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Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes and Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

  1. Football

    Commentary on the BBC Sport website of Molde v Celtic in the Europa League later.

  2. Disability sport

    Sophie Hahn won gold in the T38 100m in the IPC World Championship in Doha.

  3. Rugby Union

    Julian Savea is part of the New Zealand XV who face South Africa in the first World Cup quarter-final on Saturday at Twickenham (16:00 BST kick-off).

  4. Medal success for Britain

    Disability sport

    Hannah Cockcroft

    Britain's Hannah Cockroft claimed her third successive T34 100m world title on the opening day of the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha.

    The 23-year-old from Halifax won in a championship record of 17.73 seconds.

    Sophie Hahn set a new world record and retained her T38 100m title in 12.60, while Kadeena Cox and Georgie Hermitage led a British one-two in the T37 100m.

    Earlier Aled Davies retained his F42 shot put title with a championship record of 14.95m for GB's first gold.

  5. Big Sam or Ancelotti

    Football

    Allardyce

    Remember when Sam Allardyce said he could manage Real Madrid? Well, it seems Sunderland striker Fabio Borini agrees. He had this to say about his new boss. 

    “It’s something that you notice because the details always make the difference,” said Borini in the Sunderland Echo.

    “I’ve played at the big clubs before and that’s what makes the difference between the big teams.

    “I found out with Ancelotti and the big managers, that they were caring about every single thing from set plays to throw-ins. That’s what the manager has been doing here since day one."

  6. Palace don't want a pizza the action

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

    Pizza

    Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew said: "I'll be disappointed if they're eating pizza this weekend! We'll be looking to throw as much offensive action at them as we can.

    "The chance of this game being 0-0 is zero. If you're going to Leicester, expect to see some goals."   

    Claudio Ranieri promised his Leicester players a pizza if they kept a clean sheet against Stoke last month.

  7. GOAL - Anderlecht 1- 1 Tottenham

    Guillaume Gillet

    That wasn't in the plan for Tottenham.

    Full Europa League coverage here. 

  8. Watford news conference

    Stoke v Watford (15:00 BST)

    Geoff Doyle

    BBC Three Counties Radio sport

    Watford will still be without Jose Jurado but otherwise have no fresh injury concerns before facing Stoke on Saturday. 

    Quique Flores will again make changes to his team and he acknowledges he needs to see more from those players not in the side and those coming on as substitutes: 

    "We are working [on that]. We have the potential of the players who signed in the summer and we are expecting but I understand the different circumstances of the players. They need to adapt to the league so it's a question of time."

  9. Post update

    Anderlecht 0-1 Tottenham

  10. Goal

    Anderlecht 0-1 Tottenham

    They are under way in Anderlecht... and Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has already put his side ahead in the Europa League. Follow live here .

  11. Watford news conference

    Stoke v Watford (15:00 BST)

    Geoff Doyle

    BBC Three Counties Radio sport

    Watford head coach Quique Flores has been addressing the issue of scoring goals before Saturday's trip to Stoke. 

    Watford have found the net just six times - the fewest in the Premier League this season. Flores wants them spread through his team: 

    "It's very difficult to find players who can score easily so we have to deliver the goals between players. At the moment just Ighalo is the only player able to score. 

    "For sure in the future it's coming from other players like Deeney or Abdi or Capoue or central defenders from set pieces."

  12. Post update

  13. BBC coverage

    FA Cup

    The FA Cup is back again on the BBC this season and bigger than ever.

    The Emirates FA Cup first-round draw takes place on Monday, 26 October and is live on BBC Two, 5 live Sport and on the BBC Sport website at 19:00 GMT.

    This Saturday there will be enhanced BBC coverage of the fourth qualifying round as 64 non-league sides bid to reach the first-round proper.

    The BBC will then be bringing you all the best live action, highlights and analysis all the way to Wembley.

  14. Bronze for Kinghorn

    Disability sport

    It's turning into a fantastic day for Great Britain at the IPC World Championships in Doha.

  15. Personalise the BBC Sport app

    My Sport app

    Whoever you support, whichever sports you follow, you can now get all the sport that matters to you on one page.

    In the BBC Sport app, you can now create a My Sport page, this page becomes your one-stop shop with news, live coverage and stats tailored to your interests.

    The key benefits of My Sport are:

    • Get all the latest news, reports and features in one place, on the topics you are interested in
    • Scores, results and fixtures for your football teams are automatically updated on your My Sport page
    • My Sport is easy to set-up and edit. You can add or remove topics, and re-order.
  16. Post update

  17. Europa League live

    Football

    Europa League

    Live build-up and coverage of Anderlecht v Tottenham in the Europa League now here.

    Followed by Jurgen Klopp's Anfield debut against Ruben Kazan later on.

  18. Bastian is considering legal action

    Football

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    How about this for a story?

    Bastian Schweinsteiger is considering taking legal action against a Hong Kong company making Nazi dolls that bear a striking resemblance to him.

    The Manchester United midfielder's management company put the matter into the hands of their German-based lawyers earlier this week.

    The dolls, named 'World War II Army Supply Duty - Bastian', are made in China by Dragon in Dream.

    The company told German paper Bild any resemblance was "purely coincidental".

  19. Team news

    Anderlecht v Spurs (18:00 BST)

    Team news in at Tottenham. Build-up followed by live coverage on the BBC Sport website in 10 minutes.

    Cameroon forward Clinton Njie makes his first start for the club tonight after seven substitute appearances so far.

  20. Communist golfers banned

    Golf

    A blow for any Chinese communist golfers out there...

    The Chinese Communist Party has banned all 88 million of its members from joining golf clubs, in its latest update of party discipline rules.

    Extravagant eating and drinking, and abuse of power, are also formally banned, said Xinhua news agency.

  21. Post update

    Davies won gold in the shot put in the IPC World Championships in Doha, 10 weeks after having hernia surgery...

  22. Carlisle sign Bury's Hope on loan

    Football

    Carlisle United have brought in striker Hallam Hope on a one-month loan deal from League One side Bury.

    Hope, 21, joined Bury permanently from Everton in January 2015 after two loan spells at Gigg Lane.

  23. Gold for Hann

    Disability sport

    More medals for Britain in the IPC World Championships in Doha.

    A gold medal and a world record for Sophie Hann who ran 12.60 seconds in the T38 100m.

    Minutes before, Abbie Hunnisett won bronze in the  F32 club throw with Gemma Prescott finishing fourth.

  24. 'A difficult moment'

    Aston Villa v Swansea (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Garry Monk

    Swansea City manager Garry Monk insists he can cope with the pressure as his side aim to end a six-game winless run.  

    "We are in a difficult moment," he said.

    "We're not playing at the performance levels we have [previously] but it's my job as manager and the players' responsibility to come through it.

    "No-one puts more pressure on me than myself. This is an opportunity for us to put things right."

  25. Football

    Anderlecht v Tottenham

    Not long now until the Europa League kicks into gear again. Follow live commentary online at BBC Sport. 

  26. An email from Steve...

    Football

    Steve McClaren

    Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is doing his best to win the club's fans around.

    He has sent an email to supporters, stressing he knows the importance of Sunday's derby with Sunderland.

    "Quite simply it is one of the most important days of the season," it reads. "I don't need reminding that we have lost the last five derbies and for everyone associated with the club that is unbearable."

    Happy with his efforts Magpies fans?

  27. American Football

    Good news NFL fans...

  28. World Cup mind games

    Rugby Union

    Steve Hansen and the All Blacks

    Someone sound the mind games siren. New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen believes that South Africa counterpart Heyneke Meyer's lavish praise of the All Blacks this week is a World Cup semi-final tactic.

    "Behind closed doors, I don't think he will be doing that with his team. He is trying to paint a picture that they (South Africa) will have to play the best game they've ever played in their life. 

    "At the same time, he is trying to tell our guys that you just turn up and win. We would be very foolish to fall into that trap. We've got to turn up with our 'A' game, and a little bit more. He's a cunning wee devil, Heyneke. He has been praising us all week and, while I know he means some of it, I know they're getting ready to rip our heads off."

  29. Latest from Doha

    Athletics

    Elizabeth Hudson

    BBC Sport at IPC Athletics Championships, Doha

    Hannah Cockroft

    Britain's Hannah Cockroft speaks to BBC Radio 5 live after winning the T34 100m at the IPC World Championships in Doha.

    Cockroft is one of two GB gold medallists in the session so far after newcomer Kadeena Cox triumphed in the T37 100m.

    "I really wanted to hold that 100m title a year out from Rio to send out a warning to show I am still the one to beat," said Cockroft.

  30. Pakistan frustrate England

    Cricket

    After England took early wickets, Pakistan made the tourists' bowlers toil on day one of the second Test in Dubai. Mark Wood has been speaking to TMS about the day, which ended 282-4...

  31. A 'special' normal one

    Football

    Jurgen Klopp

    BBC North West Tonight recently travelled to Germany for the match between Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, two of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's former clubs, to assess fans' views on his move to the Premier League.

    Klopp spent 18 years as a player and then manager at Mainz before moving to Dortmund where he won the Bundesliga twice and reached the Champions League final.

    BBC North West Tonight's Stuart Pollitt reports in this video.

  32. Refs will always make mistakes

    Rugby Union

    Steve Hansen

    New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen believes that refereering mistakes are a fact of life in rugby union. 

    Hansen's comments follow the controversy that marred last Sunday's World Cup quarter-final when South African referee Craig Joubert incorrectly awarded Australia their decisive penalty against Scotland. 

    Hansen said: "The referees make mistakes. As long as they take a breath, they will make them, because players do and coaches do. 

    "So if you can accept that, the best way to avoid that mistake being the game-winning mistake, for want of a better term, is to make sure you are in front by enough for it not to be."

  33. Wolves help neighbours Sporting Khalsa

    Football

    Sporting Khalsa play in the ninth tier of English football and they're busy preparing for the biggest game in their history - an FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie against FC United of Manchester on Saturday.

    Midlands neighbours Wolves have offered their support by allowing the non-league side to use their multi-million pound training complex this evening.

    Kenny Jackett

    "All I can do is wish them all the best," Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett told BBC WM. "It would be fantastic if they could progress.

    "They've got to this stage and will be desperate for that to continue. It will be great for them and I think they'll enjoy it.

    "Hopefully this helps them and gives them inspiration for the future."

  34. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    We would like to know your most unlikely sporting comparisons...  

    Ibrahim Ovic: Marko Marin was once known as the German Messi...

    Ben Dinnery: Jack Colback. The Ginger Pirlo. Good grief. 

    Andy Dryden: Sporting comparisions - Ray Parlour - -"The Romford Pele"  

  35. TMS podcast

    Cricket

    Day one of the second Test between Pakistan and England ended with the former on 282-4...

  36. Bantams lose injured Davies

    And, to make it a hat-trick of injury news, Bradford City striker Steven Davies will be out for "10 to 12 weeks" because of a knee problem.

    The 27-year-old had to go off during Tuesday evening's League One win over Bury.

  37. Injury setback for Sky Blues

    Sticking with the injury news and Coventry City defender Reda Johnson will not play again this season because of a hamstring tendon injury.

    The 26-year-old had to be helped off during Saturday's goalless draw against Blackpool.

    Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire: "He's obviously a miss for us, as he's been a man-mountain this year." 

  38. Bournemouth news conference

    Bournemouth v Tottenham (Sunday, 14;05 BST)

    Artur Boruc

    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is speaking to the media and admits he is unsure about the extent of goalkeeper Artur Boruc's injury.

    The stopper withdrew before kick off in their weekend defeat toby Manchester City after injuring his thigh in the warm-up.

    The Cherries don't get a lot of luck with injuries. They've already lost summer signings Tyrone Mings and Max Gradel and top-scorer Callum Wilson.

  39. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    We would like to know your most unlikely sporting comparisons...

    Abudallah Ibrahim: David Bellion to be the next Thierry Henry.

    Matt Waring: At Everton, Kevin Kilbane had the nickname of 'Zinedine Kilbane', which with all due respect was a bit of a stretch!   

    Ron: In any sport? Deshawn Stevenson being compared to Michael Jordan.  

  40. Going for gold...aged 14

    Disability sport

    Kare Adenegan is competing in the Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships and is the youngest member of the British squad.

    The 14-year-old who lives with Diplegic Cerebral Palsy, is ranked fifth in the world in wheelchair racing.

    5 live's Phil Mackie joined her in a training session with her coach and her parents, Karen and Bunmi Adenegan.

    Kare's parents said she "wasn't able" to do sport in school, but now she's "excelling" in wheelchair racing.

  41. Gold and silver for GB

    Disability sport

    Success for Britain in the IPC World Championships...

    Gold for Kadeena Cox and silver for Georgie Hermitage...

  42. Europa League preview

    Football

    Europa League

    After the Champions League comes the Europa League. It is the way of the footballing world. And so, following two days of Europe's premier competition we have a Thursday of, well, Uefa's other tournament. 

    There is a notable British presence, with unbeaten Tottenham heading to Belgium to face Anderlecht, Jurgen Klopp taking on his first European game as Liverpool boss against Rubin Kazan, and Celtic are in Norway to face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Molde.

    We'll have a live text commentary on these games, running from about 17:15 BST.

  43. Newcastle news conference

    Sunderland v Newcastle (Sunday, 12:00 BST)

    Newcastle must be a little bit buoyed by Sunday's stunning 6-2 win over Norwich.

    But, according to boss Steve McClaren, no one is getting carried away ahead of a big, big derby against Sunderland on Sunday.

    He said: "It's been a normal week for us and that's what we have tried to do. We try to be as level as possible all the time.  

    "The approach for this game is no different and should be no different. We have to play the game and not the occasion."

  44. Pakistan frustrate England

    Cricket

    Mark Wood (left) frustrated

    Day one of the second Test between Pakistan and England has drawn to a close and the home side have ended on top. A disciplined bowling performance from the tourists had earlier seen Pakistan reduced to 178-4 but a hundred from Misbah-ul-Haq has swung the game in his side's favour.

    You can follow the reaction to day one here.

  45. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    We want to hear about your most unlikely sporting comparisons.

    Gerrardinho: Welsh Xavi. Need I say more? 

    Kane Woodgate: Gerard Houllier saying the Bruno Cheyrou and Salif Diao will be the next Zidane and Viera.

  46. Leicester news conference

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

    More gold from Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri...

  47. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    So Jamie Vardy isn't Neymar apparently? (see 14:19 BST)

    But it isn't unlike football managers to big up their players is it? Steve Kean compared David Goodwillie to a young Wayne Rooney at Blackburn Rovers, while Sean Dyche is often labelled the 'Ginger Mourinho'.

    We want your suggestions of some of the more unlikely comparisons in sport..

    Tweet #bbcsportsday.

  48. Are young footballers being overused?

    Vote results

    Today's vote asked came off the back of Jurgen Klopp's claims that England are treating young players "like horses". So, we asked; are young footballers being overused? Well, your answers are in and 60% of you have decided that yes, they are. 29% say no and 11% are not sure.

  49. Vardy is not Neymar

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

    BBC Radio Leicester

    Jamie Vardy

    Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is talking to the media and, apparently, you can't compare Jamie Vardy with Neymar and Thomas Muller.

    "It's too early to talk about this. I hope he can improve. If he can continue it'll be fantastic.

    "We don't sell Vardy. He's very happy here. Nobody goes in January. Not him, not Riyad, not Schlupp."

  50. Question of Sport

    It's time... drum roll please.

    Our Question of Sport teaser asked Since 2012/13, which six teams have played in the Premier League & made the Europa League Group Stage?

    The answer? Everton, Liverpool, Newcastle, Swansea, Tottenham and Wigan.

    Get it right? Of course you did.

  51. Arsenal training methods criticised

    Football

    Aaron Ramsey receives treatment

    Former Wales and Netherlands assistant coach Raymond Verheijen has responded to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s suggestion that playing for Wales in a Euro 2016 qualifier contributed to Aaron Ramsey's latest hamstring injury.

    Ramsey came off during Arsenal's 2-0 Champions League win over Bayern Munich on 20 October, having played 90 minutes against Watford on 17 October. He played all of Wales' 2-0 win over Andorra on 13 October

    "There are six or seven players at Arsenal who are consistently injured for weeks or months every season,” he told BBC Wales Sport. "It tells you something is going wrong at Arsenal in terms of over-training these young players. As a result, their bodies are breaking down."

  52. Fifa scandal

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    BBC Sport has learnt that Spain’s Angel Maria Villar Llona was the only Fifa executive to oppose greater transparency over on-going ethics investigations when the matter was voted on this week.

    Fifa’s executive committee decided to relax the rules that prevented football officials under investigation from being named.

    Fifa sources have confirmed to BBC Sport that a vote took place on Tuesday in Zurich (19 to 1 in favour).

    Villar Llona, the former head of Spain and Portugal’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup, was the only executive to object.

  53. Leicester news conference

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

  54. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    We are wanting to hear your suggestions for sports people who have gone from villain to hero.

    Hey Big Swearer: What about Jonjo Shelvey against Liverpool a few years ago? Scored one, made one but at fault for both Liverpool goals.

    Richard Todd: Stuart Pearce missing THAT penalty in Italia 90, then more than redeeming himself vs Spain, Euro 96. 

  55. Post update

    Football

    Manchester City fans will be glad to see this duo on their way back...

  56. Brits go for medals in Doha

    Athletics

    Elizabeth Hudson

    BBC Sport at IPC Athletics Championships, Doha

    "After Aled Davies's gold this morning, Great Britain will be hoping for more medal success this afternoon at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha.

    "Leeds sprinter Kadeena Cox set a new world record in the T37 100m heats this morning and along with team-mate Georgie Hermitage, who set a lifetime best, will be bidding for gold at 14:48 BST.

    European, world and Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft will defend her T34 100m title against teenage rival Kare Adenagen at 14:56 while Sophie Hahn (T38 100m) and Dan Greaves (F44 discus) will also be aiming to add to the GB medal tally."

  57. Crystal Palace news conference

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

    Want to see some goals? Go to Leicester then, according to Palace boss Alan Pardew

    "The chance of this game being 0-0 is zero. If you're going to Leicester, expect to see some goals," he said.

    "I think we have the quality in the side to win more home games than away games this season, I really believe that - even now.

    "I'll be disappointed if they're eating pizza this weekend! We'll be looking to throw as much offensive action at them as we can."

    Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri promised his side pizza if they kept a clean sheet the other week.

    lEICESTER
  58. Post update

  59. More injury woe for Ramsey

    Football

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expects midfielder Aaron Ramsey to be out for some time and could miss Wales' friendly with the Netherlands on 13 November.

    "He had a scan today but he's out. I believe he will be out until after the next international break," Wenger said.

    Ramsey has a hamstring injury.

  60. Crystal Palace news conference

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

    Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is speaking to the media ahead of their trip to Leicester on Sunday.

    He still isn't happy about Dwight Gayle's sending off at the weekend...

    "There's a bit of frustration in there," he said. "Having said that, I spoke to Dwight and he understands it can't happen again.  

    "Don't know if there's too much that can help them (referees). Better training, facilities and analysis after the games. A bit more feedback would help them to help us."

  61. A long way back

    Football

    Here's one to cheer you up Bolton fans.... or not.

    Bolton Wanderers may never make it back to the Premier League, if they are relegated this season.

    That's the view of the former  boss Sam Allardyce, who's told BBC Radio Manchester the club – who are bottom of the Championship with just one win from 12 games - are in financial crisis, and need to recruit players to beat the drop.

    You can hear the interview here.

    Sam Allardyce
  62. BBC coverage

    Video

    Ready for a break? Why not have a watch of some of the cracking videos that are on the BBC Sport page..

    Young players are treated like horses: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accuses England of handling young players "like horses".

    Sobers sheds tears for West Indies cricket:West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers sheds tears during a news conference in Sri Lanka over the state of the game in his homeland.

    Football fans throw chairs in Manchester fight: Four Polish fans have been arrested after men threw chairs at each other during a fight in Manchester city centre.

  63. Ronaldo campaigns for blood donors

    Football

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is today launching a campaign to inspire young people to help save lives by becoming lifelong blood donors: the #BeThe1 (Be the One) movement.  

    The campaign has been driven by the significant shortage of young people giving blood currently.

  64. The winter's coming

    Football

    Fans and players might have to wear the sunglasses to avoid the glare...

  65. VOTE NOW - English youngsters

    Football

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accuses England of handling young players "like horses", after Jordan Rossiter returned from Under-19 international duty with a hamstring injury.

    "Young players are our future. If we handle them like horses we get horses," he said.

    Do you agree? We have just started a vote (available near the top or right-hand side of this page). You can watch Klopp's quotes and then decide if you agree.

    The vote closes at 14:00, with results available shortly after that.

    Terms and conditions apply.

    Jurgen Klopp
  66. Build-up for Lisbon derby

    Football

    Benfica play Sporting this weekend in the Lisbon derby (Sunday, 17:00 BST). Coach Jorge Jesus left Benfica for Sporting this summer, as if the rivalry needed any extra spice.

    Steve is a reporter for BBC World Service.

  67. Thursday press conferences

    Football

    There are still plenty of Premier League press conferences to come today. Here is the list of clubs sticking their manager to answer questions on the weekend's fixtures...

    Watford 13:00

    Bournemouth 13:00

    Crystal Palace 13:15

    Leicester City 14:00

    Newcastle 14:00

    Swansea 14:00

  68. Morgan defends World Cup fitness

    Ben Morgan

    Gloucester number eight Ben Morgan has defended his performances for England at the World Cup and insisted he was fully fit for the tournament.

    The 26-year-old, who was named in the squad after recovering from a broken leg, was among players criticised in the media following England's early exit.

    "I feel great. I put a lot of work in over the injured period," he told BBC Gloucestershire. 

  69. Four debutants for New Zealand

    Rugby League

    Jordan Kahu

    This Friday, Leeds Rhinos take on New Zealand in a warm-up game ahead of the latter's upcoming tour, which gets under way on 1 November.

    Adrian Morley will play in his final match for first club Leeds, while the Kiwis have handed debuts to four players: Jordan Kahu will start in the centres and Tuimoala Lolohea at half, while Kodi Nikorima and Sio Siua Taukeiaho are named on the bench.

  70. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    We want to know your suggestions for sports people who have gone from zero to hero...

    Buddha B'der: Ricky Villa trudging off despondently along the touchline in the 1981 FA Cup Final only to score his wonder goal in the replay. 

    Dave Jagger: Ryan Hall vs Huddersfield, last game of this season. Useless for 79:55 then scores on the last play to win game and league. 

    Max Baggins-Craig: Zero to hero: C.Ronaldo, got Rooney sent off in Eng v Portugal, Utd fans hated him at start of season, but all was forgotten.

  71. Is it the All Blacks' year?

    Rugby Union

    New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is speaking ahead his side's Rugby World Cup semi-final against South Africa on Saturday...

  72. Derby day

    Football

    Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is not the only one looking forward to derby day, with United entertaining City on Sunday. 

    Plenty of derbies this weekend with Sunderland v Newcastle and, the big one, Cardiff City v Bristol City. Yes, the Severnside derby is a thing...

  73. Carlton back in the game

    Football

    Striker Carlton Cole has been out of work since leaving West Ham at the end of last season. He's not unemployed anymore...

  74. Post update

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    The Uefa match delegate from Manchester City's 2-1 win over Sevilla has reported disruption during the Champions League anthem.

    Disciplinary proceedings will therefore be opened against the club.

    The case will be heard in November.

  75. One change for All Blacks

    Rugby Union

    Joe Moody

    New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has made one change to the starting line-up that defeated France 62-13 in their quarter-final on 17 October.

    Joe Moody replaces the injured Wyatt Crockett (groin) at loose-head prop.

    One is the least number of changes that the All Blacks have made to their starting line-up so far in the tournament. 

    New Zealand

    1. Moody 2. Coles 3. O Franks 4. Retallick 5. Whitelock 6. Kaino 7. McCaw 8. Read 9. A Smith 10. Carter 11. Savea 12. Nonu 13. C Smith 14. Milner-Skudder 15. BSmith

    Replacements:

    16. Mealamu 17. B Franks 18. Faumuina 19. Vito 20. Cane 21. Kerr-Barlow 22. Barrett 23. Williams

  76. Sam Allardicio?

    Football

    Sam Allardyce and Carlo Ancelotti

    Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce probably isn't often compared to Carlo Ancelotti.

    But that is exactly what Black Cats striker Fabio Borini has done in today's Sunderland Echo.

    He said: "I found out with Ancelotti and the big managers, that they were caring about every single thing from set plays to throw-ins.That’s what the manager has been doing here since day one."

    Big Sam has always said he could manager Real Madrid...

  77. LATEST GOSSIP

    Want a bit more gossip? You are in luck...

    Independent via L'Equipe: Chelsea and Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 24, is seeking a move away from Stamford Bridge to join Real Madrid. 

    Daily Mirror: Liverpool are leading the chase to sign 18-year-old Porto midfielder Ruben Neves having again sent scouts to Portugal to monitor his progress. 

    Daily Star:  Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, is set to be offered the chance to end his career in America's Major League Soccer - with their sister club New York City. 

  78. LATEST GOSSIP

    The Liverpool Echo report The FA will speak to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to clear up the concerns he raised about the treatment of young Reds midfielder Jordan Rossiter while away with U19s duty in recent qualifiers.

    The German said 'young players are treated like horses' after Rossiter played three games in six days.

  79. McLoughlin into the final

    Disability sport

    More success for Great Britain in the IPC World Championship in Doha...

    It's third place and automatic qualification for Jenny McLoughlin in the first semi-final of the T37 100m at the IPC World Championships.  

  80. Modern-day Boycott

    Cricket

    The carrier pigeons obviously weren't around...

    You can follow England's second Test against Pakistan here.

    Pakistan are currently 153-3.

  81. Get Involved

    Zero to hero

    We are asking for your examples of sports people going from zero to hero, after Manchester United's Anthony Martial gave away a penalty before earning the Reds a point against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

    Ihtisham Hussain: Pakistan cricket team starting awful in the 92 world cup losing to India, West Indies bowled out for 74 v England. Then going on to win the world cup beating Australia and New Zealand before beating England in the final lead by Imran Khan.

    Bradley Handelaar: Nemanja Matic, surplus to requirements at Chelsea & sold to Benfica in 2011, comes back 4 years later and wins the title.

    Chris: Federico mechaeda when his late winning goals kept United in the title race and effectively won it for them in 08/09 season.

    You can send your suggestions to us via Twitter on #bbcsportsday.

  82. Rogers in at Liverpool

    Football

    Scott Rogers

    Liverpool Ladies have promoted assistant boss Scott Rogers to the manager's job.

    The 29-year-old was assistant to Matt Beard, who has joined Boston Breakers, for the last three years. Under the duo they won the 2013 and 2014 Women's Super League One titles, although they finished second from bottom this year.

    Rogers said: “We have had a tremendous run and although we were unfortunate with injuries last season we have a young, hungry squad and I am confident we will be competitive again next season.”

    Reds chief executive Ian Ayre said: “We are delighted to now appoint Scott as the new manager and I’m looking forward to next season to carry on with the great progress that’s been made to date.”

  83. Champions League TOTW

    Football

    Team of the week

    Barcelona dominate this week's Champions League Team of the Week with four players in the XI.

    Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech makes it in after a fine display against Bayern Munich - but he is the only Premier League player who makes the grade.  

    Have a closer look at the team here.Fair enough? 

  84. Question of Sport teaser

    It is that time again...

    Kettle on? Brain engaged? Yes, it is the Question of Sport teaser.

    Since 2012-13, which six teams have played in the Premier League and made the Europa League group stage?

    Go.

    We will give you the answers later.

  85. Ward wins again

    Tennis

    James Ward

    With the Davis Cup final just over a month away, James Ward has won back to back matches for the first time since Wimbledon.

    He is into the quarter-finals of the Challenger event in Bangalore, where admittedly the level of competition is far below what he would encounter in the final against Belgium.

    Will he get the nod for the biggie?

  86. Gossip

    Football

    More bad news for Manchester City according to the Daily Mail.

    They report the club expect to be charged by Uefa over fans booing the Champions League anthem on Wednesday night.

    City beat Sevilla 2-1. 

  87. Wales to meet Netherlands

    Football

    Wales celebrate

    Wales will play the Netherlands in a friendly on 13 November at the Cardiff City Stadium. 

    "We produced an excellent display when we last met the Netherlands," Wales manager Chris Coleman said.

    "We look forward to welcoming the Dutch to Cardiff for what I'm sure will prove to be a valuable and entertaining match as we begin preparations for Euro 2016 in France."

    At least one of these teams are playing in Euro 2016... Sorry any Netherlands fans out there..

  88. 100 years on...

    Cricket

    The most famous Bristolian?

    Wallace or Gromit? Gareth Chilcott? Banksy?

    It has to be cricketing legend W.G. Grace doesn't it?

    Tomorrow marks 100 years since his death and you can watch BBC's Inside Out West campaign for a statue to be erected in Bristol to celebrate his life.

    Over the course of 43 years, William Gilbert scored 54,896 first-class runs, 126 centuries and took 2,876 wickets.  

    W.G.Grace
  89. Cox breaks World record

    Disability sport

    More news on the world record broken by Kadeena Cox in the IPC World Championships in Doha.

    GB sprinter Cox broke the world record in the T37 100m heats. 

    She set a time of 13.59 seconds, beating the previous best of 13.68 and will go in the final later at 14:48 BST along with fellow Britons Georgie Hermitage and Jenny McLoughlin. 

  90. BBC coverage

  91. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    We are asking for your examples of sports people going from zero to hero, after Manchester United's Anthony Martial gave away a penalty before earning the Reds a point against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

    Ihtisham Hussain: Brian Lara vs England 2004. 100 runs in 6 innings from first 3 tests then the record breaking 400 not out in the 4th Test. 

    Ayo Obit: Jonjo Shelvey for Swansea vs Liverpool in 2013! Hero to Zero and vice-versa for BOTH sets of fans in the same game! 

    I Gusti Bagus Aginda: Beckham. An infamous one in WC 98 and a hero in England's qualification to Euro 2000 Beckham. 

    You can send your suggestions to us via Twitter on #bbcsportsday. 

  92. Cruyff diagnosed with cancer

    Football

    Johan Cruyff

    Former Netherlands great Johan Cruyff has been diagnosed with lung cancer, according to reports in Spain.

    Radio station RAC1 and Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo have said the 68-year-old was diagnosed on Tuesday and is currently undergoing tests to discover the extent of his illness.

    Cruyff helped his country reach the World Cup final in 1974.

    He also won three consecutive European Cups with Ajax and went on to play and manage at Barcelona.

  93. Big Sam's boys

    Football

    Paul Bracewell

    It is a veritable appointment-fest at Sunderland today.Following Mark Taylor coming in as the club’s performance director, Paul Bracewellwill become assistant to Sam Allardyce andRobbie Stockdalehas been appointed as first-team coach.

  94. West Ham news conference

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

    West Ham United

    West Ham United

    It seems Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho still has his admirers...

    "They are the champions and he is the best manager around. I am looking forward to it," said Hammers boss Slaven Bilic.

     "I know Mourinho's team are always hungry and no-one expected them to be where they are now. Sometimes that happens in football.  

    "I have watched all their games. If there was something major wrong he would be the first to change it. I see them finishing in top four.

  95. West Ham news conference

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

    West Ham United

    West Ham United

    West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is talking to the media ahead of Saturday's visit of Chelsea...

    "We are going to try to continue to play good football. With a bit of luck and staying away from injuries we have a chance in every game.

    "Every game in the Premier League is extremely dangerous. All the opponents are top class. We have to improve our home form." 

  96. World record for Cox

    Disability sport

    We have a new world record in the T37 100m in Doha. Take a bow, Kadeena Cox...

  97. Cleverley could return against Arsenal

    Football

    Tom Cleverley

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez says he will wait to see how midfielder Tom Cleverley comes through the next two training sessions before deciding whether the midfielder is ready to return for the game against Arsenal.

    Cleverley, who has been out injured since August, made his comeback from an ankle problem for the Under-21s against Schalke on Tuesday, successfully playing an hour without any complaints.

    “We will see how he [Cleverley] reacts from the game on Tuesday and the next two sessions are very important to measure that," said Martinez.

  98. Performance director appointed at Sunderland

    Football

    Stadium of Light

    A bit of breaking news at Sunderland...

    Hot on the heels of Sam Allardyce's appointment as manager, they have brought in Mark Taylor as the club’s performance director.

    "The over-arching role will see Taylor take responsibility for key areas of the club’s football operation, including sports science, strength and conditioning, medical, performance analysis and the first-team coaching staff," the club say.

  99. Disability sport

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Doha: It's a hot morning here in Doha for the opening day of the IPC Athletics World Championships - and Britain have already got their first gold medal.

    Welshman Aled Davies, who is one of the more experienced heads on the team, despite only being 24, successfully retained his F42 shot title, 10 weeks after hernia surgery.

    "If I was an egg, I think I'd be hard-boiled," said a thrilled Davies afterwards. 

    "This is the hottest I have ever competed in. I competed in Taiwan in 2007 and I thought that was hot, but this is something else. But you just have to deal with it and I think we have managed that quite successfully."

    Aled Davies
  100. Ewers agrees new Chiefs deal

    Exeter Chiefs back-row Dave Ewers, 26, has signed a two-year contract extension to run until the summer of 2018.

    "In most people's opinions he should have at least been involved in the 50-man England squad, and in a lot of people's opinions the 31-man squad and been at the World Cup," said head coach Rob Baxter.

  101. England get another

    Cricket

    England have struck again after lunch. Shan Masood has fallen to Jimmy Anderson, caught behind by Jos Buttler. He was looking pretty good as well, the Pakistan opener, making 54 before Jimmy struck.

    You can follow live text commentary of the match here.

  102. BBC coverage

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Plenty for you to listen to across BBC Radio 5 live this morning...

    Manchester City 2-1 Sevilla:Listen back to all three goals as a late Kevin De Bruyne goal helped Manchester City to a 2-1 win over Sevilla in the Champions League group stage.

    Steve Evans: I told the players my contract runs out onFriday:Leeds United are renowned for disposing of their managers quickly since Massimo Cellino took over, but their new manager Steve Evans sees the lighter side.

    Podcast - 5 live's football daily: Rooney awful for the hundredth time in a row'.

  103. Disability sport

    Davies wins gold

    A strong start to the IPC World Championships for Great Britain in Doha with Wales' Aled Davies defending his F42 shot put title with a record throw.

    The first of many hopefully....

  104. Zero to hero

    Get Involved

    Off the back of Anthony Martial's display for Manchester United in Moscow last night, we asked for your notable sporting zero to hero tales...

    Will Dale: Adil Rashid's test debut.

    Buddha B'der: Beckham's long road from 1998 World Cup sending-off to his star performance against Greece in 2001.

    El rapha: Drogba equalizes and then concedes a penalty against bayern before winning the #UCL for #CFC in that same match.

    You can send your suggestions to us via Twitter on #bbcsportday.

  105. Can Big Sam save Sunderland?

    Sunderland v Newcastle (Sunday, 12:00)

    Sam Allardyce

    New Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce popped into the BBC studios this morning to discuss the release of his new book - which, naturally, is titled 'Big Sam'.

    He also spoke to BBC Radio Five live about Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby against Newcastle, which will be only his second game in charge of the Premier League's bottom side.

    "The feeling in the north east runs passionately as we all know," said the 61-year-old.

    "In the last few seasons they’ve been fighting around the relegation zone, but whenever this game has come around, they’ve produced a performance that you’d like to see every week. 

    "Winning these games means everything to the Sunderland fans."

  106. Machan signs new Sussex deal

    Cricket

    Sussex and Scotland batsman Matt Machan has agreed a new three-year deal with the county to run until the end of the 2018 season.

    The 24-year-old left-hander made 955 Championship runs this summer at an average of 39.79, including three centuries.

  107. Sehwag speaks

    Cricket

  108. Lunch in Dubai

    Cricket

    England celebrate the wicket of Shoaib Malik

    They have reached lunch on day one of then second Test between Pakistan and England in Dubai. Here is the report from our live commentary man Marc Higginson...

    Quote Message: England took two wickets on the first morning of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai. Pakistan again won the toss on another pitch ideal for batting, albeit one that has offered more assistance than the drawn first Test in Abu Dhabi. Shan Masood's unbeaten 54 took the hosts to 85-2 at the end of the first session. England did strike twice in four overs - Moeen Ali had Mohammad Hafeez caught at short leg and Ben Stokes, passed fit after illness, had Younus Khan brilliantly held by Jonny Bairstow in the same position.
  109. Rolling back the years...

    Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney

    On this day five years ago, Wayne Rooney signed a new five-year deal with Manchester United, having initially said he wanted to leave the Red Devils.

    Two years before that David Beckham agreed a loan move from LA Galaxy to AC Milan.

    And in 2000, Peter Taylor - now Kerala Blasters manager - was named England caretaker boss for the friendly with Italy.

    Kerala Blasters. Great name.

  110. Zero to hero

    Get Involved

    Anthony Martial and Antonio Valencia

    Anthony Martial went from zero to hero last night for Manchester United, giving away a penalty with a handball before scoring his team's equaliser.

    After the game, United boss Louis van Gaal said: "He is a human being, he reacts and it is a stupid reaction but sometimes things will happen. It's the first time that it happens and if it's happening always with me it's a pity.

    "But he was not affected at half-time so I was very happy with his performance."

    What we would like to know is; what are sport's best zero to hero examples? Which players have had a howler only to then redeem themselves?

    Send your examples to us on Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsday.

  111. Press conferences

    Football

    Roberto Martinez

    Wenger's Arsenal side face Everton this weekend. Toffees boss Roberto Martinez will be speaking to the press at about 09:00 BST - the first of a number of conferences ahead of this weekend's action.

  112. Happy birthday Arsene

    Football

    Today isArsene Wenger's birthday. His 66th birthday to be precise. His players have already given him a pretty good early presentwith Tuesday's win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League.We feel embarrassed, because we haven't got him anything. Must have missed the reminder on Facebook.

  113. Take a seat

    Football

    Things took a nasty turn in Manchester city centre yesterday. Four Polish football fans were arrested after men threw chairs at each other during a fight.

    The trouble flared ahead of Manchester City's Champions League group match against Spanish side Sevilla at the Etihad Stadium.

    Reports suggest some of the people involved in the trouble were wearing the colours of Polish club Slask Wroclaw, whose fans have clashed with those of Sevilla recently.

  114. Neigh good for players

    Football

    Following on from the Mirror headline I brought you earlier, here is the video of Jurgen Klopp talking about players being treated like horses. 

    This was sparked by Jordan Rossiter returning from Under-19 international duty with a hamstring injury after playing three matches of 90 minutes during the last international break. Apparently, England also had him on a diet of hay and sugar lumps.

    Jurgen Klopp
  115. Handy Martial rescues United

    Football

    Manchester United players celebrate

    Meanwhile, in Russia...

    Anthony Martial had a down and up night as he rescued a point for a laboured Manchester United after having handed CSKA Moscow a penalty.

    Seydou Doumbia gave CSKA the lead, reacting first after David De Gea saved Roman Eremenko's penalty, awarded for a handball by Martial.

    United improved after the break with Martial making up for his mistake by heading in Antonio Valencia's cross.

    They are now second in Group B as Wolfsburg beat PSV Eindhoven to go top.

  116. De Bruyne to the rescue

    Football

    Kevin de Bruyne

    Back to the football and Manchester City snatched a big win in the Champions League last night in dramatic circumstances...

    Kevin de Bruyne's 91st-minute winner gave City victory over Group D rivals Sevilla.

    The Spanish side had taken a deserved lead when Vitolo's cross was turned in by the impressive Yevhen Konoplyanka.

    City quickly equalised when Wilfried Bony's close-range shot was deflected home off Adil Rami after good work by Yaya Toure.

  117. Got him!

    Cricket

    We have a wicket in the cricket! Mohammad Hafeez has gone, caught by Jonny Bairstow off Moeen Ali. Maybe there is something in this for England? Pakistan had been going well before that. Judging by this tweet from Michael Vaughan, Geoffrey Boycott is in good form...

  118. Today's press conferences

    Football

    Plenty of Premier League news conferences previewing this weekend's games coming up today. We'll bring you the highlights from each and every one here.

    Everton 09:00

    West Ham 09:30

    Watford 13:00

    Bournemouth 13:00

    Crystal Palace 13:15

    Leicester City 14:00

    Newcastle 14:00

    Swansea 14:00

  119. Thursday's papers

    Daily Mirror

    Mirror back page

    And the Mirror? Well, they're still basking in the Jurgen Klopp love-in. I suspect, though, that this story only made it on to their back page so they could make that pun.

  120. Thursday's back page

    Times

    Times back page

    The Times agree. It is all about City's important win over the Spanish side.

  121. Thursday's papers

    Daily Express

    Express back page

    Today's back pages separate the papers into two camps: City or United. The Express, as you can see, are firmly in favour of City's last-gasp triumph over Sevilla - courtesy of mega-money signing Kevin de Bruyne.

  122. Welcome to Sportsday

    Dubai International Stadium

    Morning all and welcome to another Sportsday. The live sport is already up and running this morning (in a far warmer place than Salford Quays). The second Test between Pakistan and England got under way at about 7am in Dubai. Pakistan are batting on an absolute road, so if you want to stay across that be aware that wickets are likely to be at a premium.

    Here are today's back pages...