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  1. Good evening

    That's all from the Sportsday team for today - thanks for stopping by.

    Many thanks for all your tweets and Facebook posts throughout the day.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with more breaking sports news and build-up to the Ryder Cup.

  2. Daish new Nuneaton boss


    Liam Daish

    Ex-Republic of Ireland defender Liam Daish has been appointed as manager of Conference side Nuneaton Town.

    Daish, 45, previously managed Ebbsfleet between 2005-2013, winning the FA Trophy in 2008, and replaces Brian Reid, who was sacked on 9 September.

    "Nuneaton has always been a decent non-league team with a decent non-league reputation," Daish told the Nuneaton Town website.

  3. Lancashire name Junaid for decider


    Junaid Khan

    Lancashire have brought in Pakistan pace bowler Junaid Khan for their County Championship relegation decider against Middlesex, which starts on Tuesday.

    The 24-year-old was an integral part of the Red Rose's T20 campaign this summer and has returned to Old Trafford after batsman Usman Khawaja flew home to Australia.

    Lancashire must win the game and earn at least three more bonus points than Middlesex to stay up.

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra will have ball-by-ball commentary from 10:25.

  4. United's woes, Europa blues and not celebrating



    Mark Chapman, Danny Murphy and Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink discuss the weekend's big Premier League talking points in MOTD3.

    Manchester United's defensive woes come under scrutiny after they lost 5-3 at Leicester City.

    The struggles of Everton and Tottenham after their Europa League fixtures are also examined, plus was Frank Lampard correct not to celebrate after scoring against former club Chelsea?

  5. Bolton set to sign Villa midfielder Herd


    Bolton Wanderers are set to sign Aston Villa midfielder Chris Herd on a one-month loan deal, reports BBC Radio Manchester.

    The 25-year-old Australian international featured just twice for Villa last season.

  6. Latest gossip

    Cardiff are close to a loan deal to sign West Ham's Ravel Morrison until the end of the season according to the Daily Mail.

    The agreement gives West Ham the option of recalling the midfielder from south Wales in January.

  7. Future Foxes

    Esteban Cambiasso and Jamie Vardy

    What a difference four years makes.

    Back in September 2010 Esteban Cambiasso was a reigning Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia winner with Italian giants Inter Milan.

    At the same time Jamie Vardy was playing for FC Halifax Town in the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier Division - the seventh tier of English football. He had arrived from Stocksbridge Park Steels a few months earlier and was to move to Fleetwood Town a year later (as pictured above).

    On Sunday, both players scored for Leicester City in their 5-3 win over Manchester United.

  8. Edwards injury blow for Millwall


    Carlos Edwards

    Millwall expect right-back Carlos Edwards to be out for a significant period after he suffered a serious knee injury in Saturday's 0-0 draw against Nottingham Forest in the Championship.

    Edwards also ruptured his hamstring and will see a specialist with a view to having surgery.

  9. Clay court final for Davis Cup


    France have decided to play their Davis Cup final tie against Switzerland on indoor clay.

    The move is seen as a bid to thwart Roger Federer's quest for a first win in the competition.

    The final will be held at the 27,000-capacity Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille from 21 to 23 November.

  10. Garcia out of hospital


    Oscar Garcia

    Watford boss Oscar Garcia has been released from hospital and could be back at the club later this week.

    The 41-year-old Spaniard left hospital on Sunday, a week after he was admitted suffering from chest pains.

    Garcia, who only took over at Vicarage Road three weeks ago, has since missed the Hornets' 1-0 win at Blackpool and Saturday's 1-1 draw against Bournemouth, which should have been his first home match in charge.

  11. Football


    BBC Sport's Ben Smith on Twitter: Derby week in Liverpool, not a cloud in the sky. Brendan Rodgers presser at 5pm. Won't comment on Mario Balotelli.

  12. Football

    Derby captain Keogh extends deal

    Richard Keogh

    Derby County captain Richard Keogh has signed a new deal which keeps him at the club until the summer of 2017.

    The 28-year-old Republic of Ireland international was out of contract at the end of this season and had been attracting interest from Burnley.

    "He's continued to be strong and lead the team and hopefully now that little issue has been dealt with he can move on and get even better for us," first-team coach Paul Simpson told BBC Radio Derby.

  13. Slade's World Cup spot bid

    Rugby Union

    Henry Slade

    Fresh from signing a new long-term contract with Exeter Chiefs, Henry Slade is now setting his sights on a place in England's 2015 World Cup squad.

    The 21-year-old fly-half appeared for an England XV against Barbarians in May and, after impressing at centre in Friday's win at Gloucester, he hopes his versatility will help his case for inclusion.

    "To know you are in the frame is massive," Slade told BBC Radio 5 live.

    "To be in the environment with all those top boys, and the top coaches as well, it's a step up in terms of intensity but it's awesome to be in the mix."

  14. Stoke City press conference


    Stoke City assistant manager Mark Bowen ahead of the Potters' league cup clash with Sunderland: "It looks as though Jonathan Walters won't be able to make the game after missing the game against QPR on Saturday.

    "We have a number of players eager to get a game and force their way into the team."

  15. Stoke City press conference


    Mark Hughes and Mark Bowen

    Stoke City assistant manager Mark Bowen talking ahead of their Capital One Cup tie on Tuesday at Sunderland: "We have watched Sunderland a couple of times.

    "They have had a similar start to us with a slow start at home.

    "But you only have to look at the players they have available to know it will be a tough game tomorrow night."

  16. Ryder Cup press conference

    Bob Torrance and Padraig Harrington

    European captain Paul McGinley: "The last message that the players see before leaving the locker room will be a quote from Bob Torrance. It says 'happiest days of your lives'."

    Renowned coach Torrance, who helped Padraig Harrington to back-to-back Open titles in 2007 and 2008, died in July.

  17. Ryder Cup press conference


    Paul McGinley

    European captain Paul McGinley: "Me and Tom are both great traditionalists and we will be leading our teams with great reverence for the traditions for the game. Things like Rickie Fowler's haircut is great. It is great that he loves playing for his team that much that he gets that done. Or Bubba Watson whipping up the crowd on the first tee two years ago. I wouldn't want it on every tee, but it was fantastic at that moment.

    "We all know there is a line and we both know where that is."

  18. Ryder Cup press conference


    American captain Tom Watson on the psychological effect of beating Rory McIlroy: "When you beat the stud on the other side it gives a boost to your team. But the bottom line is that if each of your players wins more than they lose, we win as a team. That is what I have told our team.

    "Right now we have got a lot of players to look at on the European team and Ian Poulter with his record of 80% victory over the series of matches is certainly one. We would like to reduce that."

  19. Ryder Cup press conference


    Tom Watson

    American captain Tom Watson: "You look at the European team and see Rory McIlory and Justin Rose and you see they are loaded with quality. But when the matches start at 07:45 BST on Friday morning there is going to be some quality play going on.

    "I know that our team is going to be totally focussed on bringing the Cup back and I am setting the stage for that.

    "This trip is a redemption trip. Many of those players who lost at Medinah two years ago are on this team and it is time to make amends. It is a motivation rather than a negative."

    On Rickie Fowler's 'USA' haircut: "I like it! It brings a spirit to the team."

  20. Ryder Cup press conference


    European captain Paul McGinley: "I think we arrive as slight rather than overwhelming favourites but it is not the first time that that has been the case and I think that our players deserve it. They have worked hard for it. It is not something to be ashamed off, but to be embraced.

    "But having said that I did some calculations when the two teams come out and I made it that Tom's team has an average ranking of 16 compared to our 18. This is not a weak American team."

  21. Debuchy ruled out


    Mathieu Debuchy

    Arsenal have announced right-back Mathieu Debuchy has been ruled out for three months after undergoing ankle surgery.

    The French international picked up the injury during the 2-2 draw with Manchester City at Emirates Stadium earlier this month.

  22. Ryder Cup press conference


    Paul McGinley

    European team captain Paul McGinley: "It is an exciting time in both mine and Tom's lives. As a team, we are arriving not collectively together but in different stages from all over the world. The deadline is 18:00 BST tonight and the last guy to arrive should be Graeme McDowell at around 16:00 BST."

  23. Ryder Cup press conference


    Tom Watson and Paul McGinley, the American and European Ryder Cup captains, are just settling down in front of the media at Gleneagles. We will have their thoughts on the forthcoming contest shortly.

  24. Transfer gossip

    Real Madrid want to bring Liverpool's highly-rated Spanish teenager Pedro Chirivella back to Spain report the Daily Star.

    The 17-year-old, dubbed 'the next Xabi Alonso', has impressed Anfield bosses since arriving in England from Valencia in the summer of 2013.

  25. A Question of Sport answer

    Earlier the team from a Question of Sport asked: Since 1980, Gleneagles is the sixth venue to host the Ryder Cup in Europe - what are the others?

    The answers: The Belfry, Celtic Manor, The K Club, Valderrama and Walton Heath.

  26. Everton press conference


    Everton manager Roberto Martinez speaking ahead of Tuesday's Capital One Cup tie with Swansea: "The game creates opportunities for players to show what they can do.

    "I am looking forward to seeing certain players perform.

    "We have enough quality in the squad to change things. We want to be in each competition for as long as possible."

  27. Everton press conference


    Everton manager Roberto Martinez speaking about Sunday's 3-2 Premier League defeat against Crystal Palace: "There was no European hangover.

    "If anything it was the opposite, especially in the first 20 minutes.

    "Errors cost us. We'll learn from it."

  28. Flitcroft hails 'breathtaking' Bury


    David Flitcroft

    Bury went top of League Two with a 3-1 victory over Burton on Saturday, producing an attacking display that left manager David Flitcroft delighted.

    "The football displayed was breathtaking and completely disruptive at times," Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester.

    "In the second half, once we'd scored and opened them up, it was just a blitz. Every time we went forward, we looked like we'd score."

    The Shakers are unbeaten in eight league games and have not lost in the league since the opening day of the season.

  29. Take a self-tee


    Paul McGinley and Sam Torrance

    European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and vice-captain Sam Torrance take a moment to grab a selfie on the first tee at Gleneagles.

    Hear more from McGinley later as the two captains speak to the press.

  30. World Cup bidding report could see charges


    Fifa Headquarters

    A report into alleged corruption at Fifa could lead to criminal charges, a Conservative MP believes.

    Damian Collins has asked the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to request a copy of the report into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

    American lawyer Michael Garcia filed his report this month, but Fifa says its contents will not be made public. Collins believes it may provide evidence of criminal activity.

  31. Get involved

    We've been asking you on #bbcsportsday to tell us what you think is the greatest football rivalry.

    DavidjCalleja: #bbcsportsday How about Brian Clough vs Don Revie, especially the Calendar Special episode following Clough's dismissal from Leeds United.

    Nhlaka Mkhonza: @BBCSport Jose Mourinho vs Rafa Benitez ... both outspoken managers #bbcsportsday

    Matthew Henderson: @BBCSport Mario Balotelli v Training Bib #BBCSportsday

  32. Federer in for Nadal


    Rafael Nadal

    Roger Federer has replaced Rafael Nadal in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League line-up.

    Nadal has withdrawn as he plans to use the off-season to prepare for 2015 after a year interrupted by injuries.

    Federer was cautious when the event was first announced, but has been confirmed in the Delhi-based Indian Aces team.

    The event begins on 28 November and involves current and former players including Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.

  33. Who's the greatest?


    Greatest Ryder Cup player composite

    Ever wondered who can be called the greatest Ryder Cup player of all time?

    Ahead of the showdown at Gleneagles, sports statistician Dr Ian McHale has been crunching the numbers and applied a special mathematical model in an attempt to answer that big question.

    Read more on his findings here or tune in to a special programme on BBC Radio 5 Live from 21:00 BST on Monday.

  34. Home-town accolade for Moeen


    Moeen Ali

    England all-rounder Moeen Ali is named professional sportsman of the year in the Birmingham Sports Awards.

    The 27-year-old made his England Test and one-day debuts in 2014 - proving influential in the 3-1 Test series win against India this summer.

    It comes less than a month after he was booed by India fans at Edgbaston in the city during a Twenty20 international.

  35. Formula 1

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said he would re-break his arm if doing so would guarantee his team's cars were reliable to the end of the season.

    Nico Rosberg suffered his second mechanical retirement of the season at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday while title rival and team-mate Lewis Hamilton has endured two breakdowns.

    Wolff, who broke his right arm and collarbone in a cycling accident two months ago, said: "If we could do anything more to stop the DNFs [retirements], then we would do it. I would break my arm again."

  36. Fans get their money's worth


    Supporters of struggling Mexican club Irapuato have been rewarded for their loyalty.

    The club is to refund fans their money after losing again at the weekend.

    Irapuato were beaten 1-0 at home by Correcaminos on Saturday, leaving them two places off the bottom in Mexico's second division.

    Initially, the club said they would refund the ticket money if 8,000 fans watched the game in an attempt to boost attendances.

    But they kept their promise even though only 2,467 turned up.

  37. A Question of Sport


    Time for some sports trivia and a Ryder Cup-themed question from the team at A Question of Sport.

    Since 1980, Gleneagles is the sixth venue to host the Ryder Cup in Europe - what are the others?

    Find out the answer a little later...

  38. Magath defends Fulham record

    Former Fulham boss Felix Magath defends his record at Cravern Cottage despite overseeing the side's relegation from the Premier League and finally being sacked with the club bottom of the Championship with one point from seven games.

    Magath has been criticised by former players with John Arne Riise claiming the German had "flushed the club down the toilet".

    "I don't have a guilty conscience," says Magath.

    "I don't want to sound arrogant, but I am convinced that English football has something to learn from German qualities. Sadly they're not that prepared to listen."

  39. Arscott relishing wing move

    Rugby union

    Tom Arscott
    Image caption: Arscott has now scored four tries in his two starts this season

    Sale Sharks' Tom Arscott is enjoying the freedom of his move to the wing after a first-ever Premiership hat-trick in the win over London Welsh.

    The 46-8 victory was Sale's first win of the new season as they ran in six tries at the AJ Bell Stadium.

    "You get a little bit more a free reign on the wing," the 27-year-old told BBC Radio Manchester.

    "There is more to think about playing full-back whereas on the wing you're just looking for space, trying to get the ball and make breaks."

  40. Your Premier League questions answered


    Leonardo Ulloa of Leicester celebrates scoring against Leicester

    Chief football writer Phil McNulty answered your questions on the weekend's Premier League action earlier.

    Andrew Webb: "Do you think Leicester City will stay up after yesterday's stunning Performance?"

    Phil: "I have been so impressed by what Leicester City have done so far - and I would imagine the way they have started has even come as a surprise to most of their supporters as well.

    "They have shown real battling qualities to get draws at home to Everton and Arsenal, while the win at Stoke was a great result - then topped by that 5-3 win against Manchester United.

    "Leicester's performance had everything, from spirit and resilience to quality and composure when it mattered.

    "I tipped them to go down and it is still very early days so I can't change that forecast already, but they have made an excellent start and they will gain real confidence from what they have done so far that could give them the self-belief to stay up."

  41. Football

    Fifteen minutes of silence, 20,000 fans dressed in black and a banner proclaiming that football needs "workers' participation, loyalty, standing terraces, emotion, financial fair play, tradition, transparency, passion, history, independence".

    That is the welcome that awaited RB Leipzig - the team bankrolled by drinks company Red Bull - for their German second-tier match against Union Berlin this weekend.

    Read more about the clash of fan culture in the Guardian's feature.

  42. Golf

    Rory McIlroy getting ready for the Ryder Cup

    On the course at Gleneagles, Northern Irish world number one Rory Mcllroy is the centre of attention.

  43. Close cut revealed


    Rickie Fowler haircut

    Time to reveal the owner of that rather bespoke Ryder Cup haircut.

    It belongs to Rickie Fowler. Not sure team-mate Keegan Bradley is that impressed with it by the look of this picture.

    Congratulations to those of you who correctly guessed it at #bbcsportsday

  44. Ozil - I have nothing to prove

    Mesut Ozil

    Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil scored one and created another in the Gunners' 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday, but says that his performance was not in response to criticism that has dogged his early-season displays.

    "I don't play to prove anything to anybody - I play for Arsenal," he told German news agency DPA.

    "I have the feeling that I am criticised more than other players. That happened to me in the Bundesliga and also at Real Madrid."

  45. Bath on 'cloud nine' after Tigers romp

    Rugby Union

    Jonathan Joseph

    Bath centre Jonathan Joseph says the team are on "cloud nine" after Saturday's 45-0 victory over Leicester at The Rec.

    The hosts ran in five tries, and fly-half George Ford kicked 20 points, as the Tigers were dealt their heaviest ever defeat in the Premiership.

    "It's a massive achievement. I don't think I've ever played in a game like that before," the 23-year-old England international told BBC Radio Bristol.

  46. More Premier League questions


    Phil McNulty answered your questions on the weekend's Premier League action on the BBC Sport Facebook page earlier.

    Ben George: "Seen Chelsea v Man City.

    "Both showed how champions play. Jose was happy with a point and city proved that they are at Chelsea's throat for this years title.

    "Isn't it the best match played so far?"

    Phil: "I actually thought for the first hour the game was very dull, with little goalmouth action.

    "We did see some magnificent defending though, especially from the likes of Vincent Kompany, and there is no doubt these are the two teams that will closely contest the title."

  47. Out of the rough


    USA haircut

    It's time to play another Ryder Cup guessing game.

    Can you name which member of the USA team stepped off the team plane at Edinburgh Airport earlier, sporting this closely shaved haircut?

    Send your answers to #bbcsportsday and we'll reveal the owner later.

  48. Ward wins qualifier


    James Ward

    James Ward is into the first round of the Malaysian Open after cruising through his final qualifier in Kuala Lumpur.

    The British number two had no problem in brushing aside India's N Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-2 6-1, breaking his opponent six times.

    Ward will face fellow qualifier Philipp Petzschner, with the German ranked 407 places below him in the world.

  49. No complaint over Balotelli abuse


    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    It's my understanding that neither Liverpool nor Mario Balotelli will be making a formal complaint to Merseyside Police regarding the racist abuse the striker received on Twitter.

    Police are continuing to investigate the abuse directed towards the striker following his "Man utd.... LOL" tweet sent on Sunday.

  50. Qatar won't host 2022 - Fifa ExCo member

    Fifa executive committee member Theo Zwanziger believes the 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the possibility of legal action against world football's governing body if a spectator falls ill because of the heat.

    "I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar," the German told Sport Bild on Monday.

    "Fans from around the world will be coming and travelling in this heat and the first life-threatening case will trigger an investigation by a state prosecutor.

    "That is not something that Fifa Exco members want to answer for."

  51. Great football rivalries


    Manuel Pellegrini and Jose Mourinho

    As Manuel Pellegrini and Jose Mourinho traded comments on each other's performances at the weekend - Phil McNulty believes it marks the latest great football rivalry.

    How do you feel the pair rank up with the Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger touchline clashes from the past?

    Were Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira's midfield tussles the greatest battles in Premier League history?

    Tell us what you think is the greatest football rivalry using #bbcsportsday

  52. Agger lifts lids on Rodgers rift

    Daniel Agger at Brondby

    Defender Daniel Agger reveals that a personality clash with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was behind his summer move to Brondby from Anfield.

    "Me and the manager were perhaps not on the same page last season," he told TV3 Sport.

    "He and I maybe went wrong with each other because I am very direct. I say things as they are, so I expect people will be the same to me. Maybe it's wrong to expect this sometimes."

    The 29-year-old, however, praised Rodgers' abilities as a manager, describing him as "an extremely, extremely competent coach".

  53. Guess that swing


    Our chief sports writer Tom Fordyce is at Gleneagles ahead of the Ryder Cup captains' media conferences later.

    And he has tweeted this picture: Gimme of a question to open Ryder Cup week: whose follow-through is the first to be spotted on the Gleneagles range?

    Gleneagles range

    Answers please to #bbcsportsday

  54. Mata feels the pain


    Juan Mata

    Juan Mata apologises in an emotional blog post on his personal website to Manchester United fans after their 5-3 defeat at Leicester.

    "After a whole week waiting for the match, I could not imagine a Sunday like this," he writes.

    "On our way back to Manchester I was thinking about what had happened and felt so disappointed.

    "Honestly, I feel very sorry that the weekend ended up for our fans in such a sad way.

    "Thank you for being there in the good and the bad times and never giving up."

  55. Your Premier League questions


    Our chief football writer Phil McNulty has been answering your questions on the weekend's Premier League action on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Andrew Neill: "Considering the limitation placed on him by the 'top brass' and the club's unwillingness to pay big money for players or managers do you think Pardew's sacking would improve NUFC significantly?"

    Phil: "I would never advocate the sacking of a manager, Andrew, not least because there is rarely a guarantee matters would automatically improve.

    "Newcastle is run strictly as a business by Mike Ashley and even if Pardew loses his job, it would be interesting to see what sort of manager he would choose because of the way the club seem to focus so much on the foreign markets. Some of the possible contenders may not feel this is the way to go."

  56. Transfer gossip


    Selcuk Inan of Galatasaray

    Everton and Leicester City have been linked with a January loan move for Galatasaray midfielder Selcuk Inan by Turkish outlet AMK. add that the 29-year-old, who turned down an approach from Fulham in the summer, is unlikely to leave on a permanent deal because of his annual wage of 3m euros in his home country.

  57. Balotelli tweet investigations continue


    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    Merseyside Police are continuing to investigate racist comments made on social media to Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.

    The Italian received abuse after he tweeted 'Man Utd...LOL' during United's shock 5-3 loss to Leicester on Sunday.

    The 24-year-old's post was retweeted more than 150,000 times.

  58. Football

    manchester city's Yaya Toure

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini's comments defending Yaya Toure and blaming the Ivorian's apparently unhappiness last season on the media reveals the fragile relationship between the player and club, writes the Independent's Ian Herbert.

    "The dynamic has always been the same. City have needed Toure more than he has needed them," he writes.

  59. Goal controversy


    Fara Williams

    The weekend's Women's Super League action saw its fair share of controversy.

    Referee Stuart Richardson apologised after he gave an opportunistic goal to Liverpool in their 2-1 win against Birmingham.

    Fara Williams scored a spectacular lob from the restart after Birmingham had equalised through Hannah Keryakoplis.

    The Birmingham players protested, saying the referee had not blown his whistle, but he gave the goal.

  60. Football

    Steven Gerrard and Mario Balotelli

    Liverpool's problems are not just in defence, according to analysis of the Reds' 3-1 defeat away to West Ham by the Liverpool Echo's Phil Kirkbride.

    "Their rollercoaster assault on the Premier League title was built on an insatiable appetite to chase down the ball, a desire to harass and harangue defenders and scaring them into making mistakes," he writes.

    "This season, the fear factor in Liverpool is absent."

  61. Magnussen's hot seat

    Formula 1

    Kevin Magnussen

    During a hot and sweaty Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, McLaren's Kevin Magnussen needed treatment from a doctor because of injuries from an overheating seat.

    The Dane's back was tended to after the race and his mouth was also burned after the liquid in his drinks bottle boiled.

    Magnussen had tried to direct air into his overalls by holding his arms aloft in an attempt to alleviate the pain.

  62. Always read the label


    Sam Allardyce

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has praised the work of the club's player liaison department in ensuring that new signings such as Diafra Sakho and Ener Valencia settle in the Premier League as quickly as possible.

    Some of the services that West Ham put on for their new signings include English lessons, a search for a house, information about places of worship and help shopping at the supermarket

    "Can they read the labels?" asks Allardyce.

    "If they can't, get someone there who can because they might be buying dog food instead of stew," he said.

  63. Lim takes Salford City stake


    Mike Keegan

    BBC Sport

    Peter Lim

    Peter Lim, the Singapore businessman set to take over Valencia, has taken a 50% stake in Salford City FC.

    Former Manchester United stars Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt will each have an equal share of the other 50%.

    Lim is currently estimated to be worth £1.5bn.

  64. Villa on lockdown


    Paul Lambert

    Aston Villa manger Paul Lambert says that the club may be forced to shut down their Bodymoor Heath training ground to prevent the spread of a virus that affected Darren Bent, Nathan Baker and Ashley Westwood before their 3-0 defeat to Arsenal at the weekend.

    "We're looking at that. I thought we might have got away with it but people seem to be dropping all the time," said the Scot.

    "I'm not a medical person but I've not had anything as bad as this before."

  65. McDowell: I'd love to partner Rory


    Graeme McDowell

    Read Graeme McDowell's column for BBC Sport ahead of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, which starts on Friday.

    The Northern Irishman says he would be delighted if he could resume his partnership with Rory McIlroy at Gleneagles.

    "I just cannot wait for the unique feeling all 12 of us will have when we meet up in the team room on Monday evening," he said.

  66. Transfer gossip

    Edinson Cavani

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised striker Edinson Cavani, but says that the Uruguayan is not fulfilling his potential at Paris St-Germain.

    "I really like the player - I like his attitude - but I think he plays a bit with the handbrake on," Wenger said yesterday.

    "At the same time, it's true Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken such a prominent place at PSG. There is little room for another attacker around him."

    The Daily Express suggests that Wenger's comment may be followed by a January bid for the 27-year-old.

  67. Get involved

    Esteban Cambiasso scores for Leicester

    Want your say on the weekend's Premier League action?

    Our chief football writer Phil McNulty is over on the BBC Sport Facebook page now ready to answer your questions.

    You can also read Phil's latest feature on the latest great Premier League managerial rivalry between Manuel Pellegrini and Jose Mourinho.

  68. Manuel v Mou


    Daily Star backpages

    The Daily Star leads on Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini's description of Chelsea's tactics as those of a "small team".

    The paper also focuses on Yaya Toure's less-than-impressive recent performances. "He looks a shadow of his former self - and a big one at that - so maybe he managed to get his hands on some birthday cake after all," writes Jeremy Cross.

  69. Sporting birthdays


    Many happy returns to Ronaldo.

    The World Cup winner and former Brazil, Inter Milan and Real Madrid striker turns 38 today.

    He shares his birthday with, among others, snooker player Tony Drago (49), Sussex cricketer Ed Joyce (36) and former Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki (25).

  70. Worse than Moyes?


    The Sun back page

    The Sun's back page also leads on reaction to Sunday's Premier League drama.

    After their second-half capitulation at Leicester City, Manchester United's five points from the opening five games means manager Louis van Gaal is two points worse off than predecessor David Moyes' record at the same stage last season.

  71. Scottish round-up

    Ronny Delia of Celtic

    An experimental Celtic side were held 1-1 at home by Motherwell yesterday as Dundee United moved top with a 4-1 win over city rivals Dundee.

    Bhoys boss Ronny Delia left Scott Brown and Kris Commons on the bench, but summoned both at half-time with his side trailing to John Sutton's close-range finish.

    A Commons penalty pulled the hosts level, but they could not force a winner.

    Dundee United produced an impressive performance, ending Dundee's unbeaten record in emphatic style. Mario Bilate, Ryan Dow, Callum Morris and Keith Watson scored before Greg Stewart's late consolation.

  72. Hamilton: Title not on my mind

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton insists he is not thinking about the Formula 1 World Championship despite regaining the lead over team-mate Nico Rosberg.

    Hamilton's win in Singapore yesterday put him three points ahead of Rosberg in the drivers' title race after the German retired with electrical problems.

    "I'm not really thinking about it (the title). I feel like I'm still hunting, still catching up," said the Briton.

  73. European round-up

    Barcelona celebrate against Levante

    Four games played, four wins secured, 11 goals scored and none conceded.

    Barcelona's faultless start to the La Liga season continued yesterday as they beat Levante 5-0 away from home. There were five different scorers - Neymar, Ivan Rakitic, Sandro Ramirez, Pedro and Lionel Messi - for the visitors as well.

    Elsewhere in Europe, Paris St-Germain were held 1-1 at home to Lyon with Samuel Umtiti levelling six minutes from time after Edinson Cavani's opener.

    The pressure increased on former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez after his Napoli side were beaten 1-0 by Udinese. Napoli are 15th in Serie A with three points from three games.

  74. Chelsea 'play like a small team'


    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said Chelsea played "like a small team" during the 1-1 draw at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

    The Chilean criticised Chelsea's style of play, likening it to Stoke City.

    "I think we played 90 minutes against a small team trying to defend," he said.

    "I would not be happy to play that way. Ten players defended their own half - they scored a counter attack and they continued to defend until the end."

  75. Back page reaction


    Daily Mirror back page

    The back page of Monday's Daily Mirror leads on a day of drama in the Premier League on Sunday.

    "You couldn't make it up" is the headline as Manchester United suffered a 5-3 defeat against Leicester City and Frank Lampard stunned his former club Chelsea with the equaliser for new side Manchester City.

  76. Drinking session costs Cruden

    Rugby Union

    Aaron Cruden

    New Zealand fly-half Aaron Cruden has paid the price for a late-night drinking session in Auckland.

    The 25-year-old is suspended for the remaining Rugby Championship matches against Argentina and South Africa after missing the team plane to South America on Sunday.

    "I am deeply embarrassed by this lack of judgement and have never been more disappointed in myself," he said.

    "I have not only let myself down but, most importantly, I let my team down."

  77. Lampard 'lost for words'


    Frank Lampard

    Frank Lampard admitted he was "lost for words" when he scored the equaliser for Manchester City against former club Chelsea on Sunday.

    The 36-year-old midfielder came off the bench to save City from defeat with a goal five minutes from time.

    "I came here to do a job and it was a special and weird day," he said.

    "It was difficult day for me at the end because what do you do? You're caught in the middle."

  78. In the press

    The Times back page

    The back page of the Times leads on Lewis Hamilton's spectacular victory in the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday.

    Hamilton now has a three-point lead in the drivers' championship over team-mate Nico Rosberg.

    The German failed to finish after developing electronic problems on the grid.

  79. James: Europe looking strong


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Mark James

    Former European Ryder Cup captain Mark James has told BBC Radio 5 Live the current team is full of talent.

    "It's difficult to pick any real weak points; the side looks extremely strong," he said.

    "One of the worst places to be if you're not playing well is the Ryder Cup.

    "Rory McIlroy is a multiple major winner and playing very well, but someone a bit down the list who is struggling with their game a bit might not find it so easy."

  80. European Hangover?


    Frazier Campbell

    There were shock home defeats for both Everton and Tottenham on Sunday after both teams had been in Europa League action in midweek.

    Much to ponder for managers Roberto Martinez and Mauricio Pochettino, but plenty to smile about for Neil Warnock and Alan Irvine as their Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion sides collected crucial away wins.

  81. Hart switch?


    Joe Hart

    Could Joe Hart be tempted into a move from Manchester City to Liverpool in the next transfer window?

    That's one of the rumours in Monday's Gossip Column.

    Plus find out how one of Leicester City's goal heroes against Manchester United was nearly lost to basketball.

  82. Early exit for Watson


    Heather Watson

    Heather Watson suffered a first-round exit at the Wuhan Open in China overnight.

    The British number one was beaten 7-5 6-4 by world number 12 Sara Errani of Italy.

    The 22-year-old was a wildcard in the event following the retirement last week of China's number one Li Na.

  83. Political football


    Ed Balls and Rob Merrick

    Just down the tram line from here in Salford Quays, the delegates and media are assembling for the Labour Party Conference at the Manchester Convention Centre.

    But the politicians and journalists have already clashed before the speeches even begin - in their annual football match no less.

    Read how the Northern Echo's Rob Merrick came off worse from this challenge with shadow chancellor Ed Balls at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

  84. Case for the defence


    Daley Blind

    As Manchester United's defensive woes continued against Leicester City, MOTD2 pundit Danny Murphy believed it again highlighted their lack of a defensive leader.

    Read his tactical analysis of the match at the King Power Stadium and find out why he feels Louis van Gaal has set up his top-heavy attacking team incorrectly.

  85. Buried at the KP


    Louis Van Gaal

    What do Manchester United and Richard III have in common?

    That's right - they were both buried in Leicester.

    Problems continue to mount for United manager Louis van Gaal despite the embarrassment of riches he has in attack.

    His defenders were humbled by a striker who only three years ago was playing in the Northern Premier League for Halifax - Jamie Vardy.

  86. Gleneagles build-up begins


    Rory McIlroy

    If you thought there was plenty of drama in the Premier League over the weekend - get set for more sporting theatre later this week.

    Both the USA and Europe begin their preparations for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles before the action gets officially under way on Friday.

    Rory McIlroy was out on the range yesterday afternoon getting into the groove early.

    We'll hear from both captains later as they assess the course and their selections.