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  1. Ryder Cup captains give news conference
  2. World Cup bidding process report could bring criminal charges, says MP
  3. Mata apologises for Man Utd's 5-3 defeat by Leicester
  4. Singapore tycoon Peter Lim buys into non-league Salford City
  5. GET INVOLVED: Tell us your great football rivalries

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By Adam Williams and Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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That's all from the Sportsday team for today - thanks for stopping by.

Many thanks for all your tweets and Facebook posts throughout the day.

We'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with more breaking sports news and build-up to the Ryder Cup.

Daish new Nuneaton boss


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Ex-Republic of Ireland defender Liam Daish has been

appointed as manager of Conference side Nuneaton Town.

Daish, 45, previously managed Ebbsfleet between 2005-2013, winning the FA Trophy in 2008, and replaces Brian Reid, who was sacked on 9 September.

"Nuneaton has always been a decent non-league team with a decent non-league reputation," Daish told

the Nuneaton Town website.

Lancashire name Junaid for decider


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Lancashire have brought in

Pakistan pace bowler Junaid Khan for their County Championship relegation decider against Middlesex, which starts on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old was an integral part of the Red Rose's T20 campaign this summer and has returned to Old Trafford after batsman Usman Khawaja flew home to Australia.

Lancashire must win the game and earn at least three more bonus points than Middlesex to stay up.

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra will have

ball-by-ball commentary from 10:25.

United's woes, Europa blues and not celebrating


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Mark Chapman, Danny Murphy and Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink

discuss the weekend's big Premier League talking points in MOTD3.

Manchester United's defensive woes come under scrutiny after they lost 5-3 at Leicester City.

The struggles of Everton and Tottenham after their Europa League fixtures are also examined, plus was Frank Lampard correct not to celebrate after scoring against former club Chelsea?

Bolton set to sign Villa midfielder Herd


Bolton Wanderers are set to sign Aston Villa midfielder Chris Herd on a one-month loan deal, reports

BBC Radio Manchester.

The 25-year-old Australian international featured just twice for Villa last season.

Latest gossip

Cardiff are close to a loan deal to sign West Ham's Ravel Morrison until the end of the season

according to the Daily Mail.

The agreement gives West Ham the option of recalling the midfielder from south Wales in January.

Future Foxes

Esteban Cambiasso and Jamie Vardy

What a difference four years makes.

Back in September 2010 Esteban Cambiasso was a reigning Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia winner with Italian giants Inter Milan.

At the same time Jamie Vardy was playing for FC Halifax Town in the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier Division - the seventh tier of English football. He had arrived from Stocksbridge Park Steels a few months earlier and was to move to Fleetwood Town a year later (as pictured above).

On Sunday, both players scored for Leicester City in their 5-3 win over Manchester United.

Edwards injury blow for Millwall


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Millwall expect right-back Carlos Edwards to be out for a significant period after he

suffered a serious knee injury in Saturday's 0-0 draw against Nottingham Forest in the Championship.

Edwards also ruptured his hamstring and will see a specialist with a view to having surgery.

Clay court final for Davis Cup


France have decided to play their

Davis Cup final tie against Switzerland on indoor clay.

The move is seen as a bid to thwart Roger Federer's quest for a first win in the competition.

The final will be held at the 27,000-capacity Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille from 21 to 23 November.

Garcia out of hospital


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Watford boss Oscar Garcia has been released from hospital and could be back at the club later this week.

The 41-year-old Spaniard left hospital on Sunday, a week after

he was admitted suffering from chest pains.

Garcia, who only took over at Vicarage Road three weeks ago, has since missed the Hornets' 1-0 win at Blackpool and Saturday's 1-1 draw against Bournemouth, which should have been his first home match in charge.



BBC Sport's Ben Smith on Twitter: Derby week in Liverpool, not a cloud in the sky. Brendan Rodgers presser at 5pm. Won't comment on Mario Balotelli.


Derby captain Keogh extends deal

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Derby County captain Richard Keogh has signed a new deal which keeps him at the club until the summer of 2017.

The 28-year-old Republic of Ireland international was

out of contract at the end of this season and had been attracting interest from Burnley.

"He's continued to be strong and lead the team and hopefully now that little issue has been dealt with he can move on and get even better for us," first-team coach Paul Simpson told BBC Radio Derby.

Slade's World Cup spot bid

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Fresh from signing a new long-term contract with Exeter Chiefs, Henry Slade is now

setting his sights on a place in England's 2015 World Cup squad.

The 21-year-old fly-half appeared for an England XV against Barbarians in May and, after impressing at centre in Friday's win at Gloucester, he hopes his versatility will help his case for inclusion.

"To know you are in the frame is massive," Slade told BBC Radio 5 live.

"To be in the environment with all those top boys, and the top coaches as well, it's a step up in terms of intensity but it's awesome to be in the mix."

Stoke City press conference


Stoke City assistant manager Mark Bowen ahead of the Potters' league cup clash with Sunderland: "It looks as though Jonathan Walters won't be able to make the game after missing the game against QPR on Saturday.

"We have a number of players eager to get a game and force their way into the team."

Stoke City press conference


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Stoke City assistant manager Mark Bowen talking ahead of their Capital One Cup tie on Tuesday at Sunderland: "We have watched Sunderland a couple of times.

"They have had a similar start to us with a slow start at home.

"But you only have to look at the players they have available to know it will be a tough game tomorrow night."

Ryder Cup press conference

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European captain Paul McGinley: "The last message that the players see before leaving the locker room will be a quote from

Bob Torrance. It says 'happiest days of your lives'."

Renowned coach Torrance, who helped Padraig Harrington to back-to-back Open titles in 2007 and 2008,

died in July.

Ryder Cup press conference


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European captain Paul McGinley: "Me and Tom are both great traditionalists and we will be leading our teams with great reverence for the traditions for the game. Things like Rickie Fowler's haircut is great. It is great that he loves playing for his team that much that he gets that done. Or Bubba Watson whipping up the crowd on the first tee two years ago. I wouldn't want it on every tee, but it was fantastic at that moment.

"We all know there is a line and we both know where that is."

Ryder Cup press conference


American captain Tom Watson on the psychological effect of beating Rory McIlroy: "When you beat the stud on the other side it gives a boost to your team. But the bottom line is that if each of your players wins more than they lose, we win as a team. That is what I have told our team.

"Right now we have got a lot of players to look at on the European team and Ian Poulter with his record of 80% victory over the series of matches is certainly one. We would like to reduce that."

Ryder Cup press conference


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American captain Tom Watson: "You look at the European team and see Rory McIlory and Justin Rose and you see they are loaded with quality. But when the matches start at 07:45 BST on Friday morning there is going to be some quality play going on.

"I know that our team is going to be totally focussed on bringing the Cup back and I am setting the stage for that.

"This trip is a redemption trip. Many of those players who lost at Medinah two years ago are on this team and it is time to make amends. It is a motivation rather than a negative."

On Rickie Fowler's 'USA' haircut: "I like it! It brings a spirit to the team."

Ryder Cup press conference


European captain Paul McGinley: "I think we arrive as slight rather than overwhelming favourites but it is not the first time that that has been the case and I think that our players deserve it. They have worked hard for it. It is not something to be ashamed off, but to be embraced.

"But having said that I did some calculations when the two teams come out and I made it that Tom's team has an average ranking of 16 compared to our 18. This is not a weak American team."

Debuchy ruled out


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Arsenal have announced right-back

Mathieu Debuchy has been ruled out for three months after undergoing ankle surgery.

The French international picked up the injury during the 2-2 draw with Manchester City at Emirates Stadium earlier this month.

Ryder Cup press conference


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European team captain Paul McGinley: "It is an exciting time in both mine and Tom's lives. As a team, we are arriving not collectively together but in different stages from all over the world. The deadline is 18:00 BST tonight and the last guy to arrive should be Graeme McDowell at around 16:00 BST."

Ryder Cup press conference


Tom Watson and Paul McGinley, the American and European Ryder Cup captains, are just settling down in front of the media at Gleneagles. We will have their thoughts on the forthcoming contest shortly.

Transfer gossip

Real Madrid want to bring Liverpool's highly-rated Spanish teenager Pedro Chirivella back to Spain

report the Daily Star.

The 17-year-old, dubbed 'the next Xabi Alonso', has impressed Anfield bosses since arriving in England from Valencia in the summer of 2013.

A Question of Sport answer

Earlier the team from a Question of Sport asked: Since 1980, Gleneagles is the sixth venue to host the Ryder Cup in Europe - what are the others?

The answers: The Belfry, Celtic Manor, The K Club, Valderrama and Walton Heath.

Everton press conference


Everton manager Roberto Martinez speaking ahead of Tuesday's Capital One Cup tie with Swansea: "The game creates opportunities for players to show what they can do.

"I am looking forward to seeing certain players perform.

"We have enough quality in the squad to change things. We want to be in each competition for as long as possible."

Everton press conference


Everton manager Roberto Martinez speaking about Sunday's 3-2 Premier League defeat against Crystal Palace: "There was no European hangover.

"If anything it was the opposite, especially in the first 20 minutes.

"Errors cost us. We'll learn from it."

Flitcroft hails 'breathtaking' Bury


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Bury went top of League Two with a 3-1 victory over Burton on Saturday,

producing an attacking display that left manager David Flitcroft delighted.

"The football displayed was breathtaking and completely disruptive at times," Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester.

"In the second half, once we'd scored and opened them up, it was just a blitz. Every time we went forward, we looked like we'd score."

The Shakers are unbeaten in eight league games and have not lost in the league since the opening day of the season.

Take a self-tee


Paul McGinley and Sam Torrance
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European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and vice-captain Sam Torrance take a moment to grab a selfie on the first tee at Gleneagles.

Hear more from McGinley later as the two captains speak to the press.

World Cup bidding report could see charges


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A report into alleged corruption at Fifa could lead to criminal charges, a Conservative MP believes.

Damian Collins has asked the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to request a copy of the report into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

American lawyer Michael Garcia filed his report this month, but Fifa says its contents will not be made public. Collins believes it may provide evidence of criminal activity.

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Federer in for Nadal


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Roger Federer has replaced Rafael Nadal in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League line-up.

Nadal has withdrawn as he plans to use the off-season to prepare for 2015 after a year interrupted by injuries.

Federer was cautious when the event was first announced, but has been confirmed in the Delhi-based Indian Aces team.

The event begins on 28 November and involves current and former players including Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.

Who's the greatest?


Greatest Ryder Cup player composite
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Ever wondered who can be called the greatest Ryder Cup player of all time?

Ahead of the showdown at Gleneagles, sports statistician Dr Ian McHale has been crunching the numbers and applied a special mathematical model in an attempt to answer that big question.

Read more on his findings here or tune in to a special programme on BBC Radio 5 Live from 21:00 BST on Monday.

Home-town accolade for Moeen


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England all-rounder Moeen Ali is named professional sportsman of the year in the

Birmingham Sports Awards.

The 27-year-old made his England Test and one-day debuts in 2014 - proving influential in the 3-1 Test series win against India this summer.

It comes less than a month after he was booed by India fans at Edgbaston in the city during a Twenty20 international.

Formula 1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said he would re-break his arm if doing so would guarantee his team's cars were reliable to the end of the season.

Nico Rosberg suffered his second mechanical retirement of the season at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday while title rival and team-mate Lewis Hamilton has endured two breakdowns.

Wolff, who broke his right arm and collarbone in a cycling accident two months ago, said: "If we could do anything more to stop the DNFs [retirements], then we would do it. I would break my arm again."

Fans get their money's worth


Supporters of struggling Mexican club Irapuato have been rewarded for their loyalty.

The club is to refund fans their money after losing again at the weekend.

Irapuato were beaten 1-0 at home by Correcaminos on Saturday, leaving them two places off the bottom in Mexico's second division.

Initially, the club said they would refund the ticket money if 8,000 fans watched the game in an attempt to boost attendances.

But they kept their promise even though only 2,467 turned up.

A Question of Sport

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Time for some sports trivia and a Ryder Cup-themed question from the team at A Question of Sport.

Since 1980, Gleneagles is the sixth venue to host the Ryder Cup in Europe - what are the others?

Find out the answer a little later...

Magath defends Fulham record

Former Fulham boss Felix Magath defends his record at Cravern Cottage despite overseeing the side's relegation from the Premier League and finally being sacked with the club bottom of the Championship with one point from seven games.

Magath has been criticised by former players with John Arne Riise claiming the German had "flushed the club down the toilet".

"I don't have a guilty conscience," says Magath.

"I don't want to sound arrogant, but I am convinced that English football has something to learn from German qualities. Sadly they're not that prepared to listen."

Arscott relishing wing move

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Arscott has now scored four tries in his two starts this season

Sale Sharks' Tom Arscott is enjoying the freedom of his move to the wing after a first-ever Premiership hat-trick in the win over London Welsh.


46-8 victory was Sale's first win of the new season as they ran in six tries at the AJ Bell Stadium.

"You get a little bit more a free reign on the wing," the 27-year-old told BBC Radio Manchester.

"There is more to think about playing full-back whereas on the wing you're just looking for space, trying to get the ball and make breaks."

Your Premier League questions answered


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Chief football writer Phil McNulty answered your questions on the weekend's Premier League action earlier.

Andrew Webb: "Do you think Leicester City will stay up after yesterday's stunning Performance?"

Phil: "I have been so impressed by what Leicester City have done so far - and I would imagine the way they have started has even come as a surprise to most of their supporters as well.

"They have shown real battling qualities to get draws at home to Everton and Arsenal, while the win at Stoke was a great result - then topped by that 5-3 win against Manchester United.

"Leicester's performance had everything, from spirit and resilience to quality and composure when it mattered.

"I tipped them to go down and it is still very early days so I can't change that forecast already, but they have made an excellent start and they will gain real confidence from what they have done so far that could give them the self-belief to stay up."