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Summary

  1. Gareth Southgate England news conference after 18:00 BST
  2. Johanna Konta beats Shuai Zhang 6-4 6-0 to reach China Open semis
  3. Andy Murray beats Kyle Edmund 7-6 6-2 in China Open last eight
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I keep hearing what English players can't do

Football

England interim manager Gareth Southgate: "This is a great opportunity to show what English players can do. I keep hearing about what English player cannot do, but I have seen what they can do. I want them to show it."

Fans are behind us

Football

Theo Walcott: "If you see something on the pitch which is not working, you need to stand up and change it.

"Having that much support at ewmbley shows hwow much faith people have behind us. We want to make people enjoy English football again and the Premier League is the best league in the world. 

"We want everyone to stand up and be involved in the game. When the fans are involved, that extra percentage helps."

Freedom is important

Football

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott: "I don't want this time to stop. I have been working hard and I want to be better than the opposition. It is stuff people won't see, but deep down you know you are ready for the match having trained well during the week.

"I want this form to continue and you have the support of the team-mates too. It is a completely new bunch of players but we want to put the dis of the Euros right, there is no reason why we cannot do better. It is great that comes from the manager.

"When we have the freedom to express ourselves, that bodes well for the future."

There is a line

Football

England interim manager Gareth Southgate: "As a coach, you have to have agility. Showing different skills at different moments.

"I have not had to be firm in discipline this week and those who have been with me in the Under-21 side know there is a line. You have to be clear on why you are doing things."

Players have desire

Football

Interim manager Gareth Southgate on taking charge of the senior side:

"I am hugely excited by the match. The sell-out crowd shows what England means to the supporters and I don't think any country in the world will have a crowd like ours.

"My pride in leading the team is echoed by the players' desire to do well. It has shone through how much they want to make the country proud. I believe over the next few years they will."

Rooney captains England

Football

Interim manager Gareth Southgate confirms Wayne Rooney will start as England captain.

"I am sure the full team will leak out but I don't want to give the opposition advantage of knowing our team. It is the professional thing to do.

"Wayne Rooney's ability to control the game an his exp. We will have more of the ball against Malta so I expect us to control the game. We will need to show patience and stick to our princicples of playing. Maybe we can get an early go. 

"I want us to be brave, prepare to take chances."

Lots of injuries

Football

Gareth Southgate gives an injury update: "We are monitoring Gary Cahill. We have lost a few players this week and times I was thinking if this is the landscape all the time. Fortunately, I am used to dealing with that.

"We will have a look after the Malta game to see if we can bring anyone in."

England news conference

Football

Interim manager Gareth Southgate is in his seat to preview England's game against Malta on Saturday.

Let's hear what he has to say...

Can Sir Chris Hoy cut it at Le Mans?

Motorsport

Has six-time Olympic cycling champions Sir Chris Hoy got what it takes to compete in motorsport's most gruelling test, the Le Mans 24 hour race?  

Can Chris Hoy cut it at Le Mans?

England news conference

Football

We should be hearing from interim manager Gareth Southgate soon.

Southgate's autograph on the Euro 96 shirt at #eng hotel. Southgate media conference here later.

Southgate's autograph on the Euro 96 shirt at #eng hotel. Southgate media conference here later.

Please don't make me go, please

Football

Francesco Guidolin was actually in Bradley's press conference, listening from the start but got ushered out. How very awkward.

Here he is, Guidolin, at the back at the Swansea Marriott before Bradley started talking. Very bizarre.

Here he is, Guidolin, at the back at the Swansea Marriott before Bradley started talking. Very bizarre.

Scotland always strive to win

Football

Captain Darren Fletcher insists Scotland are not getting preoccupied with how many points they should get ahead of their World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania and Slovakia.  

Scotland always strive to win, says captain Darren Fletcher

QPR handed misconduct fine

Football

QPR
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Queens Park Rangers have been fined £7,500 by the Football Association after admitting a charge of misconduct in the west London derby at Fulham.

The R's "failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion" during Saturday's 2-1 win.

Referee Lee Mason stated three QPR players surrounded him after awarding Fulham a 95th-minute penalty in the Championship game, which was missed.

Rangers have also been warned about their further conduct.

Injured Valencia chased by police

Football

This is like something out of a Benny Hill script...

Everton forward Enner Valencia is pursued by police in Ecuador after leaving the field injured during a match against Chile, the officers wanted to speak to the striker about alleged unpaid alimony.  

Enner Valencia: Everton striker chased by police

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When has sport made you smile?

Sergio Aguero
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Tony Lee Currie: SergioAguero's 93:20 winner vs QPR to snatch the league title from Manchester United.  

Kevin Burgess: The decision to not deduct 10 points from Q.P.R that ensured us the championship title and premier league football the following season. Get in!

Alan Wordley: Jonny Wilkinson slotting the drop goal v Australia in the Rugby World Cup final.

Christopher Stanley: Jurgen Klopp, enough said.

Thanks to everyone who joined in with World Smile Day today, keep smiling into your weekend! 

Italy send Pelle home for 'disrespect'

Football

Graziano Pelle
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Italy have sent striker Graziano Pelle home after he refused to shake the coach's hand after being brought off against Spain.

The ex-Southampton forward, who now plays in China, was substituted by Giampiero Ventura in the 1-1 draw against Spain on Thursday. But he walked past Ventura and ignored his outstretched hand as he made his way off the pitch for Ciro Immobile. Italy were 1-0 down at the time.

"Being part of the national team begins with showing respect for the staff, team-mates and fans," read an Italian Football Federation statement.

"The head coach together with the FIGC has decided to exclude Graziano Pelle due to his disrespectful behaviour."

Lafferty questions marks for O'Neill

Northern Ireland v San Marino (Saturday 19:45 BST)

Kyle Lafferty
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Michael O'Neill's main selection issue for Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifier against San Marino looks to be whether to start Kyle Lafferty.

Lafferty, 29, made little impression in the draw against the Czech Republic last month and has since remained largely out of favour at Norwich.

Manager O'Neill must decide whether to again opt for a lone central striker in Saturday's game at Windsor Park.

QPR's Conor Washington and Charlton's Josh Magennis are the other options.

Boxers need support - Froch

Boxing

Carl Froch
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Carl Froch knocked out George Groves with his last punch in professional boxing

Carl Froch has said retired boxers should be supported, to help them with mental health issues.

Former world featherweight champion Barry McGuigan voiced his support for a foundation for boxers with mental health issues yesterday. And Froch agreed that retired boxers can struggle to readjust after a life in "such a bravado sport".

“Retired fighters find it hard to get back into civilian life after they retire," he told Radio 5 live. "They have nothing else to do, they’ve only ever known boxing since they were kids. A lot of them get a taste of super-stardom and almost reach financial freedom, but 95% of them don’t. 

“Support does need to be provided. People keep [mental health issues] under the hat. Especially boxers, where it’s such a bravado sport, you don’t want to admit you have got a weakness.” 

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The Barranco Wall, the World Cup and beach cricket

Cricket

Heather Knight
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To mark Women's Sport Week 2016, England captain and regular BBC Sport columnist Heather Knight has taken a look at the perception of women's cricket around the world, as she prepares for her first overseas international series as skipper in the West Indies.

Read that here. 

Question of Sport Teaser

Earlier today our Question of Sport Teaser asked...

#QSTeaser from @QuestionofSport Happy Birthday to @premierleague striker Jermain Defoe..Who are the other 8 Ds to score 50 or more PL goals?

It was a tough one, and the answers...

Answers to today's #QSTeaser from @QuestionofSport Dublin, Drogba, Davies, Deane, Di Canio, Dempsey, Duff, Dzeko

Durham support astounds coach Lewis

Cricket

Durham have received 'astounding' support from around the cricketing world following their relegation from Division One of the County Championship over financial issues, says head coach Jon Lewis.  

"It has been a really tough week, no one at the club was expecting this punishment," said Lewis.

"There has been an awful lot of optimism and positive comments coming from everyone in the cricketing world."

Bangladesh looking good in chase

England v Bangladesh

England's opening fixture of the Bangladesh tour is shaping up to be a real nail-biter. 

After 30 overs, the home side are 174-4, chasing the 310 Engalnd posted courtesy of a Ben Stokes ton and half-centuries from debutante Ben Duckett and stand-in captain Jos Buttler.

Imrul Kayes - who scored a century in England warm-up fixture against an invitational XI - is 86 not out and looking ominous.

Follow the final stages here. 

'That guy can catch'

Football

England goalkeeper Tom Heaton may not be called upon against Malta tomorrow, but if he is, he's certainly been preparing in the right way.

Here he is being put through his paces by Super Bowl winner and BBC Sport pundit Osi Umenyiora - who is impressed by the Burnley 'keepers catching.  

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Nkosilathi Makhaza: That last minute free kick by RVP at the etihad to win the derby...still makes me smile up to now.

Jack Merrylees: When Curtis Davies headed in the 2nd in the FA Cup final for Hull... It's a shame that didn't last a whole day.

Laurence Taylor: When Rafa Benitez decided to stay with Newcastle after relegation.

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'Swansea players need confidence'

Bob Bradley press conference

Bob Bradley
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Bob Bradley says all his new squad needs is a little confidence. If this is anything to go by, he could be the man to deliver the team talks to restore it. 

"We're a team that has had a little bit of bad luck and lost a bit of confidence," he says. 

"Sometimes when results go against you and you lose a bit of confidence, little things slip away from you a little bit. And now maybe there's moments when there's got to be a bit more confidence. 

"At the beginning with the group I told them 'you guys know how to play football, I've seen you'. But now we need to find a little confidence and get better again."

And after that marathon press conference, in which all things from football, to Bradley's father's career in the marines to Sir Alex Ferguson's training methods were discussed, I need a lie down.

England need English manager, not Klinsmann - Bradley

Bob Bradley press conference

Bob Bradley
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Well, it doesn't seem that Bob Bradley is Jurgen Klinsmann's biggest fan.

And when he's asked whether the current USA boss would be a good fit for the England position, he wasn't shy in playing down his international successor's hopes.

"I think you have some very good Premier League coaches in England," he said.

"I think there are times when it makes sense to go outside of the country to get a manager for the national team. But I think with England, you have to go inside.

"You've got to get someone who it means more to them than anything to take over as England manager, and to re-establish the identity and to do it in a way that makes the people of England proud."

Sorry Jurgen!

'Players should get off bus and sign autographs'

Football

Neil Warnock: 'Players should get off bus and sign autographs'

It's good to have Neil Warnock back in the game, isn't it? 

The new Cardiff City boss has been sharing his thoughts on players' interaction with fans. Well worth a listen.

Bradley still unhappy about USA exit

Bob Bradley's first news conference as Swansea

No-one likes likes boring news conferences where the manager has nothing to say. Judging by this introduction, Bob Bradley is going to be great entertainment for the Premier League.

The American is asked about Jurgen Klinsmann, the man who replaced him as the US head coach in 2011. The German had described Swansea's decision to appoint Bradley as "fantastic".

"That's the trickiest question that's been asked so far," says Bradley. "From the day I was fired by the US I've not said one thing publicly about that team.

"I don't appreciate the way it was done, I think they made a mistake and I'm glad that Jurgen says some nice things now, but he did commentary on the 2010 World Cup and he was already jockeying for the job. So, I've shut my mouth and continued to support the team [USA], of course I want to see the team do well."

Bob Bradley
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Reduced capacity for Blues-Villa derby

Football

Birmingham City v Aston Villa
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The capacity for the West Midlands derby between Birmingham City and Aston Villa on Sunday, 30 October has been limited to 25,000 on safety grounds.

The Championship match - the first second-tier meeting between the rivals since 1987 - is a 12:00 GMT kick-off.

The full capacity at St Andrew's is 30,016 but will be reduced by a sixth.

A statement on Blues' website said: "The decision has been agreed after consultation between West Midlands Police and the club's safety team."

'Swansea have gained a lot of supporters this week'

Bob Bradley's first news conference as Swansea boss

The new Swansea boss Bob Bradley is certainly entertaining. His news conference is still going on and he says his appointment as manager will have led to many Americans following the club.

"Swansea City FC has gained a lot of supporters this week, they're not as hardcore as the ones you had but I hope we'll get them there," says Bradley.

American duo Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan bought a controlling stake in the club earlier in the year and Bradley is looking forward to working with them.

He adds: "When you sit and you talk with guys like this what hits you right away is why they've been successful, they're smart. As new American owners, they're on a learning curve, but I'm impressed by their understanding of what the club is about. I don't think they'd have got to where they are by making bad decisions."

Bob Bradley
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'I don't know Guidolin. I've heard he's a good man'

Bob Bradley's first news conference as Swansea manager

The questions are tough for Bob Bradley, who is asked what he has that Ryan Giggs, who was also linked with the Swansea job, doesn't?

"You can't answer that," says Bradley. "As you get older, what you learn is that you really understand who you are and what you're about.

"I've been in enough interviews and I don't go in to sell myself. I had a discussion with Huw Jenkins and enjoyed it. I talk about how I see football.

"At the end of my interviews I said let's be clear about one thing. I hope you win [before the Liverpool game] and I hope you keep winning. I didn't want a job because the last man was losing. I don't know Francesco Guidolin, I've heard he's a good man, I know he's a good football man. I didn't want the job because he got sacked." 

Bob Bradley
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'I'm at a club with a soul'

Football

More quotes from new Swansea boss Bob Bradley. He says: "In a perfect world I would have finished the job there [at his last club Le Havre], if I had my way I'd have gone to the end with that team, to reach the goal.

"But this time is different. For me, I'm going to learn a lot more, but I already know enough about Swansea City Football Club.

"I know I'm at a club with a soul, that has real passion and real fans. That for me is special, as well as being in the Premier League where you get challenged at the top level."

'I'm not an American manager, I'm a football manager'

Bob Bradley's first Swansea news conference

New Swansea City boss Bob Bradley, the first American to manage in the Premier League, is giving his first news conference.

He says: "First, I'm honoured to be at Swansea City Football Club. The football in the US, we've always learned you have to earn respect, if in some way this helps football in my country I'm proud of what I've been able to do.

"But this stuff about being a pioneer - I'm not an American manager, I'm a football manager. There's not one person in Swansea who could care less about America."

Bob Bradley
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Woods back in action

Golf

West Indies matches will show how good England are

England women in the West Indies

Stephan Shemilt

BBC Sport in Jamaica

Things happen early in Jamaica, probably because it's completely dark by 6pm. At just after 7am, England's women are already up and getting ready for training.

These five matches against West Indies will be a good indication of where Heather Knight's new-look side really are. Knight is part of a powerful top three, but what do the rest of the top-order have? Danni Wyatt (pictured) scored 90 in a practice match yesterday.

Full commentary is on 5 live Sports Extra and the BBC Sport website from Saturday at 15:15 BST.

Danni Wyatt
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Bradley to meet the media

Football

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How have attitudes to female sports journalists changed?

Time for the latest in our Facebook chats with five-time Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft, who is spending the day at the BBC Sport headquarters.

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I think Fury will fight again - Froch

Boxing

Tyson Fury
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Carl Froch believes that WBO and WBA world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will fight again, despite his recent troubles. 

Fury pulled out of his title defence against Wladimir Klitschko due to reported mental health issues, and revealed he has taken cocaine since his last fight, prompting the British Boxing Board of Control to say it may revoke his license. 

“I think we will see him back in the ring again," four-time super-middleweight world champion Froch told BBC Radio 5 live.

"I think this is something he can get over and move forward from. He’s in a position where he can really make a lot of money. He’s young enough, big enough, and strong enough to get in a ring with anybody.

“I think it will be a real shame if Tyson Fury never boxed again. I think he would be sadly missed by the boxing purists.”