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Summary

  1. Euro 2020 launch in London
  2. Eight EFL Cup ties
  3. Fulham v Bristol City, Northampton v Man Utd, QPR v Sunderland, Southampton v Crystal Palace, Swansea v Man City, West Ham v Accrington (all 19:45 BST)
  4. Stoke v Hull, Tottenham v Gillingham (both 20:00)
  5. GET INVOLVED #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Alex Bysouth and Richard Winton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Until next time...

    Well then, that's all from us for today's Sportsday. Thanks as always for getting involved.

    It's officially hump day, and that means the weekend is within touching distance, sort of, so why not celebrate by sticking around on the BBC Sport website and enjoying all the fun of the EFL Cup third round with us?

    We'll have live text commentary bringing you updates from all of Wednesday's games, or you could always opt instead for BBC Radio 5 live's coverage....or how about both?

    Either way, enjoy.

  2. Refugee Mardini speaks at leaders' summit

    Rio Olympics

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    You may remember Yusra Mardini, she is the Syrian refugee who was forced to swim for her life to start a new one in Germany, and ended up swimming at the Rio Olympic Games.

    If you don't, then this piece from BBC Sport's Aimee Lewis is well worth a read.

    Mardini has since been speaking at a Leaders' Summit on Refugees, along with the likes of US President Barack Obama.

  3. No 'car park training session'

    Football

    Manchester United geared up for their EFL Cup visit to Northampton Town with a stretching routine in a car park. 

    Images of Jose Mourinho watching on as his players limbered up in unusual surroundings ahead of their meeting with the League One side gained plenty of attention on social media.

    However, Press Association Sport says it was not a training session. As is the case for most away matches, they had gone for a walk and had a stretch before the game. 

    Manchester United
    Image caption: This image was posted on Snapchat and shared around social media
  4. Southampton v Crystal Palace

    EFL Cup third round (19:45 BST)

    Charlie Austin

    Southampton will be without forward Jay Rodriguez, who has a groin problem, so Charlie Austin, who came off the bench to score the winner against Swansea on Sunday, could start.

    Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye could feature, having recovered from a groin problem. Defender James Tomkins is out after picking up a knee injury in Sunday's 4-1 league win over Stoke.

    Follow live text commentary and BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio coverage right here from 18:30 BST.

  5. On this day...

    Athletics

    Paula Radcliffe

     2003: Paula Radcliffe set a new half-marathon world record at the Great North Run in Newcastle.

  6. Crolla 'has answers' for Linares

    Boxing

    Anthony Crolla

    Britain's Anthony Crolla admits Jorge Linares is the best opponent he has faced but believes he will expose his weaknesses when they meet on Saturday.

    Crolla, 29, will make the third defence of his WBA lightweight title against Linares at the Manchester Arena.

    In his only fight on British soil last May, Japan-based Venezuelan Linares stopped Kevin Mitchell in 10 rounds.

    "I rate Linares very highly but I genuinely believe I'll have an answer for whatever he shows me," said Crolla.

  7. Swansea v Man City

    EFL Cup third round (19:45 BST)

    Vincent Kompany

    The 2013 winners host the 2014 and 2016 winners at the Liberty Stadium, with full-back Neil Taylor set to return to the Swansea side.

    Man City captain Vincent Kompany could make his first start of the season after a long lay off with a thigh problem. David Silva remains a doubt with a leg injury.

    Follow live text commentary and BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio coverage right here from 18:30 BST.

  8. Man of Steel nominees

    Rugby league

    As the end of the rugby league season draws closer, Super League chiefs have revealed the three-man shortlist for this year's Steve Prescott Man of Steel award.

    The 2016 winner will be one of Hull FC pair Gareth Ellis and Danny Houghton andCastleford Tigers' Denny Solomona.  

  9. Blackburn sign Brown on free transfer

    Football

    Wes Brown

    Blackburn Rovers have signed former England defender Wes Brown on a free transfer until the end of the season.

    The 36-year-old was released by Sunderland in the summer following a five-year spell with the Premier League side.

    Brown will also assist coaching Blackburn's under-23 side as part of his contract at Ewood Park.

  10. Northampton Town v Manchester United

    EFL Cup third round (19:45 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Jose Mourinho

    United travel to Northampton off the back of three consecutive defeats and Jose Mourinho will be hoping to stop the rot against their League One opponents.

    Northampton have never beaten the visitors but, with United crashing out to lower league opposition in each of the last two seasons, the Cobblers may well fancy their chances.

    Listen to all the build-up and BBC Radio 5 live commentary right here from 19:00 BST.

  11. Answer time...

    Question of Sport

    Did you guess today's Question of Sport teaser? If not, we'll put you out of your misery....

    We asked you to name the four men in the PDC Order of Merit Top 20 whose surname begins with W. 

    The answers are: James Wade, Ian White, Simon Whitlock and Peter Wright.

  12. Apple in talks with McLaren

    Formula 1

    McLaren

    Apple Inc has approached British Formula 1 team owner McLaren Technology Group over a strategic investment or a potential buyout, reports the Financial Times.

    The paper suggests McLaren is likely to be valued at between £1b and £1.5b.

  13. Tottenham v Gillingham

    EFL Cup third round (20:00 BST)

    Vincent Janssen

    New signing Vincent Janssen could start for Tottenham tonight after Harry Kane has been ruled out with ankle ligament damage. Janssen is yet to find the net this season since his summer move from AZ Alkmaar.

    Gillingham's only absence is Jamie O'Hara who will miss the game with a heel injury.

    Follow live text commentary and BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio coverage right here from 18:30 BST.

  14. Iron man, soft heart...

    Ironman

    Amateur athlete Sam Davis reveals himself as the man of iron with a soft heart as he proposes to his girlfriend Georgie Anderson after completing the 140-mile Ironman Wales event in Tenby.  

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    Video caption: He's just completed the 140-mile Ironman Wales but has one more thing to do - Propose!
  15. Stoke v Hull

    EFL Cup third round (20:00 BST)

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Last season's semi-finalists Stoke will be looking to kick-start their season after four straight defeats in the league and will be boosted by the return from injury of Xherdan Shaqiri.

    Hull, who reached the quarter-finals last year, could hand Ryan Mason, Will Keane and Dieumerci Mbokani their first starts of the season.

    Follow live text commentary and BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio coverage right here from 18:30 BST.

  16. Tough test ahead for GB

    Davis Cup 2017

    Their exit in the semi-finals of this year's event is still raw but Great Britain already have a notion of who they might face in the first round of next year's Davis Cup...

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  17. 'He couldn’t sound any more Scottish'

    Football

    Angus Gunn

    “I’ve done my best to try and persuade him to choose Scotland. He is called Angus Fraser James Gunn..."

    Former Aberdeen, Norwich and Scotland goalkeeper Bryan Gunn has been speaking to the Scottish Sun about his son's decision to represent England. 

    Manchester City keeper Angus, 20, made his competitive England under-21 debut against Norway last week.

  18. Fulham v Bristol City

    EFL Cup third round (19:45 BST)

    Luca de la Torre

    Fulham's Dennis Adeniran and Luca de la Torre are set to play, with midfielders Scott Parker and Kevin McDonald likely to be rested. Jesse Joronen could once again replace David Button in goal.

    City's Hordur Magnusson and Joe Bryan miss out though injury, while winger Jamie Paterson is cup-tied. Right-back Adam Matthews is available after a hamstring problem.

    Follow live text commentary and BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio coverage right here from 18:30 BST.

  19. Get Involved - Euro 2020

    #bbcsportsday

    Aengus De Burca: Quarter final in Baku? Only a 5000-mile round trip? Mmmmm, might give that one a miss.

    Tyson Henly: Euro 2020 an innovative format or a presidential voting mechanism involving 13 (of 55) FAs for a previous regime?