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  1. Exclusive David Moyes interview
  2. Louis van Gaal news conference
  3. India host Sri Lanka in ODI series after West Indies end tour
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By Mike Henson & Saj Chowdhury

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Fulham goalkeeper joins Accrington


Fulham goalkeeper Jesse Soronen has joined League Two Accrington on a month's loan.

The 21-year-old Finland international has made four appearances in the Championship this season.

Meanwhile, Accrington's Lancashire rivals Morecambe have signed striker Tom Barkhuizen, also 21, from Blackpool in a similar deal.

Stoke team news


Stoke boss Mark Hughes expects Victor Moses and Mame Biram Diouf to be available for Sunday's Premier League clash with Swansea but also has fresh injury concerns.

Moses, who came off in the 3-1 loss at Sunderland due to a thigh problem, and Diouf, absent from the game because of a hamstring complaint, have both trained ahead of the meeting with the Swans at the Britannia Stadium.

However, Glenn Whelan looks set to miss out having picked up a knee injury playing for the Republic of Ireland, Marko Arnautovic will have to shake off a hip problem suffered on Austria duty if he is to feature and Robert Huth is a doubt with a calf problem.

Provisional squad: Begovic, Sorensen, Wilson, Shawcross, Huth, Pieters, Cameron, Bardsley, Muniesa, Nzonzi, Adam, Sidwell, Ireland, Walters, Arnautovic, Bojan, Assaidi, Moses, Crouch, Diouf.

Rugby League

Saints close to managerial appoint

Newly-crowned Super League champions St Helens will announce their new head coach on Monday.

Saints need to find a successor to Nathan Brown, who stepped down after Saturday's

14-6 Grand Final triumph over Wigan.

St Helens say they have fielded interest from both England and the NRL but former hooker and Brown's assistant Keiron Cunningham the strong favourite.

Two-hour football special


BBC Radio 5 live

From 19:00 BST, BBC Radio 5 live will have a two-hour football show looking ahead to this weekend's action and focusing on all the big issues.

Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, Jason Burt of The Telegraph, Pat Nevin and QPR keeper Rob Green will join presenter Mark Chapman.

Under discussion will be the

BBC exclusive interview with ex-Manchester United manager David Moyes, Brendan Rodgers v Roy Hodgson, Ched Evans and Harry Redknapp's future at QPR.

Begovic will also give his view on what happened in Belgrade this week in the match between Serbia and Albania.

Swansea team news


Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is suspended for the match at Stoke.

Shelvey is serving a one-match ban for collecting five yellow cards this season while Jordi Amat is also expected to miss out with a knee problem.

Spanish defender Angel Rangel is, however, back from suspension while Leon Britton is close to returning from a knee injury.

Provisional squad: Fabianski, Richards, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Routledge, Dyer, Britton, Sigurdsson, Bony, Tremmel, Tiendalli, Bartley, Carroll, Emnes, Montero, Gomis, Fulton.

Flying Dutchman


Dutchman Joost Luiten keeps up his 100% record at this week's

World Match Play Championship, with victory over Graeme McDowell by two holes to send the title holder crashing out of the event.

Luiten, who finished off the Northern Irishman with three birdies in the last four holes of their round-robin encounter, next meets Spain's Pablo Larrazabal in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

World number five Henrik Stenson, the highest-ranked player in the field, also finished top of his group after easing past last year's runner-up Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand 2 & 1.

Stenson will face Jonas Blixt in the last eight after his fellow Swede won a titanic struggle with 2006 champion Paul Casey at the 19th hole.

The other two quarter-finals will see Frenchman Victor Dubuisson taking on Mikko Ilonen of Finland and American Ryder Cup rookie Patrick Reed up against South African George Coetzee.

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James Mort: David Moyes may not have succeeded at a top club but can do a great, steady job at most top flight club.

Would you back David Moyes to do a job at your club?


Injuries ease up at Old Trafford

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal's injury worries have eased over the international break. The former Barca and Bayern boss says that there are only four players absent though injury ahead of the weekend trip to West Brom.

"I'm very happy because there are no injuries from the internationals." he said.


Van Gaal: All about balance

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Louis van Gaal says that his side need to learn how to kill off games after they were left hanging on for victory against Everton last time out and came a cropper at Leicester - losing 5-3 from 3-1 up.

"The players understand the philosophy but they must perform it. I'm looking for balance, not just spectacular attacking football," he said.

"When you lose the ball, you must have a shape as a team and then you can defend more easily. You can kill the game better."


Van Gaal want more from United

David Moyes's successor in the Old Trafford hot-seat - Louis van Gaal - has also been speaking to the media today.

The Dutchman believes that there is plenty of room for improvement in his side despite their climb into the top four of the Premier League.

"We could have done better because I don't think we're balanced yet," he said.

"I have confidence in my players and that's important, but it's more important they have confidence in the manager and staff."

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Joseph Dexter: Would love to see Moyes replace Pardew as he's now 'ready to return'

BBC Moyes exclusive


David Moyes
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You can watch the full interview on Saturday's Football Focus on BBC One from 12:10 BST

"I'm really ambitious," he continued. "I would never have left Everton FC for anybody but an ambitious football club. And I thought Manchester United would have given me that opportunity.

"It didn't materialise that way, so you know I am hoping that the next club I join gives me the chance to build a team, because I think that is what I am good at.

"I also think that I am good at spotting and identifying young players, not only young players, but players.

"Over the years, we have brought in a lot of players at Everton and I think that they worked well. So if the opportunity came, then hopefully I will be able to make it work."

BBC Moyes exclusive


BBC's sports editor Dan Roan managed to interview former Manchester United manager David Moyes, who was sacked by the club in the latter half of last season after only

10 months in charge.

The Scot says he is ready to revive his managerial career after his ill-fated tenure.

In his first broadcast interview since he lost his job in April, the former Everton boss, 51, told the BBC: "I am ready to return."

He added: "I have enjoyed the time off but I have got to wait on the right job and make sure it's one that I want."

Bradford sign striker Stead on loan


Bradford City have signed Huddersfield Town striker Jon Stead in an emergency loan deal to run until 3 January.

The 31-year-old

ended last season on loan with the Bantams, scoring once in eight appearances.

He will go straight into the squad for Saturday's Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United.

Latest gossip

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Chelsea have hijacked Real Madrid's move for Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva

according to reports in Spain,
taken up by Metro.

The 21-year-old was apparently wanted by Real, but Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has convinced the Blues board to gazump the Spainards.

BBC exclusive


Dan Roan

BBC sports editor

"Coming up, I've been speaking to David Moyes in his first broadcast interview since his sacking from Man Utd. Across BBC outlets shortly."

Kamara told to stay away over Ebola fears


Greek club PAS Lamia have asked Sierra Leone's John Kamara not to train or play with the club for three weeks due to fears over the Ebola virus.

Kamara returned to Greece after playing for the Leone Stars in their Africa Cup of Nations ties in Cameroon.

Lamia told him the decision was on advice from the Greek health ministry.

"[The club told me] I shouldn't be with the team for 15 to 21 days as I went to Africa to play and because of the Ebola virus,"

Kamara told BBC Sport


London faces World Tour Final tussle

London faces competition from "four other regions" for the right to stage the ATP World Tour Finals from 2016.

ATP chief Chris Kermode told BBC Radio 5 live Sport that discussions about the future venue of the season-ending tournament are currently taking place.

"We've got interest from four other regions and we'll make a decision by March or April,"

said Kermode.


Davis signs on the dotted line

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Northern Ireland skipper Steven Davis has pledged his long-term future to Southampton, signing a contract extension that extends his terms until 2018.

"I'm excited to see where we can go together over the next few years," Davis said. "The club is run the right way and they try to do everything to their best ability."

Singapore slammers


Caroline Wozniacki (left) and Serena Williams
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Caroline Wozniacki (left) and Serena Williams - opponents on court, friends off it

Caroline Wozniacki: Dinner with @serenawilliams in Singapore

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Your favourite David v Goliath clashes though the ages are still coming in on

#bbcsportsday and 81111 on text as we look forward to Barcelona v Eibar on Saturday.

Antony Gibson on Twitter: Best David v goliath for me is Burnley's first home game ever in the Premiership against Manchester United in 2009

Robbie Blake celebrates his winner
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Tennis (kind of)

Spears in for Sears

Britney Spears
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Andy Murray's making a biopic and Britney Spears, whose acting credits include Crossroads, wants a part as Andy's girlfriend Kim Sears.

That is the set-up for Channel 4's Stand Up to Cancer skit and judging

by the trailer, they execute it pretty well.

You can watch the full thing tonight on Channel 4 tonight.

Swindon and Orient fined


Swindon and Leyton Orient

have been fined £5,500 and £4,000 by the Football Association respectively for a fracas which occurred in their
League One game on 4 October.

A mass brawl erupted during injury time of Town's 2-1 win at Brisbane Road, after a challenge from O's defender Shane Lowry on Nathan Byrne.

Manchester United news conference

There is a Louis van Gaal pre-match news conference coming up. The Dutchman will be hoping his side can pick up a third successive league win at West Brom on Monday.


Suarez 'not fat' - Enrique

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has dismissed the claim that record signing Luis Suarez has put on the pounds during his four-month ban from competitive action action.

The Uruguayan is available for the first time since his £75m move from Liverpool when Barcelona take on Real Madrid on Saturday 25 October.

"He's a player like any other and what's clear is that he's not fat," said Enrique.

"He never has been, despite everything that's been said. He's been in shape for several months so everything is fine."


bitey/hungry gag here.


Chambers tied into Town

Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers

has signed a new deal until 2017, with the option of a further 12 months.

The 29-year-old has played in his preferred centre-half position this term, instead of at right-back.

"I don't want to go anywhere. This is my most enjoyable spell as a professional," Chambers told

BBC Radio Suffolk. "My family has settled here, I love the boys, the gaffer has been brilliant and the fans have been fantastic."


Jurgen Klinsmann

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann says that his public disagreement with Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber is all part of a "pretty cool" growing public debate over the sport in the country.

Klinsmann had previously said that he was disappointed that American stars Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey had moved back to MLS sides from Roma and Tottenham respectively - comments Garber found "incredibly damaging and personally infuriating".

"I never meant to put anyone down in the MLS by saying we need the highest level possible for our players no matter where they play,"

explained Klinsmann.

"It was just an attempt to explain that players need to always strive to the highest possible level.

"In Europe, South America and Mexico it is part of people's everyday lives - to have debates about different opinions. It's just starting now in the United States and I think it's pretty cool."


Mourinho 'appreciates' Keane & Lambert comments

Jose Mourinho and Roy Keane

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was asked earlier today about his attempt to shake the hands of Aston villa manager Paul Lambert and his assistant Roy Keane before the final whistle of Chelsea's 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge in September.

Since then Keane has said Mourinho's behaviour was "disgraceful" while Lambert has accused the Portuguese of "disrespect".

"I think they are both two great examples of polite and well-educated people, and because I am a humble guy who tries to learn every day and with every experience, I appreciate the comments," Mourinho said.

Whether the Portuguese's tongue was located firmly in his cheek is impossible to say.

Horse Racing

Turner on jockey deaths

Leading British female rider Hayley Turner has been talking about the risks in racing after two jockeys died this week following falls in Australia and another was killed in the United States

"It's very sad. It's awful news but you can't think like that when you're a jockey. You have to put a barrier up against things like that," Turner told BBC Sport ahead of

Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday.

"I've never ridden in Australia but the safety over here couldn't be any better the way they deal with everything. You are going to get accidents which are unavoidable.

"It happens in all sports, you only have to look at motor racing. If there wasn't a risk then everyone would do it."


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on Liverpool's position in the league table: "I am quite relaxed. We will look where we are after ten games. If Phil Jagieka does not score a wordlie in the last minute when we play Everton then we are two points better off and in the top four.

"We lost a world class player in the summer and brought in some others and that takes a little time to bed down. But the players here are absolutely magnificent in their desire to be better. I would prefer for progress to be steady because we would get there."


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on his training methods: "I have seen a lot written about this second-day recovery. Liverpool players do not spend the second day after a match with their feet up on the couch.

"Our game demands a lot on players, but the second day is a technical session and that is very important for your younger players. That has always worked for me throughout my career."


Brendan Rodgers speaking about the claim that Raheem Sterling asked to be excused from England's match from Estonia: "It's been grossly unfair how Raheem has been criticised for something he did not say."

Rodgers added that he and England manger Roy Hodgson have exchanged messages about the situation, but not spoken directly,


Brendan Rodgers

BBC Sport's Ben Smith on Twitter: #LFC boss Brendan Rodgers about to begin press conference at Melwood. Likely to be dominated by 1 issue #Sterling


Bhoys with beats

Celtic's Virgil van Dijk was linked with a move to Arsenal in today's papers.

If true, the Gunners would not only be getting a top-class defender on the pitch but a solid beat-boxer for the dressing room as well.

Virgil van Dijk and John Guidetti

The 23-year-old

broke out some beats at a Celtic fan event with on-loan Manchester City striker John Guidetti rapping over the top.

Waddle and Hoddle eat your heart out.

MK unhappy with FA over Alli use


MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has said he will talk to the Football Association about their use of teenager Dele Alli.

The 18-year-old featured for the England Under-19s on Wednesday, three days before MK face Leyton Orient in League One.

"I'm not happy about that. That will be something I'll be bringing up," Robinson told

BBC Three Counties Radio.

"Dele is unique as he plays every week. I may have to rest him Saturday, which is hard for fans to accept."

Hull team news


Mohamed Diame will be assessed by Hull ahead of their trip to Arsenal following a long journey back from international duty.

The Senegal midfielder played in Tunisia on Wednesday night and will meet up with his team-mates in London before a decision is made on his availability.

Sone Aluko also had a quick turnaround from Nigeria, but manager Steve Bruce has no new injuries to add to Robert Snodgrass (knee) and Allan McGregor (shoulder).

Provisional squad: Harper, Jakupovic, Davies, Dawson, Rosenior, Robertson, Chester, McShane, Elmohamady, Meyler, Diame, Huddlestone, Livermore, Brady, Ramirez, Jelavic, Aluko, Quinn, Hernandez, Ben Arfa.


Sri Lanka step in to replace West Indies

Well, that didn't take long....

The announcement that the West Indies

were pulling out of their tour of India in a dispute over pay was only made a little over an hour ago and already the Board of Control for Cricket in India have got on the blower and roped Sri Lanka in to replace them.

Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed a five-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka, to be played from 1 November 2014,"

read a statement from the BCCI.

"The BCCI wishes to thank Sri Lanka Cricket for its swift response and for extending its support to ensure that the international cricket season is not curtailed."

Sunderland team news


Sunderland defender Billy Jones is out of Saturday's Premier League trip to Southampton though injury.

The full-back picked up a muscle injury in a behind-closed-doors friendly last week and joins fellow defender Sebastian Coates (thigh), and midfielders Emanuele Giaccherini (ankle) and Ricky Alvarez (knee) on the sidelines.

Former Napoli defender Anthony Reveillere has been training with the Black Cats as head coach Gus Poyet looks for cover, although Santiago Vergini, who won his second cap for Argentina in midweek, is in line to deputise for Jones at right-back.

Provisional squad: Mannone, Pantilimon, Van Aanholt, Brown, O'Shea, Vergini, Roberge, Cattermole, Bridcutt, Rodwell, Gomez, Larsson, Johnson, Buckley, Mavrias, Wickham, Altidore, Fletcher, Graham.

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