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  1. Carneiro says FA did not ask her for a statement
  2. Wenger threatens to walk out of news conference
  3. Kompany and Toure to miss Man City v Newcastle
  4. RWC: Build-up to England v Australia & SA v Scotland

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By Matt Parratt

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Getting my skates on...

That's everything from Sportsday today, but I'll leave you with a charming tale about fans of the Quebec Nordiques, a Canadian NHL franchise that was relocated to Colorado in the United States 20 years ago.

Their long-suffering supporters now have a shiny new stadium in which to enjoy their national sport. The only problem? Until the league awards the city a new franchise they still don't have a team to play there. 

Watch the video of their story here.

We're back on Monday from 08:00 BST. Until then...

Quebec Nordiques

Listen to the 5 live Rugby Preview

Rugby World Cup

Here's one to get you in the mood for another showcase of international rugby. BBC Radio 5 live's Eleanor Oldroyd has previewed the weekend's World Cup action with Matt Dawson, Paul Grayson, John Beattie and Rob Jones.

Take a listen to it here.

Chris Robshaw and Mike Brown

South Africa beat India in T20


South Africa have beaten India by seven wickets in their first T20 international.

View the full scorecard here.

'I'll be wearing my Australia shirt'

Rugby Union

So, who will Wales be supporting at Twickenham tomorrow? Remember, if the Aussies win... England are out.

Dan Biggar says the answer is obvious: Australia.

Watch him explaining why here.

Dan Biggar

No room for Rooney?

Arsenal v Manchester United, Sun 4 Oct, 16:00 BST

Who would leave Wayne Rooney out of a combined Arsenal-Manchester United XI? Our colleagues at BBC Radio 5 live, that's who.

It's a big call, do you agree with it?

Arsenal v Manchester United

Manchester United seeing stars


It pays to have friends in high places. Luckily oneManchester Unitedfan has just that - on the International Space Station, no less. 

Check out this storyof how the Red Devils flag ended up staking a claim on top the world, if not top of the league (yet).

Manchester United flag
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Sierra Leonean athlete 'fears homelessness'


A Sierra Leonean athlete refused the right to stay in the UK has told the BBC he fears he will end up homeless if he returns to the African country after his family was wiped out by Ebola.

Jimmy Thoronka, 21, went missing after last year's Glasgow Commonwealth Games and was found sleeping rough in London. He applied to stay in the UK, but the Home Office rejected his application.

Now he says he fears detention or being forced back onto the streets if he returns to Sierra Leone.

"I have no family, no house," he said. "The people I was living with have passed away from Ebola... I would be homeless."

Read the full story here.

Jimmy Thoronka

Leeds and Saints battle for Grand Final slot

Rugby League

After Wigan's victory over Huddersfield on Thursday, the second Super League semi-final takes place at Headingley on Friday evening with Leeds taking on St Helens.

The sides have met four times this season with Leeds winning three of the games but Saints won the last encounter 32-18 in early September.

You can hear full commentary of the game on 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio Leeds and via the BBC Sport website.

St Helens's Jordan Turner

Wenger calls press 'boring'

Arsenal v Manchester United, Sun 4 Oct, 16:00 BST

It's safe to say there was an icy mood at the Arsenal news conference this morning. Manager Arsene Wenger called the press "boring" after getting involved in a spat with a journalist about team selection and looked visibly irritated at times.

Watch the video here.

Arsene Wenger

Inzamam-ul-Haq to coach Afghanistan


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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq will coach Afghanistan for their upcoming limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe on October 16.

The 45-year-old, who retired in 2007, said the country has "fighting cricketers" and that he is looking forward to improving their batting.

However he has turned down a long-term contract, saying: "I don't have experience of coaching an international team. That's the reason I wanted to first see how it goes with Afghanistan.''

bbc-coveragePro12 - Edinburgh v Ospreys

Rugby Union

Believe it or not there is still some non-World Cup rugby being played at the moment. Edinburgh take on Ospreys in the Pro12 very shortly, and you can watch it live here. Tune in from 17:50 BST.

It's also in the 'Live Coverage' tab at the top of this page.

Edinburgh v Ospreys

On this day

1909: The first rugby match was played at Twickenham when resident club Harlequins faced Richmond. 

Twickenham Stadium
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bbc-coverageYour weekend on BBC Radio 5 live

Yet another busy weekend of live sport in store for BBC Radio 5 live. Here's a rundown of what you can expect to hear:

  • Friday, 2 October - New Zealand v Georgia, 20:00 BST
  • Saturday, 3 October - Crystal Palace v West Brom, 12:45 BST
  • Saturday, 3 October - Manchester City v Newcastle United, 15:00 BST
  • Saturday, 3 October - South Africa v Scotland, 16:45 BST
  • Saturday, 3 October - England v Australia, 20:00 BST
  • Sunday, 4 October - Arsenal v Manchester United, 16:00 BST
  • Sunday, 4 October - Ireland v Italy, 16:45 BST

'You've got to keep your eye on the kit men'

Everton v Liverpool, Sun 4 Oct, 13:30 BST

Everton boss Roberto Martinez was his usual calm and collected self at today's news conference. Even the players are not getting carried away ahead of the derby this Sunday. The backroom staff? Not so much.

He said: "The kit men are the ones you have to keep an eye on, they're the ones who get really excited. In terms of the players, they're very much focused and aware how important the game is and how difficult the opposition will be on the day."

Martinez also mentioned that it will be a late call on the inclusion of John Stones and Seamus Coleman.

Roberto Martinez

Jones raises a glass to 'tough' Ono

Rugby World Cup

Hitoshi Ono

Anyone who saw Japan overturn South Africa in their opening World Cup game will know that squad has an engine that just won't quit. And for record caps holder Hitoshi Ono that engine appears to be fuelled by beer - lots of beer.

Coach Eddie Jones joked that the secret to the 37-year-old's longevity is plenty of milk and 10 pints of beer a night. 

Ono is set to earn his 96th cap for Japan against Samoa on Saturday, and Jones said: "If you want a strong child make sure they get brought up on a dairy farm, deliver the papers every morning, drink 10 beers a night. He's an incredibly tough player and that is why he is picked."

Big praise for Smalling


Chris Smalling

Louis van Gaal singled out Chris Smalling for praise in his news conference earlier.

The defender scored against Wolfsburg in the Champions League and has been an assured presence at the back for Manchester United so far this season - something that has not gone unnoticed.

Van Gaal said: “I think the player, when he does things, he does it all by himself. I help him with advice and also with demands, also with training sessions, also with showing images to improve him, but he has to be open and he has to perform on the pitch. He does everything for himself. The greatest compliment you have to make is to Chris and not to me.”

iWonder: What are the basics of rugby union?

Rugby World Cup

Know your scrum from your maul, your ruck from your line-out? Good for you. Not everyone is as up to speed with the intricacies of rugby union, however.

If you fall into that camp, take a look at BBC Sport's iWonder guide which explains the basics of the game. 

There's some fantastic video in there as well as an interactive graphic explaining what each player is actually needed for in the chaos of the scrum - you even get to decide where to throw the ball in the line-out.


McNulty Q&A


BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty has been conducting a question and answer session for Sportsday live readers today. Here's his final question...

@A96oye asks on Twitter: Do you think Rangers and Celtic will ever play in England? 

Phil answers: No I don't. Don't forget Rangers are not even in Scotland's top division at the moment, so why would they be allowed to play in England, even if they wanted to?

And where would they start? Would they just expect to be parachuted into the Premier League? Who would they replace? Complete non-starter and rightly so.

Salim Kerkar
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Ashley-Cooper tackles Cipriani remark

Rugby World Cup

This one could be heating up quite nicely, if you're into off-the-pitch banter. 

Australia's Adam Ashley-Cooper has had a cheeky dig at Danny Cipriani after the former England fly-half said no one in the Wallabies team would make it into Stuart Lancaster's squad.

Ashley-Cooper fired back: "It's just nice that Danny is talking about someone other than himself. He's a good bloke and I enjoy his selfies a lot. He can say what he likes, he wouldn't ever be a part of our team."

Adam Ashley-Cooper
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Rodgers remains defiant


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers explained at today's news conference that he has not sought assurances over his future despite the club's poor run of form.

He also said he welcomes the favourites tag for this weekend's Merseyside derby and dealt with being faced with his 2012 quote to "judge me after three years" deftly, saying: "Not for me to judge. As the manager you will always have critics but it's not about me."

Brendan Rodgers

Basti's ready for the Gunners

Arsenal v Manchester United, Sun 4 Oct, 16:00 BST

Manchester United visit Arsenal on Sunday. It's bound to be a cracker...

It always is, isn't it?

Excited about the big match coming up against Arsenal on Sunday! #mufc

Excited about the big match coming up against Arsenal on Sunday! #mufc

Women in Football back Carneiro


Anna Kessel, chair of Women in Football, has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 live about Dr Eva Carneiro, who has left Chelsea after being criticised by manager Jose Mourinho for entering the field of play to treat Eden Hazard during a match against Swansea in August.

"We share in her statement and think it is appalling that the FA did not contact her and others as witnesses and we are disappointed with the way the investigation has been conducted," said Kessel.

"It is a concern that there is a message going out suggesting she declined or was not interested in giving evidence and I think that is probably part of the reason why she has released the statement today to say she would have been willing to do so.

"The FA need to approach her as the ones conducting the investigation. She is going through a difficult time and the onus is on the governing body to request that evidence."

Dr Eva Carneiro

Australia ready to roll - Cheika

Rugby World Cup

Australia head coach Michael Cheika has said his team are "ready to roll" for the match against England on Saturday.

He also laughed off Sir Clive Woodward's claim that the Australia team might not be the brightest in the tournament, saying: "Mr Woodward's right - I only got 300 out of 500 in my high school certificate. My mother wasn't happy with the result either I can assure you... but somehow I got through, I don't know how, fluked it I suppose.

"Sometimes it's not intelligence it's emotional intelligence that helps in this game, it's not the IQ [intelligence quotient] it's the EQ [emotional intelligence quotient] so hopefully we've got a bit of EQ among us."

Michael Cheika

Becks bottles it in front of Fergie


Something tells me Sir Alex Ferguson will always be "the boss" to Manchester United's Class of 92. If David Beckham's story on BBC Radio 1 this morning was anything to go by, I'm right.

He said: "The other day I saw him for the first time in a long time. We'd never even think about having a little glass of wine or beer [as players] in front of him but the other day someone handed me a glass of wine and I was talking to him for 20 minutes with the wine hidden behind my back. 

"Me, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes all said the same thing, we all hid the glass of wine behind our back."

David Beckham and Sir alex Ferguson

Vote results

The voting has closed. The results are in. And, according to almost 53% of you, England will beat Australia at Twickenham tomorrow to stay in the Rugby World Cup.

However, 45% of people who voted believe Australia can register the win which would eliminate Stuart Lancaster's men. Just 2% went for the draw.

Spieth named as PGA Tour Player of the Year


American world number one Jordan Spieth has been named as the PGA Tour's Player of the Year.

The 22-year-old won the Masters and the US Open this year and was one shot out of a play-off at the Open in July. He then finished as runner-up at the PGA Championship in August.

Jordan Spieth
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Australian PM's Facebook predictions

Politics is just different in Australia, isn't it? Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has taken to Facebook to predict his sporting winners this weekend. 

Unsurprisingly he's going for the Wallabies against England in the Rugby World Cup. He doesn't sound entirely convinced though.

Malcolm Turnbull

McNulty Q&A


BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty is doing a question and answer session for Sportsday live readers today...

Alex Kaminjuki asks: What has contributed more to Liverpool's current woes? Brendan Rodgers's tactics or the club's transfer policy?

Phil answers: Great question've hit on one of my real bugbears about Liverpool here. The club's transfer policy - or more specifically it's 'transfer committee'. I have never got this at all. Yes, Rodgers says he has the final say but he must have to take input from the committee otherwise what does it exist for? Too many players have been bought on potential.

It leads to grey areas and the opportunity for people to say "well he wasn't mine". It certainly means Brendan Rodgers cannot take sole responsibility for every deal. I thought he showed real tactical flexibility to get things going again last season but ultimately it all went very wrong. 

I will be very interested to see what happens when he has Christian Benteke, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings all fit and available, and with Philippe Coutinho... that is even before you get to the likes of Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino. Not sure there seems to have been too much of a specific plan there.

Brendan Rodgers

Advocaat gives short shrift

Sunderland v West Ham, Sat 3 Oct, 15:00 BST

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat was not entertaining too many questions about his future at today's news conference, reportedly cutting the meeting short after telling the assembled media: "The fact is I am here and tomorrow I am here, but what happens after that is [the same as] for all the managers - everything can change in a day or a week or nine months." 

The Black Cats are stuck at the bottom of the Premier League table on two points and will host West Ham on Saturday in their next fixture - something the Dutchman was keen to stay focused on.

He said: "For me the most important thing is to discuss what is happening tomorrow and that is the reason I am here - not maybe what will happen tomorrow or a week tomorrow or in nine months' time."

Advocaat, who has no fresh injury concerns, said the match against West Ham will be treated like a "cup final".

Dick Advocaat

And the answers were...

A Question of Sport Teaser

Earlier we asked you to name the five clubs that have been a permanent fixture in the Women's Super League 1.

The answers were: Arsenal, Birmingham City, Bristol Academy, Chelsea and Liverpool.

Vote now

Remember, you've got 15 minutes left to vote on who will win at Twickenham tomorrow when England and Australia face off. It's at the top of this page. Get clicking.

McNulty Q&A


BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty is doing a question and answer session for Sportsday live readers today...

Damien Morris ‏asked: Who do you feel will finish the best out of the Merseyside clubs in the league at the end of the season?

Phil answers: Well we might have a better idea on Sunday night Damien after Everton have played Liverpool at Goodison Park. Before the start of the season I tipped Liverpool for fifth and Everton for seventh so I won't be changing that verdict after less then 10 games.

What I will say is that Everton have been much better than I expected and Liverpool worse. So much for Liverpool depends on whether Daniel Sturridge stays fit - and his track record is not great.

If he does I stand by my belief that Liverpool will finish ahead but I must admit it's not a prediction made with huge confidence!

Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rodgers

Who's packed the toilet roll?

American Football

Toilet roll

Kit bags? Tick. An extra jumper? Tick. Mobile phone charger? Tick. Toilet roll?...

New York Jets really do think of everything! They are in London for an NFL match this weekend and the NY Times are reporting that the club have brought 350 lots of toilet roll with them.

BBC Radio London's Chris Slegg has been at a Q&A with some of the players in action this weekend at Wembley, including Nick Mangold of the New York Jets.

Asked if he used British toilet paper when he was in the UK this summer, he replied, with a smile: "Certainly did... no issues." More on the toilet roll story here.

McNulty Q&A


BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty is doing a question and answer session for Sportsday live readers today...

Red Eric asks: What do you make of the current situation at my club Brentford?

Phil answers: Utterly baffling is putting it mildly, Eric. I know there is a slightly unusual way of operating there, with owner Matthew Benham leaning heavily on a statistical base, but in what way could the club's hierarchy think it would be a good idea to let Mark Warburton go?

He got the Bees into the play-offs for the Premier League (a magnificent achievement) and yet is allowed to leave. It's a nonsense, made only worse by the fact his replacement Marinus Dijkhuizen is out after only eight games.

Brentford had the real chance to push on with Warburton - will it ever get as good for the club again? I've been to Griffin Park and Brentford have superb fans who deserve better.

The good news is that Lee Carsley is a very sound, measured and experienced guy but have to wonder if the ship hasn't sailed now.

Play the BBC Sport Predictor game


Arsenal v Manchester United, Everton v Liverpool, Aston Villa v Stoke City. There are some juicy ties in the Premier League this weekend where the form book could get thrown out of the window.

Who do you think will triumph? Test yourself with our Predictor game here.

BBC Sport Predictor

Feeney to join Sheridan at Newport?


Newport County have approached Linfield regarding the possibility of appointing their manager Warren Feeney as John Sheridan's assistant

McNulty Q&A


BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty is doing a question and answer session for Sportsday live readers today...

Rodgers Omondi asks:What's your take on Chelsea hoarding players? They have 33 on loan. Are they wasting young players?

Phil answers: It certainly is a remarkable number and self-evidently there is no way they will use them all - but what I will say is that other clubs have been the beneficiaries, such as when Romelu Lukaku was loaned out first to West Brom then Everton before being sold to the latter for £28m.

Now we have the likes of Tomas Kalas, a promising young defender, developing at Middlesbrough and Chelsea's argument will be that not only are that loaning club getting a good player, they can then work out whether he will be good enough to flourish back at Stamford Bridge.

The one I never understand is Victor Moses, who is loaned out every season. He has been at Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United and clearly has no part in Jose Mourinho's plans. He signed a new four-year contract at Chelsea on the day he signed in  at Upton Park. Why not simply sell him?

What we have to stress, though, is that Chelsea are doing absolutely nothing wrong no matter how puzzling it is to the rest of us.

Chelsea training

McNulty Q&A


Arsene Wenger

BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty is doing a question and answer session for Sportsday live readers today. Here's his second offering...

Femi Ade asks: In your opinion, isn't it time for Wenger to quit at Arsenal?

Phil answers: No messing about with these questions today. I would never be arrogant enough to advise Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to quit - but I do believe those fans who have questioned events at the club in recent times are well within their rights to do so.

It was barely believable that Wenger did not move to bring in a world-class striker in the summer and perhaps even a quality defensive midfield player as well. Did he really not believe he couldn't strengthen in the outfield positions, only bringing in goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea?

He then compounded this by leaving Cech out of the crucial Champions League game at home to Olympiakos, where his replacement David Ospina's error made a huge contribution to their loss.

It was a terrible decision, despite Wenger's very tetchy defence of his position since then. Was this not the sort of game Cech was specifically bought to play in?

If Arsenal fail to get out of their Champions League group and do not mount a serious title challenge - especially with all the money we are led to believe Wenger could have used - then he will face the most serious questions of his time at Arsenal."

Mourinho's 'worst moment' - listen


Earlier we reported Jose Mourinho admitting that Chelsea's poor start to the season has been his "worst moment" in the game. 

Our colleagues at BBC Radio 5 live were also listening in and have made the clip available. Listen to the Blues boss speaking frankly here.

Jose Mourinho