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By Amy Lofthouse and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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Terry recovered from ankle injury

Chelsea v Manchester United (Sun, 16:00)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will make his return to Stamford Bridge, but he'll be in the opposite dug-out this time around.

Chelsea insist John Terry has fully recovered from an ankle injury but it remains to be seen whether he starts, having begun on the bench last weekend.

Willian and Oscar have returned to training after compassionate leave but Cesc Fabregas and Branislav Ivanovic are again out with muscle injuries.

Manchester United will assess Chris Smalling, who was forced off against Fenerbahce with a muscle problem. Henrikh Mkhitaryan has recovered from a thigh problem and may be available.

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Guardiola to decide whether to recall Aguero

Manchester City v Southampton (Sunday, 13:30 BST)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola must decide whether to recall Sergio Aguero, who has featured as a substitute in the last two games. Guardiola said that Aguero and captain Vincent Kompany both had futures with the club.

Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta are injured, while City will monitor Vincent Kompany, who was left out in midweek because he was not fully fit.

Shane Long misses out for Southampton after suffering a hamstring injury against Inter Milan on Thursday. Matt Targett, Ryan Bertrand and Cedric Soares are doubts and will be assessed.

Club-record signing Sofiane Boufal came off the bench in midweek for his debut and could make his first Premier League appearance, although a lack of match fitness means he is unlikely to start.

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Rugby union

Follow tonight's European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup coverage including full commentary of Cardiff  Blues v Pau and Sale v Toulon from 19:00 BST.

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Your favourite sporting mascot

luke56788: Cooly the Cow (pictured) from Zurich 2014 European Athletics!

Jon Hind: Norris The Knight, mascot of York City Knights rugby league club. Hopefully he'll be around next season.

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Wijnaldum and Lallana could return for Liverpool

Liverpool v West Brom (Saturday, 17:30 BST)

Georginio Wijnaldum could return for Liverpool after missing the draw against Manchester United with a hip injury sustained on international duty. Adam Lallana is in contention to start after he returned as a substitute on Monday after recovering from a groin injury.

West Brom will be without defender Jonny Evans, who is serving a one-match ban for receiving five yellow cards. He could be replaced at centre-back by Jonas Olsson, who hasn't featured for the Baggies since August.


Hammers' record signing could feature

West Ham v Sunderland (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

West Ham's record signing Andre Ayew has an outside chance of returning as they host Sunderland. Ayew has been absent after suffering a thigh injury on the opening day of the season.

Aaron Cresswell is suspended, while Arthur Masuaku, Sam Byram, Gokhan Tore, Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho all remain sidelined.

Sunderland's Lamine Kone returns from a hamstring injury, while Patrick van Aanholt has overcome a muscle strain. However, seven first-team players remain unavailable because of injury.


Llorente back for Swans

Swansea v Watford (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Swansea striker Fernando Llorente is available after missing the last two games with rib and knee injuries. Mo Barrow has recovered from the knock he suffered at Arsenal last weekend, but fellow winger Jefferson Montero is still out with a calf problem.

Watford striker Isaac Success is doubtful with a muscle problem, so Odion Ighalo could be recalled. Miguel Britos is fit but fellow defender Craig Cathcart remains unavailable because of a groin injury.

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Will Leicester extend unbeaten home league run?

Leicester v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Leicester are on a 19-match unbeaten league run at home, the best streak in the division, having won 12 and drawn seven.

The trio of Wes Morgan, Andy King and Jamie Vardy are expected to be fit despite suffering minor injuries during Tuesday's Champions League win over Copenhagen. Midfielders Nampalys Mendy and Matty James are still not ready to return.

Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann has overcome a hamstring injury and is included in the squad, although he is unlikely to start. Loic Remy and Pape Souare are long-term absentees.

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A problem for Mark Hughes

Hull v Stoke (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Hull captain Michael Dawson is expected to make his first appearance of the season after recovering from knee ligament damage.

Andy Robertson has been ruled out for up to eight weeks with a calf injury, while Moses Odubajo faces a six-month absence because of a fractured kneecap.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes has a potential problem at right-back.

Phil Bardsley will have a hamstring injury assessed, while Glen Johnson remains absent with a thigh problem.

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Barkley to return to starting line-up?

Burnley v Everton (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Midfielder Steven Defour will be missing for Burnley after injuring his hamstring last week against Southampton.

Ashley Barnes is still sidelined by injury, while Andre Gray serves the final game of his four-match ban.

Everton defender Leighton Baines (pictured) is out after suffering a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Aaron Lennon is available after missing last week, while Ross Barkley could return as the visitors look for their fourth league win over Burnley.

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Xhaka suspended for Gunners

Arsenal v Middlesbrough (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Arsenal are unbeaten in eight Premier League home matches against Middlesbrough, but they will be without Granit Xhaka as they try to extend that run.

Xhaka begins his three-match suspension after being sent off last Saturday, while Santi Cazorla is a doubt after a knock against Ludogorets.

Middlesbrough however have no fresh injury concerns, with Grant Leadbitter back in training after undergoing hernia surgery.

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Kane still absent for Tottenham

Bournemouth v Tottenham (Saturday, 12:30 BST)

Eddie Howe says midfielder Harry Arter has a 50-50 chance to face Tottenham on Saturday. Lewis Cook and Brad Smith are still missing for Bournemouth, but Max Gradel could return from a hamstring injury.

The visitors are still without striker Harry Kane, while centre-half Toby Alderweireld will miss his first league game for Spurs because of a leg injury. Full-back Danny Rose could also miss out after bruising his foot against Bayer Leverkusen.

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Your favourite sporting mascot

The mascot will be announced tonight for the Russia 2018 World Cup, so we are asking for your favourite sporting mascots.

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Holiday undergoes brain tumour operation


US football player Lauren Holiday, who helped her team win the 2015 Women's World Cup, has had a brain tumour removed.

The two-time Olympic gold medallist was diagnosed when she was eight months pregnant, but opted to give birth before having the operation.

She underwent open-heart surgery as a three-year-old before going on to score 24 goals in 133 appearances for the US.

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'English clubs almost kidnap youngsters'


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English clubs are effectively "kidnapping" young foreign players, says Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

The German champions are opening a new youth academy next summer in the north of the city.

"We don't want to bring some 10- or 11-year-old to Munich like the English do," he told the club's magazine.

"You could almost speak of kidnapping with them and I would have moral reservations about that."

England face France in Saturday's Four Nations warm-up

Rugby League

You'll be able to watch England's Four Nations rugby league warm-up match against France on Saturday.

Wayne Bennett's side face the hosts at the Parc des Sports in Avignon, with the match shown on the BBC Red Button, Connected TV and the BBC Sport website.

It is Bennett's first game in charge, having taking over from Steve McNamara in February.

England begin their Four Nations campaign against New Zealand on 29 October, with live coverage on BBC One.

Australia and Scotland are the other two teams taking part in the tournament.

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Make a bet with your boss at your peril...


West Brom's Nacer Chadli explains Tony Pulis bet

West Brom player Nacer Chadli tells Football Focus about a bet he made with manager Tony Pulis, which has left the Belgian international owing Pulis a meal. 

The full interview will be on Football Focus on Saturday 22 October at 12:00pm on BBC One.

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Formula 1

From 16:00 BST follow live text and BBC Radio 5 live coverage of the first practice session from the United States Grand Prix with only four races to go in the Formula 1 season.

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Brentford's McCormack fined for abusing female official


Brentford's Alan McCormack has been given a five-match ban and fined £6,000 after using abusive language towards a female match official.

An independent commission found the 32-year-old midfielder had committed an "aggravated breach" of FA rules during the 2-1 win over Cardiff on 19 April.

Lisa Rashid was an assistant referee and men involved in the match overheard the comments and complained.

McCormack, who denied the charge, must also attend an educational course.

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'Tragedy if innocent riders are tainted' - Keen


'Tragedy if innocent riders are tainted'

Peter Keen, the former head of British Cycling, says his greatest fear is the controversy surrounding the sport causing to Team GB.

Keen told BBC Sport it would be an "absolute tragedy" if innocent riders were unfairly tainted.

In a wide-ranging interview for a special edition of Bespoke on BBC Radio 5 live on Thursday, 20 October at 20:00 BST, he called for:

  • A "clearer distinction" between British Cycling and Team Sky, adding the relationship between the two bodies was "too close", had "come at a cost" and the "risks are now being laid bare by what is emerging";
  • An end to sports organisations directly employing doctors, amid growing concern over the use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) for banned substances;
  • "A better explanation" from Team Sky over the controversy: "It's inconclusive. There are questions that need to be answered."

This football coach kisses each player before every game

American Football

"I tell them I will treat them like my sons"

American football is known for its brutality and there is little place for affection on the field. But one man is bucking this trend. 

Tom Herman, the head coach of the University of Houston's Cougars football team, gives each of his players a hug and a kiss on the cheek before they start every game.

This ritual has hit the headlines in the US and beyond. He spoke to BBC World Service about his pre-game ritual.

Champions League proposals lead to European leagues fixture protest



The body representing Europe's 25 top leagues has ended an agreement with Uefa to not schedule fixtures on the same day as Champions League games.

The move by the European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) is in protest at reforms to the Champions League that give more power to major clubs.

The changes to entry criteria and prize-money splits for three seasons from 2018 were announced in August.

That would mean Europe's top four domestic leagues - Spain, Germany, England and Italy - would be guaranteed four places each in the group stages.n.

Hear Seb Vettel's best bad joke

Formula 1

USA GP: 'Cowboy walks into a hairdressers' Sebastian Vettel's bad joke

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel reveals the last thing Bernie Ecclestone said to him, whether he will win a race this season and tells Tom Clarkson one of the worst jokes in German.  

Which mascot will it be?


It is a big day in the build-up to the Russia World Cup. Well, sort of.

They will be deciding which one of the three characters pictured below will become the official mascot.

That has got us thinking. What is your favourite sporting mascot?

Tweet us using #bbcsportsday and we will put in the best ones.


Sport quiz of the week!

A rugby team in trouble, relegation battles and NFL players getting up close and personal with sporting equipment. What else would you expect from the BBC Sport quiz of the week?

Test your knowledge here.

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Predict the future


It is that time of the week to predict the future and guess the scores for this weekend's Premier League and Scottish Premiership matches.

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BreakingNeymar signs new Barcelona deal


Fuchs 'delighted' with new Leicester deal


Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs signed a new deal with the club earlier today.

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'Animated and passionate'

Manchester City v Southampton (Sunday, 13:30 BST)

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BBC Sport

To say it was an animated and passionate Pep Guardiola who faced the media at the Manchester City training ground this afternoon is a colossal understatement.

Reeling after a 4-0 defeat by Barcelona, his decision to leave out Sergio Aguero, the dismissal of Claudio Bravo and criticism of his tactics, Guardiola went on the front foot.

In total, he spoke for 32 minutes. The answer to one question along was six minutes 35 second.

The mantra was the same. He makes the decisions. He knows how he wants his team to play. He will stand by that no matter what. And he is not trying to get rid of Sergio Aguero.

West Brom put Berahino on weight-loss plan


Saido Berahino

Saido Berahino has been put on a weight-loss training plan, West Brom manager Tony Pulis has said.

The 23-year-old has made five appearances this season but he has not started a game since 10 September.

"We've put a fitness programme in place and we're hoping and praying that it'll help him get back," Pulis said.

"The lad has bought into it and wants to get himself fit."

Sampdoria commemorate earthquake victims


Sampdoria will wear a special shirt during Saturday's derby with Genoa to commemorate the 298 people that died as a result of August's earthquakes in central Italy.

Sampdoria will also give half of the earnings from the game to the victims.

"The initiative offering support to the victims of the earthquake is great from the club and its fans," said Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo.

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Nominate your Unsung Hero

Get Inspired

There's still time to nominate your Unsung Hero.

Now in its 14th year, the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award celebrates people from around the UK who volunteer their time and efforts to help people participate in sport. 

Anyone who has demonstrated a commitment to promoting sport in their local community could become this year's winner. 

The winner of the award will be announced at BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 in Birmingham. 

Find out how to nominate your Unsung Hero here.

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Guardiola rejects 'forcing out Aguero' stories

Manchester City v Southampton (Sunday, 13:30 BST)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Pep Guardiola has rejected stories that he is trying to force Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany out of Manchester City.

Neither player started Wednesday's 4-0 defeat by Barcelona at the Nou Camp, with Kompany not even making the bench. It has led to suggestions neither player figure in Guardiola's plans.

"They have a future," said Guardiola. "I took a decision."

Guardiola confirmed Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna will both miss Sunday's Premier League game with Southampton at the Etihad Stadium due to injury.

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'Everything is possible' - Hamilton

Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton has said he will "take it like a man" if he loses this year's Formula 1 title to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton trails his teammate by 33 points ahead of Sunday's US Grand Prix in Austin.

"I'm going to give it everything I've got and everything is possible," Hamilton said.

"You can't win them all. Look at the great champions who lost titles. It's part of the game."