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Summary

  1. Premier League team news - Costa to start for Chelsea against Aston Villa
  2. County Championship final day: Lancashire relegated after draw with Middlesex
  3. Andy Murray beats Lukas Lacko 6-3 7-5 in Shenzhen Open quarter-final
  4. Sepp Blatter says Fifa will ban third-party ownership
  5. GET INVOLVED: #greatderbymoments

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons and Richard Winton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    And with that, another week of Sportsday draws to a close. Thanks for your company and here's hoping your team has a successful weekend... unless you happen to follow St Johnstone or Rotherham.

    We will be back on Monday at 08:00 BST but remember you can follow the rest of today's Ryder Cup foursomes with our live text commentary.

  2. Incognito refs, Iran's Irish hero and the Italian 'Rambo'

    Football

    Two Premier League derbies take place on Saturday as Liverpool play Everton at Anfield and Arsenal face Tottenham at Emirates Stadium.

    The tradition and history of those fixtures is well known, as are other great rivalries such as the Old Firm derby in Glasgow between Celtic and Rangers, and Spain's El Clasico - Real Madrid against Barcelona. But what about derbies elsewhere?

    BBC Sport uncovers tales of incognito referees in Egypt, an Irish hero in Iran, a 'Rambo-like' spy in Italy and fan 'curfews' in India, amid great fixtures around the world with which you may not be so familiar.

  3. Ancelotti ease pressure on Benzema

    Football

    Karim Benzema

    Coach Carlo Ancelotti has told Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema not to become preoccupied by Cristiano Ronaldo's scoring record. The Frenchman has two goals from eight games this term, whereas Ronaldo has seven in his last two.

    "Benzema is fine and he has a lot of ability," Ancelotti said ahead of the La Liga meeting with Villarreal. "He needs to work as he always has done and not feel any pressure about scoring."

  4. Premier League team news

    West Brom v Burnley (16:00 BST, Sunday)

    West Brom will monitor record signing Brown Ideye, who limped off in the midweek League Cup win over Hull. Victor Anichebe is struggling following a hernia operation, while Chris Baird is also doubtful through illness.

    Burnley's David Jones is a doubt with a calf injury and will be assessed, along with Dean Marney and Kieran Trippier. Danny Ings is progressing well in his recovery from a hamstring injury but remains unavailable, while Matt Taylor and Sam Vokes are also sidelined.

    Did you know? Burnley have scored just one goal in this season's Premier League and have drawn their last three league matches 0-0.

  5. Premier League team news

    Arsenal v Tottenham (17:30 BST, Saturday)

    Arsenal defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Mertesacker will be available to start after only being fit enough to be named as substitutes against Southampton. Mathieu Flamini is also expected to return, but Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Mathieu Debuchy remain long-term absentees.

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will restore a host of players that sat out the midweek win over Nottingham Forest. Aside from the injured Kyle Walker, he has a fully fit squad available to him.

    Did you know? Spurs have only won once at Arsenal in 25 matches in all competitions since May 1993, a 3-2 comeback win in November 2010 (drew eight, lost 16).

  6. Post update

    Football

    Derby day delights
  7. Premier League team news

    Sunderland v Swansea (15:00 BST, Saturday)

    Gus Poyet

    Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has confirmed that Will Buckley and Billy Jones will start after impressing in the League Cup defeat by Stoke. Poyet will make a late decision on injury doubts Steven Fletcher, Emanuele Giaccherini, Connor Wickham and Wes Brown.

    Swansea defender Jordi Amat remains out with knee ligament damage so Federico Fernandez will continue in defence. Striker Wilfried Bony is back after serving a one-match suspension.

    Did you know? This is the second season running Sunderland have failed to win any of their first five matches of the season. In 2013-14 they managed one point from their opening eight league games.

  8. Premier League team news

    Southampton v QPR (15:00 BST, Saturday)

    Southampton central defenders Toby Alderweireld and Maya Yoshida are nursing respective hamstring and ankle problems and will be assessed ahead of the visit of QPR. James Ward-Prowse's fractured foot will keep him out for up to 10 weeks.

    QPR midfielder Sandro is not expected to play after injuring his knee while celebrating a goal in training. Niko Kranjcar is an injury doubt, while Joey Barton, Jordon Mutch and Adel Taarabt are all unavailable.

    Did you know? Ten points from five games is Southampton's best start to a top-flight season since 1988-89 (also 10).

  9. Lancashire relegated

    Cricket

    Lancashire are relegated from County Championship Division One.

    They needed to beat fellow strugglers Middlesex at Old Trafford, but the match ended in a draw to condemn Lancashire to second-tier cricket in 2015.

    Middlesex 214 & 341-8 drew with Lancashire 302-8

  10. Blast from the past

    Football

    Here's an intriguing premise... to mark the club's official YouTube channel reaching one million views, Watford have invited their supporters to re-enact any goal scored by the club since the platform was launched on February 14, 2005 and submit the video.

    Those behind the winning entry - as chosen by Hornets captain Troy Deeney - will be invited to take part in a penalty shoot out against a member of the Watford first-team squad at the club's training ground.

  11. Premier League team news

    Manchester United v West Ham (15:00 BST)

    Marcos Rojo

    Marcos Rojo is Manchester United's only fit central defender, with Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans injured and Tyler Blackett suspended. That could mean a debut for Tom Thorpe or Paddy McNair, along with summer signing Luke Shaw at left-back.

    West Ham will be without midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, who has been ruled out for six weeks with a groin injury. Fellow midfielders Kevin Nolan and Matt Jarvis have returned to training but are not ready to be involved.

    Did you know? The Hammers have won just two matches in their last 21 visits to Old Trafford in the top flight - the other 19 were defeats.

  12. Premier League team news

    Hull City v Manchester City (15:00 BST, Saturday)

    Hull City midfielder David Meyler is awaiting the results of scan on his back injury to see if he can face the champions. Forward Gaston Ramirez is a likely absentee with a groin problem.

    Manchester City full-back Pablo Zabaleta is available again after serving a one-match suspension. Sergio Aguero and David Silva have recovered from the knocks that ruled them out in midweek, but Samir Nasri is sidelined by a groin problem. Stevan Jovetic and Fernando are again ruled out by respective hamstring and groin injuries, but both could return next weekend.

    Did you know? Manchester City have gone three league games without a win - their worst run for 19 months.

  13. Premier League team news

    Crystal Palace v Leicester (15:00 BST, Saturday)

    Marouane Chamakh

    Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh is available after missing the last three games with a hamstring injury. Eagles boss Neil Warnock reported no fresh fitness concerns following Wednesday's League Cup exit by Newcastle.

    Leicester also have no new injury problems and could name the same side which defeated Manchester United 5-3. United loanee Nick Powell awaits his debut after being ineligible to face his parent club last weekend.

    Did you know? The Foxes netted with all five of their shots on target against Manchester United last weekend.

  14. Premier League team news

    Chelsea v Aston Villa (15:00 BST, Saturday)

    Chelsea midfielder Ramires will miss the visit of Aston Villa because of a groin problem suffered against Manchester City last Sunday. John Mikel Obi, Oscar or Andre Schurrle are most likely to replace him.

    Aston Villa quartet Ashley Westwood, Nathan Baker, Darren Bent and Andreas Weimann have all overcome the sickness bug that afflicted them last week. Captain Ron Vlaar and Christian Benteke remain unavailable as they continue their rehabilitation after injuries.

    Did you know? Chelsea are the league's leading scorers with 16 goals in five matches, but Villa are the only Premier League team yet to concede an away goal this season.

  15. Comeback of an FA Cup hero?

    Football

    Trevor Sinclair

    Former England winger Trevor Sinclair made his last appearance as a footballer for Cardiff in their 2008 FA Cup final defeat by Portsmouth but, at the age of 41, he could be about to dust off the boots and play in the competition once again.

    BBC Sport's Gary Rose finds out more...

  16. 'Strong men go weak, weak men drink strong'

    Ryder Cup

    Fancy an insight into the nerves that can afflict those men playing in the Ryder Cup? BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce has spoken to some of those involved over the years.

    "Boo Weekley remembers being sick twice before his drive. Lee Westwood's hands shook so much on his debut that he couldn't set up his tee. Sergio Garcia at Brookline was convinced he was going to miss the ball. Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington said he couldn't even see his."

  17. Premier League team news

    Liverpool v Everton (12:45 BST, Saturday)

    Liverpool hope Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho will be fit despite respective hip and groin problems. Daniel Sturridge may be on the bench despite lacking fitness after a thigh injury, but Joe Allen, Emre Can, Glen Johnson and Jon Flanagan remain out.

    Everton right-back Seamus Coleman is doubtful with a head injury, while Steven Pienaar's hamstring problem will also be assessed. Ross Barkley, who returned to light training this week, is still sidelined.

    Did you know? Liverpool are unbeaten in the last 15 Merseyside derbies at Anfield in all competitions (won seven, drew eight).

  18. Manchester United v West Ham

    Football

    Enner Valencia

    Not so very long ago, Enner Valencia was milking cows. But, after impressing for Ecuador in the World Cup, he earned a £12m move to West Ham and will likely lead the line for Sam Allardyce's side at Old Trafford on Saturday (15:00 BST).

    BBC Sport's Frank Keogh speaks to the Hammers' new hero.

  19. Great derby moment winner

    Football

    The votes are in and we have a winner in our quest to find the best moment in a derby.

    Nearly a quarter of you voted for Michael Owen's dramatic injury-time winner to seal a 4-3 victory for Manchester United against Manchester City in 2009.

    The top three were...

    1. Michael Owen winner (Manchester United v Manchester City, 2009) 24.1%

    2. Thierry Henry wonder goal (Arsenal v Tottenham, 2002) 15.4%

    3. Mario Balotelli's 'Why Always Me' T-shirt celebration (Manchester City v Manchester United, 2011) 12.4%

    The full breakdown of votes is available on the top right of this page.

    Thanks for voting. We will have more votes next week.

  20. Relief for Dons over Jack injury

    Football

    Aberdeen's Ryan Jack

    Good news for Aberdeen... midfielder Ryan Jack will be sidelined for weeks rather than months with the knee injury sustained in Tuesday's 4-0 League Cup win over Livingston.

    The 22-year-old midfielder was carried off at Pittodrie and manager Derek McInnes feared a long-term lay-off. However, a scan has revealed a slight tear to his medial ligament.

  21. Gibraltar rejected by Fifa

    Football

    Gibraltar's football association will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) after Fifa rejected its bid to become a member.

    The president of football's governing body, Sepp Blatter, said Gibraltar contravened statutes regarding independent territories, given that it is a British overseas territory. The decision comes just weeks after they played their first European qualifying fixture - a 7-0 defeat to Poland - after being accepted into Uefa after an earlier Cas appeal.

    "We are an UEFA member nation now and we will take it to the next stage - if you look at the history of our UEFA membership that's the way it went as well," said a spokesman for the Gibraltar FA.

  22. Great derby moment vote

    Football

    Voting is now closed on our question of which was the best derby moment. We will be announcing the winner shortly. Thanks to everyone who voted.

  23. Mayweather taunts Pacquiao

    Boxing

    Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather rules out a meeting with Manny Pacquiao and taunts the Filipino on Twitter.

    Earlier this week, Pacquiao, 35, known as Pac Man, wrote on Twitter that Mayweather, who has won all 47 professional fights, has no desire to fight him.

    Floyd Mayweather

    The 37-year-old American responded on Twitter by posting three pictures of Pacquiao on the canvas and said: "Miss Pac Man is broke and desperate for a pay day. Your Pay-Per-View numbers are a joke."

    Pacquiao has won 56 of 63 fights and defends his WBO welterweight title on 22 November.

  24. Sussex hopeful on Magoffin deal

    Cricket

    Sussex cricket manager Mark Robinson hopes out-of-contract seam bowler Steve Magoffin will sign a new deal.

    The 34-year-old Australian, who joined Sussex ahead of the 2012 campaign, has taken 72 Championship wickets at an average of 19.43 this season.

    "We've relied on him and he has been outstanding," Robinson told BBC Sussex. "We have to manage his overs, his spells and manage him around one-day cricket. He's not [contracted] yet but we hope him to be."

  25. Top stories so far today

    Golf: Europe trail 2.5-1.5 after the opening session of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

    Football: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the Premier League has the best attacking players in the world.

    Tennis: Britain's Andy Murray defeats Slovakia's Lukas Lacko 6-3 7-5 to reach the Shenzhen Open semi-finals in China.

    Lizzie Armitstead

    Road cycling: Britain's Lizzie Armitstead says she will be "disappointed" if she does not win Saturday's women's road race at the World Championships in Spain.

    Rugby union: Wales will be without hooker Ken Owens for their November Tests as he is set to undergo neck surgery.

    Rugby league: England full-back Sam Tomkins says he is still open to a return to Wigan Warriors in the future.

  26. Swindon sign Blues defender Bell on loan

    Football

    Birmingham defender Amari'i Bell has joined Swindon Town on loan until January, and could make his debut against Barnsley on Saturday.

  27. Phil McNulty Q&A

    Football

    BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty has been answering some of your questions posted on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Here's one more...

    Jonathan Dixon asks: "How do you see the London derby going Saturday evening? And who does he think are the crucial players for both sides?"

    Mauricio Pochettino

    Phil replies: "I will be there Jonathan and think it will be a really interesting game. It will be intriguing to see how Mauricio Pochettino can impose the high-tempo pressing game he is trying to bring in at Spurs on to Arsenal, while The Gunners were very impressive when they drew against Manchester City.

    "I think Christian Eriksen will always be very important for Spurs while I think Alexis Sanchez will get more and more vital for Arsenal as the season goes on - a quality player."

  28. Owens to miss three months

    Rugby Union

    Wales hooker Ken Owens is set to miss the autumn Tests because of a neck injury sustained in training.

    Ken Owens

    The Scarlets have announced that the 27-year-old will have surgery early next week and be sidelined for up to 12 weeks.

    "The scans have confirmed the he's injured a disc in his neck.," Scarlets head of performance Andrew Walker said. "After a thorough process, involving consultations with three neck specialists, we have decided that surgery is the best course of action."

  29. County Championship Division One

    Lancashire v Middlesex

    Lancashire have a lot of work to do if they are to avoid relegation from County Championship Division One.

    They need to beat fellow strugglers Middlesex on the final day of the season at Old Trafford.

    However, Middlesex have two wickets left and Lancashire will need to take them quickly and score at least 200 to stay up. A draw would be enough to keep Middlesex in the division and relegate Lancashire.

    Listen to live commentary from Old Trafford on BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Radio Manchester. The game is also live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

  30. Widnes sign Clarkson on loan

    Rugby League

    Super League club Widnes Vikings have signed Leeds Rhinos forward Chris Clarkson on a season-long loan deal for the 2015 season.

  31. Ryder Cup

    Golf

    After the morning session on the first day of the Ryder Cup, USA hold a 2.5-1.5 lead after winning two and halving one of the four fourball matches.

    Ryder Cup

    The results so far

    Rose & Stenson (Europe) beat Watson & Simpson (USA) 5&4

    Bjorn & Kaymer (Europe) halved with Fowler & Walker (USA)

    Gallacher & Poulter (Europe) lost to Spieth & Reed (USA) 5&4

    Garcia & McIlroy (Europe) lost to Bradley & Mickelson (USA) 1 up

    Follow all the action from this afternoon's matches with our dedicated Ryder Cup live text commentary.

  32. Phil McNulty Q&A

    Football

    Plenty of questions for our chief football writer Phil McNulty about Southampton, such as this from Jonny Crowther: How surprised are you at Southampton's flying start to the season in both league and cup? Joy to watch.

    Phil's answer: "I have to confess I have been surprised at just how well Southampton have done given the scale of departures and the influx of new players, as well as a new manager in Ronald Koeman. But I never felt they would struggle. The club still has an outstanding academy, some good players left and some clever additions so I never felt there was going to be any sort of complete meltdown.

    "I also felt far too much was made of the role and importance of Nicola Cortese. He was only the executive chairman and yet somehow acquired a reputation that made him something akin to leading scorer and brilliant defender. The idea that the club would collapse with his departure was nonsensical - as we have seen."

  33. Murray advances in China

    Tennis

    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray has moved into the semi-finals of the Shenzhen Open in China after beating Lukas Lacko 6-3 7-5. The Briton will face either Juan Monaco or Richard Gasquet in the last four.

  34. Get involved

    #greatderbymoments

    Don't forget, we're asking you to vote on your great derby moments.

    We've shortlisted 20 incidents but maybe your favourite is not included. Personally, I can't believe Ralph Milne's chip that helped Dundee United win the Scottish Premier Division at Dens in 1983 was left out...

    If you feel similarly aggrieved, have your say by tweeting #greatderbymoments.

    The vote closes at 15:30 BST.

  35. Fifa executive committee meeting

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent in Zurich

    Third party ownership "transitional period" expected to last three-to-four years says Fifa Secretary General, Jerome Valcke.

  36. Sean Dyche news conference

    West Brom v Burnley (16:00 BST, Sunday)

    Dyche confirms that midfielders Dean Marney and David Jones injury doubts, but striker Danny Ings is progressing well.

  37. Get involved

    #greatderbymoments

    Here are some more of your suggestions for great derby moments.

    Michael Owen

    Connor Benning: Michael Owen making it 4-3 to MUFC in the 96th minute of play against Man City, an unbelievable game to watch.

    Andrew Priestley: Spurs' stunning late comeback in injury-time at the Emirates in Oct 2008. 2-4 down to an unlikely 4-4 draw. Incredible.

    Dean Craig: Henrik Larsson's sensational nutmeg and chip against Rangers in the 6-2 win in 2000.

  38. Fifa executive committee meeting

    Football

    Dan Roan

    BBC Sports Editor

    Just asked Sepp Blatter if FIFA execs accepting £16k watches was a mistake & if he's given his back yet. "A non-problem" he insists.

  39. Andy Murray v Lukas Lacko

    Tennis

    Andy Murray is edging towards quarter-final victory against Lukas Lacko in the Shenzhen Open in China. The Briton took the first set 6-3 and is serving at 4-3 down in the second.

  40. Sean Dyche news conference

    West Brom v Burnley (16:00 BST, Sunday)

    "We've been close but we have to turn that 'close' into reality."

  41. Fifa executive commitee meeting

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent in Zurich

    "No request" from any Fifa member to publish Garcia report in full says Blatter. That's despite public pronouncements from them this week.

  42. Sean Dyche news conference

    West Brom v Burnley (16:00 BST, Sunday)

    Sean Dyche

    "We need that cutting edge in front of goal to win games of course and we've got another chance on Sunday," Dyche adds.

  43. Sean Dyche news conference

    West Brom v Burnley (16:00 BST, Sunday)

    "I think the incentive is to build on what we're doing, maintain the performance levels and turn those into wins," says the Burnley manager, whose side are yet to record a league win.

  44. Bopara prolongs stay at Essex

    Cricket

    Ravi Bopara

    England batsman Ravi Bopara has signed a new one-year contract at Essex, continuing a relationship that begin in 2002.

    Head coach Paul Grayson said: "I am absolutely delighted that Ravi has signed his new contract. He has become one of the senior figures in our dressing room, and is a key component of our side in each form of the game."

  45. Fifa executive commitee meeting

    Football

    Dan Roan

    BBC Sports editor

    "Confidentiality is entrenched in the Code of Ethics" explains FIFA lawyer Marco Villiger, explaining why Garcia report will remain secret.

  46. Fifa executive committee meeting

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent in Zurich

    Talk turns to head of ethics Michael Garcia's report into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively.

    "Blatter says it is legal matter and hands over to Marco Villiger, head of Fifa legal dept, to explain procedure..."

  47. Fifa executive committee meeting

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent in Zurich

    Sepp Blatter announces he has told the executive committee he accepts "the demands" to stand for election "to serve Fifa for a fifth mandate.

  48. Fifa executive committee meeting

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent in Zurich

    Sepp Blatter confirms third-party ownership to be banned. Transitional period to oversee it. Geoff Thompson to lead working group.

    That confirms what BBC Sport reported this morning.

  49. Fifa executive committee meeting

    Football

    Fifa meeting

    BBC sports editor Dan Roan tweets: FIFA President Sepp Blatter about to hold press conference in Zurich.

  50. Campbell joins Maidenhead

    Football

    Conference South side Maidenhead United sign former Birmingham, Leicester and QPR striker DJ Campbell.

    The 32-year-old played a total of 16 games in the Championship last season for Blackburn and Millwall, but was released by Rovers in the summer.

    He started his career in non-league football before moving to Brentford from Yeading in June 2005 and has amassed transfer fees of more than £3m.

  51. Karagounis retires from playing

    Football

    Giorgos Karagounis

    Former Fulham midfielder Giorgos Karagounis has confirmed his retirement after agreeing to join the coaching staff of Greece.

    The 37-year-old midfielder, part of the side who won the European Championship in 2004, will work alongside new national coach Claudio Ranieri, having made his final appearance in the World Cup final defeat by Costa Rica in the summer.

  52. Phil McNulty Q&A

    Football

    BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty has been answering some of your questions posted on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Here's another...

    Question from Danny Myler: Do you think West Ham will continue to heap misery on Man Utd or will our inconsistency strike again?

    Phil's answer: You tell me, Danny. I watched West Ham United when they were excellent in winning at Crystal Palace then I gather they were awful when they lost at home to Southampton. Since then, though, they have deserved a point at Hull City and were very good in beating Liverpool, so at least you can say there has been more good than bad so far this season.

    You also have to think Manchester United will be feeling a little fragile after what happened at Leicester City.

  53. Get involved

    #greatderbymoments

    We've been asking you about your great derby moments? Choose your favourite from our shortlist on this page.

    Or, if your favourite is not included, make a case for it by tweeting to #greatderbymoments.

    The vote closes at 15:30 BST.

  54. Tennis

    Maria Sharapova

    Maria Sharapova is having some fun on a flight. Spotting a fellow passenger reading about her, the Russian tweets: "Hey buddy, I'm right behind you..."

  55. Andy Murray v Lukas Lacko

    Tennis

    Andy Murray has made a strong start against Lukas Lacko in the Shenzhen Open in China. The Briton is 3-0 ahead in the first set of the quarter-final.

  56. Manuel Pellegrini news conference

    Hull City v Manchester City (15:00 BST, Saturday)

    The Manchester City manager would not be drawn on suggestions that Frank Lampard could remain at the club after his loan deal expires in January.

    "It's not a problem we have to analyse at this moment," the Chilean said. "We'll see after the loan finishes what we're going to do."

  57. Khan unhappy at Pakistan exclusion

    Cricket

    Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan offers to stand down from the Test squad after being dropped for next month's one-day series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.

    Younis Khan

    The 36-year-old was recalled to the 50-over side for the August ODI series in Sri Lanka and played in the first game before returning home because of the death of his nephew.

    "I don't like the way they have treated a senior player. If they had called me and told me that they wanted me only for the Tests, I would have agreed," Khan said.

  58. Manuel Pellegrini news conference

    Hull City v Manchester City (15:00 BST, Saturday)

    "Hull is a difficult team to play away. Last season, we played really well and we won. I hope it will be the same."

  59. Jose Mourinho news conference

    Chelsea v Aston Villa (15:00 BST, Saturday)

    Asked if he would prefer that Diego Costa, who has been struggling with a hamstring injury all season, did not play for Spain in the next international break, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says. "Everyone knows Diego is in trouble for quite a long time, but I'm nobody.

    "If a national team wants to choose a Chelsea player they do so. It is completely out of my control. We can send reports, but it is their decision. I can do nothing."

    But Mourinho refuses to be drawn on reports that ex-Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard may extend his loan spell with Manchester City until the end of the season.

    Frank Lampard

    "I don't want to speak about Frank, Lukaku, Eto'o, Ashley Cole. I don't have to speak about players from other clubs," adds Mourinho.

  60. Manuel Pellegrini news conference

    Hull City v Manchester City (15:00 BST, Saturday)

    "Stefan Jovetic and Fernando are out. They will be ready next week. Samir Nasri also has a groin problem. Sergio Aguero and David Silva are OK."

  61. Thornley banned until June

    Rugby League

    Former Leigh winger Andy Thornley has been banned from having any involvement in rugby league until June after being found guilty of breaching the sport's betting rules.

    Appeared before an independent tribunal on Thursday, the 25-year-old admitted placing a large number of bets on matches, including some involving Leigh. The tribunal found Thornley to be in breach of the Rugby Football League's operational rules.

    He is the fourth Championship player to be banned in 2014 for betting on matches, following Batley's Johnny Campbell and Ayden Faal and Halifax winger Rob Worrincy.

  62. Jose Mourinho news conference

    Chelsea v Aston Villa (15:00 BST, Saturday)

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confirms Diego Costa will play against Aston Villa on Saturday.

    Diego Costa

    "Tomorrow I play with the team that is the best one. Everyone is working hard," says Mourinho. "Aston Villa are second, they have 10 points, it is a game between the leaders and the team second. That shows the difficulty of the game and that's the only thing I worry about.

    "But in every aspect we have to improve.

    "Can Diego finish the game and be in a condition to play in Lisbon 48 hours later? I do not know. If he doesn't play against Sporting on Tuesday, I will play Remy or Drogba."

  63. Ryder Cup

    Golf

    So, the pairings have been announced for this afternoon's Ryder Cup foursomes at Gleneagles.

    Visit our live text commentary to find out what they are...

  64. Jose Mourinho news conference

    Chelsea v Aston Villa (15:00 BST, Saturday)

    "We have no new injuries. Every manager wants no injuries. We do not have a long squad, we only have 21 players.

    "Aston Villa are a difficult opponent. They have many qualities as a team. I respect every opponent. When I play at home it is my duty to wait for them in the tunnel and shake their hands - tomorrow is not going to be any different."

    On Manuel Pellegrini's comments that Chelsea "played like a small club" during their 1-1 draw against Manchester City, Mourinho says: "I do not have any reaction."

  65. Artificial pitches set for Football League return

    Football

    The return of artificial pitches to the Football League has been backed by club chairmen in League One and Two.

    At a meeting on Wednesday, they gave a strong indication they would vote in favour of permitting 3G (third generation) surfaces from next season. They will take a formal vote in November.

    Artificial surfaces were banned from English professional football in 1995 over issues with ball roll and bounce and fears over injuries.

  66. Get involved

    #greatderbymoments

    Here are some more of your #greatderbymoments.

    Cem Baba: Gary McAllister's 44-yard winning free-kick against Everton at Goodison Park in the 94th minute - April 2001

    Albert Luque

    Dan Nicholson: Newcastle 4-1 Sunderland. Even Albert Luque scored.

    Akinpelu Kayode: A certain 4-4 draw between Chelsea-Spurs on a Wednesday night comes to mind. Absolutely absorbing, thriller.

  67. News conferences

    Football

    We will soon be hearing from both Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini. Chelsea entertain Aston Villa on Saturday, while Manchester City are at Hull.

  68. Football

    Daily Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter has visited West Ham's training ground... "Been to Chadwell Heath this week. Definite buzz about the place. Team improving, squad strengthened, excitement over stadium plans."

  69. Ryder Cup

    Golf

    Gallacher and Poulter

    Europe took the first point of the Ryder Cup, but USA have just made it 1-1 as Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed easily defeated Stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter by a 5&4 margin.

    Follow all the action from Gleneagles with our live text commentary.

  70. Tomkins open to Wigan return

    Rugby League

    Sam Tomkins says he is still open to a return to Wigan Warriors in the future.

    Sam Tomkins

    The 25-year-old full-back moved to New Zealand Warriors for a world-record fee last year after helping Wigan to a league and Challenge Cup double.

    "It's somewhere where I'd never say I'd never want to go back to, so at some point in the future it's very possible," Tomkins told BBC Radio Manchester's Rugby League Extra. "I'll always be a Wigan fan even if I'm not playing there. I love the people, the town."

  71. Ansari and Burns among Surrey deals

    Cricket

    Seven Surrey players sign new contracts with the club.

    Zafar Ansari, Rory Burns, Tom Curran and Dominic Sibley have all signed three-year deals, which will keep them at the club until the end of 2017.

    Meanwhile, Gary Wilson, Stuart Meaker and Gareth Batty have agreed two-year contracts which will run until the end of the 2016 campaign.

  72. Farrell 'out for a few weeks'

    Rugby Union

    Owen Farrell

    England fly-half Owen Farrell is to miss "the next few weeks" with a leg injury suffered against London Irish, according to his club Saracens.

  73. 'How passionate Pardew proved me wrong'

    Football

    "I was surprised he picked me out to respond to, because I had heard a lot of people saying a very similar thing, but the important thing was the way that Alan Pardew showed I was wrong about him."

    In his latest BBC Sport column, Robbie Savage replies to Newcastle manager Alan Pardew's criticism of him.

  74. This evening's action

    Rugby Union

    In the Premiership tonight, Gloucester travel to London Welsh, while there are also three matches in the Pro12. Edinburgh face Scarlets, Glasgow welcome Connacht and Leinster take on Cardiff Blues. BBC Sport's teams in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will keep you posted on those three matches.

  75. Get involved

    #greatderbymoments

    We asked for your great derby moments, and you have responded in style. Here are more of your favourite memories.

    Chris Waddle

    Christian Evans: Steel City derby - Wembley, 93. Chris Waddle free-kick, 40 yards. Never in doubt.

    Jack Weston: Gary Cahill's overhead kick against Birmingham City - his first goal for Villa, and instant legend status.

    Gordon Herd: For me it was the last-minute winner in the Scottish Cup Final by Peter Lovenkrands for Rangers.

  76. Thistle benefit from McFadden experience

    Football

    Manager Alan Archibald says that the presence of James McFadden is helping Partick Thistle, even if he cannot yet afford to give the former Everton and Scotland forward a contract. The 31-year-old has been training with the Jags since he was released by Motherwell at the end of last season.

    Archibald said: "Financially, we can't offer James anything at the moment. Even just having him around the place is beneficial to the team right now. You see glimpses of him on the training pitch when he is world class."

  77. Chinese lifter breaks record

    Weightlifting

    Zhou Lulu

    China's Zhou Lulu has hoisted the largest single weight ever by a woman to earn her country an eighth Asian Games weightlifting gold.

    The superheavyweight lifted 192kg to break Russian Tatiana Kashrina's world record - set last year - in the clean and jerk by 2kg. She also equalled the Russian's combined record of 334kg.

  78. N'Gog goes missing from Reims

    Football

    French newspaper L'Equipe today reports a bizarre tale involving former Liverpool and Bolton striker David N'Gog.

    The 25-year-old returned to his homeland in the summer to join Stade de Reims after his contract with Swansea expired, but has played just once and pulled out of the game against Lorient last weekend because of illness. The team doctor went to his hotel and examined him but N'Gog has not been seen since.

    The paper reports that, when staff from the club visited him earlier this week, his room had been emptied and N'Gog was nowhere to be seen.

  79. On this day

    Football

    Franz Beckenbauer lifts the World Cup

    In 1965, Franz Beckenbauer made his debut for West Germany. The Kaiser went on to win 102 caps, winning the World Cup as a player in 1974, then as a coach in 1990.

  80. Ryder Cup

    Golf

    Europe take a 1-0 lead in the Ryder Cup as Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson secure an emphatic 5&4 win against Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson.

    Follow all the action with our live text commentary.

  81. Cricket

    Ashley Giles

    "This is absolutely incredible! We are playing cricket on the summit of Africa!" tweets Ashley Giles.

    The former England spinner is part of a group of international cricketers who have today set a new record for the highest-ever match by playing at the top of Kilimanjaro. The teams trekked to the summit before dawn and played 10 overs each of a Twenty20 game before cloud stopped play.

    The game was played at 5,730m (18,910 ft) in the flat crater just below Kilimanjaro's 5,895m summit.

  82. Surrey secure seven stars

    Cricket

    Seven players have signed new contracts with Surrey, including captain Gary Wilson and off-spinner Gareth Batty.

    The duo, along with fast bowler Stuart Meaker, have agreed two-year deals, while Zafar Ansari, Rory Burns, Tom Curran and Dominic Sibley have signed up for three.

    Director of cricket Alec Stewart said: "We now have an exciting blend of homegrown talent and experience in our squad heading into the 2015 season."

  83. Phil McNulty Q & A

    Football

    BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty has been answering some of your questions posted on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    His answers will be shown on this page throughout the day. Here's the first of them.

    Louis van Gaal

    Question from Dick Haggerty: "If Van Gaal does a Moyes and fails to qualify for Europe do you think Manchester United will stick by him?"

    Phil McNulty's answer: "Absolutely. I do not envisage any sort of scenario whereby Louis van Gaal will not be given time at Manchester United. Firstly, United will want a period of stability off the field after sacking David Moyes so quickly, especially as there will be a huge period of transition on the field with all the money that has been spent on new signings.

    "Also, having made that huge investment in Van Gaal to correct the faults of the Moyes reign (and let's not forget a less than vintage squad left behind by Sir Alex Ferguson, even as champions) it would be utterly self-defeating not to give him time. Would they give all this money to Van Gaal then not give him time? Hardly."

  84. World Cup 2022

    Football

    The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, also responds to claims by the International Trade Union Confederation that more than 1,000 migrant workers have died in Qatar since construction work began, and 4,000 could be dead by the time the World Cup starts.

    "Yes, it's true, we had problems," the Emir adds. "We're solving the problems. We're enforcing the laws; it's not acceptable. We changed the laws. They are enforced and there are many laws that have been changed. And I'm telling you because I am personally hurt about the situation."

  85. Ryder Cup update

    Golf

    So this is the latest situation in today's Ryder Cup opening foursomes.

    Justin Rose

    Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson (Europe) four up against Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson (USA) after hole 12.

    Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer (Europe) one up against Rickie Fowler & Jimmy Walker (USA) after hole 11.

    Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed (USA) five up against Stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter (Europe) after hole 10.

    Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy (Europe) all square with Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley (USA) after hole eight.

    So, in the projected score Europe currently hold a 2.5-1.5 lead. Follow our live text commentary for all the latest information.

  86. Get involved

    #greatderbymoments

    Steven Gerrard

    Some more of your #greatderbymoments

    George Fisher: Steven Gerrard's hat-trick vs Everton in 2012. Great win and Stevie was loving every minute of it.

    Andrew Hutchinson: A great 'Derby' moment, hammering Forest 5-0 last season, with Craig Bryson bagging a historic hat-trick. We embarrassed them.

    Seb Cohen: Arsenal winning the league at White Hart Lane.

  87. Happy birthday

    Serena Williams

    Many happy returns to Serena Williams, who celebrates her 33rd birthday today.

    Other notable members of the sporting world celebrating are former Chelsea and Germany midfielder Michael Ballack (38) and Leeds rugby league scrum-half Rob Burrow (32).

  88. World Cup 2022

    Football

    The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, defends his country in the face of criticism of the decision to award it the 2022 World Cup.

    "People should understand that Qatar had the best bid, and Qatar will provide and will do one of the best World Cups in history," the Emir tells CNN. "And I'm sure about that. People don't want to accept, don't want to realise that a small country, Arab, Muslim country, can host a big event like that."

  89. Ryder Cup

    Golf

    Europe have made a bright start in the Ryder Cup with Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson four up over Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson.

    Follow all the information from Gleneagles with our dedicated live text commentary.

  90. Horrific hair

    Ian Poulter

    With Rickie Fowler having the initials USA shaved into the side of his head, Newsbeat have taken a look at some of the worst haircuts in sport. Find out who joins Ian Poulter's 2003 horror show on the Newsbeat pages.

  91. Fifa executive committee quarterly meeting

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent in Zurich

    On the second day of the gathering, Fifa's executive committee members are expected to discuss the report of Michael Garcia, the organisation's chief ethics investigator, into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and whether it should be made public.

    Garcia himself has called for as much of his report as possible to be made available. He has been joined by several leading Fifa executives, including vice-presidents Michel Platini, Jeffrey Webb and Prince Ali bin Al Hussein.

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter is due to speak to the media at around 13:30 BST, when the issue is likely to be raised.

  92. 'A genius with horses and a warm heart'

    Horse Racing

    BBC Radio 5 live

    BBC Sport presenter Clare Balding has been paying tribute to her uncle and Grand National-winning trainer Toby Balding, who has died at the age of 78.

    "He was so big and warm-hearted and kind and generous. He loved everybody and he loved life. Even after he had his first stroke he still wanted to go to races. Last November at Towcester, when A P McCoy rode his 4,000th winner, in the back of the shot in the winner's enclosure you could see uncle Toby, he was there!

    Toby Balding
    Image caption: Legendary trainer Toby Balding was awarded an OBE in the 2011 New Year Honours list

    "The way he hugged you he really wanted to let you know he was thinking of you, to let you know he was pleased to see you. He loved family occasions - we have a big family and he was the leader.

    "He was a genius with horses. You think of Highland Wedding and Little Polveir who won the Grand National, but also Beech Road, who was a tricky horse, and Morley Street, who was probably the best horse he ever trained - he won the Champion Hurdle with both of those. And the making of jockeys... A P McCoy I know is really upset and Adrian Maguire is too. He gave people a chance."

  93. County Championship final day preview

    Cricket

    Away from the drama at Old Trafford (see 08:51), champions Yorkshire will be hoping to continue their recovery against Somerset at Headingley, resuming their second innings on 148-2, still trailing by 36. England Test pair Gary Ballance (50 not out) and Joe Root (17 not out) will carry on from where they left off on Thursday evening.

    Already relegated Northants are likely to have to bat out the majority of the final day if they are to avoid their 13th defeat of the season. Sussex will resume on 209-3, leading by 283, with Luke Wells just nine runs away from following up his first-innings 81 with a century.

    The only remaining fixture of the Division Two season is at Canterbury, where Kent are facing likely defeat against Gloucestershire. They are 95-4, requiring another 353 runs for victory.

  94. Get involved

    #greatderbymoments

    Andy Johnson

    Some more of your #greatderbymoments. Keep your suggestions coming in to us.

    Aliu John: Everton beating Liverpool 3-0 with a Reina howler late in the game to allow Andy Johnson head home freely.

    Suzanne Hendry: Scottish Cup final HIBS 1 HEARTS 5 #neverletthemforget

    Dave Worley: Wolves 1 West Brom 5. Scoring five on their patch.

  95. Nigel Pearson news conference

    Crystal Palace v Leicester (15:00 BST, Saturday)

    Leicester's Leonardo Ulloa

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson also had words of praise for club record summer signing Leonardo Ulloa, who has scored five times in his first five games since moving from Brighton in an £8m deal.

    "He's done exceptionally well so far and he's well liked at the club," Pearson adds. "He's a popular character. I'm pleased for him."

  96. Tour of Yorkshire scheduled for May

    Road Cycling

    The Tour of Yorkshire will make its first appearance on the cycling calendar next May after the county's successful staging of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart.

    It was confirmed in July - just before the Tour began in Leeds - that the three-day event would be held and it has now been confirmed that it will run from 1-3 May.

  97. On this day

    Golf

    Bobby Jones

    In 1930, feted amateur golfer Bobby Jones completed a unique grand slam when he added US Amateur Championship success to his victories in the British Amateur Championship, the Open Championship and US Open.

    Some of the players to have emulated Jones by winning one or more of those tournaments are in action on the opening day of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. You can keep up to date with our live text commentary. Just don't tell the boss...

  98. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Arsenal v Tottenham (17:30 BST, Saturday)

    More from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: "We are playing at home and we want to win our home games. Tottenham have less new players than this time last year and have a quality manager (Mauricio Pochettino) - he has shown that at Southampton.

    "These (derby) games are important moments in the season. Over the years Tottenham have always had a good team and for us to be on top of them means we can fight for the top of the league."

  99. Today's newspapers around the world

    Spain - AS

    AS front page

    Still in Spain, Madrid-based AS have Iker Casillas congratulating goalkeeping rival Keylor Navas on his first Real Madrid appearance.

  100. Nigel Pearson news conference

    Crystal Palace v Leicester (15:00 BST, Saturday)

    "Crystal Palace will be a tough game," Pearson adds. "They had a great result last weekend [winning 3-2 at Everton] and we've got to make sure we get our performance right. I know [manager] Neil Warnock pretty well and he's a really good fit for the club. He's a lot of experience and understands the game.

    "We've shown a capacity to learn as we go along in the Premier League. I'm looking for the right level of performance on Saturday."

  101. Nigel Pearson news conference

    Crystal Palace v Leicester (15:00 BST, Saturday)

    Nigel Pearson is refusing to dwell on Leicester's 5-3 victory over Manchester United last Sunday.

    "I don't want to spend too much time talking about it," he says. "It's now about how we negotiate the next one."

  102. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Arsenal v Tottenham (17:30 BST, Saturday)

    Arsenal are currently fourth in the Premier League, but have defensive problems after right-back Mathieu Debuchy was ruled out for three months after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury.

    "Our start has been decent but we enter the second block of games now which will be crucial," says Wenger.

    "We have been unlucky to lose Monreal and Debuchy, but it's very difficult to buy defenders in this market."

  103. Today's newspapers around the world

    Spain - Mundo Deportivo

    Mundo front page

    Mundo Deportivo takes an in-depth look at Luis Suarez's preparations ahead of his full Barcelona debut next month.

  104. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Arsenal v Tottenham (17:30 BST, Saturday)

    More from Arsene Wenger, looking ahead to his side's derby game against Tottenham.

    "Mesut Ozil played very well with Danny Welbeck and that's a very interesting combination for us," says Wenger. "North London derbies are always very intense and the players from both sides know each other so well."

    Arsenal, who lost their first Champions League group match of the season against Borussia Dortmund, face Galatasaray on Wednesday, but Wenger insists he is focused on the Tottenham match.

    He adds: "I only have my eye on the next game because it's a massive one but it's true we have an important week."

  105. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Arsenal v Tottenham (17:30 BST, Saturday)

    More from Arsene Wenger, whose much-changed side were knocked out of the Capital One Cup in midweek, losing 2-1 at home to Southampton.

    "It was a disappointment to go out against Southampton, but there will be a completely different team tomorrow," adds Wenger. "It's difficult to judge the players who aren't playing many minutes. But our young players have shown quality.

    "We have all the best attacking players in the Premier League. The clubs here have huge financial potential and offensive power."

  106. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Arsenal v Tottenham (17:30 BST, Saturday)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not reading too much into Tottenham's poor run, which has seen them take only one point from their last three Premier League matches.

    Arsene Wenger

    "It's too early to judge a team but Tottenham will benefit from the stability they will have this season," says Wenger.

    "I'm always a fan of stability because the manager carries the values of a club better than anyone else."

  107. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Arsenal v Tottenham (17:30 BST, Saturday)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is speaking at his news conference before his side's north London derby against Tottenham at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

    "Mathieu Flamini is back in the squad but Nacho Monreal is still out," says Wenger. "Per Mertesacker is available for the weekend - I don't think there will be a problem with him.

    "Calum Chambers deals with the pressure very well and he has become a regular player for us."

  108. Ryder Cup

    Golf

    Ian Poulter

    Arsenal FC on Twitter: Good luck to big @Arsenal fan @IanJamesPoulter as he starts his #RyderCup campaign in the fourballs this morning.

    We have a live text commentary for the Ryder Cup to follow the fortunes of Poulter and the rest of the Europe team.

  109. Grand National winning trainer dies

    Horse Racing

    Grand National-winning trainer Toby Balding has died at the age of 78.

    Balding, the uncle of BBC presenter Clare, trained more than 2,000 winners and won all jump racing's biggest prizes, including two Grand Nationals. He established the riding talents of AP McCoy and fellow jockey Adrian Maguire and retired in 2004.

    McCoy said: "I cried when I heard the news my old boss and friend Toby Balding had died. We had great times together - he was my ultimate mentor."

  110. Relegation decider

    Lancashire v Middlesex

    It will be a tense day at Old Trafford today - the cricket ground, not the football stadium.

    Lancashire v Middlesex

    It is the last day of the County Championship season with Lancashire taking on Middlesex knowing that the losers will be relegated from Division One.

    Middlesex ended day three on 202-4 in their second innings, leading by 114. England opener Sam Robson (75) led the visitors' reply. If the game ends in a draw then Lancashire will drop to the second tier for 2015.

    Lancashire 302-8 Middlesex 214 & 202-4

  111. Football

    Manchester United v West Ham (15:00 BST, Saturday)

    Manager Louis van Gaal says Manchester United have only one senior centre-back available for Saturday's Premier League game against West Ham.

    Marcos Rojo is fit, but Chris Smalling (leg), Phil Jones (hamstring) and Jonny Evans (ankle) are injured and Tyler Blackett is suspended. Potential candidates to play include Tom Thorpe, 21, and Paddy McNair, 19.

    Van Gaal said: "All three of my right-sided centre-halves are out, so I'll have to go to the youth system."

  112. Get involved

    #greatderbymoments

    Some early reaction to our first talking point of great derby moments.

    Wayne Rooney

    Hendy: The best derby moment to me was the winning bicycle kick in 2011 by Rooney. Good cut inside and cross from Nani.

    Bryan Tomlinson: Newcastle 0 Sunderland 2 in the 1990 play-offs. It meant Wembley and promotion in one blow. Beautiful moment.

    Jay: When Rosicky made it 3-2 Arsenal to spark the comeback for the season and get top four after being 10 points behind Spurs.

  113. Today's newspapers

    Western Mail

    Western Mail

    We've all had family pictures ruined by some joker jumping into the background. So we can all feel a bit of sympathy for Ian Poulter, who thought he was posing for a nice family picture with wife Katie, only for Ryder Cup team-mate Lee Westwood to spoil it.

    The front page of today's Western Mail features this great photo, and also mentions that Russell Slade, who resigned as Leyton Orient manager earlier this week, is not certain to become the next Cardiff boss as expected.

  114. Get involved

    #greatderbymoments

    Which brings us nicely to our first talking point of the day.

    On Saturday, we have two mouth-watering derbies as Liverpool entertain Everton in the early game, before Arsenal face bitter rivals Tottenham in the north London derby.

    So we want to you know your great derby moments. Get in touch with us on Twitter, using the hashtag #greatderbymoments leave a message on our Facebook page or text us on 81111 (UK only) and we will publish the best memories on this page throughout the day.

    Then we will have a vote to decide what is the ultimate great derby moment.

  115. Today's newspapers

    Daily Express

    Daily Express

    The Daily Express focuses on the Ryder Cup battle between two of the best golfers in the world - Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson, who will both be involved in the morning's action at Gleneagles.

    The paper also highlights quotes from Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, who says he "will fix 'broken' Anfield. Liverpool entertain city rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby on Saturday.

  116. Today's newspapers

    The Sun

    The Sun

    The Sun claim that Frank Lampard could remain on loan at Manchester City until the end of the season. The ex-England midfielder had originally signed a deal to stay for only half of the season before returning to New York city in early 2015.

  117. Today's newspapers

    Daily Star

    Daily Star

    Today's back pages feature a lot of Ryder Cup news, as expected, but a potential sensational transfer story makes it on to the back page of the Daily Star.

    The paper reports that Manchester United "are desperate" to re-sign Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, but will have to pay £160m to do so.

  118. Today's news conferences

    Football

    As mentioned, we will be hearing from six Premier League managers and this is a rough timetable of scheduled news conferences.

    09:00 BST - Leicester City (Nigel Pearson)

    09:15 BST - Arsenal (Arsene Wenger)

    12:30 BST - Manchester City (Manuel Pellegrini) and Chelsea (Jose Mourinho)

    13:15 BST - Burnley (Sean Dyche)

    14:30 BST - West Bromwich Albion (Alan Irvine)

    So stay with us and we will have the best quotes throughout the day.

  119. Ryder Cup

    Golf

    Justin Rose

    Of course, there is only one place to start and that is at Gleneagles and the Ryder Cup.

    The first of today's fourballs is under way with the European pairing of Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson taking on America's Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson.

    We have a specific Ryder Cup live text commentary where you can keep up to date with all of the action from Gleneagles.

    Bubba Watson
  120. Good morning

    Hello, good morning and thank you for joining us for what promises to be a frantic Friday.

    We will be hearing from six Premier League managers and will have all the latest team news, information and statistics about this weekend's football.

    And there's lots more. The Ryder Cup has just started, it is the last day of the County Championship cricket season and Andy Murray is in action in China later on today.

    So, we have no time to waste. Let's go.