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  1. Man Utd rebuilding process could take three years - Van Gaal
  2. Injured Vincent Kompany sidelined for Man City
  3. Marussia F1 team formally ceases trading
  4. FA Cup returns to the BBC: Warrington Town v Exeter (19:55 GMT)
  5. GET INVOLVED: How are you getting excited for the FA Cup? Send your images to #getcarriedaway

Live Reporting

By Luke Reddy and Aimee Lewis

All times stated are UK

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And that's a wrap. Sportsday comes to an end, but there will be live text commentary on this website from 19:00 GMT of

Warrington Town'sThe match is also live on BBC Two, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio. Bye for now.

Liverpool v Chelsea classic games


Liverpool 1 Chelsea 2, FA Cup, May 5, 2012

Didier Drogba became the first man to score in four FA Cup finals as Chelsea overcame Liverpool at Wembley thanks to another massive goal-line controversy. The Blues appeared to be cruising when Drogba scored at the start of the second half following Ramires' early opener, but the arrival of Andy Carroll turned the game on its head. He smashed home a superb goal not long after his arrival, then, with nine minutes left, rose to meet Luis Suarez's cross at the far post. The goal was not given - and television replays proved inconclusive - as Chelsea won the trophy before a few weeks later adding the European Cup.

Didier Drogba
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Rosberg fastest in practice

Formula 1

Andrew Benson

BBC Sport chief F1 writer

"Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes team-mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton in both Friday practice sessions at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

"The German was 0.221 seconds quicker than Hamilton in the first session and 0.213secs ahead in the second."

Football Focus tomorrow

Gareth Bale and Kevin Kilbane

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale will be on Football Focus tomorrow. You can watch the Welshman's chat with Kevin Kilbane from 12:20 GMT on BBC One and the BBC Sport website. In the meantime, why not watch the forward

giving tips on how to take the perfect free-kick.

Liverpool v Chelsea classic games


Liverpool 0 Chelsea 2, Premier League, April 27, 2014

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea tactics - a suffocating defence and lethal counter-attack - angered Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers. "There were two buses parked today, never mind one," said the Liverpool boss after Steven Gerrard's costly slip led to Demba Ba's opening goal. Substitute Willian scored a breakaway second in the final seconds as Chelsea secured a memorable win which aided Manchester City in the title race.

Steven Gerrard
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England v New Zealand

Rugby Union stat attack

- England and New Zealand have met 39 times between 1905 and 2014. England have won seven times with one draw.

-England's heaviest defeat by the All Blacks was a 62-22 reverse in Dunedin in June 1998.

- England's biggest victory over the All Blacks was a 38-21 triumph at Twickenham in December 2012.

- New Zealand's matchday squad has more than twice as many caps (1,029) as England (437).

- Bath wing Semesa Rokoduguni will be the first serving soldier to be capped by England since Tim Rodber in 1999.

Semesa Rokoduguni

Black Stars to appoint familiar face


Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant

will be named Ghana coach if he can reach a financial agreement with the country's football association.

"We are going to re-negotiate effectively. We know his salary expectation but we'd like to see if we can beat it down further," GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi says.

Liverpool v Chelsea classic games


Liverpool 0 Chelsea 2, Premier League, May 2, 2010

Chelsea needed all three points from their penultimate game of the season to ensure that a win over Wigan would secure their third Premier League title. A poor back-pass by Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard handed Didier Drogba a simple opening goal in the first half and Frank Lampard added a second after the break to ensure Chelsea remained in pole position to win their first championship for four years. Chelsea then thrashed Wigan 8-0 to finish a point clear of Manchester United at the top.

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Pardew not rushing Gutierrez back


Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has revealed the club will not rush Jonas Gutierrez as he prepares to resume his career after his battle with testicular cancer.

The 31-year-old Argentine was

this week discharged by medics and has been told he could return to training within a month.

Pardew said: "It's massive news for the squad because he is a much-loved figure here, and to get the all-clear...

"We had a response from his surgeon to say that in about a month's time, he can cope with professional training, so we are not rushing him in any shape or form, just letting Jonas have some time because it's such an illness that you do need a lot of recovery time for that."

Jonas Gutierrez
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FA Cup in numbers


FA Cup
BBC Sport

The FA Cup gets under way this evening, with Warrington's first-round clash against Exeter live on BBC Two, so as a treat we've come up with a cool graphic to illustrate the 2014-15

competition so far in numbers. Read and enjoy.

Hull KR sign Burke

Rugby League

Hull KR have secured the services of Wigan forward Greg Burke on a season long loan for 2015.

The 21-year-old has made 23 senior appearances for the Warriors but spent most of the last two years on a dual registration at Workington and also had a loan spell at Bradford in 2014.

Next month crucial - Poyet


Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says his side's pre-Christmas run-in will prove crucial to plotting the Black Cats' destiny in the Premier League this season.

Monday night's hard-fought win at Crystal Palace moved Poyet's men two points clear of the relegation zone and victory over Everton on Sunday could conceivably launch them into the top 10.

Poyet said: "I think it will depend on the next three or four games. It can set up a different situation where we are really pushing for something this year, or do you want to suffer all the time at the bottom?"

Last step for Murray


Piers Newbery

BBC Sport

Andy Murray
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Andy Murray arrives at London's O2 Arena off the back of an exhausting six-week run of tournaments, with just this week free before the ATP World Tour Finals begin on Sunday.

The Briton won three titles as he battled his way to a place at the season-ending championships, and hopes he is now ready to take down the likes of Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic before the year ends.

"I was getting asked earlier in the year about not beating someone in the top 15, then it was top 12, top 10, top eight, then top five, and now obviously this is the last step," said Murray.

"Whether I win against one of them this week or not remains to be seen but I'll give it my best shot. I still believe I can win against them and that's half the battle."

Everton's Alcaraz out for up to five weeks


Antolin Alcaraz
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Everton boss Roberto Martinez has revealed Antolin Alcaraz is set to be out for a maximum of five weeks after it was decided the Toffees defender does not require shoulder surgery.

Alcaraz dislocated his shoulder in last Saturday's 0-0 Premier League home draw with Swansea.

Providing an update on Friday ahead of Sunday's league trip to Sunderland, the manager said: "We decided not to go through surgery.

"I think the specialist feels that is the best way to approach the injury, which is great news - it reduces the period that Antolin is going to be out for."

Poyet joins Huddersfield on loan


Huddersfield Town have signed West Ham United midfielder

Diego Poyet on a one-month loan deal.

The 19-year-old, the son of Sunderland boss Gus Poyet, has made three appearances since joining the Hammers from Charlton in the summer.

Wales v Australia (Saturday, 14:30 GMT)

Rugby union stat attack

Sam Warburton
Stu Forster

- The countries have met on 37 occasions - Australia lead the series 26-10, with one draw.

- Wales' record win in the series was a 28-3 success in 1975, while Australia boast a best of 63-6 in 1991.

- Australia have won the last nine Tests against Wales.

- Wales last beat Australia in November 2008, when they claimed a 21-18 verdict at the Millennium Stadium.

- Saturday's game will be the last meeting between Wales and Australia until they clash in the Rugby World Cup pool stages next year.

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It is a long old journey from Exeter to Warrington as this image from

Pete Martin shows.

If the smiles are so sparse on the way home Pete, the result will surely not have been good.

Exeter City

Tweet us on #getcarriedaway with your images displaying how you are getting carried away with the FA Cup. The first round kicks off tonight when these fans will watch their side take on Warrington Town. It's live on BBC Two.

Hammer moves north



West Yorkshire Sport tweet: Huddersfield Town have signed midfielder Diego Poyet from West Ham on a youth loan till 6 December. He'll be eligible to play against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

Liverpool v Chelsea (Saturday, 12:45 GMT)


Liverpool host Premier League leaders Chelsea at Anfield on Saturday in the first contest between the sides since the Blues' April win denied their hosts a first championship in 24 years. A key battle between Dejan Lovren, should he be selected, and Diego Costa could decide the outcome

Dejan Lovren v Diego Costa

Croatia defender Lovren has started all 10 Premier League matches since his summer arrival from Southampton but has not been able to fully shore up a porous Reds defence. The ruthless Diego Costa, scorer of nine goals in eight league games since joining the Blues, will bid to expose the defensive flaws.

Diego Costa
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One picture, what explanation?


If ever an image was made for a picture caption this one seems it. Stoke City's Marc Muniesa and Bojan sport controversial knitwear while playing children's games. We are sure there is a good reason but for now, let's just enjoy the image.

"What do you think who won?"

tweets Muniesa.

Fashion won surely Marco?

Marc Muniesa and Bojan
Marco Muniesa

Waterfall can fly in to Concord


BBC Humberside Sport tweet: Scunthorpe United defender Luke Waterfall has completed a loan move to Mansfield Town until the end of the year. He is cleared to face Concord Rangers in the FA Cup tomorrow.

Meyiwa nominated for African award


Senzo Meyiwa of South Africa during the 2013 Orange African Cup of Nations in Durban, South Africa on 27 January 2013

Murdered South Africa captain Senzo Meyiwa has been nominated for the African Player of the Year award.

The honour is awarded to the best player in Africa and runs alongside the award for African players not based on the continent.

The 27-year-old Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper was

shot dead at a house in the Vosloorus township, near Johannesburg. Meyiwa's name is one of 20 put up for the award.

Australia overlook Cooper

Rugby Union

BBC Wales rugby reporter

Nick Webb tweets: Australia leave fly-half Quade Cooper out of their match-day 23 after opting to go with six forward replacements.

Cooper was expected to be on the bench after starting against Barbarians last Saturday.

Marquez breeze in Valencia

Moto GP

World champion Marc Marquez looks on course to end the 2014 MotoGP season in the same dominant fashion that has seen him clinch the title with ease.

The Spaniard, of Repsol Honda, topped the combined timesheets following Friday's two practice sessions at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo ahead of the season-ending event.

His time of one minute 31.296 seconds in the morning session was the fastest of the day with compatriot Jorge Lorenzo's Movistar Yamaha second.

The big guns arrive

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport

Novak Djokovic

The top eight players in the world have arrived at London's O2 Arena ahead of the ATP World Tour Finals, which begin on Sunday.

"I'm in a good place, fighting for number one in the world and in a good position," says world number one Novak Djokovic.

"I won this tournament twice in a row and it gives me enough reason to believe I can do well this year."

A new father, he confirmed that future travel arrangements for baby Stefan are still under discussion. "It's too early of course for the baby to travel here," added Djokovic. "Next year we'll think about that."

Get involved


Children at Perdiswell Primary School in Worcester were lucky enough to have the FA Cup at their school this week ahead of Worcester City's trip to Coventry City.

Children at Perdiswell Primary School

If your club is taking part in the FA Cup this weekend, we want pictures of you in your team colours, or send us pictures of you watching tonight's game using #getcarriedaway. The best will be used on the BBC Sport website and we'll maybe even show some more at half-time.

Tendulkar waves off England hopes


Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has written off England's chances of winning next year's World Cup.

"I think Australia, South Africa, New Zealand are a dark horse, and India - these four should be my semi-finalists," says Tendulkar.

"Do England have a chance? Not really. I don't think so. "Anything is possible in this sport but going on current form I don't think England will be that competitive."

England were beaten 3-1 by India in a one-day series this summer.

Scandal at the Baggies


West Bromwich Albion record-signing

Brown Ideye tweets: "Lol..... I called Saido Berahino 'my boy'... people think am calling him a boy that is under me. I called him 'my boy' because we are good friends and we do things together that's why I called him 'my boy'.

"I happy for him because I know that's his dream to play for his country. We all are working hard for the betterment of West Brom. #NoBeef."

Thanks for clearing that up Brown. We get it.

Saints' Gardner retires for coaching role

Rugby League

St Helens winger Ade Gardner has retired from playing

to take up a coaching position at the club.

Gardner is the new assistant strength and conditioning coach as Keiron Cunningham organises the backroom team of the Super League champions.

The former Great Britain international

spent the 2014 season on loan at Hull KR after three years of injury issues.

"I was going to retire at the end of 2015 but the club offered me this role and it made sense," says Gardner, 31.

Get involved


Now then, it really is time to have some fun.

Given the FA Cup first round starts tonight - with

Warrington Town taking on Exeter on BBC Two - we want you to get carried away.

Some of you have already tweeted #getcarriedaway with images showing just how excited you are about the start of the tournament and if you send us an image, we will try to get it on the website.

Godwin family

Here are the Godwin family and friends and they will be supporting Gosport Borough when they take on Colchester this weekend.

Winter Paralympic sports get boost

Winter sports

Para-bobsleigh and Para-skeleton will have their own World Cups this winter under the auspices of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (FIBT) as the sports bid to be part of the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

Para-bobsleigh athletes will use monobobs which can be piloted and braked by one person, with two classes in the sport - one for athletes who can push-start their monobobs and the other for athletes who require a sitting start.

In the Para-skeleton races all athletes will use one leg to get their sleds moving.

The season will start in Park City, USA from 10-14 November before Calgary (17-22 Nov), Igls, Austria (18-23 Jan) and St. Moritz, Switzerland (26-30 Jan).

Champions League winner in for Motherwell role


Winston Bogarde
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Now here is a name to rattle a few random memories in your mind - Winston Bogarde.

Where did he ever disappear to? Well guess what,

he has applied for the Motherwell job, according to BBC Scotland.

The 44-year-old former Chelsea and Netherlands defender - a Champions League winner with Ajax in 1995 - wants to succeed Stuart McCall and is one of over 50 applications for the Fir Park job.

Wigan forward Burke joins Hull KR

Rugby League

Hull KR have signed Wigan Warriors forward Greg Burke on a

year-long loan deal for the 2015 season.

The 21-year-old made seven appearances for the Warriors last term, having made his debut in 2011.

Stoke City news conference


Mark Hughes
Stoke City

Mark Hughes has just addressed the media ahead of Stoke City's trip to Tottenham on Sunday.

The Potters' manager says Phil Bardsley and Peter Crouch are fit and he has also had some kind words on Victor Moses, who is on loan from Chelsea.

"We are delighted with what Victor Moses has been producing," says Hughes. "As we stand, Chelsea, Victor and ourselves are all winning. We're not yet at the point to talk about Victor's future but I must say that he's done very well."

Wales v New Zealand (Saturday, 14:30 GMT)

Rugby Union

Millennium Stadium
BBC Wales

BBC Wales Sport tweet: Australia's players and coaches check out the new pitch at the Millennium Stadium.

Australia have won the last nine Tests against Wales, who have not beaten one of the southern hemsiphere giants - Australia, New Zealand or South Africa - for six years.

The 15:00 round-up


And so from 10 Premier League news conferences we get a glut of team news but three main news lines.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal talked of feeling "lousy" and said the

rebuilding job at the club could take the three years of his contract.

Arsenal's Arsene Wenger, meanwhile, was

critical of Aaron Ramsey and said the midfielder should get his priorities right between defending and attacking.

And Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says there is

no plan to sell Yaya Toure, despite reports of the contrary in some national newspapers.

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Gianfranco Zola
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Greg Perry: Zola scoring for Chelsea at Highbury against Wimbledon 1997. I was right behind the goal. We went on to win the cup as well.

Chris Stamp: Seeing my boy walk out as a mascot with Steve Bruce in May this year. Never thought I would see Hull City in an FA Cup final!

Keep sending us your favourite FA up moments to #myfacupmoments ahead of the competition's return to the BBC tonight when

Warrington Town face Exeter on BBC Two.

The Wings suffer injury blow


BBC Radio Kent Sport tweet: Welling United defender Louis Fazakerley could miss the rest of the season as club confirms he requires knee surgery.

Trott suffers training crash


Olympic cycling champion Dani King has

suffered five broken ribs and a collapsed lung after being injured in a crash in training.

The 23-year-old - who won gold in the team pursuit at London 2012 - is receiving treatment in hospital in Wales.

Everton news conference


Roberto Martinez on facing Sunderland on Sunday: "Sunderland had a phenomenal end to the season. They had a very good win at Crystal Palace, they've got several players playing well.

"We go to the Stadium of Light with a lot of respect but knowing this is a very very important game. We are where you deserve to be. The four points we dropped in the first two opening games were probably going to mark how we started the competition.

"I think we've played a lot better this season than this stage last year. We can score goals, we're getting sharp in that respect. Defensively, some of the aspects of our play cost us points. But now we've only conceded something like one goal in five games and we are fresh - that will be important for the season."