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Summary

  1. Wales unchanged for England Six Nations game
  2. Sharapova wants to play on despite provisional drugs ban
  3. FA Cup fifth-round replay: Hull v Arsenal (19:00 GMT)
  4. International Women's Day #bbcsportsday: Sexism in sport debate

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By Steve Canavan and Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye but not goodnight...

That's all from us on Sportsday but don't you go anywhere.

There is live World Twenty20 cricket right here, and coming up from !8:00 GMT we've live coverage of Hull City's FA Cup fifth round replay against holders Arsenal.

Enjoy - and we'll be here again from 08:00 GMT on Wednesday.

Coach faced racism, sexism & Islamophobia

Football

Annie Zaidi is a female football coach of South Asian heritage. She has passed her FA Level 2 badge and is working towards her Uefa B coaching licence.

In November, the 32-year-old received the Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration at the Sportswomen of the Year Awards.

An Arsenal fan, her dream is one day to become Gunners manager.

Read her story here.

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'Bonus points for more tries'

Rugby Union

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New Zealand great Dan Carter has called for the introduction of a bonus point system to encourage more attacking and breathe fresh life into the Six Nations.

He wants to see bonus points for scoring four tries or more.

"I definitely think it would be great," the three-times World Player of the Year told The Times. "We play with them in all our competitions back home, always chasing the four tries to get the bonus point.

"It entices you to not only look for the win ... I think it'd be good up here too."

'He's our Tiger Woods'

Snooker

Ronnie O'Sullivan
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Ronnie O'Sullivan's talent makes him snooker's answer to golfer Tiger Woods, according to fellow player Ryan Day.

O'Sullivan will compete alongside Day at the World Grand Prix in Llandudno, which starts on Tuesday. O'Sullivan, who lost 10-7 to Judd Trump in last year's inaugural final, faces Michael Holt in the opening round.

"I think he's the Tiger Woods of snooker," Day said. "He's the biggest draw and brings in more spectators.

"In every tournament I prefer to see Ronnie in the draw. It brings something special to the event."

BreakingTerry out

Chelsea v PSG (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

It has been confirmed that Chelsea captain John Terry will miss Chelsea's Champions League encounter with Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford bridge tomorrow.

Did the earth move for you?

Football

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Now we all know Leicester have fantastic fans but maybe we didn't realise just how much they back their team.

According to a team of researchers, supporters celebrated the Foxes recent late winner against Norwich is such raucous fashion that it caused an earthquake with a magnitude of 0.3 on the Richter scale.

Don't believe us? Check out this report in The Guardian.

'I don't see how it's possible'

Maria Sharapova fails drugs test

Former British number 2's Jamie Baker and Melanie South have been discussing the Sharapova case on Twitter.

Having needed a TUE at one point in my career I don't see how it's possible to 'not check the banned list' when knowingly on medication

I agree and i always had to write down any medication I was on when I did my drugs test even ibuprofen twitter.com/jamiebaker86/s…

Casey Stoney Q&A

Football

What are five changes you would like to see made to women's football?

Better standard of refereeing

The best coaches

Encouragement from schools for girls to play football

More females in decisions making positions

More media coverage

Casey Stoney Q&A

Football

Richard Tugwell: What does she feel it will take to close the gender gap in football?

We need more women in board rooms and decision making positions. Need we also need clubs to do more in terms of marketing and on the commercial side of things to get bums on seats at the grounds. And we need to have continued success at international level because we saw what happened after we won the bronze medal at the World Cup.

Kayleigh: Who would make your five-a-side team? (One male and one female team!) Thanks for all you do! In the women’s team, alongside me I’d have Pauline Cope in goal, Kelly Smith, Fara Williams and Karen Carney.

For the men’s team I’d have David Seaman, Paolo Maldini, Bobby Moore, Lionel Messi and Cristano Ronaldo - be interesting to see if those two could play on the same team together.  

International Women's Day

Cricket

Happy #InternationalWomensDay from the @bbctms team #bbccricket

Happy #InternationalWomensDay from the @bbctms team #bbccricket

Casey Stoney Q&A

Football

Becky White: what are you most looking forward to with the new season? Also any chance I could get your England top?

I may run a competition for my England top so keep your eyes peeled! To be honest I’m just looking forward to playing again after such a long break.

Kenny Gooner: What's your best moment as an Arsenal Ladies player? What's your favourite food?

I love Thai food. My favourite moment at Arsenal has to be winning the FA Cup in 2014.

Michael Carroll: Hi Case, who has been the best manager you have played under in your career & why? 

Keith Boanas at Charlton, without a doubt. He cared about me as a person, ahead of being a player and so he always got the best out of me.

Connie Bostock: Did anyone tell you that you couldn't play and if so what was your response?

I was told this constantly when I was a little girl. We were told we didn’t play football so my response was to role my sleeves up and prove them wrong. And I’m very pleased I did!

Casey Stoney Q&A

Football

What do you think of the new Arsenal ladies hub that was opened today? 

Fantastic! It’ll make a real improvement to our day-to-day lives as it’s such a professional environment. We now have our own home, which is rare in the men’s game and it’ll just makes our lives a lot easier.

Mark Sims: What would be your favourite match you ever played in?

It has to be at the London 2012 Olympics when we played Brazil at Wembley. It was the proudest moment of my career to lead my team out at the home of English football. I never, ever dreamt that would happen!

Casey Stoney Q&A

Football

John Hayhurst: Casey, Who has been the biggest influence on your career? 

Keith Boanas, my coach at Charlton. He’s still a mentor even now and is like a father figure to me. He believed in me when I didn’t even believe in myself, he’s the reason I kept going.MK: What is your favourite thing about playing football? No matter what’s going on in life, I can emerge myself into a game and I love it. Outside of my family, it’s the love of my life.Helen Charlesworth: Best advice for 15 yr girl (16 next wk!) who wants to be professional player? You have to love what you do because it’s really, really hard work to get to the top and it’s even harder to stay there. It sounds like a cliche but there are no shortcuts. You have to be very dedicated and challenge yourself everyday to be better.

Casey Stoney Q&A

Football

Who is the best young talent at Arsenal right now?

Leah Williamson. She’s very talented. She’s got a lot of work still to do but she's level headed and has a bright future. I personally think she could make a great centre-half but she won’t like me saying that!

Fred Thurbin: Considering how well our international team is doing how come our club sides struggle so much in Europe? Our WSL season is formatted for us to be successful in Europe so we’re out of sync with the other countries. The other teams are still playing week in, week out when we’re in the off-season.

MazLeedsLadies: Casey, who was your hero/heroine growing up? There wasn’t a lot of women’s sport on TV when I was growing up so didn’t really have a female heroine growing up, part from my mum! Ian Wright was someone I admired, he always made playing football look fun.

Casey Stoney Q&A

Football

As promised, here is a BBC Sport Q&A with England and Arsenal star Casey Stoney.

Emma: As it's national women's day which females inspires you?

The strong women in my life, my mum, my partner Megan and my little girl, Tilly.Sulaiman Ritchie: Hi Casey, with the new signings adding to the team are you as confident as I that you can win the treble this year #bbcsportsday

Treble, wow, no pressure there! I’m really confident going into this season. We’ve got a fantastic squad which will be very competitive. Other teams have made great additions too though so it's going to be a fantastic year for women’s football.

Ceri: Who is the best striker you have played against and why?  

We’ve got amazing great strikers in the England squad but I’d have to say over the year, probably the best was player was Germany’s Brigit Prinz. She was an absolute machine.

'We hate Forest'

Football

A Derby County fan has slated his team's rivals by spelling out "We hate Forest" in roof tiles on a building he was working on.

David Greenall did it for "a bit of a laugh" and hopes Nottingham Forest fans will see the funny side.

Read more here.

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'Next 48 hours crucial for McClaren'

Newcastle United latest

Ian Dennis

BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

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The future of Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren should be decided within the next 48 hours.

Despite increased speculation the club has so far resisted making a change but the board did meet yesterday to discuss his position.

McClaren took training today ahead of Monday's visit to Leicester City but question marks remain whether he will still be in charge.

Williams speaks out on Sharapova

Maria Sharapova latest

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Serena Williams, the top-ranked player in women's tennis, says she is shocked to hear her friend and fellow tennis star Maria Sharapova has failed a drug test, but she commended Sharapova for showing courage in taking responsibility.

"As Maria said, she's ready to take full responsibility and I think that showed a lot of courage and a lot of heart," said Williams.

"She has showed courage and heart in everything she has done and this is no different."

World Twenty20 latest

Scotland v Afghanistan

#SCO have made a good start. 60-0 after 6 in pursuit of 171. Watch highlights m.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cri… #AFGvSCO

#SCO have made a good start. 60-0 after 6 in pursuit of 171. Watch highlights m.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cri… #AFGvSCO

#SCO will need 170 to win after #AFG finish on 169-5. WATCH highlights m.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cri… #WT20 #bbccricket

#SCO will need 170 to win after #AFG finish on 169-5. WATCH highlights m.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cri… #WT20 #bbccricket

Live coverage continues here.

Blow for Hull

Football

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Hull have suffered an injury blow with news that forward Shaun Maloney faces three weeks on the sidelines.

The Scotland international picked up an ankle problem in training on Monday and has been ruled out of tonight's FA Cup fifth-round replay with Arsenal and several games of the Tigers' Championship promotion push.

Sexism in football

Football

Yesterday outside the Carneiro tribunal "that" vulgar phrase was shouted by passers-by 3 times towards cameras. Will it ever stop? #IWD2016

Mark Tyler

Veteran Luton Town goalkeeper Mark Tyler rejoins former club Peterborough United as a player-coach.

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Call for more media coverage

Concerns have been raised about a lack of coverage of women's sport in the Welsh media.

Paralympic great Tanni Grey-Thompson, swimmer Jazz Carlin and footballer Jess Fishlock are among 20 sportswomen who wrote to broadcasters.

They called for a "rebalancing" of coverage.

BBC Wales said it had a "proud record of covering a broad range of sports and continues to focus on ways of better serving its audiences".

Read more here.

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Clockwise from top left: Tanni Grey-Thompson, Jazz Carlin, Frankie Jones, Olivia Breen, Nicole Cooke and Jess Fishlock

Women can rule in Rio - Adlington

Nick Hope

BBC Sport, Olympic Sport reporter

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Two-time Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Adlington tells me that Britain’s women can make a major impact at Rio 2016.

World championship titles for GB men Adam Peaty and James Guy stole the headlines in 2015, the likes of Jazmin Carlin and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor will be expected to challenge for honours this summer.

“They are both fantastic athletes and have been improving year-on-year,” Adlington tells BBC Sport. 

“They’ll have seen what Adam [Peaty] has achieved and be thinking ‘this is where I want to make my mark’ and I really believe they can at the Olympics.”

'I am truly sorry' - Margaret Byrne

Sunderland chief exec resigns

Margaret Byrne
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Margaret Byrne's statement concluded: "Mr Johnson's victim has endured a terrible ordeal and for that I am truly sorry. At no time was the failure to suspend him again intended to cause any harm or distress to her or her family.

"I recognise that, as CEO, my involvement with Mr Johnson and the decision to allow him to continue to represent the club was a serious mistake. I sincerely regret that this error has impacted on the victim, the club, its supporters and all those affected in such a devastating manner.

"Sunderland AFC has a long and proud history. To see the criticism levelled against it in the last week, and the effect that has had on its staff and supporters in light of this decision, has hurt me deeply.

"To this end and for the long-term good of the club and its staff, I have stepped down as CEO with immediate effect. I thank everyone at Sunderland AFC for their support over the last nine years. I will make no further comment."       

Latest on Margaret Byrne's resignation

Sunderland chief exec resigns

Adam Johnson
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Margaret Byrne's statement continued: "I accept that Mr Johnson should not have been permitted to play again, irrespective of what he was going to plead. It was a serious error of judgment and I accept full responsibility for this.

"The club's board was made aware of the broad nature of the allegations, which were a matter of public knowledge, but not of the detail that I was personally privy to.

"Based on the information that I had and satisfied that risk assessments had been made, safeguarding measures put in place and the appropriate bodies consulted, I understood the legal process would run its course.

"Mr Johnson remained innocent until proven guilty and I was concerned that any action taken by the club against him may be misinterpreted as a judgment on the club's part as to his guilt at a time when he steadfastly maintained his determination to plead not guilty and fight the charges.

"On that basis I recommended to the board that Mr Johnson should be allowed to play for the club, pending trial."

Latest on Margaret Byrne's resignation

Sunderland chief exec resigns

Margaret Byrne's statement continued: "In the following days, Mr Johnson engaged Mr Pownall and changed his legal team and he confirmed to me that he was intending to defend each charge.

"He told me that he was confident of a successful outcome.

"I did not meet Mr Pownall again and I played no part in respect of plea decisions that he made with his legal team.

"Contrary to what has been suggested, I did not understand that Mr Johnson intended to change his plea at trial or at all.

"I was astounded when he did plead guilty."

Latest on Margaret Byrne's resignation

Sunderland chief executive resigns

Margaret Byrne's statement continued: "Mr Johnson maintained, as he did throughout the entire process, that he would strenuously fight all charges.

"Mr Johnson asked me for a recommendation regarding legal representation and I arranged for him to meet Orlando Pownall QC. Mr Johnson's father sent me some documents that he asked me to forward to Mr Pownall, which I did.

"I did not examine the contents of these documents in any detail. Because I had recommended Mr Pownall, I attended part of the introductory meeting at which Mr Pownall met with Mr Johnson. This meeting took place on 4 May, 2015.

"After this meeting, Mr Pownall sent me a note to forward to Mr Johnson which recorded, amongst other things, that Mr Johnson had kissed the victim and communicated with her. I did not share this information with anybody including the board of Sunderland AFC."

Latest on Margaret Byrne's resignation

Sunderland chief exec resigns

Sunderland's chief executive Margaret Byrne has resigned in the wake of the Adam Johnson case, saying the decision to allow the player to continue to represent the club after he was charged was "a serious mistake".

In a lengthy statement released to the media in the last few minutes, she says she wants to "clarify a number of points relating to my handling of the Adam Johnson issue".

She continues: "I first met with police representatives after Mr Johnson had been arrested and whilst he was still in custody. At this time they outlined the nature of the allegations but did not go into detail as he had not been interviewed or charged at this point.

"After this meeting with the police I took the decision to suspend Mr Johnson, which was agreed by the club's board and chairman.

"This suspension was lifted after two weeks, after the club's position was considered with external legal advisers and the PFA. Mr Johnson had still not been charged with any offence."

Latest on Margaret Byrne's resignation

Sunderland chief executive resigns

Sunderland allowed Adam Johnson to continue playing for them for nearly a year despite knowing that he had admitted to kissing a 15-year-old girl.

He was sacked by the club last week after being found guilty of one count of sexual activity with a child, having previously admitted to grooming the girl and one charge of sexual activity with her. 

Latest on Margaret Byrne's resignation

Sunderland chief executive resigns

The Sunderland AFC statement added: "Margaret (Byrne), in her role as CEO, was responsible for the running of the club. She was also accountable for the actions taken by the club in relation to Mr. Johnson.

"Sunderland AFC acknowledges that Margaret's intentions have always been to act in the best interests of the club, however it has become clear through our own internal investigations that in this instance decisions have been taken by Margaret in error.

"Whilst swift and decisive action was taken to terminate Mr. Johnson’s employment upon his guilty plea, decisions taken prior to this, including the decision not to suspend him for a second time pending the outcome of the trial, were wrong."

Ex-Sunderland winger Adam Johnson, 28, faces a jail sentence after being found guilty of sexual activity with a 15-year-old.  

'We are so very sorry for this'

Sunderland chief executive quits

A statement on the Sunderland website following Margaret Byrne's resignation added: "In light of what has been acknowledged by Margaret as a serious error of judgment on her part, we have undertaken a full review of the club’s decision-making processes to ensure that there can be no such mistakes in the future.

"Throughout this deeply regretful situation, we recognise that one devoted young fan and her family have been very badly let down, first and foremost by Mr Johnson and his despicable actions, but also by the club they support. We are so very sorry for this. 

"Mr Johnson lied to the club; he also lied to our fans and they have every right to feel aggrieved by this. Lessons have been learned and we hope that the club and its fans can move forward from this together."

Ex-Sunderland winger Adam Johnson, 28, is facing jail after being found guilty of sexual activity with a girl aged 15.  

Sunderland chief executive quits

Football

In a statement, Margaret Byrne said: "I recognise that, as CEO, my involvement with Mr Johnson and the decision to allow him to continue to represent Sunderland was a serious mistake."

Tim Flowers

Championship club Fulham bring in Tim Flowers as goalkeeping coach for the rest of the season.

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BreakingSunderland chief executive quits

Football

Margaret Byrne has resigned as Sunderland chief executive. She had been criticised following her role in the Adam Johnson trouble.

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Stoney Q&A

Football

Thanks for your questions to Arsenal and England defender Casey Stoney - we will publish the answers to the best questions here before 17:00 GMT.

'Game-changer'

Tennis

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Maria Sharapova's failed drugs test is a "game-changer for life, not just for tennis", says her former coach.

Nick Bollettieri also told the BBC he was shocked the former world number one had tested positive because "she has always been above board in everything".

He added: "It's kind of tough to find a black mark against her."

Sharapova has been taking meldonium since 2006 for health reasons - the substance was added to the banned list at the start of 2016.

Organisers not worried by slow ticket sales

Paralympics

Andrew Parsons, president of the Brazilian Paralympic committee and director of Paralympic integration for Rio 2016 - has spoken to BBC Brasil about poor ticket sales.

Only 11% of the three million tickets have been sold.

"We are still confident that we will sell all the tickets available for the Paralympic Games. Brazilians are late buyers – mainly the cariocas, the people who live in Rio de Janeiro.

"We didn’t manage to create a sense of urgency in the Brazilian population. 

"People know that they will still be able to buy tickets at the very last moment, so they will wait right up until the middle of the Olympic Games or the transition period to buy the Paralympic tickets.”

Disabled by polio at three years old, Triinh Thi Bich Nhu was resigned to a sheltered life in a rural village in Vietnam - until she discovered swimming.