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  1. "No team are perfect," says Arsene Wenger pre-Barca
  2. Tonight, Man Utd visit Shrewsbury in FA Cup
  3. Vunipolas sign new Saracens contracts
  4. VOTE: Punishments for coin throwing

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This week's sport on the BBC includes the London Anniversary Games, England v Pakistan Test cricket and the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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We'll leave you with that. You can follow live text commentary of Manchester United's FA Cup trip to Shrewsbury later on tonight.

We will be back at 08:00 GMT to discuss the fallout of that game, as well as the rest of Tuesday's sports news. See you then.

Shrews' five-step cup shock plan


Shrewsbury host Manchester United tonight in the FA Cup fifth round in a game where everybody is on red alert for a giantkilling.

This is Shrews boss Micky Mellon's battle plan.

  • Chat with the man to mastermind United's last Premier League downfall? Check.
  • Remember every football fan's favourite film for necessary feel-good feeling? Check.
  • Remind themselves that United are indeed just 11 fallible humans? Check.
  • Ensure their go-to guys are convinced it will be their night again? Check.
  • Check nothing has been forgotten. Check.

I feel you might have some questions about that. The answers are here.

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Pronunciation guide

Shrewsbury v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

So just how do you pronounce Shrewsbury? As a man who once got told off by a non-league manager for my attempts to pronounce Altrincham, I'm offering no opinion.

But youngsters at the club have their say on BBC Kickabout.


Coloccini setback


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Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is facing up to yet another setback after it emerged that skipper Fabricio Coloccini could be facing a spell on the sidelines.

It is understood that the 34-year-old defender picked up a calf problem during the warm-down after a 2-1 friendly victory over Norwegian side Lillestrom in La Manga at the weekend.

Coloccini had not played in the game, with January signing Jonjo Shelvey wearing the armband in his place, and with speculation suggesting he could be out of action for up to a month, McClaren's meagre defensive resources appear to have been further depleted.

Heartache spurs me on - Bolasie


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Yannick Bolasie has revealed his desire to reach the FA Cup final with Crystal Palace is inspired by the heartache he felt at missing their last appearance at Wembley.

Palace earned promotion to the Premier League at the national stadium in the 2013 Championship play-off final, but Bolasie was an unused substitute.

"I didn't get a chance to play, that's one of the things that hurt me the most," said the 26-year-old winger, who helped Palace win 1-0 at Tottenham in the fifth round on Sunday.

"But it also pushed me on. Hopefully we can make it there this time."

'They had a fat, bald bloke in the way'

Rugby union

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter has accused London Irish of deliberately blocking ball children from doing their job in Sunday's Premiership match. 

The Devon side fought back to beat the Exiles 22-15 at the Madejski Stadium.

 "You've got some fat, bald bloke walking up and down the touchline physically stopping young ball-people from putting the ball to the Exeter hooker," Baxter told BBC Radio Devon. "For me you shouldn't really be putting young people in that kind of scenario."

BBC Sport contacted London Irish, but the club declined to comment.

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Felipe to United? Absolutely not


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Lazio insist comments attributed to club president Claudio Lotito concerning the possible sale of Felipe Anderson to Manchester United are "devoid of any foundation".

Reports in Italy claimed Lotito had been overheard saying he had agreed to sell the 22-year-old Brazilian playmaker to United for £46.8m, but the Serie A side have dismissed the rumours.

A statement published on Lazio's official website read: "In reference to statements attributed to president Claudio Lotito regarding the alleged sale of Felipe Anderson, Lazio can confirm they are devoid of any foundation."

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Andy Harris:

Sergio Aguero a world class act, 

the best in the league and that's a fact. 

Unlike Yaya you never hear him moan, 

he can play with a partner or can be deadly alone. 

They once fed a goat and then he would score, now we have an Argentinian that the whole club adore. 

With the ball at his feet he tears defenses apart, 

his goals aren't like sport they are more like an art. 

Payet not good enough for France


Speaking to Canal+, French coach Didier Deschamps explained why Dimitri Payet has a lack of international recognition.

“He does not perform the same for France as he does for his club. 

“He has some very attractive statistics out on the left. But it is also a question of competition.

“I have no problem with his attitude. It is a choice about football based on the other competition.”

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Speaking of punishment for coin throwing, the results of our vote are in.

We asked "What punishment should teams get for fans throwing coins?"

And 31% of you said there should be no punishment, followed closely by they should have to play behind closed doors (28%).

Another 17% said they should be kicked out of the competition or have points deducted, with 13% saying a fine was enough.

And 10% didn't like any of our options!

'We will give them life bans'


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Chelsea will impose life bans on supporters who threw coins at Manchester City players during the FA Cup fifth-round tie at Stamford Bridge if they can be identified.

Referee Andre Marriner retrieved several coins that were thrown towards City striker David Faupala as he celebrated his equaliser in a game Chelsea went on to win 5-1.

"We condemn such idiotic and dangerous behaviour," a Chelsea spokesman said. "It is also worth stating this is a criminal offence and we will support any police prosecution if they can be identified."

Solid performance


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Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow earned Team GB a synchronised 10m platform berth for this summer's Olympic Games with a solid performance at the Rio World Cup.

Daley, who claimed an individual berth with World Championship bronze in 2015, scored 446.40 with Goodfellow at the World Cup to finish third.

Freddie Woodward earned GB a second individual 3m springboard Olympic place by reaching the semi-finals.

Team GB now has 10 Rio diving spots.

'Keep him quiet'

Arsenal v Barcelona (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

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Arsenal must keep Luis Suarez quiet if they are to overcome holders Barcelona in the Champions League, according to Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal host a Barca side unbeaten in 32 league and cup games in tomorrow's first leg last-16 tie. Suarez has scored 12 goals in his last seven outings.

"Suarez is the kind of guy who manages to create that spirit in teams," said Wenger, who tried to sign the player in July 2013 when he was at Liverpool. "We have to keep him quiet."

Mannone is 'going crazy'


Speaking to the Newcastle Chronicle, Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone said: “For me, I’m going crazy!

“We’re desperately trying to get one [a clean sheet], but we’re finding it tough to get it.

“I’m making a few saves to keep us in the games.

“But it’s the work of the whole team, from the strikers through to me. All 11 players have to be concentrated on not giving cheap goals away.”

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Forrest to leave Celtic?


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James Forrest is on the lookout for a new club after Celtic manager Ronny Deila revealed he had rejected a new contract.

Forrest claimed in November he wanted to stay at Parkhead and was "pretty confident" a new deal would be sorted out.

But Deila now claims the Scotland international wants to try something new and the 24-year-old looks set to move on. 

Birmingham mourn ex-boss Goodwin

Freddie Goodwin

Birmingham City will wear black armbands for Tuesday's game against Bolton, and have a minute's applause before kick-off, following the death of former manager Freddie Goodwin, aged 82.

Goodwin was a Busby Babe who played for Manchester United in the 1958 FA Cup final, in the same season as the Munich Air Disaster.

He managed Birmingham from 1970 to 1975, leading them into the Old First Division, and also had spells in charge at Brighton and Scunthorpe.

BreakingVunipolas sign new Sarries deals

Rugby union

England internationals Billy and Mako Vunipola have signed contract extensions with Saracens through to 2019.

Villa defeat not as dramatic as it sounds


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A bit of background to that Villa story (15:23 GMT) about the development team beating the seniors 3-0 last Friday.

In the victorious side were Jordan Ayew, Leandro Bacuna and Jordan Lyden - all of whom should be in the squad for the Stoke match this Saturday.

Among the seniors who didn't play were Bunn, Okore, Lescott, Richards and Cissohko - which could be Villa's defence on Saturday - plus Gestede and Agbonlahor.

Those who did turn out included Sinclair, Westwood, Hutton, Clark, Westwood, Gana and Veretout.

But it was far from being a full-strength seniors XI while the development side wasn't exactly chock-full of callow youths.

'Done deal'


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We mentioned earlier that Harry Redknapp's column in today's Daily Telegraph is quite interesting stuff.

It begins: "The word in football is that Jose Mourinho and Manchester United is already a done deal, so it is a question of how much longer Louis van Gaal can survive as manager.

"Mourinho is expected to go in at the end of the season and faces a huge rebuilding job to turn United into a force again because these last few years have been desperate."

The full article is here.

On this day...


Two sad tales happened on this day. 

2003: Shane Warne was banned from cricket for a year, ruling him out of the World Cup, after he tested positive for banned diuretics. 

2010: Former Great Britain hooker Terry Newton had his contract terminated by Wakefield after admitting using human growth hormone, and was banned from all rugby for two years by UK Anti-Doping. In September 2010 Newton was found hanged at his home. 

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Forget Shrewsbury v Man Utd, tonight’s big one is at Roots Hall for Southend v Burton! Live radio comms later on @BBCEssexSport 95.8fm

Pictures: The Snowman Rally


Scottish motorsport's Snowman Rally was held in the Highlands on Saturday.

Starting in Inverness, the event's competitors raced in stages held in forests in the surrounding area. 

Photographer Paul Campbell captured some of the action.

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Nishaal Rooplall:

The reign of Van Gaal, is almost over,

The question is who's gonna be the one to take over?

The fans have had enough and Van Gaal fears his reign is all over.

I hope we see him leaving on a plane after Monday's over!

The Manchester United

board need to make their decision,

I really hope he gets the boot by the United inquisition!

He tried his best but it wasn’t enough, time has shown us that Van Gaal has lost his stuff!

The ending is now near, as a new leader, they now hunt...

Who could that person

be? Is the “SPECIAL” one or the "LEGEND" in front?

We still miss Fergie and we'd love to have him back...

I personally hope that the loyal "LEGENDARY" personality gets given a crack!’

Manchester United have struggled, we've really found it hard,

We've let go of too many players trying to buy a new squad. 

Giggs could be our very own Guardiola,

He could make the misery become all but over. 

I really hope he gets the job, it's the right thing to do...

He deserves a real chance to show the world what he can do. 

During these tough times, our hearts have started to cry,

But just like his legend status Manchester United will never die!!!!  

Off to India


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Former Birmingham City boss Freddie Goodwin receives a manager of the month award in 1972

Former Busby Babe, Birmingham City boss and Lancashire cricketer Freddie Goodwin dies at the age of 82.

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Not pretty to watch

South Africa v England

South Africa
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England coach Trevor Bayliss has admitted South Africa's nine-wicket Twenty20 thrashing of his team in Johannesburg was "men against boys".

South Africa needed only 14.4 overs to reach their target of 172, with AB de Villiers making 71 in just 29 balls.

It gave them a 2-0 T20 series win to go with their 3-2 one-day series victory.

"The first half of the trip was very exciting," Bayliss said. "But we got worse as the series went on and South Africa got better."

Shattered but victorious


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Ronnie O'Sullivan says he needs a month's rest after displaying his brilliant skills to win seven frames in a row and beat Neil Robertson to win his fourth Welsh Open title.

Australian Robertson had won the first two frames of the best-of-17 final and extended his lead to 5-2 during the first session in Cardiff.

But O'Sullivan, 40, won the next seven frames, sealing victory with a break of 141 to move level with John Higgins on four Welsh Open titles.

"I feel shattered, I need a month of just relaxing," he said.

Mbappe breaks Thierry Henry record


Kylian Mbappe became Monaco's youngest ever scorer when he netted a stoppage-time goal in a 3-1 win over bottom club Troyes - at the age of 17 years and 62 days.

The previous record holder was Thierry Henry, who was 17 years and 254 days when he struck against Lens in April 1995.

By the way, Mbappe wasn't even born when Henry won the 1998 World Cup with France.

Kylian Mbappe
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Kylian Mbappe was not born when Hanson sang MMMBop

Back in action

Rugby Union

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Centre Jonathan Davies has resumed Wales training for Friday's Six Nations visit of France after a hip injury saw him miss Clermont's match on Saturday.

Assistant coach Rob Howley has confirmed wing George North has been training in midfield as a precaution.

"We've run George at 13, he has trained there this morning and that's one of our options," Howley said.  

Oh dear, oh dear...


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You know you are having a bad season when this happens.

According to Sky Sports, Aston Villa boss Remi Garde organised a behind-closed-doors training match between his first team and the club's Under-21 development side - and the youngsters won 3-0.

You shouldn't laugh, but...

Full story here.

I'll raise the bar - Hamilton

Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton has shrugged off his finish to last season and says he is motivated to "raise the bar again" in 2016.

The British driver sealed his third world title in October but was runner-up to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in the last three races of the season.

"It made me think 'OK, next year Nico is going to be super quick and super strong'," Hamilton, 31, said.

The new season starts on 20 March with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

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Formula 1

Answers to today's #QSTeaser from @QuestionofSport Emerson Fittipaldi, Mario Andretti, Ayrton Senna, Jacques Villeneuve and Fernando Alonso

Daws keeps Scunthorpe job

League One

The Iron can confirm the appointment of Nick Daws as manager of Scunthorpe United until the end of the season.

The Iron can confirm the appointment of Nick Daws as manager of Scunthorpe United until the end of the season.

Read more on the League One Iron extending their caretaker manager's spell here.


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At the weekend in the FA Cup, West Brom winger Chris Brunt was hit with a coin thrown by a fan of his own club.

Then Chelsea fans threw coins at Manchester City players following City's equaliser in their tie.

What punishment do you think football clubs should get if their fans throw coins? You can vote on this page right now until 16:30 GMT.

Hereford v Claridge


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It might be an FA Cup night but an interesting story has emerged from one of the other cup competitions.

Hereford United's name is synonimous with the FA Cup due to Ronnie Radford's brilliant goal against Newcastle in 1972.

The last few years have not been kind to the Bulls though. They ended up being liquidated midway through last season, so started the new campaign as Hereford FC in the Midland Football League.

After beating Camberley in the quarter-final on Saturday, Hereford are now just two games from Wembley in the FA Vase.

And today's semi-final draw has pitted them against another well-known name, Salisbury City, managed by BBC football pundit Steve Claridge.

Garbutt receives punch ban

Rugby league

Leeds Rhinos prop Mitch Garbutt has been suspended for two matches for a throwing a punch during Sunday's World Club Challenge game against North Queensland Cowboys.

Garbutt admitted a grade C offence after striking James Tamou towards the end of his side's 38-4 defeat.

He will miss Super League games against Catalans Dragons and Huddersfield Giants.

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Happy Birthday


Everybody sing along, it's a happy birthday to (from top left and then clockwise):

Juninho: The former Middlesbrough pocket rocket (43 today) had two spells up on Teesside and helped them to lift the League Cup back in 2004.

Shaka Hislop: Premier League pedigree with the man between the sticks. He played for Reading, Newcastle and Portsmouth before retiring in 2007. He's 47 today.

Sergio Romero: The youngest of all celebrators here - only 29,  Romero is David de Gea's understudy at Manchester United. 

Branislav Ivanovic: Just three years the elder of Romero, the Chelsea defender turns 32 today. 

Juninho, Shaka Hislop, Branislav Ivanovic, Sergio Romero
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Jose will be back


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Aitor Karanka is confident old friend Jose Mourinho will be back in management before long - because he is the best in the business.

Middlesbrough head coach Karanka, who served as his number two at Real Madrid, said: "I can be concerned with a coach who has been sacked one or two months ago and he doesn't have a team now and he isn't going to have a team. But Jose, I don't think he has problems to take a team next season.

"When I speak with him, I don't speak anything about his future because I know he is going to be working because he is the best." 

Chile to face Argentina


Copa America

Holders Chile have been drawn in the same group as Argentina, Bolivia and Panama at the special centenary Copa America.

The 100th anniversary of football's oldest international championship sees hosts USA drawn with Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay.

Uruguay, the tournament's most successful team, play Jamaica, Mexico and Venezuela, while 2007 winners Brazil face Ecuador, Haiti and Peru.

The 2016 Copa America has been expanded by four teams and is being staged outside the South American Football Confederation for the first time.

The tournament starts on 3 June when USA play Colombia in Santa Clara, California.

The final is on 26 June at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.