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  1. Sportsday Live

    That's it for Sportsday Live for Wednesday and it will resume at 08:00 BST on Thursday.

  2. Coming up


    If you want to keep up with tonight's Champions League action you can follow the latest on the BBC Sport website.

    5 Live Sport on BBC Radio 5 Live comes live from the Emirates from 19:00 BST and features live commentary of Arsenal's match with Galatasaray from John Murray, with summaries by former Arsenal defender Martin Keown. There will also be news of Liverpool's game in Basel and a post-match phone-in for you to air your views.

  3. Champions League - Group D preview


    Wednesday's Group D schedule sees Arsenal against Galatasaray while Anderlecht are at home to the early group leaders Borussia Dortmund.

    Dortmund, who beat Arsenal 2-0 last time out, are struggling in 12th place in the Bundesliga and lost 2-1 to Schalke in the Ruhr derby on Saturday.

    But they have lost only one of their last six group matches on the road but Anderlecht are in good form and are already four points clear in the Belgian League.

  4. Oslo set to pull out of Winter Olympic bid

    Winter Sports

    Oslo's hopes of bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympics seem to be at an end after the country's ruling government party voted against providing financial backing for the bid.

    The junior partner in the minority coalition voted against government support in May.

    If Oslo pulls out it will leave just two cities in the race: Beijing and Almaty in Kazazhstan after Stockholm, Krakow in Poland and Lviv in Ukraine pulled out earlier.

  5. Smith hopes to continue lucky week

    Rugby League

    Wigan Warriors half-back Matty Smith is hoping his lucky week continues in Friday's Super League play-off semi-final against Warrington.

    After being named in the Super League Dream Team and signing an extended contract, the 27-year-old also won the club's weekly lotto draw and received a £4,000 tax rebate.

    "Hopefully it is going to get even better with getting ourselves to another Grand Final - and hopefully lift it again," he told BBC North West Tonight.

  6. Get involved


    Dom Hanley: Jurgen Klopp. Played his entire career at Mainz 05 (89-01) and then went on to manage them for 7 years.

    Viv Powers: Surely Ian Callaghan - 640 apps for LFC, only one of three Englishmen to win WC & EC & still President of Official LFC Fan club.

    Mr Howard: I was going to say Roy Race of Melchester Rovers but I forgot about his brief stint at Walford Rovers - traitor!

  7. Champions League - Group B preview


    In Group B, as well as Basel v Liverpool, Ludogorets Razgrad host Real Madrid with the game taking place in the Vasil Levski Stadium in Sofia as their 6,000-seater Ludogorets Arena does not meet Uefa standards.

    The defending champions, who beat Basel 5-1 in their opener, have the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos in their squad.

    The club has good memories of Bulgaria, having come away with a 1-0 win against Levski Sofia in the 1980 European Cup.

  8. Hughes takes lead in title race

    Horse Racing

    Champion Flat jockey Richard Hughes has taken the lead in the title race for the first time this season when completing a double at Salisbury.

    Hughes, who is seeking his third successive title, was victorious on Elysian Flyer and Musicora and now leads Ryan Moore by 145 wins to 144.

    "I know he's not trying to be champion, but I am," said Hughes.

  9. Mannone desperate for first Sunderland win


    Goalkeeper Vito Mannone is happy with Sunderland's defence but admits the players are "desperate" to record a first Premier League win this season.

    Mannone, 26, has kept two clean sheets and conceded only six goals in six games, while the winless Black Cats have drawn five in the top flight.

    "We wanted to reduce the goals and we've done that, but we're desperate to win," Mannone told BBC Newcastle. "We are happy about the clean sheets - once we get three points I think we'll have a good season."

  10. Scott among nominees for top award


    Giles Scott

    Britain's Giles Scott is among the shortlist for the 2014 ISAF World Sailor of the Year awards.

    The world and European champion and world number one in the Finn class is one of five male nominees for the coveted award, with the three female nominees also including British kiteboard racing world champion Steph Bridge.

    The awards, which will be presented on Tuesday, 4 November, are recognised as the top in the sport.

    "It's very flattering to be named alongside some amazing sailors in the Awards shortlist," said Scott, who is based in Portland. "It would be a huge honour for my name to appear on the trophy alongside some legends of our sport, but it'll be a tough call to choose between such different sailors who have all done amazing things within their own disciplines."

  11. Champions League - Group A preview


    In Group A tonight, last year's finalists Atletico Madrid host Juventus while Malmo are up against Olympiakos.

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone returns after serving a one-game ban when his side lost 3-2 at Olympiakos in their opening game.

    Juventus have a perfect record in all competitions thanks in no small part to veteran keeper Gianluigi Buffon.

    Champions League debutants Malmo believe the home match against Olympiakos is their best chance of a victory in the group while the Greeks go into the game on the back of a 1-0 defeat at Atromitos.

  12. Murray in action in Beijing on Thursday


    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray will continue his China Open campaign - and his challenge for a place at November's ATP Finals - at around 09:30 BST on Thursday. The British number one will take on Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas in Beijing, after Rafael Nadal has played Germany's Peter Gojowczyk at 07:30. Should Murray win, he could go on to face US Open champion Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals.

  13. Championship commentary


    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Over on 5 live's sister station sports extra at 19:55 BST there is live commentary from Craven Cottage as Fulham take on Bolton.

  14. 5 live Sport

    BBC Radio 5 live

    A reminder about tonight's programme with Mark Pougatch, which comes live from Emirates from 19:00 BST and features live commentary of Arsenal's Champions League match with Galatasaray from John Murray, with summaries by former Arsenal defender Martin Keown. There is also news of Liverpool in Basel and a post-match phone-in for you to air your views.

  15. Dunhill Links Championship


    Hugh Grant (left) with Huey Leiws

    A host of celebrities will be on show again at the annual Dunhill Links Championship beginning tomorrow at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns in Scotland.

    There is sure to be drama as Twin Peaks and Sex and the City actor Kyle MacLachlan teams up with Paul McGinley in a four-ball with Homeland star Damian Lewis, who partners Robert Karlsson.

    There is a football showdown as Alan Hansen joins Andrew Johnston alongside Jamie Redknapp and Ross Fisher, while Sir Ian Botham, Hugh Grant (pictured with musician Huey Lewis) Tim Henman, Damon Hill, Shane Warne, Greg Kinnear and Sir Steve Redgrave are among those also taking part.

  16. No problem with Moyes - Ferdinand


    More from former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand, who says he has no issue with ex-United boss David Moyes.

    "I've got nothing against him as a person," said the QPR player. "He's a gentleman, a great man. As I said, I've never had any bad words to say about him at all in that respect as a person."

    Regarding the criticism of Sir Alex Ferguson for not strengthening the squad before his departure, Ferdinand adds: "So he goes and then it all falls apart? So that's his fault? How can people say that? I don't think the buck stops with Sir Alex Ferguson at all."

  17. Russell ready to go

    Rugby League

    Warrington coach Tony Smith will make a late decision on the fitness of Matty Russell for Friday's semi-final against Wigan after the full-back suffered a nasty facial injury in their opening play-off win over Widnes.

    He was named in Smith's 19-man squad on Wednesday after resuming full training but will be further assessed by the coach after the squad's final run.

    "We haven't made a final decision on him," said Smith. "He's been given the all-clear - he can't do any more damage and his dentist has told him he has fractured high in his teeth so he's probably going to lose them - but we've got to work out whether Matty is able to play with that discomfort.

    "I'm expecting him to say he's alright to go and I totally trust his decision. He'll go and give it his all if he goes on the park."

  18. #OneClubHeroes


    Carles Puyol
  19. Get involved


    More of your favourite stalwarts at #oneclubheroes

    Richard Watt: Astounded that there's no mention of Willie Miller, won everything with Aberdeen, his only club - 797 games.

    Stephen Watts: John Trollope - record 770 league appearances for Swindon Town. Was with the club from 1960 till 1996 as player and coach.

    Alex Dunn: Tony Hibbert at Everton! The legend with no goals has to be one of the best one club wonders ever.

  20. Ferdinand attacks England set-up


    Former England captain Rio Ferdinand says England's players are "treated like complete babies" compared to some of their international counterparts.

    Ferdinand, 35, won 81 caps between 1997 and 2011 and made the comment in his new autobiography.

    The QPR defender was impressed by how Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, then coaching the Netherlands, dealt with his players at this year's World Cup - he "treated his players as grown-ups." wrote Ferdinand.

  21. Emile Heskey interview


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Recalling that 3-3 draw in November 2002, the former Liverpool striker told 5 live Breakfast: "The funny thing is with teams such as Basel is that, I don't say you take them lightly, but when you do your preparation, you don't know as much about them as you possibly should. But we definitely knew about them afterwards.

    "We knew that our first-half display wasn't good enough. There was no finger pointing or anything like that, but you've got to understand that it's not good enough. You've got to go out there and perform.

    "It's not ideal being 3-0 down. What can a manager say? He can come out and give you a rollicking, but you've still got another half there to go out and perform, and another half to show what we're capable of doing."

  22. Liverpool in Basel


    Basel v Liverpool in November 2002

    Liverpool are in Basel tonight and will be hoping for an improvement on their visit there in November 2002, when they were sent out of the competition. They went three goals down within 30 minutes but despite securing a 3-3 draw with goals from Danny Murphy, Vladimir Smicer and Michael Owen it was not enough.

  23. Champions League - Group C preview


    Champions League action starts this evening at 17:00 with Zenit St Petersburg hosting Monaco in Group C.

    Both sides won their opening games in the competition and Zenit, managed by former Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas, are unbeaten in 14 games in all competitions, winning 13.

    Monaco lost 1-0 at home to rivals Nice last weekend. Coach Leonardo Jardim has blamed referees for his team's inconsistent results this season and it is worth noting that tonight's game will be refereed by Mark Clattenburg.

    In the other game in the group, Bayer Leverkusen are up against Benfica.

  24. 'Stage was set' for loanee Williams - McCarthy


    Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy told BBC Radio Suffolk he was not surprised to see Jonny Williams mark his return to the Championship club with a goal at Sheffield Wednesday last night.

    The Wales midfielder is back at Portman Road for a second loan spell from Crystal Palace and netted the equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Hillsborough.

    "I know every Ipswich fan around the world is delighted to see Jonny Williams is back," said McCarthy. "The stage was set for him to score the equaliser."

  25. Dettori eyes Longchamp triumph

    Horse Racing

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC horse racing correspondent

    Frankie Dettori

    Frankie Dettori will ride the 2013 Epsom Derby winner Ruler Of The World in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in Paris as he looks for a fourth win in the race.

    Before injury prevented him from taking the mount on eventual winner Treve last year, Dettori had an unbroken run of 25 rides in Flat racing's late-season pan-European championship.

  26. Get involved #oneclubheroes

    Jake Sleet: It's easy to play for one club when that club is Milan/Utd/Barca/Madrid. More impressive is Le Tiss.

    Jonny Mousley: For me it has to be Matt Le Tissier aka 'Le God'. Even Xavi himself cited him as a childhood inspiration. #oneclubheroes

    Chris Yeates: Surely the greatest #OneClubHeroes has to be @mattletiss7, scored vital goals to keep @SouthamptonFC in the Prem, and last at the Dell!

  27. Galatasaray facts


    Galatasaray finished runners-up in their domestic league last term, nine points behind champions Fenerbahce, and are in their 13th Champions League group stage campaign. They have twice been quarter-finalists, in 2012-13 and 2000-01.

  28. Arsenal facts


    Arsenal have never lost in 90 minutes to a Turkish side. They have conceded just once in nine meetings, a 2008-09 group stage fixture at Fenerbahce which the Gunners won 5-2. Their overall record is five wins and four draws.

  29. Galatasaray facts


    Galatasaray have not won in nine visits to English clubs, drawing three and losing six. Their overall record against English teams is three wins, eight draws and seven defeats. Their latest reverse came in last season's round of 16 when they went down 2-0 at Chelsea in March after a 1-1 draw in Istanbul.

  30. Arsenal facts


    Bastian Schweinsteiger scores for Bayern Munich against Arsenal in March

    Arsenal are in the group stage for the 17th successive season, they departed last year in the round of 16 for the fourth consecutive time when Bayern Munich ended their hopes for the second year in a row with a 3-1 aggregate win.

  31. #OneClubHeroes


    Manuel Pellegrini
  32. Essex's Phillips retires


    Essex spinner Tim Phillips has retired at the age of 33 after 16 seasons with the Chelmsford side.

    The Cambridge-born bowler made 78 first-class appearances since his debut for Essex in 1999, taking 132 wickets. He averaged 26.80 and 26.18 with the ball in one-day and T20 matches respectively, and scored 2,779 runs across all formats.

  33. Ellis joins Huddersfield

    Rugby League

    Huddersfield have confirmed the signing of half-back or hooker Jamie Ellis, 24, who becomes their second recruit from Castleford.

  34. Get involved


    We're asking for your one club heroes, players that have remained loyal to their teams. Please send your favourites in to #oneclubheroes

    Jonny Mousley: For me it has to be Matt Le Tissier aka 'Le God'. Even Xavi himself cited him as a childhood inspiration.

    Andy Cadle: The only one club hero who's actually played for two clubs- Dean Lewington of Wimbeldon/MK Dons.

    Chris Mawdsley: John Askey. Macc Town legend. Played 698 games, scored 168 goals. Current Manager. Been at the club non stop since 1984.

  35. Sharapova through in China


    Maria Sharapova

    Fourth seed Maria Sharapova has beaten Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in round three of the China Open 6-1 7-6 (7-3).

  36. McIlroy wins PGA Tour accolade


    Rory McIlroy in practice for the Dunhill Links

    World number one Rory McIlroy's superb achievements in 2014 continued when he was named the PGA Tour's Player of the Year for a second time. The 25-year-old Northern Irishman has won The Open, the US PGA, the WGC Bridgestone Invitational and helped Europe to retain the Ryder Cup.

  37. Hulk subjected to racist chants


    The Russian newspaper Sport Express reports that Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk was the target of racist chants from visiting Spartak Moscow fans on Saturday.

  38. Powell back with Broncos

    Rugby League

    Former London Broncos head coach Rob Powell has returned to the club as their new head of youth.

    Powell, 34, who was sacked in July 2012 after 18 months at the helm, has been appointed as the successor to Darren Higgins, who has joined Castleford in a talent development role.

  39. #OneClubHeroes


    Gary Kelly
  40. Europa League


    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been talking ahead of Thursday's Europa League meeting with Besiktas at White Hart Lane and tells the club's Twitter feed: "We expect a tough game. They're unbeaten in Turkey. We believe in our skill and potential. We know and respect Besiktas but we want three points."

  41. Takeaway XI


    Takeaway XI

    In his unique style, Football Focus presenter Dan Walker asked for your "takeaway XIs" yesterday and here is the team. Don't shoot the messengers.

  42. Chamakh thanks Warnock over injury care


    Marouane Chamakh

    The London Evening Standard reports that Crystal Palace forward Marouane Chamakh has thanked manager Neil Warnock for being patient with him as he recovered from his latest hamstring injury.

    Chamakh came on as a substitute in last weekend's 2-0 win against Leicester after a month on the sidelines with Warnock admitting that he could have brought the 30-year-old back sooner but did not want to risk anything.

    "I did not want to take any risks because last year I had the same injury and when I came back, I was out again for two weeks," he said. "I have worked really hard this month so I was happy to come back on Saturday."

  43. Rangers duo face bans


    Rangers duo Bilel Mohsni and Kris Boyd have both been issued with notices of complaints by new Scottish Football Association compliance officer Tony McGlennan.

    Both players were involved in off-the-ball incidents during Monday night's surprise 3-1 defeat to Scottish Championship rivals Hibernian at Ibrox and have each been offered two-match bans after being accused of "violent conduct".

    They have been given until Thursday to accept their bans or face a principal hearing on 9 October.

  44. McDowell reveals Gleneagles secrets of success


    After the excitement of last weekend's Ryder Cup victory, in his latest BBC Sport column, Graeme McDowell reflects back on the drama at Gleneagles and praises the influence of European captain Paul McGinley.

  45. Coleman names six uncapped players


    Wales boss Chris Coleman has named six uncapped players in his squad for their Euro 2016 home qualifiers against Bosnia-Hercegovina on 10 October and Cyprus three days later.

    Wolves midfielder Lee Evans earns a senior call-up in the absence of Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey and David Vaughan.

    Leicester City forward Tom Lawrence and Reading striker Jake Taylor could make their debuts at Cardiff City Stadium while Charlton defender Rhoys Wiggins and goalkeepers Kyle Letheren (Dundee) and Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere) are also included.

  46. One Club Hero vote


    The vote for who is your favourite one club hero has now closed.

    The winner is Manchester United's Ryan Giggs with 34.0% followed by Southampton ace Matthew Le Tissier (16.3%) and Paolo Maldini (14.6%).

    Thanks to everyone who voted. Keep your suggestions coming via #oneclubheroes or #oneclubwonders

  47. #OneClubHeroes


    Ledley King
  48. Get involved #oneclubheroes

    Pieter De Boiserie: Olivier Deschacht for Anderlecht. debut in '01 and captain since '08 350 games for his club and still going

    Fiifi Forson: Not a United fan but l have secretly admired Ryan Giggs high octane performances over the years. Money can't buy those #oneclubheroes

    SJ Wilding: Has to be Kem Izzet, over 470 appearances for @ColU_Official from 2001-13 #legend

  49. Prior targeting England return


    Sussex cricket manager Mark Robinson says wicketkeeper Matt Prior is determined to return to the England set-up once he recovers from injury.

    The 32-year-old, who has had surgery on an Achilles tendon problem, lost his central contract for 2014-15.

    "Matt is a driven, hard man who has got a lot of medals and a lot of scars as well," Robinson told BBC Sussex. "The danger is when you look too far ahead but a bloke on a mission and with a dream is quite dangerous."

  50. Top three disqualified at the Asian Games


    800m final at the Asian Games

    There has been drama in the men's 800m at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea after all three medal winners were disqualified.

    Mohammed Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia won ahead of Abdulrahman Musaeb Bala of Qatar and Abraham Kipchirchir Rotich of Bahrain, but Abdulazis was disqualified for obstruction with the latter two having their results cancelled for lane violations.

    Gold has gone to Iraq's Adnan Almntfage.

  51. National Heritage Day

    From Pele's signed shirt to Lionel Messi's autographed boots, a 1963 Ryder Cup dinner mat and a 1966 World Cup final seat - you found plenty of historic items in your attics and cupboards on National Heritage Day yesterday, when we asked you to send in pictures of your sporting mementos.

    Read all about it on the Get Inspired section of the BBC website now.

  52. Karanka rues dropped home points


    After seeing his Middlesbrough side draw 1-1 with bottom club Blackpool on Tuesday, head coach Aitor Karanka has warned his players that dropping points at home will seriously affect their chances of winning promotion from the Championship.

    "These are the kind of games where, if we want to do something, we cannot lose points," Karanka told BBC Tees. "We lost two and the worst thing for me was the way we played. The players played for themselves and on their own. We have to play as a team.

    "I'm angry, but if you see the table, we're three points off the top."

  53. Totti thanks Manchester City


    Francisco Totti

    We told you earlier (09:12) about Manchester City's light-hearted jibe to Roma before last night's game about Francesco Totti never having scored in England. Well, the man himself has thanked City for giving him extra motivation to score the equaliser at the Etihad

    "City's tweet? It really brought me luck," Totti told Gazzetta dello Sport. "It was a beautiful goal and a good performance. I really wanted to score as soon as possible as I had not found the back of the net this season. But above all, I am thrilled for my team because we have shown a lot of strength, which was not easy."

  54. ICC playing conditions


    The first day of October sees the introduction of some new playing conditions for international matches, including Real-Time Snickometer being included in the ICC List of Approved Technology and T20 innings being increased from 80 minutes to 85 minutes.

  55. Kimetto gets Kenyan homecoming


    Dennis Kimetto

    Dennis Kimetto has been given a hero's welcome on his return to Kenya after breaking the world marathon record in Berlin last weekend.

    The 30-year-old was given a red carpet reception and adorned with garlands on his arrival at Nairobi airport before being taken on a victory tour of the capital.

  56. Get involved #oneclubheroes

    Andrew McMillan: Johnny Watt currently into his tenth year playing for @ColeraineFC

    Chris Rhodes: Ledley King; top player throughout his career at @SpursOfficial and didn't even train. Miraculous. #oneclubwonder

    Stuart: Lewis Stevenson of Hibernian

    It's not too late to get your suggestions in via #oneclubwonders or #oneclubheroes

  57. One club hero vote


    We have 10 players for you to choose from on the right side of your screen as we look to find our one club hero.

    Voting closes at 13:00 BST and terms and conditions can be found here.

  58. Guidetti backs Celtic for first Europa League win


    Celtic striker John Guidetti has backed the Hoops to grab their first Europa League win without him.

    The on-loan Manchester City hitman has scored three goals in his first four games for the Parkhead outfit but will miss his new side's Europa League game against Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday as his move did not come inside the Uefa transfer deadline.

    "The boys are going to do fantastic," he said. "I'm going to watch from the stands, which is even worse because you get more nervous. This was the game I would love to play in but this is life and I have 100 per cent belief in the boys that they're going to do well."

  59. #OneClubHeroes


    Sir Trevor Brooking
  60. Saints' Amor ready for his 'biggest game'

    Rugby League

    St Helens forward Kyle Amor says the Super League play-off semi-final against Catalans will be the biggest match he has played in rugby league.

    Amor joined Saints this year from Wakefield and it will be the first time he has featured in the latter stages of the play-offs. "It's something I've not done before, so personally it's probably the biggest 80 minutes of my career," he told BBC Radio Merseyside.

    "I was at Wakefield and we got one taste of the play-offs but we were only in for one week, so in terms of experience in the play-offs I'm still only a pup. To get to a Grand Final would be something tremendous."

  61. Joseph set for new sport

    Rugby League

    Phil Joseph

    Widnes prop forward Phil Joseph is swapping his rugby boots for boxing gloves in the off-season as he takes the first step towards becoming a professional fighter.

    Joseph, 29, who has nicknamed himself the 'Widnes Wrecking Ball', will work under world champion trainer Oliver Harrison, who looks after WBC silver middleweight title-holder Martin Murray and WBA intercontinental super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding.

    "Boxing is how I lost a lot of weight and it's helped me be in the position I'm in as it got me in shape to have another go at Super League with Widnes," he said.

    "I must stress to the fans that my rugby league is the priority and I'll be doing everything in the pre-season as I normally would. I'll be working with Oliver on the boxing technique on top of the Vikings training so by the time Super League comes round I'll be in the shape of my life."

  62. Morgan begins MCC role


    Former International Cricket Council president and England & Wales Cricket Board chairman David Morgan has begun his role as president of the MCC, succeeding former England captain Mike Gatting.

  63. Patel agrees new Warwickshire deal


    New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel has agreed a new contract with Warwickshire for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

    The 34-year-old took 107 wickets in all competitions this summer and was named the county game's most valuable player by the Professional Cricketers' Association.

    "His experience and cool head has helped the team triumph in many pressure situations and everyone at Warwickshire is thrilled to secure his return," Warwickshire director of cricket Dougie Brown told the club website.

  64. Brooking backs non-EU proposals


    Sir Trevor Brooking and Greg Dyke

    Sir Trevor Brooking has backed Football Association chairman Greg Dyke's plan to reduce the number of non-EU players within English football by up to 50% - but does not expect to see B teams brought in anytime soon.

    Brooking, who recently retired from his role as director of football development at the FA, told BBC Sport: "There's been a lot of talk about B teams and that wasn't well received and I think that's difficult to put into practice.

    "But the reduction of non-EU players is something that definitely would be welcome. There have been a lot of [overseas] players who aren't good enough and then go down to a lower Premier League club or even into the Championship. That really gets everyone frustrated when you know that a young English player could do a better job.

    "Our biggest challenge is the small percentage of English players playing regularly in the Premier League. It's around 30% but we'd like it to be around 55-60% like it is in Germany. We need them to be playing regular Premier League football."

  65. Get involved #oneclubheroes

    P S Parameswaran: Ryan Giggs of course. He scored goals, created many, won everything he can & was also a manager for few games.All at #mufc.

    Dale Blagden: Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs! Who else could thee be that is that great and also loyal

    Simon Law: Easily the greatest #oneclubwonder is @mattletiss7 #LeGod

    Continue to send us your suggestions via #oneclubwonders or #oneclubheroes

  66. Djokovic beats Pospisil in Beijing


    Top seed Novak Djokovic has eased into the quarter-finals of the China Open after a 6-3 7-5 win over Canada's Vasek Pospisil.

    Djokovic will face fifth seed Grigor Dimitrov or Spain's Pablo Andujar in the next round.

  67. Nishikori makes winning start in Tokyo


    Kei Nishikori

    US Open finalist Kei Nishikori thrilled his home fans by beating Ivan Dodig in his opening match at the Japan Open.

    The fourth seed, who won last week in Kuala Lumpur, triumphed 6-3 6-4 at the Ariake Colosseum and will next face American Donald Young.

    "Winning Kuala Lumpur gave me more confidence," Nishikori said. "I try not to pay attention to the crowd or what the opponent is doing, but it's always good to play at home. I can feel the support here."

  68. Another Lancaster signs a new contract...

    Rugby League

    No, not Stuart. This time it is teenage winger Callum Lancaster, who has signed a new long-term contract with Super League club Hull FC.

    The 17-year-old, who made his first-team debut in May, scored eight tries in five Super League appearances for Hull and will remain with them until 2017.

  69. #OneClubHeroes


  70. Fernandez Lobbe to miss Championship climax

    Rugby Union

    Former captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe will miss Argentina's Rugby Championship game against Australia following the birth of his son.

    Fernandez Lobbe, who plays his club rugby with Toulon, has left the squad to be with his family in France with Rodrigo Baez taking his place for the match in Mendoza.

  71. Get involved #oneclubheroes

    Lil Yomexy: It has to be Steven Gerrard any day! Inspired a comeback of a lifetime! Istanbul.

    Chris Davey: Mark Salmon Harlow Town.

    Remy Hillary Hope: Xavi is the greatest ball passer I have ever known and Totti is just indescribable, he's awesome.

  72. 5 live Sport


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Tonight's programme with Mark Pougatch from 19:00 BST comes live from Emirates Stadium where there is live commentary of Arsenal's Champions League game with Galatasaray, plus news of Liverpool's trip to Basel. John Murray is your commentator with summaries from former Arsenal defender Martin Keown. There is also a chance for you to air your thoughts in a post-match phone-in.

  73. Wozniacki loses in Beijing


    Caroline Wozniacki

    US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki is out of the China Open in Beijing after losing to former Grand Slam winner Samantha Stosur of Australia.

    Stosur came through 6-4 7-6 (11-9) and next will face either Alize Cornet or Lauren Davis.

    Third seed Petra Kvitova was a 6-4 6-2 winner over the new Chinese number one Peng Shuai and will meet Venus Williams in the last 16.

  74. Demolition party invite for Rapid Vienna fans


    Austrian club Rapid Vienna have invited fans to help demolish their Gerhard Hanappi Stadium, offering the chance to unscrew seats, chisel walls and cut out bits of the goal nets to take home.

    Prices at Saturday's "Demolition Party" include 19.77 euros (£15.40) - the year the stadium was built - per seat, 18.99 euros (£14.80) for some net and five euros (£3.90) for a slice of turf.

    Rapid Vienna are currently constructing a new, 22,000-seater stadium which is due to be completed in 2016. In the meantime they will play in the Ernst Happel Stadium.

  75. Lancaster's new deal

    Rugby Union

    Stuart Lancaster

    Lancaster was appointed permanent England head coach in March 2012 and his new deal is set to include the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

    "It's great that the RFU have got faith in us as a coaching group and its support has been critical to what we have achieved to date," he said.

    "We want to build a team to Japan 2019 and beyond. We believe that England Rugby is moving in the right direction, we have the right coaching and management team to do take us forward and are excited about the challenge ahead."

  76. Lancaster's England deal extended

    Rugby Union

    The Rugby Football Union has extended England head coach Stuart Lancaster's contract until 2020.

    Lancaster's coaching team - forwards coach Graham Rowntree, backs coach Andy Farrell and attacking skills coach Mike Catt - have also been contracted to the end of the 2019-20 season.

  77. Emile Heskey interview


    BBC Radio 5 live

    More from the former Liverpool striker, who says of the mercurial Mario Balotelli: "The funny thing is that a lot of people are comparing him with [Luis] Suarez. I think it's wrong to compare them.

    "You're comparing Mario Balotelli with someone who is probably among the top three or four players in the world. You've got to take Mario for what he is. You've seen what [Daniel] Sturridge has brought since coming to Liverpool and working under Brendan [Rodgers].

    "He was at Manchester City and Chelsea, and not really thriving under their management. Now with Brendan, he's an outstanding player on the world stage as well."

  78. Champions League round-up


    Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action against PSG

    Perhaps the game of Tuesday night came at the Parc des Princes as Barcelona suffered their first defeat of the season, beaten 3-2 by Paris St-Germain, who moved to the top of Group F. The attractive fixture had some suitably A-list celebrities in the crowd, David Beckham, Beyonce and Jay-Z.

  79. Get involved

    #oneclubheroes, BBC Sport Facebook, BBC Sport Google+

    Francesco Totti became the oldest Champions League goalscorer at the age of 38 last night and has played for Roma since 1992, so this morning we're asking for your one club heroes, players that have remained loyal to their teams. Please send your favourites in to #oneclubheroes or the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+ pages.

    Krishna Kumar: One club hero? I don't need to look any look further than Tony Adams! Legend.

    Adrian Stanley: Man United have had 3 in recent history; Scholes, G Nev, and of course the Welsh wizard, Giggs!

    Andrew Priestley: Paolo Maldini was 'Mr AC Milan' for over two decades. He was the heartbeat of the club throughout a hugely successful period.

  80. City on Twitter


    Maybe it was inevitable that Totti scored last night after City posted the following mischievous tweet to their opponents before kick-off: "We're looking forward to hosting you @OfficialASRoma, and a legendary player such as Totti. He's never scored in England, has he?"

  81. Emile Heskey interview


    BBC Radio 5 live

    After their narrow win over Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad two weeks ago, Liverpool travel to Basel tonight in Group B and their former striker Emile Heskey told 5 live Breakfast: "If I'm talking honestly, I don't think it's worked out for them this season. It doesn't look like they've even started playing the football that we know Brendan Rodgers' teams can play.

    "The pressing and the intensity of last season doesn't seem to be there. I thought the defence would be a bit more solid, and it hasn't really looked as solid as I thought it would be.

    "It's a work in progress. He's bought a few more players in. The squad is a stronger squad. I think the team is as strong as it was last year."

  82. Much still to fight for, says Pellegrini


    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is predictably confident his team can still advance from Group E, and says: "We have one point from six but also we are only three points behind Roma. There are 12 more points to fight for - we will fight to the end to qualify."

  83. Get involved

    #oneclubheroes, BBC Sport Facebook, BBC Sport Google+

    The Telegraph sports supplement highlights Francesco Totti, who became the oldest Champions League goalscorer at the age of 38 when his cool chip over Joe Hart levelled the scores at Etihad Stadium.

    Astonishingly Totti made his debut for the Italians in 1992 and has been with them ever since. So we are asking this morning for your one club heroes, players that have remained loyal to their teams. Please send your favourites in to #oneclubheroes or the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+ pages.

  84. UK back pages


    Daily Telegraph back page

    In the Daily Telegraph, the esteemed Henry Winter writes: "Manchester City's naivety continues to be exposed in the Champions League, compromising their hopes of qualifying for the knock-out stage. Manuel Pellegrini's tactics were far too open, leaving them over-run in midfield, and forcing the City manager into running repairs to the team."

  85. Scholes criticises Etihad atmosphere


    Former Manchester United favourite Paul Scholes was a television pundit at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening and criticised the lack of atmosphere in the stadium.

    The attendance was 37,509, well below the 45,500 capacity for European games, and Scholes said: "When you come here it just doesn't have a European night feel to it. You go to Liverpool, you go to Old Trafford, you go to Chelsea, they have a special feeling for it."

    "Do the crowd realise how lucky they are to be in this competition? I don't think they do."

  86. UK back pages

    Daily Mail

    The Sturridge story also features in the Daily Mail, but they also lead with City's troubles and Martin Samuel writes: "City have now had enough chances to change their luck and continue to come up short."

  87. Rodgers issues Sturridge England warning

    Liverpool are in Champions League action tonight in Basel and manager Brendan Rodgers has opened up the age old club v country debate by suggesting striker Daniel Sturridge will not be fit enough to play for England in this month's Euro 2016 qualifiers, despite possibly featuring in Saturday's home Premier League match with West Bromwich Albion.

  88. UK back pages

    Daily Mirror back page

    Let's have a look at the back pages and in the Daily Mirror, David McDonnell writes: "Empty seats and, by the end, a team running on empty.

    "Manchester City are staring at a third group stage exit from the Champions League in four years after coming up short against quality opposition once again."

  89. Phil McNulty column

    City's draw leaves them five points behind leaders Bayern Munich in Group E, the same margin as they trail Chelsea by in the Premier League. In his column on the BBC website, chief football writer Phil McNulty assesses City's troubles in the Champions League.

  90. Post update

    Hello and welcome along to another Sportsday from an autumnal Media City. It's another busy Champions League week, Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw by Roma at the Etihad last night, while Chelsea secured a 1-0 win at Sporting Lisbon. Tonight it's the turn of Liverpool and Arsenal.