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Colm Hayes

A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
League One roundup: Burton Albion stay top with away win over ten-man Gillingham
Sports Mole rounds up all of Saturday's League One action.
Dec 12, 17:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Bologna strike late to beat ten-man Genoa
A late Luca Rossettini header sees Bologna take all three points away to Genoa, moving three points ahead of their rivals and into 13th in the process.
Dec 12, 16:34
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino: 'Too early for title talk'
Mauricio Pochettino plays down the idea that his team could win the Premier League this season following Steve McClaren's comments that Spurs are contenders.
Dec 12, 14:56
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Juventus form worries Fiorentina manager Paulo Sousa
Fiorentina manager Paulo Sousa laments the timing of his side's fixture against Juventus, who have won their previous five league fixtures.
Dec 12, 14:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: 'Goals are coming from Diego Costa, Eden Hazard'
Jose Mourinho insists that both Diego Costa and Eden Hazard will begin to score goals for Chelsea, having managed four strikes between them so far this campaign.
Dec 12, 14:20
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: 'We can't win Champions League'
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal does not believe that the club have the strength in depth to win the Champions League this season.
Dec 5, 22:53
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren: 'Liverpool can win title'
Steve McClaren states that Liverpool are capable of winning this season's Premier League title under the guidance of new manager Jurgen Klopp.
Dec 5, 22:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Sporting Lisbon top Primeira Liga table with victory over Maritimo
Sporting Lisbon return to the top of the Primeira Liga with a hard-fought 1-0 victory away to Maritimo, an Adrien Silva goal the difference between the two sides.
Dec 5, 22:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery: 'Only ourselves to blame'
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery says the team have nobody but themselves to blame after losing 3-1 to Borussia Monchengladbach, their first league defeat this season.
Dec 5, 22:04
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
BBC pundit Garth Crooks: 'Tottenham Hotspur not top-four side'
BBC pundit Garth Crooks states that Tottenham Hotspur do not have the credentials to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.
Dec 5, 21:43
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Viktor Fischer double downs Heerenveen as Ajax go four points clear
Ajax put five past Heerenveen, including a Viktor Fischer brace, to send Frank de Boer's side four points clear the top of the Eredivisie.
Dec 5, 21:34
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Charlton Athletic interim manager Karel Fraeye: Defeat "hard to take"
Karel Fraeye brands Charlton Athletic's loss to Brighton & Hove Albion "hard to take", after his side conceded three second-half goals in a 3-2 loss.
Dec 5, 21:01
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Rafael Benitez praises Madrid attacking trident of Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale
Rafael Benitez heaps praise on Madrid's attacking trident of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, after each player scored in the Galacticos' win over Getafe.
Dec 5, 20:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "Result was coming"
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe states that Bournemouth's "result was coming" following their away win over Chelsea, which came courtesy of Glenn Murray's late strike.
Dec 5, 20:17
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Glenn Murray praises Eddie Howe philosophy following Stamford Bridge victory
Glenn Murray, who scored the only goal in Bournemouth's away win over Chelsea on Saturday, praises the footballing philosophy of Cherries manager Eddie Howe.
Dec 5, 19:54
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Chris Hughton praises Brighton & Hove Albion spirit following comeback
Brighton & Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton praises the fighting spirit of his players after they came from two goals down to beat Charlton Athletic 3-2 at the Amex Stadium.
Dec 5, 19:38
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Riyad Mahrez focused on securing Leicester City's Premier League status
Riyad Mahrez insists that Leicester City, who top the Premier League after a 3-0 victory away to Swansea City, must concentrate solely on reaching the 40-point mark.
Dec 5, 17:58
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Brighton & Hove Albion come from two behind to win, continue unbeaten run
Brighton & Hove Albion come from two goals behind to beat Charlton Athletic 3-2, restoring their position at the top of the Championship table.
Dec 5, 17:14
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Blackburn Rovers overcome ten-man Bristol City
Blackburn Rovers score two second-half goals, including a penalty, to beat Bristol City who saw Nathan Baker sent off in the 49th minute for a second bookable offence.
Dec 5, 17:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Cardiff City strike late to beat Bolton Wanderers in five-goal thriller
Cardiff City emerge victorious against Bolton Wanderers in a five-goal thriller, as Anthony Pilkington's volley wins the tie for the Bluebirds.
Dec 5, 16:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Three changes for Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone makes three changes to the side that won 1-0 at home to Espanyol, with captain Gabi returning in place of the injured Tiago.
Dec 5, 16:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Charlton Athletic lead Brighton & Hove Albion by two goals
Charlton score twice in the opening six minutes to lead Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0, as the visitors' unbeaten start to the season is put in serious jeopardy.
Dec 5, 15:56
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Cardiff City, Bolton Wanderers level after 45 minutes
Cardiff City and Bolton Wanderers go into half time on level terms, as Gary Madine's solo effort cancels out Tony Watt's opener.
Dec 5, 15:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Bristol City, Blackburn Rovers in stalemate at Ashton Gate
Bristol City and Blackburn Rovers play out a scoreless first half at Ashton Gate, with Paul Lambert's side seeing an effort cleared off the line.
Dec 5, 15:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Anthony Pilkington replaces Peter Whittingham for Cardiff City
Anthony Pilkington starts on the wing ahead of Peter Whittingham for Cardiff City, while Gary Madine begins up front for Bolton Wanderers due to Max Clayton's injury.
Dec 5, 14:19
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Tom Lawrence starts in attack for Blackburn Rovers, one change for Bristol City
Leicester City loanee Tom Lawrence begins up front for Blackburn Rovers, while Bristol City make one change as Bobby Reid starts in place of the suspended Marlon Pack.
Dec 5, 14:12
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: On-loan Manchester United striker James Wilson starts for Brighton & Hove Albion
On-loan Manchester United striker James Wilson starts up front for Brighton & Hove Albion, replacing top scorer Tommer Hemed, as Chris Hughton makes two changes.
Dec 5, 14:05
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: 'No problem with Diego Costa'
Jose Mourinho states that there is no issue between himself and Diego Costa, despite the striker's poor reaction to not being introduced from the bench against Spurs.
Nov 29, 15:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Aaron Ramsey starts for Arsenal, Lewis Grabban begins up front for Norwich City
Aaron Ramsey makes his return from injury as he replaces Joel Campbell, while Lewis Grabban starts up front for Norwich City as Alex Neil makes three changes to his side.
Nov 29, 15:19
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Late goals see Saint-Etienne win well against Guingamp
Saint-Etienne move up to fifth place in Ligue 1 thanks to a 3-0 home victory over Guingamp, with late goals from Valentin Eysseric and Nolan Roux sealing the three points.
Nov 29, 14:59
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero: 'Liverpool loss drove us on'
Manchester City keeper Willy Caballero reveals that the club's home thrashing to Liverpool was a huge wake-up call to the team, who beat Southampton 3-1 on Saturday.
Nov 29, 14:25
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Celtic beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle to extend league lead to seven points
Celtic emerge victorious away to Inverness Caledonian Thistle as a 3-1 win sees Ronny Deila's side move seven points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
Nov 29, 14:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Vitesse overcome NEC in tight encounter to leapfrog opponents in league table
Vitesse narrowly beat NEC at the Gelredome, thanks to a Valeri Qazaishvili strike, to move into fifth position in the league as their opponents drop to sixth.
Nov 29, 13:19
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino honoured by England job link
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino reveals his honour at being linked with the England job, suggesting that he would consider the position if an offer is made.
Nov 28, 18:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Paul Merson: 'Arsenal need Francis Coquelin replacement'
Paul Merson believes that Arsene Wenger must invest in a top-class defensive midfielder, following Francis Coquelin's injury, to retain any hope of winning the league.
Nov 28, 17:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Palermo head coach Davide Ballardini: 'Fans crucial for Juventus tie'
Palermo manager Davide Ballardini believes that the club's fans can be the difference when his side take on Juventus at the Stadio Renzo Barbera on Sunday.
Nov 28, 17:13
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
John Giles: 'Louis van Gaal tactics awful to watch'
Former Manchester United player John Giles believes that his former side have no hope of success this season if Louis van Gaal persists with his current tactics.
Nov 28, 15:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino expects Chelsea recovery
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino expects Chelsea to bounce back from their poor start to the season, which sees the Blues placed 15th in the Premier League table.
Nov 28, 14:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Rio Ferdinand: 'Jamie Vardy should target Daley Blind'
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes that Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri should instruct Jamie Vardy to target Daley Blind when the sides meet on Saturday.
Nov 28, 14:33
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic praises Tony Pulis's brand of football
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic praises the brand of football played by his West Bromwich Albion counterpart Tony Pulis, ahead of the sides' Premier League clash on Sunday.
Nov 28, 14:13

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ChinaChina32221670
United StatesUnited States25312379
JapanJapan2171240
Great BritainGreat Britain15181548
AustraliaAustralia1541736
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Thursday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The women's heptathlon continues with the long jump, javelin and 800m, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson now out of contention following an injury (1.10am-1.40pm)
· Andrew Pozzi pursues his dream of an Olympic medal in the men's 110m hurdles final (3.55am)
· Tom Bosworth and Callum Wilkinson are among the British hopes in the men's 20km race walk (8.30am)
· Holly Bradshaw aims to improve on fifth in Rio to challenge Greece's Katerina Stefanidi and Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia for an unlikely medal in the women's pole vault (11am)
· London 2012 champion Kirani James goes up against current world champion Steven Gardiner in the men's 400m final (1pm)

MARATHON SWIMMING
· One of the toughest Olympic events takes place in Tokyo Bay as GB's Hector Pardoe takes on the men's 20km marathon swim (10.30pm Wed)

BOXING
· Galal Yafai takes on takes on Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov for a spot in the gold medal bout of the fly (48kg-52kg) class (6.48am)

DIVING
· Lois Toulson and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (daughter of First Dates' Fred Sirieix) line up for the women's 10m platform (semi-final 2am; final 7am)

HOCKEY
· Australia face Belgium in the men's final (11am)

> Today's schedule in full
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