Usain Bolt and GB's Adam Gemili go in the 100m on a star-studded night in Zurich

World champion Usain Bolt and Great Britain's Adam Gemili go in the 100m at the Weltklasse meeting in Zurich.

29 August 2013 Last updated at 21:02

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  1. 2101: 

    So that is your lot on this Champions League-Diamond League day. But, there's Europa League action going on at the moment on this website - go to the BBC Football page for that.

    Sportsday will be back at 0800 BST on Friday. Thanks for your tweets today.

  2. 2056: 

    Usain Bolt on BBC Three: "I'm happy. I came out victorious."

    On British sprinter Adam Gemili: "For me, for an athlete to run under 20 seconds at a championships [Gemili ran 19.98 seconds in Moscow] for the first time is spectacular. He will be great as long as you guys don't pressure him too much."

  3. 2052: 
    USA WIN WOMEN'S 4x100m

    Super fast. Really, really fast. USA hold off Jamaica to win. But wait, Usain Bolt's speaking...

  4. 2047: 

    Brit Shara Proctor, who finished sixth at the Worlds, wins the long jump with a decent 6.88m - the victory also gives her the Diamond Race. A great performance by the 24-year-old.

  5. 2045: 

    Kenya's Hillary Yego wins the race after showing compatriot Jairus Birech a clean pair of heels on the home straight, but it's countryman Consenslus Kipruto who takes the Diamond Race after finishing third. Maybe he'll treat his fellow Kenyans to dinner.

  6. 2038: 

    We've got the men's 3,000m steeplechase (flowers adorning the water jump) under way on the track, but at 20:50 BST Great Britain's 4x100m world bronze medallists go in the final race of the night.

  7. 2034: 

    Briton Adam Gemili on BBC Sport: "It was a season's best, so I'm happy and it was nearly a PB. It's great to come here and compete against the best."

  8. 2029: 

    That was pedestrian, relatively speaking. Jamaica's triple world champion Usain Bolt only moves past the rest in the last 20 metres to win. A win is a win though, although no doubt his rivals will be disappointed with their performances. Briton Adam Gemili clocks a season's best time of 10.06 seconds. United States athlete Justin Gatlin wins the 100m Diamond Race after finishing third.

  9. 2027: 
    BOLT IN 100m

    What will Bolt's time be? Will Briton Gemili run under 10 seconds?

  10. 2024: 

    The Ukraine back bender goes for 2.45m, like he did in Moscow, but gets nowhere near clearing that height.

  11. 2021: 

    World champion LaShawn Merritt beats Kirani James again to win and win the Diamond Race. The time? 44.13 seconds. James gave it his all but finishes about three metres down in second with Poland's Pavel Maslak, third. Briton Nigel Levine comes home in in eighth.

  12. 2017: 
    BOLT v GEMILI (20:28 BST)

    There are just over 10 minutes remaining until what some would class as the blue riband event of the night.

    What do you fancy the winning time to be? I'm going 9.7 something.

  13. 2012: 

    Kenya's Eunice Sum wins the 800m and the Diamond Race thanks to another well-timed burst for the line. She finishes ahead of Russia's Olympic champion Mariya Savinova.

  14. 2009: 

    The women's 800m is about to start, featuring yet another cracking line-up, but there's more..

    Men's 400m (20:20 BST) - World champion LaShawn Merritt v Olympic champion Kirani James. Greneda's James was awful in the Moscow final. Revenge in the air?

    Men's 100m (20:28) - Triple world champion Usain Bolt, Adam Gemili (sub 20 seconds in the Moscow 200m), Justin Gatlin, Mike Rodgers and Nickel Ashemeade.

  15. 2007: 

    British hurdler Will Sharman: "I'm used to running against these guys. When I see them on a world stage it's not too daunting. I had a difficult warm-up - 13.42 seconds is not too slow, considering."

  16. 2002: 

    World champion David Oliver wins the race in 13.12 seconds. Slow ;) He also wins the Diamond Race as a sreult of that victory. Briton Will Sharman finishes down in eighth.

    I promise that is the last time I will use an emoticon in a live text comm.

  17. 2000: 
    MEN'S 110m HURDLES

    A blockbuster of an event coming up - I fancy something lower than 13 seconds.

  18. 1956: 

    Silas Kiplagat, who disappointed at the World Championships, wins a tough race. World champion Asbel Kiprop had a bit of a 'mare.

  19. 1954: 

    Men's 110m hurdles (20:02 BST) - World champion David Oliver, Aries Merritt, Jason Richardson, Dayron Robles and Briton Will Sharman. It's the athletics equivalent of the Ocean's Eleven cast.

    Women's 800m (20:10 BST) - Surprise world champion Eunice Sum has her work cut out against South Africa's Olympic silver medallist Caster Semenya, Olympic champion Mariya Savinova and Alysia Montano, who was fourth in Moscow.

  20. 1946: 

    No surprise - Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins the race and the Diamond Race (about £25,000 for picking up the most points during the season). The Jamaican clocked 22.40. Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast stayed with her up until the last 50m.

  21. 1944: 
    WOMEN'S 200m

    Bit of a hold up in the women's 200m with United States sprinter Tiffany Townsend leaving her blocks about two minutes - in sprint races terms - earlier than everybody else. She's been disqualified.

  22. 1940: 
    WOMEN'S 200m

    Jamaica's pocket-rocket Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is up next - she won three golds in Moscow. Yup, three!

    Ivory Coast's Murielle Ahoure is likely to be her closest challenger.

  23. 1936: 

    British 800m athlete Andrew Osagie on BBC Sport: "It's all about consistency. I've had an up and down year, he [Rimmer] had an up and down year last year. If we get it together next year it could be interesting."

  24. 1934: 

    That was a cracking performance from world silver medallist Nick Symmonds, who is trained by former British athlete Mark Rowland. The United States athlete stayed with the pacemaker then kept that pace down the home straight. The winning time was an excellent one minute 43.57 seconds. Osagie and Rimmer finished further down the field.

  25. 1933: 
    MEN'S 800m

    The men's 800m, featuring Britons Michael Rimmer and Andrew Osagie, who was in that epic London 2012 800m, is about to get under way. This isn't a Diamond race.

  26. 1927: 
    DEFAR WINS 5,000m

    World champion Meseret Defar wins the 5,000m and the 5,000m Diamond Race. She had more speed in the final 60m than her fellow Ethiopian and world 10,000m champion Tirunesh Dibaba. A Weltklasse race.

  27. 1925: 

    The duel has started (plus Mercy Cherono). We're coming up to the final lap. Who do you fancy to win this 5,000m?

  28. 1924: 

    So while they take over the track, let me pick out some of the highlights from tonight's meeting where more than half the Diamond Races will be decided - $40,000 (£25,800) is up for grabs for the athletes who have picked up the most points during the Diamond League season in their respective events.

    Men's high jump (under way) - these men can jump over Peter Crouch. Ukraine's world champion Bohdan Bondarenko, who attempted a world record 2.45m, is in a field that includes Great Britain's Robbie Grabarz.

    Men's 800m (19:34 BST) - British pair Andrew Osagie and Michael Rimmer compete. Watch out for United States' Nick Symmonds who finally picked up a major medal two weeks ago.

    And there's more...

  29. 1914: 

    This is huge. Think Coe v Ovett.

    Ethiopian 'uber-athletes' Tirunesh Dibaba, the reigning Olympic and world champion in the 10,000m, and Meseret Defar, the reigning Olympic and world champion in the 5000m are currently in the early stages of the women's 5000m. Moscow silver medallist Mercy Cherono is also competing.

  30. 1910: 

    Briton Meghan Beesley just ran in the 400m hurdles, won by Czech world champion Zuzana Hejnova - her 11th successive win.

    "I might do a 200m and 100m hurdles in the next week," Beesley, who reched the semi-finals in Moscow, tells BBC Sport.

  31. 1906: 

    You can watch the BBC Three coverage on the TV, via this website and on the BBC Sport app using your various hi-tech devices. I'll pick out the highlights in a bit. Although there aren't really any lowlights.

  32. 1904: 

    Hello Saj Chowdhury here. It's about time you switched over to BBC Three's coverage of the Weltklasse Diamond League from Zurich. This is a bit like the World Championships crammed into a single night. Star-studded? That's an understatement.

  33. 1853: 

    BBC Northampton's Chris Egerton: Glamorgan 241, Northamptonshire 453 "David Willey is in the form of his life right now. While he remains top wicket taker for Northants in first class cricket, his batting is reaching another level. With the home side struggling on 236-6 and the ball turning, the 23-year-old turned defence into attack and bludgeoned the spinners into submission. His 81 off 76 balls represents his highest first class score and it may have been a decisive knock in this game.

    "While Andrew Hall top scored with 91, he and many others at Wantage Road are urging the England selectors to give Willey a chance at senior level."

  34. 1844: 

    Coming up shortly we have the likes of sprint stars Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Ethiopian rivals Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba, 400m world champion LaShawn Merritt and 110m hurdles star David Oliver in the Diamond League meeting from Zurich.

    Coverage starts at 19:00 BST on BBC Three.

  35. 1831: 

    Olympic bronze medallist Alan Campbell says he has been facing pressure to move from the single sculls to the double sculls from British team bosses.

    The Northern Irishman, 30, won his London 2012 medal in the single and is competing in the event again at this week's World Championships in Korea but believes he has to become a world champion in the single between now and the Rio Olympics to keep his place in his favoured event.

  36. 1827: 

    BBC London's Mark Church: Surrey 8-0 Derbyshire 219 "Surrey will be happy with their opening day's work as they look to push themselves out of the relegation fight. After Derbyshire had won the toss and decided to bat. George Edwards on his first Championship appearance of the summer bowled with pace and hostility and thoroughly deserved his three wickets. Tim Linley bowled with control and accuracy and claimed 4-59 and although a number of Derbyshire batsmen got starts none could take it on to a big score.

    "It is another big day for both sides tomorrow as the Derbyshire bowlers will look to put the Surrey batsmen under pressure."

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    Jamie Frost: Levy is a chairman to be proud of. He learns from his mistakes, clearly loves the club, & this summer's signings are immense.

    Alex Wilkinson: Spurs have bought smartly and if the players gel quickly will have one of if not the strongest squads in Europe.

    Arindam Haldar: Fear Tottenham might go the QPR way. Too many new players and no time to gel together.

  38. 1821: 

    Paralympic 100m gold medallist Jonnie Peacock has told BBC Look East he will have to stop "messing up" if he is to keep ahead of his rivals.

    The 20-year-old won the 100m world title in July, but Brazil's Alan Oliveira and American Richard Browne have both gone quicker than him this year.

  39. 1815: 
    Sophie Wells, Lee Pearson, Deb Criddle and Sophie Christiansen

    The GB Para-dressage team were in dominant form at the London Paralympics, winning 11 medals - including five golds.

    The team of Sophie Wells, Sophie Christiansen, Lee Pearson and Deb Criddle won golds while there were individual golds for Christiansen and Natasha Baker.

  40. 1804: 
    Robbie Savage interviews Brendan Rodgers

    Robbie Savage has been interviewing Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers for this weekend's edition of Football Focus.

    You can watch the feature on BBC One at 12.15pm on Saturday.

  41. 1749: 

    Britain's David Stone has won silver on the opening day of action at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Canada. Stone, who won two golds in London last year, finished runner-up in the T2 road race for trike riders, ten seconds behind winner Hans-Peter Durst of Germany.

    His GB team-mates Darren Kenny and tandem pair Lora Turnham and Corrine Hall get their campaigns underway on Friday.

  42. 1743: 

    The Champions League draw has just concluded in Monaco. Manchester United are paired with Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayern Leverkusen and Real Sociedad in Group A. Manchester City have reigning champions Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen in Group D. Chelsea face Schalke, Basel and Steaua Bucharest in Group E with Arsenal up against Marseille, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli in Group F.

    But the toughest challenge faces Celtic in Group H who face Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax.

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    Travis Boland: Spurs Bale transfer is the best piece of business ever. One player out, squad strengthens with many ins for years to come.

    jay arnold: Not only have Spurs signed some quality players but they have spent before selling and held up real from selling to PL teams.

    Alex Smith: Soldado will be the best signing of the season, he will score at least 20 league goals and may win the golden boot.

  44. 1721:  
    BBC Radio 5 live5 LIVE SPORT

    A reminder that tonight's 5 live Sport with Eleanor Oldroyd from 19:00 BST features a tribute to the legendary former Lions captain and BBC broadcaster Cliff Morgan, who died today aged 83. A reminder too that you can watch one of the great moments in TV Sport, the spectacular try by Gareth Edwards for the Barbarians against the All Blacks in 1973, perfectly described by Morgan.

    There is also Diamond League athletics coverage in tonight's programme, with Britain's Adam Gemili taking on Usain Bolt just before 20:30 BST.

  45. 1714: 

    It is day four of the US Open with Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Dan Evans all in action at Flushing Meadows. You can follow the latest on the BBC Sport website.

  46. 1708: 

    A superb innings of 80 from Lydia Greenway helps England Women regain the Women's Ashes after a five-wicket victory over Australia in the second T20 international in Southampton. You can follow the latest and get all of the post-match reaction on the BBC Sport website.

  47. 1658: 
    Sarah Storey

    Another of the stars of the British team at the London Paralympics was cyclist Sarah Storey who won four gold medals - two on the track and two on the road, dominating her class.

    Since then, Sarah and husband Barney, who won gold as a tandem pilot to Neil Fachie, have become parents to baby Louisa and Sarah is preparing for a comeback later this year.

  48. 1655: 

    Britain's Ian Poulter needs a finish of a finish of 38th or better in this week's Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston to make the top 70 in the FedEx play-offs and qualify for the next event, the BMW Championship in Illinois from 12 September.

    Just 28 players in this week's 100-strong field have already secured a place in the BMW Championship, leaving 42 places up for grabs. Lee Westwood is 31st and could drop to 77th by missing the cut in Boston.

  49. 1649: 

    Britain's Pippa Funnell and Lucy Wiegersma have made a solid start for Great Britain at the European Eventing Championships in Malmo.

    Funnell finished the dressage event on Mirage D'Elle on 47.6 penalties for 10th place overall while Lucy Wiegersma on Simon Porloe scored 45.2 and lies in fourth place overnight.

    GB are third in the team standings for GB behind Germany and Sweden with Tina Cook and William Fox-Pitt to go on Friday in the second part of the dressage, along with Izzy Taylor.

  50. 1643: 

    Real Madrid vice-president Fernando Fernandez Tapias accuses Tottenham of holding up the transfer of Gareth Bale, who has again chosen not to train with Spurs.

    Asked if the Welshman's move will be complete he tells Spanish news agency Efe: "I think so, but I couldn't swear on it. We're going to wait because they are dragging their feet. There is no doubting Bale's class, but Real Madrid without Bale is a great Madrid, we have a team of warriors."

  51. 1635: 

    Teenage golf star Charley Hull has received a lifetime membership from her home course Kettering Golf Club a week after helping Europe to a first Solheim Cup win on United States soil.

    The 17-year-old, who defeated former US Open champion Paula Creamer 5&4 on the final day in Chicago, turned professional in March and finished runner-up in her first five tournaments.

  52. 1625: 
    Michael Morkov wins stage six

    Denmark's Michael Morkov claimed stage six of the Vuelta a Espana in a bunch sprint but Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retains the overall race lead for a third straight stage.

    Germany's Tony Martin attacked from the start of the stage and after a 175km lone break came within 20 metres of the victory before being swept up by the bunch.

    Argentina's Maximiliano Richeze finished second with Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara third. Nibali leads American Chris Horner by three seconds with Ireland's Nicolas Roche a further five seconds behind in third.

  53. 1621: 

    Briton Scott Redding has signed a contract with Gresini Honda that will see him move up to MotoGP from 2014. The two-year deal with the satellite team means the 20-year-old will ride a "production" Honda.

    The Marc VDS rider has a 21-point lead in the Moto2 championship, after taking two race wins this season. Redding told BBC Sport: "It's definitely the right step for me, I've got to look to my future and I think to go with Honda is good."

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    Nick Saunders: Spurs blow the bale money on unproven EPL players. They have lost a player who won most of their games for them. 5th or lower.

    Tyler Fury: So happy we missed out on Willian! He looks woeful, happy with Lamela!..Spurs look strong, just need to improve mentality.

    Matthew Wait: Spurs have bought well but talk of anything above breaking into the top 4 is very premature.

  55. 1609: 

    The draw for the group stages of the Champions League take place at 16:45 BST in Monaco.

    Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Celtic are among the 32 teams awaiting their fates.

    You can follow out the latest from the pots on the BBC Sport website.

  56. 1606: 

    Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto'o completes his move to Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala on a free transfer. The 32-year-old, who has previously played for Barcelona and Inter, has signed a one-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

  57. 1604: 

    From BBC Northampton's Chris Egerton: Glamorgan 241; Northants 309-6 (Northants lead of 68)

    "A vital afternoon session has swung both ways, but more aggressive batting from David Willey might have just swung this game Northants' way. Earlier, young off spinner Andrew Salter took two wickets in two balls - David Sales and Steven Crook - to leave Northants six wickets down and still trailing Glamorgan.

    "But Willey has immediately gone after Salter and Dean Cosker and his 50 off 51 balls follows his man of the match performance in the t20 Final and 167 against Warwickshire in the YB40. He remains unbeaten at tea alongside Andrew Hall, but his side want as big a lead as they can to avoid batting last on a turning pitch."

  58. 1602: 
    David Weir and Jonnie Peacock

    It is a year since the start of the London Paralympics which gave us some memorable moments. Among them were British athletics pair David Weir and Jonnie Peacock who lit up 'Thriller Thursday' at the Olympic Stadium.

    Weir claimed gold in an exciting T54 800m final - one of four golds the Weirwolf won at the Games - while Peacock was victorious in the T43/44 100m final, famously silencing the crowd before sprinting to victory.

  59. 1602: 

    Pakistan have levelled the one-day international series at 1-1 after winning by 90 runs in Harare. Chasing 300, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 209 in the 43rd over. The deciding match of the series takes place in Harare on Saturday.

  60. 1550: 

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reacted angrily when told he had only won three of his 15 meetings with former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, whose Bayern Munich the Blues face in the Uefa Super Cup in Prague on Friday.

    "Your statistics are very wrong," he said. "Go and see what happened when I was with Inter in the Champions League semi-final, the King's Cup final with Real in Spain, the Super Cup in Spain.

    "Maybe you are right and I am wrong but I don't care. This is not about us, it's about Chelsea and Bayern. If you want to ask questions about Chelsea I am here until four o'clock. If you want to ask questions about Real or Barcelona then I'm not here."

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    Skins: Last year we're a one man team and now we're panic buying? Should try a bit of that yourselves Arsenal fans!

    Ben Goodwin: Regardless of how many people they bring in, Gareth Bale won games on his own. Irreplaceable.

    Andrew Davis: V excited to see this new line-up at White Hart Lane - may be a bit much to expect great things this season, but next season - watch out!

  62. 1542: 

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury: "Demba Ba's agent Alex Gontran tells BBC Sport the 28-year-old Chelsea striker would like to stay at Stamford Bridge this season and fight for his place. Competition for places in the Blues attack is set to increase with the imminent arrival of Cameroon forward Samuel Eto'o from Anzhi Makhachkala.

    "Eto'o's arrival means that Chelsea's forward line-up will consist of Ba, Fernando Torres and Romelu Lukaku, while German Andre Schurrle can also play in that position. Gontran also dismissed Ba returning to former club Newcastle."

  63. 1533: 

    Australia's women have made 127-7 against England in the 2nd T20 international in Southampton.

    Victory for England would see them regain the Women's Ashes. The Aussies won the toss and Meg Lanning top-scored with 60 but after that, Australia's challenge tailed away and they lost three wickets in the final over.

    You can follow the latest on the BBC Sport website.

  64. 1529: 

    After 38 overs of Zimbabwe's quest for 300 to beat Pakistan in the second one-day international in Harare they are 198-4, Bredan Taylor unbeaten on 78. Zimbabwe lead the three-match series 1-0.

  65. 1522: 

    Here are the answers to today's question from @QSTeaser. We asked since 1992, which nine Italian teams have qualified for the group stages of the Champions League?

    The nine are: AC Milan, Fiorentina, Inter, Juventus, Lazio, Napoli, Parma, Roma and Udinese. Another question for you tomorrow.

  66. 1517: 

    Mathieu Flamini will wear the number 20 shirt in his second spell at Arsenal, having rejoined the club on a free transfer.


    One year on from the 2012 Paralympics, we asked for your questions for four-time gold medallist Ellie Simmonds.

    @jomurphy922: Is there disability swimming in next year's Commonwealth Games? And are you going to compete?

    @elliesimmonds1: "Sadly not. With disability swimming only a few classes are chosen and normally it's the higher classes so they didn't chose my classification. It's not really a disappointment because we've got our World Championships in Glasgow in 2015 and we have our Europeans next year so we still have competitions to focus on."

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    Craig Malpass: Spurs don't have the experience for a title challenge but with new managers elsewhere they have stability for a top 3 finish.

    Roger Holmes: Possibility that finishing 5th last year was more beneficial in the long term. Forced a rethink. Excellent signings. Stronger.

    Phil Culverhouse: Spurs have brought a lot of talent from outside the EPL it takes time to bed it and get used to the best league in the world.

  69. 1458: 

    Blackburn Rovers' Norwegian international Morten Gamst Pedersen has signed a two-year deal for Turkish club Kardemir Karabükspor. The club's longest-serving player, 31, has been given a free transfer after nine years at Ewood Park.

  70. 1456: 

    Just the one Premier League player - unless there is more transfer activity later - in the Portugal squad to face Northern Ireland in a World Cup qualifier on 6 September, Manchester United's Nani. Former Spurs striker Helder Postiga and ex-United maestro Cristiano Ronaldo are other forwards in the squad.

  71. 1451: 

    Former Tottenham skipper Ledley King, now an ambassador at White Hart Lane, reveals ex-Spurs boss Harry Redknapp tried to tempt him out of retirement to play for QPR last season.

    "He didn't manage to get hold of me," King says. "I wouldn't have done it though. I played at Tottenham my whole life and it would have been a bit silly to try and come back knowing I can't do what I want, play the way I like to play. I have barely kicked a ball since I retired. And I also have got such a great affiliation with Tottenham, so I would like to leave it there."


    One year on from the 2012 Paralympics, we asked for your questions for four-time gold medallist Ellie Simmonds.

    @foster_evie: Do you want Paralympic competitions to be run together at the same time with Olympic competitions?

    @elliesimmonds1:"No, it's great how it is. It's second best, up there with the Olympics now and it's one of the biggest sporting events in the world and we should have our own Games and it's incredible.

    "It's great that the British public had two things to cheer for and they wanted it all to last longer. If it's stuck together it will only be a few weeks to get into that spirit but with it being separate they can have it for longer."

  73. 1439: 
    Mathieu Flamini playing for AC Milan in May

    Arsenal confirm on their official Twitter feed that midfielder Mathieu Flamini, 29, has rejoined the club on a free transfer.

    Flamini made 153 appearances for Arsenal from 2004 to 2008, before spending five years in Serie A with AC Milan.

  74. 1432: 

    Durham have finally been dismissed for 573 in the top-of-the-table game at Scarborough - their highest Championship total against Yorkshire. Michael Richardson was last man out for 102, his maiden first-class century - the third Durham batsman to reach three figures in the innings.

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    Phil: No doubt it's a blow Bale leaving but we've now built a team of match winners rather than relying on one.

    syrus: Theoretically stronger, but pressure to finish in top 4 higher than ever. No excuses for failure.

    Andrew J Youngman: Spurs have made some great signings but can they keep everyone happy? Soldado was their best bit of business.

  76. 1425: 

    James Doyle has been announced as the retained rider for Prince Khalid Abdullah's UK-trained horses.

    Doyle has been stable jockey to Roger Charlton and has won big races aboard the Charlton-trained Al Kazeem in the Tattersalls Gold Cup, the Coral-Eclipse and the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

    Abdullah's distinctive silks have recently become synonymous with the great Frankel who retired last October unbeaten in 14 starts,although his regular jockey Tom Queally was never retained by Abdullah.

    The Prince's last UK-based retained rider was Richard Hughes, who held the position for seven years before he went freelance in 2007.


    One year on from the 2012 Paralympics, we asked for your questions for four-time Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds.

    Aaron Evans: "What impact does Billy Pye have out of the pool, as a coach and a person?

    @elliesimmonds1: "I've been with him for seven years and he doesn't just think about the best for me and my swimming, he thinks outside of it as well. He knows family and education are important. He's had a massive impact on me as an athlete and as a person.

    "I'm moving up to Loughborough to train with Steve Bayley at Loughborough University and I'm going to go to Loughborough College as well and stay at halls, so there are a lot of things happening but it was the right time to change. I've been with Bill for seven years and now it's a new motivation and it's exciting. I did a trial up there in May or June and it went well so I'm really looking forward to it."

  78. 1412: 
    Yohan Cabaye

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew expects midfielder Yohan Cabaye to make his first appearance of the season against Fulham on Saturday.

    The 27-year-old missed the Magpies' first two Barclays Premier League games and Wednesday night's Capital One Cup win over Morecambe amid interest from Arsenal.

    But the Gunners are yet to return with a second offer for the Frenchman after their initial approach was rejected.

    Pardew said on Thursday: "What I have said to Yohan Cabaye is I expect him to play this weekend. Until another bid comes in from Arsenal that is accepted or not that will be the situation."

  79. 1407: 

    The Professional Footballers Association has released a statement saying that chief executive Gordon Taylor continues to have the "full support" of the union following allegations of gambling debts.

    The Sun reported on Thursday that Taylor made 2,000 bets, including wagers on football, and bet £4m in 30 months.

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    We're asking today if Spurs have been the most astute team in the transfer market, whether it could be perfectly timed to coincide with supposed uncertainties in new regimes at the two Manchester clubs and whether a host of new foreign signings will gel quickly enough to make them stronger than last season when Gareth Bale was in full flow. Please keep your thoughts coming in to #bbcsportsday.

    Mark Twain: It smacks of desperation for Spurs in this transfer window! Buying players at exorbitant prices will only lead to despair.

    Sam Whitaker: I think jealousy is settling in. Spurs have bought well without selling the club or paying £200k/wk salaries. Good business.

    Phill Hall: Spurs no longer cavalier, just a dull defensive team run by a Mourinho clone. New signings fill me with dread. Bale big loss.

  81. 1350: 

    England Women can win the Ashes this afternoon if they manage to beat Australia in a Twenty20 international at Southampton.

    Charlotte Edwards's side lead the multi-format Ashes 8-4 with just two matches left to play.

    Australia have won the toss and opted to bat and you can follow all the action in BBC Sport's dedicated live text from 1400 BST.

  82. 1346: 

    One year on from the 2012 Paralympics, we asked for your questions for four-time gold medallist Ellie Simmonds.

    @GoonerTalk143: Do you think that opportunities for young disabled people in sports have risen as a result of the Paralympics in London?

    Ellie Simmonds

    @elliesimmonds1: "They've definitely increased. People like coaches and teachers and people at clubs understand disability more and know how to include them more. With the publicity from the Paralympics last year there is a rise and there are a lot more facilities now as well.

    "There are a lot more pools now and that's just in swimming. Things like Active Kids for All and the Sainsbury's School Games keep the momentum and we will keep teaching teachers and coaches about the Paralympics. It's only been a year since the games and there are still things to improve on and there are still many more years. Rio in 2016 won't be the same as London but it will still get everyone excited.

    "It was an incredible year and to think it was a year ago, it's gone quite fast really. To think on 1 September last year I did the 400m freestyle and it's 1 September on Sunday. It was an amazing year and it wasn't just the athletes, the whole country will never forget London."

  83. 1342: 

    Salford complete the signing of New Zealand Warriors forward Steve Rapira, 24, on a two-year contract. Rapira joined the Warriors from North Queensland Cowboys, where he teamed up with older brother Sam, but he has made only 14 appearances in three NRL seasons due to injury.

    He is the fourth confirmed signing for the City Reds for 2014 following the capture of Warrington captain Adrian Morley, Melbourne centre Junior Sa'u and St Helens winger Francis Meli.

  84. 1335:  
    Ben Smith, BBC SportFOOTBALL

    "Gareth Bale has failed to appear at training for a third consecutive day as his protracted move to Real Madrid continues to drag on towards deadline day.

    "The 24-year-old Welshman had been asked to report at Tottenham's training ground on Tuesday, having been given the Bank Holiday weekend off by the club.

    "He was, however, expected to report for duty on each of the past three days but has failed to turn up.

    "Tottenham are considering whether to fine Bale for his absence, but it is understood the player has not yet received any news of such a punishment."

  85. 1329:  
    David Ornstein, BBC SportFOOTBALL
    Tottenham target Vlad Chiriches in action for Romania in March

    "Roma forward Erik Lamela and Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches are both in London ahead of proposed moves to Tottenham Hotspur.

    "Roma had already claimed that Lamela, 21, was to move to White Hart Lane for £25.7m (30m euros).

    "However, Romanian Chiriches, 23, is now also set to move for a fee reported to be in the region of £8.5m."

  86. 1323: 
    COUNTY CRICKET- Northants v Glamorgan

    BBC Northampton's Chris Egerton: Glamorgan 241, Northants 180-2 "Another engrossing morning session at Wantage Road which began with Northants' openers Stephen Peters and James Middlebrook taking the attack to the Glamorgan bowling.

    "But when Mike Reed began obtaining bounce from the Pavilion End, the runs dried up and David Sales and Alex Wakely had to battled through until lunch. You wouldn't want to chase many on the final day on a pitch already deviating and keeping low, so this afternoon could well decide the fate of this match."

  87. 1321: 
    COUNTY CRICKET- Yorkshire v Durham

    BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson: Durham 524-8 "It's been a good morning for Durham, although captain Paul Collingwood may have disagreed when he was given out LBW for 81 to Ryan Sidebottom.

    "The batsman seemed stunned and went towards umpire Martin Bodenham before seemingly having a change of mind. As he walked off he looked furious.

    "With him gone though Yorkshire could not press home the early advantage and Michael Richardson's sixth half century in first-class cricket has been one of the reasons. He and Jamie Harrison have added real nuisance value for the eighth wicket stand of 61. Durham are 524-8 at lunch."

  88. 1319: 
    COUNTY CRICKET- Surrey v Derbyshire

    BBC London's Mark Church: Derbyshire 75-2 "A fascinating morning and honours even. Chris Tremlett took the wicket of Ben Slater in the first over of the day and George Edwards then got rid of Wayne Madsen for 11.

    "But Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Paul Borrington played sensibly to guide the visitors to lunch with the scoreboards reading 75-2."

  89. 1308: 

    One year on from the 2012 Paralympics, we asked for your questions for four-time Olympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds.

    Colin Edmunds: Hopefully its a long way off, but what would you like to do after retiring from swimming?

    @elliesimmonds1: "I get this question a lot and I really don't know. Maybe something in the media or sport but I've still got an education to fall back on.

    "I'm only 18 and I'd like to go to Rio and just swim and I'd like to go to another one as well I think."

  90. 1301: 

    World 100m and 200m champion Usain Bolt tops the entry list for tonight's Diamond League meeting in Zurich. The Jamaican will be joined by team-mate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who also won the sprint double in Moscow. Among Bolt's opponents will be Britain's Adam Gemili who made a big impression over 200m at the World Championships and will be hoping to lower his 100m personal best of 10.05 seconds.

    Other Britons include William Sharman (110m hurdles), Robbie Grabarz (high jump) and Shara Proctor and Chris Tomlinson (long jump) while the world bronze medallists in the 4x100m relay, Ashleigh Nelson, Dina Asher-Smith, Annabelle Lewis and Hayley Jones will be hoping to impress again.

    David Storl in action at Zurich station

    Ahead of Thursday night's action, the shot put competition took place in Zurich's main railway station on Wednesday with New Zealand's Valerie Adams managing her best throw of the season with 20.98m while American Ryan Whiting took the men's title with 22.03m ahead of world champion David Storl of Germany.

    Coverage starts on BBC3 from 19:00 BST and also on the BBC Sport website.

  91. 1259: 

    Norway's Espen Kofstad plays the inward nine in 29 strokes, finishing with three birdies and an eagle in the final four holes, for a seven-under-par opening round of 64 to lead the Wales Open at Celtic Manor, the first qualifying event for European selection at the 2014 Ryder Cup.

    European captain Paul McGinley returned a 70, but charismatic Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez has had a bad day, with an outward nine of 43 containing five bogeys and a double bogey, and a round of 78.

  92. 1248: 

    Middlesbrough defender Jonathan Woodgate tells BBC Tees that he believes injuries prevented him from fulfilling his potential as a professional footballer.

    Woodgate has made 357 appearances for six clubs and won eight England caps but his career was blighted by thigh and hamstring problems.

    "My career could have been so much more, but that's life. You've got to get on with it," he said.


    We're asking today if Spurs have been the most astute team in the transfer market, whether it could be perfectly timed to coincide with supposed uncertainties in new regimes at the two Manchester clubs and whether a host of new foreign signings will gel quickly enough to make them stronger than last season when Gareth Bale was in full flow. Please keep your thoughts coming in to #bbcsportsday.

    El Yaro: Spurs have really taken the initiative this year, can't wait for the end of the window.

    Rob Gore: Where Spurs finish will depend entirely on whether AVB has a team or eleven individuals. Not entirely convinced it'll work.

    Piran Saunders: Really good business by spurs but are not realistically going to finish above United, City or Chelsea.

  94. 1236: 

    All matches in rugby union's Aviva Premiership this season will have a television match official.

    The scheme was used in the league for televised matches last season.

    The referee can ask the TMO to rule on any incident in the lead-up to a try, back to the last stoppage in play.

  95. 1229: 

    Pakistan-born seam bowler Azharullah, the leading wicket-taker in this year's Friends Life t20 with 27 wickets at a cost of 12.6, has signed a new two-year deal with Northamptonshire.

  96. 1225: 

    Morecambe captain Mark Hughes paid tribute to Wednesday's record crowd at the Globe Arena after his side lost to Newcastle United in the Capital One Cup.

    The Shrimps of League Two succumbed to two late goals against the Magpies in front of a crowd of 5,375 - the highest for a competitive game since the stadium opened in August 2010.

  97. 1219: 

    Pakistan compile 299-4 from their 50 overs in the second one-day international with Zimbabwe in Harare. Mohammed Hafeez hits an unbeaten 136 from 130 balls with nine fours and five sixes. Zimbabwe lead the three-match series 1-0.

  98. 1216: 

    Celtic have been handed a home tie against Morton in the third round of the League Cup. Partick Thistle were the only unseeded Scottish Premiership team in the hat and they came out against former manager Jackie McNamara's Dundee United side at Tannadice.

    Premiership leaders Inverness also have a trip to Dundee while Queen of the South's reward for knocking out holders St Mirren is a trip to Tynecastle to face Hearts. Ties will be played on 24 and 25 September.

  99. 1213:  
    Ben Smith, BBC SportFOOTBALL
    Tiago Ilori (left) challenges Benfica's Enzo Perez

    "Liverpool are also likely to be busy in the next few days. Manager Brendan Rodgers remains determined to add an attacking player and a central defender.

    "Now Sporting Lisbon's Tiago Ilori, 20, is the defender he really wants but so far this summer, the asking price of close to £15m has been way above Liverpool's valuation of the player.

    "The hope at Anfield, is that a deal can still be done. In terms of an attacking player? Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko, who has a year left on his contract, is one option. But there are others and, as always, it will come down to getting the best possible value for money."

  100. 1208: 

    The International Paralympic Committee has announced that the UK will be involved in all Paralympic Games torch relays, starting as soon as next March.

    It recognises the fact that Stoke Mandeville is the birthplace of the Paralympic movement after German spinal injuries doctor Sir Ludwig Guttmann created the Stoke Mandeville Games in 1948, an event that became the forerunner for the Paralympic Games, which were first held in Rome, Italy in 1960.

    It means Stoke Mandeville will be part of the torch relay for next year's Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi which runs from 26 February to 7 March - becoming the first place in history to be involved in the Paralympic Torch Relay outside of the Games hosting country.

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    We're asking today if Spurs have been the most astute team in the transfer market, whether it could be perfectly timed to coincide with supposed uncertainties in new regimes at the two Manchester clubs and whether a host of new foreign signings will gel quickly enough to make them stronger than last season when Gareth Bale was in full flow. Please keep your thoughts coming in to #bbcsportsday.

    Garath Thompson: Levy proves his shrewd tag again. Quiet signings of great players. Last year Bale dragged us to 7/10, already better!

    Charlie Cavanagh: Spurs can't expect all these new players to gel straight away. Could actually stall their progress for a season or two.

    Quarl Marx: Levy has learnt from every problem as a chairman, and won't let spurs be bullied. Excellent signings so far with more to come.

  102. 1206: 

    Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski could be out of action for up to 10 weeks with a hamstring injury suffered in the midweek Champions League play-off win over Fenerbahce, manager Arsene Wenger confirms.

    "His hamstring is much more damaged than we thought at the start," Wenger says. "It is very disappointing and we have paid a very heavy price for that win. We have to be patient now."

  103. 1201: 

    Another tribute to the great Cliff Morgan, who has died today aged 83, from Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport: "Cliff Morgan was not only a superstar in rugby union, but also a pioneer in sports broadcasting and an inspiration to so many of the great voices of BBC Sport. He was a scholar and a wordsmith, who had a wonderful understanding of the use of language in broadcasting.

    "His commentary of the 1973 Barbarians match against the All Blacks, and in particular Gareth Edwards' famous try, was sublime in its simplicity and will be remembered for many years to come.

    "Off-air, he played a huge role in the success of BBC Sport in the 70s and 80s, across a number of senior positions, delivering coverage of huge events including World Cups, Commonwealth and Olympic Games. He will be sorely missed by all in the sports broadcasting community."

  104. 1155: 

    Here's one for you to mull over from @QofS_Official. Since 1992, which nine Italian teams have qualified for the group stages of the Champions League? We will bring you the answers later this afternoon.

  105. 1153: 

    Domestic cricket news now and Worcestershire's Alan Richardson has taken a hat-trick on the second morning against Leicestershire at Grace Road.

    Richardson dismissed Ollie Freckingham with the last ball of one over and had Matthew Hoggard and Alex Wyatt lbw with the first two balls of the next to end Leicestershire's first innings on 274 all out.

  106. 1144: 

    Mohammed Hafeez hits a century for Pakistan as they reach 222-4 after 44 overs of their innings, having been asked to bat by Zimbabwe in the second one-day international in Harare. Zimbabwe lead the three-match series 1-0.

  107. 1143:  
    Ben Smith, BBC SportFOOTBALL
    France international Bafetimbi Gomis

    "Newcastle are one of the clubs who will be busy over the final few days of the transfer window. Their manager Alan Pardew is desperate to bring in one more striker to bolster his squad.

    "There has been an enquiry for their former striker Demba Ba, now at Chelsea. But at this stage the finances do not add up for Newcastle. That is likely to mean the St James' Park club go back in for Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 28, who they have attempted to sign twice already this summer."

  108. 1136: 

    BBC Radio Sheffield's Rob Staton reports on Twitter: "Understand Wolves have had an offer accepted for Scott Golbourne. Player in talks at Molineux. The 25-year-old full-back has featured in all six of Barnsley's games so far this season."

  109. 1117: 

    Taiwan's Lu Wei-chih, 34, will return to top-level Asian golf next month at the Yeangder Tournament Players' Championship after overcoming a brain tumour which he feared would end his career.

  110. 1110: 

    BBC Radio 5 live presenter Mark Pougatch on Twitter: "To work in the same room as Cliff Morgan was to know you were working in the right place alongside the very best."

  111. 1103: 

    Belgium's squad for the 2014 World Cup qualifier away to Scotland on 6 September contains 10 players from the Premier League; Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Jan Vertonghen, Nacer Chadli and Moussa Dembele (Spurs), Marouane Fellaini and Kevin Mirallas (Everton), Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) and Christian Benteke (Aston Villa).

    Two more English-based players, defenders Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen, miss out through injury.

  112. 1057:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveSPORT

    There will be a special tribute to the legendary Cliff Morgan the during 5 live Sport tonight from 1930-2000 BST.

  113. 1054: 

    Welsh Rugby Union president Dennis Gethin pays tribute to Cliff Morgan, who has died today aged 83. "I have lost a friend and we have all lost one of rugby's greats who was also a true gentleman," Gethin says.

    "His exploits as a player for Cardiff, Wales, the Barbarians and the British and Irish Lions are legendary, but he also achieved so much off the field of play.

    "As a broadcaster he became one of the best-known faces and voices of radio and television in the UK and as a producer and editorial executive he reached the top of his profession."

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    We're asking this morning if Spurs have been the most astute team in the transfer market, whether it could be perfectly timed to coincide with supposed uncertainties in new regimes at the two Manchester clubs and whether a host of new foreign signings will gel quickly enough to make them stronger than last season when Gareth Bale was in full flow. Please keep your thoughts coming in to #bbcsportsday.

    Nick Bell: We've gone from being a one man team to a potential world class team - AVB has all the components for a top 3 finish.

    Andrew Leason: Definitely stronger just hope they can all gel..may take a bit of time but sure going to be fun to watch!

    dalfredo: Definitely stronger! Lost our best player in a generation but replaced with the best squad we've had since the 50's!

  115. 1048: 

    Lancashire captain Glen Chapple confirms he will play on next season as he approaches his 40th birthday.

    The veteran seamer, who passed the milestone of 900 first-class wickets in May, is currently in his 22nd season with the Red Rose county. "It's like he's going backwards in years rather than forwards - he's like Benjamin Button," head coach Peter Moores told BBC Radio Manchester.

  116. 1046: 
    Richard Conway, BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondentFOOTBALL

    "Gordon Taylor's position as chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association is secure, despite tabloid reports about his gambling, and a statement to that effect will be made later today by the organisation."

  117. 1043: 

    Castleford hooker Adam Milner, 21, signs a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until the end of 2016.

  118. 1020: 

    Finland's Mikko Ilonen is the early leader at the Wales Open, three under after seven holes, with evergreen Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez level par at the same stage. Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley is level after 11.

  119. 1014: 

    Other British crews through to the finals of the World Championships are Northern Ireland brothers Richard and Peter Chambers, who won their semi-final in the lightweight men's double, and Ruth Walczak - a winner in the lightweight single sculls.

    The men's quadruple sculls team of Graeme Thomas, Charles Cousins, Sam Townsend and Peter Lambert qualified in second place and the lightweight women's double sculls team of Imogen Walsh and Kathryn Twyman were also second, while Mat Tarrant stroked the men's four team including Alan Sinclair, Scott Durrant and Nathaniel Reilly O'Donnell into the final in third place.

  120. 1012: 

    Olympic champion Helen Glover and new team-mate Polly Swann reached the final of the women's coxless pair at the World Championships in Chengju, South Korea after winning their semi-final with a three-second advantage over American pair Taylor Goetzinger and Meghan Musnicki.

  121. 1005: 

    BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker on Twitter: "Sad to hear that Cliff Morgan has died. A trailblazer for top sportsmen going into broadcasting. Eloquent, passionate, witty, Charming."

  122. 1003: 

    Bradford make Salford utility back Lee Gaskell their fourth major signing for 2014.

    The 22-year-old has spent most of the 2013 season on loan to the Reds from hometown club St Helens and has opted to join the Bulls on a two-year contract.

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    We're asking this morning if Spurs have been the most astute team in the transfer market, whether it could be perfectly timed to coincide with supposed uncertainties in new regimes at the two Manchester clubs and whether a host of new foreign signings will gel quickly enough to make them stronger than last season when Gareth Bale was in full flow. Please keep your thoughts coming in to #bbcsportsday.

    Mike: Spurs have done amazing work in the transfer window. Be afraid Arsenal fans...very afraid.

    Neme Neme: With the amount spent and quality injected, it could only get better. An outside chance of a title challenge I think.

    Rob Flower: Spurs have strengthened impressively, they'll take 3rd place.

  124. 0957:  
    Ben Smith, BBC SportFOOTBALL

    "Chelsea expect to complete a deal for Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o in the next 24 hours.

    "The 32-year-old will join the Premier League club on a free transfer and sign a one-year-deal. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho made his move for Eto'o after seeing two bids rejected for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

    "Earlier this week, it emerged Rooney was not prepared to force a move to Stamford Bridge by handing in a formal transfer request, effectively ending Chelsea's hopes of signing the England striker."

  125. 0952: 

    A reminder to get your questions in quickly please for four-time Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds. She's with us at Media City this morning but we need your questions in the next few minutes please, using the hashtag #askelliebbc.


    We are asking you on the BBC Sport Facebook page this morning for your favourite football comebacks of all time. Here are a range of opinions so far:

    Jim Abraham: 3 syllables: Is-tan-bul

    Chinatu Jon: Manchester United's comeback against Bayern Munich at Camp Nou in the summer of 1999...

    Chola Elias Chela: Arsenal 4 vs Newcastle 4.... Newcastle down 4 nil at half-time but came back to draw with a great goal from Tiote.

  127. 0949: 

    Perhaps the greatest ever rugby moment, the Gareth Edwards try for the Barbarians against the All Blacks in 1973 and magnificent commentary from Cliff Morgan. You catch watch that superb footage again now on the BBC website.

  128. 0937: 

    Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino says of the 11 international call-ups from his squad: "It's always positive. We're happy about it, even though we will lose players."

    Asked about his English players he says: "In the months I've been here, I've been happily surprised by those players' mentality and commitment. The development of the project at Southampton and its Academy needs to be praised. I want to congratulate the club."

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    We're asking this morning if Spurs have been the most astute team in the transfer market, whether it could be perfectly timed to coincide with supposed uncertainties in new regimes at the two Manchester clubs and whether a host of new foreign signings will gel quickly enough to make them stronger than last season when Gareth Bale was in full flow. Please keep your thoughts coming in to #bbcsportsday.

    Viva Ben Brown: I personally think Spurs are panic buying to compensate for Bale and it will all backfire.

    King Monkey: Spurs already are stronger, we have invested very well in quality players, good strong technical midfield.

    Mark: Spurs will be a much stronger side. They've bought very cannily & will barely notice Bale's departure.

  130. 0931: 

    England players Michael Lumb and Chris Tremlett join the Sydney Sixers for the forthcoming Australian T20 Big Bash League, teaming up with former Australia paceman Brett Lee and current vice-captain Brad Haddin in the squad.

  131. 0924: 
    Cliff Morgan

    Some very sad news to report. The legendary former Wales international and BBC broadcaster Cliff Morgan has died at the age of 83. In a distinguished career he captained the Lions, was head of sport and outside broadcasts for BBC Television and presented the Radio Four programme Sport on Four for over 10 years.

  132. 0919: 

    British player Ross Hutchins speaks to 5 live Breakfast about Andy Murray's opening win over Michael Llodra and says: "He did so well and played fantastically well against a dangerous opponent.

    "He's so experienced in Grand Slams, he knows what it's like to be in the latter stages, he's been in them for all of the recent Grand Slams and he did so well at Wimbledon and the US Open last year.

    "His physical shape is second to none - him Djokovic, Nadal, they're all in prime condition - so he is ready for whatever the draw brings to him and whatever the schedule brings to him."

  133. 0910: 
    Ellie Simmonds

    A year on from the Paralympics, Britain's four-time gold medallist Ellie Simmonds is at Media City today and she will be answering your questions.

    Please send them in using the hashtag #askelliebbc

  134. 0906: 

    Some items from today's BBC Sport Gossip Column now and Manchester United have raised their joint offer for Everton's Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini to £38m. (Daily Mirror)

    United could return with a third bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas in January if the Spain international, 26, is not getting regular football. (the Sun, subscription required)

    Everton are confident of keeping Baines beyond the transfer deadline despite the England left-back, 28, making it clear he wants to join United. (Daily Telegraph)

  135. 0857: 

    The Wales Open is under way at Celtic Manor, scene of Europe's famous victory over USA in the Ryder Cup in 2010. It's a low-key field but the charismatic Miguel Angel Jimenez has just started his round, and Ryder Cup captains past and present, Jose Maria Olazabal and Paul McGinley, are also in action.

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    We're asking this morning if Spurs have been the most astute team in the transfer market, whether it could be perfectly timed to coincide with supposed uncertainties in new regimes at the two Manchester clubs and whether a host of new foreign signings will gel quickly enough to make them stronger than last season when Gareth Bale was in full flow. Please keep your thoughts coming in to #bbcsportsday.

    Atiq Bhagwan: Already stronger. Last season they relied on a once in a career run from Bale but now they have options and balance.

    Dave Straw: If Bale goes abroad, then yes. Losing a player to a Premier League rival (Utd) would be more keenly felt.

    Ronnie Hill: They have already come out weaker, without Bale there are no goals! 2 pens in 2 games to secure just 1-0 victories.

  137. 0845: 

    Zimbabwe win the toss and ask Pakistan to bat in the second one-day international at Harare. Zimbabwe lead the three match series 1-0 having won the opening game by seven wickets.

  138. 0840: 

    Cricket Australia confirms that paceman Ryan Harris, 33, Australia's leading wicket-taker in the Ashes series with 24 scalps, will be sidelined for six to eight weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in the fifth Test against England at The Oval.

    The first Ashes Test in Australia starts in Brisbane on 21 November.

  139. 0838:  
    Piers Newbery, BBC Sport at Flushing MeadowsUS OPEN TENNIS

    British number three Dan Evans will get the chance to step further into the unknown when he plays Australian Bernard Tomic in round two of the US Open at around 20:00 BST in New York. Both men have huge talent, big personalities and dodgy disciplinary records, and the bowl-like Court 17 should be pretty lively when they meet.

    "I really want to go far in the tournament, win a few more matches and I'm ready to play again," said the man from Solihull.


    Also this morning, after Celtic boss Neil Lennon described his team's stoppage time aggregate win over Kazakhstan champions Shakhter Karagandy as "the greatest thing I've ever done in football", we're asking for your finest sporting comebacks.

    Please send them in to our Facebook page.

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    Spurs are the subject of our debate this morning. The Lilywhites now seem certain to lose Gareth Bale to Real Madrid but have broken their transfer record three times already this summer with the signings of Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, Spanish striker Roberto Soldado and Argentine forward Erik Lamela. They have also recruited French midfielder Etienne Capoue and Belgian winger Nacer Chadli and are thought to be closing in on Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen.

    So we're asking this morning if Spurs have a realistic chance of winning the title this season. Has their level of transfer activity been brilliantly timed given there are new managers at the three top clubs, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea? Is it possible for so many new foreign recruits to gel quickly and can they produce the match-winning exploits that Bale achieved last term?

    Please send in your thoughts using the Twitter hashtag #bbcsportsday.

  142. 0829: 

    Tottenham and Swansea are in Europa League action this evening, Spurs at home to Dinamo Tbilisi with a 5-0 lead from the first-leg and the Swans 5-1 up as they travel to Petrolul Ploiesti.

    Our football live text will begin earlier to cover the lengthy process that is the Champions League draw, which is expected to begin around 16:45 BST.

  143. 0823:  
    Piers Newbery, BBC Sport at Flushing MeadowsUS OPEN TENNIS

    "After finally beginning his US Open defence with a straight-sets win with less than half an hour of day three remaining, Andy Murray later told BBC Radio 5 live that he had been offered the chance to start on Tuesday, only for the schedule to slip back and back.

    "It's nothing to do with me being defending champion," he said. "Anyone that knows sport knows that playing seven matches over 13 days is harder than playing seven matches over 15 days."

  144. 0815: 

    Celtic are through to this afternoon's draw for the group stages of the Champions League after James Forrest scored in stoppage time to give them a 3-2 aggregate victory over Kazakhstan champions Shakhter Karagandy.

  145. 0810: 

    Britain's Laura Robson is through to the third round, saving two set points in the second set to see off fellow 19-year-old Caroline Garcia of France 6-4 7-6 (7-5) in one hour 35 minutes.

  146. 0805: 
    Andy Murray acknowledges the crowd after his opening win at the US Open

    Defending champion Andy Murray is safely through his opening match at the US Open, beating Frenchman Michael Llodra in straight sets. Llodra even tried an underarm serve but could not prevent a 6-2 6-4 6-3 victory for Murray in one hour 38 minutes.

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    Hello and welcome to another Sportsday. We'll have an extended edition today to incorporate tonight's prestigious Diamond League meeting as Britain's Adam Gemili takes on the one and only Usain Bolt, but we begin with a look at the top stories on the BBC website this morning.

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