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  1. Post update

    Right boys and girls, that's all from today's Sportsday. Thanks for your company.

    We'll be back at 08:00 BST on Monday but don't forget to join our live coverage of the weekend's football and the Singapore Grand Prix, among other sporting matters, over the weekend.

  2. Nigel Clough interview


    BBC Radio 5 live

    A final excerpt from tonight's Nigel Clough interview on 5 live you can hear from 21:00 BST. Asked about his late, great father Brian he says: "Knowing how everyone felt was one of his biggest strengths, whether it was players, staff, fans, he had empathy, he could put himself in their shoes, know how they were feeling and look after them accordingly and then he would listen to problems and understand better than anybody and it's nothing to do with football.

    "If he'd stayed at ICI Billingham, where he started, he probably would have ended up running ICI and, if he'd stayed in hospital any longer, he'd have sorted out the NHS. I don't think he had a massive ego and a lot of it was a front. I saw him in his quieter moments and his moments of self-doubt and they were a lot more than people would imagine."

  3. 'Influential' Eto'o makes case


    Samuel Eto'o

    Roberto Martinez says Samuel Eto'o is ready to claim a starting berth at Everton.

    The Cameroon striker, 33, caught the eye after being introduced in the 4-1 UEFA Europa League win over Wolfsburg on Thursday and is pushing for his full Goodison Park debut against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

    Martinez said: "Samuel has been so influential in training and [against Wolfsburg] he gave me the impression he is ready from a physical point of view. That is going to be a major boost because you could not believe the influence he has had on the squad already."

  4. Scepovic makes fitness vow


    Stefan Scepovic

    Celtic striker Stefan Scepovic has assured fans that he will impress them once he hones his fitness.

    The Serb, 24, has made an inauspicious start since signing from Sporting Gijon and has not completed either of the matches he has started against Aberdeen and Salzburg.

    "When I came here I was about 80% fit and now I feel much better and I will get better week by week," he said. "I need to work hard to become 100 per cent fit then everything will be okay."

  5. Reading takeover finalised


    A Thai consortium has successfully completed a takeover of Reading, the Championship club have confirmed.

    The partnership, which was first announced in July, will be led by businesswoman Khunying Sasima Srivikorn. She will now become co-chairman with Sir John Madejski, who has been with the Berkshire club since 1990.

  6. Richards 'became a scapegoat'


    Interesting interview in the Guardian with Micah Richards. The defender, who joined Fiorentina towards the end of the transfer window, believes he had "become a scapegoat" and Manchester City and suspects that "until [Roy Hodgson's] gone I don't see myself getting in [the England squad]."

  7. On this day . . .


    Lee Bowyer

    14 years ago today, Lee Bowyer scored a late winner as Leeds beat AC Milan 1-0 in the Champions League.

  8. Champions League winner joins Tadcaster


    Former Manchester United and West Brom midfielder Jonathan Greening has joined ninth-tier side Tadcaster Albion.

    He was a free agent after leaving Nottingham Forest at the end of last season and could play for the Northern Counties East Premier Division side against Maltby on Saturday.

    "It's unbelievable for the club," Tadcaster boss Paul Marshall told BBC Radio York. "My son has known his daughter for some time but I had never spoken to him before yesterday."

    Greening, 35, was in United's squad when they beat Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final.

  9. Maguire wins on comeback

    Horse Racing

    Jason Maguire

    Jockey Jason Maguire made a winning return at Newton Abbot six months after he was in a coma following a fall.

    The Irishman scored on 5-6 favourite Bonne Fee, trained by Kim Bailey, in the mares' novice hurdle (14:15 BST).

    Maguire, who won the 2011 Grand National on Ballabriggs, suffered a fractured sternum and had part of his liver removed after falling at Stratford in March.

  10. Nigel Clough interview


    BBC Radio 5 live

    More from the 5 live interview with Nigel Clough you can hear at 21:00 BST. Asked whether his late, great father Brian could have been a director he says: "I don't think he could have been. When he retired from Forest he didn't want to haunt the next manager Frank Clark or anything and be around.

    "There was a lot made last year of Sir Alex Ferguson being around and David Moyes was struggling and whether that was a help or hindrance, I don't know but he wanted to divorce himself from that. Being in the boardroom would have been a step too far for him."

  11. Sport and the referendum

    UK Sport has made a statement after Scotland voted against the chance to become independent.

    Chair Rod Carr said: "Britain's elite sport system has proven to be up there with the best in the world with our athletes performances in Beijing, London and Sochi. Today's decision means UK Sport can continue with its plans and preparations for Rio 2016 and beyond."

  12. Potential £13m deal diffuses tensions

    Rugby Union

    More on the news that a compromise has been reached over the impact the World Cup will have on the domestic game.

    A package worth up to £13m has been agreed between the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Premiership Rugby, with the 2015-16 season starting from the weekend of 17 October after the International Rugby Board granted dispensation for club games to be staged during the knockout phase of the finals.

    Alarmed by the possibility of five income-free months because of England 2015 and the off-season, the Premiership clubs sought £14m in lost revenue from the RFU.

    Some owners threatened to flout IRB regulations by playing throughout the entire World Cup if their demands were not met, but a complex, part-incentivised agreement has now been reached.

  13. Tennis

    Novak Djokovic and Grigor Dimitrov

    Novak Djokovic tweets: "Great practicing with @GrigorDimitrov. See you again soon!"

  14. Januzaj a victim of Van Gaal's system


    Louis van Gaal was also asked about Adnan Januzaj after reports that the Belgian winger was considering his future at Manchester United after struggling to earn a place in the Dutchman's XI.

    "He has to compete with very good players. That's the reason," said Van Gaal. "You can't put 15 players in the squad, only 11.

    "With this system he has to compete with a lot of potentially very strong strikers. When we play 4-3-3 then he should have maybe more chances but it also depends on the system we play. When I have changed my system he played."

  15. Scottish Premiership


    While much of Scotland's attention is still elsewhere, there will be Scottish Premiership action this evening when Partick Thistle welcome St Mirren to Firhill (19:45 BST).

    The visitors are still searching for their first point of the campaign, while Thistle would move into the top half with a victory.

  16. Pearson wary of Man Utd 'swagger'


    Leicester will welcome Manchester United at a time when the Old Trafford club have rediscovered their "swagger", says manager Nigel Pearson.

    A 4-0 victory over QPR last Sunday was their first under Louis van Gaal after a troubled opening to the campaign.

    "United look like they have a swagger back, they have added quality," Pearson said. "They have been a huge presence within the English game for a long time. I'm sure they will reignite that at some point."

  17. Manchester City v Chelsea history


    Carlos Tevez celebrates City's winner against Chelsea in December 2009

    Our final look back at recent meetings and in December 2009 there was another 2-1 victory for City as they again came from behind to defeat the Blues. Emmanuel Adebayor's own goal had put Chelsea ahead early on but the striker scored at the right end to equalise, before Carlos Tevez hit a 56th-minute winner.

  18. Ryan favourite to make history

    Horse Racing

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC horse racing correspondent

    Amy Ryan

    Blaine is the significant mover in the market for this weekend's big betting race, the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup.

    The sponsor reports a surge of bets for the four-year-old, on whom trainer Kevin Ryan's daughter Amy will attempt to become the first female jockey to win Scotland's most prestigious flat race. The support is at least partly attributed to the horse's high draw in the stalls (26), giving easy access to race on the stands-side of the track which was apparently favoured in Friday's sprint races at Ayr.

    Blaine is co-favourite at 10-1 with Alben Star and Watchable for the £160,000 prize staged over six furlongs (3/4 mile) at 3-50.

    Amy Ryan, who was out of action for more than six months following injuries sustained on her father's horse Bogart in July 2013, again teams up with the horse in Ayr's Silver Cup (2-40). They too have a seemingly favourable draw in stall 25.

  19. Murray and Marray beaten in Metz


    British pair Jamie Murray and Jonathan Marray were beaten in the semi-finals of the Moselle Open in Metz by the fourth seeds, Croatian Marin Draganja and Finn Henri Kontinen, 6-4 6-3 in just under an hour.

  20. Louis van Gaal news conference


    Van Gaal also had some good news for Wayne Rooney...

    "There are always players you put in a team. My captain shall always play and normally the goalkeeper so it's not a surprise. I don't think any player is fixed. Only the captain has more privileges but no other player has privileges I think. Every player knows that because when you see how I manage my teams."

  21. Curle takes Carlisle job


    Former Manchester City captain Keith Curle has been appointed Carlisle manager.

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    Tom Garry: "One team and its fans will have to travel from Baku to London in between 1/4 final and semi-final of #Euro2020 Nice idea #UEFA"

    Steven Whitehead: "Disappointing to see that Cardiff won't be hosting the #Euro2020. Would have been great to have so many UK cities involved."

  23. Van Gaal 'does not think Real would sell' Ronaldo


    Louis van Gaal has been speaking to the media ahead of Manchester United's trip to Leicester on Sunday.

    Asked about rumours that Cristiano Ronaldo could return to Old Trafford, the manager said: "It's always a discussion in the papers and I don't think the media shall buy Ronaldo. When it is possible, what I said with Falcao, players like Ronaldo give a lot extra to selection or to a team, but I don't think Real Madrid shall sell him."

  24. Hogg earns Glasgow reprieve

    Rugby Union

    Stuart Hogg will make his first Glasgow start in four months when the Warriors face Newport Gwent Dragons in Saturday's Guinness Pro12 encounter in Wales.

    Coach Gregor Townsend has excluded the British and Irish Lions back from his starting XV since a 54-0 victory over Zebre last May. However, the 22-year-old full-back replaces Peter Murchie at 15 for the weekend trip to Rodney Parade.

  25. Football

    Dan Walker

    BBC Sport

    Yaya Toure of Manchester City

    "Yaya Toure good on #Chelsea, champions league, criticism & cake! #MCFC @MCFC @BBCSport On Football Focus tomorrow."

  26. Ferguson key to Glasgow win


    Sir Alex Ferguson

    Sir Alex Ferguson's support for Scotland's Euro 2020 bid was critical in Glasgow beating Cardiff to the final package of matches, says Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan.

    Hampden Park won the right to host three group games and a last-16 match after beating the Millennium Stadium by a single ranking point in Uefa's preferential voting system.

    Speaking about the part played by the former Manchester United manager, Regan said: "We focused on the history and heritage of football. We knew [Uefa president] Michel Platini was a football man and that's what we played strongest on and that's why we used Alex Ferguson."

  27. Arsenal financial results


    Arsenal have posted a £4.7m profit and reported increased turnover in their latest financial figures released on Friday. The results, which covered the year ended 31 May 2014, also revealed the club had cash reserves of £173m.

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    Earlier today, we asked what you make of Euro 2020 being held in different countries around Europe. Here's a flavour of what you've been telling us...

    Stephen Glover: "Cardiff misses out yet had one on the top ranking stadiums. Smaller countries should've had more of a chance to hold games."

    Sam Robson: "I think the Euro 2020 idea is great. So long as teams don't have one group game in Dublin and the other in Baku!"

    James Kay: "Gutted for Cardiff, but the bigger shock is Stockholm missing out. Surprised St Petersburg was picked given they host the WC."

  29. No racist connotation from Gale, says Prince


    Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince says he did not consider there to be a racist element to the verbal abuse delivered to him by Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale.

    Gale was banned for two matches after being reported by umpires for his part in an unseemly bust-up at the end of the third day's play in the Roses match this month.

    "I took offence to the way he spoke to me - that's the bottom line," Prince said. "The way the guy approached me and spoke to me, that's what I took offence to. I didn't stand there and think 'that may be a racial slur'."

  30. Manchester City v Chelsea history


    Samir Nasri scores the winner in March 2012

    Continuing our look back at recent Manchester City-Chelsea encounters at the Etihad, and in a midweek game in March 2012, City fought back from a goal down to win 2-1, Samir Nasri scoring the winner in the 85th minute.

  31. Keane vital to Villa - Hutton


    Paul Lambert and Roy Keane

    Defender Alan Hutton has praised Roy Keane's role in Aston Villa's fine start to the season.

    The Republic of Ireland assistant manager assumed the same role in Birmingham under Paul Lambert during the summer and has played his part as Villa have taken 10 points from their opening four games ahead of Saturday's visit of Arsenal.

    Asked by BBC1 One's Football Focus, on tomorrow at 12:10 BST, whether the Irishman's temper could be a useful threat, the Scotland international said: "I think so. It keeps you on your toes.

    "Roy's lifted the standard in training and he'll let you know if that standard drops. But everyone knows who the manager is and no one has ever questioned that."

  32. Lille to host Davis Cup final


    This year's Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland from 21-23 November will be played at French Ligue 1 football club Lille's Pierre Mauroy stadium.

    The stadium has a retractable roof, which will be closed during the duration of the tie, and has a capacity of 27,000 in tennis configuration. France have yet to decide on the surface to be used for the match.

  33. Pardew 'a broken man'


    Fans display a banner

    "It is hard to see Newcastle manager Alan Pardew surviving in his job for much longer - his side were torn apart by Southampton last weekend and he sounded like a broken man in his interviews after that game."

    BBC Sport columnist Robbie Savage has his say on the turmoil at Newcastle.

  34. The wit and wisdom of Brian Clough


    BBC Sport relives the wit and wisdom of Brian Clough to mark the 10th anniversary of his death on 20th September 2004.

    The manager earned legendary status by guiding both Derby and Nottingham Forest to league titles, before securing back-to-back European Cups with Forest in 1979 and 1980.

  35. Hamilton on song in Singapore

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton is currently quickest in second practice for the Singapore Grand Prix under the lights at Marina Bay. The 2008 world champion clocked a 1:47.940, which is 0.133 seconds quicker than Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

    Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg had to abort his qualifying-simulation lap when Pastor Maldonado crashed his Lotus to bring out the red flags. You can following the final 25 minutes or the session via our live text and audio commentary.

  36. Nigel Clough interview


    More from the Nigel Clough interview as he speculates on how his late, great father Brian might have fared in the modern game: "The gentleman that's gone in at Leeds now, the last manager probably only lasted a bit longer than his 44 days! There are a few clubs around at the moment that are being run and he could have hired himself out as a consultant to help run clubs properly.

    "He was keen that his own clubs didn't go into debt and all the things like Financial Fair Play, he was years ahead thinking about things like that."

  37. Manchester City v Chelsea history


    Manchester City v Chelsea
  38. Westwood issues Poulter warning


    Ian Poulter at the 2012 Ryder Cup

    Lee Westwood has warned European players and fans not to rely on Ian Poulter producing more Ryder Cup heroics at Gleneagles next week.

    Poulter has been Europe's top points scorer in each of the last three Ryder Cups - jointly with Luke Donald in 2010 - but Westwood said: "I think it's a lot to ask of him to do the same as he did last time. He turned the whole momentum of the Ryder Cup around on that Saturday night so let's not put too much pressure on him with that, but certainly he seems to be able to raise his game for a Ryder Cup."

  39. McCormack signs new Brentford deal


    Brentford's Alan McCormack has signed a new two-year deal which will keep him at Griffin Park until the summer of 2016, with the option of an extra year.

    The 30-year-old, who can play in defence or midfield, has made 52 appearances for Brentford since joining from Swindon Town last summer.

  40. Nigel Clough interview


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Ten years on from the death of the legendary Brian Clough, his son, Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough, speaks to BBC Radio 5 live's Pat Murphy in a wide-ranging interview you can hear at 21:00 BST tonight:

    "It has changed since he was in the game. He still would have been incredibly successful but dealing with the players and the money these days, would have made it more difficult.

    "And agents. Some of the things that go on in football these days, he would have been absolutely dismayed and flabbergasted by. Some of the owners and people that are running clubs and there's an obscene amount of money in the game but he always looked at people that are running clubs. I think the final straw for him would have been that there are ex-agents getting involved running football clubs.

  41. Manchester City v Chelsea history


    Manchester City v Chelsea 2013-14

    Manchester City face Chelsea in the game of the season so far on Sunday and during the afternoon we will look back at recent meetings between the teams at the Etihad.

    Chelsea fans will fondly recall last season's visit to the Etihad in February, when they condemned City to a first home Premier League defeat of the season courtesy of Branislav Ivanovic's first-half goal, and the phrase "Mourinho masterclass" was used in abundance.

  42. World Sailing Championships

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport in Santander

    "Britain's Giles Scott continues to dominate the Finn class in Santander. The 2011 world champion, who has five race wins from his eight so far, holds a 20 point lead at the top with two more races go before the medal decider on Sunday. Fellow Brit Ed Wright is in fourth overall."

  43. Premier League team news

    Everton v Crystal Palace (Sunday 16:00 BST)

    Samuel Eto'o could make his first start at Goodison Park having impressed after coming on as substitute for the final 22 minutes of last night's 4-1 Europa League win over Wolfsburg.

    Everton's only doubt is right-back Seamus Coleman, who sustained a knock on the head against the German side and will undergo a late fitness test.

  44. Nigel Clough interview


    BBC Radio 5 live

    More from tonight's Nigel Clough interview and asked for similarities between his late, great father and the current Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, Clough jnr says: "He said he was better looking but that's one thing that I don't think he could claim to be!

    "There are similarities and there's a certain brashness about how they go about their jobs, a self-confidence. I don't know if that goes all the way through Jose or if it's a bit of a show. Every manager and certainly my dad had a lot of moments of self-doubt."

  45. Rugby Union

    BBC Radio 5 live rugby union reporter Christopher Jones tweets: "With Pro 12 continuing as normal next season & Premiership delayed, as it stands there will be no LV Cup. Contract ends this season as well. A plan could have been to play the LV Cup during the group stages, but regions playing Pro 12. No spare weekends for PRL after group stages."

  46. Nigel Clough interview


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Ten years on from the death of the legendary Brian Clough, his son, Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough, speaks to BBC Radio 5 live's Pat Murphy in a wide-ranging interview you can hear at 21:00 BST tonight:

    "Within football everyone recognised his achievements and how he went about it, his principles he employed and the many people inside and outside of football would have liked to have said and done the things he did.

    "It has to go hand and hand with the success. If you have success then you can say and do the sort of things he did."

  47. Maguire back in the saddle

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC horse racing correspondent

    Top jump jockey Jason Maguire returned to action after suffering life-threatening injuries in a fall in March with a runaway success on the Kim Bailey-trained odds-on favourite Bonne Fee in the opening race of the day at Newton Abbot.

    Doctors were forced to remove part of Maguire's liver in an emergency operation on the eve of jump racing's Cheltenham Festival after he was kicked in a fall at Stratford. The 33-year-old, number one jockey to the prolific stable of Donald McCain as well as to Bailey, also suffered a fractured sternum.

    He is due to ride today at Newton Abbot and then at Worcester's 'twilight' fixture.

  48. Deal struck on Premiership kick-off

    Rugby Union

    The Aviva Premiership will begin during the knockout stages of the Rugby World Cup next year, it is confirmed.

    The Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby had been discussing the matter for some time, with a compromise struck which ensures that next season can be completed by the end of May 2016 without having to play midweek matches.

  49. A Question of Sport

    Formula 1

    Earlier we asked you which eight Formula 1 drivers have finished on the podium at the Singapore Grand Prix. The answers are: Alonso, Button, Glock, Hamilton, Raikkonen, Rosberg, Vettel and Webber.

  50. Uefa investigates Partizan fans banner


    Uefa is to open disciplinary proceedings against Partizan Belgrade after their fans displayed an anti-Semitic banner during their Europa League tie against Tottenham.

    Partizan Belgrade have apologised for the banner, describing their supporters' behaviour as a "mindless act".

  51. Royal London One-Day Cup final

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    There will be live commentary of the final from Lord's on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from 10:15 BST tomorrow.

  52. Lewis hails evergreen Collingwood


    Paul Collingwoood

    Meanwhile, Durham coach Jon Lewis believes 38-year-old former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood could have a pivotal role in tomorrow's final at Lord's.

    Lewis said: "He is in great form, he is in really good form. All year, he has been playing well, but particularly in the last couple of months. In this competition, he has played particularly well - he is probably the most influential player in the country in the competition.

    "I don't know if he is angling for a one-day international recall - I'm not sure that's quite in his thoughts, but he is playing as well as anybody else in England."

  53. Bell will miss final


    Warwickshire's England batsman Ian Bell has been ruled out of the Royal London One-Day Cup final against Durham at Lord's on Saturday because of a combination of a broken toe and tonsillitis.

    Warwickshire's director of cricket, Dougie Brown, said: "Ian has been receiving intense treatment on his broken toe for several days, in hope that he could be fit for Lord's. However, he is still several days away from regaining full fitness, and his bout of tonsillitis has made playing on Saturday impossible."

  54. Rankings rise for England and Wales

    Women's football

    England have risen to seventh in the Fifa women's world rankings after their successful World Cup qualifying campaign.

    Mark Sampson's side completed a perfect campaign on Wednesday with a 10-0 win over Montenegro and moved up a place in the rankings, released today.

    Scotland stay 21st, Wales are up five places to 32nd and Northern Ireland drop five to 64th.

  55. Southampton loan Boruc to Bournemouth


    Artur Boruc

    Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc has joined Championship club Bournemouth until January in an emergency loan deal.

    The 34-year-old Poland international, formerly with Celtic, could make his Cherries debut in Saturday's game at Watford.

  56. Euro 2020 host city announcement


    BBC Wales' Dafydd Pritchard: "There has been a stark change in mood in Geneva as far as the Football Association of Wales are concerned after Cardiff was overlooked in their bid to host three Euro 2020 group games and a last-16 match.

    "Both Glasgow and Dublin have been successful - with the former rumoured to have pipped Cardiff by just one vote - and say they will be throwing an almighty party for fans visiting their respective cities.

    "For the FAW, though, it's a sense of shock. A downbeat chief executive Jonathan Ford lamented the "politics" of the decision-making, maintaining the Welsh bid could not have been stronger."

  57. Junior Ryder Cup


    Blairgowrie Golf Club

    Before the big boys' event gets underway at Gleneagles on Friday, Scotland will host the Junior Ryder Cup at Blairgowrie Golf Club on Monday and Tuesday.

    Handy for British Amateur champion Bradley Neil, who tweets: "Landed in Dundee. En route to hometown Blairgowrie to start preparations for @juniorrydercup."

  58. Rugby Union

    BBC Radio 5 live rugby union reporter Christopher Jones tweets: "Tom Croft makes first Leicester start in over a year at Bath tomorrow. Hear from him in the sport on @bbc5live at 1.30."

  59. Time for an explanation?


    Michel Platini has been speaking in Geneva about the £16,000 watches given to Fifa committee members at the World Cup in Brazil.

    "I receive watches, you receive watches, we all receive watches, I have received several," said the Uefa president.

  60. Liverpool hopeful about Sturridge


    Daniel Sturridge on England duty

    Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Daniel Sturridge could be fit for the Merseyside derby with Everton on 27 September.

    The striker, who has missed Liverpool's last two matches with a thigh injury, is likely to return to training next week. "Daniel is doing well and is out on the field doing some work," Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

  61. Euro 2020 host city announcement


    Despite pre-announcement despondency, Glasgow's Hampden Park will host a Euro 2020 last-16 tie and three group stage matches.

    Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan said: "Today's announcement gives us a perfect platform on which to realise our ambitions. It would be great if Scotland can qualify for Euro 2020, playing in front of a full house at Hampden Park with a successful national team represented by graduates from our Performance Schools."

  62. Assou-Ekotto handed three-match ban

    Tottenham full-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been banned for three matches after being found guilty of improper conduct in relation to the Nicolas Anelka 'quenelle' incident, the Football Association announces.

  63. Pellegrini denies Mourinho rivalry


    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manuel Pellegrini has just finished his media conference ahead of Sunday's encounter with Chelsea.

    BBC Sport's Mike Keegan reports that the Manchester City manager was "in good form" and shrugged off suggestions that he has a rivalry with Stamford Bridge boss Jose Mourinho. "It's nothing important," he said. "In this profession we manage different ways. Nothing more."

    Pellegrini also confirmed that Frank Lampard will be involved against his former club and that summer signing Eliaquim Mangala is ready and training with the club. "He was a bit late in his preparation. He is ready," the Chilean said of the French defender.

  64. Euro 2020 host city announcement


    UK Government minister for sport Helen Grant has enthusiastically greeted the news that Wembley will host the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020.

    "I am sure it will be a fantastic tournament and that we will put on a fitting climax to the competition," she said. "Not only will it give us a great opportunity to promote the inclusivity of football, but the thought of playing in the finals of such a major tournament on home soil is one that should excite every young England player."

  65. 'World's most Australian man' to face Wallabies

    Rugby Union

    Nick Cummins

    Australia wing Nick Cummins is to appear for the Barbarians against the Wallabies at Twickenham on Saturday, 1 November.

    The 26-year-old, the first player to be named in the Barbarians' squad, was released from his Western Force and Wallabies contracts in July when he opted to move to Japanese side Coca Cola West Red Spark to provide support for his sick father, brother and sister.

    Cummins - dubbed "the world's most Australian man" by one newspaper - has scored six tries in his 15 Test appearances, most recently starting against France in June this year.

  66. Sailing

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport in Santander

    "Well that was intense and it's disappointment for Bryony Shaw after she missed out on a medal in the women's windsurfing finale.

    "The Olympic 2008 bronze medallist was absolutely distraught when she came up the slipway knowing a podium finish was well in her grasp.

    "It was another dramatic finale with silver and bronze changing hands throughout the 10-board race.

    "Shaw had one of them until the midway point when she got stuck on a mark and lost her lead, and with it a place on the podium. She ended up finishing in fifth place overall with Britain's Izzy Hamilton a further four places back in ninth."

  67. Get involved

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    So, now that we know the 13 host venues, what do you make of Euro 2020 being held in different countries around Europe?

  68. Mourinho delighted with Wembley decision


    Chelsea boss Jose Mourino gives his views on Wembley being awarded the Euro 2020 final: "Great news - it will be a very special Euros - it is fantastic news. I hope to be there as a fan not a manager."

  69. Alonso fastest in first practice

    Formula 1

    Fernando Alonso in first practice at Singapore

    Ferrari's Fernando Alonso finishes fastest in first practice for the Singapore Grand Prix, with Britain's Lewis Hamilton a tenth off the pace in second. There was bad luck for four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, who faces the prospect of missing the entire second session, which starts at 14:30 BST, following an engine failure.

  70. Jose Mourinho news conference


    "I don't want to compare squads but ours is better than it was last season, we have more solutions. We have a good balance. It's always a good time to play against big teams because it makes my job easy.

    "We respect City totally because they deserve it, but we believe in ourselves. The perfect situation is to score a lot of goals and not concede, and we have to chase that perfection."

  71. Jose Mourinho news conference


    Diego Costa with Jose Mourinho

    "Everybody is ready to play, Diego [Costa] is not in the best condition but he will start. If he plays he won't play against Bolton. [in the League Cup on Wednesday]."

  72. Jose Mourinho news conference


    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been addressing the media ahead of Sunday's crunch fixture at Manchester City and says: "It's one more game and three more points but when matches are between title contenders, every point makes a difference.

    "We know what it's like to win there and lose there. I watched last season's games to identify the differences."

  73. Euro 2020 host city announcement


    Daily Telegraph sports news correspondent Ben Rumsby tweets: "Am told England victory was unanimous. So Germany effectively did pull out. #euro2020"

  74. Wigan scrum-half Smith signs long-term contract

    Rugby League

    Wigan Warriors, who thrashed Huddersfield 57-4 last night to reach the Super League play-off semi-finals, announce that scrum-half Matty Smith has signed an extended contract with the club.

    England international Smith will remain with the Warriors until the end of the 2018 season.

    The 27-year-old helped Wigan to a league and cup double in 2013, winning the Lance Todd Trophy after his man-of-the-match display in Wigan's Challenge Cup final victory over Hull FC at Wembley.

  75. Architects dream up shared Merseyside stadium


    The Liverpool Echo reports that an architects firm has drawn up ambitious plans for a shared stadium for Liverpool and Everton - created by flattening St Johns Shopping Centre.

  76. BreakingEuro 2020 host city announcement


    Cardiff misses out as Glasgow, Bilbao, Budapest and Brussels get the final four last-16 ties and three group games.

  77. BreakingEuro 2020 host city announcement


    Copenhagen, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Dublin will each host a last-16 tie and three group-stage games. Now Glasgow and Cardiff sweat over the final-four places.

  78. Football

    Dan Roan

    BBC Sport in Zurich

    "So Fifa ethics chief Eckert says no ruling on 2018/22 WC probe until the spring, and findings will "never" be made public, only his decision."

  79. BreakingEuro 2020 host city announcement


    Munich, Baku, St Petersburg and Rome will each host three group-stage matches and a quarter-final.

  80. BreakingEuro 2020 host city announcement


    London's Wembley Stadium will host the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020.

  81. Alonso sets the pace in Singapore

    Formula 1

    Fernando Alonso is the surprise pacesetter in first practice for the Singapore Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver, winner at Marina Bay in 2008, clocked a lap of 1:49.056, 0.122 seconds quicker than Lewis Hamilton. You can follow the final 20 minutes of the session via our live text and audio commentary.

  82. Euro 2020 host city announcement


    Right, the announcement show is under way in Geneva. We'll no doubt have plenty of preamble before the cities are actually named but we'll give you a nudge when something interesting happens.

    Uefa's Executive Committee will select 13 associations/cities from the 19 bids, with 12 winning standard packages (three group stage games, one quarter-final or round of 16 game) and one association/city chosen to host the semi-finals and final (either London or Munich).

  83. FA Cup: 50 memorable goals - Gerrard's last-gasp screamer


    Steven Gerrard scores against West Ham

    With live coverage of the FA Cup returning to BBC Sport when the first round proper begins in November, we are looking back at 50 iconic goals from the competition.

    We begin today with Steven Gerrard's heroics for Liverpool in the 2006 final against West Ham.

    BBC Sport will be showing a classic FA Cup goal a day for 50 days with the chance for you to vote on your favourite each week.

  84. Cardiff duo focus on Derby trip


    Cardiff's new management team of Danny Gabbidon and Scott Young insist they are looking no further than this weekend's Championship game at Derby as the club seeks a permanent successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    "At the minute we've been told to take the Derby game and that's as far as we know," Gabbidon said. "Who knows if we get a couple of good results but at the moment we're focusing on this one game."

  85. Anticipation building in Geneva


    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    Euro 2020 host announcement

    "Under 10 mins now until Euro 2020 host cities announced..."

  86. Euro 2020


    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    Wembley Stadium

    "Welcome to Wembley. In next hour we'll hear if stadium has won the right to host the semi-final/final of Euro 2020. Scotland, Wales and Ireland also bidding to host Euro 2020 matches. Will be another no vote for one of those..."

  87. Watford boss Garcia to leave hospital


    Watford boss Oscar Garcia is expected to leave hospital on Friday but will not attend Saturday's home match with Bournemouth.

    The 41-year-old Spaniard was admitted to hospital on Sunday with minor chest pains and has undergone tests since.

    Assistant coach Ruben Martinez told BBC Three Counties Radio: "He is much better. I was with him on Thursday and he was very good. He will be with us I think in a few days. He needs rest."

  88. Gordon key to Celtic momentum


    Craig Gordon saves from Salzburg's Alan

    "In Craig Gordon, Celtic rediscovered world class at the bottom of a footballing skip."

    BBC Scotland's Tom English offers his thoughts on Celtic's 2-2 draw in Austria against Salzburg, and particularly the role of the former Hearts and Sunderland goalkeeper in the Europa League tie.

  89. Bevington facing injury lay-off

    Rugby Union

    Wales prop Ryan Bevington looks set to be unavailable for this season's autumn Tests after undergoing groin surgery. Wales kick off their autumn campaign against Australia at the Millennium Stadium on 8 November and also face Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa in November.

  90. Wozniacki through in Tokyo


    Caroline Wozniacki in action against Carla Suarez Navarro

    Second seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reached the Pan Pacific Open semi-finals by beating eighth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-3 6-3.

    The US Open finalist will face Garbine Muguruza of Spain on Saturday. Despite 10 double-faults, Muguruza defeated Casey Dellacqua of Australia 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-3.

    Top seed Angelique Kerber of Germany beat sixth seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-3 6-0.

  91. A Question of Sport

    Formula 1

    It's time for today's @QS teaser and the subject today is Formula 1. Which eight @Formula1 drivers have finished on the podium at the Singapore Grand Prix? Answers for you after 14:00 BST.

  92. Rampant Everton start strongly


    Leighton Baines scores for Everton

    Everton made a splendid start to their Europa League campaign with a 4-1 victory over Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

    A Ricardo Rodriguez own goal and a Seamus Coleman header gave them a 2-0 half-time lead before Leighton Baines's penalty and a Kevin Mirallas effort doubled the advantage. Rodriguez's late goal was only a consolation.

    Toffees boss Roberto Martinez said: "I thought there were two very good sides. On the night the scoreline probably doesn't reflect the difference between the two sides.

    "We scored at the right times. Our work-rate was magnificent. We had to defend and we did that really well, but every time we went forward we had a clinical touch about us."

  93. Euro 2020 vote


    Dafydd Pritchard of BBC Wales reports: "Rehearsals are under way at Espace Hippomeme in Geneva ahead of the announcement of the Euro 2020 hosts.

    "All the pre-ceremony conversation seems to suggest Wembley will win the right to stage the semi-finals and final, with rival bidders Germany possibly stepping aside.

    "Wales, meanwhile, are very confident of hosting three group games and a knockout stage match. Ireland could also be successful with a bid for the same package, but it seems Scotland could miss out. We expect the decision to be made by 12:30 BST."

  94. Singapore Grand Prix

    Formula 1

    First practice for the Singapore Grand Prix is under way on the streets of Marina Bay, with 2008 world champion and BBC Sport columnist Lewis Hamilton currently fastest. You can follow live text and audio commentary on the F1 pages.

  95. Swift to stay with Team Sky

    Road Cycling

    Ben Swift has signed a two-year contract extension with Team Sky. The 26-year-old from Rotherham has raced in five Grand Tours since joining Team Sky for their debut season in 2010 and claimed 11 victories in the same period.

  96. BOA react to referendum result

    Olympic Games

    The British Olympic Association (BOA) has responded to the result of the Scottish independence referendum.

    A BOA spokesperson said: "We are looking forward to continuing our detailed planning for Team GB as we prepare for the forthcoming Olympic Youth Festival early next year, the Baku 2015 European Games and, of course, Rio 2016."

  97. Coloccini urges fans to focus on team


    Newcastle protest

    We told you how Newcastle fans are planning to stage mass protests against manager Alan Pardew at tomorrow's game with Hull, with 15,000 of the above leaflets to be distributed.

    But Magpies captain Fabricio Coloccini has urged the fans to get behind the team instead. "You want to win every game, just like us, and we all want the best for this football club," he said in his programme notes for tomorrow's match.

    "We are football fans too, so we understand that things can get frustrating. But please, support the team for 90 minutes inside the stadium. We need your support."

  98. Premier League team news

    Newcastle v Hull (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Newcastle will again be without midfielders Siem de Jong (thigh) and Rolando Aarons (hamstring) with the former facing months on the sidelines.

    Papiss Cisse is closing in on a return from a long-term knee injury, but fellow frontman Adam Campbell (hernia) is likely to be missing for some time and full-back Davide Santon is still out as he continues his recovery from a knee problem.

  99. Premier League team news

    QPR v Stoke (Saturday 12:45 BST)

    Napoli loan signing Eduardo Vargas should recover from having stitches in his head to make his home debut for QPR tomorrow. The Chile striker suffered a clash of heads in midweek action for Rangers' Under-21s.

    Boss Harry Redknapp expects Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch to overcome niggles to face the Potters at Loftus Road.

  100. World Sailing Championships


    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport in Santander

    Bryony Shaw

    "Well that was a good watch with the boards booming along. Britain's Nick Dempsey got the top-five finish he wanted; fifth overall after the 10-board race.

    "Greece and two French boards were effectively disqualified for jumping the gun at the start. We had a couple of wipeouts too.

    "Lots of whooping and hollering throughout. Thousands have now packed into stand for the women's event. All eyes on Spain's Olympic champion Marina Alabau, while World silver medallist Bryony Shaw is hoping also to finish on the podium."

  101. Garcia to be released from hospital


    Oscar Garcia

    BBC Three Counties Radio sports editor Geoff Doyle reports that Watford head coach Oscar Garcia will be released from hospital today.

    The Spaniard was admitted on Sunday with minor chest pains and missed the Hornets' win at Blackpool on Tuesday. He will not be at Vicarage Road tomorrow for the visit of Bournemouth.

    Assistant coach Ruben Martinez said: "He's much better. He needs rest. He will be with us in a few days. He's focusing on himself."

  102. Bruce keen to exploit Newcastle's poor form


    Hull boss Steve Bruce sympathises with Newcastle counterpart Alan Pardew, but admits his team will be looking to exploit the uncertainty on Tyneside when the sides meet tomorrow.

    "We all understand it's a results-based business but some of the nonsense that goes with it, I have to say, is ridiculous," Bruce said. "It comes with the territory but you have to say in the North East it seems to quadruple: when there's a crisis, there's a crisis, and I suppose that comes from the huge support they have got.

    "It's a difficult, difficult place to manage. But we have to try and take advantage of that, of course we do. We have to be mercenary enough to try and do that.

    "The other stuff is not enjoyable to watch from afar. Over the years Alan's done a decent job but I think that's the nature of the beast, especially in the North East, and I can say that because I'm from there."

  103. Kirilenko through to semi-finals


    Maria Kirilenko

    Russia's Maria Kirilenko fought back to beat sixth seed Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-3 and reach the semi-finals of the Seoul Open.

  104. Premier League team news

    Aston Villa v Arsenal (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Arsenal expect to have Calum Chambers (tonsillitis) and Mathieu Flamini (groin) available at Villa Park. Jack Wilshere should shake off an ankle knock, but defender Nacho Monreal (back) remains out.

    Mathieu Debuchy is sidelined by an ankle ligament injury, Yaya Sanogo (hamstring) is still not match fit, while winger Theo Walcott (knee) Serge Gnabry (knee) and Olivier Giroud (fractured foot) remain out.

  105. Football

    Sunday Times football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft tweets: "Was Solskjaer's choice to leave Cardiff and he stayed as long as he could. Even with his patience and credentials he couldn't make it work."

  106. Rosenior hails Bruce impact


    Liam Rosenior and Steve Bruce

    Defender Liam Rosenior has praised the impact of Steve Bruce since the manager arrived at Hull City in 2012.

    "The manager is part of the group here and I think that is why we've done so well under him," he said ahead of Saturday's meeting with Newcastle.

    "He's a great man and has earned the respect of the players due to the way he treats us. He's done a fantastic job since coming here just over two years ago and we all want to play for him."

  107. Premier League team news

    Newcastle v Hull (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Hull will make a late check on record signing Abel Hernandez but expect him to be ready for action. Hernandez scored on his debut against West Ham but manager Steve Bruce admits he was left exhausted by his introduction to English football and will assess his match fitness on the morning of the game.

    Hatem Ben Arfa is ineligible to face his parent club but fellow loanee Gaston Ramirez could make a full debut.

  108. Tranmere sign Preston's Davies on loan


    Tranmere Rovers have eased their defensive injury crisis with the loan signing of Preston left-back Ben Davies, 19, for a month. Matt Hill, Liam Ridehalgh and Danny Woodards are all currently absent for Rob Edwards' League Two side.

  109. Arsenal wait on Debuchy injury verdict


    More from Arsene Wenger, who says Jack Wilshere's ankle knock is not serious, but is waiting on news of the injury to full-back Mathieu Debuchy, who was carried off against Manchester City on a stretcher.

    "He has an exploration of his ankle on Friday night and they go in and look how the ligament is damaged, and after that we know if he does need surgery," said Wenger.

    "If he doesn't, it'll be six weeks; if he does need surgery, it'll be three months. At the moment we don't know."

  110. Post update


    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany tweets: "Scotland votes No. Hard to look past those headlines. Just my opinion: would love to face some Scottish sides in the Premier League."

    But could the Belgian international handle Dundee United's Nadir Ciftci? Or Aberdeen's Adam Rooney?

  111. Gallacher struggling at Celtic Manor


    Stephen Gallacher

    Stephen Gallacher seems likely to have an extra couple of days to prepare for the Ryder Cup, with the Scot on the verge of missing the cut in the Wales Open at Celtic Manor.

    The 39-year-old has not played since being named as one of Paul McGinley's three wild cards and the rust showed, with Gallacher carding an opening 78 on Thursday and going though the first eight holes of his second round one over to sit eight over for the tournament.

    Holland's Joost Luiten leads on eight under par, with his nearest challenger - Scotland's Andrew McArthur - three shots adrift.

  112. Premier League team news

    Burnley v Sunderland (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Burnley striker Danny Ings will miss out after suffering a hamstring injury in last weekend's draw against Crystal Palace. Ings joins long-term absentee Sam Vokes (knee) meaning Marvin Sordell and Ashley Barnes come into contention.

    Matt Taylor is also out with a niggling Achilles problem but loan duo Nathan Chalobah and Michael Keane are eyeing debuts.

  113. World Sailing Championships


    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport in Santander

    World Sailing Championships

    "The scene from the boat park ahead of the second day of medal racing at the Sailing World Championships. Nick Dempsey's hopes of defending his windsurfing World title ended on Wednesday after three mid-fleet finishes cost him the chance of a podium place. But the London 2012 Olympic silver medallist is targeting a top five finish.

    "John Wood from funding partners UK Sport has come along to watch the action, and the crowds are out in force.

    "They will be even more vocal for the women's windsurfing finale which features the Olympic champion Marina Alabau of Spain. Britain's Bryony Shaw could medal in that one."

  114. Arsene Wenger news conference


    Arsene Wenger on the recent criticism of record signing Mesut Ozil: "The criticism is unfair because it's post-World Cup. It takes a few months for them to get back to their best. Why should he be a scapegoat? For what? We've lost one game since 1 April. Let's be realistic.

    "Fans need to be patient. You want your best players in every game but you have to be united and go through hard periods."

  115. Arsene Wenger news conference


    Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger addresses the media ahead of the trip to Aston Villa tomorrow. "It's a significant weekend. Not decisive but an important one. We want to respond after a disappointing performance [losing 2-0 in Dortmund].

    "We failed in some big games and conceded too many goals but we have to find the balance in the team."

  116. Euro 2020 vote


    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    "In Geneva as Uefa vote on which 13 cities will host Euro 2020. Wembley strong favourite to win semi-finals and final. Hampden Park and Millennium Stadium also bidding for group/knock-out stage games but face strong competition from Dublin's Aviva."

  117. Medinah miracle wins Ryder Cup vote


    Another vote that took place yesterday, with slightly less significance perhaps, was your favourite Ryder Cup moment. You choose that epic comeback from two years ago at Medinah, when Europe recovered from 10-4 down, as Ian Poulter birdied five holes in succession, which received 47% of the vote.

  118. Newcastle's new third kit



    Newcastle fans have had a lot to endure recently but they have had a say in the club's new third kit. It has been chosen from a shortlist by members of the Club's official Fans Forum, who selected a strip featuring a half-blue, half-green shirt - heavily influenced by the third kit worn during the Magpies' opening years in the Premier League between 1993 and 1995.

  119. World Summit on Ethics in Sport

    Dan Roan

    BBC Sport in Zurich

    Han-Joachim Eckert on Michael Garcia's World Cup bid report: "Fifa's ethics code demands confidentiality so you cant expect for anything to be disclosed to the public."

  120. Sportsday highlights


    We told you earlier about Danny Murphy revealing his interest in the Fulham managerial vacancy, you can listen to a 5 live interview with the former Cottagers midfielder in the highlights tab of your Sportsday page.

  121. Premier League team news

    West Ham v Liverpool (Saturday 17:30 BST)

    West Ham will still be without Matt Jarvis (thigh), Andy Carroll (ankle), Kevin Nolan (shoulder) and Joey O'Brien (knee), while James Collins (hamstring) is still a doubt.

    Carl Jenkinson, Alex Song and Morgan Amalfitano all came off the bench in Monday night's 2-2 draw at Hull and could be handed full debuts.

  122. Li Na retirement


    Let's get some reaction to the retirement of Li Na, and former world number one Martina Hingis says: "It's a sad day for Chinese tennis and for the global sport in general. I have good memories playing her."

    An article on the China News Service website says that "Li Na is a legend" and Xiao Tian, deputy Director of the State General Administration of Sports, says: "Li Na's superb skill, resilience personality, humour and professionalism has showed the world a new image of Chinese players in professional sports. Li Na has contributed much to the development of China's tennis."

  123. World Summit on Ethics in Sport

    Dan Roan

    BBC Sport in Zurich

    "No reference by Blatter to 'watchgate'. Will try to ask him whether he got one, & if so whether he's handed his back yet, at the break."

    Fifa has told 28 members of their executive committee to return watches worth £16,000 given to them at the World Cup by sponsors of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).

  124. UK back pages

    Daily Mail

    The Daily Mail reports this morning how Andy Murray "vows to carry on playing for Britain despite sparking angry backlash after declaring support for Scottish independence."

    There is also an exclusive interview with Tony Pulis who says: "I'm proud that I built Stoke City and saved Crystal Palace... and I've got too much energy to retire now."

  125. Premier League team news

    West Ham v Liverpool (Saturday 17:30 BST)

    Martin Skrtel returns to the Liverpool squad at Upton Park after recovering from a knee injury which has sidelined him for three matches. Glen Johnson (thigh) is unlikely to be fit, while Jon Flanagan has undergone an operation on a troublesome knee.

    Midfielder Joe Allen has still not recovered from a knee injury sustained on international duty while Daniel Sturridge is edging closer to a return from a thigh strain.

  126. Premier League team news

    QPR v Stoke (Saturday 12:45 BST)

    Stoke have doubts over forward Jon Walters (calf) and midfielder Marko Arnautovic (foot) ahead of the trip to Loftus Road. Midfielder Stephen Ireland should be in contention following a rib muscle injury.

    Defender Geoff Cameron (hernia) and forward Peter Odemwingie (knee) both remain sidelined following surgery.

  127. Premier League team news

    Swansea v Southampton (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Southampton's Senegal forward Sadio Mane has received his work permit but will not feature against Swansea. However, striker Shane Long has shaken off a head knock.

  128. Premier League team news

    Aston Villa v Arsenal (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Ron Vlaar is a doubt for second placed Aston Villa's match against Arsenal tomorrow with the calf injury which forced him to miss last weekend's win at Liverpool.

    Nathan Baker is on standby to deputise again, Christian Benteke has returned to training but will not play as he recovers from five months out following a ruptured Achilles, Libor Kozak is still sidelined as he continues his progress from a broken leg, but Joe Cole has shaken off a calf problem and could feature.

  129. World Summit on Ethics in Sport

    Dan Roan

    BBC Sport in Zurich

    Hans-Joachim Eckert

    "Hans-Joachim Eckert - the German judge who'll decide if any wrongdoing was committed during 2018-22 World Cup bids.

    "Fifa ethics chief judge Eckert insists only he, [Fifa ethics committee's Michael] Garcia and their deputies have seen 400-page report into the 2018-22 World Cup bids scandal. Eckert says he will complete process by end of October, start of November."

  130. Premier League team news

    Swansea v Southampton (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Argentina defender Federico Fernandez stands by to make his first Premier League start for Swansea against Southampton at the Liberty Stadium tomorrow, following his £8m move from Napoli last month.

    Fernandez came on at half-time in the 4-2 defeat at Chelsea last weekend after Jordi Amat damaged knee ligaments. Amat has been ruled out for six weeks and the only other change from the Chelsea defeat could see the return of Wilfried Bony for Bafetimbi Gomis.

  131. Crooks leaves Hull

    Rugby League

    Hull have released 21-year-old centre Ben Crooks to enable him to take up a contract with NRL side Parramatta.