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  1. Goodbye

    That's it for today. Head on over to the Arsenal v Liverpool live text for all the build-up to the big game. Be sure to join us again at 09:00 BST tomorrow for another edition of Sportsday. Until then, goodbye.

  2. Can Arsenal win the title?

    Arsenal v Liverpool (20:00 BST)

    World Service

    BBC World Service have been speaking to former Arsenal striker Kanu and asked him whether his former club can win the title.


    "Yes. It's all to do with belief and the heart the players have," the Nigerian said. "When I played there we had a lot of leaders, captains. Every player was a captain. They have to have players who stand up and push the others.

    "Arsenal is a big club, without a trophy it will be a let down. If they move in the right direction they will win the league. Why not?"

  3. What the manager says - Brendan Rodgers

    Arsenal v Liverpool (20:00 BST)

    "There's a real focus in our group this season, a real toughness, mentally. We know that we've got that ability to scrap and fight as well as play good football. If we can go there and perform like we think we can and keep to our game-plan we're confident we can get a result.

    "If you assess Arsenal's last 10 games they've lost at home, the teams that have won have averaged four shots on target, with 43% possession. It tells you that you can go there and you don't need to dominate the ball, but you can dominate the space."

  4. What the manager says - Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal v Liverpool (20:00 BST)

    "Your confidence is linked with your last result and at Crystal Palace we responded well. From that we should have enough confidence to go into the game positively against Liverpool.

    "This is a very important game where the result will of course be vital. It's not a result that will decide our title chances but in our heads we know it's very important."

  5. Proud record ended


    Oluwashina Okeleji

    BBC Sport

    Kano Pillars

    Kano Pillars' 12-year unbeaten home league record in the Nigerian Premier League came to an end on Sunday as they lost 2-1 to Nasarawa United in Kano.

    Goals from former Pillars player Manir Ubale and Bature Yaro inside 16 minutes stunned the home side and Rabiu Ali's strike at the start of the second half was not enough to prevent a first defeat in 202 matches at their fortress Sani Abacha stadium.

  6. Match facts - Liverpool

    Arsenal v Liverpool (20:00 BST)

    • Brendan Rodgers has yet to win in four Premier League matches against Arsenal (D1, L3). He only avoided defeat when his Liverpool team drew 2-2 in January 2013
    • Martin Skrtel has scored three goals in his last two Premier League games against Arsenal
    • Christian Benteke has scored 12 goals in his last 13 Premier League appearances
    • Simon Mignolet has kept 11 clean sheets in 2015 - more than any other Premier League goalkeeper
  7. Match facts - Arsenal

    Arsenal v Liverpool

    • Arsenal could lose their opening two home matches of a top-flight campaign for only the third time, after 1908-09 and 1949-50
    • They had attempted a league-high 40 shots after the first two rounds of fixtures but their goal conversion rate is only 3%.
    • Olivier Giroud's next Premier League appearance will be his 100th. The Frenchman has scored 42 goals in 99 league games - only Thierry Henry (59), Ian Wright (56) and Emmanuel Adebayor (44) scored more in their first 100 league appearances
    • Mesut Ozil misplaced just one of his 55 passes against Crystal Palace and has averaged 3.61 chances created per game in the Premier League in 2015 - a higher ratio than any other player
  8. 'Athletics has had problems'


    British sprinter Adam Gemili has been talking to Radio 5 live today, giving his views on Usain Bolt's 100m triumph.


    "Gatlin has been so consistent but you can't fault Bolt - you can never can count him out because of how talented he is," said Gemili. "It was a close one, he's not winning as easy as he has been in the past."

    Asked if Bolt "saved athletics", Gemili replied: "It was important but I don't think he saved athletics. It was just a battle of two sprinters and technically who's better.

    "Athletics has had problems but I think we're coming out of that dark tunnel and Seb Coe is going to hopefully do good things. Everyone was a bit biased towards Usain Bolt yesterday and the majority of us are glad he delivered."

  9. Lawro's predictions

    Arsenal v Liverpool (20:00 BST)

    Liverpool look a little bit harder to play against this season, and it has taken a bit away from their attack. But they have won both their games so far, without conceding a goal, and keeping things tight is not a bad idea when you go to Emirates Stadium.

    Lawro's full predictions v comedian Jack Whitehall

  10. Minute's silence before League Cup games


    The Football League have announced that there will be a minute's silence before all League Cup fixtures this week in memory of the victims of the Shoreham airplane disaster.

    Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt, two young footballers who played for Worthing United FC, were among those who prished in the tragedy.

    Shaun Harvey, Chief Executive of The Football League, said: "This minute's silence will give football fans across the country the opportunity to pay their respects to Matthew, Jacob and all those who lost their lives in this terrible accident."

  11. O'Neil signs for Spireites


    Chesterfield have signed West Brom midfielder Liam O'Neil for an undisclosed fee.

    The versatile 22-year-old, who can also play in defence, made two League Cup appearances for the Baggies last season.

    "He's one for the future for us, having been tracked by the club for two-and-a-half years," said boss Dean Saunders.

  12. MOTD commentator's notes

    Arsenal v Liverpool (20:00 BST)

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Arsenal are the standard of opposition Liverpool must compete with to get into the top four so this provides a litmus test for Brendan Rodgers.

    Liverpool rode their luck a bit with Coutinho's bolt at Stoke and offside decisions against Bournemouth but Rodgers' new recruits are stronger than last year's. Sometimes you need the rub of the green to kickstart a campaign and we know from two seasons ago Liverpool's potential if they gather momentum.

    Alexis Sanchez' absence from the starting line-up for the defeat to West Ham was telling. He can be as influential for Arsenal as Suarez was for Liverpool.

  13. 'We couldn't afford Barton's petrol'


    Joey Barton

    Rotherham boss Steve Evans has said the club cannot afford to sign midfielder Joey Barton, claiming the club could not even pay for his petrol.

    Barton, 32, is currently without a team, having been released by Championship side QPR in May.

    The former Newcastle midfielder had been set to join West Ham, but the move was cancelled after protests by fans.

    "I don't think we could afford Joey's petrol, never mind Joey," Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield.

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    Ricky Coxhead: David Beckham. He's such a passionate humble guy who's played for the best and won it all. And also a great family man.


    Jimmy Jamhands: Viv Richards is the greatest sportsman. Basically because he is Viv Richards.


    Excellent reasoning Jimmy.

  15. Hodgson delays squad announcement


    Roy Hodgson has delayed the planned announcement of his squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland.

    The squad was due to be announced tomorrow but will now be named on Sunday due to the "large of number of players that still need confirming regarding availability and fitness".

  16. Team news

    Arsenal v Liverpool (20:00 BST)

    Arsene Wenger is likely to keep faith with the team that sealed Arsenal's first win of the season. Mathieu Flamini is a doubt with an ankle problem while Danny Welbeck is still weeks off a return to training.

    Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is a major doubt after limping off against Bournemouth with a foot problem. Emre Can is fit and ready to step into midfield should Brendan Rodgers be forced into making a change.

  17. Shobukhova free to race again


    Liliya Shobukhova

    Disgraced Russian marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova is free to race again after her doping ban was reduced in return for helping the World Anti-Doping Agency.

    Shobukhova's "substantial assistance" earned a seven-month cut in her existing ban of three years, two months - meaning her sanction expired at the weekend.

    She was stripped of three Chicago Marathaon wins and one in London for blood doping.

  18. Cuadrado to leave Chelsea?

    Football gossip

    According to Italian outlet Sport Mediaset, Juventus are on the verge of signing 27-year-old Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado on a season-long loan, according to the Italian club's chief executive Giuseppe Marotta.


    Chelsea signed Cuadrado from Fiorentina in a £23.3m deal in February.

  19. I am clean - Blatter


    Sepp Blatter

    Outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter has told the BBC that he is "clean" as investigations continue into corruption at world football's governing body.

    Blatter, who has been president since 1998, will step down in February amid a criminal inquiry into allegations of systematic bribery.

    "I know what I have done, what I have not done, I have my conscience and I know I'm an honest man. I am clean."

    You can read more of Richard Conway's exclusive interview here.

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    What was he doing wasting his time playing for Sunderland and Watford, then, Paul?

  21. 'Liverpool's toughest test yet'

    Arsenal v Liverpool (20:00 BST)

    Phil McNulty

    BBC chief football writer

    Liverpool's 100% start to the season will face its toughest test at Arsenal later on Monday. Brendan Rodgers' side have not sparkled yet but got the job done against Stoke City and Bournemouth.

    Liverpool celebrate

    The meeting with The Gunners will be informative as to how far Liverpool have moved on since they were thrashed 4-1 at The Emirates during a disappointing conclusion to last season.

    It will also be a test for Arsenal against one of the clubs that will rival them for a top four place in the Premier League and they will hope to erase memories of the home defeat to West Ham United in their opening game.

  22. Ligier dies at 85

    Formula 1

    Former racing driver and Formula 1 team owner Guy Ligier has died at the age of 85.

    Ligier, worked as a butcher and in construction before turning to motorsport. He made his F1 debut aged 35 at the 1966 Monaco Grand Prix before buying his own team in 1974 when he purchased Matra Sports.

    The team took Ligier's name and competed through to 1996.

  23. Lescott can go



    Sky Sports are reporting that West Brom will allow Joleon Lescott to leave the Hawthorns if the club signs another defender before the end of the transfer window.

  24. Sepp Blatter interview

    Sepp Blatter

    Here's something to look out for...

    BBC Sport will have an exclusive interview with Fifa president Sepp Blatter coming up from 17:00 BST.

    We'll keep you posted.

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    Alula Kibrom: It has to be Haile Gebreselasie for inspiring a whole nation Ito running.


    Terry Jones: Statistically it's Sir Don Bradman but I would like to be the one to tell Muhammad Ali its not him.

    Adam Whittaker: Surely Shane Warne has a shout for the greatest sportsperson of all time?


    Sam Thomas: Michael Jordan. Never lost a NBA Championship final. six time Most Valuable Player. six-time NBA Champion.

  26. Root rested for ODI games


    England batsman Joe Root has been rested for the upcoming T20 and ODI series against Australia.

    Uncapped Essex pace bowler Reece Topley has been named in the squad for Monday's T20 international, along with Hampshire's James Vince.

    Moeen Ali returns to both squads after sitting out the limited-overs matches against New Zealand.

  27. Kyrgios punished for comment


    Australia's Nick Kyrgios has been handed a suspended ban and fine by the ATP for the on-court comment he made about Stan Wawrinka's girlfriend at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.


    The ATP found 20-year-old Kyrgios guilty of "aggravated behaviour" and served him with a 28-day ban and a £15,800 fine.

    But both punishments will be waived if Kyrgios avoids any fines for verbal or physical abuse at ATP events over the next six months.

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    Ed Leigh: Kelly Slater 11 time world champ. A career spanning nearly three decades and is still challenging for the title at 43.


    Bill Rice: Exceptional at his craft, proved people wrong and an inspiration to millions - Ali was and still is The Greatest.

    Hannah Cogan: Jim Thorpe? Concurrent Olympic golds in Pentathalon and Decathalon, followed by pro American football, baseball, and basketball.


    Excellent choice Hannah. Indeed In a poll of sports fans conducted by ABC Sports, Thorpe was voted the Greatest Athlete of the Twentieth Century out of 15 other athletes including Muhammad Ali, Babe Ruth, Jesse Owens, Wayne Gretzky, Jack Nicklaus, and Michael Jordan.

  29. Malmo boss defends 'pigs' comment

    Malmo v Celtic (19:45 BST, Tuesday)

    Malmo boss Age Hareide has defended one of his players over accusations that he insulted the Celtic team ahead of the team's Champions League play-off second leg tomorrow.

    Goalkeeper Johan Wiland branded Celtic players "grisar" - a Swedish word that directly translates as "pigs" - in an interview with Swedish journalists immediately after Celtic's 3-2 first-leg win last week.

    Age Hariede

    But Hareide said angrily: "If you are going to write about players, you have to know the words...the translation. You have to know the pronunciation because 'a pig' is something else in English than it is in Scandinavia."

    Celtic lead 3-2 after the first leg.

  30. Test of knowledge


    A Question of Sport Teaser


    Earlier on (11:37) we asked you the name the four Britons who won two or more individual World Championship gold medals before Jessica Ennis-Hill completed the feat in Beijing.

    The answers? Colin Jackson, Jonathan Edwards, Christine Ohuruogu and Mo Farah.

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    Nuri: Naim Suleymanoglu, the greatest sports person of all time.


    For those not familiar with the man above, he became pound-for-pound the strongest man ever by lifting 3.17 times his body weight in the 1988 Olympics. Wowzers. In total he won three Olympic, seven world championships and six European titles and set 46 world records.

    Lewis: The worlds greatest sports person? Phil Taylor, Martina Navratilova or Ronnie O'Sullivan - but most worthy: Ayrton Senna.

    Shaun Lau: Greatest sportsperson for me, without a shadow of a doubt is Rocky Balboa, forever an underdog, forever a champion.


    Erm, Shaun, hate to break it to you but...

  32. Balotelli edges towards Milan move

    Football gossip

    Mario Balotelli

    The Guardian are reporting that Mario Balotelli has struck a deal to leave Liverpool for AC Milan on a season-long loan.

    The paper reports that there will be no loan fee involved and that Milan will pay half of his £80,000 a week wages.

  33. Rain denies Leicestershire

    Northants 325 & 162, Leicestershire 372 & 30-1

    BBC Radio Northampton's Alex Winter:

    "Pretty cruel on Leicestershire with rain ruining their pursuit of back-to-back County Championship wins for the first time since 2010. Only 45 minutes of play was possible on day four at Wantage Road, with the visitors forced to settle for a draw despite needing just 86 more runs to win."

  34. Berahino asks to leave West Brom


    West Brom have rejected a written transfer request from Saido Berahino.

    The striker has been the subject of a reported £15m bid from Tottenham.


    A statement on the Baggies' website reads: "The transfer request has been rejected and the club's position remains unchanged from that outlined in the statement from Chairman Jeremy Peace of August 18.

    "There will be no further comment."

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    Nathan Houston: Michael Schumacher, no question.


    Matt Boyce: Greatest sports person of all time - Roger Federer. 17 grand slams, Olympic gold. complete role model and all round nice guy.

    Rob McQuisitor: Eddy Merckx. "The Cannibal" won 11 grand tours plus six points jerseys, three King of the Mountains, tens of classic and track races.


    Ben: Undoubtedly has to be Tiger Woods, has revolutionized the sport of golf and for 12 years was effectively unbeatable.

  36. Going, going, gone...

    World Athletics Championship

    You have to feel for Rolanda Bell of Panama, who finished the 300m steeplechase in Beijing despite doing this...

    Rolanda Bell
    Rolanda Bell
    Rolanda Bell
  37. Notts need four wickets for victory

    Nottinghamshire 600, Warwickshire 260 & 157-6

    BBC Radio Nottingham's Dave Bracegirdle at Trent Bridge:

    "Two important wickets for Samit Patel inched Nottinghamshire closer to victory on the final afternoon of their Championship match against Warwickshire. Patel removed both William Porterfield and Tim Ambrose to leave the visitors on 157-6 at tea, still 183 runs behind."

  38. Glamorgan hold up Lancashire

    Lancashire 462, Glamorgan 213 and 108-2

    BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Old Trafford:

    "Lancashire run into some stubborn Glamorgan resistance on the final afternoon at Old Trafford, claiming just one wicket in the session through James Faulkner, as they look to seal promotion. Glamorgan captain Jacques Rudolph reached a stubborn 50 off 150 balls while Chris Cooke also dug in, as Lancashire raced through their overs."

  39. McGregor's Ibrox exit


    It's a case of one in, one out at Ibrox, with defender Darren McGregor making a surprise exit - just three months after being named the club's player of the season.


    The 30-year-old made 50 appearances under former bosses Ally McCoist, Kenny McDowall and Stuart McCall, scoring five goals.

    But the arrival of Mark Warburton as manager saw the former junior player drop down Rangers' pecking order and he leaves by mutual consent.

  40. Arsenal youngster joins Rangers


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    We're asking for your nominations for best sportsperson of all time:

    John Dunne: Greatest has to be Daley Thompson. Olympic Decathlon title in 1980, successfully defended in 1984. No mean feat.


    Shaheryar Mirza: Jahangir Khan won 555 matches consecutively, the longest winning streak by any athlete in top-level pro sports

  42. Spurs 'have no interest in Bolasie'

    Football gossip

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

  43. Berahino puts in transfer request

    Football gossip

    Saido Berahino

    The Daily Telegraph are reporting that Saido Berahino will submit a transfer request to West Bromwich Albion within the next 24 hours.

    The striker was subject of a failed £15m bid from Tottenham Hotspur last week.

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    Good to see Darren Gough - yes, the Darren Gough - getting involved in today's Sportsday debate. Good choice too.


    Do you agree with Goughie? Keep your nominations coming to #bbcsportsday

  45. Seven cut from Scotland squad

    Rugby World Cup

    Head coach Vern Cotter has released seven players from his extended Scotland squad for the World Cup.

    Dougie Fife

    Glasgow Warriors' Kevin Bryce (hooker), Mike Cusack (prop), Rory Hughes (wing) have been cut, despite the latter two starting against Italy in Saturday's 16-12 win in Turin. Edinburgh Rugby quintet Allan Dell (prop), Dougie Fife (wing), Damien Hoyland (wing), Ben Toolis (lock) and Hamish Watson (back-row) also drop out.

    The final 31-man squad will be named on Tuesday, 1 September.

  46. On this day

    Road cycling

    Lance Armstrong

    In 2012, the United States Anti-Doping Agency stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and banned him from cycling for life.

  47. Newcastle United news conference

    Newcastle Utd v Northampton Town (Tues, 19:45 BST)

  48. Weather takes further toll


    Rain continues to ruin the final day of the latest round of County Championship matches with Somerset's game against Worcestershire at Taunton, and the Division Two clash between Gloucestershire and promotion-chasing Surrey abandoned as draws without any play.

  49. Newcastle United news conference

    Newcastle Utd v Northampton Town (Tues, 19:45 BST)

  50. Yorkshire match abandoned


    County Championship leaders Yorkshire have drawn their game with Sussex at Hove after the final day's play was washed out by rain. They take 11 points from the game.

  51. Sunderland news conference

    Sunderland v Exeter (Tues, 19:45 BST)

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    We're asking for your nominations for greatest sports person of all time:

    Tom Harle: Max Woosnam (1892-1965): Olympic gold medal in tennis, 147 break in snooker, century at Lord's and England football captain.

    And on top of that, Mr Woosnam fought on the western front and in the Gallipoli Campaign during the First World War. Got around a bit didn't he?

    Stephen Dexta Thom: Five gold medals in five successive Olympics, the last one while keeping diabetes in check. There's only one Steve Redgrave.


    Dan Turner: Has to be Joey Dunlop OBE. 26 TT wins, five Formula One TT World Championships and a humanitarian.

  53. Sunderland news conference

    Sunderland v Exeter (Tues, 19:45 BST)


    It's not been the best of starts to the season for Sunderland and boss Dick Advocaat. The Dutchman will be hoping for a little respite - and not an upset - when League Two Exeter visit in the League Cup. Here's a flavour of what he's been saying to the media ahead of the game.

  54. Leicester City news conference

    Bury v Leicester City (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Jason Bourne

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    Dodoo appeared a bit in pre-season and looked a really exciting prospect...

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    Andy Nurton: Ronnie O'Sullivan is the greatest sportsperson of all time. A genius who has the ability to make his sport look like an art.


    Jed Shaw: There can only be one. New Zealand rugby union captain Sir Richie McCaw. Nobody comes close to him.

    Matt Melsome-Smith: Greatest sports person of all time is world champion downhill mountain biker Rachel Atherton. No matter how bad her previous result it, she gives 110% next time out.

  56. Leicester City news conference

    Bury v Leicester City (Tues, 19:45 BST)

  57. Leicester City news conference

    Bury v Leicester City (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Claudio Ranieri discussed forward Riyad Mahrez, who has scored in each of Leicester's opening three matches...

  58. Fraser-Pryce retains sprint title


    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

    No surprises in the women's 100m at the World Championships in Beijing. Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has retained her title, winning the final in a time of 10.76 seconds.

    Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands was second in 10.81, with American Tori Bowie taking bronze in 10.86.

  59. Leicester City news conference

    Bury v Leicester City (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Manager Claudio Ranieri started by talking about reporting linking Leicester with a move for FC Copenhagen's Ghanian midfielder Daniel Amartey...

  60. Stoke City news conference

    Luton v Stoke (19:45 BST, Tuesday)

    Stoke City assistant manager Mark Bowen has been speaking to the media ahead of his side's League Cup visit to Luton tomorrow...

  61. Bournemouth news conference

    Hartlepool v Bournemouth (19:45 BST, Tuesday)

    Bournemouth assistant manager Jason Tindall has been speaking to the media ahead of the Cherries' League Cup clash with Hartlepool tomorrow.

  62. Bortolami left out of Italy squad

    Rugby Union

    Veteran lock Marco Bortolami is the most high-profile omission from Italy's 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup.

    The 35-year-old Bortolami is Italy's most capped player, with 112 appearances.

    Zebre flanker Mauro Bergamasco does make the cut though - it will be a record fifth World Cup for him.

    Italy are in Pool D for the tournament, which begins on 19 September, with Ireland.

  63. Robinson praises Dons chairman


    MK Dons boss Karl Robinson hopes chairman Pete Winkelman will one day be able to sit back and enjoy his achievements after years of taking "stick".

    Winkelman was heavily involved in the controversial relocation of Wimbledon FC to Milton Keynes in 2003 and has overseen the club's rise to the second-tier of English football.

    He has now been granted the freedom of the borough and Robinson said:"What he's done for the city of Milton Keynes is quite remarkable and for him to be honoured is testament to all the hard work, all the sleepless nights and money he's spent."

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    Claire: AP McCoy, for being champion 20 years in a row, for his sheer dedication to his craft &his never-say-die attitude.


    Is it just us or has he got a look of Eddie The Eagle Edwards in the photo above...

    Gerard Docherty: Bradman & Pele stats don't lie

    MKDoniel: Best sportsman ever? MK Dons defender Dean Lewington of course.


    Erm, no comment.

  65. Ipswich sign striker Alabi


    Ipswich Town have signed former Stoke striker James Alabi on a one-year deal, with an option for a further 12 months.

    The 20-year-old, who never played a first-team game for the Potters, scored twice in two games for Town's Under-21 side while on trial.

    "I see this at the start of my career now," Alabi told the club website.

  66. Middlesex claim vital win

    Middlesex 196 & 280, Durham 169 & 236

    Paceman James Harris took 5-71 as Middlesex closed the gap on leaders Yorkshire with a 71-run win over Durham at Chester-le-Street.

    The home side were bowled out for 236 on the final morning despite a fighting 95 by Scott Borthwick.

    It took Middlesex 25 overs to pick up the five wickets they needed after Durham resumed on 134-5.

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    Laurence Thompson: Carl Lewis. 10 years unbeaten in the long jump; world records in long jump, 100m, 4x100m and 4x200m relays; nine Olympic golds.


    Rob Crumpton: Greatest sportsman - Dougie Lampkin. Multiple world champion trials rider. Should get more recognition.

    McClaren's Brolly: Ali Dia for managing to con Graeme Souness into thinking he was Roger Milla's relative.

    Excellent choice Brolly. You can remind yourself of the full tale here.

  68. Yousif into 400m final


    Rabah Yousif

    Top work by Britain's Rabah Yousif - he has made it into the World Championships 400m final.

    Yousif was third in his semi-final but his personal-best time of 44.54 seconds was enough to see him through as a fastest loser.

    Defending champion Kirani James qualified fastest. Keep following all the action from the athletics with our live text.

  69. Sherwood preaches patience


    Tim Sherwood

    Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has urged fans to be patient after a run of two defeats.

    The Villans were beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace at the weekend, following their previous loss to Manchester United, to leave them 13th in the table.

    "It's a long-term project," he told Villa's website. "It's a work in progress. If we can get through this season unscathed, it's one hell of a young side and an exciting team for the future."

  70. Vydra & Forestieri to leave Watford?


    Geoff Doyle

    BBC Three Counties Radio sport

    Following another solid performance from Watford against Southampton, the futures of two players was the talk of the terraces.

    Fernando Forestieri

    Matej Vydra - the scorer of 16 goals last season - was linked with a move away from Vicarage Road last week and was not on the bench on Sunday. Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for the Czech.

    Another of the 'old guard' Fernando Forestieri was reportedly the subject of Leeds interest last week. A fans' favourite, he was among the substitutes against Southampton but was unused, despite the fact Watford were chasing a winner.

    With just over a week to go until the transfer window closes, expect more ins and outs at Vicarage Road.

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    Richard Allars: The legendary Ayrton Senna. Peerless, fearless, and an absolute genius every time he stepped into the car.


    Lorne Martin: Best ever has got to be John Surtees the only man to win F1 and motorcycles world championship. Get him knighted.


    Shane Angoh: Jesse Owens, no contest.

  72. World Cup squad announced on Thursday

    Rugby Union

    The 31-man England squad for the Rugby World Cup will be announced at 1.45pm on Thursday (27th August).

    The tournament starts on the 18th September as England play Fiji at Twickenham.

    Former rugby league star Sam Burgess and Sale back Danny Cipriani are among those facing a nervous wait to see if they've made head coach Stuart Lancaster's selection.

  73. Fraser-Pryce qualifies fastest


    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price

    Defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is safely through to the final of the women's 100m at the World Championships, despite sporting some, ahem, interesting headgear. She won her semi-final in 10.82.

    Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands qualified second in 10.83.

    2013 silver medallist Murielle Ahoure was the biggest name to miss out.

  74. Happy birthday

    Well done to those of you who divined that the former Chelsea player who turns 33 on Monday is Portuguese defender Jose Bosingwa, who is now with Turkish side Trabzonspor.

    Also celebrating are former Blackburn and Turkey midfielder Tugay (45), the one-time most expensive footballer in the world Denilson (38), Southampton defender Maya Yoshida (27) and former European Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance (62).

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    Shubham Gupta: Sir Donald Bradman of Australia is the greatest sportsperson ever due to infinite reasons.


    Mostafa Mansour: Cristiano Ronaldo hands down. Manchester legend, Real Madrid legend, best in Premier League history, Champions League top scorer, Top scorer of 21st century.


    Tom Holmes: Difficult to look past Federer. Insane amount of titles and still winning against top opposition. Long career of brilliance.

  76. Major blow as Macdonald pulls out

    Scotland squad announcement

    Hang on a minute. Gordon Strachan may be happily chatting away to the media but he might not be smiling when he hears this news. Hold on to your hats...

    Pop star Amy Macdonald has turned down the chance to sing Flower of Scotland at Hampden before the European Championship qualifiers against Germany on 7 September and against Poland a month later.


    Macdonald says she is too nervous after fluffing her lines while singing it before a game against Wales two years ago and receiving abuse on social media.

    Read the full harrowing story in The Scotsman here.

  77. Strachan on Grant Hanley...

    Scotland squad announcement

    Grant Hanley

    "It's always good to have him because he's a top young centre-half. We've not really missed him because the people who have played have been fantastic but he makes our squad stronger. I'm delighted because I've had to leave out players who are playing really well."

    Blackburn defender Hanley missed the qualifier against Ireland in June due to injury

  78. Strachan on Stuart Armstrong...

    Scotland squad announcement

    Stuart Armstrong

    "He looks comfortable at the level he's playing with Celtic and he's becoming a major figure in games. He'll be playing against, hopefully, even better players in the next few months [in the Champions League] and getting more used to the pressure of dealing with the occasions, with the crowds, that come with playing for Celtic."

    Armstrong was called up while at Dundee United but is yet to earn his first cap

  79. Strachan on his squad...

    Scotland squad announcement

    "A lot of players I can be happy with their start to the season but there are also a lot where you think 'mmm, they're not getting a game right now'. Some players can deal with that and some have a problem with it."

    Scotland travel to Georgia on 4 September before hosting Germany three days later in Euro 2016 qualifying.

  80. Child through to final


    Eilidh Child

    Britain's Eilidh Child has qualified for the women's 400m hurdles final at the World Championships in Beijing.

    The Scot finished third in her semi-final in a time of 54.80 seconds, but scraped through to the final as a fastest loser. Fellow Brit Meghan Beesley failed to qualify.

    Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic was the fastest qualifier with a time of 54.24. You can follow all the action from Beijing with our live page, which has TV and live text coverage.

  81. Vaughan backs Clarke for next Ashes


    Joe Clarke

    Who will be batting at three for England in the next Ashes? Ian Bell? Joe Root? Well, former England number three and BBC Test Match Special analyst Michael Vaughan reckons it will be Worcestershire batsman Joe Clarke.

    The 19-year-old has never scored a first-class hundred but Vaughan predicts big things for him.

    Writing in the Telegraph, he says: "I've seen Clarke a few times and think he has a sound game. Good front foot, back foot. He's 19 now, will be 22 by the time of the next Ashes and he will emerge in the same way Joe Root did a few years ago."

  82. Get involved - the greatest

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    Dr Levy: Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards. Was completely hopeless but loved representing his country even though it was always freezing cold.


    Have you been drinking Dr Levy?

    The Great Golfers: I have to vote for Jack Nicklaus for sheer longevity at the top. In 595 PGA Tour events he had 72 wins and 286 top tens.


    Bob Horton: It has to be between Federer, Woods and Phil Taylor. All of them hated by the bookies because in their pomp they would always come good, no matter what. You'll find few sportspeople who've dominated their sports as much as these guys have.

  83. Strachan calls on Armstrong & Hanley

    Scotland squad announcement

    Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong and Blackburn defender Grant Hanley are included, with Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam and Crystal Palace midfielder Barry Bannan dropping out.

  84. Balotelli off?

    Football gossip


    Daily Mail: AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani says the Serie A side are in talks with Liverpool over a loan move for 25-year-old striker Mario Balotelli.

  85. Ready and waiting

    Scotland squad announcement (12:00 BST)

  86. Fancy a new job?


    Now this might be a wind-up but we sincerely hope not, for it could well go down as one of the best job adverts of all time.

    Jermain Defoe and family are, according to this ad, hiring a personal assistant.


    Interested applicants must "organise all Jermain's personal needs, i.e. drycleaners, gardeners, sourcing interior designers"; "manage and organise individual family members"; "regularly check the home when Jermain is away, making sure all is in place for his return i.e. fridge is stocked"; and "create a global brand for the Jermain Defoe name".

    Get your applications in now...

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    Jeremy Walker: Pele. Reached the peak in the most popular sport on the planet. Hero, gentleman, positive role model.


    Wullie McCandless: Roger Federer. It's remarkable at 34 he is still competing never mind taking on and beating the best in arguably the most difficult era of tennis ever. 17 grand slams and all those titles over five years at world number one and still world number two makes him the greatest of all time in my opinion. Not to mention a complete gentleman on and off the court.


    Joe Baker-Roberts: Other than footballers because there's too many to mention it has to be Jesse Owens

  88. Benteke makes Liverpool unpredictable - Rodgers


    Christian Benteke

    Manager Brendan Rodgers has defended Liverpool against accusations that they have changed to a long-ball style to accommodate new striker Christian Benteke.

    "When you bring in a certain profile of player, it gives you other options," said Rodgers. "I said at the beginning of the season that we want the unpredictability to our game.

    "Our conditions of our game won't change but hopefully because of the different types of players we have, and differentstrikers in particular, it gives that unpredictability to our game."

    Liverpool take on Arsenal at 20:00 this evening.

  89. Test of knowledge


    A Question of Sport Teaser


    Hope you're ready to have your brains thoroughly tested.

    Today's teaser from our Question of Sport colleagues is this:

    Jessica Ennis became the fifth Brit to win two or more individual World Championship golds. Name the other four?

    Answers later this afternoon.

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    Andy Flynn: It's not just about how much they've dominated their sport it's about how they carry themselves out of the sporting arena and what sort of role model they are for fans and children alike. For me Pele, Usain Bolt and Mohammed Ali and perhaps Jesse Owens.


    Katherine Griffiths: George Digweed from Clay Pigeon Shooting. He has won 26 world titles plus World Cups, European Titles and other international wins.

    James Butcher: Sporting ability, likability and relevance outside of sporting world during their career, has to be... Muhammad Ali.


    Tunde Oyegoke: Muhammad Ali by far! He transcended his sport by his exploits out of the boxing ring.

  91. Hart not getting carried away


    Joe Hart

    Manchester City may have won a club-record-equalling nine matches in a row, but goalkeeper Joe Hart still isn't impressed.

    The Sky Blues have won all three of their league games so far this season, scoring eight goals and keeping three consecutive clean sheets - and they also won their last six matches of last season.

    "We've started the season well but we appreciate that starting the season means nothing. It's a long season," the England international told the Manchester Evening News.

    "It's great to set records but we'd like that to be a record this season. Nine this season, that's what we're focused on now." Ominous talk for their rivals.

  92. Norwich City news conference

    Rotherham v Norwich (Tue, 19:45 BST)

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Most of this transfer window has been about Norwich City trying to sign a striker but now they’re having to rebuff offers for the ones they already have.

    Alex Neil

    Manager Alex Neil has ruled out any possibility of selling Lewis Grabban back to Bournemouth, while Gary Hooper continues to be linked with a move to Sheffield Wednesday but Neil insists that is nothing more than speculation. 

    He hasn’t ruled out departures over the next week, though, and with City still keen to add to their squad the final week of the transfer window could be a busy one at Carrow Road.

  93. Norwich City news conference

    Rotherham v Norwich City (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Norwich City have rejected two bids from Premier League rivals Bournemouth for striker Lewis Grabban, manager Alex Neil has confirmed.

    Lewis Grabban

    Grabban, 27, scored 12 goals for the Canaries last season during their promotion from the Championship. He moved to Carrow Road from Bournemouth in June 2014.

    "Lewis is an important member of the squad and I'm not interested in selling him to one of our direct competitors," Neil told BBC Radio Norfolk.

  94. Get involved - the greatest

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    We're asking for your nominations for best sportsperson of all time:

    Laleye: Carl Lewis, who brought grace, passion and commitment to athletics.


    Ryan: Has to be Michael Jordan for me. He had it all, best athlete the world has ever seen defiantly!

  95. Fabulous Federer


    Roger Federer proved his class once again by beating world number one Novak Djokovic to win his seventh Cincinnati Masters title.


    The 34-year-old Swiss, who knocked out Britain's Andy Murray in the semi-final, recorded a 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 win.

    Djokovic lost the first set on a tie break, and the 28-year-old Serb then double faulted at break point in his first service game of the second set.

    Federer, who will now be the number two seed at the US Open, held serve to win in one hour 30 minutes.

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    We're asking for your nominations for best sportsperson of all time.

    Ellis: Phil Taylor, 16 time champion of the world.


    Ifeanyi: Serena williams. She simply can't stop, been so consistent.

    Wee Conor: It's got to be Bolt really. Ultimate human achievement coupled with determination when he was struggling.

  97. Child continues Worlds medal bid


    Eilidh Child

    After the drama of the men's 100m yesterday, we've got another cracking day of World Championships athletics in store for you today.

    British duo Eilidh Child and Megan Beesley are in action in the 400m hurdles, the world's fastest women go head to head in the 100m final, and could the world record be under threat in the women's triple jump final?

    All that and much much more on TV and in our dedicated live text, which is now up and running.

  98. Shaqiri targets top half


    Graham McGarry

    BBC Radio Stoke Sport

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Stoke City's record signing Xherdan Shaqiri says ninth place is the minimum they should expect this season.

    The Swiss international made his Potters debut in Stoke's 1-1 draw with Norwich.

    But Shaqiri told BBC Radio Stoke: "My first win with the club will be vital we have to work hard to win games, all the team wants to go forward year on year and I want to go forward."

  99. Lancs trio sign new deals


    Arron Lilley, Liam Livingstone and Jordan Clark

    Lancashire's Arron Lilley, Liam Livingstone and Jordan Clarkhave all signed new contracts.

    Batsman Livingstone, 22, hit a world record one-day score of 350 playing for Nantwich in April, while Clark, 24, was the first Englishman to hit six sixes in an over.

    "They're the future of Lancashire cricket," boss Ashley Giles told BBC Radio Lancashire.

  100. Bolt a 'true champion' - Greene


    Usain Bolt

    24 hours on from one of the most dramatic men's 100m finals in history, the former 100m Olympic and world champion and world record holder Maurice Greene reflects on what happened, and how the race will define the rivalry between Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin, in this interview with BBC World Service.

  101. Benitez unconcerned by goal-shy Real


    Rafael Benitez

    Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez says he's not worried after his side began the season in disappointing fashion with a 0-0 draw at Sporting Gijon.

    Newly-promoted Gijon have a budget of 100 times less than Madrid but frustrated Cristiano Ronaldo and co.

    "We lacked precision in the final ball and weren't clinical enough in front of goal," added the 55-year-old. "It's a matter of steadily improving our precision, our physical fitness and the way we function as a unit."

  102. Get involved - greatest ever

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    Your turn to get involved, and we've a big question to ask.


    With double-Olympic, Usain Bolt proving his greatness by beating Justin Gatlin against all the odds to claim gold at the World Championships, we want to know this:

    Who is the greatest sportsperson of all time and why?

    Whatever sport it is, we want to know who gets your vote.

    Send us your nominations now to #bbcsportsday or post a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  103. Suarez on target ... unlike Messi


    Luis Suarez scored and Lionel Messi missed the 14th penalty of his career as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao in their La Liga opener.


    But the treble winners, who cannot sign players until January, lost full-back Dani Alves and midfielder Sergio Busquets to injury.

    Messi's penalty kick was saved by Gorka Iraizoz after Gorka Elustondo was deemed to have fouled Suarez.

    After the break, Suarez scored the winner from Jordi Alba's cross.

  104. From foes to friends

    The Ashes

    After a hard-fought Ashes series, there's nothing like having a good old-fashioned beer - and indulging in a few not-so-old-fashioned selfies - with the opposition.

    David Warner was even good enough to let Joe Root take the mickey out of the duo's infamous dust-up in a Birmingham nightclub in 2013. Nice to see they've patched things up.

  105. Agnew on the Ashes


    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    This may not have been a classic Ashes series but it was certainly memorable for its sheer unpredictability.

    Possibly the biggest single moment of the series was Brad Haddin's drop to reprieve Joe Root when England were 43-3 on the first morning of the Cardiff Test.


    International sport hinges on such instances and Root certainly made Australia pay with a vital century to haul England towards what proved to be a match-winning total.

    The innings set Root up for the series, and he continued to score runs when his team needed them most.

    Read Jonathan Agnew's account of the Ashes series here.

  106. 'Special summer'


    The final Test of the Ashes summer might have been a bit of a damp squib from an English perspective (just the innings and 46 run win for the Aussies).

    But England captain Alastair Cook said the defeat in the final Test does not detract from a "special summer" for his Ashes-winning team.


    The hosts ran out 3-2 series winner, regaining the Ashes, and Cook told Test Match Special.: "The last four days haven't quite gone to plan,. But going into the series no-one gave us a chance, so we can't let that take the gloss off a special summer."

  107. Feeling green


    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

  108. Mathers banned for betting breach

    Rugby League

    Richie Mathers

    London Broncos full-back Richie Mathers has been suspended for six months for breaching the sport's betting rules, the Rugby Football League has announced.

    The 31-year-old, who is in his first season with London, was found guilty by a Rugby Football League independent tribunal of providing inside information on the Broncos' Challenge Cup tie against Leigh on March 20, which they lost 64-12.

    Mathers has issued a statement via his Twitter account denying any wrongdoing.

  109. Brady defends Olympic stadium deal


    Olympic Stadium

    West Ham chairwoman Karren Brady has defended the club's deal to take over the Olympic stadium.

    The Hammers have been criticised for paying just £15m towards the cost of the deal, with the majority of the money provided by the taxpayer.

    But Brady told the Daily Mail: "We shouldn't have to keep justifying ourselves. I feel like we took over a house that nobody wanted, did it up and made a fortune. Is that the deal of the century or did you have a bit of foresight and make it work?"

  110. Off to a flier



    It is fair to say Robin van Persie has made a decent start in Turkey...

  111. Hamilton accelerates towards title

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton is a happy man today.

    The Mercedes driver dominated Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix to move 28 points clear of team-mate Nico Rosberg.


    But despite that taking him more than a win ahead of the German with eight races remaining, the Brit says it is "way too early" to start thinking about winning the world title.

    However, he does sound pretty confident, saying: "I am the strongest and happiest I've ever been in my life. I love my job - it's the greatest job in the world."