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By Shamoon Hafez and Michael Emons

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And there we end another edition of Sportsday.

We'll be back on Friday at 08:00 GMT, with more newspaper chat, Premier League news conference and the latest breaking news.

Until then.

Wigan, Crazy Gang and Euro 2004


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Test your knowledge of football's biggest shocks by taking our Match of the Day Kickabout quiz.

Head here for the five questions

Sane suspended by Bordeaux


Senegal international defender Lamine Sane, who was a target for Aston Villa in the transfer window, has been suspended indefinitely by his club Bordeaux, along with goalkeeper Jerome Prior.

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Bordeaux said they took the action because of a "serious incident" after their 4-3 extra-time loss to Nantes in their French Cup tie on Wednesday.

They French club added they "would make no further comment on the matter".

Sane joined Bordeaux in 2009 but sought a transfer in January and the ban could now end his career with the club.

I've had no England contact - Asante


Defender Anita Asante has criticised England boss Mark Sampson for failing to explain why she has been dropped.

Asante, 30, who plays for Swedish side Rosengard, has 70 caps and featured at two World Cups and three European Championships.

Anita Asante in action for England

 Despite a call-up a year ago, her last appearance for England came in 2014.

 "I don't know why? That's for him to answer. We haven't really had much contact since last year, so that's difficult," Asante, who represented Great Britain at the London 2012 Games, told BBC Sport. 

From photocopying to GB ice hockey

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Nottingham Panthers defenceman Sam Oakford has gone from being a photocopying tea boy to making his Great Britain debut on Thursday.

Oakford, 25, was chosen for the Olympic pre-qualifier against the Netherlands.

"Two, three years ago I was sat in an office doing photocopying and making teas for people," he told BBC Radio Nottingham.

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Cricket team bowled out for zero


Can you believe this??

A cricket team was bowled out for 0 in just 20 balls in a county six-a-side indoor championships match.

No batsman from Bapchild Cricket Club was able to get off the mark against Christ Church University in Canterbury.

@BBCSport FYI Another Kent village team, @saltwoodcc bowled out Martin Walters XI for 0 in 1964.

@BBCSport FYI Another Kent village team, @saltwoodcc bowled out Martin Walters XI for 0 in 1964.

"We couldn't believe it, all they needed to do was hit a wall to get one run," Christ Church player Mike Rose told the Crawley Observer.

Somerset club Langport set the record for the lowest score when they were dismissed for zero in 1913.

Rare Oyston interview


Blackpool fans, make sure you don't miss a rare interview with club chairman Karl Oyston at 18:00 GMT on BBC Radio Lancashire.

EXCLUSIVE: Blackpool Chairman Karl Oyston breaks his media silence after more than a year. Hear it tonight 6pm

Hoffenheim appoint 28-year-old boss


Hoffenheim have made Julian Nagelsmann the youngest manager in Bundesliga history after appointing the 28-year-old as their new manager.

The under-19s coach succeeds Huub Stevens, 62, who resigned on Wednesday because of ill health.

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Nagelsmann was due to take charge next season but will now manage the league strugglers with immediate effect following "intensive talks".

He has signed a three-year deal with the club through to June 2019.

Hoffenheim are currently five points off the relegation play-off place and seven points from safety.

Francesco Guidolin news conference

Swansea v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

Swansea, four points above the relegation zone, are unbeaten in Francesco Guidolin's first three games in charge at the club.

"I hope to have the possibility to stay with the players and the club to improve and save the situation," said the Italian. "After that, I want to remain with the club but at the moment I am concentrating on the last part of the season.

"We need to win four or five matches from now until the end of the season but that is not easy to do. I am only thinking about Southampton now, this is the priority."

Sciver included in T20 squad


All-rounder Natalie Sciver has been included in England women's squad for the three-match Twenty20 international series against South Africa this month.

The Surrey player, 23, was ruled out of the current one-day series because of an ankle injury.

Sciver will join the squad on 14 February, four days before the first Twenty20 match in Paarl.

The final two Twenty20 internationals, in Cape Town and Johannesburg, will be double-headers with the men.

Tan reduces Cardiff debt by half


Vincent Tan insists he is ready to half Cardiff City's approximate £108m debt and the Bluebirds owner maintains the club will be debt-free by 2021.

Tan plans to convert £68m he is owed by the Championship club into equity while writing off another £10m.

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Cardiff's debt was £174m at the end of the 2013/14 financial year after their season in the Premier League - most of it owed to major shareholder Tan.

"That would leave £40m owing to me," Tan told BBC Sport.

Essex sign bowler Riaz for T20 Blast


Essex have signed Pakistan international fast bowler Wahab Riaz for seven T20 Blast matches in 2016. 

The 30-year-old, who featured in the recent Test series against England, has played 69 one-day internationals and 15 T20 internationals.

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Francesco Guidolin news conference

Swansea v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin says his side are inspired by Leicester's "miracle" title challenge in their fight against relegation.

Today's live radio coverage

Follow Radio 5 live sports extra commentary as Great Britain take on the Netherlands in their 2018 Winter Olympics qualifier from 16:10 GMT today. 

Also listen to live BBC radio commentary as Salford Red Devils face St Helens in the Super League from 19:30 GMT. 

Follow these commentaries right here on the BBC Sport website

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Which clubs are the best value for tickets and why?

Rob Sutton: I've paid £14 for Leicester v West Brom on 1st March. Great offers for students, even with the team going for the title!

David Gonzalez: Everton's £99 child's season ticket is a nice touch.

Aaron Leggott: I paid £440 for my season ticket at Man City... works out around £23 a game.

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Holmes signs new Castleford deal

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Castleford Tigers forward Oliver Holmes has signed a new contract with the club until the end of 2018.

Holmes, 23, has made 123 Super League appearances for Castleford in six seasons, scoring 18 tries.

Blanc extends PSG deal


Paris St-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has signed a contract extension, committing him to the club until 2018.

The ex-France defender took over from Carlo Ancelotti in June 2013, leading them to two league titles, including last season's domestic treble.

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PSG are 24 points clear at the top of Ligue 1, unbeaten domestically this season and face Chelsea in the Champions League last 16.

"I want to thank the club for the faith they put in me," said Blanc.

Question of Sport Teaser


Today is Australian snooker player Neil Robertson's birthday and our Question of Sport Teaser was:

Since 1990, Neil and which four snooker players have played in their only World Championship final?  

The answers are...

Answers to today's #QSTeaser from @QuestionofSport Stuart Bingham, Nigel Bond, Barry Hawkins & Judd Trump

Warnock considered by Rotherham


You just can't keep him out of a job...

Neil Warnock is one of three candidates under consideration to become Rotherham manager, BBC Radio Sheffield reports.

All three have Championship experience and are due to be interviewed about the job this week.

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Warnock, 67, once played for the Millers, and is available after leaving his role as Queens Park Rangers' temporary manager in December.

Neil Redfearn became the shortest-serving manager in Rotherham's history when he was sacked on Monday.

Mark Hughes news conference

Bournemouth v Stoke (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

And finally, can surprise leaders Leicester cap their fairytale season by going on to win the Premier League?

"You look at Leicester and people save they were going to fall away but it just hasn't happened," says Stoke boss Mark Hughes. 

"Their win at Manchester City was absolutely fantastic and you wouldn't want to back against them, certainly at this point."

Mark Hughes news conference

Bournemouth v Stoke (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

Stoke boss Mark Hughes has praised opposition club Bournemouth and their manager Eddie Howe.

"They've been in the market and spent good money to make themselves stronger," said Hughes. 

"They've lost a few players to injury and it's not easy to come in to the Premier League when you've never experienced it as a manager. He's done well."

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Get Involved #bbcsportsday

Which clubs are good value for tickets and why?

Steven Housley: Middlesbrough season ticket family of 4 is £900, that's £10 each per game including two pints. And my wife gets to sit close to George Friend.

Ben Hick: Without a doubt Bournemouth offer the best value - £35 and it's always a good game involving them.

Sam Cox: Premier League should look at Premiership rugby clubs, £16 for a student ticket at Exeter Chiefs, currently second in the league.

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Mark Hughes news conference

Bournemouth v Stoke (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

Stoke have suffered 3-0 defeats in their last three league games, so how does boss Mark Hughes feel they will fare against Bournemouth?

"We went to Anfield without Ryan Shawcross and had a good result but in the league we've struggled at Leicester and Manchester United, although many teams lose at those places," he said.

"For the last home game we conceded early with the penalty and then the opposition sat in and picked us off on the counter. We have to learn from that and improve what we do.

"Jack Butland has had an outstanding season and has done really well. A number of saves were made against Everton but he's done it consistently this season. He's been able to get to the levels we've expected from him during games more often than not which is great."

Mark Hughes news conference

Bournemouth v Stoke (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

Stoke boss Mark Hughes has responded to the news of striker Bojan signing a new contract with the club.

"We are delighted we got it over the line and it's good news for everybody," he said. 

"At 25 years of age its the perfect time for him to really kick on here. There's a genuine feeling that this is the best place for him at this stage of his career. He really enjoys it here.

"We are trying to progress and bring good players in here, as demonstrated in the window (with Giannelli Imbula)."

Ronald Koeman news conference

Swansea v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

One further update from Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, who is expecting an improved performance from striker Graziano Pelle.

"You saw that it was his first match after time away and he needed game time," said Koeman.

"It was good because it was after five or six weeks out and that's a long time. He's the type of player who needs game time and I expect him to be on a higher level this week then last time."

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Bojan delighted


Absolutely delighted to extend my contract with @stokecity! Thanks all for your support. Now to keep working hard!💪🏼

Absolutely delighted to extend my contract with @stokecity! Thanks all for your support. Now to keep working hard!💪🏼

What's Carles Puyol doing there?

Ronald Koeman news conference

Swansea v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

It is the question on everyone's lips. Will Leicester win the Premier League title?

"Yes, they can continue like this because they are playing with an unbelievable spirit," said Southampton boss Ronald Koeman, who play the Foxes away from home on 2 April.

"They have good players and strikers who can score and if you can beat Manchester City how they did then everyone can expect Leicester to be fighting for the title.

"Maybe at the end of the season, if they are close to something big, they may become a bit nervous but at the moment the pressure is still on the big teams like Arsenal. It would be fantastic for the Premier League if someone like Leicester can win the title."

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Johnson to miss Man Utd match


Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson will not be involved in Saturday's Premier League match against Manchester United.

The 28-year-old is due to stand trial at Bradford Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one charge of grooming.

He also denied two charges of sexual activity with a girl aged under 16.

Ronald Koeman news conference

Swansea v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

After five clean sheets in a row, Ronald Koeman is asked about the form of goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

"When he is out for 10 months you’re not sure how he’ll come back," said the Saints manager.

"You’re not sure if he's going to go straight in and to have that level has surprised me.

"When he starts playing like he was like before that’s a great compliment to the player and the medical staff."

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Ronald Koeman news conference

Swansea v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

Ronald Koeman was a wonderful defender, winning the European Cup twice and La Liga four times during his career. So his advice is worth listening to, and he has given a few pointers to Victor Wanyama.

"Yes I've spoken to him and said sometimes it's better to stay on your feet," said the Southampton boss. "He has to learn. He is still young and I hope he will think about it and learn not to take the risk next time."

However, Koeman is happier with his team as a whole, after five consecutive clean sheets.

"The whole defensive organisation starts from the front," added Koeman. "The whole team needs to work hard and do good pressing. We had good defending against West Ham as they didn’t create any chances and that was outstanding."

Bojan extends Stoke deal


More on the news that Spanish striker Bojan has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract with the club.

He joined the club from Barcelona in 2014, and has gone on to score 10 goals in 41 games. Last season, Bojan suffered a serious knee injury, from which he has recovered.

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"Stoke City gave me the opportunity to play in the most competitive league in the world, the Premier League, and I have only words of gratitude for their trust and for the way they have treated me since the first day I arrived to England," he told the club's website.

"Mark Hughes convinced me to come to Stoke, he has helped me and showed his trust in me from the beginning, he followed closely the recovery process from my injury and there is no doubt I have signed an extension of my contract thanks to him." 

Ronald Koeman news conference

Swansea v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

Next up in front of the media is Southampton boss Ronald Koeman. He soon faces questions about Victor Wanyama's disciplinary problems, following the midfielder's THIRD red card of the season.

"Of course it is very disappointing, first for the player and also for the team because he's a key player and always in the starting line-up," said Koeman.

"But he was a little bit unlucky because his intention was to play the ball. He missed it and the referee took a hard decision. He's suspended for five games and that’s a long time but we have to accept that and we have enough competition in the squad to replace Victor.

"I saw a similar incident with Mathieu Flamini against Bournemouth and it was yellow and that tackle was more rash."

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BreakingBojan extends Stoke deal


Stoke striker Bojan has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract with the club, keeping him with the Potters until the summer of 2020.

Alan Pardew news conference

Crystal Palace v Watford (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

Crystal Palace have only scored 26 goals in 25 Premier League matches but boss Alan Pardew expects the goals to come soon.

"We've lost key players in one area really," says Pardew. "Our offensive area was wiped out. We've strengthened with big Ade (Emmanuel Adebayor) and now players are returning.

"It's very rare that you'd go through a season without a difficult period. This was ours, but hopefully that point (at Swansea) puts us on the right track."

On striker Adebayor, who joined Palace earlier this month, Pardew adds: "The instinctive part of the game may not kick in for a little while, but his levels were very good versus Swansea."

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Alan Pardew news conference

Crystal Palace v Watford (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

The attention turns to Saturday's Premier League match against Watford.

"We need to collect points - we're at a pivotal part of our season really," says Alan Pardew, whose Crystal Palace side have not won in the league since 19 December.

"We need to try to win against a good Watford side, then welcome our guys back and know that we're going to be much better going forward. Watford have been very impressive, particularly at home.

"Watford have avoided any falls. They had a tricky run and came out of it. They're having a good season, no doubt about that."

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Alan Pardew news conference

Crystal Palace v Watford (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

Can Leicester continue their surprise title challenge? Alan Pardew hopes so.

"We're a bit jealous of Leicester, all the clubs of a similar vein are," admits the Palace boss. "The romantic in you wants to see them pull it off."

Pardew is also asked about the rising cost of watching football.

"The owners of the football clubs need to really consider carefully that they don't lose the core supporters through ticket prices," said Pardew.

"It isn't just what happens on the pitch that makes the league what it is. It's the atmosphere, the tension, from the fans. When the core fanbase are making these messages, we need to listen."

Alan Pardew news conference

Crystal Palace v Watford (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

Some more quotes from Crysal Palace boss Alan Pardew, who has dismissed rumours that midfielder Mile Jedinak will be the latest player to move to the Chinese Super League.

"I've not seen anything," says Pardew. "Their window is still open, so there'll be loads of speculation until it closes."

Johnson will keep City up - Smith


Lee Johnson (left) made Korey Smith his captain at Oldham Athletic
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Midfielder Korey Smith says new Bristol City boss Lee Johnson will steer the club to Championship safety.

The pair are reunited at Ashton Gate, with Smith previously playing under Johnson at Oldham Athletic where he started his managerial career.

Oldham avoided the League One drop under Johnson in 2013, having taken over with the Latics 21st in the table with 10 games remaining.

"He saved us from relegation and I know he can do it here too," said Smith.

What makes 'supercoach' Bennett so super?

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England appointed Australian Wayne Bennett as their new head coach last week.

Bennett, 66, is one of the most decorated coaches in the sport's history, but what makes him so special?

Steve Renouf and Kurt Gidley, who played under Bennett in Australia, tell BBC's Super League Show about the new man in charge of England's national team.

Afobe hurt by Wolves 'non-trier' claim

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Former Wolves striker Benik Afobe is hurt by claims from his former club that he was not trying in the months before he joined Bournemouth in January.

Speaking to fans on Wednesday, Wolves' head of football development and recruitment Kevin Thelwell said: "Benik was no longer trying to play for us. That was undermining everything we were trying to achieve."

But Afobe responded on Twitter: "I wasn't going to comment but this is too shocking and very hurtful.

"I asked to leave but only because I wanted to play in the Premier League, but I never told my team-mates or disrupted the changing room."