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  1. Good evening

    Well, that's all from the Sportsday team for today, many thanks for joining us.

    Marc Higginson and the team will be along from around 18:45 BST onwards with live text commentary of West Brom v Manchester United in the Premier League.

    Thanks once again for all your contributions.

  2. Get involved


    One final selection of #myworstawayday stories before we bid you farewell for the day:

    Henry Ruane: Carlisle away. Missing a penalty, losing 4-1 and getting relegated didn't make for a happy trip home to Exeter..

    Scott Simpkin: York v Aldershot, the only game on in league 2 that day due to snow, 0-0, I don't think there was a single shot on target...

    Many thanks for all your contributions throughout the day.

    Particularly enjoyed stories of people turning up to the wrong ground after reading the fixture list incorrectly.

  3. On this day

    Time for a trip down memory lane to see what happened in the world of sport on this day.

    Cast your mind back seven years ago.....

    Location: Paris. The occasion: Rugby World Cup Final 2007.

    England team Rugby World Cup Final 2007

    A brave England side led by captain Phil Vickery and fly half Jonny Wilkinson were denied the chance to retain the Webb Ellis Trophy after losing to South Africa 15-6.

    It could've all been so different if Mark Cueto's foot hadn't brushed the touchline when he went over for a try in the corner in the first half....oh well.

  4. Hawthorns team news

    West Brom v Man Utd (20:00 BST)

    As mentioned earlier, West Brom take on a resurgent Manchester United at The Hawthorns later.

    Chris Brunt

    West Brom skipper Chris Brunt could be fit despite injuring his groin on international duty. Forward Victor Anichebe is a doubt with a hernia problem.

    United captain Wayne Rooney is suspended after his red card against West Ham.

    Ander Herrera, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young, Phil Jones and Michael Carrick are training again and could feature, if they can prove their match fitness.

  5. Manchester City team news

    CSKA Moscow v Manchester City, 17:00 BST Tuesday

    Defender Eliaquim Mangala is hoping to prove his fitness for the Group E Champions League clash at CSKA Moscow after a thigh injury.

    Frank Lampard was ruled out of the trip to the Russian capital after being carried off on a stretcher with a thigh problem against Tottenham on Sunday.

    Playmaker Samir Nasri, who is sidelined after a groin operation, is City's only other absentee.

    Provisional squad: Hart, Caballero, Zabaleta, Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Mangala, Boyata, Kolarov, Clichy, Milner, Silva, Navas, Fernando, Fernandinho, Toure, Dzeko, Aguero, Jovetic.

  6. Get involved


    Josh Brook's suggested an away day to forget for Liverpool fans on the BBC Sport Facebook page:

    "It's not our worst in history however it will be classed as one of the worst.

    Luis Suarez of Liverpool

    "Crystal Palace 3-3 Liverpool at Selhurst Park last season.

    "We were 3-0 up with 11 minutes to go and victory would have pretty much won us the title but in typical Liverpool fashion our defence was all over the place and palace found three goals in 9 minutes and the rest is history."

  7. Navratilova slams ITF silence on Williams slur


    Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams

    Martina Navratilova has criticised the "silence" of the International Tennis Federation after one of its members made unflattering comments about the Williams sisters.

    Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev described world number one Serena Williams and her older sister Venus as "brothers".

    The Women's Tennis Association banned him for a year and fined him £15,500 but Navratilova says the ITF should have taken action.

    "The silence from the ITF has been pretty deafening," Navratilova said.

  8. Olympic Stadium refurb could require extra £50m

    The cost of refurbishing London's Olympic Stadium ahead of West Ham United's move could rise by up to £50m due to extending the roof, according to reports.

    West Ham would not have to pay any increase in construction costs, but stadium sources say there will be no delay in completion.

    London Olympic Stadium

    The London Legacy Development Company is in talks with constructor Balfour Beatty about the increased cost.

    Conversions to the £429m stadium were due to cost £154m.

    It is due to host 2015 Rugby World Cup matches in September and October next year, with West Ham to move in to the venue in 2016.

  9. Kobayashi 'seriously troubled' by Caterham safety

    Formula 1

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport chief F1 writer

    Kamui Kobayashi

    Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being "seriously troubled" about the safety of his Caterham Formula 1 car during the Russian Grand Prix weekend.

    The race took place just seven days after Jules Bianchi suffered severe head injuries in a crash in Japan.

    Kobayashi was so uneasy about a repair made to his car's suspension ahead of final practice on the morning of Saturday 11 October in Sochi that he questioned whether to continue.

    "Scary!" the Japanese wrote on his Facebook page. "Last night a suspension defect was found. It was repaired by wrapping it in carbon. I'm seriously troubled."

    Caterham insisted the component was safe and Kobayashi had no reason to be concerned.

  10. Podolski laughs off rumours


    Lukas Podolski

    Arsenal winger Lukas Podolski's clearly been reading the Gossip Column today - our daily round-up of all the latest football news and transfer rumours.

    Responding to reports of him being linked with a £10m January move across north London to Tottenham, the World Cup winner tweeted: Hell will freeze over before this transfer would happen. #Poldi #aha #AlwaysAGunner #NeverCheatYourClub #AFC #Redarmy

  11. Scott takes sailing honour


    Giles Scott

    Giles Scott claimed top honours at the British Sailing Team's annual awards, winning the Athlete of the Year prize after his unbeaten run in the Finn class this season.

    The 27-year-old collected the award following his dominance since returning to the heavyweight dinghy just over a year ago after an America's Cup sabbatical.

    During an entirely golden season, Scott claimed his second World Championship title last month in Santander.

  12. Riley will contact Monk 'this week'


    Garry Monk

    Referees chief Mike Riley will contact Swansea manager Garry Monk this week after receiving a letter and DVD from the Welsh club detailing their concerns about recent refereeing performances.

    Monk criticised Riley after the defeat at Stoke on Sunday, claiming the head of Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL) has been "very poor" in not responding to the list of grievances he had sent him.

    A PGMOL spokesman said the package from Swansea had not landed on Riley's desk until after the weekend.

  13. Halep downs Bouchard at WTA Finals


    World number four Simona Halep has made a winning start to her WTA Finals campaign in Singapore.

    The Romanian beat Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-2 6-3.

    Halep joins Serena Williams at the top of the Red Group standings after Day One, while Bouchard will likely have to win both her remaining group matches to advance to the semi-finals.

  14. Tweddle inducted into Hall of Fame


    Beth Tweddle

    Beth Tweddle has been announced as the first ever inductee to the British Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

    The 29-year-old won three World and six European Championship titles, as well as Olympic bronze at London 2012, in a glittering career.

  15. Get involved


    A few more #myworstawayday tales here:

    Adam Carey: 2005 Fulham away, Fulham 6-0 Norwich, relegated. Enough said.

    Ben Hopper: Brighton lost 7-1 away at Huddersfield on a Tuesday night. Long old trip that!

    James: Gillingham v West Ham. Night game, very cold, snowed for 90 mins solid.....the away end had no roof.

    The Town End or Brian Moore Stand at Priestfield I believe, one to take a pack-a-mack to I'd suggest....

  16. Dortmund suffering 'tough times'


    Jurgen Klopp

    Borussia Dortmund's chief executive admits the club are enjoying the "toughest" of times after suffering their third straight Bundesliga defeat against Cologne at the weekend.

    "This is our most difficult situation for the last few years," said Michael Zorc. "Something is missing, there is a lack of consistency in attack and defence and we're giving goals away again."

    Coach Jurgen Klopp admitted he he felt helpless after the 2-1 defeat.

    Dortmund face Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday. They are currently top of group D, which also includes Arsenal, with two wins from two matches.

  17. Room with a view


    With tomorrow night's match in Moscow due to be played in an empty stadium, 16 Manchester City fans are planning to "rent out" a flat in an apartment block overlooking CSKA's ground, the Daily Mail reports.

    Thomas Muller

    A group of Bayern Munich fans did similar, renting out the same room, when their group game last month was also played behind closed doors.

  18. Manchester City news conference

    CSKA Moscow v Manchester City, 17:00 BST Tuesday

    ....and with that Manuel Pellegrini and Pablo Zabaleta are done with their news conference in Moscow.

    Off to prepare for what will be a crunch group game tomorrow evening.

  19. Manchester City news conference

    CSKA Moscow v Manchester City, 17:00 BST Tuesday

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini on CSKA Moscow: "They play attacking football.

    "They continue to be an important team in their league. We need to concentrate and keep a clean sheet."

  20. Manchester City news conference

    CSKA Moscow v Manchester City, 17:00 BST Tuesday

    Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta on winning the Champions League: "We're not thinking about that.

    "Sometimes it takes time. We know we are a team, a club that have been improving the last few years but the Champions League demands much. We are improving year by year but to win the competition is difficult.

    "We want to win, so we have to keep doing what we're doing, which is working hard."

  21. Manchester City news conference

    CSKA Moscow v Manchester City, 17:00 BST Tuesday

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini on playing behind closed doors: "It will be a very strange game.

    "I think it is a pity that we cannot play tomorrow with fans, as this competition is for the fans. But we don't have any other option."

  22. Manchester City news conference

    CSKA Moscow v Manchester City, 17:00 BST Tuesday

    Now it's the turn of Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini.

    He gives his thoughts on the form of midfielder Yaya Toure: "Yaya has the quality to make a difference. He had a difficult summer but every game he is getting better."

  23. Manchester City news conference

    CSKA Moscow v Manchester City, 17:00 BST Tuesday

    Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta on playing behind closed doors: "It's going to be a little bit strange.

    "I've never had this experience before, probably most of the players have never had that situation. All we have to do is motivate ourselves and we know how important the game is for us."

  24. Manchester City news conference

    CSKA Moscow v Manchester City, 17:00 BST Tuesday

    Manchester City news conference

    Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta is first to face the media.

    He is asked about Ahmed Musa's claims that City are very weak in defence, but responds diplomatically: "I think Musa is one of the main players for them. We have to try to defend well to stop the strikers. They have good players, great individual players."

  25. Manchester City news conference

    CSKA Moscow v Manchester City, 17:00 BST Tuesday

    We're hoping to hear shortly from Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini ahead of City's Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow tomorrow night.

    Keep tuned here and we'll bring you all the latest from his news conference in Russia.

  26. Tranmere sign Gnanduillet


    Tranmere Rovers have signed Chesterfield striker Armand Gnanduillet on a one-month loan deal.

    The 22-year-old Ivorian has not scored in 12 appearances for the Spireites this season.

    He could make his debut for League Two's bottom side in Tuesday's home match against Mansfield.

    "Armand is a big, powerful striker who I'm delighted to be able to bring to the club," boss Micky Adams said.

  27. Hyypia deserves more time - Mullery


    Sami Hyypia

    So, another Championship manager bites the dust, and could Sami Hyypia be next for the chop?

    The Brighton and Hove Albion boss has overseen eight straight Championship games without a win, leaving them just one point above the relegation zone.

    But ex-Seagulls boss Alan Mullery says Hyypia deserves more time to turn around the team's fortunes.

    Mullery told BBC Sussex: "It's very early in the season and we've had a lot of changes in personnel. We're not far away from improving and starting to win games."

  28. Birmingham sack Lee Clark


    Birmingham's statement adds that the club have already begun the search for Clark's successor.

    "The board will look to make an appointment in the very near future," it says.

    Clark is the ninth manager to lose his job in the Championship already this season - although three of those changes have come at one club, Watford.

  29. Birmingham sack Lee Clark


    Lee Clark

    Here's some more on that big breaking news at Birmingham City...

    Assistant manager Steve Watson has also been dismissed. First-team coach Richard Beale and chief scout Malcolm Crosby have been placed in caretaker charge.

    The Blues have picked up just two wins from 12 games and are currently 21st in the table, just one point above the relegation zone. They lost 1-0 to fellow strugglers Bolton on Saturday.

    Clarke was appointed at St Andrew's in June 2012. Here's the official word on his departure.

  30. BreakingBREAKING NEWS


    Birmingham City have sacked manager Lee Clark.

  31. Wasps 'must make bonus point count'

    Rugby Union

    Wasps director of rugby Dai Young has said his side's bonus-point loss at Leinster in the European Rugby Champions Cup will be meaningless if they fail to beat Harlequins next week.

    The Dublin side turned around a nine-point half-time deficit to win 30-25.

    "Bonus points away from home count for nothing if you don't win your home games," Young told BBC Radio 5 live.

    "We've got to bounce back next week, win our home game and then we'll be in a pretty good situation."

  32. Get involved


    A few more tales of away trips to forget here for #myworstawayday

    Ryan Nicholls: First Leeds Utd game for years at Elland Road saw them get hammered 7-2 vs notts forest, haven't been back since

    Matt Bherg: Fulham conceded last minute to draw at Norwich, broke my foot on the way back to the station. And it was New Years Eve...

    Jack Calvert: Lost my car keys celebrating at Watford. Had to stay over get a train back and cough up for a new set of keys

    Keep them coming in via Twitter using #myworstawayday or post yours on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  33. Serena sweeps past Ivanovic


    We have our first result at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore, and it's a win for world number one Serena Williams.

    The American saw off the challenge of Serbia's Ana Ivanovic, winning 6-4 6-4. That puts her top of the Red Group, with Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard set to play later.

  34. Rangel: penalty decision "a mistake"


    Victor Moses and Angel Rangel

    Swansea defender Angel Rangel says referee Michael Oliver "made a mistake" in awarding the penalty that led to Stoke's equaliser in yesterday's controversial match.

    The Spaniard, who conceded the spot-kick for a foul on Victor Moses, added: "I knew it wasn't a penalty. It was clear the contact was minimal.

    "It was very unfair. All the boys and the manager have said they watched it again and there wasn't really contact - they said he was diving even before I committed."

  35. Suarez feared he'd "ruined career" after bite


    Luis Suarez and Giorgio Chiellini

    Luis Suarez has told Spanish television that he feared Barcelona wouldn't sign him after he was banned for four months for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

    "I thought that I had ruined my career," Suarez said. "At the start I didn't want to speak to anyone, I hid away behind my family although later I thought about it, I said sorry and I felt relief as a result.

    "When the move was done I started to cry due to the situation that I was in and for the support that Barcelona were offering me."

    Suarez says he "wouldn't dream" of telling coach Luis Enrique to play him in the crunch fixture against Real.

  36. Redknapp critical of Taraabt


    Watch QPR manager Harry Redknapp's Adel Taarabt rant

    Not seen Harry Redknapp revealing how QPR midfielder Adel Taraabt's "not fit for football"?

    See Harry's animated post-match news conference here as he told reporters the Moroccan is "three stone overweight" and not available for selection.

  37. Christie in the honours

    Speed skating

    Elise Christie

    Great Britain's Elise Christie shone at the short track Speed Skating Invitation Cup in the Netherlands at the weekend.

    Christie, 24, won two individual distances (1,000m and 1500m) to finish first in the overall classification on points.

    It was her fifth consecutive win at the competition, which sees the squad compete in their first international race of the 2014-15 season.

    The Great Britain squad are gearing up for next month's World Cup Series event in Salt Lake City.

  38. Grandad's Army's FA Cup glory


    Colchester's Ray Crawford celebrates his goal against Leeds in the FA Cup

    BBC Sport's countdown of 50 iconic FA Cup goals continues today with a giantkilling to remember from 1971.

    Fourth Division side Colchester United shocked Don Revie's Leeds United in the fifth round, overcoming the Mighty Whites 3-2 at Layer Road.

    Colchester had been unkindly dubbed "Grandad's Army" before kick-off - but 35-year-old striker Ray Crawford was to have the last laugh.

  39. Chelsea team news

    Chelsea v NK Maribor, 19:45 BST Tuesday

    Diego Costa

    In case you missed Jose Mourinho's news conference just now, here is a recap on the team news for tomorrow.

    Striker Diego Costa is out of the clash at home to Maribor with a hamstring problem, presenting a chance for Didier Drogba or Loic Remy.

    Midfielder John Obi Mikel (foot) will also miss out, while midfielder Ramires (groin) and forward Andre Schurrle (illness) have been ruled out despite training on Monday.

    Full-back Cesar Azpilicueta is available despite his domestic three-match suspension for his dismissal at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

    Provisional squad: Courtois, Cech, Ivanovic, Luis, Fabregas, Zouma, Ake, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba, Mikel, Salah, Remy, Matic, Willian, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Boga, Baker, Beeney, Solanke.

  40. Get involved


    A few more of your tales of #myworstawayday here:

    Ben Walker: Took 10 hours to get to Burnley v Norwich due to train problems and game was called off under an hour before KO due to rain!

    Match postponed

    Steve Minney: a 5-0 thumping at Oldham on New Year's Day 2007 for Forest cold wet and bloody awful performance

    Mark Butterworth: went to Peterborough to watch the Blades. Game was called off as the ground staff forgot to cover the pitch and it froze

    That once happened to me when I was at Ipswich v Middlesbrough in February 2012, where the game was abandoned after 23 minutes. The overnight low of -11C might have had something to do with it....

  41. Last day for Unsung Hero nominations

    Sports Personality of the Year

    SPOTY Unsung Hero

    Nominations close at midnight for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award 2014.

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

  42. Farewell Jose


    ...and that's your lot from Jose Mourinho after a fairly lengthy news conference it has to be said, covering all manner of topics.

    Later on from around 15:00 BST we will be hearing from Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini ahead of their game against CSKA Moscow tomorrow.

  43. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v NK Maribor, 19:45 BST Tuesday

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Maribor: "The results tell you a lot. When you don't lose at Celtic Park, when you don't lose in Gelsenkirchen, that tells you they're a difficult team.

    "Their results away from home have been very impressive.

    "They are still fighting for qualification, so we must go with the best we have."

  44. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v NK Maribor, 19:45 BST Tuesday

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on his side's defensive form: "We're not conceding a lot.

    "We conceded three goals at Everton in a crazy game of football, but after that we have been solid from a defensive point of view.

    "In our game against Arsenal, we were always in defensive control of the game, and I think we're getting that balance."

  45. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v NK Maribor, 19:45 BST Tuesday

    Didier Drogba

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Real Madrid's Ronaldo and his goalscoring form: "What can I say about Ronaldo that you don't know? He's a goal machine.

    On his striking options with Diego Costa out injured: "All three are different. Drogba, Remy and Diego Costa are different.

    "When somebody is injured, I always look at it as an opportunity for another player. Drogba is not in condition to play 90 minutes, but he is fit to play.

    "Hopefully we won't need any new players in January."

  46. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v NK Maribor, 19:45 BST Tuesday

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Xabi Alonso's comments that Chelsea are the only English side who can win the Champions League this season: "I think every English team will have it difficult.

    "Hopefully we are all there in the knockout phase, but at that moment we will pay the consequences of winter fixtures, whereas the German and Spanish teams will be back from their holidays and in good condition."

  47. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v NK Maribor, 19:45 BST Tuesday

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on his relationship with national team managers: "Out of all the national teams, I've only had one phone call - from Roy Hodgson.

    "He was the only manager to make a personal contact with me. We have a correct relationship.

    "When I was manager at Real Madrid with Luka Modric, I used to get three phone calls a week from [the Croatia coach] Igor Stimac.

    "If I become an international manager, hopefully in 20 years' time, I will have good conditions to be good to the clubs.

    "This is the situation and it hurts, but there is nothing we can do about it."

  48. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v NK Maribor, 19:45 BST Tuesday

    Andre Schurrle

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirms that Andre Schurrle and Ramires are both out for tomorrow's match.

    He talks about players returning injured from international duty: "There are no laws to protect players [on international duty].

    "It's just the mentality of the national teams and their coaches - it's up to them whether they want to take good care of the players or treat them in a selfish.

    "I don't tell the players not to go or to pretend to have problem.

    "We like our players to succeed in their national teams, but it's something that is out of our hands."

  49. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v NK Maribor, 19:45 BST Tuesday

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on midfielder Nemanja Matic: "His game has evolved with the team.

    "The team is better, Matic is better, and it's easier when the team is playing well.

    "He adapted well last season, but this season he has much more understanding of what we want from him, much more confidence, he's a good player surrounded by good players.

    "We're so happy with him, obviously."

  50. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v NK Maribor, 19:45 BST Tuesday

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Diego Costa's fitness: "It's the same problem that he's been having. He cannot play tomorrow but I don't have any idea how long he will be out for.

    "Mikel made a big effort to be available for the weekend. He came back from the national team with a foot problem. He can't play tomorrow.

    "I won't rest players. I don't have Manchester United in mind, I have Maribor in mind."

  51. Chelsea news conference


    Jose Mourinho

    ...and with that Matic exits stage right to make way for his manager.

    Mourinho is straight in to answering questions about the fitness of striker Diego Costa.

  52. Chelsea news conference


    Midfielder Nemanja Matic on coping with the absence of injured striker Diego Costa: "Diego is our best scorer at the moment and he is very important but we have two great strikers available and I am sure we won't have any trouble."

  53. Chelsea news conference


    Midfielder Nemanja Matic on the side's strengths: "I think that the spirit is better this year.

    "The atmosphere is very good and this is one of the reasons why we are first in the table.

    "These next two matches against Maribor are very important for us.

    "Maribor is a very good team and they played well against Sporting and Schalke so we have to be very careful with them."

  54. Chelsea news conference


    Nemanja Matic

    Nemanja Matic is talking to reporters first up alongside his manager.

    Asked how he thinks the side are coping better in this season's Champions League campaign, the midfielder said: "I think that we play better this season because some new players have come in with good quality and we are more dangerous in attack.

    "Cesc Fabregas is a great player.

    "He is always available when I have the ball and at the moment he is one the most important players for us."

  55. Football

    Waiting for Jose

    Jose Mourinho will be taking his chair shortly in the Chelsea press room to speak to assembled reporters ahead of tomorrow's Champions League clash with Maribor.

    We'll have the top lines for you right here....

  56. More on Bale injury


    Real Madrid have issued a short statement on their website about Gareth Bale's injury.

    The Wales forward has been diagnosed with a muscular injury in the right pyramidalis muscle.

    That is where the thigh meets the pelvis in case you were wondering....

  57. Gilchrist to captain Scotland

    Rugby Union

    Edinburgh lock Grant Gilchrist has been named as Scotland captain for the autumn internationals by new coach Vern Cotter.

    The 24-year-old led Scotland twice during the summer tour, including a win over Argentina in Cordoba.

    Glasgow centre Mark Bennett is the only uncapped player in the 33-man squad.

    All Scotland's autumn Tests are live on the BBC.

  58. Stoke loan out Butland and Wilkinson


    Jack Butland

    Stoke City have sent goalkeeper Jack Butland and defender Andy Wilkinson out on loan this morning, according to the the Stoke Sentinel.

    Butland joins Derby on a 93-day deal, with Wilkinson moving to Millwall for the same period.

    Butland is expected to play for the Rams at Blackpool tomorrow night after regular number one Lee Grant suffered a fractured foot.

  59. IOC to investigate 'Williams brothers' comments


    Shamil Tarpischev

    The International Olympic Committee is to seek an explanation from Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for his derogatory comments about Serena and Venus Williams.

    Tarpischev, president of the Russian Tennis Federation and captain of their Davis and Fed Cup teams, has been widely condemned for calling Serena and Venus "the Williams brothers" on a Russian TV chat show, with Serena describing his comments as "sexist, racist and bullying".

    The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) reacted swiftly, fining Tarpischev the maximum of $25,000 (£15,500) and banning him from any involvement with the WTA for a year.

  60. Maran takes over at struggling Chievo


    Serie A strugglers Chievo have appointed Rolando Maran as their new manager after Eugenio Corini was sacked following the 3-0 defeat to Roma at the weekend.

    Maran played 330 times for Chievo as a player. He previously managed Catania, but was sacked in April with the club heading towards relegation from Serie A.

    Chievo are currently second-bottom of the Italian top flight.

  61. Your Premier League questions


    Chief football writer Phil McNulty's answering your Premier League questions over on the BBC Sport Facebook page:

    Kevin Stephen Peers asked: "Is it time we introduced extra referees to watch games on screens to help deal with blatant cheats and poor refereeing decisions?

    "Also, do you think the FA need to impose harsher fines and even game bans for players caught cheating?"

    Michael Oliver

    Phil replied: "Good question Kevin after what we have seen this weekend.

    "Perhaps this could be a job of the fourth official but would it be seen as technology straying too far into the game. It has taken long enough to have goal-line technology introduced.

    "And after watching plenty of European games, the extra officials are often spare parts anyway. I don't remember them making too many decisions for the referee.

    "Nice idea - but don't hold your breath."

  62. Sarries suffer Brits injury blow

    Rugby Union

    Schalk Brits

    Saracens hooker Schalk Brits will not return until "well into the new year" after sustaining a knee ligament injury, the club have announced.

    Brits came off early in the second half of Saracens' 30-23 victory over Clermont Auvergne in the European Champions Cup on Saturday with reports suggesting the influential hooker may be out for the rest of the season.

    The 33-year-old, who has made more than 100 Premiership appearances for Saracens, will undergo surgery on Tuesday.

  63. Costa misses Chelsea training


    Diego Costa sat out Chelsea training this morning ahead of tomorrow's Champions League against Maribor.

    Costa missed Saturday's win against Crystal Palace after persistent hamstring troubles, but Ramires and Andre Schurrle, who also sat out at Selhurst Park, both trained today.

  64. Rodgers backing for Balotelli


    Mario Balotelli

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has backed striker Mario Balotelli to shrug off "unfair" criticism and end his six-game Premier League goal drought.

    Balotelli missed a glorious chance to score in Sunday's 3-2 win at QPR.

    Rodgers said Balotelli's early Reds career has been blighted by comparisons with Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, who left Anfield for Barcelona in the summer.

    The Liverpool manager dismissed suggestions Balotelli could have missed another sitter if Steven Caulker had not scored the decisive own goal.

    "Wow, that's being very unfair: an open goal, from six yards?" he said.

    "It'll drop for the boy. The most important thing for me is his work, the guy's doing his best; he's working really hard."

  65. Get involved


    Here's some more of your tales of travelling woe following your beloved sides.

    Nick Chenery: 20/8/2011 Posh 7 Ipswich 1. Two men sent off and a 15 minute capitulation in the first half.

    Sanna Kidd: Norwich v Watford 16/08/2014. Watford player sent off first 2 mins. Watford lost 3-0. Live in Norwich. Bad day back at work.

    Tommy Wathen: Didn't go on my staff Xmas do at work for this. Hammering!

    Man City 6-0 West Ham

    Keep them coming via Twitter #myworstawayday or through the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  66. Pavey quashes retirement talk


    Jo Pavey

    Britain's Jo Pavey has shelved thoughts of retirement and is aiming for a fifth Olympics when she will be nearly 43.

    In August, she became the oldest woman to win gold at a European Championships with her 10,000m victory, 10 days after a Commonwealth Games 5,000m bronze.

    "I would just love to run in my fifth Olympics at Rio in 2016, and hopefully perform well," the mother-of-two told BBC Sport.

    "I've definitely surprised myself. I didn't expect to win any medals - I was breastfeeding at the start of April."

  67. Bale 'doubtful' for Liverpool game


    Gareth Bale

    Spanish sports daily Marca is reporting that Gareth Bale is doubtful for Real Madrid's Champions League match with Liverpool on Wednesday.

    The Wales forward has apparently pulled a glute muscle and is prioritising being ready to face Barcelona in Saturday's 'Clasico' in La Liga.

    Bale was an unused substitute in Real's 5-0 win over Levante at the weekend.

  68. Tuilagi set to miss NZ match

    Rugby Union

    Manu Tuilagi

    Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi is likely to miss England's autumn internationals opener against New Zealand after injuring his groin against Ulster on Saturday.

    Tuilagi hobbled off after 15 minutes and his club expect him to be sidelined for three weeks.

    The 23-year-old scored the final try when England beat New Zealand 38-21 the last time the teams met at Twickenham in 2012.

  69. Get involved

    Your Premier League questions answered

    QPR v Liverpool

    Head on over to the BBC Sport Facebook page where chief football writer Phil McNulty is answering your questions on the weekend's Premier League action.

    Have your say on everything from Southampton's rampant display against Sunderland to QPR's own goal misery against Liverpool.

  70. Get involved


    Keep sending in your tales of away trips to football you'd rather forget, following Sunderland's 8-0 drubbing at Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

    Chris Salmon: Once went to see York at Walsall. Got to the ground only to be told the game was actually a home one at York.

    Dead Eyes: Wimbledon away at Blackburn. 3pm k/o called off at 2.55pm. Supporters coach we were on got puncture on way back

    Rob Price: leaving Poole at 5:30am to see #SaintsFC lose 5-0 at Newcastle

  71. Man City are 'very weak', claims CSKA striker


    Ahmed Musa

    CSKA striker Ahmed Musa has put the cat amongst the pigeons by claiming that Manchester City are "very weak" this season ahead of the two sides' meeting in the Champions League tomorrow.

    "They are very weak in the defence, so we are going to do our best to work against that," Nigeria international Musa said. "I think we are going to have a great opportunity because of the quality of the players we have."

    But Musa is not happy about the fact that CSKA have to play behind closed doors after their supporters were punished for racist chants. "We are going to miss the fans," he said. "It is unfair."

  72. A Question of Sport

    It's quiz time and here's today's @QuestionofSport#QSTeaser

    This weekend @SouthamptonFC became the sixth team to score eight in a Premier League game, who are the others?

    Find out the answer a little later.....

  73. Ilonen moves into top 50 after win


    Finland's Mikko Ilonen is the big mover in this week's updated world golf rankings after his victory in the World Matchplay Championship yesterday, rising to his highest ever ranking of 37.

    Ilonen beat world number five Henrik Stenson in yesterday's final at the London Club.

    At the top of the rankings, Sergio Garcia drops one place to fourth, with Jim Furyk taking his place in the top three.

  74. Cheika nears Wallabies deal

    Rugby Union

    Michael Cheika

    Waratahs coach Michael Cheika is seemingly in pole position for the Australia coach's job. Cheika confimed that he had been offered the chance to succeed Ewen McKenzie, but added that some details still needed to be "ironed out".

    "It's a pretty humbling experience to be asked to be involved in something like that, but we'll see what happens," Cheika told reporters in Sydney.

    McKenzie resigned on Saturday following three straight defeats in the Rugby Championship and an off-field text message scandal involving versatile back Kurtley Beale.

    Beale was part of the Waratahs team who Cheika led to the Super Rugby title earlier this year.

  75. Football's forgotten grounds


    Andrew Dawkins

    BBC News

    Old Highbury ground site

    "Ever wondered what's happened to football grounds of yesteryear?

    "Take a trip back in time to discover what the view now looks like from Highbury's old Clock End, what you'll find where the penalty spot once was at Ayresome Park and how one piece of Southampton real estate will forever pay tribute to Matt Le Tissier."

  76. Happy birthday Tinkerman

    Claudio Ranieri

    Many happy returns to former Chelsea manager and now Greece coach Claudio Ranieri, who turns 63 today.

    The Italian became famous for his squad rotation at Stamford Bridge during his reign between 2004 and 2004.

    Also celebrating birthdays in the sporting world today are: former Liverpool and Wales striker Ian Rush (53), former Kent and England captain Chris Cowdrey (54), ex-South Africa fast bowler Allan Donald (48), India batsman Virender Sehwag (36) and World Cup winning former Leicester, Harlequins and England centre Will Greenwood (42).

  77. 'Cruel lesson' for Northampton

    Rugby Union

    The new European Rugby Champions Cup started with a bang this weekend, and the group stage openers were just as intense as anything seen in the Heineken Cup.

    Premiership champions Northampton lost 20-11 to Racing Metro, missing out on a potentially crucial losing bonus point when an ambitious late attack from deep - when trailing by two points - went awry to gift the French side a try.

    "You can say it's ambitious to get the win but sometimes you've got to be smart," England and Saints flanker Tom Wood told BBC Radio Northampton.

    "We were good but not outstanding. It's a pretty cruel lesson to learn."

  78. Dundee homage Orton with WWE celebration


    Randy Orton

    Dundee have won the approval of wrestling superstar Randy Orton after recreating his famous 'RKO' move to celebrate a goal.

    Jim McAlister pretended to slam goalscorer Gary Harkins to the ground in a headlock after he netted the second in his side's 3-1 win over Motherwell.

    And Orton was impressed, tweeting: "Nice celebration, work on your form."

  79. WTA Finals set to start


    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent

    Serena Williams

    "The other big tennis event of the week is the women's end of season championships, which are being held in Singapore for the first time.

    "The players have been drawn in two round robin groups of four, with the first matches beginning at 12:30 BST.

    "Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Eugenie Bouchard and Ana Ivanovic are in the RED group.

    "Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki are in the WHITE group.

    "Williams is aiming for a third consecutive title, and a fifth in all, and is battling with Sharapova to end the year as the world number one."

  80. Get involved


    We're asking you to recall (if it's not too painful) your worst away trips at football when your side's been on the end of a right drubbing.

    Paul Stanley: Swans fan, Back in 2002 I witnessed us lose 7-1 at Hartlepool & the trip home was long.

    Rich Cave: Has to be the 6-1 defeat away at Portsmouth which finally closed the door on Sven's reign at Leicester City.

    John Hayhurst: Bolton away at Blackburn in 2013, lost 4-1 and had to share a coach with Blackburn fans on the way home!

    Keep them coming on Twitter using #myworstawayday or use the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  81. Race to London continues


    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent

    Andy Murray

    "It's the penultimate week of qualifying for the World Tour Finals in London with two ATP 500 events taking place in Basel and Valencia.

    "Andy Murray, who is now eighth in the race, is the third seed in Valencia and will play his first round match against Austria's Jurgen Melzer, probably on Wednesday.

    "David Ferrer, now ninth and Tomas Berdych (seventh) are the top two seeds in Valencia.

    "Milos Raonic (10th) and Grigor Dimitrov (11th) are both competing in Basel, in a field which also includes Federer, Nadal and Wawrinka."

  82. Hulkenberg to stay at Force India

    Formula 1

    Nico Hulkenberg

    Force India have announced that they will retain German driver Nico Hulkenberg for the 2015 season.

    The 27-year-old returned to Force India from Sauber at the start of this year and has enjoyed his most successful Formula One season to date, currently lying eighth in the drivers' championship with points finishes in 13 races.

  83. Strettle eyes England recall

    Rugby Union

    David Strettle

    Saracens wing David Strettle says he's hopeful of a return to the England fold after scoring two tries against Clermont Auvergne on Saturday.

    The 31-year-old, who has not played for England since June last year, says he is "one of the best wings in England" and his form and experience merits a recall ahead of the Autumn Internationals.

    "Stuart Lancaster's done the right thing, he's had a look at the wings out there and I hope that leading up to the World Cup he'll pick the best ones," he said.

  84. Trott and Archibald win golds


    Here's one that you may have missed from overnight: Great Britain's Laura Trott and Katie Archibald both won golds on the final day of the European Track Championships as Britain finished with six gold medals.

    Trott defended her title in a thrilling finish to the omnium, while Archibald followed up victory in the team pursuit with another win in the individual event.

    The Championships were being held in Guadeloupe, a French island in the Caribbean Sea.

  85. From Russia With Love


    Edin Dzeko Moscow hotel room tweet

    Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko's tweeted a picture of the scene from his hotel room window in Moscow ahead of city's Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow tomorrow.

    Looks like gloves and a snood might be in order for training later.

  86. St Helens appoint Cunningham

    Rugby League

    Keiron Cunningham

    A little bit of breaking news to bring you from the world of rugby league: St Helens have appointed Keiron Cunningham as their new head coach following the departure of Nathan Brown.

  87. Get involved


    In the wake of Sunderland's nightmare trip to Southampton, we've been asking you to tell us about your worst away days...

    John Borman: Flying from Sydney to London for Arsenal v Everton 2013. It was the first 0-0 draw between the two in 50+ years.

    Richard Budden: Yeovil away as a kid, went from Welling, as got to ground they put up a handwritten saying 'postponed'

    Adam Matthews: Luton 6-0 Harriers, Hull 6-1 Harriers, Hayes 5-0 Harriers, Forest Green Rovers 5-0 Harriers, Cambridge 5-1 Harriers #takeyourpick

    Keep them coming in via Twitter at #myworstawayday, or using the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  88. Shearer: no chance of Liverpool winning league


    Match of the Day 2 pundit Alan Shearer pulled no punches in his analysis of Liverpool last night.

    He said the Reds were "extremely fortunate" to overcome QPR and believes that Brendan Rodgers's side stand "no chance" of winning the Premier League title this season.

    Shearer added: "I am sure Rodgers's focus is on finishing in the top four again and staying in the Champions League next season but Liverpool will not manage that unless they sort out their problems, and quickly."

    Do you agree with Alan? Let us know on Twitter at #bbcsportsday.

  89. Peyton Manning breaks touchdown record

    American Football

    Peyton Manning

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning broke the NFL record for touchdown passes yesterday as he helped the Broncos thrash the San Francisco 49ers.

    The 38-year-old eclipsed Brett Favre's previous record of 508 by throwing his 509th and 510th scoring passes during the 42-17 win.

    Manning set his record in 246 games - of which 208 were with the Indianapolis Colts - while Favre reached his mark in 302 games.

  90. Sonny Bill returns to NZ squad

    Rugby Union

    Sonny Bill Williams

    The cross-code international Sonny Bill Williams has been named in the New Zealand squad for the upcoming tour of the United States and the UK.

    Williams hasn't featured for the All Blacks since 2012, but returned to rugby union earlier this month after playing rugby league in the NRL.

    World record points scorer Dan Carter is included after injury.

    New Zealand play the USA in Chicago on the 1st November before Test matches against England, Scotland and Wales.

  91. Get involved


    Sunderland fans

    Today's Sportsday debate is inspired by Sunderland's miserable visit to Southampton on Saturday.

    Mackems fans made the seven-hour trip to the South Coast only to see their side concede eight goals in what Gus Poyet called an "embarrassing" display.

    So that got us thinking - what's your worst ever away day? Have you ever made a huge effort to go and cheer your team on, only to see them suffer a right royal thrashing? Let us know on Twitter using the hashtag #myworstawayday, and also via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  92. Can Marseille win Ligue 1?


    L'Equipe frontpage

    French sports daily L'Equipe asks whether Marseille have the stuff of champions after the French league leaders earned their eighth straight win at the weekend.

    Marcelo Bielsa's team are seven points clear of second-placed PSG after 10 matches after beating Toulouse 2-0.

  93. Rodgers impressed by Real


    AS front page

    There's a familiar face on the front page of Spanish sports daily AS today. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has reportedly been talking up Real Madrid ahead of the two sides' meeting in the Champions League on Wednesday.

    "I haven't seen a team like this Madrid side for a long time," the headline reads, quoting Rodgers. Real warmed up for the European clash by beating Levante 5-0.

    We'll be looking ahead to the midweek Champions League games later in Sportsday as the pre-match news conferences take place this afternoon.

  94. Lancaster 'stopped Armitage move'

    Rugby Union

    The Times back page

    An interesting line on the back page of the Times this morning. The paper's rugby correspondent, Owen Slot, says England coach Stuart Lancaster personally pulled the plug on Bath's deal to sign Toulon back-rower Steffon Armitage.

    Armitage is the reigning European Player of the Year but has been in the international wilderness since moving to France.

    Bath's bid had raised hopes he could return to England contention, but the deal foundered after Lancaster failed to provide assurances that Armitage would go straight into the squad.

  95. Redknapp dismisses QPR speculation


    Daily Express back page

    The Daily Express meanwhile turns its attention to Harry Redknapp, who says he's still the best man for the job at QPR despite the team being rooted to the foot of the Premier League table.

    The paper's Matthew Dunn says the 67-year-old "insisted that he still has the full support of the dressing room".

    "I love my job and I do my best," Redknapp is quoted as saying. "I can't do any more. There isn't anyone who could do any better here than me, I don't think. The other names mentioned... I don't think they could better any better than me, that's for sure."

  96. Sterling leads Liverpool late show


    Telegraph Sport front page

    Time for a whistle-stop tour of this morning's back pages, beginning with the Daily Telegraph, which leads on Raheem Sterling's influential performance in Liverpool's win at Loftus Road.

    The newspaper's chief football correspondent, Henry Winter, says the winger "ignored the catcalls and performed particularly well in the second half", but has words of warning for Brendan Rodgers's side before their midweek Champions League clash against Real Madrid.

    "Liverpool had Lady Luck on their side, but they didn't have a good defender in their team," he writes. Ouch.

  97. Mannone calls for players to reimburse fans


    Vito Mannone

    "What's the world coming to?" may have been a question on the lips of a few Sunderland fans on Saturday as their team slipped to a horrendous 8-0 defeat against high-flying Southampton.

    Goalkeeper Vito Mannone says Gus Poyet's team should reimburse the hardy supporters who made the lengthy trip down to the South Coast to watch their team receive a hammering.

    "I really mean that we should pay their tickets and travel," the 26-year-old Italian said. A nice gesture, perhaps, but it won't come cheap. The Sun estimates the cost of refunding the 2,559 fans who made the trip will come to about £450,000.

  98. Redknapp on 'overweight' Taarabt


    Harry Redknapp

    One manager who has never been renowned for keeping his opinions to himself is Harry Redknapp, and the QPR boss was at it again after a frenetic 3-2 defeat by Liverpool. The object of 'Arry's anger? Winger Adel Taarabt, who has not started since August and is apparently "three stone overweight".

    "I can't protect people who don't want to run and train," Redknapp said. "Taarabt is not injured. He's not fit. He's not fit to play football unfortunately."

    He added: "What am I supposed to keep saying? Keep getting your £60,000, £70,000 a week and don't train? What's the game coming to?"

  99. Monk lambasts Moses


    Garry Monk

    We begin with Garry Monk's comments on Stoke winger Victor Moses after the Potters collected a highly controversial win over Swansea yesterday. Swans manager Monk accused Moses of "cheating" to win a penalty from which Stoke equalised, adding that "he should be ashamed of himself" for a "blatant dive".

    Monk also had harsh words for referee Michael Oliver, calling the penalty decision "absolutely disgusting".

    Stoke boss Mark Hughes was unhappy with his counterpart's words, saying Monk should "bite his tongue". So what do you think? Should managers keep their counsel after an emotional defeat, or was Monk right to speak out?

  100. Good morning

    Hello and welcome to your Monday edition of Sportsday. Plenty of talking points to discuss this morning and, after a Premier League weekend packed with excitement and controversy, we'll be looking back at some of the major issues.

    We'll also be casting our eyes ahead to Manchester United's trip to West Bromwich Albion this evening, as well as an afternoon of Champions League news conferences. And, as always, we'll bring you the latest news, gossip and social media. Ready? Then let's get going.