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  1. Goodbye

    That's all from Sportsday live for today but we'll be back bright and early with reaction to all tonight's Champions League football and the best of the back pages too.

    As for now, you can watch Sportsday by clicking the play button at the top of this page right now, and follow Manchester United against Wolfsburg and Manchester City away at Borussia Monchengladbach build up and all the action right here.

  2. Memories of '77

    Borussia Monchengladbach v Man City (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Tonight's programme in Germany casts back to Anglo-German clashes in Europe in the 1970s....

  3. Liverpool must not 'break' Sturridge

    Liverpool v FC Sion (Thu, 20:05 BST)

    Daniel Sturridge

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge's return to action must be managed carefully to ensure it does not "break" him, says Reds manager Brendan Rodgers.

    Sturridge, 26, scored twice in Saturday's 3-2 win over Aston Villa - his second appearance of the season since a hip injury suffered in April.

    "We have seen from the game at the weekend he is still building his way towards full fitness," said Rodgers.

    Sturridge's 24 goals in 2013-14 helped the Reds finish second in the league, but he missed six months of last season after suffering a thigh problem and having hip surgery.

  4. Borussia Park

    Borussia Monchengladbach v Man City (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    The view from the press box in Germany....

  5. Bale won't be risked

    Malmo v Real Madrid (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Gareth Bale

    Real Madrid forwards Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez will miss Wednesday's Champions League match at Malmo through injury.

    Wales's Bale (calf) and Colombia's Rodriguez (thigh) missed Saturday's draw at home to Malaga and will not be risked before the weekend's Madrid derby at Atletico.

    Defenders Sergio Ramos and Pepe have also been left out.

    Real won their opening encounter in Group A, 4-0 against Shakhtar Donetsk.

  6. Goal of the month music


    Don't forget Match of the Day 2 and BBC Radio 1’s Greg James are teaming up to give audiences the chance to choose September’s Goal of the Month soundtrack.   

    The winning track will be announced on Greg’s show at 18:00 BST on Thursday 1st October and feature in September’s Goal of the Month feature on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday 4th October at 22:30 BST.

  7. Welsh legends meet up

    Rugby Union

    Wales had a knockout preparation for tomorrow's game with Fiji by meeting Joe Calzaghe.

    The players were tratted to a private screening of Mr Calzaghe, a documentary-film about the unbeaten former world boxing champion's life - followed by a question and answer session.

  8. Get involved - My manuel moment


    Ever missed a flight or forgotten your passport? Maybe you turned up at the wrong ground or forgot your match ticket. Let us know using #mymanuelmoment on Twitter or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.   

    Kathryn Bate on Twitter: My housemate realised the day before flying to Amsterdam to run the marathon his passport expired 6 months previously

    Ciaran Callan: due to delayed flights and trains I only got to see 45 mins of a Europa league game in Luxembourg.

  9. Fury reveals political ambition


    Tyson Fury

    Heavyweight Tyson Fury has revealed an ambition to become an MP.

    Fury, who is waiting for his world title fight against Wladimir Klitschko to be rescheduled, wants to stand as an independent for the Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency and told the BBC: "I should be elected in five years' time." 

  10. Who are Borussia Monchengladbach?

    Borussia Monchengladbach v Man City (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Philips Stadion

    Borussia Mönchengladbach – famous name from the 1970’s for English football fans - when they lost two Finals to Liverpool – The 1973 UEFA Cup Final, and the 1977 European Cup Final.

    Borussia Monchengladbach

    Since then, they have been absent from The European Cup proper for 37 years until this season.

    Mönchengladbach were impressive in the Europa League last season . They only lost to the eventual winners Seville and scored 18 goals in their five home games Europe last year. 

  11. Wolfsburg never won in England

    Man Utd v Wolfsburg (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Old Trafford

    Plenty of early arrivals for Manchester United’s Champions League encounter with Wolfsburg.

    Michael Carrick scored a late winner the last time the two sides met at Old Trafford, in the 2009-10 group stage, with Ryan Giggs also on target in a 2-1 win.

    It will be Wolfsburg’s fourth game in England and they have lost in each visit, losing Europa League matches against Portsmouth and Everton in addition to the United defeat.

  12. Duel in the sun


    Our reporter Conor McNamara has arrived at Borussia Park for tonight's game between Monchengladbach and Manchester City.

  13. Leave it to Manchester

    Champions League

    So can Manchester United and Manchester City fare any better tonight?

    Dan Walker was joined by Kevin Kilbane and Mark Lawrenson for the Focus Forum as they look forward to Wednesday's Champions League fixtures with both Manchester clubs in action.

    Manchester City travel to Germany to take on Borussia Monchengladbach, while Manchester United have a home tie against Wolfsburg.

    Focus Forum
  14. Castleford chairman Fulton, 83, dies

    Rugby League

    Jack Fulton

    Castleford Tigers chairman Jack Fulton has died at the age of 83. 

    Fulton spent 21 years on the board at the West Yorkshire club and became chairman in the early 1990s. 

    A club statement said: "Our sincere condolences go out to the Fulton family. We'd ask that our fans respect the families privacy at this time."

    Fulton's passing came a day after plans were approved for the club's new 10,000-capacity stadium as part of a £135m development programme in the town.

  15. Patel looking forward to Test series


    Samit Patel

    Samit Patel is relishing a chance to impress in the England squad to take on Pakistan, after two years out of the international set up.

    The Nottinghamshire spin bowler was called up after an injury to Zaffar Ansari.

    "I'm coming back into the system after two years out, working with new coaches like Mahela Jayawardene and Mark Ramprakash - it's all new for me and for them so it's going to be brilliant, " Patel said.

    Captain Alastair Cook thinks Patel gives them another option with bat and ball.

    "Samit's had a taste of international cricket and certainly he adds that spinning the ball away from the right hander and a bit of batting as well."

  16. Shearer says coaching partly to blame


    Former England captain Alan Shearer claims coaching standards are partly to blame for Premier League clubs failing in Europe. 

    Shearer, talking at the Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Day says reckons the amount of money now flowing through the Premier League has a part to play too.

    "The more money the Premier League gets it seems the worse the teams get in Europe. Teams from Germany, Spain, Italy seem to be leaving our teams behind which is a great shame," he said. 

     "We're not producing as many players as we used to, young players are not getting the opportunity, coaching standards is another thing but the list is endless."

  17. British centurions


    A Question of Sport Teaser

    Earlier our friends at Question of Sport asked you who are the seven British players with more than 100 Champions League appearances?

    The answers you were looking for are:

    Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Ashley Cole, David Beckham, Frank Lampard & John Terry.

    There will be another teaser for you tomorrow.

  18. Demichelis at the back

    Borussia Monchengladbach v Man City

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Philips Stadion

    In the absence of Vincent Kompany and Eliaquim Mangala, Martin Demichelis is expected to play at the back for Manchester City tonight. Demichelis has a good record against tonight's opponents, he never lost in 12 games against Mönchengladbach during his time at Bayern Munich.

    Martin Demichelis
  19. BreakingNo action against Mourinho


    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will face no action after being cleared of making discriminatory comments towards then club doctor Eva Carneiro during the match against Swansea on August 8, the Football Association has announced.

    Jose Mourinho

    In a statement the FA said: "The matter was brought to the attention of the FA on 8 September and led to the appointment of an independent academic expert in Portuguese linguistics to analyse the footage of the incident which included the audio recording.

    "After receiving the report from the expert, the FA is satisfied that the words used do not constitute discriminatory language under FA Rules. Furthermore, both the words used, as translated and analysed by the independent expert, and the video evidence, do not support the conclusion that the words were directed at any person in particular. Consequently, on the evidence available to it, the FA will take no further action in relation to this matter." 

  20. Man Utd without Carrick

    Man Utd v Wolfsburg (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Manchester United will be without midfielder Michael Carrick who missed the last training session before facing Wolfsburg in the Champions League.

    Fellow midfielder Ander Herrera and winger Antonio Valencia are doubtful for the game with minor injuries.

    Defender Paddy McNair could return after he recovered from an injury that sidelined him for the last two games.

    Michael Carrick

    Wolfsburg will be without midfielder Luiz Gustavo who has a knee injury, while centre-back Robin Knoche is out.  

    Winger Vieirinha and goalkeeper Koen Casteels are both doubtful after missing the Wolves' last five games.

  21. Football on 5 Live

    Man Utd v Wolfsburg (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Mark Chapman is joined at Old Trafford tonight by Alan Green and former England, Newcastle and Tottenham winger Chris Waddle.

    Among the topics up for discussion is how far can Manchester United go in the Champions League? Could they even win it?

    Make sure you tune in from 18:30 BST and follow the games live on the BBC Sport website too.

  22. Man City need to be switched on

    Borussia Monchengladbach v Man City (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Philips Stadion

    Borussia Park was full of activity today. It's a gleaming modern stadium, but extra corporate hospitality tents were being erected in the car park to cope with the demand for this game. With new caretaker manager Andre Schubert looking to continue a 100% record since taking charge 10 days ago, there is a renewed optimism around the club.

    Manchester City had better be switched on early tonight. Borussia Mönchengladbach have won their last two games, and the key has been a flurry of early goals.

    They scored four goals in the opening 21 mins against Augsburg last week, and then two goals in the opening 20 mins against Stuttgart on Saturday.

  23. Get Involved - My Manuel moment


    Ever forgotten something important like a passport or match ticket? Or a pair of.....sunglasses?

    Get involed using #mymanuelmoment or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.  

  24. Tottenham news conference

    Monaco v Tottenham (Thu, 18:00 BST)

    Tottenham's Cameroon forward Clinton Njie is hoping to get his chance against Monaco tomorrow....

  25. Tottenham news conference

    Monaco v Tottenham (Thu, 18:00 BST)

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Clinton Njie are speaking to media ahead of Thursday's Europa League game.

  26. Why is it going wrong for English clubs in Europe?


    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    Arsenal and Chelsea slipped to defeat on another night of Champions League embarrassment for the English elite - grim statistics lying around their feet like rubble, proof that the glory days are over.

    The Premier League's finest have so far played six group games in Europe's biggest tournament and five have ended in defeat. Manchester City and Manchester United play their second games on Wednesday having both lost their first.

    So where has it all gone wrong? And is this a sign of things to come?

  27. Konta fights back to reach quarters


    Johanna Konta

    Britain's Johanna Konta staged a superb fightback to beat world number two Simona Halep 6-3 3-6 7-5 and reach the quarter-finals of the Wuhan Open.

    After winning the first set, Konta looked set for defeat as Halep won the second and was 5-1 up in the decisive third.

    However, Halep had no answer as Konta stunned the Romanian to progress.

    The 24-year-old will next play former world number one Venus Williams for a place in the last four.

    Konta becomes the first British woman to beat a world number two since Sue Barker defeated Tracy Austin in 1981.

  28. Three's Kompany, six injured

    Borussia Monchengladbach v Man City (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Captain Vincent Kompany is one of six players missing for Manchester City who face Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League.

    Kompany has a calf problem, and joins fellow defender Gael Clichy, midfielders Fabian Delph, Eliaquim Mangala and Samir Nasri and forward Wilfried Bony on the sidelines.

    Yaya Toure and David Silva trained on Tuesday after overcoming injuries.

    Vincent Kompany

    Manuel Pellegrini's side lost their opening Group D match to Juventus .

    The Chilean said of the injury to Kompany: "I think it will be difficult for him to play for Belgium next week."

  29. Man Utd need a hero

    Man Utd v Wolfsburg (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Michael Carrick was the hero the last time Manchester United faced Wolfsburg at Old Trafford, but will miss tonight's game due to injury.

  30. Four released on bail

    Horse Racing

    Four people arrested following an assault at Southwell Racecourse on Tuesday have been released on police bail.

    Two men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage and another woman was arrested for obstructing police.

    Jump jockey Aidan Coleman has welcomed a security review at Southwell Racecourse after he was allegedly punched by racegoers on Tuesday.

    The 27-year-old suffered minor injuries including two chipped teeth, when two people burst into the riders' changing room after the day's last race.  

  31. Get Involved - My manuel moment


    After the Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini had to dash back to get his passport before flying to Germany, has it ever happened to you?

    Barry Devilin on Twitter: In Canada I left passport in a coat in house I stayed in! Money wired & passport courier required! I was miles away.

    Kane Bethell: Got all the way to Shrewsbury from Bradford and realised we left the tickets at home. We were allowed in still!

    Very decent of them, probably didn't want to turn you away. Have you ever forgot a passport or match ticket? Get involed using #mymanuelmoment or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  32. Suspended Locke leaves Wakefield

    Rugby League

    Kevin Locke

    Full-back Kevin Locke has left Wakefield Wildcats after just three months at Belle Vue.

    The 26-year-old was suspended by Wakefield a fortnight ago after being involved in a car crash with teammates Tim Smith and Reece Lyne. 

    Former New Zealand international Locke joined the club from Salford Red Devils in June and played five games. 

    "We've concluded the case involving Kevin, shook hands and gone our own ways," chairman Michael Carter said.

  33. Shifting landscape


  34. Hales long-term goal to open batting


    Alex Hales

    England captain Alastair Cook says he "has a good idea" who will be his opening partner when they begin the Test series against Pakistan in Dubai on 13 October.

    Alex Hales and Moeen Ali are the likely options, and Hales is keen to make the spot his own.

    "That's definitely my long-term goal in then next 12 months to nail down that spot in all three forms, but that's going to come with a hell of a lot of hard work," Hales said.

    Ali refused to be drawn on whether he feels he should be higher up the order, saying "No not yet, it's a bit early at the moment, I'm happy to bat wherever and feel I can adapt to any situtation."

  35. Get Involved - Blunders


    Ever done something you really wish you hadn't while playing sport?

    Steve Richardson on Twitter: Supporting Sunderland !!

    Nick G: Missed a goal line chance,straight down own end and scored an own goal.Missed out on chance to win league

    Andrew Watson: Played five years for the Uni team, never scored. Won a penalty in the last two mins of my last match. Missed it.

    We feel your pain. Keep them coming using #mysportingblunder or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  36. Spurs unsure on Son injury

    Monaco v Tottenham (Thu, 18:00 BST)

    Tottenham are unsure how long forward Son Heung-min will be out for with the foot injury he suffered in the Premier League victory over Manchester City.

    Son, 23 - who has scored three goals in his opening five games - was taken off with 13 minutes to go in the 4-1 win over the former leaders.

    The South Korea international joined Spurs from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen for £22m in August.

    Son Heung-min
  37. From the press box


    It's got even better too - with Manchester City beating Borussia Monchengladbach under-19s 2-1 this afternoon.

  38. Fleetwood part with boss Alexander


    League One side Fleetwood Town have parted company with boss Graham Alexander after three straight defeats. 

    The 43-year-old said he accepted responsibility for their performance in the 5-1 loss at Gillingham on Tuesday.

    Alexander took over at Highbury Stadium in December 2012 and guided them to promotion, winning the League Two play-off final in 2014. 

    Fleetwood sit 20th in the table, with just two wins from 10 games, a point above the relegation places.

    Graham Alexander
  39. Get Involved - My Manuel moment


    Wyman Kaluba on Twitter: was back at engineering school in my final third year exams when I forgot my scientific calculator for the Dynamics paper!

    Brian Yerkes: Partied til 5am in Rome, flight back to Dublin at 7am. Slept thru alarm, paid taxi 100euro to speed thru traffic to airport!

    Marc Leathem: ‏Missed a Ryanair flight back in the day - thankfully it was a £1 fare!

    Get involed using #mymanuelmoment or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page. 

  40. Aussies still waiting


    Darren Lehmann

    Australia head coach Darren Lehmann says he will be disappointed if the club's tour of Bangladesh is called off - but understands why it might happen.

    The players have been sent back to their home states to train while awaiting a decision amid increasing security concerns.

    “It’s getting pretty tight now, to be honest,” Lehmann told 5AA radio.

    “At the end of the day we have to wait and see what the boards and the security come up with, but we have to make the right decision for player and staff safety.

    “We’re still on hold. The security guys got back from Bangladesh today so they’re obviously speaking to the board as we speak. Hopefully we come to some sort of answer in the next 24 hours or so.”

  41. Goal of the month music



    Life of Riley by The Lightning Seeds?  Down With The Trumpets by Rizzle Kicks? Ever wish you could choose the music for Goal of the month?

    Well now you can - Match of the Day 2 and BBC Radio 1’s Greg James are teaming up to give audiences the chance to choose September’s Goal of the Month soundtrack.   

    From 18:00 BST, Greg will feature three tracks on Radio 1, inviting the audience to choose their favourite via an online vote hosted by Radio 1.

    The winning track will be announced on Greg’s show at 18:00 BST on Thursday 1st October and feature in September’s Goal of the Month feature on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday 4th October at 22:30 BST.

  42. Get Involved - My Manuel moment


    Manchester City are in Germany tonight to face Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League, but there was a panic for manager Manuel Pellegrini yesterday as he packed the wrong passport

    So have you ever forgot your passport when off abroad to a Champions League game of forgot your ticket on your way to Wembley? Ever had a last minute dash for a flight?

    What's your Manuel moment?

    Get involed using #mymanuelmoment or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Manuel Pellegrini
  43. Yarnold swaps skeleton for the saddle

    Winter sports

    Remember when Olympic skeleton champion Lizzie Yarnold said she was taking a year off?

    The Briton said she was taking 12 months away from the sport as she was feeling 'burnt out', following winning Olympic, World, European and overall World Cup golds in the last two years.

    Well she's enjoying life away from the skeleton, but it seems she can't stay away from speed, after tweeting from the London Velodrome....

  44. Get Involved - Blunders


    We're asking for your sporting blunders, after David Ospina's mistake for Arsenal last night, but he wasn't the only one to have a shocker.

    See if you can spot why the referee gave a penalty in this AFC Champions League match between Al Ahli and Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia.

    Then get involved using #mysportingblunder on Twitter or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  45. Fifa Uefa friendly called off


    Sepp Blatter Michael Platini

    Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini will avoid coming face-to-face on Friday amid the football corruption scandal, after a Uefa-Fifa match was called off.

    The Fifa president, would usually travel to Platini's Uefa headquarters in Nyon for the friendly, but Fifa told the Associated Press "in a joint decision it was agreed to postpone the Uefa-Fifa challenge 2015, which had been scheduled for Friday, 2 October, until further notice.'' 

    The game would have come a week after a criminal investigation was opened into Blatter in part over a payment in 2011 to Platini.

  46. Northeast named Kent skipper


    Sam Northeast

    Kent have confirmed batsman Sam Northeast as their new club captain, succeeding former England player Rob Key.

    The 25-year-old filled in as skipper for much of the 2015 season while Key was out of the team.

    "Rob and I have got a lot of similar ways in which we view the game. This winter is where I can put my own print on it," he told BBC Radio Kent.

  47. Doing fine

    Horce racing

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC Sport horse racing correspondent

    Jump jockey Aidan Coleman says he's "absolutely fine" but off to the dentist for treatment to two chipped teeth after being punched when two people burst into the riders' changing room at Southwell yesterday. 

    The Professional Jockeys Association has described the incident, following which four arrests were made by Nottinghamshire police, as deeply concerning but it's welcomed the news that racecourse officials have agreed to review and enhance security arrangements. 

  48. Fuller signs for Middlesex



    Well, that didn't take long!

    Middlesexhave just announced theyhave signedfast bowlerJames Fullerafter he left Gloucestershire this afternoon.

    “I’m really looking forward to playing here at Lord’s with Middlesex," Fuller, 25, said.

    "Having won the final here recently with Gloucestershire I’ve got great memories of the place already and as the Home of Cricket I can’t think of anywhere better to be playing my cricket.”

  49. Wonderful for Konta, not so great for men


  50. Celtic news conference

    Celtic v Fenerbahce (Thurs, 20:05 BST)

    And some team news from Ronny before he departs...

    And that is that. Over and out from Celtic Park.

  51. Celtic news conference

    Celtic v Fenerbahce (Thurs, 20:05 BST)

  52. Celtic news conference

    Celtic v Fenerbahce (Thurs, 20:05 BST)

  53. Celtic news conference

    Celtic v Fenerbahce (Thurs, 20:05 BST)

    ...And as luck would have it, their manager Ronny Deila has just begun speaking to the press. Here's the pick of what he's been saying.

  54. Fixture list


    It's not all about Champions League this week.

    The Europa League continues on Thursday, with Celtic one of those British clubs in action...

  55. 'Indecent act'



    The Tanzania Football Federation has banned international defender Juma Said for two years for engaging in an 'act of indecency.'

    The Mbeya City captain was found guilty of poking a finger against the backside of Azam's John Bocco, when the two sides met on 27 September.

    Said, 31, was fined US$930 and summoned by his team for a disciplinary hearing.

    The club has promised to release the results of its investigation before the end of the week.

  56. Get Involved - blunders


    Finn Thompson Come to Bloomfield Road and you'll see some blunders...

    Come on, Finn, give 'em a break - they actually won a game last night!

  57. Critics will spur England on

    Rugby Union


    England will use criticism from former captain Will Carling to create unity before their crucial World Cup match against Australia, says another ex-skipper Martin Corry.

    Carling said England lacked leadership and the players were treated "like schoolboys", prompting scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth to hit back. 

    England may struggle to reach the last eight if they fail to beat Australia.

    "They sound really angry and that's the reaction you want," said Corry.

  58. 'Which filling would you like?'



    Former Southampton striker Brett Ormerod, who played for Southampton in the 2004 FA Cup Final, is set to open a sandwich shop in Blackburn.

    The frontman, 38, who also played for Blackpool and Leeds during a lengthy career, wants - according to The Times - to open a Subway shop wit his wife Lisa and has applied for a franchise.

    "People assume all footballers are millionaires, but I'm not," he said. "I don't think Lisa will let me make the sandwiches but I'll do the sweeping up. I've not got an ego; you're not allowed one in my family."

  59. Get Involved - Blunders


    From our BBC Sport Facebook page...

    Simon Hawley Me last night - header back from my own player after a corner, fumbled it completely and it went in

    Kieran D. Shack Smith I was playing a Sunday league game when I over hit a backpass from the halfway line and the keeper couldn't control it and went straight into our net....we won 11-1 in the end

    Liam Priest I was once playing in the finals of a school tournament...I was in goal on a boggy pitch and we were dominating so much that the ball barely came into our half. I just stood in one spot basically for the 2nd half and when a hoof was played by them I found it bobble past me into the goal as I had become stuck in the mud.

  60. Vesely strolls through


    Sixth-seeded Jiri Vesely advanced to the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen Open by beating Zhizhen Zhang of China 6-2 6-3.

    The Czech player conceded only 10 points on his serve.

    Vesely will next face top-seeded Tomas Berdych, who defeated Austin Krajicek of the United States 7-5, 6-3. 

  61. Where is the love?


    Steve Claridge

    Steve Claridge wants to feel more loved. Listen to him complaining about his lack of promotion on BBC Radio 5 live here. Trust us, it's good.

  62. Bayern and the beer


  63. Bayern and the beer


    Bayern Munich won 5-0 in the Champions League last night - hammering Dinamo Zagreb, so it's no wonder they have been allowed to enjoy themselves today.

    And enjoy themselves they are, manager Pep Guardiola and his players at the Munich Beer festival where by the looks of the club's Twitter feed, they are enjoying themselves.

  64. Bowler Fuller leaves Gloucestershire


    Gloucestershire fast bowler James Fuller has left the county after turning down a new deal. 

    Fuller, 25, has played for the club since 2010 but has decided not to accept the contract offered.

    He was a key part of Gloucestershire's winning One-Day Cup campaign in 2015, taking 15 wickets including 2-34 in the final where he dismissed Surrey duo Jason Roy and Steven Davies.

    Fuller, who was born in Cape Town, South Africa, but holds a British passport, has taken 101 first-class wickets at an average of 33.90 with best figures of 6-24.

    James Fuller
  65. Konta beats Halep

    6-3 3-6 7-5


    The full story of Johanna Konta's win is now on the BBC Sport website. You'll find it here.

  66. Konta beats Halep

    6-3 3-6 7-5

  67. Konta beats Halep

    6-3 3-6 7-5

  68. Get Involved - Blunders


    Some posts on our BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Tom Shunkey Esteves When I was at school, playing in goal for the team against another school, about 5 mins in, someone booted the ball in the air towards my end. It should have been an easy catch, but I let it bounce, which was a mistake. It bounced awkwardly and almost went over my head. I started frantically running backwards. The ball bounced a second time and hit the bar. For about half a second I felt relieved, but one of their players had chased the ball down the field and when the ball came back out he was just waiting to score an easy header.

    Chris Machin It was last year with Ospina again, when we played Swansea and we were dominating all game until 5 minutes from time a cross come into our box and it gets headed at Ospina who fumbled it in..

  69. F1 star hasn't got driving licence

    Formula 1

    Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen is celebrating his 18th brithday today, and says he's now looking forward to getting his driving licence!

    The Dutch teenager was the first 17-year-old to race in Formula 1, but until now hasn't able to drive a road car in his home country of Belgium.

    He passed his theory test before the season started, and now has to do mandator lessons with an instructor in Belgium, and joked he might not pass first time.

    "You never know. If I go too fast or you don't use the indicators..."

  70. Konta beats Halep

    6-3 3-6 7-5

  71. Get Involved

    Why are English clubs struggling in Europe? BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty has been exploring the issue. Here are some of your comments from his blog.  

    Canaryboi: The Premier League has good players but too many, although technically gifted, are tactically naive or do not have the confidence of their managers to 'play the game' according to circumstances. Also, despite spending millions, some of the recent transfers don't add up, e.g. Benteke and Firmino in the same team - both expensive signings but they hardly complement each other. Again, tactical naivety.

  72. Konta beats Halep

    6-3 3-6 7-5

  73. Konta beats Halep

    6-3 3-6 7-5

    Konta (possibly sucking up to the crowd a bit): "Thank you to all of you for coming. You made a lot of noise and it is a wonderful stadium."

    Her first serve percentage was 72%, that was the key to victory.

    Konta, remember, had to play two matches just to qualify for this tournament. Sensational stuff.

    Well done from us - right, I'm now off for a brief cuppa, Bill will take over for a while..

  74. But can you do it when it counts?


    West Ham have been much better away from home this season than at Upton Park.  Mauro Zarate's proved he's got no problems playing at their training ground though...

  75. Konta beats Halep

    6-3 3-6 7-5

    Konta will face Venus Williams in the quarter-final.

    Interviewed on court, she said: "It was a very tough match. She played at an unbelievable level. I was really happy I was able to take a few of the chances I created.

    "I feel humbled that I get the chance to come back tomorrow to compete again."

  76. Halep v Konta 3-6 6-3 5-7

    Konta wins

    Astonishing, Konta recovers from 5-1 behind in the third set to win.

    She has become only the third British woman to beat a top three player.

    It is the biggest win of her career bar none and caps what have been a fantastic last few months.

    That is 21 victories from her last 22 matches. This girl is on the way up, big time.

  77. Halep v Konta 3-6 6-3 5-7

    Konta wins

    Halep, suddenly staring down the barrel, has to respond. She moves to 30-15, but then Konta manoeuvres her shell-shocked opponent around the court before volleying a winner. 30-30.

    Halep goes wide with a backhand. Match point.

    And she's done it. Stunning. 

  78. Halep v Konta 3-6 6-3 5-6

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    Halep spends the entire break between the games with her hand held to her face. She's grimacing and generally looking very unhappy.

    Konta has broken twice in succession. One more and she wins the match and chalks up the biggest victory of her career.

  79. Halep v Konta 3-6 6-3 5-6

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    Konta loses the opening point but wins a long, long rally to make it 15-15. It's astonishing how she has been able to match up to and even dominate Halep at times in the long rallies.

    Spoke too soon. A loose shot allows Halep to get to 15-30, but then Konta edges another fantastic rally to square it again. This is like a 12th-round slugfest between two heavyweights.

    Konta serves an ace at the perfect moment. 40-30. One more will do it. Halep, credit to her, digs in and Konta nets with a weak-looking backhand. Deuce.

    Good heavy Konta serve makes it advantage in the Brit's favour. And she wins another stunning rally to take the game.

    6-5 Konta. Halep serving to stay it. Who would have thought it.

  80. Making waves in the States



    May we direct you towards this rather fine feature, written by BBC Sport's Jo Currie. Actually, you haven't got a say in the matter - we're going to anyway.

    It begins: "Laura Harvey is possibly best known in the UK for her time in charge of Arsenal Ladies, where she guided the club to three consecutive Women's Super League titles, one FA Cup and two Continental Cups.

    However, after moving to Seattle Reign in 2013, the 35-year-old is a big name in the United States of America too.

    So how has the former Birmingham City Ladies player tamed the women's football world in America?"

    Read the full article here to find out.

  81. Halep v Konta 3-6 6-3 5-5

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    0-15. Konta takes the first point. 0-30. And the second.

    Hang on, is Halep, the world number two, getting tight?

    The Romanian, remember, led this final set 5-1 with a double break.

    She produces a big serve to get it back to 15-30 but then Halep's pressure forces a mistake and it's 15-40 and two break points.

    Brilliant backhand saves the first. But not the second. Super ground-strokes from the Brit and she takes the game.

    Halep can't believe it. Neither can most others. Brilliant brilliant stuff. It's level and Konta to serve.

    Simona Halep
  82. Halep v Konta 3-6 6-3 5-4

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    Konta starts the game well and moves to 30-15 courtesy of a couple of lovely shots. Amazing how they can still play lovely shots after 120 minutes of racing around.

    Halep gets it back to 30-30 but a fine Konta forehand, right on the line, means Halep can only dolly it over the net, and the British number one duly puts the ball away. 40-30. And she takes the next pointtoo.

    Suddenly it's 5-4. One more break and she's back in it. Can she do it...? Whatever happens, what a performance from Konta, who seems to be growing in stature every time she steps on a tennis court.

  83. Halep v Konta 3-6 6-3 5-3

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    What a battler Konta is.

    She scraps her way to 30-40 and a breakpoint. And Halep double faults. Well, that's a turn-up for the books. There's life in this one yet.

  84. Palace sign Anderlecht youngster


    Crystal Palace have signed Belgian youngster Jason Lokilo from Anderlecht.

    The 17-year-old winger has been training with Palace's under-21 and under-18 squads since the summer and has now received international clearance to complete his switch to Selhurst Park. 

    Jason Lokilo

    "I'm very happy to have signed with Crystal Palace," Lokilo told the club's website. "It's a good club making progress. 

    With Yannick Bolasie, Wilfried Zaha and Jason Puncheon, it's very good for wingers!"

  85. Halep v Konta 3-6 6-3 5-2

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    Both players look shattered. Almost two hours on court, the roof of the arena is closed, it's hot and humid ... put it this way, their tennis gear will need a thorough wash this evening.

    Halep is serving for the match. Is there to be a late twist?

  86. Halep v Konta 3-6 6-3 5-2

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    Last chance saloon for Konta but she's not come this far to go down with a whimper.

    Two good points make it 30-0, but then a glorious from Halep, who's suddenly brimming with confidence, makes it 30-15.

    Konta responds with a forehand deep into the corner of the court which proves too hot to handle, and then nails a big first serve. 

    5-2, and quite right too - she's played too well to have only won a single game this set. It's been close all the way through, some great rallies.

  87. Halep v Konta 3-6 6-3 5-1

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    The match has been going for one hour and 45 minutes but it might not last too much longer. 

    30-15 down it looks like Konta is about to crumble. Not the case. She hits back to move to 30-40 and earn a breakpont but then nets with a forehand. Deuce.

    Bonus for Konta though, as a big Halep first serve is called out despite being clearly in. No over-rule from the umpire, a distracted Halep nets her second servce, and it's another breakpoint.

    Alas Halep ends another blistering rally with a superb cross court forehand. Back to deuce, another breakpoint, deuce again, before finally Halep gets over the line courtesy of a Konta error 5-1. Konta has to serve to stay in it.

  88. Thrifty keeping



    Liverpool goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux has resumed his loan spell with Swindon after apologising for paying a fine with one pence pieces.

    He was sent back to Anfield after using the coins to pay a £50 fine for turning up late to training.

    The 21-year-old has played nine games for Swindon after joining them on a season-long loan, with one clean sheet.

    "Lawrence is going to come back, he is very humble and very apologetic," boss Mark Cooper said. "I thought it was brilliant banter, but in the context it was the wrong way to go about it."

  89. Download our football podcast

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    What are you doing at lunch? Does it involve listening to 5 live's daily football podcast? You can tune in here as you nip to the gym, have a lie down, munch down on a sandwich etc.

  90. Halep v Konta 3-6 6-3 4-1

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    Back on the Konta serve and it's a big first point, Konta producing a lovely little drop shot, Halep just about reaching it but her return is weak and would have been put away by Konta ... but it clips the top of the net, Konta can only lob it up in the air and Halep puts away the volley.

    The Romanian gets lucky and it proves a big point. Halep, helped by a contentious line-call, moves to 0-40 and sets up three break points.

    She only needs one, Konta - trying to push her opponent back - overcooking a forehand.

    Alarm bells are not just tinkling gently, they are now pretty deafening. 4-1 and a double-break to Halep in the final set.

  91. Halep v Konta 3-6 6-3 3-1

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    Konta's form has seen her rocket from 126th in the rankings to 66th within three months.  She will replace Heather Watson as British number one in next week's rankings.

    A superbly controlled volley gives her a sniff of a chance on the Halep serve, moving to 15-30. But Halep, mean old spoilsport that she is, takes the next two points and looks to have slammed the door in Konta's face when all she has to do is whack home a simple forehand with the Brit off the court. But Halep misses it. A terrible miss, like a striker tapping the ball wide from a yard out.

    The game goes to deuce, Konta moves to advantage after a brilliant rally but then puts a forehand wide. She screamed something after that error. I'm not sure what but it was very possibly not suitable for a daytime audience.

    Halep makes the most of the escape and wraps up the game. That was an opportunity gone begging. Still only one break down though.

  92. Halep v Konta 3-6 6-3 2-1

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    It's a shame, given the quality of tennis in this match, how few people are in the arena in China to watch it. It's pretty deserted, a ripple of applause after each point.

    This service game is another struggle, Halep a completely different animal to the one we saw at the start of the match.

    But Konta shows admirable strength and tenacity to get through it. Teeth clinched she takes it to 30. She's back in it. 2-1 to Halep in the decider.

  93. Cook wants more from England


    Alastair Cook

    Captain Alastair Cook is urging England's cricketers to carry their momentum from this summer's Ashes victory into their series with Pakistan in the UAE.

    "We want to win games of cricket and do it with a smile on our face, there's been some elements of that which is encouraging, now we need to be more consistent," he said.

    "We played some really good cricket and some cricket we shouldn't be proud of, we didn't always perform to our level."

  94. Halep v Konta 3-6 6-3 2-0

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    Konta made 14 unforced errors in the second set, compared to Halep's nine and that, in a nutshell, was the difference between the players.

    There's a couple more in this game, helping Halep gallop to 40-0. A loose forehand with Konta out of play halts her march to 2-0 ahead, but Konta puts a forehand long herself off a Halep second serve and it's game over.

  95. Halep v Konta 3-6 6-3 1-0 - live

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    Konta nips for a bathroom break at the end of the second set. I love that phrase. So polite isn't it and much less crude than saying she's nipped to the bog.

    Konta to serve first in the third, crucial set and it's a struggle. Halep is hitting the ball deeper and with more power, making less errors. Konta is trading magnificently with her but Halep is beginning to look slightly the stronger player.

    Dangerous to say that though because Konta is such a fighter and hits back when you least expect her to.

    It goes to deuce and Halep takes the game when Konta nets with a backhand. A big, early break. Things are suddenly looking a little bleaker.

  96. Get Involved

    Arsenal defence

    Why are English clubs struggling in Europe? BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty has been exploring the issue. Here are some of your comments from his blog.

    Freindleonewhocares: I believe it has a lot to do with our top teams trying to "buy"their positions with overseas stars instead of being patient and building a complete team that functions as a team without any ego chasers in it.

    LordMalthus: Too much money means too big squads. Players being 'rested' means players aren't used to playing together, preventing effective combinations being formed, and eroding 'team' spirit. Easier to pull for 15 players rather than 25. (see English rugby...). Great sides in the past won as many matches on far fewer players - and it's why Palace, Stoke, Everton, Saints etc. are doing so well.

  97. Halep v Konta - live

    Wuhan Open 3rd round 6-3 3-6

    A dodgy decision by Halep to attempt a drop shot at 15-15 allows Konta a glimmer of a chance to set up a break point.

    The door is slammed in her face by Halep, who teases an error out of her opponent to make it 30-30. And she sees out the game, and the second set, in rapid fashion.

    One-set each, all to play for in the third and final set.

    According to the WTA's website, Halep has career earnings of more than $10m. Konta has won less than $1m, which sort of sums up what an upset it would be should Konta hit back in the third and win this contest.

    Simona Halep
  98. Halep v Konta - live

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    Halep produces a glorious backhand down the line at 30-30 that even Roger Federer would have struggled to return.

    It sets up a breakpoint and Halep takes it, courtesy of a forehand put long by Konta.

    A shame for the Brit, who had just done the hard work by breaking moments before. It means it is 5-3 in the second set and Halep has a chance to level the match.

    The winner, by the way, will face Venus Williams in the last eight, who the other day achieved this.

  99. Three-way chase

    Football gossip


    Italian sports website Tutto Mercato Web is reporting that Chelsea have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the chase to sign 23-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielderWilliam Carvalho.

  100. Halep v Konta - live

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    By the way in case you're wondering why we're getting excited by Johanna Konta, it's because she has been on a quite fantastic run of form for the last few months, winning 20 of her last 21 games, reaching the fourth round of the US Open in the process.

    If you're not au fait with her, here are a few facts for you...

  101. Halep v Konta - live

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    A much better service game by Konta, holding to 15 to make it 4-2 and keep herself just a break away from getting back in this second set.

    And, lo and behold, three awful points at the start of Halep's next service game and it's 0-40, three break points.

    Time to get excited? Not quite, Halep hits back in gutsy fashion, racing through the enxt four pints to move to advantage. But then Konta - blimey, she 's a fighter - responds and gets to advantage herself. A fourth break point. Deuce. Halep hits a forehand out, A fifth break point. Ooo, the tension.

    Would you believe it? Halep double faults. Game Konta and it's 4-3 and back on serve. This girl is good.

  102. Get Involved - Blunders


    Jim Merrick on Twitter: I scored 3 own goals in 15 games aged 16. Each one was against a different goalkeeper! Still a club record!

    Seánpaul Walsh: 2011 tight grudge match, 0-0, won header and headed back to goalkeeper only to see he was getting a drink, and an empty net - OG.

    Lissie Davidson: I completely misjudged a tumble turn and kicked straight into the floor of the shallow end of the pool. It hurt.

    Have you ever completely messed up while playing sport?

    Get involved using #mysportingblunder or post a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  103. All-black Naholo back from broken leg

    New Zealand v Georgie (Fri, 20:00 BST)

    Chris Jones

    BBC Sport

    Sonny Bill Williams

    Wing Waisake Naholo has been named in the New Zealand side to play Georgia on Friday.

    Naholo made a remarkable recovery from a broken leg to make the World Cup squad.

    Sonny Bill Williams starts at inside centre, with Ma'a Nonu ruled out with a minor shoulder injury.

    Team: Ben Smith, Waisake Naholo, Conrad Smith, Sonny Bill Williams, Julian Savea, Dan Cater, Aaron Smith, Wyatt Crockett, Dane Coles, Charlie Faumuina, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Jaino, Richie McCaw, Kirean Read.

    Replacements: Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock, Owen Franks, Victor Vito, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, TJ Perenara, Malakai Fekitoa.

  104. Halep v Konta - live

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    Konta is just looking a little tired for the first time, hitting a weak shot into the net after a punishing long rally.

    The Brit produces a blistering return winner off one Halep serve, but the Romanian is definitely playing better in this set, making less unforced errors.

    Having said that, serving at 40-15 she puts a routine backhand out and couldn't look more cheesed off had she just realised she'd locked her keys in the car.

    But then the rally of the match. Both players land some heavy blows during a long exchange, both make loud Sharapova-like screaming noises after each shot, but Halep comes out on top and holds to 30. She's 4-1 ahead, second set.

  105. Halep v Konta - live

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    A little like Tiger Woods when he meant business in the final round of a big tournament, Konta is wearing a bright red top. It's stained in sweat. She's busting a gut out there.

    But for the first time chinks in her armour have appeared.

    Not helped by a double fault, Konta falls 15-40 behind on her own serve. Last time she fought back to hold. But no heroics this time. Halep takes the game and leads 3-1. A decisive moment? Has the pendulum swung back towards the Romanian?

  106. Liverpool news conference

    Liverpool v FC Sion (Thu, 20:05 BST)

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    It's been a hive of activity in the press room at Liverpool's training ground as manager Brendan Rodgers previewed their Europa League tie against FC Sion on Thursday night.

    Daniel Sturridge won't be risked as he continues to work back towards full fitness: "We need to make sure we don't break Daniel Sturridge. He won't be involved in the game," Rodgers said.

    Brendan Rodgers

    The Liverpool manager also says he won't have a problem if Roy Hodgson selects Sturridge for England's European qualifiers next month, but stressed that he wouldn't be able to play two games in four days.

    Sturridge is expected to be involved in the derby at Goodison Park on Sunday: "We will keep him fresh for the weekend. He's still building his way towards fitness," Rodgers added.

  107. Halep v Konta - live

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    No doubt about it, Halep has upped her game. She moves 2-1 ahead in the second set (won by Konta 6-3), serving out to 15.

    You don't get to the French Open final (which Halep did last year, losing to Sharapova in three sets) without having something about you.

    However, she still looks a little unhappy and is clearly a bit taken aback by how well Konta is playing.

    It's going to be intriguing to see how this contest pans out. You get the feeling the outcome of this set is going to be crucial.

  108. Liverpool news conference

    Liverpool v FC Sion (Thu, 20:05 BST)

    Couple more things of interest from the Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on forward Divock Origi and if more can be done to help English teams in Europe.

    James Pearce from the Liverpool Echo...

  109. Get Involved

    Halep v Konta

  110. Liverpool news conference

    Liverpool v FC Sion (Thu, 20:05 BST)

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says although he is keeping striker Daniel Sturridge fresh for Sunday's Merseyside derby with Everton, he would have no problem with England boss Roy Hodgson picking the forward for next month's international games.

    England have already qualified for Euro 2016 with two games to spare.

    Daniel Sturridge

    Rodgers also confirmed 18-year-old Jordan Rossiter will feature in their Europa League group game with Swiss side FC Sion, after making his debut in the draw with Bordeaux in the same competition.  

  111. Halep v Konta - live

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    Konta's first serve percentage was 73% in the opening set, a clue as to why she took it.

    But hang on. Danger signs. She's 0-30 down in her opening service game in the second set.

    A terrific volley after a slightly heavy drop shot gets it to 15-30, but a scorching forehand from Halep (so that's why she's world number two...) brings up two break points for the Romanian - the first she's had on the Konta serve in the entire match.

    The first is saved, the second too thanks to a big, big serve. Deuce. Overhead smash from Konta at the net. Advantage. Halep nets an easy backhand. Game Konta. 1-1.

  112. Halep v Konta - live

    Wuhan Open 3rd round

    So, into set two.

    Halep doesn't look as though she's even broken sweat, but maybe that's because she's not really been able to get any rallies going against a so-far inspired Johanna Konta.

    Halep desperately needs to get herself going. Holding the opening game of this second set would be a start.

    At 40-15 up that seems a given, but she puts a routine forehand long, which kind of sums up the match.

    Great angled forehand from Konta takes it to deuce. Chance of an early break perhaps? Erm, no. Big serve and then a drop-shot and Halep takes it. She's 1-0 ahead in the second but it was a struggle.

  113. Liverpool news conference

    Liverpool v FC Sion (Thu, 20:05 BST)

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is set to make changes for their Europa League game againt Sion, James Pearce from the Liverpool Echo reports...

  114. Halep v Konta - live

    Wuhan Open 3rd round


    Bad, bad miss in the opening point of the game from Konta and another unforced error at 15-15.

    Signs of tension creeping in as she aims to wrap up the set?

    Possibly, but Halep misses badly herself. 30-30. And in the blink of an eye, Konta takes the set with two big serves.

    6-3. Incredible stuff. Are we witnessing the birth of the next Great British tennis star? Nothing like putting unnecessary pressure on a rising sports star is there...

  115. Liverpool news conference

    Liverpool v FC Sion (Thu, 20: 05 BST)

    Liverpool won't risk striker Daniel Sturridge tomorrow night when they take on FC Sion in the Europa League. The forward scored twice in their Premier League win over Aston Villa.