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  1. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leaves his post as Cardiff manager
  2. Great Britain to face United States in Davis Cup
  3. Fifa rankings: England, Wales and Northern Ireland all rise
  4. Celtic, Everton & Tottenham in Europa League action
  5. Eight Premier League club news conferences
  6. GET INVOLVED: As the R&A Golf Club votes on women members, we're asking #IsSportSexist ?

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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Au revoir

And that's where we leave you for today. Many thanks for staying with us. We now make way for tonight's

Europa League live text with big Mike Henson. Have a pleasant and peaceful time wherever you are and we will be back with you at 08:00 BST on Friday.

Rugby League

Super League play-offs: Wigan v Huddersfield

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

On 5 live sports extra this evening from 19:30 BST there is live rugby league as Wigan take on Huddersfield in the first of this season's Super Leagues play-off fixtures at the DW Stadium, kick-off 20:00 BST.

Wigan will pick from the same squad that beat Warrington last week while the Giants welcome back full-back Scott Grix and prop Eorl Crabtree from injury.

Live commentary is also available from

BBC Radio Manchester and
BBC Radio Leeds.

5 live sport

BBC Radio 5 live

Tonight's 5 live Sport with Eleanor Oldroyd from 19:00 BST has the result of the R&A vote on admitting women members, and the result of your top 10 Ryder Cup moments. There are updates from tonight's Europa League games, Alan Green interviews Fifa presidential candidate Jerome Champagne and there is a preview of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

Hampshire hold on for draw


Hampshire's final pair hold out for a

draw against Kent at Southampton. Last man Chris Tomlinson survived 26 balls as the home side closed on 248-9. Second placed Hampshire now have a 10-point lead going into the final match of the season at Glamorgan starting on Tuesday.

Time was right to leave Port Vale, says Adams


Micky Adams
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Micky Adams has been speaking to BBC Radio Stoke following his decision to
resign as manager of the League One club.

The 52-year-old ended his second spell at Vale Park this morning following six successive defeats in all competitions.

"I felt that the time was right," said the former Leicester and Brighton boss. "While certain sections of the fans will be happy, I'd like to think a lot of the fans will be disappointed.

"I'm disappointed because you don't work at a place for five years without caring about the people that you work with and everybody connected with the club."

Robert Page will take caretaker control of Vale for Saturday's home game against Barnsley.

Captain Elliott sees Bristol City 'spirit'


Bristol City captain Wade Elliott says the "spirit" amongst the squad has been key to their early success this season.

Steve Cotterill's unbeaten side go into Saturday's game against Fleetwood already four points clear at the top of the League One table.

"If anything has surprised me, it's how quickly we've integrated so many new players and how quickly we've forged a good spirit," the 35-year-old midfielder told BBC Radio Bristol.

Everton in the Europa League


Everton are beaten in Lisbon in 2010

Everton return to European competition tonight for the first time since they appeared in the inaugural Europa League competition in 2009-10. In that season, Liverpool and Fulham were England's other representatives, the

Cottagers beaten in the final by Atletico Madrid.

The Toffees finished second in Group I behind Benfica but then lost in the last 32 to Sporting Lisbon. Having won the

first leg 2-1, they were beaten
3-0 in the return in Portugal.

Crawley sign midfielder Elliott


League One side Crawley Town have signed former Bristol City midfielder Marvin Elliott on a monthly contract.

The 30-year-old scored 28 goals in 262 appearances for the Robins before

being released at the end of last season.

Varane to stay with Real


Real Madrid's France international centre back Raphael Varane, who joined the club from Lens in 2011, has signed a new contract extension until June 2020,

Aston Villa press conference


Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert on why he signed a new contract this week: "The chairman has been great and I can't ask any more from him.

"He has been right behind the vision we have for the club. Everything is in a great place here at the moment. We've had a strong start to the season and players are also signing new contracts."

GB to face USA in Davis Cup


Great Britain draw United States in the Davis Cup World Group first round. Britain have the choice of venue for the match, which will be played on 6-8 March 2015.

Swansea City press conference


Swansea City manager Garry Monk on their Premier League encounter with in-form Southampton on Saturday: "They play fantastic football and have threats all over the pitch.

"The new players that have come in have scored goals and their mentality is the same as last season.

"It will be a very difficult game, and we're under no illusions as to how tough it will be on Saturday."

Tottenham in the Europa League


Tottenham's Aaron Lennon in Europa League action
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Stoke City press conference


Stoke City manager Mark Hughes on returning to Queen's Park Rangers on Saturday for the first time since his departure: "It was a difficult period. When I first went in, there were 16 or 17 games left and we had a job to keep them in the top flight.

"We made changes that we thought would make the club stronger. On paper the new players were very good but the dynamic of the changing room didn't work. QPR fans may want to vent their frustrations at me, and I will take it on my shoulders."

Spurs begin against Partizan Belgrade

After a comprehensive

5-1 aggregate win over AEL Limassol in the play-offs, Tottenham begin another Europa League group campaign with a
visit to Partizan Belgrade, in a match that kicks off at 18:00 BST.

Spurs are resting Danny Rose so summer signing Ben Davies is expected to play at left-back, while striker Roberto Soldado is likely to return from injury.

Ryder Cup moment #10


Ian Poulter Ryder Cup 2012
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If you've not yet

voted for your favourite Ryder Cup moment, there is still time.
Voting is open until 18:00 BST for you to choose.

The final moment on our list is 2012 - The so-called "Miracle at Medinah".

With Europe struggling at 10-4 down on the Saturday afternoon - Ian Poulter became a one-man putting machine.

He birdied each of the final five holes in the fourball with Justin Rose against Jason Dufner and Dustin Johnson to give Europe the platform for a memorable final day comeback.

Stoke City press conference


Stoke City manager Mark Hughes on his side's failure to score against Leicester City on Saturday: "I'm confident the players I have here will address that.

"We did have problems last year with a lack of goals that hindered us at certain points but we came through at the back end.

"We've got enough quality and we've added players who will give us different options."

In-demand Alli extends MK Dons deal


Dele Alli
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Teenage midfielder Dele Alli has

signed a contract extension with MK Dons, but the League One club are still braced for his departure before it expires.

Boss Karl Robinson says a host of Premier League clubs have already inquired about the 18-year-old.

"It's inevitable that there will be a time when we will have to let him go, whether that be in January, next summer or whenever," he added.

Get involved

More of your thoughts on whether sport is sexist, as we await the results of the R&A vote on whether to allow women members.

David Wignall: Most sports coverage is about watching the best. U19s, womens, seniors...all get less. call it sexist, ageist, whatever.

Edwin H Rydberg: At the top level of most sports, men are stronger, faster. In those where it's otherwise, I'd love to see mixed competitions.

Southampton press conference


Southampton manager Ronald Koeman on new signing Sadio Mane: "He has received his work permit and will arrive in Southampton tomorrow.

"He will be assessed tomorrow and I expect him to be involved against Arsenal in the league cup next week."

Ryder Cup moment #9


Graeme McDowell
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There's still plenty of time to

vote for your favourite Ryder Cup moment.

Next up on

our top 10 moments is 2010 and the scene of nail-biting Europe victory at a sodden Celtic Manor.

The fate of the Cup rested on the final singles match between Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell and Hunter Mahan.

McDowell's 15ft birdie putt on the 16th put him two up with two to play. Mahan would then miss on the 17th to hand Europe victory.

Champagne keen to work with FA


Fifa presidential candidate, Jerome Champagne, has told the BBC that he will work "hand in hand" with the Football Association if he is elected next May.

But, speaking to the World Football programme, Mr. Champagne disagreed with FA chairman Greg Dyke's view that an age limit should apply to the presidency, meaning Sepp Blatter, who is 78, would not be able to run.

County championship tea update


Chris Rogers
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BBC London's Kevin Hand at

Somerset v Middlesex:

"Middlesex have taken a huge stride towards saving the game as they're 300-4 at tea with the scores level as they follow-on.

"Captain Chris Rogers is not out on 190 on only a couple of quick wickets for Craig Overton have given Somerset the slightest of glimpses that this second new ball, which is now 28 overs old, may force a collapse."

Newcastle United news conference


Alan Pardew
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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew on the speculation surrounding his job: "It has not been an easy week.

"I've spoken to the group about it and if we go behind in games we have to show a better spirit.

"I had a long conversation with Mike Ashley on Sunday. We both agreed to focus on this Saturday and try to get a win."

Thompson's 'mixed feelings' over bronze


Juliette Ferrington

BBC Sport in Santander

Nick Thompson
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"Nick Thompson's reacted to his third place finish in the men's Laser event at the Sailing World Championships in Santander.

"He said, 'If I am honest I am disappointed. It was my chance to go one better than I have done previously. It is good to get a medal, and I have done so now in the three major events this year but at the moment I have mixed feelings for sure.'"

Ryder Cup moment #8


Darren Clarke 2006 Ryder Cup
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Voting is open until 18:00 BST for you to pick your favourite Ryder Cup moment.

At eight in

our top 10 moments is an emotional moment for Darren Clarke in 2006 at the K Club.

Months before his wife Heather died of cancer and Clarke had halted his playing commitments.

Clarke took the wildcard entry from captain Ian Woosnam in accordance with Heather's wishes and Clarke went on to win all three matches he played in.

Rodgers defiant over Liverpool form

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "We'll always find different ways to win games. There's no magic formula, it's constant work on the training field.

"I remember this time last year I was asked if we were going to score enough goals and we ended up with 101 goals. We've had to bring in a lot of new players because of the demands of the Champions League so that naturally takes time and we've got players adapting to a new country."

Formula 1

Andrew Benson

BBC Sport

"Williams's Felipe Massa rejects Bernie Ecclestone's claim that all the drivers backed the change.

"'Maybe he spoke to the drivers from the '80s, who do not know what it is like to drive these cars,' the Brazilian said. "I'm completely against it. It's something they could have done professionally. The cars are very complicated, and this is not related to driving. If the settings are wrong, you cannot do two laps before the car fails.

"'If it stays like this, there will be a big fight in the drivers' briefing (with FIA race director Charlie Whiting on Friday)."

"And although coded messages are banned under the new ruling, Massa predicted they would still be used. 'There can be a lot of code,' he said. 'The engineer will say something, the driver can change a setting and no-one will know.'"

Northants 'embarrassed' by defeat


Northants head coach David Ripley hits out at his side's lack of fight after they crashed to

an innings defeat inside three days against Durham.

They were bowled out for 83 and 90 as Durham seamer Chris Rushworth took 15 wickets in a day.

"To fold so meekly in such a short space of time is very disappointing. The level of defeat is embarrassing. We're a better side than that," Ripley tells

BBC Radio Northampton.

Get involved

More of your thoughts on whether sport is sexist, as we await the results of the R&A vote on whether to allow women members.

Gregory Edwards: Yes it is. I help with an under 11's football team and every opposition coach is shocked that our best forward is a female.

Rachael Bullingham: Some interesting debates. Busy wondering why we don't split sport by weight, ability, age, more and gender less.

Jack Stuart: Yes, netball is encouraged only for women, if other way round where no women could play a sport there would be an uproar.

Ryder Cup moment #7


Paul McGinley Ryder Cup 2002
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We've been running through

our top 10 Ryder Cup moments all day as we ask you to
vote for your favourite.

It's into the noughties for moment No. 7 and The Belfry in 2002 where an unlikely European hero emerged.

Step forward Paul McGinley with a chance to regain the Cup on the 18th by grabbing a half against Jim Furyk.

McGinley sank the 10-foot putt and then jumped in the green-side lake to kick-off the celebrations.

Salford owner Koukash 'likely' to buy NRL club

Rugby League

Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash tells BBC North West Tonight

he is "very likely" to take control of a club in Australia's National Rugby League.

The millionaire businessman and racehorse owner has recently been linked with a move for Newcastle Knights.

"It needs to be the right deal for me personally, for the club in Australia and for my vision of what I'm trying to create - an international partnership for Salford and an NRL club," says Koukash.

"I have no intention of leaving Salford, provided that I can deliver what I had hoped to and that is grow the club."

Fifa calls time on gifted watches


Fifa executive committee members are among more than 50 football officials who have been told to return watches, worth an estimated $25,000 each, which were handed out as gifts by the Brazilian Football Confederation during the World Cup.

Fifa's ethics committee said the gifts breached the organisation's code of ethics and should not have been accepted. However, it said it would not instigate proceedings against officials who return the watches by 24 October.

A Question of Sport


Here's the answer to today's A Question of Sport teaser which asked as Jordan Spieth becomes the seventh 'S' to play for the USA at the Ryder Cup since 1990, who are the others?

The answers: Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Payne Stewart, Curtis Strange, Steve Stricker and Hal Sutton.

Wales Open latest


Nicolas Colsaerts
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Nicolas Colsaerts has outshone the European Ryder Cup players competing in

the Wales Open at Celtic Manor.

Colsaerts carded a five-under-par 66 to set the clubhouse target with Jamie Donaldson returning a 70 and Lee Westwood showing signs of rustiness with a 73.

Team-mates Stephen Gallacher and Thomas Bjorn were among the later starters.

Burnley press conference


Burnley manager Sean Dyche on an injury to striker Danny Ings: "It's a straightforward hamstring problem.

"We won't put a timescale on it as everyone's body is different and it has to heal properly."

He also confirmed his side will be without Matt Taylor and long-term absentee Sam Vokes for the visit of Sunderland on Saturday.

Ryder Cup moment #6


Justin Leonard
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Don't forget to

register your vote before 18:00 BST on your favourite Ryder Cup moment.

Number 6 on

our top 10 moments comes from Brookline in 1999.

Justin Leonard's monster putt leads a final-day US charge for victory, but also sparks a premature team invasion on the green.

Controversy followed as Jose Maria Olazabal - still to take his own putt - was forced to wait until the melee had cleared.

Sailing World Championships


Juliette Ferrington

BBC Sport in Santander

Nick Thompson

"That was pretty tight, but it's another Laser World bronze for Nick Thompson.

"His seventh place finish in the medal race was enough to secure Great Britain's first Sailing World Championship medal in Santander and a place on the podium.

"The Netherlands stormed into the lead by a long way and maintained the advantage throughout the course to cross the finishing line ahead of the pack to win Gold.

"Australia finished second overall."

Adams steps down as Port Vale boss

BBC Radio Stoke summariser Phil Sproson reacts to

Micky Adams' departure at Port Vale:

"I'm disappointed as I thought he would have stayed on for the fight.

"Vale owe him a lot. He totally galvanised the club when it was on its knees, when the place was falling apart under the previous regime.

"But, looking at the performance of the past two games, at times it was gutless and you've got to feel for the manager. There were players out there who look like they're going through the motions. There's no desire to turn things round."

There will be a 'Praise and Grumble' special on

BBC Radio Stoke this evening (18:00-19:00 BST) to discuss Adams' exit.

No contact with Cardiff, says Pulis


David Ornstein

BBC Sport

"Former Stoke and Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis, the favourite with the bookies for the vacant Cardiff manager's job, has told the BBC he has had no contact with the Welsh club."