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Summary

  1. Liverpool sign defender Ragnar Klavan for reported £4.2m fee
  2. Stoke bid £20m for West Brom striker Saido Berahino
  3. Poor conduct towards match officials at 'unacceptable levels'
  4. Celtic v Lincoln Red Imps (0-1 agg) (19:45 BST)
  5. GET INVOLVED: Red cards for swearing at referees - your reaction #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Andy Donley and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thank you and goodbye

    That's it from us today, so thanks for keeping us entertained with your contributions throughout the day, it's been a pleasure.

    The sport is far from finished, with Celtic clinging on to European football by the skin of their teeth. 

    Of course, Lincoln Red Imps will face a very different prospect at Celtic Park than they did at home in Gibraltar...

    You can follow all of the action live on the BBC Sport website, and keep an eye out for pre-season friendlies as well, with Pep Guardiola taking charge of Manchester City for the first time against his old team Bayern Munich.

    So thanks for joining us today - tune in tomorrow at 08:00 BST for more frolics and fun.

    And good luck Celtic!

  2. 'Good luck'

    Celtic v Lincoln Red Imps (19:45 BST)

  3. Intense action for England cricketers

    Cricket

    England's James Vince, Joe Root and Stuart Broad may have struggled against Pakistan's Test team at Lords last weekend, but how did they fare here I wonder? 

    Bit of green on the wicket that is for sure. Jimmy Anderson would fancy bowling first.

    England cricketers in garden
  4. Four-year deal for Portugal boss Santos

    Football

    Fernando Santos with the Euro 2016 triphy

    Well, he deserves it.

    Portugal's Euro 2016-winning coach Fernando Santos has signed a new contract to take him through to the end of the 2020 tournament.

  5. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    Red cards for swearing at referees.

    Sam Budgett: All professional athletes should be red carded if any abuse is given to the referee, no problems in rugby.

    S: Disrespect and aggression are inexcusable, the greyer areas (confronting/contact) will need a common sense approach from refs.

    Neal Guilliotti: Simple: 10 yellow cards for dissent = 1 point deduction. Players and Managers will then enforce discipline.

  6. Jordanne Whiley: Wimbledon champion and ninja

    Tennis

  7. Froome extends Tour de France advantage

    Tour de France

    Chris Froome

    Britain's Chris Froome extended his overall lead on stage 17 of the Tour de France to remain firmly on course for a third win in the race.

    The British rider, who is aiming for his second successive title and third overall, holds a lead of 2mins 27 secs with four stages remaining.

    Read the full report here.

  8. New boots for Thiem

    Football

    Dominic Thiem has been making waves in the world of tennis this year, rising to number nine in the world.

    But did you know that the 22-year-old Austrian is a big Chelsea fan?

    No, neither did we, but here's the proof.

  9. World number 143 banned for match-fixing

    Tennis

    Marco Cecchinato

    Italy's Marco Cecchinato has been banned for 18 months and fined 40,000 euros (£33,500) for match-fixing, says the Italian tennis federation.

    The 23-year-old world number 143 was found guilty of altering the outcome of his match against Kamil Majchrzak at an ATP Challenger in Morocco in October.

    Riccardo Accardi and Antonio Campo have also been banned and fined for their roles in attempts to fix matches.

    Accardi was given a 12-month ban while Campo was suspended for four months.

    Cecchinato, who is able to appeal, was found guilty of "several other instances of sports corruption" and suspended until January 2018.

  10. Youngs keeps England recall 'in sight'

    Rugby union

    Tom Youngs playing for England at 2015 World Cup

    Leicester hooker Tom Youngs has set his sights on an England recall, despite admitting he doubted himself after back surgery.

    The 29-year-old, who has earned 22 caps, was overlooked for their triumphant Six Nations campaign after starting in the 2015 World Cup.

    "You always have to keep the goal there to get back in the England side. I don't think you can ever lose sight of it," he told BBC East Midlands Today.

  11. 'Rugby is a shining beacon'

    Football

    Former England spinner Graeme Swann seems happy with today's FA rule changes regarding abuse of referees.

  12. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    Red cards for swearing at referees

    Barry Kane: The rules have always been there, just rarely enforced. Swear at a local ref, you get a red. Do it in PL and get nothing.

    Pillingworth: Swearing and abuse of officials ten years too late, already accepted as part of the game.

    Alex Shcnopple: It is about time something is done, it is petty & ridiculous reaction from players (even managers), supposed to be role models!

  13. Zakarin wins Stage 17

    Tour de France

    Ilnur Zakarin has battled up the first Alps stage to claim Stage 17 of the Tour de France for Katusha.

    Chris Froome and his yellow jersey rivals are still in action, so catch the final moments on our live feed here.

  14. Trescothick runscoring earns Somerset victory

    Cricket

    Marcus Trescothick

    Marcus Trescothick has shepherded Somerset to a 10-wicket victory against Nottinghamshire in quite incredible fashion in the County Championship.

    In the first innings, the 40-year-old was the last wicket to fall, as he equalled the Somerset record for first-class centuries, his 218 the 49th of his career.

    Then in the second innings he remained 37 not out in a century partnership with fellow opener Johann Myburgh, who scored 58, after Notts had set 99 to win.

    He was on the pitch in every minute of the match. Quite superb.

    Follow the final session of the remaining County matches on live text and radio here.

  15. Finance group seals Sauber takeover

    Formula 1

    Marcus Ericsson

    The struggling Sauber team's future is secured in a takeover by the Switzerland-based company Longbow Finance.

    The takeover ends a lot of the uncertainty over the future of the Swiss team, who have been struggling with financial issues for some years.

    Founder Peter Sauber, who was chairman, has retired, but Monisha Kaltenborn remains chief executive officer. The team name will also stay. "We are very pleased we can secure the future of Sauber at the pinnacle of motorsport," said Kaltenborn.

  16. Post update

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    If you were paying attention earlier, you'll remember we asked you...

    Well you've been very patient, and I'm sure you nailed it. Personally, I was lost, as my NBA knowledge is worse than poor. 

    Congrats if you got all six.

  17. Hodgson sessions uninspiring - Agger

    Football

    Daniel Agger

    Former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has given a fascinating, and rather damning, insight into life at Anfield under former manager Roy Hodgson.

    In an interview with Danish paper Jyllands-Posten (translated here by the Guardian) Agger described training under Hodgson - who resigned as England manager after Euro 2016 - as "uninspiring".

    “I completely lost my desire to come to work because his training sessions were really hard to get through. Not physically but mentally," said Agger, who retired from playing this summer aged 31.

    "It was the same and the same and the same. Day in and day out."

  18. Yasir the best since Warne - Stokes

    England v Pakistan Test series

    Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah

    England's Ben Stokes says top-ranked Test bowler Yasir Shah of Pakistan is the "best leg spinner since Shane Warne".

    Yasir, 30, earned match figures of 10-141 as Pakistan beat England by 75 runs in the first Test at Lord's last week.

    Stokes and James Anderson missed the match but both return for Friday's second Test at Old Trafford.

    "They're a very good team but we go into the Test knowing how he goes about bowling and we should be able to counteract that," Stokes said.

  19. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    Red cards for swearing at referees

    Pete Yates: You don't need to be much of a lip-reader to know how players speak to refs. If players show some respect will be fine.

    Karl Eastwood: Nigel Owens commented he would like to ref a game of football but it would be 5-a-side by 1/2 time! It now needs that approach.

    Ben Smith: Maybe it should be the captain and only the captain that speaks with officials as well on match day.

    Nigel Owens and Chris Robshaw
    Image caption: Rugby referee Nigel Owens with England captain Chris Robshaw. Does football need to follow rugby union's lead to establish more respect for the officials?
  20. Brentford sales for 'economic' reasons

    Football

    Jake Bidwell

    Brentford boss Dean Smith has said that "economic" reasons were behind the sales of Jake Bidwell and David Button to rival clubs.

    "Economics tells you that if players don't want to commit then you try to get the best deal you can for them," Smith told BBC Radio London.

    "We have done that with Bidwell and Button."