Flintoff's Ashes Roadshow, Luis Suarez & Andy Murray

Andrew Flintoff and Mark Chapman present a live Ashes Roadshow ahead of the fourth Test between England and Australia.

7 August 2013 Last updated at 21:08

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  1. 2107: 

    It is also the end of Wednesday's Sportsday Live. We will be back from 0800 BST on Thursday to bring all the build-up ahead of the fourth Test, plus all the latest football transfers. See ya!

  2. 2104: 

    And that's it from Flintoff's Ashes Roadshow live from Durham ahead of Friday's fourth Test between England and Australia.

    Andrew Flintoff and Mark Chapman will present another show ahead of the fifth and final Test at the Oval later this month.

  3. 2101: 

    On Australia's team selection for the fourth Test: "I can't see Australia freshening things up unless they think this pitch will not take spin and leave out Nathan Lyon."

  4. 2058: 

    On Durham bowler Graeme Onions's chance of starting the fourth Test on his home ground: "I don't think he will get the chance. I can't see England dropping Tim Bresnan."

  5. 2055: 

    On the famous two-run win over Australia in the second Test of the 2005 Ashes series at Edgbaston: "It was a bit of a novelty when I was on the boundary and all the fans were cheering because we had a 110-run lead. Then it went down to 20 and then 15.

    "Simon Jones dropped a catch - you always know you will get a chance - and we all thought that was game over. I was in the last chance saloon with two runs left but got Michael Kasprowicz on strike so I thought I've got to give it him. And it worked."

  6. 2047: 

    On England's tactics to the Australia's batsmen in the 2005 Ashes series: "We went at them and we had an aggressive plan. We all thought we had the artillery to put them on the back foot. We just had to have the belief in own ability with the bat. When we got that we became the complete force. But it was unfortunate Ricky Ponting got cut by my bouncer - we stepped over the line."

  7. 2037: 

    BBC Newcastle's cricket reporter Martin Emmerson: "This is a great opportunity for Durham to prove on the big time Test stage what they can do - and I think they will do a great job. The club deserves it. Ashes fever is gripping the area because it is probably biggest sporting event to have taken place in north-east. There has never been anything on this scale over five days."

  8. 2032: 

    On the domestic scene, Hampshire set Lancashire a massive 203 to win their FLt20 quarter-final at the Rose Bowl.

    Opener Michael Carberry is the Hampshire star with a magnificent 100 not out from 66 balls - his maiden T20 hundred, brought up with a scampered two from the final ball of the innings.

  9. 2025: 

    On Durham's emergence as a Test-hosting county: "When I arrived up here as Durham University's cricket coach, there were distant ambitions for the new stadium and the hosting of England Test matches, but it seemed almost unbelievable. The ambition of the club to get to the brink of an Ashes Test is fantastic."

  10. 2020: 

    Attention has turned away from the cricket to stories of ghosts lurking around Lumley Castle in Chester-Le-Street, where Flintoff's Roadshow is being held. Local legend says the 700-year-old hotel is haunted and famously led to reports Australia all-rounder Shane Watson slept on Brett Lee's floor in 2005 because he was spooked by the tales!


    Sabrina: Keep DRS. Change the umpires who use it. Simples.

  12. 2000: 

    On Australia's prospects for the rest of the series: "After Lord's they were nowhere. Jimmy Anderson's call of 5-0 was not outrageous at that stage. Now the momentum might have shifted to Australia. They will definitely have a lot more confidence after Old Trafford."

  13. 1957: 

    On the technology problems which have dogged this Ashes series: "It's not so much the technology which is at fault but the people who are using it. Let's get rid of reviews. Let the cricketers play cricket and the umpires umpire."

  14. 1953: 

    Australian cricket writer Malcolm Conn, who has just been introduced to the panel, on the accusations that Kevin Pietersen used silicone tape on his bat: "It's all part of this cunning plan to upset Kevin Pietersen and it's working a treat! It's unfortunate when these suggestions come up but I can't find any evidence to back it up."

  15. 1945: 

    On pictures of Joe Root and Tim Bresnan smoking after England retained the Ashes: "In 2002/03 we went to Australia via Hong Kong and Singapore and when we stopped I just saw lads running into the shop for cigarettes. There were more smokers than non-smokers in that team."

  16. 1941: 

    Former England fast bowler Steve Harmison, ex-Surrey captain Adam Hollioake and ex-England, Lancashire and Durham batsman Graeme Fowler are Andrew Flintoff's guests ahead of the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia.

  17. 1937: 

    The England and Wales Cricket Board ask Australia's Channel 9 for an apology following the accusations of using silicone tape.

  18. 1930:  

    Ahead of the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia, which gets under way on Friday, Andrew Flintoff and Mark Chapman present a live Ashes Roadshow from Durham on BBC Radio 5 live. Coverage is underway on red button, radio and online.


    Great Britain sprinter Adam Gemili: Landed in Moscow feeling very tired but what an amazing place it is on first glance. Next week's races can't come quick enough.

  20. 1909: 

    Andy Murray talking to Sky Sports about his victory against Marcel Granollers: "It was OK. It was tricky because it is extremely windy here and the balls they use on the hard courts are very quick and hard to control. But it was good to come through."

  21. 1904: 

    Andy Murray wins his first match since being crowned Wimbledon champion in straights sets against Spain's Marcel Granollers.

    The Briton claims a 6-4 7-6 (7-2) victory to move into the third round of the Rogers Cup in Canada.

  22. 1852: 

    Liverpool are leading 2-1 against Norwegian side Valerenga at half-time of their latest pre-season friendly.

    The Reds lead through new signings Luis Alberto and Iago Aspas after a first-half which they have dominated for long periods.

  23. 1844: 

    With a third set beckoning at the Rogers Cup in Canada, Andy Murray breaks back against Marcel Granollers to make it 5-4.

    The Spaniard was serving for the set but Murray showed why he is ranked second in the world to finally break his opponent. He can now level the set at 5-5 if he can hold his own serve.

    Follow all the action in the live text commentary on the BBC website.

  24. 1837: 

    Celtic are bidding for a place in the final Champions League qualifying round tonight when they face Swedish side Elfsborg.

    The Scottish champions hold a 1-0 lead from last week's first-leg at Celtic Park.

    The match kicks off in just under 10 minutes and there is live text commentary and video on the BBC Sport website.

  25. 1830: 

    Two-time Olympian Nick Woodbridge and teenager Joe Evans are confirmed in the Great Britain team for the Modern Pentathlon World Championships later this month.

    The pair have proved their fitness and join Sam Weale and Jamie Cooke for the event in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, which begins on August 21.

  26. 1823: 

    After taking the first set, world number two Andy Murray is now trailing 4-1 at the Rogers Cup in Canada.

    Opponent Marcel Granollers breaks in the fourth game of the set before holding his own serve. The Scot is appearing to struggle with the windy conditions in Montreal.

    Follow all the action in the live text commentary on the BBC website.

  27. 1818: 

    Unusual betting patterns on two Shanghai Masters qualifying matches are to be examined by snooker's governing body.

    Scot Ross Muir beat Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon, of Thailand, 5-0, while Egyptian Mohamed Khairy defeated Thai player Passakorn Suwannawat 5-4 at the Doncaster Dome on Monday.

    "We are liaising with the Gambling Commission to establish the available facts about betting on these matches," said a World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association spokesman.

  28. 1810: 

    Great Britain's interest at the World Championships is over after a day of defeats in China.

    England's Chris Adcock and Andy Ellis were the biggest names to be eliminated after they lost in the second round of the men's doubles in Guangzhou.

    For a full round-up of today's action see the BBC Sport website's report.

  29. 1803: 
    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray takes the first set 6-4 against Marcel Granollers in their Rogers Cup second-round match in Montreal.

    Murray broke his opponent twice but Granollers, ranked 36 in the world, broke back before the Scot served out the set.

    Follow all the action in the live text commentary on the BBC website.

  30. 1756: 

    Catalan Dragons chairman Bernard Guasch describes the three-match ban handed to forward Zeb Taia by the Rugby Football League for a shoulder charge as a "scandal".

    The French club intend to appeal after Taia was found guilty of reckless striking St Helens half-back Gareth O'Brien during Saturday's Super League clash between the two sides in Perpignan.

    But Guasch says: "We are not treated like any other club and there are double standards in the decisions of the RFL when it comes to our players or players from other English clubs. Why?"

  31. 1747: 

    It was all going so well for Andy Murray after breaking his opponent to take a 4-1 lead. But too many unforced errors by the Scot lets Marcel Granollers back in as he breaks and then holds his own serve to reduce the deficit to 4-3.

    Follow all the action in the live text commentary on the BBC website.


    After a succession of Decision Review System (DRS) controversies in the ongoing Ashes series, do you think technology is spoiling the spirit of the game? Let us know using #bbcsportsday on Twitter or via text on 81111.

    Sam, Portsmouth, via text: Isn't there a snickometer system being developed to use? The fact hot spot doesn't work well in hot conditions, it has been quoted that the best circumstances would be for a spin bowler in cool conditions for it to work. Surely it should never have been used in the first place due to reliability issues. Bring in snicko and keep hawkeye I say.

  33. 1734: 

    Neymar scores his first Barcelona goal as the Spanish champions hammer a Thailand XI in a 7-1 friendly win in Bangkok.

    The Brazilian, who signed from Santos for £49m in June, opened the scoring in the 11th minute after starting in a front three alongside Lionel Messi and Spain forward Pedro. Pedro netted a hat-trick, with Messi grabbing two and Alexis Sanchez scoring the other.

  34. 1727: 

    Andy Murray is wasting no time in Canada - breaking Marcel Granollers in just the third game to take a 2-1 lead in his first match since winning at Wimbledon.

    You can follow all the action as it happens in our live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  35. 1720: 

    Blackpool's Tom Ince is charged by the Football Association in relation to an on-field incident during his team's League Cup defeat by Preston.

    "It is alleged that Ince made an offensive and/or insulting and/or abusive gesture towards a match official in the 24th minute of his side's Capital One Cup match at Preston North End on Monday," says the FA.

    The incident was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. England Under-21 international Ince has until 1800 BST on Thursday to respond to the charge.

  36. 1714: 

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is back on court for the first time since he became Britain's first men's singles champion at SW19 in 77 years.

    The Scot is playing Spain's Marcel Granollers in the Rogers Cup in Canada and you can follow his progress with our live text commentary.


    Mark Adamson: Why not swap hotspot for snicko? seems to provide more correct decisions more often than not.

  38. 1700: 

    Marseille agree to sign Tunisia international Saber Khlifa from Evian subject to a medical.

    Last season's French league runner-up says it has agreed a deal in principle for Khlifa and the striker will undergo a medical "at the end of the week."

    The 26-year-old Khlifa made 83 appearances in two seasons at Evian and scored 25 goals, including a stunning strike from inside his own half against Nice last campaign. Several clubs were interested in Khlifa but he opted for Marseille and Champions League football.

  39. 1655: 
    BBC coverage

    Ahead of the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia, which gets under way on Friday, Andrew Flintoff and Mark Chapman present a live Ashes Roadshow from Durham on BBC Radio 5 live. Coverage begins at 1930 BST on radio and online.

  40. 1650: 
    ON THIS DAY - 2005

    England won the second Test against Australia by two runs to square the Ashes series at 1-1. They went on to win the series.

  41. 1645: 

    Coventry City sign former Reading striker Mathieu Manset despite still being under a transfer embargo.

    The Sky Blues, who have been in administration since March, are able to sign the Frenchman because the Football League allows clubs under an embargo to bring in a player if another has left.

    But, this player must be paid a maximum of 75% of the departed player's wages, which in this case is Cody McDonald.

  42. 1641: 

    Britain's last Olympic fencing medalist and former epee world champion Henry "Bill" Hoskyns has died aged 82.

    London-born Hoskyns - who grew up at the family home on his father's estate in North Perrott, Somerset - competed at all six Olympic Games from 1956 to 1976, across three disciplines, claiming silver in the men's team epee in Rome and individual silver in Tokyo, which remains the last medal won by a Great Britain fencer.

  43. 1636: 

    Casey Stoner reiterates he has no intention of returning to MotoGP in the wake of completing a two-day test with Honda.

    Double world champion Stoner quit the sport at the end of last year, claiming he was disillusioned and no longer enjoyed competing. However, he recently agreed to assist Honda with a development programme regarding the evolution of this year's bike and a new production model to be sold to selected MotoGP teams for next year.

    Stoner says: "It felt really good to get back on the bike after nine months and I'm happy with how the test went, but it doesn't change my mind about the wild cards - this is not something I am planning to do."

  44. 1632: 

    Real Madrid have held a new round of talks with Tottenham over Gareth Bale as they close in on a deal for the Wales international, reports the Metro.

    Madrid have already put a world-record £85m offer on the table for Bale, but Spurs are holding out for a fee in the region of £100m.

    The 24-year-old has reportedly made it clear to Spurs that he wants out of White Hart Lane this summer, and his expected departure is edging ever closer.


    Sumeer Aggarwal: Main two issues with DRS are relying on original umpires' decision + using technology that isnt 100% in the incorrect way

    After a succession of Decision Review System (DRS) controversies in the ongoing Ashes series, do you think technology is spoiling the spirit of the game? Let us know using #bbcsportsday on Twitter or via text on 81111.

  46. 1619: 

    Hampshire and Lancashire go head-to-head on Wednesday evening (19:10 BST) in the third of the FLt20 quarter-finals, looking to join Surrey and Northants at finals day.

    Reigning champions Hampshire go into the match as hot favourites after losing only one game in topping the South group to secure home advantage. They have also been the stand-out team in domestic Twenty20 cricket in recent years, having won the title in two of the past three seasons.

    Lancashire, semi-finalists two summers ago, will be looking for big performances from overseas players Simon Katich and Mitchell McClenaghan if they are to secure a place at Edgbaston.

    Commentary on the game is available via BBC Radio Solent

  47. 1615: 

    BBC Points West's Alistair Durden: Albert Adomah's move from Bristol City to Middlesbrough is to be completed tomorrow. As reported, he's signed a three-year deal at the club. Paperwork hasn't gone to Football League yet.

  48. 1613: 
    Gary O'Neil

    Queens Park Rangers complete the signing of former West Ham midfielder Gary O'Neil.

    The 30-year-old signs a one year contract at Loftus Road.

    QPR boss Harry Redknapp says: "Gary's a good player and a good pro. He was offered a new deal at West Ham but he decided he fancied coming here because he feels maybe he'll get more game time at QPR."

  49. 1608: 

    England's Toby Penty is beaten in the second round of the BWF World Championships in China.

    Penty was beaten 21-14 21-11 by Marc Zwiebler of Germany.

    Sarah Walker also lost her second-round match, losing 21-8 21-11 to Sung Ji-hyun of South Korea.

  50. 1559: 
    BBC coverage

    Coming up at 1900 BST on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra - coverage of the Women's Super League Continental Cup semi-final, which sees Liverpool take on Lincoln.

  51. 1555: 

    A source at Bournemouth confirms a verbal approach for Wes Thomas from Swindon, but says Swindon's valuation of the player is "well short", BBC Radio Solent reports.

  52. 1549: 

    Millwall winger Martyn Woolford backs new manager Steve Lomas to succeed at The Den.

    The Lions picked up their first competitive win since Lomas took over as they beat AFC Wimbledon 2-1 in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

    He tells BBC London 94.9: "It's good for him to get his first result. We see him day in, day out and I have no doubt he will do well."

  53. 1542: 

    London Broncos backs Luke Dorn and Michael Robertson will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery.

    Full-back Dorn, who is out of contract at the end of the year, suffered a hip injury in last week's Super League clash against Leeds and may now have played his final game for the club.

    Winger Robertson missed the 30-18 defeat by the Rhinos with an elbow injury. To compound the problems forward Scott Wheeldon faces a spell on the sidelines with a torn calf.


    LemLemLem: DRS has highlighted how poor the level of umpiring is. The issues are down to the third umpire trying to protect the on field.

    Valerie Block: The DRS controversies in the ongoing #Ashes series proves why tech will always be contrary to the traditional spirit of sport.

    Simon Aindow: Wonder how much DRS costs the ICC? Monitors, cameras, office. A one-off £50k per test ground? Say £2m then. And running costs.

    After a succession of Decision Review System (DRS) controversies in the ongoing Ashes series, do you think technology is spoiling the spirit of the game? Let us know using #bbcsportsday on Twitter or via text on 81111.

  55. 1537: 

    Vitesse Arnhem sign teenage midfielder Cristian Cuevas from Chelsea on a one-year loan deal, subject to a work permit.

    The 18-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge last month from Rancagua in his homeland, but has immediately been loaned out to the Eredivisie club to gain first-team experience.

    Cuevas was a member of Chile's side at the recent Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, helping them reach the quarter-final stage.

  56. 1532: 

    Force India team principal Vijay Mallya has promised to help Paul Di Resta get on top of the tyre woes that have turned his season on its head.

    Since Pirelli was forced to alter the construction of its tyres following a series of blowouts at the British Grand Prix, Force India has suffered - with neither driver picking up a point.

    "The tyres have played an important part in determining performance the whole season," Mallya says.

  57. 1524: 

    Neymar scores his first goal in a Barcelona shirt, helping his new team beat Thailand 7-1 in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday

    The Brazil striker scored the team's opening goal in the 11th minute at Rajamangala National Stadium. Lionel Messi added two goals, Pedro Rodriguez scored a hat trick and Alexis Sanchez also scored.

    Barcelona will next fly to Malaysia on Thursday to play a friendly in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. The Spanish league starts the following weekend.

  58. 1517: 

    Great Britain hockey players Kate Walsh and George Pinner were at BBC Sport HQ earlier answering your questions. Here is the next one put to them:

    How do you increase the profile of hockey to the masses and the media? There is a great legacy from the Olympics but is there anything else? (Staines Hockey Colts)

    Kate: England Hockey has bid for the 2018 World Cup as they are very keen to host more tournaments in this country. If we get those tournaments, it will give people a chance to come and watch the sport. When they see it with their own eyes, they see it is so fast, and a completely different game from the one they played at school.

  59. 1511: 
    Paul Lambert

    Greg Chappell (cricket) - former Australia Test captain, born 1948.

    Eamonn Darcy (golf) - played in four Ryder Cups, born 1952.

    Walter Swinburn (racing) - top flat jockey, born 1961.

    Paul Lambert (football) - former Celtic and Scotland midfielder, now manager of Aston Villa, born 1969.

    Dominic Cork (cricket) - former Derbyshire, Lancashire, Hampshire and England all-rounder, born 1971.

    Kevin Muscat (football) - former Australia, Crystal Palace, Wolves, Rangers and Millwall defender, born 1973.


    Manuel Fajardo: The only part of the DRS system that seems lacking is Hot Spot. Just agree not to use Hot Spot until it has improved. Simple.

    Swiss Owl: If the technology is broken fix it, don't discard it. Going back to just two umpires would be foolish, too much human error.

    After a succession of Decision Review System (DRS) controversies in the ongoing Ashes series, do you think technology is spoiling the spirit of the game? Let us know using #bbcsportsday on Twitter or via text on 81111.

  61. 1456: 

    A Macclesfield fan became the club's first 'Pay to Play' guest in the club's friendly against Stoke City on Saturday.

    James Gorfin, 40, paid £10,000 to do what most football fans dream of - spending a week as a member of the team's squad, being put through sprint drills, shooting practice, short-sided matches, before making a substitute appearance against the Potters.

    "I think everyone reckons they could do better when they're watching a game," he tells the Macclesfield Express. "You think you'd have loads of time on the ball but it's not as easy as that. It's pretty mental how quick the game is, and I did get smashed by one of the Stoke lads when I got one of my passes away."

    In June, Macclesfield told BBC Radio Manchester they hoped to raise £20,000 by offering one person the chance to play for the club in a Conference Premier or cup fixture, before abandoning that idea soon after.

  62. 1453: 

    Newcastle Falcons scrum-half Rory Lawson announces his retirement with immediate effect because of a wrist injury.

    Lawson, 32, won 31 caps for Scotland and skippered the side on five occasions. He played an integral part in Newcastle's successful Championship campaign last term, helping the Falcons to secure a return to the Premiership.

    "I am absolutely devastated that an injury has forced me to retire from the game that has been my life for the past decade," he tells Newcastle's official website.

  63. 1444: 

    Great Britain hockey players Kate Walsh and George Pinner were at BBC Sport HQ earlier answering your questions. We'll be putting their responses into Sportsday throughout the remainder of the day:

    Were you surprised that the IOC considered dropping hockey from the lists of sports from the 2020 Olympic Games? (Wayne)

    Kate: We got down to the last three sports (wrestling, hockey and modern pentathlon, with wrestling eventually being dropped) and I was surprised by that on a number of levels. The television viewing figures are high, and it is a sport that is not limited just to the western countries, but played around the world by both men and women.

    George: You only have to look at the attendances for hockey during the 2012 Olympics - every seat was taken. The Olympics is the pinnacle of our sport and the sport needs the Olympics. But we also feel the sport is very good for the Olympics.

  64. 1436: 
    Boras Arena

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon will not risk settling for a draw when his side take on Elfsborg on Wednesday night, looking to secure their place in the Champions League play-off round.

    The Scottish Premier League side hold a 1-0 lead heading into the second-leg tie and are favourites to progress.

    But Lennon is preparing for a tough night on the artificial grass at the Boras Arena, saying: "I think we might need to score to get through. We don't have to win, a draw will suffice but we are coming here to win the tie."

    Watch the game live on BBC Two Scotland and online; listen on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW, on DAB digital and online and follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  65. 1436: 

    Super League champions Leeds Rhinos name 17-year-old loose forward Elliott Minchella in their 19-man squad for Friday's trip to Salford.

    Minchella could make his debut as Rhinos boss Brian McDermott shuffles his squad with back rower Brett Delaney and centre Joel Moon both missing through injury.


    Ross Steele: Fellaini would be a quality signing for Manchester United but I'm not convinced he'd turn them into Champions League contenders.

    Martin Hutchinson: Fellaini is a more realistic target for Man Utd and has destroyed us in previous years, money left over to get Baines too!

    Laurence Nutt: I would rather have Fellaini than Fabregas at United. Feel he offers more to the team and his height is a bonus that Cesc doesn't have.

  67. 1427: 

    The International Cricket Council dismisses reports linking it to any investigation into alleged attempts by any player to "cheat" the effectiveness of Hot Spot technology during the current Ashes series between England and Australia.

    Reports in Australia suggested players from both England and Australia could be investigated in relation to claims some batsmen may have used special tape on their bats to prevent the detection of edges. An Australian television station alleged ICC general manager Geoff Allardice was flying to Durham, the venue of the fourth Ashes Test, to investigate the matter.

    However, David Richardson, the ICC chief executive, says: "These media reports are totally incorrect. Geoff Allardice is meeting with both teams and umpires to see how we can best use the DRS and the available technology going forward in the next two Test matches. It has nothing to do with any players."

  68. 1423: 

    Nine trainers will not face any disciplinary action after a product containing a banned anabolic steroid was given to 43 horses.

    The announcement follows a British Horseracing Authority (BHA) investigation into the use of Sungate, a treatment used on a horse's joints.

    Nine trainers were found to have acted on the advice of vets, says the BHA.

    But charges will be brought against Gerard Butler, who has admitted giving the product to horses himself.

  69. 1417: 

    Earlier we asked the following Question of Sport Teaser: Which eight teams have appeared in the League Cup final at least five times?

    The answers are: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest and Tottenham.

  70. 1414: 

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez insists he has not received any recent bids for England left-back Leighton Baines or Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

    The Toffees rejected a £12m bid for Baines earlier this summer, while reports suggest United manager David Moyes has contacted Martinez over a deal for Fellaini.

    However, Martinez tells Everton's official website: "There are no bids. When you read that someone is interested in someone, it doesn't mean there is a bid on the table."

  71. 1412: 

    This year's English, Irish and French Derby winners are among entries for the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot.

    Ruler Of The World, Trading Leather and Intello are contenders for the £1.3m race on 19 October.

    Potential rivals in the mile-and-a-quarter contest include Al Kazeem and Cirrus des Aigles. Toronado is another possible, although looks set for a rematch with Dawn Approach in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on the same card.

  72. 1407: 

    By making clear his desire to leave Anfield, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has demonstrated there is no place in modern football for loyalty, writes Daniel Taylor in the Guardian.

    The newspaper broke the story on Tuesday evening where Suarez stated his desire to leave the club, and Taylor adds that it was the Uruguayan who approached the Guardian for the interview.

  73. 1403: 
    Shaun Micheel

    American Shaun Micheel was ranked 189th in the world when he came from nowhere to win the 2003 US PGA Championship.

    The 44-year-old's career has steadily declined over the past decade and he is now outside of the world's top 1000 players. But as he prepares to return to Oak Hill - the scene of his memorable triumph 10 years ago - he tells BBC Sport about his recent troubles.

  74. 1357: 

    Swansea duo Pablo Hernandez and Jonjo Shelvey will both miss the second leg of the Welsh club's Europa League third-round qualifying tie against Malmo.

    Spanish winger Hernandez did not make the journey to Sweden because of a groin injury, while former Liverpool midfielder Shelvey is sidelined by illness.

  75. 1349: 

    Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem sign Chelsea's teenage midfielder Cristian Cuevas on a one-year loan deal, subject to a work permit.

    The Chilean, 18, moved to Stamford Bridge from his homeland last month but has been loaned out to the Eredivisie side to gain first-team experience.


    Glenn Williams: Shrewd transfer window at Wigan. Keeping key players like McManaman, Maloney and adding Holt, McClean, Carson and Barnett.

  77. 1340: 

    Huddersfield midfielder Jordan Sinnott becomes Bury's 17th new arrival of the summer - leaving Shakers boss Kevin Blackwell admitting that he does not know most of his players.

    "One of the players had a word with me last week because I'd forgotten his name, and I said 'listen son, I don't know anybody's name, never mind yours'," says the ex-Leeds United and Sheffield United manager.


    Former QPR, Manchester City and England midfielder Rodney Marsh: I am a football fan. Don't tell me Bale, Rooney and Suarez have all picked up minor injuries and expect me not to laugh.

  79. 1330: 
    David Luiz

    Chelsea receive a cash bid for Brazil central defender David Luiz from Spanish giants Barcelona.

    BBC Sport's Richard Conway: "Sources say they are very confident it will be rejected by the club given that Jose Mourinho has been strong in his praise for the defender in recent weeks and sees him playing a big role in the team this season."


    We have also been asking how you feel when one of your star players leaves for pastures new, in the wake of Luis Suarez telling Liverpool that he wants to move.

    Richard, Bath, via text: The sadness of top players leaving their club is loyalty. Take the likes of Tony Adams who was Arsenal through and through. Gerrard has stayed through thick and thin. There is little loyalty left mainly due to money. I still despise RVP for leaving a club that stood by him through all his injuries.

    Dan, Bexley, via text: Sol Campbell demonstrated shameless and complete self-serving ruthlessness when leaving Spurs for Arsenal on a free . No true Spurs fan will EVER forgive him.

  81. 1320: 

    Great Britain's 400m hurdler Dai Greene says he has no sympathy for the "foolish" drug-takers who plead innocence after failing doping tests.

    His comments come after sprinters Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell failed drug tests leading up to the World Championships which start in Moscow on Saturday. "People have to be responsible for what they take," says the Welshman.

  82. 1315: 

    Manchester United open negotiations with Everton over a deal for midfielder Marouane Fellaini, reports the Guardian.

    New United boss David Moyes has moved for the Belgium international because he fears that Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas - his top target - could prove out of reach.


    After a succession of Decision Review System (DRS) controversies in the ongoing Ashes series, do you think technology is spoiling the spirit of the game? Let us know using #bbcsportsday on Twitter or via text on 81111.

    George Lines: We should definitely keep DRS. I was watching highlights of Old Trafford 2005 and DRS would have righted some wrongs that day.

    ArkansasUC Coalition: No, keep DRS. The system has worked well in the past. It still gets more decisions right than wrong.

    Jay: Wasn't DRS supposed to make the 'spirit of the game' obsolete? Guess it needs a more 'spirited' attempt to accomplish that.

  84. 1308: 

    Barcelona make an official bid for Chelsea defender David Luiz, reports the Daily Mail.

    The Blues are set to reject the offer for the Brazilian centre-back, thought to be worth around £35m. Luiz, 26, has been linked with a move to the Spanish giants all summer.

  85. 1303: 

    More from Wales boss Chris Coleman on Gareth Bale: "I've not spoken to him. I don't get involved with that side of things - if a player gets a transfer then that's nothing to do with me.

    "Whether he plays his football in England, Spain or wherever, he is a key player for us. Although if he did move to Spain then he might be in physically better shape for Wales because the Premier League is very demanding."

  86. 1300: 

    Wales manager Chris Coleman says he had no doubts about including Real Madrid target Gareth Bale in his squad for next Wednesday's friendly against Republic of Ireland.

    "We know he has not trained a lot in pre-season and that there's a lot going on with the transfer speculation," Coleman tells Sky Sports News.

    "But as a national team we want to pick our strongest squad and Gareth is obviously in that. We're looking forward to seeing Gareth and until we're told otherwise we're expecting to see him."

  87. 1253:  
    BBC Sport's Juliette FerringtonFOOTBALL TRANSFERS

    Championship side Wigan are closing in on their 10th signing of the summer. Sunderland winger James McClean is in talks with the FA Cup winners after the Black Cats accepted an undisclosed offer for the Republic of Ireland international.

  88. 1250: 
    ON THIS DAY - 1926
    British Grand Prix

    The first British Grand Prix was staged at Brooklands. Known as the RAC Grand Prix, the race was won by Senechal and Wagner, driving their Delage at an average speed of 71.61 miles per hour.


    Ian Pugh, via text: I'm not a massive follower of cricket. I get interested every time the ashes comes round. Even I can see with DRS it's just not cricket. Trust the umpire's judgement and keep the spirit of the game alive.

  90. 1243: 

    Wales squad for the friendly against Republic of Ireland (continued):

    Midfielders: Joe Allen (Liverpool), Jack Collison (West Ham United), Andy King (Leicester City), Joe Ledley (Celtic), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), David Vaughan (Sunderland), Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace).

    Forwards: Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur, Craig Bellamy (Cardiff City), Simon Church (Charlton Athletic), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), Sam Vokes (Burnley).

  91. 1242: 

    Wales squad for the friendly against Republic of Ireland in Cardiff on 14 August (1945 BST):

    Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Boaz Myhill (West Bromwich Albion), Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere Rovers).

    Defenders: Ben Davies (Swansea City), James Collins (West Ham United), Danny Gabbidon (Crystal Palace), Chris Gunter (Reading), Adam Matthews (Celtic), Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Neil Taylor (Swansea City), Ashley Williams (Swansea City).

  92. 1240: 

    Gareth Bale is named in the Wales squad for next week's friendly against the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff.

    The Tottenham winger, 24, has been heavily linked with a big-money move to Spanish giants Real Madrid and has also been battling to overcome a niggling injury.

    Chris Coleman's side face Republic of Ireland on 14 August (19:45 BST).

  93. 1238: 

    Seamer Graham Onions dismisses suggestions that players from both England and Australia may have used special tape on their bats to prevent the detection of edges during the Ashes series.

    "It seems completely blown out of proportion," Onions says. "I know England players would not put things on their bats. It sounds completely silly to even think people are putting things on their bats to try and aid or cover up decisions.

    "It is a huge accusation. It is outrageous really."

  94. 1232: 

    Australia batsman Steve Smith says none of his team-mates have used silicone tape on their bats to prevent the detection of edges. England batsman Kevin Pietersen has angrily denied reports in Australia which claimed he may have tried to fool the Hot Spot system.

    "I don't think any of us have done anything with silicon to our bats," says Smith. "We do use fibre glass tape for the protection of the bat and make our favourite bats last longer."

  95. 1225: 

    MK Dons boss Karl Robinson says young midfielder Dele Alli would cost an interested club "millions", following his "scary" performance on Tuesday.

    Numerous scouts watched the 17-year-old play a central role in his side's 2-1 League Cup win at Northampton.

    "Personally I don't think he's for sale. It's going to take millions," Robinson tells BBC Three Counties Radio. "I don't want to sell him, the chairman doesn't want to sell him. There will be a day that we have to."

  96. 1222: 

    World number one Novak Djokovic is through to the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal after a comfortable 6-2 6-1 win over Germany's Florian Mayer.

    In his first match since losing the Wimbledon final to Andy Murray last month, the Serb beat Mayer in only 55 minutes.

    World number two Murray makes his return to action later today when he plays Spain's Marcel Granollers (17:00 BST).

  97. 1213: 

    Norwich winger Anthony Pilkington is among three withdrawals from the Republic of Ireland squad for next week's friendly against Wales in Cardiff.

    It is another blow for the 25-year-old, who has yet to make his full international debut having also been forced to pull out of the game with England at Wembley at the end of last season.

    Goalkeeper David Forde is to be replaced by West Ham's Stephen Henderson, while Nottingham Forest forward Simon Cox is also sidelined.

    Sol Campbell joins Arsenal

    England defender Sol Campbell incurred the wrath of Tottenham supporters when he moved across north London to fierce rivals Arsenal in 2001 after letting his contract expire.

    How did you feel when your team's star player left for pastures new? Did it tarnish his reputation or did you wish him well? Let us know on Twitter using #bbcsportsday or via text on 81111.

  99. 1208: 

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright: Bury have signed midfielder Jordan Sinnott on a six-month loan from Huddersfield.


    Robert Allen: No, keep DRS. The system has worked well in the past. It still gets more decisions right than wrong.

    Andrew Priestley: DRS is ruining the morals of cricket as the players know that the technology has flaws. Umpire's decision should be final.

    James Pockett: Both captains should choose to not use DRS in the next test - even for an absolute howler, until DRS becomes more reliable.

    After a succession of Decision Review System (DRS) controversies in the ongoing Ashes series, do you think technology is spoiling the spirit of the game? Let us know #bbcsportsday

  101. 1150: 

    Australian captain Michael Clarke has said he does not know of any of his batsmen using silicone-tape on their bats as a method of fooling Hot Spot.

    Media in Australia has reported that the ICC was investigating the possible use of such tape on the edge of bats during the Ashes.

    Clarke says: "It's hard for me to talk for other players, but I've never heard any type of conversation like that in the Australian change room."

    After a succession of Decision Review System (DRS) controversies in the ongoing Ashes series, do you think technology is spoiling the spirit of the game? Let us know, #bbcsportsday

  102. 1143: 

    Swindon Town are looking at strikers Danny N'Guessan, Mamady Sidibe and Leon Clarke, reports BBC Wiltshire.

    Clarke previously played for Swindon under former manager Paolo Di Canio but left following a bust-up with the Italian.


    Kevin Pietersen has angrily denied reports in Australia which claimed he may have used special tape on his bat to prevent the detection of edges via Hot Spot.

    Pietersen was caught behind for eight in the second innings of the third Test at Old Trafford. He reviewed the decision but although the Hot Spot technology showed no evidence of a mark on the bat, the verdict was upheld by television umpire Kumar Dharmasena, who heard a noise whilst watching a TV replay, suggesting contact had been made.

    After a succession of Decision Review System (DRS) controversies in the ongoing Ashes series, do you think technology is spoiling the spirit of the game? Let us know #bbcsportsday

  104. 1126: 

    Sunderland accept an undisclosed bid from Wigan for winger James McClean, reports Press Association Sport.


    Ikechukwu Nlemadim: Seeing Ronaldo leave man united for Real Madrid was so saddening. However, he had done so much for us. Great lad!

    Geek Zenith: I was gutted when Villa's centre half pairing of Gareth Southgate and Ugo Ehiogu when to Middlesbrough.

    Sir Paul of Upward: Alan Smith going from Leeds to Manchester United was a low blow to Leeds fans after the season they had just endured.

  106. 1121: 

    St Johnstone defender Frazer Wright will return from suspension to help lead the Scottish side's bid for a Europa League play-off spot on Thursday night.

    The centre-half missed Sunday's opening Scottish Premiership victory over Hearts after serving a one-match ban carried over from last season but is back for their third-qualifying-round second-leg clash with FC Minsk.

    Otherwise, boss Tommy Wright - whose side lead 1-0 from the first meeting in Belarus - has a full-strength squad apart from long-term leg-break victim David Robertson.

    Wayne Rooney

    Wayne Rooney's future has been one of the main talking points of the summer but his departure from Everton back in 2004 was met with a mixed response from Toffees fans.

    The striker, who had supported Everton as a boy, was one of the most exciting prospects to come through the club's youth system for decades and he memorably scored his first Premier League goal against Arsenal to end the Gunners' 30-match unbeaten run.

    Rooney left to join Manchester United on transfer deadline day in August 2004 in a deal worth £27m.

    How did you feel when your team's star player asked to leave? Did it tarnish his reputation or did you wish him well? Let us know, #bbcsportsday

  108. 1104: 

    Kevin Pietersen reacts to what he describes as "hurtful lies" after he was linked to claims in the Australia media that batsmen may have have applied a silicon-based adhesive tape to the edges of their bats in a bid to cheat Hot Spot in the Ashes series.

    The England batsman tweeted: "Horrible journalism yet again! My name brought up in hotspot crisis suggesting I use silicon to prevent nicks showing! Such hurtful lies.

    "I am never afraid of getting out! If I nick it, I'll walk.. To suggest I cheat by covering my bat with silicon infuriates me.."

  109. 1048: 

    After 11 months of exile, Quade Cooper returns to the Australia fold this week ready to put the pain of missing the British and Irish Lions series behind him and prove he is a more mature player with a much-improved work ethic.

    The flyhalf missed the Lions series after being excluded from the Australia team by previous coach Robbie Deans in the wake of comments he made last year describing the environment around the Wallabies as "toxic". Deans departed after the Wallabies lost the series 2-1 last month to be replaced by Cooper's former provincial coach, and chief cheerleader, Ewen Mckenzie and the 25-year-old was clearly delighted to be back.

    "When you have time away from the game, whenever you're selected for that team again the hunger is always there," Cooper says.

  110. 1050: 

    Time to get your thinking caps on once again as here is today's Question of Sport Teaser from @QofS_Official: Which eight teams have appeared in the League Cup final at least five times?

    Send your responses to #QSTeaser and we will reveal the answers after 1400 BST.

    Dwight Yorke

    We have asked how did you feel when your team's star player asked to leave? Did it tarnish his reputation or did you wish him well? Let us know, #bbcsportsday

    Brad Woodman: It depends on the club. If the fans know that he will go on to a higher level, they will enjoy seeing him progress.

    Alex Blanchard: I cried in 1998 when Dwight Yorke left Aston Villa. I was nine years old though!!

    Chris Manning: I cried my eyes out when Sasa Curcic left Bolton to join Aston Villa in 1996.

  112. 1037: 

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims the club's move to sign striker Luis Suarez from Liverpool is "on standby".

    The Gunners had a £40m plus £1 bid rejected last month before Suarez, 26, asked to be allowed to leave Liverpool on Tuesday.

    "At the moment the situation is on standby," Wenger tells Al Jazeera. "I really don't know [what the latest is regarding Suarez], that's for sure, I really don't know what will be decided by Liverpool."

  113. 1033: 

    England cricket star Monty Panesar has been fined by police after being caught urinating on nightclub bouncers in Brighton, the BBC understands.

    The spin bowler, who plays for Sussex County Cricket Club, was fined for being drunk and disorderly outside the Shooshh club early on Monday morning.

    Sussex Police said a 31-year-old man had received a fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly. Sussex County Cricket Club are investigating the incident.

  114. 1029: 

    Michel scored in the 53rd minute to give Valencia a 1-0 victory over Everton overnight in the play-off for fifth place in the eight-team Guinness International Champions Cup.

    Midfielder Michel, returning to Valencia for the coming campaign after spending the last season at city rival Levante, controlled Aly Cissohko's cross from the left side with his chest, before firing beyond Everton's Spanish goalkeeper Joel.

    Chelsea play Real Madrid in the tournament later on Wednesday.

  115. 1024: 

    Bristol City winger Albert Adomah is expected to complete his move to Championship side Middlesbrough on Wednesday, signing three year contract reports BBC Bristol.

  116. 1016: 

    A senior International Cricket Council official is to meet counterparts from England and Australia to discuss recent Decision Review System controversies.

    Several incidents over the use of technology have occurred in the Ashes. Hot Spot, which uses infra-red images to detect whether batsmen have nicked the ball, has been heavily criticised.

    England wicketkeeper Matt Prior tells the Daily Telegraph: "I am not sure we trust Hot Spot any more. There are so many edges it has missed."

    Jordan Rhodes

    In the wake of Luis Suarez stating he wants to be allowed to leave Liverpool, we have asked does a player asking to leave a club damage his reputation in the eyes of the club's fans? BBC Sport looks at some other examples of club's star players asking for moves throughout football.

    Last summer, Jordan Rhodes was arguably the most in-demand player in the Football League after scoring 40 goals in the 2011/12 season for Huddersfield.

    On 27 July 2012 he stated he was "ready to continue giving my all for the club," and it looked as though Huddersfield would hold onto their prize asset until, little over a month later, he had departed in an £8m move to Blackburn, having made it clear he wanted to leave.

    How did you feel when your team's star player asked to leave? Did it tarnish his reputation or did you wish him well? Let us know, #bbcsportsday

  118. 1002: 

    West Bromwich Albion are still hopeful of luring forward Salomon Kalou to the Hawthorns.

    The former Chelsea player, now with Lille, has been linked with the Baggies and West Ham throughout the summer, with both clubs triggering a £2.6m release clause in his contract.

    "We've stated an interest, we've had some negotiations and we're hopeful he'll come to West Brom," joint assistant manager Keith Downing tells the Birmingham Mail. "We are still working to get players of his ilk to come to the club."

  119. 0957: 

    Adel Taarabt says his desire to return to the top level of football was behind his decision to leave Queens Park Rangers and join Fulham on loan for the rest of the season.

    "This was a difficult decision for me, but at this stage of my career I feel I need to be playing at the top level," he says. "I hope the fans understand my decision and I really hope to return to Loftus Road one day. I wish QPR well for the season and hope they achieve promotion back to where I believe the club belongs."

    What do you think of Taarabt's move to Fulham? A good signing by Martin Jol? If he plays in attack with Dimitar Berbatov, can they form a good partnership? Let us know, #bbcsportsday


    Viv Powers: Suarez wants Champions League football? Then lets do a Pepe Reina & loan him to Napoli - they're in the CL aren't they?

    Charles Daniels: Suarez and Bale both given assurances of CL football at start of campaign. Both managers failed to produce. Now let them go.

    Dumph: Can Suarez just make up his mind about why he wants to leave? Media, authorities, CL football? Class act that guy.

  121. 0938: 
    Bradford City

    Bradford City's City Gent mascot says he has been forced to quit by the club because he is no longer fat enough for the role, reports the Telegraph & Argus.

    Life-long Bantams' fan Lenny Berry, who has played the bowler hat-wearing mascot for almost 20 years, refused an offer of wearing a 'Sumo-style' suit and costume head to continue as the character after bosses at the League One club said his appearance no longer matched the 'original concept'. But the 59-year-old says he now looks different because he lost weight for health reasons after being diagnosed with diabetes in 2006.

    "I'm am absolutely gutted. I am a grown man and this is something I have cried over," he says.

  122. 0931: 

    Adel Taarabt joins Fulham on a season-long loan from Queens Park Rangers.

    The move reunites the 24-year-old midfielder with Fulham manager Martin Jol after they previously worked together Tottenham Hotspur.

  123. 0924: 

    UK Athletics performance director Neil Black says there are no specific medal targets for the IAAF World Championships, which get under way on Saturday.

    Great Britain won seven medals at the 2011 World Championships in South Korea, placing them sixth in the medal table.

    Black tells BBC Radio 5 live: "Everyone will make comparisons [with previous championships] but we have been in a transitional year, it's a year of significant change but we are clearly looking to win medals, make finals, get personal bests and for everyone to leave thinking there was nothing more we could have done."

  124. 0918: 

    Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, who have purchased high-profile players like Samuel Eto'o and Chris Samba in recent years, are expected to announce they will slash their annual operating budget to £32m-£45m from a reported £117m last season, reports Russian news agency R-Sport.

    According to Sport Express, Anzhi's former manager Gadzhi Gadzhiev will replace Dutch manager Rene Meulensteen, a former assistant to Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, who took over from countryman predecessor Guus Hiddink two weeks ago.

  125. 0910: 

    Fulham manager Martin Jol says there will be more to report on Aston Villa striker Darren Bent's future by the end of the week.

    The Birmingham Mail reports that Jol is preparing to make another bid for Bent, with Craven Cottage still looking like the most likely destination for the striker.

    "We don't speculate on things that aren't 100%," says Jol. "With Darren Bent hopefully I can tell you something by the end of the week."

  126. 0905: 
    ON THIS DAY - 1999
    Alan Shearer

    Newcastle striker Alan Shearer was sent off for the first time in his career as Aston Villa won 1-0 at St James' Park. Referee Uriah Rennie dismissed Shearer for a 71st-minute challenge on Ian Taylor.


    Adam Richards: If it's true Liverpool said they'd let him go at the end of the season, written or not written, Liverpool should let him go.

    Kishan Naker: I have supported and defended Suarez during his time at Liverpool. Not anymore! The guy is seriously lacking intelligence!

    Tunde Akere: Suarez's career is important to him and that is how it is, Liverpool are not the team they are before, and so he need to move on.

    Luis Suarez has asked Liverpool to let him leave the club. Does this affect his reputation in the eyes of Liverpool fans, or does his 51 goals in 96 appearances for the club afford him the right to make the next move in his career? Let us know, #bbcsportsday

  128. 0852: 

    Tiger Woods insists 2013 will go down as a great season even if he does not add to his 14 major titles at this week's US PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

    The world number one won his fifth tournament of the year in Ohio last week but is still chasing a first major victory since the US Open in 2008. The 37-year-old acknowledges his 15th major title is proving the toughest.

    "It kind of seems that way," he says. "It's the longest spell I've had since I won a major."

  129. 0848: 

    It has been a summer of the statement signing, a summer of shadowy sagas and slow progress.

    Barcelona signed Neymar, Real Madrid want Gareth Bale. Monaco signed Radamel Falcao, PSG bought Edinson Cavani. Arsenal want Luis Suarez, while Manchester United are refusing to give up on Cesc Fabregas.

    And Chelsea, of course, want Wayne Rooney. Chelsea's Jose Mourinho or United's David Moyes - BBC Sport's Ben Smith asks who will blink first in the Rooney transfer saga? Read more on the BBC Sport website.

  130. 0840: 

    Australian great Shane Warne has criticised England's attitude and behaviour during the third Ashes Test, accusing Matt Prior of being "smug" and questioning whether they are being deliberately "arrogant and dismissive".

    England retained the urn on Monday when the Old Trafford Test was washed out by rain. Andy Flower's men came in for some criticism throughout the game for alleged time-wasting, and Warne has this morning gone one step further.

    Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Warne said: "A lot of us reporting and commentating on the game were really taken aback by the way the England players were interviewing and behaving in press conferences and after-match interviews. Matt Prior was also very smug in his comments, which leads me to think perhaps it is a conscious effort or direction from Andy Flower to be arrogant and dismissive of the opposition."

    Luis Suarez

    Luis Suarez has spoken publicly about his desire to leave Liverpool and is expected to hand in a transfer request this week. Earlier this summer, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers urged Suarez to repay the fans' faith in him.

    Suarez says he had the opportunity to leave Liverpool last summer, but chose to stay, so we want to know, does his request to leave damage his reputation in the eyes of Liverpool fans? Or do you feel that, after scoring 30 goals last season, he has earned the right to make the move he wants.

    We also want to hear from fans of other teams - from Premier League and Scottish Premier League to the bottom of the Football League, has your club had similar situations over the years to Suarez's at Liverpool? Did their request to leave affect their image in the eyes of supporters? Let us know via #bbcsportsday

  132. 0825: 

    Paul Sykes signs a new one-year deal with Wakefield.

    The former England international, who joined the club from Bradford last season, will now remain with the Wildcats until the end of 2014.

    Sykes was a key player as Wakefield made the play-offs last season, but has seen his influence diluted this year as a result of a broken leg.

  133. 0817: 

    Liverpool's American owner John W Henry has told the club's supporters in Norway that striker Luis Suarez, 26, will not be sold. (Daily Mirror)

    However, Suarez has not given up hope on moving to Real Madrid, raising the prospect of Arsenal missing out on their prime transfer target. (London Evening Standard)

    Manchester United manager David Moyes has launched a bid for 25-year-old Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini - signalling the end of the club's pursuit of Barcelona playmaker Cesc Fabregas, 26. (Daily Mirror)

  134. 0809: 

    Andy Murray returns to action for the first time since winning Wimbledon when he plays in the Rogers Cup in Canada on Wednesday.

    Murray plays Spain's Marcel Granollers in the second round after receiving a first-round bye. It is the Briton's return to the North American hard-court circuit ahead of his US Open title defence.

    "I'll work as hard as I can to give myself an opportunity at the US Open and see how I do there," he says.

  135. 0806: 

    Lee Westwood says his straight driving offers a "significant advantage" as he resumes his quest for a first major at this week's US PGA at Oak Hill.

    The 40-year-old took a two-shot lead into day four at the Open at Muirfield but slipped to tied third as Phil Mickelson won his first Claret Jug. Westwood says Oak Hill suits him more than US Open venue Merion and Muirfield where irons were favoured off tees.

    "There are rewards for driving the ball long and straight," he says.

  136. 0802: 

    Luis Suarez says he wants to leave Liverpool and join a side which is competing in the Champions League.

    The Uruguay striker, 26, intends to submit a transfer request by the end of the week if a move is blocked. Suarez told the Guardian and Daily Telegraph that the Reds "promised" he could leave this summer if they did not qualify for the Champions League.

    "I gave absolutely everything last season. Now all I want is for Liverpool to honour our agreement," he says.

  137. 0800: 

    Good morning and welcome to Sportsday Live. A development in the Luis Suarez saga overnight sees the Uruguay striker plead with Liverpool to "honour an agreement" to let him leave, plus we'll also be keeping an eye on all the rest of the big transfers-related news throughout the day.

    We'll also have all the build up to the US PGA Championship, which gets under way on Thursday, while Andy Murray returns to action for the first time since winning Wimbledon at the Rogers Cup later on Wednesday.

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

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