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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    And that is the end of today's Sportsday.

    Thank you for joining us and for your comments. We will be back at 08:00 BST on Thursday morning. See you then.

  2. Burns' fight funds go to Towell family

    Boxing

    Ricky Burns meets Kiryl Relikh on Friday

    Money raised from late ticket sales for Ricky Burns' world title bout will go to support the family of Mike Towell.

    Towell, 25, died in hospital last Friday after being injured in a fight with Dale Evans the previous day.

    Burns defends his WBA super-lightweight title on Friday against Kiryl Relikh, and some of the ticket money will go to Towell's family.

    The gesture follows a fundraising appeal started by former world champion Ricky Hatton, who donated £5,000.

  3. Exeter's Jess out for four months

    Rugby union

    Matt Jess

    Exeter Chiefs winger Matt Jess is set to be out until February after having surgery on a toe injury.

    The 32-year-old has had surgery on the problem and will be sidelined for at least four months.

    "Whenever you talk about big toe injuries they sound relatively minor, but they can be pretty complex," said Exeter head coach Rob Baxter.

    "When it involves the bottom of the foot and the ligaments around the toe, as it does with Matt, it could be a relatively long term injury."

  4. Russia and Qatar World Cup votes may be 'best thing for football'

    Football

    The decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar "may be the best thing" for football, says Fifa vice-president Victor Montagliani.

    Since the tournaments were awarded in December 2010, widespread corruption has been exposed in the global game.

    Prominent figures, including then Fifa president Sepp Blatter, have been banned.

    "I think that was the tipping point for things to happen," said Montagliani. "If Russia and Qatar had not got these World Cups, would we be in this situation now with an opportunity to clean the game?

    "If England and the US had got the World Cup, maybe we would've had status quo. Maybe the best thing that happened in football was Russia and Qatar."

    Qatar
  5. Post update

    As part of the the Women in Sport Week, England Women rugby international Maggie Alphonsi looks at how the menstrual cycle affects performance at both the professional and grassroots level of sport.

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    Video caption: Women in sport week: How the menstrual cycle affects performance
  6. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    Who deserves to be on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 shortlist?

    Elizabeth Martin: Overseas - Alex Zinardi, Team- GB Women's hockey team. Young Sportsperson - Eleanor Robinson. Sportsperson of the Year - Kadeena Cox. Coach - Claudio Ranieri.

    Nick Searle-Donoso: Murray, Kenny, Trott, Joshua, Farah, Froome, Konta, Adams, Farrel, Rose.

    Alex Shcnopple: SPOTY = Alistair Brownlee. International = Simone Biles. Team = both of GB's (Para & Olym). Coach = Claudio Ranieri

    Alistair Brownlee
  7. BreakingRangers' Barton faces gambling charge

    Football

    Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has been charged with breaking rules relating to gambling on football matches.

    The 34-year-old is accused by the Scottish Football Association of placing 44 bets between 1 July and 15 September this year.

    Barton is due to return from a three-week club ban on Monday following an internal dispute.

    The player has until 12 October to respond to the charge, with a hearing date set for 27 October.

    Joey Barton
  8. 'We weren't very good at keeping people in line'

    Football

    England Women defender Casey Stoney reveals actors were brought into a team training camp to help players with having "difficult conversations".

    Stoney, who has won 118 international caps, admitted: "We weren't very good at keeping people in line when they fell out of line ".

    "Guys just say it, they deal with it, it's done, whereas girls will talk about it behind someone's back. But we have got a hell of a lot better".

    Watch the clip from BBC 5 live here.

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    Video caption: Casey Stoney reveals actors helped England players with having difficult conversations
  9. Pires in favour of World Cup expansion

    Football

    Some more quotes from ex-Arsenal winger Robert Pires, who has been talking about potential plans to increase the finals stage of the World Cup to 48 nations, with a qualifying round held before the traditional group format begins.

    "It is a good idea," says Pires. "There would be more games, more spectacle, more business and it is good for more countries to have a chance of playing at the World Cup."

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    Video caption: Robert Pires tells us why he supports the idea of increasing the World Cup to 48 teams.
  10. Pires on Wenger as a potential England boss

    Football

    Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires has been talking at the Leaders 16 event at Stamford Bridge about his former boss Arsene Wenger potentially getting the England job in the future.

    "He is a great manager, a great person and doing well," said Pires.

    “Maybe he wants to go to the England national team because it is a new challenge and managing a country is not the same as managing a club. Maybe for England it would be a good opportunity if they could work with Arsene Wenger.

    "He is French but speaks very good English. Everyone in the Premier League knows Wenger has done well. Maybe if Arsene wants to work with this national team it will be a good combination."

    Robert Pires and Arsene Wenger
  11. BreakingJones suffers broken leg in England training

    Rugby Union

    Wasps have confirmed that back row forward Sam Jones has suffered a fracture of his right leg during England training and will now miss all of the autumn internationals.

    The club is awaiting the results of subsequent MRI scans and Jones will see a specialist on Friday afternoon to determine the extent of the injury.

    Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young said: “It’s a big blow and I really feel for Sam. He has worked his socks off for Wasps and deservedly got his call-up to England

    "Sam has been one of the first names on my teamsheet this season and will be a big loss for us."

    “My biggest disappointment is for Sam as he’s been playing so well and would have made a good impression in the England camp. These things happen, but you can’t help but feel sorry for him."

    Sam Jones
  12. 'I took a lot of confidence'

    Golf

    Thomas Pieters has been speaking about his Ryder Cup experience, and how it will help him compete in future major championships.

    "Rory will tell you it's nothing like the majors," said Pieters. "The Ryder Cup is the most nervous he's been.

    "I took a lot of confidence. I learned I can play in that environment."

    "Coming down the stretch in a major is going to seem easy after this."

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  13. Get Involved

    Who deserves to be on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist?

    James Taylor: Main- Farah (Murray if he hadn't won before) Team- Women's Hockey Young- Amy Tinkler for her bronze Coach- Eddie Jones.

    Paul Sowerby: Who to pick from the many Paralympians. Sarah Story, Hannah Cockroft are just 2 . The squad for team of the year.

    Meg: Shortlist has to include Ali Brownlee, Laura Trott & Kate Richardson-Walsh. Not just the big names like Murray/Farah. 

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  14. Wales 'lucky' at Euros, says Austria coach Koller

    Football

    Wales were "lucky" to reach the Euro 2016 semi-finals, Austria manager Marcel Koller has claimed.

    "We will not rearrange everything. Sometimes you need to be lucky as well. That is what we could see at Euro 2016 - Wales were lucky sometimes," he said.

    "We saw during the Euros he [Bale] can win games on his own.

    "We will not only have only player chasing after him - we will have two or three players in close vicinity to disturb him as soon as possible."

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  15. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    Who deserves to be on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 shortlist?

    Eoghan MacNamara: Laura Muir for #SPOTY surely. World Leader in the 1500m and smashed Dame Kelly Holmes British Record! While still at Uni.

    Adam Poots: Many deserving of SPOTY, but Mo Farah's achievements rise above all others.

    Steve Buckley: Alistair Brownlee or Mo Farah for me, and cannot see past Leicester City for Team of the Year truly remarkable.

    Mo Farah
  16. 'We counted at least 6...'

    Football

    Accrington Stanley have poked fun at the crowd at their EFL Trophy game against Chesterfield on Tuesday night.

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  17. Sledging: right or wrong?

    Cricket

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    Video caption: England's Ben Stokes says umpires are too quick to stop verbal exchanges between players.

    Ben Stokes told Stumped that umpires are too quick to clamp down on sledging.

    It's provoked plenty of debate - and you've had your say on whether sledging is right or wrong.

  18. Stones on Southgate

    Football

    Can Gareth Southgate be the permanent England manager?

    "Yes definitely. He knows everyone and I'm sure he'll be relishing this challenge, but whatever happens after these four games it's down to the FA."

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  19. 'I'll sit on the bench whenever the coach decides'

    Football

    Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic says he accepts Antonio Conte's decision to drop him from the first team, according to the Daily Mail.

    "I was maximum ready and healthy for the match with Hull, but I never got the chance," he said.

    "I'll always put myself below the interests of the team, be that national side or club.

    "When the team is successful and when they win, it's quickly forgotten when you make mistakes. It's been a while since I was a backup, but I do not mind. 

    "I'll sit on the bench whenever the coach decides, and not for the first time in these eight years at Chelsea".

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  20. 'It's almost a fresh start'

    Football

    Some more from John Stones, who has been speaking about caretaker manager Gareth Southgate ahead of their match against Malta.

    "It’s almost a fresh start after the summer. Being a defender, I think the toughness is born into him," he said.

    "Sometimes it’s not what you want to hear. I know from playing in the Under 21s that if it’s not going right he’ll tell us.

    "We need to take one game at a time. We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves. It’s exciting times for us as players and a new challenge ahead of us.

    "I think the last minute victory shows that we are tough."

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