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  1. 'BBC Radio Manchester Sport Live' trial launched today
  2. Championship full-times: Watford 3-0 Bolton, Wigan 2-2 Reading
  3. League One: Colchester 2-2 Oldham, Rochdale 0-1 Peterborough. League Two: Bury 0-1 Cheltenham
  4. Conference: Aldershot 3-1 Altrincham, Macclesfield 1-0 Braintree
  5. Leeds beat Warrington 24-16 in Challenge Cup semi-final
  6. Worcestershire 305-3 (47.5 overs) beat Lancashire 304-7 (50 overs) by seven wickets in One-Day Cup

Live Reporting

By Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

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  2. Post update

    Today's programme may be over, but remember BBC Radio Manchester has live commentary from Wembley tomorrow, as Manchester City take on Arsenal in the Community Shield.

    Our coverage begins at 14:00 BST, with kick-off an hour later.

    You can hear from your manager on the BBC Sport website later this evening - go to and click on your club's page to listen to the post-match interviews.

  3. Get involved

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    @popeBWFC tweeted: "Absolute disgrace all round, it's going to be a long season."

  4. Football

    Match reaction: Watford 3-0 Bolton

    Dougie Freedman

    Bolton manager Dougie Freedman told BBC Radio Manchester:

    "Uncharacteristically, we gave away goals that you could never see them scoring. It's not the way we do things and it put us on the back foot throughout the match.

    "We stuck together in the second half, gave it a go, and with a bit of luck we could have probably pulled something back.

    "If you're going to defend that way, you're not going to win a lot of games."

  5. Football

    Match reaction: Wigan 2-2 Reading

    Uwe Rosler

    Wigan manager Uwe Rosler told BBC Radio Manchester:

    "The first half was a typical season opener. Reading put us under severe physical pressure and I felt we coped well.

    "We got the ball down and got Callum McManaman in the right areas. He was the difference between the two teams in the first half.

    "I had four or five players on the pitch who had not taken a full part in our pre-season and you could see that today. We didn't have the energy and the power to compete with Reading's play in the second half, and also the power to attack.

    "They sat back, they gave us an invitation and we used that. When you're not at your best, it's important that you still get something from games and that is what we did today."

  6. Cricket

    Lancashire beaten in One-Day Cup

    It's been an excellent run chase by Worcestershire, who have beaten Lancashire by seven wickets in the One-Day Cup at New Road. Alex Kervezee (63no) and Ross Whiteley (45no) saw the home side to victory with 13 balls to spare.

  7. Wicket

    Run-out calamity for India

    Dear, oh dear! Just what are India thinking? Bhuvneshwar Kumar tucks the ball into the offiside, but, with Moeen Ali homing in, the batsmen inexplicably come back for a second. Moeen's throw to Jos Buttler is pinpoint and Kumar is so far out the third umpire isn't even called for. India are staring down the barrel at 133-8.

  8. Cricket

    All over for Lancashire?

    The first two balls of Jordan Clark's 47th over have gone for 10 runs, and Worcestershire need 17 runs from 22 balls to beat Lancashire in the One-Day Cup.

  9. Football

    Match reaction: Bury 0-1 Cheltenham

    David Flitcroft

    Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

    "In patches we were okay, but I didn't enjoy seeing the performance in the last third.

    "We've carved out and created enough chances to win a couple of games but the quality just wasn't there. We just seemed to tighten up.

    "It's like a golfer with a putt. It's no good getting on the green in two and then having four or five putts. That's where we were at today.

    "We didn't hit the right areas that we'd worked on in training, where we'd looked fluent."

  10. No-ball denies England

    Chris Jordan thinks he's got wicket number eight as Bhuvneshwar Kumar edges into the grateful hands of Ian Bell at second slip. But he hangs around as the third umpire checks for the no-ball, with the replays showing no part of Jordan's front foot was behind the popping crease. No-ball is called and Kumar is reprieved.

  11. Cricket

    One-Day Cup - Worcestershire v Lancashire

    Scott Read

    BBC Radio Manchester

    "A fascinating finish in prospect here. Ross Whiteley and Alex Kervezee unbeaten for Worcestershire, who are having a real go at this."

  12. Jonson Clarke-Harris, Oldham striker


    Oldham striker Jonson Clarke-Harris tweeted: "The unbeaten run goes on, not a bad point, would have loved to get three."

  13. Rugby League

    Highlights: Warrington Wolves 16-24 Leeds Rhinos

    If you missed Warrington's Challenge Cup defeat by Leeds earlier today, you can now watch the highlights here or in the 'Highlights' tab at the top of this page.

  14. Get involved

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    @1gilesy1 tweets: "Rochdale did well today, hope we get to play some football this season and not end up watching the opposing team waste time."

  15. Football

    Match reaction: Rochdale 0-1 Peterborough

    Keith Hill

    Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

    "I'm really encouraged by the performance, but the bottom line says we got beat 1-0.

    "We've stood up to the test, we were competitive and creative, and I thought we played really well against good opposition.

    "I was happy that we stood up to that challenge, but I don't want us to be labelled as a good side who lose football matches. It's important we win football matches. I thought we deserved at least a point."

  16. Get involved

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    Ian in Wigan says: "The Latics got lucky today. More a point gained rather two points lost. First half even and lucky to go in one up but second half Reading were well on top, and if it wasn't for Scott Carson, they'd have won comfortably. Improvement needed."

    Graham says: "Watched Bury today, and you wouldn't think they played with any strikers after that match. Cheltenham's defence had deckchairs out. Bury too slow, predictable down the wings and no end product at all."

    Steve in Prestwich says: "Bury's defeat may not be the worst thing to happen as we played today as if we believed all the hype about us being favourites to go up. Played very narrow and as much as Cheltenham allowed us to play our passing game they rarely let us beyond the subbuteo line!"

  17. Cricket

    Worcs edging closer to victory

    We're heading for a tense finish at New Road. Worcestershire need 58 runs from the final seven overs to beat Lancashire. Alex Kervezee may be the difference, he's still at the crease on 48 not out.

  18. Get involved

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    @TheTonyCoffey tweeted: "I'm giving Dougie the first 10 games before offering an opinion on this #bwfc side. Think you can guess how I'm feeling though."

  19. Wicket

    England edge closer to victory

    The Indian captain goes! MS Dhoni tries to slog Moeen Ali over mid-wicket but Gary Ballance dives to his right and takes a stunning catch. Dhoni troops off for 27 and India are 105-7, needing 110 more to make England bat again. You sense this will be over this evening.

  20. Football

    Match reaction: Colchester 2-2 Oldham

    Lee Johnson

    Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

    "It's a new group that we've got and there were a lot of positives in our play today. Jonathan Forte was excellent and there were some other good performances as well.

    "At this early stage of a season, with a whole new group of players, you're going to have to give up certain things in order to blend and come good.

    "I was pleased that we were down originally and then got to a winning position, and then disappointed with the final goal."

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    Sandi Lane: "Rochdale lost. No great disaster, just a warning signal. What do u expect with Fergie senior in the stand? Guess what: ET 8 minutes Fergie time."

    Snowy in Bolton: "Not an impressive start at all for Bolton. Still very early days, but it's one thing Gartside saying we're not as skint as the media says, it's another thing the manager saying the players he wants aren't of appropriate value. Hmm. Someone's talking rot here. Surely we have to pay top wedge if we are serious about a challenge to get out, and stay out of this wretched league."

  22. Wicket

    Mitchell goes - the key wicket for Lancs?

    Lancashire's Wayne White has dismissed Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell for 88, and the hosts are now 221-3. They need 84 from the final 10 overs to win at New Road.

    Ball-by-ball commentary continues online - listen by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

  23. Get involved

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    You can also email, use #BBCRMSport on social media or text 81333 and start your message with the word MANC.

  24. Get involved

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    @Nutty_tart0482 tweeted: "Dale did not deserve to lose. Happy with their performance. Happy the season is back :-)"

  25. Football

    Not a great start...

    Was it D:Ream who sang "Things Can Only Get Better"? Well those words ring true for our Greater Manchester clubs today.

    In the Championship, there was a heavy defeat for Bolton at Watford, while Wigan needed a 93rd-minute equaliser to rescue a 2-2 draw against Reading.

    Oldham drew 2-2 at Colchester in League One, with striker Jonathan Forte scoring twice on his debut, while Rochdale's first game back in the third tier was a 1-0 home defeat by Peterborough.

    It wasn't much better for Bury in League Two, as the Shakers lost 1-0 at home to Cheltenham.

    Altrincham were beaten by Aldershot in the Conference, but there was one winner! Macclesfield beat Braintree 1-0 with a first-half goal from Chris Holroyd.

  26. Get involved


    Alex Rigby emailed in saying Bolton are now a team of freebies and cast-offs and only going in one direction.

  27. Cricket

    There's 12 overs left at New Road and we could have a tasty finish on our hands. Worcestershire are 206-2, needing 99 more to beat Lancashire, with Daryl Mitchell still there on 87 not out.

  28. Rugby League

    No Wembley return for Warrington

    Ryan Hall and Joel Moon celebrate

    So it was not to be for Warrington, who lost their Challenge Cup semi-final to Leeds Rhinos 24-16 at Langtree Park.

    Ryan Hall scored two of Leeds' four tries, while Joel Moon and Tom Briscoe also crossed, to book the Rhinos' place at Wembley on 23 August.

    Their opponents will be decided tomorrow, when Widnes play Castleford at Leigh Sports Village.

  29. Football

    Can Man City begin with a trophy?

    Vincent Kompany

    Before we reflect on today's matches, let's take a quick look ahead to tomorrow.

    Manchester City have become used to winning silverware over the past few seasons and the Premier League champions could add another trophy to their collection on Sunday, when they face FA Cup winners Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley.

    BBC Radio Manchester will have full match commentary from 15:00 BST, with coverage beginning an hour earlier.

  30. Get involved

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    @tony49 tweeted: Very poor but not unexpected start to the season for Bolton. Time for radical changes in squad, management and tactics.

  31. Full-time

    Conference: Macclesfield 1-0 Braintree

  32. Football

    Full-time: Watford 3-0 Bolton

    Steve Taylor

    Former Bolton Wanderers striker

    "You've got to give credit to Watford. They'll be a decent side this year, but even so, you would expect Bolton to do better. I'm worried about the defence. You can't keep leaking goals like they did last year. I was hoping they would play it tighter today and it just wasn't there."

  33. Full-time

    Championship: Watford 3-0 Bolton, Wigan 2-2 Reading. League One: Colchester 2-2 Oldham, Rochdale 0-1 Peterborough. League Two: Bury 0-1 Cheltenham. Conference: Aldershot 3-1 Altrincham

  34. Wicket

    Moeen does more damage

    Moeen Ali

    England could wrap this up within three days, which will not be great news for the money men at Emirates Old Trafford. Moeen Ali, the man with the beard that is feared, gets one to spin and take the outside edge of Ravindra Jadeja's bat. Chris Jordan pouches it at slip and India are 66-6, having lost five wickets for 13 runs.

  35. Goal

    Wigan 2-2 Reading - James McArthur (90+3 mins)

    Maybe Uwe Rosler and Wigan will get that point after all, as Scottish midfielder James McArthur snatches an equaliser for the Latics in added time.

  36. Post update

    Nathan Middleton

    BBC Radio Manchester at Bury v Cheltenham

    Injuries at Bury v Cheltenham

    Both teams take advantage of injury. James Poole on for debut and Nathan Cameron on as makeshift striker #BBCRMSport

  37. Wicket

    Anderson on song on home turf

    Lancashire's James Anderson is at it again as England close in on victory in the fourth Test against India at Emirates Old Trafford. Virat Kohli is quickly becoming his rabbit, as he is caught at slip by Ian Bell. India in tatters at 61-5, still 154 runs behind the hosts.

  38. Get involved

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    @JackHigginson6 tweeted: "Sir Alex Ferguson taking his seat at Rochdale #bbcrmsport, wow never thought I would see that".

    Well, he certainly appears to have made an impact at Spotland - there's eight minutes of Fergie time.

  39. Wicket

    White strikes for Lancashire

    It's been a long time coming but Lancashire have a breakthrough at New Road where Wayne White has removed Tom Fell for 74 to end a second-wicket partnership of 137 with Daryl Mitchell. Worcestershire are now 163-2 needing 142 more runs to win in just over 17 overs.

  40. Get involved

    It may be a new season, but some things remain the same on BBC Radio Manchester. You can have your say with Jimmy Wagg after the final whistle by calling 0161 228 2255, texting 81333 and starting your message with the word MANC, or using #BBCRMSport on social media.

  41. Wicket

    Moeen has India in a spin

    Another wicket for England and another for Moeen Ali, who is fast proving to be anything but a part-time spinner, Ajinkya Rahane mis-hits a drive straight back at Moeen, who takes a straightforward return catch low to his right. India are 61-4 and deep in trouble.

  42. Goal

    Watford 3-0 Bolton - Fernando Forestieri (80 mins)

    Watford fans celebrating

    Bolton's opening-day misery is complete. A mistake by debutant Dorian Dervite allows Fernando Forestieri to make it 3-0 to Watford. The home fans are celebrating once more. The same could not be said of the travelling support at Vicarage Road.

  43. Get involved

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    @RSBWFC79 tweeted: #bwfc normal service resumed, sounds like we can't play 4231 still. Chopped out dead wood but lacking squad depth.

  44. Post update

    Ian Cheeseman

    BBC Radio Manchester at Rochdale v Peterborough

    Calvin Andrew of Rochdale now wearing a bandage around his head and numberless shirt.

  45. Goal

    Wigan 1-2 Reading - Sean Morrison (77 mins)

    A very quick turnaround at the DW Stadium, as Alex Pearce sets up Sean Morrison to put Reading 2-1 in front against Wigan. Having looked like taking all three points today, Uwe Rosler will be grateful if his side could pick up one.

  46. Wicket

    England strike at Old Trafford

    England have a double breakthrough after tea to put them well on top against India. First James Anderson gets a bouncer to lift on Gautam Gambhir, who gloves it down the leg side to wicket-keeper Jos Buttler.

    Then, in the following over, Moeen Ali wins an lbw appeal against Cheteshwar Pujara, with replays suggesting it was going to miss the stumps.

    With no DRS in the series, the umpire's decision is final and India are 53-3, trailing by 162.

  47. Post update

    Bury 0-1 Cheltenham

    Nathan Middleton

    BBC Radio Manchester

    "Chances thick and fast now for Bury. A second stunning save by Carson from Nicky Adams' header, then Adams pulls just wide from the edge of the area."

  48. Goal

    Wigan 1-1 Reading - Shaun Cummings (71 mins)

    Wigan are pegged back by Reading in the Championship. Shaun Cummings fires in from the edge of the box to bring the Royals level with 19 minutes left to play at the DW Stadium.

  49. 50

    Worcestershire's Mitchell gets to 50

    Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell has 50 from 67 balls and Lancashire have work to do to defend their total of 304-7 in the One-Day Cup. The hosts are 137-1 after 27 overs.

  50. Football

    Latest scores

    Championship: Watford 2-0 Bolton, Wigan 1-0 Reading. League One: Colchester 2-2 Oldham, Rochdale 0-1 Peterborough. League Two: Bury 0-1 Cheltenham. Conference: Aldershot 3-1 Altrincham, Macclesfield 1-0 Braintree.

  51. Football

    Watford 2-0 Bolton

    Bolton make their second change, with Dorian Dervite brought on for his debut in place of Dean Moxey. Tim Ream moves over to left-back and Dervite slots into the centre of defence.

  52. Full-time

    Warrington Wolves 16-24 Leeds Rhinos

    Liam Sutcliffe and Tom Briscoe

    It's all over at Langtree Park and it's Leeds Rhinos heading to Wembley at the expense of Tony Smith's Warrington. The Wire just left themselves too much to do after those two tries from Ryan Hall and others from Joel Moon and Tom Briscoe.

  53. Goal

    Aldershot 3-1 Altrincham - Nicky Clee (58 mins)

    Hello, is there a way back for Alty yet? Nicky Clee scores with a left-foot shot after being put clear by Steven Gillespie and the Robins have a glimmer of hope.

  54. Goal

    Rochdale 0-1 Peterborough - Kyle Vassell (61 mins)

    Peterborough take the lead at Spotland through Kyle Vassell, who tucks the ball in left-footed at the far post. Rochdale's return to the third tier may be about to start with a defeat.

  55. Goal

    Colchester 2-2 Oldham - George Moncur (58 mins)

    Freddie Sears hits a post and substitute George Moncur puts in the rebound to level for Colchester against Oldham in League One.

  56. Post update

    Ian Cheeseman

    BBC Radio Manchester at Rochdale v Peterborough

    Good support from Peterborough at Rochdale's Spotland Stadium, short shirt sleeve weather.

  57. Try

    Warrington Wolves 16-24 Leeds Rhinos

    Hang on a minute. Maybe I underestimated the Wolves. Ben Westwood is a man you would want with you on the battlefield, he will never give in, and he touches down under the posts to drag Warrington back into this Challenge Cup semi-final. It gives his side the slightest of hopes with five minutes left to play.

  58. Goal

    Aldershot 3-0 Altrincham - Josh Scott (50 mins)

    It looks like it's not going to be a happy first day back in the Conference for Altrincham after Josh Scott nets Aldershot's third of the afternoon after a corner wasn't cleared.

  59. Football

    It's all gone quiet over there...

    No goals to tell you about since half-time. Seems to have been the quietest few minutes of the afternoon so far.

    Only eight minutes to go in the rugby league, though, and I fear I will not be bringing you good news if you are a Warrington fan...

  60. 50

    Fell leading Worcestershire reply

    Tom Fell has reached a half-century from 58 balls as Worcestershire chase 305 to beat Lancashire in the One-Day Cup. The home side are 108-1 after 22 overs at New Road.

    Follow ball-by-ball commentary of Worcestershire v Lancashire by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

  61. Post update

    Nathan Middleton

    BBC Radio Manchester at Bury v Cheltenham

    Bury v Cheltenham

    Bury against Cheltenham up and running in second half. Shakers players sent out early by David Flitcroft #BBCRMSport

  62. Post update

    Karl Bates

    BBC Radio Manchester at Colchester v Oldham

    The boys are ready and the manager's jacket is off, Oldham mean business.

  63. Try

    Warrington Wolves 10-24 Leeds Rhinos

    That surely ends Warrington's hopes of a return to Wembley doesn't it? Leeds winger Tom Briscoe takes advantage of a dropped pass by collecting the loose ball and racing away to touch down under the posts. Kevin Sinfield adds the simplest of conversions.

  64. Football

    Watford 2-0 Bolton

    Bolton have made a half-time substitution, with Liam Feeney coming on in place of Darren Pratley.

  65. Cricket

    Back out at Old Trafford

    India are back out after tea at Emirates Old Trafford, resuming on 33-1 in their second innings.

    Listen to Test Match Special by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

  66. Football

    Wigan 1-0 Reading

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    Wigan are back under way, leading 1-0 against Reading in the Championship. BBC North West Tonight's Richard Askam has spotted Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is an interested spectator at the DW Stadium.

  67. Get involved

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    @domstmoritz tweeted: Will be happy to keep it at just two #thatwhatithascometo

  68. Post update

    Watford 2-0 Bolton

    Steve Taylor

    Former Bolton Wanderers striker

    "It was disappointing to watch. Watford have dominated the play. They've only created two chances but they've scored them. You've got to put them away when you get them."

  69. Post update

    Bury 0-1 Cheltenham

    Nathan Middleton

    BBC Radio Manchester

    "Hanks' lovely curler separates the teams. Bury barely created anything and Cheltenham look dangerous on the counter."

  70. Try

    Warrington Wolves 10-18 Leeds Rhinos

    Ben Westwood darts through a gap and offloads to Stefan Ratchford, who touches down for Warrington. The video referee awards the score and Chris Bridge converts. Game on again at Langtree Park.

  71. Football

    Things can only get better for Bolton

    Dougie Freedman

    We said at the start of the afternoon that not everyone would be smiling today, and Bolton manager Dougie Freedman certainly will not be. His side are 2-0 down at Watford. Can they turn it around? Live second-half commentary on the way on 95.1FM and DAB with Jack Dearden and former Wanderers striker Steve Taylor.

  72. Rugby League

    Warrington Wolves 4-18 Leeds Rhinos

    Warrington are denied a second try, prop Chris Hill the unlucky man.

  73. Half-time

    Championship: Watford 2-0 Bolton, Wigan 1-0 Reading. League One: Colchester 1-2 Oldham, Rochdale 0-0 Peterborough. League Two: Bury 0-1 Cheltenham. Conference: Aldershot 2-0 Altrincham, Macclesfield 1-0 Braintree.

  74. Cricket

    Worcestershire making progress

    Worcestershire are 83-1 after 16 overs, chasing 305 to beat Lancashire in the One-Day Cup.

  75. Try

    Warrington Wolves 4-18 Leeds Rhinos

    A Joel Moon try extends Leeds' advantage over Warrington in the Challenge Cup at Langtree Park. A 14-point gap will be tough to overhaul in the second period.

  76. Post update

    Karl Bates

    BBC Radio Manchester at Colchester v Oldham

    Manager Lee Johnson a happy man here @ColU_Official v @OfficialOAFC. Forte at it again, 1-2 Oldham.

  77. Cricket

    India 33-1 at tea, trailing England by 182 runs

    Chris Woakes

    India are 33-1 at tea on day three of the fourth Test against England at Emirates Old Trafford. Spinner Moeen Ali, the man with the best beard in sport, has a big shout for leg before wicket turned down just before the interval. Chris Woakes has the only wicket to fall so far.

  78. Goal

    Bury 0-1 Cheltenham - Joe Hanks (41 mins)

    The visitors strike first at the JD Stadium. Byron Harrison brings down a long ball into the box and lays it off to Joe Hanks, who curls a shot into the top corner.

  79. Football

    Bury 0-0 Cheltenham

    Cheltenham's Matt Taylor has a goal disallowed for a foul, and Bury remain level in League Two as half-time approaches.

  80. Goal

    Colchester 1-2 Oldham - Jonathan Forte (40 mins)

    It's turning into a dream debut for Jonathan Forte as he converts Brian Wilson's pass to put Oldham in front at Colchester. Lee Johnson's side have turned this one around.

  81. Goal

    Aldershot 2-0 Altrincham - Jordan Roberts (34 mins)

    Altrincham are now two goals down at Aldershot on their return to the Conference, Jordan Roberts doubling the home side's advantage.

  82. Try

    Warrington Wolves 4-14 Leeds Rhinos

    Warrington back in it as Chris Bridge goes over for a try right at the start of the second half, and maybe Wembley is coming back into view for the Wolves. Bridge's conversion hits the post but there is hope for the Wire against Leeds.

  83. Rugby League

    Warrington Wolves 0-14 Leeds Rhinos

    Warrington v Leeds

    A big 40 minutes ahead for Warrington Wolves against Leeds Rhinos. Tony Smith's side trail 14-0 as the second half of their Challenge Cup semi-final gets under way.

  84. Football

    So, mixed fortunes for our two Championship clubs. It will be a long way back for Bolton, who trail Watford 2-0 in our featured commentary game, but Wigan lead 1-0 against Reading.

    Oldham, Rochdale and Bury are all level, Altrincham trail but Macclesfield are ahead.

  85. Goal

    Wigan 1-0 Reading - Callum McManaman (27 mins)

    Callum McManaman scores

    Wigan have not been at their best in the first half but Callum McManaman has put them in front against Reading in the Championship. Excellent work from Martyn Waghorn to set up the chance for McManaman.

  86. Goal

    Watford 2-0 Bolton - Matej Vydra (23 mins)

    It's a happy return to Vicarage Road for Matej Vydra - back at Watford after spending last season at West Brom - as he doubles the Hornets' lead from close range.

  87. Football

    Watford 1-0 Bolton

    Steve Taylor

    Former Bolton Wanderers striker

    "Bolton have not been too bad apart from giving that goal away."

  88. Wicket

    Woakes strikes for England

    Who needs Stuart Broad? Well, I am sure Alastair Cook would love him as part of his bowling attack as India look to reduce a first innings deficit of 215.

    In his absence because of a facial injury, Chris Woakes has taken the new ball and taken the first wicket, dismissing Murali Vijay leg before wicket for 18. India are 26-1, 189 runs behind.

  89. Post update

    Nathan Middleton

    BBC Radio Manchester at Bury v Cheltenham

    Bury dominating possession but being frustrated by Cheltenham's back 5. Flitcroft animated on sideline.

  90. Goal

    Macclesfield 1-0 Braintree - Chris Holroyd (15 mins)

    In the Conference, Chris Holroyd puts Macclesfield in front at the Moss Rose against Braintree from six yards.

  91. Football

    Rochdale 0-0 Peterborough

    A lucky escape for Rochdale, as Peterborough winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing hits the bar at Spotland. Still goalless.

  92. Goal

    Watford 1-0 Bolton - Troy Deeney (17 mins)

    Bolton fall behind in our commentary game at Vicarage Road. Troy Deeney, linked with a move to the Premier League during the summer, lofts the ball over Andy Lonergan to put the home side in front.

  93. Goal

    Colchester 1-1 Oldham - Jonathan Forte (18 mins)

    Oldham are level with their first attack, as debutant Jonathan Forte takes advantage of a deflection to equalise for the Latics.

  94. Football

    Latest scores

    Championship: Watford 0-0 Bolton, Wigan 0-0 Reading. League One: Colchester 1-0 Oldham, Rochdale 0-0 Peterborough. League Two: Bury 0-0 Cheltenham. Conference: Aldershot 1-0 Altrincham, Macclesfield 1-0 Braintree.

  95. Half-time

    Warrington Wolves 0-14 Leeds Rhinos

    Two tries from Ryan Hall, both converted by Kevin Sinfield, plus a penalty from the Leeds skipper have put the Rhinos in a strong position against Warrington at half-time in the Challenge Cup semi-final.

    Much for Wolves coach Tony Smith to ponder at the break.

    Watch Warrington v Leeds live on BBC One and online by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

  96. Try

    Warrington Wolves 0-14 Leeds Rhinos

    Ryan Hall is at it again, crossing easily in the corner for his second try of the match. Kevin Sinfield converts again from the touchline. Approaching the end of the first half in this Challenge Cup semi-final - Leeds have this one well in hand at the moment.

  97. Goal

    Aldershot 1-0 Altrincham - Brett Williams (10 mins)

    Altrincham are behind on their return to the Conference, Brett Williams scoring for Aldershot from Josh Scott's through ball.

  98. Goal

    Colchester 1-0 Oldham - Magnus Okuonghae (7 mins)

    Not the start Oldham would have hoped for. Magnus Okuonghae gives Colchester an early lead at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, drilling in after the Latics failed to clear a corner.

  99. Post update

    Karl Bates

    BBC Radio Manchester at Colchester v Oldham

    The teams line up at Oldham


  100. Wicket

    Lancashire strike early at New Road

    Lancashire's Tom Bailey has Worcestershire opener Richard Oliver caught behind for 13, and the hosts are 21-1 chasing 305 to win.

  101. Post update

    Ian Cheeseman

    BBC Radio Manchester at at Rochdale v Peterborough

    Sir Alex Ferguson takes his seat at Spotland

    Sir Alex Ferguson taking his seat at Rochdale #bbcrmsport

  102. Post update

    Ian Cheeseman

    BBC Radio Manchester at Rochdale v Peterborough

    Rochdale warming up at Spotland

    Excitement building at @officiallydale - I love football!

  103. Try

    Warrington Wolves 0-8 Leeds Rhinos

    Ryan Hall has shown his class there to acrobatically dive in at the corner for Leeds Rhinos, who extend their lead over Warrington Wolves in their Challenge Cup semi-final.

    Kevin Sinfield kicks the goal from the touchline, and Leeds are 8-0 up after 27 minutes.

  104. Post update

    Right, we're under way at Vicarage Road with our commentary match - Watford v Bolton Wanderers. You can listen to Manchester Sports on BBC Radio Manchester on 95.1FM and DAB.

    Football is back. Happy new season everyone.

  105. Football

    Colchester United v Oldham Athletic

    Karl Bates

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Oldham players warm up at Colchester

    Oldham fans starting to fill up the away end at Colchester.

  106. Football

    Team news: Bury v Cheltenham Town

    Bury: Jalal, Jones, McNulty, Tutte, Adams, Mayor, Hussey, Lowe, Nardiello, Soares, Mills.

    Subs: Sedgwick, Thompson, O'Brien, Widdowson, Lainton, Cameron, Poole.

    Cheltenham Town: Carson, Brown, M Taylor, Elliott, Vaughan, J Taylor, Richards, Hall, Braham-Barrett, Harrison, Gornell.

    Subs: Haworth, Deaman, Hanks, Black, Sterling-James, Arthur, Reynolds.

  107. Football

    Minutes from kick-off...

    Are you ready?

  108. Football

    Bury hoping for a quieter season - and promotion

    David Flitcroft

    Bury finished safely in mid-table last season, but their 2013-14 campaign was anything but uneventful.

    It kicked off with Stewart Day's takeover, three managers had spells in charge and a total of 47 players were used.

    This time around, after some astute summer signings, David Flitcroft's side are strong favourites to be promoted.

    Ahead of Bury's home game with Cheltenham, Flitcroft told BBC North West Tonight: "It's a compliment that they've given us that tag.

    "Last year we had a lot of quantity at the club. We've narrowed that down to go for some real quality. The bookies have probably looked at that and made us favourites."

  109. Cricket

    Worcestershire begin their reply

    Worcestershire have started their run chase at New Road - they require 305 to beat Lancashire in cricket's One-Day Cup and are 9-0 after the 1.4 overs.

    Ball-by-ball commentary continues online - listen by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page

  110. Football

    Team news: Rochdale v Peterborough United

    Rochdale: Lillis, Rafferty, Bennett, Lancashire, Tanser, Done, Henderson, Rose, Lund, Allen, Donnelly.

    Subs: Eastham, Vincenti, Andrew, Hery, Diba Musangu, Logan, Bunney.

    Peterborough United: Alnwick, Bostwick, Baldwin, Zakuani, Ntlhe, Mendez-Laing, Anderson, Payne, Taylor, Vassell, Washington.

    Subs: Smith, McCann, Day, Ferdinand, McEvoy, Santos, Barnett.

  111. Football

    Rochdale realistic ahead of League One return

    Keith Hill

    Rochdale are back in League One after a two-year absence, following their promotion from the fourth tier last season.

    Manager Keith Hill is realistic about Dale's chances of success, claiming that relegation "would not be a massive failure" if they were to drop straight back into League Two.

    He told BBC Radio Manchester: "The production line and the way we're trying to manage the club for the future would still be in place.

    "We have no intention of embarking on a relegation campaign, but it is a real possibility when you look at the enormity of the league. The club has only spent four seasons in League One so it's relatively new to us.

    "Our intention is to win the league. It's highly unlikely, but that's our intention."

  112. Football

    Team news: Colchester United v Oldham Athletic

    Colchester United: Walker, Clohessy, Okuonghae, Eastman, Gordon, Gilbey, Eastmond, Massey, Sears, Drey Wright, Ibehre.

    Subs: Thompson, Holman, Lewington, Bean, Moncur, Vose, Szmodics.

    Oldham Athletic: Rachubka, Brian Wilson, Kusunga, James Wilson, Mills, Winchester, Dayton, Jones, Kelly, Forte, Clarke-Harris.

    Subs: Elokobi, Brown, Dieng, Philliskirk, Mellor, Coleman, Gros.

  113. Football

    Oldham manager Johnson expects progression

    Lee Johnson

    Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson feels his squad are better equipped to be competitive in League One this season, the club's 18th consecutive year at that level.

    They sold Jose Baxter to Sheffield United and James Tarkowski to Brentford last term, yet were still able to finish 15th in the third tier.

    "The minimum expectation is progression because of what we're trying to do, particularly with the stadium," Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester ahead of their opening game at Colchester.

    "It's difficult because things happen in the season. Last year, we sold £1.2m worth of players and we didn't have the money to replace them, but it was invested in the right way to benefit the football club going forward.

    "Did we reap the benefit last year? No. But when that stand gets finished, there's bums on a seats, there's a gym in there and a year of revenue, that will enable us to kick on."

  114. Rugby League

    Warrington Wolves 0-2 Leeds Rhinos

    Leeds have started the better of the two sides at Langtree Park, but Warrington are holding firm for now.

    In other news, Wolves coach Tony Smith is sporting a wonderful pair of dark sunglasses.

  115. Football

    Team news: Watford v Bolton Wanderers

    Watford: Gomes, Tamas, Ekstrand, Angella, Paredes, Abdi, McGugan, Tozser, Pudil, Deeney, Vydra.

    Subs: Munari, Forestieri, Doyley, Ranegie, Dyer, Bond, Hoban.

    Bolton Wanderers: Lonergan, McNaughton, Mills, Ream, Moxey, Spearing, Kamara, Lee, Pratley, Danns, Davies.

    Subs: Bogdan, Feeney, Beckford, Dervite, Trotter, Wheater, Wilkinson.

  116. Football

    Bolton manager Freedman asks for patience

    Dougie Freedman

    Bolton Wanderers begin their third consecutive season in the Championship with a trip to Watford this afternoon.

    Manager Dougie Freedman has been able to tie down some of the loanees that impressed for the club last season on permanent deals during the summer, but others, such as striker Lukas Jutkiewicz, have gone elsewhere.

    "It's very frustrating for me - you help Alan Hutton get back on track and you help Lukas Jutkiewicz back on track, and then all of a sudden you don't see them," the Scot told BBC Radio Manchester.

    "That's where we are and we understand that.

    "If the football club's going in the direction of wanting to get one or two youngsters into the team, which we are, then we've got to show a little bit more patience than we possibly have over the years."

  117. Football

    Team news: Wigan Athletic v Reading

    Wigan Athletic: Carson, Perch, Boyce, Kiernan, Taylor, Huws, Cowie, McArthur, McManaman, Riera, Waghorn.

    Subs: Tavernier, Ramis, Maloney, Fyvie, Barnett, Al Habsi, Fortune.

    Reading: Federici, Gunter, Morrison, Pearce, Cummings, Blackman, Hector, Obita, Taylor, Edwards, Pogrebnyak.

    Subs: Cox, Guthrie, Akpan, McCarthy, Tanner, Kuhl, Stacey.

  118. Football

    Wigan squad close to completion, says Rosler

    Uwe Rosler

    Wigan Athletic made it to the Championship play-offs last season but their hopes of an immediate return to the Premier League were dashed by an extra-time defeat by Queens Park Rangers at the semi-final stage.

    Manager Uwe Rosler has strengthened his squad significantly during pre-season and told BBC Radio Manchester that two more players would make his squad "complete".

    The former Manchester City striker said: "There's still three weeks to go, and the advantage of the Football League is that the loan window opens after that.

    "I feel personally prepared and the players are prepared. I'm looking forward to when our squad is completed, because then we will be in a very strong position."

    The Latics, one of the favourites for promotion, start the season at home to Reading.

  119. Cricket

    Lancashire sorry over Test rain delay

    Old Trafford

    And following yesterday's downpours, Lancashire director of cricket Mike Watkinson apologised to fans after the second day of England's fourth Test with India was abandoned.

    Players were forced off at Emirates Old Trafford at 14:15 BST with England on 237-6.

    Despite heavy rain stopping 90 minutes later, ground staff could not drain a corner of the outfield and play was abandoned to angry boos at 17:39 BST.

    "We apologise if people feel let down, but these are extreme circumstances," Watkinson told BBC Radio 5 live. "It was an extremely heavy downpour and most grounds would have struggled."

  120. Boxing

    Fury-Chisora back on

    Time for a bit of today's news and the heavyweight boxing contest between Wythenshawe's Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora, which was cancelled last month when Chisora fractured his hand, has been rescheduled for 22 November in London.

    Promoter Frank Warren said: "It was an extremely unfortunate set of circumstances that caused Chisora to pull out with a fractured hand.

    "Despite the setbacks, they were both determined to fight each other and I believe that we could see a genuine old fashioned ring war between them."

  121. Rugby League

    Warrington Wolves 0-2 Leeds Rhinos

    We thought Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield would be a key figure in today's Challenge Cup semi-final, and he has just scored the opening points of the match.

    The England skipper has landed an early penalty and the Rhinos lead 2-0.

    However, 78 minutes is a long time to hang on to a two-point advantage...

  122. Cricket

    India set to resume

    England are stalking the boundary edge and ready to go at India's frail batting line-up for a second time in the fourth Test at Emirates Old Trafford.

    Alastair Cook's men have a lead of 215 runs, although there is no sign of the injured Stuart Broad for now.

    Lancashire's own sultan of swing James Anderson is there, though, and set to take the new ball.

  123. Get involved

    Tweet @BBCRadioManc

    @Simpo_B tweeted: @OfficialOAFC Pleased Winchester starts. So much talent and it's good to see youth products playing. #oafc #BBCRMSport #OneTeamOneDream

  124. Football

    Team news: Rochdale v Peterborough United

    Rochdale are back in League One and many of the team that won promotion last term are included by manager Keith Hill against Peterborough.

    Oliver Lancashire will lead the side as the club's new permanent captain.

  125. Rugby League

    Warrington Wolves v Leeds Rhinos

    We're under way at Langtree Park, where Leeds' Kevin Sinfield has kicked off the Challenge Cup semi-final between Warrington and the Rhinos.

    One of these famous clubs will be celebrating the prospect of a trip to Wembley in a couple of hours. Let battle commence.

    Coverage continues on BBC One, and you can also watch online by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

  126. Football

    Team news: Bury v Cheltenham Town

    Summer signings Shwan Jalal, Nicky Adams and Ryan Lowe are named in Bury's starting line-up for their League Two opener against Cheltenham.

    Lowe fired the Shakers to promotion in his first spell with the club - can he do the same again this term?

  127. Get involved

    Tweet @BBCRadioManc

    @SeanChapman96 tweeted: Hope @buryfcofficial can start the season off well today with 3 points!

  128. Cricket

    England all out against India

    England are all out for 367 in their first innings against India at Emirates Old Trafford.

    James Anderson was the last man to fall for nine. England have a lead of 215 runs.

  129. Football

    Team news: Colchester United v Oldham

    In League One, new captain Liam Kelly makes his debut for Oldham at Colchester and striker Jonathan Forte will also make his first start.

    Defender George Elokobi, who joined on a one-year contract on Friday, is named on the bench.

  130. Football

    Team news: Wigan Athletic v Reading

    Andrew Taylor, Oriol Riera, Emyr Huws and Don Cowie all make their debuts for Wigan Athletic against Reading in the Championship.

    Shaun Maloney is among the Latics' substitutes.

  131. Football

    Team news: Watford v Bolton Wanderers

    Team news is in from our commentary game - Watford v Bolton Wanderers.

    Andy Lonergan is preferred in goal, while summer signings Kevin McNaughton, Dean Moxey and Neil Danns all start for Bolton.

    Live commentary from Vicarage Road with Jack Dearden and Steve Taylor from 15:00 BST on 95.1FM and DAB.

  132. Get involved

    Tweet @BBCRadioManc

    @wafcian tweeted: Home again! Been to long since been @DWStadium come on @LaticsOfficial let's start with a bang! #wafc #3points

  133. Rugby League

    Can Warrington make it back to Wembley?

    Stefan Ratchford

    We are approaching kick-off at Langtree Park, where Warrington Wolves are playing Leeds Rhinos for a place in the Challenge Cup final.

    The Wolves have won the competition in three of the last five seasons, but lost to Hull FC at the semi-final stage in 2013.

    Versatile back Stefan Ratchford told BBC North West Tonight: "Just to get to a semi-final and give yourself a chance of getting back to Wembley is an unreal opportunity.

    "Last year, we felt the disappointment of losing a semi-final and it's not a nice feeling at all.

    "There will be 17 of us giving everything we've got and hopefully that will be enough to get us through."

    You can watch the game live on BBC One right now, or by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

  134. Get involved

    Tweet @BBCRadioManc

    @dwkms1 tweeted: @OfficialOAFC a big 3 points today would be a perfect start. Believe this could be our season #OneTeamOneDream #oafc #KeeptheFaith

  135. Cricket

    Lancs set Worcs 305 to win One-Day Cup tie

    Some impressive late hitting from Wayne White has taken Lancashire to 304-7 from their 50 overs.

    All-rounder White ended 26 not out from 18 balls, his late cameo including two fours and two sixes.

    Worcestershire's run chase begins shortly - listen to ball-by-ball commentary with Scott Read by clicking on the Live Coverage tab.

  136. Rugby League

    Team news: Warrington Wolves v Leeds Rhinos

    Warrington welcome back joint-captain Ben Westwood after resting the England international for their win at Catalan Dragons last week.

    Leeds have their captain, Kevin Sinfield, back in their line-up after a two-match suspension.

    Coverage is under way on BBC One, and you can also watch the game online by clicking on the Live Coverage tab.

  137. Football

    Today's fixtures

    You can listen to full match commentary of Watford v Bolton Wanderers on 95.1FM and DAB, plus updates of Wigan Athletic v Reading, Colchester United v Oldham Athletic, Rochdale v Peterborough United and Bury v Cheltenham Town.

    Unfortunately, we are unable to broadcast Football League matches online because of rights issues.

    However, we are able to bring you full match commentary from our two featured fixtures in the Conference - Aldershot v Altrincham and Macclesfield Town v Braintree Town - by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

    All seven matches start at 15:00 BST.

  138. We're under way....

    Manchester Sports has started on BBC Radio Manchester. Jimmy Wagg will be with you until 18:00 BST with all the action and the chance for you to have your say after the final whistle.

    Listen on 95.1FM, DAB and online by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

  139. Get involved

    Hopes for the season?

    So, how do you think your team will fare this season? Is promotion a realistic dream? Or are you fearing the worst for your club?

    There are plenty of ways for you to get in touch with us: by emailing, by using #BBCRMSport on social media or by texting 81333 and starting your message with the word MANC.

    Jimmy will read some of them out on air, and we will also post a selection here.

    And wherever you are following your team from today, send us a picture!

  140. Cricket

    Broad off injured at Old Trafford

    Stuart Broad

    There has been a slight delay to play after lunch at the fourth Test between England and India, as England batsman Stuart Broad has had to retire hurt.

    He top-edged a hook shot and the ball sneaked through the visor on his helmet, leaving Broad on his knees with blood streaming from his face.

    Stuart Broad is hit by a ball through the grill of his helmet from Varun Aaron

    Perhaps a wise decision for him to leave the field for a while, bringing Lancashire seamer James Anderson to the middle.

    Live commentary continues via the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

  141. Cricket

    Buttler in form as England take control

    Jos Buttler

    Thankfully the drainage issues of Friday appear to have cleared at Emirates Old Trafford and play is well under way on day three of the fourth Test between England and India.

    Lancashire wicket-keeper Jos Buttler has scored his second Test half-century in two innings on his home ground.

    He was out for 70 and England are currently 339-8 in their first innings, 187 runs ahead of the tourists.

    You can listen to live Test Match Special commentary by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

  142. Cricket

    Lancashire batting first at New Road

    Today's live sport is already under way, with Lancashire playing Worcestershire in cricket's One-Day Cup.

    Lancashire have struggled in the 50-over competition so far this summer, winning just one of their first four group games.

    They are batting first and are 270-6 in the 47th over, with Ashwell Prince, Karl Brown and Steven Croft all scoring half-centuries.

  143. Rugby League

    Wembley beckons for Warrington

    The Challenge Cup is at the semi-final stage and we are just two weeks away from the final at Wembley.

    The first of the two finalists will be decided today, with Warrington Wolves facing Leeds Rhinos at Langtree Park.

    Warrington have a superb recent record in the competition, lifting the trophy three times in the past five seasons, and they defeated Leeds in the 2010 and 2012 finals.

    Will history repeat itself again? Kick-off is at 14:30 BST.

  144. Football

    The season starts here...

    It is the start of a brand new football season - new replica shirts are being broken out and worn outdoors for the first time, the unmistakeable smell of pies and gravy-based drinks is back in the air, and every supporter is dreaming of winning promotion next May.

    Along the way, there will be hopes and fears, triumphs and tears, delights and disappointments. So settle in, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

    For Bolton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic, Oldham Athletic, Rochdale, Bury, Altrincham and Macclesfield Town, that ride starts today at 15:00 BST.

  145. Post update

    Good afternoon, and welcome to a live text commentary of today's BBC Radio Manchester Sport programme.

    We are taking part in a one-off trial to enhance the coverage you can already hear on 95.1FM and DAB.

    Over the next four hours or so, we will be bringing you details of all of the biggest sporting events taking place in Greater Manchester this afternoon, including the start of the Football League season, Challenge Cup rugby league and cricket's One-Day Cup.