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Summary

  1. Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter & Lee Westwood are European Ryder Cup wildcards
  2. India thrash England by nine wickets to win one-day international series
  3. Premier League approve Cleverley loan move to Aston Villa
  4. Welbeck exit 'has broken Man Utd identity' says ex-assistant boss Phelan
  5. Gross spending in the summer transfer window reaches a record £835m
  6. GET INVOLVED: Who has done the best business in the transfer window?

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite and Steve Canavan

All times stated are UK

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That's all folks

Well, it's been emotional but another Sportsday is complete. Thanks to all those who read or joined in, or so much as glanced at us while fiddling with their mobile during a quiet moment at work. Sportsday is back at 08:00 BST on Wednesday - see you then.

Contador takes Vuelta lead

Alberto Contador took control of the Spanish Vuelta after former leader Nairo Quintana crashed and lost valuable time during Tuesday's 10th stage won by Tony Martin.

European Ryder Cup team

Golf

Stephen Gallacher
BBC

Cook says 'no excuses'

Cricket

Alistair Cook looks as miserable as sin as he gives his post-match interviews after England's one-day trouncing against India at Edgbaston.

"It is tough to lose three games, especially in the manner we have lost them. We haven't played anywhere near our potential and there is no excuses for that," said the England skipper.

"India have outskilled us. They've bowled, fielded and batted better than us. It is a hard place to be at the moment but we've got to stay true to ourselves and work really hard. That's what we did in the Test match series and we turned it around."

Shankly salute

Football

Bill Shankly
Getty Images

Bill Shankly OBE, one of the greatest British managers of all-time, would be celebrating his 101st birthday were he still alive today.

A Scottish international as a player, Shankly went on to transform Liverpool from Second Division club to winners of three First Division Championships, two FA Cups, four Charity Shields and one UEFA Cup.

He retired after Liverpool won the 1974 FA Cup Final and died seven years later, in 1981, at the age of 68.

Mr Shankly, we salute you.

Sport birthdays

Jimmy Connors
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The great Jimmy Connors, he of the two-handed backhand, is 62 today. He shares his birthday with Lennox Lewis (49) and Joey Barton (32), amongst others

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Many thanks for your thoughts from the BBC Sport Facebook page about the make-up of the European Ryder Cup team.

Davie Brown: Donald has not done enough. Poulter is Mr Ryder Cup. Gallacher would have qualified every other year until we decided we want three picks and is also the form man. Westwood is too experienced in these matches to leave out. Good call McGinley.

David O Rourke: Poulter and Westwood are magnificent in the Ryder Cup, especially Poulter.

Sarah Ralston: Good choices. So pleased for Steven Gallacher, he has earned his place.

Geoff Croft: Is Gallacher the token Scot? Would he have been picked over Donald had it not been at Gleneagles? I wonder.

Allardyce content with new signings

West Ham's Sam Allardyce is another manager happy with his transfer business.

He completed his ninth and final signing of the summer yesterday with the acquisition of France international Morgan Amalfitano from Olympique de Marseille.

"It has been a good window for us," Allardyce told the

Hammers' website. "As everybody knows, we're trying to play a more expansive game. We have signed a lot of players and we hope they bed in now. Hopefully they will get better and better as quickly as possible."

Bruce's transfer delight

Football

Hull City were one of the main movers on transfer deadline day and manager Steve Bruce is delighted with the "fantastic business" done.

The Tigers bought in four new players yesterday, including Uruguayan international striker

Abel Hernandez for a club record £10m. "The big pat on the back has to go to the people that employ me," Bruce told the
club's website.

"There is a real trust there between them and me and the supporters that we're going to do the best that we possibly can. They have proved that again with what we've been able to do in this transfer window."

European Ryder Cup team

Golf

Jamie Donaldson
BBC
Thomas Bjorn
BBC Sport

India thrash England at Edgbaston

Cricket

India win the one-day international series against England after storming to a nine-wicket victory at Edgbaston. Ajinkya Rahane made 106 and Shihkar Dhawan won the match with a six to finish on 97 as India overhauled England's paltry 206 with 117 balls to spare.

It puts India 3-0 up in the series with the final match at Headingley on Friday.

O'Neill's wait almost over

Football

Martin O'Neill is relishing the task of leading his Republic of Ireland team in earnest for the first time.

After Wednesday's friendly against Oman in Dublin, the 62-year-old takes charge of his first competitive fixture - Sunday's opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia in Tbilisi.

"We want to start as strongly as we possibly can and try to get some points on the board if it's at all possible in a group that's going to be tight," said O'Neill, who has had to wait 10 months for the first meaningful match of his reign to come around.

Celtic & St Johnstone fined over banners

Football

Celtic and St Johnstone have been fined by Uefa for fans displaying Palestinian flags during European games.

St Johnstone received a £14,300 fine, which also includes a sanction for "insufficient organisation", while Celtic were fined £15,900 for their fans displaying what Uefa described as an "illicit banner".

European Ryder Cup team

Golf

Victor Dubuisson
BBC
Graeme McDowell
BBC Sport

Rooney "a bit chubby" says Norway defender

England captain Wayne Rooney in England training
AFP

Norway defender Vegard Forren has branded England captain Wayne Rooney "a bit chubby" ahead of the friendly on Wednesday night. Norway are placed 53rd in the Fifa world rankings, 33 spots below England.

Welbeck an England doubt

Football

Jack Colback might not be the only England player sitting out tomorrow's friendly against Norway - Arsenal new boy Danny Welbeck is a doubt after sustaining a knock in training.

"Unfortunately in training today he received a knock in the session," said boss Roy Hodgson. "I would be very disappointed if he could not play because of what happened with the last kick of the session."

Cleverley signs for Villa

Football

Tom Cleverley
Getty Images

We told you earlier that Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley was heading to Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season, subject to Premier League approval, and that confirmation has now arrived.

Villa have

tweeted: "We have signed midfielder Tom Cleverley from Man United on a season-long loan. Welcome Tom."

India close in at Edgbaston

Cricket

It won't be long before India beat England in the

fourth one-day international at Edgbaston. The tourists are 150 without loss after 25 overs, needing only 57 more to win.

Australia beat South Africa in Harare

Cricket

Australia

beat South Africa by 62 runs in their triangular series match in Harare. The bonus-point win means Australia have made it to the series final, despite
losing to Zimbabwe on Sunday.

Despite 126 from Faf du Plessis containing eight fours and six sixes, South Africa were all out for 220 after 44 overs.

Road Cycling

Cycling

Nick Hope

BBC Olympic sports reporter

Olympic track cycling champion Laura Trott has left the Wiggle-Honda road racing team and signed for British outfit Matrix Fitness Vulpine.

Trott, 22, who won omnium and team pursuit gold at London 2012, will be the lead cyclist with her new team, having previous played a supporting role.

Simpson-Daniel retires through injury

Former England wing James Simpson-Daniel, who won 10 caps between 2002-2010, has announced his retirement with immediate effect due to injury.

The 32-year-old winger has been sidelined since November when he suffered an

horrific ankle injury against Newcastle Falcons at Kingsholm. "I know that I've given it everything and I can't praise the Gloucester Rugby medical staff highly enough," he said. "I don't think it's really sunk in yet to be honest. But I've had a really good trot, I can't have any complaints. I've got so many fantastic memories from my time in the game."

Bell suffers "small fracture" in toe

Cricket

England batsman Ian Bell has suffered a "small fracture" in his left big toe, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirms.

Bell was hit while batting against throw-downs before today's fourth one-day international against India at Edgbaston.

The injury will be assessed before the fifth and final match of the series at Headingley on Friday.

European Ryder Cup team

Golf

Martin Kaymer
BBC

Vaughan concedes defeat

Cricket

Michael Vaughan on Twitter
Other

Former England captain

Michael Vaughan on Twitter, summing up the woeful situation with the England one-day team. "The New England ODI flag.." he writes.

Enjoy the number 7 shirt, Beckham tells Di Maria

Football

A final word from David Beckham in his earlier interview with the BBC. Speaking about Angel Di Maria, whom

Manchester United signed from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of £59.7m, he says: "He is obviously a very talented player.

"He has played in the World Cup, won the Champions League, but my advice to him wearing the number 7 is enjoy it because wearing that shirt is without a doubt one of the proudest moments I have had in my career."

India stroll towards victory

Cricket

At the risk of tempting fate, India look on course to cruise to victory in the fourth one-day international at Edgbaston.

They are 70-0 after 12.5 overs, in response to England's effort of 206 all out in 49.3 overs. Shikhar Dhawan is 30 not out, Ajinkya Rahane 34.

An India win means they will wrap up the series. Let's be honest, any other outcome at this point would be a surprise of epic proportions.

European Ryder Cup team

Golf

Justin Rose
BBC Sport

Ivory Coast-Sierra Leone match to go ahead

Football

Ivory Coast will host their African Nations Cup qualifier against Ebola-affected Sierra Leone this weekend following a special meeting of the country's national security council.

The announcement follows reassurances from the Sierra Leonean Football Association that none of the 20 players or four staff members in its entourage has visited Sierra Leone in the last 21 days, the incubation period for Ebola, with 935 cases of the deadly virus confirmed in Sierra Leone as of 29 August, including 380 deaths.

Question of Sport teaser

Earlier we asked you which seven non-Englishmen have been captain's picks for Europe at the Ryder Cup.

The answers are: Clarke, Colsaerts, Garcia, Harrington, Molinari, Montgomerie and Parnevik.

Scotsman Stephen Gallacher is now on to the list too of course.

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Here are more of your thoughts about the European Ryder Cup team. Keep your opinions coming to #bbcsportsday, and BBC Sport Facebook.

Rian Hoskins: Risk choosing Stephen Gallacher due to inexperience, but he is on good form. Westwood and Poulter will step up their game for the Ryder Cup.

Richard Murphy: Westwood doesn't deserve a pick, rank all season and Donald is unbeaten in Ryder Cup.

European Ryder Cup team

Golf

Sergio Garcia
BBC Sport

A Wilshere welcome

Football

Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere Twitter

Jack Wilshere has

tweeted this photo of himself and new Arsenal team-mate Danny Welbeck, saying: "Big welcome to my boy Welbz. Great player for a great club. Another English lad!"

Morley stays on with Salford

Rugby League

Former England forward Adrian Morley, the oldest player in Super League at 37, will play on for Salford in 2015 but has handed the captaincy on to team-mate Harrison Hansen.

England press conference

Football

Wayne Rooney, on how he isn't glued to the television screen on transfer deadline day: "It is interesting to see which players are going where but I'm not one to sit in front of the TV for hours and watch which players are coming in and going out of clubs.

"It is easier to find out the next day who has gone where."

True Wayne, but not as much fun. surely?

England press conference

Football

Wayne Rooney on England's style of play: "It's exciting times. The Italy game and the Uruguay game [at the World Cup] were really disappointing results but I thought we did well in both games. We showed some great signs of great attacking football and the lads have hopefully gained some vital experience and we can go out and play some attractive football."

England press conference

Football

Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney
PA

Roy Hodgson on Danny Welbeck's move to Arsenal: "The biggest bonus is for Danny Welbeck. When you are a player of his calibre and find yourself at United with competition for places, you don't always get the starts you would like.

"He is going to a club where he will hopefully get more starts and playing time.

"It is not easy for players playing a small part in club games, then coming and playing 90 minutes for England in intense surroundings.

"So I am pleased for Danny and I think Arsenal have signed a good player.

"But my job is with England and the players I choose. I don't wish to make any suggestions about what clubs do with their players. But I cannot deny the more players play and the more experience they get, especially at Champions League level, the better it is for me at international level."

England press conference

Football

More from Roy Hodgson on the expected low attendance at Wembley: "I've been lucky that we've played in front of full houses and it will be a new experience tomorrow but, as Gary Neville has pointed out, there were times when he was playing where they got 25,000, so let's keep things in perspective.

"We are very grateful to the people who supported us in Brazil and who comes tomorrow. We have to make sure we do re-engage with the public."

England press conference

Football

Roy Hodgson, on whether too many overseas players are diluting homegrown talent in the Premier League: "It is an interesting debate, not least thanks to

Greg Dyke's report.

"I am very calm about what's going on. I think we have enough players. I just have to accept, and our nation has to accept, that some of our players will be selected on benches, which was unthinkable five to 10 years ago but it is the world we live in.

"The standard in the Premier League, with some of the players being signed, we are becoming a magnet for the best players in the world. It could be advantageous for English players who become top players in their team."

England press conference

Football

Wayne Rooney on the expected low attendance at Wembley: "I still think the crowd is going to be good, around about 40,000, and if you look around Europe it's still one of the highest there is.

"Obviously it is a bit lower than normal but we expected that, the World Cup was disappointing and it's a backlash from that. We want to make sure the crowd know we are giving everything we can to win the game tomorrow and on Monday [the first Euro qualifier against Switzerland]."

England press conference

Football

England skipper Wayne Rooney on Radamel Falcao's arrival at Manchester United:

"I don't know how Falcao's arrival could affect my role. I think it is a fantastic signing. He is one of the best players in the world. It is a real show of intent by Manchester United.

"It is a thrill. We have an exciting team. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and I want it to be successful."