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Summary

  1. Clyne & Shelvey in England squad for San Marino & Estonia matches
  2. Roy Hodgson names 21-man squad with only three strikers
  3. Uefa to open disciplinary proceedings following Champions League crowd disturbance
  4. Luke Shaw named in England U21 squad for Euro 2016 play-off
  5. Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal into China Open quarter-finals
  6. GET INVOLVED: Give your reaction to the England squad announcement

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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And that's where we leave you on Sportsday for today, as we hand over to big Mike Henson for his

Europa League live text. Many thanks for being with us, cheerio now.

Magpies give Hart academy role

Football

Notts County have appointed former Nottingham Forest and Portsmouth boss

Paul Hart as acting academy manager.

The club said the decision was taken with current academy manager Mick Leonard involved in an

"on-going disciplinary process."

Hart, 61, enjoyed success with Leeds and rivals Forest in the academy ranks, helping nurture England internationals Jonathan Woodgate and Jermaine Jenas.

England's Wilson 'in world's top three'

Rugby Union

England's David Wilson is among the best tight-head props in the world,

according to Bath head coach Mike Ford.

The 29-year-old is set to make his 100th appearance for the Premiership club in

Friday's game with Saracens.

And speaking about the achievements of his first-choice number three, Ford told

BBC Radio Bristol: "He's a world-class scrummager and is now England's number one. I'd put him in the top three tight-heads in the world."

Hull City news conference

Hull v Crystal Palace, Saturday 15:00 BST

Allan McGregor
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Hull City manager Steve Bruce talking about Allan McGregor being ruled out for a month with a shoulder injury: "We're just delighted he doesn't need an operation, because we thought it might.

"The specialist has said we need to rest, and stop diving on it. Hopefully, in four to six weeks he'll be back to normal."

Uefa investigate three clubs over crowd disturbances

Football

Uefa are to open disciplinary proceedings against Basel, Galatasaray, and Borussia Dortmund following crowd disturbances during Wednesday night's Champions League ties.

Several flares were thrown onto the pitch from the section where the 3,000-strong travelling Galatasaray supporters were located towards the end of the first half at the Emirates Stadium, causing the Group D match against Arsenal to be briefly halted.

At St Jakob Park, a battery appeared to be thrown in the direction of the assistant referee near to the Basel goal against Liverpool, while at Anderlecht's stadium, flares were lit in the area housing travelling Borussia Dortmund fans.

Ashley increases Rangers stake

Football

Richard Wilson

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Mike Ashley has been confirmed as

the purchaser of 4.26m shares in Rangers International Football Club, more than doubling his stake in the business.

The shares were sold by Hargreave Hale on Tuesday to French bank BNP Paribas, but an announcement to the Stock Exchange revealed that the transaction was completed on Ashley's behalf.

The Newcastle owner now holds an 8.92% stake in RIFC.

But he is limited to no more than 10% by an agreement with the Scottish FA.

Europa League

Krasnodar v Everton (17:00 BST)

Everton are in Russia to play Krasnodar in the Europa League tonight. They make five changes from the team that drew 1-1 at Liverpool in the Merseyside derby. The goalkeeper and defence remain the same but only Gareth Barry remains from the six players in front of them.

Midfielders Darron Gibson, Christian Atsu, Aiden McGeady and Leon Osman come in to the side, with Samuel Eto'o the lone striker. Romelu Lukaku, Steven Naismith and Muhamed Besic are named on the bench, along with Tyias Browning, who came on for his Toffees debut at Anfield.

Everton starting XI: Howard, Hibbert, Baines, Stones, Jagielka, Gibson, Barry, Atsu, McGeady, Osman, Eto'o.

Pros mix with the stars

Golf

Peter Jones, Tim Henman and Jamie Redknapp
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The Dunhill Links Championship is synonymous with the professionals mixing with the amateurs.

Dragon's Den star Peter Jones looks like he might have been discussing a recent investment with Tim Henman and Jamie Redknapp earlier.

Europa League preview

Tottenham v Besiktas (20:05 BST)

Dimitar Berbatov in action for Spurs in 2006
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The teams have met once before, in the former Uefa Cup when Hossam Ghaly and Dimitar Berbatov gave

Spurs a 2-0 win in October 2006. Former Spurs striker and coach Les Ferdinand has played for both teams, spending time on loan at Besiktas during his early career at QPR in 1989, when he scored 14 times in 24 games.

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Tottenham v Besiktas (20:05 BST)

Besiktas drew 1-1 against Asteras Tripolis in their opening Europa League fixture. They have former Newcastle and Chelsea striker Demba Ba in their ranks and are managed by Croat Slaven Bilic, who played at Everton and West Ham. Their record against English teams is two wins and five defeats, a notable 2-0 victory coming

against Chelsea in 2003.

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Tottenham v Besiktas (20:05 BST)

Besiktas make their second visit of the season to north London when they face Tottenham in the Europa League at White Hart Lane. They were beaten

1-0 by Arsenal in August in the play-off for a Champions League group place in August.

The Turkish team have played in seven Champions League campaigns, never advancing to the knockout stages, and are in their fourth-successive Europa League season, with a best finish of the round of 16 in 2011-12.

They have won 13 Turkish titles, the latest in 2009 and nine Turkish Cups, the latest in 2011, and remain unbeaten after four games in the Turkish SuperLig league this season.

Warrington coach predicts play-off 'classic'

Rugby League

Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith believes their Super League play-off semi-final against Wigan Warriors tomorrow evening

could be a "classic" match.

Smith's side are looking to make it into a third consecutive Grand Final, with Friday's match a repeat of the 2013 final, which

Wigan won 30-16.

"It's got the makings of a real classic," the 47-year-old told BBC Radio Merseyside. "The Wigan-Warrington match-ups for the last few four or five years have been some of the best matches of the whole entire Super League seasons - they stand out."

Both Super League play-off semi-finals - St Helens v Catalan Dragons on Thursday and Wigan v Warrington on Friday - are live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC local radio and the

BBC Sport website.

McKinlay pleased with start

Football

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Watford Head Coach Billy McKinlay has told BBC Three Counties Radio he has been pleased with his first week in charge at Vicarage Road. The Hornets

beat Brentford on Tuesday in his first match in charge and are joint top of the Championship.

"There are lots of good players and there is cause for optimism. I don't want to change for changes sake. I'm really positive on the upcoming games and where we can go."

Troy Deeney, Keith Andrews and Gabriele Angella remain injured and miss the visit of Brighton this weekend.

"The international break for those two (Deeney and Andrews) will help and hopefully they won't be far away after that. Angella has a nasty twist on his ankle and might be a little longer."

Wilson moves ahead

Golf

Oliver Wilson
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Oliver Wilson holds the clubhouse lead at the Dunhill Links Championship after shooting an eight-under-par 64 at Carnoustie.

The 34-year-old Englishman currently holds a one-shot lead over Raphael Jacquelin and Padraig Harrington.

See

the full leaderboard here.

Injury blow for Blues defender Spector

Football

Birmingham City defender Jonathan Spector has been

ruled out for three months with a torn thigh muscle. The 28-year-old USA international went off in the final minute of Blues' 2-1 home defeat by Fulham on Saturday.

Leicester news conference

Leicester v Burnley, Saturday 15:00 BST

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson on Saturday's opposition: "Whoever we play we need to give respect to.

"We expect it to be a tough game as we know from last season. Burnley showed qualities last year that stood them out and I fully expect them to show that this season too."

Stoke news conference

Sunderland v Stoke, Saturday 15:00 BST

Peter Crouch
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Stoke City manager Mark Hughes on in-form striker Peter Crouch: "He is playing exceptionally well and in my opinion he is playing the role we are asking him to as well as anybody in the league.

"He is enjoying the football, and it is documented that he is happy with his role in the team. Maybe he has been neglected a little bit in previous years, but we have pace around him now and that suits him.

"He is somebody we would like to keep here. There will be discussions with him in the near future - I am sure of that."

Stoke's Diouf suffers hamstring injury

Stoke striker Mame Biram Diouf has been ruled out for at least a couple of weeks with a hamstring injury, reports

BBC Radio Stoke. The 26-year-old Senegal international suffered the injury 23 minutes into Monday night's
1-0 home win over Newcastle.

The injury will rule Diouf out of Senegal's two forthcoming African Cup of Nations home and away qualifiers against Tunisia. Summer signing Diouf, who hit the only goal of the game in Stoke's 1-0 win at champions Manchester City in August, has scored twice in five starts in the Potters' impressive start to the new season.

Goalkeeper McGregor sidelined by injury

Football

Hull boss Steve Bruce tells the media at his pre-Crystal Palace news conference that Allan McGregor will be out for a month with a shoulder injury.

England squad player facts

Phil Jagielka
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Phil Jagielka scored on his last Wembley start for England - a 3-0 friendly win against Peru.

Stoke City news conference

Sunderland v Stoke, Saturday 15:00 BST

Ryan Shawcross
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Stoke City manager Mark Hughes on defender Ryan Shawcross being overlooked for England selection: "I have been surprised that he hasn't had a real look in.

"Since I have been here he has arguably been my most consistent player.

"He has a lot of experience, and if you look at the England squad there is no real senior leader there.

"We have a young man here who has around 200 Premier League games behind him as a captain. My view is that he deserves another look."

Swansea City news conference

Swansea v Newcastle, Saturday 15:00 BST

Garry Monk on Jonjo Shelvey's call-up to the England squad: "It's excellent news for both the player and the club.

"We have a lot of international players in the squad, but we have talked a lot about England in recent weeks and the last couple of seasons. We've worked very hard with Jonjo, both in terms of his contribution on and off the pitch.

"He has made big improvements and this will give him a massive boost going forward."

England squad player facts

Football

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored in both fixtures against San Marino in the World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign - his first goals for England.

Brendan Rodgers news conference

Football

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says there has been no row with England manager Roy Hodgson over the

injury sustained by Daniel Sturridge which continues to keep him out of action.

"I get on with Roy and spoke with him. We agreed it was too soon for Daniel Sturridge to meet up with England.

"I spoke Roy about Daniel being available for Liverpool but I can't think about England when he is not ready to play for Liverpool. He's had a grade one injury for four weeks, which is a long time, and my focus is now getting him to play for Liverpool."

England squad facts

Football

Jonjo Shelvey
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Jonjo Shelvey's only previous appearance for England came against San Marino at Wembley in October 2012.

Roy's Italian job

Football

Paul Ince
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England will travel to Italy for a friendly in March.

The venue for the match on 31 March is yet to be confirmed, but a return fixture will be played at Wembley during the 2016-18 World Cup qualification cycle.

England have faced Italy 25 times at senior level, winning eight, while the Italians have been victorious on 10 occasions.

Could it be another famous night in Rome like the one above from 1997?

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Rian Hoskins: Clyne deserved his selection. Shawcross and Davies must feel annoyed they haven't been chosen with only six defenders called up.

Sheldon W Serrao: West Brom's Craig Dawson deserves a call-up sooner than later. Solid so far and is dovetailing with Lescott at centreback.

Andrew Fletcher: Don't like what I see. Lacking fire power, imagination, desperately short of cover through the middle.

Swansea City press conference

Swansea v Newcastle, Saturday 15:00 BST

Garry Monk
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Swansea City manager Garry Monk on the Magpies: "They have a very good squad and good players.

"I know they are in a difficult moment, but I've been there as a player myself and when that happens you become a different animal. They will come here and work hard, just as they did against Stoke.

"But Saturday's game is one we are looking forward to and we want to put on a good performance."

Serena sees off Safarova

Tennis

Top seed Serena Williams beat Lucie Safarova, the 13th seed, 6-1 1-6 6-2 in round three of the China Open.

Alan Pardew news conference

Swansea v Newcastle, Saturday 15:00 BST

"There's not much to say we need to get a win, no matter what I say to some reasonable people it means nothing, we need to win. I spoke to the chief executive and we discussed ways of trying to help the team and getting the team playing to its capacity.

[Have you spoken to owner Mike Ashley?] "No, no. We focused very much this week on the mental side of the game, responses on the pitch and how you respond to the media, because you won't leave us alone at the moment. We haven't got the experience of the side that got relegated, before my time, and it's important we start gathering points quickly to make sure we are fighting at the right end of the table."

Belgium squad

Football

There are 13 British-based players in the 24-man Belgium squad named by coach Marc Wilmots for Euro 2016 qualifiers with Andorra and Bosnia next week.

Raphael takes early advantage

Golf

Raphael Jacquelin
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Raphael Jacquelin has taken the early lead in the

Dunhill Links Championship.

The Frenchman is currently six-under-par at Carnoustie through 14 holes, tied for first place with Irishman Padraig Harrington, who has played 12 holes.

The European Ryder Cup quarter have made quiet starts to the tournament - with Stephen Gallagher the only man under par.

Lambert to monitor Benteke

Football

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says he will make a final check on Christian Benteke's fitness on Friday ahead of Saturday evening's match against Manchester City. The 23-year-old Belgian has been out since April with

Achilles trouble.

Fresh injury setback for England's Unitt

Football

Notts County Ladies and England defender Rachel Unitt, 32, has suffered a

second anterior cruciate ligament injury in the space of 16 months.

Unitt

missed Euro 2013 after damaging her left knee in March last year, and hurt her right knee playing against Chelsea last month.

She is being treated by the England medical staff and no date has yet been set for her expected return.

A Question of Sport

Tennis

Here are the answers to today's teaser. We asked you to name the three countries who currently have a representative in the top 10 of both the ATP and WTA Singles rankings? They are; Canada - Bouchard and Raonic. Czech Republic - Kvitova and Berdych. Serbia - Djokovic and Ivanovic.

England v Estonia history

Football

Shaun Wright-Phillips opens the scoring for England against Estonia in 2007
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England have played Estonia - whom they meet on 12 October - only twice previously, back in 2007, and recorded 3-0 wins in both matches. Shaun Wright-Phillips, Wayne Rooney and an own goal were the scorers in the most recent match

in October 2007, all the goals coming in the first half. Micah Richards was at right-back and David Bentley was an unused substitute.

Call-up congratulations

Football

Southampton defender Jose Fonte

tweets: Congratulations to @Nathaniel_Clyne on his call up for England squad!! He has deserved this for a long time!! Well done lad

Former England lock could retire

Rugby Union

Leicester Tigers chief executive Simon Cohen says there are concerns that lock Louis Deacon

could be forced to retire because of a back injury.

The ex-England international, 33, has not played this season and has been plagued by injury in the recent years.

Cohen told

BBC Radio Leicester's Tigers Rugby Show: "There is the possibility he won't come back but you hope not.

"Louis has been a great servant of this club and the important thing is we safeguard his future."

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Your thoughts on the England squad. Please keep them coming in to #bbcsportsday and the

BBC Sport Facebook page.

Matt Donnelly: What does Mark Noble have to do to get a call up one of the most underrated players in the Premier League.

Charlie Smith: No conceivable way to justify Townsend's inclusion. Preposterous. Roy's aware Swansea exist as Shelvey is there, why not Dyer.

Calamity: England could name no strikers, the cast of Emmerdale in midfield and defence and Widow Twanky in goal and still win.

France squad

Football

A total of eight English-based players are included in a squad of 23 named by France coach Didier Deschamps for the forthcoming friendly internationals against Portugal on 11 October and Armenia on 14 October.