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  1. Everton 'trying to keep' Lukaku, says Koeman
  2. Firmino fit for Liverpool EFL Cup tie at Derby
  3. Hackers leak more British athletes' TUE details
  4. Gascoigne fined after pleading guilty to racist comment
  5. Rangers suspend Barton for three weeks
  6. Get Involved: Best displays of sportsmanship - #bbcsportsday

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By Bibhash Dash and Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

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So that brings us to the end of today's Sportsday live. Thanks for your company today and for all your fantastic contributions and 'best sportsmanship' stories.

Don't forget we'll be back tomorrow at 08:00 BST for another day of news and views, plus all the build-up to the EFL Cup action, day one of the final round in the County Championship, and much more. Until then, it's goodbye from us!

Court One roof 'on its way'


Wimbledon has just posted a short video showing cranes looming over Court One, as work begins to, eventually, construct a retractable roof.

It's due to be operational for the 2019 tournament.

But will it have its own Twitter account, like the Centre Court roof?

Of course it will.

Edwards gets Hampshire board director role


Charlotte Edwards signs autographs
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Former England Women's captain Charlotte Edwards is appointed a non-executive board director at Hampshire and the Southern Vipers, who she led to the title in the inaugural Women's Super League.

Edwards retired from international cricket in May after a 20-year career, and is the only player - man or woman - to captain England in 200 internationals.

She said of her latest role: "I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Ageas Bowl so far and I’m looking forward to working more closely with the club moving forward to help drive the development of cricket across Hampshire, alongside my role as captain of the Vipers."

Davis Cup 'a bonus' for Edmund & Evans


Great Britain's Davis Cup captain Leon Smith wants Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund to produce consistent results on tour, saying the team event is "a bonus".

Evans, 26, and 21-year-old Edmund were part of the team whose title defence was ended by a 3-2 defeat by Argentina in Glasgow at the weekend.

"The most important thing for Dan, Kyle and the others is doing a great job week in, week out," said Smith.

"Davis Cup is just two, three - in a great year, four - times a year."

Edmund and Evans have both reached career-high rankings this month.

Edmund, ranked 54th in the world, beat top-25 players Richard Gasquet and John Isner as he reached the fourth round of the US Open.

World number 56 Evans is yet to go beyond the third round of a major but held match point against eventual champion Stan Wawrinka at that stage before losing in five sets.

Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans
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Compton ready for cracking week


Should be a cracker this week! Great advert for the @CountyChamp good luck to my old team @SomersetCCC too - may the best team win!

Mixed feelings for Nick Compton? The Middlesex man once played for Somerset, so this week promises to be an interesting one for him. As you'll remember, Middlesex play Yorkshire at Lord's, with Somerset the third team in contention for the County Championship title. It can go either of three ways, no question, as Somerset play Nottinghamshire at Taunton.

If you need a reminder of the points difference, it goes...

  1. Middlesex 213
  2. Yorkshire 204
  3. Somerset 203

On this day …

1999: Alan Shearer scored five goals in Newcastle's 8-0 Premier League rout of Sheffield Wednesday.

2004: Steve Harmison became the first England player to pull out of the controversial winter tour to Zimbabwe.

2015: Japan pulled off the biggest shock in Rugby World Cup history with a stunning 34-32 win over South Africa at the Amex Stadium in Brighton.

Japan beat South Africa in Rugby World Cup
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Get Involved - best displays of sportsmanship


Matthew Fiford: Beijing 2008, Danish sailors mast broke, before the next race Croatians gave them their boat, Denmark won the gold.

Danny Caro: Walking when I feathered one to the wicketkeeper. And no-one appealed. Oppo bought me a pint after game.

Christopher Dell: Has to be when Jonny Howson rescued a pigeon last season!

The Canary did indeed rescue a pigeon during Norwich's 2-2 draw at West Ham in September 2015.

AIK's unique celebration with oldest fans


AIK's unique celebration of oldest fans

An amazing story from Sweden where club side AIK paid tribute to their elderly fans by walking out with 12 senior club members before Sunday's league match against Gefle.

Fittingly, AIK came out 1-0 winners.

'No chance of Liverpool complacency'

EFL Cup third round, Derby v Liverpool (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Ian Kennedy

Sports editor, BBC Radio Merseyside

Interesting listening to Jurgen Klopp – he clearly feels there’s a great quality about teams in the Championship – so there’ll be no chance of any complacency when it comes to tomorrow’s game at Derby. 

Sometimes games like this can catch you out if the attitude isn’t right, but since Klopp came to the club, the results against lower-league clubs – whether in competition or friendlies – have been excellent. 

Klopp will field a strong side, you can sure of that, and he’ll want to go one better than last season when they lost in the final.

BreakingHughes fined £8,000


Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has been fined £8,000 by the Football Association over the misconduct charge that followed his outburst during the 4-0 defeat by Tottenham on 10 September.

Hughes was sent to the stands after reacting angrily to decisions made by match officials - including the fourth official.

The Welshman admitted the charge of misconduct and accepted the "standard punishment", according to an FA statement.

Mark Hughes

Wes Brown close to Blackburn deal


BBC Radio Lancashire

Wes Brown has a picture taken with a fan
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Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle is very keen to sign former Manchester United and Sunderland defender Wes Brown, a free agent since leaving the Stadium of Light in the summer.

Brown, 36, injured his calf during pre-season with Rovers, but has proved his fitness with the club's under-23 side and is in advanced talks with the club about a deal.

"As soon as I get the green light from the owners that I can get that over the line, I'll pursue it vigorously," Coyle said.

"Wes is fit and ready to play. We've had daily chats, he is an outstanding man and think he is in good shape to play now."

Kane in high spirits


Good win yesterday! ⚽️ #COYS

Good win yesterday! ⚽️ #COYS

Don't forget though that Tottenham hope to learn the full extent of Harry Kane's ankle injury after the striker left Sunday's win over Sunderland on crutches.

Everton news conference

EFL Cup third round, Everton v Norwich (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku

Asked about whether a new contract for striker Romelu Lukaku (above) was in the offing, Ronald Koeman says: "The club are trying to keep him at the football club."

Koeman also confirmed that the Belgian will miss the EFL Cup tie against Norwich to rest a toe injury but will be fit for Saturday's league game at Bournemouth.

Striker Enner Valencia, who is on loan from West Ham, will start against Norwich.

Meanwhile, midfielder Darron Gibson will be out for three weeks after a groin operation.

Everton news conference

EFL Cup third round, Everton v Norwich (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Ronald Koeman
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Everton boss Ronald Koeman isn't having it that his unbeaten side, currently second in the Premier League, could be this season's Leicester.

"Normally we can't win the title - Leicester last season is an exception," the Dutchman says.

"You have the EFL Cup and the FA Cup - that's important for most of the teams.

"If I tell you we will fight for the title, most people will say 'the man is crazy'. The big teams have much more quality."

Shaw to have scan on groin injury


Simon Stone

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Etienne Capoue and Luke Shaw challenge for the ball
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Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is to have a scan on a long-standing groin injury.

Shaw, 21, is understood to have been playing with the injury during Sunday's 3-1 defeat by Watford, after which he was criticised by manager Jose Mourinho.

The defender, 21, returned from a broken leg at the start of the season. He has started all of United's Premier League games so far.

Everton news conference

EFC Cup third round, Everton v Norwich (Tues 19:45 BST)

More from Everton boss Ronald Koeman, previewing Tuesday's home EFL Cup third-round tie against Norwich.

"We start tomorrow with a strong team.

"If we look to Norwich I count them as a Premier League team and not as a Championship team."

Everton news conference

EFL Cup, Everton v Norwich (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is now facing the media with his side second in the Premier League after an unbeaten start to the season.

He says the players are still adjusting to his methods after taking over in the summer, adding: "The results are helping in that process because if you win everybody is happy. That's good but we know ourselves it's only the start of the season and we need to improve. We can improve - if we want to fight for Europe.

"We changed, we brought new players and it looks like everyone has settled down. But we need to work hard.

"There is no reason not to be happy. The fans like it, and the fans like it most when the team is winning."

Lions call-ups for Ball and Dawson


Jake Ball

Hampshire's Liam Dawson and Nottinghamshire's Jake Ball (pictured), who are both set to tour Bangladesh with England next month, have been named in the England Lions squad that will travel to Dubai for a training camp and matches against United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan in November and December.

Ball has played one Test for England while Dawson has featured in a one-day international and a twenty20 for the Three Lions.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced three squads as part of its 'international pathway' programme, as well as a nine-strong list of players designated overseas placements.

It is part of a rebranded development strategy which provides opportunities in the Lions, the Young Lions, a pace programme and the overseas placements.

Everton news conference (15:30 BST)

EFL Cup, Everton v Norwich (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Juliette Ferrington

BBC Radio 5 live at Finch Farm

Everton's Finch Farm training ground
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Rebuilding work on and off the pitch at Everton's training ground; the team revived under Ronald Koeman after making their best start to a Premier League season as work continues on new facilities at Finch Farm.

The mood here has been transformed to that of four months ago with Everton unbeaten this season and hoping to make it six wins a row with the visit of Norwich in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.

Ronald Koeman put out a strong side in the previous round and the same is expected again as the Toffees look to book their place in the fourth round.

It's 'weird but fun' for Gillespie


Decider 'great advert' for county cricket - Gillespie

Amid the issue of Jonny Bairstow's county v country (09:07 BST entry), let's not forget outgoing Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie will be hoping to sign off with the club's third-straight County Championship title - the last time they did this was in 1968.

Yorkshire play table-toppers Middlesex at Lord's in the final match of the season, with fellow title rivals Somerset playing Nottinghamshire.

Gillespie said: "It’s going to be weird but fun. It’s going to be a fun week regardless because we’re watching cricket and will be involved in a race for a title. I can’t wait. I’m just so excited.

"I love my job here, and it’s tough to walk away from something you love. But, as I’ve said, my family are back in Australia, and it’s time to put them first."

Everton news conference (15:30 BST)

EFL Cup, Everton v Norwich (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Mike Hughes

Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

Everton manager Ronald Koeman

Everton take on Norwich City in the third round of the League Cup at Goodison tomorrow night, looking for their sixth consecutive victory.

Saturday's 3-1 win against Middlesbrough was their fourth win in a row in the Premier League and they also confidently saw off Yeovil in the last round of this competition.

Ronald Koeman could hardly have made a more impressive start since becoming manager. It's not just the improvement in results, but the rediscovery of those vital components that are necessary for footballing success. Everton are once again determined, aggressive and resilient and the fans are very impressed.

Club captain Phil Jagielka has spoken of almost a "fear factor" in the dressing room, so keen are the players to prove their worth to the new man in charge.

There could well be changes against Norwich, but they won't be wholesale ones. Ramiro Funes Mori could get a start and Gareth Barry could be rested after a memorable 600th Premier League appearance on Saturday.

Hackers leak more GB athletes' TUE details

Olympic Games

You can read our developing story on the release of more British athletes' medical files by hackers here.

Eight GB gold medalists from the Rio Olympics, including Mo Farah, Helen Glover and Justin Rose, have had their details made public. 

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, who won doubles gold in Rio, has also had his medical details leaked.

Hackers, calling themselves 'Fancy Bears', accessed records detailing therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs), which allow the use of banned substances due to athletes' verified medical needs.

Thou shalt not talk (about Manchester United)

EFL Cup, Northampton v Manchester United (Weds 19:45 BST)

Rob Page
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Northampton manager Rob Page had an interesting way of dealing with being drawn to face Manchester United in the cup. He's been speaking at the pre-match conference at Sixfields.

"I banned the players from talking about it as we had to focus on the league game in hand," Page said. "I didn't want to take the focus off the league campaign and we've had two wins since the draw was made and some great results in the league, which has been our focus.

"We've got the weekend out of the way now. It was a disappointing result for us so we need to put things right from the weekend and get back the aspects of our game that were missing, which we've had for most of the other matches so far this season."

Northampton's 31-game unbeaten run in the league - dating back to December - ended on Saturday as Chesterfield beat them 3-1.

When will Stoke win a match?


BBC Radio Stoke commentator Matt Sandoz is not feeling optimistic that the Potters are going to win a league game any time soon...

So far this season, Stoke have just the one point from five games and are bottom of the table.

Thinking of growing a beard until Stoke City's first Premier League win. How long do you think it'll get? #scfc

Thinking of growing a beard until Stoke City's first Premier League win. How long do you think it'll get? #scfc

Hackers leak more British athletes' TUE details

Olympic Games

Hackers allegedly from Russia have released more athletes' medical files stolen from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) medical database.

The sportspeople named include eight British gold medalists from the Rio Olympics, among them athlete Mo Farah, rower Helen Glover and golfer Justin Rose.

Rower Pete Reed, cyclist Callum Skinner and hockey players Alex Danson, Crista Cullen and Samantha Quek were also identified.

The records released by the group calling itself "Fancy Bears" mostly detail Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), allowing banned substances to be taken for athletes' verified medical needs.  

There is no suggestion the athletes are involved in any wrongdoing.

Rashid not 'in a strong enough mental frame of mind'


Adil Rashid

England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has released a statement on why he will not be playing for second-placed Yorkshire in this week's County Championship finale.

On Sunday, Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale was asked on social media if Rashid had requested to be rested for the match against leaders Middlesex, starting on Tuesday. Gale tweeted: "Yes, he wants to rest. That's his decision. I'll take 11 lads on the field who will give everything to win." 

On Monday, Rashid wrote on Twitter: "One of my closest family members has been very ill and was recently admitted to hospital. I didn't feel that I am in a strong enough mental frame of mind to be at my best. 

"Although I did make myself available if I was required to play, I felt I could be letting the lads down."

Rashid added that a "heavy period of cricket" for Yorkshire and England "has been both physically and mentally draining".

Watch Match of the Day on iPlayer


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Simply head here to watch Match of the Day on the iPlayer (UK only).

The good news for Manchester United and Stoke fans is this is Saturday's edition, so your defeats yesterday don't feature.

Did the Brownlee brothers cross a line?


Alistair Brownlee helps his brother Jonathan towards the finish line
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He ain't heavy. He's my brother.

A triathlon coach explains why Alistair Brownlee helping his brother Jonathan over the line at the World Series was within the rules.

There have been questions about whether what the pair did was legal, so where exactly do the rules stand on giving a helping hand? Head here to find out.

'Do it in the right manner'


Mark Warburton
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Rangers manager Mark Warburton has been having his say on the Joey Barton issue. The midfielder has been suspended for three weeks, after he was sent home from training last week following a heated argument with a team-mate.

Warburton was speaking at Rangers' pre-match news conference for the Scottish League Cup quarter-final against Queen of South.

He said: "The environment we create for the players and the staff is about giving respectful opinion. I always want opinion. I'll never have a problem with a player knocking on my door to talk about a session. Do it in the right manner or else they'll get a flea in their ear.

"It's about being respectful with the way we deal with each other. That's the way society is these days, it's changing. So I have no problem with players expressing opinions at all. It's how you deliver the message which will always be key to myself and my staff."

England to face France next month


England women will take on France in October in a friendly which will mark the start of their Euro 2017 preparations.

The Lionesses will play the side third in the Fifa world rankings at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster on Friday, 21 October at 20:00 BST.

England face Belgium away on Tuesday in their final qualifier and a draw will ensure they top their group.

Qualification is already assured. 

Get Involved - best displays of sportsmanship


Liam Poss: Miroslav Klose scored with his hand for Lazio against Napoli then told the ref to disallow the goal. They lost 3-0 in the end.    

Arran Higgs: David Purley stopping midway through a GP and attempting to save Roger Williamson from his burning car. No one else stopped.

Interesting example, Arran, although what Purley did - at the 1973 Dutch GP - went beyond simple sportsmanship. His actions, which tragically were in vain, earned him the George Medal for bravery.

What examples of great sportsmanship have you encountered? Tweet #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or head to the BBC Sport Facebook page.

'Today's cars more boring'

Formula 1

Fernando Alonso
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McLaren driver Fernando Alonso hopes next season's F1 cars will prove a bit more thrilling than the current setup.

The 35-year-old Spaniard told Cadena Ser radio: "Today's cars are less attractive, more boring than with respect to a few years back. It's not the Formula One that we knew.

"Next year, with the change of rules, the cars are going to be five seconds faster and I'm hopeful that Formula One will be more attractive for the driver."

Alonso finished seventh in the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, and he is currently 11th in the drivers' championship standings.

10 tweets that sum up weekend's football


This is definitely worth a look - BBC three have picked out 10 tweets that sum up the weekend's football.

From Liverpool rubbing salt into Manchester United's wounds to a 21st-century tech problem causing havoc in Bradford, this will raise a smile.

Just head here and enjoy.

WWWWWWW. Sorry, the W seems to be stuck on my keyboard... #pafc #EXEARG

Northampton Town news conference

EFL Cup, Northampton v Manchester United (Weds 19:45 BST)

A warning for Manchester United's players...

Alex Revell says he'll make sure Man Utd defenders know they've been in a game on Wed #ntfc #cobblers #bbcsportsday

Alex Revell says he'll make sure Man Utd defenders know they've been in a game on Wed #ntfc #cobblers #bbcsportsday

Northampton Town news conference

EFL Cup, Northampton v Manchester United (Weds 19:45 BST)

Northampton Town players and manager are facing the media to preview Wednesday's EFL Cup visit of Manchester United.

Left-back David Buchanan is among them...

David Buchanan says it's a "dream come true" as a Man Utd fan, to be playing them #ntfc #cobblers #bbcsportsday

David Buchanan says it's a "dream come true" as a Man Utd fan, to be playing them #ntfc #cobblers #bbcsportsday

Liverpool news conference

EFL Cup, Derby v Liverpool (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Some more detail from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's news conference and specifically striker Roberto Firmino, who missed Friday's win at Chelsea due to a groin strain.

"The medical department told me he could have played against Chelsea, but I have heard the word risk too often so I decided no," said Klopp.

"I was very happy that it worked out. They told me if I gave him three days he would be perfect so today is the fourth day."

On Tuesday's opponents Derby, who have won only one league game so far this season, he said: "If I was the manager of Derby I'd tried to use this competition for the turnaround. 

"There is no pressure on them. This game is a big opportunity. We watched as many games as possible of them and they created many more chances than they actually used. They have a good quality, very experienced manager."

Northampton Town news conference

EFC Cup, Northampton v Man Utd (Weds, 19:45 BST)

Rob Page is here with the national media ahead of our cup tie with @ManUtd

Rob Page is here with the national media ahead of our cup tie with @ManUtd

"So you must be feeling confident facing a side that has lost three on the spin..."  

Leicester news conference

EFL Cup, Leicester v Chelsea (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Islam Slimani
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Leicester City's record signing Islam Slimani marked his Premier League debut with two goals against Burnley at the weekend.

Ranieri: "It’s difficult to say how many goals Slimani can score. It’s important he plays for his team mates."

Meanwhile, Ranieri was asked what his compatriot Antonio Conte can do at Chelsea: "I think he can bring trophies. He’s a winner. He needs time. I think he can leave some trophies."

Leicester news conference

EFL Cup, Leicester v Chelsea (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Some Leicester team news from Claudio Ranieri, who says: "Ron Robert Zieler make a very good match [against Burnley]. I continue with him. I think Schmeichel is ready for the weekend.

"Danny Simpson is good. After the first match, he’s good. He could play. Nampalys Mendy is not ready for tomorrow. He start to make training session but he’s not ready. I’m thinking also of Yohan Benalouane tomorrow. He’s ready."

Leicester news conference

EFL Cup, Leicester v Chelsea (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Leicester City will meet an old friend when they take on Chelsea in the EFL Cup, namely one N'Golo Kante, who was so instrumental in their Premier League triumph last season.

So how does Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri think the reunion will go? "I’ll give him a very warm welcome. I’m sure our fans must appreciate what he did last season and give a warm welcome back.

"N’Golo was very important for us. Maybe more important for us than Chelsea as they have so many defensive midfielders."

N'Golo Kante
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