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Summary

  1. England make three changes to side to play Italy on Sunday
  2. Adam Johnson sacked by Sunderland after child sex charge admission
  3. Pulis calls for £10 away tickets in Premier League
  4. Get involved: #bbcsportsday

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By Elizabeth Hudson, Michael Emons and Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

So that's it from today's Sportsday. Stay across the BBC Sport website for all the news, scores and reaction from the weekend's Premier League and Six Nations action.

Sportsday will be back at 08:00 GMT on Monday morning so we will see you then.

Bye for now.

Sunday's team news

Manchester City v Tottenham (Sunday, 16:15 GMT)

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is available for the first time since Boxing Day after recovering from a long-standing calf problem.

David Silva is also fit but Fabian Delph is out for seven weeks with an Achilles injury and Bacary Sagna has a knee problem.

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is expected to be recalled, having featured as a substitute last weekend.

Kevin Wimmer will continue to deputise for the injured Jan Vertonghen.

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Manuel Pellegrini and Mauricio Pochettino
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Sunday's team news

Aston Villa v Liverpool (Sunday, 14:05 GMT)

Aston Villa will be without Jack Grealish, who has twisted his ankle in training.

Rudy Gestede and Carlos Sanchez will be assessed after hamstring injuries and Alan Hutton is available but Jordan Ayew remains suspended.

Liverpool trio Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Philippe Coutinho may all feature after they returned from injury in the FA Cup defeat at West Ham.

Steven Caulker is fit but Joe Allen misses out with a hamstring injury.

Defenders Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel have both returned to training but neither will be ready for Sunday.

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Steven Caulker
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Sunday's team news

Arsenal v Leicester (Sunday, 12:00 GMT)

Arsenal have no new injury worries ahead of the visit of league leaders Leicester City on Sunday.

Francis Coquelin is pushing for a recall, while Danny Welbeck could be included for the first time this season following a long-term knee injury.

Leicester are expected to be unchanged, although January signing Daniel Amartey could be named among the substitutes for the first time. Long-term absentees Jeff Schlupp and Matty James are unlikely to feature.

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Saturday's team news

Chelsea v Newcastle (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink hopes Diego Costa will be available despite suffering a broken nose on Thursday.

Defender Kurt Zouma is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, while new signing Alexandre Pato is not yet ready to be involved.

Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback returns after a hamstring injury and could fill in at left-back with both Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara out.

Jamaal Lascelles is back after a ban, while Emmanuel Riviere is fit again.

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Huddersfield aim to get the better of Wigan

Rugby League

There is one game up for decision in the Super League on Friday evening as injury-hit Huddersfield Giants host Wigan Warriors.

Danny Brough, Scott Grix and Eorl Crabtree joined the injury list this week meaning teenage centre Sam Wood gets a debut along with former St Helens winger Jamie Foster, who is on trial at the club while Ryan Hinchcliffe will captain the Giants on his home debut.

Forward Greg Burke, who spent last year on loan with Hull KR, comes back into the Wigan squad as they aim to make it two wins out of two.

You can hear commentary of the game on 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio Manchester.

Huddersfield's Eorl Crabtree
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Saturday's team news

Swansea v Southampton (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Midfielder Ki Sung-yueng is available for Swansea after recovering from the concussion which ruled him out of last Saturday's draw with Crystal Palace.

Francesco Guidolin has no fresh injury worries ahead of this weekend.

Southampton's Victor Wanyama begins a five-match ban imposed as a result of his third red card of the season.

Steven Davis and Matt Targett return after recovering from injury, while Jay Rodriguez is expected back in full training in the next fortnight.

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Denton wants reward for hard work

Wales v Scotland (Saturday, 16:50 GMT)

Scotland number eight David Denton says his side are determined to repay the faith shown to them by head coach Vern Cotter when they take on Wales on Saturday.

The Kiwi has made just one change to the team that lost 15-9 to England last weekend, with Duncan Taylor replacing the injured Matt Scott.

"We want to repay Vern for his faith in us but also to repay ourselves for the work we've put in over the last six months," says the 26-year-old.

"We have an opportunity to play one of the top sides in Europe on their home patch and hopefully beat them. We don't want to be that team that's being courageous losers and all those kind of things that we've done in the past."

Scotland's David Denton
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Saturday's team news

Norwich v West Ham (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Norwich will be without Alex Tettey, who is completing a two-game ban. Graham Dorrans returns after illness, but Andre Wisdom has a knee injury.

West Ham's injury problems have grown with Winston Reid, Joey O'Brien (both hamstring) and Cheikhou Kouyate (concussion) all out with injuries suffered in the midweek FA Cup win.

Alex Song has shaken off the knock that kept him out of that game, while Sam Byram is available again after being cup-tied.

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Hill's life to be celebrated

Football

A celebration of the life of ex-Coventry manager and chairman Jimmy Hill is to be held in the city's cathedral at 17:30 GMT on Friday.

Bobby Gould, who played under Hill, Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) chief executive Gordon Taylor and BBC commentator John Motson will also be among those paying tribute to the ex-Match of the Day host, who died last year aged 87.

JImmy Hill
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Saturday's team news

Everton v West Brom (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Everton will make a late decision on John Stones and Tim Howard, who have both missed the last two matches with respective hamstring and knee injuries.

New signing Oumar Niasse could make his debut if he proves his fitness, but Muhamed Besic is still missing.

West Brom will be without defender Gareth McAuley for two weeks after he injured his hamstring in their FA Cup clash with Peterborough on Wednesday.

Jonny Evans, Craig Dawson and Chris Brunt are all doubtful for the Baggies.

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Saturday's team news

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

Crystal Palace strikers Dwight Gayle and Connor Wickham are both available after injury and suspension respectively.

However, James McArthur misses out with an ankle problem and Jason Puncheon has a hamstring injury.

Watford captain Troy Deeney is likely to start, having only been used as a substitute last weekend because of fitness concerns.

Defender Miguel Britos is a doubt after sustaining an injury against Spurs.

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Edwards plays down Welsh winning record

Wales v Scotland (Saturday 16:50 GMT)

Wales assistant coach Shaun Edwards claims Wales' long run of unbroken success against Scotland "means nothing" going into Saturday's Six Nations clash in Cardiff. 

Wales have not lost to the Scots during head coach Warren Gatland's reign, winning eight successive Tests, while Scotland's last victory in the Welsh capital came 14 years ago. 

"Every game is a different entity," said Edwards. "The fact we've won our last eight means nothing. 

"We have a lot of respect for Scotland - they bring the best out of us. The teams that bring the best out of you are the teams that you know can hurt you. You have to be switched on in defence and be ready."

Warren Gatland and Shaun Edwards
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Saturday's team news

Bournemouth v Stoke (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Bournemouth have no new injury problems before the visit of Stoke. Tommy Elphick is still building up fitness for a league return while Max Gradel, who has been out since August with a knee injury, returned to training this week.

Stoke's Jonathan Walters could return from the virus which kept him out of last weekend's defeat by Everton. Captain Ryan Shawcross is nearing full fitness after a back injury but this game will come too early.

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Pringle agrees Ipswich loan move

Championship

Ipswich Town have signed Fulham winger Ben Pringle on an initial one-month loan. The 26-year-old, who has played 18 games for Fulham this season, will provide cover for injured Ryan Fraser at Portman Road.

Ben Pringle
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Saturday's team news

Sunderland v Manchester United (Saturday, 12:45 GMT)

Sunderland's Jeremain Lens, Younes Kaboul and Duncan Watmore all miss out through injury. Billy Jones is doubtful, but Fabio Borini has recovered from a virus.

Manchester United's Guillermo Varela, Phil Jones and Adnan Januzaj suffered injuries playing for the under-21 side.

Striker Will Keane is in the squad after impressing for the second string. United still have Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young on the sidelines.

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Quiz time

Winter sports

How's your knowledge? Feeling clever?

In light of the Youth Olympics in Lillehammer starting today, we’ve put together a quiz about winter sports. 

Can you get all five questions correct?

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Simm motivated by Rio training visit

Olympics 2016

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Great Britain gymnast Kelly Simm says a recent visit to Olympic training venues in Rio has been invaluable.

The 20-year-old spent eight days in the Brazilian city with other potential team members - with only five places available for the Games.

"Going out to Rio was incredible. We looked round the Olympic village and it gives you a taste of what it will be like," Simm told BBC Radio Solent.

bbc-coverageHodgson to be on Match of the Day

Football

An impressive @england line-up for Saturday's #MOTD! Roy Hodgson joins @GaryLineker & @alanshearer, 22:30 @BBCOne

An impressive @england line-up for Saturday's #MOTD! Roy Hodgson joins @GaryLineker & @alanshearer, 22:30 @BBCOne

South Africa start response

Cricket

South Africa are starting their reply to England's 262 all out in the fourth ODI in Johannesburg.

You can follow the live text commentary here and listen to all the action on Test Match Special.

Former Sunderland footballer Johnson 'abused position in society'

Former Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson "abused his revered position in society" when he had sexual contact with a 15-year-old fan, a court has heard.

The 28-year-old, who has 12 England caps, is on trial accused of sexual activity with a child.

Prosecutors said it was "in a way that he knew was both morally and legally wrong".

The footballer denies two charges of sexual activity with a girl under 16.

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Godin tipped for Chelsea move

Football

Spanish newspaper AS claims Chelsea are reportedly eyeing a move for 29-year-old Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin as a replacement for John Terry if he leaves Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

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Italy make one change for England team

Italy v England (Sunday, 14:15 GMT)

The full Italy team to face England is: L McLean (Treviso), L Sarto (Zebre), M Campagnaro (Exeter), G Garcia (Zebre), M Bellini (Padova), C Canna (Zebre), E Gori (Treviso), A Lovotti (Zebre), O Gega (Treviso), L Cittadini (Wasps), G Biagi (Zebre), M Fuser, F Minto, A Zanni (all Treviso), S Parisse (Stade Francais).

Replacements: D Giazzon, M Zanusso (both Treviso), M Castrogiovanni (Racing 92), V Bernabo, A Steyn (both Treviso), G Palazzani, E Padovani (both Zebre), A Pratichetti (Treviso).   

Italy make one change for England game

Rugby Union

Italy have made one change to their side for Sunday's Six Nations meeting with England in Rome.

Australian-born fly-half Luke McLean comes into the starting XV to replace David Odiete after the Mogliano wing suffered a sprained ankle during last weekend's 23-21 defeat to France. 

Lock George Biagi has recovered from a thigh injury and will start while two potential debutants - Treviso flanker Abraham Steyn and Zebre fly-half Edoardo Padovani - are among the replacements.

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Oviedo signs new Everton deal

Football

We told you earlier (see 12:05) that Bryan Oviedo was close to signing a new deal with Everton, well, the defender has put pen to paper on a new three-and-a-half year contract to June 2019.

“I am really happy to commit my future to Everton because this is a special club and, for me, a second home," he tells the club website.

“When I experienced some really tough times, the toughest of my career, everybody was behind me – the manager, the staff, the players and the fans and that support helped me through and made me stronger, as a person and as a player."

Bryan Oviedo
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Claudio Ranieri news conference

Arsenal v Leicester (Sun, 12:00 GMT)

Finally for now from Claudio Ranieri's news conference, the Leicester boss is told that his side are now favourites to win the Premier League title.

"I hope the bookmakers are right this time," says the Italian. "I am a very pragmatic man, give me points, not words."

England women lose out

Cricket

There is no joy for England's Women after they lose by five wickets to South Africa in the second ODI at Centurion so the series is tied at 1-1.

England made 262-9 in their allotted 50 overs but the home side made 265-5 in 48.5 overs with Lizelle Lee top-scoring on 69 and Trisha Chetty on 65.

The decider takes place in Johannesburg on Sunday.

BreakingValcke banned for 12 years

Football

Former Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke has been banned from all football-related activity for 12 years.

The decision has been made by Fifa's independent ethics committee following allegations of potential misconduct related to sales of World Cup tickets. Valcke has also been fined 100,000 Swiss francs (about £70,800).

A statement from Fifa's Ethics Committee said: "The adjudicatory chamber found that a sports marketing firm had gained an undue advantage from the selling of World Cup tickets. Not only did Mr Valcke do nothing to stop these activities, he encouraged the persons responsible to do so."

The statement added that Valcke had "travelled at Fifa's expense purely for sightseeing reasons" and by doing so had "acted against Fifa's best interests and caused considerable financial damage to Fifa".

Jerome Valcke
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Root finally gone

Cricket

Another century for England's Joe Root and he falls for 109, not without dragging his side back into this contest.

The visitors are now 248-8 after 46 overs, as South Africa look to wrap up the innings.

Head here for live text and radio coverage

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Claudio Ranieri news conference

Arsenal v Leicester (Sun, 12:00 GMT)

Leicester have lost just three of their last 32 league games, two of those coming this season.

"The pressure is for the other teams not us," adds Ranieri. "The money and the big gap? We have pressure for our little gap, Arsenal has more pressure because they have spent more money.

"Tell me why I must feel pressure? We are close to continuing to dream with our fans, nobody wake us up please."

Claudio Ranieri
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Claudio Ranieri news conference

Arsenal v Leicester (Sun, 12:00 GMT)

The fairytale season continues for leaders Leicester, who are five points clear at the top of the table. Next up is a huge game against title rivals Arsenal.

"We work so hard to achieve this level and we want to stay at this level," said manager Claudio Ranieri. 

"It is not pressure for us, the pressure was at the beginning to start well and carry on. We wanted to maintain the standard of performance and now we are safe. 

"We want to fight - with the respect to all our opponents - face-to-face. We play with all our strength, the opposition play with their strength and if we lose, then go on to the next game."

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Alex Neil news conference

Norwich v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

Norwich collected a 2-2 draw against West Ham in September. 

Boss Alex Neil said: "It was a lot easier then when you've come off the back of a promotion and everybody's high in confidence. 

"It's obviously a bit different to the situation we're in at the moment, but we want to get back to that stage.

"We want to make sure that we're believing in what we're trying to do and going out and doing it." 

Alex Neil news conference

Norwich v West Ham (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

After Saturday's game against West Ham, relegation-threatened Norwich come up against leaders Leicester and champions Chelsea.

"The next 13 games are what it depends on. We need to make sure we get as good a points tally from that as we can," says manager Alex Neil.  

"We need to get back to basics and back to what we do well. We've shown what we're capable of at times this season.

"We haven't given the fans enough to be happy about recently. We know it works both ways so we need results."

Norwich look dejected
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'We are a team of Zorros'

Chelsea v Newcastle (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

Some more quotes from Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink, who explains the incident that saw Diego Costa break his nose in training after going for a header.

"Diego got in a duel on the pitch, got his nose broken," said Hiddink. "It was one of the youngsters in the academy, we like them to participate in the game. Diego put his nose on the back of the player and was very unlucky.

"His nose was broken, but he will return today, he will have a mask on. We are a team of a lot of masks - we're a Zorro team. Azpi (Cesar Azpilicueta), Matic and now Costa.

"He will come back in the hotel later. It was just a very small incident, it was nothing. I think he will be available, I hope, I'm not sure, but I think he will be available."

Alex Neil news conference

Norwich v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

Norwich are on a run of five straight defeats in the league and have dropped into the relegation zone.

"Everybody is determined to get results and the three points,"  says manager Alex Neil. 

"West Ham have got some good players but so have we. We need to influence our style of play on them.

"The fans will be huge tomorrow. Supporting your team and being vocal can be tough at the moment but we need them at their best."  

Mauricio Pochettino news conference

Man City v Tottenham (Sunday, 16:15 GMT)

Reports suggest Tottenham are close to agreeing a new deal with midfielder Christian Eriksen.

Boss Mauricio Pochettino is asked if talks are talking place.

"They are just rumours. My policy is not to talk about this."

Christian Eriksen
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England struggling

Cricket

With the ODI series nicely poised at 2-1 to England, hosts South Africa are in a good position to level and take it into a decider.

The visitors have been reduced to 175-6 after 37 overs, but have hope with star batsman Joe Root still on the crease, closing in on another century.

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Joe Root
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Vote results

Which team will win the Premier League this season?

We asked which team would win the Premier League title this season and 42% of you think Leicester City will hang on to top spot for a memorable success.

The other results were Arsenal 19%, Tottenham 18%, Manchester City 16% and Manchester United 6%.

Thanks to everyone who voted.

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Manchester City news conference

Manchester City v Spurs (Sunday, 16:15 GMT)

When asked about the controversy surrounding Premier League ticket prices, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has sounded a note of caution.

"One very important thing for the Premier League is to be concerned with their fans," he said.

"It’s very dangerous to have high prices. It’s an important thing for clubs to have a normal price so fans keep coming."