Got a TV Licence?

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

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

Live Reporting

Jamie Strickland and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Sportsday Live

    That's it for Sportsday Live for Tuesday. You can keep up to date with all of the evening's football action, including Chelsea and Manchester City in Champions League action via the BBC Sport website. and there will be commentary from Stamford Bridge on BBC Radio 5 Live.

    Sportsday Live will resume at 08:00 on Wednesday.

  2. Ellis extends London Irish deal

    Rugby Union

    Hooker Gerard Ellis has signed a two-year contract extension with London Irish, which will keep him at the Premiership club until at least 2017.

    The 21-year-old progressed through the club's academy, having joined London Irish at the age of 14, and has made 17 senior appearances, scoring two tries.

  3. Olympic champion Phelps arrested


    US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested for driving under the influence, authorities have said.

    Police in Baltimore, Maryland, said he was stopped for speeding after being caught going 84mph (135km/h) in a 45mph zone early on Tuesday morning.

  4. Passmoor sees bright future for Notts Ladies


    Notts County Ladies manager Rick Passmoor is confident his side can learn from an injury-ravaged season and begin to challenge for trophies.

    The Lady Pies secured their place in the Women's Super League next year with back-to-back wins over leaders Chelsea and then Everton, who were relegated following their defeat at Meadow Lane.

    Two victories from their last two matches could see Notts finish as high as fourth in the eight-team league.

    "We can build on this," Passmoor told BBC Radio Nottingham. "I am sure it won't be long before we bring some silverware back."

  5. Pressure off Catalans - Millard

    Rugby League

    Fiji winger Daryl Millard says a lack of pressure has helped Catalan Dragons progress to the last four of the Super League play-offs.

    Laurent Frayssinous' side ended the regular season in seventh and were long odds to be outright winners.

    However play-off victories at Leeds and then Huddersfield moved Catalans within 80 minutes of a first Grand Final.

    "That's one of the advantages we do have, we don't have that much pressure on us," Millard told BBC Sport. "We're enjoying what we're doing, we've all got our jobs to do and if we're doing our job we'll be in with a shout in the game."

  6. Stewart backs 'superstar' Verstappen

    Formula 1

    Max Verstappen

    Sir Jackie Stewart says it is a "big ask" for Max Verstappen to make his grand prix weekend debut in Japan aged 17, but if he delivers, he has the potential to be a "superstar".

    The Dutchman will drive for Toro Rosso, for whom he will race in 2015, in first practice at Suzuka on Friday.

    "The world is looking at him - and that's not a small piece of pressure," Stewart, 75, told BBC Sport. "He has been sensational early in his career, but F1 is another story."

  7. Vonn set to return to slopes

    Alpine Skiing

    Lindsey Vonn is set to ski for the first time in 10 months this week as she targets a December return to the World Cup circuit.

    The 2010 Olympic downhill gold medallist and four-time World Cup champion had major knee surgery in January after a crash in November which ruled her out of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

    "A lot of people don't think I will be back," she said. "That's fine. The other girls are probably feeling pretty comfortable withoutme out there. When I do come back I think they'll see that they can't be comfortable anymore."

  8. Coming up

    BBC Radio 5 live

    5 live sport's commentary game at 1945 is Sporting Lisbon v Chelsea, and they willl keep everyone updated with what's going on at Manchester City as they host Roma.

    Before kick off, Mark Pougatch and the 5 live sport team are asking: Is Pellegrini right to rotate Hart? They are after your thoughts on this via text on 85058 or you can Tweet @bbc5live.

    Commentary can be found:

    And straight after the final whistle, Mark hosts the football social taking your calls on 0500 909 693 (lines open from 2100)

  9. Wane disappointed at Man of Steel omission

    Rugby League

    Wigan's Matty Smith

    Wigan coach Shaun Wane says it is "strange" that none of his players are in contention for the Man of Steel award and is "gutted" that Matty Smith failed to make the shortlist.

    Daryl Clark (Castleford), Chris Hill (Warrington), Jamie Peacock (Leeds) and James Roby (St Helens) are the players in contention for the prestigious award, which is renamed this year as the Steve Prescott Man of Steel in memory of the late ex-St Helens, Hull and Wakefield full-back.

    "I thought Matty would have had a chance with what he has done when [half-back partner] Blake Green has been out. He's led the team really well. He was already high in my estimation and he's gone even higher this year," said Wane.

    "I'm gutted for him. The four who have been picked are quality players but to not have anybody from the Wigan team is pretty strange."

  10. Champions League latest


    The first goal of the night in the Champions League has already been scored with Thomas Muller putting Bayern Munich 1-0 ahead in Moscow against CSKA.

    Muller netted a 22nd-minute penalty as his side bid to win their second game in the competition.

  11. Champions League - Group H look ahead


    Shakhtar Donetsk will play their first home Champions League game of the season in Group H, but the match against Porto will take place not at the club's home ground in eastern Ukraine, but more than 600 miles to the west in Lviv, because of the conflict in Donetsk.

    Shakhtar will be looking for their first win after drawing 0-0 with Athletic Bilbao in their opening game. In Tuesday's other Group H match, BATE Borisov host Bilbao.

  12. Hutchins to take up ATP role


    Recently-retired tennis player Ross Hutchins has left his role as tournament director of the Aegon Championships to take up a new position as the ATP's vice-president of player relations.

    The 29-year-old former Commonwealth Games silver medallist will be replaced at Queen's Club by the tournament's managing director Stephen Farrow.

    Hutchins said: "It was a privilege to be the tournament director of the Aegon Championships, but this is an opportunity I could not turn down.

    "It's a great honour to join the ATP as vice-president, player relations. With my playing career only recently behind me, I've always known that I wanted to remain in professional tennis after retiring as a player."

  13. Queen of the South appoint Fowler


    Queen of the South have appointed James Fowler as their new manager.

    Fowler joined the Championship club during the summer as player-coach and has been in temporary charge since Jim McIntyre left for Ross County.

    "I've enjoyed the last few weeks being interim manager so to get the job is a great feeling," Fowler told BBC Scotland.

  14. Osvaldo rules out Saints return


    Dani Osvaldo

    Forward Dani Osvaldo says he has no intention of returning to Southampton, with the club-record signing keen to complete a permanent move to Inter Milan.

    The 28-year-old swapped Roma for the south coast in a deal worth up to £14.6million in August 2013 but managed just five months at St Mary's before being shipped out on loan to Juventus following an altercation with team-mate Jose Fonte.

    Osvaldo joined Inter on loan at the start of this season and told Sky Sport Italia: "The club is important and there is also an important project. My wish is to remain here. I'd like to stay in the same team for more than two years."

  15. Champions League - Group G look ahead


    As well as Chelsea travelling to Sporting Lisbon, Group G's other game on Tuesday features Schalke against Maribor with all four teams on a point apiece after the first round of games.

    Schalke go into the match on a high after a 2-1 derby win over Borussia Dortmund last weekend.

    Maribor, who are in the group stage for the first time in 15 years, have yet to win against German opposition but they have lost just one of their last six European away games.

  16. Champions League - Group F look ahead


    In Group F, Paris St Germain face Barcelona while Apoel Nicosia take on Ajax.

    PSG, who drew with Ajax on matchday one, will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic because of a heel problem as well as captain Thiago Silva and forward Ezequiel Lavezzi and in their absence they struggled to a 1-1 draw at Toulouse on Saturday.

    Apoel are making only their third appearance in the Champions League and are facing their fifth game in two weeks, but they have a good home record with 15 wins in 18 matches at Nicosia's GSP stadium in last year's championship.

  17. Champions League - Group E look ahead


    It's a busy night of Champions League action and CSKA Moscow and Bayern Munich get things under way in Group E at 17:00 BST.

    The home side are seeking their first points after losing to Roma in their opener while Bayern beat Manchester City last time out.

    The game is being played behind closed doors after fan unrest during the Russian side's group stage match against Czech club Viktoria Plzen last season.

    Manchester City play Roma in the other Group E contest.

  18. Demand high for Rugby World Cup tickets

    Rugby Union

    Demand for next year's Rugby World Cup has been so high that ballots will take place for some seats for every match to determine who gets tickets.

    At least 20 of the 48 matches will see a ballot held for all price categories with the demand also ensuring almost all of the lower-price categories will be sold out, even for the less high-profile games.

    The sales window closed on Monday and the outcome of the ballots will be revealed in October, with any unsold tickets going on general sale in November.

  19. Whyte handed 15-year director ban


    Craig Whyte

    Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte has been disqualified as a director for the maximum tariff 15 years for failing to avoid conflict of interest in the running of the club.

    The ruling comes following proceedings brought by the Insolvency Service.

    The disqualification, which takes effect from 21 October, prevents Mr Whyte from being a company director or in control of a company until 20 October 2029 without permission from the court.

  20. McCourt back for Northern Ireland


    We brought you the Northern Ireland squad earlier but we really ought to put some meat on the bare bones of that list.

    Brighton's Pat McCourt has been recalled for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and Greece, while Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is also back in the squad after suspension although has been out of action with an ankle injury in recent weeks.

    Ryan McLaughlin and Ben Reeves return after missing the win over Hungary with injury, while Ryan McGivern is also back.

  21. Murphy & McBride help Fulham search


    Danny Murphy

    Former Fulham players Danny Murphy and Brian McBride have been included on a five-person committee to help owner Shahid Khan find a new manager.

    The Whites sacked Felix Magath earlier this month, with under-21 boss Kit Symons placed in caretaker charge. Symons has won two of his three games in the dugout and has declared an interest in taking the job permanently.

    Ex-Sunderland striker Niall Quinn, academy boss Huw Jennings and season-ticket holder David Daly will also assist Khan.

  22. Formula E eyes multiple manufacturers


    Formula E, the world's first electric motorsport series, is hoping to attract three or four manufacturers next year with the ultimate aim of becoming a fully-fledged world championship.

    The inaugural season, which began in Beijing this month, is a one-make format but Formula E chief executive Alejandro Agag said on Tuesday the regulations allow competition between manufacturers after that.

    "I would hope that we have three or four different makers of motors and batteries in the championship for year two," the Spaniard told

  23. Is KP ready to lift the lid on ECB fall-out?


    Kevin Pietersen

    Don't expect too many revelations overnight mind you. He's got a book out next month after all...

  24. Amorosino signs for Blues

    Rugby Union

    Cardiff Blues have announced the signing of Argentina international back Lucas Amorosino.

    The 28-year-old, who can play wing or full-back, has had spells at Leicester, Montpellier and Oyonnax and has agreed a deal until the end of this season.

    He has made 37 appearances for Argentina, most recently in Rugby Championship games against New Zealand and Australia, and also featured during the 2011 World Cup.

  25. McGinley keen to return to playing


    Paul McGinley

    Victorious Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley admits he has no idea how he will perform when he returns to action in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship this week.

    The 47-year-old's game has been on the back burner since assuming the captaincy role in January 2013 and he has also been suffering with a shoulder injury but he is set to compete in the pro-am event played over the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.

    "I'm not tired and I don't feel like I want to pull away," said the Dubliner. "The Dunhill is a tournament I've always enjoyed playing, I love playing on those golf courses. God knows where my golf game is. I feel like no work has gone into my golf game the last six months."

  26. O'Neill names Northern Ireland squad


    Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has named his squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Faroe Islands on 11 October and Greece on 14 October:

    Carroll (Notts County), Mannus (St Johnstone), McGovern (Hamilton), Hughes (Brighton), Baird, McAuley (both West Brom), J Evans (Man Utd), McGivern (Port Vale), Cathcart (Watford), R McLaughlin (Liverpool), C McLaughlin (Fleetwood), McCullough (Doncaster), Davis (Southampton), Brunt (West Brom), Clingan (Kilmarnock), C Evans (Blackburn), Norwood (Reading), Ferguson (Newcastle), Paton (Dundee Utd), Reeves (MK Dons), McCourt(Brighton), Lafferty (Norwich), McGinn (Aberdeen), Ward (Derby), McKay (Inverness), Magennis (Kilmarnock), Grigg (MK Dons).

  27. Waerea-Hargreaves back in Kiwi squad

    Rugby League

    Sydney Roosters' Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has returned to the New Zealand squad for the Four Nations after he was left out of May's Anzac Test against Australia.

    He joins team-mates, centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall and winger Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, plus props Sam Moa and Isaac Liu.

    Penrith three-quarters Dean Phare and debutant Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, the 19-year-old great grandson of former Kiwis captain Steve Watene, are called into the training squad.

    New Zealand begin the Four Nations with a trip to Brisbane to face Australia on 25 October as part of a double-header, followed by England against Samoa at the same venue.

  28. Herrera sustains fractured rib


    Manchester United have suffered a further injury blow with the news that midfielder Ander Herrera could face a spell out with a rib injury.

    The club tweeted that the 25-year-old suffered a fractured rib against West Ham on Saturday and they will monitor his fitness over the next few weeks.

  29. McKinlay to concentrate on Hornets role


    Billy McKinley

    Billy McKinlay is to step down as Northern Ireland's assistant manager after being appointed as head coach with Watford.

    McKinlay replaced Oscar Garcia on Monday after the Spaniard stepped down following a spell of ill-health.

    "In accepting the head coach position at Watford, I recognise I've got to concentrate my efforts solely on this club role," said McKinlay. "I am very grateful to both the Irish FA and to Michael O'Neill. But there is no question in my mind that my attention must be fully on bringing success to Watford."

  30. Champions League: Manchester City v Roma (Tuesday 19:45 BST)


    Former Arsenal frontman Gervinho has claimed manager Arsene Wenger showed no faith in him during two seasons with the Gunners.

    The 27-year-old Ivory Coast international was a disappointment at the Emirates but has thrived since moving to Roma last summer and will face Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

    'I feel like a new player in Italy. It is very hard to have confidence in yourself when the coach does not have confidence in you - and it's clear at Arsenal that confidence was not shown in me," he said.

  31. Get involved

    Usain Bolt top

    We've been asking for your best sporting mementoes and we've been inundated with suggestions. Some are impressive, others less so, but no doubt the eye-catcher thus far is the signed Usain Bolt shirt above.

    These are obviously pretty hard to come by - so if you want one it helps to be an Olympic athlete yourself, which former European and Commonwealth 110m hurdles champion Andy Turner most assuredly is.

    He sent us the above picture with the comment: "Had to get the big man to sign his top to my kids."

    Andy has rather laid down the gauntlet there - so let us know if you can trump him. In the meantime, here's some more of your best mementoes:

    Alexandra Lowit: My other half has a golf glove signed by Seve after he caddied for him in 1990.

    Chad Ravage: A sweaty wristband caught from jeremy bates at wimbledon... now pride of place in the loft!

    Jord: Xabi Alonso shirt from Istanbul, signed by the whole team.

  32. 2020 programme to be discussed


    The International Paralympic Committee will meet next Tuesday in Berlin to discuss which sports should be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

    Twenty-four sports are in the running for 2020 - the 22 sports that will feature at Rio 2016 together with para-badminton and para-taekwondo, the two new sports that progressed following the initial application process.

    A maximum of 23 sports can be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports programme.

  33. Ibrahimovic named in Sweden squad


    Sweden coach Erik Hamren has included captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic in his squad for their home Euro 2016 qualifiers against Russia and Liechenstein, despite the Paris Saint-Germain striker missing this week's Champions League clash with Barcelona due to injury.

    PSG released a statement on Monday saying that Ibrahimovic, Sweden's all-time leading scorer with 50 international goals, would miss the game against the Spanish giants due to an injured left heel.

  34. Happy birthday Martina

    Martina Hingis

    It's time to say a few happy birthdays, and first on the list is Switzerland's five-time major winner Martina Hingis, who turns 34 today.

    Former Netherlands midfielder and ex-Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard is 52, Alex Rae, the former Millwall and Rangers midfielder, turns 45, Stoke defender Ryan Shotton, currently on loan at Derby, is 26, Notts County's ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll is 37 and former Scotland scrum-half Gary Armstrong is 48.

  35. Tiggy Wiggy to miss Longchamp meeting

    Horse Racing

    Richard Hughes on Tiggy Wiggy

    The prolific two-year-old filly Tiggy Wiggy is to miss the chance to make it seven wins from nine starts this season in Sunday's Prix de l'Abbaye on Flat racing's Arc day at Longchamp in Paris.

    Her trainer Richard Hannon says the winner of the Cheveley Park Stakes has "done enough" for this year.

  36. Murray goes through in Beijing


    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport

    Andy Murray

    "Andy Murray beats Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (9-11) 6-4 6-2 to reach the second round of the China Open, where he will play Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas.

    "It was hard going for Murray over two hours and 29 minutes, but just two days after winning his first title for 15 months it extends an encouraging run of form for the British number one."

  37. Parling to be out until December

    Rugby Union

    England second row Geoff Parling is expected to be out until December with concussion, Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill has announced.

    Parling, who played in England's first two Tests in New Zealand in the summer, was concussed during a pre-season friendly in Edinburgh last month and suffered another blow to the head against Bath recently.

  38. Sporting Lisbon v Chelsea (19:45 BST)


    Diego Costa

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is ready to risk striker Diego Costa in tonight's Champions League Group G match away to Sporting Lisbon.

    Costa, 25, has a fragile hamstring and was a substitute when Chelsea drew their opening group game with Schalke.

    "There is a risk, yes, but he plays," said Mourinho. "Hopefully everything goes well. It's an important game for us."

    There will be live text commentary on this match on the BBC Sport website, plus live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

  39. Ashes incentive for Hampshire signing Bird


    Hampshire first-team coach Dale Benkenstein says the incentive of Ashes selection was a key reason for signing Australian pace bowler Jackson Bird.

    The 27-year-old made his Test debut for Australia in December 2012 and, having recovered from the back injury that prevented him from playing for Northants in 2014, is on the fringes of the squad for next year's Ashes series in England.

    "I think he is world class and I'm sure he's pushing for an Ashes place," Benkenstein told BBC Radio Solent. "It is a great place to be from our point of view. He has everything to gain."

  40. NFL player 'gets penalty for praying'

    American Football

    A Muslim NFL player has received a penalty after celebrating a touchdown by dropping to his knees in prayer, US media say.

    Husain Abdullah scored for the Kansas City Chiefs as they defeated the New England Patriots 41-14.

    He slid on his knees then pressed his forehead against the end zone grass.

  41. Maynard appointed by Somerset


    Former Glamorgan and England batsman Matthew Maynard has been named as Somerset's new director of cricket.

    The 48-year-old succeeds Dave Nosworthy, who has returned home to South Africa.

    "I'm very excited about being involved with such a talented group of players and I can't wait to get started," former England assistant coach Maynard told the Somerset website.

  42. Murray back on track in Beijing


    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport

    "Murray levels at 6-7 (9-11) 6-4 against Jerzy Janowicz at the China Open, the British number one sealing the set with an ace out wide.

    "It's been hard going for Murray as he struggles to really find his rhythm but he's battling hard, and Janowicz helped him out with a woeful smash and serve-volley effort to drop serve. The winner will play Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas."

  43. England captain Cookey joins Surrey


    Pamela Cookey

    England captain Pamela Cookey has left Team Bath to join Superleague rivals Surrey Storm for the 2015 campaign.

    The 30-year-old shooter had a spell with Storm in 2012, but has spent the majority of her career at Bath, winning five league titles with the club.

    Cookey is in recovery after suffering an Achilles injury at the end of last season, which forced her to miss this summer's Commonwealth Games.

    "I am excited to see what I can contribute to the Storm attacking unit," she said.

  44. Yorkshire pair win Writers awards


    Yorkshire openers Adam Lyth and Alex Lees have been honoured by the Cricket Writers Club following the team's Championship title win.

    Lyth, 27, has been named Championship Player of the Year, while his 21-year-old partner won the Young Cricketer of the Year award.

    Lees is the fourth Yorkshire player in the last seven years - and the 11th overall - to take the young cricketer award.

    You can read more on Lyth in Sam Sheringham's feature piece.

  45. Champions League: Arsenal v Galatasaray (Wednesday 19:45 BST)


    Olivier Giroud

    Arsene Wenger also said that French striker Olivier Giroud's new contract with the Gunners is "done".

    The 28-year-old, who is currently out injured with an ankle problem, was reported to have been signed a new deal, and Wenger says that everything is in place barring the formalities.

    When asked about the situation with Giroud, Wenger said: "It is done. We want stability and to keep the core of our team together. Giroud is an important player here. It is agreed. When it is completely done, we will announce it."

  46. Champions League: Arsenal v Galatasaray (Wednesday 19:45 BST)


    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Kieran Gibbs

    Arsenal take on Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday. After losing to Dortmund in their opening game, manager Arsene Wenger knows a victory is important at the Emirates.

    "We are maybe more under pressure to win the game than if we had won the first, but we want to win our home games," said the Frenchman, who is celebrating 18 years in charge of the Gunners.

    Kieran Gibbs, who was also facing the media, paid tribute to Wenger's influence

    "I met him when I was 16," said Gibbs. "I feel proud to be part of his team. He's believed in a lot of players and I thank him for that."

  47. Manchester United could travel overseas for friendlies


    Manchester United director Richard Arnold says the club are thinking about playing midweek friendlies abroad.

    With no Champions League football this season and after exiting the League Cup early, Arnald says the lucrative fixtures overseas are something the club will "continue to look at".

  48. Murray struggles in Beijing


    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport

    "Andy Murray had a quick turnaround after winning the title in Shenzhen on Sunday and has made a slow start to his China Open campaign, falling 5-1 down against Poland's Jerzy Janowicz. The British number one finds his feet to reel off five straight games and has two set points on the Pole's serve in the tie-break, but Janowicz takes it 11-9 and Murray smashes his racquet in anger."

    You can follow the latest scores via the ATP website.

  49. Mirallas faces spell out through injury


    BBC Radio Merseyside reports that Everton forward Kevin Mirallas looks set for a spell on the sidelines after a hamstring injury.

    The 26-year-old was forced off after 30 minutes of the Merseyside derby on Saturday.

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez said: "It's not a straightforward diagnosis but the signs are not great, Kevin is an ultra-fit boy and when he has to come off in that sort of game you know that something is majorly wrong. Once we've got a clear idea on what the injury is, we've got to put a good plan is place."

  50. Chiefs fans find their voices

    American Football

    Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs

    Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs whose fans are now officially the loudest in the NFL.

    They broke the record on Monday night at the Arrowhead Stadium as their team took on the New England Patriots.

    The stadium occupants set a Guinness World Record by reaching 142.2 decibels in the first half of the game, according to the club, beating the previous record of 137.6 decibels held by the Seattle Seahawks.

    To give you an idea of how loud they were, a jet engine at 100 feet is about 140 decibels.

  51. Scotland squad in full


    Scotland resume their attempt to qualify for Euro 2016 when they play Georgia on 11 October and Poland on 14 October.

    Manager Gordon Strachan named his squad today, which runs as follows:

    Gordon (Celtic), Marshall (Cardiff City), McGregor (Hull City); Berra (Ipswich Town), Forsyth (Derby County), Greer (Brighton & Hove Albion), Hanley (Blackburn Rovers), Hutton (Aston Villa), Martin (Norwich City), Reynolds (Aberdeen), Robertson (Hull City), Whittaker (Norwich City); Anya (Watford), Bannan (Crystal Palace), Brown (Celtic), Bryson (Derby County), Burke (Nottingham Forest), Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion), Fletcher (Manchester United), Gauld (Sporting), Maloney (Wigan Athletic), McArthur (Crystal Palace), Morrison (West Bromwich Albion); Fletcher (Sunderland), May (Sheffield Wednesday), Martin (Derby County), Naismith (Everton).

  52. Nadal wins on comeback


    Rafael Nadal won his first match after three months out with a straight-sets win over France's Richard Gasquet at the China Open in Beijing.

    The 14-times Grand Slam winner has been out since before Wimbledon with a wrist injury picked up in training but came through 6-4 6-0.

  53. Hull's Sagbo joins Wolves on loan deal


    Yannick Sagbo

    Hull City striker Yannick Sagbo has joined Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a loan deal until January.

    Sagbo, 26, scored four times last season following his move from Evian but is yet to feature in the Premier League this term.

    With Hull out of both the Europa League and the Capital One Cup, manager Steve Bruce has been looking to trim some peripheral players.

  54. Britons qualify for Wheelchair Doubles Masters


    Jordanne Whiley and partner Yui Kamiji after their US Open win

    Grand Slam winner Jordanne Whiley is among nine Britons who have qualified for the 2014 Wheelchair Doubles Masters which take place in California from 5-9 November.

    Whiley became the first British female to win a Doubles Masters title last year when she partnered Japan's Yui Kamiji to victory and the pair went on to complete a calendar year Grand Slam of women's doubles titles this year.

    As well as Whiley, Lucy Shuker and Louise Hunt have qualified for the women's doubles while Gordon Reid, Marc McCarroll and David Phillipson are in the men's doubles and Jamie Burdekin, Andy Lapthorne and Antony Cotterill are in the quad doubles.

  55. England prop Corbisiero out until 2015

    Rugby Union

    Alex Corbisiero

    Northampton Saints and England prop Alex Corbisiero will miss England's autumn internationals after sustaining a shoulder ligament tear.

    The 26-year-old, who missed much of last season with a knee problem, picked up the fresh injury in Saints' win over Bath on Saturday.

    He is now expected to be out of action until early 2015.

  56. Sturridge & Sakho stay home for Liverpool


    Daniel Sturridge and Mamadou Sakho will not travel ahead of Liverpool's Champions League tie at FC Basel on Wednesday, the Liverpool Echo reports.

    Sturridge has yet to recover from the thigh strain while Sakho has been left out by manager Brendan Rodgers after he stormed out of Anfield ahead of the weekend's Merseyside derby after being left out of the squad.

    Sakho later apologised for making "a bad choice".

  57. Get involved

    You've been sending us your sporting mementoes in your droves. It seems these big stars are very generous with their possessions.

    Here's just a sample of your responses so far:

    Craig Jonathan Muir: signed John Terry shirt. Has been put in a frame and on the bedroom wall much to the delight of the other half.

    Af: Ally Mcoist once gave me an autograph and then gave me his pen.

    Abiram J: Personalised signed book by Frank Lampard.

    Paul Pope: I've got a signed Baseball by Phillies player Chase Utley, sporting hero/man-crush (also named my child after him).

    Oggie: NBA player Chris Paul gave me two pairs of game worn sneakers.

    More of the same please. The odder and sweatier the better. The Twitter hashtag is #mysportingmemento. You can also get in touch on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  58. May and Gauld get Scotland calls


    Sheffield Wednesday striker Stevie May and Sporting Lisbon midfielder Ryan Gauld have been included in the Scotland squad to face Georgia and Poland in their Euro 2016 qualifiers next month.

    Aberdeen defender Mark Reynolds is among just three Scottish-based players in the selection alongside Celtic pair Craig Gordon and Scott Brown.

  59. Azinger won't rule out Ryder Cup return


    Paul Azinger

    Former Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger is open to the possibility of leading the United States in 2016.

    Phil Mickelson sparked fierce debate following defeat at Gleneagles when stating his support for Azinger's winning formula in Valhalla in 2008.

    Asked about the chances of returning as captain at Hazeltine, Azinger said: "I'm not going to rule anything out."

  60. Swindon approach Norwich over Loza


    Swindon Town are interested in signing Norwich City striker Jamar Loza on loan, as cover for the injured Jon Obika.

    The 19-year-old Jamaica international has been the subject of enquiries from a number of clubs and Swindon have joined the race after learning that Obika will be out for 12 weeks with a shoulder injury, BBC Wiltshire reports.

  61. Question of Sport Teaser

    Your devilish teaser for Tuesday is: Which six players currently at Roma have also played in the Premier League?

    We'll bring you all the answers this afternoon.

  62. Murray starts Beijing Open campaign


    Andy Murray begins his campaign today at the Beijing Open in China.

    The Scot, who won last week's Shenzhen Open, has just started his opening match against Poland's Jerzy Janowicz, the world number 36.

    You can follow the latest via the ATP website.

  63. Sky announce Roche signing

    Road cycling

    Team Sky have announced the signing of Irishman Nicolas Roche as one of five new riders for 2015.

    The 30-year-old, who has a wealth of Grand Tour experience, is joined at the British squad by Scot Andrew Fenn, Czech rider Leopold Konig, Dutchman Wout Poels and Lars Petter Nordhaug, who has re-signed for Team Sky after two years away.

    Roche's signing is significant as it strengthens Chris Froome's support for the 2015 Tour de France, while simultaneously weakening Alberto Contador's squad as the Irishman was previously at Tinkoff-Saxo.

  64. Get Involved

    Today is National Heritage Day and to celebrate we want to know what are your best bits of sporting memorabilia.

    Do you have a treasured signed shirt or programme in your collection or something a bit more unique?

    Tweet us your items of memorabilia using #mysportingmemento and we will let you know the best.

  65. A pair of boots only a mother could love



    Gareth Bale should be easy to spot the next time he charges down the wing at the Bernabeu after taking possession of these eye-catching boots from Adidas.

    OK, that's enough now. They're starting to hurt the back of my eyes.

  66. Ofcom asked to look at TV rights sale


    Dan Roan

    BBC Sport

    "Virgin Media has asked Ofcom to open a formal investigation under the Competition Act 1998 into the arrangements by which the FA Premier League sells live UK television rights to its games.

    "They consider that significant consumer harm resulting from escalating rights costs can be addressed by targeted changes to the way in which live rights are sold, while preserving the benefits of joint selling. A review is required with the next auction imminent and a further 60% inflation in costs predicted.

    "Brigitte Trafford, Virgin Media's Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, said: 'The rapidly rising cost of Premier League live broadcast rights means UK fans pay the highest prices in Europe to watch football on TV. Virgin Media has asked Ofcom to investigate how the rights are sold ahead of the next auction.'"

  67. Wawrinka suffers surprise loss in Japan


    Stanislas Wawrinka

    Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka suffered a shock defeat in the opening round of the Japan Open, losing 7-5 6-2 to local wildcard Tatsuma Ito, the world number 103.

    The Australian Open winner struggled throughout the contest, dropping serve four times and hitting 25 unforced errors in his first tour event since losing to Ito's compatriot Kei Nishikori at the US Open earlier this month.

    Ito has never made an ATP final and had only two previous wins on tour this year.

  68. Hull City name change plan in arbitration


    Assem Allam

    The Football Association has confirmed its decision to reject Hull City's name change to Hull Tigers is in arbitration.

    Hull owner Assem Allam revealed earlier this month that he had reacted to April's FA Council decision by putting the club up for sale and mounting an appeal.

    The Egyptian initially said the case was being handled by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which reported no knowledge of it, and it was later revealed the appeal was being heard by the FA.

    A confidentiality clause meant the governing body had been unable to confirm the appeal but a statement on Tuesday read: "The club has chosen to commence an arbitration under Rule K of the Rules and Regulations of The Football Association to challenge the decision of The FA Council.

    "The Football Association and the club have agreed to confirm that an arbitration has commenced and once a decision has been reached it will be published."

  69. Philander back in South Africa squad


    Seam bowler Vernon Philander has returned from injury to be included in South Africa's one-day squad for their series in New Zealand in late October and Australia the following month.

    Philander missed the triangular tournament win over Australia and Zimbabwe last month but returns in place of Mthokozisi Shezi.

    Batsman JP Duminy will captain the T20 team in Australia as regular skipper Faf Du Plessis is rested along with AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn.

  70. Get involved

    It seems Alan Pardew is going to remain in charge at Newcastle United for the time being, but we're still interested in your views on the subject. Here's a few more of your responses:

    John McEnerney: The machine is broken so fix it, Mike Ashley has enough to pay Alan Pardew off get him out, its clear his methods aren't working!

    Samuel Hall: Time seems to be up for Pardew after every result nowadays. Not sure anything will be done about it yet - unfortunately.

    Jamie: I've supported Pards for a long time but we've played the same team with no improvement all season, time to go.

    Thanks for your input on this one so far. Remember it's #bbcsportsday for your Twitter comments while the BBC Sport Facebook is also at your service 24/7.

  71. Santos signs for FC Goa


    Andre Santos

    Former Arsenal defender Andre Santos has signed up for the inaugural Indian Super League.

    The 31-year-old former Brazil left-back will turn out for the FC Goa franchise, coached by his legendary countryman Zico, for the inaugural season starting in mid-October.

    Santos, who played for Arsenal from 2011 to 2013, has been without a club since leaving struggling Brazilian side Flamengo in August.

  72. Collina welcomes new concussions rule


    Uefa referees' chief Pierluigi Collina says new concussion rules that come into force in the Champions League this week will clear up any doubts about when players are able to continue after suffering a head impact.

    The new rules agreed by Uefa and Fifa will affect all matches and give referees the ability to stop games for up to three minutes to allow the team doctor to carry out an on-pitch assessment.

    Only the team doctor will then have the authority to decide whether the player can continue.

    Collina said: "I am pleased the new procedure in case of concussion will be implemented this week.

    "The new procedure gives referees a clear view of who makes the final decision on whether a player can continue to play or has to leave the game. I hope this will lead to improved health and safety of players overall."

  73. Get involved

    We've teamed up with Football Focus presenter Dan Walker to give you the chance to join in with his popular #tuesdayteamnews.

    All you need to do is come up with a fabulous player that fits the bill. Today's team is a #TakeAwayXI so for example, Naani would be perfect!

    Remember to tweet #TakeAwayXI & #TTN in your reply

  74. On this day in 2012 - Europe celebrate Ryder Cup success


    Martin Kaymer celebrates his winning putt at Medinah in 2012

    On this day two years ago, the European Ryder Cup team were once again in the the headlines after they retained the Ryder Cup in the match dubbed the Miracle of Medinah.

    Europe were 10-6 down going into the final-day singles, but won 8½ of the 12 points available, with Martin Kaymer's defeat of Steve Stricker securing the trophy for Jose Maria Olazabal's team.

  75. Pardew safe for the moment


    Alan Pardew

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew's job is under no immediate threat despite Monday's 1-0 defeat at Stoke and he will remain in charge for Saturday's trip to Swansea and beyond, Press Association Sport reports.

    Pardew has been the subject of fan protests after the Magpies' winless start to the season which leaves them one place off the foot of the table with just three points from their opening six games.

    However, the Daily Mail reports that Ashley will need to pay £5m if he wants to sack the 53-year-old.

  76. Back pages

    The Sun

    The Sun continues to trumpet Europe's Ryder Cup success and also speculates on a new deal for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.

  77. Wigan 'hung over' from last season


    Wigan Athletic manager Uwe Rosler believes a "hangover" effect from last season has contributed to their moderate start to this campaign.

    The Latics, currently 17th in the Championship, played 62 games in 2013-14 as they competed in Europe, and reached the promotion play-offs and FA Cup semi-finals.

    "I think mentally we have a hangover from last season," the German told BBC Radio Manchester. "This club had to go through an enormous amount of stress, physically, mentally."

  78. Manchester City v Roma (19:45 BST)


    Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole

    Tonight's Champions League Group E encounter between Manchester City and Roma has thrown up a nice sub-plot with Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole expected to line up against each other.

    The former Chelsea and England team-mates will know each other's games inside-out and Roma defender Cole says he is surprised to come up against Lampard so soon after they both left Stamford Bridge over the summer.

    "It will be great to play against people like Joe Hart and Lamps," he said. "I never expected to play against him.

    "If I am selected and Lamps is selected it would be nice. Everyone knows what Lampard brings to any team - he's a great experienced player who scores goals."

  79. Back pages

    Daily Mirror

    The Daily Mirror focuses on Pardew's plight while also looking ahead to Chelsea's Champions League tie with Sporting, with Jose Mourinho set to gamble on the fitness of Diego Costa.

  80. Back pages

    The Times

    The Times looks ahead to Manchester City's Champions League clash with Roma while also devoting half a page to Rory McIlroy's new look.

  81. Back pages

    Daily Telegraph

    The Daily Telegraph dubs Peter Crouch 'The Axe Man' after his goal sends Alan Pardew's Newcastle crashing to defeat at Stoke last night.

  82. Hot Gossip


    Ronaldo wants Old Trafford return, Liverpool chase keeper Valdes, Manchester United line up Coleman move.

    All of this, plus much more, can be found in our daily Gossip column.

  83. No luck for Radwanska in China


    Agnieszka Radwanska in action in China

    Fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska was knocked out of the China Open women's event after losing 6-4 6-4 to Italy's Roberta Vinci.

    But second seed Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova were among the players to make it into the third round. Halep beat China's Zhu Lin 7-5 6-4 while Sharapova was a 6-2 6-2 winner over Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.

  84. Djokovic makes winning start in China


    Novak Djokovic

    World number one Novak Djokovic has made a winning start to his China Open campaign in Beijing.

    Djokovic beat Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2 6-1 while third seed Tomas Berdych also advanced with the Czech player defeating another Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-1 6-2.

    Andy Murray gets his campaign underway later against Jerzy Janowicz of Poland.

  85. Hibs stun Rangers at Ibrox


    Struggling Hibernian stunned Championship title hopefuls Rangers as three goals in 14 first-half minutes earned the Edinburgh side a surprise 3-1 win at Ibrox.

    Hibs travelled to Glasgow second-bottom in the league but dismissed concerns about their early-season form.

    Two goals from Jason Cummings and another by David Gray sealed the win for the visitors.

    Nicky Law's reply early in the second half was no more than a consolation for Rangers who stay in second place, six points behind leaders Hearts.

    You can see highlights of the match here.

  86. Get involved

    We asked you if Alan Pardew's time at Newcastle is finally up after their winless start to the Premier League season continued at Stoke last night.

    Here's a selection of your responses:

    Les Dawson: Alan Pardew feels as comfortable as a lame turkey sitting on hill of paxo listening to Christmas carols.

    Winston Insane: The Stoke result should be the last straw but if not, one more similar result has to be the final nail in Pardew's coffin.

    DeMill13: Newcastle are only 3 points a drift of Everton and 4 from Liverpool - it's not that bad for them!!

    Lewis Powell: His time was up weeks ago. I can't watch him drag down the club I love anymore! David Moyes for me!!!

    Andrew Priestley: Money is the problem at Newcastle. Pardew won't resign, he wants his pay-out. Ashley won't sack him, compensation is too much.

    Please keep them coming. Get in touch using #bbcsportsday or via the BBC Sport facebook page.

  87. Lambert to check on Benteke after scoring return


    Paul Lambert will check on Christian Benteke's fitness tomorrow after hailing the Aston Villa striker's comeback from a ruptured Achilles as a "positive step", the Birmingham Mail reports.

    Benteke appeared to come through his first 63 minutes of action in six months unscathed during the Under-21s' win over Bolton.

    The striker marked his return with a goal from the penalty spot in the 3-0 victory behind closed doors at Bodymoor Heath.

  88. Sheridan forced to retire with neck injury

    Rugby Union

    Andrew Sheridan

    Former England and Lions prop Andrew Sheridan has been forced to retire because of a neck injury.

    The 34-year-old won 40 caps for England and toured with the Lions in 2005 and 2009.

    He will now start a new career in the wine trade.

  89. Jamie Moore recalls Marbella shooting


    Jamie Moore

    Lots of good stories went up on the BBC Sport website overnight and here's another one from Chris Latchem, who's been speaking to former European champion Jamie Moore.

    Moore, 35, feared he was going to die after he was shot four times by a masked man on the driveway of his Marbella holiday home in August.

    He told BBC Sport: "I had a hollow feeling. It seemed like a dream. I was thinking, 'This is it'."

  90. Lewis a fan of mixed-gender 'Ryder Cup'


    Breaking away from football for a moment and world number one golfer Stacy Lewis has backed the idea of a mixed-gender 'Ryder Cup' tournament.

    Speaking to BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury, the 29-year-old United States player said: "It would be a great thing.

    "Anything like that would help sell our sport. I'd be a huge fan. I'd be all over it and love to play."

    Such competition does not exist in golf, although a mixed event was introduced for the first time at the Youth Olympics this year.

  91. Dawson signs new Baggies deal


    Craig Dawson

    Craig Dawson has signed a new three-year deal with West Bromwich Albion.

    The 24-year-old defender has started all six of Albion's league matches and claimed his first goal for the club in the 4-0 win over Burnley on Sunday.

    Dawson's new deal will keep him at The Hawthorns until 2017 and head coach Alan Irvine said: "Craig was very unsettled when I first arrived in the summer but we as a club were never interested in selling him.

    "We felt he had the potential to be a top centre-back and once he got his head settled and knew he wasn't going anywhere he started to put in very good performances."

  92. Clarke 'disingenuous' on black managers - Kleanthous


    Football League chairman Greg Clarke has been accused of "hiding behind excuses" over a lack of black managers.

    Clarke was criticised for not raising the issue at the League's 2013 AGM but said that was because the club director proposing it left the league board.

    However, that director, Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous, told BBC Sport that Clarke was being "disingenuous".

    Read more from David Ornstein's story here.

  93. Hughes has sympathy for Pardew


    Mark Hughes

    As bad a night as it was for Pardew, it was at least a good one for Stoke boss Mark Hughes who saw his side clamber to 11th place on the back of their second win of the campaign.

    Unsurprisingly, the Welshman thought his troops were good value for the win - but he spared a thought for his beleaguered opposite number.

    "I wish Alan Pardew well," said Hughes. "It's not easy, I've been in that situation. All you can do is work hard and he will be working with his staff to turn things around. They played well for him tonight and that will encourage him.

    "We deserved the win on the balance of play. In terms of chances created we always looked a threat when we broke quickly with pace."

  94. Get involved

    Pardew's plight leads is straight into our first discussion of the day - and it's a nice straightforward one.

    Do you think Pardew's time is finally up, or do you believe there is still a chance for him to turn things around at St James' Park?

    Let us know your thoughts on Twitter using #bbcsportsday, or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  95. Pardew on the brink?


    Alan Pardew

    So, where else to begin today's trawl through the sports headlines but at the Britannia Stadium?

    Pardew said after last night's loss that he and owner Mike Ashley will "have some serious conversations because he doesn't want to lose and neither to do I".

    He added: "I'll probably speak tomorrow or the next day because this team needs to win games. I have to turn it around.

    "I've never really been in this situation before, but I'm a football manager. That's what I do and will continue to do."

    Newcastle are yet to win in the league this season, taking three points from their six games and lying above bottom club Burnley only on goals scored.

  96. Good morning

    A penny for Alan Pardew's thoughts this grey September morning.

    Padrew's Newcastle went into last night's match with Stoke at the Britannia Stadium in dire need of a good result - but Peter Crouch's first-half header ensured the Magpies' winless start to the Premier League season continued.

    Pardew admits "serious conversations" will now have to be had with owner Mike Ashley, who - albeit jokingly - recently said defeat against Stoke would mark the end of the line for his manager.

    We'll watch events in the north-east with interest today, plus we'll have all the build-up to Champions League ties involving Manchester City and Chelsea, and news conferences from Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger and Gordon Strachan, who names his latest Scotland squad at lunchtime.

    Settle in, it's going to be another busy one.

    Welcome to Sportsday.