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  1. Harry Redknapp resigns as QPR manager
  2. Coutinho signs new long-term Liverpool deal
  3. McIlroy court case adjourned until Wednesday at 11:00 GMT
  4. Kelly Smith retires from England duty
  5. Carl Froch vacates IBF title
  6. GET INVOLVED: How did your club fare in the transfer window?

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That's it for Sportsday live for Tuesday.

You can follow all of the evening's action on the

BBC Sport website and Sportsday will return on Wednesday at 08:00 GMT.

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BBC Radio 5 live

Tuesday evening's 5 Live Sport features live commentary from Old Trafford as Manchester United take on Cambridge United in their fourth round FA Cup replay.

There will also be updates from the night's other games with Fulham taking on Sunderland and Sheffield United against Preston.

Ramsey's dog-day afternoon


Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey

What do footballers do after training? Cuddle their pooches and catch up on forty winks. Wales and Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey posted on

instagram a picture of him having a nap with his cute dog.

Ogogo has second Achilles operation


British Olympic medallist

Anthony Ogogo has suffered a setback in his recovery from
Achilles surgery.

The 26-year-old had hoped to continue his career as an unbeaten professional in February, but has needed another operation to clear infected tissue.

He will be sidelined for a further six to 12 months.

"Theoretically I'm now left with two new Achilles and I've got to work on them and build them," the Lowestoft middleweight told BBC Radio Suffolk. "I can't wait to get back in the ring and start punching people."

Tuesday's team news

Sheffield United v Preston (FA Cup replay, 19:45 GMT)

Sheffield United's new signings Jason Holt, John Brayford, Kieron Freeman and Paul Coutts are all ineligible for the visit of Preston.

Ryan Flynn, out for the past three games due to an Achilles injury, is set to return to Nigel Clough's squad.

Preston, who are winless in their last seven matches, will be without cup-tied duo Daniel Johnson and Sam Johnstone.

Loanee Jermaine Beckford is pushing for a return after missing the last three games through illness.

Tuesday's team news

Fulham v Sunderland (FA Cup replay 19:45 GMT)

Sunderland will be without midfielder Lee Cattermole for

Tuesday's game at Fulham.

Cattermole is facing a further two to three weeks on the sidelines with a knee problem, while Adam Johnson also misses out after undergoing thumb surgery.

Fulham's on-loan Swansea defender Jazz Richards is cup-tied, while captain Scott Parker could also miss out.

FC United set to take strong following to Torquay


Evo-Stik League side FC United are preparing to take a pretty impressive away following to their FA Trophy quarter-final tie with Torquay United on Saturday.

Torquay have already sold 700 tickets for the away section of the Launa Windows Stadium and FC United believe over 1,000 supporters will make the 530-mile round trip.

FC United have been involved in two of the three highest attendances in this season's competition. The highest was 3,505 for Bristol Rovers' first round home defeat by Bath.

Lennon could make debut in Merseyside derby


Roberto Martinez

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has indicated new loan signing Aaron Lennon could be thrown straight into action in Saturday's Merseyside derby clash with Liverpool at Goodison Park.

"We need to see where he is physically and his match fitness but he has been involved in 17 games in half of a season which is a good return," said Martinez.

"He is a player that will look forward to these games and, from our point of view, it's the perfect baptism at our club - to go into a Merseyside derby is a really interesting start. It's not going to faze him."

Joyce relishes World Cup chance


Experienced batsmen Ed Joyce

tells BBC Sport that Ireland's opening World Cup game against the West Indies will be key to their tournament campaign.

Ireland take on the West Indies in the New Zealand city of Nelson on 16 February before games against United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Zimbabwe India and Pakistan

Calderwood named Brighton number two


Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has

appointed Colin Calderwood as his assistant.

The 50-year-old former Scotland international was previously assistant to Hughton at Newcastle United, Birmingham City and Norwich City.

"I know that he will work well with the existing coaching staff at the club and I think he'll be a very good addition," said Hughton.

Rossiter faces spell on sidelines


Liverpool teenager Jordan Rossiter could face a "significant spell" on the sidelines after the 17-year-old midfielder injured his ankle during an FA Youth Cup tie with Birmingham on Friday.


Liverpool Echo reports that Rossiter has not broken his ankle, as was first feared, and a scan has revealed there is no fracture.

"It's either ligament damage or a severe sprain but he's still facing a fair few weeks out,"

said Liverpool under-18s coach Neil Critchley.

Money cautious ahead of replay


Cambridge manager Richard Money
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Ahead of Tuesday night's

FA Cup fourth-round replay at Manchester United, Cambridge United manager Richard Money says his side may have to accept that a moment of magic from the home side could prove the difference.

"All you can prepare for is what will probably be the norm," Money told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

"What you can't prepare for is something special, something out of this world, something that any one of them can produce at any moment. If they do, it is very likely there is very little we can do about it."

Tuesday's team news

Manchester United v Cambridge United (FA Cup replay, 19:45 GMT)

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is out of their FA Cup replay against Cambridge United having ruptured a muscle in his calf while winger Ashley Young is out with a hamstring injury and defender Jonny Evans is doubtful with a knock.

Cambridge are without midfielder Liam Hughes, who injured his ankle in the original tie at the Abbey Stadium.

Harrison Dunk (knee) is out but fellow midfielder Ryan Donaldson should overcome a slight niggle with his knee.

Ancelotti defends Bale


Carlo Ancelotti and winger Gareth Bale

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Welsh winger Gareth Bale is having a "fantastic season" and has called on his critics to relax.

Bale has been questioned in the Spanish press in recent weeks for being too selfish but he has been defended by his manager.

"Bale is doing everything to help the team. He did very well last year, scoring in all the finals we played," said the Italian on Tuesday. "He is having a fantastic season and we are at ease because he is playing well for the team.

"I don't think I heard whistles (from the crowd) in the game against Real Sociedad. He had some great moves which the crowd appreciated."

England Women name side for Six Nations opener

Rugby Union


have named a young side for the Six Nations opener against Wales in Swansea on Sunday.

Acting head coach Nicola Ponsford has named three new caps, and includes eight World Cup winners in the starting line-up.

Darlington's Tamara Taylor will captain the side, while Wasps' scrum-half La Toya Mason will be vice-captain.

Right time to retire - Smith


"Playing for England has been such an important part of my life for so long, but I feel now is the right time for me to retire from international football,"

said Smith.

"I'm at a different stage in my life now, I am focusing on coaching and working my way up to get my licences and stay involved in football that way, along with playing for Arsenal.

"Women's football has changed so much since I started playing and I am proud to have been a part of that. I'm pleased that I'll still be working in the game and with the FA in its activities moving forwards."

'Smith one of the greats'


England head coach Mark Sampson has described Kelly Smith as one of the women's game's most iconic players.

"Kelly will be remembered as one of the iconic players in the history of the women's international game,"

says Sampson of the 36-year-old striker.

"The term 'world class' is often overused but when looking back over Kelly's international career she has consistently shown on the biggest stage she was without a doubt one of the greatest ever players.

"Her legacy is not only on the field but off it. There are thousands of young girls who would count Kelly as their inspiration, as well as a number of our current senior squad would see Kelly as their role model. Her ability, combined with her determination to win, made her a fantastic role model for our current group of senior and youth players."

Smith retires from England duty


Kelly Smith
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England Women's leading goalscorer Kelly Smith has ended her international career.

The 36-year-old forward won 117 caps and scored 46 goals in an England career that lasted almost 20 years.

She made her debut in 1995 and has played in two World Cups and three European Championships, as well as for Team GB at the 2012 London Olympics.

Smith, who has played professional football in the United States, will continue to play for Arsenal Ladies in the Women's Super League.

Dougie Freedman press conference


"I'm not a miracle worker,"

said the new Nottingham Forest manager. "I'll be looking over my shoulder but we've got to make sure we win games of football."

Freedman replaced Stuart Pearce on Sunday, with the club mid-table in the Championship after a run of six defeats in seven.

Knight and Kehoe win World Cup title


Millie Knight and guide Jen Kehoe
Millie Knight/Twitter

Visually-impaired teenager Millie Knight and her guide Jen Kehoe have won their second giant slalom race at the IPC Skiing World Cup finals in St Moritz to secure the World Cup title in the event.

The pair had won Monday's first race and were the only ones of the three pairs to finish Tuesday's second race.

Knight, 16, carried the GB flag at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics, and competed in the slalom and giant slalom events in Sochi, finishing fifth in both with guide Rachael Ferrier.

Lennon happy with move to Everton


Aaron Lennon
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Despite looking less than overjoyed in his earlier pictures (see 12:54 GMT), Aaron Lennon insists he is happy to have joined Everton on loan from Spurs until the end of the season.

The 27-year-old winger, who has 21 England caps, had been linked with various clubs after being frozen out at White Hart Lane.

"When I got the call from Everton, there wasn't really a choice, I just couldn't wait to get up here and I'm glad it was all sorted. Everything about Everton made me excited to join," he said.

"I've always liked the club, the way the manager (Roberto Martinez) has got the team playing and the squad that they have - it was the most attractive to me and it was an easy decision for me."

Nasr outshines rivals in Jerez

Formula 1

Andrew Benson

BBC Sport chief F1 writer

McLaren finally made a breakthrough on the third day of pre-season testing in Jerez to put some mileage on their new car and Honda engine.

However, Fernando Alonso's running was ended after 32 laps at close to racing speeds by an engine water leak with the double world champion saying the day had been a "big step forward".

World champions Mercedes and Red Bull also suffered engine problems on a cold day that dried after starting damp, as Sauber's Felipe Nasr set the fastest time.

McIlroy case to resume on Wednesday


Golfer Rory McIlroy's court case against his former management agent in Dublin

has been adjourned for the day and will resume at 11:00 GMT on Wednesday.

The world's number one is suing Horizon Sports Management following a multi-million euros dispute over fees.

The period under dispute coincided with McIlroy's sponsorship deal with Nike, said to be worth about $100m (£66m).

The golfer complained that fees charged by Horizon were excessive. The Dublin firm is counter-suing for outstanding fees, alleging breaches of contract.

Dougie Freedman press conference


Nottingham Forest ambassador John McGovern on chief executive Paul Faulkner leaving soon after Stuart Pearce's sacking as manager: "Any major decision at the club has to be the chairman, so maybe he finds out [that Pearce has been sacked] after it's been made.

"Fawaz Al Hasawi makes the final decision, that's the way it has to be. He owns the club, we've got to give him the respect to make the decisions."

He also confirmed that Freedman has signed an 18-month contract with the Championship side, and that Pearce had turned down a new role within the club.

West Ham could face FA Cup expulsion


Diafra Sakho
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West Ham could face FA Cup expulsion if Fifa finds the club breached rules over the selection of striker Diafra Sakho.

The 25-year-old withdrew from Senegal's Africa Cup of Nations squad with a back injury but scored 18 days later in West Ham's 1-0 FA Cup win at Bristol City.

Fifa rules state a player cannot appear for his club if he is meant to be on international duty.

Easter and Cipriani set for England bench

Rugby Union

Nick Easter
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Number eight Nick Easter and fly-half Danny Cipriani are set to be named on the bench for England's Six Nations opener against Wales in Cardiff on Friday.

If he takes to the field, Easter, 36, will feature for the first time since the 2011 World Cup, while Cipriani is expected to provide the cover for George Ford in the absence of the injured Owen Farrell.

The full England match-day squad will be revealed at 18:00 GMT, before the starting XV is confirmed on Wednesday.

Dougie Freedman press conference


"We have a fantastic squad with good depth. At the start of the season this group of players were flying high at the top of the table, so there's no reason that we can't get back up there," says Freedman.

Freedman also confirmed that Lenny Lawrence, his assistant at Crystal Palace and Bolton, will be coming to the Championship club.

Dougie Freedman press conference


Dougie Freedman

New Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman says: "What a fantastic opportunity for myself to coach at a wonderful club with great history. Any professional manager in the game would be delighted.

"We've got to win games of football. We've got to make sure that's our key goal. We've got to put confidence back in the squad and make sure we're heading in the right direction."

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Jay: If Pearce gets teams going for 10 matches before players 'suss him out' (Mills, Jan 2015), he wouldn't be a bad choice for QPR

Harry Partridge: This is this only good thing Harry's done at the club - should save a fortune in compensation now they don't need to sack him!

Joey: 'Arry's leaving has been coming, and QPR could really do with a fresh manager. It's a solid squad so staying up is doable!



BBC Radio 5 live

Former QPR player and manager Ray Wilkins has been speaking on BBC Radio 5 live and says Harry Redknapp must have been in

"a lot of discomfort" to resign.

"When the transfer deadline comes to a close you're obviously wanting to bring a few players in. There may have been a slight situation there but for Harry to resign he must have been in a lot of discomfort," he said.

"Loftus Road is a great place to work, it's run very well. Their home form has been ok, it's their away form which needs picking up and, unfortunately, they've not been able to get results away from home. You always need that odd away result."

Asked who he wanted to replace Redknapp, Wilkins said: "They've got an abundance of quality in Glenn (Hoddle), Joe Jordan and Les Ferdinand."

Redknapp resigns as QPR boss


Gary Lineker
BBC Sport

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has

tweeted his thoughts on Harry Redknapp's resignation. "Now we know why he wasn't seen leaning out of his car window yesterday," says the former England striker.

Anderson signs for Internacional


BBC Sport

What an hour it's been. Redknapp, Freedman... and now Internacional have announced the signing of midfielder Anderson from Manchester United on a four-year deal.

Dougie Freedman press conference


Away from Harry Redknapp's departure, new Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman will be giving his first media conference since succeeding Stuart Pearce at 15:30 GMT.

You can listen to live coverage from the City Ground from

BBC Radio Nottingham (not on mobile or tablet).

QPR fans 'not surprised'

BBC Radio 5 live

Jeremy Gardner, a member of QPR's supporters' trust: "Let's face it, he hasn't looked happy in his job for quite some time and the results haven't been happening. The away record is just shocking.

Yes, last season we did get promoted under Harry but the results in the last few months, particularly away, have been quite dreadful and we do have pretty good players in our squad.

"What we want to see is someone who can motivate and get the best out of that squad. What I would say is I'm not surprised by the announcement. The club must know his days were numbered so I would expect that the club has someone in mind and we'll get them in post quickly."

Redknapp stat attack


Harry Redknapp
BBC Sport

QPR have won five league games this season, a record which would give anyone knee ache. Harry Redknapp's last game in charge was a

3-1 defeat by Stoke where Jonathan Walters punished QPR's poor defending.

Redknapp resigns as QPR boss


Premier League table
Premier League table

As has already been reported, QPR had lost their opening 11 away Premier League games, but the west Londoners are not bottom of the table. They are slightly better placed than that -

second bottom with 19 points from 23 games.

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UnSimpleSimon: Now we know why the relative transfer-silence at QPR. Worse, Hoddle isn't taking over. Might as well tell him to leave, too.

London Falcons GFC: I don't think anyone is buying Harry's reason for resigning. He's obviously not happy with a lack of transfer funds to waste

Jack Watson: Redknapp's resigned too late. He should have gone sooner allowing the new manager to bring his own players in

'Redknapp looked a beaten man'

Phil McNulty

BBC chief football

Harry Redknapp

"Harry Redknapp looked a beaten man as he explained QPR's failure to secure a selection of transfer deadline day targets such as Emmanuel Adebayor, Aaron Lennon and Matt Jarvis.

"All this came just hours after what now seem increasingly significant tweets from QPR chairman Tony Fernandes, one starting with 'no more cheque book' and another declaring 'given the right motivation, tactics and coaching we can achieve much more'.

"It hinted at Fernandes' worries and, with Redknapp also requiring major knee surgery, the perfect storm came together to end his latest managerial adventure.

"The 67-year-old got QPR back into the Premier League but 11 straight away defeats hinted at the struggles he was having and no new faces only increased concerns.

"Fernandes gave Redknapp a strident vote of confidence a fortnight ago - but now Redknapp has made that decision for him."

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SportsGar: Bit unfair of Harry to leave day after transfer window. No chance for new management team to bring anyone in.

Tim Little: It's no coincidence that Redknapp's resignation comes a day after a disappointing #deadlineday for QPR.

Redknapp resigns as QPR manager


Harry Redknapp
BBC Sport

Harry Redknapp guided QPR back to the Premier League, but won just nine of 48 top-flight games as QPR boss. Indeed, his win percentage is the worst of any permanent QPR boss in the Premier League - lower than previous bosses Neil Warnock and Mark Hughes.

And the west Londoners became the first team to lose their opening 11 away games of a top-flight season since Liverpool in 1953/54.