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Summary

  1. IPC World Championships under way in Doha
  2. Liverpool, Celtic, Spurs in Europa League tonight
  3. Celtic sign Carlton Cole on 20-month deal

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes and Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

Football

First few Celtic fans making their way into Aker Stadion

First few Celtic fans making their way into Aker Stadion

Commentary on the BBC Sport website of Molde v Celtic in the Europa League later.

Disability sport

Here's the reward of all the hours spent on the gym & track for @SophieHahnT38 - World Champion #Doha2015

Here's the reward of all the hours spent on the gym & track for @SophieHahnT38 - World Champion #Doha2015

Sophie Hahn won gold in the T38 100m in the IPC World Championship in Doha.

Rugby Union

25 years old. 39 #NZL caps. 38 #NZL tries. Could Savea become the greatest ever? bbc.in/1PDrmrc

25 years old. 39 #NZL caps. 38 #NZL tries. Could Savea become the greatest ever? bbc.in/1PDrmrc

Julian Savea is part of the New Zealand XV who face South Africa in the first World Cup quarter-final on Saturday at Twickenham (16:00 BST kick-off).

Medal success for Britain

Disability sport

Hannah Cockcroft
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Britain's Hannah Cockroft claimed her third successive T34 100m world title on the opening day of the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha.

The 23-year-old from Halifax won in a championship record of 17.73 seconds.

Sophie Hahn set a new world record and retained her T38 100m title in 12.60, while Kadeena Cox and Georgie Hermitage led a British one-two in the T37 100m.

Earlier Aled Davies retained his F42 shot put title with a championship record of 14.95m for GB's first gold.

Big Sam or Ancelotti

Football

Allardyce
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Remember when Sam Allardyce said he could manage Real Madrid? Well, it seems Sunderland striker Fabio Borini agrees. He had this to say about his new boss. 

“It’s something that you notice because the details always make the difference,” said Borini in the Sunderland Echo.

“I’ve played at the big clubs before and that’s what makes the difference between the big teams.

“I found out with Ancelotti and the big managers, that they were caring about every single thing from set plays to throw-ins. That’s what the manager has been doing here since day one."

Palace don't want a pizza the action

Leicester v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Pizza
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Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew said: "I'll be disappointed if they're eating pizza this weekend! We'll be looking to throw as much offensive action at them as we can.

"The chance of this game being 0-0 is zero. If you're going to Leicester, expect to see some goals."   

Claudio Ranieri promised his Leicester players a pizza if they kept a clean sheet against Stoke last month.

GOAL - Anderlecht 1- 1 Tottenham

Guillaume Gillet

That wasn't in the plan for Tottenham.

Full Europa League coverage here. 

Watford news conference

Stoke v Watford (15:00 BST)

Geoff Doyle

BBC Three Counties Radio sport

Watford will still be without Jose Jurado but otherwise have no fresh injury concerns before facing Stoke on Saturday. 

Quique Flores will again make changes to his team and he acknowledges he needs to see more from those players not in the side and those coming on as substitutes: 

"We are working [on that]. We have the potential of the players who signed in the summer and we are expecting but I understand the different circumstances of the players. They need to adapt to the league so it's a question of time."

Anderlecht 0-1 Tottenham

1 - Christian Eriksen has scored his first European goal for Spurs since March 2014, and his first away from home for them. Capitalise.

Goal

Anderlecht 0-1 Tottenham

They are under way in Anderlecht... and Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has already put his side ahead in the Europa League. Follow live here .

Watford news conference

Stoke v Watford (15:00 BST)

Geoff Doyle

BBC Three Counties Radio sport

Watford head coach Quique Flores has been addressing the issue of scoring goals before Saturday's trip to Stoke. 

Watford have found the net just six times - the fewest in the Premier League this season. Flores wants them spread through his team: 

"It's very difficult to find players who can score easily so we have to deliver the goals between players. At the moment just Ighalo is the only player able to score. 

"For sure in the future it's coming from other players like Deeney or Abdi or Capoue or central defenders from set pieces."

bbc-coverageBBC coverage

FA Cup
BBC

The FA Cup is back again on the BBC this season and bigger than ever.

The Emirates FA Cup first-round draw takes place on Monday, 26 October and is live on BBC Two, 5 live Sport and on the BBC Sport website at 19:00 GMT.

This Saturday there will be enhanced BBC coverage of the fourth qualifying round as 64 non-league sides bid to reach the first-round proper.

The BBC will then be bringing you all the best live action, highlights and analysis all the way to Wembley.

Bronze for Kinghorn

Disability sport

It's turning into a fantastic day for Great Britain at the IPC World Championships in Doha.

It's bronze for @Sam_Kinghorn in the T53 200m. What a day for the British team here at #Doha2015

It's bronze for @Sam_Kinghorn in the T53 200m. What a day for the British team here at #Doha2015

Personalise the BBC Sport app

My Sport app
BBC

Whoever you support, whichever sports you follow, you can now get all the sport that matters to you on one page.

In the BBC Sport app, you can now create a My Sport page, this page becomes your one-stop shop with news, live coverage and stats tailored to your interests.

The key benefits of My Sport are:

  • Get all the latest news, reports and features in one place, on the topics you are interested in
  • Scores, results and fixtures for your football teams are automatically updated on your My Sport page
  • My Sport is easy to set-up and edit. You can add or remove topics, and re-order.

Very sorry to hear that Johan Cruyff has been diagnosed with lung cancer. A beastly illness. Wish him well with the battle that lies ahead.

Europa League live

Football

Europa League
BBC

Live build-up and coverage of Anderlecht v Tottenham in the Europa League now here.

Followed by Jurgen Klopp's Anfield debut against Ruben Kazan later on.

Bastian is considering legal action

Football

Bastian Schweinsteiger
Getty Images

How about this for a story?

Bastian Schweinsteiger is considering taking legal action against a Hong Kong company making Nazi dolls that bear a striking resemblance to him.

The Manchester United midfielder's management company put the matter into the hands of their German-based lawyers earlier this week.

The dolls, named 'World War II Army Supply Duty - Bastian', are made in China by Dragon in Dream.

The company told German paper Bild any resemblance was "purely coincidental".

Team news

Anderlecht v Spurs (18:00 BST)

Team news in at Tottenham. Build-up followed by live coverage on the BBC Sport website in 10 minutes.

Cameroon forward Clinton Njie makes his first start for the club tonight after seven substitute appearances so far.

#THFC: Lloris (c), Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dembele, Dier; Lamela, Eriksen, Townsend, Clinton

#THFC: Lloris (c), Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dembele, Dier; Lamela, Eriksen, Townsend, Clinton

Communist golfers banned

Golf

A blow for any Chinese communist golfers out there...

The Chinese Communist Party has banned all 88 million of its members from joining golf clubs, in its latest update of party discipline rules.

Extravagant eating and drinking, and abuse of power, are also formally banned, said Xinhua news agency.

World Champion. Who would've thought that 10 weeks ago. Thank you everyone for your support. #Doha2015

World Champion. Who would've thought that 10 weeks ago. Thank you everyone for your support. #Doha2015

Davies won gold in the shot put in the IPC World Championships in Doha, 10 weeks after having hernia surgery...

Carlisle sign Bury's Hope on loan

Football

Carlisle United have brought in striker Hallam Hope on a one-month loan deal from League One side Bury.

Hope, 21, joined Bury permanently from Everton in January 2015 after two loan spells at Gigg Lane.

Gold for Hann

Disability sport

More medals for Britain in the IPC World Championships in Doha.

A gold medal and a world record for Sophie Hann who ran 12.60 seconds in the T38 100m.

Minutes before, Abbie Hunnisett won bronze in the  F32 club throw with Gemma Prescott finishing fourth.

'A difficult moment'

Aston Villa v Swansea (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Garry Monk
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Swansea City manager Garry Monk insists he can cope with the pressure as his side aim to end a six-game winless run.  

"We are in a difficult moment," he said.

"We're not playing at the performance levels we have [previously] but it's my job as manager and the players' responsibility to come through it.

"No-one puts more pressure on me than myself. This is an opportunity for us to put things right."

Football

Anderlecht v Tottenham

Not long now until the Europa League kicks into gear again. Follow live commentary online at BBC Sport. 

It's two hours until kick-off. @rscanderlecht v @SpursOfficial. Come on you Spurs! #COYS

It's two hours until kick-off. @rscanderlecht v @SpursOfficial. Come on you Spurs! #COYS

An email from Steve...

Football

Steve McClaren
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Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is doing his best to win the club's fans around.

He has sent an email to supporters, stressing he knows the importance of Sunday's derby with Sunderland.

"Quite simply it is one of the most important days of the season," it reads. "I don't need reminding that we have lost the last five derbies and for everyone associated with the club that is unbearable."

Happy with his efforts Magpies fans?

American Football

Good news NFL fans...

The @NFL has extended its deal to stage regular-season games at Wembley for another 5 years bbc.in/1LpQDB5

The @NFL has extended its deal to stage regular-season games at Wembley for another 5 years bbc.in/1LpQDB5

World Cup mind games

Rugby Union

Steve Hansen and the All Blacks
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Someone sound the mind games siren. New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen believes that South Africa counterpart Heyneke Meyer's lavish praise of the All Blacks this week is a World Cup semi-final tactic.

"Behind closed doors, I don't think he will be doing that with his team. He is trying to paint a picture that they (South Africa) will have to play the best game they've ever played in their life. 

"At the same time, he is trying to tell our guys that you just turn up and win. We would be very foolish to fall into that trap. We've got to turn up with our 'A' game, and a little bit more. He's a cunning wee devil, Heyneke. He has been praising us all week and, while I know he means some of it, I know they're getting ready to rip our heads off."

Latest from Doha

Athletics

Elizabeth Hudson

BBC Sport at IPC Athletics Championships, Doha

Hannah Cockroft
BBC

Britain's Hannah Cockroft speaks to BBC Radio 5 live after winning the T34 100m at the IPC World Championships in Doha.

Cockroft is one of two GB gold medallists in the session so far after newcomer Kadeena Cox triumphed in the T37 100m.

"I really wanted to hold that 100m title a year out from Rio to send out a warning to show I am still the one to beat," said Cockroft.

Pakistan frustrate England

Cricket

After England took early wickets, Pakistan made the tourists' bowlers toil on day one of the second Test in Dubai. Mark Wood has been speaking to TMS about the day, which ended 282-4...

Here's the assessment of day 1 in Dubai from the pick of the @englandcricket bowlers @MAWood33 #PAKvENG #bbccricket

A 'special' normal one

Football

Jurgen Klopp
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BBC North West Tonight recently travelled to Germany for the match between Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, two of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's former clubs, to assess fans' views on his move to the Premier League.

Klopp spent 18 years as a player and then manager at Mainz before moving to Dortmund where he won the Bundesliga twice and reached the Champions League final.

BBC North West Tonight's Stuart Pollitt reports in this video.

Refs will always make mistakes

Rugby Union

Steve Hansen
AP

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen believes that refereering mistakes are a fact of life in rugby union. 

Hansen's comments follow the controversy that marred last Sunday's World Cup quarter-final when South African referee Craig Joubert incorrectly awarded Australia their decisive penalty against Scotland. 

Hansen said: "The referees make mistakes. As long as they take a breath, they will make them, because players do and coaches do. 

"So if you can accept that, the best way to avoid that mistake being the game-winning mistake, for want of a better term, is to make sure you are in front by enough for it not to be."

Wolves help neighbours Sporting Khalsa

Football

Sporting Khalsa play in the ninth tier of English football and they're busy preparing for the biggest game in their history - an FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie against FC United of Manchester on Saturday.

Midlands neighbours Wolves have offered their support by allowing the non-league side to use their multi-million pound training complex this evening.

Kenny Jackett
PA

"All I can do is wish them all the best," Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett told BBC WM. "It would be fantastic if they could progress.

"They've got to this stage and will be desperate for that to continue. It will be great for them and I think they'll enjoy it.

"Hopefully this helps them and gives them inspiration for the future."

Get Involved

#bbcsportsday

We would like to know your most unlikely sporting comparisons...  

Ibrahim Ovic: Marko Marin was once known as the German Messi...

Ben Dinnery: Jack Colback. The Ginger Pirlo. Good grief. 

Andy Dryden: Sporting comparisions - Ray Parlour - -"The Romford Pele"  

TMS podcast

Cricket

Day one of the second Test between Pakistan and England ended with the former on 282-4...

If you missed any of the action, catch the TMS podcast with @Cricket_Mann and @GeoffreyBoycott now: bbc.in/1hX1aJp #bbccricket

Bantams lose injured Davies

And, to make it a hat-trick of injury news, Bradford City striker Steven Davies will be out for "10 to 12 weeks" because of a knee problem.

The 27-year-old had to go off during Tuesday evening's League One win over Bury.

Injury setback for Sky Blues

Sticking with the injury news and Coventry City defender Reda Johnson will not play again this season because of a hamstring tendon injury.

The 26-year-old had to be helped off during Saturday's goalless draw against Blackpool.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire: "He's obviously a miss for us, as he's been a man-mountain this year." 

Bournemouth news conference

Bournemouth v Tottenham (Sunday, 14;05 BST)

Artur Boruc
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Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is speaking to the media and admits he is unsure about the extent of goalkeeper Artur Boruc's injury.

The stopper withdrew before kick off in their weekend defeat toby Manchester City after injuring his thigh in the warm-up.

The Cherries don't get a lot of luck with injuries. They've already lost summer signings Tyrone Mings and Max Gradel and top-scorer Callum Wilson.

Get Involved

#bbcsportsday

We would like to know your most unlikely sporting comparisons...

Abudallah Ibrahim: David Bellion to be the next Thierry Henry.

Matt Waring: At Everton, Kevin Kilbane had the nickname of 'Zinedine Kilbane', which with all due respect was a bit of a stretch!   

Ron: In any sport? Deshawn Stevenson being compared to Michael Jordan.