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  1. Post update

    That is it from Sportsday on Monday 11 August - join us again at 08:00 BST on Tuesday.

  2. Sevilla coach fires warning to players


    Sevilla coach Unai Emery warns his players not to focus on Real Madrid's star signings James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos in Tuesday's Uefa Super Cup in Cardiff.

    "Of course we've tried to think about the kind of line-up they might come up with, but we're very prepared regardless of who will be in their line-up," he told a pre-match press conference at the Cardiff City Stadium.

    "The only handicap that might play either for or against us is the fact that Kroos and James haven't yet played with Real Madrid.

    "It will be the very first time they play with Real Madrid and the very first time we'll see them. But we can't just prepare for them. We have to see what the whole line-up will look like."

  3. Big night for McIlroy?


    Rory McIlroy

    Reading between the lines, US PGA champion Rory McIlroy seems to be suggesting he had a big night celebrating his second major win of the summer.

    "I. Need. Coffee. #NYC #celebrations," he tweeted.

  4. Olsson charged by FA


    Norwich City's Martin Olsson is charged with improper conduct by The Football Association in relation to an incident which occurred during the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday 10 August 2014.

    The 26-year-old Swedish left-back placed a hand on referee Simon Hooper following his 60th-minute sending off in the 1-0 loss at Wolves.

  5. Football

    Ameobi signs for Turkish club

    Former Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi signs for Turkish club second division side Gaziantep Buyuksehir.

    Nigeria international Ameobi, 32, spent 14 years as a professional with the Magpies having been progressed through their youth system.

  6. Cazorla cold water on reports


    Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla dismisses speculation linking him with a return to Spain this summer.

    According to reports, Cazorla, 29, has been a target of Primera Liga champions Atletico Madrid.

    He told Spanish radio Cadena Cope: "I've seen that in the papers, but nobody has told me anything personally and the only things I know are from the papers, so I don't know anything.

    "I'm only focused on training here and preparing well playing with Arsenal. It's paper talk."

  7. Man Utd striker joins Zagreb


    BBC Red Wednesday: Manchester United striker Angelo Henriquez has joined Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb on a one-year loan with the option to buy.

  8. European Championships


    Double Olympic champion Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and Eilidh Child are all set to compete Great Britain at the European Championships in Zurich, which start tomorrow from 09:00 BST on BBC Two. Watch the trailer to our coverage here.

  9. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday or BBC Sport Facebook page

    We told you about the news that Premier League clubs are to use the database of computer game Football Manager to help recruit new signings - on the back of that who was your 'go to' player when you were a virtual manager?

    Ceri Parker: Always used to sign Craig Lindfield from Liverpool Youth, absolute quality on Champ Manager dont know what came of him though.

    Abdullah Ibrahim: Ezequiel Lavezzi from San Lorenzo as a 21/22 year old. < £1m BARGAIN BUY

    Jam Maker: FA Cup final Bristol City 2-0 down 5 minutes remaining, sub Freddy Adu on, 4 goals in 4 mins from him.

  10. Germany vote for vanishing spray


    Vanishing spray

    Vanishing spray will be used by Germany's two top divisions, the country's league governing body DFL has confirmed.

    The DFL board voted unanimously in favour of the measure - used by the referee to mark the spot where a free-kick is taken and the minimum required distance for the defensive wall to stand.

    Vanishing spray was widely used during the World Cup for the first time.

  11. Italy appoint controversial chief


    Carlo Tavecchio, who has been at the centre of a racism controversy, has been elected as the new president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).

    The 71-year-old was recently quoted in Italian newspaper La Repubblica as saying: "England identifies the players coming in and, if they are professional, they are allowed to play.

    "Here, on the other hand, let's say there's (fictional player) Opti Poba, who has come here, who previously was eating bananas and now is a first-team player for Lazio.

    "In England he has to demonstrate his CV and his pedigree."

    He subsequently apologised but world football governing body Fifa has since asked the FIGC to conduct an investigation into the comments and to report its findings back to the world governing body.

  12. McIlroy is Tiger-esque


    Graeme McDowell believes countryman Rory McIlroy can go on to enjoy as much success in the majors as 14-time major winner Tiger Woods.

    "It's beginning to look a little Tiger-esque I suppose," said McDowell of McIlroy, who won his second successive major with victory in the US PGA.

    "When the kid is playing well, he's pretty tough to live with. It's pretty special stuff."

  13. Tonev medical at Celtic - reports


    Aston Villa winger Aleksandar Tonev has undergone a medical ahead of a proposed loan move to Celtic, reports STV.

    The 24-year-old was previously a transfer target under former manager Neil Lennon while with Polish side Lech Poznan.

  14. Ferdinand signs for Reading


    Reading sign former QPR defender Anton Ferdinand on a two-year deal.

    The 29-year-old spent last season in Turkey with Antalyaspor after being released by QPR in August 2013.

    He becomes the third Reading signing in a week, following the arrival of Simon Cox and Jamie Mackie, the latter on loan from Nottingham Forest.

    "It feels fantastic to sign for a club like Reading. I've been away from English football for a year and had some tough times," said Ferdinand.

    Read more on the BBC Football page.

  15. Sampson names 23 for Wales


    Kelly Smith (centre)
    Image caption: Smith (centre) returns to the England fold

    England women's coach Mark Sampson names 23 players ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Wales next Thursday.

    England need just a point in Cardiff to qualify for the Fifa Women's World Cup, which takes place in Canada next summer.

    Reading's Fran Kirby and Jodie Taylor, who made their debuts in the 4-0 win over Sweden in August, retain their places while veterans Casey Stoney and Kelly Smith - who have 207 caps between them - return to the squad.

  16. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday or BBC Sport Facebook page

    Following the news Premier League clubs are to use the database of computer game Football Manager to help recruit new signings we asked you who your go to player was when you were a virtual manager?

    Karl Robinson: I always remembered Jonathan Pringle from Liverpool being a wonder kid in Championship Manager.

    Michael Pye: Always Javier Saviola! And Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 17 were awesome.

    Kevin West: Stefan Selakovic, bought for Palace for £350,000 sold to AC Milan after 1 season for £18m.

    Have your say via the #bbcsportsday hashtag or by leaving a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  17. Watson to consider Woods for Ryder Cup


    Tiger Woods

    US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson says he would be "a fool not to consider" Tiger Woods for one of his three captain's picks for the three-day event against Europe next month.

    And the 64-year-old says he will largely rely on Woods' assessment of his own niggling back issue which has hampered his recent form, which starts on 26 September.

    "I think it really directly comes from Tiger, how he assesses himself," said Watson. "I trust Tiger to give me the straight skinny. I trust him inherently."

  18. Barca fans vote for defence pair


    Monday's Marca front page

    According to poll in Spanish sports publication Marca, Barcelona fans would like to see Thomas Vermaelen and Marc Bartra as their two top pick centre-backs this season.

  19. Forest in for Zaha?


    Wilfried Zaha

    Nottingham Forest first-team coach Brian Eastick has hinted that they are interested in signing Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, 21, on loan, report the Nottingham Post.

  20. Villa in for Sanchez


    Elche's Colombia World Cup midfielder Carlos Sanchez, 28, has emerged as a target for Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert, reports the Birmingham Mail.

  21. Get involved


    Premier League clubs are to use the database of computer game Football Manager to help recruit new signings.

    We all remember players who were brilliant in the game (maybe better than real life), so who was your go to player when you were a virtual manager?

    Fire over your thoughts to #bbcsportsday.

  22. Ingram extends Wycombe contract


    Wycombe Wanderers goalkeeper Matt Ingramhas signed a contract extension which keeps him at the club until 2017.

    The 20-year-old, who has made 62 consecutive appearances since his debut in March last year," said: "It's a real honour to wear the number one shirt for the club I've followed all my life."

  23. Rodgers praises Coutinho


    Philippe Coutinho

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Philippe Coutinho will be on a "world level" for club and country.

    The Brazilian player, 22, who missed out on World Cup selection, starred in the Reds 4-0 friendly win against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.

    "He is so gifted as a player," Rodgers said. "The supporters appreciated him against Dortmund because of the level of the opposition.

    "His ability is magical in tight situations. I just think he needs to add sustainability. He needs to do that on the big stage, and he'll get that opportunity.

    "He will show at that level he's a top player. I see him over the next few years being on the world level for Liverpool and Brazil."

  24. Wolff confident he can control drivers

    Formula 1

    Mercedes F1 co-team boss Toto Wolff is confident the team can control the rivalry between its two drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

    "Yes, potentially it is going to get more heated, but if we carry on in performing as we do now I am still carefully optimistic that it is only up to the two of them in fighting for the world championship," Wolff tells

    "Could it come to a point where we say it is difficult to manage? It could be, but I don't see it - not with the two of them."

  25. Pietersen meets Windies legends


    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen bumped into two West Indies legends Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh (right).

    "Yes man, yes man, yes man! Would loved to have faced these two superstars...," he tweeted.

    Courtney Walsh (left), Kevin Pietersen and Curtly Ambrose
  26. Fragapane cool about success


    Claudia Fragapane

    Bristol gymnast Claudia Fragapane says she is unfazed by the attention she has received since her success at the Commonwealth Games.

    The 16-year-old won four gold medals in Glasgow - the first Englishwoman to achieve the feat in 84 years.

    Speaking to BBC Radio Bristol on her return to training, she said: "Things will probably be a bit different.

    "But when interviews are over I just go back to training and working hard and I let it all wash over my head."

  27. Carlisle v Derby in League cup


    Carlisle host Derby in the first round of the Capital One Cup on Monday - there is text commentary online with highlights on The League Cup Show on Wednesday 13 August at 23:05 BST (BBC1 and BBC1 Wales) or on Thursday 14 August at 00:05 BST (BBC1 Scotland & BBC1 Northern Ireland).

  28. Time running out for Poulter


    Ian Poulter

    Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter has just one tournament left to qualify for this year's European team after failing to move into the automatic places in the US PGA Championship.

    Poulter remains 12th in the standings after finishing joint 59th at Valhalla and will not change his schedule even if he fails to win enough points in the first FedEx Cup event next week.

    "I'll play next week and if I play well enough then I'll be an automatic in," said Poulter, who was one of the heroes of the 'Miracle at Medinah' in 2012. "If not, it's up to somebody else."

  29. Porto replace Mangala with Marcano


    Porto sign centre-back Ivan Marcano from Rubin Kazan to replace Eliaquim Mangala, who completed his move to Manchester City earlier in the day.

    The 27-year-old Spaniard, who spent the 2013-14 season on loan with Olympiakos, has signed a four-year contract at the Estadio do Dragao after the Portuguese giants paid Rubin an undisclosed fee.

  30. Stoke make £5m Redmond bid


    Nathan Redmond (centre)

    Stoke City make an improved bid of £5m for Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond with manager Mark Hughes pressing for an answer in the next 24 hours, reports the Daily Telegraph. Norwich have already rejected one bid from Stoke this summer for the 20-year-old.

  31. Sunderland reject Wickham bid - report


    Sunderland Echo report that a £4m bid by West Ham for Sunderland striker Connor Wickham, 21, has been rejected.

  32. Solskjaer: 'No offers for Morrison'


    Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists the club have made no approach for West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison.

    Solskjaer knows Morrison from his time on the coaching staff at Manchester United and has already signed several former United players since arriving at Cardiff in January.

    "I can't speak about other clubs' players and Rav is a West Ham player," said Solskjaer.

    "But we've not made any offers whatsoever."

  33. Klose ends Germany career

    Mario Gotze and Miorlsav Klose

    Germany international and World Cup final match winner Mario Gotze: "Thanks Miro #Klose Your statistics speak for themselves, but you are even more remarkable as a person!"

  34. Arsenal target Manolas


    Arsenal are preparing to step up their interest in Greek defender Kostas Manolas, who was previously linked with Tottenham and Sunderland, as a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen, reports Daily Express.

    Vermaelen signed for Barcelona in a £15m deal. Manolas, 23,has also been linked with Juventus, Roma and Napoli.

  35. Strachan little sympathy for Legia


    Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has little sympathy to Legia Warsaw following their desperate attempt to persuade Celtic to give up their Champions League slot.

    The Polish champions were thrown out of the competition for fielding an ineligible player in the second leg of their 6-1 third qualifying round clash with Strachan's old side.

    "That's the rules," said the Dark Blues boss. "It's the same in golf. If it's a windy day and the ball moves or oscillates as you're addressing it, that's a penalty," he said.

    "Every sport has its rules and you have to stick by them. But most of us have all been hit by these rules somewhere along the line."

  36. Question of Sport teaser


    Nick Faldo

    It's time for the answers of today's #QSTeaser from @QuestionofSport.

    Earlier, we asked: Since 1990, which six men have won more than one golf major in the same year?

    Nick Faldo, Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy, Mark O'Meara, Nick Price and Tiger Woods

  37. Moses targets Chelsea reprieve


    Chelsea striker Victor Moses says he wants to put his disappointing year-long loan spell with Liverpool behind him and force his way into Jose Mourinho's first team squad this season, reports London's Evening Standard.

    The 23-year-made just six Premier League starts at Liverpool last season but made his first appearance for Chelsea in a year as he came on as a substitute in their 2-1 win over Ferencvaros on Sunday.

    "I just have to forget about last season and think about this season, concentrate and keep working hard," he said.

    "What happened at Liverpool - that's football for you. It was a loan move, I wanted to play football but I unfortunately didn't get as many games as I expected."

  38. Eighth morphine positive test

    Horse Racing

    The total number of horses who have tested positive for morphine has risen to eight, the British Horseracing Authority has said.

    Seven horses had been reported to have tested positive for the banned substance, the highest profile of which being the Queen's mare Estimate, but that figure has now grown.

    The BHA says the initial stage of the investigation has suggested contaminated feed as the source of the positives.

    In a statement, the BHA said: "Once the outstanding 'B' sample analysis is complete, BHA will be able to confirm the identities of all the horses whose samples returned positive results."

  39. Sir Alex Ferguson 'jinx' is over, says son Darren


    Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson has said the "jinx" of his father Sir Alex watching his side play was lifted with Saturday's 1-0 win over Rochdale.

    Darren has long believed that his father's presence at games is bad luck - unless his mother is there too.

    But the former Manchester United boss was present as Posh won their League One season-opener at Spotland.

    "He'll be delighted that we've won and it's good to break that jinx," Darren told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

  40. Fragapane unfazed by Glasgow 2014 fame


    Bristol gymnast Claudia Fragapane says she is unfazed by the attention she has received since her success at the Commonwealth Games.

    The 16-year-old won four gold medals in Glasgow - the first Englishwoman to achieve the feat in 84 years.

    Speaking to BBC Radio Bristol on her return to training, she said: "Things will probably be a bit different.

    "But when interviews are over I just go back to training and working hard and I let it all wash over my head."

  41. Alves is staying put - Barcelona


    Barcelona director of football Andoni Zubizarreta has dismissed claims Brazilian Dani Alves has asked to leave, reports Spain's Marca.

    "Alves is under contract and we've never asked him to leave," says Zubizarreta.

    "We don't have any indications from his agent to suggest that anything is going to happen and we haven't received any offers for him.

    "But this is football and things can change"

  42. Watch all 16 of Klose's World Cup goals


    Miroslav Klose

    Watch all 16 of Miroslav Klose's World Cup goals for Germany here, as the striker retires from international football.

    Klose overtook Brazil's Ronaldo as the tournament's all-time top scorer after scoring in Germany's 7-1 semi-final defeat of Brazil.

    Germany's leading goalscorer with 71 goals in 136 games, he is also the only player to score at four World Cup finals.

  43. Thistle signs Saints defender


    Partick Thistle sign former Southampton defender Danny Seaborne on a two-year contract.

    The 27-year-old centre-back arrives at Firhill from Coventry for an undisclosed fee ahead of Partick's season-opening Scottish Premiership meeting with Ross County on Wednesday.

    Seaborne made 53 first-team appearances for Southampton.

  44. Rodriguez & Kroos to play in Cardiff


    Summer signings James Rodriguez and Toni Kroosare in line to make their Real Madrid debuts in Tuesday's Uefa Super Cup against Sevilla on Tuesday.

    Rodriguez, who won the World Cup Golden Boot after scoring six goals for Colombia, joined from Monaco for a fee, including add-ons, of about £71m.

    Germany World Cup winner Kroos is also set to feature in an official match for Real for the first time.

    The game sees the return of Real's Welsh star Gareth Bale to his hometown.

  45. Cardiff's Mason joins Bolton


    Cardiff City striker Joe Mason signs a new Cardiff City deal until 2017 before going on season-long loan to Championship rivals Bolton.

  46. Sinclair considers move from Man City


    Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair says he will leave the club if the indications are he will not be given first-team football this season.

    Sinclair joined City from Swansea in August 2012 but made just three starts in his first season at the Etihad and a loan move to West Brom last term also proved unsuccessful.

    "Personally I'm just looking to play as many games as possible - I don't know what the future holds," Sinclair said.

    "If the manager is going to give me game time, then I would love to stay. But if that's not the case I'm sure I'll have to go elsewhere and to play more."

  47. Savage donates hair to museum

    Robbie Savage

    North West Tonight: [Former player and BBC Football analyst] Robbie Savage is to donate his hair to Manchester's National Football Museum. Unwanted ponytail handed over tomorrow.

  48. Venus in rankings boost


    Venus Williams has risen six places in the rankings to 20th after her impressive run to the Roger's Cup final in Montreal.

    The American, 34, beat her sister Serena for the first time in five years in the semi-finals before losing to Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets.

  49. Togo express Ebola fears


    Togo want the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to move their Africa Cup of Nations tie from Guinea because of fears over the Ebola virus.

    The 5/6 September match is part of the first round of group qualifiers.

    It is estimated that Ebola has killed over 300 people in Guinea, the origin of the outbreak which is also now centred on Liberia and Sierra Leone.

    "We are scared by the situation prevailing in that zone," the Togo Football Federation said.

    Read more on the BBC African Football page.

  50. Mangala signs for Man City


    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has also spoken about his new recruit Eliaquim Mangala:

    "I'm delighted to have added a player of Eliaquim's quality in the squad ahead of the new season.

    "He is already a fine player but in my opinion, he has all of the mental, physical, technical and tactical attributes to become one of Europe's very best defenders.

    "Eliaquim is a player I believe will make an immediate impact in the Premier League, thanks to his physicality, his reading of the game and quality on the ball.

    "I think he will prove to be a great signing for us."

  51. Mangala signs for Man City


    Here is more from Manchester City's new signing Eliaquim Mangala: "I'm very happy to come to England because for me, the Premier League is the best league in the world. It is a very intense and very aggressive competition. There are plenty of goals, so it is also really nice to watch and I can't wait to get started!

    "The fact that Fernando is here is better because I played with him at Porto but there is also other players that I know like Sagna, Clichy and Nasri."

    Read the developing story on the BBC Sport website.

  52. Mangala signs for Man City


    Eliaquim Mangala

    Here is more on Manchester City signing Eliaquim Mangala from FC Porto for a reported £32m.

    The 23-year old central defender, who will wear the number 20 shirt, becomes the sixth signing of the summer.

    The Paris-born defender said: "City is a top club in Europe. For me, it was an important step to leave Porto and join Manchester City in order to continue my progress. I want to win titles and I believe I can do this. I am ambitious and this is why I am here."

  53. Klose ends Germany career


    Germany's World Cup winning striker Miroslav Klose retires from international football.

    Klose, who scored twice in the tournament in Brazil to become the competition's record goal scorer of all time with 16 goals, said the time was right to end a 13-year career with the German national team.

    "Winning the title in Brazil was a childhood dream come true," the 36-year-old said in a statement released by the German football association.

    "I am happy and proud to have contributed to this big success for German football. For me there could be no better moment to complete the national team chapter."

  54. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    Manchester City sign France defender Eliaquim Mangala.

  55. Widnes overwhelmed by response

    Rugby League

    Widnes report an "overwhelming" response from supporters to their appeal for information following Sunday's violent pitch invasion at the Challenge Cup semi-final.

    A number of supporters stormed onto the field immediately after the Vikings were beaten 28-6 by Castleford at Leigh Sports Village and approached rival supporters in a provocative manner.

    Castleford fans appeared not to respond to any goading but violence did break out as police and stewards attempted to restore order.

    Widnes chief executive James Rule said: "We've had an overwhelming response and the information we have received will be invaluable in conducting a thorough investigation."

  56. Cruyff queries Barca policy


    Former Barcelona manager Johan Cruyff says his former club "always used to sign ball players, but now Real Madrid do".

    In an interview with Spanish newspaper Ultima Hora, the Netherlands playing legend added: "They've gone in a new direction and we have to give them the benefit of the doubt.

    "They've spent a lot of money, which always brings a lot of scrutiny, and we'll have to see how it goes."

  57. Welcome to Vanchester


    Poster of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

    Remember the 'Welcome to Manchester' poster showing Carlos Tevez in Manchester City colours which irked some fans of his former club Manchester United?

    Well, here's a tribute to new United manager Louis van Gaal, who guided the Netherlands to the World Cup semi-finals and is deemed the man to revitalise the Old Trafford club.

    They play Swansea in the first game of the new Premier League season on Saturday at 12:45 BST.

  58. West Ham to make Wickham bid


    West Ham are set to firm up their interest in Connor Wickham, 21, by making a concrete bid for the striker, reports Daily Telegraph.

    The Hammers are keen to sign a new forward before the start of the season on Saturday, with Andy Carroll ruled out for four months.

  59. Hoddle ponders return


    Former England manager Glenn Hoddle is considering a return to football coaching with QPR, but it is understood any role is unlikely to be full-time.

    A source close to Hoddle told Press Association Sport: "It's 50-50 as to whether he'll come back with QPR. He's thinking about it.

    "If he does come back it's very likely it would be on a part-time basis."

  60. Fabregas can be the new Lampard


    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes midfielder Cesc Fabregas is well-placed to fill the position Frank Lampard occupied for 13 years.

    Fabregas, 27, joined the club from Barcelona in June while Chelsea's record goalscorer Lampard left at the end of last season when his contract expired.

    Mourinho told the Chelsea website: "Frank is the history of the club, history nobody can forget. Fabregas is the future; history is history but the future is more important at the moment.

    "My opinion, and the opinion of my players, is that Fabregas is the right player to occupy that central position in midfield."

  61. Norwich investigate racist allegation


    Norwich City say they are investigating allegations of racist behaviour by a small group of their fans during their 1-0 defeat to Wolves on Sunday.

  62. Question of Sport Teaser

    It's time for today's #QSTeaser from @QuestionofSport - Since 1990, which six men have won more than one golf major in the same year?

    We'll publish the answers shortly after 1400 BST.

  63. Huddersfield appoint Lillis as caretaker


    Huddersfield appoint academy manager Mark Lillis as caretaker boss following Sunday's departure of Mark Robins.

    Town lost 4-0 at home to Bournemouth in their opening league game and Robins left the club by mutual consent following a meeting with chairman Dean Hoyle.

    Lillis told the club's official website: "As a club - staff, players and fans alike - we have to pull together and move on."

  64. Rory glory


    "The summer of 2014 is one I'll never forget!! #backtobackmajors," tweets US PGA champion Rory McIlroy, who on Sunday added the major to complete back-to-back major wins following his Open success.

    Rory McIlroy
  65. Germany trio back together


    "Look out the Germans are back ;)," tweets Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski, alongside fellow Gunners team-mates and World Cup winners Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil.

    The trio missed Arsenal's Community Shield win over Manchester City on Sunday, but have now returned to the set-up after their success in Brazil.

    Lukas Podolski (left), Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil
  66. Ben Arfa to meet Newcastle fans


    French midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa has organised to meet Newcastle fans at a book shop on the same day the club holds an 'open day' training session as his first-team exile continues," reports the Daily Mail.

  67. Carlo's coming to Cardiff


    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, with his team on their way to Wales for Tuesday's Uefa Super Cup against Sevilla.

    "On our way to Cardiff. C'mon!" he tweets.

  68. Vanishing spray makes debut


    Vanishing spray was used for the first time in English football during the Community Shield at Wembley.

    Watch referee Michael Oliver spray over Mikel Arteta's boots, to the delight of the crowd, after Manchester City won a free-kick on the edge of Arsenal's area.

  69. Vermaelen injury delays Barca debut


    Thomas Vermaelen

    Barcelona confirm that new £15m signing Thomas Vermaelen is still carrying a hamstring injury and will have to wait before he starts training with his new team.

    The 28-year-old, who signed from Arsenal, was presented at the Nou Camp on Sunday. He injured himself during Belgium's 1-0 win over Russia in the World Cup.

    A statement from Barcelona said: "Thomas Vermaelen injured his right hamstring during the World Cup in June. The player will undergo physiotherapy, and the evolution of the injury will determine when he returns to training."

  70. Chelsea's Marin set for Fiorentina move


    Chelsea winger Marko Marin is undergoing a medical with Fiorentina with a view to joining the Serie A club on a season-long loan.

    The club tweeted that the 25-year-old was in Florence to undergo a medical.

  71. Ajmal reported for bowling action


    Adam Mountford

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action following the Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. He will have to be tested within the next 21 days. Ajmal played for county side Worcestershire earlier this season."

  72. Mourinho confident ahead of first game


    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his squad will be in good shape for their first match of the Premier League season, against Burnley next Monday.

    "It's been a difficult pre-season because we started with seven players," he told the Chelsea website.

    "After that, step by step, players were arriving after the World Cup and holidays. Finally, in this last week we've had everybody together but obviously not everyone is prepared. For example, [Branislav] Ivanovic has been training for one month, [Andre] Schurrle has trained for five days, so there is a big difference between players.

    "We have to play the first league match next weekend and we will be ready for that."

  73. Video


    Watch the moment Argentina football legend Diego Maradona slaps a journalist in the face after his car was surrounded by media in Buenos Aires.

  74. Lovren is the new Carragher - Liverpool


    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says the club have finally found the ideal replacement for Jamie Carragher by signing Dejan Lovren from Southampton for £20m, reports the Daily Telegraph.

    The defender marked his first appearance at Anfield with a goal in a 4-0 friendly win over Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.

    "He is exactly what I've been looking for since Jamie Carragher left," said Rodgers.

    "He is a dominant number one centre-half who reads the game well, offers good guidance to the back four and the rest of the team - and shows his qualities of range of passing too."

  75. Community Shield to be held overseas?


    Community Shield

    The Community Shield could be staged overseas in the future, says the Football Association's general secretary Alex Horne.

    The season's curtain-raiser is traditionally held at Wembley, but the contract with the stadium is due to expire in 2018.

    "It's an interesting idea and we've seen the NFL do something similar with their games coming to Wembley," he told BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek programme..

    "The NBA are doing it and we know that Spanish football and Italian football are looking at doing that with their own Supercup-type games.

    "So, it's an interesting opportunity. But, as I say, right now, we've got a contract with Wembley [until 2018], and the fans and the players enjoy playing at Wembley."

  76. Clubs to use Football Manager database


    Premier League clubs are to start using the database belonging to popular computer game Football Manager to help identify and recruit new signings, according to The Guardian newspaper.

    Game creator Sports Interactive will begin provide information for Prozone Recruiter, an online analysis platform which many of the top clubs use to scout new talent.

    Prozone's CEO Thomas Schmider said: "The Sports Interactive database is a highly accurate and valuable resource that will further enhance the recruitment services that we provide."

  77. Paralympic medal used for engagement ring

    Disability Sport

    French alpine skier Vincent Gauthier-Manuel, who won a gold, silver and bronze at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics, has had part of the silver medal melted down to create an engagement ring for his girlfriend, reports ParaSport-News.

  78. England hold training camp

    Rugby Union

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster has brought together a 55-man squad for a four-day training camp in Loughborough.

    Lancaster said the main objective will be to review the displays during the three defeats in New Zealand this summer.

    England face the All Blacks again in the opening autumn international at Twickenham on 8 November.

    A senior squad consisting of 33 players and a 32-man Saxons squad will be announced in October.

  79. Latest transfer news


    On Sunday, Thomas Vermaelen officially completed his £15m move from Arsenal to Barcelona. To keep track of all the latest transfers before the window shuts at 23:00 BST on 1 September, keep an eye on this page.

    Biggest British signing so far: Alexis Sanchez - Barcelona to Arsenal for about £35m.

    Busiest clubs this summer: Crawley Town have signed 17 players.

    Busiest Premier League clubs: Newcastle have signed nine players.

  80. Mickelson makes Ryder cup team


    Phil Mickelson has qualified for his 10th successive Ryder Cup team. The United States player finished as runner-up to Rory McIlroy in the US PGA which was enough to earn him his berth in Tom Watson's team.

    The championship was the final qualifying event for nine Americans to make the team that will try to win back the cup from Europe at Gleneagles in September.

  81. Latest Formula 1 gossip

    Luca Di Montezemolo has rejected claims that he is set to step down as president of Ferrari according to El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish).

    Meanwhile, McLaren's Jenson Button says he has no plans to retire amid rumours that he could quit the sport at the end of the season, reports NBC Sports.

    Read about those stories and more in today's F1 gossip column.

  82. Ouseph to face Glasgow nemesis


    Rajiv Ouseph

    Rajiv Ouseph faces a rematch with Malaysia's Chong Wei Feng, who defeated him at the Commonwealth Games, in the first round of the World Championships.

    The Malaysian 16th seed defeated the Englishman in a three-game contest in the team final at Glasgow 2014.

  83. RFL investigate Widnes crowd incident

    Rugby League

    The Rugby Football League is to investigate after fans ran onto the pitch following Castleford's Challenge Cup semi-final win over Widnes at the Leigh Sports Village.

    A statement said: "The RFL will await reports from the stadium, the police and the two clubs before deciding what action to take."

    Widnes apologised for what the club described as "disgraceful scenes".

  84. Commonwealth Games

    Gold Coast 2018 has yet to decide on how many para-sports it will include in four years time. Glasgow 2014 had five, but currently only four have been mentioned on the Gold Coast website. Track cycling has been excluded.

    In an email to BBC Sport, Gold Coast 2018 said: "We are currently in the strategic planning phase of GC2018.

    "More information about the para-sports program will be available in 2015 and information about the number of medals will be available closer to 2018."

  85. Exeter aim to lift transfer embargo


    Exeter City's acting chairman Julian Tagg says he hopes to have the club's transfer embargo lifted by the end of this week.

    City have been unable to sign any players this summer after receiving a loan from the Professional Footballers' Association to help with running costs. Lower crowds last season led to City suffering a cash flow problem.

    "The target is next Friday, we're hoping that that's done, we're putting everything in place," Tagg said.

  86. McIlroy & Kaymer make history


    Rory McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy's Open and US PGA double combined with German Martin Kaymer's US Open win means it is the first time in the modern era that Europe has claimed three majors in the same season.

  87. Marquez continues domination


    Honda's Marc Marquez continued his domination of MotoGP with his 10th successive victory at Indianapolis to equal Mick Doohan's 1997 record.

    "I expected an easier race but at the start it was very close," said the 21-year-old, who fought his way back from fifth. "My tyres were on the limit so it was difficult. It's great to win again."

  88. PGA defiant over handling of rain


    Tournament officials say they have no regrets about their handling of the final day of the US PGA Championship.

    A torrential downpour flooded the course and saw play suspended for almost two hours and created a race against time to finish before darkness fell.

    "I thought it was the greatest day of golf that we've seen in years and I could not be more pleased about the excitement," said Kerry Haigh, the PGA of America's chief championships officer.

    He added that there was "no consideration" to moving tee times forward when rain had been forecast.

  89. Phelps qualifies for US at trials


    Eighteen-time Olympic champion Michael Phelpshas been selected by the United States for the Pan Pacfiic Championships, which start on 21 August.

    The 29-year-old announced in April that he was making a comeback and finished in the top three of the 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley at the US trials to qualify.

    "I got in the water and I was actually able to put together a full race," he said after the 200m medley.

  90. Community Shield highlights


    If you missed Arsenal beat Premier League champions Manchester City to win the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, why not watch our three minute and 38 second highlights edit.

  91. Latest Football Gossip

    We've updated our gossip column with all the latest transfer news. Here are the top three stories:

    Manchester United are weighing up a £50m move for Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, 26. (Daily Star)

    United boss Louis van Gaal also wants to link up with some of his former Netherlands charges, with Ajax defender Daley Blind, 24, and Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, thought to be prospective targets. (Evening Standard)

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to launch a move for Liverpool's unsettled defender Daniel Agger, 29. (Daily Express)

  92. Watson back in the top 50


    Heather Watson

    Heather Watson reclaims her place in the world's top 50 after the latest rankings were published today.

    The Briton, 22, reached the third round at the Rogers Cup last week to help boost her ranking to 46.

    She will compete in this week's Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati after coming through qualifying.

  93. Tranmere announce new owners


    Mark and Nicola Palios are taking a controlling interest in Tranmere Rovers after coming to an agreement with current owner Peter Johnson.

    Mark, a former chief executive of the Football Association, has made over 280 appearances for the club during two stints at Prenton Park. Nicola is a commercial lawyer with 24 years of experience in business, sport and consultancy.

    Johnson said: "I have been looking for a safe pair of hands to ensure the club's future. In Mark and Nicola I have found that."

  94. Ramsey predicts stronger Arsenal


    Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere

    Aaron Ramsey says Arsenal will learn from their troubles last season in order to challenge more strongly in the new Premier League campaign.

    "The thing we need to improve is our form against the big teams away from home," said Wales midfielder Ramsey. "We will learn our lessons and you will see a different Arsenal in away games."

    Arsenal were fourth in the top flight last season, seven points behind champions Manchester City.

  95. Community Shield analysis


    Martin Keown

    Football Analyst

    "The result was down to the way Manchester City started the game. They were better in the second half but in the first half Arsenal moved the ball beautifully and Alexis Sanchez, in his wide right position, looked dangerous for Arsenal.

    "It is a good way to take Arsene Wenger into a new season and he will be delighted. He looks five years younger after winning the FA Cup and going back to Wembley to win again."

  96. Pellegrini confident of title


    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is optimistic about his team's chances of retaining the Premier League title despite their Community Shield defeat.

    City travel to Newcastle on Sunday for their league opener, following a 3-0 loss to Arsenal on Sunday.

    Asked if they can win the title, he said: "Of course. Five or six teams have the chance to win but we had a stronger squad than last year."

  97. Consistent Fowler continues major wait


    Rickie Fowler

    American Rickie Fowler, 25, becomes only the third man in the modern era to finish in the top five of all four majors in a season, joining Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.

    However, despite his consistency, he awaits a first major victory and remains on just one PGA Tour win in his career.

    "This is probably the one that hurts the most for me this year. I felt I could go out and win it," said Fowler, who finished two shots adrift of champion Rory McIlroy at the US PGA.

  98. Reaction to McIlroy's US PGA win


    Nine-time major winner Gary Player: "Lights out. Congratulations Rory McIlroy on your fourth major at the PGA Championship. Great back nine. True grit. Respect. My very best. GP."

    Two-time Open Champion Greg Norman: "Out of darkness comes the brightest star in the future of golf. Congratulations Rory McIlroy. You seized the moment at the right time."

    Four-time European Tour winner Matteo Manassero: "I was glued to the TV...they mainly talk about his driving but the strength of mind he showed is incredible! Rory McIlroy is a great champion."

  99. A summer beyond my dreams - McIlroy


    Rory McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy says the "best golf of his life" has led to a summer beyond his "wildest dreams", after a one-shot victory at the US PGA Championship.

    The Open champion, 25, landed a second major in as many months, holding off challenges from Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson at Valhalla.

    "I gutted it out. It was a different to my previous major wins," said McIlroy, who finished with a 16-under total. "To win my second major this year and fourth by 25, it's just incredible."

  100. Post update

    Morning all and a very warm welcome to Monday's edition of Sportsday Live.

    World number one Rory McIlroy won the fourth major of his career after edging a gripping US PGA at Valhalla in the early hours of this morning.

    That followed Arsenal's statement of intent for the season with a 3-0 win over Premier League champions Manchester City at Wembley.

    And Castleford Tigers thrashed Widnes Vikings to set up an all-West Yorkshire Challenge Cup final against Leeds Rhinos.