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  2. Federer beats Nishikori 6-3 6-2 at ATP World Tour Finals
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GB announces collaboration with Japan


British Swimming has announced

a new partnership with Japan which it hopes will boost medal prospects at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

The deal will see GB swimmers head to Japan for training and acclimatisation programmes over the next six years.

Three British Youth Olympic medallists form part of an eight strong group for the first camp in Tokyo next month.

Hamilton has one hand on title - Mansell

Formula 1

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Former Formula 1 world champion Nigel Mansell

believes Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has "one hand" on the World Championship going into the final race in Abu Dhabi on 23 November.

Hamilton leads team-mate Nico Rosberg by 17 points and is assured of the title if he finishes in the top two.

Mansell told BBC Radio 5 live: "I think Lewis has got the upper hand.

"He's got the championship in one hand and I feel sure it's his to lose now."

How Farr can Ollie go?


Shropshire golfer Ollie Farr is confident of making a good impression next year after

qualifying for the European Tour for the first time.

The 26-year-old, who represents Wales, was one of 15 players to earn a European Tour card for 2015 as a result of his performances on the Challenge Tour.

"Qualifying for the Open and the US Open and trying to make the Ryder Cup - they're the events you want to be in," Farr told BBC Radio Shropshire. "But the first goal will be simply to keep my card by finishing in the top 110.

"And, at the moment, I'm still just trying to get my head round the fact that the tournaments I'll be playing in are the ones I've watched on TV growing up."

Sheff Utd break silence on Evans


More from that Sheffield United statement:

The club says it "condemns rape and violence of any kind against women in the strongest possible terms", and does not question Evans' conviction, but believes "there can be no place for mob justice".

It adds that "the club is not prepared at this time to decide" whether to let Evans return as a registered footballer and "will not be making any further comments about this matter for the foreseeable future".

Sheff Utd break silence on Evans


Sheffield United have issued a public statement confirming their decision to allow their former striker and convicted rapist Ched Evans to train with them.

The club say they took the decision in response to a request from the Professional Footballers' Association. They say the objective is to allow Evans to regain a level of fitness to "allow him to resume employment in his chosen trade", but say they have not yet decided whether to re-sign Evans to their playing staff.

Sendles-White extends Mansfield loan


Mansfield Town have extended defender Jamie Sendles-White's loan spell from Premier League side Queens Park Rangers

until 3 January.

The 20-year-old has played every match since signing for the Stags, making his debut in the 1-1 draw at Portsmouth and playing a further four games.

Federer eyes 1,000-win landmark


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Roger Federer was in imperious form as he

swept past Kei Nishikori earlier today, and now the Swiss legend has set his sights on yet another landmark.

Federer is currently on 993 career wins and wants to become only the third ever player to reach 1,000 victories.

"It would obviously be cool to get there. I think it's a great number," Federer said of emulating the achievement of Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl.

Doyle out of Scotland game


Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle has been ruled out of Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland with a groin injury.

Martin O'Neill has plenty of striking options for the Glasgow clash despite the loss of the Wolves forward, with Robbie Keane, Shane Long, Jonathan Walters and Anthony Stokes also in the squad.

The Republic are currently second in Group D, three points ahead of Scotland.

Adomah signs Middlesbrough extension


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Middlesbrough winger Albert Adomah has signed a contract extension that ties him to the club until June 2017.

Adomah, 26, has scored three goals in 18 games for the Teessiders this term and made 61 appearances in total since his August 2013 move from Bristol City.

He had signed an initial three-year deal on joining the Riverside outfit.

Tevez must fight for place - Martino


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Argentina boss Gerardo Martino says striker Carlos Tevez must fight to win back his place in the squad, after being recalled following three years in the international wilderness.

The 30-year-old Juventus player could make his return when Argentina face Croatia at West Ham's Upton Park in a friendly tomorrow evening.

But Martino has warned that competition for places is tough. "[Gonzalo] Higuain doesn't play like Tevez or [Manchester city's Sergio] Aguero, but in our scheme they are number nines," he said. "It's hard to see them all in the starting line-up at the same time."

Sociedad fans will give Moyes time - Aldridge


Former Real Sociedad striker John Aldridge says he believes the Basque club's fans will show patience to new boss David Moyes.

Aldridge told Sky Sports News: "I see the Basque people as lovely people, very proud people. They will give him every chance.

"When I went there was a bit of scepticism, but when I scored a few goals, there were no problems. It's a great place to live."

Aldridge became Sociedad's first non-Basque signing when he joined from Liverpool in 1989 and enjoyed a successful spell in San Sebastian, scoring 33 goals in two seasons.

Ozil settles case with father


Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has reached an out-of-court settlement in a civil case with his father Mustafa, Dusseldorf district court has confirmed.

Mustafa filed a complaint worth £493,000 after being sacked as managing director of his son's marketing company last year.

Mustafa was responsible for his son's transfer from Real Madrid to Arsenal in 2013, but for the last 12 months Ozil's affairs have been looked after by his brother Mutlu.

Bullard and Fogarty among 'I'm A Celebrity' stars


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Former Fulham and Hull midfielder Jimmy Bullard is among the cast of celebrities who will compete on ITV's 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here' later this month,

the Daily Mail reports.

The 36-year-old has already been installed as favourite to win the programme, set in an Australian jungle.

He will be joined by former Superbikes world champion Carl Fogarty.

Burgess on life post-football


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Former Hull and Blackpool striker Ben Burgess gave up the game at 30, just a month into a two-year contract with Tranmere. He has now completed his first year of his post-football career as a primary school teacher.

"Nothing quite compares to scoring a goal, but watching a child finally grasp what you've spent hours teaching them, or to watch a boy who hates reading pick up a book and talk passionately about it, comes pretty close,"

he explains in a BBC Sport column.

"Do I miss football? Not anywhere near as much as I thought I would.

"I spend fun-packed weekends with my children. I don't spend all Sunday and Monday limping around with ice strapped to my knees."

Naughton loses red card appeal


Tottenham full-back Kyle Naughton's appeal against his red card in

the 2-1 defeat against Stoke has been
dismissed by the Football Association.

Naughton brought down Victor Moses in the final few minutes, earning a straight red from referee Mike Jones.

He will serve a two-match suspension with immediate effect as it was his second dismissal of the season.

Senderos ruled out with calf injury


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Staying with Aston Villa centre-backs, Philippe Senderos has returned to the club after injuring a calf muscle in Switzerland training.

Senderos will miss Saturday's European Championship qualifier against Lithuania and next Tuesday's friendly in Poland.

Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic has called up Michael Lang of Grasshopper as a replacement. Switzerland are in the same Euro 2016 qualifying group as England.

Vlaar in talks over new Villa deal


Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar has played down rumours linking him with a January move to Arsenal or Manchester United, claiming he has instead spoken with manager Paul Lambert about extending his current contract.

The 29-year-old Netherlands international is out of contract in the summer, but insists that he is happy to stay at Villa.

"I have nothing to say because there is nothing going on,"

he told the Birmingham Mail.

"I have spoken to the gaffer a few times about a new deal but that is it so far."

Ibrahimovic wins ovation with emotional speech


Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have been receiving his eighth Swedish Footballer of the Year award in a row, but the PSG striker earned rapturous applause with a humble and heartfelt speech at the awards ceremony.

Ibrahimovic paid tribute to former Sweden international Klas Ingesson and Brommapojkarna defender Pontus Segerstrom, both of whom recently died of cancer, before opening up about the death of his brother Sapko in April,

the Daily Mail reports.

"I myself had a brother who died a few months ago from a similar illness," Ibrahimovic said, close to tears.

"There is a life [outside football] that is much more important than this."

Saints' Manoa talks to French clubs

Rugby Union

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Northampton Saints are preparing to be without number eight Samu Manoa next season,

with the American in talks with a number of French clubs.

The 29-year-old has played 69 Premiership games for Saints since joining from San Francisco in 2011.

"It's part of life. I've known for a long time that our top players have been looked at," Saints boss Jim Mallinder told

BBC Radio Northampton.

"We've got quality players here, we won the Premiership last season and it comes as no surprise that other clubs are interested in recruiting our best players."

Froome softens stance on 2015 Tour


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Team Sky cyclist Chris Froome has hinted he could ride the 2015 Tour de France, having previously suggested that

he might miss the race as the route didn't suit him.


told Team Sky's website: "Looking to next year, my key goal is just returning to good condition and being at the front of a race again. That's a really big motivation for me. Whether it's the Tour or any other race, it's what I love doing."

Froome won the Tour in 2013 but

abandoned the 2014 race with a broken hand and fractured wrist following three crashes.

Cult heroes of football


Football365 have put together a list of

English football's top 10 cult heros of recent years.

Emmanuel Eboue makes the cut after his spell of prank-playing and shoddy full-backery at Arsenal.

Emmanuel Eboue
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Does your club's terrace favourite?

Hope returns to Bury from Everton


Everton striker Hallam Hope has

rejoined League Two club Bury on loan until 3 January.

The 20-year-old scored five goals in eight games for the Shakers last season, including their first league hat-trick since 1999.

Lewis Hamiton and Nicole Scherzinger

Lewis Hamilton on Twitter: Great to be back in London! Just been out grocery shopping with my lady helping her move into her new spot

Good to see the Hamilton-Scherzinger's aren't above a rummage among the multi-buy offers.

Lipnitskaya bemoans 'stress' of fame

Figure Skating

Yulia Lipnitskaya
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Remember Yulia Lipnitskaya, the brilliant 15-year-old figure skater who

dazzled the world at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi?

Well, her progress to sporting greatness hasn't been quite as smooth as many would have predicted back then, and she says her rapid rise to fame has turned her life into "constant stress".

Lipnitskaya, who hasn't won a competition since taking team gold in Sochi, told the Russian skating federation's website: "Whatever you do, everything is interpreted the wrong way. It's not life, it's constant stress. I can't live up to everyone's desires and whims."

Lipnitskaya failed to attend the medal ceremony after coming second at last week's Cup of China.

Yedlin backed to make Spurs impact


DeAndre Yedlin
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Tottenham will be getting "a huge talent" when DeAndre Yedlin, who they bought from Seattle Sounders in the summer and immediately loaned back to the MLS side, finally arrives at White Hart Lane

according to former Spurs striker Jurgen Klinsmann.

"As you saw really quickly in the World Cup, he is highly talented, has great pace, good character, is a good kid and wants to learn," said Klinsmann, who manages the United States national side.

"I think Spurs will get a huge talent."

Laidlaw eyes All Blacks upset

Rugby Union

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Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw believes his side can spring an almighty surprise when they face New Zealand on Saturday - but only if they're at their very best.

"We are going to have to be at 100 per cent to come anywhere close to winning the game," Laidlaw said. "But we have to be ready to have a go at them. We have to try and put the All Blacks under pressure when we can."

Scotland produced an impressive performance in their opening autumn Test to

beat Argentina 41-31, while New Zealand were not at their sublime as they secured
a narrow 24-21 win over England.

Fabregas out of Spain clash


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Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas has been ruled out of Spain's upcoming matches against Belarus and Germany with a hamstring injury.

The midfielder will return to London on Tuesday afternoon after undergoing tests in Madrid.

Fabregas played the whole of Chelsea's 2-1 Premier League win over Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday and was included in Spain's squad for this weekend's Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus and the friendly against Germany next week.

France name Davis Cup final team


With Federer in red-hot form and his compatriot Stan Wawrinka also playing some great stuff, France will have their work cut out to defeat Switzerland in the Davis Cup final later this month.

However, French captain Arnaud Clement thinks he knows just the men for the job. He has named his team for the final, with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau the chosen quartet. Gilles Simon is the reserve.

The final will be played from 21-23 November on clay at Lille's Pierre Mauroy stadium.

Federer swats aside Nishikori


Roger Federer has made short work of Japan's Kei Nishikori at the World Tour Finals. The Swiss world number two has won 6-3 6-2 at the O2.

Anything other than a straight sets win for Andy Murray over Milos Raonic in this evening's match will put Federer into the final four.

Suso eyes AC Milan switch


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Liverpool playmaker Suso faces a straight decision between staying on Merseyside and switching to AC Milan according to his agent.

The 20-year-old, whose contract at Liverpool expires in June, has been heavily linked with a move to the Rossoneri.

"There is no agreement with AC Milan. It is certainly a possibility, but for now, nothing more," Juame Serra told

"Rather, Liverpool are pushing for a renewal, so we can't rule them out."

BBC Radio 5 live

Wayne Rooney
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Ahead of Wayne Rooney's 100th cap for England, 5 live Sport will reflect on his top ten moments in an England shirt - good and bad - and look back at his contribution to the national team over the past eleven years.

Three of the men who managed Rooney at international level - Sven Goran Eriksson, Steve McClaren and Roy Hodgson - talk about his performances under them and Alan Shearer and

Gary Lineker assess his standing as an international footballer.

The programme starts at 19:00 GMT.

Kearney keeps feet on ground

Rugby Union

Ireland full-back Rob Kearney has urged his team-mates to keep perspective after their

29-15 win over South Africa last weekend.

"We are very aware of just what was achieved on the day but by no means losing the run of ourselves and getting ahead of our station," he said

"I think South Africa played poorly enough and certainly there's a lot of work-ons from our performance too."

Ireland play Georgia on Sunday in the second Test of their autumn series.

Tomlinson vows to carry on jumping


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Long jumper Chris Tomlinson

vows to continue competing despite the loss of British Athletics lottery funding.

The 33-year-old was sixth at London 2012 and fifth at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

"The only thing it has done is make me far more enthusiastic, it's a breath of fresh air," he told

BBC Tees.

Federer doing the business


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The Fed Express is purring.

Roger Federer is 5-3 up on Japan's Kei Nishikori at the World Tour Finals at London's O2.

You can watch live on BBC Two and

online, listen on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra or
read all about it on the live text.

Sociedad a Real smart move


David Moyes' return to management with Real Sociedad is a smart move by the Scot,

according to the Guardian's Sid Lowe.

"Real Sociedad's 2-1 weekend win over league champions Atletico Madrid was only their second win of the season, yet the other came against the European champions, Real Madrid," he writes.

"The gap between potential and position was laid bare once again. Imagine what they could do with a real manager.

"The margin for improvement is huge and while the 12-point gap makes reaching Europe again difficult, Moyes has the tools and the raw material to lead Sociedad back to where they properly belong."

Former Beckham academy to be demolished


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An east London indoor football facility that was home to the David Beckham academy when it was opened in 2005 will be demolished this week, just as the FA embarks on a scheme to create more all-weather pitches.

The Guardian's

Owen Gibson has explained why the site is being lost to football.

Garcia lukewarm on Jimenez captaincy


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Look at this man. Does he not have 'authority figure in the making' written all over him?

Perhaps not, for golf maverick Miguel Angel Jimenez's Ryder Cup captaincy credentials have been called into question by fellow Spaniard Sergio Garcia.

"I am just concerned for Miguel, and worried that his English is not good enough to deal with all the pressure that goes with being a European Team captain," Garcia said. "I know Miguel has been a good Ryder Cup player but becoming a captain is different."

Jimenez has been a vice-captain on the European team three times and is widely expected to be the leading challenger to Darren Clarke for the captaincy for the 2016 event in Hazeltine.

Podolski considering Arsenal future


Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski says

he "will see what happens in January" with regard to his club future.

The 29-year-old's only club start of the season came in the Capital One Cup defeat by Southampton.

"Of course I am not happy with my situation right now," he said.

"I can't be satisfied with that. We'll see what happens in January.

"It is hard when you can't do what you love. I don't know why that is, you'd have to ask my coach."

Northern Ireland add Winchester to squad


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Northern Ireland have

added Oldham's Carl Winchester to the squad for Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Romania.

The 21-year-old, who made his senior Northern Ireland debut against Wales in 2011, provides cover for captain Steven Davis for the game in Bucharest.

Davis is a doubt after coming off with a hamstring injury in Southampton's win over Leicester City on Saturday.