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  1. Post update

    That is all from Sportsday for the week. Remember there is live text commentary and BBC Radio 5 live commentary of Aston Villa v Manchester United (19:45 BST) and also live text commentary of the US PGA golf - right now.

  2. What the managers say

    Aston Villa v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood: "Some of these foreign boys we've gone for are better than the English ones. They have played a lot more games at a very young age. You look at the English boys, they've played five games and cost a mountain.

    "We fancy ourselves against any team. You have to have that mindset."

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "The key for success this season is improving in away matches. We were one of the best last season at home, third. I want to create a fortress at Old Trafford, we did that - but away we have to improve and we can improve because last year we were not good."

  3. Happy hunting ground

    Aston Villa v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Radamel Falcao celebrates scoring at Villa Park last season
  4. What you might have missed...

    Former England and West Ham midfielder Sir Trevor Brooking has told BBC Radio 5 live that the club did not sign Joey Barton because of the emergence of Reece Oxford and the Hammers' exit from the Europa League.

    Trevor Brooking

    "They went out of the Europa League which was quite a key factor. They might not need the depth of squad because they haven't got those number of European matches in the next few weeks," he said.

    "They played at Arsenal, their build up wasn't great and to win there 2-0, with Reece Oxford in midfield, was terrific.

    "Suddenly you think do we need another midfielder and we must use him wisely. Priority is probably a striker and wide player."

  5. Pinillos cleared to play for Forest


  6. Man Utd match facts

    Aston Villa v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    • They last started a season with consecutive league victories in 2011, when they went on to take maximum points from the first five games.
    • United only had one shot on target in the opening round of fixtures, the lowest tally by any Premier League team.
    • The Red Devils are unbeaten in 14 top-flight matches played on a Friday since a 3-0 defeat at Bolton in December 1978.
    • Wayne Rooney has scored 13 Premier League goals against Villa, more than against any other club. However, he has failed to score in his last six league appearances at Villa Park.
  7. Aston Villa match facts

    Aston Villa v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    • Villa won five of their Premier League home games last season - only Sunderland and relegated Burnley fared worse.
    • They have lost 34 of their 70 league games at Villa Park since December 2011, winning on just 17 occasions and averaging exactly one point per match during that period (W17, D19, L34, Pts 70).
    • Villa have not won their opening two games of a Premier League season since 1999-00.
    • Rudy Gestede has scored 20 league goals with his head since August 2013, more than anyone else in the top four divisions.
  8. Soldado's farewell note


    Roberto Soldado
  9. T20 commentary


    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    BBC 5 live sports extrawill have full commentary of Worcestershire Rapids v Hampshire in the T20 Blast quarter-final from 17:25 BST.

  10. DJ Radcliffe on Man City


  11. Team news

    Aston Villa v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Aston Villa's Rudy Gestede may have to settle for a place on the bench despite his debut winner at Bournemouth.

    Rudy Gestede

    Jack Grealish and Carles Gil are back in training but not fit enough to play.

    Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini continues his suspension carried over from last season, while Phil Jones is out with mild thrombosis.

    Bastian Schweinsteiger is pushing for a first start after making his debut as a substitute on the opening day.

  12. Fernandez set for Royals?


  13. Ake new deal; Watford loan


  14. Soldado to join Villarreal


  15. Clarets sign Hennings


    Rouwen Hennings
  16. Match of the Day commentator's notes

    Aston Villa v Manchester United (19;45 BST)

    Steve Bower

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Having both started with 1-0 victories on the opening day, we may discover more about the new-look teams after this one.

    Villa have to improve their home record this season. They have to believe they can alter their record against Manchester United in recent times in the process. For some reason it's always been a ground where United have always done well.

    They'll want that to continue as they try to give themselves an early-season foundation to build on and stay as close as possible to the leaders. It will be intriguing to see how quickly the new faces on both sides can gel.

  17. Friday night lights

    Aston Villa v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Mark Regan

    BBC WM Sport

    Villa Park is expected to sell out so the atmosphere will be rocking for the first ever Premier League match to be held on a Friday night.

    It's got the makings of an open attacking game - Tim Sherwood won't set out for a draw, while Louis van Gaal will also go for it. Don't rule Villa out of this one.

  18. Birthday boy Herrera


  19. Peace and quiet

    World Athletics Championships

    British high jumper Isobel Pooley tweets...

  20. Traore signs for Villa


    Mark Regan

    BBC WM Sport

    Adama Traore

    The signing of Adama Traore makes it 10 new faces over the summer for Aston Villa.

    I spoke to Tim Sherwood about what kind of player the new man is, and the manager described him as "one of those players that plays on instinct - he doesn't know what he's going to do and he decides when he gets the ball". Maverick was another word he used.

  21. Walkden and Cho in semis


    Good news coming back from Moscow where world champion Bianca Walkden and Mahama Cho of Great Britain have both reached their semi-finals at the World Grand Prix in Moscow.

    Walkden will take on Turkey's Nafia Kus at around 17:00 BST.

    Cho overcame South Korean Cha Dong-min 6-5 to claim a last four berth in the +80kg category.

  22. Ludogorets to sack Ribeiro


    Bulgarian champions Ludogorets are set to terminate the contract of their Portuguese coach Bruno Ribeiro following a series of disappointing results with controversial Eduard Eranosyan joining the coaching stuff.

    "The management of Ludogorets began negotiations to terminate the contract of coach Bruno Ribeiro and his assistants," said a club statement.

  23. 'Wales omissions warning for England'

    Rugby Union

    Harry Ellis

    Former England scrum-half Harry Ellis believes Wales' World Cup omission of British and Irish Lions trio Mike Phillips, James Hook and Richard Hibbard should serve as a warning to Stuart Lancaster's side.

    England and Wales are in the World Cup Pool A and are due to meet at Twickenham on 26 September.

    "To let three Lions go tells you a lot about how strong the Wales squad is," Ellis said.

    "They are three top players and I think that's quite worrying for England that they are not considered good enough to make the Wales squad."

  24. No deal for Monreal


    The 29-year-old full-back's contract is set to expire next summer.

  25. Want to buy a Uefa Cup?



    Trophies won by former Serie A side Parma have been put up for auction after the club went bankrupt.

    Creditors on behalf of the defunct club are selling a number of lots including Uefa Cups won in 1995 and 1999, three Copa Italia trophies, a Cup Winners' Cup and a European Supercup.

    Parma went bankrupt in March with more than 200m euros (£143m) debt, although they were allowed to finish the season.

  26. Magpies still eyeing reinforcements


    Steve McClaren

    Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is hopeful there will be further new arrivals during the final two weeks of the transfer window to boost the feel-good factor on Tyneside.

    McClaren, managing director Lee Charnley and chief scout Graham Carr continue to pursue other targets with QPR striker Charlie Austin at the top of the list, and the former England boss is keeping his fingers crossed.

    "There are two weeks of the window to go where a lot of things can change. Will they change here? I couldn't tell you yes or no. Just at the present moment, we will go on with what we have got."

  27. Leicestershire deducted 16 points


    Leicestershire have been deducted 16 County Championship points for the offences committed by their players in matches over the last year.

    The Foxes, bottom of Division Two, pleaded guilty to a charge brought by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) that there had been five or more separate occasions when cricketers registered with them committed fixed penalty offences.

    A cricket disciplinary commission disciplinary panel hearing at Lord's also fined the Foxes £5,000 - which has been suspended for 12 months.

  28. Lawro's predictions v Mark Radcliffe

    Aston Villa v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Football analyst

    Villa are going to take time to bed in their new players. It was important that they beat Bournemouth last week and after a slow start they improved in the second half, so that is all positive for them.

    Manchester United won too, but they looked pedestrian in possession against Tottenham and did not create many chances.

    But I am going to tip United to go to Villa Park and get a win. What Van Gaal has got is a team that does not give the opposition many chances and I think they will do enough at the other end too.

    Lawro's prediction: 1-2

    Mark's prediction: Manchester United 'nil' is my favourite score so why veer from that? 1-0

  29. 5 live commentaries

    BBC Radio 5 live sport is on air at 12:00 BST on Saturday with Jonathan Overend. Sonja McLaughlin presents the rugby from Twickenham. Here's what is in store for you:

    • 12:45 BST Barclays Premier League - Everton v Southampton (John Murray and David Pleat)
    • 15:00 BST Barclays Premier League - Tottenham v Stoke (Ian Dennis and Stuart Pearce)
    • 17:00 BST Sports Report
    • 18:06 BST 606 with Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage.
    • 19:45 BST Rugby World Cup warm up - England v France (Ian Robertson, Chris Jones, Matt Dawson)
  30. Three Brits into Euro finals


    Qais Ashfaq will face Ireland's John Conlan in Saturday's European Championship bantamweight final.

    Harvey Horn, Pat McCormack and Qais Ashfaq have all reached their European Championship finals in Bulgaria.

    Horn, 20, began a memorable session for Great Britain by reaching the light-flyweight final, beating Azerbaijan's Rufat Huseynov.

    Ashfaq booked a bantamweight final with Ireland's Michael Conlan when he accounted for Aram Avagyan of Armenia.

  31. Chen Long wins epic


    Chen Long

    Top seed and defending champion Chen Long came out on top in an epic second game to advance to the semi-finals of the badminton world championships with a 21-18 30-29 victory over Denmark's Viktor Axelson on Friday.

  32. On this day

    Sir Donald Bradman

    1948: Cricket great Sir Donald Bradman was out second ball for 0 in his final Test match innings. The Australian needed just four runs to finish with a Test average of 100 but, after receiving a standing ovation on his way to the crease at The Oval, he had tears in his eyes and did not see the ball properly from Warwickshire leg-spinner Eric Hollies, leaving him with an average of 99.94. He was knighted the following year.

    2011: Keegan Bradley won the US PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club after a play-off against fellow American Jason Dufner.

  33. Sunderland news conference

    Sunderland v Norwich (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Nick Barnes

    BBC Newcastle commentator

    Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat refused to be drawn on speculation surrounding the possible signings of Adnan Januzaj or Fabio Borini.

    Adam Johnson

    However, the Dutchman told BBC Newcastle that winger Adam Johnson does not need surgery and will be out for five or six weeks, rather than the longer spell initially feared.

    A cagey Advocaat said he is "desperate to get a couple of players in" but in reality he needs more than two and will have to hope the club owner Ellis Short is prepared to back him in the transfer market.

  34. Burgess ready - Farrell

    Rugby Union

    Sam Burgess

    Andy Farrell insists Sam Burgess is ready for his Test debut as the cross-code convert targets the performance against France at Twickenham that will secure him a place in England's World Cup squad.

    Burgess wins his first cap in union just 10 months after leaving league and has been selected at inside centre alongside Henry Slade despite producing his best rugby for Bath last season as a blindside flanker.

    "You'd like to think there's a big game in him. We hope he's part of a good team performance and that's the main focus of all the lads," said Farrell.

  35. SFA confident over Strachan future


    Jonathan Sutherland

    BBC Scotland

    Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan says there is no rush for contract talks with Gordon Strachan.

    Gordon Strachan and Stewart Regan

    The Scotland coach's current deal runs out after the conclusion of the Euro 2016 qualification campaign in October.

    "Gordon and I have had a chat about it and we will sit down after the Euro qualification phase and we'll discuss his future," Regan told BBC Scotland. "Gordon has made it very clear that he loves this job."

  36. Test of knowledge

    Aston Villa v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    A Question of Sport Teaser


    We asked which three members of the Aston Villa team that beat Manchester United in the club's last victory in the fixture have also played for the Old Trafford club.

    The answers? Mark Bosnich, Paul McGrath and Dwight Yorke.

  37. Birthdays

    Darren Clarke
    Image caption: Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke will be celebrating his 47th birthday at the US PGA

    Morten Olsen (football) - long-standing coach of Denmark's national team, born 1949.

    Earvin 'Magic' Johnson (basketball) - star of the United States' 1992 Olympic gold medal-winning 'Dream Team', born 1959.

    Darren Clarke (golf) - winner of the 2011 Open Championship, born 1968.

    Jason Leonard (rugby union) - former England and Lions prop who won 114 caps and defied a career-threatening neck injury, born 1968.

    Jay-Jay Okocha (football) - former Bolton, Hull and Nigeria midfielder, born 1973.

    Giorgio Chiellini (football) - Italy and Juventus defender, born 1984.

    Robin Soderling (tennis) - Sweden's two-time French Open finalist, born 1984.

    Cameron Jerome (football) - Norwich striker, born 1986.

  38. Team news

    Manchester City v Chelsea (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Thibaut Courtois

    A one-match ban means Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will be absent against Manchester City this weekend.

    The Belgium international was sent off in the second half of the Blues' 2-2 season opener with Swansea, earning a one-match ban which the club failed to overturn. Asmir Begovic is likely to deputise.

    Oscar is a doubt for the match after picking up a knock in training, but Diego Costa is in line to start in attack after overcoming a recurring hamstring injury and playing the full 90 minutes last weekend.

  39. Ogilvie and Kettings join Stevenage


    League Two side Stevenage have signed Tottenham Hotspur defender Connor Ogilvie and Crystal Palace goalkeeper Chris Kettings on loan.

    Ogilvie can play at left-back or centre-back, but has yet to play a first-team match for Spurs. The 19-year-old played 16 times in the Under-21 Premier League last term and has joined on a one-month youth loan.

    Former Manchester City and Blackpool youngster Kettings, 22, has been capped by Scotland at Under-21 level.

  40. England's Women in trouble


    Australia's Megan Schutt celebrates

    England Women are now five down on the final day at Canterbury. Charlotte Edwards (one), Lauren Winfield (12) and Natalie Sciver (two) have fallen since lunch, with the hosts now 53 for five in pursuit of 263.

  41. Test of knowledge

    Aston Villa v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    A Question of Sport Teaser


    Which three members of the Aston Villa team that beat Manchester United in the club's last victory in the fixture have also played for the Old Trafford club?

  42. Cole on way out?


    Ashley Cole

    The Guardian reports that former England defender Ashley Cole has been left out of Roma's final pre-season friendly - heightening speculation that he could have the final year of his contract terminated.

    The 34-year-old made just 11 Serie A appearances last season and has hardly featured in coach Rudi Garcia's pre-season preparations.

  43. Lawro's predictions


    Taking on BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson this week is BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Mark Radcliffe. The Manchester City season-ticket holder is backing his side to prevail against Chelsea on Sunday - but what about the rest of the fixtures? Click on this very website to find out.

    Lawro's predictions
  44. Your favourite team names

    #bbcfacup and Match of Day Facebook

    Rob: Rich Tea Busquets - current fantasy football team name.

    Jon Szeto: My girlfriend's tournament winning 5 a side team called L'oreal Madrid made me chuckle. They were worth it.

  45. McCormack extends Fulham deal


    Scotland international striker McCormack has been linked with Norwich City and Hull City this summer.

  46. Hammers didn't need Barton - Brooking


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England and West Ham midfielder Sir Trevor Brooking has told BBC Radio 5 live that the club did not sign Joey Barton because of the emergence of Reece Oxford and the Hammers' exit from the Europa League.

    Trevor Brooking

    "They went out of the Europa League which was quite a key factor. They might not need the depth of squad because they haven't got those number of European matches in the next few weeks," he said.

    "They played at Arsenal, their build up wasn't great and to win there 2-0, with Reece Oxford in midfield, was terrific.

    "Suddenly you think do we need another midfielder and we must use him wisely. Priority is probably a striker and wide player."

  47. Bournemouth news conference

    Liverpool v Bournemouth (Mon, 20:00 BST)

    Manager Eddie Howe on Liverpool's former Bournemouth striker Danny Ings...

    And on the task that faces them at Anfield...

  48. Nugent 'adored by most, respected by all'


    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester

    Lots of Leicester fans have a heavy heart on hearing the news of striker David Nugent's departure to Middlesbrough as he gave so much to the club. He was adored by most fans and respected by all.

    David Nugent

    He was top goalscorer for two seasons, provided the most assists and was always honest about his own performance and that of his team.

    Nugent's work ethic and instinct in front of goal will make him one of the best frontmen in the Championship and credit to him for wanting to go and play permanent football.

  49. Your favourite team names

    #bbcfacup and Match of Day Facebook

    Ged Lynam: I'd like to see a match between Botswana Meat Commission vs Love Ham. Terry Butcher could play for either team.

    Tom Hammond: You definitely need to go abroad to find the greatest team names. The Strongest (Bolivia), Mighty Blackpool (Sierra Leone) and FC Santa Claus (Finland).

    Stefan Glosby: Metropolitan Police has always been a favourite of mine. I always imagine them with helmets and truncheons, running after the opposition, 'Keystone Cops'-style.

  50. Bournemouth news conference

    Liverpool v Bournemouth (Mon, 20:00 BST)

  51. Sunderland news conference

    Sunderland v Norwich (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Dick Advocaat has said new signing Yann M'Villa will be in the squad for the match against Norwich. The France international was not included in the match day 22 for last weekend's loss to Leicester. 

  52. Sunderland news conference


    Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat says Adam Johnson's injury is not as bad as first feared and the winger could be back training in "three to four weeks". 

    It was initially thought that the Black Cats man would be out for at least two months with a shoulder injury. 

  53. Bournemouth news conference

    Liverpool v Bournemouth (Mon, 20:00 BST)

    Eddie Howe, who was slated to appear at 13:30 BST has been delayed...

  54. Ings bides his time


    Liverpool striker Danny Ings is having to be patient as he waits for his competitive debut after being denied his first appearance by Philippe Coutinho's wonder strike.

    Danny Ings

    The summer signing from Burnley had been given the nod to come on by manager Brendan Rodgers at Stoke last weekend, but as the 23-year-old warmed up his Brazilian team-mate he was due to replace smashed in a brilliant winner.

    "It is important you keep that strong mentality as it is important you are positive around the group," he told LFCTV GO. "I come in every day with a smile on my face because I know I'm working with good people and fantastic players."

  55. Bjelland out for season


    Andreas Bjelland

    Brentford's record signing Andreas Bjelland will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury on his debut for the Championship club.

    The 27-year-old requires surgery to repair "multi-ligament" damage he sustained in the defeat by Oxford.

    The centre-back joined the Bees for a fee of £2.1m from FC Twente last month.

  56. Once a tinkerman, always a tinkerman...

    West Ham v Leicester (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri seems intent on staying faithful to his "tinkerman" tag on his Premier League return.

    Just one game into his second managerial job in England, the Italian - who earned a reputation for constantly changing his side when in charge at Chelsea from 2000-2004 - says his line-up for Saturday's game against West Ham could well be different from the win over Sunderland.

    Claudio Ranieri

    "The manager must choose the best solution to help his players," Ranieri said. "It is the first match away so I must think about every solution.

    "Maybe we can play with three at the back. West Ham make a fantastic result against Arsenal, better than us because who believed Arsenal could lose the match? Nobody I think."

  57. Cheap seats


    Newcastle travel to the Boleyn Ground on Monday 14 September for the 20:00 BST kick off.

  58. Your favourite team names

    #bbcfacup and Match of Day Facebook

    JP: A classic five-a-side team name to aptly describe the lineup: Not-so-Athletic Madrid.

    John Saffrett: Five-a-side team was called Real Sociable Dad - full of new dads who liked a drink.

    Andy Gibbs: Ujpest Dosza (Hungary) is a good international candidate. Is it Mamelodi Sundowns?

  59. West Brom news conference

    Watford v West Brom (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Tony Pulis

    West Brom manager Tony Pulis admits he got his tactics wrong during the 3-0 home defeat by Manchester City.

    He said: "The first four games of the season are very difficult for us.

    "To have Man City and Chelsea as the two home games to start with is very difficult, then to play a newly promoted team on their first home game is tough. Then we have a derby with Stoke.

    "The transfer window is still going on and things are going on behind the scenes so these four games are always going to be difficult."

  60. Chelsea row - Fifa medical chief view


    Fifa's chief medical officer Professor Jiri Dvorak has given his view on the role of the medical staff in relation to their coach.

    This follows the ongoing saga involving Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn, who were criticised by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho after they left his side with nine men against Swansea by treating Eden Hazard.

    Doctor Eva Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn

    Here are excerpts from the Fifa Q&A:

    Whenever an incident happens on the pitch, what is the protocol in place concerning the intervention of medical staff?

    Dvorak: "If a player goes down and the referee suspects an injury then he's entitled to call the medical team and the team doctor from the sideline to provide medical assistance."

    Can the coach intervene at that moment?

    Dvorak: "In medical terms, when it comes to medical diagnosis, the coach has nothing to say. It is at the sole discretion of the doctor and we at Fifa will always endorse that."

  61. BBC coverage

    BBC coverage
  62. De Bruyne questions annoy Hecking


    Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking says he is irritated by constant media speculation on whether midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will sign for Manchester City.

    "It's annoying, because the questions are always the same and we can't give a different answer," said Hecking.

    "I have no desire to answer these questions anymore. This club has made it's position clear."

  63. Manchester City news conference

    Man City v Chelsea (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Sunday will also witness the biggest ever crowd at the City of Manchester stadium with 55,000 set to watch the match, after the capacity of the venue was increased from 47,400.

  64. De Gea 'has not refused to play'


    Dan Roan

    BBC sports editor

    A source close to David de Gea has told BBC Sport that the Spanish goalkeeper has not refused to play for Manchester United - despite suggestions to the contrary from manager Louis van Gaal.

    The 24-year-old - who wants a move to Real Madrid - is surprised that he has not been selected for either of the club's opening two fixtures and has been made to train with the reserves for the last two days.

  65. Manchester City news conference

    Man City v Chelsea (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    The City manager also praises midfielder Yaya Toure who scored a sublime goal and had a big hand in another in the 3-0 win at West Brom on Monday.

  66. Manchester City news conference

    Man City v Chelsea (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been speaking ahead of Sunday's encounter against the champions.

    The full-back has been suffering from an ankle injury.

  67. Fraser signs new Cherries deal


    Former Aberdeen winger Fraser is currently on loan at Ipswich Town.

  68. Gleneagles bids for Solheim Cup


    Last year's Ryder Cup venue Gleneagles has submitted a bid to host the 2019 Solheim Cup.

    The biennial women's match play event between Europe and United States was last held in Scotland 2000.

    A general view of Gleneagles golf course
    Image caption: Gleneagles in Perthshire has hosted some major golf events

    "We would be truly honoured to welcome The Solheim Cup to Gleneagles," said Gleneagles managing director Bernard Murphy.

    This year's tournament takes place from 18-20 September at St. Leon in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.

    Read the full story

  69. Jerome decision Armageddon - Wright


    There's a colourful analysis from Ian Wright that's worth a read.

    "If, in years to come, Terminators take over the world and people ask me 'where did it all start?' I will say it was when Cameron Jerome's goal for Norwich was disallowed on the opening day of the 2015-16 season," the former Arsenal man says.

    Cameron Jerome's goal for Norwich against Crystal Palace was disallowed for dangerous play
    Image caption: Jerome's goal for Norwich against Crystal Palace was disallowed for dangerous play

    "That decision was ridiculous and it really was the beginning of the end for me - it is an Armageddon moment if it sets the tone for decisions for the rest of this campaign."

    Read more of Wright's thoughts on the opening Premier League weekend by clicking here.

  70. Newcastle news conference

    Swansea v Newcastle (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Head coach Steve McClaren says French striker Emmanuel Riviere is recovering from surgery, but midfielder Remy Cabella and full-back Paul Dummett are almost back to full fitness.

  71. West Brom news conference

    Watford v West Brom (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    The Baggies say that the fitness of record £12m signing, striker Salomon Rondon, and on-loan midfielder Serge Gnabry will be assessed.

  72. Chelsea news conference

    Manchester City v Chelsea (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    The statement continued...

    "The bench is my responsibility, it is my decision. Every week I face a decision. I have to choose.

    Jon Fearn and Eva Carniero

    "I have seven assistants but only four can go on the bench. We have four kit men and only one is on the bench. We have a big medical department and only two go on the bench. It is important to go on the bench, for some. For others it is about what they do.

    "Jon Fearn and Dr Carneiro will not be on the bench but that does not mean Sunday is the rest of our careers. It is my decision.

    "If anyone thinks that a disagreement between two of the medical department and the manager can affect the build up to a match doesn't know football."

  73. Chelsea news conference

    Manchester City v Chelsea (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Jose Mourinho

    We gave you a flavour of it, now here's that Jose Mourinho statement in full...

    "First of all I want to say I have a fantastic medical department led by Dr Paco Biosca, I have a good relationship with them.

    "They tell me they have never been praised as much as they have done by me in the last couple of years because normally managers when things go well keep to themselves and when they have injuries they speak about the medical department.

    "They also told me we had disagreements during this period and need them to improve."

  74. Man City news conference


    We're primed to hear what Mr Pellegrini has to say... Stand by...

  75. Chelsea news conference

    Manchester City v Chelsea (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    The statement has been read, and Mourinho is refusing to take questions on the matter. So now the focus turns to football...

  76. Australia 89-24 Wales (FT)

    Netball World Cup

    An emphatic victory for reigning champions Australia against Wales.

    Jamaica have the unenviable task of taking on the holders and hosts in the semi-finals on Saturday, while Wales will now filter into the play-offs for placings.

  77. Do as I say - Guardiola


    Pep Guardiola

    Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has said only Barcelona's Lionel Messi does not have to do what he says.

    "This year everybody will run as I want them to. I say how things are going to be, and you listen," the Spaniard is reported to have told his squad a few days ago. "There is only one player in the world who doesn't have to, and that is Messi."

  78. Chelsea news conference

    Manchester City v Chelsea (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Manager Jose Mourinho is reading a statement...

    We'll bring you the full version shortly...

  79. Nugent joins Boro


    The 30-year-old former England striker has signed a three-year contract and goes straight into manager Aitor Karanka’s squad for Saturday's home match with Bolton.

    Reports suggest the fee paid to Leicester was £4m.

  80. Brighton move for Murphy?

    Football gossip

    The Scottish Sun are reporting that Sheffield United's former Motherwell forward Jamie Murphy is close to completing a £2.5m move to Championship club Brighton.

  81. Women's Ashes update


    The England players emerge

    Australia declare at 156-6 and set England 263 runs to win the Test, in this multi-format Ashes series, off around 89 overs.

    You can follow the live text commentary and live audio commentary here.

  82. Australia 67-21 Wales (Q3)

    Netball World Cup

    Wales are trailing Australia by 46 goals at the end of the third quarter, with the world champions really showing their prowess on court.

    But Wales' shining light comes in the form of 6ft 5ins 20-year-old Georgia Rowe.

    Rowe only started playing netball four years ago, when her dad signed her up at a local club, and she looks like one to watch for the future.

  83. Get Involved

    #bbcfacup and Match of Day Facebook

    Ahead of FA Cup extra preliminary round weekend, we want to know your favourite team names...

    Geoff Naylor: I like the traditional names: Wednesday, Orient, Albion, Forest, Academical, Hotspur and the long-gone Middlesbrough Ironopolis...

    Tommy: Best names - the two Scottish ones - Inverurie Loco Works and Burntisland Shipyard - which have outlasted their industrial origins.

    David Piran: A 5-a-side team my mate plays for is called Half Time Tin. Named in honour of the traditional pickmeup.

  84. Chelsea news conference

    Manchester City v Chelsea (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Sportswriter Miguel Delaney is at Jose Mourinho's briefing, which is due to begin at 12:30 BST...

    "The issue" in question is the Chelsea manager calling club doctor Eva Carneiro "impulsive and naive"  for leaving his side with nine men against Swansea last Saturday by treating Eden Hazard.

  85. Cejka withdraws from US PGA


    The German was +4 after his first round - 10 shots off the lead held by USA's Dustin Johnson.

  86. Snoozy Rooney


    Wayne Rooney

    How does Wayne Rooney relax before a big match? The Manchester United striker, who will play against Aston Villa tonight, has a long lie-in with his two sons.

    Rooney's wife, Coleen, posted a picture of her husband and sons on Facebook before the England captain jokingly replied "leave us alone" on his Facebook page.

  87. Celtic to complete Allan signing


    All details of the move between the 23-year-old Hibernian midfielder and Celtic have been agreed in terms of the contract.

  88. Pedro Manchester bound?

    Football gossip

    Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has tweeted some interesting information about Pedro's mooted move from Barcelona to England...

  89. West Brom news conference

    Watford v West Brom (Sat, 15:00 BST)

  90. West Brom news conference

    Watford v West Brom (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    He's already late. We did warn you. But we'll bring you the best of what Pulis has to say very soon.

  91. Pavey set to be awarded bronze


    It looks like Jo Pavey is to be retrospectively awarded a bronze medal for the 10,000m at the 2007 World Championships after it was confirmed that one of the runners who finished in front of her in the race is among the 28 athletes under investigation for doping after samples from the 2005 and 2007 World Championships were recently retested.  

    The 41-year-old tweeted that her emotions were "all over the place". 

  92. Australia 43-15 Wales (HT)

    Netball World Cup

    Australia are showing why they are 10-time champions at the Netball World Cup.

    They are 28-goals clear against world number eight side Wales, who look to be finishing bottom of Pool F.

    The second-half will be about damage limitation for the Welsh.

  93. Distracted De Gea on the move?


    Bill Rice

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Louis Van Gaal's revelation on Thursday that David de Gea was "not eager to play" not only confirms that the player has been distracted but suggests his mind is made up to leave Manchester United.

    David de Gea

    United have remained insistent it will take a world record fee for a goalkeeper or a cash-plus-player swap for them to let the Spaniard leave before the transfer window closes.

    While their stance of not allowing Madrid to dictate terms is admirable, the alternative is keeping a player who is not focused and losing the goalkeeper on a free transfer next summer.

  94. Travel problems

    Aston Villa v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

  95. Brentford sign Colin


  96. Coming up...


    Just to keep you in the loop, here's which news conferences are coming up. All times are approximate because these events never start when they are supposed to...

    • 12:00 BST West Brom
    • 12:30 BST Chelsea & Newcastle
    • 12:45 BST Manchester City
    • 13:30 BST Bournemouth
    • 14:00 BST Sunderland
  97. Australia 20-8 Wales (Q1)

    Netball World Cup

    Wales, ranked eighth in the world, have got a job on their hands in their final group game of the Netball World Cup against hosts and holders Australia.

    Trish Wilcox's side were keeping up with the world champions early doors, but the Diamonds scored eight consecutive goals to go 20-8 up after 15 minutes.

    Australia are top of pool F and look to be cruising into the semi-finals in Sydney.

  98. Bruce on Livermore hearing


    More from Hull manager Steve Bruce on midfielder Jake Livermore, who was suspended by the Football Association in May after testing positive for cocaine. He could face up to a two-year ban under FA rules.

  99. Shaqiri brushes off cash claims


    Graham McGarry

    BBC Radio Stoke Sport

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Xherdan Shaqiri has refused to address claims that his main motivation in joining Stoke City was money.

    The former Bayern Munich winger completed his move from Inter Milan on Tuesday for a club-record £12m.

    Former Bayern midfielder Stefan Effenberg said he "didn't understand Shaqiri's move to Stoke at all".

    But the Swiss attacker said: "I don't want to comment on what people say. My job is to play and that's why I am here."

  100. Spoiled for choice


    Geoff Doyle

    BBC Three Counties Radio sport

    Some Watford players have been wondering why they are not in the team.

    Last weekend, Odion Ighalo - who scored 20 goals last season - was on the bench. So too was Matej Vydra, who netted 16 last term. Fernando Forestieri didn't even make the squad. Steven Berghuis, Almen Abdi and Alessandro Diamanti will soon be ready, too.


    So how does Quique Flores chose? Simply, the ones who understand the head coach's system best will play.

    Speaking about it this week, he said of the attackers who played against Everton. "They are very clever. They understand very fast what we want."

  101. Canaries keen on Destro


    Mattia Destro

    Norwich City manager Alex Neil earlier mentioned he wanted to sign players before the transfer window shuts - one such player is Italy international Mattia Destro from Roma.

    The 24-year-old forward has scored 25 goals in 57 appearances for Roma since joining the club in 2012, but spent the final six months of last season on loan at AC Milan.

    "Yes, he is a player who has been discussed," Neil told reporters.

  102. On This Day


  103. Swans to asses Ki fitness

    Swansea v Newcastle (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Swansea's Ki

    Swansea will assess Ki Sung-yueng ahead of Saturday's Premier League home game with Newcastle.

    The South Korean midfielder was forced off in the first half of the opening-day 2-2 draw against Chelsea with a sore hamstring and Jack Cork, an impressive replacement at Stamford Bridge, will start if Ki does not make it.

    Jefferson Montero was also taken off at Chelsea as a precaution after cramping up but the Ecuador winger is fit and available for Swansea's first home game of the season.

  104. Cricket

  105. Cabaye would be Arsenal first-team player


    Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew believes Yohan Cabaye would have been an Arsenal first-team player if the midfielder had signed for the Gunners this summer.

    Yohan Cabaye

    Cabaye moved to Selhurst Park in July but was linked with Arsene Wenger's side and was close to joining the north London side two years ago.

    "Two years ago Yohan wouldn't play [for Newcastle] at Manchester City because he thought he was going to Arsenal so it's quite ironic he's now here with us at Crystal Palace," Pardew said.

    "We have a player who could definitely play in their team and that's a nice feeling for us."

  106. Bruce on Livermore hearing


    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    Hull manager Steve Bruce has been talking about Jake Livermore, who was suspended by the Football Association in May after testing positive for cocaine. He could face up to a two-year ban under FA rules.

    "The hearing has been set we all know and there was media reports yesterday (Thursday) and really we have just got to let the hearing take place and let's see what Jake's punishment is," said Bruce.

    "For me, the process has taken a bit too long for everybody concerned but thankfully it's edging towards a conclusion and the quicker the better because we need the situation resolved."

  107. Hagi's son, 16, is youngest captain


    Gheorghe Hagi

    As thousands of students pick up their A-level results, here's one lad who sounds like his future's already laid out for him.

    Former Romania skipper Gheorghe Hagi's son Ianis has become the youngest captain in the Romanian league - at the age of 16.

    The teenager took the armband in the second half of his team Viitorul Constanta's 2-1 win at Universitatea Craiova on Wednesday.

    So, how does he feel about such a responsibility? "It's something special... but I'm used to it," he said.

  108. Schweinsteiger has no injury worries


    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Manchester United's summer signing Bastian Schweinsteiger has said he is "getting fitter" and will be in prime form in a couple of weeks.

    The Germany midfielder is pushing for a first start for the club, against Aston Villa this evening, after making his debut as a substitute on the opening day of the season.

    "I am fit, I am getting fitter," he told Manchester Evening News. "I had long holidays this summer and I came a little bit late to the team, and then I had a small calf injury in America, which was not perfect.

    "But I am getting in better and better shape and within one or two weeks I will be at the highest level and then I can play like I want."

  109. Novak signs for Chesterfield


  110. Inler for Leicester?

    Football gossip

    Jason Bourne

    BBC Radio Leicester

    Gokhan Inler

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri says he would like to bring in at least one more midfielder before the end of the transfer window.

    The Foxes have been heavily linked with Napoli's Gokhan Inler, with reports in Italy saying the Swiss is poised to sign, but Ranieri has refused to comment on the player.

  111. Monk wants transfer window change


    Garry Monk

    Swansea City manager Garry Monk says it is "ludicrous" the transfer window remains open after the start of the Premier League season.

    Clubs will have until 2 September to buy or sell players, four games into the new season.

    Monk has joined a growing number of managers by saying all transfer dealing should be completed before the first game is played.

  112. Coulthirst heads to Wigan


    The 20-year-old striker has had loan spells at Leyton Orient, Torquay United, Southend United and York City.

  113. Carneiro row


  114. Kyrgios handed additional fine


    Nick Kyrgios

    On Thursday, Nick Kyrgios was handed a $10,000 (£6,400) fine for an "insulting remark" he made to Stanislas Wawrinka during their Rogers Cup match.

    On-court microphones apparently picked up the Australian, 20, making a lewd suggestion about Wawrinka's girlfriend.

    Now following a review of the video from the match, the ATP has also issued an additional fine of $2,500 (£1,601) for unsportsmanlike conduct related to a comment made to a ball person during the contest.

  115. Neil determined to improve squad


    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk commentator

    Reality is biting for Norwich City manager Alex Neil in the transfer market. His search for a new striker is being frustrated because his top targets don't see the Canaries as an attractive club to join.

    Alex Neil

    "When you've been in the Premier League for a number of years it's much easier to get top quality players to buy into what you're trying to do" Neil told BBC Radio Norfolk.

    However he remains determined to only sign players who will improve the squad rather than just adding numbers for the sake of it.

  116. Allan set for Celtic move


    The Press Association are reporting that Scott Allan will have a medical later on Friday ahead of a move to Celtic.

    The Hibs midfielder was subject to three bids from Rangers earlier this summer.

  117. Picture it again


    'Dentist chair' celebration

    Here's something to bring a smile tot he face on a drizzly Friday morning. Two men - Darren Urquhart and Tom Smith - have been working on a project called 'Bad Boys FC', which is a series of light-hearted photographs recreating football's infamous moments.

    They've recreated Gazza's 'dentist chair' celebration and Eric Cantona's Kung Fu kick.

    Bad Boys FC
  118. Smith captain; Warner deputy


    Steve Smith (left) and David Warner
    Image caption: Steve Smith (left) and David Warner will lead Australia in Tests

    Australia have confirmed Steve Smith as their new captain and revealed that batsman David Warner will be his vice-captain.

    Smith will also take on the T20 captaincy duties in the upcoming international against England.

    "We have had a clear succession plan in place for the captaincy with Steve Smith gaining valuable experience leading the Australian Test team while Michael Clarke was recovering from injury last season," said national selector Rod Marsh.

    And regarding Warner's new role, Marsh said: "David has matured and developed into an important senior figure in the Australian team. He has come a long way."

  119. Aguero fighting to be fit


    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is hoping to be fit for Sunday's Premier League clash against Chelsea.

    City's top scorer with 26 Premier League goals last season missed most of pre-season because of his involvement in the Copa America with Argentina. He came on as a substitute in the second half of Monday's 3-0 win at West Brom.

    Sergio Aguero

    "Whether I start or not remains to be seen," Aguero told the club's website. "I'm trying to get there and be in top condition.

    "With the whole season in mind, what matters the most is that I get in top form and don't take any risks."

  120. Sherwood on Traore


    Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has declared new signing Adama Traore is "physically a man", which suggests the medical went well.

    He told the club's official website: "He's someone I have been tracking for a long time.

    "He's physically a man - and he has been for some time. He's a big powerful boy, very quick, dynamic and a maverick-type player. Those players are few and far between."

  121. Traore signs for Villa


    Barcelona have also confirmed Adama Traore's move to Aston Villa disclosing that the fee is 10m euros (£7.1m) with a further 2m euros (£1.4m) in adds ons.