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Joey Barton has had his suspension at Rangers extended by a week
Johanna Konta has lost 6-4 6-2 to Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the China Open in Beijing

Nico Rosberg wins Japanese Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton pays for poor start to finish

JOE DOWNES AT SUZUKA: Lewis Hamilton's woeful start allowed Nico Rosberg to coast to victory at the Japanese Grand Prix and edge closer to a maiden world title. The German was left with the simplest of tasks to claim his maiden win at Suzuka, his ninth this season and his fourth in the last five races. Hamilton was down in eighth place at the end of lap one as his troubles off the line this term continued. He recovered to finish third but now trails Mercedes team-mate Rosberg by 33 points with just four races remaining and a maximum 100 points up for grabs.

Michael Bisping beats Dan Henderson by unanimous decision at UFC 204

WILL GRIFFEE IN MANCHESTER: Seven years after Dan Henderson won their first meeting in Las Vegas, Michael Bisping was able to exact revenge in front of his home crowd in the early hours of Sunday morning. He had to do it the hard way, though, as he picked himself up off the canvas after being taken down by Henderson right hands on two occasions..

Tyson Fury's camp are happy for the heavyweight champion to have his belts stripped... as long as he is afforded the chance to win them back when he returns to the ring, according to trainer Peter Fury.

Gareth Southgate launched a passionate defence of his captain Wayne Rooney on Saturday night, after sections of the Wembley crowd booed his name when it was announced.

Starting from second on the grid at Suzuka, Hamilton crawled off the line, getting swallowed up by several cars to lie eighth at the end of the first lap.

The Minnesota Vikings are an example of how to manage a stadium move in precisely the way that West Ham are not. The Vikings sought continuity where as West Ham talk of re-branding.

Bolivia defender Yasmani Duk is refusing to apologise after elbowing Neymar and demands that the Barcelona forward stops his 'Charlie Big B******* behaviour'.

Mark Wood has received another serious setback in his injury ravaged career when he was today ruled out of England's Test tour of India with more problems with his left ankle.

Michael Bisping praises 'legend of the sport' Dan Henderson after successful title defence

Michael Bisping was heavy in his praise for veteran fighter Dan Henderson and the Manchester crowd after successfully defending his middleweight title at UFC 204. The 37-year-old famously lost to Henderson at UFC 100 seven years ago, but made no mistake this time with a convincing win following a unanimous decision. After the fight, Bisping was delighted with his own performance, but said that the energy and commitment shown by the fans got him through some tough situations.

Ryan Giggs says Swansea 'did not meet my ambition' as he hits back at 'underwhelming

Ryan Giggs has hit back at claims he had a poor interview with Swansea saying: 'They did not meet my ambition.' Giggs was a contender for the job after the Swans sacked Francesco Guidolin.

MATT LAWTON: There is a growing sense of anxiety among prominent figures at Team Sky over Sir Dave Brailsford's handling of the current crisis.

Inter Milan agreed a whopping £76million deal with Real Madrid to sign James Rodriguez in the summer but their attempts to bring the Colombian playmaker to the San Siro were in vain.

The 51-year-old former Manchester City manager is out of work after leaving Inter Milan by mutual consent in August and has been courted by clubs in China.

England 2-0 Malta: Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli strike to fire Gareth Southgate to

ENGLAND 2-0 MALTA BY ROB DRAPER AT WEMBLEY:We will, perhaps, hold off on calls for a knighthood just for now. After all, Sam Allardyce won his first game for England. Gareth Southgate can at least make it to Tuesday night in Slovenia and complete a second game before we start to assess his suitability to become a peer of the realm. But as auditions go, Southgate did just about alright; no more than that.

England 2-0 Malta PLAYER RATINGS: Jordan Henderson was incisive in his passing but Theo

Gareth Southgate's reign as England's interim boss begun with a comfortable World Cup qualifying victory over Malta. Sportsmail's ADAM CRAFTON was at Wembley to rate the Three Lions.

SAM CUNNINGHAM: The 30-year-old says he is a fighter and will not give up on his England career, but someone will have to throw the towel for him eventually. It is getting too painful to watch.

GLENN HODDLE: I was encouraged by England's first 45 minutes at Wembley on Saturday night, you could see what the new manager Gareth Southgate was trying to instil in his players.

Ryan Giggs thinks Jesse Lingard has been an intelligent player since the age of 10 but needs to 'kick on'. Lingard made his debut for England in their World Cup qualifier against Malta.

Gareth Southgate off to perfect start as interim England boss as he avoids Malta banana

OLIVER HOLT AT WEMBLEY: A few minutes before kick-off, just before the England caretaker manager left the home dressing room with his team, the loud-speaker system played an old favourite. 'Three Lions on a Shirt,' blared out around the stadium and 20 years in the life of Gareth Southgate fell away to a time when he was walking out here in a kit, not a three-piece suit. Southgate was a member of Terry Venables' side at Euro 96, the last time there was real excitement or genuine optimism about England's chances of actually winning a tournament. 

Jesse Lingard was tidy without the wow factor on England debut... his disciplined display

SAMI MOKBEL: This disciplined display an example of why Mourinho has shown such faith in the 23-year-old. Lingard's value isn't always the easiest to spot; but Mourinho certainly has.

ADAM CRAFTON AT WEMBLEY: Gareth Southgate has called on England's players to step up their intensity after their performance faded in the second-half.

Bruce has emerged as the clear frontrunner to take over at Aston Villa after holding talks with the club's chief executive Keith Wyness and technical director Steve Round.

SAM CUNNINGHAM: On a windswept touchline, a coach stands, hands pushed deep into his pockets. He watches as one of his players stumbles. 'Don't pass like a fag!' he says.

Joe Hart still frustrated by his exit from Manchester City but is 'really, really

ROB DRAPER: Joe Hart is pretty frank about his move to Torino in Serie A this season. He is in the land of Dino Zoff, Gianluigi Buffon and Walter Zenga and is asked whether that may have been a factor in choosing Italy. 'It was but I'm not going to lie,' he says. 'I wasn't sat there with 25 options. I wasn't. Torino was a really good option for me and it definitely excited me to go to play in Serie A and to play for Torino. That fit, in the situation I was in, was a good decision. 

Germany 3-0 Czech Republic: Thomas Muller bags brace either side of a Toni Kroos strike as

GERMANY 3-0 CZECH REPUBLIC: Germany recorded their second successive 3-0 win in a comfortable start to their Group C World Cup qualifying campaign. Thomas Muller bagged a brace while Toni Kroos was also on target for Joachim Low's men, who inflicted an identical defeat on Norway last month and host Northern Ireland in their next qualifier on Tuesday.

Substitute McArthur rescued Scotland with an 89th-minute equaliser against the Group F minnows on Saturday night. Fedor Cernych had put Lithuania ahead with a thumping strike.

Forced off injured at half-time and then compelled to watch as his Scotland team-mates scrambled their way to a draw, the occasion of Darren Fletcher's 75th cap was the source of scant joy.

James McArthur believes his late equaliser against Lithuania has kept Scotland's World Cup campaign on track and is ready to stand in for Darren Fletcher in Tuesday's visit to Slovakia.

Warrington 6-12 Wigan: Josh Charnley signs off from rugby league with the winning try at

WARRINGTON 6-12 WIGAN BY NIK SIMON AT OLD TRAFFORD: Old Trafford proved to be the theatre of Josh Charnley's wildest dreams. On his final game in rugby league, the Wigan winger scored the winning try to bid a Grand Farewell in the Grand Final. Coming back from 6-2 down against Warrington, Charnley collected Dan Sarginson's kick in the 63rd minute to score in his last outing before his code switch to Sale Sharks.

Australia scrum-half Nick Phipps pushes over Argentina physio in moment of madness

Nick Phipps caused a second-half brawl when he shoved over an Argentinean physio at Twickenham. The replacement scrum-half saw the medic trying to pick up the ball when Australia were awarded an penalty and went for him, pushing him to the ground. The Pumas winger Matias Moroni was so incensed that he ran 30 metres to confront the Wallaby, and then a 20-man shoving contest began.

SAM PETERS: It follows the worst week in Eddie Jones' England coaching career, which saw him heavily criticised for the brutal nature of a three-day training camp.

The Wallabies head coach saw his team beat Argentina at rugby HQ comfortably to end the Rugby Championship in second place, but knows he needs more fight to beat Eddie Jones's men.

New Zealand overcame the absence of suspended half-back Aaron Smith to seal a clean sweep in the Rugby Championship with victory over South Africa in Durban on Saturday.



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Jordi Cruyff believes father Johan would be a Manchester City fan today and says it is a

ROB DRAPER: It is almost as if the man himself is there. The question has been raised as to whether Johan Cruyff, shortly before his death in March this year, would have had any concerns about Pep Guardiola adapting to English football. In the room is his son, Jordi, and he says his father was able to talk with Guardiola about the new challenge in his career shortly before he died.

David Wagner is composing a sweet Yorkshire symphony at Huddersfield Town and has them

ROB DRAPER - INTERVIEW: Perhaps a German succeeding in Yorkshire is not quite as surprising as it might appear.  After all, the German culture of speaking your mind means that people can seem a little blunt at times. So it might explain why David Wagner is thriving at Huddersfield Town.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims 'there is no free time' as he works hard without his team-mates

Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims there is 'no free time' for a top level sportsman, only 'hard work and objectives' as he keeps himself fit during the two week international break. The 35-year-old may be retired from the international game, but shows that despite heading into the latter stages of his career he has no intentions of slowing down.

The Brazilian was courted by Manchester United last year but a deal failed to materialise and the 23-year-old suffered a drop in form. Now Chelsea are monitoring the Lazio winger.

Wales popped plenty of corks in celebration at their ride to the Euro 2016 semi-finals, but Chris Coleman is refusing to think about toasting more success just yet.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is a fitness doubt for their game against Premier League leaders Manchester City next weekend with a thigh injury. 

Antoine Griezmann believes Paul Pogba needs to be shown 'affection' to rediscover his form after another disappointing performance during France's World Cup qualifier victory.

The French club are in the process of being taken over by LA Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and want to speak to Mitchell about becoming their head of recruitment.

Had Seamus Coleman not rescued what appeared an unlikely victory, Ireland's hopes of making it back to Eastern Europe and to the World Cup finals in Russia would have been on shaky ground,

From Yaya Toure to Yaya Sanogo... Here are 10 of the Premier League's forgotten men from

Have you glanced at a Premier League squad list this season and thought - 'How on earth is he still there?' As hard as managers try to keep their squads happy through rotation, there are always some who play so rarely that you'd almost forgotten they exist. We take a look at 10 forgotten men in this season's Premier League squads.

Gareth Bale won't give away if Wales' car crash team photos are all part of an in joke

Gareth Bale admits Wales are rubbish at posing for pre-game team pictures - but plans to focus better when the real action starts against Georgia on Sunday. Wales have become a photographer's nightmare with their wonky line-ups ahead of kick-off but Bale refused to give the game away when asked if it has become a deliberate prank.

Northern Ireland 4-0 San Marino: Steven Davis, Kyle Lafferty and Jamie Ward ensure Michael

CHRIS WHEELER AT WINDSOR PARK: San Marino were never likely to spoil the party, especially with 10 men, but it still needed three late goals from Northern Ireland to kill off the underdogs

Bob Bradley made an emphatic entrance into British football at his unveiling as the new Swansea boss on Friday - and the American has vowed to prove his sceptics wrong.

Slovenia's Rok Kronaveter scored his first international goal with his first touch of the ball after coming on as a substitute to earn his side a win over Slovakia in a scrappy World Cup Group F qualifier on Saturday.

HOLLAND 4-1 BELARUS: Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen produced the finest of strikes as Holland eased past Belarus to rise to the top of Group A.

Manchester United outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger has spent his first free international break by training on his own at the club's Carrington HQ. The World Cup winner is unwanted by United.

A hat-trick from Robert Lewandowski lifted Poland to a 3-2 victory over Denmark in a thrilling World Cup Group E qualifier in Warsaw on Saturday.

Greg Clarke, the new chairman of the Football Association, believes that Sam Allardyce will 'dwell on the regrettable episode' that led to his departure as England manager for a long time to come.

Alistair Hargreaves on his decision to quit rugby due to fears for health: A future

SAM PETERS: It would be so easy for Alistair Hargreaves to feel bitter on Sunday as he watches from the sidelines at Allianz Park.  Forced to retire from the game he loves at the age of 30 after suffering five concussions in two years, the former Saracens captain and second row would be forgiven for resenting the hand he has been dealt. Not a bit of it.

Ricky Burns earns right for Adrien Broner fight after defence of his WBA world

Ricky Burns could turn his attention to a big-money Las Vegas fight with Adrien Broner after his successful mandatory defence of his WBA world super-lightweight title against Kiryl Relikh in Glasgow. A meeting with the four-weight champion from the US was the incentive for the 33-year-old from Coatbridge, who had to work hard against the Belarusian to keep the belt he won in May.

Ben Stokes is relishing his new-found responsibility as England vice-captain

PAUL NEWMAN IN DHAKA: Trevor Bayliss identified Ben Stokes as the heartbeat of his young England side as soon as he took charge last summer and rarely has he demonstrated it more vividly than with his decisive intervention in the thrilling first one-day international. Stokes is used to influencing games with bat, ball and in the field but now, in his new role as acting vice-captain to Jos Buttler, he proved equally adept with words just as Bangladesh looked poised to cruise to an opening victory here.


Johanna Konta has become the first British woman in 32 years to reach the top-10 after sealing a place in the final of the China Open.

SAM PETERS AT WELFORD ROAD: Mike Williams became England's latest injury concern after suffering suspected nerve damage to the arm he broke twice last season.

Ronnie O'Sullivan stands between Judd Trump and the European Masters title after 'the Rocket' destroyed Australian Neil Robertson 6-0 in their semi-final.

Amir Khan is targeting a return to boxing in early 2017, after an operation to place hip bone into his right hand was a success. Khan has been out of the game since defeat to Canelo Alvarez in May.

WILL KELLEHER AT THE TWICKENHAM STOOP: Kyle Sinckler led the charge as Harlequins managed a vital home win over Northampton Saints on Saturday afternoon.

Jump jockey Henry Brooke was treated for serious injuries in Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary after a fall at Hexham on Saturday.

The conclusive triumph of O'Brien's Rhododendron in Friday's Dubai Fillies' Mile took O'Brien's tally to 20. He is four short of his best and five off the worldwide record set by the late Bobby Frankel.

Football's madcap owners: From Massimo Cellino to Tony Xia and Karl Oyston

Having the influence of an owner over a football club has been a reality since the sport left its amateur beginnings and took on a more professional guise. It has not just been in modern times that owners have hit the back pages for the wrong reasons either. Brian Clough used to regularly rail against directors and those he perceived as not being footballing men. However, while some owners may clash with managers or sell the wrong player at the wrong time, there is a big difference between that and the more incredible custodians that the game has managed to bring forth. From sacking after sacking to quoting Chairman Mao, Sportsmail has put together a guide to football's most madcap owners.

KIERAN GILL - THE NUMBERS GAME: It is a year to the day since Jurgen Klopp sat in front of a signed contract, and showed off that infamous smile for the first time as their new manager.

NIK SIMON - INTERVIEW: Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Mourad Boudjellal, whose office in Toulon is filled with figurines of trolls, hairless camels and babies carrying spears.

MATT BARLOW: Another week of inner turmoil draws to a close at London's culture club, where one tradition thriving despite a move from Upton Park to Stratford is the promise of wild inconsistency.