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  1. Post update

    That's a wrap for today's Sportsday. We've learned that Falcao is hopeful of Champions League football for Manchester United next season, Tom Cleverly promises to "prove people wrong" at Aston Villa and Napoli reveal a new denim football kit. Join us tomorrow for all the latest sports news and build up to the weekend's Premier League action.

  2. 'Torres more useful than Balotelli'


    Fernando Torres will be "more useful" to AC Milan than Mario Balotelli, according to the club's goalkeeper Diego Lopez.

    Milan signed Torres on loan from Chelsea following Balotelli's £16m departure to Liverpool during the transfer window.

    "We're talking about a player who has done amazing things, who has experience, speed, and will be important. Balotelli? Torres will be more useful as he has shown the characteristics needed to win," Lopez told Milan Channel.

  3. Players will adapt to philosophy - Van Gaal


    Louis van Gaal on his new signings: "They have to perform our philosophy. The players we have selected will do it better, otherwise we don't have to buy those players."

  4. Falcao confident of Champions League spot


    Radamel Falcao: "Every player wants to play in the Champions League. This year's it's not possible, but we have confidence to achieve qualification fort next season's Champions League."

  5. Post update


    Radamel Falcao: "Manchester United has very good players and that reason makes it easier to play football. I am used to life in cities like this. I don't think I will have an adaptation problem."

  6. Falcao has no concerns about adjusting


    Radamel Falcao: "I feel very good in myself, I am very happy to be here. When you talk about a settling in period, when you are surrounded by quality players it makes any settling in period a lot easier."

  7. Van Gaal wants to give players a chance

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: ""First of all, how do you fit all the players? We bought five players and one player on loan and maybe we can buy him, that's Falcao, and we let go 14 players.

    "How to fit in these players is not so difficult when you let go 14 players. When you don't let go players to another club then you are never allowed to give youth player a chance, because of this policy we give youth players a chance.

    "But the question is if they take the chance. It's of course more risky but it's the only way to do it and Manchester United has always home-grown players in the squad."

  8. Blind happy to play anywhere


    Daley Blind: "I can play as a defender and as a midfielder. I want to play and where I play is up to the coach and I will try do my best."

  9. No concerns over injury - Falcao


    Radamel Falcao: "I started to play two months ago with Monaco, I improved in the last couple of months, I have scored goals and I am confident with my physical form and I am comfortable with my knee."

  10. Man Utd move dream come true - Falcao


    Radamel Falcao: "I'm very happy to be here, it's a big challenge for me, for my career and I always dream to be in a club like Manchester United."

  11. Man Utd news conference

    Louis van Gaal, Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind have settled into their seats at the Manchester United news conference, their words coming up now...

  12. Monk has 'no problem' with Mourinho


    Swansea manager Garry Monk insists there is no problem between him and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as they prepare to face each other in the Premier League on Saturday.

    Mourinho failed to shake hands with Monk after a controversial Liberty Stadium contest between the two clubs last April, which Chelsea won 1-0.

    Chico Flores was sent off early on after picking up a second yellow card, with Monk complaining the Swansea defender only saw red after the Chelsea bench and manager put pressure on the fourth official and their players surrounded referee Phil Dowd.

    "It's not a big deal for myself," Monk said. "I'm probably not the only one who he hasn't shaken hands with."

  13. West Brom have injury concerns


    West Brom head coach Alan Irvine has refused to rule any of his injured players out of facing Everton.

    The Hawthorns chief has been sweating on 12 first-team players ahead of the Toffees' Premier League visit on Saturday.

    Goalkeeper Ben Foster has trained after injuring his thumb on England duty as has Joleon Lescott, who suffered a knee problem in pre-season. Gareth McAuley (ankle), Chris Brunt (calf) and Graham Dorrans (heel) are also available after injury scares on international duty.

    He said: "They will all be in the squad but I'm not saying any are 100% because they have not done enough work with us."

  14. Man Utd news conference


    BBC Sport's Ben Smith at Old Trafford: "In the next 10 minutes we are expecting to hear from Manchester United's two latest recruits - Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind - alongside a beaming Louis van Gaal.

    "As you would expect, the Europa Suite here at Old Trafford is brimming with crews from across the world. The players are currently having their pictures taken with club shirts and scarves down by the pitch. A little earlier I spotted one of the club's sport marketing men dashing down the tunnel with a pair of branded trainers for one of the two new boys.

    "I'll bring you more news a little later."

  15. Falcao and Blind to speak to media


    Manchester United's new signings Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind took part in training with their new team-mates earlier today.

    Manchester United

    They will be speaking to the media soon and we will have their quotes right here in Sportsday.

  16. Brandle wins stage five


    Austria's Matthias Brandle won the fifth stage of the Tour of Britain, a 177.3km (110.3 mile) stage around Devon from Exmouth to Exeter.

    The 24-year-old, the lone survivor of a breakaway, held on for a stage victory for the IAM Cycling team ahead of Shane Archbold and Maarten Wynants. Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski finished seventh to retain the lead, with no change in the overall standings.

    Meanwhile, Britain's Ben Swift was fifth for Team Sky. His team-mate Sir Bradley Wiggins remains sixth overall.

  17. Cleverley out to prove doubters wrong


    Midfielder Tom Cleverley says he has to prove "a lot of people wrong" during his season-long loan move to Aston Villa.

    "The last 12 months haven't been easy," said Cleverley, who has joined Villa from Manchester United. "When you're at a big club like United and don't win trophies it never is.

    "I've got a lot of people to prove wrong and I'm excited by that. It's probably made me have a tougher personality."

  18. Sometimes agents are irresponsible - Cleverley


    Midfielder Tom Cleverley admits his loan move from Manchester United to Aston Villa was delayed because of his agents but says it was out of his hands.

    Villa have signed the 25-year-old on a season-long loan, with the deal struck late on transfer deadline day.

    "It was just a case of what was going to be the best deal for me and honestly it was more out of my hands than anything," he said.

    "It's a modern day part of football. Agents are massively involved and sometimes they don't act as responsibly as they should do. It's a tough one, it was a crazy day."

  19. Orient sign Petrasso


    Leyton Orient sign Queens Park Rangers winger Michael Petrasso on a one-month loan deal.

    The 19-year-old Canada Under-20 international had spells on loan at Oldham and Coventry last season.

    "Orient did very well last season and caught my eye and I just want to help here in anyway I can," Petrasso says. "I've had two loans in League One before which were great for me. This season I want to keep getting games under my belt and keep improving."

  20. Golf

    Rory McIlroy has won the Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Month award for the third time this year following his August triumph at the US PGA Championship.

    The 25-year-old Northern Irishman clinched the fourth major championship of his career at Valhalla, where he won by one shot from Phil Mickelson.

    It followed his Open Championship victory in July, and his BMW PGA Championship win in May, both of which were followed by McIlroy being handed the monthly European Tour award recognition.

  21. Tiote in Newcastle squad

    Southampton v Newcastle (13 September 15:00 BST)

    Newcastle's Rolando Aarons will miss Saturday's match against Southampton because of a hamstring injury but Cheick Tiote will be included in the squad.

    "Tiote will be in the squad (for Saturday) if he comes back fit from international duty," says Pardew of the Ivory Coast midfielder who has recovered from a hamstring injury.

    "Southampton away is a fixture that has been hard on us the last couple of years and we need to improve on that."

  22. Post update



    It is evidently team photo day in the Premier League today, with the Arsenal squad following on from Everton to pose for their official shoot.

    Lots of smiles on the right side of the picture, not so much on the left.

  23. Pardew - Newcastle working hard


    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew responds to reports that he has two games to save his job following a disappointing start of the season, saying: "I am afraid it is part and parcel of the Premier League.

    "We have not won a game yet. The pressure is on because we were not good enough towards the end of last year but in the short term of this year I think we have played well. I know on the training ground we are working very hard."

  24. Southampton news conference


    More from Southampton boss Ronald Koeman, about this weekend's opponents Newcastle: "Newcastle have not had the best start but they have some very good players. Maybe they're under pressure to win now. More importantly, I'd like to see what we're going to do to beat Newcastle."

  25. Schneiderlin is a pro - Koeman


    Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says Morgan Schneiderlin has shown a professional attitude after being convinced to stay at the club.

    The 24-year-old midfielder had criticised the club on Twitter during a summer in which he has been linked with moves to Tottenham and Arsenal.

    "Morgan Schneiderlin is a very important player for us," says Koeman. "He had a difficult two weeks but he's shown he is professional."

  26. Saddlers sign Butler


    Injury-hit Walsall re-sign former skipper Andy Butler on a month's emergency loan from Sheffield United.

    The 30-year-old centre-half rejected a new Walsall deal to sign for the Blades this summer, thereby ending a daily commute from his South Yorkshire home.

    But Butler has found his first-team opportunities limited at Bramall Lane in the opening weeks of the new season.

  27. Post update


    Hull City

    President Francois Hollande promises that France will stage a 2016 European Championship to remember.

    Speaking during a lunch at the Elysee Palace which included French and European football leaders, Hollande says: "It's an opportunity for France, our clubs, our territories, an opportunity for our host cities or base camps and also an opportunity for our football."

    Didier Dechamps

    France head coach Didier Deschamps was among the guests present at the lunch.

  28. Martin extends Rams stay


    Scotland striker Chris Martin signs a new four-year deal at Derby County, tying him to the club until the summer of 2018.

    The 25-year-old scored 25 goals last season to help the Rams reach the Championship play-off final and has four from six starts so far this term.

    Head coach Steve McClaren said: "He is the focal point of our attack but there is so much more to his game than goals."

  29. Liverpool news conference


    More from Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers: "Knowing Daniel Sturridge well, you can't throw a blanket over them all and think one recovery fits everyone. It is about the individual.

    "Hopefully we can communicate more in the future. We certainly feel it [the injury] could have been prevented."

  30. Liverpool news conference


    Brendan Rodgers says Daniel Sturridge could be out for 'up to three weeks' with a thigh injury, while Emre Can could be absent for six weeks because of an ankle injury picked up on international duty with the Germany Under-21s.

    Sturridge's injury happened while he was away with England, and Rodgers says: "With Daniel, it would have been a recovery day [if he was at Liverpool]. It is individualised here and for him to pick up a thigh injury when he did was disappointing for us.

    "I speak regularly with [England manager] Roy [Hodgson], but he is probably being led by some of the sports science people around him and for whatever reason Dan was deemed able to train."

  31. Soldado doubt for Tottenham

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13 September, 15:00 BST)

    Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado is a doubt for Spurs' match with Sunderland on Saturday because of injury.

    "Soldado is still a doubt because of a continuing problem with his neck," says manager Mauricio Pochettino.

  32. Say cheese



    Everton: That time of year again - it's the annual team photo shoot!

  33. Pochettino not spoken to board over move


    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has said he will always support a decision which will provide the club's supporters and players with better facilities.

    Spurs announced they will spend a year away from White Hart Lane before switching to their new home because of a legal wrangle.

    Speaking on the club's link with a move to MK Dons, Pochettino said: "Every decision is to improve the club for better facilities. It is a very good stadium nothing more. At the moment we don't speak (with the board) about the decision."

  34. Hull City 'up for sale'


    BBC Radio Humberside: Assem Allam says there is interest in buying Hull City. "I want to make sure the club is moving to a good home." Allam says his preference is "to remain at Hull City as its owner".

  35. Assem Allam news conference


    Assem Allam adds: "We have also begun the appeal against the FA's decision via the Court of Arbitration for Sport."

  36. Assem Allam news conference


    A proposed name change to Hull Tigers had been rejected by the Football Association Council in April, and Assem Allam told a news conference today: "Lately there have been a lot of rumours and that is not a good thing so I decided it was better to have a face-to-face conference and clear the air.

    "We stated earlier this year, that the club would be for sale should our attempt to globally promote Hull Tigers as a brand name and as a playing name be blocked. As a consequence of the FA decision on 9 April I announced on 10 April, within 22 hours, that Hull City is for sale."

  37. Hull City 'up for sale'


    Assem Allam

    Hull owner Assem Allam tells a news conference that the Premier League side has been up for sale for five months.

  38. Football fallen behind society - Wenger


    Arsene Wenger concedes there is plenty of hard work still to do if homophobia is to be eliminated from football.

    The Arsenal manager - whose players will lace their boots with rainbow colours against Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend, in support of the anti-discrimination campaign Rainbow Laces - admits the game has fallen behind society in the fight against homophobia.

    Wenger says: "I think in some values we are in front of normal society (and) with some we are a bit behind compared to what is the trend of society. This (tackling homophobia) is one where maybe we are a bit behind and we have to work on it, of course."

  39. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Jack Cummins: After everything he's done for Chelsea, maybe the Abramovich Bridge to show some appreciation.

    John Dykes: I'd love to watch Stoke at the Tony Pulis Stadium, once he retires from football.

    Glenn Sissen: As a Norwich City fan, if Carrow Road was to be renamed it would have to be after Bryan Gunn or Jeremy Goss #ncfc #legends

    After a club in Buenos Aires names its new stadium after Pope Francis, we're asking: Who would you like your club to name its stadium after? Tweet us using the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  40. Birmingham bring in Brek Shea


    Birmingham City

    Birmingham City sign United States international Brek Shea on a three-month loan from Stoke City.

    The 24-year-old winger, who has made five appearances for Stoke since joining in January 2013, will stay at St Andrews until 13 December.

    "I've been chasing Brek for a while and actually wanted to sign him permanently at the start of the season," Birmingham manager Lee Clark tells the club's website. "Given our recent injuries, it made sense to make this loan move, importantly with no recall clause being something that I have stressed all along."

  41. Tottenham 'not in takeover talks'


    Following reports this morning that they were up for sale, Tottenham announce that neither the club or majority shareholder are in any takeover discussions.

    The Mirror says Spurs owner Joe Lewis is ready to sell the club and is looking for £1billion.

    But a Spurs statement reads: "Contrary to recent press speculation, neither the club, nor its majority shareholder, are in any takeover discussions and the focus of the club is fully on delivering the new stadium project."

  42. Mystery surrounds Allam's Hull City statement


    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    hULL cITY

    "Staff at Hull City are in the dark over the content of chairman Assem Allam's statement when he speaks to the media at 14:00 BST.

    "Speculation has ranged from an outright sale to indications he may hand over the chairmanship to son Ehab, who has been the club's acting chief executive since December.

    "Assam will 'reference the future of Hull City Tigers'. His plan to change the club's official name from Hull City AFC to Hull Tigers was blocked by the Football Association in April."

  43. Sussex v Lancashire


    BBC Radio Manchester's Scott Read: "A good morning session for the home side, having resumed with a lead of 21. It took over an hour for a breakthrough as Lancashire were frustrated by Chris Jordan and Ashar Zaidi. Under increasingly gloomy skies, Lancashire will come out and bat under floodlights still very much needing to win this game."

    Match scorecard

  44. Oscar Pistorius verdict

    Live coverage of the verdict in the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has resumed after a break for lunch. The judge has ruled out murder, and you can follow text and video coverage on the BBC News website.

  45. Invictus Games

    Invictus Games

    BBC Radio 1 sports reporter Simon Mundie: "At Invictus Games catching up with Prince Harry. 'Its about them not me' was reason my interview request was denied."

    The Games, for wounded servicemen and women and organised by Prince Harry, will see competitors from 13 countries take part in events over four days at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

  46. Middlesex v Durham


    BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand: "Neil Dexter struck in last over of the morning and Middlesex desperately needed that. The lead had just hit 200. The swing bowlers will be key, especially Tim Murtagh, after lunch."

    Match scorecard

  47. Warwickshire v Northants


    Lizzy Ammon, BBC Sport at Edgbaston: "The huge 360-run partnership between Jonathan Trott and Sam Hain was finally broken when Trott was caught in the deep by James Kettleborough for a fantastic 164.

    "Hain, however, has advanced past a double century and has looked fantastic this morning - driving fluently, cutting well and leaving with the patience of someone beyond his years.

    "Warwickshire have added 105 runs in the morning session, they are 518-4 at Lunch."

    Listen to live Warwickshire v Northants commentary from BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, BBC WM 95.6 and BBC Radio Northampton.

  48. Yorkshire closing in on title


    Yorkshire need 12 more Nottinghamshire wickets in five sessions at Trent Bridge to clinch their first championship title in 13 years.

    Victory will seal the deal with a match to spare, and Yorkshire moved ever closer on another sunny morning as Ryan Sidebottom, Jack Brooks and then Adil Rashid delivered four more successes between them.

    Yorkshire celebrate taking wicket against Nottinghamshire

    Nottinghamshire, needing 383 to avoid the follow-on after the visitors' mammoth 532 for nine declared first innings, continued their slide from a hapless 25-4 at one stage the previous evening to 139 for eight at lunch.

  49. Ambrose back at Ipswich


    Midfielder Darren Ambrose signs for third spell at Ipswich Town after agreeing a contract until January.

    The 30-year-old started his career at Portman Road, playing 38 times between 2001 and 2003.

    After spells with Newcastle and Charlton, he returned on loan in the 2008-09 season and has signed his latest Town deal following his release by Birmingham City in the summer.

  50. Rely on the ref


    Swindon manager Mark Cooper says he wants to use a local referee during training sessions in order to improve his team's discipline.

    Brothers Nathan and Louis Thompson have been shown red cards this season, while Jordan Turnbull and Yaser Kasim have both picked up three yellow cards each.

    "We do need to improve," 45-year-old Cooper tells BBC Wiltshire. "We're looking at bringing in a local referee in, to give us advice in training as to how we approach things."

  51. Spurs fans fear for club's identity


    The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust fears the club's identity risks being severely damaged if the wrong groundshare option is taken for the 2017-18 season.

    Spurs are assessing all alternatives for a temporary home - including Wembley, the Olympic Stadium and Stadium MK - after announcing a delay in the construction of their new stadium.

    "Moving away from the area threatens serious damage to the identity of a club which has always played in north London. We would like greater transparency as to why the option of playing at White Hart Lane, the option which would benefit N17 the most, is apparently now no longer available."

    White Hart Lane
    Image caption: White Hart Lane opened in 1899
  52. England's Wade "OK" after crash

    Rugby Union

    England and Wasps wing Christian Wade is reported to be "OK, just shaken" after he was involved in a car crash this morning and has been cleared to play against Northampton on Sunday. The Wasps club doctor was examining the 23-year-old as a precaution.

  53. Prior & Trott lose central contracts


    Tim Bresnan, Matt Prior and Jonathan Trott have lost their central contracts (along with Graeme Swann, who retired in the middle of the Ashes, and Kevin Pietersen who was told his England career was over earlier this year).

    The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced 12 players have been awarded central contracts for the 2014-2015 period.

    The 12 includes six players who have been awarded 12-month central contracts for the first time: Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes.

  54. Horse racing

    Kingfisher, trained by Aidan O'Brien, was the only withdrawal as 14 horses were declared for Saturday's St Leger at Doncaster, the final British Classic of the flat racing season.

    Derby runner-up Kingston Hill, for Roger Varian, heads the line-up with O'Brien relying on Granddukeoftuscany.

    St Leger runners: Alex My Boy, Forever Now, Granddukeoftuscany, Hartnell, Kings Fete, Kingston Hill, Marzocco, Min Alemarat, Odeon, Romsdal, Scotland, Snow Sky, Somewhat, Windshear

  55. Ex-Premier League player playing for village team


    Former Wales and Fulham winger Simon Davies has signed for a village team and will pay £3 a match to play for the Pembrokeshire club, reports the South Wales Evening Post.

    The 34-year-old has made 303 Premier League appearances during a career with Tottenham, Everton and Fulham has been without a club since leaving the Cottagers in 2013.

    Simon Davies

    Davies was persuaded to join Solva by his brother Chris, who is the team captain.

  56. I wanted to sign Welbeck on loan - Wenger


    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he would not have signed striker Danny Welbeck on transfer deadline day had he been in the country.

    The 23-year-old left boyhood club Manchester United in a £16m switch to the Gunners while Wenger was away in Rome for a charity game.

    Wenger said: "If I'd stayed at home he wouldn't be here now."

  57. Cricket

    Sussex v Lancashire Latest - Lancashire 1st innings (320 all out); Sussex 1st innings (383 for 7)

    BBC Sport's Adrian Harms: "Frustrating first half hour for Lancashire, Jordan and Zaidi both looking largely untroubled have added 69 for the 8th wicket and Sussex now lead by 52

    "Kerrigan might have had Jordan caught at mid on but Chapple seemed not to pick up the ball and the chance went begging."

  58. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Tom Heath: Would love the #saintsfc stadium named after Ted Bates - was President Chairman Manager Player spent 60+ years with the club

    Paul Atkinson: As an Arsenal fan, I think Bergkamp Way or the Thierry Henry Stadium would be fitting for either of those great players

    After a club in Buenos Aires names its new stadium after Pope Francis, we're asking: Who would you like your club to name its stadium after? Tweet us using the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  59. Crofts signs new deal


    Brighton midfielder Andrew Crofts has signed a one-year extension to his contract.

    The 30-year-old, who rejoined the Seagulls in 2012 after a two-year spell with Norwich, will now remain at the Amex Stadium until the summer of 2016. Crofts missed the end of last season with a cruciate ligament injury but has made four appearances so far this term.

    "To get rewarded with the extra year is a massive boost for me," the Wales international tells BBC Sussex.

  60. Players power up lights



    Pele was in attendance at the inauguration of a new technology football pitch in Brazil on Wednesday, where the energy created by players moving about on the pitch powers the floodlights.


    Two hundred energy panels, invented by Briton Laurence Kemball-Cook, were installed under the pitch to capture kinetic energy.

  61. Cleverley not right move - Martinez


    Everton manager Roberto Martinez accepts with hindsight that a failed last-minute deadline day bid for Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley was not the right move.

    "On the last day of the window there are always opportunities that arise and we looked into a couple of those," he said.

    "I felt it was an opportunity for us to maybe to add a player that could bring something different but at the end it wasn't right."

  62. Oscar Pistorius verdict

    The verdict in the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is still ongoing and in the last few minutes Judge Masipa has said that, with regards to the charge of premeditated murder, the evidence is purely circumstantial.

    "The state clearly has not proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty of premeditated murder. There are just not enough facts to support such a finding," says Judge Masipa.

    Follow live coverage of the verdict on the BBC News website.

  63. Club to name stadium after Pope


    Argentine football club San Lorenzo has announced it will name its new stadium after Pope Francis.The pontiff has supported the Buenos Aires-based team since he was a boy.

    Pope Francis holds the Libertadores Cup flanked by members of San Lorenzo football team during his weekly audience on 20 August, 2014 at the Vatican
    Image caption: Pope Francis has been a life-long supporter of San Lorenzo

    Just for fun, who would you like your club to name their stadium after? Tweet us using the hashtag #bbcsportsday or visit the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  64. Zabaleta eases concerns over fitness

    Arsenal v Man City (12:30 BST)

    Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta says he will be "fully fit" for Saturday's Premier League tie with Arsenal.

    Zabaleta limped off during Argentina's 4-2 win over Germany last weekend but said he was improving "each day".

    "I've been doing some running on my own earlier in the week but I'll be fine for the game," he tells the club's official website. "I still have a couple more days before we play and by then I should be fully fit."

  65. Ling secures medal for GB


    Shooter Ed Ling has won Great Britain's first medal at the Shooting World Championships after claiming silver in the Trap.

    The 31-year-old, who qualified for the final one away from equalling the world record of hitting 125 clays, hit 14/15 clays in the final but lost in the Bronze/Silver medal match to Erik Varga. His result also secured one of the first quota places for Team GB at Rio 2016.

    Great Britain's Nathan Hales won bronze in the junior equivalent and then teamed up with Jack Wilkinson and Greg Towell to take silver in the men's junior team trap.

  66. Ball hits golfer on the head


    Play was suspended in the first round of the KLM Open on Thursday when Paraguay's Fabrizio Zanotti was hit on the head by a golf ball.

    Zanotti, who won the BMW International Open earlier this season, was on the 16th fairway when he was injured by a ball struck from the 14th tee.

    The 31-year-old received treatment on the course and was then taken to hospital. Zanotti had started his round from the 10th at Kennemer Golf Club and was level par after six holes when the incident occurred.

  67. Alves as you've never seen him before...


    Dani Alves

    Dani Alves as you have never seen him before. The full-back is in line to make his 300th appearance for Barcelona against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, and to commemorate the moment, he has had a photoshoot with Spanish daily newspaper Mundo Deportivo sitting next to a commemorative shirt. As you do...

  68. Rodgers criticises England over Sturridge


    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has criticised England's handling of Daniel Sturridge after the striker returned to Merseyside injured.

    The 25-year-old is likely to be out for a couple of weeks after he strained a thigh during a training session at St George's Park on Friday.

    "The only disappointment for us was Daniel Sturridge coming back injured as he had started the season very well," Rodgers told Talksport. "We're obviously disappointed because we feel it was an injury which could have been prevented."

  69. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Which deadline day debutant will shine?

    Ahmed: Falcao, highly regarded as one of the best goal scorers in the past five years. We [Man Utd] can't seem to defend so we need to outscore.

    Geoff Naylor: Falcao is a class footballer. The question is; is he the same player after injury? Torres was a yard slower when he returned?

  70. Gutierrez set for key Newcastle talks?


    Jonas Gutierrez

    Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez is set to fly back to England from Argentina to discuss his future with manager Alan Pardew, reports the Newcastle Chronicle.

    The newspaper says that the 31-year-old, who is not in Pardew's plans for the season, wants a sit down with club officials to discuss the final 10 months of his contract.

    Failure to move Gutierrez on could cost owner Mike Ashley £1.6m in wages if he continues to train alone in Argentina.

  71. Tottenham stadium delay


    Former Tottenham defender Gary Mabbutt says Wembley's schedule could make it difficult for the club to make the stadium their home for one season.

    A legal wrangle means they are "highly unlikely" to move into their new stadium as scheduled for 2017-18, meaning they face having to play all their home matches away from White Hart Lane for one campaign.

    Mabbutt tells BBC Five Live: "I think a lot of people are talking about Wembley but it's not quite as easy as just deciding where we 'd like to play. There a lot of due diligence on the schedule of Wembley. They have concerts, they have other sporting events taking place."

  72. Verstappen impresses

    Formula 1

    Toro Rosso teenage driver Max Verstappen has earned lavish praise from all within the team following his first proper day behind the wheel.

    The 16-year-old, announced as a driver for next season by the Faenza-based squad last month, was left embarrassed a few days later when he crashed the car on a demonstration run in his native Rotterdam.

    Verstappen completed 148 laps of the Adria International Raceway in Italy, clocking up just over 395km in a two-year-old car, enough to gain the superlicence.

    Sporting director Steve Nielsen says: "He gave the impression he has been driving a Formula 1 car for quite a while, not like someone on their first day behind the wheel."

  73. Post update

    Two down, plenty more to go. With Everton and Arsenal news conferences over, here is what is still to come: Newcastle (12:30 BST); Swansea (13:00) Tottenham (13:30); Sunderland (13:30); Aston Villa (14:00); West Brom (14:00); Liverpool (14:00); Leicester (14:30); Southampton (15:00).

    There is also a Hull City news conference at 14:00, where the club's chairman Assam Allam is expected to clarify his future at the club.

    After all of that, new Manchester United signings Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind will be speaking to the media for the first time since their deadline day moves at 16:30.

  74. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Which deadline debutant will shine?

    John Scott: Welbeck to score, Falcao to miss a sitter in the last minute only for Zamora to score the winner at the other end.

    Andrew Fitzsimmons: Wellbeck scores on average 1 in 6 falcao is probably the world's best out and out striker...what do you think?

    Taiwo Ipaye: Welbeck already understands the league so he could find it more easier than Falcao.

  75. Arsenal news conference

    Arsenal v Man City (12:45 BST)

    More from Arsene Wenger on new signing Danny Welbeck: "I was happy to take a permanent transfer with Danny Welbeck. When you analyse Welbeck's game, he has the qualities to play down the middle but he is very versatile."

  76. Arsenal news conference

    Arsenal v Man City (12:45 BST)

    Arsene Wenger says Saturday's Premier League game with Manchester City is an opportunity for his team to show they are ready to fight for the Premier League title.

    "Saturday is a good opportunity to show we have grown as a team and we are ready for the fight," said the Frenchman.

    "At home we played very well at 12:45. It's not about the kick-off time, it's about the performance."

  77. Arsenal news conference

    Arsenal v Man City (12:45 BST)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will not reveal whether new signing Danny Welbeck will start against Manchester City on Saturday.

    The England striker, a £16m signing from Manchester United during the transfer window, scored twice for England against Switzerland on Monday night.

    "I cannot tell you if Welbeck will start [against City] but it's a possibility. I have to assess the squad," said the Frenchman. "Danny Welbeck is young and I feel he can improve his career here - he is confident."

  78. Everton news conference

    Finally from Everton boss Roberto Martinez, he says Arouna Kone played 55 minutes in a behind closed doors friendly but did not say when he could return.

  79. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Ross Arnett: Welbeck is a good player, he will do well. But people are saying "Man Utd will regret selling". After one game that is naive.

  80. Arsenal news conference

    Arsenal v Man City (12:45 BST)

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has "a chance" of being fit to face Manchester City on Saturday after coming off injured during Wales' victory over Andorra in midweek.

    "Aaron Ramsey will be assessed today. He has a chance for Saturday," said manager Arsene Wenger.

    Defender Kieran Gibbs, Mikel Arteta and Mesut Ozil are all fit and will be included in the squad.

  81. Everton news conference

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez says Leon Osman picked up a knock in a behind closed doors game recently and will be assessed today ahead of the game against West Brom.

  82. Everton news conference

    Despite Everton's defensive troubles, Roberto Martinez says he was never tempted to strengthen that area on deadline day.

    "I was never tempted to go into the market," he says. "We have centre halves that I couldn't be happier with. We just need that confidence back."

  83. Everton news conference

    Everton have conceded 10 goals in three Premier League games and Roberto Martinez says: "It has been a surprise because we have not lost any players in that back five, they have incredible experience with over 1100 Premier League games between them.

    "It has been one of those situations where everything that could go wrong in our box, has gone wrong. We are aware of what we have to improve, but the margins are very small. It is not about a need for drastic change or revolution."

  84. Everton news conference

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez on this weekend's game against West Brom: "It is a really important game for both teams. [West Brom boss] Alan Irvine is a football gentleman and someone we know really well. We have huge admiration and respect towards him and we wish him well but Saturday is an important game for both teams."

  85. Everton news conference

    Everton had a quiet transfer deadline day, and Roberto Martinez says he was happy to have completed his transfer business early.

    "I was very pleased we had all our business done ahead of deadline day," he says. "We tried to look into a couple of opportunities but they never came off and in reality they were probably not the right ones for us."

  86. Everton news conference

    Roberto Martinez starts by confirming none of the Everton players who were on international duty have returned with injuries.

    "Every player has come back from international games in a good frame of mind. They had good individual experiences," he says.

  87. Everton news conference

    Roberto Martinez

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez loves his early morning news conferences.

    He is due any moment now as he looks ahead to Saturday's game against West Brom, who are managed by former Everton academy boss Alan Irvine.

  88. Get involved

    Danny Welbeck and Radamel Falcao will be just two of a number of deadline day signings hoping to make their debuts this weekend.

    With that in mind, which debutant do you think will make the biggest first-game impact at their new club? Welbeck appears very confident in his goalscoring abilities, but will he outscore Falcao this season?

    Let us know your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, text us on 81111 (UK only) or have your say on the BBC Sport Facebook and Google+ pages.

  89. Post update

    There will be no better time for Danny Welbeck to prove his goalscoring capabilities than this weekend, with Arsenal hosting Manchester City on Saturday.

    Here are this weekend's Premier League fixtures in full:


    Arsenal v Man City (12:45)

    Chelsea v Swansea (15:00)

    Crystal Palace v Burnley (15:00)

    Southampton v Newcastle (15:00)

    Stoke v Leicester (15:00)

    Sunderland v Tottenham (15:00)

    West Brom v Everton (15:00)

    Liverpool v Aston Villa (17:30)


    Man Utd v QPR (16:00)


    Hull v West Ham (20:00)

  90. I can get goals - Welbeck

    Danny Welbeck

    Danny Welbeck is confident he can score plenty of goals for both Arsenal and England if he is given a run of games as an out-and out striker.

    The 23-year-old, who scored both goals in England's 2-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win over Switzerland on Monday, left his boyhood club Manchester United on deadline day to sign for the Gunners.

    "Once I get into the box and get the opportunities I have got faith in my ability," he says. "Before I wasn't getting into the box because I wasn't playing too much as a striker and I had to worry about my defensive work. Once I get the opportunity and a run of games up front I will do my best."

  91. Pardew under pressure?

    Alan Pardew

    Alan Pardew has two games to save his job as Newcastle manager, according to the Daily Express.

    The newspaper says owner Mike Ashley is losing his patience, with the club yet to win a Premier League match this season.

    That could make for a potentially interesting Newcastle news conference, which takes place at 12:30 BST today.

  92. Oscar Pistorius verdict

    The verdict in the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is due today. The 27-year-old double-amputee sprinter, who has won six Paralympic gold medals, faces 25 years in jail if found guilty of premeditated murder.

    He denies intentionally killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, saying he thought there was an intruder.

    Live coverage of the verdict is available on the BBC News website.


    Aside from the stories on the back pages, there are plenty of transfer rumours in today's newspapers, the best of which can be found in the BBC Sport gossip column. Here are three of the best:

    Chelsea have set aside £60m to sign Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, next summer. (Daily Express)

    Meanwhile, Chelsea striker Loic Remy, 27, says he cannot understand Liverpool's decision to pull the plug on his move to Anfield this summer. (Daily Star)

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been told that he is expected to finish no lower than third in the Premier League this season, with no further substantial additions to the squad after this summer's £153.1m outlay. (Independent)

  94. Today's back pages


    The Mirror's back page lead says Tottenham are up for sale, claiming owner Joe Lewis is ready to sell the club. The report says Lewis is looking for £1billion for the North London side.

  95. Today's back pages

    Gary Neville

    The back of the Metro also carries quotes from Gary Neville, this time about Danny Welbeck and how Arsenal have got the striker for a good price.

    Arsene Wenger will be speaking in a news conference at 09:15 BST, where he will likely speak about his deadline day signing Welbeck.

  96. Today's back page

    Daily Star

    The back of the Daily Star leads with quotes from former Manchester United defender Gary Neville, who says the signing of Radamel Falcao "shocked everyone".

    "It is not the way I would expect United to go about their business," says Neville.

  97. Post update


    There is going to be plenty for us to get our teeth into today.

    Everton get the Premier League news conferences rolling at 09:00 BST before Arsene Wenger speaks in Arsenal's news conference 15 minutes later.

    Then, the rest of the day looks like this: Newcastle (12:30); Swansea (13:00) Tottenham (13:30); Sunderland (13:30); Aston Villa (14:00); West Brom (14:00); Liverpool (14:00); Leicester (14:30); Southampton (15:00).

    After all of that, new Manchester United signings Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind will be speaking to the media for the first time since their deadline day moves at 16:30.

    But before all that gets going, let's take a look at what the newspapers are talking about...

  98. Post update

    It's back.

    Radamel Falcao and Danny Welbeck have had a bit of time to settle into their new surroundings, but for deadline day signings in the top leagues around Europe, it is time to get down to business.

    Top-flight domestic football returns this weekend after the international break and in the Premier League, eyes will be fixed on how Falcao and Welbeck get on at Manchester United and Arsenal respectively.

    Today, we will hear the thoughts of 12 Premier League managers, while Falcao will be speaking to the media for the first time.

    It's going to be a busy one.