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Steve Canavan and Libby Dawes

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  1. Good evening from Sportsday

    Good job everybody. We got through Monday. Wasn't so bad was it?

    Thanks for joining us today. We are off to enjoy West Ham v Newcastle on BBC Radio 5 live while cooking for one... 

    *cue the sympathetic pantomime style "awww"..... Thanks to those who obliged. If not, where is your heart?*

    If you aren't near the radio, do join us for the live text which will start any minute now.

    Have a good evening and join us again tomorrow from 08:00 BST.

  2. Super-subs

    Thanks for joining in today

    Our final Super-sub nomination goes to this guy...

    Mario Goetze

    Nils Mueggenburg: My, along with 80 million other Germans, super-sub player is Mario Goetze.

    Scoring the winner in a World Cup final will earn you that accolade, right enough...

  3. 'Stay calm'

    Rugby Union

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former England captain Will Carling tells BBC Radio 5 live that the host nation is under 'huge' pressure ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.  

    Will Carling

    "Part of the pressure is to deal with it and to stay calm, stay controlled and realise they have got four pool games, there is plenty of time and to start well," added Carling.

    "I think there is huge pressure on England being the home World Cup for them and also being in the hardest pool the World Cup has ever seen.

    "It’s important they start in a controlled composed way which will give them a lot of confidence.”

    The Rugby World Cup starts on Friday.

  4. Manchester United news conference

    PSV Eindhoven v Man Utd (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has been speaking in his Champions League news conference and is joined by new signing and former PSV player, Memphis Depay:

  5. Tough tackling

    West Ham Utd v Newcastle Utd (20:00 BST)

  6. Get Involved - super-subs


    Bobby Zamora

    George Raven: Super sub has to be Bobby Zamora with his play-off final winner against Derby.

  7. Juventus news conference

    Manchester City v Juventus (Tues, 19:45)

    Massimiliano Allegri has been full of praise for Manchester City in their Champions League news conference...

    Mind games?

  8. Dallas Cowboys are 'world's most valuable team'

    American Football

    The Dallas Cowboys have overtaken Real Madrid as the world's most valuable team, according to Forbes Business Magazine.

    The NFL side are now worth £2.6bn with the La Liga club worth £2.1bn.

    The top five are: 

    1. Dallas Cowboys (£2.6bn)

    2. Real Madrid (£2.1bn)

    T3. New England Patriots (£2.07bn) 

    T3. New York Yankees (£2.07bn)

    5. Barcelona (£2bn)

    Tony Romo
  9. Juventus news conference

    Manchester City v Juventus (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon are currently giving a news conference at the Etihad ahead of their Champions League opener against Manchester City on Tuesday. 

  10. What the manager says - Steve McClaren

    West Ham Utd v Newcastle Utd (20:00 BST)

    "We feel we're establishing a platform. We've seen evidence of that but we've been down to 10 men in two of the four games.

    "We need the breaks. We need to play better football, create more chances and score more goals and the results will come."

    BBC Sport graphic
  11. Imagine if they did this nowadays...


    Watch this clip from our archives.

    Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus, himself a goalkeeper, once said that he owed everything he knew about morality to football. 

    One policeman clearly thought Millwall centre-half Mel Blyth had a bit to learn in this department...

  12. Match facts

    West Ham Utd v Newcastle Utd (20:00 BST)

    • West Ham have lost their last three Premier League games at Upton Park, conceding eight goals in the process.
    • The Hammers have scored with 22% of their shots this season - a league high.
    • They have been shown six red cards in 10 games this season in all competitions, compared to three in 43 matches in 2014-15.
    • Newcastle have failed to score in their last three Premier League matches (lost two, drew one)
    • The Magpies have not won any of their last nine away games in the league (lost seven, drew two)
  13. Someone needs to remind them it's not a friendly...

    Manchester City v Juventus (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    But we are obviously all for the fans enjoying the museums. Good, clean fun.

  14. Baird out after head injury


    Derby captain Chris Baird is expected to miss two games after being knocked unconscious in a clash of heads during their win over Preston.

    The 33-year-old needed 11 minutes of treatment, but was later given the all-clear after scans.

    "Every day the doctor is checking on his symptoms. Every day he has to show he is symptom-free, so it is a day-by-day process," said boss Paul Clement.

    Chris Baird
  15. Spot the ball...


    Our sneaky wee pals at CBBC have hidden the ball amongst this weekend's action. Can you guess where it is?

    Play the game now (and as usual, do not underestimate the difficulty of this quiz...)

    Spot the Ball
  16. Team news

    West Ham Utd v Newcastle Utd (20:00 BST)

    Andy Carroll

    Andy Carroll is in contention for West Ham after recovering from a knee injury, but Alex Song, who has rejoined on loan, is out with an ankle problem. The Hammers' trio of new signings, Victor Moses, Michail Antonio and Nikica Jelavic, are all available.

    Newcastle will be without striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who is serving a three-match suspension. Defender Paul Dummett is also out after suffering a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury.

  17. Commentator's notes

    West Ham Utd v Newcastle Utd (20:00 BST)

    Jonathan Pearce

    BBC football commentator

    Upton Park has been blanketed with sentimentality as it enters the final season. The players have looked stifled by it all, starting with defeats by Bournemouth and Leicester like shuffling sleepwalkers.

    Slaven Bilic

    But the old ground really wakes up under floodlights. Now West Ham's home form might match their away successes.

    With just one goal in eight away league games, Newcastle lack potency. They've averaged just over 30% of possession in their last three games.

    If West Ham start well, the visitors might not see enough of the ball to get back into it.

  18. Get Involved - super-subs


    Oliver Bierhoff

    Jannick OMeara: Oliver Bierhoff taking three mins to equalise, then bang in the golden goal for Germany v Czech Republic in the Euro '96 final. What a hero!  

  19. Change of mood

    Manchester City v Juventus (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Ian Cheeseman

    BBC Radio Manchester's City commentator

    Sergio Aguero

    How quickly things change in football. A week ago, Manchester City had Sergio Aguero fully fit with Wilfried Bony and Kelechi Iheanacho in reserve, but going into their first Champions League game against Juventus, Aguero is injured and Iheanacho, the hero at Crystal Palace, was not registered in the European squad.

    On the other hand, the return of David Silva and Raheem Sterling is a huge boost and, although Manuel Pellegrini would not confirm that Kevin De Bruyne will start against the Italians, it looks likely that he will.

  20. What the manager says - Slaven Bilic

    West Ham Utd v Newcastle Utd (20:00 BST)

    "We have to start picking up points at home, and I'm very confident because our reactions in the second halves of both games were good, and if we can do it from the start and cut out the silly mistakes, we will be alright."

  21. Lawro's prediction

    West Ham Utd v Newcastle Utd (20:00 BST)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender

    Nobody is doubting the ability of Newcastle boss Steve McClaren - but now it is a case of him finding his best team and knitting it together. West Ham are proving very difficult to predict at the moment, winning away at Arsenal and Liverpool but losing both games at home, so I am probably best off going for a draw.

    Lawro's full predictions v ex-F1 driver Mark Webber

  22. England do not ring the changes

    Rugby Union

    England have named an unchanged starting line-up for Friday's World Cup opener against Fiji at Twickenham, the Rugby Football Union has announced.

    Full team ... 15 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 39 caps);14 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 11 caps); 13 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 13 caps); 12 Brad Barritt (Saracens, 23 caps); 11 Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 16 caps)

    10 George Ford (Bath Rugby, 13 caps); 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 49 caps); 1 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 33 caps); 2 Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 24 caps)

    3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 52 caps); 4 Geoff Parling (Exeter Chiefs, 25 caps); 5 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 40 caps; 6 Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 38 caps); 7 Chris Robshaw (capt, Harlequins, 39 caps); 8 Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby, 29 caps)

  23. It's football... but American...

    American Football

    Watch the top plays from week one of the NFLas the 32 teams begin their journey to compete in Super Bowl 50.

    Wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Tavon Austin feature alongside a marvellous one-handed catch from Cleveland Browns' Brian Hartline and quarterback Johnny Manziel's first touchdown throw for Cleveland.

    Defending Super Bowl champions New England Patriots opened the season with a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    American football
  24. Get Involved - super-subs


    Graham Fenton

    Ben Cockburn: Graham Fenton v Newcastle. Geordie lad scored two for Blackburn in 95-96 to end our title bid. Did little else in his career.

  25. Don't worry

    Rugby Union

    Wales should resist any temptation to protect key players from injury by resting them for the World Cup opener against Uruguay, says Jonathan Davies.


    Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb will miss the tournament after being injured in a warm-up game against Italy.

    Davies wants coach Warren Gatland to select his strongest side to ensure Wales score as many points as possible against Pool A's weakest team.

    "We should be all in for this game," said the former Wales captain.

  26. Simple Verse hearing delayed

    Horse racing

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    An appeal against the decision to demote Simple Verse to second place in the St Leger has been delayed and will now be held next week.

    The British Horseracing Authority hearing had been earmarked for Thursday, but has been put back to tie in with the availability of lawyers.

    Bondi Beach, who passed the post second at Doncaster on Saturday, was awarded the race after a stewards’ inquiry into interference during the closing stages.

    “The hearing will now be held on either Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 or Friday 25 September based on counsel’s availability” said a BHA spokesman said.

  27. Get Involved - Super-subs


    Azlan Ahmad: Roger Milla. Italia 90. He came, he scored, he jigged near the corner flag. World takes notice of African football.


    David Keys: Ross McCormack equaliser away to Porto in 2005 on Rangers' way to Champions League knock out stages

    Jono: Graham Weir - Hearts. Comes on 82nd minute against Hibs, 4-2 down, scores in the 94th and 95th minute for a 4-4 draw.

  28. Foxes duo pen new deals

    County Cricket

    Leicestershire batsman Ned Eckersley and seamer Charlie Shreck have agreed new contracts at Grace Road.

    Vice-captain Eckersley, 26, has signed a new two-year deal while Shreck, 37, formerly of Nottinghamshire and Kent, has agreed a one-year extension.

  29. Get Involved - super-subs


    Thierry Henry

    Charlie Cook: Thierry Henry coming off bench v Sparta Prague & scoring a brace to become Arsenals all time leading goalscorer.

  30. Premier League Predictor

    West Ham v Newcastle United (20:00 BST)

    Don't forget to submit your predictions for Monday evening's match at Upton Park. 

    Play our Predictor here.

    West ham v Newcastle
  31. Live Premier League

    Right, not too long until this tasty little encounter gets under way...


    So let's start our countdown to the big game now. We'll have live text on the match, remember, right here on the BBC Sport website.

  32. Cardiff City's £699 kit... Yep.


    Cardiff City

    Cardiff City's new third kit will cost £699, as it is only available to fans who sponsor a player for the season. Read the full story on Wales Online.

    It had better be made of the finest Welsh cashmere money can buy...

  33. Get Involved - super-subs


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    Tom Wray: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came on as a sub when Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke had scored two. He netted four in 10 minutes.

    The Norwegian is buried under his team-mates after scoring his fourth against Nottingham Forest in February 1999.

  34. The Lionesses are back...

    Women's Football

  35. Derby County, not City...



    Remember Bradley Johnson's embarrassing slip-up when he arrived at Derby on deadline day?

    He said he was "delighted to have signed for a big club like Derby City".

    Erm, close but no cigar. It's County, Bradley ... and as he reveals in this interview with BBC Radio Derby, his team-mates have not let him forget about his slip of the tongue.

  36. Happy birthday


    Among those also celebrating on Monday are Aston Villa coach Ray Wilkins (59) and Bayern Munich and Brazil attacker Douglas Costa (25).

  37. Overton claims timely wicket

    Sussex 162-5 v Somerset - tea, day one

    BBC Somerset's Anthony Gibson at Hove: "The wicket of Ed Joyce, caught down the leg side off Jamie Overton off the last ball before tea for a well-made 83, turned what had been an evenly-balanced session very definitely Somerset's way. 

    "In between the showers, their seamers had plugged away, picking up the wickets of Chris Nash and Luke Wright, but it was the extra pace of Overton that first unsettled the Sussex captain and then removed him."

  38. Anderson returns with key wicket

    Surrey 176-3 v Lancashire - tea, day one

    BBC Radio Manchester's Scott Read at Old Trafford:

    "Jimmy Anderson bowling to Kumar Sangakkara one highlight of what's been an engrossing day's play so far at Old Trafford. 

    "The England bowler was brought straight back into the attack when the Sri Lankan batsman came out to the middle and he was tempted into a driving Anderson who found the outside edge. The game feels about level at tea."    

  39. Adams wicket boosts Yorkshire

    Hampshire 153-3 v Yorkshire - tea, day one

    BBC Radio Leeds' Dave Callaghan at the Ageas Bowl:

    "It has been an even contest so far between relegation-threatened Hampshire and champions Yorkshire.

    "At 55-0 at lunch, Hampshire were reasonably happy, but two wickets went down quickly in the afternoon as Jack Brooks accounted for Michael Carberry and James Vince was clean bowled by Tim Bresnan". 

  40. Sandro in QPR U21 team


    QPRhave included Brazilian midfielderSandro in their U21 squad this afternoon. 

    It is the first time he has played since May when the club were advised not to pick him because of a work permit issue.

    Then, the man himself has just postedthis picture on his Instagram...

    Eyebrow goals...

  41. No worries


  42. Mum's the word



    West Ham's new £7m winger Michail Antonio, 25, says his mum stopped him signing for Tottenham as a teenager, reports The Mirror.

    Apparently this happened when Antonio was 14 but his mum insisted he continue his education. Mum's eh? Full story here.

  43. Get Involved - Super-subs


    Henrik Larsson

    Paul Ure: Best super sub ever has to be Henrik Larsson for Barca in the Champions League final. Came on and turned the game.

  44. Charlton land Everton youngster


    The 23-year-old has made two Everton starts but has had previous loan spells at Scunthorpe, Brentford and Cardiff.

  45. Get Involved - super-subs


    Federico Macheda

    David Wignall: Federico Macheda for Man Utd in 2009. 17 years old. cracking goal. Declared next big thing. Wasn't.

  46. Two washouts in Championship


    Hey, guess what? It's raining.

    There will be no play on day one of the County Championship Division One match between Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire at Edgbaston, or the Division Two game between Leicestershire and Essex at Grace Road.

    The umpires took the decision to abandon play at both grounds shortly before 15:00 BST.

  47. Man of the moment


    It's no wonder Leicester City are flying...

  48. Get Involved - super-subs


    Look, we know it's the afternoon and you're getting a bit jaded. But think of us, we've been at this sine 07:00 this morning. So help us out by keeping your favourite super-sub moments coming - a bit like the one below - and we'll print as many as we can...

    Steven Gerrard

    Karthik Rajavelu: Gerrard comes on at half time and effectively wins the game for Man Utd by getting sent off after 38 seconds.

  49. Ibe opts for England


    Mike Hughes

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

    Jordon Ibe

    Jordon Ibe has decided to commit his international future to England ahead of Nigeria.

    The Liverpool winger is eligible to play for Nigeria as his father was born there, but the 19-year-old received his first England Under-21 call-up earlier this month.

    The Nigerian head coach Sunday Oliseh revealed: "Jordon Ibe's family Informed me by a telephone call that he was giving priority to an England call up. We wish them well."

  50. Sacre bleu!

    Rugby Union


    Reports in France suggest the national rugby team's base in Croydon is not proving popular with the county's press.

    Metronews describe the surburb as "monotonous" and "dull."

    While prop Uini Atonio has complained about being kept up at night in his hotel by a wedding party.

  51. Get Involved - super-subs


    Horsfield scored the opener as West Brom beat Portsmouth 2-0 to maintain their Premier League status.

  52. Singapore Grand Prix in doubt?

    Formula 1

    Singapore Grand Prix

    Formula One fans and organisers are concerned for the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix.  

    Billowing smoke from Indonesian forest fires has worsened Singapore's air pollution, raising concern for the ever popular night race. 

  53. European Eventing Championship - Highlights

    BBC Two - Now


    Watch highlights of the European Eventing Championship from Blair Castle in Scotland on BBC Two now (UK only) 

    The four-day competition is the last major event before the Olympics and the biennial event offers the final opportunity for nations to qualify for the 2016 Games.

    Britain's Izzy Taylor was third going into the final show jumping phase on Sunday.

  54. Watch some brave batting from Close

    Brian Close, 1931-2015

    Brian Close

    Watch footage of former England cricket captain Brian Close face one of the toughest innings of his Test career.

    The Yorkshireman, who also captained Somerset and Yorkshire, has died aged 84.

    Known for his brave batting, he took several blows to the body attempting to withstand some vicious fast bowling from Michael Holding during England's 425-run defeat to the West Indies at Old Trafford in 1976.

  55. Fifa news conference


  56. Road to recovery

    Manchester City v Juventus (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Striker Aguero has been ruled out of the tie with a knee injury.

  57. ***&^%£***! - Mourinho "throws his toys out of the pram"


    Jose Mourinho

    Listen to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho lash out at Everton boss Roberto Martinez after his side lost at Goodison Park on Saturday.

    After Martinez did his interviews with the television companies, Mourinho interrupted him as he addressed another group of journalists.

    Defending champions Chelsea are 17th in the table and will slip into the relegation zone if Newcastle win against West Ham on Monday evening. 

  58. Get Involved - super sub


    John Hewitt

    Dave Craig: John Hewitt for Aberdeen in 1983 coming on to score the winners against Bayern Munich and then Real Madrid in the final.

    William Forbes: John Hewitt, Aberdeen versus Real Madrid. Ultimate supersub

    "Hewitt's waiting in the middle... YEESSSS.... that is a magnificent goal for Aberdeen."

  59. Appeal on Thursday

    Horse Racing

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    An appeal against the decision to demote Simple Verse to second place in the St Leger will be held on Thursday.

    Bondi Beach, who passed the post second at Doncaster on Saturday, was awarded the race after a stewards’ inquiry into interference during the closing stages.

    It was the first time a horse had been disqualified from first place in the Classic since 1789.

    Simple Verse had been supplemented at a cost of £50,000 and would have been the first filly to win the race for 23 years.

  60. Porter: "The #RoadtoRio is on..."


    Tiffany Porter

    British 100m hurdler Tiffany Porter has posted on her Instagram:

    "Officially waving goodbye to my 2015 track season. I learned a lot & for that I'm grateful! The #RoadToRio is on...but let me enjoy this off-season first lol"

  61. Get Involved - super-subs


    Wayne Rooney

    Niall O'Donnell: A 16-year old Wayne Rooney coming on in the 80th min to score the winner & end Arsenal's 30-game unbeaten league run.

  62. Steal of the year?

    Road Cycling

    A stolen bicycle worth €12,000 (£8,800) has been recovered from a second-hand shop in the Spanish city of Malaga, where it was offered for sale at 1/100th of its value - €120.  

    Police were inspecting the shop for suspected stolen goods when they spotted the bicycle's "exceptional technical characteristics".

    It belonged to a rider competing in the Vuelta a Espana race around Spain.

    The bicycle was returned to its owner on Sunday, the final day of the race.

  63. Butland not worried by start

    Arsenal 2-0 Stoke City

    Graham McGarry

    BBC Radio Stoke

    Jack Butland

    Stoke City's goalkeeper Jack Butland says their lowly position in the Premier League is only a "blip".

    Stoke, who were beaten by Arsenal on Saturday, haven't won this season and have made their worst start since they were promoted in 2008.

    Butland said: “We owe it to the supporters to turn our form around we have to give them something to cheer about, I can ensure the fans we will be doing everything we can to win the next game at the weekend.”

  64. Praise from the big man...


  65. Get Involved - super-subs


    Tim Krul

    Fumbi Makinde: It has to be Krul coming in for Cillessen in the 2014 World Cup. Holland v Costa Rica penalty shootout.

  66. Heading to Carlisle


    Newcastle teenagers Alex Gilliead and Macaulay Gillesphey have joined Carlisle on loan.

    Winger Gilliead and defender Gillesphey, both 19, have signed 28-day youth loan deals and will stay at Brunton Park until 11 October.

    They could make their Carlisle debuts at York on Saturday. 

  67. Get Involved - super-subs


    Dan McShane: Super-sub Obafemi Martins coming on in League Cup Final for Birmingham City and scoring the winner. Best day of my life.


    Craig Ruthven: Stevie Kirk scored in every round (as a sub) of Motherwell's 1990/91 Scottish Cup run including the winner in the Final

    Alex Alexander: Saints 2-0 down at home vs Mk Dons. Jonathan Forte two goals in two minutes to start a 3-2 comeback. Only thing he ever did 

  68. Steady progress for Worcestershire

    Worcs 67-1 v Sussex - lunch

    BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Chester-le-Street: "It's been a slow morning with Worcestershire reaching 67-1 at lunch after being put into bat.

    "They need to win their last two games to have any chance of staying up. Defeat for Durham would see them losing five in a row at home for the first time.

    "The only wicket to fall was that of Brett D'Oliviera who went lbw to home debutant Barry McCarthy for 36."

  69. Like mother like son


    Cristiano Ronaldo and mother

    Cristiano Ronaldo became Real Madrid's record La Liga scorer withfive goalsin their demolition of Espanyol.

    And his mother Dolores Aveiroreportedly took to Instagram to celebrate and impersonated her son's "Siiiiiiiii" cry which the forward shouted when he received the Ballon d'Or in January.

  70. Hants pair keep Yorkshire at bay

    Hampshire 55-0 v Yorkshire - lunch, day one

    BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at the Ageas Bowl:

    "Heavy overnight rain prevented play from starting untll 11:00am and Yorkshire have bowled steadily on a greenish wicket.

    "But Jimmy Adams (22no) and Michael Carberry (27no) have used their considerable experience to see Hampshire to the break unscathed, although the run rate is very slow."

  71. Man City news conference

    Man City v Juventus (Tues, 19:45 BST)

  72. Man City news conference

    Man City v Juventus (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Manuel might have disappeared into the sunset, but skipper Vincent Kompany is just getting started...

  73. Sussex make solid start

    Sussex 72-2 v Somerset - lunch, day one

    BBC Somerset's Anthony Gibson at Hove:

    "Ed Joyce must have thought hard before deciding to bat after winning the toss, on a day of sharp showers and strong winds, with 12 overs lost to the weather already.

    "In the event, the conditions didn't offer much help to the Somerset seamers, with two loose shots accounting for Luke Wells and Matt Machan. Joyce (36no) was put down in the slips on 23 - a lapse which Somerset may live to regret on what looks like a decent pitch."

  74. Man City news conference

    Man City v Juventus (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Manuel Pellegrini has said his goodbyes and left the bulding.

    Main news is that Sergio Aguero will not be fit to face Juve tomorrow.

    The Argentina striker suffered a knee injury in a challenge from Crystal Palace's Scott Dann in Saturday's 1-0 Premier League win at Selhurst Park.

    However, David Silva and Raheem Sterling will be Ok to start and new £55m signing Kevin De Bruyne could make his debut.

  75. Get Involved - super-subs


    Michael Owen

    Avinash Kumar: Michael Owen scoring the winner in Manchester derby. United won the match 4-3.

  76. Is Rugby Union still just for the posh kids?

    Rugby Union

    Source- National Governing Bodies of Sport Survey report for Ofsted, June 2014
    Image caption: Source: National Governing Bodies of Sport Survey report for Ofsted, June 2014

    The Rugby World Cup will be a golden opportunity to take the game to new audiences in England. But with 20 of England's 31-man squad at least partly educated in the fee-paying sector - compared to only 11 in 2003, when England won the Webb Ellis Cup - the BBC investigates whether rugby union in England is becoming more exclusive

  77. Man City news conference

    Man City v Juventus (Tues, 19:45 BST)


    And more on Sergio Aguero...

  78. Man City news conference

    Man City v Juventus (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Manuel Pellegrini is still in full flow...

  79. Man City news conference

    Man City v Juventus (Tues, 19:45 BST)


    Will City fans see new £55m midfielder Kevin De Bruyne tomorrow? Sounds suspiciously like it...

  80. Man City news conference

    Man City v Juventus (Tues, 19:45 BST)

  81. Man City news conference

    Man City v Juventus (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    And the main man is here.

    First up some injury news - and it's not good. Sergio Aguero won't be involved. Two other key men - David Silva and Raheem Sterling - are though.

  82. Man City news conference

    Man City v Juventus (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Not long to go until Manuel Pellegrini arrives...

  83. Police step up search


    Bangladesh police have stepped up their hunt for cricketer Shahadat Hossain, who has gone into hiding over claims he and his wife beat their 11-year-old maid, say officers investigating.


    The 29-year-old paceman was suspended from all forms of cricket on Sunday as police investigate allegations he "tortured and abused" the maid who is undergoing treatment in hospital.

    A police officer investigating the case said Hossain's mobile phone is now being tracked and officers are hopeful of arresting him soon.

    "We've mobilised 10 mobile teams of officers to arrest him. We're making raids almost every day and are now tracking mobile phones," inspector Shafiqur Rahman told the AFP news agency.

  84. Shine bright like a diamond....*


    Watch the best moments from the Diamond League here. 

    We look back at the best moments from the 2015 season featuring Britons Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford, and Jamaica's Usain Bolt among others.

    *Is that song in your head now?

    Greg Rutherford
  85. Role for Lehmann?


    Former Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is a candidate for the vacant director of sport role at former Bundesliga giants Nuremberg, who are now languishing in Germany's second division.


    "You can't say that Lehmann wouldn't be interesting. He's a personality," Nuremberg's chairman Thomas Grethlein said.

    Lehmann, 45, retired in 2011 after winning 61 caps for Germany, plus 148 Premier League appearances for Arsenal, and has been working as a television pundit for German broadcaster RTL.

  86. Get Involved - super-subs


    Benni McCarthy

    Neil Mullen: Benni McCarthy coming on late for Blackburn Rovers to deliver a sumptuous finish to knock Arsenal out of the cup.

  87. Live County Championship coverage


    Plenty of rain around today causing delays but we do have some matches underway in day 1 of the County Championship.

    You can listen to ball-by-ball commentary from our BBC local radio stations here.

    BBC local radio
  88. NFL fan seriously injured

    American Football

    Sports Authority Field

    A Denver Broncos fan has been seriously injured after falling from the stands at Sports Authority Field during Sunday's home match against Baltimore Ravens, according to reports in the US.

    Denver Police say a 42-year-old man fell 15ft over railings and suffered serious injuries.

  89. Not for the faint-hearted


    Is being manager of non-league New Mills the hardest job in football?

    We're not even sure Sir Alex Ferguson could cope at the Derbyshire club after they appointed their fourth manager in three months.

    The latest to go was Andy Fearn, who resigned as manager after a 7-1 home defeat to Prescot Cables that left his side bottom of the table, having lost all eight matches this season and conceding 30 goals.

    New Mills had got through two managers before the season had started with Roy Soule leaving in June and his replacement Keith Briggs also departing to to take up a coaching job at Sheffield United.

    Maybe Brown could read BBC Sports' Ben Dirs' piece on the trials of being a football manager.

  90. Get Involved - super-subs


    Dom May: Arshavin coming on against Barcelona and grabbing the winner.

    Ben Smart: March 18th 2010. Four all on aggregate versus Juventus, enter Clint Dempsey.


    Dylan Sheridan: Owen scoring United's 4th goal to beat City 4-3 in injury time, 2009. Loudest cheer at Old Trafford I've ever heard.

    Chris Jones: Daniel Amokachi mistakenly ran on as a sub and promptly scored 2 to take Everton to the '95 FA Cup Final.

  91. Tributes to Close

    Brian Close 1931-2015

  92. Alternative match report?

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Nick Barnes

    BBC Newcastle's Sunderland commentator

    Sportsday have already told you about the match already. Here's how I saw it...

  93. Arsenal's midfield target



    Italian website Calciomercato is reporting that Arsenal are considering making a £14m bid in January for Anderlecht's 18-year-old Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans, who is also a target for Chelsea. 

  94. Man City news conference

    Man City v Juventus (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Just a reminder, Manuel Pellegrini will face the media at 12:45 BST to discuss tomorrow's Champions League opener against Juventus - and his side's blemish-free start to the Premier League campaign.

    We'll bring you the best of what he says right here.

  95. Evans tight-lipped


    Rotherham boss Steve Evans will not discuss speculation linking him to the vacant managerial position at Peterborough until after his side's visit to Brighton on Tuesday.

    Evans, who lives in Peterborough and has family who supports them, has been a favourite for the position at London Road since Dave Robertson's sacking last week. 


    "I have nothing to say about Peterborough United," Evans said.

    "I said to the vice-chairman earlier in the week that I would not be distracted, that I wouldn't talk about. I'm only going to talk about it when we wake up after Brighton."

  96. Boost for Leicestershire


    Leicestershire's squad for the 2016 season has been bolstered further after Charlie Shreck and Ned Eckersley signed new contracts at Grace Road.

    Having recently secured the captures of experienced duo Neil Dexter and Paul Horton on three-year deals, the Foxes have also retained the services of veteran seamer Shreck and batsman Eckersley. 

  97. Get Involved - super-subs



    Roy Hammink: Mark Hughes on at half time for Chelsea in FA Cup 3rd round against Liverpool. From 0-2 to 4-2  

    Andrew Dennett: Will Buckley, Brightons first game at The Amex, came on and scored twice including a 97th minute winner! Unbelievable scenes  

    Chris Painter: How about not-so-super-sub Keith Gillespie? Reading v Sheff Utd. Sent off for elbowing before play restarts after him coming on 

  98. Keep the noise down

    Rugby Union

    France's World Cup preparations hit an unlikely speed bump - in the shape of a Croydon wedding party.

    Giant prop Uini Atonio has revealed how a rowdy set of wedding guests spoiled his first night's sleep in France's south London hotel.


    "There was a wedding in the reception area just under my room, and they were quite noisy," he said.

    "At around two in the morning, when I still could not sleep, I had to put my headphones on. We might have to change hotel."

    Les Bleus open their Pool D campaign against Italy at Twickenham on Saturday. 

  99. Fond memories

    Brian Close 1931-2015

    Former Yorkshire and England bowlerMatthew Hoggardtweets...

  100. Playing with the best


    Angel Di Maria has included former Man United team-mate Wayne Rooney on a list of the best he has played with.

    Argentina midfielder Di Maria joined Paris St Germain in the summer for £44.3m.


    "I have been fortunate enough to play with Argentina's Leo Messi, with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and United's Wayne Rooney, and now Zlatan Ibrahimovic."

    Di Maria added: "I'm really impressed by Zlatan's technical quality and his movement. He is on the same level as Leo and Cristiano."

  101. Get Involved - super-sub