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Summary

  1. Sam Allardyce leaves England job after 67 days in charge
  2. England are laughing stock of world football - Shearer
  3. "Entrapment has won," says Allardyce, who does not rule out football return
  4. Tonight: Arsenal v Basel, Celtic v Manchester City (both 19:45 BST)
  5. Get Involved: Who next for England and why? #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Goodbye

    We've come to the end of another busy day of Sportsday.

    But don't worry, you don't have long to wait until our live text coverage of tonight's Champions League action gets under way.

    From 18:30 BST we'll build up to the games, including Celtic v Man City and Arsenal v Basel as well as discuss all of the fall out from Sam Allardyce's departure as England manager.

    As ever, thanks for your comments. See you next time.

  2. No truth in England rumours - Klinsmann

    Jurgen Klinsmann, the current manager of the United States, says there is "no truth" in rumours linking him with the England job.

    The former Tottenham striker was linked with the role after Roy Hodgson was sacked in the summer.

  3. Terry set for return

    Latest gossip

    John Terry

    Chelsea captain John Terry is set to return from an ankle injury this weekend after three games out.

    According to the Daily Mirror, Terry, 34, took part in training with teammates and could make his comeback this weekend against Hull.

    Chelsea have suffered two straight defeats in the defenders absence, conceding five goals.

  4. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    Who should be the next permanent England manager?

    Rob Page: We need to invest in youth both on and off the pitch. Eddie Howe is a no brainer. It's not like we can do any worse?

    Glen HARDMAN: Disagree with Terry Butcher. England need the best manager we can get. Can Klopp or Guardiola not communicate with their players?

    Ted Clarke: Hiddink for the interim to steady the ship. Then Marcello Lippi (if he would do it!) can't argue with that experience.

    Eddie Howe
  5. Post update

    Marcus Ericsson

    On this occasion, as Formula 1 driver Marcus Ericsson found out, the chicken really shouldn't have crossed the road. But, the chicken was OK.

    Marcus Ericsson

    A patched up Ericsson will be racing in the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend.

  6. Warburton facing one-game ban by SFA

    Football

    Rangers manager Mark Warburton has been offered a one-game touchline ban by the Scottish Football Association.

    It comes after he confronted referee John Beaton following Aberdeen's last-gasp victory at Pittodrie and has been issued with a notice of complaint.

    The misconduct charge alleges that Warburton "entered the field of play and repeatedly used offensive, abusing and insulting language towards match officials".

  7. IOC to discuss 'Fancy Bears' medical leaks

    Fancy Bears' Hack Team

    The International Olympic Committee will hold a meeting next month to discuss "the protection of clean athletes" following recent leaks.

    'Fancy Bears' have been releasing athletes' records stolen from a World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) database.

    A review of the Wada anti-doping system will also be on the agenda.

  8. 'We want to enjoy the Europa League'

    Hapoel Be'er Sheva v Southampton (Thursday, 18:00 BST)

    Jay Rodriguez (right) celebrates scoring against Sparta Prague
    Image caption: Jay Rodriguez (right) celebrates scoring against Sparta Prague in Southampton's opening Europa League match, which they won 3-0

    Southampton will be looking to extend their current winning run to five when they face Hapoel Be'er Sheva of Israel in the Europa League on Thursday.

    The Saints have no injury problems and midfielder Steven Davis says confidence in the camp is high.

    "We worked so hard to get ourselves in the Europa League and we want to go and enjoy it now," Davis told the Southampton official website.

    "We've made a good start and it's important we build on that. We want to progress through the group stages and then carry on from there."

  9. South African banned for life for match-fixing

    Tennis

    South African tennis player Joshua Chetty has been banned from the sport for life after being found guilty of match-fixing charges.

    The 21-year-old is ranked 1857th in the world.

    He admitted approaching another player with financial inducements of $2,000 to under perform in a singles match, and $600 in a doubles match, during the ITF Futures F1 event in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in November 2015.

  10. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    Who should be the next permanent England manager?

    Louis: Not a household name but next manager should be Bielsa. Helped Chile to become a force in world football and would play youth.

    Kento: England needs a manager that is polished, tenacious, ambitious, knowledgeable & *Successful*. That man is Roberto Mancini.

    Chris Irontooth: Wayne Rooney for England manager. Probably his only option now to stay in the team.

    Wayne Rooney
  11. Hill added to England backroom staff

    Rugby Union

    In case you missed it, former England flanker Richard Hill has been been added to Eddie Jones' backroom staff.

    His former teammate and BBC pundit Matt Dawson has given his reaction.

  12. England are at rock bottom - Shearer

    Football

    Video content

    Video caption: Sam Allardyce: Alan Shearer says England at rock bottom

    Former England captain Alan Shearer said last night the team were the "laughing stock of world football" following the departure of manager Sam Allardyce after only 67 days.

    The striker has given more reaction and in the video above he says the national team are at "rock bottom" following the scandal.

  13. Idiakez exits Derby after Pearson drama

    Football

    Inigo Idiakez (left) and Nigel Pearson

    Here's more news from Derby County who suspended manager Nigel Pearson hours before their Championship match at Cardiff last night.

    The club's first-team coach Inigo Idiakez has left The Rams following the incident that led to Pearson's suspension.

    Assistant boss Chris Powell has been placed in charge for the time being.

    BBC Radio Derby reports that the decision to suspend Pearson, 53, was taken pending the outcome of the club's investigation into his behaviour, but he is not expected to return as manager.

  14. Conlan among three in betting reprimand

    Boxing

    Michael Conlan makes clear his displeasure after his controversial defeat

    Irish pair Michael Conlan and Steven Donnelly have been given "severe reprimands" along with Britain's Antony Fowler for betting on Olympic events.

    Conlan and Donnelly have since turned professional and are not impacted by sanctions including an obligation to follow integrity education programmes.

    Conlan heavily criticised the referees after his controversial elimination at the Rio Olympics.

    Click here for more on the story.

  15. Question of Sport teaser

    American football

    Earlier today the Question of Sport teaser asked...

    And the answers are...

  16. Kvitova beats world number one Kerber

    Tennis

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport

    Petra Kvitova

    Britain’s Johanna Konta will play two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the quarter-finals of the Wuhan Open, after the Czech knocked out world number one Angelique Kerber.

    Kvitova was struggling with cramp in the closing stages before finally winning 6-7 (10-12) 7-5 6-4 in an epic contest that lasted three hours and 20 minutes.

    Konta and Kvitova have met twice before, with the Czech winning at last year’s US Open before the Briton prevailed at Eastbourne in June.

  17. Cotter to coach Montpellier after Scots

    Rugby Union

    Scotland coach Vern Cotter

    Scotland head coach Vern Cotter will return to France with Top 14 outfit Montpellier next summer.

    The New Zealander, who led Clermont Auvergne to the Top 14 title in 2010 during an eight-year spell at the club, will replace South African Jake White.

    Cotter's spell as Scotland coach will end next June when Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend takes over the national job.

  18. Hello, goodbye

    Football

    Sam Allardyce is not the first manager to lose his job after only a short spell in charge.

    BBC Sport has taken a look at some of those bosses who were dismissed quickly after taking up the job.

    Video content

    Video caption: Football's shortest managerial reigns

    Leroy Rosenior? Ten minutes? Surely some mistake?

    Well, no. He was appointed as manager of then-League Two club Torquay United in 2007, only for chairman Mike Bateson to agree to immediately sell 51% of the club to a consortium.

    The new consortium didn't fancy Rosenior and the first act of the new owners was to relieve him of his duties.  

  19. Barca still without Messi in Champions League

    Borussia Monchengladbach v Barcelona (19:45 BST)

    Luis Suarez

    Barcelona travel to Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Champions League tonight looking to end the Germans 11-match winning streak.

    Barca recorded their biggest win in the competition last time out with a 7-0 victory over Celtic. 

    The Spanish champions will have to do it without Lionel Messi however who is still sidelined with a groin injury while defender Samuel Umtiti is also out. 

    Gladbach forward Raffael, who scored a hat-trick in qualification for the competition, also has a groin strain and is a doubt.

  20. Djokovic out of China Open with injury

    Tennis

    Novak Djokovic

    World number one Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the China Open in Beijing next week due to an ongoing elbow injury.

    The Serbian has struggled with fitness issues all summer but made his comeback at the US Open, where he lost in the final Stan Wawrinka. 

    He said: "China Open is one of my favourite tournaments. I have had a lot of success there. I look forward to coming back to Beijing in the future."