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Summary

  1. No dressing room revolt - Mourinho
  2. Tom Graveney has passed away, aged 88
  3. Man Utd v CSKA Moscow, Sevilla v Man City (both 19:45)
  4. GET INVOLVED #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan and Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    BBC coverage

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Short of something to do this evening? Not any more...

    You can also listen and follow live text commentary on BBC Sport online but, for Sportsday, that is it from us.

    Enjoy the football and see you on Wednesday morning, 08:00 GMT.

  2. A European force

    Sevilla v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    Alistair Bruce-Ball

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    Sevilla haven't been great in La Liga this season (11th) but are still formidable opponents on home turf. In their last two home games in La Liga they have beaten Barcelona 2-1 and Getafe 5-0. 

    They have won the Europa League in the last two campaigns, winning their last 10 European fixtures at home. Their last defeat was 2-0 against Real Betis in last 16 of the Europa League in March 2014.

    Manuel Pellegrini's record at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan with Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga wasn't the best either - played nine, won two, lost seven.

  3. Spanish sunshine

    Sevilla v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    Alistair Bruce-Ball

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    Seville

    The atmosphere is building in Seville ahead of the game...

    If Manchester City can win, and Juventus do the same in Germany against Borussia Monchengladbach, then the Premier League will have qualified for the knockout stages with two games to spare.

  4. Tuuunes....

    Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (19:45 GMT)

  5. Klopp to name strong side

    Rubin Kazan v Liverpool (Thurs, 18:00 GMT)

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    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to take a strong squad to Russia for the Europa League tie against Rubin Kazan.

    Most of the players who were involved in the weekend win at Chelsea are scheduled to travel, although one definite absentee will be Joao Teixeira, who is ineligible for the competition.

    Liverpool at the very least have to avoid defeat in Kazan if they are to avoid a tricky conclusion to their Group B campaign.

    They currently trail leaders Sion, on seven points, by three and are ahead of Kazan by a single point.

  6. 'Pretty insulting'

    Rugby Union

    SA

    Steffon Armitage has branded England stars supporting his World Cup exclusion as "pretty insulting".

    Toulon flanker Armitage joined Nick Abendanon in criticising Tom Youngs and Tom Wood for suggesting a U-turn on England's policy of not selecting overseas-based stars could have proved divisive at the World Cup.

    "I know them, played against them, and to hear them say we'd be a distraction if selected was pretty insulting," Armitage told Rugby World.

    "At the end of the day all we wanted to do was make the team better and I just think it was wrong for players to say what they did. We could have learned from each other and created more rivalry for places."

  7. Boo when you want

    Sevilla v Man City (Tues, 19:45 BST)

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    Manager Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City's supporters have the right to boo the Champions League anthem in protest at Uefa.

    The club were reported after fans were heard jeering the music before their 2-1 home win over Sevilla.

    "I think everyone has the right to boo or protest on different things," the Chilean told a news conference ahead of Tuesday's return game in Spain.

    "If they boo then they feel there's something Uefa is not doing right."

  8. 'Thanks Bill'

    Football

    A banner in support of Everton chairman Bill Kenwright will be flown over Goodison Park before the club's next home game, reports the Liverpool Echo.

    The message, which will thank Kenwright for 'everything he has done' for the Blues, will be trailed at the Aston Villa match on 21 November.

    Earlier this season, a group of Evertonians arranged for planes to fly over their games with Southampton and Chelsea, with Kenwright the subject of critical messages.

  9. Terry trending on Twitter

    Football

    Here are some social media stats on the John Terry/ Robbie Savage debate:

    • Between 13:00 GMT and 16:00 GMT, the term ‘John Terry’ was tweeted over 21,000 times, making it the number one trend in the UK.
    • Tweets containing the term ‘John Terry’ were re-tweeted as far afield as Bandung near Jakarta.
  10. Post update

    Football

    Dan Walker

    BBC Sport presenter

    John Terry's criticism of Robbie Savage continues to get people talking....

  11. Savage says

    Football

    Chelsea captain John Terry criticised TV pundit Robbie Savage as he defended his side's recent poor performance here.

    The former Blackburn and Wales midfielder has responded...

  12. Inglot beats Nadal

    Tennis

  13. Clement 'could be Derby's Fergie'

    Paul Clement

    Derby County chairman Mel Morris believes head coach Paul Clement has the chance to build a lasting dynasty in the manner of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

    Asked if Clement could become their Ferguson, Morris told BBC Radio Derby's Sportscene Talk-In: "I actually think he could. Paul has an opportunity to help shape how we run this club."

    The Rams are third in the Championship after seven wins in their last nine games.

  14. Arsenal news conference

    Bayern Munich v Arsenal (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Arsene Wenger's news conference is a lot more friendly than Jose Mourinho's was earlier.

    Now, the Arsenal boss is wishing Bayern legend Gerd Muller a happy birthday. Nice touch.

    That's it from Wenger.

  15. Arsenal news conference

    Bayern Munich v Arsenal (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    More from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger:

    "We have won everywhere in Europe and we will try to win this game.

    "We are a team that stick together when things don’t go well.”

  16. Arsenal news conference

    Bayern Munich v Arsenal (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    A bit of team news from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger first.

    Defender Hector Bellerin is ruled out with injury, while 17-year-old Jeff Reine-Adelaide comes into the squad.

    "We need to give a similar performance to when we played Bayern last time," said Wenger.

    "I expect Bayern to play offensively and try to put us under pressure”.

  17. Arsenal news conference

    Bayern Munich v Arsenal (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Arsene Wenger has arrived. News conference to follow...

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  18. Ready, steady, fire

    Fancy a career change?

  19. Arsenal news conference

    Bayern Munich v Arsenal (Wed, 19;45 GMT)

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is due to be speaking to the media shortly. We will bring you what he has to say when we have it...

  20. Champions League chat

    Sevilla v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    Former Sevilla and France international defender Julien Escude has been speaking to BBC World Service:

    Do Sevilla need to win?

    "Yes exactly as always, it's the very, very highest level, and it's a home match in front of their own fans, so the three points are all important. For me it's going to be very difficult, we know how good Man City are. They are very high level. On paper they are the better team but in the first match it was very difficult for Man City. I hope Sevilla will have more luck this time around.

  21. Leeds fans hope to buy club for £30m

    Football

    Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino will sell his majority stake in the club for £30m, according to Leeds Fans United chief executive Dylan Thwaites. 

    Cellino announced on Friday that he was willing to agree a takeover with supporters and forgo any profit. 

    "Massimo invited us to buy his majority stake and has agreed to sell to us at cost, at the money he has put into the club," Thwaites told BBC Radio Leeds. 

    "If we look at Companies House there's certainly £30m or so of new equity."

    Elland Road
  22. Post update

  23. Post update

    Cricket

    The tributes are coming in to the news former England captain Tom Graveney has died.-

  24. FC Astana 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Full-time

    It's finished goalless in Kazakhstan, meaning the Spanish side edge a point clear of Benfica at the summit of Group C.

    Astana stay bottom, with Benfica hosting Galatasaray at 19:45 GMT.

  25. Graveney passes away

    Cricket

    Some more on the news that former England captain and MCC president Tom Graveney has died aged 88. 

    Graveney made 11 centuries in 79 Test matches for England between 1951 and 1969, scoring 4,882 runs at an average of 44.38. 

    Appointed president of the MCC in 2005, and an honorary life member of the Lord's club, Graveney played county cricket at both Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.

    Tom Graveney
  26. Graveney passes away

    Cricket

    Some sad news from the world of cricket.

    Former England batsman and MCC president Tom Graveney has passed away at the age of 88. 

  27. Referees don't respect players - Mills

    Football

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former England defender Danny Mills believes football referees do not have respect for players.

    Discussing the recent charges issued by the FA to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and West Brom head coach Tony Pulis for comments they made to officials, Mills said: "Do football referees have respect for players? I don't think they do.

    “If you look at some of their decisions, they just wave people away and say, 'oi you, come ere'."

    Listen to what Mills had to say here

  28. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Kishore Mukherjee: Head hit the post in a match while saving a free kick. Fractured my skull and was bleeding. Finished the match.

  29. Tracks of Rod's tears

    Afternoon Edition

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart has been on Afternoon Edition bemoaning "a bad couple of months for Scottish sport", which culminated in Vern Cotter's side being beaten by Australia at the Rugby World Cup.

    "My nine-year-old cried his eyes out when Scotland went out," said Rod, who shed a tear or two of his own when Celtic beat Barcelona in 2012.

    "Lots of guys cry at football," he added. "It was one of the experiences of my life I'll never forget. My favourite football match in fact."

  30. Parking the bus...

    Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (19:45 GMT)

    This is a bit embarassing.

    Forward Memphis Depay and assistant manager Ryan Giggs appeared to miss the bus as Manchester United met up ahead of their Champions League tie with CSKA Moscow, reports the Manchester Evening News.

  31. Five things Remi Garde must do...

    5. Stay in the Premier League

    Mark Regan

    BBC WM Sport

    After flirting with the drop for a few years, there's a growing feeling that this season Villa may not dodge the drop this time.

    After 11 games, they are bottom and need 36 points from 27 games to get to the 40-point mark. Their next six league games include matches with Manchester City, Everton, Southampton and Arsenal, so it's already a big challenge for Garde to keep them up. 

    How they do it doesn`t really matter just as long as they do.

  32. Making an entrance

    Tennis

    Andy Murray will get to experience it as well - he is in action at the event on Wednesday.

  33. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    More stories of sporting success while injured...

    Bijan White: Brutal three-day Arctic Circle cross-country ski race in Greenland with a fractured wrist. No cast. Fell five times. Finished.

    Steven Warner: Sprinting back from halfway, ankle went over badly in a pothole, got back, cleared ball off line, finished game, two months out.

    Hassan Anfield: Dislocate my shoulder while playing in a cup competition. I still managed to keep on playing and score an 87min winning goal.

  34. Five things Remi Garde must do...

    4. Offer leadership

    Mark Regan

    BBC WM Sport

    I'm not sure that there's a team in the Premier League afraid of Villa or playing at Villa Park. The entire club lacks leadership, is rudderless and is held back by a “comfort culture”. Sadly it`s been that way for a few years now. 

    Owner Randy Lerner wants to sell and chief executive Tom Fox is conspicuous by his absence from the media. 

    Far too often the fans at home turn up to be let down. Garde has to find a way to give the whole club direction and leadership.

  35. How Ronaldo almost signed for Liverpool & Arsenal

    Football

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Did you know that Liverpool agreed a fee to sign Cristiano Ronaldo? And that the Portuguese forward came very close to signing for Arsenal?

    This piece explains all...

  36. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    You're still telling us about your sporting successes while injured...

    Oluwasola Oloruntobi: Had a bleeding thigh in a friendly game in first half, went on to play 90 minutes, then absent from school for two days.

    Anthony Sawdy: Broke my thumb saving a penalty in 11 a side. Exact same happened shortly after I came back. Should've let then in.

    Yousef Abkari: Tore ankle ligaments in first half of a cup game. Forced myself back on after an hour, 4-1 down. Scored four, set up one and won 6-4.

  37. Five things Remi Garde must do...

    3. Fix the defence

    Mark Regan

    BBC WM Sport

    As Brian Clough used to say, 'All great sides are built on clean sheets'. Villa`s last one in the league was in the opening day victory over Bournemouth and, since then, they have let in 20 goals in 10 games. 

    Villa simply can`t give two goals to anyone in the Premier League and hope to win the game. At the moment they are a soft touch and need to become harder to score against.

  38. Ruling the roost

    Football

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    Arsenal have the best two of the best midfielders in Europe and Leicester'sRiyad Mahrezis better than Neymar.

    Or at least that's whata set of statistics,released today, claim to have revealed.

    Based on technical analysis way too complicated to explain here,Santi Cazorlais the best defensive midfielder in all of Europe's big five leagues so far this season while Mesut Özilrules the roost in the best attacking midfielder category.

    It also reveals that Mahrez is the second best forward, behind Robert Lewandowski but ahead of Barca's Neymar.

    Don't believe us,you can have a gander here.

  39. The power of sport

    Paul Hayward, the Daily Telegraph's hugely respected sports writer, has written a powerful piece about how sport has helped him during his battle with cancer.

    Hayward had '30 doses of radiotherapy and six of concurrent chemotherapy for a type of head and neck cancer' in April and May.

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    He talks about how moments like Lionel Messi's superb Champions League semi-final goal against Bayern Munich made him "rise from my chair, and illness fell away."

    It's a facinating read, which you can find here.

  40. FC Astana 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Half-time

    We're still waiting for the opening goal in the early Champions League game in Kazakhstan...

  41. Five things Remi Garde must do...

    2. Harness potential

    Mark Regan

    BBC WM Sport

    Jordan Ayew, Jordan Veretout, Jordan Amavi, Jose Angel Crespo, Idrissa Gueye, Adama Traore and Tiago Ilori were all brought in over the summer but none have managed to secure a regular starting place. 

    None of them started against Spurs so Garde must assess them and ask a fundamental question, are they good enough? If not then he has to focus on those are he feels can help the club survive.

  42. Muller time

    Football

    The word legend is often overused...

    Not in this case though. Happy 70th birthday Gerd.

  43. Five things Remi Garde must do...

    1. Establish authority

    Mark Regan

    BBC WM Sport

    If Garde has accepted the job along with the existing back room set up, that becomes an immediate worry. They seem to have more coaches than National Express at Villa. Along with stats men, “recruitment” this, “development” that... 

    Garde needs some “structural clarity” to work within and he has to establish his authority within the club. Quickly.

  44. Five things Remi Garde must do...

    Football

    RG

    So Remi Garde takes charge of Aston Villa with the club bottom of the Premier League and in need of rescuing from what has become their worst start to a season for 127 years. So what does he need to do?  

    BBC WM's Mark Regan will talk us through the five key things...

  45. Salford make a signing

    Rugby League

  46. Malik retires

    Cricket

  47. Watford the best ... for 45 minutes

    Football

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  48. Test of knowledge

    Football

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    You may recall that earlier we asked you to name the eight teams to have competed in the Champions League group stages on 17 or more occasions.

    The answer? Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Porto, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, AC Milan and Olympiakos.

  49. Where's it hidden?

    Football

    Fancy a bit of fun?

    How about a Spot The Ball then.

    They've got plenty of puzzles like this to solve.

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    You'll find it here. Enjoy.

  50. Malik announces retirement

    Cricket

    EP

    Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik has announced that the current Test match against England at Sharjah will be his last.

    Malik tweeted: "I have decided to retire from Test Cricket, will post my retirement blog soon. Please remember me in your Duas, love you all & thank you".

    He made the announcement at the end of the third day of the third Test .

  51. Computer says no

    Football

    Derry City are advertising for a new manager. So far, so normal.

    But one of the key requirements is that a "candidate must have basic computer skills". Anyone have any idea why?

  52. Champions League action

    Football

    Kazakhstan's Astana entertain Atletico Madrid in the Champions League this afternoon.

    Kick-off in 15 minutes...  

    The Spaniards are joint top with six points while Astana are bottom with one point.

  53. Burgess speculation

    Rugby Union

    Some interesting quotes from Bath boss Mike Ford...

  54. Ready to go

    Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (19:45 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    You can listen to live commentary from 18;30 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live.

  55. Thunder sign Kiwi star

    Superleague side Manchester Thunder have signed New Zealand international Liana Leota for the 2016 season. 

    The 30-year-old, who has 41 caps, won gold at the 2009 World Netball Series and 2010 Commonwealth Games.

    She is the wife of Sale Sharks centre Jonny Leota.

    Liana Leota
  56. Trending on Twitter

    Football

    Robbie Savage has been trending on social media.. Why? This is why.

    John Terry is clearly not a fan.

  57. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    We want to know about your sporting successes while injured...

    Josh Jones: Traditional New Year dads'n'lads 5-a-side: Dad hadn't scored all game, twisted ankle in final minutes, carried on and scored.  

  58. Meeting a legend

    Football

    Eniola Aluko

    Winning the FA Cup, winning the Women's Super League with Chelsea, playing in a World Cup semi-final.

    England striker Eniola Aluko hasn't had a bad year has she?

    One of her highlights?  Meeting Brazil legend Pele of course.

    Read her column here.

  59. Went to the game, stayed 10 years

    Football

    If you read one story today, make it this one.

    It tells the tale of 71-year-old Basel fan, Rolf Bantle, who went to watch his team play at Inter Milan in August 2004, nipped to the loo at the San Siro, got separated from the other people on his coach tour ... and that was the last that was heard of him.

    He had about £12 on him and lived rough on the streets, doing odd jobs to get by.

    Now he's been tracked down to a Swiss retirement home. Astonishing doesn't quite cover it...

  60. Pogba on the move?

    Football

    How about this for expensive?

    Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba will cost his next club £177.8m, it has been claimed, reports the Daily Express.

    If that's true, wow, just wow. 

  61. Champions League chat

    Football

    Football Forum

    Kevin Kilbane and Martin Keown join Dan Walker to look forward to Tuesday's Champions League fixtures, with both Manchester clubs in action. Watch here.

    City travel to Sevilla following their victory in the home tie thanks to Kevin de Bruyne's 91st-minute winner, while United host CSKA Moscow having never won a home fixture against a Russian side in the competition.

    Keep up with the action with 5 live Final Score on the BBC Sport website and Red Button from 18:30 GMT.

  62. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    We're looking for your stories of sporting success while injured...

    Craig Masterton: Torn ankle ligament for the past year, playing 5 a side weekly, hospital app today, possible surgery.

    Ooft, awrabest Craig.  

  63. 'Rookie' Lancaster

    Rugby Union

    Outgoing coach Eddie Jones has warned Japan to pick the right man to succeed him and avoid making the same mistake as the Rugby Football Union (RFU), who put "rookie coach" Stuart Lancaster in charge of England.

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    Jones, who guided Japan to a stunning World Cup triumph over South Africa, said: "You know, England pick a rookie coach to coach a home team at a World Cup. When you're a home team, the pressure on that coach is enormous.

    "Every union that's successful, every national team that's successful, has a guy that's experienced, has a guy that understands rugby.

    "The non-negotiables are simple and the unions that falter are the unions that don't follow those non-negotiables like England."

  64. Malik retires from Tests

    Cricket

    A bit of breaking news from the world of cricket as Pakistan's Shoaib Malik announces retirement from Tests.

  65. Sheringham comeback?

    Football

    Geoff Doyle

    BBC Three Counties Radio sport

    Stevenage have confirmed that manager Teddy Sheringham has registered himself as a player at the age of 49 ahead of Wednesday's Hertforshire Senior Cup tie at Welwyn Garden City.

    The former England, Manchester United and Tottenham striker retired from the game in 2008 and became manager in the summer. His team are currently 20th in League Two.

  66. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    When have you enjoyed sporting success despite injury?

    Andrew Neil: Broke my personal best, and in the process winning the tournament, at my golf club while suffering from an ACL injury.

    Dan J Pinchy: Broke two toes at work and then played two 90-minute games of football the same evening and scored in each. Then off for three weeks.

    Richard Finch: Broke wrist playing for new regiment (1973); week later (in plaster) ran x-country, would have won but for wrong turning. 

  67. End of play

    Cricket

    Away from the football, it's evenly poised in the third Test.

  68. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    That's the end from Chelsea and John Terry.

    A very defiant skipper and manager.

    Worth keeping an eye on Robbie Savage's Twitter feed this afternoon perhaps....

  69. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Final few questions for Chelsea skipper John Terry:

    "The pressures are going to be there always and they get bigger and bigger. I was supposed to see Frank Lampard after the game at the weekend but I didn't because I didn't want to see anyone I was so disappointed.

    "We are where we are. I have come under criticism from players I have looked up to and take it on the chin. Rio, Gary Neville etc. When certain other people speak, maybe I don't listen from players who have played at a really bad level, who haven't had a career.

    "Robbie Savage being one. He has dug me out a couple of times. I take it from the very best, other people no."

    Ouch.

    John Terry
  70. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    John Terry is still going and remains thoroughly defiant and defensive of Jose Mourinho...

    "He protects us. We need to be better, he has protected us and protected us. We are talking about the best manager in a long time at this football club and Eden Hazard being the best player.

    "There is talk about them leaving and for me they have to be here and in the Premier League. We have to get behind the best people in the Premier League and make this the best league in the world.

    "In all aspects he is by far, a long, long way, the best manager I have worked with. We are going to turn this round. He will be in charge for the rest of the season and long after I have finished because he is the best man to take the club forward."

  71. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    "It has been difficult," said John Terry. "I can be better personally for sure. I need to be back up to where I was last season.

    "I am prepared to front you guys because I am sure we are going to get out of this.

    "For managers whether you are winning or losing, they have to face you. If you want managers to speak openly, without being fined, or we will get boring answers.

    "The fans want to hear passionate answers.He cares for the football club, he gets punished, and it is unfair. If you guys want honest answers, give them a bit of freedom."

  72. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    More from Chelsea skipper John Terry: "He [Mourinho] is under pressure because of the way we are performing. Collectively we know we need to be better for him.

    "It is unfair he takes the criticism. We are prepared to fight and anyone who has been at the games can see that.

    "In my whole career, I have never heard a player say he would rather lose than win for a manager. It is ridiculous I have to talk about it. It hurts because people are fighting.

    "Us feeling like we have let the fans, the manager, down."

  73. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    John Terry said: "The manager's work comes for me pre-season. Even if the manager wanted to do tactical work, that tactical work has been done. We know where we need to be.

    "The manager is very demanding, he wants players to win, he takes a lot of the responsibility on his own shoulders. He is devastated when we don't win Collectively we will bounce back and climb up the league table."

  74. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    More from John Terry said: "We are a dressing room that stays together, we have seen the last two or three days of ridiculous stories. I can assure the players are 100% behind the manager. 

    "We are together, anyone who has been at the last four of five games can see we have been extremely unlucky. We will turn thngs around. We stay together."

  75. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    John Terry

    Chelsea captain John Terry is now speaking...

    "There are a lot of collective things put together. I think the players will say we've not been good enough. We realise where we are and what we need to do to get out of it and that responsibility lies with us and not the manager."

  76. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    That's that from a typically prickly Jose. The main messages...

    • The players are still with him
    • He isn't feeling very talkative
    • He is confident results will improve
    • He isn't very happy with a lot of people.

    That just about sums it all up. Next up, his captain, John Terry...

  77. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    A football question... 

    Will you qualify for the Champions League knockout stages?

    Jose Mourinho said: "I think Chelsea will finish first in the group, I am completely convinced we are going to qualify. The reality is the game is not even one we have to win because a draw and two victories after mean we will qualify."

  78. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Have you lost any confidence?

    Jose Mourinho said: "No, you asked me yes or no and I said no."

    Nothing like a closed question....

  79. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Have the players asked you to play in a different way or told you they are unhappy?

    "No," Jose Mourinho answers.

    We're no experts, but we're pretty sure Jose isn't enjoying this.

  80. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Jose Mourinho

    A little anecdote from Jose Mourinho now...

    "Yesterday a friend sent me some quotes from a news conference after the Champions League final in May 2004 and I completely forgot it," he says.

    "Back then I said that one day in my career bad results will come and I said that in 2004 after winning the Champions League final with Porto.

    "I will face the bad results with the same honesty and dignity that I am facing now. May 2004 I said that. So 11 years later I resisted well to the nature of my job, to the nature of football... 11 years waiting for this. 

    "It took time but this is the moment I am stable and strong to face it."

  81. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Why aren't results turning around?

    Jose Mourinho: "I told you already, it is a combination of factors. One reason would be easy to fix, it is not one reason.

    Do you need to show more dignity, asks BBC sports editor Dan Roan?

    "This moment the way I am going to show my dignity is not to answer you."

  82. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    What do you need to do differently to be the better manager you want to be?

    "To do what I do all my life, which is to study, and in my case it is difficult to study from others," answers Jose Mourinho.

    "When you reach my level you have to learn from yourself, from own experiences, from analysing the work I do day-by-day.

    "That's why I have a staff of assistants, to discuss every detail of our job, and I learn daily with the experiences that come."

  83. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45GMT)

    Radamel Falcao

    Jose Mourinho says striker Radamel Falcao will be out for a few weeks with a muscular injury.

  84. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Jose Mourinho

    Are you taking too many bullets for the players?

    Jose Mourinho said: "For my players I do everything, I am not going to change."

  85. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Will you become a better coach because of what is happening and will you learn from it?

    "I try to be better every day, not just because of this," Jose Mourinho said. "If I was only a better coach because of bad results I'd be a very bad coach because in the past 15 years I'd have never improved. 

    "But I try to improve every day, I analyse every detail of my work very day. I analyse matches, it's what I do every day."

    Is having a bad run new for you?

    "It is new for me, that's why I am a good manager. If I was a bad one."

  86. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Jose Mourinho

    More from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho about why the difference in form this season:

    "I know why. I would here for a long time to explain, it is a combination of factors. Some of them I don't want to touch. But, yes, I know. Everything is football related. We don't want to blame social or political problems in some corner of the globe."

  87. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    How have the players responded since defeat on Saturday and are they still responding to your methods?

    "Yes," says Jose Mourinho.

    How? Mourinho is suddenly talkative.

    "By giving their best every minute of every training session," he says. "By showing solidarity, by fantastic personal and professional relationship.

    "Training always in the limits of the quality and the effort and always with the strong desire to win the next game, which is what we are going to try and do tomorrow."

  88. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Jose Mourinho

    Have you lost the support of the players?

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinhosaid: "Very sad accusation, you are accusing more than one player of dishonesty. If I accuse you to be a dishonest journalist, you would be very upset and probably would take legal action.

    "It is a question for the players."

  89. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Jose Mourinho is in the house.

    He's  just been asked his first question and judging from his answer this could be an awkward news conference.

    First question: You say you think you've got time, have you spoken with Roman since the weekend?

    "I don't have to answer you," replies Mourinho. "If I was with the owner or not, I don't have to answer."

    How long do you think you have?

    "Three years and seven months," replies Mourinho, referring to his contract.

    The word icy doesn't quite cover it.

  90. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Dan Roan

    BBC Sports editor

    Here we go...

    Chelsea
  91. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    A glance at Jose Mourinho's win record this season, compared to his previous Premier League record, and it is no surprise he is under a tad bit of pressure...

    Twenty seven percent?? 

    We will hear from the Chelsea boss now and you can click on the play icon on this page or hit the live coverage tab.

    It is under way...

    Chelsea
  92. Fighting back

    Pakistan v England (Third Test)

    A spot of cricket news before Jose arrives, and it's good news too.

  93. All well at training

    Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    JM

    Jose Mourinhotook training on Tuesday at Chelsea's Surrey base ahead of Wednesday's Champions League Group G clash with Dynamo Kiev.

    Branislav Ivanovic (hamstring) and Pedro (undisclosed) joined in after recent injuries. Only goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (knee) did not train.

    The Blues are third at the halfway point of the group and need a win to kick-start their European campaign.

    Mourinho, under significant pressure, is due to face the media any time now...

  94. Ten-minute warning

    Football

    Got your tea ready? Excuses thought up for a break?

    This is your 10 minute warning - if they are on time of course.

    Jose Mourinho's news conference will be live on this page ahead of tomorrow's visit of Dynamo Kiev.

    It could be tasty....

  95. Mahrez wary of rising expectations

    Football

    Riyad Mahrez has insisted Leicester City will not let their fine start to the season alter their expectations.

    The 24-year-old Algeria international has scored seven goals in 10 Premier League games to help City climb to third in the table after 11 games. 

    Riyad Mahrez

    Mahrez, who has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, told BBC Radio Leicester: "We just take it game after game. 

    "We just want 40 to 42 points first, then after maybe we can speak more."

  96. Africa's player of the year

    Football

    The live launch show of the award on Saturday 14th November will be on BBC World, before a two-week voting period and the reveal programme on Friday 11 December.

  97. Out of place?

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

    Phil Wye

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Boarding my flight to Munich ahead of Arsenal's meeting with Bayern on Wednesday. I didn't expect to see a guy in a full Chelsea tracksuit. No it's not Jose...  

  98. What a move

    Football

    If you've not seen Spurs' final goal in the 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Monday, it's well worth watching, as this nifty graphic below demonstrates...

  99. Townsend wants Spurs exit?

    Football gossip

    Andros Townsend

    The London Evening Standard are reporting that Andros Townsend is considering asking to leave Tottenham after becoming frustrated at a lack of game-time.

    They say the winger was pictured arguing with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner during the warm down after last night’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa.

  100. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    We want to know about your sporting successes while injured...

    Rob: Sprained ankle playing eight-a-side, tried to run it off, give away was when I tried to shoot. Week later found out it was broken.  

    Tony Kibble: Scored winning goal in school inter house hockey match minutes after a stick full in the face broke my nose.

  101. Etuhu in trouble

    Football

    Former Premier League player Dickson Etuhu was arrested after allegedly being involved in a scuffle with security guards and police in Sweden on Sunday, reports the Daily Mirror.

    The 33-year-old, who has previously played for Manchester City, Sunderland, Fulham and Blackburn, is playing for Stockholm-based side AIK.

    He said on the club's website: "I want to confirm that I am the AIK player that was involved. I'm coming forward because I don't want any more speculation surrounding my team-mates and I have always stood up for my actions."

  102. McIlroy hits the skids

    Golf

  103. Jose countdown

    Chelsea v Dinamo Kiev (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Dan Roan

    BBC Sports editor

    At Chelsea's Surrey training complex where beleaguered boss Jose Mourinho and John Terry will address the media at 12:30 GMT.

    You can also follow the news conference on this page... It could be interesting to say the least.

  104. Sinoti agrees new Falcons deal

    Sinoti Sinoti

    Newcastle Falcons winger Sinoti Sinoti has signed a new long-term contract with the Premiership club.

    The 30-year-old is currently sidelined with a leg injury sustained while player for Samoa in the summer.

    "Sinoti is a quality player and brings a lot of power, aggression and go-forward to the table," said boss Dean Richards.  

  105. Burgess to Leeds?

    Rugby league

    Sam Burgess

    The chase is on - according to the Yorkshire Post anyway.

    They report, man of the moment, Sam Burgess is wanted by Leeds Rhinos.

    They have told his club, Bath, they are interested in signing the 26-year-old if he decides to call time on his rugby union career.

  106. Question of Sport teaser

    Time to test your grey matter...

    Kettle on? Brain warmed up? Good, here is the Question of Sport teaser.

    Name the 8 teams to have competed in the Champions League group stages on 17 or more occasions?

    We will give you the answers later...

  107. Time for tea

    Pakistan v England (Third Test)

    g

    It's tea on the third day, and Pakistan may well now be feeling the more pleased of the two teams.

    They are on 58-0, just 14 runs from wiping out England's first innings lead.

    It means with two and a bit days to go, and the pitch deteriorating, the contest is on a knife edge.

    England need victory, remember, to avoid defeat in the series.

    Live text commentary here.

  108. Crouch still hopes for Stoke future

    Football

    BBC Radio Stoke

    Peter Crouch

    Stoke City striker Peter Crouch insists he still has a future with the Premier League club, despite being underused so far this season. 

    The 34-year-old former England international has managed just 45 minutes of league action in three substitute appearances.

    "Ideally, I want to force my way back in and play in a few more games," he told BBC Radio Stoke. "But I enjoy playing for this club and it's a good place to be right now."

  109. Ling the Swindon king

    Football

    From BBC Radio Bristol's Alistair Durden...

  110. Williams scrapes through

    Tennis

    Venus Williams

    Venus Williams opened the WTA Elite Trophy with a battling 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1 win over fellow American Madison Keys.

    Williams has already won two titles in a resurgent season and could return to the top 10 in the rankings for the first time in more than four years with a strong showing in the 12-player tournament.

  111. Get Involved

    #bbc sportsday

    When have you enjoyed sporting success despite injury?

    Ewan Mubs: One game football cameo while in recovery for broken wrist & knee surgery in a week. Saved two pens to win shootout.

    Craig Coe: A few years ago I broke my hand playing in goal for our 5-a-side team, saved a penalty with said hand before realising.

    Tom Neill: Cup match against my Dad's team, broke my arm, went off in an ambulance. Dad carried on playing - they won 2-0, he scored.

  112. Post update

    Football

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Champions League football is back and you can listen live on BBC Radio 5 live from 18:30 GMT.

  113. The end for Stevie?

    Football

    Steven Gerrard

    Steven Gerrard could be ready to finally call time on his playing career.

    Gerrard told the LA Galaxy official website that next season, which begins in January in the USA, could be his last

    "It could be my last season as a footballer," he said. "I certainly don’t want to feel like I’m feeling right now come next year. I’d love to go out on a high."

  114. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    We're looking for your stories of sporting success while injured...

    Richard Mitchell: Once scored 24* and a 3-fer just 4 days after an ingrowing big toenail op with huge dressing on my toe. Very bloody sock.

    Connor Brown: Not massively impressive but a clean sheet in a 6-a-side game after breaking my wrist with the first save.

  115. Khan-Pacquiao talks start

    Boxing

    Khan

    Amir Khan says his team is in negotiations to fight with Manny Pacquiao in what would be the Filipino great's final bout before taking to full-time politics.

    Winner of world titles in eight different weight classes, the 36-year-old Pacquiao is recovering from a surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff following his defeat to Floyd Mayweather Jr in May.

    "It would be an amazing fight, two fighters who know each other really well," Khan said. "We have trained together, sparred together and obviously I have left it to my team.

    "I'm on a vacation here, my office arranges the fights for me. If the fight happens, it would be an amazing fight, it would be a big fight."

  116. Football Daily Podcast

    Tottenham 3-1 Aston Villa

  117. Omens not good

    Pakistan v England (Third Test)

    Pakistan are 40-0 in their second innings, but their chances of winning this Test are, if the stats are anything to go by, not good.

    England led by 72 after the first innings, which led to this tweet from Test Match Special's Andrew Samson.

    You can follow live text commentary of the Test here.

  118. Happy birthday

    Football

    Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has wished fellow German World Cup winner Gerd Muller many happy returns.

    Also celebrating on Tuesday are former Arsenal striker Ian Wright (52), former Aston Villa and Manchester United frontman Dwight Yorke (44) and another former Villa favourite, Ugo Ehiogu (43).

  119. Ling in at Swindon

    Football

    A managerial appointment to brighten up your morning...

    Former Swindon Town midfielder Martin Ling has returned to the club as Mark Cooper's successor.

    The 49-year-old has formerly managed Torquay and Leyton Orient.

    The League One side are currently in the relegation zone... The club legend has a big job ahead.

  120. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    We're looking for your stories of sporting success while injured...

    Sam Clarke: Helped my school hockey team win our local derby with a broken wrist. Unfortunately broke my other arm doing it.   

    Scott: I won the 25m dash at Charnock infant school while not entirely over swollen glands. Do I win anything?  

    Just Sportsday's ever-lasting respect, Scott...

  121. London's calling

    American Football

    Some breaking news... 

    The National Football League has announced a partnership with the Rugby Football Union that will see the league play a minimum of three regular-season games at Twickenham Stadium in London over a three-year period.

  122. In-demand Gray prolongs Glasgow stay

    Rugby union

  123. Mirallas and Adebayor on the move?

    Football gossip

    Fancy a bit of gossip? You are in luck...

    Daily Express: Everton midfielder Kevin Mirallas, 28, could leave the club in January as he is concerned his lack of first-team action could hinder his hopes of going to Euro 2016 with Belgium.  

    Daily Mirror: Watford are considering a short-term deal for Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, in January. He is a free agent having been released by Tottenham by mutual consent in September.

  124. Bound to be lively...

    Football

  125. Changed days at Melbourne Cup

    Analysis

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC Sport horse racing correspondent

    Michelle Payne

    Imagine how big it will be when a female jockey wins the Aintree Grand National - enormous - and they were saying the same in Australia about the Cup.

    Consequently, Michelle Payne has been propelled from 'good jockey' to 'national celebrity' and one of the most famous sportswomen around after scaling the heights on Prince of Penzance.

    To have beaten Frankie Dettori, the most famous jockey in the world, in the process can only add to the sense of achievement. A red-letter day for the once oh-so-macho world of Aussie sport.

  126. Payne makes history

    Horse Racing

    MC

    Australian Michelle Payne has become the first female jockey to win Australia's most prestigious horse race, the Melbourne Cup.

    The New Zealand-bred Prince of Penzance won despite being an outsider, with French horse Max Dynamite second and New Zealand horse Criterion third.

    Frankie Dettori was banned for a month and fined A$20,000 (£9,338) for careless riding on Max Dynamite.

    Payne said winning was "everybody's dream as a jockey in Australia".

  127. Police make German FA raid

    Football

    Reuters are reporting that police have raided the Frankfurt headquarters of the German football association and searched the homes of officials on suspicion of tax evasion linked to the awarding of the 2006 World Cup. 

    It had been alleged that the bid committee of the DFB bought votes using a £4.9m fund. The DFB denies the allegations.

  128. Scan due

    Football

  129. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Ben Stokes wielding a bat effectively one-handed got us thinking about other incidences of sporting derring-do.

    BT

    We all know about the likes of Bert Trautmann and his broken neck so instead we want to hear about your friends and family members and the times when they have achieved sporting greatness while hobbled in some way.

    Did your great uncle Bob score a winner in a cup final while nursing a broken foot? That sort of thing...

    Let us know at #bbcsportsday

  130. Don't miss it

    Football

    JM

    All of which below is why Mourinho's news conference - due in a few hours, at 12:30 GMT - should be well worth tuning into.

    He's there, in theory, to discuss his side's Champions League game on Wednesday with Dinamo Kiev.

    In reality, that will be the last thing the journalists assembled want to ask about...

    It should be an interesting appointment with the Chelsea boss - don't miss it.

  131. Fabregas refutes 'revolt' reports

    Football

    And now this.

    Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has denied media reports that he is behind "a mini-revolt" against manager Jose Mourinho...

  132. Mourinho banned

    Football

    JM

    So to Chelsea, where things seem to be continuing to go from bad to worse.

    Jose Mourinho has been given a one-match stadium ban with immediate effect and also fined £40,000 by the Football Association.

    The punishment comes after Mourinho admitted a misconduct charge over his language and behaviour in the defeat by West Ham on 24 October.

    Mourinho, 52, was sent to the stands after going to speak to referee Jon Moss in his room at half-time and will now miss Chelsea's league game at Stoke on Saturday, unless he appeals.

  133. All out

    Pakistan v England (Third Test)

    It's all over in the UAE. England have been bowled out for 306, with Stokes' valiant effort to hold up an end is over - bowled for a 10-ball duck.

    Stuart Broad finished unbeaten on 13 - England are 72 ahead. Nicely poised indeed.

  134. Frosty

    Formula 1

    Seems things remain a trifle frosty between Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

    Hamilton says the team have "felt the need to be extra warm" to Rosberg since the Briton won his third World Championship.

    hamilton

    Rosberg won in Mexico on Sunday with Hamilton a frustrated second after a dispute over team strategy.

    Asked if the team had orchestrated the result, Hamilton said: "I never think those kind of things. But I know the team has felt the need to be extra warm [to Rosberg]."

    Even when discussing Rosberg's Mexico win Hamilton managed to get in a barbed reference to the German's mistake in the previous grand prix in Austin that cost him victory, saying: "Nico drove well. No mistakes. No gust of wind."

  135. Jerome's sympathy for Ruddy

    Football

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    John Ruddy

    Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy is being backed to stay in the team by striker Cameron Jerome.

    Ruddy hasn't kept a clean sheet since the Canaries won the Play-Off final at Wembley in May and was at fault in the build-up to Manchester City's winning goal on Saturday.

    “John's been magnificent for us so we can't be too critical of him,” said Jerome.

    But Jerome insists the fact that England number one Joe Hart made a bad mistake in the same game underlines how precarious life as a goalkeeper is.  

  136. Ready for action

    Pakistan v England (Third Test)

    However, judging by this, he will be having a bat...

    And he might be batting very soon too.

    Samit Patel has just been bowled for 42, which leaves England on 291-8 with Stuart Broad and James Anderson at the wicket - and only Stokes to come.

    He's padded up in the pavilion, so despite the fact he'll have to effectively bat with on hand, he's going to give it a go.

    What a hero.

  137. Stokes 'won't bowl'

    Cricket

    BS

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes will not bowl again in the third and final Test against Pakistan because of a "collar bone joint injury".

    Stokes, 24, has not played any part in Sharjah since landing heavily on his right shoulder when trying to take a catch in Sunday's final session.

  138. How it stands

    Football

    Tottenham's win - and Villa's defeat - leaves the table looking like this.

    BBC
  139. 'A fantastic game for us'

    Tottenham 3-1 Aston Vila

    g

    Just so we're not accused of ignoring Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino's team continue to quietly go from strength to strength.

    Unbeaten in the Premier League since the opening weekend, it's no wonder Pochettino was pretty pleased afterwards. 

    "it was a fantastic game for us and I'm pleased with the players," he said.

    "It is true that we haven't lost since the first game of the season but in football the present is always important. If we try to think too much about our position in the table or the objective for the end of the season, this is wrong."

  140. Time has come for McCaw - Kirwan

    Rugby union

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former New Zealand winger Sir John Kirwan believes that two-time world cup winner Richie McCaw should retire.

    When asked about the current All Blacks captain, Kirwan said: "I think he should retire. You’re going to be a legend for the rest of your life, if you hang on too long and have to get dropped, how sad would that be."

    McCaw, who has won 148 caps, says he will take his time in making a decision about his future.

  141. Live on Tuesday

    graphic
  142. 'He has a better CV than me'

    Tottenham 3-1 Aston Villa 1

    The build-up to the game was hardly ideal for Villa given that Remi Garde's arrival from France was delayed by fog.

    New boss Garde didn't speak to the media afterwards, that job falling to caretaker manager Kevin MacDonald.

    "The one thing Remi Garde has is a group of players with a tremendous work ethic," MacDonald told reporters.

    Villa

    "I'll give him my thoughts on who does what and it's up to him to decide. He's got a lot better CV than me in coaching.

    "How we play will be down to him. We've got 27 games left and that's a lot of points to play for. We need probably another 36 points and that's Champions League form."

  143. Seven in a row

    Tottenham 3-1 Aston Villa

    AT

    So to Aston Villa, who suffered a club record-equalling seventh straight Premier League defeat at Tottenham as new boss Remi Garde watched from the stands.

    Garde had barely taken his seat when Mousa Dembele beat Brad Guzan to give the home side an early lead.

    It got worse when Dele Alli struck before Villa rallied through Jordan Ayew.

    Harry Kane put the result beyond doubt late on though, as Spurs extended their unbeaten run to 10 league games.