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Summary

  1. De Gea 'could face Liverpool'
  2. Chelsea's Courtois 'out for quite a long time'
  3. Man City's Delph missing 'for month-and-a-half'
  4. Eleven Premier League news conferences
  5. GET INVOLVED #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Chris Osborne and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Farewell

    And that's where we leave you for today and for this week on Sportsday. We have the live cricket text and the live US Open tennis text still ongoing, but Sportsday will return on Monday at 08:00 BST so join the team then. Cheerio now.

  2. 5 live Sport

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Tonight's 5 live Sport with George Riley from 19:00 BST features a comprehensive preview of the weekend football programme with Sam Allardyce, Kevin Kilbane and journalist Henry Winter.

    There is live commentary from the Diamond League athletics involving Justin Gatlin in both the 100 & 200m, US Open tennis and a review of the fourth one-day international between England and Australia from Headingley. 

  3. 'Bertie is a real life Usain Bolt'

    Animal athletics

    graphic

    Here's one you don't see every day. The Usain Bolt of the tortoise world has raced into the record books as the fastest ever.

    Bertie, from Adventure Valley in County Durham, covered 18ft (5.48m) in 19.59 seconds - smashing the previous best of 43.7 seconds, which stood since 1977.

    "He's just like the real-life Usain Bolt as he loves the attention his run has brought and meeting people," said owner Janine Calzini.

  4. 'I would have shadowed Brendan'

    Steven Gerrard interview

    Steven Gerrard

    Steven Gerrard might have stayed at Liverpool if the club had offered him the chance to shadow Brendan Rodgers and learn about managing a team, the former England skipper has told the Daily Mail.

    "What would have kept me at Liverpool into this season was the chance of shadowing Brendan Rodgers and his staff as well as playing," he says.

    "Those ideas were only mentioned to me after I had announced I was leaving." 

  5. Fowler interested in Posh job

    Football

    Former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler is interested in the vacant Peterborough United manager's job, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire reports.

    Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony has said he has a four-man shortlist for the job, following the sacking of Dave Robertson.

    Ex-Northern Ireland international Grant McCann will be in caretaker charge against Oldham on Saturday.  

  6. One-day international

    England v Australia

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Liam Plunkett has just hit a big six and England need 18 from the final 30 balls with four wickets intact to beat Australia and take the series to a decider on Sunday.

    Follow the denouement on Radio 5 live sports extra. 

  7. BBC Sport Predictor

    Football

    If you think you know your football, why not have a bash at the BBC Sport Predictor?

    See how your guesses fare against other supporters and pundit Mark Lawrenson, plus get feedback from BBC Sport's team including Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer.

  8. BBC Sportshour

    A profile of Ben Cohen, lip reading on the pitch to overcome deafness, on being an icon for the gay community and how that family tragedy spurred him on to be the best in the world - plus the man who is building all of the football league grounds of England, Wales and Scotland in Lego - there are all manner of items in the BBC's Sportshour programmes.

  9. 'Kane will be burned out' - Vega

    Football

    A warning from former Spurs defender Ramon Vega about England international striker Harry Kane.

    Harry Kane of Spurs and England

    "Harry Kane had a great season last year, but we must remember he’s very young and the pressure is on to repeat that success. But he doesn’t have a strike partner and everything is on his shoulders - he’ll be burned out very soon," Vega tells BBC World Service.

    "Spurs need to put someone experienced alongside him, who can score goals, but if Kane is on his own, I see a difficult season for Spurs."

  10. GB name World Championship team

    Cycling

    British Cycling has announced the Great Britain Cycling Team for the forthcoming UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia, from 19-27 September.

    Mark Cavendish  [injury permitting after his crash today] and Geraint Thomas have been selected for the men’s road race, while Lizzie Armitstead, who has enjoyed another successful year on the road, will compete in the women’s road race.

    British Cycling national time-trial champion Hayley Simmonds will represent GB for the first time, while Alex Dowsett has been selected for the men’s time-trial.

    Tour de France winner Chris Froome is not selected after withdrawing from the Vuelta a Espana with injury.

  11. Commentary schedule

    Football

    Lots for you to enjoy over the weekend as the Premier League returns.

  12. Pennetta through to US Open final

    Tennis

    Flavia Pennetta is through to the US Open final, her first Grand Slam final, beating Simona Halep 6-1 6-3.

    The all-conquering Serena Williams is next up, against Roberta Vinci of Italy.

    You can follow the action on the BBC live text.

    Flavia Pennetta
  13. Courtois out for three months - reports

    Football

    The Press Association are reporting that Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois  will be out of action for around three months after undergoing surgery on his right knee.

  14. One-day international

    England v Australia

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Hang on to your hats, key man Eoin Morgan has been brilliantly caught in the gully by Glenn Maxwell for 92 and England need 62 from 62 balls with five wickets intact.

    A tense finish ahead and you can hear it all on 5 live sports extra and read all about it on the BBC live text.

  15. Read reaches 1,000 dismissals

    Cricket

    As mentioned earlier (16:35), Nottinghamshire wicketkeeper Chris Read has become the 26th player in history to reach 1,000 dismissals in first-class cricket.

    Chris Read

    The 37-year-old took the catch to remove Paul Collingwood in Notts' Championship match against Durham at Trent Bridge.

    Read is the first player to reach the landmark since Jack Russell in 1997.

  16. Gazzaniga stays with Saints

    Football

  17. Adebayor still not wanted by Pochettino

    Football

    Emmanuel Adebayor

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was asked about out-of-favour forward Emmanuel Adebayor in his news conference earlier, and confirmed that the 31-year-old, who has not featured this season or been named in the Premier League and Europa League squads, was indeed still out of favour at White Hart Lane.

    "I was very clear with him, we had a conversation before the end of last season and I explained my idea," Pochettino said. 

    "I don't need to explain much more, I think it is clear he is not in my idea, in my mind or in the plans for the future of Tottenham."  

  18. One-day international

    England v Australia

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Ben Stokes has gone for 41 but skipper Eoin Morgan has made a third successive ODI half century and has just hit a magnificent six onto the roof of the stand. 

    England are 196-4 and require 104 more to win from the final 90 balls.

  19. Trentin captures stage six

    Tour of Britain

    Matteo Trentin

    Mark Cavendish's Etixx-QuickStep team-mate Matteo Trentin claims stage six of the Tour of Britain, a 192.7km route traversing the Peak District National Park, from Stoke to Nottingham.

    Norwegian Boasson Hagen, the 2009 winner, enhanced his overall lead to 13 seconds ahead of the concluding weekend of racing.

  20. Parkinson signs new Bradford deal

    Football

    Phil Parkinson

    Bradford CitymanagerPhil Parkinsonhas signed a new three-year deal. 

    The 47-year-old took over at Valley Parade in August 2011 and helped the club to promotion from League Two in 2012-13.

    He guided the Bantams to the League Cup final in that same year and last season led them to the FA Cup quarter-finals.

  21. Gougeard glory

    Vuelta a Espana

    Tom Dumoulin

    AG2R's French rider Alexis Gougeard has won stage 19 of the Vuelta a Espana, a 185.8km route from Medina del Campo to Avila.

    Giant-Alpecin's Tom Dumoulin leads the overall classification, but by just three seconds, with Italian Fabio Aru in close contention.

    the race finishes on Sunday - it should be a cracker.

  22. Lancashire sign Mustard on loan

    Phil Mustard

    Lancashire have signed wicketkeeper/batsman Phil Mustard on loan from Durham for the rest of the season.

    The 32-year-old is needed because Lancashire keeper Alex Davies has a knee injury.

    The Red Rose county have already won promotion from Division Two of the County Championship, but next face title rivals Surrey at Old Trafford.

  23. Cavendish escapes serious injury

    Cycling

    Mark Cavendish's  Etixx Quick Step say he has not suffered a fracture or a major dislocation following his crash that forced him out of the Tour of Britain and he could still feature Road Cycling World Championships later this month.

  24. Classy Colingwood

    Cricket

  25. Tasty tangerines

    Football

    It wasn't long ago that Blackpool struggled to find four players, let alone remembering when they were fourth in the Premier League...

  26. Increased drug testing

    Euro 2016

    UEFA says it will carry out "the strongest anti-doping programme ever seen in European football" this season.

    It will happen in the build-up to Euro 2016 in France, with all players with the potential to be selected for teams to be subjected to testing from 1 January.

  27. Lunchtime teaser

    Football

    You might recall that we asked you earlier (12:34 BST) to tell us the feat that Micky Quinn, Ian Marshall, Wayne Rooney and Jose Antonio Reyes all achieved in the Premier League?

    The answer is that each of them scored in the opening five games of a season; something that Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis could also do if he nets at Watford on Saturday.

  28. Women's semis

    US Open

    Speaking of the US Open, the first women's semi-final between Simona Halep and Flavia Pennetta is set to start. Keep across the action with our live text commentary.

  29. 'Serena best ever'

    US Open

    Serena Williams

    Serena Williams is the greatest ever female tennis player even if she fails to complete the calendar Grand Slam, according to John McEnroe.

    The 33-year-old, two victories from winning the first calendar Slam since 1988, plays Roberta Vinci in Friday's delayed US Open semi-finals.

    "She's the greatest female player I've ever seen," McEnroe told BBC Sport. "She's proven it to me over and over."

  30. Worcester celebration

    Cricket

    A thanksgiving service will be held at Worcester Cathedral on Sunday 27th September to mark Worcestershire County Cricket Club’s 150th Anniversary Year.

  31. City Ladies face charge

    Football

    Manchester City Ladies are charged with fielding an ineligible player in the WSL Continental Tyres Cup match with Sunderland last month.

    City have until 17 September to respond to the charge, and as a consequence the quarter-final fixture with Arsenal scheduled for Sunday has been postponed.

  32. Messi is the daddy, again

    Football

    Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi is a father twice over. It's a second son for the maestro and he has been named, not Cristiano, but Mateo.

    Messi, 28, and longtime companion Antonella Roccuzzo are already parents to a toddler son, Thiago, who is three later this year.

  33. Middlesex build lead over Yorkshire

    Middlesex 106 & 441-8, Yorkshire 299

    BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand at Lord's:

    "Middlesex have opened up a 248-run lead over champions Yorkshire at tea on day three at Lord's.

    "The fightback has been led by the 149 of Nick Compton, who has done his chance of an England recall no harm at all. 

    "The hosts may well have nudged themselves into the position as favourites to win the game. Remarkable from their position of 0-3 after the first over of the match."

  34. Hampshire make solid start

    Hampshire 240 & 152-1, Somerset 630-9 dec

    BBC Somerset's Stephen Lamb at Taunton:

    "Hampshire lost Michael Carberry for 56, lbw to the left-arm spin of Jack Leach, as they reduced the deficit to 239 runs by tea on day three at Taunton.

    "In a fascinating afternoon session, Jamie Overton in particular bowled well for the hosts, teaming up with Leach to test the experience of Carberry and Jimmy Adams, who reached the interval unbeaten on 77, with skipper James Vince on six."

  35. Twitter friends

    Football

    A bit of love between two Premier League clubs here... Apologies if we've ruined the answer for you.

  36. Cavendish injury

    Tour of Britain

    Matt Slater

    BBC Sport

    The Etixx-Quick Step team say Cavendish crashed about 20km into today's stage from Stoke to Nottingham. His sports director Brian Holm said it looked like he had hit a parked car and injured the same shoulder as at the 2014 Tour de France. They are awaiting news from hospital.    

  37. Ayew thank you

    Football

    Andre Ayew is grateful for his player of the month award, having scored three goals already for Swansea.

  38. Kent press for Cardiff win

    Kent 309 & 451-2, Glamorgan 207 & 101-2

    BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Swalec Stadium:

    "Kent set Glamorgan a mammoth 554 to win when they declared early on the third afternoon in Cardiff, with Joe Denly finishing on 161 not out.

    "Matt Coles claimed two cheap Glamorgan wickets, but James Kettleborough reached his second half-century for the county as he and Colin Ingram prevented further inroads before tea."

  39. One-day international

    England v Australia

    The England reply is not going well. James Taylor, centurion in the last match, has gone for 41, caught down the leg-side off Mitchell Marsh.

    England are 89-3 and required a further 211 from 34.2 overs to take the series to a decider on Sunday. Ben Stokes has joined skipper Eoin Morgan at the crease.

    Commentary continues on digital radio, 5 live sports extra the place to listen.

  40. Champions League coaches XI

    Football

    Uefa.com have put together this XI from the coaches of this season's 32 Champions League group stage coaches.

    Let's just say it's nae bad... although Chelsea fans might be scratching their heads at the inclusion of Slavisa Jokanovic.

  41. Sunderland news conference

    Sunderland v Tottenham (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    Nick Barnes

    BBC Newcastle's Sunderland commentator

    On Friday, Dick Advocaat had all of his first-team squad together for the first time since the transfer window closed. 

    Dick Advocaat

    When asked how pleased he was on a scale of 1 to 10 with the business Sunderland had done in the window, he said: “That’s a difficult question. I will give you this answer: With the people we have brought in there is more competition in the squad... but we have to find the right balance in the squad.” 

    Advocaat added that he did not think it would be until December that his team found its potential and that it is vital they stay in touch with the teams above while the team gels.

  42. Sunderland news conference

    Sunderland v Tottenham (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    Borini

    Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has been discussing the return of Fabio Borini to the Stadium of Light, after the Italian made a transfer-deadline day switch to the Black Cats.

    “Borini is a player the fans like and he is a hard-working player," said Advocaat.

    “People like that here and it is the same a little bit with Danny Graham – when he is in the team and he works hard the crowd get behind him."

  43. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    Reaction to De Gea signing a new Man Utd deal

    Alex Jeffers:  Utterly bewildering De Gea signing a 4 year contract, I wonder if there is some sort of Real clause in there?

    Dave W:  Is it too late to nominate re-signing De Gea as the best signing/transfer business of the summer?

    S.o.M:  'Red Ed' Woodward has outplayed Perez and Madrid, secured a top keeper for at least a year and a proper fee if he does move!

  44. England to play Germany

    Football

    England women

    England's women have lined up a friendly against Germany in Duisburg on Thursday, 26 November.

    It will be the first time the two side's have met since Mark Sampson's team beat the Germans in the third-fourth play-off at the World Cup in Canada earlier this year.

  45. Manchester United news conference

    Manchester United v Liverpool (17:30 BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Louis van Gaal has been singing. This is how he responded to questions about reports that Manchester United players have spoken to him over concerns with his football philosophy

    Louis van Gaal

    “[Wayne] Rooney and [Michael] Carrick came to me and said the dressing room is flat – they told me to help me. I then go to my dressing room and discuss with my players and we discussed a lot of aspects – but not what some have written. “The fans are shouting every week 'Louis van Gaal’s army' [sings this]. They are very satisfied and the players satisfied. “Some players are coming to me to apologise about what has been said in the papers."  

  46. 'Advocaat will keep Sunderland up'

    Sunderland v Tottenham (Sun, 13:39 BST)

    While we're waiting for Dick Advocaat's news conference, here's a little bit from the club's former midfielder Stefan Schwarz.

    He told BBC World Service that the Black Cats will survive this season despite being winless and bottom of the Premier League.

    Stefan Schwarz

    “It’s a club with tremendous support, they have a lot of passion, and they will help the team in the tough times," the Swede said.

    “It will be a battle to stay up, but with Dick Advocaat’s experience, he will keep the team up for sure."

  47. Leicester City news conference

    Leicester City v Aston Villa (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    Claudio Ranieri confirmed all of his 14 internationals have returned injury-free and are available for selection ahead of Sunday’s game, along with Nathan Dyer, who signed from Swansea on deadline day.

    Gokhan Inler

    Ranieri confirmed Swiss international Gokhan Inler is fit and being considered for his first Premier League start, although leaving out either Andy King or Danny Drinkwater would be harsh given the form they are in as a pair.

    The impression Ranieri gave of Villa is that they are an unknown quantity with the additions to the squad throughout the summer. This is not one that jumps out of the fixture list, but it could prove a crucial three points for either side.

  48. Manchester United news conference

    Manchester United v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    A fascinating press conference in which Louis van Gaal offered full explanations of his feelings on David de Gea staying, Anthony Martial arriving and reports of a mutiny in the camp.

    And the most amazing thing of all?

    Ahead of what many claim still to be the biggest day in the English football calendar, the word Liverpool was not mentioned once.

  49. Manchester United news conference

    Manchester United v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    On new signing Anthony Martial, who joined Manchester United in a record transfer for a teenager, Louis van Gaal says:

    "I imagine the fans shout 'he cost £50m, he has to score'. No. He is 19-years-old. He has to adapt. Angel Di Maria struggled. He was 27. Also Radamel Falcao. He is 29. He is the best of his age but we must not give him too much pressure."

  50. Manchester United news conference

    Manchester United v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Louis van Gaal on David De Gea: "Yes [I did think it was possible two weeks ago that he would stay]. I hoped. All the media wrote he was going. I am very happy that he stayed. I believe he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

    What he thought when he heard De Gea was staying: "I asked [chief executive] Ed Woodward if it was true Manchester United had not sent the papers on time. He said 'no'. I thought about what De Gea has suffered. The football world is crazy."

  51. Aye aye captain

    Snooker

    Two-time world championship runner-up Ali Carter has his head in the clouds. Literally.

  52. Manchester United news conference

    Manchester United v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    A couple of tidbits from Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, before the Dutchman sits down to face the amassed media.

  53. Leicester City news conference

    Leicester City v Aston Villa (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Claudio Ranieri on Nathan Dyer, who has signed on loan from Southampton...

  54. BreakingDe Gea could face Liverpool

    Manchester United v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 BST)

  55. Newcastle United news conference

    West Ham v Newcastle (Mon, 20:00 BST)

    Newcastle boss Steve McClaren has a simple three-point plan to improve his side's winless start to the season. The standout suggestion is "play better". Genius.

  56. Liverpool news conference

    Manchester United v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    The Liverpool Echo's James Pearce with more from the Brendan Rodgers Q&A with the press.

  57. That's the Juan

    De Ge signs New Man Utd deal

    It's no secret that Juan Mata and David De Gea have a bit of a bromance going on.

    Hence Mata's delight at the keeper signing a new four-year deal.

  58. Leicester City news conference

    Leicester City v Aston Villa (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Former Swansea defender Tiendalli is a free agent.

  59. Liverpool news conference

    Manchester United v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    More from the Liverpool Echo's James Pearce, assessing the thoughts of Brendan Rodgers.

  60. Manchester United news conference

    Man Utd v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    There will be plenty of interest in this one. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal coming up...

  61. Liverpool news conference

    Manchester United v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    The Liverpool Echo's James Pearce is listening attentively to Brendan Rodgers talking about Daniel Sturridge and playing Manchester United...

  62. Leicester City news conference

    Leicester City v Aston Villa (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Manager Claudio Ranieri has the floor...

    On striker Jamie Vardy, who was on duty with England, and new signing Gokhan Inler, who played at Wembley for Switzerland...

  63. Watford signing 'is Arsenal fan'

    Football

    Geoff Doyle

    BBC Three Counties Radio sport

    You're 19. You're playing in Belgium. Watford bid around £6m for you on transfer deadline day. But what do you know about them and English football? 

    Obbi Oulare

    Step forward striker Obbi Oulare, who could be in the squad to face Swansea on Saturday after signing from Bruges. "Actually, I only ever watched the Premier League, Match of the Day, everything...I never miss a game if I can. 

    "I saw [Watford's] first games.I think we can do something this season. I've already looked to the game against Arsenal because I'm an Arsenal fan.”

  64. Newcastle United news conference

    West Ham v Newcastle (Mon 20:00 BST)

    Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren has concluded his news conference. His pearls of wisdom are forthcoming.

  65. New deal, same offer for De Gea

    Football

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    A little bit of background on David De Gea's new deal at Manchester United.

    The deal is the same one that was on the table in the summer and, when the mooted move to Real Madrid fell through, chief executive Ed Woodward approached the De Gea camp and asked if he would sign.

    David de Gea

    It has been stressed to the Spaniard by various people, including manager Louis van Gaal, that he is an important part of the club's plans.

    United are not saying if there is a release clause in the deal but point out that, if Real want De Gea at the end of the season they will now have to pay, whereas previously they would have got him for nothing.

  66. BreakingIghalo signs new Watford deal

    Football

  67. Liverpool news conference

    Manchester United v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    The Press Association's Carl Markham has been speaking to Brendan Rodgers, who refused to set a date on striker Daniel Sturridge's return from hip surgery but disclosed that attacker Adam Lallana and midfielder Jordan Henderson both have a chance of being fit.

  68. Leicester City news conference

    Leicester City v Aston Villa (Sun, 16:00 BST)

  69. Manchester United news conference

    Manchester United v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester United's Carrington training complex

    Just arrived at Carrington, where Louis van Gaal will be talking about David de Gea.

    This place cost around £60m to build, which is not much more than Manchester United might end up paying Monaco for deadline day signing Anthony Martial.

    The 19-year-old had only completed four 90 games in senior football before the start of this season. 

  70. Liverpool news conference

    Manchester Utd v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 BST)

  71. One-day international

    England v Australia

    In the penultimate match of the series at Headingley England had reduced Australia to 222-7 after 44 overs. I say had because the last six overs then produced 77 runs, as a partnership of 84 in 51 balls between Matthew Wade and Johnn Hastings took the tourists to 299-7.

    England need to win to keep the series alive and take it to a decider on Sunday at Old Trafford.

    Commentary and analysis continues on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra with text commentary on the website.

  72. Piece by piece

    Football

    This is sensational...

  73. De Gea signs new Man Utd deal

    The view from Spain

    Juan Castro

    Marca newspaper

    I think both Real Madrid and the press expected this news. But for the fans it’s surprising, a player who just 12 days ago was about to sign for Real Madrid is now renewing his contract with Manchester United. 

    David De Gea

    The only option he had to keep on playing at Manchester United. He was pressed by the club and it’s normal that he did it.

    It’s difficult to say right now if Real Madrid will try to sign him again. Real president Florentino Perez still wants De Gea, but now he has another enemy, which is Manchester United, even bigger than before. So now the problem is not De Gea but the club.

  74. Order Of St George misses out

    Horse racing

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC Sport horse racing correspondent

    The Aidan O'Brien-trained Order Of St George, one-time favourite for tomorrow's St Leger at Doncaster, is to miss the final Classic of the flat season to line up in Sunday's Irish St Leger. 

    It means seven runners at Doncaster so each-way bets on the race will be settled on just the first two to finish. 

  75. Notts pair share big stand

    Nottinghamshire 204 & 262-5, Durham 372

    BBC Radio Nottingham's Dave Bracegirdle at Trent Bridge:

    "Nottinghamshire produced an effective counter-attack on the third morning against Durham, thanks to a classy fifth-wicket partnership of 153 between Riki Wessels and Samit Patel.

    "Wessels made 85 and was the sole wicket to fall during the session, caught at slip off Barry McCarthy, as Notts reached lunch with an overall lead of 94."

  76. Kent pile up huge lead

    Kent 309 & 396-2, Glamorgan 207

    BBC Radio Kent's Ben Watts at Swalec Stadium:

    "Another session dominated by the visitors as Rob Key and Joe Denly set a new record partnership for the second wicket against Glamorgan of 222.

    "Denly passed 1000 first-class runs for the summer on his way to 132 not out at the interval, while Sam Northeast (24 not out) reached 2000 runs in all cricket for Kent this season."

  77. Hants battle to save innings loss

    Hampshire 240 & 74-0, Somerset 630-9 dec

    BBC Somerset's Stephen Lamb at Taunton:

    "Somerset eventually declared their first innings after a flurry of strokes from Jim Allenby and the Overton twins extended their lead to 390.  

    "Allenby finished unbeaten on 56, while two wickets for the slow left-arm of Liam Dawson enabled him to finish with figures of 5-139."

  78. Cavendish out of Tour of Britain

    Road cycling

  79. Tottenham news conference

    Sunderland v Tottenham (Sun, 13:30 BST)

  80. Tottenham news conference

    Sunderland v Tottenham (Sun, 13:30 BST)

  81. Tale of two goalkeepers

    Analysis

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    What a tale two goalkeepers – and wildly-conflicting emotions – at Manchester United and Chelsea.

    Against all expectations, David de Gea has delighted everyone associated with Old Trafford by signing a new four-year contract.

    It is a glorious bonus for United and manager Louis van Gaal, who had pretty much written off De Gea as part of his plans. Now he can count on the services of one of world’s best goalkeepers.

    David De Gea and Thibaut Courtois

    Chelsea, meanwhile, are coming to terms with the loss of their keeper Thibaut Courtois for months after he sustained a knee injury in training.

    Asmir Begovic, signed from Stoke City for £8m after the departure of Petr Cech to Arsenal, proved his quality even in defeat at Manchester City but there is no question this is a serious blow to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

  82. Manchester City news conference

    Crystal Palace v Manchester City (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    If Kevin De Bruyne plays, where should he play? Manuel Pelligrini says it could be anywhere across the front line.

  83. One-day international

    England v Australia

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Two wickets in three balls for Liam Plunkett on his home ground at Headingley, Mitchell Marsh for 17 and then George Bailey for 75. Australia are 210-6 in the 41st over. An England victory today would take the series to a decider just over the way from here at Old Trafford on Sunday.

  84. De Gea signs new Man Utd deal

    Football

  85. Manchester City news conference

    Crystal Palace v Manchester City (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    BBC Radio Manchester's Ian Cheeseman updates us with the Man City team news - will there be a start for Kevin De Bruyne?

  86. Manchester City news conference

    Crystal Palace v Manchester City (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Midfielder Fabian Delph, who was injured seconds into England's game against Switzerland in midweek, will be out for around six weeks with a hamstring injury.

  87. Essex wrap up innings win

    Essex 464-7 dec, Derbyshire 94 & 182

    Ravi Bopara took 4-29 as Essex completed an emphatic victory over Derbyshire by an innings and 188 runs on the third morning at Derby.

    Resuming on 102-3, the home side were bowled out for 182, with Shiv Thakor and Tony Palladino both unable to bat because of injury.

    Fellow all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate provided the main support for Bopara, claiming 3-15.

  88. One-day international

    England v Australia

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Glenn Maxwell is bowled by Moeen Ali

    Over at Headingley there has been a rapid 85 from 64 balls by Glenn Maxwell but he was bowled by Moeen Ali [pictured] and Australia are 199-4 in the 38th over, George Bailey unbeaten on 69.

  89. Manchester City news conference

    Crystal Palace v Manchester City (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Man City's resident footballing wizard David Silva will not play at Crystal Palace.

  90. Sunderland news conference

    Sunderland v Tottenham (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    Young Sunderland striker Duncan Watmore has this week earned a first-class honours degree in economics and business management, leading Nick Barnes from BBC Newcastle to pen this classy line...

    We'll be hearing from Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat a little later.

  91. Welcome back, Jon

    Football

    Ireland international Jon Walters had been linked with deadline-day moves to Leicester and Norwich.

  92. Compton defies Yorkshire

    Middlesex 106 & 361-6, Yorkshire 299

    BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand at Lord's:

    "Middlesex have built a lead of 168 over the county champions, losing only one wicket during the third morning.  

    "Nick Compton is leading the resistance with an unbeaten 144 as he makes a bid for a winter tour spot with England."

  93. Chelsea news conference

    Everton v Chelsea (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    Jose Mourinho with thoughts on former Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao, yet to start a league game for Chelsea, but scorer of their goal in the defeat against Crystal Palace last time out.

    "From being on the bench to playing is not a big distance. He works hard, very professionally every day so yes he can start a game for sure."

  94. Manchester City news conference

    Crystal Palace v Manchester City (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Ian Cheeseman

    BBC Radio Manchester's City commentator

  95. Tottenham news conference

    Sunderland v Tottenham (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    Nick Barnes

    BBC Newcastle's Sunderland commentator

    Tottenham could give a debut to new signing Son Heung-Min against Sunderland.

    But who is he?

    Son Heung-Min

    We're waiting to hear from Mauricio Pochettino and we'll bring you his thoughts as soon as we have them...

  96. De Gea signs new Man Utd deal

    Football

  97. Manchester City news conference

    Crystal Palace v Manchester City (Sat, 15:00 BST)

  98. Lunchtime teaser

    Football

    Here's a wee teaser for you...

    What feat have Micky Quinn, Ian Marshall, Wayne Rooney and Jose Antonio Reyes all achieved in the Premier League?

    Your clue is that Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis could join that list on Saturday.

  99. Chelsea news conference

    Everton v Chelsea (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    John Stones

    Jose Mourinho was a touch reticent about talking Everton, manager Roberto Martinez and the man Chelsea tried several times unsuccessfully to buy - John Stones...

    "What Martinez says means nothing and I don’t comment. John Stones the only thing I can tell you, I expect him to play with [Phil] Jagielka, we know their qualities and we are going to try and be successful against him. I have nothing else to say."

  100. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    It seem a few of you are a tad skeptical about whether David De Gea will see out his new four-year contract at Manchester United.

    Liam Stones: Does anyone else feel this de Gea new contract is like suarez at #lfc ? Just to put a buy out clause in   

    Jamie Watts:  Three words written as large as possible on that contract...... BUY OUT CLAUSE   

    Daniel Shack:  Got to be a release clause in De Gea's contract.

  101. Courtois 'out for quite a long time'

    Everton v Chelsea (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    More from Jose Mourinho on the injury to Thibaut Courtois...

    "The third goalkeeper is always a complicated situation because it can be that you don’t sit on the bench once all season. In my first spell here, Hilario was third choice and he played against Barcelona in the Champions League. 

    Jamal Blackman

    "Our decision was the third goalkeeper would be a young English goalkeeper behind two fantastic goalkeepers and we think that’s a normal situation. 

    "Now [21-year-old Croydon-born] Jamal [Blackman] becomes the second. He was on loan at Middlesbrough and didn’t play once in the Championship. He has no experience but he has potential. 

    "I just lost a goalkeeper, I want to be positive."

  102. Chelsea news conference

    Everton v Chelsea (Sat, 12:45 BST)

  103. Tottenham news conference

    Sunderland v Tottenham (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    Murray Burnell

    BBC London

  104. Courtois 'out for quite a long time'

    Everton v Chelsea (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been talking about Thibaut Courtois' injury...

    "Courtois was injured in a training session with goalkeepers," he said at his pre-match news conference. "I cannot tell you much but I can tell you he needs surgery in his right knee and will be out for quite a long time. The doctors have to be more specific but I think today we will be ready to give out more information. 

    Thibaut Courtois

    "It is a big blow, it is not easy to have the best goalkeeper in the world injured but it’s easy to have one of the best in the world to play and we have [new signing Asmir] Begovic to play. I’m very sad for Thibaut and the team but we have a top keeper - Begovic will be in goal."  

  105. De Gea 'part of the team for years to come'

    Man Utd keeper signs four-year deal

    Van gaal and De Gea

    Considering his keeper almost jumped on a plane to Madrid less than two weeks ago, Louis van Gaal is being pretty understated when it comes to this coup.

    Some generic new contract quotes from the Manchester United boss. Although he does suggest that David De Gea intyends to stick around.

    "He is one of the best goalkeepers in world football. I am very pleased that he will be part of the team for many years to come. He is a popular player who is keen to learn and enhance his game."

  106. Fitzpatrick shoots stunning 60

    Golf

    Gah! Matt Fitzpatrick leaves his birdie putt short on 18 but taps in to post a second round of just 60 blows.

    That mark is still the lowest on the European Tour this season, albeit on a par-70 track and with preferred lies in operation.

    The young Englishman is nine under for the tournament, three shots off leader Soren Kjeldsen.

  107. Courtois 'out for quite a long time'

    Everton v Chelsea (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    Thibaut Courtois

    The Belgian goalkeeper injured his right knee in training.

  108. BreakingCourtois 'out for quite a long time'

    Everton v Chelsea (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    Chelsea manager  Jose Mourinho confirms that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois needs knee surgery and will be "out for quite a long time".

  109. De Gea signs new Man Utd deal

    Football

    David De Gea

    So, just to recap. Twelve days after almost joining Real Madrid, Manchester United keeper David De Gea has agreed a new four-year contract to remain at Old Trafford.

    The 24-year-old Spain internationaltold the club website: "Manchester United is a special club and Old Trafford is an ideal place for me to continue to develop my career. I’m looking forward to putting a difficult summer behind me and concentrating on working hard to improve and help my teammates to be successful.”  

  110. #DaveStays

    Football

    If this hashtag does not start trending, I'm giving up on the internet.

  111. De Gea signs new Man Utd deal

    Football

  112. BreakingDe Gea signs new Man Utd deal

    Football

  113. Fitzpatrick on brink of 59

    Golf

    Not to take the shine off the young Englishman's round, but the Kennemer course is a par 70...

  114. Get Involved

    Alternative monthly awards

    Fed up of the same old monthly awards? What would you like to see introduced?

    Use #bbcsportsday to give us your suggestions.

    FK: Rookie of the month, players in their debut season in the league should be recognised on a monthly basis.

    Red Devil: Most Frightening Celebration Award (which would surely go to Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis)

    Bafetimbi Gomis
  115. Protecting the beautiful game

    Football

    Simon Dobbin

    It’s almost six months since Cambridge United fan Simon Dobbin was attacked outside a pub in Southend, which resulted in him being put in a medically induced coma.

    Three times his family were told by doctors that he was unlikely to survive his injuries but he continues to fight on.

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's Jeremy Sallis has produced a moving documentary looking at how football violence has affected Dobbin's family. Listen to it here at 12:15 BST.

  116. Manchester City news conference

    Crystal Palace v Manchester City (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernando had been struggling with a long-standing groin complaint.

  117. Chelsea news conference

    Everton v Chelsea (Sat, 12:45 BST)

    John Southall

    BBC Radio Five Live football reporter

    Chelsea

    After a two-week break it's Jose Mourinho time again. Plenty of issues: Chelsea's poor form, will Thibaut Courtous be fit ? Then there's Everton, Stones and Roberto Martinez...

  118. Rutherford beats Farah (4-3 pens)

    Athletics

    Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah are in town (or should that be Toon?) to promote the Great North Run, which is in Newcastle on Sunday.

    Farah may have won the 5,000 and 10,000m double at the world championships - but long jump gold medallist Rutherford keeps defying the doubters, by winning a penalty shoot-out 4-3.

  119. Fowler for Peterborough?

    Football

  120. 'English football needs Martial to shine'

    Football

    Ian Wright

    Football Analyst

    Anthony Martial

    "I hope that he proves to be the absolute gem of a player that United think they have bought, for his own sake and for the sake of English football too."

    That's Ian Wright's take on new Manchester United signing Anthony Martial.Read the full take here.

  121. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    Alternative monthly awards

    We think it's time for some new monthly awards. Send your suggestions to #bbcsportsday

    Paul Molyneaux:  Most overrated player award - Jack Grealish. Or most injury prone player award - Jack Wilshere.

    Mike Goodinng:  Ihonestly think match of the day should have a weekly award for 'most outrageous play acting'.

  122. Cardiff keen on Wilson

    Football

    Mark Poyser

    BBC Wales football reporter

    James Wilson

    Cardiff City have declared an interest in taking Manchester United striker James Wilson on loan.

    United are ready to allow the England under-21 front runner to go on loan with an instant recall. Now Cardiff have joined the potential suitors.

    Manager Russell Slade said: ''He's a player of strong ability. He's somebody Manchester United think an awful lot about. It would be wrong if nobody turned their heads if there was an availability for James Wilson.''

  123. Rome submits bid

    Olympics 2024

    Coliseum in Rome

    It may be nine years away, but if you haven't started thinking about where the 2024 Olympics will be, then you've probably just had better things to do.

    Well, Rome has formally submitted its bid to host the event.

    The bid committee says it wishes to host Olympic competition "in the most spectacular and symbolic places of the Eternal City.".

    Hamburg sent in its letter on Wednesday. Paris, Los Angeles, and Budapest are other declared bidders.

  124. Bruce 'right man to help Livermore'

    Footbal

    Matt Dean

    BBC Radio Humberside

    It felt like a cloud had been lifted at Hull City's KC Stadium on Friday. 

    Uncertainty over Jake Livermore's future has hung heavy over the club since he was handed his provisional FA and club ban in May. So much so that boss Steve Bruce must have felt his weekly media conferences had become like Groundhog Day, having to field the same questions on the same subject on a weekly basis. 

    Jake Livermore

    But on Friday, Bruce looked grateful to be able to change the tune. However, he seemed especially keen to get the tone of his message right. He stressed that while Hull were "delighted" to have their £8m midfielder back but that he didn't regret his comments back in May that the player had "let himself down".

    Man-management is Bruce's strength so, if lessons are to be learned or if an arm around the shoulders is needed, he is the right man to do it.

  125. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    Alternative monthly awards

    What monthly award would you like to see on offer?

    Some good moral ones coming in, please keep them coming to #bbcsportsday and the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Grant Shipcott:  There should be a sarcastic "award" for best dive of the month. Maybe negative press will help kick it out.  

    Stephen:  Worst case of abuse to referee? Most grotesque nasal and spit discharge of the month? 

  126. Hoy under the weather

    Track cycling

    While the Tour goes from Stoke to Nottingham, Chris Hoy is going between bedroom and bathroom.

    Even Olympic legends get sick. Hope the seven-time medalist has a speedy recovery.

  127. One-day international

    England v Australia

    David Willey's stock continues to rise... careful with that one. It's a third wicket at Headingley for the left-arm seamer, who will be playing there permanently next season having signed for Yorkshire.

    Aaron Finch is the latest to go, caught behind, Willey falling over in his follow through. The Australians are 30-3 in the ninth over.

    Commentary is on 5 live sports extra now and there is the ever dependable BBC live text.

  128. Stoke to Nottingham anyone?

    Tour of Britain

    Stage six of the Tour of Britain is under way - and it's a casual 192.8km ride from Stoke to Nottingham. Our colleagues at BBC Radio Stoke are across the action.

  129. To Franz, love Per

    Football

    Per Mertesacker

    Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has wished a happy birthday to fellow German Franz Beckenbauer. The legendary sweeper turns 70 today.

    Nothing says happy birthday quite a like a retro shirt of your hero.

  130. One-day international

    England v Australia

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Another wicket for David Willey and it's a big one, Australia skipper Steven Smith trapped lbw for five bang in front of the timbers. The Aussies are 25-2 in the seventh over having opted to bat first at Headingley.

    Another England victory here would take the series to a decider at Old Trafford on Sunday.

    Commentary continues on Radio 5 live sports extra and the BBC website.

  131. Brady's back

    American Football

    Tom Brady

    Tom Brady - he of deflate gate - was back in action last night.

    If you haven;t been keeping tabs, Brady is the NFL player whose four-game ban - imposed after he was alleged to have colluded in the deflation of match balls - was overturned by a judge last week.

    The 38-year-old quarter-back threw four touchdown passes as his New England Patriots beat Pittsburgh 28-21.

  132. Get Involved at #bbcsportsday

    Alternative monthly awards

    We want your new ideas for monthly awards. I like the referee one - maybe the prize could be a DIY voucher. I imagine referees do a lot of home improvements during the week.

    Use #bbcsportsday to suggest your own.

    Robbie Derbs87: Official of the month. Take into account good calls and big decisions they make. Also, worst official of the month.

    David Grocott: Worst haircut of the month.

    Lee Clark:  Save of the month. Keepers need some sort of recognition.

  133. The other record goalscorer

    Football

    Gosling

    Wayne Rooney this, Wayne Rooney that. Yes, the Manchester United striker became England's record scorer with 50 goals this week.

    But where are Jake Gosling's headlines?

    The striker is now Gibraltar's record scorer with two strikes - and he performed a speech, mocking that of Wayne's, back at his club Bristol Rovers.

  134. One-day international

    England v Australia

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    David Willey makes the breakthrough for England at Headingley, Joe Burns bowled and Australia 14-1 in the third over. Commentary continues on 5 live sports extra and the BBC website.

    Joe Burns plays on
  135. Ramsey ready for return

    Arsenal v Stoke City (Sat, 15:00 BST)

  136. Cheesed off

    FA Cup weekend

    Cheese

    I've lost count of the number of times I've been waylaid by a cheese festival.

    There will be 116 teams in FA Cup action this weekend as clubs try to reach the dizzying heights of the second qualifying round - and one tie has been rescheduled because of a clash with a dairy day out.

    Here are a few other quirky FA Cup stories.

  137. Jock Stein tribute

    BBC Scotland podcast

    Yesterday marked the 30-year anniversary of former Celtic and Scotland boss Jock Stein's untimely death and an excellent BBC Scotland programme with Archie Macpherson and Graeme Souness remembering the great man can be heard here in a podcast.

  138. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    We're asking for your alternative monthly awards for August...

    Simon Thorpe: The marketing over common sense award goes to Norwich City. Having a home kit of yellow and green, they decide on change colours of green and yellow. Belatedly realising this might still cause a clash, they announce a third strip: yellow and green halves.

    Norwich kit
  139. West Ham news conference

    West Ham v Newcastle United (Mon, 20:00 BST)

    West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has put a very positive spin on Newcastle's winless start to the season. Nice of him to do Steve McClaren's job for him.

  140. West Brom news conference

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

    Mike Taylor

    BBC WM

    Saido Berahino

    With the immediate problem of whether Saido Berahino will stay or go resolved - until January at least – Tony Pulis now has to figure out how to make the most in the meantime of a player who is clearly a prized asset. 

    Pulis has acknowledged that the player was disrespectful to the club and fans while caught up in the transfer whirlwind. Whether that will be enough to win back the goodwill of the supporters, we might discover on Saturday.  

  141. Prop Mujati completes Sale move

    Rugby Union

    Premiership side Sale Sharks have signed prop Brian Mujati from Racing Metro 92 on a two-year deal.

    The 30-year-old South African tight-head prop moved to the Top 14 side in 2013 from Northampton Saints. 

    "He's a big name and him and Vadim Cobilas will be really hot. He's coming here to share the load with Vadim," Sale boss Steve Diamond told BBC Sport.

  142. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    Alternative monthly awards

    It's time to get creative. The player of the month and manager of the month awards are a little passe. What monthly award would you like to see?

    Use #bbcsportsday on Twitter or go to our BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Keith Bruton Funniest international appearance. Fabian Delph [injured after nine seconds at Wembley last week]

    Cole Wallis 'Most deluded fans' then again don't want to create an award just for Arsenal.

  143. One-day international

    England v Australia

    Live now on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

  144. Norwich City news conference

    Norwich City v Bournemouth (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    It's the debut Norwich fans are waiting for. But they will left on tenterhooks. Dieumerci Mbokani, a loan signing from Dinamo Kiev, is a maybe for Saturday.

  145. One-day international

    England v Australia

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Australia win the toss and chose to bat first in the penultimate match of the series at Headingley. England won the last match by 93 runs and need another win to take the series to a decider at Old Trafford on Sunday.

    England bring in Mark Wood and David Willey for the rested Steven Finn and the injured Chris Woakes. For Australia, Marcus Stoinis and John Hastings replace Ashton Agar and the rested Mitchell Starc.  

    Commentary is on 5 live sports extra, with text commentary on the BBC website.

  146. West Ham news conference

    West Ham v Newcastle United (Mon, 20:00 BST)

    Could Andy Carroll be returning to action Hammers fans? The big man has not played since February.

  147. Changed days

    Football

    Mark Poyser

    BBC Wales football reporter

    On Thursday, Chris Coleman's side were confirmed as the eighth best team in the Fifa world rankings and stand on the brink of a place at Euro 2016.

  148. This week, Sunderland are playing...

    Sunderland v Tottenham (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    Nick Barnes

    BBC Newcastle's Sunderland commentator

    It's Friday, which means it's time for a sneak peak of Nick Barnes' commentary notes... Note the hand-drawn kits. Magnificent.

    Commentary notes
  149. West Ham news conference

    West Ham v Newcastle United (Mon, 20:00 BST)

    BBC London's Vicki-Jane Edwards is present for West Ham boss Slaven Bilic's news conference, where he is talking about his summer acquisitions.

  150. Get Involved

    Alternative monthly awards

    Instead of Player of the Month or Manager of the Month, what else could we have? Please let us know at #bbcsportsday and the BBC Sport Facebook page. 

    TomSweeneySport:  "The worst managerial excuse for a loss" award for August goes to..... Jose Mourinho.

    Colin Farthing:  Would love to see best celebration of the month!

    Jack Slater:  They need an award for defensive duties. Combination of blocks, tackles, interceptions and clearances!

  151. Ireland's Zimbabwe trip

    Cricket

    Ireland will travel to Zimbabwe for a three-match one-day international series in October. 

    The tourists will also play a four-day game against Zimbabwe A ahead of their ICC Intercontinental Cup tie against Namibia. 

  152. West Ham news conference

    West Ham v Newcastle United (Mon, 20:00 BST)

    West Ham boss has been talking about two of his deadline-day signings - Michail Antonio and Victor Moses.