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Mike Henson & Saj Chowdhury

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  1. Post update

    Thank you for joining us on Sportsday today - we will be back on Monday at 08:00 BST.

  2. Fulham goalkeeper joins Accrington


    Fulham goalkeeper Jesse Soronen has joined League Two Accrington on a month's loan.

    The 21-year-old Finland international has made four appearances in the Championship this season.

    Meanwhile, Accrington's Lancashire rivals Morecambe have signed striker Tom Barkhuizen, also 21, from Blackpool in a similar deal.

  3. Stoke team news


    Stoke boss Mark Hughes expects Victor Moses and Mame Biram Diouf to be available for Sunday's Premier League clash with Swansea but also has fresh injury concerns.

    Moses, who came off in the 3-1 loss at Sunderland due to a thigh problem, and Diouf, absent from the game because of a hamstring complaint, have both trained ahead of the meeting with the Swans at the Britannia Stadium.

    However, Glenn Whelan looks set to miss out having picked up a knee injury playing for the Republic of Ireland, Marko Arnautovic will have to shake off a hip problem suffered on Austria duty if he is to feature and Robert Huth is a doubt with a calf problem.

    Provisional squad: Begovic, Sorensen, Wilson, Shawcross, Huth, Pieters, Cameron, Bardsley, Muniesa, Nzonzi, Adam, Sidwell, Ireland, Walters, Arnautovic, Bojan, Assaidi, Moses, Crouch, Diouf.

  4. Rugby League

    Saints close to managerial appoint

    Newly-crowned Super League champions St Helens will announce their new head coach on Monday.

    Saints need to find a successor to Nathan Brown, who stepped down after Saturday's 14-6 Grand Final triumph over Wigan.

    St Helens say they have fielded interest from both England and the NRL but former hooker and Brown's assistant Keiron Cunningham the strong favourite.

  5. Two-hour football special


    BBC Radio 5 live

    From 19:00 BST, BBC Radio 5 live will have a two-hour football show looking ahead to this weekend's action and focusing on all the big issues.

    Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, Jason Burt of The Telegraph, Pat Nevin and QPR keeper Rob Green will join presenter Mark Chapman.

    Under discussion will be the BBC exclusive interview with ex-Manchester United manager David Moyes, Brendan Rodgers v Roy Hodgson, Ched Evans and Harry Redknapp's future at QPR.

    Begovic will also give his view on what happened in Belgrade this week in the match between Serbia and Albania.

  6. Swansea team news


    Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is suspended for the match at Stoke.

    Shelvey is serving a one-match ban for collecting five yellow cards this season while Jordi Amat is also expected to miss out with a knee problem.

    Spanish defender Angel Rangel is, however, back from suspension while Leon Britton is close to returning from a knee injury.

    Provisional squad: Fabianski, Richards, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Routledge, Dyer, Britton, Sigurdsson, Bony, Tremmel, Tiendalli, Bartley, Carroll, Emnes, Montero, Gomis, Fulton.

  7. Flying Dutchman


    Dutchman Joost Luiten keeps up his 100% record at this week's World Match Play Championship, with victory over Graeme McDowell by two holes to send the title holder crashing out of the event.

    Luiten, who finished off the Northern Irishman with three birdies in the last four holes of their round-robin encounter, next meets Spain's Pablo Larrazabal in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

    World number five Henrik Stenson, the highest-ranked player in the field, also finished top of his group after easing past last year's runner-up Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand 2 & 1.

    Stenson will face Jonas Blixt in the last eight after his fellow Swede won a titanic struggle with 2006 champion Paul Casey at the 19th hole.

    The other two quarter-finals will see Frenchman Victor Dubuisson taking on Mikko Ilonen of Finland and American Ryder Cup rookie Patrick Reed up against South African George Coetzee.

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    James Mort: David Moyes may not have succeeded at a top club but can do a great, steady job at most top flight club.

    Would you back David Moyes to do a job at your club?

  9. Football

    Injuries ease up at Old Trafford

    Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal's injury worries have eased over the international break. The former Barca and Bayern boss says that there are only four players absent though injury ahead of the weekend trip to West Brom.

    "I'm very happy because there are no injuries from the internationals." he said.

  10. Football

    Van Gaal: All about balance

    Louis van Gaal

    Louis van Gaal says that his side need to learn how to kill off games after they were left hanging on for victory against Everton last time out and came a cropper at Leicester - losing 5-3 from 3-1 up.

    "The players understand the philosophy but they must perform it. I'm looking for balance, not just spectacular attacking football," he said.

    "When you lose the ball, you must have a shape as a team and then you can defend more easily. You can kill the game better."

  11. Football

    Van Gaal want more from United

    David Moyes's successor in the Old Trafford hot-seat - Louis van Gaal - has also been speaking to the media today.

    The Dutchman believes that there is plenty of room for improvement in his side despite their climb into the top four of the Premier League.

    "We could have done better because I don't think we're balanced yet," he said.

    "I have confidence in my players and that's important, but it's more important they have confidence in the manager and staff."

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    Joseph Dexter: Would love to see Moyes replace Pardew as he's now 'ready to return'

  13. BBC Moyes exclusive


    David Moyes

    You can watch the full interview on Saturday's Football Focus on BBC One from 12:10 BST

    "I'm really ambitious," he continued. "I would never have left Everton FC for anybody but an ambitious football club. And I thought Manchester United would have given me that opportunity.

    "It didn't materialise that way, so you know I am hoping that the next club I join gives me the chance to build a team, because I think that is what I am good at.

    "I also think that I am good at spotting and identifying young players, not only young players, but players.

    "Over the years, we have brought in a lot of players at Everton and I think that they worked well. So if the opportunity came, then hopefully I will be able to make it work."

  14. BBC Moyes exclusive


    BBC's sports editor Dan Roan managed to interview former Manchester United manager David Moyes, who was sacked by the club in the latter half of last season after only 10 months in charge.

    The Scot says he is ready to revive his managerial career after his ill-fated tenure.

    In his first broadcast interview since he lost his job in April, the former Everton boss, 51, told the BBC: "I am ready to return."

    He added: "I have enjoyed the time off but I have got to wait on the right job and make sure it's one that I want."

  15. Bradford sign striker Stead on loan


    Bradford City have signed Huddersfield Town striker Jon Stead in an emergency loan deal to run until 3 January.

    The 31-year-old ended last season on loan with the Bantams, scoring once in eight appearances.

    He will go straight into the squad for Saturday's Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United.

  16. Latest gossip

    Lucas Silva

    Chelsea have hijacked Real Madrid's move for Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva according to reports in Spain, taken up by Metro.

    The 21-year-old was apparently wanted by Real, but Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has convinced the Blues board to gazump the Spainards.

  17. BBC exclusive


    Dan Roan

    BBC sports editor

    "Coming up, I've been speaking to David Moyes in his first broadcast interview since his sacking from Man Utd. Across BBC outlets shortly."

  18. Kamara told to stay away over Ebola fears


    Greek club PAS Lamia have asked Sierra Leone's John Kamara not to train or play with the club for three weeks due to fears over the Ebola virus.

    Kamara returned to Greece after playing for the Leone Stars in their Africa Cup of Nations ties in Cameroon.

    Lamia told him the decision was on advice from the Greek health ministry.

    "[The club told me] I shouldn't be with the team for 15 to 21 days as I went to Africa to play and because of the Ebola virus," Kamara told BBC Sport

  19. Tennis

    London faces World Tour Final tussle

    London faces competition from "four other regions" for the right to stage the ATP World Tour Finals from 2016.

    ATP chief Chris Kermode told BBC Radio 5 live Sport that discussions about the future venue of the season-ending tournament are currently taking place.

    "We've got interest from four other regions and we'll make a decision by March or April," said Kermode.

  20. Football

    Davis signs on the dotted line

    Steven Davis

    Northern Ireland skipper Steven Davis has pledged his long-term future to Southampton, signing a contract extension that extends his terms until 2018.

    "I'm excited to see where we can go together over the next few years," Davis said. "The club is run the right way and they try to do everything to their best ability."

  21. Singapore slammers


    Caroline Wozniacki (left) and Serena Williams
    Image caption: Caroline Wozniacki (left) and Serena Williams - opponents on court, friends off it

    Caroline Wozniacki: Dinner with @serenawilliams in Singapore

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    Robbie Blake celebrates his winner
  23. Tennis (kind of)

    Spears in for Sears

    Britney Spears

    Andy Murray's making a biopic and Britney Spears, whose acting credits include Crossroads, wants a part as Andy's girlfriend Kim Sears.

    That is the set-up for Channel 4's Stand Up to Cancer skit and judging by the trailer, they execute it pretty well.

    You can watch the full thing tonight on Channel 4 tonight.

  24. Swindon and Orient fined


    Swindon and Leyton Orient have been fined £5,500 and £4,000 by the Football Association respectively for a fracas which occurred in their League One game on 4 October.

    A mass brawl erupted during injury time of Town's 2-1 win at Brisbane Road, after a challenge from O's defender Shane Lowry on Nathan Byrne.

  25. Manchester United news conference

    There is a Louis van Gaal pre-match news conference coming up. The Dutchman will be hoping his side can pick up a third successive league win at West Brom on Monday.

  26. Football

    Suarez 'not fat' - Enrique

    Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has dismissed the claim that record signing Luis Suarez has put on the pounds during his four-month ban from competitive action action.

    The Uruguayan is available for the first time since his £75m move from Liverpool when Barcelona take on Real Madrid on Saturday 25 October.

    "He's a player like any other and what's clear is that he's not fat," said Enrique.

    "He never has been, despite everything that's been said. He's been in shape for several months so everything is fine."

    Insert bitey/hungry gag here.

  27. Football

    Chambers tied into Town

    Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambershas signed a new deal until 2017, with the option of a further 12 months.

    The 29-year-old has played in his preferred centre-half position this term, instead of at right-back.

    "I don't want to go anywhere. This is my most enjoyable spell as a professional," Chambers told BBC Radio Suffolk. "My family has settled here, I love the boys, the gaffer has been brilliant and the fans have been fantastic."

  28. Football

    Jurgen Klinsmann

    United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann says that his public disagreement with Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber is all part of a "pretty cool" growing public debate over the sport in the country.

    Klinsmann had previously said that he was disappointed that American stars Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey had moved back to MLS sides from Roma and Tottenham respectively - comments Garber found "incredibly damaging and personally infuriating".

    "I never meant to put anyone down in the MLS by saying we need the highest level possible for our players no matter where they play," explained Klinsmann.

    "It was just an attempt to explain that players need to always strive to the highest possible level.

    "In Europe, South America and Mexico it is part of people's everyday lives - to have debates about different opinions. It's just starting now in the United States and I think it's pretty cool."

  29. Football

    Mourinho 'appreciates' Keane & Lambert comments

    Jose Mourinho and Roy Keane

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was asked earlier today about his attempt to shake the hands of Aston villa manager Paul Lambert and his assistant Roy Keane before the final whistle of Chelsea's 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge in September.

    Since then Keane has said Mourinho's behaviour was "disgraceful" while Lambert has accused the Portuguese of "disrespect".

    "I think they are both two great examples of polite and well-educated people, and because I am a humble guy who tries to learn every day and with every experience, I appreciate the comments," Mourinho said.

    Whether the Portuguese's tongue was located firmly in his cheek is impossible to say.

  30. Horse Racing

    Turner on jockey deaths

    Leading British female rider Hayley Turner has been talking about the risks in racing after two jockeys died this week following falls in Australia and another was killed in the United States

    "It's very sad. It's awful news but you can't think like that when you're a jockey. You have to put a barrier up against things like that," Turner told BBC Sport ahead of Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday.

    "I've never ridden in Australia but the safety over here couldn't be any better the way they deal with everything. You are going to get accidents which are unavoidable.

    "It happens in all sports, you only have to look at motor racing. If there wasn't a risk then everyone would do it."

  31. Football

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on Liverpool's position in the league table: "I am quite relaxed. We will look where we are after ten games. If Phil Jagieka does not score a wordlie in the last minute when we play Everton then we are two points better off and in the top four.

    "We lost a world class player in the summer and brought in some others and that takes a little time to bed down. But the players here are absolutely magnificent in their desire to be better. I would prefer for progress to be steady because we would get there."

  32. Football

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on his training methods: "I have seen a lot written about this second-day recovery. Liverpool players do not spend the second day after a match with their feet up on the couch.

    "Our game demands a lot on players, but the second day is a technical session and that is very important for your younger players. That has always worked for me throughout my career."

  33. Football

    Brendan Rodgers speaking about the claim that Raheem Sterling asked to be excused from England's match from Estonia: "It's been grossly unfair how Raheem has been criticised for something he did not say."

    Rodgers added that he and England manger Roy Hodgson have exchanged messages about the situation, but not spoken directly,

  34. Football

    Brendan Rodgers

    BBC Sport's Ben Smith on Twitter: #LFC boss Brendan Rodgers about to begin press conference at Melwood. Likely to be dominated by 1 issue #Sterling

  35. MK unhappy with FA over Alli use


    MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has said he will talk to the Football Association about their use of teenager Dele Alli.

    The 18-year-old featured for the England Under-19s on Wednesday, three days before MK face Leyton Orient in League One.

    "I'm not happy about that. That will be something I'll be bringing up," Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio.

    "Dele is unique as he plays every week. I may have to rest him Saturday, which is hard for fans to accept."

  36. Hull team news


    Mohamed Diame will be assessed by Hull ahead of their trip to Arsenal following a long journey back from international duty.

    The Senegal midfielder played in Tunisia on Wednesday night and will meet up with his team-mates in London before a decision is made on his availability.

    Sone Aluko also had a quick turnaround from Nigeria, but manager Steve Bruce has no new injuries to add to Robert Snodgrass (knee) and Allan McGregor (shoulder).

    Provisional squad: Harper, Jakupovic, Davies, Dawson, Rosenior, Robertson, Chester, McShane, Elmohamady, Meyler, Diame, Huddlestone, Livermore, Brady, Ramirez, Jelavic, Aluko, Quinn, Hernandez, Ben Arfa.

  37. Cricket

    Sri Lanka step in to replace West Indies

    Well, that didn't take long....

    The announcement that the West Indies were pulling out of their tour of India in a dispute over pay was only made a little over an hour ago and already the Board of Control for Cricket in India have got on the blower and roped Sri Lanka in to replace them.

    Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed a five-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka, to be played from 1 November 2014," read a statement from the BCCI.

    "The BCCI wishes to thank Sri Lanka Cricket for its swift response and for extending its support to ensure that the international cricket season is not curtailed."

  38. Sunderland team news


    Sunderland defender Billy Jones is out of Saturday's Premier League trip to Southampton though injury.

    The full-back picked up a muscle injury in a behind-closed-doors friendly last week and joins fellow defender Sebastian Coates (thigh), and midfielders Emanuele Giaccherini (ankle) and Ricky Alvarez (knee) on the sidelines.

    Former Napoli defender Anthony Reveillere has been training with the Black Cats as head coach Gus Poyet looks for cover, although Santiago Vergini, who won his second cap for Argentina in midweek, is in line to deputise for Jones at right-back.

    Provisional squad: Mannone, Pantilimon, Van Aanholt, Brown, O'Shea, Vergini, Roberge, Cattermole, Bridcutt, Rodwell, Gomez, Larsson, Johnson, Buckley, Mavrias, Wickham, Altidore, Fletcher, Graham.

  39. Unsung Hero nominations closing

    Sports Personality of the Year

    BBC Unsung Hero award

    Know of any unsung heroes in sport? If so, go to the Get Inspired website to nominate who you think should win this year's BBC Sports Personality Get Inspired Unsung Hero award.

    Nominate a volunteer or coach involved in grassroots sport to give them the recognition they truly deserve for work in the local community.

    You have until Monday.

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    Your favourite David v Goliath clashes though the ages have been coming in on #bbcsportsday and 81111 on text as we look forward to Barcelona v Eibar on Saturday.

    Andy K on Twitter: Sutton 2 v 1 Coventry 1989. Such a upset I think we'll never see the likes of again

    Stephen Collins: Best David (Healy) v Goliath must be NI's 3-2 v Spain in '06 with Alonso,Xavi,Villa etc who then romped to Euro'08&12/WC2010.

    Sutton celebrate beating Coventry
  41. Southampton team news


    Southampton boss Ronald Koeman will give Sadio Mane every chance to prove he is fresh enough to start Saturday's Premier League clash with Sunderland at St Mary's.

    The former Red Bull Salzburg forward was expected back in training on Friday after starting Senegal's 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying defeat to Tunisia on Wednesday.

    Southampton have no new injury concerns ahead of the weekend's return to league action on the south coast.

    Provisional squad: Forster, Davis, Cropper, Clyne, Fonte, Gardos, Alderweireld, Bertrand, Targett, Schneiderlin, Davis, Wanyama, Reed, Cork, Tadic, Yoshida, Mane, Long, Mayuka, Pelle, Gallagher.

  42. West Ham team news


    Sam Allardyce is hoping to have midfielder Mark Noble fit and available for West Ham's Premier League clash with Burnley.

    The 27-year-old has been missing with a calf injury but returned to training during the international break and could feature at Turf Moor.

    Hammers boss Allardyce will also be keen for Enner Valencia to be involved despite travelling to play for Ecuador but no other injured players are likely to make a return. That means Guy Demel (thigh), Andy Carroll (ankle), Joey O'Brien (knee), Cheikhou Kouyate and James Collins (both groin) all remain sidelined for the Hammers.

    Provisional squad: Adrian, Jaaskelainen, Cresswell, Reid, Burke, Tomkins, Potts, Jenkinson, Noble, Song, Poyet, Nolan, Amalfitano, Downing, Vaz Te, Cole, Zarate, Sakho, Valencia.

  43. Martinez on Lukaku


    Romelu Lukaku

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez says he cannot afford to give out-of-form striker Romelu Lukaku a much-needed rest.

    The Belgium international has scored just twice since he moved to Goodison Park from Chelsea on a permanent £28m deal in the summer.

    At this stage 12 months ago he had twice as many goals while playing on loan for the Toffees, but Martinez believes last season's exertions followed immediately by the World Cup have taken their toll on the 21-year-old.

    "Any player coming out of a World Cup always takes a transitional period to get their fitness back to normal," he said.

    "I think Rom has done incredibly to make himself available for the games we've had."

  44. Golf

    Reed making the running

    In the headline match at the World Match Play Championship at the London Golf Club, American Patrick Reed has reached the turn two up on Wales' Jamie Donaldson.

    These are the latest scores. You can follow the action on the European Tour website.

    Jamie Donaldson (Wal) 2 down to Patrick Reed (USA) after nine

    Jonas Blixt (Swe) 2 up on Paul Casey (Eng) after eight

    Victor Dubuisson (Fra) 1 up on Stephen Gallacher (Sco) after eight

    Shane Lowry (Ire) 1 down to Pablo Larrazabal (Spa) after six

    Graeme McDowell (NI) A/S Joost Luiten (Ned) after five

    Mikko Ilonen (Fin) A/S with Alexander Levy (Fra) after four

    Henrik Stenson (Swe) 1 up on Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) after three

    Francesco Molinari (Ita) 1 up on George Coetzee (Rsa) after two

  45. Video catches out Damiao


    Leandro Damiao

    Ways not to win a penalty - part one:

    Former Brazil international Leandro Damiao has been charged with "unsportsmanlike behavior" after he pulled his own shirt in a bid to fool the referee into awarding a penalty.

    The Santos striker tugged his own shirt at a corner kick during last Sunday's 3-0 defeat by Criciuma in an attempt to make it look like he was being held back. The referee missed the incident but video evidence was used to bring charges.

  46. Burnley team news


    Burnley's injury problems have eased ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with West Ham at Turf Moor.

    Striker Danny Ings (hamstring), midfielders Nathaniel Chalobah (throat) and Dave Jones (thigh) and defenders Kieran Trippier (ankle) and Michael Keane (hamstring) should all be fit enough to be included in the squad.

    But Matthew Taylor needs an Achilles operation and the game is also likely to come too soon for fellow midfielders Dean Marney (hamstring) and Steven Reid (groin).

    Provisional squad: Heaton, Trippier, Lafferty, Ward, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Wallace, Kightly, Cisak, Sordell, Jutkiewicz, Boyd, Gilks, Keane, Long, Barnes, Arfield, Ings, Chalobah, Jones.

  47. Pellegrini on fixtures


    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini: "Until the next international break we have 7 games in 3 competitions. The best way is to treat the next game as a final."

  48. Pellegrini on opponents


    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is asked about last season's 6-0 win over Spurs: "We are not expecting to score 6 goals every time we play Tottenham. Last year Spurs away was one of the best games we played. We hope tomorrow to play a very good game but it will be very different [to last season]."

  49. Manchester City team news


    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says defender Eliaquim Mangala has a small muscle problem and will miss Saturday's home match against Spurs, but thinks he will be fit for Tuesday.

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    Peter Anketell: [see 12:23] WHAT??!! Ralph Macchio is 52?? That must make Mr Miyagi about 400. Also, it means I'm nearly 30...

    Sadly Pat Morita, who played Mr.Miyagi, is no longer with us. He would have turned 82 in June.

  51. New deal for Chambers


    Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers has signed a new deal until 2017, with the option of a further 12 months.

    The 29-year-old has played in his preferred centre-half position this term, instead of at right-back.

    "I don't want to go anywhere. This is my most enjoyable spell as a professional," Chambers told BBC Radio Suffolk. "My family has settled here, I love the boys, the gaffer has been brilliant and the fans have been fantastic."

  52. Mourinho on no award


    Mourinho asked whether losing out on the manager of the month award bothered him: "No. Ronald Koeman deserves the award. He's a great guy and a good friend.

    "The second reason I'm happy is that the manager of the month always loses the next match. Swansea boss Garry Monk lost against us."

  53. Chelsea team news


    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Spain striker Diego Costa is a doubt for the game against Crystal Palace, as are midfielders Ramires, Jon Mikel Obi and Andre Schurrle and striker Didier Drogba.

  54. Mourinho on Clough


    Mourinho: "I feel flattered with this comment [by Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock] that I've been compared to Brian Clough, but there is no comparison - he is a legend in English football.

    "What happened with Nottingham Forest will stay forever - a big loss because he went so early. The legacy of Mr Clough - it has no comparison."

  55. Mourinho news conference


    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger apologising for the push: "I have no reaction. You had my reaction after the match when I told you nothing happened. You had a reaction from the FA that nothing happened."

  56. Windies cancel tour of India


    Here is confirmation on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) website:

    "BCCI shocked and surprised at WICB's decision to cancel the ongoing tour of India

    "The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has informed the BCCI of its decision to cancel the rest of its ongoing tour to India because of a dispute with its players, and has advised the BCCI that its players will return home immediately.

    "The BCCI is shocked and extremely disappointed at the decision taken by the WICB. The WICB's inability to resolve internal issues with its players and allowing the same to affect an ongoing bilateral series does not reflect well on any of those involved. The withdrawal gives little thought to the future of the game, the players and the long standing relations between the BCCI and the WICB."

  57. Windies pull out of tour - report


    ESPN Cricinfo are reporting the West Indies have pulled out of their tour of India because of the ongoing payment structure dispute with the cricket board and the players' association.

    There was a further fifth ODI scheduled, a Twenty20 international as well as three Tests.

  58. Team GB include karate

    Ralph Macchio
    Image caption: Ralph Macchio - now 52 - played The Karate Kid in a trilogy of films during the 1980s

    The British Olympic Association (BOA) announces the 14 sports/20 disciplines chasing qualification to represent Team GB in next year's inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

    In total, 13 Olympic sports could potentially feature British athletes with Aerobic and Acrobatic Gymnastics as well as Karate - the only non-Olympic disciplines/sport named as part of Team GB.

    Team GB in Baku (*indicates Road to Rio qualification):

    Aquatics (Diving, *Swimming, Synchronised, Water Polo); *Archery; Boxing; Canoe Sprint; Fencing; Gymnastics (Acrobatic, Aerobic, Artistic, Trampoline); Judo; Karate; *Shooting; *Table Tennis; *Taekwondo; *Triathlon; *Beach Volleyball, Wrestling.

  59. Warburton hails Rosler's Bees role


    Brentford boss Mark Warburton has hailed the impact Uwe Rosler had on the club, ahead of their first meeting since the German left west London.

    Rosler was in charge of the Bees from summer 2011 until December last year, when he joined Wigan - whom the Bees face in the Championship on Saturday.

    Warburton told BBC London: "Uwe worked tirelessly here in a very good period for the club and made a huge impact.

    "It would be foolish for me to say it is just another game. He knows a lot of our players and we know a lot about how he thinks."

  60. City send a 'statement'


    Man City Women
    Image caption: Manchester City Women's Continental Cup win was their first major trophy

    Manchester City Women's Isobel Christiansen scored the winner as her team picked up their first ever major trophy, beating Arsenal 1-0 to win the Continental Cup on Thursday.

    The victory ended a 26-year wait for major silverware and Christiansen said it sent out a warning to their WSL rivals.

    "It's a huge statement on where we want to go and how we want to build for the future," she told BBC Radio Manchester.

  61. Snooker's £270K cash pot


    Ronnie O'Sullivan

    A first prize of £100,000 is up for grabs when snooker's Champion of Champions gets under way at the Ricoh Arena on 3 November.

    It features all winners of World Snooker events over the preceding 12 months, with the field topped up from the current world rankings.

    The four seeded players are: Ronnie O'Sullivan (1), Mark Selby (2), Neil Robertson (3) and Ding Junhui (4).

  62. Get Involved

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    With Barcelona v Eiber this weekend, we've decided to ask you about your memorable sporting 'David v Goliath' occasions on #bbcsportsday and 81111 on text.

    Aaron Padgham on Twitter: Scarborough vs Chelsea FA Cup 5th round '04. Huge day for town. Narrow 1-0 loss but paid off half our club debt in one game!

    Lewis Powell: England v Ireland, Cricket World Cup 2011. Kevin O'Brien fastest ever century. Highest ever run chase. Biggest shock in world cricket!!!

    Kevin O'Brien
  63. Hunt interesting Forest


    Nottingham Forest want to sign on-loan defender Jack Hunt but say they cannot meet Crystal Palace's asking price.

    Hunt, 23, has played 13 Forest games since signing in August and manager Stuart Pearce is eager to extend the full-back's stay beyond January.

    Pearce told BBC Radio Nottingham: "We spoke with Crystal Palace about possibly organising the transfer. But the fee we were quoted in the first place has gone up substantially to a level we probably can't afford."

  64. Adios Vicente


    Vicente del Bosque

    Spain's World Cup winning coach Vicente Del Bosque says he will step down after Euro 2016.

    "In life you can never be sure of anything but yes, that's my intention: to continue until 2016 in France and then to leave," the 63-year-old former Real Madrid boss told Spanish publication AS.

    "The [Spanish] federation needs to prepare a gentle transition [to his successor] but I will stay close to football and the federation."

  65. Golf

    Reed & Donaldson renew hostilites

    Patrick Reed

    The first match of the day is up and running at the World Match Play Championship in Kent and it is a corker.

    Wales' Jamie Donaldson and United States' Patrick Reed, both impressive on their Ryder Cup debuts last month, are all square after one.

    Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher go head to head from 11:39 BST.

  66. Guscott's column

    Rugby Union

    Jeremy Guscott

    BBC Sport

    George North

    Read more from my column looking ahead to the European Rugby Champions Cup on the BBC Rugby Union section.

  67. Football

    Tottenham with reasons to be fearful

    Liverpool celebrate against Tottenham

    Against last season's top four, Tottenham have lost 16 of their last 24 meetings conceding 65 goals - almost three a game.


    The Daily Telegraph's Jonathan Liew has picked out some reasons. One of them is Younes Kaboul's bootlaces and all of them are thought-provoking.

    See what you think.

  68. Get involved

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    Paul Wragg: P.Neville top 100 but no juninho according to daily telegraph That's about as right as the side of the road we drive on

  69. One more season Kimi?

    Formula 1

    Kimi Raikkonen

    Kimi Raikkonen suggests he might carry on at Ferrari for one more season beyond his current contract before retiring from Formula 1 for good.

    "I have a contract for next year, and probably for one more year.," said the 34-year-old Finn.

    "But I'm not a young guy any more. I want to do something more with my life than just Formula 1."

    Speaking to CNN, Raikkonen added: "I will finish my career in Ferrari.

    "I never lost the passion. I will stop the day when I feel I don't enjoy it any more."

  70. Glory for Graziano


    He's only been here since the summer...

    Southampton forward Graziano Pelle: What an honour to be named Player of the Month. Grateful to @SouthamptonFC for the opportunity to play here.

    Southampton striker Graziano Pelle
  71. Football

    Evans 'adjusting to normal life'

    Former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans, released from prison this morning after serving half of a five-year sentence for rape, is "now adjusting to normal life" according to a statement on his website.

    Evans, 25, will make a "very personal and profound" video statement in the coming days, his site adds.

  72. Grealish responds


    Jack Grealish

    Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish: Some stuff in the papers today about me that I didn't even no [know] myself

    Could he be referring to the articles stating he has agreed to play for the Republic of Ireland?

  73. QPR team news


    Joey Barton

    QPR midfield duo Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch will miss the visit of Liverpool on Sunday as they both remain sidelined with hamstring injuries.

    Despite having extra time to recover over the international break, the pair will not be fit to line up at Loftus Road as the Hoops look to move off the foot of the Premier League table.

    Manager Harry Redknapp is hopeful Niko Kranjcar can be involved despite suffering a broken toe in training but Alejandro Faurlin (knee) is a long-term injury absentee.

    Provisional squad: Green, McCarthy, Hill, Dunne, Ferdinand, Onuoha, Caulker, Yun, Traore, Isla, Henry, Sandro, Fer, Hoilett, Phillips, Kranjcar, Wright-Phillips, Austin, Zamora, Vargas.

  74. Football

    Premier League top 100

    Here is one to spark debate. The great and good of the Daily Telegraph's football writers have put their heads together to draw up the 100 greatest Premier League players.

    Roy Keane at 3?

    Andy Cole at 23?

    Lucas Radebe at 78?

    And as for the number one....

    See what you make of it over here.

  75. Bolton's Kellett loaned to Plymouth


    Bolton Wanderers defender Andy Kellett has joined League Two club Plymouth Argyle on a month's loan.

    The 20-year-old left-back made three appearances as a substitute in the Championship last season.

  76. Get Involved

    With Eibar v Barcelona this weekend, we've decided to ask you about your memorable sporting 'David v Goliath' occasions on #bbcsportsday and 81111 on text.

    Doron de Jong, Reading via text: My favourite ever David and Goliath moment has to be Liverpool v Havant and Waterlooville in the FA Cup. The fact that Havant scored two goals at Anfield makes it one of the most incredible things I have witnessed watching football!

    Steve: FA Cup 2011, Stevenage 3 Newcastle 1. Stevenage gaining sweet revenge for Kenny Dalglish & Alan Shearer's total lack of humility when the sides first met in 1998.

    Stevenage celebrate beating Newcastle in 2011
  77. Leicester team news


    Nigel Pearson

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has virtually a full squad to choose from ahead of his side's Premier League trip to Newcastle.

    After the international break, Pearson has no fresh injury worries, although he is still waiting for Riyad Mahrez and Jeffrey Schlupp to check in following their African Cup of Nations experiences with Algeria and Ghana respectively.

    Pearson has just two players on the sidelines in defender Matt Upson (foot) and Zoumana Bakayogo (anterior cruciate).

    Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, De Laet, Konchesky, Wasilewski, Schlupp, Moore, Morgan, King, Hammond, Albrighton, Knockaert, Mahrez, Vardy, Taylor-Fletcher, Ulloa, Nugent, Wood, Drinkwater, Cambiasso, Simpson, Lawrence, Powell.

  78. Ipswich captain in contract talks


    Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers is in talks to extend his deal at Portman Road beyond the end of the season.

    The 29-year-old defender has started all 12 of Ipswich's games this season.

    "We're talking. Hopefully something can be agreed. I don't want to go anywhere. This is my most enjoyable spell as a professional," the former Nottingham Forest defender told BBC Radio Suffolk.

    "My family has settled down here, I love the boys, the gaffer has been brilliant and the fans have been fantastic."

  79. Aston Villa team news


    Fabian Delph

    Aston Villa are set to be without England midfielder Fabian Delph for their trip to face Everton due to a shoulder injury.

    It is feared the Yorkshireman may be sidelined for a while after falling awkwardly in training on Tuesday, though manager Paul Lambert stopped short of confirming whether Delph had dislocated the shoulder.

    Defender Philippe Senderos (thigh) is also set to miss out, though captain Ron Vlaar is fit after troublesome calf problems.

    Provisional squad: Guzan, Given, Hutton, Lowton, Vlaar, Baker, Okore, Clark, Cissokho, Bacuna, Westwood, Cole, Richardson, Grealish, Sanchez, N'Zogbia, Cleverley, Weimann, Bent, Benteke, Agbonlahor.

  80. Newcastle team news


    Alan Pardew

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has been handed a series of boosts as he prepares for Saturday's Premier League clash with Leicester.

    Goalkeeper Tim Krul has shaken off the elbow injury which forced his premature return from international duty with Holland, while compatriot Daryl Janmaat (hamstring) and fellow defender Paul Dummett (muscle strain) are also fit.

    Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote and Senegal striker Papiss Cisse are expected to be available despite only returning from their respective international camps on Thursday, while utility man Ryan Taylor (cruciate ligament) and midfielders Siem de Jong (thigh) and Rolando Aarons (hamstring) remain on the comeback trail.

    Provisional squad: Krul, Elliot, Janmaat, Dummett, Haidara, Coloccini, Williamson, S. Taylor, Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Colback, Cabella, Gouffran, Obertan, Ameobi, Riviere, Cisse, Perez, Armstrong.

  81. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday or 81111 on text

    With Eibar v Barcelona this weekend, we've decided to ask you about your memorable sporting 'David v Goliath' occasions on #bbcsportsday

    Leon Mark Walters: Wales beating Italy 2-1 at the Millennium Stadium in 2002, Bellamy and Simon Davies scoring, best atmosphere I've been part of!

    Jonny Pearson: The Crazy Gang winning the FA Cup against Champions Liverpool

  82. On this day - 17 October

    We're sure a lot of sporting events have happened on this day, but here are just two:

    1871: Twelve teams agreed to inaugurate the FA Cup competition, suggested by Football Association secretary Charles Allcock.

    1968: American Bob Beamon shattered the world long jump record to set a new mark of 8.90m. His record would stand for nearly 23 years.

  83. Football

    Harry happy in his work

    Harry Redknapp

    QPR manager Harry Redknapp insists he remains on good terms with chairman Tony Fernandes after reports that Tim Sherwood and Tony Pulis were being lined up as possible replacements for the Premier League's bottom side.

    "I was up at four this morning. I love this job and football management. I've got a great desire for the job still," said Redknapp.

    "I talk to Tony Fernandes every day. I'm having dinner with him tonight. I'm doing my best and he knows that."

  84. Please send all gifts to...


    Kenneth Omeruo

    Happy birthday to Nigeria international and Middlesbrough's on-loan Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo.

    Here is his message to his followers (this is how you do it Yaya Toure):

    "Happy Birthday to me.. Pls send your gifts to Middlesbrough football club.. Picking it up won't be a problem. I love you all.."

  85. Quiz answers

    That should have given you enough time to ask friends/yourself/search engine our earlier sport teasers.

    Here are the answers:

    1 Steph Houghton; 2 Toulon; 3 Stade Gilbert Brutus; 4 Cricket; 5 Stefan Edberg.

  86. Athletics

    Gatlin sidelined for top gong

    Justin Gatlin

    Controversial American sprinter Justin Gaitlin, who has served two bans for doping, has not made the three-athlete shortlist for the IAAF World Athlete of the Year award.

    The 32-year-old ran the fastest ever one-day sprint double earlier this year, clocking 9.77 seconds for the 100m an hour before running the 200m in 19.71 - but his doping past meant his inclusion on a 10-man long list was heavily criticised.

    German Olympic discus champion Robert Harting asked to be removed from the list of contenders in protest at Gatlin's inclusion.

    Qatari high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshmi, Kenyan marathon world record holder Dennis Kipruto Kimetto and French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie will contest the men's award.

    New Zealand shot-putter Valerie Adams, Ethiopian long and middle distance runner Genzebe Dibaba and Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers are in the running for the women's award.

  87. Quiz time

    Stop pretending to do work - it's time for some quiz questions on this Friday in October 2014:

    1. Who is captain of the England Women's football team?

    2. Flanker Steffon Armitage plays for which French Top 14 club?

    3. What is the name of Catalan Dragons' home ground?

    4. Sonia Odedra and Tammy Beaumont represent England in which sport?

    5. Which six-time grand slam winner is Roger Federer's coach?

    Answers in about five mins...

  88. Get involved

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    William Plimley: David v Goliath Wigan Ath beating the mighty Man City in 2013 FA Cup Final! What a day!

    Mike Green: Italy 1-1 New Zealand at World Cup 2010

    New Zealand score
  89. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday or 81111 on text

    In honour of Barcelona (average home gate: 71,977) meeting Eibar (average home gate 2,901) on Saturday we have been asking for your favourite David v Goliath meetings through the years.

    Let us know via #bbcsportsday and 81111 on text and we will have a rummage though the photo archives for some retro gold.

  90. Everton team news


    Everton manager Roberto Martinez has to assess whether Ross Barkley is fit enough to make his first appearance of the season against Aston Villa.

    The England midfielder has been sidelined by a knee ligament injury sustained on the eve of the season but returned to full training this week.

    Martinez is also hopeful over defender Seamus Coleman (thigh) and midfielders Steven Pienaar (hip) and James McCarthy (thigh) but Kevin Mirallas (hamstring) is still out while defender John Stones is recovering from knee surgery.

    Provisional squad: Howard, Hibbert, Coleman, Jagielka, Baines, Barry, McCarthy, Besic, Gibson, Naismith, McGeady, Lukaku, Robles, Oviedo, Browning, Alcaraz, Atsu, Pienaar, Osman, Eto'o.

  91. Football

    'Burnout is a myth' - Owen

    Michael Owen playing against Argentina at France 1998

    Former Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has said that the concept of 'burnout' is a myth.

    Owen, 34, was dogged by hamstring problems, among other injuries, during his career after making a sensational impact on the international scene as an 18-year-old at France 1998.

    "Can you name one player who has ever been burned out? I don't know of anyone," he said.

    "I never felt like telling the manager I was tired because I never felt particularly that I needed a rest.

    "People will point the finger at me but I would just say I had muscle injuries because it was hereditary."

  92. Platini pop at Blatter


    Uefa president Michel Platini has already made his views clear on Fifa counterpart Sepp Blatter - and now the Frenchman says the Swiss has stopped serving the cause of football.

    "Sepp is not the president of Fifa anymore. He is Fifa," he told L'Equipe.

  93. Baggy Greens reward Lehmann


    Australia head coach Darren Lehmann extends his contract by a year until June 2017.

    Cricket Australia executive general manager of team performance Pat Howard said in a statement: "We have been extremely pleased with the results Darren has achieved with the team since he came on board."