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Steve Canavan and Jamie Lillywhite

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  1. Farewell

    And that's where we leave you for this edition of Sportsday, many thanks for being with us. Steve and I will be back with you from 08:00 BST on Wednesday and we look forward to your company then. Cheerio now.

  2. 5 live Sport

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Tonight's 5 live Sport in just a few minutes after the 19:00 BST news features the cycling section Bespoke with Simon Brotherton and Rob Hayles, which comes appropriately enough from the Tour de France, there is Women's Ashes news following England's opening win over Australia at Taunton and Matt Dawson's Rugby Show.

  3. Get involved - welcome back


    More of those players that you would be happy to see back at your club.

    Paul Clarke: Jason Puncheon back at Barnet, he was great for us after a dodgy spell with MK Dons. Would power us through League Two now.

    Jason Puncheon

    Tom Lavender: I would have loved to have Lorik Cana back at Sunderland! Him and Cattermole in the middle of the park was fierce.

    Dan Morris: Rudi Skacel at Hearts, the man was a legend and most importantly, scored against Hibs.

    Get involved on Twitter, #bbcsportsday.

  4. Pietersen offers advice to Bairstow


    Discarded England batsman Kevin Pietersen gives his seal of approval to Jonny Bairstow's recall to the England squad for next week's third Ashes Test at Edgbaston and his view of how the Yorkshireman should play.

  5. Whitaker backs Ballance


    England national selector James Whitaker with some words of comfort for discarded batsman Gary Ballance: "Gary was naturally disappointed to miss out on this occasion however we feel that he will benefit from some time in county cricket to rediscover his form.

    "He has already had plenty of success at international level and as selectors we are confident Gary will play a significant role for England in the future."

  6. Ranieri to tackle Imps


    New Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri preparing for his team's friendly against National League side Lincoln City at 19:45 BST.

  7. Got a spare boat?


    Richard Winton

    BBC Sport at Caversham Lakes, Berkshire

    This shed at the Redgrave and Pinsent Rowing Centre at Caversham Lakes will be emptied over the next few days with the GB squad heading to the continent for training camps.


    The men are going to altitude in Austria, while the women will be first in Germany, then Italy to work in hotter conditions.

  8. International newspapers

    Marca (Spain)


    The front page of today's Marca features Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. He has questioned his former club Real Madrid's decision to let Iker Casillas join Porto.

  9. Mourinho hints at Luis departure


  10. Edwards hails England Women display


    England captain Charlotte Edwards said of her team's four-wicket victory in the opening Women's Ashes one-day international at Taunton: "I thought we started brilliantly with the ball. Our fielding was outstanding at times and then that partnership between Sciver and Greenway was absolutely brilliant.

    "And for Georgia Elwiss to come in and show her talent at the end was fantastic."

  11. Amateur Dunne impresses McDowell


    Paul Dunne
    Image caption: Dunne finished in a share of 30th at St Andrews after a final round of 78

    Irish amateur Paul Dunne will turn professional later this year after taking the 144th Open Championship by storm - and major winner Graeme McDowell believes the 22-year-old has the talent to succeed immediately.

    McDowell, the 2012 US Open winner, said: "I played with him early in the week and he hit the ball very well with a technically-correct swing.

    "Listening to a few of his press conferences he seems like a wise-old owl for someone his age. He has that Jordan (Spieth) maturity to him a little bit."

  12. Get involved - welcome back


    Which of your former players do you wish were still wearing your clubs shirt?

    Louis Perl: Moussa Dembele back to Fulham would be a dream come true.

    James Milner

    Adrian Trinder: James Milner to Leeds. Great loss and will do a good job for another five years.

    Holyparcel: The maestro, Claude Makelele back in the heart of Chelsea, a midfield pairing with Matic will be formidable.

    Ged Lynam: Luis Suarez was the best player in the EPL so I could handle baggage that came with him, We miss Carragher's organisation too.

  13. Van Gaal's Smalling slip


    The Daily Mail enjoy Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal calling defender Chris Smalling "Mike" during a news conference on their American tour.

  14. Jose Mourinho news conference


    Jose Mourinho, on tour in Montreal with his title-winning Chelsea team, tells a news conference: "We are working on different things. We had to build a football team last year; now we are trying to add new qualities."

  15. Sussex thrashed at Horsham

    County Cricket

  16. Eden Gardens to stage World T20 final


    The iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the World Twenty20 final in April next year.

    The 16-nation men's tournament will be played alongside the women's event across Bangalore, Chennai, Dharamsala, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi from 11 March to 3 April.

  17. Manchester United on tour


    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport in San Jose

    San Jose Mercury

    "A 'gluttony of riches' but not of photographs in today's San Jose Mercury.

    "It is a measure of the growth of 'soccer' in the United States that tonight's friendly between Manchester United and local MLS side San Jose Earthquakes is getting such prominent coverage on page two of the sports section."

  18. Ibe keen to replace Sterling at Anfield


    Jordon Ibe in action on Liverpool's summer tour of Australia

    Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe plans to use the departure of Raheem Sterling to cement his own future at Anfield.

    The 19-year-old was recalled from a loan spell at Derby midway through last season and made 14 appearances. "Football is about chances," he told "Raheem is a great player but hopefully now I will get a chance to play and prove to the manager that I can play in the Premier League."

  19. Blackburn secure second signing


  20. Shooter McIntosh seals Olympic place


    Britain's Jen McIntosh has qualified for the Rio Olympics next year courtesy of a fourth-placed finish at the European Championships in Slovenia.

  21. Bamford retains Chelsea dream


    More thoughts from Patrick Bamford on the day he signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea. "I'm delighted to sign a new contract," he tells the club's official website.

    "My dream has always been to be part of this club for the long term. Chelsea have been fantastic with my development and joining Crystal Palace for this season on loan is the next step for me in my career."

  22. Bamford delighted with Palace move


    Crystal Palace's new loan signing Patrick Bamford says: "I was quite keen to stay close to London this time and Palace were actually my first choice, but I didn't realise they were keen to start with. Then, when I met with the manager (Alan Pardew), he put forward his plans and it was an easy decision.

  23. England beat Australian in Women's Ashes opener


    Impressive win for England against Australia at Taunton by four wickets with 26 balls remaining. Georgia Elwiss made an unbeaten 25, hitting successive fours to win the match.

    It gives them two points in the points-based Ashes series and the next match is at Bristol on Thursday.

  24. Bamford joins Palace


    More on the news that Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford, who has signed a new three-year contract at Stamford Bride but has never made a first-team appearance for the Blues, will spend next season across London on loan at Crystal Palace.

  25. Women's Ashes update


    Natalie Sciver hits out

    Great finish in store at Taunton in the first Women's Ashes one-day international. England need 20 from the final 36 balls with four wickets intact.

    Listen to the denouement on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

  26. Bamford signs new Chelsea deal

    Palace-bound striker kept on by Blues

  27. Petshi confident for new Rovers role


    More on Blackburn's new signing, and French midfielder Sacha Petshi has joined Rovers following a trial at Ewood Park.

    Petshi's last club was CA Bastia, who suffered relegation to the fourth tier of French football last season. "I love English football and I think my physique will suit the English game," the 23-year-old told the club's website.

  28. Problems escalate for Sussex

    County Cricket

    Seems to be getting worse then for Sussex, Notts could wrap this up tonight it appears. Still a lovely place to be though at Horsham, not as picturesque as Arundel Castle a few miles further south but pleasant nevertheless.

  29. Nottinghamshire 570-7 dec, Sussex 213 & 153-3

    County Championship Division One

    BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Horsham:

    "Notts continue to make steady progress through the Sussex batting, with the hosts still trailing by 204 at tea and Luke Wells, Ed Joyce and Chris Nash all back in the pavilion.

    "Much now depends on Matt Machan, who is 85 not out, and Luke Wright as Sussex battle to take this game into a fourth day

    "With just two bonus points in the match Sussex can only collect a maximum of seven if they secure an unlikely draw, while Notts are striving for a maximum 24 points return."

  30. Bamford secures Palace loan switch


    Crystal Palace announce the signing of 21-year-old forward Patrick Bamford on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

    The England U-21 international won the Championship Player of the Year award for his displays at Middlesbrough last season, scoring 17 goals for the Teessiders, who lost the play-off final to Norwich.

  31. Lineker queries England Test selection


  32. Abdi signs new deal


    Watford midfielder Almen Abdi has signed a new three-year contract, the club have announced.

    Abdi arrived at Vicarage Road from Udinese in 2012 and has scored 23 goals in 92 appearances for the Hornets.


    The 28-year-old won Watford's 2012-13 player of the season award and was a key part in the club securing automatic promotion from the Championship last season.

    Abdi has played six times for Switzerland and his previous clubs include FC Zurich and Le Mans.

  33. Moxon hails Bairstow


    More from Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon, who has another of his players, Jonny Bairstow, included in the England Ashes squad for Edgbaston next week.

    "His temperament's good, he's obviously in brilliant form this season, so he's full of confidence and he'll go and play his natural game which will be to try and attack wherever possible and counter attack but you know he's in great form at the moment so pleased for him to get another opportunity again."

    "He's shown he's got turns against pace bowling in the past. He got 90-odd and 50-odd at Lord's against the South Africans and Steyn and Morkel."

  34. Moxon tips Ballance to regain top form


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Gary Ballance
    Image caption: Ballance has scored 37 runs in his last three innings for England

    Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon with some words of comfort for his batsman Gary Ballance, who will be back with the county after being left out by England for the third Test with Australia next week.

    "I guess there was a couple of other batsman who were under pressure but I guess with the scale of the defeat the selectors feel they have to be seen to be doing something and unfortunately Gary's the one who's going to be missing out," Moxon tells BBC Radio 5 live.

    "He'll bounce back, he'll be desperately disappointed at the moment because obviously the news is still raw and it's going to take a little bit of time to get over that disappointment but he's a strong character and he's shown that he's capable of scoring runs at international level and I'm sure he will come back."

  35. Not just about medals


    Richard Winton

    BBC Sport at Cavesham Lakes, Berkshire

    GB Rowing performance director Sir David Tanner insists September's World Rowing Championships are about Olympic qualification rather than gold medals.

    A podium place in Lake Aiguebelette, France guarantees a place in Rio next summer.

    "I think 12 boats can qualify at the Worlds," he says of the 14 Olympic classes. "It's a high aim but that is what I believe we should be targeting."

  36. Get involved - welcome back


    Earlier today we asked which former players would you want back at your club and why?

    Roque Santa Cruz

    Matthew Fuery: Roque Santa Cruz back up front for Blackburn with Rhodes and Gestede that's a pretty formidable strike force.

    Davey (james) Cooke: Big John Carew back at the Villa, an absolute beast on his day.

    Andrew Priestley: Paul Pogba. He hardly got a chance to shine in the first-team before he was shipped out, but what a player he has now become.

    Get involved on Twitter, using #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the Match of the Day Facebook page.

  37. New signing for Blackburn


  38. 'No concerns'


    Richard Winton

    BBC Sport at Caversham Lakes, Berkshire

    GB Rowing officials insist they have no concerns over the quality of water at venue for the Rio 2016 regatta.

    There had been reports of effluent polluting the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.

    But, having led a party of athletes, coaches and administrators to Brazil last September for an orientation camp, performance director Sir David Tanner has no concerns over the water at the stunning city centre venue, which is just 10 minutes from Ipanema Beach.

    "You wouldn't chose to swim in it, but I wouldn't chose to swim in the Thames, either," said performance director Sir David Tanner.

  39. Gotze goal wins it


    A goal 10 minutes from time courtesy of Mario Gotze has given Bayern Munich a 1-0 friendly win over Inter Milan in Shanghai.


    Looks like that kung fu training mentioned earlier (15:51) is paying dividends.

  40. Women's Ashes update


    Sarah Taylor during her 30 against Australia

    England face an exciting finale in the opening Women's Ashes one-day international at Taunton. Chasing 239 they are 111-4 from 27 overs, with Natalie Sciver and Lydia Greenway at the crease. Sarah Taylor [pictured] top-scored with four fours in her 30 from as many deliveries.

  41. Essex 260 & 66-4, Kent 633-8 dec

    County Championship Division Two

    "Sam Billings followed the lead of team-mate Ben Harmison by scoring a century as Kent put themselves firmly on course for victory over Essex at Tunbridge Wells.

    Following Harmison's 123 before lunch, Billings hit an unbeaten 100 off 113 balls before the declaration came.

    Matthew Hunn quickly removed Essex's openers and the key wickets of Ravi Bopara and Jesse Ryder followed as the visitors reached tea still 307 in arrears."

  42. No more chicken nuggets


    Usain Bolt is sacrificing fast food in a bid to extend his sprinting career.

    In an interview with the IAAF Inside Athletics programme, the 28-year-old said he had cut back "on a lot of things".


    "I've started eating healthy. That's the hardest thing for me right now is the sacrifices, eating vegetables all the time," said Bolt, who had a reputation in his younger years for liking the nightlife and eating chicken nuggets.

    "Everything else is easy to give up, but eating healthy is really hard."

    Bolt has been struggling with a pelvic injury but is due to compete at the Diamond League meet in London on Friday.

  43. 'No regrets'


    Jordan Spieth says he isn't going to beat himself up after missing out on writing a piece of golfing history.

    The 21-year-old - bidding to become the first man to win all four majors in a season - could not convert a birdie putt on the final hole which would have earned him a place in a play-off, won by Zach Johnson.


    "It's a tough feeling to be that close in a major," said Spieth. "To be that close on our biggest stage and come up short, how many chances do you get? It's tough to swallow.

    "But it's hard to win every single time so I won't beat myself up too bad.

    "I'm very pleased with the way I played,'' Spieth said. "It would have been enough to win the US Open because I played better at St Andrews than I did there."

  44. Get involved - welcome back


    A reminder of our talking point today and after Wayne Rooney said he would be appearing in an Everton shirt again - for Duncan Ferguson's testimonial - we are asking which of your former players would you welcome back to your side. #bbcsportsday

    We're getting loads of good suggestions coming in, so keep up the good work. Here are some more comments:

    Sarah Taylor: Would love to see Grant Holt & Rickie Lambert back at Rochdale. That would be a firing line to boast about.

    Camilla Chapman: Leo Ulloa and Bobby Zamora up front for Brighton. Both legends, that'd be a dream pairing.

    Chris Anderson: You could name anyone from about 2008 to 2012 for Blackpool. If I had to pick one, Charlie Adam without doubt.

    Charlie Adam
  45. Durham 421, Hampshire 278-6

    County Championship Division One

    BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at the Ageas Bowl:

    "It has been a slow afternoon session on a docile pitch, with Hampshire adding 62 runs for the loss of two wickets.

    "The wait for a top-six Hampshire batsman to get a Championship hundred this season goes on after Will Smith fell for 85."

  46. Football

    Football/Martial arts

    On Bayern Munich's Instagram... "Today Mario Gotze had his first training session in kung fu – hopefully he won’t try to use it on the football field".

    View more on instagram

    Just don't mention it to Eric Cantona...

  47. Lancashire 698-5 dec, Glamorgan 348 & 38-2

    County Championship Division Two

    BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Colwyn Bay:

    "Glamorgan lost skipper Jacques Rudolph and Will Bragg before tea to Kyle Jarvis after following on 350 runs behind Division Two leaders Lancashire.

    "Seamer Glenn Chapple took 4-62 in the Glamorgan first innings, while last man Michael Hogan finished up as top-scorer with a career-best 57."

  48. Sprint finish


    If this is Carlton Cole's new coach, he's definitely going to be a yard or two quicker this season.

    View more on instagram

    Cole posted this pic on his Instagram page. he is stood, of course, with former 100 metre Olympic gold medalist Linford Christie.

  49. International newspapers

    The Daily Telegraph (Australia)

    The Daily Telegraph

    We mentioned the incredible story of Australian surfer Mick Finning, who survived a shark attack (see 08:48). This is the front page of the Daily Telegraph in Sydney.

  50. Heroic action

    Football/Emergency services

    Now then, here's a story you don't see every day - former England international goes to rescue of couple caught up in camper van blaze.

    No, we've not been drinking, it really happened.

    Graeme Le Saux is the hero of the hour after helping an elderly couple whose mobile home caught fire on a country road.


    Le Saux's wife, Mariana, said: "Graeme asked if there was any gas on board, and the husband said yes, as well as petrol. He then said that they had to move straight away, in case the gas exploded.

    "My husband and son stayed with them. I have never seen something go up so quickly. You could just see this inferno."

    A 72-year-old man was taken to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford suffering from smoke inhalation following the incident but his condition was not serious.

  51. Record effort

    Road Cycling

    Been a busy day for some...

    ...makes us feel a little guilty for sitting behind our desks with our feet up all day.

  52. 'I have listened to you'


    It's not often football managers are swayed by the media, or maybe Louis van Gaal was simply being sarcastic.

    But the Reds boss has he revealed he plans to use Wayne Rooney as a central striker next season, after the England skipper was shunted to midfield for much of the last campaign.


    "I have listened to you," Van Gaal told journalists during United's tour of the US. "You have more knowledge than I. Now Rooney is there."

    Van Gaal - speaking before the second game of United's United States tour (against MLS side San Jose Earthquakes at 04:00 BST on Wednesday) - also confirmed there is likely to be another 'surprise' signing before the start of the new campaign.

    "It is in the process. It is not a striker that the media has written but you have to wait and see," he said, rather mysteriously.

  53. County cricket news


    Looks nice at Horsham. Cloudy and breezy here. And they had that lovely lunch. How the other half live eh?

  54. Fury-Klitschko news conference

    Fury v Klitschko, World Heavyweight title fight (24 October)

    When Klitschko was able to get a word in, he admitted to being a fan of Fury's Marmite personality, admitting that while he had not studied his previous bouts yet, his in-ring antics amused him.


    The Ukrainian said: "I believe Tyson Fury is really meaning what he is talking about and he is definitely not coming here on October 24 just to be present and be on the canvas. No, he came here to win the championship fight.

    "This guy is so entertaining. He sings, he dances, he is a cool dude. He does different things that people like - or hate.

    "Some people adore you, some people say they can't stand you, which is good."

  55. Fury-Klitschko news conference

    Fury v Klitschko, World Heavyweight title fight (24 October)

    Fury didn't stop there. "You go on - you're a sports psychologist, you speak 37 different languages, so what? You're still a robotic person. You're still not exciting and fun to watch. I am the new blood in the division, you are an old man."

    It had earlier been revealed that the 39-year-old Klitschko had agreed terms on a five-fight deal with German television, an announcement which prompted Fury to query if he would assume that contract once he had defeated him.


    Fury, 26, added: "I believe he has never faced a challenge like me ever before and I don't think he will face a challenge like me again.

    "I'm a unique fighter, one of a kind, there's never been someone like me before in history. A fighter like me only comes around every 1,000 years."

  56. Fury-Klitschko news conference

    Fury v Klitschko World Heavyweight title fight (24 October)

    Tyson Fury has upped the ante ahead of his world heavyweight fight with Wladimir Klitschko, accusing the Ukrainian of being as charismatic as his underwear.


    The pair met for a news conference in Dusseldorf today, the first of a series of public head-to-heads ahead of their meeting in October.

    "It's a personal mission for me to rid boxing of a boring person like you," said Fury.

    "I'm interested in all of them belts you've got on there (Klitschko is WBA, IBF and WBO champio). I'm interested in breaking your face in. You're boring, I want to rid you out of the heavyweight division.

    "You have about as much charisma as my underpants - zero, none."

  57. 'He's got to face the flag'


    Tony Pulis has confirmed that he has spoken to James McClean after the winger turned away during the playing of the National Anthem before a West Brom friendly in the US.

    McClean's gesture before the game against Charleston Battery in Orlando prompted heated debate across social media platforms.


    "I had a chat with him and explained what we do as a football club and the way we are, and I think he's fine with everything," said Pulis.

    "We've got Northern Ireland lads in the squad and he's been absolutely fantastic with them, and the way he's mixed and integrated with the group has been brilliant.

    "He thought he was OK to close his eyes and put his head down in respect of both anthems. The trouble is he's got to face the flag."

  58. England squad for third Test

    England v Australia (Wed, 29 July)

    It has been confirmed that Jonny Bairstow will bat at five, with Joe Root moving up to four and Ian Bell at three.

    Gary Ballance has been dropped after scoring 23 and 14 in his two innings in the second Test at Lords.

    The series is tied at 1-1 after England won the opening Test in Cardiff.

  59. BreakingEngland squad for Third Test

    England v Australia (Wed, 29 July)


    Jonny Bairstow has been named in the England squad for the third Test.

    He replaces Gary Ballance in what is the only change from the second Test, in which England suffered a humiliating 405-run defeat.

  60. Say cheese


    Richard Winton

    BBC Sport at Caversham Lakes, Berkshire

    And here's that 2018 GB Rowing squad in full, pictured earlier today.

  61. Former Dutch international Nanninga dies


    Dick Nanninga, who scored for the Netherlands in the 1978 World Cup final, has died at the age of 66, his former club Roda JC Kerkrade said.

  62. Title defence


    Richard Winton

    BBC Sport at Caversham Lakes, Berkshire

    World champions Heather Glover and Heather Stanning will defend their title in September after being named in the GB Rowing squad for this year's staging in France.

    The duo are among a 66-strong squad announced on Tuesday for a regatta that also serves as the Rio 2018 qualifying competition.

    The Olympic and European gold medallists are overwhelming favourites in the pair, having gone four years unbeaten.

  63. Get involved


    Which of your former players would you like to see back at your club? Get involved by using #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the Match of the Day Facebook page.

    Warwick Curtis: Beckham played five games for Preston North End while on loan. Never seen anything as good as him before or since. Even at 40, I'd have him back.

    Harry Kane

    Peter Bowyer: Harry Kane (pictured), Tommy Carroll and Andros Townsend back at Orient this season would be handy.

    Mark Graham: Henrik Larsson at Celtic. At his age currently he'd still probably net 25 a season.

  64. Hammers linked with Lanzini


    The Daily Mirror report that West Ham are set to confirm the signing of 22-year-old Al Jazira Club attacking midfielder Manuel Lanzini.

  65. Football

    Balotelli blast

    Mario's on his high horse today. I suspect his views on Raheem Sterling will not be endorsed by the majority of Liverpool fans? Or are they? #bbcsportsday is your avenue for debate. 

  66. Liverpool at work


    Action from the Liverpool training ground as Jose Enrique tweets: "Warming up before the afternoon session. Feeling great."

  67. Azpilicueta backs Blues duo


    The Guardian reports that Cesar Azpilicueta has backed Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa to be even more influential for Chelsea in the forthcoming season than they did in helping the team to win the title in their first campaign with the club.

  68. Football

    Balotelli backs Sterling

    Mario Balotelli with a message of support for his former Liverpool team-mate Raheem Sterling, who scored after 140 seconds on his debut for new club Manchester City. 

  69. Markarian quits as Greece boss


    Sergio Markarian has resigned as coach of Greece after a second loss to the Faroe Islands last month in qualifying for next year's European Championship.

    The 70-year-old Uruguayan took over in February from Claudio Ranieri, but failed to lift Greece from the bottom of Group F, securing only a 0-0 draw in Hungary and losing 2-1 at the Faroe Islands last month.

  70. Lancashire 698-5 dec, Glamorgan 311-9

    County Championship Division Two

    BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Colwyn Bay:

    "Glamorgan managed to scramble three batting bonus points against Lancashire, despite Glen Chapple taking his fourth wicket of the innings early on.

    "Graham Wagg hit four sixes in his 45 before falling to Arron Lilley, while the last-wicket stand between Michael Hogan and Dean Cosker meant a delayed lunch."

  71. Trollope handed Wales role


  72. Women's Ashes update


    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Ellyse Perry during her 78 against England Women

    Australia have made 238-9 from their 50 overs in the first Women's Ashes one-day international at Taunton. Ellyse Perry top-scored with 78 from 96 balls and Katherine Brunt was the pick of the England bowlers with 3-48.

    Live commentary continues on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

  73. Dussuyer takes charge of Ivory Coast


    Michel Dussuyer has taken over as the new coach of African champions Ivory Coast. The 56-year-old-Frenchman, who has been national coach of Guinea in two separate spells besides leading Benin, has signed a two-year deal with the option for a further two years.

    He replaces compatriot Herve Renard, who left soon after winning the Africa Cup of Nations with the Elephants in Equatorial Guinea in February to take charge at French Ligue 1 club Lille.

  74. Yorkshire 430, Worcestershire 280 & 18-1

    County Championship Division One

    BBC Leeds' Dave Callaghan at Scarborough:

    "Title favourites Yorkshire have had a cracking morning at Scarborough against relegation threatened Worcestershire.

    "Wickets fell steadily as the visitors were bowled out for 280 allowing Andrew Gale to enforce the follow on with a lead of 150.

    "In the Worcestershire second innings, Richard Oliver went for 14 to Tim Bresnan and they are going to need some big partnerships to avoid defeat."

  75. Essex 260, Kent 527-6

    County Championship Division Two

    Ben Harmison hit a superb 123 as Kent extended their lead over Essex to 267 on the third morning at Tunbridge Wells.

    Harmison, the younger brother of ex-England fast bowler Steve, hit 20 fours before he was caught off Ravi Bopara just before lunch.

    He shared partnership of 134 with Darren Stevens (76) and 99 with Sam Billings, who was 45 not out at the interval.

  76. Nottinghamshire 370-7 dec, Sussex 213 & 14-1

    County Championship Division One

    BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Horsham:

    "Harry Gurney must like playing against Sussex, as he picked up his second five-wicket haul of the season, the first having come at Trent Bridge against the same opponents in June.

    "Bowling with pace and accuracy, he ripped the Sussex batting apart as the hosts subsided from 79-0 to 213 all out in an abject batting performance.

    "Chris Read had no hesitation in enforcing the follow on and was immediately rewarded with the wicket of Luke Wells for a duck as Sussex reached lunch still in arrears by 343."

  77. Get involved - welcome back


    Today, we're talking about those former players you would love to see back at your club.

    Xabi Alonso

    Jon Szeto: Would love to have Xabi Alonso back at Liverpool. Classy passer and still not replaced in the current squad. Gent off the pitch too.

    Chris Yeates: As a Saints fan I wouldn't mind Bale, Walcott, Chambers and the Ox back. #topoftheleague.

    George: Robben back at Chelsea. Would be amazing to have him, Hazard and Willian behind Costa.

    Keep the comments coming in to us using #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the Match of the Day Facebook page.

  78. Durham 421, Hampshire 192-4

    County Championship Division One

    BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at The Ageas Bowl:

    "It's been a decent morning for the hosts who have reached 192-4, losing just the one wicket this morning for 73 runs.

    "That wicket was Michael Carberry, who was on 73 when he edged spinner Ryan Pringle to Paul Collingwood at first slip. Collingwood put Carberry down off Pringle's first ball yesterday when he was on 18.

    "Will Smith is reminding his former team-mates of what he can do and is currently on 61.

    "Meanwhile, Durham batsman Gordon Muchall, who scored 145 yesterday, has revealed he has been told he's not likely to have his contract renewed at the end of the season."

  79. Women's Ashes


    A more informal commentary position for the 5 live sports extra team at Taunton, where commentary continues on the opening Women's Ashes one-day international.

    Ellyse Perry is keeping the Aussies in contention, she has hit 12 fours in an unbeaten 73 to take her side to 195-5 in the 44th over.

  80. Bendtner given fitness warning


    Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been warned by Wolfsburg chiefs to improve his fitness if he wants to have a future at the club.

    The 27-year-old, who joined the German side last year, is following an individual training regime because he club are unhappy with his condition.

  81. Goalkeeper Walton joins Bury on loan


    League One side Bury have signed goalkeeper Christian Walton on a season-long loan from Brighton.

    Walton, 19, made four appearances for the Championship club last season, keeping two clean sheets.

  82. Sussex in trouble at Horsham

    County cricket

    Not going well for Sussex. Looks nice at Horsham though. Cloudy and breezy here. And they had that lovely lunch. How the other half live eh?

  83. Man City beat Roma on sudden-death penalties


    After it finishes 2-2 after 90 minutes, Man City's opening match goes to penalties and they beat Roma 5-4 on spot-kicks. Yaya Toure calmly converts the opening spot-kick, but Aleksandar Kolarov blazes the second penalty high over the bar.

    Jesus Navas and Rony Lopes score before goalkeeper Joe Hart converts an emphatic penalty into the top corner and then saves twice to give City victory after James Horsfield had put City ahead.

    City take two points in the competition, Roma one.

  84. Man City 2-2 AS Roma

    Penalty shoot out

    AS Roma have the early advantage in the penalty shoot-out as Aleksandar Kolarov blasts his spot-kick over the crossbar.

  85. Roche's 'cut-throat' spell in the US


    Stephanie Roche
    Image caption: Stephanie Roche's stay in the US Women's Soccer League was cut short by club Houston Dash

    Stephanie Roche scored the wonder goal which made her runner-up in Fifa's goal of the season award for 2014.

    But her worldwide fame as a result of that strike counted for little in her shortlived spell in the US Women's Soccer League, with the 26-year-old released by Houston Dash just four months into a two-year deal.

    "I got back from international duty to be told I was being released. It was a big shock," Roche, who has since signed for Sunderland in WSL 1, told BBC Sport.

    "I think it's taught me a lesson that with football, it can be cut-throat in America."

  86. Man City 2-2 AS Roma


    And that's it. The 90 minutes are up and Roma's late leveller means we're going to have a penalty shoot-out to decide matters.

    On another note, we've just noticed there's a small yellow car parked on the far side of the ground about 10 yards off the pitch. We've no idea why. Unless one of the players has ordered a taxi home. Odd.

  87. Man City 2-2 AS Roma

    All square

    Roma strike.

    Four minutes from time. Yaya Toure brings down Seydou Doumbia on the edge of the box, or so the ref says. It looked harsh but Roma don't care.

    Adem Ljajic slaps a delightful curling free kick into the top corner leaving Joe Hart grasping at fresh air.

  88. Larroyer to serve one-match ban

    Rugby League

  89. Get involved - welcome back


    Wayne Rooney is going to make a one-off appearance in an Everton shirt - for Duncan Ferguson's testimonial - so we're asking which of your former players would you want to see back in your team's colours. And why?

    Dave Winborn: Would love to see Jose Fonte back at Crystal Palace. Great touch, would compliment Dann well and scored a couple of sublime goals.

    Luka Modric Rafael van der Vaart

    Jamie Doe: Bale and Modric would be obvious choices but I'd want van der Vaart back at Tottenham.

    Stu: I would love to bring back Frank Lampard. He was too good to leave Chelsea. Still had it in him.

  90. Man City 2-1 AS Roma

    Numbers game

    What's going on with squad numbers these days?

    City have just bought on Enes Unal, who has number 83 on his back. Ridiculous. He's an 18-year-old Turkish striker by the way, but obviously you knew that.

    It's been quiet for the last 15 minutes or so. Yaya Toure almost got on the scoresheet with a low shot that was well-saved, then he made a vital clearance in his own box.

    That aside it's been dull. We need a comedy Ashley Cole backpass to perk things up.

  91. Former Foxes chief Turner dies


  92. Man City 2-1 AS Roma


    It's fair to say 18-year-old Kelachi Iheanacho was pretty pleased to notch City's second goal.

  93. County cricket news


    It must be getting close to lunch. Certainly a fine looking array on offer at Horsham. Just by the station too that ground, on the Arun Valley line. But we have to press on.

  94. Man City 2-1 AS Roma

    Coming close

    These half-time substitutions seems to have energised the Blues, who should be 3-1 up.

    Some lovely skill from youngster Brandon Barker in midfield, a flurry of short sharp passes and Jesus Navas is in on the right side of the penalty area.

    Unfortunately the Spaniard's finish doesn't match the build-up play. He blasts it over. Shame.

  95. Man City 2-1 AS Roma


    Ashley Cole has had a nightmare. On as a half-time sub for the Italians, he attempts the laziest of back-passes but succeeds only in directing it straight to the feet of Kelechi Iheanacho.

    The 18-year-old Blues striker controls the ball and lifts it over Morgan De Sanctis with ease. Lovely finish.

    Moments earlier Radja Nainggollan danced past Samir Nasri and into the area and shot from 10 yards max. The net rippled, but fortunately for the Blues it's the side-netting. Bad miss really, he should have hit the target.

  96. Tigers bowl out South Africa


    Quinton de Kock is bowled second ball for a duck by Mustafizur Rahman

    South Africa were all out for 248 on the opening day of the first Test with Bangladesh in Chittagong.

    In reply, the Tigers reached 7-0. Temba Bavuma, in only his third Test, top-scored for South Africa with 54, while Bangladesh left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman captured 4-37.

  97. Man City 1-1 AS Roma

    Second half under way

    As predicted, almost a whole new team for Man City in the second period.

    So Raheem's Sterling day is done. Here's how the first half went...

    Second half has just started.

  98. Get involved - welcome back


    Our first debate question today is which of your club's former players do you wish was still playing for you?

    Dennis Bergkamp

    Dan Baxter: It would have to be Dennis Bergkamp back at Arsenal. He's my footballing hero, and in my opinion the greatest ever.

    Adam Terris: Every Hibs fan dreams of the day Leigh Griffiths wears the green and white of Hibs once again.

    Starkie: Ruud Van Nistlerooy, we need a 20+ goals a season striker and I can't think of a better finisher in my lifetime.

    Use #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the Match of the Day Facebook page to have your say.

  99. Cullen available again for GB


    Crista Cullen

    London 2012 Olympic hockey bronze medallist Crista Cullen, who retired after the 2012 Games, is making herself available for selection for the Great Britain Women's squad from October 2015.

    Cullen, who has 79 caps and 32 goals for Great Britain and was the top penalty corner scorer at the London 2012 Games, has been working in Kenya since 2012.

    The Great Britain Women's team has enjoyed recent success in winning the World League semi-final in Valencia last month, secured qualification for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

  100. Liverpool bid for Real midfielder

    Transfer gossip

    The Metro report that Liverpool have made a £13.9m bid for Real Madrid's 25-year-old defensive midfielder Asier Illarramendi.

  101. Jules Bianchi funeral

    Formula 1

    Many well-known figures have attended the funeral of Jules Bianchi in Nice today, including - from the top - Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg; four-time world champion Alain Prost; president of governing body the FIA, Jean Todt.


    Finally, Philippe Bianchi - father of Jules - is comforted before the funeral service.


    Jules Bianchi, 25, died on Saturday from injuries sustained in a crash at last October's Japanese Grand Prix.

  102. Soldado's sayonara


    Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado has been linked with a departure from White Hart Lane, but here he bids farewell to two players who have definitely left the club, Younes Kaboul and Benji Stambouli.

  103. Man City 1-1 AS Roma

    Half-time whistle

    Raheem Sterling has sweat dripping off his brow as he trudges off at the break. He's not smiling, though he should be for he had a fine first 45 minutes in a Man City shirt, including that neatly-taken goal after 140 seconds.

    Will we see him in the second half? It's unlikely. Expect wholesale changes.


    1-1 at the break a fair scoreline. Both teams playing well and looking dangerous going forward. I predict more goals, which obviously means there won't be.

  104. Derby's Albentosa seals Malaga loan


    Derby County centre-half Raul Albentosa has joined La Liga side Malaga on a season-long loan deal.

    The 26-year-old Spaniard joined from Eibar in January for an undisclosed fee but only made a total of nine appearances for the Rams.

  105. Man City 1-1 AS Roma

    Living dangerously

    Last-ditch defending by Kompany and then Mangala prevent Roma from taking the lead. Then De Rossi heads over.

    City starting to look a bit shaky. Manuel Pellegrini purses his lips and shakes his head, that huge bouffant hair of his bobbing furiously up and down.

    Looks like he'll have words at half-time.

  106. Man City 1-1 AS Roma

    Not so fast

    Not much of a crowd in to watch this game. Liverpool's match against Adelaide yesterday was a 53,000 sell-out.

    It's not the same at the MSG. Lots of empty seats and the top tier looks completely devoid of any fans. Maybe they just don't like heights in Australia.

    That said, the venue does hold 110,000, so maybe appearances are deceptive and there is a decent turn-out.

    Anyhow, I'll stop waffling. Five minutes to half-time and the pace has slowed dramatically. Then again it is pre-season so it was hardly going to be 90 minutes of non-stop action.

  107. Get involved - welcome back


    Who would you love to see back at your club and why? Tweet us on #bbcsportsday.

    Paul Clayton: Would love to see King Cantona back at OT. Brought more to the game than brilliant football #class.

    Tony Yeboah

    Nick James: Has to be Tony Yeboah. Bring some good times back to Leeds Utd, oh how we need him.

    Samuel Jordan Gater: James Milner at Aston Villa, not the biggest legend in Villa history but always gave 110%.

  108. Man City 1-1 AS Roma

    Super Silva

    Man City might have spent millions but Roma - who finished second in Serie A behind Juventus last season - are playing good football and looking dangerous.

    Still, it's the Blues on top, with David Silva, playing in the hole behind the strikers, starting to dictate proceedings a little.


    He's just used that wand of a left foot to place the ball on Iheanacho's head but the striker's effort is saved by De Sanctis.

  109. Football

    Baggies close in on Lambert

  110. Man City 1-1 AS Roma

    Play on

    Sterling is in the thick of the action again. Darting into the box he seems to be clipped by Florenzi.

    Forget that. Seems is the wrong word. He was clipped, as the TV replays pretty conclusively prove.

    No pen. Sterling goes berserk but the ref, as tends to happen, doesn't change his mind.

    Good game this, both teams on the front foot looking for goals.

  111. England dominant in Women's Ashes


    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    England celebrate against Australia at Taunton

    Unlike with their male counterparts it is advantage decidedly with England in the opening Women's Ashes one-day international at Taunton. The Australians, having opted to bat, are 35-3 after 12 overs, Katherine Brunt taking the first two wickets and Kate Cross striking with her fourth delivery.

    Commentary continues on 5 live sports extra.

  112. Team Sky hit back at speculation

    Road Cycling

    Chris Froome's Team Sky has released data about his riding power in an effort to quell new speculation about doping at the Tour de France.

    Sky manager Dave Brailsford said the team decided to release the figures after an expert on France's state broadcaster covering the race had aired what he called "wildly wrong" data about Froome's performances.

    Froome said: "I'm not sure if numbers are going to fix everything, but certainly I feel as a team and myself, we're definitely trying to be as open and transparent as possible."

  113. Man City 1-1 AS Roma

    Celebration time

    Here's a pose City fans hope becomes a regular sight this season.


    Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring his first goal for the Blues, 140 seconds into the International Champions Cup clash with AS Roma.

    Talk about making an entrance.

  114. International newspapers

    Tuttosport (Italy)


    Italian sports newspaper Tuttosport says Juventus are in negotiations with Schalke to sign 21-year-old left winger Julian Draxler.

    However, the paper says that the 2014-15 Champions League runners-up still see 23-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Goetze as their primary transfer target.

    Elsewhere on their front page, they link Roma with a move for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.

  115. Get involved - Welcome back


    With Wayne Rooney set to make a one-off appearance back in Everton colours, we are asking you which former player would you like to see back at your club and why? Here are some early comments:

    Gianfranco Zola

    Josh Murphy: Zola playing behind Diego Costa in that number 10 role ahead of Oscar.

    G30RD13 5P4RT4N: Don't think it needs to be said who every Geordie wants to have back wearing the no. 9 at Newcastle Alan Shearer.

    Ryan: Would love to see Sami Hyypia stabilise the #LFC defence, natural leader and a class defender.

    Tweet us using #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the Match of the Day Facebook page.

  116. Man City 1-1 AS Roma

    All square

    It's proving a half-decent game this.

    Eight minutes in and Miralem Pjanic has just whacked an equaliser into the top corner.

    Who says pre-season friendlies are boring?

  117. BreakingMan City 1-0 AS Roma

    Sterling scores

    Raheem Sterling

    We take it back. Raheem Sterling scores 140 seconds into his Man City debut.

    The new boy raced on to a neat pass from Kelechi Iheanacho and neatly planted the ball past the keeper.

    What a signing, the lad's proving a snip.

  118. Man City v AS Roma

    International Champions Cup

    The teams have just got under way in Melbourne and guess who the first player to touch the ball was ... Mr Raheem Sterling.


    The £49m man is obviously keen to make an impact, though he did have an embarrassing moment within the first minute when he slipped on the turf and went flying.

    Cue a huge roar from the crowd.

    Stick right here, we'll bring you regular updates.

  119. Early strike for England Women

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    England claim the first Australia wicket in the opening Women's Ashes one-day international at Taunton, Elyse Villani caught by skipper Charlotte Edwards off Katherine Brunt for 18. After seven overs the Australians are 24-1 and commentary continues on 5 live sports extra now.

  120. Federer's charity trip


    Proof that Roger Federer is a class act off the court as well as on it.

  121. Get involved - Welcome back

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    So then, in the light Wayne 'Once a Blue, always a Blue' Rooney returning to Everton to play in Big Dunc's testimonial, we want to know this...

    Which former player would you like to see back at your club and why?


    Maybe it's Fabregas at Arsenal, Ronaldo returning to Man U, or Suarez going back to Liverpool? Or maybe you're a Football League club an want an old hero back, like Blackpool fans wishing Charlie Adam would return.

    Whatever your choice, let us know now at #bbcsportsday or at the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  122. Rooney returns to Everton


    Something you might have missed from overnight and the news that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has agreed to play for Everton in a testimonial for his "hero" and former team-mate Duncan Ferguson.

    Rooney, 29, will play for the ex-Everton striker against Villarreal at Goodison Park on 2 August.


    Rooney, an Everton academy product, has not always been warmly welcomed at his old ground since moving to United 11 years ago, and angered some Everton fans in 2008 by kissing his United badge on his return to his former club.

    "I cannot think of a better way to thank Dunc for all he did for me than turning out in his fully deserved testimonial match," said Rooney. "Had he not asked me to play I would have gone and supported him on the day as I am sure most other Evertonians will."

  123. County Championship Division Two


    Glamorgan face an uphill battle against Lancashire at Colwyn Bay, having been reduced to 165-6 in response to the visitors' massive 698-5 declared on day two.

    Alviro Petersen and Ashwell Prince stole the headlines on Monday, both hitting double centuries to put on 501 for the third wicket.

    And at Tunbridge Wells Kent will resume their first innings on the third day 420-4, replying to Essex's 260.

  124. County Championship Division One


    We heard from Jason Gillespie talking about Yorkshire batsman Jonny Bairstow earlier, and that's because the 25-year-old has been stating his case for an England recall against Worcestershire at Scarborough.

    Jonny Bairstow

    Bairstow struck 139 from 183 deliveries to guide his side to 430 in their first innings - and they look well on top heading into the third day, with the visitors 195-6, still 235 runs behind.

  125. County Championship Division One


    In Division One Warwickshire are on the brink of victory over Somerset at Edgbaston, resuming on 6-0 but requiring only a further 65 runs to win.

    Sussex are in trouble against Nottinghamshire at Horsham, 157-4 in reply to the visitors' commanding 570-7 declared, while Hampshire are 119-3 against Durham at the Ageas bowl, trailing by 302 in the first innings.

  126. Jules Bianchi funeral

    Formula 1

  127. Jules Bianchi funeral

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton is among a number of Formula 1 drivers at the funeral of Jules Bianchi in his hometown of Nice.

    Large posters of Bianchi were draped outside the entrance of the city's Sainte Reparate Cathedral as fans gathered outside saw drivers like Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa and Olivier Panis arrive to pay their respects.


    Bianchi, 25, died on Saturday as a result of severe head injuries in a crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. His car number, 17, is being retired from F1 in his honour.

    Bianchi is the first F1 driver to die from injuries sustained in a grand prix since Brazilian triple world champion Ayrton Senna was killed at the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola in 1994.

  128. Van Gaal wants keeper that beat him

    Football gossip

    Manchester United are interested in bringing Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 28, to Old Trafford to replace Victor Valdes, reports the Manchester Evening News.


    Romero has 62 caps for Argentina and saved two spot kicks during the World Cup semi-final penalty shoot-out win over Van Gaal's Dutch side at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

  129. Yardy to step down


    Michael Yardy

    Sussex's former England all-rounder Michael Yardy has announced that he will be retiring from all forms of cricket, at the conclusion of the current season.

    The 34-year-old former Sussex captain made his first-class debut for the county in 2000 and was part of the 2003, 2006 and 2007 Championship-winning teams. He played 28 one-day internationals and 14 Twenty20 internationals for England from 2006-2011.

  130. Jules Bianchi funeral

    Formula 1

    F1 driver Romain Grosjean is at the funeral.

  131. Newcastle sign £13m striker


    Newcastle's new signing Aleksandar Mitrovic has signed a five-year deal at St. James' Park and the £13m fee makes him the fourth biggest transfer in the club's history.

    "I am so happy to have signed for Newcastle," said the frontman, who scored 44 goals in 90 appearances for Anderlecht.

    "I visited the stadium and it is amazing. I know how passionate the fans are and there will be pressure here, for sure, but I like pressure."

    Boss Steve McClaren said: "This is a fantastic signing for us. We have fought off a lot of competition to secure a top young talent in Europe."