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  1. Goodbye

    Thanks for joining us today on Sportsday, sadly that is all from us.

    It has been a busy day with the first Premier League managerial sacking of the season, Gareth Southgate's first England news conference and the news Durham have been relegated from Division One of the County Championship.

    Thanks for joining us and thank you to those who have sent us your views on the topics of the day.

    See you again from 08:00 BST tomorrow.

  2. England's rugby squad try judo

    Rugby union

    A different kind of combat for the England rugby union squad, who have been having a go at judo at Brighton College this afternoon...

    Billy Vunipola and Dan Coles
    Rugby judo
  3. England safe from hurricane


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    England Women are currently in Jamaica ahead of their limited overs series against the West Indies and were forced to train on a beach over the weekend.

    Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit the island on Monday, with flash floods and winds of up to 150mph anticipated.

  4. How to get into Women's Sport Week


    Women's Sport Week 2016 logo

    Women's Sport Week is an opportunity for everybody to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of women's sport across the UK. 

    Most of all, it's a chance for more women and girls to get involved in physical activity. 

    In fact, a number of sports organisations and clubs are using this week as an opportunity to introduce females to their sport, offering sessions to try out something new. 

    Find just a few examples here.

  5. Jersey to appeal after Uefa rejection



    Interesting news from Jersey who are to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after their bid to join Uefa was turned down.

    Uefa's executive will not allow their congress to discuss Jersey's bid as the island is not recognised by the United Nations as an independent nation.

    Jersey submitted a bid to leave the English FA and join Uefa in December 2015, following the acceptance of Gibraltar and Kosovo, who are not independent nations.

    But Gibraltar's initial application in 2007 came before the rules were changed, while Kosovo, who joined Uefa in May and played in their first World Cup qualifier in September declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

    Read the full story here.

  6. Scotland should aim to finish second - Gemmill

    World Cup qualifier, Scotland v Lithuania (Sat, 19:45 BST)

    Scotland should be happy if they can finish second in their World Cup 2018 qualifying group, says Archie Gemmill.

    The former Scotland midfielder, who won 43 caps, believes the focus should be on beating Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Malta, rather than toppling group favourites England.

    "I think Scotland should look at it as it being a group minus England," he said.

    "The two games against England are going to be absolutely massive, but if Scotland can concentrate on picking up the points against Lithuania, Slovakia and Malta and take it as winning that group of teams, then they are going to be in a play-off for the World Cup.

    Scotland won their opening qualifier 5-1 in Malta and host Lithuania at Hampden Park on Saturday before travelling to Slovakia three days later.

    They face England at Wembley on 11 November.

    Scotland beating Malta
  7. Fury's retirement comments 'a sad state of affairs'


    BBC sports correspondent Richard Conway has responded to Tyson Fury's latest tweet, which says he is "here to stay" after earlier suggesting he had retired in an expletive-laden message on Twitter...

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  8. Sharapova decision on Tuesday


    The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will announce its ruling on Maria Sharapova's appeal against her two-year doping ban at 14:00 BST on Tuesday.

    The International Tennis Federation banned her in June for using a prohibited drug.

    Sharapova, 29, was provisionally banned in March after testing positive for meldonium at January's Australian Open.

    The heart disease drug, which Sharapova said she had taken since 2006 for health issues, became a banned substance on 1 January 2016.

    Maria Sharapova
  9. United eye Jamaican forward?

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    Leon Bailey

    Manchester United are stepping up their interest in Racing Genk forward Leon Bailey, according to ESPN.

    They say United's chief scout, Jim Lawlor, watched Bailey score for Genk in last week's 3-1 Europa League win over Sassuolo.

    The 19-year-old was named best young player in Belgium after performances Genk last year.

  10. On this day...

    Rugby Union

    It is one year to the day since England were beaten by Australia at Twickenham, effectively ending their home World Cup campaign.

    That result began the dawn of a new era for English rugby with Eddie Jones leading the team to a Six Nations Grand Slam and a first series win in Australia.

    Today England are preparing for their autumn internationals starting on 12 November against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia at Twickenham.

    Stuart Lancaster
  11. Reaction to Durham's relegation


    England and Yorkshire wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow and Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale give their views on the news that Durham have been relegated to County Championship Division Two after accepting a £3.8m rescue package from the ECB. 

  12. Fury 'here to stay'


    Having announced he was "retired" earlier, Britain's heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is now telling us he is "here to stay".

    This is thrilling stuff...

  13. Who next for Villa?


    A reminder that two prominent managers have lost their jobs today - Francesco Guidolin has been replaced by former USA coach Bob Bradley at Swansea while Roberto di Matteo was sacked by Aston Villa.

    Former Birmingham City boss Steve Bruce, who still lives in the Midlands and is currently without a club, and ex-Wolves manager Mick McCarthy are among the early favourites to replace him.

    Ex-Walsall manager Dean Smith, now in charge at Brentford, has already dismissed speculation about taking charge of the club he supported as a boy.

    Steve Bruce
  14. Reaction - Durham relegated to Division Two


    Jonathan Agnew

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    Steve Harmison Paul Collingwood
    Image caption: Steve Harmison and Paul Collingwood were two of eight Durham players to play for England

    Durham's is a sad and salutary tale. Ambition and enviable cricketing infrastructure, that produced eight Test players, but also over ambition in that the county had its head turned by the foolish central policy of encouraging all to stage Test cricket.

    By overextending financially to fulfill their dream, this was the undoing of Durham who have now lost the right to host Tests.

    The rescue package comes to £3.8m and they will resume in the second division, another irony having won the County Championship three times in six years.

    While this has been a lesson to other counties similarly tempted to enter the big time, it should also discourage the ECB from encouraging counties to take such a gamble.

  15. Brownlee named in new Fancy Bears leak


    Alistair Brownlee

    Britain's two-time Olympic triathlon gold medallist Alistair Brownlee has been named in the latest release of medical files by hackers calling themselves Fancy Bears. 

    Brownlee is the only Briton to feature in the latest batch of names.

    The release shows the 28-year-old applied for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for acetazolamide in October 2013. 

    TUEs allow banned substances to be taken for athletes' verified medical needs.

    The drug is used for range of ailments such as glaucoma and can also help combat altitude sickness. It is on the World Anti-Doping Agency banned list principally due to its misuse as a diuretic.

  16. Windass in bankruptcy court hearing

    Dean Windass

    Former Hull City striker Dean Windass is facing bankruptcy after acquiring debts of more than £150,000, according to tax officials.

    A preliminary Bankruptcy Court hearing for Windass took place in London on Monday.

    His lawyers said 47-year-old Windass, who was not present, was trying to find a solution to his problems and another hearing is scheduled for December.  

    The Hull-born striker made more than 600 appearances and scored more than 200 goals in an 18-year professional career.

    He also played for Bradford City, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Aberdeen.

  17. Vaughan 'doesn't get' Durham losing right to stage Tests


    Former England captain and Yorkshire batsman Michael Vaughan is shocked by the scale and range of Durham's punishments after they were relegated from County Championship Division One over financial issues.

    They also lost the right to stage Test cricket at their Riverside ground.

    Vaughan tweeted: "Fines I get... points deduction I get... relegation I also get... but I don't get the removal of Test ground status. Why?

    "It's the kids of the north-east I worry about. Not being able to see a Test match live on their door step."  

  18. Get Involved - Swansea sack Guidolin

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    Adam Mark Robinson: Should never have got rid of Monk for me..seems like just another foreign owner chopping managers at a rate of knots without knowledge of football or the clubs roots.

    Nathan Paul: We should have tried to get Klinsmann but im happy for Bradley to take charge and thank you Guidolin for everytging u done good luck

    George Braby: The problem is not the coach.. It's the management.. How do you sell your best players going into a new season without equally good replacement 

  19. Bradley named Swansea manager


    Former Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden who played for Bob Bradley's United States national team has "no doubts" the American will be a success in the Premier League.