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Sportsday Live - Thursday 1 September

All the fall-out from the transfer deadline day, plus more.

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2200: That's it from Sportsday Live for Thursday and it will resume again on Friday at 0800 BST.

2157: TENNIS - The pressure is on Elena Baltacha as she loses her serve at the start of the second set against Svetlana Kuznetsova at the US Open. A final reminder that you can follow the remainder of the match with Chris Bevan on the BBC Sport website or listen to commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.

2152: TENNIS - The schedule for Friday's play at the US Open is announced and Britain's Andy Murray will play Robin Haase of the Netherlands in the third match of the day on Louis Armstrong Stadium court. The match will start after the all-US clash between John Isner and Robby Ginepri, which will not start before 1800 BST. The earliest Murray and Haase will be on court will be around 2000 BST but it could be closer to 2100.

2141: TENNIS - After a promising start where she led 3-0, Britain's Elena Baltacha loses the first set of her US Open second-round match 6-4 to former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova. You can follow the latest from Chris Bevan on the BBC Sport website or listen to commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.

2130: BASKETBALL - You can watch highlights of Great Britain's 90-61 defeat to Turkey at EuroBasket 2011 on the BBC Sport website (UK users only).

2121: FOOTBALL -England wrap up a 6-0 win over Azerbaijan in their Under 21 Euro 2013 Group Eight qualifier at Vicarage Road - two goals apiece from Henri Lansbury and Craig Dawson with Jordan Henderson and Martyn Waghorn also on target.

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2110: TENNIS - Britain's Elena Baltacha makes a promising start against Svetlana Kuznetsova at the US Open, winning the opening two games. You can follow the latest from Chris Bevan on the BBC Sport website or listen to commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.

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2100: FOOTBALL - Henri Lansbury makes it 4-0 for the England Under-21s against their Azerbaijan counterparts at Vicarage Road in their Euro 2013 Group Eight qualifier.

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2053: TENNIS - You can also follow the latest from the Baltacha v Kuznetsova clash from Chris Bevan on the BBC Sport website.

2043: TENNIS - Former champion Serena Williams eases into the third round of the US Open after a comfortable 6-0 6-1 win over Michaella Krajicek. On court 11, South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers beats Mona Barthel so Britain's Elena Baltacha will be up soon against 2004 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova. You can hear full commentary of the match on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.

BBC Radio 5 live
2039: RUGBY UNION - At 2100 BST on 5 Live Rugby on BBC Radio 5 Live, you can relive how England defied the odds to reach the 2007 Rugby World Cup final with interviews from Phil Vickery, Brian Ashton, Mike Catt and Josh Lewsey.

2030: MOTO GP - Italian veteran Loris Capirossi, the former 125 and 250cc world champion and winner of 29 Grand Prix races says he will retire from the sport at the end of the season.

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2020: FOOTBALL - At half-time in their Euro 2013 Group Eight qualifier at Vicarage Road, England Under-21s lead Azerbaijan 3-0. West Brom defender Craig Dawson headed in a Henri Lansbury corner, before Lansbury volleyed in from an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cross in the opening 20 minutes. Skipper Jordan Henderson then curled in a shot from the edge of the penalty area just before the break to make it three. It could have been more for England had Arsenal's Oxlade-Chamberlain not had several goal-bound efforts well saved.

Capello has faith in youngsters

2016: FOOTBALL -England manager Fabio Capello says Manchester United trio Tom Cleverly, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are "ready" for the England squad, but will not name his team until Friday for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria.

2012: TENNIS - Roger Federer's win over Israel's Dudi Sela gives him his 225th Open-era Grand Slam victory, moving him past Andre Agassi into second place on the all-time list. Jimmy Connors is the leader with a 233-49 record.

2000: FOOTBALL - World Cup construction workers at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro went on strike on Thursday for the second time in two weeks after elements of a pay accord reached to end the first stoppage were not met, they said. Two weeks ago labourers refurbishing the giant stadium for the 2014 World Cup went on strike after a colleague was badly injured in an on-site explosion.

1953: ATHLETICS -Coming up on BBC Radio 5 live at 8pm: Discussion and analysis of the action so far at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu . Great Britain won a gold and silver medal today.

1948: ATHLETICS - Tom Fordyce has written a blog on Britain's 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene . "All these months on this cold, wet hill in Bath pay off in the big championships," Greene told Fordyce when they met last month.

1941: TENNIS - Juan Monaco advances to the third round of the US Open on after Radek Stepanek retires in the third set with Monaco leading 6-4 6-1 2-0. The 23rd-seeded Stepanek said his right, serving shoulder had been bothering him for a few weeks.

1934: TENNIS - Five-time champion Roger Federer eases into the third round of the US Open with a 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory over Israeli Dudi Sela. Federer, the third seed, needed just 77 minutes to set up a meeting with either Aussie teenager Bernard Tomic or 27th-seeded Marin Cilic.

1925: CRICKET - Opening batsman Tino Mawoyo hits an unbeaten half-century as Zimbabwe reach 245-4 at stumps on the first day of the one-off Test against Pakistan in Bulawayo. The 25-year-old Mawoyo, playing in only his second Test, faced 273 balls and struck 10 boundaries in a composed innings of 82 not out.

1914: FOOTBALL - England U21 v Azerbaijan U21 teams: England U21: Butland, Flanagan, Caulker, Dawson, Briggs, Henderson, Rodwell, Lansbury, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wickham, Delfouneso. Subs: Amos, Bennett, Wisdom, Barkley, Shelvey, Sordell, Waghorn. Azerbaijan U21: Umarov, Garayev, Badavi Huseynov, Novruz Mammadov, Tarlan Guliyev, Seyidov, Abdullayev, Eshqin Guliyev, Guluzada, Hasanov, Ozkara. Subs: Agayev, Mustafayev, Nurahmadov, Zaytsev, Ahmadov, Imamverdiyev, Isgandarov.

1910: CRICKET - Scott Borthwick's maiden five-wicket haul revives Durham 's County Championship title challenge at Hove and deepens Sussex 's relegation fears . A week after his England one-day debut in Ireland, leg-spinner Borthwick took 5-80 in 19 overs as Sussex were dismissed for 218.

1902: RUGBY UNION - World Cup-winning centre Will Greenwood believes Mike Tindall and Shontayne Hape deserve their places in England's squad for the tournament in New Zealand, which kicks off next week. The effectiveness of the Tindall-Hape axis has been criticised for a lack of pace and invention but Greenwood says Leicester's Manu Tuilagi adds the missing ingredient. "Tindall is a much maligned player, outstandingly good at what he does, but he needs a counterfoil and in Tuilagi I think they've found one for him," said Greenwood.

1855: CRICKET - Kent look set to wrap up a convincing County Championship win over Division Two rivals Essex with a day to spare, but may yet pay the price for preparing a below-par pitch for this end-of-season encounter at Canterbury. Essex closed on 180-9 in their second innings , a lead of 64, after David Masters took 6-78 to help dismiss Kent for 260.

1849: CRICKET - Another century by Shivnarine Chanderapaul further undermined Yorkshire's hold on Division One status and edged Warwickshire closer to the County Championship crown at Edgbaston. Needing to make 350 to have enough bonus points to overhaul Lancashire after the leaders' early defeat at Worcester, they were just about on course as Chanderpaul's 110 from 182 balls helped level the scores with six wickets down at the end of the second day.

1840: EQUESTRIAN - Britain's William Fox-Pitt leads after the opening day of dressage at the Burghley Horse Trials . The 42-year-old has won at Burghley on five previous occasions and victory this year, with Parklane Hawk and Neuf Des Coeurs, would make him the most successful competitor in the history of the event.

1828: CRICKET - Gloucestershire take advantage of perfect batting conditions to reach 278-2 in reply to Glamorgan's 378 in the County Championship Division Two game at Bristol.

1816: TENNIS - Jelena Jankovic won in straight sets despite needing an injury timeout early in her US Open second-round match against Jelena Dokic. The 11th-seeded Serb won 6-3 6-4 in one hour, 21 minutes.

1809: TENNIS - Kevin Anderson of South Africa reaches the US Open third round for the second successive year on with an impressive 6-1 6-2 6-2 victory over French 29th seed Michael Llodra.

1800: GOLF - England's Nick Dougherty, who has dropped to 791st in the world and has not made a halfway cut since last November's Hong Kong Open, shoots an eight-under round of 63 to lead the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre.

1738: FOOTBALL - Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington tells BBC Sport he will give injured duo Kyle Lafferty and Pat McCourt every chance to be fit for Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier against Serbia at Windsor Park.

1730: BASKETBALL -Great Britain lose 90-61 to Turkey in their second EuroBasket group game in Lithuania.

1725: CRICKET - Opener Tinotenda Mawoyo, playing in only his second Test, scores his maiden half-century, hitting 82 in six hours and 21 minutes as Zimbabwe reach 245 for four at the close of the first day of the one-off Test against Pakistan at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.

1712: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty in Sofia ahead of England's Euro 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria on Twitter : "Darren Bent missing England training. Groin injury."

1701: CYCLING - Slovakia's Peter Sagan wins the 12th stage of the Vuelta a Espana but Britain's Bradley Wiggins retains a seven second lead over Team Sky team-mate Chris Froome in the overall standings.

1654: HORSE RACING - Former Derby-winning trainer Walter Swinburn is to quit the training ranks on 31 October. Swinburn, who rode Shergar to victory in 1981, as well as winning the race on two other occasions, took over the training licence from his father-in-law, Peter Harris, in November 2004, and has sent out over 260 winners from his yard in Tring, Herefordshire.

1651: RUGBY LEAGUE - Sky Sports News reports that former Welsh rugby union international Gareth Thomas has signed for Challenge Cup winners Wigan Warriors.

1641: FOOTBALL - Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane insists that his move to LA Galaxy will not reduce his hunger for success on the international stage. "Just because I'm 10 hours away on a flight, it's certainly not going to change my desire to play for my country," he said. "I had the same desire as I have now when I was 17 and the same commitment, so for me, it's no different. I will just continue doing what I have been doing for the last 10 years, and that's scoring goals."

1632: PARA-DRESSAGE - The British team who will compete at this weekend's European Para-Dressage Championships in Belgium has been named - Beijing gold medallist Anne Dunham will be joined by Sophie Wells, Deb Criddle and Emma Sheardown, who earned a late call-up after Sophie Christiansen's horse Rivaldo of Berkeley suffered a minor injury. Natasha Baker will compete as an individual

1625: FOOTBALL - The FC Sion president Christian Constantin tells BBC Scotland he believes his club will ultimately win their battle to remain in the Europa League and be cleared of fielding ineligible players. Uefa are due to consider two appeals by Celtic on Friday, who were beaten by the Swiss side in the last qualifying round.

1620: FOOTBALL - The Press Association reports that Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has mocked the reported big-money interest in Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic, who was the subject of a confirmed £6.5m bid from Leicester, which was rejected by the Ibrox club, but there were rumours that another club put in a £9m bid for him. Lawwell said: "Well, last night we got a £29m bid offer for [Gary] Hooper. From an unknown agent, from an unknown club, from another universe."

1614: FOOTBALL - Senior Plymouth Argyle players are considering not playing against Burton Albion in their scheduled League Two match on Saturday because they have not been paid again.

1608 FOOTBALL: New Manchester City signing Owen Hargreaves concedes he will not be able to rush straight back into action with his new club after managing just four appearances in the last three seasons because of injuries. The 30-year-old has signed a one-year deal at the Etihad Stadium.

1556 BASKETBALL: Watch live coverage of the EuroBasket match between Great Britain and Turkey, on the BBC Sport website.

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1553 FOOTBALL: BBC Radio 5 live's senior football reporter Ian Dennis on Twitter: "Fabio Capello tells 5 live "goals are a fantastic medicine for a striker" as he talks about Wayne Rooney in Sofia."


1549 ATHLETICS: In his latest column for the BBC Sport website, triple Olympic javelin medallist and BBC Radio 5 live summariser Steve Backley says that Britain will improve on the five World Championship medals they have won to date with the likes of triple jumper Phillips Idowu and Mo Farah in the 5,000m to come.

1534 FOOTBALL: Capello on Owen Hargreaves future as an England player: "I hope he will be fit because he is an important player for England and he played well up to his knee problems. I hope he will be really good in a short time for Manchester City and then for the international team. He didn't play for two years, so we need to wait."

1532 FOOTBALL: More from Capello on England's away form in the qualifying campaign: "Usually when you play at home teams come to defend and we can find it diffficult. Away from home, we can sometimes find more space. It is important [to win] because every game we play is really important."

1530 FOOTBALL: England manager Fabio Capello, on the team to face Buglaria in their Euro 2012 qualifier in Sofia on Friday: "I got a lot of ideas. You need to wait. I need to find some solutions."

1523 GOLF: Nick Dougherty is putting his poor form behind him at the European Masters in Switzerland. The Englishman, who has missed 21 cuts this year, is six under after 13 holes, joining Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Germany's Martin Kaymer in the lead.

1515 CYCLING: Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins have been named in a preliminary squad by British Cycling for this month's Road Cycling World Championships in Copenhagen. Twelve riders will be narrowed down to eight for the for the road race, while Wiggins is on the time-trial list along with David Millar and Alex Dowsett. Emma Pooley will defend her women's time trial, while Olympic champion Nicole Cooke is among nine riders in contention for seven road race places. The team will be finalised over the next week.

1510 CRICKET: Title-chasing Lancashire have been bowled out for 80 in their second innings of their game against relegation-threatened Worcestershire, who knocked off the five runs they needed in the first over to win by 10 wickets.

1504 CRICKET: Lancashire have apologised to their former captain David Lloyd after stewards mistakenly told him to leave the Members' Bar at Old Trafford before England's Twenty20 game against India on Wednesday evening.

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1455 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports news correspondent Matt Slater on Twitter: "Getting questions about worrying (even by their standards) developments at Plymouth - sounds grim, trying to establish facts now."

1445 GOLF: England's Lee Westwood is four under after an incredible opening seven holes at the European Masters in Switzerland. The former world number one double-bogeyed the second, but followed that with a run of birdie, par, eagle, birdie, eagle. He is two shots off the lead, which is jointly held by Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and Germany's Martin Kaymer on six under.

1438 ATHLETICS: Catch up with an exciting day at the World Championships in Daegu for Great Britain. Dai Greene took 400m hurdles gold while Hannah England superb sprint finish earned her silver in the 1500m.

1428 FOOTBALL: For some insight into Arsenal's deadline-day deals, read BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan's behind-the-scenes blog from the Emirates Stadium.

1422 FOOTBALL: QPR have confirmed the signing of Southampton forward Jason Puncheon, 25, on loan until the start of January.

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1420 FOOTBALL: Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand on Twitter: "If u give Rory Delap a sly dead arm in the tunnel u think it will affect he's (sic) throw in?! Gotta say I enjoy playing at the Britannia stadium."



1414 FOOTBALL: Fulham have confirmed the signing of Swedish striker Muamer Tankovic, 16, from IFK Norrkoping on a three-year deal.

1409 GOLF: Final qualifying for the 2012 Open will take place at three courses in England and one in Scotland, instead of close to the championship venue in a bid to make it more convenient for the players. Royal Lytham hosts next year's Open from 19-22 July. Royal Cinque Ports in Deal, Hillside in Southport, Woburn near Milton Keynes and Glasgow Gailes near Ayr will host the qualifying with three places at each venue up for grabs.

1402 FOOTBALL: Blackburn have cancelled the contract of striker El Hadj Diouf, according to Rovers manager Steve Kean.

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1357 ATHLETICS BBC Sport chief sports writer Tom Fordyce on Twitter: "Fabulous example of delivering under pressure against the very best in the world. Dai delivers, whatever the pressure or situation."


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1352 FORMULA 1: BBC Sport online F1 editor Andrew Benson on Twitter: "F1 race director Charlie Whiting visits Indian track and says progress 'exceeds expections', race organisers say."


1347 ATHLETICS: Dai Greene's gold medal in the men's 400m hurdles sees Great Britain climb to fourth in the medal table behind the United States, Russia and Kenya.

1339 ATHLETICS: Welshman Greene clocks 48.27 seconds to become GB's first gold-medallist at this year's championships. Javier Culson of Puerto Rico wins silver, LJ van Zyl of South Africa wins bronze.

1334 ATHLETICS: Great Britain's Dai Greene wins gold in the men's 400m hurdles at the World Championships in Daegu.

1325 ATHLETICS: Lashinda Demus of the United States wins the women's 400m hurdles world title Thursday, setting a new world best for 2011 of 52.47 seconds. Jamaica's Melaine Walker (52.73) wins silver with Natalya Antyukh of Russia takes bronze (53.85).

1322 RUGBY UNION: France coach Marc Lievremont rules centre Maxime Mermoz out of France's opening World Cup game , but announces on that he will be using all 30 players in his squad for the opening two Pool A matches against Japan and Canada.

1316 CRICKET: Australia's batsmen failed to build on a fine debut performance by Nathan Lyon as Sri Lanka played their way back into an absorbing first Test in Galle. Lyon claimed 5-34 as the home side were skittled for 105 in reply to Australia's first-innings 273. But the tourists struggled in their second knock and three wickets late in the day from Rangana Herath put the game back in the balance as Australia closed on 115-6 - a lead of 283.

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1300 ATHLETICS: Britain's Hannah England wins silver in the women's 1500m at the World Championships in Daegu. Follow live text commmentary of the World Championships on the BBC Sport website.

1256 GOLF: Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy shot a six-under-par 65 to share the early lead at the European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland with Germany's Martin Kaymer. The event is the first qualifer for the 2012 European Ryder Cup team and you can follow the scores on the European Tour website.

1249 FOOTBALL: Dutch winger Eljero Elia, who moved to Juventus from Hamburg on transfer deadline day, has revealed there was interest in him from a number of English clubs. The 24-year-old told www.onsoranje.nl: "My agent did have contact with Arsenal, but it took too long. I had no contact with Arsene Wenger. Wigan, Everton, Fulham and Newcastle had fairly concrete interest."

1242 CRICKET: Australia have reached 115-6 at the end of the second day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Usman Khawaja (two) and Mitchell Johnson (three) are the unbeaten batsmen. The tourists lead by 283 runs after earlier bowling the hosts out for 105.

1235 ATHLETICS: Kenya's defending champion Ezekiel Kemboi wins the 3,000m steeplechase at the World Championships and celebrates by ripping off his running vest, kissing the Daegu track and wrapping himself in his national flag. Follow live text commmentary of the World Championships on the BBC Sport website.

1232 FORMULA 1: Mark Webber has refused to concede the world drivers' championship despite trailing Red Bull team-mate and leader Sebastian Vettel by 92 points with just 175 still up for grabs.

1225 ATHLETICS: Double defending women's triple jump world champion Yargeris Savigne of Cuba pulls out of the event in Daegu with an injury. Savigne won the competition in Berlin two years ago and in Osaka in 2007. Follow live text commmentary of the World Championships on the BBC Sport website.

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1220 ROWING: Great Britain's men's eight, which included 1992 Olympic gold medallist Greg Searle, has won silver at the World Championships in Slovenia. Winners Germany are unbeaten in three years.

1213 FOOTBALL: It is 10 years since England defeated Germany 5-1 in a World Cup qualifier at Munich's Olympiastadion. The fortunes of the two nations have differed wildly in the intervening decade though with Germany dealing well with the defeat.

1205 ATHLETICS: Yamile Aldama, making her first appearance at a senior championships for Great Britain, has made a good start to the triple jump, leaping out to 14.50m. She is currently fourth in the second round. Follow her progress with BBC Sport's live text commentary.

1155 ROWING: Great Britain's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win silver in the women's pair at the World Championships . They were beaten in a very close finish by defending champions New Zealand. Glover and Stanning had already qualified for the Olympics yesterday in their semi-final.

1152 JUDO: Great Britain will send a 24-strong men's squad to the GB World Cup at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, on 1-2 October . Norwich player Colin Oates will be looking to build on his fifth-place finish at last week's World Championships in Paris, with fellow Olympic hopeful Craig Fallon also set to compete along with lightweights James Millar and Ashley McKenzie.

1145 OLYMPICS: Azerbaijan's National Olympic Committee says it has submitted a bid to host the 2020 Olympics in its capital, Baku. Committee spokeswoman Konul Nurulleyeva saID the experience gained from the city's failed bid for the 2016 Games would help it to mount an improved challenge. Baku joins Madrid, Rome, Tokyo, Istanbul and Doha, Qatar, among the 2020 bid contenders.

1142 ROWING: Great Britain's Peter Chambers and Kieren Emery win gold in the men's lightweight pair at the World Rowing Championships.

1138 CRICKET: Zimbabwe reach 74-1 at lunch on day one of their one-off Test against Pakistan in Bulawayo. Having been put in, openers Tino Mawoyo and Vusi Sibanda batted out almost the entire session before the latter was dismissed five short of a half-century.

1133 ATHLETICS: Asafa Powell pulls out of the Jamaican 4x100m relay team on Thursday because he has not sufficiently recovered from a groin injury.

1123 RUGBY UNION Romania winger Catalin Fercu was a late withdrawal from their Rugby World Cup squad because he was not prepared to fly all the way to New Zealand . The Romanian side arrived in Christchurch to prepare for their first game of the tournament against Scotland in Invercargill on 10 September without Fercu, who failed to get on the plane when it left Romania.

1119 CRICKET: Leicestershire are dismissed for 193 in their first innings against Middlesex at Lord's and forced to follow on. England captain Andrew Strauss scored 241 not out in his side's 496-2, his highest first-class score.

1115 FOOTBALL: Manchester United have posted record operating profits of £110.9m for the past financial year . The club have also recorded a record revenue of £334.1m - an increase of £45m from last year and passing £300m for the first time - according to figures for the year ending 30 June 2011.

1108 GYMNASTICS: A Chinese gymnastics judge has dismissed a finding by the sport's international body that he committed fraud by falsifying a score to help a Chinese athlete win gold at the 2010 Asian Games. The official Xinhua News Agency reported that the judge, Shao Bin, said the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) lacked evidence against him. Earlier this week, the FIG downgraded Shao's status as a judge and ordered him to pay legal costs.

1059 RUGBY LEAGUE: Wigan are refusing to comment on speculation linking the Challenge Cup winners with a shock move for veteran Welsh three-quarter Gareth Thomas . The 37-year-old former British Lions captain is a free agent following Crusaders' withdrawal from Super League and is reported to have agreed a 12-month contract with the Warriors.

1050 FOOTBALL: Wesley Sneijder says he is not disappointed that a move to Manchester United did not happened during the transfer window. "I did have the feeling that it was getting close," the Inter Milan midfielder told Dutch newspaper Algemee Dagblad . "Through a combination of circumstances it didn't happen. We had a number of conversations about it. The situation was that Inter had to sell a player, Samuel Eto'o or me. And there was indeed interest."

1040 FOOTBALL: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is charged with improper conduct for comments made prior to the match with Sunderland on 20 August, the Football Association confirm.

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1035 RUGBY UNION: BBC rugby union commentator Alastair Eykyn on Twitter: "Tune into 5 live Rugby tonight, 9-1030pm for a special look at England's road to the 2007 RWC final, with special insights from Phil Vickery and Brian Ashton."


1027 FOOTBALL: Portugal defender Ricardo Carvalho storms out of training camp and announces he is quitting international football on the eve of a Euro 2012 qualifier against Cyprus. Portuguese Football Federation officials say they have no idea what triggered the Real Madrid defender's anger.

1022 OLYMPICS: Ghana is cleared to compete in next year's London Olympics after the government took steps to amend a controversial sports law, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday .

1017 FOOTBALL: Craig Bellamy on the Liverpool FC website: "I've grown up with Kenny Dalglish, now to be signed by him is a massive honour. I'm very happy. It's been a long couple of months, I had to be patient and believe something like this could happen."

1013 RUGBY LEAGUE: Hull KR captain Mick Vella confirms he will end his playing career at the end of the season. The 33-year-old prop's decision brings to an end an illustrious 13-year career that saw him chalk up 159 appearances for Parramatta and 113 for Rovers, in addition to winning eight caps for the Kangaroos.

1007 CRICKET: Australia's Nathan Lyon, who removed Kumar Sangakkara with his first ball in Test cricket, has taken four more Sri Lanka wickets to record his first five-wicket haul. Lyon's 5-34 helped bowl the hosts out for 105, their lowest total at home in five years. Australia, who scored 273 in their first innings, lead by 168.

1003 ROWING: Britain's women's quadruple sculls boat has qualifed for the 2012 London Olympics by winning the B final at the World Championships in Slovenia. The reigning world champions surprisingly missed out on a place in the final after finishing third in Wednesday's repechage. Three finals involving British boats are coming up from 1140 BST on the Red Button and BBC Sport Website.

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1000 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Leon Mann on Twitter: "[Everton manager] David Moyes put a call into Shaun Wright Phillips agent at 10.30pm last night! Just shows how bonkers window can be"

0956 FOOTBALL: Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli has hailed the "bravery" of owners John Henry and Tom Werner for allowing him to reshape the squad during the transfer window. Comolli said: "I told them in the summer we need to buy players first and towards the end of the window there would be a lot of movement with players going out, and they were very, very brave to accept that, having had no experience of a similar transfer window."

0949 FOOTBALL: You could be forgiven for missing a transfer or two from deadline day as BBC Sport records 93 deals closed on Wednesday. Catch up on the ones you missed.

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0944 FOOTBALL: Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand on Twitter: "I think West Ham, Stoke + QPR done best business (after us!!) in the #transferwindow agreed??! Biggest surprise for me was Joe Cole to Lille"


0938 ROWING: The World Championships in Slovenia will be on the Red Button and the BBC Sport website this morning from 1140 BST. There is British interest in the men's lightweight coxless pair, women's coxless pair and men's eight. That leaves you with plenty of time to check out BBC Sport's day-by-day guide and Sir Steve Redgrave's take on British chances.

0930 GOLF: The first qualifying event for the 2012 European Ryder Cup team, the European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland, has begun this morning. Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Rory McIlroy are all in action and you can follow the scores on the European Tour website.

0925 ATHLETICS: Britain's Mo Farah has been back on the track at the World Championships in Daegu. The 10,000m silver medallist finished second in his heat to qualify for Sunday's 5,000m final.

0920 BASKETBALL: Great Britain have been defeated 80-69 by hosts Lithuania in their opening Group A clash of the European Championships. Watch highlights on the BBC Sport website.

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0915 ATHLETICS: British athlete Dai Greene on Twitter: "Catch me on Ch4 at 13:30 UK time today. World Champs 400hurdle final. See you on the other side"
There will be live commentary of the World Championships on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website from 1100 BST.

0912 CRICKET: Pakistan have won the toss and elected to bowl in their one-off Test match against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo. Keep up-to-date with the score on the BBC Sport website.

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0908 FOOTBALL: BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Arteta was EFC's highest-paid player ever on 75K/week & took pay cut. Privately anger at Goodison it was left so late so couldn't reinvest"

0900 FORMULA 1: Red Bull driver Mark Webber has insisted it was a tough weekend at the Belgian grand prix, despite finishing second behind team-mate Sebastian Vettel. Webber talks about tyre issues, overtaking Fernando Alonso and signing a new contract in his latest column on the BBC Sport website.

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0853 FOOTBALL: Arsenal midfield Jack Wilshere on Twitter: "I am glad Arteta has signed for us! He was one of the best players I faced last season and was not looking forward to playing him again!"

0846 ATHLETICS: Live text coverage of the World Championships in Daegu begins at 1100 BST on this website with live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Britain's Dai Greene goes for gold in the 400m hurdles at 1330 BST. Before that, Yamile Aldama will be aiming to win her first World Championship medal for Great Britain in the triple jump. The BBC's sports editor David Bond has been looking at her extraordinary story, that has already seen her compete for Cuba and Sudan on the international stage.

0841 CRICKET: England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad has praised his side's character after they fought back to beat India by six wickets at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The tourists slumped from 101-1 to 165 all out and Broad said: "The way we clawed it back was testimony to the character of the side."

0835 FOOTBALL: A few of those transfer deadline day deals happened late on Wednesday evening. In case you missed any, we have a run down of the bigger movers, including Peter Crouch's £12m move from Tottenham to Stoke, Raul Meireles swapping Liverpool for Chelsea and Mikel Arteta joining Arsenal from Everton.

0828 FOOTBALL: Premier League clubs spent £485m in the summer transfer window, according to business analysts Deloitte. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United each topped £50m, to account for about 66% of top flight clubs' transfer fees. Spending is up £120m on last summer.

0821 CRICKET: Australian debutants Nathan Lyon and Trent Copeland have made impressive starts to their Test careers against Sri Lanka. Lyon removed Kumar Sangakkara with his first ball in Test cricket, whilst Trent Copeland's second ball had Tillekeratne Dilshan caught to leave the hosts on 26-2 in their first innings of the first Test. Australia scored 273.

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0814 ATHLETICS: British long jumper Greg Rutherford on Twitter, after picking up an injury at the World Championships in Daegu: "Words cannot describe how I currently feel. I've never been in better shape and my body let me down. Sadly right hamstring went on take off."

0808 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport pundit Martin Keown has been analysing the transfer deadline day and suggests Craig Bellamy's move from Manchester City to Liverpool and Raul Meireles' switch from Liverpool to Chelsea are among the deals of the day.

0804 ATHLETICS: British athletes have had mixed fortunes at the World Championships in Daegu this morning. Mo Farah, who won 10,000m silver earlier this week, qualified for the final of the 5,000m. Jenny Meadows, Marilyn Okoro and Emma Jackson are through to the 800m semi-finals and Goldie Sayers has reached the javelin final. Chris Tomlinson scraped into the long jump final, but Greg Rutherford missed out after suffering a hamstring injury.

0800 BST FOOTBALL: Despite the summer transfer window closing at 2300 BST on Wednesday, we still begin this morning with Thursday's football gossip column: Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that he turned down a £40m offer from Chelsea for Luka Modric (the Sun). Spurs striker Peter Crouch only agreed to move to Stoke after being warned he may not make Tottenham's 25-man Premier League squad that has to be selected by 1700 BST on Friday (Daily Mirror). Mikel Arteta forced through a dramatic last-gasp deadline day move from Everton to Arsenal by taking a £10,000 a week pay-cut.



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see also
Transfer Deadline Day as it happened
01 Sep 11 |  Football
Transfers - August 2011
01 Sep 11 |  Football
Meireles and Arteta in late moves
01 Sep 11 |  Football
Stoke sign Crouch from Tottenham
01 Sep 11 |  Stoke
Parker completes Tottenham move
31 Aug 11 |  Tottenham
Bellamy completes Liverpool move
01 Sep 11 |  Liverpool
Farah safely reaches 5,000m final
01 Sep 11 |  Athletics
GB thwarted in Eurobasket opener
31 Aug 11 |  Basketball