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4 September 2012 Last updated at 22:23

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  1. 0800: 

    Hello and welcome to Sportsday Live. We have another action-packed day ahead at the Paralympics in London, plus all the other breaking sports news as it happens.

    So what is on the agenda today after yesterday's action where Rory McIlroy was victorious at the Deutsche Bank Open last night in America, Andy Murray beat Milos Raonic in the US Open last 16 and Dimitar Berbatov hit out at former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

    Well, we have David Weir and Ellie Simmonds going for gold again in London and more action from the US Open at Flushing Meadows, plus Roy Hodgson speaks to the media today ahead of England's World Cup qualifier against Moldova on Friday.

  2. 0805: 

    As always we begin with the top three stories from Tuesday's football gossip column.

    Arsenal sent scouts to watch Manchester United target Liam Moore in action for Leicester last weekend. (Metro)

    Liverpool do not intend to sign former player Michael Owen despite the current dearth of strikers at the club, and the 32-year-old is instead expected to sign a two-year, £1.5m-per-season contract with Stoke. (Daily Mail)

    Fernando Torres, 28, has promised Chelsea "a magic season" now he is the club's first choice striker following the exit of Didier Drogba. (Daily Mirror)

  3. 0811: 

    It is Day 6 at the Paralympics and we are expecting more gold to come for Great Britain.

    David Weir and Ellie Simmonds could once again be the headline makers, with Weir all set to star in the Olympic Stadium in the 1500m (21:42) and Simmonds one of several Britons targeting 50m freestyle gold in the pool at 17:50, with the heats beginning at 09:56. Archer Danielle Brown (16:00) and boccia hope Nigel Murray (17:50) defend their titles from Beijing, while Wheelchair Fencing gets under way at the ExCel Centre.

    Coverage: BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra from 09:25.


    So Andy Murray is into his eight consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final as he beat Milos Raonic in the US Open last 16. The Scot will face Tomas Berdych, the sixth seed, who has made his first US Open quarter-final.

    BBC Tennis correspondent Jonathan Overend said: "Reaching this stage is not easy and should never be taken for granted. Murray's win over Raonic was ultra professional and tactically brilliant. Comfortably his best performance of the tournament so far."

    What did you make of Murray's display? Can he win his first Grand Slam? Let us know what you think at #bbcsportsday

  5. 0822: 

    Mark Lawrenson has claimed Liverpool's owners are just excluding themselves from blame for the Reds' poor transfer window in the Daily Mirror following main owner John Henry's open letter to supporters.

    He writes: "Liverpool's American owners are basically ­exonerating themselves over what happened on the last day of the transfer window. They obviously decided he was a bit too old so they thought they'd try and pinch him. Which is fine. That happens. You chuck in a offer on deadline day and see what transpires.

    "But there was no possible way that Fulham were going to accept it because ­everybody else knew Tottenham and Sunderland were interested. The open letter written by owner John W Henry won't be acceptable to the fans."

  6. 0827: 

    The penultimate round of County Championship matches begin today, with September heralding 10:30 BST starts. Division One leaders Warwickshire head for bottom-of-the-table Worcestershire with a 22-point advantage over second-placed Sussex, knowing victory at New Road could secure the title while condemning their Midlands rivals to relegation.

    Last season's champions Lancashire are favourites to join Worcestershire in Division Two next season as they go into their final two games 17 points from safety. They need to beat Middlesex at Lord's to realistically keep their chances of survival alive, or they could become the third team - after Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire - to be relegated the year after being crowned champions.

    You can view coverage details on the BBC Sport website here.

  7. 0828: 

    In Division Two, long-time leaders Derbyshire could secure promotion if they beat third-placed Kent at Canterbury. But a Kent victory will send the battle for the two promotion spots to the final game of the season, with Yorkshire and Hampshire also both hopeful of playing Division One cricket next summer.


    So Dimitar Berbatov has publicly criticised Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson after he left the club on transfer deadline day to join Fulham.

    "I said goodbye to the people who deserve it, I couldn't say goodbye to Ferguson," said the Bulgarian. "I know he's the boss but he has lost, to some extent, my respect because of the way he treated me.

    "I don't think I deserved such treatment at United, not playing in the last year," he added. Was he right to criticise Ferguson? Let us know what you think at #bbcsportsday

  9. 0842: 

    Australia captain Michael Clarke praised his side after they bounced back from their humbling in England to claim a 2-1 one-day international series win over Pakistan in Sharjah last night.

    "It's very special, obviously after our defeat in England," Clarke said. "You know, we worked really hard before coming on this series. We were up in Darwin as a team and worked hard against spin bowling."

  10. 0849: 

    Turkish side Fenerbahce completed the signing of Portugal midfielder Raul Meireles from Chelsea on a four-year deal.

  11. 0854: 

    England host a news conference today at 1330 BST ahead of their opening World Cup qualifier against Moldova on Friday. Leighton Baines could be in line for his first competitive start following Ashley Cole's withdrawal.

  12. 0900: 

    From BBC Monitoring: Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says the ommission of Antonio Cassano from the Azzurri squad for Friday's World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria may not be permanent, but the Inter striker needs to regain his fitness after suffering a minor stroke last year.


    Brazil forward Hulk, who was linked with Chelsea earlier this summer, has joined Zenit St Petersburg from Porto in a transfer deal reportedly worth 40 million euros (£32m).

    Why do you think the Brazilian has decided to join the Russian side instead of a more high-profile European club? Let us know what you think at #bbcsportsday

  14. 0910:  
    Gordon Farquhar, BBC SportPARALYMPICS

    There are three gold medal chances today in dressage for GB Paralympics. First Sophie Wells in grade 4 freestyle, she rides at 1045 BST. Deb Criddle rides in Grade 3 at 1515, and finally Sophie Christiansen goes for a golden treble in grade 1a at 1730. We're under way here, in the glorious sunshine.

  15. 0914: 

    France manager Didier Deschamps has indicated that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is unhappy with comments made by new club boss Andre Villas-Boas, just four days after his move to White Hart Lane. Lloris left Lyon for Tottenham in an £8m move on Friday, with the clear intention of taking the number one shirt from Brad Friedel.

    Friedel responded to his arrival by producing one of the performances of his career against Norwich on Saturday, prompting Villas-Boas to say that Lloris would have a fight on his hands to win a starting spot.

    Deschamps, in comments reported by L`Equipe, said: "Hugo has not appreciated the statements of his coach. I do not want Hugo to find himself in this situation."

  16. 0921: 

    Former England captain Alec Stewart asks who should be England's next Test opener in his latest column following Andrew Strauss's retirement from all forms of cricket last week.

  17. 0925: 

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson: "Hushed tones in the ExCeL for the boccia as the McGuire brothers Peter and Stephen get their pairs bronze medal play-off against Canada under way. The Scots won silver at the 2010 World Championships but were beaten by Brazil in Monday's semi-finals. And they have got off to a bad start here and trail 4-0 after the first of four ends. Each team has six balls in each end with the aim to get the balls closer to the white target ball, known as the jack, than your opponents. This is the first of two boccia matches involving Great Britain with the BC1/2 team, who won gold in Beijing, up against Portugal at 10:30 for bronze in their class."


    Following on from Dimitar Berbatov's controversial quotes about Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, here are some of your thoughts.

    Jono Lee Pearson on Twitter: "Berba needs to understand that Fergie was only picking the team he felt was the strongest. He just didn't fit the style of play."

    Mark Handley on Twitter: "To be fair,most probably sympathise with Berbatov's sentiment. Some tactfulness should come as a professional sportsman though."

    Carl Oliver on Twitter: "Berbatov has a right to criticise but if he was not such a lazy player, he may of played more games."

    Let us know what you think at #bbcsportsday

  19. 0938: 

    From BBC Monitoring: The Asian Football Confederation has sent condolences to the family and friends of Jordan FA technical director Mahmoud El Gohary, who has died aged 74. An Egyptian and Arab football icon, El Gohary led the Pharaohs to the 1990 World Cup in Italy and steered Egypt to glory in the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations. He was a great success at club level, having been at the helm of Cairo giants Al Ahly and Zamalek and winning African club titles with both teams.

  20. 0943: 

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury at the Aquatics Centre: "Ah, the "Aquadome" - steaming with enthusiasm and competitiveness. The morning heats have started well for Great Britain with Thomas Young, Sean Fraser and Oliver Hynd through to the final of the men's S8 100m backstroke. Britain's swimming heroine Ellie Simmonds starts her campaign for a third 2012 Paralympics gold in the S6 50m freestyle heats at 09:56 BST."

    Coverage: BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra

  21. 0945:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 5 live sports extraPARALYMPICS

    Oliver Hynd speaking to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra after qualifying for the men's S8 100m backstroke: "For a morning swim, I just wanted to get to the final to see what I do tonight. That stroke is one of my strongest strokes so I want to give it all. I won't be holding back in the final."

  22. 0950: 

    Kieron Dyer says he's delighted for team-mate Ale Faurlin, who made his first Premier League start in almost eight months in QPR's weekend defeat at Manchester City.

    He told the club website: "I'm obviously delighted for him, because all summer we were together, pulling each other through. It's good that we're both coming back into the fold at exactly the same time."

  23. 0955: 

    Vincent Kompany says Manchester City are relishing the "great challenge" of a difficult Champions League group. Premier League winners City will face the champions of Spain, Germany and the Netherlands - Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Ajax - in Group D.

    "It's a great challenge and I do think we're the kind of team that gets better when the challenges are greater," captain Kompany told BBC Radio Manchester. "It's perfect for us. There won't be any moment where we're surprised."

  24. 1000: 

    Jenson Button has admitted to being "disappointed" with Lewis Hamilton after his McLaren team-mate tweeted sensitive data prior to Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix. Button told national newspapers: "I'll say disappointed. We work so hard to improve the car and to keep things like that private. I don't think it is for me to be angry with Lewis as it's not a personal thing.

    "It's more the information we work so hard to keep secret and private, that was the thing I didn't want to see on Twitter."

  25. 1004: 

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury at the Aquatics Centre: "Billinge swimmer Heather Frederiksen looks a strong favourite to retain her S6 100m backstroke title later on Tuesday after posting the fastest time in the heats."

  26. 1008: 

    Ellie Simmonds finishes second in her S6 50m freestyle heat behind the Netherlands' Mirjam De Koning-Peper.

  27. 1010: 

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at the ExCeL Arena: "There is no joy for GB boccia brothers Peter and Stephen McGuire who lose 8-2 to Canada's Marco Dispaltro and Josh Vandervies in the BC4 pairs bronze medal play-off at ExCeL. The GB siblings, who hail from Bellshill near Glasgow, had an uphill task after going 4-0 down after the first of four ends. They pulled it back to 4-1 after the second end but Canada won the third end 4-0 and there was nothing that the McGuires could do. Next up is the BC1/2 team bronze medal play-off with GB up against Portugal."

  28. 1013:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 5 live sports extraPARALYMPICS

    Ellie Simmonds speaking to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra after qualifying for tonight's S6 50m freestyle final: "I'm going to try and go out there and swim a personal best. It is not all about winning medals, it would be amazing if I did but I probably won't. I'm just having the best experience of my life. I just don't want this to end."

  29. 1018: 

    Jay Spearing believes he still has a future at Liverpool, despite joining relegated Bolton on a season-long loan. The 23-year-old midfielder had not featured in the Premier League under new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers before moving to the Reebok Stadium on Friday.

    Spearing told BBC Radio Manchester: "We had a really good chat about how we thought the season was going to go. We both decided that it would be good for me to go out, get some experience and play some football." And when asked if he felt he could make an impact on his return to Anfield, Spearing added: "I don't see why not, but at the moment I'm with Bolton."

  30. 1022: 

    From BBC Monitoring: Brazil striker Hulk has described his transfer from Porto to Zenit St Petersburg as "another victory, another important step".

    Speaking to the Russian club's official website, Hulk thanked Porto for introducing him to European football. "I was very happy in Portugal," he said, "and I want to be happy in Russia too."

  31. 1024: 

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury at the Aquatics Centre: "Ellie Simmonds will face an almighty battle to add to her Paralympics 2012 medal haul. The 17-year-old Briton was fourth fastest in the morning's S6 50m freestyle heats. Netherlands' Mirjam De Koning-Peper looks good bet to land gold after setting a new Paralympics record."

  32. 1029: 
    CRICKET- Middlesex v Lancashire

    BBC Radio Lancashire's Scott Read: "Morning from Lord's, a bright and sunny day in the capital for Lancashire's biggest game of the season. The toss has gone Lancashire's way and they've elected to bowl first. One change for the Red Rose from the draw against Durham, Ajmal Shahzad returns to the side in place of Gary Keedy."


    Brazil striker Hulk, who had talks with Chelsea in May, has joined Zenit St Petersburg from Porto in a transfer deal worth £32m. We asked what you thought of the move, here are some of your replies:

    Josh Hobbs on Twitter: "Baffled by the Hulk transfer, it's not just a move to a less high profile club than expected but also a step backwards for him."

    Stephen Orwin on Twitter: "Not surprising that Hulk has gone to Russia. I wad watching it the other day, it actually is really excited and good quality."

    Jack Williams on Twitter: "Hulk joined Zenit St Petersburg purely for the money. The game of football is now all about the size of the wallet."

    Let us know what you think at #bbcsportsday

  34. 1035: 

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson at Eton Manor: "It may not be quite Wimbledon, indeed the weather is a good deal better than SW19's usual this morning, but Eton Manor is a grand stage for the Paralympic wheelchair tennis. Amongst the early starters this morning is Great Britain's Peter Norfolk who is aiming for a third successive Paralympic quad singles title.

    "The 51-year-old, nicknamed the Quadfather, will be making Israel's Shraga Weinberg an offer he will struggle to refuse in their quarter-final from 1100 BST."

  35. 1038: 

    Responding to speculation in newspapers that Andy Carroll could be recalled by Liverpool from his loan move to West Ham in January, Hammers co-owner David Gold tweeted: "The exact terms of AC year long loan deal is subject to a confidentiality agreement but we are hopeful he will be with us the whole season."

  36. 1043: 

    Liverpool defender Daniel Agger believes the players have to take greater responsibility for goalscoring. Brendan Rodgers's side have scored just twice in three league matches - and both came in the 2-2 draw at home to Manchester City. The Reds' options up front have been stretched by the failure to find a replacement for Andy Carroll, who was loaned to West Ham.

    "Of course the lack of goals so far is a concern. You could see against Arsenal [Sunday's 2-0 defeat] that it wasn't only one player," said the Denmark international. "It wasn't two players, it was three, four, five, six players who had chances, including myself."

  37. 1048: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the Olympic Stadium: "Good morning all. Really enjoyed my summer at the Aquatics Centre, but today I'm super excited about the prospect of a little athletics action!

    "We've already had the first British athletes out on the track, but it's been a disappointing start with both London Marathon winner Shelly Woods and Tanni Grey-Thompson's prodigy Jade Jones failing to make it through to the T54 800m final. After missing out in the 400m yesterday it's further agony for Jones, who was just two one hundredths from progressing today."

  38. 1050: 

    Bradford centre Adrian Purtell will see a sports cardiologist in London tomorrow to undergo tests which could determine whether he is able to save his playing career. The 27-year-old Australian has not played since suffering a heart attack in the aftermath of the Magic Weekend defeat by Leeds in May.

    "I'll have an ECG and other stress tests to see how my heart responds, get the results and then talk things through with the club doctor and [coach] Mick [Potter]," Purtell told the Bradford Telegraph & Argus.

  39. 1052: 

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson at Eton Manor: "Esther Vergeer's run of success in the women's singles is less a winning streak more a winning stroll. The 31-year-old Dutchwoman's has won 467 straight singles matches since her last defeat way back in January 2003 and recorded 6-0 6-0 wins in her first two matches in this tournament.

    "Thailand's Sakhorn Khanthasit is the next opponent stood quivering between Vergeer and a fourth successive Paralympic singles. Their match is second on Centre Court today, and you would be wise to get there on time. It may not last long."

  40. 1055: 

    Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher is hoping his Barclays Premier League debut double for the club will help to justify his £12m fee.

    The 25-year-old, who helped himself to his first goals for the club in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Swansea, said: "There are always people talking about the fee. I'm just happy to get the two goals to repay the gaffer and his faith in bringing me here to the club. It takes a lot of pressure off myself because obviously the fans are going to expect goals. Hopefully I can get a few more now."

  41. 1058: 

    Top-flight clubs must submit their 25-man squads to the Premier League by 1600 BST today. A full club-by-club breakdown will be available on the Premier League website at 1700-1800 this evening.

    If a club is unable to name 25 fit, over-21 players, in their squad they will be allowed to submit a list with a number of open positions that can then be filled by free agents at any time. However, clubs who do have 25 fit and over-21 players cannot deliberately leave players off the list in order to fill them with free agents between now and January 1.

  42. 1100: 

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury at the Aquatics Centre: "South Africa's Natalie du Toit, who competed at the 2008 Paralympics and Olympics, qualifies fastest for the 400m S9 freestyle final. She is one of the shortest odds-on favourites for gold at these Games. Swansea-based Stephanie Millward was second fastest, while 14-year-old Amy Marren and Lauren Steadman also made Tuesday's final."

  43. 1103: 

    As expected, Wales coach Warren Gatland will coach the 2013 British and Irish Lions during the tour of Australia, which begins in early June and runs through to early July.

  44. 1107:  
    BBC Radio 5 live rugby correspondent Ian Robertson:RUGBY UNION

    "As there was only really one name in the hat for the last 12 months, it comes as no surprise that Warren Gatland has been appointed head coach. He has recovered from serious injuries to both ankles sustained in a bad fall from the roof of his house in early summer but he was always the obvious candidate. He has an excellent track record with Wales, especially in the last 12 months and he was a key part of the Lions coaching team in South Africa in 2009."

  45. 1109: 

    He was pretty much the only man in contention for the role, but how do you think Warren Gatland will do as Lions coach for the tour of Australia next year? Who do you expect him to select in his squad for the tour? Can the Lions win down under? Get in touch with us with answers and opinions using hashtag #bbcsportsday.

  46. 1111: 
    BBC Sport’s Nick Hope at the Olympic Stadium:PARALYMPICS - SHOT PUT

    "Absolutely baking sunshine here in the in East London and we have the women's F37 shot put final currently taking place where Great Britain's Beverley Jones is ninth out of ten competitors after the first round with a throw of 8.58m.

    "Huge applause from the capacity crowd for China's Mi Na sets a world record of 12.20m with her first effort."

  47. 1113: 

    To give you the lowdown on Warren Gatland, the 48-year-old Wales coach was an assistant to Ian McGeechan during the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa. He will be the second foreign coach to lead the Lions, after his New Zealand compatriot Graham Henry led them to a 2-1 series defeat by Australia in 2001. Gatland's task is a tough one: guiding the Lions to their first series win in 16 years.


    Conor Jones on Twitter: "I think Gatland was the best choice but are some people right in saying the coach should be from the home nations?"

    Will Lockwood on Twitter: "Very excited by Gatland appointment and tour. My only concern is how few Scots, except maybe Denton, will get near Test squad"

    Chris Welton on Twitter: "Excellent choice. Can handle egos and always builds the strongest possible coaching team around him"

  49. 1117: 

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at at ExCel Arena: "Tense times in the boccia hall at the ExCeL and the bronze medal play-off in the BC1/2 team competition where Great Britain lead Portugal 2-1 after two ends. The GB team of Nigel Murray, David Smith and Dan Bentley lost a tight first end 1-0 but won the second 2-0. There are six ends in a match so there is still plenty of boccia to be played and the crowd are getting behind the GB team. There is even a Leamington FC flag on display - Murray hails from the town."

  50. 1120: 

    Great Britain's Sophie Wells wins silver in the Grade 4 freestyle dressage. Gold goes to Belgium's Michelle George, her second top medal of the London Games.

  51. 1122: 

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson at Eton Manor: "Absolutely frazzling conditions on Court One as Peter Norfolk and Israeli opponent Shraga Weinberg emerge for their quarter final. Norfolk may have won the quad singles title in both Athens and Beijing, but is seeded only third for the London title. American David Wagner, who Norfolk beat in the 2004 final, is top of the draw and is about to take on another Israeli, Boaz Kramer, over on Centre Court in his own last-eight encounter."

  52. 1124: 

    Newly announced British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland, who will lead teh side in Australia in 2013: "I am really honoured to have been asked to take the position of head coach for the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour to Australia. I really enjoyed the experience as one of the assistant coaches in 2009 and since then have harboured the ambition to lead the Tour to Australia next year.

    "There is no question it will be one hell of a challenge. Playing in the southern hemisphere is one of rugby's hardest challenges. The Lions came close in South Africa and our ambition is to win the series in 2013, and I believe we have the players to do that."

  53. 1125: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the Olympic Stadium: "Big improvements from GB's Beverley Jones as she survives the cull at the halfway stage of the F37 shot put and after reaching the top-eight the Beijing Paralympian will be able to throw three further times.

    "9.85m is her furthest throw so far, which is short of her 10.29m personal best and it will be a struggle for her to reach the podium, but Jones is going longer with each effort."

  54. 1128:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveCRICKET

    Last night on 5 live's Tuffers and Vaughan programme we discovered from The Sun's cricket correspondent John Etheridge that he had introduced Michael Vaughan to the legendary agony aunt Dear Deidre on an outfield in Sri Lanka, and even more incongruously, that 5 live presenter Mark Chapman was once the subject of a Dear Deidre photo casebook.

    You can download a podcast of the programme or listen again on the BBCiPlayer.

  55. 1133: 

    More from British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland: "It goes without saying that it is a huge honour to be British and Lions coach but more importantly it is a massive responsibility. It's also a massive responsibility to coaches and players who have gone before me.

    "The recovery is going well [from fracturing both heels in a freak accident while on holiday in New Zealand]. I'm still limping around a bit. The bone is mended and it's a case of strengthening up the calf and the ligaments around my ankles."

  56. 1135: 

    More from British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland: "The thing about 2009 [when I was one of the Lions's assistant coaches] was coming in keeping my head down and realising what the Lions involved. I found out that with the coaches and players it is the highlight of their career. As a player who played against the Lions I remember that day fondly.

    "We want to continue with some of the great rugby we played in South Africa. You can expect us to play open, attacking rugby tempered with winning rugby. We will be having a recce of Australia in December and I will be watching them as much as possible. It is a matter of keeping a close eye on them until the tour."

  57. 1138:  
    Former Wales international Jonathan Davies speaking to BBC Radio 5 live about Warren Gatland:RUGBY UNION

    "That's going to be the big decision for him [selecting his backroom team]. He was a stand-out candidate for the role and was assistant in 2009. It is difficult picking backroom staff, he knows how good Welsh boys are but he might go elsewhere. That will be a tough job but also selection the players will be tough.

    "It is a blow [that he will not be in charge of Wales at the Six Nations] but WRU have agreed it so he has confidence in his assistants. If things don't go well, questions will be asked though. Rob Howley took over in Australia because of Warren's injuries and almost got a win.

    "Not being involved with Wales will help him see other players play. He knows Welsh players well. If he was to stay involved with Wales then maybe his decisions would be influenced."

  58. 1141: 

    Warwickshire could claim the County Championship title this week. They are certainly giving themselves every chance of doing so as well. They have reduced Worcestershire to 22-6 on day one at Worcester. The home side may view opting to bat after winning the toss as a mistake.

  59. 1142: 

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson at Eton Manor: "Via a couple of commanding mid-court volleys, Great Britain's Peter Norfolk has broken for a 3-0 lead in the first set of his quad quarter-final against Israel's Shraga Weinberg. Some nifty little touches from Norfok in his general on-court style as well. The 51-year-old wedges his spare service ball between the spokes of his chair and also uses several metres of surgical tapes to bind his racquet securely to his right hand."

  60. 1146:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveFOOTBALL

    Tony Evans, the football editor of The Times, was a guest on last night's 5 live Monday Night Club and said of the current problems at Liverpool: "You look back at the past and see how well run the club has been, then in the last 20 years really it has all fallen apart. There is a lack of leadership and clear thinking at Anfield. [Owner] JW Henry is aware he has made mistakes but the time has come for him to act and make sure they have strong leadership. Unless he can find someone to take the club by the scruff of the neck, he has to get more involved, he can't sit in Boston and allow decisions to be made at Anfield that work against the club. Liverpool are a laughing stock at the moment."

    You can download a podcast of the programme or listen again on the BBC iPlayer.

  61. 1150: 

    So we've seen Dimitar Berbatov having a pop at Sir Alex Ferguson, Paolo Di Canio laying down the law to keeper Wes Fotheringham and Oscar Pistorius venting over his 200m defeat in recent days. But what other sporting outbursts live long in your memory? Which sportsmen have chucked the toys out of the pram in the most spectacular fashion? Tweet us your most memorable meltdowns using the hashtag #bbcsportsday.

  62. 1154: 

    Speaking of Oscar Pistorius, the International Paralympic Committee have announced that the sprinter will not face censure for his comments on regulations governing prosthetic running blades. The South African yesterday apologised for raising his concerns over the length of some rivals' blades immediately after being beaten to T44 200 metres gold by Brazil's Alan Fonteles Oliveira on Sunday night. Pistorius will meet up with the IPC at a future date to discuss the issue.

  63. 1155: 

    New Manchester City signing Javi Garcia speaking to "Well, I was just glad that everything was sorted in the end. The last few days seemed quite long.

    "I'm at the biggest club in England, and one of the biggest in Europe. It is a squad full of top players and I'll have to keep battling hard to earn my place in the starting eleven because that's much harder to achieve than any other club. I never had any doubt about coming here once my agent told me about it. I didn't have to think twice at any point.

    "I do know David [Silva] as we have been in the Spain squads. He will be the person who will be helping me out the most, since we've known each other since we were just 17-year-old kids.

    "I'll be using him as a tour guide to help me get to know the city. I'm going to try and learn English as quickly as possible to help me integrate."

  64. 1159: 

    Jason Truman on Twitter: "Outbursts?? Can only be Keegan's rant at Fergie in the 95-96 season 'I will love it if we beat them! Love it!'"

    Luke Shirley on Twitter: "Temuri Ketsbaia and the advertising hoarding. Never seen a man so angry to have scored a goal."

    Shaun Newport on Twitter: "Cantona's king fu kick. I think it's fair to describe that as a slight outburst"

  65. 1159: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the Olympic Stadium: "Great Britain's F37 shot put thrower Beverley Jones was fifth at the Beijing Paralympics, but she can't better than in London and really struggled in the latter half of the competition.

    "The 37-year-old was the only athlete not to attain a seasons or personal best throw during the final and her best of 9.85 was well short of her 10.29 best, finishing eighth.

    "Fellow veteran and GB captain Tracey Hinton has ended her London 2012 campaign after failing to reach the T11 100m final, but at 42 it was a fantastic effort to qualify for the Games."

  66. 1202: 

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson at Eton Manor: "The first set is done, dusted and bagged up by Great Britian's Peter Norfolk in a smidge over 30 minutes as he seals it 6-3 against Shraga Weinberg. The sun is showing no mercy over Court One, tickling pink any exposed spectator flesh. The brollies stored by the umpires chair have even had to be put to parasol use at the changeovers to protect the players. Not sure the organisers ever imagined that that contingency would be called upon in a British September."

  67. 1206: 

    We've asked you for your most memorable sporting strops. Here is another small collection. It's fair to say that football appears to be leading in the sports barney-a-thon...

    Joseph Sammour on Twitter: "John Aldridge waiting to get on as a sub against Mexico at USA '94 has to be up there"

    Adam on Twitter: "Phil Brown sitting his players down on the pitch during Hull vs Man City! Brilliant! Only bettered by Bullards celebration!!"

    Jordan Manton on Twitter: "The Mcmanaman and Grobbelaar handbags strop has to be up there!"

  68. 1206: 

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury at the Aquatics Centre: "Great morning in the pool for Great Britain. Ellie Simmonds made the 50m freestyle final, but does not fancy herself to win another medal. I admire her honesty. Team-mate Heather Frederiksen looks like the best bet for British gold in the S8 100m backstroke final, while 16-year-old Hannah Russell will be hoping to add gold to the silver and bronze she has already won, in the S12 100m freestyle final."

  69. 1208: 

    Associated Press journalist Ron Harris on Twitter: "Del Piero choosing between joining Southampton & Sydney FC. Saints offered 2-yr deal worth €1M, says Gazzetta"

  70. 1210: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the Olympic Stadium: "Jamie Carter bucks the trend of the misfiring Britons this morning by qualifying for tonight's final of the T34 200m event as the fastest loser after recording a personal best time of 30.85 seconds.

    "He's followed by T46 100m sprinter Sally Brown who's 13.67secs behind Yundis Castillo of Cuba, who sets a new world record of 11.95, puts her into tomorrow's final."

  71. 1213: 

    The Welsh Rugby Union have announced that Wales assistant coach Rob Howley will continue in his role as caretaker coach of the side, taking full responsibility for the senior team with immediate effect, following Warren Gatland's appointment as coach for the British & Irish Lions 2013 tour of Australia.

  72. 1215: 

    Welsh Rugby Union statement on Warren Gatland and Rob Howley: "Gatland will temporarily revert to his Wales Head Coach role from November 18 and will take charge of Wales for the Dove Series autumn Test matches against New Zealand on November 24 and Australia on December 1 before returning to Lions duty," read a WRU statement.

    "Howley will now be in charge of Wales as Caretaker Head Coach for the first two Autumn Series games against Samoa and Argentina and for the entire RBS 6 Nations Tournament in 2013.

    "The WRU seeks to emphasise that it will consider any further requests for secondments of other coaching and backroom staff in the Lions squad which are likely to be made as the season progresses."

  73. 1218: 

    Here are some more of your sporting strop suggestions...

    Paul Wragg on Twitter: "Gallas sitting down in the centre circle against Birmingham for Arsenal and Sol Campbell going home at HT are right up there"

    Sean Ranson on Twitter: "Surely the master of the hissy fit - John McEnroe. As for a specific occassion, take your pick!"

    Craig Barrass on Twitter: "Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer fighting each other on the pitch and both getting sent off playing for Newcastle"

  74. 1219: 

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at the ExCel Arena: "The GB boccia BC1/2 team secure bronze after a 7-5 win over Portugal. The team of David Smith, Nigel Murray, Dan Bentley and Zoe Robinson won gold four years ago but were beaten in the semi-finals here by Thailand. They led 6-1 after four of the six ends but saw Portugal close the gap to 6-5 in the penultimate end before winning the last end 1-0 to secure a thrilling victory."

  75. 1220:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveFOOTBALL

    More from Tony Evans, the football editor of the Times, who was a Monday Night Club guest discussing Liverpool's current plight: "I'm not the greatest fan of template managers who can only play one way, I like managers who can go into clubs and use the tools they have. I do like Brendan Rodgers but he's come into a club that was supposed to have a plan and he had to work within those parameters, somewhere last week it's all gone wrong, he tried to pull one way, the ownership pulled the other way and the transfer targets have fallen through the gaps.

    "They had a a deal for [Daniel] Sturridge done, for a year on loan and then to buy him afterwards but Rodgers pulled the plug on that at the last minute. What I find absolutely astounding, in the deal they were looking for [Clint] Dempsey with Fulham they'd agreed a deal to send [Jordan] Henderson, a player they paid £18m for last year to Fulham to get in a 29-year-old. It seems no-one is thinking on the same page and until someone sorts it all out this club is going to go downhill." Download a podcast or listen again on the BBCiPlayer.

  76. 1222: 

    Northern Ireland suffer a triple injury blow ahead of the start of their World Cup qualification campaign. Winger Paddy McCourt is ruled out of their opening double-header against Russia and Luxembourg, while Martin Paterson (hamstring) and Shane Ferguson (groin) will miss the initial trip to the Russian capital.

  77. 1227: 

    Arsenal chairman Peter Hill Wood, speaking to the Evening Standard: "We have a pretty good chance of challenging for the Premiership. I don't see why we cannot win it this year.

    "It is not a worry to the board that we haven't won a trophy since 2005. It would be lovely to win but it's not that easy. Liverpool haven't won the title for 20-odd years. We're very ambitious and want to win but, if you don't have billions of petro-dollars to throw around, you're going to have to do it some other way. That's what we're trying to do — with skilful selection of players. As for Walcott, he did not accept our offer so nothing is happening.

    "I do not see Spurs posing a problem for us this season. Their new manager [Andre Villas-Boas] may be a great success but they have to find a stadium. That's going to be very difficult. Finding a site and financing it is a major problem which we know all about."

  78. 1223: 

    Joe Podsiedzik on Twitter: "Sporting strops?............ Carlos Tevez likes to spit his dummy out. Paid 100k+ a week and won't play for half hour?"

    Sam Peck on Twitter: "Mikhail Youzhny repeatedly hitting himself over the head with his tennis racquet until drawing blood--one of my personal faves"

    Nick Crocker on Twitter: "Delia Smith and her outburst to the fans in the 3-2 defeat to Man City! Where are ya!"

  79. 1230: 

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson at Eton Manor: "Peter Norfolk's service radar has gone a little wonky in the fourth game of the second set and he slips 3-1 adrift of Shraga Weinberg as he fails to save a third break point. No such problems for top-seeded American David Wagner who leads 6-3 4-0 in his own last-eight quads clash over on Centre."

  80. 1233: 

    Ireland have appointed former Australia paceman Craig McDermott as their new bowling coach and consultant. McDermott held a similar role with Australia until earlier this year, but quit after just a year in the job. "I am looking forward to working with [coach] Phil [Simmons] and his team at the World T20 in Sri Lanka," he said. "Ireland has done well in the past World Cups and I am sure they will do again at this one. They have a well balanced squad and I am looking forward to getting stuck into preparing them for the World T20 in our training camp in Colombo. I see this as another opportunity for me to work with another international team and to further my coaching career."

  81. 1238: 

    Joey Barton says he hopes to follow in the footsteps of other British players to have enjoyed success in France, after completingThe 30-year-old said: "English players have done well in France. Cole, Cascarino, Waddle, Steven.. French football is top-level football. There is the problem with the cultural differences and the languages and I will have to adapt."

  82. 1239:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveCRICKET

    Former England captain Michael Vaughan on the subject of Kevin Pietersen's international future on last night's Tuffers and Vaughan, which you can download as a podcast or listen to on the BBCiPlayer.

    "A meeting took place on Saturday, it's a step in the right direction, I don't think it will have been put to bed, I believe they're going to have another meeting shortly, quite interesting to see Kevin Pietersen had a charity golf day and Bopara, Eoin Morgan and Steven Finn showed up, so he's not hated by all the players. It will take a bit of time but I've got a sneaky suspicion that both parties are starting to come together a bit."

  83. 1240: 

    Sophie Wells managed a personal best in the freestyle dressage but was overhauled by Michele George of Belgium and had to settle for silver. "You can't complain when you do the best you've ever done before," Wells told BBC Radio 5 live. "Unfortunately, it wasn't quite good enough for gold but it's the best that I could do. I think the standard of the sport is going higher and higher, it's amazing. A silver is not bad and I'll definitely learn a lot from this competition."

  84. 1242: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the Olympic Stadium: "Bit of controversy in the men's 200m T11 semi-finals as Gauthier Tresor Makunda is disqualified for a false start. The visually impaired Frenchman protests his innocence and initially refuses to accept the ruling and leave the track. It's nothing on Jody Cundy's reaction to his disqualification in the Velodrome last week, but Makunda was waving his arms around in protest before his guide eventually calms the sprinter down."

  85. 1244: 

    Yet more of your memorable sporting strops...

    HVP on Twitter: "David Nalbandian kicks the advert boards and injures line judge at Queen's. What a cry baby"

    Mark Whitehurst on Twitter: "When Pulis 'allegedly' headbutted J.Beattie whilst naked because Beattie moaned about the lack of a Xmas party after a loss"

    Paul Fenton on Twitter: "Ted Hankey on several occasions. Chris Broad. The winner, tho', might just be Marcos Baghdatis:"

  86. 1245: 

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson at Eton Manor: "Where have we seen that before? Peter Norfolk clenches his fist and bellows 'C'mon' as he hold for 4-4 in the second set of his match against Shraga Weinberg. Memories of Andy Murray's on-court monologues from earlier this summer are revived amongst the crowd."

  87. 1249: 

    It hasn't got much better for Worcestershire on day one of the latest round of County Championship matches. They are now 60-9 having won the toss and opted to bat at Worcester. However, Warwickshire will be delighted with events as they look to seal the Division One title this week. Chris Wright and Keith Barker have done all the damage for the away side, with five and four wickets respectively.

    You can follow this match on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

  88. 1251: 

    BBC Essex's Nick Gledhill at the Ageas Bowl: "A good morning for Hampshire who won an important toss on a green pitch. Essex are 86 for 5, David Balcombe impressing with 3 for 22. Mark Pettini has coped best in difficult batting conditions. He is unbeaten at lunch on 28 with none of the other Essex batsmen getting past 10. Essex will need a partnership between Pettini and Adam Wheater who scored a brilliant 98 in the reverse fixture."

  89. 1255: 

    BBC Radio Nottingham cricket correspondent Dave Bracegirdle at The Oval: "Harry Gurney was the unexpected star of the morning session, returning to the Nottinghamshire side after a 3-week absence to face Surrey. After a loose opening over, he was aided by the tame dismissal of Rory Burns, who chipped to midwicket. Arun Harinath played on, giving Gurney his 50th first class wicket and a stunning, one-handed diving catch by Chris Read sent back dangerman Kevin Pietersen. Gurney - with figures of 3-13 - and Notts - will lunch well, except when they hear the news from New Road, almost certainly ending their fading title hopes."

    You can follow cricket online via commentaries and scorecards.

  90. 1256: 

    David Haye's trainer Adam Booth says the British heavyweight fighter had positive talks with WBC president Jose Sulamain about a return to the organisation, which had threatened to expel him after a post-fight brawl with Dereck Chisora in February. But Booth said a potential fight against WBC champion Vitali Klitschko, who seeks parliamentary election in the Ukraine on 28 October, was no nearer. Booth told BBC Sport: "We had a chat with Jose Sulamain to talk about the possibility of David being ratified by the organisation and he was very welcoming. It was a touching base conversation. Vitali is the only fight David is interested in, but we won't know anything until the end of October at least."

  91. 1258: 

    Viv Powers on Twitter: "Best spat? Clough & Revie on TV in 1974 - 7 weeks isn't enough time to find the local butchers!! Priceless"

    Ian Kirk on Twitter: "Michael Schumacher trying to grab David Coulthard in the garage after their accident at Belgian GP 1998."

    John Lewis on Twitter: "Outburst - Drogba after Chelsea defeat to Barcelona has to be up there! It's a disgrace!"

  92. 1301: 

    Worcestershire haven't added another run since the last update from New Road. Warwickshire have taken another wicket, though, to dismiss the home side for 60 in their first innings on day one. Keith Barker has joined opening partner Chris Wright with five wickets in the innings. Warwickshire looking in great shape to seal the title this week.

  93. 1302: 

    Chris Tomlinson, who competed in the long jump for Team GB Team at the Olympics, on being a spectator at the Paralympics: "I only live half an hour away on the train so I thought I'd come along and support Team GB. What has impressed me so much is the way the British people have really supported it. You only have to look around and there are tens of thousands of people walking around. We are so inspired. If I had difficulties in life, I don't think I would have had the courage to do what these guys are doing."

  94. 1305: 

    BBC WM's Mike Taylor at New Road: "A landmark achievement this morning for Chris Wright and Keith Barker, two bowlers who have led Warwickshire towards the County Championship title for which they are now the hottest of favourites. They bowled unchanged for 135 minutes to dismiss Worcestershire in a single session, supported by sharp slip catching.

    "It was appropriate not only that they shared the wickets evenly, but that they both reached 50 Championship wickets for the season in the course of the session. No wonder they left the field together, beaming. Two players who have been rejected by other counties in the past, rewarded for their hard work and persistence. Congratulations too to Warwickshire's bowling coach Graeme Welch - not often in the limelight but rightly held in the highest regard.

    "Midway through the session, a Cricinfo correspondent was seen demolishing a pear, which was pretty much the theme of the morning if you think about it."

  95. 1306:  
    BBC Radio 5 live5 LIVE SPORT

    Mark Pougatch is your host for 5 live Sport from 19:00 BST, featuring an exclusive interview with US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III on the day he announces his team for this month's big event. After 20:00 BST we take you to Flushing Meadows as tennis correspondent Jonathan Overend assesses Andy Murray's US Open so far and looks ahead to Andy Roddick's match against former champion Juan Martin Del Potro.

    From 21:00 it's 5 live rugby with Brian Moore and Mark Cueto, focusing on the Premiership and reacting to Warren Gatland's appointment as Lions coach for next year's tour to Australia, then at 21:30 BST we'll round-up all today's action at the Paralympics with John Inverdale as wheelchair racer David Weir, the 5,000m gold medallist, competes in the T54 1,500m at 21:42 BST.

  96. 1309: 

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson at Eton Manor: "It is not just the weather that is getting a little sticky. Peter Norfolk duffs a second serve halfway up the net to concede the second set 7-5 against Shraga Weinberg. The Briton, defending the quad singles crown he won in both Athens and Beijing, is now into a decider and the momentum is all at the opposite end of the court with the Israeli."

  97. 1316: 

    England's press conference ahead of the first World Cup qualifier in Moldova on Friday night will be taking place from 13:30 BST today. We'll be bringing you the best of the chat from the likes of Jermain Defoe and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

  98. 1317: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the Olympic Stadium: "Ouch! In trying to make a last-ditch bid for a place in the T53 800m wheelchair final Venezuela's Jesus Aguilar is squeezed off the track in the final 3-4 meters of the race by Frenchman Pierre Fairbank who grabs the last qualification spot. Travelling at quite a pace Aguilar is thrown from his wheelchair and the two cross the line, but not entirely together. The 49-year-old is clearly frustrated at missing out on the final, but fortunately he isn't seriously injured."

  99. 1320:  
    11-time Paralympic champion Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson speaking about David Weir ahead of his 1500m final tonight in the Olympic Stadium:PARALYMPICS

    "Dave is in a really good position, I wouldn't take too much from his qualifying round as he had to sit and wait with anti-doping following his 5,000m win. He also didn't want to show his hand too soon. He was toying with them slightly, he will be in much better shape tonight."

  100. 1324: 

    Football continues to trounce the other sports in terms of memorable sporting strops. Here are some more of your suggestions...

    Love Football on Twitter: "Fergie Becks and Bootgate have gotta be up there severeal stiches and £25mil later. Wouldn't wanna witness a Fergie Strop"

    Ben Hosken on Twitter: "John Sitton's half time teamtalk where he sacks a player and challenges two more to fights has to be there"

    Edson Madeira on Twitter: "Rafa's pre-scripted rant at Fergie at a press conference anyone?? I'm literally watching it on youtube, amazing stuff"

  101. 1327: 

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson at Eton Manor: "Great Britain's Peter Norfolk is staring at the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline in the third and deciding set of his quads singles quarter-final against Israel's Shraga Weinberg. He needs to snatch back the break sharpish or the Paralympic crown that he has won at the past two Games will be heading elsewhere."

  102. 1331: 

    The England press conference is under way. Here are the thoughts of Tottenham's Jermain Defoe about the prospect of starting England's opening World Cup qualifier away to Moldova on Friday in the absence of Wayne Rooney: "It's not easy to come on as a substitute, it's actually quite hard. It would be nice to start. I don't know the team yet but if selected I will be ready."

  103. 1333: 

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at the ExCel Arena: "Also in the ExCeL today, it is the opening day of the wheelchair fencing event where speed and accuracy are paramount. The children in the have-a-go area are having fun with plastic blades but in the arena it is the real thing.

    "Justine Moore was Britain's sole representative and she managed one win out of five from the pool games to miss out on a place in the quarter-finals of the individual foil category B quarter-finals. She had the loudest support but there is also a sizeable French contingent in the crowd and they will be cheering on Delphine Bernard in the foil category A event.

    "To find out more about wheelchair fencing, GB teenager Gabi Down, who will be in action on Friday in the team epee event, tells you more here:"

  104. 1335: 

    Tottenham's Jermain Defoe on boss Andre Villas-Boas' start at White Hart Lane: "It takes a while to bed in when new players sign. It feels like a new start for everyone. Straight away there's going to be pressure but it's going to take time. It's important to give the manager a chance because it's early days. We've got a strong squad and I'm sure we're going to be fine. A new manager has come in with different ideas and different formations, it's a different way of playing. A lot of the players haven't played this way before so it's going to take time."

  105. 1338: 

    Alvaro Arbeloa promises to support his Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese striker declared he was unhappy at the club. Ronaldo refused to celebrate his two goals in a 3-0 victory over Granada on Sunday, and later admitted that he was feeling "sad" for "professional" reasons. Arbeloa told Marca: "He just needs more affection from everybody, I don't know, that's all we can give him. Everybody has the right to be sad, he's a person just like anyone else. We're all going to help him because he is our friend. I hope the fans haven't taken his words the wrong way. He knows that he's with the best team and hopefully he'll stay here until he retires. And if the fans keep believing in him, he'll be remembered as a club icon. We will help him."

  106. 1340: 

    Jermain Defoe on England's opening World Cup qualifier at Moldova on Friday: "It's going to be difficult - no games at this level are easy. Patience is going to be the key and it will help if we can get an early goal. It will help the confidence of the team if we can win these next two games. They are big games and we have to be looking to win them."

  107. 1343: 

    Scott Burr on Twitter: "Joke of the day has to be Peter Hill-Wood thinking Arsenal can win the league this season! HaHa"

    Martin P on Twitter: "Eidur Gudjohnsen or Sinama-Pongolle to Liverpool seriously?"

    Folasade Olawale on Twitter: "I dont know why Chelsea keep selling holding midfielders, Lampard and Mikel are not natural holding midfielders"

  108. 1344: 

    Jermain Defoe on England's World Cup qualifier against Moldova: "It's our first competitive game of the season so it's important we get off to a winning start. Everything changes now, we're playing for points. It's not just me, there's more responsibility for the whole squad (in Wayne Rooney's absence). It's a case of training well and if I'm selected, grab the opportunity with both hands."

  109. 1345: 

    GB's Matt Skelhon, who claimed his second medal of the Paralympics Games, a bronze in the R6 50m Rifle Prone SH1 final at Royal Artillery Barracks on Tuesday morning: "I am speechless. I can't actually believe it at the minute. It's amazing. I came here to win the prone and came away with a silver but I shot a PB and it was a phenomenal competition. Now I have got another medal and I'm over the moon with today and dead chuffed to get two medals."

  110. 1347: 

    Paris St Germain distance themselves from the possibility of a move for Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese winger suggested at the weekend he was unhappy with life with Real, but Paris St Germain sporting director says his club are not interested. "We're very happy with our transfer market dealings. Many things are said about PSG - too many, maybe," he said. "Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player. We don't talk about others teams' players - that's respect. Ibrahimovic is the best striker in the world. So why hire Ronaldo? Zlatan is unique. When we talk about the best players, there is Ronaldo and Messi - but they are not strikers. The best striker, that's Zlatan."

  111. 1350:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveFOOTBALL

    Tony Evans, the football editor of The Times, was a guest on last night's Monday Night Club and said of the potential unattached players Liverpool could sign: "If Michael Owen comes back to Anfield there'll be massive insurrection, I think the majority of match-going Liverpool fans would rather lose and go down without him than win with him. [Didier] Drogba's wages are too high and if Liverpool aren't enough of a joke, [Emile] Heskey would make them the ultimate joke. I suspect they'll go with youth and try and promote kids."

    You can download a podcast of the programme or listen again on the BBCiPlayer.

  112. 1352: 

    England winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: "We approach every game in the same way whether it is Brazil or Moldova. We will be looking to win. I know it's going to be tough, it's the international stage. I'm looking forward to it and if I get the shout to play I'll be ready. You can never rest on your laurels. I have to keep working hard at Arsenal and getting into these squads. Being at Euro 2012 inspired me. There is a responsibility on everyone but I think there are goals all over the team. I don't think there is too much pressure on one individual position."

  113. 1354: 

    England winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: "You want to get the qualifying wrapped up as soon as you can so we will be looking to push every game and approach it in the same way. To have a coach that lets you express yourself in the right areas of the pitch is massive and he is also a very good man."

    On Arsenal contract talks: "I haven't given that too much thought I am here to play for England. If Arsenal want to talk that is really good as I'm planning on being there for a while."

  114. 1358: 

    Former England batsman Paul Collingwood has told BBC Sport that he trusts team director Andy Flower to make the right decision over whether to recall Kevin Pietersen, who was dropped for the third Test against South Africa for sending text messages to rival players allegedly criticising team-mates. "Flower is not scared of making strong decisions and he is the right person to do it," said Collingwood. "He will know what effect it will have, whether it is detrimental or not."

  115. 1406: 

    England coach Andy Flower will be absent for Wednesday's one-day international with South Africa at Trent Bridge. Flower is taking a short break to spend some time with his family, before England continue their busy schedule with three Twenty20s games against South Africa - and then fly almost immediately to Sri Lanka to defend their world crown in the shortest format.

    England fielding coach Richard Halsall will deputise for Flower in Nottingham. Jonathan Trott remains doubtful despite an X-ray ruling out any major fracture to his injured hand.

  116. 1411: 

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson at Eton Manor: "Third time unlucky for Great Britain's Peter Norfolk as he is beaten 3-6 7-5 6-0 by a combination of superb play by Israel's Shraga Weinberg and the roasting weather at the Olympic Park.

    "The 51-year-old had won the title at both the Athens and Beijing Games. He and Andrew Lapthorne still have a chance of gold in Wednesday's quad doubles final against American duo Nicholas Taylor and David Wagner."

  117. 1417: 

    Martin Whitmarsh says no wedge has been driven between McLaren and Lewis Hamilton in the wake of his tweet gaffe on Sunday. McLaren team principal Whitmarsh was forced to speak with Hamilton ahead of last week's Belgian Grand Prix after the 27-year-old posted a picture on Twitter of sensitive data from qualifying.

    "It was embarrassing for Lewis I think, and I'm sure he will learn from that," says Whitmarsh. "But it hasn't driven a wedge [between Hamilton and the team], I've known Lewis since he was 11-years-old."

  118. 1421: 

    BBC Sport's Gordon Farquhar on Twitter: "Deb Criddle will ride about 1515 (BST) today in the freestyle dressage grade 3. Worth saying GB has a 100% medal success rate here."

  119. 1430:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveGOLF

    BBC Radio 5 live's golf correspondent Iain Carter has been looking ahead to the announcement by US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love, who is poised to name his four wildcard picks for the match against Europe in Chicago later this month.

    Hunter Mahan, Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, Rickie Fowler, Brandt Snedeker, Dustin Johnson and Nick Watney are also in the mix. The announcement is expected in the next hour.

    Iain Carter on Twitter: "Stricker a cert - Sned's putting gets him in?, DJ's length? & Furyk's experience (every R Cup & Pres since97)? No Fowler, Watney & Mahan?

  120. 1442: 

    Warwickshire, having dismissed Worcestershire for 60 in their first innings on the first day at New Road, have now moved on to 61-0. Varun Chopra is 43 not out while Ian Westwood is unbeaten on 14.

    Warwickshire led the County Championship Division One by 22 points at the start of the penultimate round of games.

  121. 1443: 

    Reading striker Jason Roberts no Twitter: "Di Canio "Interview" re Wes Foderingham...I felt it was, cruel, demeaning and hurtful to a young man trying to make his way in the game."


    We want to know your memorable sporting strops. Here is another small collection.

    James Trevett on Twitter: "Ian Holloway's rant against Fifa, Uefa and various other things certainly has to be up there."

    Alexander Birkett on Twitter: "People forgetting the best strop! Di Canio 1998 pushing over the referee. 11 match ban. What a reaction to a red card."

    Jonny Christmas on Twitter: "Pistorius' strop straight after coming 2nd in 200m the other day - blamed it on the length of the winner's blades. Sour grapes."

    Keep them coming at #bbcsportsday

  123. 1456: 

    Former Bangladesh international player Shariful Haque has been found guilty of spot-fixing and banned from cricket indefinitely, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announces.

    "The allegation made against the player has been substantiated," BCB president Mustafa Kamal tells a news conference. "We have decided to ban him from all cricketing activities until further notice. We will keep watching him and only if we are satisfied will his ban be lifted."

  124. 1457:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Monday Night Club stalwart Steve Claridge was asked about the difficult start experienced by Andre Villas Boas at Tottenham and said: "If he'd come straight from Porto people would be prepared to give him a little bit more room to manoeuvre, but he's come from Chelsea where what he was trying just didn't work so that is something he has got to get over, and that's a tough job to follow. That is as good as it got for Tottenham last year."

    You can download a podcast of the programme or listen again on the BBC iPlayer.

  125. 1504: 

    Manchester United chief executive David Gill will put his club allegiances to one side in his bid to represent England on the board of Uefa. Gill will stand for election as the Football Association's nominee to the influential 16-strong body that decides on the European football governing body's policies.

    An election will be held at the Uefa Congress in London next May when all the 53 member nations will each have a vote. "I fully understand the role and responsibility and who you are representing," says Gill.

  126. 1508: 

    Teams for Wednesday's fifth one-day international match between England and South Africa at Trent Bridge, starting at 2pm:

    England (from): A Cook (Captain), I Bell, R Bopara, E Morgan, J Bairstow, C Kieswetter (wkt), S Patel, J Tredwell, J Anderson, J Dernbach, S Finn, T Bresnan.

    South Africa (from): AB de Villiers (Captain, wkt), H Amla, G Smith, D Elgar, F du Plessis, JP Duminy, W Parnell, R Peterson, D Steyn, M Morkel, L Tsotsobe, R McLaren.

  127. 1512: 

    Salford have switched their final game of the Super League season to the Leigh Sports Village. The Reds were due to host play-off hopefuls Wakefield at the City of Salford Stadium on Friday night.

    But Sky have chosen to screen the game live on Saturday (1815 BST) and it now clashes with new tenants' Sale Sharks' opening home fixture of the Aviva Premiership season.

  128. 1517: 

    World number one Rory McIlroy says has no time to savour his latest success as he sets his sights on further glory.

    The Northern Irishman continued his outstanding 2012 as he captured the Deutsche Bank Championship title with a superb final-round performance at TPC Boston course. But with two more FedEx Cup play-off events to come this month - as well as the Ryder Cup - McIlroy is keeping any celebrations on hold.

    "There is a time and a place to celebrate and enjoy what you have done and going into the play-offs isn't it," McIlroy says.

  129. 1523: 

    Raul Meireles claims his new club Fenerbahce are as big a club as Chelsea and Liverpool after completing his move to the Turkish giants.

    The Portuguese midfielder has sign his trade in Istanbul. "Fenerbahce are a big club, everybody knows what kind of history the club has," says Meireles.

    "I can't wait to get started - Fenerbahce is as big a club as Chelsea, Liverpool and Porto."

  130. 1526: 

    US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love names Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker and Steve Stricker as his four wildcard picks for the match against Europe in Chicago later this month.

  131. 1533: 

    US captain Davis Love on leaving Hunter Mahan out of his Ryder Cup team: "It was tough to leave anyone off. We talked to a lot of the guys we left off. There are a lot of guys who have played a lot of good golf. It was tough but we feel we have picked four really great players."

  132. 1536: 

    BBC Sport's Gordon Farquhar at the Paralympics: "Deb Criddle posted a score of 78.550 in her freestyle dressage grade 3 test. Lies in silver medal position with 2 to go."

  133. 1538: 

    Sheffield's former European light-middleweight champion Ryan Rhodes believes he has made the right decision by choosing to retire at the age of 35. He told BBC Radio Sheffield: "I'll be 36 in a couple of months and it's going to take me 18 months to get up to a European title level. I think it's just the right time to bow out now."

    You can also visit BBC Sport England for the best stories, features, audio and video from around England.

  134. 1542: 

    Elizabeth Hudson at the Royal Artillery Barracks: "British archery duo Dani Brown and Mel Clarke are getting set for action in the women's compound semi-finals at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

    "Brown is the defending champion while Clarke won bronze four years ago. Brown was beaten in the test event here at the Royal Artillery Barracks in May by Stepanida Artakhinova of Russia, who plays Clarke in the last four. Brown, who won team gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, faces another Russian Marina Lyzhnikova."

  135. 1545: 

    BBC Sport's Gordon Farquhar at the Paralympics: "Deb Criddle has claimed the silver medal in the grade 3 freestyle dressage test in Greenwich.

    "Riding LJT Akilles, her total of 78.550 was behind German Rider Hannelore Brenner's score of 81.700. Denmark's Annika Dalskov took bronze with 76.950."

  136. 1549: 

    More from US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love after naming Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker and Steve Stricker as his four wildcard picks: "I love Dustin Johnson on that course, I love our whole team on that course. We've got a great driving team.

    "When you look at Furyk and Stricker, that's a lot of good putting. We want our guys to know who they'll be playing with.

    "Europe is obviously a great team and they will play well. [Jose Maria] Olazabal, like me, had a tough choice. But I'm excited about my team."

  137. 1551: 

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson at the Riverbank Arena: "After successive draws in their first two games, Great Britain come into their final Pool A match requiring a two-goal victory to progress to the semi-finals. Opponents Iran have lost 2-0 in each of their matches so far. Same again please.

    "With kick-off moments away, the fans are just working off the last of their excess energy, roaring encouragement before falling silent so that the unsighteed players can hear the ball and the guidance of their coaches."

  138. 1600: 

    It will be an all GB final in the women's compound archery final. Defending champion Dani Brown beat Russian Marina Lyzhnikova 6-2 while Mel Clarke shot superbly to defeat Stepanida Artakhinova 6-0.

  139. 1606: 

    Olympiakos, who are in the same Champions League group as Arsenal, have signed Mali midfielder Drissa Diakite and immediately added his name to the squad list sent to Uefa on Tuesday.

  140. 1609: 

    Tottenham's Tom Huddlestone has had his claim for wrongful dismissal upheld, the Football Association reveals.

    As a result, the three-match suspension handed to the midfielder has been withdrawn with immediate effect. Huddlestone had originally received a red card for serious foul play in his side's 1-1 draw at home to Norwich on 1 September.

  141. 1614: 

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson at the Riverbank Arena: "The task facing Great Britain - securing a two-goal victory over Iran and passage to the semi-finals - is not looking any easier on the basis of the opening quarter of an hour.

    "With Dave Clarke well-marshalled by the Iranian defence, the action has been focused at the opposite end. Goalkeeper Dan James has twice been stretched to keep the scoreline blank."

  142. 1615:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England captain Michael Vaughan cites an evening out with friends the night before for his emotional resignation speech in 2008, which you can hear again in last night's Tuffers and Vaughan. "I was hungover at that. I had resigned on the Saturday night and was with a few of the lads and had to go to Loughborough the next morning and I blame that." You can download a podcast or listen again on the BBC iPlayer.

  143. 1619: 

    More from US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love on his wildcard picks: "Steve Stricker has been our most consistent player for five, six, seven years. The guy is steady and consistent.

    "Tiger [Woods] and Stricker work pretty well (as a pair). Tiger's driving the ball unbelievably and putting well. And so is Steve. That's a team we're certainly going to look at. I certainly wouldn't want to play Tiger and Stricker."

  144. 1624: 

    Cadel Evans calls time on his 2012 season in order to recover from an injured right knee. The 2011 Tour de France winner withdrew from last month's USA Pro Challenge at the halfway stage due to the niggling complaint.

    BMC Racing Team's chief medical officer Max Testa says in a statement tests reveal no damage to the Australian's knee although there is a low-grade infection.

    The statement reads: "Considering there are so few races left, and with his current level of fitness, the medical staff and management decided to make this the end of his season."

  145. 1629: 

    Jonathan Trott is ruled out of England's final one-day cricket international with South Africa at Trent Bridge on Wednesday with a hand injury.

  146. 1635: 

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at the Royal Artillery Barracks: "Gold for Dani Brown in the compound archery final after she beat compatriot Mel Clarke 6-4 in a dramatic final.

    "Clarke could have won the match but needing a 10 with her final arrow, she shot a 7. Brown retains the title she won in Beijing while it is a second Paralympic medal for Clarke, who won bronze four years ago."

  147. 1640: 

    Lotus announce that Jerome D'Ambrosio will replace Romain Grosjean in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix after the Frenchman was banned for one race after causing a crash at the Belgian Grand Prix last Sunday.

  148. 1645: 

    Florent Malouda is left out of Chelsea's squad for the Champions League group stage, casting further doubt over his future with the European champions.

    The 32-year-old midfielder has yet to feature in any of Chelsea's matchday squads this season and has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge. Veteran goalkeeper Hilario has also been omitted from the squad.

  149. 1649: 

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson at the Riverbank Arena: "Great Britain are working hard without reward at the moment. After conceding to Ahmadreza Shah Hosseini Ardekani's set-piece, Dan English was sent sprawling in the area by Amir Porrazavi Haftdaran's untidy challenge.

    "The Wearsider dusted himself down, but his penalty was saved by the Iran goalkeeper to preserve his side's advantage through to half-time."

  150. 1654: 

    Jonathan Trott's withdrawl from the England team for Wednesday's final one-day international against South Africa comes after he was hit on the right hand by a short ball from Dale Steyn in the six-wicket victory at Lord's on Sunday.

    On Monday Trott was cleared of any "major fracture" but he played no part in practice in Nottingham on Tuesday.

    Somerset batsman Jos Buttler has been called into the squad as cover, but Jonny Bairstow is a more likely candidate to play. England lead the series 2-1.

  151. 1659: 

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been speaking about his team's slow start to the season. "It's still very, very early on. We hope as time goes on we progress and can improve," Rodgers says in an interview with the club's official website.

    "The message is to keep the faith. We've created enough chances to score goals in the games. That's been pleasing. It's finding that football intelligence at the top end."

  152. 1708: 

    Darren Fletcher is named in Manchester United's Champions League squad.

  153. 1715: 

    Manchester United's full squad has been released on Uefa's website. There is no place in the squad for Portuguese winger Bebe.

  154. 1722: 

    Manchester City's full squad includes deadline day signings Maicon, Matija Nastasic, Javi Garcia and Scott Sinclair. However, there is no place for defender Kolo Toure.

  155. 1726:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Mark Pougatch presents 5 live Sport tonight at 19:00 BST, featuring an exclusive interview with USA Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III on the day he announced his team for this month's match. At 20:00 BST it's over to Flushing Meadows as tennis correspondent Jonathan Overend assesses Andy Murray's performances at the US Open thus far and looks ahead to tonight's match between Andy Roddick and Juan Martin Del Potro.

    It's 5 live rugby at 21:00 BST with Brian Moore and Mark Cueto, who focus on the Premiership and discuss Warren Gatland's appointment as Lions coach for next year's tour to Australia. At 21:30 BST we join John Inverdale at the paralympics, with wheelchair racer David Weir, competing in the T54 1500m at 21:42 BST. Listen to 5 live via the website, on freeview TV or on DAB digital radio.

  156. 1730: 

    Great Britain are knocked out of the men's five-a-side football after losing 1-0 to Iran. They needed to win by two clear goals to progress.

  157. 1735: 

    The prospect of Michael Owen signing for Stoke City has divided the opinions of fans. Here's a selection from Twitter. Use#bbcsportsday to have your say.

    Ollie Bennett on Twitter: "How can liverpool be allowing another striker to slip through their fingers? Suarez needs support!"

    Sam Peck on Twitter: "So Demba Ba's knee was a ticking timebomb, what then would Michael Owen's leg/body be? Er... good luck to all parties."

  158. 1738:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    In an exclusive interview for 5 live Sport you can hear from 19:00 BST US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III described the competition as: "A big part of our golf life. There's passion on both sides, it's the most exciting golf you'll ever play, victories are great, losses are tough. I have fond memories of our team rooms, and Payne Stewart in red white and blue pyjamas dancing on a piano is an image I will never forget."

  159. 1740: 

    Great Britain swimmer Ollie Hynd wins a bronze medal in the S8 100m backstroke. Russian Konstanin Lisenkov wins in record time of 1:05.43.

  160. 1743:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III has been speaking exclusively to 5 live and said of counterpart Jose Maria Olazabal: "I couldn't think of a better guy to share this experience with. He had difficult decisions as well, we had a couple of text messages and I told him I wasn't sleeping so good but he and I are glad that it's over and we can focus on playing golf." You can hear the full interview in 5 live Sport from 19:00 BST.

  161. 1746: 

    Great Britain swimmer Heather Fredriksen wins gold in the women's S8 100m backstroke in a time of 1:17.00. Jessica Long, from the US, was second with Russia's Olesya Vladykina third.

  162. 1750:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III tells 5 live Sport of one of his four wildcard selections, Dustin Johnson: "He is a powerful athlete, at a course like Medinah you want to be put with a long hitter who makes a lot of birdies and he has been playing consistently well."

  163. 1753:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III has been speaking to 5 live about his four picks for the big event in Chicago starting on 28 September. "Steve Stricker adds a lot of experience and pairs easily with anyone on the team, especially a couple of guys he has played with in the past." You can listen to the full interview in 5 live Sport from 19:00 BST.

  164. 1756: 

    Play resumes at the US Open after a delay of more than an hour because of rain with showers predicted on and off for most of the day. Women's top seed Victoria Azarenka is 3-0 ahead against defending champion Samantha Stosur in their quarter-final match.

  165. 1758: 

    Surrey reach stumps on 242-9, with the last pair batting through the final seven overs of the day. After a stand of 123 between Zander de Bruyn and Gary Wilson, Nottinghamshire claimed four wickets for just six runs and will feel they took the opening day spoils. Ben Phillips and Harry Gurney each collected three wickets - the latter needing only 22 deliveries for his haul, which included Kevin Pietersen, taken by an excellent diving catch by Chris Read.

  166. 1801: 

    Ellie Simmonds fights back to take the bronze medal in the 50m freestyle swimming S6 for Great Britain. Mirjam de Koning-Peper wins gold for the Netherlands.

  167. 1802: 

    Stoke City sign striker Michael Owen, who was a free agent after being released by Manchester United last season.

  168. 1809:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Michael Vaughan is confident Alastair Cook will make a smooth transition to England Test captain. "It is a big step, once you get the one-day job you generally get it under a split captaincy as I did and you kind of learn the ropes and you're quite happy to give back the Test job, as I did to Nasser [Hussain] just for one Test and then he'd had enough, so I got it pretty soon, I'd like to have played as a split captain for a while longer and learned a little bit more about the job.

    "Cook is as experienced a captain as we've ever had in terms of the amount of Test matches he's played, he's had a year-and-a-half in the one-day job, done an unbelievable job, so he'll be fine. I think the one thing that will be looked at is his batting, which has not been very good, his balance is a bit dodgy, a few technical faults have crept in but if he scores some runs early as captain he's going to be absolutely fine." You can download a podcast of the Tuffers and Vaughan Show or listen again on the BBCiPlayer.

  169. 1814: 

    Michael Owen could make his debut for Stoke City against Manchester City at the Britannia Stadium on 15 September. The Potters also visits Owen's former clubs Liverpool and Manchester United in October.

  170. 1818: 

    Sophie Christiansen wins a third Gold medal at the Paralympics for Great Britain. The 24-year-old rider, who has cerebral palsy, set a huge record total of 84.750% in her freestyle 1a grade test. She previously took the individual title, and another gold as part of the dressage team. She was the defending champion in the freestyle from Beijing.

  171. 1822: 

    Swansea swimmer Stephanie Millward wins silver in the women's S9 400m freestyle. The 30-year-old was in a battle for second with Australia's Ellie Cole after outstanding favourite Natalie du Toit, waved goodbye to them, not literally, after the first 50. Du Toit eased to her second gold of the competition and her 11th in three Paralympic Games.

  172. 1829: 

    Spain's Vuelta leader Joaquin Rodriguez believes he can resist any challenge from compatriot Alberto Contador going into the last five stages of his first major cycling race. "I've got more confidence in myself, and I've been capable of resisting Alberto's attacks since the start," he said.

  173. 1835: 
  174. 1841: 

    Great Britain record a new record medal haul for Paralympic Equestrian Team winning five golds, a silver and a bronze winning a medal in every event.

  175. 1844: 

    Worcestershire are reduced to their worst Championship score in 41 years as Warwickshire moved a step closer to winning the Division One title. Worcestershire were dismissed for 60 while the visitors finished the first day on 215-2.

  176. 1847: 

    Kent's former England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones scores a half-century to hold up title-chasing Derbyshire and boost his side's hopes of promotion to Division One.

  177. 1850: 

    Glamorgan's William Bragg makes his highest score of the season against promotion-chasing Yorkshire.

  178. 1856: 

    David Balcombe helps bowl promotion-hopefuls Hampshire into a strong position on the first day of their game against Essex.

  179. 1901: 

    At the US Open, the quarter-final between women's top seed Victoria Azarenka and defending champion Samantha Stosur goes into third and defending set. Azarenka won the first set 6-1 but lost the second 6-4.

  180. 1905: 

    If you are not sure why Stoke City have signed striker Michael Owen, relive his memorable injury time winner for Manchester United against City in the 2009 derby at Old Trafford.

  181. 1910: 

    Neil Dexter scores a century for Middlesex to push last season's champions Lancashire closer to relegation to Division Two.

  182. 1914: 

    Sussex's chances of winning the County Championship title are hit after taking only one batting point on the first day against Somerset at Hove.

  183. 1918: 

    Gloucestershire's James Fuller and Liam Norwell take three wickets each to stun Northamptonshire on day one at Bristol.

  184. 1924: 

    Great Britain's David Devine wins a bronze medal in the men's 1,500m T3 behind Tunisia's Abderrahim Zhiou and silver medallist David Korir, of Kenya.

  185. 1930: 

    European Ryder Cup player Martin Kaymer says he is surprised that rookie Brandt Snedeker has been selected by the US ahead of Hunter Mahan and Ricky Fowler. "You could have put those three names in a hat and pick any one of them," he said. "It's tough to say who deserved it more as Snedeker will be a rookie, but then Rickie and Hunter have the experience of having played in 2010."

  186. 1937: 

    England women beat Pakistan by seven wickets at Loughborough to extend their unbeaten run in Twenty20 international cricket to 16 games.

  187. 1940: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the Olympic Stadium: "Great Britain's three-time Paralympic medallist Dan West made a promising start to the F34 shot put final with a personal best throw of 11.37m. He's currently second behind Azeddine Houiri of Mauritius who's 13.10m throw in the first round is a new world record! The crowd are certainly enjoying a lively start to the evening!"

  188. 1943: 

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at the North Greenwich Arena: "The Great Britain women's wheelchair basketball team lead Germany 12-8 after the first quarter of their last-eight game at the North Greenwich Arena. The GB team are bidding to make it to the semi-finals for the first time."

  189. 1946: 

    Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo on Twitter: "That I am feeling sad and have expressed this sadness has created a huge stir. I am accused of wanting more money, but one day it will be shown that this is not the case. At this point, I just want to guarantee to the Real Madrid fans that my motivation, dedication, commitment and desire to win all competitions will not be affected. I have too much respect for myself and for Real Madrid to ever give less to the club than all I am capable of. Abrazos to all madridistas."

  190. 1953: 

    Women's top seed Victoria Azarenka beats defending champion Samantha Stosur 6-1 4-6 7-6 to reach the semi-final at the US Open.

  191. 1956: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the Olympic Stadium: "Great Britain's Paralympic debutant Jonathan Adams has narrowly failed to make the cut for the top-eight 'shoot-out' in the F34 shot put final after finishing ninth following three throws. Team-mate and three-time Paralympic medallist Dan West is through though and his opening 11.37m effort currently has him in third position."

  192. 1958: 

    Stoke's new signing Michael Owen on Twitter: "Delighted to have signed for Stoke subject to Premier League approval. We have been in talks for a while and it was a club I was always keen to join. I'm particularly excited at the prospect of working under Tony Pulis. He has assembled a great squad that I look forward to joining. I'm now looking forward to contributing as much as possible to the club and can't wait to play in front of a great set of supporters."

  193. 2000: 

    Helena Lucas extends her lead on day four of the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Regatta at Weymouth and Portland with eight of the 11 races complete. She won her third race in succession and fourth overall, which she followed up with a fourth in the second race in the 2.4 Metre one-person keelboat class.


    The prospect of Michael Owen signing for Stoke City has divided the opinions of fans:

    Matt Fallon on Twitter: "Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle, Man Utd, Stoke... Ever feel your career has suddenly gone into decline?"

    Tweet us what you think on #bbcsportsday.

  195. 2016: 

    Great Britain's Matthew Walker wins bronze in the men's 50m freestyle S7. Compatriots Jonathan Fox and Josef Craig finish sixth and seventh.

  196. 2032: 

    Elizabeth Hudson at the North Greenwich Arena: "It is a classic here as Great Britain trail Germany 34-33 after the third quarter of their women's wheelchair basketball last-eight game.

    "Helen Turner sank a basket with 34.9 seconds to go which edged GB ahead, only for Germany to hit back with 10 seconds to go. A win would see GB into a first Paralympic semi-final."

  197. 2034: 

    Saj Chowdhury at the Aquatics Centre: "A superb swim from 34-year-old Briton Matthew Walker - his 12th Paralympics medal. Extraordinary.

    "And hats off to one of the stars of the Games so far - China's Shiyun Pan. He was the only man in the line-up with use of only one arm, but once again demonstrated his extraordinary kicking technique. That was his third medal of this Games, having already won two golds.

  198. 2038: 

    Elizabeth Hudson at the North Greenwich Arena: "After a battling display by the GB women's wheelchair basketball, they fall short against Germany in their quarter-final, losing 55-44.

    "GB fought all the way against the Beijing silver medallists but the Germans pulled away in the final five minutes of the game. Helen Freeman finished on 19 points for GB, who were hoping to reach their first Paralympic semi-final.

    "Although their defence was strong, their shooting let them down and they will know that this is a game that they could possibly have won. Next up, they will face China in the 5th-8th place crossover games."

  199. 2048: 

    Great Britain's Paul Blake takes silver in the men's 400m T36 final. Evgenii Shvetcov wins gold in a world record beating time of 53.31 seconds.

  200. 2052: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the Olympic Stadium: "There will be no fourth career Paralympic medal tonight for Daniel West as despite five further efforts he fails to build on his opening round personal best throw of 11.37m in the F34 shot put final.

    "GB sill looking at just the solitary medal from David Devine so far tonight, but Paul Blake (T36 400m) and David Weir (T54 1500m) are to come…"

  201. 2100: 

    Top seed Victoria Azarenka beats defending champion Sam Stosur in three sets to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.

  202. 2108: 

    Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, silver medal winner Paul Blake says: "I couldn't have asked for more really, it's my first Paralympics Games and the support was amazing and I'm really happy.

    "I was nervous coming out as I'm not used to crowds of that size, but I soaked it all up and they were like an extra pair of legs out there."


    Matthew Leach on Twitter: "He may not have had the best of times over the last few years, but Owen is still a great striker. Good news for Stoke City."

  204. 2122: 

    The athletics calender is back up and running after the Olympics and there is a meet in the IAAF World Challenge series in Zagreb, Croatia tonight.

    For Britain, Shara Proctor wins the long jump, Martyn Rooney wins the 400m, Lawrence Okoye wins the discus, and Marilyn Okoro finishes third in the 400m.

  205. 2131: 

    Former British and Irish Lions back Mark Cueto on BBC Radio 5 live talking about Warren Gatland's appointment as coach: "I think it is massively exciting appointment. Over the past few seasons Warren Gatland has been involved with Wales they have played outstanding rugby and won Grand Slams."

  206. 2138: 

    Britain's David Weir is in third place after the first lap of the men's 1500m T54 final.

  207. 2140: 

    Britain's David Weir claims his second gold medal of these Paralympics as he wins the men's 1500m T54.

  208. 2200: 

    Great Britain's women take a provisional bronze in the women's 4x100m T35/T38 final, but the nation's recent history of error-strewn relay runs continues as the officials are reviewing whether the final handover occurred outside of the changeover zone.

  209. 2205: 

    The changeover between Katrina Hart and Jenny McLoughlin is the one in the spotlight. At the moment, Britain remain in the bronze spot but an official decision is yet to come.

  210. 2207: 

    Official confirmation arrives and Britain keep their bronze medal in the women's 4x100m T35/T38 final.

  211. 2222: 

    That is the end of Sportsday live, and the end of another impressive day for the host nation in the Paralympic Games as they win four gold, five silver and seven bronzes.

    Weir's 1500m victory also ensures Britain remain second in the medal table on 23 gold ahead of Russia.

    Sportsday live returns tomorrow for day seven, which sees Oscar Pistorius back in action in the heats of the T44 100m and the Hynd brothers Ollie and Sam go head-to-head in the 200m medley.

    Overnight, you can listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary of the US Open.

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