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Summary

  1. World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger rejoins Man Utd training
  2. Four teams separated by one point in the Premier League after the weekend's matches
  3. Stoke v Swansea (20:00 GMT)
  4. Champions League news conferences today
  5. Get Involved: Sporting Halloween Horrors / Halloween XI #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Andy Donley, Michael Emons and Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thank you and goodbye

    That's all from us for today - we'll have coverage of tonight's Premier League game between Stoke and Swansea starting at 19:00 BST.

    Thanks for joining us, and we'll see you tomorrow.

  2. Nigeria women coach goes unpaid

    Football

    Nigeria women's coach Florence Omagbemi has not been paid by the Nigerian Football Federation ahead of the start of the African Women's Cup of Nations.

    The former international has now gone eight months without play, although the NFF claim it will be resolved before the team fly out to defend their title.

    "It's been a challenging year for the federation financially but we're working hard to resolve this before the team depart for Cameroon," NFF official Chris Green told BBC Sport.

    "Omagbemi has been very calm about it and it has to be sorted out as soon as possible."

    Florence Omagbemi
  3. Too little, too late for Hamilton?

    Formula 1

    Does Lewis Hamilton have enough time left to overtake Nico Rosberg and take the championship title?

    His win in Mexico narrowed the gap between himself and Rosberg but that might not be enough.

    Chief F1 writer Andrew Benson has taken a look at Hamilton's season, and if he can claim the title.

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  4. Watch Match of the Day on iPlayer

    Football

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

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  5. Football fans can vote for world player award

    Football

    Fans will get the opportunity to vote for Fifa's world player of the year in the Best Fifa Football Awards in January.

    The award is one of eight prizes to be announced at the Best Fifa Football Awards in January.

    Fifa ended their association with the Ballon d'Or earlier this year.

    The votes of the captains and head coaches of all of the world's national teams will make up 50% of the result, with the other half split between an online public ballot and more than 200 media representatives around the world.  

    The best Fifa awards
  6. Firmino's Halloween look

    Football

    Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has been showing off his impressive Halloween costume on social media.

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  7. Bradford Bulls to pay off debts to HMRC

    Rugby league

    Odsal

    Bradford Bulls will pay "tens of thousands" of pounds in debts owed to HMRC to stave off a winding-up petition.

    HMRC asked for the Championship club to be wound up on Monday, arguing it owed around £350,000 in taxes, but Bulls claim they owe only £133,000.

    The case will be reviewed on 14 November after the club agreed to pay an undisclosed sum.

    "I am grateful to my barrister for her ability," chairman Marc Green said.

  8. Hammers have bad Luk

    Football

    West Ham players and fans will be sick of the sight of Romelu Lukaku.

    The Everton striker has netted in each of his past seven appearances against the Hammers after scoring the opener in Sunday's 2-0 home win.

    The Toffees' reliance on Belgium striker Lukaku against the Hammers, since he first arrived on loan from Chelsea in 2013, is clear:

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    We've got plenty more Premier League stats, including another unwanted record for Sunderland fans.

  9. Tonight's team news

    Stoke v Swansea (20:00 GMT)

    Stoke defender Geoff Cameron is a doubt after hyperextending his knee during last week's victory over Hull City.

    Phil Bardsley is another potential absentee, having been given compassionate leave following the death of his grandfather.

    Swansea's Jefferson Montero is back in training after a calf injury and could be included among the substitutes.

    Fernando Llorente (pictured) is fit to start, having made his injury comeback off the bench last weekend.

    You can follow live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live from 20:00 GMT.

    Fernando Llorente
  10. Listen to the Sportsweek Podcast

    Time to download the Sportsweek Podcast, including an interview with England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones and talk concerning Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

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  11. Funding warning for UK governing bodies

    Sporting governing bodies must bring in more women or lose public funding, UK Sport and Sport England have warned.

    A new 'Code for Sports Governance' sets out a new target of at least 30% gender diversity on boards.

    It also calls for greater transparency in publishing more information on the structure, strategy and financial position of the organisation.

    "If sport wants to be publicly funded, it must reflect the public it serves," chief executive of Women in Sport Ruth Holdaway said.

    Shaun Harvey, Richard Scudamore, Martin Glenn
  12. We have to play 'almost perfectly' - Guardiola

    Manchester City v Barcelona (Tuesday, 19:45 BST)

    Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will treat tomorrow's Champions League game against Barcelona like a final.

    "We have to play in that way - like a final. It's not a final for them, it is a final for us," he said.

    "We have to be focused for 90 minutes, knowing they are going to provoke mistakes because of the quality they have.  

    "We will try. I have never entered a match thinking we can't win but we have to play almost perfectly."

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  13. 'We'll never find the next Cloughie'

    Football

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has been talking to BBC Radio 5 live about the impact of foreign managers in British football and the few opportunities for young British coaches.  

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    Video caption: Steve Bruce says we'll never find the next Cloughie with so many foreign managers around.
  14. Ref injured in League Two game out of hospital

    Football

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Referee Kevin Johnson has been let out of hospital after being stretchered off with a neck injury during Plymouth's League Two victory over Colchester.

    He was kept in hospital overnight in Plymouth suffering from neck ligament damage and blurred vision.

    The game was suspended for 15 minutes following an accidental collision with Argyle striker Jimmy Spencer, and Johnson was replaced by Simon Knapp.

    The Somerset-based official is likely to spend some time on the sidelines.

    "He won't be refereeing for the next few weeks," an English Football League spokesman told BBC Sport.

    "His progress will be monitored and we wish him a speedy recovery."

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  15. Stoke prepare for Swansea game

    Football

    Stoke City are ready for their Premier League clash with Swansea tonight.

    We'll have live text commentary of the game on the website starting at 18:30 BST, along with radio commentary from 5 live.

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  16. Zabaleta boost for Manchester City

    Manchester City v Barcelona (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Pablo Zabaleta has given Manchester City a boost with a return to full training before Tuesday night's Champions League game against Barcelona.

    The defender was substituted in the 4-0 defeat at the Nou Camp with a foot injury - and has missed the last three games. 

    Pablo Zabaleta
  17. Allardyce out of Wolves contention

    Football

    Pat Murphy

    BBC Midlands football reporter

    There's little chance of Wolves landing Sam Allardyce as their new manager. Talks have been held with Allardyce's representatives but it's unlikely he'd opt for a struggling club near the bottom of the Championship after successive jobs in the Premier League and then with England. The feeling is Allardyce is holding out for a Premier League post and in no hurry.

    Wolves are focusing on out of work British managers (with no compensation issues), with Championship experience. They've held talks with Nigel Pearson, Paul Lambert and Dougie Freedman. Pearson and Lambert have won promotions from the Championship.

    There will be more talks with those candidates this week, headed by sporting director Kevin Thelwell, and after opinions in the football world have been canvassed, final interviews will be conducted by director Jeff Shi, on behalf of the owners, the Fosun Group. Paul Ince and Tim Sherwood have been touted, but I understand they're not in contention. Nor is Mark Warburton, Glasgow Rangers' manager. Hefty compensation would be a major complication in any approach for Warburton.

    There's no indication when the appointment will be made - but Thelwell is an admirer of caretaker manager, Rob Edwards. He and under-23s coach Scott Sellars have been in charge since Walter Zenga was sacked last week. They are being considered for the job full-time but their inexperience may be the decisive factor.

    Sam Allardyce
  18. Kane to return for North London derby?

    Football gossip

    Harry Kane could return to playing in time for the North London derby, according to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

    Kane has been missing for Spurs since September after damaging his ankle ligaments.

    Pochettino describe Kane's fitness as 50% for Wednesday's match against Bayer Leverkusen, according to The Sun.

    "Harry is our main striker. We are very happy with Vincent Janssen but we brought him to share that position with Harry," he said.

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  19. Murray 'didn't expect to finish year as world number one'

    Tennis

    Andy Murray trails Novak Djokovic by just 415 points in the fight to top the world rankings.

    Murray could top the rankings with victory in the Paris Masters, while Djokovic will retain the title if he reaches the Paris final.

    "I've never won there before, so to just expect that you're going to win the tournament would be silly," Murray said.

    "I don't feel any differently now to how I did six or eight weeks ago. My goal wasn't to finish as number one at the end of this year.

    "I wanted to finish this year as strong as possible and I think there is a lot stronger chance of doing it in the early part of next year, which is what I targeted rather than this week."

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  20. Burnley's Keane hopes to retain England place

    Football

    BBC Lancashire Sport

    Burnley defender Michael Keane says he is hopeful of retaining his place in the England squad.

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    Video caption: Michael Keane

    The 23-year-old was an unused substitute after being handed his first international call-up for the World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia earlier this month.

    Keane was part of Burnley's defensive unit that withstood 37 attempts in Saturday's Premier League draw against Manchester United.