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  1. Goodbye

    Right, that is it from Sportsday today but fear not as there is plenty to keep you entertained sport-wise this Friday evening.

    Andy Murray is looking good at 2-0 up in sets against Ruben Bemelmans as he tries to level the Davis Cup final tie after team-mate Kyle Edmund's defeat earlier on. You can follow the action live here.

    In the cricket, England hit 172-8 in their Twenty20 match against Pakistan and you can follow their progress in defending the total here.

  2. Lewis-Francis makes bobsleigh debut

    Winter Sports

    Nick Hope

    BBC Sport, Olympic Sport reporter

    Olympic champion sprinter Mark Lewis-Francis finished eighth in his first official bobsleigh competition, acting as breakman for pilot Bruce Tasker in the two-man competition at the Europa Cup event in Winterberg, Germany.

    Lewis-Francis, who won 4x100m relay gold in 2004, missed London 2012 through injury and announced he was swapping his baton for a bobsleigh in September.

    The 33-year-old has impressed selectors since switching sports and is expected to make the GB Boblseigh line-up for the World Championships in February.

    Mark Lewis-Francis
  3. Schweinsteiger targets top-flight summit


    Manchester United visit Leicester in a match between the Premier League top two and Bastian Schweinsteiger has tweeted...

  4. 'I can't stop smiling'


    We told you earlier that Great Britain's Laura Deas had claimed a career-first World Cup title at the season-opening race in Germany.

    Well, here's what Deas thought about her performance. She said: “It’s a dream start! Last year was a breakthrough season for me and I’ve been saying all summer that I just want to kick on and keep improving.

    “The feeling of standing on the podium twice last season was something special but to be on top of it this time takes things to another level.

    “It’s another step forward and it’s a big confidence boost going forward for the rest of the year. I’ve worked so hard with the rest of the squad and the coaching staff over the summer and to see it all come together on the first race of the season is just brilliant.

    "I can't stop smiling."

  5. Pellegrini plays down Guardiola rumours


    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he is not concerned by reports linking Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola with his job.

    Guardiola pulled out of a pre-match news conference on Friday amid fresh newspaper claims he will move to City with Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.

    "It's a rumour we've had the last two-and-a-half seasons," said Pellegrini,appointed by City in June 2013, when asked about the speculation. "I don't have a problem with that."

    Pep Guardiola
  6. Gemma Bonner signs new Liverpool deal


    Liverpool Ladies captain Gemma Bonner has become the latest player to sign a new contract with the Women's Super League One side.

    The England defender joined the Reds from Chelsea in 2012 and helped the club win WSL titles in 2013 and 2014.

    Bonner, 24, who began her career at Leeds, joins Rosie White, Martha Harris, Ashley Hodson and Katie Zelem in signing new deals this week.

    "Since joining the club we have had a really successful few years," she said.

    "I am confident that we can challenge for trophies once again next season."

  7. Gemma Bonner signs new Liverpool deal


  8. Pakistan v England update


    England are 89-3 after 12 overs of their Twenty20 against pakistan.

    Alex Hales, Jason Roy and Joe Root are the batsman back in the pavilion. 

    You can follow the action here.

  9. Davis Cup final


    British number one Andy Murray has won the first set 6-3 against Ruben Bemelmans. The world number two needs to win this rubber to level for Great Britain in the Davis Cup final against Belgium. 

    For live coverage, click here. 

    Andy Murray
  10. Sturridge must learn to manage pain - Klopp


    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Daniel Sturridge must learn "what is serious pain and what is only pain" in order toovercome his injury problems.

    The 26-year-old striker withdrew shortly before the Reds' Europa League win over Bordeaux on Thursday after picking up a foot problem in training.

    Speaking before Sunday's game with Swansea (16:15 GMT), he said: "The situation is Daniel was very often injured in the last few months, and maybe years, so it is normal when you get back in training usually it is not the quality, but you need training.

    "Your body has to learn to adapt to new intensities of training and in this time you have to learn what is serious pain and what is only pain."

    Daniel Sturridge
  11. PSG promise 'exceptional security'


    Paris St-Germain have warned fans to expect "exceptional security measures" when they play at home for the first time since the Paris attacks.

    The Ligue 1 leaders host Troyes at the Parc des Princes on Saturday.

    "Conditions for entry at the stadium have been significantly modified," said a statement  on PSG's website.

    Away fans will be banned from top-flight matches in France until mid-December after the Paris attacks claimed the lives of 130 people.

  12. 'My swearing went right out of the window'

    Football - Newcastle news conference

    Some more quotes coming out of Newcastle from boss Steve McClaren, who was not too pleased with his side's 3-0 home defeat by Leicester last weekend.

    "My swearing went right out of the window - but that's football and that's typical." says McClaren.

    "Each week is different and you have to respond differently, and last week was definitely a different response. It's been a normal week after what was a very disappointing result and performance last Saturday, a bad weekend.

    "But I have had a great week on the training field - I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's been feisty, competitive, intense, energetic - all the things we were lacking last Saturday."

    Steve McClaren
  13. Wicket


    England have lost their first wicket in the Twenty20 against Pakistan with the departure of Alex Hales for 11 from as many balls.

    Hales was caught LBW and England are 32-1 from 4.1 overs.

    Follow the action here.

  14. Radcliffe innocent of blood doping - IAAF


    Paula Radcliffe has been declared innocent of blood doping by the IAAF.

    Marathon world record holder Radcliffe had "categorically" denied any form of cheating after claiming she was implicated by a parliamentary hearing.

    Jesse Norman MP had suggested London Marathon medallists and "potentially British athletes" were under suspicion of providing suspicious blood samples, but Radcliffe, 41, was not named.

    Athletics' governing body said her data had been "grossly misinterpreted".  

    For more on the story, click here. 

    Paula Radcliffe
  15. Skeleton gold for GB's Deas

    Winter Sports

    Nick Hope

    BBC Sport, Olympic Sport reporter

    Britain's Laura Deas showed that there is life after Lizzy Yarnold by claiming a career-first World Cup title at the season-opening race in Germany.

    Olympic champion Yarnold is taking a year away from the sport, whilst Deas' previous best was a third-place finish.

    The former eventing rider was in second place after the first run, but produced a stunning second to claim gold.

    Deas finished in a combined time of one minute 57.84 seconds ahead of World silver medallist Tina Hermann (+0.04).

    Laura Deas
  16. Davis Cup final


    Great Britain are 1-0 down in the Davis Cup final against Belgium. The man charged with restoring parity is British number one Andy Murray, who is warming up against the underdog Ruben Bemelmans. It's tense in Ghent. 

    You can read the live text coverage of that match and watch BBC TV coverage byclicking here. 

  17. Swansea to 'come out fighting'


    Swansea, one win in 10, versus a resurgent Liverpool. Can Garry Monk's men beat Jurgen Klopp's side at Anfield on Sunday? 

  18. Chairman has been extraordinary - Monk


    Under-pressure Swansea boss Garry Monk has said the club's chairman Huw Jenkins has been "extraordinarily supportive" during the club's troubled time.

    Swansea have won just one of their last 10 games, with Monk's future at the club being put in doubt. 

    Monk, whose team face Liverpool on Sunday, said: "He trusts how I work. He's seen that the way I work has brought success to the club in the past. He knows we can get through this period if we're all united, which we are. 

    "I speak to the chairman regularly, every week. He's given me his full backing, he's been extraordinary."

    Garry Monk
  19. Hearts can pip Celtic to title - Augustyn


    Blazej Augustyn says Hearts they can pip Celtic to this season's Scottish Premiership title.

    The Polish defender's remarks came after Celtic lost 2-1 to Ajax.

    "We can see Celtic are not as good as a few years ago and I don't think they have a team like they had before," said Augustyn.

    Blazej Augustyn
  20. Vote for BBC African Football of the Year


    African player of the year

    It is the last weekend for voting before the BBC African Footballer of the Year vote closes.

    Which player will you vote for? You have five choices and they are...

    • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    • Andre Ayew
    • Yacine Brahimi
    • Sadio Mane
    • Yaya Toure

    Algeria's Yacine Brahimi, the 2014 winner, is on the shortlist along with Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ghanaian Andre Ayew, Senegal's Sadio Mane and Yaya Toure of Ivory Coast.

    Fans can vote until 18:00 GMT on 30 November and the winner will be announced on Friday, 11 December.

  21. Pakistan v England Twenty20


    England begin their Twenty20 match with Pakistan at 16:00 GMT. You can follow live coverage by clicking here.

  22. Allardyce 'got itchy feet'


    Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce says he got "itchy feet" to return to football management, just three months after leaving West Ham United.

    Speaking to Alan Shearer for Football Focus, the former Sunderland player says knowing the club and the how passionate the fans are helped to make his decision.

    Allardyce says the Black Cats must avoid a relegation battle this season "at all costs".

    For a sneak preview of that interview, click here. 

    Sam Allardyce
  23. Get Involved #BBCSportsday

    Your club's best bargains and worst panic buys

    VonEley: WBA's best modern buy was Mulumbu for £175k, 200+ games. Panic buy? Vic Anichebe, £6M for 6 goals from a man who can't run!

    FK: Arsenal's best buy, Thierry Henry. For £11 million, we got our record goal scorer. Worst, Francis Jeffers. Cost £3 million less.

    Chris Knight: Best Everton bargain has to be Seamus Coleman for 60k. £15.94m cheaper than Glen Johnson.

    Thierry Henry
  24. Game, set and match Belgium


    What a cardboard cut out. And what a comeback. David Goffin has battled back from two sets down against Kyle Edmund to win the first rubber for Belgium 3-6 1-6 6-2 6-1 6-0. The home fans are celebrating wildly. 

    British number one Andy Murray will be next on court, taking on Ruben Bemelmans. For live coverage, click here.

    David Goffin
  25. 'I've done it the hard way'


    Leicester striker Jamie Vardy says he has "done it the hard way" having risen from non-league football to a Premier League scoring record.

    The 28-year-old will break former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of scoring in 10 consecutive Premier League matches with a goal against Manchester United on Saturday.

    You can listen to more from Vardy here and catch the full interview on Saturday's Football Focus, which will be on from 11:30 GMT on BBC One as well as on the BBC Sport website.

    Jamie Vardy
  26. Remembering Gary Speed


  27. Davis Cup final

    David Goffin is on course for a remarkable comeback victory. The Belgian is 4-0 up in the deciding fifth set in the opening rubber against Kyle Edmund.

  28. Toulon-Bath match set for January

    Rugby Union

    Bath's European Champions Cup game against Toulon, postponed after the Paris attacks on 13 November, will be played on the weekend of 8-10 January. 

    Champions Cup matches also postponed involving Munster, Glasgow Warriors and Ulster will take place over the same weekend. 

    Bath's Premiership fixture with Sale, originally set for 8 January, will be rescheduled for later in the season. 

    Round 12 games in the Pro 12 affecting Glasgow, Newport, Cardiff, Ulster and Munster will also be rearranged. 

    The exact dates on which the Champions Cup fixtures will be played are set to be announced in the next few days.

  29. Muscle man Gerrard


    Steven Gerrard

    Steven Gerrard isn't taking it easy during the MLS off season. The LA Galaxy midfielder has posted a picture of himself on Instagram lifting weights. 

  30. Davis Cup final


  31. Belgium & GB into decider


    And we're into a fifth set shoot-out in the opening Davis Cup final match between Great Britain and Belgium. Knee-knocking stuff in Ghent. David Goffin, as you'd expect a player in the Top 20 to do, has battled back from two sets down to level against Kyle Edmund. 

    The Briton, ranked 100 in the world, has some work to do to stem the tide. The score? 3-6 1-6 6-2 6-1. 

    To follow live coverage, click here. 

    Kyle Edmund
  32. Rosberg tops practice ahead of Hamilton

    Formula 1

    Nico Rosberg turned the tables on Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to top second practice at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

    Hamilton had been fastest by 0.141 seconds in the first session, but Rosberg pipped the world champion by 0.138secs in the second session.

    The two Mercedes were well clear of the rest of the field, headed by Force India's Sergio Perez, 0.627secs back.

    Nico Rosberg
  33. Newcastle in feisty mood


  34. Is Coloccini still Newcastle captain?

    Football - Newcastle news conference

  35. I am Klitschko's worst nightmare - Fury


    Tyson Fury claimed he is Wladimir Klitschko'sfalse"worst nightmare" on the eve of Saturday's heavyweight world title showdown in Dusseldorf.

    Klitschko, 39, is defending his WBA, IBF and WBO belts against Fury, 27, at the 50,000-capacity Esprit Arena.

    At Friday's weigh-in, Klitschko scaled 17st 7lb and the challenger 17st 8lb.

    "If you asked 10 boxers to build their nightmare opponent, you'd end up with Tyson Fury," said the unbeaten Englishman.

    Tyson Fury
  36. Anelka on the move again?


    Nicolas Anelka

    Nicolas Anelka does not expect to be back at Mumbai City after failing to guide the side into the knockout stage of the Indian Super League in his role as player coach at the club.

    "I don't think I will come back. You have to speak to the team management," said the 36-year-old former Arsenal, Real Madrid and Chelsea striker.

    "The target was to reach the semi-finals and the target has not been met, so I don't think so."

    Asked about his plans, Anelka added: "As a player maybe, I don't know, I will have to rest and think what I need to do for the future."

  37. Hazard the man for Chelsea


    Didier Drogba says Eden Hazard is the man who can help revive Chelsea following their stuttering start to the season.

    The former Blues striker, who played a key role in getting Hazard to Stamford Bridge, accepts the midfielder is having a tricky time at the moment but told BBC World Football: “He's the one who can make the difference. If he is good, the team will be good. I always tell him that.”

    Drogba also discusses his special relationship with Jose Mourinho and recalls the moment he helped Chelsea win the Champions League.

    Listen to the full interview:

    Eden Hazard (left) and Didider Drogba
  38. Goffin wins third set


    The opening rubber of the Davis Cup final between Great Britain and Belgium has become interesting. Very interesting. 

    David Goffin has just won the third set 6-2, which means Kyle Edmund leads 2-1 in the five-set match. Can the British underdog hold on and win the fourth set? 

    Click here for live coverage.

    David Goffin
  39. Millen steps in for Palace boss Pardew


    Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew (right) and assistant Keith Millen

    Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew welcomes his former club Newcastle to Selhurst Park on Saturday but he has handed the pre-match news conference duties to assistant Keith Millen.

    "Bakary Sako's out tomorrow and probably for a few weeks," said Millen. "That's a disappointing one for us. For a sub to come on and strain his hamstring.

    "Dwight Gayle is nearly fit, but tomorrow will be too early.

    "Connor [Wickham] is further ahead than [Marouane] Chamakh, going by training and game time. He's not up to 100%, but medically both are fine."

  40. Goffin on the comeback


    David Goffin is biting back, but that was to be expected. The Belgian has twice broken Kyle Edmund in the third set to lead 4-1 and is on course to halve the hosts' two-set deficit. What an atmosphere it is in Ghent. 

    For live coverage of the opening match of the Davis Cup final between Belgium and Great Britain, click here. 

    Kyle Edmund
  41. O'Sullivan has no timescale on return to snooker


    Ronnie O'Sullivan says there is no timescale on when he will return to playing competitive snooker.

    O'Sullivan's last match was at the World Championship in April, where he lost in the quarter-final to eventual winner Stuart Bingham.

    "I am reluctant to give up this easy life I have at the moment which is very enjoyable," he told BBC Sport. "I am dithering but at the moment I am enjoying life so much I haven't really got the time to practise or give the game 100%."

    Ronnie O'Sullivan
  42. Wright on Man City bench


    Goalkeeper Joe Hart is Manchester City's latest casualty, having suffered a hamstring strain in midweek, which means former Ipswich and England goalkeeper Richard Wright is promoted to the substitutes' bench. 

  43. Remembering Gary Speed


    Today is the fourth anniversary of the untimely death of former Wales manager and captain Gary Speed.

    The Football Association of Wales (FAW) will mark the anniversary by illuminating his image in the window of the association's offices in Cardiff, while staff will also place flowers at the entrance to the office and share a moment of quiet reflection.

    Wales have qualified for Euro 2016 and the FAW also tweeted... 

  44. Where's Guardiola?


    Pep Guardiola

    Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola pulled out of his pre-match news conference on Friday amid speculation linking him with taking over at Manchester City next summer.

    Bayern play Hertha Berlin on Saturday and the German club said private reasons were behind their Spanish manager's absence.

    Meanwhile, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said an announcement on Guardiola's future will be made before the end of the year.

    He added: "Things always move on. There is no person in the world who becomes irreplaceable at some stage.

    "Players come, players go. The same goes for the coach - they come and they go too sooner or later."

  45. Edmund two sets up


    Kyle Edmund is taking David Goffin to the cleaners. The Briton has won the second set 6-1 to take a two-set lead over the Belgian. Extraordinary stuff in Belgium. 

    For live coverage of that match, click here. 

    Kyle Edmund
  46. Get Involved #BBCSportsday

    Your club's best bargains or worst panic buys

    Chappers: Owls' best has to be either Westwood or Lees for free, worst is and always will be in my opinion Francis Jeffers.

    Martin Burgess: Best Buy has to be City's Colin Bell from Bury £42k, panic buy probably Lee Bradbury - sorry showing my age.

    James Burfoot: Crystal Palace Best Buy Julian Speroni from Dundee £725k. Panic buy Shefki Kuqi from Blackburn £2.5m.

    Shefki Kuqi
  47. 'Klitschko's hardest fight'


    Some quotes from British world heavyweight title challenger Tyson Fury, who fights Wladimir Klitschko in Germany on Saturday.

    "I have come here to do a demolition job on Klitschko," Fury tells Sky Sports. "It is strictly business and may the best man win, with no excuses.

    "I think the fight is going to pan out with me knocking him out in Germany, My own destiny is in my two hands. I'm a 4-1 underdog, but underdogs can win.

    "I never thought he would fight me, but he has proved me wrong and he deserves credit for that. But this is his hardest fight ever."

    Tyson Fury
  48. Mane not for sale


    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has reiterated that the club will not sell Senegal forward Sadio Mane.

    The Dutchman, who took a similar stance in August, said the club will not be letting any players leave in the January transfer window.

    "You can ask again about Sadio, Manchester United, Chelsea, but we will sell nobody in January," Koeman said, following reports linking the 23-year-old with a move to United.

    Mane has scored six goals this season.

    Sadio Mane
  49. Mourinho not expecting any new additions in January

    Football - Chelsea news conference

    Another quote from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's news conference, who does not expect to buy any new players despite their poor start to the Premier League campaign.

    "There is still one month to go (until the transfer window opens), but I don't think so," says Mourinho whose side are 15th in the table.

  50. 'The whole league respects Leicester'

    Football - Liverpool news conference

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is asked if he believes surprise Premier League leaders Leicester can win the title. 

    "It seems Leicester can do everything," said the German. "They fly through the league at this moment and it is deserved. It's a brilliant job what they do.

    "The whole league is full of respect for them."

    On Liverpool's chances, he added: "I don't know who can win the league but I don't care. 

    "It's not important. It's only important to think about our own progress. If it would help to think about the end of the season then I would do it."

  51. Henderson keen for quick Liverpool return

    Football - Liverpool news conference

    Jordan Henderson

    Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has returned to training and it appears he has been hassling manager Jurgen Klopp to push him straight back into action.

    "Henderson wants (to come back), I can say that," said Klopp in the build-up to Sunday's game against Swansea.

    "But we have to wait to see how he adapts to training. If we see he is ready he will join in our game as he is an important player for us. I try to give myself the time to decide until tomorrow or Sunday when I have the latest information about how intensive they were.

    "He [Henderson] is always on the door, 'give me five minutes'. I like this but it is not always the best way."

  52. 'We have to be patient with Sturridge'

    Football - Liverpool news conference

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge suffered a new injury setback after picking up a foot problem in training but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has played down how serious it is.

    "The situation is Daniel was very often injured in the last few months, and maybe years, so it is normal when you get back in training usually it is not the quality, but you need training," said Klopp.

    "Your body has to learn to adapt to new intensities of training and in this time you have to learn what is serious pain and what is only pain.

    "Everyone wants him back on the pitch but we all have to learn.

    "Now we can say (his latest issue) is not that serious but it is not possible to go on as before so we have to react to every situation - which is normal for injuries."

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
  53. Boxing - Fury slightly heavier than Klitschko

    Klitschko v Fury - weigh-in

    Klitschko offers to shake his opponent's hand but Tyson Fury refuses it at first.

    Fury is first to be weighed, and is 17st 9lbs, while the defending champion is slightly lighter at 17st 7lbs.

    Now comes the traditional stare-down between the fighters.

  54. Pellegrini refuses to talk about Messi rumour

    Football - Manchester City news conference

    Lionel Messi (left) and Pep Guardiola

    So what did Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini have to say about rumours of the club being linked with Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and speculation linking Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola with his job.

    "Every manager in the world would like Lionel Messi but I never talk about rumours," he said.

    On Guardiola, he added: "I don't talk about rumours, it's a rumour we've had the last two and a half seasons, so I don't have a problem with that."  

  55. Klitschko v Fury weigh-in

    Boxing -

    The 'Voice of Boxing' Michael Buffer calls Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko to the scales for the weigh-in before their world heavyweight title fight tomorrow. This may be lively.

  56. 'Tottenham are a really, really good team'

    Football - Chelsea news conference

    Some more quotes from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who is full of praise for Sunday's opponents Tottenham.

    "When I watched them play this (their form) is not a surprise for me," said Mourinho.

    "If people told me they were fighting for the title then I would not laugh, I would accept it because the team is very good.

    "The manager is good, the players are good, they have good stability and are a really, really good team."

    Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino
  57. 'Silva gives us a different way of playing'

    Football - Manchester City news conference

    On the plus side for Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, he will have a couple of important players back in the fray as his team try to avoid a third defeat on the bounce.

    "Both Wilfried Bony and David Silva are back on the squad list," said the Chilean in the build-up to Saturday's game against Southampton.

    “It’s important to have David back - he is a very important player, the same as Kun (Sergio Aguero). It’s very difficult to replace him.

    “David gives us a different way of playing - we have good possession against teams with eight or nine players of theirs behind the ball and David is the player with the most accurate passes in the final third.”

    Manchester City playmaker David Silva
  58. Listen to the BBC Stumped podcast


    It is a year since the death of Australian cricketer Philip Hughes. Listen to this podcast for an emotional tribute.

    This was the scene earlier today during play on the first day of the first day-night Test between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide.

    Phil Hughes
  59. 'Hart's injury is not very serious'

    Football - Manchester City news conference

    Manchester City have lost their last two games to Liverpool and Juventus, while goalkeeper Joe Hart and right-back Pablo Zabaleta have joined the club's injury list.

    "Pablo Zabaleta is out for around 10 days – he has the same injury in the ligament in his knee. He needs a treatment now," said City boss Manuel Pellegrini as he prepares his side to face Southampton on Saturday.

    "Joe Hart's is not a very serious injury but it is a muscle injury and it is important for him to recover well.

    "I never complain about players who are injured - that is why we have a squad. I have confidence in [Hart's replacement] Willy Caballero."

    Willy Caballero (left) and Joe Hart
  60. Davis Cup final


  61. Get Involved #BBCSportsday

    Your club's best bargains and worst panic buys

    Brian Robinson: Boro bargains. Top three, Juninho, Juninho, Juninho. (only trophy and two finals in a year to prove it). Worst, Alfonso Alves.

    PJH Law: Crystal Palace bargain has to be Glenn Murray on a free from Brighton. Worst is Ivan Kaviedes, £2mil for 4 games and no goals.

    Henry Walmsley: I think Mitroglou classifies as a fairly poor panic buy for Fulham. 14 odd million and didn't play a full 90 minutes let alone score.

  62. Chelsea to play as if fighting for title - Mourinho

    Football - Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his team will play every match as if "we are fighting for the title". 

    The reigning champions have made an atrocious start to the season and face Tottenham on Sunday. 

    "The reality is that we need points," he said. "We are all focused on doing our job the best we can. The only thing we can do is try to get the maximum amount of points.

    "Chelsea is a big club, big clubs have difficult moments and cope with them. They try to build to have good moments again."

    Jose Mourinho
  63. Courtois back in a month


    There's good news for Chelsea fans because goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois - who injured his knee in September - could return to action next month. 

  64. Manchester City news conference


    Bill Rice

    BBC Radio Manchester

    "Back to back defeats by Liverpool and Juventus have made it a week to forget for Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, but his side have already qualified for the Champions League knockout stage and will return to the top of the Premier League tomorrow if they beat Southampton at home.

    "That hasn't stopped speculation that City could be lining up an audacious bid to replace manager Manuel Pellegrini with Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola next summer, and reunite the former Barcelona boss with Lionel Messi, who would be paid £800,000 a week to make the switch.

    "Can't see Pellegrini being happy talking about his own job, but the thought of recruiting one of the world's best players? We shall find out...."

  65. Terry a doubt for Spurs game

    Football - Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said John Terry did not train today but hopes his captain can feature against Tottenham on Sunday after injuring his ankle against Maccabi Tel Aviv. 

    "Today JT didn't train but we have a little hope it's possible (that he plays). I have complete trust in Cahill and Zouma," said Mourinho. 

    The Portuguese added that he was also uncertain whether Ramires would be fit to feature this weekend. 

    John Terry
  66. Overseas Sports Personality of the Year

    The contenders - Usain Bolt (athletics)

    The Jamaican sprint king won three gold medals at the World Championships, putting his great rival Justin Gatlin in the shade.

    Do you think Usain’s worthy of your vote ahead of Dan Carter, Novak Djokovic, Katie Ledecky, Jordan Spieth and Serena Williams? Well you can vote here.

    Usain Bolt
  67. Overseas Sports Personality of the Year

    The contenders - Dan Carter (rugby union)

    What a way to sign off your All Blacks career… by winning the man of the match award in the World Cup final. That’s the fairytale Dan Carter scripted and played out.

    Is Dan worthy of your vote ahead of Usain Bolt, Novak Djokovic, Katie Ledecky, Jordan Spieth and Serena Williams? Well you can support him here. 

    Dan Carter
  68. Overseas Sports Personality of the Year

    The contenders - Novak Djokovic (tennis)

    Australian Open? Tick. Wimbledon? Tick. US Open? Tick. Novak Djokovic continues to sweep all before him in the tennis world.

    Do you feel Novak deserves to be voted as Overseas Personality ahead of Usain Bolt, Dan Carter, Katie Ledecky, Jordan Spieth and Serena Williams? Well, you can vote here. 

    Novak Djokovic
  69. Overseas Sports Personality of the Year

    The contenders - Katie Ledecky (swimming)

    What were you doing when you were 18? Probably not spending the calendar year winning five world titles and smashing two world records.

    Do you feel Katie deserves to be voted as Overseas Personality ahead of Usain Bolt, Dan Carter, Novak Djokovic, Jordan Spieth and Serena Williams? Well, you can vote here.

    Katie Ledecky
  70. Overseas Sports Personality of the Year

    The contenders - Jordan Spieth (golf)

    There’s a new golfing legend in the making in the shape of Jordan Spieth. He showed his Masters win was no fluke by clinching the US Open title a few weeks later. 

    Do you feel Jordan deserves to be voted as Overseas Personality ahead of Usain Bolt, Dan Carter, Novak Djokovic, Katie Ledecky and Serena Williams? Well, you can vote here.

    Jordan Spieth
  71. Overseas Sports Personality of the Year

    The contenders - Serena Williams (tennis)

    What else can we say about Serena? She continues to dominate tennis with ruthless efficiency – adding three more Grand Slams to her incredible CV in 2015.

    Do you feel Serena deserves to be voted as Overseas Personality ahead of Usain Bolt, Dan Carter, Novak Djokovic, Katie Ledecky and Jordan Spieth? Well, you can vote here.

    Serena Williams
  72. Vote for Overseas Sports Personality of the Year

    Who has been your Overseas Sports Personality of the Year? Ssshhh… don’t tell us, just vote here instead.

    There are six options for you to choose from and the winner will be announced before the main Sports Personality of the Year show on 20 December: Usain Bolt (athletics), Dan Carter (rugby union), Novak Djokovic (tennis), Katie Ledecky (swimming), Jordan Spieth (golf) and Serena Williams (tennis).

    You will need to sign up to BBC iD to vote, but if you do so now, you will also be ready to vote for the main Sports Personality of the Year award when voting opens.

    Get voting via this link.

    Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
  73. Davis Cup live coverage


    Live coverage of the opening day of Great Britain's Davis Cup final with Belgium has started. They're currently talking about Tintin and other famous Belgians...

    Click here to follow the match between Kyle Edmund and David Goffin.

  74. Spieth four shots off lead in Sydney


    Jordan Spieth

    World number one Jordan Spieth is four shots behind leader Matthew Jones after two rounds of the Australian Open.

    American Spieth shot a three-under-par 68 to move three under for the tournament and into a share of third place in Sydney.

    Jones followed his first-round 67 with a 68 to open up a three-shot advantage over fellow Australian Todd Sinnott.

    Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke trails Jones by seven strokes after carding a four-under-par 67 to move to level.

    Englishman Lee Westwood is also at level par after a one-over 72 at the Australian Golf Club, while last-placed China's Weiyu Zhu followed his opening-round 92 with an 85 to close on 35 over par.

  75. Davis Cup final


  76. Davis Cup final


    The first match of the Davis Cup final between Great Britain and France starts at 12:30 GMT and Mayor of London Boris Johnson is getting excited about it. 

  77. Don't blame the pitch


    India have beaten South Africa inside three days to win the third Test of their four match series. The highest individual score of the match was 40 but former England captain Michael Vaughan is not blaming the pitch in Nagpur...

  78. Get Involved #BBCSportsday

    Your club's best bargains and worst panic buys

    Deepak Krishnan: My club Arsenal best purchase - Dennis Bergkamp; worst purchase - Sebastian Squillaci

    Max Baggins-Craig: Man Utd's worst: am stuck between Anderson & Bebe, Alex panicked to fill the midfield & neither of these two were the answer.

    Joe: Sunderland AFC: Best purchase - Gardner and Larsson from Birmingham in 2011 Worst panic buy - Coates from Liverpool in 2015.

    Dennis Bergkamp
  79. Sakho named Liverpool player of the month


  80. Sakho out for four to six weeks


    Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho will not be sidelined with a knee injury for as long as initially feared. 

    The Frenchman - who has been voted the club's player of the month - has told “I’m very happy because I think it’s good news. Everyone thought I had a big injury for a long time.

    “But, thank God, I think it will be between four and six weeks. We will see the evolution. Now I feel much better, I work and I hope I will come back as soon as possible."

    Mamadou Sakho (left) with Jurgen Klopp
  81. Get Involved #BBCSportsday

    Your club's best bargains and worst panic buys

    James Rosson: Troy Deeney, 650k, worth 20x that now and a club legend! Worst, Nathan Ellington club record 3m for 5 goals #watfordfc

    Paul: QPR bargain: Charlie Austin. £4m for tons of goals. Worst panic buy? Hard to choose just one. Chris Samba. £10m & £100K a week.

    Simon Buckley: Has to be Sami Hyypia. A £2.5m unheard of signing from Willem II, played for a decade and became a Liverpool legend.

    Sami Hyypia
  82. Gerrard wanted Liverpool to sign Alli


    Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed his disappointment that his old club did not sign Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, saying: "He could have played at Anfield for 10 to 15 years.”

    The Daily Mirror reports that Liverpool came close to signing of Alli in April 2014 after agreeing a fee of around £3m with MK Dons and personal terms with the player.

    However, Liverpool’s transfer committee were not sure he represented good value for money and pulled the plug.

    Dele Alli
  83. Woking takeover update


    The board of Woking have issued a statement saying they have "not received a request to agree a transfer of shares from majority shareholder Peter Jordan to any individual or consortium". 

    Local businessman Ashley Read is in talks to buy Mr Jordan's 75% and take over the club.

    Laithwaite Community Stadium

    More from the statement from the board at Woking:

    "When the Board first became aware of the possible transfer of shares they invited Mr Ashley Read to a meeting and requested information on members of a possible consortium. The names were not forthcoming at that meeting but the Board agreed to release the simple financial information requested by Mr Read on receipt of a signed non-disclosure agreement as is good business practice.

    "It is a private matter for Mr Jordan to agree with Mr Read any transfer of his shares and then pass that information to the Board for approval."  

  84. Hamilton tops Abu Dhabi first practice

    Formula 1

    Here's a bit more on the opening session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix where Lewis Hamilton has pipped Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to fastest in first practice.

    The world champion was 0.141 seconds ahead of Rosberg, the pair well clear of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen in third.

    Raikkonen was 0.746 seconds behind and 0.202secs ahead of Red Bull's fourth-placed Daniil Kvyat, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel fifth.

    Lewis Hamilton
  85. 'Villa are too nice'


    Aston Villa defender Micah Richards has done an interview with The Daily Telegraph and let's just say he's not too happy with the attitude of some of his team-mates. 

    Villa are bottom of the Premier League, having scored just 10 goals - the fewest in the top flight so far - and have shipped 24 goals in 13 matches.

    "I'm not going to sugarcoat it, we've got too many nice players and we're too easy to play against," said the centre-back.

    "Everybody seems to be - I wouldn't say passing the blame - but they don't want to run that extra mile and take responsibility.

    "I'm not big on stats but I think we've run the least in the Premier League - if you're not prepared to run the extra yard for your team mate then obviously you're going to concede chances."

    Aston Villa defender Micah Richards
  86. All eyes on Murray


    The Mail on Sunday's chief sports writer Oliver Holt is keeping a close eye on Andy Murray as the British number one prepares for the opening day of the Davis Cup final against Belgium

  87. Which Murray would win a wresting match?


    What's the perfect preparation to a potentially historic weekend? A grilling by sporting celebrities. 

    Brothers Andy and Jamie Murray have tackled questions from the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson and Tim Henman before Great Britain's Davis Cup final against Belgium in Ghent.

    Who would win a wrestling match between the two? Which tennis player would you fight in a boxing match? Click here to watch the Murrays answer some tricky questions. 

    Andy Murray (left) with brother Jamie
  88. British fans getting ready for Davis Cup final


    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Flanders Expo

    "With under two hours until the start of play, fans are streaming into the Flanders Expo after negotiating a polite but thorough security cordon. 

    "Whether it will be as civil when the majority of the 13,000 spectators arrive remains to be seen. For now, good spirits prevail - and the number of British fans is already impressive."

    Great Britain v Belgium
  89. BBC Radio 5 live podcast


    There is only one day to go before the eagerly-awaited world heavyweight title fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury. Later on we will have details of the weigh-in, which is sure to be a feisty affair.

    To get yourself in the mood, listen to this podcast.

  90. 'Sign Vardy? That's not your business'

    Football - Manchester United news conference

    Jamie Vardy made a name for himself with his performance in Leicester's 5-3 win over Manchester United last season and Louis van Gaal says the Foxes forward is a "nasty player".

    "He was already last year a very nasty player for us. He scores, he provoked a penalty and now he is scoring in a row 10 goals so now you are a great player," says the Dutchman. 

    "I only know, for example, Dennis Bergkamp as a player with me did the same with Ajax and that is not so easy."

    Asked if he would consider signing Vardy, Van Gaal replies: "That is not your business, I think."

    Leicester striker Jamie Vardy
  91. Leicester deserve to be top - Van Gaal

    Football - Manchester United news conference

    Manchester United play unlikely table toppers Leicester on Saturday and Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal believes the Foxes deserve to be at the Premier League summit.

    “I don’t think anybody has expected that [Leicester to be top], even Leicester themselves," he says.

    "But they are deserved at number one because points are the most important thing; goals are important, but winning points is more important."

  92. 'In the last three games we have only got one point'

    Football - West Ham news conference

    West Ham midfielder Alex Song

    West Ham may be sixth but have stuttered of late and manager Slven Bilic is looking to get back on track. He has midfielders Alex Song and Pedro Obiang back at his disposal for the game against West Brom. 

    "In the last three games we have got only one point and that is not what we want. We have a home game now and our plan is to try to win," says Bilic.

    "Alex Song had a long time out, and now we have two players coming back - him and Pedro Obiang.

    "Pedro is back in training and looks good. Alex played 10 minutes against Spurs and he looks good in training too.

    "His break was much longer than Pedro's so his situation is slightly different. Probably one of them will play because we are without our captain Mark Noble."

  93. Hamilton fastest in first practice

    Formula 1

    Yep, Lewis Hamilton has finished fastest in first practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with Nico Rosberg second. 

    You can follow live coverage of the session by clicking here. 

  94. Van Gaal unconcerned by United forwards

    Football - Manchester United news conference

    You would think being second in the Premier League might mean a break from criticism but not for Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. 

    The Dutchman has taken some stick for his side's lack of flair and United didn't help the issue by failing to break down PSV Eindhoven in their 0-0 Champions League group game on Wednesday.

    "If we weren't creating chances I'd be worried, but we are and we don't give too much away - normally our results are good," says Van Gaal.

    Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal
  95. Abu Dhabi practice

    Formula 1

    The F1 roadshow is in Abu Dhabi this weekend for the final race of the season and Friday practice is currently under way.

    You can follow the action here.

    Lewis Hamilton
  96. #GoodLuckVardy


    This weekend Leicester striker Jamie Vardy will attempt to become the first player to score in 11 successive Premier League games. 

    Our colleagues in the Midlands have started a #goodluckvardy campaign on social media, wishing the England striker well before this Saturday's match against Manchester United. We just thought we'd let you know. 

  97. 'Leicester can win the Premier League'

    Football - Manchester United news conference

    Bill Rice

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Louis van Gaal

    "Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes Leicester City could win the Premier League title this season. The Dutchman admits it’s difficult for clubs that start the season well to keep pace with bigger clubs, but says because of the quality and money in the Premier League it is possible.

    "The Dutchman also described Jamie Vardy as a “nasty player” for them to face after his starring role in their 5-3 defeat at Leicester last season, but feels his side have improved defensively since then.

    "Van Gaal also says the decision to send 19-year-old James Wilson on loan to Championship promotion hopefuls Brighton is a long-term view to helping the player improve, and says they can recall the striker if he is required."

  98. Get Involved #BBCSportsday

    Your club's best bargains and worst panic signings

    James Hare: Cantona was a snip at £1m and worst panic buy has to be Fellaini.

    Scott: Super Kevin Philips is Sunderland's best, the list is far too long to pick our worst from.

    Alex Lillie: At Derby County, worst purchase probably Claude Davis for 3 million. Best is 100% Chris Martin on a free transfer.

    Eric Cantona
  99. Tough for batsman in Nagpur


  100. India beat South Africa


    Ravichandran Ashwin

    India have won the third Test of a four-match series against South Africa to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

    The hosts achieved the win by 124 runs inside three days, with spinner Ravichandran Ashwin the star for India as he took 5-32 in the first innings and 7-66 in the second.

    South Africa started the third day at 32-2 and were eventually bowled out for 185.

  101. 'The players were disappointed and angry'

    Football - West Ham news conference

    West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

    Mr Bilic is in the house. His side play West Brom on Sunday and he wants his side to "bounce back" after the London derby defeat by Tottenham last week.

    "The players, like the whole staff, were hugely disappointed after the game on Sunday and angry with the way we played," he says.

    "It was only us who was to blame, and we knew that straight after the game. We will do everything we can to bounce back on Sunday."  

  102. Get Involved #BBCSportsday

    Your club's best buys and worst panic signings

    It is Black Friday, the day when people seek out the bargains. So we are asking when clubs found a bargain or wasted their money.

    Kaj: Tottenham's best deals? Rafael van der Vaart for £8m on deadline day and Gareth Bale for £5m. Not too bad.

    Krishna Kumar: Arsenal's best deadline day signing has to be Mesut Ozil. The worst? A certain Park Chu Young.

    ian clark: Best signing for #nufc Alan Shearer. Best 15 million quid ever spent. Worst signing too many too mention :(

  103. Man Utd injury update


  104. Griffiths takes blame for Celtic exit


    Striker Leigh Griffiths has taken responsibility for Celtic's defeat by Ajax and failure to progress beyond the Europa League group stage.

    Griffiths has scored 18 goals this season, including four in the Europa League, but he missed a series of chances in the 2-1 loss in Glasgow.

    "My performance was shocking really. If my finishing was a lot better we'd have kept our place in Europe," he said. "But we got beaten and in my opinion it's all down to me."

  105. Remembering Gary Speed


    Today marks the fourth anniversary of the untimely death of former Wales manager and captain Gary Speed. 

    The former Leeds, Everton, Sheffield United and Newcastle player was found dead at his home in Cheshire in 2011.  

    Wales and Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who helped Wales reach Euro 2016, has posted a poignant tweet remembering his former manager.

    Gary Speed
  106. Hot seat waiting for Van Gaal


    This is the scene at Manchester United's training ground. United manager Louis van Gaal is set to face the media in the next half hour where we're sure he will face questions about his side's lack of goals recently.

    Manchester United
  107. Bad start for Australia


    Wickets are tumbling at rapid speed in Adelaide. Australia are currently nine for one in response to New Zealand's 202 all out.

  108. 'We've got injuries we're concerned about'

    Football - West Brom news conference

    Mike Taylor

    BBC WM

    Tony Pulis says WBA have a number of injury problems in advance of their game at West Ham on Sunday. He declined, though, to say which players are concerned.

    "We have got injuries that we're really concerned and worried about for Sunday. It's about getting them as close as we can and making a decision on Sunday morning," says Pulis.

    "We've been very careful with those players. Most of the week we've kept them out of the fray and make sure they're fit for Sunday. Irrespective of what you do during the week, you want your best players on the pitch on Sunday. Or Saturday, whichever it is, or Monday night, or Tuesday, or whenever they've got these games."