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Summary

  1. Now: F1 news conference
  2. Nine Premier League news conferences today
  3. Pique & Alba to miss second Barca-Man City game
  4. Get Involved: #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse, Emlyn Begley and Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That the end of the news conference in Austin.

    Thanks for joining us on Sportsday, we will be back bright and early tomorrow.

    You can follow all this evening's Europa League action on the BBC Sport website.

    Good night.

  2. Post update

    Fancy some Europa League football? Our live text is up and running.

    You can find it here. 

    Southampton face Inter Milan at 18:00 BST before Manchester United host Fenerbahce at 20:05 BST.

  3. F1 news conference

    Formula 1

    This was the moment Romain Grosjean took a picture for Lewis Hamilton.

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    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton was asked about blocking some journalists on Twitter

     He says he has only just heard about it.

     “I don’t manage every single part of my social media. I have a couple of people doing it for me. I don't have a lot of time to do that. Generally, if you see someone (saying something bad) they just block. It was a blocking spree. I don’t even have the app on my phone.”

  5. F1 news conference

    Formula 1

    The other drivers have just been asked if they were bored at the news conference with Lewis Hamilton getting all the attention.

    The consensus seemed to be that yes it could be better, but that is just the way it goes.

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    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton was asked about taking a picture during the news conference.

    He said; "I took a picture, I waited for everyone to finish their questions and answer. It was a good picture and your all in it."

  7. F1 news conference

    Formula 1

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer in Austin

    This is Lewis Hamilton on his close to his best press conference form - long, considered, thoughtful answers. Very different from how he was in Japan in the news conference that triggered all the controversy at the last race.

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    Formula 1

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    Lewis Hamilton said in Japan that he would prefer fans to ask questions.

    So one journalist turned up with a question from a fan.

    The first asked if he would ever take a sabbatical?

    He said "I don't plan on taking a sabbatical unless it is to stop."

    The second question was how he would feel if Nico Rosberg won the F1 title?

    "I will take it like a man, I can not win them all. But I am still in a position with the points available. Anything is possible. I will then move on once it is decided, all can I do is shape the future which is next year, life moves on and next season I will come back stronger."

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    Formula 1

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer in Austin

    Hamilton passes his phone to Romain Grosjean behind him to take a photo of himself with the media in the background.

  10. Formula 1 news conference

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton won last year's US Grand Prix to win his third Formula 1 World Championship.

    But this year he finds himself 33 points behind team-mate Nico Rosberg, with just four races left.

    Hamilton, who has won the race four times said: “Austin, America, has always been a good hunting ground for me. It is a fantastic track. They did a very good job with the design and it is one of the few newer circuits that allows following of cars and overtaking. The weather is going to be better this weekend (than last year), which is great for the fans and I am excited.”

  11. F1 news conference

    Formula 1

    lewis hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton is answering questions and does not have his phone out.

    He is asked first about his appearance on US talkshow, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

    "I was very fortunate to be on the Ellen show the other day. I love being in the States, it is a good opportunity for me to reach a new audience, who perhaps hadn’t heard of F1, but they were all glued to their seats to learn of something knew. I do not think any drive has been on the Ellen show,  so I'm proud of it."

  12. Europa League

    Inter Milan v Southampton (18:00 BST)

    And here is the team out to stop the Saints..

  13. F1 news conference

    Formula 1

    The drivers up in front of the world's media are: Valtteri Bottas (Williams), Romain Grosjean (Haas), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Kevin Magnussen (Renault), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari).  

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    Formula 1

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer in Austin

    Hamilton has his fashion-statement clear-lens glasses on and is all smiles as he sits down between Sebastian Vettel and Nico Hulkenberg.

  15. Europa League

    Inter Milan v Southampton (18:00 BST)

    The teams are in at the San Siro...

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    Formula 1

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer in Austin

    There's lots of anticipation in the media centre ahead of the official pre-US Grand Prix press conference. How will Lewis Hamilton be, two weeks on from his, er, contretemps with the media in Japan? We're about to find out.

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    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton

    We should hopefully be hearing from Lewis Hamilton very soon, ahead of this weekend's US Grand Prix.

    The Mercedes driver came under scrutiny over his behaviour at the same media event in Japan, during which he gave short answers and played on his phone.

    He also said fans and not journalists should ask the questions and walked out of a post-qualifying Mercedes briefing.  

    This could be interesting...

  18. Man City would 'open doors wide' for Messi

    Football

    Manchester City would "open the doors wide" for Lionel Messi if he opts to leave Barcelona, according to chief executive Ferran Soriano.

    Messi's hat-trick on Wednesday consigned City to a 4-0 Champions League defeat at the Nou Camp.

    "Messi is the best player in the world. If one day he wants to come to City, we would open the doors wide for him," Soriano told the Daily Mail.

    However he confirmed that City have not made any moves for the striker.

    "We didn't call him. The natural thing for Messi is to finish his career in Barcelona," he added.

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  19. Limerick pays tribute to Anthony Foley

    Rugby Union

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    Video caption: Hundreds lined streets to pay tribute to Munster coach Anthony Foley who died aged 42.

    Chief sports writer Tom Fordyce has visited Limerick, where a community has been paying tribute to Anthony Foley.

    The Munster head coach died on Saturday in Paris.