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  1. Post update

    That is all from Sportsday Live for today. We will be back tomorrow from 08:00 BST with all the breaking sports news, reaction and your views.

  2. Football

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady says the club would probably refuse permission if Tottenham Hotspur sought to play at the Olympic Stadium.

    Spurs are seeking a ground-share for one season while White Hart Lane is redeveloped, but the Hammers are unlikely to help out.

    "In reality they probably could - but only with our permission," she replied when asked if another club might play matches at the Stratford venue after West Ham move there for the 2016-17 season.

    "No-one has asked us for our permission and if they did we would probably say no, depending on who it is - if you get my drift."

  3. Trinder has shoulder surgery

    Rugby Union

    Gloucester's Henry Trinder

    Gloucester have confirmed centre Henry Trinder has undergone surgery on his injured shoulder, and will be out for an unspecified length of time.

    The 25-year-old England Saxons player started the first two games of the Premiership season but was forced off the field in the win over Sale on 13 September.

  4. Takeover 'saved Reading' - Madejski


    Reading co-chairman Sir John Madejski has described the club's new Thai owners as "decent, straightforward" people.

    Asked by BBC South Today whether he felt they had saved the Championship club, he said: "In many ways I'd say they have."

    He added: "There were other parties interested, but these are the ones I favoured because when you're choosing new owners of a treasured club like Reading you have to be incredibly careful."

  5. Scrum-half Phibbs re-signs for Exeter

    Rugby Union

    Pat Phibbs

    Australian scrum-half Pat Phibbs has agreed a short-term contract with Premiership side Exeter, two years after leaving the Chiefs for Leicester Tigers.

    The 32-year-old will act as cover for injured duo Dave Lewis and Haydn Thomas.

  6. Bolt targets sub-19 200m


    Jamaican six-time Olympic gold-medal winner Usain Bolt believes he can lower both his 100m and 200m world records, with a sub-19 second time possible for the longer distance.

    Bolt set his 100m and 200m marks at the World Championships in Berlin in 2009 with times of 9.58 seconds and 19.19 seconds respectively.

    "The possibility of me going faster is there but it's for me to stay injury-free," he told Al Jazeera.

    "I think everybody wants to see the 100m go but the 200m is for me.

    "One of my biggest goals is to try to run sub-19, pushing the barrier a little bit will be great for me."

  7. Hull KR release half-back Keating

    Rugby League

    Kris Keating

    Hull KR have released half-back Kris Keating after one season at the club.

    The 25-year-old joined the Robins from Canterbury Bulldogs on a three-year deal last August but failed to settle in England.

  8. Ryder Cup


    American Ryder Cup players Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson

    American team member Bubba Watson: "I'm not worried about two years ago, I have lost lots of golf tournaments, I have only won a few. I'm motivated by the fact it is golf, whether it is playing with your friends or the members, you just want to win.

    "Webb Simpson and I believe in the same things off the course and our friendship is based on that. Our personalities off the course are similar. Webb gets a little nervous, so I can put my arm around him."

  9. Roeder advising Tan - report


    Former West Ham boss Glenn Roeder is advising Cardiff owner Vincent Tan in his hunt for the Bluebirds' next manager, according to Wales Online.

    Roeder, 58, recommended Leyton Orient Russell Slade to Tan, they report.

    Roeder would reportedly by interested in becoming director of football at Cardiff, but is not keen on a return to front-line management.

  10. Pakistan quartet's fitness fines


    Shahid Afridi

    Four Pakistan cricketers have been docked part of their salaries for a lack of fitness.

    Shahid Afridi (pictured), Umar Akmal, Abdul Rehman and Hasan Reza have been fined 25% of their monthly salaries, the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed.

    Pakistan face Australia in a series of one-day internationals and two Test matches in the United Arab Emirates next month.

  11. Crewe set to sign Swansea's Tate


    Alan Tate

    Crewe Alexandra are closing in on signing Swansea defender Alan Tate on loan, reports BBC Radio Stoke.

    The 32-year-old centre-back has made 340 appearances for the Swans, but has not played for the Premier League side since September 2012.

  12. Furyk relishing 'away game'


    American Ryder Cup team member Jim Furyk

    American Jim Furyk: "Chemistry is extremely important, not just how the players mix together as a 12 but also, more importantly perhaps, how they play together.

    "I'm sure Tom will do a wonderful job and provide the players with the best chance of dong well.

    "The crowd is the same at every Ryder Cup; you expect it to be loud, rowdy and boisterous. It is fun when you have the majority cheering for you, but an away match isn't a bad thing.

    "It tests your 'moxy' and gives you a bit of a chip on your shoulder."

  13. Ryder Cup


    Rory McIlroy

    Darren Clarke would make an ideal Ryder Cup captain according to fellow Northern Irishman and Europe's star player Rory McIlroy.

    Clarke was a vice-captain for the European triumphs in 2010 and 2012 but is not involved with Paul McGinley's team at Gleneagles this week. He promoted Colin Montgomerie's bid for the 2014 captaincy before McGinley beat the Scot to the post.

    "There would be no better candidate from the European side," said McIlroy.

    "He is absolutely loved over there. He would be just as well received in the United States as probably the United States captain."

    The 2016 Ryder Cup is to be staged at Hazeltine in Minnesota.

  14. Tottenham team news


    Andros Townsend

    Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says Andros Townsend is fit and ready for selection ahead of their League Cup third round clash with Nottingham Forest.

    "Andros is fully fit and maybe has an opportunity to play," he said.

    "Everyone else is okay, the squad is fit."

    Long-term absentee Kyle Walker remains sidelined after recovering from surgery.

  15. Christie leads GB squad

    Elise Christie

    Winter Olympians Elise Christie and Charlotte Gilmartin, along with Jack Whelbourne, Jon Eley and Richard Shoebridge have all been named in the GB short track skating squad for the upcoming World Cup season following national trials.

    The men will be joined by Josh Cheetham, Paul Stanley and a new addition in Billy Simms who finished fourth in the Open Selection. The squad will travel to Salt Lake City for the opening World Cup from 7-9 November.

  16. Wiggins in confident mood

    Road Cycling

    Sir Bradley Wiggins

    Sir Bradley Wiggins says his form is "better than ever" ahead of tomorrow's individual time trial at the road cycling world championship.

    The former Tour de France winner told BBC Sport the course in Spain suits him more than Germany's three-time world champion Tony Martin.

    Wiggins also says he will aim to break the world hour record on the track next June.

  17. County championship tea time


    BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson atWarwickshire v Durham: "Durham recovered from their torrid morning to eventually make a batting point, but only just, and that was thanks to some grit and determination from Ryan Pringle who made 63 not out in only his second first class match.

    "Importantly he put on partnerships past the 30s for all but one of Durham's last five wickets as they were eventually all out for 201, having been 43-5 in the first hour.

    "Michael Richardson made 42 before becoming Keith Barker's fifth wicket of the day and in his 10th over too.

    "Warwickshire have only recorded five five-fors this season and three of them have been against Durham, two of them belonging to Barker.

    "He has taken 36 wickets against Durham in just two seasons."

  18. Downing central to Allardyce's plans

    Stewart Downing

    West Ham midfielder Stewart Downing says that he is revelling in the central role he has been given by manager Sam Allardyce.

    "I'm enjoying it more, the manager wants me to be more involved," he said.

    "If you're under the cosh sometimes and you're on the wing you tend to do a lot of running without seeing the ball."

  19. A Question of Sport


    Here's the #QSTeaser answer to the earlier question: Which 10 teams have won the League Cup since 2000?

    Birmingham, Blackburn, Chelsea, Leicester, Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Middlesbrough, Spurs and Swansea.

  20. North London rivalries

    Arsenal fan with Harry Kane and Andros Townsend

    An Arsenal fan landed the first of the pre-match barbs ahead of Saturday's north London derby by getting Tottenham's Andros Townsend and Harry Kane to pose while he commemorated the Gunners' two recent 5-2 wins in the fixture.

    Twitter user JB posted the picture after attending a promotional event.

    Arsenal beat Tottenham 5-2 at the Emirates in February and November 2012 and won last season's home league fixture 1-0.

  21. County championship tea time round-up


    Jesse Ryder

    Elsewhere around the grounds at tea time - the promotion battle in Division Two continues to take shape.

    At Chelmsford, Essex are 82-2 in reply to Worcestershire's 84 all out. Jesse Ryder earlier took 5-24 with the ball.

    Meanwhile Hampshire, who hold an eight-point advantage in second place, are 233-5 against Glamorgan at Cardiff.

    James Vince is unbeaten on 114.

  22. County championship tea time update


    BBC Radio Sussex's Adrian Harms at Northamptonshire v Sussex: "Almost the perfect session for Sussex who at 172-4 looked to be batting themselves into a commanding position

    "However, first Mike Yardy for 56 and then three balls later Luke Wells for 81 were dismissed leaving the visitors 192-6 at tea.

    "Olly Stone has bowled well for Northants, getting extra bounce from the pitch, something that Steve Magoffin will be keen to exploit when Sussex bowl."

  23. Morrison set for three-month Cardiff loan

    West Ham's Ravel Morrison

    West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison tweets that he has agreed a three-month loan with Cardiff.

    "Happy to get a 3 month loan @CardiffCityFC time to start playing some football again," he wrote.

    He added in another tweet about West Ham, which he later deleted: "I got no ratings off people in the club not the club it's self (sic) just people in it."

    Neither club has confirmed the deal as yet.

  24. County championship tea time update


    Dawid Malan dismissed by Luke Proctor

    BBC London's Kevin Handat Lancashire v Middlesex:

    "Middlesex are in serious trouble at tea on Day One of the relegation decider at Old Trafford.

    "The visitors are 137-7, having won the toss, and Lancashire have already returned two bowling points.

    "The hosts need to win the match and better their rivals bonus points return by at least three to swap places with them in the table and secure their place in Division One."

  25. Netherlands play-off for Scotland


    Scotland have been drawn against the Netherlands in the play-off semi-final for the final European qualifying place for next year's Fifa Women's World Cup.

    If Anna Signeul's team triumph in their two-legged semi, they will face the winners of Italy's tie against Ukraine over two legs.

    Scotland are at home for the first leg against the Dutch on 25 or 26 October.

  26. Liverpool stadium expansion


    Anfield expansion design

    Liverpool have released more details on their proposed expansion of Anfield.

    Construction work on the proposed Main Stand is expected to begin early next year and be complete in time for the 2016-17 season.

    Matches will continue to be played at Anfield during the construction work.

    Read the full story here.

  27. One week in rugby league's play-offs

    Rugby League

    Jordan Meads

    The domestic rugby league season is approaching its climax, with the play-offs now well under way in all three divisions in England.

    Jordan Meads, who plays for Championship One side Gateshead Thunder, has kept a diary for BBC Sport, detailing every training session, TV appearance and high-protein meal that is required to prepare for a play-off match.

  28. Get involved

    Ceefax Premier League table

    Some more #MyCeefaxMemories here as we mark the text service's 40th birthday:

    Lord Meowington: Sept 2007- finding out via ceefax that Jose Mourinho had left Chelsea. Left me sat on the end of my bed in utter silence #myceefaxmemories

    Neil Watts: I remember tuning in to Ceefax to find Villa had signed David James. Didn't know whether to laugh or cry. #MyCeefaxMemories

    Don't forget - You can still send in your 80-word Ceefax match reports.

  29. Hammers 'aiming for top six'


    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    Karren Brady

    West Ham will aim to be a top six Premier League side after they move to the Olympic Stadium, according to club vice-chairman Karren Brady.

    The Hammers will leave their Boleyn Ground home to play at the Stratford venue for the 2016-17 season.

    "Our vision has always been to be a top six club regularly competing in European competition," she said.

    "The stadium will give us one of the best supporter arenas in the world."

  30. Hammers outline Olympic vision


    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    London Olympic Stadium

    West Ham are outlining more details about their move to the Olympic Stadium for the 2016-17 season.

    The Hammers are launching Club London, a hospitality scheme that will cater for 3,700 spectators at the 54,000-capacity stadium.

    Work on installing a "cutting-edge transparent roof" will start at the Stratford venue in October.

    The club hope turnstiles, catering and toilet facilities will be completed by the summer of 2015.

  31. Rosler wants refereeing consistency


    Uwe Rosler

    Wigan manager Uwe Rosler has called for refereeing consistency after Monday's Championship defeat by Ipswich.

    "You witnessed yesterday Premier League games and seeing what sort of yellow cards they are giving and you see what is not given today," Rosler told BBC Radio Manchester.

    "You are sometimes watching two different sports and that should not be the case."

  32. Ryder Cup

    Victor Dubuisson

    Europe's Ryder Cup rookie Victor Dubuisson insists that the image that some have of him as an aloof enigma is wrong.

    "Honestly, you can ask the other players. I'm a very funny and cool guy," said the 24-year-old Frenchman.

    "I'm not shy, it's just I prefer to be quiet and humble than the opposite."

    Duibuisson won the Turkish Airlines Open in November before finishing second at the WGC Match Play Championship in Arizona in February.

  33. Anfield extension granted planning permission


    Liverpool's proposed extension of Anfield, raising the capacity to 58,800, has been given planning permission by the city council.

    A motion to defer the decision because of concerns over transport for the extra fans was voted down five to one.

  34. Bolton complete loan deal for Villa's Herd


    Bolton Wanderers complete the loan signing of Aston Villa midfielder Chris Herd until 8 November.

    The Australia international, 25, is eligible to face Chelsea in the League Cup on Wednesday.

  35. Leicester hooker Youngs to miss three months

    Rugby Union

    Leicester's Tom Youngs

    Leicester Tigers hooker Tom Youngs will miss England's Autumn Tests after being ruled out for three months with a shoulder injury, reports BBC Radio Leicester.

    The England international was injured during Saturday's 45-0 defeat at Bath in the Premiership.

    The 27-year-old will miss the matches against New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Samoa.

  36. Pellegrini coy on Barkley speculation

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini offers a straight bat to reports linking the Premier League champions with a £30m bid for Everton playmaker Ross Barkley.

    "I think for the moment I will give you the same answer as ever - we don't talk about rumours," Pellegrini said.

    "We are not trying to add anyone to the squad at this moment and we have important restrictions on the amount of money we can spend."

  37. Chelsea 'believe rather than hope' this season

    Chelsea first-team coach Steve Holland says that the team's psychology has changed and that belief has replaced hope for the Blues.

    "Last season we hoped and this season we believe. We feel the team has progressed physically, mentally and tactically," he said.

    He adds that the Chelsea team will be rotated for Wednesday's League Cup meeting with Bolton, but that Brazilian Ramires will definitely miss out with an abductor problem.

  38. Suarez set for friendly run-out

    Luis Suarez playing for Barcelona

    Luis Suarez will play for Barcelona's B team friendly against an Indonesia youth team on Wednesday, says manager Luis Enrique.

    The 27-year-old former Liverpool striker is banned from competitive action until late October, but is now allowed to train and play in friendlies after the terms of his four-month suspension were relaxed.

  39. #QSTeaser

    Today's Question of Sport Teaser from @QuestionofSport comes ahead of tonight's games in the League Cup, and asks which 10 teams have won the tournament since 2000?

    Best guesses via #QSTeaser on Twitter and we will have the answer for you later this afternoon.

  40. Rory's looking flash

    Rory McIlroy chipping practice

    Chief sports writer Tom Fordyce tweets this picture from out on the course at Gleneagles: "A little chipping practice for Rory on the 6th. Tartan troosers to tickle the traditionalists."

  41. Ryder Cup

    Tom Watson

    United States captain Tom Watson: "I don't want to make too much of targets but there are obviously some. In our team I think that Bubba is one because he can really get it going and make it happen. I hope that the European team is thinking that each one of us is a target though.

    "For Europe, Rory McIlroy is the world number one and we would like to see him on the losing end of a match.

    "It is still 12 against 12 though. If you knock off the big dog it gives the team a boost, but you have to win as a team.

    "Partnerships are not rocket science. There are certain players who meld very well together and it will be those combinations that we are likely to start with.

    "But that can change as the match goes on. I'll want to use the horses who are running strong and I'm sure that Paul will be the same."

  42. County championship lunchtime score


    BBC Radio Northampton's Chris Egertonat Northamptonshire v Sussex:

    "Northamptonshire have had the better of the morning's play in the final week of a season they will be glad to see the back of.

    "Having been easily beaten by Durham last week, they've shown much more obvious commitment with Mohammed Azharullah picking up two wickets in the first three overs, including the in-form Ed Joyce for 0.

    "Off-spinner James Middlebrook - whose release from the club was announced this morning - was brought on inside the first hour and removed Craig Cachopa with one that kept low.

    "Azharullah returned before the interval to induce Luke Wright into an ill-advised cut, which was snaffled by Adam Rossington behind the stumps.

    "One other note - Peter Willey and George Sharp are umpiring in what could be their last game on the first-class list, unless their legal challenge to the ECB's ban on over-65s is successful."

  43. City deny Lampard decision


    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini denies that any extension has been agreed to Frank Lampard's loan deal from New York FC.

    "In January we will see what is happening and we will make a decision then," he said.

    The Chilean confirms that although they will miss the League Cup clash against Sheffield Wednesday through injury, both David Silva and Sergio Aguero will be fit for Saturday's visit to Hull.

  44. County championship lunchtime score


    Chris Rogers

    BBC London's Kevin Handat Lancashire v Middlesex:

    "It's been a very even morning but Middlesex need a sizeable partnership soon to back up their decision to bat first.

    "The visitors have reached lunch on 86-3, having lost three key batsmen including their prolific captain Chris Rogers.

    "Second-bottom Lancashire, who need a win if they're to stand any chance of sending Middlesex down in their place, will know a couple of quick wickets after the interval will put them on top in this innings."

  45. County championship lunchtime score


    Keith Barker

    BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Warwickshire v Durham: "Durham chose to bat on a sunny morning here and on a track which looked decent - but as is so often the way they were Keith Barker-ed.

    "He helped himself to four wickets inside his first 6.3 overs as Durham were left reeling on 43-5 inside the first hour.

    "He now has 36 wickets against them in the last two years.

    "But Durham reached lunch without further loss, thanks to 36 not out from Michael Richardson and four not out from Gareth Breese, who is playing in his final game for the visitors.

    "At lunch Durham are 66-5 after 30 overs."

  46. Ryder Cup

    Rob Hodgetts

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson

    "Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson and Victor Dubuisson set off down the short par-four first under cloudy skies in Europe's final practice trio on Tuesday.

    "The three musketeers - Frenchman Dubuisson is nicknamed D'Artagnan - clad in dark green tartan strides and plain jumpers, stroll off the tee together with nods and grins to the gallery, who are busy warming up their vocal chords with tentative shouts of 'C'mon, lads'.

    "Vice-captain Miguel Angel Jimenez wanders along with them. It's a quiet, workmanlike atmosphere as the players feel their way into the week.

    "'There's no competitive element to today,' says captain McGinley in his lunchtime news conference. 'Just a chance for the guys to get out there.'"

  47. Lampard to extend City loan - report

    Sky Sports News report that Frank Lampard's loan from New York FC to Manchester City has been extended to early February, meaning he will be available for City's visit to his former side Chelsea on 31 January.

    Lampard, 36, was originally set to return to the United States in January.

  48. Get involved

    Ceefax sort page

    Here's some more #MyCeefaxMemories

    Matt Donnelly: #myceefaxmemories checking the gossip column everyday before school whilst eating breakfast I still remember the number 338

    Stu Teare: The Twitter of its time! Pages 302,340,370 in that order religiously before school and straight after school. #MyCeefaxMemories

    Don't forget to have a go at writing your own Ceefax match report.

  49. Ryder Cup

    Tom Fordyce

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    Jimmy Walker at Gleneagles

    "Both teams out practising on a benign if grey day on the Centenary course, with the European grouping of McIlroy, Garcia and Kaymer drawing the early crowds. The hill between the third green and eighth becoming a prized vantage point - swing the head left to watch the world number one roll in putts from distance, swing it right to see Bubba chipping from the fringe."

  50. Ryder Cup

    Europe captain Paul McGinley on former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who will speak to his team ahead of the start of the matches: "He is a guy who I played with at pro-am about 15 years and when I became captain I asked if he would do it.

    "He said he would, but asked that we keep it quiet. But then him walking around with [Europe's director of communications] Gordon Simpson is not keeping it quiet! The players don't know yet, though, and we want to keep it a surprise.

    "Although I am not a Manchester United fan I always loved the way his teams played. The more I met him the more it seemed a natural fit.

    "We have met a number of times over the last few months for lunch. He has asked me a lot of questions, he is a big fan of golf, but not everyone who will be in the room is a Manchester United fan so it should be interesting.

    "I wouldn't base too much around today's practice because the three-balls today are partly based around the fact that some of the guys are doing media."

  51. Pujara in rare dismissal


    Cheteshwar Pujara

    India Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has been given out "handled the ball" on the opening morning of Derbyshire's County Championship Division Two game against Leicestershire at Derby.

    His dismissal in the 20th over left Derbyshire on 62-3, having been put in by their East Midlands neighbours.

    The last instance of a player being given out handled the ball in England was Karl Krikken, playing for Derbyshire against India on the same ground in 1996.

  52. Santos new Portugal man


    Fernando Santos

    Fernando Santos has been named the new coach of Portugal.

    The former Greece coach succeeds Paulo Bento, who left the job following a shock 1-0 defeat against Albania in their opening European Championship qualifier.

  53. Get Involved

    Your suggestions for Dan Walker's Tuesday Team News games have been coming in thick and fast on Twitter. This week he is compiling a Ryder Cup XI and you can make your puntastic nominations via #RyderCupXI and #TTN.

    I'd Radebe Leeds: Paulo Hole-in-wanchope

    Robert Spencer: Carlos Valderamma

    Chris McKenna: Moussa Dembelly-Putter

  54. Boxer Wilson "out of coma" after surgery


    Jerome Wilson

    British boxer Jerome Wilson is out of the medically-induced coma he was placed in after undergoing an operation on his brain last week.

    Welterweight Wilson, 29, was knocked out in his defeat by Serge Ambomo on Friday, 12 September and suffered a head injury which required surgery.

    Promoter Dave Coldwell told BBC Radio Sheffield: "He's made unbelievable progress these last three or four days. He is out of the coma and each day he seems to be getting stronger. It's all about rehab now and he can't quite move or speak at the moment but he is aware of what people are saying to him."

  55. D-day on Anfield expansion plans

    Today is d-day for Liverpool's plans to extend Anfield with the city's council planning committee taking a look at the site before voting on the proposals.

    The Liverpool Echo is running a live blog of the day's developments while BBC Radio Merseyside's Alex Dibble is relaying events on Twitter.

  56. Real Madrid top European spending table

    The CIES football observatory, a research group that crunches the game's big numbers, has looked at spending on transfer fees over the last seven summer transfer windows.

    The biggest-spending side across Europe's top five leagues were Spanish giants Real Madrid, who clocked up a total of 750m euros (£590m).

    They were closely followed by Manchester City on £733m euros (£577m) with Barcelona third on 611m euros (£480m).

    Liverpool (fourth on £366m), Chelsea (fifth on £339m) and Manchester United (sixth on £334m) fill the next three places.

    This summer the Premier League accounted for 44.7% of transfer expenditure across the top five European leagues - a larger share than in any of the previous six years.

  57. 'Baffled' by United spending


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Jim O'Neill, the man who tried to buy Manchester United before the Glazers' takeover, has told BBC Radio 5 Live he's stunned at the club's current transfer spending.

    Speaking to Wake Up To Money, the former Goldman Sachs boss said: "I'm as baffled as the next person as to how you can spend nothing for seven-and-a-half years and then suddenly rush out and spend considerable amounts of money on more strikers.

    "It seems to be an interesting experiment."

  58. Head injury proposal


    Alvaro Pereira

    Fifa will submit a proposal to its executive committee to bring in new measures to deal with head injuries.

    Michel D'Hooghe, the head of Fifa's medical committee, outlined the plans earlier this month.

    They included a referee being able to stop a game for three minutes in order for a team doctor to carry out an on-pitch assessment.

    The doctor will also decide if a player can continue to play.

  59. Diaby to make Gunners return

    Abou Diaby playing for Arsenal

    16 March 2013. Over a year and a half ago.

    That was the last time Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby appeared in a competitive game for the Gunners. The lesser-spotted Frenchman will however make his return against Southampton tonight.

    For that and the rest of tonight's team news, check the League Cup index.

  60. Get involved

    Time for some more #MyCeefaxMemories

    Tom: Checking the scores, seeing another page appear. That meant goals! Kept ceefax on for 90mins most Saturdays. #myceefaxmemories

    Stephen: Football scores! I seemed to always just miss my teams score and had to wait for it to cycle around. Page 6/9 #myceefaxmemories

    Keep them coming in and take a look at our picture gallery on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  61. Gregory signs new Somerset deal


    Lewis Gregory

    All-rounder Lewis Gregory signs a contract extension with Division One side Somerset until 2016.

    The 22-year-old has scored 296 runs in the County Championship this term, while also taking 43 wickets - including a career-best 11-122 against Northants in July.

    Fellow academy graduates Alex Barrow and James Regan have also been handed deals, along with spinner Max Waller and ex-Middlesex all-rounder Josh Davey.

  62. Ipswich make it three in three


    There was one game in the Championship last night and it saw a 2-1 win for Ipswich at Wigan.

    Goals from Luke Hyam and former Wigan striker Conor Sammon gave the visitors a 2-0 lead before Martyn Waghorn's goal with eight minutes remaining.

    Oriol Riera almost snatched a share of the points when his shot thumped the post.

  63. Get Involved

    We've teamed up with Football Focus presenter Dan Walker to give you the chance to join in with his popular Tuesday Team News Twitter game.

    Today's team is a #RyderCupXI so for example Chris Glen-Eagles would be perfect, albeit not too creative.

    All you need to do is come up with a famous player that fits the bill and tweet #RyderCupXI and #TTN in your reply.


  64. Ryder Cup

    Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell at Ryder Cup 2012

    Europe's Graeme McDowell on his relationship with Rory McIlroy: "The older brother, younger brother thing that we had is not the same any more. He is a four-time major winner and the world number one. The dynamic between the two of us may have changed forever and maybe I need that leadership role.

    "I found the better-ball format with him in Medinah very hard because he would hit it 350 yards down the middle off the tee and I would be standing over my tee shot and find myself thinking 'there is not a lot of point in me hitting this' while trying to throw everything into it.

    "It was not good for my game.

    "I would embrace the chance to play foursomes with Rory. I think everyone in the world would love to play off his tee shot.

    "But I have spoken to [captain Paul] McGinley about this and he had something similar with Padraig Harrington when he became the star and it changed their partnership."

  65. Get involved

    Here's an early selection of #MyCeefaxMemories

    Alex Harkinson-Parr: Looking down at my homework with Man Utd 4-1 Notts Forest on ceefax. Looking back up to see it at 8-1. #myceefaxmemories

    Andrew Priestley: Reading the football news on Page 302 religiously everyday before school like it was the morning paper. #MyCeefaxMemories

    Justin Deegan: Ball-by-ball Ashes coverage in the middle of the night along with radio commentary #myceefaxmemories

  66. Ryder Cup

    Europe's Graeme McDowell: "I feel I come here a lot more prepared than I was in Medinah, where I was low on energy and did not play as well as I would like to.

    "I want to really embrace this week with my eyes up rather than head down and feeling the pressure.

    "That back nine against Hunter Mahan in 2010 was the most nerve-racking experience of my life and to make the birdie at 16 and win that point was one of the high points of my career.

    "There is nothing quite like the team atmosphere and playing for each other in a sport that is innately individual. Golf can be quite selfish, but the openness that everyone has at the Ryder Cup as we share, do whatever we can for each other to try and make sure that we win.

    "We watched the video in the team room last night that showed how far the European Tour has come from the days when we used to get drummed in every Ryder Cup, through to the days of Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal, when Europe realised that they could compete, and to the present day when we have won seven out of the last nine."

    Graeme McDowell and Sergio Garcia at the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
  67. Summer's almost gone


    The final round of County Championship matches start shortly, and there are two matters still to be decided.

    In Division One, Lancashire and Middlesex will be looking to avoid relegation when they meet at Old Trafford.

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra will have live ball-by-ball commentary from 10:25 BST.

    In Division Two, Hampshire and Essex are chasing the remaining promotion place.

  68. Ceefax memories

    Ceefax sport pages

    As we cut the birthday cake to celebrate Ceefax's 40th, not only do we want your own match reports but also your memories of following sport on the pages.

    Get involved on Twitter using #MyCeefaxMemories or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    We'll feature a few throughout the day.

  69. Happy birthday Ceefax

    Ceefax home page

    Today marks 40 years since the introduction of the dearly departed Ceefax, the world's first teletext service.

    To celebrate the anniversary of the launch we want BBC Sport readers to write their own Ceefax match reports.

    The challenge is to keep it all within four paragraphs, which should be a minimum of two lines and a maximum of four, and about 80 words in total.

  70. Ryder Cup

    Tom Fordyce

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    "Rickie Fowler's haircut continues to dominate the early Ryder Cup exchanges. Asked if he is aware that the American tyro had shaved 'USA' above his ear, Europe's most experienced player Lee Westwood replied: 'I've seen it. I've touched it. I gave it a stroke yesterday on the range.'

    "Will Westwood follow suit? 'I know I've got a big head, but I don't know if it's big enough to fit 'Europe' on it.'"

    Rickie Fowler
  71. Ryder Cup news conference


    Europe's Henrik Stenson: "I will try not to injure my team-mates this week with any pranks, but if it gets a little sad in the team room I can hopefully cheer it up a bit. It is a fun week and a memory for life. Some of my greatest golf memories are from the previous two Ryder Cups I have played in.

    "You are always a little bit more sitting back when you are playing in your first because you do not know how it will play out, but I was certainly not quiet when I had that green wig on on the Sunday night in 2006.

    Henrik Stenson at Ryder Cup 2006

    "Now I am one of the more experienced members of the team with my age. I guess that Lee Westwood might need to be the new general and Ian Poulter is always very energetic as is Sergio Garcia. Hopefully I can step up and add to that."

  72. Get Involved

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    Former Manchester United defender and assistant coach Phil Neville has said his old club need to spend about £100m before they have a squad to compete for the title.

    What do you make of his comments?

    Thematthellyer: That Manchester United lost to a side valued at a 1/3 of their summer spending suggests throwing more money at the problem won't fix it.

    Jonathan Guckian: Bit rich of Neville to critique Manchester United spending when he was part of the setup which brought the club to its knees.

    Bibhash Dash: Forget spending. Back four need to play more. Leicester was only second time they'd played together. firmly believe we'll do better

  73. Paper review


    The Times back page

    The Times back page leads on Ryder Cup build-up.

    It speculates European captain Paul McGinley may choose to separate Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell.

    That could well be on the cards, as McGinley has kept the Northern Irishmen apart in today's practice groups.

  74. Say cheese


    Rob Hodgetts

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    Team Europe photocall

    "A glorious morning at Gleneagles.

    "Team Europe and USA photocalls have taken place already.

    "Player news conferences to follow, then the first practice sessions.

    "From 09:30, the USA side will begin on the first in three groups of four - Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson; Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson, Patrick Reed, Hunter Mahan, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Keegan Bradley.

    "From 11:00, the Europeans will also begin on the front nine in four groups of three - Rory McIlroy, Martin Kaymer, Sergio Garcia; Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Stephen Gallacher; Thomas Bjorn, Lee Westwood, Jamie Donaldson; Henrik Stenson, Victor Dubuisson, Graeme McDowell."

  75. Lee Westwood news conference


    Lee Westwood on Team Europe's preparations for the Ryder Cup: "I feel we have a strong team and I'm looking forward to the week and showing how well we can play as a team.

    "Everyone is pumped and ready to go. Even the rookies are ready for it. I don't think they'll feel any nerves.

    "Once they get the practice rounds under their belts, it will feel like any other tournament."

  76. Lee Westwood news conference


    Lee Westwood

    Lee Westwood has been talking to the media ahead of his Ryder Cup practice round at Gleneagles.

    He said: "It's nice to be here, I don't feel I have to justify my captain's pick.

    "Paul [McGinley] has obviously picked me for a reason and I feel I can slot in to the team."

  77. Grainger returns to training


    Lawrence Barretto

    BBC Sport

    Katherine Grainger

    Olympic champion Katherine Grainger returns to training as she weighs up a bid to compete at the Rio 2016 Games.

    The British rower, who will be 40 when the next Olympics take place, took two years off from the sport after winning gold with Anna Watkins at London 2012.

    Grainger, 38, told BBC Sport: "There are going to be big challenges ahead in coming back after two years away.

    "But if I don't try, I'll always wonder 'what if?' and for me, that will be so much harder to live with."

  78. Paper review


    Daily Mirror back page

    Today's Daily Mirror back page leads on former Fulham manager Felix Magath hitting back at those who criticised his unorthodox coaching methods.

    Most notably the rumoured curing an injury with cheese story.

    Also, Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers warns critics to stop making Steven Gerrard the scapegoat for their poor start to the season.

  79. USA practice pairings


    Team USA have also tweeted their practice pairings for today, starting from 09:30 BST:

    Kuchar, Spieth, Simpson, Watson with vice-captain Floyd

    Furyk, Johnson, Mahan, Reed with vice-captain Stricker

    Bradley, Fowler, Mickelson, Walker with vice-captain North

  80. Out on the course


    Team Europe photo

    Team Europe have tweeted their practice pairings for today as they continue their Ryder Cup build-up at Gleneagles:

    McIlroy / Kaymer / Garcia

    Poulter / Rose / Gallacher

    Bjorn / Westwood / Donaldson

    Stenson / Dubuisson / McDowell

  81. In the papers


    Daily Star back page

    The back page of today's Daily Star leads with the Ross Barkley transfer rumour story.

  82. City to bid again for Barkley?


    Ross Barkley

    Manchester City will prepare a fresh bid for Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley in the next transfer window.

    But, Manchester United look set to pull out of their pursuit of former star Cristiano Ronaldo to avoid upsetting their current crop of stars.

    Read those and more of the latest transfer rumours in today's Gossip Column.

  83. More on Murray tweet


    Andy Murray said: "It was a very emotional day for Scottish people and the whole country and the whole of the UK - it was a big day.

    "The way it was worded is not really in my character. I don't normally do stuff like that.

    "So I was a bit disappointed."

  84. Murray explains referendum tweet


    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray says he doesn't regret giving an opinion on the Scottish referendum.

    The British number one has spoken publicly for the first time about comments he made on the eve of the vote.

    In a BBC interview in China, he said the UK was going to be stronger as a result of the referendum and he looked forward to competing for Great Britain for the rest of his career.

    More of what he had to say shortly.

  85. United '£100m off winning title'


    Ryan Giggs and Louis Van Gaal

    Manchester United are £100m off winning the title, according to former defender Phil Neville.

    United lost 5-3 to Leicester on Saturday, but Neville says he "wasn't surprised with the result".

    "I know United have spent £150m," Neville told BBC Radio 5 live.

    "I think there's another two transfer windows of similar amounts of money needed - maybe £100m - before they can even think about winning the title."

  86. Get involved

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    Follow all the latest, breaking stories and debates on Twitter using #bbcsportsday

    There's also the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  87. Good morning

    Good morning and welcome along to another Sportsday.

    We'll have all the latest, breaking sports news throughout the day.

    The build-up to the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles continues plus we'll look ahead to football's League Cup third-round ties this evening.