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  1. Farewell

    And that's where we leave you for today. Many thanks for being with us, you can follow the remainder of the One-Day Cup semi-final in our live text and on 5 live sports extra while a busy night of Euro 2016 qualifying matches will begin for you in a mere 15 minutes on the website with Tom Rostance.

    Enjoy. Cheerio now.

  2. 5 live Sport

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Tonight's 5 live Sport with Mark Chapman from 19:00 BST comes live from Belfast, where we have live commentary of Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifier with Hungary at Windsor Park.

    Victory can take the Irish through and there will be commentary from Alistair Bruce-Ball, with summaries from former Northern Ireland international Gerry Taggart. There will also be updates from Scotland against Germany and the Republic of Ireland's game with Georgia, with a Football Social to follow where you will have a chance to call with your thoughts.

  3. Stokes was taking evasive action - Strauss


    More from England director of cricket Andrew Strauss, who says he believes Ben Stokes was taking evasive action when he was controversially given out obstructing the field in the second one-day international with Australia at Lord's last weekend.

    "My personal point of view is he was but I wasn't the umpire, the third umpire or out on the pitch," Strauss said.

  4. Smith hits century

    Surrey v Nottinghamshire

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Greg Smith has made an unbeaten hundred for Notts but they still need 65 from 42 balls with five wickets remaining against Surrey in the One-Day Cup semi-final at The Oval. Commentary of an exciting denouement continues on 5 live sports extra and there is live text on the website.

  5. Halfpenny injury

    Rugby Union

    The Welsh Rugby Union have not said who will be will be called in to their squad to replace Leigh Halfpenny, who will miss the World Cup because of cruciate knee ligament damage.

  6. Azarenka goes through at US Open

    Victoria Azarenka

    Two-time runner-up Victoria Azarenka is through to her fourth US Open quarter-final, beating Varvara Lepchenko of the United States 6-3 6-4.

    Former world number one Azarenka, the 20th seed, will face either Romanian second seed Simona Halep or Sabine Lisicki, the 24th seeded German, for a place in the semi-finals.

  7. Rodriguez takes lead at Vuelta

    Road cycling

    Luxembourg's Frank Schleck, 35, won the 16th stage of Spain's Vuelta at Alto Ermita de Alba with another veteran Spaniard Joaquim 'Purito' Rodriguez, 36, taking the leader's red jersey.

  8. Halfpenny statement

    Rugby Union

    A statement from the Welsh Rugby Union: "Wales full back Leigh Halfpenny has suffered an ACL injury, ruling him out of the forthcoming Rugby World Cup.

    "Leigh will undergo further examination and assessment before further details are announced."

  9. European U-21 Championship qualifier

    Norway U-21 v England U-21 17:45 BST

  10. Speroni back in action


  11. Halfpenny to miss six months

    Rugby Union

    Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal confirms to AFP that his star full-back Halfpenny would now be out for around six months.

  12. Halfpenny out of World Cup - reports

    Rugby Union

    Leigh Halfpenny is taken off

    French sports publication L'Equipe reports the Welsh Rugby Union have told Toulon that Leigh Halfpenny is out of the World Cup and will be sidelined for six months after rupturing knee ligaments.

    Toulon full-back Halfpenny was taken off on a stretcher during Wales' final warm-up game with Italy last weekend.

  13. Finch relishing return to action


    Aaron Finch

    Australia batsman Aaron Finch is keen to put a horrific run of injuries behind him as he returns to the squad for the third one-day international with England at Old Trafford on Tuesday afternoon.

    Since Australia's World Cup triumph in March, Finch needed surgery on a hamstring problem and then whilst with Yorkshire this summer suffered both a bruised lung and a broken foot.

    He has replaced David Warner, who has returned home with a broken thumb and Finch said: "Being out of the game for a while through injuries gives you a lot of time to sit back and reflect on how lucky we are to play international cricket. When you don't get that chance for a couple of games it really hits home."

  14. County Cricket news

    Glamorgan v Kent, Wednesday

  15. England U-21s

    Norway U-21 v England U-21, 17:45 BST

  16. Baggies sell Villa Park allocation


    West Brom sell out their allocation for the Midlands derby at Aston Villa on 19 September.

  17. We've moved on from Pietersen - Strauss


    Kevin Pietersen

    England director of cricket Andrew Strauss says the team have moved on from the Kevin Pietersen saga earlier this year.

    Speaking at the Soccerex conference in Manchester, Strauss, who told Pietersen in May that he would not be considered for England, said: "I think the danger at that time is that particular issue would overshadow everything that happened on the pitch over the course of the summer.

    "I would hate to say just because I made that decision we won the Ashes, I don't think that's true at all. What I was trying to do was provide clarity going forward so everyone knew where they stood.

    "I think that clarity has helped to be honest, but it's up to the players to go out and perform. I think the team has moved on and the team is in a pretty good place."

  18. Get Involved


    Swindon win the 1969 League Cup
    Image caption: They don't appear to have a badge but Swindon had the League Cup in 1969

    Shaun: Swindon Town beating Arsenal 3-1 League Cup final 1969

    Richard Allars: The New York Giants beating the undefeated Patriots in Super Bowl XLII with the miracle helmet catch. A massive upset!

    Nick Rodriguez: Several years ago Manchester United visited Pride Park as favourites and yet Derby County beat them by a goal to nil!

  19. Jayaratne takes charge of Sri Lanka


    Sri Lankan have appointed Jerome Jayaratne as interim coach for next month's West Indies tour, following last week's departure of Marvan Atapattu who resigned before his contract was due to expire later this month

    Jayaratne, 49, had been the head of coaching at Sri Lanka Cricket but will now become the interim coach of the national team with immediate effect.

  20. Toffolo sticks with Canaries


    Harry Toffolo

    Norwich defender Harry Toffolo has signed a new two-year deal, extending his Carrow Road stay until at least the summer of 2017.

    The 20-year-old spent last season on loan at Swindon and made his senior debut for the Canaries in last month's League Cup victory over Rotherham.

  21. England Under-21s


    Here's the England Under-21 team for this evening's European Championship qualifier in Norway: Pickford; Gomez, Targett, Loftus-Cheek, Chambers, Dier, Ibe, Ward-Prowse (c), Woodrow, Alli, Redmond.

    The kick-off is 17:45 BST.

  22. Vakoc reigns supreme

    Road Cycling

    Petr Vakoc

    Czech rider Petr Vakoc of the Quick-Step team fought off the pursuing peloton to win the second stage and take the overall lead of the Tour of Britain.

    Helped by a final climb one kilometre from the line, Vakoc crossed alone after the 159.3km ride from Clitheroe to Colne in northern England.

    The 23-year-old finished ahead of Spaniard Juan Jose Lobato of Movistar and Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen of the Qhubeka team.

  23. Happy birthday

    Many happy returns to the following sporting figures:

    Vic Pollard (no, not the Little Britain one), the Burnley-born former New Zealand Test batsman, who is 70 today, former Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly is 47 and two Bournemouth defenders celebrate today, Charlie Daniels is 29, and Tommy Elphick will no doubt be reminding him that he has a year on him.

  24. Prince Ali to stand


    Prince Ali is set to announce as early as Wednesday that he will stand as a candidate in the upcoming Fifa presidential election.


    Ali won 73 votes against incumbent Sepp Blatter in May's poll before standing aside in the contest.

    He will join Uefa president Michel Platini and the former Fifa executive Chung Mong-joon as declaring their interest in leading football's crisis-hit governing body.

    The election is due to be held on 26 February next year.

  25. Tour of Britain news

    Road cycling

    The big guns in the thick of it. 

  26. Bolt opts not to race again in 2015

    Usain Bolt

    Sprint king Usain Bolt has chosen not to race again this year after securing all three sprint titles at last month's world championships in Beijing.

    It was the fifth time at a major global event that the 29-year-old Jamaican has won all three events and he said: "I am already thinking about next year and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio where I will attempt to defend my titles in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m.

    "I will enjoy a short break from training now to recharge before resuming background training next month."

  27. Hanson signs new Derby deal


    Derby County teenager Jamie Hanson has signed a new three-year contract with the Championship club.

    The 19-year-old has made three league starts for the Rams so far this season.

  28. Under the weather


    Luxembourg's European championship qualifying game against Belarus may be called off after 16 of their players were struck down with food poisoning.

    Luxembourg Football Federation spokesman Marc Diederich said the players suffered "terrible stomach-aches" and spent hours in the bathroom after eating spaghetti bolognaise at the team's hotel in the Belarusian capital Minsk.

    Team doctors treated the players with medicine and electrolytes.

    With 16 of the 20 players in the squad affected, "we are in close contact with UEFA" about rearranging Tuesday's Group C game, Diederich added.

  29. Hoy wins again


    Is there anything Sir Chris Hoy cannot do?

    The six-time Olympic champion, along with Ginetta-Nissan team-mate Charlie Robertson, has been crowned LM P3 champion after winning round four of the 2015 European Le Mans Series.


    Hoy, who turned to motor racing after retiring from cycling in 2013, clinched the title at Circuit Paul Ricard in France on Sunday with one race to spare.

    The victory was the pair's third of the season in the LM P3 category and Hoy says he is "stunned" by the result.

    Watch the video of how Hoy did it here.

  30. One-Day Cup semi-final updates

    Surrey v Nottinghamshire

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Dreadful start to the Notts innings in the semi-final at The Oval. They lost Riki Wessels and Brendan Taylor for ducks to successive Sam Curran deliveries in the second over as they chase 301, Kumar Sangakkara making 166 from 138 balls for Surrey.

    Commentary continues on 5 live sports extra and we have a live text too.

  31. Marseille chosen to host sailing


    The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bid Committee have announced that Marseille will be the destination where sailing competitions will be held should the French capital be selected as the host city of the Games in 2024.

  32. Get involved


    William Triffitt: Bradford City's run in the League Cup and FA cup has to be in one certainly.


    Chris Briggs: York City beating Man Utd at Old Trafford 3-0!

  33. Road Cycling

    Matt Slater

    BBC Sport at the Tour of Britain

    When Sir Bradley Wiggins really does pack in this pedalling lark there is a career in prognosticating or punditry waiting for him.

    Knowing these roads so well, he predicted this stage would provide some good clues as to who is going to win this race outright and he said the day's finale in Colne would come down to a small bunch.

    With 20 minutes to go, we have six riders up front - attacking each other - and a chasing group, with some real contenders, 20 seconds behind. They will fancy their chances of closing that gap.

    Team Sky have two of their trump cards in the mix, Pete Kennaugh and Wout Poels, but their former leader Wiggins will not be taking part in the dash for the line. He is six minutes back with Sunday's winner Elia Viviani.

  34. 'I don't like it'


    Not a great omen ahead of Andy Murray's fourth round US Open match later...

  35. Wales injury problems

    Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny says he is "trying to stay as positive as possible" as he waits to discover the extent of his knee injury.


    Halfpenny, 26, is expected to have a scan on the injury on Monday amid fears he will miss the World Cup.

    Scrum-half Rhys Webb, 26, may also be out after damaging ankle ligaments as Wales beat Italy on Saturday.

    Webb was taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff after the game, which Wales won 23-19.

  36. Medal hopes

    Rio Paralympics

    In this feature, BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson looks at some of those who were top of the podium at London 2012 and assesses their medal hopes for Rio.

    She looks at the form of several athletes, including Ellie Simmonds, David Weir and Dame Sarah Storey...

    Dame Sarah Storey infographic

    ...Jonnie Peacock, Lee Pearson and Aled Davies.

    Aled Davies infographic

    You'll find the full article here, it's a great read.

  37. One year to go


    Today marks exactly one year to go until the start of the Rio Paralympics.

    The event will run from 7-18 September 2016 and feature 4,350 athletes from 178 countries.

    British Paralympians Dame Sarah Storey, Lee Pearson, David Weir and Ellie Simmonds

    Over the 11 days of competition there will be 528 medal events taking place across 22 sports.

    "You could not ask for a more vibrant host city," said International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Sir Philip Craven. "Brazilians are huge lovers of sport."

  38. Missives from the mailbag


    Mikey Henall: When England play teams like San Marino, they just can't win! Thrash them 6-0 and get slaughtered for them being part timers.

  39. Warrington wants Selby's world title


    Commonwealth featherweight champion Josh Warrington hopes to fight IBF world champion Lee Selby in the spring.

    Josh Warrington

    Selby, 28, fights Mexican Fernando Montiel on 14 October and Warrington hopes the Welshman can win and arrange an all-British world title clash.

    "Selby is the fight we want," Warrington, 24, told BBC Radio Leeds after defending his Commonwealth title for a third time on Saturday.

  40. Get Involved


    Nottingham Forest

    Mrc: Surely Nottingham Forest winning back to back European Cups from nowhere.

    Matty: Bradford City getting to League Cup Final in 2013 and beating Chelsea 4-2 in the FA Cup in 2015. Fantastic.

  41. Fantastic knock comes to a end


    Kumar Sangakkara's fabulous innings in the One Day Cup match between Surrey and Nottinghamshire is finally over.

    One big shot too many goes pear-shaped off Jake Ball and he is caught by Stuart Broad at short third man for a mammoth 166.


    One six, 13 fours, shots of all manner of invention .... and a thoroughly deserved standing ovation as he leaves the arena.

    Surrey end their 50 over innings on 300-5 and Notts face a big challenge when they come in to bat.

    Follow the match live here.

  42. Tour of Britain news

    Road cycling

    Matt Slater

    BBC Sport at the Tour of Britain

    It has become a cliche to say there are massive crowds waiting for the riders at the finish of a bike race in the UK but that does not make it any less true.

    There was a crush in Clitheroe this morning, lots in Longridge and a scrum in Slaidburn. The situation at the line in Colne is congested.

    The peloton is currently skirting Pendle Hill for the second time and should reach Colne in an hour or so.

    I caught a quick word with local dignitary Sir Bradley Wiggins at the start and he thought this stage could be the hardest of the week, with only a select group of the race's best riders contesting the finish. They will not be short of support up Colne's Albert Road.

  43. Hard at work

    Scotland v Germany (Hampden Park, 19:45 BST)

    Speaking of Gordon Strachan, despite the defeat in Georgia the other night, he looked as though he was enjoying training this morning.


    You can follow how the Scots do - and Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland too - on the BBC Sport website. Live text commentary from 18:45 BST.

  44. Ringing the changes

    Scotland v Germany (Hampden Park, 19:45 BST)

    Scotland manager Gordon Strachan says he intends to make changes to his team ahead of Monday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany at Hampden.

    The squad trained on Saturday despite returning to Glasgow from the 1-0 loss in Georgia at 06:00 BST, and were at Hampden on Sunday for another session.


    Asked if he would "freshen things up" Strachan replied: "Yes. The work rate with this squad is unquestionable. These guys play for Scotland for nothing.

    "You've got to admire what they do because international football is getting a lot harder than when I played."

  45. Solanki steps down

    County cricket

    Vikram Solanki

    Former England international Vikram Solanki has announced his retirement from cricket.

    The 39-year-old played in 51 one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals for England between 2000 and 2007.

    The Indian-born batsman spent the majority of his county career at Worcestershire, before joining Surrey in 2013.

  46. England news conference

    England v Switzerland (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    And that's it from the news conference.

    A few news lines...

    Michael Carrick has been ruled out of the squad with a calf injury that Roy Hodgson does not think will lead to a long-term stay on the sidelines.

    There will be changes tomorrow to the starting 11 that faced San Marino.

    Wayne Rooney would love to break Bobby Charlton's long-standing goals record in front of the fans at the 'iconic' Wembley stadium.

    And that's that. Over and out from England hq.

  47. England news conference

    England v Switzerland (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Roy Hodgson on Rooney: "Wayne's record speaks for itself, I don't know if comparisons are such a good thing. Wayne's record is quite incredible already, goodness knows how many caps he will win and how many goals he will score.


    "I never get the impression with Wayne he is trying just to score goals and grab headlines, I always get the impression he is trying play for his team, that's why we all appreciate him so much."

  48. England news conference

    England v Switzerland (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    About the squad heading to France next summer, Hodgson replied: "The nucleus of the squad I'll take to the Euros has formed itself over the last three years.

    "One has to hope that nucleus remains in place. We are missing nine players for these games who have been a part of that nucleus so that gives a chance for the ones who step in now to show they can become part of the nucleus too.

    "We have to find out how we can get the best 23 players to represent us in that tournament."

  49. England news conference

    England v Switzerland (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Roy Hodgson, asked about his ideas for the European Championships in 2016: "It is quite fascinating to be sat here talking about June 2016 in September. I'm a football coach, have been for 40 years, and generally I don't look more than two months ahead, ever.

    "I have lots of ideas for the tournament but I haven't even run that by our players yet. So I'll run it by them before I do the press."

  50. England news conference

    England v Switzerland (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Roy Hodgson on England's chances at Euro 2016: "It will all depend on the year ahead, how we continue what we see as an improvement, how much backing we get for some of our ideas from the FA and possibly the Premier League - it would be nice if they didn't fall upon deaf ears - but also it depends on the mentality of the players.

    "If you lose the first game for whatever reason you are immediately on the back foot so a lot of things have to click into place, but the one thing I know we will do is we will be as well prepared as possible, no details left to chance, so when the players go into the first game they will feel ready for the task."

  51. England news conference

    England v Switzerland (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Wayne Rooney on Harry Kane: "He is a great player. he had a fantastic season last year but everyone needs to slow down a bit with the pressure you have tried to put him under four games into this season.


    "We all need to get behind him as a country because he is a special player and I'm sure that goal against San Marino will give him extra confidence."

  52. England news conference

    England v Switzerland (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Wayne Rooney on breaking the England goalscoring record: "It would be nice to do it at Wembley, an iconic stadium to everyone in England and around the world. It would be nice to do it tomorrow but the most important thing is to win the game and finish the group top.

    "I feel I've got quite a lot of games to play for England, I'd be disappointed if I ended with 50 goals, hopefully by the time I have finished playing it will be more goals than 50."

  53. England news conference

    England v Switzerland (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Roy Hodgson: "Throughout the qualifying matches we've had a certain procedure and when Wayne and I speak to you we know the team, the players know the team but I haven't been in the habit of announcing the team and I don't see why I should change it.

    "Yes there will be changes I can give you that. We take the game very seriously, we would dearly love to put on a performance and win the game.

    "I hope Wayne can break the record because then we can have some press conferences where he doesn't have to talk about the pressure he is under to break it."

  54. England news conference

    England v Switzerland (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    They've arrived. Hoorah.

    First question to Roy, about the injured Michael Carrick.


    "He has a calf injury. We don't believe it is that serious," says the boss. "It was odd because it came out of nowhere, at the start of the warm-up in san Marino. He felt something and as a precaution we've not pushed him.

    "He has had a preliminary scan and the doctors decided there is something there and it is up to United to look at it more closely."

    Does that mean a chance for Jonjo Shelvey? "You'll have to wait and see on that one."

    Ooh, you big tease Roy.

  55. England news conference

    England v Switzerland (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    And speaking of Roy Hodgson, he and skipper Wayne Rooney - on the brink of goalscoring history lest we forget - are about to face the media ahead of Tuesday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland.

    We will bring you the best of what they say as soon as it begins.

  56. Walker in wonderland


    Spurs full-back Kyle Walker puts his time off to good use.

  57. Make your mind up time


    England boss Roy Hodgson has told Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish to decide which national team he wants to play for.

    The 19-year-old was born in Solihull, but also qualifies for the Republic of Ireland because his grandparents were born there.


    Grealish rejected a call-up to Martin O'Neill's Republic squad in June, saying he needed time to decide which country to represent.

    "I'm not 100% certain of what he is waiting for," said Hodgson. "I would like him to come out and say: 'I've thought about it, I've got the two possibilities and I'm opting for England.'

  58. Get Involved


    Goran Ivanisevic

    Parul Sharma: Can't think of any but Goran Ivanisevic winning Wimbledon in 2001!

    (Where did THAT picture come from? I don't remember that one...thankfully)

    Alex: 2008 - Brighton knocking out the billionaires Manchester City in the Carling Cup.

    Daniel Jenks: Bournemouth and their dramatic rise to the top.

  59. Sangakkara strikes ton

    Surrey v Notts

    Kumar Sangakkara batting against Notts

    Sri Lankan maestro Kumar Sangakkara hits a century from 103 balls for Surrey in the One-Day Cup semi-final with Nottinghamshire at The Oval. In the 40th over, Surrey are 185-3.

    Commentary continues on 5 live sports extra.

  60. England's Euro 2016 base chosen


    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    "An England spokesman has confirmed Auberge du Jeu de Paume as the national team's base camp for Euro 2016, as reported earlier in The Guardian.

    "He says: 'England will train at Chantilly FC training facility. It fits Roy Hodgson and the sports science teams criteria, and travel is important too.

    "'A fair amount of work will be done on the pitch and the FA's record in providing good surface is impeccable.'"

  61. Experiment time

    Football gossip

    England manager Roy Hodgson says he will experiment with his team in their final three European Championship qualifiers after securing qualification with a 6-0 victory over San Marino, reports the Daily Mail.

    England face Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday.

  62. Norway U-21 v England U-21, 17:45 BST

    Liverpool's Joe Gomez tweets a picture of the journey to Norway for the European Championship qualifier in Norway. That fruit bowl doesn't look the best does it? They don't look to have touched it.

  63. Tour of Britain news

    Road cycling

    It's all happening in the north-west today.

  64. Get Involved


    West Ham's Trevor Brooking

    Nicholas Moore: "1980 FA Cup. West Ham. The last time a team from outside the top flight won the FA Cup."

    Trevor Brooking scored the only goal as the Hammers defeated Arsenal at Wembley.

    Let us know your best tales using #sportingunderdogs on Twitter or by commenting via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  65. Bairstow deserves chance - Bayliss


    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Jonny Bairstow

    More from England coach Trevor Bayliss ahead of Tuesday's one-day international with Australia at Old Trafford. England need to win to keep the five-match series alive and have rested wicketkeeper Jos Buttler, with Jonny Bairstow coming in.

    "He's been in form this year and deserves his opportunity," Bayliss says of the Yorkshireman. "We're looking forward to what he can do for us tomorrow.

    "We haven't played to our potential in the two games. Australia have played well also and that makes it difficult to play our own game. There are areas we need to improve in and we are looking to turn it around."

    Live commentary of the day-night contest is on 5 live sports extra from 13:45 BST.

  66. Powell on the comeback trail


    Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell is set to return to training after undergoing knee surgery in February, reports the Manchester Evening News.


    United signed Powell in 2012 after he had scored 16 goals in 45 matches for Crewe as a 17-year-old.

    Three years on Powell has yet to start a league match for the Reds.

  67. Move on from Stokes dismissal - Bayliss


    England coach Trevor Bayliss with Jonny Bairstow

    England coach Trevor Bayliss urges the controversial Ben Stokes dismissal at Lord's to be forgotten as focus turns to Old Trafford for the third one-day international with Australia on Tuesday afternoon.

    There were angry scenes when Stokes was given out for obstructing the field in Australia's win at Lord's on Saturday, which he has vehemently denied, but Bayliss said: "I just thought it was two teams trying to win the match for their respective teams and playing with a bit of emotion. It's good to see a bit of emotion in a match.

    "They argue one way, we argue the other, let's get on with it. We were a bit disappointed at the time but by the time we left everybody was in good spirits and looking forward to the next match."

  68. Drury leaves Rovers after a week


    Bristol Rovers have released former Manchester City midfielder Adam Drury after only seven days at the club.

    Drury signed for the League Two side on deadline day but has now left the club for "personal reasons".

    Adam Drury

    The 21-year-old was released by City in June, having failed to make an appearance for the Premier League side.

  69. No holidays lads


    Wayne Rooney says he wants his England team-mates to learn from his mistake prior to Euro 2012, when he went on a family holiday to Las Vegas.

    England have qualified for Euro 2016 and skipper Rooney believes players would benefit from staying at home before the tournament in France starts next June.


    The 29-year-old, who was suspended for the first two games of Euro 2012, said: "I went on holiday, which I regret. I thought it was no problem and now I know I shouldn't have done it."

    England face Switzerland at Wembley on Wednesday, with Rooney requiring one more goal to surpass Sir Bobby Charlton's England all-time scoring record of 49 goals.

  70. All square


    Ahead of England's game with Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday...

  71. Get Involved


    John Daly in 1991

    Neil Berry: John Daly winning the USA Championship in 1991 when ninth reserve.

    John McEnerney: Euro 88 Ireland were underdogs, beating England in the first game is the greatest moment in Irish sport. Love it.

  72. England venue change


    Spain have announced that their international friendly against England on 13 November will now be played in Alicante.

    Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium was set to host the match but the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has now confirmed the Jose Rico Perez stadium will instead be the venue for the 24th encounter between the two countries.

    The match will only go ahead if Spain qualify directly for Euro 2016.

  73. Rosberg's vow

    Formula 1

    Nico Rosberg says he has no intention of giving Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton an easy ride to his third world title.


    The German, 53 points behind Hamilton after retiring from Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, said: "It's a fact that it's a massive step in the wrong direction.

    "But I keep going. Giving up doesn't exist for me. So, I'll just keep fighting and I've got to try to win the next couple of races somehow."

  74. London 'home' game a success for Wigan

    Rugby League

    Wigan Warriors chairman Ian Lenagan plans to host further 'home' games in London after a "successful" first fixture at The Den, home of League One football side Millwall.

    Warriors secured a Super League play-off spot by beating Catalans Dragons on Saturday in front of a crowd of 8,101 - the highest attendance for a Super League game in nine years.

    "Millwall has worked extremely well. It's a lovely stadium, the atmosphere is superb," Lenagan told BBC Radio Manchester.

  75. Player dies in pool


    A player for the Russian national water polo team has died of an apparent heart attack while in the pool.

    Vladislav Timakov (pictured on the right, below) was swimming during a training session when he began to struggle, his teammate Ivan Nagaev told Russian agency Ves Sport.


    Players hauled Timakov out of the water and a doctor provided first aid, but the 22-year-old died on the way to hospital.

    Timakov represented Russia at the world championships in Kazan in July, scoring one goal in three games as Russia missed out on the medals.

  76. Saints striker on Irish hopes


    Northern Ireland need three points to qualify for Euro 2016, and can seal a place by beating Hungary at Windsor Park tonight (kick off 19:45 BST)

  77. Going back in time


    Here's one that might appeal to fans of Northern Ireland rather than England...


    Remember that famous 1-0 win for the Irish in a World Cup qualifier in 2005?

    Well, it was 10 years ago to the day and in this half-hour documentary, goalkeeper Maik Taylor, Captain Aaron Hughes, midfielder Steven Davis and goal scorer David Healy watch and reflect on the result ... Ireland's first victory against England since 1972.

  78. Minor Counties Championship final

    Cumberland v Oxfordshire

    Click here for the commentary link.

    Cumberland are captained by Gary Pratt, who ran out Ricky Ponting as a substitute fielder in the 2005 Ashes. Wonder if Punter has gone up there to cheer Gary on?

  79. Get Involved

    BBC Sport Facebook #sportingunderdogs

    Stefan Glosby: Havant and Waterlooville in the 2008 FA Cup. Came through 6 rounds, then took the lead twice at Anfield before going out as heroes.

    Connor O'Brien: Barnsley beating Liverpool in last minute at Anfield and then beating Chelsea at home 1-0 - FA Cup 2008.


    Ryan Playford: You've all got nothing on Halifax town beating Man City 1-0 at the shay when City was the most expensive team in Europe in the early 80's and town was a struggling club in the old fourth division!

  80. Question Time


    A Question of Sport Teaser


    It's that time of day again... today's teaser.

    Other than Johanna Konta, can you name the five British women since 1976 to have reached the Last 16 of the US Open singles?

    Answers, not on a postcard, but in Sportsday later this afternoon.

  81. Tour of Britain news

    Road cycling

    Looking lovely in Lancashire. 

  82. Special anniversary

    Rugby League

  83. Pulis hails Wales' achievement


    West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis says Chris Coleman's Wales will 'without doubt' qualify for Euro 2016.

    "Without a question of a doubt we'll beat Andorra and we have a great chance of going to Bosnia and getting a result there," Pulis told BBC Radio Wales' Jason Mohammad.


    "I think to be anywhere near or close to qualifying for Euro 2016 with two games to go is a remarkable achievement from Chris Coleman.

    "I'm just absolutely delighted that we're in the position we're in, Wales have done absolutely wonderfully in this tournament."

  84. McCoy returns

    Horse Racing

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC horse racing correspondent

    The recently retired champion jump jockey AP McCoy will make his return to the saddle - for a charity flat race at Doncaster on Wednesday - on the Brendan Powell-trained Gannicus.


    McCoy, 41, who won 20 national hunt titles before calling it a day in April, will partner the four-year-old, a two-time winner at Brighton this year, against 15 rivals in the annual 'Legends' race for ex-jockeys on the opening day of Doncaster's St Leger Festival.

  85. One-Day Cup semi-final news

    Surrey v Notts

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Early strike for Notts at The Oval, Surrey opener Steven Davies edges to first slip in the third over off England one-day bowler Harry Gurney. A certain Kumar Sangakkara has strolled out to the crease to replace him. England bowler Stuart Broad is in the Notts line-up.

    Live commentary continues on 5 live sports extra.

  86. England training


    No excuse for these two to be late.

  87. Get Involved


    Wrexham celebrate their 1992 win over Arsenal

    Gareth Evans: Wrexham beating Arsenal 2-1 in the FA Cup 3rd Round, 1992! And 37-year-old Mickey Thomas with the winner!

    Farrell Monk: Fulham beating Juventus (who had six World Cup winners in their team) 5-4 on agg in Europa League after being 4-1 down.

    If that's slipped your minds too, here's the link to the report by our very own Phil Dawkes (who's off sick today, so get well Phil if you're reading)

  88. Prince Ali to run for Fifa presidency?


    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    Prince Ali, who polled 73 votes in May's election against Blatter, insists the next Fifa president should not be "tainted by the past".

    Asked his priorities within his first 100 days as Fifa president if elected he said: "Take the locks off the doors and open the windows. No need for secrecy."

    Uefa president Michel Platini announced in July that he would seek the presidency, prompting Ali to issue a statement saying the Frenchman would "not be good for Fifa."

    "I have tremendous respect for Platini as Uefa as president," said Ali. "But there's a big difference between Uefa and Fifa. Fifa is in a crisis and we need a new beginning."

  89. Prince Ali to run for Fifa presidency?


    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    Defeated Fifa presidential candidate Prince Ali of Jordan has given the strongest indication yet that he will stand in next February's ballot to find Sepp Blatter's replacement.

    Asked if he would run, at the opening session of the Soccerex convention in Manchester, he said: "Right now, I'm talking to national associations, I'm listening to their opinions, what they see for the future.

    "What I say to you right now is stay tuned."

    Pressed on whether he could win the election, despite not having the backing of the Asian Football Confederation, Ali said: "If [the] election is done correctly, cleanly and properly I believe I can, for sure."

  90. Bouchard pulls out


    Eugenie Bouchard has withdrawn from the US Open women's singles after suffering a concussion.

    The Canadian, 21, had already pulled out of the women's and mixed doubles, but had hoped to be able to play in the fourth round of the singles.

    Genie Bouchard's Twitter profile
    Image caption: Bouchard tweeted her disappointment after initially pulling out of the doubles on Saturday

    It means Italy's unseeded Roberta Vinci advances to the quarter-finals.

    Bouchard, seeded 25, "slipped and fell in the locker room and sustained a head injury" after playing in two games on Friday, a tournament statement read.

  91. Get involved


    Zach: Arabian Queen beating Golden Horn in the Juddmonte International. 50/1 beat a 4/7 favourite.

    Birmingham celebrate
    Image caption: Birmingham celebrate their 2011 Wembley triumph

    Steven Cale: How about Birmingham v Arsenal in the Carling Cup final.

    Liam Puncher: Wimbledon when they beat Liverpool in the FA Cup.

  92. Social media pressure cost Robertson


    Dave Robertson believes pressure from Peterborough United's fans on social media was one of the main reasons he was sacked as the club's manager.

    Dave Robertson

    The 41-year-old was dismissed after Saturday's 2-1 loss at Southend, which left Posh 20th in League One.

    "I can see the pressure the chairman (Darragh MacAnthony) is under, particularly from a group of fans on Twitter," Robertson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

    "The chairman will only make decisions in the best interests of the football club and this is one he had to make."

  93. Tour of Britain news

    Road cycling

    It's stage two of the Tour of Britain, a 159.3km loop from Clitheroe to Colne, and the weather has been hesitates to say for once. Our colleagues at BBC Lancashire are all over it. As always, of course.

  94. Will he stay or will he go?

    Formula 1

    Jenson Button wants his Formula One future to be resolved by the end of the month.

    McLaren have an option to retain the 2009 world champion, who finished 14th in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, for next season.


    That clause is reported to expire this month but Eric Boullier, McLaren's racing director, revealed in Monza that it was the British team's intention to keep faith with Button.

    "I think that is something we need to discuss away from the circuit over the next few weeks," said Button. "Hopefully over the next few weeks we can decide, either way."

  95. Newcastle say no to Austin

    Football gossip

    Evening Chronicle: Newcastle United turned down the chance to sign 26-year-old QPR striker Charlie Austin on transfer deadline day.


    The paper says an agent, who claimed to be representing Queens Park Rangers, tried to set up a deal that would have resulted in Magpies teenage winger Rolando Aarons switching to Loftus Road and Charlie Austin heading in the opposite direction.

  96. Cushing expects Chelsea to win title

    Women's Super League

    Manchester City Women's manager Nick Cushing says he expects Chelsea Ladies to pip his side to this season's Women Super League One title.

    City beat Sunderland 1-0 on Sunday to go second in the table, five points behind the London club, although they have a game in hand.

    "I don't think they'll slip up now, they're on a bit of a roll," Cushing told BBC Sport.

  97. One-Day Cup semi-final

    Surrey v Nottinghamshire

    We will have live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  98. Bad break


    Australia's David Warner is heading back to Oz after being hit on the hand by a vicious Steven Finn delivery in the second one-day international against England, though he doesn't seem too bitter about it...

    David Warner
    David Warner's thumb
  99. Carrick out of England squad


    Manchester United's Michael Carrick withdraws from the England squad to play Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday because of injury.

  100. Simple Verse runs

    Horse racing

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC horse racing correspondent

    Saturday's final Classic of the flat racing season, the St Leger at Doncaster, has received a significant boost today with the news that the Ralph Beckett-trained filly Simple Verse is to be added to the list of runners for a late entry fee of £50,000. Simple Verse will join up to 11 others in the line-up.

  101. Get Involved


    Ten years on from Northern Ireland's surprise 1-0 defeat of England, we want to hear your tales of sporting underdogs.

    Steven Jones: Little scruffy Tony won at rounders in 3rd year juniors, he didn't have a bat, his mam sent him with a frozen baguette. Should be pictures of that lad up in the school hall.


    Chris Brown: 1973 FA cup final. Sunderland 1-0 Leeds, Jimmy Montgomery's double save, Bob Stokoe running straight to him at the end...greatest underdog story ever.

    Get involved on Twitter using #sportingunderdogs or comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  102. Heading Down Under

    Rugby League

    Hull KR forward Tyrone McCarthy will return to Australia at the end of the year after agreeing a two-year contract with St George Illawarra Dragons.

    The 27-year-old has spent only one season with the Robins after joining from Queensland Cup club Northern Pride but has done enough during his short time at the KC Lightstream Stadium to earn the chance to play first-grade rugby league Down Under.

  103. Stokes - 'I'm innocent'


    England all-rounderBen Stokesprotests his innocenceafter Saturday'scontroversial dismissalfor obstructing the field against Australia at Lord's.

    Ben Stokes

    England are 2-0 down and have to win Tuesday's third match at Old Trafford to keep the five-match series alive.

    It's a day-nighter and commentary will be on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from 13:45 BST. 

  104. Former Dundee United & Man Utd star Milne dies

    Former Dundee United and Manchester United winger Ralph Milne has died at the age of 54.

    Milne helped Dundee United win the league championship in 1983 and scored 75 goals in 286 appearances for the Tangerines.

    He also played for Charlton Athletic and Bristol City before a move to Manchester United in 1988, where he made 30 appearances, scoring three goals.

  105. Get Involved


    Lloydy 1664: Buster Douglas vs Tyson 1990, biggest upset of my lifetime 42-1 upset, crazy.


    Nigel Smith: Being a Newcastle Utd supporter, I am always and will forever be haunted by Hereford Utd.

  106. Iceland defy the odds


    A huge well done to Iceland, after they sealed their place at a major tournament for the first time as they secured the point they needed in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Kazakhstan.

    Iceland and the Czech Republic both progress from Group A, with the Netherlands now unable to advance automatically.

    Group A

    Cardiff's Aron Gunnarsson, the Iceland captain, who was dismissed late on, said: "It's unbelievable, I'm shocked."

    The island nation is the smallest to qualify for a Euros, with an estimated population of just 317,000. They have have moved up 100 places in the Fifa rankings since manager Lars Lagerback took charge in 2011 and now sit in 23rd position, above the likes of France, Ukraine and Russia.

  107. Kelly set to miss rest of season

    Rugby League

    Albert Kelly

    Hull KR half-back Albert Kelly is unlikely to play again this season, allowing him to fully recover from a knee injury.

    The 24-year-old returned for Rovers' Challenge Cup final defeat by Leeds Rhinos on 29 August, and with the club's Super League status almost secured, Kelly is set to be rested.

    "We have to be very careful with his knee as it just takes one awkward tackle and he's out for six to nine months," head coach Chris Chester told BBC Radio Humberside.

  108. Off to school


    It's tough being a parent...

  109. Red Reus?

    Football gossip


    Daily Star: Manchester United are keen to bring Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus to Old Trafford. The deal could involve United winger Adnan Januzaj, turning his loan with the Bundesliga club into a permanent move.

  110. Dexter to Leicestershire


    Leicestershire have signed Middlesex all-rounder Neil Dexter on a three-year deal.


    The 31-year-old averages 32 with the bat and 27 with the ball in County Championship Division One this season, with his all-round contribution of a century and three wickets inspiring Middlesex to victory over Durham last month.

  111. Happy in Madrid

    Football gossip


    Evening Standard: Karim Benzema has reiterated he is happy at Real Madrid and says there was never any truth in speculation he was planning to leave the club in the summer. Arsenal had been strongly linked with the 27-year-old French striker.

  112. Big-money suit


    If I put one of my suits up for sale it would probably fetch less than a tenner. Especially the creased brown one with the tomato ketchup stain on.

    But if it's one of the late, great Don Bradman's, then it's going to be worth a few quid more - as this story illustrates.


    A blazer worn by the Aussie cricketing great during his first series as Australia captain sold at auction overnight for 100,000 Australian dollars (£46,000).

    The green woollen blazer with gold piping and the Australian coat of arms on its breast pocket was worn by Bradman during the 1936-1937 Test series against England.

    Auctioneer Max Williamson said: "This is the first (Bradman) blazer we've had up for auction, which is possibly why it sold so well. It went beyond our expectations. We're still shaking."

  113. Get involved


    Rob Arnold: My favourite ever underdogs are the Coventry City 1987 FA Cup winning team.

    It would be rude, at this point, not to use a pic of Keith Houchen's famous diving header, so here you go Coventry fans (with apologies to followers of Tottenham)...


    Beep Beep: Definitely Denmark replacing Yugoslavia and going on to win Euro '92.

    Andy M: When United could only beat Exeter 2-0 in 2005, after drawing 0-0 with them in the third round

  114. Police probe beating allegations


    Bangladesh police say they are seeking to arrest cricketer Shahadat Hossain - who plays for the national side - and his wife for allegedly beating their 11-year-old maid who works in their home.


    Police raided the house of the pace bowler and his wife on Sunday after officers found the injured and crying maid on a street in the capital Dhaka.

    "She had injury marks on her eyes and some other parts of the body. She was crying when we rescued her," police inspector Anwar Hossain told the AFP news agency.

    "She told us that she was working as a maid in cricketer Shahadat's house and alleged that he and his wife tortured her."

  115. Fancy some dinner?

    Football gossip

    The Mirror reports that West Brom forward Saido Berahino, who was the subject of several bids from Tottenham in the summer transfer window, is set to withdraw his strike threat and will return to training this week.


    The Daily Mail adds that West Brom boss Tony Pulis will take Berahino and his mother out to dinner on Monday night following talks with the club.

    Oh to be a fly on the wall...

  116. Williams v Williams


    Elsewhere at the US Open, Serena Williams will face sister Venus in the quarter-finals after beating 19th seed Madison Keys 6-3 6-3.


    Novak Djokovic overcame an in-form Roberto Bautista Agut, subduing the Spanish 23rd seed 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-3 and will face Feliciano Lopez in the next round.

    Men's defending champion Marin Cilic and 19th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga both won and will meet in the last eight.

  117. 'Confidence is a wonderful thing'