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Summary

  1. Tottenham striker Kane needs second scan - Pochettino
  2. Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane sign new Republic of Ireland deals
  3. Stoke boss Mark Hughes backs striker Wilfried Bony and dismisses 'poor attitude' reports
  4. Three teams in County Championship contention on final day
  5. Get Involved: Great sporting finales #bbcsportsday

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By Ian Woodcock and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and goodbye

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That's it from us today.

Thanks very much for your company and don't forget you can follow live text coverage of the exciting County Championship finale between Middlesex and Yorkshire here.

Have a great weekend.

I had heart condition - Claridge

Steve Claridge reveals he dealt with a heart condition during his football career.

Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge reveals he dealt with a heart condition during his football career.

Claridge was discussing Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt, who was withdrawn from Sunderland's game at Tottenham on Sunday just before kick-off, following medical advice from heart specialists.

The much-travelled forward, who played for more than 20 clubs in a career spanning over 1,000 games, explained how he struggled with an irregular heartbeat from a young age.

Claridge said: "I had to take amiodarone for my heart, I had an irregular heartbeat so would not have been able to play football without it. When I was 14 it came on and I had to sit in the middle of the pitch. I could not move it, was that bad."

Vaughan takes on nine-dart challenge

Champions League of Darts

Champions League of Darts: Michael Vaughan takes on nine-dart challenge

Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan takes on our challenge ahead of the Champions League of Darts, which features the top eight players from the PDC and will be shown live on the BBC on 24 and 25 September.

READ MORE: How to follow the Champions League of Darts on BBC TV and online.

Premier League, Scottish Premiership & Championship teams

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Winner takes all in Super League

Hull FC v Warrington Wolves (20:00 BST, Friday)

The League Leaders' Shield is at stake as Hull FC meet Warrington Wolves in the final match of the regular Super League season on Friday.

Warrington will clinch the trophy if they win, while only a mammoth win for Wigan over Catalans could deny Hull if they register a home victory.

Forwards Frank Pritchard and Mark Minichiello return for Hull.

The Wolves are without stand-off Kurt Gidley and forward Ben Currie, who is out for at least six months.

'Einstein' critics frustrate Mourinho

Manchester United v Leicester City (12:30 BST, Saturday)

Manchester United v Leicester: Jose Mourinho hits back at 'Einstein' critics

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he is "frustrated" by "Einsteins" in the media criticising his players.

Van Basten handed Fifa role

Football

Former Netherlands striker Marco van Basten has been appointed as Fifa chief officer for technical development.

In his new capacity, van Basten, 51, will be heading up all technical areas ranging from football technology innovation to refereeing and will officially start his new role next week.

"It's a great honour for me to be appointed for this assignment," said the 1992 Fifa World Player of the Year who won the European Championship and two European Cups during his career. 

"I hope to be able to give my contribution to ensure that football remains the number one sport in the world.

"Football is spectacular and it has to stay spectacular in every sense. We all love this sport. That’s why I will work hard to develop football technically in the way that our sport will give the fans and players emotions and joy."

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Best sporting finale

Fernando Torres
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Fernando Torres scored at the Nou Camp in injury time as 10-man Chelsea overcame Barcelona to reach the 2012 Champions League final. Chelsea won the final by beating Bayern Munich on penalties.

CM: How about Chelsea hanging on at Camp Nou and then all of a sudden it's Torres going round the keeper and the rest is history?

Kenny: In 2013, Graham Weir scoring two goals for Hearts v Hibs in the last 42 seconds of injury time Hibs had gone 4-2 up in 89 and 92 minutes.

Will Cooper: George Moncur scoring against Preston in 2015 to keep us (Colchester United) up, and stopping them from going up (from League One) was pretty good!

Football

Earlier today the Question of Sport Teaser asked...

The @QuestionofSport #QSTeaser Who, since Wenger joined the club, are the 10 men to be Arsenal's top Premier League goal scorer in a season?

and the answers are...

Answers to today's #QSTeaser from @QuestionofSport Adebayor, Anelka, Bergkamp, Fabregas, Giroud, Henry, Van Persie, Sanchez, Walcott, Wright

A tough one, but well done to everyone who got all 10.

Giroud could return from toe injury

Arsenal v Chelsea (17:30 BST, Saturday)

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud could return against Chelsea after missing the last two games with a toe injury.

However, midfielder Aaron Ramsey is still struggling with a hamstring injury and is not expected to return for another three weeks.

Chelsea captain John Terry will miss a third successive match because of a foot problem.

Fellow defender Kurt Zouma remains out despite returning to training following a knee injury.

Yorkshire run chase falters

County Championship final day

Watch as Yorkshire's David Willey is caught by Middlesex's Steve Eskinazi on day four of the County Championship finale at Lord's.

Whoever wins this match becomes champions, with Somerset taking the title if it is a draw.

Yorkshire, set 240 in 40 overs to win, are currently 71-3.

'A crazy scenario'

Athletics

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Former world champion Steve Cram says the Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) system, which allows banned substances to be taken for athletes' verified medical needs, is robust and athletes are being unfairly viewed as cheats.

British Olympic gold medallists Mo Farah, Helen Glover and Justin Rose had their medical files made public by hacker group the Fancy Bears on Monday, with a further six British Olympians named earlier today.

Cram said: "We are just normal people and normal people suffer hayfever and asthma that require long - and short-term medication - does that mean you cannot do sport?

"I think we are getting into a crazy scenario where we are assuming everyone is cheating. They aren't. We are frightening people away from top-level sport."

Former world champion Steve Cram says the TUE system is robust.

Aguero returns from suspension

Swansea City v Manchester City (15:00 BST, Saturday)

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Swansea winger Nathan Dyer has had surgery to remove extra bone growth on his ankle and is likely to be sidelined until mid-November.

Record signing Borja Baston could make his full Premier League debut after starting in midweek in the EFL Cup.

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero returns after a three-match domestic ban, while David Silva could be fit.

Vincent Kompany is out after suffering a groin injury during his first game back after a five-month lay-off.

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Best sporting finale

Obafemi Martins
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A mistake from Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny gifted Birmingham's Obafemi Martins a League Cup-winning goal in the 88th minute

Gavin Tillott: Best finale? Easy, 1998 First Division play off final, Sasa Ilic saving Michael Gray's penalty to send Charlton into the Premier League.

Vítor: 2016: Eder scoring for Portugal in extra-time. Eder! (To win Euro 2016).

Murray Fulford: Birmingham City's Obafemi Martins and Koscielny vs Arsenal in the 2011 League Cup final #topmishap

Defoe set to return after calf strain

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

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Sunderland's Jermain Defoe should be fit after missing the midweek EFL Cup win over QPR with a calf strain.

Goalkeeper Vito Mannone, midfielder Seb Larsson and forward Fabio Borini are all long-term absentees for the Black Cats.

Crystal Palace will be without defender and top scorer Scott Dann, who has a hamstring strain.

James Tomkins is fit despite limping off at half-time against Stoke last weekend with a knee injury.

Pulis set for 1,000th game in management

Stoke City v West Brom (15:00 BST, Saturday)

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Xherdan Shaqiri is expected to be fit for Stoke after returning to training following a six-match absence with a calf injury.

Forward Jonathan Walters is doubtful because of the ankle problem that ruled him out of the midweek defeat by Hull.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis, who takes charge of his 1,000th game as a manager, has no new injury worries ahead of this weekend's meeting with his former club.

Chris Brunt remains the only Baggies player unavailable as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

Six Brits in latest 'Fancy Bears' hacking

The medical records of six British athletes are among the latest to be made public by hackers.

Nile Wilson, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Steve Cummings, Richard Chambers, Saskia Clark and Sophie Ainsworth were named by hackers Fancy Bears on Friday.

Rio 2016 gold medal-winning cyclist Fabian Cancellara is also named.

The records mostly detail therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs), which allow banned substances to be taken for athletes' verified medical needs.

There is no suggestion athletes named are involved in any wrongdoing.

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Fancy Bears

Rose, Dembele and Dier all doubts

Middlesbrough v Tottenham (15:00 BST, Saturday)

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Middlesbrough pair Cristhian Stuani and Jordan Rhodes are available to face Tottenham after overcoming respective groin and knee injuries.

Fabio da Silva and Grant Leadbitter remain sidelined.

Harry Kane's ankle injury will bring an end to his run of 71 consecutive league starts for Tottenham.

Danny Rose is a doubt because of a hamstring problem, while Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier will be assessed after they both suffered cramp last weekend.

Sturridge a doubt for Reds

Liverpool v Hull City (15:00 BST, Saturday)

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Liverpool midfield duo Adam Lallana and Gini Wijnaldum are expected to return, having been rested for Tuesday's EFL Cup win over Derby.

Daniel Sturridge also missed that victory and remains a fitness doubt.

Hull midfielder Jake Livermore is available again after serving a one-match suspension.

Record signing Ryan Mason is one of six summer signings in contention for their first league starts after playing in the midweek EFL Cup win at Stoke.

Lukaku likely to return

Bournemouth v Everton (15:00 BST, Saturday)

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Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling is pushing for a starting spot, having impressed in Tuesday's EFL Cup defeat at Preston.

Manager Eddie Howe has said there are a "couple of injury issues" but would not name the affected players.

Romelu Lukaku is in line for an Everton return after missing the EFL Cup exit against Norwich with a toe injury.

James McCarthy and Darron Gibson are not yet ready to return, while Muhamed Besic is a long-term absentee.

United to check on Shaw and Martial

Manchester United v Leicester City (12:30 BST, Saturday)

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Manchester United will assess the fitness of Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial, who were substituted with respective groin and head injuries against Watford last weekend.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is also a doubt and Phil Jones remains out.

Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel has overcome concussion but has a muscle strain which could delay his return.

Marcin Wasilewski is banned after his midweek red card against Chelsea, while Nampalys Mendy will not be risked.

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Great sporting finales

Oliver Ridley: Carlisle United's goalkeeper Jimmy Glass scoring in the final minute of the final game to keep us in the Football League.

Nathan Critchlow: Surely has to be Aguerooo v QPR 2012. First title in nearly half a century, snatching it from United. Perfect in everyway.

MarkoVanRental: St.Helens RLFC v Bradford Bulls 2000 (Super League play-offs). St.Helens 11-10 down,time is up. The rest is history. YouTube. WIDE TO WEST (St Helens went on to win the Super League title).

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Cox's not so surprising welcome home

Double Paralympic gold medallist reveals how her sister spoilt her welcome home surprise

Double Paralympic gold medallist Kadeena Cox tells BBC Radio 5 live how her sister inadvertantly ruined her surprise welcome home.

Which Brownlee brother would win at a thumb fight?

We're sure you've seen the dramatic footage of Alistair Brownlee helping younger brother Jonny over the line during the finale of the Triathlon World Series in Mexico last Sunday. Brotherly love has never been so vivid. 

But who's the best Brownlee brother at being from Yorkshire? And who would win in a thumb fight? We asked our viewers to select different categories in which to judge the brothers and they came up with some corkers. 

You can find out which Brownlee came out on top, right here. 

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Moyes looking forward to Pardew meeting

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

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Sunderland boss David Moyes is looking forward to renewing rivalries with Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew.

Moyes said: "I know Alan well enough. We used to compete when he was at Reading and I was at Preston in the early days.

"He's had some good jobs and some tough times and so have I.

"You're not going to go into management and it always be easy, that's for sure."

Yorkshire need 240 for the title

Cricket

It is game on at Lord's. Middlesex and Yorkshire are playing each other and it is the final day of the County Championship season.

The winner of the match wins the competition, while Somerset will take the title if it ends in a draw.

Middlesex have just declared on 359-6 to set Yorkshire a total of 240 in a minimum of 40 overs.

Follow our live text commentary, with video clips, for all the latest action.

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Great sporting finales?

Callum Pirie: 2007 - Barry Nicholson scoring for Aberdeen against Hearts in last minute to qualify for UEFA Cup. Sent off for his celebration!

Richard Young: Best finale surely has to be Man Utd - Bayern Munich 1999 Champions League final.

Catchwords: FA Cup final replay '81 (Tottenham v Manchester City). We're 2-1 down with 20mins to go. Crooks equalises, cue Ricky Villa... cue greatest finale ever!

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Is Arsene still the right man for Arsenal?

Arsenal v Chelsea (Saturday, 17:30 BST)

It's the 20-year anniversary of Arsene Wenger taking over as Arsenal manager this week and what better way to celebrate than with a home game against Chelsea this weekend?

Is he still the right man for the Gunners? BBC Sport's John Bennett asked Olympic rowing champion and massive Gooner Moe Sbihi earlier on, and you can watch what the 6ft 5 in Londoner reckons.

He could probably do a job at the back on corners, eh? If you are on the mobile site, you can watch here. 

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'Worst manager in history of football'

Manchester United v Leicester (Saturday, 12:30 BST)

Some more from Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho's lively news conference, who is asked whether Leicester, United's opponents on Saturday, can win the Premier League again.

"It is very difficult to retain the title," says Mourinho.

"History says that. Not many in the Premier League have done it. One team was Manchester United and another was managed by the worst manager in history of football (talking about when he retained the title with Chelsea).

"I look at Leicester and they are very good. They won the Premier League because some of the big teams were not good enough last season. It is very easy to analyse and understand."

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Puel pleased with Saints competition

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

Southampton boss Claude Puel says the number of games his team has played has given him a chance to give game time to his squad.

The Saints have played seven times this season.

"With all this many games we are automatically seeing competition between the players," he said.

"It is an opportunity for the players to show their qualities. It's important for their confidence to have chances to play."

'Mourinho in control'

Manchester United v Leicester (Saturday, 12:30 BST)

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Jose Mourinho was in control today. He said he wasn't bothered about criticism, then launched a stinging attack on the 'Einsteins' who had been criticising his team.

He defended Wayne Rooney and put the media right about the reason for Anthony Martial's absence from tomorrow's game against Leicester at Old Trafford, when Mourinho will look to avoid losing successive home league games for the first time in his career.

Indeed, the only time he was troubled was when he briefly halted proceedings to try and catch a fly that had landed on his arm. As it turned out, he wasn't quite quick enough to catch it.

Moyes feeling upbeat

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

Sunderland boss David Moyes says the mood around the club has been improved by the midweek win over QPR in the EFL Cup.

The Black Cats are currently winless in the Premier League but Moyes believes they have turned a corner.

"We've felt much better since winning in midweek but we did a lot of good things in the Tottenham game," he said.  

Mourinho upset at criticism from 'Einstein' journalists

Manchester United v Leicester (Saturday, 12:30 BST)

A lively news conference is going on involving Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, who is not happy with the media criticising him and his team.

Mourinho says: "I am such a lucky guy. I can't be upset with anything. The only thing that upsets me a little bit is the kind of criticism for my players.

"I would love to protect my players, but from you (the media) I can't. It is completely out of my control. That gives me a feeling that it is hard. That is frustrating.

"The Einsteins (journalists / pundits) need money to live. They can't coach, they can't be on the bench, they can't win matches. They can speak, they can write.

"They can criticise the work of other people. But I am a good man. I am a man of goodwill. I do lots of charity work. I am helping so many people. Why not also help feed the Einsteins."

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Watch: Malan's century gives Middlesex hope

County Championship final day

Malan hits a single to bring up century

Watch as Dawid Malan reaches his century to give Middlesex hope of victory against Yorkshire on day four of the County Championship finale at Lord's.

Remember, if either Middlesex or Yorkshire win their match at Lord's then they will become the County Championship winners, but if their game ends in a draw then Somerset will take the title.

Middlesex are on 224-3 in their second innings and currently lead Yorkshire by 104 runs with seven wickets remaining but Yorkshire still have to bat again.

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'Show them it doesn't go unnoticed'

#BBCUnsungHero

Double Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock has got behind the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero campaign

Find out how you can nominate your Unsung Hero here.

We can improve a lot - Conte

Arsenal v Chelsea (Saturday, 17:30 BST)

On Saturday, Chelsea, who have only taken one point from their last two Premier League matches, take on an Arsenal side that is unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions.

"This is a big game between two big rivals and it's important to play a good game after our defeat against Liverpool," says Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

"I'm sure Arsenal will fight until the end to win the title because it is a very good team. They play good football.

"We are working to try to improve and reach a level always high and I think this team can improve a lot. It is normal when you start work in a new team and you bring a new idea and method of football you need time. But I'm confident about this and trust in the work. I know we can improve a lot."

We must work to improve defence - Conte

Arsenal v Chelsea (Saturday, 17:30 BST)

Some more quotes from Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, whose side have conceded six goals in their last three games.

"When we concede a goal, all the team concede a goal, not only the defenders," says Conte.

"It means we must work together to improve the defensive situation. This problem was already there last season because Chelsea conceded 55 goals.

"We must work a lot on this aspect because if you want to think for a great championship you mustn't concede so many goals."

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Kompany to miss Swansea game

Swansea v Manchester City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Manchester City have given an update on the groin injury that captain Vincent Kompany suffered during the EFL Cup win over Swansea on Wednesday.

The club say 30-year-old Kompany is receiving treatment for a groin injury, but that no date has been set for his return, although he will miss Saturday's Premier League game, again at Swansea.

"The positive for Kompany and City is that the injury is not a recurrence of the calf problems that disrupted his progress last season," the club wrote on their website.