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Summary

  1. R. Ireland will reach Euros if they beat Bosnia (19:45 GMT)
  2. Mason replaces Delph in England squad
  3. Murray beats Ferrer 6-4 6-4 at World Tour Finals
  4. McDowell wins OHL Classic in Mexico

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By Luke Reddy and Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Can O'Neill lead Republic to France?

    Football

    Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane

    Don't forget we have coverage of the second leg of Republic of Ireland's crucial Euro 2016 play-off against Bosnia-Herzegovina. The tie is all square at 1-1 but Martin O'Neill's side have a crucial away goal and will have the hopes of a nation behind them. Kick-off is at 19:45 GMT. You can follow all the build-up right here.

    And with that, we say goodbye from another day on Sportsday. Goodbye.

  2. France news conference

    Football

    Joe Wilson

    BBC News sports correspondent

    "Today's media conference was a serious, sombre occasion with both France's captain and manager addressing the magnitude of the occasion. 

    "As Didier Deschamps described it, this match is a 'duty'. Hugo Lloris meanwhile spoke of a 'moment of solidarity' between France and England. It's clear that the decision to go ahead with this game was made by the Federation and the players are doing their best to get in the right frame of mind to actually perform. But as Deschamps said, this match now has a significance to the French nation far beyond French football."

  3. McNamara future yet to be decided

    Rugby League

    The Rugby Football League will take its time over the possible re-appointment of Steve McNamara as England coach, with a decision not expected until the New Year at the earliest. 

    The 44-year-old former Bradford boss' tenure came after leading England to a series-clinching win over New Zealand on Saturday. He will now return to the Sydney Roosters, where he works full-time as an assistant coach. 

    RFL chief executive Nigel Wood said: "We will sit down with Steve at an appropriate time in the coming months to discuss the progress of the England programme and the national team and to talk about the future."

  4. England-France friendly

    Football

    London mayor Boris Johnson, who will attend the England-France friendly on Tuesday night said it was "absolutely right" for the match to go ahead, in spite of the attacks in Paris. 

    "The horrific atrocities perpetrated in Paris on Friday were an attack on our very way of life, our freedom, our democracy," he said. "Of course we can never be complacent, and tomorrow's game will be policed appropriately, but I can't think of a better riposte to this ideology of hate than to carry on with our lives, our loves and our passions."

  5. Connacht's Russian adventure

    Rugby Union

    Connacht are still enduring a difficult journey back from Russia almost two days after their Challenge Cup game against Enisei-STM ended.

    The Irish province beat the Siberian team 31-14 but then saw their chartered flight home cancelled after the plane developed a technical problem.

    Following a total of two extra nights in Krasnoyarsk, the team made it as far as Moscow earlier today before splitting into groups with some going on to London while others may be forced to stay the night in Amsterdam.

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  6. Quigg v Frampton News Conference

    Boxing

    Carl Frampton faces off with Scott Quigg

    IBF super-bantamweight champion Frampton warned WBA title holder Quigg he would be booed in his home town of Manchester thanks to the legion of fans supporting the Northern Irish fighter.

    "I’m positive I’m going to have more fans in the arena than Scott will have – I’m not trying to put the lad down but he doesn’t sell tickets," said Frampton.

    "I don’t know what it’s going to be like for him standing in Manchester on the ramp as a home fighter and getting booed or a worse reception than me."

    Quigg responded: "Me being booed? No chance. It’s a fight that I know I’m better than him in every department."

  7. Quigg v Frampton News Conference

    Boxing

    Elsewhere, Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton have given a feisty news conference ahead of their super-bantamweight world title unification match.

    The bout takes place in Manchester on 27 February, with each fighter already taking a different approach to the build up.

    Quigg said: "Signing the contract was my Christmas – I won’t be celebrating Christmas this year, I’ll be in the gym fully focused on 27 February and I 100% believe I’ll win that fight on the night."

    Frampton replied: "Although Scott won’t be enjoying Christmas I will be, I’ve got a couple of kids to enjoy it with. I'll have Christmas dinner, take it nice and easy as we’re still two months away from the fight."

  8. France train on Wembley pitch

    Football

    France train on Wembley

    After goalkeeper Hugo Lloris spoke to the media, he has now joined other players in a training session at Wembley. 

  9. Prince to attend England-France friendly

    Football

    During the France news conference, Kensington Palace said: "As President of the Football Association, the Duke of Cambridge Prince William will attend Tuesday's football match at Wembley between England and France."

  10. France news conference

    Football

    Some reaction to the France news conference from journalists who were there. 

  11. France news conference

    Football

    France manager Didier Deschamps: "We have two players who have been profoundly touched by the incidents. Antoine Griezmann was fortunate to have a feeling of relief and happiness, that his sister managed to stay alive despite being at the Bataclan. As for Lassana Diarra, his life has been touched by the deep loss of a relative who he was close to. It was good he stayed with us, I have conversed with him, as all of us have, and his place has been a source of reassurance for us. We have learnt the value of unity and solidarity. I can only repeat the message Lassana has delivered on social media."  

    Didier Deschamps
  12. France news conference

    Football

    France manager Didier Deschamps: "Throughout my career as a coach, football has always had an important function in everyday life. Globally, it has a strong role in society. Sport and football is a way of life in many nations. It is a strong symbol and players can give a great example and be role models on how to behave. The key, to my eye, is that we have the chance to represent those beautiful colours of blue, white and red and we will do that with pride."

  13. France news conference

    Football

    France manager Didier Deschamps: "Sport in general and in particular football, which is the most popular worldwide, has always been a symbol and represents important values. After these events, these values are even more important. Those present on the field of sport tomorrow night have a duty of representing and symbolising the values of sport."

    Didier Deschamps
  14. France news conference

    Football

    France manager Didier Deschamps: "I don't think it's just this group of players, but the whole of France, who will be more proud of our country than they ever were since the 13th of November. Everyone has their own way of dealing with it, but it's important tomorrow night that we are representing our country. This has never been taken lightly by this group of players and the meaning of wearing the shirt has never been forgotten in the past." 

  15. France news conference

    Football

    France manager Didier Deschamps: "It has been a difficult, stressful time, but we have been together and each of us, in our way, has kept up to date with the events. Each player and individual has dealt with this in their own way. The main thing is that we have kept together and shared our grief. We have tried to focus on our work. The time has come to focus on the game and approach it with the dignity and sobriety that the situation deserves."

    Didier Deschamps
  16. France news conference

    Football

    France manager Didier Deschamps: "It is the very first time a stadium, football players and supporters have been a target for a terrorist attack. But sport has a way of uniting people, sport is the very representation of economic and social life; everyday life. 

    "I have always said that it is a huge source of pride for me to represent my country in sport and that has become even more important now. Sport represents a union of diversity and diversity coming together. Lassana Diarra's message put it well; sport has no colour, sport has no religion." 

  17. France news conference

    Football

    France manager Didier Deschamps is asked if he has "a message for the terrorists": "It's difficult to respond, we are here as a staff and management and players, it's hard to make a comment when there have been such atrocities. 

    "As a group we are thinking of the victims and their families and friends, but to be honest I don't want to talk too much on subjects not about the sport. We are representing our country in a particularly poignant moment. 

    "I am really grateful for the messages of solidarity and support all over the world, but especially from the English because we are to play the match [here]. The match will be full of emotion but we have a duty to perform and give a good account of ourselves and represent our country in the right way." 

  18. France news conference

    Football

    France manager Didier Deschamps: "The organiser of Euro 2016, Jacques Lambert, said from the outset that the Euros will take place in France. Uefa, with the French government and security forces will do whatever is needed to ensure it is a secure, safe event."

  19. France news conference

    Football

    France manager Didier Deschamps on the team's awareness of events during Friday's game with Germany: "We were focused on the game and heard the noises. But you are so focused, you aren't aware of what it is. It was not until after, when it came to light the terrible events, what had happened. 

    "When it became clear that Germany wanted to remain in the stadium, independent of what we were recommended to do by the security services, I approached Joachim Low and we said we would remain with them until the right solution was arrived at. We did not get back to Clairefontaine until the late hours. It was difficult to eat or sleep."

  20. France news conference

    Football

    France manager Didier Deschamps on whether there were any concerns about playing the friendly: "We are not here to be going through a decision that was taken on Saturday morning. We are here now to take to the field to represent our country, with even more pride than we normally would and make sure the blue, white and red are proudly represented by the players on the field." 

  21. France news conference

    Football

    France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris on how the events of the last few days affect Euro 2016: "That is something which will be handled by people other than me, I'm confident things will be fine but this is a question for the future." 

    And on the English fans singing the Marseillaise: "It's important for us, for a group of players who will sing together and share that moment. It will be amazing if the England fans can sing the Marseillaise and share in this moment."  

    Didier Deschamps and Hugo Lloris
  22. France news conference

    Football

    France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris: "We had some concerns about the game but the president confirmed that we have to play this game. We respect this decision. It will be a good opportunity to represent the French nation, which is more important than French football tomorrow."

  23. France news conference

    Football

    France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris: "The decision to stay at Clairefontaine was taken quickly. We are human. We would like to have seen our families and those closest to us. But we have discussed the events and kept up to date. The situation has been handled very well by all the team and the backroom staff. We are ready to play tomorrow."

  24. France news conference

    Football

    France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris: "Tomorrow will be a great moment of solidarity. The last three days have been dramatic and I think we were in mourning together. We spent time in Clairefontaine together and I think the president made the best decision to play this game. It will be an opportunity to show character through that game and allow us to share this moment with all the English people." 

  25. France news conference

    Football

    France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris: "We have been touched by messages from all over the globe, particularly in England. I know the English very well from my time with Tottenham and I know they will help us to commemorate and do the right thing and support us before the game. We are very grateful for the messages."

  26. France news conference

    Football

    France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris: "We’ve shared all our feelings and emotions amongst ourselves. It is a case of each individual to express themselves on the field and concentrate on the game from now on.

    "There will be a lot of emotion from the players but we are in London and people here are respectful. It will be a great moment of solidarity."

  27. France news conference

    Football

    France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris: "We have been together and talked together as a group, it has been a dramatic few days and very hard. We have been trying to keep focused and while at Clairefontaine trying to keep up with the news. We are now trying to focus our minds on doing the job on the field; to play for our country and play for the victims." 

  28. France news conference

    Football

    We are awaiting members of the France team at their news conference before the friendly against England at Wembley. Hugo Lloris and Didier Deschamps are set to speak.

  29. Elite company

    Football

    Rio Ferdinand is a proud man. He seemingly joins an elite list of people to speak at the Oxford Union tonight and he has decided to let Twitter know this.

  30. 'The loss of dreams'

    Athletics

    Jessica Ennis-Hill (left) on the podium at Daegu 2011

    Toni Minichiello, the coach of Jessica Ennis-Hill (pictured far left), has spoken of the financial and emotional impact that doping in athletics can have on clean athletes. Ennis-Hill finished second at the 2011 World Championships to Russia's Tatyana Chernova, who received a backdated two-year ban for doping this year.

    "Having come second people are then critical of you but no one takes that criticism back three or four years later when it turns out the person who beat you was taking drugs," he added.

    "The hope now is that at some point somebody will make a decision on it and hopefully the medals will be re-awarded."

  31. Lambert 'refreshed' for Blackburn job

    Football

    Paul Lambert

    Paul Lambert says he feels refreshedfalse for the challenge of being the new Blackburn Rovers manager. 

    The 46-year-old replaced the sacked Gary Bowyer on Sunday, becoming their seventh permanent boss in seven years. 

    During the nine months since he was dismissed by Aston Villa, Lambert visited clubs including Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund for advice. 

    "It's been great because all the managers have been excellent," he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

    "I've seen different things that we might implement here - I took a lot a way from it myself and for my own sanity it was good."

  32. St Mirren set for stadium name change

    Football

    St Mirren are set to rename their stadium in support of Paisley's bid to become UK City of Culture. 

    Renfrewshire Council meets on Wednesday to decide whether to approve a £66,000 two-year sponsorship deal which would see St Mirren Park renamed the Paisley 2021 Stadium. 

    St Mirren chief executive Brian Caldwell said: "These proposals would see our stadium playing a key part of the City of Culture campaign and I am certain that our fans will get right behind it."

  33. 'Collision course'

    Boxing

    Wladimir Klitschko versus Tyson Fury poster

    A new poster for Tyson Fury's heavyweight title bout with Wladimir Klitschko on 28 November has been released.

    The title translates from the German into 'collision course' - perhaps apt after the fighters' recent comments about each other.

  34. No holding back

    Republic of Ireland v Bosnia - agg 1-1 (19:45 GMT)

    Martin O'Neill

    Manager Martin O'Neill says Republic of Ireland will not sit on the away goal they scored in Bosnia when the sides meet on Monday night in the second leg of their Euro 2016 play-off.

    A goalless draw would carry his side through after a 1-1 draw in the first leg.

    "The tie is finely balanced and we have to go for the win," said O'Neill, 63.

    "That has to be the mindset because Bosnia are more than capable of scoring. If we went out with any other mindset, things might not work out for us."

    Bosnia will have Everton's Muhamed Besic back from suspension.

  35. McDowell admits to career doubts

    Golf

    Graeme McDowell

    Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell has admitted to having doubts about his career before winning his first title this year with a play-off success at the delayed OHL Classic in Mexico.

    "You go through a year like this and you think 'am I finished? Am I good enough?'," he said. "It has been a tough year but this is special. I have been dreaming of this day and I said to myself I was going to appreciate it when it came."

  36. Fifa candidate wants to relinquish power

    Football

    Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa and Sepp Blatter

    Fifa presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa says that if elected, he wants to share the power previously held by Sepp Blatter and does not want a salary.

    He told Associated Press: "I believe in doing things in a different way, not where the president has to do every detail in running the business."

    Salman is one of five candidates who will stand for Fifa presidential elections on 26 February but they could be joined by Michel Platini if his ban is lifted.

  37. Morrison to return?

    Football

    Former West Ham and Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison is set to leave Lazio for a Premier League return, reports the Daily Star.

    The 22-year-old has played just five times this season.

  38. 'Scholesy the gem'

    Football

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand pays tribute to Paul Scholes, who turns 41 today.

  39. Security stepped up for England v France

    Football

    Wembley

    Scotland Yard has announced that armed police will be on duty at Wembley for Tuesday night's match between England and France.

    There will also be extra officers, more police on horseback and extra searching of bags.Officers from the Metropolitan Police, British Transport Police and City of London will be on duty.

  40. Euro 2016 will not be moved

    Football

    France and the Euro 2016 trophy

    Euro 2016 will remain in France, Uefa announces.

    In the wake of Friday's attacks on Paris, security fears have raised doubts on the staging of the tournament.

    The governing body for football in Europe says it has worked closely with the tournament's organising committee for three years and is "confident that the necessary measures will be taken to ensure that is the case for all involved."

    The draw for the tournament is on 12 December with the first fixture in Paris on 10 June.

  41. Dear Dyer

    Football

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    West Ham co-chairman David Gold has revealed former midfielder Kieron Dyer cost the club £16m in transfer fees and wages.

    Gold was responding to a fan's question about how much West Ham 'wasted' on Dyer, who made just 30 league appearances in four injury-hit years at the club.

    Not that Gold can expect a response from Dyer any time soon, with the ex-England international currently taking part in ITV's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

  42. Murray wins

    Tennis

    And with two volleys at the net, Andy Murray gets David Ferrer chasing across court to no avail. That's a 6-4 6-4 win for Murray at the ATP World Tour finals at the O2 Arena. 

    Follow the reaction and later games on our live text by clicking here.

  43. G-Mac wins

    Golf

    “This is a nice step back to where I want to be,” says Graeme McDowell after making birdie on the first play-off hole to win OHL Classic in Mexico.

    Graeme McDowell

    Play was abandoned on Sunday because of poor light but the Northern Irishman made the most of Monday's finish, completing his final five holes to end on 18 under before hitting a five iron close on the first extra hole against Scotland's Russell Knox and American Jason Bohn.

    McDowell began last week ranked 85 in the world having started 2015 at 15.

  44. Home fortress?

    Republic of Ireland v Bosnia - agg 1-1 - (19:45 GMT)

    Republic of Ireland
  45. Charteris on the move

    Rugby Union

    Luke Charteris

    Wales second-row Luke Charteris is in talks with Bath over a possible move to the English Premiership side for next season, BBC Wales Sport understands.

    Charteris, 32, left Dragons for Perpigan in 2012 and then signed for Racing 92 in 2014 on a two-year deal.

    The 62-cap 6ft 9in player, who is out of contract at the end of the season, played in all five of Wales’ games at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

    Newport Gwent Dragons coach Kingsley Jones has said he would like to re-sign Charteris, but admitted they are unlikely to outbid English or French clubs.

  46. Stay with us...

    And tweet us on #bbcsportsday

    Stay with us for news from the news conference ahead of the Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton unification fight.

    Plus, scheduled for 17:00 GMT is the French national team's news conference ahead of tomorrow's match against England. Lower down this live text you'll find all that England manager Roy Hodgson and captain Wayne Rooney had to say when they faced the media earlier.

  47. Murray leads, is it decisive?

    Tennis

    Andy Murray

    And guess what? Andy Murray has taken the opening set 6-4 in his match with the Spaniard. You can follow it all in our live text by clicking here.

  48. Question of Sport teaser answer

    Moving away from England's news conference, here is the answer to the Question of Sport teaser we set you some four hours ago.

    We asked you: Raul and which 4 other players have made over 130 Champions League appearances?

    The answer: Iker Casillas, Xavi, Ryan Giggs, Paolo Maldini. Well done if you got it right.

  49. England news conference

    Football

    Roy Hodgson
  50. England news conference

    Football

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

    "Roy Hodgson admits 'finding it hard to balance questions after enormity of what's happened with football'. 

    "That said, the England manager, Wayne Rooney and Chief Exec Martin Glenn all spoke well to get their message across to express 'solidarity'." 

  51. Mason called into England squad

    Football

    Amidst that news conference from Roy Hodgson, it was also announced that Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason has been called into England squad in place of the injured Fabian Delph.

  52. England news conference

    Football

    More from Roy Hodgson via journalists who are at the news conference.

  53. England news conference

    Football

    FA chief executive Martin Glenn: "This is going to have massive global significance - the first major event since Friday. It is a chance to demonstrate terrorism can't win. We can't afford to let this act of terror cow us."

  54. Attacks were 'sickening'

    Football

    England captain Wayne Rooney: "First of all, when I saw the images and the footage, it was sickening. It’s a sad time and in terms of going on the pitch we can only do that in the understanding that all the security checks have been made and it's safe to do so. Unless we are told otherwise we are assuming that we are right and ready to play. 

    "You never know what can happen but we have to assume we are safe on the pitch and hope we don’t have a repeat of what happened on Friday night."

  55. England news conference

    Football

    England manager Roy Hodgson: "Our players were like everyone in the world - they were devastated by the news. We would have been perfectly content if because of the events the game had been called off. We have tried to do our best to prepare accordingly. I don't think there is anyone who would have said they did not want to play the game. There was an enormous amount of empathy between players but not enough for players to come to me and say they didn't want to play."

  56. England news conference

    Football

    England captain Wayne Rooney: “I’ve said over the last 18 months I've been very excited by this team, there are a lot of younger players in the squad and it's a great opportunity for them. So many young players starting the game is a big challenge against a good French team so we need to be together and try and put our game plan into effect." 

  57. England news conference

    Football

    England manager Roy Hodgson:"I've got to say I'm finding it hard to balance the enormity of the occasion with questions about the football players. I don't quite know how to balance that up. Maybe when the game starts it will retain an element of normality for me as a manager."

    Adam Lallana
  58. England news conference

    Football

    England captain Wayne Rooney: "To know the manager has faith in youngsters and will reward them... I think that's great. It's a big opportunity for those young lads."

  59. England news conference

    Football

    England manager Roy Hodgson: "We have six players under the age of 22. I would rather have had the players available for Euro 2016 available for this match so we wouldn’t have to go too far down the experimental route, but it is experimental from our point of view, and we have to make sure we play the best the game possible. 

    "We can’t deny that there is something over this game that is far greater than football and I can't imagine how this game is going to go because I've not been in this situation before. The game is to go ahead and we will prepare and try to play the best game we can play but we can't deny there are other issue at stake."

  60. England news conference

    Football

    England manager Roy Hodgson: "I still believe tomorrow night will be about us showing solidarity and people writing about the reasons for this football match being played rather than what happens on the field."

  61. England news conference

    Football

    FA chief executive Martin Glenn says he "wasn't surprised" that Tuesday's friendly against France will go ahead. He confirms the French national anthem will be displayed on the big screens at Wembley for England fans to sing.

    "We will be singing it in French. I think that will be a powerful thing. A few things will be different," says Glenn.

    Asked about fears over safety at Euro 2016, he adds: "I'm not a security expert but we have a clear process and are well advised on the security front. As things stand with respect to the Euro 2016 draw, we've had no change of opinion. We're advised by our security staff and will take our own decision nearer the time."

    Roy Hodgson and Martin Glenn
  62. England news conference

    Football

    England manager Roy Hodgson: “We understand fully the French authorities had a very clear opinion on playing the game so it was very easy for us to go along with that. We will do our best to make a good game of it but can't deny the seriousness of the situation and the game is happening only four days after this terrible attack."

    Roy Hodgson
  63. England news conference

    Football

    Wayne Rooney, Roy Hodgson and Martin Glenn

    England captain Wayne Rooney: "First of all, on behalf of the players, we'd like to give our condolences. It's an incredibly sad time, people losing their lives. It's hard for everyone.

    "We have to try and be as respectful as we can and then obviously there's a football match. It will be tough I'm sure for the French players but I'm sure it will be a chance for them to do the country proud. They'll give everything they can to make France proud."

  64. England news conference

    Football

    FA chief executive Martin Glenn: "I just want to reconfirm that the security apparatus and the people that advise us say that there is no material risk so the game should go ahead. We would like fans to turn up earlier and we will do more checks."

    Martin Glenn
  65. England news conference

    Football

    FA chief executive Martin Glenn on the decision to stage the England-France friendly: "We spoke to the French Federation on Saturday, and were in touch with the French presidents' office and there were two conditions to hold the game. UK authorities and government need to make sure it was safe and the French wanted to play. They wanted to go ahead, for mainly symbolic reasons, and we were very happy to meet their concerns."

  66. Roy Hodgson news conference

    Football

    As we await the media appearance of Roy Hodgson, let's turn to a stat on the England manager from Opta Joe...

    So who were the 32 debuts? There's one to keep you busy at your desk this afternoon.

  67. England and France united

    Football

    Wembley arch

    Whatever the result at the England-France friendly on Tuesday night, the two teams will be showing a united front after the Paris attacks. The Wembley arch will be lit up in the colours of France's tricolor, with the country's motto emblazoned on the side of the stadium: Liberte, egalite and fraternite.

    England's news conference with Roy Hodgson and Wayne Rooney is imminent. 

  68. Murray begins challenging week

    Tennis

    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray starts a tough week when he takes on David Ferrer in his opening match at the ATP World Tour Finals today. His match is due to begin very soon and you can follow it all right now on the BBC, whether on BBC Two or this very website.  

  69. 'Cautious optimism'

    Republic of Ireland v Bosnia (19:45 GMT) (agg 1-1)

    Robbie Keane

    BBC Sport’s Thomas Kane, who will be attending the game in Dublin tonight: “The mood within the Republic of Ireland camp and among the supporters is one of cautious optimism. The squad acknowledge how important Robbie Brady’s away goal could be but believe that a draw was probably a fair result in Bosnia.

    “Martin O’Neill believes it would be dangerous for his side to sit back and try to keep it scoreless as one goal could be enough for their opponents to progress.

    “The Republic’s last match at the Aviva Stadium was their dramatic 1-0 win over Germany in the group stages last month and the Irish fans will be planning to create the same atmosphere which helped their team across the line against the world champions on that occasion.

    "The return of Jonathan Walters to lead the attack would be a boost, while John O’Shea and Shane Long may also have a part to play after missing the first leg.”

  70. Get Involved

    Tweet us on #bbcsportsday

    We are about to hear from Roy Hodgson in his news conference but some of you have tweeted us with hints for the England manager already. We've been asking you who should start up front for England at Euro 2016.

  71. Getting ready for Roo

    Football

    Alastair Yeomans

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Senior football reporter Ian Dennis formulates his questions for his exclusive radio interview with Wayne Rooney.Security at The Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire is a little more noticeable today for the England news conference. But the guys are polite, helpful and efficient. They allow us to work while doing their jobs."

    Follow the news conference live from around 14:00 GMT.

    Ian Dennis
  72. Cheika rules himself out of England job

    Rugby Union

    Chris Jones

    BBC 5 live Rugby Union reporter

    Michael Cheika

    "The Australia head coach Michael Cheika has ruled himself out of the England head coach role.

    "Cheika - who has transformed Australia's fortunes over the past year - has been linked with the post vacated by Stuart Lancaster.

    "'I'm an Australian coaching Australia,' said Cheika. 'It's the dream. There is nothing that would change my mind.'"

  73. British weather hits sport

    Football

    Carlisle United

    It's been wet and windy across the UK over the last few days and Carlisle United have borne the brunt of the fierce weather if this picture is anything to go by. 

    The club say they have five water pumps clearing the pitch and by the looks of their Twitter feed, it is going well. 

  74. Drug bans for Welsh pair

    Rugby Union

    UK Anti Doping confirm two Welsh rugby players have been suspended from all sport for anti-doping rule violations.

    Merthyr RFC's player Owen Morgan, 25, tested positive for an anabolic steroid and receives a four-year ban. 

    Glyneath player Greg Roberts, 28, tested positive for a metabolite of tamoxifen and is suspended for two years.

  75. Blackburn embargo to be lifted?

    Football

    BBC North West Tonight's Richard Askam has been at Ewood Park this morning to interview new Blackburn manager Paul Lambert at his opening news conference...

  76. Minichiello has doubts about Russia ban

    Athletics

    The suspension of Russian athletics from international competition is not necessarily the right decision, according to Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach Tony Minichiello. 

    "If you look at the suspension, like the boycotted Olympic Games of 1980 or 1984, I don’t think they achieved a great deal if I’m honest," he told BBC 5 Live.

    "The testing has to be more substantial, there has to be more investment of budget into it and physically more tests done. Only that way will you stop people slipping between the cracks and getting away with it."

  77. Waiting for Roy & Wayne

    Football

    Alastair Yeomans

    BBC Radio 5 live

    England

    "England football news conferences always attract a lot of attention. This one, prior to the game with France, even more so.

    "We expect Roy Hodgson and Wayne Rooney shortly after two o'clock (GMT)."

  78. Kenyan saviour to Olympic winner?

    Hockey

    Nick Hope

    BBC Sport, Olympic Sport reporter

    Crista Cullen

    "London Olympic bronze medallist Crista Cullen has told me it's a huge honour to be named in the GB team for the World League Finals after three years out, but insists there's no guarantee she'll be selected for the Rio Olympic team.

    "Cullen lived in Kenya for much of her childhood and has spend the last couple of years working in security to protect endangered wildlife.

    "She said: 'I was excited to move back home [to Kenya], because the situation out there is desperate with the demand for Ivory. We do what we can. For the next year, I'm back focusing on hockey and hopefully I can do enough to push for that Olympic team.'"

  79. Euro 2016 will go ahead - Low

    Football

    Euro 2016 will take place in France despite Friday's deadly attacks in Paris, according to Germany coach Joachim Low.

    Low's team were playing France at the Stade de France on Friday when some of the attacks could be heard outside the stadium. 

    "I am certain that the Euro will take place in France," Low said. "I am sure the [French] government and security forces will provide security, it will make sure the event is safe."

    Joachim Low
  80. Taylor 'disappointed' to miss 300

    Cricket

    Ross Taylor

    New Zealand's Ross Taylor has been chatting after he hit the highest score by a visiting batsman in Australia during the second Test at the Waca. 

    After chalking up 290 runs, he said: "I'm obviously disappointed not to get 300. I put too much pressure on myself. Sometimes you try too hard and don't get the results but it's chalk and cheese from a week ago."

    Taylor, who was out for a duck and 26 runs in the first Test in Brisbane, has recently recovered from a testicular injury after being hit while batting in the nets.

  81. Ireland's shattered dreams?

    Republic of Ireland v Bosnia (19:45 GMT)

    Dzeko and Pjanic

    The Republic of Ireland know a 0-0 draw will take them to Euro 2016 tonight courtesy of Robbie Brady's away goal in Bosnia.

    But the Irish must tread carefully as Bosnia arrive in fine form. They have three wins and a draw from four games, that's their best run of form since 2013.

    The Republic have John O'Shea and Shane Long back in contention after the pair recovered from injuries.

  82. Robertson no longer starved of success

    Snooker

    Neil Robertson

    Robertson, 33, won the Champion of Champions event in Coventry on Sunday, beating Mark Allen 10-5.

    "I am very happy and it is the first major title I have picked up in over 12 months," said Robertson, who picked up £100,000.

  83. Coleman wanted Stanley game off

    Football

    Accrington Stanley

    Accrington's game against Newport County should have been called off at half-time, says Stanley manager John Coleman.

    Heavy downpours before and during Saturday's game at the Wham Stadium caused the ball to hold up in certain areas. 

    Stanley twice came from behind in the match as Matt Crooks tapped in his seventh goal of the season late on in the 2-2 draw. 

    "It was difficult for both sides," Coleman, 53, told BBC Radio Lancashire. 

    "The ref should be congratulated for getting the game finished but it became a lottery and I think it should have been called off at half-time."

  84. Mixed day for Manning

    American Football

    Peyton Manning

    Denver Broncos quarter-back Peyton Manning marked breaking the NFL's all-time passing record with statistically the worst game of his career.

    Manning's new record now stands at 71,840 yards, eclipsing Brett Favre's previous mark.

    Yet the 39-year-old was also benched after throwing four interceptions to finish with a passer rating of 0.0 for the first time in his 18-year career as the Broncos lost 29-13 to Kansas City Chiefs.

  85. Football Manager bargains...

    Football

    Jose Enrique, Adriano and Morgan Amalfitano

    Are you a Football Manager fanatic? We know many of you are.

    If so, Bleacher Report - together with one of the game's analysts - have kindly put together a run down of the best signings a manager can make on the recently released game.

    Barcelona's Adriano, Liverpool's Jose Enrique and Morgan Amalfitano are among the select few. Get spending.

  86. Cobblers winding-up petition adjourned

    Football

    The winding-up petition brought by HM Revenue & Customs against League Two club Northampton Town has been adjourned until 30 November.

    The Cobblers, whose players and staff were not paid in October, had been taken to court over £166,000 of unpaid taxes.

    The club also owe Northampton Borough Council £10.25m, which they were loaned to redevelop their Sixfields home.

    The council have brought an administration petition against the club, to be heard on 27 November.

  87. Watch Murray live on the BBC

    Tennis

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at the O2 Arena in London

    Murray

    "Andy Murray will begin a hectic end to the season when he takes on David Ferrer at the ATP World Tour Finals in London at 14:00 GMT - with the match live on BBC2, 5 live sports extra and the BBC Sport website.

    "Murray's last appearance at the O2 Arena was a 6-0 6-1 drubbing by Roger Federer 12 months ago, equaling his worst loss as a professional.

    “The Briton said: 'I don’t feel like I have to prove anything to anybody. It was obviously a tough way for me to finish the year but I gained something positive from it.

    “'I went away and worked extremely hard on my game, and came back and have had the most consistent year of my life, so I don’t feel like that match affected me in a negative way at all.'”

  88. Get Involved

    Tweet us on #bbcsportsday

    We are asking you who you feel should star as striker or strikers for England at Euro 2016. 

    BBC Sport's Focus Forum asked Shay Given, Jason Roberts and Graeme Le Saux.

    "Wayne Rooney would be in my side but he wouldn't start in my number nine position," said Roberts.

  89. Gabor and his dodgy garb...

    Football

    Here we have a blast from the past - Gabor Kiraly. He was the Crystal Palace goalkeeper who loved a pair of tracksuit bottoms (and rubbish tracksuit bottoms at that).

    Anyway, at 39, he's only gone and helped Hungary reach Euro 2016 as they overcame Norway in the play-offs last night.

    It's the Republic of Ireland's chance tonight as they take on Bosnia at home, currently level at 1-1 on aggregate.

  90. Put Slade at inside centre - Flood

    Rugby Union

    Stuart Lancaster's successor is yet to be named but former England fly-half Toby Flood has some advice for the next coach on how to solve the country's perennial centre pairing problem.

    "There is a guy called Henry Slade, who for me would be an absolute shoo-in for that number 12 spot," said Flood, whose Toulouse side lost 32-7 to Saracens on Saturday.

    "I would play Slade at 12, put Manu Tuilagi at 13 and just watch them make other teams look pretty average, because they are both very good."

  91. Q&A with the England manager

    Rugby League

    England rugby league coach Steve McNamara is at BBC Sport HQ later on - and you can ask him a question. Simply tweet us, using #bbcrl, and we'll put the best ones to Steve. The answers will be printed in Tuesday's Sportsday live. Go!

    Steve McNamara
  92. Ex-Hull U16s captain dies

    Rugby League

    We break off to bring you some sad news from Hull FC, who have lost former under-16s captain Bradley Parker following a road traffic collision on Sunday.

    Brad, aged, was one of two young men who lost their lives in the collision.

  93. Poch on the watch...

    Football

    Tottenham's coaching staff are taking their chance to keep an eye on their own and some rival players it seems. 

    England are training at Hotspur Way - Spurs' training ground.

  94. Boxing

    We'll bring you the best lines from the Quigg v Frampton news conference in London a little later on...

  95. Southport seek new manager

    Football

    BBC Radio Merseyside report news of Paul Carden departing Southport. The Merseyside club lost 4-0 on Saturday and sit 22nd in the National League.

  96. Question of Sport teaser

    Question of Sport teaer

    Raul

    Today’s #QSTeaser from Question of Sport: Raul and which 4 other players have made more than 130 Champions League appearances?

    Check back here at 15:00 GMT for the answer.

  97. Spurs youngsters fill in...

    Football

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

    "Fabian Delph is the only absentee from England training.

    "Tottenham pair of Shayon Harrison and Harry Winks are involved purely to bolster numbers."

    England take on France at Wembley on Tuesday evening.

  98. France 'should not host' Euro 2016

    Football

    Stade France

    France should not host Euro 2016 in the wake of the Paris attacks, according to 1958 World Cup star Just Fontaine. 

    The 82-year-old was at the Stade de France on Friday when the stadium was one of the venues targeted in attacks across the French capital. 

    "I think France should forego the tournament," Fontaine said in quotes reported by German newspaper Die Welt. "I am very afraid that this black Friday could be repeated. I think we cannot guarantee the safety that is required to host such a big event."

  99. Scholes - then, now, 41 today

    Football

    Paul Scholes

    Happy birthday Paul Scholes - 41 today. 

    The 11-time Premier League winner hasn't lost it just yet either as we saw when he headed in - a trademark finish - during a charity match at Old Trafford on Friday.

    If you haven't seen it,take a look by clicking here.It was a David Beckham cross too, just like the old days.

  100. Xavi initially thought Van Gaal was 'an idiot'

    Football

    Former Barcelona captain Xavi admits he initially thought Louis van Gaal was an "idiot" but changed his mind after a week working with him. 

    The former Spain international, now playing for Qatari club Al Sadd, was a youngster breaking through at the Nou Camp when Van Gaal was in charge at Barca.

    "After two days of training under him I thought, 'Who is this idiot?' After a week, I thought, 'He's right.' He'll always be in my heart, Louis van Gaal," Xavi told ESPN FC.

    Louis van Gaal
  101. Get Involved

    Tweet #bbcsportsday

    In light of the Focus Forum's debate on who should start up front for England at Euro 2016 we are putting the question to you.

    You can also watch the Focus Forum by clicking here.

  102. Paris attacks 'will not harm' France's 2024 Olympic bid

    Olympics

    The deadly attacks on Paris will not hurt the French capital's chances of hosting the 2024 Olympic Games, according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.

    Friday's atrocities have raised security fears over future events to be held in France, including Euro 2016, but Bach said these will not be a factor when the 2024 Games host city is chosen at a vote in Peru in 2017.

    "We are talking about the Olympic Games that will be held in nine years and terrorism is global, it is not just about a country or a city," Bach told French sports daily L'Equipe.

    "It does not only concern sports but all the big events and the whole society. You cannot concede victory to the terrorists. We must be united and firm, especially with the Olympic Games."

  103. England pay their respects

    Football

    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    "England's players observed a minute's silence before training started this morning."

    England
    England
  104. Europe pays its respects

    As France and Europe comes together at 11:00 GMT to pay its respects to those lost in the Paris attacks, we will also be observing a minute's silence. We will be back shortly. 

    Paris attacks
  105. A moment of silence

    Football

    Tottenham are just one of a number of clubs set to observe a minute of silence shortly...

  106. England training session

    Football

    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    News conference

    "The media are here at Tottenham's Enfield training ground awaiting the arrival of Roy Hodgson and his England players. The squad will observe a minute's silence in memory of the victims of Friday's attacks in Paris, and then proceed with training as normal ahead of their friendly against France at Wembley on Tuesday evening. Following that, a news conference with Hodgson and captain Wayne Rooney will take place at a hotel in Watford at 14:00 GMT.

    "France will train and hold a news conference at Wembley this evening."

  107. Rain disrupts second Test

    Cricket

    Persistent rain has forced the second Test between India and South Africa in Bangalore to be abandoned for a second successive day. 

    Play was officially called off at 1130 (local time), after downpours left some parts of the ground under water. India, who are 1-0 up in the four-match Test series, are 80 without loss after bowling out South Africa out for 214 on the first day.   

  108. Number 13 honour for Ward

    Rugby League

    Kevin Sinfield and Stevie Ward

    Leeds Rhinos loose forward Stevie Ward has been given the club's iconic number 13 squad number from next season.   The 21-year-old is the first player to be awarded his squad number for 2016, which will see him inherit the number vacated by former captain Kevin Sinfield after 15 years.

    Ward has also agreed a new five-year contract with the Super League champions.

  109. Paul Lambert news conference

    Football

    Blackburn are currently 16th in the Championship table under the stewardship of previous boss Gary Bowyer. But can they make the play-offs? They are currently 11 points adrift. 

    New Blackburn boss Paul Lambert: "They are still a lot of games to be played. We are wee bit off it, but we have to win games. If we can get the fans to come here and support us, we have a chance. It will take time to asses everybody in terms of how they perform."

    On his time at Villa, Lambert added: "Villa are a great club, they’ve moved on and I’ve moved on."

    Paul Lambert
  110. Paul Lambert news conference

    Football

    Lambert had the look of a man freshened by a spell out of the game. The glasses he usually wore were missing and he traded question and answer swiftly with journalists - addressing some by their first name.

    The 46-year-old's record at Aston Villa read just 25 wins from 101 games. That win ratio will have to improve quickly if Blackburn are to climb the league to reach any position of meaning this season.

  111. Paul Lambert news conference

    Football

    Lambert is Blackburn's seventh manager in seven years. He follows Paul Ince, Sam Allardyce, Steve Kean, Henning Berg, Michael Appleton and Gary Bowyer.

    The Scot joins a club 16th in the Championship who were £79.8m in debt in January.

  112. Taylor's heroics continue

    Cricket

    Ross Taylor hit the highest Test score by a visiting batsman in Australia after the New Zealander ended his first innings on 290 in the second Test at the Waca.

    But there is a bit of a storm brewing as Australian apparently failed to applaud him after he left the field . 

    The Kiwis ended day four on 624 all out, but the runs continue to flow as the hosts replied in their second innings with 258-2. Steve Smith and Adam Voges have both scored unbeaten centuries. Australia lead by 193 runs.

    Ross Taylor
  113. Paul Lambert news conference

    Football

    Paul Lambert on Blackburn's top scorer Jordan Rhodes: "His goalscoring is incredible, he will be every bit as important as Christian Benteke and Grant Holt while I was at Aston Villa and Norwich. If he can keep his goalscoring form going, he will be a big help to us." 

  114. Paul Lambert news conference

    Football

    New Blackburn boss Paul Lambert: "The challenge is to try and get out of the league. It's a massive opportunity for myself and the backroom staff. We're raring to go, so let's see what happens.

    "There were things in the nine months where I spoke to other clubs and didn't think it was right at the time. 

    "I think the more you talk about lack of money it can have a negative effect. It can be used as an excuse. We need the fans behind us, it may take time, but if we get the players entertaining, they may come out and back us."

  115. Paul Lambert news conference

    Football

    Paul Lambert

    New Blackburn boss Paul Lambert is addressing the media for the first time since his appointment: "I've had nine months off, I really enjoyed my time, I've seen different teams train. The opportunity came up and I can't wait to get started, I feel refreshed and I'm looking forward to Saturday's game (away at Preston)."

  116. 'We need to love football even more'

    Football

    Jerome Champagne also praised the England Football Association for agreeing to go ahead with tomorrow's friendly against France.

    "This is exactly what we need now and it’s also exactly what football is all about, these solidarity values are the ones we need in the world today," he told BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast.

    "It's why we need to love football even more because in this world that is so divided and troubled we need this communion around the values of the game."

  117. 'We need to play'

    Football

    French flag

    Fifa presidential candidate and former French diplomat Jerome Champagne has backed calls not to cancel next year's European Championships in France in the light of Friday's attacks.

    Speaking to BBC 5 Live Breakfast, Champagne said France had all the necessary resources to secure the event but would not change their democratic values.

    "We cannot cave in to these attacks and that’s why we need to of course take all the security measures but Euro 2016 has to take place in France because we should preserve our lifestyle, we should preserve our values and that’s why we have to fight," he said.

    "We need to protect the players, to protect the fans but we need to play."

  118. Get Involved

    Tweet #bbcsportsday

    Who should play up front for England at Euro 2016?

    Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy

    Henry Hunt: Sturridge - the best out and out striker out of the lot.

    Adam Lunnon: Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane. Rooney isn't as effective up front as these two right now.

    See what the Football Focus Forum pundits think by watching a video by clicking here.

  119. A Fabregas outburst

    Football

    Cesc Fabregas

    Cesc Fabregas has used a strong expletive to describe Chelsea's difficult season.

    The Premier League champions are just three points above the relegation places.

    "The season is ******," the midfielder, 28, told Spanish paper Marca. 

    "The results aren't doing our performances justice. We're playing better but aren't having any luck."

  120. More woe for Football's top brass

    Football

    One of the most influential figures in Asian football over the last two decades has been banned for 10 years for bribery by Fifa's ethics committee. 

    Ganesh Thapa, president of the All-Nepal FA and a former Asian Football Confederation (AFC) vice-president, is also under investigation by Nepalese authorities accused of embezzling millions of pounds of football development money.

  121. Sergio's return

    Football

    Sergio Aguero

    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could be fit to face Liverpool this weekend and is keen to continue building an understanding with the club's record signing Kevin De Bruyne.

    "The few chances I’ve had to play alongside him have been encouraging because we started to get an understanding of how each other plays," Aguero - who has been out since October with a hamstring injury - tells Manchester City's website.

    Aguero has six league goals this season, six behind Leicester's Jamie Vardy.

  122. Cruyff cuts ties with Ajax

    Football

    Legendary club figure Johan Cruyff is to stop working as an Ajax advisor amid a power struggle at the club. 

    "I quit," he wrote in his column in De Telegraaf. "For years I have noticed that the core of my vision within Ajax hasn't been implemented."

    It follows last week's removal of former Dutch international Wim Jonk as Ajax's head of youth development.

    Johann Cruyff
  123. Who plays up top for England?

    Tweet us on #bbcsportsday

    Shay Given, Jason Roberts, Graeme Le Saux

    Who plays up front for England at Euro 2016?

    That is the question put to pundits Shay Given, Jason Roberts and Graeme Le Saux on the Focus Forum and that's the question we are asking you today.

    Tweet us your views to #bbcsportsday and by all means watch the Focus Forum here to get you thinking.

  124. G-Mac and Knox leading in the dark

    Golf

    Graeme McDowell

    Graeme McDowell and Russell Knox were co-leading on 19-under par at the PGA Tour's OHL Classic in Mexico when play was suspended with players in relative darkness.

    McDowell is through the 13th hole and Knox a hole back alongside American Jason Bohn, who is two shots off the lead.

    Knox is of course going for back-to-back wins after success at the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai earlier this month. Play resumes at 13:00 GMT.

  125. Toulon v Bath will never happen

    Rugby Union

    Bath's postponed European Championship rugby match against French side Toulon will never be played as there is not a free slot in the calendar, according to the English Premiership side's chairman Bruce Craig. 

    The game was scheduled to take place in Toulon on Sunday but was one of five matches called off in the wake of Friday's attacks in Paris.

    "We are playing matches right through the 2016 Six Nations championship to get everything fitted in. There are 33 weekends all accounted for and no slack," he told the Independent.

  126. 'It was a community down there'

    Football

    Martin Roschitz - a journalist at the Stade de France on Friday - told BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast about the decision by French players to stay with their German counterparts in the stadium in a show of solidarity.

    "The French team wanted to move out but then they saw that the German federation decided to stay and then the players stayed as well," he added.

    "Some players know each other from their clubs and when they were together it was something like a community down there and it was very nice to see that.

    "But everyone was scared, everyone was thinking just about getting away and that was the same with the French players."

  127. 'They felt there was something wrong'

    Football

    Martin Roschitz, a journalist with German broadcaster NDR, stayed the night in the Stade de France with the French and German players following Friday's attacks on Paris.

    He spoke to BBC 5 Live Breakfast this morning about the moment he and his fellow reporters informed the players of what had happened outside the stadium.

    "It was quite a strange situation because the players came inside the tunnel to do the normal interviews and we had no questions for them. They felt there was something wrong but they didn’t know anything," he said.

    "The only guy who knew something was Jerome Boateng, the German defender, he was substituted in the second half and so he was in the cabin and had a smartphone so he knew exactly what had happened. 

    "We told them obviously what happened and team manager Oliver Bierhoff spoke to the players and after that they tried to get in touch with their families, relatives, just to get in touch with them and say everything’s alright."

  128. Cullen's GB return

    Hockey

    Crista Cullen

    Olympic bronze medallist Crista Cullen is named in Great Britain's World League Final squad after ending a three-year break from hockey.  

    Cullen, 30, gave up the sport after Britain finished third at London 2012,going to work in wildlife conservation in Kenya.  

    The finals take place in Argentina in December.

  129. Hungary reach Euros

    Football

    Hungary

    Republic of Ireland fans will be hoping they can replicate Hungary's feat in reaching Euro 2016 when they meet Bosnia later.

    Hungary overcame Norway 2-1 on Sunday - 3-1 on aggregate - to reach their first major tournament since 1986.

    German Bernd Storck has guided the country to the finals in France. Did you know he was the third manager they used in qualifying? Read more on that here.

    Bernd Stock
  130. Amavi out for the season

    Football

    Aston Villa's Jack Grealish has offered support to his team-mate Jordan Amavi who has been ruled out for the season.

    The 21-year-old was injured during France Under-21s' 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland on Thursday.

  131. Lambert's frosty news conferences

    Football

    Paul Lambert

    As I'm sure you're aware if you're a football fan, former Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has been appointed as Blackburn boss.

    We expect him to speak to the media at around 10:00 BST so what better time to take a look back at some of his frosty news conferences of days gone by, where icy exchanges with BBC Radio 5 live's Pat Murphy were a regular occurrence.

    BBC Radio 5 live have been kind enough to clip a few of them together for you right here.

  132. Rosberg's day again...

    Formula 1

    Nico Rosberg

    He led at turn one and never looked back -Nico Rosberg landed the Brazilian Grand Prixto edge out Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

    That makes it two race wins in a row for Rosberg, though his hopes of beating Hamilton to the world title have long gone.

    Is the German getting a winning feeling which could set him up for next season though?

  133. Gossip column

    Football

    Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

    The planet's two finest footballers feature prominently in our gossip column today. 

    - Lionel Messi is open to leaving Barcelona for a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal his preferred destination. But the 28-year-old forward wants £600,000-a-week.  

    - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, could be playing in his final home El Clasico against Barcelona on Saturday, according to sources close to the Bernabeu club.

    Get all your gossip, including news of a new contract for a key Arsenal player, by clicking here.

  134. Stay with us for plenty of news

    The day ahead...

    Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton

    The Monday of an international week can sometimes feel a little quiet but today looks pretty hectic with a huge fixture for the Republic of Ireland to come tonight when they meet Bosnia.

    The sides are locked at 1-1 ahead of the second leg of their Euro 2016 play-off.

    Elsewhere we will see Paul Lambert's first news conference as Blackburn manager at 10:00 GMT, news conferences for the England and France football teams at 14:00 GMT and 17:00 GMT respectively, while boxers Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg are due before the media at 12:30 GMT ahead of their February fight. 

  135. Today's papers

    The Sun

    The Sun back page

    The Sun leads with an interview with ex-Wimbledon striker Alan Cork, who is now a scout for England.

    Cork was inside the Stade de France on Friday when three explosions took place outside the ground.

    "We felt like fish in a barrel. We were wondering if we would get out of there alive," said Cork.

  136. Today's papers

    The Times

    The Times

    The Times leads with news of some French players being unhappy that Tuesday's friendly against England at Wembley will go ahead. The paper states Noel Le Graet - the president of the French football association - took the decision to play the fixture.

    Elsewhere Novak Djokovic's win over Kei Nishikori at the at the ATP World Tour Finals is highlighted. 

  137. Today's papers

    Daily Mirror

    The Daily Mirror leads with the news that England fans will be encouraged to sing the French national anthem when the teams meet in an international friendly at Wembley on Tuesday.

    "The words to La Marseillaise will be displayed on the Wembley big screens which will also display the French motto 'liberty, equality and fraternity'", reports the paper.

    The move follows Friday's Paris attacks.

    Daily Mirror
  138. Today's papers

    The Independent

    The Independent leads with a look at some of the sporting tributes paid in the wake of Friday's attacks and says fan safety at Euro 2016 is now more under scrutiny than ever.

    The tournament starts on 10 June when France play at the Stade de France - a venue where three explosions took place in Friday's attacks.

    The Independent
  139. Good morning

    Welcome to Sportsday

    Good morning.

    As a new week starts, the sad end to last week remains with us and as you'll see from the morning papers, the impact of Friday's attacks on Paris continue to be marked within the world of sport.

    Stay with us for more on this and other aspects such as news conferences from the world of football, cricket and boxing, plus more.