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Summary

  1. West Ham and Chelsea fined after admitting misconduct charges
  2. Burgess didn't have the stomach to stay with rugby union - Ford
  3. Champion flat jockey Pat Eddery has died aged 63
  4. Curbishley interested in Fulham job
  5. GET INVOLVED: Send us your greatest non-league players using #bbcsportsday

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By Steve Canavan and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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Sportsday Live

That's it for Sportsday Live for Tuesday. It will return at 08:00 GMT on Wednesday.

bbc-coverageThe greatest non-league footballers?

BBC Radio 5 live sport, 19:30 GMT

Who are the best players to have come through the ranks of non-league football? 

5 live Sport have a special programme at 19:30 GMT on Tuesday looking at those stars who came through the ranks to play at the top level. 

If you miss it, or want to listen back, it will be made available as a podcast via the 5 live website. 

Stuart Pearce, Chris Smalling, Jamie Vardy, Charlie Austin and Ian Wright
BBC Sport

Kovacevic set to create history

Basketball

Basketball player Natasa Kovacevic who lost her lower left leg in a bus accident is set to become the first disabled European player to play in a professional team.

The 21-year-old, who will make her debut for Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, uses a special prosthesis.

The accident occurred when the 21-year-old was with another team - Gyor - and claimed the lives of the team's coach and general manager in September 2013.

Piggott pays tribute to Eddery

Horse Racing

Racing legend Lester Piggott has paid tribute to Pat Eddery after the 11-time champion jockey died at the age of 63.

Piggott, the winner of the Derby at Epsom nine times, was a friend and rival of Eddery.

"Pat Eddery was as fierce an opponent on the racecourse as he was a loyal and dear friend off it," said the 80-year-old.

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"He was a natural horseman, he exuded class and always knew what to do in a race.

"The horses he was associated with speak for themselves, and I doubt you’d find a jockey with a sharper tactical brain or stronger in a finish. He was a huge personality in the weighing room, and wasn’t slow to keep us all grounded with his wit and sense of humour. He will be sorely missed."

Russia not welcome - Cram

Athletics

BBC commentator and former world 1500m champion Steve Cram has told BBC Sport that Russia should be told they are no longer welcome in athletics until they can "get their house in order".

A World Anti Doping Agency independent commission examined allegations of doping, cover-ups, and extortion in Russian athletics, which also implicated the IAAF, the sport's world governing body.

Valencia undergoes operation

Football

Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia looks like he will be out of action for a bit...

Thank God came out well from the operation. Now think about my recovery. @ManUtd @ManUtd_Es

Thank God came out well from the operation. Now think about my recovery. @ManUtd @ManUtd_Es

Hampshire joins Cas despite new deal

Rugby League

Wigan full-back Ryan Hampshire has signed a new three-year deal - but been loaned to Castleford Tigers for the 2016 season.

"Kris Radlinski and [owner] Ian Lenagan have assured me that I have a big future with Wigan and I appreciate the club's support at this stage," the 20-year-old told the club website.

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BreakingBowyer leaves Blackburn

Football

Blackburn Rovers have parted company with manager Gary Bowyer.

The 44-year-old has been in charge on a permanent basis since May 2013 but the side are currently in 16th place in the Championship.

Republic of Ireland injury news

Football

Roy Keane expects injury doubts Shane Long, John O'Shea and Rob Elliot to miss the Republic of Ireland's Euro play-off against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

O'Shea is banned for Friday's first leg in Zelina and may miss Monday's second leg because of a hamstring injury.

Long has been out for several weeks because of ankle injury while Newcastle keeper Elliott has a thigh injury.

"With the injuries we've had, I kind of ruled the boys out," said Republic assistant manager Keane.

Roy Keane
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Race to the Super Bowl

American Football

If American Football is your thing, then you have a treat on Tuesday night with the BBC's NFL highlights show - Race to Super Bowl 50.

It will be on the Red Button and BBC Sport website at 22:30 GMT, ahead of its BBC2 showing at 00:15.

Presenter Mark Chapman will be joined by former Dallas, Houston and New York Giants cornerback Jason Bell and two-time Super Bowl winner Osi Umenyiora.

Farah loses race on baby name

Athletics

How do you choose a middle name for your newborn?

Well, if you are double Olympic champion Mo Farah you get inspiration from one of the loves of your life...football.

Gunners fan Farah has told OK Magazine that he wanted to give his newborn son Hussein the middle name of Arsenal - but wife Tania was less keen on the moniker and overruled her husband.

Mo farah and wife Tania
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Simmons returns to Windies role

Cricket

Phil Simmons has been re-instated as head coach of the West Indies team.

The 52-year-old former player, who took over the role earlier this year, was suspended last month after his outburst over the squad selections for the one-day leg of the Sri Lanka tour.

The Windies play Sri Lanka on Wednesday in the second T20 international.

Phil Simmons
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'We are ready to work with Wada'

Athletics in crisis

Igor Zagorskiy, deputy director of Rusada (Russia's Anti-Doping Agency), has been talking to BBC Radio 5 live about the current crisis gripping athletics in his country.

He didn't want to comment on the situation in any real detail but did say: “Rusada is fully open and ready to work together with Wada for every possible improvement.

“There is always room for improvement, you can always be better, we are on that track and we’ve been on that track together with WADA and we will continue this work on this.”

Ten on the trot

Football

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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He may not have the Ballon d'Ors of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but at least Zlatan Ibrahimovic can console himself with being, beyond doubt, the best player in Sweden.

The Paris St-Germain striker has won a record 10th Guldbollen (Golden Ball), the award given to the best male footballer in his home country.

It is the ninth year in a row that Ibrahimovic has lifted the award.

He won it for the first time in 2005, and has won it every year since former Arsenal midfielder Fredrik Ljungberg triumphed in 2006.

No other player has won the award more than twice.

Warburton eyes new signings

Football

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Rangers bossMark Warburtonsays he will not be afraid to suggest a £1m signing in January, despite the club's ongoing cash shortage. 

Rangers last week admitted they would need up to £2.5m of shareholder loans to see out the season, but Warburton brought in 11 players during the summer, three on loan, and he is looking for one or two in the winter transfer window. 

"We will put forward players we think can add value," said Warburton. "It's about trusting your judgement and getting the right value for the club. If it's near seven figures and we think it represents good value, we will put it to the board. Absolutely."

Ben Arfa's Newcastle hell

Football

Former Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa has told France Football of his "hell" on Tyneside as his career in English football drew to a close. 

The 28-year-old was prevented from joining Nice in January because of Fifa regulations and was left to train with the club's youngsters after then manager Alan Pardew finally lost patience with him and eventually sent out on an ill-fated loan spell to Hull. 

"It was a very, very difficult period. The worst of my career," he said. "It was as if my hell began at Newcastle. I did not understand. They gave me a nightmare. It was full of little cheap shots. And when I believed in me [getting out] by signing for Nice, they were forbidden to hire me until July." 

Hatem Ben Arfa
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Ford critical of Burgess

Rugby Union

Head coach Mike Ford believes Sam Burgess "didn't have the stomach" to fight for his future at Bath. 

The 26-year-old left the club last week to return to former club South Sydney Rabbitohs after just a year in the 15-a-side code.

"All I know is that he didn't have the stomach to see out his contract," said Ford. "For me this was the time to roll his sleeves up and become the player that I thought he could be - and he chose not to.

Mike Ford and Sam Burgess
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"You don't know what he was thinking, it wasn't until the final talk I had with him that I felt there was nothing more I could do. 

"But I did speak to him about that and about what a fantastic player he could be, and about the investment the club and the players had made in him, and that it was time to repay that. But he chose differently."

Tributes to Eddery

Horse Racing

Professional Jockeys Association executive director and former jockey Dale Gibson has paid tribute to former champion jockey Pat Eddery, who has died.

"It was a pleasure and a privilege to sit next to him on occasions and an even greater one to ride against him," said Gibson. 

"He never seemed to fluster or show any sign of nerves, whatever the circumstances. He developed his own unique style which some tried to copy but rarely replicated, his hands were silk, his whip action perfection.

"Pat's ability and passion were the same whether it was a Windsor seller on a Monday or an important Group 1 at Ascot."

Pat Eddery
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Aguero close to comeback

Football

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says he is making good progress as he works his way towards a return to action against Liverpool a week on Saturday after a hamstring injury.

"I don't think I'm too far away now," he told the club website. "Physically, I feel good and I've kept as fit as I can during my lay-off.

"I still need to work hard for another week and if not this week, then maybe next, I hope to start training with the rest of the lads and so my target is Liverpool. I'll take things slowly and not rush into anything."  

Sergio Aguero
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Diack suspended

Athletics

Former IAAF President Lamine Diack
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The IOC have just put out a statement confirming Lamine Diack's provisional suspension. They've also confirmed

  • They have asked the IAAF to initiate disciplinary procedures against all athletes accused of doping in the Wada report
  • The IOC will 're-test samples' from Sochi 2014 'should substantial doubts arise' about the Wada-accredited lab in last year's Winter Olympics

Stripped of medals?

Athletics in crisis

And another development in the scandal engulfing athletics...

BREAKING: IOC asks for disciplinary action against Russians in doping report; could strip medals.

BreakingDiack suspended

Athletics in crisis

Lamine Diack, the former President of IAAF, has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee

No award for Messi

Football

LM
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Here's a slightly bewildering fact courtesy of the Daily Telegraph.

No Barcelona player - so remember, this includes Messi and Neymar et al - has ever won La Liga's player of the month.

Granted, they only introduced the award two years ago in Spain but, still, it's certainly an interesting fact.

Full story here.

Carpet troubles

Pet Sickness

Testing times for double Olympic cycling champion Laura Trott.

Dog just threw up on the carpet.. Why can he never throw up in the kitchen!!

'The trust has gone'

Rugby Union

Mike Brown walks off after England's defeat to Australia
PA

England full-back Mike Brown says he has lost all trust in his team-mates after leaks from the dressing room.

Media reports claimed some players questioned Sam Burgess' World Cup selection over Luther Burrell.

The RFU confirmed a pre-tournament row occurred between Danny Cipriani and coach Mike Catt and is investigating claims kit man Dave Tennison urged players to buy particular shares.

"The trust has gone," Brown told the Daily Telegraph.

Klitschko shows his style

Boxing

Ben Dirs

BBC Sport

At the tennis centre in Going, up in the Austrian Alps, Wladimir Klitschko is about to give the assembled media a work-out. 

Klitschko, who defends his world heavyweight titles against Britain's Tyson Fury in Dusseldorf on 28 November, has assembled a cast of giants for sparring, including another Briton in the enormous Richard Towers and Finland's Robert Helenius. 

Beyond the partition, middle-aged hotel guests refine their groundstrokes. A stinking gym under some rattling railway lines this is not.

West Ham and Chelsea fined

Football

Just a bit more on the fines given to West Ham and Chelsea after they admitted a charge of failing to control their players.

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and manager Jose Mourinho were sent off, along with assistant first-team coach Silvino Louro.

The Blues had five other players booked in the last league game between the sides to be played at Upton Park in the league before the Hammers move to the Olympic Stadium next summer.

West Ham v Chelsea
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BreakingWada suspend Moscow lab

Athletics

Following yesterday's report, Wada have suspended the accreditation of the Moscow anti-doping centre at the heart of many allegations. It means they cannot carry out any Wada-related activities, including all analysis of urine and blood samples. 

England squad in full

Football

James Milner hasn't been replaced, so the 22-man squad for the Spain and France games is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Joe Hart (Man City), Tom Heaton (Burnley) 

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jones, Chris Smalling (Man United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham)

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham), Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Man United), Fabian Delph (Man City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City), Raheem Sterling (Man City)

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Wayne Rooney (Man United), Jamie Vardy (Leicester)

Milner out of England squad

Football

JM
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James Milner has pulled out of the England squad for the forthcoming friendlies against Spain and France.

The Liverpool midfielder has withdrawn with a thigh injury.

Roy Hodgson’s England team have arrived in Alicante to begin their preparations for Friday's match against Spain at the Estadio Jose Rico Perez.

They play France at Wembley on Tuesday, 17 November.

Vokes misses training

Football

From BBC Wales' man on the ground

1st @FAWales training session ahed of Dutch game. No Sam Vokes due to a minor knock. Should be ok for game.

1st @FAWales training session ahed of Dutch game. No Sam Vokes due to a minor knock. Should be ok for game.

Straight Outta Conference

Get Involved

We're asking which players you think would make an all-time Conference XI ahead of a special programme on BBC Radio 5 live tonight. 

David Pleat has put together his team for the show - who do you think should be in it? 

Warren Barton in midfield?!

David Pleat's non-league XI
BBC Sport

BreakingWest Ham and Chelsea fined

Football

West Ham and Chelsea have been fined £40,000 and £50,000 respectively after both clubs admitted Football Association misconduct charges.

It follows last month's ill-tempered game between the two sides.

Working hard

Tennis

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Andy Murray's former coach Mark Petchey says the Scot is already practising hard on clay for the Davis Cup final against Belgium in Ghent on 27-29 November.

Petchey predicts that the world number two will shake off injury concerns to play in the indoor hard court at the ATP World Tour Finals in London the week before.

Full video interview here. 

Buttler tipped to find form

Cricket

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England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler can put his struggles in the Test arena behind him when the one-day series starts against Pakistan, according to captain Eoin Morgan.

ODI vice-captain Buttler was dropped for the third Test in Sharjah after scoring 156 runs in his past 12 innings at an average of 13.

"I am confident he can recapture his form," said Morgan.

The first ODI of the four-match series takes place on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi.

Straight Outta Conference

Get Involved

Ahead of a 5 live sport show tonight on conference players who have gone on to bigger and better things, we're asking which players would make it into your all-time Conference XI?

Luton manager John Still's team is below - let us know who you think he's missed out using #bbcsportsday. 

From non-league to the Premier League More in 'Straight Outta Conference' from 8pm bbc.in/1NHmRuf

From non-league to the Premier League More in 'Straight Outta Conference' from 8pm bbc.in/1NHmRuf

Taking your chances

Football

20% - Man Utd have the best chance conversion rate of any team in the Premier League this season. Attack.

On fire

Football

2.46 - @MesutOzil1088 has averaged an assist every 2.46 @premierleague games, the best rate in PL history. Creator.

2.46 - @MesutOzil1088 has averaged an assist every 2.46 @premierleague games, the best rate in PL history. Creator.

Blackpool sue fan for £20,000

Football

BBC
BBC

The owners of Blackpool Football Club have each won £20,000 in damages after they were defamed by a fan on a website.

Owen and Karl Oyston sued supporter David Ragozzino over posts on a message board on Another View From the Tower.

The posts included "lurid allegations of a sexual nature" and allegations of "fraudulent and corrupt behaviour", a High Court hearing was told.

Judge Stephen Davies ruled the claims were of a "defamatory nature".

Full story here.

Tempting pay offer for Tuilagi

Rugby Union

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Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill says the club remain in talks with Manu Tuilagi over a new contract - and says the deal would make the England centre one of the highest paid in the world.

However - and this may be worrying for Tigers fans - it seems a deal is far from done.

"There's lots of rugby left in him, there's another 10 years left in Manu, and certainly in the next three years we'd like him to be here," said Cockerill.

“He wants to stay. We're made an offer that would make him up there with the highest paid players in the world.

“There's always other distractions. It's always flattering when you get courted by other people and we just have to be patient."

You'll find the full interview with BBC Radio Leicester here.