Premier League, FA Cup, AP McCoy, ATP World Tour Finals

Premier League team news, Man City's David Silva out for a month, Eden Hazard's Chelsea apology.

8 November 2013 Last updated at 18:59

As it happened

  1. 0801: 

    Hello and welcome along to another Sportsday. There is much to get through again today, we'll have all the weekend's Premier League team news for you throughout the morning, but we begin with a round-up of stories from overnight.

  2. 0806: 
    England players warm-up in Hobart

    Not much to tell you about England's preparations for the first Test, which is only two weeks away. For the second day in succession rain prevented any play in Hobart and there is now only one day remaining in the match against Australia A. At least the England players were able to get some fitness work in.

  3. 0812: 

    England batting coach Graham Gooch admits it has been difficult for the players to have two of the opening three days of their warm-up match rained off. "I don't think it's the sort of climatic conditions we expect when you come to Australia," he says.

    "You want to show what you can do and get your game in good order, with big matches coming up. I think a lot of them are sanguine about it, because they are used to it - but it is frustrating."

  4. 0820: 

    England women take on France at Twickenham tomorrow after the men's match against Argentina and coach Gary Street has been speaking to the BBC this morning in optimistic mood ahead of next year's World Cup in France.

    "After last Autumn, we had a priority on 7s last season and we took 17 players out of the 15s squad, but it mean we could bring on some younger players," he explains. "Results wise, it wasn't our best year, but we have learnt a lot about ourselves and some of our younger players and it has given us some good depth in the squad as we look to a World Cup year."

  5. 0826: 
    Jermain Defoe after last night's win at White Hart Lane

    Jermain Defoe scored a club-record 23rd European goal last night to give Tottenham victory over Sheriff Tiraspol and a place in the Europa League knockout stages. Swansea drew 1-1 at Kuban Krasnodar and Wigan lost 1-0 at Rubin Kazan.

    GET INVOLVED- #bbcsportsday

    After Tony McCoy recorded his 4,000th winner yesterday, we're asking who you think the greatest champions have been in sport. We'd also like to know your Premier League predictions on another important weekend, so please send them in using the Twitter hashtag #bbcsportsday.

  7. 0833: 

    The legendary AP McCoy has been speaking to the BBC this morning about the prospect of reaching 5,000 winners. "It's a huge number," he says. "I'm very lucky because I love what I do and whilst I love what I do, then I will continue to do it.

    "I'm not sure what will happen and as a jump jockey you take it day by day, and take it as you find it. But I know it's a sport that is very physically and mentally demanding and to enjoy it, you need to be successful and as long as I continue to be successful, who knows?"

  8. 0839: 

    One man who has gained some valuable practice ahead of the Ashes is Australia batsman Chris Rogers who hit seven fours and one six in more than three-and-a-half hours at the crease in his unbeaten 96 for Victoria against New South Wales in Melbourne, although bad light ended proceedings prematurely.

  9. 0844: 
    Adam Scott in second-round action

    Masters champion Adam Scott carded a four-under-par 67 to take a two-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast. Scott, yet to win the event, is 10-under, leading from compatriot David McKenzie, with American Rickie Fowler in a three-way tie for third one further back.

  10. 0852: 

    The 2015 Tour de France will start in the historic Dutch city of Utrecht, the sixth time the Tour will begin in the Netherlands, the last being in 2010 in Rotterdam.


    Now for some items from today's BBC Sport Gossip Column and Liverpool are set to allow teenage winger Raheem Sterling, 18, to leave Anfield on loan in January so he can get regular first-team football. Sporting Lisbon's Spanish international Diego Capel, 25, is being linked with a move to the club as his replacement. (Mirror)

    Arsenal are eyeing a January swoop for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 25, to ease their worries over the workload of Olivier Giroud, 27. (Mail)

    Arsene Wenger's side are also battling Monaco and Napoli in the chase for Marseille's 23-year-old defender Nicolas N'Koulou. (Talksport)


    We're asking you this morning you think have been the greatest champions in sport. Please keep your thoughts coming in to #bbcsportsday.

    Nick Donaldson: Usain Bolt is the greatest athlete in history and one of the greatest sportsmen. 9.58 for 100m & 19.19 for 200m truly awesome.

    Tanzim: Mo Farah for winning gold at the Olympics in the 5000m and 10,000m run. A true champion in the modern era.

    Steve Allery: Surely Phil 'The Power' Taylor is the greatest ever, virtually untouchable for the past two decades.

  13. 0905:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraWOMEN'S RUGBY
    Maggie Alphonsi

    More from England Women's coach Gary Street ahead of tomorrow's match against France at Twickenham, which you can hear live on 5 live sports extra. Maggie Alphonsi is making a long-awaited return to the team and Street says: "I think it's been quite exciting for everybody.

    "She has been out for 20 months now and we have had some good stand-ins while she has been away but she definitely adds something to the squad. She has been getting quite a lot of banter from the girls. They were giving her a lot of stick this week about "this is a bit of a rest" and coming back in a world year, but I'm sure we'll see the best of her."

  14. 0911: 

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Steven Gerrard may decide to bring an end to his international career after leading England at next year's World Cup. "I think it's something he will assess and look at," Rodgers said.

    "If you go to a World Cup in Brazil at 34 years of age you might not have many more championships left in you. Very few players do. I can think of Javier Zanetti and Paolo Maldini who have played on late but it's rare."

  15. 0919: 
    FOOTBALL- Southampton v Hull (Saturday, 1500 GMT)

    Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino is holding a news conference ahead of his team's home match with Hull City on Saturday.

    On Jay Rodriguez's England call-up: "Jay fully deserves his England call-up. He's been on a really good run lately. We're really proud of our three players [Rodriguez, Adam Lallana, and Rickie Lambert] in the England squad. Can they go to the World Cup? Why not?. Not only those three, but the squad has improved in the nine months that we've been here."

    On the praise Pochettino and his players have received after their bright start: "We have to be intelligent in managing the plaudits we're getting. We have to take the compliments and use them to boost confidence. Compliments can be taken negatively or positively. We're in the headlines and we appreciate that, but it changes nothing."

  16. 0926: 
    FOOTBALL- Southampton v Hull (Saturday, 1500 GMT)

    Hull are without Sone Aluko who has torn his left Achilles tendon, while Robbie Brady is yet to fully recover from a hernia operation, and James Chester (hamstring) and goalkeeper Allan McGregor (hip/thigh) remain out.

    Danny Graham is back in contention after missing out against parent club Sunderland last weekend and defenders Abdoulaye Faye and Alex Bruce are back to fitness.

  17. 0930: 

    Southampton FC: The manager confirms that Guly do Prado had a knee operation on Wednesday and he is expected to be out for the next two months.

    Brazil-born forward Do Prado, 31, has not played since making a 78th minute substitute appearance in the 2-0 win over Fulham on 26 October.

  18. 0936: 
    Henrik Stenson in first-round action in Turkey

    European money-list leader Henrik Stenson was in a three-way tie for the lead while Tiger Woods was six shots off the pace after the rain-delayed Turkish Airlines Open first round was completed on Friday.

    He joined South African Darren Fichardt and Dane Thomas Bjorn at the top on eight-under under blue skies and a freshening breeze at the $7m European Tour event at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course in Antalya.

    Woods took a bogey six at the 18th to finish with a two-under 70.

  19. 0943: 

    Wakefield's Australian prop Justin Poore, 28, has signed a two-year deal with Hull KR.

  20. 0951: 

    Another league line and former Salford and Hull stand-off Daniel Holdsworth, 29, has completed a return to the NRL by joining Cronulla, three days after being formally released by the Black and Whites.


    More of your views on sport's greatest champions. Please keep them coming in to #bbcsportsday and the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Ryan Jennings: Muhammad Ali defines the word champion.

    Sadiqipedia: Tennis-Federer, Sprints-Bolt, Boxing-M Ali, Football-Man Utd.

    Aidan McGuire: Sebastien Loeb or Valentino Rossi.

  22. 0954: 
    FOOTBALL- Aston Villa v Cardiff (Saturday, 1500 GMT)
    Cardiff City midfielder Peter Whittingham

    Cardiff City midfielder Peter Whittingham, 29, is speaking to the media ahead of his team's game at his former club Aston Villa.

    They head to Villa Park on the back of a 1-0 Welsh derby win over Swansea, and Whittingham, who made 66 appearances for Villa between 2003-07, says: "It's been a really enjoyable week to be honest. It was a great result for us on Sunday.

    "Aston Villa was a big part of my career and my time in the youth set-up there. It'll be good to go back. It should be a great game on Saturday. Both sides will look to attack and go all out for the three points."

  23. 0959: 
    FOOTBALL- Manchester United v Arsenal (Sunday, 1610 GMT)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has started his news conference ahead of Sunday's game at Manchester United.

    Wenger, whose side are five points clear at the top of the Premier League, says: "It will be a bit strange without Sir Alex Ferguson there on Sunday. It is one of the games where you can build confidence and gain credit. Recently we have not done so well there. What is important is that we trust our quality and show our resilience.

    "Mathieu Flamini and Jack Wilshere will join in [today's] training session."

  24. 1006: 

    BBC pundit Robbie Savage has changed his mind on Arsenal's title chances and now says the Gunners can win the league. Writing in the Mirror he says: "Not only do Arsenal have all the ingredients required to win the title, I'm beginning to think they will do it."

  25. 1009: 
    FOOTBALL- Manchester United v Arsenal (Sunday, 1610 GMT)
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

    More from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: " My relationship with Sir Alex [Ferguson] will be a bit more peaceful and a bit more serene. It's too early to tell the difference under[David] Moyes. He has shown great competence at Everton."

    On the form of France forward Olivier Giroud, who has scored eight times in the Premier League and Champions League this season: "He has a good stamina and a strong body - I don't see any sign of fatigue."

    On the decision by Tottenham to allow goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to play on against Everton after losing consciousness: "I listen to the medical staff when it comes to head injuries."

    On selling Robin van Persie to Manchester United: "In the end I had to decide whether to sell Van Persie knowing I would receive huge criticism."

  26. 1013: 

    India have completed victory against West Indies by an innings and 51 runs in Sachin Tendulkar's penultimate Test match. The Windies were bowled out for 168 in their second innings, debutant Mohammad Shami claiming 5-47.

    The final match in the series - Tendulkar's 200th and final Test - begins in Mumbai on Thursday.

  27. 1017: 
    FOOTBALL- Manchester United v Arsenal (Sunday, 1610 GMT)

    Arsenal FC: Wenger: "We have made a lot of improvements at the back - but there is a lot do".

  28. 1024: 
    Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino

    Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino wins the Barclays Premier League manager of the month award for October - the first Saints boss to win the prestigious prize since Harry Redknapp in March 2005.

    The Saints beat Swansea and Fulham at home, and drew away to Manchester United during the month. They sit sixth in the Premier League table ahead of Saturday's home game with Hull.

    Pochettino tells Southampton's website: "I am obviously delighted to have won this award, but I must stress that this is a reflection of the work of many people at Southampton. First and foremost, credit must go to the players for the performances and hard work they have put in."

  29. 1029: 

    England play Argentina at Twickenham tomorrow, a match you can hear live on BBC Radio 5 live and online, with highlights on BBC Three from 1930 GMT, and former international Martin Corry has been defending coach Stuart Lancaster on the BBC this morning.

    "Everyone is always a bit too quick to criticise a selection, but certainly with [Marland] Yarde and [Christian] Wade out, then [Chris] Ashton retains his place and rightfully so. His form this season has been very good but with Ashton, he can't do right for doing wrong and everyone seems to be on his case. He is one could potentially be one of our stars of the 2015 World Cup.

    "His form is there and it's the coach's job to help him rediscover that and the way Saracens are playing this year has certainly helped his game and has allowed him to show it a little bit but there are more players in the team than Chris Ashton."

  30. 1033: 

    Some late team news on that match for you and Danny Care will replace Ben Youngs on the England replacements' bench.

    England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: "Ben is still suffering some discomfort in his hip area and is unable to run at full pace. He is making good progress and should be fit for consideration next week.

    "We are fortunate that we can call on Danny who has been playing well for Harlequins and training hard with us."

  31. 1036: 
    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero

    Manchester City's Sergio Aguero wins the Barclays player of the month award for October after four goals and one assist in three matches. It completes an Argentina double after Southampton's Mauricio Pochettino is named manager of the month.

  32. 1041:  
    Piers Newbery, BBC Sport at the 02 ArenaTENNIS

    Novak Djokovic took the second semi-final spot at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday night with a three-set win over Juan Martin Del Potro, which leaves the Argentine facing a shootout with Roger Federer for a place in the last four on Saturday.

    "It's going to be a decisive match for both," said Del Potro. "I know for me it has been a long season, a lot of matches in the end of the year. I'm getting tired but it's the last effort, could be the last effort of the year, so I will try to enjoy it and do the best I can."

    Today will determine the third semi-finalist, with Stanislas Wawrinka up against David Ferrer at 1400 GMT (live on BBC Two, radio and online) before Tomas Berdych plays Rafael Nadal at 2000 GMT.

  33. 1047: 

    Record-breaking champion jockey AP McCoy's wife Chanelle believes one milestone is out of reach after recording his 4,000th win.

    "I would quite confidently say that 5,000 is unattainable and he knows that himself," she told BBC Sport. Chanelle said the 39-year-old Northern Irishman, who has endured 1,000 falls during his career, dreads retirement but also has a responsibility with two young children.

    "The thought of him riding until he is 44 or 45, no. I will personally take his licence and get the scissors at it because I wouldn't like to see him going at it until he's 45, purely from a safety point of view," she added.

  34. 1052: 
    FOOTBALL- Aston Villa v Cardiff (Saturday, 1500 GMT)

    Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay ahead of his team's game at Villa Park: "We've got a tough game ahead of us. I know Paul [Lambert] well and know what he demands from his side. Getting any points from an away game is a tough task in the . I'm really looking forward to it."

    Mackay on the form of former Tottenham defender Steven Caulker: "We knew when we signed him he was a very good player and he has fitted in seamlessly."

    Cardiff, 12th in the Premier League table, are one point and two places above Villa.

  35. 1056: 
    FOOTBALL- Aston Villa v Cardiff (Saturday, 1500 GMT)

    Aston Villa are without Andreas Weimann and Antonio Luna (both hamstring), Gabriel Agbonlahor (ankle), Joe Bennett (back), along with long-term casualties Jores Okore (knee), Gary Gardner (back) and Charles N'Zogbia (Achilles).

    Fabian Delph could return after missing last weekend's goalless draw at West Ham through illness.

  36. 1059: 

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers wins the toss and opts to bat in the fourth day-night international against Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The South Africans lead the five-match series 2-1.

  37. 1101: 

    Today's teaser for you from @QofS_Official. Sergio Aguero is the fifth man to win the Premier League Player of the Month whilst at Manchester City, who are the other four? We'll bring you the answers this afternoon.


    Another batch of your greatest champions in sport. Please keep them coming in to #bbcsportsday and the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Daniel Bassett: Schumacher, Bolt, Sir Steve Regreve, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Boris Becker, Williams Sisters, Ronaldo, Sir Alex and Taylor.

    Daniel: Don't forget the so called smaller sports, after last Sundays win, Nick Matthew is now a 3 time squash world champion.

    Moon: The legend that is Ed Moses .... Cooool.

  39. 1103: 

    Bayern Munich's Germany international Bastian Schweinsteiger, 29, is to undergo another operation on his right ankle, having previously had surgery on the injury in July.

  40. 1109: 

    The Aegon Championships at Queen's Club, won this year by Andy Murray, has been granted World Tour 500 status from 2015.

    The event, along with the Gerry Weber Open in Halle which is another traditional pre-Wimbledon warm-up tournament, has been upgraded from the Tour 250 tier and will offer increased prize money.

  41. 1113:  
    Frank Keogh, BBC SportHORSE RACING

    AP McCoy's father said he hopes the 18-time champion jockey will retire from riding at the end of the season after clocking up his 4,000th jump racing win.

    "He's had a great career. I would love him to stop after this year. The only thing is he might be tempted in trying to make it 20 titles," said Peadar McCoy at Towcester.

    The rider's younger brother Colm said he had shown "unbelievable" dedication to his racing career. "He has given us some of the best days of our lives, but his feet have always been on the ground," he added.

  42. 1118: 
    Roman Weidenfeller

    Borussia Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller has been called into the Germany squad for the first time at the age of 33. Coach Joachim Loew included him in the 24-man squad for their friendly games in Italy and England later this month.

  43. 1121: 

    Meanwhile, Dortmund have banned three "ultra" fan groups from away games in the Bundesliga and German Cup following trouble at the Ruhr derby last month.

    The club says it has revoked the so-called away season tickets belonging to the groups "Desperados," "Jubos" and "The Unity" indefinitely, "but at least to the end of the season".

  44. 1124: 
    FOOTBALL- Tottenham v Newcastle (Sunday 1200 GMT)

    Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas says Hugo Lloris will start at White Hart Lane on Sunday lunchtime having been rested for the Europa League game in midweek following his head injury at Everton last weekend.

    Danny Rose (toe), Sandro (hamstring), Zeki Fryers (groin) and Emmanuel Adebayor (foot) are all likely to miss out.

  45. 1127: 
    FOOTBALL- Tottenham v Newcastle (Sunday 1200 GMT)

    Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini could return after missing the last four games with a groin injury and Cheick Tiote, who limped of against Chelsea last weekend with a muscle strain, is also expected to feature.

  46. 1129: 
    FOOTBALL- Liverpool v Fulham (Saturday (1500 GMT)

    Liverpool defender Glen Johnson is fit to return at Anfield after illness ruled him out of last weekend's defeat at Arsenal.

    Fellow full-back Jose Enrique has missed the last three matches with a knee problem but has trained this week and is back in contention and playmaker Philippe Coutinho is pushing for a starting place.

  47. 1132: 
    FOOTBALL- Liverpool v Fulham (Saturday (1500 GMT)

    Fulham's Sascha Riether misses the trip to Anfield as he starts his three-match suspension after being found guilty of violent conduct by the FA for stamping on Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj.

    Hugo Rodellega will be out for five to six weeks with a muscle injury in his left leg and defender Matthew Briggs will be sidelined for another six weeks following his hernia operation. Central defender Brede Hangeland (sciatic nerve) and attacking midfielder Bryan Ruiz (back) will be assessed before the team is announced.

  48. 1134: 
    Stephen Hunt

    Ipswich confirm the signing of former Crystal Palace, Brentford, Reading, Hull and Wolves midfielder Stephen Hunt, 32, on a short-term deal.

  49. 1140: 
    FOOTBALL- Norwich v West Ham (Saturday 1730 GMT)

    Norwich expect to have Scotland winger Robert Snodgrass available following concussion but Nathan Redmond is a doubt because of a hip problem, while record-signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel remains out with a foot injury.

    Midfielders Alexander Tettey (ankle) and Elliott Bennett (knee) are both long-term absentees.

  50. 1142: 
    FOOTBALL- Norwich v West Ham (Saturday 1730 GMT)

    West Ham will be without New Zealand international Winston Reid, who suffered an ankle injury in training but James Collins is available following a hamstring complaint.

    Andy Carroll (heel), Mladen Petric (thigh), Matthew Taylor (thigh), George McCartney and Alou Diarra (both knee) are all out.

  51. 1145: 
    FOOTBALL- Chelsea v West Brom (Saturday 1500 GMT)

    Premier League: Andre Marriner replaces Lee Probert as referee for Chelsea v West Brom on Saturday.

  52. 1150: 

    Queens Park Rangers announce midfielder Hogan Ephraim, 25, has joined League One Peterborough United on a 28-day loan.

  53. 1152: 

    Greece coach Fernando Santos names a 24-man squad including Celtic striker Giorgos Samaras and Fulham's Giorgos Karagounis for the decisive 2014 World Cup qualifying play-off matches against Romania on 15 and 19 November.

  54. 1155: 

    BBC Sport golf correspondent Iain Carter at the Turkish Open in Antalya: Tiger [Woods] is on a charge in glorious conditions. To the turn in 30 he's seven under par and within three of the lead.

    Latest scores can be found here.

  55. 1201:  
    Azi Farni, BBC Sport pit-lane reporter in ValenciaMOTOGP
    Jorge Lorenzo

    There is a real sense of excitement in Valencia this weekend as we prepare for the championship decider on Sunday - the first time that the MotoGP title will be decided in the final race since 2006.

    In front of a sell-out crowd this weekend, two-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo will do everything he can to stop the young pretender Marc Marquez becoming the first rookie since 1978 to win a premier class title. Thirteen points separate them in the standings.

    Marquez has started well, topping Friday morning practice but Lorenzo was only 0.018s behind. Marquez's Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa, who won the race here last year, is mathematically out of the title hunt but can still play a role in how the points are shared on race day. He is just 0.006 behind Lorenzo.

  56. 1208: 

    Continuing with the motorbikes and Valentino Rossi has revealed he is to split with chief mechanic Jeremy Burgess, the Australian who has been the Italian's close aide for 14 seasons and helped him win seven world championships in motorcycling's top class, after Sunday's finale in Valencia.

    "It was a very difficult decision for me because I have a great history with Jeremy. He is not just my chief mechanic. He is like part of my family. My father in racing," said the 34-year-old rider, fourth in this year's standings. "But I've decided for next year I need to change something to try to find new motivation and to have a boost to improve my level, my speed."

  57. 1208: 

    Wales name Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey in the squad to face Finland in a friendly on 16 November at Cardiff.

  58. 1214: 

    Blackpool midfielder Neal Bishop, 32, agrees a new contract, which he is expected to sign on Monday, with the Championship club, the Blackpool Gazette reports.

  59. 1216: 

    Wales squad to face Finland at Cardiff City Stadium on 16 November:

    Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey, Glyn Myhill, Owain Fon Williams.

    Defenders: James Collins, Ben Davies, Chris Gunter, Ashley Richards, Sam Ricketts, Neil Taylor, Rhoys Wiggins, Ashley Williams.

    Midfielders: Joe Allen, David Cotterill, Andrew Crofts, Andy King, Joe Ledley, Aaron Ramsey, David Vaughan.

    Forwards: Gareth Bale, Simon Church, Jermaine Easter, Hal Robson-Kanu, Sam Vokes.


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  61. 1224: 

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter has written a column on racism in Fifa's new weekly magazine and says: "Racism is not an issue exclusive to football but rather a serious social problem. The problem of intolerance is a priority issue at Fifa. At our congress in Mauritius last May, we approved a three-step plan: education, prevention and sanctions.

    "A first offence can lead to a warning or a fine for the team with the offending fans. In case of repeat offences or serious incidents, approved sanctions are points deductions or expulsions from the competition itself. There has been much talk. Now is the time to act."

  62. 1227:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraCOMING UP ON 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

    The @ATP World Tour Finals return at 1400 today; New Zealand face Papua New Guinea in the @RLWC2013 at 1930 and England v Australia A on from 2245.

  63. 1232: 

    Sussex's Australian pace bowler Steve Magoffin, 33, who took 57 wickets in his first season with the club in 2012 and beat that tally last season with 63 wickets at an average of 21.49, has signed a new one-year contract.

  64. 1235: 
    FOOTBALL- Chelsea v West Brom (Saturday 1500 GMT)

    Chelsea FC: Jose Mourinho reports that Fernando Torres is recovering well from injury so should be available after the international break.

  65. 1237: 
    FOOTBALL- Chelsea v West Brom (Saturday 1500 GMT)
    Chelsea's Eden Hazard

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Eden Hazard is back in the squad to face West Bromwich Albion after apologising to the manager and his team-mates for missing a training session.

    Mourinho says: "'He has reacted well, he apologised to me and the club but the apology was not accepted, something I couldn't accept but now it is over, something that doesn't exist anymore. He's selected and ready to play. Happy he's back, case over, he's a very good kid.''

  66. 1239: 
    FOOTBALL- Chelsea v West Brom (Saturday 1500 GMT)

    West Brom winger Scott Sinclair is unlikely to be back from a recent hamstring injury, Victor Anichebe has fully recovered from a hamstring problem but Nicolas Anelka is doubtful with a groin concern.

    Billy Jones (hamstring) joins Zoltan Gera and Ben Foster on the absentee list after suffering the injury in last weekend's win over Crystal Palace.

  67. 1245: 
    FOOTBALL- Chelsea v West Brom (Saturday 1500 GMT)
    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho with former assistant manager Steve Clarke

    More from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who says West Brom boss Steve Clarke was more than his assistant at Chelsea: "I am very happy to meet Steve Clarke again. It will be a difficult game because he organises his teams well. Every game Steve Clarke plays I wish he will win, but tomorrow that is not the case which is strange."

  68. 1252: 
    FOOTBALL- Chelsea v West Brom (Saturday 1500 GMT)

    Jose Mourinho says last Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Newcastle was the first time he was really angry with the players since he returned to Chelsea.

    The Chelsea boss says: "I don't want to scare the players, I just want to influence their mentality and make them tougher." The Portuguese adds that there are six clubs in the race to win the league title.

    Mourinho says there are no other injury concerns apart from long-term casualty Marco van Ginkel.

  69. 1257: 

    Rival coaches in South Korea's women's league have threatened to boycott the new season if Seoul City striker Park Eun-Seon does not have a gender test. Park was top scorer in the league with 19 goals in 22 games as Seoul City finished second in the 2013 season.

    The Korea Football Association said Park, 26, passed a gender test at 15. "We have no intention of accepting the gender verification test just to stop the boycott," says Seoul Sports Council general secretary Kim Joon-Soo.

  70. 1303:  
    Richard Conway, BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondentFORMULA 1

    Bernie Ecclestone is continuing to give evidence at the High Court today in a civil case brought by Constantin Medien, a German media company. They are seeking £90m in damages after they claim a "corrupt agreement" was made by undervaluing Formula 1 when it was sold in 2006 - a deal which they say also enabled Bernie Ecclestone to stay in control of the sport.

    Ecclestone's third day of cross examination resulted in a series of spiky exchanges with Philip Marshall QC, representing Constantin Medien. Questions centred upon Ecclestone's dealings with Gerhard Gribkowsky - a German banker now serving an eight-year jail term for corruption.

    At times visibly frustrated, Ecclestone also complained he thought his time in court would have finished yesterday. Ecclestone's lawyers reject the merits of the claim and the case continues.

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  72. 1310: 

    Holders Norwich face a trip to either Preston North End or York in the third round of the FA Youth Cup. Other ties include Burnley v Manchester United, Blackpool v Liverpool, Chelsea v Grays Athletic or Uxbridge or Dartford or Christchurch, and Arsenal v Torquay United or Chipstead.

  73. 1314: 
    FOOTBALL- Manchester United v Arsenal (Sunday 1610 GMT)

    Press Association Sport chief football writer Simon Stone waiting for Manchester United manager David Moyes: Brief breakout from press conference room to see start of Man Utd U21 v Stoke. Darren Fletcher, Wilfried Zaha and Fabio all out there.

  74. 1319: 

    Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg replaces the injured Swansea keeper Michel Vorm in Louis van Gaal's 23-man Netherlands squad for forthcoming friendlies against Japan in in Genk, Belgium on 16 November and Colombia in Amsterdam three days later.

    Ajax defender Joel Veltman wins his first call to the national squad.

  75. 1321: 
    FOOTBALL- Sunderland v Man City (Sunday 1405 GMT)
    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini starts his news conference ahead of his team's game at Sunderland on Sunday.

  76. 1324: 

    BBC Sport golf correspondent Iain Carter at the Turkish Open: Hotting up in Turkey. Poulter and Stenson into share of the lead, Woods two behind and Westwood has had four birdies in a row and is three behind.

    Latest scores can be found here.

  77. 1329: 
    FOOTBALL- Sunderland v Man City (Sunday 1405 GMT)

    Daily Mirror's David Anderson at Manchester City news conference: Pellegrini reveals that David Silva is out for three to four weeks with a calf injury. Pellegrini also claims Costel Pantilimon will continue in goal v Sunderland and doesn't know when Joe Hart will return.

  78. 1336: 
    FOOTBALL- Sunderland v Man City (Sunday 1405 GMT)
    Manchester City's David Silva

    Manchester City: Manuel Pellegrini confirms David Silva could be out for up to a month with a calf problem.

    Silva, 27, has scored three Premier League goals this season but was substituted in the 5-2 win over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday. He has started seven of City's 10 league games this season.

  79. 1342: 
    FOOTBALL- Manchester United v Arsenal (Sunday, 1610 GMT)

    Manchester United: David Moyes is watching MUFC U21s v Stoke, which is still 0-0. He'll soon be heading to his press conference.

  80. 1349: 
    Colin Montgomerie in action at the Turkish Airlines Open

    Former Ryder Cup skipper Colin Montgomerie has backed the European Tour in its row with leading players over the new FedExCup-style Final Series.

    Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia were among those to criticise the rules that dictate players must compete in two of the first three Final Series events in order to qualify for the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

    "I think the tour should hold firm," Montgomerie said. "The players are saying they are being dictated to and being told where to play but you shouldn't have to be told to play for $7m should you?"

  81. 1355: 

    More from Colin Montgomerie on the European Tour's row with players. "The biggest event when I started was worth 400,000 pounds," said the eight-times order of merit winner, who posted a second successive level par round of 72 in the Turkish Airlines Open.

    "Now they're not turning up for $7m? Hang on a minute they are professional golfers, that's their job. People are saying they can't play four events in a row.

    "For goodness sake I played 13 in a row when I was at my peak. Four in a row is not a lot, especially the way they are treated nowadays. They are like royalty with their private planes and suites. It's hardly a hassle, is it?"


    Many thanks for your comments on sport's greatest champions, we're now turning our attention to the big game of the weekend, champions Manchester United against leaders Arsenal. Where will the key battles be decided? Please send in your thoughts on this enticing fixture at Old Trafford using #bbcsportsday and the BBC Sport Facebook page.

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  83. 1403: 

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon speaking about the off-field events in Amsterdam: "I'm disappointed and not surprised if you look at what happened at Celtic Park, with Ajax fans ripping up seats and throwing them at our supporters.

    "If there are Celtic fans who have been out of order and they're season ticket holders, the club will take appropriate action. But I think there is a culture at Ajax. The Manchester United and Manchester City fans have had problems over the years. It is not exclusive to Celtic.

    "I have been here 13 years and everywhere they [Celtic fans] go they have been an absolute credit to the club."

  84. 1413: 
    FOOTBALL- Man Utd v Arsenal (Sunday, 1610 GMT)
    Manchester United manager David Moyes and Ashley Young

    Manchester United manager David Moyes again backs winger Ashley Young after his controversial dive earned the club a penalty against Real Sociedad in the Champions League on Tuesday.

    Moyes says: "The referee was two yards away from it. If anything you should be more talking about the referee than the player. He also refereed the Champions League final so you are expecting him to be as qualified as anybody.

    "The question should be 'did the referee get the decision right or not'? For me, where I was, I definitely thought it was a penalty."

  85. 1416: 
    FOOTBALL- Man Utd v Arsenal (Sunday, 1610 GMT)

    More from Manchester United manager David Moyes, who hints that striker Danny Welbeck could miss England's forthcoming friendlies against Chile and Germany.

    Moyes says: "Hopefully there will be one or two of them back. The only one who is not in contention is Danny Welbeck who is suffering with his knee. Hopefully I'll have the others in and around the squad."

  86. 1422: 
    FOOTBALL- Man Utd v Arsenal (Sunday 1610 GMT)

    Manchester United entertain Premier League leaders Arsenal on the back of an eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions, and manager David Moyes says: "We want to keep the results going and keep improving. Hopefully we can keep that momentum going."

    On leaders Arsenal: "They've had the benefit of continuity. They have the same chance to win the title as we all do. Their form has been good. Arsenal are coming to play the champions. They're top and will come here in good spirits, but we want to put on a good show."

    On United's former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie: "He started in England at Arsenal but won the title here. I think people in Manchester see him as a United player.

  87. 1429: 
    FOOTBALL- Man Utd v Arsenal (Sunday 1610 GMT)
    Sir Alex Ferguson and Mike Phelan

    Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan claims Sir Alex Ferguson used to toss a coin to decide who to leave out of the team.

    Phelan, Ferguson's assistant for five years, tells the Manchester Evening News: "Part of my job was to hold him back because he could come out with some very strange decisions at times. I had to guide him through them and I managed to do that at times.

    "And he probably wasn't the only manager to toss a coin to pick a player to leave them out! It is one of the hardest things for a manager to say to a player that they are not involved in a particular game after they have done a hard week's training. But he would toss a coin at times in situations like that. Big managers have to make big decisions and over a period of more than 20 years he made more right decisions than he did wrong ones."

  88. 1433: 
    FOOTBALL- Man Utd v Arsenal (Sunday 1610 GMT)
    Wayne Rooney

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, who has scored 10 career goals against Sunday's opponents Arsenal, including his first in the Premier League for Everton aged 16: "It is a bit weird. I am sure they must be sick of the sight of me at times. That first goal for Everton does seem like a long time ago.

    "It was obviously a special goal for me, plus they were 32 games unbeaten. And I will always remember the 2004 game. There had been a lot of hype around it because of what happened the year before with Ruud van Nistelrooy. That was as tense as I ever remember it before a game. Arsenal were a fantastic team and it was a great feeling to beat them 2-0 and end that record."

    On Sunday's game: "It is the perfect fixture for us. Arsenal are obviously doing really well but with our current form, it is a chance for us to get a bit closer in the table."

  89. 1439: 
    FOOTBALL- Swansea v Stoke (Sunday 1610 GMT)

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes says his side need to 'start putting some points on the board'. The Potters start the weekend one place above the relegation zone, with nine points from 10 games.

    Hughes adds: "Our away performances have been largely good, so we will be going into the game against Swansea in good spirits. We need to start putting some points on the board now, we are progressing well and enjoying the season so far.

    "Swansea are a good side, but maybe their confidence is not as high as it could be - so it may be a good time to play them. But ultimately we have to concentrate on what we need to do and not worry too much about them. They have had a long trip in the Europa League this week and I am not sure if that will affect their performances."

  90. 1443: 
    FOOTBALL- Swansea v Stoke (Sunday 1610 GMT)

    Stoke City: Mark Hughes: "We have a strong set of players here already so it will be not be crucial if we cannot bring anybody new in in the January window. But obviously if there are players available we will keep a close eye on matters at that time."

  91. 1448: 
    ON THIS DAY. . .
    Former Manchester City manager Steve Coppell

    The date: 8 November, 1996. Manchester City are languishing 17th in the second-tier table below Southend, Oxford, Swindon and Tranmere. Manager Steve Coppell resigns from his post after only six games in charge hinting the position is too stressful for him.

    City's website reports: "Coppell had left Crystal Palace to move to Maine Road and despite his Manchester United connections, he was welcomed by the City faithful and began his reign with a 2-2 draw against QPR.

    "A defeat to Reading followed before Coppell recorded his first win as City boss, a 2-1 win over Norwich before Wolves beat the Blues 1-0. City then beat Southend 3-2 at Roots Hall but lost 2-0 at Swindon Town in what would be Coppell's last game in charge. At 33 days, his reign remains the shortest of any City manager."

  92. 1454: 
    FOOTBALL- Man Utd v Arsenal (Sunday 1610 GMT)

    Asked if Arsenal can win the title, Manchester United manager David Moyes says: "I said at the start Arsenal have the same chance as everyone else. It is an open Premier League, they have made a great start but they only decide who is going to win it when it is over."

    United will fall 11 points behind the Gunners if they lose on Sunday, and Moyes adds: "We are going to try to make sure it is not the situation. But if it is we will have to get it back. There is an awful lot of football to be played."

  93. 1457: 
    FOOTBALL- Man Utd v Arsenal (Sunday 1610 GMT)

    Arsenal will assess England midfielder Jack Wilshere's ankle, while midfield companion Mathieu Flamini is set to return to full training following his groin injury and could feature at Old Trafford.

    Theo Walcott (abdominal surgery), Yaya Sanogo (back), Lukas Podolski (hamstring), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby (both knee) remain sidelined.

  94. 1505: 

    Man of the moment AP McCoy has been talking to BBC Radio Berkshire today about his 4,000th winner and says: "I don't look forward to the day I retire to be honest because when that day comes it'll mean my career is over and that I will no longer be doing what I love.

    "There might be a few pros that look forward to that day [retirement] but it is one I dread to be honest. I think about it sometimes as it is closer now than it has ever been before, but I'd rather not think about it."

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    Max Reading: Key battle will be fought in Midfield. Flamini & Arteta to cover. Ozil, Ramsey & Cazorla to do their stuff in front of them.

    Ross Stephens: If the defence can hold like on Wednesday Arsenal's midfield will have too much for Utd.

    Andrew Priestley: Games between the big teams are won & lost in midfield. Arsenal's midfield vs Man Utd's midfield? There's only one winner.

  96. 1513: 
    FOOTBALL- Sunderland v Man City (Sunday 1405 GMT)

    Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero ahead of Sunday's game at the Stadium of Light, where City have not won for five years, tells the club's website: "The record is there to be broken.

    "Two years ago, we hadn't won the league in 44 years and we won it, now we need to break this record which is only three games old. But that's not the most important thing - the important thing is the three points.

    "Every year Manchester City are the favourites to win the title and this year we have a squad good enough to do it. At home I think we are doing very well, we are strong, but we must improve away."

  97. 1515: 
    FOOTBALL- Sunderland v Man City (Sunday 1405 GMT)

    Sunderland will again be without suspended duo Lee Cattermole and Andrea Dossena, who serve the second match of a three-game suspension following their dismissals at Hull last weekend.

    Goalkeeper Keiren Westwood is available again after sitting out the 2-1 Capital One Cup victory over Southampton with a head injury, but he may face a battle to oust deputy Vito Mannone, while full-back Ondrej Celustka is fit despite hobbling off against the Saints.

  98. 1522: 

    Amy Williams, who claimed Britain's first individual gold medal for 30 years at the last Winter Olympics in Vancouver, has been on 5 live this morning talking about her unusual career move into rallying.

    The 31-year-old now has an international co-driver's licence last month and is set to participate in the Wales Rally GB, alongside Tony Jardine, which runs from November 14-17 and said: "It's a little bit strange but I was fortunate to be offered some opportunities and I thought it would be a good challenge.

    "I'm a bit of an adrenaline junkie, and I just love a challenge and I've loved every single minute of it."

  99. 1529: 

    Sheffield Eagles will play their home fixtures at Owlerton Stadium for the next two years. Their former home, Don Valley Stadium, closed in September and is set to be demolished at the end of this month.

    The Eagles played their first ever fixture at Owlerton in 1984, before moving away five years later. The club's chairman Ian Swire said: "I'm sure all of our spectators, old and new, will enjoy the amenities that the stadium has to offer."

  100. 1536: 

    There's a four-way tie for the lead at the halfway stage of the Turkish Airways Open in Antalya, South African Justin Walters, Frenchman Victor Dubuisson, Briton Ian Poulter and Swede Henrik Stenson, the Race to Dubai leader, all 12 under

    The round of the day came from world number one Tiger Woods, who is only shot off the lead after nine birdies in a 63 to reach 11 under for the week at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal.

  101. 1541: 
    Tiger Woods in action today at the Turkish Open

    Some thoughts from Tiger Woods after his impressive 63 took him to within one of the lead at the Turkish Airways Open. "I played a lot better and made some putts I missed some too, so it was a round that could have been really special but I'm right there.

    "We're going to have to continue going low here given the way the course is set-up. The greens are slow, the greens are soft and I expect guys to make a lot of birdies - it's so bunched up there. I've just got to go get it."

  102. 1549: 

    Arsenal Ladies midfielder Jordan Nobbs and forward Danielle Carter have agreed new contracts with the club.

    England international Nobbs, 20, played in all 14 of the team's 2013 Super League fixtures, scoring six times. She also helped the side to an FA Women's Cup and Continental Cup double this term.

    Carter, also 20, netted a total of 16 goals in 14 games, including five against WFC SSHVSM Kairat in the Uefa Women's Champions League.

  103. 1554: 

    The Lawn Tennis Association has announced tougher funding rules for its players from next year. From 2014, no player over the age of 24 will be eligible for central funding while doubles players will not be directly funded at all.

  104. 1558: 
    FOOTBALL- Man Utd v Arsenal (Sunday 1610 GMT)

    United striker Danny Welbeck has been ruled out with a knee injury since the middle of October and manager David Moyes has confirmed the 22-year-old will not recover in time to face the Gunners, though Jonny Evans may return after a back problem.

  105. 1601:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraSPORT ON THE BBC

    Here's what we have for you on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra this weekend. Tomorrow at 1210 - 1410 GMT it's Championship commentary as Reading play QPR; from 1410 - 1630 it's the Rugby League World Cup match between England v Fiji; from 1650 - 1905 we have the women's rugby union international between England and France and from 1930 - 2200 more Rugby League World Cup action between Australia and Ireland.

  106. 1604: 

    Continuing our look at the weekend action on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and on Sunday from 1330 - 1545 GMT we have the Rugby League World Cup match between Wales and the Cook Islands, with Tonga v Italy from 1545 - 1800, then from 2000 - 2300 it's the ATP World Tour Finals evening session from the 02 Arena.

  107. 1613:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveSPORT ON BBC RADIO

    On 5 live Sport tomorrow with Mark Chapman there is commentary on Liverpool against Fulham from Anfield with Ian Dennis and former Wales international John Hartson, plus the rugby union international between Wales and South Africa from Cardiff.

  108. 1619: 

    Manchester United's Nani is the only British-based player in the 24-man Portugal squad for the World Cup qualifying play-off against Sweden.

    Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho receives his first international call-up for the tie, the first leg of which is next Friday in Lisbon, with the return four days later in Solna.

  109. 1624: 
    FOOTBALL- Aston Villa v Cardiff (Saturday 1500 GMT)

    Let's have a look at the weekend's Premier League fixtures in detail and Aston Villa against Cardiff at Villa Park, the first Premier League meeting between the two clubs, and the first in the top flight since a 2-2 draw at Villa Park in May 1962.

    Villa have conceded the opening goal in seven of their Premier League fixtures this season, the joint highest figure in the division, while Cardiff are the only side in the Premier League yet to lead a game at half-time this season.

  110. 1627: 
    FOOTBALL- Chelsea v West Brom (Saturday 1500 GMT)

    Chelsea take on West Brom at Stamford Bridge, where they have won all seven Premier League games against the Baggies, scoring 16 goals and conceding just once. Albion's last league win at Chelsea was a 3-1 victory in a top-flight fixture on 30 September 1978.

    The Baggies have won just one of their last 15 league games in London, a sequence that spans three years. Their only victory during that time was a 2-1 win at QPR on Boxing Day last season.

  111. 1631: 
    FOOTBALL- Crystal Palace v Everton (Saturday 1500 GMT)

    Palace against the Toffees at Selhurst Park, and Everton have won four of the last five meetings between the teams, scoring 14 goals and conceding just five.

    Only one side has ever had fewer points from their first 10 Premier League games than Palace's three, and that was Manchester City with two in 1995-96.

  112. 1633: 
    FOOTBALL- Liverpool v Fulham (Saturday 1500 GMT)

    Fulham visit Liverpool having only won one of their 32 matches at Anfield, losing 22. The solitary victory was by 1-0 in May 2012 courtesy of Martin Skrtel's own goal.

    Liverpool kept a clean sheet in each of their opening three league games but have since conceded in seven successive matches, while the Cottagers have the worst record in the league against top-half opposition, losing all five matches.

  113. 1636: 
    FOOTBALL- Southampton v Hull (Saturday 1500 GMT)

    Southampton against Hull at St Mary's and Saints have won four of the last five meetings, with those five matches producing a total of 20 goals.

    Victory would give Saints four successive Premier League home wins for the first time since a run of five straight wins at the Dell between January and March 1999, while nine of the 10 league goals Hull have conceded have come away from home.

  114. 1642: 
    FOOTBALL- Norwich v West Ham (Saturday 1730 GMT)

    Norwich against West Ham at Carrow Road where the Canaries are unbeaten in 15 home league games against the Hammers since a 1-0 top-flight defeat in February 1973.

    Only Crystal Palace with 21 have conceded more goals than Norwich (20), with the 7-0 loss at Manchester City their heaviest since they were defeated by the same scoreline at Sheffield Wednesday in November 1938. West Ham have failed to find the net in six league games - the joint highest number in the Premier League along with Palace.

  115. 1650: 
    FA CUP
    Coventry City win the 1987 FA Cup final

    Six months after Wigan Athletic shocked Manchester City at Wembley to win the FA Cup, the first round of the 2013-14 competition starts later as Wimbledon entertain 1987 winners Coventry, and York visit Bristol Rovers in an all-League Two tie [both ties kick-off at 1945 GMT].

    Coventry manager Steven Pressley says: "The fans of this football club have been starved of relative success, no doubt about it. But they have remained hugely loyal. I desperately want our players to repay them for that.

    "Fans have been crying out for heroes for a long time - since 1987 - and it would be nice if this group of players could give them hope again."

  116. 1656: 

    Stanislas Wawrinka beats David Ferrer 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 6-1 in the ATP Tour World Finals at London's 02 Arena. You can follow the live text with Aimee Lewis on the BBC website now.

  117. 1658: 

    Double Paralympic archery champion Danielle Brown, who won two silver medals at this week's Para-Archery World Championships in Bangkok, has been ruled out of future international Para-Archery events, including the Rio Paralympics, following a change in classification procedures.

    Brown, who has also competed for GB in able-bodied competition and won compound team gold for England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, has a condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - which gives her chronic pain in her feet and she shoots while seated on a stool.

    However, World Archery have changed the sport's classification rules saying: "[participation] should be for those athletes with a disability where the disability has a direct and important impact on the archery performance."

  118. 1700: 

    Sara Symington, Performance Director at Archery GB responds to the news of Danielle Brown's exclusion. "We are extremely saddened to say that Danielle Brown has not been classified under the new criteria, which means she is no longer able to compete at Paralympic archery events on behalf of Great Britain," she says.

    "We are so proud of all she has achieved as a Paralympic archer and we wish her all the best for the future. We will be offering Danielle our full support over the coming weeks and months."

  119. 1709: 
    FA CUP

    Heard the one about the burger van man and a cardboard box salesman signing a grime-artist and former QPR striker? The Bedfordshire town of Biggleswade will be hoping Shabazz Baidoo can deliver the goals that send them through to the second round at the expense of fellow Southern League Premier Division side Stourbridge on Saturday.

    "Nick the burger man phoned me up this summer," says Biggleswade boss Chris Nunn, a cardboard box salesman by day. "His exact words were, 'gaffer, I've got a player here who played for QPR'.

    "I was like 'yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever. What's he want? Free burgers'? I had a look around. There he is on YouTube banging in goals for QPR. And you know what? He's an absolute joy."

  120. 1717: 
    Lee Briers

    Warrington Wolves and former Wales international Lee Briers announces his retirement on medical advice. The 35-year-old reaches the decision after "numerous scans and consultations highlighted damage sustained to Lee's neck, leaving him with no option but to retire from playing", according to the Warrington website. He will now become a member of the club's coaching set-up.

    Briers says: "Unfortunately it has come to an end, but it was going to one day and the doctor took that out of my hands. I'm sad, but I've got good things to look forward to now with the coaching."

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    Spaghetti Hans: Walcott being out gives Man Utd the edge in this game. Arsenal need Ozil & Ramsey to produce some magic if they're going to win.

    King A: Arsenal fans don't forget the 8-2. So don't get too excited about Sunday's match

    Jamie Matthews: Re Andrew Priestley that's not always true, United's strikers win us games. We've beaten big teams with a modest midfield before.

  122. 1735: 
    FA CUP
    Former Aston Villa defender Alan Wright

    Alan Wright, an FA Cup finalist with Aston Villa in 2000, hopes to cause an upset by steering Conference side Southport to a first round victory at League One leaders Leyton Orient on Saturday.

    Wright also played for Blackburn and Middlesbrough, and the ambitious 42-year-old wants to follow his former club managers Kenny Dalglish, Graham Taylor and Steve McClaren into top flight management.

    Asked about the Premier League, the 42-year-old Sandgrounders boss says: "In five years I'd like to think I might be ready."

  123. 1745: 

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray tells BBC Sport that both Viktor Troicki and Marin Cilic were 'unprofessional' in the actions which led to them being banned for doping offences.

    Troicki is serving a one year ban for failing to undergo a blood test in Monte Carlo in April, while Cilic served a four month ban for ingesting a banned substance contained in supplements bought by his mother from a chemist in Monte Carlo.

    Murray says: "I personally myself would never go and buy something over the counter in a pharmacy - it's just unprofessional. I think 10 or 15 years ago, when people didn't think drug taking happened in sport, people might have thought 'yeah we can just buy stuff over the counter in any old pharmacy'. Look, we can't do that, you have to accept it."

  124. 1748:  
    Phil McNulty, Chief football writer, BBC SportFOOTBALL- Manchester United v Arsenal (Sunday, 1610 GMT)

    At Manchester United v Arsenal on Sunday. Is this really the acid test for Arsenal? Haven't they proved enough already after performances this week?

  125. 1755: 
    FA CUP

    Former Chelsea striker Tore Andre Flo, an FA Cup winner in 2000, and ex-Arsenal player Perry Groves, will be involved in the draw for the second round which takes place at Wembley at 1610 GMT on Sunday.

  126. 1758: 

    Arsenal midfielder Chuks Aneke, 20, will remain on loan at League One Crewe until the end of the season, the Gunners announce.


    More of your thoughts on this weekend's big Premier League fixture between Manchester United and Arsenal.

    Sophie Gayter: See a lot of goals in this one. Both teams have world class attackers, but suspect at the back. Game will be won in midfield.

    Tunde Akere: Arsenal-Man U will be a key match, and so it will be a battle of midfield, but with Ozil and Ramsey playing well, they can win.

    Rixxx: Arsenal's defence will need to be switched on against a strong Man Utd attack, but Arsenal will dominate midfield yet need goals.

  128. 1809: 
    FOOTBALL- Crystal Palace v Everton (Saturday 1500 GMT)

    Midfielder Adlene Guedioura will be missing for Palace after being ruled out for at least six weeks having fractured two ribs and suffering a partly collapsed lung in a collision with West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill last weekend.

    Midfielder Jonny Williams (ankle) is back in full training after recovering more quickly than expected from a knee injury, while defender Paddy McCarthy is edging closer to a first-team return. Glenn Murray and Jack Hunt remain long-term absentees.

  129. 1815: 
    Martin Peters

    West Ham United: The Hammers wish a happy 70th birthday to #WHUFC great and 1966 World Cup winner Martin Peters MBE!

  130. 1824: 
    FOOTBALL- Southampton v Hull (Saturday, 1500 GMT)

    Southampton are without Guly do Prado for two months after his knee operation, but record signing Dani Osvaldo could be available after struggling recently with a nerve issue down his side.

  131. 1832: 
    FOOTBALL- Tottenham v Newcastle (Sunday, 1200 GMT)
    Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and defender Michael Dawson show off their poppies

    Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and defender Michael Dawson were among the players to meet members of the 2nd and 4th Battalion of the Rifles Regiment ahead of Remembrance Sunday. Tottenham entertain Newcastle on Sunday and Lloris has decorated his goalkeeping gloves with poppies, while Dawson has them on his boots.

  132. 1837:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveCOMING UP

    Dan Walker's guests from 1900 GMT include former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel and ex-Wales international Robbie Savage. The trio will look ahead to the weekend's sporting action along with Sunday Times football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft.

  133. 1844: 

    Spain call up Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa for the first time after he rejected his home country Brazil. Costa, 25, confirmed his wish to play for Spain last month and could make his debut against Equatorial Guinea or South Africa.

  134. 1846: 

    Nigeria win the Under-17 World Cup for a record fourth time with a 3-0 win over champions Mexico.

  135. 1856: 

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet drops his legal case against Championship club Brighton, according to the League Managers Association. Poyet, 45, was sacked by the Seagulls in June having previously been suspended by the club in the aftermath of their play-off defeat by Crystal Palace.

  136. 1857: 

    And that's it for Friday's Sportsday Live. Many thanks for your company. We will be back at 0800 GMT on Monday with all the reaction from a busy weekend of sporting reaction - as well as all the breaking news.

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