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  1. Au revoir

    And that's where we leave you for today. Many thanks for staying with us. We now make way for tonight's Europa League live text with big Mike Henson. Have a pleasant and peaceful time wherever you are and we will be back with you at 08:00 BST on Friday.

  2. Rugby League

    Super League play-offs: Wigan v Huddersfield

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    On 5 live sports extra this evening from 19:30 BST there is live rugby league as Wigan take on Huddersfield in the first of this season's Super Leagues play-off fixtures at the DW Stadium, kick-off 20:00 BST.

    Wigan will pick from the same squad that beat Warrington last week while the Giants welcome back full-back Scott Grix and prop Eorl Crabtree from injury.

    Live commentary is also available from BBC Radio Manchester and BBC Radio Leeds.

  3. 5 live sport

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Tonight's 5 live Sport with Eleanor Oldroyd from 19:00 BST has the result of the R&A vote on admitting women members, and the result of your top 10 Ryder Cup moments. There are updates from tonight's Europa League games, Alan Green interviews Fifa presidential candidate Jerome Champagne and there is a preview of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

  4. Hampshire hold on for draw


    Hampshire's final pair hold out for a draw against Kent at Southampton. Last man Chris Tomlinson survived 26 balls as the home side closed on 248-9. Second placed Hampshire now have a 10-point lead going into the final match of the season at Glamorgan starting on Tuesday.

  5. Time was right to leave Port Vale, says Adams


    Micky Adams

    Micky Adams has been speaking to BBC Radio Stoke following his decision to resign as manager of the League One club.

    The 52-year-old ended his second spell at Vale Park this morning following six successive defeats in all competitions.

    "I felt that the time was right," said the former Leicester and Brighton boss. "While certain sections of the fans will be happy, I'd like to think a lot of the fans will be disappointed.

    "I'm disappointed because you don't work at a place for five years without caring about the people that you work with and everybody connected with the club."

    Robert Page will take caretaker control of Vale for Saturday's home game against Barnsley.

  6. Captain Elliott sees Bristol City 'spirit'


    Bristol City captain Wade Elliott says the "spirit" amongst the squad has been key to their early success this season.

    Steve Cotterill's unbeaten side go into Saturday's game against Fleetwood already four points clear at the top of the League One table.

    "If anything has surprised me, it's how quickly we've integrated so many new players and how quickly we've forged a good spirit," the 35-year-old midfielder told BBC Radio Bristol.

  7. Everton in the Europa League


    Everton are beaten in Lisbon in 2010

    Everton return to European competition tonight for the first time since they appeared in the inaugural Europa League competition in 2009-10. In that season, Liverpool and Fulham were England's other representatives, the Cottagers beaten in the final by Atletico Madrid.

    The Toffees finished second in Group I behind Benfica but then lost in the last 32 to Sporting Lisbon. Having won the first leg 2-1, they were beaten 3-0 in the return in Portugal.

  8. Crawley sign midfielder Elliott


    League One side Crawley Town have signed former Bristol City midfielder Marvin Elliott on a monthly contract.

    The 30-year-old scored 28 goals in 262 appearances for the Robins before being released at the end of last season.

  9. Varane to stay with Real


    Real Madrid's France international centre back Raphael Varane, who joined the club from Lens in 2011, has signed a new contract extension until June 2020,

  10. Aston Villa press conference


    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert on why he signed a new contract this week: "The chairman has been great and I can't ask any more from him.

    "He has been right behind the vision we have for the club. Everything is in a great place here at the moment. We've had a strong start to the season and players are also signing new contracts."

  11. GB to face USA in Davis Cup


    Great Britain draw United States in the Davis Cup World Group first round. Britain have the choice of venue for the match, which will be played on 6-8 March 2015.

  12. Swansea City press conference


    Swansea City manager Garry Monk on their Premier League encounter with in-form Southampton on Saturday: "They play fantastic football and have threats all over the pitch.

    "The new players that have come in have scored goals and their mentality is the same as last season.

    "It will be a very difficult game, and we're under no illusions as to how tough it will be on Saturday."

  13. Tottenham in the Europa League


    Tottenham's Aaron Lennon in Europa League action
  14. Stoke City press conference


    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes on returning to Queen's Park Rangers on Saturday for the first time since his departure: "It was a difficult period. When I first went in, there were 16 or 17 games left and we had a job to keep them in the top flight.

    "We made changes that we thought would make the club stronger. On paper the new players were very good but the dynamic of the changing room didn't work. QPR fans may want to vent their frustrations at me, and I will take it on my shoulders."

  15. Spurs begin against Partizan Belgrade

    After a comprehensive 5-1 aggregate win over AEL Limassol in the play-offs, Tottenham begin another Europa League group campaign with a visit to Partizan Belgrade, in a match that kicks off at 18:00 BST.

    Spurs are resting Danny Rose so summer signing Ben Davies is expected to play at left-back, while striker Roberto Soldado is likely to return from injury.

  16. Ryder Cup moment #10


    Ian Poulter Ryder Cup 2012

    If you've not yet voted for your favourite Ryder Cup moment, there is still time. Voting is open until 18:00 BST for you to choose.

    The final moment on our list is 2012 - The so-called "Miracle at Medinah".

    With Europe struggling at 10-4 down on the Saturday afternoon - Ian Poulter became a one-man putting machine.

    He birdied each of the final five holes in the fourball with Justin Rose against Jason Dufner and Dustin Johnson to give Europe the platform for a memorable final day comeback.

  17. Stoke City press conference


    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes on his side's failure to score against Leicester City on Saturday: "I'm confident the players I have here will address that.

    "We did have problems last year with a lack of goals that hindered us at certain points but we came through at the back end.

    "We've got enough quality and we've added players who will give us different options."

  18. In-demand Alli extends MK Dons deal


    Dele Alli

    Teenage midfielder Dele Alli has signed a contract extension with MK Dons, but the League One club are still braced for his departure before it expires.

    Boss Karl Robinson says a host of Premier League clubs have already inquired about the 18-year-old.

    "It's inevitable that there will be a time when we will have to let him go, whether that be in January, next summer or whenever," he added.

  19. Get involved

    More of your thoughts on whether sport is sexist, as we await the results of the R&A vote on whether to allow women members.

    David Wignall: Most sports coverage is about watching the best. U19s, womens, seniors...all get less. call it sexist, ageist, whatever.

    Edwin H Rydberg: At the top level of most sports, men are stronger, faster. In those where it's otherwise, I'd love to see mixed competitions.

  20. Southampton press conference


    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman on new signing Sadio Mane: "He has received his work permit and will arrive in Southampton tomorrow.

    "He will be assessed tomorrow and I expect him to be involved against Arsenal in the league cup next week."

  21. Ryder Cup moment #9


    Graeme McDowell

    There's still plenty of time to vote for your favourite Ryder Cup moment.

    Next up on our top 10 moments is 2010 and the scene of nail-biting Europe victory at a sodden Celtic Manor.

    The fate of the Cup rested on the final singles match between Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell and Hunter Mahan.

    McDowell's 15ft birdie putt on the 16th put him two up with two to play. Mahan would then miss on the 17th to hand Europe victory.

  22. Champagne keen to work with FA


    Fifa presidential candidate, Jerome Champagne, has told the BBC that he will work "hand in hand" with the Football Association if he is elected next May.

    But, speaking to the World Football programme, Mr. Champagne disagreed with FA chairman Greg Dyke's view that an age limit should apply to the presidency, meaning Sepp Blatter, who is 78, would not be able to run.

  23. County championship tea update


    Chris Rogers

    BBC London's Kevin Hand at Somerset v Middlesex:

    "Middlesex have taken a huge stride towards saving the game as they're 300-4 at tea with the scores level as they follow-on.

    "Captain Chris Rogers is not out on 190 on only a couple of quick wickets for Craig Overton have given Somerset the slightest of glimpses that this second new ball, which is now 28 overs old, may force a collapse."

  24. Newcastle United news conference


    Alan Pardew

    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew on the speculation surrounding his job: "It has not been an easy week.

    "I've spoken to the group about it and if we go behind in games we have to show a better spirit.

    "I had a long conversation with Mike Ashley on Sunday. We both agreed to focus on this Saturday and try to get a win."

  25. Thompson's 'mixed feelings' over bronze


    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport in Santander

    Nick Thompson

    "Nick Thompson's reacted to his third place finish in the men's Laser event at the Sailing World Championships in Santander.

    "He said, 'If I am honest I am disappointed. It was my chance to go one better than I have done previously. It is good to get a medal, and I have done so now in the three major events this year but at the moment I have mixed feelings for sure.'"

  26. Ryder Cup moment #8


    Darren Clarke 2006 Ryder Cup

    Voting is open until 18:00 BST for you to pick your favourite Ryder Cup moment.

    At eight in our top 10 moments is an emotional moment for Darren Clarke in 2006 at the K Club.

    Months before his wife Heather died of cancer and Clarke had halted his playing commitments.

    Clarke took the wildcard entry from captain Ian Woosnam in accordance with Heather's wishes and Clarke went on to win all three matches he played in.

  27. Rodgers defiant over Liverpool form

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "We'll always find different ways to win games. There's no magic formula, it's constant work on the training field.

    "I remember this time last year I was asked if we were going to score enough goals and we ended up with 101 goals. We've had to bring in a lot of new players because of the demands of the Champions League so that naturally takes time and we've got players adapting to a new country."

  28. Formula 1

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport

    "Williams's Felipe Massa rejects Bernie Ecclestone's claim that all the drivers backed the change.

    "'Maybe he spoke to the drivers from the '80s, who do not know what it is like to drive these cars,' the Brazilian said. "I'm completely against it. It's something they could have done professionally. The cars are very complicated, and this is not related to driving. If the settings are wrong, you cannot do two laps before the car fails.

    "'If it stays like this, there will be a big fight in the drivers' briefing (with FIA race director Charlie Whiting on Friday)."

    "And although coded messages are banned under the new ruling, Massa predicted they would still be used. 'There can be a lot of code,' he said. 'The engineer will say something, the driver can change a setting and no-one will know.'"

  29. Northants 'embarrassed' by defeat


    Northants head coach David Ripley hits out at his side's lack of fight after they crashed to an innings defeat inside three days against Durham.

    They were bowled out for 83 and 90 as Durham seamer Chris Rushworth took 15 wickets in a day.

    "To fold so meekly in such a short space of time is very disappointing. The level of defeat is embarrassing. We're a better side than that," Ripley tells BBC Radio Northampton.

  30. Get involved

    More of your thoughts on whether sport is sexist, as we await the results of the R&A vote on whether to allow women members.

    Gregory Edwards: Yes it is. I help with an under 11's football team and every opposition coach is shocked that our best forward is a female.

    Rachael Bullingham: Some interesting debates. Busy wondering why we don't split sport by weight, ability, age, more and gender less.

    Jack Stuart: Yes, netball is encouraged only for women, if other way round where no women could play a sport there would be an uproar.

  31. Ryder Cup moment #7


    Paul McGinley Ryder Cup 2002

    We've been running through our top 10 Ryder Cup moments all day as we ask you to vote for your favourite.

    It's into the noughties for moment No. 7 and The Belfry in 2002 where an unlikely European hero emerged.

    Step forward Paul McGinley with a chance to regain the Cup on the 18th by grabbing a half against Jim Furyk.

    McGinley sank the 10-foot putt and then jumped in the green-side lake to kick-off the celebrations.

  32. Salford owner Koukash 'likely' to buy NRL club

    Rugby League

    Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash tells BBC North West Tonight he is "very likely" to take control of a club in Australia's National Rugby League.

    The millionaire businessman and racehorse owner has recently been linked with a move for Newcastle Knights.

    "It needs to be the right deal for me personally, for the club in Australia and for my vision of what I'm trying to create - an international partnership for Salford and an NRL club," says Koukash.

    "I have no intention of leaving Salford, provided that I can deliver what I had hoped to and that is grow the club."

  33. Fifa calls time on gifted watches


    Fifa executive committee members are among more than 50 football officials who have been told to return watches, worth an estimated $25,000 each, which were handed out as gifts by the Brazilian Football Confederation during the World Cup.

    Fifa's ethics committee said the gifts breached the organisation's code of ethics and should not have been accepted. However, it said it would not instigate proceedings against officials who return the watches by 24 October.

  34. A Question of Sport


    Here's the answer to today's A Question of Sport teaser which asked as Jordan Spieth becomes the seventh 'S' to play for the USA at the Ryder Cup since 1990, who are the others?

    The answers: Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Payne Stewart, Curtis Strange, Steve Stricker and Hal Sutton.

  35. Wales Open latest


    Nicolas Colsaerts

    Nicolas Colsaerts has outshone the European Ryder Cup players competing in the Wales Open at Celtic Manor.

    Colsaerts carded a five-under-par 66 to set the clubhouse target with Jamie Donaldson returning a 70 and Lee Westwood showing signs of rustiness with a 73.

    Team-mates Stephen Gallacher and Thomas Bjorn were among the later starters.

  36. Burnley press conference


    Burnley manager Sean Dyche on an injury to striker Danny Ings: "It's a straightforward hamstring problem.

    "We won't put a timescale on it as everyone's body is different and it has to heal properly."

    He also confirmed his side will be without Matt Taylor and long-term absentee Sam Vokes for the visit of Sunderland on Saturday.

  37. Ryder Cup moment #6


    Justin Leonard

    Don't forget to register your vote before 18:00 BST on your favourite Ryder Cup moment.

    Number 6 on our top 10 moments comes from Brookline in 1999.

    Justin Leonard's monster putt leads a final-day US charge for victory, but also sparks a premature team invasion on the green.

    Controversy followed as Jose Maria Olazabal - still to take his own putt - was forced to wait until the melee had cleared.

  38. Sailing World Championships


    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport in Santander

    Nick Thompson

    "That was pretty tight, but it's another Laser World bronze for Nick Thompson.

    "His seventh place finish in the medal race was enough to secure Great Britain's first Sailing World Championship medal in Santander and a place on the podium.

    "The Netherlands stormed into the lead by a long way and maintained the advantage throughout the course to cross the finishing line ahead of the pack to win Gold.

    "Australia finished second overall."

  39. Adams steps down as Port Vale boss

    BBC Radio Stoke summariser Phil Sproson reacts to Micky Adams' departure at Port Vale:

    "I'm disappointed as I thought he would have stayed on for the fight.

    "Vale owe him a lot. He totally galvanised the club when it was on its knees, when the place was falling apart under the previous regime.

    "But, looking at the performance of the past two games, at times it was gutless and you've got to feel for the manager. There were players out there who look like they're going through the motions. There's no desire to turn things round."

    There will be a 'Praise and Grumble' special on BBC Radio Stoke this evening (18:00-19:00 BST) to discuss Adams' exit.

  40. No contact with Cardiff, says Pulis


    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    "Former Stoke and Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis, the favourite with the bookies for the vacant Cardiff manager's job, has told the BBC he has had no contact with the Welsh club."

  41. Prince considers retirement U-turn


    Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince has revealed he is considering reversing his decision to retire from cricket.

    The former South Africa left-hander announced in March he was to retire from all forms of the game after the 2014 season.

    "I think at the moment I can say at least I'm considering it," Prince said. "It will be nice to get home and have a few months off but I might be sitting around not knowing what to do with myself."

  42. Ryder Cup moment #5


    Europe Ryder Cup team 1995

    Next up in our top 10 Ryder Cup moments comes from 1995 and a second Europe win on US soil.

    Nick Faldo's singles match with Curtis Strange proved the pivotal moment on a Sunday where Europe began the day trailing 9-7.

    Two down with two holes to play, Faldo capitalised on Strange's mistakes to win on the last. Philip Walton then beat Jay Haas on the 18th to seal the victory.

    Read about the top ten here and vote for your favourite here. The vote closes at 18:00 BST and the result will be read out on BBC Radio 5 live from 19:30 BST, with full terms and conditions here.

  43. Newcastle's Carver and Woodman apologise


    John Carver and Andy Woodman

    Newcastle United assistant manager John Carver and goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman have issued apologies following an internal club investigation.

    A number of complaints were made by supporters regarding the conduct of the pair during and after the defeat to Southampton on Saturday.

  44. Get involved

    Your reaction on the BBC Sport Facebook page to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leaving Cardiff:

    Xander Schofield: Shame to see Solskjaer go as I think he does have the potential to be a decent manager. Was stupid to take the job in the first place though with Tan in charge.

    Glenn Osborn: Tan may as well do it himself. Nobody is good enough for him

    John Hurst: Sir Alex warned you Ole.... Hope you can find a successful appointment.

  45. World Sailing Championships

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport in Santander

    "Next up is Britain's Nick Thompson, who is hoping to deny Tom Burton of Australia the gold medal.

    "The pair are effectively going into this medal race tied in pole position with just two points the difference, but they could both end up with nothing should it all go horribly wrong.

    "Thompson has never won a world title and once again there is a huge crowd packed into the stand to see who will come out on top."

  46. Bolton loan defender to Carlisle


    League Two Carlisle United have signed Bolton Wanderers right-back Hayden White on a one-month emergency loan. The 19-year-old has played three games this season, two of those as a starter, but has not featured since August.

  47. Ryder Cup moment #4


    Bernard Langer 1991 Ryder Cup

    Moving on to 1991 in our top 10 Ryder Cup moments and the famous "War On The Shore" at Kiawah Island.

    Amidst an atmosphere of bad blood between the two teams, it came down to the final singles match between Europe's Bernard Langer and the USA's Hale Irwin.

    Langer - needing a six-foot putt on the 18th to retain the Cup - saw his effort slip just to the right to give the USA a first win in eight years.

  48. World Sailing Championships

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    "Well that was a topsy turvy medal race. The wind shifted and caused a little bit of chaos. Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands had such a good lead going into the Laser Radial finale that she took gold overall.

    "Britain's Ali Young was up to second at one point during the race, but crossed the line in eighth to finish ninth in the standings."

  49. Hamilton high jinks

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

    Lewis Hamilton puts the pressures of his rivalry with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg aside by "photo-bombing" the German during his TV interview.

  50. County championship lunchtime update


    BBC London's Kevin Hand at Somerset v Middlesex:

    "Having lost the first six sessions of the match, Middlesex have now won the last four. But crucially this afternoon will probably decide the match.

    "The visitors have reached lunch on 230-2 as they follow-on, still trialling by 70 runs. The new ball is now available to Somerset and that has been when the bowling has carried the most threat."

  51. Get involved

    A Google+ reply to the question of whether there is sexism in sport.

    Please send your views to #bbcsportsday or the BBC Sport Facebook page or Google+ page.

    Gbayesola Sayo: Well, women shouldn't be involved in all the sporting activities available. There are just some sports that could have a serious trauma to the physicality of women. Take Rugby for example, you just cant compare the way men tackle each other to the way women do.

  52. Burns to meet Gonzalez


    Ricky Burns will face 32-year-old Leonardo Esteban Gonzalez of Argentina in his first bout at light welterweight in Leeds on 4 October 4.

    Burns moves up to 140lbs following a tough run in the lightweight division after surrendering his WBO world title despite a gutsy display against Terence Crawford in March, and his split decision loss to Dejan Zlaticanin in June.

  53. Kirilenko through in Korea


    Russia's Maria Kirilenko reached her first quarter-final of the year when she came from behind to beat Czech third seed Klara Koukalova at the WTA Korea Open.

    Former world number 10 Kirilenko, who has fallen out of the top 100 this year because of a knee injury, lost the first set tie-break 7-4 but won the second set 6-4 before an emphatic 6-0 deciding set. She will now play sixth seed Kaia Kanepi, who also rallied to defeat Kristyna Pliskova 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

    Fourth seed Magdalena Rybarikova beat Yanina Wickmayer 6-2 6-2, and Nicole Gibbs came from a set down to see off Danka Kovinic 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7-5).

  54. Jackson will be difficult to replace, admits Wasps boss

    Rugby Union

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Wasps boss Dai Young has admitted the Premiership club will struggle to find a fly-half capable of replacing injured Scotland international Ruaridh Jackson.

    The 25-year-old summer arrival from Glasgow Warriors will undergo knee surgery after injuring himself in only his second match for Wasps.

    "It is not easy to pick up any quality player at this time of year," Young told BBC Radio 5 live. "Most quality players are already signed up and working elsewhere."

  55. Ryder Cup moment #3


    Third in our top 10 Ryder Cup moments features a jig of delight from one Jose Maria Olazabal. Europe's first win on US soil in 1987 came at the Muirfield Village course in Ohio.

    As Europe stood firm in the face of a spirited US final day comeback - Seve Ballesteros beat Curtis Strange 2&1 to seal victory. Clear the stage for Jose Maria and his famous victory dance across the 18th green.

    Read about the top ten here and vote for your favourite here.

    The vote closes at 18:00 BST and the result will be read out on BBC Radio 5 live from 19:30 BST, with full terms and conditions here.

  56. Giteau to stay with Toulon

    Rugby Union

    Australian Matt Giteau ends speculation over his future by agreeing a new two-year deal with Toulon. The 31-year-old former Wallabies playmaker moved to the French south-coast club from the Brumbies in 2011.

  57. A Question of Sport


    Golf is featuring prominently today and it is the subject of today's teaser. Jordan Spieth will become the seventh 'S' to play for the USA at the Ryder Cup since '90, who are the others? Answers for you after 14:00 BST.

  58. Cardiff City statement imminent


    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    Ole Gunnar Solksjaer

    "A statement is being prepared by Cardiff owner Vincent Tan and that is likely to outline reasons for Solskjaer's expected departure.

    "The situation is amicable and, while results have clearly played a part - for which Solskjaer has taken full responsibility - this primarily comes down to differing philosophies.

    "The approach to Paul Hartley is understood to have been a phone call to his agent, but he was not offered the job."

  59. Sailing World Championships


    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport in Santander

    Ali Young

    "The ships have passed and we are ready for the first medal race of the day.

    "It's a packed gallery for the Laser Radial finale with Ali Young (pictured) hoping for a strong finish to her regatta after securing a position in the medal race yesterday.

    "She's not in medal contention but her efforts did secure Team GB a boat in the class for Rio 2016 in two years time."

  60. Yorkshire defend Gale over racist abuse claim


    Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon says the county will support captain Andrew Gale's case against a reported charge of racist abuse.

    Gale was banned for two games by the England and Wales Cricket Board following an altercation with South African Ashwell Prince during Yorkshire's County Championship victory over Lancashire last month.

    It is being reported Gale allegedly used the word 'Kolpak' in an argument with Prince. Moxon told the Yorkshire Post: "We are going to do what we can to help him clear his name."

  61. Ryder Cup moment #2


    Sam Torrance holes the winning putt at the 1985 Ryder Cup

    The second in our top 10 Ryder Cup moments comes from 1985.

    Sam Torrance was the toast of Europe as his victory over Andy North at The Belfry helped end the US's 28-year unbeaten run.

    He said: "We partied through the night and, in fact, for the next four days.

    "I was meant to go home to London the day after the match, but instead we drank six bottles of champagne and ended up partying for three more nights."

  62. Get involved

    Your Facebook comments on the question of whether there is sexism in sport.

    Please keep them coming in to the hashtag #IsSportSexist or contact the BBC Sport Facebook page and our Google+ page.

    Milly O'Boyle: I've played footy all my life I've been reminded that I shouldn't play it because I'm female. I've played against males before and sometimes I've been good as them! Every gender has a right to play any sport!

    Yuri Ramsey: Definitely....women in sport aren't taken seriously and mixed teams aren't even considered.

  63. Pinter sacked as Hungary coach


    Hungary have sacked coach Attila Pinter after eight months and only one competitive match, last week's 2-1 defeat by Northern Ireland. Hungary have failed to qualify for a major tournament since the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

  64. Ecclestone backed radio ban

    Formula 1

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport

    Bernie Ecclestone

    Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he was behind the ban on teams giving drivers advice over the radio.

    The 83-year-old said drivers needed to be heroes again in the wake of concerns they appeared to be puppets for engineers.

    "The drivers are all happy it's gone. They drive the cars, they should know what's wrong and right," he said.

  65. R&A secretary's statement


    A statement from Royal and Ancient Golf Club secretary Peter Dawson, outlining the process of today's vote on admitting women members and how it will be announced.

    Dawson says: "Participation has been very strong with over 75% of our members voting. I certainly am hoping for a positive outcome today and I believe that our members who have a very long record of acting in golf's best interests will take this opportunity to welcome women as members of Royal and Ancient Golf Club."

  66. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer latest


    BBC Wales Sport tweets: SOLSKJAER UPDATE: First team coach Danny Keough and GK coach Richard Hartis preparing Cardiff squad for Saturday's game against Derby

  67. Ryder Cup moment #1


    Ryder Cup best moments composite

    We've picked our top 10 Ryder Cup moments and are asking you to vote for your favourite.

    Our first comes from 1969.

    With the Cup coming down to the final match between American Jack Nicklaus and Englishman Tony Jacklin, and the pair both level on the final green- Nicklaus sportingly conceded, halving the match and tieing the Ryder Cup for the first time.

  68. Bears to make late fitness call on Bell


    Warwickshire will make a late decision on Ian Bell's fitness for Saturday's One-Day Cup final against Durham.

    The 32-year-old England batsman has not played since the third one-day international against India on 30 August after suffering a broken toe.

    He has been cleared to play at Lord's, if fit, by the England & Wales Cricket Board, despite not having yet featured for the Bears in this competition.

  69. Get involved

    We are also asking who impressed you in the opening Champions League matches this week. Please send your views to #bbcsportsday or the BBC Sport Facebook page or Google+ page.

    John McEnerney: AS Roma looked tidy enough scoring 4 in 31mins & they have bundles of experienced players who can play a bit too! Dark Horse.

    Noel Joseph Arthur: Who would have thought that Liverpool would be the only English team to win their opening match? FC Porto impressed me the most.

    Dobs: Ludogorets! Liverpool needed a cheap penalty to beat them.

  70. Spurs could have got more for Sandro - Redknapp


    QPR midfielder Sandro

    Tottenham rejected a big-money offer from Russian club Zenit St Petersburg for Sandro in pre-season before allowing the Brazil midfielder to join QPR in a cut-price deadline-day deal, Harry Redknapp has claimed.

    Sandro moved to Loftus Road in a £10m deal and Redknapp said: "I was surprised we were able to get him to be honest, and that he wasn't playing more. I think Tottenham turned down a big bid from Zenit just before the start of the season, certainly four or five million more than we paid for him."

  71. Adams leaves Port Vale


    Micky Adams has stepped down as manager of League One side Port Vale, more than five years after first taking charge. Adams was in his second spell as Vale boss.

  72. Sailing World Championships


    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    Men's Finn class race

    "The boats are rigged and ready to go at the World Sailing Championships in Santander, but it's a delayed start to proceedings on the water due to expected shipping traffic.

    "Plenty of breeze for the Laser and Laser Radial Medal Race as the fight for the World Championship podium reaches its climax.

    "With two world silvers and a bronze already to his name, it's all about trying to bring back gold for Britain's Nick Thompson, who is effectively tied with Laser series leader Tom Burton of Australia going into the double points decisive race.

    "Britain's Alison Young also made the cut in the Laser Radial finale but is out of contention for a medal after only coming to form late this year due to illness."

  73. Level playing field?

    Aimee Lewis

    BBC Sport

    Men and women's sport composite

    As the Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes whether to admit women members, where do distinctions between the sexes remain?

    We take a look at six sports in which differences between men and women remain, and examine why those distinctions continue.

    From a no-contact rule for women in lacrosse to the absence of a four-woman bobsleigh.

  74. Slow start for Westwood in Wales


    Lee Westwood in action at the Wales Open

    Ryder Cup wildcard Lee Westwood has slipped to two over par after nine holes on day one of the Wales Open at Celtic Manor. The 41-year-old started from the 10th and birdied his third hole, but dropped a shot at the next, before further bogeys on the 17th and 18th.

    And it could have been worse for the former world number one, who holed from 12 feet for a six on the 18th after his third shot from a greenside bunker rolled off the green and trickled down a steep slope into the water.

  75. Drogba seeks time to regain sharpness


    Didier Drogba in action against Schalke

    Veteran Chelsea striker Didier Drogba believes he can improve if he plays more frequently. The 36-year-old started Wednesday's Champions League 1-1 draw with Schalke but was unable to add to his 157 Blues goals.

    "The good thing is no pain in the ankle, so now I can start working and training and improve the condition," he told Chelsea TV. "I was feeling much better in the second half. I'm like a diesel; I need time."

  76. Sam Allardyce news conference


    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce on how his side can beat Liverpool: "When you get possession there will be gaps and you have to try and exploit those occasions well.

    "We have to believe we can do that at one stage or another. We have to be defensively resilient and then when we have possession, we have to exploit the gaps they may possibly leave."

  77. Sam Allardyce news conference


    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce on potentially benefitting from Liverpool's midweek Champions League action: "Having played with my team in Europe at Bolton I know how difficult the next Premier League game can be.

    "If we can seek any advantage from that then great. But Brendan does have a big squad."

  78. Sam Allardyce news conference


    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce on his side's lack of home wins: "What we've clearly got to do is stop our poor home results and we've got to try to do that against Liverpool.

    "We're looking forward to the game as always and hopefully we can play as well as against Tottenham, but this time get a result."

  79. Sam Allardyce news conference


    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, speaking ahead of the Premier League match with Liverpool on Saturday: "We'll have the same squad for this weekend as Monday night.

    "We were obviously pleased with the performance but not the ultimate result.

    "The three points would have been gladly accepted, but the performance gives us a little more confidence."

  80. Sutherland stays on with Cricket Australia


    James Sutherland has been reappointed Cricket Australia chief executive beyond the 2015 World Cup. The 49-year-old took over in 2001 at the age of 35, becoming the youngest chief executive to be named by the governing body. His latest three-year deal was due to expire in June 2015.

  81. Hingis and Bencic beaten in Tokyo


    Belinda Bencic (left) and Martina Hingis in action

    Former world number one Martina Hingis, 33, and rising star Belinda Bencic, 17, lost to the top-seeded pair of Zimbabwe's Cara Black and Sania Mirza of India 6-4 6-2 at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

    The Swiss duo, who won their doubles debut match against Japan's Rika Fujiwara and Taiwan's Hsieh Shu-Ying 6-4 6-2 in the first round, said they might team up again in WTA events in China in the coming weeks, depending on how Hingis' usual partner Italian Flavia Pennetta recovers from a foot injury.

  82. Get involved

    We're asking this morning if you think sport is sexist. Please keep them coming in to the hashtag #IsSportSexist or contact the BBC Sport Facebook page and our Google+ page.

    John Tavener: There are plenty of women only clubs in sport. Why is it just the men only ones that grab the headlines.

    Sam J Frampton: Yes, to a degree. Certainly not in my U10s where the two girls are two of my best players!

    Mr A Donbilivit: Tennis is ridiculous, it's sexism gone mad. How can women earn the same prize money playing 3 sets and not 5? Absolute joke

  83. Ryder Cup foursome in action


    Paul Lawrie

    European Ryder Cup players Thomas Bjorn, Lee Westwood, Stephen Gallagher and Jamie Donaldson are all in action at the Wales Open.

    Players are already on the course at the scene of Europe's momentous triumph in 2010 - Celtic Manor.

    Keep up with the leaderboard and hear updates throughout the day on BBC Radio Wales.

  84. Harry Redknapp news conference


    A final word from QPR boss Harry Redknapp, who is asked if he will be signing a new contract: "I haven't yet. I could do it today but I just have to get to the ground and get it done."

    On FA chairman Greg Dyke's plan to have more British players in the Premier League: "We all want British players but they have got to be up to playing and if they are not it's a problem."

  85. Harry Redknapp news conference


    QPR boss Harry Redknapp

    Harry Redknapp on the atmosphere at QPR when he first arrived: "There were lots of different groups, there wasn't a good atmosphere about the place but you move on and we have a lot of good lads here now.

    "The two home games, we made plenty of chances and should have got at least a point against Hull. Away, we've had two heavy defeats and not scored but they've been difficult games. I didn't have a pre-season to work with the group but we'll only get stronger.

    "We've got to be positive. I wouldn't want us to see us sitting back at home, not against Stoke."

  86. Harry Redknapp news conference


    QPR manager Harry Redknapp on rumours of signing Stoke striker Peter Crouch: "He's a great bloke and a good player but nothing ever came of it."

    On QPR's start to the season: "We had a difficult two away games. We had players who weren't up to speed, we brought a lot of new players to the club, so we were a little behind the pace early on. But I think we will be fine.

    "Sandro got cramp last week. He hadn't played, all the training in the world doesn't compensate for playing in games. Hopefully we will see Sandro fitter than he was last week and he is going to be a great player for us."

  87. Harry Redknapp news conference


    QPR manager Harry Redknapp on the return to Loftus Road of former QPR boss Mark Hughes with Stoke on Saturday: "I hope he gets a good reception. He's a top manager. They did OK in his first year here then they had a difficult second season - we've all had that. He's doing an excellent job at Stoke, the same as he has done at most clubs he has been at.

    "Stoke are a strong side. They went to Manchester City and won, not many teams will do that I saw them at Leicester and I thought they played ever so well. It will be a tough game but I think we have a chance against anybody at home."

  88. Wigley convinced Forest captain Cohen will return


    Nottingham Forest assistant manager Steve Wigley is convinced captain Chris Cohen will make a full recovery from a third serious knee injury in three years.

    The 27-year-old has been ruled out for nine months with the injury he sustained in Sunday's draw with Derby.

    Wigley said: "It's a huge blow for Chris and the club. But I have no doubts he'll come back. He knows what he has to come through."

  89. Dwyer omitted by Cardinals

    American Football

    Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer became the latest NFL player this week to be sidelined by his team due to off-field legal issues.

    The 25-year-old, arrested by Phoenix police after two alleged aggravated assault incidents in July, was left out of the Cardinals matchday squad.

    It continues a tumultuous week for the NFL as it deals with domestic violence issues involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

  90. Fifa world rankings


    The latest Fifa world rankings are out. England move up two places to 18, Wales rise 12 places to 29, level with Scotland, and Northern Ireland are up 24 to 71.

    Germany and Argentina retain the top two spots, while Colombia move above the Netherlands into third. It is the best ranking for Wales since they were 27th in March 1994. They were 116th as recently as March 2011.

  91. Forest back on top


    Britt Assombalonga celebrates scoring

    Nottingham Forest returned to the top of the Championship with a 5-3 win against Fulham at the City Ground.

    Britt Assombalonga netted his seventh and eighth goals of the season to condemn Fulham to their sixth defeat of the season, increasing the pressure on coach Felix Magath.

    Meanwhile, East Midlands neighbours Derby came from behind to beat Blackburn 3-2 at Ewood Park.

  92. Get involved

    We're asking this morning if you think sport is sexist. Here are some of your Facebook comments. Please keep them coming in to the hashtag #IsSportSexist or contact the BBC Sport Facebook page and our Google+ page.

    Emma Roddy: Definitely sexist! Things need to change! As a girl who is interested in football I am laughed at and ridiculed. Sport is for everyone.

    James Parker: I think with sports like Rugby it would be difficult due to the physicality (I could be proved wrong) and Tennis would be a hard transition as Women play 3 sets to the Men's 5 (not in all competitions). Anything like Golf, Snooker, Motor Racing (I'm sure there are others I haven't thought of) I don't see why they shouldn't be mixed.

    Martin Smith: If anything women get more acclaim and prize money relative to their ability - look at the stream of mediocre female racing drivers who always find backing, or the equal prize money for shorter tennis matches.

  93. Balotelli makes dog home donation


    The Liverpool Echo reports that Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has made a generous donation, thought to be a five-figure sum, to Manchester Dogs' Home after 60 dogs were killed in a fire last week.

  94. Jagielka relishing Europa challenge


    Everton host VfL Wolfsburg at Goodison on Thursday night, their first European match for five seasons, and skipper Phil Jagielka disagrees with the view that the competition can disrupt a team's Premier League campaign. "It's all about momentum. At the start of the season we didn't particularly play too badly but we didn't manage to find any momentum," he says.

    "We conceded far too many goals and didn't see out games. Since we came back from the international break it's all about us getting that ball rolling, getting clean sheets, getting goals, getting wins."

  95. UK back pages


    The Times

    In The Times, Oliver Kay wrote of Manchester City's defeat at Bayern Munich: "It is nothing like a knock-out blow, not with another five rounds of matches still to play in group E, but it was certainly a kick in the teeth for City.

    "To that point, Bayern Munich had been frustrated, above all by Joe Hart, but Boateng's strike, which flew in off Mario Gotze's back, got their latest Champions League campaign off to a winning start and, along with Roma's demolition of CSKA Moscow, left City facing another scrap to get through to the knock-out stages."

  96. Get involved

    We also want to know who has impressed you most in the opening round of Champions League matches. Please send your views to #bbcsportsday or the BBC Sport Facebook page or Google+ page.

  97. Coleman back as Accrington boss

    John Coleman has returned with assistant Jimmy Bell for a second spell as manager of Accrington Stanley, who are currently 20th in League Two.

  98. UK back pages


    The Daily Telegraph back page

    The Daily Telegraph's Henry Winter also praised Joe Hart and wrote: "Lady Luck is a callous creature at times. This was so harsh on Hart, if not necessarily City.

    "The English champions offered occasional threat in the first half but faded after the break, inviting Germany's finest on, inviting trouble. City had nobody of the outfield calibre of Xabi Alonso, whose passing remains a joy to watch."

  99. Get involved

    The Royal and Ancient Golf Club is set to announce this evening whether it will admit women members for the first time in its 260-year history. We would like to know is you think sport is sexist and what examples you may have experienced of this, or whether it has changed in recent years.

    Please use the hashtag #IsSportSexist or contact the BBC Sport Facebook page and our Google+ page.

  100. Ronaldinho pays penalty on debut


    Ronaldinho on his debut for Queretaro

    Former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho missed a penalty on his debut for Mexican side Queretaro who lost 1-0 at home to UANL. Looking short of match fitness, the 34-year-old Brazilian fired his effort over the bar in the 61st minute, having been kept on for the second half despite looking tired.

  101. Football gossip

    In today's BBC Sport gossip column, Arsenal are thought to be looking at the free-transfer market in a bid to ease their defensive problems, with former Everton defender Joseph Yobo, 34, and ex-West Brom centre-back Diego Lugano, 33, among the players they have discussed signing.

    And former Stoke and Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis, 56, is ready to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Cardiff City - if the 41-year-old Norwegian is sacked as manager.

  102. UK back pages


    The Sun

    Let's have a look at what the British press make of things this morning and Steven Howard in The Sun (subscription required) is full of praise for England goalkeeper Joe Hart, opining: "Hart was back to his best last night, a dominating figure in the City box as the German double-winners beat a non-stop path to his door."

  103. Neville criticises Toure display


    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure

    Former Manchester United and Everton defender Phil Neville was in the BBC Radio 5 live studio last night and was disappointed with Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure against Bayern at the Allianz Arena.

    "That wasn't the Yaya Toure we've seen in big games over the past three or four years for Manchester City. He didn't look happy. He was strolling around the pitch and his body language wasn't right."

  104. Chelsea's Costa injury concern


    Star Chelsea striker Diego Costa was a substitute last night, replacing Didier Drogba in the 74th minute at Stamford Bridge, and boss Jose Mourinho suggested the Spaniard is not ready to start more than one game a week while he fully recovers from hamstring trouble.

  105. Hart confident despite Bayern defeat


    Joe Hart is beaten by a late deflected strike

    Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart believes they can qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League despite losing their first group match.

    "Last year we had a poor start against Bayern but we won the rest of our games and qualified. We're confident we can do it again this time," the 27-year-old said.

  106. Post update

    Hello and welcome along to another Sportsday. Manchester City were beaten in the Champions League by a last-minute deflected strike from their former defender Jerome Boateng at Bayern Munich last night, while Chelsea were surprisingly held at home by Schalke. Tonight it's the return of the Europa League as Tottenham travel to Partizan Belgrade, Celtic are in Salzburg and Everton host Wolfsburg.