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  1. Goodbye

    What a busy last hour that was, breaking news all over the place!

    Live text and radio commentary of the Premier League match between Tottenham and Aston Villa is coming up shortly on the BBC Sport website.

    We'll be back with Sportsday in the morning at 08:00 GMT. Until then,

  2. Richards banned


    Aston Villa captain Micah Richards's one-game ban starts with immediate effect, so he misses tonight's clash against Tottenham.

  3. Barca youngster moving to Merseyside?


    Barcelona starlet Munir El Haddadi could move to the Premier League in the January transfer window, according to Spanish newspaper Don Balon.

    Munir El Haddadi

    The striker has "a foot and a half out of the club" with Everton being his preferred destination under the guidance of Roberto Martinez.  

  4. Kane is able

    Tottenham v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

  5. BreakingRichards given ban


    Aston Villa defender Micah Richards has been given a one-game ban and fined £10,000 for his behaviour in the tunnel after the game against Swansea on 24 October.

  6. New deal for Rafinha



    Rafinha is to extend his contract with Barcelona to 30 June 2020, with the new deal including a buyout clause set at 75 million euros (£53.5m).

    The Brazil midfielder, 22, rose up through the youth ranks and then spent the 2013-14 season on loan at Celta Vigo, where he was managed by current Barca coach Luis Enrique.

    Rafinha won his first caps for Brazil in September 2015.

  7. What the managers say

    Tottenham v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

    Quote Message: The players are very worried about the situation. They're hurting as they're bottom of the league. They believe they can get out of this, without a doubt. They're determined. When you become a professional sportsman you want to be the best that you can be and be successful. We have a 28-game season. We need to get points. from Kevin MacDonald Aston Villa caretaker
    Kevin MacDonaldAston Villa caretaker
  8. What the managers say

    Tottenham v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

    Quote Message: You know when you are in floodlights, when you score the goals, all is good, all is nice, it's sunshine. When you stop scoring, all is dark. You need to find your balance. from Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham manager
    Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager
  9. Arsenal keen on Jorginho?

    Football gossip


    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants to boost his midfield with the signing of Napoli midfielder Jorginho,reports The Sun.

    The Brazilian-born Italian has impressed after making 42 appearances for the Serie A club since joining in January 2014 from Verona.

    Arsenal scouts were in the stands to watch the 23-year-old during Napoli’s goalless draw with Genoa on Sunday.

  10. Lawro's predictions

    Tottenham v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender

    Spurs have still not lost in the league since the opening day at Old Trafford and, it's hard to see Aston Villa ending that run.

    Lawro's full predictions v rugby league star Sam Tomkins

    Think you can do better than Lawro? Predict the score for this match and the rest of this round's Premier League fixtures in our Predictor game.

  11. Guardiola set for Premier League?


    It doesn't look like it.

    Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola is to sign a new two-year contract extension with the German club, report Spanish paper Sport.

    Pep Guardiola

    The former Barcelona coach has been linked with a move to the Premier League, but that move now looks like being delayed for a few years.

    The 44-year-old is "very close" to saying yes to Bayern's offer, even though he has offers from elsewhere.

  12. Commentator's notes

    Tottenham v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Neither Tottenham nor Aston Villa gave Tim Sherwood a full season to prove his worth. He had exactly 28 games at both clubs before each gave him the bullet.

    His influence still lingers over this fixture though. Harry Kane and Jack Grealish were given their first starts in the Premier League under Sherwood's tutelage. Those young guns alone weren't able to keep him in employment.

    With Remi Garde seemingly ready to roll up his sleeves, Villa need fresh ammunition for the tough winter months ahead.

    Ultimately Sherwood, in his trademark gilet, proved to be a couple of sleeves short of the full metal jacket.

  13. Mourinho's stadium ban


    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will not be in the dugout for their trip to Stoke on 7 November.

    This ban is separate to his suspended stadium ban given for his comments about the referee after the defeat against Southampton on 3 October. This is still being appealed by the Portuguese boss.

    Trouble piling up for the Special One, how much longer will he last in the job?

  14. BreakingMour trouble for Jose


    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been given a one-match stadium ban and fined £40,000 for his conduct in the defeat by West Ham on Saturday, 24 October.

  15. Cellino 'will not attend Leeds games'


    More news from Leeds United to bring to you...

    Chairman Massimo Cellino has said he will no longer attend the team's games because of calls for him to leave.

    Massimo Cellino

    Cellino, who is appealing against a second Football League ban, has agreed in principle to sell the club to supporters' group Leeds Fans United.

    He told the club website: "It pains me to make this decision as I have put my heart and soul into this club.

    "But what I was subjected to at the Blackburn game(Thursday's 2-0 home defeat) left me feeling I had no other option but to take a step away."

  16. Team news

    Tottenham v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

    Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has no fresh injury worries. Nabil Bentaleb, Alex Pritchard and Nacer Chadli all remain sidelined with ankle injuries, along with Son Heung-min because of a foot problem.

    Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott should return from injury after missing out in midweek.

    Official team news will be out at 19:00 GMT.

  17. 'The biggest night of my life'


    What do the Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg have to say about their fight?

    “I’m delighted that we have finally got this fight signed,” said Frampton. “This is the fight everyone has wanted for years, none more so than myself. I’m the legitimate champion and I’m going to his backyard to defend my title because that’s what champions do."

    Quigg added: "I’ve finally got the fight I’ve wanted for so long.“27 February will be the best night of my life. 

    "I’ve dedicated my life to this sport and I have never been more confident going into a fight, I know I will beat him in every department."

  18. BreakingFrampton v Quigg is on


    Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg are to meet for the IBF and WBA World Super-Bantamweight titles at the Manchester Arena on Saturday 27 February 2016.

  19. From LA's Skid Row to shooting hoops


    It's been quite some journey for Bristol Flyers' forward Daniel Edozie.

    The 23-year-old has been speaking to the BBC about his life on the streets on Los Angeles' infamous Skid Row before he became a professional basketball player.

    Daniel Edozie

    From begging to sleeping in bus shelters, Edozie finally made his way in the college game in the USA before moving to the West Country in August.

    Read Edozie's full story here

  20. Moving on up ... unless you're England

    Rugby Union

  21. Bayern out for revenge

    Bayern v Arsenal (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Philipp Lahm says his Bayern Munich side is 'focused, not wounded' ahead of their Champions League clash at home to Arsenal on Wednesday.

    Bayern suffered their only defeat of the season at the Emirates Stadium a fortnight ago when they lost 2-0 to the Gunners.


    Lahm said: "Why should we be wounded? We're focused, but we have no reason to be wounded.

    "We are top of the Bundesliga and our Champions League group, you can't get much better than that.

    "We're playing at home, it's a top game and we want a win to consolidate our place at the top of the table."

  22. Get Involved



    When have you been the beneficiary of a sports star's generosity?

    Jason Gosling: QPR used to train opposite my house back in the 80s so I used to watch them and get their autographs. One day I followed the team to the lunch room and striker Gary Bannister gave me some key rings and other souvenirs and got me a bowl of soup. All while wearing my Liverpool tracksuit.

  23. Moyes still in control


    Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela says boss David Moyes still has control of the dressing room, reports Spanish newspaper AS.

    Moyes' side lost 3-2 to Celta Vigo at the weekend and lie 16th in the La Liga table, just two points above the relegation zone.

    David Moyes

    "Nobody thought that we’d be in this position and it’s natural that people are asking questions," said former Arsenal man Vela.

    "He hasn’t lost the dressing room or anything like that, and we are all trying move the club upwards, and we can only do that if we are together."

  24. Highs and lows of the World Cup

    Rugby Union

    After 48 matches and 271 tries, the result was the same as last time around, New Zealand were crowned Rugby World Cup champions as they beat rivals Australia in the final.

    New Zealand

    Who was the player of the tournament? What was the most memorable moment?

    Former England international Jeremy Guscott runs the rule over a number of key questions.

    You can read the piece here

  25. 'I had a go at the ref'


    West Brom bossTony Pulisadmitted he had a "bit of a go" at referee Anthony Taylor in the tunnel after his side's 3-2 defeat by Leicester.

    Pulis was angry at his side not getting two penalties for fouls on Jonny Evans and Darren Fletcher.

    Tony Pulis

    "I've had a little bit of a go in the tunnel with him. I apologised for doing that," said the Baggies boss.

    However, Pulis says he he will speak to referees' chief Mike Riley about Taylor's decisions in the game.

    Read the full piece here

  26. BreakingPulis charged


    West Brom head coach Tony Pulis have been charged by the FA for improper conduct.

    Pulis is alleged to have used language and/or behaviour in or around the tunnel area after his side's Premier League defeat by Leicester City on Saturday.

    He has until 18:00 GMT on Thursday 5 November to respond to the charge.

  27. 'We are better than that'


    What does Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner think?

    "Remi came with ideas, honesty, humour and a steely sense of what it will take for Aston Villa to be what it is meant to be - hard working, tireless, creative and unwilling to concede.

    "Nobody at Villa can deny that we are way behind. We recruited aggressively this past summer and it is our responsibility to now harvest this talent rather than buckle under pressure and criticism - we are better than that. On behalf of the board we wish Remi every success."

    Villa are currently rock bottom of the Premier League table. The only way is up, Remi.

  28. #WelcomeRemy


    Loic Remy or Remi Garde? Aston Villa haven't made a good start in welcoming their new manager. Can you spot the mistake that was published on their website?

    Remi Garde
  29. 'Looking forward to the challenge'


    More on the news that Frenchman Remi Garde has been appointed Aston Villa manager.

    "It is an unbelievable honour to be the manager of such an illustrious football club," he said.

    "I've had extremely positive meetings with both the owner, Randy Lerner, and Chief Executive Tom Fox. They have ambitious plans for the Club and I'm excited that they have turned to me to help them realise them.

    "Obviously we have a difficult task in front of us but I'm looking forward to the challenge with the support of everyone who loves Aston Villa."

  30. BreakingGarde new Villa boss


    Aston Villa have appointed Remi Garde as their new manager until the end of the 2018-19 season.

  31. Fans confident of Leeds buyout


    Leeds Fans United chief executive Dylan Thwaites believes they are the only group to whom Massimo Cellino is willing to sell his majority stake in the club.

    "It's Leeds United, there are always rumours. But I think it would be crazy for anyone to seek to steal this deal from the Leeds fans," he said.

    "The level of hostility generated would be a death blow to any sensible bid plan."

    Leeds United
  32. Homeward bound

    Sevilla v Manchester City (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

    Manchester City's Spanish winger is looking forward to returning to Seville...

  33. Man Utd & PSG eye Leicester's Mahrez


    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    During Christmas 2013, Leicester City were linked with a player by Nabil Djellit of France Football. It backed up some whispers I’d heard around the club and, sure enough, Riyad Mahrez arrived the following month.

    The attacker's rise since then has been astronomical. Promotion, international call up, World Cup and now on the long list for African Player of the Year.

    Riyad Mahrez

    And now the same journalist is now reporting that Manchester United and Paris St Germain are interested in the Premier League’s second top goalscorer.

    Although the club may not need to sell, it’s not always in their hands. It could be a bumpy January for Foxes fans.

  34. Man Utd news conference


    That's all from Louis van Gaal ahead of Tuesday's Champions League game against CSKA Moscow. Can Manchester break their goalscoring such?

  35. Man Utd news conference

    Man Utd v CSKA Moscow (Tue, 19:45 GMT)

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says it is "very important" they stick behind the team despite the dip in results. 

    "I hope they shall support my players," he added. "It is much more difficult to perform on the pitch than it is to do what I am doing - coaching. I hope they will be the 12th player again tomorrow against CSKA Moscow."

  36. Garde held up by fog


    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    New Aston Villa boss Remi Garde was scheduled to fly from Lyon to Birmingham earlier on Monday but his flight was delayed by fog. Instead he will be departing shortly on a private jet for London Luton and will head straight to White Hart Lane.

    Villa face Tottenham later on Monday.

  37. Man Utd news conference

    Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

    Manchester United are on a barren run and have failed to score in their last three games in all competitions.

    "It was not always a big Theatre of Dreams. I am sorry to say that but it is logical also," said manager Louis van Gaal. "Now we are making, hopefully, history but it takes time. 

    "Now we are the best defenders of the Premier League, you say we cannot attack and it's not true. It's only a moment in a process. It's a bad period when you don't score. Football is scoring goals."  

  38. Man Utd news conference

    Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

    Louis van Gaal begins by talking about Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, who has had a difficult time with his club recently and has now been left out of the Netherlands side.

    "I have said he is the greatest talent of his age but he is only 21 and you cannot expect consistency," said the manager.

    "He is at a stage of his career where he must adapt to many things. I'm convinced he's coming back maybe stronger than before but we have to give him time, like we will with Anthony Martial when he is a little bit lower in his shape." 

  39. Robins set to name new boss


    Swindon owner Lee Power

    Swindon Town owner Lee Power has confirmed that a new manager will be appointed by the club on Tuesday.

    "It is just a case of tying up a few loose ends," said Power, who has been in charge of the first team since sacking Mark Cooper on 17 October.

    Power is discussing a role at the County Ground with Tottenham coach Ross Embleton, but confirmed he would not be offered the manager's position.

  40. Carneiro's comeback


    Championship side Charlton want to offer Eva Carneiro a role back in football after she resolves her legal dispute with former club Chelsea.

    Eva Carneiro

    The Addicks are looking for Carneiro to work alongside first team physio Erol Umut and club doctor John Fraser, says the Evening Standard.

    Carneiro lodged a claim for constructive dismissal against Chelsea last week after being banished from the bench by manager Jose Mourinho at the start of the season.

  41. Shot shy



    Surely not a statistic Manchester United fans will be over the moon about...

  42. Get Involved



    Isaac Qureshi: Was playing football in the park when Fernando Forestieri decided to ask if he could join in. He was immense.

    Leon Walcott: Brian Lara and Dwight Yorke were at a club in Barbados in 1999. I told him I was an Aston Villa fan, he brought me a rum & coke.   

  43. Ronaldo return?


    Bill Rice

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Here is the news all Manchester United fans have been waiting to hear - Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has told BBC Radio Manchester Cristiano Ronaldo still dreams of a return to Old Trafford.

    He says the Real Madrid forward has forgotten about the things he used to complain about, like the weather in Manchester, and now only remembers how the United fans adore him.

    However, with the player and the club both changing drastically since he left six years ago, Balague believes it would be an odd move to go back, and PSG is a more likely destination should Ronaldo ever decide to leave Madrid.

  44. Stokes has shoulder scan


    Adam Mountford

    BBC Test Match Special producer


    England's Ben Stokes has had a scan on the shoulder he injured on the first day of the third Test against Pakistan.

    The all-rounder, 24, left the field after a diving attempt to take a catch in Sharjah.

    A full diagnosis is not expected until Tuesday, but he will not be able to bowl during the remainder of the Test and a decision on batting will be made when the results are received.

  45. New pals

    Rugby World Cup

    You can't fail to have missed this story over the past couple of days and now New Zealand back Sonny Bill Williams has been reunited with the youngster to whom he gave his World Cup winner's medal.

    Charlie Lines raced on to the pitch to celebrate with his All Black heroes as they completed their lap of honour following New Zealand's 34-17 win over Australia, when he was tackled to the ground by a member of security. 

    As if being given the medal was not reward enough, the youngster is now apparently an All Black...

  46. McCarthy backs misfiring striker


    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk


    Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy's hailed misfiring forward Daryl Murphy as a "class striker", who's working hard to end his current goal drought.

    Incredibly last season's 27-goal hero has yet to break his duck for the current campaign and has now failed to find the net in his last 15 Town appearances. 

    "He did all of his finishing work on Friday and he keeps practising... But he's like me and any other player that ever played... when it's not going your way you've just got to work your way through it," McCarthy said.

  47. Not seeing so clearly

    Man Utd v CSKA Moscow (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

    Man United have been training today ahead of Tuesday's Champions League meeting with CSKA Moscow.

    Get the feeling it might have been a little foggy at Carrington?

  48. Get Involved



    Antony Lishak:Outside Highbury 1972 being tended by medics after being mugged by scarf-nabbing thugs, Ray Kennedy appears and asks if I'm ok.

    Ell:El Hadji Diouf and Chris Samba paid my mate and I into a nightclub in Wilmslow once! Both were very nice actually.

    George Knapp: I got a signed Hull City Calendar for my birthday from a friend whose Dad supplied Boaz Myhill's gloves.

  49. Working hard

    Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

  50. Russian roulette

    Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    Man Utd news conference

    Stage is set at Old Trafford for Louis van Gaal as Manchester United look ahead to CSKA Moscow and keep alive their hopes of a place in the knockout stages.

    United's last goal came against the Russians two weeks ago but have failed to score since. Their goalless draw against Crystal Palace was the club's third 0-0 in a row. 

    Full commentary of Manchester United's Champions League tie against CSKA Moscow on BBC Radio 5 live from 18:30 GMT. 

  51. Get Involved


    Jon Parkin

    When have you been the beneficiary of a sports star's generosity?

    Eren Kuzubasolgu: Was 'lucky' enough to get a smackin' great kiss from Jon Parkin on the pitch after Stoke were promoted to the Prem in 2008.  

    Raven Williams: I will never forget the time at Old Trafford, when the legend that is Lou Macari said something I will never forget, 'You alright son'. 

    Alistair Cox: Spotted David Ginola on a flight from Paris in his Spurs days, he kindly agreed to sign my Loaded magazine...which I lost.

  52. Problems mount for Mourinho


    Jose Mourinho is to be the subject of an individual legal claim from former Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro - papers are to be served this week.

    Jose Mourinho

    The constructive dismissal claim now has two respondents - CFC and Jose Mourinho - both are legally liable so whilst linked are also separate.

    In the case of Jose Mourinho the claim will argue that Carneiro was subject to victimisation and or discrimination.

  53. Test of knowledge

    Rugby World Cup

    Earlier on we asked you...

    The answer? Julian Savea (8), Nehe Milner-Skudder (6), Bryan Habana (6), Gareth Davies (5), JP Pietersen (5), Juan Imhoff (5).

  54. Eventful morning...


    Watford defender Tommie Hoban has had quite the time of it on Monday...

  55. Get Involved


    Geoff Hurst

    Gary McPheat: In the autumn of 1998, my brother in law was diagnosed with terminal cancer. His favourite footballer was Sir Geoff Hurst so I wrote to him via West Ham asking if there was any chance of my brother in law meeting him. 

    Sir Geoff rang me to say he would be in Telford the week before Christmas and would be able to meet up. I took my brother in law and his family to meet Sir Geoff and they spent an hour exchanging stories and chatting. 

    Sir Geoff asked me to keep him in touch. I wrote to him in the spring of 1999 to inform him of my brother-in-law's death. I received a lovely letter back. I will always be grateful.

    When have you been the beneficiary of a sports star's generosity?

  56. Dubuisson prospers, McIlroy falters



    France's Victor Dubuisson won his second Turkish Airlines Open, as Rory McIlroy finished a disappointing sixth.

    Dubuisson, 25, carded a closing 66 to finish 22 under par, one shot ahead of South Africa's Jaco van Zyl, with Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat a further shot back.

    McIlroy began the day a shot off the lead after three consecutive 67s.

    But the world number three could only manage a final round of 71, including bogeys on the eight, ninth and 12th.

  57. Hull's Robertson in Scotland under-21 squad

    Scotland U21 v Ukraine U21

    Scotland under-21 squad

    Hull full-back Andrew Robertson is a surprise inclusion in the Scotland under-21 squad for the Uefa European Under-21 Championship qualifying with Ukraine in Paisley next week.

    The 21-year-old is a regular in Gordon Strachan's senior squad but has made himself available to Ricky Sbragia.

  58. Murray back on court


    Andy Murray

    A quick heads-up for tennis fans.

    Andy Murray is back in action this week at the Paris Masters.

    The Scot has a first round bye and will play his second round match on Wednesday.

    Aljaz Bedene plays fellow qualifier Marcel Granollers in the first round on Monday, in a match due to start at about 16:00 BST.

  59. Van Gaal unsure on Martial


    Bill Rice

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Anthony Martial

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits he doesn't know what Anthony Martial's best position is yet.

    The 19-year-old French international has scored five times for the Reds, but has found himself playing out left in recent games with Wayne Rooney up front, something that has frustrated the club's supporters.

    The Dutchman said: "He played always in Monaco as a left winger and I have to see what is the best balance in the team. We have played him in the striker's position, but in Monaco he played more or less at the left-wing."

  60. Garde 'can turn Villa around'


    BBC WM Sport

    Remi Garde

    “He’s not scared of the situation. He thinks Villa are a big club and believes he can turn things round." 

    That’s what French football journalist Julien Laurens told BBC WM about Remi Garde ahead of his appointment at Aston Villa.

    In three years at Lyon, the 49-year-old guided the club to fourth, third and fifth-place finishes in Ligue 1 and to victory in the French Cup. All done against a backdrop of having to sell his best players and rely on the club’s academy.

    His dream was always to come to England and he turned down Newcastle and Sunderland in recent months.

    One thing is for sure he will have come highly recommended to Villa's former Arsenal hierarchy by his mentor Arsene Wenger.

  61. A rapid red


    "Go on, son. Play the last five," was the call from Stockport County manager Neil Young as he sent on former Leeds and Swansea man Andy Robinson.

    No sooner had the midfielder gone on the pitch, he was dismissed by the referee.

    "The card was brandished in Robinson's direction - allegedly for dissent, while he had been waiting alongside the referee's assistant. The player was angry. The crowd was mystified," read the match report on

    Not the best of days for Robinson, who had come out of retirement to help the club.

    Stockport County
  62. Picamoles signs for Northampton

    Rugby union

    Alex Winter

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Louis Picamoles

    Northampton Saints have confirmed that France number eight Louis Picamoles has signed for them from the start of next season.

    Earlier on Monday, Picamoles was quoted by French website RMC Sport as saying "next year, I'm off to Northampton. And for the next three seasons".

    In a statement, Saints describe Picamoles as "one of the finest number eights in the world".

  63. Trott on the charge

    Track Cycling


    Britain's Laura Trott claimed victory in the omnium at the opening round of the UCI track cycling World Cup.

    The double Olympic champion finished 53 points clear of France's Laurie Berthon, with American Sarah Hammer third, 13 points further back.

    "We didn't want to take anything for granted, I'm here to learn," said Trott, 23.

    The event in Cali, Colombia, is the first of three World Cup meetings, with the next in New Zealand in December.

  64. Derby on the up


    Nigel Cash

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County head coach Paul Clement says there's healthy competition between his players. 

    The Rams are now just three points behind the Championship leaders Brighton after their 3-0 win at home to Rotherham.

    Clement believes his players are supportive to one another when they're not playing and have been pushing each other to be the best they can be.  

  65. It's been a ball...

    Rugby Union

  66. Van Persie snubbed by country



    Netherlands coach Danny Blind has not selected striker Robin van Persie in his provisional 23-man squad for two upcoming friendlies - but says his omission does not mean the end of the international career of the nation's all-time top scorer.

    The 32-year-old former Arsenal and Manchester United star has scored 50 goals in 101 internationals, but now looks like he could become the first casualty after the Netherlands failed to qualify for next year's European Championship.

    "I don't think Van Persie playing well." said Blind.

  67. Arsenal Ladies extend trophy winning streak


    Arsenal Ladies won their fourth Continental Cup in five years after defeating Notts County at Rotherham's New York Stadium.  

    Arsenal Ladies

    Victory extends Arsenal's 11-year run without a trophyless season, while Notts, who lost the FA Cup final in August, remain without a major trophy.  

  68. Djokovic beats McEnroe



    The latest tennis rankings are out today and there's a notable little scalp for Novak Djokovic.

    He has made it 171 consecutive weeks as the number one ranked player - which takes him past John McEnroe (170) and into fifth place on the list of players who have spent most weeks as top dog.

    Full story on the ATP website here.

  69. Meeting to discuss Cobblers future


    The money owed by Northampton Town to the borough council will be discussed at a special meeting later on Monday.

    The opposition Labour group on the council has called it to discuss the overdue payments on the £10m loan.

    The Cobblers' Supporters' Trust has issued a statement this morning saying if all other moves to find a future for the club fail, the trust would commit to forming a new "phoenix club" as a "last resort".

  70. End of play

    Pakistan v England (Third Test)

    It's all over in the UAE ... or at least for the day at any rate.

    And a fine job James Taylor and Jonny Bairstow have done too.

    We'll have live text commentary as always on the BBC Sport website of day three, starting at 06:00 GMT.

  71. Footballer turns golf professional


    A football competition winner who was given a six-month contract by Serie A side Inter Milan has turned golf.

    Ben Greenhalgh, player for non-league side Concord Rangers, is now looking to tee off with the PGA.

    "I have always played golf and I just decided to do something more about it," report the Maidstone and Medway News.

    "Football is still my main focus, it's still my first love. I still play for Concord Rangers, but I'm only doing football coaching otherwise so I thought I would see what I could do in terms of another career path."

  72. Make mine a Hawaiian please


    How do you celebrate yet another title?

    By scoffing pizza with the ball boys, obviously...

  73. Fantastic Federer



    Whatever Roger Federer has for breakfast, we want some.

    The 34-year-old's star is showing no signs of fading, Federer celebrating today after beating his old rival Rafael Nadal in three sets to claim a seventh Swiss Indoors title.

    Federer ended a five-match losing streak against Nadal to win 6-3 5-7 6-3 in just over two hours.

    It was the 17-time Grand Slam winner's sixth title of the season and the 88th of his career.

  74. Poulter primed for Ryder Cup


    Ian Poulter is to be eligible for next year's Ryder Cup after being added to the field for this week's WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai.

    The Englishman had been sixth reserve, knowing he must play the European Tour event to enable him to complete the 13 required to keep his Tour card and be available to play in the Ryder Cup.

    Ian Poulter

    "I found a voucher in a Willy Wonka chocolate bar," said Poulter, 39.

    "If you wrote it no one would believe the story. I guess it was meant to be."

    Read the full story

  75. Craig's Gardening


    West Brom midfielder Craig Gardner

    As if the 3-2 defeat to Leicester wasn't enough for West Brom's Craig Gardner, it seems he's currently engaged in a forestry-related fracas. 

    According to the Birmingham Mail, the 28-year old midfielder has been accused of 'destroying the privacy of his fellow villages in Fillongley, by cutting down a number of large trees on his property'. 

    An unnamed neighbour is quoted as saying that Gardner has 'caused devastation' in the Warwickshire village.

  76. Who is Remi Garde?


    So, Remi Garde's appointment as the new Aston Villa boss will be confirmed later today.

    But who exactly is he?

    Well, he was - as Arsenal fans may just recall - signed by the Gunners on the same day as Patrick Vieira . While Vieira flourished Garde struggled a little and retired from the game after three injury-hit seasons.


    Garde returned to his native France and joined the coaching staff at Lyons, taking over as manager in 2011 and guiding Lyon to league finishes of fourth, third and fifth during three seasons before leaving in 2014 for "personal and family" reasons.

    How will he fare at Villa? We'll soon find out.

  77. Closing in

    Pakistan v England (Third Test)

  78. Burgess checks in

    Rugby Union

    Courtesy of BBC Radio Bristol reporter Alistair Durden...

  79. Mistakes are to blame

    Manchester City 2-1 Norwich City

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Alex Neil is blaming individual errors for Norwich City's run of four straight Premier League defeats.

    City came within a few minutes of holding leaders Manchester City to a draw at the weekend but lost 2-1 after an 89th minute error from goalkeeper John Ruddy led to the home side's winner.

    Neil told BBC Radio Norfolk: "It's been the story of the last few weeks, it's not as if it's anything new."  

  80. Ronaldo on the move?


    Cristiano Ronaldo has not ruled out leaving Real Madrid one day, saying his future is still undecided. 

    The 30-year-old has been regularly linked with moves away from the Spanish giants, with his former club Manchester United often touted as a possible destination.


    Ronaldo, whose contract with Real Madrid expires in 2018, told German magazine Kicker he could imagine leaving the Soanish giants.

    "I'm a Real Madrid player at the moment, but you can never know," he said.

    "You've got to do what makes you happy. Nobody knows what will happen tomorrow. All I can say is that I will always give my best for my club and for Portugal."

  81. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday and BBC Sport Facebook page

    Ryan Hooper: Yeovil Town midfielder Kevin Dawson gave me a spare ticket he had for the Yeovil vs Man Utd FA Cup game last season. Legend.

    Pete Hughes: Wilshere's mum was a dinner lady at the school I worked at (and went to). She gave my shirt to Kolo who got it signed by squad.

  82. Legal claim against Mourinho



    The claim against Jose Mourinho will be on the basis that he was instrumental in the actions against Carneiro in having her dropped from first-team duties and effectively demoted.

    It means the Portuguese manager will have to appear in person at an employment tribunal unless the case is settled out of court beforehand. Under employment law, an individual can be personally liable for damages if victimisation or discrimination can be proved. 

  83. BreakingLegal claim against Mourinho


    Jose Mourinho is to be the subject of an individual legal claim from former Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro in addition to the action she is bringing against the club for constructive dismissal, it can be revealed.

    The Press Association are reporting that legal papers will be served on Mourinho this week as part of separate but connected claims against him and against the club. 

  84. Relive the action

    Formula 1


    We mentioned earlier that Nico Rosberg won the Mexican Grand Prix, beating his world title-winning team-mate Lewis Hamilton into second place.

    Well, if you want to watch highlights of what happened, you're in luck - click here.

  85. Reasons to be cheerful

    Everton 6-2 Sunderland

    Ian Kennedy

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside Sport


    Scoring six goals in the Premier League is really impressive – and the manner of Everton’s attacking play in the second half was sparkling. Gerard Deulofeu has immense ability and must be a nightmare for full backs. Anyone who can ping a cross into the danger zone the way he does has to be worth his weight in gold – and a dream for strikers of the ability of Romelu Lukaku.

    But a big day too for Arouna Kone – a player who’s Everton career hasn’t really got going because of injury – until now. We’ve seen glimpses before, but yesterday we saw a player fully fit and full of confidence. And when you can bring a player like Kevin Mirallas off the bench, it just shows what strength in depth Everton now seem to possess.

  86. Well done Mr T

    Pakistan v England (Third Test)

  87. Wakefield sign Cronulla's Tupou

    Rugby League

    Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed Cronulla Sharks forward Anthony Tupou on a two-year deal.

    The 31-year-old is no relation to Bill Tupou, who signed a one-year deal with the Super League side last week.

  88. Hi there

    Pakistan v England (Third Test)

    Meanwhile, on the pitch, whisper it but England are still doing rather well.

    James Taylor is on 47, Jonny Bairstow 16, and England are 173-4. Not long till the end of play now, with Pakistan's first innings total of 234 in sight.

  89. 'England need Southern Hemisphere coach'

    Rugby Union

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    New Zealand lift the Rugby World Cup

    After Saturday's conclusion to the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham, 5 live Sport have been reviewing the tournament as a whole.

    Former England fly-half Paul Grayson joins Stephen Jones of the Sunday Times and BBC reporter Chris Jones to select their players and highlights of the tournament, as well as the performances of the Home Nations. 

    You can download the podcast or listen again via the 5 live website. 

  90. Gulls striker must 'grow up'


    Torquay United striker Tyrone Marsh needs to "grow up" after being sent off for pushing team-mate Dan Butler, according to player-boss Kevin Nicholson.

    The 21-year-old was shown the red card with 12 minutes to go in their 1-1 National League draw at Altrincham.

    "Marshy was very good for 80 minutes, but he's got to grow up, he's got to learn, you can't give a referee any opportunity whatsoever with things like that," Nicholson told BBC Radio Devon. 

  91. 'What a joke'



    Manchester City captainVincent Kompanyhas described Uefa's investigation into booing of the Champions League anthem by his club's supporters as "a joke".

    "We have played many games in Europe where there has been racial abuse and we have had to put up with it," Kompany said.

    "And there have been times when we have been sanctioned in the same way as the team that was actually perpetrating those chants."

    The European governing body opened disciplinary proceedings after City fans jeered the anthem prior to last month's home game with Sevilla, saying it breached regulations concerning "disruption of the competition anthem".

  92. Van Gerwen retains European title


    World number one Michael van Gerwen defeated reigning PDC world champion Gary Anderson 11-10 to retain his European Championship title.

    Michael van Gerwen

    The 26-year-old Dutchman trailed 10-7 to Scotland's Anderson in the final, but won the last four legs of a high-quality contest to claim the £65,000 first prize.

    "Maybe I played the four best legs of my career under this pressure and I'm really happy with that," he said. "It's fantastic to win a tournament like this in that way."

  93. Get Involved


    Lee: Touring the Emirates before Arsenal's Champions League game against Napoli, Kieran Gibbs passed a ball to me which I dutifully passed back.

    Sudip Bhaduri: In 1995 top GB runner Liz McColgan on holiday in Florida at the same time as me, commented on my 'stylish Irish t shirt'.

  94. Schneiderlin sits out

    Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    Morgan Schneiderlin was the most notable absentee from Manchester United's open training session ahead of Tuesday's Champions League tie against CSKA Moscow.

    The midfielder played the full 90 minutes in Saturday draw against Crystal Palace, which was United's third 0-0 in a row.

  95. That winning feeling for Tevez



    Carlos Tevez captained his boyhood club Boca Juniors to the Argentine Primera Division title on Sunday, the eighth league crown of the former Juventus and Premier League striker's career.

    Tevez, who played for Boca when they won their last national crown in 2003 before moving to Europe, returned to the Buenos Aires side in July.

    "I came back to feel this again," the 31-year-old said.

    Former Lyon defender Fabian Monzon's 42nd minute goal earned Boca a 1-0 win over Tigre to secure the club's 31st title with a game to spare.

  96. Test of knowledge

    Rugby union

  97. It was 'painful' - Button

    Formula 1


    Jenson Button rued a "painful" Mexican Grand Prix after finishing 14th in Sunday's race.

    Button started in last place after he was handed a record 70-place grid penalty due to Formula 1's engine rules.

    "Painful, I think, is the word," said Button, the 2009 world champion, when asked to describe his race. "I was on the harder tyre at the start but still it was just waving goodbye to everyone in front really.

    "I couldn't hold people behind me even if I was in front of them - not that it was very often, unless they were pitting or lapping me."