Sportsday Live - Sunday, 9 September as it happened

David Weir wins his fourth gold on final day of the Paralympics, Lewis Hamilton clinches Italian GP, plus more.

9 September 2012 Last updated at 17:47

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  1. 1745: 

    So that's it. Russia have beaten Ukraine 1-0 to take gold in the men's 7-a-side football and, with that, a summer of Olympic and Paralympic sporting action comes to an end.

    There's still the Paralympic closing ceremony to come at 20:30 BST. No doubt it will be a fitting finish to what has been an emotional few weeks. Look out for the BBC's live text commentary on that later. But we'll be back with another Sportsday tomorrow morning.

  2. 1738: 

    You're continuing to give your thoughts on whether West Ham should get the nod to play in the Olympic Stadium.

    West Ham fan Billy Montague on Twitter: "You can't please everyone so the club have to do what's best for it's future. If that's the OS then that's fine by me!"

    Andrew Corcoran on Twitter: "The Olympic Stadium could be a fab entertainment venue, like an outdoor O2 Arena. The acoustics are much better than Wembley."

    Josh Irwin on Twitter: "The Stadium was built for Athletics, and this country would benefit from a permanent venue with state-of-the-art equipment."

  3. 1731: 

    UK Athletics Paralympics head coach Peter Eriksson believes Britain will improve on their 2012 medal haul in Rio.

    GB have finished in London with 11 golds and 29 medals in total from athletics, compared two two golds and 17 overall in Beijing.

    "I always wanted to stay until 2016, because the first thing I said when I got here in an interview, which I got in trouble for, was the best performance from this team will come in 2016," said Eriksson.

  4. 1726: 

    It's full-time at the Broadfield Stadium, where nine-man Crawley have lost 3-0 to Portsmouth. It's Pompey's first League One win of the season and puts them up to 16th and leaves Crawley sixth.

  5. 1719: 

    Huddersfield and Warrington will go into the Super League play-offs with their tails up. Wolves have won 52-14 at Widnes, with Micky Higham and Glenn Riley scoring two tries a piece. And Huddersfield have notched up what will surely be a satisfying 48-24 win over Leeds.

  6. 1715: 

    Two quick goals for Portsmouth have put them 3-0 up in their League One clash at Crawley with two minutes left. Luke Rodgers scored the second, hitting in a free-kick that Crawley felt should never have been given. And Izale McLeod beat the offside trap to put Michael Appleton's side in the clear. Crawley have played a large part of the second half with nine men after Hope Akpan was sent off following Josh Simpsin's two yellows in the first half.

  7. 1704: 

    Portsmouth have taken the lead in their League One game against Crawley, Ashley Harris scoring in the 74th minute. The 18-year-old is one of a number of youngsters in the financially-stricken Pompey side.

  8. 1701: 

    Aston Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov speaks publicly for the first time since being told his acute leukaemia is in remission.

    "I'm fine but it's been hard and tough so far but, thankfully, everything is going in the right direction," Petrov told the club's official website.

    "I've been looked after really well by the people in the hospital and so far everything is going in the right direction. I'm really grateful to them and I'm grateful to all of the people who have sent messages of support to me. I appreciate all of this very much."

    Petrov also thanked Villa masseurs Alex Butler and Andy Smith, who completed a 400-mile 'Pedal for Petrov' cycle ride on Sunday, for their support.

  9. 1656: 

    Some welcome news for Wales as Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen travels with Chris Coleman's squad to Serbia, ahead of their World Cup qualifier, after recovering from illness.

  10. 1654: 

    Josh Irwin on Twitter: "Re 1418. The Olympic Stadium should be available for schools and other young people to use for training and to discover future athletes."

  11. 1652: 

    Matt Jess gives Exeter hope of snatching a last-gasp Premiership win against Northampton with a final-minute unconverted try, but the Saints hold out in the dying seconds for a 24-21 bonus-point victory. However, there is consolation for the battling visitors as Jess's score does secure a losing bonus point.

  12. 1646: 

    Dave Herbert on Twitter: "Re 1418. Why would the Olympic Stadium be other than an athletics stadium, it's awesome. Use to promote excellence between meetings."

  13. 1643: 

    Warrington and Huddersfield are both cruising towards morale-boosting Super League victories going into next week's play-offs. Second-placed Warrington are 40-14 ahead at basement boys Widnes, while Huddersfield are winning 32-10 against last year's grand final winners Leeds.

  14. 1640: 

    Serbia defender Aleksandar Kolarov insists his team are better than Scotland, despite failing to beat Craig Levein's men in Saturday's goalless clash at Hampden Park.

    "They played at home but I think we are a better team than them," said the Manchester City player, whose team now face Wales on Tuesday.

  15. 1635: 

    Northampton give themselves breathing space in their Premiership clash against Exeter as Dylan Hartley drives over for another try following an explosive set-piece 15 metres from the away line. And Stephen Myler converts for a 24-16 advantage with 15 minutes left at Franklin's Gardens.

  16. 1632: 

    It does not take David Ferrer long to wrap up the first set of his US Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic. The Spaniard, who held a 5-2 overnight lead, wins the opening game of the pair's resumed match. You can follow all the action from Flushing Meadows with our live text commentary.

  17. 1629: 

    Sweden's Peter Hanson wins his first tournament in two years after eagling the final hole to capture the KLM Open title. Hanson holes a 35-footer for a final-round 67 to win by two strokes with a 14-under 266 on the Hilversumsche course.

  18. 1627: 

    They may have been defeated by freak New York weather yesterday, but Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer will be determined that lightning does not strike twice as they resume their postponed US Open semi-final at Flushing Meadows. Our live text commentator David Ornstein will be talking you through every shot as the pair slug it out to face Britain's Andy Murray in Monday's final.

  19. 1624: 

    Ignacio Mieres extends Exeter's lead with an early second-half penalty, before Northampton hit back through powerful centre Luther Burrell's try. Burrell finds a gap in the away defence to crash over for 17-16 before Stephen Myler misses the conversion attempt.

  20. 1619: 

    Sweden's Caroline Hedwall completes a successful defence of her Austrian Open title by finishing four strokes clear in her first tournament since a two-month injury lay-off.

  21. 1615: 

    Duncan Moris on Twitter: "Re 1418. The whole Olympic Park should become a university to promote sporting excellence. Football's got enough."

  22. 1610: 

    Favourites Australia are crowned wheelchair rugby champions after a 66-51 win against Canada at the Basketball Arena.

  23. 1606: 

    Fifteen of Team GB's London 2012 Olympic Games medallists are attending England's home World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at Wembley on Tuesday as guests of the Football Association.

  24. 1601: 

    Second-placed Warrington hold a 22-6 half-time advantage at Super League rivals Widnes, while Leeds trail by 22-4 at Huddersfield.

  25. 1559: 

    England midfielder Frank Lampard describes the absence of injured John Terry in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine as "a big blow".

    Lampard said: "He is a top player and he is experienced at playing these qualifying games. We are blessed with fantastic back-up, whoever comes in. We need someone in the squad to step up and I am sure they will do just that."

  26. 1555: 

    Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini claims he could leave the Premier League club as soon as next summer, despite being under contract for the next four years. "I am just starting my fifth season at Everton, this will be one of my last," he tells Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.

  27. 1551: 

    Jack Bloomfield on Twitter: "Re 1418. Any seat in the lower tier of the Olympic Stadium is awful for watching football, too far away for any atmosphere and can't see."

  28. 1549: 

    And now Exeter, who have never won at Franklin's Garden, lead against Northampton. Back rower GJ van Velze is sin-binned for illegally dumping an Exeter opponent on to the turf and Ignacio Mieres boots the visitors ahead with the subsequent penalty.

  29. 1546: 

    A silly piece of indiscipline from Northampton's Ryan Lamb hands Exeter a soft penalty and Ignacio Mieres makes no mistake with a simple kick to put the visitors within two points at 12-10.

  30. 1543: 

    While Huddersfield are still 10-0 ahead against Leeds, the afternoon's other Super League game sees Warrington go 14-6 ahead at bottom side Widnes.

  31. 1540: 

    Manchester United and England footballer Tom Cleverley on Twitter: "Gunna tune in to the Paralympics closing ceremony tonight. What a job London and Britain has done hosting it all."

  32. 1537: 

    But, hang on, just as Northampton threaten to run riot, Exeter score a magnificent try of their own through Phil Dollman to reduce the arrears. Ignacio Mieres boots the simplest of conversions from in front of the posts for 12-7 after 30 minutes.

  33. 1534: 

    Phil Dowson dives over from close range to finish a superb team try which puts Northampton further ahead against Premiership rivals Exeter. Ryan Lamb converts for a 12-0 lead.

  34. 1528: 

    Life in League One goes from bad to worse for recently-relegated Coventry, who are still winless following a 2-1 defeat by unbeaten Stevenage at the Ricoh Arena.

  35. 1524: 

    Northampton draw first blood in their home Premiership clash against Exeter. Lock Christian Day powers over the line for an unconverted try, after Ryan Lamb's missed kick, as the Saints lead 5-0 at Franklin's Garden.

  36. 1519: 

    Heartbreak for Team Sky's Mark Cavendish as he crashes in the Tour of Britain just 1km from the Stage One finishing line when perfectly placed among the leading pack. Looks like the Manx Missile went down hard on his left shoulder, but does pick himself up to finish.

  37. 1514: 

    Huddersfield take an early 10-0 lead against Super League rivals Leeds. Leroy Cudjoe crosses for a fifth-minute try, with Danny Brough kicking the extras, before Luke George adds an unconverted try moments later.

  38. 1509: 

    They're down to the final 8km in the first stage of the Tour of Britain, which started in Ipswich and finishes just outside Norwich. The main contenders are out front, having eaten up a handful of breakaway riders, and Team Sky are right up there, tucked in behind Endura Racing. Sky are looking good for an attempt to set up Mark Cavendish for a trademark sprint finish.

  39. 1506: 

    Action is also under way in the Premiership as Northampton and Exeter both aim to earn their second straight win at the start of the new campaign. But history is not on Exeter's side after losing their three previous trips to Franklin's Gardens.

  40. 1503: 

    Super League's final two matches of the regular season have just kicked off, with Huddersfield hosting reigning Grand Final winners Leeds and Warrington making the short trip to Widnes. Warrington, Leeds and Huddersfield have already qualified for next week's play-offs and the outcome of neither match will change the top-eight standings. We'll bring you regular updates from both games.

  41. 1500: 

    England captain Stuart Broad says his Twenty20 side needs rest rather than more practice ahead of the second international against South Africa. Broad's team was emphatically beaten by the visitors in a seven-wicket opening defeat on Saturday.

  42. 1456: 

    Of course, Djokovic's bid to stop Ferrer reaching his first Grand Slam final is not the only action of the day at Flushing Meadows. World number one Victoria Azarenka takes on three-time US Open winner Serena Williams in a women's singles final which was also postponed by heavy rain. Full commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra from 21:00 BST.

  43. 1451: 

    Stevenage take a 2-1 lead against Coventry in their League One clash at the Ricoh Arena. Striker Marcus Haber finds acres of space in the home box to plant in a free header from a 71st-minute corner.

  44. 1444: 

    Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer resume their US Open semi-final later today after a tornado suspended play at Flushing Meadows yesterday. Full text commentary of the tie, with the winner meeting Britain's Andy Murray in Monday's final, will be on the BBC Sport website from 16:00 BST.

  45. 1439: 

    Australia and Canada are battling to win the penultimate medal of London 2012 as they contest the Wheelchair Rugby final at the Basketball Arena. The Aussies, losing finalists in Beijing 2008, are favourites against a Canadian side which beat defending champions USA in the last four.

  46. 1432: 

    Ireland pick boccia player Gabriel Shelly to be the nation's flagbearer in tonight's London 2012 Paralympic Games closing ceremony. Shelly, 43, is one of Ireland's most experienced Paralympians after competing in his fifth Games in London.

  47. 1427: 

    British driver Lewis Hamilton wins the Italian Grand Prix for McLaren. For all the post-race news from Monza see our live text commentary with Lawrence Barretto.

  48. 1425: 

    The Football Association confirms defender John Terry is ruled out of England's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at Wembley on Tuesday with an ankle injury.

  49. 1423: 

    Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty gives an emphatic seal of approval to new national team boss Michael O'Neill.

    "For me, he is probably the best manager I have worked under at international level," says the Sion forward. "Michael has come in, freshened things up, changed some things around and everything he has done has been for the better."

  50. 1418: 

    Sir Geoff Hurst says he is "1000%" in favour of West Ham moving into the Olympic Stadium next year. The ex-Hammers striker believes the east London club must move to Stratford to realise their ambition of becoming a leading Premier League club.

    Do you agree with England's 1966 World Cup final hat-trick hero? Or would one of the other bidders be a better post-Olympic tenant? Let us know using the #bbcsportsday hashtag on Twitter.

  51. 1413: 

    USA, gold medallists at Beijing 2008, clinch bronze in Wheelchair Rugby with a 53-43 win against Japan at the Basketball Arena.

  52. 1410: 

    Coventry and Stevenage are drawing 1-1 as their League One clash reaches half-time. David McGoldrick put the managerless Sky Blues ahead on 11 minutes, before Robin Shroot equalised shortly after for the visitors.

  53. 1405: 

    Jenson Button retires from the Italian Grand Prix after a fuel pick-up problem with his McLaren at Monza. But there is better news for the British team as Lewis Hamilton still leads. Catch all the action lap-by-lap in our live text commentary with Lawrence Barretto.

  54. 1400: 

    Shelly Woods has spoken to BBC Radio 5 live after winning silver in the women's T54 marathon.

    "It's an unbelievable feeling because it's been such a tough week and I've been wanting a medal so badly, this means the world to me and in the marathon too.

    "I never thought I would be medalling in the marathon, I was hoping I could on the track, but a silver in the marathon is amazing and in London - I can't believe it."

  55. 1352: 

    David Weir has reflected on his four gold medals at London 2012, which he capped by winning the men's T54 marathon.

    "It just amazing I am lost for words. I knew I was in good shape but I didn't know I was in super good shape.

    "I knew I had to be in some sort of super human state to win four gold medals and I've done it."

  56. 1349: 

    Lewis Hamilton leads the Italian Grand Prix in Monza after 30 of the 53 laps. Stay in touch with BBC Sport's text updates.

  57. 1347: 

    Could Jonny Wilkinson return to international rugby in next year's British and Irish Lions tour to Australia?

    Coach Warren Gatland is not ruling the former England fly-half out of the running, saying: "He's still a fine player and only 33. That's not old,"

  58. 1344: 

    There is some football taking place today, and at the moment it is 1-1 between Coventry City and Stevenage - you can keep track with our text commentary.

  59. 1334: 

    Today's medals for David Weir and Shelly Woods mean that Britain will finish in third place in the overall medal table at the London 2012 Paralympics.

  60. 1331: 

    Overnight, Andre Ward retained his WBC and WBA super-middleweight titles when Chad Dawson quit in the 10th round of their bout in Oakland. Ward, who beat Britain's Carl Froch last December, says he intends to return to the light-heavyweight division.

  61. 1325: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope on the women's marathon on Twitter: "SILVER for @ParalympicsGB's Shelly Woods in the wheelchair marathon. It's not the gold she'd have loved, but a great achievement!"

  62. 1323: 

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury on the wheelchair rugby: "USA defeat Japan 53-43 in the Paralympics wheelchair rugby bronze-medal match. Some of the Japanese players are distraught. Canada take on Australia in the final at 14:00 BST."

  63. 1320: 

    Shelly Woods takes the silver medal in the women's T54 marathon, finishing just behind Shirley Reilly of the United States and ahead of Switzerland's Sandra Graf.

  64. 1317: 

    Shelly Woods is in contention for a medal in the women's T54 marathon, one of a group of four that have broken away as the race enters the closing stages.

  65. 1314: 

    They're under way in Monza at the Italian Grand Prix, stay up to date with our text updates and commentary on BBC Radio 5 live. Lewis Hamilton leads, Felipe Massa is second.

  66. 1310: 
    CYCLING- Tour of Britain stage one

    BBC Sport's Matt Slater: "Thirty years ago, I went to see the Milk Race start in Chelmsford. There have been money problems, periods of apathy and several false dawns since. The cycling has been up and down, too. The Milk Race is no more, of course, but the Tour of Britain was relaunched in 2004.

    "It's been getting stronger every year and this edition should be the best yet. It's certainly got a starry cast, with Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish sharing top billing. There was a big crowd to see them off in Ipswich this morning and they are getting lots of support as they ride up East Anglian coast to Great Yarmouth, before turning left towards Norwich, where there should be a sprint finish at about 3pm. It will be a major surprise if anybody other than Cavendish wins."

  67. 1305: 

    Shelly Woods is still in contention to make it two gold medals for Britain today, she is part of the leading pack in the women's marathon that have around three miles to go in their race.

  68. 1302: 

    David Weir has won his fourth gold medal at the 2012 Paralympics, winning the T54 wheelchair marathon ahead of Switzerland's Marcel Hug and Australia's Kurt Fearnley.

  69. 1259: 

    Closing stages of the men's marathon with David Weir well-placed for another win, listen in to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

  70. 1256: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope on Twitter: "Huge cheers as we hear David Weir moves to the front of the leading pack, but Hug & Fearnley are all close & anything can happen! #marathon"

  71. 1253: 

    David Weir leads the marathon as he, Marcel Hug and Kurt Fearnley move away from the rest of the leading group with under three miles of the race remaining.

  72. 1249: 

    David Weir is in second place behind Marcel Hug after 22.5 miles in the men's wheelchair marathon. It's building up nicely for Weir as he attempts to win his fourth gold medal at these Games.

  73. 1246: 

    Shelly Woods is in second place as the leading group of five in the women's wheelchair marathon go down the Mall at the end of the second circuit, with one to go.

  74. 1244: 

    The Italian Grand Prix is under way at 13:00 BST, with Lewis Hamilton in pole position and Jenson Button second on the grid.

    Stay across all the action from Monza with the full text coverage on the BBC Sport website and live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

  75. 1242: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope: "Looking very good for David Weir in his bid for a fourth gold of the Games as he is comfortable in the lead pack with just one lap remaining.

    "Japan's Nobukazu leads, with Marcel Hug second, defending champion Fearnley 3rd, then Weir. Well placed for the sprint finish!"

    Listen to regular updates from both marathons on BBC Radio 5 live.

  76. 1238: 

    The men's wheelchair marathon is into the final circuit after the leading pack, including David Weir, raced down the Mall. The Briton is fourth in the group of seven after 19 miles.

  77. 1233: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope on the women's marathon on Twitter: "Doesn't look like USA's Tatyana McFadden can stage a remarkable comeback as she trails by 2'59 at the halfway stage after replacing a wheel"

  78. 1229: 

    David Weir is still looking good in the men's wheelchair marathon, fourth in the leading pack of six after 17 miles.

    Listen in to BBC Radio 5 live for regular updates.


    More favourite memories of the Paralympics - what's yours? Let us know at #bbcsportsday.

    Daniel Cooper on Twitter: "Richard Whiteheads last 80 metres in the 200 metres final. Incredible speed for a marathon runner!"

    Tom Watts on Twitter: "Don't want these games to end, but the closing ceremony should be good tonight, as long as Coldplay is kept to a minimum"

    fqiren on Twitter: "As a human, it's about seeing how man can overcome obstacles such as physical disabilities and achieve their dreams."

  80. 1220: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope on the women's wheelchair marathon on Twitter: "Early leader Tatyana McFadden has to stop to replace a wheel & now trails the lead group (inc Woods) by 3 minutes, but is narrowing the gap!"

  81. 1219: 

    David Weir is in the leading pack of six at the halfway stage of the wheelchair marathon along with Hug, Fearnley, Hanaoka, Hokinoue and Hamerlak.

  82. 1215: 

    Newcastle United's Shane Ferguson is available for Northern Ireland's World up qualifier against Luxembourg after recovering from a groin problem that forced him to miss the game against Russia on Friday.

    Goalkeeper Lee Camp has dropped out for personal reasons, and manager Michael O'Neill will monitor the fitness of Manchester United's Jonny Evans, who has had an ankle problem.

  83. 1208: 

    David Weir is in a pack of six that lead the men's wheelchair marathon out of the Mall along with his great rival Kurt Fearnley. Shelly Woods is also well-placed in a leading group of seven in the women's race.

    Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson on BBC Radio 5 live: "I wouldn't be surprised if Fearnley and Weir have had a conversation on how to break the pack up."

    Updates and coverage on BBC Radio 5 live.

  84. 1202: 

    Andy Murray's post-match press conference following his win over Tomas Berdych in the US Open was gatecrashed by Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Sean Connery. It sounds bizarre, but it did happen and there's a video clip as well as full reaction from Murray's coach Ivan Lendl to the win on the BBC Sport website.

  85. 1200: 

    David Weir is in second behind Kurt Fearnley after eight miles of the men's wheelchair marathon.

  86. 1151: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope updates from the wheelchair marathons: "The marathon athletes will complete one lap of 2.2 miles, followed by three laps of eight miles to total 26.2.

    "After the first stage David Weir is in third just behind great rival Kurt Fearnley.

    "Shelley Woods is also well-placed in a tie for second - but there's a LONG way to go yet!"

  87. 1149: 

    As the Tour of Britain gets under way, the Vuelta a Espana is nearing the end with Alberto Contador poised to take victory today.

    The Spaniard is over a minute clear of Alejandro Valverde going into today's final stage. Britain's Chris Froome is fourth overall.

  88. 1145: 

    The Italian Grand Prix starts at around 13:00 BST, with full text coverage on the BBC Sport website and live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

    Lewis Hamilton is in pole position, with Jenson Button second on the grid.

  89. 1138: 

    World champion Mark Cavendish has confirmed his desire to quit Team Sky but hopes for an "amicable" split.

    "It's like a long-distance relationship with a girl. Everything is great but you live apart and it can't work out. "

    The Manxman was speaking ahead of the start of the Tour of Britain, which begins today in Ipswich.

  90. 1134: 

    The wheelchair marathons have begun, keep track of the progress of David Weir and Shelly Woods on BBC Radio 5 live, while @NickHopeBBC will be giving regular updates on Twitter.

  91. 1129: 

    BBC Sport's Gordon Farquhar on Twitter: "ParalympicsGB need a wheelchair marathon double today to catch Russia for second place in the medals. Was a target. More medals already done"

  92. 1121: 

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson: "GB Chef de Mission Craig Hunter has praised LOCOG for giving British athletes the perfect platform to perform at the London 2012 Paralympics.

    "They have provided some amazing opportunities and the British public have supported us like no other," he said. "We have had some great athletes with world class performances. The team behind the team have been the best that we could have provided. We have left no stone unturned and this has been the best prepared team."

  93. 1116: 

    Brazil's Tito Sena has won the T46 marathon, while Alberto Suarez of Spain has taken gold in the T12 event, breaking his own world record with a time of 2:24:50. Not long now until David Weir and Shelly Woods begin their quests for gold in the wheelchair marathons.


    More favourite memories of the Paralympics - what's yours? Let us know at #bbcsportsday.

    Liz Kerr on Twitter: "as an Aussie it has to be Jacqui Freney 8 from 8 gold medals in the pool. Sarah Storey was pretty amazing for GB #girlpower"

    Matt Barron on Twitter: "Favourite part of Paralympics has to be Chinese power lifter who hugged the volunteers and THAT table tennis shot"

  95. 1104: 

    David Weir's attempt to win his fourth gold medal of the Games begins at 11.30 when the men's T54 wheelchair marathon begins in the Mall. Shelly Woods starts in the women's event two minutes later.

    Listen in to the coverage on BBC Radio 5 live.

  96. 1100: 

    It's the final day of the London 2012 Paralympics and following another busy day for GB athletes on Day 10, what has been your highlight of the Games? Is there a particular Paralympian you've enjoyed watching? Did you enjoy seeing Great Britain win yet more gold medals after the Olympics? What will you take away from watching these Games? Are you looking forward to seeing Coldplay at the closing ceremony?

    Let us know on Twitter and give us your opinions on all the sporting news throughout the day by using the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  97. 1054: 

    As the Paralympics in London draw to a close, Rio is already in the spotlight as the next city set to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016. The BBC's Maddy Savage has been finding out what Brazilian athletes and fans think their country can learn from London 2012, and what it might do differently.

    Pork and papaya sausages are sizzling on the barbecue, Samba music is on the stereo and Caipirinha cocktails are being shaken and stirred at the bar.

    Sadly, this isn't Rio, it's the Brazilian restaurant in the shopping arcade next to the Olympic Park. But fans Rafael Tinelli and Bernardos Medeiros, believe it offers a taste of what we can expect from their home city in four years' time.

  98. 1048: 
    LONDON 2012

    GB Olympic handball player Mark Hawkins on Twitter: "Can't believe it's the last day of the 2012 games! Looking forward to going to closing ceremony tonight! Been an incredible summer!!"

    Hannah Macleod, GB Olympic hockey player, on Twitter: "Looking forward to watching the Closing ceremony of the #ParalympicGames Can't wait to get back onto the park!"

    GB Olympic handball player Zoe vanderWeel on Twitter: "Going to the #ParalympicGames Closing Ceremony tonight!! If it is something like the Olympic Closing ceremony we're in for a big treat!!!"

  99. 1042: 

    The live text coverage for the Italian Grand Prix begins on the BBC Sport website later this morning, with the race scheduled to start at 13:00 BST.

    Lewis Hamilton beat McLaren team-mate Jenson Button to pole at the Italian Grand Prix as Ferrari's Fernando Alonso bid failed.

  100. 1037: 

    With its sold-out venues, buzzing atmosphere and widespread media coverage, London 2012 is being described as a watershed for Paralympic sport.

    The British public have taken disabled athletes to their hearts in the same way as they lauded Team GB's Olympic heroes.

    With the Paralympics fully factored into the planning of the Olympic Park's design, disabled fans have praised the accessibility and extra facilities provided at London 2012 venues.

  101. 1033: 

    ParalaympicsGB 7-a-side footballers finish London 2012 in seventh place, beating the United States 3-1 in their final classification match..

  102. 1024: 

    Chris Hackley on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Ellie Simmonds, Oscar Pistorious, Johnnie Peacock, the amazing wheelchair basketball players, just great."

    Ken on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Hannah Cockroft, what a legend. I don't think there was a more cheerful athlete out there. Infectious personality."

    Aiyesa Dare on Twitter: "Congrats to Team Nigeria paralympians for doing what the able-bodied cannot do at the Olympics #bbcsportsday"

    Matt Barron on Twitter: "@BBCSport Favourite part of Paralympics has to be Chinese power lifter who hugged the volunteers #bbcsportsday"

    Jon Hind on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Hannah Cockroft has to be highlight. Never stops giggling - what sport is all about."

    Keep your tweets coming and get involved throughout the day on Twitter by using the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  103. 1017: 

    Coach Ivan Lendl believes Andy Murray is ready to emulate him and win a Grand Slam final at his fifth attempt.

    Murray, 25, faces Novak Djokovic or David Ferrer in Monday's final after beating Czech Tomas Berdych.

    "Andy is ready to go and win. The lesson he learned from the Wimbledon final was a tough one but he learned it well," Lendl said.

  104. 1009: 

    Thousands of spectators are lining the streets of London for the marathon events on the closing day of the Paralympics.

    In the wheelchair events from 11:30 BST, Briton David Weir is chasing his fourth gold of the Games, while team-mate Shelly Woods is also going for gold.

    ParalympicsGB are third in the medals table with 118, including 33 golds.

  105. 1001: 
    LONDON 2012

    If you are getting Olympic withdrawal then never fear. BBC Sport has all the action from London 2012 still available at the click of a mouse button.

    Watch again as Mo Farah wins 5000m gold, or Ben Ainslie reaches his landmark gold in the Finn class and who could forget Usain Bolt winning the 100m final in 9.63 seconds.

  106. 0953: 

    South African Oscar Pistorius provided a fitting finale to the Paralympics track and field competition on Saturday night with gold in the last event, the T44 400m.

    The 25-year-old, promoted as the face of the Games, went into the final without an individual gold but won in a new Paralympic record of 46.68 seconds.

  107. 0945: 

    Sir Geoff Hurst believes former club West Ham must move to London's Olympic Stadium to fulfil their ambitions of becoming a "top" Premier League side.

    The Hammers are one of four bidders under consideration to lease the £486m stadium after the Paralympics.

  108. 0938: 

    It's the final day of the London 2012 Paralympics and following another busy day for GB athletes on Day 10, what has been your highlight of the Games? Is there a particular Paralympian you've enjoyed watching? Did you enjoy seeing Great Britain win yet more gold medals after the Olympics? What will you take away from watching these Games? Are you looking forward to seeing Coldplay at the closing ceremony?

    Let us know on Twitter and get involved in all sporting news throughout the day by using the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  109. 0931: 

    FA director Trevor Brooking tells Sportsweek on BBC Radio 5 live: "John [Terry] got a knock on the ankle and he twisted a bit later on the same spot. We were all unsure what he'd be like on Tuesday but he's a tough individual and if he can at all play he will.

    "John will stay with the squad and we will gage the injury over the next few days. The fact he's still there shows he's still in with a shout - I'm optimistic."

  110. 0923: 

    Sports minister Hugh Robertson tells Sportsweek on BBC Radio 5 live: "It's been a wholly remarkable summer for British sport and it's absolutely appropriate to recognise that in some way.

    "But we're all focused on delivering the sporting legacy after London 2012."

  111. 0918: 

    Seb Coe, chairman of the London Organising Committee of London 2012, tells BBC Radio 5 live: "It has been fantastic. We wanted to raise the bar at the Olympics and I am as proud as everyone at being a part of a team that has unquestionably raised the bar at the Paralympics.

    "We get Paralympics sport in this country. I never really doubted that the Paralympic Games would be anything other than a show-stopper."

  112. 0911: 

    England fast bowler James Anderson has criticised the leadership style of Michael Vaughan, claiming the 2005 Ashes-winning skipper "was not as good a captain as others made out".

    Anderson felt Vaughan lacked the ability to talk to his team as individuals and left him feeling "alone and isolated" when he needed support.

    "As a young fast bowler, you need to know that your captain has his arm around your shoulder, if not physically, then metaphorically. Unfortunately, that is not something I ever felt playing under Vaughan. I actually felt alone and isolated when I most needed support," Anderson said.

  113. 0904: 

    Great Britain are currently third in the Paralympics medal table with 118 medals, including 33 golds.

    China are top with 231 medals, 95 of which are gold and Russia are in second with 101 medals, 35 gold.

  114. 0855: 
    LONDON 2012

    Sally Walton, Team GB Olympic hockey player, on Twitter: "Off to the Closing ceremony of the #ParalympicGames. I'm hearing some good rumours of people who will be performing."

    Greg Searle, London 2012 Olympic bronze medal winning GB rower, on Twitter: "Looking forward to riding the wave tonight at Paralympic Closing Ceremony then around London tomorrow. #proud #privilege"

    Beth Storry, Team GB Olympic hockey player, on Twitter: "I'm really looking forward to going to the closing ceremony of the #2012Paralympics tonight - it's going to be amazing."

  115. 0847: 

    ParalympicsGB chef de mission Craig Hunter on BBC Radio 5 Live: "We're not finished yet as we've still got two more races this morning but it's been the most fantastic thing I've ever been involved in.

    "To have won 118 medals so far is great and hopefully we can make the final push today.

    "I'm not surprised on the success of the team - I was confident we'd reach our target. The athletes were the best prepared they've ever been. It's been an amazing summer of sport and they've all risen to the occasion."

  116. 0843: 

    Sports minister Hugh Robertson tells Sportsweek on BBC Radio 5 live: "Looking back, I can't think of a summer like this. It's been absolutely fantastic.

    "The way the British public has taken it to their heart has just been great. I've never know a summer like it.

    "It's exceeded expectations. People are now going to the Parlympics to watch the sport and not the athletes."

  117. 0835: 

    Phil Mickelson shot a dazzling third-round 64 to draw level with leader Vijay Singh going into today's BMW Championship final round in Indiana.

    Fijian Singh would have entered the clubhouse a shot clear but for a bogey on the 18th, and the multiple major winners both finished 16 under.

    World number one Rory McIlroy shot a 69 to go 15 under and is tied with Englishman Lee Westwood, who shot 68.

  118. 0826: 

    It's the final day of the London 2012 Paralympics and following another busy day for GB athletes on Day 10, what has been your highlight of the Games? Is there a particular Paralympian you've enjoyed watching? Did you enjoy seeing Great Britain win yet more gold medals after the Olympics? What will you take away from watching these Games?

    Let us know on Twitter and get involved throughout the day by using the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  119. 0818: 

    It's an early start for swimmer Ellie Simmonds. Fresh from winning silver in the women's S6 100m freestyle on Saturday, she tells BBC Radio 5 Live: "I'm quite emotional. I'm sad it's ending but I'm looking forward to the closing ceremony and looking back at what I've achieved - I'm surprised at what I've achieved.

    "I'm just looking forward to what happens after the Paralympics.

    "I had the best lead up ever. My coach was really good and I was just looking forward to racing in front of a home crowd. I swam the best I could and to come away with personal bests in every event is brilliant."

  120. 0811: 

    David Weir could cap a stunning Games, both for himself and ParalympicsGB, when he goes for a fourth gold in the men's marathon from 11:30 BST, while Shelly Woods has her best chance of a London medal when the women go from 11:32. The route will begin and end in The Mall.

    There are also medals up for grabs in wheelchair rugby, with the last gold of London 2012 to be contested by Russia and Ukraine in the 7-a-side final at 16:00.

    Coverage:BBC Radio 5 live from 06:00 and 5 live sports extra from 14:15

  121. 0804: 

    As always in the morning we keep you up-to-date with all the latest goings on in the footballing world, so here are three stories from our football gossip column.

    Sir Alex Ferguson has asked the Manchester United board to bring back former winger Cristiano Ronaldo, 27, who is said to be unhappy at Real Madrid.(Sunday Mirror)

    Spartak Moscow are ready to test Arsenal's resolve to hang on to forward Theo Walcott, 23, by making a bid for him in the January transfer window. (The Metro)

    Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has hinted he will try to sign Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda, 32, in the January transfer window. (Mail on Sunday)


    Hello and welcome to Sunday's Sportsday live as we take you through all the action on the final day of the London 2012 Paralympics plus all the day's other breaking sports news.

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