Live Blog! Friday October 6th

15:28 – Make sure to tune in to our 3:30pm Solent Sports News TV Bulletin by clicking on the link below!

14:54 – In the Women’s Cricket world, one name you might want to keep an eye on is the bright young star Ava Lee.

The talented off spinner made an impressive debut for Southern Vipers at age 17 taking two wickets against the Sunrisers.

Two of our journalists met with Ava for a chat about her future and even challenged her to a bowl off!

14:50 – Make sure to tune in to our 3pm Solent Sports News Radio Bulletin by clicking on the link below!

14:30 – Southampton’s Under 21s suffered a heartbreaking last minute 3-4 defeat to Lyon Under 21s in the Premier League International Cup on Wednesday despite an impressive three goal fightback.

After managing to claw back to equal terms after being 3-0 down, newly appointed Saints Under 21 boss Adam Asghar tasted defeat in his first game in charge.

14:10 – West Ham continued their impressive form in the Europa League with a record breaking 1-2 victory away at Freiburg last night.

The Hammers became the first English side to go 17 consecutive games in European competition without defeat.

Could David Moyes’ side become the first team in history to win both the Europa Conference and Europa league in consecutive seasons?

13:56 – Max Verstappen is charging towards his third World Championship title in a row with only three points needed ahead of tomorrows sprint race in Qatar.

Verstappen has dominated another one sided Formula One campaign who has won 13 of the 16 races held so far this season with Red Bull also winning the Constructors’ Championship.

13:52: Make sure to tune in to our 2pm Solent Sports News Radio Bulletin by clicking on the link below!

13:41 – Staying with cricket, England’s defence of their World Cup Title began with a humiliating nine wicket defeat at the hands of New Zealand in Ahmedabad.

The Kiwi’s inflicted revenge for their heartbreakingly narrow defeat to England at the 2019 World Cup and are hoping to go one better this time around.

Jos Buttler’s side have the chance to redeem themselves when they travel to Dharamshala on Tuesday to face Bangladesh.

13:35 – Cricket Update: Pakistan have been bowled out for 286 leaving The Netherlands requiring 287 runs to win.

13:33 – Brighton & Hove Albion gained their first ever point in a European competition last night after overturning a two goal deficit at the against French side Marseille thanks to goals from Pascal Gross and Joao Pedro.

After defeat in their first group game to AEK Athens, the seagulls face an uphill task to qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League with a tough fixture at home to Ajax up next.

12:54 – Make sure to tune in to our 1pm Solent Sports News Radio Bulletin by clicking on the link below!

12:41 – Steve Borthwick’s new look England side have silenced a lot of doubters so far at this years Rugby World Cup having already confirmed their place in the Quarter Finals after winning their first three pool matches.

Hoping to continue their momentum and avoid any injuries, the red roses face Samoa tomorrow afternoon in their final group game.

Fiji almost certainly look to be Englands Quarter Final opponents in their quest to lift the Rugby World Cup for a second time.

12:26 – If there wasn’t already enough sport to look forward to this weekend, the arrival of televised baseball from across the pond will be broadcasted on the BBC for the first time tomorrow night.

The MLB Saturday showdown will televise four live play-off games back-to-back beginning at 18:00 BST on BBC IPlayer the Red Button and the BBC Sport website & app.

12:17 – Follow our social media @SolentSportNews (Twitter) for behind the scenes action and more fascinating sports updates.

12:07 – On the other side of the pond, the current MVP of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Joel Embiid has decided to switch his national allegiance from Cameroon to the United States.

The NBA superstar clearly believes he has a better chance of winning gold at next years Olympics in Paris by teaming up with the world’s best.

11:50 – Tune into our Solent Sports News Radio Bulletin going live in ten minutes to keep up to date with sports stories happening today!

11:38 – AFC Totton’s fairytale FA Cup run is still alive after beating Birkhamsted in their third round qualifying game last Saturday.

They have been drawn a home tie against Ramsgate – the second lowest ranked team in the competition – giving them a huge opportunity of reaching the promise land of the First Round of the FA Cup.

11:31 – Cricket Update: Rizwan and Shakeel both surpass half centuries for Pakistan after a shaky start which saw their side lose three early wickets.

Pakistan are currently 157-3 with 22 overs remaining against The Netherlands.

11:28 – Tune in to our 11:30am Solent Sports News TV bulletin by clicking on the link below!

11:11 – Ireland’s quest to lifting the Webb-Ellis Trophy faces another tough test tomorrow as they face a familiar rivals Scotland.

Veteran flanker Peter O’Mahony will be making his 100th cap for his beloved nation putting his name alongside Irish Rugby royalty such as Brian O’Driscoll and Johnny Sexton.

O’Mahony will be hoping his side won’t need any luck of the Irish to defeat their noisy neighbours.

10:58 – Coming up today we have stories from a variety of sports ranging from NFL to Formula One from our Sports Journalism students.

10:50 – We’re almost up and running for our first Radio News Bulletin of the day scheduled for 11:00am! make sure to tune in by clicking on the link below to catch up on the latest sports news stories. Enjoy!

10:41 – Elsewhere, in the world of football, various Premier League managers are attending their press conferences ahead of this weekends mouthwatering Premier league fixtures.

Eddie Howe has been reflecting on Newcastle’s historic 4-1 thrashing of Paris Saint Germain but insists his side will be brought back down to Earth ahead of their trip to West Ham on Sunday.

“I hope the players can re-focus their energy and attention onto West Ham. We have to get this game right; if you don’t get the psychology right, every game is difficult but especially West Ham away and everything that brings.”

10:35 – One of the main events we’ll be updating you with is todays Cricket World Cup tie between Pakistan and The Netherlands where Pakistan are currently 78-3 with 34 overs remaining.

10:30 – Good Morning! Welcome to todays Solent University Live Blog which will be keeping you up to date with various sports stories throughout the day.