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Summary

  1. Andy Murray through to ATP World Tour Finals after 6-3 6-3 win over Grigor Dimitrov
  2. Celtic's Aleksandar Tonev suspended for seven games for racist abuse
  3. Blackpool appoint Lee Clark as manager
  4. Harry Redknapp defends 'professional' Rio Ferdinand
  5. GET INVOLVED: Tell us your #bbcdreamticket

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By Adam Williams and Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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The Hitman's verdict

Boxing

We've been building up to

BBC Radio 5 live's "Reliving the Rumble" which will mark 40 years since the iconic bout between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali.

You can hear what Carl Froch, David Haye and Ricky Hatton made of the big fight from 19:30, but here's a sneak preview.

Ricky Hatton on Ali
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Weepu does not regret Welsh move

Rugby Union

Piri Weepu
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New Zealand World Cup-winning scrum-half Piri Weepu says he does not regret his move to London Welsh,

despite eight successive losses in all competitions.

Welsh have conceded 352 points in those eight games, an average of 44 per game.

Asked if he regretted his move, Weepu,

who suffered a stroke at the start of the year, said: "Not at all.

"After the stroke, I was grateful for the opportunity and hopefully I can contribute a bit more before the end of the season."

A Giant performance

Baseball

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In case you missed it, San Francisco Giants sealed their

third World Series title in five years in the early hours with a 3-2 victory over Kansas City Royals in the deciding match of the series.

The Royals, who won their only title in 1985, had taken the best of seven series into a finale with a 10-0 win.

Boxing

Rumble revisited

You can hear

Haye, Hatton and Froch's take on Round One on the In Short section of 5 live's website with the rest coming in "Reliving the Rumble" broadcast from 19:30 GMT.

You will also be able to read about the fight round-by-round, with Ben Dirs' Big Fight Rewind live text at the same time.

Froch on Ali

Boxing

Tonight from 19:30, BBC Radio 5 live

relives the "Rumble in the Jungle".

The iconic fight will be replayed through the minds of modern day boxing champions Carl Froch, David Haye and Ricky Hatton.

Carl Froch rumble in the jungle
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Cherries living the dream - Mostyn

Football

Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn says the club are "living the dream"

after drawing Liverpool in the League Cup.

The Cherries reached the League Cup last eight for the first time in their history having also achieved a

record 8-0 win over Birmingham on Saturday.

Eddie Howe's side also lie fourth in the Championship, two points off top.

"We're all living the dream at the moment, what an amazing week. Has there been a better week for a Cherries fan?," Mostyn told

BBC Radio Solent.

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Tan looks to MLS move

Football

Vincent Tan
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More on that news we brought you earlier that Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan says he

plans to invest in a new Los Angeles-based Major League Soccer franchise.

Malaysian billionaire Tan, who also owns FK Sarajevo in Bosnia, also told the BBC he is seeking to invest in another unnamed European club.

"I'm still negotiating so I'm not saying what it is now," Tan, 62, said.

"I'm investing in a new franchise in LA. That's my personal private investment."

Ozil puts in the work

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been working hard in the gym as he continues his comeback from injury.

Mesut Ozil working in the gym
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He's

tweeted this picture which should give Arsenal fans some joy: no, this is neither a red carpet nor a magic carpet. it is just the place where I'm working for my comeback.

Tonev to appeal against ban

Football

Celtic have confirmed Aleksandar Tonev will

appeal against the seven-game ban handed to him by the Scottish Football Association for using racist insults.

Wolves take keeper Kuszczak on trial

Football

Tomasz Kuszczak
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Wolves have taken former West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak on trial at Molineux, as possible back-up for first-choice Carl Ikeme.

Reserve keeper Aaron McCarey is out until at least January following back surgery, leaving 20-year-old Jon Flatt as the only cover.

And the 32-year-old Pole is available, having not found a club following his end-of-season release by Brighton.

Wolves have also recalled striker Liam McAlinden from his loan at Fleetwood.

Seven-game suspension for Tonev

Football

Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev
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Celtic winger and Bulgarian international Aleksandar Tonev has been suspended for seven matches for using racist insults,

the Scottish Football Association has announced.

The on-loan Aston Villa midfielder, 24, was charged following

an incident involving Aberdeen defender Shay Logan during a Scottish Premiership match last month.

Nigeria look to avoid Fifa ban

Football

Nigeria
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Nigeria hope to have

avoided a lengthy ban from Fifa after a regional high court overturned its recent decision to void last month's football elections.

Fifa had given Nigeria until Friday to

reverse last week's ruling by the Jos High Court that annulled the
30 September election of Amaju Pinnick as Nigeria Football Federation president.

President Goodluck Jonathan intervened on Wednesday to end the crisis.

Fifa has not confirmed if Nigeria will escape a ban which would run until May.

Jubilant Murray

Tennis

Andy Murray
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Andy Murray's been reacting to his

win over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters which guarantees his place at next month's ATP World Tour Finals in London.

"It's nice to make the World Tour Finals. It's a great event, it's fun to finish the year in London in front of packed houses," he told Sky Sports.

"Since the French Open, I think I've played well to be honest. I have lost to some of the best players to have ever played to the game, I didn't play my best against Grigor at Wimbledon, but I've got some good wins at the end of this season.

"The top four would be nice. If I can keep winning and moving up the rankings that would be great, but I would have to play great tennis for the next few months."

'My record will be broken' - Rush

Football

Ian Rush
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Wales all-time leading goalscorer Ian Rush does not think his record will last for much longer, though he can't make up his mind who will beat it first - Gareth Bale or Aaron Ramsey.

Rush scored 28 goals in 73 internationals. Real Madrid winger Bale has netted 14 times, while Arsenal's Ramsey has eight.

"There's no reason why Bale can't, but I think Aaron Ramsey is in that category as well," said Rush.

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Spurs defender targets Cup success

Football

Jan Vertonghen
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So from Paris to north London and Jan Vertonghen believes Tottenham's players are taking confidence from their Capital One Cup success.

Victory over Brighton at White Hart Lane last night put Spurs into the quarter-finals, where they will face Newcastle.

Vertonghen said: "It gives a bit of belief that we can do big things with the team and I think it would help us. We have got a lot of good players.

"Sometimes you just need a click and I hope we find it now. We wanted a home game, Newcastle is a strong opponent but everyone is happy [about the draw]."

More on Murray

Tennis

It took Andy Murray just 69 minutes to get the better of his Wimbledon conqueror Dimitrov.

He'll face either Novak Djokovic or Gael Monfils in the quarter-finals in Paris tomorrow.

Mike Henson's got all the reaction to the win on

our live page here.

Murray wins in Paris

Tennis

Andy Murray
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Andy Murray has made light work of Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters and sealed his place at the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month.

He's beaten the Bulgarian 6-3 6-3 in the third round.

We'll have more shortly.

Football

Milner's favourite derby

James Milner
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It is the 168th Manchester derby on Sunday but City and United both go into it with question marks hanging over their form.

The first man to speak about the game is James Milner, with the Blues star saying all the usual stuff - "it's one of the ones you look out for first when the fixture list is released, so hopefully we can get the right result."

But he also reveals his favourite ever derby - October 2011, when City hammered their rivals 6-1.

"It doesn't happen often and as a Leeds fan growing up and a City player now, United aren't my favourite team," Milner told the

club's website. "So to go there and do that, it was an amazing day and one I will always remember."

Get ready to rumble

Boxing

Forty years on, tonight BBC Radio 5 live

relives the "Rumble in the Jungle" bout between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali through the minds of modern boxing day champions.

Carl Froch, David Haye and Ricky Hatton all come together to experience the biggest boxing event of all time.

David Haye Rumble in the Jungle promo
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Redfearn deal 'agreed in principle'

Football

Neil Redfearn
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Incoming Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn says he has agreed a deal

"in principle" with owner Massimo Cellino.

Academy coach Redfearn would

replace the sacked Darko Milanic and be the club's third head coach this season.

Redfearn earned 10 points in four games while in caretaker charge earlier this term, and is set for a 12-month rolling deal with the Championship club.

"Ideally it'll be tied up before the Cardiff game on Saturday but that's not a deal breaker," he said. "It's a case of getting things over the line, we've agreed a deal in principle."

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Football

Inter coach under pressure

Another day, another football manager under pressure.

This time it is Walter Mazzarri, who insists he has the support of the Inter Milan dressing room amid reports in Italy that this week could prove decisive for his future.

Inter snatched only their fourth win in nine games on Wednesday when Mauro Icardi's late penalty secured the points at the San Siro against previously unbeaten Sampdoria.

Inter are eighth in Serie A, seven points behind leaders Juventus.

Football

Sakho to be given till Saturday morning

Diafra Sakho
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As we mentioned earlier, West Ham's goal-a-game striker Diafra Sakho is struggling to be fit for Saturday's Premier League trip to Stoke.

A bit more detail for you - Sakho suffered a shoulder injury in the weekend win over Manchester City but will be given until the last possible moment to prove his fitness for the Stoke game.

"He is still in a bit of pain," manager Sam Allardyce said. "While there is no dislocation or fracture, it is all about the arm movement.

"The pain is obviously a lot less than when he did it but we don't know if it will be sufficiently recovered enough to take the risk.

"At the moment it is about 50/50 but there are still 48 hours to go, so we might even wait until Saturday morning."

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A few more of your suggestions here of memorable sporting events in history you wished you'd been at.

Andy Harris: when @hitmanhatton beat Kostya Tszyu in 2005. The noise when they threw the towel in was just amazing.

Ricky Hatton v Kostya Tszyu 2005
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Tim Stubbs: Medinah Country Club 30th Sept. 2012 Stunning comeback for Europe to win the Ryder cup. Great way to cap a phenomenal year!

Ricky Shoat: Champions league final '99 at Camp Nou! Still gives me goosebumps watching it back now.

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Formula 1

Rosberg won't give up

Nico Rosberg
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Nico Rosberg says he has no intention of giving up as he attempts to chase down Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the battle for the drivers' championship.

Rosberg is 17 points behind the Briton with three races remaining and before this weekend's United States Grand Prix, said: "It's still all to play for and I won't be giving up the fight until the flag drops in Abu Dhabi.

"Hopefully, we can keep the entertainment going right to the end for the fans out there enjoying the contest."

Football

BBC to screen FA Cup clash

Warrington Town's FA Cup first-round tie against Exeter City is to be

televised live on BBC Two.

Dan Walker will host Match of the Day Live from Warrington's Cantilever Park on Friday, 7 November from 19:30 GMT.

Murray takes advantage

Tennis

Andy Murray has taken the first set against Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters 6-3.

It took the Scot just 33 minutes and you can follow all the action in

our live text with Mike Henson here.

On this day

1960: Future boxing great Muhammad Ali won his first professional fight in his home town of Louisville, Kentucky, beating Tunney Hunsaker on points over six rounds.

Lester Piggott
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1985: Jockey Lester Piggott rode one winner at Nottingham before going into retirement - only to make a successful comeback five years later, aged 54.

2003: Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand was charged with misconduct by the Football Association after missing a drugs test. He was later banned for eight months.

2009: Wigan sacked Marlon King after the striker was jailed for 18 months having been found guilty of sexual assault and actual bodily harm.

2012: Swede Peter Eriksson was appointed Olympic head coach by UK Athletics. He left the post the following summer.

Football

Tan in MLS move

Vincent Tan
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BBC Wales are reporting that Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan is to be unveiled today as a member of a consortium for a new Major League Soccer franchise in Los Angeles.

Full story shortly on the BBC Sport website.

Sussex quartet offered new contracts

Cricket

Sussex cricket manager Mark Robinson has confirmed the club has

offered new deals to four out-of-contract players.

Bowlers Will Beer and Lewis Hatchett, all-rounder Steffan Piolet and batsman Luke Wells are all in negotiations.

"We try and do a lot of our dealings as late as we can, especially with our own players," Robinson told

BBC Sussex. "It is just a case of sitting down with the people who represent them to make sure everybody is happy before we can announce any signings."

Burgess blasts Irvine's weakened team

Football

Former West Bromwich Albion defender Daryl Burgess says Baggies boss Alan Irvine should have played his strongest team in Tuesday night's 2-1 League Cup defeat at Bournemouth.

Irvine chose to make 10 changes to his starting line-up, something which Burgess stated on BBC WM's Wednesday night Football Phone-In that he did not agree with.

"When I played, if you weren't in the side, you played in the reserves until you got your chance in the first team," said Burgess, who made 332 league appearances for Albion between 1989 and 2001.

"Chopping and changing started a few years back with Arsenal. More and more teams then did it and now it seems acceptable. If we don't want to win the cup, let's not enter it."

Rugby Union

Lydiate to return

Dan Lydiate
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Dan Lydiate is to return to Welsh rugby after his 17-month spell in France.

Racing Metro confirmed the flanker, 26, has reached an agreement to move back to Wales following the autumn internationals.

Lydiate played for Newport-Gwent Dragons between 2006 and 2013 but it has yet to be revealed which of the four Welsh regions he will join.

Football

West Bromwich Albion news conference

West Bromwich head coach Alan Irvine says winger Silvestre Varela is back in training for the first time since his groin operation but is "still a way away from being involved", reports BBC WM's Rob Gurney.

Defender Jonas Olsson is still out with an Achilles tendon problem for Saturday's meeting with former Albion assistant manager Nigel Pearson's Leicester City.

Swimmer punished for camera theft

Swimming

Japan has suspended one of its top swimmers until March 31, 2016 after the swimmer was allegedly

caught stealing a camera at the Asian Games.

Naoya Tomita, 25, the 200m breaststroke champion at the 2010 Games, was caught on surveillance cameras putting a South Korean journalist's camera in his bag.

Get involved

We've been asking throughout the day if you could be a spectator at any sporting event from history, which one would it be and why?

Hugh Price: The proverbial roof flying off Edgbaston during THAT OVER from Freddie Flintoff in 2005 Ashes must have been indescribable.

Andrew Flintoff Edgbaston Ashes 2005
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Big Sie: Roger Bannister 4 min mile in 1954 has to be up there or the 10th round between Castillo & Corrales in Vegas May 2005

Paddy Emmerson: Has to be the 66 World Cup final, seeing as I was born that day. Failing that, 1981 ashes test match & the Botham innings.

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Football

Southampton news conference

Koeman on prolific Italian striker Graziano Pelle: "He's a great personality. He's learned from the years where he wasn't playing and wasn't scoring."

Koeman added that fellow attacker Sadio Mané, who has also made a big impact at St Mary's, will train this afternoon and tomorrow: "If he's okay, he can be part of the squad for Saturday."

Football

Southampton news conference

Koeman on Saturday's game at Hull: "They've had two good results from two difficult away games. Now they need to play at home.

"They need to play more offensively than in the last two, and that might make the game a little more open.

"This afternoon I will watch some DVDs of Hull. From now until Saturday, my job is to analyse them."