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Summary

  1. Arsenal face Besiktas in Champions League (19:45 BST)
  2. Football League and Scottish Challenge Cup programme this evening
  3. Malky Mackay set to be named Crystal Palace manager - reports
  4. Luis Suarez 'speaking to professionals' after Chiellini bite
  5. Mourinho wants goalkeeper Cech to stay at Chelsea

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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  1. Klok-ing off

    My colleague Tom Rostance is underway with the live text commentary of Arsenal's Champions League qualifier against Besiktas. If you're still reading this, be sure to get yourself to that page for the latest team news, and of course the action from the match itself.

    That brings us to the end of another action-packed Sportsday. Luis Suarez told the world's media he'd sought professional help for his biting problem, Malky Mackay's appointment as Crystal Palace looks all but rubber-stamped, and we brought you all the latest transfer gossip, including rumours of potential moves for Manchester United target Mehdi Benatia and Chelsea target William Carvalho.

    That's it from Sportday for another day, so if you'll excuse us, we're going to make like newly departed Ross County midfielder Mark Klok and Klok off. See you tomorrow.

  2. Adkins laments absentees for Huddersfield visit

    Championship

    Nigel Adkins

    Winless Huddersfield are currently bottom of the Championship and will be looking to kick-start their campaign with a positive result when they take on Reading this evening - and they face a Royals side beset by injury problems.

    "At the moment there's eight unavailable senior players to add to the group," Reading boss Nigel Adkins told the club website. "None of them will be available for Huddersfield but we're looking forward to them coming back and we're excited for Tuesday's game."

    Reading have made a promising start to the season with four points from their opening two games.

  3. Cockroft continues British success

    IPC European Athletics Championships

    Here's the latest update from BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at the IPC European Athletics Championships in Swansea:

    "Hannah Cockroft has won Britain's third gold medal of the day at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea.

    "Cockroft won the T34 100m in a time of 18.93 seconds - almost 1.5 seconds clear of the rest of the field while team-mate Mel Nicholls took bronze. It follows the earlier successes for Jonnie Peacock and Sammi Kinghorn."

  4. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    Tennis

    Andy Murray

    British tennis number 1 Andy Murray is seeded eighth for the US Open.

    Novak Djokovic is the top seed for the year's final Grand Slam, while Roger Federer is seeded second.

  5. Key battles

    Besiktas v Arsenal

    Aaron Ramsey

    Jermaine Jones v Aaron Ramsey

    Wales captain Ramsey was superb for the Gunners last season, and his late winner for Arsenal against Crystal Palace at the weekend suggested that the 23-year-old is ready to perform a talismanic role once again this season. But he faces a tough opponent in powerful defensive midfielder Jones, who was excellent for the USA at the recent World Cup.

    Demba Ba v Laurent Koscielny

    French defender Koscielny faces a late fitness test on his Achilles, otherwise Calum Chambers could partner Per Mertesacker at the heart of the Arsenal defence. But if, as expected, Koscielny plays, he will find himself up against a familiar foe in former Newcastle and Chelsea striker Ba. The Senegalese is no stranger to scoring crucial goals in the Champions League: he netted for Chelsea against PSG in last season's quarter-final, and also claimed a hat-trick in Besiktas's first qualifier this season.

  6. Norway back for retiring Hangeland

    Football

    Brede Hangeland

    Crystal Palace defender Brede Hangeland has called time on his international career with Norway.

    The 33-year-old has won 91 caps for his country in his 12-year international career.

    "For many years I have had a very high load on my body, and now it feels essential to make this decision," said Hangeland.

    "It is a heavy decision. I am very proud to have represented Norway on so many occasions. Playing for Norway has given me some of my best experiences on the football field."

  7. Stat attack

    Besiktas v Arsenal

    Besiktas have a mixed record in their 14 past encounters against English clubs - winning four, drawing three and losing seven.

    Arsenal, on the other hand, have yet to lose over 90 minutes against Turkish sides, conceding just twice in seven meetings: Won four drawn three. However, those games include the final of the 2000 UEFA Cup, which Arsene Wenger's side lost 4-1 on penalties to Galatasaray following 120 goalless minutes in Copenhagen.

    Arsenal have won all 12 of their previous Champions League play-off matches, eliminating Dinamo Zagreb (2006), Sparta Prague (2007), FC Twente (2008), Celtic (2009), Udinese (2011) and Fenerbahce (2013).

  8. McCarthy expects tough Blues test

    Championship

    Mick McCarthy

    Mick McCarthy is expecting a tough scrap when his Ipswich Town side take on Birmingham City this evening.

    The Town boss has told the club's website that he is hoping to avenge the defeat suffered at Reading at the weekend but is expecting Lee Clark's Blues to provide stern opposition.

    "They've had quite a big shake-up at Birmingham and Lee has brought some good players in this summer," McCarthy said.

    "Make no mistake, we are expecting to go there and face a scrap tonight. They are a tough side, are Birmingham, and they had a good result at the weekend."

  9. Peaty and Murdoch seal British one-two

    Swimming

    More precious metal for Britain's swimmers at the European Aquatics Championships in Berlin. Adam Peaty wins Team GB's second gold of the evening in the 100m breaststroke, with team-mate Ross Murdoch collecting the silver.

  10. Cowie returns to Cardiff

    Championship

    Don Cowie

    Plenty of intriguing fixtures in tonight's Championship programme, not least Wigan's trip to Cardiff.

    Just two months after leaving the Bluebirds, Don Cowie returns to familiar surroundings with his new club Wigan - but the midfielder insists there is no room for sentiment.

    The 31-year-old helped Cardiff to win promotion from the Championship in 2012-13 and is hoping to start against his former club tonight.

    "I had three great years there," Cowie tells Wigan's official website. "My youngest child was born in Wales so I've got a lot of things to be thankful for but I'm in a new chapter of my career now and everything is about Wigan - the rest is in the past."

  11. Walker-Hebborn wins gold

    Swimming

    Some British medals to tell you about at the European Aquatics Championships in Berlin. Chris Walker-Hebborn has won Great Britain's first gold of the Championships with victory in the 100m backstroke.

    Meanwhile, Ben Proud took bronze in the 50m fly, and Fran Halsall also claimed bronze in the same event for the women.

  12. Wenger wary of 'difficult' game

    Besiktas v Arsenal

    Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he's determined to take tonight's opponents seriously:

    "It is a big test. Every game you win makes you stronger. On that front winning games helps you to gain confidence. The group still needs to grow," says Wenger.

    "Every challenge is different and beating a Turkish team away from home is very difficult, but we want to perform at our best. Besiktas are on the back of a good result against Feyenoord. We're on our toes and want to produce a good result.

    "First we have to qualify for the Champions League, and that is a very difficult task and we know we have two difficult games. So before speaking about anything else we know we have to put in two big performances against Besiktas."

  13. Besiktas boss Bilic targets 'history'

    Besiktas v Arsenal

    Slaven Bilic

    As Sportsday enters its final hour, we're turning our attention to tonight's football, with big matches in the Champions League qualifying round and the Championship.

    First up, Arsenal's Champions League play-off with Turkish side Besiktas.

    Slaven Bilic is a man who doesn't mind dropping an emotive quote - and the Besiktas manager has obliged ahead of tonight's big game.

    "We know what we're up against and we're ready to fight right until the end," says the Croat.

    "It's a massive game not only for this generation but for the history of Besiktas. Arsenal are one of the best teams in Europe, but we have a plan and we're going to make it happen."

    Big words.

  14. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Eilish McColgan

    We've been asking you to tell us your favourite sporting parent-child combinations. Here are some of your nominations...

    Tim Stubbs: Trying to level it up a bit for the fairer sex. Can only think of Liz & Eilish McColgan. Still, no shoddy athletic combo there!

    Ivo van der Brand: Father Blind witnessing his son score a goal vs Brazil delivered some poignant footage during this past World Cup.

    Luke Fram Burton: Can't forget the Forest quartet: Brian and Archie overseeing Nigel Clough and Scott Gemmill. Happy times...

  15. De Kock ties record

    Cricket

    Quinton de Kock

    South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock became the equal quickest batsman ever to reach 1,000 one-day international runs as South Africa beat Zimbabwe earlier today. Kock, 21, made 38 to bring up the tally in just 21 games, matching the record held by England's Jonathan Trott.

    South Africa won by 61 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

  16. Shakhtar duo on the move?

    Football

    Douglas Costa

    Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu says in-demand midfield duo Douglas Costa and Fernando could leave the Ukrainian club this summer, according to Sky Sports.

    Sky Sports quotes Lucescu as saying, "Sooner or later they will leave." Playmaker Costa has been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal, while holding midfielder Fernando is rumoured to be a target for several Serie A clubs.

  17. Reus snubs Man United?

    Football

    Marco Reus

    Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus has snubbed a move to Manchester United, the Express reports.

    Atletico Madrid have also been linked with the German's signature, but the Spanish club's president Enrique Cerezo says the 25-year-old is unlikely to move.

    "Marco Reus is a player who is impossible to us," Cerezo said. "He had an offer for a lot of money from Manchester United and he has not gone."

  18. Get involved

    In the wake of Max Verstappen's F1 breakthrough (11 years after dad Jos hung up his overalls), you've been letting us know your favourite sporting parent-child combinations...

    Johan and Jordi Cruyff

    Richard Ryan: It has to be Eidur Gudjohnsen being subbed on for his old man for Iceland.

    Gordon: Cruyffs have to be up there! Although Jordi wasn't as successful, he owns a Premier League winners medal!

    John McEnerney: Derek & Scott, Craig, Gavin Quinnell. Not forgetting Barry John is their uncle, some pedigree there! Wales & Lions.

    Keep them coming in at #bbcsportsday.

  19. South Africa see off Zimbabwe

    Cricket

    Faf de Plessis (left) and Ryan McLaren

    It's all over at Bulawayo, where South Africa have beaten Zimbabwe by 61 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match one-day international series.

    Faf du Plessis top-scored for the Proteas with 55, before Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell did the damage with three wickets apiece. Only Sean Williams, with 55, provided any sustained resistance for the hosts.

  20. Benatia nearing England move?

    Football

    Mehdi Benatia

    Roma defender Mehdi Benatia is nearing a move to the Premier League, according to the Metro.

    The 27-year-old, who has been heavily linked with Manchester United and Chelsea throughout the summer, missed training with his Italian club today. Roma are said to be keen to ensure that the Moroccan avoids picking up any injuries which could jeopardise a potential transfer.

  21. Armstrong 'proud' of career

    Cycling

    Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has told CNN that he's proud of the effort he put into his cycling career.

    "I worked my ass off for the US Postal team and I'm proud of it," the American said.

    In an interview with the broadcaster, Armstrong also revealed that he has never been subjected to abuse over his drug-taking past.

    "I sometimes get the vibe that someone wants to say something but it's never happened," he said.

  22. Delhi sign world's tallest keeper

    Football

    Kristof van Hout

    Here's one man you wouldn't want to face in a penalty shoot-out: Kristof van Hout, the world's tallest goalkeeper, who has just signed for Indian club Delhi Dynamos FC. The Belgian towers over Peter Crouch at an imposing 6ft 10in.

    The question is, does he come up for corners when his team are losing in injury time?

  23. Live now

    Youth Olympic Games

    Hands up if you want to watch some live sport? Luckily we have the Youth Olympic Games to satisfy your appetite.

    Great Britain has sent 33 athletes, aged 15-18, to compete in 14 of the 28 sports in China, and they already have a gold medal in the bank after Ben Dijkstra won the triathlon.

    Click the Play button on this page, or use the 'Live Coverage' tab, to watch highlights of the action. You may spot one or two future Olympic champions....

  24. Phil back in the Brazil fold

    Football

    Philippe Coutinho

    Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is recalled to the Brazil squad for their upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador.

  25. Latest transfer gossip

    Football

    Another Italian player is set to say 'Ciao' to Championship side Leeds United, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post.

    Ternana striker Mirco Antenucci, 29, is set to join the Whites in the next 24 hours, according to his representatives.

    Italian businessman Massimo Cellino has already signed six Italian-based players since taking over the Yorkshire club in the summer.

  26. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    In the wake of Max Verstappen's F1 breakthrough (11 years after dad Jos hung up his overalls), you've been letting us know your favourite sporting parent-child combinations...

    Akindele Abiodun: Best Father/Son combo: Peter Schmeichel at Man United and son Kasper doing great things at Leicester City.

    Gavin Wilson: It's hard to see beyond Graham & Damon Hill, with 36 wins and 3 driver's championships between them.

    Tim Stubbs: Jinxes aside, hopefully Fergie Jnr can push on and emulate his father's managerial prowess and success but for Peterborough.

    Keep them coming in at #bbcsportsday.

  27. Money not important to Wenger

    Football

    Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal start their Champions League campaign tonight as they face Turkish side Besiktas, aiming to reach the group stage for the 17th straight season.

    And Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says the prestige of playing in the competition is more important than the financial rewards it brings.

    "Financially it's a big game, but we want to compete at the top and want to fight with Europe's best," says the Frenchman.

  28. Disability Sport

    Elizabeth Hudson

    BBC Sport at the IPC European Championships

    Jonnie Peacock

    "He has been struggling with injury this year but Paralympic and World champion Jonnie Peacock is still favourite to complete the clean sweep of T44 100m titles at the IPC Athletics European Championships at 16:27 BST.

    "Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft should be too strong for the rest of the field in the T34 100m (18:12) while the Dutch 'Blade Babe' Marlou van Rhijn takes on British trio Stef Reid, Laura Sugar and Sophie Kamlish in the women's T44 final (16:34)."

  29. Mackay's Premier League record

    Football

    Malky Mackay
  30. No more money on Mackay

    Football

    Earlier we told you that Malky Mackay is reported to be on the verge of being named as the new Crystal Palace manager. Now a number of UK betting companies have stopped taking money on the ex-Cardiff boss's appointment. Hmmm....

  31. Brits go for gold at Europeans

    Swimming

    Adam Peaty

    After that disappointment for diver Jack Laugher (see 14:59), here's a look ahead to this evening's action at the European Aquatics Championships in Berlin, with BBC Sport's man at poolside, David McDaid:

    "It could be a big day for Team GB in Berlin with medal chances in six swimming finals.

    "Adam Peaty was fastest into the 100m breaststroke final (17:34 BST) setting new British and Championships records on his way. He and Ross Murdoch will be looking for a British 1-2. Chris Walker-Hebborn is another strong contender for gold having led qualifying into the 100m backstroke final (17:19).

    "First up, though, from 17:07 are Ben Proud and Adam Barrett in the 50m butterfly, with Fran Halsall in a very competitive women's 50m butterfly (17:23), while Lizzie Simmonds is in with a good chance of a podium place in the 200m backstroke (18:03).

    "Also, in a European Championships first, we have 4x100m medley mixed relays, with the GB quartet of Georgia Davies, Ross Murdoch, Adam Barrett and Rebecca Turner, who this morning made it through to the final at 18:31."

  32. Voeckler hit by car

    Cycling

    Thomas Voeckler

    French Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler has injured his shoulder after being struck by a car just before the start of the Tour du Limousin in Limoges on Tuesday.

    Voeckler, 35, was preparing for the start of the first stage of the four-stage race when he was hit by the car at a roundabout. He was taken to hospital with a suspected broken collarbone.

    The injury could throw into doubt Voeckler's participation in the road cycling World Championships, which will be held in Ponferrada, northern Spain, in late September.

  33. Pekerman continues at Colombia helm

    Football

    Jose Pekerman

    Colombia's Jose Pekerman has bucked the South American managerial trend by signing a four-year contract extension with the national team.

    Brazil's Luiz Felipe Scolari, Argentina's Alejandro Sabella and Ecuador's Reinaldo Rueda all left their jobs after this summer's World Cup, but 64-year-old Pekerman has committed to Colombia until the next World Cup in 2018.

  34. Get involved

    A father and son theme has run through Sportsday today. We've talked about Max Verstappen, son of former Formula 1 driver Jos, set to become the youngest F1 driver in history next year (14:35). And we've also written about ex-England striker Andrew Cole's son Devante moving to Barnsley for a loan spell (12:40).

    So that has got us thinking. Who is the most successful sporting parent-child combo? Tweet using #bbcsportsday and text on 81111.

  35. Laugher misses out on a medal

    Diving

    Jack Laugher

    Disappointment for Great Britain's Jack Laugher, as the Commonwealth champion misses out on the medals in the 1m springboard final at the European Championships in Berlin.

    Laugher scored a total of 386.50 to leave him in seventh place, with Patrick Hausding of Germany winning the gold medal with 428.65.

    James Denny, in his first 1m springboard competition, ended up in 12th place having scored 329.15 from his six dives.

  36. Football

    Football

    Surely your third game of a 46-match season can't be classed as a 'must-win', can it? Fulham boss Felix Magath reckons his side's Championship clash with Wolves on Wednesday is.

    The recently-relegated Cottagers are among the favourites for promotion - but have suffered opening defeats by Ipswich and Millwall.

    "We need points - we have to make three points against Wolves now. We not only have to play well, we have to score and we have to win," the German tells Fulham's official website.

  37. Jones signs for Cardiff

    Rugby Union

    Adam Jones

    Cardiff Blues have signed Wales prop Adam Jones.

    The two-time British and Irish Lions tourist was a free agent after his contract with the Ospreys expired.

    Jones, 33, had been considering a new deal from the Ospreys and a central contract offer from the Welsh Rugby Union.

  38. Latest transfer gossip

    Football

    Sami Khedira

    Germany's World Cup-winning midfielder Sami Khedira has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League - with Arsenal reported to be at the front of the queue to sign the Real Madrid man.

    But the Daily Express reckons the Gunners - and Chelsea - are going to be left disappointed. They claim the 27-year-old fancies a move back to the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich instead.

  39. Question of Sport Teaser

    With Arsenal back in Champions League qualifying later, our chums at Question of Sport posed this Gunners-themed teaser for you to mull over...

    Since reaching the final in 2006, which six teams have Arsenal played in Champions League qualifying?

    The answers were, of course, Celtic, Dinamo Zagreb, FC Twente, Fenerbahce, Sparta Prague and Udinese. Give yourself a hearty slap on the back if you got all six.

  40. Teenage kicks for Verstappen

    Formula 1

    Most 16-year-old lads are concentrating on their school exams (or hanging out with their mates in the park). Not Max Verstappen. The Dutch teenager is focusing on becoming the youngest F1 driver in history when he competes for Toro Rosso in next year's championship.

    But Verstappen, son of former Formula 1 driver Jos, is not fazed by the jump. "I think the biggest step I had was karting to F3. I think F3 to F1 will be a smaller step," he tells BBC Radio 5 live.

    "I'm not that worried about it. The cars are really safe. I think it's more dangerous to bike through a big city than race in an F1 car."

  41. Terry pleased by display

    Football

    Chelsea skipper John Terry says he was impressed by the Blues' attacking play in their opening 3-1 win at Burnley.

    "I thought some of the football we played in the first half, with the movement and some of the play for the goals, was a different class," the ex-England captain tells Chelsea's official website.

  42. Sri Lanka drop Mendis

    Cricket

    Ajantha Mendis

    Staying with cricket, Sri Lanka have dropped spinner Ajantha Mendis for the upcoming one-day international series against Pakistan.

    Mendis played in two ODIs in the recent series against England and was also in the side for the limited-overs games against South Africa, but he is the highest-profile casualty of a squad reshuffle that sees Upul Tharanga and Dinesh Chandimal recalled.

    There is also no place for spinner Sachithra Senanayake, who was banned over his bowling action after being reported by England during the recent series.

  43. South Africa in control against Zimbabwe

    Cricket

    Zimbabwe are faltering in pursuit of 258 in the second one-day international against South Africa. The hosts have slipped to 53-4 after 19 overs at Bulawayo. Captain and key batsman Brendan Taylor has just fallen to the spin of JP Duminy. Zimbabwe are already 1-0 down in the series.

  44. City youngster Drury joins St Mirren on loan

    Football

    Manchester City youngster Adam Drury has joined St Mirren on a season-long loan.

    The utility player joins his City team-mate Ellis Plummer in making the move to St Mirren Park.

    20-year-old Drury spent last season playing for Patrick Vieira's City reserve team.

  45. Jones to leave Kent

    Cricket

    Geraint Jones

    Former England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones will leave Kent at the end of the season after 14 years with the county.

    The 38-year-old, who played 34 Tests and was a member of the 2005 Ashes-winning team, had a spell on loan with Gloucestershire earlier this summer, but it was cut short by an eye injury.

    Jones still plays international cricket for Papua New Guinea, the country of his birth.

  46. Cesar nears Benfica switch

    Football

    Julio Cesar

    QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar in in talks with Portuguese club Benfica over a move, according to Sky Sports.

    The Brazilian hasn't played for Rangers since April 2013, with Rob Green established as the club's number 1.

    The 34-year-old has flown to Portugal and apparently told reporters on landing: "Nothing has been agreed yet. I've come to talk to the club. But Benfica are huge, one of the biggest clubs in the world."

  47. Chelsea swoop for Carvalho

    Football

    William Carvalho

    Chelsea could gazump Arsenal's move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho with a £35m bid, Metro reports.

    The Portuguese club are reportedly keen to sell the 22-year-old. The Gunners are understood to have offered £24m earlier this summer.

  48. Flintoff doubtful for finals day

    Cricket

    Andrew Flintoff

    Andrew Flintoff could miss out on Lancashire's Twenty20 finals day campaign with a shoulder injury, the Manchester Evening News reports.

    The former England all-rounder missed the quarter-final victory over Glamorgan and is apparently running out of time to be fit for Saturday's showpiece.

    However, Lancashire could be bolstered by the presence of current England duo Jimmy Anderson and Jos Buttler.

  49. Norwood set for Reading move

    Football

    Oliver Norwood (left)

    Huddersfield Town midfielder Oliver Norwood is poised to move to Championship rivals Reading, Sky Sports reports.

    A fee has been agreed for the Northern Ireland international and 23-year-old Norwood will reportedly undergo a medical tomorrow.

  50. Palace set to appoint Mackay

    Football

    No official confirmation on that yet, we'll bring that to you as soon as it breaks. Mackay had been widely seen as a front-runner for the Crystal Palace job following the shock exit of Tony Pulis last week.

    The Scot appears to have seen off competition from former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood, who was also reported to have held talks with Palace.

    Mackay led Cardiff to promotion but was dismissed by the Bluebirds in December last year with the club just above the Premier League relegation zone. Prior to that, Mackay was in charge at Watford from 2009 to 2011.

  51. Mackay set to become Palace boss?

    Football

    Malky Mackay

    Former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay is set to be appointed manager of Crystal Palace, according to Mirror journalist Ed Malyon.

  52. Schurrle praises 'fantastic' new duo

    Football

    Chelsea midfielder Andre Schurrle has hailed the immediate impact of new signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas in last night's Premier League victory over Burnley.

    "For Diego it was a perfect start. For a striker to come in and score his first goal is always important," the German said.

    "Cesc was fantastic for me as well - he always had control of the game. He was always running; two assists. So it was a fantastic night for them both - but it was only the first match and we have to keep going."

  53. Laugher going for gold

    European Aquatics Championships

    Jack Laugher

    BBC Sport's David McDaid at the European Aquatics Championships in Berlin: "Over at the diving arena Great Britain's Jack Laugher is lining up in the 1m springboard final which is just starting. That's the discipline in which he took individual gold at the Commonwealth Games.

    "Meanwhile, in the day two heats of the swimming, Sophie Taylor is out of the 100m breaststroke after the preliminary round. The 18-year-old finished 10th in her heat - 42nd in the field - a full seven seconds down on her Commonwealth gold-winning time a few weeks ago. Better news for Roberto Pavoni, who is through to the 200m IM semis in third place."

  54. Roma chase Richards

    Football

    Micah Richards

    We told you earlier that Micah Richards had been made available by Manchester City, and now we have news of a potential destination for the defender.

    Roma are keen on taking the 26-year-old to Italy, Corriere dello Sport reports. £4m is the fee being mooted.

  55. Napoli eye de Guzman

    Football

    Jonathan de Guzman

    Italian club Napoli are closing in on a deal for former Swansea loanee Jonathan de Guzman, the Express reports. The fee for the Villarreal midfielder is said to be £5.2m.

    The move means that Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is likely to remain at Old Trafford. The Belgian had been linked with a move away, but with main suitors Napoli having turned their sights on de Guzman, it looks as though the midfielder is unlikely to depart.

  56. Cav back in the saddle

    Cycling

    Mark Cavendish plans to ride the Tour of Britain in September after missing out on Omega Pharma - Quick-Step's squad for the Vuelta a Espana.

    Cavendish, 29, returned to action last week after suffering shoulder ligament damage in a crash on the opening stage of the Tour de France in Harrogate.

    "After the injury both myself and the team set a goal to get slowly back into a race environment at the Tour de l'Ain which I've now done." Cavendish says on the team's website.

  57. Transfer done deal

    Football

    Devante Cole

    Here's a story to make football fans of a certain age feel old. League One side Barnsley sign 19-year-old Devante Cole - son of former England, Manchester United and Newcastle striker Andrew (or Andy) - on loan.

    The Manchester City forward, who is an England Under-19 international, will stay with the Tykes until January. "What we've got is a highly-promising young lad who wants to start his league football off," says boss Danny Wilson. "What he has got is great pace and an eye for goal."

    Like father, like son...

  58. Question of Sport Teaser

    Football

    Here's today's #QSTeaser from Question of Sport...

    Since reaching the Final in 2006, which 6 teams have Arsenal played in Champions League qualifying?

    Answers to follow later.

  59. Norway ready to hand 15-year-old international debut

    Football

    Fifteen-year-old Martin Odegaard will have something exciting to tell his friends about when he goes back to school after the summer holidays. The youngster has just been called to the senior Norway football squad after a string of impressive performances for domestic champions Stromsgodset.

    Odegaard is tipped to make his debut in next week's friendly against the United Arab Emirates, becoming Norway's youngest ever player.

  60. Conte vows to turn Italy back into 'top side'

    Football

    Antonio Conte

    New Italy coach Antonio Conte has vowed to turn the Azzuri back into one of the world's best international sides. The 45-year-old signed a two-year contract on Tuesday.

    "The players are the same that come from a disappointing experience but we have great players," Conte said. "I am very convinced we can rise up again because Italy has to be among the top teams in the world."

  61. Zimbabwe chase 258 against Proteas

    Cricket

    South Africa have set Zimbabwe 258 to win the second one-day international at Bulawayo. Faf du Plessis top-scored for the Proteas with 55, while David Miller added a quickfire 45. Sean Williams, Brian Vitori, John Nyumbu and Prosper Utseya picked up two wickets apiece for the hosts.

    South Africa won the first ODI on Sunday by 93 runs.

  62. Barca's Suarez meets media

    Football

    Luis Suarez

    New Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, who said earlier that he is speaking to "professionals" about his behaviour, reassures supporters there will not be a repeat of the biting incidents with Branislav Ivanovic and Giorgio Chiellini.

    "I am trying to forget about this game and the situation - it was a difficult moment for me. But I say to all the fans, don't worry, because I won't do that anymore."

  63. Lambert lambasts Koeman

    Football

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has hit out at Southampton manager Ronald Koeman over his public pursuit of Villa defender Ron Vlaar. Last week, Koeman told reporters that Vlaar would be a "perfect addition" to the Saints back four - a move that has riled Lambert.

    "I think he is disrespecting when you are talking about other team's players when they are still their players," the Scot said. "I think that's wrong."

    Lambert added that he doesn't expect Vlaar to leave. "You saw Ron play on Saturday, he was fantastic for us so I don't think anything like that is preying on his mind at all," he said.

  64. Barca's Suarez meets media

    Football

    Luis Suarez and Andoni Zubizerreta

    Luis Suarez says making his first appearance at Barcelona's Camp Nou - a 15-minute cameo in Monday's 6-0 friendly win against Club Leon - was a special feeling.

    "I had never played at the Nou Camp so come out and see the fans for the first time was amazing. I never imagined such a beautiful thing would happen to me."

  65. Why don't you come on over Valeri?

    Football

    Valeri Bojinov

    Remember Valeri Bojinov? Serie A prodigy. Manchester City flop. Well, the 28-year-old could be about to add West Ham to his long and varied CV, according to reports in his native Bulgaria. The Sofia Globe says that Bojinov's current club Levski Sofia have given the striker permission to travel to East London to discuss a free transfer.

    The Hammers have been looking for a new forward after first-choice number nine Andy Carroll picked up an injury in pre-season.

  66. Bamba set for Leicester return?

    Football

    Sol Bamba

    Sol Bamba could be in line for a second spell at Leicester City, Talksport reports. The Ivorian defender has had his contract at Turkish club Trabzonspor terminated by mutual consent. The 29-year-old played for the Foxes during the 2011-12 season.

  67. Barca's Suarez meets media

    Football

    Luis Suarez confirms he was contacted by other clubs - but refuses to reveal whether Barcelona's arch rivals Real Madrid were among the suitors.

    "There were offers from other clubs but when the Barcelona option came up that was it. That was my dream," says the Uruguayan.

  68. Smyth qualifies safely

    IPC Athletics European Championships

    Jason Smyth

    Here's the latest from BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea:

    "It has been a difficult build-up to the IPC Athletics European Championships for Northern Ireland's visually-impaired sprinter Jason Smyth. The Paralympic and World champion, who competed against fully-sighted rivals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, was told just a few days before competition that he was being re-classified from the T13 to T12 category.

    "Effectively it means that the 27-year-old's eyesight is deteriorating because of the condition Stargardt's Disease, which he has had since he was eight, and he told me that he is still trying to get his head around the situation.

    "But he came out this morning and qualified safely for this afternoon's final of the T12 100m. His time of 11.40 seconds was well off his PB of 10.24 but he knows he can go quicker in the final."

  69. Barca's Suarez meets media

    Football

    Barcelona vice president Jordi Mestre on the signing of Luis Suarez: "We are confident we have made a great signing and hope for plenty of great football from him over the next five seasons. Negotiations started before the World Cup and we worked hard to come to a final figure of £65m. We were originally quoted over €90m (£72m).

    "He had much better offers than ours financially but he wanted to come to Barcelona. He made a great effort - financially and personally - to be here."

  70. Laugher sneaks through to final

    Diving

    Jack Laugher

    Here's an update for you from BBC Sport's David McDaid at the European Aquatics Championships in Berlin:

    "The Commonwealth champion Jack Laugher has snuck into the 1m springboard final in Berlin, coming 11th in the preliminaries with only 12 progressing. The 19-year-old's total of 344.30 was less than eight points from missing out entirely.

    "Laugher is joined in this afternoon's final, from 13:00 BST, by James Denny, who qualified slightly more comfortably in 9th place with a total of 355.10."

  71. Theophile-Catherine exits Cardiff on loan

    Football

    Kevin Theophile-Catherine

    Live text commentators everywhere breathe a sigh of relief as Cardiff's Kevin Theophile-Catherine, one of the longest names in the Football League, exits Cardiff to join French club Saint-Etienne. The 24-year-old has signed a one-year loan deal with the Ligue 1 outfit, Wales Online reports.

  72. Barca's Suarez meets media

    Football

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he is happy to share the limelight with Lionel Messi and Neymar at the Spanish giants.

    "It is not just about sharing the attack, it's about sharing the dressing room with the squad - not just Leo or Neymar. It motivates you to play with such great players.

    "I'm ready to play in any position. At Liverpool I played on the left and played on the right. When Sturridge wasn't playing I had to cover his position. I'm always willing to do whatever the manager asks me to."

  73. Barca's Suarez meets media

    Football

    Luis Suarez admits he was concerned for his career after he was banned by Fifa for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.

    "Of course I was concerned - not just about the transfer to Barcelona but more for me as a person. But, as I've said, that's in the past now and I'm trying to concentrate on Barcelona."

  74. Depay nears Tottenham move

    Football

    Memphis Depay

    Tottenham target Memphis Depay has turned down a new contract at PSV Eindhoven, the Mirror reports. The Dutchman reportedly wants to wait until the transfer window closes before he commits to the Eredivisie club.

    Spurs had been linked with a cash-plus-player bid for the the 20-year-old, but with rumoured makeweight Nacer Chadli apparently unwilling to move, Mauricio Pochettino's side could have to stump up around £16m for the winger.

  75. Barca's Suarez meets media

    Football

    One Spanish journalist asks new Barcelona striker Luis Suarez if he should have said sorry earlier for the Chiellini incident.

    "I don't like having to go back. That's something that happened and afterwards I was really depressed and didn't feel like doing anything," says the Uruguayan.

    "But then I spoke to my psychologist and he said I had to face it and say sorry. I did that and now I would rather focus on the present which is Barcelona."

  76. Barca's Suarez meets media

    Football

    Luis Suarez, who is meeting the media for the first time as a Barcelona player, says he is talking to experts about his behaviour.

    The Uruguayan was banned by world governing body Fifa after biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at this summer's World Cup.

    "I am speaking to professionals - the right professionals," he says "But it is a private matter and I don't want to comment further on that."

  77. City loan Zuculini, look to offload Nastasic

    Football

    Bruno Zuculini

    Manchester City look set to loan youngster Bruno Zuculini to Spanish side Valencia for the season. The Daily Mail reports that a proposed deal with Sunderland was prevented by red tape and the 21-year-old, who joined from Argentinian side Racing Club last month, is now heading to La Liga.

    Zuculini will be back, but the same can't be said for quartet Matija Nastasic, Micah Richards, Scott Sinclair and John Guidetti. The four are reportedly surplus to requirements and the champions will listen to offers.

    Juventus have expressed a interest in signing 21-year-old defender Nastasic, according to Italian paper Corriere dello Sport.

  78. Werder come calling for Ruiz

    Football

    Bryan Ruiz

    Bryan Ruiz's days at Craven Cottage could be numbered. The Fulham striker is close to a switch to German side Werder Bremen, Sky Sports reports. Costa Rica international Ruiz was an impressive performer at the recent World Cup, but he is not part of Fulham manager Felix Magath's plans.

    Ruiz spent last season on loan at PSV Eindhoven, and had been linked with a permanent move to Ajax, but it looks as though the Bundesliga is likely to be his next destination.

  79. Barca's Suarez meets media

    Football

    New Barcelona striker Luis Suarez: "I have been waiting to play football for Barcelona for years and it is a dream come true to be here. Every little boy knows that this is something they want."

  80. Barca's Suarez meets media

    Football

    Luis Suarez is grinning like a Cheshire Cat as he meets the world's media for the first time as a Barcelona player. The former Liverpool striker walks into a packed news conference in the bowels of the Camp Nou, holding up his new number nine shirt alongside sporting director Andoni Zubizerreta and vice president Jordi Mestre. The room is illuminated by dozens of flash bulb lights from the gathered photographers.

  81. Norwich move for Jerome

    Football

    Cameron Jerome (right)

    Striker Cameron Jerome could be on his way out of Stoke City, with the Sentinel reporting that the Potters have agreed a £1.5m deal with Championship side Norwich City. The 28-year-old spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace, and had also been linked with a move to Celtic.

    One man who looks to be staying put at the Britannia is defender (and noted long-throw specialist) Ryan Shotton. Derby County have made a offer to take Shotton on loan, but Mark Hughes is reportedly keen to hang onto the versatile player.

  82. Rojo is a Red?

    Football

    Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon could be close to concluding their stand-off over the signing of Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, the player is quoted as saying.

    "It's a dream to play at Manchester United and I am very proud of having the chance of working with Louis van Gaal," the 24-year-old is reported to have told Argentine radio station Continental.

    "I spoke with Juan Sebastian Veron about Manchester United when we were at Estudiantes. I have always liked English football, and I should adapt to this new playing style easily."

  83. Root ranked in world top 10

    Cricket

    England batsman Joe Root celebrates his century at The Oval

    England batsman Joe Root moves into the ICC's world top 10 Test batting rankings for the first time, and is ninth in the list following his unbeaten 149 in the final Test with India at The Oval. Sri Lanka left-hander Kumar Sangakkara stays top after scoring 323 runs in four innings in the recent Test series with Pakistan.

    Ian Bell is the next highest England batsman at 18, skipper Alastair Cook moves up four places to 21st and Gary Ballance is 25th. In the bowling, James Anderson moves down a place to fifth, with South Africa's Dale Steyn, Australian Ryan Harris, Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath and Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson occupying the top four spots.

  84. Bentham takes on Challenge

    Rugby League

    Once, twice, three times a Challenge Cup referee - to paraphrase silky crooner Lionel Richie. That doesn't quite have the same ring, does it?

    But it was Phil Bentham who the Rugby Football League were looking for. The 42-year-old official has been named as the man in the middle for Saturday's Challenge Cup final between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos.

    It will be Bentham's third Wembley appearance after taking charge of the 2011 and 2013 finals.

    "To get to my third final is a massive privilege because this is the most prestigious match in Rugby League," he said.

  85. Terriers on the Leish?

    Football

    Alex McLeish

    Could Alex McLeish be in line for a shock return to English football management? The former Aston Villa boss has been without a club since leaving Nottingham Forest in February last year, but the Huddersfield Examiner reports that McLeish is a strong contender for the vacant manager's role at Huddersfield Town.

    However, the Scot faces strong competition, with Steven Pressley, Chris Powell, Tony Mowbray and Neil Lennon among the other names reportedly in the frame.

    Caretaker manager Mark Lillis will take charge of his third game when the Terriers visit Reading tonight.

  86. Suarez: from idle to 'idol'

    Football

    Sport front page

    Catalan newspaper Sport leads on an impressive pre-season run-out for Barcelona. The Spanish giants cruised to an emphatic 6-0 win over Mexican side Leon. Brazilian superstar Neymar scored two, while youngster Mounir El Haddadi also bagged a brace, but all eyes were on new signing Luis Suarez, who finally made his Barca debut (from the bench) after the Court of Arbitration for Sport changed the terms of his four-month ban for biting, allowing him to play in friendlies.

    The Uruguayan didn't get on the scoresheet in his brief return to action, but Sport says that he still established himself as "the new idol" for Barca fans. However, as Barcelona don't have any more pre-season friendlies lined up, it looks like Suarez won't return to action again until 25 October.

  87. Fabregas 'out of this world'

    Football

    Cesc Fabregas

    If any Premier League fans had forgotten how good ex-Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas was during his three-year spell at Barcelona, then they were quickly reminded by the new Chelsea midfielder. The Spain star has not lost it. He was lauded by boss Jose Mourinho for "controlling the game" in the 3-1 win at Burnley.

    "Cesc Fabregas was absolutely fantastic against Burnley," former Blues skipper Graham Roberts tells BBC Radio 5 live. "Arsenal will be kicking themselves because they had a clause to buy him back. He was simply out of this world."

  88. Troughton career ended by injury

    Cricket

    Warwickshire club captain Jim Troughton announces his retirement from the professional game with immediate effect following an on-going back injury.

    Troughton, 35, progressed through the club's ranks, making his first class debut in 2001 and leading them to a seventh County Championship title in 2012.

    "After what has been difficult 14 months dealing with back problems, I am devastated to have to concede that my playing days are over," he says. "I simply am no longer able to do myself justice."

  89. Get involved

    You have been paying your tributes to legendary football announcer James Alexander Gordon - the 'Voice of the Classified Check' - who died on Monday.

    Andrew Webb: Remember my travels with Leicester City and JAG reading out the scores and cheers & boos for the rivals scores on the coach.

    Allan Todd: Great memories of James Alexander Gordon. Stood at White Hart Lane station after game listening on portable radio 25 years ago.

    Ben Thomas: He even managed to make the Scottish Third Division sound exciting.

    Tell us your memories using #bbcsportsday on Twitter or by texting 81111.

  90. Latest transfer gossip

    Football

    Leroy Fer

    The QPR transfer jigsaw is almost complete. On Monday, boss Harry Redknapp said he needed new players. Earlier today, chairman Tony Fernandestweeted that "some new names were coming". Now, the Press Association is reporting Norwich City winger Leroy Fer is having a medical with the Premier League newcomers ahead of a £7m move.

    But note the plural 'names' from Fernandes. Perhaps that's because PA say Dutch international Fer could also be joined at Loftus Road by Napoli's Chile striker Eduardo Vargas.

  91. On this day

    Bolt breaks world record...twice

    Usain Bolt

    Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt doesn't do things by halves, and today's On This Day is no exception. Today Bolt is celebrating not one, but two record-breaking anniversaries.

    On this day six years ago, Bolt beat Michael Johnson's 200m world record on his way to victory in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, streaking to gold in a time of 19.30 secs.

    One year later, 20 August once again had a red ring round it on the Jamaican's calendar. The occasion was the World Athletics Championships in Berlin, and Bolt dominated the 200m final once again. A high-class field was left trailing in his wake as he lowered the world record to an unbelievable 19.19 secs.

  92. Euro gold for Team GB

    Disability Sport

    Elizabeth Hudson

    BBC Sport at the IPC Athletics European Championships

    Sammi Kinghorn

    "Scottish wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn wins Britain's first gold medal at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea on her GB debut after beating the only other entrant to win the T53 400m.

    "I'm so happy to win my first gold and I really enjoyed it," she tells BBC Sport. "Coming around the final bend I had to work really hard because the wind was tough to deal with, but my friends and family who are here gave me a great cheer so that helped to push me on faster."

  93. Madrid heavyweights renew rivalry

    Football

    Marca front page

    Spanish paper Marca leads on tonight's first leg of the Super Copa, which sees last season's La Liga winners Atletico Madrid take on Champions League - and Copa del Rey - winners Real Madrid.

    Both sides have done plenty of strengthening over the summer, with Real acquiring Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez, and Atletico adding Mario Mandzukic and Antoine Griezmann, and the paper says the showpiece provides the opportunity for both sides to "show their weapons" ahead of the full-scale warfare of the new La Liga season.

    As you will no doubt recall, the last time these sides met was in the Champions League final, where Atletico were within seconds of victory before capitulating to a 4-1 defeat. Coach Diego Simeone was last seen being led away after squaring up to Raphael Varane, so the rematch could well be a feisty affair...

  94. Youth Olympics

    Watch now

    Hands up if you want to watch some live sport? Luckily we have the Youth Olympics to satisfy your appetite.

    Great Britain has sent 33 athletes, aged 15-18, to compete in 14 of the 28 sports in China, and they already have a gold medal in the bank after Ben Dijkstra won the triathlon.

    Click the Play button on this page, or use the 'Live Coverage' tab, to watch highlights of the action. You may spot one or two future Olympic champions....

  95. Fab debut for Cesc

    Football

    Mirror back page

    Meanwhile, the Mirror says Jose "won the battle of the Mourinhos", after Chelsea's Portuguese coach got the better of Burnley's Sean Dyche, aka 'the ginger Mourinho'. Despite Diego Costa's goalscoring debut, the paper was more impressed by another summer buy: £27m signing Cesc Fabregas, who "ran the show and had two assists" against the Clarets.

    One side who didn't enjoy such a happy start to the season are Manchester United, and the paper reports that Portuguese winger Nani is poised to pay the price for a sloppy performance in the 2-1 defeat by Swansea. His replacement? Long-rumoured target Marcos Rojo, the Sporting Lisbon defender.

  96. Costa off the mark

    Football

    The Sun back page

    The Sun leads this morning on Diego Costa's quickfire introduction to the Premier League. The Spaniard netted Chelsea's first goal in the Blues' 3-1 defeat of Burnley, and the paper says Costa "took just 17 minutes to prove he is going to be a big noise in the Premier League".

    And according to the Sun, Costa may not be the last man to make the move from Madrid to England this summer - the paper also reports that Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Real's Argentinian winger Angel di Maria, who has apparently been given the green light to leave the Bernabeu by boss Carlo Ancelotti.

  97. Ali Carter 'getting better'

    Snooker

    Ali Carter

    Some encouraging news from snooker player Ali Carter, who has been having treatment for lung cancer.

    The former World Championships runner-up, 35, tweets: "Hi people, not been on here much, been busy getting myself better! I have now finished my chemotherapy and things are really positive!

    "I'm feeling much better and it won't be long till I'm back playing again!! Missed it big time..#perspective #beatingcancer"

  98. Get involved

    You have been paying your tributes to legendary football announcer James Alexander Gordon - the 'Voice of the Classified Check' - who died on Monday.

    Tom Bradshaw: Saturday evenings, fish and chips, listening to the classifieds. My earliest memories as a new football fan 20 years ago.

    Tell us your memories using #bbcsportsday on Twitter or by texting 81111.

  99. Latest transfer gossip

    Football

    Liverpool centre-back Daniel Agger is a man in demand, according to the Daily Express.

    The 29-year-old Dane is apparently catching the eye of Spanish champions Atletico Madrid, as well as Arsenal, after falling down the pecking order at Anfield.

  100. Birthdays

    "You say it's your birthday? Happy birthday to you!" In the words of Paul McCartney in The Beatles' 1968 hit, er, 'Birthday' let's offer our well wishes to these four sporting stars who are celebrating today...

    Marco Materazzi

    Marco Materazzi (football): Ex-Everton and Inter Milan defender, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006 - 41.

    Mary Joe Fernandez (tennis): Former doubles champion at Australian, French Open and two-time Olympic gold medallist - 43.

    Gordon Brand Jnr (golf): Two-time Ryder Cup player and winner of eight events on the European Tour - 56.

    Sid Going (rugby union): Former New Zealand scrum-half, who won 29 caps between 1967 and 1977 - 71.

  101. Tiger tamed by back injury

    Golf

    Fourteen-time Major winner Tiger Woods says he pulled out of Ryder Cup contention because he did not feel he could have won a point for the United States.

    Woods, 38, will not play until December as he tries to overcome a persistent back injury.

    "When your name is called you have to be able to go out there and get a point and I just didn't feel like I could be ready enough to get a point," he says.

    "With that being said it was time to shut it down, get stronger, get more explosive again and get back for next year."

  102. Get involved

    You have been paying your tributes to legendary football announcer James Alexander Gordon - the 'Voice of the Classified Check' - who died on Monday.

    William Mathieson: His uttering of the words 'Inverness Caledonian Thistle' was legendary. #RIP James Alexander Gordon

    Tell us your memories using #bbcsportsday on Twitter or by texting 81111.

  103. Tuesday's headlines

    Top story: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants goalkeeper Petr Cech to remain at the club, despite picking Thibaut Courtois for the 3-1 win over Burnley.

    Petr Cech

    Top feature: Real Madrid pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are 'touching new heights' as the Spanish leagues kicks off this weekend

    Top video: The world's fastest man - and well-known Manchester United fan - Usain Bolt talks about their "bad start to the season".

    Top tweet:Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta: "We are delighted to start the Premier League with a win, but we know it's a long road."

    Chelsea
  104. India to be bossed by Shastri

    Cricket

    Former India captain Ravi Shastri will oversee the team for the five-match one-day international series with England, which starts on Monday.

    The Indian Cricket Board said the 52-year-old would be in overall charge of cricket but that ex-England coach Duncan Fletcher would continue in his role as head coach.

    Bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penny have been "given a break" for the series. Former India players Sanjay Bangar and Bharat Arun join the support staff.

  105. GB look to teenage trio

    Disability Sport

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at the IPC Athletics European Championships: "A trio of teenagers get Great Britain's campaign underway in Swansea this morning. Visually-impaired Erin McBride (16) goes in the T13 400m while wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn (18) is in the T53 400m and 18-year-old Olivia Breen, who has cerebral palsy, is in action in the T38 long jump. Also this morning, veteran Stephen Miller (34) bids for his fourth European gold in the F32 club throw."

  106. Mourinho praises Fab maestro

    Football

    Cesc Fabregas

    Jose Mourinho will be pleased with himself today. Which is not surprising after seeing his new signings Costa and Fabregas impress at Burnley. And the Chelsea boss spoke particularly glowingly about ex-Barcelona midfielder Fabregas, describing him as a "maestro".

    "In the last 10 years, Cesc and I were in the same league for six or seven years so I know what he can bring to this team," says Mourinho.

    "He makes the right decisions, the right intensity of the game and he brings other people in the right direction. I am really happy with him."

  107. Football

    Burnley v Chelsea

    They were hopeful not expectant. Almost 20,000 passionate Burnley folk arrived at Turf Moor believing their modest newly-promoted side could bring down the glamorous millionaires of Chelsea. Everyone else predicted a comfortable away win. And the masses were right...

    Diego Costa

    The boys in Blue are the favourites to lift the Premier League trophy in May and showed exactly why in east Lancashire. Mega-money signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas - who at £32m and £27m each dwarf the annual budget of the whole town of Burnley - caught the eye in the 3-1 win.

  108. Get involved

    You have been paying your tributes to legendary football announcer James Alexander Gordon - the 'Voice of the Classified Check' - who died on Monday.

    George Knott: Remember running to the car as a kid after watching Aylesbury Utd to hear Jag read the classifieds.

    Tell us your memories using #bbcsportsday on Twitter or by texting 81111.

  109. New Bhoy for Celtic?

    Football

    Mubarak Wakaso

    Hot on the heels of that deal comes news that Scottish champions Celtic are close to landing a new winger.

    The Bhoys have agreed terms with Russian club Rubin Kazan over a one-year loan deal for Mubarak Wakaso.

    The Ghanaian, 24, will have a medical in Moscow today as Celtic attempt to register him before tonight's 23:00 BST Champions League play-off deadline.

    Celtic fly to Slovenia later ahead of facing NK Maribor on Wednesday.

  110. First deal of the day

    Rugby League

    You want confirmed transfer news? You've got confirmed transfer news. Calm down football fans...the first done deal of the day comes in the world of rugby league.

    Super League side Hull KR sign England Knights winger Kieran Dixon on a three-year contract from London Broncos.

    "There's a big history at the club and the derby with Hull FC was something that appealed to me too," says the 22-year-old.

    "I've been in London my whole life and there isn't anything like the rivalry in Hull down there."

  111. Get involved

    These are just a few of the tributes that have been paid to James Alexander Gordon. Now we would like to hear your memories of the 'Voice of the Classified Check' as he was also known.

    Get in touch using #bbcsportsday or via text on 81111.

    If you tune into BBC Radio 5 live shortly, you will be able to hear a special montage of Jag's most memorable work.

  112. James Alexander Gordon

    James Alexander Gordon
    Image caption: James Alexander Gordon read the football results on BBC radio from 1973 to 2013

    But we also start on a sombre note. James Alexander Gordon, one of the most recognisable voices in British broadcasting, has died aged 78.

    Jag, as he was affectionately known, read the classified football results on BBC radio for 40 years before stepping down last year.

    He retired following throat surgery after he was diagnosed with cancer.

  113. What's the plan?

    Hello! And welcome to another action-packed Sportsday, where we will have plenty of confirmed transfer news (hopefully), loads of transfer gossip (definitely) and plenty of fun (probably).

    Over the next few hours we will also be recapping on the opening weekend of the Premier League, bringing you all the reaction from Chelsea's win at Burnley and the rest of the top-flight.

    Then, later on, we will start looking towards Arsenal's crucial Champions League play-off at Besiktas and a jam-packed Football League and Scottish Challenge Cup programme.

    Do. Not. Move.

  114. Post update

    Premier League table

    One week into the Premier League season and the top four already has a familiar look.

    Chelsea. Manchester City. Arsenal. Liverpool.

    This predatory quartet snaffled the top four places last season and they have already moved menacingly into the prime positions. I know, I know, there are 37 matches to go. But would you really bet against the top four looking the same after the final games on 24 May 2015?