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Summary

  1. Rooney remains England captain
  2. Kane signs new Spurs contract to 2022
  3. Seven Premier League managers speak to media

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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QPR v Wolves (19:45 GMT)

That's the end of Sportsday for today. But it's not the end of sport today.

From 19:30 GMT, follow live text coverage and listen to Radio 5 live sports extra commentary as Wolves travel to QPR in the Championship. 

Click here to see today's live coverage and to set mobile reminders.

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Toner to stay at Leinster

Rugby union

Ireland lock Devin Toner has signed a three-year contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) to remain at Leinster until at least June 2020. 

Roma ultras to boycott derby again

Roma fans will boycott Sunday's derby at Lazio for the third time in a row.

The hardcore supporters who occupy the Curva Sud are protesting against security measures they say are destroying their fan culture.

However, Lazio fans, who also boycotted the previous derby in March, are expected to end their protest.

Thomson back in front

Yachting

Britain's Alex Thomson regained the lead in his battle with French rival Armel Le Cleac'h for first place in the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world yacht race. 

Thomson, on Hugo Boss and aiming to become the first non-French winner of the gruelling race, was just 0.65 nautical miles (1.2 kilometers) ahead of Le Cleac'h in Banque Populaire VIII. 

Sussex cricketers hit out

Cricket

Not exactly winter nets, but Sussex's Jofra Archer and his colleagues were put through their paces in the boxing ring this morning.

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Mkhitaryan: I've worked hard to earn my chance

Football

Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he has worked hard to earn his chance at Manchester United.

The Armenia midfielder has been out of favour at Old Trafford this season after joining in the summer, but has recently started to work his way into the side.

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The Armenian midfielder says he's put in the hard work on the training pitch.

Bob Bradley: Egyptian tragedy taught me to lead by example

Football

Swansea City manager Bob Bradley says facing tragedy during his time in charge of Egypt’s national side has taught him to lead by example.

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The Swansea City boss explains how dealing with tragedy in Port Said developed him.

Inter captain to wear special armband

Souare not sure if he will play again

BBC World Service

Crystal Palace and Senegal defender Pape Souare says he is not sure if he will be able to return to football following a car crash in September. 

The 26-year-old is currently recovering from a broken jaw and thigh bone.

Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare says car crash may have ended his career

Limerick deny Essien reports

Limerick chairman Pat O'Sullivan has denied having talks with former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien about buying a stake in the Irish side.

The 33-year-old Ghanaian, who is not currently playing for any club, attended a game during their recent promotion-winning season.

Read the Irish Independent story here.

This was a picture of Essien at Limerick earlier this season, with a member of today's Sportsday team in the background...

@LimerickFCie are 1 up at half time & @MichaelEssien is enjoying his time with #Pat O'Sullivan owner @LimerickFCie

@LimerickFCie are 1 up at half time & @MichaelEssien is enjoying his time with #Pat O'Sullivan owner @LimerickFCie

Ex-Glamorgan skipper dies

Cricket

'Mourinho given funds for more defenders'

Manchester United have given Jose Mourinho the "green light to aggressively strengthen" the club's defence in January, say the Daily Record.

United signed Eric Bailly in the summer, but Mourinho had wanted a second centre-back and a full-back.

Jose Mourinho
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"Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is a Champions League-level central defender."

On this day...

Rugby Union

In 2012 England clinched a sensational 38-21 victory over world champions New Zealand, who suffered their first defeat in 21 matches, at Twickenham. 

England celebrates at Twickenham
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Cazorla out for three months

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla will be out for three months after deciding to have ankle surgery.

The Spaniard, who was injured in a Champions League game on 19 October, is travelling to Sweden next week for the operation.

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla
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Woods returns

Golf

Follow Tiger's progress here.

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Burnley news conference

Stoke v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

More thoughts from Burnley manager Sean Dyche following successive defeats against West Brom and Manchester City.

"You want points of course, however you get them. You can't luck out all the time. I don't think we have this season. You have to get your performance levels right, we didn't at West Brom, we were much better against Man City. 

"We at least prevented arguably one of the best teams in the division from getting a grip of the game. I thought we did that in many different ways – Pep mentioned that afterwards – maximising the group is what all managers want to do and I certainly want to do that."

Volland faces lay-off

Football

Bayer Leverkusen forward Kevin Volland has been ruled out for the rest of the year after picking up a thigh muscle injury in training.

The 24-year-old Germany international, who joined Leverkusen this season from Hoffenheim, injured his right thigh and will be out for at least eight weeks. 

Kevin Volland
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'Operation recommended for Cazorla'

Football

Santi Cazorla
PA

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been advised to undergo surgery, IBTimes reports. 

The Spaniard has not played since October because of an Achilles tendon injury. He and the club will make their decision later today.

Burnley injury update

Stoke v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

Injury news from Burnley boss Sean Dyche for the trip to the Potteries, Dean Marney has a "strong chance", Johann Berg Gudmundsson is out and goalkeeper Tom Heaton is "touch-and-go".

Jordan heads for Big Bash

Cricket

Sussex and England all-rounder Chris Jordan will play for the Adelaide Strikers in the forthcoming Big Bash Twenty20 competition in Australia.

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Bradley positive for Tottenham trip

Tottenham v Swansea (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

Swansea's American boss Bob Bradley looks ahead to a busy schedule over the next month as the Welsh side look to build on his first Premier League win at the helm - that remarkable 5-4 win over Crystal Palace last week - with another good display at Tottenham this weekend.

"It’s a busy schedule through the holidays, and it’s an opportunity for us to turn things around – to put a bad start behind us," Bradley says.  

"It’s an opportunity to go after Tottenham in the right way and play for three points. That’s our mentality."  

Allen's history at Barnet

Football

Fair to say Martin Allen, who has left Barnet for Eastleigh - ninth in the National League - has had a bit of a chequered history managing the Bees, having four spells with the club and resigning three times.

He left for Brentford in March 2004, returning seven years later on an eight-game contract which lasted only three before he left to join Notts County. 

Allen was sacked by the Magpies in February 2012 and returned to Barnet in April of that year for the last three games of the season following the departure of Lawrie Sanchez. 

His fourth and most recent spell began in March 2014 during which he led the club to promotion back into the Football League. 

Martin Allen
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Australia team to play England

Rugby union

We told you about the changes to the Australia team for Saturday's match with England at Twickenham but here is the full line-up from 15-1.

Israel Folau; Dane Haylett-Petty, Tevita Kuridrani, Reece Hodge, Sefa Naivalu; Bernard Foley, Nick Phipps; Lopeti Timani, Michael Hooper, David Pocock; Rob Simmons, Kane Douglas; Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore (capt), Scott Sio.       

Replacements: Tolu Latu, James Slipper, Tom Robertson, Dean Mumm, Sean McMahon, Nick Frisby, Quade Cooper, Henry Speight. 

Carrick focused on Man Utd

Football

The final part of our mixed zone interview with Michael Carrick, who is asked whether he would play anywhere other than at Manchester United. 

"It is not something I am looking to do at the minute. It would be very difficult to play somewhere else. Everyone is different. It depends on circumstance. It depends on a lot of things.

"You can't beat that buzz of winning a big game. That is what keeps you going, having success and winning trophies. That is what I am here for."

Woods ready for comeback

Golf

Tiger Woods tees it up again very shortly after 15 months on the sidelines because of injury. He's all set it would seem.

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Minute's silence for Chapecoense in Uefa ties

Football

And Uefa has confirmed a minute's silence for the Chapecoense football players killed in that horrific crash in Colombia will be held before every Champions League and Europa League game next week.

Atletico Mineiro request win for Chapecoense

Football

Atletico Mineiro president Daniel Nepomuceno later told a news conference that out of respect, the club would not be sending a team to play their game against Chapecoense, who lost the majority of their squad in a plane crash, and instead would be requesting a win be handed to their opponents.

Cureton to depart

Football

All happening at Eastleigh today isn't it? 

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5 live Sport

BBC Radio 5 live 19:00 GMT

BBC Radio 5 live

There will be plenty of rugby union in tonight's 5 live Sport with Eleanor Oldroyd from 19:00 GMT, which features Matt Dawson's Rugby Show, including interviews from England's training base at Pennyhill Park.

Cheika hits out at Jones scrum comments

Rugby union

Chris Jones

BBC Radio 5 live rugby reporter

Australia coach Michael Cheika says Eddie Jones' digs at the Wallabies' scrum are designed to deflect attention away from England's frailties in that area ahead of Saturday's meeting between the teams at Twickenham.

Jones has accused Australia of "illegalities" in the set-piece, and said at a function last night that Australia "can't scrummage".

"He's done that to take the heat off his own scrum," Cheika said. 

"That is why he has done it - it's the oldest trick in the book.

"At the end of the day what goes on on the field is what's going to count."

Unprecedented interest in final

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The 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations final is between hosts Cameroon and Nigeria on Saturday. 

Seven-week penalty for Pieretto

Rugby union

Argentina prop Enrique Pieretto has received a seven-week ban for stamping during the Pumas' 27-14 defeat against England at Twickenham last Saturday. 

Pieretto is sent off
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Quiz answer

A Question of Sport Teaser

Earlier, we asked since Gareth Southgate's England debut, which five other defenders whose surname begins with S have made theirs?

The answer? Shaw, Shawcross, Shorey, Smalling and Stones.

Allen quits Barnet for Eastleigh

Football

Martin Allen swaps League Two Barnet for the National League. 

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Oxford to send Crowley back to Arsenal

Dan Crowley
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Oxford United plan to end midfielder Dan Crowley's season-long loan from Arsenal six months early.

The 19-year-old has scored three goals in 11 games for Oxford, whose manager Michael Appleton recently questioned his professionalism.

"I'm certainly not going to lose sleep if Arsenal have got an issue with Oxford United going forward," Appleton told BBC Radio Oxford.

"The one thing we are, and will always be, is very professional. Nothing and nobody will ever get in the way of what we're trying to do from a team culture and ethos point of view."

Payne to miss start of Six Nations

Jared Payne
Reuters

Ireland and Ulster centre Jared Payne will miss the start of the Six Nations after being ruled out for three months with a kidney injury.

New recruit Jennings hits century

Cricket

He's off to link up with the England tour of India, but Durham's left-handed opener Keaton Jennings warmed up with a century and led the Lions to victory in Dubai.

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Allen linked with Eastleigh

Football

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Barnet have since confirmed that manager Martin Allen has left the club to join Eastleigh, a division down in the National League.

Leicester news conference

Sunderland v Leicester (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

Claudio Ranieri says of being in contention in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year coach award: "I'm just happy to be nominated! Let's see and let the people do the job”

Leicester news conference

Sunderland v Leicester (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

More from Claudio Ranieri on reports of signing Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi from Belgian club KRC Genk.

"I can tell you it's only speculation. I don't speak about players that go in and go out. We are looking everyday for all positions – not only one."