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  1. Good evening

    And with that we come to the end of our coverage today.

    Thank you for joining us, we will be back bright and early tomorrow morning , until then, good night.

    Remember you can follow the closing stages of the Celtic match here.

  2. FT: Tottenham 2-0 AC Milan


    Nacer Chadli and Tom Carroll give Tottenham the win in the Audi Cup third-place playoff.

    Other good news is that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris played his first football of pre-season.

    Next up for Spurs the small matter of Manchester United on Saturday at 12:45 BST.

  3. Celtic 0-0 Qarabag


    In Celtic's Champions League qualifier it is currently 0-0 after 70 minutes and as it stands the Scottish Champions will go through thanks to their 1-0 first leg win.

    Listen and follow live commentary here.

  4. Chelsea v Fiorentina (20:00 BST)


  5. Rahman set for Chelsea move

    Latest gossip

    Baba Rahman

    Chelsea are close to signing Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman, 21, for £17.5m according to the Daily Mail.

    The Ghana international is expecting to secure his move to Stamford Bridge over the coming days.

  6. Goal: Tottenham 2-0 AC Milan (Carroll)


    Kieran Trippier plays a lovely through ball to Tom Carroll who finishes first-time, sweeping the ball into the bottom-left corner with 16 minutes left to play in Munich.

  7. Chelsea v Fiorentina (20:00 BST)


    Chelsea haved arrived for their friendly against Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge tonight.

  8. Bilic says team selection is risk

    Astra Giurgiu v West Ham (Thursday 20:00 BST)

    Mark Noble, James Tomkins and Aaron Cresswell have not made the trip to Romania for the second-leg of their Europa League third qualifying round.

    West Ham squandered a two goal led in the first leg and the tie is poised at 2-2.

    Slaven Bilic

    Manager Slaven Bilic said: "It was the plan before to play the team we did in the first leg, but it was always part of the plan that because the Premier League begins on Sunday that some players would stay at home.

    "But we have come here with a good team that I have a strong belief in. We want to win every game and it is a risk (to leave some players at home), but I am taking that risk because of the bigger picture."

  9. Britain's gold rush


    Olympic silver medallist Sharron Davies was pool side in Kazan as Britain won three golds today.

  10. Tottenham 1-0 AC Milan


    France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris makes his first appearance for Tottenham since breaking his wrist in June.

  11. World Aquatics Championships


    Former Olympic bronze medallist Steve Parry is happy with Britain's performance in Kazan so far.

  12. Tottenham 1-0 AC Milan


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

    One change for Tottenham as Kevin Wimmer comes in for Jan Vertonghen.

  13. Pavoni loses swim-off

    World Aquatics Championships

    Britain's Roberto Pavoni loses his swim off by 0.08 seconds and will not progress to the final of the men's 200m individual medley.

  14. Cissokho joins Porto


    Aly Cissokho

    Aston Villa's French international left-back Aly Cissokho, 27, joins Porto on a season-long loan.

  15. Tottenham 1-0 AC Milan


    Nacer Chadli seventh minute striker separates the sides at half-time.

  16. Khan 'disappointed' over Mayweather snub


    Amir Khan

    Britain's Amir Khan says he is "disappointed" after Floyd Mayweather choose to fight Andre Berto in September.

    "I'm disappointed not to have got the fight for what is the third time after having been one of the frontrunners.

    "However, there are many big fights out there for me and I'm going to continue working hard to establish myself at the top of the welterweight division."

  17. Fourth gold for GB

    World Aquatics Championships

    GB relay team

    The anthems are being sung and it is God Save The Queen that blasts out in Kazan as the mixed relay team stand atop the podium.

    Their world record swim gave Britain their fourth gold of the championships so far.

  18. Tottenham 1-0 AC Milan


  19. Peaty 'was scared of water'

    World Aquatics Championships

    He has just won his third gold but the mother of double world gold medallist Adam Peaty has been embarrassing him on BBC Radio 5 live.

    Adam Peaty

    "Adam wouldn't sit down in the bath or stand under the shower. He'd just use to scream," Caroline Peaty said, referring to her wee boy's formative years.

    "My friend then took him to go swimming as I couldn't because it would break my heart as he would just scream. But after a week he got used to it."

  20. Britain's mixed relay team win gold

    World Aquatics Championships

    The record breakers are Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty, Fran Halsall and Siobhan-Marie O'Connor.

  21. BreakingBritain's mixed relay team win gold

    World Aquatics Championships

    Britain win gold in the mixed 4x100m medley in a new world record time of 3.41.71 minutes.

  22. Koeman on signings

    Vitesse v Southampton (Thursday 20:00 BST)

    Southampton manager Ronald Koemn refused to be drawn on speculation that he wants to sign Celtic centre-back Virgil van Dijk.

    "We need one more in that position," Koeman said, but added: "He is a Celtic player there has been a lot in the media about him, Imy best position is to say nothing about that. Everyone knows he is a good player, there has been a lot of interest for him we will see what happens."

    Koeman also dismissed reports linking the Saints with a move for Schalke's Leon Goretzka, adding: "He is not on my list."

  23. Goal: Tottenham 1-0 AC Milan (Chadli)


    Nacer Chadli cuts in from the right and from 25 yards out puts the ball into the top left corner.

    An absolute beauty of a goal after eight minutes and Tottenham are in front.

  24. Tottenham 0-0 AC Milan


    The match is under way at the Allianz Arena.

  25. Lloris on bench

    Tottenham v AC Milan

    Lloris on a strong bench alongside Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen.

  26. Lloris on bench

    Tottenham v AC Milan

    It is almost Audi Cup time.

    And here is the Tottenham team: McGee, Trippier, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Bentaleb, Onomah, Lamela, Carroll, Chadli.

    The big news is that goalkeeer Hugo Lloris is on the bench after recovering from a broken wrist.

  27. Milne finishes fourth

    World Aquatics Championships

    Britain's Stephen Milne finishes seventh in the men's 800m freestyle final won by Sun Yang of China.

  28. Player update

    Vitesse v Southampton (Thursday 20:00 BST)

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed striker Shane Long has not travelled through illness, while midfielder Jordy Clasie has also not travelled to Holland, but could could play at the weekend.

    Defender Steven Caulker is now available, Ryan Bertrand is two or three weeks away from fitness and Gaston Ramirez is still struggling with injury.

  29. 'Respect Europa League'

    Vitesse v Southampton (Thursday 20:00 BST)

    Ronald Koeman

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has been speaking to the press ahead of the Saints' Europa League second-leg third qualifying round.

    "You have to respect the competition. We had a great season last year to be able to play in the Europa League.

    "We had 38 games in the Premier League to get this far and it would be crazy to throw it away tomorrow or at the start of the Europa League.

    "I'm a person that likes to win always, I hate losing, that is the mentality my players have as well."

  30. Wallace through to final

    World Aquatics Championships

    Britain's Daniel Wallace is through to the men's 200m individual medley final after finishing second in his semi-final.

    Roberto Pavoni faces a swim-off for a place in the final after recording the joint eighth fastest time in the semis.

    You can watch coverage live on BBC Two and on the BBC Sport website here.

  31. Fans chase team off pitch


    Troubled Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia have been ordered to play three home games with two stands closed after their fans chased Israeli side Ashdod off the pitch in a friendly.


    The incident occurred in the last seconds of a pre-season home game on Sunday with Ashdod 0-1 up despite having three players being sent off.

    Angered by what they saw as aggressive play by the Ashdod players, CSKA fans threw bottles and stormed the pitch, prompting the Israeli players to flee into empty stands for safety.

    No one was injured but the Bulgarian Football Union's disciplinary committee fined CSKA and ordered the temporary closure of two stands.

  32. Intimidating atmosphere?

    Qarabag v Celtic, Champions League, 17:30 BST

    The Times' Scottish football correspondent Michael Grant is also in Baku...

  33. Excitement building

    Qarabag v Celtic, Champions League, 17:30 BST

    BBC Scotland's Chris McLaughlin is in Azerbaijan for the Champions League third qualifying round second leg game...

  34. History lesson

    Qarabag v Celtic, Champions League, 17:30 BST

    Back to Celtic's Champions League match, and while we are mentioning the difficulties surrounding the pitch at the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, it would be remiss not to point out which famous Azerbaijani figure the stadium is named after.

    Tofiq Bahramov Stadium

    Tofiq Bahramov was "the Russian linesman" from Wembley in 1966...

  35. Miley struggles

    World Aquatics Championships

    Britain's Hannah Miley finishes last in 200m butterfly semi-finals in Kazan.

    Miley, 25, used the race to prepare for her main event, the 400m individual medley later in the week.

    You can watch coverage live on BBC Two and on the BBC Sport website here.

  36. No excuses for Deila

    Qarabag v Celtic, Champions League, 17:30 BST

    It's a huge night for Celtic as Ronny Deila's side aim to make it into the final round of Champions League qualification.

    Celtic lead 1-0 from the first leg of their tie against Azerbaijani side Qarabag, thanks to Dedryck Boyata's header at Parkhead.


    The return game kicks off shortly (17:30 BST) and Delia has dismissed suggestions that either the state of the pitch or the heat in Baku will hamper his team's chances.

    "We have to make the best of the situation and play to the conditions," said Deila. "It is not a perfect pitch but we are used to playing on those pitches in Scotland in the winter."

  37. Wigan make 14th summer signing


    Watford have allowed midfielder Sean Murray to join League One side Wigan Athletic on a month's loan.

    Murray is the 14th new addition to Gary Caldwell's Latics squad this summer.

    Earlier in the day, Latics made their 13th signing, adding former Cardiff defender Kevin McNaughton to their squad on a one-year contract.

    The 32-year-old was a free agent after leaving Cardiff at the end of last season.

  38. World Swimming Championships


    Watch the swimming live on BBC Two now.

    And Britain will be hoping to add to Adam Peaty's gold tonight with two more medal races tonight.

    16:58 BST Stephen Milne men’s 800m freestyle final.

    17:37 BST Britain,  mixed 4x100m medley final.

  39. McClaren 'made good impression'


    Simon Pryde

    BBC Newcastle

    Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren came across well during Tuesday's Total Sport phone-in on BBC Newcastle.

    Steve McClaren

    He was asked about defender and captain Fabricio Coloccini, who he said he wants to keep, and he has told managing director Lee Charnley that it is important to keep midfielder Moussa Sissoko.

    He seemed relaxed, answering all the questions thrown at him, and enjoyed a bit of banter with co-presenter Marco Gabbiadini, who was at Derby when McClaren started his coaching career there as assistant.

  40. Kent 167, Northants 398 - tea

    County Championship

    BBC Radio Kent's Matt Cole at Canterbury:

    "Northants are in complete control after a partnership of 82 for the ninth wicket between Ben Sanderson and Mohammad Azharullah punished Kent and showed their batsmen what they should have done on day one. Kent now face an uphill struggle just to avoid embarrassment, 231 behind."

    Live coverage here.

  41. BreakingPeaty wins second gold

    World Aquatics Championships

    Adam Peaty

    Britain's Adam Peaty wins gold in the men's 50m breaststroke in 26.51 seconds.

    It is the 20-year-old's second title at the championships after taking gold in the men's 100m breaststroke on Monday.

    He is the first man to win both world titles.

    You can watch coverage live on BBC Two and on the BBC Sport website here.

  42. Joshua plays down Klithscko praise


    Meanwhile, Joshua says he "cannot get carried away with praise" after world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko called him the most promising boxer he has seen "in 25 years".

    Anthony Joshua

    The Olympic champion is unbeaten in 13 pro contests and next faces Scotland's Gary Cornish with the Commonwealth title at stake.

    "It's just potential. I've got to achieve it," the 25-year-old told BBC Three Counties Radio. "I've got to keep my head down and go and achieve what he believes and sees in me."

  43. Champion advice


    Geoff Doyle

    BBC Three Counties Radio sport

    Olympic heavyweight gold medallist Anthony Joshua has been speaking to BBC Three Counties Radio about his home town team, Watford.

    He says he will "most definitely" get to a Premier League game this season and sent them this message ahead of Saturday's opener at Everton...

    "Do what they done to get there - that's the most important thing. Make the fans happy and everyone that's come to support you. Don't change what's worked..."

    Anthony Joshua
  44. Aiton heads to France

    Rugby Union

    Catalans Dragons have confirmed the signing of Leeds hooker Paul Aiton on a three-year contract from next season.

    The move had been widely expected after the Rhinos announced earlier this week that the 30-year-old would be leaving Headingley at the end of the 2015 campaign.

  45. Anderson taking deep breaths

    Fourth Ashes Test (Thursday, 11:00 BST)

    James Anderson

    The ECB have confirmed that England bowler James Anderson is using an oxygen tent as part of his recovery in an effort to be fit for the fifth Ashes Test.

    The 33-year-old, who was injured during the third Test against Australia at Edgbaston, uses it for an hour a day and will do so for around a week.

    Anderson was at Trent Bridge again today in his training gear doing drills and signing autographs.

    You can follow the Test live on BBC Radio 5 live sport extra and, as always, there's live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  46. Mahrez 'has potential to flourish'


    Jason Bourne

    BBC Radio Leicester

    Riyad Mahrez

    To keep Riyad Mahrez at Leicester City for another four years is great news for the club and the supporters. He's become a real fans favourite since joining in January last year with his trickery, flair and eye for goal.

    Mahrez could be one of Claudio Ranieri's most important players this season and has real potential to flourish in his favoured number 10 role.

  47. Sunderland set sights on M'Vila


    Nick Barnes

    BBC Newcastle commentator

    Yann M'Vila

    Sunderland are engaged in talks with Rubin Kazan over a possible season loan for French midfielder Yann M'Vila.

    That comes after Queens Park Rangers midfielder Leroy Fer failed a medical. He had been on Wearside on Tuesday with a view to joining on a season-long loan but the Dutchman has now returned to London.

    Sunderland are also also one of a number of clubs interested in taking Manchester United's Belgian international Adnan Januzaj on loan.

  48. Test of knowledge

    The answers

    A Question of Sport Teaser


    With exactly a year until the Rio Olympics start, we asked you to name the five cities in the Americas to have hosted the Games.

    You've had long enough to ponder it now so here are the answers...

    The answer? Atlanta, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Montreal and St Louis.

    The last one was the trickiest. St Louis, host in 1904 - and only because Chicago, where the Games should have taken place, pulled out late on.

  49. Borini set for Anfield exit


    Liverpool are in talks with Serie A side Fiorentina over the sale of striker Fabio Borini, according to reports on Sky Sports News.

    In June his agent Marco De Marchi said: "Fabio wants a new experience. There are teams from all over Europe interested in him."


    Borini, 24, was Brendan Rodgers' first signing at Anfield for £11m from Roma in 2012.

    But the Italian forward has scored just three times in 38 games for the Reds, and spent the 2013-14 season on loan at Sunderland, where he scored 10 goals.

  50. 'Brilliant'

    Ashes fourth Test, Thursday 11:00 BST

    Also imparting pearls of wisdom to the media is Alastair Cook, who described the Ashes series so far as "brilliant".

    The England skipper said: "The atmosphere at Edgbaston was fantastic it was a great three days to be part of. It ebbed and flowed and the crowd was tremendous. We kind of earned the right to get the crowd with us and hopefully at Trent Bridge the crowd can be the 12th man."


    He added: "Because of where the series is there is an opportunity for someone to make history. You can't control how Australia are going to play, only how we bowl and go about our business.

    "No-one gave us a chance at the beginning of the series, 2-1 sounds a good place to be in and it is - but we've got to be competitive and focus on that first hour tomorrow morning."

  51. 'Australia can still retain the Ashes'

    Ashes fourth Test, Thursday 11:00 BST

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has been speaking to the press ahead of the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge on Thursday, including talking about his poor form.


    "I'd like some more runs but since coming back from my hamstring injury I've spent a lot of time on my game," said the Aussie skipper. "The belief that hard work is going to pay off is certainly there."

    Clarke added: "There's no doubt I'm coming to the back end of my career, I'm 34 years of age.

    "There were question marks about my will to be successful and obviously I am questioning that. If I didn't want to be here I wouldn't be doing the work I'm doing. I've still got that love, desire and passion to do better."

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  53. Test of nerve

    World Aquatics Championships

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope is in Kazan...

  54. Manager for a day


    On a similar theme to the player who disappeared from Birmingham halfway through his medical, Iraq have had a similar thing happened with their manager.

    Dzemal Hadziabdic, who who played for Swansea during in the early 1980s, flew into Baghdad having agreed to take charge of the Iraqi national side - but then flew out again 24 hours later.


    "We were surprised he turned down the job and demanded to fly back to his country immediately," Iraqi federation spokesman Kamel Zghayr said.

    "Everything was going as planned an we had agreed he would be presented to the press."

  55. World Championships - live


    Britain's Dan Wallace has reached the semi-finals of the 200m individual medley...

  56. Fer falls through?


    Sky Sports News are reporting that Leroy Fer has failed a medical at Sunderland and will return to QPR.


    Midfielder Fer had been widely expected to leave Rangers along with striker Charlie Austin, with even QPR boss Chris Ramsey acknowledging that "given the right offer, they will probably go".

  57. Where's he gone?


    Heard the one about the footballer who had a change of heart and left halfway through his medical?

    It happened at Birmingham City, according to boss Gary Rowett, who reveals the player had his head turned by another club offering more money.


    "We had one signing that took about five weeks and we had a medical and he got through half of the medical and he disappeared," he recalled.

    "I won't name the name but he ended up in Scotland two days later signing for another team. You've just got to take it on the chin and crack on."

    Listen to the full tale on BBC Radio 5 live here.

  58. Kent v Northants - day two and One-Day Cup live


    BBC Radio Kent

    Follow all of the action from The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence as Kent take on Northants in day two of their County Championship Division Two match.

    Also live commentary from all of today's One-Day Cup games here.

  59. Look who's back


    Chris Kirkland is set to return to his former stamping ground, signing a deal at Wigan.

    The 34-year-old, who looked set for a glittering career until injuries intervened, spent six years with Latics before leaving the club in 2012.


    He is a free agent after leaving Sheffield Wednesday and looks set to sign a deal with Wigan, who are preparing for life in League One after relegation.

  60. Accrington are Wham fans


    And the award for the best stadium name goes to...

    Take a bow Accrington Stanley who are no longer playing at the Crown Ground, from this season their home will be The Wham Stadium.


    Alas they haven't renamed it in honour of the popular 1980s George Michael-Andrew Ridgeley combo, instead it's part of a £200,00o sponsorship deal with the firm What More UK Ltd and their brand Wham.

    "It's been long documented where we are. We are the poorest club in the league," said Stanley manager John Coleman.

    "We need that little bit of a safety net and something like this can take a lot of pressure off a lot of people."

  61. 'Coloccini not joining Palace'


    Fabricio Coloccini

    Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has confirmed Crystal Palace do not want to sign Newcastle United defender Fabricio Coloccini.

    Pardew said: "Contrary to the rumours and reports circulating in the media, we want to confirm we have no interest in Fabricio Coloccini and although he remains my ex-captain and a great player, he will not be coming to Crystal Palace."

    On Tuesday, Newcastle manager Steve McClaren said Colocccini had been "distracted" by reports that he was to move to join former boss Pardew at Selhurst Park.

  62. Northants in control

    Kent 167, Northants 301-7

    BBC Radio Northampton's Alex Winter at Canterbury:

    "Ben Duckett's superb form rolls on and went through to his third Championship century in four matches here this morning.

    "Eventually, he fell for his second-best Championship score of 145 and helped Northants to a lead of 96 by lunch."

    Follow the game live here

  63. McIlroy hits the gym


    World number one Rory McIlroy has posted a video on Instagram training in the gym with the caption: "Working hard every day to come back stronger #dontmindthegrind."

    McIlroy has not said yet if he will defend his US PGA title next week.

    The 26-year-old  has not played since sustaining a total rupture of his anterior ligament on 4 July while playing football with friends.

    Rory McIlroy
  64. Shots fired at Akram


    File photo: Wasim Akram speaks during a press briefing at the 13-day camp under the Pakistan Cricket Board in Karachi on 1 August 2015

    Shots have been fired at Wasim Akram's car in Karachi, Pakistan, according to media reports.

    But the country's former captain was not hurt in the attack.

    It is unclear if he was the intended target and police are investigating the attack.

  65. Error


    Louis van Gaal listen out. Ipswich midfielder gives his considered verdict on the sale of Angel Di Maria to Paris St-Germain..

  66. Aiming high


    As mentioned briefly earlier in the day, Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew believes the club is capable of challenging for Europe this season.

      “I want to set the agenda that we will try and get into Europe,” Pardew told BBC Sport.  

    crystal palace

    “It will be difficult, all the teams have improved and it will be the team that gets the balance right and keeps the momentum going throughout the year that finishes in that secondary group highest. We have a very difficult start and we need to overcome that to have a chance.”

  67. One year to go

    Rio Olympics

    In exactly a year, you can expect to see this iconic statue on your screens as the Rio Olympics begins on 5 August 2016.

  68. Di Maria 'the Messiah'


    Angel Di Maria

    French sports newspaper L'Equipe has gone to town ahead of Paris St-Germain's expected signing of Manchester United forward Angel Di Maria.

    They call the player a 'Messiah' on the front page.

    The Argentina midfielder, 27, had a medical in Qatar on Tuesday ahead of his 63m euro (£44.3m) move.

  69. Sky keep La Liga


    Sky Sports have announced they will show La Liga for the next three seasons despite reports that BT Sport were close to beating the broadcaster to the rights for the Spanish league.

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    Opening day memories...

    Stefan Glosby: 1996/7 opening day - sitting in the garden listening to the radio. Two 3-3 draws, a Ravanelli hat-trick, Beckham scored from the halfway line and Gary Mabbutt broke his leg.

  71. Ranieri's favourite film


    Forget the signings, how pre-season has gone and where he thinks Leicester will finish in the league.

    Claudio Ranieri has revealed that one of his favourite films is Ghost.

  72. Palace sign Sako


    Bakary Sako said: "I talked to some clubs but when I met Alan Pardew, I felt a good feeling between him and me and that's why I chose Palace.

    "He plays attacking, attractive football so it should be good to play here and score some goals, that's why I came to join him."

  73. Palace sign Sako


    Bakary Sako
    • Bakary Sako was signed on a free transfer after his contract at Wolverhampton Wanderers expired earlier in the summer.
    • Born in France, the 27-year-old started his career with Chateauroux in Ligue 2 before moving to Saint-Etienne in 2009.
    • Sako scored 36 goals in 118 appearances since joining Wolves in 2012 for £4m.
    • Won League One title with Wolves in 2014 and named in PFA League One Team of the Year.
    • In the Championship named in PFA team of the year as Wolves missed out on the play-offs by goal difference last season.
    • Won 14 caps for Mali scoring six goals.
  74. BreakingPalace sign Sako


    Crystal Palace have signed Mali winger Bakary Sako, 27, on a three-year deal.

  75. Mahrez signs new Leicester deal


    Riyad Mahrez

    We said earlier (11:27) that Leicester City had some exciting news.

    And manager Claudio Ranieri has just revealed it on a Twitter Q&A with fans.

    The news is that Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez has signed a new deal with the club until 2019.

  76. Making a stand


    Here's a story worthy of printing.

    The away end at York City is to be named the Prostate Cancer UK Stand for the 2015/16 campaign.

    The stand will be opened during the Capital One Cup first round clash with Bradford on Tuesday, 11 August.

    “We always attract a great away support with people wanting to visit the city of York and this is a fantastic way of getting a message out to a very wide audience," said the club's general manager John McGhee.

    Prostate cancer affects more than 40,000 men each year.

  77. Garbutt's injury woe


    Bad news for England under-21 defender Luke Garbutt.

    The Everton defender who is on-loan at Fulham, was injured in a friendly against Crystal Palace on 1 August.

  78. Alves takes Xavi's shirt


    Dani Alves

    The Barcelona squad numbers have been released and Brazil full-back Dani Alves has been handed Xavi's number six shirt.

    The Spanish midfielder joined Qatari side Al Sadd after 24 years at the Nou Camp.

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    Rich: A certain bookmaker paying out on bets Stoke would be relegated after they lost 3-1 to Bolton in 2008.

  80. 'Football is not ballet'


    Nigel de Jong

    It is fair to say AC Milan's Nigel de Jong loves a tackle - his infamous karate kick on Xabi Alonso in the 2010 World Cup Final, for instance.

    And the Dutch midfielder found himself facing the wrath of Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola in the dressing room at half-time during a friendly on Tuesday after a tackle that injured Joshua Kimmich.

    But Milan manager Sinisa Mihajlovic leapt to his player's defence.

    "I didn't see De Jong's tackle on Kimmich, but football is not ballet and fouls are part of the match."

    Milan play Tottenham in the Audi Cup third-place play-off at 17:15 BST.

  81. Khan misses out


    Bad news for Amir Khan. Undefeated Floyd Mayweather will attempt to match Rocky Marciano's record of 49 unanswered victories not against the Bolton man, but against Andre Berto on 12 September.

    Former welterweight champion Berto has 30 wins and three losses. "Promise you this - I'm gonna be as ready as I've ever been. Don't act surprised on 9/12," tweeted Berto, 31.

    Describing Berto as "a young fighter" (31? Bit dubious about that statement), Mayweather said: "I always bring my A-game and this fight against Berto is no exception."

  82. England news conference

    Ashes fourth Test (Thur, 11:00 BST)

    BBC Sport's John Watson brings us news from England captain Alastair Cook's press conference at Trent Bridge ahead of the fourth Test on Thursday.

  83. Fer & M'Vila to Black Cats


    Sky Sports are linking two players with imminent moves to Sunderland today. Could be a busy afternoon at the Stadium of Light.

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    Grundy: Villa beating the iconic Man Utd team in 1995. A season that ended up with us winning the League Cup.

    Pipey: Reading 3-2 Middlesborough, comeback from 2-0 down in our first top flight game.

    Tom Wright: I know it was only last year, but Swansea's 2-1 win over United at Old Trafford was a fantastic start. Great scalp.

  85. Clark signs new Villa deal


    Some words from manager Tim Sherwood on Ciaran Clark, who has signed a new five-year contract at Villa.

    "Ciaran wears his heart on his sleeve. He was unfortunate with injuries last season but he looks sharp now and we want to keep him fit.

    "You know what you're going to get from Ciaran - he gives everything for the cause and that's all you can ask for as a manager."

  86. Clark signs new Villa deal


    Ciaran Clark

    Republic of Ireland defender Ciaran Clark has signed a new five-year contract with Aston Villa.

    The 25-year-old had been linked with a move to Midlands rivals West Brom earlier in the summer.

  87. Joshua 'must now fulfil potential'


    Geoff Doyle

    BBC Three Counties Radio sport

    BBC Three Counties Radio have been speaking to heavyweight Anthony Joshua, who WBA, IBF and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko described last week as "the most promising boxer he has seen in 25 years".

    Londoner Joshua, 25, is undefeated in 13 fights since turning professional after winning Olympic gold in 2012.

    "It's just potential, I got to achieve it," he says, when asked about the comments. "It sounds good but I've got to keep my head down and go and achieve in what he believes and sees in me."

  88. Tottenham v AC Milan (17:15 BST)


    Looks a picture doesn't it.

    And in three days United will host Tottenham at 12.45 on Saturday.

    But before that Spurs face another the not ideal preparation of a tough friendly against AC Milan at Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena at 17:15 BST.

    It's the third-place play-off in the Audi Cup if you were wondering.

  89. Life's a beach

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton

    Sat at your desk? Working long hours? Spare a thought for double F1 champion Lewis Hamilton.

    Here he is paddle boarding with his dog Coco in some luxurious location, though to be honest Coco doesn't look best pleased.

  90. More medals?


    And following on from that, UK Sport claims Great Britain can become the first nation to win more medals after hosting the Olympics and better its London 2012 success at Rio 2016.

    An exact target will be set next summer, but with a year to go until the 2016 Games in Brazil, UK Sport says improving on the record haul of 65 medals in 2012 is "within scope".

    Image caption: Team GB took home a record 65 medals from London 2012

    Since the modern Olympic era began in 1896, no host country has increased its medal tally at the next summer Games.

    A Virtual Medal Table calculated by sports data company Infostrada Sports projects Great Britain will collect 48 medals.

  91. Road to Rio


    It's a momentous day in athletics - one year until the start of the Olympics in Rio.

    The games will take place from 5 to 21 August, 2016, and more than 10,500 athletes from 205 National Olympic Committees will take part.

    The games will feature 28 sports, including golf and rugby sevens, which will take place across 33 different venues across the city.

  92. Heskey stays as Bolton sign two more


    Emile Heskey

    Bolton Wanderers have agreed a new one-year deal with ex-England striker Emile Heskey, 37.

    Former Crystal Palace forward Stephen Dobbie and ex-Charlton full-back Lawrie Wilson have also joined the Championship side.

  93. Broady battles through


    BBC Sport's tennis correspondent Russell Fuller...

    Great Britain's Broady battled from a set down and also saved a match point in the final-set tie-break as she earned an impressive 3-6 7-5 7-6 (8/6) success against Australian Jarmila Gajdosova at the Citi Open in Washington.

  94. Florence but no tennis


    Florence and the Machine are clearly not tennis fans.

    The Lawn Tennis Association has failed to persuade the band to change the date of their show at the Manchester Arena so the venue could host Britain's Davis Cup semi-final.


    Glasgow's Emirates Arena is now expected to stage Team GB's meeting with Australia from 18-20 September.

    The LTA also looked into holding the tie at the Hydro in Glasgow but found the roof would not be high enough (presumably because of the amount of lob shots Andy Murray plays).

    Murray, of course, heroically won three matches during Team GB's quarter-final defeat of France at Queen's club.

  95. Leicester's mystery tweet


    We will bring you this "exciting" news when it happens.

  96. Question time

    A Question of Sport Teaser


    To celebrate today being exactly one year until the Rio Olympics, we have a special Olympic themed teaser.

    Rio will be the sixth Summer Olympic host city from the Americas, name the other five.

    We will bring you the answers a bit later.

  97. 'Massive opportunity'


    And speaking of Lee Tomlin, the midfielder seems pretty chuffed after completing his £3m switch from Middlesbrough

  98. Astonishing times at Bournemouth


    Kris Temple

    BBC Radio Solent

    Max Gradel

    As with quite a lot that's happened at Bournemouth in recent months, the Cherries spending £10m in one day is astonishing really.

    Max Gradel had been a long-term target of Eddie Howe's and adds to an already exciting looking attacking portfolio. Lee Tomlin - who has arrived from Middlesbrough - seems to be the final piece in the pre-season jigsaw now and is another player who can get fans out of their seats.

    Whether they make any further signings between now and the end of the window will probably depend on any injuries, but eight summer recruits gives the Cherries squad plenty of options, principally in the attacking positions.

    Lee Tomlin
  99. New Ryder Cup star?


    World number one at tennis and after a Ryder Cup call-up too...

  100. Porto sign former Saint Osvaldo


    Dani Osvaldo

    He was once Southampton's club-record signing for £15m. But two years later and having played just 13 games for the Saints, Dani Osvaldo has joined Porto.

    The Italian courted plenty of controversy while at Southampton, including being banned for a touch-line bust-up and then suspended for a training ground incident.

    He had loan-spells at Juventus, Internazionale and Boca Juniors, before his contract terminated by Southampton in July.

  101. Rovers reject Boro offer for Rhodes


    Jordan Rhodes

    Blackburn have rejected an offer from Middlesbrough for striker Jordan Rhodes, says Rovers boss Gary Bowyer.

    The 25-year-old Scotland international had asked for talks with the Teesside club after a reported £12m bid was made for him.

    "Yes, Middlesbrough have been in touch, I think they've put some figures to our owners," Bowyer told BBC Radio 5 live.

    "Fortunately for myself and the rest of the lads, and of course our supporters, that bid has been rejected."

  102. In the air

    Vitesse v Southampton (Thursday, 19:00 BST)

    Check this out. Just six years ago  Southampton were unable to pay their staff and asked employees to work unpaid as a gesture of goodwill.

    Now they're jetting off to a European game on a plane so snazzy it's even got the club's crest woven into the seats. How times change... 

    Southampton beat Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem 3-0 in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie.

    It was Saints' first win in European competition since 1981 - the return game is tomorrow..

  103. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday of Match of the Day Facebook page

    As well as having a wee shot of our opening day quiz, we want to tap in to a few of your recollections.

    Tell us about your opening day memories? Good or bad.

    Let us know via #bbcsportsday, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on Match of the Day Facebook.

  104. Opening-day quiz


    David Beckham

    From Klinsmann's dive to Beckham's lob, how well do you remember some of the great Premier League opening-day moments?

    Have a go at our opening-day quiz here.

  105. Pundit's prediction


    Premier League

    Ian Wright said Arsenal as did Gabby Logan, Dion Dublin went for Manchester United, Chris Waddle thinks Manchester City can do it.

    But most of our pundits predict Chelsea will be Premier League champions come next May.

    See the full predictions and who they think will finish first, second, third and fourth here.

  106. Live on Wednesday

    Watch and listen

    BBC coverage
  107. Come in number seven


    One man who won't be buying a replica Manchester City shirt is David Beckham.

    Becks seems happy enough here relaxing in his new Manchester United shirt.

    What United would give for a number seven like him right now.

    David Beckham
  108. Blue Moon


    Manchester City kit

    Manchester City have released their new away kit which features a print of the moon at night on the sleeves. How fancy.

  109. West Brom & Cardiff in Marshall talks


    Steve Hermon

    Journalist, BBC WM

    David Marshall

    West Brom are still keen to bring in Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall but the club seem some way apart in their valuations.

    The Championship side want a higher price for the Scotland international and the Baggies are not in a rush to sort it out because Marshall is suspended for the first three games of the season anyway.

  110. Magic Monday


    A little early morning stat for you...

    What's the Monday game this year? West Brom v Man City. So Baggies fans, could this be your year...?

  111. 'Mourinho is my biggest influence'

    Premier League launch

    Football Focus BBC Sport

    John Terry

    Chelsea captain John Terry has been speaking to Football Focus' Ivan Gaskell...

    "I'm feeling fit and able and as fresh as I was at 17 or 18. Jose Mourinho keeps me on my toes, he's been the biggest influence on my career. He pushes people to the maximum and gets what he deserves from his players."

  112. Januzaj to Sunderland?


    Nick Barnes

    BBC Newcastle commentator

    Manchester United's young attacking midfielder Adnan Januzaj has once again been linked with a move to Sunderland, but this time on a loan basis.

    Adnan Januzaj

    Manager Dick Advocaat has said the club need six new faces this summer and owner Ellis Short backed the Dutchman's request but with a proviso that two of the six may have to be loan signings. One is likely to be QPR midfielder Leroy Fer and Januzaj also fits the profile of attacking players with an ability to score goals that the Dutch coach is looking for.

  113. Champions League round-up


    Elsewhere in the third round of qualifying; Monaco beat Swiss side Young Boys 4-0 (7-1 on aggregate) to progress to the next round.

    Norwegian side Molde missed two penalties and had a player sent-off as they came back from 3-0 down to drew 3-3 with Dinamo Zagreb. The tie ended 4-4 on aggregate, but the Croatian side qualified on away goals.

    Cypriot side APOEL lost to Denmark's Midtjylland 1-0 but qualified on away goals after the tie finished 2-2.

  114. Ajax out

    Champions League

    Ajax were the big casualty in Tuesday's Champions League third qualifying round, losing 4-5 on aggregate to Austrian side Rapid Wien.

    The tie was poised at 2-2 after the first leg.

    But in the second-leg the Dutch side conceded two early goals at the Amsterdam Arena and Louis Schaub goal 13 minutes from time gave Rapid a 3-2 victory.

  115. Chelsea captain John Terry

    Premier League launch

    And a last snippet on Chelsea's loan signing Falcao.

    He may have been largely unimpressive at Man United last season but Jose Mourinho saw enough to take the Colombian to Chelsea - and Terry is looking forward to teaming up with the new man.


    "Falcao's movement is unbelievable," the skipper said. "I could see that after two minutes playing against him last season. He didn't leave me alone.

    "We managed to keep him at bay but he was up for it.

    "I have now seen his finishing in unbelievable. His career is all about goals so I am hoping that is what he brings to the side."

  116. Chelsea captain John Terry

    Premier League launch

    A little more from Terry. "I feel ready and fit, ready to go for the new season. I am excited to go again and looking forward to retaining the Premier League title," the Blues captain said, with admirable confidence (not trying to retain, going to retain it).

    "It is going to be tough because other teams have strengthened. Not only the physical side, but mentally we have to be ready too.

    "The manager feels we have a good enough and big enough squad to do a job and we will put up a fight."

  117. Chelsea captain John Terry

    Premier League launch

    Back to London where it's like a conveyer belt of the Premier League's great and good ... and next up is John Terry.


    He's talking about women's football and how his daughter is a bit of a player too.

    "It is great to see the growth in women's football," said Terry. "Chelsea Ladies winning the FA Cup was a great feat. When I was growing up girl's team weren't accepted. Now we are seeing on TV what they are capable of.

    "My daughter is a defender and she is aggressive like her dad. She enjoys it and plays with a smile on her face. That is good to see because there is so much pressure."

  118. Record breakers

    Swimming World Championships

    Jo Currie

    BBC Sport in Kazan

    There's something in the water in Kazan. Hosts Russia broke the mixed 4x100m medley relay world record ... only for USA to eclipse it in the very next heat.

    The Russian quartet clocked 3:45.87 to break the previous record of 3:46.52 set by Australia in Perth in January 2014.

    But the USA recorded 3:42.43, the ninth time a world record has been broken in these championships in Kazan.

    Great Britain's mixed 4x100m medley relay may have lost their world record but are through to tonight's final in second place, behind the USA.

  119. Miley eases through

    Swimming World Championships

    Let's briefly switch to the pool where Britain's Hannah Miley has qualified for the women's 200m semi-finals in Kazan. The 25-year-old was 13th fastest with two minutes 9.44 seconds.

    Hannah Miley

    Dan Wallace was second fastest in the 200m individual medley (1:58.28) and Roberto Pavoni (1:59.29) also reached the semi-finals.

    Lauren Quigley qualified sixth fastest for the women's 50m backstroke semi-finals with a time of 27.94 seconds.

    Later on Wednesday, world 100m breaststroke champion Adam Peaty competes in the 50m final.

  120. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew

    Premier League launch

    And a last line from Pardew, who has been talking about a potential new signing.

    "I am not going to give you a name but if we get him over the line, he is an exciting player. We are pretty close," said the boss.

    Ooh, you big tease Alan.

  121. Crystal Palace Alan Pardew

    Premier League launch

    A little more from Pardew, though unfortunately not as sexy.

    "There were times last year when teams found out what we were and they didn't let us use the pace and power," said the Eagles gaffer.


    "With Yohan Cabaye, we can go through the middle now. He can play for any of the top four sides and he has up