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Summary

  1. Ally McCoist offers resignation as Rangers manager
  2. Man United's Angel di Maria to miss Liverpool clash
  3. Robshaw out for up to four weeks with shoulder injury
  4. Pardew & Aguero win Premier League November awards
  5. BBC to show Arsenal-Hull & AFC Wimbledon-Liverpool FA Cup ties live
  6. Sam Billings called into provisional England World Cup squad
  7. GET INVOLVED: Send in your selfies with the sports stars #spotyselfie

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite and Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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That is all from Sportsday today. Have a good weekend and feel free to join us for Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday night. The red carpet show begins at 18:15 GMT on BBC Red Button before going live on BBC One at 20:00 GMT.

Latest gossip

Liverpool have made a bid for a teenager labelled "the new Suarez" according to Italian reports

picked up by the Metro.

Striker Jaime Baez, 19, has scored nine goals in 49 first-team appearances for Atletico Juventud and is apparently th subject of a £3.2m bid from Anfield.

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neil southey: Not a real selfie but that trumps Becks.

Neil and Pele
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Steven and Usain
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Steven Walker: Just after @usainbolt brought home the baton in the 4x100m at Glasgow.

Your snaps with sport's great and good are coming in still on #spotyselfie.

A couple of humdingers coming right up. Can you beat them?

Khan wants to win in style

Amir Khan wants to beat Devon Alexander in such style in Las Vegas on Sunday that public demand will make it inevitable that his next fight after will be a meeting with welterweight king Floyd Mayweather.

"I want the boxing fans around the world to demand a fight between me and Floyd - I want them to demand it when they see Amir Khan in such a good fight," he said.

"It's going to be a tough fight but I don't just want to win it, I want to win it in style."

When was the last time you saw a pre-fight hype rally as good-natured as this by the way? Victor Ortiz, who is fighting Manuel Perez, is the man in the middle of Khan and Alexander.

Amir Khan, Victor Ortiz and Devon Alexander
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Manchester United news conference

BBC Sport's Simon Stone at the Aon Training Complex: "Louis van Gaal looked businesslike in a pin-striped suit at Carrington this afternoon. And it was the same when he started speaking too.

"The Manchester United manager wasn't exactly dismissive in his media briefing ahead of Sunday's game against Liverpool but he was always in control and there was no humour.

"In revealing there were only four players sidelined, Van Gaal was confirming the returns of Phil Jones and Rafael, who have both been out since October.

"Van Gaal also shrugged off the midweek criticism of 'ex-legend' Gary Neville and Sir Alex Ferguson's former assistant-manager Mike Phelan.

"Over the past few weeks he has rebuked the media when they have started questions by telling him what the fans think. Today, when asked what the fans had been telling him about this particular fixture, Van Gaal retorted: 'You know them better than I because I hear in every press conference that the fans are saying this or that so I assume you are speaking to the supporters a lot.'"

Here is something a little festive for your Friday afternoon.

Arsenal blogger Gunnerblog has put together

a photo montage of manager Arsene Wenger belting out a version of 'Let It Go' from Disney blockbuster Frozen.

The subject of the song? A certain Spanish midfielder doing the business across the way at Chelsea...

Casec Fabregas and Arsene Wenger
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Max Hewson: Me and rozza in marbs.

Max and Rory
@maxhewson1

Grace five shots clear on European Tour

Golf

Branden Grace in second-round action at Leopards Creek
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South African Branden Grace holds a five shot lead at the halfway stage of the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek in Malelane, South Africa.

Grace added a 66 to his opening day 62 and has made 17 birdies over the first two round to reach 16 under. Former Ryder Cup player Francesco Molinari of Italy is second after a 65.

'Wenger made me hate Arsenal' - Gervinho

Gervinho
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Roma striker Gervinho has said that the way he was treated at Arsenal by manager Arsene Wenger has made him hate his former club.

"As a child I dreamt of playing for Arsenal because I loved them, now I hate them for the way Wenger treated me," he

told Gazzetta Dello Sport.

Gervinho spend two seasons at the Emirates Stadium, scoring only 11 goals, before he

moved to the Italian capital for £8m in August 2013.

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Matt C: How about former third place Beth Tweddle?

Matt and Beth
@matcan

It's good Matt, but the competition is extremely fierce.

Castrogiovanni and Armitage face hearing

Rugby Union

Toulon duo Martin Castrogiovanni and Delon Armitage will face misconduct charges following incidents at the European Rugby Champions Cup match at Leicester last weekend.

The cases will be heard by an independent Disciplinary Committee in London on Wednesday.

Manchester United news conference

BBC Sport's Simon Stone at the Aon Training Complex: "Manchester United's injury list has shrunk to just four players ahead of Sunday's Premier League encounter with Liverpool.

"Chris Smalling has been ruled out for two weeks with the groin injury sustained at Southampton.

"He joins Angel di Maria, Daley Blind and Luke Shaw on the sidelines, with Phil Jones (hamstring) and Rafael (groin) recovered from long-term problems.

"Meanwhile, Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism from Gary Neville and Mike Phelan by stating: "Those outside cannot judge based on zero facts."

Manchester United news conference

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has begun his news conference ahead of Sunday's meeting with Liverpool and starts by confirming that Angel Di Maria will miss the match through injury.

Defenders Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling, along with midfielder Daley Blind, are also unavailable.

Friday night alright for playing

Televised Premier League football could be played on a Friday evening as part of the rights packages being offered for the 2016-17 to 2018-19 seasons.

There are only a handful of dates in the football calendar that would accommodate top-flight Friday night football, however one of those that might is the opening weekend of the season.

Adams to become England chief executive

Netball

Former Football Conference commercial director and Notts County FC director Joanna Adams will become the new chief executive of England Netball from 21 January next year.

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Now the bar has been raised to a considerable height by

Joe in our sporting selfies section.

Ideally we are seeking one of the

10 candidates in Sunday's Sports Personality of the Year but when this gentleman comes into the equation things change. Sorry Kriss.

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Joe and David Beckham
@jodamarr

Walker signs new Colchester contract

Football

Colchester United goalkeeper

Sam Walker has signed a new one-year contract extension until the end of next season.

The 23-year-old arrived from Chelsea in January after two previous loan spells.

Walker told BBC Essex: "I'm very happy and very comfortable here. I'm playing first-team football and developing so this is the right place to be."

5 live Sport

BBC Radio 5 live

Tonight's 5 live Sport with Mark Chapman from 19:00 GMT is sure to include the latest developments at Rangers, with guests Joey Barton, Sean Dyche and John Hartson discussing football issues between 19:00-21:00 GMT.

Rugby Union

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

At 19:40 GMT on

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra we have live rugby union commentary for you from the Recreation Ground as Bath take on Montpelier in the European Champions Cup, with league convert Sam Burgess due to make his first start for the home side.

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Jon Mulkeen: Does Kriss Akabusi count?

It's the best so far, Jon. Who is going to up the ante?

Manchester United press conference

Simon Stone, BBC Sport

"Louis van Gaal will shortly address the media ahead of Liverpool visit on Sunday. After five wins on the trot, Manchester United are on a roll. But Gary Neville is amongst many who feel neither side is playing particularly well.

"Not that the fans will care if victory in the most intense of games is achieved. For, whilst Manchester City and Leeds are core rivalries at Old Trafford, for many supporters, Liverpool are the true enemy."

Balotelli back in action at Liverpool

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli
@lfc

Liverpool tweet a picture of striker Mario Balotelli back in training at Melwood ahead of Sunday's big match with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Rangers to reject McCoist resignation

BBC Sport understands Rangers will reject Ally McCoist's letter of resignation. Most of the board are in London for the next 48 hours and no talks are planned. Keep up to date with the continuing saga in a special

BBC Scotland live text.

Hafeez leads Pakistan recovery in Sharjah

Cricket

Opener Mohammad Hafeez hit 76 from 92 balls as Pakistan made 252 all out in 48.3 overs in the

second day-night international against New Zealand in Sharjah on Friday.

Skipper Misbah-ul Haq chipped in with a 65-ball 47 and Shahid Afridi fired three sixes in 27 from 14 balls to rescue Pakistan from a shaky 20-3 after they won the toss. Pakistan lead the five-match series 1-0 after winning the first game in Dubai by three wickets.

Maze stays ahead after Swedish slalom success

Giant Slalom

Tina Maze en route to victory in Are
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Olympic champion Tina Maze consolidated her overall World Cup lead on Friday when she produced a stunning second giant slalom run to clinch an impressive victory in Are, Sweden.

Trailing after the first leg, the 31-year-old from Slovenia recorded a combined time of two minutes 23.84 seconds, 0.2 seconds ahead of Sweden's Sarah Hector and 0.28 seconds clear of Eva-Maria Brem of Austria.

She leads the giant slalom World Cup standings after three events with 220 points, ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States on 166.

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10 candidates? If not, which sporting personality have you taken a picture with?

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Compton retains England hope

Cricket

Nick Compton with thoughts on his return to Middlesex, where he played from 2001-2009: "As a boy I left my family home to move to London to play for Middlesex CCC. Because of this, playing for the Club at Lord's has and always will be close to my heart.

"Leaving to play for Somerset was, at the time, a step in my development I felt I needed to make. Whilst at Somerset I grew as a player and a person. I also fulfilled the dream of representing England, which is something I am determined to do again."

Compton makes Middlesex return

Cricket

Nick Compton in action for Somerset
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Former England batsman Nick Compton, 31,

re-joins Middlesex on a three-year contract.

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You voted Celtic v Rangers as the number one grudge match in football, but here are some of your other suggestions.

Steven F Galloway: Bognor Regis Town v Worthing - the real south coast derby!

Daniel Kelly: Derby vs Nottingham Forest! So much hate between the fans! Making it more passionate! Get's better when the Rams win!

Eyeball Paul: The West Lancashire derby between Preston and Blackpool is easily one of the best in terms of how much it means to fans.

McCoist offers Rangers resignation

The Daily Record report that Ally McCoist attempted to offer his resignation as Rangers manager to club chairman Sandy Easdale last night, but his attempts to meet with Easdale failed.

He then tended his resignation this afternoon.

Man Utd v Liverpool build-up

Manchester United manger Louis van Gaal will have his say on Sunday's meeting with Liverpool in a little over an hour at 16:00 GMT.

Liverpool news conference

Brendan Rodgers also confirms reports that midfielder Adam Lallana broke some of his ribs in the 3-1 win over Leicester on 2 December, but says the former Southampton playmaker is available to face Manchester United.

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on striker Mario Balotelli's chances of making a comeback from injury against Manchester United on Sunday: "We've still got a bit of time, so we'll see what his fitness is like.

"He's been out for a little while now, but in the last couple of days he's looked good in training.

"We'll give him every chance to see if he can come into the squad."

Liverpool news conference

Independent chief sportswriter Ian Herbert on Twitter: "Rodgers on Raheem Sterling contract talks. "It's up to the club and his representatives to sort out the deal but there's no unhappiness."

Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce on Twitter: "Kolo Toure is back training and could return v United."

Liverpool news conference

Independent chief sportswriter Ian Herbert on Twitter: "Brendan Rodgers says Balotelli is back training. 'We'll see what his fitness is like. In the last few days he's looked good'"

Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce: "Rodgers: 'I am more determined than ever to succeed here. You want to be at a club with this kind of expectancy.'"

Liverpool news conference

Brendan Rodgers
ferrrington

BBC Sport's Juliette Ferrington at Melwood: "Over at Melwood #LFC Brendan Rodgers: 'This is always a massive game in the fixture list in this country.'"

No comment from Rangers over McCoist reports

Rangers have refused to comment on those earlier reports that Ally McCoist has offered his resignation as manager. A spokesperson for the Ibrox club offered a brief "no comment" in response to the claims.

Kings Palace showing royal promise

Horse Racing

Cornelius Lysaght

BBC horse racing correspondent

"The David Pipe-trained Kings Palace again demonstrated himself a young steeplechaser of the highest potential when easing to victory in Cheltenham's Ryman Stationery Novices Chase (12-30).

"What so impressed about the Tom Scudamore-ridden 6-year-old, who was making it 2 wins from two starts over fences, was the manner in which he accelerated away when challenged at the 2nd last by runner-up Sausalito Sunrise.

"Asked whether he'd trained a better jumper, a clearly impressed Pipe, who indicated the horse will not now run until early 2015, said:

'I don't think so.'

"Scudamore added: 'He's quick, slick and neat - very exciting.'

"Kings Palace is as short as 4-1 favourite for the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March. The Gold Cup is a long-term aim. "

All today's results are available on the BBC Sport website.