Sportsday - Thursday 1 August as it happened

Football transfers, Gareth Bale & Cesc Fabregas latest, Ashes, Football League build-up & Women's British Open.

1 August 2013 Last updated at 19:42

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  2. 0804: 

    Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to sell forward Gareth Bale, 24, to Real Madrid and they will tell the Spanish club that the prospect of a deal would increase if 20-year-old striker Alvaro Morata were included as part of the package. (Guardian)

    Barcelona are ready to make a last-ditch effort to buy Chelsea's £40m-rated 26-year-old defender David Luiz. (Daily Mirror)

    Newcastle United hope they can put the finishing touches to a loan deal to bring 26-year-old Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy to Tyneside after a move for Aston Villa's Darren Bent, 29, collapsed on Wednesday night. (Telegraph)

  3. 0811: 

    Everton defeated Juventus on penalties earlier this morning in a friendly match in San Francisco, after the sides had finished the 90 minutes level at 1-1.

    Kwadwo Asamoah's well-struck goal for Juve with 10 minutes remaining cancelled out Kevin Mirallas' impressive individual effort just past the hour mark.

    The game went straight to penalties after 90 minutes, with Leon Osman missing his spot-kick, before Andrea Pirlo did likewise for the Italian side.

    Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard then saved from Federico Peluso in the sudden-death shoot-out from to give the Toffees a 6-5 win.

  4. 0818: 
    Gareth Bale

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says the club are now are in talks to sign Gareth Bale.

    His comments follow reports that Real are preparing a bid in excess of the world record £80m fee they paid for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2011.

    Ancelotti told a news conference at Real's training camp in Los Angeles: "I believe the club is in talks to find a solution and we will see what happens."

    Bale's camp told Spurs at the weekend that he wants to speak to Madrid.

  5. 0826:  
    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match SpecialCRICKET - ASHES

    "The Australians have a chance to turn it around but they don't know what their team is. There are so many imponderables about this side and they are in a bit of a mess. "

  6. 0832:  
    Ben Smith, BBC SportGET INVOLVED

    Ever wondered what it takes to be a football journalist? How do they find their stories? How do stories break? Well today you can find out as BBC Sport football reporter Ben Smith answers your questions from midday.

    Want to know how deals are done? Which of the big names is most likely to move? Or why deals often go to deadline day?

    Tweet us your questions via the hashtag #bbctransfers and we'll put them to him before 1200 BST.

  7. 0839:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveCRICKET - ASHES

    Geoff Miller, England national selector: "Old Trafford looks absolutely splendid , it looks like a stadium now.

    "Whether we bat or bowl it's about having a good start. It's not just about the weather, it's about the surface and we hope to make the right decision if the toss comes our way.

    "The national selector is exactly the same as the captain we don't talk about whitewashes and we certainly don't talk about 5-0 wins, we let other people do that for us."

  8. 0846:  
    Iain Carter, BBC SportGOLF - WOMEN'S OPEN

    "A soggy morning in St Andrews but when you are going for your 4th major in a row you want to make a good start. Inbee Park's 3 birdies in 1st 4 holes isn't bad..."

    Hazel Irvine introduces coverage of the opening day from the Old Course at St Andrews on BBC2 from 1300 BST, as Jiyai Shin begins the defence of the title she won last year at Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

  9. 0851: 

    Everton legend Neville Southall says the club should forget about signing Joey Barton - because he is no better than Forrest Gump.

    Boyhood Everton fan Barton, 30, has been linked with a move to Goodison Park and speculation increased after he cryptically Tweeted "once a blue..." last night.

    But former Everton goalkeeper Southall believes Roberto Martinez should cross the QPR midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Marseille, off his list of transfer targets.

    Southall said: "What is he going to add to Everton? I think they have already got a kitman.

    "I don't see how he will fit into Everton's style of play. He isn't the best passer in the world. Yes he is fit and runs up and down all day but Forrest Gump did that as well, didn't he?

  10. 0856: 

    Manager Michael Laudrup hopes Swansea's game against Malmo on Thursday [19:45 BST] will be the start of a "special" Europa League campaign.

    The Capital One Cup winners face the Swedish side in the third qualifying round first-leg at the Liberty Stadium, their first game in a European competition since 1991. "Of course it is special," Laudrup said. "Suddenly as a player and a manager you are against sides you are not used to facing."

    Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru. Score updates on BBC Sport website.

  11. 0902:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveCRICKET - ASHES

    Mike Watkinson, former Lancashire and England batsman and director of Lancashire Cricket: "Jimmy Anderson has mastered the art of swing bowling and he's become feared around the world.

    "You couldn't get a 'good morning' out of him when he was younger and he still quietly gets on with his business. He's a great competitor, if you've got the ball and someone's got the bat it's who comes out best in that battle."


    Andrew Priestley: Bale leaving the Premier League would be another blow to English football after Isco, Higuain, Falcao & Neymar chose other leagues.

    Jack Morrison: Bale's a great player with great potential but I don't think he's better than Ronaldo was when he left United, he's not worth £80m yet.

    Alex Hayes: Notice how everything about Bale comes from Madrid or the papers. Nothing from Spurs or the players. Storm in a teacup.

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  13. 0916: 
    St Andrews

    Last year's runner-up Inbee Park is the early leader at the Women's Open at St Andrews. The 25-year-old South Korean is one shot ahead of Japan's Ai Miyazato. England's Liz Young has made a confident start and is two under par after four holes.

    Karen Stupples, the 2004 winner, is one under after seven holes. Hazel Irvine introduces coverage of the opening day from the Old Course on BBC2 from 1300 BST.

  14. 0918: 

    St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright says FC Minsk, who his side meet in the Europa League on Thursday [17:00 BST], do not have the same quality as Rosenborg, the Norwegian side they overcame 2-1 on aggregate to set up the third qualifying round tie with the Belarusians.

    "They'll be a different proposition to Rosenborg. I don't think they have the same quality, which will be understandable given the money Rosenborg spent on their squad," said Wright.

    Coverage: BBC Radio Scotland.

  15. 0924:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveCRICKET - ASHES

    Daniel Gidney, chief executive of Lancashire Cricket: "The cherry on the cake is the brand new pavilion so we're really pleased.

    "Test matches are important for every international ground but we're in pretty good shape. We're very happy and we're in good shape as a sports business but we need to concentrate on how we finance ourselves away from the international cricket side of things."

    He added: "I think it may go five days and there's a bit of rain on Saturday."

  16. 0924: 

    Fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara is recalled to Sri Lanka's 15-man squad for the three-match Twenty20 series at home to South Africa. The 30-year-old missed the five-match one-day series against the Proteas, which the home team won 4-1, because of a dislocated finger he suffered during the tri-series in West Indies last month.

    Sri Lanka are the current number one ranked T20 team. The first match will take place in Colombo on Friday, with the second and third on Sunday and Tuesday in Hambantota.

  17. 0932:  
    Ben Smith, BBC SportGET INVOLVED

    Ever wondered what it takes to be a football journalist? How do they find their stories? How do stories break? Well today you can find out as BBC Sport football reporter Ben Smith answers your questions from midday.

    Tweet us your questions via the hashtag #bbctransfers and we'll put them to him before 1200 BST.

  18. 0934: 

    Whether you're waiting in the ticket queue outside Old Trafford, sunning yourself on a beach or like the rest of us working hard at your desk, head to the BBC Sport Ashes live text commentary for all the latest news from Manchester.

  19. 0940: 
    Alastair Cook

    England captain Alastair Cook says his team will learn from past mistakes as they look to complete an Ashes series win over Australia at Old Trafford.

    In the last two series, England went 1-0 up but lost at Headingley and Perth before recovering to win the series.

    This time, England take a 2-0 lead into the third Test but Cook is refusing to look beyond today in Manchester.

    "It is a great opportunity we have but you can't start thinking about anything other than the first hour," said Cook.

  20. 0945: 

    Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson says Steven Gerrard is one of the best two players to represent the club.

    A sell-out Anfield crowd will pay tribute to Reds captain Gerrard, 33, on Saturday when Olympiakos provide the opposition for the midfielder's testimonial.

    "I'm not surprised his testimonial game this Saturday is a sell-out. If anybody deserves a full house, it would be Gerrard," Lawrenson writes in the Daily Post. "The greatest tribute that I can pay to Steven Gerrard is that, along with Kenny Dalglish, he is one of the best two players to pull on a Liverpool shirt. "He really is that good."

  21. 0948:  
    Dan Roan, BBC Sport at Old TraffordCRICKET - ASHES

    "Just spoken to England's Kevin Pietersen at Old Trafford - tells me he's fit to play in 3rd and potentially decisive Ashes Test."

  22. 0952: 

    For contract reasons, 1 August is usually a busy day for Football League transfers. We're expecting a lot of activity and we'll bring you all the "Done Deals" as they happen here on Sportsday.

  23. 0955: 

    BBC Radio Manchester: Oldham have completed the signing of Swindon striker Adam Rooney on a two-year deal.

  24. 0957: 

    Millwall are close to signing Bolton right-back Tyrone Mears on loan, report the London Evening Standard. The 30-year-old former Manchester City, Preston, West Ham and Burnley player is in talks with Millwall manager Steve Lomas.

  25. 1002: 

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says the club must keep striker Luis Suarez, who has been linked with Arsenal, if they are serious about competing for a Champions League place.

    "I've spoken to Luis loads and of course I'm trying to get him to stay," Gerrard tells the Liverpool Echo.

    "We will have to wait and see if I have any joy. It's a difficult one from a team-mate's perspective as you've got to show a player respect. Luis is his own guy and makes his own decisions. But Luis Suarez knows what I want him to do, don't worry about that."

  26. 1011: 

    Andrew Priestley: Ronaldo: 6 seasons at Man Utd (118 goals & a Ballon d'Or) = £80m. Gareth Bale: 6 seasons at Spurs (55 goals) = £85m!? Madness.

    Mark Houghton: Only Falcao would have made it in the Prem out of the high profile signings not to come to the Prem, no big loss,

    Danny Kagoro: For a player that has not achieved any domestic honours or played on an international stage, £80m is ridiculous.

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  27. 1013: 
    Wigan Athletic manager Owen Coyle

    Wigan Athletic manager Owen Coyle faces the cameras ahead of the start of the 2013-14 Football League season.

    Wigan, who will be competing in the group stages of the Europa League after winning the FA Cup, start their first season outside the top-flight since 2004-05 with an away game at Barnsley on Saturday.

    "We're fired up for the game but Barnsley are a tough side and towards the end of last season they were one of the form teams," Coyle told a news conference at the DW Stadium on Thursday. The Latics were relegated from the Premier League last season.

  28. 1020: 

    Bradford Bulls have agreed a deal to sign Warrington forward Matty Blythe on a three-year deal.

    The 24-year-old is currently on loan at Odsal from the Wolves and has made 14 Super League appearances and scored seven tries for the Bulls.

    The deal will come into effect at the end of the season.

  29. 1024: 

    Last year's runner-up Inbee Park remains the leader at the Women's Open at St Andrews on six-under-par. The 25-year-old South Korean is one shot ahead of Japan's Ai Miyazato. The best placed Briton is England's Liz Young has made a confident start and is four-under-par after 12 holes to lie in joint third.

    Hazel Irvine introduces coverage of the opening day from the Old Course on BBC2 from 1300 BST.

  30. 1029: 

    Tottenham Hotspur reach agreement with Valencia for striker Roberto Soldado.

  31. 1035: 

    Australia win the toss. They're going to bat first, and make three changes - as expected, it's David Warner, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon for Phil Hughes, James Pattinson and Ashton Agar. England are unchanged.

  32. 1036: 
    Valencia striker Roberto Soldado

    Tottenham Hotspur announce that they have reached an agreement with Valenica for striker Roberto Soldado.

    The 28-year-old Spain international scored 80 times in 146 appearances for Valencia after joining from Getafe in 2010. Soldado scored 30 goals in 46 appearances for the La Liga club last season.

    He helped Spain reach the final of the Confederations Cup last month, scoring in the group win over Uruguay. Soldado becomes Tottenham's third summer acquisition.

  33. 1043: 

    Leyton Orient sign Northern Ireland international winger Johnny Gorman on a one-year contract.

    The 20-year-old has been capped by his country nine times and was a free agent following his release from Wolves where he made one Premier League appearance in March 2012.

  34. 1046: 

    Queens Park Rangers reportedly make an improved bid for Burnley striker Charlie Austin believed to be in the region of between £2.25m-£4m, reports the Lancashire Telegraph.


    Chris Palmer: Spurs signing Soldado. Man United signing nobody. Not impressed.

  36. 1052: 

    Don't forget, you can follow every moment of the Ashes with the BBC iPlayer Radio app and the BBC Sport app. On the radio app, you can listen live to Test Match Special and download the Aggers and Boycott close-of-play podcasts. Live text commentary, with analysis and insight from our reporters at the ground, is available on the BBC Sport app.


    England: Alastair Cook (capt), Joe Root, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Jonny Bairstow, Matt Prior (wk), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson.

    Australia: Shane Watson, Chris Rogers, Usman Khawaja, Michael Clarke (capt), Steven Smith, David Warner, Brad Haddin (wk), Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon.

    Download the BBC Sport website app and download the BBC iPlayer Radio app.

  37. 1056:  
    Nick Hope, BBC Olympic sports reporterSWIMMING

    After struggling through to tonight's 200m breastroke World Championship semi-finals in Barcelona with the 14th quickest time of two minutes 11.47 seconds Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson, 24, tells BBC Sport's Nick Hope it was a "pretty horrible" swim.

    "After starting the meet with the 100m and it wasn't a great swim [failing to reach the World final] I was really nervous this morning," admitted the swimmer.

    "I have to believe that I can turn my form around. I'm not here just to make finals and I'm certainly not here to make semi-finals. I want medals and I'm not scared of saying that because this is what I'm in the sport for."

    Fellow London 2012 finallist Andrew Willis looked much more comfortable and his 2.09.91 was second fastest time recorded in the 200m breastroke heats.

  38. 1100: 
    Dave Attwood

    There are six new faces in the England Rugby Union Elite Player Squad, named by Stuart Lancaster this morning.

    Forwards Dave Attwood, Matt Kvesic and Billy Vunipola are included, as are wings Marland Yarde and Christian Wade, along with centre Kyle Eastmond.

    Jonathan Joseph, David Strettle and James Haskell are among those to drop down to the Saxons.

    Lancaster will name his captain in October ahead of the Autumn Internationals. Both the England Senior and Saxons squads will meet up in Loughborough on the 11 August.

  39. 1101: 
    South Korea golfer Inbee Park

    Inbee Park makes a flying start as she looks to make history at the British Open at St Andrews. The South Korean, bidding to win a fourth successive major, led early on as play began on the Old Course.

    But Park, who is on five under par, has been joined at the top of the leaderboard by England's Liz Young, who has hit five birdies in the first 12 holes.

    Hazel Irvine introduces coverage of the opening day from the Old Course on BBC2 from 1300 BST.

  40. 1103: 

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster: "This was the toughest EPS selection we've had to make with fierce competition for places in every area of the squad after an excellent summer for England players at all levels.

    "Christian Wade and Marland Yarde brought their outstanding Aviva Premiership form to the tour, Kyle Eastmond showed the potential he has and by including him in the squad we get a chance to work with him some more as we build towards the QBE Internationals.

    "Up front David Attwood adds a physical presence to the second row and in Matt Kvesic and Billy Vunipola we have young back row players who will challenge our more established back row players hard."

  41. 1107:  
    David Ornstein, BBC SportFOOTBALL

    "The Roberto Soldado fee paid by Tottenham to Valencia is £26m - Spurs met the 30m euros release clause and eventually agreed a payment schedule. His medical is scheduled for Friday and should he pass it will sign a four-year contract. The amount paid is a new club record, breaking the £17m recently paid to Corinthians for Paulinho."

  42. 1112: 

    We've got some time with 1996 Olympic 100m champion Donovan Bailey later today. Have you got a question for him? Use the hashtag #AskDonovan and get involved and we'll bring you his answers here on Sportsday later this afternoon.

  43. 1120: 
    Roberto Soldado

    Real Madrid youth product Roberto Soldado will be moving to White Hart Lane this summer in a record £26m transfer from Valencia.

    Soldado made just 16 first-team appearances for the Bernabeu outfit before moving the short distance to Getafe.

    There he forged his reputation as a goalscorer, netting 29 goals in 60 games and earning a move to the coast with Champions League Valencia where he notched up 80 goals in 146 appearances.

  44. 1128: 

    With Tottenham breaking their club record fee to sign Roberto Soldado, does that pave the way for Gareth Bale's exit to Real Madrid? What do you make of your club's striker signings so far in the closed season? Are you happy with who they brought in or are you worried they won't be good enough?

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  45. 1129: 

    Midfielder Andre Moritz joins Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer, reports BBC Radio Manchester.

    The 26-year-old was released by Crystal Palace at the end of last season.

  46. 1132: 

    Today's #QSTeaser from Question of Sport. Name the four players since 2000 to have scored an Ashes double hundred?

  47. 1133: 

    Newport Gwent Dragons coach Lyn Jones will meet Toby Faletau next week to discuss the Wales number eight's future with the region.

    The 22-year-old British and Irish Lions forward has just one year of his Rodney Parade contract remaining.

    Jones says if money is the decisive factor then the Dragons will struggle to prevent Faletau following Dan Lydiate's example and moving on.

  48. 1140: 

    Catalan Dragons hooker Ian Henderson signs a new two-year contract with Super League's French club.

    The Dragons have announced that the 30-year-old Scotland international will now stay at the Stade Gilbert Brutus until the end of 2015.

  49. 1147: 
    David Jones

    Burnley announce the signing of free agent David Jones.

    The former Blackburn, Wigan, Derby County and Wolves midfielder, 28, has signed a three-year deal at Turf Moor.

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche said: "David is a very good footballer and someone who has good pedigree, coming from Manchester United.

    "At Wigan he was almost a part of something, but here he thinks he can really do something, as do we, and mould himself into a really good footballer here at Burnley."

  50. 1149: 
    Sean Long

    Featherstone Rovers appoint former Salford and Wigan coach Sean Long as football manager until the end of the season.

    Long, 36, left the Warriors earlier this month after only three months with Shaun Wane's side.

    Rovers head coach Daryl Powell left for Castleford in May and his long-term replacement, John Bastian, does not join the club until 1 December.

  51. 1155: 

    Brentford sign Cardiff City defender Ben Nugent on loan.

    The 20-year-old, who made 14 appearances for the Bluebirds' first team last season, will remain with the Bees until 5 January.

    "We have been looking for an extra defender to meet the needs required in our squad," Brentford manager Uwe Rosler told the club website.

  52. 1202: 

    Inbee Park suffers a late slump after a blistering start as she bids to make history with a fourth consecutive major win at the Women's British Open.

    The world number one from South Korea could become the first golfer, male or female, to win four professional majors in the same year.

    Park finished her opening round on three under par, but she had been six under after 10.

    She dropped shots at the 13th, 16th and 17th before a closing birdie on 18.

    Hazel Irvine introduces coverage of the opening day from the Old Course on BBC2 from 13:00 BST.

  53. 1207:  
    Ben Smith, BBC SportFOOTBALL

    BBC Sport football reporter Ben Smith answers your questions:

    Arron Roberts: With Bale off to Real Madrid, what's the chances of Ronaldo to Manchester United?

    "Almost no chance, Arron. Not this summer anyway. He will be at Real for the new season but United were certainly interested in exploring the possibility of bringing him back to Old Trafford. But he has told the Real president Florentino Perez that he will stay for now. One that may come up again next summer."

  54. 1213: 

    Swansea City's Dutch midfielder Kemy Agustien joins Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion on a free transfer. The 26-year-old has signed a two-year contract.

    Agustien made 47 appearances in all competitions for Swansea after being released by AZ Alkmaar in 2010

  55. 1219:  
    Ben Smith, BBC SportFOOTBALL

    BBC Sport football reporter Ben Smith answers your questions:

    Andrew Neill: How mobile do you tend to be? Are you specialised for a club (and then travel to follow their stories) or are you more general?

    "Hi Andrew, it is a bit of mixture. In terms of where I am based. A lot of the time at BBC Sport HQ in Media City. But there are times when you need to be out and about to meet people and chase stories. The mobile phone and the internet have, however, made it possible to work on these kind of stories from offices, trains, airports, football grounds and just about anywhere else.

    "In terms of clubs? Our team is not assigned to one club or another, but we do each have strengths and better contacts at some clubs than others so we tend to dovetail in that way."

  56. 1225:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraCRICKET - ASHES
    Tim Bresnan

    England have their breakthrough in the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford. Shane Watson edges the easiest of catches to Alastair Cook at first slip off the bowling of Tim Bresnan, departing for 19. The tourists are 76-1 with Usman Khawaja joining Chris Rogers, who's on 57, at the crease.

    Follow all the action on Test Match Special on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and via the BBC Sport website live text commentary.

  57. 1226: 

    The United States flag is flying high at St Andrews where American players Nicole Castrale, Katie Burnett, Stacy Lewis and Paula Creamer have been impressive.

    Castrale and Burnett are tied at the top of the leaderboard on six-under-par, with Lewis one stroke behind and Creamer on four under. England's Liz Young is tWO shots behind the leaders with one hole to play.

    Hazel Irvine introduces live coverage of the opening day from the Old Course on BBC2 from 1300BST.

  58. 1235:  
    Dan Roan, BBC Sport at Old TraffordCRICKET - ASHES
    Old Trafford

    "A resplendent Old Trafford enjoying Test cricket once again, having feared it would never return here."

  59. 1240: 

    British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton tips Sir Bradley Wiggins to make a strong finish to the season.

    Wiggins, 33, was unable to defend his the Tour de France title through injury and illness but has since returned to action in the Tour of Poland. He is building his fitness ahead of the Tour of Britain in September and the Road World Championships time-trial later that month.

    "It has been a turbulent season for him, but never underestimate the greatness of this guy," said Sutton. "He has been the inspiration for British cycling, not just off the back of that Tour win but for many years, given the haul of Olympic medals he has and the titles that run alongside his name."

  60. 1254:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraCRICKET - ASHES

    Controversy at the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford as Usman Khawaja is dismissed for one, caught behind off the bowling of Graeme Swann. The Australia batsman reviewed the decision, but despite the ball seeming to miss the bat, the dismissal was not overturned. It leaves the tourists 82-2, just before lunch.

    Follow all the action on Test Match Special on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and via the BBC Sport website live text commentary.

  61. 1255: 

    Somerset and England batsman Nick Compton: DRS what is going on? I'm sorry but what has happened to batsmen getting the benefit of the doubt?

  62. 1259: 

    The Daily Telegraph's John Percy on Twitter: QPR set to sign Burnley striker Charlie Austin in the next 24 hours.

  63. 1304: 

    Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd: I've just sat down to watch the Test. That was one of the worst cricket umpiring decisions I have ever seen.

  64. 1312: 
    Chelsea goalkeeper Henrique Hilario

    Goalkeeper Henrique Hilario signs a new one-year contract with Chelsea, the club announce.

    The 37-year-old is beginning a seventh season at Chelsea and will be one of four goalkeepers in the squad along with Petr Cech, Mark Schwarzer and Jamal Blackman. Hilario has made 39 appearances for Chelsea, of which 18 have been clean sheets.

    He said: "I'm really pleased to be part of this great squad and I'm looking forward to working once again with Jose Mourinho."

  65. 1313: 
    Former Burnley striker Charlie Austin

    Burnley striker Charlie Austin joins Queens Park Rangers on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee just two days before the start of the new Championship season. Austin, 24, was set to sign for Premier League Hull City last month but failed a medical.

    "We worked very hard to keep Charlie at Burnley and we are sorry to see him go," said Clarets chief executive Lee Hoos.

    "However, we were unable to compete with the package on offer from Queens Park Rangers, a club in receipt of the largest parachute payments in history and able to offer what are effectively Premier League wages in the Championship."

  66. 1327: 

    OptaJoe: Charlie Austin scored against 14 Championship sides in 12/13. Only Jordan Rhodes (18) & Glenn Murray (17) netted against more.

  67. 1335: 

    Motherwell manager Stuart McCall believes the Europa League should be regionalised to minimise travel costs for smaller clubs. The Fir Park side entertain Kuban Krasnodar [1945 BST] in the third qualifying round before travelling to Russia for the return leg on 8 August.

    "To be having to charter planes, it's going to cost more than we're going to receive from the ties," said McCall. "Something that's been put forward is regionalising. Certainly, in the early stages of the Europa League, it makes sense."

    Coverage: BBC Radio Scotland.

  68. 1344: 

    There is a four-way tie at the top of the leaderboard at St Andrews. South Korea's Na Yeon Choi shares the lead with American players Stacy Lewis, Nicole Castrale and Katie Burnett on five-under-par.

    England's Liz Young is just one stroke behind after carding a 68. The 30-year-old, who was born in Southampton, played 19 events in 2012 and recorded two top-10s including a tie for eighth at the Indian Open and a tie for ninth at Irish Open.

  69. 1346:  
    Ben Smith, BBC SportFOOTBALL

    BBC Sport football reporter Ben Smith answers your questions:

    Dimkpa Callistus: Why do some deals often go to deadline day?

    Matt Benton: Why do clubs wait until the last day to sell a top player with little chance of getting anyone in as a decent replacement?

    "It is something we see happening every transfer window and we are likely to see happen again this summer. Let's use Luis Suarez and Liverpool as an example. Liverpool want £50m plus for the striker, who has told them he wants to join Arsenal. But Arsenal are only offering £40,000,001.

    "The deal has now gone quiet with Arsenal hoping that Liverpool will drop their price as the season approaches because who wants a player that doesn't want to play for them? But the noises from within Anfield are that Suarez is training well and getting on with it. Arsenal are likely to come back with more but perhaps not enough.

    "Similarly with Wayne Rooney. He wants to go. Chelsea want him. But Manchester United play Chelsea on 26 Aug and the last thing David Moyes needs in his first home game is Rooney scoring in a blue shirt. So that is likely to go to the wire too. In terms of a last-minute replacement? You are right, Matt. Not only is time a factor but it is also that other clubs know you have the money. "

  70. 1350: 

    BBC Sport's Matt Slater: Omega Pharma-QuickStep make 1st 2 big signings of cycling's transfer window: Rigoberto Uran & Mark Renshaw, 2yr deals for both.

  71. 1357: 
    Martina Hingis (left) and Daniela Hantuchova

    Former world number one Martina Hingis makes a winning return to competitive tennis with victory in a doubles match at the Southern California Open.

    The 32-year-old Swiss retired in 2007 but accepted a wildcard invitation to partner Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova.

    The pair took just 51 minutes to beat Julia Goerges and Darija Jurak 6-1 6-1 in the first round in Carlsbad.

  72. 1359: 

    Peterborough United re-sign defender Mark Little on an 11-month contract after he rejected a new deal earlier in the summer. The 24-year-old had looked at other options but will return to the club for a fourth consecutive season.

  73. 1402: 

    Mark Cavendish is to be reunited with his favoured leadout man after Omega Pharma-QuickStep announce the signing of Australian Mark Renshaw.

    Renshaw piloted Cavendish at HTC-Highroad and to many of the Briton's Tour de France stage wins. His signing was announced on the same day the Belgian squad revealed it had recruited Colombian climber Rigoberto Uran from Team Sky. Both riders have signed two-year deals.

  74. 1408: 

    BBC Radio Derby's Owen Bradley: Young Derby striker Callum Ball joins League Two Torquay on a two-month loan.

  75. 1424: 

    Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara tells his Dundee United players that a top-six finish in the Scottish Premiership is the very least he expects this season.

    United just scraped into the top half of the table ahead of the split last term before finishing in sixth spot.

    McNamara said: "First and foremost for me, I want to progress from last season. As a club, I thought we underachieved, especially at home. Our home results were very poor for the fan base we've got. Top six is a minimum for us. I want to take the club forward and try to be successful here."

  76. 1426: 

    Doncaster Rovers confirm that One Direction member Louis Tomlinson has been given a squad number with the Championship club.

    Tomlinson, who has played no higher than Sunday League, will appear for the club's development squad at some point this season but will almost certainly never turn out for the first team.

  77. 1432: 

    One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is following up his appearance in a charity match at the Keepmoat Stadium last season by signing as a non-contract player to Doncaster Rovers Football Club.

    Tomlinson has been given a squad number but is unlikely to appear for the club in a first team match but is set to play for the club's development squad at some point.

  78. 1440:  
    Ben Smith, BBC SportFOOTBALL

    BBC Sport football reporter Ben Smith answers your questions:

    Skins: Why do Real Madrid seem to be able to do whatever they want?

    Skins, it is a good question. The answer is money, of course. And they have a lot of it. Commercially, there are a superpower not just in football terms. They claw in so much money from TV deals, sponsorship deals and merchandise (they sell more shirts worldwide than any other club - 1.2m to 1.5m a season) all over the world that they can afford to spend £85m on one player when other clubs simply cannot. Real also have huge support from local and regional government. In 2001 they sold their training ground to Madrid City Council for around £200m. And were given land to build a new one at a fraction of the cost. So even in the era of Financial Fair Play, they remain an incredible force when it comes to money and that allows them to break transfer records time and time again.

  79. 1448: 

    Doncaster Rovers have just announced the signing of One Direction boyband member Louis Tomlinson, what other weird and quirky transfer stories can you remember?

    GET INVOLVED via the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  80. 1456: 
    Ruta Meilutyte

    Ruta Meilutyte is 16 years-old and cannot walk down the streets of Lithuania without being mobbed.

    Last summer she won the country's first Olympic swimming gold and became the nation's biggest female sports star.

    That hype could now reach dizzying new heights after she secured the world 100m breaststroke title and a world record in Barcelona this week.

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope profiles swimming sensation Ruta Meilutyte who lives and trains in England.

  81. 1504: 

    Dreams sometimes come true. Newport County and their chairman Les Scadding are living proof of that.

    Four years after the former tanker driver scooped £45m on the EuroMillions lottery, and over two decades after the old club were liquidated with debts of £330,000, Newport County AFC will this weekend return to the Football League against Accrington Stanley.

    In terms of a 'triumph over adversity' story, this one takes some beating.

  82. 1511: 

    We've got some time with 1996 Olympic 100m champion Donovan Bailey later today. Have you got a question for him? Use the hashtag #AskDonovan and get involved and we'll bring you his answers here on Sportsday later this afternoon.

  83. 1519: 

    The Michael Owen-owned Brown Panther wins the Goodwood Cup ahead of Ahzeemah and Altano.

  84. 1525:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraCRICKET - ASHES

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has passed fifty in the third Ashes test at Old Trafford. Batting at number 4 for the first time in the series, he has built a 39-run partnership with Steve Smith, with the tourists 168-3.

    Follow all the action on Test Match Special on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and via the BBC Sport website live text commentary.

  85. 1531: 

    Barcelona will host two football clinics in the Middle East this August. The first will be in the Palestinian Territories on 3 August and the second will be in Israel on 4 August.

    The Spanish champions are due to arrive in Israel on Saturday afternoon, only hours after playing a friendly against Brazilian club Santos at the Camp Nou the night before.

  86. 1534: 

    Wigan Evening Post's Paul Kendrick tweets that Norwich City defender Leon Barnett is having talks with Wigan Athletic and his signing is "imminent".

    The 27-year-old former West Bromwich Albion player spent part of last season on loan at Cardiff City.

  87. 1539: 

    American Morgan Pressel is now a shot clear at the top of the leaderboard at the Women's British Open at St Andrews after a seventh birdie of the day at the 15th takes her to six under par

    Stacy Lewis, Na Yeon Choi, Mi Jeong Jeon, Nicole Castrale are a shot back and England's Liz Young is on four under par.

    Hazel Irvine introduces live coverage of the opening day from the Old Course on BBC2 now.

  88. 1542: 

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he still has money to spend in the remainder of the transfer window but "won't waste it for the sake of bringing a player in".

    Kolo Toure, Simon Mignolet, Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto have all moved to Anfield at an estimated cost of £25m this summer. There is still the scope for further strengthening in addition to reacting to anything that happens with Uruguay international striker Luis Suarez, who is wanted by Arsenal.

    "We're really working hard to bring in the type of profile that can really help us push on," said Rodgers. "We've got money to spend on getting that quality in but if it's not available I won't waste it for the sake of bringing a player in."

  89. 1548:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraCRICKET - ASHES

    Australia are 180-3 in the third Ashes test at Old Trafford, with captain Michael Clarke on 55 and Steven Smith on 20. The tourists lost one wicket in the afternoon session, opener Chris Rogers being trapped lbw by Graeme Swann for 84. Clarke and Smith's partnership is 51.

    Follow all the action on Test Match Special on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and via the BBC Sport website live text commentary.

  90. 1547: 

    Newcastle United's 21-year-old midfielder Michael Richardson joins League Two Accrington Stanley on loan for a month. Richardson has yet to make his senior debut for the Magpies but has had loan spells at Gillingham and Leyton Orient.

  91. 1552: 

    Lionel Messi and new signing Neymar are expected to be among the players who will lead football clinics with local children when Barcelona's squad visit Israel and the West Bank this weekend on a two-day "Peace Tour.''

    The Spanish champions are due to arrive in Israel on Saturday afternoon, only hours after playing a friendly against Brazilian club Santos at the Nou Camp.

  92. 1600: 
    Louis Tomlinson

    One Direction star Louis Tomlinson on signing for Doncaster Rovers: "This has always been a childhood dream for me. I feel very honoured to have been asked to sign for Rovers and being able to help both the club and the amazing charity Bluebell Wood is what it's all about."

    He added: "I worked on the burger stand at half-time and it was absolute chaos."

    Doncaster manager Paul Dickov said: "To have Louis on board and to raise the profile of the club will be absolutely fantastic," before adding that he would be training with the squad at some point in September.

  93. 1608: 

    Former England and Stoke striker Michael Owen describes the tension involved in being a racehorse owner after seeing Brown Panther win the Goodwood Cup: "With football you always feel you're in some sort of control.

    "You and your team-mates are in control, but this racing game is so tough on the nerves - you're powerless. You send your jockey out to ride and you hope your trainer has got him spot-on. I was a little bit excited."

  94. 1613: 

    Cal Crutchlow signs a two-year deal to ride in MotoGP for the factory Ducati team in 2014 and 2015.

    The deal, to be announced on Friday, will see the British rider in a factory team for the first time in MotoGP.

    The 27-year-old, who has taken four podiums with his Tech 3 team this year, had initially wanted to stay with Yamaha but wanted assurances of a factory ride, which were not given.

    Crutchlow will replace 2006 world champion Nicky Hayden at Ducati.

  95. 1613: 

    Hearts are issued with a player registration embargo until 1 February as punishment for going into administration, the Scottish Football Association announces.

  96. 1618: 

    Name the four players since 2000 to have scored an Ashes double hundred?

    Answers to Today's #QSTeaser from @QofS_Official Paul Collingwood, Alastair Cook, Justin Langer & Kevin Pietersen

  97. 1623: 

    Former West Bromwich Albion and Wales midfielder Jason Koumas, 33, rejoins Tranmere Rovers on a one-year contract subject to Football League and Football Association clearance, the League One club announces.

  98. 1627:  
    Juliette Ferrington, BBC Radio 5 liveFOOTBALL

    Bolton manager Dougie Freedman says he's devastated for Stuart Holden and he'll have surgery next week on the ACL injury in his right knee.

    Bolton medical staff will fly out to assist with the operation and the player will spend at least six weeks in the United States recovering under the care of the US national team doctor before heading back to Bolton.

  99. 1630: 

    Hearts are issued with a new registration embargo for going into administration.

    A Scottish FA judicial panel has imposed a ban on signing new players aged 21 and over until 1 February. The club cannot sign any player at the moment due to an automatic registration embargo which kicked in when they entered administration.

    Trevor Birch, of Hearts' administrator BDO, attended Thursday's hearing and the club admitted the rule breach.

  100. 1632: 
    New Wigan signing Leon Barnett

    Wigan Athletic announce the arrival of Norwich City defender Leon Barnett on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee, the Championship club's ninth signing of the summer.

    "He has shown his qualities in the Premier League on numerous occasions and has the experience of being successful in a division as tough as the Championship, winning promotion on three separate occasions," said Wigan manager Owen Coyle.

  101. 1636: 
    Lewis Hamilton and Ross Brawn

    Lewis Hamilton has not yet reached his ultimate potential with Mercedes, according to team boss Ross Brawn.

    Hamilton dominated the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, and has taken three pole positions in the last three races.

    But Brawn said he was still adapting to his new team.

    "When a driver of Lewis's calibre joins a team, there is massive expectation but every driver takes a little time to settle in, to understand the nuances," Brawn said.

  102. 1644: 

    Former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker: A lot of dosh for a 28 year old who is not one of the world's elite strikers, but Soldado will score goals! And more if Bale stays."

  103. 1649: 

    Blackburn Rovers secure the services of defender Tommy Spurr.

    The 25-year-old arrives at Ewood Park on a free transfer from Doncaster Rovers, signing a two-year deal.

    Manager Gary Bowyer told the club's website: "First and foremost, we are delighted that Tommy has agreed to join us, as there were several clubs chasing his signature.

    "We have done our homework. He is a good lad and he will add extra height and energy to our back line."

    Bowyer has also further bolstered his midfield options with the addition of Hull City youngster Tom Cairney.

    The 22-year-old joins Rovers on a six-month loan deal running until January 2014.

  104. 1651: 

    Scotland's former champion Catriona Matthew birdies the last two holes to finish four under par after the first round of the Women's British Open at St Andrews, two behind leader Morgan Pressel of the United States.

    Hazel Irvine introduces live coverage of the opening day from the Old Course on BBC2 now.

  105. 1653: 

    St Johnstone are minutes away from kick-off in their Europa League third qualifying round tie with FC Minsk in Belarus.

    The first leg takes places in the city of Grodno, 140 miles west of the former Soviet state's capital, while Minsk's Dinamo Stadium is redeveloped.

    Few fans of either side are expected to be in attendance for the match. Visa issues and travel costs have made it next to impossible for Saints fans to get out there. There is live coverage from BBC Scotland's Sportsound team while there is text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  106. 1700: 

    German club Wolfsburg sign 18-year-old Belgium youth international midfielder Junior Malanda from Belgian Pro League side Zulte Waregem.

  107. 1714: 
    Liverpool defender Jack Robinson

    Liverpool's 19-year-old defender Jack Robinson joins Championship side Blackpool on a season-long loan.

    England Under-21 international Robinson is set to make his debut in Saturday's opening game of the season at Doncaster Rovers. As part of the agreement, Liverpool will retain the option to recall the player after 28 days.

    Robinson has made nine senior starts for Liverpool.

  108. 1720: 

    Burnley midfielder Marvin Bartley, 27, joins League One Leyton Orient on a 28-day loan with a view to an extension.

  109. 1726: 

    Bristol Academy sign Spain midfielder Keka for the remainder of the 2013 Women's Super League season, subject to international clearance.

    The 32-year-old, formally known as Cristina Vega, links up with fellow Spaniards Laura Del Rio and Natalia, with whom she played at Rayo Vallecano.

    Keka has won the Spanish title on three occasions and competed in the Champions League.

  110. 1737: 

    Rikke Pedersen of Denmark sets a world record in the women's 200m breaststroke in her semi-final at the World Championships in Barcelona.

  111. 1743:  
    Michael Vaughan, BBC Test Match Special

    "The shirts are off from the Fanatics, and everyone stands within the ground. A brilliant innings from Michael Clarke. When he went to bed last night as a captain, he would have been desperate to win the toss. Then he would have wanted to get a hundred, to lead from the front. This is extra special."

    Michael Clarke reaches his century as Australia move to 263-3 on the first day of the third Test against England at Old Trafford.

  112. 1746: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the World Championships in Barcelona: "Can Great Britain finally end their hunt for a World Championship medal in the pool tonight?

    "Georgia Davies and Lauren Quigley go for GB in the 50m backstroke 'splash and dash' but the men's 200m breastroke semi-finals will also be of huge interest. Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson admitted he had a awful heat swim and only just made the semi's, but team-mate Andrew Willis looked in fine-form.

    "Chris Walker-Hebborn and Craig McNally both contest the 200m backstroke semi's as well. We aren't a 'panic stations' just yet after winning no medal in Barcelona but the next couple of days will be key."

  113. 1802: 
    SPORTSDAY Q and A with Donovan Bailey
    Donovan Bailey

    Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Donovan Bailey answers your questions:

    Marty Perkins: Following the positive tests from Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay, did you ever have doubts about any of your competitors when you were racing?

    @donovanbailey: "I didn't have concerns about other guys using drugs because I beat all of them. It didn't matter to me. There were people using. Even one of my world titles where I got second, there were guys that were dirty then but it was never a concern for me.

    "The greatest victory in the world is beating people that are dirty, that are cheating because it leaves them wondering."

  114. 1805: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the World Championships in Barcelona: "What a comeback for Australia's James Magnussen who wins 100m freestyle gold in 47.71 secs ahead of US rivals James Feigen (47.82) and Nathan Adrian (47.84).

    "He was the favourite for Olympic gold for last year's Games but finished with silver and in the now infamous de-brief into sport's failings at London 2012 it was revealed he had taken sedative Stilnox during a team-bonding session."

  115. 1807: 
    SPORTSDAY Q and A with Donovan Bailey

    Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Donovan Bailey answers your questions:

    David Emm: Did you ever train for or consider events outside of straight sprinting? What were your best field events?

    @donovanbailey: "In high school I was a long and triple-jumper as well. I never trained but you have six kicks at it and it was just warming up. The first three you'd just go through the pit to warm up and then you'd try to win it.

    "That was just my lazy man's way of doing things at school. I played basketball, cricket, football and volleyball. I was a gym rat. Now I play golf."

  116. 1813: 

    Hibernian sign former Kilmarnock defender Michael Nelson. The 33-year-old centre-back has agreed a two-year deal after the Scottish side agreed a nominal fee with Bradford.

  117. 1821: 
    SPORTSDAY Q and A with Donovan Bailey
    Donovan Bailey

    Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Donovan Bailey answers your questions:

    Rob Edwards: With the training and technology now do you think you could be as fast as Usain Bolt?

    @donovanbailey: "One of the great things about being the fastest man in the world in my era is that no-one could beat me in my era.

    "If someone gave me advanced technology and new training techniques, how fast can I go? I think I would be just as great as I was then. I don't think anyone could beat me at my best but that was in the 1990s, I was the sprinter of the decade."

  118. 1825: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the World Championships in Barcelona: "Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson drops two seconds from his self-confessed "terrible" heat swim this morning but he can still drop another couple based on his performance at last month's trials.

    "It's the first time he's been beaten in an international race by his team-mate Andrew Willis though."

  119. 1827: 
    SPORTSDAY Q and A with Donovan Bailey

    Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Donovan Bailey answers your questions:

    Jonny Tyers: Do you think Usain Bolt is capable of achieving his ambition of running under 19secs in the 200m? Is it even humanly possible?

    @donovanbailey: "I was probably the first person that said he could go sub 19 seconds. He has raw speed. For real sprinters the 200m has always been like the consolation prize like 'I need another medal, get me another medal'.

    "No-one ever goes to win the 200m unless you can't win in the 100m or the 400m in Michael's case. At some point he can go sub 19 seconds. It will be tough but he can do that."

  120. 1831: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the World Championships in Barcelona: "Michael Jamieson's body language doesn't instil a great deal of confidence at the moment as he is clearly unhappy with how his tendon injury has hampered his preparations.

    "However, the Scottish swimmer has proved time and time again that he performs at his best when he is angry.

    "He was certainly that this morning after a poor heat swim and wasn't happy at all about being beaten by team-mate Andrew Willis there - so expect a few fireworks in Friday's final."

  121. 1836: 
    SPORTSDAY Q and A with Donovan Bailey
    Donovan Bailey

    Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Donovan Bailey answers your questions:

    Darren Ewen: Do you think Usain bolt will win gold in both the 100m and 200m at the world championships in Moscow?

    @donovanbailey: "He's just rounding into shape right now. At the Anniversary Games it looked like he was race rusty like he said he was. He was more ready to run the 200m there and he doesn't really have any competition in the 100m.

    "There are a couple of young guys but I think they're all intimidated by him anyway so I definitely think he will win both."

  122. 1840: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Hope at the World Championships in Barcelona: "So, another day and session with no swimming medals for Great Britain.

    "Georgia Davies, who finishes sixth in the 50m backstroke final, equals her personal best with 27.96 and you can't ask for much more than that. Lauren Quigley is last in the 50m final."

  123. 1843: 
    SPORTSDAY Q and A with Donovan Bailey

    Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Donovan Bailey answers your questions:

    Jason Pritchard: What do you think about Mo Farah and Usain Bolt running against each other as you did something similar with Michael Johnson?

    @donovanbailey: "Michael and I never had a rivalry because I never lost to him. You only have rivals with people that can beat you or have a chance. It was a media build-up, economic thing. The 150m was a made up thing and it was a great thing for track and field and it was the biggest audience outside the Olympic games and I felt like I was in a boxing competition.

    "With Mo and Usain you've got two likeable guys, track and field superstars and it's good for athletics because it keeps positive track and field news in the forefront.

    "I think Bolt will win. Mo is a really good kid but all Usain has to do is stay beside him and wait because one of his strides is about four of Mo's."

  124. 1850: 

    Australia close day one of the third Test against England at Old Trafford on 303-3, skipper Michael Clarke is unbeaten on 125.

  125. 1851:  
    Geoffrey Boycott, BBC Test Match SpecialCRICKET

    "Michael Clarke played beautifully, everyone knows he's one of the best players in the world and today he finally batted like one of the best players in the world.

    "He struck the ball cleanly, precisely, and used his feet to the spinners well. Tim Bresnan bowled some corkers but didn't get any reward for it. Steve Smith is usually an attacking batsman, but he's played patiently and they're sitting pretty at the end of the day."

  126. 1854: 

    Thor Hushovd claims his second win of the Tour of Poland as Jon Izaguirre earns a time bonus which propelled him into the leader's jersey.

    Norway's Hushovd (BMC Racing) won a sprint finish ahead of Matthieu Ladagnous (FDJ) and Daniele Ratto (Canondale) to claim the 160.5-kilometre stage five from Nowy Targ to Zakopane.

    Sir Bradley Wiggins, who is riding the race as part of his recovery from a knee injury, sits 51st.

  127. 1858: 

    St Johnstone are in a great position to reach the Europa League play-off round after Steven MacLean scores the only goal on 69 minutes to earn a 1-0 away win in Belarus against Minsk.

  128. 1904: 

    England bowler Stuart Broad: "Tough day. Depending on how you view some decisions the Aussies could have been 300-1 or 300-6! That's how cricket goes."

  129. 1909: 
    Jurgen Klopp

    Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp insists he does not need to be concerned despite striker Robert Lewandowski accusing club bosses of failing to keep their word by blocking a move to Bayern Munich.

    "For me what he does is a thousand times more important than what he says because what he does needs no interpretation," Klopp said.

    "Whatever is left to be discussed will be discussed internally. The idea is to close this subject. Everything is in order. Nothing has changed since yesterday or the day before yesterday. I am convinced we will clear up everything in the coming days."

  130. 1912: 

    You can follow all of the action from tonight's Europa League, including Swansea v Malmo, with the live text commentary on our football page.

  131. 1915: 

    Imminent Tottenham signing Roberto Soldado is hoping the club can keep hold of Real Madrid target Gareth Bale.

    He told AS: "Bale is a great footballer and you can see the effort Tottenham are making to prevent him from leaving. Of course I want him to stay."

  132. 1918: 
    Q and A with Donovan Bailey
    Donovan Bailey

    Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Donovan Bailey answers your questions:

    Question from Matt Lay: How did you stay focused in the final of the Olympics after three false starts?

    @donovanbailey: Ultimately I was focused on what I had to get done. The three false starts took the wind out of the time my coach thought I'd run. My coach thought I would be about 9.71 and 9.73 so it took the sail out but I was there to win regardless of the time that I ran.

    "It was still going to be my day regardless of the events. There was a bombing the night before and the false starts, my focus was etched in stone and there was no way I was going to let it slip.

    "I was ranked number one and it was for me to lose and there was no chance of that happening, even with the terrible start that I had."

  133. 1921: 
    Tim Bresnan

    England bowler Tim Bresnan admits patience will be key as his side attempt to break down Australia's new-found resilience at Old Trafford tomorrow.

    Bresnan said: "It's always tough when the wicket plays like that and the sun's out but the Aussies played really well today. As soon as the ball got a bit old, got softer, it stopped swinging then the sun came out.

    "You've got to be very patient and keep plugging away, we've gone past the edge a few times. That's just how the game goes, tomorrow morning we could go past the edge a couple of times and they might nick it."

  134. 1925: 
    Christian Tello

    Barcelona forward Christian Tello has signed a new contract to keep him at the Nou Camp until 2018. The 21-year-old's new deal includes a £21.8m release clause.

  135. 1927: 

    You can see live pictures from the Swimming World Championships in Barcelona on our website.

  136. 1932: 

    The Russian Grand Prix is the latest race to face the threat of missing out on a place on the 2014 calendar.

    Earlier this week promoters of the Indian Grand Prix confirmed they would skip next season in order to fulfil Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone's plans for them to take up an early slot in 2015.

    Now Russia is facing problems after missing a July 31 deadline to submit its application to the FIA to stage its debut event next year but given the determination of Ecclestone and Russian president Vladimir Putin to stage a race in the latter's country, the problem is likely to be swiftly resolved.

  137. 1936: 
    Morgan Pressel

    Morgan Pressel is still on her own at six under at the top of the leaderboard at the Women's British Open at St Andrews.

    Eight players, including Swede Camilla Lennarth and South Korean Eun-Hi Jee, who are still out on the course, are within a shot of the American.

  138. 1938: 

    James Ward-Prowse does not believe academy graduates like Gareth Bale would have left Southampton as it is today.

    "We see the pathway that the chairman has put in place for us," the 18-year-old midfielder said. "We know there is a chance for us to play in the first team - it is up to us to go and grab the opportunity.

  139. 1940: 
    Q and A with Donovan Bailey

    Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Donovan Bailey answers your questions:

    Question from Ekan: How widespread do you think drugs use is in Athletics? do you think a lot of people are just a step ahead of the authorities?

    @donovanbailey: "I don't think it's widespread. There will always be people that use drugs because there's money involved. There will always be a cat and mouse game but the IAAF seem to be doing a great job in trying to catch all the cheaters."

  140. 1940: 

    And that is it for another day on Sportsday Live. Join us again from 08:00 tomorrow morning for all the football transfers, Gareth Bale and Cesc Fabregas latest, Ashes, Football League build-up and the Women's British Open.

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