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Summary

  1. Celtic v Malmo (19:45 BST)
  2. Chelsea close to deal for Man Utd target Pedro
  3. Leicester sign Inler on three-year contract
  4. Radcliffe says athletes should not release blood data
  5. GET INVOLVED #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan and Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Farewell

    That's all for Wednesday's Sportsday Live. Don't forget there is full live text commentary on the BBC Sport website of Celtic against Malmo in the Champions League play-off. We'll have reaction from that game plus all the breaking transfer stories in Thursday's Sportsday Live from 08:00 BST. See you then.

  2. What you may have missed...

    Football

    Pedro might have had doubts about joining Manchester United but Red Devils midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (right) looks pretty pleased to be there. Here he is with his brother Tobi outside Manchester Town Hall.  

  3. What you may have missed...

    Football

    Sandwich

    A New York sandwich shop have come up with a sandwich in tribute of New York City's Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo.

    The sub features Genoa Salami, fresh mozzarella, fried zucchini and pickled blueberries.

  4. Swindon's Stewart transfer 'messy'

    Football

    Swindon Town chairman Lee Power says the proposed signing of Jordan Stewart from Glentoran has become "messy".

    Power revealed a fee, reported to be £50,000, was agreed at the weekend for the 20-year-old forward.

    However, the player failed to turn up at the County Ground as expected.

    "We wanted Jordan in the squad for Tuesday, there are agents involved and every Tom, Dick and Harry," Power told BBC Wiltshire. "To be honest with you, it got a bit messy."

  5. TEAM NEWS

    Celtic v Malmo (19:45 BST)

    Just over an hour to kick-off at Park Head and here's the Celtic starting XI...

  6. Koeman expecting 'difficult' tie

    Southampton v FC Midtjylland (20:00 BST)

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is expecting a "difficult" challenge against FC Midtjylland in Thursday night's Europa League play-off tie.

    Saints beat Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem 5-0 on aggregate in the previous round, but Koeman says tomorrow's game - the first of two legs with a place in the group round at stake - will be tougher.

    He said: "It will be more difficult. They are the champions of Denmark and have a good organisation.

  7. Countdown to kick-off

    Celtic v Malmo (19:45 BST)

  8. Ciftci back for Celtic game

    Celtic v Malmo (19:45 BST)

    Celtic striker Nadir Ciftci

    Celtic striker Nadir Ciftci returns for the first leg of their Champions League play-off with Malmo later, with the Turk still serving a domestic ban. Kris Commons has shrugged off a dead leg after missing Saturday's win over Inverness Caley Thistle. Scott Allan is in the 20-man squad after completing his transfer from Hibernian on Friday evening.

  9. Radcliffe says athletes should not release blood data

    Athletics

    Paula Radcliffe

    Three-time London Marathon winner Paula Radcliffe has backed the anti-doping agencies in advising athletes not to make their blood data public. In an interview with BBC sports editor Dan Roan, the 41-year-old Briton said the information is complicated and can be misunderstood and misinterpreted.

    She also said she was proud of her career and had always been clean. "The whole point is you go through your career, you look back and say, 'That was the best I could do,'" she said.

    Read the full story by clicking here.

  10. Maitland-Niles 'to play for Arsenal'

    Football

    Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he expects on-loan winger Ashley Maitland-Niles to become an Arsenal first-teamer in the future. The 17-year-old, who is on a season-long loan at Portman Road, has already made three substitute appearances for the Gunners.

    "Wow. The talent of him; I think he's going to play for Arsenal, there's no doubt in my mind. We are just so lucky to have him," McCarthy told BBC Radio Suffolk.

  11. Promising start for Team GB

    Equestrian

    Joe Clee

    Great Britain's showjumpers have made a strong start in their pursuit of Rio Olympics qualification at the European Championships. Joe Clee (pictured), Ben Maher and Michael Whitaker all jumped clear rounds as the individual and team competitions got under way in Aachen, Germany.

    Despite winning Olympic gold at London 2012, Britain have still to book a place in Brazil next summer, while other current non-qualifiers include Ireland, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland.

  12. 'Best Arsenal squad for years' = Arteta

    Football

    Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta says the current squad the Emirates is the best the Gunners have had for "many, many years".

    "I am really confident in this group - if we maintain it and start adding little things in the next few years then we have a very strong team and club," Arteta tells the London Evening Standard.

    Arsenal have won one and lost one of their first two games.

  13. Boyata braced for tough test

    Celtic v Malmo (19:45 BST)

    Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata

    Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata is expecting a tough test from Malmo when the two teams meet in the Champions League play-off later.

    "We all want to get this qualification and we will give 100 % and that's all we can give to the team," the former Manchester City player says in the Celtic programme.

    "It will be a really tough game. I watched Malmo in the Champions League last year. They had Juventus, Olympiakos and Atletico Madrid in the group and I remember watching the games because one of my friends was playing for Olympiakos. It will be a really tough game."

  14. RFL launch investigation

    Rugby League

    The Rugby Football League launches an investigation into alleged racial chanting during the Super 8s Qualifiers match between Wakefield and Bradford at Belle Vue last Saturday.

    The Wildcats announced earlier this week they were looking into "misconduct and unacceptable behaviour of spectators" and now the governing body is to probe a number of incidents after receiving a report from its match commissioner.

  15. Malmo 'to target Ciftci'

    Celtic v Malmo (19:45 BST)

    Nadir Ciftci (left)

    Malmo plan to target Celtic forward Nadir Ciftci in the hope of getting him sent off, according to one of their players. The Swedes face Celtic in the first leg of their Champions League play-off at Celtic Park with the former Dundee United man expected to return to the line-up. Ciftci has been absent from domestic duty because of a suspension picked up for biting Dundee's Jim McAlister last season.

    "He's like [Luis] Suarez," Malmo forward Vladimir Rodic told Swedish paper Sportbladet. "I hope he bites someone again against us and gets a red card to be out of the return game."

  16. Red Wednesday

    Football

    On BBC Radio Manchester'sRed Wednesday tonight at 18:00 BST they are talking Manchester United - hear from former Reds captain Bryan Robson and Denis Irwin on Barcelona winger Pedro heading to Chelsea rather than Old Trafford, and why Louis van Gaal needs another striker to support Wayne Rooney.

  17. Test of knowledge

    Football

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    BBC

    Remember we asked you to name the four teams in the this season's Uefa Champions League play-off round that have played in the final of the competition since 2000?

    Well, the answer is AS Monaco, Bayer Leverkusen, Manchester United and Valencia.

  18. West Ham 'reach deal' for Song

    Football gossip

    Alex Song

    West Ham United have reached agreement with Barcelona for the permanent signature of midfielder Alex Song.

    Co-owner David Sullivan tells the KUMB (Knees Up Mother Brown) Podcast: "We have a deal in place with Alex Song subject to a medical. If the medical is ok, we'll take him. He's injured at the moment, which is something you've got to weight up. But we've got until 1 September to make a decision."

  19. Giaccherini leaving Black Cats?

    Football gossip

    Sunderland's former Juventus midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini, 30 could leave the Black Cats before the end of the transfer window, reports Wednesday's Sunderland Echo. Giaccherini has been limited to 18 Premier League starts in two years because of injury.

  20. Root a pleasure to watch

    Cricket

    England captain Alastair Cook says he has never seen a player improve as much in a short space of time as star batsman Joe Root.

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    Such has been Root's form during the past two months, he has displaced Australia's Steven Smith at the top of the International Cricket Council's Test batting rankings.

    "He's improved leaps and bounds," said Cook ahead of Thursday's fifth and final Ashes Test of the summer at the Oval.

    "I've never seen a player improve like that and it's a pleasure to watch him."

  21. Countdown to kick-off

    Celtic v Malmo (19:45 BST)

    Finishing touches ahead of a huge night at Celtic Park.

  22. Everton stand firm on £40m Stones

    Football

    Phil McNulty

    BBC chief football writer

    "Another day and more speculation surrounding John Stones - this time that Chelsea are considering whether to make a fourth and final offer of £40m.

    John Stones

    My understanding is that Everton remain as unmoved now as they were a month ago when Chelsea made their first offer of £20m - but it would be a sign of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's determination (some might say desperation) to land Stones if they doubled their original bid.

    Everton need to do business of their own and are interested in River Plate defender Ramiro Funes Mori and Dynamo Kiev playmaker Andriy Yarmolenko. But there does not seem the slightest appetite to sell Stones to fund those moves."

  23. 'Sunderland have to get it right'

    Football

    Nick Barnes

    BBC Newcastle commentator

    Sunderland centre-half Younes Kaboul has been speaking to BBC Newcastle on Wednesday.

    Younes Kaboul

    The former Tottenham defender admitted he he could have no qualms about being dropped after being part of a defence that seven goals in the first two matches, as all he wants is the team to win.

    "We've got to learn from the first two games and get it right against Swansea on Saturday," he said.

  24. Man Utd in for Sadio Mane

    Football

    Adam Blackmore

    BBC Radio Solent sports editor

    Here's Southampton's take on Manchester United bidding for Sadio Mane.

  25. Who are Malmo?

    Celtic v Malmo (19:45 BST)

    Just under three hours to kick-off in the Champions League play-off between Celtic and Malmo. Here's some information about the team from Sweden.

    Malmo
  26. On the move

    Football

    West Ham United midfielder Diego Poyet is on the move...

  27. Pistorious release delayed

    Athletics

    Oscar Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday as planned, after South Africa's justice ministry announced its decision to review the decision.

    In a statement, the ministry said the decision to release Pistorius 10 months into his five-year sentence was made "prematurely" and with "no legal basis".

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    Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide in October last year after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. She would have celebrated her 32nd birthday on Wednesday.

    The decorated Paralympic athlete now looks set to stay in prison at least until the case has been looked over by South Africa's correctional supervision and parole review board.

  28. What you may have missed...

    Football

    A New York sandwich shop have come up with a sandwich in tribute of New York City's Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo.

    The sub features Genoa Salami, fresh mozzarella, fried zucchini and pickled blueberries.

  29. Man Utd bid for Mane

    Football

    BBC Sport can confirm that Manchester United have bid Southampton winger Sadio Mane (see 15:36). The bid for the 23-year-old from Senegal was made last week. Mane was linked with a £15m move to Tottenham earlier this summer.

  30. Gibson accused

    Football

    Everton and Republic of Ireland star Darron Gibson has been charged in connection with an alleged hit-and-run crash that left a cyclist injured.

    The midfielder, 27, was detained on Sunday after police received reports a cyclist had been struck by a car which then hit a pump at a petrol station.

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    Mr Gibson is accused of driving with excess alcohol, after the crashes in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.

    He is due before Trafford Magistrates' Court on 1 September.

  31. Care appointed Harlequins captain

    Rugby Union

    Harlequins have appointed England scrum-half Danny Care as their new captain, replacing international team-mate Joe Marler. Care has made 187 appearances since joining Quins in 2006.

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    The 28-year-old is in England's World Cup warm-up squad, but has not started for his country since November 2014. "In Danny we have a player who, to me, epitomises how we play and what we are known for as a team," said Quins director of rugby Conor O'Shea.

  32. Listen live

    Celtic v Malmo (19:45 BST)

    Unfortunately radio commentary is not available online for rights reason, but you can follow the Champions League play-off tie first leg with our live text commentary, which starts at 19:15 BST.

  33. Curle puts the boots in

    Football

    Carlisle manager Keith Curle says his team need to make a number of changes, including their boots, following some leaky defending at the start of the season.

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    The Cumbrians conceded four goals for the second game in a row at Plymouth last night - their 4-1 defeat coming hot on the heels of a 4-4 draw with Cambridge on Saturday.

    "Options, decisions, footwear and decision-making on the ball are all things that need to be tidied up," former England defender Curle told BBC Radio Cumbria.

  34. Pakistan pair free to play again

    Cricket

    Pakistan duo Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt will be eligible to return to competitive cricket on 2 September, the International Cricket Council has announced.

    The pair have served bans for corrupt behaviour on the 2010 tour of England.

  35. Omen?

    Football

    No pressure there then.

  36. Memphis or Depay?

    Football

    Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

  37. 'We're difficult to beat'

    Celtic v Malmo (19:45 BST)

    Celtic are in Champions League qualifying action in a few hours time, trying to do what Manchester United did last night.

    And Hoops boss Ronny Deila is clearly in confident mood, claiming Malmo will find it difficult to beat his side if the Scottish champions are at their best.

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    The Swedish title winners visit Celtic Park in Wednesday's Champions League play-off round first leg.

    Deila said: "We want to be in the Champions League. That's the goal, I've said that since coming to this club. Now we have two games to reach it. The most important thing is to win and get a good result."

  38. Regal display by Arabian Queen

    Horse racing

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    The 50/1 outsider Arabian Queen has sprung a huge shock to win Juddmonte International at York, beating Derby winner Golden Horn by a neck.

  39. Test of knowledge

    Football

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    BBC

    Time to test the old grey matter to get you in the mood for Wednesday night's European action, more of which in a moment. First a little question for you to ponder...

    Name the four teams in the this season's Uefa Champions League play-off round that have played in the final of the competition since 2000?

    Answers later on Wednesday.

  40. Frey Forest move is off - Freedman

    Football

    Michael Frey

    Nottingham Forest will not be signing forward Michael Frey from Lille, says Reds boss Dougie Freedman.

    Forest had been set to tie up a loan deal for the 22-year-old former Switzerland Under-21 international.

    Freedman told BBC Radio Nottingham: "I am going to pull the plug, that will not happen now and it's a dead deal.

    "He has not played since January. With the current situation we are in, I need players to come in and get up and running straight away."

  41. Get involved - dodgy predictions

    Tweet #mybadprediction

    Greg Jones: I told my best mate that Drogba would score less than ten goals for Chelsea and be sold after one season.

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    James Starr: I was once said Anderson was going to be 'The future of Manchester United'...to be fair I was 15.

    Alex Dismore: Predicting that Martin O'Neil would be the one to get us (Sunderland) into the top half. Seems a long time ago now!

    ASG: I predicted Napoli and then Barcelona to beat Chelsea in the CL the season they won it in 2012.

  42. Mclean joins Barnet

    Football

    League Two side Barnet have signed former Peterborough and Hull striker Aaron Mclean on a short-term deal.

    The 32-year-old was a free agent after leaving League One side Bradford by mutual consent earlier this summer.

  43. Low blow

    Cricket

    Cruel Steve, cruel.

  44. Don't go

    Football

    Sergio Romero hopes fellow goalkeeper David De Gea stays at Manchester United beyond this transfer window.

    De Gea, 24, has one year left on his deal and the Spain international has been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

    David De Gea (left) and Sergio Romero (right)

    United boss Louis van Gaal has picked Romero, 28, ahead of De Gea for the first three games of this season, saying the latter is lacking "focus".

    "I hope De Gea stays here. He's a good team-mate who always works hard," said the Argentina international.

  45. Mane to Man Utd?

    Football

    Interesting story in the Daily Telegraph, which is reporting that Southampton have received an inquiry from Manchester United to sign Sadio Mane.

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    "United are believed to have registered their interest last week with an initial bid which could partly explain why they stalled on completing a £21m move for Barcelona's Pedro, who is now set to join Chelsea," says the paper.

    Mane, 23, joining Southampton from Red Bull Salzburg for £10m 12 months ago and scored 10 goals in his first season in English football.

  46. Wrong door

    Cricket

    While we're talking about the cricket, there was a great story ahead of the game when a South African dossier containing New Zealand's batting strengths and weaknesses was posted to a guest at the team hotel by mistake.

    As the Guardian reports: "The schedule, addressed to the South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn, was instead slipped under the door of a hotel guest, who posted it on Facebook."

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    Oops, someone's in trouble for that one.

  47. Hefty total

    Cricket

    The South African innings has come to an end in the first of three one-day internationals against New Zealand. Big score.

  48. Feeling good

    Football

    By all accounts, Luke Shaw had a fine match as United beat Club Brugge in the Champions league last night - and the lad himself has just been on Twitter.

  49. Get involved - dodgy predictions

    #mybadprediction

    Tim Russell: My dad, watching Thierry Henry at Coventry in 1998: "This lad's never going to cut it in English football".

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    Edward Keller: I predicted Portsmouth would qualify Champions League in the 09/10 season. How wrong I was.

    James Pearce: In my works predictor game thinking Spurs & Sunderland would draw 1-1 in 2013/14. Spurs romped to a 5-1 win.

    Shaun: Freddy Adu - The Next Pele.

  50. MK Dons loan Poyet from West Ham

    Football

    Confirmation of a story we bought you a short while ago...

    MK Dons have signed midfielder Diego Poyet on a season-long loan from Premier League West Ham.

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    The 20-year-old son of former Chelsea and Uruguay midfielder Gus played five times in the Europa League for the Hammers this season.

  51. Tuesday night fever

    Football

    With two points from three game since relegation from the Premier League, is Burnley manager Sean Dyche really in the mood for dancing?

  52. Main man Amla

    Cricket

    Hashim Amla has scored a century in the one-day match between South Africa and New Zealand. The hosts are set for a big score - with three overs of their 50-over innings remaining, they are 276-4.

  53. I will retire if I lose - Macklin

    Boxing

    Matthew Macklin

    Three-time world title challenger Matthew Macklin says he will retire from boxing if he loses to Jason Welborn in Birmingham in October.

    Birmingham-born Macklin, 33, is a former British and European Champion and is stepping down a division to light-middleweight for the fight.

    "It's a step down for me but sometimes you have to regroup," Macklin, who has lost six of his 38 contests, told BBC WM 95.6. "If I lost I'd definitely retire. I still want to be a world champion."

  54. Pedro poised for Chelsea move

    Football

    Bookmakers have suspended betting on Spain forward Pedro signing for Chelsea from Barcelona.

    The 28-year-old had been a target for Manchester United but earlier it emerged the Reds had pulled out of the deal and Chelsea are set to step in - tabling a £21m offer.

    Pedro, who has played more than 200 games for Barca and has 51 Spain caps, is reported to be travelling to London to complete the transfer.

  55. One-Day Cup live

    Cricket

    BBC Local Radio

    You can follow all of today's One-Day Cup action here with live commentaries coming from our BBC local radio stations.

    Lancashire v Glamorgan - BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Radio Manchester

    Nottinghamshire v Hampshire - BBC Radio Nottingham

    Sussex v Essex - BBC Sussex and BBC Essex

    Warwickshire v Kent - BBC Coventry and Warwickshire and BBC WM 95.6

  56. Get involved - dodgy predictions

    Tweet #mybadprediction

    We've been asking for the worst prediction you've made or heard.

    Blackburn End: Uncle Jack Walker saying "we don't need Zidane, we've already got Tim Sherwood".

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    Jūnia: I can't believe I'm gonna say this out loud, but in early 2011 I said Serena Williams wouldn't reach world number one again.

    Scotty Connelly: I said Alexis Sanchez wasn't going to cut it in the Premier League.

    Jonathan Moyse: Sadly, since 1990, anyone who has predicted England would win the World Cup!

    Well, since 1966 to be more accurate Jonathan...

  57. Hammer heads to Dons

    Football

    Could be a handy signing for MK Dons this, West Ham's highly-rated Diego Poyet 20-year-old midfielder joins for the remainder of the campaign.

  58. Koeman on transfers

    Southampton v FC Midtjylland (Thursday, 20:00 BST)

    Ronald Koeman was also asked about the story that Southampton could make a move for defender Virgil van Dijk after Celtic's Champions League play-off tie with Malmo is completed.

    "We need a fourth centre half in, we are working on it and we need time," he told BBC Radio Solent.

    "I still believe we will get one before the transfer window shuts. Sometimes you have to wait to get the best one because clubs are competing in Europe."

    The clubs were in contact earlier this summer but the Scottish champions are refusing to listen to offers until their attempt to qualify for the Champions League group stages is resolved.

  59. 'A player of great importance'

    Football

    If you're struggling to read that, here's the Wolves statement in full:

    "In response to some media speculation this morning, Benik Afobe was bought from Arsenal in January 2015, and other players arrived in the summer, to strengthen the team for the strongest possible challenge on promotion this season.

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    Therefore, neither Benik nor any of Wolves' first team forward players, will be sold this season.

    Benik has developed into a player of key importance to Wolves and the club's plans for this campaign. Wolves have previously resisted the opportunity to sell other key first team players in this and other recent transfer windows.

    As far as the club is concerned there is no need for any further comments or speculation about this issue."

  60. Wolves 'will not sell Afobe'

    Football

    Wolves have responded to speculation linking striker Benik Afobe with a move to Premier League club Norwich City by issuing a thundering statement.

    Let's just say they are not exactly thrilled by the rumours...

    Wolves statement
  61. One game at a time

    Southampton v FC Midtjylland (Thursday, 20:00 BST)

    Southampton travel to Watford in the Premier League at the weekend. They have just one point from their opening two matches.

  62. Koeman issues warning

    Southampton v FC Midtjylland (Thursday, 20:00 BST)

    Ronald Koeman

    Southampton boss Ronald Koeman warns his side that FC Midtjylland will prove more difficult opponents than Vitesse Arnhem.

    The Saints defeated Vitesse 5-0 over two legs in the last qualifying round of the Europa League.

    "They have played Champions League qualification games," adds Koeman. "I have mentioned already the draw is more difficult than Vitesse because they are more physical and don't play so open as a Dutch team does. That makes it difficult."

  63. Saints can surprise in Europe - Wanyama

    Southampton v FC Midtjylland (Thursday, 20:00 BST)

    Southampton can surprise some of Europe's most established clubs and go on a strong run in the Europa League, says Saints midfielder Victor Wanyama.

    Southampton

    "We don't have limits," adds the former Celtic player ahead of Thursday's Europa League play-off first leg with the Danish champions at St Mary's on Thursday.

    "It's game by game. Hopefully we are going to do better and see what happens. I believe in our team in our manager I think we can do better."

  64. Southampton news conference

    Southampton v FC Midtjylland (Thur, 20:00 BST)

    Adam Blackmore

    BBC Radio Solent sports editor

    First up, some team news ahead of the Europa League play-off round tie with the Danish champions...

  65. Chelsea agree £21m Pedro deal

    Football

    Olympic champion Greg Rutherford is in Bejing ahead of the World Athletics Championships and is a little out of the loop...

    To put you in the picture, here's where we're at...

    Chelsea have agreed a deal with Barcelona to sign winger Pedro for a fee of £21m.

    The 28-year-old, who was a target for Manchester United, is flying to London to finalise terms on the transfer.

  66. Real Madrid unveil Kovacic

    Football

    Real Madrid

    New Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic says he has joined "the best club in the world" after signing a six-year contract from Inter Milan.

    "I have spoken to [Real Madrid coach Rafa] Benitez briefly and I'm delighted to be working with such a great coach. I know Benitez from his time at Napoli." said Kovacic.

  67. Afobe fits Norwich bill

    Football

    Phil Daley

    BBC Norfolk

    Benik Afobe

    Norwich City always play their cards close to their chest when it comes to signings, so don't expect to see them confirming a new striker until they are sure a deal is done.

    After missing out on Mattia Destro from Roma (11:24), the latest rumour is Wolves' Benik Afobe. Quick, strong and young fits the bill for manager Alex Neil, who has players which each of those attributes but none with all three.

  68. Welcome to Manchester

    Football

    Pedro might have had doubts about joining Manchester United but Red Devils midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (right) looks pretty pleased to be there. Here he is with his brother Tobi outside Manchester Town Hall.

  69. Hazlewood to sit out fifth Test

    Cricket

    Josh Hazlewood

    Australia seamer Josh Hazlewood is to be rested for the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Oval. Hazlewood, 24, has taken 16 wickets at an impressive average of 25.75 in the series despite the tourists surrendering the urn with a game to spare.

    Coach Darren Lehmann has opted to sit him out of the finale due to a heavy recent workload and unspecified 'niggling problems'. Josh has played six Tests since the West Indies tour and the last nine Tests for Australia, as well as playing an important part in the World Cup," said Lehmann.

  70. Glenagles a non-starter at York

    Horse racing

    Gleneagles will not run in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Wednesday, said trainer Aidan O'Brien.

    The much-anticipated clash between 2,000 Guineas victor Gleneagles and Derby winner Golden Horn and had been in doubt because of rain at York racecourse.

  71. Thauvin having Newcastle medical

    Football

    Mick Lowes

    BBC Newcastle football commentator

    Florian Thauvin

    BBC Newcastle understands Marseille winger Florian Thauvin is currently finalising a medical ahead of signing a five-year deal with Newcastle United for a fee in the region of £13m.

    The 22-year-old year old would become Steve McClaren's fourth major signing of the summer, with Remy Cabella joining Marseille on loan as part of the deal, with a view to a permanent transfer to the south of France.

  72. Pedro poised for Chelsea move

    #bbcsportsday

    Sir Shomes: I truly wonder whether the happy Cesc Fabregas and miserable Victor Valdes had parts to play in the Pedro saga...

    A very fine point, Sir Shomes. Might an out of favour Valdes, a team-mate of Pedro's at Barcelona, have been less thsn glowing about life at Old Trafford?

  73. Man Utd target Pedro to Chelsea?

    Paper reaction

  74. Liverpool duo to face off

    Boxing

    Liverpool fighters Callum Smith and Rocky Fielding will put their unbeaten records on the line when they meet for the vacant British super-middleweight title on 7 November.

    Smith [17-0, 12KOs] and Fielding [21-0, 12KOs] are two of the biggest prospects in the 168lb division and will battle it out at the Echo Arena for the title vacated by Smith's brother Paul.

  75. 'No agreement with any club'

    Football

    Former Newcastle United and Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton responds to reports that he is close to joining Championship Nottingham Forest...

  76. Happy birthday

    Marco Materazzi

    Well done to those of you who worked out that the former Everton player and World Cup winner celebrating his 42nd birthday on Wednesday is Marco Materazzi. The Italian was, of course, the man headbutted by Zinedine Zidane in the 2006 World Cup final.

    Aside from Materazzi, Hull's former Newcastle defender Ryan Taylor is 31, two-time Ryder Cup player Gordon Brand Jnr is 57 and Mary Joe Fernandez, a former doubles champion at the Australian and French Opens, is 44.

  77. Pistorius release in doubt?

    Athletics

    The head of South Africa's Department of Justice could "intervene" to prevent Oscar Pistorius' early release from prison.

    Speaking just two days before the Olympic athlete is expected to leave jail and move to house arrest, the department said Justice Minister Michael Masutha is checking to see if the decision by a parole board in June was correct and "in compliance with the law".

    "He [Masutha] is seeking legal opinion on whether he is empowered by law to intervene if necessary," the department said.

  78. Van Dijk one of four in Southampton's sights

    Football

    Richard Winton

    BBC Sport

    Southampton could make a move for defender Virgil van Dijk after Celtic's Champions League play-off tie with Malmo is completed.

    Virgil van Dijk

    The clubs were in contact earlier this summer but the Scottish champions are refusing to entertain offers until their attempt to qualify for the group stages is resolved.

    Dutchman Van Dijk, 24, heads a list of four centre backs Southampton are monitoring - a list which also includes Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly - and would cost the Premier League club a reported £12m.

  79. Get involved - dodgy predicitions

    Tweet #mybadprediction

    Back to that question we were asking earlier - what's the worst prediction you've heard/made?

    Adam Terris: Upon a win again Kilmarnock, my friend's dad predicted Hibs were on the verge of a golden era. We got relegated that season

    D. P. Hodgson: After a couple of promising performances for Man City, I started referring to Georgios Samaras as the 'New Bergkamp'.

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    Richard: I said Luiz Suarez wouldn't amount to much at Liverpool. Hey, look, I'm an Evertonian ok.

    Andy Read: Every time a Liverpool fan says the immortal 'This is our year'.

  80. Anderson 'gutted' to miss Oval Test

    Cricket

    More from England captain Alastair Cook after bowler James Anderson was ruled out [see 12:20 entry] of the fifth and final Ashes Test against Australia at the Oval, which starts on Thursday.

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    "Unfortunately he's not going to make it," Cook said. "He's gutted about it. He's made really good progress from where he was at Edgbaston but this is a week or so too soon.

    "He bowled in the nets yesterday but at about 60-70 per cent and that's not how you go into a game. He's really gutted. The medical team have been brilliant with him but he's still about a week away."

  81. Options for Pulis

    Football

    Steve Hermon

    BBC WM Sport

    Just further on Saido Berahino, manager Tony Pulis won't want an unhappy player unsettling his squad and he has bolstered his striking options this summer with the signing of Rickie Lambert and the record capture of Salomon Rondon, perhaps with a view to preparing for life without the England Under 21 International.

  82. Money talks

    Football

    Rob Gurney

    BBC WM Sport

    West Bromwich Albion rejecting Tottenham's initial overtures for Saido Berahino is just the opening salvo in what could become a protracted saga in the closing weeks of the transfer window.

    There are fewer more determined chairmen in the game than Jeremy Peace and Daniel Levy, so it'll be really interesting to see who wins this particular battle of wills.

    Saido Berahino

    Should Spurs come back with an offer in excess of £20m - as has been reported - then that will be very difficult to refuse.

    Furthermore, by saying they don't want to sell, Peace is leaving the ball in Berahino's court. If the striker indicates he wants to go, then that will accelerate the process.

    Either way, this whole scenario still has some distance to run.

  83. Spurs Berahino chase still on

    Football

    The Evening Standard is reporting that Tottenham are planning to lodge a second bid of £22m for West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

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    The Baggies released a statement on their website yesterday saying they had rejected an offer from Spurs - understood to be in the region of £15m - and claiming the 22-year-old is not for sale.

    Tottenham are prepared to trreble Berahino's £15,000-a-week wage, according to the Standard.

  84. World Athletics Championship

    This is the BBC Sport team which will present unrivalled coverage of the World Athletics Championships which take place from 22-30 August in Beijing.

    BBC Sport

    They also look like they may make a decent band. Perhaps they could perform GB's entry for next year's Eurovision Song Contest...

    But back to the athletics. BBC TV, radio and online will cover every event, showing 70 hours of action across BBC One and BBC Two and an hour-long evening highlights show. Do not miss it.

    Coverage begins with a World Athletics Championships: A Beijing Special on BBC Two on Friday, 21 August at 19:00 BST

  85. Man Utd target Pedro to Chelsea?

    Paper reaction

  86. Inler set for debut

    Football

    Leicester have confirmed that Inler will be available to make his debut on Saturday, when the Foxes host Tottenham aiming to make it three wins from three.

  87. Where does Inler fit in?

    Football

    Jason Bourne

    BBC Radio Leicester

    Leicester City's capture of Gokhan Inler could be the final piece of Claudio Ranieri's jigsaw before the closure of the transfer window next month.

    Gokhan Inler

    The Italian head coach has gone on record stating he wanted a midfielder to replace Esteban Cambiasso and the Swiss international looks like he's his man.

    Before the announcement, Ranieri said: "Inler is a good player with a good career. He's another leader, another central midfielder who can play very well with the ball."

    But who will Inler replace in a City side that have won their first two Premier League fixtures?

  88. Pique hit with ban

    Football

    Barcelona centre back Gerard Pique has been banned for four matches after he was sent off for insulting a linesman in Monday's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Athletic Bilbao.

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    Barca can appeal and may get the sanction reduced, but if that fails the Spain international will miss the the club's opening four La Liga matches, including Sunday's trip to play Bilbao and the game at Atletico Madrid on 12 September.

    Pique apologised for his dismissal via his Twitter account on Tuesday, but denied using insulting language.

  89. Cullen gets Leinster job

    Rugby Union

    Leo Cullen has been appointed as the new Leinster coach on a two-year deal.

    Former Ireland international Cullen succeeds Matt O'Connor who departed from the job after the Irish province's disappointing campaign last season.

    Leo Cullen with Matt O'Connor last season

    Cullen, 37, was forwards coach during the last year of O'Connor's reign and was installed at interim coach after the Australian's exit in May.

    The new Leinster coach, who won 32 Ireland caps, captained the province to their three Heineken Cup triumphs.

  90. Get Involved - Man Utd out of Pedro race

    #bbcsportsday

    Myles: He might be good, but not bothered #MUFC aren't buying Pedro. Rather get a no. 9 in. Wingers: Depay, Young, Januzaj, Valencia.

    Steven Gilroy: Very happy with our options out wide. Depay, Januzaj, Mata, Young and Valencia. We need a striker not another winger.

    Jade Babb: #mufc #ridiculous won't pay £30mil for Pedro, here comes 4th place again.

  91. Leicester sign Inler

    Football

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    Inler has more than 80 caps for Switzerland and has played for his country at two World Cups and Euro 2008.

    Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri has been chasing a new midfielder after failing to persuade Esteban Cambiasso to stay at the club, and has already signed N'Golo Kante from Caen to beef up his options.

  92. BreakingLeicester sign Inler

    Football

    Gokhan Inler

    Leicester have confirmed they have signed Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler.

    The 31-year-old, who will cost the Foxes a reported £3m, signed for Napoli from Udinese in 2011.

  93. All the best

    Football

  94. Essien's influence on new Chelsea signing

    Football

    New Chelsea defender Baba Rahman says Michael Essien helped influence his decision to join the club. Essien, 32, won two league titles, four FA Cups, one Champions League and one League Cup during nine years at the club.

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    Rahman, who has joined from Bundesliga side FC Augsburg, is the third Ghanaian to sign for Chelsea following Essien and Christian Atsu.

    "Yes, I watched him [Essien] whenever I could. In Ghana they only showed the Premier League at that time so I was always watching him, he was a great player for Chelsea," Rahman, 21, tells Chelsea's website.

  95. Get Involved - Man Utd out of Pedro race

    #bbcsportsday

    A Halpern: One mistake is ok...this many? Ed Woodward should go back to banking. It doesn't matter whether Pedro is right for us or not.

    John Davies: Let's hope they have something special to make up for Pedro, Bale? Muller? Ibra?

    Abdullah Ibrahim: Man Utd are too slow in the transfer market which give their rivals the opportunity to beat them to players.

  96. BreakingAnderson out of Oval Test

    Cricket

    England bowler Jimmy Anderson

    England bowler Jimmy Anderson will not play in the final Ashes Test of the summer, which starts at the Oval on Thursday. Anderson has not recovered from the side strain that ruled him out of the last Test against Australia at Trent Bridge.

  97. Man Utd target Pedro to Chelsea?

    Paper reaction

  98. Get Involved - Man Utd out of Pedro race

    #bbcsportsday

    David Hilton: Can't say I'm too bothered about #MUFC not signing Pedro, don't think he was right for us. Would much rather we sign Muller.

    Esther Gore: More failings again Man Utd, way too slow on transfers.

    Stuie Neale: Man Utd now know what it feels like to miss out on transfers.

  99. Man Utd target Pedro to Chelsea?

    Paper reaction

  100. Barton for Forest?

    Football gossip

    Joey Barton

    From Pedro to ... Joey Barton, obviously.

    The former QPR, Manchester City and Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton, 32, is poised to sign for Nottingham Forest on a long-term deal, the Sun is reporting.

  101. 'Man Utd say Chelsea will sign Pedro'

    Football

    More on reports Pedro is heading for Chelsea - instead of Manchester United. Here's some information from the Independent's chief sports writer...

  102. Pedro flies in after £20m Chelsea bid

    Football

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    Just spoken to a contact at Barcelona. I'm told Pedro boarded a plane at 11:30 local time (10:30 BST) to fly to London to finalise his move to Chelsea. The bid from Chelsea is 28m euros (£19.7m) plus a further 2m euros (£1.4m) in add ons.

  103. Pedro - what the papers say

    Football

    Why does Pedro seem likely to end up at Chelsea rather than Man United? here's what some of the papers are saying.

    Daily Mail: "Pedro was understood to be unimpressed by United's pursuit after failing to be convinced that they really wanted him to join."

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    The Guardian: "United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward flew to Spain earlier this week and had been confident a deal would be concluded once the precise structure of the payments over a £22m move had been agreed."

    Daily Express: "Manchester City have also been linked with Pedro, but he looks poised to move to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho made a dramatic late hijacking for the forward last night."

  104. Man Utd target Pedro to Chelsea?

    #bbcsportsday

    Let us know your thoughts at #bbcsportsday

  105. Man Utd target Pedro to Chelsea?

    Football

    Spanish paper Marca are saying that Chelsea and Barca agreed a fee late on Tuesday of €28m plus another €2m in add-ons, bettering the offer of €25m plus €5m from United.

    AS are reporting that talks between United and Barca collapsed over the amount and form of payment.

  106. Man Utd drop Pedro interest

    Football

    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    BBC Sport can confirm that Manchester United are no longer interested in signing Pedro.

  107. Man Utd target Pedro to Chelsea?

    Football

    Phil McNulty

    BBC chief football writer

    So it now looks like Manchester United's lengthy pursuit of Barcelona's Pedro will end in the player moving to Chelsea. He will be a fine addition for Jose Mourinho as he is a player loved at the Nou Camp even among the superstars such as Lionel Messi.

    Big blow for Manchester United and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who had been trying to close out a deal only to see Chelsea move in, with Pedro now looking certain to end up at Stamford Bridge.

  108. Why Pedro's a wanted man

    Football

    Pedro
  109. BreakingMan Utd target Pedro to Chelsea?

    Football

    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    Several media organisations are reporting that Manchester United are no longer in contention to sign Barcelona winger Pedro and that he is instead due in London today for a medical and to sign for Chelsea.

    I understand Chelsea are keen to complete the deal.

    Reading between the lines it seems more advanced than that, but Chelsea at this stage are declining to comment.

  110. Long and winding road

    Football

  111. Foxes swoop

    Football gossip

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    Sky Sports News report that Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler has passed a medical at Leicester and agreed personal terms.

  112. 'Positives outweigh negatives for Man Utd'

    Football

    Bill Rice

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Manchester United look far from a team ready to challenge for the Champions' League title on the evidence of the win over Club Brugge, but at least there were some signs of positive, attacking football following two unconvincing wins in the Premier League.

    Wayne Rooney

    The big plus was the performance of two-goal hero Memphis Depay, who looks much more dangerous cutting in from the left on to his right foot. Chris Smalling looked solid in central defence, and Luke Shaw was impressive at left-back.

    On the flip side it's now nine games without a goal for United for Wayne Rooney, while Michael Carrick was also subbed off at half-time having scored the early own goal.

  113. Get involved - dodgy predicitions

    Tweet #mybadprediction

    Tholakele: I though David de Gea would want to retire at United after we turned him into a beast.

    Josh Court: Dancing round the living room thinking United had won the league, then....AGUEROOOOO!!!

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    Niall Tulip: I once said to a Gunner that United's Anderson would come better than Fabregas. Whoopsy.

    Mark: Didn't Scotland once predict they would win the World Cup? Maybe it was a long term aim?

  114. Pedro to Chelsea?

    Football

    This could well prove to be the biggest story of the day by quite a distance.

    Several media organisations both here and in Spain are now reporting that Barcelona winger Pedro is flying to London today to seal a £22m move to Chelsea.

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    This will surely leave Man United fuming - Louis van Gaal had been trying to tie up a deal for the winger for the last fortnight and more.

    More on this story as it happens.

  115. Chelsea seal £22m Pedro deal?

    Football gossip

    Mail Online sports editor Mike Anstead tweets...

    And Mail Online football writer Mike Keegan adds...

  116. Destro opts against Norwich move

    Football

    Phil Daley

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Norwich City target Mattia Destro has opted to join Bologna after leaving Roma.

    The 24-year-old Italy striker confirmed his new club via social media... 

    Loosely, Destro is saying that his "Bologna adventure" is beginning and he want to "repay the trust" of his new club. Or some such.

  117. Get involved - dodgy predictions

    Tweet #mybadprediction

    We want the worst predictions you've heard or made.

    BigRedEgg: My friend bet me that Anthony Le Tellec would prove to be a better signing than Christianity Ronaldo.

    Mubeen.S: C Ronaldo scuffed his shot wide from half a yard in 06/07 against Sheff U, I said he was rubbish, I was only nine-years-old though.

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    Henry Ashman: I'm not sure which was worse, Spain or Brazil to win the world cup last year, take your pick I guess.

    Jack Jackson: Phil Clarke said Salford Devils would win Super League, they finished 10th. And again this year ... they finished 11th.

  118. Room for Liverpool improvement

    Football

    Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana says there is room for improvement despite the club's 100% winning start to the campaign.

    The Reds head to Arsenal next Monday with two wins from two after back-to-back 1-0 wins over Stoke City and Bournemouth.

    Liverpool's Adam Lallana (left)

    "Six points out of six and two clean sheets - that's massive for us confidence wise," Lallana tells the Liverpool Echo.

    "There is definitely room for improvement in our performances but that will come. It's great we got three points against Bournemouth without playing our best football."

  119. Norwich make move for Wolves' Afobe?

    Football gossip

    Wolves manager Kenny Jackett has already said Afobe, who signed in Arsenal in January, is not for sale.

  120. Voting over

    Our vote has now closed and your thoughts on our question - Do Man Utd need to sign a top-class striker? - were pretty resounding.

    82% voted yes, 15% now, with the remaining 3% saying they didn't know.

    Will Louis van Gaal bring in another frontman before the window closes? Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

  121. Sheringham may ditch 'Mr Nice Guy'

    Football

    Teddy Sheringham

    Like Alice Cooper before him, Stevenage manager Teddy Sheringham says he may ditch his "Mr Nice Guy" approach as he continues to wait for his first win in management.

    The League Two club have managed one draw and three defeats so far this season.

    "We need to get accustomed to what it takes to win football matches - get ruthless with each other," the 49-year-old former England forward told BBC Three Counties Radio.

  122. Get involved - dodgy predictions

    Tweet #mybadprediction

    Claxton: When Rodney Marsh predicted Kevin Phillips wouldn't score 6 goals in the Premier League and he went on to score 30.

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    Sushil Kakkar: Australia to clean sweep the Ashes 2015! Oops.

    Jay Sridhar: Gary Cahill to Chelsea, thought he would flop for sure. Mind you, I was right on Ben Haim and Sidwell to Chelsea.

    Derek Stevenson: I remember when I said Messi was a myth, overrated!

  123. Wednesday brunch

    Football

    I don't know about you but I just about managed a gulp of coffee and a slice of toast for breakfast before work. Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado looks like he rustled up something far more tempting...

  124. Beer, chips and soap

    Formula 1

    Formula 1 returns from a mid-season on Sunday with the Belgium Grand Prix. Here's the key stats and facts.

    Belgian Grand Prix graphic

    Accessible version available here

  125. It's a long and winding road

    Football

    On the back of Carlisle's marathon trip to Plymouth, they keep on coming...

  126. 'I apologise'

    Football

    Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has apologised for being sent off in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup but denied insulting the assistant referee.

    The 28-year-old confronted the official during Monday's game against Athletic Bilbao, which they drew 1-1 to lose 5-1 on aggregate.

    Gerard Pique

    "I want to apologise because the attitude with which I protested was not the correct one," he tweeted. "At no point did I direct any insult towards the assistant referee."

    The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is expected to announce Pique's punishment on Wednesday.

  127. Get involved - dodgy predictions

    Tweet #mybadprediction

    We want to know the worst prediction you've heard, or made yourself.

    Scott Johnson: After Wayne Rooney's first Premier League goal v Arsenal my Grandad claimed we wouldn't see his name again except for pub quizzes...

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    NoptaJoe: At the start of the united game last night my housemate announced that Memphis was absolutely useless.

    Andrew Priestley: When Liverpool signed Bruno Cheyrou, then manager Gerard Houllier claimed that he was the 'new Zidane'. He definitely wasn't.

  128. Liverpool say no

    Football

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    Sky Sports News report that Liverpool have rejected initial approaches from Roma and Bayern Leverkusen for 25-year-old defender Mamadou Sakho.

    The French international signed for the Reds in September 2013, an £18m buy from Paris St-Germain.

  129. Fixture list

    Football

    There is more Champions League qualifying action tonight, including a big game for Celtic.

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    And there are four fixtures in the Championship too - Bristol City v Leeds, Hull v Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday v Reading, and Wolves v QPR. All kick-off at 19:45 BST.

  130. 4,000 miles for a thrashing

    Football

    On the back of Carlisle's trip to Plymouth last night, more tales of long-distance travels. This one will take some beating...

  131. Clark ready for new job

    Football

    Former Newcastle United and Fulham midfielder Lee Clark says he has not been put off management by his experience at Blackpool - and is ready for his next challenge.

    Clark, 42, lasted seven months at Bloomfield Road before resigning after relegation to League One. His last game in charge of Blackpool ended in chaos when a pitch invasion resulted in the game with Huddersfield being abandoned.

    Lee Clark

    "I thought I could go in there and lift things and get the club out of the mess. It was more deep-rooted than I imagined," Clark tells the Newcastle Chronicle.

    On his future he adds: "I've also had lots of offers from managers around the country to pop in and watch them train. I will take that up at home and abroad. While I am not in the game I will use my time wisely."

  132. Norwich move for Assaidi?

    Football gossip

    The Mirror are reporting that Norwich are ready to move for former Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi, who is currently with Al-Ahli Dubai.

  133. Fight club

    American football

    The season has not even started yet but that did not stop players from the Dallas Cowboys and St Louis Rams from getting involved in a fight during a joint training session as they step up their preparations for the upcoming campaign.

  134. That's commitment

    Football

    Carlisle fans who thought they had a long trip to Plymouth last night, think again.

    Not sure whether we're impressed or slightly alarmed...

  135. Arsenal to miss out on Benzema

    Football gossip

    Real Madrid are unwilling to sell Karim Benzema to Arsenal and are using the Gunners interest to prove they retain the ability keep their best players, reports Wednesday's London Evening Standard.

    Karim Benzema

    The report adds: "Arsene Wenger is keen on bringing the 27-year-old to Emirates Stadium and was initially encouraged when Rafael Benitez took charge at the Bernabeu due to his interest in playing Cristiano Ronaldo as a central striker.

    "However, Standard Sport understands that Real president Florentino Perez is a huge admirer of Benzema and has made it clear that he wants the striker to stay at the club having only last summer signed a contract extension running to 2019."

  136. Proclaimers latest

    Now you're just being silly...

  137. Happy birthday to who?

    A good guess Alerick (see 08:45). All will be revealed shortly...

  138. Get involved - dodgy predictions

    Tweet #mybadprediction

    Your turn to get involved please.

    It is 20 years to the day since Alan Hansen took to the Match of the Day sofa and proclaimed that Man United would 'never win anything with kids'.

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    Famously, United went on to not only win the Premier League title but the FA Cup to boot - Eric Cantona's late goal seeing off Liverpool in the final.

    So we want to know this: What is the worst sporting prediction you've heard, or the worst you've made yourself?

    You can get in touch two ways, either tweet to #mybadprediction or post a message at the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  139. Man Utd make £60m Muller bid?

    Football gossip

    Bild

    Manchester United have made a £60m bid for Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, according to German newspaper Bild.

    United manager Louis van Gaal made Muller, 25, a key part of his Bayern team during his spell in charge at the club between 2009 and 2011, with Kicker magazine previously describing Muller as Van Gaal's 'star pupil'.

  140. 'Sneeze and your eyeball may fall out'

    Football

    How about this astonishing story in the Scottish Sun...

    Steven Anderson

    St Johnstone defender Steven Anderson was warned by doctors not to sneeze for two weeks in case he dislodged his eyeball. Yip, you read that correctly.

    The centre-back had surgery to stabilise his left eye after being clattered by an elbow and suffering a fractured eye socket during the Scottish Premiership club's Europa League encounter with Alashkert.

  141. Oops

    Proclaimers latest...

    It seems a few of you may have picked up on our, ahem, deliberate mistake at 09:10.

    However, it's important to point out that, as far as we're aware, they didn't actually walk 1,000 miles, just threatened to. Though if they did, they would have such sore feet they would definitely fall down at your door on completion of their epic and admirable trek.

  142. On this day

    Football

    Robbie Keane

    In 1999, Robbie Keane became the then most expensive teenager in British football, completing a £6m move from Wolves to Coventry.

  143. Smalling impresses

    Football

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Chris Smalling is emerging as one of Louis van Gaal's first choice centre-backs and he caught the eye in Manchester United's win over Club Brugge...

  144. Playing for the shirt

    Football

    Dirk Kuyt

    Dirk Kuyt's children seem pleased to discover that their father is rejoining Feyenoord...

  145. New injury setback for Kiwis

    Rugby League

    New Zealand have suffered another major injury blow ahead of their end-of-season tour to England with the loss of winger Manu Vatuvei.

    The 29-year-old key man is the latest player to be ruled out of contention for the tour, which begins with a warm-up match against Leeds on 23 October before the first Test in Hull on 1 November.

    Already sidelined are Thomas Leuluai, Shaun Johnson and centre Dean Whare.

  146. On the road ... again

    Football