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Summary

  1. COMING UP: Aston Villa & Watford news conferences
  2. Celtic v Molde, Rubin Kazan v Liverpool (both 18:00 GMT)
  3. Tottenham v Anderlecht (20:05)
  4. Bonfire Night XI debate #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Libby Dawes and Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    And so a busy day on Sportsday comes to an end.

    Hope you all have a great Bonfire night and remember we have live coverage of Celtic, Tottenham and Liverpool in the Europa League on the BBC Sport website right NOW.

  2. Watford news conference

    Leicester v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Geoff Doyle

    BBC Three Counties Radio sport

    Watford boss Quique Flores has been discussing the threat of the Premier League's top goalscorer Jamie Vardy ahead of the Hornets trip to Leicester on Saturday. 

    Watford striker Odion Ighalo is fit to play despite suffering a dead leg last weekend. 

    The Hornets could be unchanged and Flores is aware of the threat of Vardy: "It's very difficult to think about Leicester if you're not including Vardy but it's not possible to think of Leicester just in Vardy. For me it's like a collective. It's very important to know the moves of this player. But the moves depend on the collective moves of Leicester. He is helped by his teammates."

  3. Watford news conference

    Leicester v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Geoff Doyle

    BBC Three Counties Radio sport

    Watford boss Quique Flores had to again field questions about Emmanuel Adebayor today. 

    The forgotten striker at Tottenham continues to be linked to Watford. In what would seem an unlikely alliance Flores didn't dismiss the reports: "I don't like to talk about players who don't belong to the Watford team.

    "But we would welcome every good player. No names but I love players with category, soul, talent - but no names. I respect the players I have in my squad. They are in my mind. I know him. He's very good. He's a good person."

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  4. 'Sorry Andy!'

    Tennis

    This is a picture of the ball girl who hit Britain's Andy Murray with a stray ball during his demolition of David Goffin at the Paris Masters.

    Murray failed to see the funny side but replied to the tweet...

  5. Happy memories

    Tottenham v Anderlecht (20:05 GMT)

    John Southall

    BBC Radio Five Live football reporter

    This fixture will rekindle some magical memories for Tottenham fans. No doubt grainy images of Tony Parks diving to his right to save Arnor Gudjohnsen’s penalty to win the UEFA Cup will be beamed around White Hart Lane pre match. 

    It was a famous night 31 years ago when Graham Roberts lifted the trophy but where does the now named Europa League sit in the current Tottenham’s priority list? With fourth place in the Premier League up for grabs that must be the number one target and Sunday’s game against Arsenal will be at the forefront of Mauricio Pochettino’s mind.

    Spurs

    His team selection will reflect that. I’d expect Harry Kane, among others, to be rested and Son Heung-Min may well return after injury but there’ll be no Andros Townsend. He’s been sent to the naughty step after his very public altercation with the fitness coach Nathan Gardner after Monday's win against Aston Villa.   

    You can follow live coverage of the match on the BBC Sport website.

  6. Isner beats Federer

    Tennis

    America's John Isner has beaten Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Paris Masters.

    Federer, a 17-time grand slam winner, was beaten 7-6(3) 3-6 7-6(5).

  7. Last chance?

    Celtic v Molde (18:00 GMT)

    Ronny Deila

    Celtic manager Ronny Deila has asked his players to rise to the occasion and revive their Europa League hopes, as the teamk sit bottom of their group.

    You can follow live coverage of the match here.

  8. Pulis fined by FA

    Football

    West Brom manager Tony Pulis has been fined £8,000 by the Football Association after admitting a charge of improper conduct.

    The charge related to an incident in the tunnel area after the Baggies were beaten 3-2 by Leicester on Saturday.

  9. Big night for Delia

    Celtic v Molde (18:00 GMT)

    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Leigh Griffiths

    Celtic's European fate could become clearer on a sodden evening in Glasgow, as Molde prepare to try to inflict another damaging defeat on Ronny Deila's side. 

    The Scottish champions' response to that humbling in Norway two weeks ago has been excellent - three comfortable victories on the domestic front. But as Deila has come to discover, domestic dominance is increasingly taken as a given for Celtic. Europe is the benchmark for many of Deila's judges. 

    The presence of his countryman Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the opposing dugout adds another layer of intrigue to a fascinating contest.

  10. Europa League

    Rubin Kazan v Liverpool (18:00 GMT)

    Our dedicated live coverage of Liverpool's visit to Rubin Kazan.

    You can follow it here with kick-off in Russia at 18:00 GMT.

  11. Mourinho loses FA appeal

    Football

    Jose Mourinho has failed with an appeal against his suspended stadium ban and £50,000 fine for comments made after Chelsea's match against Southampton, the Football Association has announced. 

    Mourniho was given the suspended ban, along with a fine, for comments about the referee after his side's defeat to Southampton on 3 October.

  12. Aston Villa news conference

    Aston Villa v Man City (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    Remi Garde: "When I met the players I wanted to give them confidence. They have a game on Sunday, we focus on that and then it is the international break which will give me more time to look around and discover things and the issues I need to address." 

  13. Aston Villa news conference

    Aston Villa v Man City (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    More from new manager Remi Garde: "It was a tough game (against Tottenham on Monday).

    "I was happy with the way the players answered to this game, they had a very good spirit even when they were 2-0 down they did not give up. There is a lot to do but I am not disappointed.

    "Football is about scoring goals and not conceding, I need to find the right balance and need to improve in both areas."

  14. Aston Villa news conference

    Aston Villa v Man City (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    Mark Regan

    BBC WM Sport

    Remi Garde says he's used to working with sporting directors and CEO's when it comes to signing new players. He insists that he has the final say over any moves in or out.

  15. Aston Villa news conference

    Aston Villa v Man City (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    Remi Garde has described the Aston Villa job as "a very difficulty mission."

  16. Aston Villa news conference

    Aston Villa v Man City (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    New Aston Villa manager Remi Garde is in place and ready for his first press conference.

  17. Djokovic makes it 26 sets in a row

    Paris Masters

    World number one Novak Djokovic (seen here entering the Paris Masters like James Bond) extended his latest winning streak to 19 matches, and 26 consecutive sets, with a 6-3 7-5 win over Frenchman Gilles Simon.

    Novak Djokovic at the Paris Masters

    The Serb, 28, did not have it all his own way and was broken when serving for the match, but he closed it out at the second attempt and will next face Tomas Berdych or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.  

  18. We are not here to sightsee

    Rubin Kazan v Liverpool (18:00 BST)

    Liverpool have had three successive 1-1 draws in Europe this season.

    They trail group leaders Sion by three points and are ahead of Kazan by only a point with Bordeaux to follow in their final home game ahead of a trip to Switzerland in December.

    Manager Jurgen Klopp said his side are going to Russia to win.

    "We are not here for a visit. I hope you will see that. We are here to do our best and if we need to work hard for 95, 96 minutes then we shall do this."

  19. Aston Villa news conference

    Aston Villa v Man City (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    We are less than 10 minutes away from Remi Garde's first press conference as Aston Villa manager...

  20. Sam Burgess quits Rugby Union

    Rugby Union

    We understand that Bath won't confirm Burgess' departure until tomorrow. Meanwhile, this has been the only thing on the club's official Twitter feed. 

    At least he wasn't used in the promotional picture...

  21. Klopp plays a strong hand

    Rubin Kazan v Liverpool (18:00 BST)

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has picked a strong team to face Russia's Rubin Kazan in the Europa League.

    Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Sakho, Lovren, Moreno, Can, Allen, Milner, Ibe, Firmino, Benteke.  

    Substitutes: Bogdan, Coutinho, Lallana, Lucas, Origi, Brannagan, Skrtel.

    benteke
  22. Perkins extends Wigan contract

    Football

    Wigan Athletic have taken up the option on David Perkins' contract, meaning he will stay at the club until 2017.

    The 33-year-old midfielder joined in the summer after being released by Blackpool and has played every minute of the Latics' League One campaign.

  23. Burgess quits rugby union

    Rugby league return

    A bit more on Sam Burgess' return to Australia... 

    BBC Sport understands a transfer fee has been agreed between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Bath, who aren't expected to confirm his departure until tomorrow.

    Bath paid about £270,000 (500,000 Australian dollars) for Burgess back in February 2014 

  24. Mascot quiz

    Football

    Know who this pair are? Think you know your mascots?

    Have a go at CBBC's football mascot quiz here.

    magpies
  25. Premier League predictor

    Aston Villa v Manchester City (Sun 13:30)

    Remi Garde could have an easier first game in charge, but will it be Aston Villa's eighth consecutive defeat? Or can bottom beat top? 

    Have a go at the BBC Sport Predictor with your thoughts on that and the rest of the weekend's games 

  26. Class of 92: Out of Their League

    Football

    Who will be the new Salford City manager? Will top striker Gareth Seddon keep scoring? Will the club get promoted? Will the fans take to the Class of 92?  

    Answers to these questions and more will hopefully be answered in the concluding episode of Class of 92: Out of Their League at 21:00 GMT on BBC One.

    You can also watch the first episode on the BBC iPlayer here.

    class of 92
  27. Aston Villa news conference

    Aston Villa v Man City (Sun, 13:30 BST)

    There's a healthy contingent of French media at Villa Park for the Remi Garde press conference.

    National and International interest surrounds one of the most important managerial appointments Villa have made in recent years. If this doesn't work.... Well it's almost unthinkable. But Garde has a huge task ahead.

    And this is his very grand seat the new Villa boss will be sitting in at 17:00 BST to give his first press conference.

    VILLA SEAT
  28. Burgess quits Rugby Union

    5 live special tonight from 7pm

    In light of Sam Burgess'decision to return to rugby leagueand the South Sydney Rabbitohs,5 live Sportwill have a special programme tonight from 7pm. Guests include former England rugby union centreJeremy Guscott

    If you can't listen live, it'll be available to download afterwards as a podcastvia the 5 live website. 

    Sam Burgess career comparison
  29. Michu on his way out?

    Norwich City v Swansea City (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Swansea City striker Michu

    Swansea City manager Garry Monkhas confirmed that an agreement to release Spanish strikerMichuis getting closer. Recent reports suggest his contract could be cancelled having fallen out of favour at the club and struggled with injuries. 

    Michu scored 22 goals in 2012/13 for Swansea, but hasn't scored since October 2013, during which time he's also been out to Napoli on loan. 

  30. Graeme Souness: the winning gene

    Football

    Graeme Souness

    Who is the best British midfielder of all time? This fella certainly has a strong claim...

    He's also a hugely engaging raconteur, asthis fascinating interviewproves.

  31. Cristiano Ronaldo interview

    Football

    Dan Roan

    BBC Sports editor

    Coming up across BBC Sport at 17:00 GMT, I speak toCristiano Ronaldoabout a possible return to Manchester United, Lionel Messi and Jose Mourinho.

    cristiano ronaldo
  32. Test of knowledge

    Tennis

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    Earlier we asked you who are the four Top 20 players to have beaten Andy Murray in a completed singles match in 2015?

    The answers are: Kevin Anderson, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Gilles Simon.

  33. Courtois' comeback trail

    Football

    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has posted a video of his rehabilitation, as he recover from a knee injury.

    The Belgian damaged his medial ligaments in September and underwent knee surgery.

    You can watch a video of his training here, as he does shooting and movement exercises.

    Thibaut Courtois
  34. Gatland 'to leave Wales in 2019'

    Rugby union

    Warren Gatland

    Warren Gatland has confirmed he is likely to stand down as Wales coach in 2019.

    The 52-year-old said he intends to return to his native New Zealand to coach.

    "I'm here until 2019 and the plan for me then is definitely to come home for a period," Gatland told New Zealand broadcaster Radio Sport.

    "If I was involved in provincial rugby or Super Rugby that would be great but, if I'm not, I may have to go to the beach for six months or 12 months, put my feet up and take a bit of a break. I've been away for long enough."

  35. 'Unassuming Yorkshireman turned Australian celebrity'

    Burgess leaves Bath for South Sydney

    Sam Burgess playing for South Sydney Rabbitohs

    How big a star in rugby league is Sam Burgess

    Ahead of his cross-code switch in February 2014, BBC Sport's George Riley wrote this profile piece on Sam Burgess. 

    It tells how the death of his father at a young age affected him and his family, and how film star Russell Crowe made him break down in tears ahead of his debut with the South Sydney Rabbitohs. 

  36. Burgess leaves Bath for Sydney

    Rugby

    England rugby union World Cup winner Will Greenwood isn't impressed....

  37. Memorable farewell

    Burgess leaves Bath for Sydney

    Sam Burgess

    In his last game of rugby league, Sam Burgess broke his cheekbone in the opening seconds of the match as the South Sydney Rabbitohs beat the Canterbury Bulldogs in the NRL Grand Final.

    Despite the injury, Burgess carried on to lead the Rabbitohs to their first NRL title in 43 years while becoming the first non-Australian to win the Clive Churchill medal for the man of the match.

    You can watch highlights here

  38. Scrums or Sydney?

    Burgess leaves Bath for Sydney

    SoSam Burgesshas opted to move back to Sydney with the Rabbitohs.

    Did our quiz help him decide?

    quiz
  39. Burgess leaves Bath

    Rugby union

    Alastair Eykyn

    BBC Sport

    Sam Burgesshas reached an agreement to return to South Sydney Rabbitohs.  

  40. Burgess leaves Bath

    Rugby union

    Alastair Eykyn

    BBC Sport

    Sam Burgess

    Sam Burgess had been given time off by coach Mike Ford, who felt he needed a break after returning to training last week from England's World Cup squad.

    He was a surprise inclusion at centre for the hosts during their doomed campaign, which saw them exit the tournament at the group stages.

    He has been linked with a move back to Rugby League with South Sydney Rabbitohs and Leeds Rhinos both interested in the player.

    Bath had been playing Burgess in the back-row and had been adamant in recent weeks that he would be staying at the club.

  41. Burgess leaves Bath

    Rugby union

    Alastair Eykyn

    BBC Sport

    Sam Burgess has left Bath Rugby with immediate effect, the Premiership club have announced.

    The rugby league convert, 26, had two years left on a three-year deal.

  42. Get Involved - Bonfire Night XI

    #bbcsportsday

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    And if you're having problems seeing the team, you can have a look here

  43. Get Involved - Bonfire Night XI

    #bbcsportsday

    So, we asked your for your Bonfire Night XI and here are the best of them.

    Enjoy...

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  44. Premier League predictor

    Sunderland v Southampton (Sat 15:00 GMT)

    Can Sunderland recover from their 6-2 defeat to Everton? Have a shot at our predictor for that and the rest of this weekend's Premier League fixtures 

    Premier League predictor
  45. Sunderland news conference

    Sunderland v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Fabio Borini, Ola Toivonen, Younes Kaboul and John O’Shea have recovered from their injuries and are all in contention for Saturday’s match at the Stadium of Light, but Lee Cattermole misses out with a groin injury.

    Manager Sam Allardyce said: "The good news is Ola, Fabio, Younes and John all trained today. With no reaction from their first training session back in the squad they will be available for selection on Saturday which is important.”

    “I don’t think it’s that serious but Lee certainly won’t be fit for the weekend. I think after the international break I will expect him to be fit when all the players get back."

  46. 5 Live Sport special...

    Straight Outta Conference

    Jamie Vardy’s rise from Stocksbridge Park Steels to the top of the Premier league scoring charts and international honours has given hope to all non-league footballers.

    5 live Sport will look at the untapped talent in non-league football, whether there are players who could cut it at the highest level and what the top clubs are doing to identify the next Vardy, Chris Smalling or Charlie Austin.

    We will speak to scouts and managers, plus players who have made it to the big league and those that could be the next big thing.

    We will also be revealing our greatest non league XI of all time.

  47. BreakingWood to miss ODIs & T20s

    Cricket

    England bowler Mark Wood is going back to the UK to see an ankle specialist, and will miss the four ODIs and three T20s against Pakistan in the UAE. 

    Wood missed the final Test against Pakistan due to the chronic ankle problem.

    Liam Plunkett has been added to the squads as his replacement. 

    England bowler Mark Wood
  48. Long lost bros?

    Football

    Matt Sandoz

    Stoke City commentator, BBC Radio Stoke

    BBC Radio Stoke's Matt Sandoz's asked a few moments ago....

    The answer was of course Stoke's Philipp Wollscheid.

    But we liked Richard's response below...

  49. Swansea City news conference

    Norwich vs Swansea (Sat, 15:00)

    Simon Davies

    BBC Wales

    Swansea manager Garry Monk has been giving his view on the row between Chris Coleman and Arsene Wenger over Aaron Ramsey's fitness. 

    He's also hinted that he'd prefer his Wales internationals, Ashley Williams and Neil Taylor, to not play a full 90 minutes in next weeks international against the Netherlands in Cardiff.

    Swansea City manager Garry Monk

    "You can't stop a player from wanting to do that, but you'd like to think common sense would be used"  

    "I know Chris very well but I'm not going to ring him every time an international comes up. All you do hope, is that common sense is used in friendly games and you hope that common sense is used for minutes for players."

  50. England news conference

    Football

    Aaron Ramsey

    England manager Roy Hodgson had his say on the Chris Coleman and Arsene Wenger's row over Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

    "Coleman had his opinion on Wenger's comments. He is entitled to air them. I do believe if players return from international duty fit but get injured in a club game you can not blame the international game.

    "I have sympathy with Arsene, he lost three players and one does tend to look for every possible reason there could be for that. There is more of an opportunity for club teams to rest players."

    Ramsey came off during the win over Bayern Munich, three days after playing 90 minutes at Watford on 17 October. Wenger was unhappy that he played for Wales against Andorra on 13 October.

  51. Leicester news conference

    Leicester City v Watford (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Quique Sanchez Flores

    Claudio Ranieri has now turned his attention to Watford and, in particular, their coach Quique Sanchez Flores. The Spaniard replaced him at Valencia in 2005. 

    "Big revenge, I want to kill him," the Italian said, we thinking jokingly, before adding. "Watford are like us. They are strong and they play well in counter attack, press a lot."

  52. Premier League predictor

    Bournemouth v Newcastle (Sat 12:45 GMT)

    Who do you think will win in Saturday's early kick off? Have a go at our predictor and take on Lawro and your friends. 

    There's commentary on Bournemouth v Newcastle on 5 live Sport on Saturday

  53. Leicester news conference

    Leicester City v Watford (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Riyad Mahrez

    Claudio Ranieri has also been speaking about attacker Riyad Mahrez, who has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Paris St-Germain.

    "That's good because it means we have very good players. It's only speculation, he's happy with us," the Italian coach said. "We want to grow up and he will stay with us."

  54. England news conference

    Football

    More from England manager Roy Hodgson on the upcoming friendlies against Spain and France.

    "It is November and the European Championships are not till June. We have to be careful not to extract too much information as we will not know who is available until May. 

    "It is a great opportunity to look at players that have been with us but have not had much game time. There will be no newcomers, no players out of leftfield."

  55. Leicester news conference

    Leicester City v Watford (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    BBC Radio Leicester

    Jamie Vardy

    Claudio Ranieri has arrived and is asked, first, about Jamie Vardy. The striker, who has scored in his last eight games, has been included in Roy Hodgson's latest England squad. 

    "When he's free, he's amazing," said Ranieri, when asked about the best way to use the 28-year-old. "I'm not Roy [Hodgson] - I respect him, his shape, but for me he plays free."

  56. Bournemouth news conference

    Bournemouth vs Newcastle (Sat 12:45 GMT - commentary on 5 live sport)

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is speaking to the media ahead of their game against Newcastle on Saturday lunchtime. 

    His side lost 2-0 to neighbours Southampton at the weekend. "I've seen a good reaction after Sunday, but I would expect that. The real test of that will be on Saturday."

    He's also praised midfielder Harry Arter, who played his first games of the season last week after injury: "He has given everyone a boost. You can see the impact he's had on the team", he said. "He has made a good return so far, but I think there's more to come from him."

  57. England news conference

    Football

    Roy Hodgson said he will not be swayed on where Leicester and the Premier League's top scorer Jamie Vardy, should play in the team.

    His team-mate Kasper Schmeichel believes Vardy should play as a central striker, rather than being stuck out wide.

    Hodgson said: "Jamie has only played a handful of games for England, he should be happy to be in the squad and even happier if he makes the team. He has a job to convince us he has the ability to play as a centre forward and not get too hung up about where he plays."

  58. Say cheese...

    Football

    It's team photo day at Sunderland, apparently. We'll also be hearing from Sam Allardyce at his news conference later today. Presumably he'll have done his hair and everything... 

  59. Southampton news conference

    Sunderland v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Ronald Koeman

    Thoughts on Southampton's opponents this weekend...

    "Sunderland will react to their current form. They play at home. They need points. Normally they are the hardest teams to play against. If we are doing what we are used to doing in the past few games, we are the better side". 

    Are we there already?! Talk of January transfer talk is happening...

    "Going into the transfer window I am very happy with the team and with the players we have and I can't say 100% because this is football. But normally we don't look for new players in January."

  60. England news conference

    Football

    Roy Hodgson on England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney: "It was good to see him score a goal, it has been a difficult time for him, nice to see him score the crucial winner in a Champions League match.

    "He has just turned 30, equaled Denis Law's record and it has been an autumn of milestones and I rejoice for him.

    Hodgson then refused to get involved in the debate surrounding Louis Van Gaal's system at Manchester United and whether it hinders Rooney.

  61. Dier named in England squad

    Football

    Murray Burnell

    BBC London

    Spoke to Eric Dier a few months ago about his England chances. He said "that's the aim". Thoroughly deserved.   

  62. Southampton news conference

    Sunderland v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Ronald Koeman has said reaching a top four spot at the end of the season is difficult but not impossible. 

    "While you can be one of the top four, to continue it through the rest of the season is difficult. Normally the biggest clubs, even when they are struggling, don't struggle until the end of the season. They recover, they react. They have quality and we know it's very difficult to beat them right through until the end of the season".  

    Sounds as if he thinks Chelsea aren't giving up just yet...

  63. England news conference

    Football

    Roy Hodgson on Tottenham's Eric Dier, who has been given his first call-up to the England squad.

    "He has done very, in the position in the centre of midfield, someone who has more of a defensive bent and there are not many of those players available.

    "He has done well for Tottenham, we are giving him a chance to come and see what he can do for us. He deserves his chance, he has been a key figure for Spurs and I am delighted to welcome him."

  64. England news conference

    Football

    Alastair Yeomans

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live's senior football reporter Ian Dennis will conduct a one-on-one interview with Roy Hodgson a little later. As usual, he is working his phone following up stories in the meantime...

  65. Southampton news conference

    Sunderland v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has a little more information saying that with the exception of the missing Wanyama, the team is likely to remain the same. 

    When asked is Wanyama going to be a big miss for the squad, Koeman responded with a fairly cutting - 

    "It's a miss"...

    Ooof. He did go onto explain himself a little more though. 

    "He is always starting but that means that he is an important player for the team in that defensive midfield position. He has is one of the key players. But we have enough competition in the squad to replace Wanyama in the squad."

  66. Leicester news conference

    Leicester City v Watford (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    And we'll bring you the best of it shortly...

  67. Southampton news conference

    Sunderland v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Victor Wanyama

    Ronald Koeman is speaking in Southampton about his team's current fitness. 

    "No Victor Wanyama in the squad for this weekend's match. There are no other injuries but also nobody coming back from injury. 

    "Shane Long and Jay Rodriguez are still out. Shane was close to coming back. He trained yesterday with the team but he was not 100% and you need to be 100% to be in the squad."

  68. England under-21 squad announced

    Football

    Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Preston North End, loan from Sunderland), Christian Walton (Brighton & Hove Albion), Joe Wildsmith (Sheffield Wednesday)

    Defenders: Tyias Browning (Everton), Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Brendan Galloway (Everton), Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Jack Stephens (Middlesbrough, loan from Southampton), Matt Targett (Southampton)

    Midfielders: Lewis Baker (Vitesse Arnhem, loan from Chelsea), Nathaniel Chalobah (SSC Napoli, loan from Chelsea), Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) 

    Forwards: Chuba Akpom (Hull City, loan from Arsenal), Jordon Ibe (Liverpool), Solly March (Brighton & Hove Albion), Nathan Redmond (Norwich City), Dominic Solanke (Vitesse Arnhem, loan from Chelsea), Duncan Watmore (Sunderland), Cauley Woodrow (Fulham)

  69. England under-21 squad announced

    Football

    England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate has named a 21-man squad for the Euro Qualifiers with Bosnia-Herzegovina and Switzerland.

    Everton defender Tyias Browning and Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke, who is currently on loan with Vitesse Arnhem, have both been called-up. Joe Gomez, Kortney Hause and James Wilson miss out due to injury.

  70. England news conference

    Football

    Alastair Yeomans

    BBC Radio 5 live

    England

    England manager Roy Hodgson will do three separate media conferences. In this main room for TV and later for the written media. And for radio in a separate room.

  71. Full England squad to face Spain and France

    Football

    Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley) 

    Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)

    Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

    Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)

  72. BreakingDier gets first England call

    Football

    Uncapped Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier has been called up to the England squad for the upcoming friendlies against Spain and France.

  73. Rossi to start from back

    Moto GP

    Valentino Rossi

    Championship leader Valentino Rossi will start Sunday's final MotoGP race of the season from the back of the grid after his penalty was confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

    Italian Rossi, 36, was given the punishment after clashing with Honda rider Marc Marquez in Malaysia.

    The nine-time world champion appealed to Cas and hoped to be able to qualify as normal for the race in Valencia.

    He leads Spain's Jorge Lorenzo by seven points, with 25 available for a win.

  74. Anyone...?

    Football

    Neymar

    Can anyone tell us why Neymar had a headband/ hat/ pair of tights on his head last night during Barcelona's win against BATE Borisov?

    Answers to #bbcsportsday...

  75. Guess who?

    Football

    Matt Sandoz

    Stoke City commentator, BBC Radio Stoke

    Graphic

    Here's a visual clue to who I'm going to see today. Any ideas?

    We have worked it out, we think. A hint? It may or may not be a Stoke player...

  76. Southampton news conference

    Sunderland v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Andrew Moon

    Radio Solent

    The Southampton press room ahead of Ronald Koeman's arrival...

    Southampton

    We'll bring you the best of it sometime after 14:00 GMT

  77. BreakingHuddersfield confirm Wagner appointment

    Football

    As we told you earlier...

  78. Southampton battle Arsenal for Quintero?

    Football gossip

    The Mirror are reporting that Southampton are set to fight Arsenal for attacking midfielder Juan Quintero. 

    The 22-year-old Porto player, who is currently on loan at French club Rennes, is a long-term target for Saints boss Ronald Koeman - after missing out on him last January.

  79. Klopp targets German duo?

    Football gossip

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants to sign Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling, 31, according to the Express (in German). 

    And Klopp is also keen to bring Barcelona's German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 23, to Anfield next season, say Sport (in Spanish). 

    Stefan Kiessling
  80. Aston Villa news conference

    Aston Villa v Manchester City (Sun, 13:30 GMT)

    New Villa coach Remi Garde will hold his first media conference at 17:00 GMT and we'll bring you the best of it as it happens.

  81. Human firework

    Speaking of Bonfire night, how about the human firework, cannonball lady Jennifer Schneider.

    Schneider, North America's only female human cannonball, has revealed the secrets of a successful shoot to BBC Sportshour.

    But please remember DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.

  82. Get Involved - Bonfire night XI

    #bbcsportsday

    Some fire-cracking entries coming in for our Bonfire night XI...

    LordGreystoke: Jumping Jack Rodwell.

    Sean Connolly: Wilfreid bony-fire

    James Shorthouse: Ji Sung Sparkler

    Keep them coming via Twitter #bbcsportsday.

  83. Vardy nominated for player of the year

    Football

    Jamie Vardy is having quite a year. He helped keep Leicester up last season, got called up to the England squad and is now the Premier League's top scorer.

    And now the striker has been nominated for the Football Supporters' Federation's player of the year award.

    Vardy is up against David De Gea, Alexis Sanchez, Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and John Stones for the award.

    jamie vardy
  84. Bale back in training

    Football

    Good news for Wales and Real Madrid fans...Gareth Baleis back in training...

    Bale has only played 45 minutes for Real since 13 October because of a calf injury and will miss the upcoming Wales' friendly against Netherlands.

  85. 'It was impossible for me to have a drink problem'

    Football

    Michael O'Neill

    And while we are speaking of Michael O'Neill, it's worth reading this fascinating interview with the Northern Ireland manager, who believes a smear campaign by a high-profile Scottish football figure - in which he was accused of having a drink problem - cost him the Hibs job.

  86. On this day

    Football

    It seems November 5 is quite the date for international football managers...

    In 2002, Mick McCarthy quit as Ireland boss and, in 2012, Craig Levein was relieved of his duties as Scotland manager.

    In 2013, Martin O'Neill was announced Ireland's new coach and his Northern Ireland counterpart, Michael O'Neill, agreed a two-year extension to his contract.

  87. Strokosch retires

    Rugby Union

    Scotland back-row Alasdair Strokosch is retiring from international rugby. 

    Nicknamed 'The Big Stroker', he earned 47 caps since making his debut against Australia in 2006. 

    Alasdair Strokosch

    “I've been lucky enough to fulfil my childhood dream of representing Scotland", the 32-year old said. "I believe that the group we have now are among the most talented that I've seen have the potential to achieve great things for Scottish rugby."

  88. A fitting tribute

    Rugby Union

    Dan Carter

    World Cup winning All Blacks including Dan Carter, Sonny Bill Williams and Ma'a Nonu have been pictured at Jerry Collins' grave with the Webb Ellis trophy, on what would have been Collins' 35th birthday.

    The former All Black and his wife died in a car crash in France in June.

    Carter posted this picture on Instagram and wrote: "Good to share this one with the brother. Love you JC."

  89. Get Involved - Bonfire night XI

    #bbcsportsday

    We are going beyond just the team and players with your suggestions.

    Andrew Dennett suggests a commentator of Guy 'Fawkes' Mowbray.

    While Roland Hagan tweets to say we could watch the team on MATCH of the Day.

    Keep them coming via Twitter #bbcsportsday.

  90. PFA pay Northampton wages

    Football

    BBC Northampton

    Northampton players' wages will be paid - not by the club or prospective new owner David Cardoza - but by the players' union.

  91. Benzema under formal investigation

    Football

  92. European papers

    Football

    Karim Benzema's involvement in the Mathieu Valbuena sex tape case leads the front of French newspaper L'Equipe.

    'In full storm' is the headline.

    L'Equipe
  93. Round of applause for Clapp...

    Rugby Union

    England Sevens

    Saracens' winger Charlotte Clapp will win her first cap for England when the reigning World Champions play their first Autumn international away to France on Saturday. 

    The squad includes six World Cup winners but does not include any of England's Sevens players, including Charlotte Caslick (pictured), who are unavailable for selection ahead of the Rio Olympics.

  94. Get Involved - Bonfire night XI

    #bbcsportsday

    Roman Abramovich

    Nathan Arnold: Owner - Roman Candle Abramovich  

    Clive Delaney: Mark "Sparky" Hughes up front 

    Steve Brewster: Kenny Jacket Potato  

    Still so many good ones coming through. (Fair amount of terrible ones too... We may start naming and shaming later..)

  95. Sounds like Wagner for Huddersfield

    Football

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

    Wagner

    Eh?

    Huddersfield Town are expected to confirm within the next 48 hours that Jurgen Klopp's former assistant at Borussia Dortmund will succeed Chris Powell.

    Ohh that Wagner....

    Former United States international David Wagner, 44,will be appointed as a head coach rather than a manager and will work with their head of football operations, Stuart Webber, as the club adopt a new approach.

    You can all calm down now, Huddersfield Town fans.

    David Wagner
  96. Making Sam's mind up

    Rugby union/ Rugby league

    Sam Burgess

    Rugby league turned rugby union, potentially turning back to rugby league, but maybe staying in rugby union player, Sam Burgess has not asked to leave Bath, says the club's owner.

    Burgess, 26, was part of England's poor showing at the World Cup and has been linked with a move back to former NRL club the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

    Super League champions Leeds Rhinos have said they would bid for him less than a year after switching codes.

    "He is with us for the next two years and is under contract," said Bruce Craig. "No-one has come in for Sam."

    Read more on this ongoing matter here. 

  97. European papers

    Football

    'Benzema's night at the police station' leads the front of Spanish newspaper Marca.

    The Real Madrid striker is being quizzed by police in a blackmail case surrounding a sex tape involving another player, Mathieu Valbuena.

    Benzema arrived at a police station in Versailles and is being held overnight.  

    Marca
  98. Far too early

    Football gossip

    Louis van Gaal

    The Mirror are reporting that Manchester United held their annual Christmas party on Wednesday, 51 days before the day itself.

    Utterly unacceptable behaviour. Straight red card for all involved.

  99. Get Involved - Bonfire night XI

    #bbcsportsday

    Cafu

    Tom Martin: Cafooooooooh! Ahhhhhhhh!  

    Martin Baines: Howard "Roman" Kendall  

    Kenny Creamer: Mathieu Flame-ini 

  100. 'Mourinho will solve Blues' problems'

    Football

    Dan Roan

    BBC Sports editor

    Jose Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho has had a season from hell, what with defeats, an impending law suit and numerous FA charges.

    But his agent Jorge Mendes says the Chelsea boss will turn things around.

    "He doesn't need to prove anything to anybody," the Portuguese's adviser Jorge Mendes told BBC Sport.

    "He knows what to do. Many people are saying these things but there is no chance [he will leave]. He will solve the problem. He is the best."

  101. Oh David...

    Football

    David Gold

    David Gold.West Ham FC chairman and business man.

    A man passionate about his club?Of course. 

    A man with pride for his club's history?We're sure.

    A man with awareness of the current team?Errm, no. No not really....

    The 79-year-old was sent a tweet by a prankster, asking to spread awareness of a "missing West Ham fan". 

    Turns out the man in the picture is actually West Ham winger Michail Antonio.

    Gold has since deleted the tweet but someone at the Metro managed to get a sneaky screen grab.

    Metro
  102. Wales RFU sign two more players

    Rugby Union

    Scott Baldwin

    Welsh rugby has signed two new players on national dual contracts – Wales and Ospreys forwards Scott Baldwin and James King.

    Wales, who reached the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup, have now 14 centrally contracted players including Wales captain Sam Warburton.

  103. European papers

    Football

    The 'Two Messis' is the headline on Spanish newspaper Sport afterNeymarandLuis Suarezled Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Bate in the Champions League on Wednesday night, in the absence of Lionel Messi.

    Sport
  104. McIlroy and Speith five off lead in Shanghai

    Golf

    Rory McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth are five shots off Branden Grace's lead after day one of the WGC-HSBC Champions.

    South African Grace's nine-under 63 gave him a one-shot lead over three players in Shanghai, while USA's Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed and England's Danny Willett are two back.

    McIlroy played despite struggling this week with food poisoning.

    "It was probably a little better than I was expecting out there to be honest," the world number three said.

    Read more here.

  105. Goal of the Month needs YOU

    Football

    Have you ever noticed the MOTD team are great at showing the best highlights from the week's footie, but when it comes to music choices, they can be ropey...

    We want you to help choose the soundtrack to October's Goal of the Month? 

    Match of the Day 2 has teamed up with BBC Radio 1's Greg James show to ask you to vote for the music to accompany this Sunday's Goal of the Month competition.

    So which of the following do you want to hear on Sunday night?

    • KDA - Turn The Music Louder (Rumble)
    • Matrix & Futurebound - Happy Alone
    • The Sherlocks - Heart Of Gold You can vote for your favourite one here.
  106. Happy birthday

    Kasper Schmeichel

    Well done to those of you who deciphered that the Leicester player who has turned 29 is Kasper Schmeichel.

    Also celebrating on Thursday are Manchester City (!) goalkeeper Richard Wright (38), two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson (37) and nine-time Derby winner Lester Piggott (80). 

  107. Get involved

    Sports Personality of the Year

    Montage

    The BBC's Overseas Sports Personality will this year be decided by a public vote for the first time. 

    An expert panel - including Olympic gold medallist and 1972 Sports Personality of the Year Dame Mary Peters, England Rugby World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi, former Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and ex-footballer Ian Wright - will draw up a shortlist of six contenders for the award. 

    That shortlist will be announced on the BBC Sport website on Friday, 27 November and you can vote online for free from Friday, 27 November, using a BBCiD. 

    Click here to sign up for a BBCiD account and to read the ever-importantT&C's

  108. Common enemy

    Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal

  109. Think you know sport?

    #QSTeaser

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    We'll see about that shall we...?

    Here is today's teaser from our pals at Question of Sport...

    Who are the four Top 20 players to have beaten Andy Murray in a completed singles match in 2015?

    Come back later for the answer...

  110. On this day

    Football

    Jacques Santini

    In 2004, Frenchman Jacques Santini resigned as Tottenham manager due to "personal reasons".

  111. Team-mate/ Brotherly support for Murray

    Tennis

  112. Arsenal have 'small chance'

    Football

    It was not a great night for Arsenal in the Champions League after they were thrashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich.

    The Gunners are bottom of Group F, six points behind leaders Bayern and second-placed Olympiakos.

    arsene wenger

    They now need to beat Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos in their final two games, and hope the Greek side lose at Bayern.

    "There is still a chance to qualify," said Wenger. "We have to realise that our chance is at a minimum." 

  113. Get Involved - Bonfire night XI

    #bbcsportsday

    Hailsham Town: Obviously Nicky Banger (Southampton & Oxford) up front...  

    Stuart MacLennan: Kevin Theophile-Catherine Wheel  

    John Dykes: David James I (the first) in goal? Is that too tenuous?  

    Reasonably high brow from John there...

    King James i
  114. BreakingWell that didn't take long...

    Tennis

    Andy Murray has advanced to the quarter final of the Paris Masters after beating Belgian David Goffin 6-1, 6-0.

    Murray
  115. Murray 5-0 up in second set

    Tennis

    He is making this look easy... Goffin has no reply to Murray's bullying approach.

    The Scot is serving for the match now.

  116. No investigation into Man City fans

    Football

    Manchester City

    Manchester City were reported to Uefa after fans were heard booing the Champions League anthem in a group game against Sevilla last month. 

    In the return tie on Wednesday, City fans did the same ahead of the game as well as holding up 'Boo' banners.

    However, this time around Uefa say there was nothing in the report they received for the match and will not be investigating.

  117. Get Involved - Bonfire night XI

    #bbcsportsday

    Manchester United are getting in on the act...

  118. Murray wins the first set

    Tennis

    Andy Murray is not hanging about today.

    He has taken the first set against David Goffin 6-1 in just 24 minutes.

    And he is already a break up against the Belgian in the second set.

  119. Newcastle keen on Ajax winger

    Football gossip

    Anwar El Ghazi

    The Telegraph are reporting that Newcastle United are weighing up a January bid for Ajax winger Anwar El Ghazi.

  120. Get Involved - Bonfire night XI

    #bbcsportsday

    Sion Thomas:  Rocket Santa Cruz  

    Ken Banks: Christian Bangteke?

    Lawnsower: Steve 'check under your bonfire for' Hodge-hogs 

    Excellent...Best one so far.

    Keep them coming, you lot.

  121. West Ham news conference

    West Ham v Everton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    And that is your lot from West Ham manager Slaven Bilic.

  122. West Ham news conference

    West Ham v Everton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Vicki-Jane Edwards

    BBC London

    West Ham manager Slaven Bilicdoes not seem too worried about the attacking threat of Everton, despite the Toffees beating Sunderland 6-2 on Sunday.

    "Everton won 6-2 last week and it was a weird game. Sunderland started well, then Everton scored two goals."

    "It went to 2-2 and Everton looked shaky, but when they scored the third and fourth, it could have been nine, 10.

    "They are full of confidence, but so are we because we are a team who are playing well and will be at home."

  123. Goffin 1-3 Murray

    Tennis

    Murray

    Great Britain will be very pleased if this is how the Davis Cup final starts... 

    Andy Murray has broken first against Belgian, David Goffin in Paris and is fighting hard for a second.

    We believe this is called "sending a message" in Murray's language...

  124. West Ham news conference

    West Ham v Everton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Vicki-Jane Edwards

    BBC London

    Slaven Bilic

    West Ham manager Slaven Bilic on returning to Goodison Park, where he spent two years as a player.

    "Everton is on one hand yes a special game for me, on another hand not. It's a big game against a good team."

    "On the other hand it is special because I played there and enjoyed it there. I played for two clubs here, so it is special, yes." 

  125. Get Involved - Bonfire night XI

    #bbcsportsday

    Fireworks

    It's one of the most exciting times of the year (a non-World Cup/Olympic year anyway), so let's celebrate and dubiously link it to our Sportsday discussion topic.

    We are looking for suggestions for our Bonfire night XI. 

    How about Bryan Gunn-powder in goal? Penny-for-the-Guy Whittingham up front?

    We're relying on your ever-present wit to come up with some better ones using #bbcsportsday...

    Remember, remember, it doesn't have to be football player names.

  126. West Ham news conference

    West Ham v Everton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Vicki-Jane Edwards

    BBC London

    Slaven Bilic has arrived and has confirmed that Diafra Sakho (thigh injury) and Alex Song (match fitness) will miss the Everton match, but Winston Reid will be in the match-day squad,

    Sakho, who has a small tear in his thigh, is expected to return after the international break 

    Song will play a friendly on Wednesday to build up his match fitness.

  127. Retro progamme

    West Ham v Everton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    While we wait for Slaven Bilic's press conference to start, take a look at the 'war-time' inspired retro programme that West Ham are producing for Saturday's Remembrance Day fixture against Everton.

    West Ham
  128. Murray on 5 live sports extra

    Tennis

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    You can listen here or via the BBC iPlayer radio app.

  129. Vader?

    Tennis

    Murray v Goffin

    David Goffin and Andy Murray have been introduced to the thin looking crowd in Paris. 

    Having been made to walk through an ominous looking hexagonal tunnel that wouldn't look out of place on the Death Star, they get on with the warm up. 

    Winner of this match will play Kei Nishikori or Richard Gasquet in the quarter-final. 

    Updates to follow... 

  130. Everton news conference

    West Ham v Everton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Roberto Martinez also suggested that he won't look to strengthen his squad in January.

    "We need to make sure the squad gets reaffirmed with maybe the younger groups to make sure we can get through a 10 month competition," he said. "I wouldn't think winter will be a moment where we'll look to make significant changes."

  131. Everton news conference

    West Ham v Everton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    John Stones

    Roberto Martinez is asked if there is any news on a new deal for coveted defender John Stones. 

    "It's not the moment to speak about any individuals - I'll carry on that way until there's something else to announce," the Spaniard said.

  132. BreakingPakistan beat England by 127 runs

    Cricket

    All over in Sharjah, where England have lost the third and final test to Pakistan by 127 runs and lose the series 2-0.

    Ben Stokes was last man out, stumped by Sarfraz Ahmed, off the bowling of Yasir Shah.

    You can follow the reaction on our live page

  133. Everton news conference

    West Ham v Everton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Roberto Martinez reports that left-back Leighton Baines and midfielder Tom Cleverley are back in full training but won't be rushed into first-team action. Baines, in particular, lacks match sharpness so is unlikely to be involved at West Ham.

    Costa Rican Brian Oviedo is likely to be out for two or three weeks with a minor hamstring problem, while veteran defender Tony Hibbert should be available again after international break. 

  134. Everton news conference

    West Ham v Everton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Roberto Martinez has taken his seat and is right into talking about the strike partnership of Romelu Lukaku and Arouna Kone.

    Thet scored four of Everton's six goals against Sunderland last weekend.

    "They are good friends off the field and you can see that understanding on the pitch. They are very different strikers, but they complement each other very well and, going forward, you cannot become a predictable side."

  135. Wales, you are not going to like this...

    Football

    Wales Chris Coleman

    Chris Coleman's team have been unceremoniously dropped out of the top 10 of Fifa World Rankings.

    Belgium have taken November's top spot, shifting Argentina down to third behind Germany who don't budge from second.

    Further down the list, England have somehow moved up one place to ninth, as have Austria (10th). 

    Wales however, who were eighth in October, have moved down to 15th. 

    Northern Ireland are up six places to 29th, but Scotland have dropped four to 44th.

    Before you ask, we have very little clue as to how they work these rankings out despite many teams having yet to play since the last rankings. Actually, we do have something of a clue but it's very complicated and rumour has it involves a abacus and Simon Cowell's moods...

  136. West Ham news conference

    West Ham v Everton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Vicki-Jane Edwards

    BBC London

    This weekend Slaven Bilic's men take on his former side Everton. Thoughts of the manager to come...

    West ham