Sportsday - Tuesday as it happened

Football transfers, pre-season tours, reaction to Barcelona appointment, Ashes news, Formula 1 and Froch to fight Groves.

23 July 2013 Last updated at 18:59

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  1. 1858: 

    That is it for another edition of Sportsday live from the BBC Sport HQ in Salford. Thanks for your company and join us again from 0800 BST on Wednesday.

  2. 1855: 

    Sri Lanka defeated South Africa in the second one-day international in Colombo on Tuesday, to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

    South Africa, set a revised target of 176 from 29 overs in the rain-affected match, were 104-5 in 21 overs when another downpour at the Premadasa stadium forced the match to be called off.

    With 121-5 being the par score at that stage, the Proteas lost by 17 runs as per the Duckworth-Lewis system.

  3. 1850: 

    Nick Robinson-Baker and Chris Mears slid from touching distance of a medal to eighth after their final dive in the 3 metre synchro springboard cost them at the World Championships in Barcelona.

    The pair were just 6.72 points off third when Robinson-Baker failed to nail his entry on their last dive to erase any medal hopes at the iconic Piscine Municipal de Montjuic.

    China won with Qin Kai claiming his fourth successive title in this event with Russia in second and Mexico third.

  4. 1842: 

    Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva cruised to the national title on the second day of Russia's track and field athletics championships.

    Isinbayeva cleared the 4.75-metre mark with her third attempt to finish 15 centimetres clear of second-placed Anastasia Savchenko. Angelina Krasnova was third with 4.50-metres.

    Isinbayeva said she has almost completely recovered from the leg injury which prevented her from competing at several tournaments this season and was ready to compete at the world championships at Moscow's Luzhniki arena next month.

    "My leg doesn't cause me inconvenience any more," Isinbayeva said. "I can jump almost at full strength. The doctors told me that my physical condition will improve for the world championships."


    Michael: As a Chelsea fan. Still hoping for a big striker to arrive. Rooney or Suarez.

    SteveK: As a Spurs fan living in Swindon I'm not going to have to travel far to see a Spurs team as another White Hart Lane loanee joins Swindon Town.

    Gary Pearce: Paul Lambert and Villa have been super busy on new players and contract extensions all Summer. Happy camp for season start.

    Are you happy with your club's summer transfer business so far? #bbcsportsday.

  6. 1835:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraDISABILITY SPORT
    Jonnie Peacock

    Jonnie Peacock has won gold in the T44 100m at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Lyon.

    The British sprinter beat his rival American Richard Browne into second.

  7. 1825: 

    Birmingham City have signed Newcastle United's 22-year-old left midfielder Shane Ferguson on loan.

    The Northern Ireland international has penned a deal that will keep him at St. Andrew's for the 2013/14 season.

  8. 1817: 

    Britain's Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has set a new personal best in the javelin on her return from injury with a 48.33m throw at the Loughborough European Permit meeting.

  9. 1816: 

    QPR have completed the signing of Karl Henry from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

    Henry becomes Harry Redknapp's third signing of the summer, after Rangers agreed an undisclosed fee with the League One club for the midfielder's services.

    The 30 year-old has signed a two-year deal at Loftus Road.

  10. 1810: 

    Blackburn Rovers defender Ryan Edwards has joined Paul Cook's Chesterfield on a month-long youth loan.

    The 19-year-old centre-back, who captained Rovers' Under-18s to the final of the FA Youth Cup two seasons ago, will play at the Proact Stadium until August 24th.

    Edwards, who spent last season on loan at fellow League Two clubs Rochdale and Fleetwood, is in the Spireites' squad for tonight's pre-season friendly at home to Wolves.

  11. 1807: 

    Thomas Lynch: Don't want to doubt Moyes to early on, but bids for Fabregas and Bale? Really? Why not put in a bid for Messi as well?!

    Sam Kitley: Happy with the signings Spurs have made. Need to push on and sign Soldado or Leandro Damiao! Maybe A defender as well!

    Emin M: Oh how delighted I am! We were one unproven U20 player away from the title last year! Now it's Arsenal's year.

    Are you happy with your club's summer transfer business so far this summer? #bbcsportsday.

  12. 1806: 

    Chinese diver Qin Kai recorded his fourth consecutive world championship win in the 3m synchronised springboard on Tuesday as he and partner He Chong proved far too strong for the rest of the field.

    The Chinese pair racked up 448.86 points to finish well clear of Russians Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilia Zakharov in second on 428.01 points and the Mexican duo of Jahir Ocampo and Rommel Pacheco, who took bronze on 422.79 points.

  13. 1803: 

    Jessica Ennis-Hill's first throw in the Javelin goes out to 45.34m at the Loughbrough European Permit meeting as she makes her comeback from an ankle injury.

  14. 1756: 
    Paolo Di Canio

    Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio signs autographs after his side's training session at the Hong Kong Stadium ahead of their Barclays Asia Trophy opener tomorrow.

  15. 1751:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraDISABILITY SPORT
    Lee Whiteley

    From BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Lyon:

    "Britain's Lee Whiteley shows his battle scars on his shoulder and arm after reaching the T38 200m final.

    "The 24-year-old, who lives in Sale in Greater Manchester, who is making his major international debut, took a tumble as he dipped for the line in Monday's 100m final, finishing fourth.

    "'It does hurt but I got it treated and had a good night's rest last night,' he told me. 'You just have to get on with it'!".

  16. 1748: 

    From Olympic bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo: "Great news that Carl_Froch and George Groves are getting it on. Good old fashioned all British dust up for the belts. Great stuff."

  17. 1745: 

    Cardiff manager Malky Mackay is happy with his attacking options and will not sign another striker this summer unless 'something incredible comes along', reports Wales Online.

  18. 1734: 

    Bury have signed former Accrington Stanley winger Aidan Chippendale on a one-year contract after a trial spell.

    The 21-year-old made four starts for Stanley after joining in July 2012 and was released at the end of last season.

  19. 1730: 

    Lee Westwood has said he would like to captain the European team in the Ryder Cup but not until he has appeared in a few more events against the United States as a player.

    Westwood, who helped Europe to a remarkable comeback win at the Medinah Country Club in September last year, hopes to add to his eight appearances in the competition before leading the team.

    "I would love to be the captain of the Ryder Cup team. That would be a great honour," he said Tuesday. "There have been some fantastic Ryder Cup captains and it would be lovely to follow in their footsteps.

    "But I plan on playing in a few more just before that."


    Michael Chaney: As a Newcastle fan a signing would be nice.

    Anas Patel: Moyes really needs to make a move and mark on the transfer market before options are lost. Forget Fabregas.

    Neil Layfield: Furious with Moyes/Woodward's lack of movement. Other clubs have got players signed and in training or playing now.

    Are you happy with your club's transfer business so far this summer? #bbcsport.

  21. 1727: 
    Olympic Stadium

    London Legacy Development Corporation chief executive Dennis Hone believes the Olympic Stadium will be the home of world-class athletic events for the next 50 years after an agreement was struck that will see UK Athletics (UKA) take over the arena for one month every year.

    The stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will now become the new national centre for athletics and UKA will have full use of it throughout every July of the 50-year agreement, which was announced today by UKA and the E20 Stadium LLP - a partnership set up between LLDC and the London Borough of Newham to manage the stadium.

  22. 1724:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow start a year today. BBC Radio 5 Live spoke to Scottish athlete Eilidh Child and boxer Josh Taylor about the prospect of competing in a home games.

    Child said: It is exciting. It is so rare to get a home Olympics but to get that and Commonwealth is very exciting.

    "There is always that pressure but you always want to do your best. You have to keep plugging away and training hard. I have had a really good season."

    Taylor: It is really exciting. Last year I competed in the Olympics and it was some atmosphere so it is going to be some atmosphere competing for my home country. I can't wait. You do feel the expectation but you have to believe in yourself and your own ability."

  23. 1713: 

    Peterborough United and the city council end their rent disagreement, with the prospect of London Road receiving a £1m upgrade.

    Posh refused to pay their £500,000 rent to Peterborough City Council last term.

    But in a new proposal, the club will reduce its rent to £300,000 per year, while the council has asked members to approve the allocation of £1m towards ground development.

  24. 1709: 

    England's best young boxers are left in limbo as they wait to discover if they will be allowed to compete in the European Schoolboy Championships in Dublin next week.

    The 12-strong squad are set to be shut out as a result of the provisional suspension handed down by world governing body AIBA to the Amateur Boxing Association of England over governance concerns.

    While ABAE chiefs remain optimistic of a resolution in time for the first day of the Championships on 29 July, the boxers' club coaches claim they are being kept in the dark over the issue.

    One coach, who did not wish to be named, told the Press Association: "We have not heard a thing from the governing body and as far as we are concerned the whole thing is off."

  25. 1702:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraDISABILITY SPORT

    From BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Lyon:

    "Here are some facts about Richard Browne, who takes on Jonnie Peacock in tonight's eagerly-anticipated T44 100m clash.

    "The 21-year-old from Mississippi was a high school football star but in 2007 he fell through a plate glass window and suffered an arterial bleed that left his right lower leg permanently damaged.

    "In 2010, after 14 operations, the decision was made to have the leg amputated.

    "He won silver behind Peacock at last year's Paralympics and in June he equalled the Briton's world record of 10.85 seconds in Florida but the record didn't stand as the meeting was not sanctioned by the International Paralympic Committee.

    "In Monday's semi-final he clocked 10.83 seconds to become the fastest single leg amputee."

    You can hear commentary of the race, which is due to get underway at 18:22 BST on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

  26. 1659: 

    South Africa are set 176 in 29 overs to win a rain-affected second one-day international against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

    The hosts, who won the opening ODI by 180 runs, reached 223 before the weather ended their innings with one wicket and four balls remaining, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Dinesh Chandimal top-scoring with 43 apiece.

    BBC Radio 5 live

    The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow starts a year today, BBC Radio 5 Live talks to Scottish athlete Eilidh Child and boxer Josh Taylor about the prospect of competing in a home games at 1715 BST.

  28. 1652: 

    In the region of 15,000 fans watched Liverpool train at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on their pre-season tour on Tuesday.

    Luis Suarez has now reported back the club after his summer break.

  29. 1648: 

    Sir Chris Hoy believes former Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins still has the talent to challenge Chris Froome for the yellow jersey - but only if he can face putting himself through another year's worth of gruelling training.

    Wiggins was forced to pull out of his defence of the title he won 12 months ago after injury and illness wrecked his bid for a first-ever Giro d'Italia crown. That handed the initiative to Team Sky rival Froome, who went on to seal his own yellow jersey triumph on Sunday.

    "I'm sure if he wants to and he has the drive, he could easily be a champion again," says Hoy.


    G Remon: Is it only a transfer window for strikers and midfielders? Haven't seen a single defender move in PL.

    Emyr Owen Morris: Happy with the Swans signings... Hope the players gel together fast... And Bony to adapt quickly to the prem.

    Darren Reed: Fed up with Arsenal..that's all i can say.

    Are you happy with your club's transfer business so far this summer? #bbcsportsday.

  31. 1639: 
    Richard Browne

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Lyon: "There's a big sense of expectation in the air in Lyon ahead of tonight's T44 100m final. American Richard Browne was in a very confident mood after Monday's semi-final where he broke Jonnie Peacock's world record by 0.02 seconds to take it to 10.83 seconds.

    "I think I can go a little bit faster and I can't wait to see Jonnie in the final," he said. "It's going to be a heavyweight battle all down the track."

  32. 1634: 

    Chelsea complete the signing of teenage midfielder Cristian Cuevas from Chilean club O'Higgins.

    Cuevas represented Chile at this summer's Fifa Under-20 World Cup, helping his country reach the quarter-finals.

  33. 1629: 

    Former Tottenham, Sunderland, Wigan, QPR, Blackburn and Doncaster defender Pascal Chimbonda is to play for non-league Market Drayton Town in a friendly against Notts County on Wednesday night.

    The 34-year-old former France international has been without a club since leaving Doncaster last summer.

  34. 1620: 

    Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman has written to Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme calling for a women's race at the event.

    Harman wants a women's race at next year's Tour, which starts in Leeds. British cyclist Emma Pooley was one of four riders who published a petition to resurrect the event, last held in 2009.

    "After the success of the Olympics, women's cycling should not be allowed to slip back into the shadows," Harman wrote in her letter to Prudhomme.

  35. 1615: 

    Midfielder Richie Wellens leaves Championship side Leicester City by mutual consent.

    The 33-year-old ends his four-year association with the Foxes, having joined from Doncaster Rovers in July 2009.

    Wellens went on to make 149 first team appearances in all competitions, scoring six times.

  36. 1611: 

    Crystal Palace are expected to complete the signing of midfielder Dan Gosling, 23, from Newcastle, reports the Metro.


    Andrew Harvey: Same old Arsenal, promise much, but rarely deliver, happy with Sanogo, but we need more serious firepower to challenge.

    Fahad Khan: Chelsea buying only midfielders and no strikers is worrying. Missed out on both Falcao and Cavani. Surely running out of options.

    Sophie Gayter: Moyes needs to get his finger out. Stop chasing lost causes (fabregas). Bring in some quality in the middle of the park.

    Are you happy with your club's transfer business so far this summer? #bbcsportsday.

  38. 1603: 

    Jermaine Beckford is relieved to have finally joined Bolton Wanderers after completing his protracted move from Leicester City in mid-July.

    The 29-year-old striker has not played for the Foxes since September 2012 and ended last season with a loan spell at Championship rivals Huddersfield Town.

    "Of course it is very frustrating that it took so long to sort everything out," he tells BBC Radio Manchester. "It was a bit up in the air but I just tried not to let it all trouble me."

  39. 1552: 

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas responds to reports in Spain that Gareth Bale is on the brink of joining Real Madrid by insisting his future remains at White Hart Lane.

    Spurs are unwilling to sell the Wales winger at any price with Villas-Boas outlining the club's position at a news conference ahead of the Asia Trophy in Hong Kong.

    "On Gareth I want to repeat what I was telling you last season and what I was telling you from the beginning of pre-season so I cannot extend myself," he says. "He's a player that we are willing to continue to have, he's a Tottenham player, he's one of the most fantastic players in the world at the moment and we are counting on him for the future."

  40. 1548: 

    Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard and manager Brendan Rodgers pose for a photo with fans during a training session at Melbourne Cricket Ground on their pre-season tour.


    Joshua Linnett: I think Wilfred Bony will be a huge hit at Swansea. He's got strength, pace, and scored 31 goals last season.

    Agustine Pimentel: I am somewhat satisfied, great young talent signed but missing on Mkheteryan is big. Gotta keep Suarez and get some good midfielders.

    Are you happy with your club's signings so far this summer? Let us know, #bbcsportsday

  42. 1541: 

    Swansea City's club record signing Wilfried Bony has been granted a work permit, allowing him to complete his £12m move from Vitesse Arnhem.

    The striker, 24, is expected to join the Swansea squad for training on Thursday, and could feature in Saturday's friendly at Championship side Reading.

    Bony scored 31 goals in 30 league games last season as he was named the Eredivisie's top scorer along with claiming the Dutch Player of the Year title.

  43. 1537: 

    BBC Sport's Frank Keogh: "The six-time Group One winning racehorse St Nicholas Abbey suffered a career-ending leg fracture on Tuesday morning during a routine gallop, his owners Coolmore have said.

    "He is described as being in a comfortable condition in an equine hospital and is scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday morning.

    "The injury - to the horse's pastern - happened at trainer Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle base in Tipperary. Coolmore hope the horse's life can be saved, and he will be able to have a breeding career as a stallion."

  44. 1536: 

    League One Swindon Town sign midfielder Ryan Mason on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur.


    Chris Hodgson: Unhappy with Blackpool we need eight more signings we only have 13 senior players, doesn't the season start in 11 days!!!

    Phillip S Moore: Julio Caesar must be one of the worst goalies I have ever seen in the top flight. Why would anyone want to sign him?

    Matthew Downes: As a Norwich Fan, I'm looking forward to this season more than any other. RVW, Fer, Redmond and Olsson look quality signings!

    Are you happy with your club's signings so far this summer? Let us know, #bbcsportsday

  46. 1531: 

    Swindon Town are looking into the possibility of bringing Danny Hollands back to the County Ground on a full-time basis, reports the Swindon Advertiser.

    The Advertiser claims Town have enquired about to the availability of the Charlton midfielder, 27, who played 10 times for the Robins during a loan spell in Wiltshire between November and January.

  47. 1527: 

    Millwall sign striker Scott McDonald on a two-year deal after his Middlesbrough contract was cancelled by mutual agreement.

    The 29-year-old Australian moved to Teesside from Celtic for £3.5m in 2010 and has been top scorer in two of his three full seasons at the Riverside.

  48. 1523: 
    Danny Rose; Emmanuel Adebayor

    Tottenham's Danny Rose and Emmanuel Adebayor compete for the ball during a training session at Hong Kong stadium on Tuesday, ahead of their Barclays Asia Trophy match against Sunderland tomorrow.

  49. 1519: 

    Richard Whitehead wins Great Britain's eighth gold at IPC World Championships, triumphing in the T42 200m event.

    Listen to live coverage from Lyon on BBC 5 live sports extra.

  50. 1515: 

    Fast bowler Morne Morkel took three crucial wickets to help South Africa restrict Sri Lanka to a modest 223-9 in the second one-day international on Tuesday.

    Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and chose to bat first before Morkel removed both openers Upul Tharanga (three) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (43) and later accounted for Chandimal (43) to finish with 3-34.

    Sri Lanka leads the five-match series 1-0 after winning the first match by 180 runs.

  51. 1512: 

    Manchester United manager David Moyes confirms once more that Wayne Rooney is not for sale - and said the striker is on track to make his comeback in Sweden next month.

    United have already turned down one bid from Chelsea for Rooney, although it is expected Jose Mourinho will be back with another long before the transfer window closes.

    "We have said and the club have said he is not for sale," says Moyes. "That has not changed. I do expect Wayne to be in Stockholm. As far as I know he is coming on. He has started light jogging and the feedback from the physios is that he is progressing so hopefully those dates will still be right when we get back."

  52. 1508: 

    The Rugby Football League defends staging the London Broncos v Wigan Challenge Cup semi-final in Leigh.

    Greg Mulholland MP, chairman of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group, said the decision to play the game just eight miles from Wigan was "unfair".

    An RFL statement reads: "The semi-final venues were chosen after consultation and agreement with the eight clubs involved in the quarter-finals. On 26 June, London Broncos confirmed they were 'fine' with the options."

  53. 1501: 
    Darren Bent

    Darren Bent has told Aston Villa fans he is waiting for Newcastle United or Fulham to make their move for him, reports the Newcastle Chronicle.

    They report a Villa fan captured Bent talking about his future on Youtube.

    When asked if he was leaving the club, Bent is reported to have told fans: "I'll be going out."

  54. 1454: 

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hit back at suggestions he was trying to destabilise new Manchester United manager David Moyes after targeting striker Wayne Rooney.

    Mourinho said he had done nothing but praise the English champions' incoming boss since returning for a second spell at Stamford Bridge.

    "If to speak good about him is to play mind games, what do you say if I speak bad about him?" Mourinho told a briefing in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. "So the best thing is not to speak. If I don't speak, nobody says anything."


    Ben Drennan: United still to make any significant signing and Moyes starting to make excuses. Not good enough.

    Jordan Rollinson: Happy Liverpool haven't waited about to bring in players. And still being linked with big players too. Need to keep Suarez also.

    Oliver Hynes: Neither excited nor unhappy with the deals QPR have done so far. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for Gary Hooper.

    Are you happy with your club's transfer business so far this summer? #bbcsportsday.

  56. 1449: 

    Tottenham's move for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado seems to have broken down, with the north Londoners apparently refusing to meet Valencia's £26million asking price, reports the Metro.

    It is claimed Spurs' technical director Franco Baldini is in Spain to discuss the transfer with the La Liga club.

  57. 1445: 

    Earlier, we posed the following Question of Sport Teaser: which four cities that end in ON have hosted the Commonwealth Games?

    The answers are: Hamilton (1930), London (1934), Kingston (1966) and Edmonton (1978).

  58. 1438: 

    Chinese diver He Zi won gold in the women's 1m springboard final on Tuesday by the finest of margins as she edged out Italy's Tania Cagnotto by just one tenth of a point.

    European champion Cagnotto looked set for gold as she led by five points going into the final round of dives, but He produced the best dive of the competition with her final attempt to squeak into first place with 307.10 points to the Italian's 307.00.

    China also took bronze through Wang Han who tallied 297.75 points.

  59. 1437: 
    Hollie Arnold

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Lyon: "Britain's Hollie Arnold poses with her F46 javelin gold medal in Lyon. I can tell you that the medal is very heavy and the 19-year-old, who shares a room with wheelchair racer Jade Jones, who is in action in the T54 800m final, celebrated her win on Monday evening with an ice bath and a chocolate dessert."


    James Shaw: Not happy at all with Newcastle's transfer dealings. Don't even look like signing anyone of note.

    Tom Elphic: Very happy with Reading's transfer business so far...just need to add a striker. Hooper?

    Matthew Vins: Villa have retained their key players, brought in some exciting prospects and generally improved the squad. Excellent start.

    Are you happy with your club's transfer business so far this summer? #bbcsportsday.

  61. 1421: 

    Luis Suarez has joined Liverpool's pre-season tour of Australia and took part in a training session earlier Tuesday.

    Above, Liverpool fans show their support for the players as they enter the field during a Liverpool FC training session at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

  62. 1416: 

    BBC Sport's Ben Smith: "Gareth Bale's future is far from certain but I'm told there is no agreement with Real Madrid, yet, and that he has not asked to leave."

  63. 1415: 

    Hampshire all-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas announces he is to retire from county cricket at the end of the season because of injury.

    Mascarenhas has played for Hampshire for 18 years during which time he has picked up six domestic trophies. The 35-year-old was also selected for England in 20 one-day internationals and 14 international Twenty20s.

    "It's been the toughest decision of my life to call time on my career at Hampshire," says Mascarenhas.

  64. 1408: 

    Manchester United manager David Moyes believes Tuesday's pre-season friendly defeat to Yokohama F Marinos provided a good learning experience for his young players.

    Moyes fielded the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Jess Lingard and Adnan Januzaj as United lost 3-2 - their second defeat in three games.

    "It was a tough game for the young boys, it was probably as young a team as we could put out. We wanted to see how they would do," Moyes told MUTV. "I want to give them opportunities because it becomes harder when we get back to the UK and we get into more serious games. I am not disappointed with the young players, they have done very well."

  65. 1405: 
    ON THIS DAY -1989
    Greg LeMond

    Greg LeMond won the Tour de France for the second time, beating Laurent Fignon by a mere eight seconds.

  66. 1400: 

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Lyon: "Before then, double amputee Alan Oliveira of Brazil will bid for the sprint double in the T43 100m. Oliveira was the man who beat Oscar Pistorius in the 200m final in London and smashed the world record in the event in Sunday's final and will be keen to lower the 100m record of 10.77 seconds which he set in Berlin last month.

    "Elsewhere, Paralympic T42 200m champion Richard Whitehead looked very slick in Monday's semi-finals, setting a new championship record, and he will be going for world gold at 14:54.

    "There will be commentary of all of the action from Lyon on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from 1430 BST."

  67. 1357: 

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Lyon: "This is the most keenly anticipated session of the week at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Lyon with the battle of the single leg amputees in the T44 100m. In one corner is Britain's Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock, and in the other is American Richard Browne, who won silver in London and took Peacock's world record in Monday's semi-finals with a blistering 10.83 seconds. Browne hasn't been backward in coming forward and has been engaging in some banter on social media with Peacock. Expect fireworks in their race at 18:22 BST."

  68. 1353: 

    Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex has become the British Wheelchair Basketball's Royal Patron.

    British Wheelchair Basketball Chairman Malcolm Tarkenter said: "We are very honoured that The Countess of Wessex has decided to become our Patron and give us her support.

    "It is fantastic news for the sport and it will certainly help to maintain the continued legacy from London 2012 encouraging more people to become involved with the sport not only playing but volunteering, coaching and spectating."


    Tunde Akere: Even though I am a Chelsea fan, I must reluctantly admit Manchester City has made some decent signing in Jovetic and Negredo.

    Chris Mullis: I'm pretty happy with Watford's transfer activity. 9 signed and more on the way. Not bad for a transfer embargo.

    Tony Smith: Anelka is a coup, but West Brom need to sign seven in this window apparently! Plenty of players linked, zero activity.

    Are you happy with your club's transfer business so far this summer? #bbcsportsday.

  70. 1341: 

    Barnsley sign French defender Jean-Yves M'voto on a two-year deal.

    The 24-year-old left Oldham Athletic in the summer after making 123 appearances for the Latics - 49 of which were made last season.

  71. 1337: 

    English prospect Charley Hull says it is time to end single-sex golf club membership policies, describing them as "silly" and "stupid".

    The Women's British Open takes place between 1-4 August on the Old Course at St Andrews, where the men-only Royal and Ancient Golf Club is based.

    "It is time to change," the 17-year-old told BBC Sport. "We're all people and no one is better than anyone else."

  72. 1334: 

    Russian teenager Sergey Sirotkin is adamant he will be ready to make his Formula One debut next season.

    Sirotkin, 17, has caused a stir since Sauber announced last week he would be fast-tracked into F1 as part of a deal to save the team by of a trio of Russian investors, with his father Oleg behind one of the companies.

    Sirotkin said: "At the moment maybe I am a little bit too young, but that doesn't mean I cannot be ready."

    Speaking to Autosport he added: "I have more than half a year to learn, I am doing a good preparation programme, and I can be ready. I don't think it is going to be a big problem."

  73. 1331: 

    Wigan are still short of Bristol City's asking price for Albert Adomah. Millwall appear to have moved on from Steven Davies and are signing Scott McDonald, reports BBC Points West's Alistair Durden.

  74. 1326: 

    Swansea City defender Alan Tate joins newly-promoted Championship side Yeovil Town on loan until 2 January , subject to international clearance.

    Tate was training with the Glovers on Monday and goes straight into the squad for Tuesday night's friendly against Exeter City - who the Swans beat 2-0 on Sunday afternoon. The 30-year-old, who has featured in every division for the Swans, will bolster the options of Gary Johnson's side, who earned their place in the second tier after winning the League One Play-Offs last season.

  75. 1325: 

    "I don't want to sound bitter but I have never been in a race like that," Payne told BBC Radio 5 Live after finishing 14th in the open water at the World Championships in Barcelona.

    "I was kicked, dunked, hit in the face, pulled back and I couldn't get back. The officials said they were going to be stick on that but they weren't.

    "If races are going to be like that I need to think about whether I want to do another 10k."

    Fellow British swimmer Danielle Huskisson also tired late on and finished 33rd in 2 hour one min and 31.5 secs.

  76. 1322: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the World Championships in Barcelona:

    "No medal for Keri-Anne Payne who looked strong heading into the final 2.5 kilometres but faded in the latter stages and finished 14th in a time of one hour 58 minutes

    "10k race was won by Brazilian Polina Okimoto Cintra in 1:58:19.2 with team-mate Ana Marcela Cunha just three one-hundredths behind in second.

    "Germany Angela Alexandra Maurer finished third."

  77. 1316: 

    French midfielder Gianelli Imbula has hinted he rejected interest from Chelsea to join Marseille, reports talkSPORT.

    The 20-year-old, who was also tracked by Arsenal, sealed a move to the Ligue 1 giants from Guingamp earlier this month.

  78. 1313: 

    Full time in Japan and Yokohama F Marinos have beaten Manchester United 3-2. David Moyes' side were 2-1 ahead at half time but the Japanese side fought back in the second half to secure a deserved win and condemn United to a second defeat in their pre-season tour.


    Sean Ranson: Why are people panicking about Utd not signing?! Put a bit of faith in Powell and Januzaj... Moyes' mites anyone?

    Mike: Brentford have made some great signings - Swindon's captain, a 20-goal striker and Javi Venta from Villarreal!

    Steve Callen: Oxford United signing Dave Kitson is a major coup for us! Him and James Constable will be lethal in League Two!

    Are you happy with your team's signings so far this season? Which club in your division do you think has done the best business? Let us know, #bbcsportsday

  80. 1307: 

    Manchester United look to be heading for their second defeat of their pre-season tour after going 3-2 behind to Yokohama F Marinos in the final few minutes, Yoshihito Fujita sweeping the ball home.

    Above Marquinhos is pictured scoring Marinos' first goal.

  81. 1306: 

    From BBC Bristol sport: "Yeovil sign Swansea defender Alan Tate on loan until Jan 2nd 2014. The 30 year old has made over 300 appearances for the Welsh side."

  82. 1259: 

    Still 2-2 in Yokohama with just over 10 minutes remaining. Japan international Shinji Kagawa is on for Manchester United, and he came onto the pitch to huge applause from the fans at the Nissan Stadium. Ashley Young has just rasped a shot into the sidenetting and time is running out for David Moyes to oversee a second successive pre-season win.

  83. 1252: 

    The Austrian Grand Prix is to return to the Formula 1 calendar next year.

    The news has been confirmed today in a statement issued by Red Bull, the energy drinks company founded by Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz.

    The race, which has been given a provisional slot of 6 July, is to be staged at the Red Bull Ring, formerly known as the A1-Ring and which last held an F1 race in 2003.

    The statement read: "Dietrich Mateschitz and (F1 supremo) Bernie Ecclestone have reached an agreement to the effect that Formula One will return to Styria next year."

  84. 1248: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the World Championships in Barcelona:

    "Heading into the home straight and reigning open water champion Keri-Anne Payne briefly drops down to ninth but she is still fighting and no-one has broken clear yet.

    "Difficult to tell with the melee of arms splashing around and each swimmer devouring every last ounce of energy left in their bodies, but Payne is in the second group about two meters behind leader Eva Risztov.

    "Danielle Huskisson has dropped well off the pace and was 31st at the last turn."

  85. 1246: 

    Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton is set for another reign in Spain after closing in on a loan return to Real Mallorca, reports the Birmingham Mail.

  86. 1242: 
    Jessica Ennis-Hill

    Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will make her comeback from injury at the Loughborough European Permit meeting today.

    The 27-year-old Briton will feature in the javelin (1745 BST) and long jump (1940).

    Ennis-Hill has been sidelined for several weeks because of an ankle injury, throwing her participation at this weekend's Anniversary Games and next month's World Championships in Moscow into doubt.


    Felix Mujunga: Julio Ceasar, one defender, one midfielder, and one striker would do for me

    Grant Heath: Happy as an Aberdeen fan, got rid of dead weight and brought in some good signings, and we can give the young guys a shot.

    Marc Convey: I'm a bit worried that Palace are signing past-it strikers and not enough defenders.

    Are you happy with your club's signings so far, or is your team's lack of activity making you panic? Let us know, #bbcsportsday

  88. 1232: 

    Ashley Cole wants to win the Premier League and Champions League at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho.

    Cole believes he owes a debt of gratitude to the Portuguese, who controversially signed the left-back from Arsenal in 2006.

    "Having the manager back now from 2006, when he bought me, I still feel I owe him something," said Cole, who played for Mourinho for little more than a season before his departure in September 2007.

    "I didn't really feel I played as well as I could and as well as I have for Chelsea (since), when he bought me.

    "On a personal level, I think I owe him a lot. As a team, I hope we can go on and win many trophies."

  89. 1230: 

    From BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the World Championships in Barcelona:

    "We're about two-thirds of the way through this World Championship 10k race and the title is still very much up for grabs.

    "Olympic champion Eva Risztov holds a slight lead but a group of around 20 swimmers - including GB's defending champion Keri-Anne Payne and team-mate Danielle Huskisson - are close in behind.

    "Scorching +30 degrees Celsius here in Barcelona but coastal breeze is helping cool the conditions slightly - at least for the crowd who are packed along the promenade."

  90. 1228: 
    Jose Mourinho

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has refuted the suggestion he is playing mind games with Manchester United counterpart David Moyes.

    It was put to Mourinho on his arrival in Jakarta, where Chelsea on Thursday play an All-Star XI, that his compliments towards Moyes were a calculated act designed to destabilise the Premier League champions.

    Mourinho said: "If to say that my colleague in Man United is a great coach, he deserves success, he deserves time to work, he didn't win trophies at Everton because it's difficult to win trophies there. If to speak good about him is to play mind games, what do you say if I speak bad about him?

    "The best thing is not to speak, and if I don't speak nobody says nothing."

  91. 1227: 
    Yokohama F Marinos

    Huge cheers at the Nissan Stadium as Yokohama F Marinos equalise against Manchester United. Fabio powers home a header at the far post from a corner, 2-2.

  92. 1218: 

    Queens Park Rangers hope to complete the £1m signing of Wolves captain Karl Henry today, reports the London Evening Standard.

    It is claimed Henry is in London for a medical and Harry Redknapp believes the 30‑year-old can play a major role in helping Rangers win promotion back to the Premier League.

    "I've always liked Karl," said the QPR manager. "He's a good sort, he's a competitor. He looks like he wants to win."


    Matt O'Riordan: Drenthe, Williams and Bridge great Championship signings for Reading, and more to come by all accounts. Exciting season ahead!

    Tim Richards: The best signings for Derby would be to hold onto Brayford, Hendrick, Hughes etc.

    Ste: Considering Bury nearly didn't have a club two months ago, fair to say I'm delighted with our squad.

    Are you happy with your club's signings so far this summer? Where else do you need to strengthen? Let us know, #bbcsportsday

  94. 1211: 

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has again dismissed the prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club this summer or any other, declaring the Portuguese will "end his career" in the Spanish capital.

    The Portugal international has been linked with a return to Manchester United or even a switch to ambitious French champions Paris St Germain.

    "Cristiano Ronaldo is the cornerstone of our project," Perez told L'Equipe.

    "He's the world's greatest player and I can now say that he will end his career at Real Madrid."

  95. 1208: 

    Half-time in Japan where Manchester United lead Yokohama F Marinos 2-1.

    Marquinhos opened the scoring for Yokohama with less than a minute on the clock, before Jesse Lingard equalised and a 31st-mintue own goal gave them the lead.

  96. 1205: 
    Carl Froch

    Carl Froch will defend his IBF and WBA world super-middleweight titles against George Groves this winter.

    "I'm excited the first defence of both my belts is a big domestic clash," says Froch. "I am a proper fighter and a proper champion and I will always face my mandatory challenger rather than vacate the title.

    "I've known George for a while, I've sparred with him and watched him grow and now he's my mandatory - I will be pouring everything into my preparation for the fight and George will face the very best of me."

    The all-British clash will take place in late November or early December at a venue to be confirmed.

  97. 1158: 

    Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones has seen no change in striker Luis Suarez's attitude on his return to the squad despite the player suggesting he wants a new challenge.

    The Uruguay international is set to make his first appearance for the Reds this summer in tomorrow's friendly against Melbourne Victory, having flown into Australia on Sunday after extended leave following the Confederations Cup.

    "It's good to have Luis and (fellow Uruguay international) Seb Coates back," he told the Liverpool Echo.

    "He's the same player we've been used to. Nothing has changed.

    "He's still here and we expect it to stay that way. We all hope he stays as he's a fantastic player. I see no reason to doubt that."

  98. 1152: 

    Manchester United take the lead in Japan as a long ball into the box by Adnan Januzaj is prodded into his own net by a Yokohama F Marinos defender. After a shaky start, United are looking in control now against their Japanese counterparts.

  99. 1150: 

    John Eustace agrees a one-year deal with Derby County and is expected to sign a contract by the end of the week, reports BBC Radio Derby.

    The 33-year-old midfielder is a free agent after turning down a new contract with Watford in the summer and has been training with the Rams in pre-season.

  100. 1148: 

    Today's Question of Sport Teaser, with a year to go to Glasgow 2014 - which four cities that end in ON have hosted the Commonwealth Games?

    Send your responses to #QSTeaser and we will reveal the answers this afternoon.

  101. 1145: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the World Championships in Barcelona:

    "Defending open water world champion Keri-Anne Payne may have only returned to full-time training six months ago after an extended post London 2012 break, but she is looking strong in Barcelona today.

    "After the first of four laps she trails Olympic champion Eva Riszov of Hungary by just 1.6 seconds whilst GB team-mate Danielle Huskisson is in seventh.

    "Will Payne be able to maintain this pace though? She said before the event that scheduling the race in the heat of the day would have an impact on the swimmers in the latter stages."

  102. 1143: 

    Manchester United equalise against Yokohama F Marinos in their pre-season friendly in Japan, Jesse Lingard poking home from close range.

    United had fallen behind with less than 40 seconds in as the unmarked Marquinhos, 37, struck.

    Stick with Sportsday for updates from the game.

  103. 1138: 

    James Grindal has been named as club captain at Bristol for the 2013-14 Championship campaign.

    The experienced scrum-half was chosen to take on the role by his team-mates.

    The 32-year-old skippered the side on eight occasions last season while regular captain Iain Grieve was sidelined through injury.

    The club have confirmed Director of Rugby Andy Robinson and his staff will select a separate playing captain who will lead the team on matchdays.

  104. 1135: 
    Gareth Bale

    Spanish paper Marca claim a deal to take Tottenham winger Gareth Bale to Real Madrid is done.

    According to the Daily Mail, Marca say that Real are closing in on a six-year deal for Bale worth £8.5m a year.

    Marca also claim that Bale has told Spurs chiefs that he wants to go to the Bernabeu.

  105. 1133: 

    Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has revealed that Argentine full-back Gino Peruzzi will not be joining the club after all.

    Just a day after the 21-year-old's current employers Velez Sarsfield claimed the deal would go through following the Black Cats' return from Hong Kong, where they are playing in the Barclays Asia Trophy, the Italian revealed the deal had been put on hold because of a problem revealed by a medical on Wearside last week.

    Di Canio told the Sunderland Echo in Hong Kong this morning: "At the moment, there is no chance for Gino Peruzzi to join us."

  106. 1128: 

    More from South African golfer and former Open champion Gary Player, talking about Lee Westwood being unable to win his first major at Muirfield at the weekend.

    "He has to be bitterly disappointed," he told BBC Radio 5 live. "He was in the perfect position to win the Open, over the last five years he has been the best striker of the game from tee to green.

    "I said to my family if he hits the greens and fairways he will win but he was missing greens with eight irons. He was hitting the worse shots I've ever seen him hit. It was one of those days.

    "It would be eating me up alive but I am different. Maybe he is trying to get himself to relax."


    Oliver Jones: As a QPR fan, I hope we sell all our Premier League flops and regroup next year. Mass clearout required. Get to work Harry!

    Ned Thomas: Getting slightly worried about Cardiff. Only one signing and three weeks to go

    James Hunter: A good signing for Swindon fans right now would be a manager! Re players, happy to see a focus on youth development emerge.

    Are you happy with your team's signings so far? Where else do you need to strengthen before the start of the season? Let us know, #bbcsportsday

  108. 1116: 

    The news of Gerardo Martino becoming Barcelona coach is expected to go down well with Lionel Messi, who has spoken in glowing terms about his compatriot in the past.

    The two men both hail from Rosario and many in the media see the appointment as a deliberate move from the Barcelona board to keep the four-time Ballon d'Or winner happy.

    Speaking a year ago, Messi told Diario Ole: "I like Tata Martino. He is a great coach. He gets his teams playing well and we all respect him."

  109. 1113: 

    Manchester City will have manager Manuel Pellegrini back in the dugout for their friendly in Hong Kong on Wednesday following the death of his mother, his assistant Brian Kidd said.

    Pellegrini was forced late last week to abandon City's pre-season preparations in South Africa to return to his native Chile.

    But he arrived in Hong Kong on Tuesday and will go in search of his first win as City's boss on Wednesday in the Barclays Asia Trophy. They face local side South China.

    Above former Manchester City midfielder Mike Summerbee poses with a fan during the Premier Skills and Creating Chances open day in Hong Kong.

  110. 1108: 
    Aled Davies

    From BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Lyon:

    "Joy for Britain's Aled Davies after he wins the F42 discus in Lyon. When Davies won gold in London he was presented with his medal by the Duchess of Cambridge and the Welshman passed on his congratulations to her and Prince William on the birth of their baby."

  111. 1103: 

    Nick Robinson-Baker and Chris Mears made it through to tonight's final of the 3metre springboard synchro at the World Championships in Barcelona.

    The British pair were seventh in this morning's preliminaries with a score of 388.92 points at the Piscine Municipal de Montjuic.

    China, Russia and Germany were the top three qualifiers into tonight's final.

  112. 1057: 
    Gerardo Martino

    Who is Gerardo Martino?

    Playing career: Record appearance holder with Newell's Old Boys with 505 matches and one cap for Argentina national team plus spells in Spain, Ecuador and Chile before retiring in 1996.

    Early management career: Spent formative years with lower league Argentine sides Brown de Arrecifes, Platense and Instituto before titles in Paraguay with Libertad and Cerro Porteno.

    Paraguay: Took over as manager of national team in 2006 and four years later steered them to the World Cup quarter-finals where they were beaten by eventual winners Spain. Quit after finishing runners-up to Uruguay in the 2011 Copa America.

    Newell's Old Boys: Returned to manage his former club in 2012 and guided them to the Argentine Clausura (second half of the season) title in his first season.

  113. 1056: 

    Wilfried Zaha starts for Manchester United as David Moyes names his side to face Yokohama F Marinos in their pre-season friendly in Japan.

    Youngster Adnan Januzaj also starts, while Jesse Lingard gets another chance to impress after scoring twice in the 5-1 win against an Australia A-League All Stars XI on Saturday. Keep with Sportsday for updates from the game.

    Man Utd XI v F-Marinos: De Gea; Fabio, Jones, Evans, Evra, Anderson, Cleverley, Lingard, Zaha, Januzaj, Van Persie.

  114. 1051: 
    Ledley King

    Retired defender and Tottenham ambassador Ledley King greets a local referee during the Premier Skills and Creating Chances open day on 23 July, in Hong Kong, ahead of Spurs' involvement in the Asia Trophy.

    Tottenham start the pre-season tournament against Sunderland on Wednesday and you can follow updates in Sportsday.

  115. 1045: 

    Argentine Gerardo Martino will take over from Tito Vilanova as Barcelona coach after agreeing a two-year contract, the club confirm.

    The 50-year-old led Newell's Old Boys to the Argentine Clausura title last season.

    Barca announced on Friday night that the 44-year-old Vilanova was stepping down as he continues his battle with cancer.

  116. 1043: 

    Former boxer Frank Bruno is speaking on BBC Radio 5 live at the moment, listen to his interview on the BBC Sport website.

  117. 1041: 

    Dame Sarah Storey withdraws from the forthcoming UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships, which are scheduled to take place in Canada from 29 August to 1 September.

    Dame Sarah, 35, who celebrated the birth of her baby girl last month, says: "My decision to withdraw from the Road World Championships was an easy one as Louisa was born by emergency Caesarian Section and the post operative rehab takes place over a 12 week period, which includes the Road Worlds and most of September.

    "I will be back on my bike after an initial six week rest period and gradually building up to a normal training load with a view to possibly competing on the track before the end of the year."

  118. 1037: 

    Former Manchester United midfielder Lou Macari talking to MUTV on the club's second bid for Cesc Fabregas:"There is without doubt room for another midfielder. We need someone like him to come in."

  119. 1034: 
    Brian Close

    In 1949, Brian Close became England's youngest Test cricketer when he made his debut against New Zealand at Old Trafford aged 18 years and 149 days. He played the last of his 22 Tests at the age of 46, some 27 years later.


    Sean Robertson: Happy with Spurs' activity so far, both signings will suit AVB's style. Still waiting on that striker signing though.

    The Anti Villan: Some interesting young and hungry signings at Villa. Bit of quality in them? Benteke staying. Cause for optimism? I think so.

    Tunde Akere: As a Chelsea fan, I don't wish for anyone than Wayne Rooney to compliment our striking options, and the leagues will be ours.

    Are you happy with your club's transfer business so far ahead of the new season? #bbcsportsday.

  121. 1030: 

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas confirms the club are in talks to sign Valencia and Spain striker Roberto Soldado, but denied that a deal was imminent.

    Speaking in Hong Kong, where Spurs face Sunderland on Wednesday in the Asia Trophy, Villas-Boas says: "At the moment, he's just one of the players we are interested in."

    Soldado has scored 82 goals in 141 games for Valencia, scoring over 17 league goals a season for each of the last three years.

  122. 1027: 
    Phil Mickelson

    Former Open champion Gary Player talking to BBC Radio 5 Live about champion Phil Mickelson, who has won all the majors except the US Open.

    He says: "That is going to be the biggest challenge of all the majors for him. Because he is not a good driver and when you play the US Open you will have to use your driver.

    "This is a monumental task for him but he has got that thing called it, which the majority of people don't have. I think he will probably win it. You can't describe it. It is a gift that is loaned to you from the man above."

  123. 1024: 

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Lyon: "Aled Davies wins Britain's seventh gold at the IPC World Athletics Championships with victory in the F42 discus. Davies, who won gold in the shot put on Saturday and is the Paralympic champion in the event, had a moment of worry when he fouled his opening two throws but he then squeezed into the last eight before unleashing a best throw of 47.62 in the final round to clinch victory."

    Listen to live coverage of the morning session from Lyon on BBC 5 live sports extra.

  124. 1019: 

    Manchester City defender Micah Richards denies speculation he could leave the club.

    The 25-year-old right-back has been linked with moves abroad this summer, possibly in part-exchange deals for other City targets. Richards had a frustrating season in 2012-13, missing the start of the campaign with an ankle problem and then enduring a six-month lay-off after a knee operation.

    Richards says: "Manchester City is my club and I've never considered playing anywhere else."

  125. 1016: 

    Striker Gary Hooper returns to Celtic's squad to face Cliftonville in the Champions League qualifiers' second leg after recovering from a groin strain.

    The Englishman has most recently been the subject of a transfer bid from Queens Park Rangers and missed Celtic's 3-0 win in the first-leg fixture.

    Summer signing Virgil van Dijk, fellow defenders Adam Matthews and Charlie Mulgrew again miss out through injury, as does midfielder Joe Ledley.

  126. 1008: 

    Romelu Lukaku would welcome the competition provided by Wayne Rooney if Chelsea can persuade Manchester United to sell them the England striker.

    After impressing on loan at West Brom last term, Belgium forward Lukaku has scored in each game of Chelsea's pre-season tour of Asia, during which Jose Mourinho's bid to land Rooney has been made public.

    "You know when you are playing for a team like Chelsea, there is going to be competition," Lukaku says. "It is the manager's choice. You have to accept that you have to work hard to make it a successful squad. If he is part of our team I will welcome him with open arms."


    Sam De La Bertauche: As a Man Utd fan, I'm not bothered if we sign no one! Our youngsters are more than capable of winning games!

    Tom Harrison: As a NUFC fan I am worried. We can't expect the same team as last season to perform dramatically better than last season.

    Matthew Stebbings: Surely Newcastle fans should be worrying about lack of signings when even cash strapped Middlesbrough are out spending them!

    Are you happy with your club's transfer activity so far this summer? With the Football League season starting in less than a fortnight, are you confident with your club's business? #bbcsportsday.

  128. 1001: 
    Yannick Sagbo

    Hull City's pursuit of Evian striker Yannick Sagbo could be completed today as the two clubs creep towards the conclusion of a £1.6m deal, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

    The Tigers have been locked in negotiations for the 25-year-old over recent days and are believed to have only minor obstacles left to overcome.

  129. 0958: 

    Scottish athlete Eilish McColgan, who competes in the 3,000m steeplechase, is relishing the chance to compete in a home Commonwealth Games next year.

    McColgan, who was part of Team GB at last year's Olympics, told BBC Radio 5 live: "For me London 2012 was a huge step up in competition and with it being a home Olympics, I thought I'd never have the opportunity to do it again, but with Glasgow 2014 too, I've been really lucky."

  130. 0950: 

    Sunderland midfielder Alfred N'Diaye is in talks with Turkish side Eskiehirspor after being told he can leave Wearside, reports the Newcastle Chronicle.

    it is reported the French midfielder, 23, has been left out of the Black Cats squad for their trip to Hong Kong for the Asia Trophy, and is in talks with Turkish side Eskiehirspor over a loan move with a view to a permanent deal.

  131. 0942: 

    Hope Powell says England are in a period of "transition" and must rebuild after their poor showing at Euro 2013.

    The head coach also defended her decision not to select some of the younger players, saying they were not "ready to cope with that pressure".

    England were knocked out of the tournament after defeats to Spain and France and a draw with Russia in the group stages.


    Si Hawkes: For all their bluster and bravado, surprise surprise, Arsenal have done nothing. Same old story, I fear.

    Ron Goodwin: Manchester United should stop wasting time and effort on "pipe-dream" signings and concentrate on realistic targets.

    Andrew Priestley: City & Chelsea have strengthened, and in turn closed the gap to Man Utd from last year. United at the minute are heading for third.

  133. 0930: 
    Commonwealth Games

    The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow begin in exactly one year. Is the city ready for this huge multi-sport event?

    How ready is the city when it comes to venues, ticketing, security and transport? Find out on the BBC News website.

  134. 0922: 

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Lyon: "After winning gold in the shot put on Saturday, Wales's Aled Davies is going for gold in the discus this morning. Davies won gold in the event at London 2012 and wants to complete the double. Also in the morning session in Lyon, Bethy Woodward, Sophie Hahn and Libby Clegg will be bidding to try to add gold to the silvers they won in their respective events over the last couple of days. There will be coverage on 5 live sports extra from 09:40 BST and then from 14:30."

  135. 0915: 

    St Nicholas Abbey, favourite for Saturday's King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, has suffered a "serious career-ending injury" this morning, Coolmore confirm.

    The Aidan O'Brien-trained six-year-old has now run his last race with his owners, John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith hopeful that the vets can save him for a stud career.

  136. 0913: 

    Aston Villa tweet a picture of their present for their latest royal supporter after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced the arrival of their baby son.

    The replica Villa strip has 'HRH 1' printed on the back and the Premier League club sent the message: "Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Another Villa fan arrives into the world!"

    "The Duke is a huge Villa fan and it is hoped that his new son will be brought up in the claret and blue tradition," the club website said. "As a birthday present, Villa chiefs have sent the 8lbs 6oz tot a new kit with the appropriate letters 'HRH' and the number '1' on the back."

  137. 0909: 

    It is year to the day before the Commonwealth Games begins in Glasgow, and with unprecedented financial support behind them, signs of improved performances have already started to show for Scotland's sportsmen and women.

    BBC Sport highlights five of Scotland's brightest medal hopes for the 2014 Commonwealth Games on the BBC Sport website.

  138. 0905: 
    Paolo Di Canio

    Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio says new signing Emanuele Giaccherini is one of the best players in Europe.

    The Italian international, who can play as a wing-back, winger, deep-lying forward or attacking midfielder, moved to Sunderland last week from Juventus for £6.5m.

    Speaking ahead of the 28-year-old's likely debut, against Tottenham on Wednesday in Hong Kong, fellow Italian Di Canio says: "In my opinion he's one of the best players in Europe to suit my system. There are not many wingers with his intelligence or ability to interpret the role."

  139. 0854: 

    Former world Moto GP champion Casey Stoner fuelled speculation Tuesday that he may return to the sport by announcing he will test ride with his old team Honda at Motegi.

    The Australian, who won two world titles in motorcycling's most prestigious category, in 2007 and 2011, shocked the sport last year when he retired at the peak of his career aged just 27.

    "There are times when I miss riding my RC213V so I am really happy that Honda have asked me to do some testing in Motegi this year," Stoner says on the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix website.


    Mike Davies: David Moyes and Manchester United need to stop talking and get acting.

    Kyle Goslan: Think United would win the league with one big signing, even if Wayne Rooney leaves.

    Strive Hardest: United, Arsenal are two of top teams yet to make major signings but they'll be making good impact next season.

    Are you happy with your club's transfer activity so far? Newcastle are yet to sign a senior player, is that a concern? And what about fans of Football League, SPL and Scottish Football League clubs? Is your manager putting together a side capable of challenging for promotion, or avoiding relegation? Let us know, #bbcsportsday

  141. 0846: 

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says he is not worried about the club's lack of progress in the transfer market.

    Newcastle are the only Premier League side yet to sign a senior player but there could be a breakthrough this week, with United in talks with Lyon over a move for striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

    "Some clubs have brought in players that I wouldn't bring to this football club," Pardew tells the Shields Gazette. "I wouldn't read too much into that. Strikers are the hardest deals to do. I'm hoping for some good news this week."

  142. 0844: 

    Australia have hit rock bottom with their defeat to England in the second Ashes Test and spinner Nathan Lyon must be recalled at the expense of Ashton Agar if they are to turn things around, according to fast bowling great Glenn McGrath.

    England beat Australia by 347 runs in the second Test at Lord's to take a 2-0 lead in the series but McGrath, 43, believes Australia's situation is salvageable if the top six batsmen can put a higher price on their wickets and off-spinner Lyon is in the team when the third test begins at Old Trafford on 1 August.

    "They say that you have to hit the bottom before you can start to get back up. And that is where this Australia team are right now, rock bottom," he wrote in a column in the Guardian.

  143. 0840: 

    New Super League leaders Huddersfield give centre Joe Wardle a new contract that will keep him at the John Smith's Stadium until the end of 2017.

    The 21-year-old, who has scored 30 tries in 57 appearances since joining the Giants from Bradford, had a little more than 12 months left on his current deal but was happy to pledge his future to the club.

    "It gives me and my family some security," Wardle said. "The way the club has progressed over the past few years and the way it continues to progress with wanting to win things, it would be stupid to want to be anywhere else."


    Manchester United boss David Moyes has been linked with a number of high profile signings since becoming the Premier League champions' new manager, but has yet to make a significant signing.

    With the first game of the new season around a month away, Moyes says there is no need to panic about the club's lack of major activity in the transfer market so far.

    But are you concerned that no big name has come in yet? What about Arsenal fans? Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham have all made signings, but where else do they need to strengthen? Manchester City have been one of the busiest clubs, is their transfer business done?

    Let us know your views, #bbcsportsday


    Here are the top three lines from Tuesday's gossip column:

    Injured Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 27, has been playing golf close to Chelsea's training ground - fuelling speculation the England international could be on his way to Stamford Bridge. Daily Star

    Real Madrid are ready to spend £85m on Tottenham's 24-year-old forward Gareth Bale. El Confidencial (in Spanish)

    But Manchester United are eager to underline their support to new manager David Moyes by smashing the British transfer record to sign Bale. The Times (subscription required)

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    Robin van Persie

    Manchester United continue their pre-season programme when they play Japanese side Yokohama F Marinos later on Tuesday morning.

    Robin van Persie, the club's top scorer last season, came off the bench on Saturday to score his first goal under new manager David Moyes in a 5-1 win against an A-League All Star XI.

    Can the Dutchman add to his pre-season tally? Updates from the match will be Sportsday.

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    Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome could line up alongside each other for the 2014 Tour de France, says Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford.

    Froome, 28, was chosen to lead Team Sky's 2013 challenge, despite Wiggins saying he wanted to defend his title as their relationship came under scrutiny. Wiggins, 33, later withdrew because of illness and injury while Froome went on to win the yellow jersey.

    "I don't spend a nanosecond worrying whether they get on," says Brailsford.

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    Australia fast bowler James Pattinson will miss the rest of the Ashes series against England after suffering a stress fracture of the lower back.

    The 23-year-old complained of soreness in his hip and back at the end of the second Test at Lord's. Cricket Australia confirmed Pattinson would miss the rest of the tour after a scan revealed the extent of the injury.

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    Barcelona have told Manchester United that Cesc Fabregas is not for sale.

    United confirmed on Monday that they had submitted an improved bid - understood to be £30m plus add-ons for the midfielder - but reports in Spain claim that has been turned down.

    "Fabregas is not for sale," a Barcelona source said on Monday. "The president (Sandro Rosell) has been very clear with Man United."

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    Good morning and welcome to Sportsday Live, coming to you from the BBC Sport HQ in Salford Quays. We'll have all the latest transfers news, while Manchester United are in pre-season action in Japan later this morning and it is one year until the Commonwealth Games gets under way.

    First, the three top stories on the BBC Sport website...

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