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  1. Fury says he is 'here to stay' after earlier claiming he was 'retired'
  2. Swansea sack Guidolin & hire Bradley
  3. Bruce among favourites for Villa manager's job after Di Matteo sacked
  4. We need a team full of leaders - Southgate
  5. Cricket: Durham relegated to County Championship Division Two
  6. Get Involved: #bbcsportsday

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By Matthew Henry and Alan Jewell

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Thanks for joining us today on Sportsday, sadly that is all from us.

It has been a busy day with the first Premier League managerial sacking of the season, Gareth Southgate's first England news conference and the news Durham have been relegated from Division One of the County Championship.

Thanks for joining us and thank you to those who have sent us your views on the topics of the day.

See you again from 08:00 BST tomorrow.

England's rugby squad try judo

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A different kind of combat for the England rugby union squad, who have been having a go at judo at Brighton College this afternoon...

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England safe from hurricane


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England Women are currently in Jamaica ahead of their limited overs series against the West Indies and were forced to train on a beach over the weekend.

Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit the island on Monday, with flash floods and winds of up to 150mph anticipated.

How to get into Women's Sport Week


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Women's Sport Week is an opportunity for everybody to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of women's sport across the UK. 

Most of all, it's a chance for more women and girls to get involved in physical activity. 

In fact, a number of sports organisations and clubs are using this week as an opportunity to introduce females to their sport, offering sessions to try out something new. 

Find just a few examples here.

Jersey to appeal after Uefa rejection


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Interesting news from Jersey who are to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after their bid to join Uefa was turned down.

Uefa's executive will not allow their congress to discuss Jersey's bid as the island is not recognised by the United Nations as an independent nation.

Jersey submitted a bid to leave the English FA and join Uefa in December 2015, following the acceptance of Gibraltar and Kosovo, who are not independent nations.

But Gibraltar's initial application in 2007 came before the rules were changed, while Kosovo, who joined Uefa in May and played in their first World Cup qualifier in September declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

Read the full story here.

Scotland should aim to finish second - Gemmill

World Cup qualifier, Scotland v Lithuania (Sat, 19:45 BST)

Scotland should be happy if they can finish second in their World Cup 2018 qualifying group, says Archie Gemmill.

The former Scotland midfielder, who won 43 caps, believes the focus should be on beating Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Malta, rather than toppling group favourites England.

"I think Scotland should look at it as it being a group minus England," he said.

"The two games against England are going to be absolutely massive, but if Scotland can concentrate on picking up the points against Lithuania, Slovakia and Malta and take it as winning that group of teams, then they are going to be in a play-off for the World Cup.

Scotland won their opening qualifier 5-1 in Malta and host Lithuania at Hampden Park on Saturday before travelling to Slovakia three days later.

They face England at Wembley on 11 November.

Scotland beating Malta

Brownlee responds to hackers


Earlier we told you that two-time triathlon Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee has had his medical files leaked by hackers, Fancy Bears.

Here's his reaction to the suggestion he applied for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE).

I have had one TUE in my career in October 2013 for Diamox to treat altitude sickness while climbing Kilimanjaro…

Slightly embarrassing that someone as fit as me suffered from altitude sickness but thankfully @jonny_brownlee was……

Fury's retirement comments 'a sad state of affairs'


BBC sports correspondent Richard Conway has responded to Tyson Fury's latest tweet, which says he is "here to stay" after earlier suggesting he had retired in an expletive-laden message on Twitter...

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Sharapova decision on Tuesday


The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will announce its ruling on Maria Sharapova's appeal against her two-year doping ban at 14:00 BST on Tuesday.

The International Tennis Federation banned her in June for using a prohibited drug.

Sharapova, 29, was provisionally banned in March after testing positive for meldonium at January's Australian Open.

The heart disease drug, which Sharapova said she had taken since 2006 for health issues, became a banned substance on 1 January 2016.

Maria Sharapova

United eye Jamaican forward?

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Manchester United are stepping up their interest in Racing Genk forward Leon Bailey, according to ESPN.

They say United's chief scout, Jim Lawlor, watched Bailey score for Genk in last week's 3-1 Europa League win over Sassuolo.

The 19-year-old was named best young player in Belgium after performances Genk last year.

On this day...

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It is one year to the day since England were beaten by Australia at Twickenham, effectively ending their home World Cup campaign.

That result began the dawn of a new era for English rugby with Eddie Jones leading the team to a Six Nations Grand Slam and a first series win in Australia.

Today England are preparing for their autumn internationals starting on 12 November against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia at Twickenham.

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Reaction to Durham's relegation


England and Yorkshire wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow and Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale give their views on the news that Durham have been relegated to County Championship Division Two after accepting a £3.8m rescue package from the ECB. 

Disappointing day for @DurhamCricket good bunch of lads, play hard on the field, always good games against them!

Gotta feel for the Durham lads. All that hard work to stay in division one.

Fury 'here to stay'


Having announced he was "retired" earlier, Britain's heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is now telling us he is "here to stay".

This is thrilling stuff...

Hahahaha u think you will get rid of the GYPSYKING that easy!!! I'm here to stay. #TheGreatest just shows u what the Medea are like. Tut tut

Who next for Villa?


A reminder that two prominent managers have lost their jobs today - Francesco Guidolin has been replaced by former USA coach Bob Bradley at Swansea while Roberto di Matteo was sacked by Aston Villa.

Former Birmingham City boss Steve Bruce, who still lives in the Midlands and is currently without a club, and ex-Wolves manager Mick McCarthy are among the early favourites to replace him.

Ex-Walsall manager Dean Smith, now in charge at Brentford, has already dismissed speculation about taking charge of the club he supported as a boy.

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Reaction - Durham relegated to Division Two


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Steve Harmison and Paul Collingwood were two of eight Durham players to play for England

Durham's is a sad and salutary tale. Ambition and enviable cricketing infrastructure, that produced eight Test players, but also over ambition in that the county had its head turned by the foolish central policy of encouraging all to stage Test cricket.

By overextending financially to fulfill their dream, this was the undoing of Durham who have now lost the right to host Tests.

The rescue package comes to £3.8m and they will resume in the second division, another irony having won the County Championship three times in six years.

While this has been a lesson to other counties similarly tempted to enter the big time, it should also discourage the ECB from encouraging counties to take such a gamble.

Brownlee named in new Fancy Bears leak


Alistair Brownlee

Britain's two-time Olympic triathlon gold medallist Alistair Brownlee has been named in the latest release of medical files by hackers calling themselves Fancy Bears. 

Brownlee is the only Briton to feature in the latest batch of names.

The release shows the 28-year-old applied for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for acetazolamide in October 2013. 

TUEs allow banned substances to be taken for athletes' verified medical needs.

The drug is used for range of ailments such as glaucoma and can also help combat altitude sickness. It is on the World Anti-Doping Agency banned list principally due to its misuse as a diuretic.

Windass in bankruptcy court hearing

Dean Windass

Former Hull City striker Dean Windass is facing bankruptcy after acquiring debts of more than £150,000, according to tax officials.

A preliminary Bankruptcy Court hearing for Windass took place in London on Monday.

His lawyers said 47-year-old Windass, who was not present, was trying to find a solution to his problems and another hearing is scheduled for December.  

The Hull-born striker made more than 600 appearances and scored more than 200 goals in an 18-year professional career.

He also played for Bradford City, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Aberdeen.

Vaughan 'doesn't get' Durham losing right to stage Tests


Former England captain and Yorkshire batsman Michael Vaughan is shocked by the scale and range of Durham's punishments after they were relegated from County Championship Division One over financial issues.

They also lost the right to stage Test cricket at their Riverside ground.

Vaughan tweeted: "Fines I get... points deduction I get... relegation I also get... but I don't get the removal of Test ground status. Why?

"It's the kids of the north-east I worry about. Not being able to see a Test match live on their door step."  

Get Involved - Swansea sack Guidolin

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Adam Mark Robinson: Should never have got rid of Monk for me..seems like just another foreign owner chopping managers at a rate of knots without knowledge of football or the clubs roots.

Nathan Paul: We should have tried to get Klinsmann but im happy for Bradley to take charge and thank you Guidolin for everytging u done good luck

George Braby: The problem is not the coach.. It's the management.. How do you sell your best players going into a new season without equally good replacement 

Bradley named Swansea manager


Former Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden who played for Bob Bradley's United States national team has "no doubts" the American will be a success in the Premier League.

Wishing Bob Bradley all the best at Swansea City. One of the best coaches I played for and no doubts he will be a success - well deserved

Hampshire reprieved by Durham relegation


No official word yet from Hampshire, who are the big beneficiaries of the ECB decision to relegate Durham to Division Two.

The south coast club were relegated less than two weeks ago but have now been reinstated to Division One.

Durham, county champions in 2008, 2009 and 2013, have accepted a £3.8m financial aid package, which has been approved by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

A reminder that they will also start next season in Division Two with a 48-point deduction and have lost the right to stage Test matches at their Emirates Riverside ground.

Read our developing story here.

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Durham relegated to Division Two


Daily Mail cricket correspondent Paul Newman believes the punishments are "incredibly harsh" on Durham.

Brutal punishment for Durham is incredibly harsh. It was the ECB who urged them to get into debt (and others) so they could stage Tests..

Durham relegated to Division Two


Here is cricket journalist Elizabeth Ammon's take on Durham's enforced relegation...

This is massive news and if I were Durham I would be absolutely LIVID

Durham financial situation 'unprecedented'


ECB chief executive officer Tom Harrison said the financial package and penalties "reflect the unprecedented seriousness" of the county's financial situation. 

“We also have a wider responsibility to the whole game and need strong deterrents in place to preserve the game’s integrity and financial stability," he added.  

“There is no doubt that a strong, financially robust Durham County Cricket Club has a vital role to play in developing England talent, enriching our domestic competitions and underpinning the wider growth of the game in the north east."

A Durham spokesperson said: “The Durham County Cricket Club board welcomes the ECB’s long-term commitment to safeguarding first class cricket in the north east.”

Durham relegated to Division Two


As well as relegation and a 48-point penalty next season, Durham will also start next year's Royal London One Day Cup on minus four points and the T20 Blast on minus two.

Their Test match status is removed but the county can still host one-day internationals and Twenty20 internationals at Emirates Riverside.

Durham relegated to Division Two


Here is an ECB statement on the decision to relegate Durham from Division One.

"Durham County Cricket Club has accepted an offer of significant additional financial support from ECB in order to manage current and historic debt and revenue issues.

"ECB has been working with the board and chief executive of the county and its stakeholders throughout 2016 in order to ensure that Durham could address their financial issues. This support has included advancing an annual fee payment of £1.294m. There has been no direct investment to date.

"The £3.8m financial aid package – which has been approved by the ECB board and accepted by the board of Durham CCC - will allow the club to meet on-going salary, HMRC and operating costs, settle a substantial debt to a secured creditor and focus on the restructuring and future sustainability of the county cricket club."

Durham relegated to Division Two


More on the news that Durham have been relegated to Division Two of the County Championship and handed a 48-point penalty for next season in return for a £3.8m payment from the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Advanced payments were made to Durham by the ECB in May 2016 to ensure the club could carry on playing despite major financial problems.

The monies related to fees for staging the Sri Lanka Test later that month.

Durham finished seventh in County Championship Division One this season.

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes plays for Durham

BreakingDurham relegated to Division Two


Durham have been relegated from Division One of the County Championship and handed a 48-point penalty for next season in return for a £3.8m payment from the England and Wales Cricket Board.

They have also lost their Test match status.

Hampshire will stay in Division One as a result of Durham's demotion. 

£4m funding for England's Commonwealth Games team

Commenwealth Games

Sport England has awarded Commonwealth Games England (CGE) £4m of National Lottery funding to support Team England’s preparation for the 2018 event on Australia’s Gold Coast.

The money will fund coaches and support staff and a preparation camp prior to the Games in April 2018.

England are expected to send a full quota of around 400 athletes who will compete in 18 sports, including 38 para medal events.

England topped the medal table at the Glasgow 2014 Games with 174 medals, including 59 golds.

Glasgow City closing on 10th successive title


Glasgow City thrashed Aberdeen 7-0 to maintain a five-point lead in the Women's SPL.

Clare Shine scored a hat-trick with Savannah McCarthy, Keeva Keenan, Erin Cuthbert and Haley Rosen also netting.

Second-placed Hibernian Ladies beat Forfar Farmington 5-1.

"I was really delighted with the intensity of the team performance today and with the clinical finishing, which let us down last week," said manager Scott Booth.

With only three league games left and a five-point lead, City are closing in on a 10th successive SWPL title.

Glasgow City beat Aberdeen 7-0
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Did you do this at the weekend?


Runners during the Cardiff Half Marathon

Congratulations to all the people who took part in and helped out at the Cardiff Half Marathon and Great Scottish Run this weekend.

You can relive the action here.

Get Involved - Swansea sack Guidolin


Phil Dumelow: RIP the Swansea Way, guess the American 'owners' are making their mark, such a sad day for the club.

James Porter: Hoping Swans don't become trigger happy, bradley probably the best option, feel sorry for guido he had us playing well.

Aaron Salter: The run of fixtures Swans have had; they're not expected to win all of them; just a shame they came at the same time. Reckless.

With Roberto di Matteo also sacked by Aston Villa earlier today, are clubs being too hasty in dismissing managers this early in the season? Tweet #bbcsportsday or text 81111.

Peacock resignation rejected

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Jamie Peacock

Hull KR have rejected head of rugby Jamie Peacock's offer to resign following the club's defeat by Salford in the Million Pound Game.

Peacock joined Rovers at the start of the season, but was unable to help them avoid relegation to the Championship.

The 38-year-old came out of retirement in September, playing his fourth game of the season in Saturday's defeat.

"I always want to be accountable for my actions in life and offered my resignation after the game," he said.

"This was turned down which means I can continue my journey with this great club.

Million Pound Game: Gareth O'Brien's incredible drop-goal saves Salford

'Magical moment' Mata hugged by son


The football star greeted nine-year-old Alex Nield outside Old Trafford.

The father of a disabled boy has described the “magical moment” Manchester United’s Juan Mata kept the team bus waiting so he could give his son a hug.

Jon Nield said he and son Alex - who has cerebral palsy - were waiting outside Old Trafford to get a glimpse of some of the players, when Mata “clocked Alex straight away and came over”.

A family friend filmed the encounter and it has become a huge hit on social media. The Spanish midfielder also contacted the club to arrange tickets for Sunday's match against Stoke.

Man City boss makes birth of child


It was an eventful Sunday for Manchester City Women boss Nick Cushing who made it back in time for the birth of his third child after overseeing his side's Continental Cup final win over Birmingham.

His wife Claire went into labour several hours before kick-off, but Cushing chose to be on the sidelines as Man City won 1-0 after extra time - just when he didn't need an additional 30 minutes.

After the win he said he did not know if his daughter had been born yet.

But Cushing had time to collect the silverware and get back for the birth.

Victory completed a domestic double for City, seven days after the club claimed its first Women's Super League title.

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Wolff hoping for female F1 driver in next 10 years


Susie Wolff on how she is encouraging girls to get into motorsport

Today marks the start of Women's Sport Week and BBC Sport will have a special column each day by a notable female in sport. 

First up is former Williams Formula 1 test driver Susie Wolff who tells us what she is doing to get more women involved in motorsport, and why it is so difficult for a female driver to reach F1.

Wolff wants to see a woman on the grid of an F1 race within the next 10 years but says it will become more difficult to achieve that goal as next year's rule changes will make the cars more physically challenging to drive.

Read her column here.

Evans 'feels responsible' for Towell death


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Welsh boxer Dale Evans (above) says he is "absolutely heartbroken" by the death of opponent Mike Towell.

Scot Towell, 25, died in hospital on Friday after being seriously injured in a fight with Evans the previous day.

He is the third professional boxer to die in the UK from fight-related injuries in the past 21 years.

"I feel like I am responsible," Evans, 24, told BBC Wales Sport. "I can't stop thinking about Mike and his poor family. All my thoughts are with them."

Read more here.

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Mike Towell pictured shortly before his fight with Evans

Fury retirement announcement 'more than goading'


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Boxing pundit speaking on BBC Radio 5 live

I think this is more than goading the media and the public. I think he is jumping the queue before people start taking his belts.

Tyson Fury feels he has been overlooked, neglected, underloved but he has fuelled it by saying things which are stupid.

He will probably come back in two years' time but what type of boxer he will be then I have no idea.

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Swansea sack Guidolin & hire Bradley


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Bob Bradley

Bob Bradley may be something of an unknown quantity to some Premier League followers, but the American's career is one that Swansea City's hierarchy have tracked closely.

He is best known for his five years in charge of the United States, with highlights including a run to the 2009 Confederations Cup final that included a victory over then European champions Spain, who were on a 35-match unbeaten run.

Swansea's American owners, Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien, and chairman Huw Jenkins were particularly impressed by the way Bradley conducted himself during his time in charge of Egypt, dealing sensitively with the 2012 Port Said stadium disaster in which 74 people were killed.

It is believed Swansea were as impressed by Bradley's character as they were his experience, and he saw off competition from the likes of former Manchester United and Wales captain Ryan Giggs to land the Premier League job he has coveted for years.

Fury 'retires' from boxing


Here is BBC Sport's boxing journalist Ben Dirs' take on the announcement.

Well, that has to be the maddest world championship reign in history. And Tyson Fury has some stern competition.