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Summary

  1. My favourite club badges #bbcsportsday
  2. Six Premier League news conferences
  3. FA suspends support for Platini

Live Reporting

By Libby Dawes and Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Unfortunately, that is it for another edition of Sportsday. We are back on Monday but make sure you stay across the BBC Sport website at the weekend for the return of the Premier League action, as well as Rugby World Cup quarter-finals and much more.

Until then.

Snooker meets theatre

Snooker

Actor Jack O'Connell is to play a troubled snooker professional in a new play staged in the sport's spiritual home, Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.

The Crucible hosts snooker's annual world championships as well as being one of the UK's leading theatres.

Jack O'Connell
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The worlds of snooker and theatre will meet with the world premiere of The Nap, written by Richard Bean, who is best known for One Man, Two Guvnors.

O'Connell has made his name in films including Unbroken, '71 and Starred Up.

Read the piece in full here

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#bbcsportsday Dolphin Inn FC of Macclesfield. My Sunday league teams badge. A thing of beauty

#bbcsportsday Dolphin Inn FC of Macclesfield. My Sunday league teams badge. A thing of beauty

'The Trident' say cheese

Football

Barcelona stars Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar strike a pose in a new video on their official club magazine, cleverly named, 'Barça Magazine'. 

Watch the behind the scenes video here.

Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar
Barça Magazine

Joe Cole signs for Coventry

Football

More on the shock transfer news that sees former England international Joe Cole sign for League One side Coventry City on a 35-day emergency loan deal.

"Joe has a great pedigree, both on the domestic and international stage, and I'm sure he'll have a fantastic impact during his time at the club," said manager Tony Mowbray.

"I've met with Joe and he has watched us play several times this season. He likes the way we play the game and because of that, he has shown a real enthusiasm to come and play for the club. "

Joe Cole signs for Coventry

Football

And the club themselves can't believe it..

Welcome to #CCFC Joe Cole, yes actual Joe Cole. Seriously, Joe Cole. The real Joe Cole. bit.ly/1Le9mzk

Welcome to #CCFC Joe Cole, yes actual Joe Cole. Seriously, Joe Cole. The real Joe Cole. bit.ly/1Le9mzk

Return of the Premiership

Rugby Union

The Premiership makes its return tonight and you can follow our live text and radio commentary here from 18:45.

Here are tonight's opening fixtures:

Harlequins v Wasps - 19:45

Worcester v Northampton - 19:45

Newcastle v Gloucester - 20:00

The Premiership rugby captains
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Toure on trial

Football

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has admitted driving at 101mph (163km/h) on a motorway.

Toure was caught speeding in his Porsche on the M6 in Staffordshire on 20 May.

Yaya Toure
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Prosecutors claim he drove at 123mph (198km/h) on the same stretch of the carriageway six minutes later but, in a hearing at Cannock Magistrates' Court, he denied reaching the higher speed.

The 32-year-old will face trial on 3 December at Burton Magistrates' Court.

Leicester's Burns out with broken jaw

Rugby Union

Freddie Burns
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Leicester Tigers fly-halfFreddie Burnswill miss his side's Premiership opener at London Irish on Sunday afterbreaking his jawin a pre-season fixture.

Director of rugby Richard Cockerill expects the England international to be out for between six and eight weeks.

The Downies are coming, Glasgow...

Gymnastics

Sisters Becky and Ellie Downie appear to be ready and raring to go for the start of the Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow which start a week today. 

Best of luck girls!

After 1.30hrs of being home, done 2 washes, dyed Ellie's hair 🙆🏽 & unpacked ...... Now to repack #WorldsPrep #ItsFinallyHere 🌎🇬🇧😁

Coverage: Live on BBC Two, 27-30 October (19:00 BST), BBC One, 31 October (13:30), BBC Two, 1 November (13:30)

Read about the rest of the British Gymnastics team here.

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Simple, yet effective.

Blame The Germans FC. A 6-a-side team from Wellington. The bird is a Skylark if you're interested. #bbcsportsday

Blame The Germans FC. A 6-a-side team from Wellington. The bird is a Skylark if you're interested. #bbcsportsday

Cipriani omission an 'error' - Diamond

Danny Cipriani
Reuters

England got it wrong by not selecting versatile Danny Cipriani for the World Cup, according to his Sale Sharks club boss Steve Diamond.

"Danny plays full-back, centre and 10 and is a goal-kicker. I would have picked him and they made a mistake," he told BBC Radio Manchester.

"It's about knowing when to utilise your bench, that's why I would have picked him." 

Roberts hails value of sport in Belfast

Get Inspired

Jason Roberts
BBC Sport

Former Premier League striker Jason Roberts was in Belfast recently with his foundation, helping deliver projects aimed at tackling social issues around equality, diversity and inclusion by getting young people involved in sport.  

While he was there, BBC Sport's Get Inspired made a short film and in the spirit of getting involved, the Grenada international had a go at hurling.

Mourinho, moans & money

Football

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The Portuguese was fined £50,000 by the Football Association this week for claiming officials are afraid to award Chelsea penalties after referee Robert Madley denied the Blues a spot-kick in a 3-1 loss to Southampton.

Mourinho - who has been fined seven times during his two spells at Stamford Bridge - will appeal the decision, which he has called "a disgrace".

Leeds promotion not on agenda - Rosler

Football

Uwe Rosler
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Leeds United head coach Uwe Rosler has said the club are not targeting promotion this season. 

The Elland Road side are currently 16th in the Championship with 11 points, having finished 15th in 2014-15. 

"We want to improve on last year and the main thing is that we stay calm," he told BBC Radio Leeds. 

"My personal aim is to finish top 10. Is that realistic? Yes. I said from day one promotion is not on my agenda, it is not possible this season."

Leeds have not been in the top flight since 2003-04 when they were relegated under caretaker boss Eddie Gray.

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@BBCSport Dover! Just you wait 'til they're in the Premier League...life will mimic Football Manager. #BBCSportsDay

@BBCSport Dover! Just you wait 'til they're in the Premier League...life will mimic Football Manager. #BBCSportsDay

Fuller joins Latics

Football

Oldhamhavesigned veteran strikerRicardo Fuller on a three-month contract.

The 35-year-old former Jamaica international was released by Millwall in the summer.

Ricardo Fuller
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'Chelsea will get Champions League spot'

Football

Roberto Mancini has been speaking about Chelsea in an interview with World Football...

"They had their problems at the start of the season but they will come up in two or three months. I don’t think they have a problem to get a Champions League position. I think he [Jose Mourinho] can get the Champions League position because he has enough experience for this."

The Italian doesn't think they they will win the title, though...

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You can listen to the full interview here

You okay, love?

Football

You can let your smile change people, but don't let people change your smile! 😊

You can let your smile change people, but don't let people change your smile! 😊

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Send us your favourite badges and new club crests using #bbcsportsday

#bbcsportsday Fotballaget Fart based in Norway have my favourite badge for obvious reasons.

#bbcsportsday Fotballaget Fart based in Norway have my favourite badge for obvious reasons.

Always funny....

Brook fight off

Boxing

The man himself has spoken (or typed, or touched his keypad...)

Devastated I'm out of the fight next week-wanted to fight on but can't give my belt up after working so hard to get it.Rescheduled date soon

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#bbcsportsday Cricket team badge with bad Latin approximating 'Totally out of our depth'

#bbcsportsday Cricket team badge with bad Latin approximating 'Totally out of our depth'

Mysterious...

Football

We've got some contract news on the way... #saintsfc

We've got some contract news on the way... #saintsfc

Does anyone else think that looks like Jose Fonte? That's Sportsday's guess anyway...

Brook fight off

Boxing

More on the news that IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook has pulled out of his fight against Diego Chavez.

“It's always a bitter blow when an injury causes a fight to be postponed, especially so close to the event,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. 

“Kell picked up a rib injury in sparring yesterday and spent most of the day at hospital yesterday. Kell was desperate to fight but it was simply impossible and we will now look to reschedule the bout for the end of the year.”

Controversial comments from Bernie Ecclestone...

Formula 1

Very out of character.....

Bernie on Blatter: If people allegedly have been corrupted to make things happen in their country, it’s good. It’s a tax football had to pay

League of Legends

eSports

Fancy watching teams fighting each other on a computer console, in front of thousands of people at Wembley?

We've got just the ticket for you with the League of Legends tournament which is live on the BBC Sport website from 17:00 BST.

You can read more about eSports and the game here

BreakingBrook fight off

Boxing

Kell Brook has pulled out of his IBF welterweight title clash against Diego Chaves on 24 October after suffering a rib injury in sparring.

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#bbcsportsday

Definitely Forest Green Rovers old badge, the non league Barcelona apparently... #bbcsportsday

Definitely Forest Green Rovers old badge, the non league Barcelona apparently... #bbcsportsday

How to beat the Boks

South Africa v Wales (Sat, 16:00 BST)

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Scrum V pundit and Bristol head coach Sean Holley highlights how Wales can beat South Africa in their World Cup quarter-final.

Former Ospreys boss Holley says Wales can draw inspiration from their 12-6 win over the Springboks last November. That was only the second time they have beaten South Africa.

Watch the clip here

More on Magnussen...

Formula 1

Andrew Benson

Chief F1 writer

Kevin Magnussen
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McLaren boss Ron Dennis has explained the reasons for Kevin Magnussen’s departure from the team.

The 23-year-old was the team’s reserve driver but his contract expires at the end of 2015 and McLaren have decided against renewing it.

“Kevin is extremely keen to return to racing next year, and, in keeping with our tradition with our young drivers, we will not stand in the way of his ability to fulfill his ambition and potential,” said Dennis. 

"Evidently, we have no space for him at McLaren-Honda as a race driver next year."

Captain Cook leads the way

Cricket

Alastair Cook
AP

A superb double century from captain Alastair Cook saw England to 569-8, a lead of 46 runs, at the end of day four of the first Test against Pakistan.

Cook batted for 836 minutes in Abu Dhabi for his 263 - the third-longest innings by time in Test history, and the longest ever by an Englishman.

With just two wickets remaining and England's first-innings lead slim, a draw remains the most likely result.

Read the full report here

Allegations over 2006 World Cup

Football

Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

Speigel in Germany reporting: "the 2006 World Cup to Germany was likely bought in the form of bribes." spiegel.de/international/… (English)

Strap yourselves in, here we go again...

Pocock & Folau out for Australia

Australia v Scotland (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Sara Orchard

BBC Sport

David Pocock
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Australia will be without David Pocock and Israel Folau for their World Cup quarter-final meeting with Scotland after their failed to overcome injuries sustained in the last weekend's nine-point win over Wales.

Pocock will be replaced by Ben McCalman at number eight, while Kurtley Beale will take Folau’s place at full-back.

Stephen Moore and Matt Giteau will both make their 100th Test appearance, with the former captaining the side.

Swansea news conference

Swansea City v Stoke City (Mon, 20:00 BST)

Players such as Wales skipper Ashley Williams and Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson have had an excellent time with their national sides, qualifying for the Euro 2016 tournament.

“It’s important that the players put that to bed now and concentrate on their football here until the summer and Euro 2016,” he said. “I have spoken to them and they are fully aware of that."

Swansea news conference

Swansea v Stoke (Mon, 20:00 BST)

Four games without a win, so Swansea boss Garry Monk knows it's a crucial game for his side.

“It’s a key period for us now,” he said. “Every game is important but we want to get better. All the players have come back from the break fit and in good shape, and it will be great to have this period together ahead of Monday.

“Stoke had an initial slow start to the season but they have picked up in recent weeks. They signed a lot of quality players in the summer and they have a strong squad.”

Swansea news conference

Swansea City v Stoke City (Mon, 20:00 BST)

PHOTO: @GarryMonk16 speaks to the media ahead of Monday's game against @stokecity. Full story to follow. #swans

PHOTO: @GarryMonk16 speaks to the media ahead of Monday's game against @stokecity. Full story to follow. #swans

Swansea ?-? Stoke

Football

No wins in the last four for Swansea, can they get back to winning ways? Stoke are on a three game unbeaten run, will they keep it going? You can predict the results of this weekend's matches. 

Click here to play

Predictor
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Swansea news conference

Swansea City v Stoke City (Mon, 20:00 BST)

Rob Phillips

BBC Wales Football Correspondent

After a memorable international break for Welsh football, we're now ready to hear the latest from Premier League flag bearers, Swansea City.

Plenty for Garry Monk to be proud of, with Swans' pair Ashley Williams and Gylfi Sigurdsson in the UEFA All Star XI from the qualifiers.

We'll hear from the Swansea manager shortly...