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Neymar has to stop being 'Charlie Big B*******' according to Bolivia defender Yasmani Duk

Bolivia defender Yasmani Duk is refusing to apologise after elbowing Neymar and demands that the Barcelona forward stops his 'Charlie Big B******* behaviour'. Duk has been in the headlines after catching Neymar full in the face during his country's World Cup Qualifier against Brazil on Thursday - a blow which caused a gash on his eyebrow to bleed heavily. Many sections of the media accused the 28-year-old of being over-aggressive but the player has justified his actions as part and parcel of the game, and even found time to take a swipe at the Barcelona man.

Moldova 1-3 Republic of Ireland, World Cup 2018 qualifier LIVE, plus updates as Spain and

Republic of Ireland travel to Moldova as they look for three points in their 2018 World Cup qualifier on Sunday evening. Martin O'Neill's side have won one and drawn one of their two games so far, and will hope for a second victory on the road. Follow the action in Moldova as it happens live, plus updates from around Europe, with Sportsmail's ALEX BYWATER and Craig Hope at Stadionul Zimbru.

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.

Dave Brailsford was challenged to explain why he said a cycling official had travelled to France to meet a leading female rider when he was in fact delivering a package to the British road team.

PAUL NEWMAN IN DHAKA: All the goodwill that had built up over the previous 10 days disappeared into the gloom when the second ODI in Mirpur took a decidedly nasty turn.

England interim boss Gareth Southgate has called Jordan Pickford into his squad for the World Cup qualifier against Slovenia to replace the injured Tom Heaton.

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.

Wales 1-1 Georgia: Gareth Bale header not enough as Chris Coleman's side held to a draw as

WALES 1-1 GEORGIA - LAURIE WHITWELL AT THE CARDIFF CITY STADIUM: Wales maintained their unbeaten start to qualification for World Cup 2018 but were forced to settle for a point against Georgia on Sunday evening. Gareth Bale headed the hosts into the lead just 10 minutes into the first-half, making the perfect connection from Joe Ledley's corner kick. But the away side were level just 12 minutes into the second half as Tornike Okriashvili was left unmarked to head home from Valeri Kazaishvili's cross.

Jurgen Klopp hints at Liverpool title desire but admits he cannot say it because

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted at a Premier League title hope with the Reds, but cannot say it aloud because 'everybody will go nuts.' The German manager recently occupied himself during the international break with a game of crown green bowls at Holy Trinity Bowling Club in Formby.

Liverpool have scored 26 goals in their opening nine games in all competitions - with only leaders Manchester City equalling their haul of 18 in the Premier League. Mane has contributed three.

Dele Alli hailed Gareth Southgate as a 'fantastic manager' after he began life as England's interim head coach with victory over Malta in Saturday's World Cup qualifier.

Chris Coleman plans to step down after the current World Cup qualifying campaign, meaning a potential opening and, depending on his circumstances, Giggs would like the opportunity.

Neal Ardley's side claimed their first-ever victory over Oxford - winning 3-1 - on Sunday to move up to 10th in Sky Bet League One, one point above the Dons who lost 1-0 at home to Port Vale.

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.

Saracens 30-14 Wasps: Jamie George pushes his case to England head coach Eddie Jones

SARACENS 30-14 WASPS - CHRIS FOY AT ALLIANZ PARK: Jamie George touched down twice in the space of five minutes at Allianz Park to become the country’s leading try scorer and quell Wasps’ resistance. When Jimmy Gopperth struck a penalty for the visitors in the 67th minute, they were trailing by just two points and in the hunt for a sixth victory in as many matches, to remain top of the Aviva Premiership table. Instead, Saracens raised themselves for a furious late onslaught and George capitalised, crossing the line twice after coming on as a replacement to take his try tally to five in the first six games of this campaign.

It's been inevitable for much of the season but Mercedes finally sealed the constructors' championship at the Japanese Grand Prix following Nico Rosberg's Suzuka win.

The Japanese GP could prove a defining point in the championship race as Nico Rosberg's victory saw him extend his title lead over Lewis Hamilton to 33 points. Here are five things we learned from Suzuka.

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.

Jurgen Klopp swaps Anfield for the bowling green as he tries his hand at bowls with three

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is known for his rambunctious, 'heavy metal' approach to football and life in general. But the German seemed to fancy a change of pace during the international break as he visited his local bowling green in Formby to play a game of bowls with three elderly Liverpool fans for LFCTV.  Klopp was greeted at the green by chairman of the Holy Trinity bowling club, Eric, and spoke about how a trip to Luton when he was 16 made him aware of the sport. 

Johanna Konta suffers straight sets defeat by world No 3 Agnieszka Radwanska in China Open

Jo Konta has secured a place in the world's top 10, but she could not follow that up by winning the biggest tournament of her career to date on Sunday morning. The British No 1 was undone by the all court craft of world number three Agnieszka Radwanska to lose the final of the £4.25million China Open 6-4 6-2 in Beijing.

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claim that Real Madrid, PSG, Manchester United and Manchester City tried to sign Neymar last summer, with each club happy to pay his £170m clause.

Johanna Konta fell short, but Andy Murray ensured that it was another Super Sunday for British tennis by taking the China Open title in fluent style against the flair of Grigor Dimitrov.

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 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.

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.

The 34-year-old was involved in an alleged heated exchange at the club's Murray Park training ground on September 13, and he has not been allowed back since.

Arsenal ace Ramsey proves he's a sharp shooter off the pitch too as he uses injury break to take up clay pigeon shooting

Aaron Ramsey has seemingly taken up a new hobby during his recovery from injury. The Arsenal midfielder celebrated his brother Josh's birthday by going clay pigeon shooting and was gracious in defeat when sending his sibling his best wishes on social media. 'Suppose I had to let him win on his birthday. Happy birthday #claypigeonshooting.' wrote Ramsey.

14-year-old wonderkid Mustafa Kapi handed senior debut by Galatasaray

After Karamoko Dembele made his debut for Celtic's U20 side aged just 13, there's already another wonderkid on the block... and he goes by the name of Mustafa Kapi.  The 14-year-old was handed his Galatasaray first-team debut on Saturday, replacing striker Sinan Gunus in the 89th minute of their friendly against Levski Sofia. The Turkish giants travelled to Bulgaria to keep up their match fitness during the international break and maybe bed in a couple of youngsters, but nobody expected Dutch coach Jan Olde Riekerink to play a teenager born in 2002.

A Team GB Olympics football team would not endanger the four home nations' independent status in the eyes of FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

The former Birmingham and Hull manager has held initial discussions with Villa and is now considered the leading contender for the position along with Steve Clarke.

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.



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Gag's on you, lads! Wales pose for another hideous team photo but Georgia derail hosts'

Wales lined up for another wretched team photo ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Georgia on Sunday night, but after the visitors snatched a deserved point in Cardiff, one wonders if the in-joke has grown old. Injuries to two key players Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen left the Welsh team depleted heading into the crucial encounter - and the way the side stationed themselves for the cameras forewarned expectant fans of the dishevelled performance that ensued. 

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Gareth Southgate should be given the opportunity to manage England for the next four years, not just four games, says Trevor Brooking. Southgate got off to a winning start triumphing over Malta.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Scotland 1-1 Lithuania: Gordon Strachan under pressure despite sub James McArthur

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.

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.

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.

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

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,

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.

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.

Tyrell Hatton lands first European Tour title in style by equalling record score at Alfred

England's Tyrrell Hatton cruised to his first European Tour title with a commanding victory in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday. Hatton, who equalled the course record at St Andrews with a flawless 62 on Saturday, carded a closing 66 to finish 23 under par, matching the tournament record set by David Howell and Peter Uihlein in 2013. Playing partner Ross Fisher and South Africa's Richard Sterne shared second place on 19 under, with Sweden's Joakim Lagergren two shots further back in fourth and Scotland's Marc Warren fifth on 16 under.

South Africa 15-57 New Zealand: Kiwis seal clean sweep in the Rugby Championship

New Zealand overcame the absence of suspended half-back Aaron Smith to seal a clean sweep in the Rugby Championship with a nine-try, 57-15 victory over South Africa in Durban. The All Blacks' preparations for this clash were undermined by an embarrassing revelation on Wednesday when Smith was suspended for one Test and sent home from South Africa after admitting he joined a woman in a public toilet last month.

New Zealand reached 28-0 at stumps on day two of the third test against India but still trail the hosts by 529 runs. Openers Martin Guptill was unbeaten on 17, while Tom Latham was batting on 6.

South Africa secured a fourth successive one-day international victory over Australia as captain Faf du Plessis top scored with 69 runs in a six-wicket win on Sunday.

Milos Raonic is the fourth player to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals in London following his run to the semi-finals in Beijing. He joins Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stanislas Wawrinka.

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.

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.

Brandt Snedeker stormed to his first European Tour title with a nine-shot triumph at the Fiji International. 'It's been an unbelievable run. To play the way I have has been really fun.' Snedeker said.

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.

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.

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.

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.