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Summary

  1. Report - 'Direct intimidation & interference by the Russian state'
  2. London 2012 'sabotaged' by participation of Russian athletes under suspicion
  3. More tonight on 5 live from 21:00 GMT with Darren Campbell & Paula Radcliffe
  4. David Moyes sacked as Real Sociedad manager
  5. Patrick Vieira becomes New York City head coach

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By Steve Canavan and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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Coming up

Football

A reminder that coming up at 19:00 is the FA Cup second round draw which you can follow live via the BBC Sport website.

If you want to hear more about the Wada Commission report, there will be a special programme on BBC Radio 5 live at 21:00 GMT.

Sportsday will return at 08:00 on Tuesday.

Monday night football

FC United of Manchester v Chesterfield (19:45 GMT)

FC United of Manchester manager Karl Marginson expects to have a fully fit squad for his side's FA Cup first round clash with Chesterfield.

The National League North side are looking to beat a Football League side for the second time in competitive games, having beaten Rochdale in 2010.

Chesterfield will travel with a strong squad, with just long-term absentee Angel Martinez (knee) unavailable.

Spireites boss Dean Saunders may give a couple of his fringe players a run-out.

You can hear commentary of the game on 5 live sports extra and on BBC Radio Manchester and keep up with the latest via the BBC Sport website.

Wada Commission - reaction

Athletics

IAAF president Lord Sebastian Coe gives his reaction to BBC News after the release of the Wada Commission report.

"I’m not putting a time frame but I will do whatever is necessary," he said. "This is not a swift road back. I will do it to the very best of my ability. I will deal with whatever allegations are proven. I don’t shirk from that.

"We clearly have to understand full scope of allegations. We will look at ourselves. We will move quickly on this. I want to see a sport which is transparent and accountable and I will do what I can to do that."

Wada Commission - reaction

Athletics

Wada chairman Sir Craig Reedie has told BBC Radio 5 live: 

"There is evidence on the criminal side if you look at media reports over the last few days. The criminal behaviour, specifically in athletics, may go beyond Russia. We at the World Anti-Doping Agency have absolute information from all the other countries who are involved in this and we try to monitor that as best we can.

"I have to say to you that if people in Russia were capable of cheating this system, it is not impossible that other people did the same.

"Let’s hope that the particular steps taken to clean up this mess become a significant message to anybody else that has been misbehaving in the anti-doping community on the grounds that ultimately, we won’t allow it."

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Wada Commission - reaction

Athletics

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has given his reaction to the Wada Commission report.

"If international bodies such as the IAAF or Wada make any recommendations on the basis of the report by the Wada commission, we will certainly fulfil them," he told the Interfax news agency.

But Mutko insisted that the Wada-led commission does not have the power to suspend its athletics federation and that Russian authorities would consider the report's findings.

Ibe and Galloway doubts for England

Football

Liverpool's Jordon Ibe and Brendan Galloway of Everton are both doubts for England Under-21s' Euro 2017 qualifying double-header in Bosnia on Thursday and at home to Switzerland next Monday. 

Ibe came off in his side's defeat to Crystal Palace with a suspected hamstring injury while Galloway has a muscular problem.

Manager Gareth Southgate has already lost Norwich winger Nathan Redmond to injury and seen Tottenham pair Eric Dier and Dele Alli move to the senior squad.

Jordon Ibe
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Coleman believes Moyes can bounce back

Football

Everton defender Seamus Coleman has backed former boss David Moyes to bounce back following his dismissal by Real Sociedad on Monday. 

"He was great with me and taught me a lot about the game. He was a tough operator, but he was fair," said the 27-year-old Republic of Ireland international.

"I was delighted to see him get the [Manchester] United job and I am disappointed at how the last 18 months has gone for him because he is a great manager and I have seen that at first hand."

David Moyes
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Wada Commission - reaction

Athletics

Russian Athletics Federation general secretary and IAAF Council member Mikhail Butov has given his response to the Wada Commission report.

"We are now actively studying the material that is in our possession, since before this WADA press conference we did not have an opportunity to look through the material," he said.

"We will be preparing our appeal to the International Association of Athletics Federations. This is the main organisation in international sport for us. We will present this document at the meeting of the Council on the 26-27 of November."

Mean defence

Football

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Preston manager Simon Grayson has praised the way his squad have adapted to injuries to achieve a club record sixth clean sheet in a row.

The Lilywhites kept QPR out on Saturday in a 0-0 draw, their fourth stalemate in the last six games.

"I think everybody deserves a huge amount of credit," 45-year-old Grayson told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"We've worked hard on the training ground, but you can do that and not put it into practice on a matchday, and full credit to the players that have done it."

Hughes backs Shawcross for England

Football

Stoke Citymanager Mark Hughes believes captainRyan Shawcrossis good enough to play for England again but isnot 'holding his breath'over a recall. 

The 28-year-old centre-back won his only cap so far in a friendly against Sweden in November 2012. 

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"I haven't seen too many centre halves that understand the role of playing at the back like Ryan," Hughes said.

"Maybe international recognition will be forthcoming but we won't hold our breath on that."

German football chief resigns

Football

Wolfgang Niersbach has released a statement after his resignation as president of the German Football Association.

Niersbach is suspected of having known about and assisting with the payment of sums to secure votes for the 2006 World Cup, which was staged in Germany, but has stressed his innocence.

"In the areas which I worked in, I can say with a clean conscience that I have absolutely nothing to reproach myself for. It makes it all the more depressing and painful for me to be faced with things nine years later that I was not involved in, and which have left many questions open for me," he said.

"I remain and would like to make it clear unmistakably once again that I had absolutely no knowledge of the background of the flow of payments that are being looked into."

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FC United set for FA Cup

Football

Unusual pre-match preparations at Broadhurst Park as FC United of Manchester prepare for their FA Cup first round clash against Chesterfield which gets underway at 19:45 GMT.

Now @manchesterfire have pumped 30,000 litres (6599 gallons) off the pitch. That's a pint for every resident of Bury

Now @manchesterfire have pumped 30,000 litres (6599 gallons) off the pitch. That's a pint for every resident of Bury

Wada Commission reaction

Athletics

Fomer British 400m runner Lee McConnell told BBC Radio 5 live: "Russia seem to be very strong in the 400m. We used to joke that there was a bit of a factory churning them out because as soon as two disappeared one year, two would come and replace them that were equally strong. 

"Everyone’s always had their suspicions as to how many of their athletes are taking drugs but it’s always been suspicions and we’ve never been 100% sure whether they have been clean or they have been taking drugs.

"The report needs to go further and they need to look at all countries in all sports because you don’t want children coming into sport thinking they feel they have to cheat in order to be successful. But I do believe there are clean athletes out there who are successful."

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Payet suffers injury blow

Football

West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet is set to be ruled out for three months with an ankle injury.

The Frenchman, who has scored five goals in 14 appearances, suffered the injury after a challenge from James McCarthy in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Everton.

Ecuador forward Enner Valencia was also injured against the Toffees with the club awaiting the results of a scan on his ankle problem.

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Wada Commission - rection

The International Olympic Committee has released a statement, responding to the findings of the independent commission.

"This is a deeply shocking report and very saddening for the world of sport," it said. "The IOC trusts that the new leadership of the IAAF with its President Sebastian Coe will draw all the necessary conclusions and will take all the necessary measures."

It added: "The IOC will carefully study the report with regard to the Olympic Games. If any infringements on the anti-doping rules by athletes and or their entourage should be established, the IOC will react with its usual zero tolerance policy."

Wada Commission - reaction

Athletics

IAAF president Sebastian Coe has given the Russian Federation until the end of week to respond to Monday's doping report from the Wada Commission. 

Wada Commission - reaction

Athletics

Always suspected it but finally confirmation that the Russian Athletics Federation have denied me of my finest moments of my career. 😡

GB 800m runner Jenny Meadows has been denied a potential six major international medals over her career by confirmed or alleged dopers.

German football chief resigns

Football

Niersbach faced top football officials and presidents of the 16 regional associations which make up the German Football Association (DFB) in a special meeting on Monday.

It came after a report in Spiegel magazine last month alleged that a 6.7m Euro (£4.8m) payment was made by the DFB to Fifa to buy votes in order to secure the hosting of the 2006 World Cup.

German football chief resigns

Football

Associated Press is reporting that German football federation chief Wolfgang Niersbach has resigned.

It's not your turn to talk

Football

There's a moral to this video from Sky Sports' coverage of Arsenal v Tottenham.

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Sky Sports

Never interrupt Graeme Souness. Thierry, you've been told.

Huddersfield will attack - Wagner

Football

New Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner wants to bring an attacking style of play to the Championship side. 

Wagner, 44, replaced Chris Powell last week and watched Saturday's 3-0 home defeat by Leeds United from the stands. 

The former Borussia Dortmund coach said he was keen to develop Huddersfield's younger players into a more attack-minded squad. 

He told BBC Radio Leeds: "When the board explained to me what they wanted, it was exactly what I stand for."

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Unhappy anniversary

Football

David Moyes was sacked as manager of La Liga strugglers Real Sociedad just a day short of his one-year anniversary at the Spanish club.

The 52-year-old steered the Basque team to 12th spot last season aftertaking charge on 10 November 2014.

But La Real are only outside the relegation zone on goal difference and Friday's 2-0 defeat at Las Palmas was their fourth in five league games

Wada Commission reaction

Athletics

Just got off plane to catch up on these damning and serious revelations. Too much to address in tweets: bottom line - truth eventually comes

...suspected some of this for years but way worse than imagined. Athletics needs to take strong action and move quickly forward in right..

There will be more from Paula tonight on a 5 live sport special from 21:00 GMT, as well as Darren Campbell, Steve Cram and Alison Curbishley.

You'll be able to download the show afterwards as a podcast. 

Moyes sacked

Football

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David Moyes was Everton manager for 11 years before taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

However, the 52-year-old was sacked after only 10 months in charge at Old Trafford - the third shortest managerial stint in United history.

He was appointed Real Sociedad boss in November.

Moyes sacked

Football

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David Moyes' Real Sociedad team are marooned near the bottom of La Liga.

They are above the relegation zone on goal difference and a limp performance in Friday's 2-0 defeat against lowly Las Palmas left the Scot;s future in serious doubt. 

Moyes's potential departure has been a slow burning story for the last few weeks, but in the last couple of days it has started to accelerate quickly.

Sociedad, known throughout Spain as 'La Real', made a poor start to the season, winning just twice (both away from home) and have nine points from their opening 11 games.

Moyes sacked

Football

A statement on the website of the La Liga club reads: "We want to thank both David Moyes and Billy McKinlay for the entire contribution, professionalism and dedication they have shown during the course of their duties in the direction of the first team.

"We wish them the best for their professional and personal future."

BreakingMoyes sacked

Football

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David Moyes has been sacked as manager of Real Sociedad.

Moyes' assistant Billy McKinlay has also been dismissed.

Wada Commission - 'We must take action'

Athletics

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Wada president Sir Craig Reedie has admitted the contents of today's independent report are "deeply disturbing".

"The report contains a series of findings that will shock and appall athletes and sports fans worldwide, and indeed many issues that highlight very current deficiencies with the anti-doping system in Russia,” said Sir Craig.

“While the contents of the report are deeply disturbing, the investigation is hugely positive for the clean athlete as it contains significant recommendations for how Wada and its partners in the anti-doping community can, and must, take swift corrective action to ensure anti-doping programs of the highest order are in place across the board.

"Wada is fully committed in its role of leading the charge to protect the rights of clean athletes worldwide.”

Dons boss wants final-third videos

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BBC

Referees should be able to use videos to ensure decisions in the final third of the pitch are correct, according to MK Dons boss Karl Robinson.

His side had a penalty appeal turned down in Saturday's 2-1 defeat by Brighton, a decision Robinson said was baffling.

"I'm not going to be one of them that suffers for 'oh, they even themselves out', that's a load of rubbish. They shouldn't have to even themselves out and it's a cop out for poor early decisions that people make," he told BBC Look East.

Wada Commission - Merry tweets

Athletics

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Former 400m runner Katharine Merry - who won bronze for Britain at the 2000 Sydney Olympics - says it is now time to "step up the penalties" for drugs cheats following the report.

She tweeted: "Not ashamed to say upset today...reading and listening to words that tear into the heart of our sport...our truly great sport. Sad times.

"It's like having a few naughty kids in a class and that tarnishes the whole class rep..gotta finally step up the penalties..fines/exclusions."

Answer time

A Question of Sport Teaser

We've made you wait a little longer than usual for the answer to our daily teaser (blame Wada and that report, not us).

Earlier we asked this: Novak Djokovic is on a 71-week streak as ATP world number one. Name the five players to hold it for longer?

The answer: Roger Federer 237, Jimmy Connors 160, Ivan Lendl 157, Pete Sampras 102, Lleyton Hewitt 75.

A major pat on the back to those who got it. No pats at all to those who failed miserably..

Wada Commission - more findings

Athletics

The independent commission set up by Wada has been critical of Wada itself. It found:

*Wada is under resourced to accomplish ‘necessary activities’

*Actual and potential conflicts of interest between Wada exec and foundation boards when it comes to dealing with non-compliance

*Wada has been ‘unduly tentative with signatories in requiring compliance and timely action’

*Wada has lots of good scientists but needs more investigators

*Needs to do more to encourage and help whistleblowers

"It's actually good for the sport"

Athletics

British Olympian Mara Yamauchi has been on BBC Radio 5 live giving her reaction to the Wada Commission report:

“I’m not very surprised, it helps to explain a lot of the suspicions I’ve had about particularly Russian athletes who I used to compete against.

“It’s actually good for the sport, Sebastian Coe says these are dark days but it’s good to root out problems like this. Hopefully this can be a turning point for athletics and we can have a serious effort to clean up the sport.”

'I can't wait to get started'

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Patrick Vieira has signed a three-year contract at New York City and begins work in the Big Apple on 1 January.

"I am delighted to take up the role of head coach," said the Franchman.

"To work with this squad, with (sporting director) Claudio Reyna and Rob Vartughian and the fantastic support team that is in place, is an exciting prospect for any coach.

"This established football set up, together with a passionate and loyal fan base - located in a special city which I know well - makes for an unparalleled opportunity that I am delighted to seize with both hands. I cannot wait to get started."

BreakingVieira appointed

Football

There had been rumours about this, and now it has been confirmed.

.@OfficialVieira appointed @NYCFC Head Coach. Full story: manc.it/1QdV6Ll #MCFC #NYCFC

.@OfficialVieira appointed @NYCFC Head Coach. Full story: manc.it/1QdV6Ll #MCFC #NYCFC

Man City's Head of Elite Development Squad Patrick Vieira is taking over at New York City - where he'll link up with former Blue Frank Lampard.

BreakingInterpol to lead doping investigation

Athletics

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International police body Interpol has said it will coordinate a French-led global investigation into doping allegations in athletics.

The body announced the news at the same time as a team of investigators for the World Anti-Doping Agency recommended disciplinary action against Russia.

Last week, French prosecutors accused the sport's governing body's ex-president Lamine Diack of being involved.

He is alleged to have taken bribes to cover up doping cases.

Forest to take action

Football

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

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The full-time whistle may have gone at the City Ground some 72 hours ago, but you might not have heard the end of Friday night’s East Midlands derby.

Nottingham Forest has confirmed to me they intend to take “any action necessary” against fans who were involved in crowd trouble following Forest’s 1-0 win.

Watch this space. 

Wada Commission - USA view

Athletics

U.S.Anti-Doping USADA "applauds the work of the WADA Commission in exposing a Russian effort to takeover sport through unlawful means"

In a statement, the USADA added: "The evidence released demonstrates a shocking level of corruption, and sends a clear message to Russia that they will not be allowed to cheat the world’s athletes and escape justice behind a wall of deception and lies."

Wada Commission - What happens next?

Athletics

The Wada Commission news conference is now over but, blimey, it was hard-hitting stuff.

The stories that came out of it will run and run and the repercussions will be huge.

What happens next? Well, It will now be down to Wada to implement the report.

Although the commission has no power to act on its findings, the report's co-author McLaren told BBC World Service he wanted to see the recommendations adopted.

"It certainly means that you have to change the governance structure significantly and probably the doping regime and how it's administered," he said.