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  1. Sturridge returns to full Liverpool training
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By Mike Henson and Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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That is all from us for this evening. Thanks for your company, enjoy the tennis, and see you all again tomorrow for Sportsday Live from 08:00 GMT.


bbc-coverageBBC coverage

Don't forget you can follow live tennis coverage from the evening session at the ATP World Tour Finals as Novak Djokovic faces Stan Wawrinka across the BBC.

You can listen to the action on BBC Five live sports extra or follow live text commentary from 20:00 GMT.

Sheffield United sponsor on Ched Evans situation


Sheffield United's shirt sponsor has

condemned rape and violence against women and said it will "re-evaluate its position" should the club decide to re-employ Ched Evans.

Berdych reignites World Tour challenge


Tomas Berdych

Tomas Berdych reignites his

ATP World Tour Finals challenge with victory over out-of-sorts US Open champion Marin Cilic in London.

Czech Berdych won their crucial Group A contest 6-3 6-1, after both men lost their opening matches on Monday.

Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka meet in Wednesday's late match, with a first semi-final place up for grabs.

Follow live text commentary on BBC Sport online or listen to the action on BBC Five live sports extra.

Dan Roan

BBC sports editor

"Breaking: FIFA confirm a statement on the Garcia report into the bidding for the 2018 & 2022 World Cups will be published tomorrow at 9am."

Messi, eat your heart out


What does Peamount United's Stephanie Roche have in common with James Rodriguez, Diego Costa, Tim Cahill and Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

They have all been shortlisted for

Fifa's Puskas Award for the best goal of the year.

Roche's stunning turn and volley against Wexford Youths in the women's national league in Ireland puts her against some of the best players in the world.

Not a bad award to win - one that Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo won't be winning at least.


Tottenham are facing a new takeover bid from another American consortium backed by one of the world's biggest finance companies reports the

London Evening Standard.

It claims a group of wealthy American businessmen, based in California, want to meet chairman Daniel Levy in New York.

Hasselbaink to Burton?


Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
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Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has thanked people for their good luck messages on

Twitter after speculation he is set to be appointed Burton Albion manager, although the appointment is yet to be made official.

De Laet signs new Leicester contract


Defender Ritchie De Laet has signed a

new four-year contract with Leicester City.

The 25-year-old right-back, who

joined the Foxes from Manchester United in May 2012 for an undisclosed fee, has made 11 appearances this season.

"Leicester took a risk with me at the start when they brought me here without a lot of experience and they stuck with me, so now I'm doing the same thing with them,"

he told the club's website.

Stat attack

Opta on Twitter: Man Utd have already used more players in the Premier League this season (31) than they did in the whole of 2013-14 (30).

Is Louis van Gaal the Premier League's new tinkerman?

Newcastle recall Streete from loan


Newcastle United have recalled young defender Remie Streete from his loan spell with Port Vale because of injury problems at the club.

The 20-year-old last week extended his loan deal with the League One side until 4 January, but has now returned to St James' Park.

Moyes in 'Real' deal


David Moyes
Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad have

posted more pictures of former Manchester United boss David Moyes arriving at the club ahead of his appointment as the Spanish club's new coach.

David Moyes
Real Sociedad

Ericsson terminates his contract

Formula 1

Formula 1 driver Marcus Ericsson terminates his contract with financially stricken Caterham.

He said in a

statement: "Following recent events re Caterham Sports Limited and 1 MRT Sdn Bhd, my adviser Eje Elgh and I have decided to terminate, with immediate effect, all agreements connecting me to the Caterham F1 team. This is a sad day as we have greatly enjoyed working with the team through a difficult and tough season."

Leeds stave off winding-up order


Leeds have staved off a winding-up order from former director Melvyn Levi.

Leeds-based law firm Ford & Warren last week filed the petition for unpaid fees - reported to be around £150,000 and dating back to when Ken Bates owned the club - on behalf of Levi.

"Mr Levi and Leeds United Football Club Limited are working towards resolving their remaining differences," read a club statement.

Bristol backed against Barca


Captain Jemma Rose says Bristol Academy will be ready to "battle" Barcelona for a quarter-final place in the Women's Champions League.

The Women's Super League side take a 1-0 lead - a result which ended Barca's 55-game unbeaten home run - into Thursday's last 16 second-leg tie at Ashton Gate.

"They're going to do exactly what they did to us when they were at home but we've shown we can cope with that," Rose, 22,

told BBC Points West. "They're technically very good but we like a battle."

German film claims Gerrard words that never were


Germany squad at premiere of Die Mannschaft
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Germany's World Cup-winning squad recently attended the premiere of a documentary -

Die Mannschaft - which covered the story of their triumphant campaign in Brazil this year.

It seems that the film makers might not have been as focused as the players were in the summer, however.

The trailer promoting the film begins with an on-screen quote from Steven Gerrard proclaiming that, although Brazil have Neymar, Argentina have Lionel Messi and Portugal have Cristiano Ronaldo, Germany have a team.

One problem: the Liverpool midfielder never said it.

The source of the quotes was

a fan account dedicated to Steven Gerrard which uses his image, but never claimed they were the Liverpool midfielder's words.

Die Mannschaft
The opening shot of the film's trailer

London Welsh can survive - Schofield

Rugby Union

London Welsh second-row forward Dean Schofield says

the club can avoid relegation, despite their woeful start to the Premiership season.

Welsh were promoted from the Championship last season but lie bottom of the top flight and have not won a game in any competition this term.

"No one is giving up. No one is talking about the 'r' word," Schofield told BBC Radio Oxford ahead of Sunday's trip to Wasps.

"It's been a tough start, but we stay positive. It's a positive, encouraging environment but a good balance, in that we are critical of each other and brutally honest."

Lord King to be Worcestershire president


Lord Mervyn King
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Worcestershire have appointed Lord King, the former governor of the Bank of England, to become the county's new president.

Lifelong Worcestershire fan Lord King, 66, is to take over from former wicketkeeper John Elliott in 2015.

He served as Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Policy Committee from July 2003 to June 2013.

Berdych swats aside Cilic


Tomas Berdych has

beaten US Open champion Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 in their Group A encounter.

Asked about facing Djokovic next, Berdych asks the crowd "Any tips? I will need some. I just want to try to bring my best tennis and we'll see what happens. I hope I can have a great match."

As Tim Henman and Andrew Castle analyse that match on BBC Two, we can look forward to tonight's match between Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic.

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Tony Yeboah
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Who knew there were so many sportspeople name-checked in song lyrics? Your suggestions are still coming in...

Joe, London via text: Glue Me by Los Campesinos, features the genius lyric 'People laugh they will call it folly, but we connected like a Yeboah volley'.

Kingy on Twitter: Grime artist JME with a great play on words: 'Beats, I'm not Sheringham like Teddy but what I Wilshere like Jack is lyrics'.

Gareth Sweet on Twitter: "I'm a legend, something like Jay-Jay Okocha" from Afrikan Boys verse on a mix of MIA's Paper Planes.

#bbcsportsday and 81111 on text for your spots.

Moyes' arrival at San Sebastian


David Moyes signs for Real Sociedad

Daily Mail chief sports reporter Matt Lawton: He arrives and even manages a bit of the local lingo. "Kaixo," he says, which means 'hello' in Basque.

Cilic up against it at the O2


Marin Cilic
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US Open champion Marin Cilic is chasing his match against Tomas Berdych at the World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena.

The Croat trails 6-3 2-1 - can he wrestle it back his way? You can see how he gets on on BBC Two, online and via our

live text commentary.

FC Zurich to sue over horror challenge


FC Zurich are to start

a criminal case for assault against FC Aarau player Sandro Wieser for his tackle on Gilles Yapi-Yapo last weekend.

Midfielder Yapi-Yapo's knee was badly damaged and the Swiss club said they were uncertain he would play again.

"Our club lawyer is preparing everything for the prosecution which will be submitted to the court," an FC Zurich spokesman told BBC Sport.

Froggatt questions Villa firepower


Steve Froggatt believes Aston Villa are playing for Paul Lambert but has questioned whether they are good enough without Christian Benteke to score enough goals.

The former Villa midfielder told the

Birmingham Mail: "The concern is that it is still seven games without a victory and one goal. And the biggest concern is that lack of goals. Christian Benteke was terrific against Spurs and it just shows you how vital he is to the team because we haven't got natural goalscorers."

Rostov coach banned for racist comments


FC Rostov head coach Igor Gamula has been suspended for five matches by the Russian Football Union for making racist comments.

"We already have six black players, do you want me to get a seventh?" Gamula said when asked about the prospect of his team signing Cameroon defender Benoit Angbwa.

But the 54-year-old insists his comments were a private joke.

"I immediately told the journalist that my remarks were between him and me and it was a joke," he said.

"I have a great relationship with all the team's dark skinned players. The British press just doesn't understand our Russian humour."

Srna sends supplies


Darijo Srna

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Darijo Srna has bought 20 tonnes of tangerines for the children caught in fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia separatists in the city.

Each of the 23,143 primary school students in the city will get a bag of fruit with a greeting card bearing with the player's image.

"I grew up in Croatia so I also went through a period when I needed help. Donetsk has helped me a lot and this is just a small gift with which I want to pay them back,"

the 32-year-old said.

Shakhtar moved home games 600 miles west to Lviv in July, while the club's administrative headquarters have been shifted to Kiev.

Evans 'nowhere near' Blades deal - Clough


Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough has told

BBC Radio Sheffield that the League One club are
not close to giving convicted rapist Ched Evans a contract.

The 25-year-old striker, who was freed last month after serving two and a half years for rape, is set to train with his former club following a request from the Professional Footballers' Association.

"It has nowhere near been decided that we will sign him," said Clough. "How you can sign a player that has not played football for two years and seven months; I don't think anyone is in a position to do that."

Jamie Murray ‏on Twitter: Another high level exciting doubles match at O2. Doubles been far more entertaining than any singles matches this week.

I can think of a family member who might have a different view there Jamie.

Moyes has arrived


David Moyes
Real Sociedad

David Moyes has arrived!

There may not be thousands of Real Sociedad fans waiting in anticipation for his arrival but the club are excited enough about his appointment to

tweet a picture of the former Manchester United boss in San Sebastian.

Nice to see you smiling again David.

Nenad Mijas
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Meanwhile your sharp-eyed spots of sportspeople cropping up in lyrics are still coming in...

Betham, Southampton via text: Birmingham indie pop band Ace Bushy Striptease had a whole song about former Wolves player Nenad Milijas. More Parts Per Milijas: "I know sometimes I play like I did at Palace away/but with the right first touch I could make your day"

Kev, Crawley via text: Gary Byrd - The Crown has a load "If you're gonna fight don't do it free make em pay to see just like Ali.........If you play a sport become number one like Joe Louis or Jackie Robinson......shoot with Magic, dunk with Jabbar"

Richard, London via text: How about the Beautiful South song 'My Book' which includes the line - "Mother played by Peter Beardsley, father by John Cleese." Imagine their offspring...

It is 81111 on text or

#bbcsportsday for them.

Dan Roan

BBC sports editor

"Sheffield rock singer Dave Berry has confirmed to me he has become the third person to resign as a Sheff Utd patron after Charlie Webster & Lindsay Graham over the decision to let

Ched Evans train with them. "

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On the back of Stewart Downing admitting he feared he would never return to the international fold, we started thinking about other great sporting returns.

We want to hear your suggestions about people in sport who have returned to the top of their sport after a large spell in the doldrums. It can be any sport, any level. Tweet

#bbcsportsday, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on the
BBC Sport Facebook page.

Johnson braced for South Africa fire


Mitchell Johnson
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Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has predicted that the one-day series against South Africa will get "fiery".

Bad blood between the sides goes back to Australia's Test triumph in South Africa at the start of the year and Johnson conceded that it could spill over into the five-match series which starts at the Waca in Perth on Friday.

"There's always tension between the two sides," Johnson said.

"Both teams don't like to lose and that's where you see the fire in the game, but I think hate's a pretty strong word."

Downing on England call-up


West Ham midfielder Stewart Downing on his England call-up after more than two years in the international wilderness: "It did go through my mind that I wouldn't play again.

"I was coming up to the age of 30, I was in a difficult situation at Liverpool and the main thing was to try and get into their team - never mind England. I got back into the team and my form started to pick up and the move to West Ham came at the right time for me.

"It was a difficult time in my career but every players goes through it. It was all about timing - Roy got the job and I went through a little bit of a dip in form. I'm just itching to play again now. I think Roy has been speaking to Sam Allardyce about my form."

bbc-coverageBBC coverage

For all you tennis fans, the live sport klaxon is sounding.

You can follow

live text commentary of the ATP World Tour Finals as Tomas Berdych faces Marin Cilic, as well as watching on BBC Two and listening on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

Murray on meeting One Direction


Andy Murray

British number one Andy Murray talks about facing Roger Federer, London's World Tour Finals future and meeting One Direction in his

latest BBC Sport column.

Fowler backs Liverpool boss Rodgers


Brendan Rodgers

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler says people are "getting carried away" with the Reds' disappointing start to the season.


speaking to FourFourTwo magazine, Fowler is backing manager Brendan Rodgers to get Liverpool firing on all cylinders again.

He said: "Liverpool's problem last season was a lack of depth in the squad. So it was always going to be a case of bringing in a lot of new players.

"Brendan Rodgers is an unbelievable manager and it's a guarantee that he will get it right."

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Scott Dineen: re: Matt Dickinson/beats Preston in November. San Sebastian beats Preston January-December.

Sturridge back in full training


Ben Smith

BBC Sport

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has returned to full training today for the first time since damaging his hamstring on international duty in August.

The Reds have won only four of their 14 matches without the striker, whose return was delayed by a calf strain picked up in October.

Manager Brendan Rodgers expects Sturridge to be available for Liverpool's next Premier League game, at Crystal Palace on Sunday, 23 November.

'Don't write Toure off'


Talking about Yaya Toure and his so-called poor start to the campaign, the Manchester Evening News' Stuart Brennan takes a closer look at the Ivorian's form.

His conclusion? "Toure has been virtually anonymous in several games, but he was the same last year, and the year before. It is just that when he comes alive, he does it at big moments and to startling effect.

"But write him off? You must be joking."

Read his full analysis here.