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Summary

  1. World Cup 2018 draw build-up
  2. Liverpool draw 1-1 with Malaysia XI
  3. Man City lose 4-1 to Real Madrid
  4. GET INVOLVED #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Sportsday Live

    That's it for Sportsday Live for Friday, and indeed for this week.

    Enjoy your sporting weekend and we will be back on Monday at 08:00 BST.

  2. Bolt among the stars in London

    Athletics

    Usain Bolt

    If athletics is your thing, then there are three exciting days of action ahead at the Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium in London.

    Action gets underway at 19:00 BST on BBC Three and BBC Radio 5 Live and coverage switches to BBC Two at 20:00 and you can follow it all on the BBC Sport website.

    Don't miss your chance to see the likes of Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill ahead of August's World Championships in Beijing.

  3. Benteke can shine at Liverpool - Rodgers

    Football

    Christian Benteke

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes new signing Christian Benteke can be a huge player for the club after the striker earlier this week.

    "There's a number of qualities that he has and he will only improve in his time at the club," said Rodgers. "If you look at his goals record since the time that he's been in the Premier League he's up there with the best in terms of numbers. So that was very important for us.

    "Obviously I've heard and I've seen stuff about the style, 'he won't fit the style of how we play' - I think he'll only complement it and help us. He's a big guy but he's got the attributes that I like in terms of pace and movement and he gets goals.

    "He's great in the air, strong, he can hold the game up, he can play on the counter-attack, he can play whenever the team is deep because he can hold the ball up with his physical strength."

  4. Leeds sign Wests prop Galloway

    Rugby League

    Keith Galloway

    Leeds Rhinos have signed Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway on a three-year deal.

    The 29-year-old Australia international will join the Rhinos for the start of next season after being released from the final year of his contract with the NRL side.

    Rhinos coach Brian McDermott told BBC Radio Leeds: "He's a tough, uncompromising prop who gives you plenty of game time."

  5. Wildcats sign prop Yates

    Super League

    Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed Leeds Rhinos prop Andy Yates on an 18-month deal.

    The 25-year-old is the fourth signing the Wildcats have made this week after Lee Smith, Bill Tupou and Scott Moore.

  6. Warburton defends Rangers over Allan bid

    Football

    Mark Warburton

    Rangers manager Mark Warburton has defended his club following their pursuit of Hibernian midfielder Scott Allan days before the teams meet in the first round of the Petrofac Training Cup on Saturday.

    Rangers made a slightly improved offer for Allan on Thursday, hours after Hibs confirmed they had rejected a £175,000 bid for the player.

    "My job is in the football department, out there on the grass, managing the players and the group of staff around the players, and working with the academy," said Warburton.

    "I'm paid to do that job. The other work, the more difficult stuff, is handled by the powers that be. We have to look after Rangers Football Club in everything we do. That selfish approach for any successful business, let alone football, is looking after number one so to speak."

  7. Coe unveils finance plan

    Athletics

    Lord Coe

    IAAF presidential candidate Seb Coe has promised an Olympic athletics dividend to all of the IAAF's 214 member federations if he is elected president in next month's election.

    The dividend would be funded through approximately half of the quadrennial fee received from the International Olympic Committee [IOC] and would help help fund athletics development at grassroots level.

    It would give each federation at least $100,000 (£64,400) over a four-year cycle, totalling around $22m (£14m)

  8. Browne on form ahead of IPC Grand Prix

    Athletics

    Richard Browne

    American amputee sprinter Richard Browne has warmed up for his showdown with Britain's Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock in Sunday's IPC Grand Prix final at the Olympic Stadium with an unofficial T44 100m world record.

    Browne, who is the current single-leg amputee record holder with 10.75 seconds set at the 2013 Anniversary Games, clocked 10.72 in the 100m heats in an event Finland on Thursday. He also ran a wind-assisted 10.60 in the final.

    It sets up the prospect of a thrilling encounter between the pair on Sunday in London and you can hear all the action on 5 Live.

  9. We know you love our gossip column...

    Football

    So we've given you.... *drum roll......*

    "Gossip Column Extra"

    Gossip column

    BBC Sport's David Ornstein rounds up the latest transfer reports, including rumours of a return to Manchester United for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

  10. Weather causes problems for Seniors

    Golf

    Colin Montgomerie

    After the weather caused problems at last week's Open at St Andrews, it's a similar story at the Senior Open at Sunningdale.

    Heavy rain curtailed play in the second round meaning it will have to be finished on Saturday before the third round gets underway.

    Colin Montgomerie has a share of the lead on five under as he bids for his fourth senior major championship and first on British soil.

  11. Burgess to remain flanker at Bath

    Rugby Union

    Sam Burgess

    Bath head coach Mike Ford says he understands why England plan to play rugby league convert Sam Burgess at centre, but has also stressed that he will remain as a blindside flanker at club level.

    Former England scrum-half Matt Dawson said earlier this week that Burgess, 26, had been "found out" playing at centre for Bath in the Premiership last season and jad been "a real threat" in the forward pack.

    Ford told BBC Radio Bristol: "I know ultimately he'll come back a better player with his experience at the World Cup, so I'm pretty chilled about it. It doesn't concern me at all. Wherever he plays, he'll contribute to the England team."

  12. Crystal Palace in control in South Africa

    Football

    Crystal Palace are in free-scoring form in their pre-season friendly in Cape Town, South Africa, where they lead SuperSport United 4-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Mile Jedinak, Chung-yong Lee, Jordon Mutch and Frazier Campbell.

  13. Benitez confident over Ramos and Benzema

    Football

    Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo

    Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez is confident captain Sergio Ramos and striker Karim Benzema will remain at Real Madrid, despite reports linking the pair with English clubs.

    "Sergio has known from day one that I want him to stay and I'm sure that he'll stay with us," said Benitez after Friday's win over Manchester City in the International Champions Cup in Melbourne.

    "People are asking me about different players that maybe we will buy and I always say the same thing, 'he's not our player, I will not talk about that'.

    "In this case Karim is our player so I will not talk about that. I hope, I'm sure, that he will stay with us."

  14. Sharapova and Dimitrov end relationship

    Tennis

    Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov

    Russian five-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova has split up with Bulgarian boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov after a relationship which lasted nearly three years.

    "Our paths split," 24-year-old Dimitrov, who has fallen to 16th in the world after reaching eighth last year and reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals, told Bulgarian media.

    "We experienced wonderful moments together. I wish her much happiness and success in life and in tennis.

    "Now I'm concentrated entirely on the game and I'm sure the results will soon be seen. This is the summer of the new beginning for me."

  15. Get set for Anniversary Games

    Athletics

    Olympic Stadium

    The Anniversary Games gets underway this evening across BBC Television and Radio.

    Here are some of the times you need to be aware of for the evening's action from the Olympic Stadium.

    19:15 BST: Women's 400m (Christine Ohuruogu)

    20:17 and 20:19: Men's 100m heats (Usain Bolt, Chijindu Ujah, James Dasaolu)

    21:29: Men's 100m final

    21:43: Men's 3000m (Mo Farah)

  16. Sorokin support for Blatter

    Football

    Alexei Sorokin

    Russia 2018 chief Sorokin was speaking ahead of Saturday's World Cup draw, which is Blatter's first overseas trip since Fifa was plunged into turmoil by criminal investigations into allegations of systematic bribery.

    "He has always been a friend of our country," he added.

    "We respect his decision. We are certain everything he's doing is for the good of Fifa to which he has dedicated his life."

  17. Blatter 'a victim' says Sorokin

    Football

    Sepp Blatter

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter is "a victim", according to the man in charge of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

    Blatter is standing down in February as a result of a corruption crisis at world football's governing body.

    But Russia 2018 chief executive Alexei Sorokin told the BBC that the 79-year-old Swiss was "a very brave person".

    "Unfortunately he decided to take up responsibility himself for certain things which are not within his responsibility," he said.

  18. Orient captain Clarke leaves club

    Football

    Nathan Clarke

    Leyton Orient captain Nathan Clarke has left the League Two club in order to move north and be closer to his family.

    The 31-year-old centre-back made 131 appearances for the O's after moving to east London from Huddersfield Town in the summer of 2012.

    "While playing here I have been away from my young family. I feel living apart has become too hard," he told the club website.

    "I have on many occasions put the club before my family's happiness and that should never happen."

  19. Mourinho defends De Bruyne sale

    Football

    Kevin de Bruyne

    Jose Mourinho says he has no regrets about selling Manchester City target Kevin de Bruyne, insisting the winger lacked the necessary mentality to succeed at Chelsea.

    Mourinho sold the 24-year-old Belgian to Wolfsburg in a deal worth £18m in January 2014 but he has been linked with a return to the Premier League for a fee in the region of £50m.

    "He needed a team where he knows he can play every game. He needs to know that he is important," said Mourinho.

    "He did not want a team where he thinks, 'am I playing or not?'. He needs that trust, he needs that quality. He needs that security. So I was not happy when he left."

  20. Cardiff's Oshilaja joins Gills on loan

    Football

    League One side Gillingham have signed Cardiff City defender Deji Oshilaja on loan until 3 January.

    The 22-year-old has made three senior appearances for the Bluebirds and has had loan spells at Newport County, Sheffield Wednesday and AFC Wimbledon.

  21. Nibali wins Tour stage

    Cycling

    Vincenzo Nibali

    Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has won Friday's 19th stage of the Tour de France.

    Nibali finished clear of Colombia's Nairo Quintana with overall leader Chris Froome third.

    However, the Briton still leads the race by two minutes and 38 seconds.

  22. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday or use the BBC Sport Facebook page

    We've asked you to share your views of the World Cup draws and who would be in your dream draw and who would you want to avoid?

    Any thoughts?

    Use #bbcsportsday and don't forget to let us know which nation you will be supporting.

    Max Baggins-Craig: England, Malta, ROI, Latvia, France, Iceland. It'd be a good width of test for the players. Pots look great aswell...

    Owen Collins: A Dream draw for England of fresh challenges/teams we've not faced yet: Bosnia, Serbia, Faroe Isles, Latvia & Malta

    Steve: Ireland supporter here, would love if we drew Romania and Iceland but in reality we will get Italy, Germany and Sweden.

    Brockers: England - I think the dream draw NEEDS a top side in there! For challenge & national interest.

    World Cup pots
  23. Northern Ireland's dreams...and screams?

    World Cup 2018 draw

    Northern Ireland
    Northern Ireland

    I'm sure there are plenty of N.I fans who would relish the opportunity to face the teams in the 'nightmare' scenario...

  24. Oval T20 game rained off

    County cricket

    A second T20 Blast game has fallen victim to the rainy weather with no play possible between Surrey and Sussex at The Oval.

    The one point awarded for a no-result means Sussex are certain of a place in the quarter-finals, while Surrey's hopes of joining them are ended.

  25. Scotland's hopes... and fears?

    World Cup 2018 draw

    Scotland
    Scotland
  26. Zlatan refuses to rule out move to Manchester United

    Football

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    The Manchester Evening News reports that Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has opened the door to a move to Manchester United, despite previous issues in his relationship with United manager Louis van Gaal.

  27. Wales' wishes...

    World Cup 2018 draw

    Wales
    Wales
  28. What England do and don't want

    World Cup 2018 draw

    England
    England
  29. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday or BBC Sport Facebook page

    With all this in mind, we want your input.

    What would be your team's dream draw? Who do you want to avoid and why? What do you think of the pots?

    Are you planning on visiting Russia for the World Cup in 2018? Are there any stars you are looking forward to seeing?

    Get involved using #bbcsportsday and posting on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  30. Terry delight at Mourinho deal

    Football

    Jose Mourinho and John Terry

    Chelsea captain John Terry believes manager Jose Mourinho's decision to sign a new contract at the club is a huge blow to their rivals.

    Mourinho has confirmed that a new four-year deal has been agreed and it is only a matter of time before it is made official.

    "It's great news for the club but terrible news for everybody else because the other managers know that he finds ways to beat teams," Terry told the London Evening Standard.

    "He knows people inside out, on and off the pitch. Whether you're a player or manager, he does his groundwork. He knows everything."

  31. ....You still with us?

    World Cup 2018 draw

    That was the complicated bit. These are the basic bits you may actually care about.

    Games will be played from September 2016 to October 2017.

    The nine group winners will progress to the finals, while the eight best runners-up will take part in play-offs in November 2017.

    The Fifa confederations of Africa, Oceania, South America and Concacaf (North, Central America and the Caribbean) will also be involved.

  32. Tour De France: Stage 19

    Cycling

    Stage 19 of the Tour De France is starting to build to a climax but there is still the minor matter of a mountain in the Alps facing Yellow Jersey holder Chris Froome.

    We have used 'cutting edge technology' to show you the final climb of the stage... (See red arrow below....No expense spared).

    Tour De France: Stage 19

    Follow all the action here.

  33. So how does the draw work?

    World Cup 2018 draw

    Now bear with us...

    The draw we will be focussing on is obviously the European section.

    Russia have already qualified as hosts, and the other 52 member nations have been split into six pots based on Fifa's July rankings.

    World Cup pots

    The nine top seeds in Europe - including Wales and England - will first be drawn into a group. (For TV rights purposes, England, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands will be drawn into groups of six teams, as will Italy and France from pot two).

    A team from each of the other four or five pots will then be drawn into each group to make up the nine groups.

  34. Taunton rain causes postponement

    Cricket

    If you were thinking of going to Somerset's T20 Blast match against Middlesex at Taunton on Friday evening, then don't.

    The game, which was due to start at 17:30 BST, has been postponed because of rain.

    Neither team could have qualified for the quarter-finals, but the names of the five teams to join Birmingham Bears, Worcestershire and Kent in the last eight will be decided later on.

  35. Home nations to discover fate

    World Cup 2018 draw

    The 2018 World Cup draw takes place on Saturday where the home nations will find out who they need to beat in order to reach the finals in Russia.

    The draw is expected to take place in St Petersburg at 16:00 BST.

    Lee Nelson

    We say expected to as there may be protesters and demonstrators.... and Lee Nelson's mug shots have probably been handed out to security already.

  36. Malaysia XI 1-1 Liverpool

    Full-time

    Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe

    It's all over in Kuala Lumpar. Adam Lallana and James Milner had shots saved among Liverpool's chances as they tried to engineer a winner.

    Dejan Lovren also put a free header from a corner wide before Reds keeper Adam Bogdan made a smart save late on as both teams had to settle for a draw.

    Earlier on, Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh's goal had given Malaysia the lead before a Jordon Ibe stunner.

  37. Man City start Cup defence with win

    Football

    Continental Tyres Cup holders Manchester City Women began the defence of their trophy with a comfortable 3-0 win against Doncaster.

    England striker Toni Duggan netted the third goal for City, with Isobel Christiansen and Nikita Parris also scoring.

    Elsewhere, Natasha Dowie scored both goals in Liverpool's 2-0 Merseyside derby win over Everton.

  38. Austin 'likely to leave QPR'

    Football

    Charlie Austin

    According to his manager, Chris Ramsey, Charlie Austin is probably on his way out of QPR this summer. He has been linked with moves to Newcastle, Leicester, West Ham and Crystal Palace and Ramsey admits "It's unlikely he'll stay".

    He told talkSPORT: "We have to be realistic. We want to keep him but it's unlikely. The club is in a financial position that it needs to recoup some money and I think for his ambitions he wants to keep playing in the Premier League to go to the Euros".

    Rangers have already turned down big-money bids and are holding out for more than £15m for the 26-year-old striker.

  39. Attention all cool kids...

    BMX World Championships 2015

    Of course you were all well aware that it's the 2015 BMX World Championships on Saturday in Belgium.....

    BMX Liam Phillips

    Well then you will know that 2013 world champion Liam Phillips has spoken to BBC Sport about his "unbearable" time at last year's event when he crashed out. He has said reclaiming the title would be a "dream".

    Available to UK users only.

    Watch coverage of the BMX World Championships on Saturday 25 July, live on the BBC Sport website from 16:30 BST and live on BBC Red Button from 18:00 BST with a repeat at 20:00 BST.

  40. Rain on the parade

    Anniversary Games

    We're not going to lie to you, the weather for Friday's Diamond League meeting at London's Olympic Stadium is pretty bleak...

    Weather

    But BBC Sport athletics presenter Gabby Logan can offer some solace... 

    You can follow all the action in our live text commentary from 19:00 BST.

  41. Carson still wants England shot

    Football

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Scott Carson has told BBC Radio Derby he's desperate to get back to the Premier League - and maybe the England squad.

    Scott Carson

    Carson, who joined Derby County this summer, is currently in Holland for the Rams pre-season tour.

    "I'm only 29 and I feel that I still have a lot to offer," he said. "I want to get back to the Premier League.

    "And if you're doing well in the Premier League, you've always got a chance of getting in the England squad."

  42. Malaysia XI 1-1 Liverpool

    Football

    We've gone past the hour mark and Liverpool are still being held by the hosts.

    The Reds could do with new signing Christian Benteke up front to give their attack a bit of bite.

  43. Anderson to stay as boss of Everton

    Football

    Nicola Anderson

    Nicola Anderson is to remain as interim manager of Women's Super League Two side Everton Ladies until the end of the season.

    Anderson took over the role in June after former boss Andy Spence resigned following his three years in charge.

    "I believe in this group of players and for me, it was a no brainer when it was offered to me," Anderson told BBC Sport.

  44. Aston Villa keen to spend

    Football

    Mark Regan

    BBC WM Sport

    With the money from Christian Benteke's sale burning a hole in Aston Villa's pocket, speculation is rife over potential transfer targets.

    Tim Sherwood

    Villa have reportedly (see 09:42 BST) had a bid accepted by French club Lorient for their 23-year-old Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew who scored 12 goals in 29 games last season.

    Tim Sherwood has also been linked with Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie as well as a seemingly unlikely interest in bringing back Ashley Young from Manchester United.

  45. Rotherham sign forward Maguire

    Football

    Chris Maguire

    Rotherham United have signed forward Chris Maguire on a one-year contract from Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

    Scottish striker Maguire, 26, scored 18 goals in 79 league games for the Owls but turned down a new deal this summer.

    He is the third former Wednesday man to join the Millers this pre-season after defenders Lewis Buxton and Joe Mattock.

  46. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Peter Adcock: Don't know why Aberdeen can't fly a bird of prey on matchdays - Palace fly an eagle around the pitch before games.

    Dougie Kinnear: Pittodrie at HT is like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds'. The gulls are big enough to carry off a small child.

    Chris Martin: Why have Aberdeen been moved to act? Because everyone in the south stand were scared for their lives during last night's Europa League game.

  47. Bojan close to return for Stoke

    Football

    Graham McGarry

    BBC Radio Stoke Sport

    Bojan Krkic

    BBC Radio Stoke understands that Bojan Krkic could make his first appearance for Stoke City since January in Saturday's pre-season friendly at Brentford.

    The former Barcelona striker missed the second half of last season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

    "He may play a part in that," assistant manager Mark Bowen said. "And it'll be great to have him back. He's way ahead of schedule and you're desperate to get him back, but you have to be mindful of what he's been through."

  48. Malaysia XI 1-1 Liverpool

    Football

    It's half-time in Kuala Lumpar and it's all square. Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh put the hosts into a surprise lead with an early and smart finish before Jordon Ibe equalised with a stunning strike.

    Ibe has been his side's best player but it's been a bit of a struggle for the Premier League outfit.

  49. Malaysia Xi 1-1 Liverpool

    Football

    The Liverpool Echo's Ian Doyle tweets...

  50. 'Aberdeen have a strong seagull policy'

    Football

    Pittodrie

    "Aberdeen FC has adopted a strong policy regarding the city-wide problem with seagulls," is perhaps the greatest ever opening to a football club statement.

    But then to follow it up with "for obvious reasons we cannot fly birds of prey during games" just makes it even better.

    Out of interest, what are the obvious reasons? And why have Aberdeen been moved to act?

    Spotter's badge to our BBC Scotland colleague Kenny Crawford, who points out that Aberdeen play Brighton - the Seagulls - in a friendly on Sunday...

  51. Malaysia XI 1-1 Liverpool

    Football

    Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson guided an effort wide before midfielder Lucas Leiva had to have running repairs on a cut to his face.

    But Jordon Ibe has equalised for the Reds after cutting in from the right and thundering a left-foot strike into the top corner. Two quality finishes in this match so far.

  52. Brentford sign Denmark forward Vibe

    Football

    Lasse Vibe

    Brentford have signed Denmark international Lasse Vibe from IFK Goteborg for an undisclosed fee.

    The forward, 28, has agreed a three-year deal at Griffin Park and becomes the Championship club's eighth signing of the summer.

    He made his international debut for Denmark in 2014 and has won a total of nine caps.

  53. Rhodes wants £12m Middlesbrough move

    Football

    The Lancashire Telegraph are reporting that Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes is "unhappy" that he has been refused permission to speak to Middlesbrough.

    The two Championship clubs have held talks this week over a £12m deal, but Blackburn's owners are not keen to sell to a rival.

    Jordan Rhodes

    "I have been advised by the club that they have rejected an offer from Middlesbrough which was in excess of what Blackburn paid for me," said the Scotland striker, whose uncle Steve Agnew is the assistant manager at Middlesbrough.

    "I would have liked to have been able to talk to [Middlesbrough] and I am unhappy at not being given that opportunity."

  54. Malaysia XI 1-0 Liverpool

    Football

    Malaysia have a player called Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh and he has given his side the lead after 13 minutes.

    Ronaldinho raced on to a lay-off, charged past defender Dejan Lovren and fired a shot past keeper Adam Bogdan with a smart finish.

  55. Arsene Wenger new conference

    Emirates Cup

  56. Doubts over Golden Horn

    Horse Racing

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC horse racing correspondent

    Frankie Dettori on Golden Horn

    Concerns are rising over the likely participation of unbeaten Epsom Derby and Eclipse Stakes winner Golden Horn in flat racing's King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday following heavy rain on the track.

    Trainer John Gosden has indicated that he will walk the course ahead of the race to check ground conditions are not too soft before committing the Frankie Dettori-ridden colt to the line-up.

  57. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Emirates Cup

    Danny Welbeck is not yet training after a knee problem, while Alexis Sanchez was busy winning the Copa America with Chile during his summer holidays.

  58. From Atletico Madrid to Guernsey

    Football

    Guille Fernandez

    Guernsey FC have signed a former Atletico Madrid youth player after he moved to the island to work in a hotel.

    Guille Fernandez, 26, played for the Spanish giants from under-12 to under-19 level and has also played in Spain's fourth division.

    He initially came to the island with the Real Madrid soccer school last year when he met with the Isthmian League Division One South club's coaches.

    The island side gets average gates of almost 800, some of the highest in the eighth tier of English football - but 46,000 less than the average attendance at Atletico's Vicente Calderon.

  59. Force India out of second practice

    Formula 1

    Sergio Perez's car is removed from the track

    Second practice has started ahead of Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest.

    However, Force India will not be taking part as the team investigates the cause of Sergio Perez's crash in Practice One.

    Follow the latest via the BBC Sport website.

  60. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Emirates Cup

    Wenger has also been talking about goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who is expected to complete loan move to Roma after the arrival of Petr Cech bumped him down the pecking order...

  61. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Emirates Cup

    The Arsenal manager has been speaking ahead of this weekend's Emirates Cup. Here's the best of it...

  62. Cummins back in the wickets

    Cricket

    Pat Cummins

    Australia's Pat Cummins marked his return to first-class cricket after nearly two years out with a wicket against Derbyshire on the second day of the three-day tour match at Derby on Friday.

    Cummins had New Zealand's Hamish Rutherford caught behind by Nevill for 14.

    At lunch, Derbyshire were 81-2 in reply to Australia's first innings 413-9 declared - a deficit of 332 runs - with captain Wayne Madsen (14 no) and Scott Elstone (13 no) at the crease.

    Follow the latest via the BBC Sport website.

  63. 'Is £46m enough for Di Maria'

    Football

    Bill Rice

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Angel Di Maria

    Angel di Maria's £59.7m British record transfer move to Manchester United could be over after just one frustrating season.

    The player's family have failed to settle in Manchester after an attempted burglary, and the Argentine's form slumped in the second half of the campaign, with just one FA Cup goal against Yeovil after October.

    French giants PSG want the former Real Madrid winger, with the fee the only likely sticking point to a deal being made, but £46m could be enough to convince Louis van Gaal to sell.

  64. Froome aims to maintain Tour lead

    Cycling

    Chris Froome

    The riders are on the road again in Stage 19 of the Tour de France which covers 138km from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to La Toussuire.

    Two days remain in the Alps before Sunday's Paris finale where Britain's Chris Froome will be hoping to celebrate victory on the Champs Elysees.

    You can follow the latest via the BBC Sport website and there will be live radio coverage from 15:00 BST.

  65. Friday Sports Panel

    BBC Radio 5 live

    The Friday Sports Panel, presented by Eleanor Oldroyd, is currently on air on BBC Radio 5 Live. Guests are England footballer Jill Scott, wheelchair tennis star Jordanne Whiley and cricketer Sam Robson.

    Among the topics being discussed is whether elite athletes are being over-coached.

    You can tune in via the 5 live website.

  66. Malaysia XI v Liverpool (13:45)

    Pre-season friendly

    We've got another pre-season game coming up for you shortly...

  67. 'We were a little disjointed'

    Manchester City 1-4 Real Madrid

    Asked what Manchester City can take from their defeat to Real Madrid goalkeeper Joe Hart replies "not a great deal".

    Joe Hart

    "We didn't play very well," he tells Australian media. "We were a little bit disjointed. We will take loads away from it in that we have plenty to work on.

    "It's pre-season at the end of the day, we can't get too wrapped up in the result. Our team is only going to get stronger, we'll get fitter and be ready for the first game of the season."

    City kick-off their Premier League campaign on Monday 10 August at West Brom.

  68. 'It was an amazing event'

    Manchester City 1-4 Real Madrid

    Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale talks to the Australian media: "We want to win every game we play, even if it's a friendly. It was an amazing event to be part of in Melbourne and a great to get a win to cap it off. We know we have to win this season. It's all about getting fitness at the moment."

  69. FULL-TIME

    Manchester City 1-4 Real Madrid

    And so Manchester City will roll on to face Vietnam City on Monday before their final pre-season friendly of the summer against Stuttgart on 1 August.

    As we know, they have to up their game this season to win back the title they so covet and they have backed themselves in the transfer market in acquiring Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph - who left the field injured on his debut.

    Pepe

    Defensively they were dismantled on one of Australia's most famous venues but with key names missing, perhaps it was not too surprising.

    Rafa Benitez has officially won his first trophy as Real Madrid manager - the International Champions Cup. The presentation is to come next but I doubt that silverware alone will prove enough to keep the former Liverpool manager in good favour at the Santiago Bernabeu this season.

  70. Pedro to Old Trafford?

    Football gossip

    BBC Radio Manchester's United reporter Bill Rice tweets...

  71. Nice and easy

    Manchester City 1-4 Real Madrid (88 mins)

    Real Madrid

    Slow, tepid football at the back from Manchester City as Real Madrid's players sit back in deckchairs with a Pina Colada in hand. Job done.

    What have we learned about the Spanish side? The talent pool at their disposal is probably deeper than ever as the introductions of Denis Cheryshev, Casemiro and Danilo showed.

    As for their style under Rafa Benitez, no major changes. Lots of quality for all to see and when attacks form they tend to be pretty loaded.

  72. Debut boy

    Manchester City 1-4 Real Madrid (85 mins)

    Manchester City debut for Patrick Roberts.

    Who? The 18-year-old joined from Fulham this summer and he comes in for Jesus Navas.

    Go on son, make a name for yourself...

  73. New face

    Manchester City 1-4 Real Madrid

    Patrick Roberts, signed from Fulham last week, makes his debut. BBC Radio Manchester's City commentator tweets...

  74. Calm down

    Manchester City 1-4 Real Madrid (80 mins)

    Raheem Sterling

    Never will Manuel Pellegrini be more relaxed about a 4-1 defeat. He looks at ease on his bench. This is a patchwork City side, knitted together with very loose cotton, falling apart as a result under any real strong rip from Real.

    Can we read much into it domestically? City certainly don't look too sharp but they may well be in the middle of a big block of training. It's miles in the legs for these players if nothing else.

  75. Change of heart?

    Manchester City 1-4 Real Madrid

    Ian Cheeseman

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Manuel Pellegrini said Edin Dzekowould not play against Real Madrid because of the uncertainty of his future. Yet the Bosnian striker has come on with Gael Clichy and Rony Lopes.

  76. GOAL

    Manchester City 1-4 Real Madrid - Denis Cheryshev - (73 mins)

    Real Madrid will lift the International Champions Trophy and Denis Cheryshev gets his name on the scoresheet, turning in a simple volley from six yards.

    If you've not heard much about this 24-year-old Russian, stay tuned. He was on loan at Villarreal last season and stood out.

  77. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester City 1-3 Real Madrid (70 mins)

    Raheem Sterling

    Raheem Sterling was one of those to depart in the last wave of substitutions. His contribution will grab no major headlines but what he offered was pretty solid.

    One very eye-catching run in the first half and of course, the touch that won the penalty. His second period saw a run which posed real problems for Sergio Ramos. Far from vintage, far from electric but decent.

  78. Big attraction

    Manchester City 1-3 Real Madrid

    The Sunday People's Steve Bates tweets...

  79. Sloppy Ronaldo

    Manchester City 1-3 Real Madrid (65 mins)

    Cristiano Ronaldo should be leaving Melbourne with a sack of goals. He races clear - one-on-one with Joe Hart but pokes wide and seconds later misses a point-blank header. Anything on target would have beaten the City keeper.

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    As we enter the final 30 minutes, the substitutions are flowing and Real will make five. Ronaldo is one of those to depart. Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri also exit for City.

    What are City getting from this? As far as friendless go, it's competitive and a good workout physically. This type of contest has to be more worthwhile than the old school away trip to lower-league cannon fodder.

  80. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday and BBC Sport Facebook page

    Saul Greenhalgh: Sterling plays best with the ball at his feet. Not as a poacher.

    Benny Profane: The idea that City's a big club probably hasn't reached Australia yet. Liverpool beloved there. No surprise they're booing Sterling.

    Stuart Mitchell: And the first refereeing shocker of the season occurs, Sterling handball first then Ramos + was outside the box, blind ref.

  81. Offside

    Manchester City 1-3 Real Madrid (59 mins)

    Isco walks one into the net as Cristiano Ronaldo lays it on a plate but the offside flag is up. Replays show it should have stood and the big screens in the stadium lead to huge howls from the crowd as the decision is shown.

    Isco

    Real have dominated the last 10 minutes, Ronaldo firing over and another slick move yields a corner from which the Portuguese heads over.

    At the other end, Raheem Sterling is still carrying some fight and he muscles his way past Sergio Ramos but the cut-back gets intercepted. Could Sterling v Ramos become a Premier League match-up next season? The defender is, of course, linked with a move to Manchester United.

  82. Rain stops play at Chittagong

    Cricket

    Weather at Chittagong

    Rain has washed out the fourth day's play in the first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa in Chittagong.

    South Africa, who made 248 in the first innings, bowled out Bangladesh for 326 and reached 61-0 in their second innings when bad light forced an early stumps on Thursday with 24.5 overs left to be bowled.

    Openers Stiaan van Zyl and Dean Elgar were on 33 and 28 runs respectively, as Bangladesh's first innings lead slipped to 17.

    The second and final Test of two-match series will be held in Dhaka from 30 July to 3 August.

  83. Big chance

    Manchester City 1-3 Real Madrid (51 mins)

    Manchester City should be right back in this. David Silva collects a pass in the box, shapes to shoot, dummies Marcelo into next week and now has all the time to pick his spot but it's blocked as Marcelo dives back to desperately recover.

    Silva only had eight yards to goal, it looked nailed on.

  84. 'Look at his face...'

    Manchester City 1-3 Real Madrid

    All this little half-time pitch invader wanted was to touch Gareth Bale...

    Gareth Bale
    Gareth Bale
    Gareth Bale
  85. Bale out?

    Manchester City 1-3 Real Madrid - (49 mins)

    Gareth Bale will be a man under the microscope this year after a disappointing campaign last time around.

    The Welshman is caught offside lazily and then bursts from the halfway line with the ball only to get his footwork tangled up.

    Cristiano Ronaldo looks on and cuts a frustrated figure.

  86. SUBSTITUTIONS

    Manchester City 1-3 Real Madrid

    Real Madrid ring the changes at the break - Danilo, Casemiro, Jese and Raphael Varane are brought on.

    No adjustments for Manchester City. Cameron Humphreys - aged 16 - and Jason Denayer - aged 20 - continue at the heart of their defence.

  87. Brand logo

    Olympic Games

  88. HALF-TIME

    Manchester City 1-3 Real Madrid

    As far as pre-season friendlies in far-flung places go, this one ain't bad, folks. We have goals at least.

    Real Madrid undoubtedly have fielded the stronger of the two line-ups and perhaps it's unsurprising they have been ruthless in exposing City's makeshift back four.

    City will be frustrated to have lost Fabian Delph to injury but will be encouraged Raheem Sterling continues to make his presence felt so early in his City career.

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    And Cristiano Ronaldo has scored. So we can relax, football is as it should be.

  89. GOAL

    Manchester City 1-3 Real Madrid - Toure (pen) (45 mins)

    Raheem Sterling at the heart of the action as Manchester City win a penalty on the stroke of half-time. The ex-Liverpool man, playing as a striker today, peels off the back of Sergio Ramos to collect a long diagonal ball and as he pulls it down under pressure, the ball is deflected on to the Spaniard's arm.

    Replays show it was outside the area but Yaya Toure cares little. Slides the kick into the bottom corner as Keylor Navas dives to his right - the wrong way.

  90. GOAL

    Manchester City 0-3 Real Madrid - Pepe (44 mins)

    MCG

    Though their season is further away than Manchester City's, Real Madrid just look quicker to the ball.

    Neat passing forces a corner and in comes the out-swinger from Isco. Pepe is under it... a bullet header. He barely had to work for the space as City watched on. Pass me the abacus, this could end a cricket score at the Melbourne Cricket Ground...

  91. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday and BBC Sport Facebook page

    You've been giving us your thoughts on Manchester City's friendlly meeting with Real Madrid...

    AEssof: Sterling doing his best to get a spot on GB diving team for 2016 Olympics.

    Al Hunter: What on earth is the moving bench all about? Are players that pampered that they need the bench to do the running?

    Ged Lynam: My thoughts on Man City v Real Madrid - a team for a rich man's big ego trip v a team full of rich men with big egos on a trip.

  92. Toure smashed, new signings watched

    Manchester City 0-2 Real Madrid (38 mins)

    YaYa Toure

    The scoreline is perhaps a bit harsh on Manchester City, who could well have been given an early penalty when Yaya Toure was smashed by Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas. The keeper was just too late to a bounce and clattered the Ivorian - think Harald Schumacher on Patrick Battiston at the 1982 World Cup.

    I'm surprised Toure was able to get up but he's hard at work and dummies to create space but elects to keep running rather than shoot and gets squeezed out in the area.

    Sterling watch: A quiet half an hour after that one mazy run.

    Delph watch: Off injured. Holding hamstring.

  93. Sterling booed

    Manchester City 0-2 Real Madrid (33 mins)

    Oddly, as Melbourne is nowhere near Merseyside, each Raheem Sterling touch of the ball is being booed. As the City forward gets beaten for strength by Sergio Ramos, a cheer rings out around this famous cricket ground.

  94. Diaby has West Brom medical

    Football

    Pat Murphy

    BBC Radio 5 live Midlands football reporter

    Abou Diaby

    Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is being examined by West Brom's medical officers on Friday with a view to signing a pay-as-you-play deal.

    Manager Tony Pulis is also trying to do deals for, among others, Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert, QPR winger Matt Phillips, Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark.

  95. Delph doubt for season start?

    Manchester City 0-2 Real Madrid

    BBC Radio Manchester's City commentator tweets...

  96. GOAL

    Manchester City 0-2 Real Madrid - Cristiano Ronaldo (25 mins)

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    This could get ugly. Toni Kroos lifts his head on the halfway line, does he have a runner? He does and it's not a bad option is it - Cristiano Ronaldo.

    In truth, the long ball is just too good for teenage defender Cameron Humphreys as it skips over his head. Ronaldo is in, Aleksandar Kolarov cannot quite get around to cover and Ronaldo pulls it down and prods it past Joe Hart, who scampers back to his goal line to clear but is half a second too slow.

    That ball is over the line and that is 2-0.

  97. GOAL

    Manchester City 0-1 Real Madrid - Karim Benzema (21 mins)

    One Real Madrid chance, one goal. A lesson for Manchester City's young central defensive partnership as Karim Benzema hooks the opener from nothing.

    A Gareth Bale cross is there to be cleared, it's got no real pace on it but the French striker gets a good body position and hooks a volley over his shoulder from 18 yards into the net.

  98. Navas on for Delph

    Manchester City 0-0 Real Madrid (20 mins)

    Fabian Delph is off the field of play. His debut lasted a shade under 20 minutes and Jesus Navas is on in his place, so a tweak to how City are set up will be needed.

  99. Russia 2018 date confirmed

    World Cup draw

  100. Delph's debut over

    Manchester City 0-0 Real Madrid (18 mins)

    Thoughts on the away strip Real Madrid are sporting in Melbourne?

    Real Madrid

    Luka Modric has the customary headband on but he has just been well and truly ruffled. Fabian Delph was known for picking up needless bookings during his early days at Aston Villa - it's safe to say he loves a nibble in the tackle. Delph wildly hacks at Modric but moments later has needed to call for treatment himself and it does not look good.

    Is Delph going to leave the play after less than a quarter of his City debut?

  101. Fearless youth?

    Manchester City 0-0 Real Madrid (10 mins)

    This is the 16-year-old charged with keeping Real Madrid's stars quiet.

    Cameron Humphreys

    Academy player Cameron Humphreys was named as one of those who has impressed City boss Manuel Pellegrini on his side's tour of Australia.

    In the early stages this game is competitive and City are using Raheem Sterling as a centre forward.

    He gets into the box after a great first touch and driving run, PENALTY APPEAL, waved away. Sterling perhaps went down a bit easy but his speed of foot was exciting and got Los Blancos on the back foot. Some great jinking and weaving from the England international.

  102. Young at heart

    Manchester City 0-0 Real Madrid

    BBC Radio Manchester's City commentator Ian Cheeseman tweets...

  103. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday and BBC Sport Facebook page

    Manchester City v Real Madrid has kicked off and we want your thoughts on the match.

    Use #BBCSportsday or the BBC Sport Facebook page to get your thoughts and analysis into us.

    Who are you most looking forward to seeing more of this season? What are your thoughts on the teams today? (See entry at 10:18 BST for details). What are your predictions for this match?

    Crowd

    The crowd look keen to get a selfie with Ronaldo. Not sure how many of them are worried about the result if I'm honest...

  104. Ready to go...

    Manchester City v Real Madrid (Kick off 11:00 BST)

    Only a fool goes without their cagoule.

    It's bucketing down at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where Manchester City are about to go at it with Real Madrid.

    A quick heads up, if City win or the match goes to penalties, they win the International Champions Cup. The only way Real can claim it is with a win inside the 90.

    Oh and one to keep an eye on, Manchester City have a 16-year-old at centre-back. Cameron Humphreys will be facing Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. Good luck, son...

  105. Broadfoot hit with 10-match ban

    Football

    Kirk Broadfoot

    As we told you a short while ago (09:21 BST) Rotherham's Kirk Broadfoot will serve a 10-match ban after being charged by the FA with using "abusive and/or insulting" words towards the then Wigan player James McClean.

    The former Rangers defender was also fined £7,500 and ordered to complete an education programme.

    The Mirror are reporting that the incident involved a "sectarian tirade" against Republic of Ireland international McClean, who has since signed for West Brom.

  106. Tomic refuses to "clear the air"

    Tennis

    Bernard Tomic

    Bernard Tomic, who seems to be attracting a lot of negative press recently - he was dropped from Australia's Davis Cup team and arrested in Miami - does not intend to accept the offer of "clear the air" talks with Tennis Australia until his sister Sara's funding is reinstated.

    The 22-year-old, Australia's highest-ranked men's player said he did not believe there was any point in a meeting "until I am satisfied TA is committed to funding the development of junior Australian talent, including my sister Sara, on a non-discriminatory basis".

  107. BREAKING NEWS

    Football

    On Thursday, we told you that a change in wind direction had caused the postponement of some red-hot crane action at Anfield. Well, the good news is that the work is happening RIGHT NOW...

  108. Golfer sacks caddie mid-round

    Golf

    Robert Allenby and Mick Middlemo

    Australian golfer Robert Allenby has lost a caddie mid-way through a round for the third time. Which just sounds careless.

    The confrontation occurred on the par-five 13th when, on the advice of compatriot Mick Meddlemo, Allenby hit an eight iron into the green but found a creek and eventually made a triple-bogey. "He just lost the plot at me." Allenby said.

    Meddlemo had a different version of events. "We had a discussion about a club. I was called a fat so-and-so. I got a little bit peeved by it."

  109. Perez unhurt after crash in Hungary

    Formula 1

    Quick update on the Hungarian Grand Prix Practice session...

    A little earlier, Sergio Perez walked away unhurt after a very dramatic crash where his Force India ended up on it's "roof".

    Allan McNish has a little more information for us: "I've seen a replay of the crash and it looks like the right front tyre digs in, which caused it to flip and pitched him to the barrier."

    Watch and follow live.

    perez
  110. West Brom suspend takeover talks

    Football

    Pat Murphy

    BBC Radio 5 live Midlands football reporter

    West Brom majority shareholder Jeremy Peace has ended the period of exclusivity granted to a Chinese consortium because he's not satisfied at the progress of negotiations.

    Jeremy Peace

    I understand the deal was almost there but Peace felt in the best interests of the club he should stand back.

    There are other interested parties but it would take several months now to get close to a deal and Peace feels a period of stability is now necessary and he is happy to continue at the helm.

  111. Ramos under pressure

    Football

    Friday's edition of Spanish newspaper Marca features Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos and claims Manchester United have asked him to publicly declare he wants to leave the Bernabeu in order to force a move away.

    Friday's Marca

    The 29-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford, with initial rumours suggesting he would form part of a deal involving United goalkeeper David de Gea.

    Marca reports that Ramos has refused the request by United, and is awaiting a meeting with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to decide his future ahead of the new season.

    As we've already mentioned, Ramos has been named in the Real Madrid side for the friendly against Manchester City, which starts at 11:00 BST in Melbourne.

  112. Bottas out? Button in?

    Formula 1

    Valtteri Bottas (left) and Jenson Button

    Williams could replace Valtteri Bottas with former world champion Jenson Button should the Finn sign for Ferrari next season.

    Bottas, on whom Williams have a contractual hold, is Ferrari's number one option should they decide not to retain Kimi Raikkonen alongside Sebastian Vettel.

    Sources close to the deal say Ferrari and Williams have discussed Bottas's transfer but have no agreement yet.

    Watch and follow the first practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix here.

  113. Man City v Real Madrid (11:00 BST)

    Team news

    Fabian Delph makes his City debut in the friendly, while Manchester United target Sergio Ramos is included in the Real XI...

  114. Australia set to resume against Derby

    Cricket

    Shaun Marsh

    Australia will resume on 413-9 on the second day of their three-day tour match against Derbyshire.

    Shaun Marsh scored his second hundred in as many tour matches but skipper Michael Clarke fell for 16 to 19-year-old paceman Will Davis.

    You can hear commentary from 10:30 BST via the BBC Sport website.

  115. Brodkin 'got cash back'

    Football

    Sepp Blatter

    Was it really only Monday that "UK prankster" Simon Brodkinthrew a pile of banknotes Fifa president Sepp Blatter? Well, Brodkin - whose stage name is Lee Nelson - has been talking about the incident...

  116. West Brom suspend takeover talks

    Football

    West Brom owner Jeremy Peace says the club has suspended takeover talks with an unnamed party.

    "I entered into an exclusivity arrangement in good faith after agreeing terms for the sale," said Peace in a statement on the club website. "But it is now clear to me that this potential purchaser is unable to fulfil the terms of that agreement at this time."

  117. Williams faces spell on sidelines

    Football

    Fara Williams

    Liverpool Ladies and England midfielder Fara Williams has been ruled out of action for a couple of months with a hamstring injury.

    The 31-year-old picked up the injury during last weekend's defeat to Notts County.

    Manager Matt Beard told the BBC that defender Satara Murray also has a hamstring injury, while Nigeria World Cup star Asisat Oshoala has a knee problem which will sideline them for a similar period of time.

  118. Man City v Real Madrid

    Football

    Real Madrid

    Friday's Sportsday Live will soon be doing a brilliant impression of a "football live text" when Man City v Real Madrid kicks off at 11:00 BST.

    Don't worry, we will still be feeding you will all the latest news from around the world of sport and you won't miss a transfer but for the next few hours, you will be getting live updates from the International Champions Cup.... essentially a glorified pre-season friendly.

  119. US asks Paraguay to extradite Fifa official

    Football

    Nicolas Leoz

    The United States has asked Paraguay to extradite Nicolas Leoz, the former president of South America's football confederation, Conmebol.

    Mr Leoz is one of the main suspects in a huge bribery and money-laundering scandal being investigated by the US Justice Department.

    The former member of Fifa's executive committee, who maintains his innocence, is being held under house arrest in the Paraguayan capital, Asuncion.

    At the heart of the US investigation is the sale of football marketing and TV rights and what was done with the revenues.

  120. Villa's £12m Ayew bid accepted?

    Football gossip

    Jordan Ayew
  121. Stripping Russia of World Cup would 'exacerbate Ukraine crisis'

    Football

    Dan Roan

    BBC sports editor

    Fifa's controversial awarding of the 2018 tournament to Russia

    Stripping Russia of the World Cup would cause a "blast" that could exacerbate the Ukraine crisis, a former ambassador to the 2018 hosts has warned.

    Fifa's controversial awarding of the 2018 and 2022 tournaments to Russia and Qatar respectively is the subject of twin corruption investigations in the US and Switzerland, leading to speculation there could be a re-vote.

    Read more from BBC sports editor, Dan Roan.

  122. Wenger can buy big - Harris

    Football

    Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal director Lord Harris says manager Arsene Wenger has the financial backing to break the club's transfer record this summer.

    "We would back him to break the club's transfer record. If he wanted the man, he could have him," Harris told the Daily Mail.

    "Apart from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, he could have any player."

  123. 10-match ban for Broadfoot - reports

    Football

    Kirk Broadfoot

    The Mirror are reporting that Rotherham defender Kirk Broadfoot has been banned for 10-matches after launching a "sectarian tirade" against James McClean.

    The former Rangers defender was involved in an incident with Wigan and Republic of Ireland winger McClean - who has since signed for West Brom - at the New York Stadium on March 14.

  124. European exit would have been 'embarrassing'

    Football

    Slaven Bilic

    More on West Ham's narrow victory in Europe now and manager Slaven Bilic says being eliminated by Maltese minnows Birkirkara in the Europa League would have been "embarrassing" for the club.

    "These things happen in football and it would have been a major blow to be eliminated but we deserved to go through," said the Croat after winning 5-3 on penalties.

    Bilic - in charge for the fourth time - feels the result will hold them in good stead for the forthcoming season.

    "We didn't sink and to play 120 minutes and be one man down in heat will be good for the boys' confidence in the long term,"

  125. 'One in 10 could be doping'

    Athletics

    David Howman

    A pretty shocking claim from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) director general David Howman on Friday. He has suggested that one in ten elite athletes could be using performance-enhancing drugs.

    But he warns that the number of children doping to reach the elite level is Wada's "biggest concern".

    Howman has said sport's increasing profitability had led to young athletes becoming more "vulnerable".

  126. Incredible, Hulk?

    World Cup draw

    It has been suggested that Zenit coach Andre Villas Boas refused permission for Hulk to be involved, given that the player is needed for a game on Sunday a three hour-flight from St Petersburg.

  127. Gardos out for 'six to seven' months

    Football

    Gardos out for 'six to seven' months

    Bad news coming from the south coast... Southampton defender Florin Gardos is set to miss the next "six to seven months" with a knee injury.

    The club have not disclosed any information about how he sustained the injury but, with Toby Alderweireld's departure to Spurs, it means boss Ronald Koeman is now looking for a new centre-back.

  128. Tour de France - Stage 19

    Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - La Toussuire 138km (85.7 miles)

    Geraint Thomas

    Team Sky's six-time Tour de France rider

    "With a difficult climb straight from the off, whoever has the yellow jersey will not only have to watch out for the top-five riders but those just outside.

    "There is always somebody in the top seven or eight who can still be pretty dangerous on a stage like this, even if they are four or five minutes down. It's only 138km long, so it's not a huge day in the mountains and you can ride hard. I think it will be full-gas racing from start to finish.

    Tour de France stage 19 profile

    "There's likely to be a big breakaway with more than 10 riders, Vincenzo Nibali's Astana team and Contador's Tinkoff-Saxo team too could send a man up the road.

    "And Team Sky might do the same. When it comes to the final climb, each of the big contenders could have a good carrot to chase, what with the time bonus for the stage win, and people to help them down the road. We should see a big showdown."

  129. Respect the yellow jersey

    Tour de France

    After Tour De France leader Chris Froome had urine thrown at him during Stage 14 on Saturday, world cycling's governing body and organisers want fans to "respect the yellow jersey" in the Alps.

    Chris Froome

    Team Sky, and Froome in particular, have been accused of doping after an impressive performance in this year's Tour where the 30-year-old holds a lead of three minutes 10 seconds after stage 18.

    You can follow live text commentary of the stage from 10:00 BST here

  130. The day ahead

    There's plenty happening on Friday aside from those practice sessions, Here's a breakdown of some of the things we'll be keeping you abreast of...

    Raheem Sterling
    • 11:00 Man City v Real Madrid
    • 11:00 Arsene Wenger news conference
    • 11:00 Derbyshire v Australia - second day
    • 12:25 Tour de France - Stage 19
    • 13:45 Malaysia XI v Liverpool
    • 16:45 SuperSport Utd v Crystal Palace

    (All times BST)

  131. Hungarian Grand Prix practice

    Formula 1

    We are expecting a sombre mood at this morning's Hungarian Grand Prix practice session after the death of French driver Jules Bianchi.

    A number of drivers including world champion Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa have said that nothing will change on the track and the drivers will not lose focus on Sunday.

    In his latest BBC Sport column, Hamilton talks about how Bianchi's death has had an impact on all the drivers.

    The first of the three practice sessions starts at 09:00 and we have live coverage from 08:55 on BBC Two and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra (All time in BST)

  132. Ronaldo return?

    Gossip column

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    There are some juicy bits of tittle-tattle in Friday's gossip column, not least the news that Cristiano Ronaldo is poised to return to Manchester United. Again. There's also more on the Old Trafford side's apparent pursuit of Barcelona's Pedro.

    More on that, and news of signing moves for Aston Villa, Arsenal and Tottenham, can be found here.

  133. Aberdeen also through

    Football

    Aberdeen also went through after goals from Niall McGinn and Jonny Hayes sealed the 5-2 aggregate win against Croatian side HNK Rijeka.

    The Dons now face Kairat Almaty of Kazakhstan in the next round of qualifying. Full match report here.

    You can find a full list of results from the Europa League qualifying rounds here too.

    In summary, Newtown, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Linfield all failed to progress in the competition.

  134. West Ham get a fright

    Europa League

    West Ham only just made it through to the Europa League third qualifying round, requiring penalties to get past Maltese side Birkirkara.

    Birkirkara and West Ham players tussle during the match

    In a bad-tempered game, both sides had a man sent off, the Hammers' James Tomkins for pushing Nikola Vukanac, and Mauricio Mazzetti for Birkirkara.

    Read the match report here.

  135. Back pages

    The Sun

    The Sun are claiming new Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez and Portuguese sensation Cristiano Ronaldo have a frosty relationship and Manchester United are hoping to tempt the striker to return to his old club.

    The Sun
  136. Back pages

    Daily Mail

    Daily Mail

    The Daily Mail are concentrating on this weekend's Anniversary Games, which takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where the topic of Bolt's news conference on Thursday was inevitably all about doping in athletics.

    Also, Arsenal fans will be pleased to hear that they have reportedly got £200m to spend on strikers in this transfer window.

  137. Back pages

    Daily Express

    Daily Express

    The Express leads, curiously, on Usain Bolt voicing his support for Mo Farah ahead of the Anniversary Games in London. They also make mention of David De Dea and his prolonged parting from Manchester United.

  138. Back Pages

    The Guardian

    The back page of the Guardian looks more like the travel section with this stunning image on it of Thursday's stage of the Tour de France.

    They also are suggesting Real Madrid are telling Sergio Ramos to steer clear of Manchester United.

    The Guardian Sport
  139. Post update

    Good morning and welcome to BBC Sportsday Live.

    It's Friday, 24th July and for some we are now well into the school summer holidays, which means finding things to do for the next few weeks...

    Let's help you with the inevitable summer holiday boredom for today at least...

    Shall we have a look at today's back pages?