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Summary

  1. Tennis: US Open draw
  2. Europa League draw, Group A: Man Utd, Fenerbahce, Feyenoord & Zorya Luhansk
  3. Group K: Southampton, Inter Milan, Sparta Prague & Hapoel Beer Sheva
  4. Ten Premier League news conferences
  5. Henry joins Belgium coaching staff

Live reporting

By Bibhash Dash and Alan Jewell

Until next time...

So that's it for the US Open draw, but fear not if you've missed it as you can recap on who's going to be playing who on the BBC Sport website.

That's also it for today's Sportsday.

We'll be back with you next week, but in the mean time you can get your weekend fix with a whole load of live text commentaries coming your way on Saturday and Sunday, including all the Premier League action and England's one-day international against Pakistan.

Who have the Brits got?

US Open women's draw

Johanna Konta v Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)

Heather Watson v Qualifier

Naomi Broady v Qualifier

Selected others

Serena Williams (US) v Ekaterina Makarova (Rus)

Angelique Kerber (Ger)  v Polona Hercog (Slo)  

Simona Halep (Rom) v Kirsten Flipkens (Bel)  

Venus Williams (US) v Kateryna Kozlova (Ukr)

Who have the Brits got?

US Open men's draw

Andy Murray v Lukas Rosol (Cze)

Kyle Edmund v Richard Gasquet (Fra)

Aljaz Bedene v Nick Kyrgios (Aus)

Dan Evans v Rajeev Ram (USA)

Selected others

Novak Djokovic (Ser) v Jerzy Janowicz (Pol)

Rafael Nadal (Spa) v Denis Istomin (Uzb)

Juan Martin del Potro (Arg) v Diego Schwartzman (Arg)

Germany's Kerber plays Hercog

US Open women's draw

.@AngeliqueKerber will start @USOpen vs Polona Hercog! #USOpen

.@AngeliqueKerber will start @USOpen vs Polona Hercog! #USOpen

World number two Angelique Kerber will play Slovenian Polona Hercog in the first round. Kerber recently missed out on overtaking Serena Williams at the top of the world rankings after she was beaten in the Cincinnati Open final.

Missing anyone?

US Open

Roger Federer
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If you've tuned in just now to the US Open draw and wondering why we've not mentioned a certain five-time champion, the reason is simple - Roger Federer is injured. The Swiss has been out of action since late July, his last match was the semi-final defeat at Wimbledon.

But do not fear, Federer is biding his time and aiming for next year's Australian Open.

On this day...

The 1972 Olympic Games opened in Munich. The Games were to be marred by the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes at the hands of militants.

A memorial service at the Olympic Stadium in Munich.
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Crowds attend a memorial service at the Olympic Stadium in Munich for the Israeli athletes

Edmund faces French test

US Open men's draw

Kyle Edmund
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Britain's Kyle Edmund, the world number 85, has an extremely tough start against France's world number 15 Richard Gasquet. If Edmund does get through the first few rounds though, it could mean a meeting with no less than Djokovic. If that doesn't fire you up...

Speaking of fired up, the Australian Nick Kyrgios is set to meet Briton Aljaz Bedene in the first round.

Del Potro's all-Argentine opener

US Open men's draw

Olympic silver medallist and 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has drawn fellow Argentine Diego Schwartzman.

Del Potro lost to Andy Murray in the final in Rio, but will have to beat the Scot en route if he is to reach the showpiece in New York.

Murray and Del Potro also face a potentially tricky tie against Stan Wawrinka, with the Swiss world number three on their side of the draw.

Djokovic to face Janowicz

US Open men's draw

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray
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US Open reigning champion Novak Djokovic will begin his defence against world number 120 Jerzy Janowicz, but is in the same half of the draw as Spain's Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic, who beat Roger Federer in last year's final, could potentially meet Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the last 16.

Williams to face Makarova

US Open women's draw

Serena Williams
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Six-time champion and world number one Serena Williams has been drawn to play Russia's Ekaterina Makarova in the first round of the US Open.

Williams will aim to go a couple of steps better than 2015 when she lost to runner-up Roberta Vinci in the semi-final.

Murray gets Rosol

US Open men's draw

Andy Murray
PA

So Andy Murray heads into his first major since retaining the Olympic crown and will begin his US Open campaign against Czech player Lukas Rosol, ranked 82nd in the world.

Murray, the world number two, lost in round four to South Africa's Kevin Anderson last year.

News from New York...

US Open

Andy Murray v Lukas Rosol Dan Evans v Rajeev Ram Heather Watson & Naomi Broady to face qualifiers #USOpen

BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller is in New York for the draw, and has news of who the British players will face in the opening round at the US Open.

Nadal to return in New York

US Open draw

Rafael Nadal
AP

As we get set for the US Open draw, here's a snippet from former world number one Rafael Nadal, who says he is looking forward to returning in New York after an injury-plagued 2016 season.

“It is always great for me to come to New York,” he told the US Open website. “It is a tournament I like a lot. 

"The atmosphere here is just amazing. I feel the love of the crowd and the energy of them, so I enjoy a lot playing in the Arthur Ashe Stadium, especially night sessions.”  

On this day...

England claimed a 10-wicket victory in the second one-day international against South Africa at Trent Bridge in 2008. They went on to win the series 4-0.

England's ODI team celebrate a wicket against South Africa
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Iborra to Sunderland imminent?

Football

Sunderland

Vicente Iborra
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Earlier, we brought you news (09:58 entry) that Sunderland had made a bid for Sevilla midfielder Vicente Iborra, and according The Chronicle the Spanish club have accepted said offer.

The paper say the 28-year-old, who won the Europa League with Sevilla for the past three years, is keen on the move.

Cedric agrees new Saints deal

Football

Southampton

Cedric Soares
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Portugal international Cedric Soares has agreed a new four-year deal at Southampton.

The 24-year-old defender returned to the club as a Euro 2016 winner this season, having played 27 times for the south coast outfit last campaign.

“It’s good news for the club, for Cédric and for all the team. He is an international player, he has won Euro 2016 with Portugal and it's important for the club to keep players of his calibre," manager Claude Puel told the club website.

The women who tried every Olympic sport

#GetInspired

Jen Offord
Jen Offord

Has watching the 2016 Rio Olympics made you want to try a new sport?  How about trying your hand at all the Olympic events? 

That's exactly what Jen Offord and Freya Roger both decided to do.

Rooney backs Phelan at Hull

Hull v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30 BST)

Hull City

Mike Phelan, Wayne Rooney and Sir Alex Ferguson
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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney has backed his former Red Devils coach Mike Phelan to deliver if given the Hull City manager's job on a permanent basis.

"He obviously worked with Sir Alex Ferguson for a long time and played under him," Rooney said. "Hull have started off great this season and I'm sure if he gets the opportunity to manage full time, he'll do a good job."

Well, you'd do a good job as well if you didn't have players putting chocolate on your head.

'Lots to digest' for England

Cricket

Jos Buttler
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England have been given the go-ahead to tour Bangladesh after an ECB security team carried out a security review in the country following a series of deadly attacks and consulted with players and officials on Thursday.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler: "It was a positive meeting last night. Lots of information to digest.

"Some guys in the meeting - Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook have been in this situation before and probably know how to deal with it. But it's new ground for people and it's important we try to deal with it the best we can."

England play two Tests and three one-day internationals between 7 October and 1 November.

Goalkeeper Taylor joins Southampton

Football

Stuart Taylor
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Former Manchester City and Arsenal goalkeeper Stuart Taylor, 35, joins Southampton on a one-year deal.

"It’s fantastic to be here," he said. "I was in contact with Dave Watson and he’s a fantastic goalkeeping coach. When I got a call from him asking to come down, I was over the moon."

Delays for Lisicki

US Open tennis

Mechanical issues again!? Deplaned us😩 Can you, @Delta help a girl to get to the @usopen?

Mechanical issues again!? Deplaned us😩 Can you, @Delta help a girl to get to the @usopen?

Germany's Sabine Lisicki may have to find out the results of today's US Open draw at an airport cafe... or worse, she may be mid-air when it happens! Can someobody hold up a big sign with her first-round opponent?  

Pereira off to Granada

Football

Manchester United

Andreas Pereira
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"I love Andreas Pereira as a player and I would love to have him in my squad. But he will go to Granada."

The words of Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on the Brazilian midfielder, who is yet to feature in the season, and who has just 13 appearances since his arrival in July 2012.

United have confirmed the player's move on their official website.

Hull 'want Cardiff keeper Marshall'

Football

Rob Phillips

BBC Wales Football Correspondent

Cardiff City goalkeeper David Marshall is the subject of an approach from Premier League side Hull City, BBC Wales Sport has learned.

Saturday's Championship clash with Reading could be the Scottish international's farewell before a potential £5m move.

The 31-year-old has made more than 280 appearances for the club since arriving from Norwich City for free in 2009.

Marshall, considered one of the top goalkeepers outside the Premier League, was the subject of interest from West Bromwich Albion last summer.

The emergence of Hull's interest could spark offers from other clubs with Everton also linked.

David Marshall
AP

Man Utd avoid awkward away trip

Europa League draw

Good news for Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, as his side will not be travelling to Turkey or Ukraine between Premier League fixtures against Liverpool and Chelsea.

Mourinho was worried about a long trip on Thursday, 20 October but instead they'll host Fenerbache on that date.

United travel to Anfield on Monday, 17 October and then go to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, 23 October.

Our @EuropaLeague fixtures (1/2): 15 Sep - Feyenoord (A), 18:00 BST 29 Sep - Zorya (H), 20:05 BST 20 Oct - Fenerbahce (H), 20:05 BST

Our @EuropaLeague fixtures (2/2): 3 Nov - Fenerbahce (A), 18:00 GMT 24 Nov - Feyenoord (H), 20:05 GMT 8 Dec - Zorya (A), 18:00 GMT

Yorkshire thrash Notts for title charge

Tim Bresnan
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Yorkshire are five points behind County Championship leaders Middlesex after wrapping up a resounding 305-run victory over Nottinghamshire at Scarborough. 

Gary Ballance's decision not to enforce the follow-on on Wednesday was backed up by his bowlers who needed just 34.3 overs to claim the final seven wickets. Notts were bowled out for 146 chasing 452, as Tim Bresnan claimed five wickets and Jack Brooks four.

Plenty of other games still going on so head over to our live page for the latest updates.

Back of the queue

Belgian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton
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It's looking like a long weekend (and not the good kind) for Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, who was slapped with a 30-place grid penalty for using more than the permitted number of engine parts. On the plus side, the rules state he can't start from beyond the back of the grid, which in a 22-car race is reassuring... probably. What is P30 anyway? The team hotel's reception?

"It is about minimising the damage of taking the penalty," Hamilton said after today's first two practice sessions.

"It is a team sport. It is a growing experience for us and we have learnt a lot from the issues we had and hopefully we won't have them again."

Hamilton starts the race with a 19-point advantage in the championship over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Trott's Premier League predictions

Football

Laura Trott's Premier League predictions for Football Focus

Four-time Olympic cycling champion and Tottenham fan Laura Trott gives her predictions on the weekend's Premier League fixtures in this week's Football Focus predictions challenge.  

Want to make your own choices? Then take part in our predictor game here.

Robson one win away from US Open main draw

Tennis

Laura Robson
Rex Features

Britain's Laura Robson is one win away from qualifying for the US Open after beating Bulgarian Isabella Shinikova.

The 22-year-old won 6-4 6-4 and will now face Germany's Tatjana Maria later for a place in the first round at Flushing Meadows.

Robson has seven victories in a row, having won an event in Landisville earlier this month.

The draw for the first round takes place at 16:30 BST with Britain's Andy Murray, Aljaz Bedene, Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, Johanna Konta, Heather Watson and Naomi Broady all waiting to see who they'll play in round one.

Casillas left out of Spain squad

Football

Iker Casillas
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Former captain Iker Casillas and Chelsea players Cesc Fabregas and Pedro have been left out of new Spain manager Julen Lopetegui's first squad.

Casillas is Spain's most-capped player with 167, but the 35-year-old has been overlooked for the friendly against Belgium and the World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein in September.

Chelsea's Diego Costa and Manchester United's Juan Mata are recalled after being left out of the Euro 2016 squad.

Belgium, remember, have named the former France great Thierry Henry as their second assistant coach (11:16 entry) with Roberto Martinez at the head.

Carlin answers your questions

Swimming

Double Olympic silver medallist Jazz Carlin is answering your questions on our Facebook live right now.

Have a watch here.

Facing Barca 'normal' for Guardiola?

Football

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

The next time Pep Guardiola finds himself facing Barcelona in the Champions League, he reckons it is just going to be a normal game.

He said the first time - with Bayern in 2015 - was special and he felt a lot of emotions.

After getting pitted his old club with Manchester City in yesterday's group stage draw, he does not think it will be quite the same. The time after that, will be normal, he said.

After winning 14 trophies in four seasons at the Nou Camp, when his side were said to be the best club team ever, I am not sure Guardiola is correct.