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Ian Woodcock and Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Right, that's all from us but don't forget that Dan Roan's interview with Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford is about to go live across the BBC.

    You can also follow live text commentary of Burnley v Watford in the Premier League from 18:45 BST with kick-off at 20:00.

    We'll be back bright and breezy(ish) at 08:00 tomorrow for all your football news and build-up to matchday two in the Champions League.

    For now, though, cheerio and thanks for keeping us company.

    Burnley's Jeff Hendrick and Watford's Troy Deeney
  2. Six Hull FC players in Super League dream team

    Rugby league

    Man of Steel nominees Gareth Ellis and Danny Houghton are among six Hull FC players in the 2016 Super League Dream Team.

    Full-back Jamie Shaul, centre Mahe Fonua, prop Scott Taylor and back-rower Mark Minichello are also included.

    Castleford's Denny Solomona, the third Man of Steel contender, is also there, along with Tigers team-mate Luke Gale.

    Warrington's Chris Hill, Ryan Atkins, Kurt Gidley and Ben Currie and Wigan winger Dom Manfredi complete the team.

    Hull FC
    Image caption: Hull FC won the Challenge Cup at Wembley last month
  3. Gymnastics World Cup to make London switch in 2017


    Max Whitlock

    The Gymnastics World Cup will move from Glasgow to London in 2017, with new promoter Barry Hearn promising a "lavish and magnificent" event.

    Team GB Olympians Max Whitlock and Amy Tinkler will be among those competing at London's O2 in April.

    Matchroom chairman Hearn hopes the event will capitalise on the popularity of the sport following Rio 2016 where Britain won seven gymnastics medals.

    "I cannot wait to put our unique stamp on this global event" he said.

  4. One to look out for from 17:00 BST


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    Team Sky general manager Dave Brailsford has spoken to the BBC's sports editor Dan Roan after Sir Bradley Wiggins denied trying to gain an "unfair advantage" from being allowed to use a banned steroid.

    Wiggins told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show he took the powerful anti-inflammatory drug triamcinolone for allergies and respiratory problems shortly before the 2011 and 2012 editions of the Tour de France and the 2013 Giro d'Italia.

    He said he sought therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) to "put himself back on a level playing field".

    TUEs allow the use of banned substances if athletes have genuine medical need.

  5. 'Good results' required for Hamilton

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton says he is confident he can return to the form he needs to reclaim the championship lead and win his fourth world title this year.

    Before Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix, Hamilton is eight points behind team-mate Nico Rosberg with six races to go.

    The 31-year-old world champion said: "It's going to take some good results to get back in front and stay there.

    "But I've had plenty of those in the past there's no reason to think they won't come back to me again."

    Fellow Mercedes driver Rosberg has won the last three races.

  6. 11 tweets that sum up the weekend's football


    Our good friends over at BBC three have compiled a list of the 11 tweets that sum up the weekend's football action.

    You can check it out here.

  7. Archibald acknowledges Unsung Heroes


    Katie Archibald - part of the triumphant women's team pursuit outfit for Team GB at the Rio Olympics - recognises that her success started at the grassroots level and the volunteers who help out........

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    Video caption: Katie Archibald was part of the quartet including Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell Shand who won team pursuit gold in Rio

    There's not much longer to nominate an Unsung Hero - find out how to here.

  8. By Bill Wilson

    Business reporter, BBC News

    Arnold Palmer

    How golfer Arnold Palmer defined the relationship between sport and brands, becoming the first sportsman to use his fame to build a business empire.

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  9. 'FA Cup rounds four & five could move to midweek'


    The fourth and fifth rounds of the FA Cup could be played in midweek to allow more league football to take place at weekends, says English Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey.

    Speaking at the Soccerex conference in Manchester, Harvey said his organisation "want as much weekend league football as possible".

    He added: "The FA Cup is the key element in this debate. Potentially move rounds four and five to midweek to create space for more weekends."

    On the possibility of a winter break, Harvey added: "Every draft schedule we have looked at leaves Christmas and New Year untouched. We would look to start after the FA Cup third round."

  10. Get Involved - your Palmer tributes


    John McEnerney: Arnold Palmer had a swagger, an aura and that competitive streak that few have Ali, Bolt, Merckx, MJ23, Borg, Seve! All Kings!

    Matt Parry: One of if not the greatest contributor to the game, really put golf on the map. Sad loss. Between AP and Old Tom Morris, there'll be some great courses in the afterlife.

  11. Abraham is like Wright


    Ian Wright

    Bristol City's first-team coach John Pemberton says on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham reminds him of Ian Wright.

    Ex-defender Pemberton, 51, played with former England and Arsenal forward Wright while at Crystal Palace.

    Abraham, 18, scored his 10th goal of the season on Saturday in City's 4-0 win at Fulham.

    "Tammy is very much like Ian Wright with regard to being in the right place at the right time," said Pemberton.

  12. English Open Trophy named after Davis


    Steve Davis

    The winner of snooker’s new English Open next month will receive the Steve Davis Trophy, in tribute to one of the sport’s all-time greats who retired this year.

    Six-time world champion Davis was given a standing ovation in April when he announced his farewell to the professional game at the scene of his greatest victories, the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

    The English Open has been introduced as part of the brand new Home Nations Series and will see the best in the world battling it out at Event City in Manchester from 10-16 October.

    Along with the £70,000 first prize, the players will be fighting it out to be the first name on the Steve Davis Trophy.

    Davis is pictured above holding the World Snooker Championship trophy

  13. West Ham 'should get rid of athletics track'


    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport at Soccerex

    Dimitri Payet prepares to take a corner for West Ham

    Leading architect Ruben Reddy has said the London Stadium must have its athletics track removed if West Ham are ever to have the kind of atmosphere they want.

    West Ham’s move from Upton Park has suffered a number of problems, with security a main issue.

    Slaven Bilic’s side have already lost three times at the stadium, the latest setback coming against Southampton on Sunday.

    Reddy, who helped build the stadiums for the Sochi Olympics, said: “They will have to change it. You will never get the atmosphere right as it currently is.

    “You shouldn’t keep the athletics track with the notion that some great athletics event is going to return. That is why I am saying that stadiums should not be looked at as multi-use with athletics and football. You can have football and rugby. If you want to keep an athletics track, put a cricket oval in there."

    West Ham have a 99-year lease on the stadium but athletics events have priority from the last Friday in June to the end of July each year under a 50-year agreement. The stadium is owned by E20 Stadium LLP, a joint venture between the London Legacy Development Corporation and Newham Council   

  14. No Sissoko for Spurs in Moscow

    CSKA Moscow v Tottenham (19:45 BST)

    Moussa Sissoko

    Tottenham striker Harry Kane remains sidelined with an ankle injury for the side's Champions League group game at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday.

    Spurs will also be missing left-back Danny Rose plus midfielders Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Moussa Sissoko.

    Dier, Rose and Dembele are absent with hamstring injuries.

    Sissoko suffered concussion in a league win at Middlesbrough on Saturday and is also out as Spurs try to recover from an opening Group E defeat by Monaco.

  15. 'We laughed together, we cried together'


    Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer

    Gary Player has paid tribute to his "great friend" Arnold Palmer after the death of the seven-time Major winner at the age of 87.

    Player, Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were known as the 'big three' of golf in the 1960s and won 34 Major titles between them.

    Although acknowledging "it's a sad day", Player told Radio 5 live's Afternoon Edition: "We've got to rejoice - he had a wonderful life.

    "He and I were friends for 60 years and travelled the world together, we laughed together, we cried together. 

    "He was probably the most patient athlete with people - they loved him and he loved them."

    Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus
  16. Burnley a benchmark for Watford - Mazzarri

    Burnley v Watford (20:00 BST)

    Walter Mazzarri

    Watford boss Walter Mazzarri believes tonight's game will be a good chance for him to gauge how his team is progressing.

    The Hornets have won their last two matches.

    Mazzarri said: "We have shown that we can fight against anyone, but the real step forward I want to see is how we will behave against a club like Burnley.

    "I haven't been here long and I need to verify the progress of this team, and we will see on Monday night what the progress is."

  17. No hard feelings over Watford exit - Dyche

    Burnley v Watford (20:00 BST)

    Sean Dyche

    Burnley go into tonight's game looking for their second win of the season.

    The Clarets, who are without the suspended Andre Gray for the next four games, lost 3-0 at Leicester last time out.

    Burnley boss Sean Dyche played and managed the Hornets and has no hard feelings about his sacking by the club in 2012.

    He said: "It's well-documented I've always had respect for the club.

    "The situation, the business changed etc etc but I mean every word when I say I had a fantastic time there as player, youth coach, assistant manager and manager."

  18. Porto unconvinced by Leicester weather

    Champions League Group G, Leicester v Porto (Tuesday, 19:45 BST)

    And a great response to Porto from Getty Sport photographer Michael Regan...

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  19. Missing Portugal already

    Champions League Group G, Leicester v Porto (Tuesday, 19:45 BST)

    Fantastic work from Porto, as they land in England for Tuesday's Champions League game against Leicester.

    They should be thankful this game is taking place now and not in November...

  20. Man City Women win WSL title


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    Video caption: WSL: Manchester City beat Chelsea to title

    Watch highlights as Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-0 at the Academy Stadium to win their first Women's Super League title.