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  1. Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill retires from athletics
  2. Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury suspended by British Boxing Board of Control
  3. Andy Murray beats Lucas Pouille in third round of Shanghai Masters
  4. Get Involved: #bbcsportsday

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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An Ode to Jess

We need one more line, just one more line to complete our Ode to Jessica Ennis-Hill. Tweet the final line to #Odetojess.

Jess, much have you travell'd in the realms of gold'

You've been an inspiration to those both young and old

Sheffield's finest, a woman of steel,

You've shown many an athlete a clean pair of heels.

The pride of a nation, you've carried with dignity,

And impressed the world with your peerless ability,

We've followed your highs on the edge of our seats,

We screamed at the telly- to help you compete.

The battles, tears and victories,

Your place in Britain’s history,

Your strength and smiles as bright as the sun,

Running with you, we always won.

Much have you travell’d in the realms of gold…


And that is the end of Sportsday for today. We will be back again tomorrow morning at 08:00 BST for a busy day of Premier League news conferences.

Thanks for all your comments and bye for now.

'Raise a glass'

Jessica Ennis-Hill retires from athletics

Got a slow start out of the blocks but lets raise a glass to @J_Ennis on such a fantastic career. 🇬🇧 Here's to the next stage of your life 🍾

Bishop breaks nose twice in one month


Teddy Bishop
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Talk about unlucky.

Ipswich midfielder Teddy Bishop has broken his nose for the second time in a month following a training ground challenge.

The 20-year-old suffered the recurrence of the injury, having initially broken his nose in September's match against Aston Villa.

Bishop has played 11 times for Town this season after missing most of the last campaign through injury.

He is now a major doubt for Saturday's Championship trip to Blackburn.

Help the FA


The Football Association has launched the 2016 Grassroots Football Survey and want your opinions on how to improve the game.

In October 2015, more than 28,750 players, coaches, referees, staff and volunteers completed the inaugural online poll to assess public opinion around the grassroots game.

The results provided valuable feedback and displayed a number of positives, but also highlighted some areas for improvement.

Click here to answer the 2016 Grassroots Football survey.

London Stadium not a problem - Bilic


West Ham United: Bilic says London Stadium is 'not a problem'

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic refuses to blame the Hammers' poor Premier League form on the club's move to the London Stadium, saying it is "not a problem."

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Your first sporting memory

Toniwater: Seeing Seve "Our King" winning The Irish Open at Royal Dublin in 83. Wow he was something special.

Colin Farthing: First sporting memory Gazza's goal v Scotland for England at Euro96. Over Colin Hendry past Andy Goram.

Rob Smith: Going to the WACA (in Perth, Australia) with my dad to watch the cricket. 

In tonight's BBC Get Inspired show with Darren Campbell, Olympic gold medallist Samantha Quek visits her first hockey club. You can listen to the programme on BBC Radio 5 live from 20:30 BST.

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Question of Sport teaser


Earlier today our Question of Sport Teaser was...

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'A phenomenal athlete'


An Ode to Jess

We are progressing nicely with our ode to Jessica Ennis-Hill. Take a look at what we have so far. Now we need you to contribute a fifth line. Tweet #OdetoJess.

Jess, much have you travell'd in the realms of gold'

You've been an inspiration to those both young and old

Sheffield's finest, a woman of steel,

You've shown many an athlete a clean pair of heels…

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On this day...


Paula Radcliffewon the Chicago Marathon, setting a then world record time of two hours 17 minutes and 18 seconds.

The victory capped a sensational year for the Brit, following her victory in the London Marathon, where Radcliffe set a course-record time, as well as gold medal success at the European Championships and Commonwealth Games.

Paula Radcliffe
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'Retiring on your terms'

Jessica Ennis-Hill retires from athletics

Former British sprinter Marlon Devonish is one of many, many athletes to have paid tribute to Jessica Ennis-Hill after she announced her retirement from athletics earlier today.

Sad to hear you retire today @J_Ennis but happy you're retiring on your terms wishing you all the best in the future. Congratulations👏🏾

Argentine club told to fix wonky pitch


A club in Argentina have been ordered to fix the wonky pitch they have been playing on for almost 30 years.

Liniers: Argentine fifth tier club are told to fix their wonky pitch

An Ode to Jess

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There you have it, we want you to help us construct an ode to Jessica Ennis-Hill after she announced her retirement.

We will be asking for another line to the poem every 20 minutes or so. Just keep an eye on the BBC Sport Twitter feed and send us anything creative to #OdetoJess.

What we come up with will hopefully be read out on BBC Radio 5 live tonight.

Get cracking.

Djokovic safely through in Shanghai


Top seed and world number one Novak Djokovic beat Vasek Pospisil 6-4 6-4 to progress to the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters, where he will play qualifier Mischa Zverev.

Novak Djokovic in action at the Shanghai Masters
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Your first sporting memory

Erlingur Einarsson: First sporting memory is playing football in school, age 6. Was outraged I didn't keep the ball after kicking it out of bounds. 

Daniel Hodson: First game I really remember was Villa vs Bolton FA Cup Semi Final. Second Game Villa vs Chelsea in final. Both boring games.

John McEnerney: 1979 FA Cup Final Alan Sunderland's winner, nipped in at the back post to win a five goal thriller. Super perm & tash!  

In tonight's BBC Get Inspired show with Darren Campbell, Olympic gold medallist Samantha Quek visits her first hockey club. You can listen to the programme on BBC Radio 5 live from 20:30 BST.

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Koeman hails Guardiola philosophy

Manchester City v Everton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Everton boss Ronald Koeman, who was at Barcelona with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, says: "We have spent many hours together talking about football. I see a lot in his teams from Dutch football. I like that."  

Everton pair doubtful for Etihad

Manchester City v Everton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

James McCarthy and Aaron Lennon are doubtful for Everton's trip to Manchester City but Darron Gibson is ready to return.

'Amazing athlete and a really nice person'

Jessica Ennis-Hill retires from athletics

Britain's number one tennis player Andy Murray posts an Instagram tribute to Jessica Ennis-Hill and writes: "Love @jessicaennishill👍 amazing athlete and a really nice person...😊💪 enjoy your retirement."

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Peaty rested for short course event


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Adam Peaty

Olympic champion Adam Peaty is the noticeable absentee from the British Swimming team named for December's World short course championships in Windsor, Canada.

The Rio 100m breaststroke gold medallist has been given more time to recover following his exploits in the summer, as has fellow individual podium finishers Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Jazz Carlin.

Stephen Milne and Dan Wallace are the only Rio medallists in the squad - having competed as part of the 4x200m freestyle relay team who finished second.

The event - which takes place in a 25m pool, unlike the Olympics which takes place in a 50m pool - will see Scotland's Hannah Miley return to action for the first time since the Rio Games where she was fourth in the 400m individual medley final.

Toffees trio fit to face City

Man City v Everton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Everton boss Ronald Koeman confirms Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka and Romelu Lukaku are all fit for the trip to the Etihad.

Bradley seeks confident Swans display

Arsenal v Swansea (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Staying with Welsh football and Swansea's new American coach Bob Bradley continues to talk a good game ahead of his first match in charge at Arsenal.

"When you go away, you have to have the confidence to have people in front of the ball and play passes that break through the lines," he opines.  

Jones & Davies to take temporary charge


Wrexham sack boss Mills


Wrexham manager Gary Mills has left the club, with them 15th in the National League and after only one win in their last six games.

A club statement said: "This was a difficult decision but despite some exciting and entertaining football last season, our main priority is promotion back to the Football League and we have not made the progress expected towards that aim."

The club face a FA Cup fourth qualifying game at Stamford on Saturday. 

Wrexham AFC announces the departure of First Team Manager Gary Mills

Spurs to assess Dembele fitness

West Brom v Tottenham (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says midfield maestro Mousa Dembele is one of the players who will be assessed before finalising the team for Saturday's league trip to the Hawthorns.

"We need to assess a few players tomorrow," he says. "We have some issues. We hope it's not a big problem for them to be available." 

Bradley savours Emirates debut

Arsenal v Swansea (Sat, 15:00 BST)

New Swansea coach Bob Bradley says leading the team out at Arsenal will up "up there" as a career highlight. "We have to go there with confidence when we have the ball. We have to go to play - to play passes forward," he explains.

"We have to make sure that defensively, the distance between our lines is right and our awareness is right."  

Supertramp - the newest member of Team GB

Winter sports

Find out how Team GB's 'Supertramp' is helping them prepare for the 2018 Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang.  

Winter Olympics: Team GB's giant new trampoline

Lyle regains Hickory Open crown


Staying with golf and former Open and Masters champion Sandy Lyle has regained the Hickory Open title after winning by an emphatic 10 shots at Panmure. The popular Scotsman, who first won the title in 2014, carded rounds of 67 and 71 in the event honouring golf club manufacturing of yesteryear.

Sandy Lyle in action at the World Hickory Open
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Westwood in touch at British Masters


Ryder Cup stalwart Lee Westwood posted six birdies in a round of 67 to move within a shot of the lead on day one of the British Masters at The Grange in Hertfordshire.

The 43-year-old, who failed to win a point from his three matches in the defeat at Hazeltine, missed the cut in last week's Dunhill Links after an 82 but said of his opening round on Thursday: "It's the best I've played in quite a while.

"My driving has not been great but I drove it really well today and gave myself a lot of chances. I've been working on a couple of things on the swings, looking at old videos when I was getting in good positions."

Scotsman Marc Warren shares the lead at five under after four birdies and an eagle. 

Lee Westwood

'Why are you pushing for England?'

Chelsea v Leicester (Saturday, 12:30 BST)

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You can listen to some of Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri's news conference, courtesy of BBC Radio Leicester.

The Foxes boss discusses whether he is shocked that Jamie Vardy is not getting more playing time for England and whether defender Danny Simpson should get an international call-up.

Claudio Ranieri speaks about Jamie Vardy and Danny Simpson's England chances this season.

Bradley to be involved in Swansea transfers

Arsenal v Swansea (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Unlike predecessor Francesco Guidolin, Bob Bradley insists he will have a say on Swansea transfers, adding: “I will be a part of the process."  



Kent say the ECB decision not to promote them following the relegation of Durham is "wrong, procedurally flawed and in breach of fundamental legal principles".

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Phelan set to be confirmed as Hull boss


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What are your first sporting memories?

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To tie in with Darren Campbell taking Rio 2016 hockey champion Sam Quek back to her first Premiership hockey club for the Get Inspired show, we want you to tell us:

What are your first sporting memories?

Tweet us using #bbcsportsday or write on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

Remember, you can listen to the Get Inspired show on BBC Radio 5 live at 20:30 BST.

Campbell takes Quek back to her roots


Quek shows Campbell the gold medal she won with the Team GB women's team in Rio

As part of his first Get Inspired show on Radio 5 live, Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell has taken Rio 2016 hockey champion Sam Quek back to her first Premiership hockey club.

Sam talks about her journey through hockey, how she nearly turned her back on the game and how she and the team are inspiring the next generation.

You can hear more of the interview with Sam - and lots more about getting into sport - from 20:30 BST tonight.

Ranieri puzzled at poor away form

Chelsea v Leicester (Saturday, 12:30 BST)

Claudio Ranieri's Leicester, the reigning Premier League champions, have lost all three of their away league matches this season, and face another tricky test as they play at Chelsea on Saturday.

Ranieri admitted he could not understand what had gone wrong on the road.

"It is difficult to say why," said Ranieri. "In the first match (at Hull) we were unlucky as we created chances, the other two matches we deserved to lose, Liverpool and Manchester (United) were better than us."

Claudio Ranieri
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Leicester lost to Jose Mourinho's Manchester United 4-1 in the Foxes' last away Premier League match

Bradley pleased with Swansea squad

Arsenal v Swansea (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Swansea's new American boss Bob Bradley explains how his first training session have been going at the club. 

"I believe training should be sharp, the right level of intensity but also where you're not on the field for hours. I couldn't ask more from the guys, the response has been terrific," he says. 

"As I get to know the group there are a lot of very nice guys who get along well, you can see there is a camaraderie and that is a great starting point." 

Bob Bradley
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Spurs are more mature - Pochettino

West Brom v Tottenham (Sat, 15:00 BST)

He may be playing down talk of the title but Spurs are the only unbeaten team in the top flight this term and boss Mauricio Pochettino is pleased with their progress. "We are more mature and more focused to make every game like a final," he says. "Every point is very important and we have improved on that from last season."

Mauricio Pochettino with Spurs midfielder Dele Alli

'I had a nightmare season last year'

Ronnie O'Sullivan out of the English Open

Some quotes from Chris Wakelin, who has just beaten five-time world snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-3 in the third round of the English Open in Manchester.

"I'm very relieved in the end, I had several chances to get over the line," Wakelin tells Eurosport. "When I missed the pink at 3-2 I feared the worst. You don't get many chances against any of the top players, but in the last frame there were a couple of points where I thought 'you are throwing this away, Chris'.

"I had a nightmare season last year and never got past the second round so I'm delighted to get into the last 16."

World number 70 Wakelin will play either Australia's former world champion Neil Robertson or China's Xiao Guodong in the last 16 later on tonight.