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  1. Solksjaer 'still in talks'


    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    "Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains in talks with Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman at Dalman's house.

    "The talks have been initiated by Solskjaer and they're likely to end with him leaving his post as Bluebirds manager.

    "For that not to happen, it would take a concerted effort from Dalman to convince Solskjaer to change his mind, which is unlikely.

    "The talks are understood to be amicable. They do not directly involve Cardiff owner Vincent Tan, who is in Malaysia."

  2. County championship close of play


    Chris Rushworth

    BBC Radio Northampton's Chris Egerton at Durham v Northamptonshire:

    "This is the type of day that defines a career and Chris Rushworth's excellent afternoon of seam bowling will do just that for one of England's most underrated cricketers.

    "He exploited heavy cloud cover and seam movement superbly to give Northants their worst day of an awful Championship season.

    "After 83 all out, many would have expected Northants to make a better fist but Rushworth and co did not let them off the hook. Northants now look set for the worst points score in a Division One season, unless they can beat Sussex next week."

  3. Rosler defends McManaman over 'dive'


    Callum McManaman

    Wigan winger Callum McManaman has been unfairly branded as a diver, according to Latics manager Uwe Rosler.

    McManaman was booked for simulation in Tuesday's 0-0 draw at Huddersfield, with Rosler arguing his side were denied a "clear penalty".

    The German told BBC Radio Manchester: "People try to give Callum a reputation.

    "Defenders in the final third clearly have a problem handling him and obviously they try get in the ear of the referee."

  4. County championship close of play


    Eoin Morgan

    BBC London's Kevin Hand at Somerset v Middlesex:

    "Middlesex displayed all the resolve that would have been demanded of them on day three, but a Somerset win remains the most likely outcome.

    "Eoin Morgan and Toby Roland-Jones showed incredible defiance against a ball that was still only 32 overs old this morning and their record eighth-wicket stand for Middlesex against Somerset set the tone for the day.

    "Captain Chris Rogers was aggressive at the start of the follow-on in an attempt to negate the threat of Alfonso Thomas and Peter Trego, but the new ball that becomes available around lunchtime on the final day could be crucial to the visitors' hopes of securing the draw and widening the gap to relegation rivals Lancashire to 19 points."

  5. Arsenal will respond, says Wilshere


    Jack Wilshere applauds the Arsenal fans in Dortmund

    Arsenal's England international midfielder Jack Wilshere says the Gunners will bounce back from last night's 2-0 Champions League defeat in Dortmund and adds: "We have got five more, so we have an opportunity to try and get 15 points and that is what we'll try to do.

    "It hasn't quite clicked for us yet, but we've got a lot of quality players and I'm sure it'll come right."

  6. Lambert extends Villa deal


    Paul Lambert

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has extended his contract at the club.

    The Scot has signed a new deal which will keep him at Villa Park until June 2018.

    On the club's Twitter page, he said:" I'm determined that we continue building the Club to where we all want it to be."

  7. Scots trail at break


    Scotland women are 1-0 down at half-time to Sweden in Gothenburg.

    It's their final World Cup qualifier and the team need a 3-1 to guarantee automatic qualification.

    Follow all the action live here.

  8. Solskjaer 'likely to leave' tonight


    Ole Gunnar Solksjaer

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to leave his post as Cardiff City manager tonight following a run of three defeats in four Championship games, BBC Wales understands.

  9. Premiership salary cap up

    Rugby Union

    Premiership rugby captains

    The Premiership salary cap for next season will rise by £500,000 to £5.5m.

    Clubs will also be able to name a second player whose wages are excluded from the cap, as long as they arrive from outside the Premiership.

    The current basic salary limit stands at £4.76m and will rise to £5.1m, with academy credits increasing from £240,000 to £400,000.

  10. #freaksportinginjuries gallery

    If you missed any of the #freaksportinginjuries we have featured throughout the day, we have put a selection on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Personal favourite has to be Svein Grondalen withdrawing from Norway international duty after colliding with a moose (see 13:52).

    Thank you very much for all your suggestions throughout the day - hope you've enjoyed them too.

  11. McDonald turns down Carlisle


    Neil McDonald

    West Ham assistant boss Neil McDonald has turned down the chance to become Carlisle manager.

    Sam Allardyce's number two was in the frame to replace the sacked Graham Kavanagh at the club where he previously had a spell in charge eight years ago.

    But McDonald has decided to stay at Upton Park leaving the Cumbrians, currently bottom of League Two, looking elsewhere for a new boss.

  12. Get involved

    Thanks for joining in with #freaksportinginjuries throughout today.

    As well as suggesting some notable ones involving the professionals, you've been telling us some of your own tales.

    Alison Lobo: #freaksportinginjuries I fell over playing table tennis at work, dislocated my elbow and ruptured my knee ligaments all in one go

    Michael Wright: #freaksportinginjuries - playing football, I jumped for a header, unchallenged, landed awkwardly, broke my leg in 2 places, plate inserted.

    Sam J. Frampton: #freaksportinginjuries #bbcsportsday I missed a primary school match as I couldn't goalkeep having bitten my fingernails too short.

  13. Scots fall behind early


    Not a great start for Scotland women in Gothenburg.

    Therese Sjogran's sixth-minute header has put Sweden ahead in the World Cup qualifier.

    Follow all the latest here.

  14. Chelsea's Champions League history


    Chelsea celebrate their Champions League triumph
  15. England Women reach double figures


    A hat-trick from Eniola Aluko, plus goals from Karen Carney (2), Lucy Bronze, Toni Duggan (2), Alex Greenwood and Jo Potter gave England Women a 10-0 win over Montenegro in the World Cup 2015 Group Six qualifier in Petrovac. It surpasses the 9-0 win over the same opposition in April.

  16. Manchester City at the Allianz Arena


    James Milner scores City's winner at the Allianz Arena in December

    Manchester City fans will prefer to recall their last Champions League meeting with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in December 2013 when they came from two goals down to end Bayern's record run of 10 consecutive Champions League wins, James Milner scoring the winner in the 62nd minute.

  17. Teenager Miller seals MotoGP deal


    Nineteen-year-old Moto3 rider Jack Miller has signed a contract with Honda to ride in MotoGP next year. It will make him the first rider since Leon Haslam back in 2001 to move from the lowest class in Grand Prix to the premier class, bypassing the intermediate class, which is now Moto2.

  18. Gary's leap of pain


    Gary Lewin

    The sharp-eyed among you will have noticed our next entry in #freaksportinginjuries featured in one of our earlier posts (see 12:21).

    Gary Lewin was the Arsenal physio who rushed to crocked midfielder Steve Morrow's aid after the League Cup Final in 1993.

    Sadly for Gary, he would find himself on a stretcher 21 years later - at the World Cup no less.

    Lewin dislocated his ankle while celebrating Daniel Sturridge's goal for England against Italy in Manaus - an injury which ruled him out of the rest of the tournament.

  19. Reid: Top place needed


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Manchester City manager Peter Reid says it's vital City finish top of their Champions League group.

    Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live earlier, he said: "These groups are so tight this year, if you don't finish in top place, you're going to end up facing one of the big sides in the last 16.

    "It's absolutely vital City go for it this year, as second-place last season saw them come up against Barcelona."

  20. Newton's nightmare


    We told you earlier about Chris Rushworth taking 15 wickets in a day as Durham thrashed Northants. Spare a thought for Northants batsman Rob Newton who was dismissed by Rushworth for a second-ball duck twice in the space of an hour and 18 minutes.

  21. Deakin takes Whitehaven job

    Whitehaven have appointed former Catalan Dragons boss Steve Deakin as their new head coach. Deakin, who was recently released from his role of coach of the Dragons' feeder club in Perpignan to enable him to return to England for family reasons, succeeds Australian Dave Woods, who was not retained at the end of the 2014 Championship season.

  22. Manchester City in the Champions League


    Vincent Kompany and Lionel Messi
  23. Scots hopeful of hosting Euro 2020

    Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan believes the city of Glasgow has combined to produce an "excellent" bid to become one of 13 cities to host matches at Euro 2020; a celebration of the European Championships' 60th anniversary.

    Nineteen national associations have submitted a bid, with Uefa's executive committee set to announce the successful applicants in Geneva on Friday.

  24. Fercu to join Saracens

    Rugby Union

    Saracens have signed Romania international Catalin Fercu. The 28-year-old back will move from Timisoara Saracens at the end of this month. He is the first player to have gained a contract through the Saracens Global Network, an initiative that sees Saracens support eight partner clubs.

  25. Manchester City at the Allianz Arena

    Mario Gomez scores for Bayern Munich against Manchester City in 2011

    Manchester City's first Champions League meeting with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena came in September 2011, when two goals from Mario Gomez condemned Roberto Mancini's team to a 2-0 defeat.

  26. Ukraine World Cup star Gusin dies


    Andriy Gusin, a former Ukraine midfielder who helped his country reach the 2006 World Cup quarter-finals, has died aged 41, the Ukrainian football federation said on Wednesday. According to local reports, Gusin was killed when he fell off a motorbike while riding at a race track near Kiev. He won seven Ukrainian league titles with Dynamo Kiev between 1997 and 2004.

  27. Wiggins, Froome and Armistead picked

    Road Cycling

    Anna Thompson

    BBC Sport

    Bradley Wiggins and Alex Dowsett

    Great Britain have finalised their selections for the Road World Championships in Spain later this month.

    Sir Bradley Wiggins and Alex Dowsett will go head-to-head in the time trial.

    Chris Froome is in the road race team and Lizzie Armitstead leads the women's road team, which also includes mountain biker Alice Last. David Millar will captain the team before retiring from road racing.

  28. Rushworth makes history as Northants crumble


    Chris Rushworth has taken 15 wickets in a day as Durham beat Northants by an innings and 219 runs on day three at Chester-le-Street. After his 9-52 saw Northants all out in their first innings for 83, Rushworth took 6-43 in the second innings as Durham could only muster 90. The 28-year-old is the first Durham player to take 15 wickets in a Championship match.

  29. R&A Women vote


    Women who have made a "significant contribution" to golf will be first in line to join the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, if the club votes in favour of women members.

    The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews will vote on Thursday whether to finally allow women members, 260 years after it was founded, with current members also being asked if they would agree to 15 female members being admitted at once.

  30. Jerome's cabin crush


    Jerome Boateng

    Time for another one of our #freaksportinginjuries and next up is Jerome Boateng and his short-lived career at Manchester City.

    No, it doesn't involve that once much-maligned winter footballing accessory the Snood (remember them?), but an airplane drinks trolley.

    The midfielder was forced to wait a month to make his City debut after he tore a tendon in his left knee on international duty for Germany and then hit it on a trolley on the plane home.

    Let's hope for his sake he's less injury prone for his current club Bayern Munich against City tonight.

  31. County championship tea report


    BBC London's Kevin Hand at Somerset v Middlesex:

    Middlesex's defiance continues at tea on Day Three at Taunton as they're 72-1, still trailing by 228 runs as they follow-on.

    Having resumed this morning in 64-7 they were eventually bowled out for 223 and Somerset would have hoped for a similar start to the hosts' first knock, but have only managed to top England opener Sam Robson so far.

  32. Kedwell has knee surgery


    Danny Kedwell

    Gillingham striker Danny Kedwell has been ruled out for at least three weeks after undergoing a knee operation.

    The injury occurred during their 2-0 defeat of Crewe on 30 August and the former AFC Wimbledon forward has not played since.

    Gills boss Peter Taylor said: "If it goes well it will be three weeks, he'll carry on doing a lot of work."

    Kedwell, 31, has scored four goals in seven appearances for the League One club this season.

  33. Waiting tables and scoring goals


    Adeoye Yusuff

    Dagenham & Redbridge striker Adeoye Yusuff is still working as a waiter despite signing a professional deal with the League Two club last week.

    The 20-year-old returned to his day job at a restaurant shortly after joining the Daggers from non-league Chatham Town and says he will work some of his notice period.

    "From signing I went back and worked until about midnight," he said.

    "The next morning I got the train to Dagenham East, came to the stadium and made my debut. It was just a whirlwind couple of days."

  34. Scots prepare for crucial test


    Scotland women face a crucial World Cup qualifying match in Sweden later.

    The Scots are in Gothenburg needing a 3-1 win or better to finish top of Group Four and secure a spot at the finals in Canada.

    Kick-off is 16:55 BST and the match will be live on BBC Alba with live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  35. Jonathan's gardening gaffe

    Jonathan Davies

    We've had a #freaksportinginjuries suggestion from one of our very own BBC Sport pundits.

    Former Wales rugby union international Jonathan Davies tweeted:@BBCSport put a pitch fork through my left foot while gardening when I was 11 yrs old. Wellington boot full of blood. #childhoodmemories

  36. McGrath and Walton face corruption allegations

    Horse Racing

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC horse racing correspondent

    "Jump jockey Richie McGrath, ex trainer Kate Walton and five other people are facing corruption charges being brought by the British Horseracing Authority.

    "The allegations relate to use of inside information on the likely performance of horses in 57 races for betting purposes.

    "Conviction can result in bans from the sport of up to 10 years."

  37. Jackson injury blow for Wasps

    Rugby Union

    Ruaridh Jackson

    Wasps and Scotland fly-half Ruaridh Jackson could miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in the victory against Northampton on Sunday.

    An MRI scan has revealed an ACL tear and Wasps say he is likely to be out for between six and nine months.

    Director of Rugby Dai Young said: "It's a real blow to lose him after he played so well in pre-season and against Northampton.

    "Our medical team will be monitoring Ruaridh carefully and supporting him through this frustrating period."

  38. Howley would welcome Halfpenny return

    Rugby Union

    Leigh Halfpenny

    Wales assistant coach Rob Howley would welcome British and Irish Lions star Leigh Halfpenny back to Wales if his contract at Toulon is terminated, as reports in France suggest.

    The Wales full-back is yet to feature for the French side after suffering with groin and shoulder injuries and Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal is now questioning whether Halfpenny arrived with the injury.

    Howley is disappointed by the comments made by the Toulon owner but is pleased the likes of Cardiff Blues and Ospreys are interested in signing Halfpenny if he becomes available.

  39. A Question of Sport

    Ice Hockey

    Earlier we asked you to name the seven teams in the NHL that are based in Canada. The answers are: Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets and Vancouver Canucks.

  40. Rushworth haul destroys Northants


    Chris Rushworth

    Durham seamer Chris Rushworth captured 9-52 from 12 overs as Northants were all out for 83. Rushworth, 28, took the first eight wickets to fall before England all-rounder Ben Stokes claimed the ninth.

  41. 5 live Sport

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Tonight's 5 live Sport with Mark Pougatch from 19:00 BST features live commentary of Manchester City's match at Bayern Munich. Alan Green is your commentator, joined by former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson. There will be updates from Chelsea's match against Schalke and former Manchester United and Everton defender Phil Neville is in the studio to provide his analysis.

  42. Mind that moose


    A moose

    This surely has to be up there as the most bizarre yet in our #freaksportinginjuries series?

    Norway defender Svein Grondalen had to withdraw from an international during the 1970s after colliding with a moose while out jogging.

    Disclaimer: The above moose is for illustrative purposes only.

  43. Paul McGinley news conference


    On the absence of Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson from the Wales Open: "I spoke to Graeme. There are reasons why he didn't play: his wife has just had a baby. He's disappointed he's not playing here but he's coming over on Friday. Vic is Vic and he decided to say at a very late stage he would prepare better in France. He's a guy who disappears and then comes out of nowhere and plays well in a tournament. I've no problem with him having an extended period off. I know he's really keyed up for next week."

  44. Paul McGinley news conference


    European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley

    "I'm delighted the guys who have been playing in America have got a week to rest they didn't have it at Medinah [two years ago] and I think we suffered for that. I'm under no illusions, if we don't win the Ryder Cup it won't be because of complacency, we know it's going to be a strongly motivated American team. This is not a case of turning up, this is going to be very difficult . We will be absolutely ready for this."

  45. Paul McGinley news conference


    European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley on the eve of the Wales Open at Celtic Manor: "We're in good shape, we're all very excited. Some players are playing this week, who I am having dinner with tonight along with their caddies, and other guys are preparing across the world."

  46. Get involved

    You've been telling us your #freaksportinginjuries

    Charlie Palmer: Liam Lawrence breaking his leg after tripping over his dog and falling down the stairs #bbcsportsday #freaksportinginjuries

    Doug Waller: #freaksportinginjuries, Michael Stensgaard, former Liverpool Goalkeeper dislocated his shoulder setting up an ironing board

    Ambimbola Sopitan: #freaksportinginjuries it has to be david james pulling a muscle while changing the TV with a remote! @BBCSport

    Keep your suggestions coming in, let us know via #freaksportinginjuries the BBC Sport Facebook page and Google+

  47. Fan arrested in racist abuse investigation


    A Gillingham football fan has been arrested on suspicion of shouting racist abuse at a Peterborough player during Tuesday's League One game at Priestfield.

    A supporter was detained during the game. Gillingham FC said police were called after stewards investigated an allegation of racial abuse. A man in his early 30s was arrested and released on bail until the end of October, Kent Police said.

  48. Brentford tried to 'wind up' Norwich


    Norwich midfielder Alex Tettey has admitted he nearly struck a Brentford player in Tuesday's 3-0 win.

    "It was hard. I came very close to hitting [Alan] McCormack or someone," the 28-year-old told BBC Radio Norfolk. "They were really up for it and had players trying to wind us up, but it was good we kept our cool."

  49. 'Old man' Blatter needs competition


    Richard Conway

    BBC Sport news correspondent

    FA chairman Greg Dyke believes Sepp Blatter should face competition in his bid to be re-elected as Fifa president for a fifth term.

    He said: 'I think he'll probably win. He's not doing the right thing.

    "Sometimes in this world you have to let younger men have their time and I think seeing old men standing at the age of 78 for another four years is a mistake'."

  50. Ashes turning point?


    Glenn McGrath

    Australian bowling powerhouse Glenn McGrath is the latest to feature in our #freaksportinginjuries series.

    The scene - Edgbaston, 4 August 2005. The situation - England are 1-0 down in the 2005 Ashes series.

    What happens next - McGrath steps on a stray cricket ball during a game of touch rugby in the warm-up and is ruled out of the Test Match with a damaged ankle.

    England go on to win the game by two runs and eventually win the series 2-1 to reclaim the Ashes for the first time in 19 years.

  51. Solksjaer in talks with Cardiff officials


    BBC Wales reports that Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is meeting club officials to discuss his future. The club have lost three and drawn the other of their last four Championship games and slipped to 17th in the table.

  52. That's Dr Yarnold to you

    Winter Sports

    Lizzie Yarnold

    It's celebration time again for Olympic skeleton gold medallist Lizzie Yarnold.

    She's been awarded an honorary doctorate by Canterbury Christ Church University.

    Looks like Lizzie's pretty pleased and tweeted: Whoopee!!! Dr Lizzy Yarnold! @CanterburyCCUni

  53. County Championship lunch report


    BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand at Somerset v Middlesex:

    Middlesex have kept Somerset at bay with an extraordinary effort by their eighth-wicket partnership on the third morning.

    Resuming on 64-7 in reply to the hosts' 523-9, the visitors have advanced to 171-7 at the interval with Eoin Morgan on 74 and Toby Roland-Jones on 62.

    It still appears inevitable that relegation-threatened Middlesex will be following on at some point but today's efforts have at least given their batsmen some hope of saving the game.

  54. County Championship lunch report


    Martin Emmerson, BBC Newcastle at Durham v Northants: After a half hour delay for bad light Durham were all out on the third day for 392.

    But thanks to three wickets from Chris Rushworth, they have reduced Northants to 48-3 in the 12 overs of their first innings which were possible before lunch.

    James Middlebrook was caught in the slips for 23. The same fate also befell Kyle Coetzer when on 4. And the wicket which brought about lunch saw James Kettleborough go lbw for 11.

  55. Coleman set for Stanley return?


    John Coleman is set for a second spell as manager of Accrington Stanley, reports BBC Radio Lancashire.

    The 51-year-old will move from League of Ireland Premier Division side Sligo Rovers with his long-time assistant manager Jimmy Bell.

    Coleman spent 13 years with the Lancashrie club between 1999 and 2012 and guided them into the Football League in 2006.

  56. Freedman's belief in Bolton players 'justified'


    Dougie Freedman

    Bolton boss Dougie Freedman has said his faith in his players was vindicated after their first win of the season.

    Joe Mason's second-half hat-trick helped them overcome Rotherham United 3-2 on Tuesday and secure maximum points for the first time in seven matches dating back to April.

    "It is not a relief to see it - it just justifies my belief in the players," Freedman told BBC Radio Manchester.

  57. Boro defender Abella faces lay-off


    Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has said defender Damia Abella could be ruled out with a knee injury he picked up in Tuesday's win at Cardiff City.

    The former Barcelona B and Betis full-back, 32, was withdrawn midway through the second half in Wales.

    "I don't think it's going to be good news about him," Karanka told BBC Tees.

    "We need to wait for the results of a scan, but it's very bad for me because he's an amazing lad and a good player who is helping us."

  58. Dropped at Wembley


    Steve Morrow

    Our latest in the #freaksportinginjuries series should've been a day to remember for all the right reasons for Arsenal's Steve Morrow.

    The Northern Ireland international scored the winning goal in the 1993 league cup final against Sheffield Wednesday.

    But in the post-match celebrations, Tony Adams hoisted Morrow in the air and unfortunately dropped him, breaking Morrow's shoulder.

  59. A Question of Sport

    Ice Hockey

    Today's A Question of Sport teaser is on the subject of ice hockey. Name the seven teams in the NHL that are based in Canada?

    Look out for the answer later on.....

  60. B teams idea 'still a possibility'


    Richard Conway

    BBC Sport news correspondent

    "FA chairman Greg Dyke says his idea to introduce Premier League and Championship B teams into the football pyramid is not off the agenda.

    Speaking earlier at Westminster, he said: 'We're still discussing with the Football League and others about some possibilities about how to introduce B teams. We'll see what happens.

    "B teams in a competitive environment is still a possibility, yes."

  61. Get involved

    Thanks for telling us your own and some notable #freaksportinginjuries from the past.

    Scott McCaffer: Has to be Kirk Broadfoot being injured when an egg he was cooking in the microwave exploded in his face #freaksportinginjuries

    Steve Blackburn: #freaksportinginjuries Andy Booth got injured running up his stairs at home. Pulled a calf muscle! @bbcsport

    David Phillips: Alan Tate's broken leg in an 'out of control' golf buggy prior to the 2011 season stands out! #bbcsportsday #freaksportinginjuries

    Keep the suggestions coming in and look out for some posts featuring a few notable ones.

    Please let us know via #freaksportinginjuries the BBC Sport Facebook page and Google+

  62. Slade to remain Leyton Orient manager


    Russell Slade

    Russell Slade will continue as Leyton Orient manager after holding talks with owner Francesco Becchetti following Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Notts County.

    The 53-year-old is under pressure after a slow start to the League One season.

    "There was a frank and honest exchange and discussion with the president, with a plan to go forward really," Slade told BBC London 94.9.

    "That still involves me at this moment in time. I think communication is going to be key over the coming weeks."

  63. 'Gutless' Telford players facing axe


    AFC Telford United manager Liam Watson says some of his players need to find another club after Tuesday night's 3-2 Conference defeat at Alfreton Town.

    "It was totally gutless. I told one or two in the changing room that they can go," he told BBC Radio Shropshire.

  64. Burger back in Springboks squad

    Rugby Union

    Schalk Burger will rejoin South Africa's squad for their final two games of the Rugby Championship after injuries to flankers Francois Louw and Willem Alberts.

    The 31-year-old, who has 71 caps for the Springboks, returned this season from a three-year international absence because of injury and illness, overcoming bacterial meningitis during surgery for an injury.

  65. Final qualifier for Sampson's side


    England women

    England women will be action later this afternoon when they take on Montenegro in their final World Cup qualifier.

    Mark Sampson's unbeaten side have already qualified for next year's finals in Canada.

    Kick-off in Petrovac is 15:00 and they'll be updates on the BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 Live.

  66. Under-21s face early evening kick-off


    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    England Under-21s will face Croatia in an early evening kick-off for their European Championship play off at Molineux on 8 October.

    The FA did request a later start but due to Uefa regulations the first leg will commence at 17:45 BST.

    Uefa insisted all matches must kick off no later than 18:45 CET in line with other nations, and avoid clashing with senior qualifying fixtures being played elsewhere in Europe that night.

  67. Aftershave mishap


    Santiago Canizares

    We're asking for your #freaksportinginjuries on Sportsday today following Greg Norman's mishap with a chainsaw.

    In 2002, Spanish goalkeeper Santiago Canizares was forced to miss the World Cup after severing a tendon in his right foot.

    The injury was caused by broken glass from........ an aftershave bottle.

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

  68. Manchester City in the Champions League

    Manchester City begin their fourth Champions League campaign tonight with a formidable opening fixture at Bayern Munich. The teams have met in two of those previous three seasons. The honours are even, with both teams winning twice and losing twice.

    City failed to progress beyond the group stages in their first two seasons in the competition but last year finished second to Bayern in Group D before losing to Barcelona in the last 16.

  69. Wenger urges patience with new man Welbeck


    Danny Welbeck misses out for Arsenal in Dortmund

    Manager Arsene Wenger says Arsenal "have to be patient" with new signing Danny Welbeck after he missed a good chance when last night's match in Dortmund was still goalless. "Danny will improve - we don't have to make a problem of that," said Wenger.

  70. Get involved

    Following Greg Norman's mishap with a chainsaw, which mercifully the great Australian golfer is recovering well from, we wondered if you recall some unusual injuries to sports stars over the years. Perhaps you have been injured yourself in an unusual way in sporting action? Please let us know via #freaksportinginjuries, the BBC Sport Facebook page and Google+

  71. Queiroz to stay as Iran coach


    Former Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz has signed a four-year contract extension to stay on as Iran coach until the 2018 World Cup.

  72. Metcalfe named new England chief

    Commonwealth Games

    Ian Metcalfe, chairman of the Professional Game Board of the Rugby Football Union, is to become the new chairman of Commonwealth Games England.

    He succeeds Sir Andrew Foster, who has held the position since 2007 and led the organisation through the games in Delhi in 2010 and Glasgow in 2014.

    Metcalfe played for Sale and Moseley and also toured New Zealand with England in 1985, playing three times on that tour. He also represented the Barbarians four times.

  73. Gutierrez has treatment for cancer


    Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has thanked fans for their support after revealing he is being treated for testicular cancer.

    The 31-year-old had an operation in his native Argentina to remove his left testicle after the discovery of a tumour, and is undergoing chemotherapy.

  74. Roddick to make Albert Hall debut


    Andy Roddick

    Three time Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick is to make his debut at the Statoil Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall in London in December.

    He joins Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski, Mark Philippoussis in the draw from 3-7 December.

    John McEnroe will also be playing exhibition matches with his older contemporaries Mansour Bahrami and Henri Leconte in the doubles.

  75. Valverde to stay with Movistar

    Road Cycling

    Alejandro Valverde has agreed to a new contract with Movistar that will keep the Spanish rider with the team for the next three years. The 34-year-old, who won the Vuelta in 2009, has raced for Movistar during nine of his 12 years as a professional.

  76. Cobb signs Northants deal


    Josh Cobb

    Northants have signed Leicestershire's one-day captain Josh Cobb on a two-year deal.

    Cobb, 24, has the option of a further year at Wantage Road and has scored more than 800 runs in the championship second division this season.

    "Northants have proven that they are a winning limited-overs team and have set clear targets to get back into Division One next year," he said. "I want to be a part of this and after talking to the management, who I know well, I'm convinced it's the right place for me to achieve my goals."

  77. Get involved

    Many thanks for your comments on whether Jose Mourinho could be classed amongst the greatest managers if he were to win the Champions League for a third time.

    Vincenzo Re: Mourinho: Achievements great, methods very poor. His win-at-all-costs approach (as at Porto) usually delivers ugly football.

    Tom: One of but not the absolute best. He didn't build an empire and have sustained success at one club for 20+ seasons.

    Kishan: Bob Paisley won 3 European cups, so no Mourinho would not be the 'greatest'.

    Caolan: Jose is one of the best no doubt about that. He is a tactical genius and has plenty of time to catch up to Sir Alex.

  78. Rio 2016 prices announced


    Rio 2016 Olympics logo

    The organisers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio announce the price range for tickets during the games.

    The cheapest will cost £10.50 and the most expensive about £1,400.

    More than seven million tickets are expected to be sold, but only people living in Brazil are eligible for the first allocation.

    The first international tickets will be awarded next December, though everyone will be able to register for tickets in November.

  79. Billy's bundle of joy


    Billy Horschel's wife gave birth to their first child on Tuesday, two days after his Tour Championship victory in Atlanta. Daughter Skylar Lillian Horschel weighed in at six pounds six ounces.

    The cost of nappies should not be a problem. Horschel won the season-ending event at East Lake to take the FedEx Cup title and the $10m bonus. He also won the BMW Championship the previous week in Colorado.

  80. Canaries flying high


    Cameron Jerome

    Two goals from Cameron Jerome helped Norwich to a 3-0 win at Brentford to move the Canaries to the top of the Championship.

    Elsewhere, a 1-0 win for Watford keeps them a point behind in second place.

    There was also a second successive win for Leeds United caretaker-manager Neil Redfearn as his side won 3-1 at Bournemouth.

  81. Johnson delayed by rib injury


    Mitchell Johnson

    Cricket Australia reveal key fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will not immediately join the Kings XI Punjab in India at the Champions League Twenty20 because of a rib injury.

    Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: "Mitch had some rib pain during the recent ODI tour of Zimbabwe. Since returning to Australia, he has had some scans that have confirmed some irritation of the tip of the rib.

    "As such he has had a break from bowling since returning to Australia and having regular treatment to resolve the problem. He has not fully recovered as yet and will be reviewed over the next week."

  82. Cook hopes to stay as one-day captain


    You may have seen at the top of that Mail back page an exclusive interview with England captain Alastair Cook, who says of the calls for a change of one-day captain: "I'm hoping to carry on. Of course I'd be devastated if I stop now but if they think it's the right decision for English cricket for me to go as one-day captain I'd have to accept it."

  83. UK back pages


    Daily Mail back page

    Martin Samuel in the Daily Mail is as scathing as any of Arsenal's defeat in Dortmund, and questioned their right to be seeded amongst the leading teams: "Arsenal are about as close to being among the top eight teams in Europe as Borussia Dortmund's mighty and magnificent Westfalenstadion is to a wet Wednesday at Gresty Road, Crewe.

    "They were outclassed in Germany, outplayed, at times torn apart, reduced to an imitation of a team that Uefa blithely placed in Pot 1 when the draw was made earlier this month. Arsenal have no business sitting beside the champions of Europe and the Goliaths of the strongest European leagues right now."

  84. Peterson suspended by Vikings

    American Football

    Adrian Peterson

    Minnesota Vikings announce running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities. The 29-year-old was indicted last week in Montgomery County, Texas, on a count of reckless or negligent injury to a child, after he reportedly used a switch, or a tree branch, to discipline his son.

  85. Get involved

    Chelsea host Schalke in the Champions League tonight with manager Jose Mourinho seeking a third successful campaign in Europe's elite club competition. Having won with Porto and Inter Milan, if the 51-year-old Portuguese triumphed with Chelsea would he be considered amongst the greatest managers of all time? Who do you think ranks in that category?

    Please send in your thoughts to #bbcsportsday and the BBC Sport Facebook and Google+ pages.

    Lewis Powell: Mourinho is a genius, tactically a master, but to be the best ever you need a trophy list as long as sir Alex.

    John McEnerney: A 3rd CL would certainly put Mourinho up there but he'd still be behind Paisley, Clough, & Pep (might win his 3rd this year).

  86. Hughes replaces injured Clarke


    Top-order batsman Phil Hughes replaces Michael Clarke in the Australia squad for next month's one-day international series against Pakistan after the captain was ruled out by a hamstring injury.

  87. UK back pages


    Daily Telegraph back page

    Chris Bascome writes of Gerrard in the Daily Telegraph: "In the context of an extraordinary return to the elite group on a typically stirring Merseyside evening, the Liverpool captain might come to consider his winner one of the most important of the current era of Anfield regeneration."

  88. We have a lot to learn, admits Gerrard


    Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard admits his team were far from their best at Anfield last night, saying: "We did OK but it wasn't better than OK. There's a lot to learn."

  89. Gerrard on the spot for Liverpool


    Steven Gerrard scores the winning penalty

    Steven Gerrard was yet again the hero for Liverpool last night, with a stoppage-time penalty winner as the Reds marked their return to Champions League football with victory over Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad.

    Gerrard is Liverpool's record goalscorer in Europe with 40 goals in all competitions, and is also the club's most prolific penalty taker, with his effort against Ludogorets his 44th successful conversion.

  90. Sportsday highlights


    There is plenty available for you by clicking the highlights tab on your Sportsday page. There are clips from Liverpool and Arsenal fans, plus interviews with Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

  91. Hartson slams Gunners performance


    Former Arsenal striker John Hartson, the BBC Radio 5 live summariser in Dortmund, said of his former team: "They could have conceded five or six. Without overreacting, it was a really woeful defensive performance from Arsenal."

  92. UK back pages


    Sun back page

    Let's have a look what the papers made of last night's action, and Mark Irwin of The Sun does not hold back with his criticism of Arsenal as he writes: "No team has failed to deliver on the big European stage with such predictable regularity as the Gunners." (subscription required)

  93. Post update

    Hello and welcome along to another Sportsday from sunny Salford Quays. Mixed fortunes for English teams last night in the Champions League, Liverpool grinding out a late winner from the penalty spot and Arsenal suffering a disappointing 2-0 defeat in Dortmund.

    Plenty of reaction to come, and we look ahead to tonight's matches as Manchester City face Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena and Chelsea host Schalke.