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Mike Henson and Gary Rose

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  1. Post update

    OK that is all for Sportsday for Thursday but there is still plenty of live text goodness on the website. You can follow the closing stages of the opening day of the fourth Test between England and India here, or keep across tonight's Europa League action involving Hull City, St Johnstone and Aberdeen here.

    As for Friday, it is the start of the Football League season! Blackburn take on Cardiff in the first kick off of 2014-15 and we will be building up to the new season throughout Sportsday. Join us again then.

  2. Football

    Alvaro Negrado

    BBC Radio Manchester on Twitter: It's looking like Alvaro Negredo's return at Manchester City is still a while off!

  3. Westwood leads, Woods disappoints

    US PGA

    Tiger Woods

    Lee Westwood has a share of the clubhouse lead after finishing the opening round of the US PGA Championship with a six under 65 - equalling his lowest ever round in a major. American Kevin Chappell is alongside him.

    Tiger Woods looks likely to need a big second round to avoid missing the cut as he signed for a disappointing three over 74.

  4. Football

    Hull City

    Hull City boss Steve Bruce gives Robert Snodgrass his debut against AS Trencin in the Europa League but fellow new signing Tom Ince is on the bench.

    Hull City Starting XI: McGregor, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Elmohamady, Brady, Huddlestone, Snodgrass, Livermore, Sagbo, Long. Subs: Harper, Rosenior, McShane, Meyler, Quinn, Ince, Aluko.

    Follow coverage from all of tonight's Europa League games by clicking the 'live coverage' tab at the top of this page.

  5. Sunderland sign Vergini


    Sunderland complete the loan signing defender Santiago Vergini.

    The 26-year-old centre-back from Argentina had a spell at the Stadium of Light earlier this year.

  6. Westwood moves into the lead

    US PGA

    Lee Westwood

    Lee Westwood, searching for his first major championship, has a share of the US PGA Championship lead heading on to the ninth - his 18th - after carding four birdies in his last five holes.

    He is alongside American Kevin Chappell and Italian Edoardo Molinari at the top of the leaderboard. Tiger Woods is still three over through 16.

  7. Barca's quartet of captains



    Barcelona announce that Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Leo Messi and Sergio Busquets will be the Spanish side's four captains this season.

    I guess one captain and a vice-captain is not enough these days?

  8. Blackpool strengthen further

    When it rains, it pours but in Blackpool's case it is pouring players.

    Goalkeeper Elliott Parrish joins the Championship side from Bristol City on a one-year deal, becoming the club's fourth signing in as many days.

  9. Football

    Striker Stephen Dobbie joins League One Fleetwood Town from Crystal Palace on season long loan.

    The capture of the 31-year-old follows the signing of promising Newcastle striker Adam Campbell on a one-month loan.

  10. Football

    St Johnstone striker Stevie May - a target for Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday - returns for the second leg of the Europa League qualifier against Spartak Trnava, which kicks off at 18:30 BST.

    The 21-year-old missed the 2-1 home defeat in the first leg with a thigh injury but will definitely play in what could be his last match for the Saints.

    Updates on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW/DAB and BBC Sport website.

  11. Football

    Aberdeen will attempt to overturn a 2-0 deficit in their Europa League third qualifying round second leg against Real Sociedad at Pittodrie at 19:45 BST.

    The Dons have announced a sell-out, with Dons boss Derek McInnes hopeful the capacity crowd can help his men. Clark Robertson played an hour of Tuesday's friendly win over Elgin City meaning the Aberdeen squad is now at full strength.

    Live on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW/DAB/online, updates on BBC Sport website.

  12. Molinari makes his move

    US PGA

    Tiger Woods

    The lack of practice rounds proving telling? Tiger Woods follows up a bogey on the first - his 10th - with another on the second and now finds himself eight shots off the pace in the opening round of the US PGA Championship.

    In contrast, Edoardo Molinari is on a conveyor belt climbing the leaderboard. Four successive birdies from the seventh - a 20 foot putt on the ninth a particular highlight - putting him into a tie for the lead with Kevin Chappell.

    Edoardo Molinari
  13. Cook out for England


    England captain Alastair Cook is caught for 17 and the hosts are now 36-2 in reply to India's 152 on the first day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.

    Follow live text and Test Match Special commentary here.

  14. Football

    A minute's silence will be held ahead of Newcastle's first Premier League game this season in honour of two fans who died on board flight MH17.

    John Alder, 63, and Liam Sweeney, 28, were on the Malaysia Airlines flight to watch their heroes play two friendly games in New Zealand.

    Newcastle face Manchester City at St James' Park on 17 August and tributes will be paid before the game.

  15. 'Class of 92' dust off the boots


    Salford City

    A 'Class of 92' team is playing Salford City in a friendly later on Thursday (19:45 BST) at Moor Lane and it is a pretty good team that the visiting side is putting out.

    Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt all feature as well as a number of other names familiar to Manchester United fans - Mikael Silvestre, David May and the BBC Sport columnist Robbie Savage.

  16. Post update

    IPC Swimming European Championships

    Tiger Woods

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Eindhoven: "Ellie Simmonds is interviewed by BBC Sport's Kate Grey after breaking her own world record to win gold in the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.

    "Simmonds set a new mark of three minutes 4.07 seconds - beating her old mark by 0.34 seconds.

    "It is her second gold of the competition."

  17. United make medical demands on Vidal

    Football gossip

    Manchester United want to put Arturo Vidal through a stringent medical before they even discuss a fee with Juventus for the midfielder according to the Daily Star.

    United have concerns over a knee injury that the Chile midfielder, 27, had surgery on in May.

    "It seems Juventus are happy to go along with it, even though it's not the usual way of doing things in a transfer," a source tells the newspaper.

  18. Tiger's troubles continue

    US PGA

    Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods' troubles continue at the US PGA Championship as he putts for bogey on the first - his 10th hole. His drive flies wide left and he then falls short of the green with his second shot. A putt for does not have enough oomph and he eventually sinks it for a bogey.

    The former world number one is now two over, seven shots behind leader Kevin Chappell.

  19. Simmonds sets news world record

    IPC Swimming European Championships

    Ellie Simmonds

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Eindhoven: "Britain's Ellie Simmonds sets a new world record to win the SM6 200m medley at the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.

    "The 19-year-old four-time Paralympic champion beat her old record by .34 of a second for her second gold of the week.

    "Sascha Kindred triumphed in the men's SM6 medley event while Claire Cashmore shared gold in the SB8 breaststroke for her first major international title."

  20. Djourou makes Hamburg move


    Defender Johan Djourou makes a permanent move to Hamburg from Arsenal.

    The 27-year-old spent the whole of last season on loan with the Bundesliga side, featuring 24 times in the league.

    Djourou joined Arsenal in 2003 and went on to feature 144 times for the first team, captaining the side on a number of occasions.

  21. Cavani holds talks with Liverpool and Arsenal

    Football gossip

    Both Liverpool and Arsenal have made approaches for Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani according to comments by his agent Claudio Annelluci reported in Uruguayan newspaper El Telegrafo.

    "There was much interest in the player during the past six months. I can confirm that Cavani has heard proposals from Liverpool and Arsenal," he said.

    "He would love to play in England, but has not yet made a final decision. He is not interested in money and fame; just want to be happy playing football."

  22. Tigers in Europa League action


    Hull City's Robert Snodgrass and Tom Ince could make their full debuts in Thursday's Europa League qualifier against Slovak side AS Trencin.

    Boss Steve Bruce has a fully fit squad for a match he describes as "one of the big games" in the club's history.

    It is the Tigers' first home European match having drawn their continental debut 0-0 in Slovakia, and there will be live updates on the website and BBC Radio 5 live.

  23. Valencia speaks after Hammers move


    West Ham

    West Ham's new signing Enner Valencia holds his first news conference as a Hammers player outside London's Olympic Stadium, where the Premier League side will play from 2016.

    Valencia says: "I'm very happy to be part of this great club and I'm hoping to do well. I'll be trying to do my very best.

    "Being so close to the stadium here, I just want to go inside and start playing!"

  24. England in bat


    England dismiss India for 152 on the first day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford, with Stuart Broad finishing with figures of 6-25.

    Alastair Cook and Sam Robson are facing the opening over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

    You can follow live text and Test Match Special audio commentary here.

  25. Cox completes Royals switch


    Reading have signed Nottingham Forest striker Simon Cox on a two-year-deal.

    Cox, 27, arrives permanently for a second spell at the Madejski Stadium having begun his career at Reading.

    He is the first signing under the new Thai consortium, who were recently unveiled as the prospective new owners of the Championship club.

  26. Osvaldo striving for Inter success


    Dani Osvaldo

    Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo says that Inter Milan is the perfect platform to reignite his career following his loan move to the San Siro.

    "When a club like Inter calls, I don't think any player has any doubt whatsoever," he said.

    "Last year was a particular one. I have a lot of desire to return to my level and prove myself in this shirt.''

    After being suspended by Southampton following a training ground clash with team-mate Jose Fonte, Osvaldo, 28, was sent on loan to Juventus where he struggled to oust Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez from the side.

  27. Chappell moves into early lead

    US PGA

    US PGA

    American Kevin Chappell moves into the outright US PGA lead as a birdie on the 10th moves him on to four under midway through the opening round.

    Chappell is one shot clear of a group of eight players, including England's Ian Poulter, who has picked up three birdies through nine holes.

    Dropped shots on the 11th and 14th saw Tiger Woods down on two over, but a birdie 16th - his seventh has pulled him up the leaderboard slightly.

  28. England dominant in fourth Test


    James Anderson

    England are deep into the tail of India's first innings at Old Trafford on the first day of the fourth Test.

    India are 151-8 with captain MS Dhoni, unbeaten on 70, providing the main resistance for the tourists.

    You can follow live text and Test Match Special audio commentary here.

  29. Yedlin warned off Spurs move


    Former Tottenham goalkeeper Kasey Keller has warned Seattle Sounders and United States full-back DeAndre Yedlin that a rumoured move to White Hart Lane this summer may not be right for him.

    "Spurs is a tricky place to play," Keller told Goal. "They're a team that has a lot of turnover in players. Spurs are a team that has the money, and they are always looking for a bargain, but it's a tough place to go.

    "I just want to see young American players play regularly, week in and week out. If that's at Tottenham, great. But if it's not, then it's not the right move."

  30. Swimming

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

    "Britain's Sascha Kindred is among those in action at the IPC Swimming European Championships this evening with the 36-year-old hoping for his second gold of the week.

    "Among his rivals in the SM6 200m medley will be Russian Iurii Luchkin, who is 20 years younger than Kindred.

    "In the women's SM6 medley, Ellie Simmonds will bid to retain her European crown while both Hannah Russell (S12 50m freestyle) and Susie Rodgers (S7 backstroke) are hoping to win their second and third titles of the week, respectively."

  31. Stones extends Everton terms


    Everton announce that defender John Stoneshas signed a five-year contract that extends his terms up to 2019.

    "I am over the moon. It's just been such a great last season and to get pen to paper on a new deal is a dream come true," said Stones.

    "What we achieved last season was unbelievable. It was a very memorable season and hopefully there's more to come."

  32. Liverpool to turn to Bony

    Football gossip

    According to the Express, Liverpool will revive their interest in Swansea striker Wilfried Bony following their failure to convince Monaco's Radamel Falcao or Real Madrid's Karim Benzema to become a marquee replacement for Luis Suarez, who headed to Barcelona earlier this season.

    "Swansea have reiterated their unwillingness to lose Bony, but declining a fee in the region of £20m seems unlikely - especially considering it represents a £8m profit on a player bought 13-months ago," the paper adds.

  33. Cryosauna for Chambers

    European Championships

    Dwain Chambers

    Thought cryogenics was just about freezing Sylvester Stallone so he could combat Wesley Snipes in the future a la Demolition Man? Think again, because it also has its uses in aiding athletes' recovery.

    Here is British sprinter Dwain Chambers preparing for next week's European championships by partaking in what is called a 'cryosauna'.

  34. Falcao not interested in Reds move

    Football gossip

    Radamel Falcao

    Liverpool will not be signing Monaco's Radamel Falcao as the Colombian, 28, favours a move to Real Madrid according to the Daily Star.

    The Reds has been linked to the former Atletico Madrid and Porto striker by a tweet by Italian journalist Mina Rzouki, leading to bookmakers reducing the odds on the deal materialising.

  35. Ferdinand close to Reading move


    Former Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand is having a medical at Reading.

    Ferdinand, 29, spent last season in Turkey with Antalyaspor after being released by QPR.

  36. Woods' early-round woe

    US PGA

    Tiger Woods

    The 210-yard 11th proved tricky for Tiger Woods as a bogey on his second and fifth holes sends the former world number one down to tied 46th at two over through five holes in the early stages of the opening round of the US PGA.

    He trails Ian Poulter, who shares the lead with four others, by four shots.

  37. No Arsenal move for Khedira


    Arsene Wenger was not revealing any names of players he could be interested in bringing to Arsenal, but denies reports the club are interested in Germany and Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira.

    "We were never close to signing him because Jack Wilshere has come back fit and in midfield we have quite a few offensive box-to-box players," he says.

  38. Villa close to agreeing Cissokho deal

    Football gossip

    Aly Cissokho

    Aly Cissokho, the Valencia full-back who spent last season on loan at Liverpool, has reached an agreement with Aston Villa according to Radio Marca Valencia.

  39. Showstopper Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolt

    Sportsday readers have spoken, your sporting showstopper is none other than Mr Usain Bolt with the sprinter claiming 47.4% of the votes.

    That put him way ahead of second place Cristiano Ronaldo, who received 12.7% of the votes, with the ever entertaining Zlatan Ibrahimovic taking 10.1%.

  40. Kuchar out of US PGA


    American Matt Kuchar pulls out of the US PGA because of back issues.

    World number six Kuchar won the Heritage tournament in April and was fourth two weeks ago at the Canadian Open.

    American alternate John Huh replaces Kuchar in the field of 156, teeing off on the back nine alongside a 2013 US Open champion Justin Rose and South African Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion.

  41. Webb to explain key decisions


    Former referee Howard Webb will make himself available to explain key decisions to fans during the season as part of his role as technical director of the official referees' association.

    Webb retired from refereeing on Wednesday to end a 25-year career. The 43-year-old is keen to "enlighten people" about reasons behind decisions.

    "I've just had a season where I was in the middle of high-profile games," Webb tells BBC Sport. "So I am well-placed to speak about the job."

  42. Steady start for Westwood

    US PGA

    Lee Westwood

    Lee Westwood birdies the 10th, his first hole, before masking par in each of his next three holes to move to within one shot of the early pacesetters at the US PGA.

    Fellow Englishman Ian Poulteris also one under, with Scotland's Colin Montgomerie level par through five.

    Three players share the lead on two under.

  43. Wenger confirms Vermaelen bids


    Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal have received bids for club captain Thomas Vermaelen and hints that Manchester United could be one of those bidders.

    He says: "Yes [there have been bids]. I can't tell you who but you will know very soon. I think they [Man Utd] could be in the group.

    "It could happen that he leaves us because he needs to play now. He is in a position where we cannot stand in his way if he finds an interesting opportunity."

  44. Road Cycling

    Team Sky

    Team Sky on Twitter: "Tour of Poland hits the mountains today, setting up an exciting finish."

  45. England in control at lunch


    England are in control on day one of the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford. They are 63-5 at lunch and you can follow live text and Test Match Special audio commentary here.

  46. Wenger surprised by Lampard move


    Daily Telegraph chief sports writer Paul Hayward, who was at the Arsenal news conference, tweets: "Arsene Wenger on Lampard at City: 'I'm surprised because he went to New York and the shortest way to New York is not via Manchester.'"

  47. Wenger wary of Man Utd threat


    More from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who believes Manchester United will be title contenders this year.

    "Certainly Man United come back into it the title race," he says. "There will be six teams fighting for the league this year."

    Wenger also provides an injury update on Theo Walcott, who has been out since January with a knee injury, adding: "He will come back into the group on 31 August - he is doing well but he's not ready yet."

  48. Woods under way at US PGA


    Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods (pictured above) has just teed off at the US PGA where there is a three-way tie for the early lead. Americans Frank Esposito and Patrick Reed and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama are one under through three holes.

    US PGA
  49. Vermaelen future still uncertain



    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is speaking in a news conference at the moment. He once again says defender Thomas Vermaelen, linked with Manchester United, could leave.

    "Vermaelen could leave us because he needs to play now. We're in a position where it's difficult to stand in his way," he says.

    "We have three and a half weeks until the transfer market closes - we could still strengthen, but we have a big squad."

  50. QPR in for West Ham's Diame

    Football gossip

    West Ham's Mohamed Diame

    Queens Park Rangers have made a bid for West Ham anchorman Mohamed Diame according to the London Evening Standard.

    Diame, 27, reportedly has a £3.5m release clause that the Hoops are ready to meet.

    QPR have also made a £1.5m offer for Guingamp midfielder Younousse Sankhare, who helped his side to victory in the French Cup last season.

  51. Athens Olympics, 10 years on


    Olympics in Greece

    It is 10 years since Greece hosted the Olympics and many of its once gleaming venues have been left abandoned. Above is the Panathinkaikon stadium, which was used for archery events and the finish of the marathon...

    Olympic Stadium

    ...the above abandoned stadium hosted the beach volleyball competition, but nature has claimed much of the venue back...

    Athens once packed the stands at the canoe and kayak slalom centre but it now lies abandoned.

  52. Greatest sporting showstoppers

    We have worked up a list of 12 sporting uberstars that demand your attention whatever they are doing. You can now vote to decide the ultimate sporting show-stopper using the panel to the right-hand side of this page.

    Bolt? Williams? Woods? Hamilton? Ronaldo? Pietersen? One of six impeccably-qualified fellow nominees?

    Who gets your pulse racing fastest? Tell us via the vote.

  53. Athletics

    Double Olympic champion Mo Farah will compete in the Great North Run on 7 September.

    The 31-year-old, who pulled out of the Commonwealth Games following illness, will take on Kenya's Stephen Kiprotich, the reigning world and Olympic marathon champion, on Tyneside.

    It will be Farah's second attempt to win the Great North Run after he was beaten to victory last year by Kenenisa Bekele in a thrilling race.

  54. Get Involved on #sportingshowstopper

    In light of statistics that show that 2014's Tiger Woods-less US Open drew in 45% fewer viewers than the 2013 edition that featured the American legend, we are getting your nominations for the stars who are 24-carat, appointment-to-view entertainment gold.

    #sportingshowstoppers on Twitter is the best way to get involved.

    Karl Darley: Matt le Tissier in his prime. could change a game with one moment of magic

    Sam Greenbank: Jimmy Anderson on song with a new cherry

    Ariff Alyahya: Roger Federer for me. turning 33, still produce brilliant moments of pure genius. Waving his magic wand.

    Matt Le Tissier

    Matt Le Tissier made his Southampton debut in 1986, spending 16 years at the club and scoring 162 goals. He was been name-checked by Spain World Cup winner Xavi as one of his childhood inspirations.

  55. Hummels to Man United deal off

    Football gossip

    Mats Hummels

    Manchester United have ended their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels according to the Daily Star.

    "United and Dortmund were at odds over the valuation of the player and the Red Devils have instead decided to pursue Arsenal's wantaway Belgian Thomas Vermaelen," writes Jack Wilson.

  56. Thompson ruled out of WRWC

    Rugby Union

    England winger Lydia Thompson has been ruled out of the rest of the Womens' Rugby World Cup after pulling her groin in the warm-up before the team's 45-5 win over Spain on Tuesday.

    Richmond wing Natasha Brennan, who has two previous caps, has been called up to replace Thompson.

  57. Arsenal lead chase for Reus


    Arsenal are ahead of Liverpool and Bayern Munich in battle to prise playmaker Marco Reus away from Borussia Dortmund according to German newspaper Die Welt.

    Bayern Munich executive Karl Heinz-Rummenigge said in an interview earlier this week that he understood Reus' contract contained a buy-out clause set at just less than £20m - significantly less than previously imagined.

  58. Get Involved on #sportingshowstoppers

    Your nominations for sport's greatest entertainers are coming in on #sportingshowstoppers.

    Bert Keen: Shane Williams has to be up there, the Welsh Wizard was in a class of his own on the ball

    Matt Donnelly: Has to be Muhammed Ali for me. Brilliant fighter with heaps of charisma, really knew how to sell a fight

    Big Sie: Black Caviar was an absolute beast 25 wins, not many sports stars get a bronze statue made of them let alone a horse!

    Shane Williams

    Shane Williams is Wales' record try-scorer with 58 tries in 87 games for his country.

    He also scored two tries in four Test for the British and Irish Lions.

  59. Bale to realise his dream


    Gareth Bale says it will be dream come true for him to play in his hometown when Real Madrid take on Sevilla in the Uefa Super Cup at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday.

    The Wales international tells Real Madrid's official website: "Cardiff is a very special place for me because I was born there. It's where I grew up and where I've lived my whole life. I have loads of family and friends there. I always go back and visit whenever I have a few days to spare. That's where my childhood home is.

    "The dream has come true and it will be a great experience returning home and playing with Real Madrid. I'm excited thinking about it and can't wait for the game."

  60. Broad makes breakthrough for England


    After a drizzly morning, the fourth Test between England and India has got off to a delayed start at Old Trafford and the hosts' Stuart Broad has made an early breakthrough, removing opener Gautam Gambhir for four.

    India are 8-1 as Cheteshwar Pujara comes to the crease.

    You can follow the action on our dedicated live text commentary and on BBC Radio 5 live sport extra.

  61. Del Piero wants more


    Alessandro del Piero

    Here's former Juventus striker Alessandro del Piero kicking a ball of wool in Australia on Thursday...

    The 39-year-old said recently he is keen to play on after leaving Sydney FC and is yet to make a decision on his next move.

    "It's my passion. I understand I can follow my passion until I'm 90 years old, but I think I'm in good shape to play for one more year and this is my idea," he says.

  62. Liverpool odds-on to land Falcao


    radamel falcao

    Liverpool are planning to replace Luis Suarez with the statement signing of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao according to Italian journalist Mina Rzouki.

    "Meetings today & a very good source told me Liverpool have the advantage for Falcao. It's not yet done. Falcao is between Liverpool and City but the former quite a bit in the lead to land the player. What a coup it would be," she tweeted last night.

    Since then bookmakers have slashed the odds on the 28-year-old Colombian striker moving to Anfield according to the Daily Star.

  63. No PSG move for Di Maria


    Also speaking at the PSG news conference is club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who says the French side have ruled out a move for Real Madrid forward Angel Di Maria.

    "We spoke with Real, Di Maria was too expensive," he says.

  64. Luiz ready for PSG challenge


    David Luiz

    Brazil defender David Luiz is holding his first Paris St-Germain news conference since his £36m move from Chelsea.

    "I aim to train 100% every day. I hope to be 100% by next week and on the pitch as soon as possible," he says. "I am ready to help in any position on the field."

  65. Wilshere linked to Juve


    Jack Wilshere

    Italian champions Juventus are interesting in signing Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere according to the London Evening Standard.

    However it sounds as if a move becoming reality is unlikely.

    "No formal enquiry or offer has yet been made after the suggestion was rejected by manager Arsene Wenger, who earlier this week challenged the midfielder to become a 'consistent presence' in the team this season," writes James Olley.

    "It is believed that Wilshere is also happy to remain at Arsenal assuming he holds down a regular starting berth and Juventus are therefore waiting for more encouragement from the Gunners or the player before making an opening bid."

  66. Arsene Wenger news conference


    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will hold a news conference in the next 10 minutes, previewing this Sunday's Community Shield clash with Manchester City.

    Will he shed any further light on the future of club captain Thomas Vermaelen? We will have his words right here in Sportsday.

  67. Get Involved on #sportingshowstoppers

    In light of statistics that show that 2014's Tiger Woods-less US Open drew in 45% fewer viewers than the 2013 edition that featured the American legend, we are getting your nominations for the stars who are 24-carat, appointment-to-view entertainment gold.

    #sportingshowstoppers on Twitter is the best way to get involved.

    Jack Simpson: Being an ice hockey fan it has to be Sidney Crosby from the Pittsburgh Penguins! Like Messi but on ice!

    Rian Hoskins: Valentino Rossi in MotoGP. The Doctor always gives us entertainment both on and off the track as well as personality.

    AVP: Michael Jordan- what grace

    Valentino Rossi

    Rossi won six MotoGP Championships between 2002 and 2009 and sparked rumours that he might make a sensational switch to Formula 1 when he tested for Ferrari in January 2010.

  68. Mullen hails 'amazing' gold


    Scottish swimmer Andrew Mullen describes winninghis secondIPC Swimming European Championship title in less than 24 hours as 'amazing'.

    The 17-year-old Glaswegian won the SM5 200m individual medley in a personal best of three minutes 6.78 seconds. It followed Wednesday's European record-winning S5 50m butterfly swim.

    "From having no international gold medals in three years to two in the space of 24 hours is quite amazing," he tells BBC Sport. "I was hoping to do well here. Training had been going well and I'm really happy to be racing - it's what I enjoy doing best."

  69. Vidal terms agreed?


    Arturo Vidal

    Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has agreed personal terms with Manchester United on a £182,000-a-week contract, reports Italian newspaper La Stampa.

    Italian champions Juventus are said to have asked for a final decision from Vidal on whether he plans to leave or not on Wednesday and La Stampa reports he has agreed terms on a five-year deal.

  70. Ayew wants Anfield switch


    Andre Ayew

    Marseille striker Andre Ayew wants a move to Liverpool on the back of his successful World Cup campaign with Ghana according to French newspaper L'Equipe.

    The 27-year-old's wages of around £55,000 a week have reduced the chances of a move, although the paper adds that he would reconsider a switch to Newcastle who showed interest last season.

  71. Fourth test delayed by rain


    Old Trafford

    England and India are due to be getting under way in the fourth Test at Old Trafford.

    The Mancunian rain is preventing that at the moment. The toss, which should have happened at 10:30 BST, is still yet to be called and there will be an inspection at 10:45 BST.

    You can follow the action on our dedicated live text commentary and on BBC Radio 5 live sport extra.

  72. Boxing

    IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion Carl Frochsays he may retire if a proposed fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr in Las Vegas falls through.

    Froch, 37, defended his titles against George Groves at Wembley in May. And if he cannot end his career in similar style, a fight with ex-Olympic champion James DeGale does not appeal.

    "If I can't fight in Vegas, I need a serious think about whether I want to finish by fighting DeGale, and beating him," Froch tells BBC Radio Nottingham.

  73. Get Involved #sportingshowstoppers

    Your nominations for sport's show-stopping talents, the men and women who you would tune in to watch do their weekly shop are coming in on #sportingshowstoppers on Twitter.

    Dom Blampied: Sachin Tendulkar playing in India

    Dan: Got to be Floyd Mayweather 45-0, on top of his sport for 18 years, world champion since 1998.

    Chris McDonald: Jonah Lomu in full flight was pretty special

    Jonah Lomu

    Lomu scored seven tries, including four in the semi-final against England, as New Zealand made the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

  74. Woods ready for US PGA challenge


    The US PGA gets under way on Thursday morning, with Tiger Woods taking part after recovering from a back injury.

    The first group tees off at 07:30 local time (12:30 BST) with Woods getting his first round under way at 08:35 local time.

    Favourite Rory McIlroy, fresh from his win at the Open, tees off at 13:45 local time.

  75. Wiggins back on the road

    Road cycling

    Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins is to return to the road in the elite Prudential Ride London-Surrey Classic on Sunday.

    Wiggins, who won the Tour in 2012, is a late addition to the Team Sky squad having won a silver medal for England in the team pursuit at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

    "We are delighted to welcome Sir Bradley to Prudential RideLondon this weekend," says race director Mick Bennett in a statement.

  76. McClaren extends terms with Derby


    Derby manager Steve McClaren signs a new contract that extends his terms through to the summer of 2017.

    First-team coach Paul Simpson and goalkeeping coach Eric Steele have also agreed new deals.

    "Derby County is a club that is close to all our hearts and we're all delighted to commit our futures to what continues to be an exciting project," said McClaren.

    The Rams came within a game of a return to the Premier League last season, losing to QPR striker Bobby Zamora's last-minute winner in the play-off final.

  77. Pakistan all out in first innings


    Sri Lanka Pakistan

    Pakistan are all out for 451 in their first innings at tea on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka.

    Dilruwan Perera took 5-117 for Sri Lanka, while Rangana Herath claimed 3-116.

  78. Get Involved #sportingshowstoppers

    As Tiger Woods prepares to tee off at the US PGA Championship at 13:35 BST, your nominations for the sportspeople who will force your to change your plans to tune in are coming in on #sportingshowstoppers on Twitter.

    One of those who has got a few mentions is Ronnie O'Sullivan.

    The 38-year-old, fluctuating between sparkling brilliance and apparent indifference, has collected five world titles, while occasionally playing shots with his unfavoured left hand.

    He has scored more 147 maximum breaks in professional competition than any other player, achieving the feat on 12 occasions.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan
  79. Lampard bumps into Van Gaal


    Frank Lampard

    New Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampardgot accustomed to his new surroundings on Wednesday as he popped out into Manchester city centre for a meal with fiancee Christine Bleakley, and in doing so bumped into Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, who was eating at the same restaurant.

  80. Depay move to Spurs 'close'


    Memphis Depay

    Tottenham are closing in on a £10m deal for PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay, but Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli will not be going in the opposite direction as part of the deal according to the Mirror.

    Chadli had been mooted as a makeweight in the deal.

    Meanwhile a £17m deal to bring Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio to White Hart Lane is likely to go through despite a hitch over third-party ownership issues.

  81. Get involved #sportingshowstoppers


    Sue Mott: Where's the women??? Edwards. Ennis. Adams. Dujardin. Simmonds. Trott. Smith. Serena. for starters...

    Sid Keyte: Tiger Woods and Roger Federer. Despite being past their brilliant best their is always a chance of magic.

    Andrew Riley: Rain. No other #sportingshowstoppers can touch it for stopping sports.

  82. Hammers hunting attacking signings


    West Ham have made offers for "three or four" strikers as they look to boost their attacking threat according to chairman David Sullivan.

    "We've got offers in for three or four strikers - one in England, three abroad - and we just hope to land one of them. We do need to sign another player," he said.

    "We have worked 24/7 all summer and we still want to get at least one more striker in. We know there isn't enough goals in the team at the moment."

  83. Suarez's moment of truth


    Luis Suarez and members of Barcelona are set to fly out to Lausanne, Switzerland on Thursday to appeal the Uruguay striker's ban in front of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

    Spanish daily Marca reports that Barcelona are confident that Suarez, who will testify at 08:30 local time on Friday morning, will have his ban shortened significantly and will be allowed to train with the team with immediate effect.

    Suarez was handed a four-month ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at this summer's World Cup.

  84. Mullen strikes double top


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

    "Andrew Mullen has won his second gold in the space of less than 24 hours at the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.

    "The 17-year-old Glaswegian won the S5 butterfly on Wednesday night and followed that up with a storming display in the SM5 200m medley on Thursday morning, beating the rest of the field by over 12 seconds.

    "And he paid tribute to the achievements of Scotland's swimmers at the Commonwealth Games.

    "'Ross Murdoch's win in the 200m breaststroke got me fired up to race and raised my morale so I have to thank them,' he told BBC Sport."

  85. Manchester United make move for De Jong


    Nigel de Jong

    Manchester United have opened talks with Nigel de Jong's representatives over a possible £8m move from AC Milan according to

    The 29-year-old midfielder, who played for Manchester City for two and half years before moving to the San Siro in August 2012, is reportedly keen to link up with Louis van Gaal who he has worked with during his time with the Netherlands.

  86. Fourth Test set to begin


    BBC weather

    Manchester has just been hit by that fine rain that soaks you through but, fortunately for cricket lovers, the forecast is better for once the fourth Test between England and India gets under way.

    It is going to be largely dry and bright with even the sun peaking out from behind the clouds in the afternoon.

    The series is level at 1-1 and you can follow live text and Test Match Special audio commentary from 10:25 BST.

  87. Post update

    The murder trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has resumed for two days of closing arguments after months of evidence.

    You can watch live on the BBC News website.

  88. "Abject and pointless" Celtic


    The relocation of Celtic's match against Legia Warsaw to Edinburgh's Murrayfield cops some of the blame for the Bhoys defeat in the Daily Record.

    "What Celtic needed, right from the get go, was a ferocious, hot-blooded intensity. The sort of eye-popping, vein-bulging mayhem which is so readily generated on nights such as these in Glasgow's east end," writes Keith Jackson.

    "It became evident, long before kick-off, that recreating this brand of bedlam might not be so easy in the rugby heartland of leafy western Edinburgh."

    However the team are not spared a scathing review with Jackson claiming that unsettled goalkeeper Fraser Forster can rarely have seen "such an abject and pointless Celtic performance".

  89. Deila vows to lead Celtic back to CL


    Ronny Deila

    Manager Ronny Deila insists Celtic will "rise up" following their disappointing exit from the Champions League.

    Deila's side were knocked out at the third qualifying round stage as Legia Warsaw won 2-0 at Murrayfield to complete a 6-1 aggregate win.

    "We are very disappointed. We're going to rise up and we're going to perform much better, win the league again, and next year in this situation we're going to go through," the Norwegian said.

    "We're going to do everything to get into the Europa League. It's a fantastic chance to play against European opponents and that's what we need now."

  90. Reina departure analysis


    With a move to Bayern Munich close to being completed, the Liverpool Echo look back on why, after 394 appearances for Liverpool, goalkeeper Pepe Reina leaves without fanfare and with a few bitter memories.

    "Reina's final days at Anfield have been spent in what can be best described as footballing purgatory," writes Neil Jones.

    "This move would seem to suit all parties. Liverpool get a big earner off the books, whilst pocketing a modest transfer fee.

    "A happy ending? Not quite. But a necessary one, nonetheless. It's just a shame his departure does not leave a better taste."

  91. Friendly gets feisty


    bayern Munich v All Stars

    Pre-season friendlies are all just fitness-improving kickabouts that nobody takes too seriously right? Well, not in Portland last night.

    Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola refused to shake hands with his MLS All-Star counterpart Caleb Porter after a 2-1 defeat for the German champions on their stateside tour.

    A superb goal from former Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski gave Bayern the lead before ex-Southampton man Bradley Wright-Phillips levelled for the select side and Landon Donovan's decisive 70th-minute strike.

    Bastian Schweinsteiger, a late substitute for Bayern, came off injured after being on the receiving end of one of several heavy tackles from the All-Stars.

    "They're not great tackles but they're not the worst tackles I've ever seen and I hope Schweiny's not hurt," Donovan told ESPN.

  92. Mullen aiming for more gold


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

    "After his S5 50m butterfly gold on Wednesday evening, Andrew Mullen goes for another title at 08:50 BST at the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven on Thursday morning.

    "The 17-year-old Scot goes in the 200m individual medley - an event in which he won silver at last year's World Championships in Montreal and will be hoping to also for another European record, having set one in the fly event."

    Andrew Mullen
  93. Post update

    At this year's US Open, American viewing figures were down 45% on 2013's figure, with Tiger Woods's absence thought to be behind the shortfall.

    Usain Bolt's anchor leg in Jamaica's 4x100m relay win delivered BBC One's highest viewing figures of the Commonwealth Games with more than eight million people tuning in on Saturday evening.

    So, we are asking who are the unpredictable, spectacular, riveting, down-right-entertaining sporting figures who will get you to clear your diary, jam ticket hotlines and sell your own granny to see?

    They don't have to be the best, but they have to be box office.

    You can get in touch on #sportingshowstoppers on Twitter, 81111 on text and on the BBC Sport Facebook and Google+ pages.

  94. Gossip column


    Fredy Guarin

    Inter Milan are willing to let Colombian midfielder Fredy Guarin, 28, leave the club and join Manchester United. Daily Star

    Manchester United are ready to move for Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, 28, and they are prepared to pay £15m to beat off competition from Barcelona.Daily Mail

    A tearful Daniel Agger has begged Brendan Rodgers to let him leave Liverpool, with Barcelona the 29-year-old central defender's likely destination. Daily Mirror

  95. Post update

    Good morning and welcome to Sportsday Live.

    Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy tee off in the US PGA Championship, England's James Anderson and India's Ravindra Jadeja resume hostilities in the fourth Test, Andy Murray takes on Richard Gasquet in Toronto and Blackburn v Cardiff and the start of the Championship season is a day away.

    We will have the build-up, updates and debate around all of that, as well as reaction to Celtic's exit from the Champions League.

    But with time ticking away on the transfer window we start with the latest stories from the BBC gossip column.