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Steve Canavan and Matt Davis

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  1. Good evening

    And that is your lot for today.

    We will be back early tomorrow morning with coverage of the Premier League launch, transfer latest and lots more.

  2. Full-time: Real Madrid 2-0 Tottenham


    Gareth Bale

    Gareth Bale will dominate the headlines for his 79th minute strike against his former club, a goal that keeper Michel Vorm will not want to watch again.

    James Rodriguez had given Madrid the lead in the first-half with a header from Isco's cross.

  3. Easy win for Kiwis


    New Zealand thumped Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the second one-day international on Tuesday, with openers Martin Guptill and Tom Latham both making unbeaten centuries to level the series at 1-1.


    Wth Guptill and Latham rampant, New Zealand made 236-0 to easily pass Zimbabwe's 235-9 with over seven overs to spare. Latham's 110 not out was his first hundred in ODIs.

    The third and deciding game is on Friday.

  4. Ex-Republic of Ireland midfielder Andrews retires


    Keith Andrews

    Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews has retired as a player to become first-team coach at his former team MK Dons.

    The 34-year-old made 412 appearances in all competitions for 12 different clubs, including Wolves, Blackburn and Bolton, who released him in May.

    He also had two spells with MK Dons, helping them win the League Two title and Johnstone's Paint Trophy in 2008.

    Andrews earned 35 international caps for the Republic, scoring three times.

  5. Goal: Real Madrid 2-0 (Bale)


    Gareth Bale scores against his old club on 79 minutes to make it 2-0.

    His left foot shot bounces in front of and over goalkeeper Michel Vorm into the bottom-left corner. You feel Vorm should have done better there.

    Muted celebrations from the Welshman who doesn't look like he will be putting that strike in his highlight reel.

    And with his goal Bale leaves the pitch.

  6. Fulham sign Mattila


    Sakari Mattila playing for Finland against Northern Ireland

    Fulham have made their seventh summer signing by paying an undisclosed fee for Finland international Sakari Mattila.

    The 26-year-old defensive midfielder arrives from Norwegian club Aalesunds on a two-year contract, with an options for a further 12 months.

    "From day one when I heard about the interest I was looking forward to this moment," he said.

  7. Real Madrid 1-0 Tottenham


    Sergio Ramos

    Sergio Ramos has a bit of handbags with Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen after a bad tackle on the latter.

    The Spain defender is then booked.

    Not much else happening out there, and there are 20 minutes left in the match.

  8. McClaren on BBC Radio Newcastle


    More from Steve McClaren on Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

    "At the present moment our relationship is transparent and the owner wants to be in the background. So be it. As long as the owner backs the club then fantastic."

  9. McClaren on BBC Radio Newcastle


    Mike Ashley

    Steve McClaren on Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

    "He took over the club in a financial mess, it's stable, so stable in fact that we can spend nearly £40m which shows his ambition and what the club wants to do."

  10. Di Maria PSG medical


    Pictures of Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria believed to be arriving at his medical in Qatar have been tweeted by a hospital ahead of the winger's move to Paris St-Germain.

  11. Real Madrid 1-0 Tottenham


    The second-half is under way at the Allianz Arena.

    There have been a raft of changes; Nacer Chadli, Nabil Bentaleb and Jan Vertonghen are on for Kevin Wimmer, Eric Dier and Erik Lamela.

    For Real Madrid, Lucas Vasquez and Casemiro are in for Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez.

  12. McClaren on BBC Radio Newcastle


    Newcastle manager Steve McClaren is taking fans' questions on BBC Radio Newcastle.

    He says that captain Fabricio Coloccini wants to stay at St James's Park despite reports linking him with a move to Crystal Palace.

    "Coloccini has always been the captain and is the most experienced player. My dealings with him have been excellent.

    "The speculation over his future has distracted him this season. I've said let's work together and see if we get on. We have had long, long talks with all the speculation with Palace and his own future."

    Fabricio Coloccini

    He added: "From my understanding, he has said from day one this is where I want to be - at Newcastle United. I've been captain, I'm proud of that and want to carry on doing that. He wants to stay here. So I am delighted."

  13. Stoke sign Molina


    Sergio Molina

    Sergio Molina has signed on a three-year deal.

    He came up through Real Madrid's youth system, having been at the club since the age of nine.

    He also captained them at every level from Under-10 to Under-19.

    Molina featured for Real in the UEFA Youth League last season, scoring twice in six appearances.

    Molina will initially become a member of the Potters' Under-21 squad.

  14. Real Madrid 1-0 Tottenham


    Gareth Bale

    Half-time at the Allianz Arena where a James Rodriguez goal separates the sides.

  15. BreakingStoke sign Molina


    Stoke City have signed Real Madrid midfielder Sergio Molina subject to international clearance.

  16. Steve McClaren answers your questions


    BBC Newcastle

    Steve McClaren

    Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren will be taking calls from fans' from 18:00-19:00 BST on BBC Newcastle's Total Sport programme.

    He will join regular presenters Simon Pryde, Marco Gabbiadini and Steve Howey to look ahead to the season and discuss any issues thrown into the mix by the supporters.

    You can listen here, call in on 0191 232 65 65 or Tweet using #totalsport

  17. Goal: Real Madrid 1-0 Tottenham (Rodriguez)


    Real Madrid take a deserved lead on 36 minutes.

    Isco's cross finds James Rodriguez who rise above Danny Rose and nods past Michel Vorm.

    Just before the goal Luka Modric's shot deflected off Kevin Wimmer and almost bounced past Vorm but the goalkeeper just got to the ball.

  18. Real Madrid 0-0 Tottenham


    First real chance for Gareth Bale on 29 minutes. The Welshman hasn't really been in the game so far.

    He gets on the end of a James Rodriguez corner but his header is just wide.

  19. Bournemouth sign Tomlin


    Lee Tomlin

    Lee Tomlin scored 10 goals in 50 appearances as Middlesbrough reached the play-off final last season.

    "Lee is a player who we are excited about and will get fans off their seats," Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said.

    "He is someone we believe will fit seamlessly into Eddie and Jason's plans. "

    He added: "We are very pleased with the business we have done this week, and on the whole this summer, and feel it is a marker of our ambitions this season."

  20. BreakingBournemouth sign Tomlin


    Bournemouth have signed forward Lee Tomlin, 26, from Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

  21. Real Madrid v Tottenham


    Kyle Walker

    Still 0-0 at the Allianz Arena.

    Christian Eriksen had a chance from distance which Kika Casilla managed to clear for a corner before James Rodriguez blasts one over the bar.

  22. Roma agree deal for Dzeko


    edin dzeko

    Edin Dzeko, 29, joined Manchester City from Wolfsburg in 2011 and scored 50 goals in 130 Premier League appearances for the Blues.

    The Bosnian was part of two Premier League title-winning squads, scoring the vital injury-time equaliser in the dramatic final-day encounter with QPR in 2012.

    He started the 2013 League Cup final win over Sunderland at Wembley and was an unused substitute in the 2011 FA Cup final victory against Stoke.

  23. BreakingRoma agree deal for Dzeko


    Manchester City have agreed a £14m fee with Roma for striker Edin Dzeko.

  24. Real Madrid 0-0 Tottenham


    Erik Lamela almost opens the scoring after two minutes as Kyle Walker gets forward and puts the ball in for the Argentinean who slides in and only manages to put the ball over the bar.

    Jese then almost opens the scoring with a rasping drive that rattles he crossbar.

    The striker then latches onto a Marcelo pass and cuts onto his right foot before trying to curl his shot into the bottom right corner but Michel Vorm gets a hand to it and puts the ball out for a corner.

    Frantic pace to the match.

  25. Real Madrid 0-0 Tottenham


  26. Real Madrid 0-0 Tottenham


    We have kick-off in the Allianz Arena.

  27. Real Madrid v Tottenham (17:15 BST)


  28. Chaos in the Netherlands


    The new Dutch league season faces a chaotic start as police strike action has led to three fixtures on the opening weekend being called off and more under threat.

    Champions PSV Eindhoven could also see the first match of their season called off.

    "We need everyone together," said Heerenveen mayor Tjeerd van der Zwan. "The police are a necessary partner at games. It would irresponsible to let a game go ahead without any police support."

  29. Real Madrid v Tottenham (17:15 BST)


  30. Green wins appeal


    Jack Green will compete in the men's 400 metres hurdles at the World Athletics Championships later this month after a successful appeal to British Athletics.


    Green has been included in the Great Britain team for the World Championships - which take place in Beijing from August 22 to 30 - and will also compete in the 4x400m relay team.

    Martyn Rooney succeeded yesterday in his appeal to compete in the individual 400m, but Andy Vernon, the European 10,000m silver medallist, and steeplechaser Lennie Waite were unsuccessful in their appeals.

  31. Real Madrid v Tottenham (17:15 BST)


  32. Real Madrid v Tottenham (17: 15 BST)


    Tottenham: Vorm, Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose, Alli, Dier; Dembele, Lamela, Eriksen, Kane.

  33. Real Madrid v Tottenham (17:15 BST)


    Real Madrid: Casilla, Varane, Ramos, Kroos, James, Bale, Marcelo, Modric, Jese, Isco, Danilo.

  34. Green reprieve

    Rugby League

    Green had been accused of a shoulder charge in the Robins' semi-final win over Warrington and had faced a three-game ban.

  35. European papers



    To Portugal now and Abola report that Ghana and Schalke forward Kevin-Prince Boateng will arrive to sign for Sporting Lisbon today.

  36. On the road


  37. Blue Rose?

    Football gossip


    The Mirror: Chelsea have told Tottenham to name their price for left-back Danny Rose, with the Blues prepared to pay £15m for the 25-year-old.

  38. Dzeko close to move



    Sky Sports News are reporting that Roma have agreed a £14m fee with Manchester City for striker Edin Dzeko.

  39. Zamora 'rejected European football'


    Brighton signing Bobby Zamora says he turned down the chance to play in the Champions League in order to return to the south-coast club where he scored 69 goals in three seasons earlier in his career.


    "I had an offer from a Champions League team, and a team who win their league pretty much every year, so it was hard," the 34-year-old told BBC Sussex.

    "But Brighton was the only place I really wanted to be."

    Celtic fit the bill with that description, don't they Bobby?

  40. Happy Chuba


    The 19-year-old Arsenal man is the second Gunners youngster to join the Tigers for the 2015-16 season after midfielder Isaac Hayden, 20, also agreed a loan deal.  

  41. Kent v Northants day one


    BBC Radio Kent

    Listen to live commentary from The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence as Kent take on Northants in day one of their County Championship Division Two match.

    You can also follow all of today's One-Day Cup live action here.

  42. Vote now


    You have 20 minutes to join in our vote.

    It is this: Would you like Gareth Bale to join Manchester United?

    You'll find the vote at the top of this page. Voting closes at 16:30 BST.

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  43. Peaty prepares


  44. Record breakers

    World Swimming Championships

    Adam Peaty men's 50m breaststroke record at the world swimming championships is the second time in one day the record has been smashed.


    After South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh, the event's reigning world champion, had set a new record time of 26.62secs in the morning's heats, 20-year-old Peaty came out and swam 26.42secs in the evening's semi-finals.

  45. Pitch battle

    Qarabag v Celtic (Wed, 17:30 BST)

    BBC Scotland's Chris McLaughlin is in Azerbaijan ahead of Wednesday's Champions League third round qualifier second leg...

    There has beenconcern over the playing surface at the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, with reports that it has been badly scorched by the heat in Baku. 

    Coincidentally, the venue's head groundsman previous filled the same role at Hamilton Academical. How's that for knowledge...

  46. Peaty on form

    World Swimming Championships

    Britain's Adam Peaty, who won gold in the 100m breaststoke on Monday, could be on course to make it a sprint double in Kazan...

    You can watch Tuesday's action live here

  47. What a Guy

    World Swimming Championships

    Former Olympic rowing gold medallist Matthew Pinsent is in Kazan taking pictures of James Guy after the 19-year-old won a gold medal of his own...

  48. What a Guy

    World Swimming Championships

    James Guy's gold in the 200m freestyle final was something of a shock, as he beat China's Sun Yang on the wall.


    The 19-year-old touched at one minute 45.14 seconds, just 0.06secs ahead of the Chinese long-distance expert Sun to win gold. Germany's world record-holder Paul Biedermann took bronze in 0.24secs.

    Ryan Lochte of the USA, who had led early on, was fourth at 0.69secs back.

    It is Guy's second medal in three days after he won a silver medal in the men's 400m freestyle on Sunday.

    Coverage of the World Championships is on Radio 5 sports extra live now and you can watch on the BBC Sport website from 16:00 BST.

  49. BreakingGold for Guy

    Swimming World Championships

    Britain's James Guy wins gold in the 200m freestyle at the World Championship, having already won silver in the 400m.

  50. Claims 'sensationalist & confusing'


    BBC sports editor Dan Roan tweets that the IAAF have responded to doping allegations.

    The Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD/WDR have obtained access to the results of 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes between 2001 and 2012 which reveals the "extraordinary extent of cheating" by athletes at the world's biggest events.

  51. 'Meeting Sheringham was surreal'


    BBC Three Counties Radio

    Teddy Sheringham

    Stevenage midfielder Steven Schumacher says meeting boss Teddy Sheringham for the first time was "surreal".

    The 31-year-old was one of four summer signings made by the former Manchester United and England striker, who is starting his first managerial job.

    "When I came down the first thing Teddy Sheringham said to me was 'Do you want a cup of tea?' I looked at the chairman thinking, 'I can't believe Teddy Sheringham's making me a cup of tea'," Schumacher told BBC Three Counties Radio.

  52. M'Vila and Fer fit Sunderland profile


    Nick Barnes

    BBC Newcastle commentator

    Rumours persist that Sunderland are pursuing Yann M'Vila, the French midfielder said to be unsettled at Rubin Kazan, and are close to agreeing a season-long loan deal for Queens Park Rangers' Leroy Fer.

    Leroy Fer

    Both players fit the profile of those Dick Advocaat is hoping to bring to the club. Dutchman Fer fits the key target area of a goal-scoring midfielder, while M'Vila is a holding player. Lee Cattermole is the only recognised option in that role - with Liam Bridcutt's future apparently elsewhere and Jordi Gomez, Seb Larsson and Jack Rodwell all more effective further forward.

  53. Benzama blow


    Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema - pictured here shortly after having a football super-glued on to his face - risks missing the start of the season after being diagnosed with a thigh injury.


    The 27-year-old France international, expected to stay at the Bernabeu despite ongoing speculation linking him to Arsenal, will undergo further evaluation on the muscular complaint.

    Real's domestic campaign starts at Sporting Gijon on 23 August.

  54. Go Valencia, it's your birthday


  55. Get Involved

    #mrreliable or Match of the Day Facebook page

    Dan Hall: John O'Shea, played everywhere including in goal.

    David Igoe: Best ever was Robbie Earle of Wimbledon FC. Goal machine from midfield and loads of assists.

    Jack Sanders: #mrreliable was Kieran trippier of Burnley last season, cheap and if it wasn't a clean sheet then it was an assist.

  56. Cipriani available for World Cup

    Rugby Union

    Danny Cipriani

    England fly-half Danny Cipriani will be available for the World Cup after being re-bailed following his arrest on suspicion of drink-driving.

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster said: "The date has been extended by the police so we'll wait and see."

  57. Spurs reunion


    Real Madrid face Tottenham in the Audi Cup at 5.15 BST today at the Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena.

    And the match will be a mini reunion for Spurs players past and present; Gareth Bale, Kyle Walker and Luka Modric.

    We will be bringing you live updates from the match.

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  58. City above United in Uefa rankings


    Manchester United have fallen to 20th in Uefa's club coefficient rankings - four places below rivals Manchester City - after the points for the 2010/11 season were discounted from the rankings.

    Should United get through the qualifying round then they are expected to be in the second pot of seeds - above City - thanks to their record over the previous five years.

  59. Tuesday on the BBC

    Watch and listen

    BBC Coverage
  60. Atletico Madrid beat Shanghai


    Antoine Griezmann

    Antoine Griezmann scored twice and Fernando Torres was also on the score sheet as Atletico Madrid beat Sven Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG 3-0 in a friendly in Shanghai earlier today.

  61. Bournemouth close in on Tomlin


    Steve Crossman

    BBC Sport

    Lee Tomlin

    Bournemouth have had a £3m bid accepted for Middlesbrough forward Lee Tomlin.

  62. Farah in training


    Mo Farah is preparing for the World Championships later this month...

  63. Inler & Aranguiz Leicester bound?


    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester

    The signings at Leicester City seem far from finished. A double on Monday could be just the start of a busy week, if what we read is to be believed.

    Gokhan Inler

    Talk of central midfielder Gokhan Inler joining has got the juices flowing of some Foxes fans on our airwaves. The 31-year-old is vastly experienced having featured in Serie A for Napoli and amassed 83 caps for Switzerland. There's a suggestion he's in advanced talks.

    Talk of Charles Aranguiz signing seemed to have cooled when the player confessed he was more interested in a move to Bayer Leverkusen but The Foxes have reportedly offered in excess of £10m for the Chilean midfielder. His parent club, Internacional, seem keep to exploit Leicester's higher valuation, regardless of what the player and his representatives may want.

  64. Get Involved

    #mrreliable or Match of the Day Facebook page

    Polar Bear: Surely it's Cech he keeps clean sheets and Arsenal's defence looks solid this season.

    Kate Lynham: Always used to depend on Baines. He was my rock for 3 seasons, but let me down badly 14/15, do I continue the faith...or twist?

    Tim Stubbs: A certain Teddy Sheringham, amongst others, helped me win 2 seasons running.

  65. Ronaldo the homeless man


    The idea of Cristiano Ronaldo being a homeless person is, frankly, ridiculous.

    After all, the Real Madrid man's wedding gift to his agent was a Greek island.

    However, Ronaldo, disguised in a fat suit and wearing a fake beard, took to the streets of Madrid where he was filmed playing football in a square.


    He was ignored by a pensioners and at one point asked for a girl's number but was snubbed.

    Watch the video here on Ronaldo's Facebook page.

  66. Farewell pal


    Rafael da Silva is joining French club Lyon from Manchester United on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee, ending a seven-year stay at Old Trafford.

  67. Chambers at the double

    Kent 66-4 v Northants

    BBC Radio Northampton's Alex Winter at Canterbury:

    "Northamptonshire seem in fine shape. Maurice Chambers took two wickets in two balls in only his third game of the season as Northants dominated the session."

    Live commentary here.

  68. McIlroy 'progressing well'


    Rory McIlroy's recovery from a ruptured ankle ligament is "progressing well" but there is no word yet on whether he will defend his US PGA title next week.

    Rory McIlroy is in a protective boot after rupturing an ankle ligament

    Reports on Monday suggested that the 26-year-old had booked a practice round for this Saturday at next week's US PGA venue Whistling Straits.

    But a spokesman said McIlroy's recovery was "ongoing" and that there would be a further update on Thursday.

  69. Fewer people playing sport

    Dan Roan

    BBC sports editor

    Sport funding is facing a major overhaul in a bid to reverse recent disappointing participation figures.

    Almost 250,000 people have stopped taking part in regular activity over the past six months

    Amid increasing concerns that Britain is failing to live up to the legacy promise of the London 2012 Olympics, a public consultation has been launched to mark the start of a new strategy for sport.

    And the government has warned that the mounting cost of success for Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes is "at odds with the current financial climate".

    Read Dan Roan's full article here.

  70. Sunderland move for Fer?

    Football gossip

    Could QPR's Dutch midfielder Leroy Fer be on his way to Sunderland? Sky Sports Keith Downie thinks so...

  71. 'Watford's time is now'


    Emma Jones

    BBC London


    At Watford's training ground for BBC London, hoping to chat to a couple of players about how they are preparing for the Premier League.

    There's a big sign in the canteen that says "Our Time Is Now". But Watford haven't managed to stay up before. So what makes this season, this manager and this squad different?

  72. Injury blow

    Rugby League

    Leeds forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan has been ruled out for six to nine months after rupturing a quad tendon in the Challenge Cup semi-final win over St Helens.


    The 34-year-old suffered the injury in the second half of the Rhinos' 24-14 victory and was helped from the field on a stretcher.

  73. KP pays respects


    Former South Africa and Nottinghamshire captain Clive Rice died last week, aged 66. One of the best all-rounders of his era, he played for Notts between 1975 and 1987 and led them to the County Championship title in 1981 and 1987.

  74. Swindon sign Liverpool keeper on loan


    Lawrence Vigouroux

    Swindon Townhave signed Liverpool goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux, 21, on a season-long loan.

    "I need some games out in the real world," the former Tottenham youngster told the Robins' website.

    Swindon have also confirmed the season-long loan signing of Southampton defender Jordan Turnbull, who spent last term on loan with them.

  75. Get Involved

    #mrreliable or Match of the Day Facebook page

    John McEnerney: Denis Irwin cud play either side of the back 4, attacked well, defended superbly & would weigh in with a goal or 3. Super solid.

    James Hanrahan: Alan Wright for #avfc just over five foot but consistent 7/10 every week remember a couple of pearlers too.

    Joe O'Rourke: Martin Laursen when he played, had a lot of injuries but a true leader and always a rock at the back for Villa when he did play.

  76. Douglas faces quick Brentford return


    Jonathan Douglas

    Ipswich Town have signed midfielderJonathan Douglas from Brentford, reports BBC Radio Suffolk.

    And the 33-year-old who captained Brentford last season as they reached the Championships play-offs, could face his former side when Ipswich visit Griffin Park on Saturday.

  77. Hull sign Akpom from Arsenal


    Chuba Akpom

    Championship side Hull City have signed England under-20 striker Chuba Akpom, 19, on a season-long loan from Arsenal.

  78. Bournemouth sign Gradel


    Max Gradel

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe on the signing of Ivory Coast winger Max Gradel for his second spell at the club: "He had real ability and was an eye-catching performer.

    "Our supporters took to him straight away and, hopefully, they will do that again. I have no doubts that they will rekindle their love for him."

  79. Wycombe sign ex-Dundee man McGinn


    Wycombe Wanderers have signed former Dundee midfielder Stephen McGinn, while defenders Sido Jombati and Joe Jacobson have penned contract extensions until 2018.

    Former Scotland Under-21 international McGinn, 26, was released by Dundee in the summer and has been on trial with Wycombe, featuring in four friendlies.

    Jombati, 27, made 39 appearances after joining from Cheltenham last summer and left-back Jacobson moved from Shrewsbury in 2014, and the 28-year-old played 49 times in his first season.

  80. Manchester beats London

    Greatest Sporting City

    Manchester derby

    Manchester has beaten London to the title of the "greatest sporting city in the UK", according to research from ESPN and the universities of Gloucester and Bath.

    Manchester topped the ranking after scoring highly in most of the 12 factors, which included value for money, success, atmosphere and transport links.

    London, which hosted the 2012 Olympics, came second, while Glasgow - which staged the Commonwealth Games last year - finished third.

    Blackpool was bottom of the list.

  81. Get Involved

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    Thomas Hague: Jordan Henderson for consistency, penalty taker, and usually gets a few bonus points for performances.

    Someone actually: Ryan Bertrand, scores, assists and keeps clean sheets while being fairly cheap.

    Tom Armstrong: Chris Brunt #MrReliable hard to admit as a Villa fan.

  82. Leeds sign Brentford winger Dallas


    Stuart Dallas

    Leeds United have signed Northern Ireland winger Stuart Dallas, 24, from Championship rivals Brentford on a three-year deal.

  83. Berahino's birthday


    We just mentioned Saido Berahino has turned 22 today and the West Brom striker has wished himself happy birthday on you do.

  84. Happy birthday


    Antonio Valencia

    Among those celebrating on Tuesday are Manchester United's Antonio Valencia (30), West Brom's Saido Berahino (22), former Ipswich, Liverpool and Scotland midfielder John Wark (58) and former Portugal, Arsenal, Fulham and West Ham winger Luis Boa Morte (38).

  85. Uefa dismiss Fred protest



    Uefa have dismissed Fenerbahce's protest against Shakhtar Donetsk fielding a player in a Champions League qualifying match who previously tested positive for doping.

    Brazil midfielder Fred tested positive for a banned diuretic at the recent Copa America in Chile, the Brazilian Football Confederation confirmed on Friday. The 22-year-old has denied using the substance hydrochlorothiazide.

    Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu admitted Uefa had advised him not to play Fred in the third qualifying round first-leg tie, which finished 0-0.

  86. Uefa discipline Kukes after Europa trouble


    Ondrej Duda

    Uefa have awarded Polish side Legia Warsaw a 3-0 win in their Europa League third qualifying round, first-leg tie against Kukes after trouble marred last week's match in Albania.

    The match last Thursday was abandoned with Legia leading 2-1 after the visitors' Slovakian midfielder Ondrej Duda appeared to be struck in the head by a stone thrown from the stands.

    Kukes were also ordered to play their next two European home games behind closed doors and were fined £49,309 for setting off of fireworks throwing objects, crowd disturbances and the displaying of an illicit banner.

    The second leg will go ahead as planned on Thursday.

  87. Dos Santos' letter


    Former Tottenham and Barcelona striker Giovani dos Santos has taken the unusual step to write to fans of MLS side LA Galaxy ahead of his move to the American side.

  88. Shattered

    Football gossip

    Here is a story which, if true, brings a tear to the eye.

    Angel Di Maria's move has been delayed as he was too tired to have a medical after a 20-hour trip from his native Argentina to Doha, reports the Daily Mail.


    Poor lamb.

  89. Bournemouth sign Gradel


    Max Gradel
    • Won 41 caps for Ivory Coast, winning the Africa Cup of Nations 2015.
    • Began career at Leicester in 2006 and had loan spells with Leeds and Bournemouth.
    • Signed for Leeds permanently in 2010 before joining St Etienne a year later.
    • Scored 17 goals in 23 starts in France last season.
  90. Get Involved

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    Ian Edwards: Ultimate FF player of all time has to be Matt Le Tissier down as a midfielder he scored more goals than most strikers.

    Chris Silk: Jon Walters classed as a midfielder, always cheap and grabs a few goals. Worth a spot on the bench for sure.

    CrispinBeltloop: Geoff Horsefield has never let me or anyone else down. Ever.

    Not anyone? Ever? That's a bold claim, Crispin...

  91. Bournemouth sign Gradel


    Gradel returns to Bournemouth after seven years, having spent two separate loan spells with the Cherries in the 2007/08 season. 

  92. BreakingBournemouth sign Gradel


    Bournemouth have signed former Leeds attacker Max Gradel from St Etienne on a four-year deal.

  93. Answer time


    A Question of Sport Teaser


    Earlier we asked this questions: Name the six players to have won a Premier League medal with two different clubs?

    Well, you've had an hour so let's put you out of your misery.

    The answers are: Nicolas Anelka, Henning Berg, Gael Clichy, Ashley Cole, Carlos Tevez, Kolo Toure.

    A gentle pat on the back to all who got six out of six. The one we struggled with was Anelka...

  94. 'Adventurous and promising'

    Wales v Ireland (Sat, 14:30 BST)

    BBC Wales' Dafydd Pritchard is intrigued by Warren Gatland's selection...

  95. Changes for Wales

    Wales v Ireland (Sat, 14:30 BST)

    Chris Jones

    BBC Radio 5 live rugby correspondent

    Wales team

    Wales have named a very experimental Wales team to play Ireland this weekend, with Dominic Day, Ross Moriarty, Tyler Morgan and Eli Walker earning their first caps.

  96. Get Involved

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    James Taylor: Mignolet in goal for me, been consistently one of the best keepers in fantasy football since his Sunderland days.


    Mohammed Raza: Branislav Ivanovic. Goals, assists and Clean sheets as a defender. What more do you want?

    Andrew Priestley: Always look out for the wingers who are classed as defenders. Huge points for goals and assists, plus a clean sheet bonus.

    While not quite what we're looking for, Andrew, that's sage advice all the same...

  97. Golden day


    Fancy reliving that Super Saturday at the London Olympics three years ago today?

    Of course you do.


    Click here to watch Ennis-Hill, Rutherford and Farah claim gold and send a nation into ecstasy.

  98. On this day


    Here's something to bring the memories flooding back.

    Jess Ennis

    In 2012, Jessica Ennis-Hill (heptathlon), Greg Rutherford (long jump) and Mo Farah (10,000 metres) all claimed gold in the space of 46 minutes at the London Olympics.

    The competed a 'Super Saturday' with Team GB also winning golds in the men's four, the women's double sculls and the women's team pursuit earlier in the day.

  99. Suspension following tragedy


    The National Baseball Congress has suspended the use of batboys and batgirls after the death of a nine-year-old boy.

    Kaiser Carlile, batboy for the Liberal Bee Jays, died on Sunday, a day after he was struck on the head by a warm-up swing during a match.

    Kaiser Carlile

    Batboys are youngsters who pick up and organise equipment for teams' players.

    The NBC said it would not use batboys and batgirls in the rest of its World Series competition in Kansas.

  100. Heck of a journey


    Here's what we in the media call a slightly wacky story.

    A 42-year-old Canadian-based Aston Villa fan by the name Michael Cappuccitti will travel more than 4,000 miles to watch the game against Manchester United on Friday, 14 August - then donate his four season tickets to youngsters who cannot afford to attend games.

    Read the full story in the Birmingham Mail here.

  101. European papers



    'With Ibra, the Scudetto is Milan's' is the headline on the front of Italian newspaper Gazzetta.

    The paper quotes AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic who thinks the potential signing of PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be key to their Serie A hopes this season.

  102. Thistle sign Pogba...


    Mathias Pogba, that is. The brother of Juventus midfielder Paul has joined Scottish Premiership club Partick Thistle. 

    He might have a famous sibling but that's no excuse for wearing the number 99...

  103. Get Involved

    #mrreliable or Match of the Day Facebook page

    Tom G: It has to be John Terry. Bags of goals, bags of clean sheets, and this year he's cheaper than Walcott. What's not to like?


    Grundy: Used to always be Julian Dicks back in the day. Big defender who smashed in penalties. Guaranteed points.

    Tobe: Leighton Baines, first name on the teamsheet every year. Fairly expensive but always reliable.

  104. Question time


    A Question of Sport Teaser


    Now have a bash at this. We've just spent a full 25 minutes debating it and still haven't got the sixth and final one.

    We're talking about today's teaser from our Question of Sport colleagues, which is:

    Name the six players to have won a Premier League medal with two different clubs?

    Good luck. Answers later this afternoon.

  105. Wickham makes Palace bow


    Murray Burnell

    BBC London 94.9

    Connor Wickham

    Crystal Palace's new £7m arrival Connor Wickham played the first 45 minutes of their 1-0 defeat to Dagenham and Redbridge last night.

    Loan signing Patrick Bamford also played a part, after missing Saturday's friendly with Fulham, as Dagenham won 1-0.

  106. Matic's first tweet


    Chelsea's Nemanja Matic has joined Twitter. What a time to be alive.

  107. 'They'll not get away with this charade'


    Jenna Hawkey

    BBC Radio Solent

    Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn has confirmed that their replica shirts will not be available till their fourth game of the Premier League season.

    Speaking to BBC Radio Solent's Fans Forum, Mostyn explained that the delay was caused because of the 150-day lead time needed to get the shirts manufactured and in store.

    AFC Bournemouth

    "The latest update is that we will have them prior to the Leicester game [on 29th August], but that is subject to change," Mostyn said. "No-one is more frustrated than us. Our chief executive is ripping his hair out about it.

    "It's got good enough and it's not a Premier League style. We now have to act like a Premier League club on and off the pitch. They know from a legal standpoint - with the letters that have been exchanged - that they will never get away with this charade again."

  108. Farewell Rafael


    Confirmation of some transfer news from overnight, and Rafael da Silva has joined French club Lyon from Manchester United on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

    The 25-year-old right-back, who has two Brazil caps, moved to United along with his twin brother Fabio from Fluminense in 2008.


    However, he had fallen out of favour at the club under Louis van Gaal, starting just six league games last season.

    "I want to thank Manchester United fans for all the love during those eight years," Rafael tweeted.

  109. Bale move unlikely


    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Interesting headlines on Tuesday about Manchester United and Gareth Bale.

    Gareth Bale

    I have been told all summer that any substantive talks involving United and Real Madrid surround David de Gea and Sergio Ramos - and that remains the case. Trying to put Bale into the mix would only complicate matters.

    If he was given any encouragement, I am sure Louis van Gaal would be interested in Bale, but the Welshman is understood to be happy in Madrid.

    Am being given no indication that situation is going to change, or that United expect it to.

  110. Get Involved

    #mrreliable or Match of the Day Facebook page

    Daniel Cox: Depending on which site's fantasy football you play, usually Baines is #mrreliable

    Christopher Clee: As last season, Pelle. He was either a scorer or chipping in with an assist and typically quite cheap.

    Jahdal Baker: Hazard because Hazard.

  111. More success for Peaty


    Adam Peaty is through to the 50m breaststroke semi-finals, second fastest behind South Africa Cameron van de Burgh who equalled Peaty's world record in this morning's heats.


    At the World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Stephen Milne has qualified third fastest for the men's 800m freestyle final.

    Siobhan Marie-O'Connor is through to the semi-finals of the 200 freestyle.

  112. European papers


    Marca backpage

    Gareth Bale dominates the front page of Spanish sports newspapers Marca.

    But rather than linking the Welshman with Manchester United, the paper reports that Bale will lead Madrid's line against his former side Tottenham in the Audi Cup tonight.

    The feared BBC attack will be missing B and C with Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo not in the team for tonight's friendly.

  113. Forget it


    Real boss Rafael Benitez has told Arsenal to forget about signing striker Karim Benzema, according to ESPN.


    "I think Benzema is going to stay with us. I'm very happy with him. There's no reason to think that he's going to go," Benitez told reporters.

  114. Rooney the ambassador


  115. Game on


    Zimbabwe have won the toss and elected to bat first as they look to go 2-0 up against New Zealand at Harare Sports Club in Tuesday's second one-day international.

    The hosts named an unchanged side after their superb seven-wicket win at the same venue on Sunday, while New Zealand gave batsman Colin Munro his first ODI outing in almost two years as he replaced James Neesham.

  116. Le Fondre completes Wolves move


    Cardiff striker Adam Le Fondre has completed his move to Wolves...

  117. Ipswich move for McGhee

    Football gossip

    Jordan McGhee

    The Scottish Sun are reporting that Hearts have rejected two Ipswich Town bids for 19-year-old defender Jordan McGhee.

    They say the latest offer for the teenager was £250,000 - half of what the Scottish Premiership side are looking for.

  118. Get Involved

    #mrreliable or Match of the Day Facebook page

    If we seem a little distracted on Sportsday today, it's because we are trying to put the finishing touches to our fantasy football teams. We figure that many of you are in the same position so we want to know this...

    Who is, or indeed was, your fantasy football 'Mr Reliable' and why?

    Which player guarantees a steady flow of points?

    Let us know via #mrreliable, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook.

  119. 'One of the best'


    In happier news for United fans, Guardiola heaped praise for rumoured Reds transfer target Pedro.

    Bayern boss Guardiola watched the Barcelona forward develop during his time at the Nou Camp and rates him as being among the very best.

    "Pedro is one of the best players you can imagine," Guardiola added.


    "He's won the European Cup, the Champions League and played millions of games for Barcelona. He can play in any team in the world, but I don't know the situation right now. He's a great player."

    Louis van Gaal is reported to be keen to bring the player to Old Trafford before the end of the transfer window.

  120. Fitness struggles


    How about this for stirring.

    Pep Guardiola has cast doubts over Bastian Schweinsteiger's fitness by revealing the Manchester United midfielder has not been problem-free for three years.


    Schweinsteiger, who spent 16 years at Bayern, moved to United earlier this summer but Guardiola said: "When he does not have injury problems, I am completely convinced he will do very well at Manchester United. He is a top, top player.

    "Unfortunately, during the last three years he was never in good condition."

    Make of that what you will United fans.

  121. Lloris on course for opening day


    Murray Burnell