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Ian Woodcock and Michael Emons

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  1. Thanks and goodbye


    That's it from us today.

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

    Have a great weekend.

  2. I had heart condition - Claridge

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

    Claridge was discussing Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt, who was withdrawn from Sunderland's game at Tottenham on Sunday just before kick-off, following medical advice from heart specialists.

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

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

  3. Vaughan takes on nine-dart challenge

    Champions League of Darts

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

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

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

  4. Premier League, Scottish Premiership & Championship teams

    Jamie Vardy

    Want some more team news?

    Click here for previews of all of Saturday's matches in the Premier League and Championship in England and the Premiership in Scotland.

  5. Winner takes all in Super League

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

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

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

    Forwards Frank Pritchard and Mark Minichiello return for Hull.

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

  6. 'Einstein' critics frustrate Mourinho

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

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

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

  7. Van Basten handed Fifa role


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

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

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

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

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

    Marco van Basten
  8. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    Best sporting finale

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

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

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

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

  9. Football

    Earlier today the Question of Sport Teaser asked...

    and the answers are...

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

  10. Giroud could return from toe injury

    Arsenal v Chelsea (17:30 BST, Saturday)

    Olivier Giroud

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

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

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

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

  11. Yorkshire run chase falters

    County Championship final day

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

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

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

  12. 'A crazy scenario'


    BBC Radio 5 live

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

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

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

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

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    Video caption: Former world champion Steve Cram says the TUE system is robust.
  13. Aguero returns from suspension

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

    Sergio Aguero

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

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

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

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

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    Best sporting finale

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

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

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

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

  15. Defoe set to return after calf strain

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

    Jermain Defoe

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

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

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

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

  16. Pulis set for 1,000th game in management

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

    Tony Pulis

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

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

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

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

  17. Six Brits in latest 'Fancy Bears' hacking

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

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

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

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

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

    Fancy Bears
  18. 24 years on...

    Beckham went on to play for Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris St-Germain, captain his country and marry a popstar...

  19. Rose, Dembele and Dier all doubts

    Middlesbrough v Tottenham (15:00 BST, Saturday)

    Danny Rose

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

    Fabio da Silva and Grant Leadbitter remain sidelined.

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

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

  20. Sturridge a doubt for Reds

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

    Daniel Sturridge

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

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

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

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