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Summary

  1. League Cup build-up; Man City, Chelsea and Tottenham in action
  2. Bradley Wiggins wins gold in world time trial championship
  3. Taylor and Bopara in England ODI squad for Sri Lanka tour
  4. Ryder Cup build-up; Mickelson to partner Bradley
  5. New Leeds boss Milanic targets Premier League return
  6. GET INVOLVED: What's the most dramatic sporting decider?

Live Reporting

By James Gheerbrant and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Goodbye

    So that is all from Sportsday Live today. I will point you in the direction of the live text commentary page covering the English League Cup third round, with Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham and Newcastle among those in action.

    There will also be a separate live text commentary covering the Scottish League Cup, with Celtic playing Hearts, the Dundee derby and Hamilton against Motherwell.

    We will be back tomorrow at 08:00 so thanks for all your comments today and we will see you again soon.

  2. Scottish League Cup third round

    Celtic v Hearts (19:15 BST)

    Celtic XI: Gordon; Ambrose, van Dijk, Denayer, Izaguirre; Brown, Johansen; McGregor, Commons, Stokes; Guidetti.

    Hearts XI: Alexander, Paterson, Wilson, Ozturk, Gomis, Walker, Nicholson, Buaben, Carrick, Sow, Eckersley.

    A live text commentary covering the three Scottish League Cup ties will appear on this site later tonight.

  3. County Championship Division One - analysis

    Lancashire v Middlesex (Old Trafford)

    Kevin Hand, BBC London 94.9: "Lancashire continue to fight valiantly to overturn bonus points which would keep alive their hopes of safety with a victory in the match.

    "If the hosts can reach 300 for the loss of no more than two further wickets inside 110 overs then they will have the sufficient bonus points to move ahead of Middlesex in the table with a victory, relegating the visitors in the process.

    "There is still something in the pitch and Middlesex will hope they can make the most of 10.30am September starts in autumnal conditions to take three more wickets in the morning, which would mean Lancashire would need the extremely unlikely, from this position, 350 to take the relegation scrap into the final two days of the season."

    Day two, close: Middlesex 214, Lancashire 259-6

  4. County Championship Division One

    Lancashire v Middlesex (Old Trafford)

    Lancashire reached 259-6 on day two of their Division One relegation decider against Middlesex to keep their hopes of survival alive.

    Lancashire v Middlesex

    The Red Rose county have to win the match and must also score at least 300, earning three batting bonus points, while losing no more than two more wickets.

    Middlesex, who made 214 on day one, looked to be on top when Jos Buttler fell for 23 to leave Lancashire 160-5. But Steven Croft's 60 has given them a lead of 45 and kept them in contention.

  5. County Championship Division Two

    Glamorgan v Hampshire (Cardiff)

    Seamers Chris Wood and Matt Coles helped Hampshire edge closer to promotion to Division One and into a dominant position against Glamorgan.

    Wood (4-42) and Coles (3-58) made light work of Glamorgan, bowling them out for 172, despite Mark Wallace's 51.

    After posting 357 in their first innings, Hampshire did not enforce the follow-on, and openers Jimmy Adams and Will Smith (38) put on 79 together. Adams (91) then helped see his side to the close on 175-3, a lead of 360.

    Day two, close: Hampshire 357 & 175-3 v Glamorgan 172

  6. Man City fans group back legal action

    Football

    An independent Manchester City fans' group has joined a legal action against Uefa's Financial Fair Play regulations.

    MCFC Supporters' Club, which has 15,000 members, voted to back the move led by Jean-Louis Dupont, the lawyer who helped win the landmark Bosman Ruling. Dupont claims Financial Fair Play (FFP) breaches European competition law.

    City were fined £49m and given restrictions on spending and squad size for breaking FFP rules last season.

  7. County Championship Division One

    Northants v Sussex (Northampton)

    Steve Magoffin starred with both bat and ball as Sussex gained the upper hand on day two against Northants.

    Early on, Ashar Zaidi (88) and Magoffin (51) continued their partnership to make 113 together before Olly Stone (5-48) wrapped up Sussex's innings on 368. Magoffin (3-35) then dismissed both Northants' openers to leave them 17-2.

    Rob Keogh (104 not out) reached his first century of the season and was well supported by Ben Duckett (60) as the hosts reached 251-7 at stumps.

    Day two, close: Sussex 368 v Northants 251-7

  8. County Championship Division One

    Yorkshire v Somerset (Headingley)

    Dave Callaghan, BBC Radio Leeds: "Yorkshire have looked a little off the pace in this match, perhaps understandable after the intensity that goes with winning the championship.

    Nick Compton

    "Somerset had the better of conditions for batting and they batted really well. Nick Compton (pictured) was the star of the day with a fine 156. Tom Abel is 71 not out and Marcus Trescothick hit 66. Steve Patterson was the most impressive of the bowlers with 2-38 from 19 overs.

    "Somerset at 319-3 have a lead of 66 and the champions may have to settle for a draw in this one-at best."

    Day two, close: Yorkshire 253, Somerset 319-3

  9. BBC live coverage

    Tottenham v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 live will have live commentary of the Tottenham v Nottingham Forest match in the third round of the Capital One Cup. The match begins at 19:45 BST.

    There will also be live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from the Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday game.

  10. Saints pay tribute to Luis Ghaut

    Rugby union

    A 13-year-old boy who led out Northampton Saints in the Premiership final has been remembered by players following his death.

    Luis Ghaut, Alex Corbisiero and Tom Wood

    Luis Ghaut was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer, osteosarcoma, last year. He was Saints' mascot for their Premiership final victory over Saracens in May, a win captain Tom Wood said was motivated by Luis's bravery.

    "We treated him like a friend, like a player. He was never down about anything," said forward Christian Day. "It was heartbreaking to find out he had passed away."

  11. Smith to leave Cricket Scotland

    Cricket

    Cricket Scotland chief executive Roddy Smithannounces he will leave the role at the end of December.

    He is approaching the end of his 10th year in charge and thinks it is the right time to seek a fresh challenge.

    Cricket Scotland chairman Keith Oliver said: "There is no doubt that the governing body of cricket in Scotland is unrecognisable from where we were in 2004. And the credit for this must go to Roddy and his staff."

  12. Coventry fans worried at Wasps move

    Rugby Union

    Coventry City fans have added their weight to concerns over media reports linking Premiership rugby union club Wasps with a move to the Ricoh Arena.

    The Wycombe-based club are considering a possible move to the Midlands. Worcester director of rugby Dean Ryan has already expressed doubts.

    And the Sky Blue Trust, who proved a loud voice during the League One club's year-long exile in Northampton, say that Wasps coming to the city would again make the future "uncertain".

  13. League Cup third round

    Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday (19:45 BST)

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says the Capital One Cup is important but not special.

    Manuel Pellegrini

    The holders face Sheffield Wednesday at Etihad Stadium, with Pellegrini keen for his side to return to form after four matches without a win in all competitions.

    Stuart Gray's Wednesday side have lost just one of their 10 matches in all competitions this season, conceding just four goals.

  14. League Cup third round

    West Brom v Hull (20:00 BST)

    Hull city
  15. League Cup third round

    West Brom v Hull (20:00 BST)

    West Brom boss Alan Irvine could give full debuts to summer recruits Georgios Samaras and Sebastian Blanco. Club record signing Brown Ideye may start up front alongside Samaras, but Joleon Lescott is set to be rested.

    Hull boss Steve Bruce is set to give a host of his squad players a chance to impress including Hatem Ben Arfa. But midfielders Gaston Ramirez and Mohamed Diame are both cup-tied after featuring for their former clubs in the last round.

  16. League Cup third round

    Crystal Palace v Newcastle (20:00 BST)

    Alan Pardew
  17. League Cup third round

    Crystal Palace v Newcastle (20:00 BST)

    Crystal Palace's Marouane Chamakh is a major doubt after missing the win at Everton with a hamstring injury. Deadline day signing Zeki Fryers is still waiting for his first start since making the switch from Tottenham.

    Newcastle will be without goalkeeper Tim Krul, midfielder Yoan Gouffran and striker Papiss Cisse, who are all ill. Defender Davide Santon (knee), midfielders Siem de Jong (thigh) and Rolando Aarons (hamstring) and striker Adam Campbell (hernia) are still out.

  18. Gosden downplays championship hopes

    Horse racing

    John Gosden believes the retirement of Kingman will rule him out of winning a second trainers' championship.

    The three-year-old colt won seven of his eight races but was retired to stud this week after a sore throat ended his chances of running in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in October. Gosden leads Richard Hannon in the trainers' championship by £145,500.

    "I never thought I was favourite. I'm most certainly not now. I think I'm a drifting second favourite," he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

  19. Watson's steely core

    Golf

    Tom Watson

    Think you know USA captain Tom Watson? Think again. Our chief sports writer Tom Fordyce has written a fascinating feature on the great man, delving into his "darker side" to uncover the reason that competitive fire still burns so brightly even at the age of 65.

  20. US motivation ploy could backfire - Rose

    Golf

    Justin Rose says the USA team's ploy of trying to draw motivation from their defeat at Medinah in 2012 could be a "double-edged sword".

    USA captain Tom Watson has identified the 2012 defeat as a rallying point for his team.

    "It could be very powerful, and it could be exactly the right thing to do - or it could lead to a lot of frustration if they get off to a bad start," Englishman Rose said of the tactic.

  21. League Cup third round

    Tottenham v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

    Roberto Soldado

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will make a host of changes to the side that lost to West Brom at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Michel Vorm may make his debut in goal, while Roberto Soldado (pictured) is expected to start up front.

    Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce will be without captain Chris Cohen, Jack Hobbs, Jack Hunt and Andy Reid. Striker Matty Fryatt is still troubled by a pelvic injury and will not feature.

  22. League Cup third round

    Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday (19:45 BST)

    Manchester City
  23. Fowler plays down USA haircut

    Golf

    Rickie Fowler's haircut

    Rickie Fowler has defended himself against accusations of brashness following his much-publicised 'USA' haircut.

    Fowler said: "I'm just myself. I'm not trying to be anyone else. I'm not trying to fit in any particular way. I'm not trying to hurt anyone's feelings or turn anyone the wrong way.

    "I'm just proud to be from the USA and be over here playing the Ryder Cup. If people take it the wrong way, it's too bad for them, it's unfortunate."

  24. League Cup third round

    Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday (19:45 BST)

    Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta is suspended after being sent off against Chelsea on Sunday. Sergio Aguero has a minor knee problem and misses out, as does David Silva who has an ankle injury, while Samir Nasri has a groin problem.

    Sheffield Wednesday are still without midfielders Kieran Lee (groin) and Sam Hutchinson (back). Goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was used in the first two rounds of the League Cup and could again play.

  25. League Cup third round

    Chelsea v Bolton (19:45 BST)

    Premier League leaders Chelsea will be without Ramires (muscle problem) for their Capital One Cup third-round tie against Championship strugglers Bolton. Diego Costa is unlikely to be risked after recently returning from a hamstring injury but goalkeeper Petr Cech (pictured) could start as manager Jose Mourinho plans to rotate his squad.

    Petr Cech

    Bolton have signed utility player Chris Herd on a six-week loan from Aston Villa and he is free to face Chelsea. Fellow newcomers Paddy Kenny and Max Clayton could also make their debuts.

  26. League Cup third round

    Burton v Brighton (19:45 BST)

    Burton pair Adam McGurk and Lucas Akins remain injury doubts for the visit of Brighton in the Capital One Cup. Lee Bell, Jimmy Phillips and Damien McCrory are all still sidelined with knee injuries.

    Brighton boss Sami Hyypia is set to rotate his squad so the likes of Inigo Calderon, Adam Chicksen, Aaron Hughes and Rohan Ince could also feature. Striker Sam Baldock is cup tied, having appeared for Bristol City earlier in the competition. Winger Solly March and midfielder Dale Stephens remain the only injury absentees.

    Burton, second in League Two, have never reached the fourth round of the competition and have already beaten Championship Wigan and Premier League QPR in this year's tournament.

  27. Qatar forfeit match over hijab ban

    Basketball

    The Qatar women's basketball team forfeited their Asian Games group match against Mongolia after being denied permission to wear the hijab.

    A Games spokeswoman said the players had been asked to remove the Islamic head scarf before the game but refused.

    World basketball regulations list headgear and hair accessories among the items that are prohibited on court.

  28. Mickelson joke causes controversy

    Golf

    Rob Hodgetts

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    Phil Mickelson

    Prepare yourselves for the media storm that is brewing over Phil Mickelson's "litigation" gag at Gleneagles.

    The genial left-hander fired out a one-liner about how at least the US weren't litigating against each other - in reference to the McIlroy-McDowell involvement in court proceedings in Dublin - when asked about the US team's perceived lack of team spirit in past Ryder Cups.

    The US players must be fed up of answering that one, and always insist it is not the case, and Mickelson admitted he couldn't resist the jibe during a playful and relaxed news conference.

    Rickie Fowler sprung to Mickelson's defence when the story wormed its way into his "presser".

    "Phil's always Phil," said Fowler. "That's why we love him. He's a lot of fun to be around, and we hear a lot of those one-liners in practice rounds in Tuesday games. So it's nothing new to me."

  29. Scottish League Cup third round

    Hamilton v Motherwell (19:45 BST)

    Hamilton player-manager Alex Neil is hopeful Mickael Antoine-Curier will recover from a tight hamstring to face Motherwell. But there remains doubts over Jesus Garcia Tena (ankle) and Martin Canning (knee) for the New Douglas Park tie.

    Midfielder Darian MacKinnon is definitely out as he serves the second match of a four-game ban. Stevie Hammell and Craig Moore are nearing fitness for Motherwell, but Stuart Carswell is suspended.

  30. Scottish League Cup third round

    Dundee United v Dundee (19:45 BST)

    Dundee United striker Nadir Ciftci is available again for the derby clash with Dundee after serving a suspension. Stuart Armstrong could start after coming off the bench in Sunday's 4-1 win at Dens Park, but Conor Townsend is still missing (foot injury).

    Dundee are still without Kevin Thomson (calf), Peter MacDonald (knee) and Willie Dyer (knee), and Iain Davidson is a doubt with a bruised foot. Thomas Konrad is available despite his late red card in the weekend defeat. He will miss Dundee's next Premiership match.

  31. Scottish League Cup third round

    Celtic v Hearts (19:15 BST)

    Stefan Johansen (pictured) and Mubarak Wakaso could return to the Celtic squad for the Scottish League Cup third-round tie against Hearts at Parkhead. Charlie Mulgrew (knee), James Forrest (hamstring), Mikael Lustig (groin) and Adam Matthews (calf) remain out.

    Stefan Johansen

    Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson said he would make "a couple of changes" but would play a strong team. Left-back Kevin McHattie and midfielder Sam Nicholson could both return.

    Celtic captain Scott Brown: "Hearts are a great young team. I watched them against Hibs and they are full of energy, they look attacking, young, keen, so it is going to be a good test for us."

    Live text commentary of the Celtic v Hearts match will be on the BBC football pages later tonight.

  32. Adomah 'lost count'

    Football

    Albert Adomah

    Middlesbrough winger Albert Adomah says he lost count of the penalties in Tuesday's epic League Cup tie with Liverpool and initially didn't realise his penalty miss had condemned Boro to defeat.

    The two sides traded 29 spot-kicks in a shootout after the game finished 2-2 after extra-time, before Adomah missed with number 30 as Boro lost 14-13.

    "When I missed I thought Liverpool had to take a penalty, so I was a bit surprised to see the players coming towards me," Adomah told the BBC.

    "I didn't know we took 30 penalties."

  33. League Cup action

    Football

    There is a big night of League Cup action in both England and Scotland tonight, with six matches in the third round of the Capital One Cup in England and three games in the Scottish Communities League Cup.

    The games taking place tonight are...

    Capital One Cup third round: Burton v Brighton, Chelsea v Bolton, Crystal Palace v Newcastle, Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday, Tottenham v Nottingham Forest and West Brom v Hull.

    Scottish Communities League Cup third round: Celtic v Hearts, Dundee United v Dundee and Hamilton v Motherwell.

  34. Northants under pressure

    Cricket

    From BBC Radio Northampton's Chris Egerton:

    Northants have worked hard to put up a stronger showing than they managed at Durham last week and were well set, having failed to lose a wicket since lunch. When they did, it came in bizarre circumstances.

    Brought on from the Turner Stand End, Steve Magoffin was initially adjudged by umpire Peter Willey to have struck the bails off during his bowling action and Willey called no-ball. After discussion with the players, Willey rescinded the decision and called dead ball. However, a 7th ball was allowed to be bowled in error - and James Middlebrook ran himself out for 48, driving straight to Ashar Zaidi at mid off who broke the stumps off a direct hit.

    Adam Rossington soon fell shorltly afterwards, but after being in a promising position, Northants are again under pressure although this pitch is excellent for batting once the new ball has lost its shine.

    Read the full scorecard here.

  35. Chopra reaches century

    Cricket

    From BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson:

    Despite the fact Varun Chopra reached a century and Jonathan Trott 85, this was a long session with little in the way of action to talk about.

    Warwickshire went slowly about their business. Chopra was stuck in the 90s for 45 minutes! But what they are doing is straightforward. They are simply trying to bat Durham out of the match.

    Although Chris Rushworth took a wicket with the second ball after lunch that was it from a Durham point of view. Trott and Chopra have put on 160 runs and the lead is 72 runs at 273-2. The new ball is due soon but the bowling looks totally flat.

    Read the full scorecard here.

  36. Lancashire in trouble

    Cricket

    BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand:

    Lancashire 165-5 at tea and in deep trouble as they attempt to leapfrog Middlesex in the Division One table and in doing so relegate their visitors.

    The hosts require one more bonus point than their opponents in this innings but are 45 runs shy of registering their first, while Middlesex are just one wicket away from claiming their second.

    Read the full scorecard here.

  37. Wiggins wins world title

    Cycling

    Let's hear from Sir Brad after that magnificent victory:

    "I don't know what to say. I knew coming into it that I had the legs and if I was ever going to beat Tony again, it was going to be on a course like this. I want to dedicate this to my family. My last world time trial championship and I've won gold."

  38. Vote results

    #dramaticdeciders

    Solskjaer scores against Bayern Munich

    The results of your vote on sport's greatest dramatic deciders are in. Here are the top three as chosen by you:

    1. Solskjaer goal, Manchester United v Bayern Munich, 1999 Champions League final - 22%

    2. Sergio Aguero Premier League-winning goal 2012 - 19.8%

    3. Jonny Wilkinson drop-goal, 2003 World Cup final - 16.6%

    The full results of the vote will appear in the top right of the page. Thanks for taking part.

  39. Wiggins wins world title

    Cycling

    An incredible ride from Bradley Wiggins. His first world time trial title at the age of 34. He beat Germany's Tony Martin by 26 seconds in the end, a superb victory over the man who had won the last three time trial world championships. Dutchman Tom Dumoulin was third.

  40. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    Wiggins wins world title

    Bradley Wiggins wins gold in the world time trial championship in Ponferrada.

  41. Wiggins leads

    Cycling

    Bradley Wiggins across the line, and he leads by a huge margin. 56 minutes 25 seconds his time. He's on the floor with exhaustion! Can he hold off Tony Martin though?

  42. Dumoulin into the lead

    Cycling

    Could that be a medal-winning ride for Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin? He looks pleased with it, and so he should. He looked a little off the pace, but he finished so strongly to pip Vasil Kiryienka.

  43. Mickelson looks to improve

    Golf

    Rob Hodgetts

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    Phil Mickelson gold at Gleneagles. Asked if his relatively poor Ryder Cup record was a 'blot' on his career. "I wouldn't say it as eloquently as you did by calling it a blot, but I think that it's a record that I'd like to improve on," he said, that electric grin beaming from under his hat.

    The reporter tried again. "Are you always this half-empty?" Mickelson fizzed back. He did, though, reveal he would be partnering Keegan Bradley this week. "I don't think I'm letting go of any secrets here. If you've noticed, we've played together these first few rounds and we seem to have a good partnership, and he brings out some of my best golf."

  44. Kiryienka takes lead

    Cycling

    Finally we have a new leader! Belarussian Vasil Kiryienka smashes Nelson Oliveira's time by over half a minute. Terrific ride. Is that enough to get him a medal?

    Australia's Rohan Dennis goes second. He started off so quickly, but just couldn't quite keep up the pace.

  45. Symons hopes to keep Fulham job

    Football

    Kit Symons

    Fulham caretaker manager Kit Symons thinks their League Cup win over Doncaster will "certainly help" his bid to be appointed permanently.

    Whites chairman Shahid Khan said he would lead a "thorough search" for a new boss after sacking Felix Magath.

    Symons told BBC London 94.9: "I spoke with the owner the other day and he was brilliant and very supportive."

  46. Wiggins fastest at third checkpoint

    Cycling

    Wow! Bradley Wiggins is half a minute up on Vasil Kiryinenka at the third and final checkpoint. He is laying down a stupendous time here. A grimace on that familiar furry face as he grits his teeth for the final push.

    Here comes his main rival Tony Martin - and the three-time world champion is nine seconds down on Sir Brad. "Never count out Tony Martin," says BBC Sport commentator Rob Hayles.

    Britain's Alex Dowsett has finished, he's in tenth so far. Nelson Oliveira is still in the leader's chair.

  47. Crewe sign Swansea's Tate on loan

    Football

    Alan Tate

    Crewe Alexandra have made an attempt to shore up the Football League's leakiest defence by bringing in Alan Tate on an emergency 93-day loan from Premier League side Swansea City.

    League One's bottom side have shipped 21 goals in their first eight games.

    Tate, a 32-year-old centre-back, has made 340 appearances for the Swans, but has not played for them since September 2012.

  48. Wiggins moves ahead

    Cycling

    Well well. Bradley Wiggins has nudged slightly ahead of the race favourite Tony Martin at the second checkpoint. A bit of a climb up next.

    "Wiggins has given himself the platform to become world champion," says BBC Sport commentator Simon Brotherton. Remember he's never won this title before (he was second last year and in 2011).

    Australia's Rohan Dennis was going like greased lightning earlier but he's paying a bit for his earlier efforts. Belarus's Vasil Kiryienka is coming on strong though - he's the fastest so far at the third checkpoint.

  49. Watson 'not set in stone' on US pairings

    Golf

    As for the other US pairings, here's BBC Sport's man at Gleneagles Rob Hodgetts with the inside track:

    US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson says he is still refining his pairings despite sticking with familiar groups on the second day of practice at a sunny Gleneagles.

    The Americans are playing in three groups of four, with Medinah stars Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley alongside Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker; successful duo from two years ago Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson playing with Zach Johnson and Hunter Mahan; and Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar accompanying rookies Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed.

    "We are not set in stone," said Watson, who captained the USA to victory in 1993. "There's a little bit of give and take here and there and discussion, who is going to play with whom. We kind of have an idea of who is going to play with whom at the beginning, but after that you're coaching and you're captaining by the seat of your pants."

  50. Mickelson to partner Bradley

    Golf

    Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley

    We have our first confirmed pairing of the 2014 Ryder Cup, ladies and gents. Phil Mickelson has just confirmed that he will be playing with Keegan Bradley on Friday.

    They'll be reprising a very successful double act from Medinah, where they won all three of the matches they played together, so no huge surprise that captain Tom Watson has decided to put them together again.

  51. Wiggins going well

    Cycling

    Bradley Wiggins goes through the first time-check in Ponferrada in the fastest time so far. Or at least it was the fastest time, until Germany's Tony Martin comes along and shaves four seconds off it.

    At the other end of the course, Portgual's Nelson Oliveira still leads, but only just. Russia's Anton Vorobyev was close to topping him, but falls just short. He's absolutely shattered after that, and needs to be helped up off the kerb at the end of that heroic effort.

    Midway through the course, Australia's Rohan Dennis is absolutely flying. He could be a contender too.

  52. Johnson expecting first child

    Golf

    Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson

    American golfer Dustin Johnson is expecting his first child with his girlfriend Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.

    Johnson would have been playing at the Ryder Cup this week but is currently taking a "voluntary leave" from golf to seek professional help for "personal challenges."

  53. Phil Mickelson news conference

    Golf

    More from Phil Mickelson: "I'm going to play again with Keegan (Bradley) and we seem to have a good partnership and I'm optimistic.

    "We are taking on a very good team with them at home."

  54. Phil Mickelson news conference

    Golf

    American Phil Mickelson is speaking at a news conference ahead of this week's Ryder Cup. "We have some great leadership and I'm excited at captain Watson," says Mickelson. "With the team this week he has been exceptional.

    "We have a huge hill to climb and we are looking forward to it. Win, lose or draw, we are here to play as a team and it will be a challenge.

    "My own Ryder Cup record is one I would like to improve on. It doesn't take much to improve my winning percentage."

  55. Wiggins hits the road

    Cycling

    Sir Bradley Wiggins

    Bradley Wiggins is out on the course at the world time trial championship in Ponferrada. And he's swiftly followed by the race favourite, Germany's Tony Martin, which means that all the riders are under way.

    Portugal's Nelson Oliveira is still sitting on the rather nice throne afforded to the current leader, but of the riders who are well into their races, France's Sylvain Chavanel currently looks well-placed to dislodge him. Still a long way to go, of course.

  56. Atapattu named Sri Lanka coach

    Cricket

    Marvan Atapattu

    Former international batsman Marvan Atapattu has been appointed head coach of Sri Lanka. He had been interim coach since April after Paul Farbrace left to join England as assistant coach.

  57. Dramatic decider vote

    Options 13-15

    Here are the final three options in the vote to find which has been the most dramatic decider in sport. To vote click on an option on the right-hand side of this page. Voting closes at 15:15 BST.

    13. The Miracle at Medinah, 2012.

    Europe

    America went into the last day of the 2012 Ryder Cup lead with a 10-6 lead (they had earlier been 10-4 ahead) but Europe won eight of the 12 singles matches, and halved another, to win 14.5-13.5.

    14. Mike Tyson v Buster Douglas, 1990.

    Mike Tyson had won all 37 of his fights and was the undisputed world heavyweight champion before his bout against fellow American James "Buster" Douglas, which took place in Tokyo, Japan. But Douglas knocked out Tyson in the 10th round for one of the greatest shocks in boxing history.

    15. Geoff Hurst, 1966 World Cup final.

    In extra time of England's World Cup final against West Germany, Sir Alf Ramsey's side were leading 3-2 before Geoff Hurst ran through to complete his hat-trick and seal a 4-2 victory as England won the competition - their only ever success.

  58. Dowsett under way

    Cycling

    Great Britain's Alex Dowsett is out on the course at the world time trial championships in Ponferrada.

    He's started well and is marginally up on current leader Nelson Oliveira at this early stage. Belgium's Kristof Vandewalle is also going well.

    Belarusian Vasil Kiryienka, who could be a dark horse for this one, has just started his race.

  59. Whitaker won't rule out Trott return

    Cricket

    Jonathan Trott

    England national selector James Whitaker says that Jonathan Trott could yet return to England contention following his struggles with burnout.

    "We will continue to have conversations with Jonathan Trott over the summer," Whitaker told BBC Sport's Joe Wilson.

    He also describes captain Alastair Cook as an "exceptional leader".

    "He's shown a huge amount of fortitude and resilience through the summer, and I'd like to make it clear we are 100% behind him as captain," Whitaker adds.

  60. Wiggins bids for world time trial glory

    Cycling

    We're going to be keeping track of Sir Bradley Wiggins's bid to win a first time trial title at the Road World Championships in Ponferrada.

    Wiggo goes at 14:34 BST, followed shortly afterwards by German rival Tony Martin.

    The current leader is Portugal's Nelson Oliveira. France's Sylvain Chavanel is up next.

  61. Dramatic decider vote

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    The vote is live for your most dramatic decider in sport. Here are three more of the options. To vote click on the right-hand side of this page. Voting closes at 15:15 BST.

    10. Australia vs South Africa, semi-final of 1999 Cricket World Cup (Donald run-out).

    Allan Donald run out

    South Africa needed one run with three balls remaining to beat Australia and move into the 1999 Cricket World Cup final. But a mix-up between the last-wicket pairing of Allan Donald and Lance Klusener saw the former run out. The match ended in a tie, with Australia moving into the final after finishing higher in the Super Six stage earlier in the competition.

    11. Muhammad Ali v George Foreman, "Rumble in the Jungle", 1974.

    Taking place in Zaire, George Foreman appeared to be on his way to retaining his WBA and WBC world heavyweight titles. But Ali, who later said he adopted rope-a-dope tactics which involved him taking numerous shots while retreating on the ropes, knocked his opponent out at the end of the eighth round.

    12. John Isner v Nicolas Mahut, Wimbledon, 2010.

    The first-round match at Wimbledon between American John Isner and Nicolas Mahut was the longest in tennis history, with the players on court for 11 hours and five minutes over three days. Isner won the deciding set, which lasted more than eight hours, by a margin of 70-68.

  62. Meet Europe's Ryder Cup team

    Golf

    Fancy brushing up on your knowledge of Europe's Ryder Cup team? Then look no further than our video guide to the 12 men who will take on the United States. If this video's anything to go by, they'll certainly hole a few putts.

  63. McGinley keen to preserve template

    Golf

    Rob Hodgetts

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    Paul McGinley

    Paul McGinley's favourite word at Gleneagles this week has been "template" and he is likely to wear it out before the Ryder Cup is over.

    The Irishman is referring to the background set-up of the European team and how things are done in Ryder Cup week. He credits Tony Jacklin with setting the ball rolling in 1981, and says moments such as inviting Sir Alex Ferguson to meet the players are in keeping with the template.

    "There are reasons we've been winning these Ryder Cups," said McGinley, of Europe's seven victories in the past nine events. "We've come from underdog positions and won the Ryder Cups. So it's not always that we have the best players.

    "There's a template and I see my role as enhancing that template, trying to make it better and roll it out again."

  64. Cook 'will lead England at World Cup'

    Cricket

    Alastair Cook

    More now on that England squad announcement. Alastair Cook retains his place as captain for the upcoming Sri Lanka series, and national selector James Whitaker says he will also skipper the side at the 50-over World Cup.

    "He will be our leader," said Whitaker.

  65. Dramatic decider vote

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    Here are three more of the choices to vote for as the most dramatic decider in sport. The vote will open shortly.

    7. Jimmy Glass, Carlisle, 1999.

    Jimmy Glass

    In the final match of the 1998-99 season, Carlisle needed to beat Plymouth to avoid relegation from the Football League. With the score at 1-1 and only 10 seconds remaining, goalkeeper Glass, who had come forward for a corner, volleyed in the winner.

    8. Massa/Hamilton, 2008, F1 championship decider.

    McLaren's Lewis Hamilton won the driver's title by a point - by overtaking Toyota's Timo Glock on the final corner of the final lap of the last Grand Prix of the season to claim the required fifth-place finish he needed to finish above Brazilian Felipe Massa in the standings.

    9. David Beckham free-kick against Greece, 2001.

    David Beckham sent England to the 2002 World Cup finals in dramatic fashion. Sven-Goran Eriksson's team were losing 2-1 to Greece 2-1 in injury time and looked destined for a difficult play-off against Ukraine. But Beckham curled in a 93rd-minute free-kick to get England the draw they needed.

  66. Ryder signs new Essex contract

    Cricket

    Jesse Ryder

    And staying with cricket, New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder has signed a new deal to stay at Essex for another two years.

    The 30-year-old, who has also been handed his county cap, has scored 1,196 runs across all formats in his first season with the Chelmsford side.

    And he has excelled with the ball, taking 43 County Championship wickets at an average of 17.79.

  67. Hasan replaces Ajmal

    Cricket

    Raza Hasan

    Left-armer spinner Raza Hasan has replaced Saeed Ajmal in the Pakistan one-day international squad for next month's limited-over series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.

    Ajmal was suspended from all international cricket after his action was found to be illegal.

    "I am sure Hasan will do his best to replace Ajmal, which is not an easy task because Ajmal's performances are great and it won't be easy to fill his void," selector Moin Khan said.

    Batsman Younis Khan has been dropped from the ODI squad.

  68. Dramatic decider vote

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    4. Solskjaer goal, Manchester United v Bayern Munich, 1999 Champions League final.

    Manchester United trailed 1-0 to Bayern Munich going into injury time, before Teddy Sheringham grabbed an equaliser. But there was further drama as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer then prodded in the winner.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    5. Sergio Aguero, Premier League-winning goal 2012.

    Manchester City needed to beat QPR on the final day to become league champions for the first time since 1968. City were 2-1 behind before Edin Dzeko equalised in injury time and Sergio Aguero then blasted in a winning goal.

    6. Edgbaston, 2005 Ashes.

    England were 1-0 behind in the 2005 Ashes, before the second Test at Edgbaston. Steve Harmison had last man Michael Kasprowicz caught behind by Geraint Jones to seal a two-run win. England would go on to win the Ashes 2-1.

  69. Four uncapped players in Dutch squad

    Football

    Guus Hiddink names four uncapped players in the Netherlands squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Kazakhstan and Iceland.

    Feyenoord's Sven van Beek gets a first call-up and he is joined in the squad by Celtic's Virgil van Dijk, PSV's Jeroen Zoet and Vitesse's Davy Propper.

    The Dutch are looking to bounce back after losing their opening qualifying game to the Czech Republic.

  70. Dramatic decider vote

    So, before our vote to find the most dramatic deciding moment in sport opens at 13:45 BST, let's take a closer look at all the options, starting with the first three:

    1. Jonny Wilkinson drop-goal, 2003 World Cup final.

    The score was 17-17 between England and Australia with less than one minute left before Wilkinson's drop goal gave England a 20-17 win and their first Rugby World Cup triumph.

    2. Michael Thomas, Division One deciding goal, Liverpool v Arsenal, 1989.

    Arsenal, needing to win 2-0 at Anfield in the last game of the season to become champions, were 1-0 up deep into injury time before Michael Thomas added a second to win the title.

    Rafael Nadal

    3. Nadal v Federer, Wimbledon final, 2008.

    Rafael Nadal led by two sets in the Wimbledon final before Roger Federer fought back to take the next two. But the Spaniard eventually came through, winning 9-7 in the fifth set.

  71. Watson uses Medinah as 'motivator'

    Golf

    Tom Watson

    Tom Watson's news conference was, by contrast with McGinley's, a little tetchy. The American captain bristled when asked why he hadn't been present at the Ryder Cup since 1993.

    "Because I played in four and captained one," he replied. "It's not different, everything is the same."

    He was also asked about the USA's recent defeats in the competition.

    "I've used that as the motivator. I've unabashedly said that. We've got seven guys - they're not thinking about the loss, they're thinking about what they can do to get this thing back," he replied.

  72. McGinley explains Ferguson chat

    Golf

    Paul McGinley

    Europe Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has been explaining why he chose Sir Alex Ferguson to deliver a speech to the team last night.

    "I wanted him in there because I knew the banter would be good," McGinley said. "He connected with the caddies and their sense of humour. I was upstairs but I could hear the laughter. He had some very powerful messages and was relating them to football."

    McGinley has also been talking about how he has prepared for this match.

    "Everybody gets mad, but I feel I'm well-prepared for this week. I like the guys and the ones I didn't know well, I've made an effort to get to know them," he said.

    "Like Victor [Dubuisson], it's been fun to get to know him. The fact that I've ridden shotgun as a vice-captain [at two previous Ryder Cups] has been huge."

    On the subject of his pairings, he will say only: "It's pretty much on target with our skeleton plan - we're on schedule with where we need to be." Pick the tea leaves out of that.

  73. Vote for your most dramatic decider

    On the back of Liverpool's epic 14-13 penalty shootout win over Middlesbrough, we asked you for your most #DramaticDeciders in sport. This is a selection of what you came up with and now you have the chance to vote on it. Voting will open from 13:45 BST.

    1. Jonny Wilkinson drop-goal, 2003 World Cup final.

    2. Michael Thomas Division One deciding goal, Arsenal v Liverpool, 1989.

    3. Nadal v Federer Wimbledon final, 2008.

    4. Solskjaer goal, Manchester United v Bayern Munich, 1999 Champions League final.

    5. Sergio Aguero Premier League-winning goal, 2012.

    6. Edgbaston, 2005 Ashes.

    7. Jimmy Glass, Carlisle, 1999.

    8. Massa/Hamilton 2008 F1 championship decider.

    9. David Beckham free-kick against Greece, 2001.

    10. Australia vs SA semi-final of 1999 Cricket World Cup (Donald run-out).

    11. Muhammad Ali v George Foreman, "Rumble in the Jungle", 1974.

    12. John Isner v Nicolas Mahut, Wimbledon 2010.

    13. The Miracle at Medinah, 2012.

    Chosen by us:

    14. Mike Tyson v Buster Douglas, 1990.

    15. Geoff Hurst, 1966 World Cup final.

  74. Karanka proud after epic Boro exit

    Football

    Head coach Aitor Karanka described Middlesbrough's battling display in the League Cup defeat by Premier League Liverpool as "Champions League" class.

    Championship side Boro drew 2-2 after extra time at Anfield as Adam Reach and Patrick Bamford goals cancelled out Jordan Rossiter and Suso efforts. The two sides traded penalties in an epic shootout, before Albert Adomah crucially missed as Boro lost 14-13.

    "We fought like a Champions League team," Karanka said.

  75. Poyet frustrated over N'Zonzi clash

    Football

    Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet says Stoke's Steven N'Zonzi should have been sent off for his clash with Jack Rodwell in Tuesday's defeat by the Potters in the Capital One Cup.

    French midfielder N'Zonzi appeared to grab Rodwell by the throat, annoyed by the Englishman's challenge, after which referee Mike Dean booked both players. The score was 1-1 at the time, with the Potters going on to win 2-1.

    "For grabbing someone by the neck, by the rules it's a red," Poyet told BBC Newcastle. "We're disappointed. Sometimes you can make a mistake, but you can't make a mistake in that situation."

  76. England ODI squad

    Cricket

    England ODI squad for tour of Sri Lanka: Alastair Cook (Essex) (captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Harry Gurney (Nottinghamshire), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Taylor (Nottinghamshire), James Tredwell (Kent), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).

  77. Taylor and Bopara in ODI squad

    Cricket

    England selectors announce a 16-man squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. The squad will depart for the seven-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka on 16 November.

    James Taylor

    Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor (pictured), who has been capped twice for England in the 50-over format, is included in a one-day squad for the first time since September 2013 and is joined by Essex batsman Ravi Bopara, who missed out on selection for the most recent one-day series against India.

  78. Post update

    Golf

    Rob Hodgetts

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    While the Europeans were relaxing in the company for former Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson, US captain Tom Watson revealed his side were addressed by members of Wounded Warriors, an injured servicemen charity, at Gleneagles on Tuesday night.

    "We had some men who suffered nearly the ultimate sacrifice for their country, and to be able to speak to the players and the caddies, as well, was a wonderful experience for everybody," said Watson. "It was a special night.

    "The players, I think, enjoyed the sobriety of the conversation; that, indeed, we are just playing a game, and that there are people out there doing work that very few others will do in the world. That was the message."

  79. Murray 'unquestionably loyal' to GB - LTA

    Tennis

    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray is "unquestionably loyal" to Great Britain, says the Lawn Tennis Association after he was criticised for supporting Scottish independence.

    Michael Downey, chief executive of governing body LTA, said he welcomed the 27-year-old Scot actively engaging in the democratic process.

    "He's entitled to a view on the future of his country," Downey told BBC Sport.

    "His on-court brilliance demonstrates time and again that he'll push himself to the limit to win for Britain, whether that's for British Olympic gold or in the GB Davis Cup team."

  80. West Ham 'to block Spurs ground-share'

    Football

    West Ham would probably block any move from Tottenham Hotspur to ground-share at the Olympic Stadium, according to Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady.

    Olympic Stadium

    West Ham move into the Olympic Stadium in the summer of 2016, while Spurs could be looking for a temporary home while their new stadium next to White Hart Lane is constructed in 2017-18.

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

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    Steve Harmison

    Andy Salmons: Goalkeeper Jimmy Glass scoring in the 91st minute to keep Carlisle in the Football League in 1999.

    Sam Groves: Kerri Strugg landing her final vault with a badly sprained ankle to win the USA a team gold at the '96 Olympics.

    Barnie Morton: Ashes '05 - Steve Harmison gets Michael Kasprowicz with Australia needing 2 runs to win at Edgbaston.

  82. Guzan hails Courtois

    Football

    Aston Villa's Brad Guzan says Thibaut Courtois is one of the world's best goalkeepers and insists the Belgium international deserves to be Chelsea's number one.

    "He's someone who I believe is one of the top five goalkeepers in the world," goalkeeper Guzan told Villa's official site.

    Courtois has replaced Petr Cech between the posts for the Blues this season after three years on loan at Atletico Madrid, where he won the Europa League, Super Cup, Copa del Rey and La Liga.

  83. Dan Walker's Tuesday team news

    Football

    BBC presenter Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) and his followers on Twitter have come up with the following football line-up, based (very loosely) on the Ryder Cup.

    Tuesday Team News

    There are some great puns in here, our favourite being Sand Trappatoni. Good work everyone.

    There will be another #tuesdayteamnews next week.

  84. Wembley arch lit up

    Football

    Wembley Stadium

    If you were passing Wembley Stadium last night, you would have seen the famous arch lit up. The arch was brought to life with 228 LED floodlights, an installation by telecommunications firm EE which will transform the arch and the future look of the stadium.

  85. Rooney confident of Man Utd success

    Football

    Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United will still be a success this season despite their present struggles.

    Louis van Gaal's £150m summer spending could not prevent United losing a two-goal lead before eventually slipping to a 5-3 defeat at Leicester on Sunday.

    "A lot of people seem to have written us off because of Sunday's result but I don't see it that way," Rooney said.

  86. Philadelphia freedom

    Football

    Steven Caulker

    QPR defender Steven Caulker was handcuffed after being accused of stealing a tub of Philadelphia cream cheese, the Sun reports.

    The 22-year-old earns £40,000 a week at Loftus Road, but his purchase of the £1.85 spread aroused enough suspicion for the police to be summoned.

    The centre-back was later released when it turned out he had done nothing wrong.

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    Phil Masinga

    Diski Photos: Phil Masinga scores the goal against Congo to send South Africa to the 1998 World Cup Finals.

    Brian Stokes: Shaun Johnson's last minute try against England in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup Semi-Final, heartbreaking.

    Jason Rose: Troy Deeney, play off semi-final Watford v Leicester. Now THAT was a dramatic ending. Do not scratch your eyes.

  88. Rowsell criticises British Cycling

    Cycling

    Joanna Rowsell

    World and Olympic track champion Joanna Rowsell has criticised British Cycling for not entering a rider in the women's time trial at cycling's World Road Championships in Spain.

    British Cycling said before the event it did not select a rider for Tuesday's race, which was won by Germany's Lisa Brennauer, because of the lack of a medal prospect.

    But Rowsell told BBC Radio 4: "If every country took that attitude, there would only be three girls at the start - because there are only three medals."

  89. Warrington coach calls for player protection

    Rugby League

    Warrington coach Tony Smith has called for players to be given more protection after full-back Matty Russell was carried off on a stretcher in the Wolves' play-off win against Widnes last weekend.

    Scotland international Russell required lengthy treatment on the field and later needed to have his front teeth removed after colliding with Vikings forward Macgraff Leuluai, although the Scotland international escaped serious injury.

    Smith is convinced that the contact with Russell's head was accidental, but he told BBC Radio Merseyside: "The onus still has to be on the defender to bend his back and not hit somebody in the head. That's what we're charged to do - to protect our players in our game."

  90. Depleted Tigers 'must show backbone', says Cockerill

    Rugby Union

    Director of rugby Richard Cockerill admits the resolve of his Leicester Tigers side will be tested by their growing injury list.

    Tom Youngs is the latest player to be sidelined after it was confirmed the England hooker will be out for about three months with a shoulder injury.

    "We need to show some steel and backbone," Cockerill told BBC East Midlands Today. "We need to get out there, do what we do and keep the critics quiet. Those that want to throw mud can throw it, and we will just get on with it."

  91. Darko Milanic news conference

    Football

    Darko Milanic tells a news conference he has been told to take Leeds back to the Premier League, but is not under pressure to win promotion this season.

    Darko Milanic

    "It is a dream for everyone to go to the Premier League but it will be difficult," says Milanic.

    "He (owner Massimo Cellino) told me my job is to make the squad better and be prepared to play in the Premier League. I have no time scale. I have to do a great job as soon as possible. I know that everyone has pressure. It's not new for me."

  92. Get involved

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    Some more comments on our talking point of dramatic deciders.

    Matthew Jones: Beckham in 2001 against Greece, sending England to the World Cup.

    David Beckham

    Farhaad Limbada: Australia vs SA semi final of 1999 Cricket World Cup. Match tied after run-out of Allan Donald and heroics of Lance Klusener.

    StoneWall Sid: The dramatic India Vs Pakistan bowl out (in 2007 T20 World Cup). Nervy stuff.

    Get involved on Twitter, using #bbcsportsday.

  93. Darko Milanic news conference

    Football

    New Leeds United manager Darko Milanic confirms Neil Redfearn, who was caretaker manager after Dave Hockaday was sacked in August, will remain with the club.

    "Yesterday I talked with him (Redfearn) and if I want to know something about the team or players, I'll speak to him," says Milanic.

  94. Hooker Owens has neck scan

    Rugby union

    Ken Owens

    Scarlets and Wales hooker Ken Owens has had a scan to determined the severity of a neck injury he suffered during training, the regional side announced on Wednesday.

    Owens missed the Scarlets' Celtic League win over Italian outfit Treviso last week.

    "We have undergone a thorough process of consultation with specialists over the last few days in regards to Ken's injury, and will decide on the best course of action in the coming days," Scarlets' head of performance Andrew Walker said.

    Owens, 27, has started Wales' last three Tests and, if fit, is likely be included in the squad for next year's World Cup.

  95. Darko Milanic news conference

    Football

    More from new Leeds United manager Darko Milanic.

    "For everyone Leeds is a big name but three weeks ago they were far away from me," says Darko Milanic, who has left Austrian side Sturm Graz to take over at Elland Road.

    "My first challenge is Saturday's match. People in Europe say the Championship is very difficult."

  96. Honeymoon over for Paderborn

    Football

    Bayern Munich

    Paderborn's fairytale start to the season came to a juddering halt last night as they lost 4-0 to reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

    Bayern moved above their opponents at the top of the table as Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller all got on the scoresheet.

    Newly promoted Paderborn slip to fourth.

  97. Darko Milanic news conference

    Football

    New Leeds United manager Darko Milanic is talking at his first news conference.

    Darko Milanic

    "I'm very motivated and excited for the new job," says Milanic. "This is a very big club, a traditional club with great supporters and they have a very good quality in the team.

    "They want to get back to the Premier League and I'm proud to be here. I have to improve the team and I will try to do my best. It was not a difficult decision to join Leeds."

  98. Walton set for loan move

    Football

    Brighton & Hove Albion manager Sami Hyypia says young goalkeeper Christian Walton may go out on loan in order to gain first-team experience.

    The highly rated 18-year-old is yet to make his senior club debut but is an England Under-20 international.

    "When you are young, you need games. We have been thinking maybe a short loan deal would be good for him," Hyypia said.

  99. Garcia 'not Fergie's biggest fan'

    Golf

    Rob Hodgetts

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    Sergio Garcia, a lifelong Real Madrid supporter, admitted he wasn't Sir Alex Ferguson's biggest fan but said it was fascinating to hear him talk to the European Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles on Tuesday night.

    "It's always interesting to pick his brain and see what things he's gone through," said the Spainard. "It was really, really interesting, and I'm actually glad that I got to know him a little bit better.

    "There were a lot of little quotes. But obviously hard-working, confidence, belief, never giving up. Those are some of the things he mentioned. Just keep fighting until the end. It doesn't matter if you're two down with three to go or five down with eight to go. So even if you lose, at least make it as tight as possible. It's always important."

  100. Springboks change two

    Rugby union

    South Africa make two changes ahead of their Rugby Championship clash with Australia on Saturday.

    Francois Hougaard replaces Ruan Pienaar at scrum-half, while Tebojo Mohoje comes into the back row in place of Francois Louw.

    The Springboks are currently third in the standings and have only beaten Argentina so far.

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    We've had a great response so far from you discussing the most dramatic deciding moments in sport. Here are a selection of the latest comments.

    Remember, you can get involved on Twitter, using the hashtag #dramaticdeciders or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Polar Bear: How about the 2003 Rugby World Cup final? Extra time. Jonny Wilkinson drop goal. The country went mad.

    Jonny Wilkinson

    Ky Lewis: Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor's "Black Ball Final" in the 1985 World Snooker Championship.

    Tom Moffitt: Alex Waller's last-second try of extra-time to win the Premiership this year for Northampton Saints.

  102. History gives Garcia Ryder Cup motivation

    Golf

    Europe's Sergio Garcia says the European team are still fired up by the USA's historical domination of the Ryder Cup, despite winning seven of the last nine matches.

    "We know how important the Ryder Cup is to all of us," Garcia said. "When the US has dominated the Ryder Cup for so many years, as a European you come out and you want to try to level that up. It just gives you extra motivation."

    The United States leads the overall rivalry 25-12-2, having gone unbeaten from 1959 to 1983.

  103. Summerhayes targets Pyeongchang gold

    Winter sports

    Nick Hope

    BBC Olympic sports reporter

    Katie Summerhayes

    Freestyle skier Katie Summerhayes says the disappointment of missing out on a medal at the Sochi Olympics is fuelling her desire to claim gold in Pyeongchang in 2018.

    Summerhayes, 18, qualified for the first Olympic ski slopestyle final in third place but finished seventh.

    "I look back every day and I'm still really gutted," Summerhayes said.

    "I keep thinking if I hadn't put my hands down it could have been so different but I've had that in my mind throughout training this summer and I'm going to get that Olympic gold."

  104. Sharapova knocked out

    Tennis

    Maria Sharapova

    Maria Sharapova is out of the Wuhan Open in China after losing 7-6 7-5 to Swiss world number 61 Timea Bacsinszky.

    It's the biggest win of Bacsinszky's career as her only previous victories over top 10 opponents have come by retirements.

    Angelique Kerber of Germany and France's Alize Cornet also made it through to the quarter-finals.

  105. Woosnam's Europe Ryder Cup dream team

    Golf

    Ian Poulter

    Veteran Welsh golfer Ian Woosnam has picked his Europe Ryder Cup dream team. Woosnam was Europe captain when they beat the United States in 2006.

    Ian Poulter (pictured) is included, but who else makes the side? Find out on our golf pages.

  106. Ryder Cup revelations

    Golf

    Rob Hodgetts

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    "Ryder Cup captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson edged closer to revealing their opening pairings with the make-up of Wednesday's practice groups.

    "Graeme McDowell, the 2010 US Open champion, said he has been getting to know the enigmatic Victor Dubuisson which could suggest they will be teaming up together this week.

    "Close friends Ian Poulter and Justin Rose won both their foursomes matches at Medinah and won two of three matches at Valhalla in 2008 and are sure to team up again at Gleneagles."

    That potential partnership of G-Mac and the man they call V-Dub is certainly an intriguing one, and as luck would have it, BBC Scotland's Tom English has written this excellent feature on the mysterious Frenchman.

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    Some more of your comments on the most dramatic finishes to sporting events. Keep your suggestions coming in to us on Twitter using the hashtag #dramaticdeciders and we will publish the best suggestions on this page throughout the day.

    Michael Thomas

    John Tully: Easy. Arsenal winning the title at Anfield in 1989! Best ever dramatic moment in football.

    Nick Fitness: Surely the Isner-Mahut Wimbledon match from 2010. It went on for three days.

    Kathryn Bate: 2008 F1 title decider in Brazil. Massa thought he won only for Hamilton to get fifth place in the rain and steal the title.

  108. On this day in sport

    1776: The St Leger, the oldest of the five Classic horse races, was run for the first time at Doncaster. The race, which had only five runners, was won by the 2-1 favourite Allabucilia.

    Ben Johnson

    1988: At the Seoul Olympics, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson (pictured left) won the 100m final in a world record time of 9.79 seconds. The time was expunged from the records and the gold medal taken from him when drug tests proved he had taken performance-boosting anabolic steroids.

    2006: Europe won the Ryder Cup for the fifth time in six matches with a record-equalling 18.5-9.5 victory at the K Club, near Dublin.

  109. Wiggins targets world hour record

    Cycling

    Sir Bradley Wiggins

    Ahead of this afternoon's world time-trial championship, some interesting news from Sir Bradley Wiggins, who says he will attempt to break the world hour record next year.

    "I want to prepare for it properly," he said. "It will give me something to get out of bed for in the winter."

    Wiggins said he had been inspired by the efforts of Jens Voigt, the 43-year-old German who set the new record of 51.115km last week.

  110. Magath open to offers

    Football

    Felix Magath

    Sacked Fulham manager Felix Magath has told German media that he plans to stay in England and wait for the right offer to come along.

    "I'm going to stay in England and I will see what comes," Magath told Sportbild. "I still believe my methods can still help at some clubs."

    Magath was sacked with Fulham rooted to the bottom of the Championship with one point from eight matches.

    Hope he's not waiting by the phone.

  111. Torres off the mark

    Football

    Corriere dello Sport

    Our final back page this morning comes from Italy's Corriere dello Sport, and it's good news for Fernando Torres. The Chelsea man made his first start for AC Milan after signing a two-year loan deal, and he marked it with a goal.

    The Rossoneri were 2-0 down away at Empoli, but Torres pulled one back with a looping header before Keisuke Honda got the equaliser. It finished 2-2.

  112. Get involved

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    This morning, in honour of Liverpool's epic penalty shootout win, we're asking for your favourite dramatic sporting deciders. A heads-up: we're now using the hashtag #dramaticdeciders for this one.

    John Petrie: Borg & McEnroe tie break, just brilliant and gave another set. Can watch it over and over again

    Adam Heap: T20 super over - Sydney 6ers bowled out for 1 run in 4 balls v Perth Scorchers who replied with 4 off the first ball to win!

    Charles Deane: Once competed in the dreaded "bowl-out" in cricket. A lot tougher than it looks, especially in pouring rain.

    And well done to ZeeZee7, who correctly identified Traianos Dellas as the scorer of that crucial silver goal at Euro 2004.

  113. Stephen Gallacher news conference

    Golf

    More from Europe's Stephen Gallacher, and he is enjoying the Ryder Cup experience so far. He says: "It was nice to hear Sir Alex Ferguson talk last night.

    "We have had a good laugh around the team room and we're having fun. It has been a good week, but a quick week. I played golf yesterday and it was good hitting the first tee and to get a practice round in."

  114. Carroll: Injury lay-off a 'nightmare'

    Football

    Andy Carroll

    Here's an interesting line on West Ham from BBC Sport's Frank Keogh:

    West Ham striker Andy Carroll says being injured has been "a nightmare" but he hopes to return to training soon after undergoing an ankle operation.

    Carroll, 25, who had surgery in the United States in July, is running again and on track for a return in December.

    "I was devastated," he said of being told he would be out for four months.

    "The last place I want to be is in the treatment room. Watching the lads outside every day - it's a nightmare. They're doing what I want to do."

  115. Ryder Cup

    Golf

    Rob Hodgetts

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    "Glorious morning at Gleneagles. Dew on the ground, clear sky over the Ochil Hills. The practice range has taken on an American hue as Tom Watson's players limber up before the second day of practice.

    "As both captains edge closer to revealing their hands for Friday's pairings, today's practice groups might offer some clues."

  116. Today's US practice groups

    Golf

    Hunter Mahan

    And in the spirit of BBC impartiality, here's how things are shaping up for the American team this morning.

    Bubba Watson is going out with Webb Simpson (his partner at Medinah), Hunter Mahan and Zach Johnson.

    Phil Mickelson partners Keegan Bradley (another successful pairing from the 2012 Cup), Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker.

    And that leaves Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth in the final group.

    No pictures of the team hanging out with a legendary football (sorry, soccer) manager, but here's one of Hunter Mahan playing the bagpipes. Happy?

  117. Stephen Gallacher news conference

    Golf

    Europe's Stephen Gallacher has been speaking at a news conference before this week's Ryder Cup and is expecting a fantastic event at Gleneagles.

    He says: "The course is perfect. It's going to be great for viewing with lots of birdies, especially coming down the stretch with a couple of par fives.

    "The Ryder Cup is all about the drama and passion and we will get that. I feel ready for playing now and I'm a better golfer than I was 10 years ago."

  118. Today's Europe practice groups

    Golf

    Europe Ryder Cup team

    Who's buddying up at Gleneagles today then?

    For Europe, it's three groups of four this morning.

    Rory McIlroy partners Martin Kaymer, Victor Dubuisson, and his old mucker Graeme McDowell.

    Ian Poulter is paired with his usual parter Justin Rose, as well as Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson.

    Which means the last quartet features Thomas Bjorn, Lee Westwood, Stephen Gallacher, and Jamie Donaldson.

    No place for Sir Alex this morning, but here he is enjoying some Fergie time with the lads last night.

  119. Ronaldo on fire

    Football

    Marca front page

    Our tour of this morning's papers touches down in Spain for a look at Marca. They're leading on yet another phenomenal performance by Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese bagged four goals in a supreme display as Real Madrid routed Elche.

    Just the 21st La Liga hat-trick, then...

  120. Milner issues ultimatum

    Football

    Daily Star

    The Daily Star leads on Arsenal's exit from the League Cup, but there's also an interesting yarn on James Milner. Perhaps emboldened by his terrific performance against Chelsea at the weekend, Milner has apparently threatened to quit Manchester City if he doesn't get more game time.

    "I just want a fair crack of the whip, a few more games than I got last year," Milner says. He's in line for a start tonight against Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup, which may not be exactly what he had in mind.

  121. McIlroy: 'we should embrace favourites tag'

    Golf

    More from McIlroy:

    He's asked whether the tag of being favourites is something that Europe should be wary of. "We should embrace being favourites," he says. "We deserve it, we've played well this year."

    Asked whether he or Ian Poulter would be a more valuable scalp for the Americans, McIlroy modestly says Poulter, "because his record in this format is superb". Can't argue with that.

  122. McIlroy 'couldn't take eyes' off Fergie

    Golf

    Now, we're going to switch gears for a bit here and check in at Gleneagles, where Europe's world number one Rory McIlroy has been sounding off at the first press conference of the day.

    The Northern Irishman is particularly effusive about Sir Alex Ferguson's speech to the European team last night.

    "For me it was the highlight of the week so far," McIlroy says. "I was just sat there looking up at him, I couldn't take my eyes off him." Blimey. Not the kind of wistful recollection of Fergie that you'll be reading in Roy Keane's autobiography.

    McIlroy also takes questions about his new driver. Will he be using it this week?

    "It's looking likely that it's going to be in the bag this week," McIlroy says, bristling a little at the comparison with Phil Mickleson, who struggled in 2004 when he changed clubs.

  123. Real to raid Reds for Raheem?

    Football

    Mirror back page

    A brief look now at this morning's back pages, and we begin with an absolute doozy of a transfer story, courtesy of the Mirror. They reckon that Real Madrid could sign Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling next summer.

    According to the paper, the Liverpool star "is top of Carlo Ancelotti's hit-list after his stunning form for club and country".

    What do you make of that then, Liverpool fans? Do you fear losing Raheem?

  124. Swans sink Everton

    Football

    Swansea City

    Elsewhere, Everton's mixed start to the season continued as they were bundled out of the Cup by Swansea. Nathan Dyer, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Marvin Emnes grabbed the goals in a 3-0 victory.

    Fulham recorded their first win under caretaker manager Kit Symons as they squeezed past Doncaster 2-1, while fellow Championship strugglers Cardiff suffered a 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth.

    But the result of the night was achieved by League Two's Shrewsbury Town, who saw off Championship promotion chasers Norwich 1-0 in a classic cupset at Greenhous Meadow.

    If there's a Football League manager with a better name than Shrewsbury's Micky Mellon, I'm yet to hear it.

  125. Saints outgun Arsenal

    Football

    Southampton

    One match that didn't need penalties, silver goals, bowl-outs or double overtime was Arsenal's tie with Southampton, as the Saints ran out 2-1 winners in normal time. Alexis Sanchez put the Gunners ahead, but Dusan Tadic levelled from the spot and a howitzer from Nathaniel Clyne ensured that Ronald Koeman's side go into the hat for the fourth round.

    "We lacked a bit of experience at the back, but overall they did well. We gave a lot and it's frustrating not to be able to score in the second half," said Arsene Wenger.

  126. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Greece score silver goal

    On that note, we're asking you this morning for your most dramatic sporting deciders. Does anything compare to the drama of a lengthy penalty shoot-out? What about the toe-to-toe intensity of a tennis tie-break? Or the wham-bam mayhem of a Twenty20 Super Over eliminator in cricket? You can even nominate something a little more left-field, like showjumping's dreaded jump-off (arguably the most nerve-shredding gold medal of London 2012) or the dearly departed silver goal in football.

    As usual, let us know on 81111, on Twitter at #bbcsportsday, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    PS - Ten bonus points if you can name the Greece defender netting a crucial silver goal at Euro 2004 in the picture above.

  127. Liverpool prevail in epic shoot-out

    Football

    Liverpool

    But before all that, it would be remiss of us to begin without looking back at the best of the action from last night's League Cup ties, and in particular an epic penalty shoot-out at Anfield.

    Thirty penalties were needed to separate Liverpool and Middlesbrough, with the Reds eventually triumphing 14-13. We were even treated to the sight of the keepers stepping up to take a spot-kick. Spare a thought for poor Albert Adomah, who eventually brought the mayhem to an end when he blasted his second penalty wide.

    If that's whetted your appetite for more shoot-out marathon madness, we've got a feature this morning on six of the most epic shoot-outs of all time.

  128. Good morning!

    Hello and welcome to Sportsday. We've got quite a day ahead of us, with League Cup action this evening, the latest news from the Ryder Cup preparations at Gleneagles, an England one-day international squad announcement, and the small matter of a world time trial championship featuring everyone's favourite sideburned Knight of the Realm, Sir Bradley Wiggins. Phew!

    Ready for all that plus the best of social media and transfer gossip? Yes? Well then, let's crack on.