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  1. Ex-England defender Ashley Cole moves to LA Galaxy
  2. Ramires joins Chinese side Jiangsu Suning
  3. League Cup: Man City v Everton (19:45 GMT, 1-2 on aggregate)
  4. Cricket: Chris Gayle to return to Somerset
  5. Boxing: Fury warned by British Board of Control over comments
  6. Get involved: Your penalty shootout highlights and nightmares #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By James Gheerbrant and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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That's it from us. Thanks for joining us on Sportsday. Make sure you don't miss our live text on the League Cup semi-final later this evening, and if you're up early tomorrow, stay across Johanna Konta's semi final from 04:30 with full live text coverage on the website.

Until tomorrow, goodbye.

Match facts

Manchester City v Everton (19:45 GMT)

  • Manchester City have only once overturned a semi-final first-leg deficit to reach the final. They beat Middlesbrough 4-0 in 1976, after losing the first leg 1-0. City went on to lift the trophy.
  • This is only the second time in five League Cup semi-final appearances in which Everton held a lead going into the second leg. They beat Aston Villa in the first leg in 1984, progressing to the final.
  • The Citizens have never lost at home in a cup competition to Everton (W3 D1), although they last hosted the Toffees in the FA Cup in March 1981.
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored four goals in five League Cup appearances this season.

Managers' view

Manchester City v Everton (19:45 GMT)

City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "It's the third time we'll play Everton in one month - we know their team.

"The most important thing is to try to play another final at Wembley. That is our target. If we don't qualify for the final, it's not because of [the first leg] but because we can't win at home at least 1-0.

"Our team will do all they can to get there too."

Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "Disappointments are painful at the moment because results have not been fair in reflecting the efforts and football we have played.

"Getting a big achievement and reach something quite special could help to that positive outlook in our games. It will be an enormous landmark for the club if we can reach the final of the League Cup."

Team news

Manchester City v Everton (19:45 GMT)

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Willy Caballero will take over from Joe Hart in goal for Wednesday's League Cup semi-final second leg.

Eliaquim Mangala, Vincent Kompany, Aleksandar Kolarov, Wilfried Bony and Samir Nasri remain sidelined.

Everton, who lead 2-1 after the first leg, will be without two key players. Midfielder Muhamed Besic (hamstring) and winger Kevin Mirallas (tendon) suffered injuries in the Premier League defeat against Swansea on Sunday.

There will be live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

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Everton hold a 2-1 advantage after the first leg at Goodison Park

Right, before we wrap up for the day, let's turn our attention to tonight's League Cup semi-final second leg between Manchester City and Everton...

Tomlin joins Bristol City on loan


NEWS: #BristolCity secure the loan signing of Lee Tomlin for the rest of the campaign.…

NEWS: #BristolCity secure the loan signing of Lee Tomlin for the rest of the campaign.…

Striker Tomlin, 27, moves from Bournemouth, for whom he scored a penalty for in their 2-1 win over Birmingham in the third round of the FA Cup earlier this month.

Miazga to join Chelsea

Latest gossip

While one defender moves from Europe to the US, another could be going the other way.

ESPN is reporting that New York Red Bulls centre-back Matt Miazga will join Chelsea in the coming days.

The 20-year-old has one cap for the United States.

Cole moves to LA Galaxy


Left-back Ashley Cole has won three Premier League titles - two with Arsenal and one with Chelsea - and also won the Champions League once and the FA Cup on seven occasions.

He has also won 107 international caps for England and follows in the footsteps of former England internationals David Beckham and Steven Gerrard in joining LA Galaxy.

Beckham played for LA Galaxy between 2007 and 2012 and helped them win the MLS Cup twice.

Gerrard moved from Liverpool to LA Galaxy at the end of last season.

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BreakingFury warned by British boxing body


Tyson Fury has been reminded of his responsibilities by the British Boxing Board of Control following comments he made last year.

Fury caused controversy over derogatory remarks he made about women, and for criticising homosexuality and abortion.  

The Board said it could "not interfere with his human right [to free expression]" but had reminded him that "as world heavyweight champion, arguably the holder of the most prestigious title in sport, there are heavy responsibilities upon him to avoid making controversial, non-boxing comments."

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BreakingCole moves to LA Galaxy


BREAKING: The #LAGalaxy have signed English defender Ashley Cole

BREAKING: The #LAGalaxy have signed English defender Ashley Cole

Cole, 35, moves to the Major League Soccer side after an unsuccessful spell with Serie A team Roma.

“Ashley is one of the world’s most successful defenders and has played at the highest level of competition throughout his career,” said LA Galaxy head coach and general manager Bruce Arena.

“He can provide our defence with valuable experience. We look forward to his contribution to our club this season.”  

New signing for the O's


New Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan has wasted little time before strengthening his squad. 

NEWS: The O's have signed Shaun Brisley on loan from @theposhofficial, subject to Football League approval #LOFC

NEWS: The O's have signed Shaun Brisley on loan from @theposhofficial, subject to Football League approval #LOFC

Brisley, a 25-year-old defender, had a loan spell at League Two side Northampton Town earlier this season.

Six Nations will be really, really tough - Parisse

Rugby Union

Italy captain Sergio Parisse admits his side face a difficult assignment in the Six Nations.

Coach Jacques Brunel has called up 10 uncapped players for the tournament.

"Obviously for us as an Italian team, it is really, really tough, this tournament," Parisse said. "But it is going to be a good opportunity for the young players to show their talent and show they can play for the Italian team."

Italy begin their campaign against France on 6 February.

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Sunderland 'thrash Newcastle in secret derby'


How about this for a bizarre Wednesday story? It's being reported that Sunderland and Newcastle have played out a secret Tyne-Wear derby behind closed door - with Black Cats running out 6-0 winners.

Sunderland beat Newcastle 6-0 in behind-closed-doors friendly at the Stadium of Light. #safc #nufc

Duncan Watmore scores hat-trick for SAFC. Fletcher (2). Rodwell (1). NUFC team included Taylor, Gouffan, Lascelles, Marveaux, Darlow.

The question is, does this one count towards local bragging rights? If so, it's Sunderland's seventh win in a row!

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Your penalty shootout highlights and nightmares

Tommy Cooling: Not a Chelsea fan but can never forget THAT John Terry slip in Moscow CL Final shootout.

stevedwhittle: As a keeper, had to take 10th sudden death pen. Scored, saved their keepers. Refused to ever take one again. 100% pen success.

Radu Ogrezeanu-Ghica: Ivory Coast vs. Ghana in the 1992 African Nations Cup final: 24 penalties, final result 11-10.

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I should get rid of players - Bentley


Morecambe boss Jim Bentley
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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley claimed he would sell some of his players if he could after they conceded two late goals to lose at home to Mansfield. 

The Shrimps were leading through a Paul Mullin penalty but with four minutes to go, Chris Clements and Adi Yussuf secured three points for the Stags. 

Asked about the performance, Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire: "Shocking, absolutely shocking.

"There would be a few of them (the players) I would empty out right away if I had a couple of quid to bring a few players in, because they were weak and lacked character."

Sunderland 'continue Kone talks'


Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is interested in signing Lorient defender Lamine Kone, despite negotiations breaking down earlier this month, reports the Guardian.

The paper says the transfer has been resurrected with the Lorient vice-president Alex Hayes confirming that the club had received a bid it “couldn’t refuse” for the 26-year-old.

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Swansea sign Blair


Swansea have signed Scottish midfielder Ryan Blair from Falkirk for an undisclosed fee. 

The 19-year-old, who has penned a three-and-a-half year deal, becomes the first Swansea signing since Francesco Guidolin was appointed as head coach last week.

"It feels great. I never thought I would get the opportunity to join a Premier League club," Blair told the official Swansea website.

Jones removes Schwarzenegger quote

Rugby Union

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Ever since the contract of Stuart Lancaster was terminated, new England rugby union coach Eddie Jones has wasted no time in stamping his own mark on the role...and that includes tossing his predecessor's beloved inspirational quotes in the skip.

The inscriptions have been removed from the walls of the squad's Surrey training base. Among them is this pearl of wisdom from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."

"I'm not a big fan of his movies," Jones said. So perhaps Arnie is gone for good. Or maybe, just maybe...he'll be back.

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Your penalty shootout highlights and nightmares

Oisin Marsh: Worst for me was Drogheda United losing 11-10 against IK Start in the UEFA cup qualifier same player missed two 1st and 12th.

Philip Clyde: Surely the 2005 Champions League final penalty shootout is up there with the best. Dudek saving Shevchenko's penalty!

Adam Bilyj: Saving a penalty in a university cup game and then two in the shootout and scoring the winner. Scenes.

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Sturridge is world class - Rodgers


Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has described Reds striker Daniel Sturridge as "world class" and backed him to come good at Anfield.

"Daniel is a great fella and he wants to play, but it is just difficult for him to get a run of training," Rodgers told Talksport.

"What is so frustrating as a manager is that he is a genuine world-class player. Nine out of 10 players, in that situation you maybe would sell, but because of his talent Liverpool haven't.

"Daniel is a player that makes a difference. When you have that type of player you want to do everything you can for him. He makes the team better. He makes everyone else better. He has got everything."

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Liverpool 'bid for defender Matip'


Liverpool have made an offer to bring Schalke defender Joel Matip to Anfield before the transfer window shuts, reports the Sun.

The 24-year-old Cameroon international, who is 6ft 3in, only has six months left on his current contract with the Bundesliga club.

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Mavrias seals loan switch to Dusseldorf


Sunderland midfielder Charis Mavrias has joined Bundesliga 2 side Fortuna Dusseldorf on loan for the remainder of the season. 

The 21-year-old, who joined the Black Cats from Panathinaikos during the summer of 2013, has made just seven senior appearances and scored a single goal.

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Pato in London to complete Chelsea loan


Brazil striker Alexandre Pato is in London and is set to join Chelsea on a loan deal until the end of the season.

"I'm so happy to be here, it's my dream," he told Sky Sports. "I need to play so I am happy. I really want to play at Chelsea."

Dunne to make PGA Tour debut


Irishman Paul Dunne is set to make his PGA Tour debut at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

Dunne hit the headlines last summer when he became the first amateur since 1927 to share the lead of the Open Championship after 54 holes, before eventually finishing 30th at St Andrews.

The 23-year-old will compete on a sponsor's invite alongside the likes of Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose and Dustin Johnson at the event, which gets under way on Thursday.

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Your penalty shootout highlights and nightmares

William Triffitt: Bradford City beating Arsenal in the League Cup! What an unforgettable night! Was best night ever!

Marcus White: Wycombe losing to Southend in last year's League Two play-off final after conceding with 20 seconds to go in extra time.

Sabian Cullum: Six-a-side tournament final. I watch 11 penalties go in before I step up to the plate... And hit the cross bar... #devastated.

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Bradford beat Arsenal 3-2 on penalties to reach the 2012-13 League Cup semi-finals

'We understand Guidolin by arm gestures'


Swansea's new Italian coach Franceco Guidolin may not be able to speak English, but that's no impediment to him getting his message across, says Swans captain Ashley Williams.

"Francesco does not speak English so well but he is making the effort, which is nice to see," Williams told BBC Sport.

"But, most of the time, even when he speaks Italian you know what he is saying anyway - because of his arm gestures, you kind of grasp what he is trying to get across."

Francesco Guidolin

Hughes leaves Stevenage


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Stevenage defender Mark Hughes has left the club by mutual consent. 

The 29-year old centre-half made 22 appearances for Stevenage this season following his arrival from Morecambe in the summer, scoring one goal. 

"The club would like to thank Mark for his time at The Lamex Stadium and wish him all the best for the future," the club said in a statement on his website.

I broke Groves' ribs - Golovkin


Middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin has claimed he broke the ribs of Britain's George Groves during a sparring session.

"For me it was a very easy spar," the Kazakh said. "I broke his ribs I think, and his corner just said 'Okay, it's finished, stop'."

Golovkin described Groves as a "good boxer", but said he "needs more power".

Groves faces Andrea Di Luisa at London's Copper Box Arena on Saturday in his first outing since his third unsuccessful world-title fight, against Badou Jack in September.

BreakingRamires leaves Chelsea


Ramires has today joined Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning...

Ramires has today joined Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning...

Ramires made 251 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 34 goals, in a five-and-a-half-year spell with the Blues.

He will be coached in China by another former Chelsea player, Dan Petrescu.   

"We thank him for his service and wish him well in China," said a club statement. 

It is believed that Chelsea will receive £25m for the player.

Paul Clement news conference

Derby County v Manchester United (Fri, 19:55 GMT)

Derby have not won in five Championship matches and lost by three-goal games in their last two matches but boss Paul Clement is hopeful of causing an FA Cup shock on Friday.

"We have to continue in our way, stick to our beliefs, build our confidence and I'm confident things will turn for us," says Clement.

"We don't need any extra motivation. It's a big game & the difficulty I have got is I need to tell some they won't be able to play.  

"Manchester United have got the quality to turn their situation at any moment. We are going to have be at our absolute best."  

A busy time for Birmingham


Less than an hour ago, Birmingham said they had let midfielder Andrew Shinnie join Rotherham on a loan deal, and now Blues have completed a transfer of their own.

NEWS: Diego Fabbrini joins #BCFC on a three-and-a-half-year contract. Story: #FabbIsBack

NEWS: Diego Fabbrini joins #BCFC on a three-and-a-half-year contract. Story: #FabbIsBack

Fabbrini had been on loan at Middlesbrough from Watford, but that has been terminated with Birmingham paying the Hornets £1.5m to sign the forward.

The 25-year-old had a loan spell at Birmingham at the end of last season.

Paul Clement news conference

Derby County v Manchester United (Fri, 19:55 GMT)

Some quotes to bring you from Paul Clement, whose Derby side entertain Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday.

"Manchester United are a team based on possession, they are solid and tactically they are organised and very strong," says Clement.

"We will go for the game and go for a positive result - we will be at full strength.

"Louis van Gaal is a manager who has had a lot of different experiences. He's managed some of the best clubs in world football."

The game will be live on BBC One with the programme starting at 19:30 GMT.

Torres on the move?


Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is set to leave Atletico Madrid after coach Diego Simeone turned down the opportunity to take him on a permanent deal from AC Milan, reports the Daily Mail.

Torres, 31, has only scored two La Liga goals this season and his agent Jose Antonio Martin has claimed that the player has received eight offers, including from clubs in China and Qatar. 

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Your penalty shootout highlights and nightmares

Richard Crosby: Man City - Gillingham 1999 Second Division play-off Final. Nicky Weaver with two saves.

Alan Crosby: Scored winning penalty in final for Aston Uni team v rivals Birmingham Uni to win competition. Asleep in Student union after.

Grundy: Best penalty shoot-out is easily Aston Villa v Tranmere, League Cup Semi Final 1994, although England beating Spain at Euro '96 was also fantastic. Mainly for Stuart Pearce going nuts.

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Six years after missing during a World Cup semi-final shootout, Stuart Pearce converted a penalty to help England beat Spain 4-2 to reach the semi-finals of Euro 96

Rotherham sign Birmingham's Shinnie


Some more information on the news we brought you 25 minutes ago.

Rotherham United have signed Birmingham City midfielder Andrew Shinnie on loan until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old Scot joined Blues from Inverness in July 2013 and has scored four goals in 67 league appearances.

"He is a player that, on his day, can unlock the best defences in this division," said head Rotherham head coach Neil Redfearn.undefined

Adebayor 'hungry' to prove himself


Some more quotes from Tom Saintfiet, the head coach of Togo, on Emmanuel Adebayor's determination to be a success at new club Crystal Palace.

"I think there are not many players at this moment who are more hungry to prove something than him," Saintfiet told the BBC World Service.

"He had offers from Turkey, from China, from the United Arab Emirates, where he could earn much easier his money and have an easier life. But he really has a goal to prove himself in the Premier League."

Sounds like there could be some exciting times ahead for Eagles fans.

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Adebayor the street baller


Speaking of Emmanuel Adebayor, he has not played since May and was released by Tottenham in the summer, so what has he been doing for the last five months?

Luckily, Tom Saintfiet, the head coach of Togo has been speaking to BBC World Service.

"He loves football so he played every day with friends, ex professionals, current professionals, players based in Europe who returned for a holiday," says Saintfiet.

"He played with his friends here, local football, street football - these were pitches without much grass, a little bit bumpy. Football is his passion and he loves the game. It's not about the stadium or the pitch it's about the love of touching that ball and kicking it around."

Welcome, Emmanuel


Crystal Palace midfielder Yannick Bolasie wants to make new signing Emmanuel Adebayor feel at home.

Say hello to our new signing! @E_Adebayor! Looking forward to playin alongside my bro! #CPFC

Say hello to our new signing! @E_Adebayor! Looking forward to playin alongside my bro! #CPFC

Easy for England Under-19s


It has been an easy day for England's Under-19s side in the Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.

Centuries from Dan Lawrence (174) and Jack Burnham (148) helped take England to 371-3 from their 50 overs, before Fiji were bowled out for only 72.

Saqib Mahmood (3-2) and Sam Curran (3-22) impressed with the ball as England eased to a huge 299-run victory in Chittagong.

Things may get tougher for England in their second match as they play the West Indies on Friday.

Transfer news


A couple of Football League transfers have just been confirmed in the last few moments.

OFFICIAL: Andrew Shinnie has joined Rotherham United on a Standard Loan until 7 May, 2016. #BCFC

OFFICIAL: Andrew Shinnie has joined Rotherham United on a Standard Loan until 7 May, 2016. #BCFC

READ: Full story as #gills sign Adam Chicksen on loan from @OfficialBHAFC >> #RoarUsOn

READ: Full story as #gills sign Adam Chicksen on loan from @OfficialBHAFC >> #RoarUsOn