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  1. Farewell

    And on that unusual note, that's where we leave you for today. Many thanks for being with us and please join the Sportsday ship on Thursday at 08:00 BST. Cheerio now.

  2. Man crush shocker

    Rugby Union

    Former Lions prop Adam Jones admits he still has a "bit of a man crush" on Warren Gatland despite his anger at being dropped by the Wales coach.

    Jones Gatland

    The 34-year-old tighthead retired after not being picked for Wales' Six Nations squad and told Jason Mohammad's programme on BBC Radio Wales that he wrote Gatland a letter in an effort to cope being dropped after winning 95 caps.

    But Jones thanked Gatland for helping him win 3 Grand Slams and a Lions series.

  3. 5 live Sport

    BBC Radio 5 live 19:00 BST

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Tonight's 5 live Sport with George Riley from 19:00 BST features a round-up of the day's sports news, Matt Dawson's rugby show with Paul Grayson and Keith Wood, the latest from the US Open tennis in New York and a preview of the Euro2016 qualifiers.

  4. Watford discover 'ruthless' top flight


    Geoff Doyle

    BBC Three Counties Radio sport

    The three signings Watford made on deadline day took their summer tally to 15, more than any other team in the Premier League, at an estimated cost of around £35m.

    Craig Cathcart

    But the question remains; will the squad be good enough now to keep them in the top flight? 

    The team that got them into the Premier League is now just a memory. Indeed the side that plays Swansea next up could feature just two survivors - Heurelho Gomes and Craig Cathcart. 

    The Premier League is a ruthless business and Watford fans are becoming increasingly aware of that.

  5. Pochettino happy with new additions


    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino with some thoughts on his summer acquisitions. 

    "In Dele [Alli], Sonny [Son Heung-min] and Clinton [Njie] we have three young, fast and exciting players who can play in several different attacking positions.

    "It's a squad of players with heart – it’s a squad I’m proud to field."  

  6. Smith prepared for England attack

    England v Australia (Thursday 13:45 BST)

    Australia skipperSteven Smithis ready for England's attacking brand of cricket in the five-match one-day series beginning on Thursday.

    Australia captain Steven Smith

    "The way they played against New Zealand was really good, they took the game on. Moeen Ali recently said they're trying to play quite similarly to the way we play.  

    "We know how they're going to play. They're going to come quite hard so we're going to get opportunities if we get the ball in the right areas. We've just got to make sure we take those opportunities."

  7. De Gea in Man Utd Champions League squad


    Manchester United confirm David De Gea will be in their Champions League squad after his proposed move to Real Madrid failed to be completed on Transfer Deadline Day.

  8. Marriott sorry for gesture to fans


    Luton Town striker Jack Marriott has apologised for a gesture towards the away supporters after being sent off in Tuesday's victory over Leyton Orient.  

    "It was very out of character for me - I've let the manager, the fans and my teammates down," the 20-year-old said on Twitter.

    "I made a mistake and am very disappointed in myself, I will learn from this."

  9. Ask Phil...


    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Liverpool's transfer window - success or failure? - Emma Sanders

    Time will tell on this one, Emma, but what I do think is successful is that they clearly had a strategy to get business done and avoid a trolley dash on the last day.

    The owners FSG have shown faith in Brendan Rodgers and players such as Christian Benteke, James Milner, Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez have already shown what they can do.

    Maybe could have done with another solid midfield player but on the surface the business looks good - results will be the final judge though.

  10. Tykes on top at Headingley

    County Cricket

    England batsman Jonny Bairstow  passed 1,000 Championship runs for the season as leaders Yorkshire made 391 in their first innings and then reduced Somerset to 44-2 in their second innings - still 237 runs behind - after day two at Headingley.

  11. Liverpool signing joins Finnish club


    Liverpool confirm 18-year-old new signing from Internacional,  Allan Rodrigues de Souza , has immediately joined Finnish side Seinajoen Jalkapallokerho on loan until January.

  12. Modest Martial


    Anthony Martial

    Manchester United's new £36m signingAnthony Martial tells a news conference at France's training camp in Clairefontaine he was not concerned about the cost of the transfer. 

    "My family were definitely a bit nervous because of my high price but I'm going to stay focused on my work," he says. 

    "I'm not sure I'm worth 80m euros. I left for the football side. It's quite crazy for a player of my age but that's how the market works.

  13. Ask Phil...


    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    What was Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thinking? One signing all summer and looks like no chance of winning the league - Boubacar Bamsey 

    This is as thorny a subject as we have been getting. And the answer is, Boubacar, that I honestly don't have a clue what Arsene Wenger was/is thinking.

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
    Image caption: Arsenal lost their opening home match to West Ham

    No blame can be attached to Arsenal's hierarchy because the money is there and I am staggered that he has chosen to not sign an outfield player.

    Wenger may be able to throw the criticism back in our faces at the end of the season but I think he has made a serious error in not signing a better striker, a high-quality defensive midfield player and perhaps even another central defender.

    Arsenal fans sometimes get a reputation as moaners but I think they have every justification of asking questions on this one. They have every right to be frustrated.

  14. Regrets, I've had a few...


    On that subject, the thoughts of former Manchester United and Newcastle winger Keith Gillespie.

  15. PFA chief Taylor hopeful over Berahino


    Professional Footballers' Association chief Gordon Taylor tells BBC Sport the union has been in touch with West Brom and Saido Berahino’s representatives regarding the striker's unhappiness at the Baggies.

    Taylor is hopeful the situation will soon be resolved and the club and player can come together again.

    "I’d be surprised and disappointed if the situation was not resolved," Taylor said.     

  16. Hey big spenders


    Want a fancy little graphic illustrating what was spent in the big four European leagues over the summer?

    Your luck's in.


    The biggest non-Premier League transfer was the £29.5m spent by Inter Milan on Monaco’s Geoffrey Kondogbia, who is the man pictured above.

  17. Get Involved


    Johnny Magrinho:  Putting up with these inane analogies waiting for an interesting one to surface only to be disappointed when it never comes..

    Time to knock it on the head then Johnny? Fair enough.

  18. Ask Phil...


    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Can you fathom why Everton manager Roberto Martinez hasn't got that no. 10 he desperately wanted? Failed deal for Dynamo Kiev's Andriy Yarmolenko perhaps? - Alex

    Martinez made it clear from day one of the window that a "number 10" was his priority, along with a left-sided central defender. He has failed to produce so that ranks as a failure after making such a show of needing one.


    I do think Everton genuinely thought at one point that they had Yarmolenko but they must also have known buying from clubs in Ukraine can be notoriously tough and negotiations can become complicated - so not to have any sort of back up seems to be an oversight.

    In the general context I do not judge Everton's window as a success either. There does not seem to be much cash around at Everton. Their ambitions were limited in this window and it may come back to hurt them.

  19. West Ham charged by FA


    West Ham are charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players following Mark Noble's sending off at Liverpool last weekend. That dismissal was rescinded earlier today, incidentally.

  20. No deal

    Football gossip

    Victor Wanyama

    Spurs were set to pay up to £20m for Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, in exchange for either Andros Townsend or Erik Lamela but the Saints were unwilling to sell, reports the London Evening Standard.

  21. Anyika Onuora interview


  22. Landa claims stage 11

    Vuelta a Espana

    Spaniard  Mikel Landa of the Astana team wins stage 11 of the Vuelta a Espana, a 138km run from Andorra la Vella - Cortals d'Encamp. 

    Italian Fabio Aru, also of Astana, tops the overall classification, 27 seconds clear of Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez, with Britain's Chris Froome in 15th place.

    Froome suffered a cut to his right leg after crashing on the first stage.

  23. Lost in music

    Rugby League

  24. Ask Phil...


    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    What changes, if any, would you make to your pre-season predictions now the transfer window is closed? - Paul Knott

    Great question, Paul. It is far too early to make any changes but, at the top, I would certainly think a lot harder about putting Chelsea as champions, Arsenal second and Manchester City third. Manchester United in fourth still sounds about right to me.

    Chelsea v Crystal Palace
    Image caption: Chelsea have lost two of their opening four league matches

    City's start to the season and their transfer business gives them the look of champions, while Chelsea have not had a good window and Arsenal have hardly bothered.

    But what's done is done and the time for assessing the predictions is at the end of the season. I may even get some right.

  25. County Cricket news

    Worcestershire v Sussex

  26. Fifa needs 'fresh faces' - Odegbami


    Former Nigeria captain  Segun Odegbami,  63, who has announced his intention to stand for president of Fifa, tells the BBC: "There’s a void to be filled because Fifa is in crisis" and that the game needs "fresh faces, fresh ideas."

  27. Afellay ban reduced


    Ibrahim Afellay's suspension following his sending-off against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday has been reduced to two games after the Football Association upheld Stoke’s appeal against the severity of the midfielder's punishment. 

    Ibrahim Afellay
  28. Grayson leaves Essex

    County Cricket

    Essex announce that Head Coach Paul Grayson has left the club by mutual consent.

    Grayson, 44, played 138 first-class games for the county and became coach in 2007, guiding the team to the Friends Provident Trophy in 2008

    Assistant Chris Silverwood will take temporary charge until the end of the season.

  29. Bears put Middlesex on back foot

    Middlesex 171-7 v Warwickshire

    BBC WM's Mike Taylor at Edgbaston:

    "Warwickshire remain on top but with yesterday's play having been lost they will need to keep the intensity high. 

    "Jeetan Patel bowled for most of the afternoon from the Birmingham End and put all the batsmen in difficulty, but Neil Dexter held firm to reach 50 not out, surviving one difficult chance. 

    "He found useful support for an hour from Ollie Rayner, but will need more after tea if Middlesex are to remain competitive."

  30. Berahino latest


    Pat Murphy

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Saido Berahino won’t face the inevitable disciplinary process until next Monday, when he will meet leading executives at the club to discuss his expected fine for Tuesday’s Twitter outburst and to see how they can get such a discontented player back on side. 

    "West Brom’s postponement of the meeting is designed to draw away some of the media focus on this spectacular fallout between chairman Jeremy Peace and Berahino.

    "Mr Peace’s relationship with the player is nowhere near as crucial as the role head coach Tony Pulis will play in his reintegration. I understand Pulis was resigned to losing such a valuable but disillusioned player but he, somehow, has to talk Berahino round.”    

  31. Swindon confirm Ajose signing


    We reported earlier (at 14:51 to be precise) that Swindon were set to sign Nicky Ajose following the forward's release by Leeds United.

    Well, Ajose has now signed a three-year deal with the League One side.

  32. Chalobah heads to Italy


    Nathaniel Chalobah has joined Napoli on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea.


    The England Under-21 international, who has effectively spent the past three seasons away from his parent club, has headed to Serie A to find first-team football.

    Chalobah, who can play in defence or midfield, has previously had loan spells Watford, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Burnley and Reading.

  33. Noble red card rescinded


    Mark Noble will be available for West Ham's first fixture after the international break against Newcastle after the red card he received against Liverpool was rescinded.

    The Hammers captain was sent off in the 78th minute at Anfield when referee Kevin Friend judged him to have fouled Danny Ings.


    Noble insisted afterwards that his challenge was not even worthy of a yellow card.

    "Great news," tweeted West Ham co-owner David Gold. "Mark Noble's red card has been rescinded and he will be available to play against Newcastle."

  34. Brook to face Chaves in Sheffield


    Kell Brook will defend his IBF World Welterweight title against Diego Chaves at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on 24 October.  

    Kell Brook

    "Chaves is a rough, tough, durable fighter who is very dangerous,” said Brook. "He’s bringing something new to the table. 

    "He’s coming off a draw to Tim Bradley, was ahead on the cards against Brandon Rios until he was disqualified and gave Keith Thurman a solid fight so we know what level he has mixed at and how good he is."

  35. County Cricket news

    Worcestershire v Sussex

  36. 'Walters has role to play at Stoke'


    Matt Sandoz

    Stoke City commentator, BBC Radio Stoke

    The short-term future of Stoke City forward Jon Walters is now clear after the uncertainty of transfer deadline day, and who would bet against him not playing an important part the Potters season. 

    Jon Walters

    The signing of Mile Jedinak from Crystal Palace - a deal which collapsed after personal terms could not be agreed - would have added an extra steel to the midfield but his signing wasn’t going to make or break the Potters' season.

    What fans want to see now is the guile of players such as Walters combined with the flair of Xherdan Shaqiri and Marko Arnautovic in what is widely-regarded as the strongest Stoke City squad for several decades.

  37. Ask Phil...


    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    De Gea

    Can Man Utd convince De Gea to sign a long-term contract? - The Melz

    I would be amazed if De Gea signed another contract with United. He would have done it by now and I think that ship has sailed. United will be pleased to still have him, for all the nonsense of the collapse of his move to Real Madrid, but I am 100% convinced that this time next year he will be gone. 

    Sorry if that's not the answer you wanted.

  38. One thousand not out


  39. Happy birthday

    Well done to those of you who deduced that the former Premier League midfielder who turns 33 on Wednesday is Joey Barton.

    Also celebrating are the winner of eight grand slam singles titles  Jimmy Connors (63), former Colombia international  Carlos Valderrama (54), Britain's former world heavyweight champion  Lennox Lewis (50) and former Germany midfielder  Andreas Moller (48).

  40. Northeast ton frustrates Lancashire

    Kent 499-6 v Lancashire - tea, day two

    BBC Radio Manchester's Scott Read at Canterbury:

    "Lancashire were well below par during the afternoon session, bowling as poorly as they have done all season and Kent cashed in. 

    "Sam Northeast finally converted a half-century into a hundred for the first time this season but Darren Stevens will be kicking himself, having slog swept Simon Kerrigan for six, he tried a similar shot the next delivery and was caught in the deep for 92."

  41. Smash and Grabb attempt fails

    Football gossip


    Bournemouth failed to sign former Cherries striker Lewis Grabban despite making an improved £7m bid for the Norwich City player, reports the Bournemouth Echo

  42. Hampshire earn modest lead

    Durham 213, Hampshire 251 - tea, day two

    BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at Chester-le-Street:

    "Hampshire were bowled out on the stroke of tea for 251, a lead of 38 runs.

    "John Hastings picked up two wickets this afternoon to add to his two in the morning to keep Hampshire from building a sizeable lead.

    "But Durham’s catching was average, with five dropped in the innings.In a low-scoring game they may prove to be very costly indeed."

  43. Ask Phil...


    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Who do you think is the surprise signing of the summer? Mark

    Think it has got to be Antony Martial going to Manchester United for £36m - a deal that came out of nowhere and was completed within 24 hours, causing shock waves across Europe.


    The surprise non-signing has to be Arsenal's lack of business.

    Best signing may just be Swansea City signing Andre Ayew on a free from Marseille.

  44. Bairstow leads Yorkshire dominance

    Somerset 110, Yorkshire 364-7 - tea, day two

    BBC Radio Bristol's Stephen Lamb at Headingley:

    "Yorkshire extended their first innings lead past the 250 mark on day two at Headingley, with Jonny Bairstow showing further signs of the excellent form that has re-established his international credentials.


    "Bairstow reached the tea interval unbeaten on 76 from 94 deliveries, and in doing so passed 1,000 runs for the season in the County Championship. 

    "Somerset's Craig Overton also passed a milestone, taking his hundredth first-class wicket by trapping Aaron Finch lbw during an excellent spell with the second new ball."

  45. Benteke out


    Belgium striker Christian Benteke became their second casualty ahead of Thursday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Bosnia when he pulled out of the match with a thigh injury.


    However, coach Marc Wilmots says Benteke - who had a scan after being injured in Liverpool's defeat by West Ham United on Saturday - could return for Sunday's Group B game in Cyprus.

    On Tuesday, midfielder Mousa Dembele was ruled out of both matches because of an ankle problem.

    Belgium trail group leaders Wales by two points as they seek a top-two finish to clinch a place at the finals in France.

  46. Ask Phil...


    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    We gave you the chance to put your questions to BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty.

    Phil, what are your thoughts on clubs trying to do business in the last hours or minutes of the window? - Jean-Paul Breyer 

    Never understand it, Jean-Paul, and never have. I can understand the need for deadline-day deals (and our lives as journalists would be a lot duller without them) but when they are big moves that you knew were coming for weeks such as Real Madrid's move for David de Gea and Tottenham trying to sign Saido Berahino from West Brom then there is really no excuse for it.

    Saido Berahino

    Clubs risk being held to ransom or not getting deals done because of complications with paperwork, bids being turned down and such. Oh, and look what happened.

  47. Call-up for Mariappa


  48. 'His body isn't ready'


    Reece Topley's body is not ready for Test cricket, according to his father and former Essex bowler Don Topley.

    The 21-year-old will join Hampshire from Essex in the winter, and made his England Twenty20 debut on Monday in the victory against Australia.


    Topley has struggled with back injuries throughout his career.

    "His red-ball stats are very good, but he's not going to play Test cricket for England for a few years. He's young, his body can't handle that," he said. "But what he can handle is playing one-day cricket - he's good enough and strong enough to contribute to that."

  49. Vote closed

    The vote, ladies and gentleman, has now closed and the results in.

    We asked what your preferred transfer system would be?

    An overwhelming 69% want the window to close when the season starts, 13% want a draft system similar to the US and 12% want the window scrapped completely.

    A further 6% voted other.

    Thanks for getting involved.

  50. US Open round-up


    There was mixed fortunes for the Brits.

    Jo Konta took her winning streak to 14 matches and Aljaz Bedene benefited from a retirement as both reached the US Open second round.

    Konta, who came through three rounds of qualifying, beat American wildcard Louisa Chirico 6-3 6-0 in New York.


    Bedene led Ernests Gulbis 3-6 6-4 3-0 when the Latvian retired.

    But bad news for Laura Robson - who went down 3-6 6-3 7-5 to Russia's Elena Vesnina - and James Ward, beaten 6-1 7-5 6-3 by Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci.

  51. US Open round-up


    You know we like to keep things simple as we can for you, so here's a quick two-part round-up of everything that happened overnight at the US Open...

    Second seed Roger Federer raced past Argentina's Leonardo Mayer in 77 minutes, the five-time champion winning 6-1 6-2 6-2.


    Fifth seed Stan Wawrinka beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-5 6-4 7-6 (8-6), while Women's second seed Simona Halep progressed when Marina Erakovic could not continue at 6-2 3-0 down.

    Lucie Safarova was another leading woman to make an early exit, the sixth seed and French Open runner-up losing 6-4 6-1 to Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko. Fifth seed Petra Kvitova swept past German qualifier Laura Siegmund 6-1 6-1 

  52. New arrival at Upton Park


  53. Get Involved


    Please let us know what how you would describe Tuesday's Deadline Day...and keep it clean please.

    Chris Allan: A full to the bursting cow's udder, with only a dribble of milk coming out.

    Henry Ashman: Ordering food/drink from somewhere pretentious, no matter how good it is, it still feels like you're being ripped off.

    MJANUFC: Any other Tuesday.

  54. Football

    Football gossip

    Seems Steven Naismith was a man in demand on deadline day.


    Everton turned down a bid of up to £8m from Norwich City for the Scotland forward, according to the Liverpool Echo, while the Sunderland Echo reports that Naismith was also a target for Sunderland in the last few hours of the transfer window. 

    The 28-year-old, though, remains at Goodison.

  55. Young speaks about De Gea ... slightly


    Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young has been speaking about the David de Gea situation.

    Very briefly.

    "David is a professional player, always has been, always will be. But I am not here to speak about it, or add to the speculation. I would rather not talk about it," he told a news conference.

    David De Gea

    The journalists, as we would, tried again, asking: You expect everyone to be fully focused, there won't be any problems with David or anyone else, everyone will be right on the ball?

    "It will always be the same. Everyone is fully focussed. Everyone is pulling in the right direction," said Young. "The team spirit and the team bond we have here is fantastic. That will continue."

  56. Swindon set to sign striker Ajose


    Nicky Ajose

    The transfer window might have closed yesterday evening, but clubs can still sign free agents.

    And after losing winger Nathan Byrne and striker Michael Smith to Wolves and Barnsley respectively yesterday, BBC Wiltshire reports that Swindon are set to bolster their squad with forward Nicky Ajose.

    The 23-year-old was released by Leeds United before the deadline after making only four appearances in a year at Elland Road.

  57. In-form Dowie eyes England recall


    Liverpool Ladies striker Natasha Dowie says she would "love" to be recalled to the England team for their upcoming Euro 2017 qualifiers.

    Natasha Dowie

    The 27-year-old has 14 caps but missed out on a place in England's World Cup squad as Mark Sampson's side won bronze in Canada.

    "Everyone wants to play for England so it would be silly of me to say no," Dowie told BBC Sport. "I feel like I have a lot to prove on the international stage and it would be brilliant to be back involved."

  58. I didn't refuse England - Shelvey


    Jonjo Shelvey dismisses rumours he turned down the chance to play for England. Speaking after training for Saturday's Euro2016 qualifier in San Marino the Swansea midfielder said: "I'll play anywhere for my country. I didn't refuse to play, I've always made myself available. I just want to make a start." 

  59. BreakingSalford part company with Harris

    Rugby League

    Iestyn Harris

    After weeks of speculation regarding the future of Iestyn Harris, Salford Red Devils have confirmed they have parted company with their head coach by mutual agreement.

  60. County Cricket news

    Worcestershire v Sussex

    Not a bad life on the old county circuit for you boys, is it Adrian?

  61. Butland keen to put pressure on Hart


    England reserve goalkeeper Jack Butland admits he is a "long way" behind number one Joe Hart. After training ahead of Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier in San Marino he says: "it's great for me to be here but ultimately I look to put pressure on Joe and get some games."

    Jack Butland
  62. Morgan keen to build on success

    England v Australia (Thursday 14:00 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    England v Australia

    The five-match one-day international series between England and Australia begins on Thursday with a day/night match at Southampton, coverage on 5 live sports extra beginning at 13:45 BST.

    Fresh from his 74 in Monday's T20 victory against the Aussies, England skipper Eoin Morgan says: "I think the performances from the team are getting better with each game and my development as a captain is coming along

    "I'm learning along the way and my thoughts and ideas are being implemented."

  63. Barton regrets Burnley tweet


    New Burnley midfielder Joey Barton says he regrets sending tweets criticising the town while at QPR last season. 

    Barton told a Clarets fan: "We may well be really overrated but at least we don't have to live in Burnley". 

    The 33-year-old joined Sean Dyche's side in August, after West Ham pulled out of a deal to sign the former Manchester City and Newcastle player. 

    "I wish I hadn't done it in a social media space because it was taken out of context," he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

    Joey Barton
  64. A Question of Sport

    Tennis answer

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    And concluding our housekeeping for now, here's the answer to our teaser.

    We asked since 1990 which five men have reached a US Open singles final but never won a Grand Slam?

    The answers are: Todd Martin, Kei Nishikori, Mark Philippoussis, Cedric Pioline, Greg Rusedski.

    Another one of these at the same time tomorrow.

  65. Transfer system vote


    You can now take part in our vote, which appears on the right-side of your screen. Regarding the much-fabled Transfer Deadline Day, how would you like the system to operate?

    No windows at all? A window that closes when the season starts? A draft system? Other? 

    Vote now. Terms and conditions can be found here.

  66. Manchester United news


    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester United

    They are still creating headlines over their deadline day exploits involvingDavid de GeaandAnthony Martialbut life continues to tick on as normal at Manchester United.

    Today's press conference is to announce the club's new 'digital transformation partner'.

    It is precisely these kinds of deals that allowed them to break the record for a teenager tosign Martialfrom Monaco.

    Whether it is the £36m initial payment or the add-ons that could take the final fee over £50m, these deals have to be funded somehow.

  67. Get Involved


    How would you describe Tuesday's Deadline Day?

    Denis Kobia: Having a wonderful dream only to awaken to the painful reality.

    Louis Sanderson:  That day at school when no one does anything, and all your mates are ill.

    Avishek Tarun:  Reaching for the last slice of pizza, only to realize it got no toppings.  

  68. Foster battles for Essex

    Essex 265-7 v Northants - lunch, day two

    BBC Radio Northampton's Alex Winter at Chelmsford:

    “The future of James Foster is being debated at the moment at Chelmsford, but he has shown he still retains the ability to apply himself with the bat, playing a vital knock here for his fourth Championship half-century of the season.

    "He’s had Mark Pettini for company throughout the morning and the pair have recovered Essex from 119 for 6 to 265 for 7 at lunch - the wicket coming in the last over before the break, Rory Kleinveldt making the breakthrough and picking up his 50th Championship wicket of the season."

  69. Berahino saga to resume on Monday


    Mikey Burrows

    BBC WM Sport

    "We’ve had it confirmed Saido Berahino has been given extra time off, so will meet face to face with club bosses for the first time on Monday, though the main issue at the moment for the Midlands club is inaccurate reports over the fee offered by Tottenham.

    "Our sources are adamant the final offer from Spurs was just £6m up front with the rest in add ons and performance based bonuses. 

    "Not enough to enable Tony Pulis to move for Charlie Austin at QPR, who would have been Albion’s main target."    

  70. Lancashire toil against Kent

    Kent 332-5 v Lancashire - lunch, day two

    BBC Radio Manchester's Scott Read at Canterbury:

    "It looks a slow, docile pitch at Canterbury which is making the bowlers and batsmen work hard for runs and wickets. 

    "Sam Northeast reached 50 from the last ball before the lunch interval, with Lancashire still four points away from securing promotion.

    "Jordan Clark having bowled a terrific spell first up and after seeing Northeast dropped by Toby Lester he eventually got some reward with the wicket of James Tredwell."

  71. Yorkshire building big lead

    Somerset 110, Yorkshire 236-4 - lunch, day two

    BBC Sport's Lizzy Ammon at Headingley:

    "Yorkshire have pressed home their dominance by extending their first innings lead to 126 in the Leeds sunshine.  

    "There was an excellent partnership between Gary Ballance and nightwatchman Steven Patterson which lasted most of the morning session, but Craig Overton found the edge of Ballance’s bat with a bit of extra pace and he was caught at second slip for 91.

    "It’s been Yorkshire’s session again and they will just look to bat and bat today and accumulate the bonus points and extend their lead well beyond Somerset’s reach."

  72. McIlroy cleared to play in Final Series


    Rory McIlroy

    World number one Rory McIlroy has been given a special exemption by the European Tour in order for him to play in the lucrative season-ending Final Series.

    An ankle injury meant he would not meet the 13-event qualification standard in order to remain in the Race to Dubai even though he currently leads the rankings.

    But McIlroy has committed to play a further three events to take his tally to 12 and, as a result, officials have used their discretion to ensure their star name is not absent from their showpiece finale.

  73. Bears' bowlers fight back against Middlesex

    Middlesex 82-4 v Warwickshire - lunch, day two

    BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand at Edgbaston:

    "After yesterday's washout, Middlesex would have been delighted to reach 52-0 after the first hour of the second day at Edgbaston but the hosts have reduced them to 82-4 at lunch. 

    "Paul Stirling hit 41 before edging to slip and is the only score of note for the visitors. 

    "The wickets have been shared by the Warwickshire attack on a pitch that has swung despite mild overhead conditions, while spinner Jeetan Patel looked threatening in his brief appearance before the interval."

  74. Ibrahimovic rejects Milan


    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic was pursued by former club AC Milan but decided to remain with French champions Paris Saint Germain.

    "It was concrete from their side and they showed great interest, but I said from the beginning that I am staying at PSG, I'm happy there," the 33-year-old said.

  75. Payne impresses at Grace Road

    Leicestershire 229-6 v Gloucestershire - lunch, day two

    It has been a busy morning at Grace Road, with Leicestershire advancing their total by 102 runs, but losing four wickets in the process.

    Dan Redfern fell one runs short of a half century, the first of three victims for seam bowler David Payne. Hamish Marshall was the other successful bowler, winning an lbw decision against Roby Sayer, who made 34.

  76. Berahino given time off - reports


    The Press Association reports that Saido Berahino has been given extra time off by West Brom and will not have to report back for training until Monday, after hinting he will not play for chairman Jeremy Peace because his move to Tottenham was blocked.

  77. Gidman fifty boosts Worcestershire

    Worcestershire 210, Sussex 59-2 - lunch, day two

    BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at New Road:

    "A riveting relegation tussle at New Road with honours about even at lunch.

    "Worcester showed great resolve to reach 210 all out having been 117-7, Alex Gidman guiding the tail with an excellent 60 not out.

    "In reply Sussex have lost both openers Luke Wells and Michael Yardy, the latter to a quite magnificent catch by Tom Fell at leg slip."

  78. Know your county


    Now here's how not to endear yourself to your new fans. Derby County's record signing Bradley Johnson calls them "Derby City". 

    The midfielder was speaking to BBC East Midlands Today in a hastily arranged interview soon after his deadline-day move from Norwich.

  79. I was hacked - Sangakkara


    As obscene images from his account circulate, legendary former Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara is quick to delete them and correct matters.

  80. Hastings double boosts Durham

    Durham 213, Hampshire 145-5 - lunch, day two

    BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Chester-le-Street:

    "It's been a slow morning in gloomy conditions, with Hampshire adopting a policy of survival.

    "At one point Will Smith and Liam Dawson were plodding along at two runs an over, but their partnership eventually came to an end on 58 when Dawson was caught down the legside off John Hastings on 25. 

    "Two overs later Smith also fell to Hastings for 38, taking the bait of a short ball which he hooked to Chris Rushworth on the legside boundary."

  81. Tom Curran shines for Surrey

    Derbyshire 313 v Surrey - lunch, day two

    BBC London 94.9's Mark Church at the Oval:

    "Another five wicket haul for Tom Curran but Derbyshire will be happy with their morning's work. 

    "After Chesney Hughes had fallen to Curran for 96, Tony Palladino and Matthew Critchley both made 31 until both fell to the older Curran who finished off the innings when he dismissed Mark Footitt to finish with 5-71."

  82. Thistle sign Dumbuya


    Mustapha Dumbuya

    Partick Thistle have completed the signing of Sierra Leone defender Mustapha Dumbuya. The 28-year-old moves to the Scottish Premiership on a one-year deal, having spent the last two seasons with Notts County.

  83. Get Involved


    Red Is In The Blood:  Marrying a rich person but they don't buy you anything.

    Richard Kirke: Waiting for a thing to happen that you didn't think would happen and then it didn't.

  84. More surgery for Strootman


    Injured Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing a third operation on his left knee.


    The Dutch international has not featured since January and went under the knife on Tuesday for the third time in the space of 18 months in the hope of resolving a "lack of power" in his left knee.

    Strootman tore his anterior crucial ligament in March 2014, but returned to action in November only to have to undergo a second surgery earlier this year.

  85. Rooney on the brink


    Wayne Rooney will be presented with an award next month if he breaks or equals England's scoring record in the coming days.

    With England facing minnows San Marino on Saturday and then taking on Switzerland at home three days later, Rooney - on 48 goals for country - stands a good chance of breaking Sir Bobby Charlton's 49-goal all-time scoring record.

    Charlton Rooney

    It is understood the FA plans to honour the Manchester United forward with some kind of trophy or plaque before England's next home game against Estonia on October 9, with Charlton likely to hand the award to Rooney on the pitch before kick-off.

    It is hoped that Gary Lineker, who scored 48 times for his country, will also be involved in the ceremony at Wembley.

  86. County Cricket news

    Worcestershire v Sussex

  87. Arsenal fans call for answers


    The London Evening Standard reports that the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust have called on the club to undertake a ‘full review’ of its recruitment policy after failing to sign a single outfield player.

  88. New name for Mad Stad


  89. County Cricket news

    Worcestershire v Sussex

  90. Get your questions in


    Here's a treat for you all.

    The BBC's chief football writer Phil McNulty is popping by to answer your questions on the transfer window and everything that did - or, in quite a few cases - did not happen.

    If you want to get involved, tweet a question now to #bbcsportsday

  91. No VIP box, no move


    You know how some people don't have a high opinion of what they call today's footballers?

    Well, this story won't do anything to change their minds.

    Gary Hooper

    The Sheffield Star is reporting that Sheffield Wednesday’s loan move for Gary Hooper fell through after the Owls turned down the striker’s request for a VIP box at Hillsborough,

    The move collapsed, it says, "over the provision of a VIP box at Hillsborough, which are thought to retail at around £30,000 a season, for Hooper’s friends and family".

    The striker, perhaps coincidentally, has since tweeted the following...

  92. Get Involved


    Paul Shrimpton: Opening the cupboard to happily find nobody had taken your favourite biscuits earlier... QPR.

    Adam Terris: Making a really nice sandwich and sitting down to eat it, then realising the bread is mouldy.

  93. A Question of Sport


    A Question of Sport Teaser

    With the US Open in full swing today's topic is tennis. The question is: since 1990, which five men have reached a US Open singles final but never won a Grand Slam?

  94. Morgan moves up


    Eoin Morgan

    England one-day captain Eoin Morgan has moved up six places to eighth in the latest T20 rankings.

    India's Virat Kohli replaces Aaron Finch at the top of the list, while Australia skipper Steve Smith moves up 62 places after a T20 best of 90 in Monday's defeat against England but is still a distant 96th.  

  95. Berahino to have Friday meeting


    Pat Murphy

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Saido Berahino will meet key West Brom officials on Friday to discuss where he goes from here after his desired move to Tottenham failed to go through.

    Saido Berahino

    Chairman Jeremy Peace - who blocked the move - is on holiday but will be available on conference call if necessary, joining head coach Tony Pulis, chief executive Mark Jenkins and director of football (admin) Richard Garlick in a meeting held when the players return from a two-day break.

    West Brom are adamant Tottenham did not offer enough in their initial downpayment, and that the final total spread over five years would add up to £22.5m – not enough in Mr Peace’s estimation. Even then, that final sum was dependent on appearances and where Tottenham finished in the Premier League.

  96. Get Involved


    How would you describe the latest Deadline Day? Now please keep them clean, we've had some disgraceful - albeit occasionally amusing - ones. What would your mothers say if we were to tell them?

    Adam Barlow:  Persistently asking a girl out who you thought you had a chance with only to be told no each time.(Spurs Fan)  

    Michael Stanley: Looking forward to a sequel of your favourite film and the ending made no sense and ruined both movies.

    Ben: Waiting an hour for a bus only for it to never, ever arrive...(AFC)

  97. Dallaglio returns

    Rugby Union

    World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio has been appointed to Wasps board of directors.


    The British and Irish Lion, who won 85 caps for England, led Wasps to five Premiership titles, three League Cups and three European trophies during 19 years at the club between 1990 and 2008.  

  98. Burnley jinxed


    Lukas Jutkiewicz has become the fifth Burnley player in the last 18 months to suffer a knee cruciate ligament injury.

    Fellow Clarets' Sam Vokes, Kevin Long, Dean Marney and Ashley Barnes have all suffered the same injury in recent times.

    Lukas Jutkiewicz

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche said: “It’s very unfortunate news on Lukas [who was injured against Bristol City at the weekend] and we simply can’t fathom out why we’re having such bad luck.

    “We have looked at everything we do, as a club, because that’s important."

  99. Hooker's drugs ban

    Rugby League

    Some breaking news... Leigh and Wales hooker Sean Penkywicz has been banned for two years after testing positive for a growth hormone releasing peptide

    The 33-year-old Leigh hooker, who served a two-year drugs ban in 2005, underwent an out-of-competition test last December which later proved positive, the UK Anti-Dooing agency has announced.

  100. Get Involved


    How would you describe Deadline a clean way...

    Ian Harrison:  Opening your Christmas presents ear