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Jonathan Jurejko and James Gheerbrant

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  1. Goodbye!

    That's your lot for today! Before the crunch match between Havant and Preston, there's the small matter of the FA Cup second-round draw.

    My colleague Gary Rose will talk you through all the excitement, so get yourselves over to the live text.

    Sportsday will return tomorrow - thanks for your company today, and see you then.

  2. Greer nonplussed by Lewandowski row


    Scotland defender Gordon Greer says he can't understand Robert Lewandowski's criticism of his robust performance in last month's qualifying tie with Poland.

    The Brighton defender made his competitive debut in Warsaw and after 10 minutes left the Bayern Munich striker in agony with a tackle described afterwards by Lewandowski as "brutal".

    But Greer said: "I didn't really expect anything to come of it so I was a bit surprised after the game that there was a bit made of it.

    "I didn't think there was anything wrong with the tackle and neither did the referee."

  3. Havant take on Preston


    Just the one FA Cup game this evening, but it could be a belter.

    Conference South minnows Havant and Waterlooville welcome League One high-flyers Preston to West Leigh Park.

    Preston will be heavy favourites, but the Hampshire side have decent FA Cup pedigree - in the 2007-08 fourth round they twice took the lead at Anfield against Liverpool before losing 5-2 thanks to a Yossi Benayoun hat-trick.

    Add to that the absence of Preston duo Scott Wiseman and Callum Robinson, and do you have the recipe for a famous Cupset? We'll have live text commentary on that intriguing tie up and running shortly.

  4. Zurich start criminal proceedings over horror tackle


    FC Zurich have launched criminal proceedings after their midfielder Gilles Yapi-Yapo suffered serious injury in an horrific tackle in a Swiss Super League game on Sunday.

    The 32-year-old midfielder faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after being on the receiving end of an awful challenge from Aarau's Sandro Wieser.

    Zurich say the Ivorian's injuries include torn anterior and interior cruciate ligaments, serious cartilage damage, meniscus tear, a torn kneecap and deep bruising in his thigh.

    Wieser later apologised for the tackle on his Facebook page.

  5. Kompany doubtful for Wales match


    Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany is a injury doubt for Belgium's Euro 2016 qualifier against Wales.

    Kompany has a small tear in his calf and will miss Wednesday's friendly against Iceland, Belgium's assistant manager Vital Borkelmans told Sky Sports, but hasn't yet been ruled out Sunday's match against Chris Coleman's side.

    West Brom full-back Sebastien Pocognoli has been ruled out of both matches.

  6. O'Neill urges Keane-Ferguson truce


    Roy Keane and Alex Ferguson

    Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has urged his assistant Roy Keane to make peace with Sir Alex Ferguson, the Guardian reports.

    Keane was captain of Ferguson's hugely successful Manchester United side but the two have since fallen out over claims in their autobiographies.

    "I maintain that the two of them were magnificent for each other and from an outsider's viewpoint it'd be nice if at some stage or another they recognise that publicly," O'Neill said.

  7. Pulev accuses Klitschko of 'sneaky tricks'


    Bulgarian heavyweight Kubrat Pulev has accused Wladimir Klitschko of 'sneaky tricks' after being informed that only three people from his camp could be present at the news conference before their IBF title bout.

    "The sneaky tricks of the world champion are just the beginning," the unbeaten Pulev wrote on his Facebook page. "That kind of behaviour isn't suitable for a world champion."

    The two face off in Hamburg on Saturday, and it promises to be spicy...

  8. Balotelli must prove himself - Conte


    Mario Balotelli

    Italy coach Antonio Conte has urged Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli to prove himself following his recall to the national side.

    The 24-year-old has had a questionable start to his Anfield career with just two goals, both in cup competitions, and was dropped by Italy for their games against Azerbaijan and Malta last month.

    Conte said: "Balotelli is a normal footballer, just like the others. He has significant experience with the national team, but that's not enough.

    "He needs to catch my eye and I have to see if he can adapt to our type of football."

  9. West Brom in talks over new Berahino deal


    West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace says the club are in talks with striker Saido Berahino over a new deal at the Hawthorns.

    The in-form 21-year-old has been linked with a host of clubs after scoring seven league goals this season to earn himself an England call-up.

    But Peace has told West Brom's website: "I wish to assure our supporters that Saido Berahino will not be going anywhere in January or, I hope, next summer. It is not in our minds at all to trade a footballer the club has worked so diligently to develop."

  10. PSG-Marseille referee admits red card error


    Clement Turpin sends off Giannelli Imbula

    Here's something you don't see every day...French referee Clement Turpin has admitted he got a big call wrong when he officiated in Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 win over Marseille yesterday.

    Turpin sent off Marseille midfielder Gianelli Imbula for a tackle on Yohan Cabaye with 12 minutes left, but subsequently told Ligue 1 that "he had misinterpreted the tackle made by Imbula, and he shouldn't have been sent off."

    Following the red card, Edinson Cavani scored the second PSG goal in the win that brings the defending champions to within one point of their arch rivals at the top of Ligue 1. Imbula will face no further punishment.

  11. Ineligible player fine for Blackpool


    Donervon Daniels

    Championship strugglers Blackpool have been fined £30,000 for fielding an ineligible player against Millwall.

    An independent football disciplinary commission ruled that defender Donervon Daniels was not eligible to play as his 28-day youth loan had expired.

    Daniels, 20, played the full game on 30 August as the Lions won 2-1, but half of the fine has been suspended.

  12. Ghana declines to host Afcon


    Ghana has ruled itself out as a potential host for the 2015 African Cup of Nations, after original hosts Morocco failed to meet a deadline to confirm it would stage the event.

    Morocco wants the tournament postponed due to fears over the Ebola outbreak, while the Confederation of African Football insists it must be played in January - raising the prospect that the event could be moved.

    Ghanaian sports minister Mahama Ayariga said his country was "not in position" to host. South Africa, Sudan and Egypt have also declined to stage the 16-team tournament.

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    Tony in N22: Re Adebayor. Fans booed because style of football is not what they want or expect - no pace and no width. Too slow and predictable. Will struggle at this rate.

  14. New job for Larsson


    Earlier we told you that former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson had stepped down as coach of Swedish minnows Falkenberg. And just a few hours later, he has already walked into another job.

    Larsson, 43, has taken charge of Helsingborg, which is the club where he made his name as a player.

    "I want to thank Falkenberg for this year, but when this came up it felt like a step in the right direction. It has all gone very quickly," says the former Sweden international.

    Larsson, who also played for Barcelona and Manchester United, scored 51 goals in 61 games for Helsingborg before leaving for Celtic and returned for a brief spell at the end of his career.

  15. Get involved

    Chuck: Adebayor is right to call out the Spurs fans. The atmosphere at White Hart Lane is just awful. We only make noise to abuse our players!

  16. Blackpool fined for ineligible player


    Blackpool's struggle to name a full complement of players in the opening weeks of the season was well documented. And it turns out that their scrabbling about means they ended up fielding an ineligible player against Championship rivals Millwall on 30 August.

    The Football League announce the Tangerines have been fined £30,000, half of which is suspended, by an independent Football Disciplinary Commission (FDC) for playing defender Donervon Daniels.

    Millwall won the match 2-1 with Daniels playing the full 90 minutes.

  17. FA Cup exit Bentley's 'lowest' moment


    Morecambe manager Jim Bentley says his side's FA Cup first-round exit at Conference strugglers Dover was his lowest point in management.

    After watching the Shrimps lose 1-0, travelling supporters showed their frustration at the team's performance and Bentley said the criticism was justified.

    "Our crowd had every right to have a a go at us when we're walking off the pitch," he tells BBC Radio Lancashire. "I've not had that as a manager, but I take it on the chin. I've got big enough shoulders to take it and the players can't expect people to feel sorry for them."

  18. Get involved


    Richie Spurs: If Adebayor finds it much easier to play away from White Hart Lane how come he hasn't scored an away goal since February?

  19. Holloway praises Brentford approach


    Millwall manager Ian Holloway says Brentford boss Mark Warburton deserves credit for how well the club has adapted to life in the Championship.

    The Bees moved up to sixth in the Championship with Saturday's 3-2 win at The Den.

    "I think their manager deserves a medal the size of a coal bunker lid," said Holloway.

  20. My worst match of the season - Berdych


    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at the O2 Arena


    For a man who's just been thrashed 6-1 6-1 in under an hour, Tomas Berdych is impressively sanguine about his defeat by Stan Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals.

    "Unfortunately it was my worst match of the whole season, and I kept it for the start here in the World Tour Finals," says the Czech.

    "I'm in the worst possible situation that I can ever be. I'm going to face Marin [Cilic] or Novak [Djokovic] next, and the only chance to qualify is to beat them - it's almost a mission impossible. But let's try."

  21. Derby loss 'will not affect Wolves'


    Wolves captain Sam Ricketts insists his side will not be affected by Saturday's 5-0 loss at Championship leaders Derby County - the club's biggest defeat under Kenny Jackett.

    A run of just two wins in nine games has seen Jackett's side slip to ninth in the Championship table.

    But Ricketts tells BBC WM 95.6: "We just have to take stock and learn from it. We never said we were the finished article. The club has come such a long way we'll not let this affect us."

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    Elton, London, via text: Not sure where Adebayor gets the idea that Spurs are better playing away from. We were lucky against West Ham, naive against Man City and awful against AstonVvilla. So far the only good away performance was in the North London derby.

  23. Fabregas fitness not Fab


    Spain will assess the fitness of Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas after he picked up a hamstring problem in Saturday's 2-1 win at Liverpool.

    The 27-year-old has linked up with his national team but will have tests to determine his availability ahead of this weekend's Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus.

    "The most prudent thing is that he sees the Spanish national team medical staff," says Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque.

    "It's not a lack of confidence in the medical staff at his club, but after playing 95 minutes this weekend we would like to see him and examine him."

  24. Bony set to sign new contract


  25. Bony set to sign new contract


    Swansea striker Wilfried Bony, who was heavily linked to Liverpool last summer, admits he was tempted by offers from other clubs in the summer transfer window.

    "But that's in the past," he says. "It's not important any more. I don't think about that now."

  26. Bony set to sign new contract


    Swansea striker Wilfried Bony on the possibility of signing a new contract: "It's something that I want. If I didn't go to the Ivory Coast it would have been done possibly tomorrow."

  27. Bony set to sign new contract


    Great news for Swansea fans. Swans striker Wilfried Bony tells BBC Sport he will extend his contract at the Premier League club.

    The Ivory Coast international, 25, says he will put pen to paper on the new deal when he returns from international duty this weekend.

  28. Williams out of Wales squad


    Jonny Williams (right)

    A headline that could refer to any number of Welsh sportsmen, I'll grant you. In this case, the man in question is football's Jonny Williams.

    The Crystal Palace midfielder has withdrawn from the Wales squad to face Belgium in this weekend's Euro 2016 qualifier after picking up a groin injury playing for loan club Ipswich against Watford at the weekend.

    "It's always disappointing to miss out on games," Williams told Ipswich's website. "It's exciting times for Wales. It's probably our best chance to qualify in a while."

    A Wales spokesman said there were no plans to call up a replacement.

  29. Question of Sport teaser

    With the penultimate weekend of the Formula 1 season still fresh in the memory, we posed this Brazilian GP-related question to get you thinking.

    Since 2000, which 10 drivers have won Formula 1's Brazilian Grand Prix?

    The answers were Button, Coulthard, Fisichella, Massa, Montoya, Raikkonen, Rosberg, Schumacher, Vettel and Webber. What do you mean it was easy?

  30. Injured Reus out of Germany games


    Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Marco Reus has been ruled out of Germany's final two internationals of the year through injury.

    Reus, 25, tore a ligament and tendon, as well as suffering a swollen ankle, in Dortmund's 1-0 win against Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday.

    World champions Germany host Gibraltar in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday, before meeting European champions Spain on Tuesday.

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    Brian: Adebayor makes some good points. Fellow Spurs fans criticise too much too quickly. The player performance/fan support is a complex relationship. But what we want to see first and foremost is effort. All fans would give everything to play just once for our club. So when players appear not to give 100% it really hurts.

  32. Watson rises to world number 3


    The new world golf rankings are out today, and they make pleasant reading for Bubba Watson.

    The two-time Masters champion is up to third in the world after his triumph at the WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai, his highest-ever ranking.

  33. Wawrinka thrashes Berdych


    It's all over at the O2, where Stan Wawrinka has absolutely steamrollered Tomas Berdych 6-1 6-1 in 58 minutes.

    That's a hugely impressive victory for the Swiss, his fifth straight success over Berdych, and sets him up nicely to make the semi-finals in London.

  34. Get involved


    David Nicholas: Negative over-paid donkeys like Adebayor epitomise why Spurs are in decline. Hard working youth players have to be the core.

    Adon Bilivit: It's acceptable to boo your own team. When you pay a lot to see multi millionaires who don't try hard enough they deserve it.

  35. Live text fixed...Berdych broken


    Hurrah! The gremlins have been defeated and the live text coverage of the tennis is now up and running - follow it here.

    While BBC Sport has been fixed, Tomas Berdych on the other hand has been broken yet again and is 3-1 down in the second set.

  36. Pearson not fearful of Foxes sack


    Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has said he is not worried about losing his job and finds it "ludicrous" that his future is even being discussed.

    Saturday's 2-0 loss at Southampton was the fifth loss in six and keeps them in the Premier League relegation zone.

    Pearson told BBC Radio Leicester: "I find it quite irritating that every time we have a setback it's always about a manager's position.

    "It's ludicrous really but that's the industry we work in."

  37. Luton set to sign Gibbons after drugs ban


    Luton manager John Still has confirmed the League Two side plan to sign former Sunderland youth captain Lewis Gibbons, who recently completed a two-year drugs ban.

    The defender, 20, was released by the Black Cats after testing positive for a metabolite of cocaine and cannabis and returned to football last month with non-league Durham City.

  38. Wawrinka takes first set


    It's smooth sailing for Stanislas Wawrinka at the O2 at the moment. The Swiss has wrapped up that first set against Tomas Berdych 6-1 in less than half an hour.

    Here's a stat for you: Berdych has played in four Tour Finals and never won his opening match. Right now, that doesn't look like it's going to change any time soon.

  39. Fer called up by Netherlands


    Leroy Fer

    QPR midfielder Leroy Fer has been called up by the Netherlands for their upcoming matches: a European Championship qualifier against Latvia and a friendly against Mexico.

    Fer wasn't initially in Guus Hiddink's squad but has got the nod following injuries to midfielders Nigel de Jong and Davy Klaassen.

    Luuk de Jong has also been called up for what's actually a pretty big match for the Oranje.

    After three losses in his first four matches since taking over from Louis van Gaal after the World Cup, Hiddink has staked his future on the result of the Latvia qualifier, hinting he may quit if the Dutch team loses.

  40. Wawrinka in control


    As you may have realised, we've had a small technical meltdown at BBC Towers, leading to the untimely demise of our tennis live text this afternoon. Sorry about that.

    You can, however, watch live video of the match here, and we will of course keep you updated on Sportsday. Anyway, the news is that Stan Wawrinka has made a blistering start and is 5-0 up on Tomas Berdych after just 17 minutes. Blimey.

  41. Get involved


    Cleveland Browns fans boo

    We're switching gears on today's Get Involved now. Following Emmanuel Adebayor's comments that Spurs "might be better playing away" due to the negative atmosphere at White Hart Lane, we want to know what you think about fans booing their own teams?

    Is it ever acceptable, or just one of football's cardinal sins? And if clubs could sack their fans, who would be "under pressure" the most?

    Let us know your thoughts via the usual channels: on Twitter at #bbcsportsday, and via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  42. Houghton to join Middlesex coaching staff


    David Houghton has agreed a deal to become Middlesex's new batting coach from January onwards, replacing Mark Ramprakash, who has joined England's coaching staff.

    The former Zimbabwe batsman will move to Lord's on a two-year deal, when his current coaching commitments with Somerset end.

  43. Villa's Johnson joins Oldham


    Daniel Johnson

    Oldham Athletic have signed Aston Villa midfielder Daniel Johnson on loan until 5 January.

    The 22-year-old had recently returned to Villa after making 13 appearances in a three-month loan spell with the Latics' League One rivals Chesterfield.

  44. Wawrinka taking on Berdych


    Tennis fans, listen up! We have live text and radio commentary for you on the latest action from the ATP Tour Finals, with Stan Wawrinka taking on Tomas Berdych right about now.

    Get yourself over to the live page, where Aimee Lewis will talk you through that intriguing Group A clash.

    The early doubles match at the O2, by the way, was a bit of a thriller, with third seeds Alex Peya and Bruno Soares prevailing over fifth seeds Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau, 12-10 in the champions' tie-break.

  45. Bosnia have 'no hope' without Dzeko


    Edin Dzeko

    Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is likely to miss Bosnia and Herzegovina's Euro 2016 qualifier in Israel on Sunday due to a calf injury, and coach Safet Susic has offered an unusually frank assessment of his side's chances without the lanky target man.

    "If Dzeko can't play we will be resigned to playing for a draw against Israel because we have no hope of winning without him," Susic told Bosnian media.

    That's the spirit eh, Safet!

  46. Scotland eye vital win


    Scotland assistant coach Mark McGhee believes Friday's home qualifier against the Republic of Ireland "will go a long way" to deciding if either nation can reach Euro 2016.

    Ireland have seven points from their opening three matches, including a 1-1 draw at world champions Germany, to sit second behind Poland in Group D. Scotland have four points and are level with the Germans.

    "They have made the better start but I'm not saying they are favourites because I think home advantage will help us," says McGhee.

    "This game will go a long way to decide if we qualify. I'm not saying it is decisive, or a must-win, but victory would give either side a huge advantage."

  47. England could make 'tweaks' v S Africa

    Rugby Union

    Lancaster has also hinted he will make "tweaks" to the side for the Springboks match, but not wholesale changes.

    There are also minor injury question marks over lock Dave Attwood (knee) and wing Semesa Rokoduguni (hip), but they should be fit to train tomorrow. Centre Kyle Eastmond missed training today due to sickness.

  48. Lancaster hopeful of Lawes return

    Rugby Union

    Courtney Lawes

    Some England rugby union lines to bring you now. England head coach Stuart Lancaster says he's optimistic that lock Courtney Lawes will be fit to face South Africa in the second autumn international on Saturday.

    The lock forward left the field in the first half of Saturday's match against New Zealand after taking a blow to the head, and is undergoing the normal "return to play protocols" for concussion.

    Lancaster said this lunchtime that Lawes and hooker Dylan Hartley are now "symptom-free" and if they come through further tests on Thursday they should be free to return to training.

  49. Best of BBC Sport video

    We've got some cracking videos on the site for you at the moment.

    Check out this sensational footage of Britain's Rachael Letsche's World Championship-winning tumbling routine. You might want to let your lunch go down before you try and replicate that one.

    Equally spectacular, but for very different reasons, is this absolute doozy of an own goal by Borussia Monchengladbach's Christoph Kramer. A real head-in-hands moment.

    And we've also got the latest instalment of Match of the Day 3, where presenter Mark Chapman is joined by Martin Keown and Alan Shearer to discuss Southampton's title chances and the conflicting aspirations of Newcastle United.

  50. Larsson steps down at Falkenberg


    Henrik Larsson

    Former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson has stepped down as coach of Swedish minnows Falkenberg despite keeping the club in the Swedish top flight.

    "We would have liked to see a continuation but of course we respect his decision," sporting director Hakan Nilsson said in a statement, adding that Larsson's decision was not entirely unexpected.

    The 43-year-old has been linked with the manager's job at IFK Gothenburg following the sacking of Mikael Stahre a week ago.

  51. Scotland news conference



    Scotland assistant coach Mark McGhee is sat on the top table as the media grill him ahead of this week's double header.

    Scotland face Euro 2016 qualifying opponents Republic of Ireland on Friday, before hosting the Auld Enemy - England - next week.

    And McGhee insists there is only one result that matters. "The Ireland game is much more important to us, although England will be special for obvious reasons," he says.

  52. Exeter waiting on Botha diagnosis

    Rugby Union

    Chrysander Botha

    Exeter boss Rob Baxter will wait to see the extent of Chrysander Botha's broken leg and dislocated ankle before seeing if he needs to sign another full-back.

    Botha was hurt in Namibia's 17-13 loss to Canada on Friday, with Exeter having only brought in cover for him, in the form of Byron McGuigan, last week.

    "With a broken leg and dislocated ankle, even if it's not complicated, it could be a while," he told BBC Radio Devon.

    "If it's complicated and someone turns round and writes the season off for us then that's slightly different, we may have to have a look at things.

  53. Morrison cleared of some charges


    West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been cleared of threatening to throw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend and have her 'murdered for £10,000' .

    Morrison, currently on loan at Cardiff, is still due to go on trial on 26 January, facing charges of actual bodily harm and assault by beating against Reah Mansoor, and assault by beating against her mother Parveen.

  54. Brazil star commits future to Chelsea


    Oscar on his new Chelsea contract: "I am so happy because I love playing for Chelsea and living in England. I have enjoyed playing here for two years, and now I have five more, so I am very happy."

  55. Brazil star commits future to Chelsea


    Chelsea announce Brazil midfielder Oscar has extended his contract at Stamford Bridge to 2019.

  56. ATP World Tour finals


    Day two of the ATP World Tour finals is alive and kicking at London's O2 Arena.

    First up is the men's doubles. Third seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares are ahead against Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau after winning the first set 6-3.

    Once that match has concluded, it is back to the men's singles as Stan Wawrinka faces Tomas Berdych. You can watch, read and listen to that match live here on the BBC Sport website.

  57. We're scared of booing fans - Adebayor



    Tottenham striker Adebayor says he and his team-mates would rather play away from White Hart Lane at the moment because of the negative atmosphere generated by home supporters.

    The Togo international, speaking after Spurs' 2-1 home defeat against Stoke on Sunday, reckons the crowd's reaction made the players afraid to take responsibility against the Potters.

    Spurs have been beaten by West Brom, Newcastle and Liverpool at home this season and are currently 12th in the Premier League table.

    "I think it might be better to play away from home at the moment because at least we know beforehand we are guaranteed to be booed because they want their home club to win," he says.

    "But when you are playing at home and your own fans start booing you after a few minutes then it is harder."

  58. We're scared of booing fans - Adebayor


    Emmanuel Adebayor has been sounding off about Tottenham's recent troubles - with a refreshing amount of honesty from a modern-day footballer. Although his words probably won't go down well with Spurs fans...

  59. Pakistan declare with Shehzad in hospital


    An update on the first Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan have declared on an imposing 566-3, with Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq both reaching unbeaten centuries after Ahmed Shehzad earlier struck 176.

    However, Shehzad is now in hospital with a fractured skull after being hit on the head by a Corey Anderson short ball.

    "The specialist surgeon has confirmed minor fracture and has advised 48 hours of close monitoring. In case the pain doesn't subside than the surgeon may opt for decompression," said team manager Moin Khan.

  60. England learn Euro U21 fixtures


    England's fixtures at the 2015 European Under-21 Championship finals in Czech Republic have been confirmed.

    Gareth Southgate's men will start against Portugal on 18 June in Uherske Hradiste, then face Sweden in Olomouc three days' later.

    They will return to Olomouc on 24 June for their final group game against Italy.

  61. Champion Froch 'ready to retire'


    Carl Froch

    WBA and IBF super-middleweight Carl Froch tells BBC Sport he is ready to quit the ring unless a super-fight in Las Vegas materialises.

    In an exclusive Inside Out behind-the-scenes special, he says: "Am I ready to retire? Yes, damn right, I'm ready to retire. I've reached the pinnacle."

    The programme will be shown on BBC One in the East Midlands at 19:30 GMT on Monday.

  62. Get involved


    Connor: Chelsea can be caught, looking at City squad they have the potential to win a lot of games, they just need to get back in form.

  63. Scotland call up Paterson


    Callum Paterson

    Hearts defender Callum Paterson is called into the Scotland squad for the games against the Republic of Ireland and England.

    The right-back, 20, has been drafted in by boss Gordon Strachan to replace injured Stoke defender Phil Bardsley.

    Paterson has represented his nation at various youth levels, but it is his first senior selection.

  64. Kohli to lead India in Australia


    Virat Kohli

    India have announced that batsman Virat Kohli will captain the team for the first Test against Australia, with MS Dhoni absent with a wrist injury.

    Dhoni is expected to return in time for the second Test. Opening batsman Lokesh Rahul and spinner Karn Sharma are the uncapped players in the squad for the series.

    The first Test starts in Brisbane on 4 December.

  65. Question of Sport

    Thinking caps at the ready, it's time for today's Question of Sport teaser - and it's one for the Formula 1 fans among you today.

    Since 2000, which 10 drivers have won Formula 1's Brazilian Grand Prix?

    We'll bring you the answer later this afternoon.

  66. FA responds to BME report


    The Football Association says it wants to "maintain the momentum of change and build on the work" in developing more black and ethnic minority coaches.

    A report has found there are only 19 BME coaches in the 552 'top' coaching positions at professional English clubs.

    "This report underlines why we all need to continue to work together, to address the lack of BME representation beyond the pitch and the 'closed systems' which maintain it," says Heather Rabbatts, an FA board member and chair of its Inclusion Advisory Board.

  67. BME coaching opportunities not improving - Roberts


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Opportunities for black and ethnic minority coaches in professional English football are not improving, adds Jason Roberts.

    "Football did a fantastic job in confronting racism and discrimination in the 1970s and 1980s on the pitch, but it has not gone far enough," the ex-Wigan striker tells BBC Radio 5 live.

    "Things are not getting better. Ten years ago we had three black managers - we went into this season with none.

    "That shows there are real problems with football. We have to confront them and have a real dialogue about them."

  68. Lack of black coaches 'implausible'


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Wigan striker Jason Roberts says there is "no doubt" that only 19 black and ethnic minority (BME) coaches working at professional English clubs is a problem.

    A report has found that BME coaches only take up 3.4% of the 552 'top' coaching positions, despite at least 25% of players coming from BME backgrounds.

    "You only have to look at the numbers to see that it is implausible to have close to 30% of black players over 30 years who all love the job and want to continue within the game, but only 19 black coaches," Roberts tells BBC Radio 5 live.

    "I would say it is because of the closed shop recruitment that we find within football. It is simply not good enough in 2014."

  69. Shrewsbury's Demetriou expects Cyprus call


    Here's another interesting local line for you, courtesy of BBC Radio Shropshire's James Bond: Shrewsbury Town defender Mickey Demetriou is in line for a surprise international call-up by Cyprus.

    The 24-year-old left-back, who only made his Football League debut in August following his summer move from Kidderminster Harriers, qualifies through his Cypriot grandfather.

    "The Cyprus FA are investigating his eligibility to play," Town's chief executive Matt Williams told BBC Radio Shropshire. "They've monitored his progress, and were very impressed with him in our League Cup tie with Chelsea."

  70. Local paper round-up


    Here's your mid-morning round-up of some of the stories making the news in the regional press this morning.

    Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has refused to rule out a Saints tilt at the title after continuing their winning streak against Leicester at the weekend. "Nothing is impossible," the Daily Echo quotes the Dutchman saying.

    Things are not so rosy at Manchester City and defender Bacary Sagna has apparently issued a rallying cry to the rest of the dressing room. The Manchester Evening News reports that Sagna has urged his team-mates to match the performance levels of star striker Sergio Aguero.

    Meanwhile, the Liverpool Echo reports that Raheem Sterling is backing the return of Daniel Sturridge to revitalise Liverpool's fortunes.

  71. On this day

    Marquez becomes youngest world champion

    Marc Marquez

    We've not had to dig too far back into the BBC Sport archives for today's On This Day. In fact, we're asking you to cast your minds back to just last year, when Marc Marquez became the youngest ever MotoGP world champion.

    Marquez finished second at the season finale in Valencia one year ago to seal the world title at the tender age of 20.

    It would be fair to say the Spaniard hasn't exactly suffered from second-season syndrome. He sewed up this year's title last month and has gone on to notch up a record-breaking 13 wins. Unstoppable.

  72. Birthdays

    Faustino Asprilla

    Remember this man? Former Colombia and Newcastle striker Faustino Asprilla is 45 today.

    Other Premier League stars of the recent past who are blowing out the candles today are ex-Arsenal keeper Jens Lehmann, also 45, one-time Liverpool midfielder Patrik Berger, who's 41, and former Spurs striker Steffen Iversen, a youthful 38.

    Away from football, Formula 1's Eddie Irvine is 49, and long-jump world-record holder Mike Powell is 51.

  73. Bury confirm Loach poach


    Earlier we told you that League Two high-flyers Bury were set to sign Rotherham keeper Scott Loach. Now the Shakers have confirmed the move.

    Loach, who you may remember was called up to a full England squad by Fabio Capello in the distant past, joins on loan from the Millers until 17 January.

  74. Get involved


    Raymond Tolulope: BBC African player nominee isn't complete without Cameroon's Stephan Mbia. He was very vital as Seville won Europa League.

  75. 'Job done' for Gateshead - Mills


    Let's stick with the FA Cup for a moment. Gateshead manager Gary Mills has admitted his relief at his side's comfortable progress to round two with a 4-0 win at Evo-Stik South outfit Norton on Sunday.

    Mills' side were without top scorer Jon Shaw, one of five senior absentees, but a hat-trick from Rob Ramshaw and Alex Rodman's opener sealed victory.

    "We've come through a tricky little tie, and got through safely," Mills tells BBC Newcastle. "The players have done well and we've come and done the job we wanted to do."

  76. FA Cup highlights


    Want to watch Worcester's day in the sun? Then head over to our page dedicated to video highlights from the FA Cup weekend.

    Along with Worcester's win, you can see Northern Premier League side Blyth reach the second round, the nine-goal thriller between Gosport and Colchester, or any other game which takes you fancy.

    In fact, you could watch every one of the 35 first-round matches if you want. Just don't tell the boss because it won't help your productivity in the office.

  77. Beating Coventry is 'dream come true'


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Worcester City

    Ah, the magic of the FA Cup. It's still there you know. Just ask Worcester City.

    The Conference North side produced one of the biggest shocks of the first round with a 2-1 win at League One outfit Coventry City.

    "It was an unbelievable day," Worcester boss Carl Heeley tells BBC Radio 5 live. "The amount of fans who came to support us is something which will live with us for a long time.

    "Obviously I'm delighted with the result but the reality of what we've achieved as a group is only just sinking in. It's a dream come true."

  78. McCarthy wants consistent backing


    Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy calls for more backing from fans when the team are not at their best.

    They have risen to fourth in the Championship following three successive wins, the latest against Watford on Saturday - but there were grumbles among some supporters during a 2-2 draw with Huddersfield two weeks ago.

    "I get people's frustration and annoyance when you give up a two-goal lead," McCarthy tells BBC Radio Suffolk. "But that is when we need the support - it is the vital time we need the support."

  79. Pakistan in control


    Pakistan v New Zealand

    Pakistan continue to dominate as they rack up a mammoth first-innings tally in their opening Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.

    They are 471-3 at tea on the second day, with Younus Khan unbeaten on 65 and skipper Misbah-ul Haq on 44 not out. The pair are building on the brilliant start made by Ahmed Shehzad (176) and Azhar Ali (87).

    New Zealand seamer Corey Anderson was the pick of the bowlers with 2-60, while leg-spinner Ish Sodhi has figures of 1-151.

  80. Get involved


    Lucy Bell: I'd take Shaw and Chambers as exceptional prospects. Lambert wouldn't come back. Lallana and Lovren have shown their colours.

  81. No Blaise for France


    Blaise Matuidi

    Paris St-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi will miss France's forthcoming friendlies against Albania and Sweden after breaking a bone in his hand in Sunday's 2-0 victory over Marseille.

    The French Football Federation says he has been replaced in Didier Deschamps' squad by Lyon player Maxime Gonalons.

  82. Bury poach Loach?


    BBC Radio Manchester: Bury are set to sign goalkeeper Scott Loach from Rotherham on loan until January.

  83. Get involved


    Gary: None of the players (or manager) that we disposed of in the summer are good enough for Southampton this season!

  84. Shelvey in the stiffs


    While the rest of his England mates join up with the national squad, spare a thought for Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey. He was not given the call from Roy Hodgson and instead will feature for the Swans' Under-21s tonight as they take on Brentford.

    Shelvey missed Sunday's 2-1 victory over Arsenal through suspension and will use the match to maintain his match sharpness.

  85. Cole ready for full Tigers return

    Rugby Union

    England prop Dan Cole says he is ready to start for Leicester Tigers after playing his first game for nine months in Sunday's 29-13 LV= Cup win over Sale.

    "If picked I feel good to go. I have had nine months of doing not a lot," Cole, who came on as a replacement, told BBC Radio Leicester.

    "I was just pleased to get out there and run about. It's a bit of auto pilot when you get on the field. There are a few nerves beforehand but once you are on, the adrenaline takes over. There isn't time to think about things."

  86. BBC African Footballer of the Year


    Toure? Aubameyang? Brahimi? Enyeama? Gervinho?

    Tough one. But fans of African football have until 18:00 GMT on Monday, 24 November to decide and vote for their choice. Go to this page for all the voting details and the lowdown on each of the five contenders.

  87. BBC African Footballer of the Year


    BBC African Footballer of the Year

    It is that time of year again. Nope, not Christmas - it's far too early. Time for you to decide the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2014. The five-man shortlist has been announced so take your pick...

    Yaya Toure (Manchester City and Ivory Coast) - midfielder

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund and Gabon) - forward

    Yacine Brahimi (Porto and Algeria) - forward

    Vincent Enyeama (Lille and Nigeria) - goalkeeper

    Gervinho (Roma and Ivory Coast) - forward

  88. Get involved


    Norwegian Saint: Oi.... BBC, Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool... blah blah blah. How about a mention of brilliant Southampton instead of our rejects?

    The floor is yours Saints fans. Would you take any of your departed players back?

  89. Recoba rolling back the years


    Remember Alvaro Recoba? That left-footed, creative attacking midfielder of Inter Milan and Uruguay fame? He's still going at the ripe old age of 38.

    Recoba rolled back the years to dramatically win the Uruguayan Clasico after stepping off the bench for current club Nacional. He smashed in a 30-yard free-kick in the fifth minute of stoppage time as Nacional beat arch-rivals Penarol 2-1.

  90. Wawrinka ready to roll


    Stan Wawrinka

    Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka: Next stop The O2 ! First match at 2pm! #FinalShowdown #ATP #worldtourfinals #LoveIt

    The 29-year-old Swiss faces Tomas Berdych later on.

  91. Bellissima!


    Corriere dello Sport front page

    You don't need to be an Italian expert to decipher this headline from Italy's Corriere dello Sport. Yes, Juventus were in seventh heaven yesterday as they put Parma to the sword, handing the Crociati their heaviest-ever Serie A defeat.

    Corriere says that the fate of Parma coach Roberto Donadoni is "in the balace", with his side propping up the Italian top flight. Former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo, currently the youth coach at Parma, is one intriguing name being linked with the top job.

    As for Juve, they are three points clear at the top after their magnificent performance.

  92. Hamilton must beware double trouble

    Formula 1

    Daily Express back page

    He might not be looking quite as glum as Arsene Wenger, but there was still no disguising Lewis Hamilton's disappointment after his defeat at the hands of title rival Nico Rosberg at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

    The Express warns that that setback could throw Hamilton's hopes of winning the drivers' championship into jeopardy with double points on the line in the season-ending GP in Abu Dhabi - meaning Hamilton must finish second if Rosberg wins again.

    There's also a line on England rugby union full-back Mike Brown, who has promised that defeat to New Zealand will only fuel England's determination to beat South Africa on Saturday. Don't forget, we'll bring you the breaking news from England's news conference at 12.30.

  93. Wenger waves the white flag?


    The Sun back page

    The Sun is among several papers to feature a glowering Arsene Wenger on the back page this morning.

    Like many others, the Sun focuses on the Arsenal manager's contentious admission that Chelsea are unlikely to be caught if they continue their current fine form. "11 games...and Wenger gives up," the paper says.

    One manager who certainly couldn't be accused of giving up is Newcastle's Alan Pardew. He also appears on the back page of the Sun after the resurgent Magpies notched up their fifth straight win yesterday.

  94. Arsenal's Swansea surrender


    Telegraph Sport front page

    We've already heard that Arsene Wenger wasn't best pleased with Arsenal's performance yesterday, and the Telegraph certainly doesn't pull any punches in their assessment of the Gunners' defeat. 'Surrender' is their damning headline.

    The paper's Matt Law says: "Arsenal once again failed to show the spirit to drag them through a game, having surrendered a three-goal lead against Anderlecht in the Champions League."

    In fact, the Telegraph is in no mood for fence-sitting all round this morning, describing Andy Murray's defeat to Kei Nishikori as "abject", and England's rugby union defeat to New Zealand as "all too familiar". Ouch...

  95. Pochettino not feeling the pressure


    Those Europa League nights are beginning to take their toll on Spurs. Stoke's 2-1 win was the fourth time that Pochettino's men have gone under in the next match after a European game.

    But the Argentine boss is remaining calm. Asked if he was starting to feel the pressure after the Stoke defeat, he said: "No, but when you lose you are always unhappy. We need to find a solution very quickly. This is my challenge in the next few weeks."

  96. Get involved

    Is Kevin right? Where do the problems lie for Spurs? Mauricio Pochettino's tenure is limping along, with his team down in 12th after taking just 14 points from his opening 11 matches. Is Pochettino to blame? Or is it Levy?

    And what about Manchester City? They have become reliant on Sergio Aguero digging them out of trouble recently - is Manuel Pellegrini's beginning to feel the pressure?

    Let us know your thoughts using #bbcsportsday or by texting 81111. Come on *adopts Delia voice* let's be having you!

  97. Get involved

    via text on 81111

    Kevin, Hornchurch: Daniel Levy should hang his head in shame for the shambles at Spurs that he has created. Consistent, total incompetence over time! Just not acceptable any longer. How can he possibly continue?

  98. Post update

    Queens Park Rangers midfielder Karl Henry: Good result against the champions on Saturday and a great team performance. Our supporters were magnificent too!!!

  99. Life's tough at the top


    While we have highlighted the deficiencies of both Arsenal and Liverpool, there are plenty of other disgruntled Premier League fans out there. Particularly at two other under-achieving clubs - Manchester City and Tottenham.

    Premier League champions City laboured to a 2-2 draw at newly-promoted QPR, while Spurs suffered another Europa League hangover after going down at home to Stoke.

  100. Hammering on the Champions League door


    High-flying West Ham were held to a 0-0 draw against struggling Aston Villa at the weekend - but there were positives. They are fourth in the Premier League. They are unbeaten in five matches. And they welcomed back England striker Andy Carroll after injury.

    Hammers midfielder Mark Noble reckons they have the strength to continue their surprise challenge at the top of the table.

    "It was a good performance from the lads and it was nice to have Andy back out there," he tells the Hammers' official website.

    "It's a very good squad with a lot of competition for places. We've got to thrive off that competition and want to get better."

  101. Monday's order of play


    While Murray recharges his batteries today, the four players contesting Group A at the ATP World Tour finals are back in action.

    Stan Wawrinka faces Tomas Berdych before Novak Djokovic takes on Marin Cilic, with a sprinkling of doubles in between. Plan your day around the order of play at the O2 Arena.

  102. Andy Murray column


    Andy Murray

    British number one Andy Murray made a disappointing start to his ATP World Tour Finals campaign with a straight-sets defeat by Japan's Kei Nishikori on Sunday.

    In his latest BBC Sport column, he discusses a tough year, defeat in London, 22 matches in 37 days and backing mum Judy on Strictly Come Dancing.

  103. Schurrle out of Germany squad


    Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle is out of Germany's Euro 2016 qualifier against Gibraltar and the friendly against Spain.

    Schurrle, 24, has been suffering with an infection and missed a significant amount of training in recent weeks.

    Schurrle, who did not feature in Saturday's 2-1 win at Liverpool, will not be replaced in Joachim Low's squad.

    "It was agreed with coach Joachim Low that he stays in London and trains individually to optimise his fitness," says a Germany statement.

  104. London-centric?


    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

    Brendan Rodgers insists that Liverpool's transfer policy will pay dividends and claims established transfer targets are reluctant to move to Merseyside.

    Last season's Premier League runners-up head into the international break 11th in the table, 15 points behind leaders Chelsea, who defeated Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield on Saturday.

    "The club has done everything they could over the course of the summer to get the players to come here," Rodgers says in Monday's Times. "In football terms, players look for more than that. They look for social factors, where they want to live.

    "We can't control that. If someone gets offered, say, more money to come here than elsewhere but they want to go to London, there is not much you can do about that."

  105. London-centric?


    Perhaps Mats Hummels wants to live in London rather than the north-west of England? That is a big factor when it comes to signing players apparently. Says who? Says Brendan Rodgers....

  106. Latest gossip


    Whether it is hearing about your neighbour's recent antics, or somebody in the office being a little naughty, we all love a bit of gossip. This isn't the place to discuss those two examples, so you'll just have to make do with some football-related tittle tattle instead.

    Manchester United's hopes of signing Mats Hummels, 25, have been dented with the Borussia Dortmund defender saying he would prefer a move to Arsenal. (Daily Express)

    Liverpool are desperate to beat Arsenal and Chelsea to the signing of Fulham's 17-year-old winger Patrick Roberts, who has made 14 first-team appearances. (Daily Mirror)

    Liverpool and Chelsea look set to battle it out for CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia, 26, in January. (Metro)

  107. Career best innings for Shehzad


    Ahmed Shehzad

    Pakistan opening batsmen Ahmed Shehzad compiled a career-best 176 before hitting his own wicket as his team continued to punish New Zealand.

    Pakistan have reached 347-2 at lunch on day two of the first test in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

    Follow the latest play - after lunch of course - with our over-by-over scorecard.

  108. Benaud reveals cancer treatment


    Former Australia captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud says that he is battling skin cancer.

    The 84-year-old is undergoing radiation therapy and made his illness public at an event in Sydney to mark the start of Australia's summer season.

    "I'm coping with it very well - the doctors are pleased," he says. "I'm going along slowly. The cancers need to be treated."

  109. Morning headlines

    Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton says he takes "zero comfort" from the 17-point lead he holds over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in the Formula 1 drivers' championship.

    Sports Minister Helen Grant describes black and ethnic minority coaches only holding 3.4% of professional jobs in English football as "appalling and worrying".

  110. Morning headlines

    So other than Arsene Wenger waving the white flag, what else might you have missed while you caught up on your sleep ahead of the new week? These are the headlines on the BBC Sport website...

  111. What's on the Monday menu?

    Yes, it is Monday. Yes, it is back to the grind for the majority of you. And yes, Sportsday is back to help ease the pain over the next 10 hours or so. Today's menu consists of the following delectable dishes:

    12:00 GMT: Tennis - day two of the ATP World Tour Finals

    12:30 GMT: Rugby union - England news conference ahead of South Africa clash

    13:00 GMT: Football - Scotland face the media ahead of Republic of Ireland/England matches.

    19:00 GMT: Football - The draw for the second round of the FA Cup

  112. Get involved


    Is Wenger right? Are the Blues going to sprint away with the Premier League with the ease that Usain Bolt darts to the 100m line? Let us know.

    If they are, then is the best team produced by Jose Mourinho/Chelsea? If not, how will they come unstuck and who will catch them?Tweet your thoughts using #bbcsportsday or text 81111.

  113. Runaway Blues


    Jose Mourinho isn't a man known for cracking a smile, but he must smiling inside at the start that his team have made.

    Premier League leaders Chelsea have won nine of their 11 games this term and have 29 points - four more than second-place Southampton.

    And Gunners boss Arsene Wenger believes no team will be able to catch the Blues this season. The Gunners lost 2-1 at Swansea on Sunday to slip 12 points behind Jose Mourinho's unbeaten side.

    "If they keep that up nobody will touch them," says Wenger. "It doesn't look like anybody is capable of challenging them at the moment."

  114. "If I could turn back time"


    If Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers could don a Cher wig and belt out her 1980s pop-rock classic outside the Emirates/Anfield in exchange for first and second place in the Premier League, then they would. Probably.

    Wenger and Rodgers will be waking up today, along with thousands of Arsenal and Liverpool fans, wondering what they must do to transform their team's fortunes. Apart from buying some defensive steel (Wenger). And buying back Luis Suarez (Rodgers).

    From those high notes of last season, Arsenal and Liverpool have slumped to sixth and 11th respectively. And it is Chelsea who are the runaway leaders after 11 matches.

  115. Post update

    Per Mertesacker

    Let's rewind 12 months. To a time when Arsenal were on top of the world. Well, top of the Premier League anyway.

    Liverpool were leading the chase behind them in second, with Chelsea gasping and wheezing a further place adrift.

    Seems a long time ago, doesn't it?