm son you're going on.' So 0-3 down & as I go on Sir Bobby shouts, 'Stevie, don't let anymore goals in son we're getting murdered!'"

  61. Done deal

    Leeds defender Tom Lees joins Sheffield Wednesday on a three-year deal.

    The 23-year-old came through the ranks at Leeds, making his debut three years ago and going on to play 123 league games for the West Yorkshire side.

  62. World Cup star Blackpool-bound?

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright: "Blackpool look set to sign Costa Rica midfielder Jose Miguel Cubero.

    "On his Twitter account, the player posted a picture of himself shaking hands with Seasiders boss Jose Riga and another of Blackpool's Bloomfield Road stadium with the caption "My new home".

    "He will have a medical on Thursday. Cubero appeared four times for his country at the World Cup in Brazil as Costa Rica reached the last eight before losing on penalties to the Netherlands."

  63. Football

    Sir Bobby Robson

    On this day five years ago, Sir Bobby Robson passed away.

    The former England, Ipswich and Newcastle United manager died on 31 July 2009, aged 76, after his fifth battle against cancer.

    Sir Bobby won the FA Cup with Ipswich in 1978, followed by the Uefa Cup in 1981. He took England to a World Cup semi-final in 1990, still the country's best finish since 1966. After a spell managing abroad, he took over a struggling Newcastle in 1999 and brought them Champions League football with top-four finishes in 2002 and 2003.

  64. Rugby Union

    New Zealand celebrate their victory over England in the 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup final
    Image caption: New Zealand's World Cup victory in 2010 was their fourth in a row

    The seventh Women's Rugby World Cup begins in Paris on Friday, with defending champions New Zealand aiming to win a fifth consecutive title.

    England have lost the last three finals, despite home advantage four years ago.

    Do you know which England player is a plumber by trade? Whose nickname is 'Honey Bill'? Which team is known as the Nomads? Find out all you need to know about the tournament in our guide here.

  65. Gerrard gunned down Arsenal move

    Steven Gerrard

    Steven Gerrard says he told Luis Suarez he was too good to join Arsenal when the Gunners bid for him last summer.

    Arsenal met a release clause in Suarez's contract when they bid £40,000,001 last summer but Liverpool rejected the offer.

    "Last summer, when Luis was out in the cold, I told him, 'Don't go to Arsenal'," Gerrard told several national newspapers. "With all due respect to them, I told him he was too good for Arsenal."

  66. Get involved

    Gary Timms: Defenders being able to 'shield' the ball out of play for a goal kick. Really gets my goat does that.

    What would you use vanishing spray in sport for? Let us know via #vanishingspraysportsday

  67. Done deal

    Ipswich Town sign Hungarian striker Balint Bajner on a 12-month deal, with an option of a further year.

    The 23-year-old left Borussia Dortmund this summer, where he made one senior appearance, but played regularly for the reserve side.

    Bajner had been on trial with Town and scored in Tuesday's 2-1 friendly win over Southend United. West Ham United took the Hungary Under-19 international on loan six years ago, but he failed to make an appearance.

  68. Cheers!

    Germany beer sales

    German breweries will be toasting the country's World Cup success more than most, with sales having risen by 4.4 percent in their run to the title.

    The Federal Statistical Office says German-based breweries saw a 14% year-on-year increase in beer sales in June, the month the World Cup started, selling a total of 970 million litres (256m gallons) in that period - the highest figure for the month since 2010, when the last World Cup was held.

  69. Baggies to bolster attacking options?

    West Brom, meanwhile, are contemplating bids for Switzerland striker Haris Seferovic and French winger Jonathan Biabiany, says the Express & Star.

    Seferovic, 22, plays for Real Sociedad but struggled to score regular goals for the La Liga outfit last season.

    Biabiany, meanwhile, joined Parma two years ago from Sampdoria for about £2m and has since extended his contract until 2018.

  70. Clarets keen on Dawson

    Burnley are to make a third bid for West Brom defender Craig Dawson, according to the Lancashire Telegraph.

    The newspaper reports that Burnley, who were promoted back to the Premier League last season, have already had bids of about £1m and £1.5m rejected by the Baggies for Dawson, but the Clarets are set to return with another offer, thought to be an initial £2m.

  71. Get involved

    If you could use vanishing spray to get rid of anything in sport, what would it be and why?

    Let us know via #vanishingspraysportsday

  72. Football

    Vanishing spray

    In case you missed this news on Wednesday, vanishing spraywill be introduced in the Premier League next season following its success at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

    Referees use the spray to indicate the position of free-kicks and the distance the defensive wall must retreat.

    The Premier League had said it did not plan to introduce the spray until it had monitored it in other competitions.

  73. Commonwealth Games

    Emma Pooley

    It is day eight of the Commonwealth Games with 25 medals up for grabs from 12 sports, with cycling taking centre stage in the morning. You can follow all the action via our dedicated live text here, as well as pick and choose what you want to watch.

  74. Collison stakes his claim

    Friendlies round-up

    Former West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison played 90 minutes on trial for QPR in their 0-0 draw at Southend on Wednesday.

    Collison left Upton Park at the end of last season after being sidelined by a persistent knee injury, but impressed during the friendly at Roots Hall.

  75. Black Cats beaten

    Friendlies round-up

    New signing Patrick van Aanholt made his Sunderland debut as the Black Cats lost 1-0 in their pre-season friendly with CD Nacional in the Algarve on Wednesday.

    Forward Lucas scored with an 89th-minute volley for the Portuguese side.

    Netherlands international Van Aanholt, signed from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee, hit a long-range strike just wide, while striker Connor Wickham had three efforts saved.

  76. Get involved

    Michal Koziol: Celtic were really lucky to get away with only four goals conceded. It should have been 9-1.

  77. For Your Eyes Only

    Steven Gerrard

    Steven Gerrard is all smiles as he meets actor Daniel Craig after Liverpool's game against Manchester City in New York on Wednesday.

    Apart from a love of Liverpool, the two also have something else in common - James Bond. That is, of course, the character Craig has portrayed on screen while it is apparently Daniel Sturridge's nickname for Gerrard.

    He hates it, apparently, but I doubt he told Craig that.

  78. Football

    West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been charged with assaulting two women, Greater Manchester Police say.

    Morrison, 21, is accused of assaulting a 19-year-old woman and a woman aged 39.

    The footballer is due before Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court later.

  79. Football

    Liverpool Manchester City

    Liverpool won a penalty shootout against Premier League champions Manchester City in New York on Wednesday after the two teams had drawn 2-2 in 90 minutes...

    Liverpool Manchester City

    ... after a scoreless first half in the friendly at baseball's Yankee Stadium in front of almost 50,000 fans, striker Stevan Jovetic gave City the lead. Midfielder Jordan Henderson equalised before Jovetic struck again, but winger Raheem Sterling levelled...

    Liverpool Manchester City

    ... he Reds won 3-1 on penalties after City missed their opening three attempts.

  80. Get involved


    Wednesday's defeat for Celtic may have stirred painful memories of another European shocker for the Hoops. They lost 5-0 to Artmedia Bratislava in 2005 in what was former manager Gordon Strachan's first game in charge. Was Wednesday's defeat as bad as that one?

    If there is any comfort for them, though, plenty of other sides have suffered European nights to forget, and some you may not remember. Coventry were taken apart 6-1 by Bayern Munich in the second round of the 1970-71 Fairs Cup, while Derby were beaten 5-1 by Real Madrid in the European Cup four years later.

    With that in mind, what is the most damaging defeat your, or any, side have suffered in Europe? Let us know via #bbcsportsday, text us on 81111 and go to the BBC Sport Facebook and Google+ pages to have your say.

  81. Headless Hoops?

    Celtic manager Ronny Deila says his side lost their heads as they were beaten 4-1 by Legia Warsaw in the Champions League third qualifying round in Poland.

    Efe Ambrose was sent off as Callum McGregor's early goal was cancelled out by a four-goal haul from the home side. It could have been worse had Ivica Vrdoljak scored any of the two penalties awarded to the hosts.

    "I'm unbelievably disappointed," says Deila. "I think we started quite well and got the first goal and then we conceded an easy goal. After that, we lost our heads."

  82. Football

    There was plenty of buzz at Tokyo's Haneda airport this morning as Brazil and Barcelona star Neymar flew in for a promotional event...


    ... the forward is continuing to recover from the back injury he sustained at this summer's World Cup...


    ... new Brazil coach Dunga may not be best pleased with Neymar's foray to the Far East, however, having said recently that he should focus on football rather than marketing...

  83. Latest Gossip

    Romelu Lukaku's £28m move to Everton from Chelsea was the biggest to happen on Wednesday, but a new day brings with it more rumours of potential moves in and out of the Premier League. Our gossip column has all the latest, but here is just a taster of what Wednesday's papers have to say:

    Spanish champions Atletico Madrid are looking to sign Arsenal winger Santi Cazorla, 29, Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, 30, and Manchester United's 26-year-old forward Javier Hernandez. (Daily Star)

    Mexico international Hernandez admits he is unsure whether he will remain at Old Trafford next season, saying "only God knows" about his future. (Guardian)

    Tottenham are expected to return with an improved offer for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin despite Saints' insistence the 24-year-old will not be allowed to leave. (Times)

  84. Toffees add bite

    Romelu Lukaku

    Everton signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku for a club record £28m on Wednesday.

    The 21-year-old Belgian World Cup forward, who scored 16 goals on loan at Everton last season, has signed a five-year contract at Goodison Park.

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez says: "This signing is not just important for this season. It is a significant day in the history of this football club."

  85. Gold for Greg

    Greg Rutherford

    Greg Rutherford added Commonwealth long jump gold to his Olympic title to claim England's first athletics gold of Glasgow 2014 on Wednesday.

    Rutherford, who won silver in Delhi four years ago, had an epidural injection in the build-up to make it to qualifying after pulling out of the Diamond League event here with injury.

    But after his first round 8.12m was matched by South Africa's Zarck Visser, his championship pedigree told as he produced a third round 8.20m to snatch a lead that none of his rivals could threaten.

  86. Football

    Ronny Deila suffers a nightmare first loss as Celtic boss with a 4-1 defeat by Legia Warsaw in the Champions League third qualifying round first leg.

    Celtic had taken an early lead in Poland with a curling shot into the top corner from Callum McGregor. However, Miroslav Radovic scored twice and it got worse before half-time when Efe Ambrose was sent off.

    Ivica Vrdoljak twice missed from the penalty spot, but Michal Zyro and Jakub Kosecki both found the net late on.

  87. Hoops' hopes hit


    Good morning and welcome to Thursday's Sportsday Live.

    The domestic league season may be still a couple of weeks away, but Celtic have already suffered a hammer blow to their aspirations for the coming campaign after a 4-1 defeat to Legia Warsaw on Wednesday left their Champions League qualifying hopes hanging by a thread.

    Can they turn it around? And just how concerning is the defeat under new boss Ronny Deila? Those are the questions we will be asking you this morning, while we will also be keeping across the latest football transfers, and looking back on Wednesday night's friendly results.

    First, though, the top three stories on the website....