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Summary

  1. Vietnam 1-8 (EIGHT) Man City (Kolarov 2, Sterling 2, Silva 2, Lopes, Pozo)
  2. Inter Milan 0-3 Real Madrid (Jese, Varane, Rodriguez)
  3. Aston Villa sign striker Ayew and linked with a move for full-back Crespo
  4. Stoke City sign ex-Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay
  5. GET INVOLVED: Disappointing transfers #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan, Matt Parratt and Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    And that is all from Sportsday today.

    We will be back tomorrow morning, until then good night.

  2. Coming up tonight

    Cricket

  3. Vietnam 1-8 Manchester City

    Football

    He scored two goals earlier..

  4. Independent person to lead Fifa reform

    Football

    Fifa has said its reform taskforce will be chaired by an independent person from outside of football.

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter announced plans last week to form an 11-person panel to review football's scandal-hit world governing body.

    Domenico Scala had earlier said he would only lead the taskforce if he is guaranteed full independence.

    The Swiss businessman is the already independent chair of Fifa's audit and compliance committee.

  5. Boro loan Fabbrini from Watford

    Football

    Middlesbrough have signed midfielder Diego Fabbrini on a season-long loan from Premier League newcomers Watford.

    Fabbrini has Championship experience with his parent club, as well as playing 17 games on loan at Millwall and Birmingham City last season.

    Boro also hope to complete a deal to sign striker Christian Stuani from Espanyol this week.

  6. Warrington's Westwood may miss semi-final

    Rugby League

    Warrington's Ben Westwood could miss Saturday's Challenge Cup semi-final against Hull KR because of suspension.

    The 34-year-old forward has been accused of a Grade B shoulder charge on Luke Gale during in Sunday's 44-6 Super League win at Castleford and could be banned for up to two games on Tuesday.

    Tigers half-back Gale was later withdrawn and taken to hospital for overnight observation.

  7. Preston sign Bristol City's Cunningham

    Football

    Preston North End have signed Bristol City defender Greg Cunningham for an undisclosed fee on a two-year-deal.

    The 24-year-old, who has been capped four times by the Republic of Ireland, began his career at Manchester City.

    Cunningham becomes manager Simon Grayson's third signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Jermaine Beckford and Paul Gallagher.

  8. Fined for ref comments

    Rugby Union

    Catalans Dragons chairman Bernard Guasch has been fined and warned by the Rugby Football League for his comments criticising the ref after his club's home defeat by Huddersfield earlier this month.

    Guasch issued a statement saying: "Enough is enough! We have had another two points taken away from us today because of the scandalous decisions of the referees."

    The Catalans owner was deemed to be in breach of the RFL's rules and has been fined £1,000 and warned about his future conduct.

  9. Notts goalkeeper request blocked

    Football

    Carly Telford

    Notts County have been prevented from signing a goalkeeper on an emergency loan before Saturday's Women's FA Cup final against Chelsea.

    Carly Telford (pictured) is Notts' only keeper eligible to face Chelsea and will be forced to start, despite only returning from a dislocated shoulder on Sunday.

    Players are only eligible to feature at Wembley if they were registered for the sixth round of the competition on 12 April, meaning Danielle Hill and on-loan Siobhan Chamberlain are unavailable.

    "Sometimes common sense has to kick in," said chief executive Luke Negus-Hill. "It could - touch wood it won't - end up with an outfield player being in goal."

  10. Stoke sign Afellay

    Football

    Ibrahim Afellay
    • Won 50 caps for Holland, scoring six goals and played at the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.
    • Began his career with Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, scoring 35 goals in 159 league appearances, winning four league titles.
    • Made 21 league appearances for Barcelona and had loan spells with Schalke 04 and Olympiacos.
    • Won Champions League with Barcelona in 2011.
  11. Stoke sign Afellay

    Football

    Afellay is Stoke's eighth signing this summer following the arrivals of Phillip Wollscheid, Jakob Haugaard, Joselu, Marco van Ginkel, Glen Johnson, Shay Given and Moha.

    Chief executive Tony Scholes said: "It's no secret that Ibrahim was wanted by a number of clubs and we are understandably delighted that he has chosen to join us.

    "He's clearly excited about the prospect of playing in the Premier League and the fact that he knows so many players who are already at the club will no doubt help him settle into his new surroundings."

  12. Stoke confirm Afellay signing

    Football

    We brought you this news earlier and Stoke have now confirmed they have signed former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay on a two-year contract.

    The Dutch international has flown to France to link-up with the Potters squad at their training camp in Evian

  13. Get involved - transfer let-downs

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    Shaun Wright-Phillips is on the move today, but fans from his last club won't remember his time there fondly. He makes it into our latest entries of disappointing transfers.

    Will Crane: Has to be SWP at QPR, never looked confident and a shadow of his former self. One goal (but what a goal) in 67 games.

    Javier Mascherano

    Steve Harr: Transfer let down... WHU & Mascherano. Couldn't oust Mullins in our starting XI but has since become an ever-present at Barcelona.

    Peterwari Soberekon: Bebe will be disappointed he's not been mentioned yet. Worst signing in the Premiership. £7m for an unknown player.

  14. Jerome and Olsson progressing - Neil

    Football

    Cameron Jerome Martin Olsson

    Norwich City boss Alex Neil says striker Cameron Jerome and left-back Martin Olsson are making good progress as they recover from injuries.

    Jerome, who was the Canaries' top scorer last season, has a foot problem while Olsson is on his way back to fitness after shoulder surgery.

    "Cameron's doing straight-line running now, so it's just getting him twisting and turning and he should be fine," Neil told BBC Radio Norfolk.

    "Martin's making great progress, so I think the next step for him is to start getting contact."

  15. Middlesex sign Pakistan's Junaid

    Cricket

    Junaid Khan

    Middlesex have signed Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan as a replacement overseas player for Joe Burns.

    Left-armer Junaid, 25, is available to play in the One-Day Cup and also in the Championship if required.

    He has played 22 Tests, 52 one-day internationals and nine Twenty20 games for his country.

    Junaid could make his debut against Lancashire, the side he represented in the T20 Blast in 2014, in their One-Day Cup tie at Blackpool on Wednesday.

  16. Australia win 3rd ODI

    Women's Ashes

    Australia women

    Australia have won the third ODI by 89 runs at Worcester.

    The visitors made 241-7 and then bowled England out for 152.

    It was the second consecutive victory for Australia and gives them a 4-2 lead in points over England.

  17. Birthdays

    Football

    Jose Luis Chilavert

    Here's a name you may remember... Jose Luis Chilavert. The former Paraguay goalkeeper and part-time goal machine is 50 today. Here's another important number for you - 67. That's how many he put in the back of the net during his career. Remarkable.

  18. FA aims to continue WSL expansion

    Women's Super League

    Kelly Jones and Natasha Dowie

    The Women's Super League could be expanded to 24 teams in the future, according to the FA's head of women's leagues and competitions, Katy Brazier.

    The are currently 18 teams in the top two tiers of the WSL, which is being increased to 20 clubs by 2017.

    "Building things slowly is really important, because we want it to be sustainable," Brazier told BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

  19. Bashley sack boss after 40 days

    Football

    The season hasn't even started yet and we have had our first sacking.

    A non-league manager has been sacked for "a run of poor pre-season results and lack of player signings".

    Former Chelsea defender David Stride had been in charge of Southern League side Bashley for just 40 days.

    "It's absolute codswallop. The club already had someone in mind to replace me, but waited two weeks before telling me," Stride told BBC Sport.

    Chairman Tim Allan said: "We made a tough decision to change things around now rather than the possibility of having more upheaval during the season."

  20. Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo... Muirhead?

    Football

    Robbie Muirhead

    Dundee United teenager Robbie Muirhead is battling it out with superstars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar for Uefa's goal of the season.

    Muirhead's long-range strike for Scotland Under-19s against Norway is in the European governing body's top 10 for the 2014-15 campaign.

    Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey is on the list for his volley against Galatasaray. And Erik Lamela of Tottenham is included for his "rabona" finish in the win over Asteras Tripolis.

  21. Wright-Phillips signs for New York Red Bulls

    Football

    Shaun Wright-Phillips

    Some facts about Shaun Wright-Phillips, who signed for New York Red Bulls earlier today (see 15:07).

    • Wright-Phillips began his career at Manchester City, before making a £21m move to Chelsea in 2005.
    • At Chelsea he won the Premier League. League Cup and FA Cup but struggled to gain a regular stating place and returned to City in 2008.
    • He signed for QPR in 2011 on a three-year contract, a period in which the club were relegated twice.
    • Wright-Phillips won 36 caps for England, scoring six goals and played in the 2010 World Cup.
  22. Ayew signs for Villa

    Football

    Jordan Ayew

    Jordan Ayew is a very happy man indeed (see 15.28). Here's what he's got to say following the announcement of his move from French side Lorient to Aston Villa...

    "I am the happiest man in the world," he said. "It's one of my greatest days in football.

    "My dream was to play for a big team in England - and Aston Villa is undoubtedly one of the greats in English football.

    "When I spoke to the coach [Tim Sherwood] I knew this was the place for me... it took 10 seconds to work out he was the right coach for me and Aston Villa was the right team for me."

  23. Pienaar to miss start of season

    Football

    Steven Pienaar

    Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar will miss the start of the season because of a hamstring injury, boss Roberto Martinez has confirmed.

    The midfielder sat out Sunday's game at Hearts after suffering the problem in training and has now returned to Finch Farm to be assessed and begin his rehabilitation.

    The full extent of the injury is still unknown and Martinez said: "He's going to miss the start of the season, which is a real shame because Stevie worked with fantastic results and fantastic signs over the first three weeks or pre-season."

  24. Amateur bowler takes 10-wicket haul

    Cricket

    Joe Dawborn

    An amateur bowler hoping to break into first-class cricket took all 10 wickets in an innings during a club match in Northamptonshire.

    Joe Dawborn returned figures of 10-22 while playing for Peterborough Town in the Northants Premier League.

    The 21-year-old also represents Northants' second team on a non-contract basis, and has had trials with both Middlesex and Leicestershire.

  25. Win pleases Ronaldo

    Football

    Earlier today Real Madrid beat Inter Milan 3-0 in a friendly in China.

  26. 'Next stop Rio'

    Swimming

    We mentioned earlier today (13:30 BST) that Jack Burnell had qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Well, he has tweeted. And, quite rightly, is a little bit excited.

  27. Player in intensive care after injury

    Football

    A footballer is in intensive care in a Cairo hospital after suffering serious injuries in a match.

    Rudy Guelord Bhebey-Ndey, a 25-year-old striker for AC Leopards, was injured after a collision with the goalkeeper of Egyptian club Zamalek during a CAF Confederation Cup game.

    "He was in a very bad condition when he arrived," neurosurgeon Salah Abdel-Khalek told an Egyptian radio station.

    "The footballer had serious damage to his spinal column between the fifth and sixth vertebrae, a blow to the spinal cord, breathing difficulties and brain bleeding, but the surgery was successful.

    "He will remain in intensive care for two days, where he is currently using a ventilator."

  28. Wolves accept Wigan bid for Jacobs

    Football

    Michael Jacobs

    Wolves have accepted a bid from League One side Wigan for winger Michael Jacobs, Wanderers head coach Kenny Jackett has confirmed.

    He told BBC WM: "The club have accepted an offer for him and we'll see how that progresses."

    Jacobs, 23, helped Wolves to the League One title in 2014 made just 12 Championship appearances for the club last season.

  29. Froome deserved win - now for my stag do

    Tour de France

    Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome

    A good read here. Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas has been heaping praise on his Tour de France-winning team-mate Chris Froome - and given us an insight into his stag do plans.

  30. Women's Ashes - 3rd ODI

    WICKET

    Heather Knight

    If dark clouds were circling for England earlier, they're well and truly set in now. Heather Knight is out for 38, bowled by Australian spinner Jess Jonassen. It's currently 72-4, with England chasing 242. Follow live commentary and text updates here.

  31. Birthdays

    Figure skating

    Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill

    We don't often mention figure skating here at Sportsday, so Christopher Dean's 57th birthday seems an appropriate way to do so. Happy birthday, Mr Dean...

  32. Get involved - transfer let-downs

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    More of your disappointing transfers.

    Karel Poborsky

    Karl Bristow: Has to be Karel Poborsky. Remember how excited I was when United signed him after his brilliance at Euro 96. He never recreated it.

    Garry Brogden: Afonso Alves to Boro. Chased him for six months, paid twice what we originally offered and he got four goals in a relegation season.

    Marc: Heskey for Villa, we were negotiating with Falcao and Benzema and got the the gentle giant, total "meh" moment.

  33. Inniss moves from Palace on loan

    Football

  34. Vietnam 1-8 (EIGHT) Man City

    Full-time

    And it's all over. Quyet's neat lob was the final piece of action, which was fitting given the effort Vietnam put in throughout.

    The hosts might not have been in the same stratosphere skill-wise but you couldn't fault their workrate.

    City will be happy with the performance and the result. They did what they had to against inferior opposition and looked sharp, passing the ball well throughout. And no one got injured. Job done.

  35. GOAL: Vietnam 1-8 (EIGHT) Man City

    90 mins

    Jeepers creepers, a goal for Vietnam.

    Quyet is the man who scores and it's a nice finish too, dinking the ball over Willy Caballero from eight yards. Lovely stuff.

  36. Westwood faces Challenge Cup ban

    Rugby League

    Ben Westwood

    Warrington Wolves forward Ben Westwood could miss Saturday's Challenge Cup semi-final against Hull KR through suspension for an alleged grade B shoulder charge on Castleford's Luke Gale.

    Tigers coach Daryl Powell called for retrospective action after it went unpunished at the time. Westwood will learn his fate on Tuesday evening when a panel will decide what - if any - sanction he should face.

  37. Vietnam 0-8 (EIGHT) Man City

    Pre-season friendly

    Vietnam, in case you're wondering, drew 1-1 against North Korea in their last game.

    Then again North Korea didn't have Raheem Sterling and David Silva up front.

    At least those two are no longer on the pitch, with Manuel Pellegrini now changing his whole side to ensure everyone gets a run-out.

    Three minutes to go, which is no doubt music to Vietnamese ears.

  38. Football

    Vietnam 0-8 (EIGHT) Manchester City

    Some action pictures from Hanoi, via Manchester City's Twitter account.

  39. Vietnam 0-8 (EIGHT) Man City

    Pozo (77 mins)

    Jose Angel Pozo, another sub, gets in on the act.

    Another good finish from a tight angle, but more awful defending.

    It's reminiscent of a primary school game where one team is full of big, powerful skilful lads and the other is, well - let's be kind here - not quite as good.

    Vietnam's players are beginning to look a little demoralised. Can't think why.

  40. On this day...

    Olympics

    2012: The London Olympic Games officially got under way with Danny Boyle's unforgettable 'Isles of Wonder' ceremony. We'd love to bring you the image of 'the Queen' jumping out of the helicopter but our search has come up dry. Instead, here's a man dressed as an angel on a flying bike. Magical stuff.

    2012 Olympic Games
  41. GOAL: Vietnam 0-7 Man City

    Lopes (73 mins)

    This is getting silly. Substitute Rony Lopes wriggles through the middle of the penalty area and lets fly with one of the weakest shot you'll see.

    Despite the distinct lack of ferocity, the Vietnam keeper somehow allows the ball to wriggle under his body.

    This may well prove to be City's easiest game of the entire season.

  42. GOAL: Vietnam 0-6 Man City

    Silva (65 mins)

    Raheem Sterling, having a cracking game, sets up David Silva for City's sixth.

    He threads a pass onto the Spaniard's boots inside the area and Silva finishes in delightful style, chipping the keeper from close-range.

    Lovely goal.

    It's Silva's last contribution, he's withdrawn straight after.

    Just in case you've lost track, Sterling, Kolarov and Silva have two goals apiece.

  43. Vietnam 0-5 Man City

    Pre-season friendly

    Bacary Sagna concedes a free kick on the edge of the box. Kolarov - wearing the skipper's armband after Joe Hart's withdrawal - sprints over to the ref and screams in his face. Now that's commitment at 5-0 up.

    Kolarov needn't have got his knickers in a twist, the free kick rebounded harmlessly off the City wall.

    The game's going through a quiet period here, hard for City to get too motivated given how easy things are. Half-an-hour to go.

  44. Romero could feature on Wednesday

    Football

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Sergio Romero

    "Goalkeeper Sergio Romero is in the US and will train with Manchester United ahead of Wednesday's game against Paris St-Germain in Chicago."

    United announced the signing of Argentina international Romero earlier today.

  45. Who is Jordan Ayew?

    Football

    Jordan Ayew

    As Jordan Ayew arrives at Villa Park, presumably to fill a gap left by Christian Benteke, here are some need-to-knows on the Ghanaian striker.

    • Marseille (apps 147, goals 22)
    • Sochaux (apps 18, goals 5)
    • Lorient (apps 28, goals 13)
    • Ghana (apps 28, goals 8)
    • Brother Andre Ayew currently at Swansea
  46. Ayew signs for Villa

    Football

    Jordan Ayew

    Confirmation of what we brought you earlier today as Jordan Ayew signs for Aston Villa from French side Lorient.

    Villa were in the market for a striker after selling Belgian Christian Benteke to Liverpool for £32.5m.

    The Midlanders, who also lost Fabian Delph to Manchester City, have signed Jordan Amavi, Idrissa Gueye, Scott Sinclair, Micah Richards and Mark Bunn.

  47. GOAL: Vietnam 0-5 Man City

    Kolarov (50 mins)

    Aleksandar Kolarov blasts a spot kick past the keeper.

    Raheem Sterling wanted to take it - he's on a hat-trick remember - but Kolarov over-ruled him and took the ball out of his hand. Now Kolarov's on a hat-trick too.

    Bit harsh on Sterling as he was the chap who won the pen in the first place.

  48. Women's Ashes - 3rd ODI

    WICKET

    Australia celebrate

    England are making heavy weather of their ODI against Australia. Lauren Winfield is run out for a single that was as hopeful as some blue sky at New Road. But the heavy weather could be their saviour as the covers come on for a rain delay. Can they settle down if and when they come off again?

    Find out with our live commentary and text updates here. That's 30-3 with England chasing 242.

  49. Vietnam 0-4 Man City

    Pre-season friendly

    And we're back under way at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi.

    Will this half of football be closer and more keenly-fought? It's doubtful - Joe Hart didn't even get his gloves dirty in the first period - but you never know.

    Bad news for Vietnam - Raheem Sterling and David Silva are still on the park. Willy Caballero is on for Hart, the latter presumably going off with boredom.

    We'll bring you regular updates of what happens.

  50. Sterling celebrates

    Vietnam 0-4 Manchester City

  51. Romero's best saves

    Football

    Sergio Romero

    Want to know a bit more about Manchester United's new keeper, Sergio Romero? Look no further than here, where there's a video of his best saves during last year's World Cup penalty shootout against Netherlands.

  52. Brett leaves LTA

    Tennis

    Bob Brett is resigning from his position as director of player development at the Lawn Tennis Association.

    Brett was hired by the LTA last year when he was commissioned to undertake an extensive evaluation of British Tennis.

    "I have enjoyed my time working with some very talented players coaches, sports science and sports medicine experts and I wish them all the very best in the future," he said.

  53. Wright-Phillips moves to MLS

    Football

    Shaun will link-up with brother Bradley at the New York Red Bulls.

    Former England international Shaun, 33, was a free agent after being released by QPR in the summer. 

  54. Get involved - transfer let-downs

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    Some more of the transfers you wish had not happened.

    Nathan: Massimo Taibi for Man Utd. Hugely talented keeper we signed for 4.5m, conceded five at Chelsea and THAT goal at Southampton (where the ball bobbled through his legs as he bent down to stop a shot).

    David James

    Dan Rozzell: David James to Bristol City after 2010 World Cup lost 3-0 on debut and couldn't stop conceding goals and on big wages too.

    Charles Tee: Luis Nani for me as a#mufc man, 41 goals, 52 assists in six years. Rubbish for £25m (2007) signing. Never quite became the next Cristiano Ronaldo.

  55. Time to learn to drive

    Formula 1

    Max Verstappen will, after finishing fourth in the Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of some of the best drivers in the world, set his sights on passing his driving test.

    The 17-year-old Toro Rosso driver is not yet old enough to take to the roads unattended in his native Belgium.

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    He turns 18 in September and will now use the four-week summer break from F1 to brush up on his road skills ahead of his driving test.

    "I'm doing my lessons in the summer break and then will take my test around my birthday in September," said Verstappen.

  56. Half time in Vietnam

    Vietnam 0-4 Manchester City

    The home fans may be watching Vietnam getting thrashed, but they are enjoying the experience if this tweet from Manchester City is anything to go by.

  57. Vietnam 0-4 Man City

    Half-time

    Manuel Pellegrini

    If I said there was a gulf in class here it would be an understatement on a par with Sir Alex Ferguson likes to chew gum a little.

    It's no contest here. City have dominated, given all the time and space in the world to knock the ball around and create openings.

    They've scored four times - including a brace for Sterling - but could have had double that. Training session stuff towards the end of the half.

  58. Better late than never

    Golf

    Australian golfer Jason Day says he is "over the moon" after winning the Canadian Open - a week after missing out at The Open.

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    Day - who failed with a crucial late putt to miss out on a play-off at St Andrews - won by a shot in Canada, edging out American Bubba Watson.

    The Australian world number four said: "It's just a really good feeling because whenever you win an Open championship of any country you're doing something good.

    "For it come after what happened last week, I'm just over the moon right now."

  59. Vietnam 0-4 Man City

    Football

    BBC Sport's Ian Cheeseman:

  60. Full-time: Inter Milan 0-3 Real Madrid

    Football

    Jese, Raphael Varane and James Rodriguez give Real Madrid a relatively easy victory in China.

  61. Vietnam 0-4 Man City

    Pre-season friendly

    Hang on, a minute, the fourth goal seems to have sparked Vietnam into life.

    By that I mean Joe Hart just got a touch of the ball, the big man saving a shot. The crowd go wild and little wonder - they've not exactly had much to cheer about so far.

    But normal service is soon resumed as City pour forward again, Silva letting fly from distance but his shot just clearing the bar.

  62. Rogers fit after dizzy spells

    Cricket

    Australia batsman Chris Rogers is fit to play in the third Ashes Test after recovering from dizzy spells, according to team-mate Mitchell Starc.

    Chris Rogers
    Image caption: Chris Rogers had on-field treatment on the second morning following Anderson's bouncer

    Rogers, 37, retired hurt on 49 in the second innings of the Lord's Test, saying he could see the stands move. He was hit on the helmet by a James Anderson bouncer.

    But he underwent a full net session on Monday, facing balls from pace-trio Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.

    Starc admitted he did not give him any short-pitched deliveries, but added: "He seems to have come through pretty well. All reports are he is good to go."

  63. Goal: Inter Milan 0-3 Real Madrid

    Rodriguez (90 mins)

    We just said that James Rodriguez had gone close with a free-kick, well the Colombia international has just scored a sensational goal with his second free-kick attempt.

    He curls his shot into the top corner, leaving a despairing Samir Handanovic no chance.

  64. Close: Inter Milan 0-2 Real Madrid

    Football

    James Rodriguez curls a free-kick around the wall and forces Inter Milan keeper Samir Handanovic into another diving save.

    Just five minutes left in Guangzhou.

  65. GOAL: Vietnam 0-4 Man City

    Sterling (30 mins)

    Yep, Sterling is definitely fit. He's just scored again.

    It's a great goal too,. Sterling starts a move, then latches on to a beautiful backheel by Iheanacho to finish it, shooting calmly past the keeper. This is easy peasy.

  66. Vietnam 0-3 Man City

    Pre-season friendly

    A worrying moment as Raheem Sterling collapses to the floor after being caught from behind.

    After a couple of minutes of treatment, he gets up a little gingerly - then goes through a series of stretching exercises, the type of which you'd see at your local aerobics class.

    It works though. He returns to the pitch and Manuel Pellegrini breathes a big sigh of relief.

  67. Women's Ashes - 3rd ODI

    WICKET

    Women's Ashes

    Oh dear. England are not doing themselves any favours early on. Taylor plays across the line and is comprehensively bowled by Perry, the ball hitting middle stump fairly high up. That's 10-2 with barely 20 minutes gone. England chasing 242 to win. Live commentary and text updates here.

  68. Vietnam 0-3 Man City

    Pre-season friendly

    Vietnam are ranked 143rd in the Fifa standings, which basically - at the risk of causing a diplomatic incident - means they're not the best.

    It looks like that too as City score twice in the space of two minutes to essentially end the game as a contest.

    Sterling's strike was a nice curling effort from the left edge of the penalty area. Then, with the Vietnamese defence appearing to operate a strict no-tackling policy, Silva headed against the crossbar before tapping in the rebound from his own effort.

    Oh dear, this could be a rout. Actually, take the word 'could' out of that. It will be a rout.

  69. Inter Milan 0-2 Real Madrid

    Football

    Another water break in China with 13 minutes left.

    There have been a raft of changes for both sides with James Rodriguez coming on for Real Madrid,

    Since Madrid's second goal the game has petered out somewhat.

  70. GOAL: Vietnam 0-3 Man City

    Silva (21 mins)

    And now David Silva gets in on the act. This could be a rout.

  71. One in, one out at Watford

    Football

    A busy day at Watford. One player in, and one player out.

  72. GOAL: Vietnam 0-2 Man City

    Sterling (19 mins)

    Raheem Sterling makes it 2-0 to City.

  73. Brit special

    Golf

    Danny Willett

    Danny Willett won his third European Tour title, taking a one-shot victory over fellow Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick at the European Masters on Sunday.

    In fact it was an all-English top three as Tyrrell Hatton finished two shots behind Willett on 15 under.

  74. Women's Ashes - 3rd ODI

    WICKET

    Charlotte Edwards

    Disastrous start for England after lunch, Charlotte Edwards edges the fourth ball of the match to the wicketkeeper to give Ellyse Perry an early wicket. Not a run on the board. Nervy stuff with England chasing 242 to win. Live commentary and text updates available here.

  75. GOAL: Vietnam 0-1 Man City

    Kolarov (11 mins)

    First goal of the game and it's gone to the Blues.

    Jesus Navas is taken out 30 yards from goal. Aleksandar Kolarov blasts the free kick around a rather flimsy looking Vietnamese wall and past rooted keeper Vinh Loi.

    City deserve it, they've had the better of the early stages.

  76. On this day...

    Cricket

    Graham Gooch

    1990: Former England captain Graham Gooch scored 333 in the first innings against India at Lord's.

    The batsman followed it up with a second-innings hundred to set the record for the most runs in a single Test, a record that still stands today.

    How England could do with a batting performance like that against Australia, when the third Ashes test begins on Wednesday.

  77. Get involved - transfer let-downs

    Leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    You have high hopes that your latest signing is going to become a legend. Then soon after you can't wait for them to leave. Here are some more of your disappointing transfers.

    Dave Miller: As a Southampton fan, it has to be Dani Osvaldo. Club-record fee, plenty of fanfare, and a seemingly classy player. In the end, aside from that beauty he scored against Man City, he never looked like he was going to rival Lambert for a spot in the starting XI. Then he threw all of his toys out of the pram when he hit Fonte. Complete waste of money.

    Michael Owen

    Cameron Westwood: Without doubt, Michael Owen. Worst signing in the history of NUFC. Yes, even worse than Xisco.

    Nathan Critchlow: Jo at Man City. Signed for a reported £19 million. Twenty-one league games. One goal. Scored more on loan than he did for us. Amazed to see him turning out for Brazil. Must be his identical twin.

  78. Vietnam 0-0 Man City

    Pre-season friendly

    Hallelujah! We have a football match.

    Don't know where the flowers have gone. Probably in the bin. What a waste of money.

    Anyhow, we're under way and we'll bring you regular updates throughout.

  79. GOAL: Inter Milan 0-2 Real Madrid - Raphael Varane (56 mins)

    Football

    Inter Milan fail to clear the ball properly from a corner and Lucas Vazquez crosses to Varane who volleys home from close range.

  80. Vietnam v Man City

    Pre-season friendly

    Guess what? It's still not started,

    The players and the officials appear to have been given a bouquet of flowers - possibly rhododendrons, I'm not sure, my mother would know - and are now standing there holding them, looking slightly sheepish.

    Now they're lining up around the centre circle. The game was supposed to start at 14:00 BST. 13 minutes later and no sign of a game of football breaking out any time soon.

  81. Inter Milan 0-1 Real Madrid

    Football

    We are back under way in Guangzhou...

  82. 'Greene can bounce back'

    Athletics

    Dai Greene

    Welsh Athletics national coach Scott Simpson insists Dai Greene still has a future despite another injury-affected season.

    Greene, world 400m hurdles champion in 2011, has failed to get the qualifying time for this year's World Championship.

    Simpson said: "His mentality and resilience are some of his greatest strengths. He's in a good place with good people around him and, if he can make some good decisions over the next 12 months, then we'll hopefully see him at another Olympics."

    Read the full story here.

  83. Vietnam v Man City

    Pre-season friendly

    Now there's a bloke from the Vietnamese Football Federation. He's also wearing specs. And he's also speaking. A lot.

    The players meanwhile are still lined up on the pitch like lemons.

    Could be a while to kick-off here.

  84. Vietnam v Man City

    Pre-season friendly

    Interesting beginning to the game. Well I say beginning, they've not actually kicked off.

    The players have been stood on the pitch for the last five minutes while a bloke in spectacles - the president of some bank apparently - stands at a podium making a long speech, none of which we can understand because he's speaking in Vietnamese.

    Joe Hart looks a little perplexed.

  85. City's pre-season tour

    Football

    Manchester City pre-season fixtures
  86. Vietnam v Man City

    Pre-season friendly

    Right then, we have a treat for you now (depending on your definition of treat).

    It's the game you've all been waiting for - Vietnam v Man City live from the Mydinh Stadium.

    Kick off is at 14:00 BST, so about 60 seconds away. We'll bring you live updates throughout the game.

    Raheem Sterling starts again, here's City's line-up in full: Hart (C), Sagna, Kolarov, Mangala, Denayer, Evans, Garcia, Sterling, Navas, Silva, Iheanacho.

  87. Women's Ashes - 3rd ODI

    Lunch

    Meg Lanning

    That's it for Australia today, meaning England will need to score 242 to win the third ODI and take a 4-2 lead on points in the multi-format series. Live commentary and text updates available here.

  88. Half-time: Inter Milan 0-1 Real Madrid

    Football

    Real Madrid

    A free-kick from Hernanes forces a diving save from Navas and the referee blows his whistle for half-time in Guangzhou where Jese's goal after 28 minutes separates the teams.

    Ronaldo and Bale have also gone close in the first-half and it is Inter Milan's Handanovic that has been the busier of the two keepers.

  89. Fogg misses out on Olympic qualification

    Swimming

    We said it had been a good day for Jack Burnell (see 13:30) in the 10km event at the World Aquatics Championships in Russia. But not so for countryman Daniel Fogg.

  90. Get involved - transfer let-downs

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    Some more of your big transfer disappointments.

    Tomas Brolin

    Lee Parkinson: Tomas Brolin, scored a worldy at USA 94, signed for Leeds 95, retired from football 98 aged 28.

    Fraser Mackenzie: Tore Andre Flo for Rangers. Rangers most expensive player ever at £12 million. Much was expected. Flattered to deceive.

    Dejan Obradovic: Kezman to Chelsea. Signed as half of the Batman & Robben combo from PSV, yet left a year later resembling anything but the hero.

  91. Inter Milan 0-1 Real Madrid

    Football

    Inter Milan v Real Madrid

    Hot and humid evening in Guangzhou.

    The players, whose shirts are already sodden with sweat, had a drinks break at 30 minutes.

    Inter Milan's goalkeeper Handanovic is having a busy night and he blocks a Ronaldo shot at close range after 38 minutes.

  92. GOAL: Inter Milan 0-1 Real Madrid - Jese

    Football

    We have a breakthrough in China and it is Spain striker Jese who has put Real Madrid in front after 28 minutes.

    Marcelo's dinked a pass into the box and Jese calmly cut inside and placed his left-foot shot past Handanovic.

  93. Burnell heading for Rio

    Swimming

    BBC Sport's Olympics reporter Nick Hope is at the World Aquatics Championships in Russia and it has been a good day for British swimmer Jack Burnell.

  94. Inter Milan 0-0 Real Madrid

    Football

    A Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick forces a diving one-handed save from Samir Handanovic who tips the shot over the bar.

    The Portugal forward then drags another shot wide.

    Real Madrid on-top in China with 20 minutes gone, with Gareth Bale seeing plenty of the ball in his new position.

  95. Durham match washed out

    Cricket - One-Day Cup

    BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Chester-le-Street: "Durham's home One-Day Cup game against Worcestershire has been abandoned without a ball being bowled.

    "The rain has not stopped falling in Chester-le-Street since Sunday tea-time, so both sides take a point.

    "Durham are next in action against Somerset at Taunton on Wednesday, while Worcestershire play Yorkshire at home on Thursday."

  96. Cricket is 'brutal'

    Cricket

    Under-pressure England batsman Ian Bell has described Test cricket as a "brutal environment" ahead of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston - but says there is no reason he cannot return to form.

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    Bell has scored just 117 runs in his last six Tests at an average of 10.63.

    "It's a brutal environment, international sport," Bell said. "You have to perform. I'm realistic enough to know that I haven't played to the best of my ability in the last two months."

  97. Vietnam v Manchester City (14:00 BST)

    Football

    The teams are in with Nigerian youngster Kelechi Iheanacho upfront for City.

  98. Van Gaal cagey on Ronaldo talk

    Football

    Louis van Gaal

    There's been a fair bit of talk about the possibility of a return to Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo, but there's only one man really worth listening to about the topic.

    You can listen to what Louis van Gaal has to say and watch his interview with BBC Sport's Simon Stone here.

  99. Inter Milan 0-0 Real Madrid

    Football

    Gareth Bale

    Gareth Bale and Jese have got us under way in China as Real Madrid face Inter Milan in Guangzhou.

    We will be bringing you live updates from the match.

  100. World Aquatics Championships

    Diving

    Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow

    The World Aquatics Championships is getting under way in Kazan, Russia, and we've got live video coverage right here.

    Britain's Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow are among the Brits to look out for today.

  101. Manga injury worry for Cardiff City

    Football

    Bruno Ecuele Manga

    Bruno Manga will have a scan on a knee after being carried off in Cardiff's 1-0 win over Sparta Rotterdam.

    The Gabon international defender returned to Wales with the rest of the team and will have the injury examined on Monday.

    The injury could leave manager Russell Slade with a defensive problem with Ben Turner already missing the start of the season after having ankle surgery.

  102. Get involved - transfer let-downs

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    Great expectations. Huge disappointment. More of those signings that went wrong.

    Lee: Kim Kallstrom to Arsenal. Loaning a player with a back injury then booting him after four appearances.

    Max Baggins-Craig: Kleberson to M Utd, failed to adapt to English football & after two years of little impact he moved to Turkish side Besiktas.

    Damo Clark: Alberto Aquilani, signed for £17 million as the next Alonso. 18 appearances one goal and two loan spells later he's gone.

    Just for you, Damo, here is Aquilani's one and only goal in the Premier League.

    Alberto Aquilani
  103. Question time

    Want something to ponder over your lunch hour? Then have a crack at this.

    Today's teaser from our colleagues at Question of Sport is this: Since 1990 which five British riders have worn the Yellow Jersey in the Tour de France?

    We'll bring you the answers later this afternoon.

  104. Burnell records a first

    Swimming

    Open water swimmer Jack Burnell has become the first British athlete to secure a named place for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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    He finished fifth in the 10km marathon swimming event at the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia today.

    Whilst others have already secured Britain berths in events for Brazil - like shooting an triathlon - Burnell is the first to qualify himself.

  105. Women's Ashes - 3rd ODI

    WICKET

    England celebrate

    Another wicket in Worcester as Healy is caught and bowled by England's Heather Knight. Australia currently 120-3. Live coverage available here.

  106. Root on Bairstow

    England v Australia, 29-2 August, Edgbaston (11:00 BST)

    England batsman Joe Root on Yorkshire teammate Jonny Bairstow: "It is never easy to come into such a big series but Bairstow has been averaging over 100, he is playing exceptionally well and is desperate to get out here and get some more runs and carry on his form.

    "I am sure he will be ecstatic, he could not be in better form. He will be desperate to emulate what he has done this season on the international stage."

    Bairstow replaced Gary Ballance in the England squad for the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston, starting on 29 July.

    Jonny Bairstow
  107. Inter Milan v Real Madrid (13:00 BST)

    Football

    Inter Milan team to play Real Madrid in Guangzhou, China at 13:00 BST.

    Inter Milan: Handanovic; Montoya, Ranocchia, Murillo, Jesus, Brozovic, Kovacic, Kondogbia, Hernanes, Palacio, Icardi.

  108. Afellay to sign for Stoke

    Football

    Ibrahim Afellay

    Stoke City could be set to sign another former Barcelona forward.

    Netherlands winger Ibrahim Afellay is set to become the fourth former Barcelona player at Stoke City.

    The 29-year-old free agent is having a medical at the Britannia Stadium after ending his four-and-a-half year stay at the Nou Camp.

  109. Women's Ashes - 3rd ODI

    WICKET

    Nicole Bolton

    Another scalp for England at the Women's Ashes. Nicole Bolton toe-ends one over extra cover and the delighted Laura Marsh takes the catch. Australia now 88-2 after 27 overs. Live commentary and text updates here.

  110. Inter Milan v Real Madrid (13:00 BST)

    Football

    Rafa Benitez has named a strong line-up for their match against Inter Milan in Guangzhou, China.

    Real Madrid: Navas, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Ronaldo, Kroos, Bale, Marcelo, Casemiro, Jese, Isco, Danilo.

  111. Munich bound

    Football

    There has been a lot of speculation that sought-after midfielder Arturo Vidal is to leave Juventus and join Bayern Munich. Well, this could be proof it's about to happen.

     Vidal has posted this photo on Twitter, with the message: "A new stage ... a new dream ... Munich here we go !!!"

    Three exclamation marks, it must be true.

  112. Sanchez's day at the beach

    Football

    Alexis Sanchez

    A day at the beach usually entails building sandcastles, enjoying an ice cream, swimming in the sea, maybe a game of beach cricket.

    Not when Alexis Sanchez is involved, where his seaside visit involves training for the start of the Premier League season.

    The Arsenal forward has posted videos on Instagram of his training sessions.

  113. Ramos will not be sold

    Football gossip

    Sergio Ramos

    Manchester United target Sergio Ramos will not be sold by Real Madrid, the Guardian have reported.

    The paper say Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez met with told Ramos and his agent in China.

    At the meeting Ramos reiterated his desire to join United.

  114. On this day...

    Athletics

    Steve Cram

    1985: BBC commentator and athletics doyen Steve Cram set the (then) mile world record at three minutes 46.32 seconds in Oslo.

  115. Get involved - transfer let-downs

    Leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    We've all seen our clubs make what appears to be a dream signing, only for them to be a complete disaster. Today we recognise those transfers that have gone wrong. Horribly wrong.

    Daniel Aspel: Mitroglou to Fulham, surely? £12m for an injured guy who played three games, never scored, we got relegated, he went back on loan to his original club and scored a winner against Atletico Madrid. Total farce.

    Chris Kelly: Pascal Cygan. At first looked like a rock solid addition to our defence, was actually the worst defender I've ever seen in an Arsenal shirt.

    Roque Santa Cruz

    Nathan Critchlow: Roque Santa Cruz at City. Four years, 20 appearances, three goals. Always injured or farmed out on loan to gain fitness. After Blackburn form he was hugely underwhelming.

    Want your say on our Sportsday page? It is easy. Tweet us using #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  116. Lukaku to United or just good friends?

    Football

    Depay and Lukaku

    Could Memphis Depay have found the striker that Louis van Gaal needs?

    The forward has posted this picture with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku on Instagram.

    "Me and Romelu Lukaku in an conversation. See you soon," the Dutch international wrote.

  117. Big clubs keen on Toney

    Football

    Northampton Town boss Chris Wilder says there has been interest from "Championship and Premier League clubs" in striker Ivan Toney.

    Toney, 19, did not play in Saturday's 3-0 pre-season win at Brackley because of ongoing transfer talks.

    "That'll progress in its time, and if it does then we'll deal with it," Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton.

  118. Monday's back pages

    L'Equipe

    L'Equipe

    No prizes for who adorns today's l'Equipe. It's that man Chris Froome. The headline mirrors many in the UK this morning, namely his vow not to dishonour the Tour de France jersey.

  119. Prepared to pay big

    Football gossip

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    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to make an increased bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema after an initial offer of £31m was rejected for the 27-year-old, the Daily Telegraph reports.

  120. Hastings to remain with Durham

    Cricket

    Australian all-rounder John Hastings has committed to a third season with Durham, extending his stay for the 2016 county season.

    Since joining in 2014, Hastings has taken 76 first-class wickets in 20 matches.

    "The people in the dressing room and the people up here in the North East are just fantastic, so my wife and I really enjoy it and want to keep coming back," said the 29-year-old.

  121. It was buzzing at Oldham...

    Football

    ...but we're not talking atmosphere, we're talking bees. Sunday's friendly against Blackburn was delayed because of a swarm of the little critters on the goalpost.

    Kick-off had to be delayed while the club sent for a beekeeper to solve the situation. Turned out Oldham didn't have much sting in their play - they lost 2-0.

  122. Get involved - transfer let-downs

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    Today's talking point - disappointing transfers.

    Fraser Bernstein: Soldado, Paulinho and Lamela have all flopped at Spurs to various degrees. As a Spurs fan, this is quite depressing.

    Jose Antonio Reyes

    Ebughe Emmanuel Omon: The biggest flop has to be Jose Antonio Reyes, he was dubbed the next Henry but didn't see much of him.

    Ally Howe: 41 signings for Darlington in 2010. Bottom of the league and three seasons later down five divisions. Can we put an entire team in?

  123. Women's Ashes - 3rd ODI

    Cricket

    Elyse Villani

    Well I was just about to tell you that Australia were off to a steady start in the Women's Ashes. But then Elyse Villani just forced me to re-write. She's out for 14. The visitors are currently 31-1 in Worcester, where it looks like the wind is whipping up a bit.

    We've got BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentary and live text updates right here.

  124. News in brief

    Football, F1 and cycling dominated the weekend headlines, so here's a quick digest of the other significant stories you may have missed.

    In golf, Danny Willett took his third European Tour title with victory in Switzerland.

    Danny Willett

    The IPC Grand Prix in London saw records tumble for British para-athletes Georgina Hermitage and Sophie Hahn. Hermitage set a new best in the T37 400m of one minute 2.48 seconds. Meanwhile Hahn clocked 13 seconds in the T38 100m.

    Australia set up a Rugby Championship title decider against New Zealand with victory over Argentina.

  125. 'No distractions'

    Football

    Wales boss Chris Coleman says he does not want the distraction of negotiating a new contract while the team are involved in Euro 2016 qualifying.

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    The 45-year-old has led Wales to the top of Group B and have a three-point lead with four games remaining, with the top two from each pool qualifying.

    Coleman's current deal expires after the finals in France next summer.

    "I can't stress enough... that my full focus is on leading my country to France 2016," Coleman said. "Hopefully we finish well and I'm leading the team to France and then I imagine that would suggest that we'll be sitting down sooner or later to talk about the future."

  126. Gleneagles misses out

    Horse Racing

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC horse racing correspondent

    The dual 2000 Guineas and St James's Palace Stakes winner Gleneagles is to miss Wednesday's 'Duel on the Downs' with the brilliant French trained five-year-old Solow in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.

    Gleneagles' trainer Aidan O'Brien has expressed concerns about the going, currently described as varying between soft and good to soft.

  127. Headlines at 11

    Here's what has made the sporting headlines so far today...

    Football: Aston Villa have agreed a deal to sign Cordoba defender Jose Angel Crespo according to the Spanish club.

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    Cricket: England's women win the toss and put Australia into bat in the third ODI of the women's Ashes between England and Australia at Worcester.

    Rugby Union: Taulupe Faletau's proposed move to Bath is now in the hands of the Welsh Rugby Union, says Bath head coach Mike Ford.

  128. Szczesny to join Roma?

    Football

    Wojciech Szczesny

    Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has announced on Instagram that he is on the way to Italy to join Roma.

    The 25-year-old, who has been replaced as the Gunners number one by the arrival of Petr Cech, posted a video and wrote "Ciao Giallorossi!!."

  129. Stopper

    Football

    A stat about United's new keeper Sergio Romero that should give Reds' fans confidence.

  130. Faletau's Bath move 'in WRU's hands'

    Rugby Union

    Bath head coach Mike Ford says the potential signing of Newport Gwent Dragons forward Taulupe Faletau is now in the hands of the Welsh Rugby Union.

    An issue over the 24-year-old's availability to play for Wales now appears to be the only stumbling block to his arrival in the Premiership.

    Taulupe Faletau

    "Recruitment never stops. With Toby, it is well documented that we have spoken to him," Ford told BBC Radio Bristol.

    "Nothing is sorted out and we won't say anything else until he has signed. It's in the Welsh Rugby Union's hands and we'll see where that goes."

  131. Get involved - transfer let-downs

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    We are getting some great suggestions about those transfers that promised a lot, but proved to be huge disappointments.

    Sol Campbell

    Michael Vine: Sol Campbell to Notts County has to be up there. Signed a five-year deal, played and lost one game then left three days later.

    Andrew Neill: NUFC's signing of Emmanuel Riviere has been rather disappointing. Three goals in 23 appearances for a striker is rather atrocious.

    John Michael Poole: Jay Bothroyd for SWFC has to be up there with the worst. One goal in 14 and by the end couldn't be bothered to jump for headers.

    Keep the suggestions coming in on Twitter using #bbcsportsday or by leaving a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  132. Not a bad signing...

    Football

    It is four years to the day since Man City shelled out £38m to sign Sergio Aguero. "I will fight every year to help the team win major trophies," said the then 23-year-old. He kept his word.

  133. Preston close to Cunningham signing

    Football

    Preston North End are set to sign Bristol City defender Greg Cunningham for an undisclosed fee, reports BBC Points West.

    The Republic of Ireland international, 24, began his career at Manchester City where he made five appearances.

    Cunningham would be the third arrival at Deepdale this summer after Jermaine Beckford and Paul Gallagher.

  134. One-Day Cup

    Cricket

    Saeed Ajmal of Worcestershire

    More cricket for your sporting pleasure (if the weather allows). Durham host Worcestershire in the One-Day Cup in the early game today. There are another four matches due on at 2pm so we'll give you a nod then. But for now, this is the place to be.

  135. Van Gerwen wins World Matchplay

    Darts

    Michael van Gerwen

    World number one Michael van Gerwen beat James Wade 18-12 to win his first World Matchplay title in Blackpool on Sunday.

    Van Gerwen won five straight legs to move 10-6 ahead in the final and held on to clinch the £100,000 first prize.

    "It means a lot to me because, after the World Championship, this is the biggest ranking event," said the 26-year-old Dutch thrower.

  136. Get involved - transfer let-downs

    Leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Some more of your comments about disappointing transfers.

    Raj Jha: Andy Carroll and just about every signing of late for Liverpool.

    Shevchenko

    Debmalya Banerjee: Shevchenko to Chelsea. Absolutely no hunger.

    Matt Harris: Abou Diaby. Showed so much promise as the next Vieira but failed to deliver... admittedly plagued with injuries.

  137. 'Thank you'

    Road Cycling

    Two-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome thanks the fans that have backed him during the race. Which maybe a little dig too at those who have questioned his integrity.

  138. Ayew to Villa

    Football gossip

    Jordan Ayew

    Looks like Crespo (see 09:49) will not be the only new arrival at Villa Park today.

    Aston Villa assistant manager Ray Wilkins has told Talksport that the club are close to agreeing a deal for Ghana striker Jordan Ayew.

    The 23-year-old who plays for French Ligue 1 club Lorient will reportedly cost in the region of £9m.

  139. England to bowl

    Cricket

    Remember you can follow the action live right here.

  140. Brit special

    Athletics

    Dina Asher-Smith

    For those who missed the weekend's events, Britain's finest put in a pretty good shift while the rest of us put our feet up.

    Dina Asher-Smith broke the British record for the women's 100m, dipping under the elusive 11 second mark to clock a 10.99 at the Anniversary Games.

    Shara Proctor also recorded a new British long jump record on the same day with a leap of 6.98m.

    Watch the Anniversary Games again via BBC iPlayer

  141. Robins pounce

    Football

    Levi Ives
    Image caption: Ives was part of Northern Ireland's victorious squad in the Milk Cup

    Bristol City are set to sign teenage defender Levi Ives from Torquay United, reports BBC Points West.

    Left-back Ives made 20 appearances for Torquay last season and is a Northern Ireland Under-19 international.

    When the deal is completed, the 17-year-old is set to join Championship club City's Under-21 squad.

  142. Get involved - transfer let-downs

    Post a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page

    We are talking about disappointing transfers today. Here are some comments from the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Stefan Glosby: Casiraghi for Chelsea. £5 million, scored at Anfield, then got injured against West Ham and never played again.

    Roy Keane

    James Houston: Eyal Berkovic, Juninho. Roy Keane and any other former Premier League star that came to Celtic for a final fling.

    Callum Bannister: Although he was great for the first two seasons I'll say Darren Bent as he cost 24m but it wasn't really his fault as he barely started under Paul Lambert.

  143. Groundhog day

    Football

    Someone's enjoying pre-season.

  144. Women's Ashes - 3rd ODI

    Cricket

    Heather Knight

    Some live cricket coming your way now. The 3rd ODI of the Women's Ashes series is whirring into life in Worcester very soon.

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra has the commentary from New Road at 10:15 BST, and we've got the live text updates covered here in Salford. All we need is you. Thankfully we've put it all in one place for you, right here.

  145. Man City v Vietnam (14:00 BST)

    Football

    Man City face Vietnam today as part of what seems a slightly exhausting pre-season tour. We'll have regular updates from the game, which kicks off at 14:00 BST. Judging by the scene below, it could be a lively atmosphere.

  146. Who is Crespo?

    Football

    Jose Angel Crespo
    • Started his career at Sevilla winning the 2006 Uefa Cup.
    • Also played for Racing Santander and in Italy for Padova, Bologna and Verona.
    • Won four caps for Spain Under-21s.
    • Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to punch Crespo during Real Madrid's 2-1 victory over Cordoba in January, with the Portugal forward later sent off.
  147. Villa to sign Crespo?

    Football

    It is fair to say the last two weeks have been testing for Aston Vila fans after losing Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke.

    But it looks like there may finally be some good news to cheer this transfer window.

    Spanish side Cordoba, relegated from Spain's La Liga last season, have tweeted that Villa have agreed a deal to sign Spanish defender Jose Angel Crespo.

    They go on to say that the 28-year-old full-back will travel to Birmingham today for a medical.

  148. Good neighbours

    Football

    Who says there's no goodwill in the world of football?

    Exeter City are to return a 12-year-old favour to financially-struggling neighbours Torquay United by waiving their entitlement to 50% of the gate receipts for Friday's friendly at Plainmoor.

    In 2003, the Gulls made a similar gesture at a time when Exeter's debts had reached £4.5m.

    "We have always maintained a fantastic relationship with Torquay and we sympathise with their current situation," said Exeter vice-chairman Julian Tagg.

  149. Get involved - transfer let-downs

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    Today's first discussion in Sportsday is about those transfers that have proved to be a massive disappointment. Get involved by using the hashtag #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Juan Veron

    Mark Hawlor: Has to be Juan Sebastian Veron for a let down. Big fee. Big fanfare. Bigger flop.

    Luke Jones: As a Liverpool fan there are quite a few. I wouldn't say I had massive hopes but certainly wanted more from Carroll and Mario.

    Tom Johnson: Had high hopes for Mo Salah after seeing him terrorise our defence in the Champions League that year, didn't hit form for us.

  150. Ronaldo rumours

    Football gossip

    AS: Real Madrid have rejected a formal offer of £84m from Paris St-Germain for 30-year-old forward Cristiano Ronaldo, according to several Middle Eastern newspapers.

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    Something that, if true, would surely be the sporting story of the summer.

  151. Not so loved up

    Road Cycling

    BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan has a copy of French daily newspaper Le Figaro.

  152. Hamilton's regrets, Vettel celebrates

    Formula 1

    We've been crying out for an exciting Grand Prix and on Sunday in Hungary we got one and then some.

    In a dramatic race, Lewis Hamilton - despite staring on pole - finished sixth and then accepted the blame for his errors.

    The world champion made a bad start, ran off the road on the first lap and later damaged his car in a collision with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo. "I was all over the place," said Hamilton. "I really don't have any words to describe what happened. It was a really bad performance from me."

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel - pictured below in celebratory mood - won ahead of Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat and Ricciardo.

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  153. Monday's back pages

    Marca

    "Very near" is the rough translation of Marca's headline, referring to Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos's future at the Bernabeu following links to Manchester United.

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  154. Get involved - transfer let-downs

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    Alexis Sanchez

    We can only assume/hope that sarcasm has been lost in translation here, @fqiren...

    @fqiren: Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal last season. Expected to sweep all in front of them. In the end only have the FA Cup to show. Poor.

  155. On this day...

    Football

    Alan Shearer

    1992: Alan Shearer was transferred from Southampton to Blackburn for a then-British record fee of £3.6m which delivered 112 goals in 138 appearances.

  156. Raising the stakes

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    The Mirror: Chelsea will make a £26m bid for Everton defender John Stones, 21, within the next 48 hours, but the Toffees want £34m.

  157. Get involved - transfer let-downs

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    Harry G Henderson: Would say Torres was a let-down for Chelsea, but he scored THAT goal against Barca, so all is forgiven!

    Robert Fleck

    James Maloney: Chelsea signing Robert Fleck in 1992 for a then massive £2.1m. 4 goals in 48 games and he was shipped out.

    Michael Hannaway: Ryan Babel came to Liverpool with a great YouTube CV. Shame it was never really there in a red shirt.

  158. Walcott deal imminent

    Football

    Back to football for Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is getting "closer and closer" to signing a new contract, says manager Arsene Wenger.

    The 26-year-old England forward has a year remaining on his current deal.

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    When asked about whether Walcott had signed a new contract, Wenger said: "Not yet. Hopefully we can finalise it very soon."

    Meanwhile, Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to join Italian side Roma and will have a medical on Monday in Rome.

  159. Froome at a glance

    Road Cycling

    Chris Froome
  160. Froome's pledge

    Road Cycling

    Froome says he will "never dishonour" the yellow jersey after becoming the first Briton to win two Tour de France titles.

    "The yellow jersey is very special. I will always respect it and never dishonour it," said the 30-year-old.

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    Froome was abused by spectators, with his performance described as "abnormal" by a French physiologist.

    "Someone needs to speak up for the cyclists. I'm happy to do that. Someone has to make a stand, the time is now."

  161. Congrats

    Road Cycling

    Former Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button, a man normally on four wheels, shows his appreciation for the man on two.

  162. Fantastic Froome

    Road Cycling

    Given what he achieved over the weekend, it is about time we turned the spotlight on Chris Froome.

    The 2013 champion beat Colombia's Nairo Quintana to the yellow jersey by 72 seconds with Spain's Alejandro Valverde third.

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    At times Froome was so dominant, it caused some to question whether the 30-year-old's performances were being enhanced by doping. He was subjected to abuse from spectators, claimed he had urine thrown at him on stage 14 and appeared to have twice been spat at in the last two stages before Paris.

    But it didn't stop him from powering to victory and Froome's victory means a Briton - and Team Sky - have now won three of the last four of cycling's showpiece races.

  163. Coming to America

    Football

    Tottenham have touched down in the US ahead of their pre-season trip and looks like Harry Kane was a busy man at the airport..