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  1. Kane, Costa, De Gea, Coutinho, Hazard & Sanchez shortlisted for PFA award
  2. Arsene Wenger confident Walcott will stay at Arsenal
  3. World Snooker draw - O'Sullivan to face Steadman, Selby v Maflin
  4. West Indies v England updates
  5. Europa League quarter-finals at 20:05
  6. Get involved - your thoughts on PFA awards shortlists: #bbcsportsday

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By Patrick Jennings and Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

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Right, that's all from us after another busy Sportsday. We'll be back for more of the same on Friday at 08:00 BST. Join us then.

I'd suggest you spend the rest of your evening following our live text commentary of day four of the first Test between West Indies and England


Cheerio for now.

Get involved - PFA awards shortlist


We asked for your thoughts on the

PFA awards shortlists, in which Tottenham's Harry Kane is one of four players who could win both the Player and Young Player of the Year prize.

Manchester United keeper David De Gea, Chelsea forward Eden Hazard and Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho could also win the awards.

George: Poor Charlie Austin, two goals shy of top & single-handedly kept QPR from being an absolute embarrassment - not on the shortlist.

Ram Rimal: Hazard and Kane. Hazard is a complete player and Kane has good prospect.

Blue Soldier: Hazard is too old to be in the young POTY nominee's list. Lack of young talent?

Neville wants netball 'stardom' for Superleague


Manchester Thunder coach Tracey Neville hopes the Superleague can one day emulate the "stardom" of football.

Reigning champions Thunder will host Hertfordshire Mavericks in the play-off semi-finals on Saturday in front of an expected club record 4,000-strong crowd.

And Neville, the sister of ex-Manchester United duo Phil and Gary, wants the sport to continue to grow.

"We need to migrate that stardom image associated with other sports," said the 38-year-old interim England coach.

GB stun South Korea

Ice Hockey

Great Britain have come from two goals down to defeat favourites South Korea in the World Championships in Eindhoven.

The result makes it three wins out of three for GB, who have already beaten Croatia and Estonia.

Goals from Nottingham Panthers forward Robert Farmer cut the deficit in the second period, before Ben O'Connor equalised on the power play. O'Connor then won the game with an outrageous penalty shot to leave GB top of Division 1B knowing two more wins will guarantee gold.

Britain are competing in the third tier of the tournament and are now in pole position to achieve promotion.

Get involved - PFA awards shortlist


We want your thoughts on

the PFA awards shortlists, which have been announced today. Tweet #bbcsportsday or visit our Facebook page.

Jerry Clark: Is it just a big club/small club thing? Forster, Austin, Clyne, Sigurdsson, Berahino, Ings.

E Shipley: DDG by a mile! But silly to be included in both categories (all 4 who are, not just DDG). He's worthy of both though.

Mister Bibby: Take out Sterling for a start! Doesn't deserve to be on there. #harrykane & #DeGea are the winners for me

Mr Blue Guy: Hazard has to win player of the year

Ballance out but England pile on runs


Gary Ballance

Gary Ballance's fine innings is finally over after he fell to Sulieman Benn for 122 but England's lead is now almost 400 as West Indies toil in the first Test in Antigua.

Jos Buttler has made 32 from 37 balls and has just been joined at the crease by Chris Jordan with England on 290-6.

Follow our live text commentary


Get involved - PFA awards shortlists


Burnley defender Steven Reid: Congrats to @EniAlu on her @PFA awards nomination. Good work.

Christian: Kane, no doubt about it!

Chris Woodman: PFA Player of the Year - surely @D_DeGea for his emergence as a top quality stopper. Struggled for a season, proven himself.

Robbie: Coutinho has had a few good games. He's scored about 4 really good goals and that's it. He shouldn't be a nominee.

We want to hear your thoughts. Tweet #bbcsportsday or visit our Facebook page.

Bennett undergoes shoulder surgery

Rugby Union

Mark Bennett

Scotland and Glasgow centre Mark Bennett won't play again this season after shoulder surgery. He will now start a period of rehabilitation in the hope of being fit for the World Cup, which starts in September.

He joins Scotland's two other leading centres - Alex Dunbar and Matt Scott - on the sidelines.

Get involved - PFA awards shortlist


So, is it going to be a clean sweep for Spurs striker Harry Kane? Or could Chelsea's Diego Costa or Eden Hazard deny the 21-year-old after the

PFA awards shortlists were announced?

We want to hear your thoughts. Tweet #bbcsportsday or visit our Facebook page.

Daniel Jenkins: No Aguero on the PFA shortlist? That's ridiculous.

Asabigi: Alexis Sanchez for PFA PotY.

Ton up for Ballance


Gary Ballance
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England batsman Gary Ballance has reached his fourth Test century as England continue to build a formidable lead against West Indies in Antigua.

Ben Stokes fell a short time ago for 35, but the tourists are 267-5 and now lead by 371 with over a day and a half remaining. The Windies' batters can expect to face an awkward evening session later.

Tigers suffer Ayerza injury blow

Rugby Union

Marcos Ayerza
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Leicester Tigers could be without Marcos Ayerza for up to six weeks after the prop suffered a hamstring injury.

The 32-year-old has made 144 Premiership appearances since arriving at Welford Road in 2006.

Leicester have three more league games left, but are not playing this weekend because they are already out of the European Champions Cup.

Tigers boss Richard Cockerill said he was "hopeful" Ayerza would be back for the final game of the season.

Djokovic eases through


Novak Djokovic
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No alarms for world number one Novak Djokovic in Monte Carlo as he enjoys a straightforward 6-4 6-0 victory over Austria's Andreas Haider-Maurer to reach the last eight.

Earlier Rafael Nadal beat John Isner in three sets but defending champion Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer were knocked out.

Get involved - PFA awards shortlists


We want to hear your thoughts on the PFA awards shortlists. Tweet #bbcsportsday or visit our Facebook page.

Hollyyy: As a Chelsea fan, Courtois & Hazard- both played a such huge part in our league position...

Alex: Obvious omission but Terry surely over Costa or even Coutinho for Player of Year?

James McGuigan: PotY - David De Gea, YPotY - Harry Kane. Deserved winners.

PFA shortlists announced


Eniola Aluko
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Here are the shortlists for the PFA's women's awards...

Women's Players' Player of the Year:

Eniola Aluko, Chelsea; Lucy Bronze, Manchester City; Jess Clarke, Notts County; Karen Carney, Birmingham City; Kelly Smith, Arsenal; Ji So-Yun, Chelsea.

Women's Young Player of the Year:

Freda Ayisi, Birmingham City; Hannah Blundell, Chelsea; Aoife Mannion; Birmingham City; Nikita Parris, Manchester City; Leah Williamson, Arsenal.

For both the men's and women's award shortlists, tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday or visit our Facebook page.

PFA shortlists announced


Eden Hazard of Chelsea

The Professional Footballers' Association have announced the shortlists for their end-of-season awards, which take place on 26 April in London.

For the men, there is little difference between the main and young player awards - David de Gea, Philippe Coutinho, Eden Hazard and Harry Kane are nominated in both categories.

Men's PFA Players' Player of the Year:

Diego Costa, Chelsea; David de Gea, Manchester United; Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool; Eden Hazard, Chelsea; Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur; Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal.

Men's PFA Young Player of the Year:

Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea; Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool; David de Gea, Manchester United; Eden Hazard, Chelsea; Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur; Raheem Sterling, Liverpool.

What do you think? Tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday or visit our Facebook page.

England build lead in Antigua


England have extended their lead to 328 after reaching 224-4 at lunch on day four of the first Test against West Indies in Antigua.

Joe Root was the only man to fall in the morning session, being bowled by Jason Holder for 59.

Gary Ballance (92) and Ben Stokes (33) are the not out batsmen.

Hamilton 'very relaxed' about Mercedes discussions

Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton

More Formula 1 for you and Lewis Hamilton has said in his BBC column that he is "very relaxed" about the discussions that took place within Mercedes following Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.

Hamilton's team-mate Nico Rosberg accused the Briton of backing him up into the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel in Shanghai.

"We did discuss Nico's opinion within the team after the race, but it would not be right to reveal what took place in a private meeting," Hamilton said.

"What I can say is that I feel very relaxed about it. Naturally, we are all competitors. So when it's so close and you don't win, it can be hard to deal with."

Read Hamilton's column


'I'd take down Mayweather in 30 seconds'

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Conor McGregor

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Conor McGregor claims he would take down Floyd Mayweather in 30 seconds if the pair ever fought.

McGregor told Esquire magazine: "I don't look at a man who's expert in one area as a specialist, I look at him as a rookie in 10 other areas.

"It would take me less than 30 seconds to wrap around him like a boa constrictor and strangle him."

McGregor, who is

making quite a name for himself in the world of UFC also went on to explain that he doesn't believe in death.

Now, I was going to call him up on wearing sunglasses indoors, but on second thoughts, we're good.

Wallace & Reid could return for Clarets


Burnley manager Sean Dyche

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has revealed winger Ross Wallace and defender Steven Reid could face Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.

The experienced pair missed the home visits of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal with knocks.

Dyche, whose side are second from bottom, said: "We've got big six games coming and we want everyone available and they just about are, so other than the long-term injuries, we're more or less back to a full squad."

Somalia target 2019 Cup of Nations


Football in Somalia
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Somalia's FA president Adbi Qani

hopes his country can compete in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and end an absence that stretches back to 1974.

Political unrest, a lack of funding and poor infrastructure has meant Somalia have only entered that one time, and along with Eritrea they will not take part in qualifiers for the 2017 edition.

But Qani believes that with a new national stadium scheduled for completion later this year, the country might be ready to enter again before the end of this decade.

Chelsea's ever-present (almost) champions


Chelsea players
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As the Premier League season reaches its climax, Chelsea have the chance to strengthen their position at the top of the table when they take on Manchester United this Saturday.

The key to their success this season could be put down to consistency.

John Terry,Eden Hazard and Branislav Ivanovic have played every minute of every game and Jose Mourinho has used just 22 players in the Premier League - the fewest in the top flight.

It's a different story for United manager Louis van Gaal, who has used 32 players this term - more than any other side.

Young players must stay - Redfearn


Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt
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Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn has warned the club about the

danger of selling their talented young players.

Full-back Sam Byram, 21, and midfielders Alex Mowatt, 20, and Lewis Cook, 18, have all been linked with moves away from Elland Road.

The Championship team faces an uncertain summer with Redfearn unsure if he will still be in charge next season and long term questions over the club's ownership.

"It'd be a disaster to sell the young lads," he told BBC Radio Leeds.

Sweden unhappy with Eugene award


Saj Chowdhury

BBC Sport

Sweden athletics
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"The decision to hand US city Eugene the 2021 World Athletics Championships

was 'unfair', according to the Swedish Athletics Association.

"It claims the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) was aware of its desire to host the championships in Gothenburg.

"The IAAF bypassed the usual bidding procedure to name Eugene as hosts.

"'This is not fair play - we were taken by surprise,' said Swedish athletics' general secretary Anders Albertsson.

"The IAAF has been contacted for a response to the claims."

Kaymer & Donald join Irish Open field


Martin Kaymer

US Open champion Martin Kaymer and former world number one Luke Donald are the latest big names to confirm entries for next month's Irish Open.

Kaymer and Donald will join a Royal County Down field which includes current world number one Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els, Patrick Reed and Lee Westwood.

England's Woakes unsure on return date


Chris Woakes
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Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes is on the mend after the foot injury which caused him to miss England's current tour to the Caribbean,

but is still unsure about his return date.

Woakes suffered a metatarsal stress reaction, ruling him out of England's final World Cup game with Afghanistan.

He was expected to be available when England take on New Zealand in a two-match home Test series in May.

"It's hard to put a timeframe on when I'll make my comeback," said Woakes.

Root goes in Antigua


Joe Root
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England have lost their first wicket of day four after Joe Root was bowled by West Indies' Jason Holder for 59.

Ben Stokes has come to the crease with the tourists 167-4, leading by 271.

Follow our live text commentary of the first Test


Monk on West Ham speculation


Garry Monk

Swansea City manager Garry Monk has distanced himself from reports linking him to West Ham.

Monk has been

touted as a potential successor to current Hammers boss Sam Allardyce, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

"West Ham have a fantastic manager in place," said Monk.

"For them to be looking elsewhere - if they are - I think they've already got the manager there who's had a fantastic season.

"I look at that type of speculation as a compliment to the way myself and the team have worked this season, showing we're progressing and going in the right direction."

Latest racing results

Horse Racing

Many clouds

Is it a week already since the Grand National? Whether you've spent it floating on the back of a glorious win or nursing your frustration at what might have been, time stops for no man.

Check out latest

horse racing results including meetings at Cheltenham and Newmarket.

Nadal through in three sets


Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Open

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka exited earlier in the day but king of clay Rafael Nadal has managed to avoid a similar fate in the Monte Carlo Open.

The nine-time French Open champion beat USA's John Isner 7-6 (8-6) 4-6 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals.

World number one Novak Djokovic will be on court shortly.

Koeman gives Clyne deadline to sign


Nathaniel Clyne, Ashley Young
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Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says Nathaniel Clyne's future needs to be

sorted before the end of the season.

The 24-year-old, who joined from Crystal Palace in July 2012, is under contract until the summer of 2016.

The England defender has been linked to a number of clubs and recently said he believed the Champions League was the "next step" in his progression.

"We are talking to Clyne and his agent. We can't wait until the end of the season," Koeman told BBC Radio Solent.

A message for the Bristol Rovers boss


Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke says he will have someone at Barnet's game against Kidderminster on Saturday to

keep him updated with text messages while the Pirates play Dover.

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Second-placed Rovers trail leaders Barnet by one point with two to play as they seek promotion from the Conference.

Darrell, if you're reading, we can save yourself and Rovers the expense. Simply sign up for the goal alerts service offered via the BBC Sport app.

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World Championship

Ice Hockey

Seth Bennett, BBC Sport in Eindhoven

Ice hockey fans
Colin Lawson

"The teams are out on the ice here ahead of what is potentially a gold medal game. South Korea coach Jimmy Paek, who used to play for the Nottingham Panthers, told me he is nervous because he knows Great Britain will play with energy and passion. Both sides are warming up ahead of the face-off at 1600 BST."

Fitzpatrick retires on medical advice

Rugby Union

Declan Fitzpatrick
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Ulster and Ireland prop Declan Fitzpatrick has retired at the age of 31 on medical advice.

The decision is a consequence of the concussions he has suffered in recent seasons.

Fitzpatrick played 98 times for Ulster and won seven caps with Ireland, three of which were against New Zealand.

Ulster said Fitzpatrick had been referred to a leading neurologist who recommended it would be in his best long-term interests to stop playing.

Murphy in confident mood


Shamoon Hafez

BBC Sport in Sheffield

Shaun Murphy

"Spoke to Masters champion Shaun Murphy after the draw who said he is in 'a confident mood' ahead of the World Championship. It has been 10 years since the Sale man came through qualifying to become world champion.

"Asked if he should have won more world titles since then, he said: 'I should have beaten Mark Selby in 2007 but lost in the semi-final after being so far ahead, that was a missed chance. I didn't really feature in the final against John Higgins in 2009.

"'However, it is a venue I feel happy in and love to play snooker at the Crucible. It would be unbelievable to win the world title again. When you talk about multiple world champions, you are in the same breath as Stephen Hendry, Ronnie O'Sullivan and Steve Davis. To be in that group would be fantastic."

Klopp departure 'like Ferguson leaving Man Utd'


Jurgen Klopp
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Former Borussia Dortmund striker Karlheinz Riedle has compared Jurgen Klopp's planned departure from the German club to Sir Alex Ferguson leaving Manchester United.

Riedle, who also played for Liverpool, told BBC Sportsworld he was "surprised" by the announcement on Wednesday that Klopp would leave at the end of the season.

He said: "There is an intense relationship between him and the club. Maybe you could compare it to Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson when he left."

West Indies v England

Eng 126-3

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Joe Root and Gary Ballance

"I hope I'm not going to do a Michael Vaughan and jinx Joe Root. His batting looks better and better every time I see him play. He's really maturing and starting to look like the real deal. The England batting order needs a leader and Joe Root can do it."

If you don't know what Swann's referring to, it's worth checking out possibly the worst ever case of the commentator's curse,

over here.

And of course you can follow all the action as it unfolds in our

separate live text commentary.

FC United release stadium video


FC United of Manchester have a released a video of their new ground, which officially opens with a friendly against Benfica next month.

The leaders of the Evo-Stik Premier League are celebrating their 10th anniversary by moving to their first purpose-built stadium at Broadhurst Park in Moston, which will have a 5,000-capacity.

The video can be viewed


Get involved: Your sport government


Roy Hodgson
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With three weeks to go before election day, today we're asking you: Which sporting figures would make it into your cabinet?

Andy Howell: Roy Hodgson as Foreign Secretary? He's worked everywhere.

Get involved using

#mysportgovernment on Twitter or post a comment on the
BBC Sport Facebook page.

You can also text us on 81111 in the UK only - but please don't forget to include your name and location.

Monte Carlo Masters


Rafael Nadal
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Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka have already been dumped out of the Monte Carlo Masters and it's turning into a close run thing for Rafael Nadal in his match against John Isner.

The Spaniard's just been brought back to level pegging at 1-1, having edged the first set on a tie break.

All to play for in the third round in Monaco then, where world number one Novak Djokovic will also be out on court.

West Indies v England


Gary Ballance and Joe Root

A reminder that you can follow England's exploits in Antigua as day four of their first Test against West Indies continues.

England are leading by 220 runs as they resume their second innings and

you can see how they get on here.