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Summary

  1. Costa could be fit for Man Utd test - Mourinho
  2. Murray beats Anderson 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 6-4 to reach Valencia SF
  3. Rio Ferdinand says he will "probably" retire this summer
  4. Luis Suarez to feature in El Clasico - Enrique
  5. GET INVOLVED: What is the most outrageous moment you have seen in sport?

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By Saj Chowdhury and Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

And that brings an end to Friday's Sportsday.

A reminder that we have a live text commentary on Fulham v Charlton starting from 19:00 BST.

Thank you for all your interactions today. Have a top sporting weekend join us as much as you can throughout.

Saturday Football

Swansea City v Leicester City (17:15 BST)

Garry Monk
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Swansea and Leicester City will meet for the first time in the top flight on Saturday in the day's late kick-off.

The spotlight will be on Swans' boss Garry Monk after he

controversially said Stoke City's Victor Moses cheated last weekend and his side need a victory as they are winless in five outings.

Leicester meanwhile are longing for a clean sheet as they have just one this season, the joint-lowest number in the Premier League.

Saturday Football

West Brom v Crystal Palace (15:00 BST)

The Baggies are on the march after taking 10 points from their last five games under Alan Irvine, scoring 11 goals in the process.

In Saido Berahino and Craig Dawson they have two young English players who have caught the eye at the start of the season.

But Palace have only lost one of their last eight matches against the Albion in all competitions and all their points this season have been earned against bottom half opposition.

Neil Warnck at the Hawthorns
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Big day on Saturday

A reminder we will have a massive day of coverage across the BBC Sport website on Saturday.

All of the Premier League happenings sill be covered in a live text commentary starting as early as 09:00 BST. That will take in Manchester City's trip to West Ham in the lunchtime kick-off and Swansea's tea-time hosting of Leicester City.

And the big one of the day - El Clasico - will be covered in a European live text too. We hope you are there with us.

Italian football could die

Italian football will die unless fans start flooding back to the stadiums and Serie A regains its global status, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli predicted today.

"The calcio is dying on its feet," he told a meeting of his club's shareholders in Turin. "We were already crawling along, now we're going ever slower. But no one sees the sickness."

Since Inter Milan's success in 2010, no Italian side has reached the last four of the Champions League. Inter owner Erick Thohir predicted a similar struggle for the domestic game last week.

Saturday Football

Southampton v Stoke (15:00 BST)

Southampton are daring to dream that they can mount a European challenge this season after their 8-0 thrashing of Sunderland last week, but the omens are against them, a team wearing stripes has not finished in the top four since Newcastle in 2002-03.

When these two met at the Britannia last season Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic got his first Premier League goal with an almighty whack into the Staffordshire gusts

that bounced over Artur Boruc in goal for the Saints. But the stats suggest it will be harder for Begovic to repeat that this time around, because at 75%, Saints' keeper Fraser Forster has the best saves to shots rate of any regular goalkeeper in the Premier League.

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Fulham v Charlton (19:45 BST)

There is a London derby in the Championship tonight where

Fulham take on Charlton at Craven Cottage.

The home side need a win as they sit in the bottom three, while Charlton will look to build on a start which has put them seventh in the table. You can follow it blow for blow on our live text commentary from 19:00 BST.

Saturday Football

Liverpool v Hull (15:00 BST)

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All eyes will be on Mario Balotelli at Anfield where, should the Italian start, he will be looking to make up for his

controversial half-time shirt swap in midweek, and improve on his record of just one goal in his last 22 Premier League appearances.

Steve Bruce's Hull meanwhile are one of only three Premier League clubs to have scored in every fixture so far, and with Liverpool's fragile confidence at the back, the Tigers will be looking to extend their run.

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Ravel Morrison scores in England training
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We still want to hear what you think are your most outrageous moments in sport. Tweet us on #bbcsportsday.

So far we have had moments from the likes of Jonah Lomu, Tiger Woods and Roberto Carlos thrown up. Here is one some of you may not have seen as it arrived in training.

West Ham player Ravel Morrison scored a scary back-heel volley during England training and you can

watch it on our website now.

Saturday football

West Ham v Man City (12:45 BST)

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has well and truly silenced the fans who criticised him last season, with his side sitting fourth in the Premier League table and scoring a hatful of goals.

But they face their sternest test yet with the lunchtime visit of champions Manchester City, who the Hammers haven't beaten in their last ten meetings, losing eight and drawing two.

Another future secured at Gloucester

England winger Jonny May

signs a new deal with Gloucester.

May, 24, has played 97 times for the club and was due to be out of contract next summer but puts pen to paper on a long-term deal.

His England team mate Matt Kvesic also

committed his future to the Cherry and Whites this week.

Lotus to confirm driver for 2015

Romain Grosjean looks set to be named as a Lotus driver for 2015.

The 28-year-old did not commit his future to the manufacturer earlier as he weighed up his options, but news of the team's switch from Renault power units to the all-conquering Mercedes appears to have swayed him.

Team principal Federico Gastaldi said: "Romain is in pole position...and honestly it's a case of us finalising a few details. We expect to have an announcement very shortly."

Pastor Maldonado has already agreed to stay with the team.

Saturday Football

Sunderland v Arsenal (15:00 BST)

Arsenal travel to Sunderland on Saturday in the knowledge that the Black Cats will be reeling after equalling the biggest defeat in their history last weekend - an 8-0 loss at Southampton.

But maybe the home side are not the only ones under pressure. Anything other than an Arsenal win will mean the Gunners will record their lowest points tally after nine games of a season under manager Arsene Wenger.

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Glasgow goes for 2019

Athletics

Glasgow hopes to bring the European Indoor Athletics Championships to Scotland in 2019.

Read more on the

BBC Sport Athletics section.

I'd rather watch Corrie than them...

Rangers midfielder Fraser Aird says he would rather watch Coronation Street than the club's Scottish Championship rivals Hearts.

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The Glasgow club trail Hearts by eight points at the top of the table and Aird says he will not be watching their Edinburgh derby against Hibernian this weekend.

"Chelsea are playing Man Utd so I'm looking forward that. I think that's a better game to look forward to," says Aird.

"I have a few mates that play for Hearts and I always go and check their results. But if they are playing on the TV and there is nothing else on, I'd probably go and watch Coronation Street before I do that."

Suarez on racism punishment

Football

Suarez, 27, however, maintains his innocence over accusations of racism.

The forward was found guilty of

racially abusing former Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra and was subsequently banned for eight matches and fined £40,000 by the Football Association.

"I know I was wrong with the biting and the diving but I was accused of racism without any proof," Suarez said.

"There were lots of cameras, but no evidence. It hurts me the most that it was my word against theirs.

"Every culture has its way of expressing itself, and that's a word people in Uruguay use all the time, whether somebody's black or not black."

Suarez to get help over 'bite' issue

Football

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Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has told Guardian Weekend magazine he is getting help in order to control his "impulse" to bite.

The Uruguay forward, who is set to make his Barca debut against Real Madrid on Saturday, was banned by Fifa from all football-related activity for four months for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup.

The severity of the ban was lessened on appeal, meaning he was at least allowed to train and play in friendlies.

He had also bitten PSV Eindhoven's Otman Bakkal while playing for Ajax in 2010 and Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic while at Liverpool in 2013.

"I believe I am on the right path now, dealing with the people who can help me, the right kind of people," said Suarez.

"It is like an impulse, like a reaction. Everyone has different ways of defending themselves. In my case, the pressure and tension came out in that way.

FA charge Gillingham and Scally

Football

The Football Association have charged

Gillingham and their chairman Paul Scally in relation to the dismissal of former striker Mark McCammon in 2011.

An employment tribunal ruled McCammon, now 36, was sacked by the Gills

in a case of unfair racial victimisation.

The club and Scally allegedly breached FA rule E3 and "failed to act in the best interests of the game, and/or brought the game into disrepute".

Both Gillingham and Scally have until 14 November to respond to the charge.

Is Valdes set for Old Trafford move?

Asked if Manchester United would be interested in signing Victor Valdes - who is currently training with them - Louis van Gaal says: "United always have their eyes open."

Van Gaal on Mourinho

Football

Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal
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The Portuguese Chelsea boss was Van Gaal's assistant at Barcelona in the late 1990s.

Van Gaal: "I know Jose already has talent because I let him do [manage] Cup matches instead of my other coaches. He's a wonderful coach and to see him as a coach winning trophies in other countries is fantastic.

"That you can never imagine that he is a very modest and emotional human being - and I like that. But it's a surprise, no? He's one of the best coaches in the world."

Van Gaal on Chelsea

Football

Van Gaal on Sunday's opponents Chelsea:

"Chelsea are one of the top teams, as are Manchester City at the moment. Jose [Mourinho] has worked more than a year with his team and last year didn't win anything.

"You have to build up. They are playing like a team and we have to as well, but to play for 90 minutes. We played as a team against West Bromwich Albion but made individual errors."

Van Gaal on Carrick

Football

Van Gaal says midielder Michael Carrick will not make his return in Sunday's match against Chelsea:

"Ander Herrera was already fit and Angel Di Maria said after the game that it wasn't so heavy and it's not. It was only the first day he didn't train, so it's no problem.

"I'm sorry to say no other players are back, even if I let Carrick play in London for reserves because he needs to play matches when you are five months injured. He told me it was his first game for the reserves."

The England midfielder has spent three months on the sidelines with an ankle problem.

Van Gaal on Valdes

Football

Former Barcelona boss Van Gaal on Valdes:

"It is not a surprise [he's training with United] because I have done it with lots of players. I have a relationship with a lot of them. I gave Ronald de Boer and Edgar Davids training possibilities in the past - Valdes is one of these players.

"Robin van Persie also. When he played for me in the Dutch squad, I allowed him to use our medical department to keep fit for the World Cup. I wasn't the manager of United at the time, so I have always done it."

Valdes in training with Man Utd

Football

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal confirms former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is training with the club:

"Every human being is special because they all have identities. It's a principle of my philosophy that you have to respect the individual human being. He's special because I've worked with him and we've retained our relationship, which is not always the case."

Ashley makes Rangers offer

Football

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has tabled a counter offer to former Rangers director Dave King in the battle for control of the Ibrox club.

King returned to his South African base on Thursday after he and his allies failed to come to an agreement with the board over a £16m funding package.

Ashley, who already owns 8.29% of Rangers shares, has now offered an emergency funding loan.

Read more on the

BBC Scottish football section.

King suspended for Wales

BBC Wales senior football reporter

Rob Phillips tweets: Wales midfielder Andy King has been suspended for two games after red card v Cyprus. Misses Euro 2016 trips to Belgium and Israel.

Yellow cup fever

BBC Sport reporter

Richard Askam tweets: The shirts of the men aiming to make FA Cup history for Warrington Town tomorrow.

Warrington Town
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Warrington entertain North Ferriby United on Saturday in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup with a place in the first round up for grabs. It is only the second time in 65 years that the club have reached this stage.

Happy b'day Sheffield FC

Football

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Sheffield FC: Long live 1857! #happybirthdayfootball

The world's oldest football club is 157 years old today. Happy birthday from BBC Sport.

Serbia to appeal Uefa decision

Serbia's Football Federation will appeal against the three-point penalty handed out by Uefa for their role in the abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania 10 days ago.

Europe's governing body

awarded the match to Serbia 3-0 on Friday but then penalised the winners with the points deduction while fining both federations 100,000 euros (£79,000).

Albanian authorities have already announced they will appeal.

Nadal announcement...

Tennis

We guess there is another announcement coming up...

IMG Tennis: Nadal announces that he will play the 2015 @RioOpenOficial in Brazil in February 2015 and defend his title. Vamos Rafa!

Lowly Willand Rovers aiming for first round

Football

Willand Rovers play in the ninth tier of English football and are the lowest-ranked club left in the FA Cup.

They are just one win away from the first round proper, where they could be paired with Football League sides such as Bristol City, Sheffield United or Portsmouth.

BBC Sport's Brent Pilnick has been to meet the Willand squad ahead of Saturday's fourth qualifying round tie against Gosport Borough of the Conference South.

Football

Burnley news conference

Sean Dyche's Burnley face Everton at Turf Moor on Sunday looking for their first league win in nine attempts.

He says: "We are having to learn as we go.

"There is no doubting the players' physical power, their energy, their endeavour and belief - but it comes down to quality and awareness and experience.

"We haven't got a very experienced Premier League squad and we have had some tough lessons already.

"We believe this group is honest enough to keep learning and not be broken by it. You just get dented and you take the knocks and come off the ropes and get ready to take it again."

Outrageous sporting moments

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Andrew Flintoff during the 2005 Ashes
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Greg Shelton: Flintoff's ball to get Ponting out at Edgbaston 2005 on third day! What a delivery and what a test match.

Andrew Stokoe: Chris Gale fastest century ever in the IPL 2013. Most bonkers piece of cricket I've ever seen. Or Kevin Pietersen's switch hit at Chester-Le-Street!

Henry Ansah Akroki: Tony Yeboah's outrageous volley for Leeds against Liverpool in 1995.

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Valdes trains with Man Utd

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Manchester United's news conference is up shortly and manager Louis van Gaal could be asked about a

Daily Mail story which says ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes trained with the club on Friday.

The Mail claims the free-agent, 32, who left Barcelona this summer, could be signed by United within a fortnight.

Tranmere sign Colchester's Thompson

Football

Tranmere Rovers have signed centre-back

Josh Thompson on loan from Colchester United until January 2015.

The 23-year-old defender has not played for the U's since September 2013.

What is your outrageous moment?

Tiger's chip

Tiger Woods chips in at the Masters
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After

Erik Lamela's frankly ridiculous goal for Tottenham in the Europa League on Thursday night, today we are asking you to tweet #bbcsportsday with your most outrageous sporting moment.

We have

just uploaded this pearler onto the website and we defy anyone to tell us it does not come under the outrageous banner.

Irvine has a nasty side

Football

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A dark side lurks beneath Alan Irvine's charming exterior

Alan Irvine has won over most of his West Brom doubters with a certain affability and and honest charm thus far.

But the Albion head coach says he can turn on the Glaswegian "nasty side" when required.

"The players have seen a nasty side from me," he said ahead of Saturday's match against Crystal Palace. "I'm from Glasgow - we usually have a nasty side!"

"But there hasn't been the need, they are extremely professional. I have very little reason not to be happy."

Pakistan take control

Cricket

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It's close of play on day three of the Test match between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai.

Despite David Warner's third successive Test century, Australia were bowled out for 303 in their first innings to trail Pakistan by 151 runs.

At stumps - Pakistan had moved on to 38 without loss in their second innings- a lead of 189.

Murray reaches Valencia semis

Tennis

Andy Murray
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Andy Murray beats Kevin Anderson 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 6-4 to reach the semi-finals of the Valencia Open, where he will face Thomaz Bellucci or David Ferrer, a rival for one of the eight places at the ATP Finals in London. Murray has now won 16 of his last 18 matches over the past five weeks.

Not so super Mario

Football

Mario Balotelli
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