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Steve Canavan and Matt Parratt

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  1. Signing off...

    And with Arsene Wenger wrapping things up and that late team news from both Manchester clubs, I'll hand you over to our Champions League live text team here.

    Thanks as ever for your company and input on social media. We'll be back bright and early on Wednesday at around 08:00 BST.

  2. Manchester City team news

    Manchester City v Juventus (19:45 BST)

    And the team news from Manchester City...

  3. Follow live Champions League


    Our live text commentary of Tuesday's Champions League action is getting under way right here.

    There's live radio coverage of Manchester City v Juventus in there as well.

    Champions League
  4. Arsenal news conference

    Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Wenger on his drive to win the Champions League...

  5. Manchester United team news

    PSV Eindhoven v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Team news just in from Manchester United, and new signing Anthony Martial gets his first start.

  6. Arsenal news conference

    Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal (Wed, 19:45 BST)

  7. De Bruyne focused for Juve

    Manchester City v Juventus (19:45 BST)

    Wash bag packed, earphones in. It's a classic 'footballer-arriving-for-match' look. Record signing Kevin De Bruyne looks more than ready for Juventus...

  8. Arsenal news conference

    Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Wenger on the news that Jack Wilshere is out for three months with a broken leg...

  9. Arsenal news conference

    Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Arsene Wenger and Mikel Arteta are speaking to the media ahead of Wednesday's Champions League tie against Dinamo Zagreb.

  10. Free Fallin' on ice

    Ice Hockey

    Sometimes a clip comes along that has borderline sporting content but is simply irresistible. 

    Ice hockey player and part-time rock star Ryan Hollweg did what anyone would have done after his side HC Plzen beat Karlovy Vary in the Czech Extraliga - take to the ice with an electric guitar and play Free Fallin' by Tom Petty. Magical.

    Ryan Hollweg
  11. Must do better - Kompany

    Manchester City v Juventus (19:45 BST)

    "This year has to be better." Short but sweet from Vincent Kompany ahead of their Champions League tie against Juventus.

    "It cannot be what it was in the previous years... We have been looking forward to the start of the competition since the disappointing game in Barcelona."

    Vincent Kompany

    Lest we forget that the Blues have not been beyond the last 16 in Europe. Their domestic form is flawless, however, so the omen's are good at least. 

    Juventus, on the other hand have lost two of their opening Serie A matches so far, drawing the other. Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said: "We can't be happy with what has happened so far but we can't feel sorry for ourselves, far from it." 

  12. Your 30-minute 5 live warning...

    Champions League

    Our colleagues at BBC Radio 5 live have commentary of Manchester City v Juventus from 19:45 BST but they'll be starting their build-up at 18:30 - and they want your input.

    Mark Chapman and the gang will be asking which English team will go furthest in this year’s competition? Get involved by tweeting @5livesport or contact them on Facebook and Instagram.

    5 live
  13. Jury still out on van Gaal - Hoddle

    PSV Eindhoven v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Former England international Glenn Hoddle has tipped former PSV striker Memphis for a goal against his old club, but is less positive about Louis van Gaal.

    He told “I think the jury is still out on Manchester United and Louis van Gaal’s reign there so far. It's been OK, some good results, but for me they have not really been tested as yet, and that test will come round the corner, obviously.

    “For me they would have to do a lot more if they have any possibility of going all the way in the Champions League."

    Glenn Hoddle
  14. Champions League build-up

    Manchester City v Juventus (19:45 BST)

    A little more team news from Manchester City ahead of them hosting Juventus in the Champions League.

    Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy, Fabian Delph and Sergio Aguero are all out, with Samir Nasri and Fernandinho doubtful.

    Claudio Marchisio, Sami Khedira, Kwadwo Asamoah will not feature for Juventus.

    Etihad Stadium
  15. Great to be back


    James Taylor has been talking to the BBC following his recall to the England team for the test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.


    "I’ve been desperate to get back in for a number of years and I know that any runs in international cricket are going to count no matter what format, especially against Australia," he said.

    "I knew going in to the UAE there’s going to be a lot of spin bowled, and that’ll hopefully work in my favour as I love playing spin."

    The three-Test series begins in Abu Dhabi on 13 October.

  16. Championship football


    Putting the Champions League to one side for a moment, there's the not-so-small matter of a full Championship fixture list on Tuesday night, including league leaders Brighton's match against bottom-dwelling Rotherham (19:45 BST).

    We'll have live text commentary from around the grounds, plus coverage from BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Find it here.

  17. Fiji bring the noise

    Rugby World Cup

    Fiji have prepared for the atmosphere in Friday's World Cup opener - by training to the sound of England fans in full voice.

    Coach John McKee said: "That was part of our preparation. It was the normal crowd noise from Twickenham that was taken off some of the footage. 

    John McKee

    "It was good in those sessions we did it; it affected the intensity of the training. It's hard to hear calls and the communication in the game."

    Fiji have already opted to wear white and occupy the home dressing room after winning a coin toss to help their efforts to try and cause an upset.

  18. Champions League build-up

    PSV Eindhoven v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Tuesday's group match against PSV Eindhoven marks the return of Manchester United to the Champions League after their absence last season. Here's how they've fared in the past five years in the competition...

    • 2014-15 season - Failed to qualify
    • 2013-14 season - Quarter-final (lost to Bayern Munich)
    • 2011-12 season - Group stage
    • 2010-11 season - Final (lost to Barcelona)
    • 2009-10 season - Quarter-final (lost to Bayern Munich)
    Louis van Gaal
  19. The Prince departs


  20. Champions League build-up

    Manchester City v Juventus (19:45 BST)

    Blue skies over Manchester...

  21. Van Gaal wants European success

    PSV Eindhoven v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    "I think the Champions League is a higher podium than the Premier League but maybe it's not like that." 

    Manager Louis van Gaal will be expected to deliver on both fronts but his pre-match quotes ahead of the PSV Eindhoven match showed how much he wants to succeed in Europe.

    Louis van Gaal

    He will have to do that without the services of Wayne Rooney, however, after the Englishman strained his hamstring in training for the weekend's win over Liverpool.

    Striker James Wilson and midfielder Andreas Pereira are in the squad despite neither making an appearance this season.

  22. Anyone for an ice cold beer?

    Ice Hockey

    Everyone enjoys a beer while watching sport, but not many sportsmen actually have a beer while playing sport.

    Well, that is unless you are University of Virginia goaltender Jake Anderson who, with his team leading 7-0, was handed a beer over the barrier by a fan and proceeded it down it. Anderson was swiftly ejected from the game.

    Ice hockey and a pint of beer

    His own university's match report said: "Jake Anderson had a shutout through two periods until he was disqualified for consuming an alcoholic beverage on the ice. 

    "This selfish act drew eerie parallels to the maturity of a middle schooler desperate for attention from his crush."

  23. No Aguero, no problem?

    Manchester City v Juventus (19:45 BST)

    The absence of striker Sergio Aguero would be dismal news for most Manchester City fans ahead of a Champions League match, but there have been goals everywhere in Manuel Pellegrini's side this season.

    Aguero, 27, picked up a knee injury during the 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday, however winger Raheem Sterling has recovered from a hamstring problem, while David Silva is available after ankle trouble.

    Sergio Aguero

    "I hope Aguero will be OK for the weekend but we must wait to see the result of the scans," said manager Manuel Pellegrini.

    Read the full preview here.

  24. PSV match 'special' for Memphis - Mata

    PSV Eindhoven v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Midfielder Juan Mata has been speaking ahead of Tuesday's Champions League tie against PSV Eindhoven, describing it as a "special" game for Memphis, who moved from the Dutch club to Old Trafford over the summer.

    He said: "It reminds me of my visit to Valencia with Chelsea a few months after my arrival in England.

    Juan Mata

    “PSV is an historic team in European football, although they haven't participated in the group stage in the last few years. I remember watching [PSV manager] Cocu when he was a player. He's doing a good job: they haven't been defeated so far this season."

    Follow live text commentary of tonight's Champions League coverage here.

  25. Sturridge key for Liverpool - Gerrard


    Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has said the return of striker Daniel Sturridge from injury is crucial for getting their season back on track.

    He also said the return of Philippe Coutinho from suspension and captain Jordan Henderson from injury will see Brendan Rodgers's side mount a fightback following a mixed start.

    Steven Gerrard

    He told a US radio station: "I think it's vital Daniel Sturridge is back playing and firing as soon as possible.

    "I think the key is the partnership he forms with [Christian] Benteke because if they click together there's plenty more big games to finish high up in the league."

  26. Grand Prix set to go ahead

    Formula 1

    The Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday will go ahead as planned, organisers insist, despite a hazardous haze lingering over the region.

    The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) is currently recorded at "unhealthy" levels and a number of sporting events in the area were scrapped last weekend.


    But a statement released by the circuit chiefs said: "Based on the current PSI levels, there are no plans to amend the published racing and entertainment programme.

    "We will continue to work closely with all the relevant government authorities to receive the best possible forecasts when they are available." 

  27. And the answers were...


    A Question of Sport Teaser

    Earlier we asked you which three teams are making their Champions League debuts this season.

    Answers: FC Astana, Borussia Monchengladbach and Gent.

    I told you it was a tough one. Top marks for those that got all three.

  28. Get Involved - what would you crowd fund?


    Alasdair Preston:  I'd happily crowd-fund a takeover at Blackpool next season. What's the going rate for a League 2 side these days?

    Lee:  Arsenal striker fund. Everyone chip in a quid.

  29. Toronto's 'no' to 2024 Olympics


    Toronto has reportedly declared itself out of the running for the 2024 Olympic Games.

    Mayor John Tory said money needs to go into more pressing infrastructure projects ahead of the millions of dollars needed to host the event.

    He did not rule out Toronto hosting major competitions in future, but said: "I can't look people in the eye at this point in our city's development and tell them that an Olympic bid is the best use of our time, our energy or our investment."

    Image caption: Toronto successfully hosted the Pan American Games this year
  30. Champions League build-up

    Manchester City v Juventus (19:45 BST)

    Two stats, two very different stories: City have never lost a home game against an Italian team in European competition. City have only won once in their four previous opening Champions League games.

    History is either on their side or against them, if the data men are to be believed. While we wait to find out, here's a rundown of how the Blues have got on over the past four years since ending their 43-year wait for European football.

    • 2014-15 season - Round of 16
    • 2013-14 season - Round of 16
    • 2012-13 season - Group stage
    • 2011-12 season - Group stage
    Manuel Pellegrini
  31. Dawson ton helps Hants

    Hampshire 400-9; Yorkshire 21-1 - tea, day two

    BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at Southampton: "Hampshire claimed maximum batting bonus points for the first time this season as Liam Dawson (140) hit his first Championship hundred of the summer.

    "Some lusty hitting at the end enabled Hampshire to reach their fifth point with five balls to spare.

    "It could have been worse for Yorkshire as Gary Balance (14*) has already been dropped in the gully. "   

  32. Washout at Durham

    County Cricket

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

    "No play has been possible on day two, despite the best efforts of the ground staff, with umpires Nigel Llong and Richard Kettleborough deciding the outfield is too wet following torrential rain earlier.

    "Bottom club Worcestershire are 223-4 in their first innings.

    "Durham have now lost 612 overs this season, most of them since July."

  33. Get Involved - What would you crowd-fund?


  34. Dunn deal in Shanghai

    Shanghai Masters

    World number 44 Mike Dunn has beaten Marco Fu 5-3 in their first round match at the Shanghai Masters. Fu is currently ranked 13th.

    Find the rest of today's results here.

  35. Watch Champions League preview


    Right, with just a few hours to go until kick-off, it's time to whet your appetite for Tuesday's Champions League action.

    Dan Walker is joined by Trevor Sinclair for this week's Focus Forum as they look forward to kick-off.

    Focus Forum

    Manchester City host last year's finalists Juventus while Manchester United travel to Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven, as Memphis Depay returns to his former club.

    We'll have live text commentary of both matches from 18:30 BST on the BBC Sport website and app, plus radio commentary from BBC Radio 5 live of Manchester City v Juventus at 19:45 BST.

  36. Early Championship finishes

    Play has been abandoned for the day in Warwickshire's home game against Notts, with the visitors reaching 16-0 in the four overs of play possible - England Test squad newcomer Alex Hales making six not out.

    Leicestershire v Essex has been washed out without a single ball bowled for the second day running at Grace Road, and it was a similar story in Kent's game against Gloucestershire at Canterbury, where the home side reached 67-1 on day one.

  37. Boxing

    Andre Berto was seen off by Floyd Mayweather on Saturday but the beaten boxer has tried to land a few verbal jabs.

    "I didn't know I was gonna have to wear track shoes," Berto said in an interview that appeared on TMZ Sports. "I had to do a lot of chasing."

    Andre Berto taking on Floyd Mayweather
  38. Sussex women record holder Walker steps down

    Women's cricket

    Alexia Walker, Sussex Women’s most capped player, has announced her retirement at the age of 32 after playing 146 matches over 22 years for the county.

  39. Dzeko the main man


    Roma owner James Pallotta believes striker Edin Dzeko holds the key to winning Serie A again.


    After finishing second in Serie A to Juventus for the past two seasons, Roma has already recorded a victory over the Turin team this season - clinched by the 29-year-old Dzeko, who has joined on a season-long loan from Manchester City.

    "A big guy in the middle, it's a striker we have not had for 10 to 12 years,'' Pallotta said.

  40. On this day...

    ...12 years ago, in 2003, England Test batsman and wicketkeeper Alec Stewart retired from first-class cricket.


    Stewart is the most capped cricketer of all-time in test matches. He played 133 Tests, not to mention a further 170 one-day internationals.

    He made his Test debut against the West Indies in February 1990 and went on to score more than 8,000 runs at an average of 39.54.

  41. Stadium plan gets a cautious green light


    Chelsea's plan to redevelop Stamford Bridge into a new 60,000-capacity stadium is "generally acceptable", says the local authority.


    Hammersmith and Fulham Council says it would support any plans, subject to certain conditions being met.

    The club have held two public exhibitions to showcase their design, which they hope to begin working on at the start of next season.

    A full planning application is now expected to be submitted.

  42. Triumphant Trump

    Shanghai Masters

    Michael Holt
    Image caption: Michael Holt

    Michael 'Hitman' Holt and Judd Trump were among the first-round winners at the Shanghai Masters.

    Latest resuts

    Judd Trump (Eng) 5-0 Robert Milkins (Eng)

    Ding Junhui (Chn) 5-1 Alan McManus (Sco)

    Stephen Maguire (Sco) 1-5 Michael Holt (Eng)

  43. Get Involved - What would you crowd-fund?


  44. Giving it a go

    Olympiakos v Bayern (Wed, 19:45 BST)

  45. 'First step - a win'

    Olympiakos v Bayern (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Pep's turn.

    Always looks so darn cool doesn't he...

  46. 'The fans are very loud'

    Olympiakos v Bayern (Wed, 19:45 BST)

  47. 'There's a lot of excitement'

    Olympiakos v Bayern (Wed, 19:45 BST)

  48. Bayern talk

    Olympiakos v Bayern (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Bayern Munich were beaten by Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final last season.

    They get their attempts to win it this campaign up and running on Wednesday in Olympiakos.

    Boss Pep Guardiola and players Philipp Lahm and Robert Lewandowski have been talking to the media ahead of the game.

    This is a flavour of what they've been saying.

  49. Kleinveldt makes double breakthrough

    Glamorgan 54-3 v Northants - tea, day two

    BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Wantage Road:

    "Northants seamer Rory Kleinveldt has enjoyed himself between the showers at Wantage Road with figures of 3-28 to leave Glamorgan in trouble.

    "He dismissed Colin Ingram and Aneurin Donald in the two brief spells of play that were possible in the afternoon session."

  50. GB Davis Cup concern


    Great Britain's Kyle Edmund is having an ankle scan after suffering an injury during practice for the Davis Cup semi-final against Australia.

    Edmund is vying for a spot in the team with James Ward as the second singles player, behind Andy Murray.


    However, when asked about the situation by BBC Scotland, captain Leon Smith said: "It's all fine."

    The semi-final meeting begins on Friday with two singles matches, followed by a doubles match on Saturday.

  51. Not so bad after all?


  52. Get Involved - what would you crowd-fund?


    Matt Parry:  I'd fund keeping Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool... from an Evertonian. 

    Michael Corp:  I would happily start a crowd fund to get @SpursOfficial a new striker. Well it has been 2 seasons now!!! 

  53. Wilshere out for three months


    In a statement on the Arsenal website the club said: "Due to a slow healing response from a fracture suffered in August, the club can confirm that Jack Wilshere is to undergo an operation to his left fibula.


    "The decision to intervene has been taken quickly after regular reviews by specialists, who feel that Jack’s scans show that the healing process is not progressing as well as expected.

    "Jack will have surgery in London in the forthcoming days. This will involve inserting a small plate in his left fibula. Jack is likely to be out for approximately three months."

  54. BreakingBig blow for Gunners


    Arsenal confirm the news we bought you earlier

  55. Root returns to England one day squad


    Meanwhile all-rounder Ben Stokes is rested from the England one-day squad for the series against Pakistan, but batsman Joe Root returns.

    Lancashire spinner Stephen Parry and Sussex bowler Chris Jordan are recalled to the T20 squad.

    Joe Root

    ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), James Taylor (Nottinghamshire), Reece Topley (Essex), David Willey (Northamptonshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).

    Twenty20 squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Stephen Parry (Lancashire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Reece Topley (Essex), James Vince (Hampshire), David Willey (Northamptonshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).  

  56. England squad to face Pakistan in UAE


    We bought you news earlier of the England's squad to  face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, with Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales and Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari set for debuts.


    Here's that squad in full.

    TEST SQUAD: Alastair Cook (Essex, captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Zafar Ansari (Surrey), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Taylor (Nottinghamshire), Mark Wood (Durham).

  57. Horse Racing

    Highs and lows for Atzeni

    Jockey Andrea Atzeni has bounced back after his mount Simple Verse was demoted to second in Saturday's St Leger at Doncaster.

    Atzeni scored on 3-10 favourite Fourth Way in Tuesday's opener at Yarmouth - his third win in six rides since the Leger disqualification, which is the subject of an appeal.

    You can check out all the latest racing results on the BBC Sport website.

    Andrea Atzeni
  58. The History of the Rugby World Cup

    Rugby Union

    Click here to watch a history of the Rugby World Cup from its birth in 1987 to this year's tournament in England, which starts on Friday

    Recap on all the winners and big stories from the last 28 years in the build up to England's opener against Fiji.

    You can follow coverage of the 2015 Rugby World Cup on 5 live, the BBC Sport app and online.

    For the latest rugby union news, follow @bbcrugbyunion  on Twitter.

  59. Get Involved - what would you crowd fund?


    Tom Heath:  I'd fundraise to get more of the big sports back on the BBC and off satellite television

    Andrew Priestly:  I'd happily pay for Jose Mourinho to go on a sponsored silence. 

    Obaji:  I would make a fund raiser to pay brendan rogers to stop saying "the team showed outstanding character"...

  60. Grix released by Warrington

    Rugby League

    Simon Grixsays he intends to play on, despite being released byWarrington Wolves.

    The 29-year-old back rower, who has missed the entire 2015 season with a broken ankle, will be let go at the end of the year and is looking to play for another club, but will remain with the Wolves as part of their performance team. 

    Simon Grix
  61. Trump wastes no time in first-round win

    Shanghai Masters

    Former world number one Judd Trump raced through his first round match against Robert Milkins at the Shanghai Masters. He won 5-0 in the best of nine frame opener.

    Full results of the first round matches can be found here.

    Judd Trump
  62. BreakingPanesar released by Essex


    Former England spinner Monty Panesar, 33, is released by Essex. Panesar joined Essex originally on loan in 2013 having been released by Sussex.

    He made only three first-class appearances this season.

    Monty Panesar
  63. Football

    Just in case you missed Jose Mourinho's entertaining news conference earlier  (and where have you been) - you can read a round-up of what the Chelsea boss said here.

    Jose Mourinho
  64. Fire up those grey cells...


    A Question of Sport Teaser

    It's quiz time, and unsurprisingly we're going with a Champions League question today. Warning: It's a tough one. We'll bring you the answer a little later on.

    Question: Who are the three teams making their debuts in the Champions League this season?

  65. Dawson hits ton against champions

    Hampshire 292-4 v Yorkshire - lunch, day two

    BBC Radio Leeds' Dave Callaghan at the Ageas Bowl:

    "A late start and a late lunch in Southampton following morning rain and the Hampshire pair of Liam Dawson and Sean Ervine have bossed the proceedings.

    "They extended their partnership to 111 at lunch and just before the interval Dawson took 11 from an Adam Lyth over to bring up his century.

    "He was 102 not out at the interval, with Ervine on 41."

    Listen to live radio commentary here and find scorecards here.

  66. Wilshere 'to have surgery'


    Arsenal could be without midfielder Jack Wilshere for several weeks as he requires surgery on a hairline fracture in his left leg, reports the Press Association.

    Manager Arsene Wenger last week confirmed the England international had suffered a "little setback" in his recovery from an injury sustained in pre-season.

    Jack Wilshere

    It is reported that following further medical examinations, the decision has now been taken that an operation is needed to properly correct the problem and is likely to take place in the next few days.  

  67. Anderson reaches new milestone


    England bowlerJames Anderson has claimed his 700th first-class wicket in Lancashire's match with Surrey, handing a first catch to the Red Rose's loan signing Phil Mustard, the former England wicketkeeper.

    Listen tolive radio commentary hereand findlive scorecards here.

    James Anderson in action for Lancashire
  68. BreakingWilshere 'to have surgery'


    Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will require surgery on a hairline fracture in his left leg and is set for several weeks of rehabilitation, reports the Press Association.

    Jack Wilshere
  69. Horse Racing

    Tributes to owner Raymond Mould

    Bindaree was owned by Raymond Mould

    One of jump racing's leading owners, Raymond Mould, has died at the age of 74.

    Mould owned top chasers including Sprinter Sacre, Barton Bank, the 1988 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Charter Party and 2002 Grand National victor Bindaree.

  70. Yardy signs off in style

    Sussex 365-8 v Somerset - lunch day two

    BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Hove:

    "Overnight rain delayed the start by 90 minutes this morning, but that did not stop Michael Yardy from completing the 23rd hundred of his first-class career on his farewell appearance at Hove.

    "Yardy, who was a member of England's World T20-winning side in 2010 but returned home from the 2011 World Cup because of depression, was out soon after, leaving the field to a standing ovation and handshakes from the Somerset players. 

    Michael Yardy

    "Both sides are on course for maximum bonus points but Sussex will be the more content side having been 171-6 on the opening afternoon."

    Listen to our live radio commentaries here and find scorecards here.

  71. Trump takes early lead

    Shanghai Masters

    Judd Trump is making quick work of his first round match against Robert Milkins at the Shanghai Masters. He's 3-0 up so far in the best of nine frame opener.

    Elsewhere, Englishman Mike Dunn leads Marco Fu 1-0, Ding Junhui is one-nil up against Scotland's Alan McManus and Michael Holt leads Stephen Maguire 2-1.

    We'll have full results as the matches finish here.

    Judd Trump
  72. Get Involved - what would you crowd-fund?


    Beep Beep: I'd set up a fundraiser to give ticket discounts to those who stay in their seats until the end of matches.  

    Scott: Raise money to get Tim Sherwood, his players and staff matching gilets.

    He loves a body warmer, Scott.  

    Tim Sherwood
  73. West Ham boss happy with transfer spend


    Slaven Bilic feels West Ham's summer transfer business has given them the platform for a successful season. £10.5m signing Dimitri Payet scored twice in their 2-0 win over Newcastle at Upton Park, while Chelsea loanee Victor Moses impressed on his debut.

    Slaven Bilic

    "We've had a good start so far, it's small proof we have done well in transfer window and I am happy now with this team" he said. "I think we play can various systems and that makes us happy at the moment."   

  74. Short session at Edgbaston

    Nottinghamshire 16-0 v Warwickshire - lunch, day two

    Following a washout on the opening day, just four overs were possible on the second morning between Warwickshire and Notts at Edgbaston because of the weather.

    Alex Hales, named in England's squad for the Test series against Pakistan in the UAE, reached six not out, with Brendan Taylor on eight.

    Listen to our radio commentaries here.

  75. German clubs show solidarity for refugees


    All football players across the Bundelsiga first and second divisions are to show their solidarity for people fleeing war and poverty by wearing patches for this weekend's round.

    All players will carry a patch on their left arm saying ``We're helping, #refugeeswelcome'' instead of an advertisement logo for logistics company Hermes.

    Hertha Berlin general manager Michael Preetz says, ``The refugees crisis concerns everyone, nobody can look away. We Bundesliga clubs can ... no, we must use our reach, influence, and ability to help the many refugees who have already suffered so much.

  76. Get Involved - what would you crowd-fund?


    Andrew Makwaza:  I would crowd-fund for Lisa Whybourn for a pair of ray bands.

    Good man, Andrew. Those Ray Bands (sic) are pretty pricey though. See 09:54 for the plight of tennis player Lisa's sunglasses.

  77. Surrey build big total

    Surrey 399-7 v Lancashire - lunch day two

    Surrey fell short of maximum bonus points on the second morning of the Division Two title decider at Old Trafford despite positive batting against Lancashire.

    The visitors added 137 to their overnight 262-4 for the loss of three wickets, including Jason Roy for 66 and Gary Wilson 51 following a sixth-wicket stand of 95. Earlier Steven Davies (34) became England paceman Jimmy Anderson's second victim of the innings.   

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  79. Chelsea news conference


    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    Jose Mourinho admits there is a mood of disappointment around Chelsea, describing the club's start to the season as "so bad" but reminding his critics that he remains a champion of England.

    Mourinho was at his spikiest during an exchange with the BBC (see 12:27) and during questions about why he had failed to stay at a single club for longer than three or four seasons. He concluded by saying that he had nothing to prove to anyone, having described himself as the Special AND Happy One.

  80. Chelsea news conference


    Crisis? What crisis? That appeared to be the message from Jose Mourinho.

    The Chelsea manager gave a typically entertaining news conference in which he swung from spiky to smiles, admitting he was frustrated at the club's worst start to a season since 1986 but denying that the dressing room was in any way divided. Here are the main quotes...

    On one win in five Premier League matches: "The start really is so bad. So bad."

    On early pressure on his job following a poor start and off-the-pitch issues: "I am the champion of England, why should I be in trouble? Why?"

    On getting used to losing: "I am not happy, I am not used to losing so many times. I am not adapting to losing, I am adapting to the situation or the challenge. I am OK."

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    A last snippet from Mourinho before he departs.

    "You have to go game to game," adds the manager. " We know we are points behind in the Premier League. But in the Champions League we know we need to qualify because it is important for the club economically and for us as professionals.

    "We feel we belong to the Champions League not the Europa League and if we can get three points tomorrow it would be a first step for us."

    One journalist asks if he was deliberately prioritising the Champions League ahead of the Premier League: "It would be easy for me to say that," the boss replies. "But I cannot tell you something that is not true. We do not prioritise competitions."

  82. Chelsea news conference


    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

    On tomorrow's game against Maccabi Tel Aviv: "They are good enough to beat us. But we also know we are a better team, we have to prove that in the game.

    "I respect them. I watched them play in many matches, I did my study, I know their team, I also had information that in the last week they have trained with a different system and will probably play five defenders.

    "Watford did that last season with the same manager, so we are prepare for both - for them playing their normal way and also ready if they come with five defenders. We know what to do. We trust ourselves and we think we can win the game, but respect is a good saying in football."

  83. Chelsea news conference


    More from Mourinho, this time slightly more bullish: "We know what we are - champions of England. The fans sing that... nobody can steal what we are or our trophies or our history, you can try but you can't do that. We are champions of England.

    "When you are used to winning all the time, then when you don't it is a strange feeling. Some people deal well with it, others not as good."

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    A rather brave journalist asks if Mourinho's hair signifies his mood, suggesting that his new short cut suggests he means business.

    "My haircut isn't as radical as it has been. I am fine, I promise you," he says.

    It's not stress making your hair fall out then, says the journo?

    Mourinho - looking remarkably relaxed given the situation his team are in - smiles and shakes his head.

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    Mourinho said before his first spell at Chelsea that he was The Special One. When he got the job second time around he claimed he was The Happy One. Asked what he was now, the Chelsea boss replied: "I am still special and happy."

    But he didn't sound so happy when the BBC's Ben Smith asked about the third season syndrome (Mourinho has never managed at a club for more than three full seasons).

    Jose Mourinho

    "At Porto I didn't have a third season. My third season at Inter I didn't have," he replies. "My third season at Chelsea in first time I won FA Cup and Carling Cup and I played Champions League semi. Third season in Madrid I won Super Cup, lost the Cup Final, and I went to Champions League semi. These are my third seasons so click Google instead of stupid questions."

    Ben tries to interject but Jose is having none of it. "I'm telling you the question is stupid because the third season is what I told you. The point is that the question is stupid." Time to move on...

  86. Chelsea news conference


    Mourinho admits his team are simply not used to losing so many matches and that this has affected confidence within the squad.

    He adds: "I promise you I am fine. I am not happy. I am not used to losing so many times but I am adapting to the challenge."

    The Chelsea boss explains that Oscar and Baba Rahman will be involved against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Wednesday but Falcao misses out.

  87. Chelsea news conference


    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

    On their Champions League tie against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Wednesday: "I am going to make a couple of changes to try a different dynamic and give a chance to players who aren't playing."

    Mourinho admits Maccabi are capable of emerging victorious from the match but stresses that Chelsea must be favourites.

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    More from Mourinho on the morale at Stamford Bridge after a difficult and incident-packed start to the season. He says it is "normal his team are frustrated and unhappy at the moment".

    A drubbing at Everton, post-match words with Roberto Martinez, banter bans, off-the-pitch drama concerning team doctor Eva Carneiro and on-the-pitch drama about the future of John Terry have been just some of the issues he's faced so far this season.

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    "The only problem we have is that we haven't had good results. We aren't happy but we know what we are." The early thoughts of Jose Mourinho there at his news conference.

    He adds: "I am the current champion of England. Why should I be in trouble?"

  90. Olympic and world champion Ruta Meilutyte injured in bike fall


    Plymouth-based Olympic and world swimming champion Ruta Meilutyte has broken her elbow falling off her bike.

    Ruta Meilutyte
    Image caption: Lithuania's Meilutyte won gold at London 2012 aged just 15

    The 18-year-old from Lithuania will be out of action for four weeks having had an operation to repair the damage but her coach says it is unlikely to have a serious impact on her preparations for Rio 2016.

  91. Ched Evans: Criminal case review

    The Criminal Cases Review Commission panel is meeting today to consider the case of footballer Ched Evans.

    Evans was jailed in April 2012 for raping a 19-year-old woman, at a north Wales hotel, but continues to protest his innnocence.

  92. Chelsea on the training ground


    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    Here at Chelsea's training ground in Cobham, the heavens have opened as Jose Mourinho puts his players through their paces ahead of the Champions League opener with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

    The media, as is the norm, were granted access to the first 15 minutes of training and for much of that period Mourinho kept his back turned, deep in conversation with one of his staff.

    He has much to ponder after the worst start to a season in his glittering managerial career and we will hear from the man himself and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in the next 30 minutes.

    In his current state of mind, no one really knows what to expect. The charming one? Or the grumpy one?     

  93. No jokes allowed

    Football gossip

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho retains the support of club owner Roman Abramovich, despite the Blues taking only four points from their opening five Premier League games, reports The Times.


    Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph reports that Mourinho and his players have banned "all banter" as they attempt to arrest the club's worst start to a top-flight season for 29 years. 

  94. Two changes for England



    And some more breaking news... England have selected uncapped pair Alex Hales and Zafar Ansari for the forthcoming Test series against Pakistan.

    Both men have been named in a 16-man squad for the three-match series in the United Arab Emirates, which begins next month.

    Nottinghamshire opener Hales has been picked ahead of Adam Lyth, while Surrey all-rounder Ansari offers a third spin-bowling option alongside Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid.

  95. BreakingJayawardene joins England



    Former England one-day captain Paul Collingwood and former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene have been appointed to the England management team as consultants, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

  96. Domination for years to come?


    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent

    The reality is that over the next three years, only Novak Djokovic looks to have the tools to dominate a Grand Slam season in the way he did this one.

    He has no weaknesses and is incredibly comfortable on all surfaces, whether there is a roof over his head or not.


    His coaching set-up appears ideal: Marian Vajda has been with Djokovic for the best part of a decade, and Boris Becker, who joined the team in December 2013, offers the perspective of a fellow Grand Slam champion.

    The great imponderable is whether he will still have the desire, as well as the physical and mental capacity, to keep regularly winning Grand Slams into his 30s.

    Read Russell's full article here.

  97. Well done lads


  98. Watch Djokovic show off trophy


    US Open champion Novak Djokovic has paraded his new trophy in Central Park after the Serb claimed his third Grand Slam title of the season.

    If you want to watch our clip, you can find it here. Looks glorious in the Big Apple.

    Novak Djokovic
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  100. Testing your brainpower


    Ahead of tonight's PSV-United  game, here's a little teaser for you.

    United last played PSV in the Champions League 15 years ago, winning 3-1 at Old Trafford in October 2000. 

    But which three players were on the scoresheet for the Red Devils?

    Don't write in, it's just a fun thing. We'll let you know the answer shortly

  101. On this day... 1985, Tony Jacklin's European team inflicted defeat on the Americans in the Ryder Cup for the first time in 28 years at The Belfry.

    Europe won convincingly in the end, 16.5 to 11.5, with Sam Torrance securing the winning margin when he holed a 22-foot putt to defeat Andy North.


    Interestingly - or it is to us - this was the last Ryder Cup not televised live in the United States.

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  103. Bust-up?

    Football gossip


    Daily Mail:Chelseahave denied a claim captain John Terry and forward Diego Costa were involved in a training-ground row.

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    Tad optimistic this one, but you never know...

  105. Bingham through in Shanghai

    Shanghai Masters

    World snooker champion Stuart Bingham is through to the second round of the Shanghai Masters after beating China's Fang Xiongman 5-2.

    Three other English players won their wildcard rounds, with Kyren Wilson, Jamie Cope and Tom Ford all booking their places in the next stage of the tournament.

    Shanghai Masters results.

    Stuart Bingham