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Summary

  1. Louis van Gaal - Rooney not guaranteed to start
  2. 18:15 GMT - Manuel Pellegrini news conference
  3. Arsenal v Dinamo Zagreb, 19:45 GMT. Commentary on 5 live Sport
  4. David Haye announces fight v Mark de Mori on 16 January
  5. Which retired sports stars could still make the grade? Use #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan, Jack Skelton and Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    That's it for Sportsday. We'll be back again tomorrow morning with more sports news, interviews and social media reaction.

    Head over to the football page for live text and radio commentary of tonight's Champions League action.

  2. Besiktas rule out selling ex-Gunner

    Football

    The president of Turkish side Besiktas has ruled out selling midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup in the January transfer window.

    The 23-year-old Turkey international began his carer at Arsenal, but made just two League Cup appearances for the side and has caught the attention of Manchester United.

    Oguzhan Ozyakup

    “There is no way we can let that happen," the Daily Star report Fikret Orman as saying.

    "After Euro 2016 I do not know if we will be able to keep him."

  3. Easton to leave Liverpool

    Football

    Liverpool Ladies will not renew four first-team players' contracts when they expire this winter, the Women's Super League One club have announced.  

    Becky Easton
    Image caption: Becky Easton won 44 caps for England

    Veteran defender Becky Easton, Iceland midfielder Katrin Omarsdottir and Norway internationals Ingrid Ryland and Line Smorsgardwill all be released.

    Easton, 41, and Omarsdottir, 28, both won two WSL titles, in 2013 and 2014.

  4. Injury boost for Forest

    Football

    Championship Nottingham Forest confirm midfielders Chris Cohen and Robert Tesche have both resumed full training, after lengthy spells on the sidelines.

    The third cruciate knee ligament injury of his career meant that Cohen has not played competitively since September 2014.

    Meanwhile, Tesche suffered a broken foot in Forest's first game of the current season.

  5. Badge of honour

    Football

    Manchester City badge

    Manchester City are to design a new club crest following a consultation with their fans.

    City have had three major badges since the 1930s and adopted the current design in 1997.

    The existing crest is in the shape of an eagle, but the new design - which the club said would be unveiled in the coming weeks - will revert to the round shape of its two predecessors.

  6. Best moments of 2015

    Rugby League

    Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors

    The 2015 Rugby League season saw the Leeds Rhinos dominate proceedings winning the treble and England secured a 2-1 series victory over New Zealand.

    The defending champions will kick-off the 2016 Super League season at home against Warrington on 4 February.

    Head here to see the best action of the season

  7. Football

    Football

    Joe Hart,Eden Hazard,Alexis SanchezandKevin De Bruyneare the only four Premier League players to feature on Uefa's 40-man Team of the Year shortlist.

    In contrast, eight Barcelona players and six from Bayern Munich make the cut.

    View the full shortlist and vote for your final XIon the Uefa website.

    Suarez, Messi, Newymar
  8. Rufus leaves Charlton posts

    Football

    Richard Rufus has left his posts at Charlton after being found to have overseen a multi-million pound fraud.

    The 40-year-old accepted more than £16m from investors without authorisation and in breach of financial regulations, a case unconnected with the club.

    Rufus, who played for Charlton between 1993 and 2004, has left his roles with the club's academy and Community Trust.

    He was branded a fraudster by a specialist civil court judge at the High Court earlier this month.

  9. No grudge with Burgess, says Burrell

    Rugby Union

    Luther Burrellsays he hasno issue with Sam Burgessover the rugby league convert's World Cup selection.

    Luther Burrell

    Northampton centre Burrell was left out of the England squad and Burgess, who has since reverted codes and returned to his former club South Sydney Rabbitohs, was included.

    "I have got no grudge against Sam. He didn't put himself in the team. He had an opportunity of a lifetime and he was able to live that dream," Burrell told BBC Radio Northampton.

    "For me, I had to get behind the team, stomach what happened and try to support them the best way possible."

  10. Stoner returns

    Moto GP

    Casey Stoner

    Australia's Casey Stoner, who won the first of his two MotoGP world titles with Ducati, is returning to the Italian team in 2016 as a test rider.

    Stoner, 30, rejoins Ducati after a five-year spell with Honda, with whom he won the 2011 world championship, four years after his first. 

  11. Ansari hopes for England chance

    Cricket

    Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari hopes he can gain England recognition once he recovers from surgery on his thumb.

    The 23-year-old missed the series against Pakistan in the UAE afterdislocating his thumb on the day he received his first Test call-up.

    Zafar Ansari

    "I knew immediately the England stuff was a write-off," he said.

    "The thumb is obviously going to be a slow process but it is nice to have got it moving. Hopefully England opportunities will come again."

  12. 'Europe not beyond Foxes' - Lineker

    Football

    Former Leicester City striker Gary Lineker believes the club can qualify for Europe this season.

    Gary Lineker

    "They're not just a freak side that is having a good run," he told BBC Radio Leicester. "They've done it since about March. That suggests there is a terrific spirit in the squad.

    "If they keep players fit, I think Leicester can qualify for Europe.

    "The Champions League won't happen. But I think Europa League is not impossible."

  13. Match of the Day Kickabout - Guess Who

    Football

    Fancy a little quiz this afternoon? Match of the Day Kickabout have put this together, where you have to guess the player they're describing. 

    MotD Kickabout Guess Who
  14. Stoke for top-six?

    Football

    Matt Sandoz

    Stoke City commentator, BBC Radio Stoke

    Stoke City midfielder, Glenn Whelan, says he thinks the team is good enough to challenge for a place in the Premier League's top six this season.

    Glenn Whelan

    They have won four of their last six league games and haven't conceded a goal in their last three. 

    Whelan told BBC Radio Stoke targeting the top six is realistic.

    Quote Message: I think the belief in and around the squad is that we are good enough and we can go on, but you need to get the results from Glenn Whelan Stoke midfielder
    Glenn WhelanStoke midfielder
  15. The vote of 'confidence'

    Football

    One of the first votes of confidence to backfire was also one of the quickest.

    Ron Atkinson was fired as Aston Villa boss on 10 November 1994 just a few days after then chairman Doug Ellis had given his manager a previously unprecedented public vote of confidence.

    Ron Atkinson

    You can see why Ellis' nickname is Deadly Doug...  

  16. Safety-first

    Football

    The Football Association has issued new guidelines to all involved with the game on how to deal with concussions.

    The safety-first guidelines, which are available online, have been developed by an expert panel set up in April.

    Prompted by rising fears over head injuries across all sports, the FA's response has been well received.

    Neil Taylor

    "They are a fantastic development and hopefully have the potential to impact on sport in England as a whole," said head injury expert Dr Willie Stewart.

    "The guidelines clearly demonstrate the FA's strong leadership around this issue and provide clear information on the immediate management of the injury around the simple principle of 'if in doubt, sit them out'."

  17. Edmund in?

    Tennis

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport in Ghent

    BBC

    It is looking more and more likely that Kyle Edmund will make his Davis Cup debut and take the second singles spot for the final against Belgium, which begins on Friday.

    The 20-year-old from Yorkshire practised with Andy Murray for the second day running at the Flanders Expo in Ghent.

    "In sport you want to play, especially for your country," Edmund had said earlier. "You want to do your best. You just deal with it when it comes to it."

  18. Rooney not automatic starter

    Football

    Manchester United

    News conference

    A win for Manchester United against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League on Wednesday will see them reach the last-16 of the tournament.

    Captain Wayne Rooney is fit again after illness and manager Louis van Gaal was asked if he is guaranteed a starting place.

    Wayne Rooney

    "No, not automatically," said van Gaal. "It's always the decision of the manager. I compare players with each other, and I take into account how fit they are and how fit they show it in the training sessions."

    The BBC Sport website will have live text commentary of the match and there'll be commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  19. Watmore 'reminds me of Bale'

    Football

    Duncan Watmore

    Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has compared the emergence of teammate Duncan Watmore with that of Gareth Bale at Tottenham.

    Defoe played alongside Bale at Spurs and sees similarities between him and 21-year-old Watmore.

    "In a funny way he reminds me of Gareth. When he came on the scene at Tottenham, he used to just get the ball and glide," the 33-year-old said. "If he can go on to do what Gareth has done then he'll be fantastic. He's the future of this club."

  20. The vote of 'confidence'

    Football

    Most votes of confidence come via a club statement or a press conference but QPR chairman Tony Fernandes took to Twitter to regularly back under-fire boss Mark Hughes in late 2012...

    • 1 October
    • 29 October
    • 16 November
    • 23 November - Hughes is sacked
  21. Curle agrees new Carlisle deal

    Football

    Manager Keith Curle has signed a contract extension with Carlisle United to run until June 2018.

    The 51-year-old former England defender took over in September last year and has guided them to ninth in League Two this season, just two points outside the play-off places.

    Keith Curle
  22. Cambridge bring Gayle in on loan

    Football

    Cambridge United have brought in Oxford United defender Cameron Gayleon a loan deal until January.

    The 23-year-old former Shrewsbury full-back joined Oxford earlier this month on an initial one-month trial.

    Gayle has since extended his contract with Michael Appleton's side for a further two months, which he will spend on loan at the Abbey Stadium.

  23. Murray hits back at criticism

    Tennis

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    Andy Murray has responded to criticism from a former Davis Cup captain calling it "a bit of a shame".

    Former GB captain David Lloyd accused Murray in an interview at the weekend of not doing enough to promote tennis in Britain.

    Murray said: "It was a bit of a shame. But it's obviously not been the first time that's happened. It's a bit like background music - you know it's there but you're not really listening.

    "We may not get the outcome that we want, but it won't be through lack of trying or lack of care from anyone in the team."

  24. Rowett to Fulham?

    Football

    He may be the bookies' favourite to take over, but Gary Rowett is staying put... for the time being, at least.

  25. The vote of 'confidence'

    Football

    Ian Holloway is perhaps best known for his amusing soundbites but the speed at which his backings turn into sackings also deserves recognition.

    'Ollie' received the backing of Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish in October 2013 despite the newly-promoted side having won only one Premier League game.

    Only 20 days later and Holloway had left by mutual consent after less than a year in charge.

    Ian Holloway

    But the turnaround at Holloway's most recent club Millwall was even more efficient - backed by the club on 27 February this year only to be sacked on 10 March.

  26. Shaw scan this week

    Football

    Manchester United

    News conference

    Luke Shaw

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wraps up by saying Luke Shaw will have a scan on Friday to provide more information on the progress of his recovery.

    The left-back suffered a double leg fracture against PSV Eindhoven in September.

  27. Blatter to stay on?

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    The BBC has learned that Sepp Blatter will try and stay on as Fifa president - even if he is found guilty by Fifa’s ethics committee.

    Blatter is facing a potential lengthy ban from football but friends of the suspended president have told BBC he is adamant only the 209 member associations of Fifa can dismiss him.

    Sepp Blatter

    Blatter won a fifth consecutive presidential term in May this year but, in the wake of US and Swiss criminal investigations, announced four days later that he would “lay down” his mandate and call for a fresh election.

    A ballot to appoint a new president is due to be held in Zurich on February 26.

  28. 'First match was disappointing'

    Football

    Manchester United

    News conference

    Louis van Gaal is looking ahead to Wednesday's Champions League group match against PSV Eindhoven. His Manchester United side lost the game in the Netherlands 2-1.

    "The first match was very disappointing because of the result and the loss of Luke Shaw," said the Dutchman.

    On Memphis Depay: "These types of players feel so much happier with freedom - he showed that in the first half against Watford."   

  29. Here are the answers

    Snooker

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    Today's question was: Which 6 men who've won both the World & UK Snooker Championships are in this weeks first round draw? 

    Answers: Peter Ebdon, John Higgins, Shaun Murphy, Neil Robertson Mark Selby and Mark Williams.

    Well done if you got that. Another one tomorrow.

  30. Man Utd trio return

    Football

    Manchester United

    News conference

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says captain Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini are all fit to face PSV Eindohoven in the Champions League on Wednesday but Ander Herrera and Phil Jones miss out.

  31. Jury considering Cairns verdict

    Cricket

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    Jurors in the trial of former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns have retired to consider their verdicts.

    Cairns, 45, faces perjury and perverting the course of justice allegations after the retired cricket star successfully sued Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi for accusing him of match fixing on Twitter in 2010.

    The libel case netted Cairns £90,000, but he allegedly lied to the court when he said he had "never, ever cheated at cricket".

    The all-rounder is also said to have perverted the course of justice by inducing fellow cricketer Lou Vincent to provide a false witness statement during a Skype call.

    Cairns' friend and "legal adviser", barrister Andrew Fitch-Holland, 50, of Burton Road, Manchester, is also accused of perverting the course of justice. Both men deny the charges.

  32. Up, up and away

    Football

    Manchester City are heading to Juventus for tomorrow's Champions League tie...

  33. Broad's side

    Who would be in your ideal 5-a-side football team?

    Stuart Broad

    England cricketer Stuart Broad has picked his 5-a-side team for Match of the Day Kickabout. You might be surprised who he picks at centre back...

  34. Lafferty reminds Norwich of ability

    Football

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Kyle Lafferty

    Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty pushed his claims for a starting place in the Premier League by scoring for the club's under 21 side last night. 

    Lafferty, who has played just 13 minutes of Premier League football this season, gave City the lead in a 2-0 win over Manchester United.

    First team regulars Steven Whittaker and Graham Dorrans played the full 90 minutes in front of a crowd of just over 5,000.

  35. UK Championship gets under way

    Snooker

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester's Tom Ford is taking on Scott Donaldson in the opening round of the UK Championship on Tuesday evening.  

    Tom Ford

    I'm afraid though you are going to have to wait a little longer for the Leicester "derby" between Mark Selby and Joe O'Connor as that's not until 14:30 on Thursday.

    See the full schedule here

  36. Fan zones get the go-ahead for France Euros

    Football

    g

    French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has confirmed that there will still be fan zones during Euro 2016 despite recent attacks which left 130 dead in Paris.

    "The tragedy of November 13, which took place in part in the vicinity of a sports venue (the Stade de France), forces us to take the necessary measures to ensure the event takes place in the best conditions," Cazeneuve said.

    "Everyone is mobilised. We'll do everything in our power to ensure that everything takes place in the best conditions and that the fan zones can be organised.

    "The organisation of these fan areas are the subject of ongoing assessments that will lead us to update or change our plan of action."

  37. Get Involved - Still got it

    #bbcsportsday

    PB

    David Haye is back, so which retired sports people do you think could still cut it. Keep them coming...

    Andrew Nesbitt: NUFC could use Shearer and Beardsley to come out of retirement. Solano & Rob Lee wouldn't go amiss either!

    Haydn Reece: Has to be Paul McGrath his knees went years before he stopped playing. God knows we need a legend back in the team. 

    PMG
  38. Kane is very able

    Football

    A couple of stats that illustrate the value of Harry Kane to Spurs....

    HK
  39. Carry on Dave

    Rugby Union

    DA

    England second-row forward Dave Attwood has signed a new three-year deal at Bath.

    Attwood, 28, has made 113 appearances for Bath since joining from Gloucester in 2011 and has won 20 caps for England. 

  40. Pretty in pink?

    Cricket

    Ever wondered why the cricketing powers-that-be decided on pink as the colour for the ball in this week's day-night Test? And why are the players complaining that it behaves differently to the red ball?

    Listen to a BBC Stumped exclusive interview with Brett Elliott, the brains behind the ball.

    Australia and New Zealand contest the first ever day-night Test match using floodlights and a pink ball, starting at the Adelaide Oval at 03:30 GMT on Friday 27th November, with ball-by-ball commentary on 5 live Sports Extra.

    Pink Kookaburra ball
  41. Wenger on doping

    Football

    Arsene Wenger has criticised Uefa's drug regulations, saying current rules "basically accept doping".

    The Arsenal manager's comments come after Dinamo Zagreb's Arijan Ademi was banned for four years for failing a test after his side's Champions League win over the Gunners in September.

    AW

    Dinamo have not been disqualified from the competition as regulations state two or more players must test positive before that punishment is considered.

    Wenger said the rule was "surprising". He added: "I personally don't agree with the rule.

    "You cannot say that they had a doped player but the result stands. That means you basically accept doping."

  42. Wolves extension

    Football

    Wolves' highly-rated 20-year-old Dominic Iorfa has signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal with the midlands club.

    The full-back, an England Under-21 international, had been on a contract that expired at the end of the season 

  43. Do Pirelli have the hardest job in the sport?

    Formula One

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer

    Who would be Formula 1's tyre supplier? It's a thankless task, especially in this era of control tyres by a single company.

    When Pirelli entered F1 in 2011, the idea was to make tyres a subject of positive discussion again, change the fact that they were generally only mentioned when there was a problem.

    Pirelli

    Pirelli was tasked with producing tyres with a short life, that needed to be treated carefully, and which promoted pit stops and exciting racing.

    Five years down the line, that's not quite how it has worked out.

    Read the piece in full here

  44. The vote of 'confidence'

    Football

    The manager job at Leeds was already a poisoned chalice but owner Massimo Cellino has turned it into a deadly dose of cyanide with his recent use of the vote of confidence.

    Dave Hockaday lasted just four days after Cellino said the blame should lie with himself and not the boss.

    Massimo Cellino

    Uwe Rosler fared a little better, managing 20 days in limbo before he was dismissed by Cellino last month - his decision to welcome the owner's vote of confidence perhaps buying him some more time.

    At least his successor Steve Evans seems to not be lacking in confidence, referring to himself in the third person since his unveiling at Elland Road...

  45. Pietersen on Buttler

    Cricket

    Pietersen also said England should regret the decision to drop keeper Jos Buttler from the Test team but had no such remorse about his controversial autobiography.

    Jos Buttler
    Image caption: Jos Buttler returned to form with an audacious 46-ball century against Pakistan in the fourth ODI

    "I was very annoyed at Jos Buttler's omission from the last Test against Pakistan as I knew he'd turn it around in the ODI series and it makes it hard to pick him for a Test match now," he added.

    "I know the South Africans are excited are not having to bowl to Buttler in the first Test now.

    "I don't regret the book at all - the people I put away are not involved in cricket or at least in the English set up anymore so there's no problem with anybody."

  46. Bailey given another chance

    Rugby League

    Ryan Bailey

    Former Leeds prop Ryan Bailey will aim to re-ignite his career under his former boss Tony Smith at Warrington. 

    The 31-year-old has signed a 12-month deal with the Wolves following his release by Castleford at the end of the 2015 season, with his contract containing a good-behaviour clause.

    Smith said: 'It is no secret that Ryan has had a chequered past. However, he is fully aware of the special conditions set out within his contract and the standards expected of all Warrington Wolves players."

  47. The vote of 'confidence'

    Football

    Sam Allardyce has received a few votes of confidence over his career but the ones he was given at Newcastle may have been the least believable.

    In the run up to Christmas 2007, Big Sam was given repeated backings by owner Mike Ashley and then chairman Chris Mort despite the club's league struggles.

    Sam Allardyce

    They continued to laugh off reports the manager's time was up as late as 1 January 2008 only for Allardyce to depart just eight days later.

    Rumours Big Sam named his Spanish villa 'Casa St James' with his pay-off money were recently debunked by the man himself.

  48. Talking over

    Boxing

    And there ends the news conference between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko. The pair shake hands and will battle for the heavyweight title in Germany on Saturday. It should be a barnstorming affair.

    Remember, BBC Radio 5 live will have live commentary of the fight on Saturday night..

    Heavyweight belt
  49. 'Thank you to the fans'

    Boxing

    Wladimir Klitschko: "I am really happy that this fight is taking stage. We will see each other at the workout, the weigh-in and eventually the fight. I want to say thank you to the fans following this fight and it will be a sold-out stadium."

    Wladimir Klitschko
  50. 'I am facing a colourful guy'

    Boxing

    Wladimir Klitschkoresponded to Tyson Fury by saying: "I have faced many fighters that were different. This time, I have a colourful guy who's young and wants the real challenge.

    "I heard him say he's nervous, which means he's well-prepared which means he is alert. I'm nervous before every fight, this is fact. I always faced so many challenges."

    Wladimir Klitschko
  51. 'Old champ, new champ'

    Boxing

    Tyson Fury

    Tyson Fury: "I hope he has trained hard and I don't want to scare him off. I am going to wind it back in and face fight night. I did not believe this fight was going to happen, but I am coming and I am coming fast. Old guy versus new guy, old champ against new champ."

  52. I feel nervous and anxious - Fury

    Boxing

    Tyson Fury is in playful mood ahead of his world heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko in Germany on Saturday.

    "Training is training, same stuff different day, different place," he said. "I was injury free for my whole camp which is cool. We did not leave anything upturned.

    "It all crashes down for me when I land in the town and see all the posters, I feel like I am in the fight. I am nervous, I am very anxious, all these people and cameras are making me shy. I am shaking. I hope it is giving Wlad confidence.

    "Not really!"

  53. England 'lack experience' - Pietersen

    Cricket

    Kevin Pietersen's current main focus may be his cricket camp for underprivileged kids but his thoughts on England's upcoming tour to South Africa are also understandably sought after.

    The former England batsman believes the squad "lack experience" and elaborated on his recent criticism of the decision to drop Ian Bell.

    Kevin Pietersen

    "It's only Alastair Cook, Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad who have played international cricket out there," he said.

    "But so many of us got our predictions wrong for the Ashes and I don't want to predict anything again.

    "If Ian Bell had made no runs in the first couple of Tests in South Africa then I would understand him being dropped but when you are embarking on a tour against the best side in the world you need experience."

  54. Latest gossip

    Formula One

    Love a bit of lunchtime gossip:

    Jenson Button fears a long, difficult winter is in store for McLaren-Honda as they seek to make the gains needed to get themselves near the front of the F1 grid. (Autosport)

    Former FIA president Max Mosley thinks Ferrari's decision to veto a cost cap on engine supplies demonstrates the Italian team's "small-mindedness". (ESPN F1)

    Felipe Massa says he is eager to extend his stay in F1 with Williams beyond the end of next year when his contract with the team comes to an end. (Motorsport.com)

    Read the gossip column in full

  55. Rafferty out of England squad

    Women's football

    Claire Rafferty has withdrawn from the England women’s squad ahead of their double-header against Germany and Bosnia & Herzegovina because of a knee injury.

    Arsenal defender and former England youth teams’ captain Jemma Rose has been called up as a replacement.

    Claire Rafferty

    England travel to Duisburg on Tuesday where they will face European champions Germany in an international friendly on Thursday, before playing Bosnia & Herzegovina at Ashton Gate on Sunday.

    The match is live on the BBC Red Button (kick-off at 17:00 GMT).  

  56. Everything seems fine - Murray

    Tennis

    Great Britain number on Andy Murray says he is "focused" on winning the Davis Cup against Belgium, despite security concerns in the country.

    "Everyone was a little bit concerned. We obviously had to delay the trip by a day, which wasn't ideal, but I think was the correct decision," Murray told BBC Sport. 

    Andy Murray

    "Everything seems fine in Ghent. I know in Brussels it's a slightly different situation, but everything seems fine here. I feel pretty focused. 

    "We wouldn't have been able to practise on the centre court here until Monday anyway, so it hasn't affected our practices at all."

  57. The vote of 'confidence'

    Football

    The vote of confidence. Commonly known as the dreaded vote of confidence.

    How often does an under-pressure manager receive the backing of his chairman or club owner only to be sacked or leave 'by mutual consent' shortly after?

    It's a well-trodden cliche and one that beleaguered Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez must now be fearing after receiving the 'full backing' of the most trigger-happy club in football.

    What are your favourite examples of backing to sacking? Get involved on #bbcsportsday

    Rafa Benitez
    Image caption: A man who looks confident?
  58. Fury v Klitschko news conference

    Boxing

    The David Haye comeback news conference was a rather dull affair, so we are hoping the Tyson Fury-Wladimir Klitschko one is a better spectacle.

    Quotes from Dusseldorf are coming your way soon.

  59. Bolton owner to write off loans

    Football

    Bolton owner Eddie Davies will not expect repayment of his loans to the club in a bid to ease the takeover process, says advisor Trevor Birch.

    A number of parties have expressed an interest in buying the club, who are bottom of the Championship, but nobody has yet been granted exclusivity for talks.

    Macron Stadium

    "I wouldn't want to compromise the current negotiations, but Eddie is making it very attractive for an interested party to buy the club," said Birch.   

  60. How well do you know Vardy?

    Football

    Jamie Vardy

    After equaling the record for scoring in consecutive Premier League games, Leicester striker Jamie Vardy can break the record against Manchester United on Saturday.

    But the big question is, how well do you know the Englishman?

    Head here to take the quiz

  61. 'Everything in Ghent seems fine'

    Davis Cup

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport in Ghent

    The British Davis Cup team have been facing the media ahead of the final in Belgium, and the mood at the Flanders Expo is calm amid security worries elsewhere.

    "I know Brussels is a slightly different situation, but everything in Ghent seems fine," Andy Murray tells BBC Sport.

    Andy Murray and the Davis Cup team talk to BBC Sport

    GB captain Leon Smith adds: "I think everyone was concerned, but what was important was to listen to our security guys, who are really, really good."

  62. Davis Cup

    Tennis

    The British team are having their Davis Cup press conference today... it looks a bit nippy in Belgium... 

  63. 'Je suis Paris'

    Football

    psg

    Paris St-Germain players will wear special shirts for their next two games as a tribute to those who died in this month's attacks in the French capital.

    The shirts will carry the message "Je suis Paris" ("I am Paris").

    The French champions said they were acting "in unison with the vibrant solidarity expressed by the French and international football community".

    PSG visit Swedish side Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday before hosting Troyes in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

  64. Question time

    Snooker

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    Want something to test the old grey matter? Here's our daily teaser from our colleagues at A Question of Sport.

    Which six men who've won both the World and UK Snooker Championships are in this weeks first round draw?

    Good luck - we'll bring you the answer later this afternoon.

  65. Get Involved - Still got it

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  66. Vaughan on day/night Test cricket

    Cricket

  67. Davis Cup security in Belgium

    Tennis

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport in Ghent

    The Belgian Davis Cup team in training

    It's a cold, wet and unremarkable morning at the Flanders Expo, where security is smilingly efficient, albeit dealing with a handful of media and staff for now. The Belgian team are practising on the newly-laid clay court, with early indications that the players have given it the thumbs up. We will find out more when both teams face the media this afternoon.

  68. Hammers loan Henry to Blackburn

    West Ham defender Doneil Henry has re-joined Championship club Blackburn on loan until 3 January.

    The 22-year-old Canada international played three games for Rovers during a previous loan spell last season, which was cut short by injury.

  69. Chelsea make loss on balance sheet

    Football

    Problems on and off the pitch?

    Chelsea made a loss of £23.1m as they won the Premier League last season.

    According to their annual financial results, the deficit kept them within Financial Fair Play (FFP) limits.

    Chelsea

    "It was a primary aim in the past financial year to be one of the clubs with a continuous record of meeting the regulations," said chairman Bruce Buck.

    The Blues, who made a record £18.4m profit last year, announced revenues of £314.3m, down on the 2013-14 high of £319.8m.

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    Harsh Ryan, harsh.

  71. Everton stadium problems

    Football

    Everton's chief executive has blamed Liverpool City Council for a lack of progress on building a new stadium, saying the club "cannot do it on its own".

    Robert Elstone said the club needed the council to commit to investing in the project before it could go ahead.

    Goodison Park

    Plans for a new ground at Walton Hall Park were announced in September 2014.

    But Liverpool's mayor said he had yet to receive any detailed proposals for the project.

    Read the full story here

  72. Fifa 'want Platini life-ban'

    Football

    It had originally been thought that suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter and vice-president Michel Platini could face seven-year bans from football if found guilty of corruption claims.

    However, today's news - claimed, it is important to remember, by Platini's lawyer - suggests Fifa wants to go much further and ban the Uefa chief for life.

    We'll bring you more on this story as it happens.

  73. Fifa 'wants Platini life-ban'

    Football

    MP

    Michel Platini is serving a 90-day suspension on corruption charges over a $2 million payment he received from Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who is also suspended

    Platini's lawyer Thibaud d'Ales described Fifa's life ban demand as a "scandal" and "excessive".

    Blatter's representatives refused to comment on whether the same request has been made against the Swiss official.

    Fifa's investigatory chamber announced on Monday that it has opened a case and a decision is expected to be handed down next month.

    Until then Platini is forbidden to take part in the race to become Blatter's successor as president of Fifa.

  74. BreakingFifa 'wants Platini life-ban'

    Football

    Some big news being reported by the AFP news agency.

    Fifa's ethics watchdog wants Michel Platini to be banned for life over a suspect payment, says the European football chief's own lawyer.

  75. Finding a solution

    Cricket

    Sri Lanka has offered itself as a neutral venue for a proposed series between arch-rivals India and Pakistan to break a deadlock over where to play the matches.

    "We have made the offer and we are awaiting a response," a Sri Lankan Cricket board official said.

    India and Pakistan are scheduled to play two Tests, five one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals in December and January.   

    Talks at the weekend about where to stage the contests failed to end the stalemate.

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  77. Trio missing

    Football

    Manchester United

    Manchester United

    We mentioned earlier that Wayne Rooney was at Manchester United's training session earlier. Good news.

    Oj the downside, BBC Radio 5 live's Juliette Ferrington tells us that Bastian Schweinsteiger, Phil Jones and Michael Carrick were all absent.

    The Reds host PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford tomorrow.

  78. 5 live's Football Daily

    Football

    It was hardly a classic but Sunderland's late win over Crystal Palace had added significance for Black Cats boss Sam Allardyce.

    Alongside a vital three points, Big Sam secured his 150th Premier League victory as a manager.

    Mark Chapman brings you reaction from the game and the panel discuss the growing pressure being heaped on managers Garry Monk and Rafael Benitez, the form of Leicester City, and the change in ownership at Northampton Town.

    Download the podcast here.

  79. Happy birthday

    24 November

    Ian Botham playing for Scunthorpe United

     A very happy birthday to former Scunthorpe and Yeovil Town defender Sir Ian Botham, who turns 60 today. 

  80. Spell of bad luck

    Football

    How's this for bad luck?

    Torquay's on-loan striker Achille Campion (great name) has been ruled out for around two weeks after suffering a broken nose against Lincoln.

    That happened in his third game for the club. His first game got called off and he got subbed in the second after a sending off.

    Well, they do say bad luck comes in threes.

  81. Cricket attendances up for Warwickshire

    Cricket

    Alec Blackman

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    International and domestic cricket at Edgbaston in 2015, was watched by 214,680 people, a 36% rise from the year before.

    The biggest rise in attendance was for the T20 Blast competition, with crowds up 86% on 2014.

    Edgbaston
    Quote Message: It's fantastic to see such a big increase... and are working hard over the winter months to provide even more attractive Friday night games at Edgbaston from Colin Povey Chief Executive, Warwickshire County Cricket Club
    Colin PoveyChief Executive, Warwickshire County Cricket Club
  82. Rooney back

    Football

    Good news for United fans ahead of their Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

    Skipper Wayne Rooney, who missed the trip to Watford because of illness, has trained today, as the below proves....

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  84. On the mend

    Cricket

    England bowlerMark Woodlooks in decent spirits after undergoing surgery on the ankle injury that forced him to miss the ODI's against Pakistan - and is likely to rule him out of the squad for the upcoming Test series in South Africa.

  85. Coneygree ruled out

    Horse Racing

    Frank Keogh

    The Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree has been ruled out of Saturday's Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury after a poor training season on Tuesday.

  86. Any questions? Anyone? No?

    Boxing

    Fireworks
    Image caption: The David Haye news conference failed to take off

    Well, this is embarrassing. After announcing his huge comeback fight, David Haye's promoter opens the news conference out to the floor where the journalists are sitting.

    "Any questions?" he asks? "No? OK. We'll wrap it up then."

    Was expecting a rocket but it ended up being a firework that fizzles out after two seconds.

  87. 'All empires crumble'

    Boxing

    Quote Message: All empires crumble eventually, like the Roman Empire. What it takes to end an empire, like David's, is not always a better man or a stronger man but sometimes some guy who just turns up and believes and refuses to lay down and read the script. from Mark De Mori, Haye's opponent
    Mark De Mori, Haye's opponent
  88. Get Involved - Still got it

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  89. 'I'm a bit sick in the head'

    Boxing

    Quote Message: I haven’t been at top or fought the likes of David Haye. But I’m glad it’s finally happening. I’m 33. People might say that’s a little old. But 30s are prime time for heavyweights. Every dog has its day and it takes someone like me, who's a bit sick in the head, who doesn’t believe he’s a sacrificial lamb, to take David, a millionaire, the extra mile and make him think 'I’m famous do I really need this?' from Mark The Dominator De Mori, David Haye's opponent
    Mark The Dominator De Mori, David Haye's opponent
  90. 'I trained in my dad's garage'

    Boxing

    Quote Message: One thing his team may not know is that 90% of my career I trained in my dad’s garage. I had a few fights with my wife in my corner. That’s the guy they have seen on Youtube and are preparing for. But I’ve lived in Croatia for the last two years and have gone from training in my garage to training with a coach who is a two-time Olympian. So I’ve gone from self-trained guy with my wife wiping blood from my face to being properly trained. My strength has gone to another level. from Mark De Mori, Haye's opponent
    Mark De Mori, Haye's opponent
  91. 'Firing on all cylinders'

    Boxing

    Quote Message: We started working together and gelled straight away. David is definitely back and firing on all cylinders. It is now about making sure he can get through the training camps and come out unscathed. from Shane McGuigan, David Haye's trainer
    Shane McGuigan, David Haye's trainer
  92. David Haye announces comeback

    Boxing

    David Haye
    Quote Message: I could have picked an easier opponent. I could have fought someone who’d been knocked out a couple of time but I wanted to give people someone to get excited about. He is top 10. I don’t want to fight complete nobodies. I believe if I can do what I’m doing in the gym on 16 January then I’ll be better than I used to be. from David Haye British heavyweight boxer
    David HayeBritish heavyweight boxer
  93. 'I want my title back'

    Boxing

    Quote Message: Muhammad Ali had three-and-a-half years out and he lost on his return but that was against Joe Frazier. This guy is no Frazier. Wladimir Klitschko came back after four years out but they got their titles back and I want to do that same. Boxing is in a really healthy place. from David Haye British heavyweight boxer
    David HayeBritish heavyweight boxer
  94. 'There may be question marks'

    Boxing

    David Haye
    Quote Message: I am looking forward to getting in the ring and hearing the fans get excited. I saw he is ranked in the top 10 and he was giving it large. We will see on 16 January whether the 'Dominator' can dominate the Hayemaker. I very much doubt that but there may be some question marks because I have been out of the ring for so long. from David Haye British heavyweight boxer
    David HayeBritish heavyweight boxer
  95. 'I feel like a young fighter.

    Boxing

    Quote Message: It feels really good to be back. Physically, I am firing on all cylinders. I have been training with Shane McGuigan and I have got a new lease of life. I have been in the gym working hard and I needed a change from the injuries I got. Since I teamed up with Shane, I have gone from strength to strength. Everything has gone through there roof and I feel like a young fighter even at 35. from David Haye British heavyweight boxer
    David HayeBritish heavyweight boxer
  96. Get Involved - Still got it

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  97. David Haye comeback

    Boxing

    The David Haye v Mark de Mori fight has now been confirmed for 16 January 2016.

    Full quotes to come from the British heavyweight.

    David Haye
  98. Haye is back

    Boxing

    The sponsors seem to have given the big announcement away. It looks like David Haye will be fighting Australian's Mark de Mori in his return bout.

    No official announcement yet though.

  99. Scottish football in America?

    Football

    How about this for a story?

    Dundee could play Celtic in the United States next season, the first time a Scottish league game will have been held overseas.

    The Premiership sides are in advanced talks and it is understood the only remaining requirement is the approval of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL).

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    A formal proposal is set to be put before the SPFL in the next few weeks.

    Boston and Philadelphia are possible host cities.

    Apparently, talks between Dundee and Celtic and representatives in the United States have been ongoing for some time. An interesting idea, though a bit of a long trip for the season ticket holders...

  100. Ronaldo return unlikely

    Football

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    Lots of speculation in the last 24 hours that Cristiano Ronaldo might be heading back to Old Trafford.

    But hold your horses excited Reds fans.

    The Daily Express reports that Ronaldo, 30, won't be leaving the Bernabeu to rejoin Manchester United - at least according to his agent.

    And Ronaldo is more likely to join French side Paris St-Germain than move back to Old Trafford if he does opt to leave the Bernabeu, adds the Daily Telegraph.

    Don't buy your United/Ronaldo replica shirts just yet then...

  101. Major blow for Hull

    Football

    MD

    Championship leaders Hull will be without skipper Michael Dawson for up to a month due to a hamstring injury.

    The Tigers are on an impressive 11-match unbeaten run with Dawsona key figure in the back four.

    But the former Tottenham captain limped off during  Saturday's 1-1 draw at Bristol City and the club has confirmed the 32-year-old "sustained a grade two hamstring injury".

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  103. 'The pain was excruciating' - Bevan

    Gymnastics

    BB

    A little more on Great Britain gymnast Brinn Bevan, who suffered a double leg break in a vault accident in Saturday.

    Bevan, who won team silver at the World Championships in Glasgow last month, said: "The pain was excruciating as it was I could handle.

    "But the disappointment and heartbreak of going from such a high of the world championships to the lowest low after a little mishap was hard for me.

    "All my emotions just erupted and I've found myself constantly in tears."

    Bevan's left leg landed off the mat in to a concrete floor, causing breaks to his fibia and tibia.

  104. 'It is a landmark Test'

    Cricket

    VK

    Indian captain Virat Kohli has welcomed the introduction of day-night Test cricket, saying he hoped the experiment would work and make the traditional five-day game more popular.

    "It is a landmark Test," Kohli said as Australia and New Zealand prepare to play the inaugural day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval on Friday.

    "It is a big step towards changing something in Test cricket," the Indian skipper added.

    "I hope it works. I hope it can be another option as well."

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  106. Get well soon

    Gymnastics

    British gymnast Brinn Bevan has suffered a double leg fracture after a vault accident.

    He has posted this rather gruesome image on Instagram of an X-ray of the injury.

    BB

    Looks bad - and we can only hope he recovers soon.

  107. Get Involved - Still got it

    #bbcsportsday

    So then, former world champ David Haye is to return, three years after quitting boxing.

    Which got us thinking this - which other former sports stars could still cut it?

    That's the question we're throwing you to you, dear Sportsday readers, now throw us some answers back.

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday with your nominations and we will publish the best.

  108. Rooney's China opportunity?

    Football gossip

    WR

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 30, has been offered the chance to end his career in the Chinese Super League, according to today's Sun..

    The paper says the Asian game has been flooded with cash after signing a huge TV deal worth more than £830m and wants a world superstar to sign up.

  109. No laughing matter

    Football

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    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he can "only smile" about a schedule that see his side return from a 12-hour round trip to play Qarabag in Europe just two days before they face Chelsea in the Premier League.

    Spurs must board a six-hour flight to Baku in Azerbaijan for Thursday night's Europa League game - then face Chelsea on Sunday.

    "It is like the week when we played Monday (against Aston Villa), Thursday (against Anderlecht) and Sunday (against Arsenal), three times in six days. And now it's the same," he said.

    "I laugh. I only smile."

    We think that's sarcasm.

  110. Look who's back?

    Boxing

    DH

    Not long to go now till former world heavyweight champion David Haye announces he is to return to the ring after an absence of more than three years.

    Haye has called a news conference for 10:00 GMT at London's O2 Arena at which his next opponent will also be present.

    Haye, who has not fought since he stopped fellow Briton Dereck Chisora in 2012, has been training with Shane McGuigan - son of former world champion Barry - and wants to reclaim the world title he lost to Wladimir Klitschko in 2011.

    We'll bring you full coverage of Haye's news conference as soon as it gets under way.

  111. Davies deal

    Rugby Union

    ad

    Scarlets scrum-half Aled Davies has signed a new deal with the Welsh region until 2018.

    The 23-year-old has made 72 appearances for the Scarlets and took over as first-choice scrum-half last season when Wales international Gareth Davies was injured.

  112. Rafa stays, for time being

    Football

    RB
    Image caption: The clock's ticking

    So Real Madrid's big press conference - held on Monday night - turned into .. well, a bit of a damp squib really.

    Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez has been told he retains the club's full backing following the 4-0 home defeat by Barcelona.

    Following a board meeting, club president Florentino Perez said: "He has all our support and confidence. Rafa has only just started his job here. Let him keep working and he will achieve his objectives."

    However, and slightly ominously, Perez added he could "only talk about this moment".

    Watch this space...

  113. Friends ... for now

    Boxing

    Speaking of Fury and Klitschko, what a lovely picture this is.

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    Strange to think they'll be knocking seven bells out of each other come Saturday evening.

  114. 'Legalising it is wrong'

    Boxing

    Fury also suggested a radical idea - legalising drugs to make the sport "fully fair" although also acknowledge taking such drugs can have a long-term impact on a person's health.

    In response to Fury's claims, British Boxing Board of Control general secretary Robert Smith said the governing body was doing more in and out of competition tests than ever before.

    Drugs in boxing

    "We’re dealing with human beings and the vast majority of people stick by rules, they don’t think it’s sensible to take drugs but the odd minority think they need to to compete at the highest level," Smith told BBC Radio 5 Live.

    "I think legalising it is wrong – we want a level playing field with everybody not taking drugs and I think every sport in the country would agree with that."

  115. 'We have a drugs problem'

    Boxing

    Tyson Fury

    British heavyweight Tyson Fury - four days before his world title against Wladimir Klitschko in Germany - has got the boxing world in a tizz by claiming the sport has a "big problem" with doping.

    Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Fury said: "I can look at a man and tell you if he's full of drugs by one glance at his body with his top off.

    "Boxing has got a big problem with drugs. But it doesn't bother me because at the end of the day it's about determination over drugs."

  116. How it stands

    Football

    All of which leaves the Premier League table like this

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  117. Milestone

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    SA

    Only four managers have won more games in the Premier League - Sir Alex Ferguson (528), Arsene Wenger (422), Harry Redknapp (236) and David Moyes (190). 

  118. 'A classy finisher'

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    JD

    It was Jermain Defoe's seventh goal of the season, and underlines his importance to the club despite recent reports suggesting he might leave in January.

    Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce said: "He is a classy finisher. If you want somebody to chase down what looks a lost cause [it is him].

    "Defoe not giving up is why the defender and the goalkeeper messed up."

    The win moved the Black Cats up one place to 18th in the Premier League table on nine points, one behind north-east rivals Newcastle. Palace remain 10th on 19 points.

  119. Defoe on the mark

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Hands up. How many people saw this coming?

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    Can't see many hands.

    Jerman Defoe's strike - pictured above, capitalising on a mix-up between Scott Dann and Wayne Hennessey - gave struggling Sunderland a vital and unexpected win at Crystal Palace.

    s Big Sam beginning to work his magic? Certainly looks like it.

    This was the very definition of a coupon buster.

  120. Tuesday's papers

    Independent

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    The Mirror

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  122. Tuesday's papers

    Daily Express

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  123. Tuesday's paper

    Daily Mail

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  124. Tuesday's papers

    The Guardian

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  125. Tuesday's papers

    The Times

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