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Summary

  1. Bale, Ronaldo & Mahrez on Ballon d'Or shortlist
  2. Tottenham's Sissoko banned for three games
  3. Liverpool can do everything better - Klopp
  4. Rugby union: Itoje ruled out of autumn internationals
  5. Get Involved: Ballon d'Or vote

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By Amy Lofthouse and Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    That's everything from us today. Enjoy your evening - we'll be back tomorrow for 8 o'clock more Ballon d'Or reaction and build up to the fourth round of the EFL Cup.

    See you there.

  2. The 20 we know so far

    Ballon d'Or shortlist

    Here are the 20 players already announced and there are 10 names to be added at some point today. We've given up predicting exactly when France Football will get round to it: 

    Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich).

  3. Bayern's Muller on Ballon d'Or shortlist

    Ballon d'Or shortlist

    And rounding off this wave of nominations is Germany and Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Muller.

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  4. Messi on Ballon d'Or shortlist

    Football

    No surprises here - Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi has made the list. He has won the Ballon d'Or four times.

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  5. Mahrez makes shortlist

    Ballon d'Or shortlist

    Leicester's Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez makes the Ballon d'Or shortlist after helping his side win the Premier League title last season.

    Mahrez was also named the PFA and Football Writers' Player of the Year for 2015-16.

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  6. Lloris makes Ballon d'Or shortlist

    Ballon d'Or shortlist

    They're finally here! The next five players on the Ballon d'Or shortlist have been named. First up is France and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

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  7. Ronaldo wins 'our' Ballon d'Or vote

    Football

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Lest anyone think this was the official announcement, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won our vote on who you think should win the Ballon d'Or.

    Three-time winner Ronaldo took 28% of the vote with last year's winner Lionel Messi on 25%.

    Messi's Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez was third on 23% with Wales and Real Madrid's Gareth Bale fourth with 7% of the vote.

    Thanks to all those who took part.

    France Football magazine is revealing the 30-man shortlist in bunches of five players throughout Monday and 15 players have been announced so far.

    The full results of our vote are:

    1. Cristiano Ronaldo: 28%

    2. Lionel Messi: 25%

    3. Luis Suarez: 23%

    4. Gareth Bale: 7%

    5. Other: 5%

    6. Antoine Griezmann: 5%

    7. Neymar: 2%

    8. Kevin de Bruyne: 2%

    9. Sergio Aguero: 1%

    10. Robert Lewandowski: 1%

    11. Gonzalo Higuain: 0%

  8. 'Long road ahead for resurgent Hamilton'

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton narrowed the gap between himself and Nico Rosberg to 26 points after his victory at the American Grand Prix.

    It was the 50th win of Hamilton's career, putting him just one win behind Alain Prost in second place in the all-time list behind Michael Schumacher.

    Our F1 writer Andrew Benson looked at Hamilton's performance in Texas, and what he still needs to do to ensure he pips Rosberg to the post.

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  9. How Conte has changed Chelsea's system

    Football

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    Video caption: Match of the Day 3: How has Conte changed Chelsea's system

    BBC pundit and former England, Manchester United and Everton defender Phil Neville explains how Antonio Conte has changed Chelsea's system to a back three with wing backs, letting Eden Hazard flourish in a free role, after the Blues thrash Manchester United 4-0.    

    Also, you can read Neville's thoughts on why it's too early to write off Manchester United's title hopes in his MOTD2 analysis piece here.

  10. Watch Match of the Day on iPlayer

    Football

    You can catch up on the weekend's football with Match of the Day on iPlayer now (UK only).

    It's good news for the Manchester United fans out there, as this is Saturday's edition...

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  11. Heading footballs 'affects memory'

    Football

    A study has shown that heading a football can significantly affect a player's brain function and memory for 24 hours.

    Researchers fired footballs from a machine designed to simulate the pace and power of a corner kick and asked a group of football players to head a ball 20 times.  

    They tested the players' brain function and memory before and after the exercise.

    Researchers said they had identified "small but significant changes in brain function" after players headed the ball 20 times.

    Heading football
  12. Six teams confirmed for Hockey World League SF

    Hockey

    GB men's hockey team at 2016 Olympics

    Hosts England and Olympic champions Argentina are among six teams confirmed for next June's men’s Hockey World League Semi-Final in London.

    Also named are reigning European champions Netherlands, India,Pakistan and Korea.  

    It will run from 15-25 June at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  

    A further four teams will be announced next spring for the 10-nation event, which is the main qualifier for the 2018 Hockey World Cup in India.

  13. Get Involved - Who will win the Ballon d'Or?

    You've got 15 minutes left to get your votes in on who should win the 2016 Ballon d'Or.

    The 30-man shortlist is still missing 15 names, but we've picked out 10 players to choose from.

    If you think the player who should win isn't included, simply select the 11th option - 'other'.

    Make your choice to the right of this page or select the 'vote' tab if you're using a mobile device.

    Full BBC Sport online voting terms and conditions can be read here.

  14. Itoje set to miss six weeks

    Rugby Union

    Itoje will miss England's autumn internationals as he undergoes surgery.

    He injured his right hand during Saracens 44-26 victory over Scarlets at the weekend.

    "For any team to lose a player of the ability of Maro is a blow. He will be missed," Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall said.

    “What’s now important for Maro is his recovery and we look forward to his return later this season.”  

    England begin their autumn fixtures on 12 November, when they face South Africa at Twickenham.

    Maro Itoje
  15. BreakingItoje ruled out of autumn internationals

    Rugby Union

    England and Saracens lock Maro Itoje has been ruled out for six weeks after fracturing his right hand, ruling him out of the autumn internationals.

  16. Happy birthday to you

    Football

    It's Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan's birthday today, and he's recieved a classic birthday cake to celebrate it properly.

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  17. Del Potro wins first ATP title for three years

    Tennis

    Juan Martin del Potro is celebrating his first ATP title in three years after his victory at the Stockholm Open.

    He beat Jack Sock 7-5 6-1 to move back into the world's top 50.

    He was 1,045 in the rankings in February after missing much of 2014 and 2015 with wrist injuries.

    "I've been trying to fix my problems for the past two years and I didn't expect to win a title at this moment in my career," he said.

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  18. 'There was no intention but the elbow was in the face'

    EFL Cup fourth round, Liverpool v Tottenham (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    On accepting the Moussa Sissoko charge, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said: "We have reviewed the video. We accept the charge and now we move forward. 

    "After the game it was difficult when I was asked about the action. It was true that it was difficult for me to appreciate the situation of what happened.

    "But when I saw it on TV I need to say there was no intention but the elbow was in the face of Arter, that's clear. 

    "We accept the charge, and now we need to move forward, and expect a three-match ban." 

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  19. Get Involved - who should win the Ballon d'Or?

    We asked for your views earlier on the (still to be completed) Ballon d'Or shortlist and now we want you to cast your vote on who should win.

    France Football have announced 15 of the players to feature on the 30-man shortlist. Based on those we know, and a few assumptions on our part, we have picked out 10 players to choose from.

    If you think the player who should win isn't included, simply select the 11th option - 'other'.

    Make your choice to the right of this page or select the 'vote' tab if you're using a mobile device.

    Full BBC Sport online voting terms and conditions can be read here.