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Matt Parratt and Neil Johnston

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  1. Farewell

    That's it for Friday's Sportsday Live. Many thanks for your company. We're back bright and breezy on Monday at 08:00 BST with reaction from a busy weekend of sport as well as breaking news as the countdown continues to the football transfer deadline.

  2. What you may have missed...


    More shenanigans from birthday boy Usain Bolt.

  3. Team news

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


    West Ham's Mauro Zarate suffered a hamstring injury in training and will be sidelined for around three weeks.The Hammers will also be without suspended goalkeeper Adrian for the first time in 58 matches so Darren Randolph is set to deputise.

    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has no new injury concerns, with Harry Arter (groin) the only long-term absentee. Shaun MacDonald has overcome a toe injury, while Sylvain Distin and Tyrone Mings await their debuts for the club.

  4. Team news

    Sunderland v Swansea (Sat, 15:00 BST)


    Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat is expected to make changes to the starting line-up in the wake of dispiriting back-to-back defeats. Jordi Gomez is nearing a return to fitness but will not be considered this weekend.

    Ki Sung-yueng is Swansea's only fitness doubt for the game against one of his former clubs. The South Korean midfielder suffered a hamstring injury on the opening day of the season at Chelsea.

  5. What you may have missed...


    Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood says he has a 'love-hate' relationship with teenage midfielder Jack Grealish.

    The 19-year-old has been warned about his off-field behaviour,and Sherwood tells the Birmingham Mail: "He’s a superb talent for this football club and young kids make mistakes.

    “Hopefully he’s over that and he can learn from it.I love him and hate him at the same time."

  6. Team news

    Norwich v Stoke (Sat, 15:00 BST)


    Norwich City manager Alex Neil could select the same starting line-up that beat Sunderland last weekend. The injured trio of Kyle Lafferty,Youssouf Mulumbu and Martin Olsson remain on the sidelines.

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says club record signing Xherdan Shaqiri will be involved at some stage of the match. Marc Wilson could make his first appearance of the season after injury but Bojan is more likely to return on Tuesday in the League Cup.

  7. Lee signs for Luton


    League Two side Luton Town  sign 24-year-old midfielder Olly Lee  on a short-term deal. Lee was a free agent after leaving Birmingham City at the end of last season.

  8. What you may have missed...


    From the Match Of The Day studio to the Ashes... 

  9. Rooney could miss birth

    World Athletics Championships

    Men's 400m specialist Martyn Rooney could miss the birth of his first child as he prepares to lead the GB team at the World Athletics Championships.

    Rooney was a late addition to the squad after enduring a mixed season. He said: "It would have been very tough [to miss out]. 

    "It was already quite tough for me - my wife is due in three days, our first child... now that I am here, I have one job to do and that's run well."

    Martyn Rooney
  10. Team news

    Leicester v Tottenham (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Leicester City midfielder Gokhan Inler goes straight into the squad after signing from Napoli this week.Defender Christian Fuchs is expected to be fit after illness, leaving Matty James as the only absentee.

    Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has recovered from a tight calf, which caused him to be substituted against Stoke. Winger Andros Townsend has an ankle injury and will not feature but new recruit Clinton Njie is available.

  11. What you may have missed...


    You can watch a special World Athletics Championships preview on BBC Two at 19:00 BST today.

  12. Maloney set for Hull


    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    "Scotland midfielderShaun Maloneyis expected to fly out of Chicago later today ahead of an impending move toHull.

    "Tigers boss Steve Bruce targeted Maloney, 32, to help strengthen his side's push for an immediate return to the Premier League.

    "MLS side Chicago Fire were reluctant to lose Maloney, who only joined them at the start of the season.

    "But Maloney is keen to return to the UK and it seems Bruce has got his way."


  13. Team news

    Crystal Palace v Aston Villa (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Crystal Palacehave no new injury concerns ahead of Aston Villa's visit.

    Julian Speroni andMarouane Chamakhare not yet fit, but summer signingBakary Sakocould be included in the squad for the first time.

    Aston Villa'sJack Grealishcould play for the first time this season after making a goalscoring return from a hamstring injury for the Under-21 side on Monday.

    Carles Giland new signingAdama Traorealso played in that game to build up their fitness and could be involved.

  14. Cockayne extends Hull KR deal

    Rugby League

    Ben Cockayne

    Hull KR winger Ben Cockayne has signed a one-year contract extension with the Challenge Cup finalists. 

    The 32-year-old, who previously played for the Robins between 2006 and 2011, rejoined the club from Wakefield for the 2014 Super League season. 

    "I just want to keep playing for this club which has been a big part of my life," Cockayne, who had made 23 league appearances this season, told BBC Radio Humberside. 

  15. 'Can't wait'

    Man Utd v Newcastle (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    Don't worry, Bastian. Not long to wait now...

  16. Team news

    Man Utd v Newcastle (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    Manchester United

    Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini completes a ban while Phil Jones remains absent with thrombosis.Bastian Schweinsteiger could make his first start for the Red Devils but Marcos Rojo is still not match fit.

    Newcastle could give a debut to new winger Florian Thauvin but defender Daryl Janmaat is banned after being sent off at Swansea last weekend.

    Midfielder Moussa Sissoko was substituted in that game with a groin injury but he could still play.

  17. Virus hits Cardiff squad


    Cardiff City have been hit by sickness before their game with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Championship.

    Manager Russell Slade will select his team as late as possible to assess the affects of a virus on his squad.

    "There are a couple of viruses knocking around. We have to get to the bottom of that as soon as we can," he said.

    Russell Slade
  18. Moyes curbs dreams of Europe


    David Moyes says European football is a step too far for his Real Sociedad team right now.

    The former Manchester United and Everton boss, who led the club to a respectable 12th place finish in La Liga last season, said: "Considering what we did last season, looking to Europe is a very big step.

    "I hope we can do it but I don't think we have to have that expectation from the start."

    We'll have live text commentary from La Liga on Saturday as Atletico Madrid host Las Palmas at 19:30 BST.

    David Moyes
  19. BBC coverage

  20. Quiz time



    Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard play against each other in the MLS on Sunday  But how much do you know about the duo or the league itself. Test yourself in this quiz.

  21. Froome ready for Vuelta


     "I've had a good rest and I'm ready for my next challenge." Chris Froome there as he prepares his bid to become only the third rider in history to win the Vuelta a Espana and the Tour de France in the same year.

    Frenchmen Jacques Anquetil (1963) and Bernard Hinault (1978) are the only riders to have previously achieved the feat.

    The third and final Grand Tour of 2015 starts on Saturday, but some riders have been critical of the condition of parts of the course. Read more about that here.

    Chris Froome
  22. Watch Bolt v Gatlin

    World Athletics Championships

    The eyes of the world will be on Beijing for the World Athletics Championships this weekend, for various reasons.

    One of which will be a showdown between an out-of-form Usain Bolt and a very in-form Justin Gatlin in the men's 100m. 

    So, to whet your appetites for the possible dethroning of the Jamaican sprinter and world's fastest man, here's a video of their juiciest battles to date.

    Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin
  23. Coe 'has hell of a job ahead of him'


    Boxing promoter Barry Hearn has told BBC Radio Live that new IAAF boss Lord Coe must tackle doping or risk the sport's credibility being damaged for good.

    He told The Friday Sports Panel: “I think he’s got a hell of a job ahead of him."

    Hearn added that drug cheats "have got to be treated in a draconian fashion to send out the clearest warning signals".

    Watch a Beijing Special ahead of the World Athletics Championships on BBC Two, tonight at 19:00 BST.

    Lord Coe
  24. Pedro trains with Chelsea


    Will he make his debut at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday?

  25. Shearer's the daddy

    BBC Sport pundit and former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer casts his mind back to a moment he's unlikely to ever forget...

  26. Salford boss Harris set to leave

    Rugby League

    Iestyn Harris

    Iestyn Harris is set to leave his position as head coach of Salford Red Devils, reports BBC Radio Manchester.

    It is understood the former dual-code Wales international is in talks over a severance deal, with his contract due to run until the end of next season. 

    Harris, 39, has officially been on sick leave since Salford's loss at Hull KR in June, but watched Huddersfield's win at St Helens on Thursday for the BBC.

  27. Get Involved

    Your Best Goal - #bbcsportsday

    Tim Stubbs: Paul Gascoigne's class goal for England against Scotland in Euro '96. Sheer, delightful brilliance. And then that celebration!   

    Martin Woolhouse: Trevor Sinclair's overhead kick, FA Cup 4th rd. Certainly never been a better overhead!   

    We're frankly amazed this has only been mentioned once so far, Martin. Keep them coming...

    Trevor Sinclair
  28. City bound?


    Some more reports saying Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is very, very close to a move to Manchester City. 

    Talksport claims City are now in advanced negotiations with Wolfsburg over a fee and hope to conclude a deal imminently.

  29. Watch 'Tinkerman' Ranieri on Football Focus


    Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri is on Football Focus this Saturday at the earlier time of 11:30 BST. He's been speaking about the Foxes' surprising start to the season and how he 'loves' being known as the 'Tinkerman'. 

    You can watch a sneak preview here.

    Claudio Ranieri
  30. Mane 'wants to stay at Saints'


    Sadio Mane

    Manchester United transfer target Sadio Mane wants to stay at Southampton, Saints boss Ronald Koeman claims.

    "He wants to stay and he know there’s no bid for the player," Koeman tells the Southern Daily Echo.

    "His agent knows, he knows, I know - everybody knows. I don't know why you have to think about rumours."  

  31. Cole out of Roma squad


    Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole has been left out of Roma's squad for their first Serie A match of the season against Hellas Verona on Saturday.

    "Ashley Cole will not be in the squad, that’s a club decision, in that we’ve taken it all together," said Roma boss Rudi Garcia.

    Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who is on loan from Arsenal, will start for Roma.

    Ashley Cole
  32. Get Involved


    If somewhere between being a kid and growing up, moving started to look more like hard work than fun and games, the chances are that you could use a bit more activity in your life. 

    Everyday Athletics is about the fun things that you can do to get a little bit more movement in your life.

    We want to hear about how you stay active while juggling everything else in your life. Tweet us at #everydayathletics and click here for some inspiration.

  33. Shaqiri ready for Stoke debut


    A line from earlier courtesy of our colleagues at BBC Radio Stoke...

  34. Ogogo dancer

    Strictly Come Dancing

    Middleweight boxer Anthony Ogogo is doing Strictly Come Dancing this year because he is unable to box until December due to a dislocated shoulder.

    The 26-year-old 2012 Olympic bronze medallist had surgery following his most recent fight against Ruslan Schelev.

    "Punching for 16 weeks is impossible," Ogogo said on Twitter. "So this amazing opportunity has presented itself whilst I'm recovering from my shoulder operation.

    "My choices were sulk (and) sit on my backside whilst rehabbing my shoulder or whilst I'm unable to box make the most of this amazing opportunity."

    Anthony Ogogo
  35. Morecambe duo banned


    Two players from League Two Morecambe - midfielder  Kevin Ellison and defender  Ryan Edwards  - will both serve three-match suspensions with immediate effect after each admitted an FA charge of violent conduct.

    The pair were charged following Morecambe’s game against Wycombe Wanderers on 18 August.

    It was alleged the players’ behaviour, which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video after the end of the fixture, constituted violent conduct.

  36. Rugby Union

    France v England (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    England World Cup winner Mike Catt has weighed into the problem at centre for coach Stuart Lancaster, saying Luther Burrell must show what he's made of.

    Burrell, Henry Slade, Sam Burgess, Billy Twelvetrees, Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph are all potential options for the Rugby World Cup.

    But Catt said: "We're looking for some good stuff from Luther - we just want Luther to be Luther. No one understands the centre dilemma better than him.

     "Luther had a very good Six Nations and played exceptionally well alongside Joseph... it's their opportunity to go and shine."

    Luther Burrell
  37. Former Brazil boss breaks hand


    Vanderlei Luxemburgo

    Former Real Madrid boss Vanderlei Luxemburgo has broken his left hand after being knocked over by an opposing team player during a match in Brazil.

    Luxemburgo, who has also managed Brazil, was in charge of Cruzeiro in a cup match when Palmeiras forward Dudu accidentally crashed into him.

  38. More success for GB

    Disability sport

    BBC Scotland's David McDaid:  "Great Britain's paracanoeists have won a gold and a silver on day three of the Canoe Sprint World Championships in Milan.

    "Jeannette Chippington claimed the gold in the KL1 200m, while Robert Oliver took silver in the KL1.

    "That gives Team GB another two spots at next summer's Paralympics in Rio - taking their representation so far to four places.

    "It also means GB's disability athletes have won seven medals in Italy - two golds and five silvers."

  39. Wenger wants Campbell to stay


    Will Joel Campbell be leaving Arsenal before the transfer deadline? 

    Gunners boss Arsene Wenger hopes the 23-year-old Cost Rica international stays despite spending the second half of last season on loan in Spain at Villarreal.

    “At the moment he is here and personally I would like to keep him,” Wenger tells the club's website.

    “I will have to sit down with Joel because I rate him highly as a player and personally if he stays here I am very happy.”

    Joel Campbell
  40. Clubs get offside clarification


    The Premier League has written to clubs this week to clarify the new interpretation of the offside law following Liverpool striker Christian Benteke's goal against Bournemouth on Monday night. 

    Philippe Coutinho appeared to be offside as he stretched for the ball from Jordan Henderson's cross, which was then turned in by Benteke.

    The Premier League said it does "not generally comment on decisions made by match officials" but the expected outcome of Monday's incident should have been an offside decision against Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, according to reports. 

    Christian Benteke
  41. Gardner signs new Villa deal


    Midfielder Gary Gardner signs a new contract at Aston Villa...

  42. Rosberg fastest in second practice

    Belgian Grand Prix

    Nico Rosbergsolidified his fastest time in first practice by leading the pack again in P2. The German led team-mateLewis Hamiltonby three-tenths of a second to clock a 1:49.385 around the Spa circuit.

    BBC Sport has live TV, radio and text coverage of the race weekend.

    Nico Rosberg
    Image caption: Rosberg suffered a rear tyre blowout in second practice
  43. No Saints go marching on


    Adam Blackmore

    BBC Radio Solent sports editor

    "Southampton director of football Les Reed reiterates comment from Ronald Koeman that no players will leave during this window (following links between Mane and Man Utd).

    "Reed told BBC Radio Solent: 'We're not going to sell anybody now. We now need to focus on the matches, the season's started.

    'People should be confident that there aren't going to be any players exiting from the current first team squad.'"

  44. Gray day


    Looks like Brentford striker Andre Gray is edging ever nearer a move to Championship rivals Burnley...

  45. Premier League news conferences


    Short and sweet from both Dick Advocaat at Sunderland and Steve McClaren at Newcastle.

    The main news from Advocaat was that John O'Shea will play against Swansea on Saturday and that he expects better from his team following two losses in their opening two Premier League games.

    McClaren is hopeful that French winger Florian Thauvin can play a part against Manchester United and said he will wait until the last minute to see if Moussa Sissoko will be fit enough to walk out at Old Trafford.

  46. Newcastle United news conference

    Manchester United v Newcastle United (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    Steve McClaren on the health of Moussa Sissoko following an injury last week...

  47. Newcastle United news conference

    Manchester United v Newcastle United (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    Manager Steve McClaren on the possibility of new signing Florian Thauvin starting on the wing against Manchester United: 

  48. Injured Green out of Worlds

    World Athletics Championship

    British 400m hurdler Jack Green is out of the World Athletics Championships due to a "severe onset of sciatica".

    Green, who was also in the 4x400m relay team, said: “I’m disappointed but experience tells me that I have to look forward to what is next and turn every experience in to a positive one. 

    "I didn’t want to let anyone down but I have to accept that for now, this just isn’t my time.”

  49. Sunderland news conference

    Sunderland v Swansea (Sat, 15:00 BST)

  50. Sunderland news conference

    Sunderland v Swansea (Sat, 15:00 BST)

  51. Southampton news conference

    Watford v Southampton (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    That’s a wrap from a relaxed Ronald Koeman. He dismissed speculation of a move for Victor Wanyama to Tottenham, saying “there is no bid and he’s not for sale”, and confirmed the squad has escaped injury-free from Thursday's Europa League match.

    The man himself, on the other hand...

  52. Southampton news conference

    Watford v Southampton (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Ronald Koeman addresses links to Tottenham for Victor Wanyama and the return of Ryan Bertrand and Jordy Clasie...

  53. Southampton news conference

    Watford v Southampton (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Ronald Koeman on the trip to Watford on Sunday:

  54. Njie cleared for Spurs


    More from Tottenham on their recent signing, Cameroonian striker Clinton Njie...

  55. Sunderland news conference

    Sunderland v Swansea (Sat, 15:00 BST)

  56. News conferences


    Sunderland, Newcastle and Southampton are due to hold their pre-match news conferences. We will bring you the latest when we have it.

  57. Abeid leaves Newcastle


    Midfielder Mehdi Abeid has left Newcastle to join Panathinaikos for an undisclosed fee.

    The 23-year-old, who had a successful loan spell at the Greek club during the 2013-14 season, signed for the Magpies in 2011 and made 21 appearances.

    Mehdi Abeid
  58. Birmingham sign Danish striker Brock-Madsen


    Richard Wilford

    BBC WM

    "Birmingham City have signed striker Nicolai Brock-Madsen from Danish side Randers on a four-year contract.

    "We believe the fee to be in the region of £500,000 with possible add-ons to £1m.

    "The 22-year-old Denmark Under-21 striker scored last Sunday in his last appearance for Randers, who are managed by former Blues defender Colin Todd."

  59. New deal for Pepe


    A bit of breaking news from Spain...

  60. Bolt gets flour-bombed

    World Athletics Championships

    More shenanigans from birthday boy Usain Bolt. Looks like that room has got even messier (12:46).

  61. Billings dislocates finger


    Sam Billings

    England one-day wicketkeeper/batsman Sam Billings has dislocated a finger playing for Kent.

    The 24-year-old suffered the injury on the opening morning of their County Championship game against Derbyshire.

    The club confirmed he has been taken to hospital for an x-ray.

    Listen to live commentary here

  62. Get Involved

    Your Best Goal - #bbcsportsday

    Craig Johnston: Defoe's solo effort on loan at Bournemouth. Oxford away on Boxing Day. Beat 6 men before chipping the keeper from 18 yards. 

    Emyr Owen Morris: Thierry Henry goal against Man Utd! Ball comes to him, flicks it up, hits it over his shoulder. Barthez could only watch it go in.

    Tambuwal: Has to be Steven Gerrard v Olympiakos. "Ohhhhhhhh ya beauty, what a hit son, what a hit!"

    We're a big fan of that classic Andy Gray commentary too, Tambuwal.   

    Tweet us at#bbcsportsdayor post on theMatch of the Day Facebookpage.

    Steven Gerrard
  63. Manchester City news conference

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

    Manuel Pellegrini should be smiling as he goes into the third weekend of the Premier League season looking down on the rest. But news defender Pablo Zabaleta is out for at least one month with knee ligament damage is not what he wanted to hear.

    Another revelation from the Manchester City manager's news conference was that defender Nicolas Otamendi, signed from Valencia on a five-year deal worth £32m, is unlikely to start at Everton on Sunday.

    Manuel Pellegrini
  64. Man City 'agree £50m for De Bruyne'


    The Independent is reporting via German paper Bild that Manchester City have agreed a £50m deal for Wolfsburg playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.

    It claims the deal would be worth £7m a year to the Belgian.

    Kevin de Bruyne
  65. Manchester City news conference

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

    Manchester City continue to be linked with Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin de Bruyne...

  66. BBC coverage


    Don't forget you can follow our live text commentary and listen online here...

  67. Manchester City news conference

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

    Manager Manuel Pellegrini on midfielder Fabian Delph, new signing Nicolas Otamendi and City's good start to the season...

  68. Manchester City news conference

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

    More on Pablo Zabaleta's injury. The player tells Manchester City's website:"It happened in training.

    "It's the first time in 12 years of senior football that I've ever been injured like this so it's a blow, especially at the start of the season."

  69. Manchester City news conference

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

    Bad news for full-back Pablo Zabaleta...

    Pablo Zabaleta
  70. De Gea 'won't feature' for United


    Louis van Gaal will again start Sergio Romero ahead ofDavid de Geaagainst Newcastle on Saturday, PA reports.

    The Spaniard is still heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid before the transfer window closes.

    Van Gaal is considering handing Bastian Schweinsteiger his first start, fellow midfielder Marouane Fellaini is suspended, while centre-back Phil Jones (mild thrombosis) and defender Marcos Rojo are unlikely to feature. 

    David de Gea
  71. Chelsea news conference

    West Brom v Chelsea (Sun, 13;30 BST)

    That is it from Jose Mourinho's news conference.

    So John Terry and Thibaut Courtois are expected to start at West Brom on Sunday and it is unknown whether new signing Pedro will be involved.

    Remember you can have a go at predicting at the score in BBC Sport's predictor game here. 

  72. Manchester City news conference

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

    The Daily Mirror's Manchester football correspondent at Manuel Pellegrini's news conference...

    Nicolas Otamendi
  73. Chelsea news conference

    West Brom v Chelsea (Sun, 13:30 BST)

  74. Birthdays

    Usain Bolt? Never heard of him. We'll mention that it's his birthday, though, being kind and generous like that. 

    The Jamaican sprinter is 29 today, and has already celebrated his big day by Periscoping (that's a live broadcasting app) from Beijing for the World Athletics Championships. 

    He was seen riding on a Segway in a rather messy bedroom with his mates. Classic 100m world title defence preparation. 

    As a colleague put it earlier on: "It's impossible to dislike Usain Bolt, isn't it?"

    Usain Bolt
  75. BBC coverage

    The BBC has extensive live coverage of the 2015 World Championships across TV, Red Button, radio, desktop, mobile, tablet and app.  

    And the coverage starts on Friday with a special preview on BBC Two from 19:00 BST.

    On the eve of the 15th World Athletics Championships, from the iconic Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing - the centrepiece of the city's 2008 Olympic Games, Gabby Logan and guests discuss the big stories heading into nine days of competition.

    Full coverage list here.

  76. Chelsea news conference

    West Brom v Chelsea (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    John Stones

    Jose Mourinho on the prospect of signing Everton defender John Stones:

    "I don't speak about players from other clubs.The opportunity window, in these last two weeks, it depends on the opportunities. 

    "Can you do something you believe you can't lose the opportunity to do."

  77. Chelsea news conference

    West Brom v Chelsea (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    Jose Mourinho on the signing of Pedro: "I only want to beat Manchester United on the pitch, our job is to get the best players... Everything started with the fact we understood the player was ready to leave the club of his dreams."

  78. Chelsea news conference

    West Brom v Chelsea (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    Jose Mourinho

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: "We train better than ever because we are not happy with the results. New players are always welcome so I am happy both come to us.

    "I know the Premier League doesn't start tomorrow, it started two weeks ago. People used to call it the transfer window, I call it the opportunity window. It is dangerous because every team can lose players in a minute.

    "But at the same time it is an opportunity window to get players in at the last moment."

  79. Chelsea news conference

    West Brom v Chelsea (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    Will Pedro make his Chelsea debut in the Black Country?

  80. Chelsea news conference

    West Brom v Chelsea (Sun, 13:30 BST_

    This should be entertaining...

  81. Ashes hero Tremlett retires


    More on the news that Surrey fast bowler Chris Tremlett has announced his retirement at the age of 33.

    He took 17 wickets in three Tests to help England to a 3-1 win in the 2010-11 Ashes series in Australia.

    "Wearing the Three Lions was the pinnacle and I enjoyed every minute of the challenge, experience, and ultimately the success that the team had," he posted on twitter.

    Chris Tremlett
  82. Moses to Tottenham?

    Football gossip

    Tottenham Hotspur  hope Pedro’s arrival at Chelsea will encourage their rivals to do business with them over Victor Moses, according to Friday's London Evening Standard.

    Spurs want to sign a winger before the transfer window closes and Moses, 24, is one of the players they want.

  83. Get Involved

    Your Best Goal - #bbcsportsday

    Some great shouts coming in for Your Best Goal. Keep them coming at #bbcsportsday or post on the Match of the Day Facebook page.

    Ian Cookson: Got to be Shearer's sumptuous volley for Newcastle against Everton (2002). Perfect technique from that range.  

    Andy Bee: Zidane. Volley. Sends Hampden into raptures. 

    Rich Cawser: Matt Le Tissier's goal v Blackburn in 1994 was the ultimate screamer. Looks like Flowers is floating as the ball goes in!   

    Matt Le Tissier
  84. Tremlett retires


    Former England bowler Chris Tremlett, 33, announces his retirement from the game.

    "After 16 enjoyable years in a game that has given me so much I feel that now is the right moment to call time on my playing career," the Surrey player tweeted.

  85. 'Sad' Zarate

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

    West Ham United entertain Bournemouth on Saturday but Argentine forward Mauro Zarate will not be involved...

  86. Sunderland face competition

    Football gossip

    Sunderland face competition from Marseille to buy former Swansea City loan signing  Jonathan De Guzman, reports Friday's Sunderland Echo.

    The 27-year-old midfielder is currently at Napoli.

  87. Hyypia appointed Zurich boss


    Former Liverpool defender and Brighton managerSami Hyypiais back in Switzerland with FC Zurich.

  88. Sherwood's love-hate relationship

    Football gossip

    Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood says he has a 'love-hate' relationship with teenage midfielder Jack Grealish.

    The 19-year-old has been warned about his off-field behaviour, and Sherwood tells the Birmingham Mail: "He’s a superb talent for this football club and young kids make mistakes.

    “Hopefully he’s over that and he can learn from it.I love him and hate him at the same time."

    Jack Grealish
  89. Hull set to sign forward Maloney


    Shaun Maloney

    Hull Citymay miss out on Brentford striker Andre Gray, but one forward who looks like he is on the way to the KC Stadium isShaun Maloney.

    The Championship side haveagreed an undisclosed feewith MLS side Chicago Fire for the 32-year-old Scotland international.

    "We hope we can get it tied up by the weekend. We look close," Hull boss Steve Bruce told BBC Radio Humberside.  

  90. From MOTD to the Ashes


  91. Williamson key to Abdennou deal

    Football gossip

    Newcatle United's hopes of signing 26-year-old Monaco defender  Aymen Abdennou could hinge on selling 31-year-old Mike Wiliamson, reports Friday's Newcastle Chronicle.

  92. Get Involved


    Here's some inspirationif you are thinking about getting involved with our Everyday Athletics topic today. 

    BBC Get Inspired have put together some videos to show how you can get more active in your day-to-day lives without the need for running spikes and a technical T-shirt. You'll have to add your own Steve Cram commentary though.

    Tweet #everydayathletics

    Get Inspired
  93. Norwich City news conference

    Norwich v Stoke (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Canaries boss Alex Neil is in confident mood for Saturday's tie at home to Stoke. 

    Following last weekend's 1-3 win away to Sunderland, he said: "I think the players will take a lot of confidence from the manner with which we played, and the fact that we won the game so convincingly. 

    “We want to make sure that our home form is good, and hopefully we can start that on Saturday.” 

    On Stoke: “We’ve got to force our style of play on them and make sure that we work as hard as they do, or even harder to make sure we can go and get the result.” 

    Alex Neil
  94. Aston Villa news conference

    Crystal Palace v Aston Villa (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Tim Sherwood has shared his thoughts ahead of his team's visit to Crystal Palace on Saturday. Here's what he had to say...

    On selections: "We're pretty healthy at the moment. Carles Gil and Jack Grealish came through an U21s game on Monday. [Jores] Okore and [Jose Angel] Crespo won't be fit. A few need some more training sessions. Adama Traore is fit. Hopefully we'll see him at some stage this season."

    On transfers: "The average age of our signings this summer is 23. We're building for the future."  

    On Crystal Palace: "They are an established Premier League side. In the second half of last season they were brilliant. They have a lot of pace on the counter-attack."

    Tim Sherwood
  95. Post update

    Don't forget you can watch a special preview of the World Athletics Championships on BBC Two from 19:00 BST tonight.

  96. Aston Villa news conference

    Crystal Palace v Aston Villa (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Mark Regan

    BBC WM Sport

    "Interesting press conference today. The Adebayor rumours once again get scotched, there's nothing doing there. Grealish and Carles Gil are both available for the Palace game.

    "But today Tim Sherwood was playing down expectations around Adama Traore. He signed for £7m but the Villa boss says he's a 'development project' - not really one for this season. I must admit I thought he'd be playing at some stage but Sherwood today said 'I don't want people to think he's the saviour of Aston Villa'

  97. Manchester United news conference

    Man Utd v Newcastle (12:45 BST)

    So, Louis van Gaal's news conference is over. Just to recap the Manchester United boss denied saying he was interested in signing Pedro and that 'no-one' should doubt the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. 

    Remember you can predict United's score against Newcastle in BBC Sport's Predictor game.

    Louis van Gaal
  98. Get Involved

    Your Best Goal - #bbcsportsday

    Ben Hewitt: Gianfranco Zola's backheel goal against Norwich in the FA Cup January 2002. Incredible skill.  

    Gianfranco Zola
  99. Blackburn sign Foxes forward Lawrence


    Tom Lawrence

    Blackburn Rovers have signed forwardTom Lawrence on loan from Premier League side Leicester City until 3 January.

    The 21-year-old came through the youth system at Manchester United and joined the the Foxes last summer.

  100. Manchester United news conference

    Manchester United v Newcastle United (12:45 BST)

    More from BBC Radio Manchester's Bill Rice: 

    "He was keen to stress newspaper reports were not true, saying his quotes last week that the 28-year-old meets the profile of the club is not the same as confirming they want to sign him.  

    "Van Gaal also came out in support of the club's executive vice chairman Ed Woodward, who seems to bear the brunt of criticism from supporters during the transfer window; van Gaal says he trusts Woodward who has proven he is the right man for the job."

  101. Manchester United news conference

    Man Utd v Newcastle (12:45 BST)

    BBC Radio Manchester's Bill Rice : Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal accused the media or writing stories that are not true when asked about Pedro's £21m from Barcelona to Chelsea, after the Spaniard was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford. 

    "The Dutchman refused to discuss transfer business including reports linking United with a move to sign Southampton's Sadio Mane, but did hint it was the Reds decision not to complete a deal for the 28-year-old, saying it was an easy transfer to complete due to a release clause in the player's contract at the Nou Camp. "

  102. Wilshere wait goes on


    Arsenal Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez will not be far from 100 per cent as Arsenal look to comeback from their opening home defeat when they host Liverpool on Monday. 

    But the Gunners boss thinks it could be too early for Jack Wilshere before the international break. 

  103. Manchester United news conference

    Man Utd v Newcastle (12:45 BST)

    More from Manchester United's manager on Pedro...

    Quote Message: I have the responsibility of protecting the interest of the club and I cannot say too much. When you ask me if Pedro is fitting in the profile I cannot lie, then I said yes, but I don't say I am interested in the player, that's the difference." from Louis van Gaal Manchester United manager
    Louis van GaalManchester United manager
  104. Manchester United news conference

    Man Utd v Newcastle (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    Reporter: Any more signings?

    Louis van Gaal: "You have to wait to see. We have 28 players. We did it last season without Pedro."

    Reporter: What's happening with Sadio Mane?

    Louis van Gaal : "I cannot answer that question because I cannot interfere. It's for Ed Woodward."

  105. BreakingBurnley have £9m Gray bid accepted

    Brentford have accepted a £9m bid from Burnley for striker Andre Gray. BBC Sport understands the 24-year-old striker will have a medical with The Bees' Championship rivals on Friday.

  106. Manchester United news conference

    Man Utd v Newcastle (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    Asked about his relationship with Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, Louis van Gaal tells reporters: "I have the idea you want to separate Ed Woodward from me. Never. Never. Every day I'm updated by him and I trust him."

  107. Manchester United news conference

    Man Utd v Newcastle (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    Louis van Gaal defends Manchester United's executive vice-chairman following Pedro's move to Chelsea...

  108. Manchester United news conference

    Man Utd v Newcastle (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    More from Louis van Gaal on Pedro...

  109. Manchester United news conference

    Man Utd v Newcastle (12:45 BST)

    BBC Radio Manchester's Bill Rice:  "Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's accused the media of writing stories that are not true, after Pedro's move to Chelsea from Barcelona.

    "The Spanish forward was heavily linked the Reds, but the Dutchman indicated his saying last week the player fitted the profile of the club is not the same as confirming they wanted to sign him."

  110. 'Everton to sign £6m Mori'

    Football gossip

    News coming out of Merseyside that Everton are close to signing 24-year-old Argentine defender Ramiro Funes Mori...