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By Andy Cryer and Elizabeth Hudson

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Coming 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.  

  4. Who will prevail at T20 Blast Finals Day?

    Cricket

    James Vince, David Willey, Ian Bell, James Faulkner

    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.

  5. 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

    You can hear live commentary of the game on 5 Live Sports Extra from 18:45 BST.

  6. 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.

  7. Maxine Peake's Challenge Cup final preview

    Rugby League

    Maxine Peake

    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.

  8. 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
  9. 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

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. Money, money, money

    Football

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

  12. 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
  13. 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.

  14. Scant reward?

    Europa League draw

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

  15. 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
  16. England players show Exeter's rise

    Rugby Union

    Henry Slade

    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.

  17. 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
  18. Mascot derby

    Football

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

    Kingsley

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

  19. 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
  20. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    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.

  21. 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.

  22. Ipswich get their Oar in

    Football

    Oar has spent the last five seasons with Utrecht.

  23. Post update

  24. Manchester United news conference

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

  25. Manchester United news conference

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

  26. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    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.

  27. Manchester United news conference

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

    More from Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal...

  28. 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.

  29. Manchester United news conference

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

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

  30. Unlucky for some

    Football

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

  31. Brighton's Stockdale to honour Shoreham victims

    Football

    David Stockdale gloves

    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."

  32. Fabregas ready for Palace

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

    Chelsea's Spanish midfielder is looking forward...

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. Maguire joins Orient

    Football

  38. 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...

    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.

  39. Sweet dreams

    Cricket

    A Nottinghamshire man has spoken of his surprise at finding an ex-international cricketer asleep in his car.

    Michael Whitaker, 45, from West Bridgford, was leaving for work on Wednesday when he found someone lying in his unlocked Chevrolet Matiz.

    It turned out to be former Zimbabwean captain and current Nottinghamshire batsman Brendan Taylor, who had got lost after celebrating a victory.

  40. Transfer gossip

    Football

    Some more transfer gossip for you..

    • Representatives of Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea are increasingly confident the 24 -year-old Spain international will join Real Madrid by the end of the transfer window. (Daily Mirror) 
    • Chelsea and Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi, 28, is wanted by Turkish club Besiktas. (Daily Mirror) 
  41. From kitchen porter to footballer

    Football

    Jordan Stewart

    Jordan Stewart has worked as a kitchen porter, domestic cleaner and labourer.

    The former Glentoran striker also worked in a health spa, but is now realising his dream of playing professional football at Swindon Town.

    In an interview with BBC Wiltshire charting his rise to prominence, he reveals he was washing dishes in a hospital kitchen when he heard news of his move to the League One club.

    "I got the call and had to get out of work early so I could get a flight to sign," said Stewart.

  42. Charlton coach ponders Pennant deal

    Football

    Charlton Athletic  head coach Guy Luzon is considering offering a deal to winger  Jermaine Pennant,  who is currently training with the Addicks. 

    The former Liverpool and Stoke player, 32, has been a free agent since leaving Wigan at the end of last season. 

    "He has a lot of experience. We will see and take a decision," Luzon told BBC London 94.9.

  43. Swansea news conference

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

    Mark Poyser

    BBC Wales football reporter

  44. Football Focus

    Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has been talking to the BBC's Football Focus about a number of subjects including having Alfredo di Stefano as his godfather, managing Sergio Aguero and David Silva and the theatrical background of his family.

    You can watch it on BBC One and online on Saturday at 11:30 BST.

  45. Berahino "a piece of meat"

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

    Some more from Tony Pulis's West Brom news conference as he admits the Baggies could still lose Saido Berahino - before accusing people of treating the striker like a piece of meat.

    The England Under-21 forward is wanted by Tottenham, who have had two bids swiftly rejected by the Baggies.

    Berahino has had a transfer request rejected by Albion and held talks with chairman Jeremy Peace on Thursday, who reiterated that he will not be sold.

    Pulis said: "I never say never about anything until it's closed and factual. It's not just about football it's about the person, about the lad and what he's going through. He's a human being, he's not just a lump of meat who people are trying to sell. He has emotions and having spoken to him he needs protecting."

  46. Leeds call off Forestieri signing

    Football

    Fernando Forestieri

    Leeds United have called off the signing of Watford forward Fernando Forestieri after chairman Massimo Cellino claimed he does not have the "right mentality" to play for the club. 

    They had agreed an undisclosed fee with the Hornets for the 25-year-old Italian.

     "A player could cost £3m, £5m or be a free transfer, but if their mentality isn't right then I will not sign them for Leeds," Cellino told the Leeds website.

  47. New signing for Newcastle?

    Football

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    Got your boots with you, Conor? Might be able to impress the Newcastle manager while you are speaking to him...

  48. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Pete Stilliard:  How about a prawn sandwich for Roy Keane? He'd like that I'm sure...

    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.

  49. Platini news conference

    Football

  50. Transfer gossip

    Football

    The president of Besiktas is finalising the details of Victor Valdes' transfer, according to the Daily Mail.

    They claim talks are taking place on the terrace of Le Meridien Beach Plaza hotel in Monte Carlo.

    It is reported Fikret Orman has offered Manchester United goalkeeper Valdes a two-year contract with the option of a third year.

  51. Porter finishes fifth in hurdles

    World Athletics Championships

    Britain's Tiffany Porter misses out on a medal by two hundredths of a second in the 100m hurdles final.

    Porter was fifth in 12.68 seconds with bronze going to Alina Talay of Belarus (12.66) while Jamaica's Danielle Williams took gold.

  52. Cole signs for Bradford

    Football

  53. Your country is calling

    Football

  54. Sunderland news conference

    Aston Villa v Sunderland (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Nick Barnes

    BBC Newcastle's Sunderland commentator

    Dick Advocaat rejected suggestions he was ready to quit Sunderland because of disgruntlement over the club's summer transfer activity.

    “With all respect I have never said I would leave  - maybe sometimes my face was not always happy but there was always a reason I was doing that but I have never said I would leave this club. There really is no reason to,” he said.  

  55. Stoke news conference

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

    More delights from Stoke manager Mark Hughes on the future of striker Jon Walters and former manager Tony Pulis who will be returning to the Britannia Stadium in his new role with West Brom...

  56. Ipswich to sign defender Malarczyk

    Football

    Ipswich Town are close to completing the signing of defender Piotr Malaczyk from Polish top-flight side Korona Kielce.

    The Championship club have reportedly met an £8,500 buyout clause in the 24-year-old's contract.

    "He's the captain of the team, he seems a really good character so I'm really glad we've got him," boss Mick McCarthy told BBC Radio Suffolk. 

  57. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Andy Rowberry: I'd have Mourinho over for dinner, so I could give him food poisoning.

    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.

  58. Sunderland news conference

    Aston Villa v Sunderland (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Nick Barnes

    BBC Newcastle's Sunderland commentator

    Dick Advocaat’s mood has lifted immeasurably with the signing of Swedish midfielder Ola Toivonen and the Dutchman refuted rumours he would leave Sunderland if he did not get players signed by the end of the transfer window. 

    Dick Advocaat

    Advocaat, sated by a pre-press conference jam doughnut, told BBC Newcastle he is hopeful of signing a striker on a permanent basis and a loan signing, believed to be a defender, before the window closes on Tuesday. He confirmed they are no longer pursuing Jonathan De Guzman.  

    Steven Fletcher is fit and will most likely start on the bench at Aston Villa but right-back Adam Matthews is out for six weeks with an ankle injury.

  59. Newcastle news conference

    Newcastle v Arsenal (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    Newcastle boss Steve McClaren has been talking in his pre-match news conference...

  60. Shubenkov wins hurdles gold

    World Athletics Championships

    Russian two-time European champion  Sergey Shubenkov runs a personal best to win gold in the 110m hurdles in 12.98 seconds.

    Olympic champion  Aries Merritt , who will have a kidney transplant in less than a week's time, wins bronze.

  61. Stoke news conference

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

    It's what you've all been waiting for. Stoke manager Mark Hughes's look-ahead to Saturday's game against West Brom...

  62. Sherwood working with Traore

    Football

    Aston Villa manager  Tim Sherwood  has revealed that forward  Adama Traore  is watching plenty of DVDs to get up to speed with the Premier League.

    "I talk to him daily. I showed him the video of his cameo on Saturday - and I will show him footage from the win over Notts County too," Sherwood told the club website.

    "He needs to mix his game up because it doesn't give people the opportunity to kick him."

  63. Stoke news conference

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

  64. Newcastle news conference

    Newcastle v Arsenal (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    The Newcastle Chronicle's reporter Lee Ryder is waiting for manager Steve McClaren, alongside the rest of the media. We will bring you what he says when we have it.

  65. Swansea news conference

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

  66. Silver for Proctor

    World Athletics Championships

    Britain's Shara Proctor wins silver in the long jump at the World Championships in Beijing with a new national record of 7.07m.

    American Tianna Bartoletta claims gold with the third-last jump of the competition where she grabbed victory with 7.14.

    Of the other Britons, Lorraine Ugen was fifth (6.85) but Katarina Johnson-Thompson's miserable time continued as she finished 11th (6.63)

  67. Heartbreak for Proctor

  68. Asher-Smith misses out on medal but gets record

    World Athletics Championships

    Britain's Dina Asher-Smith finishes fifth in the 200m at the World Championships in Beijing in a new British record of 22.07 seconds with Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands taking gold.

  69. Brentford to sign Austrian striker

    Football

    Richard Winton

    BBC Sport

    Brentford are expected to complete the loan signing of Red Bull Salzburg striker Marco Djuricin later on Friday.

    Marco Djuricin

    The 22-year-old striker only signed for the Austrian champions in January, but has been allowed to leave after they were knocked out of both the Champions and Europa Leagues in August.

    The Austrian scored 17 goals in 36 games for Sturm Graz before moving to Salzburg and has two international caps. 

  70. Swansea City news conference

    Swansea City v Manchester United (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Mark Poyser

    BBC Wales football reporter

    Swansea City completed the league double over Manchester United last season, beating Louis Van Gaal's side 2-1 at Old Trafford in his first game in charge in August then following it up with another victory by the same score line at the Liberty Stadium in February. 

    Manager Garry Monk masterminded both of those successes and we wait to speak to him shortly to find out if he thinks they can do it again...

  71. Boom Boom returns?

    Cricket

    Looks like T20 Finals Day just became even more exciting....

  72. 'There's a lot of exciting games'

    Europa League draw

    ManagerRonny Deilais also remaining positive in the face of a tricky draw.

    Celticare in a group with Ajax, Fenerbahce and Molde.

  73. Test of knowledge

    Europa League draw

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    Earlier on, we asked you to name the five non-Spanish teams to have won the Europa League since 2004.

    The answers? 

    Chelsea, CSKA Moscow, Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk and Zenit St Petersburg

  74. Mixed fortunes for British clubs

    Europa League draw

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Some interesting match-ups in the Europa League - and Spurs fans will be scouring all outlets to discover news of Azerbaijan's very own Qarabag.

    Liverpool will clock up a few air miles against Russia's Rubin Kazan but manager Brendan Rodgers will feel confident of getting out a group that also contains France's FC Bordeaux and FC Sion of Switzerland.

    Not exactly a soft landing for Celtic in the Europa League after being dumped out of the Champions League qualifiers by Malmo. It is a real test for Ronny Deila's side in a group containing Ajax, Fenerbahce of Turkey and Norwegians Molde.

  75. Lopes leaves Man City

    Football

    Marcos Lopes joins Monaco on a permanent deal.

    The Portuguese midfielder, 20, spent last season on loan at Lille where he made 27 appearances and scored three goals.

    Lopes, nicknamed 'Rony' after his idol Ronaldo, made just five appearances for the Blues since joining the club from Benfica in 2011. 

  76. Proctor leaps into the lead

    World Athletics Championships

    There's been a historic moment for Britain's Shara Proctor in the long jump final in Beijing...

  77. Germany face Dutch in semis

    Hockey

    Shelley Alexander, BBC's editorial lead on women's sport is at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London...

    You can watch the match via the BBC Sport website.

    England face Spain in the second semi-final at 19:30 BST which will also be live on the website.

  78. Grice reaches final; O'Hare out

    World Athletics Championships

    Britain's Charlie Grice has qualified for the 1500m final in Beijing after finishing fourth in the second of two semi-finals. 

    But there was frustration for compatriot Chris O'Hare who was in one of the five automatic qualifying spots with 100m to go in the first semi-final but was out-sprinted, missing out by 0.08 seconds.

    Charlie Grice
  79. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Steven Richards: Worried for LFC when they got Rubin, but it is not so bad. Tough for Spurs and Celtic. Group G looks like a rip-roarer to me. 

    Pawara Prongjit: The Winner for the #UELdraw is surely @BVB Dortmund, easy three teams and the eastern Europe expedition. 

    chris munro: Typical Celtic get a group of CL teams, but nothing to fear, Ajax scrapped into the groups.

  80. Sunderland news conference

    Aston Villa v Sunderland (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    We are still waiting to hear what Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has had to say to the media...

  81. Man Utd move for Anderson?

    Football gossip

    Talksport are reporting  Manchester United's battle to sign Lazio's  Felipe Anderson is set to go down to the final hours of the transfer window.

    The Red Devils have made a £21.9m offer to bring the Brazilian midfielder to Old Trafford but the Serie A side are determined not to lose their key man.

  82. Manchester City news conference

    Manchester City v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Ian Cheeseman

    BBC Radio Manchester's City commentator

    Think you missed out the word "talk" there, Ian...

    Belgium international forward Kevin De Bruyne has reportedly been offered an "astonishing" wage by City, according to Wolfsburg's director of sport Klaus Allofs.

  83. Can he do it? Yes he Can.

    Football

  84. Football Focus

    BBC One, Saturday, 11:30 BST and online

    Alan Shearer

    Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer has interviewed Spurs and England forward Harry Kane for Saturday's Football Focus.

  85. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Alex Simms: Qarabag have to travel a total distance of 13,740 miles for their matches! That's more than half the circumference of EARTH! 

    Andrew Priestley: Tough draw for Tottenham with fixtures against Monaco, Anderlecht and an unwanted journey to Azerbaijan. PL form will suffer. 

    Rizpey: There are some really good teams in this draw, liverpool Spurs can`t mess around.Expecting liverpool to go through Poor Celtic.

  86. West Brom news conference

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

  87. Familiar faces

    Europa League draw

    Former England manager Glenn Hoddle tweets...

  88. Man City news conference

    Man City v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    More from Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini...

  89. Man City news conference

    Man City v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Manuel Pellegrini has started his news conference...

  90. Sayers misses out in the javelin

    World Athletics Championships

    There has been disappointment for British javelin thrower Goldie Sayers after she failed to reach the final at the Bird's Nest in Beijing.

    Sayers had a best throw of 58.28m - well off the automatic qualifying mark of 63.50.

    You can follow live text commentary and watch online here.

  91. 'They are difficult opponents'

    Europa League draw

    Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has been putting a brave face on the draw...

  92. Good omens for Liverpool

    Europa League draw

  93. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Andrew Scammell: Hope Liverpool's B team can get us through to Quarters of Europa League- then take it seriously.

  94. Europa League draw

    Football

    A nasty-looking group forCeltic,with all four teams having started the season in the Champions League.

    And Qarabag, who joinSpurs'group, also played in Europe's premier club competition before being edged out 1-0 on aggregate by the Scottish champions in the third qualifying round.

    Celtic v Qarabag
  95. Manchester City news conference

    Man City v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Busy, busy...

  96. Europa League draw

    Football

    The end of the Europa League draw.

    Group A: Ajax,  Celtic,  Fenerbahce, Molde

    Group B: Rubin Kazan,  Liverpool,  Bordeaux, Sion 

    Group J:  Tottenham,  Anderlecht, Monaco, Qarabag

    What do you think? Who has got the easiest group? Let us know via #bbcsportsday. 

  97. Europa League draw

    Football

    Ready Tottenham fans?

    Group J is also complete with Azerbaijan champions Qarabag joining Spurs, Anderlecht and Monaco.  

  98. Europa League draw

    Football

    The final team out of Group B is Swiss side Sion, who join Liverpool, Rubin Kazan and Bordeaux.   

  99. Europa League draw

    Football

    They will do soon after drawing Fenerbahce in Group A.

    The Hoops' group is complete as Norway's Molde join those two and Ajax.

  100. Chelsea news conference

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

    Saturday's game will be Mourinho's 100th home match in charge of the Blues...

  101. Manchester City news conference

    Manchester City v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Ian Cheeseman

    BBC Radio Manchester's City commentator

  102. Europa League draw

    Football

    Pot three has been completed and some tough looking ties all round so far.

    Group A: Ajax, Celtic, Fenerbahce

    Group B: Rubin Kazan, Liverpool,  Bordeaux 

    Group J: Tottenham, Anderlecht, Monaco.

    One more pot to come...

  103. Mixed fortunes for GB

    World Athletics Championships

    Sisters Tiffany Porter and Cindy Ofili have had mixed fortunes for Britain in the 100m hurdles semi-finals in Beijing.

    Porter won her semi to ease through to the final, which takes place at 14:35 but Ofili was sixth in her heat

    However, the favourite, Dawn Harper Nelson from America crashed out of Ofili's race.

  104. Manchester City news conference

    Manchester City v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    James Robson of the Manchester Evening News tweets...

    We told you at 11:53 BST that the Ivorian striker had posted a picture of himself on social media wearing a protective boot and using crutches.

  105. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00)

    Mourinho has also refused to be drawn on Everton's John Stones who has been been the subject of three bids from the Stamford Bridge club.

    "I don't speak about players from other teams," says a slightly tetchy Chelsea manager. 

  106. Europa League draw

    Football

    So to recap so far...

    Group A: Ajax, Celtic

    Group B: RubIn Kazan, Liverpool

    Group J: Tottenham, Anderlecht

    Pot three next up.

  107. Celtic in with Ajax

    Europa League draw

  108. BreakingSpurs get Anderlecht

    Europa League draw

    Joining Tottenham in Group J is Belgian side Anderlecht.

  109. Chelsea news conference

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

    Here is some of the best lines from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho...

  110. BreakingLiverpool get Rubin Kazan

    Europa League draw

    Liverpool are next out of pot two and they join Russian side Rubin Kazan in Group B.

  111. BreakingCeltic in with Ajax

    Europa League draw

    Celtic are drawn in Group A and join Ajax. Already a tasty-looking tie there...

  112. Chelsea news conference

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

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is facing the media ahead of Saturday's home game against Crystal Palace.

    We'll bring you the best of it imminently...

  113. Europa League draw

    The likes of Napoli, Sporting Lisbon and Basel have already been drawn out of pot A. Still we wait for Spurs...

    There you go, Tottenham have been drawn in Group J...

  114. Europa League draw

    Football

    Ajax are the first team out of the hat - technically it's a bowl - and placed in Group A. We are under way at last.

  115. How it works

    Europa League draw

    Here we go...

  116. Europa League draw

    Football

    And still the chatter goes on. Not long now though - honest...

  117. 'Importance of togetherness'

    Europa League

    I talked about the Europa League's new design earlier. Here is more of an explanation from Uefa...

    "The importance of togetherness is expressed in a circular 'energy wave' that radiates from the trophy forming the new logo for the tournament.

    "This energy wave plays a prominent role in the overall on and off-air brand identity as a dynamic device that embodies the positive energy that is released during special moments in a match. 

    "It represents success achieved through the collective spirit of players and fans as they strive together for European glory."

    Aye, very good...

  118. Will he get his wish?

    Europa League draw

    We are about to find out. Get ready Celtic, Liverpool and Spurs fans...

  119. West Brom news conference

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

    West Brom manager Tony Pulis has started to dispense his pearls of wisdom...

  120. Ready to go...

    Europa League draw

  121. Almost there

    Europa League draw

    Here we go... well once the officials in Monaco have stopped telling us about their new Europa League design and showing the highlights of last year. These things do have a habit of dragging on a little bit...

  122. Test of knowledge

    Europa League draw (12:00 BST)

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    While you are waiting for the draw, here is a teaser to test you...

    Since 2004, which five non-Spanish teams have won the Europa League?

  123. Who's in pot four?

    Europa League draw (12:00 BST)

  124. Aston Villa news conference

    Aston Villa v Sunderland (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood says a sickness bug has swept through the camp ahead of their game with Sunderland.

    Tim Sherwood

    "There are a few players who have not been able to make training. I don't want to tell you who who they are but they're not here today because they are ill," he said. 

    "The doc is having to do some overtime. We could miss a couple and there's a couple who are not well now. I'd rather they weren't well now rather than tomorrow." 

  125. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Max Baggins-Craig: LVG, a British classic of battered fish, chips, mush peas & as it fits in with his system of play: a side of scraps. 

    Christian Evans: I'd invite Jose Mourinho over and make him an omelette. 

    jed shaw: id invite Richie Benaud over, id cook him some nice lamb and a glass of red. then have a good old yarn about cricket.

    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.

  126. Coming up

    Europa League draw (12:00 BST)

    The Europa League draw is not far away now... Who will Spurs, Liverpool and Celtic draw?

  127. Who's in pot three?

    Europa League draw (12:00 BST)

  128. Bony, emm...

    Football

    This picture has been posted on an Instagram and Facebook page under the name of Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony. Neither are verified accounts, doesn't look great though does it...?

    Wilfried Bony
  129. Who's in pot two?

    Europa League draw (12:00 BST)

  130. Finished article

    Aston Villa v Sunderland (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Nick Barnes

    BBC Newcastle's Sunderland commentator

    And my commentary notes are now complete ahead of the news conference. Let's hope events don't mean they become out of date...

    Commentator's notes
  131. Advocaat's last stand?

    Aston Villa v Sunderland (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Nick Barnes

    BBC Newcastle's Sunderland commentator

    Dick Advocaat holds his news conference at 12:30 BST with many Sunderland fans fearing it may be his last.

    The Dutchman has hinted in past weeks that he cannot be expected to "do the job without the tools" and unless there is some transfer activity in the next few days there is genuine concern that the Dutchman may decide to walk away.

  132. Dortmund for Celtic?

    Europa League draw (12:00 BST)

    Former Celtic striker John Hartson gives his view on who he wants the Hoops to draw in the Europa League.

  133. Who's in pot one?

    Europa League draw (12:00 BST)

  134. Get Involved

    BBC Sport Facebook

    Elliot Stitfall: I had Andy Murray visit my restaurant once. Absolute nightmare, he returned everything I served

    Miky Butler:  Jack wilshere: sitting duck

    Stefan Glosby : I'd have Tony Yeboah round for a nice Yorkshire Pudding. They did give him his goal-scoring powers, after all!

    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.

  135. Maloney 'wants to achieve' with Hull

    Football

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    Scotland international Maloney has this week joined Hull City after a short spell at Chicago Fire...

  136. Ketsbaia takes control

    Europa League draw (12:00 BST)

    The Cypriot champions are in Pot 2, having lost to Astana of Kazakhstan in the Champions League play-off round on Wednesday.

  137. Hardee forced out with injury

    World Athletics Championshps

    But one person whose involvement in Beijing is at an end is twice former decathlon champion Trey Hardee who has withdrawn with a back injury.

    The 2009 and 2011 gold medallist injured his left lower back on his final attempt in the long jump, the second event of the two-day competition, and withdrew from the shot.

    Trey Hardee

    "I tried everything to try to make it through but it just wasn't meant to be." said Hardee, who came in to the competition with the year's top score, 8,725 points, and had been aiming for a silver medal behind team-mate Ashton Eaton, the world record holder.  

  138. Coming up in Beijing

    World Athletics Championships

    It's another busy day at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing with Dina Asher-Smith (200m final), Katarina Johnson-Thompson (long jump final) and American Aries Merritt (110m hurdles final) among those in action.

    You can follow the latest via the BBC Sport website.

    Friday's action
  139. How the draw works

    Europa League draw (12:00 BST)

    So, about these pots...

    The 48 teams in the draw comprise the 22 play-off winners, the 10 losing teams from the UEFA Champions League play-offs (including Celtic) and the 16 sides entering directly at this stage (including Liverpool and Tottenham).

    Europa League draw

    They have been split into four groups based on their club coefficients and will be drawn into 12 groups of four, with no two teams from the same country drawn in the same section. Futhermore, sides from Russia and Ukraine cannot meet.

    Matches will be played on 17 September, 1 & 22 October, 5 & 26 November, and 10 December.

  140. St Mirren strike Webster deal

    Football

    The former Arbroath, Hearts, Wigan, Rangers, Dundee United and Scotland defender left Coventry City at the end of last season.

  141. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Jack Cummins: I'd invite Frank Leboef, Patrick Berger and Philip Lamb over for a BBQ. 

    John McEnerney: Ian "Beefy" Botham & Viv Richards, a good Irish steak plenty of red wine & fine hand rolled cigars. Imagine the craic you'd have. 

    BRADON: Juan Mata because I think he is a nice intelligent person I fancy a good conversation.

    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.

  142. Advocaat critical of 'lower than average' players

    Football

    According to the Sunderland Echo, Black Cats manager Dick Advocaat has criticised the money wasted on “lower than average” players by his Sunderland predecessors.

    “We had a big past here and I know a little bit about the salary of players – average players, lower than average players and that’s crazy," he said.

    Dick Advocaat

    “People who bought those kind of players for those transfer fees and gave them those salaries didn’t care about the club.

    "Supporters have to understand that before you can have a new start, you have to get rid.”

    We'll be hearing more from Advocaat from 12:30 BST when he faces the media for his weekly news conference.

  143. When is the draw?

    Europa League draw (12:00 BST)

    Europa League
  144. Seeding pots confirmed

    Europa League draw (12:00 BST)

    Tottenham are in Pot 1, while Liverpool and Celtic are in Pot 2.

  145. Happy birthday to who?

    Football

    Remember we asked you about this....

    Well, we've had one magnificent guess...

    But the actual answer is Spain international Cesar Azpilicueta.

    Also celebrating are Paris St Germain's Brazilian midfielder Thiago Motta (33), Stoke’s former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic (25) and Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga (32).

  146. Jarvis ruled out of Lancashire run-in

    Cricket

    Kyle Jarvis

    Lancashire seamer Kyle Jarvis will miss the rest of the 2015 season with a broken hand.

    The 26-year-old suffered the injury during fielding practice before T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston.

    Jarvis is the joint-leading wicket-taker in Division Two of the County Championship with 62 scalps and has helped Lancashire to the brink of promotion.

    Meanwhile, batsman Karl Brown has signed a new long-term contract.

  147. FA Cup first round qualifying

    Football

    Wise decision to never clash with a cheese show...  

  148. Transfer gossip

    Football

    Some more gossip for you...

    • Fulham have made a bid for Nottingham Forest defender Michael Mancienne, 27. (Nottingham Post) 
    • Sunderland's 32-year-old forward Jermain Defoe believes he deserves an England call-up - two years after last playing for his country. (Daily Star) 
    • Meanwhile, the Black Cats are still waiting to hear whether Napoli's 27-year-old Netherlands midfielder Jonathan de Guzman will move to the Stadium of Light. (Newcastle Chronicle) 
  149. West Brom news conference

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

  150. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Paul Harris: I'd cook Akinfenwa an all you can eat breakfast to see how much he could handle! 

    Dale James Power: As an avid LFC fan it would have to be Djimi Traore. I'd cook his favourite (fish fingers) as we reminisced the halcyon days.

    Who would be your ideal dinner guest and what would you cook them? Gives us the reasons why via #bbcsportsday or post on BBC Sport Facebook.

  151. Who is Ola Toivonen?

    Football

    Quote Message: I worked with Ola at PSV so I know him well. He is a national team player with a lot of experience, an attacking midfielder who can score goals and is good in the air - he will bring something different to the team. from Dick Advocaat Sunderland manager
    Dick AdvocaatSunderland manager