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  1. Premier League news conferences
  2. Mark Sampson agrees new deal as boss of England women's football team
  3. Arsenal optimistic of new signing - Wenger
  4. Bordeaux winger Henri Saivet undergoing medical at Newcastle
  5. Get involved: Your advice to Pep Guardiola #bbcsportsday

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By Steve Canavan and Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

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Bye for now

Well that's it from us on Sportsday today. We're happy. Hope you're happy, too.

But we never wave bye-bye here on the BBC Sport website.

You can follow our Ballon d'Or live text here.

Or if domestic football is more your game, then stay tuned for the FA Cup fourth round draw.


'Anyone in the top four would be brilliant'


Eastleigh captain Ben Strevens and Bolton's Wellington Silva
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Eastleigh club captain Ben Strevens says "anyone in the top four would be brilliant" to draw in the FA Cup fourth round.

National League Eastleigh, the lowest-ranked team left in the hat, came within three minutes of knocking out Championship club Bolton on Saturday only for Darren Pratley's equaliser to guarantee a replay.

"We're hoping for a good side in the draw," midfielder Strevens told BBC Radio Solent. "A Premier League team away would be lovely."

You can watch the fourth round draw from 19:15 on the One Show on BBC One or follow updates on the BBC Sport website.

Chelsea Ladies make double signing


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Women's Super League champions Chelsea Ladies have boosted their squad with the signing of midfielder Jade Bailey and goalkeeper Becky Spencer.

Bailey, 20, arrives from Arsenal and Spencer, 24, from Birmingham City.

"I want homegrown, English players who want to grow with us," Chelsea manager Emma Hayes told the club website.

Generous Rams boost Hartlepool


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Derby County have allowed Hartlepool United to keep their share of the gate receipts for Saturday's FA Cup third-round tie.

The Rams won 2-1 at Victoria Park, but their gesture will be worth about £23,000 to their League Two hosts.

Wales head to 'Cannes of the North'


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Wales will be based in Brittany at Euro 2016 this summer, with Chris Coleman's squad staying in the coastal resort of Dinard.

It sounds pretty nice to be fair - Dinard is known as the 'Cannes of the North', with its beaches and mild climate making it a popular holiday destination.

Gareth Bale and company will stay at the Novotel Thalassa Dinard, a spa resort which has hosted top European teams such as Paris St Germain and Bordeaux and will also be used by the France national team later this year.

Right, Judith Chalmers impression over - back to the sport...

No moves for Berahino - yet


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West Brom’s Saido Berahino looks like being a man in demand during the present transfer window.

Berahino has not started for the Baggies since October and his goal against Bristol City on Saturday was his fourth of the campaign.

Tottenham had four bids for the 22-year-old turned down in the summer and, along with Newcastle and Liverpool, have been linked with Berahino this month.

BBC Sport understands there have been no formal moves for Berahino in January – yet. But that is likely to change.

Bournemouth sign Grabban


The man himself seems delighted to have rejoined his former club after limited opportunities this season at Norwich City.

So happy to have signed at Bmouth once again and can't wait to get going. 😁😁😁 Thanks for all the messages welcoming me back ❤️ 🍒

BreakingBournemouth sign Grabban


Bournemouth have signed Norwich City striker Lewis Grabban for a fee believed to be around £7 million.

Grabban, 27, has signed a three and a half year deal.

He spent two seasons with the Cherries until 2014 when he left for the Canaries.

The move follows the signing of striker Benik Afobe from Wolves.

Springbok wing to join Tigers

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Leicester Tigers have signed South Africa wing JP Pietersen for next season.

The 29-year-old, who currently plays in Japan for Wild Knights, was a member of the Springboks side that won the 2007 World Cup.

"We have been looking to add world-class quality throughout the squad and JP is certainly in that class," said Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill. 

Going nowhere


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Italy goalkeeper Federico Marchetti has extended his contract with Lazio until 2018, ending speculation about a move to Liverpool.

Marchetti's contract had been due to expire at the end of the season and he had been linked with a move to Anfield.

"A renewal that fills me with pride! Together until 2018!," Marchetti said on Twitter, after signing his contract extension.

The 32-year-old joined Lazio in 2011 and helped them win the 2013 Coppa Italia.

Carry on playing Totti


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Veteran AS Roma forward Francesco Totti vowed to play on for another two years in a light-hearted birthday message to his former team mate Daniele Conti.

Totti, 39, has spent his entire career at the Italian capital club while the 37-year-old Conti left Roma to join Cagliari in 1999.

"You're getting old... I've heard that you're training to become a coach... I'm playing two more years, so if you want me to play (for you), I'm coming," Totti said.

Totti made his Serie A debut in 1992 and became Roma captain in 1998. He has played 592 games in Italy's top flight, third on the all-time list behind AC Milan's Paolo Maldini (647) and Inter's Javier Zanetti (615).

Plenty of Brits in action...


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Fan of British tennis? Then you'll be interested in the following.

Aljaz Bedene is in Auckland and will open against Sam Querrey on Tuesday.

James Ward, Dan Evans, Brydan Klein and Naomi Broady all feature in Australian Open qualifying, which gets underway on Tuesday at 2300 GMT.

'Boss Ainsworth inspired Villa draw'


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How much inspiration did Gareth Ainsworth give his players?

Wycombe midfielder Matt Bloomfield says boss Gareth Ainsworth inspired their FA Cup third-round draw with Aston Villa.

Wycombe trailed 1-0 at half-time, but levelled to take it to a replay.

"He said 'you're 1-0 down but right in this game - 1-0 isn't an easy scoreline for a team that hasn't won a game in as long as them'," revealed Bloomfield.

"He said 'you're already winners to get the tie financially for the club - we were able to take his inspirational words and put them into action."

M.I.A. vs PSG


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M.I.A. has drawn the ire of PSG for wearing a modified strip

What is it about Paris Saint-Germain and pop stars?

Following the controversy over PSG considering whether to drop Phil Collins as their run-out music, the singer/rapper M.I.A. has revealed a dispute between herself and the club.

The Ligue 1 leaders are unhappy that in her video for the track 'Borders' that denounces the treatment of refugees, she appears wearing a PSG shirt with the sponsor altered from 'Fly Emirates' to 'Fly Pirates'.

M.I.A. has posted a lengthy letter from PSG dated 14 December 2015 on Twitter, in which the club ask her to cease broadcast of their image and seek compensation for the 'harm' caused.

Heskey, Vardy are having a party


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Emile Heskey and Jamie Vardy are two of Leicester's most famous footballers but that's not all they have in common.

The two strikers also share a birthday and it's today!

Heskey turns 38, while Vardy is 29.

Exclusive Allen Stanford interview


Jailed fraudster Allen Stanford says the embarrassment he caused English cricket chiefs "breaks his heart".

The Texan has given his first interview since being indicted in 2009 for carrying out the second largest investment scam in US history - a crime for which he is serving a 110-year prison term.

In 2008 the former billionaire signed a controversial agreement with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for a multi-million pound series of matches.

BBC Sport's Dan Roan and Patrick Nathanson have an exclusive interview with Stanford that you can read here.

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Fifa Ballon d'Or 2015


Football, glitz and wardrobe disasters - yes it's the Ballon d'Or.

The stars have started arriving at the ceremony in Zurich and there are plenty of outlandish outfits already for you to enjoy.

But who will win? Lionel Messi? Cristiano Ronaldo? Neymar? Jamie Vardy?

Ok so not the latter but you can follow all the awards on our live text here.

Golden Ball

'No bids' for Oxford stars


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Oxford United chairman Darryl Eales says he has received "absolutely no offers" for any of the club's players.

League Two Oxford stunned Premier League Swansea in the FA Cup third round with a 3-2 home win on Sunday.

Kemar Roofe, rumoured to be a target for clubs in the Championship and Premier League, scored twice as Michael Appleton's side came from behind.

"We're not a selling club, all the speculation is simply that," he told BBC Radio Oxford.

All-rounder Napier to retire


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Essex all-rounder Graham Napier has announced he will retire from cricket at the end of the 2016 season.

The 36-year-old was included in England's squad for the 2009 World Twenty20, but did not make an appearance in the tournament. 

Napier will become director of the cricket academy named after him at the Royal Hospital School in Suffolk.

Pogba pose


It's Juventus past and present at the Ballon d'Or as current star Paul Pogba poses with Dutch great Egdar Davids.

Good coordination between hair and jacket from Pogba. Not sure about the patten though, bit reminiscent of your grandmother's carpet.

@esdavids #BallondOr2015 #dabteam

@esdavids #BallondOr2015 #dabteam

No Swansea return for Bony


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Swansea City interim manager Alan Curtis does not expect striker Wilfred Bony to return to the Liberty Stadium during the January transfer window.

Bony, 27, left Swansea to join Manchester City in January 2015.

The Ivory Coast international been linked with a surprise return to Swansea, who are 17th in the Premier League.

"He's playing fairly regularly at City and scoring goals and would be a fantastic addition," Curtis said. "But I'm not holding out any hopes for that one."

BreakingCeltic suspend three fans


#Celtic say they have suspended 3 supporters indefinitely for using flares at yesterday's match v Stranraer.

This news comes after flares were thrown during Celtic's 3-0 Scottish Cup victory over Stranraer.

Crisis point at Bolton


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Bolton are facing a critical few days in their future and could be plunged into administration if they cannot find a buyer.

Wanderers face a winding-up hearing from HM Revenue and Customs, as it is understood they owe more than £2m and they are desperately trying to raise short-term funds before that date. 

They have accepted a bid from Sheffield Wednesday for longest-serving player Mark Davies, as well as Bristol City's offer for forward Zach Clough.

Bolton are preparing themselves for the possibility of administration and the 12-point hit it brings, unless a takeover can be completed in the coming days.

Still one of their own


Harry Kane
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Linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid and worth £80m according to Alan Shearer - it's fair to say the rumour mill is whirring around Harry Kane.

But the Tottenham striker says he won't be moving away from White Hart Lane any time soon.

“There are always going to be rumours flying around but I’m happy here. The club is in a good shape, we have a great future and I’m raring to go so we will see what happens," he said.

Kane was at the centre of the action over the weekend, scoring a controversial penalty to force a replay against Leicester in the FA Cup third round, which you can watch here.

Wessels signs new deal


Batsman Riki Wessels has committed his future to Nottinghamshire by signing a new three-year contract.

The Australian-born 30-year-old, who also has the ability to keep wicket, will continue to ply his trade at Trent Bridge until the end of the 2018 campaign.

Ever dreamt of playing in the FA Cup?


After the excitement of the FA Cup third round at the weekend, how about competing in your own version? 

You can with the FA People's Cup.

BBC Get Inspired has again teamed up with the Football Association to launch the 2016 FA People's Cup, a FREE five-a-side knock-out competition that gives the people of England the chance to play in their version of the FA Cup.

Here are the 2015 adult women's winners Liverpool Feds being interviewed by Radio 1Xtra's Nick Bright.

2015 People's Cup adult women's winners Liverpool Feds being interviewed by Radio 1Xtra's Nick Bright

You’ve got five days left to go to get involved. Entries – for individuals or teams – close at midnight on Friday, 15 January.

There are 10 categories from under-14 to Over-50s walking football and disability. You can find out all about it here.


American Football

A supporter says it how it is

This is one match you didn't want to forget your woolly gloves and hat for.

Fans, players and officials braved one of the coldest NFL games in history as Minnesota Vikings lost to Seattle Seahawks in an NFC Wild Card game.

Sunday's temperatures were -21C (-31C wind chill) at kick-off, making it the joint third coldest game in history. It was so extreme that free hand warmers and coffee were handed out to fans before the game.

Supporters were encouraged to bring blankets and "styrofoam, cardboard or newspapers to place under their feet" to prevent prolonged contact with the concrete floor in the stands.

Blimey, now that's cold.

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Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson warms up before the game

Ballon d'Or

Left or right footed?

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Remember, Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo are up for this year's award and the winner will be announced from 17:00 GMT. There will be a separate live text on that later on.

FA Cup win was ' an apology' - Mellon

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon says their FA Cup win over Championship side Cardiff City was a way of paying fans back for a recent 7-1 league defeat by Chesterfield.

"We had to show some form of reaction. It's been tough, but we hope that goes some way to apologise," Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire.

"To show that amount of grit, determination and character is how I want us to represent this club."

Andy Mangan heads Shrewsbury's winner
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'We're excited by his attributes'


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Eddie Howe has elaborated on the reasons Bournemouth moved for ex-Wolves striker Benik Afobe.

"We're not looking to make any statements with the signing of Benik Afobe," he said.

"He's a talented young player who fits the mold of who we like to recruit - we're excited by his attributes and think he's a good fit for us.

"We obviously think he can score the goal required to keep us up although it may take him some time to settle with the way we play."

Pistorius applies to appeal murder conviction

Oscar Pistorius's legal team has asked South Africa's Constitutional Court to let them appeal the Paralympian's murder conviction.

In December, an appeals court threw out a lower court's lesser manslaughter conviction and found Pistorius guilty of murder.

Pistorius shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through the door of a toilet cubicle in his home early on Valentine's Day 2013.

It is not clear how long the Constitutional Court will take to decide whether it will hear Pistorius' case.

Zaza staying, say Juve


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Juventus have no plans to sell forward Simone Zaza, a target forArsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

"I've said it many times, Zaza stays at Juventus," said juve coach Massimiliano Allegri.

"It's not like if Zaza plays less, he has to leave. He's doing well at the moment because he scored important goals... and has grown a lot."

Juve bought the 24-year-old Zaza for £13.4m from Sassuolo last year.

Question of Sport Teaser


Earlier today we asked for the names of the players who have won the Ballon d'Or award while at Barcelona.

The answers from @QuestionofSport are Johan Cruyff, Hristo Stoichkov, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho (pictured) and Lionel Messi.

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Get Involved #bbcsportsday

Your advice to Pep Guardiola

We have been asking for your pieces of advice for Pep Guardiola, should he come to the Premier League.

Marc Carpenter: My advice to Pep, don't come to England, your reputation is gonna take one hell of a beating.

Ged Lynam: Pep G: don't try introducing Tika-taka over here, we already have ManU who are world beaters at meaningless sideways passing.

Darren G: Advice for Pep - go to Man City. Closest thing to another 'silver spoon' squad, like the ones you've inherited previously.

Wolves make Hill skipper

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Chris Hill
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Warrington have appointed England international Chris Hill as their captain for 2016.

The former Leigh prop, who has made 132 appearances since making his Super League debut in 2012, steps up from the role of Wolves vice-captain to succeed last year's skipper Joel Monaghan, who has moved to Castleford. 

Steve McClaren news conference

Newcastle v Man Utd (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

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Are you a David Bowie fan? "Absolutely. The Jean Geanie and Ziggy Stardust. School days. A big fan, and always have been all the way through. He was a legend in rock and roll and sadly missed. Big shock."

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On FA Cup defeat at Watford. "Frustrated, disappointed, angry, we all felt that after the game," says McClaren.

"We fielded a strong team and went there to win. Apart from scoring we did everything but win the game, we're just missing the end product.

"Have we got end product in the team? Of course we have. We're just going through one of those spells."

Watch the action


The Masters is well under way at Alexandra Palace, with Judd Trump and Stephen Maguire currently battling it out.

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Trump leads 4-2. You can watch the action right here.

Football funnies



Fancy watching the funniest moments from the weekend's FA Cup third round ties?

Of course you do.

Click here and you can see Timmy Mallet and Zippy in the crowds, to exasperated commentators and Graeme Le Saux's "nice" soaps.

Get set for fourth round draw


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Oxford United will find out their reward for performing the giant-killing act of the FA Cup third round in Monday's fourth-round draw (19:15 GMT).

Michael Appleton's side beat Premier League Swansea 3-2 on Sunday and could face top-flight opposition again.

Eastleigh are the only non-league representatives after their 1-1 draw with Championship strugglers Bolton.

Oxford's fellow League Two sides Wycombe and Exeter, who drew with Aston Villa and Liverpool, are in the hat.

The draw takes place during The One Show on BBC One. Or, if you're not a fan of Matt Baker and co (though let's face it, that's unlikely), you can follow live text commentary on this very website.