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Luke Reddy and Pete Oliver

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  1. Champions League takes centre stage


    That's it for another day, apart from the small matter of afalse

    We have brought you all the reaction to Neil Warnock's return as Crystal Palace manager and all the latest transfer stories involving Fernando Torres, Federico Fazio, James McArthur and Jordan Rhodes.

    We've also been right across a pretty dismal day for England's cricket team and we'll be back tomorrow with the draw for the Champions League group stage where Arsenal will hope to be in the hat for the 17th year in a row and the announcement of England's new captain.

  2. Deeney signs news deal at Watford


    Watford captain Troy Deeney has signed a new four-year deal at Vicarage Road to end any chance of a pre-deadline move.

    The striker had attracted reported interest this summer from Hull, Leicester and Burnley but has now committed himself to the Championship club.

  3. India go 1-0 up in series


    India complete a crushing 133-run win over England in Cardiff to take a 1-0 lead in the one-day series.

    After rattling up 304-6, India then bowled out England for just 161 as they chased a revised target of 295.

    It's on to Trent Bridge now for Saturday's next instalment of what is now a four-match series and England will have to bat a lot better.

    James Anderson congratulations

    Go here for the full story.

  4. Alonso calls it a day with Spain


    Real Madrid's former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football.

    Alonso bows out after Spain's dismal defence of their World Cup crown in Brazil.

    However, the 32-year-old hangs up his boots with a World Cup and two European Championships (2008 and 2012) to his name.

    Xabi Alonso and Diego Costa in training with Spain

    "I announce my retirement from international football. It's been an enormous honour for 11 great years. Sincere thanks to everyone involved," Alonso said on Twitter.

  5. Get involved


    Thank you for all your tweets on Neil Warnock being appointed Crystal Palace manager. Tweet #bbcsportsday to get involved.

    Rian Hoskins: Warnock would have been good for Palace in the Championship. But it is a risk considering he hasn't kept a BPL team up before.

    Andrew Priestley: Last year Crystal Palace got their appointment just right with Pulis, this year they've got it all wrong with Neil Warnock.

  6. Woakes mounts last stand for England


    The end is nigh for England who have put up a pretty dismal fight at Cardiff.

    India's slow bowlers have maintained their grip with Ben Stokes holing out on the boundary and Chris Jordan trapped plumb in front for a duck.

    It's 141-8 and, not for the first time this summer, the crowd may feel a bit short-changed.

    Chris Woakes tries to liven it up, though, as he survives a dropped chance by hammering a six over long on.

    India close in on victory over England at Cardiff
  7. 'Let's do it,' says Wenger


    The Champions League group stage draw beckons and Sportsday will have it tomorrow from 16.45BST.

    Not surprisingly, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is determined to be in it - again.

    "For us the Champions League is very important. We want to play at the top level, at international level," said Wenger (below) ahead of tonight's qualifying round second leg against Besiktas with the tie balanced at 0-0.

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

    "Nothing is unthinkable - it (not qualifying for the group stage) has happened to 99% of all the big clubs in Europe.

    "But we want to be in there and we think we have the potential to do it. The task is clear and we know we can do it. So let's do it."

  8. India closing in on victory


    Another nail in the coffin for England, it would appear, as Eoin Morgan perishes for 28 to leave England on 119-6.

    Morgan and Ben Stokes were just starting to look as though they might provide some entertainment when Morgan fails to clear the ropes with a slog-sweep and gives Ravindra Jadeja another wicket.

    Another 176 to win at over ten an over looks an impossible task.

    Keep checking, though, via our live text commentary.

  9. Warnock's point to prove


    Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says Neil Warnock joins the club with "unfinished business" in the Premier League.

    Warnock, 65, joins the club for the second time having left in 2010 but has never kept a side in the Premier League despite being in a position of safety before being sacked by QPR in January 2012.

    Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish

    "It felt a good fit," Parish (above) tells Sky Sports. "We want to put some succession planning in place. Hopefully we can sit down at the end of the season and plan a future for the club rather than fire fighting."

  10. Ryder Cup race is on


    Stephen Gallagher

    European captain Paul McGinley will leave it to the last minute to decide on his Ryder Cup wild cards and admits "something spectacular" could yet influence his decision.

    Scotland's Stephen Gallacher (pictured) is the only player who can move into the automatic qualifying places by finishing first or second in the final counting event, this week's Italian Open.

    The Deutsche Bank Championship - which does not count towards qualifying - is also underway in Boston and good form there could prove influential says McGinley, who announces his three wildcard choices on Tuesday.

    "There are a few players here who could win or do very well and really give themselves the best possible chance of a pick," says McGinley. "I want to see guys bursting over the line this week."

  11. Question of Sport Teaser answer

    Earlier we asked you - courtesy of our good friends at Question of Sport - since 2000, which eight players whose surnames end in a Y have made their ODI debut for @ECB_cricket?

    The answer: Gareth Batty, Michael Carberry, Joe Denly, Harry Gurney, Robert Key, James Kirtley, Stephen Parry and Michael Yardy.

    Well done if you got it right.

  12. Degenkolb

    Road cycling

    Germany's John Degenkolb wins the stage for the second day running in the Vuelta a Espana.

    France's Nacer Bouhanni claims he is blocked off by Degenkolb in a sprint for the line at the end of 180km stage ride from Priego de Cordoba to Ronda.

    But Bouhanni has to accept second place with Moreno Hofland of the Netherlands in third.

    Australia's Michael Matthews finished in the leading pack to extend his overall lead over race favourite Nairo Quintana of Colombia to 13 seconds.

  13. Hales' effort ends as India tighten grip


    England are chasing a revised target of 295 from 47 overs under the DL method after losing a few overs at the start of their reply but at this rate that's an academic figure as Alex Hales departs.

    The debutant top-edges a sweep in Ravindra Jadeja's first over to go for 40 as England struggle to 82-4 after 21 overs.

    Jadeja then strikes again as Joss Butler dollies one up to go for two. England getting a taste of their own medicine at 84-5.

    Stay in touch via our live text commentary.

  14. South Africa triumph in run chase


    Captain AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis have both hit hundreds to set up a remarkable victory for South Africa over Australia.

    Chasing Australia's 327-7 in their one-day international in Harare, South Africa romped home by seven wickets with more than three overs to spare.

    The pair (below) put on 206 for the third wicket to give their side four points in the triangular tournament which has the world number-one ranking at stake.

    Faf du Plessis congratulates A B de Villiers on a century against Australia
  15. Not for sale


    Roberto Soldado and Andros Townsend

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will not sell Andros Townsend or Roberto Soldado before the transfer window closes on Monday.

    Soldado has struggled for form since joining from Valencia last summer and AC Milan have been linked with a move for the Spaniard.

    "He is in my plans. For the future? Yes. Yes. We've only had two games in the Premier League and one in the Europa League," says Pochettino, who says he needs 24 or 25 players to manage this season.

  16. Button pushed out?

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport

    "Jenson Button's Formula 1 career is hanging in the balance as McLaren continue their pursuit of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

    "McLaren have been courting Alonso since last year after deciding they want him as a lead driver for their new engine partnership with Honda from 2015.

    "They are not prepared to take any other decisions on drivers until they know whether Alonso will leave Maranello.

    "Button is out of contract this year and wants to stay at McLaren."

  17. No Napoli move for Sandro and Lucas


    Napoli have ended their interest in midfielders Lucas Leiva of Liverpool and Tottenham's Sandro, reports Talksport.

    The transfer fees and wage demands have proven too problematic for Rafa Benitez's side, who will now turn their attention to David Lopez of Espanyol.

  18. England lose quick wickets as chase falters


    Three quick wickets mean England are up against it in their run chase.

    Alastair Cook and Alex Hales put on 54 for the first wicket but Cook and Ian Bell then go in the same Mohammed Shami over to leave England on 56-2 after 11.

    India's 304-6 suddenly looks a long way off and it gets even worse for the hosts when Joe Root is castled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who makes the most of the bowler-friendly conditions, to make it 63-3.

    A lot now on the shoulders of Hales and Eoin Morgan. Follow our live text commentary to see how it all pans out.

  19. No Bale-ing out


    Manager Chris Coleman is adamant star man Gareth Bale will play if Wales have to play on an artificial surface when they meet Andorra on 9 September.

    Gareth Bale

    The 3G pitch in question will be inspected by Fifa on Friday and while Coleman says he has met with Bale's Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti to discuss the problems the surface throws up, the 25-year-old will feature regardless.

    "Madrid understand Gareth's got a job to play for Wales, if he's available he's going to play," says Coleman, who stressed his squad would not train on the surface beforehand for fear of picking up injuries. "Carlo said when they trained on 3G a lot of players had bad reactions, it was tough."

  20. McArthur fee agreed


    James McArthur

    Leicester City agree a fee in the region of £7m for Wigan Athletic midfielder James McArthur.

    The 26-year-old will become the Foxes sixth signing of the summer if he passes a medical later today.

    Burnley were also interested in the services of the Scottish international but had a series of bids rejected.

  21. No bridge too far for Marquez

    Moto GP

    World Moto GP champion Marc Marquez warmed up for Sunday's British Moto GP at Silverstone with a quick spin across the Millenium Bridge in London.

    Not even the pigeons of St Paul's would have had a chance of catching the Spaniard who had won ten races in a row before his remarkable run was ended in the last round in the Czech Republic.

    Marc Marquez rides across the Millenium Bridge in London
  22. Central role for Burgess

    Rugby Union

    Sam Burgess will start his Bath career in the centres, but head coach Mike Ford still expects him to excel in the back-row.

    South Sydney Rabbitohs star Burgess will trade codes for rugby union in October, joining Bath in a bid to break into Stuart Lancaster's Rugby World Cup 2015 squad.

    Bath footed the entire bill for his signature and Ford says the international setup therefore have "no say" in his development.

    "Clearly we'll probably look at him in the centres first and foremost, let him learn the game from afar really," says Ford. "But my gut feeling is he will end up in the pack."

  23. Get involved


    Neil Warnock

    Many of your tweets on Crystal Palace's appointment of Neil Warnock appeared to write the 65-year-old off but it appears the tide is turning.

    Joe Cooper: Warnock's appointment is great! A huge influence in the dressing room, loves the fans and will show the grit to stay up.

    Jack McLeod: Warnock has never had a chance to prove himself in the Premiership. I think he'll keep them up. What else can Crystal Palace hope for?

    Get in touch on #bbcsportsday.

  24. Post update

    Times chief football correspondent Oliver Kay tweets: If Crystal Palace stay up it will be the first time Warnock has kept a team in top flight (after Notts Co & Sheff U, though he was on course when QPR sacked him). And for what it's worth, I think Warnock will keep them up. They look far better equipped to survive than they did a year ago pre-Pulis.

  25. Celtic strike loan deal


    Mubarak Wakaso

    Celtic complete the loan signing of Ghana winger Mubarak Wakaso.

    The 24-year-old, who played in the World Cup, arrives on a one-year loan deal with Celtic having the option to buy the player from Russian side Rubin Kazan.

  26. Hands off Blind


    Ajax director of football Marc Overmars says Manchester United have made no contact over Daley Blind and states only a "top price" would see the full-back move.

    Daley Blind

    Reports have circulated linking the Netherlands defender with a move to Old Trafford, where he would link up with his former international coach Louis van Gaal.

    "There's some rumblings around Daley, some clubs enquired, but there is no concrete offer," says former Arsenal winger Overmars. "Only if the absolute top price is paid is a transfer negotiable."

  27. Tough man to please


    Miroslav Klose and Louis van Gaal

    Miroslav Klose claims the years he spent playing under new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal were the hardest of his career.

    The 36-year-old - Germany's all-time leading goalscorer with 71 goals - left Bayern Munich in 2011 after struggling to satisfy the Dutchman.

    "I didn't feel free," says Klose. "It was very difficult for me to fulfil his expectations. He was asking me to make runs I just couldn't see. I gave it all I could, but sometimes it just wasn't enough."

  28. Rain in Cardiff delays England


    England openers Alastair Cook and debutant Alex Hales get as far as the bottom of the pavilion steps at Cardiff before rain sends them scurrying back inside before they can start their reply.

    India made 306-4 and won't want a wash-out as they will think they have a decent chance of going 1-0 up in what is now a four-match series.

  29. Israel Euro qualifier postponed


    Israel's Euro 2016 qualifying tie at home to Belgium has been moved from 9 Sept to 31 March because of the security situation in Israel.

    The country is not currently permitted to host any European matches at international or club level.

    Maccabi Tel Aviv have been playing their home ties in the Champions League qualifying competition in Cyprus.

    Wales are also in Israel's qualifying group, along with Bosnia-Hercegovina, Cyprus and Andorra in Group B.

  30. Soldado misses out for Spurs


    Roberto Soldado

    Roberto Soldado will miss Tottenham's Europa League play-off second leg against AEL Limassol at White Hart Lane tomorrow night.

    The Spanish striker, who scored one of the goals as Spurs won 2-1 in Cyprus, has neck and back injuries but defender Vlad Chiriches is available for the first time this season following injury.

    Kyle Walker is still out with a hip problem as Spurs look to secure their place in the group stages.

  31. Swiss call up big two for Davis Cup


    Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka have both been confirmed in Switzerland's team to face Italy in their Davis Cup semi-final in Geneva from 12-14 September.

    The world numbers three and four (below) will be joined in the Swiss team by Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer, 167th and 454th respectively in the ATP rankings.

    Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer (right) on Davis Cup duty for Switzerland

    The winners will face either France or the Czech Republic in the final.

  32. South Africa make positive start


    There could be a decent finish in prospect in Harare where South Africa are chasing Australia's 327-7 in their ODI.

    South Africa reached 140-2 in the 23rd over with Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers both closing in on half-centuries.

    Zimbabwe make up the triangular tournament.

  33. England set 305 to win in Cardiff


    England's batting order looks as though it will be severely tested after India posted 304-6 in the second one-day international.

    India recovered from 19-2 thanks largely to a sparkling century from Suresh Raina.

    Opener Rohit Sharma and captain MS Dhoni also made half-centuries as England's seamers - and Chris Jordan in particular - found it tough going in what looked like decent bowling conditions.

    Chris Jordan tries to run out Suresh Raina

    Follow England's reply with our live text commentary.

  34. Bale in Wales squad for Euro qualifier


    Chris Coleman has announced his squad for Wales' opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Andorra on 9 September.

    There is a possibility the venue could be changed if Andorra don't get approval for their 3G pitch.

    Wales will also face Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Israel and Cyprus in Group B.

    Wales squad: Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Kyle Letheren (Dundee), Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere Rovers).

    Defenders: James Chester (Hull City), James Collins (West Ham), Ben Davies (Tottenham), Chris Gunter (Reading), Adam Matthews (Celtic), Sam Ricketts (Wolves), Neil Taylor (Swansea City), Ashley Williams (Swansea City).

    Midfielders: Joe Allen (Liverpool), Emyr Huws (Manchester City, on loan at Wigan Athletic), Andy King (Leicester City), Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace), Aaron Ramsey  (Arsenal), David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

    Forwards: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Simon Church (Charlton Athletic), Tom Lawrence (Manchester United), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), George Williams (Fulham), Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace).

  35. Century for Raina as India wrest control


    India have remained on the attack with Suresh Raina lighting up a gloomy Cardiff with a dazzling century - his fourth in ODIs - before falling for exactly 100.

    The left-hander (below) reached his 100 off just 74 balls with three sixes and 12 fours as India got to 267-4 in the 46th over.

    England, who can't stop bowling wides, looked as though they might have been chasing over 300 but Raina's dismissal, caught in the deep by James Anderson off Chris Woakes, may apply the brakes.

    For all the details, follow our live text commentary.

    India batsman Suresh Raina on his way to a century against England at Cardiff
  36. Get involved


    Our vote on where Manchester United will finish is now closed but get in touch with your views on the news Neil Warnock has been appointed Crystal Palace manager.

  37. Vote result


    Louis van Gaal

    Manchester United will not qualify for next season's Champions League according to the majority of your votes.

    More than 36,000 of you have been in touch and 60.66% of your votes say Louis van Gaal's side will finish between fifth and 10th spot in the Premier League table.

    Just under a quarter of votes cast have United down to end the season between second and fourth, while an optimistic 4.32% of you say they will in the title.

    Result in full: 5th - 10th - 60.66%; 2nd - 4th - 24.77%; bottom half - 10.25%; champions 4.32%

  38. Dons played Man Utd at 'a good time'


    Will Grigg

    Milton Keynes hero Will Grigg says they faced Manchester United at "a good time" in the Capital One Cup.

    MK Dons humbled the Premier League side 4-0 with Grigg netting twice, but he believes no amount of negativity over United's current crop of players can overshadow the performance of the League One side.

    "People have said it was a weakened Manchester United team. Obviously they had a few changes but they still had people returning from the World Cup and world-class players on the pitch," he tells BBC Radio 5 live. "Anyone watching the game and whoever was in the stadium noticed how well we played."

  39. Scottish League Cup draw


    Holders Aberdeen are drawn at home to Livingston in the third round of the Scottish League Cup.

    The draw has thrown up a derby as Dundee United host Dundee, while Celtic are at home to Hearts.

    Draw in full: Dundee United v Dundee; Falkirk v Rangers or Inverness Caledonian Thistle; Ross County v Hibernian; Kilmarnock v St Johnstone; Aberdeen v Livingston; Partick Thistle v St Mirren; Celtic v Heart of Midlothian; Hamilton Academical v Motherwell.

    Ties will be played on 23 and 24 September.

  40. Joshua fight announced


    Anthony Joshua

    Anthony Joshua will face Konstantin Airich in Manchester on 13 September.

    Airich, 35, is a Kazakh-born German heavyweight and has 21 wins from 35 fights, but faces a man with seven knockout wins from seven pro contests.

    Joshua, who has recently sparred Wladimir Klitschko, will fight on the undercard of Scott Quigg's WBA world super bantamweight title defence against Stephane Jamoye.

  41. Pitch switch for Wales?


    Wales' opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Andorra may have to be switched to a different country.

    Chris Coleman's side are scheduled to play there on 9 September, but Andorra admit they have no alternative plans if their new 3G artificial pitch fails a Fifa inspection on Friday.

    "We are strongly confident and not thinking about plan B," said Andorra's sporting co-ordinator Jordi Beal.

  42. Raina passes fifty as India cut loose


    India are starting to motor with Suresh Raina taking 20 off a Chris Woakes over during the powerplay as the tourists move on to 191-4 after 38 overs.

    After a dismal second half of the summer they could finally give England a serious test in what is effectively the first of four one-day internationals after the first was washed out.

    Raina reached his 50 off 49 balls with a six and celebrated by hitting Woakes for another six and a four. Chris Jordan has now bowled 10 wides.

    Follow India's push for a big total via our live text commentary.

  43. Get involved


    Justin Hutton: I feel robbed that my season ticket money is going to used to pay a mediocre manager like Warnock.

    James Carter: Seeing Neil Warnock being appointed gives me hope as a Man Utd fan that we'll at least finish above bottom.

    Tweet us on #bbcsportsday with your views on Neil Warnock's appointment.

  44. Don't get comfortable, Neil


    Tony Pulis, Ian Holloway, Dougie Freedman, Paul Hart and George Burley

    Neil Warnock has signed a two-year deal to return as Crystal Palace manager, but since he left in 2010, five men have held the post permanently.

    Paul Hart and George Burley managed fewer than 40 games between them, before Dougie Freedman took the helm. Freedman is the longest-serving manager in the period with 90 matches to his name.

    Ian Holloway followed in his footsteps and won promotion to the Premier League before stepping aside for Tony Pulis to save the club from what looked like certain relegation. The Palace job, it seems, is not for the faint-hearted.

  45. 2013 Oaks winner Talent retired

    Horse Racing

    Talent, winner of the 2013 Investec Oaks under Richard Hughes, has been retired after finishing fifth to Tapestry in last week's Yorkshire Oaks.

    The Ralph Beckett-trained filly also finished second in last year's Ladbrokes St Leger.

    Talent wins the 2013 Oaks

    "She gave us the best day of our training career when winning the Oaks last year," Beckett told his yard's website.

    "But it became obvious that she is not the same filly this year and so it became clear that the best thing to do was to retire her."

  46. Warnock's return


    So there it is then - as expected, Warnock returns to his former club where he won 47 of his 129 games in charge between 2007 and 2010.

    The Eagles have had five other permanent managers since he left the club.

  47. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    Neil Warnock is confirmed as the new manager of Crystal Palace, succeeding Tony Pulis.

  48. Post update

    Crystal Palace tweet: The club's new manager will be announced at 1.05pm.

    Stay with us for reaction and debate to the new appointment at Selhurst Park.

  49. Sharma falls for 52


    England still have the upper hand at Cardiff as Rohit Sharma gifts his wicket after making 52 off 87 balls.

    He lofts James Treadwell to Chris Woakes at long-off to give the spinner a second wicket. India are 132-4 after 30 overs as skipper MS Dhoni comes in to face yet another potentially tricky situation.

    James Treadwell celebrates a wicket with Joss Buttler

    Stay in touch via our live text commentary.

  50. Get involved


    Mark Bryant: Massively underwhelmed by the appointment of Warnock. Experience in the Premier League, yes, but mostly as a failure.

    Miles: Warnock has a proven record... Palace will get relegated.

    Fahad Khan: Warnock is like Ian Holloway: Good enough to lead teams into the PL but not keep them in it. Definitely a downgrade from Pulis.

    Send us your thoughts on Crystal Palace's decision to turn to their former manager. Tweet #bbcsportsday.

  51. No emergency striker for Arsenal


    Olivier Giroud

    Arsenal are not planning to sign another striker to replace Olivier Giroud - even if scans on his ankle confirm a serious injury.

    The club have no intention of recruiting any forwards on a permanent deal in this summer's transfer window, with a loan move the only possibility.

    Giroud has undergone a second assessment after hurting himself in the 2-2 draw at Everton on Saturday. The Gunners are expected to disclose the severity of his injury later today.

  52. Aussies set stiff test


    South Africa will need a testing 328 off their 50 overs to beat Australia in their one-day international in Zimbabwe.

    Whoever wins the triangular tournament (assuming the host nation doesn't) will occupy the world number one ranking for ODIs.

    Hard-hitting opener Aaron Finch top-scored for the Aussies with 102 off 116 balls, with Mitchell Johnson blasting 23 off just eight balls at the end to take them well beyond 300.

  53. Get involved

    Please keep your votes on Manchester United's Premiership finish coming through the right-hand side of this page but please tweet us with your reaction to Crystal Palace's move for Neil Warnock.

    Send us your thoughts on #bbcsportsday.

  54. Palace to appoint Warnock


    Neil Warnock

    Neil Warnock began his managerial career with Gainsborough Trinity in 1980 and - after spells at Sheffield United, Queens Park Rangers and Notts County to name a few - last managed at Leeds United in 2013.

    A qualified referee, Warnock is no stranger to controversy and confrontation. He has become known for his outbursts with officials, but developed a reputation for guiding sides to promotion in England's lower leagues.

    In all, he has won seven promotions, including two to the Premier League with Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers. He guided QPR into the top flight after leaving Crystal Palace to join them in 2010.

  55. Tredwell strikes to halt India fightback


    England get a third wicket just when they need one as off-spinner James Treadwell removes Ajinkya Rahane for 41 to leave India on 110-3 after 24 overs.

    The tourists had looked comfortable against seamers Chris Jordan and Ben Stokes, but Treadwell gets one past Rahane's outside edge and wicketkeeper Joss Buttler is given the stumping verdict after a review.

    To stay up to date with what is happening at Cardiff, check out our live text commentary.

  56. Injured Klitschko re-schedules defence


    World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has announced a new date for his IBF title bout with Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev after pulling out of the original fight through injury.

    Klitschko, who also holds the WBO, WBA and IBO belts, will now face Pulez in Hamburg on 15 November.

    The fight had been scheduled for 6 September but was put back after Klitschko, 38, tore bicep muscles in training.

    Vladimir Klitschko
  57. Gomis and Bony 'can play together'


    Swansea manager Garry Monk insists summer acquisition Bafetimbi Gomis has been signed to play with and put pressure on Wilfried Bony - not replace him.

    Gomis joined Swansea on a four-year contract from Lyon in June and has plenty of pedigree, having scored more than 140 goals in French football, prompting speculation Bony would move on after hitting 25 goals last season.

    "When you get a formal offer is perhaps when you worry about it, but I'm prepared to use them both," says Monk. "If someone comes in with an offer, that's the only time you think about it."

  58. Warnock to be appointed Palace manager

    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    "Crystal Palace are set to appoint Neil Warnock as their new manager.

    "The 65-year-old, who was in charge of Palace between 2007 and 2010, has been preferred to former West Brom boss Steve Clarke.

    "It is understood Palace chairman and co-owner Steve Parish felt Warnock was the best option for what the club need now and building for the future.

    "Warnock has money to spend and discussions will continue over the make-up of his backroom staff."

  59. A difficult market


    Burnley manager Sean Dyche says the Premier League club are being priced out of transfer deals as he looks to strengthen before Monday's deadline.

    Asked if it was harder to sign players now than 12 months ago, he told BBC Radio Lancashire: "Weirdly, yes."

    He added: "We are Premier League now and if you're going for any player, trust me, the value goes up radically from what it was a year ago or even a few months ago when we were in the Championship."

    Burnley transfers
  60. Play by numbers


    Everton signing Samuel Eto'o will wear the number five shirt at Goodison Park.

    Surely it is written in law somewhere that five should only be worn by central defenders? It is certainly not a striker's choice, is it?

    The Daily Mail takes a look at some of the more bizarre shirt choices. Why did David Beckham go for 23? What motivated Ronaldinho's choice of 80?

    Clue: Beckham liked a certain basketball player and Ronaldinho is 34 years old.

    Ronaldinho and David Beckham
  61. Broncos do more business

    Rugby League

    Fiji World Cup centre Wes Naiqama is London Broncos' latest and most high-profile signing for their Championship campaign in 2015.

    Naiqama, 31, who made four appearances for the Bati in the 2013 World Cup, including the semi-final against Australia, is joining the relegated Broncos on a two-year deal from Penrith Panthers.

  62. Finch helps Australia make flying start


    Australia are finding runs a little easier to come by than India are against England as they reach 249-4 after 42 overs of their one-day international with South Africa in Harare.

    Australian opener Aaron Finch

    Yorkshire overseas player Aaron Finch (pictured) hit a typically aggressive century, making 102 off just 116 balls, opening partner Phil Hughes weighing in with 52.

    Captain George Bailey, standing in for the injured Michael Clarke, has just gone for 66.

  63. Roma replace Benatia


    Serie A side AS Roma sign Greece international Kostas Manolas from Olympiakos as a replacement for central defender Mehdi Benatia.

    Moroccan international Benatia was linked with move to the Premier League before joining Bayern Munich.

    Manolas, 23, has signed a five-year deal and moves for a fee of about £10.4m.

  64. Manchester United vote


    We have covered all the reaction to Manchester United's mauling at the hands of Milton Keynes Dons on Tuesday, but what will the future hold?

    It is time for you to vote to tell us where you think United will finish in the Premier League this season. Simply click on the vote on the right-hand side of this page and thank you, as ever, for your interaction.

  65. Tigers give up on Rhodes


    Hull City manager Steve Bruce admits his bid to sign Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes is well and truly over.

    Hull wanted Rhodes, 24, as a replacement for Shane Long following his move to Southampton but have been rebuffed by Blackburn, who insisted their talismanic striker is not for sale.

    Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes

    "It's dead and buried," said Bruce, who is preparing his side to face Belgian club KSC Lokeren in the second leg of their Europa League tie tomorrow night.

    The Tigers trail 1-0 from the first leg.

  66. Question of Sport teaser

    Today's #QSTeaser from @QuestionofSport: Since 2000, which eight players whose surnames end in a Y have made their ODI debut for @ECB_cricket?

  67. Steve Clarke v Neil Warnock


    Steve Clarke and Neil Warnock

    Steve Clarke and Neil Warnock appear to be the only men in the frame for the vacant managerial role at Crystal Palace, which is expected to be filled today.

    Clarke, 50, was sacked by West Brom in December after a successful eighth-place finish in the previous campaign.

    Warnock, who managed Palace between 2007 and 2010, has been out of work since parting company with Leeds in April 2013.

    The 65-year-old has managed 13 clubs since 1980, taking charge in more than 1,300 matches.

  68. England strike again as Kohli goes


    It's now 19-2 as dangerman Virat Kohli drives Chris Woakes straight to Alastair Cook to go for a duck.

    So England are in charge in the second one-day international after the opener was rained off. Get all the details on our live text commentary.

  69. Eto'o grateful to Mourinho


    Samuel Eto'o and Jose Mourinho

    Samuel Eto's departure from Chelsea at the end of last season continued an interesting exchange of words with manager Jose Mourinho, who at one stage appeared to question the striker's age.

    However, the Cameroon international, who could make his Everton debut against Chelsea on Saturday, insists there is no bad blood between the pair.

    "The only thing to say about Jose Mourinho is to thank him. It's down to Jose Mourinho that I had the opportunity to integrate into the Premier League," Eto'o says in his first news conference since joining Everton.

  70. Laughing at Man Utd's misery...


    And Claridge was not the only one left stunned as Manchester United capitulated.

    New York Red Bulls striker Tim Cahill tweeted #bringbackMoyes in support of his former Everton boss David Moyes, who was sacked by United in April.

    Tim Cahill

    Elsewhere, Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko composed a tweet which summed up the cross-city rivalry...

    Edin Dzeko
  71. Claridge criticises Man Utd display


    Manchester United's performance in their 4-0 defeat by Milton Keynes Dons "bordered on the disgraceful", according to BBC sport pundit Steve Claridge.

    "I don't think we'll see too many of these players in a United shirt again if this is anything to go by," said Claridge when reacting to the defeat.

    Louis van Gaal

    The former Leicester striker - a League Cup winner in 2000 - was also frustrated with Louis van Gaal's decision to sign autographs when the final whistle sounded.

    "If that is the attitude he came into the game with, that is the performance he deserved," added Claridge. "If I was the manager I would be waiting to get at the players, not signing autographs."

  72. West Ham loan-out striker


    West Ham have allowed striker Modibo Maiga to join French club Metz on a season-long loan with an option to make the move permanent.

    Maiga, 26, has made 37 appearances for the Hammers since signing from Sochaux in 2012 and was loaned out to QPR last season.

    West Ham striker Modibo Maiga

    West Ham last week signed Senegal striker Diafra Sakho from Metz.

  73. Eto'o the perfect fit for Everton - Martinez


    Everton manager Roberto Martinez says the experience and know-how of Samuel Eto'o will be a massive help to his team this season and admits he could include the striker against Chelsea on Saturday if he appears match-fit over the next couple of days.

    "In every aspect he is the perfect fit for the team and squad. His mental focus was so impressive last season I knew for a fact that he was exactly what we needed for the squad," Martinez tells a news conference.

    "I would have liked him to have 10 or 11 sessions before putting him in a competitive environment, but I quickly learned I was wasting my time.

    "He wants to be helpful to the team and be involved."

  74. Milan pursue Chelsea pair


    AC Milan will attempt to sign striker Fernando Torres, according to president Adriano Galliani.

    Fernando Torres

    The Rossoneri hope to land Torres, 30, on a season-long loan and also want to sign his Chelsea team-mate Marco van Ginkel, 21.

    "We are in the last stages of the market and we will see if we are able to acquire an important forward," says Galliani. "Torres is certainly an important forward and we will see if we can sign him or another player.

    "Van Ginkel? It's possible. We have written to Chelsea and are awaiting a response. We are optimistic."

  75. India bat after England win the toss


    England have won the toss and asked India to bat first in the second one-day international in Cardiff.

    Alex Hales will make his debut and open the batting for England. Follow every blow with our live text commentary.

  76. New man due at Palace

    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    "Crystal Palace are to make a decision on who will be their next manager this morning, with Steve Clarke and Neil Warnock the only contenders.

    "Both men were interviewed this week after Palace turned their back on preferred candidate Malky Mackay, while Tim Sherwood pulled out of the running to succeed Tony Pulis.

    "Final conversations are taking place between the club's hierarchy, principally around the formation of the backroom staff - with Palace keen for caretaker manager Keith Millen to be integrated into the new set-up."

  77. Samuel Eto'o wants to keep winning


    Via a translator, Eto'o says: "First and foremost I want to play football. I met Roberto Martinez [Everton manager] and his views correspond with mine on football.

    "I can see Everton as a winning team and I want to continue that winning streak."

    The 33-year-old was also linked with Liverpool but despite admitting talking to other clubs, declines to say which ones.

  78. Eto'o under the spotlight


    Everton's new signing Samuel Eto'o is sitting in front of the media. He speaks in French as he faces an array of camera flashes. Stay tuned and we will have his thoughts for you here...

  79. Di Maria denies seeking Real exit


    Angel Di Maria, Manchester United's new British record signing, has told Real Madrid's fans that he didn't seek a move away from the Bernabeu Stadium.

    Angel di Maria

    The Argentina international, who yesterday joined United for £59.7m on a five-year deal, said in an open letter published in Spanish newspaper Marca: "After winning La Decima (Real's 10th European Cup), I went to the World Cup with the hope of receiving a new contract, which never came.

    "Many things and many lies were spoken. They always wanted to attribute the initiative to me to leave the club, but that was not the case. The only thing I asked for is something that would be fair."

    However Di Maria, 26, has also re-assured United's supporters, saying he wishes to "make history" under Louis van Gaal.

  80. No excuses


    Former Manchester United winger Keith Gillespie tweets: Man Utd squad players have to be viewed at being able to play at Premiership level. If they can't they shouldn't be there. No excuses.

  81. Get involved


    Keep your tweets coming with thoughts on Manchester United's humbling at the hands of Milton Keynes Dons. Tweet #bbcsportsday.

    Mark Hampson: I'm surprised people are surprised about Man Utd's plight. Ignoring the Van Gaal hype, it was clear they were going to struggle.

    Ken Gorry: United's failure has not been Moyes and LVG, it's not rebuilding an ageing squad in Fergie's final years.

    Unsimple Simon: Utd's loss exposed the weakness of their bench. These can't be the players stepping up if/when the 1st teamers get injured.

  82. Any chance of a trial lads?


    Not everyone is as soft with their words as Winkelman, however, and former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong - now a free agent - thinks he could hold down a place at Old Trafford.

    Emmanuel Frimpong

    Frimpong was released by Barnsley at the end of last season.

  83. Winkelman's not dreaming


    Pete Winkelman

    Milton Keynes Dons chairman Pete Winkelman says he almost "felt sorry" for Manchester United as his side romped to a 4-0 League Cup second round win at Stadium MK.

    The League One side ran in three second-half goals to secure their passage against a lacklustre United offering.

    "You almost feel sorry for them. They are a club in transition," Winkelman tells BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast.

    "I think it's a game they can just forget. They can get on with their own season. For us, it's something we will never forget. It's in the annals of our history. Today I am still pinching myself."

  84. Arsenal hoping to join the party


    The Champions League draw for the group stages takes place in Monaco late tomorrow afternoon and those who have booked a place include FC Porto and Zenit St Petersburg thanks to their wins last night.

    It's Arsenal's turn to step up tonight as they look to finish off the job against Besiktas after drawing 0-0 in their first leg in Turkey.

    Elsewhere, Athletic Bilbao against Napoli looks the pick of the ties with the La Liga club holding the advantage of an away goal from their 1-1 draw in Italy.

  85. Celtic pay for not paying price


    NK Maribor celebrate against Celtic

    Former Celtic striker Charlie Nicholas says the club have regressed in recent seasons in the wake of their Champions League exit at the hands of NK Maribor.

    The Scottish champions lost 1-0 at Celtic Park, 2-1 on aggregate.

    "The only interest of the board is cash," says Nicholas.

    "That's why they spend £2m or £2.5m on budget players who don't have any experience for Champions League format. This club are miles away from two years ago; the quality they brought in is very poor indeed."

  86. No Vidal move for Man Utd


    Some newspapers are still reporting Manchester United's intent to sign Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, but Italian publication Tuttosport seem to have a different side to the tale.

    The paper claims the door has closed on United.

    Arturo Vidal on Tuttosport's back page
  87. KR land new blood

    Rugby League

    Ireland World Cup forward Tyrone McCarthy is to return to Super League in 2015 after signing a two-year contract with Hull KR.

    The 26-year-old back-rower has spent this year with Australian outfit Northern Pride after leaving Warrington at the end of last season.

  88. Teenage shock at US Open


    CiCi Bellis

    Away from football briefly and the big news at the US Open yesterday was of a 15-year-old's progress against a player ranked nearly 1,200 places above her.

    American teenager CiCi Bellis beat Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova 6-1 4-6 6-4.

    "I went into the match thinking it was going to be such a great experience, but I never thought I would come out on top winning," said Bellis, the youngest player to feature in a Grand Slam main draw for more than nine years.

  89. No Clarets in round three


    Burnley were another Premier League side to face the humiliation of an early League Cup exit.

    The newly promoted outfit lost out to a late Atdhe Nuhiu penalty as Sheffield Wednesday left Turf Moor with a third round spot.

    "It was a nearly performance," said Burnley boss Sean Dyche. "If you score the first goal it changes that nearly performance into a very good one."

  90. MK Dons 4-0 Man Utd


    What some journalists had to say...

    Henry Winter (Telegraph): Mufc fans defiant. If only their players had been. Abject display.

    Stuart Mathieson (MEN): Dare I say it but Moyes reached semis last year and beat Liverpool in 3rd rnd just less than 12 months ago.

    Darren Lewis (Daily Mirror): Ripped off in the transfer market, ripped apart on the pitch. The new MUFC.

  91. Eto'o is a Toffee


    Away from the gossip and Everton have completed the signing of former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o.

    Samuel Eto'o

    The 33-year-old, who has played 118 times for Cameroon, moves to Goodison on a free transfer and signs a two-year deal.

    "I have been very impressed by the style of play Everton adopt," said Eto'o. "I could see straight away that at this club I will have the opportunity to play football."

    Eto'o will be presented to the media at 10:00 BST and we will cover that for you here on Sportsday.

  92. United set for double swoop


    You may well get your wish Henry if the Daily Express is to be believed.

    It reports van Gaal wants to acquire Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and Ajax defender Daley Blind.

    The pair would cost United over £50m and should a move for Vidal fall through, a deal for ex-Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong could be lined up.

    Check out more of the latest football transfer speculation in our gossip column.

  93. Get involved


    What were your thoughts on Manchester United's thrashing at the hands of MK Dons? Tweet us on #bbcsportsday.

    Faseeh Warind: Not surprised, considering the line-up. LvG is has to let go of this formation. English league will tear this formation apart.

    Henry Brittain: It was a disgrace, United need to buy players, you can't win anything with kids.

  94. United in tatters


    The Daily Telegraph takes a swipe at Manchester United's dismal League Cup display this morning...

    Daily Telegraph backgage

    And the Sun does not hold back...

    The Sun backpage
  95. Goodnight big boys


    Sheffield United

    Manchester United were not the only Premier League casualty in round two of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

    Newly promoted Leicester City lost 1-0 to Shrewsbury Town at home - a result which Foxes boss Nigel Pearson feels underlined the need to strengthen his squad.

    Elsewhere, West Ham were held to a 1-1 draw by Sheffield United at Upton Park with the League One side reaching round three on penalties.

  96. No Champions League part for Celtic


    Manchester United's heartache was probably only shared in equal measure by supporters of Celtic on Tuesday night as the Scottish champions crashed out of the Champions League.

    Celtic players in dismay after Champions League exit

    Celtic were beaten 1-0 at home and 2-1 on aggregate by Slovenia's NK Maribor, prompting manager Ronny Deila to say his side were "just not good enough".

    "We did not lose because of the defending - we lost because we did not create anything," said Deila.

    Celtic will now compete in this season's Europa League.

  97. Toothless Man Utd


    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown on BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast: "I've watched the game and it was a Manchester United team which was almost toothless, without any real passion. I know there were young players but you didn't see any of the DNA you saw in the past. I think last night was a real wake up for Louis van Gaal.

    "It was almost like watching a youth team play. There's a long way back from that now, a lot of work to do at Manchester United."

    What do you think? Tweet us on #bbcsportsday.

  98. MK Dons 4-0 Man Utd


    Louis van Gaal

    Within hours of breaking the British transfer record with the £59.7m capture of Angel Di Maria, Manchester United were humiliated at Stadium MK by Karl Robinson's Milton Keynes Dons.

    United manager Louis van Gaal described Di Maria as "an excellent addition to the team" and it seems more will be needed as a United side boasting Jonny Evans, Javier Hernandez and Anderson were well short against League One opposition.

    "I am not shocked. Because I know what can happen," said the Dutch manager after his side's defeat. "A new team is not built in one month."

  99. Done in by the Dons


    Just when things were looking good for an hour or two...

    Angel Di Maria and Ed Woodward

    Along come a League One side to remind us Manchester United are anything but the destructive force which won a 20th league title in 2013.

    MK Dons celebrate

    Welcome to Wednesday's Sportsday.