Jules Bianchi undergoes rehabilitation therapy after F1 crash on October 5th

Steve Bruce has ruled himself out of the running to become next Newcastle manager as Alan Pardew edges closer to taking over at Crystal Palace. The Hull City boss - a Geordie native - was one of the names being touted for the Magpies post, along with the likes of Tony Pulis, Tim Sherwood and club captain Fabricio Coloccini. Darts now, and Adrian Lewis threw a nine-dart finish against Raymond van Barneveld at the PDC World Championship but was knocked out after a 4-3 defeat by the Dutchman. The No.3 seed produced the first perfect leg of the event to claim the opening set, but Van Barneveld fought back to book his place in the quarter-finals. And finally Formula One, where Jules Bianchi is undergoing a "painstaking programme of rehabilitation therapy" under the watchful eye of medical professionals in France, according to a statement released by the Marussia driver's family, as he continues his recovery from the severe head injuries suffered at the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5th