Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Country has lost faith in the England team, Michael Owen says
  2. Andorra v Wales, 19:45 BST
  3. Michael Schumacher released from Lausanne hospital
  4. Hodgson says bold approach paid off for England
  5. Pakistan's Ajmal suspended for illegal bowling action
  6. GET INVOLVED: Will Wales qualify for Euro 2016?

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite and Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Foxes release Ireland and Thornely

    Cricket

    Leicestershire are to release seamer Anthony Ireland, 30, and top-order batsman Michael Thornely, 26, at the end of this season.

  2. Toffees sign Northampton whizz kid

    Football

    Everton have signed 15-year-old midfielder Fraser Hornby from Northampton Town under the terms of the Elite Player Performance Plan.

    The Cobblers will receive an initial £65,500 and could earn up to a maximum of £1.3m in the future, depending on how many first-team games he plays.

    Everton will have to pay £150,000 for every 10 Premier League games played by the teenager, up to 60 games.

    They will pay £100,000 for every further 10 appearances, up to 100 games.

  3. Fifa medical chief wants new concussion rules

    Football

    Michel D'Hooghe

    Fifa's medical chief has called for matches to be halted for three minutes if a player suffers a suspected concussion.

    Michel D'Hooghe - speaking at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester - said he will make the proposal to Uefa and Fifa, adding only team doctors should be allowed to decide whether a player can continue, not the manager.

  4. 'Give Cook until World Cup'

    Cricket

    Alastair Cook

    Alastair Cook should be allowed until after the World Cup to decide his future as England's one-day captain, that's according to Essex coach Paul Grayson.

    Cook's position in the ODI side has come under scrutiny since the 3-1 series defeat by India.

    "I think he's the man to lead the side forward," Grayson told BBC Essex.

  5. Berahino double

    Football

    England Under 21s have doubled their lead against Moldova in Tiraspol.

    Saido Berahino has netted his second of the game on 51 minutes.

  6. Watson agrees new deal with Bath

    Rugby Union

    Anthony Watson

    England prospect Anthony Watson, 20, has signed a two-year contract extension to stay with Bath until 2017.

    Watson toured New Zealand with England in the summer and joined Bath from London Irish.

    "Anthony is an incredible talent and we're obviously delighted he's staying with us," said Bath head coach Mike Ford.

  7. Wales have to qualify - Savage insists

    Football

    Ahead of their opening European Championship qualifying match in Andorra, former Wales international Robbie Savage has told BBC Radio Wales: "It's a huge campaign for Chris Coleman with the players he has at his disposal.

    "I remember when we lost to Russia [in the Euro 2004 play-off], the players we had then, and I think this is Wales' best team since then. I think they have got to win tonight, they have got to win by a few goals. It's their best opportunity since that play-off defeat against Russia.

    "There will be no excuses this time. They have to qualify."

  8. Early games under way

    Football

    Two of this evening's European Championship qualifiers have reached half time.

    Group A's early kick off is goalless between Kazakhstan and Latvia in Astana, while Bulgaria hold a 1-0 lead against Azerbaijan in Baku in the Group H game.

  9. Ainslie's America's bid

    Sailing

    Joe Wilson

    BBC News sports correspondent

    Sir Ben Ainslie's a man with a new focus in sailing.

    Ben Ainslie

    After tasting glory in dramatic fashion in the America's Cup last year with Oracle Team USA, he's now attempting to put together Britain's first winning team ahead of the 2017 event.

    A British team has never won the oldest trophy in international sport since it first took place off the Isle of Wight in England in 1851.

    See how he told me it would be an "incredible opportunity" in "righting a wrong" in British sport.

  10. Yorkshire take charge

    Cricket

    Adam Lyth

    Yorkshire have taken huge strides in their bid to wrap up the county championship against Nottinghamshire.

    The Tykes closed the first day at Trent Bridge on 319-4 having won the toss and chosen to bat.

    Adam Lyth registered his sixth first class hundred of the season before he was dismissed for 122.

  11. England Under 21s ahead

    Football

    England Under 21s are in action in their final Euro 2015 qualifier against Moldova.

    West Brom's Saido Berahinho's given Gareth Southgate's side a 16th-minute lead.

    England have already secured top spot in their group.

  12. Ajmal 'a quality player'

    Cricket

    Saqlain Mushtaq

    Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq (pictured above) has backed Saeed Ajmal to return to international cricket following his suspension by the ICC for an illegal bowling action.

    Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live's Peter Allen, he said: "I believe the quality of a great player is that they can change and adapt their technique.

    "He is a very intelligent bowler, who I believe can work on that and he can come back."

  13. 'The accidental world champion'

    Anna Thompson

    BBC Sport

    Emma Pooley

    "If you love something enough, you can put up with a bit of suffering," that's the sporting philosophy of Emma Pooley.

    The 31-year-old was crowned a world champion at the first attempt on Sunday, but not in the sport she originally made a name in.

    A month after retiring from professional road cycling - Pooley won honours in her new sport - long distance duathlon.

  14. Dexter to stay with Middlesex

    Cricket

    Neil Dexter

    Former Middlesex captain Neil Dexter, 30, has agreed a contract extension to stay with the county until the end of next season.

    Dexter began his career at Kent but moved to Middlesex five years ago, and was club captain when the club won promotion as Division Two county champions in 2011.

  15. Contador opts out of world road race event

    Road Cycling

    Two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador will not compete in the world road race championships later this month after deciding the course in Ponferrada in the north east of Spain was not suited to his strengths.

  16. King appeal refused

    Football

    Marlon King

    Former Premier League footballer Marlon King has lost the chance to appeal against an 18-month jail term for dangerous driving.

    The 34-year-old was jailed in May after causing a pile-up in Nottinghamshire while eating ice cream.

    The former Birmingham City striker applied to the Court of Appeal to have his sentence suspended so he could spend time with his family in Zambia.

    But three top judges said it was an "unusually bad offence" and that it was a just sentence.

  17. Get involved

    You've been having your say ahead of Wales' opening European Championship qualifier against Andorra later.

    How do you think they'll get on in a group also containing Belgium, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Israel and Cyprus? Let us know your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, the BBC Sport Facebook page and Google+

    Connor Graves: I can see Wales finishing second in their group, they've got a better team than Israel and Bosnia and of course have got Bale.

    Mac's Football: On paper the first 11 is good enough for third at least, I hope they do it for Speedo, his 45th birthday yesterday.

    Patrick Evans: As Fifa have ballooned the tournament to 24 teams making the qualifying ridiculously easy it would be a joke if Wales didn't.

  18. Kiryu ruled out of Asian Games

    Athletics

    Yoshihide Kiryu

    Japan's 18-year-old sprint sensation Yoshihide Kiryu, who clocked 10.01 seconds in the 100m as a schoolboy last year, has withdrawn from this month's Asian Games, which begin in Incheon, South Korea on 19 September with a torn left hamstring.

  19. Diving

    Two-time Olympian Nick Robinson-Baker, 27, has announced his retirement from diving after 13 years competing for Great Britain.

  20. Clubs to benefit from FPP fines

    Football

    Manchester City's fine for breaching Uefa's financial fair play rules is to be shared out around the other clubs in the Champions League. City were fined £50m for the FFP breaches but will only have to pay around £20m if they comply with the break-even rules in future seasons.

    The first payments from City, Paris St Germain and Zenit St Petersburg will total £20m and will be split among the Champions League and Europa League clubs who did comply with the rules last season.

  21. Windies thrash Bangladesh

    Cricket

    West Indies completed a 10-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first Test at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex in Kingstown, St Vincent. Despite 116 from captain and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh were all out for 314 after following on, leaving the Windies just 13 to win.

    The second and final Test begins at Gros Islet in St Lucia on Saturday.

  22. Wales face 3G test in Andorra

    Football

    Roman Pavlyuchenko scores Russia's winner against England in 2007

    Wales begin their European Championship qualifying campaign against Andorra, kick off 19:45 BST, the first meeting between the teams. The match will be played on a 3G artificial pitch and the Welsh will hope there is no repeat of England's experience of 3G surfaces during Euro 2008 qualifying when Steve McClaren's team were beaten 2-1 by Russia, former Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko [pictured] scoring the winner from the penalty spot.

  23. PCA's Moeen Ali statement reaction

    Cricket

    The BBC's cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew tweets: "I really hope that someone is knocking at the PCA front door and says: "Shall we try that again." Racism is racism. Full stop"

  24. Reaction to Moeen statement

    Cricket

    The cricketing press have been reacting to the Professional Cricketer's Association's statement over abuse Moeen Ali received at Edgbaston (see 15:28).

    The Daily Mirror's cricket correspondent Dean Wilson tweets: "Astonishing response to the booing of Moeen Ali from the PCA. The players union should be standing up for him, not encouraging it."

  25. Zardini takes tour win

    Cycling

    Italy's Edoardo Zardini has won the third stage of the Tour of Britain.

    Zardini pulled clear as the peloton tackled the ascent of The Tumble on the outskirts of Abergavenny, South Wales to win by nine seconds from Michal Kwiatkowski. The Bardiani-CSF rider's victory takes him top of the general classification. Defending champion Bradley Wiggins finished fifth.

  26. Man Utd to reveal financial results

    Football

    Former Manchester United manager David Moyes

    BBC Sport's Simon Stone: "Manchester United are set to reveal the cost of David Moyes' disastrous season in charge when they release their end of year financial results on Wednesday.

    "Failure to qualify for this season's Champions League, a £7.4m reduction in Premier League prize money due to their seventh-placed finish and the pay-offs for Moyes and four members of his backroom team are expected to reach around £50m.

    "United spent a record £151.5m this summer on six players, yet are still to win under Louis van Gaal in the Premier League this term and were beaten 4-0 at League One MK Dons in the Capital One Cup.

    "This is not expected to halt their commercial success though. United are in the first season of a seven-year shirt sponsorship deal with US car giant Chevrolet worth around £50m a year. They have also just negotiated a 10-year agreement with adidas to manufacture their kits from next season.

    "Overall commercial revenue for the year is expected to be around £190m, part of overall income of £430m."

  27. Trump and Higgins in surprise Shanghai defeats

    Snooker

    Judd Trump and John Higgins have joined Ronnie O'Sullivan in an early exit from the Shanghai Masters. Trump was beaten 5-2 by Welshman Dominic Dale, while Ryan Day rolled in breaks of 55, 102 and 77 in successive frames to overturn a 4-2 deficit and beat Higgins 5-4.

  28. Button holds McLaren talks

    Formula 1

    Jenson Button

    Jenson Button has revealed he held an "interesting and encouraging" conversation with Ron Dennis about the future direction of McLaren at the weekend.

    McLaren are still to decide on their driver line-up for next season and have been linked with moves for both Fernando Alonso and Sebatian Vettell.

    Button said: "Forgetting the driver situation, it was good to talk about the future of the team, the direction it is going and how it is performing. It was all interesting and encouraging, which comes on the back of the last couple of races in particular."

  29. British duo reach semi-finals

    Disability Sport

    The GB Para Table Tennis Team is assured of at least two medals in the 2014 ITT PTT World Championships in Beijing after Will Bayley and Sue Gilroy reached the semi-final stages of the men's class 7 and women's class 4 singles respectively.

    World number two Bayley beat Stephane Messi's conqueror Daniel Horut 3-1 and now plays Mykhaylo Popov in the semi-finals on Wednesday morning, in a repeat of the European final last year that the Ukrainian won.

  30. PCA plays down Ali abuse

    Cricket

    Professional Cricketers' Association chief executive Angus Porter does not want the row over Moeen Ali's Edgbaston abuse to boil over. England all-rounder Moeen was booed by Indian fans during the hosts' T20 win in Birmingham on Sunday and his father Munir believed it was because of his Pakistani background.

    "His dad offered his view sincerely and I hope it doesn't stoke the fire because he was just standing up for his boy," Porter said. "There is an element of taking it as a compliment. You are more likely to boo someone when you think they are someone to be feared. Take it as as a positive, you'd rather be booed than ignored."

  31. Welsh Euro qualifying history

    Football

    John Hartson after Wales are beaten by Russia in a play-off for Euro 2004

    There have been many agonising moments in qualifying campaigns for Wales down the years, but they came close to reaching Euro 2004 after finishing second to Italy in Group Nine. They began the campaign with a 2-0 win in Finland and also beat the Italians at home, but only the group winners qualified automatically and Wales lost a two-legged play-off to Russia 1-0 in November 2003.

  32. Get involved

    You've been having your say ahead of Wales' opening European Championship qualifier against Andorra later.

    How do you think they'll get on in a group also containing Belgium, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Israel and Cyprus?

    alistair smalley: If Wales have Bale centre forward, Ramsey in behind and Williams commanding the defence there's no reason not to finish second.

    Connor Lowden: I'm English but I think I'm rooting for Wales more than I was England last night. Great to see James Chester in the squad.

    Tim Edwards: Coleman knows qualifying will reignite his stuttering managerial career. Fail and he's good as finished.

    Let us know your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, the BBC Sport Facebook page and Google+

  33. 'Looking bleak' for Ajmal

    Cricket

    Saeed Ajmal

    Pakistan Cricket Board's media spokesman Agha Akbar has told BBC Radio 5 Live the future "looks bleak" for Saeed Ajmal.

    The 37-year-old has been suspended by the ICC for an illegal bowling action.

    Mr Akbar told presenter Tony Livesey: "We have referred the matter to our own committee and once they have made their conclusions, we will look at all the options.

    "But, I'm afraid we may have seen the last of him in international cricket."

  34. A Question of Sport

    Tennis

    It's answer time for our A Question of Sport teaser.

    Earlier we asked, which six players whose surname begins with a C have won a men's Grand Slam singles title since 1980?

    The answer: Pat Cash, Michael Chang, Marian Cilic, Jimmy Connors, Albert Costa and Jim Courier.

  35. Sporting birthdays

    Neil Fairbrother

    Former England and Lancashire batsman Neil Fairbrother turns 51 today.

    Now a successful players' agent, the left-hander played 10 Test Matches and 75 ODIs for England, including appearances at three World Cups.

    He shares his birthday with Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan (30), Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric (29) and England and Durham cricketer Graham Onions (32).

  36. More on Schumacher's release from hospital

    Formula 1

    Michael Schumacher's management have issued a statement following news of his release from hospital in Lausanne.

    It reads: "Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months. There is still, however, a long and difficult road ahead.

    "We ask that the privacy of Michael's family continue to be respected, and that speculations about his state of health are avoided."

  37. Schumacher to continue recovery at home

    Formula 1

    Former world champion Michael Schumacher has left Lausanne hospital to continue his recovery at home.

    The 45-year-old German was left fighting for his life after sustaining head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps last December. He was transferred to Lausanne university hospital in Switzerland in June and brought out of a coma.

  38. Welsh Euro qualifying history

    September 2006

    Tomas Rosicky attempts to pass Carl Robinson of Wales

    Continuing our look back at previous European Championship qualifying campaigns for Wales, and for Euro 2008 they were in Group D with the Czech Republic, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Cyprus and San Marino.

    Their opening match saw a 2-1 defeat in the Czech Republic in September 2006 and through they went on to hold Germany 0-0 in Frankfurt, they won only four of their 12 games and finished fifth.

  39. Dein calls for winter break

    Football

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport at the Manchester Central Convention Centre

    "Former Arsenal Chief Executive David Dein's among the delegates at Soccerex today.

    "He's called for a winter break to be introduced in the Premier League from next season.

    "'I think we have to introduce it to improve the England team', he said. 'The players deserve the break. It's a long, hard season where more injuries occur in the second half when compared to the first'."

  40. No Fifa ban for Nigeria

    Nigeria have avoided a ban from international football after Fifa were satisfied the African champions had complied with a directive about its leadership.

    The world governing body said it welcomed the fact that ousted president Aminu Maigari and his executive committee had been able to return to work and as a result lifted the threat of sanctions.

  41. Rafael ready to return for Man Utd

    Football

    Manchester United defender Rafael, who has not featured yet this term due to a groin injury sustained in pre-season, writes on his Instagram account: "Back in training ready to help. Let's go."

  42. Soccerex to hear from Qatar delegates

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport at the Manchester Central Convention Centre

    "Soccerex pauses for breath and for lunch, a liquid lunch in the case of many here. Steve McMahon, Peter Reid and Bryan Robson are recalling memories of their titanic midfield battles just a few feet away from me and the great hall here in Manchester Central is abuzz with the great and the good of the game networking and trying to get business done, which is what the Soccerex conference is really all about.

    "Later this afternoon we will hear from Qatar 2022, as they attempt to brush aside widespread criticism of their bid but explaining why they expect their World Cup to the best we have ever seen. A hard sell? Certainly. But should be interesting."

  43. County Championship lunch scoreboard

    Sussex v Lancashire

    Usman Khawaja

    Adrian Harris at Hove:

    "A good morning for Sussex who having won the toss have reduced Lancashire to 99-4.

    "Usman Khawaja (above) provided the main resistance before being caught behind on the stroke of lunch for 45.

    "Sussex skipper Ed Joyce took one of the catches of the season low one handed at third slip to dismiss Karl Brown."

  44. County Championship lunch scoreboard

    Warwickshire v Northants

    From BBC Radio Northampton's Chris Egerton at Edgbaston:

    "Northants 90-3. Despite the odd alarm, Northants have batted nicely through the morning session despite being put in by the home side. Stephen Peters and James Kettleborough followed up their century stand against Somerset last week with some crisp boundaries, mostly from an ineffective Chris Woakes.

    "But Peters fell when they reached 63 to the impressive Oliver Hannon-Dalby and Kyle Coetzer followed soon after. Rob Keogh chipped Westwood to midwicket off Keith Barker just before lunch but Kettleborough remains on 43."

  45. County Championship lunch scoreboard

    Worcestershire v Surrey

    Mark Church at Worcester: "A fascinating morning at New Road - the hosts won the toss and batted first but five wickets between Matthew Dunn and Jade Dernbach have left them in trouble.

    "In between the wickets the runs have flowed particularly from the bat of Moeen Ali who caressed his way to 59 before falling to Dunn."

  46. County Championship lunch scoreboard

    Notts v Yorkshire

    Adam Lyth and Alex Lees

    Lizzy Ammon, at Trent Bridge:

    "Yorkshire, who can win the County Championship this week if they beat their hosts Nottinghamshire, have had as good a start to this match as they possibly could have.

    "Although a couple of chances of gone down - one from the gloves of Chris Read and one from Riki Wessels at short leg off Gary Keedy - Yorkshire have gone to lunch 118-0 with half centuries for the two exciting young batsmen Alex Lees and Adam Lyth (pictured).

    "It is 39-year-old Keedy in his first home County Championship match for Nottinghamshire who looked the most like taking a wicket on a pitch that is taking spin. A brilliant first session for the visitors and they'll be looking to bat for a long time first innings."

    There is live commentary of this match on BBC 5 live sports extra

  47. County Championship lunch scoreboard

    Middlesex v Durham

    BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmersonat Lord's:

    "Durham chose to bat on a green top and captain Paul Collingwood was probably regretting it seven overs in as his side were being Murtagh'd.

    "Tim Murtagh took three wickets in four overs for just 16 runs as Keaton Jennings went for a second-ball duck and Mark Stoneman and Michael Richardson made only four each.

    "But Scott Borthwick and Ben Stokes then came to the rescue with a partnership of 90 for the third wicket to take Durham to 114-3 at lunch. Borthwick has 53. His 5th half century of the season came in 92 balls and included nine fours. Stokes will resume on 48."

  48. Eranio tips Torres for success at Milan

    Football

    Former Milan player and current youth team Coach Stefano Eranio has backed ex-Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, 30, to succeed at the San Siro.

    "Torres is a very humble player, he has great technical and human qualities," Eranio told Football Italia. "But he is a diesel, he needs to play to find his form. He needs the confidence of the coach and to make the most of his surroundings. I would always want someone like Torres in the team."

  49. Get involved

    We're asking you if Wales can end their qualifying misery of recent generations and secure a place at Euro 2016.

    Please let us know via #bbcsportsday, the BBC Sport Facebook page or Google+

    Nedin Dzeko: We can finish third, but won't rule out second! Most confident I've been for years, we can do it! Just keep Bale and Ramsey fit!

    Chris Ward: I genuinely think Wales have a chance of qualifying. They have some good players and (bar Belgium) a good group.

  50. Andorra v Wales (19:45 BST)

    Football

    Gareth Bale trains with Wales

    BBC Wales football correspondent Rob Phillips in Andorra:

    "In the absence of a recognised centre-forward playing regular club football, star man Gareth Bale is set to start up front.

    "Aaron Ramsey will be expected to provide support, probably alongside Andy King, with Joe Allen and Joe Ledley - barring fitness concerns - providing stability.

    "George or Jonathan Williams could provide pace out wide while at the back Swansea defender Neil Taylor looks poised to get the left-back berth ahead of former team-mate Ben Davies.

    "Hull's James Chester will make his competitive debut. Chris Gunter and goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey will hope for a relatively quiet time in a defensive unit led by Ashley Williams, who would see qualification as the pinnacle of his career."

  51. Spain rampant at home

    Football

    Marca front page

    Spanish sports newspaper Marca's headline reads "The Spain We Want" after the hosts thrashed Macedonia 5-1 in their opening European Championship qualifier to record their first win since the World Cup.

    Manchester City's David Silva was among the scorers.

  52. Conlan returns to Burnley

    Football

    Northern Ireland Under-21 defender Luke Conlan has rejoined Burnley on a one-year contract. The 19-year-old was released by the Clarets over the summer but has recovered from a knee problem.

  53. Cockerill backs Slater to overcome injury

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill tells 5 live about Ed Slater's knee surgery: "It's pretty horrific for Ed and pretty average for us. It happens. It's disappointing he did it on tour [of New Zealand] goes away fit and comes back injured.

    "He's had his surgery, he's started his rehab, hopefully it will be sooner rather than later that he's back on the field, but we just have to deal with it as we always do. He'll come back fitter and fresher than ever, hopefully that will be by this time next year."

  54. 1976 Remembered

    Although Wales have not travelled to a major finals since 1958, they were part of the 1976 European Championships. At the time, only four countries could play the final tournament which meant that there were only the semi-finals, the final and the third place match in the host country, Yugoslavia, the last tournament to have the rather unusual format.

    Wales topped qualifying Group Two, also containing, Austria, Hungary and Luxembourg, winning five of their six matches, before losing 3-1 on aggregate in the last eight to Yugoslavia. You can read about the "forgotten campaign" in Jimmy Smallwood's feature from the BBC website.

  55. Country has lost faith in England team - Owen

    Football

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport at the Manchester Central Convention Centre

    Michael Owen at Soccerex

    Former England striker Michael Owen says he believes the country has lost faith in the national team. Speaking at Soccerex, the former Liverpool and Manchester United forward said consistent failures at major tournaments were to blame.

    "Everyone in this room, the fans, us, we have all lost belief in the national team," he said. "I don't think we will get that back until we do something significant at a major tournament."

    Owen said that while the 2-0 victory over Switzerland in last night's Euro 2016 qualifier was encouraging, one result was not enough to turn the tide after the summer's World Cup.

  56. Slater facing long road back to fitness

    Rugby Union

    Ed Slater

    Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill confirms that captain Ed Slater will be out for between seven and nine months after knee surgery.

    Slater was part of England's elite player squad last season and captained the side in the midweek match against the Crusaders on the summer tour of New Zealand.

  57. Vialli tips Chelsea for Premier League title

    Football

    Gianluca Vialli at Soccerex

    BBC World Service's Steve Crossman at Soccerex in Manchester:

    "Former Chelsea striker Gianluca Vialli was a surprise visiter to Soccerex today. He's told me that Chelsea will win the Premier League this season, 'no doubt'.

    "He's also expecting them to at least go close to winning the Champions League too."

  58. Homer set for long injury absence

    Rugby Union

    London Irish full-back Tom Homer, 24, is ruled out for at least two months because of a grade two knee sprain suffered in the 20-15 defeat by Harlequins at Twickenham last weekend.

  59. Wales Euro qualifying history

    September 2010

    Wales were pitted with England, Montenegro, Switzerland and Bulgaria in Group G for the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign. Their opening match was a 1-0 defeat in Montenegro and they won only three of their eight games, finishing fourth.

  60. Wales in Euro qualifying

    Football

    So Wales, 41st in the Fifa world rankings, begin their European Championship qualifying campaign in Andorra, ranked 199th, at 19:45 BST. Despite some great players over the years, Wales have never played at a European Championship finals and their last appearance at a major tournament was the 1958 World Cup. During the afternoon we will look back at some of their recent Euro qualifying campaigns.

  61. Get involved

    Many thanks for your comments on England's win in Switzerland. We now look ahead to Wales against Andorra tonight. How do think Wales will do in a group also containing Belgium, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Israel and Cyprus? Please let us know via #bbcsportsday, the BBC Sport Facebook page or Google+

    George Carter: Welbeck did play well, think Arsenal fans are getting a bit excited. Despite them being ranked higher still not a world force.

    Joseph Whiteaker: Am I the only person that thought Delph was poor last night?

    Ken Smith: Harsh on Jones who was at least a 6 if not 7. He missed a good chance but so did several others. Rooney on borrowed time?

  62. Rumours grow over Allam future at Hull

    The Hull Daily Mail reports that speculation is mounting over the future of chairman Assem Allam, who is thought to be a frustrated figure since the FA rejected his bid to rename the club Hull Tigers in April.

    The paper says: "Although no-one at the Tigers was available for comment yesterday, more clarity on the situation is expected inside the next 48 hours as the club are preparing to make an official announcement - the exact subject of which is being guarded closely."

  63. Herrera seeks Man Utd return

    Football

    Manchester United's Ander Herrera has been restricted to just one competitive United runout - the 2-1 home defeat by Swansea on the opening day of the season - since a £29m summer move from Athletic Bilbao because of an ankle complaint.

    But the 25-year-old Spaniard wrote on Twitter on Monday that he is hopeful of facing QPR on Sunday: "Training hard and looking forward to this next game at Old Trafford!"

  64. Badminton goes global

    Badminton

    Gail Emms

    A deal has been struck to televise a new National Badminton League.

    The NBL - created and run by Badminton England - begins on 6 October and will feature six franchise teams.

    Birmingham Lions, Team Derby, Loughborough Sport, MK Badminton, University of Nottingham Sport Badminton and Surrey Smashers will face each other in monthly match nights which will be broadcast across 16 countries.

    Olympic silver medallist and former world number one Gail Emms will line up for Team Derby.

  65. England legends react to Swiss win

    Football

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport at the Manchester Central Convention Centre

    "It's another busy day down at the Soccerex Global Convention where I'm currently listening to Michael Owen, Bryan Robson and Peter Reid discussing the English national team.

    "All have been very positive about England's victory over Switzerland, but they also say they have concerns about the lack of depth at Roy Hodgson's disposal.

    "If Gary Cahill was to get injured now you would be in real trouble,' says Robson.

    The discussion has moved on to the poor attendances for the England national team, with Owen saying: 'It's been hard enough watching it on the television the last few years, let alone traipsing all the way to Wembley.'"

  66. United to assess Jones injury

    Football

    Phil Jones

    Phil Jones is expected to be assessed by Manchester United's medical team later to discover the extent of the injury, which resulted in him being substituted early in England's 2-0 win over Switzerland.

    Jones limped off in the 77th minute of the European Championship qualifier in Basel with what appeared to be a hamstring problem.

    United face Queen's Park Rangers in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday.

  67. Waterhouse to leave Wire

    Australian forward Trent Waterhouse, 33, who won two caps for the Kangaroos and made 78 appearances for Warrington since joining them from Penrith Panthers three years ago, is to leave the club at the end of the season.

  68. Qualifying would be a career high - Williams

    Football

    Wales are in Andorra for their opening European Championship qualifying match at 19:45 BST, live on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru, and captain Ashley Williams says leading the team to Euro 2016 would eclipse all he has achieved in his career.

  69. Rosberg urges fans to 'forgive and forget'

    Formula 1

    Rosberg and Hamilton collide at Spa

    World Championship leader Nico Rosberg has called for fans to stop booing him following his collision with Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa last month.

    "It's obviously not nice, but what can I say?" said Rosberg. "I hope that with time they forgive and forget. That would be great. I have apologised - I can't really do anything more than that."

  70. Ajmal's ICC suspension

    Cricket

    The Sun's cricket correspondent John Etheridge tweets: "If you're going to target bowling actions - what about all those fast bowlers who chuck their bouncer? There have been plenty of them."

    Saeed Ajmal's action has been analysed by the ICC, which concluded "all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees" by which the arm is allowed to bend.

  71. Wilshere hails two-goal Welbeck

    Football

    BBC Radio 5 live

    The final part of Jack Wilshere's interview with 5 live and he says of his new Arsenal team-mate Danny Welbeck: "I said that he doesn't get enough credit for his technical ability and he wants to play up top in that number nine position because when he gets in front of goal he's dangerous and he showed that tonight."

    Regarding his new role at the base of the diamond formation, he said: "We play a different system at Arsenal. Unless we adopt that system I'm not sure.

    "We have players who play in that position. We have got [Mathieu] Flamini and [Mikel] Arteta, but if they want me to play there I can play there as well."

  72. Today's UK back pages

    Football

    The Independent

    A more understated response from the Independent, but Sam Wallace writes of Roy Hodgson: "For the first time in a while he can walk away from this international break with a spring in his step and a weight lifted from his shoulders."

  73. Get involved

    A selection of your Facebook comments as we ask this morning for your views on England's win in Switzerland, and whether you agree with Phil McNulty's England player ratings. Please let us know via #bbcsportsday, the BBC Sport Facebook page or Google+.

    Connor Miller: I think we played average! It is very rare I say that! I saw no movement whatsoever at the start of the game and then when we went 1-0 up we sat back and invited pressure! We need to start being hungry for goals and not sit back after one!

    Mark Utv-Phillips: It was yet more proof Gerrard was holding England back for a decade. Delph was energetic and always closing opposition down. Neither of which the media darling Gerrard could ever do.

    Jayne Hale: Brilliant Danny Welbeck, he should still be wearing a United shirt in my opinion.

  74. The banned list

    Cricket

    Sachitra Senanayake

    Saeed Ajmal is the latest in a line of bowlers to face an ICC suspension for an illegal action.

    Fellow countrymen Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Riaz Afridi and Shoaib Malik have all been reported in the past.

    In July, Sri Lanka's Sachitra Senanayake and New Zealand's Kane Williamson were also reported and subsequently banned until remedial work on their actions was completed.

  75. Ajmal eyes World Cup return

    Cricket

    Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has blamed his illegal action on a "not usual" elbow and has vowed to return in time for the World Cup in February.

    Speaking to reporters in Faisalabad, he said: "My elbow is not usual so that's why it seems that I bend it more than the normal 15 degrees allowed.

    "We will go into appeal soon. I will be in action in the World Cup next year - that's my resolve."

  76. Wilshere vows to improve in new role

    Football

    BBC Radio 5 live

    More from Jack Wilshere's interview with 5 live and his opinion of the diamond formation operated by Roy Hodgson: "It played into the hands of our forwards. If we win the ball back in midfield and use our pace going forward, we can can scare any defence. We showed that. Two of our goals were on the counter attack and hopefully we can use that.

    "I enjoyed it. It was the first time I have played there for club or country.

    "I looked at players who play there regularly, the best players in the world like [Andrea] Pirlo, [Javier] Mascherano and [Steven] Gerrard, who play that position perfectly, and I will look at them over the next few months and I will get better in that position."

  77. Yorkshire go for title

    Cricket

    Yorkshire can win the County Championship if they beat Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

    The White Rose - led by England's Joe Root - have won the toss and will bat first.

    There is live ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra from 10:25 BST.

  78. PCB to appeal against Ajmal suspension

    Cricket

    Saeed Ajmal

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirms it will appeal against Saeed Ajmal's suspension for an illegal bowling action.

    A PCB spokesman said: "It's a big jolt for us. It's not easy to replace a player like Ajmal who is a match-winner. We will appeal against the ICC decision."

  79. England audio

    Football

    If you press the highlights tab on your Sportsday page you can listen to audio highlights of England's win in Switzerland, there are also interviews with Danny Welbeck and Roy Hodgson.

  80. Cisak signs new deal with Clarets

    Football

    Burnley goalkeeper Alex Cisak, 25, formerly with Leicester, Oldham, Accrington Stanley and Portsmouth, has signed a new two-year deal with the Clarets.

  81. More Ajmal reaction

    Cricket

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen tweets: "Wow - Ajmal banned! Never nice to see fellow professionals going through a tough time...hopefully he's back soon!"

  82. Graham Poll interview

    Football

    BBC Radio 5 live

    More from Graham Poll on 5 live Breakfast this morning after he was asked about TV replays allowing coaches to challenge a referee's decision possibly being trialled next year.

    He says: "As a referee, I've known when I have made a mistake. I've given a penalty and, as soon as I have given it, the reaction of the players and almost the feel you get from the crowd of disbelief you go 'I think I have made a mistake there'.

    Thierry Henry in action for France against Republic of Ireland

    "You can't change it because you have got nothing to refer to. In your own heart you think 'let me have a look'.

    "There was the Thierry Henry handball in the France game against the Republic of Ireland where the referee knew something was wrong but didn't have the opportunity to object. In that situation the managers would have put their objection in, it would have been reviewed and the decision would have been changed so that would work."

  83. Phil McNulty column

    Phil McNulty was in Basel to see England's 2-0 win over Switzerland, and in his column for the BBC website, Phil praises Roy Hodgson's diamond formation. "It was a tactic of positive intent and worked, both from a defensive and attacking perspective," he says.

  84. Today's UK back pages

    Football

    Daily Express

    The Daily Express opt for another shin pun, and Paul Joyce writes: "Hodgson's decision to hand Fabian Delph his full debut was something of a surprise, but it was the move to put Wilshere at the base of a 'diamond' that pepped the imagination."

  85. Ajmal suspension reaction

    Cricket

    The Guardian's cricket correspondent Mike Selvey tweets: "Saeed Ajmal suspended from bowling. Testing shows all deliveries illegal. Huge call by ICC and serious re modification needed to action."

  86. Get involved

    We're asking this morning for your views on England's win in Switzerland, and whether you agree with Phil McNulty's England player ratings. Please let us know via #bbcsportsday, the BBC Sport Facebook page or Google+.

    Martin McHugh: Wondering what won't please the haters this time. A good solid win. Well done Hodgson!

    Terry Urbanczyk: I don't mean to be negative as this was a great result, but this is only one game. England need to be consistent.

    Dean McNamara: Sorry Phil, 5/10 for Jones is Harsh. Other than that pass he played well. Even ITV commentators sang his praises - 7/10 for me.

  87. Graham Poll interview

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Premier League referee Graham Poll was a guest of 5 live Breakfast on the subject of TV replays allowing coaches to challenge a referee's decision possibly being trialled next year.

    He said: "It's a great idea. Everyone thinks that technology can help the beleaguered referees. The game has speeded up. Players are more crafty and deceitful than they have ever been. Unfortunately, that is a fact of life and, therefore, referees do need help.

    "Everyone who watches a game on the television knows within seconds when a clear error has been made and the one guy that doesn't is the referee and that isn't fair."

  88. Reaction to Ajmal's suspension

    Cricket

    The BBC's cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew has reacted to the suspension of Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal for an illegal bowling action.

    He tweeted: "ICC promised a crackdown after all the chucking in the World T20. Showing they meant it. There are others out there."

  89. Today's UK back pages

    The Daily Mirror

    Not too complicated a headline in the Daily Mirror, but Martin Lipton has words of cautious optimism: "We will never forget Brazil, the anguish and sense of emptiness they put us through. Nor, surely, will we make the mistake of thinking everything has been put right by 90 minutes.

    "But on Monday night, as Roy Hodgson was rewarded for having the courage to change his England template, it felt that the seeds of a new beginning were being sown."

  90. Wilshere praises England display

    Football

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Arsenal's Jack Wilshere was deployed at the base of England's diamond formation and he told 5 live after the win in Switzerland: "We didn't surprise ourselves. A few people said it would be a big test - and it was - but we showed what we can do. We have got great players here and we believe in ourselves.

    "They will still pick the negatives from it and there were some points we have to work on.

    "It's the first time we have played that formation. We adapted to it so well. The Liverpool players are used to playing it and they really helped with that tonight. You could see they are comfortable with it and we will get better in that and take that into the next game and hopefully get another result."

  91. Get involved

    BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty was in Basel last night and he has written his England player ratings. Goalkeeper Joe Hart and two-goal striker Danny Welbeck receive 8/10, with defender Phil Jones the lowest on 5/10.

    How did you rate England's performance? Please let us know via #bbcsportsday, the BBC Sport Facebook page or Google+.

  92. Today's UK back pages

    Football

    The Times

    A more erudite headline from the Times, with Matt Hughes writing that Danny Welbeck's two goals were a "deserved reward for England's energetic and enterprising display, which vindicated Hodgson's decision to select a new-look side in an experimental diamond formation".

  93. Murray slips out of world top 10

    Tennis

    That win for Cilic means that British number one Andy Murray will slip out of the world's top 10 for the first time since 2008.

    Murray also drops to 11th place in the Race to London - with a significant number of points to make up on Tomas Berdych, who currently occupies the final qualifying position for the World Tour Finals.

    Murray is due to play three more events before November's event and may need to reach the final of either the Shanghai or Paris Masters to have a chance of qualifying.

  94. Cilic claims first Grand Slam with US Open win

    Tennis

    Marin Cilic with the US OPen trophy

    In New York last night, Croatia's Marin Cilic won his first Grand Slam title with a comprehensive 6-3 6-3 6-3 win over Kei Nishikori of Japan at the US Open.

  95. Today's UK back pages

    The Sun back page

    Let's get some reaction to England's win over Switzerland and Steven Howard in the Sun describes it as a "great start to a new campaign for Hodgson's young England lions". There was a little aside, however, the headline making reference to Danny Welbeck's opening goal coming off his shin: "Welbeck's Smashin."

  96. Ajmal suspended by ICC

    Cricket

    Saeed Ajmal

    More on the big story from the cricket world this morning. Saeed Ajmal was reported for a suspect action after the first Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle last month.

    The analysis was performed on 25 August by the ICC's accredited team of human movement specialists using the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane.

    Ajmal can apply for a re-assessment after he has modified his bowling action.

  97. ICCs explain Ajmal suspension

    Cricket

    In a statement on its website, the International Cricket Council says: "An independent analysis has found the bowling action of Saeed Ajmal to be illegal and, as such, the player has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.

    "The analysis revealed that all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations."

  98. Ajmal suspended for illegal bowling action

    Cricket

    Saeed Ajmal bowling for Pakistan

    Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal, who is 37 next month, has been suspended for an illegal bowling action.

    He has taken 178 wickets in only 35 Tests and 183 ODI wickets in 111 matches.

  99. Post update

    Hello and welcome to another Sportsday. A fine start to the European Championship qualifiers by England in Switzerland to reflect upon, and Wales are in action tonight, but we begin with a big breaking cricket story.