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Steve Canavan and Elizabeth Hudson

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  1. Coming up


    A reminder that coming up at 19:00 is the FA Cup second round draw which you can follow live via the BBC Sport website.

    If you want to hear more about the Wada Commission report, there will be a special programme on BBC Radio 5 live at 21:00 GMT.

    Sportsday will return at 08:00 on Tuesday.

  2. Monday night football

    FC United of Manchester v Chesterfield (19:45 GMT)

    FC United of Manchester manager Karl Marginson expects to have a fully fit squad for his side's FA Cup first round clash with Chesterfield.

    The National League North side are looking to beat a Football League side for the second time in competitive games, having beaten Rochdale in 2010.

    Chesterfield will travel with a strong squad, with just long-term absentee Angel Martinez (knee) unavailable.

    Spireites boss Dean Saunders may give a couple of his fringe players a run-out.

    You can hear commentary of the game on 5 live sports extra and on BBC Radio Manchester and keep up with the latest via the BBC Sport website.

  3. Wada Commission - reaction


    IAAF president Lord Sebastian Coe gives his reaction to BBC News after the release of the Wada Commission report.

    "I’m not putting a time frame but I will do whatever is necessary," he said. "This is not a swift road back. I will do it to the very best of my ability. I will deal with whatever allegations are proven. I don’t shirk from that.

    "We clearly have to understand full scope of allegations. We will look at ourselves. We will move quickly on this. I want to see a sport which is transparent and accountable and I will do what I can to do that."

  4. Wada Commission - reaction


    Wada chairman Sir Craig Reedie has told BBC Radio 5 live: 

    "There is evidence on the criminal side if you look at media reports over the last few days. The criminal behaviour, specifically in athletics, may go beyond Russia. We at the World Anti-Doping Agency have absolute information from all the other countries who are involved in this and we try to monitor that as best we can.

    "I have to say to you that if people in Russia were capable of cheating this system, it is not impossible that other people did the same.

    "Let’s hope that the particular steps taken to clean up this mess become a significant message to anybody else that has been misbehaving in the anti-doping community on the grounds that ultimately, we won’t allow it."

    Sir Craig Reedie
  5. Wada Commission - reaction


    Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has given his reaction to the Wada Commission report.

    "If international bodies such as the IAAF or Wada make any recommendations on the basis of the report by the Wada commission, we will certainly fulfil them," he told the Interfax news agency.

    But Mutko insisted that the Wada-led commission does not have the power to suspend its athletics federation and that Russian authorities would consider the report's findings.

  6. Ibe and Galloway doubts for England


    Liverpool's Jordon Ibe and Brendan Galloway of Everton are both doubts for England Under-21s' Euro 2017 qualifying double-header in Bosnia on Thursday and at home to Switzerland next Monday. 

    Ibe came off in his side's defeat to Crystal Palace with a suspected hamstring injury while Galloway has a muscular problem.

    Manager Gareth Southgate has already lost Norwich winger Nathan Redmond to injury and seen Tottenham pair Eric Dier and Dele Alli move to the senior squad.

    Jordon Ibe
  7. Coleman believes Moyes can bounce back


    Everton defender Seamus Coleman has backed former boss David Moyes to bounce back following his dismissal by Real Sociedad on Monday. 

    "He was great with me and taught me a lot about the game. He was a tough operator, but he was fair," said the 27-year-old Republic of Ireland international.

    "I was delighted to see him get the [Manchester] United job and I am disappointed at how the last 18 months has gone for him because he is a great manager and I have seen that at first hand."

    David Moyes
  8. Wada Commission - reaction


    Russian Athletics Federation general secretary and IAAF Council member Mikhail Butov has given his response to the Wada Commission report.

    "We are now actively studying the material that is in our possession, since before this WADA press conference we did not have an opportunity to look through the material," he said.

    "We will be preparing our appeal to the International Association of Athletics Federations. This is the main organisation in international sport for us. We will present this document at the meeting of the Council on the 26-27 of November."

  9. Mean defence


    Simon Grayson

    Preston manager Simon Grayson has praised the way his squad have adapted to injuries to achieve a club record sixth clean sheet in a row.

    The Lilywhites kept QPR out on Saturday in a 0-0 draw, their fourth stalemate in the last six games.

    "I think everybody deserves a huge amount of credit," 45-year-old Grayson told BBC Radio Lancashire.

    "We've worked hard on the training ground, but you can do that and not put it into practice on a matchday, and full credit to the players that have done it."

  10. Hughes backs Shawcross for England


    Stoke Citymanager Mark Hughes believes captainRyan Shawcrossis good enough to play for England again but isnot 'holding his breath'over a recall. 

    The 28-year-old centre-back won his only cap so far in a friendly against Sweden in November 2012. 

    Ryan Shawcross

    "I haven't seen too many centre halves that understand the role of playing at the back like Ryan," Hughes said.

    "Maybe international recognition will be forthcoming but we won't hold our breath on that."

  11. German football chief resigns


    Wolfgang Niersbach has released a statement after his resignation as president of the German Football Association.

    Niersbach is suspected of having known about and assisting with the payment of sums to secure votes for the 2006 World Cup, which was staged in Germany, but has stressed his innocence.

    "In the areas which I worked in, I can say with a clean conscience that I have absolutely nothing to reproach myself for. It makes it all the more depressing and painful for me to be faced with things nine years later that I was not involved in, and which have left many questions open for me," he said.

    "I remain and would like to make it clear unmistakably once again that I had absolutely no knowledge of the background of the flow of payments that are being looked into."

    Wolfgang Niersbach
  12. FC United set for FA Cup


    Unusual pre-match preparations at Broadhurst Park as FC United of Manchester prepare for their FA Cup first round clash against Chesterfield which gets underway at 19:45 GMT.

  13. Wada Commission reaction


    Fomer British 400m runner Lee McConnell told BBC Radio 5 live: "Russia seem to be very strong in the 400m. We used to joke that there was a bit of a factory churning them out because as soon as two disappeared one year, two would come and replace them that were equally strong. 

    "Everyone’s always had their suspicions as to how many of their athletes are taking drugs but it’s always been suspicions and we’ve never been 100% sure whether they have been clean or they have been taking drugs.

    "The report needs to go further and they need to look at all countries in all sports because you don’t want children coming into sport thinking they feel they have to cheat in order to be successful. But I do believe there are clean athletes out there who are successful."

    Lee McConnell
  14. Payet suffers injury blow


    West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet is set to be ruled out for three months with an ankle injury.

    The Frenchman, who has scored five goals in 14 appearances, suffered the injury after a challenge from James McCarthy in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Everton.

    Ecuador forward Enner Valencia was also injured against the Toffees with the club awaiting the results of a scan on his ankle problem.

    Dimitri Payet
  15. Wada Commission - rection

    The International Olympic Committee has released a statement, responding to the findings of the independent commission.

    "This is a deeply shocking report and very saddening for the world of sport," it said. "The IOC trusts that the new leadership of the IAAF with its President Sebastian Coe will draw all the necessary conclusions and will take all the necessary measures."

    It added: "The IOC will carefully study the report with regard to the Olympic Games. If any infringements on the anti-doping rules by athletes and or their entourage should be established, the IOC will react with its usual zero tolerance policy."

  16. Wada Commission - reaction


    IAAF president Sebastian Coe has given the Russian Federation until the end of week to respond to Monday's doping report from the Wada Commission. 

  17. Wada Commission - reaction


    GB 800m runner Jenny Meadows has been denied a potential six major international medals over her career by confirmed or alleged dopers.

  18. German football chief resigns


    Niersbach faced top football officials and presidents of the 16 regional associations which make up the German Football Association (DFB) in a special meeting on Monday.

    It came after a report in Spiegel magazine last month alleged that a 6.7m Euro (£4.8m) payment was made by the DFB to Fifa to buy votes in order to secure the hosting of the 2006 World Cup.

  19. German football chief resigns


    Associated Press is reporting that German football federation chief Wolfgang Niersbach has resigned.

  20. It's not your turn to talk


    There's a moral to this video from Sky Sports' coverage of Arsenal v Tottenham.


    Never interrupt Graeme Souness. Thierry, you've been told.

  21. Huddersfield will attack - Wagner


    New Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner wants to bring an attacking style of play to the Championship side. 

    Wagner, 44, replaced Chris Powell last week and watched Saturday's 3-0 home defeat by Leeds United from the stands. 

    The former Borussia Dortmund coach said he was keen to develop Huddersfield's younger players into a more attack-minded squad. 

    He told BBC Radio Leeds: "When the board explained to me what they wanted, it was exactly what I stand for."

    David Wagner
  22. Best XI


  23. Unhappy anniversary


    David Moyes was sacked as manager of La Liga strugglers Real Sociedad just a day short of his one-year anniversary at the Spanish club.

    The 52-year-old steered the Basque team to 12th spot last season aftertaking charge on 10 November 2014.

    But La Real are only outside the relegation zone on goal difference and Friday's 2-0 defeat at Las Palmas was their fourth in five league games

  24. Wada Commission reaction


    There will be more from Paula tonight on a 5 live sport special from 21:00 GMT, as well as Darren Campbell, Steve Cram and Alison Curbishley.

    You'll be able to download the show afterwards as a podcast. 

  25. Moyes sacked



    David Moyes was Everton manager for 11 years before taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

    However, the 52-year-old was sacked after only 10 months in charge at Old Trafford - the third shortest managerial stint in United history.

    He was appointed Real Sociedad boss in November.

  26. Moyes sacked



    David Moyes' Real Sociedad team are marooned near the bottom of La Liga.

    They are above the relegation zone on goal difference and a limp performance in Friday's 2-0 defeat against lowly Las Palmas left the Scot;s future in serious doubt. 

    Moyes's potential departure has been a slow burning story for the last few weeks, but in the last couple of days it has started to accelerate quickly.

    Sociedad, known throughout Spain as 'La Real', made a poor start to the season, winning just twice (both away from home) and have nine points from their opening 11 games.

  27. Moyes sacked


    A statement on the website of the La Liga club reads: "We want to thank both David Moyes and Billy McKinlay for the entire contribution, professionalism and dedication they have shown during the course of their duties in the direction of the first team.

    "We wish them the best for their professional and personal future."

  28. BreakingMoyes sacked


    David Moyes

    David Moyes has been sacked as manager of Real Sociedad.

    Moyes' assistant Billy McKinlay has also been dismissed.

  29. Wada Commission - 'We must take action'



    Wada president Sir Craig Reedie has admitted the contents of today's independent report are "deeply disturbing".

    "The report contains a series of findings that will shock and appall athletes and sports fans worldwide, and indeed many issues that highlight very current deficiencies with the anti-doping system in Russia,” said Sir Craig.

    “While the contents of the report are deeply disturbing, the investigation is hugely positive for the clean athlete as it contains significant recommendations for how Wada and its partners in the anti-doping community can, and must, take swift corrective action to ensure anti-doping programs of the highest order are in place across the board.

    "Wada is fully committed in its role of leading the charge to protect the rights of clean athletes worldwide.”

  30. Dons boss wants final-third videos

    Karl Robinson

    Referees should be able to use videos to ensure decisions in the final third of the pitch are correct, according to MK Dons boss Karl Robinson.

    His side had a penalty appeal turned down in Saturday's 2-1 defeat by Brighton, a decision Robinson said was baffling.

    "I'm not going to be one of them that suffers for 'oh, they even themselves out', that's a load of rubbish. They shouldn't have to even themselves out and it's a cop out for poor early decisions that people make," he told BBC Look East.

  31. Wada Commission - Merry tweets



    Former 400m runner Katharine Merry - who won bronze for Britain at the 2000 Sydney Olympics - says it is now time to "step up the penalties" for drugs cheats following the report.

    She tweeted: "Not ashamed to say upset today...reading and listening to words that tear into the heart of our sport...our truly great sport. Sad times.

    "It's like having a few naughty kids in a class and that tarnishes the whole class rep..gotta finally step up the penalties..fines/exclusions."

  32. Answer time

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    We've made you wait a little longer than usual for the answer to our daily teaser (blame Wada and that report, not us).

    Earlier we asked this: Novak Djokovic is on a 71-week streak as ATP world number one. Name the five players to hold it for longer?

    The answer: Roger Federer 237, Jimmy Connors 160, Ivan Lendl 157, Pete Sampras 102, Lleyton Hewitt 75.

    A major pat on the back to those who got it. No pats at all to those who failed miserably..

  33. Wada Commission - more findings


    The independent commission set up by Wada has been critical of Wada itself. It found:

    *Wada is under resourced to accomplish ‘necessary activities’

    *Actual and potential conflicts of interest between Wada exec and foundation boards when it comes to dealing with non-compliance

    *Wada has been ‘unduly tentative with signatories in requiring compliance and timely action’

    *Wada has lots of good scientists but needs more investigators

    *Needs to do more to encourage and help whistleblowers

  34. "It's actually good for the sport"


    British Olympian Mara Yamauchi has been on BBC Radio 5 live giving her reaction to the Wada Commission report:

    “I’m not very surprised, it helps to explain a lot of the suspicions I’ve had about particularly Russian athletes who I used to compete against.

    “It’s actually good for the sport, Sebastian Coe says these are dark days but it’s good to root out problems like this. Hopefully this can be a turning point for athletics and we can have a serious effort to clean up the sport.”

  35. 'I can't wait to get started'


    Patrick Vieira has signed a three-year contract at New York City and begins work in the Big Apple on 1 January.

    "I am delighted to take up the role of head coach," said the Franchman.

    "To work with this squad, with (sporting director) Claudio Reyna and Rob Vartughian and the fantastic support team that is in place, is an exciting prospect for any coach.

    "This established football set up, together with a passionate and loyal fan base - located in a special city which I know well - makes for an unparalleled opportunity that I am delighted to seize with both hands. I cannot wait to get started."

  36. BreakingVieira appointed


    There had been rumours about this, and now it has been confirmed.

    Man City's Head of Elite Development Squad Patrick Vieira is taking over at New York City - where he'll link up with former Blue Frank Lampard.

  37. BreakingInterpol to lead doping investigation


    Lamine Diack

    International police body Interpol has said it will coordinate a French-led global investigation into doping allegations in athletics.

    The body announced the news at the same time as a team of investigators for the World Anti-Doping Agency recommended disciplinary action against Russia.

    Last week, French prosecutors accused the sport's governing body's ex-president Lamine Diack of being involved.

    He is alleged to have taken bribes to cover up doping cases.

  38. Forest to take action


    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live


    The full-time whistle may have gone at the City Ground some 72 hours ago, but you might not have heard the end of Friday night’s East Midlands derby.

    Nottingham Forest has confirmed to me they intend to take “any action necessary” against fans who were involved in crowd trouble following Forest’s 1-0 win.

    Watch this space. 

  39. Wada Commission - USA view


    In a statement, the USADA added: "The evidence released demonstrates a shocking level of corruption, and sends a clear message to Russia that they will not be allowed to cheat the world’s athletes and escape justice behind a wall of deception and lies."

  40. Wada Commission - What happens next?


    The Wada Commission news conference is now over but, blimey, it was hard-hitting stuff.

    The stories that came out of it will run and run and the repercussions will be huge.

    What happens next? Well, It will now be down to Wada to implement the report.

    Although the commission has no power to act on its findings, the report's co-author McLaren told BBC World Service he wanted to see the recommendations adopted.

    "It certainly means that you have to change the governance structure significantly and probably the doping regime and how it's administered," he said.

  41. Big Swansea departure...


    ...but it's not the manager. Yet. 

    Away from the Wada Commission, Swansea City have parted company with Spanish forward Michu by mutual consent. 

    Both parties have reached a financial agreement over the remainder of the 29-year-old’s contract, which ran until the end of this season, and he will now become a free agent.

    Michu, who joined from Rayo Vallecano in July 2012, scored 28 goals in 67 appearances for the Swans.

  42. Wada Commission - the key lines


    The report also:

    • Revealed many instances of inadequate testing and poor compliance around testing standards.
    • Recommended that Wada withdraw its accreditation of the Moscow laboratory as soon as possible and that its director, Grigory Rodchenko, be permanently removed from his position.
    • Found that a number of Russian athletes suspected of doping could have been prevented from competing at the London 2012 Olympics had it not been for "the collective and inexplicable laissez-faire policy" adopted by the IAAF and the Russian athletics federation.
    • Suggested that neither the Russian athletics federation (Araf) the Russian anti-doping agency (Rusada), nor the Russian Federation can be considered anti-doping code-compliant.
  43. Wada Commission - the key lines


    We know there has been a lot of information flying about over the last half-hour and more, so here's a breakdown of the key findings of the Wada Commission.

    *Russia should be banned from athletics competition. because of doping, cover-ups, and extortion in Russian athletics.

    *It wants five athletes and five coaches to get lifetime doping bans.

    *The report also identified "systemic failures" in the IAAF that prevent an "effective" anti-doping programme.

  44. Coe to seek sanctions against Russia


    Sebastian Coe

    IAAF president Sebastian Coe is to seek approval for sanctions against Russia in the light of the doping allegations in the Wada Independent Commission report.

    "The information in Wada's Independent Commissions Report is alarming. We need time to properly digest and understand the detailed findings included in the report. 

    "However, I have urged the IAAF Council to start the process of considering sanctions against Araf (Russian Athletics Federation). This step has not been taken lightly.

    "Our athletes, partners and fans have my total assurance that where there are failures in our governance or our anti-doping programmes we will fix them. 

    "We will do whatever it takes to protect the clean athletes and rebuild trust in our sport. The IAAF will continue to offer the police authorities our full co-operation into their ongoing investigation."

  45. Russia responds...


    Russia’s sport minister, Vitaly Mutko,has denied all allegations, while the RusAthletics, the Russian track and field federation, has accused WADA of circumventing established protocols for dealing with doping.

    Vitaly Mutko

    “Any suspension should be discussed at the meeting of the IAAF [International Association of Athletics Federations] in November,” the acting head of RusAthletics, Vadim Zelechenok, told R-Sport channel. “It should be proven that any violations were the fault of the federation and not individual sportspeople. We should be given a chance to clear our names.”

  46. Wada Commission


    A spokesman for Fifa’s ethics committee on Wada independent commission, in light of Russian sports minister Mutko’s role, tells the BBC: “We will carefully analyse the findings of the report. Before this, there is nothing to say about the matter.”

    Mutko is also member of Fifa’s executive committee.

    It was suggested Russia should not be able to host the 2018 World Cup by a journalist during the Wada Commission news conference,  

  47. Wada Commission


    Some extraordinary extracts from the report on the role of the Russian anti-doping agency

    *Gave athletes advance notice of tests, hid missed tests

    *Bullied doping control officers and their familes, took bribes to cover up missed tests

    *Allowed banned athletes to compete before ban was up

    *Inadequate reporting of ‘whereabouts’ to assist no-notice testing

  48. Wada Commission


  49. Wada Commission


    How long has this been going on, Pound is asked. "We picked up an investigation at a certain time but my guess is that this is an inherited attitude from the Cold War days.

    "The real tough thing is that with money prizes is that the money is probably gone."

  50. Wada Commission


    State supported cheating, evidence destroyed ... should Russia deserve to still be able to host the World Cup in 2018?

    Dick Pound: "We had a very narrow mandate. We looked at athletics. Fifa has to sort out its own difficulties without our help."

    Good question, well side-stepped.

  51. Wada Commission news conference


    Dick Pound: "The credibility of sport has taken some serious bodyblows over the last few months. The difficulty for all of us is that it doesn't stop there. The public view will move towards believing all sport is corrupt.  

    Dick Pound

    "If you can't believe results then there is a serious credibility problem. I hope all sports will look at their governance and their anti-doping systems because their existence may be at risk."

  52. Wada Commission


    Where is the punishment? asks a journalist.

    "If they are suspended they are out of competition until they are unsuspended," says Dick Pound.

    But can they come back in three months though, if they say they are clean? adds the journalist.

    "Yes, if they got that all done in three months and we are satisfied then yes," responds Pound.

    "Their lab is gone. We have recommended their athletics federation is suspended, so they're gone - assuming that recommendation is followed.

    "Then we say if you want to get back, here's the road back - and they have to satisfy Wada and everyone else in order to get back.

    "I think it would take several months at least for them to do that."

  53. Wada Commission - London 2012 'sabotaged'


    Here's a strong line to say the least.

    The London 2012 Olympics were "sabotaged" by the presence of Russian athletes with suspicious doping profiles, the Commission has found.

    Their report blames the "widespread inaction" of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) plus the Russian athletics federation (ARAF) and the Russian anti-doping agency (RUSADA) for allowing these athletes to compete at the Games.

    Russian Olympic team
    Image caption: The Russian Olympic team enter the London 2012 stadium

    "The IC (independent commission) has noted a cumulative lapse of action from the IAAF, ARAF and RUSADA in conjunction with pursuing suspicious profiles," the report stated.

    "As a result of this widespread inaction, the Olympic Games in London were, in a sense, sabotaged by the admission of athletes who should have not been competing, and could have been prevented from competing, were it not for the collective and inexplicable laissez-faire policy adopted by the IAAF, ARAF and RUSADA."

  54. Wada Commission


    Should another inquiry tackle other federations and other countries.

    "We feel we have kind of done our job for the moment.Maybe other commissions will tackle that," says Dick Pound.

    "But you're right when you mention the tip of the iceberg.

    "We don't feel Russia is the only country with a doping problem and athletics isn't the only sport with a doping problem."

    Pound then tells how more than 1,000 tests were destroyed.

  55. Wada Commisssion


    Dick Pound: "When I was Wada president, we were just getting started on this and our staff would have received and decided how to act upon it. 

    "One of the recommendation is to get better organised and organisations should have an Ombudsman so you are not putting your personal safety at risk.

    "You don't want to encourage retaliation and the balance of power between whistleblower and the system is out of all proportion. The power of the national federation is enormous and that is the reluctance the whistleblower has."

  56. Wada Commission


    If you are wondering, by the way, why we are not hearing much about the IAAF, it is because the commission has withheld most of the contents of the chapter.

    This is in order to not compromise the continuing efforts in respect of information provided to Interpol.

    Most of the IC’s Recommendations in respect of the IAAF are being withheld until criminal proceedings have run their course.

  57. Tweet from the sports minister


  58. Wada Commssion


    This really is damning stuff. Dick Pound is asked if the Russian Minister of Sport could have known what was going on.

    "The extent of what was going on ... it was so prevalent that in our conclusion it was not possible for him to be unaware of it.

    "If he was aware of it then he was complicit in it. That's our inference from all our evidence that we had a chance to examine."

  59. Wada Commission news conference


    Dick Pound: "I don't think we can be confident there was no manipulation with the Sochi Winter Olympic results.

    "The Sports Minister is frustrated to some degree. They all knew the coaches were out of control and the coaches view was that the anti-doping organisation was to protect their athletes rathter than have them doping-free.

    "He knows there will be condemnation but we have given him the opportunity he has asked for and there will be careful monitoring of what is done. They will have to start all over again.

    "As far as Rusada there will be careful supervision of its activities by Wada before it will be willing to declare them compliant."

  60. Wada Commission


    Dick Pound describes what has happened as 'State-supported doping' - "Our conclusion was this couldn't happen without the knowledge or consent of state authorities. Even though they were not running sport, they could not not have known."

  61. Wada Commission


    Dick Pound asked what he would do if Russia don't voluntarily withdraw their athletes from the Rio Olympics.

    "We'd like to see the IAAF suspend the Russian Federation," says Pound.

    "f they all do their job , no entries would be accepted in the Olympics from that nation, supported by the International Olympic Committee."

  62. Wada Commission - 'Coe is the right man'


    Seb Coe

    Is Seb Coe the right man to lead IAAF out of this mess, Pound is asked.

    "I think he is," the chairman of the Commission answers.

    "My guess is he was taken unaware. We were too. Some of the things we found were nasty surprises to us.

    "I think Seb Coe will grasp this and will bring about changes in athletics. I hope so because his sport is at risk if he does."

  63. Wada Commission


    Dick Pound is taking questions now.

    "For 2016 our recommendation is that the Russian Federation be suspended," he says in answer to a question about the next Olympics in Rio.

    "One of our hopes is they will volunteer (to do that) so they can undertake the remedial work to allow Russian athletes to compete under a new framework.

    "If they don't, and this plays out, the outcome maybe that there are no Russian track and field athletes in Rio. I hope they recognise it's time to change and make those changes."

    Dick Pound
  64. Wada Commission news conference


    Dick Pound: "It is pretty disturbing and the particular advantage we had in this case is that we had documents, recordings, and witness statements. It is disappointing to see the nature and extent of what is going on. It is worse than we thought. It has the effect of affecting results on the field of play. The opportunity is there to stay it exists, stop it and let's make a new start and I hope Russia can take it on."

  65. Wada Commission


    Dick Pound, with some serious stuff about Russia: "It's our hope the parties involved in these recommendations will accept them in the spirit they are meant, including Wada.

    "Since Russia is the particular country involved in the matter investigated, it is appropriate to say the commission organised a special meeting with the Russian minister of sport. He invited the commission to make recommendations that wold allow Russia to contribute (to making Russia) a non-doping country.

    "We advised the minister in advance he would not be pleasedwith the recommendations. He is going to have to live with that. We  hope that Russia will take a lead (now)."

  66. Wada Commission news conference


    Dick Pound: "We have provided Wada with sanction packages on individuals who had not been previously identified, identified possible criminal incidents, made findings and recommendations on the Russian laboratory, reported on intereference with doping controls up to and including this year, and found cover-ups and payments of money to conceal doping tests.

  67. 'Direct intimidation by the state'


    This is huge...

  68. Wada Commission


    Dick Pound: "The commission wants to congratulate the individuals who were courageous enough to be whistle-blowers in this investigation.

    "We need - and this commission will urge Wada - to find more and better ways to ensure more persons like this come forward and contribute to the integrity of sport, without the risks of retaliation and concerns for their safety."

  69. Wada Commission news conference


    Dick Pound: "The second portion [which has not been released] deals with allegations from August this year over suspicious test results which may or may not have been diligently observed by the IAAF.

    "There is lots of data to be analysed so that is being done as we speak. We expect that to be reported on before the end of the year."

  70. 'Russia should be declared non-compliant'


    The independent commission say Wada should tell the IOC not to accept any entries from the Russian athletics federation until they comply with the Wada code.

  71. Wada Commission news conference

    Athletics news conference

    Independent Commission chairman Dick Pound: "There will be a decision by criminal authorities on whether they will be prosecutions and then we will be in a position to release the full report."

  72. Wada commission news conference


    Dick Pound continues: "As the investigation went on we discovered information that not only related to sport corruption in the general sense of it, but also to possible criminal actions as ell.

    "That has been turned over to Interpol for investigation and review."

  73. Wada Commission news conference


    "We communicated the report to Wada last Thursday," says Dick Pound,who, as chairman of the commission, is doing all the speaking right now.

    He explains how the commission was set up and says the report was "essentially limited to Russia and athletics"..

  74. 'Corruption and bribery a the highest level'


    From our Sports Editor in Geneva

    You can download all 335 pages of the report via Wada's website.

  75. Wada Commission news conference


    The three men who have carried out the independent commission for Wada have taken their seats at the news conference.

    They are Dick Pound, chair of the commission, Richard McLaren, and Gunter Younger.

    They're just beginning to talk now. This should be interesting. Do not go anywhere.

  76. 'Deeply rooted culture'


    From BBC News reporter Alex Capstick...

  77. Athletics

  78. Breaking'Russia should be suspended from competition'


    The World Anti Doping Agency have said that Russia should be suspended from competition until improved measures are taken. 

    They've also accused the Russian government of 'direct intimidation' over their Moscow doping lab, which they say should lose its accreditation. 

    A further recommendation says that 5 athletes and 5 coaches should be given lifetime doping bans. 

    Much more to follow - you can listen to the press conference which is now due to start around 14:10 on BBC Radio 5 live 

  79. In other athletics news...


    A total of 133 Olympic and Paralympic athletes have been included on the British Athletics funding list for 2015-2016 which has been announced.

    Rising sprint star Zharnel Hughes has been given full Olympic Podium funding along with Dina Asher-Smith, Sophie Hitchon, Laura Muir and Lorraine Ugen.

    On the Paralympic side, World Championship gold medallists Georgie Hermitage and Kadeena Cox have been included but Commonwealth Games gold medallist Libby Clegg has lost her funding.

    You can find the full list on the British Athletics website.

    Zharnel Hughes
  80. IOC call for Diack's suspension


    More on the news that the International Olympic Committee have called for former IAAF president Lamine Diack to be provisionally suspended...

    The 82-year old from Senegal is accused of being complicit in a cover-up of doping by Russian athletes. French police confirmed that he is under investigation for allegedly receiving more than 1 million euros to cover up doping.  

    Former IAAF president Lamine Diack

    His son Papa Massata Diack, advisor Habib Cisse and the former IAAF anti-doping chief Gabriel Dolle are also being investigated by French police. 

    We're expecting to hear a lot more over the next hour or so with the World Anti-Doping Agency due to publish its report into allegations of widespread doping among Russian athletes. 

    You'll be able to hear the press conference in full from 14:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live 

  81. Sakho to have scan on knee injury


    As expected, Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho has been ruled out of France's upcoming friendlies against Germany and England through injury. 

    Sakho sprained his right knee during Liverpool's 2-1 league defeat at home to Crystal Palace and will undergo further tests in England on Monday to determine the extent of the injury. 

    France coach Didier Deschamps has called up St Etienne defender Loic Perrin as Sakho's replacement. 

    Mamadou Sakho
  82. More to come...


    The independent report into claims of doping, cover-ups, and extortion in Russian athletics is due to be released at 14:00 GMT. 

    You can read background information on the crisis here

  83. BreakingDiack suspended


    The International Olympics Committee have recommended that former IAAF president Lamine Diack should be provisionally suspended as an honorary member. 

    Lamine Diack
  84. 5 live Sport special on athletics crisis


    For more on this afternoon's press conference into corruption and cover-ups in world athletics, 5 live sport will have a special tonight on it from 9pm. 

    Athletics correspondent Mike Costello will be joined by Darren Campbell and Ali Curbishley, both of whom have missed out on medals to drugs cheats in their careers. 

    They'll also hear from Paula Radcliffe, Steve Cram, as well as Hajo Seppelt, the maker of the German documentary that kicked off the latest investigation. 

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

  85. Mirallas called into Belgium squad


    Everton winger Kevin Mirallas has been called into into the Belgium squad for their upcoming friendlies against Italy on Friday and Spain next Tuesday.

    The Toffees player returns after being dropped for last month's Euro 2016 qualifiers against Andorra and Israel. 

    Kevin Mirallas
  86. Torres dreams of glory tie

    Sergio Torres

    Whitehawk midfielder Sergio Torres is hoping for another long FA Cup run after helping the National League South side to a 5-3 first-round win over Lincoln City.

    The 32-year-old was a member of the Crawley Town side that reached the fifth round in 2010-11 before losing at Manchester United.

     "There is always one non-league club who gets further. Who knows - we are one game away from Old Trafford, Manchester City or Liverpool. It is a dream for all the players," he said.

  87. "Knackered" Mertesacker to enjoy break


    Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker believes he and his "knackered" team-mates can find another gear when their injury problems ease.

    The Gunners were without 10 players in Sunday's 1-1 draw against Spurs and the German believes the absences are taking their toll.

    Per Mertesacker

    "With so many games you need a lot of players who can replace each other and give energy. Because of the injuries, we have suffered a bit in this way but I’m convinced that after the international break we will have more options and therefore more confidence.," he told the London Evening Standard.

    "The derby was fun to play but we all looked a bit knackered, especially in the first half, and we gave absolutely everything. A few of us will enjoy next weekend off and then it is back to duty the following week." 

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    This is indeed true. Anderson went 54 Test innings without going for a duck. The record, by the way, is 78 innings, set by the great AB de Villiers.

    And one for you Brighton fans...

  89. Celtic march on



    Celtic regained their six-point lead at the top of the Premiership with a second-half double from Leigh Griffiths inspiring a 4-1 in at Ross County.

    As well as a return to winning form following Europa League defeat by Molde in midweek, the win was Celtic's fifth league success in a row.

    Nearest challengers Heart - who won against Hamilton on Saturday - are already six points adrift of the leaders.

  90. Missed any FA Cup action?


    Salford City

    Want to re-live Salford City's 2-0 win over Notts County? Or Chesham United's 1-0 win away to Bristol Rovers? 

    Watch highlights of both games via the link, or you can see the best from all the FA Cup first round action from our Catch-Up 

  91. Wada to publish doping report


    The report is due to be revealed at 14:00 GMT.

  92. Arsenal showed great character - Hartson

    5 live Football Daily Podcast

    Olivier Giroud

    Despite dropping points at home to Tottenham, former Arsenal striker John Hartson was impressed with how his old side fought back for the 1-1 draw. 

    You can hear more from him and on the rest of the weekend's football by downloading the 5 live Football Daily podcast.

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  94. Ramos to miss England game


    Sergio Ramos

    Spain defenders Sergio Ramos and Juanfran will miss this month's friendlies against England and Belgium after picking up injuries.

    Ramos injured his shoulder while scoring in Real Madrid's defeat at Sevilla while his fellow defender sustained a thigh injury in Atletico Madrid's win over Sporting Gijon.

    Coach Vicente del Bosque has called up Real's Nacho Fernandez and Athletic Bilbao's Oscar de Marcos to replace them.

  95. Question of Sport teaser


    Speaking of great sporting runs.... 

    Check back in with us for the answer around 15:00 GMT

  96. "Hello my lovely little boys"


    Ever wondered how a manager makes a first impression? Former Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper told 5 live Sport how he was impressed with Sir Bobby Robson's start at the club, but much less so with how Ruud Gullit introduced himself.

    Ruud Gullit and Sir Bobby Robson
  97. Wanted man

    Football gossip


    Fulham, who sacked Kit Symons after Saturday's 5-2 home loss to Birmingham, could face competition from west London rivals QPR for the services of Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, according to The Times.

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    Federer holds the records for the most total weeks at number one (302) and most consecutive weeks at number 1 (237). Not bad going to say the least. 

    Jam Tarts being Heart of Midlothian of course...

  99. Position on Mourinho 'unchanged'


    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    Jose Mourinho

    The stance of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich towards manager Jose Mourinho remains unchanged - Mourinho still has the Russian's support and his position is not under immediate threat.This, despite the defending champions sitting 16th in the Premier League with seven defeats from 12 games this season.Speculation that Mourinho's position will become untenable if Chelsea lose at home to Norwich on 21 November is purely hypothetical and has no factual foundation.

  100. Physical


  101. Testing times



    West Indies spin bowler Sunil Narine has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action after the third and final game of the one-day series against Sri Lanka.

    The International Cricket Council say match officials handed a report to the West Indies team management citing concerns over the legality of Narine's deliveries.

    The bowler must now undergo tests within 14 days and if he is proven to be using an illegal bowling action, he will be suspended from bowling in international cricket until he remodels his action and pass further tests.

  102. Chase scene


    Want to see a video of a dog running around a football pitch while the players try in vain to chase it off?

    Of course you do.


    This mutt got onto the playing area during a Serbian Super League match between FK Jagodina and FK Partizan.

    What happened next involved a chase scene reminsicent of the Keystone Cops. 

    You can see it here.

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    You're taking us very literally with this one...

  104. Concerns for Memphis


    Bill Rice

    BBC Radio Manchester


    Manchester United winger Memphis Depay must have concerns about his future, less than four months after his £31m arrival at Old Trafford.

    The 21-year-old Dutch international was described by manager Louis van Gaal as "one of the greatest talents of his generation" when he joined in the summer.

    But after scoring twice on his Champions League debut for the Reds, he has endured a tough start to life in England, failed to start United's last three games, and was initially left out of the Netherlands squad for his month's friendlies before being recalled by coach Danny Blind.

    Van Gaal also says he wants to add more wide players with creativity and pace to his United squad in January.

    He has opted to start with Jesse Lingard in the last two matches, and after his first goal for the Reds against West Brom, the 22-year-old will be confident of keeping his place after the international break.

  105. Called up


    Bournemouth midfielder Shaun MacDonald has been called into the Wales squad for Friday's friendly with Holland.

    MacDonald replaces David Cotterill, who missed Birmingham's 5-2  at Fulham on Saturday with a knee injury and is expected to be sidelined for two or three weeks. 

  106. Leeds to play Cowboys at Headingley

    Rugby League

    Leeds celebrate their Grand Final win

    Super League champions Leeds will stage their World Club Challenge against North Queensland Cowboys at Headingley rather than Elland Road. 

    The Rhinos are set for a full house when they take on the NRL Grand Final winners, led by Johnathan Thurston, on Sunday 21 February.

    They have played four World Club Challenges at Elland Road but had full houses at Headingley in 2012 and 2013.

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