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Live Reporting

By Mandeep Sanghera and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    That is the end of today's Sportsday Live.

    Don't miss the live football text later on as Manchester City look to secure their spot in the Champions League group phase.

    Also, England are currently taking on Pakistan in a one-day international and you can follow all the action here.

    Sportsday will be back at 08:00 BST on Thursday for all the transfer rumours and gossip as well as the reaction to tonight's sport. As always, thanks for all your contributions. Bye for now.

  2. McDonald to discuss Foxes future


    Andrew McDonald

    Leicestershire are to talk to elite performance director Andrew McDonald about his future with the club, chief executive Wasim Khan has confirmed.

    The 35-year-old has been linked with a move back to Australia to coach his home state of Victoria.

    "We're not surprised he's getting approached left, right and centre in different states of New Zealand and Australia," Khan said.

    "We're going to have a conversation to see where things are at with him."

    McDonald, who has a contract with Leicestershire which runs until the end of the 2017 season, could make a decision on his future by Friday.

  3. 'Excited to have the honour'


    Some quotes from United States international defender DeAndre Yedlin who has moved from Tottenham Hotspur to Newcastle for an undisclosed fee after Daryl Janmaat left the north east to join Watford earlier today.

    Yedlin, 23, has signed on a five-year-contract at St. James' Park and becomes the ninth player to join the Championship side this season.

    "Newcastle is such a big and historic club, and I'm excited to have the honour of playing for them. Hopefully I can do great things here," said Yedlin.

    "I'm excited to learn under Rafa Benitez as well. He has an amazing résumé and I know he will help improve me a lot. I can't wait to get started."

  4. Newcastle sign Tottenham defender


  5. Sinfield appointed RFL rugby director


    Kevin Sinfield

    Former Leeds Rhinos and England captain Kevin Sinfield has been appointed rugby director at the Rugby Football League.

    Sinfield played more than 500 games for Leeds between 1997 and 2015, and spent a year with rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie before retiring in May.

    The 35-year-old's new role includes helping create the England team's four-year plan for the 2021 World Cup.

    He will also work with the RFL's commercial team to help players find new careers after their retirement.

    "The 20 years Kevin has spent as a player at the very highest level of the game will provide us with incredible insight," RFL chief executive Nigel Wood said.

  6. European Super League move 'would lead to war'


    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    Any move to form a breakaway super league involving Europe's top sides would lead to "war" between the clubs and the governing body, says a leading Uefa presidential candidate.

    Alexander Ceferin, who heads the Slovenian FA and holds more than 20 pledges of support for his presidential candidacy, insists any closed super league is "out of the question".

    Talks involving leading European clubs and Uefa have been ongoing for a number of months, with a Champions League format revamp under discussion.

    A decision on potential changes could be announced as early as Friday.

    Read more here

    Europe football
  7. WI & SA outfields rated 'poor' by ICC


    Umpire Gregory Brathwaite inspects the damaged outfield in Trinidad

    The outfields for the Tests between West Indies and India, and South Africa and New Zealand, have been rated "poor" by the International Cricket Council.

    Only 22 overs were bowled in the fourth Test in Trinidad as the surface was unplayable following pre-match rain.

    The last three days of the first Test in Durban were wiped out after heavy rain saturated a newly laid outfield.

    The West Indies Cricket Board and Cricket South Africa may be warned or fined up to $15,000.

    Both boards have 14 days to respond to the match referees' reports.

  8. Hamilton likely to face Belgian penalty

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton

    Mercedes say Lewis Hamilton is "likely" to suffer a grid penalty for using too many engine parts at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.

    The team say they will know for certain on Thursday, but a decision to take the extra engine parts Hamilton needs would mean a drop of at least 20 grid places.

    A series of failures early in the season meant that Hamilton used up more engine components than planned.

    He heads into the race 19 championship points ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg.

  9. Murray seeded second for US Open


    Andy Murray has been seeded second in the men's singles for the US Open, with fellow Briton Johanna Konta a career-high 13th in the women's singles.

    World number two Murray, 29, has reached the final of all three Grand Slams this year, winning Wimbledon for a second time last month. Konta, 25, is ranked 14th in the world.

    Defending US Open champion Novak Djokovic, who has had a wrist injury, is the top seed at Flushing Meadows.

    American Serena Williams is seeded one for the women's singles. 

    Andy Murray and Johanna Konta
  10. Murray v Djokovic

    US Open

    Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray

    One is an Olympic champion, the other is the defending US Open champion. Who are you backing between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic when the tournament starts in five days?

    Five-time US Open champion Roger Federer: "Novak’s the favourite. He’s got a great record against Andy and a great record in the US Open. On the hard court he’s tough to beat. I think the conditions will be perfect for him.

    “I’ve been Impressed with Andy. He has had an incredible summer. I was happy for him when he won Olympic gold and now he’s had a good run at Cincinnati. I hope he can keep up a good race with Novak for the number one spot. It’ll be an exciting US Open.”

    Federer, who has a knee injury, was speaking at an event to launch the 'Laver Cup', a Ryder-Cup style Europe v Rest of the World tennis weekend set for September 2017.

  11. Are you one in 5.6 million?


    Did you know that research shows... 

    • 20 million people volunteer in England at least once a month
    • 9 million volunteer at least once a year
    • 5.6 million of monthly volunteers help out with local sport?

    Join in the conversation using #BBCUnsungHero and nominate your local sporting hero with Get Inspired.

    Research courtesy of Sport England

  12. Recognise the unsung heroes


    The BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award has been launched today, and you have until 23 October to nominate volunteers with the winner being announced at BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

    People volunteer specifically in sport for a number of reasons, including:

    • Parents supporting children who are part of a sports club
    • Giving something back to the community
    • Pride in helping a club do well
    • Desire to remain involved with a sport after retiring from playing

    Do you know any dedicated volunteers? 

    Get them some recognition by nominating them for a BBC Unsung Hero award - and get involved with the online conversation with #BBCUnsungHero.

    Research courtesy of Sport England

  13. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    When has your side thrown away an almost certain victory?

    Royals Rendezvous: Reading 4-0 Arsenal after 35 minutes in the League Cup. Only to lose 7-5 in ET. Still sore about this to this day.

    Phil Appleby: Gillingham FC vs ManCity, '99 Division Two play-off final 2-0 up with three minutes to go. City equalise in 95th min & win on pens. Heartbroken.

    Ewan: Falkirk 3-0 up at half time against Hibs in Scottish Cup semi final, went on to lose 4-3 in ET.

    Gillingham Manchester City
  14. Fan attacked keeper 'because of losing bet'


    A teenager who attacked a goalkeeper during a Swedish first division match acted because he was about to lose a bet on the game.

    In the 90th minute of the Jonkoping v Ostersund match on 15 August, the 17-year-old, whose face was masked, ran on to the pitch and attacked away goalkeeper Aly Keita.

    Keita was clutching his head as he returned to the changing rooms where he was tended to by medics, with the referee stopping the game which had been heading towards a 1-1 draw.

    The teenager, whose name has not been disclosed, told investigators "he had bet on a certain score in the match and when the score was not what he had hoped for he acted out of disappointment," prosecutor Pernilla Torsleff wrote in a statement. 

    Sweden fan
  15. Trott 'frustrated' by questioning of British success

    Track Cycling

    Four-time Olympic champion Laura Trott is frustrated rival riders have questioned Britain's Rio track success.

    British riders won six gold medals, four silvers and one bronze in Brazil, having taken 12 medals at London 2012.

    World championships in between have yielded fewer medals and several rivals - including Australia's Anna Meares - have questioned the team's improvement.

    "It is a little bit frustrating because there's a lot of hard work gone into that performance," Trott, 24, said. 

    Laura Trott
  16. Rio 2016 remembered


    Missing the Olympics? Well, why don't you watch some of the the funniest moments from Rio 2016 to cheer yourself up. 

    I'm afraid this video is available to UK users only.

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    Video caption: Rio Olympics 2016: Funniest moments of the Games
  17. 'Heart and soul' of dodgeball


    The BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award has been launched today, and you have until 23 October to nominate volunteers with the winner being announced at BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

    Sadly we're not able to accept posthumous nominations, but student David has been in touch to commemorate Nick Pinnock. Nick sadly died in April, and was "the heart and soul of the dodgeball community".

    Quote Message: Nick gave up so much of his time to the sport and a lot of his work was overlooked by many. Whenever we had to be up at 6am for a tournament, Nick would've been up earlier getting things ready. His dedication to the sport was second to none and there is no one I can think of that deserves this award more than him. from David Pringle Dodgeball player
    David PringleDodgeball player

    If you'd like to nominate somebody for a BBC Unsung Hero Award, take a look at Get Inspired's website - and join in the conversation online with #BBCUnsungHero.

  18. Australia's Faulkner takes ODI hat-trick


    James Faulkner

    All-rounder James Faulkner has become the sixth Australian to take a one-day international hat-trick, in the second match against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

    The left-arm seamer, 26, dismissed Kusal Perera with the final ball of the 46th over before removing Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera in the 48th.

    Sri Lanka, 1-0 down in the five-match series, were bowled out for 288.

    Bruce Reid, Anthony Stuart, Brett Lee, Clint McKay and Dan Christian are the other Australians with ODI hat-tricks. Faulkner finished with figures of 3-45 from nine overs.

  19. Clarke appointed FA chairman


    Greg Clarke has been appointed as chairman of the Football Association, replacing Greg Dyke, who did not seek re-election when his three-year term ended in June.

    David Gill, who was acting chairman, reverts to the vice-chairman role. 

    Clarke said: "I’m delighted to be confirmed at the next chairman of The FA and I’m relishing the challenge.

    "The FA has the ability to have the most positive effect on football in this country – from the grassroots game all the way through to the men’s and women’s senior England teams. I’m looking forward to continuing that good work and playing my part in representing an FA that we can all be proud of."

  20. Men only?


    Sport England research shows volunteering in general is equally popular with all genders – but when it comes to sport, men dominate.  A whopping 60% of sporting volunteers are men.

    What do you reckon? Let us know online using #BBCUnsungHero, and regardless of gender you can nominate your sporting volunteer for this year's Unsung Hero awards with Get Inspired.