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Summary

  1. Man City and Chelsea charged by the FA
  2. Ex-Fifa president Blatter loses appeal against six-year ban
  3. Man City striker Aguero banned for four matches, Fernandinho for three
  4. Champions League news conferences
  5. FA Cup third-round draw at 19:10 GMT
  6. Premier League: Middlesbrough v Hull (20:00)

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes and Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Goodbye

Right, that's all from us but don't forget there's plenty to look forward to tonight. We'll have live coverage of the FA Cup third-round draw on BBC Two and this website from 17:00 GMT, while we'll also have live text coverage of Middlesbrough v Hull in the Premier League.

If your team's involved in the cup draw, fingers crossed for a home tie.

In the meantime, we'll be back from 08:00 GMT tomorrow for all the breaking football news, including build-up to Tuesday's Champions League games. See you then and cheerio for now.

Sullivan appeals for unity

Football

Meanwhile, West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has issued a statement, appealing for everyone associated with the club "to stick together and get behind the team".

The Hammers were thrashed 5-1 at home by Arsenal on Saturday and have taken just two points from their past five matches, dropping to 17th in the Premier League.

Sullivan said: "We all want the same for our fantastic club, and together we are stronger. Only by remaining united can we turn things around."

Read the full statement here.

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What will Guardiola make of it?

Football

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was reluctant to talk about Saturday's incident between his side and Chelsea earlier. When he gets off the training ground this evening I wonder what he will think.

Cesc Fabregas could have been charged for his involvement in the melee at the end of the game but a three-man disciplinary panel were not in agreement over whether his conduct would have resulted in a red card.

Unless all three agree, there can be no further sanction.

So, whilst both clubs will probably be fined, the crime count is Manchester City lose two players for a total of seven matches, Chelsea don't lose anyone for any.

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Man City and Chelsea charged

Football

In announcing that Manchester City and Chelsea have been charged with failing to control their players, the FA also said that Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas will not face any further action in relation to the incident hat saw City’s Fernandinho sent off.

Cesc Fabregas and Fernandinho
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Man City and Chelsea charged

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More on the news that Manchester City and Chelsea have been charged with failing to control their players in Saturday's Premier League game at the Etihad Stadium.

A mass brawl broke out towards the end of the game - won 3-1 by Chelsea - as City's Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho were sent off.

Aguero was dismissed for a wild lunge on Chelsea defender David Luiz, with team-mate Fernandinho also shown a red card for clashing with Cesc Fabregas in the melee that followed.

Both clubs have until 18:00 GMT on Thursday to respond to the charge.

BreakingMan City and Chelsea charged

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Fernandinho is sent off
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Manchester City and Chelsea have both been charged with failing to control their players in Saturday's Premier League game by the Football Association.

Tight at the bottom

Middlesbrough v Hull (20:00 GMT)

Middlesbrough
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Shortly after the FA Cup draw, Middlesbrough will be hosting Hull in tonight's Premier League game.

Both sides were promoted from the Championship last season with Boro faring slightly better so far, sitting 16th - three places but only a point ahead of second-bottom Hull.

A win for Mike Phelan's side is likely to lift them up to 15th while if Middlesbrough were victorious they'd rise to 13th.

The hosts have lost just once in their past five matches, drawing three and losing one. Hull have won one, lost three and drawn one in the same period.

How to follow the third-round draw

FA Cup

Simply watching it on the tele is not the only way you can follow the FA Cup third-round draw. Oh no. 

We'll be running a live text service on this website, which will include a live stream of the draw and reaction from fans and pundits once it's taken place.

There will also be a Facebook Live on the Match of the Day Facebook page, featuring all kinds of graphics and detailed analysis of all 64 ties.

So much choice...

How to follow the third-round draw

FA Cup

A reminder that the FA Cup third-round draw is live on the BBC later, as Premier League and Championship teams enter the action for the first time.

The draw, which will be made by former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and ex-Arsenal striker Ian Wright, can be seen on BBC Two from 19:00 GMT.

Barrow, who upset League One Bristol Rovers, are among the non-league sides hoping to land a lucrative tie.

The 32 third-round ties will be played across the weekend of 6-9 January 2017.

You can see all the teams entered, and the numbers allocated to them, here.

Man Utd celebrate winning the FA cup
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McLaren 'not worried' about Alonso leaving

Formula 1

McLaren says it has no fears about losing Fernando Alonso to Mercedes after Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg's sudden retirement.

Rosberg announced he was quitting on Friday, creating a vacancy alongside Lewis Hamilton in the dominant Mercedes team. 

McLaren's new executive director Zak Brown told Sky Sports. "We have a contract with Fernando and he's very happy. Obviously, he wants to be winning races, as do we, but I am not worried about that scenario."

McLaren have not won a race since 2012 and have struggled since the start of their engine partnership with Honda in 2015, finishing sixth overall this year and ninth out of 10 teams in 2015. 

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The incredible career of record-breaker Brady

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New England Patriots Tom Brady sets NFL quarterback wins record

BBC Sport takes a look back at some of the high points of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's career after he set a new NFL record with his 201st win. 

The 39-year-old has won four of the six Super Bowls he has played in, and has been named most valuable player in the sport's showpiece on three occasions.  

You can watch highlights of the Patriots' victory against Los Angeles Rams during NFL This week on Tuesday, BBC Two, at 23:15 GMT.

Lions seal 3-0 series win in UAE

Cricket

Craig Overton
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England Lions have wrapped up a 3-0 series win against the United Arab Emirates following a 16-run victory in the final one-day match.

The Lions, led by Nick Gubbins following Keaton Jennings' departure to join the England Test squad in India, had to withstand a home fightback from 31-year-old international debutant Adnan Mufti in Dubai. 

Pakistan-born Mufti finished with a List A career-best 69 from 80 balls at number seven but was last out at the start of the 49th over, leaving UAE on 207 in pursuit of 223 for eight.

Middlesex off-spinner Ollie Rayner and Somerset seamer Craig Overton took three for 27 and three for 29 respectively. 

Woods' fitness held up, but his battle has just begun

Golf

Tiger Woods (right)
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Tiger Woods made his return to action last week, finishing 15th of the 17 players who completed the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. 

Our golf correspondent Iain Carter had this to say about Woods' performance: "His comeback after more than 15 months recovering from multiple back surgeries was marked by some brilliant play - no-one matched his 24 birdies - which was offset by too many costly errors."

To read more from Carter on Woods, click here.

Woods gets rankings boost

Golf

Tiger Woods
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Tiger Woods' 15th place (out of 17 finishers) at the Hero World Challenge has given him a major world rankings boost. Granted, the American former number one, couldn't have been much lower at 898 prior to his return from injury, but he now finds himself 248 places better off, in 650th place.

Tug of war for Wilf

Football

Wilfried Zaha
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Ivory Coast or England? It is soon going to be time for Wilfried Zaha to make his mind up on who he wants to represent.

Abidjan-born Zaha grew up in England and won two caps for the Three Lions, but because they were in friendly games he is allowed to switch allegiance and ivory Coast are confident they have convinced him to join them.

However, new permanent England boss Gareth Southgate said: "We are still hopeful that we can speak to Wilf."

For more on this, click here.

'Brave and understandable'

Formula 1

Nico Rosberg
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He won the F1 title and then shocked the sporting world by retiring. But why did Nico Rosberg decide to call it a day? BBC F1 analyst Allan McNish looks into the German's shock retirement and what hole he leaves behind for Mercedes to fill.

You can read more here.

Champions League, Man City v Celtic (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

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Evidently, Pep Guardiola is not keen on being pushed to discuss subjects he has no wish to talk about.

The Manchester City manager was not rude in avoiding debate about Sergio Aguero and the fracas at the end of his side's home defeat by Chelsea on Saturday.

He was not particularly aggressive either.

But with his one word answers and fixed stare, he made it pretty plain anyone who ventured onto the top was going to get short shrift.

Newcastle bidding to host European finals

Rugby union

Scotland-Samoa, 2015 Rugby World Cup at St James' Park
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Newcastle is bidding to host both major European cup finals in 2018.

If successful, Newcastle United's home will stage the Champions Cup final and Newcastle Falcons' Kingston Park will host the Challenge Cup final.

A final decision will be made in April 2017.

The next stage of the bidding process sees a shortlist of candidate cities drawn up by 16 December, followed by venue visits and a selection process through to March 2017.

St James' Park, with a capacity in excess of 52,000, staged matches in the 2015 Rugby World Cup (above) as well as playing host to rugby league's Magic Weekend for the past two seasons.

Middlesbrough v Hull (20:00 GMT)

Premier League

Daniel Ayala
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Middlesbrough and Hull face each tonight to finish off the latest round of Premier League matches. Here is the early team news from that game...

Middlesbrough defender Daniel Ayala could be involved after returning from an ankle injury.

With George Friend still sidelined with a knee injury, Fabio is expected to continue at full-back.

Hull's Sam Clucas returns from a ban, while Ryan Mason is available after missing out in midweek because of illness.

Dieumerci Mbokani begins a three-game ban, while Abel Hernandez and Shaun Maloney are injury doubts.

The Tigers' limited attacking options could see 19-year-old Jarrod Bowen start his first league game.

Bournemouth top best comeback vote

Bournemouth celebrate beating Liverpool
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Thanks to all of you who took part in our vote on the best sporting comebacks of the weekend.

Bournemouth's 4-3 win over Liverpool - from 3-1 down - topped the poll, with 61% of those taking part selecting the thriller at the Vitality Stadium.

AFC's Wimbledon recovery from 3-0 down in the 80th minute to beat Curzon United 4-3 was picked by 28%.

England's rugby union win over Australia got 9% of the votes with Celtic's win in fourth place.

Football League sent Higgins' warning letter in 1989

Meanwhile, the Football League has confirmed it sent a letter to its member clubs in 1989, advising them not to work with Bob Higgins' academy.

Higgins, an ex-Southampton youth coach, has been accused of abusing boys in the 1980s. He was cleared of sexual abuse charges in 1992.

Wiggins was not police checked for a later coaching job at Fleet Town as his role did not involve working with children, the BBC understands.

In 1997, police and social services sent a joint letter to schools and youth groups warning them that "Mr Higgins poses a risk to children".

Six former Southampton youth players have come forward with allegations about Higgins. Hampshire police has confirmed it is investigating.

Football League confirm they sent letter in 89 to member clubs, advising them not to work with Bob Higgin's Academy

Football League confirm they sent letter in 89 to member clubs, advising them not to work with Bob Higgin's Academy

Offside Trust to 'fight for justice' over abuse

Steve Walters and Andy Woodward
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Three ex-footballers who say they were sexually abused as children have called for the sport to back an independent trust that will "fight for justice".

The Offside Trust is fronted by former Crewe Alexandra players Andy Woodward and Steve Walters (above), and ex-Manchester City youth player Chris Unsworth.

Woodward - the first to speak out about abuse - said: "We have all been through it and we just want justice."

The players have waived their right to anonymity to tell their stories.

They broke their silence last month about abuse in football, prompting more people to come forward.

A total of 350 people have alleged they are victims and 55 amateur and professional football clubs are linked to allegations of abuse. Eighteen police forces have announced investigations.

Read more here.

French GP back for 2018

Formula 1

1990 French Grand Prix
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It's been rumoured for a while and now it's official - the French Grand Prix will return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2018 for the first time since 2008.

It will be staged at the Paul Ricard circuit, which last hosted the race in 1990 (above).

Paul Ricard is between Marseille and Toulon in the south of France.  

Magny-Cours was home to the race from 1991-2008.

The deal was announced by Christian Estrosi, the president of the regional authority of Provence and the Cote d’Azur, in Paris on Monday.

FA Cup draw

Football

'A good test for us'

Football

Looking ahead to tomorrow night's game between City and Celtic, Pep Guardiola and goalkeeper Willy Caballero are both aware of the threat Celtic pose...

PEP: In Glasgow, they played so aggressive. They are a real good team and it will be a good test for us. #cityvceltic #mcfc

CABALLERO: I think just playing in #UCL is a big motivation, We have to respect this kind of game, we have to be focused. #cityvceltic

City are already through, having secured second place in Group C with their draw at Borussia Monchengladbach in their last European match.

Celtic will finish bottom of the group, having so far acquired just two points.

Preston duo apologise

Football

Here is the joint statement issued by Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle in relation to the clash at Sheffield Wednesday that resulted in them both being sent off...

“We apologise wholeheartedly for our actions at Hillsborough.“Our behaviour was not acceptable in any walk of life, let alone on a football pitch.“We let down the management, our team-mates and most importantly the supporters, who had spent a lot of money to support the team.“We accept the punishment given to us by the club and The FA and fully support the club’s decision to refund the ticket costs to the supporters.“We have apologised to the manager, the staff and our team-mates and hope that the supporters accept our total remorse for the incident.“It is our intention to now put this behind us and to give our all for the benefit of Preston North End going forward.”

'Every club wants Messi'

Football

Willy Cabellero on if he would like Messi to join Man City. "If someone in this room says no he is a liar Every club would like to sign him"

Put that one to bed...

Football

Pep on reports he is after Alexis Sanchez: "Absolutely false. The journalist is a liar." Did say AS "would fit into any team in the world."

'I have to adapt'

Champions League, Man City v Celtic (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola
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Understatement of the week from Pep...

PEP: I was in Germany because I was quite good in Barcelona and I am here because I was quite good in Germany. But I have to adapt. #mcfc

'It is a pity what happened'

Football

Tempers flare between Manchester City and Chelsea
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Pep Guardiola was understandably asked about the melee at the end of the game with Chelsea. Our reporter Simon Stone reports on the Spaniard's responses...  

Pep: "It is a pity what happened in the last minutes." What was responsible for it? "The players."

Pointed out it had not happened before while he has been here. "I haven't been here long." Wouldn't talk about referee.

City accept bans

Football

Here is what Pep Guardiola had to say about the bans for Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho and whether the former will be involved against Celtic...

PEP: We are going to accept the ban from the Football Association and work with other players for the games. #mcfc

PEP: There will be changes. I am happy to give minutes to players who deserve it. Whether Sergio will play, I will decide today or tomorrow.

Aguero four-match ban confirmed

Football

Sergio Aguero (centre)
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The Football Association has confirmed that Sergio Aguero has been banned for four matches following his weekend dismissal which prompted a fractious finale to Manchester City's loss to Chelsea. 

City striker Aguero was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Chelsea defender David Luiz, which led to a bench-clearing melee at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. 

Fernandinho was also sent off for shoving Cesc Fabregas during the incident, with City's Brazilian midfielder banned for three matches, as indicated on the disciplinary pages of the FA website. 

Blatter loses six-year ban appeal

Football

Here's the rest of Sepp Blatter's statement after he lost his appeal against a six-year ban from football:

"What I find incomprehensible is that the existence of the oral agreement between Fifa and Michel Platini is still steadfastly negated in spite of my testimony to the contrary and the testimony given by other witnesses. A Uefa protocol mentioning the agreement is also disregarded.

"I have experienced much in my 41 years in Fifa. I mostly learned that you can win in sport, but you can also lose. In this sense I have to accept this decision (my suspension as Fifa president), although it is difficult to follow it, because the principle of jurisdiction – culpability has to be proven by prosecution – was not applied.

"Nevertheless I look back with gratitude to all the years, in which I was able to realise my ideals for football and serve Fifa."

Blatter loses six-year ban appeal

Football

The Court of Arbitration for Sport described the payment from Sepp Blatter to Michel Platini as "an undue gift" with "no contractual basis".  

The pair were initially banned from football for eight yearsreduced to six by Fifa's appeals committee. Cas cut Platini's ban to four years in May.  

He and Blatter, Fifa boss from 1998 to 2015, said the payment in 2011 was made for consultancy work the Frenchman had carried out for Blatter between 1998 and 2002, and that they had a "gentleman's agreement" on when the balance was to be settled.

The matter is also being looked into by Swiss prosecutors.

Blatter loses ban appeal

Football

More on the news that former Fifa president Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal against a six-year ban from football.

The 80-year-old Swiss had appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Blatter was banned over ethics breaches as his 17 years as head of football's governing body ended in a corruption scandal in 2015.

He was found to have made a £1.3m "disloyal payment" to ex-Uefa boss Michel Platini. Both deny wrongdoing.

Blatter said in a statement: "I take note of the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The way the case progressed, no other verdict could be expected."

Sepp Blatter
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BreakingBlatter loses ban appeal

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Disgraced former Fifa president Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal against a six-year ban.

Get Involved - best comeback vote

It was a weekend of epic sporting comebacks and we want you to choose which one was the most impressive.

Bournemouth scoring three times in the final 14 minutes to storm back from 3-1 down to win 4-3 against Liverpool?

How about AFC Wimbledon scoring four from the 80th minute as a 3-0 deficit against Curzon United in the FA Cup turned into a 4-3 win?

Don't forget Celtic, who were 2-0 and 3-2 down against Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership but eventually won 4-3.

And finally, England's rugby union team capping a perfect year by fighting back from 10-0 and 16-13 down to beat Australia 37-21 at Twickenham. 

Make your choice to the right of this page or select the 'vote' tab if you're using a mobile device. 

If you have any trouble voting via the BBC Sport app please go to the website directly.

Full BBC Sport online voting terms and conditions can be read here.

Preston to refund fans with fines money

Football

Jermaine Beckford (left) and Eoin Doyle (right)
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Preston have fined players Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle for their clash in the defeat at Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend and will use the money to refund the ticket price for fans who traveled to the game.

Manager Simon Grayson said: “The fans who travelled to Sheffield Wednesday were let down by the actions of Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle and it is only right that the fines imposed on the players are used to refund the cost of the ticket money for the fixture.

“It has been made very clear to the players and the squad as a whole that this behaviour is not acceptable by any employee of Preston North End and a swift and strong response was important, however, it has now been dealt with and the matter is closed.”

Man City news conference coming up

Champions League, Man City v Celtic (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

You've got to say, it's a fine looking door...

A door. Pep and Willy Caballero will be walking through it soon.

A door. Pep and Willy Caballero will be walking through it soon.

Man City news conference

Champions League, Man City v Celtic (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

Pep Guardiola
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Manchester City will be holding a press conference at 13:30 GMT to preview their Champions League match with Celtic at the Etihad on Tuesday. We can expect to hear from City boss Pep Guardiola and we will bring you the best of what he has to say.