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  1. Cibulkova levels with Watson


    Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova takes the second set on a tie-break against Britain's Heather Watson, to level the Rogers Cup second-round tie at 6-2 6-7 in Montreal.

    And with that, we're afraid Sportsday is finishing now, but you can find out how the match ends with our report a bit later on the BBC Tennis page.

    Enjoy your evening. Goodnight.

  2. Ross County's new faces


    Midfielder Filip Kiss returns to Ross County on a season-long loan from Cardiff City. The 23-year-old Slovakian scored six goals in 17 goals for the Staggies last season, having arrived at Victoria Park in January.

    Also joining up is 25-year-old left-back Uros Celcer, with the Slovenian having left Parma without making an appearance for the Serie A club. Teenage midfielder Rosario Latouchent arrives from France.

  3. MK Dons signing


    MK Dons sign midfielder Samir Carruthers from Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee, following his loan spell at the club last season.

    The 21-year-old, who has signed a three-year deal, featured 28 times for the League One side in 2013-14 before a knee injury curtailed his campaign.

    He made three substitute appearances during his four years at Villa Park.

    "It's exciting and it's what I wanted," said Carruthers, who is currently sidelined with a thigh injury.

  4. Benzema stays at Real


    Karim Benzema

    Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema signs a contract extension to keep him at the club until 2019.

    The 26-year-old France international joined Real in 2009 from Lyon and has scored 72 goals in 159 appearances for the La Liga club.

  5. Done deal for Forest


    Nottingham Forest sign winger Michail Antonio from Sheffield Wednesday for a fee of around £1.5m.

    The 24-year-old has signed a three-year deal and told BBC Radio Nottingham he wanted a new challenge and the chance to work with Reds boss Stuart Pearce.

    "At Sheffield Wednesday I thought I'd got a bit to comfortable," he said. "In football you have to push boundaries and to take risks.

    "I feel I can learn a lot from the boss and he can make me a better player."

  6. Lions complete victory


    England Lions

    England Lions beat Sri Lanka A by 51 runs at Taunton as the visitors collapse from 185-3 to 288 all out in pursuit of 339-5. Ravi Patel took 3-71, with Harry Gurney, Boyd Rankin and Ravi Bopara all taking two wickets apiece. Earlier, Alex Hales scored a century for the hosts.

  7. Forest close in on Assombalonga


    Nottingham Forest are on the verge of sealing a £5.5m deal for Peterborough United striker Britt Assombalonga, BBC Radio Nottingham reports.

    The 21-year-old has been in talks with Forest and is set to sign for a club-record fee after a medical. Assombalonga scored 33 times in 58 appearances for the League One side last season and has attracted interest from Premier League clubs

  8. Man City confident on Mangala


    Eliaquim Mangala

    Manchester City remain confident of securing a deal to sign Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala for about £32m.

    The 23-year-old Frenchman came close to joining City in January and has been heavily linked with a summer move. Mangala visited Manchester last month and was inadvertently pictured in a 'signing' video on the club's website, but the move is yet to be completed.

    BBC Sport understands that City are not concerned by the delay, which relates to Mangala's third-party ownership.

  9. Fulham's challenge


    Fulham's new right-back Tim Hoogland says their squad must gel quickly if they are to make an immediate return to the Premier League. The 29-year-old is one of nine new arrivals at Craven Cottage this summer.

    "I think it is always sad when you are relegated. I think Fulham is a big club and have to be in the Premier League," he told BBC London. "We have many new players. Maybe the first games will not be the football we want to play but we have to win them."

  10. Ameobi's Nigeria decision


    Newcastle forward Sammy Ameobi has opted to play for Nigeria. The 22-year-old has represented England at under-21 level but will follow his older brother Shola's lead and play for the country of their parents.

    "It wasn't a difficult decision because I decided to follow my heart and I think it's the right thing to do," Ameobi told BBC Sport. "I saw Shola at the World Cup and for him to play at a major tournament like that is a big motivation."

  11. Bayern to sign Liverpool keeper


    Bayern Munich agree a deal to sign Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina. The German champions have revealed Reina will have a medical after they agreed a fee with the Reds and personal terms with the 31-year-old Spain international.

  12. 'Canaries should have kept striker'


    Norwich City should have kept striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel for another season, according to Canaries legend Iwan Roberts.

    The 25-year-old has joined St Etienne on a season-long loan after scoring just one goal for the club following his £8.5m move last summer.

    "I would have kept him for another year," Roberts told BBC Radio Norfolk. "I would have given him an opportunity to score a few goals. He's probably more suited to Championship football."

  13. Best buys of the summer


    Following our Sportsday live debate, we've pulled together a video of some of this summer's best signings. Have a look who made the cut here.

  14. Watson takes first set


    Britain's Heather Watson takes the first set 6-2 in her Rogers Cup second round tie against 10th seed Dominika Cibulkova in Montreal. In the men's competition, France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats compatriot Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (8-6) 6-4

  15. Cook considered position


    Alastair Cook, England captain

    Alastair Cook says he questioned his position as England captain in the past few weeks before deciding he "could not live with" walking away from the job.

    Cook, 29, went into the third Test with India at Southampton under pressure to stand down, short of runs and leading a team without a Test win in a year.

    But the England captain enjoyed knocks of 95 and 70 to help his side to a solid 266-run win in the third Test.

    "I still feel as if I have a lot to give," Cook said. "It's a great job to have, the England captaincy. To throw it away just as it gets really tough. I couldn't live with that decision at that time."

  16. Terry in the runs


    In county cricket's One-Day Cup, Hampshire amass 275-9 in their 50 overs against Leicestershire - Sean Terry top-scoring with 63 and Michael Carberry making 61. James Sykes takes 3-34 with the ball.

    Sussex post a similarly high score against Surrey - reaching 289-8, with Ed Joyce and Craig Cachopa both scoring 58.

    Meanwhile, at Canterbury, Kent bowl out Glamorgan for 209 despite Christopher Cooke hitting 73. Australian Doug Bollinger takes 5-35.

    Full-match commentaries of all three matches are available online

  17. Schurrle's delight


    Andre Schurrle

    Germany World Cup winner Andre Schurrle has been talking about his momentous summer on his return to pre-season training with Chelsea.

    Speaking to the club's official website, he said: "It's an amazing feeling, I feel very good. I've had a nice holiday after some big celebrations but it's nice to be back and now I'm highly motivated to do big things with Chelsea this season.

    "It took a couple of days, even weeks, to realise what happened. In Germany the fans are so happy, the whole country was behind us and it was an amazing feeling.

    "On our parade, there were more than one million people on the streets of Berlin and following our bus through the city. They were all celebrating with us and we had lots of fun, we were singing and dancing, and it was an amazing feeling to see so many people so happy."

  18. IPC Swimming European Championships

    Britain's Ellie Simmonds had to settle for silver in the S6 50m freestyle after she was beaten by 0.04 seconds by Ukraine's Yelyzaveta Mereshko.

    "It was a great race and it's good to have new challengers coming through," said the 19-year-old four-time Paralympic champion. "I set two new personal bests in the event in the heat and the final and she pushed me all the way to that."

    There was also silver for Sascha Kindred in the men's S6 50 free.

  19. Dufner's pain in the neck


    Defending champion Jason Dufner is pleased to have recovered from a neck injury in time to play in this week's US PGA at Valhalla.

    "It's just an arthritic, degenerative issue that I'm probably going to be dealing with for a good bit," Dufner said. "If I can get six to eight weeks of a strength, rehab, resting programme, I feel like I can get better, but it's just something that's not going to change. I'm going to have to deal with it.

    "It has been discouraging. I'm not swinging the way I would like to swing and I'm limited in what I can do."

  20. Murray reaction


    Andy Murray, speaking to Sky Sports after beating Nick Kyrgios in straight sets: "Nick's obviously got a lot of confidence after Wimbledon (where he beat Rafael Nadal) but I tried to play with a lot of variety. That's how I play my best tennis and it worked out today. We have been working on all aspects of my game in recent weeks - I served well today and that was important, and my legs are strong. I'm moving well around the court."

  21. BreakingVictory for Murray


    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray wins his opening match at the Rogers Cup in Canada, beating Nick Kyrgios 6-2 6-2 in just 54 minutes. He will play either Richard Gasquet or Ivo Karlovic in the next round.

  22. Dons wary of Sociedad


    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is anticipating another tough night when Real Sociedad visit Pittodrie in the second leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie.

    Sociedad lead 2-0 from the first leg, and McInnes said: "Here's hoping they take their foot off the gas but I wouldn't imagine so. We can't bank on it

    "All we can do is put a bit of doubt in their heads by the way we play. They were really up for the game over there and I wouldn't expect anything different from them."

  23. Murray well on course in Toronto


    Andy Murray breaks Nick Kyrgios' serve in the second set of their Rogers Cup second-round match for a 6-2 3-2 lead.

    Presuming Murray converts his advantage into victory, he will play either Richard Gasquet or Ivo Karlovic in the third round.

  24. Rochina leaves Rovers


    Spanish forward Ruben Rochina leaves Blackburn Rovers to join Granada on a four-year contract.

    The 23-year-old joined Rovers from Barcelona in 2011 and made 54 appearances during his time at Ewood Park, scoring 11 goals. Blackburn did not announce whether they received a fee for the player.

  25. Saints sign Taider, but lose Osvaldo


    Southampton announce the arrival of Algeria midfielder Saphir Taider on a one-year loan from Inter Milan, with striker Dani Osvaldo heading in the opposite direction on the same basis.

    "He can play as a controlled midfielder, but he can also move up around the box and up front, which is a good thing for a coach or manager because it brings more possibilities to the players in the team," said Southampton manager Ronald Koeman

    "He brings competition to the squad."

    Southampton sign Saphir Taider
  26. Done deal


    Portsmouth sign Millwall defender Paul Robinson on a one-month loan deal. The 32-year-old centre-half has made 362 appearances for the Lions since his debut in 2002.

    "He's an experienced Championship centre-back - and that's an area where we're a bit light on numbers," Pompey boss Andy Awford told the club website.

  27. Done deals


    Blackpool sign former Nottingham Forest striker Ishmael Miller on a permanent deal and Everton midfielder John Lundstram on a season-long loan.

    Free agent Miller, 27, who spent much of last season on loan at Yeovil, joins the club on a one-year contract with the option of a further 12 months. Lundstram, 20, has had previous loan spells at Doncaster, Yeovil and Leyton Orient.

    They are set to make their debuts when Blackpool begin the Championship season at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

  28. Gold for Millward


    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Eindhoven: "Stephanie Millward beats GB team-mate Amy Marren to gold in the S9 100m freestyle at the IPC Swimming European Championships. Millward, 32, triumphed in one minute 4.08 seconds, 0.14 seconds clear of her 15-year-old rival. It is Millward's second gold of the week after she beat Marren into silver in the 400m freestyle on Tuesday."

  29. Tight at Taunton


    Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka A reach 179-3 after 33.2 overs, in reply to England Lions' 339-5 at Taunton. Dinesh Chandimal has top-scored so far with 73, before being bowled by Ravi Bopara. The tourists need another 161 runs to win in 100 balls.

  30. Murray takes first set 6-2


    Coach Amelie Mauresmo applauds in the stands as Andy Murray wraps up the first set of his Rogers Cup meeting with Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios in only 23 minutes.

    Murray has made a healthy 79% of his first serves, hitting four aces.

  31. England's Euro 2020 boost


    England's bid to host the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 at Wembley could be unopposed, with Munich thought to be considering dropping its rival bid.

    The German football association (DFB) may only bid for Munich to host group games in order to strengthen Germany's bid to host Euro 2024.

    "Our decision is open," said DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach. "We have an excellent relationship with the FA and we are thinking about how we can support the other association."

  32. Owls sign Red Star defender


    Sheffield Wednesday sign free agent defender Dejan Kelhar on an initial short-term deal, subject to international clearance. The Slovenia international, 30, moved to Hillsborough on trial during pre-season after leaving Red Star Belgrade. He played 15 matches last term as they clinched Serbia's Super Liga title.

  33. Murray in control


    Nick Kyrgios takes his frustration out on his racquet as Andy Murray breaks for a second time and a 5-2 lead in the first set.

    British number one Murray has a new set of balls with which to serve out the first set of their second-round Rogers Cup meeting in Toronto - his first competitive match since losing to Grigor Dimitrov in the Wimbledon quarter-finals in July.

  34. IPC European Swimming Championships


    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Eindhoven: "After winning gold in the S8 100m butterfly this morning, Steph Slater will be hoping for more success this evening at the IPC European Championships.

    "Slater goes in the SM8 individual medley final - an event where she is the European record holder.

    "Also in action later, Ellie Simmonds bids for her second gold of the week in the S6 50m freestyle while Amy Marren, Stephanie Millward and Claire Cashmore will go for a clean sweep of the medals for GB in the S9 100m freestyle."

  35. Feyenoord dream factory


    "The best academy in Europe is not the richest, the biggest or the best-equipped. It is a cramped scattering of pitches, short of space in central Rotterdam, bisected by a dirty moat."

    The Independent's Jack Pitt-Brooke has travelled to Feyenoord to investigate the youth academy that produced 11 of the Netherlands World Cup squad this summer.

  36. Confident Fowler


    US and British Open runner-up Rickie Fowler, seeking a breakthrough first major title at the US PGA at Valhalla this week, is confident of more success.

    The 25-year-old American, who also shared fifth at the Masters, said: "This year has definitely been the most comfortable I've felt in the majors. I think the more I can put myself in contention on Sunday, and possibly in the final group, I'll just get more and more comfortable."

  37. Campbell's plea to relay team


    Britain's new breed of sprinters must end the "friction" between rival camps to win relay gold at the European Championships, according to Darren Campbell.

    Two training groups of British sprinters clashed earlier this year after months of acrimony, before Team England claimed a silver finish at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

    "I think there's a little bit of friction at times between the boys, but we always tried to stay away from that - it can't work," said Campbell, who claimed Olympic relay gold in Athens in 2004 with Devonish, Gardner and Mark Lewis-Francis.

    "We were rivals, but we didn't take on the personal issues of our coaches or whatever. Collectively you've got to come together as a relay team, so you can't have disharmony, it can't work - because the relay's all about trust.

    "I think the current crop have the ability to break our European record, they have the ability to run a lot, lot quicker."

  38. Garcia in no hurry


    Sergio Garcia, who has endured 10 top-five finishes at majors without ever lifting a trophy, says he feels no sense of urgency about collecting a breakthrough title in this week's US PGA Championship at Valhalla.

    "I've always wanted to win at least one, but I would never say I felt urgency about it," Garcia said. "But like I've always said, if I get to 45 and I haven't won one, then I'll probably start worrying a bit more. But hopefully that won't happen."

  39. THAT winning goal


    Mario Gotze

    Mario Gotze says his World Cup final-winning strike for Germany against Argentina this summer was instinctive.

    The 22-year-old, who controlled the ball with his chest before sweeping a volley past goalkeeper Sergio Romero, told Bild newspaper: "You don't really think very much when you're in a situation like that.

    "I could try to describe what happened but only after taking a look at the replay myself. In the match it all happens intuitively."

  40. Tennis

    Andy Murray

    The last time we saw Andy Murray in competitive action was a strangely subdued performance in a straight-sets quarter-final defeat to Grigor Dimitrov at Wimbledon more than a month ago.

    The British number one, with coach Amelie Mauresmo still in his corner, takes on Australian Nick Kyrgios,conqueror of Rafael Nadal at SW19, in the second round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto this afternoon.

    The players are out on court knocking up. We will bring you regular score updates right here.

  41. Sinfield back for semi-final

    Rugby League

    Warrington coach Tony Smith says it would have been unfair if Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield had been suspended for their Challenge Cup semi-final.

    Sinfield was sent off for the first time in his career during a 24-24 draw with Castleford Tigers last month. The England skipper has completed a two-match ban and is free to face the Wolves at Langtree Park on Saturday.

    "Any more than two games with his impeccable record would have been wrong," said Smith.

  42. Best summer signings

    Ezequiel Garay

    Andy in Armagh, via 81111: Ezequiel Garay moved from Benfica to Zenit St Petersburg for just £4.5m last month. He was in great form for Benfica last season, especially in Europe, and he had a solid showing at this summer's World Cup for Argentina. It's a shame he's gone to Russia, he would have been a great addition to the Premier League.

  43. Done deal at Gigg Lane


    Joe Thompson signs a one-year deal at Bury, just seven weeks after being given the all-clear from cancer. The 25-year-old midfielder's contract at Tranmere Rovers expired at the end of June and he has been training with the Shakers for much of pre-season.

    Thompson was diagnosed with nodular sclerosing Hodgkin's lymphoma last October and later underwent a six-month course of chemotherapy.

    Bury have also signed ex-Northampton left-back Joe Widdowson.

  44. Sri Lanka in the runs


    Sri Lanka A make a good start in their pursuit of England Lions' 339-5 at Taunton. After 20 overs, they are 108-1 with Nottinghamshire's Harry Gurney taking the only wicket to fall.

  45. Cavendish back in training


    Mark Cavendish on Twitter: Did my first long climb today since I started training properly. Thought my diaphragm was going to rip apart!! Well, nothing new there I guess.

    Cavendish, renowned for his sprinting speed rather than climbing prowess, is recovering from a crash on the first day of the Tour de France in which he dislocated his shoulder.

  46. Di Maria weighing up Monaco and Man United

    Football gossip

    Angel di Maria

    Madrid-based Spanish daily newspaper ABC claims that Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria is being fought over by Monaco and Manchester United.

    It claims that while manager Louis van Gaal is a fan of the 26-year-old Argentina international, Manchester United are yet to meet the Real's £44m asking price and Di Maria's demands of £6.3m in annual wages.

    Paris St-Germain haad been thought to lead the chase for Di Maria, but are struggling to sell anyone to make room in their squad and avoid falling foul of Financial Fair Play.

  47. Froch v Groves II breaks records


    Carl Froch v George Groves

    The boxing rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves at Wembley Stadium in May is officially Britain's biggest grossing fight, according to the Daily Mail.

    Total income from the fight was more than £22m, with the victorious Froch earning £8m and Groves taking home £2m.

  48. Get involved

    Best summer bargains?

    New Leicester signing Marc Albrighton

    We're asking you to nominate the best bits of business in the transfer market this summer...

    Greg Ahrens: Got to be Marc Albrighton to Leicester for free.

    Rian Hoskins: Cristian Gamboa, arguably the 2014 World Cup's best right back only cost West Brom £2m. Another is Mutch to QPR for £6m.

    CampbellMoir: Ryan Gauld to Sporting for £3m! Everyone in Scotland knows he's class, imagine his price tag if he was English!

  49. Horne to retire

    Rugby League

    Hull's one-club half-back Richard Horne, who has 12 caps for Great Britain, announces he will retire at the end of the season.

    The 32-year-old has been with his home-town side all of his playing life, having made his debut aged 16. Since then he has racked up 383 appearances for the Black and Whites, including a victorious Challenge Cup final in 2005.

  50. City new arrivals make themselves at home


    It has been a busy day at Manchester City. Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, on loan from new club New York City FC, has trained with the Premier League champions for the first time.

    Frank Lampard

    Meanwhile Bacary Sagna, recruited as a free agent after his contract as Arsenal expired earlier this summer, has joined a group of fans on a tour of the Etihad Stadium.

    Bacary Sagna
  51. Get involved, text 81111

    Webb retires

    AP: The new Premier League season won't be too old before there are cries for Howard Webb to come out of retirement and return to refereeing. The standard of officiating has really slipped over the past few seasons, and Howard Webb was always the most consistent and strongest referee about.

  52. Denton's setback

    Rugby Union

    Scotland and Edinburgh back rower David Denton is ruled out for at least three months with a hamstring problem.

    The 24-year-old sustained the injury in training and will be a doubt for Scotland's autumn Test series, which begins against Argentina on 8 November.

  53. Vernon's apology


    English 5,000m runner Andy Vernon apologises to Scotland's Lynsey Sharp after a Twitter row over her winning silver in the Commonwealth Games 800m.

    Sharp, 24, finished second in Glasgow on Friday, less than a day after being on a hospital drip because of illness. Vernon was critical of her reaction to her performance in several comments on the social media website.

    But later Vernon, 28, apologised and tweeted: "What started as a joke got out of hand."

  54. KJT out of Europeans


    katerina johnson-thompson

    British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompsonpulls out of the European Championships having failed to recover fully from the foot injury that forced her out of Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

    Compatriot Phillips Idowu has also withdrawn as he looks to recover his best form in the triple jump.

    Javelin thrower Goldie Sayers will captain the Great Britain team in Zurich from 12 August.

  55. How's stat?!


    Ahead of Thursday's fourth Test between England and India at Old Trafford, here are some stats for you to mull over:

    • England are unbeaten in eight Test matches at Old Trafford (W6 D2).
    • India have been involved in eight previous Test matches at Old Trafford against England; they have never won there (D5 L3).
    • MS Dhoni has a play and miss percentage of 13.9% in this series; no player has a higher failure rate (min 200 balls faced).
  56. Three golds for GB


    Jeanette Chippington

    Great Britain's paracanoeing pair Jeanette Chippington and Emma Wiggs both win gold at the Canoe Sprint World Championships in Moscow.

    Chippington won two golds, while Martin Tweedie and Jonathan Young won bronze medals.

  57. New faces on MOTD


    Ruud Gullit

    Ruud Gullit, Philip Neville and Rio Ferdinandjoin Match of the Day as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

    Former Dutch international Gullit, 51, and the ex-England duo of Neville and Ferdinand will be part of a team which will also include Alan Shearer, Robbie Savage and Danny Murphy.

    The BBC will screen over 12 hours of weekend football television coverage. Among the additions will be a Sunday morning repeat of the Football League show on BBC Two.

  58. Cavendish to return on 12 August


    Mark Cavendish

    Mark Cavendish, who has been out of action since a crash at the end of the first stage of the Tour de France in Harrogate, will miss the London Classic on 10 August, but return to action in the Tour de l'Ain in France on 12 August.

    "Tour de l'Ain will be important to see where I am at with my training and recovery from my injury, and also as a bit of a test at competition pace," Omega Pharma-Quick Step Cavendish, who dislocated his shoulder in his fall on the Grand Depart, said.

    "The rest of my program will be decided 100% after Tour de l'Ain depending on how I feel during that race. "

  59. McIlroy on way to 'greatness'


    Rory McIlroy is "on his way to greatness" heading into the final major of the year, according to former European Ryder Cup skipper Colin Montgomerie.

    McIlroy is the hot favourite for the US PGA Championship, which starts at Valhalla in Kentucky on Thursday. The 25-year-old is fresh from dominant victories at the Open and WGC Invitational in Akron, Ohio.

    "When he plays well, he is the best player in the world," Montgomerie told BBC Sport. "We have a rightful number one in the world, with all respect to everyone else.

    "When he plays his best, he wins. I could have said the same about Tiger Woods in the year 2000 when he was proving it. Now McIlroy is proving it as well."

  60. Get involved

    Best summer bargains?

    We're asking which has been the best bit of transfer business by an English club this summer...

    Mike Johansson: Harry Maguire to Hull City, proved he can play against PL teams in Sheffield United's cup run.

    Jones: Bati Gomis to Swansea on a free transfer is a top signing.

    Nick Weston: Sagna to Manchester City.

    Your views are welcome on #bestfootiebargains on Twitter, or via text on 81111, or on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+.

  61. Hales strikes a ton


    England Lions post 339-5 in their 50 overs against Sri Lanka A at Taunton. Opener Alex Hales top scores with 101, with Ravi Bopara hitting 74, Jason Roy 51 from 25 balls, James Taylor 31 from 24 and Jonny Bairstow 50 off 30. Lahiru Gamage is the tourists' most successful bowler with 3-59.

  62. Finn's potential return


    Steven Finn

    England captain Alastair Cook says Steven Finn will give the England bowling attack a different dimension if he is selected for Thursday's fourth Test against India at Old Trafford.

    Finn has not played a Test for England since the opening match of last summer's Ashes series, as he battled problems with his bowling action.

    "It's been a tough six months (for Finn) to fight through it," Cook said. "But he will be a stronger bloke for it.

    "He gives us something different (in terms of his height and bounce), and it's nice to add him to the pile of fast bowlers."

  63. Van Gaal coy on Cuadrado


    Juan Cuadrado

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has hinted at a possible move for Fiorentina and Colombia wideman Juan Cuadrado, telling media, including the Daily Mail, that he is reluctant to discuss the 28-year-old because it would cause his price to rise.

    "I cannot talk about Cuadrado, because if I say something about him the price will rise," said Van Gaal.

  64. Another gold for GB

    IWAS Games

    Great Britain's Will Smith wins gold, silver and bronze at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports World Junior Games.

    Less than a week after he finished fifth in the T54 1,500m at the Commonwealth Games, the 18-year-old won the U23 wheelchair 800m, finished second in the 1,500m and third in the 5km at the competition in Stoke Mandeville.

    Smith, who has spina-bifida, is based in Norwich and trains with the Weir Archer Academy in Richmond, London.

  65. Osvaldo set for Inter loan deal


    Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo has signed a year-long loan deal with Inter Milan according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.

    The deal contains a clause that enables the Nerazzurri to make the switch permanent for £5.5m.

  66. Cardiff close to Adeyemi deal


    Tom Adeyemi

    Cardiff City hope to complete the signing of midfielder Tom Adeyemi from Birmingham City in the next 24 hours. BBC Wales understands the player is due to have a medical today after he handed in a transfer request at St Andrew's.

  67. Cook happy with Anderson attitude


    England captain Alastair Cook says that he would rather James Anderson was involved in the odd scrape than change his abrasive personality on the field and lose the edge to his game.

    "We also want to play competitive cricket, we don't want it to be too nicey-nicey and everyone just saying we're playing in the right spirit. There's always that muddied line," said Cook.

    "There's little bits where Anderson might have overstepped the mark occasionally throughout his career, but you'd rather him be on the line than too passive."

  68. 'Aggression good for the game' - Dhoni


    MS Dhoni

    India captain MS Dhoni says that aggressive characters like England bowler James Anderson are good for the game, but umpires must be ready to intervene if they "cross the line".

    Anderson was cleared of abusing and pushing Dhoni's team-mate Ravindra Jadeja during the first Test between the teams at Trent Bridge earlier this summer.

    "What is important is to realise that strong characters are needed in the game, but umpires need to step in when the line is crossed," said Dhoni.

    "It doesn't matter who the individual is, but as long as it is within the guidelines, it is good for the game and good for spectators."

  69. Pakistan on top in Galle


    Pakistan finish the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on 261-4 after an unbeaten 133 from Younis Khan. Together with Asad Shafiq, Khan has put on 105 for the fifth wicket.


  70. Suarez appeal to be heard on Friday


    Luis Suarez shirt being sold

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez's appeal against a four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup will be heard behind closed doors in Lausanne on Friday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport confirms.

    The decision is likely to be made public early next week.

  71. Swansea & Utrecht at loggerheads


    Swansea and FC Utrecht are embroiled in a dispute over the proceeds from Michel Vorm's transfer to Tottenham, according to the Daily Mail.

    The Dutch club inserted a 30% sell-on clause into the deal that took the goalkeeper to the Liberty Stadium in 2011 and believe they are entitled to more money after his switch to White Hart Lane this summer.

    The Daily Mail reports that Swansea believe Vorm moved to Spurs as part of the deal that saw midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson head in the opposite direction and, as such, they do not owe Utrecht anything.

  72. Howard Webb ends refereeing career


    Howard Webb

    Howard Webb ends his 25-year career as a referee to become technical director of the referees' body - the Professional Game Match Officials Limited.

    Webb has taken charge of more than 500 Premier League games and officiated both the Champions League final and the World Cup final in 2010.

    "Refereeing has given me so much and I think it's important that match officials who have had the rewards remain in the game to pass on their knowledge," said Webb.

    "I also have much more to learn about the business of refereeing and I believe the best place for me to do that is with PGMOL."

  73. Manquillo completes Liverpool move


    Liverpool sign Atletico Madrid right-back Javier Manquillo on a loan deal.

    The 20-year-old is manager Brendan Rodgers' seventh signing of the summer.

    "When they tell you Liverpool want to sign you, I think like any player, you are going to be absolutely amazed and you don't think of anything else than going straight there," said Manquillo.

    "It's a team that nowadays, as I said before, any player would want to be a part of."

  74. Dortmund 'angered' by Bayern


    Borussia Dortmund react angrily to Bundesliga rival Bayern Munich's attempts to sign star forward Marco Reus.

    Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has told German media that Reus has a buyout clause in his contract with Dortmund, which could see the player leave Dortmund next year for a set fee of £20m, about half of his estimated market value.

    Dortmund's chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke says his club has noted with a "certain anger" Rummenigge's statements that will "damage the already tense relations" between the two clubs.

  75. Get involved

    Best summer bargains?

    Besic, Everton

    EnglishOscar: Besic has to be bargain of the summer. More than £20m less than Lallana for a younger and better player!

    Mathias Leander: Fraizer Campbell to Crystal Palace, great signing for Crystal Palace.

    Matt Gardner: Diego Poyet to West Ham, looks a quality youngster.

  76. Done deal


    Hamburg sign attacking midfielder Nicolai Muller from Bundesliga rivals Mainz on a four-year contract for a fee of about £3.6m. Muller, 26, has won two caps for Germany but is yet to score for the national side.

  77. Hales & Bopara in the runs


    Alex Hales

    England Lions are in a strong position in their 50-over match against Sri Lanka A, reaching 183-1 after 35 overs at Taunton. Alex Hales (87no) and Ravi Bopara (73no) have put on 150 for the second wicket after the early loss of James Vince (10).

  78. Pep 'a gift from above'


    Pep Guardiola is a genius of a coach, according to his Bayern Munich boss Karl Heinz Rummenigge.

    "This man is a genius. I've seen a lot of coaches but this one is extraordinary - this coach is a gift from above," Rummenigge said in an interview for Wednesday's Sport Bild.

    Asked about the manager's future, Rummenigge added: "Pep is not a long-contract man.

    "What I understand is that in southern Europe, they like to live for the now. But if Pep feels good, then he will stay. And that includes after 2016."

  79. Rosenior eyes historic Hull win


    Liam Rosenior wants to light up the summer holidays for young Hull City supporters by helping the Tigers beat Slovakian club AS Trencin at the KC Stadium on Thursday.

    The Europa League third qualifying round second leg tie is finely poised at 0-0, and Rosenior said: "It will be a full house here and it's fantastic from the club to lower the prices, especially in the summer holidays so kids can come and see their team play for the first time in Europe.

    "We know what a big occasion it is and we're going to make sure we get the victory that puts us through to the next round."

  80. QPR to sign Juve defender


    Mauricio Isla

    QPR have reportedly signed Juventus defender Mauricio Isla on a season-long loan deal, subject to work-permit confirmation.

    The 26-year-old Chilean moves with a view to a permanent transfer, according to the Press Association.

  81. Get involved

    Best summer bargains?

    Karen Hall: Shad Forsythe. Fitness coach. Germany to Arsenal. Priceless if he can work his magic.

    Derren Carlisle: Eric Dier to Tottenham for £4m. Future England international!

    Gavin Brennan: Best bargain of the summer will probably prove to be Besic for Everton! #underrated

  82. Gold for GB teenager


    Jessica Stretton, from Hemel Hempstead, wins individual archery gold at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports World Junior Games in Stoke Mandeville.

    The 14-year-old was the youngest competitor in the field of under-23 athletes. Stretton, who has cerebral palsy, was only introduced to archery two years ago but, as well as shooting three personal bests during the competition, her score would have bagged her a bronze at this year's European Championships.

  83. Ricciardo 'one of the best'

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton believes Daniel Ricciardo is one of the best drivers in Formula One at present following his impressive performances this season.

    Other than Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, Ricciardo is the only driver to win a grand prix, taking the chequered flag in two of the 11 races to date, propelling him to third in the drivers' standings.

    "He's been driving fantastically well from the beginning of the year," said Hamilton. "It's not only now, but through the whole year he's shown his capability and is going from strength to strength.

    "He's not only one of the nicest guys in the paddock, but also one of the best drivers here, for sure."

  84. Neymar back in training


    Neymar returns to training with Barcelona, after the Brazil striker passed a medical exam in his continued recovery from a fractured vertebra sustained at this summer's World Cup.

    The Brazilian striker trained away from his team-mates on Tuesday after being examined by team doctors. The club says Neymar's progress will determine when he rejoins the team for regular training.

    Argentina forward Lionel Messi is also back in training following the World Cup.

    Lionel Messi
  85. Macklin's fight postponed


    Matthew Macklin's WBC middleweight title eliminator against Jorge Sebastien Heiland in Dublin on August 30 has been postponed until later in the year because of an injury to Macklin's lead trainer Jamie Moore.

    Ex-European light-middleweight champion Jamie Moore was shot twice in Spain while at a training camp in Marbella. He remains in hospital.

    "I am disappointed to have to postpone my fight but in the light of the circumstances and the disruption to my preparation it is the right thing to do," said Macklin.

  86. Anderson best since Botham


    James Anderson is England's best pace bowler in home conditions since Sir Ian Botham, but must cut out sledging to be regarded as a true great, says former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.

    Anderson, 32, is just 12 wickets behind Botham's tally of 383 Test victims heading into Thursday's fourth Test against India at his home ground of Old Trafford.

    "In English conditions, Anderson is as good a fast-medium bowler as there has been and the best England have had since Sir Ian Botham," Boycott said.

    However, Boycott has warned that Anderson is in danger of being remembered as a "foul-mouthed abusive bowler".

  87. Derby recruit Real Madrid youngster


    Derby sign Real Madrid midfielder Omar Mascarell on a season-long loan from the Bernabeu.

    The 21-year-old has been a regular in Real Madrid's B side last season, playing in a holding role.

  88. Smith returns for SA

    Rugby Union

    South Africa call up experienced forward Juan Smith for the Rugby Championship after Victor Matfield was ruled out of the opening Test against Argentina in Pretoria on 16 August.

    Smith, a World Cup winner in 2007 who has 69 Test caps to his name, currently plays in France with double European champions Toulon.

    "Our need at this stage is to draft in a player who can cover lock and loose forward, and we feel Juan is the right man for the job," said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.

  89. Get involved

    Best summer bargains?

    Gareth Barry

    Rob Dixon: The free transfers are great this year. Lampard, Hangeland, Drogba, Barry & Sagna are all top, top quality.

    Andy Noble: Getting the Drog back to Chelsea on a free transfer.

    Usama Zafar: Besic to Everton for £4m has got to be the best deal of this transfer window up until now.

    Your views are welcome on #bestfootiebargains on Twitter, or via text on 81111, or on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+.

  90. Liverpool make bid for Lavezzi

    Football gossip

    Liverpool have made a £17.9m offer for Paris St Germain playmaker Ezequiel Lavezzi, according to reports in Spanish newspaper AS.

    The French champions are apparently keen to bring in funds to finance a move for Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria.

  91. Slater surprised


    Britain's Steph Slater says she is "surprised" by her world record time to win the S8 100m butterfly gold at the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.

    The 23-year-old clocked one minute 8.20 seconds to beat American Jessica Long's mark of 1:09.60.

    "I'm surprised at the time, but not the performance," Slater told BBC Sport. "I've been training really hard and after Jess took the world record off me I was determined to get it back. Hopefully there is more to come."

  92. Woods 'will suffer' if he plays at Valhalla


    Tiger Woods "will suffer" if he plays through the pain of a back injury in this week's US PGA at Valhalla, according to Colin Montgomerie.

    Woods has until 10 minutes before Thursday's tee-off time to declare himself fit to play, having withdrawn from last weekend's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational after jarring his back.

    Montgomerie, who qualified for the US PGA for the first time since 2010 by winning the first of his two senior major titles this season, told BBC Radio 5 live: "How can he play again this year, never mind within three days?

    "This is a big golf course and the rough is heavy again. He's hitting the ball - I hate to say - not straight; he will be in the rough and he will suffer. Whether it's good for his long-term future in the game to play here or not, I am not sure."

  93. Falcao linked to Man City loan move

    Football gossip

    Radamel Falcao

    Monaco striker Radamel Falcao has been linked with a loan move to Manchester City by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.

    City want to sign the 28-year-old Colombia striker, who missed the World Cup with a knee injury, on a temporary deal initially to avoid falling foul of Financial Fair Play regulations, according to the report.

  94. Irish played 'clever' rugby

    Rugby Union

    Ireland women's captain Fiona Coghlan says the team's shock World Cup victory over four-time defending champions New Zealand came as no surprise to the Irish side.

    The 17-14 victory over the Black Ferns led to joyous scenes among the Irish, but Coghlan said the win had been a result of meticulous planning.

    "We pinned them back in their own 22. We played clever rugby," said the Ireland skipper. "Before the game we spoke a lot about taking the game to them and not just sitting back and being defensive."

  95. Get involved

    Best bargains?

    Here are some of your suggestions for the best bargain buys in history...

    Michael Morris: Peter Schmeichel and Eric Cantona combined cost £1.7m, the greatest bargains ever. Platform for MUFC dominance.

    Double AA: Seamus Coleman under £100k to Everton and is one of the best full-backs in the world.

    Decky: Van der Vaart to Spurs, £8m. What a player.

    Jack: Ole Solskjaer to Manchester United. £1.5m for 11 seasons of history.

  96. Pakistan rally against Sri Lanka



    Pakistan fight back well on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

    After being reduced to 56-3 at lunch, they emerged unscathed in the afternoon as Younis Khan patiently made his way to 77 not out from 146 balls. Skipper Misbah ul-Haq was equally as watchful at the crease and went into the tea break unbeaten on 22.


  97. Get involved - text 81111

    Best summer bargains?

    Mike in Beckenham: Toni Kroos, £24m. A bargain in this day for one of the best passers in the game.

  98. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    ICC will not appeal against Anderson verdict

    James Anderson

    The International Cricket Council announces it will not appeal against the ruling that cleared England seamer James Anderson of a Level 3 charge for abusing and pushing India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.

  99. Vidal move to Man Utd held up by injury doubts

    Football gossip

    Arturo Vidal

    Doubts over Arturo Vidal's recovery from a knee injury is the main obstacle preventing the Chile midfielder completing a £45m move from Juventus to Manchester United, according to his national team manager.

    "The main hindrance holding back his transfer from Juventus to Manchester United, for $80m, is the doubt Louis van Gaal has over the recovery of Arturo's knee," said Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli in an interview with El Mercurio,translated by Sports Witness.

  100. Ecclestone happy case is over

    Formula 1

    Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he was "a bit of an idiot" for paying a £60m settlement to end his bribery case - but is pleased it is over.

    The 83-year-old denied any wrongdoing after being accused of paying a German banker £26m to ensure a company he favoured could buy a stake in F1. His offer was accepted by German prosecutors, with the judge saying the charges "could not be substantiated".

    Billionaire Ecclestone said: "They really didn't have a case."

  101. Gold for GB in Eindhoven


    Ollie Hynd

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at the IPC Swimming European Championships: "Britain have another gold medal on day three of the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven after Ollie Hynd retained his SM8 200m medley title. The 19-year-old, who won Commonwealth Games gold last week, put in a strong breaststroke leg to win in a time of two minutes 25.22 seconds. Hynd's gold follows Steph Slater's win in the S8 butterfly earlier."

  102. Get involved

    Best summer bargains?

    Here are some of your nominations for the best Premier League signing this summer for £10m or less from BBC Sport's Facebook page...

    Abdul-Gafar Daud Ynwa: If everyone can't... Emre Can

    Liam McKay: Got to be Bojan - £3m to Stoke!

    Ben Soden: David Ospina to Arsenal. Had a great World Cup and only cost £3m

    Curtis Morrissey: As a NUFC supporter I would like to say our new Dutch boys, but I reckon Drogba will be the coup of the season for Chelsea.

  103. Boro wrap up Emeruo loan deal


    Middlesbrough finalise the signing of Chelsea defender Kenneth Emeruo on a season-long loan. The 20-year-old Nigeria international made 14 appearances for Boro under a previous loan deal last season agreed during the January transfer window.

  104. Barca to bid £9.5m for Vermaelen?

    Football gossip

    Barcelona will offer Arsenal £9.5m for central defender Thomas Vermaelen, 28, according to Spanish newspaper Sport.

    The paper confirms a story first reported by Sky Sports yesterday, but the lead on its front page is Barca superstar Lionel Messi's new haircut.

    Sport front page
  105. Get involved

    Best summer bargains?

    Your nominations for the best Premier League signing this summer for £10m or less are coming in thick and fast.

    King Joe II: Bojan to Stoke. Got him really cheap and he's a good young player who been at some the world's best teams.

    Simeonkoolluck: Ander Herrera to Man United, looks like a new Paul Scholes in pre-season.

    Mathew Young: Gotta be Louis van Gaal on a free. The most significant signing of the year.

    And here's one from outside of the Premier League:

    Max Henderson: Guillermo Ochoa on a free to Malaga

  106. Reus available for cut-price £20m

    Football gossip


    Borussia Dortmund playmaker Marco Reus could be available for only £20m, according to the front page of this morning's German daily Bild.

    It claims that Reus's contract with Dortmund contains a buyout clause much lower than previously thought.

    The 25-year-old has been linked with Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Barcelona and Liverpool despite his club's insistence that he is staying at the Westfalenstadion.

  107. Hull in Europe


    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    Steve Bruce

    "Hull's first ever home European game is completely sold out. Everybody fit and available on Thursday night v AS Trencin. There are potential home debuts for Tom Ince and Robert Snodgrass. The first leg finished 0-0."

  108. The battle of the football shirt


    Sportswear giant Adidas recently signed a £750m deal to make Manchester United's kit for 10 years from next season, but a new survey shows that Nike will supply shirts to more teams in the top five European soccer leagues this season than the German firm.

    However, the study shows that Adidas has cornered the most lucrative clubs.

    It's the first time Nike has overtaken Adidas in Europe since the 2009-10 season to supply 26 of the continent's top clubs, up five compared with last year. Adidas is supplying 18, down four.

  109. Clayton on brink of Boro switch

    Football gossip

    Midfielder Adam Clayton looks set to complete a £1.5m move to Middlesbrough from Huddersfield, according to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

    The 25-year-old has already agreed personal terms and the clubs are in agreement over the fee. Results from the medical that he underwent at Boro's Rockliffe training ground are the final obstacle to be cleared.

  110. Get involved

    Best summer bargains?

    Your nominations for the best Premier League signing this summer for £10m or less are coming in thick and fast.

    Alexis Riddell: David Ospina to Arsenal only £3million and will give Sczesny competition for his place.

    G: Besic to Everton, breaks up play, fantastic on the ball, perfect for Martinez.

    Christian Pundars: Ochoa to Malaga, free transfer!

    Your views are welcome on #bestfootiebargains on Twitter, or via text on 81111, or on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+.

  111. Swimming

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at the IPC Swimming Championships:

    "Britain's Steph Slater has set a new world record to win 100m butterfly gold on day three of the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.

    "The Preston swimmer, who swims using one arm after suffering nerve damage in 2011, finished in one minute 8.20 seconds, smashing American Jessica Long's record of 1:09.67 by over a second."

  112. Lampard relishing Man City loan


    Frank Lampard

    Frank Lampard will train with Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City for the first time this morning, following his loan move to the Premier League champions from New York City FC.

    The 36-year-old, who will wear the number 18 shirt, said playing for Manchester City would be a "fantastic opportunity".

    "Joining up with Manchester City is a fantastic opportunity for me to continue to train and play at the top level and make sure I am in top condition for New York City," he said.

    "I met Manuel and some of the players in New York and I'm looking forward to getting into training and making a contribution for Manchester City ahead of my move over to New York."

  113. McIlroy dampens down expectation


    Rory McIlroy says his recent form does not signal "the start of an era" as he prepares for the US PGA Championship, which starts on Thursday.

    The world number one has won his last two tournaments, including the Open at Hoylake, and is favourite to claim his fourth major at Valhalla this week. But the 25-year-old says talk of the "Rory era" is premature.

    "I've had a great run over the past few months, but sometimes people are too quick to jump on the bandwagon," said the Northern Irishman.

  114. Woods given extension


    Tiger Woods has until 10 minutes before Thursday's tee-off time at the US PGA to declare himself fit to play following a back injury.

    The American, 38, withdrew from last weekend's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational after jarring his back. The four-time US PGA winner requested an extension to the deadline for registration, usually 17:00 on the eve of the tournament, and it was granted.

  115. Get involved

    Best summer bargains?

    You nominations for the best Premier League signing this summer for £10m or less are coming in thick and fast.

    Black Death: Daryl Jaanmaat to Newcastle, had a great World Cup, not too old and only cost around 4 million.

    Alistair Smalley: Stephen Caulker to QPR for £8m is a great buy, still only 22 and has all the attributes to become a world-class defender

    Croxy: Muhamed Besic to Everton for £4m.

    Your views are welcome on #bestfootiebargains on Twitter, or via text on 81111, or on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+.

  116. Rodgers warning for Van Gaal


    Daily Express

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers' claim that Manchester United counterpart Louis van Gaal will be taken by surprise by the competitiveness and physicality of the Premier League is the back-page lead in the Daily Express and several other newspapers.

    "I think what he'll find is the competition in this league will be different to any other league that he's worked in," said Rodgers.

    "In a lot of the other leagues, there are one or two teams and those are the teams that are expected to win.

    "This is a league where the top team plays the bottom team and on any given day you can lose. You don't get that a lot in the other leagues."

  117. Sri Lanka on top against Pakistan


    Sri Lanka v Pakistan

    It's been slow going for Pakistan in their first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

    After winning the toss and choosing to bat, the visitors slumped to 19-2 with Dhammika Prasad removing both openers cheaply. Azhar Ali's patient 30 helped to rebuild the innings, but he has since been removed by Rangana Herath.

    Pakistan are currently 68-3 after 35 overs. Follow the action via our scorecard here.

  118. Tottenham prepare bid for Depay

    Football gossip

    Memphis Depay

    Tottenham are readying a bid of £15.9m for PSV Eindhoven and Netherlands winger Memphis Depay, according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

    The 20-year-old scored twice in the Netherlands' World Cup campaign earlier this summer.

  119. Green to defend title


    Britain's Andrea Green defends her Va'a LTA paracanoe title at the Canoe Sprint World Championships, which starts in Moscow today.

    Derby's Green starts as favourite for the title having won the European Championships in Brandenburg earlier this summer.

    However, after learning her event will not be part of the next Paralympics in Rio in 2016, she is in the process of switching to kayak - not that she will let that cloud her focus for Moscow.

    "I'm feeling pretty confident about the Worlds," the 44 year-old said. "I haven't been in my Va'a much, I've been focusing more on the kayak this year, the Paralympic boat.

    "I've just been back in the Va'a this couple of months to get used to it. I've improved my strength and I made a few slight changes in my technique to make me quicker for the Worlds which has helped."

  120. Get involved

    With 25 days left in the transfer window, Premier League club scouts, finance men, managers and chief executives will all be focused on getting the most for their money in the cut-throat market.

    This morning we are interested in what you think are the best buys of this summer for £10m and less.

    Can Jack Rodwell kick-start his career at Sunderland?

    Will Rickie Lambert provide a missing ingredient to Liverpool's squad?

    Is Eric Dier a Tottenham captain in the making?

    Your views are welcome on #bestfootiebargains on Twitter, or via text on 81111, or on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+.

  121. Simmonds smiling after Eindhoven heat


    Elizabeth Hudson at the IPC Swimming European Championships:

    "Action is continuing at the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven. It's day three and Great Britain are hoping to add to their eight gold medals so far.

    "Already this morning, Ellie Simmonds has set a new personal best in the S6 50m freestyle. The 19-year-old clocked 35.76 seconds in the heats, beating her previous best of 36.10 and had a beaming smile on her face. Simmonds won the 400m freestyle on Monday and admitted she was less than happy with her time in that race, but it wasn't the case today. Her final is at 16:53 BST.

    "Also this morning, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Ollie Hynd defends his S8 200m medley title at 10:14 and European record holder Steph Slater is in action in the S8 100m butterfly final at 09:29."

  122. Liverpool closing in on Manquillo and Moreno deals


    Javier Manquillo

    Liverpool hope to announce the loan signing of Atletico Madrid right-back Javier Manquillo, 20, in the next 24 hours, according to the Liverpool Echo.

    The Reds are also close to completing the £16m signing of Sevilla's 21-year-old left-back Alberto Moreno, but the club are unlikely to pursue Wilfried Bony as Swansea's £20m price tag and the striker's personal wage demands are too high.

  123. Forster deal dependent on Celtic's CL fate


    The Daily Mirror reports that Celtic and England goalkeeper Fraser Forster will quit the club should they fail to overturn a 4-1 aggregate deficit in their Champions League qualifier second leg against Legia Warsaw this evening at Parkhead.

    Southampton are reportedly poised to complete a £8m move for the 26-year-old.

    The Scottish champions will again be without captain Scott Brown and James Forrest for the crucial match. Both have long-term injuries.

    The hosts cannot call on the services of Efe Ambrose either as the Nigeria defender is suspended after being sent off in the first leg.

    Kick-off is at 19:45 BST and the match is live on BBC Radio Scotland with updates on the BBC Sport website.

  124. Latest gossip

    Juan Cuadrado

    Manchester United want to buy Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado, 26, from Fiorentina but fear the Italian club may raise the asking price beyond their offer of £29m. Daily Star

    The Old Trafford club's interest in Juventus's Arturo Vidal, 27, may wane over concerns about the Chilean midfielder's knee problems. Daily Express

    Arsenal are preparing to make a bid to buy Liverpool's 29-year-old defender Daniel Agger. Daily Star

  125. Post update

    Andy Murray

    As well as all that, Britain's Andy Murray plays his first competitive match since his Wimbledon defeat to Grigor Dimitrov when he takes on Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios in Toronto later today, while England cricket captain Alastair Cook will be speaking to the media this afternoon with the series against India in the balance and the James Anderson-Ravindra Jadeja controversy still rumbling on.

    First, though, we start with a review of the stories in our gossip column this morning...

  126. Post update