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Summary

  1. FA boss Greg Dyke calls Fifa corruption report "a joke"
  2. Wigan Athletic sack manager Uwe Rosler
  3. India's Rohit Sharma scores record 264 in ODI
  4. Nishikori beats stand-in Ferrer at ATP World Tour Finals

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons and Steve Canavan

All times stated are UK

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Goodnight - but stay tuned for the tennis

We at team Sportsday are signing off now but do not go anywhere, for right here on the BBC Sport website, from 7.30pm, we have live text commentary of Andy Murray's crunch-match with Roger Federer at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

The match is also on Radio 5 live sports extra.

Murray needs a straight sets win to make it into the semi-finals. Could be tense. Enjoy and see you again tomorrow from 8am.

The day in a nutshell

Well, we came in to work this morning thinking it might be a bit on the quiet side. We were wrong. Big-time.

A lot has happened, here are a few of the headlines:

Football: Fifa says the English FA "harmed Fifa's image" during the bidding process for the 2018 World Cup. The man behind that report into corruption then criticises Fifa for "misrepresentations and inaccuracies". FA boss Greg Dyke later says the report "has been pointless".

Rohit Sharma
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Cricket: India batsman Rohit Sharma becomes the first man to hit 250 in a one-day international. He scores 264 against Sri Lanka.

Football: David Moyes says his Manchester United experience is behind him as he prepares for the "biggest challenge of my career" at Real Sociedad.

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Tennis: Kei Nishikori fought back to beat David Ferrer in three sets at the ATP Tour World Final; Andy Murray is on court against Roger Federer at 8pm.

Rugby union: England head coach Stuart Lancaster makes one change to his England side, with 20-year-old winger Anthony Watson selected to face South Africa on Saturday.

Eye injury forces Murray to retire

Boxing

Former British and European lightweight champion John Murray has been

forced to retire at the age of 29 because of a serious eye injury that could lead to blindness.

The 29-year-old from Manchester, who won 33 of his 36 professional bouts, has had two operations for a detached retina.

Murray challenged for the vacant WBA world title in 2011, but was beaten by Brandon Rios in New York.

'Don't compare me to Wayne' - Barkley

Football

Ross Barkley has dismissed "natural"

comparisons with Wayne Rooney and says he should be judged on his own merits.

The Everton midfielder has been named in the England squad for Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia and Tuesday's friendly with Scotland after recovering from a knee injury.

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Barkley, 20, told BBC Sport: ""It's natural for the media to compare us because we came through the Everton youth ranks and are both playing for England, but I don't like all the comparisons.

"I just see myself being the player I am."

Blades re-sign defender McCarthy

Football

Crystal Palace defender Paddy McCarthy

has rejoined Sheffield United on loan until 28 December.

The 31-year-old played five games for the Blades, scoring once, during a spell at Bramall Lane earlier this season.

Carroll on target in full return

Football

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West Ham striker Andy Carroll played his first 90 minutes of the season today and scored a goal to mark the occasion.

The striker

tore ligaments in his ankle during the pre-season. He made his comeback at the weekend when he
came on as a late substitute against Aston Villa.

Carroll played for a West Ham XI today that drew 3-3 with Fulham in a behind-closed-doors game and, reports the

Hammers official website, netted from close range.

Ogogo aiming to be 'the next Hatton'

Boxing

British middleweight Anthony Ogogo

believes he can build a fanbase similar to that of Ricky Hatton's at his peak.

More than 25,000 Brits travelled to Las Vegas in 2009 to see Hatton's light welterweight

loss to Manny Pacquiao. And 25-year-old Ogogo, who is managed by 10-time champion Oscar De La Hoya, believes he can also make an impact.

"If we built it properly I don't see why I can't become the next Ricky Hatton, so to speak," Lowestoft's Ogogo told BBC Radio Suffolk.

Into the lion's den

Football

Jose Enrique
Twitter

Big news in the

Liverpool Echo - Reds defender Jose Enrique has "revisited Knowsley Safari for more animal selfies".

That's right, the Liverpool player has been round the park taking pictures of himself with lions and all sorts of other wildlife and posting them on

his Twitter site.

Well, it's one way to pass a Thursday.

'United is behind me' - Moyes

Football

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David Moyes, settling in to life as manager of Real Sociedad, says his chastening experience in charge at Manchester United is "already behind me".

He told Sky Sports News: "Everybody can see United was a job that was going to take longer to fix than everybody thought. It is important they give Louis van Gaal time to do the job that's needed."He added: "After my last job I want to make sure that I come out here and show everybody what David Moyes is capable of."

The Scot also revealed he starts learning Spanish on Monday.

Prince stays out of Fifa row

Football

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A Kensington Palace spokesman say they will be saying nothing about the Fifa criticism of the England FA bid for the 2018 World Cup.

Prince William is resident of the FA. In 2010, he joined the England bid team in Zurich and met FIFA delegates privately and attended the presentation and the announcement of the winner.

At the time, the prince said he was "immensely proud" to have been part of it.

Hasselbaink on landing Burton job

Football

Former Leeds and Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been unveiled to the media following his appointment as manager of League Two side Burton Albion.

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"I was very determined to get the job because of the club, the chairman and history of the club and what they stand for," Hasselbaink said. "Alex Ferguson always said chose your chairman carefully.

"I am winner and I want to give that to my players. There is already a winning mentality here."

Hasselbaink becomes the third black manager in either the Premier or Football Leagues. Asked about the issue, he told the BBC he was simply the best man for the job.

'Fifa report a joke' - Dyke

Football

We've typed the word Fifa so often we are in danger of getting repetitive strain injury. But it's the big story of the day, so what can one do?

The latest development is that FA chairman Greg Dyke has called Fifa's report into World Cup corruption as pointless and 'a joke'.

He made his comments after the man who investigated claims of wrongdoing - American lawyer Michael Garcia - said the report was "erroneous".

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"It has undermined the whole process," Dyke told BBC Sport, adding that it now looked 'pretty ugly for Fifa'.

The report cleared Russia and Qatar of corruption allegations but criticised the FA for flouting bid rules.

Masterclass from Jimenez

Golf

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The evergreen Miguel Angel Jimenez, boosted by an unlikely eagle two at his first hole, snatched the first-round lead in the $7 million Turkish Airlines Open with a blistering nine-under-par 63.

The 50-year-old Spaniard, puffing his trademark cigar as he strolled around the course, came within a stroke of tying the course record at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal as he moved one ahead of Ian Poulter.

A further shot adrift on 65 are Australian Wade Ormsby, Brendon de Jonge of Zimbabwe and Britain's Tyrrell Hatton

Fan boards team bus

Football

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke says he

cannot understand why some fans are being "negative" towards the club.

A fan boarded the team bus to confront players and staff after Tuesday's 0-0 draw at Alfreton, which left Rovers - relegated from the Football League last season - fourth in the Conference.

"It feels like it's us against the world," he told BBC Radio Bristol. "When a fan wants to get on a bus at the end of an away draw and wants to have a go at my players, and my assistant is having to calm the fan down, it's a bit of a disgrace."

Chelsea confirm record turnover

Football

As we touched on earlier (08:25), Chelsea have now confirmed a profit of £18.4 million and a record turnover of £319.8 million for the year ended 30 June 2014.

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This is the second profit in three years and, the

Chelsea website reports, the largest since Roman Abramovich became owner of the club in 2003

Sunderland face FA charge

Football

It is not just QPR who have been charged by the FA today.

So have Sunderland, charged for "failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion" against Everton on Saturday, following the decision to award the Toffees a 76th minute penalty in the

1-1 draw between the clubs.

Headlines at 17:00

What a day it has been. Here are the main headlines...

Football: Fifa says the English FA "harmed Fifa's image" during the bidding process for the 2018 World Cup. The man behind that report into corruption then criticises Fifa for "misrepresentations and inaccuracies". FA boss Greg Dyke then

adds that the report "has been pointless".

Cricket: India batsman Rohit Sharma

becomes the first man to hit 250 in a one-day international. He scores 264 against Sri Lanka.

Horse racing: An investigation has found the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby has been

run over the wrong distance for five years.

Skipper Greig Laidlaw
SNS

Rugby union: Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has

opted for the same starting line-up that beat Argentina for Saturday's Test against New Zealand.

Newport lose duo

Football

Charlton striker Joe Pigott and Peterborough keeper Joe Day will not extend their loan deals at Newport County at the end of the month.

Goalkeeper sustains serious injury

Football

Burton Albion goalkeeper Dean Lyness has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg sustained in training.

QPR charged by FA

Football

QPR have been charged by the Football Association with failing to control their players during the 2-2 draw against Manchester City on Saturday.

Rangers players were incensed when referee Mike Riley denied striker Charlie Austin two goals in the eighth minute - the first for offside and the second for an infringement by City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

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An FA statement read: "It is alleged that the club failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion."

QPR have until 18:00 GMT on 17 November to respond to the charge.

Injury blow for Scotland

Football

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Bad news for Scotland. Midfielder James McArthur has been ruled out of Friday's match against the Republic of Ireland because of an injury.

David Moyes press conference

Football

One last snippet from Spain, where David Moyes is speaking about the challenge of taking over at Real Sociedad.

"I believe this is the biggest challenge of my career," said the Scot. "It is an opportunity to show that British managers can work abroad.

"I'm always beating the drum about making sure there are British managers going to other countries so hopefully I'm the first of many. If I can come here and succeed then maybe it will make it easier for other managers to come and do the same.

"I'm well rested. I've had six months off and I'm raring to go. The confidence the president has given me has been great and I'm looking forward to showing him what I can do."

Nishikori battles through

Tennis

Kei Nishikori has seen off Spaniard David Ferrer at the ATP World Tour Finals and now faces a nervous wait to see if he will qualify for the semi-finals.

The fate of Nishikori, who beat Ferrer 4-6 6-4 6-1, depends on the outcome of tonight's match between Andy Murray and Roger Federer.

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If Federer, who is already through to the last four, beats Murray, Nishikori will finish runner-up in the group.

US Open finalist Nishikori would also qualify in second place if Murray beats Federer in three sets, but he will be eliminated if the Scot wins in straight sets.

David Moyes press conference

Football

David Moyes, sacked by Manchester United in April, says he never had any doubts about his own ability and claims he was offered lots of jobs in the Premier League.

David Moyes
Real Sociedad

"I've had several offers to manage back in the Premier League, and spoken to several clubs in several countries, but the only club that has tugged at the heartstrings is Sociedad," he said.

"La Liga is the best league in the world, it has overtaken the Premier League because of the quality of the teams and players."

Asked which Premier League clubs offered him jobs, Moyes said: "I can't tell you that, that's not my style."

Hola! Moyes' first interview

Football

David Moyes, for so long a fixture in English football, is starting a new life in Spain as boss of La Liga side Real Sociedad.

The former Everton and Manchester United boss has just faced the media for the first time and said it was the Spanish club's president, Jokin Aperribay, who convinced him to take the job.

"He was fantastically passionate about the club, how special it was, and his love for the club was the thing that pulled me," said Moyes, looking relaxed and happy in his new surroundings.

"Also it has always been an ambition of mine to work abroad. As a coach, to feel fulfilled, you need to work in different cultures."

All-rounder Spriegel retires aged 27

Cricket

Matt Spriegel
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Matt Spriegel joined Northants from Surrey in 2012

Former Northants and Surrey all-rounder Matt Spriegel has retired at the age of 27.

He was

released by Northants at the end of last season. Since making his debut for Surrey in 2007, he scored 4,098 runs across all formats in the county game.

'It has been an awful day'

Football

More from Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan on his decision to sack Uwe Rosler.

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"All the fans want to see is Wigan Athletic playing good football and they would love us to be back in the Premier League," Whelan tells Sky Sports News.

"It has been an awful day. I made the decision yesterday and gave great thought to it. I regard him as a gentleman and a good football manager and I have to lose him."

Asked if Whelan should remain as chairman, the 77-year-old answered: "I ask myself if I'm getting too old and if I'm the man who can take Wigan forward. Am I getting too old? Yes. Have I lost my love or knowledge of football? No. I love Wigan.

"It has been a difficult day, but I feel it's in the best interests of the club."

Bristol City recall Reid from Plymouth

Football

Bristol City have recalled midfielder Bobby Reid from his loan spell at League Two side Plymouth Argyle.

The 21-year-old was

due to stay at Home Park until 29 November, having originally arrived in September, and made seven appearances for Argyle.

Posh make offer for Bradford's Mclean

Football

Peterborough United have

made an approach to take their former striker Aaron Mclean on loan, according to his club Bradford City.

The 31-year-old scored 82 goals during four years at Posh, and Bantams boss Phil Parkinson says two League Two clubs have made better financial offers for the forward.

"Obviously Aaron's preference is Peterborough, because it's a higher division and he's played there before," he told

BBC Radio Leeds.

BreakingBREAKING NEWS

Football

Championship club Wigan Athletic sack manager Uwe Rosler.

Uwe Rosler
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"I have thought long and hard about this," said chairman Dave Whelan. "I have thought about little else for days in fact.

"Initially my thoughts were that Uwe should be given more time.

"He is a good manager and I like him immensely as a person, he is honest, passionate and clearly works day and night to try and earn success for the team.

"However, the situation we find ourselves in at the moment, and the run of results in recent months, really has been alarming. Something is clearly not working."

Short and Bircham fined by FA

Football

The Football Association has fined Blackburn Rovers first-team coach Craig Short and Millwall assistant manager Mark Bircham for improper conduct.

The duo were found guilty of charges issued last week which related to their behaviour during a touchline row in

the 2-2 draw at The Den earlier this month.

Short has been fined £2,000, while Bircham has received a £1,000 fine.

'Rooney will get the credit he deserves'

Football

Wayne Rooney will go down as one of England's all-time greats, according to team-mate Leighton Baines.

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Rooney will join an illustrious group of players to win 100 caps if he faces Slovenia in Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier.

"Sometimes it's not until later on that people get the credit they deserve," said Everton left-back Baines.

"Everyone will look back when he's finished and has broken all the records and will acknowledge he has been one of the all-time greats for England."

Hewitt returns to Colchester

Football

Colchester United have re-signed Ipswich full-back Elliott Hewitt on a month's loan, while West Ham defender Jamie Harney has joined the League One club until January.

Vlaar's agent hints at move

Football

Aston Villa are keen to hang on to skipper Ron Vlaar, which means they might not be too chuffed about comments made by the defender's agent.

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"It is obvious that for Ron, now is the moment to make a nice big move in his career," said Arnold Oosterveer, who represents the 29-year-old.

"Ron is very ambitious. The situation is ideal for Ron right now. I don't want to react to the rumour that he will go to either Arsenal or Manchester United, but Ron is very ambitious."

Vlaar is out of contract at the end of the season and will be allowed to talk to other clubs in January.

Good news for Murray

Tennis

Some good news for Andy Murray as his chances of advancing in the ATP Tour Finals have been boosted as Kei Nishikori has lost his first set 6-4 in his match against late replacement David Ferrer.

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Spaniard Ferrer was drafted into the tournament earlier today to replace the injured Milos Raonic. A Ferrer win would mean Murray would advance to the semi-finals if he beats Roger Federer tonight. But a Nishikori victory leaves open all kinds of confusing options (see 12:58).

Follow all the action from London with our

live text tennis commentary.

Watson is ready to start - Lancaster

Rugby Union

England coach Stuart Lancaster explains why he is

handing a first start to Bath's 20-year-old winger Anthony Watson in Saturday's autumn international against South Africa.

"I have had personal knowledge of his development over the last four years and he has performed well for Bath this season," says Lancaster.

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"It was a big step for a 20-year-old to take the field as a replacement against New Zealand. Hopefully in seven or eight years' time he will have 60 or so caps."

Watson replaces

injured Bath team-mate Semesa Rokodunguni.

Success of series hailed

Rugby League

Organisers have hailed the 2014 Four Nations an "outstanding success" with record-breaking crowds.

The tournament, which concludes with the final between Australia and New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday, has already set the highest aggregate attendance for the group stages of 119,603, beating the previous best of 101,207 in the 2010 event.

England failed to make the final after narrow defeats by

Australia and
New Zealand.

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Rory Zachilroy: Rafael Nadal's 66-1 Win/loss record at Roland Garros (French Open). Astonishing in this era of tennis.

Pardew struggling for fans

Football

Poor old Alan Pardew. Five wins on the bounce and he still hasn't won over the Newcastle fans.

The sackpardew.com group, which is calling for the removal of the manager, has told the BBC

its stance has not been altered by the team's recent resurgence.

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A 2-0 win at West Brom on Sunday moved the Magpies up to eighth in the Premier League. But prior to that Newcastle had won just five games in the whole of 2014.

"A good run of results will not alter our position. Our stance remains the same," a spokesman for the group said.

On this day

A few more to mull over.

1963: Sporting Lisbon set a new record for the highest score in one of the major European club competitions when they beat APOEL Nicosia 16-1 in the first round of the European Cup Winners' Cup.

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1992: Evander Holyfield lost his world heavyweight title to Riddick Bowe in Las Vegas after two years as champion.

1997: Ron Atkinson returned as manager of struggling Sheffield Wednesday. He managed to keep the Owls in the Premier League but stepped down at the end of the season to be replaced by Danny Wilson.

2006: Luton manager Mike Newell apologised to assistant referee Amy Rayner after describing her appearance at the 3-2 defeat by QPR as "tokenism for the politically-correct idiots".