Football transfers, David Moyes & Wimbledon

David Moyes's first Man Utd news conference, Andy Murray at Wimbledon, Tour de France and Lions build-up.

5 July 2013 Last updated at 19:10

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  1. 1900: 

    That is it from Sportsday but the coverage of Wimbledon continues via live text commentary, on BBC One and on BBC Radio 5 live. There is a huge weekend of sports action with the British and Irish Lions on Saturday and the German Grand Prix on Sunday. Sportsday will return on Monday, 8 July.

  2. 1855: 

    Great Britain's women's team were beaten 71-36 in the semi-finals of the European Championships by Paralympic champions Germany. They will now play France in the bronze medal play-off.

  3. 1850: 

    Chelsea complete the signing of Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel from Vitesse Arnhem.

    "I'm very happy to be here at such a nice club with great players. I am really happy, the stadium is good and the training ground is fantastic," he said.

  4. 1847: 

    British Olympic bronze medallist Alan Campbell survives a false start that almost saw him capsize into the River Thames to win his opening race at Henley Royal Regatta.

  5. 1841: 

    Paraguay's Fabrizio Zanotti, on six under par, leads the French Open by one shot after two rounds. Britain's Graeme McDowell, Graeme Storm and Simon Dyson are two shots behind.

  6. 1834: 

    Coventry City goalkeeper Joe Murphy says the Sky Blues players must focus on football despite all the off-field problems clouding the League One outfit.

    The 31-year-old told BBC Sport: "We're here to play football. Let whatever happens off the field just sort itself."

  7. 1827: 

    Venus Williams pulls out of World TeamTennis matches next week because of the back injury that kept her out of Wimbledon. The seven-time Grand Slam title winner has not played since a first-round loss at the French Open on 26 May.

  8. 1821: 

    They are now under way at centre court in the second semi-final between Andy Murray and Jerzy Janowicz. You can follow the action via live text commentary, watch on BBC Two and listen on BBC Radio 5 live.

  9. 1819: 

    Queens Park Rangers confirm that Christopher Samba has re-joined Anzhi Makhachkala for a club record undisclosed fee. The Congo defender moved to Loftus Road from the Russian club in January, making 10 appearances.

  10. 1815: 

    You can now watch David Moyes's first press conference as Manchester United where he revealed that outgoing manager Sir Alex Ferguson told him personally that he was the club's next manager.

  11. 1810: 

    Non Stanford says she is comfortable to be one of the favourites for the latest World Triathlon Series race in Kitzbuehel on Saturday.

    "If you were going on the form of the season, then fair enough I'm up there at the minute," she said.


    Julian Tan: "Why is everyone getting so worker up about signings. United have a new manager and he is taking the right steps. Patience!"

    Keval Shah: "Moyes saying Rooney is not for sale means nothing. He may want to leave and Moyes wouldn't reduce his potential asking price."

    Alex Brown: "Why on earth are people 'frustrated' or worried about transfers on the 5th July? Relax."

  13. 1757: 

    Novak Djokovic reaches the men's singles final after an epic semi-final victory over Juan Martin del Potro winning 7-5 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (6-8) 6-3. Next on centre court is the second semi-final between Andy Murray and Jerzy Janowicz. You can follow the action via live text commentary, watch on BBC One and listen on BBC Radio 5 live.

  14. 1753: 

    Brazil's Bruno Soares and Lisa Raymond, of the United States, reach the final of the mixed doubles after beating Jean-Julien Rojer, of the Netherlands, and Russia's Vera Dushevina 6-4 6-4. They will play Canada's Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic, of France.

  15. 1750: 

    Australia's final warm-up match against Worcestershire before next week's first Ashes Test peters out into a draw. Pace bowlers Ryan Harris and James Faulkner took two wickets each before a draw was agreed.

  16. 1746: 

    The first day of track action after the multiple tyre failures at the British Grand Prix passes without incident at Germany's Nurburgring. Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes and Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull topped the times in each of the two practice sessions.


    Isle of Man's Mark Cavendish: "Well, one of the "maybe a sprint" days definitely wasn't!! Finished with about 80 riders after Omega Pharma-Quick-Step did some gutsy chasing. Kind of knew what Cannondale would do today, but no way to prevent it. They rode faultlessly. Congratulations to Peter Sagan."

  18. 1732: 

    Pakistan beat England's women by one run in the second Twenty20 international played today. England won the earlier game by 70 runs.

  19. 1729: 

    There's plenty of action in the t20 this evening with radio commentary of Leicestershire v Durham and Somerset v Gloucestershire starting now. The Roses clash between Yorkshire and Lancashire starts at 17:40 BST. There is also another five games later in the evening.

  20. 1723: 

    Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery says they have got things wrong following the tyre blowouts at the British Grand Prix.

    "We underestimated the impact of swapping tyres with the cars two and three seconds per lap quicker this season," he said.

    "When you swap them around it creates a weakness with the metallic belt. We got that wrong. We need to get it right going forward."


    Jonathan Guckian: "Frustrated by lack of progress on signings. Main rivals have strengthened. Rooney issue a distraction for #MUFC."

    Yadab Neupane: "Rooney will have the best season of his career next season."

    Porter Ramsey: "Great to hear that Rooney is in fine shape. He's still one of the best when he's in good physically and mentally."

  22. 1712: 

    Juan Martin del Potro wins the fourth set to make it two sets apiece in his Wimbledon semi-final against Novak Djokovic. You can follow the action via live text commentary, watch on BBC One and listen on BBC Radio 5 live.

  23. 1708: 

    Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen says he has no intention of pulling out of the German Grand Prix despite the threat from drivers following the tyre row. "I would race," said the Finn. "The problems are not just because of the tyres - there can be a lot of influence in why it has happened," he said.

  24. 1703: 

    Britain's Savannah Marshall, Nicola Adams and Lisa Whiteside reach their respective finals by unanimous points decisions at the European Union Championships. Ireland's Katie Taylor is also through.

  25. 1658: 

    Norwich City manager Chris Hughton believes new signing Nathan Redmond made a "mature" decision in choosing to join the Canaries.

    Swansea City and Everton were among the others clubs chasing the former Birmingham City winger, but Redmond, 19, has signed a four-year contract at Carrow Road.

    Hughton tells BBC East: "Nathan and his advisors had other options but they've been very, very mature in deciding this was the place for him to come to."

    Wayne Rooney

    Mohan Lachemenan: Not so convincing about Rooney. "He's a #MUFC player and will remain a #MUFC player" is the clubs stance, not Rooneys.

    Andrew Priestley: Moyes spoke very confidently about continuing the legacy of Manchester United, but putting his own stamp on the football club.

    Sarhan Hassan: After all that's happened, I wouldn't be surprised to see Rooney having the best season of his career next season.

  27. 1653:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport at Old TraffordDAVID MOYES' PRESS CONFERENCE

    "New Manchester United manager David Moyes gave an accomplished performance in his first media conference but the shadow of unsettled Wayne Rooney loomed large over Old Trafford's Europa Suite.

    "Moyes was insistent the Rooney would not be sold. What he could not say, however, was that Rooney had expressed his desire to stay. Still more mileage in this one."

  28. 1647: 

    Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson insists Wes Morgan is not for sale following news that the influential centre-back is a summer transfer target for his former club Nottingham Forest.

    Pearson would not confirm if there had been any offers for the 29-year-old.

    But he tells BBC Radio Leicester: "Wes is not a player I have any intention of selling so it doesn't matter whether there has been a bid or not. There may have been but it doesn't matter; it will have been turned down."

  29. 1643: 

    Peter Sagan extends his lead in the Tour de France points competition as he out-sprints John Degenkolb to win stage seven.

    Britain's Mark Cavendish sees his chances of winning the green jersey suffer a blow as he is part of a group dropped on the second climb of the day.

    Slovak Sagan, last year's green jersey winner, emerged from Degenkolb's slipstream to win by a bike length. Chris Froome finishes in the peloton as Daryl Impey retains the yellow jersey.

  30. 1641: 

    Wigan Athletic announce the make-up of Owen Coyle's backroom staff.

    Sandy Stewart will take the role of assistant manager, having worked closely with Coyle at Bolton Wanderers, Burnley and St Johnstone, whilst former Latics keeper Phil Hughes becomes the new goalkeeping coach.

    Andy Mitchell has been appointed as head physiotherapist with James Barrow joining the medical team as strength and conditioning coach.

  31. 1633: 

    That concludes David Moyes's first news conference as Manchester United manager. The former Everton boss shakes the hands of a number of the gathered media before exiting.

    Thoughts on the Moyes's first comments? Happy to hear that Wayne Rooney is not for sale? Have your say, #bbcsportsday

  32. 1632: 

    David Moyes on Premier League rivals: "There will be improvement from all the clubs. I'm pleased to see Jose (Mourinho) back. He's been very successful and he's someone everyone will enjoy having back in the Premier League. I've come across (Manuel) Pellegrini a couple of times at Villarreal and Malaga. It's the first time there's been a real shake-up and it will be new to a lot of clubs. There's a lot of things unknown about how things will pan out.

    "Finally, Bill Kenwright has been fantastic over my time at Everton. They've got a very good team and players. All I can say is 'thanks', they've been very good to me."

  33. 1630: 

    David Moyes: "I'm really happy to see Jose [Mourinho] back in the Premier League. For the first time there has been a big shake-up in the Premier League and I'm looking forward to being involved in it."

  34. 1629: 

    David Moyes: "I'll be new to a lot of supporters. This a new era but Sir Alex Ferguson will never go away. He'll always be here - you can see his statue, you can see his stand, and he's certainly someone I'll go to. Hopefully, the supporters will realise it was his time to finish and time for someone else."

  35. 1625: 

    Nemanja Vidic: "Players are going to increase their work. David has worked in the Premier League and he knows the players but the players still have something to prove to him. You're playing for Manchester United and there is always pressure on the players and we have to work hard and help the manager achieve what he wants."

  36. 1625: 

    David Moyes: "I will never speak about players at other clubs. I think it's wrong. But this club is always interested in the best players."

  37. 1624: 

    David Moyes: "I know what I've got and I know the job in hand but I am sure when Sir Alex Ferguson took over he knew the job in hand too. But he has left me a squad that is capable of winning the Premier League title."

  38. 1623: 

    David Moyes: "Success is tattooed right across the badge of this club. My job is to continue that. This club is about winning trophies. I'm driven to try and succeed, I'm determined to get the first one on the board.

    "They had a great season in the Premier League last season - Manchester United. We will do everything we can to add to it. They've always gone after the best players. I'm looking forward to being given that challenge."

  39. 1622: 

    David Moyes: "He [Sir Alex Ferguson] said you've got a very big player there [in Wayne Rooney], who has made a big impact in games but all the things he said about the squad were positive."

  40. 1618: 

    David Moyes: "I've been really impressed by the attitude of this set of players. They've been total professionals. It's a really tough start (to the season) but you have to play everyone twice, but I've never seen a Manchester United side get a tougher start to a season. I told the players that I was surprised that Sir Alex was retiring but I told them he wanted me to take the job."

  41. 1617: 

    David Moyes: "I spoke with Paul Scholes as well, he felt he wanted to have some time off with his family. I felt the right person was Ryan Giggs and he has been great. He has been on his Uefa pro licence course, he is taking steps forward and to get him and Phil Neville together is great."

  42. 1615: 
    David Moyes

    David Moyes on Europe: "I'm inexperienced in a lot of those things and they could have brought someone in who was more experienced, but the biggest confidence I got was Sir Alex saying to me 'You're the next Manchester United manager'."

  43. 1614: 

    David Moyes: "I hope Sir Alex Ferguson is sitting in the directors' box. He's been so good. I've already called him for advice a couple of times on a couple of matters. I asked coach Rene (Meulensteen) to stay but he felt it was fair on me to go it alone. (Sir Alex) is not there to pressure me. The Glazers have been great since I got here and so has the new chief executive Edward Woodward."

  44. 1613: 

    Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic: "When the gaffer decided to retire, I was surprised. The players had respect for the manager at Everton and we are looking forward to working with him. The players are training well and they are excited about working with him."

  45. 1611: 

    David Moyes: "I do not know what those two gentlemen said - Sir Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney. That conversation was private and as far as I am concerned I am looking forward to working with Wayne. I can categorically tell you that Wayne Rooney has trained fantastically well since I've been here. Wayne won't be sold by Manchester United."

  46. 1609: 

    More from David Moyes on Wayne Rooney: "Wayne Rooney will not be sold by Manchester United. We have spoken several times and what has happened before has gone now.

    "We are working together now. I have seen a bit of a glint in his eye. He looks very happy and looks as if he's going to knuckle down."

  47. 1606: 

    David Moyes: "All I can do is do what David Moyes has done before. I'll continue the traditions of the club. I am very fortunate that I am taking over the champions of England and I do hope that I can do a great job here in time."


    David Moyes says Wayne Rooney is not for sale.

    "He's a Manchester United player and will remain a Manchester United player," he says.

    "I have known Wayne since he was 16, when he was at Everton. It is a little bit of deja vu. He is training really well, he is coming back in good shape and I am looking forward to working with him."

  49. 1604: 

    David Moyes: "I feel incredibly privileged that I was given the opportunity. I was grateful to Sir Alex and the board for making that happen. I knew nothing about the job until Sir Alex gave me the call and asked me and the first thing he said was he was retiring and then he said 'You're the next manager', and that was enough. I was shocked."

  50. 1600: 

    David Moyes has walked into the media room, along with Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic. News conference coming up shortly...

  51. 1556: 
    David Moyes

    BBC Sport's Richard Conway at Old Trafford: "The Manchester United news conference is billed as the launch of their pre-season tour. United are due to visit Bangkok, Sydney, Yokohama, Osaka, Hong Kong and Stockholm between 13 July and 6 August.

    "But I'm not expecting many questions on that - the future of Wayne Rooney, new signings, Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville now coaching, the shadow of Sir Alex Ferguson over the early days of his tenure. Moyes will want to come across as being in control and comfortable as the new man in charge at Old Trafford."

  52. 1549: 
    Phil Neville and David Moyes

    David Moyes holds his first news conference as Manchester United manager at 16:00 BST and all the quotes as they happen will be on Sportsday Live.

    Here is his journey to the Premier League champions:

    - Started his playing career at Celtic and finished it at Preston, where he played alongside young loan signing David Beckham between February and March 1995

    - Ten months after guiding Preston North End to the Division One play-off final, Moyes took over at Everton, replacing Walter Smith in March 2002

    - Handed Wayne Rooney his Premier League debut in August 2002 before selling him to Manchester United two years later for an initial £20m

    - Steered Everton to a fourth-place finish in 2005 and a place in the qualifying stages of the Champions League

    - Took Everton to the FA Cup final in 2009, where they lost 2-1 to Chelsea.

  53. 1543: 
    David Moyes

    Everton under David Moyes:

    • Moyes took over in March 2002, describing them as the 'people's club' at his first press conference
    • Everton have finished 15th, seventh, 17th, fourth, 11th, sixth, fifth, fifth, eighth and seventh under Moyes
    • Reached the 2009 FA Cup final
    • LMA manager of the year 2002-03, 2004-05, 2008-09
  54. 1539:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport at Old TraffordDAVID MOYES'S NEWS CONFERENCE

    "Not quite the 250 journalists and 40 film crews that greeted Jose Mourinho's return to Chelsea but a very good turn out for David Moyes' first public appearance as Manchester United's manager in Old Trafford's Europa Suite.

    "Wayne Rooney will be right at the top of the agenda as Moyes assumes the challenge of succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson."

  55. 1538: 

    A little under 30 minutes until David Moyes addresses the media as Manchester United manager for the first time.

    There are sure to be plenty of questions for the for the Scot, who replaced Sir Alex Ferguson this summer. We'll have every piece of information and all the quotes to come from the news conference, so stay with Sportsday Live.

  56. 1535: 

    Wigan Athletic sign Marc-Antoine Fortune, with the former West Bromwich Albion striker agreeing a two-year deal with the club.

  57. 1530: 

    Salisbury City's Mikey Harris insists he is unconcerned by being appointed English football's youngest full-time manager.

    After five years as number two, the 28-year-old was confirmed as boss on Thursday on a one-year rolling deal.

    "People will look at it and say 'wow, he's young', but it doesn't bother me," Harris tells BBC Wiltshire. "I've been the lads' immediate boss for five years, so I'm confident I can assert my authority."

  58. 1526: 
    Henman Hill

    At work? Enjoying the sun up in Scunthorpe but want to be at Wimbledon? BBC Sport has put together the next best thing as you can watch Andy Murray's semi-final match against Jerzy Janowicz, with the fans, on Henman Hill - no matter where you are in the UK. Watch on the BBC Sport website.

  59. 1520: 
    ON THIS DAY - 1995
    Mark Hughes

    Mark Hughes signed a three-year contract in a £1.5m move to Chelsea from Manchester United.

  60. 1514: 

    Newly promoted Serie A club Hellas Verona sign former Italy international striker Luca Toni on a one-year deal.

    Toni, 36, left Fiorentina at the end of last season and has joined the 15th club of his career.

    The striker scored eight in 27 appearances for the Viola last term and will embark on the 20th season of career at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi.


    JimmyHosker: ‏Moyes should cash in on Rooney and buy someone who wants to compete for trophies and not money!!

    Tom Miszkowski:‏ Give Rooney an ultimatum, finalise the Thiago deal & put the kettle on. Not necessarily in that order!

    HVP: ‏Get all the chewing gum removed from under the manager's seat in the dugout.

    David Moyes holds his first news conference as Manchester United manager at 16:00 BST and all the quotes will be Sportsday Live.

    What would be the first thing you would do as Manchester United manager?

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  62. 1508: 

    Morecambe manager Jim Bentley wants to sign striker Padraig Amond and defender Mark Hughes after confirming both are training with the club.

    Amond and Hughes are free agents after leaving Accrington and Bury respectively at the end of last season.

    "Padraig is a player I'm keen on. I think we need another forward player and he's got goals at this level," Bentley tells BBC Radio Lancashire. "He's with us, as is Mark. It would be good to get both of them on board."

  63. 1504: 

    Brighton announce first-team coach Charlie Oatway, who was suspended by the club along with Gus Poyet last month, has left by mutual consent.

    Manager Poyet, his assistant Mauricio Taricco and Oatway were told to stay away from the club pending an internal inquiry in the aftermath of the play-off semi-final defeat by Crystal Palace.

    Poyet has since been sacked - although he has said he will appeal against the decision - and replaced by Oscar Garcia, while Taricco had his suspension lifted before leaving by mutual consent last week.

  64. 1457: 

    Juan Martin del Potro levels it at one set all against Novak Djokovic in their Wimbledon semi-final. Follow the action via live text commentary, watch on BBC One and listen on BBC Radio 5 live.

  65. 1453: 

    Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has paired British players with new signings from overseas in training to help with the language barrier and help them settle in.

    Modibo Diakite, Valentin Roberge, Cabral, Duncan Watmore, David Moberg Karlsson and Vito Mannone have joined the Black Cats this summer.

    "I can tell the fans only one thing, relax. We are going to build a strong team, we'll work hard and a team that makes the fans proud," says the Italian.

  66. 1443: 

    Oldham Athletic complete the signing of veteran striker Charlie MacDonald.

    The 32-year-old former Brentford, MK Dons and Leyton Orient forward has signed a 12-month contract with the Latics, having an option for a second year.

  67. 1436: 

    Bristol City are to submit planning application for the redevelopment of Ashton Gate later this summer, following a positive reaction from fans, reports BBC Points West's Alistair Durden.

  68. 1433: 

    Sebastian Vettel is fastest in second practice for the German Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets in the morning.

  69. 1429: 

    Czech international Daniel Pudil becomes the first of what is expected to be a series of former Watford loanees to confirm he has signed a full-time contract with the Hornets.

    The former Racing Genk player spent last season on loan at Watford from Granada, making 40 appearances.

    Pudil, along with other former loanees Marco Cassetti, Joel Ekstrand, Ikechi Anya and Almen Abdi, have travelled with the squad to the club's pre-season training camp in Italy.

  70. 1426: 

    China is to organise its first international flat racing event in Inner Mongolia later this year, featuring top riders from France, the Republic of Ireland, Australia and Singapore, horseracing body France Galop says.

    The thoroughbred meeting in north central China, to take place on September 21 at Hohhot, comes after an agreement struck in August last year between France Galop and a number of partners.

  71. 1418: 

    Earlier, we posed the following Question of Sport Teaser: Since 2000 which four F1 drivers have qualified on pole at the German GP on more than one occasion?

    The answers are: Juan Pablo Montoya, Kimi Raikkonen, Michael Schumacher and Mark Webber.

  72. 1411: 

    Novak Djokovic takes the first set 7-5 against Juan Martin del Potro in their Wimbledon semi-final. Follow the action via live text commentary, watch on BBC One and listen on BBC Radio 5 live.

  73. 1406: 

    England's women beat Pakistan by 70 runs in the first of two Twenty20 Internationals being played on Friday. Sarah Taylor top scored with 57.

  74. 1402: 

    Olympic flyweight champion Nicola Adams is through to the final of the Women's EU boxing Championships in Hungary.

    Adams beat Sandra Drabik on a unanimous decision and will next fight Bulgarian Stoyka Petrova, who she beat at the quarter-final stage en route to her historic gold in London.


    Ali Malik: Stamp his authority by selling Rooney, you never ask to leave MUFC twice! Buying Ronaldo or Bale would also buy him the fans

    Adan Freeman: Rooney to stay, ship out Anderson, Young and Nani, use those funds to bring in Thiago, Fellaini and a top winger.

    David Moyes holds his first news conference as Manchester United manager at 1600 BST and all the quotes will be Sportsday Live.

    What would be the first thing you would do as Manchester United manager?

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  76. 1354: 

    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero: Today is the 10th anniversary of my debut on top division. So many memories! And as I usually say, we won't stop now!

  77. 1351: 
    Andy Murray

    Prior to today's semi-finals, at 11 hours 59 minutes, Andy Murray has spent the most time on court of the last four while Novak Djokovic has spent the least time on court at just nine hours 43 minutes - one hour 12 minutes less than he had spent at this stage en route to his 2011 Wimbledon triumph.

  78. 1343: 

    Ex-Shrewsbury captain Matt Richards joins Cheltenham on a two-year deal.

    The 28-year-old midfielder was released by the Shrews in the summer after two years at Greenhous Meadow. Richards started his career at Ipswich and enjoyed a loan spell at Brighton before joining Walsall, where he played between 2009 and 2011.

    "I was looking for a specific type of player and we think we've got that in Matt," Robins manager Mark Yates tells BBC Gloucestershire.

  79. 1339: 

    Jordan Rhodes says he wants to stay at Blackburn after reports linked him with a move to Bolton.

    Striker Rhodes scored 28 times for Rovers last season, following his £8m transfer from Huddersfield last August.

    He tells BBC Radio Lancashire: "I love coming into Blackburn Rovers because it's a fantastic environment. We're going to have a really good team spirit this year and it's something I want to be a part of. For as long as I'm welcome, you're stuck with me."

  80. 1334: 

    Tommy Bowe hails the impact of his fellow Irishman Brian O'Driscoll on the British and Irish Lions' preparations for Saturday's third Test against Australia.

    O'Driscoll was unexpectedly dropped from the starting line-up, effectively ending his four-tour Lions career. Lions wing Bowe says that O'Driscoll has still played a key role in gearing up the Lions for the Test series decider.

    "He trained with the team yesterday," Bowe says. "He spoke up; he told us exactly what it meant to him again. It would be very easy for him to go off tour now, but he was there training yesterday and he was there first thing this morning. He wants us to win for the Lions more than anything."


    Natasha De-Maine: Moyes needs to get Thiago, if Rooney goes then obviously another striker (Lewandowski) and maybe a left back.

    The Common Man: Use Rooney, Anderson and Nani in deals to buy Ronaldo and Bale. Treble is pretty much on.

    Jon Owen Clough: I would try and persuade Rooney to play in the number 8 role, replace Scholes and ping balls to RVP/Welbeck/Chica

    if you were David Moyes, what would be the first thing you would do as Manchester United manager?

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  82. 1323: 

    Batsman Virat Kohli will lead a young India team on a limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe this month.

    Kohli is captain of the team currently playing in a tri-series in the Caribbean in the absence of regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who went home after the first match due to a hamstring injury.

    Offspinner Parvez Rasool became the first player to be picked for a national squad from the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir while pace bowler Mohit Sharma was the other new name in the squad for the five one-day internationals starting on 24 July in Harare.

  83. 1316: 
    Arthur Ashe

    1975: Ashe's Wimbledon win makes history

    American tennis player Arthur Ashe becomes the first black male to win the Wimbledon singles' championship.

    Ashe beat defending champion Jimmy Connors three sets to one on Centre Court.

  84. 1313: 

    An early blow at Wimbledon as Britain's Kyle Edmund loses 6-4 6-4 to Gianluigi Quinzi in the boys' singles semi-final.

  85. 1307: 

    Lots of live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website for you to enjoy today:

    Novak Djokovic takes on Juan Martin del Potro at Wimbledon, before Andy Murray faces Jerzy Janowicz in the men's semi-finals. You can also watch the action on BBC Two or listen on BBC Radio 5 live.

    Second practice for the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring is under way after Lewis Hamilton finished fastest in the morning session. Audio commentary is also available on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

    Stage seven of the Tour de France is well under way. South African Daryl Impey has the yellow jersey while Chris Froome is eight seconds back.


    Gavin Wonnacott: First thing buy a new chair, you can't sit in Sir Alex's chair to much history made in it.

    Thadi: Concede defeat and wave the white flag to the mighty Man City because the Premier League is coming to the Etihad.

    Matt: If I was Man Utd manager, I'd sell RVP, Rooney, Vidic and Carrick to Chelsea in exchange for a lifetime season ticket.

    So if you were David Moyes, what would be the first thing you would do as Manchester United manager?

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  87. 1257: 
    Laura Robson

    2008: Laura Robson was only 14 when she won the Wimbledon junior singles

    Robson beat 16-year-old Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand in the final. Robson won the first set 6-3 but lost the second by the same score. She won the third 6-1.

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  88. 1249: 

    In his latest column for BBC Sport, Lewis Hamilton talks about tyres, his love of the Nurburgring and racing for the Silver Arrows.

    There has obviously been a lot of talk over the last few days about all the tyre failures at the British Grand Prix. From my personal perspective, last Sunday was a race win lost.

    For those watching it must have been pretty spectacular, but at the time, all you're thinking about in the cockpit is how it has impacted on your own race.

  89. 1241: 

    David Moyes is set to announce that striker Wayne Rooney, 27, is staying at Old Trafford when he faces the media for the first time as Manchester United manager on Friday. (Daily Express)

    West Ham and Cardiff City are both in the hunt to sign 31-year-old forward Javier Saviola, who is available on a free transfer after his contract at Malaga expired. (Daily Star)

    Newcastle United look set to pull out of the race to sign Wigan Athletic striker Arouna Kone, 29, because he does not fit into the Magpies' "blueprint". (Newcastle Chronicle)

  90. 1234: 
    Alex Scott

    Did you know that #Euro2013 begins next week? England stars Alex Scott and Toni Duggan will be answering your questions at 2000 BST tonight.

    Send your questions to @bbcsport using #Euro2013.

  91. 1226: 

    Sunderland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood is keen to stay on Wearside, but first-team football remains his priority.

    The Republic of Ireland keeper has been limited to just 13 appearances since joining from Coventry in July 2011, by the form and fitness of Simon Mignolet.

    However, Mignolet's summer move to Liverpool offers the 28-year-old the chance to compete with new signing Vito Mannone for the goalkeeper's jersey.

    "For the sake of my career, I have to play," Westwood told BBC Newcastle.

  92. 1221: 

    Leicester City Football Club announce the appointment of Terry Robinson as the Club's new Director of Football.

    Terry joins the Club from Stoke City, where he held the position of Director of Youth Development for two years. He has also served as Chairman at both Bury and Sheffield United.

  93. 1213: 

    Striker Nicolas Anelka says he wants to end his playing career in England having signed a one-year deal with West Brom - his sixth Premier League club.

    The 34-year-old was available on a free transfer following a short spell with Italian champions Juventus last season.

    "I think I'll finish in England, I'm happy here. I also hope it will be with this club," said the Frenchman.


    Borry Kyle: Waste all their money and RUIN the club. But that's just me. Mainly because I hate United.

    James Brady: Strengthen the midfield, persuade Rooney to stay, he is still one of the world's best players despite his reputation.

    Trevor Doyle: Give Rooney his marching orders, use the funds for someone committed to the club, preferably a quality midfielder.

    Mike Cartwright: Ask people what they do for a living, then simply reply; "Oh, that's interesting. I'm Manchester United manager."

    So if you were David Moyes what would be the first thing you would do as Manchester United manager?

    Tweet us via #bbcsportsday

  95. 1201: 
    Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic has reached his 13th consecutive Grand Slam semi-final. He is currently in 2nd place behind Roger Federer (23) for the most consecutive Grand Slam semi-final appearances. The last time he failed to reach the semi-finals at a major was when he lost to Jurgen Melzer in the quarterfinals at 2010 Roland Garros.

  96. 1153: 

    Striker Lewis Guy secures his release from St Mirren.

    Cumbria-born Guy had been told he was free to find a new club and had been training with Carlisle before reaching an agreement with Saints to end his contract a year before it was due to expire.

    A club statement reads: "It has been confirmed this morning that Lewis Guy has cancelled his contract with St Mirren Football Club by mutual consent."

    David Moyes

    David Moyes will address the media for the first time as Manchester United manager at 1600 BST. His inbox is already full with Wayne Rooney stuttering on his future, new signings and the pressure of the new Premier League season just weeks away.

    So if you were David Moyes what would be the first thing you would do as Manchester United manager?

    Tweet us via #bbcsportsday

  98. 1144: 

    MotoGP will return to Argentina next year after agreeing a three-year deal to race at the new Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, promoters Dorna say.

    The race will be the first in the South American country since 1999, when Buenos Aires hosted the series.

    "We will do our best to make sure MotoGP stays in our country for a long time," the promoters quoted Argentine tourism minister Enrique Meyer as saying after finalising the contract on a visit to the circuit.

  99. 1134: 
    Andy Murray

    Live text commentary is up and running on the BBC Sport website as Andy Murray aims for a second Wimbledon final after Novak Djokovic takes on Juan Martin del Potro.

    First up, Kyle Edmund against Gianluigi Quinzi in the Wimbledon boys' singles semi-finals.

  100. 1125: 

    Conference Premier clubs look like missing out on up to £20,000 apiece next season as the league is struggling to attract a main sponsor.

    Blue Square Bet ended their deal last season and the Football Conference has been unable to secure a new one.

    Conference general manager Dennis Strudwick tells BBC Lincolnshire: "We are working hard but without success. We believe there is somebody who will do it, but I have to be honest we don't have it on the hook just yet."

  101. 1119: 
    Marion Bartoli

    BBC Radio 5 live's Alastair Eykyn: Marion Bartoli is playing rugby on the practice courts at Wimbledon!

  102. 1118: 

    British and Irish Lions legend Sir Ian McGeechan says he would have picked Brian O'Driscoll for the final Test because of his leadership skills.

    The decision to drop the veteran centre has been hotly debated ahead of Saturday's decider with Australia.

    "I would have kept him, simply because of the leadership and responsibility that he takes," the 66-year-old, four-time Lions head coach told BBC Sport. "He understands playing under pressure, and captaincy under pressure."

  103. 1115: 

    Former Bristol City defender Lewin Nyatanga and ex-Swindon midfielder Simon Ferry are both in the Yeovil Town squad to play Poole on Saturday, reports BBC Points West's Alistair Durden.

  104. 1113: 

    Nicolas Anelka says he plans to end his career at West Bromwich Albion.

    The 34-year-old former France international signed a one-year deal at the Hawthorns last night with the option of a further 12 months, and is hoping to see out his footballing days in the Black Country.

    Anelka says: "I think I will finish in England, I'm happy here. I also hope that it will be with this club. I think this is the right club for me."

  105. 1109: 

    Four-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds hopes relocating to Loughborough will aid her bid for further success at the 2016 Rio Games.

    Simmonds, 18, who won two gold medals at both the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Paralympics, has been based in Swansea for the last six years. The swimmer will move after the World Championships in August and study for a Psychology A-level in Loughborough.

    "I've had an amazing time in Swansea, but I need a new stimulus," Simmonds tells BBC Sport.

  106. 1105: 

    Gary MacKenzie completes a permanent move to Blackpool from League One side MK Dons for an undisclosed fee.

    The 27-year-old defender, who made 12 league appearances for the Seasiders on loan last season, has agreed a two-year contract, with an option for a further year.

    "It's good to have it all tied up now and be able to focus on the new season," MacKenzie told the official website. "I'm just looking forward to getting out on the training pitch with the boys again and planning for the start of the season."

  107. 1100: 

    It is that time of the day when we bring your Question of Sport Teaser from @QofS_Official: Since 2000 which four F1 drivers have qualified on pole at the German GP on more than one occasion?

    Have a think over lunch, send your answer to #qsteaser and we will reveal what it is at around 1400 BST.

  108. 1057: 

    Jockey Brian Toomey is in hospital with a life-threatening head injury after suffering a heavy fall during a race.

    The 24-year-old Irish rider was partnering Solway Dandy at Perth when the horse fell three flights from home.

    Toomey is attached to the yard of North Yorkshire trainer Kevin Ryan and is the boyfriend of Ryan's daughter, Amy.

    Latest statement from the Injured Jockeys Fund:

    "Following his fall at Perth racecourse yesterday, jockey Brian Toomey was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. He remains in intensive care in a stable condition and his mother and sister are both with him. It is unlikely there will a further update for 48 hours."

  109. 1051: 
    Andy Murray and Jerzy Janowicz

    Jerzy Janowicz, the first Polish man in history to reach a Grand Slam semi-final, is bidding to beat his second Briton at Wimbledon this year, having defeated Kyle Edmund in the first round. The last man to defeat two British men at the same Grand Slam tournament was Feliciano Lopez, who defeated Josh Goodall and Tim Henman at Wimbledon in 2007.

  110. 1045: 

    Glasgow and Scotland forward Ryan Wilson will be out of action for up to six months with a shoulder injury.

    Wilson suffered the injury playing for Scotland against South Africa last month and has undergone surgery.

    "I'm disappointed to miss the start of the season but now I've had the operation I'm looking forward to beginning a period of rehabilitation, in order to get back playing as quickly as possible," says Wilson.

  111. 1039: 

    Arsenal confirm the departure of two players on season-long loan deals, with Johan Djourou and Francis Coquelin temporarily moving away from the Emirates Stadium.

    Switzerland international Djourou, 26, has signed for Bundesliga side Hamburg after the defender spent the second half of last season at Hannover.

    Meanwhile 22-year-old midfielder Coquelin will also move to Germany, with Freiburg taking the former France Under-21 international to the Mage Solar Stadion for the forthcoming campaign.

  112. 1036: 
    Andy Murray

    Non-ticket holders line up to enter the grounds on day 11 of Wimbledon, ahead of the men's semi-final matches - Novak Djokovic against Juan Martin Del Potro and then Andy Murray against Jerzy Janowicz.

  113. 1032: 

    Lewis Hamilton finishes fastest in first practice for the German Grand Prix. Second practice is under way at 1300 BST. Follow the action via live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  114. 1026: 
    Tim Henman

    BBC Sport reporter Mike Bushell: "Advantage Tim Henman on centre court. The great man reckons Andy Murray can and will win Wimbledon this year."


    James Farthing: BBQ with the mates, then sitting down to watch the Murray match together, with strawberries!

    Daniel George Broda: In Cambodia and going to the Angkor Watt temples at sunrise tomorrow but making sure I catch Murray tonight.

    Jason Truman: Can someone ask Wembley Stadium if they will be showing the match on the big screen? I'll be there waiting for Robbie Williams.

    We want you to GET INVOLVED and tell us where you will be watching Andy Murray's semi-final later. Tweet us via the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  116. 1020: 

    Pirelli motorsport boss Paul Hembery is confident there will be no dramatic tyre punctures at the German Grand Prix like those seen at Silverstone last Sunday.

    Six drivers had tyre failures in the British Grand Prix, prompting Formula 1 drivers to threaten to boycott the German race if there were a repeat. Asked if he had "absolute confidence" there will be no scenes like those seen Silverstone, Hembrey told BBC Radio 5 live: "Yes, it is quite a different circuit compared to Silverstone."

    Regarding the Formula 1 drivers' threat to boycott the race, Hembery added: "There isn't really a reply, we just have to do our job. We have to deliver; I think it is pointless to get into a ping pong match."

  117. 1015: 

    The fans group hoping to take over Hearts will consider a joint bid with Gordon McKie's consortium ahead of next week's deadline for offers.

    Foundation of Hearts independent chairman Ian Murray MP said his group "will consider the best option for Hearts, nothing else".

    The club's administrator BDO has set a deadline of 12 July for interested parties to submit formal offers.

  118. 1009: 

    Denmark's Thomas Bjorn overtook compatriot Anders Hansen at the top of the leaderboard after the second round of the Alstom Open de France was delayed by bad weather.

    Fog at Le Golf National outside Paris meant a one-hour delay to starting times but when play did get under way, Bjorn wasted little time in moving in the right direction.

    Bjorn birdied his opening hole and then holed from eight feet on the 13th and just two feet on the par-five 14th, where playing partner Graeme McDowell's ball was already nestled just inches from the hole.

    At six under par Bjorn led by one from Hansen, who was not due out until late this afternoon, with McDowell's birdies on the 14th and the 10th taking him to four under.

  119. 1004: 

    Lewis Hamilton is fastest in first practice for the German Grand Prix at the moment, clocking 1:31.754. Just under 30 minutes left and you can follow the action via our live text commentary.

  120. 0959: 

    The Lions are set for the "biggest game" of their lives in Saturday's final Test with Australia, according to assistant coach Graham Rowntree.

    The series is level at one game apiece after the hosts replied with a gritty 16-15 second Test victory following the Lions' 23-21 triumph in the opener.

    "Seeing how we've trained all week, we're ready for this battle," the 42-year-old ex-Lions prop says. "This is the biggest game of our lives, as players and coaches."

  121. 0956: 

    Dutch side AZ Alkmaar say they have not received a second bid from Sunderland for their USA striker Jozy Altidore, contrary to reports, says BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury.

    The initial offer of about £5m for the 23-year-old was rejected by the club. Altidore, who was on loan at Hull during the 2009-10 season, scored 23 goals for Alkmaar last season.

  122. 0951: 

    David Moyes is set to announce that Wayne Rooney is staying at Old Trafford when he faces the media today for the first time since becoming Manchester United manager, reports the Daily Express.

    Moyes and the club's new chief executive Ed Woodward are understood to have held clear-the-air talks with England striker Rooney and his representative Paul Stretford and accepted that the player did not ask for a move in a meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson in April.

    Moyes's news conference is set to take place at 1600 BST and we will have all the quotes and news here in Sportsday Live.

  123. 0949:  
    George Riley, BBC Sport at WimbledonWIMBLEDON

    "Police and security check Royal Box at 0800 BST on men's semi-final day as centre court lawnmower fires up.

    "Not sure Tim Henman appreciated the GB rugby league anorak and jeans on semi-final day. "Nice to see you've dressed up for it."

  124. 0943: 

    Former Manchester United goalkeeping coach Eric Steele warns Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville they will find it difficult to adapt to their new coaching roles.

    Neville is to take on a coaching position in David Moyes's backroom staff - after he ended his 18-year playing career at Everton last month - and Giggs, 39, will take up a player-coach role after signing a one-year contract extension at Old Trafford.

    Steele told BBC Radio 5 live: 'They may have passed the necessary coaching qualifications, but it is a bit like becoming a driver. You don't become a great driver the night after passing your test. I'll be very interested to see how it evolves with both Phil and Ryan."


    Beth Adams: Will be watching Murray in hospital as I'm 15 days overdue with my first baby, hopefully we'll have two celebrations later!

    KieranBeddoe: I'm on holiday down in Newquay, but I'll be taking a break from surfing to watch Murray.

    Cheng Gold: I'll be watching him from Benin City, Nigeria. Hope he wins, not just this match but the trophy.

    Liz Field: I will be watching in Gibraltar (my new home for the last 8 months) the locals are sick of my cheering already.

    We want you to GET INVOLVED and tell us where you will be watching Andy Murray's semi-final later. Tweet us via the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  126. 0934: 

    Former Australia batsman Damien Martyn says Kevin Pietersen is the player the tourists fear most in the Ashes series.

    England batsman Pietersen, 33, hit a century on his return to action from injury for Surrey last month.

    Martyn, who played 67 Tests from 1992-2006, said: "Pietersen's got that X-factor. He hasn't played much cricket but he's like Shane Warne - he loves the big moments and Ashes series."

  127. 0933: 
    Andy Murray

    More support shown for Andy Murray ahead of his Wimbledon semi-final as this little lemur shows good forehand skills to capture lunch for the day.

  128. 0927: 
    Andy Murray

    At Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, Californian Sea Lions Bali and Bella balance tennis balls as animals and staff show their support for local boy Andy Murray ahead of his semi-final match at Wimbledon.

    How will you be following Murray's match against Jerzy Janowicz? Let us know #bbcsportsday

  129. 0922: 

    Grand Prix Drivers' Association chairman Pedro de la Rosa has made it clear his members are no longer prepared to take any more risks.

    The GPDA has threatened to withdraw from this weekend's German Grand Prix should there be a repeat of the blowout incidents witnessed at Silverstone on Sunday. That followed a meeting of the 19 members of the GPDA - only Kimi Raikkonen, Adrian Sutil and Valtteri Bottas are not signed up - and Pirelli racing manager Mario Isola.

    "The important thing is we are not talking about boycotting, we are not talking about politics - we are talking about safety."

  130. 0916: 
    Andy Murray

    'Murraymania' is building up in Scotland ahead of Andy Murray's Wimbledon semi final against Jerzy Janowicz. Here is the back page of the Daily Record.

  131. 0909: 

    Wigan sign New Zealand-born forward Eddy Pettybourne on a two-year contract.

    The 25-year-old will join the Warriors from Wests Tigers for the start of pre-season training in November and help plug the gaps caused by the end-of-season departures of Lee Mossop and Chris Tuson and the retirement of Paul Prescott.

  132. 0903: 

    Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby believes the Reds are preparing for the departure of striker Luis Suarez.

    Suarez, 26, has been linked with Real Madrid, while the Reds have brought in Sevilla midfielder Luis Alberto and Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas.

    "The last thing you want is an unhappy player and Liverpool know that," Molby told BBC Radio Merseyside.

  133. 0855: 

    Will Genia warns the British and Irish Lions that the best is yet to come from Australia with the rivals ready to decide their drawn series at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.

    Only three points have separated the teams in two nerve-jangling Tests and another epic encounter is expected in Sydney when they collide one final time. The general perception is that the momentum of the series has shifted towards Australia and Wallabies ringmaster Genia is convinced they will full throttle when it matters most.

    "I'm very confident that we haven't produced our best performance yet," the scrum-half said.


    James Taylor: First set at work, second set listening to @bbc5live and hopefully final set at home. Murray will win in three tight sets.

    joanne louise oliver: I will be watching Murray with my gran, my mam and my daughter, huddled round a tiny TV while eating fish and chips.

    Lee Gibson: I will be watching Murray this this afternoon in Kolding Denmark. Arranged day to make sure afternoon is free!

    Daniel Pike: I am going to watch Andy while at work. It's ok though, the bosses huddle around my phone to watch it as well.

    Phil Harris: Somewhere in central London I will be telling the tourists the score thanks to you lovely BBC sports app.

    We want you to GET INVOLVED and tell us where you will be watching Andy Murray's semi-final later. Tweet us via the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  135. 0843: 

    As the previous three entries show, BBC Sport is at all the major sporting events at the moment. Our man Richard Conway is at David Moyes's first news conference as Manchester United manager later today and we will bring you exactly what Moyes says here in Sportsday Live from 1600 BST.

  136. 0841:  
    Dan Roan, BBC Sport in SydneyRUGBY UNION

    "Sydney is turning red. A few of the 40,000 Lions fans here ahead of The Decider, for tomorrow's third and final Test between Australia and the British and Irish Lions.

    "For some in Sydney the biggest day of their lives has arrived. For 40,000 Lions fans it's 24 hours away."

  137. 0839:  
    Andrew Benson, BBC Sport at the NurburgringFORMULA 1

    "Tyres are nobody's favourite subject at the best of times, and this is certainly not that. Six drivers suffered tyre failures at the British Grand Prix and Formula 1 has scrambled to find a solution in the intervening four days. Tyre supplier Pirelli has brought tyres of a different specification to this race. They have a belt - the internal structure running around the tyre - which is made of Kevlar, a composite, rather than steel. All the drivers expressed their faith Pirelli had thereby solved the problem - and all seemed fine until the Grand Prix Drivers' Association issued their statement on Thursday evening, threatening to boycott the German Grand Prix because of the tyres issue, once the media duties had been completed."

    Follow live text commentary on first practice for the German Grand Prix on the BBC Sport website.

  138. 0836:  
    George Riley, BBC Sport at WimbledonWIMBLEDON

    "Bright sunshine as the battered baselines see an early morning mop on men's semi-final day at Wimbledon."

    We want you to GET INVOLVED and tell us where you will be watching Andy Murray's semi-final later. Tweet us via the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  139. 0835: 

    Formula 1 live text commentary is up and running as practice gets under way for Sunday's German Grand Prix. Following a dramatic British Grand Prix, what can we expect on the Nurburgring circuit this weekend?

  140. 0832: 

    Brazil midfielder Paulinho will undergo a medical on Friday ahead of his proposed move from Corinthians to Tottenham for a fee of just under £17m, reports BBC Sport's David Ornstein.

    The 24-year-old will also meet Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas and chairman Daniel Levy before finalising the terms of a four or five-year contract.

    Paulinho arrived in London on Thursday following his involvement in Brazil's Confederations Cup-winning campaign and his medical is scheduled to begin on Friday morning. It continues into the evening and Tottenham will announce the signing late on Friday or in the coming days.

  141. 0830: 

    When the Premier League started in 1992, it included just one footballer known to be Muslim, Tottenham's Spanish midfielder Nayim. England's top division now features 40 Muslim players and they are having a significant effect on the culture of the game.

    Want to know how? Have a read of our feature on the BBC Sport website.

  142. 0827: 

    Newcastle United are offered the chance to sign Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers, reports the Chronicle.

    Having missed out on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Borussia Dortmund on Thursday, Remy was on a list of possible strike options but United are now looking at younger players - meaning that their fleeting interest in Wigan Athletic man Arouna Kone is also over.

  143. 0823: 

    Leeds give two of their promising teenagers long-term contracts as reward for the impact they have made in Super League during the champions' injury crisis.

    Stand-off Liam Sutcliffe, 18, has been given a four-year contract and three-quarter Thomas Minns, also 18, has signed a three-year deal. Sutcliffe has stepped superbly into skipper Kevin Sinfield's shoes, scoring five tries in his first three starts at stand-off.

  144. 0821: 

    Alessandro De Piero, Emile Heskey and Shinji Ono withdraw from an Australian A-League All Stars team which will play Manchester United in a friendly on 20 July.

    Several top local players have already pulled out of the A-League team in a blow to fans, some of whom have paid £115 for a ticket.

    Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop said Del Piero, Heskey and Ono had withdrawn because the off-season All Star game arrived "at a difficult period for them to manage a one-off appearance".

  145. 0816: 

    Australia fast bowler James Pattinson hints England batsman Joe Root will be a target for Ashes sledging.

    Root, 22, will open for the first time in a Test match when the series gets under way at Trent Bridge on 10 July.

    And Pattinson said: "There is an art to sledging these days. You have to pick the ones you sledge to. Obviously there is going to be pressure on Root. He has done well at six but [moving up the order] will be a new challenge for him."

    Andy Murray

    With Andy Murray facing Jerzy Janowicz in semi-final Wimbledon action at approx 1600 BST, former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has advised the Scot on how to hande the pressure and expectations of the British fans.

    But if you were advising Murray this morning what would you say to him?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #bbcsportsday


    Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed his interest in Leandro Damiao. The 23-year-old Brazil striker has also been linked with Tottenham. (Daily Mail)

    Chelsea's reshaping of their squad under manager Jose Mourinho continued last night, with striker Demba Ba, 29, holding talks with Anzhi Makhachkala. Midfielder John Obi Mikel, 26, will follow him out of Stamford Bridge. (The Times)

    Turkish side Besiktas say they are hopeful of signing Emmanuel Adebayor, 29, after lodging an official bid for the Tottenham striker. (Metro)

  148. 0805: 

    West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke believes the signing of Nicolas Anelka will provide "a great boost" for the Premier League club.

    French striker Anelka, 34, signed a one-year deal at The Hawthorns on Thursday.

    "We are missing a bit of firepower from last year, and to kick off with the signing of Nicolas at the start of the summer is a great boost for everyone at the club," says Clarke.

  149. 0803: 

    Formula 1 drivers have threatened to boycott Sunday's German Grand Prix if there is a repeat of the tyre failures experienced at Silverstone.

    The Grand Prix Drivers' Association, which represents the vast majority of drivers, said its members wanted to express their "deepest concerns". The GPDA added: "If similar problems manifest themselves at the German GP, we shall immediately withdraw."

    Six drivers suffered failures during the British Grand Prix last weekend.

  150. 0801: 

    Andy Murray says advice he received from Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of his Wimbledon semi-final against Jerzy Janowicz is like "gold dust".

    The world number two spent 20 minutes talking to the former Manchester United boss on Wednesday evening.

    "He was giving me advice on how to handle certain pressures and expectations and to get that kind of advice from him is like gold dust," says Murray.

    Where will you be watching the match? Tweet us via #bbcsportsday

  151. 0800: 

    Good morning and welcome to Friday's edition of Sportsday Live, coming to you from the BBC Sport HQ at a sunny Salford Quays.

    Practice for the German Grand Prix gets the live sport rolling before Tour de France stage seven and men's semi-finals at Wimbledon gets under way, where Andy Murray takes on Jerzy Janowicz. Finally, David Moyes is to address the media as Manchester United boss for the first time at around 1600 BST.

    But first, let's have a look at the top three stories on the BBC Sport website.

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