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Right, that's us done for the night. These 12-hour shifts are a demanding mistress so it's time for a lie down.

Hope you've enjoyed.

Let's do it all again tomorrow, shall we?

Twirl requests 'truly sexist' - Billie Jean King

Tennis

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Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Billie Jean King says it was "truly sexist" for a male interviewer to ask Serena Williams and Eugenie Bouchard to "give a twirl" at the Australian Open.

The two players were asked to

show off their outfits to the crowd after second-round wins in Melbourne.

"The Australian Open interviewer asking the women to twirl on court is out of line," King wrote on Twitter. "This is truly sexist. If you ask the women, you have to ask the guys."

Redknapp on Pato trail

Football

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We'll be shutting down this esteemed service soon but there's just time for a little more transfer tittle-tattle, this time from the

Daily Mirror, who claim QPR boss Harry Redknapp is plotting a move to lure former AC Milan forward Alexandre Pato to the club on loan.

Cambridge United v Manchester United (Friday, 19:55GMT)

Football

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Cambridge United host Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round tomorrow night.

While the history of the Old Trafford giants is well documented, there are a few facts you may not know about the U's.

Some involve cows, goats and coconuts, and are

well worth a look.

Cantona's Kung Fu Kick

Football

BBC Radio 5 live

Just a reminder that BBC Radio 5 live's special programme marking the 20th anniversary of Eric Cantona's Selhurst Park kung-fu kick is on air right now.

You can listen here.

Watch Belichick's 'deflate-gate' denial

American Football

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We told you earlier that New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has denied any knowledge of match balls being deflated to give his side an advantage in Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts.

We've been busy laying our mitts on footage of his news conference and you can now see it

here.

Palace lining up Lee Chung-yong?

Football

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The Daily Mail report Crystal Palace are close to signing Bolton winger Lee Chung-yong in a £1.5m deal.

Bundesliga boom

Football

The Bundesliga has increased revenues for the 10th straight season, with 13 of 18 clubs making a profit in the 2013-14 season.

The figures released on Thursday show the Bundesliga's revenue rising to 2.45bn euros (£1.89bn), a jump of 12.9% on the previous season.

FIA take legal action against ex-driver Streiff

Formula 1

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Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, has taken legal action against French former F1 driver Philippe Streiff for comments he made about an investigation into compatriot Jules Bianchi's crash at last year's Japanese Grand Prix.

A statement said the FIA's president Jean Todt and medical commission president Gerard Saillant were dismayed to learn of Streiff's remarks, which appeared to question the motivations of the crash investigation panel.

"Philippe Streiff's insulting and defamatory comments are utterly unfounded and demonstrate malicious intent," the statement read.

Bianchi remains in hospital as the result of the serious head injury he suffered in a collision with a rescue vehicle at Suzuka in October.

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Tom Wylie: "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can't hit what the eyes can't see" - Muhammad Ali

Aidan Billingham: "I wouldnt say I was the best manager in the world, but i'm in the top one" - Brian Clough

No Guidetti decision in January

Football

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila has confirmed that the future of on-loan Manchester City striker John Guidetti will not be decided this month.

The Swede has scored 11 goals in 18 loan appearances at Celtic and, although both City and the Scottish champions are willing to do a deal, but the 22-year-old is not prepared to commit himself quite yet.

"He wants to wait to see what his options are so there won't be anything final this month," said Deila.

World ski halfpipe coverage

Live

And fancy watching a bit of ski halfpipe action right now? Tune into the

live coverage at the World Championships right now on this website.

Tunisia beat Zambia at Afcon 2015

Football

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Meanwhile, over at the Africa Cup of Nations. Tunisia sit top of Group B after beating Zambia 2-1. the north Africans have four points, while the southern African rivals have one pint from two games.

The group's other two teams, DR Congo and Cape Verde Islands, face each other at 19:00 GMT.

We will have live text coverage of that match on the

BBC African Football index.

Northants sign South African pair

Cricket

Northants have

signed South Africans Rory Kleinveldt and Richard Levi for all formats of the game this summer.

All-rounder Kleinveldt, 31, will be the county's overseas player, while Levi, 27, who returns for a third spell with the club, is a Kolpak signing.

"We are excited about Richard establishing himself in the four-day team as well as having his firepower in our one-day team. Rory will be a terrific bowler in English conditions," said head coach David Ripley.

Cantona's Kung Fu Kick

Football

BBC Radio 5 live

Eric Cantona kung fu kicks Matthew Simmons
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You might have noticed a bit of an Eric Cantona theme on Sportsday today. The reason for this is that it is the 20th anniversary on Sunday of his infamous kung-fu kick at a spectator, while playing for Manchester United at Selhurst Park.

By way of remembering that extraordinary occasion, BBC Radio 5 live have a special programme today from 19:30 GMT.

Click here to read some

eyewitness accounts of that night in 1995.

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Kofi Tawiah Quansah:"That lad must have been born offside." - Sir Alex Ferguson on Filippo Inzaghi

Man City's Cole joins MK Dons

Football

Manchester City: Devante Cole has
joined MK Dons until the end of the season & will be eligible for the play-offs should MK Dons qualify.

The 19-year-old striker is the son of ex-Newcastle and Manchester United player Andrew and has been developed at City's Academy.

Villa fined £60K

Football

A story you might have missed earlier:

Aston Villa have been fined £60,000 and warned as to their future conduct by the Football Association, after the club admitted failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from proactive behaviour.

It follows an incident which occurred during added time at the end of the game against Leicester City on 10 January.

Dixon makes Leigh move

Rugby League

Salford forward Andrew Dixon has joined Championship rivals Leigh after ending his loan move to Halifax early.

The 24-year-old rower has signed a two-year deal with the reigning champions.

Leigh head of rugby Derek Beaumont said: "I am delighted to capture a new young player to our side who has experience of around 100 Super League games in a position we are currently struggling with due to injuries."

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Roy Eric Farthing: "If God had wanted us to play football in the sky, He'd have put grass up there" - Brian Clough

Matt Bone: "If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough." Mario Andretti

Naughton signs for Swansea

Football

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Swansea

Swansea sign full-back Kyle Naughton from Tottenham for a transfer fee believed to be £5m.

The 26-year-old has agreed to a three-and-a-half year deal.

Australian Open

BBC Radio 5 live

Andy Murray faces Joao Sousa of Portugal in the third round on Friday. The Scot is due on court at around 04:00 GMT and you can follow our live text commentary and radio commentary on the BBC Sport website and updates on BBC Radio 5 live.

Marin moves again

Football

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Chelsea: Marko Marin has today moved on loan to Anderlecht...

Robinson banned for abusive language

Football

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson

has been given a four-game touchline ban after being found guilty of using abusive language towards a Bradford player with reference to nationality.

Robinson has also been fined £3,000 and will have to attend a Football Association education programme.

"I accept the punishment and respect the commission's ruling, however, I maintain that I didn't make any reference to the player's nationality," he said.

The incident is believed to have occurred during a confrontation with French defender Christopher Routis as

MK lost 2-1 to Bradford last September.

French seek Ben Arfa clarification

Football

The French Football Federation (FFF) has requested that Fifa make a clear ruling on the case of French international midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa's contested move to Nice.

Ben Arfa was on loan at Hull City from Newcastle United during the first half of the season and Fifa has said he cannot sign for Nice because a player cannot appear for more than two clubs in the same season.

Andre Soulier, president of the Professional Football League's (LFP) legal commission said they have asked the FFF to contact FIFA for a "clear and firm" ruling on Ben Arfa's case.

FIFA said that because the 27-year-old turned out for Newcastle's Under-21 team at the beginning of the season in an official match, he cannot join a third team in the current season.

Sexton included in Ireland squad

Rugby Union

Jonathan Sexton has been included in Ireland's

46-man Six Nations squad even though he appears likely to be ruled out of the first match in Rome.

Ireland face Italy on 7 February but Sexton's current stand-down period because of concussion is until 14 February - the day Ireland face France. Cian Healy and Sean O'Brien are named, too, even though they have yet to return to action after lengthy injury absences.

Brook 'bang on fine' after knife attack

Boxing

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Kell Brook has admitted he feared he might never walk again after being the victim of a knife attack while on holiday in Tenerife last September. The IBF welterweight champion sustained serious injuries after being stabbed in the leg with a machete.

Brook said: "Lying on that hospital bed, right next to a window, no-one speaking English. I was wondering if I would walk again, never mind fight. I did not know. But now I am great, very fit and healthy. My leg is bang on fine and I've worked hard."

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Sindre Fuglerud: When i score I dont celebrate. Does a postman celebrate when he delivers post? - Mario Balotelli

James Marsh: "We didn't underestimate them. They were a lot better than we thought" - Bobby Robson

Bradford to sign Halliday & Zoko

Football

Bradford City expect to sign

Andrew Halliday permanently, and Francois Zoko on loan, before their FA Cup fourth-round trip to Chelsea on Saturday.

Halliday has made 15 appearances

this term and the 23-year-old will join on a free.

Zoko, 31, is yet to start since

but will extend his stay until the end of May.

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Leftie Lib: "Mind you, I've been here during the bad times too - one year we came second." Bob Paisley

Paul Cliff: "Only those that have the courage to take a penalty miss them" Roberto Baggio 1994

Reading sign Chelsea's Chalobah on loan

Football

Reading have signed Chelsea midfielder

Nathaniel Chalobah on loan until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old has yet to play for Chelsea but made four substitute appearances in the Premier League while on loan at Burnley earlier this season.

Chalobah has also had loan spells at Watford, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough in the Championship.

Rangers Simonsen charged with gambling offences

Football

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Rangers goalkeeper Steve Simonsen has been charged by the Scottish FA for breaching gambling regulations.

The 35-year-old former Everton, Stoke and Sheffield United player stands accused of betting on 18 games between 15 January and 22 June of last year and a further 37 games between 6 September and 13 January this year. He has until Thursday, 29 January to respond.

There is no suggestion Simonsen gambled on matches involving Rangers.

Naughton on brink of Swansea switch

Football

Tottenham defender Kyle Naughton trained with Swansea City on Thursday, with the 26-year-old defender poised to complete a £5m move.

The full-back made 74 appearances for Spurs after joining from Sheffield United in 2009.

"Kyle's experienced at this level and brings Premier League pedigree," Monk said. "He's a good age for us and we look for players who want to prove a point and are hungry to do well."

On this day

1927: The BBC broadcast its first ever live commentary of a football match, between Arsenal and Sheffield United at Highbury.

1955: Joe Davis compiled the first official maximum snooker break of 147, playing against Willie Smith in Leicester.

1959: Britain's first world motor racing champion, Mike Hawthorn, was killed when the Jaguar he was driving went out of control on the Guildford bypass.

2006: LA Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors. It is the second highest points total in a single game in NBA history, behind only Wilt Chamberlain's haul of 100 in 1962.

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Ursa Minor Threat: "Your ambition outweighed your talent" - Casey Stoner to Valentino Rossi after being wiped out at Jerez 2011 by him

Affronted of SW6: "Envy is the gun of the incompetent" José Mourinho

Kayal to Brighton?

Football gossip

The Daily Record are reporting that Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal has agreed to sign for Brighton on a two-and-a-half year deal.

The 26-year-old Israeli midfielder has fallen out of favour under Ronny Delia.

Briggs joins Colchester on loan

Football

Colchester United have made their second signing of the day,

agreeing to take Millwall defender Matthew Briggs on loan for the rest of the season.

The deal follows the arrival of former Sheffield United striker Chris Porter on an 18-month contract.

Briggs started his career at Fulham, where he became the Premier League's youngest ever player when he made his debut aged 16 years and 65 days.

Koeman losing patience with Cork

Football

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Ronald Koeman has warned Jack Cork that he has a week to sign a new contract at Southampton.

The 25-year-old midfielder's current deal expires in the summer and has yet to accept the offer of new terms.

"We are still waiting about the answer of Jack and we like to know it next week," the Saints boss said. "If Jack likes to stay I'm very happy, if he likes to move then that means that we need another midfield player."

Wales first at World Bowls

Bowls

Laura Thomas becomes the first Welsh winner of the women's World Indoor Bowls title with a victory over 2014 champion Katherine Rednall.

You can read the full story on

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