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  1. Capital One Cup Rd 4 & Scottish League Cup last eight build-up
  2. Liverpool's Anfield stadium evacuated
  3. Villa's Richards charged with improper conduct
  4. Scotland women beat Macedonia 4-1
  5. Testimonial debate #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan and Patrick Jennings

All times stated are UK

Good evening

Right then, that's pretty much it for another Sportsday. 

But never fear - you can join our football colleagues right now, over here, for build-up and live text commentary on tonight's League Cup fixtures. 

Until tomorrow, we'll be seeing you!

When the man who loves to win, loses


Here's an interesting take on Jose Mourinho's recent struggles at Chelsea - loosely alluding to the man's hunger for success, and tendency towards self-destruction when things don't go his own way...

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka - whose side play Manchester United in the League Cup tomorrow - was assistant to Mourinho at Real Madrid, and knows him pretty well. 

"He's not good because he's a winner. When he's not winning, he's not good," Karanka said.  

"When he was winning trophies, the Champions League and the league, everybody was saying how good he is. 

"Now his friends are the people who have to say he's the best and is going to keep on being the best."

Jose Mourinho
Does Jose just need a little bit of love?

Proud record

Stoke v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

Matt Sandoz

Stoke City commentator, BBC Radio Stoke

Stoke City’s last 16 draw at home to Chelsea has recently become more interesting.  Despite the Potters disappointing performance against Watford on Saturday, Mark Hughes’ team has been in good form of late.

So with Chelsea floundering in the Premier League, Stoke will be hoping they can compound Jose Mourinho’s misery and progress into the quarter-finals.

On a night when the club will be celebrating the success of the League Cup winning team of 1972, Mark Hughes will be hoping that his modern-day stars can emulate their achievements by beating the same opponents.

It's Tuesday, it's Stoke, it's cold...

Stoke v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

It's been a pretty testing week for all involved at Chelsea, but at least it's not raining tonight..?

We've arrived at the Britannia Stadium on a cold evening in Stoke. Kick-off is under two hours away... #CFC

We've arrived at the Britannia Stadium on a cold evening in Stoke. Kick-off is under two hours away... #CFC

Mori ready to step in

Everton v Norwich (19:45 GMT)

Everton summer recruit Ramiro Funes Mori is ready to fill the void left by injured captain Phil Jagielka, according to manager Roberto Martinez.

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The Toffees have kept all their three Premier League clean sheets while Jagielka was playing but the England international will be out for two months after suffering a knee injury in the Saturday's 2-1 loss to Arsenal.

"When you get suspensions and injuries, that's when it opens an opportunity for someone else," Martinez said.

"Ramiro has been adapting himself to the British game really well and it has been a very natural process which has been very impressive."

Changes afoot

Everton v Norwich City (19:45 GMT)

Rob Butler

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Norwich City travel to Everton in the last 16 of the League Cup on the back of three defeats on the bounce in the Premier League.

Manager Alex Neil was relaxed and in a jovial mood at the pre match press conference, he said there will be changes from the side who lost to West Brom at Carrow Road on Saturday. 

DR Congo striker Dieumerci Mbokani is a doubt, he has a sickness bug. Mbokani has scored two goals in the last three games. Youssouf Mulumbu could make his debut, he's recovered from an injury suffered in pre-season. 

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Inspirational figure?

Everton v Norwich City (19:45 GMT)

Mike Hughes

BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

Everton fans going to Goodison Park on Tuesday will see a massive photograph of Howard Kendall - complete with beaming smile and holding the Championship trophy - adorning the Main Stand.

Can the club's most successful manager serve as an inspiration for the Capital One Cup fourth-round tie with Norwich City?

Everton are without the injured Phil Jagielka and suspended Gareth Barry, while Joel Robles will replace Tim Howard in goal with a place in the quarter finals at stake.

League Cup latest


With under two hours to go before the evening's League Cup action gets under way, let's take a little scout around the grounds...

Search under way at Anfield


There's been a bit of an update on the evacuation of Liverpool's stadium - here's the latest Merseyside Police statement: 

"Merseyside Police can confirm that a search of Anfield football stadium is currently under way after the club raised an alert earlier this afternoon. "At 15:05 GMT, the club reported to Merseyside Police that the ground had been evacuated after a man who had been on a tour was unaccounted for and believed to be in the stadium. "The club cannot guarantee that the man has left the ground and therefore a search of the ground is under way."     


Leicester sign De Villiers

Rugby Union

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Leicester Tigers have signed former South Africa captain Jean de Villiers.

With 109 Test caps, de Villiers is among the most experienced players in the world game. 

He was part of South Africa's World Cup winning squad in 2007 and captain of the 2015 campaign, but announced his international retirement after suffering a fractured jaw in the second round of the tournament.

Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: "He is one of the leading centres in the modern game and has played at the very highest level for a significant period of time."

'I just called... to say...'


Eddie Howe and Max Gradel of Bournemouth

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is clearly impressed with his winger Max Gradel, and it sounds like the feeling is mutual... 

Despite being back in his native Ivory Coast recovering from a cruciate ligament injury, Gradel told BBC Sportsworld that Howe "looks after me like a son". 

"He always rings me every day to make me feel I'm still part of the team even though I cannot play," he added. 

"He's crazy, I've never had this before. He asks me if everything's OK, if he can do anything, and tells me that 'I can't wait to see you, I miss you'. 

"He's a great man. He's a great manager, but on top of this, he's a great person. I'm very blessed to have him as a coach."

Russian Olympic finalist fails drugs test


Mariya Bespalova at the London 2012 Olympics
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Mariya Bespalova, who reached the final of the hammer in 2012, has been suspended after testing positive for a banned substance last month at a meeting in Berlin. 

Bespalova finished 11th in the London Olympics, with gold being taken by her Russian teammate Tatyana Lysenko. 

Gerrard playing for free at Shrewsbury


No, it's not that one - Shrewsbury Town defender Anthony Gerrard says he is playing for the League One club for nothing in a bid to get his career going again.

The 29-year-old former Walsall, Cardiff City and Hull centre-back (the cousin of former England and Liverpool captain Steven), joined the Shrews on non-contract terms after being released by Huddersfield in the summer.

"Money is the furthest thing from my mind. I just want to re-establish myself," he told BBC Radio Shropshire.

Anthony Gerrard
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Manchester City news conference

Man City v Crystal Palace (Weds, 19:45 GMT)

What about City's ambitions with regards to the League Cup. Are they in it to win it?

"It is an important competition for the club," Pellegrini says. "It's a chance to play a final at Wembley in front of 90,000 people."

Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City news conference

Man City v Crystal Palace (Weds, 19:45 GMT)

Is there any update on the City players out injured? 

Pelelgrini: "The injury list is exactly the same as the last game. Clichy, Delph, Nasri, Aguero and Silva are out."  

Manchester City news conference

Man City v Crystal Palace (Weds, 19:45 GMT)

Manuel Pellegrini
Nice of you to join us, Manuel...

Better late then never, right? 

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is finally out and in front of the cameras, speaking ahead of his side's League Cup fixture with Crystal Palace tomorrow night. 

What kind of a team will the Chilean be putting out? 

"We will play the starting eleven we can," he says. "It’s not easy. We have a lot of injuries and a lot of players are playing a lot of games.”

Chelsea will turn it around - Lampard


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Former Chelsea football star Frank Lampard is convinced his old club can turn around their dismal start to the season.

"It's a hot topic because you don't expect Chelsea to lose games like they've been losing recently," said the midfielder, now at New York City FC.

"These periods do happen, I've been involved in them before and the thing that matters is coming out of them the other side.

"With Jose Mourinho in charge, the squad they've got, the talent they've got on the pitch and the club that Chelsea is now - I don't see anyway that they won't turn it around."

Paatelainen does not regret outburst



Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen reiterated his demand that his players improve as they build up to Saturday's Premiership visit by Ross County.

The Finn said United were "absolute rubbish" in his second match in charge, their 5-0 defeat by Celtic on Sunday.

But former club skipper Maurice Malpas fears the public berating might damage the confidence of the younger players.

"I never identified any individuals. I was critical of the whole squad," said Paatelainen on Tuesday.

"We don't tolerate performances like that. The things that we didn't do right were very basic. I was very annoyed with that and I still am."

Sims extends Warrington contract

Rugby League

Warrington Wolves prop Ashton Sims signs a new deal keeping him with the Super League side until 2017. 

The Fiji international joined from North Queensland Cowboys this year and impressed in his debut season.

Manchester City news conference

Man City v Crystal Palace (Weds, 19:45 GMT)

A reminder that we'll be hearing from Manchester City manager Manuel Pelleginri soon - stay tuned for the best bits...

No VIP deal


Some Sheffield Wednesday fans might raise their eyes slightly at the news that their club has signed Gary Hooper from Norwich.

According to this Sheffield Star article from last month, the Owls made a deadline day move to get the striker in on loan - but it didn't happen because the striker’s wanted a VIP box at Hillsborough as part of the deal...

Gary Hooper

Wednesday sign Hooper


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Sheffield Wednesday have signed Norwich strikerGary Hooperon anemergency loan deal.

The former Celtic player, who has netted 20 goals in 70 matches for the Canaries, will remain at Hillsborough until 17 January.

Hooper, recently recovered from an ankle injury, has found first-team opportunities hard to come by at Carrow Road this term and the last of his two appearances came in the defeat to Southampton at the end of August.

Two men go 'missing' inside Anfield


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The Liverpool Echo is reporting that police have been called to Anfield after two men went missing inside the stadium.

Merseyside Police sent crews to the stadium at 15:05 GMT after a report that the men had gone missing.

#Anfield stadium evacuated after an "incident" says @LFC spokesman. Police in attendance

The stadium - which is currently being redeveloped to increase the capacity to 54,000 - has been evacuated.

Scotland maintain 100% record


Scotland Women

Two goals from Rachel Corsie helped Scotland to a 4-1 in Macedonia to go top of Group 1 in Euro 2017 qualifying.

All four Scotland goals were scored inside a frantic spell in the first half, with Kim Little opening the scoring on 22 minutes, and Caroline Weir getting the fourth just nine minutes later. 

With three victories, Anna Signeul's side lead the group, above top seeds Iceland on goal difference. 

You can read a full match report here.

'Khan favourite for final Pacquiao bout'


Amir Khan
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Amir Khan says he is the favourite to face Manny Pacquiao in the Filipino boxing legend's final fight.

Khan had earlier suggested the match was unlikely but now believes there is a "big chance" of taking on the seven-weight world champion.

Alongside Khan, Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum has also named Terence Crawford and Tim Bradley as possible contenders for his star's last bout.

"I am the front-runner," Khan told BBC Sport.

"There's a big chance of the fight happening, it's all about making sure my team is on point with the deal and they need to make sure they get the fight that I want."

Coloccini ban overturned


The Football Association say an Independent Regulatory Commission found the match referee had made an error in dismissing Coloccini for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity.

English football's governing body also said they have charged Newcastle for failing to control their players - in relation to the reaction to the sending off.

The Magpies have until 18:00 GMT on Friday to respond to the charge

Coloccini ban overturned


Newcastle captain Coloccini was given a straight red card during first half injury-time in Sunday's 3-0 defeat by Sunderland, following an incident involving Sunderland's Steven Fletcher which resulted in the awarding of a penalty kick.

BreakingColoccini ban overturned


Fabricio Coloccini
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Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini will not serve a one-match suspension after his wrongful dismissal claim was successful.

Fulham recall Donnelly from Crawley


Fulham have recalled defender Liam Donnelly from his loan spell at League Two side Crawley Town.

The 19-year-old Northern Ireland international has made 12 appearances for the Reds and was due to remain with the West Sussex club until 2 January.

Meanwhile, Ipswich defender Josh Yorwerth has extended his loan spell with Crawley until 29 December.

Test of knowledge


Earlier on, we asked...

Today's #QSTeaser from @QuestionofSport Baseball's #WorldSeries starts tonight, who are the 6 teams to have won it on 6 or more occasions?

The answers? NY Yankees, St Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox and LA Dodgers.

‘Music is the key to the soul’

Formula 1

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Have you heard Lewis Hamilton playing the piano? He’s pretty good!

He says he just 'dibbles and dabbles', but take it from us - it's impressive stuff.    

Don't believe us? Have a listen over here…

Time on his side

IPC Athletics World Championships

Elizabeth Hudson

BBC Sport at IPC Athletics Championships, Doha

Richard Whitehead
BBC Sport

Richard Whitehead speaks to BBC Radio 5 live after breaking his own world record in the T42 200m heats at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha.

The London 2012 gold medallist clocked a time of 24.10 - beating the 24.38 he set at the Olympic Stadium three years ago.

"I was quite nervous this morning," he admitted. "I knew I was in great shape and I wanted to go out there and deliver."

What were you doing at 28?


Julian Nagelsmann
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Hoffenheim have appointed a new manager - and he's only 28. 

Julian Nagelsmann, who has yet to pass his senior coaching exams, has been in charge of the Hoffenheim U19s, and will take over at the end of the season.

By our calculations, there are six players in the current Hoffenheim squad who are older than Nagelsmann, including former Germany striker Kevin Kuranyi

We've just worked out that he was born after Maradona's handball...

Heading to Rio


Great Britain's men have qualified for the Rio Olympic Games after confirming their place in the World Gymnastics Championships team final.

The top eight nations in Glasgow guarantee places in Rio, and Great Britain's score of 354.417 on Sunday proved enough.

Great Britain finished qualifying in third place behind Japan and China.

The team consists of Max Whitlock, Dan Purvis, Louis Smith, Nile Wilson, Kristian Thomas and Brinn Bevan.

"Getting the team to Rio was the number one priority coming here and we're all delighted to have got the job done," said Thomas, pictured below doing a procedure you definitely shouldn't try at home...

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Germany World Cup payment claim


Fresh allegations that bribes were paid to help Germany secure the 2006 World Cup have surfaced with claims that a Fifa member from New Zealand was paid $250,000 on the eve of the vote.

Theo Zwanziger, the former head of the German FA, claims a Swiss court document bears out his belief that the late Charles Dempsey was paid off - Dempsey had been mandated to vote for South Africa but abstained and Germany won the vote 12-11.

Molloy extends Wakefield stay

Rugby League

Jon Molloy

Forward Jon Molloy has given Wakefield a boost by signing a new two-year deal with the club. 

The 24-year-old second-row joined the Wildcats from Huddersfield Giants in April 2013 and has made 25 Super League appearances for the club.

Historic garment


Bill Rice

BBC Radio Manchester

Charlie Roberts
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A shirt worn by a footballer who helped form the players' union has sold for £30,000 at auction.

The jersey was worn by Manchester United captain Charlie Roberts during the club's first FA Cup final win in 1909, when they beat Bristol City 1-0.

Five years ago on this very day, United themselves paid over £200,000 for former player Nobby Stiles’ World Cup & European Cup winners medals at auction.

Worcester sign Georgia's Bregvadze

Rugby Union

Premiership side Worcester Warriors have signed Georgia international hooker Jaba Bregvadze.

The 27-year-old, who has won 32 caps for his country, played in three pool games at the World Cup and is available for Warriors' match against Gloucester on Saturday.

Prince will present trophy

Rugby Union

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It has been confirmed that Prince Harry will present the Webb Ellis Cup to the winners of Rugby World Cup at Twickenham on Saturday.

New Zealand and Australia go had-to-head in the final.

In his role as Honorary President of England Rugby 2015, Prince Harry spoke at the opening ceremony - and will close the tournament by handing the trophy to the winning captain.

Get Involved


Today we're asking; Which one player would you want to appear in your testimonial and why?

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Andrew Drummond: Ice-man Dennis Bergkamp at testimonial. You can't buy class. Let's rework Newcastle pirouette goal with fat amateurs.

Nick of the Town: My testimonial player of choice would be Jean Louis Valois - joined Luton, set the league alight, left. Far too good.

Darragh Nolan: Has to be John Arne Riise, cult hero at LFC and that rocket of a left foot is unmatched.

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