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Jamie Lillywhite and Adam Williams

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  1. Good evening

    That's all from the Sportsday team for today - the service will resume from 08:00 on Tuesday.

    We'll pass you over to Tom Rostance and the team who will be keeping an eye on the action from Basle.

    They'll have the England team news as soon as it's confirmed.

  2. Fletcher still optimistic


    Darren Fletcher

    Darren Fletcher is remaining optimistic about Scotland's European Championship qualification prospects despite their 2-1 defeat by Germany in Dortmund on Sunday.

    The Scottish captain said: "We went there [Germany] and showed we can compete and if we take that performance into other games, then I am sure we will be fine."

    Scotland's next qualifier is at home to Georgia next month who lost their opening match 2-1 against Republic of Ireland.

  3. New deals for Surrey pair


    Matt Dunn and Freddie Van den Bergh

    Surrey fast bowler Matthew Dunn and left-arm spinner Freddie Van den Bergh have signed new deals with the club.

    Dunn has agreed a new three-year contract while Van Den Bergh has signed until the end of the 2015 season.

  4. Dettori misses out on Arc favourite

    Horse Racing


    Frankie Dettori has lost the ride on Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe favourite Treve, with Thierry Jarnet confirmed as replacement.

    The change for the race on 5 October has been made at the request of trainer Criquette Head-Maarek.

    That's despite Dettori being owner Sheikh Joaan Al Thani's retained rider.

    Jarnet won the Arc on Treve in October 2013 when Dettori was out injured.

  5. Double own goals in Khimki


    Like London buses - two own goals have come along in quick succession in the Group G qualifier between Russia and Liechtenstein.

    Mario Frick looks a little embarrassed having diverted a right foot touch into his own net on 50 minutes.

    Fabio Capello doesn't look too disappointed about the manner in which his side have doubled their advantage though.

    They then stretch their lead to 3-0 through a Dmitri Kombarov penalty four minutes later.

  6. Blatter's video ref vision


    Sepp Blatter

    Want to hear more about Sepp Blatter's idea for a video challenge system in football?

    He explains the system would allow managers and coaches to challenge an official's decision during a stoppage in play.

    It could be trialled as soon as next year in Fifa's under-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

  7. Win, lose or draw - the result


    The results from our latest vote ahead of Switzerland v England are in.

    Just over a quarter are backing an England win (25.9%) with the draw (39.4%) just shading an opening day defeat (34.6%).

    A big thank you to those who voted - find out later if the majority got it right.

  8. Half time lead for Russians


    The first 45 minutes are up in Khimki, where Russia have a 1-0 half time lead over Liechtenstein in Group G.

    Looks like The Dubious Goals Panel has been in action again though.

    Sergei Ignashevich has had his fourth minute strike taken away from him - it's now been credited an an own goal to Martin Buchel.

  9. Charge for Wildcats' Tautai

    Rugby League

    Wakefield forward Taulima Tautai has been charged by the Rugby Football League for a dangerous throw on Castleford's Scott Wheeldon.

    The incident happened during Wakefield's loss to the Tigers on Sunday and is ranked as a Grade B offence.

    Tautai has the option of submitting an early guilty plea, but looks set to have played his last game for the club having signed for Wigan from next season.

  10. Basle or bust?


    You've been telling us if tonight's win-or-bust for England and Roy Hodgson.

    Henry Ashman tweeted: #bbcsportsday How is it win or bust tonight? Top 2 qualify & for 3rd it's play-offs at worst. The Swiss aside this group is very average.

    Henry Walmsley tweeted: #bbcsportsday Roy Hodgson's a great manager. The England job is hardly an attractive one.

  11. Get voting


    There's still time to cast your vote ahead of England's opening European Championship qualifier against Switzerland.

    Tell us if you think England will win, lose or draw.

    Please vote at the top of this page or tweet #win, #lose or #draw to @BBCSport. The draw will close at 17:45 BST and full terms and conditions can be found on the BBC Sport website.

  12. Russia take early lead


    Kick-off in Basle may still be more than two hours away, but the action has already begun in the European Championship qualifiers this evening.

    Sergei Ignashevich has given Russia a fourth-minute lead at home to Liechtenstein with a deflected free-kick in Group G.

  13. Contador extends lead


    Spain's Alberto Contador has won the 16th stage to extend his lead in the Vuelta a Espana.

  14. Ireland too strong for Scots


    Ireland beat Scotland by seven wickets with 80 balls to spare in the first of their three-match series. Craig Young took 5-46 as Scotland were all out for 172 in the 41st over, Michael Leask top-scoring with 50 from as many deliveries.

    Kevin O'Brien hit seven fours and a six in an unbeaten 56 from 56 balls to lead Ireland to victory at Malahide in Dublin.

  15. England's Euro qualifying history

    September 1998

    Alan Shearer congratulates Sweden on their win in 1998

    Another look back to England's opening European Championship qualifying matches from yesteryear, and the Euro 2000 campaign saw them in Group Five with Sweden, Poland, Bulgaria and Luxembourg. The opening match was in Sweden in September 1998, and after Alan Shearer fired Glenn Hoddle's side ahead after just 74 seconds, they conceded two goals in two minutes, saw Paul Ince sent off for a second bookable offence and lost 2-1 to the eventual group winners.

  16. Singleton set for Oman event


    Former factory worker John Singleton, who played at this year's Open Championship at Hoylake and narrowly missed the cut after qualifying for the event, invited to compete at the National Bank of Oman Golf Classic in October.

  17. Bath exit for Gilbert

    Rugby Union

    Mat Gilbert

    Bath have confirmed flanker Mat Gilbert will leave the club to gain more match time.

    The 28-year-old moved to the Rec in November 2012 after spells at Scarlets and Mogliano in Italy.

    He has made 19 appearances for the West Country club, scoring three tries, and has has also won 11 caps for the England Deaf rugby team.

  18. Zokora ends international career


    Didier Zokora during his time with Tottenham

    Ivory Coast defender Didier Zokora, who played for Tottenham between 2006-2009, has announced his international retirement after winning 117 caps. The 33-year-old, who plays for Turkish club Akhisarspor, made his debut for Les Elephants in 2000.

  19. Navratilova tips Williams to match Graf


    Martina Navratilova has backed Serena Williams to go on and match Steffi Graf's Open era record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles.

    Williams, 32, matched Navratilova and Chris Evert's 18 singles titles with victory at the US Open on Sunday and Navratilova said: "We all thought it was a matter of when, not if, after she won here last year. Now she can just think about 22. That's what she's gunning for next.

    "If anyone can get there (she can). She's physically so strong. It's almost not a fair fight. She's like a heavyweight going against a middleweight out there."

  20. Shock defeat for Rocket


    Ronnie O'Sullivan

    There was a major surprise at the Shanghai Masters earlier as world number four Ronnie O'Sullivan bowed out in the first round.

    O'Sullivan, playing his first ranking match of the season, lost to Scotland's Alan McManus 5-3, despite making a 139 break in the third frame.

  21. Fighting cyclists at Vuelta banned

    Italian Gianluca Brambilla and Russia's Ivan Rovny came to blows whilst riding at the front of the 16th stage at the Vuelta a Espana.

    Both men landed punches and elbowed each other whilst continuing to cycle as they made up a breakaway group of 13 riders on the 160.5km landmark stage of the race from San Martin del Rey Aurelio to La Farrapona. Both have since been disqualified.

  22. Bin Al Hussein on Blatter re-election


    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport at the Manchester Central Convention Centre

    Ray Wilkins (left) with Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein

    "Speaking at Soccerex, Fifa vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein [pictured with new Jordan manager Ray Wilkins] was asked about Sepp Blatter's intention to stand for a fifth term.

    "He said: 'He has full right to stand again regardless of what he has said or hasn't - and I think that's what he has in mind. Process of reform in Fifa should continue. We should look at term limits for presidents and exco members. New ideas, new blood'."

  23. England vote

    Time for another vote, and with kick-off in Basel little more than three hours away now, we would like you to tell us if you think England will win, lose or draw against Switzerland.

    Please vote at the top of this page or tweet #win, #lose or #draw to @BBCSport. The draw will close at 17:45 BST and full terms and conditions can be found on the BBC Sport website.

  24. Pietersen hits back over Championship absence

    Earlier we confirmed that Kevin Pietersen would not be included in Surrey's final two Championship matches of the season, which was not a huge surprise as he has not featured in the competition all summer.

    Pietersen took to Twitter to clarify the position, writing: "I was only going to play if we had a realistic chance of gaining promotion. Now that's gone, I'm not playing. It was Surrey's decision as it would be a great opportunity for the youngsters to get some more first-class experience."

  25. Qatar 2022 'Great catalyst'


    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport at the Manchester Central Convention Centre

    "Fifa's vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has been speaking to delegates at the Soccerex Global Convention this afternoon.

    "He's called the World Cup in Qatar in 2022 a 'great catalyst for Asia'.

    "He added: 'Every single country in the world has right to host the World Cup if you are member of Fifa. As long as things are done correctly then I think it will be a wonderful celebration'."

  26. No issue over Falcao's age, United insist

    Radamel Falcao appearing as a substitute for Colombia last week

    Manchester United insist there is no issue with regard to the age of their new striker Radamel Falcao.

    Falcao, who United signed on a £6m season-long loan deal from Monaco on transfer deadline day, has denied reports he is two years older than he claims, which would make him 30 rather than 28.

    "We were aware of the rumours at the time and it was never an issue," a Red Devils spokesman told BBC Sport.

  27. Quigg keen on Frampton unification bout

    WBA title-holder Scott Quigg has responded to new IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton's challenge by insisting he would relish the chance of a unification bout.

    "It makes perfect sense for us to fight," said the Bury fighter. "I'll fight him in Belfast, no problem - but 9,000 in Belfast versus 20,000 in Manchester, it makes more sense to do it there. But if they can find somewhere in Belfast with 20,000 then I can go there, I don't care."

  28. Sporting birthdays

    Victor Ubogu

    Many happy returns to former England rugby union prop forward Victor Ubogu, who turns 50 today.

    The Bath legend shares his birthday with among others new Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell (45), Scottish rugby union international Simon Danielli (35) and Swansea winger Gylfi Sigurdsson (25).

  29. Saha: 'Rooney the new Scholes'


    Dan Roan

    BBC Sport at the Manchester Central Convention Centre

    "Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha's among the names in the city today at the Soccerex Global Convention.

    "He's backing former team-mate Wayne Rooney to adapt his playing style to fit around new arrivals Radamel Falcoa and Angel Di Maria. Saha said: 'Rooney will have to adapt, I see him as the new Paul Scholes. He's got the ability to play in the middle and dictate the game as his vision is amazing and he can score goals from many areas'."

  30. Renshaw claims second stage of Tour


    Mark Renshaw of the The Omega Pharma - Quick-Step team wins the second stage of the Tour of Britain from Knowsley to Llandudno.

  31. Godleman stays with Derbyshire


    Derbyshire batsman and former England Under-19 captain Billy Godleman, 25, has signed a new one-year contract with the Division Two side.

  32. Harshest ban ever?


    You've heard of a red card landing footballers in trouble with weighty bans, but one Austrian amateur footballer appears to have been handed one of the harshest ever.

    Ismail Gunduz headbutted a referee and is now facing a 70-match ban.

    He claims he slipped and said: "This sentence is madness."

  33. England Women trio exit international stage

    England Women's World Cup-winning trio Margaret Alphonsi, Joanna McGilchrist and Katherine Merchant have announced their retirements from international rugby.

  34. Reus facing lengthy injury absence


    Marco Reus is injured against Scotland

    Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus, 25, has been ruled out for at least four weeks after he picked up an ankle injury in Germany's 2-1 win over Scotland.

  35. Football

    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport at the Manchester Central Convention Centre

    "The main convention centre was a hive of activity at lunchtime as individuals and companies mingled and networked in the maze of exhibition stands. From talking to the likes of Louis Saha, Gianfranco Zola, Ossie Ardiles and Fabrice Muamba, it was clear there are some very sharp business minds among the ex-footballer fraternity.

    "It was interesting to chat to Manchester United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton and also Tranmere chief executive Jeremy Butler, formerly of BBC Sport fame and with ambitious plans for the Wirral club.

    "It's now time to hear from HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, introduced by former FA chief executive David Davies as 'the first real royal Soccerex has ever welcomed'. Hopefully the Fifa executive committee member will be quizzed on Qatar 2022 - the room is full of journalists hanging on his every word."

  36. Wayne Rooney vote result

    With David Moyes backing Wayne Rooney to improve and Jamie Carragher saying he's already seen his best days, we thought we'd put it out there for you to have your say.

    Overwhelmingly, you agreed with Carragher's assertion in the Daily Mail, with 71.1% saying we've seen the best that Rooney has to offer. Just 28.9% don't accept that Wayne's star is on the wane. Thanks for voting.

  37. Uruguay win without Suarez


    There might be more than five hours until kick-off in Basel, but there's a result already in from today's international fixtures.

    Uruguay have beaten South Korea 1-0 in Goyang thanks to a second-half goal from Jose Maria Gimenez.

    One absentee was Barcelona's Luis Suarez - who could have been selected following the lifting last month of his training and friendly matches ban.

  38. A Question of Sport

    Earlier we asked our #QSTeaser, on the theme of rugby union, and which six players had scored more than one try on the opening weekend of the premiership season? The answers are: Luther Burrell, Niki Goneva, George North, David Strettle, Christian Wade and Thomas Waldrom.

  39. Surrey decide against Pietersen for Championship


    Kevin Pietersen

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen will not feature in Surrey's final two games of the County Championship season.

    The 34-year-old had stated in July that he would play in order to help the club's promotion bid in Division Two but has only featured in Twenty20 matches for the county this season.

    Surrey's director of cricket Alec Stewart said: "We discussed it, [head coach] Graham Ford and myself, but realistically, we've got just an outside chance of promotion so it's better for the future of the club if we give the likes of an Aneesh Kapil or Arun Harinath two first-class games to gain more experience."

  40. French held in Belgrade


    L'Equipe back page 8 September

    The back page of L'Equipe tells the story of France's 1-1 friendly draw with Serbia in Belgrade on Sunday.

    Paul Pogba put Les Blues ahead on 13 minutes before a free-kick from Manchester City's Alexsandar Kolarov levelled the scores 10 minutes from time.

    The French press described the display as "Le Bon Tempo" ahead of their opening Euro 2016 qualifier with Portugal next month.

  41. Rosberg: 'I just messed up'

    Formula 1

    Nico Rosberg

    Mercedes' Nico Rosberg's poured cold water on claims he engineered a mistake in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix to allow team-mate Lewis Hamilton to win.

    Speaking in his video blog posted on Twitter, Rosberg said: "It was just a disappointing day. I messed up.

    "Lewis was quick and so I had to step up my game a bit and try and get a little bit extra out of it.

    "I locked-up. I could've made the corner, but the risk was so big."

  42. England's Euro qualifying history

    David Beckham v Slovakia 2002

    Another look back at previous opening European Championship qualifying matches, and for the Euro 2004 campaign, Sven-Goran Erikson's team were in Group Seven with Turkey, Slovakia, Macedonia and Liechtenstein.

    They began with a 2-1 win in Slovakia in October 2002 as goals from David Beckham (above) and Michael Owen overturned an early lead for the home side, and went on to win the group.

  43. Get involved

    BBC Sport Facebook

    Here's what you've been saying on the BBC Sport Facebook page as we ask is England's match later against Switzerland win-or-bust for Roy Hodgson?

    Jonathan Shaw: Fed up with people just blaming Roy. Our players are not good enough yet and they need time.

    Michael Keohane: True that he hasn't got a great crop of players, but his coaching is 19th century. Give G Neville the job. He knows what it takes to succeed and he knows from personal experience how make the best of your ability as a player.

    Tony Hardwick: Needs to look at his training regime he has damaged 2 players already.. doesn't help himself, them, their club or indeed England.

  44. Glovers in Europe


    A slight error in The Times today has seen League One Yeovil pick up a tremendous away win against Hungary.

    The club appeared where Northern Ireland should have in today's classified pages.

    But the Glovers have tweeted: We have just landed back at Yeovil International Airport after our win over Hungary #YTFC

    Yeovil take on Hungary
  45. Pooley celebrates duathlon triumph


    Emma Pooley, the 2008 Olympic silver medallist and 2010 road time-trial world cycling champion, won the duathlon World Championships, a month after retiring as a professional cyclist.

    Over 190-km (10km run/150km on the bike/30km run), Pooley won in six hours 47 minutes 27 seconds, more than 30 minutes ahead of second placed Eva Nystrom of Sweden.

  46. Keighley contemplate legal action

    Rugby League

    Keighley are considering taking legal action against the Rugby Football League after claiming its decision to not punish Batley for fielding an ineligible player has led to their relegation from the Championship.

  47. Podolski 'never considered retirement'


    Lukas Podolski

    Arsenal's Lukas Podolski says retiring from international football has "never crossed his mind".

    The 29-year-old was a second-half substitution in Germany's 2-1 win over Scotland in Dortmund on Sunday.

    Fellow internationals Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker and Miroslav Klose all decided to hang up their boots after lifting the World Cup in the summer, but Podolski said: "I'm still as hungry as ever.

    "My next big goal is the European Championship. I still enjoy playing for Germany and it's a pleasure to be part of it all."

  48. Get involved

    BBC Sport Facebook

    Some of your BBC Sport Facebook comments as we assess how important tonight's match is for Roy Hodgson's England in Switzerland:

    Tony Row: Sack him he's had too many chances, if anything England are worse under him.

    Julian Kingsley: Whilst I think he should have gone after the World Cup, no point after tonight. This is on paper their toughest game out of 10 in the group.

    Owen Hamilton: Going on how well Scotland did to only lost 2-1 to Germany, I think if England played Scotland tomorrow, Scotland would win.

  49. Ace can lead to space


    Another unusual golf line next and the European Tour have announced that the first player to make a hole-in-one on the 15th hole at this week's KLM Open at the Kennemer Golf & Country Club will win a trip into space courtesy of XCOR Space Expeditions.

  50. Ryder Cup trophy tour


    Ryder Cup trophy tour

    Here's a picture you will not have been expecting to see today. From the @rydercup Twitter feed: "The #RyderCupTrophyTour continues it's tour of Scotland stopping in Machrihanish. It visits the Isle of Harris later."

  51. Switzerland v England

    Phil McNulty

    BBC chief football writer in Basel

    "Raheem Sterling's rapid development with Liverpool and England makes him manager Roy Hodgson's key player in many people's eyes in Basel for the opening Euro 2016 qualifier at 19:45 BST.

    "Sterling's pace and running ability drew lavish praise from captain Wayne Rooney when he addressed the media ahead of Monday's first Euro 2016 qualifier, likening the youngster to the outstanding former Arsenal and Netherlands winger Marc Overmars.

    "Rooney said: "I sat him down before the World Cup and showed him videos of Marc Overmars. He reminded me of him. I think he has the potential to be as good as Overmars. He's a young lad but the potential he's shown is incredible. He'll be a massive player for use for the next 10 to 15 years and - unfortunately - for Liverpool."

  52. Lescott could return in Baggies friendly

    West Brom hope to use a behind-closed-doors Under-21 friendly against Hull on Tuesday to help increase the fitness levels of several of their summer signings, possibly including former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, who is yet to play for club after suffering calf and knee injuries during pre-season, and has been in the US for rehabilitation.

  53. Vote for your 'champagne moment'


    TMS 2014 Champagne moments

    Here is another vote you can get involved in. Now that England's home international programme is over, Test Match Special are asking you to vote for your Champagne Moment of the cricketing summer.

    Possible nominations include a first wicket for India's Pankaj Singh, Tuffers ringing the Lord's bell, an under pressure Alastair Cook taking his first test wicket or Sri Lanka's amazing Headingley Test Match win.

    You can submit your nominations on the Test Match Special Facebook page.

  54. Wayne Rooney vote


    We heard earlier that former Manchester United boss David Moyes doesn't think we've seen the best of Wayne Rooney yet, while Jamie Carragher in the Daily Mail says Rooney may already be on a downward curve.

    So who's right? Have we seen the best of Wayne Rooney or is there more to come from the England skipper?

    You can vote on the right hand-side of this page. The vote closes at 14:00 BST and we'll announce the result soon after. Here are the full terms and conditions.

  55. A Question of Sport

    How's your premiership rugby union knowledge?

    Today's A Question of Sport Teaser asks which six players have scored more than one try on the opening weekend of the premiership season?

    Answers to come later this afternoon.....

  56. England's Euro qualifying history

    September 2006

    Peter Crouch celebrates against Andorra in 2006

    Continuing our look back at previous England opening matches in European Championship qualifying campaigns. In Euro 2008 qualifying, England opened with a 5-0 win over Andorra at Old Trafford in September 2006. Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe both scored twice and Steven Gerrard was also on the scoresheet. We all remember how that campaign ended for coach Steve McClaren though don't we?

  57. Get involved

    A selection of your comments from the BBC Sport Google+ page as we ask for your thoughts on Roy Hodgson's England ahead of the opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland at 19:45 BST.

    Robert A Burrows: Give Roy Hodgson a break. Need more players for England. Play for their premier clubs week in and out. Money destroyed teams. Clubs not giving English player their chance.

    Karl Darkins: The players are just not good enough at the moment - not Roy's fault.

    Ben Miller: All England can ever hope for under the current circumstance and arrangement is to qualify for the finals and then at the finals, maybe getting through to the quarter finals. To expect anything else is insane.

    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

  58. European back pages

    Safe to say that Portugal's surprise 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifying home defeat to Albania, who are ranked 70 in the world, has not gone down well with the Portuguese media.


    'Shame' screams the headline in the popular sports tabloid Record, which adds that the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo did not justify 'such incompetence'.

    The paper reports that Portugal manager Paulo Bento also came in for criticism, with fans displaying white handkerchiefs towards the former Sorting Lisbon boss.

    It adds: "Nani, Joao Moutinho and Fabio Coentrao were the least bad."

  59. Football's decision review system?


    In his pre-recorded interview played to delegates at Soccerex in Manchester - Fifa president Sepp Blatter has spoken of introducing a possible video review system for coaches and managers.

    "They would have the right in each half, once or twice, to challenge a refereeing decision, but only when the game is stopped," he said.

    "There must be a television monitor for the referee and the coach to then go look at, and then the referee may change his mind, as is the case in tennis for instance."

    Blatter said the system could be trialled as soon as next year in Fifa's under-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

  60. BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero

    The BBC's Get Inspired Unsung Hero award for 2014 has been launched today, aimed at those at grass roots levels who help run sports and activities but never receive much in the way of recognition.

    Details of how to vote can be found on the Get Inspired section of the BBC website.

  61. Maicon left out for disciplinary reasons

    Brazil's former Manchester City defender Maicon has been dropped from the national squad due to a serious breach of discipline.

  62. Blatter seeks fifth term


    Sepp Blatter

    More on Sepp Blatter's decision to seek a fifth term. Blatter said he would officially inform the Fifa executive committee of his plans to stand for re-election at their next meeting on 25 and 26 September.

    The 78-year-old Swiss was first elected President in 1998.

    The election itself will take place at the Fifa congress next May.

  63. Pirlo to stay on with Italian team

    Another European stalwart staying on is Italian playmaker Andrea Pirlo, who says he intends to continue playing for the national side at the age of 35. "I have been talking with [new Italy coach Antonio] Conte who asked me if I was ready to play again for the Azzurri and I told him that I was," the Juventus star told Gazzetta TV.

    Pirlo, who has won 112 caps since making his international debut in 2002, adds: "It was a difficult decision to take. I had wanted to stop playing for the national side but he took over and he asked me to lend a hand."

  64. Petrucci leaves Man Utd


    From Manchester United's official Twitter feed: "Buona fortuna to Italian midfielder Davide Petrucci as he leaves #mufc by mutual consent. He's joining CFR Cluj in Romania as a free agent."

  65. Ospreys confirm Steenkamp signing

    Rugby Union

    Ospreys confirm the signing we told you about earlier of South African lock De Kock Steenkamp on a three-year deal from Super Rugby side Stormers.

    The 27-year-old could potentially play for Wales after a three-year residency period, with the Welsh Rugby Union having approved his signing.

  66. Blatter's 'mission not finished'


    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport at the Manchester Central Convention Centre

    "Fifa president Sepp Blatter has confirmed his intention to stand for re-election in a pre-recorded interview played to delegates at Soccerex - Football's leading business event.

    "Speaking to The Daily Mail's Jeff Powell, he said: 'A mission is never finished and mine is not finished and I told that to Fifa congress and confederations in São Paulo.

    "'I have the support of a huge majority of national associations saying please go on and be president in the future.'"

  67. Blatter to stand for Fifa president again

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter, 78, first elected president of world soccer's governing body in 1998, confirms he will stand for a fifth term next year.

  68. Switzerland v England

    Phil McNulty

    BBC chief football writer in Basel

    "Beautiful day in Basel and plenty of England fans already in the city last night gearing up for the opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland. England manager Roy Hodgson is returning to a country he knows well after taking Switzerland to the World Cup in the United States in 1994 and accepts this may be the toughest assignment in the group.

    "He needs a good result after the disappointment of England's World Cup failure in Brazil - but hinted that he would not see a draw as a completely unsatisfactory start.

    "Hodgson says: 'We're focused on three points but if it's a point it's not the worst situation in the world. Switzerland are a very difficult team, first game in the group, away from home...'

    "A victory and three points will be preferable to lift the mood of supporters anxious to see an improvement after the World Cup."

  69. European back pages

    Formula 1

    Gazetta back page 8 September

    Italy's press reflect on a disappointing home Grand Prix for Ferrari at Monza on Sunday.

    Fernando Alonso suffered his first mechanical retirement since 2009 while team-mate Kimi Raikkonen could only finish ninth.

    La Gazzetta Dello Sport runs with the headline "Cartellino Rosso", which translates as Red Card.

    After the race, Alonso said: "We have to recover from this".

  70. Rosberg does not like pressure - Hamilton

    Britain's Lewis Hamilton narrowed Nico Rosberg's world championship lead to 22 points with six races remaining after claiming victory at the Italian Grand Prix.

    Hamilton says he intends to exploit what he believes is team-mate Rosberg's vulnerability to pressure in the title run-in.

  71. Finch named Australia T20 skipper


    Staying with Australian cricket, Aaron Finch has been named as their Twenty20 team captain after George Bailey stepped down from the role.

  72. Clarke doubtful for Pakistan series


    Australia's chief selector Rod Marsh admits he is "not confident" skipper Michael Clarke will be fit for next month's one-day series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Clarke, 33, suffered hamstring trouble in a one-day match against Zimbabwe in Harare on 31 August and was forced to return early from the triangular series, which was won by South Africa.

  73. Djokovic rested for Davis Cup


    Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic will miss Serbia's Davis Cup tie in India next weekend.

    The world number one - who suffered a shock semi-final defeat at the US Open to Japan's Kei Nishikori - will not be joining the team for the play-off tie in Bangalore due to fatigue.

    "He's had a demanding season and needs a respite," said national coach Bogdan Obradovic.

    "Novak will be cheering for us from the bottom of his heart."

  74. Taylor concern over Rooney as captain


    BBC Radio 5 live

    The final part of the Graham Taylor interview with 5 live Breakfast this morning, and on the contentious subject of England's new skipper Wayne Rooney he says: "Sometimes, and Wayne might be this, you can almost take on too much inner responsibility when you are made a captain.

    "This is a relatively new thing in Wayne's career. There is no doubt he is tremendously proud of it and a lot of people say he deserves it but it does take a little bit of getting used to both at club and country level.

    "Let's just see how he handles it. If he wants to take on complete responsibility of the team because he is the captain then sometimes you don't see the best of him as an individual player."

  75. European back pages

    Lisbon-based Portuguese daily sports newspaper A Bola is critical of manager Paulo Bento's team selection for Portugal's shock 1-0 home defeat by Albania in Sunday's Euro 2016 qualifier.

    A Bola

    Its headline reads: "The team's biggest shame ever", and adds that even without Cristiano Ronaldo there was no excuse for the defeat.

  76. Buck quits Foxes for Red Rose


    Seamer Nathan Buck, 23, is to leave Leicestershire for Lancashire after turning down a new three-year contract at Grace Road.

  77. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday BBC Sport Facebook

    We're asking for your views on Roy Hodgson's England team as they begin their Euro qualifying campaign in Switzerland tonight. Please keep them coming in to #bbcsportsday, the BBC Sport Facebook page and Google+.

    mrlb11: It's not that I dislike Hodgson, but he really has nothing to work with. You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear.

    Ricky Coxhead: I honestly don't think Hodgson is the right man to take England forward, picks names over raw talent.

    Joel Potter: Win and get off to a flying start or lose and Hodgson potentially gets the boot...Tough one.

  78. 'Lucky' win over plucky Scots


    Marco Reus

    German newspaper Bild is less than complimentary about Germany's 2-1 win over Scotland on Sunday.

    "The men from the land of the bagpipes" were granted far too many scoring chances by Joachim Low's side according to the German press.

    The German's woes were compounded by a late ankle injury to midfielder Marco Reus (above) - who also missed out on the World Cup with a similar injury.

  79. O'Neill savours McGeady winner

    A fine strike in the final minute from Aiden McGeady gave the Republic of Ireland a 2-1 victory over Georgia in Tbilisi and manager Martin O'Neill said: "The winner was a stroke of genius from a really gifted footballer."

  80. Lafferty delighted to silence critics


    Northern Ireland match-winner Kyle Lafferty had the perfect response for his critics after playing a part in both goals in the 2-1 victory over Hungary.

    "Obviously I had a lot to prove, there were a lot of people talking about how much I want to play for my country, saying I only give 50% but I think that's rubbish. Anyone who knows me knows I'm always up for selection," he says.

  81. Strachan hails Scotland


    A tremendous team effort by Scotland in Dortmund on Sunday evening, narrowly beaten 2-1 by world champions Germany. Boss Gordon Strachan said: "At 1-1, I genuinely believed we were going to win the game. I saw players playing with no fear."

  82. Horschel celebrates at Cherry Hills

    Billy Horschel celebrates at Cherry Hills

    American Billy Horschel retained his overnight lead to win the BMW Championship at Cherry Hill Village in Colorado by two shots. Rory McIlroy fired a final-round 66 to finish in a tie for eighth and is fourth in the standings going into the deciding event, the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta on Thursday.

  83. Garcia up to world number three


    Sergio Garcia moves up to number three in the world rankings after his joint fourth finish at the BMW Championship in the FedEx Cup play-off series. Bubba Watson is up three places to number six. Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott retain the top two spots.

  84. Taylor backs Welbeck for central role


    BBC Radio 5 live

    More from former England coach Graham Taylor on 5 live Breakfast, and on the possibility of Danny Welbeck playing up front instead of the injured Daniel Sturridge he says: "There people who think he is far better playing in a more central role than going out wider as he has done on occasions. He has got an opportunity here to prove that those people are right.

    "If he does do well and score some goals Roy has that problem, which is a good problem, of do I keep him there?"

  85. We can't leave it to the stars - Gunter


    Wales begin their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign in Andorra on Tuesday evening and defender Chris Gunter says they can not simply rely on their star players Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey.

  86. Steenkamp set for Ospreys

    Rugby Union

    BBC Wales report that Ospreys are set to sign South African lock De Kock Steenkamp from Super Rugby side Stormers.

  87. England's Euro qualifying history

    September 2010

    Jermain Defoe celebrates against Bulgaria in September 2010

    Four years ago, after the disappointment of the World Cup, England began their European Championship qualifying campaign with a 4-0 win over Bulgaria at Wembley, with a hat-trick from Jermain Defoe. Well, we have had another disappointing World Cup, so will we have another 4-0 win this evening?

  88. Taylor sympathy for under-fire Hodgson


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England coach Graham Taylor knows a thing or two about press criticism, and he has been telling 5 live Breakfast this morning about the scrutiny on Roy Hodgson: "It's very difficult when you bring young players altogether.

    "The pressure on him has been to almost produce a new England side and that's what he is doing, but it does take time for players to settle into international football and we have to give them that time."

  89. Get involved

    Some early thoughts from you on the England team as they begin their Euro qualifying campaign in Switzerland tonight. Please keep them coming in to #bbcsportsday, the BBC Sport Facebook page and Google+.

    Martin McHugh: Best we can hope for tonight is a dismal 0-0. The Swiss FEEL the upper hand. Result of the Premier League diluting English ranks.

    Mark Hampson: Golden generation overstayed their welcome & the likes of Delph should've been in since 2010. Any manager would struggle with England.

  90. Nishikori v Cilic in US Open men's final


    Tonight it is the final surely not many would have predicted, the first Grand Slam final without Djokovic, Federer or Nadal since January 2005 as Kei Nishikori of Japan takes on Croatia's Marin Cilic.

    There is live commentary of the match in an extended 5 live Sport tonight, which begins at 19:00 BST with the England football.

  91. Serena captures 18th Grand Slam title

    Serena Williams with the US Open title

    Elsewhere today, Serena Williams is celebrating a sixth US Open and 18th Grand Slam title after she beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-3 at Flushing Meadows.

    It puts the 32-year-old level with fellow Americans Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert and Williams said: "I've been trying to reach it for so long. I didn't really think I would get there. I just felt so good."

  92. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday BBC Sport Facebook

    So lots of apathy towards Roy Hodgson's England at the moment. Do you agree with some of the press reports this morning that it really is win or bust for Roy in Basel tonight? How do you regard the team at present? Would they have fared as well as Scotland did in Germany last night for instance? Where can improvements be made? Please send in your thoughts to #bbcsportsday or the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  93. I dozed off during England game, says Shearer


    Also writing in The Sun (subscription only) today, former England skipper Alan Shearer, who was one of the many far from captivated by last week's performance against Norway.

    "I did not join the TV exodus across to the Great British Bake Off but I have to admit I did doze off in front of the game," Shearer says.

  94. Today's sports pages

    The Sun

    Former Manchester United boss David Moyes, writing in The Sun, backs England skipper Wayne Rooney and says: "He is really a great football person, the last of the street footballers. And he has still not lost that great love for the game, that desire to just want to play and play well. Some people might wonder if we have seen the best of him. I don't. I still believe he is one of the best in the Premier League.

    "What he needs is t make sure he's not trying to do everyone else's job too. Sometimes he feels like he has to do everything. Other players have to help Wayne, find him in the right positions, supply him so he can score goals."

  95. Switzerland-England build-up

    We'll be hearing from Phil as we build-up to tonight's match, and see if England can find the missing ingredient in Basel following the early exit at the World Cup and a less than impressive 1-0 friendly win over Norway last Wednesday, before a crowd of 40,181, the lowest at the new Wembley.

  96. Phil McNulty column

    BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty agrees Hodgson's team need a victory to "avoid a hasty and perhaps more forensic revisiting" of their disappointing World Cup campaign in Brazil.

  97. Today's sports pages

    The Daily Telegraph

    The esteemed Henry Winter in the Daily Telegraph certainly does not under estimate the importance of tonight's opening Euro 2016 qualifier for England.

  98. Post update

    Hello and welcome along to another Sportsday. A valiant, intrepid, team performance from Scotland last night that would have beaten many an international side, but world champions Germany just denied them 2-1 in Dortmund, with both goals from Thomas Muller. Tonight, the attention turns to England.