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Summary

  1. 18:21 GMT - McManaman to complete West Brom move
  2. 18:14 - Sissoko wants to be 'at one of the biggest clubs in England'
  3. 16:59 - Newcastle close to Alli deal
  4. 16:38 - Yanga-Mbiwa makes Roma move
  5. 16:05 - Everton confirm Eto'o exit

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Richard Winton

All times stated are UK

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Right, I've got an appointment with a microwave meal for one...

Sportsday will be back tomorrow at 08:00 GMT but, in the meantime, why not have a browse around the BBC Sport website?

We've live text commentaries ongoing on the League Cup semi-final second leg between

Chelsea and Liverpool and
today's group games in the Africa Cup of Nations. Enjoy

Warwickshire post healthy profit

Cricket

Warwickshire have

recorded a £230,000 profit for 2014, the season in which they won the domestic Twenty20 competition for the first time.

Playing for the first time as the Birmingham Bears, they won the T20 Blast on a finals day staged at the their Edgbaston home.

England to miss sevens seven

Rugby Union

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England's World Cup-winning captain Katy Mclean - along with fellow World Cup winners Danielle Waterman, Natasha Brennan, Claire Allan, Rachael Burford, Natasha Hunt and Marlie Packer - will miss at least the start of the Women's Six Nations.

The players are part of a 14-woman England Sevens squad named for the second round of the Sevens World Series in Sao Paulo on 7-8 February.

Lionhearts name team for Casablanca clash

Boxing

The British Lionhearts have named four Commonwealth Games medallists to face the Morocco Atlas Lions in the World Series of Boxing in Casablanca on Friday.

It is the same team that defeated the China Dragons 3-2 in the opening match of the season and includes Antony Fowler (middleweight), Qais Ashfaq (bantamweight), Sam Maxwell (light-welterweight) and Ashley Williams (light-flyweight) along with Romanian heavyweight, Ionut-Mirel Jitaru.

On this day

Jim Thorpe
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In 1913, American athlete Jim Thorpe was stripped of his pentathlon and decathlon gold medals from the 1912 Stockholm Olympics after it was discovered he had been paid for playing baseball a couple of years earlier.

Cobblers make double signing

Football

Northampton Town have

signed Portsmouth midfielder Ricky Holmes, 27, on a free transfer after a loan spell at Sixfields.

He has agreed a two-and-a-half year contract, and the Cobblers have also brought in former Oxford left-back Tom Newey, 32, on a deal to the end of the season.

BBC Radio Nottingham: Notts County @Official_NCFC has unblocked Hungary from its Facebook page #NoBajnerNoParty

The League One club blocked the entire country after it was swamped with the message "No Bajner, no party" after signing Hungarian striker Balint Bajner, 24, from Ipswich Town on Tuesday.

League Cup semi-final

Chelsea v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)

Martin Kelly scores for Liverpool at Chelsea in 2011
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Chelsea are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge but in November 2011, Maxi Rodriguez and Martin Kelly both scored in a five-minute spell after the break as Kenny Dalglish's Reds recorded a 2-0 victory in the League Cup quarter-finals, and went on to lift the trophy that season, beating Cardiff on penalties in the final.

League Cup semi-final live

Chelsea v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)

Don't take this the wrong way but, if you were so minded, our

live text commentary of the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Liverpool is now up and running elsewhere on the site.

Paceman Abbott wins young player award

Cricket

Fast bowler Sean Abbott has thanked "the Australian cricket family" for its support having been named

ethe Bradman young cricketer of the year at Australia's annual awards ceremony in Sydney just two months after delivering the ball that struck Phillip Hughes, fatally injuring the batsman.

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Dunc Stokes: Without a doubt the best sports movie step forward... Slapshot

Blair Christie: Who would've thought Will Smith and Matt Damon could make such a superb golf film as "Legend of Bagger Vance". #AuthenticSwing

Jordan Neill: Cool Runnings: "A gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if you're not enough without one, you'll never be enough with one"

League Cup semi-final

Chelsea v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)

Frank Lampard scores for Chelsea in 2009
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One of the great meetings of recent vintage between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge came in the Champions League in April 2009 when neither John Terry or Steven Gerrard featured and it finished

4-4 on the night, Chelsea advancing to the semi-finals 7-5 on aggregate.

Liverpool led 2-0 at half-time but after going 3-2 behind, two goals in as many minutes from Lucas and Dirk Kuyt put them 4-3 ahead before Frank Lampard struck in the final minute with his second goal.

McManaman to complete West Brom move

Football

Callum McManaman
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BBC Sport's Pat Murphy: West Brom will tomorrow sign Wigan's winger Callum McManaman for around £4.75m.

Sissoko wants to be 'at one of the biggest clubs in England'

Football

Moussa Sissoko
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Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko has told French website Foot Mercato that he wants to play for "a very big club" as speculation continues over his future.

Paris St-Germain have been linked with the France international, who described Arsenal as "the club of my heart" in early January.

"I want to stay here and grow at one of the biggest clubs in England," Sissoko said. "If it happens, it happens. I am at Newcastle and I will continue to work until one day I have the chance to play at a very big club."

Doubts over British Basketball League

Basketball

The future of the British Basketball League and its 13 franchises is shrouded in doubt after Basketball England announced it will review whether to put the rights to run the professional league out to tender.

The current licence is reportedly due to expire in August.

On this day

Super Bowl XXV
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In 1991, the New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19 in Super Bowl XXV to record the closest win in the event's history.

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Tweet

Stuart Broad has apologised for his earlier intervention into political discourse...

The England cricketer wrote: Clarifying my earlier tweet, I merely wanted to emphasise my amazement at just how big the world is. No offence meant and sorry if any taken. The hashtag was aimed at myself.

'Batman' guilty of punching rival

Rugby union

Scotland international Ryan Wilson has been

found guilty of punching a fellow player in a fast food shop in Glasgow while dressed as Batman.

The Glasgow Warriors player hit Glasgow Hawks captain Ally Maclay - who was dressed as Tweedledee - after a Halloween night out in October 2013.

The court heard that a minion, a red crayon and others in fancy dress were nearby as the incident unfolded.

Bojan to miss rest of season - reaction

Football

Bojan Krkic
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We've got some reaction to the news that Stoke City's Bojan Krkic will miss the remainder of the season with a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Manager Mark Hughes said: "It's bitterly disappointing for the club but even more so for Bojan himself as he was making such a big impact on the Premier League and clearly enjoying his football. We wish him a speedy recovery."

The Spanish forward had scored the opening goal in the 4-1 FA Cup win Rochdale on Monday but limped off just after the half hour.

Africa Cup of Nations live

Football

Today's Africa Cup of Nations

live text is underway ahead of the games between South Africa and Ghana and Senegal and Algeria.

It already includes such gems as the chart position of Shakira's hit Waka Waka and the fact that Algeria is 90% desert. Who knew?

Chesterfield sign striker

Football

BBC Radio Gloucestershire: Cheltenham Town striker Byron Harrison joins League 1 side Chesterfield on 18 month deal. Cheltenham receive a small undisclosed fee.

Stoke's Krkic out for rest of season

Juliette Ferrington

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Stoke City will be without Bojan Krkic for the rest of the season after he suffered an an anterior cruciate ligament injury in last night's FA Cup fourth-round

win over Rochdale.

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Nick Leach: Sean Bean scoring a last minute penalty in the FA Cup against Kevin Pilkington, knocking out Man Utd in "When Saturday Comes"

Richard Todd: Got to be Escape to Victory. Allied team including Moore, Ardiles, Pele, Summerbee and Keeper Stallone

Mark Cooper: Got to be Any Given Sunday. Quality cast, top class director & great motivational speech by Pacino

Lyth extends Yorkshire contract

Cricket

Adam Lyth
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Yorkshire batsman Adam Lyth has

signed a three-year contract extension.

The 27-year-old left-hander is currently on tour with the England Lions in South Africa after helping the White Rose club to the 2014 County Championship title.

"It has been an incredible year for me and I just want to keep on improving,"

he told the club website.

Stoke City striker

Peter Crouch tweets: Terrible news about @BoKrkic especially cos he has been on fire recently. I'm certain he will come back stronger.

Reports in Spain are suggesting that Stoke's former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic has suffered a serious knee injury.

FA to nominate Ali

Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

The FA is set to give Prince Ali of Jordan one of the five nominations he needs to stand as a candidate in the Fifa presidential election.

BBC Sport understands a proposal to back the 39-year-old will be put to the FA board for ratification when they meet on Thursday.

Sources say the decision does not necessarily mean that the FA will vote for Ali in May's poll. The decision is believed to have been made in the interests of promoting a healthy debate around Fifa's future.

What next for Adam Jones?

Rugby union

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Wales prop Adam Jones announced his international retirement at the weekend but

what lies ahead for the 33-year-old?

McClaren and Alli for Newcastle - reports

Football

Dele Alli
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The Northern Echo are reporting that Newcastle United will attempt to persuade Derby County manager Steve McClaren to take charge at St James' Park in the summer.

They add that the club are close to completing the £4m signing of Dele Alli, with the 18-year-old midfielder set to be loaned back to current side MK Dons until the summer.

Daniels leaves West Brom for Aberdeen

Football

Aberdeen have signed West Brom defender Donervon Daniels on loan until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old, who has previously had spells with Tranmere, Gillingham and Blackpool, is available for Saturday's Scottish League Cup semi-final against Dundee United.

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The story, of course, has parallels with the film Cool Runnings. But what is your favourite film involving sport?

Let us know via #bbcsportsday, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook.

Jamaica, we have an ice hockey team

Ice hockey

I think we have a winner in our search for the most bizarre sports story of the day...

The

Lancashire Telegraph are reporting that a 12-year-old boy from Chorley has been asked to join the youth setup of the Jamaican ice hockey team with a view to competing in the Olympics. Of course he has.

Next week, a schoolgirl from Burnley will have a trial for the Jamaican skeleton squad...

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UnSimpleSimon: Sometimes, even a free transfer doesn't work out. Rio to QPR. He's a great footballer. Don't know what happened. Cursed club.

Pete Garrett: Many Chelsea fans might say Torres, but he was way better value than Veron.

Robert Williams: Richard Hope(less). Literally the worst defender ever to pull on a Wrexham shirt and a huge factor in our relegation in 2008.

Woods optimistic for new season

Golf

Tiger Woods with his new teeth
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Tiger Woods, with his teeth restored after one was

knocked out by a cameraman whilst the former world number one was watching girlfriend Lindsey Vonn skiing in a World Cup race in Italy, says he and coach Chris Como are encouraged as he prepares to make his first tournament appearance of the year in the Phoenix Open in Arizona on Thursday.

"We've done some really good work," says Woods, currently ranked 47th. "We have a game plan of where we need to get to and at each stage we're ahead of schedule. Overall I'm very pleased to go out there and hit shots, the speed is cranking back up and it's going to be a fun year."

Give me a chance - Blake

Rugby union

New Zealand-born flanker Hugh Blake has

urged fans to be "open-minded" after his shock Scotland call-up.

The 22-year-old was selected by Vern Cotter before he has even played for his new club, Edinburgh.

"Some quality players have been left out and there's a bit of controversy there," said flanker Blake. "But I can't do anything about that. I was surprised to make this squad too."

Yanga-Mbiwa makes Roma move

Football

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
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Newcastle

have confirmed that defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has completed a permanent switch to Roma after triggering a clause in his loan agreement.

Happy birthday

Daniel Vettori
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Many happy returns to Daniel Vettori, the former New Zealand cricket captain, who turns 36 today.

Also celebrating are former Ireland captain Keith Wood (43), winner of the 2000 US Open Marat Safin (35) and Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel (26), who is currently on loan at St Etienne.

Storer makes Wrexham switch

Football

BBC Wales Sport: Wrexham have signed 27-year-old midfielder Kyle Storer for the rest of the season, following his departure from Kidderminster Harriers.

League Cup semi-final preview

Chelsea v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)

Chelsea are unbeaten in six matches against Liverpool in all competitions for the second time in their history, the first being from 1935 to 1938.

Eto'o in tribute to Toffees fans

Football

Samuel Eto'o
Samuel Eto'o

Upon

completing his move to Sampdoria, striker Samuel Eto'o has
posted a farewell letter to the Everton supporters...

"I've been blessed to spend these past few months with you," he writes. "It's time for me to leave, but wherever I go, I will bring with me all the memories we've built together."

Narine withdraws from Windies World Cup squad

Cricket

West Indies spinner Sunil Narine
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West Indies spinner Sunil Narine withdraws from the World Cup squad, with a replacement due to be named shortly.

A statement from the West Indies Cricket Board said: "Narine has undergone intense remedial work on his bowling action and preliminary tests have shown him bowling all his deliveries under the 15 degrees flexion allowance. However, he requires more time to be able to confidently bowl for a sustained period in international cricket with his new action."