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  1. Nine Premier League news conferences
  2. Eddie Jones close to England job
  3. Ian Bell dropped for England tour of South Africa
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By Matt Davis, Jack Skelton and Chris Osborne

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That brings to an end 11 hours of red-hot Sportsday action. It all starts again at 08:00 GMT tomorrow morning - make sure you join us.

Five of the best

Federer marches on


You probably know that Roger Federer continued his supreme form at the ATP World Tour finals by beating Kei Nishikori earlier.

But you may not have seen five of the best shots of the match. You can do it right here.

I've called my baby Bermondsey

...and not told my wife

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If you missed this earlier, it's worth flagging it up again.

If you didn't miss it earlier, it's worth reminding yourself.

A cracking story from the Southwark News.

Millwall fan Mike Bloomfield has named his newborn son 'Bermondsey Millwall Den Bloomfield’ – without telling his wife.

On a side note, his dog is named after Lions legend Barry Kitchener.

Crolla crowing


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Anthony Crolla is convinced it will be second time lucky when he challenges WBA lightweight champion Darleys Perez in Manchester on Saturday.

Home fighter Crolla boxed his Colombian rival to a draw in July, although many observers thought he won the fight

"Since the first fight I have developed as a boxer and a fighter and I have no doubts I'll bring that world title home. I know I have all the answers."  

'Macho' referees get it in the neck


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Speaking of wrestling, this story reminded me of the late, great Macho Man Randy Savage.

Dundee United midfielder John Rankin says referees' "macho" attitudes sometimes get in the way of developing good relationships with players.

Ohhhh yeah!!!

The Man That Gravity Forgot


Adrian Neville

WWE superstar and big Newcastle united fan Adrian Neville hastaken on Mark Lawrenson with his Premier League predictions.

Proud Geordie Neville - known as The Man That Gravity Forgot for his high-flying style - name checks a few well-known Newcastle names. But also has this little gem.

"Then there was big Pav Srnicek, our rock in goal for many years, who lived near my estate when I was a boy. I used to ride to his house on my bike just to see his car's number plate 'Pav 1'."

Ben Foden = Clever boy

Rugby Union

Sucking up to the guy who's about to become the new England boss, Ben?

Don't blame you one bit.

England and Northampton back Foden has not played for his country for two years.

Have I ever said how much I like Eddie Jones as a Coach 👀 #gettinginthereearly

'Far from what I want at Watford'

Watford v Man Utd (Saturday, 12:45 GMT)

More from Watford boss Quique Flores from today's news conference:

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Flores (aghast) when put to him how quickly he's sorted out team: "No, no, no. We are really far from what I want from Watford." #watfordfc

'When he tackled you, the lights went out'

Jonah Lomu remembered

Jonah Lomu

We highly recommend you have a read of former England and Lions centre Jeremy Guscott'stribute to Jonah Lomu.

The legendary New Zealand wing died this week at the age of 40.

Watford v Manchester United (Sat 12:45 GMT)


The football might not be thrilling but it's been effective for Manchester United so far and they have the chance to go top with a win over Watford on Saturday.

Or will the Hornets continue to impress? Play our BBC Sport Predictor.

Watford v Manchester United
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'De Gea top three in the world'

Watford v Man Utd (Saturday, 12:45 GMT)

Geoff Doyle

BBC Three Counties Radio sport

De Gea
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"Watford boss Quique Flores say Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is in the top three of best keepers in the world.

"Flores gave De Gea his debut at Atletico Madrid and comes up against him on Saturday. 'He was amazing. Then, we used to say - he will probably be the best goalkeeper in the world.

"'You could see then. He has everything you need. He can control their style of play, control with the ball, in the air, under the goal, in front of the goal. For me he is in the top three best goalkeepers in the world'."

Cobblers problems continue


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Northampton Town are having a complete nightmare.

Under an administration petition from the local council over a £10.25m loan and a winding-up petition from HM Revenue & Customs, they could now see a potential takeover collapse.

Kelvin Thomas' deal to take over League Two side from current chairman David Cardoza is in doubt.

There future of the club is in genuine peril. We feel for you Cobblers fans.

Aussies taking over?

Rugby Union

Press Association rugby union correspondent Duncan Bech, referencing Eddie Jones potentially becoming the new England boss, tweets...

Wallabies capt Stephe Moore on Australia's Eddie Jones coaching England: 'Aw mate, we’ve got an Aussie coaching your cricket team as well'

Asking Haskins


Lee Haskins

You can take the boy out of Bristol...

Lee Haskins talks 50 Cent and Denzel Washington as he faces 60 seconds of questions.

 The 31-year-old defendshis interim IBF bantamweight world title fight against Randy Caballero in Las Vegas on Saturday.

20 years of Buffon


Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made his Serie A debut 20 years ago today, keeping a clean sheet for Parma in a 0-0 draw with AC Milan.

Buffon, 37, joined Juventus in 2001 for £32.6m, a world-record fee for a keeper, and has since won six domestic titles and the 2006 World Cup with Italy.

Gianluigi Buffon made his Serie A debut 20 years ago today... And he's barely aged since!

Gianluigi Buffon made his Serie A debut 20 years ago today... And he's barely aged since!

'Dropped like a hot potato'


Isabelle Wallace
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Two bits of interesting information from this piece on Isabelle Wallace.

1. The 19-year-old has switched her allegiance back to Australia because she believes she did not get enough LTA support.

2. Her dad, Alan, is a family baker.

Remembering the Best


George Best
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Wednesday, 25 November will mark 10 years since the death of the late, great George Best.

The Manchester United and Northern Ireland legend will be remembered by fans at Old Trafford in the seventh minute of the Champions League game against PSV. Supporters group Stretford End Flags are urging fans to switch on the torches on their mobile phones.

"Old Trafford will be lit up on the 25th of November in fond memory of an ordinary man with an extraordinary talent. Thank you to the Manchester United supporters for this beautiful gesture," said Best's sister Barbara McNarry.

Fearless Federer


Roger Federer

Roger Federer is looking on tip top form at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

The Swiss has beaten Kei Nishikori 7-5 4-6 6-4 to maintain his 100% record in the group.

He's sailed through to the semi-finals, where he will be joined by either Novak Djokovic or Tomas Berdych.

'They've got an agenda'

Swans boss hits back

Gary Monk

Swansea City manager Garry Monk believes speculation about him facing the sack is caused by people outside the club with an

"Of course I've been disappointed with some of the things which have been written. A lot of it has been irresponsible," he said.

Spanish athlete banned



Spanish middle-distance runner Marta Dominguez Azpeleta has been stripped of her 2009 World Championships gold and 2010 Europeran Championships silver in the 3000m steeplechase after a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling.

The 40-year-old was found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation and has been banned fr three years following abnormalities in her Athlete Biological Passport (ABP).  

Rotherham sign Kelly


Championship side Rotherham United have signed Republic of Ireland international defender Stephen Kelly on a deal until the end of the season.

The 32-year-old has been without a club since leaving Reading at the end of last season.

'Difficult to asses how good Vettel is'

Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton
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Lewis Hamilton is used to burning rubber but the F1 champion has tried his hand at burning bridges by criticising three fellow drivers in one go.

"I have a lot of respect for Sebastian Vettel, but it's difficult to assess how good he really is," Hamilton told German magazine Sport Bild.

"He's never been in a team with someone like Fernando Alonso, but always with people like Mark Webber, who was not on his level, and Kimi Raikkonen, who is no longer at the peak of his performance."

So that's Seb, Webber and Kimi he's possibly offended there then.

Who is Matty Foulds?


Fair to say this is one for the future from Everton.

There's not much to tell you about the 17-year-old, Bradford-born, left-footed central defender.

In fact, that's probably everything.

Oh. He's placed twice for Bury - in the League Cup and in the Football League Trophy.

Ferrari ordered to stand trial


Lance Armstrong's former doctor, Michele Ferrari, has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly helping a biathlete to dope.

Michele Ferrari
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Ferrari was banned for life by both the Italian Cycling Federation in 2002 and the United States Anti-Doping Agency in the 2012 case that saw Armstrong stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

Italian biathlete Daniel Taschler and his father Gottlieb - a vice president of the International Biathlon Union - were also indicted by a preliminary judge in Italy, where doping is a crime.

Both Ferrari and the Taschlers deny any wrongdoing.

Kenny takes a hit


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Thanks for that Paddy.

Former Republic of Ireland keeper Paddy Kenny, 37, has left Bury 13 days into his short-term contract after suffering a hamstring injury.

"He had guaranteed money there but he has said he can't take money off the football club, which is quite a unique circumstance," said Bury boss David Flitcroft.

Broad on Bell


Stuart Broad says that Ian Bell has got what it takes to get back into the England Test team. Bell was dropped for the tour of South Africa, but speaking to BBC Nottingham Sport, Broad said "he's a world class player he'll be really disappointed, but he'll be very determined to work hard and get back in. 

"We know that opportunities do arise - he won't see this at the end of his career. He'll be working hard after a bit of break to improve and put runs on the board. He'll be very determined to get back to his best - that starts by breaking it down and getting back in the nets."

Stuart Broad and Ian Bell bat for England
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BreakingFederer beats Nishikori


Roger Federer has beaten Kei Nishikori 7-5 4-6 6-4 at the ATP World Tour Finals. 

You can get reaction on BBC Two, on BBC Radio 5 live, or on our live text page

'Not long now'


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Liverpool club captain Jordan Henderson has posted on Instagram about his recovery from a broken foot. Earlier we brought you news from Jurgen Klopp who said the England midfielder would be back in training next week.

"Feeling better everyday, Thanks to all the medical/fitness staff! And thanks for all your support. Hopefully not to long now

Federer v Nishikori

ATP World Tour Finals

It's 4-4 in the deciding set. Which way will it go? Enjoy the conclusion right here...


'Two more games' for Warnock at QPR


QPR interim manager Neil Warnock
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Neil Warnock expects to be in charge of Queens Park Rangers for two more games, BBC Radio London reports.

The 66-year-old was placed in interim charge of the R's after Chris Ramsey was sacked on 4 November. 

He oversaw the 0-0 draw with Preston on 7 November and has brought in Kevin Blackwell to assist him at Loftus Road. Warnock, who was boss of QPR from March 2010 to January 2012, returned to the Championship club in an advisory role in October. 

QPR's next two matches are at Middlesbrough on Friday and home to Leeds next Saturday, suggesting an appointment before their trip to Reading on Thursday, 3 December.

Rodriguez may need surgery


Jay Rodriguez
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Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez may require surgery on a foot injury, according to manager Ronald Koeman.

The England striker last played for the Saints in the 2-2 draw with Leicester on 17 October.

"Jay is not good, it's now a long time and we have to make now a really tough decision how we have to do the treatment.

“Maybe it will be a surgery next week. Still his feet is a problem, it gives a lot of pain. We did everything and now, the final call, maybe it will be surgery next week.”

Rodriguez missed the whole of last season with a knee injury, only returning in August.

Dodoo goes on loan


Leicester City forward Joe Dodoo has joined League One side Bury on a one-month loan.

The 20-year-old scored a hattrick for Leicester against the Shakers in the second round of the League Cup in August.

Get Involved


Bryan Habana scores a try for South Africa
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In light of Richie McCaw's retirement, we're asking who the all-time greats are who are still taking part in sport. 

Carl Harrison: South Africa winger BryanHabana. No question.

Staino Chisom Austine:The only one Zlatan Ibrahimovic! Be careful or he will retire you before you know it!

James Clarky: It's gotta be Jimmy Anderson. He is England's best bowler at the moment, the master of swing. Truly brilliant. 

Get involved by using #bbcsportsday or on the BBC Sport facebook page.

Federer 7-5 4-6 Nishikori


We spoke too soon - Roger Federer blows a 4-1 lead as Kei Nishikori hits back to take the second set 6-4.

Watch the deciding set live on BBC Two, listen on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra or follow our live text here.

Poulter playing through the pain

Englishman shares lead in Dubai

Ian Poulter

Ian Poulter shares a four-way lead with fellow Englishman Andy Sullivan, German Martin Kaymer and Australian Marcus Fraser after the opening round of the World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Poulter has been struggling with a foot injury though, and took a pain-killing injection before the round.

Eddie Jones 'an awesome human being'

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With Eddie Jones expected to become the next England coach, former South Africa second-row Bakkies Botha has given his thoughts on the potential appointment.

Jones was a consultant with the Springboks when they won the World Cup in 2007.

Eddie Jones

"I think it will be a good step and a positive step forward for English rugby if Eddie Jones is announced coach," he said.

"He’s an awesome human being and a coach. When you play against a team that Eddie Jones coaches you know you will get a surprise package in the game. 

"He coached the Japanese team and they outplayed the Springboks through cleverness, not brutality or strength and that’s the type of coach Eddie is."

Boxing 'trash talk has thin line'


Leon McKenzie says boxers need to keep "trash talk" professional after he felt comments about his depression by John McCallum "went below the belt".

Leon McKenzie
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McKenzie, who has previously revealed that he attempted to take his own life while suffering from depression, defeated McCallum in October.

"There's trash talking and trying to sell tickets, and then there's going below the belt by mentioning personal issues," the 37-year-old told BBC Radio Norfolk. "There's a thin line in regards to keeping it professional and he didn't."

Answer Time

A Question of Sport Teaser

Earlier we asked: Richie McCaw and which four other players have won 130 or more international caps?

The answers are:

  • Richie McCaw (New Zealand) - 148
  • Brian O'Driscoll (Ireland and Lions) - 141
  • George Gregan (Australian) - 139
  • Keven Mealamu (New Zealand) - 132
  • Ronan O'Gara (Ireland and Lions) - 130

Tough one today so congratulations if you got all those answers.