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Summary

  1. All the latest transfer news
  2. I'd 'probably' cheat again - Lance Armstrong
  3. FA Cup fifth-round draw on BBC One and Radio 5 live from 19:00 GMT
  4. Rochdale v Stoke City (Monday, 20:00 GMT)
  5. Carver to remain Newcastle head coach for rest of the season

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite and Richard Winton

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Right, it's time for me to go home but I'm leaving you in the capable hands of the BBC Sport online team.

You can follow live TV and text coverage of the FA Cup fifth-round draw

here or, if the Africa Cup of Nations is of more interest, we're live texting that
here. Don't say we're not good to you...

Scottish rugby 'in good health'

Rugby Union

Scottish rugby is in a better shape at all levels than it was when Mark Dodson became chief executive in 2011 -

says the man himself.

Dodson pointed out that the national body's debt, which once stood at around £25m, is now down to "£9m-10m". And he believes that performances by the two professional teams - Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh - as well as the national team are improving.

Nowell 'peaking' for England duty

Rugby union

Jack Nowell
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England's Jack Nowell

has hit peak form at the perfect time ahead of the Six Nations, according to Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter.

The winger, 21, was

last week and followed that with a try in his club's
on Saturday.

"Jack is standing out as strong, elusive and of very high quality - he's bang on it at the moment," Baxter told

BBC Radio Devon.

FA Cup fourth round

Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

Stoke, of course, reached the final of the FA Cup as recently as 2011 when they lost to Manchester City. Manager Mark Hughes has won the competition on four occasions, three times with Manchester United and once with Chelsea.

On this day . . .

In 1871, the first meeting of the Rugby Football Union was held at the Pall Mall Restaurant near Trafalgar Square. Representatives from 21 clubs and schools were in attendance.

In 2008, Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist announced his retirement from cricket.

And one year ago today, Manchester United completed the club record £37.1m

signing of Juan Mata.

Juan Mata
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Milanese leaves Orient post

Football

Mauro Milanese

has left his post as sporting director at League One side Leyton Orient after just six months in the role.

The 43-year-old had an eight-game spell as Orient boss earlier this season, but won just two games before reverting to the role of sporting director following the appointment of Fabio Liverani as manager in December.

FA Cup fifth-round draw

Football

Jon Stead
Getty Images

The FA Cup fifth-round draw is fast approaching and will include Bradford City, who produced one of the big upsets in the competition's history when they defeated Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Ahead of the balls being plucked from the bowl, Bradford forward Jon Stead says: "Obviously like everyone else we want another big draw. That's the dream. I think for the fans 6,000 tickets were sold out almost instantly for the Chelsea game.

"So a big side at home would be great for the club because it means that the people who did miss out get to cheer us on at home. Any Premiership team coming to Valley Parade will find it a difficult place to come and play."

Africa Cup of Nations live

Football

Monday's games are underway, with Cape Verde facing Zambia and Congo DR playing Tunisia.

All four teams remain in contention for two quarter-final berths, and Sportsday are not even going to begin trying to explain how it could all shake out. Let's just say they could end up drawing lots.

We'll leave the details to the estimable Luke Reddy and Andy Cryer and their

live text commentary.

FA Cup preview

Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

BBC Radio 5 live

Tonight's FA Cup match will be live in 5 live Sport which comes live from Spotland with Darren Fletcher from 19:00 GMT, and begins with the draw for the fifth round.

Steve Bower is your commentator, with summaries from former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland defender Mark Lawrenson.

Gary Lineker

BBC Sport

I would like to apologise for once again being on your TV screens tonight. I'm on #theoneshow for the FA Cup 5th round draw. #sickofme

The draw will be simulcast on BBC One's The One Show and 5 live Sport from 19:00 GMT.

Hibs sign keeper Cerny

Football

Hibernian have signed former Hamilton Academical goalkeeper Tomas Cerny on a six-month deal.

The former Czech Republic Under-21 international moves to Easter Road after spells with CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria and Greek side Ergotelis.

"My wife is Scottish and we were keen to relocate back to Scotland, so when the opportunity came up it ticked all the right boxes," Cerny said.

Lance Armstrong - the transcript

Lance Armstrong
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You've devoured the

news story, watched
the video and read the
comment piece...

Still want more from BBC sports editor Dan Roan's interview with Lance Armstrong? Well how about pouring over

an abridged transcript?

England quartet under observation

Rugby Union

Luther Burrell
Getty Images

Another little snippet from England's pre-Six Nations training camp...

Brad Barritt (knee), Kyle Eastmond (shoulder) and Owen Farrell (knee) are having their injuries assessed, while Luther Burrell is expected to return to full training on Friday after suffered a concussion.

England to stage under-17 finals

Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

The FA will stage the 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

The 16-nation tournament will be played at venues across the Midlands, with St George's Park at its heart. Loughborough and Warwick Universities - both training bases during the 2012 London Olympics - will also be involved.

Get involved

#bbcsportsday

We asked what you think of Newcastle's appointment of John Carver as manager until the end of the season...

Matthew Copeland: Another useless season in the Premier League, time for a change at the top for Magpies.

Super Hungry: Newcastle bring In Carver a few days before the transfer windows shuts. The next few months are going to be worrying.

Van Praag confirms candidacy

Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

As reported a little over an hour ago, Dutch FA president Michael Van Praag has announced he has the requisite five nominations and wants to stand against Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency.

Conway
Conway

FA Cup fifth-round draw

Football

Rehearsals for this evening's FA Cup fifth-round draw are underway, with news reaching us that Bradford City were drawn at home to Leicester City. Would fans of either team be happy with that when the real things gets underway? Let us know at #bbcsportsday.

The draw will be simulcast on BBC One's The One Show and 5 live Sport from 19:00 GMT.

Armstrong - the same, but different

Road cycling

Lance Armstrong
BBC

"Look into his eyes and you notice it - a weariness, at times even a sadness. It is then you see the subtle but inevitable toll sport's most spectacular fall from grace has taken."

BBC sports editor Dan Roan interviewed shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong in Texas last week.

Read about his impressions of the man after spending time in his company.

Brayford to take pay cut to rejoin Blades

Football

Sheffield United defender John Brayford says he had no problem taking a pay cut to

rejoin the club from Cardiff.

Koukash confident over NRL plan

Rugby League

Marwan Koukash
Getty Images

Salford owner Marwan Koukash insists his plan to have an English team competing in an expanded NRL from 2018 is viable.

The racehorse magnate is proposing the "British Bulldogs" play home games around England and in Dubai.

The Palestinian said: "I can't see why an English team cannot participate. The distances involved would be greater but the world is a much smaller place nowadays. I have a major airline willing to back it and a hotel group also willing to provide sponsorship and we haven't started to market it yet."

Van Persie unsure about Man Utd future

Football

Manchester United forward Robin van Persie says he has no idea whether he will sign a contract extension at Old Trafford. The 31-year-old's contract ends in the summer of 2016.

"It is not up to me. For the moment I am staying here for 18 months," the Netherlands striker said on Monday. "That is it really. I can't look into the future. I don't know what is going to happen after that. We shall have to wait and see."

Millwall sign Southampton's Hooiveld

Football

Millwall sign Southampton defender

Jos Hooiveld on loan until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old Dutchman

had a loan spell at Championship side Norwich City earlier this season, making six appearances for the Canaries.

The former Celtic defender becomes Millwall's sixth signing of the January transfer window.

BBC Sport Wales'

Dafydd Pritchard tweets: Cardiff City striker Adam Le Fondre has joined fellow Championship side Bolton on loan until the end of the season.

I'd probably do it again - Armstrong

Road cycling

Lance Armstrong
Getty Images

In an

exclusive interview with BBC sports editor Dan Roan, shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong has said he believes the time is coming when he should be forgiven for doping and lying. And he said he would probably do it again.

Armstrong, 43, was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles and banned from sport for life by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) in August 2012.

"If I was racing in 2015, no, I wouldn't do it again because I don't think you have to," he said. "If you take me back to 1995, when doping was completely pervasive, I would probably do it again."

England call in Croft and Day

Rugby union

Tom Croft
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Leicester flanker Tom Croft and Northampton second row Christian Day have been added to the England senior squad as cover for club-mates Geoff Parling and Tom Wood, who were both injured at the weekend.

Hooiveld heads for New Den

Football

Millwall have

signed Southampton defender Jos Hooiveld on loan until the end of the season.

Former Tour player Spick dies

Snooker

World Snooker has announced the death of former Tour player Lee Spick. The sport's governing body said Spick had passed away at the age of 34 after a liver-related illness.

Spick was on snooker's main tour from 2000 to 2010, twice reaching the final qualifying round for the World Championship.

Strachan okay with move - Maloney

Football

Shaun Maloney
SNS

Shaun Maloney also said that he had received assurances from Scotland manager Gordon Strachan that his move to MLS would not jeopardise his international career.

"I spoke to him pretty early in January and he had no issues," he added. "And I spoke to him again a couple of days before I travelled over and he was very excited for the move. The national team means the world to me so there are no issues about that."

Road Cycling

Dan Roan

BBC sports editor

Lance Armstrong
Roan

Exclusive. Lance Armstrong tells me about life after confession in 1st TV interview since Oprah. Across BBC from 5pm.

Maloney explains 'opportunity of lifetime'

Football

Shaun Maloney says he could not turn down the opportunity to move to Chicago Fire. The midfielder completed his move from Championship side Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

"I think it is an opportunity of a lifetime" said the 32-year old, who revealed that he spoke to Chicago Fire head coach Frank Yallop early in January.

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#bbcsportsday

Your thoughts on John Carver being retained as Newcastle manager for the remainder of the season. Keep them coming in to #bbcsportsday.

Andrew Priestley: The appointment of John Carver for the rest of the season is really uninspiring. Another slap in the face for Newcastle fans!

Matthew Skaife: Zero ambition shown again, no money spent on transfers. Why wait so long to stick with Carver? think we could be in trouble!

James Carson: Ashley not splashing out on a new manager and no incoming transfers? As you were...

Clattenburg in charge for Chelsea-City

Football

Mark Clattenburg will referee Saturday's crunch Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

Van Praag in Fifa frame

Football

Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

The Dutch FA president Michael van Praag has emerged as another potential candidate for the Fifa presidency.

BBC Sport understands a Van Praag candidacy is under discussion amongst Uefa executives, led by Michel Platini, this afternoon.

The European confederation is expected to say more on the matter at a 17:00 GMT media conference.

Wagg stays with Glamorgan

Cricket

BBC Wales Sport: All-rounder Graham Wagg has extended his contract with Glamorgan which keeps him at the county until 2017.

Portsmouth board discuss Awford future

Football

Andy Awford
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Andy Awford's future as Portsmouth manager will be discussed informally by the hierarchy at Fratton Park,

reports BBC Radio Solent. The League Two club were booed off on Saturday after a 2-1 loss to Southend saw them drop to 18th.

Watford's Ikpeazu extends Crewe loan

Football

Crewe Alexandra have

extended the loan of teenage striker Uche Ikpeazu from Championship side Watford until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old is in his second spell with Crewe and has scored twice since rejoining the club in November.

PSG target Pereira - reports

Football

Andreas Pereira
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The Mail are also reporting that Paris Saint-Germain are keen to sign Manchester United teenager Andreas Pereira, who is out of contract in the summer and has yet at agree a new deal.

Wolfsburg keen on Schurrle deal - reports

The Daily Mail reports that Wolfsburg delegates are in London hoping to secure a deal for Chelsea midfielder Andre Schurrle.

Arsenal secure Paulista permit

Football

Ian Dennis

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

Arsenal have had a work permit granted for Gabriel Paulista and are

hoping to confirm the signing of the Villarreal defender in the next 24 hours.

FA Cup preview

Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

Rochdale have never been further than the fifth round of the FA Cup. They have reached that stage twice - in 1990 and 2003. This term they are going well and after three wins in a row, Dale are fifth in League One. In 2000 they lost to Stoke in the Football League Trophy as the Potters went on to lift the cup.