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Steve Canavan and Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Right, that's it for another Sportsday but don't go far as our live text commentary of tonight's Premier League match between Swansea and Stoke will be under way within the next hour.

    Kick-off itself is at 20:00 BST.

    We'll be back from 08:00 BST on Tuesday to keep you updated throughout the day with all the breaking sports news.

    Until then, cheerio!

  2. The death of European rugby?

    Rugby Union

    England out at the pool stage, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and France all losing in the quarter-finals... hard luck stories aside, it has not been a good Rugby World Cup for the northern hemisphere.

    BBC Sport's chief sports writer Tom Fordyce examines why and where it went wrong and how European rugby can recover.

    Read his thoughts here.

  3. Mourinho comments 'delivered calmly'


    More on the FA's written reasons for fining Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho £50,000 and giving him a suspended one-match stadium ban...

    In response to another Mourinho point of mitigation – that his comments were made post-match with tensions running high, the panel ruled that was “no excuse”.

    They added: “Mr Mourinho is an experienced manager and an experienced interviewee. This was not some spur-of-the-moment unguarded outburst. These were quite lengthy comments, delivered calmly and in a controlled way."

  4. Fines 'on their own not a deterrent for Mourinho'


    The FA has published its written reasons for fining Jose Mourinho £50,000 – a punishment the Portuguese described as “astonishing” and which he said he will appeal against – for his comments about referees not giving Chelsea penalties following  a 3-1 home loss to Southampton.

    He was also given a one-match stadium ban, suspended for 12 months.

    The FA panel claimed that increasing levels of fines are “not on their own going to be a reliable deterrent” for Mourinho.

    Mourinho had also tried to argue in mitigation that English is not his first language, but the panel decided “his English is far too sophisticated for that to affect our conclusion”.

  5. How rugby is helping kids in Memphis

    Rugby union

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    It might not be the first sport you would associate with the United States, but rugby has transformed the lives of some teenagers living in inner-city Memphis, Tennessee.

    Non-profit organisation Memphis Inner City Rugby was setup by college graduates Shane Young and Devin O'Brien in 2012 to bring low-income players to the sport and boost their aspirations.

    Listen to this clip to find out more about the fascinating project.

  6. Dar withdrawn from India-SA series


    Umpire Aleem Dar has been withdrawn from the India-South Africa series by the International Cricket Council.

    The governing body made the decision after far-right Hindu nationalists stormed the Board of Control for Cricket in India offices in Mumbai.

    Shiv Sena party activists threatened to prevent Pakistani Dar from standing in the fifth one-day international in Chennai on Sunday.

    Dar is a three-time winner of the ICC's Umpire of the Year award.

    Aleem Dar
  7. Goalscoring keeper 'got lucky'


    Stevenage goalkeeper Jesse Jorenen has played down his achievement in scoring against Wycombe.

    The 22-year-old Finn kicked the ball upfield from the edge of his area and then saw it bounce over opposite number Matt Ingram, with Boro going on to win Saturday's League Two game 2-1.

    "For me it was just a clearance. There was not much else to it, I got lucky with the wind and that was basically it," he told BBC Look East.

    Jesse Jorenen
  8. England World Cup review

    Rugby union

    Former England forward Ben Kay has been named among the five-man panel to review the hosts' dismal World Cup campaign and ex-team-mate Austin Healey has responded with a touch of sarcasm.

    Kay dropped the ball within a metre of a certain England try during the 2003 World Cup final against Australia.

    Just think, Jonny Wilkinson's winning drop goal may never have been necessary... 

  9. Moores signs new Notts contract


    Former England head coach Peter Moores has extended his contract as a coaching consultant at Nottinghamshire for a further two years.

    The 52-year-old was sacked by England in May after poor showings in the World Cup and the tour of the West Indies.

    Moores, who has twice won the County Championship, started his current role with Nottinghamshire in June.

  10. McLean warned over behaviour


    West Brom winger James McLean has been formally warned about his behaviour by the Football Association after he celebrated the Baggies’ 1-0 home victory over Sunderland on Saturday in front of the travelling supporters.

    The former Black Cats player’s actions triggered a confrontation between both sets of players at the end of the game and the FA has also reminded the clubs of their responsibilities.

  11. Millers sign Norwich defender Toffolo


    Rotherham United have signed Norwich City defender Harry Toffolo on a one-month loan deal. 

    The 20-year-old England Under-20 international has made one appearance for the Canaries, against the Millers in this season's League Cup. 

    He could make his debut for Rotherham in Tuesday's home game against Brentford in the Championship.

  12. 'Pardew's my inspiration'



    Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood is taking inspiration from Alan Pardew as he looks to improve his own fortunes.

    Sherwood is favourite to lose his job  after a seventh defeat in eight league games on Saturday left Villa 19th in the table.

    But he said: "I can take a lot of inspiration from people like Alan Pardew, who was screamed out of town in Newcastle and look at him now.

    "I can only control what I can do and I remain confident in that." 

  13. Appetising

    Formula 1

    The breakfast of a Mercedes F1 driver, and his choice of reading material too.

  14. Negredo left out again


    Valencia coach Nuno has left Alvaro Negredo out for Tuesday's Champions League Group H match at home to Ghent, the second consecutive game the former Spain striker will not feature in. 

    Media reports have said Nuno is unhappy with comments Negredo made about tactics but the Portuguese underlined on Monday that the decision not to include him was "purely sporting".

    Alvaro Negredo
  15. Cole on Coventry loan move


    A little more from Joe Cole:. "I've been playing in an era where we are very lucky and we appreciate that as footballers," said the midfielder.

    "Most of us come from council estates and working class.

    "You have an opportunity to lead a good life and finances are not going to be a problem for me.

    "That wasn't an issue for me coming here. I just want to play football, regardless of the level, proper football, competitive football.

    "I want to play for the right team and the right manager who plays the right way. I'm just excited to play a game."

  16. Cole on Coventry loan move



    Joe Cole insisted he is not interested in Coventry's money and joined the Sky Blues because he is desperate to play again.

    The ex-England midfielder made a shock loan move to the Ricoh from Aston Villa on Friday and is expected to make his Coventry debut in their League One game at Rochdale tomorrow.

    Villa are subsidising most of Cole's wages during his 35-day spell and the 33-year-old said money is not an issue.

    "If I was coming here for the money I wouldn't be here," said Cole.

  17. Evans: 'I'm drinking pink champagne'


    New Leeds boss Steve Evans gave a spectacular interview with BBC Radio Sheffield in April after Rotherham secured their place in the Championship next season with a 2-1 win over Reading.

    The former manage, who joined fans and players on the pitch after the game, said: "It’s my best ever result as a manager, ever. The pressure has been intense. There’s not been a lot of sleep. There’s been heartache.

    “There was a Millwall player who said we’ve not got bottle. Well, I’ve got 12 bottles of pink finest champagne and we’ll be drinking them for about a week! Look forward to League One, son, and keep your trap shut!"

    Listen to the interview

    Steve Evans
  18. Cellino fails owners' test


    More Leeds news

    Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino has been disqualified by the Football League after failing its owners' and directors' test.  

    A statement from the Football League says: 

    "In June, Mr Cellino was found guilty by a Court in Sardinia of an offence under Italian tax legislation relating to the non-payment of VAT on the importation of a Land Rover vehicle.  This resulted in a fine of €40,000 and the confiscation of the vehicle in question.

    "Having considered detailed legal advice and the Court’s reasoned judgment, as supplied by Mr Cellino, the board determined that the decision of the Italian Court constitutes a disqualifying condition under the owners' and directors' test. 

    "Mr Cellino has until 28 October to appeal against the board's decision.  Any such appeal would be heard by an independent panel."

  19. Blues prepare for Kiev test

    Dynamo Kiev v Chelsea (Tues, 19:45 BST)

  20. Test of knowledge


    A Question of Sport Teaser

    Earlier we asked you to name the six players who have scored a Premier League hat-trick this term.

    The answer? Sergio Aguero, Steven Naismith, Alexis Sanchez, Raheem Sterling, Georginio Wijnaldum and Callum Wilson.

  21. World Rugby 'no review' into TMO

    Rugby Union

    Rugby's governing body has no plans to review the use of the television match official (TMO), despite a furore after it was not invoked during the controversial finale of Australia's World Cup quarter-final win over Scotland.

    Australia edged the Scots 35-34 at Twickenham with a last minute three-pointer and, while TV replays showed the decisive penalty may have been awarded in error, the referee had not been permitted to consult the TMO due to the nature of the infringement.

    "In the build-up to the tournament we have been at pains to explain the exact remit and protocols around the TMO," a World Rugby (WR) spokesman told Reuters on Monday. 

  22. Eden Hazard latest

    Dynamo Kiev v Chelsea (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    A little more from the Chelsea news conference, courtesy of Press Association's sports reporter in Kiev...

  23. Falcao going nowhere

    Dynamo Kiev v Chelsea (Tues, 19:45 BST)


    One of the more interesting exchanges of Jose Mourinho's news conference came when he was asked to comment on newspaper reports suggesting he would cut short the season-long loan spell of Radamel Falcao, and let the striker return to Monaco in January.

    "I speak with Falcao every day," mourinho said. "It's quite strange the press know something I don't know and my club doesn't know."  

  24. Celebrating a milestone

    Dynamo Kiev v Chelsea (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Mourinho reveals that he didn't realise Saturday's win over Aston Villa marked his 200th win as manager of Chelsea.

    Mourinho says he saw Dinamo's game against Shakhtar Donetsk on Friday on TV, and sent one of his assistants to watch it live.

  25. 'Let's change results'

    Dynamo Kiev v Chelsea (Tues, 19:45 BST)


    So to that Chelsea news conference we were talking about.

    Manager Jose Mourinho has been talking to the media and begins by saying that the most important thing at this stage of the season is changing results, and winning matches domestically and in Europe.

    The gaffer also reveals that Pedro and Loic Remy have little injuries. Mourinho says they are "nothing serious" but not worth taking a risk - meanign the pair won't start tomorrow.

  26. Rooney closing in


    Not content with breaking the England all-time scoring record, Wayne Rooney is not far off smashing the Man United one too.

  27. Magpies keeper revels in win


    Newcastle recorded their first league win of the season in spectacular style on Sunday -a 6-2 victory over Norwich.

  28. Chelsea news conference

    Dynamo Kiev v Chelsea (Tues, 19:45 BST)

  29. Potter pens new Dons deal


    MK Dons midfielder Darren Potter has signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2017, with the option of another 12 months.

    The 30-year-old ex-Republic of Ireland international has made 189 appearances for the Dons since joining in 2011 after leaving Sheffield Wednesday.

  30. Evans appointed Leeds manager


    Adam Pope

    Leeds United Commentator

    Just grabbed a quick work with Steve Evans who says: "I'm humbled and honoured. This is a frighteningly big club. Someone has to get it right here. Why not me? I have won a lot of football matches.

    "If I fail I become a statistic but I will put my life into the Leeds United job. I will move into the city and the fans will see me."

  31. Luton captain McNulty joins Tranmere


    Luton Town captain Steve McNulty has joined National League side Tranmere Rovers on loan to be closer to his family.

    The 32-year-old has made 124 appearances for the Hatters since signing from Fleetwood in January 2013. The deal is set to be made permanent when the January transfer window opens.

    "In the end, it was decided that it was in everyone's best interests for this to happen," Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio.

  32. Chelsea news conference

    Dynamo Kiev v Chelsea (Tue, 19:45 BST)

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live in Kiev


    Full house for Jose Mourinho's press conference here in Kiev.  

  33. McGeechan and Kay on RFU review panel

    Rugby Union

    Sir Ian McGeechan and Ben Kay will sit on the Rugby Football Union panel appointed to review England's dismal World Cup showing, the governing body announces.

    McGeechan, the former British and Irish Lions and Scotland coach, and 2003 World Cup winner Kay are among the five men who will conduct the inquest into the failure to reach the knockout stage for the first time in the nation's rugby history.

    Also present is former Football Association chief executive Ian Watmore and Ian Ritchie, who holds the same position at the RFU. 

    Chris Robshaw
  34. McGeechan and Kay on RFU review panel

    Rugby Union

    Sir Ian McGeechan and Ben Kay will sit on the Rugby Football Union panel appointed to review England's dismal World Cup showing, the governing body announces.

    McGeechan, the former British and Irish Lions and Scotland coach, and 2003 World Cup winner Kay are among the five men who will conduct the inquest into the failure to reach the knockout stage for the first time in the nation's rugby history.

    Also present is former Football Association chief executive Ian Watmore and Ian Ritchie, who holds the same position at the RFU. 

    Chris Robshaw
  35. Comedy stretcher work


    You know how it is when you're injured during a match.

    You just want to be carried gently and quickly off the pitch, then get some treatment.

    Well, maybe someone might want to tell that to the physio at Greek Second Division club Ergotelis.

    In what has to be video of the day, here they are carrying injured midfielder Leonardo Koutris from the pitch ... dropping him only the two times en route to the touchline. Comedy gold.

  36. Hamilton 'not over until it's over'

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton insists he is not "taking anything for granted" as he closes in on a third Formula One world championship.

    The 30-year-old will become the first British driver to successfully defend his grand prix crown if he wins in Austin on Sunday and Sebastian Vettel, now his closest challenger, finishes third or lower. 

    "I've learned from experience that nothing is ever done until it's done in this sport, so I won't be taking anything for granted going into the weekend," said Hamilton. 

  37. British Masters set for The Grove


    Former world number one Luke Donald will host next year's British Masters at The Grove parkland course on the outskirts of London. 

    It will be the second time The Grove has been the venue for a European Tour event, having hosted a World Golf Championship tournament in 2006 won by Tiger Woods. 

     "I was lucky enough to be able to play that event and I'm excited we are going back," Donald told

    Luke Donald
  38. Get Involved


    Which sporting personality would you choose to run their sport and why?

    Glyn Smith: Barry Hearn has reinvigorated flagging sports (Darts & Snooker) so he'd be my pick. Visionary.

    Dave W: If you want integrity ask Bobby Charlton to run FIFA for 2 years. He would be elected unopposed.

    King Zorba: I'd get Cristiano Ronaldo to run FIFA. There's a man who can look at himself in the mirror.

  39. Hoban keen to show 'animal instinct'


    Oxford United striker Patrick Hoban was once described as a "caged animal" by manager Michael Appleton - and admits he is "chomping at the bit" for regular starts this season.

    The Irishman has only begun two games so far for the U's.

    "I've got to wait for my chance and hopefully that animal instinct comes out when it does," he told BBC Sport.

  40. Leeds sack Rosler & hand Evans role


    For those who haven't followed today's events:

    Earlier, Leeds sacked head coach Uwe Rosler after 12 games in charge and have handed Steve Evans a deal until the end of the season.

    Rosler, 46, took charge of the Elland Road side in May but Saturday's defeat by Championship leaders Brighton means they are without a home win all season.

  41. Steve Evans handed Leeds role


  42. 'I like his passion'


    Adam Pope

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    More from Leeds owner Massimo Cellino... 

    On backing Uwe Rosler in September: "I was sincere when I said that. But I've not slept in the international break and have to make decisions."

    Cellino says Evans will have to work with the existing squad. "We have a good team. I like his [Evans] passion, fight and he is determined." 

  43. Leeds give Evans contract until June


    Adam Pope

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Steve Evans

    Had a quick word with Massimo Cellino, who says Steve Evans will be on a rolling contract until June after being brought in to replace Uwe Rosler earlier on Monday.

    Cellino told me that with Rosler: "It wasn't working. I could not see the team improving. I'm not saying he is a bad coach. He's good but sometimes the coach does not fit at the right time with the team."

  44. Time running out for Sherwood?

    Football gossip

    Tim Sherwood

    The defeat by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday was Aston Villa's seventh in their past eight league games, ratcheting up the pressure on manager Tim Sherwood.

    The Express and Star quotes the Villa manager as saying he wants "to go out on the front foot and, if I die, I die on my sword".

    Meanwhile, the Birmingham Mail reports Sherwood saying he "takes no notice" of the speculation about his future.

    Find out more here...

  45. Samuels reported for action


    West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has once again been reported to the International Cricket Council for a suspect bowling action. 

    The 34-year-old, who has previously been banned from bowling in international cricket, was cited during the Windies' first Test defeat to Sri Lanka in Galle over the weekend. 

    Samuels must therefore undergo testing within the next fortnight although, as per ICC regulations, he will be able to continue bowling until the results of the investigation are announced. This is the third time Samuels' part-time off-spin has come under scrutiny.

    Full story here

    Marlon Samuels
  46. Rooney closes in on club scoring record


  47. Sports minister hopes for Fifa reform


    Sports minister Tracey Crouch has been speaking at global sports development event in London.

  48. German test for Chelsea

    Women's Champions League

    Jo Currie

    BBC Sport

    Chelsea Ladies will face two time champions Wolfsburg in the last 16 of the Women’s Champions League.

    The English side beat Scottish champions Glasgow City in the previous round.

  49. Fox-Pitt 'sedated' in hospital



    British eventer William Fox-Pitt is in a "stable" condition in a French hospital after suffering a fall on the cross-country course during the World Young Horse Championships.

    A statement said the 46-year-old had suffered a "head trauma" after falling from his horse Reinstated, which was unharmed, on Saturday.

    "He has undergone tests and will remain sedated under observation," it added. 

    Fox-Pitt is GB's most successful rider with 20 major championship medals.

  50. Liverpool move unlikely



    Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio is not interested in joining Liverpool and wants to finish his career with Juventus.

    Juve's chief executive Giuseppe Marotta said: "We get so many offers for our players, but we are used to buying - not selling.

    "Our focus is strong and I think Claudio's first thought is to finish his career here. Not only Liverpool, we have received several offers."

  51. 'Mature' McClean in spotlight


    Rob Gurney

    BBC WM Sport

    James McClean

    James McClean could be in trouble for his celebratory gesture in front of the Sunderland fans at the end of West Brom's win over his former club on Saturday.

    The incident came on the same day that the club published an article with him in the match programme saying how much he's matured. Furthermore, manager Tony Pulis calling him "not the sharpest tool in the box" may lead to an uncomfortable atmosphere when the two do come together to discuss the matter.

  52. Get Involved


    Earlier on, we asked which sporting personality you would chose to run their sport and why...

    Lord Jonnie: I would clone Dave Brailsford so we have lots of him to run all our sports.

    FK: Kimi Raikkonen should run F1, less talk, more action. When he talks, he'll likely say "Leave me alone, I know what I'm doing".

    PtheP: Joey Barton to run Fifa because he speaks French .. sort of.

    Agree? Disagree? Don't care? Let us know...

  53. Golden day

    Track Cycling


    Great Britain's Katie Archibald clinched gold in the individual pursuit and elimination race and Laura Trott won the omnium on the final day of the European Track Cycling Championships.

    Both riders ended the event in Switzerland with three gold medals.

    Trott, 23, had already won gold in the scratch race and women's team pursuit - alongside 21-year-old Archibald.

    GB topped the medal table with six golds and three bronzes as Ciara Horne came third in the individual pursuit.

  54. 'I've had full support'



    Over to Newcastle, where head coach - very different from manager you understand - Steve McClaren said he has had "enormous support from within the club" despite his side's difficult start to the season.

    After thrashing Norwich 6-2 on Sunday, the Magpies boss said: "You are going to get protests and people not happy when you change the coaches.

    "There is so much potential, but still a long way to go."

    Prior to victory, Newcastle were on their longest winless start to a season since 1898 and had won just once in their previous 19 league games.

  55. Fans banned from Champions League games


    Away fans will not be allowed to attend both legs of the Dinamo Zagreb v Olympiakos Champions League double-header over fears of crowd trouble, the Croatian club said on Monday.

  56. Happy Hammers


  57. Arsenal news conference

    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on injuries:

    "Keeper David Ospina is out injured. He came back from Colombia with a shoulder problem and he's out. Defender Gabriel is back available and everybody has recovered from Saturday."

  58. On the up



    Alastair Cook has been rewarded for his record-breaking mammoth innings in England's draw with Pakistan with a place in the top 10 of the latest ICC rankings for Test batsmen.

    Cook's 263 from 528 deliveries - stretching over 836 minutes - was the longest ever innings by an England player, and the third-longest of all-time by anyone in Test cricket.

    It moves him up six places in the rankings, to eighth in the world.

    Aussie Steven Smith remains number one but is only just ahead of Joe Root, who hit 85 and 33 not out against Pakistan.

  59. Arsenal news conference

    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19:45 BST)

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey:

    "You have to give 100% commitment and concentration. It's important for us to go into game tomorrow as same mentality as in the Premier League. 

    "We've had good performances and results against Bayern. Their striker Robert Lewandowski has done really well in the last few years, and scored lots of goals this season. But we have quality defenders."

  60. Arsenal news conference

    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19:45 BST)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger:

    "We have belief and confidence we are doing something right. We could be a little bit suspected of not taking the first two games at the right level, of taking opponents seriously enough. 

    "Let's take positives from our form in the league. We have played great Bayern teams - the one that won the treble. We have had good results against them. 

    "All the English teams have some ground to make up. The concentration of playing in the Premier League needs to be so high it takes too much energy out of us [English teams]."

  61. Names in the frame


    The players in the frame for the women's Ballon d'Or for players and coached have been announced, with England manager Mark Sampson among the nominees, alongside four other Britons -  Colin Bell, Jill Ellis, Laura Harvey and John Herdman...

  62. Arsenal news conference

    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 BST)

  63. Juve struggles continue



    Over in Italy, Inter Milan missed the chance to go top of Serie A after a goalless draw with struggling champions Juventus.

    Juve, who remain 14th, had the best chance when Sami Khedira hit the base of the post from eight yards.

    Juve have won the last four league titles but are nine points off the top, having only won two of their first eight games.

  64. Change 'needed' at Swindon


    Lee Power

    Swindon TownchairmanLee Powerinsists he isqualified to oversee the first teamtemporarily after deciding to sack manager Mark Cooper on Saturday.

    "I know people will see the chairman taking over and think 'what is going on down there?', but I played for 12 years in every division there is England and up in Scotland," he told BBC Wiltshire.

    "If I wasn't the owner, or the chairman, no-one would say anything. It's an unusual situation as I am the only former player who owns a football club," added Power, who hopes to name a new manager within two weeks.

  65. Berahino battle ahead

    Football gossip


    Manchester United and Tottenham will both bid for West Brom strikerSaido Berahino in January, reports theDaily Express.

  66. Arsenal news conference

    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (Tue, 19:45 BST)

  67. Cole checks in at Coventry


    So about this Joe Cole presentation by Coventry City...

    The Coventry Telegraph are covering it live, should you be interested...

  68. Southampton fans' forum

    Adam Blackmore

    BBC Radio Solent sports editor

    At St Mary’s tonight, live on the BBC, Southampton’s key men will face questions from an audience of 500 supporters.

    Manager Ronald Koeman, football director Led Reed, and chairman Ralph Krueger will be in the firing line at the BBC Radio Solent Fans Forum – the first at the club for six years.

    You can listen in here from 18:30 BST.

  69. Samuels reported


    West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been reported for a suspect bowling action for the third time in his career.

    The 34-year-old, who was in trouble previously in 2008 and 2013, was reported this time during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, the ICC said in a statement.


    The off-spinner is required to undergo testing within 14 days, but is allowed to bowl in international cricket until the results are declared.

  70. Cole checks in at Coventry


    Could former England international Joe Cole make his Coventry debut at Rochdale on Tuesday?

    The midfielder has signed on loan from Aston Villa and will be paraded shortly.

  71. Fletcher on football


    Darren Fletcher

    West Brom midfielder Darren Fletcher has suffered more than most in football but has won more than most, too.

    In this fascinating, in-depth interview with Graham Hunter, the Scotland international talks Manchester United, Roy Keane and missing a Champions League final.

  72. Fingers crossed for skipper

    Rugby Union


    Argentina are holding out hope that captain Agustin Creevy can shake off a leg problem and be fit for Sunday's World Cup semi-final with Australia.

    Team-mate Julian Montoya - who replaced Creevy midway through the second half - said: "We're all very hopeful that Gus will be okay and that he can make it.

    "He's the captain, he's an excellent player, an excellent person, so he's very influential. I hope Gus has nothing wrong and that he can play."

  73. 'I never feel we are going to lose'



    West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has got the thumbs-up from the club's joint-owner, David Gold.

    After the Hammers latest victory under their new boss - a 3-1 win at Crystal Palace which moves them up to fourth in the table - Gold said: “I believe when we go away from home we are going to get something. I never feel we are going to lose which is a big change and shows how far we have come.

    “Over the 20 odd years that we have been doing this, to get pretty much 100 per cent success rate on the players we have brought in is unheard of. They have all fulfilled our optimism and expectation.”

  74. Get Involved - Leeds sack Rosler


    Paul Clarke: People asking who would take Leeds job? Guaranteed compensation after a few months, its a no brainer.   

  75. Who's lasted longest?

    Leeds sack Rosler

    It's not a good sign of a club's stability when you are able to publish a 'manager survival table'...

    Leeds managers under Cellino

    In the interests of accuracy, Redfearn's tally includes four games as caretaker boss.

  76. Fancy it?

    Leeds sack Rosler

    Maybe the Yorkshire and England bowler is planning to submit his application...?

  77. Teaser time


    A Question of Sport Teaser

    From our colleagues at Question of Sport...

    Name the six players to have scored a hat-trick in the Premier League this season?

    Come on, surely that won't take you long.

    Answers this afternoon.

  78. Falcao's Chelsea stay to end early?

    Football gossip


    Chelsea forward Radamel Falcao may leave in January, ending his season-long loan from Monaco early, according to The Sun.

  79. Get Involved - Leeds sack Rosler


    Lewis Key: It's not the sackings that are the problem; it's Cellino hiring terrible managers to begin with.

    Andrew Priestley: Five managers sacked in under two years. With that complete lack of job security, who is going to apply for the vacant Leeds post?

    Danny Lambert: You can't nurture the academy players and keep changing managers. Why else have Mowatt & Byram gone off the boil?

  80. Chairman takes charge


    Swindon have confirmed that chairman Lee Power has taken "temporary charge" of the club after sacking manager Mark Cooper at the weekend.

    The statement, released a few moments ago, reads: "Mark did a fantastic job which culminated in the club reaching the League One play-off final last season. 


    "Unfortunately, performances and results this term have not been as good as the club had hoped for with the current squad. "The chairman, Lee Power, thought it was time to make a change. Lee will take temporary charge of the team but will definitely not be the club’s next permanent manager." 

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    Tim Stubbs: 9/3/00 I was at Elland Rd-Leeds beat AS Roma 1-0 in UEFA cup. Now look at them. Sad state of affairs. Money can ruin football.

    Joe Roche: What decent manager in his right mind would want lufc job under such conditions?Insufficient investment & manager merry-go-round.

    Hugh in France: "Leeds sack Rosler".  Has there ever been a less surprising title in the rolling news?

  82. Taking the p...

    Australia 35-34 Scotland

    And on the same subject, Brett Gosper, the chief executive of World Rugby, has risked a further backlash from Scotland supporters after telling BBC Radio 5 live that under-fire referee Craig Joubert "may have needed the bathroom" after he sprinted off the pitch at the end of Australia's controversial World Cup quarter-final win.

  83. Ref gets rollicking

    Australia 35-34 Scotland


    The fall-out from Scotland's painful World Cup defeat to Australia continues, with Gavin Hastings, for one, fuming about referee Craig Joubert.

    Fuming not just about that last-gasp decision to award a penalty against the Scots, but about the official sprinting straight off the field at the end.

    "That is the worst thing I have seen on a rugby field in a very long time. He is not prepared to face up to the players, that is not rugby and that is not the spirit of rugby," Hastings said on BBC Radio 5 live. "He should be punished and never allowed to make an international refereeing commitment again."

    Strong words. Listen to the full clip here.

  84. Ford relief at Bath victory

    Rugby union

    George Ford

    Bath stand-off George Ford was delighted to put England's World Cup campaign behind him by helping his club to victory over Exeter in their weekend Premiership opener.

    He kicked 14 points following his surprise selection, but told BBC Sport: "I felt good and didn't want a week off. I'd only sulk anyway. 

    "To come back to an environment like this after the disappointment we had is brilliant. It's a joy to be involved in."

  85. Evans to replace Rosler at Leeds?


  86. Rosler's brief Leeds career

    Leeds sack Rosler

    Uwe Rosler

    Uwe Rosler started his Leeds reign with a six-game unbeaten run. Granted, five of those were draws, but it remains as encouraging a start as Leeds have had for quite a while - particularly the 2-1 win at Derby (comprising arguably the best half of football they have managed in years). But that run was ended by a 1-0 home defeat by Ipswich - one of three losses at Elland Road on the bounce. 

    The 2-1 loss to Brighton on Saturday has done for Rosler - the latest managerial victim of the Massimo Cellino era. You suspect he won't be the last. 

  87. A fine Day



    And while we're talking golf, it has been confirmed today that Jason Day takes over as world number one.

    The official rankings show Day fractionally ahead of the second highest ranked player, Jordan Spieth, with Rory McIlroy third.

    Rose, at seventh, is the only other Brit in the top 10.

  88. Rose gets Grollo-ed



    Justin Rose faltered as Argentina's Emiliano Grillo claimed his first PGA Tour title with a play-off victory at the Open in California.

    Grillo, 23, was tied with America's Kevin Na on 15 under after a three-under 69 in his final round and won at the second extra hole with a birdie.

    Rose was 14 under after nine holes but three bogeys in his last six holes saw him finish on 12 under after a 72.

    Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy carded a three-under 69 to finish nine under.

  89. Get Involved - Leeds sack Rosler


    Alan Jewitt: Have hated Leeds since Norman "break your legs" Hunter days. (Almost) feeling sorry for them now.

    Francinee: Six managers since April 2014 is a joke... Managers need time to build teams in order to get success...

    Laurson Moston: With Steve 'Sombrero' Evans in charge, I reckon we will finish bottom 6. No parties for us at the end of the season

  90. Evans on Cellino

    Leeds sack Rosler

    Now then, this could be a bit awkward.

    Interviewed by the Yorkshire Evening Post last October, Steve Evans - you know, the chap apparently taking training at Leeds right now and set to become their new boss - said he could never work for an owner like Massimo Cellino.


    “If you take the job under Massimo, you know the rules; he picks the players, you coach the players," said Evans.

    “[At Rotherham] I pick the players, whether they come, whether they go and our chairman supports that. The minute he doesn’t support it, I go."


  91. Confusing

    Leeds sack Rosler

    Dan Walker

    BBC Sport presenter

  92. Tough task ahead

    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    Amid all this Leeds talk, we neglected to mention that we have an Arsene Wenger news conference coming up fairly soon.

    It's due to start at 12:30 BST and we'll bring you the best of what is said. In the meantime, the below kind of sums up the size of the task facing the Gunners in Europe this week...

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    Rob James: Leeds United has been pillaged by successive owners: Bates, GFH, now Cellino. This once great club, now a shell coated in history.

    Adam Stubbings: Leeds are such a joke. They'll never go up under Cellino, and will probably go down instead.

    Oi Cusworth: Feeling of optimism around Leeds United at the start of the season, that was fun while it lasted... 

  94. Rosler 'sacked on Sunday'


    Adam Pope

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Coaches Rob Kelly and Julian Darby have been placed on gardening leave by Leeds. I am told Massimo Cellino sacked Uwe Rosler on Sunday night.  

  95. Leeds confirm Rosler exit


    Almost an hour since the news broke, Leeds have broken their silence...

  96. Get Involved - Leeds sack Rosler


    Graham Matthews: If Rosler had gone a couple of weeks back surely Jurgen Klopp would have been favourite to take over at Leeds next. 

    Paul Skinback: It's laughable. If Cellino wants to walk in to the PL, he needs to go and sign the best players around in the C'ship. Simple.   

    Craig Stevanato: Leeds are a joke of a club. Why would any manager want to go there?  

  97. 'A monument to instability'


    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Uwe Rosler sacked. Not quite sure what Leeds United's fans have done to deserve all this. The club now a monument to instability.  

  98. Leeds sack Rosler


  99. Toughest job in sport?

    Leeds sack Rosler

  100. Leeds sack Rosler


    Adam Pope

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Spoke briefly to Uwe Rosler, who says he can only confirm that he has left the club and is speaking to the League Manager Association.

  101. The last time Steve Evans was at Leeds...


    Steve Evans

    The then Rotherham manager arrived for the final game of last term wearing a sombrero, shorts and flip-flops, keeping a promise he had made to fans if his side stayed up.

  102. Coaching staff also go

    Leeds sack Rosler

    More from the Yorkshire Evening Post's football man...

  103. Get Involved - Leeds sack Rosler


    Rich Hird: Time to make a statement and get Leeds back in the Prem. Bring Moyes to Leeds.

    Jonathan Brown: I've heard of journeymen footballers but we are becoming a journeyman club. Cellino is destroying us. 

    Richard Bloddy: Cellino is a joke. May as well put himself in charge as that is obviously what he wants to do.  

  104. Evans at Leeds training ground


    Adam Pope

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Former Rotherham manager Steve Evans is at Leeds' Thorp Arch training ground.

  105. Awaiting confirmation ... still

    Leeds sack Rosler


    Still no official words from Leeds on the Uwe Rosler situation.

    Indeed the lead story on the club's website is 'We can't feel sorry for ourselves - Rosler', taken from an interview after Saturday's home defeat to Brighton...

  106. Get Involved - Leeds


    So, another manager bites the dust at Elland Road.

    Whether you're a Leeds fans or not, what do you think of the situation at the club and the way the place is run?

    Let us know at #bbcsportsday

  107. 'Rosler sacking is big surprise'


    Adam Pope

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Uwe Rosler

    Uwe Rosler'ssacking byLeeds United is a big surprise. Not in the sense that we are used to Massimo Cellino regularly firing head coaches, but the fact the owner told me a few weeks ago that he was prepared to stick by the German and build for a promotion push next year. 

    Ultimately, though, three consecutive defeats and just two wins all season have done for Rosler, who admitted promotion was not the agenda this year. His realism disappointed many fans and the "heavy metal" football he wanted did not have time to evolve. 

    Another one bites the dust at Elland Road, where instability reigns again.

  108. Evans in the frame?

    Leeds sack Rosler

    We're still awaiting official confirmation from Leeds that Uwe Rosler has been sacked but BBC West Yorkshire Sport are reporting it as fact.

    The question now is who will take over, with former Rotherham manager Steve Evans seemingly the hot favourite.


    Evans parted company with the Millers at the end of last month after more than three years at the club.

    Rotherham gained successive promotions in Evans's first two seasons in charge, but struggled in the Championship last season, finishing one place above the relegation zone.

  109. Leeds sack Rosler


    The Yorkshire Evening Post's Phil Hay tweets...

  110. Leeds sack Rosler


    Adam Pope

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler sacked, I'm told. Story is true.  

  111. Leeds sack Rosler - reports



    Uwe Rosler was appointed manager in May and signed a two-year deal at Elland Road.

    Leeds have lost their last three matches - including successive home defeats to Brighton and Birmingham - and are 18th in the Championship.

    Rosler becomes the fifth manager to be sacked since owner Massimo Cellino took charge in 2014.

  112. BreakingLeeds sack Rosler


    Uwe Rosler has been sacked by Leeds United, according to the Daily Mail.

  113. Happy birthday

    Sam Allardyce

    Celebrating on Monday are Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce (61), his Dundee counterpart Paul Hartley (39), Finnish motor racing driver Heikki Kovalainen (34) and 2010 Open Championship winner Louis Oosthuizen (33).

  114. Madrid eye Hazard

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