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  3. Manchester City to launch 'state of the art' academy
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By Elizabeth Hudson and Aimee Lewis

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FA Cup build-up


It's a wrap for today's edition of Sportsday but, as you know, the FA Cup third round draw takes place this evening from 19:00 GMT on BBC Two and BBC Radio 5 Live. There will be live text commentary of the draw in Hull shortly.

Here are some of the balls to look out for: 2. Arsenal, 13. Chelsea, 23. Liverpool, 24. Manchester City, 25. Manchester United, 52. Blyth Spartans


full list is available on the BBC Sport website.

Liverpool's Allen in confident mood


Joe Allen (centre left)

"It's a great position to be in and we know exactly the task that lies ahead," says Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen of his team's must-win Champions League tie against Basel.

"We are looking to draw inspiration from previous games. The support we are going to get tomorrow night is going to be a huge factor.

"We learnt a harsh lesson in the away match, we know what they are capable of but I think we have moved forward since that last game. Getting through the group stages is a dream of everyone at this football club. We have the ability and the talent to make that happen."

Players need to step up - Rodgers


Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on Steven Gerrard: "We can't just be reliant solely on him, this has to be about a team performance, we need other players to step up to the mark, taking on responsibility and being a catalyst and not place it on his shoulders.

"We are only focusing on the positive result. We see it as an opportunity rather than a threat to anything we are doing this season.

"We have shown in recent weeks the group is starting to come together again. Slowly game by game I can see the difference in the team, the focus and concentration, and we have quality in the squad."

IOC agrees to maintain age limit


Sepp Blatter

The International Olympic Committee has agreed to maintain an age limit of 70 for IOC members - with a few limited exceptions permitted.

In February, Fifa president Sepp Blatter called the limit "discrimination" and the 78-year-old now faces having to step down from the IOC in 2016 when he reaches the limit of 80 for members elected before 1999.

It means all 40 proposals put forward as part of the

Olympic Agenda 2020 were voted for unanimously.

Rodgers ready to 'complete job'


Brendan Rodgers
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"Tomorrow night will be a great night and it is up to us to complete the job," says Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers of his team's Champions League tie against Basel.

Will Mario Balotelli feature in the match? Rodgers says he "very much doubts" the Italy striker will have recovered from injury for the must-win tie.

Atletico Nacional fans banned


Atletico Nacional fans

Fans of Colombia's Copa Sudamericana finalists Atletico Nacional have been banned by Medellin authorities from taking banners and flags into their next six home matches after a supporter had three fingers blown off by an exploding firework.

The accident happened last week during the first leg of the Sudamericana final between Atletico and Argentina's River Plate, which ended 1-1 with the second leg to come in Buenos Aires on Wednesday.

The city has also banned fans from wearing team shirts at the club's next two home matches at the Atanasio stadium.

'Folklore beckons for Liverpool players'


Brendan Rodgers
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is answering questions ahead of his team's Champions League tie with Basel on Tuesday.

The Reds need to beat the Swiss side to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.

And Rodgers says: "We would have taken this scenario when the draw was made. Players can write themselves into folklore"

Man City praised for inclusive approach


Manchester City's new academy
Manchester City

England captain Steph Houghton believes Manchester City's

inclusive new training complex is another step forward for the women's game.

Houghton and her fellow Manchester City Women's players will use exactly the same facilities at the new £200m City Football Academy as Manuel Pellegrini's first team squad.

Manchester City's new academy stadium can host 7,000 spectators
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More than 450 players, including the under-seven's side and the disability squad, will utilise the state-of-the-art base.

Houghton told Press Association Sport: "There are exciting times ahead for City and it's great that the women are part of that and continue to feel part of the Manchester City family."

Manchester City: Changing rooms at the new Performance Centre
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The changing rooms at the new Performance Centre

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Paul Brooks: Blyth vs Sunderland and play it at St James's. Haway the Spartans!

Simon Joseph: Watford v anyone but a championship team. Maybe mid table prem side at home.

Jordan Collier: As a Wolves fan at Uni in Merseyside, Liverpool away would be #MyDreamDraw we've only played in Merseyside once in 3 years!

Keep your dream FA Cup draws coming via the hashtag #mydreamdraw or visit the BBC Sport Facebook page.

We could have lost by more - Moyes


David Moyes

David Moyes has admitted his Real Sociedad side could have lost by a heavier scoreline as Villarreal ended his unbeaten start in Spain with a 4-0 win.

Ex-Manchester United boss Moyes earned four points from two La Liga matches, plus a Copa Del Rey draw at Real Oviedo, in his opening three games, but his team capitulated on Sunday.

"It could have been more, we could have lost more goals,"

said the Scot. "We made some terrible mistakes, defensively bad mistakes, especially with the third and fourth goals.

Godin move in doubt


The Daily Star reports that Manchester United have suffered a huge blow in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin, 28, with the Spanish club saying he is not for sale.

Murphy ridicules Villas-Boas Anfield link


Andre Villas-Boas
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Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has described speculation tipping Andre Villas-Boas to replace Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool boss as "ridiculous".

"Brendan will keep his job, no matter what. He deserves that,"

Murphy told talkSPORT. "But if for some reason - and it would be a shock - if he left, AVB would not be on the list of 20 managers next for Liverpool, never mind one.

"It's ridiculous. He failed at Chelsea, he failed at Tottenham so why would you take him at Liverpool?"

Triple jump & synchronised swimming to go?


Olympic events such as the triple jump and swimming races are in the line of fire after new rules were agreed by the IOC to

allow more sports into future Games.

The IOC will give greater flexibility to the Olympic programme to allow host cities to stage new sports - there have been calls to bring in sports such as surfing that have greater appeal to young people.

However, the number of athletes will be capped at 10,500 meaning that there will be pressure on the bigger sports such as track and field and swimming to agree to a cut in the number of events.

Canada's IOC member Dick Pound has identified triple jump, synchronised swimming and race-walking as events he believes should be dropped from the Games.

FA asks Pearson for observations


Nigel Pearson
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The Football Association has contacted Leicester boss Nigel Pearson to ask for his observations

following his row with a fan.

The Foxes boss was involved in a heated exchange with a supporter during Leicester's 3-1 defeat to Liverpool last week.

It is a routine move from the FA and Pearson has until 18:00 GMT on Wednesday to come back with his observations for the governing body to look at.

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Jordan Thornberry: Watford v Luton. Been a while since we played them, reignite a passionate and fiery rivalry!

Paul Rudge: Wrexham to get Arsenal at the Emirates, decent payday and with history & their current form...anything's possible

Matt Davies: #mydreamdraw for @HullCity would be Liverpool and beating them!!!

What is your dream FA Cup draw? Tweet us using the hashtag #mydreamdraw or visit BBC Sport's Facebook page.

Falcao's wife posts message of support


The wife of Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has apparently gone on

Instagram to support her husband.

According to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, the Colombian is

only fit enough to play for 20 minutes.

But Falcao's wife has posted a picture of the former Monaco player with the caption

"100% prepared to give it all".

Radamel Falcao

Southampton v Man Utd (20:00 GMT)


Southampton FC
Southampton FC

Mata ready for 'special' reunion


Juan Mata

Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata says playing against his former manager Ronald Koeman this evening will be special.

Koeman's Southampton host United, with Mata reuniting with his former Valencia manager.

"It's going to be a special reunion, since Ronald Koeman was my manager in Valencia when I won my first title as a professional footballer: the Copa del Rey,"

he wrote in his blog. "He was very important in my career because he gave me confidence and I played regularly, which is what every young player needs in his early years."

Scotland finish second at US Open

Wheelchair Curling

The Scottish wheelchair curling team have finished as runners-up for the third tournament in a row as they ended their North America tour.

The team of Aileen Neilson, Gregor Ewan, Robert McPherson, Jim Gault and Angie Malone, who won bronze for GB at the Sochi Winter Paralympics, were second to Team Ottawa at the US Open International Wheelchair Bonspiel in New York.

They were runners-up to Team Russia at both the Cathy Kerr International event and the Canadian Open.

No American resurgence - Sampras


There is no potential superstar on the horizon in American men's tennis, says former world number one and 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras.

No American has won a men's grand slam singles title since Andy Roddick triumphed at the 2003 US Open and only five Americans feature in the top 100, with John Isner highest at 19th.

"Unfortunately it looks on the slim side," Sampras has said. "I don't see anyone, I don't really know anyone that even people are talking about to break through even into the top 10.

Harris named new boss by Belles


Doncaster Belles have

appointed Glen Harris as their new head coach.

He succeeds Gordon Staniforth, who resigned in October after the club failed to win promotion to the top division of Women's Super League.

Harris previously managed Lincoln Ladies for a total of seven years in two spells between 1998 and 2012.

Easter improving with age - Robshaw

Rugby Union

England captain Chris Robshaw says his Harlequins team-mate Nick Easter is "getting better with age".

Easter, 36, was named man of the match as

Quins beat Leinster in the European Champions Cup on Sunday.

When asked if he considered Easter still to be one of the best number eights in the country,

Robshaw told BBC Radio 5 live: "Yes he is. He's a great player, and he's a great man to have alongside you. He's a terrific ball-player and he seems to be getting better with age."

Easter won the last of his 47 caps for England in 2011 and has not featured under head coach Stuart Lancaster.

Burgess set for first start

Rugby Union

Sam Burgess
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Sam Burgess will start a rugby union match for the first time when he lines up at inside centre for Bath against Montpellier on Friday night in the Champions Cup.

Get Involved #mydreamdraw

Michael Peters: As a Sunderland fan, #mydreamdraw would be away to Blyth Spartans or GatesheadFC - make it happen!

Adam Harper: Need to remind Brighton of what could have been. Palace v Brighton for me

Rory McDermott: After living in Bristol for six years & occasionally going to Ashton Gate I would love Aston Villa to be drawn at Bristol City!

Today we're asking: what would be your dream FA Cup draw? Tweet us using the hashtag #mydreamdraw or visit BBC Sport's Facebook page.

Hark now hear Neymar sing



Brazil and Barcelona forward Neymar has posted a video on his Instagram

singing with his friends but the 22-year-old's vocals aren't as impressive as his football skills.

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Martin Darwin: A Shefffield derby please!

Jeff Buckeridge: Love the FA Cup. Hopefully Big Sam does too. Bournemouth away in the 3rd round please

John Gregson: wouldn't mind Southport away as an Everton fan.

What would be your dream FA Cup draw? Tweet us using the hashtag #mydreamdraw or scribble your thoughts on BBC Sport's Facebook page.

Ecclestone 'disappointed' in Vettel

Formula 1

Sebastian Vettel and Bernie Ecclestone
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Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he was

"disappointed" by the attitude of Sebastian Vettel in 2014.

Writing in the official F1 review book, the 84-year-old criticised the four-time world champion for being defeatist as he struggled with his Red Bull.

"I'm a super supporter of Sebastian but I'm a little bit disappointed with his attitude," said Ecclestone. "He's acting like a defeated guy and he isn't - that's not his mentality. He's a competitive guy."

Forest display left Pearce 'sick to the stomach'


Nottingham Forest's first-half display against Charlton made manager Stuart Pearce "sick to the stomach", according to winger Michail Antonio.

Pearce's side have conceded first in eight of their last 10 games and slipped to 10th in the Championship table after Saturday's 1-1 draw.

"Even at the end of the game, he still talked about the first half,"

Antonio told BBC Radio Nottingham. "He told us it's not good enough. He said it made him sick to the stomach."

On this Day - Giggs the centurion


Ryan Giggs
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Ryan Giggs has not changed much in the last seven years. On this day in 2007, the former Wales winger scored his 100th league goal for Manchester United in a 4-1 victory over bottom of the table Derby at a rainy Old Trafford. Giggs scored the opener in the win before Carlos Tevez (2) and Cristiano Ronaldo also found the net.

Big Ears p-p-p-p-picks up a penguin


FA Cup
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The FA Cup is known for taking footballers, fans and managers on an annual adventure, but the famous trophy has, this year, been on its very own unforgettable trip. As part of a Football Association initiative which calls on fans to celebrate the competition's excitement and drama, Big Ears has been to the South Pole, and it sparked the curiosity of some penguins.

You can watch the third round draw of the FA Cup live from Hull on BBC Two, BBC Radio 5 live and on the BBC Sport website from 19:00GMT tonight.

Taylor ton helps New Zealand


Ross Taylor
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Ross Taylor hit 105 not out as New Zealand managed

246-7 in their 50 overs in the first of five day-night one-day internationals against Pakistan in Dubai on Monday.

Daniel Vettori made 27 and Luke Ronchi got 23 while paceman Mohammad Irfan took 3-57.

Milanese leaves the O's as Liverani comes in


Mauro Milanese
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Mauro Milanese has left his job as Leyton Orient manager after only eight matches and been replaced by Fabio Liverani.

Milanese was

installed as Orient's sporting director in August following Francesco Becchetti's
takeover of the east London club and given the manager's role in October.

The 43-year-old was in charge for only eight matches, winning two of them and losing five.

Koeman & Van Gaal have respect - Hasselbaink


Tonight's Premier League game sees fourth-placed Southampton host fifth-place Manchester United at St Mary's.

Former Leeds and Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has told BBC World Service that he does not believe it is a factor that the respective managers Ronald Koeman and Louis van Gaal do not get on.

"In this world you are not going to get on with everybody are you? You have your beliefs, he has his beliefs and they might not be the same as each other," said the Dutchman, who is now in charge of Burton Albion.

"But I think the mutual respect is there and I think if you asked them if they respect each other, they will say yes. But if you ask them if they like each other it might be a different outcome. That happens at the top, that is how it is. I don't see the fuss about it."

Barnsley 'underestimated Chester' - Wilson


Barnsley manager Danny Wilson says his players, despite being warned, did not expect Chester to be so good in their FA Cup second-round tie on Sunday.

The game ended 0-0 but Conference club Chester twice had attempts cleared off the line and also hit the crossbar at Oakwell.

"People scoffed when I said they were a good side,"

Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield. "The Conference gets underestimated because people haven't seen it. Until they see it in front of them they don't believe you - they do now."

How Carroll's presence tormented Swansea


Andy Carroll

After striker Andy Carroll scored twice to help West Ham beat Swansea and move up to third in the Premier League on Sunday, Match of the Day 2 pundit and former Hammers striker John Hartson

explains the role that Carroll played in the victory.

Malaysia minister apologies to Vietnam football fans


Flares are lit during the Malaysia v Vietnam game

Malaysia's minister of youth and sports Khairy Jamaluddin has apologised to Vietnam supporters after trouble broke out during Vietnam's 2-1 win in the first leg of the Suzuki Cup semi-final on Sunday.

Some Malaysian fans started throwing bottles at the visiting supporters and fighting broke out towards the end of the game.

"Although only a small segment of Malaysian fans turned unruly, their violent conduct directed at visiting Vietnamese fans was completely unacceptable and has tarnished Malaysia's reputation," he said.

"This is clearly not the Malaysian way. Violence is not and was never part our culture. I am saddened that the football match was marred by the actions of a small number of hooligans."

Swansea to appeal Fabianski red card


Lukasz Fabianski is sent off

Swansea are to appeal against the red card issued to goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski against West Ham on Sunday.

The Polish international, who faces a one-match ban, was shown a straight red card by referee Chris Foy for impeding Diafra Sakho and denying a clear goal-scoring opportunity in the 68th minute of the

3-1 defeat at the Boleyn Ground.

The FA will make a decision on the appeal ahead of Sunday's Premier League game against Spurs at the Liberty Stadium.

Cheltenham 'sorry' for FA Cup exit


Cheltenham Town defender Craig Braham-Barrett has apologised to fans after the Robins were dumped out of the FA Cup by Conference outfit Dover Athletic on Sunday.

Cheltenham, currently 17th in League Two, thrashed League One side Swindon Town 5-0 in the first round but were beaten 1-0 at home by Dover.

"I apologise to the fans because they shouldn't be watching that,"

said the 26-year-old left-back. "We should be beating teams like this. All I can say is sorry."

Fifa will not take further action over Rijeka incident


Fifa will not open disciplinary proceedings against Croatian side HNK Rijeka after deciding there was not enough evidence to back up Manchester City's allegation.

City coach Patrick Vieira

took his under-21 team off the pitch during the July friendly after claims French midfielder Seko Fofana, who had been shown a red card for an off-the-ball incident, had been racially abused just before half-time.

However, having investigated the matter, Fifa say they will not be taking any further action.

Get involved #mydreamdraw


The FA Cup draw is being held at an aquarium in Hull, an appropriate venue as the third round is when small fish can create big waves and scale new heights. It's when football's big fish are forced to play in smaller ponds and often come under attack from minnows.

So, what we want to know is what would be your dream FA Cup draw? Tweet us using the hashtag #mydreamdraw or scribble your thoughts on BBC Sport's Facebook page.