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Nottinghamshires veteran Gary Keedy causes panic in the Durham ranks

Guardian Sport - 57 min 24 sec ago
Durham 253 & 196-7; Notts 188
The 39-year-old slow left-armer claims four for 56

It is not often that spin plays a decisive part in matches at the Riverside but Nottinghamshires surprise debutant Gary Keedy challenged that theory by breathing life into this contest as well as this years Couny Championship title race.

When he took on the triple role of working as assistant physio, spin-bowling coach and registered player last winter, Keedy envisaged plenty of work in the dressing room and nets at Trent Bridge and some more on the road should conditions dictate the need for Nottinghamshire to play a front-line spinner. However, the likely venues for him to be employed would not have included this traditional seamers haven.

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Adam Lyth gives Yorkshire advantage in Roses match against Lancashire

Guardian Sport - 57 min 29 sec ago
Lancashire 278; Yorkshire 396-5
Adam Lyths unbeaten 182 puts Yorkshire in control

Transfer deadline day might have meant something very different to Adam Lyth if he had made the grade as a footballer across Manchester, having trialled with City in his teens. He still cashed in, but at the expense of Lancashires bowling attack to reach an unbeaten 182, his fifth championship century of a prolific summer, which may prove a crucial innings not only in their quest for a first Roses win in 12 years and a first title in 13, but in his quest for international recognition.

Lyth was spoken of as a possible England opener as far back as 2010, scoring 1,509 runs in a young Yorkshire team who just missed out to Nottinghamshire in a thrilling title race. But that early excitement about the dashing left-hander from Whitby proved premature. He made the Lions tour to the West Indies that winter, but a loose technique was consistently exposed the following season, and Lyth subsequently lost his place at the top of the Yorkshire order to Joe Root.

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VIDEO: Retirement a horrible thought - Sinfield

BBC Sport - 1 hour 32 min ago
Leeds Rhinos and England captain Kevin Sinfield says his decision to retire from international rugby league was a "horrible thought".

McGinley braced for tough decisions

BBC Sport - 1 hour 34 min ago
European captain Paul McGinley says personal feelings will "go out of the window" when he chooses his Ryder Cup team.

Kevin Sinfield retires from international rugby after 40-cap career

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 34 min ago
England coach Steve McNamara has to choose new captain
Sinfield: I am sure more successful times are not far away

England will need a new captain for this autumns Four Nations series in Australia and New Zealand after Kevin Sinfield announced his retirement from international rugby. Sinfield, who is 34 next week, led England in last years World Cup, with the last of his 40 caps including 14 for Great Britain ending in the bitter disappointment of the semi-final defeat against New Zealand at Wembley.

He made his debut shortly after his 20th birthday in the 2000 World Cup, and shared in a handful of memorable victories, notably against Australia in the first Test of the 2001 Ashes series when he was pressed into service at hooker for the first time in his career, and in the home series against New Zealand in 2007. He described the decision to retire as the toughest of my professional career.

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Ajax confirm the transfer of Daley Blind to Manchester United

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 57 min ago
Dutch club tweet that Blind has moved to Manchester
Blind joins on a £13.8m deal
Interactive: how much have clubs spent?

Ajax have confirmed the sale of Daley Blind to Manchester United. The Dutch club tweeted that the 24-year-old had moved to Old Trafford. The two clubs had already agreed a £13.8m deal for the utility player.

Blind was in favour of a move to Manchester United to rejoin Louis Van Gaal, who managed him in the Holland squad during the World Cup. He first had to agree personal terms and pass a medical first, two things which now appear to have happened.

Transfer Blind naar Manchester United afgerond: http://t.co/AIRTQSpr7G pic.twitter.com/NVSXkvqaym

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Collingwood gives Durham upper hand

BBC Sport - 2 hours 10 min ago
An unbroken 59-run eighth-wicket stand between Paul Collingwood and Paul Coughlin puts Durham on top against Notts.

VIDEO: 'Dream come true' for Real's Hernandez

BBC Sport - 2 hours 22 min ago
Javier Hernandez says that joining Champions League winners Real Madrid is a "dream come true", after the striker leaves Manchester United for a season-long loan at the Bernabeu.

Serena into US Open quarter-finals

BBC Sport - 2 hours 23 min ago
Defending champion Serena Williams beats Kaia Kanepi to set up a US Open quarter-final meeting with Flavia Pennetta.

Arsenal battle to sign Danny Welbeck from Manchester United

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 27 min ago
Striker not part of Louis van Gaals plans at Old Trafford
Club hope to agree permanent deal but not confident
Transfer deadline day - live
United sign Falcao on loan for rest of season

Arsenal are interested in signing Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck but face a battle to get an £18m deal completed before Mondays transfer deadline.

The 23-year-old has been told he can leave Old Trafford as manager Louis van Gaal continues to build a squad he feels can challenge for honours.

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Towcester sells off seven fixtures as it contemplates greyhound racing

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 35 min ago
Horse racing will take place just ten days at Towcester in 2015
Cheltenham Festival winner Peddlers Cross is retired

Kevin Ackerman, the chief executive of Towcester racecourse, said on Monday that there is no threat to the long-term future of jumps racing at the Northamptonshire track, despite the courses decision to sell nearly half of its 17 annual fixtures to Arena Racing Company (Arc) in a deal believed to be worth nearly £1m.

Towcester will race on only 10 days in 2015, having sold seven of its meetings to Arc, but it expects to open a new greyhound track, which is currently under construction, in December.

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US Open 2014: Andy Murray v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga live!

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 52 min ago

2.05pm ET

Serena Williams is in the last eight: shes just beaten Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-3 6-3. She just spoke to US TV:

I finally made a quarter-final this year! Glad to do it in New York: thank you guys!

2.04pm ET

This was a good match: Murray v Tsonga in the Wimbledon semi-final in 2012.

2.01pm ET

If Murray is to win today, and face a likely encounter with Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals, hell have to do what he hasnt done since last years Wimbledon: beat a top 10 player in a grand slam.

Murrays uncertain form and Tsongas fine year he beat Murray and Djokovic on his way to victory in Toronto arguably makes the Frenchman the favourite. As Tsonga says: The locker room is maybe a bit less afraid of Andy, because hes losing a few more matches than in the past. Hes different than in the past maybe, because I feel hes not serving as strong as he used to, nor maybe hitting as strong as he used to.

1.56pm ET

Good afternoon and welcome. Is the phoney war over? After a week of few shocks and fair progress, we move into the real stuff. Its the second Monday at Flushing Meadows, the quarter-finals loom, and things at the US Open are starting to get serious.

Two years ago today, Andy Murray beat Feliciano Lopez in four sets. It was a close-run thing, but two weeks later Murray had his first grand slam, holding the trophy aloft against New Yorks distinctive September sky.

The Murray-Tsonga match [is] the most intriguing of the round, and the course of the championship could rest on the result. Whoever wins, that side of the draw is going to take notice.

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VIDEO: 'Man Utd signings need time to gel'

BBC Sport - 3 hours 6 min ago
Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville believes manager Louis van Gaal's new signings will need time to adapt, but backs the club to reach the Champions League this season.

VIDEO: Transfer Deadline Day: the story so far

BBC Sport - 3 hours 19 min ago
BBC Sport brings you up-to-date with the latest transfers in and out of the Premier League on the final day of the 2014 summer transfer window.

Can 'The Tiger' kick-start Man Utd's season?

BBC Sport - 3 hours 29 min ago
Manchester United's new striker Radamel Falcao is a natural penalty box predator, says BBC Sport's Tim Vickery.

Lyth ton puts Yorkshire in command

BBC Sport - 3 hours 40 min ago
A huge century from Adam Lyth puts title-chasing Yorkshire in command over Lancashire at Old Trafford.

VIDEO: Irish League Show - Referees come under fire

BBC Sport - 3 hours 56 min ago
Key refereeing decisions provide plenty of talking points in the latest video review of Irish Premiership action.

Tottenham sign midfielder Stambouli

BBC Sport - 4 hours 1 min ago
Tottenham complete the signing of midfielder Benjamin Stambouli from Montpellier for an undisclosed fee.

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