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  1. Berahino 'on naughty chair' - Pulis
  2. Equatorial Guinea fined £65,000 after crowd trouble
  3. Cuadrado not a panic buy, says Chelsea boss Mourinho
  4. Wales v England in Six Nations opener (20:05)
  5. Morocco banned and fined after refusal to host Afcon

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By Steve Canavan and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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So that is everything from today's Sportsday, but don't forget we have live text, radio and television coverage of the Six Nations, starting

with Wales v England now. And it is also a very busy weekend of football and rugby to look forward to.

Sportsday will be back at 08:00 GMT on Monday so thanks for your comments today and see you again soon.

Watford boss unhappy after window


Watford boss Slavisa Jokanovic has

expressed frustration with a lack of signings in January.

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The Hornets brought in defenders Miguel Layun and Vujadin Savic, as well as midfielder Ben Watson, before Monday's transfer deadline day.

"I am not especially very happy with this window," Jokanovic told

BBC Three Counties Radio.

"I am looking for another dressing room that can help us from outside our dressing room. Now the window is closed I must work with my boys and push them to fight until the end of the season."

'England to win by three'

Rugby union

England 2003 World Cup winning coach

Sir Clive Woodward on Twitter: Roof open - biggest opening game ever Six Nations starts @BBCOne at 7pm- England to win by three.

O'Grady 'does yoga before each game'


Brighton striker Chris O'Grady says doing yoga immediately before kick-off

is the perfect preparation for a match.

The 29-year-old has made over 360 league appearances during the course of his 12-year professional career, and says he was inspired to do it by former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs.

"It's something I've done for probably 10 years now before each game," he told

BBC Sussex.

"While centre halves in the other changing room are not doing much, I'm making sure I'm as flexible as possible to go into the game and do battle. When it comes down to it, from the first minute I'll be more ready than the opponents."

How they line up

Wales v England (20:05 GMT)

Here are the teams for tonight's Six Nations opener in Cardiff.

Wales v England
BBC Sport
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Live text commentary on the Wales v England match is available on our rugby union pages.

'I'm ready for challenge' - Fletcher


Darren Fletcher says he is

ready for the challenge after swapping trophy-chasing with Manchester United for a relegation battle with West Bromwich Albion.

Midfielder Fletcher, 31, has swapped third for 15th place in the Premier League, but insists his battling qualities are just as suited to life at the wrong end of the league.

"There's many ways to win a football match," he told BBC Midlands Today. "You don't win titles just with fancy football. There's times when you have to dig deep. I've been there before and done it with United and done it playing for Scotland too."

Fletcher is scheduled to make his West Brom debut on Sunday at Burnley.

News at 6.30pm

Here is a recap of some of today's biggest stories.

Louis van Gaal

Football: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said he

plans to contest a Football Association disrepute charge.

Football: Morocco are

banned from the 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and made to pay £6m over their failure to host the 2015 edition.

Cricket: Illegal gamblers approach players

using tactics employed by paedophiles, the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption chief has said.

Cycling: Commonwealth champion

Lizzie Armitstead claimed the overall victory of the women's Tour of Qatar by winning Friday's final stage.

Tennis: Great Britain recovered from the brink of elimination

to defeat Ukraine and top their group in Fed Cup qualifying.

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The view from the BBC studio

Wales v England (20:05 GMT)

Sonja McLaughlin

BBC Sport rugby reporter

Sonja McLaughlin on Twitter: Six Nations studio in Cardiff, awaits first game of 2015.

Wales v England
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Six Nations

Wales v England (20:05 GMT)

Who starts as favourites? Faces to look out for - old and new. How to follow the coverage on the BBC.

Six Nations captains for 2015
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The Six Nations starts tonight as Wales take on England, in a match broadcast live on BBC One, with coverage starting at 19:30.

BBC Sport looks at what you need to know about the competition,

where the key clashes will be and who could make a name for themselves in the 2015 Six Nations.

Premier League team news

West Ham v Manchester United (Sunday, 16:15 GMT)

West Ham central defenders James Collins and Winston Reid are out with hamstring injuries suffered last week. Andy Carroll may not be risked after hurting his ankle, but Diafra Sakho returns after a row over his withdrawal from international duty was resolved.

Manchester United are again without injured midfielder Michael Carrick. Radamel Falcao will hope for a recall, while Ashley Young is in contention after recovering from a hamstring strain suffered on New Year's Day.

Wayne Rooney

Premier League team news

Newcastle United v Stoke City (Sunday, 14:05 GMT)

Newcastle's summer signing Siem de Jong is still not ready to return from a thigh injury despite playing his second comeback game this week. Midfielder Cheick Tiote is still away at the Africa Cup of Nations, but defender Paul Dummett is fit again.

Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross has been ruled out of the next three games after picking up a back problem against QPR. Jon Walters is doubtful with a knee injury but Mame Biram Diouf has returned from international duty.

Premier League team news

Burnley v West Brom (Sunday, 12:00 GMT)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche could name the same starting line-up for the 10th successive Premier League match against West Brom on Sunday. Deals for two players collapsed on transfer deadline day and he has no fresh injury concerns.

Darren Fletcher is expected to make his debut for West Brom after signing from Manchester United on Monday. Saido Berahino may feature despite being warned by his club after comments he made in an unauthorised interview.

Premier League team news

Everton v Liverpool (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

Everton could give a debut to Aaron Lennon, who joined the club on loan from Tottenham on the final day of the transfer window. Midfielder James McCarthy is set to return after six weeks out with a hamstring injury.

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Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge could make his first club start since August, having played twice as a substitute since his comeback from injury. There are slight injury doubts over Lazar Markovic, Adam Lallana and Lucas.

Premier League team news

Swansea City v Sunderland (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Swansea could give a debut to new signing Jack Cork while Ki Sung Yeung is available after international duty. Leon Britton and Jefferson Montero could return after a virus and hamstring problem respectively.

Sunderland's physios will be busy in the build-up to the game, with Jack Rodwell (groin) and Adam Johnson (thumb) among those being monitored. Connor Wickham (calf), Emanuele Giaccherini, Billy Jones and Will Buckley will also have fitness tests.

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Premier League team news

QPR v Southampton (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

QPR midfielder Sandro has returned to full training following a knee injury and could come into contention. Caretaker manager Chris Ramsey has no new injury problems, although January loan signing Mauro Zarate's match fitness is still a concern.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman welcomes back midfielders Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama from injury. However, Ryan Bertrand is suspended and Filip Djuricic isn't available as he is awaiting a work permit.

Premier League team news

Manchester City v Hull City (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Manchester City pair Samir Nasri and Eliaquim Mangala return to the squad after recovering from respective calf and shoulder injuries. Ivorians Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony remain on international duty for Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations final.

Hull City are likely to be without deadline day signing Dame N'Doye as the striker is awaiting international clearance. Fellow front man Nikica Jelavic faces a fitness test on a knee injury, while Mo Diame remains sidelined.

Premier League team news

Leicester City v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Leicester City will be without new signing Robert Huth, who completes a two-match ban for comments made on social media. Matty James is back after suspension and Riyad Mahrez has returned from Africa Cup of Nations duty.

Crystal Palace could hand debuts to Pape Souare and non-league signing Keshi Anderson, but fellow new recruit Lee Chung-Yong is injured. Mile Jedinak has a sore ankle and will not be risked, while Yannick Bolasie remains at the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Premier League team news

Aston Villa v Chelsea (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Right, where were we?

Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar should return to the squad against Chelsea after recovering from the knee injury he suffered on New Year's Day. On-loan winger Scott Sinclair could make his first start, while Joe Cole is back after a hamstring strain and could face his former side.

Juan Cuadrado

Cesc Fabregas is fit again for Chelsea, but Diego Costa is banned and Filipe Luis misses out with a calf problem. Winger Juan Cuadrado (pictured) could make his debut after joining on transfer deadline day for an initial £23.3m.

Morocco banned and fined


We will come back to the Premier League team news in a minute, but first some breaking news from the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Morocco have been

banned from the next two editions of the competition after failing to host this year's tournament.

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) also fined Morocco US$1m (£650,000) and ordered them to pay 8m euros (£5.9m) in damages.

Morocco pulled out towards the end of last year after they expressed concerns over the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa, with Equatorial Guinea stepping in as host nation.

Premier League team news

Tottenham v Arsenal (Saturday, 12:45 GMT)

Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is available to face Arsenal after returning from the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. It means head coach Mauricio Pochettino has a full complement of players.

Arsenal are again without top scorer Alexis Sanchez because of a hamstring injury, but Danny Welbeck has overcome a thigh problem. The game has come too soon for Jack Wilshere, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also among the Gunners' absentees.

Premier League news coming up


So how is your team's Fantasy Football season going? Want some help in who to pick and who to drop for the weekend's matches?

Well, let's have a look at the team news for the next round of Premier League matches then.

Holloway stirs 'stagnant pool'


Millwall boss Ian Holloway says

remodelling his squad in the transfer window was necessary to boost their hopes of avoiding relegation.

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The Lions brought in eight players, a total equalled only by Crystal Palace and Crawley in the top four divisions of English football, and allowed nine to leave.

"Sometimes you need to put the motorboat into the water and stir up a bit of a stagnant pool," the 51-year-old told

BBC London 94.9.

'Fans could have died'



could have died in crowd trouble which marred an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final, the Ghana FA president has told the BBC.

"We're lucky we haven't lost any lives, though people have sustained injuries arising from objects thrown at them," said Ghana FA chief Kwesi Nyantakyi.

Police in riot gear attempt to protect Ghana players as they leave the pitch

Play was halted for 30 minutes as home fans rioted at the match where Ghana beat hosts Equatorial Guinea 3-0.

Police used tear gas as bottles and stones were thrown by home supporters.

Norwich to consider Dorrans loan


Norwich City will look at signing West Brom's Graham Dorrans on loan

after failing to secure a permanent deal in the transfer window.

A deadline day move for the 27-year-old Scotland midfielder that involved Canaries defender Martin Olsson heading to the Hawthorns fell through.

The loan window opens on Monday.

"He's not lined up at the moment but it's a potential thing we could look at when the window opens. It's something we will revisit," Norwich boss Alex Neil told

BBC Radio Norfolk.

'We need to bring joy back'


Mike Phelan has been speaking to Hull City's website, giving his first interview since being appointed Steve Bruce's assistant.

"We need to bring a little bit of joy back into it, a little bit of work-rate and maybe a few different things here and there,"

said Phelan.

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"But there's no secret to it - it's all about the quality of player and making sure that that player is happy and has no excuse not to perform.

"Nothing is impossible if you are 'do-ers' and you want to have a go. We've got to try and change the fortune that the club has been suffering over the last two or three months. Up to that point, things had been great for a club of this stature competing at this level."

Gamblers 'grooming' cricketers


Illegal gamblers approach players using

tactics employed by paedophiles, the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption chief has said.

But Sir Ronnie Flanagan believes spot-fixers will not affect the forthcoming World Cup, which starts on 14 February.

"They're almost like paedophiles in how they attempt to groom players to whatever suits the nefarious intentions in terms of illegal betting," he said.

"We have gone to great lengths to ensure they don't get their way."

Bellusci cleared of misconduct


A little more on the news that Leeds United defender Giuseppe Bellusci has been

cleared of a misconduct charge by the Football Association.

The Italian was accused of allegedly using racist language towards Norwich striker Cameron Jerome in the the 1-1 draw between the sides last October.

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"We will of course await the written reasons of the Independent Regulatory Commission, but it remains essential that the FA continues to bring forward charges where we believe there is a credible case to answer," said director of football governance Darren Bailey.

"We fully and promptly investigated this matter from the moment it was brought to our attention and this underlines our commitment to the reporting process, which has been strengthened by both The FA and Kick It Out over recent years."

BBC Football writer Simon Stone at Old Trafford

"Sir Alex Ferguson had an uneasy relationship with the Football Association, believing Manchester United were singled out for special treatment by the governing body because of their status and success.

After a brief break, now it seems another Manchester United manager is going to be locking horns with the FA disciplinary panel.

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Louis van Gaal had until Monday to respond to his disrepute charge. He has launched his defence three days early.

Van Gaal has had a busy afternoon as he also attended the annual Munich memorial service to mark the 57th anniversary of the air crash that claimed the lives of 23 passengers, including eight players.

The Dutchman laid a wreath and stood in silence to observe proceedings before reading a passage from 'Flowers of Manchester' at his press conference a short time later."

Swansea news conferece

Swansea v Sunderland (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

A final round-up of today's mammoth 12 Premier League news conferences .. and last word goes to Swansea's Garry Monk.

The Swans gaffer admitted he had to persuade Ki Sung-yueng to buy into his philosophy and stop him leaving for tomorrow's opponents Sunderland last summer.

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"It was important to give Ki the confidence and belief I have in him," Monk said. "Ki was unsure in the summer what he was going to do or how he felt about things, so I sat down with him.

"We had good discussions with how I saw football. Ki bought into it and he's been one of our most consistent performers."

Armistead claims win

Road Cycling

Commonwealth champion Lizzie Armitstead claimed the

overall victory of the women's Tour of Qatar by winning Friday's final stage.

The 26-year-old Briton beat Australia's Chloe Hosking in a sprint finish after an 85km race from Sealine Beach Resort to Doha Corniche.

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Boels Dolmans rider Armitstead had won Thursday's third stage to move into the lead for the first time in Qatar.

Armitstead finished 12 seconds ahead of Hosking in the overall rankings

Norwich 'disappointment' over dropped charge


Norwich have expressed their disappointment after Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci was found not guilty of racially abusing their striker Cameron Jerome.

The Italian was charged in December but an independent regulatory commission dropped the case at a personal hearing today after Bellusci denied the charge.

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A club statement read: "Norwich City is deeply disappointed by the 'not proven' verdict.

"We fully supports Cameron, who genuinely believed he was on the receiving end of unacceptable language on the field of play, reported it in the correct manner to the match officials and has conducted himself with dignity throughout the months since the incident."

Swansea news conference

Swansea v Sunderland (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Back at Swansea, Garry Monk admits the immediate aim is to get to 40 points and virtually guarantee Premier League safety.

The Swans are on 33 points at the moment. "I'm always pushing for more,"

the boss said. "Our first point of call is to get to that 40-point mark and we've got a chance to get there probably quicker than we have ever done before.

"We've got an important month coming up, starting on Saturday, and we want to show how we want to go forward until the end of the season."

Monk added that Wayne Routledge and Marvin Emnes are sidelined through injury, while Gylfi Sigurdsson sits out the second game of his three-match suspension. Jefferson Montero returns after missing last week's win over Southampton.

Remembering Munich

Manchester United forward

Ashley Young on Twitter: Forever and ever, we'll follow the boys, of Man United, The Busby Babes #flowersofmanchester

Man Utd news conference

West Ham v Man Utd (Sunday, 16:15 GMT)

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Louis van Gaal laid flowers and sang with the fans at a ceremony to mark the 57th anniversary of the Munich air disaster earlier this afternoon.

He said: "I represent the club. I think the the players who died played a big part in the history of the club. We must remember that always."

He also read a passage from one of the speeches, which ended with "we must play the Manchester United way".

Man Utd news conference

West Ham v Man Utd (Sunday, 16:15 GMT)

Louis van Gaal doesn't intend to take his FA disrepute charge for comments made after the first FA Cup game against Cambridge lying down.

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Confirming he will appeal, the United boss said: "In 30 years as a trainer-coach I have never been charged. I do not think I said something wrong. I said in the press conference before the game that everything is in favour of the underdog."

Asked if he thought he was being singled out because it is Manchester United. "If I said that maybe I would be charged."

Burnley news conference

Burnley v West Brom (Sunday, 12:00 GMT)

Back at Burnley, Sean Dyche has been talking about the frustration of January and missed targets - but says things aren't as bleak as some might suggest.

"I will remind everyone that we have a fantastic group of people here and we are 17th in the highest level of world football,"

he said.

"Let's remember what this club is built on and the pride we've all jointly taken in how we go about our business.

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"So before anyone gets into this weird mindset of negativity, let's remember the positive journey and the people who have been key in that; not just the players, but the fans too.

"After 10 games, we hadn't won a game, but our fans were amazing. We're now 17th so how are there suddenly there question marks?"

Swansea news conference

Swansea v Sunderland (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Next stop south Wales and Garry Monk, with the Swansea boss admitting he is a big admirer of striker Jermain Defoe - who is expected to be in Sunderland's starting line-up tomorrow.

"Defoe is a fantastic player,"

said Monk. "He can score goals, he plays on the shoulder of the defender and he often spoke about how much he missed the Premier League.

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"He is a player we'll have to be wary of, but they have good players all over the pitch.

"It will be interesting to see how the game pans out but we are at home, and we were very disappointed with our last game here against Chelsea so we'll be looking to put that right."

Man Utd news conference

West Ham v Man Utd (Sunday, 16:15 GMT)

Louis van Gaal tells MUTV that only Michael Carrick is injured for Sunday's trip to West Ham.

Remembering Munich

Liverpool FC: The thoughts of #LFC are with all those affected by the Munich air crash. 57 years ago today, but never forgotten.

'Bring on the banter' - Gerrard


Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will run out at Goodison Park for his final Merseyside derby with a clear message to his Everton detractors - "bring it on."

Gerrard has been the target of abuse from the blue half of the city from almost the moment he made his debut in 1999.

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Only Ian Rush has scored more Liverpool goals against the Toffees than the 34-year-old and Gerrard - who heads to Los Angeles Galaxy in the summer - said: "I love the banter with Everton fans. It's what it's all about. It's about rivalries and big games of football.

"I'm up for all that. I don't mind it at all. Bring it on, as far as I'm concerned. It will be my last derby and then it will be someone else's turn to be in the spotlight.