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And that’s where we leave you for today, many thanks to those of you who stuck with us. Don’t forget the tennis will be on 5 live sports extra from 18:00 BST and Wales-Moldova features in 5 live Sport from 19:00 BST. Cheerio now.
Andy Murray admitted he made “too many unforced errors” in his third round match against world number 40 Paolo Lorenzi and will be looking for a much improved performance in his match today.
His opponent? Bulgarian Grigor Dmitrov, who has a 6-3 losing record to the Scot, but he did come out on top in their last clash in Miami in March.
Murray is fourth on Arthur Ashe Court as he bids for a place in the quarter-finals.
Crystal Palace have been ranked second in the European club rankings for most profitable summer sales. This largely down to the sale of Yannick Bolasie to Everton – a transfer that represents one of the highest gaps between fees paid (add-ons included) and amounts estimated via the CIES Football Observatoryalgorithm for player value.
Spanish side Sevilla head the club rankings, with Napoli’s sale of Gonzalo Higuain the best value individual sale.
There is only one shot in it now at the Deutsche Bank Championship, with Rory McIlroy closing on Paul Casey. McIlroy has birdied three of his first seven holes to reach -12, while Casey, who began the day at -15 with a three-shot lead, has made two early bogeys.
In 2008, ever emotional Kevin Keegan resigned as manager of Newcastle, citing his relationship with the club’s hierarchy over transfer policy.
The big fight on Saturday is at the 02 Arena in London as Kell Brook takes on Gennady Golovkin for the WBC and IBF middleweight titles and it will be live on BBC Radio 5 live.
We’ll be on air with build up and the fight live from 22:00 BST. Mike Costello leads the commentary alongside Steve Bunce.
There will be a preview of the fight on Thursday evening from 19:30 BST in 5 live Sport
Yaya Toure’s agent expects to have a number of offers for the 33-year-old from England, China and the United States when the transfer window reopens.
The midfielder Ivorian, in the final year of his contract at Manchester City, is not wanted by new manager Pep Guardiola and was left out of the club’s Champions League squad.
His representative Dimitri Seluk is already lining up deals for the player. “Yaya in January can sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs abroad,” Seluk told the Daily Mail. “He will have many offers from clubs. China and America of course they want him but we will have a lot of offers from England and Europe.”
Round four of the Deutsche Bank Championship is under way and England’s Paul Casey still leads. He is -14 through four holes, three ahead of a group of seven, which includes Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy on -11.
The leaderboard is here.
More from England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate:“When the senior team have won there is more of a buzz and everything feels a bit better. We are no different to the guys who have gone onto the building site and the office this morning.
“We want them to be successful and it gives everyone a lift when we score right at the end. Our work is to provide the next group of players and give them the best possible experiences.”
More from England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate on Marcus Rashford: “I haven’t spoken to Jose [Mourinho – Man Utd manager]. But Sam [Allardyce – senior England boss] and myself have discussed his inclusion in this squad and the way we deal with that.
“Moving forward it is always difficult to have a plan. I have seen boys progress so quickly. Eric and Dele were with us last September and by November they were in the senior squad and both in the starting team the following summer.
“The leaps can be so quick and you are never sure when it is going to happen. Some of that can depend on availability with the senior team as well. We know exactly where we are this week. Moving forward depends on how they play with their clubs and what injuries there might be and the performance of the senior team as well.”
Spurs are celebrating their 134th birthday today and their former defender Gary Stevens joins one of the club’s many overseas supporters’ groups to celebrate.
We’ve heard from one eminent Jamaican sportsman today, here is another. Is Chris Gayle about to embark on a modelling career? He’d walk too slowly wouldn’t he? “Slowly but surely…” is his definition on Instagram.
Josh Henson: Mr Fantastic from Fantastic 4 in nets, The Flash on the wing, Deadshot up front and chuck Mr Blobby the sit in centre back.
The Tea In Team: Perfect team is Jossy’s Giants with Speedy Gonzalez & Roadrunner on the wings & Batfink in goal
England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate on Marcus Rashford: “The most pleasing thing is that you would think he had been with us for a longer period of time. That is testimony to the mentality he has arrived here with and also to the way the rest of the boys work.
“They help new players settle in really easily. The training is the easy part. It is the bit away from that which is the key to making players feel comfortable. Everything so far has been excellent in that respect.”
More from England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate: “If you looked through all of our team and the boys who are with the seniors, who could still play for us, Raheem Sterling, John Stones, Eric Dier, Delle Alli. You could ask any of them, at any given time, where are they at? They might be being written off or they are as high as a kite, whatever it might be.
“Callum Chambers is with us. He has been with the senior team before. This is the pathway for young players. They have to get used to dealing with the highs – not getting too carried away – but also being challenged. In theory he is moving down an age group but that is not going to be easy because the quality is so high. Dealing with those things as a young professional determines how far you go.”
England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate has been speaking to media at St George’s Park ahead of his side’s European Championship qualifier against Norway in Colchester on Tueday. He started by talking about Jack Grealish, who has pulled out of the squad with an injury…
“Jack picked up a knock in training,” he said. “We are hopeful it is not too serious but we didn’t think he would be ready for the game and we wanted to give Aston Villa the opportunity to get him ready for the weekend. We are hopeful it is not too bad.”
Yorkshire could be a little depleted…
England play Pakistan in a one-off Twenty20 at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Yorkshire, winners of the County Championship for the last two seasons, are currently second, four points behind leaders Middlesex with three matches remaining.
Bundesliga club Darmstadt have added the name of a fan who died of cancer to the official name of its stadium for one season. The arena will carry the name “Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion am Boellenfalltor” after the fan, who died aged 26 in March.
Lee Parkison: Scooby Doo and the gang because opponents would never win with foiled tactics and dastardly plans by those pesky kids!
Alex Shcnopple: Spiderman in goal to web it all up, to give us a slyful goal difference come end of season.
David Melton: Sean the Sheep & Shearer as his strike partner
BBC Radio 5 Live
And a reminder that there will be commentary from the Cardiff City Stadium in 5 live Sport with Kelly Cates on BBC Radio 5 live tonight from 19:00 BST. Former Wales international John Hartson will be part of the commentary team.
“Wales surpassed all of my expectations by reaching the semi-final of Euro 2016, but I think there is a lot more to come from this team.
“Their next target is to reach the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, but we can look at the next two major tournaments after that too – many of them are young enough to be around in six years’ time.”
This is what former Wales striker Dean Saunders said after Euro 2016. To read more,
To get you in the mood for Wales’ World Cup qualifying opener, let’s have a look back to their finest moment at Euro 2016 (and arguably of all time) – the 3-1 Euro 2016 quarter-final win over Belgium.
Dan Walker is joined by Trevor Sinclair and John Hartson to preview tonight’s match.
Wales are without injured midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Jonathan Williams for tonight’s match while several other players could be short of match fitness after extended post-Euro 2016 breaks.
Defender Ben Davies has yet to feature for Tottenham this season, while captain Ashley Williams has started only one Premier League game following his move to Everton and Neil Taylor has made just one EFL Cup appearance for Swansea.
Forward Hal Robson-Kanu, who scored twice during Euro 2016, has not played at all having been without a club until joining West Brom on transfer deadline day.
Wales have played Moldova twice before and manager Chris Coleman was in the team when they suffered an embarrassing 3-2 defeat in 1994 – just three years after Moldova had established its independence following the break-up of the old Soviet Union.
Wales are 11th in the Fifa world rankings – two places above England – as a result of reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016.
Their opponents tonight at the Cardiff City Stadium, Moldova, are ranked 165th, one place below Papua New Guinea.
The team have won one of their last 20 matches, scoring eight goals.
Now Wales begin their World Cup qualifying campaign against Moldova in Cardiff tonight, with boss Chris Coleman “desperate” for them to reach the finals for the first time since 1958.
“For the World Cup I have to use the word ‘desperation’. We need to feel like that,” Coleman says.
“Every result we get is massive for us, just as important as the last one. It doesn’t matter who we’re playing against. It’s all about accumulating enough points to get us where we need to be.”
Kell Brook is aiming big.
The Brit is aiming to emulate Sugar Ray Leonard when he challenges middleweight king Gennady Golovkin at London’s O2 arena on Saturday.
Brook, the IBF welterweight champion, is jumping two weight divisions to take on unbeaten knockout artist Golovkin.
“I want to do what Leonard did with Hagler, use my speed, my footwork and box the perfect fight,” said Brook.
Matthew Hobbs: Captain Bucky O’Hare’s mate with 4 arms,Dead Eye,a good option in goal I reckon.Get him up 4 pens too.
DavidASmithArt: Muttley will do anything to win a medal.
Scott Goodhill: Pokemon in goals as you’ve “gotta catch ’em all”
Ryman Premier League side Bognor Regis Town reached the FA Trophy semi-finals last season and their fans are hoping for another Cup run this term. The Rocks have been drawn away to fellow Ryman Premier side Billericay in the second qualifying round.
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The NFL regular season begins this Friday and 5 live sports extra will have commentary on most Sunday evenings until the Super Bowl on 5 February in Houston, Texas.
The first commentary will air at 01:25 BST on Friday with Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos
Who needs outfield players?
Watch Spennymoor Town goalkeeper Dan Lowson score an 80-yard free-kick during his side’s 5-3 win away at Radcliffe Borough in the FA Cup first qualifying round.
Jon Cooper: Zippy captain for firing the troops up, George left wing the delicate touch, Bungle the big target man on the back stick.
Adam Curry: All the teams in the championship need Fireman Sam to put out Will Grigg.
Chris Knowles: The Octonauts would be useful for those wet evenings in Stoke.
The BBC’s chief football writer, Phil McNulty, was in Slovakia last night to watch Sam Allardyce’s first match in charge and he writes: “Allardyce has exuded confidence and comfort in his new footballing skin here in Slovakia.
“He has been relaxed, humorous, but also serious about the main business. This is a task he is relishing and is not daunted by – a tough evening will not alter that.”
An all-Ryman Premier League match in the second qualifying round between London rivals Dulwich Hamlet and Hendon at Champion Hill.
Fear not Liverpool fans for Sadio Mane is fit and well. The summer-signing from Southampton has returned to Melwood in decent shape, despite having being substituted midway through the second half of Saturday’s 2-0 win over Namibia.
According to the Press Association Reds manager Jurgen Klopp called the 24-year-old the following day to check on his status and was given a positive response and Mane was back in for training and recovery at Melwood on Monday.
As reported earlier, London Welsh, have successfully avoided a High Court winding-up order from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
Mr Registrar Briggs, sitting in the bankruptcy and companies division of the High Court in London, took just moments to dismiss the winding-up petition after hearing that the debt owed to HMRC had been paid.
The amount owed was not disclosed in court.
BBC Midlands football reporter
West Brom boss Tony Pulis will not be resigning – despite being disappointed by the club’s failure to land some of his preferred targets this summer.
The Baggies broke their club record for £13m Nacer Chadli, but a deadline day deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho did not materialise.
Pulis was absent from Saturday’s friendly against Delhi Dynamos, fuelling speculation he would quit.
But Pulis was scouting his next Premier League opponents Bournemouth.
The former Gillingham, Bristol City, Stoke manager walked away from his previous job with Crystal Palace in August 2014. That was believed to involve a dispute over bonuses.
The 58-year-old will now work with the squad he has until January.