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Summary

  1. 11 Premier League news conferences
  2. Celtic get Ajax, Fenerbahce & Molde in Europa League
  3. Rubin Kazan, Bordeaux & Sion for Liverpool
  4. Spurs get Anderlecht, Monaco & Qarabag
  5. GET INVOLVED: My sporting dinner party #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Andy Cryer and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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Sportsday Live

That's it for Sportsday Live for Friday. It will resume on Monday at 08:00 BST.

Until then, have a good weekend.

Friday's football action

Football

There is live football action on Friday evening with Blackburn up against Bolton in the Championship while in the Scottish Championship, it's Falkirk against Dumbarton.

Follow the latest on the BBC Sport website.

bbc-coverageComing up

5 Live Sport

From 19:00 BST on 5 Live, Mark Chapman presents 5 Live Sport, looking ahead to the weekend's football with Chris Sutton, Paul Lambert and football writer Miguel Delaney.  

Who will prevail at T20 Blast Finals Day?

Cricket

James Vince, David Willey, Ian Bell, James Faulkner
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The T20 Blast comes to a conclusion tomorrow at Edgbaston, with Hampshire, Northants, Birmingham Bears and Lancashire all attempting to lift the trophy.

BBC Sport will have live radio coverage of both semi-finals and the final, as well as a live text commentary of the action throughout the day.

Who will come out on top? We've assessed the four contenders.

England face Women's Ashes test in Hove

Cricket

England will be hoping to keep their hopes of retaining the points-based Women's Ashes alive when they take on Australia in the second of three Twenty20 matches in Hove on Friday evening.

England need to win all three of the T20 matches and were victorious in the opening match at Chelmsford on Wednesday.

England's Katherine Brunt celebrates victory in Chelmsford
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You can hear live commentary of the game on 5 Live Sports Extra from 18:45 BST.

Hooper aims for Atlantic feat

Swimming

BBC World Service's Sportshour programme speaks to Britain's  Ben Hooper who is swimming from Senegal to Brazil in a bid to become the first person to swim the Atlantic Ocean.

More people have landed on the moon than have swum an ocean in full and Hooper is hoping to add his name to that list. It will take him around 120 days of swimming in two sessions, totaling around 2,000 miles and he will sleep on a support boat over night to avoid the risks of sharks and jelly fish.

Maxine Peake's Challenge Cup final preview

Rugby League

Maxine Peake
BBC Sport

Ahead of Saturday's Challenge Cup final between Hull KR and Leeds Rhinos, actress and rugby league fan Maxine Peake previews the game.

You can watch the Challenge Cup Final live on BBC One and online from 14:30 BST on Saturday with commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio Humberside.

West Brom 'agree fee for Evans'

Football

According to Sky Sports News, West Brom have agreed a fee with Manchester United for defender Jonny Evans.

Jonny Evans
PA

Premier League team news

Newcastle v Arsenal (Sat, 12:45 BST)

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko faces a late fitness test on a groin problem.

Papiss Cisse returns after illness, Daryl Janmaat is available again after a ban and Florian Thauvin could be handed his first Premier League start.

Moussa Sissoko
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Arsenal may again be without Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker because of injury and illness respectively.

Koscielny, who has a back problem, is the more likely of the two to play, according to manager Arsene Wenger, while Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere remain sidelined by injury.

England blind footballers miss Paralympic place

Football

England's blind football team have missed out on a place at the Rio Paralympics after losing on penalties to Russia in the European Championship semi-final in Hereford.

The team needed a top-two finish to clinch a place for Great Britain at next year's Games but after the sides finished scoreless in normal time, England captain Keryn Seal had his spot-kick saved.

That's it people. England are out of the Euros and they're out of the Paralympics. Russia are through to both

Money, money, money

Football

No lack of cash in the Premier League, then. And that's before the new TV deal kicks in...

Tottenham's signing of Son means every PL club bar Southampton are now net spenders this summer.

Tottenham's signing of Son means every PL club bar Southampton are now net spenders this summer.

GB quartet in US Open qualifying action

Tennis

British quartetJohanna Konta, Brydan Klein, Naomi BroadyandKyle Edmundare all in action on Friday in the final round of qualifying for the US Open.

From 18:00 BST, Konta faces Austrian Tamira Paszek, Klein is up against Matt Ebden of Australia and Broady plays Estonia's Annett Kontaveit.

Edmund will be in action from around 20:00 against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka.

You canfollow the latest via the US Open website.

Johanna Konta
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Sullivan critical of Allardyce

Football

West Ham co-owner  David Sullivan has given an interview to the London Evening Standard.

In it he says that during his time at Upton Park, former manager Sam Allardyce claimed he had the worst job in the world and Rafa Benitez was three hours away from becoming Hammers manager.

Scant reward?

Europa League draw

Professor Simon Chadwick from the Centre for the International Business of Sport at Coventry University tweets...

If Liverpool/Tottenham win all games/Europa League prize money=approx. £11m Money earned in PL last season Liverpool £92.8m Tottenham £88.8m

Carrigill aims for Euro success

Wheelchair Basketball

The Great Britain men's and women's teams get their European Wheelchair Basketball campaigns underway on Friday at Worcester University with Rio Paralympic places up for grabs.

Captain Sophie Carrigill took up the sport after a car accident in 2010 and will play a key role for the women's team in the event.

Sophie Carrigill
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England players show Exeter's rise

Rugby Union

Henry Slade
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Exeter Chiefs head coach, Rob Baxter, has said three of his players being named in England's World Cup squad is 'fantastic' for the club.

Henry Slade, Jack Nowell and Geoff Parling all made the cut in the 31-man party.

Exeter have only been in the Premiership for five years and narrowly missed out on their first play-off semi-final last season, finishing fifth.

Read more about what Baxter had to say here.

Crolla to face rematch with Perez

Boxing

Manchester's Anthony Crolla will face Darleys Perez in a rematch for the WBA World Lightweight title at the Manchester Arena on 21 November.

Perez retained his title with a controversial draw with Crolla on 18 July despite being docked points for several low blows.

Anthony Crolla and Darleys Perez
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Mascot derby

Football

Robert Thomson from the Scottish Sun has his finger on the pulse...

Dundee's Deewok 33/1 for the Mascot's race at Hamilton tonight. Dundee Utd's one is 12/1. Market led by that Partick Thistle madman at 2/1

Kingsley
SNS

The market has since shifted... turns out Kingsley, the terrifying Thistle mascot, has drifted to 3/1...

Get into the Rugby World Cup spirit

Rugby Union

England named their squad for the Rugby World Cup on Thursday and you have the chance to get into the spirit of it all by joining BBC Radio 5 live for their tournament preview show at the Twickenham Stoop on Thursday 17 September.

Hosted by Mark Chapman, the programme will also feature a number of World Cup legends including former New Zealand fly-half Andrew Mehrtens, ex Scotland captain Gavin Hastings, Wales scrum-half Rob Jones and former Ireland winger Denis Hickie amongst his guests.

Tickets are available on the 5 live website where you can find the full terms and conditions.

Andrew Mehrtens
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Greg Talbot:  My ideal dinner party guest would have to be Steven Gerrard... I would serve nothing but banana skins.

Keep your suggestions coming for who would be your ideal dinner guest and what would you cook them, with reasons. Tweet  #bbcsportsday,  or post on  BBC Sport Facebook.

Manchester United news conference

Swansea v Man United (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has finished his news conference. Nothing major to report from the Dutchman.

Ipswich get their Oar in

Football

BREAKING NEWS: #itfc set to sign Australian international winger Tommy Oar on a free transfer itfc.co.uk/news/article/t…

BREAKING NEWS: #itfc set to sign Australian international winger Tommy Oar on a free transfer itfc.co.uk/news/article/t…

Oar has spent the last five seasons with Utrecht.

With 4 days to go before the deadline, we've created our Transfer Deadline Day XI. Who would you pick? #bbcfootball

With 4 days to go before the deadline, we've created our Transfer Deadline Day XI. Who would you pick? #bbcfootball

Manchester United news conference

Swansea v Man United (Sun, 16:00 BST)

"My first match was against Swansea & we lost - now I have my 50th & I hope we can show we have improved," van Gaal tells reporters. #mufc

More on Swansea: "It will be difficult to beat them but we are better prepared than this time last year." #mufc

The manager also confirms Marouane Fellaini is back in contention having completed his Premier League suspension. #mufc

Manchester United news conference

Swansea v Man United (Sun, 16:00 BST)

"My first match was against Swansea & we lost - now I have my 50th & I hope we can show we have improved," van Gaal tells reporters. #mufc

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Steven Gordon:  With #RWC2015 coming up I'd opt for @BrianODriscoll to provide punditry, and of course I'd serve a fruit salad with tomato.

Kuntal Majumdar: Paolo Maldini - we will have 5 cups of coffee after the dinner, the giant UCL cups I mean.

Keep your suggestions coming for who would be your ideal dinner guest and what would you cook them, with reasons. Tweet  #bbcsportsday,  or post on  BBC Sport Facebook.

Manchester United news conference

Swansea v Man United (Sun, 16:00 BST)

More from Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal...

Boss to #MUTV on Herrera: "I had a theoretical scheme in my head that he could play at no.10 and he did it well against Brugge." #mufc

Done deal

Football

The Northern Echo reports Middlesbrough have re-signed Fernando Amorebieta on a season-long loan from Fulham, with James Husband heading to Craven Cottage on a one-month loan arrangement.

Platini news conference

Football

Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent in Monaco

Platini indicates if he fails to be elected as Fifa president in February then this will be his last term as head of Uefa.

Manchester United news conference

Swansea v Man United (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Louis van Gaal tells #MUTV Adnan Januzaj picked up an injury in midweek and is set to miss Sunday's game at Swansea City. #mufc

We will bring you the rest of what Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has to say shortly. Stay tuned.

Unlucky for some

Football

#13 If it's good enough for Thomas and Gerd Muller, it's good enough for me... #aboutthesame

Joey Barton has been given the number 13 for the new season at Burnley...

Brighton's Stockdale to honour Shoreham victims

Football

David Stockdale gloves
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Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale will wear personalised gloves against Ipswich on Saturday to honour two of the victims of the Shoreham air crash.

The names of Matt Grimstone, who was a member of Albion's ground staff, and his Worthing United team-mate Jacob Schilt will appear on his gloves.

They were among 11 people thought to have died in the crash.

Stockdale, who will also wear a shirt paying tribute to the duo while warming up, told BBC Sussex: "Our thoughts are firmly with the families and friends of all affected."

Fabregas ready for Palace

Chelsea v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Chelsea's Spanish midfielder is looking forward...

Celtic make Christie bid

Football

Celtic have made an offer in the region of £500,000 for Inverness Caledonian Thistle midfielder Ryan Christie.

And the Scottish champions are willing to loan the 20-year-old back to their Scottish Premiership rivals until the end of the season.

Platini news conference

Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent in Monaco

Platini: "Referees have been reminded to show those players crowding the officials [in Champions / Europa League] a yellow card for dissent"

Safety tests continue

Formula 1

Formula One's governing body, the FIA, has released a statement stressing their commitment to improve cockpit protection, following the death of IndyCar racer Justin Wilson.Read more here.

FIA set to test a range of cockpit protection solutions, including this from Mercedes >> f1.com/1JBdpBZ

FIA set to test a range of cockpit protection solutions, including this from Mercedes >>f1.com/1JBdpBZ

Everton turn down PSG's Coleman bid?

Football gossip

Everton have turned down a shock £20m bid from Paris St-Germain for Irish defender Seamus Coleman, 26, according to Talksport.

Get Involved

Harry Burch: Eric Cantona every time. Unpredictable, funny & so much flair.

Keep your suggestions coming for who would be your ideal dinner guest and what would you cook them, with reasons. Tweet  #bbcsportsday,  or post on  BBC Sport Facebook.

Teams set for Challenge Cup final

Rugby League

Ahead of Saturday's Challenge Cup final between Hull KR and Leeds, the traditional pre-match walkabouts have been taking place at Wembley...

Brian McDermott, Rob Burrow and Mitch Garbutt talk to the press

Brian McDermott, Rob Burrow and Mitch Garbutt talk to the press

We've arrived! Players expected shortly for their traditional pre-final look around! #wembley

We've arrived! Players expected shortly for their traditional pre-final look around! #wembley

Saturday's game will be live on BBC One from 14:30 BST with commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio Humberside and BBC Radio Leeds.