Vito Mannone wants Sunderland fans refunded after Southampton defeat

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Football: Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone wants to reimburse fans who travelled to Southampton and watch their team lose 8-0 on Saturday.

Tennis: Andy Murray boosted his hopes of reaching the ATP Tour Finals with a gutsy victory over David Ferrer in the final of the Vienna Open.

NFL: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's NFL record for career touchdown passes in their win over San Francisco 49ers.

Rugby Union: And, Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has confirmed he's been offered the Wallabies coaching job left vacant after the resignation of Ewen McKenzie.

Sunderland refund

We start with football and the Premier League thrashing of Sunderland at St Mary's on Saturday - a match that Black Cats boss Gus Poyet labelled his most embarrassing moment in football.

In the aftermath of the game, goalkeeper Vito Mannone vowed to speak to his team-mates in an attempt to meet the costs of the 700-mile journey made by the 2,500 travelling supporters to say sorry for the calamitous display.

Murray's race to London

Andy Murray climbed into the eighth and final qualifying place on the Race To London, after coming from a set down to beat No.1 seed David Ferrer in Sunday's final in Austria.

The Scot moves above the Spaniard with just two ranking events remaining after closing out the victory in a little more than one hour and 40 minutes.

NFL record

Peyton Manning threw his 509th scoring pass in the second quarter of Denver's 42-17 victory over the 49ers, eclipsing the record set by Brett Favre in 2010 while playing for the Minnesota Vikings.

Manning reached the milestone in just his 246th regular-season game - 56 less than Favre needed - and that came after missing the entire 2011 season with a serious neck injury that required multiple surgeries.

Waratahs to Wallabies

And finally, Michael Cheika - a Heineken Cup-winning coach with Leinster and now running current Super Rugby champions New South Wales Waratahs is likely to be in charge of the Australia side when they begin a tour of Europe at Twickenham next month.

The 47-year-old said it was humbling to be approached about the role but stated that a few things still need to be sorted out before an official announcement.

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