LiveSportsday - 7 August as it happened


  1. Lee Westwood has a share of the early clubhouse lead at US PGA
  2. Tiger Woods disappoints with a three over 74
  3. Arsenal receive bids for Thomas Vermaelen
  4. Howard Webb to explain key refereeing decisions to fans
  5. Falcao snubs Liverpool move - reports

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By Mike Henson and Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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OK that is all for Sportsday for Thursday but there is still plenty of live text goodness on the website. You can follow the closing stages of the opening day of the fourth Test between England and India here, or keep across tonight's Europa League action involving Hull City, St Johnstone and Aberdeen here.

As for Friday, it is the start of the Football League season! Blackburn take on Cardiff in the first kick off of 2014-15 and we will be building up to the new season throughout Sportsday. Join us again then.


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BBC Radio Manchester on Twitter: It's looking like Alvaro Negredo's return at Manchester City is still a while off!

Westwood leads, Woods disappoints


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Lee Westwood has a share of the clubhouse lead after finishing the opening round of the US PGA Championship with a six under 65 - equalling his lowest ever round in a major. American Kevin Chappell is alongside him.

Tiger Woods looks likely to need a big second round to avoid missing the cut as he signed for a disappointing three over 74.



Hull City boss Steve Bruce gives Robert Snodgrass his debut against AS Trencin in the Europa League but fellow new signing Tom Ince is on the bench.

Hull City Starting XI: McGregor, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Elmohamady, Brady, Huddlestone, Snodgrass, Livermore, Sagbo, Long. Subs: Harper, Rosenior, McShane, Meyler, Quinn, Ince, Aluko.

Follow coverage from all of tonight's Europa League games by clicking the 'live coverage' tab at the top of this page.

Sunderland sign Vergini


Sunderland complete the loan signing defender Santiago Vergini.

The 26-year-old centre-back from Argentina had a spell at the Stadium of Light earlier this year.

Westwood moves into the lead


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Lee Westwood, searching for his first major championship, has a share of the US PGA Championship lead heading on to the ninth - his 18th - after carding four birdies in his last five holes.

He is alongside American Kevin Chappell and Italian Edoardo Molinari at the top of the leaderboard. Tiger Woods is still three over through 16.

Barca's quartet of captains



Barcelona announce that Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Leo Messi and Sergio Busquets will be the Spanish side's four captains this season.

I guess one captain and a vice-captain is not enough these days?

Blackpool strengthen further

When it rains, it pours but in Blackpool's case it is pouring players.

Goalkeeper Elliott Parrish joins the Championship side from Bristol City on a one-year deal, becoming the club's fourth signing in as many days.


Striker Stephen Dobbie joins League One Fleetwood Town from Crystal Palace on season long loan.

The capture of the 31-year-old follows the signing of promising Newcastle striker Adam Campbell on a one-month loan.


St Johnstone striker Stevie May - a target for Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday - returns for the second leg of the Europa League qualifier against Spartak Trnava, which kicks off at 18:30 BST.

The 21-year-old missed the 2-1 home defeat in the first leg with a thigh injury but will definitely play in what could be his last match for the Saints.

Updates on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW/DAB and BBC Sport website.


Aberdeen will attempt to overturn a 2-0 deficit in their Europa League third qualifying round second leg against Real Sociedad at Pittodrie at 19:45 BST.

The Dons have announced a sell-out, with Dons boss Derek McInnes hopeful the capacity crowd can help his men. Clark Robertson played an hour of Tuesday's friendly win over Elgin City meaning the Aberdeen squad is now at full strength.

Live on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW/DAB/online, updates on BBC Sport website.

Molinari makes his move



The lack of practice rounds proving telling? Tiger Woods follows up a bogey on the first - his 10th - with another on the second and now finds himself eight shots off the pace in the opening round of the US PGA Championship.

In contrast, Edoardo Molinari is on a conveyor belt climbing the leaderboard. Four successive birdies from the seventh - a 20 foot putt on the ninth a particular highlight - putting him into a tie for the lead with Kevin Chappell.


Cook out for England


England captain Alastair Cook is caught for 17 and the hosts are now 36-2 in reply to India's 152 on the first day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.

Follow live text and Test Match Special commentary here.


A minute's silence will be held ahead of Newcastle's first Premier League game this season in honour of two fans who died on board flight MH17.

John Alder, 63, and Liam Sweeney, 28, were on the Malaysia Airlines flight to watch their heroes play two friendly games in New Zealand.

Newcastle face Manchester City at St James' Park on 17 August and tributes will be paid before the game.

'Class of 92' dust off the boots



A 'Class of 92' team is playing Salford City in a friendly later on Thursday (19:45 BST) at Moor Lane and it is a pretty good team that the visiting side is putting out.

Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt all feature as well as a number of other names familiar to Manchester United fans - Mikael Silvestre, David May and the BBC Sport columnist Robbie Savage.

IPC Swimming European Championships


BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Eindhoven: "Ellie Simmonds is interviewed by BBC Sport's Kate Grey after breaking her own world record to win gold in the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.

"Simmonds set a new mark of three minutes 4.07 seconds - beating her old mark by 0.34 seconds.

"It is her second gold of the competition."

United make medical demands on Vidal

Football gossip

Manchester United want to put Arturo Vidal through a stringent medical before they even discuss a fee with Juventus for the midfielder according to the Daily Star.

United have concerns over a knee injury that the Chile midfielder, 27, had surgery on in May.

"It seems Juventus are happy to go along with it, even though it's not the usual way of doing things in a transfer," a source tells the newspaper.

Tiger's troubles continue


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Tiger Woods' troubles continue at the US PGA Championship as he putts for bogey on the first - his 10th hole. His drive flies wide left and he then falls short of the green with his second shot. A putt for does not have enough oomph and he eventually sinks it for a bogey.

The former world number one is now two over, seven shots behind leader Kevin Chappell.

Simmonds sets news world record

IPC Swimming European Championships

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BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Eindhoven: "Britain's Ellie Simmonds sets a new world record to win the SM6 200m medley at the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.

"The 19-year-old four-time Paralympic champion beat her old record by .34 of a second for her second gold of the week.

"Sascha Kindred triumphed in the men's SM6 medley event while Claire Cashmore shared gold in the SB8 breaststroke for her first major international title."

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