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  1. World champion Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1 with immediate effect
  2. Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy ruled out for six weeks
  3. Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen signs new Spurs contract
  4. New England boss Gareth Southgate warns against a "draconian" disciplinary regime
  5. Get Involved: Who should be in the world team of the year and why? #bbcsportsday
  6. Get involved: Your reaction to Nico Rosberg's retirement from Formula 1 #bbcsportsday

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By Jamie Lillywhite, Michael Emons and Alex Brocklehurst

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and goodbye

Well, that was frantic. That ends a very busy Sportsday.

Go to the BBC Sport Facebook page now for a live chat with 5 live Formula 1 commentator Jack Nicholls.

Later on, there will be live coverage of the Macclesfield v Oxford United FA Cup second round match on BBC Two and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from 19:30 GMT and don't forget to stay across the BBC Sport website over the weekend for all the latest from another busy weekend of sport.

Sportsday will be back at 08:00 GMT on Monday. As always, thanks for all your comments and bye for now.

Rooney to miss Goodison trip because of suspension

Everton v Manchester United (Sunday, 16:00 GMT)

James McCarthy is available for Everton's home clash with Manchester United after recovering from hamstring trouble. Muhamed Besic and Matthew Pennington are long-term absentees.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is suspended after receiving his fifth booking of the season in the midweek EFL Cup win over West Ham. Luke Shaw is a doubt after limping off in that tie, while Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling remain sidelined.

Wayne Rooney

Lallana could feature after return to training

Bournemouth v Liverpool (Sunday, 13:30 GMT)

Bournemouth midfielder Andrew Surman won't be available after suffering a setback in his recovery from injury. However, Artur Boruc and Charlie Daniels could both return after respective back and hip problems.

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has returned to training after a groin injury and could be involved. Philippe Coutinho will be out for five weeks with an ankle problem, while Daniel Sturridge is also out, but Roberto Firmino may feature.

Adam Lallana

bbc-coverageListen live tonight


BBC Radio 5 live

Tonight's 5 live Sport with Darren Fletcher from 19:00 GMT comes live from the City Ground, where there will be commentary of Nottingham Forest's Championship match against Newcastle. Summaries come from former England international Jermaine Jenas, who played for both sides.

There will also be updates from the FA Cup tie between Macclesfield and Oxford, which is live on BBC Two and 5 live sports extra from 19:30 GMT.

bbc-coverageBBL begins on the BBC tonight


BBC Sport's coverage of the British Basketball begins this evening with the BBL match between Worcester Wolves and the Bristol Flyers. 

The Wolves sit in seventh place in the table whilst The Flyers sit in bottom place with one win from their 11 matches this season.

Coverage begins from 19:30 GMT and you can watch all the action on the BBC Sport website, app and selected connected TV's by clicking here

 For more information on the BBC's coverage of the BBL and WBBL in 2016/2017 click here.

Worcester Wolves v Bristol Flyers in BBL action
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Reaction to Rosberg retirement

World champion Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1

One to mark your cards for later...

BBC Radio 5 live commentator Jack Nicholls will be on the BBC Sport Facebook page from 17:00 GMT talking about the surprise retirement of Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg.

You will be able to send your questions to Jack via Facebook as well.

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'One of the greatest classics'

Barcelona v Real Madrid (Saturday, 15:15 GMT)

Tomorrow sees the latest El Clasico in Spain as Barcelona entertain Real Madrid at the Nou Camp.

Ronaldinho, who won the Champions League once and La Liga twice with Barca, hopes his former club comes out on top.

There will be a live text commentary on the BBC Sport website of the match.

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Busy weekend of Scottish Premiership action


There is also a full round of matches in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday, beginning with leaders Celtic, who play away at Motherwell in the early kick-off (12:15 GMT).

The other games on Saturday (all 15:00 GMT) are...

Hamilton v Partick Thistle, Kilmarnock v Dundee, Rangers v Aberdeen, Ross County v Hearts and St Johnstone v Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

You can see previews of all of these matches here.

Rangers v Aberdeen

Where are the great strike partnerships?


Why are there not the great strike partnerships in the modern game? We asked Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton, who both helped Blackburn win the Premier League title in 1995.

"With more sides playing a three-man attack, you do see fewer partnerships than we maybe saw when I was playing with Chris at Blackburn, Les Ferdinand at Newcastle or Teddy Sheringham with England," said Shearer.

"But in all those sides it wasn't a case of playing two out-and-out strikers - we were always able to drop in and help the midfield when we didn't have the ball."

Sutton added: "If Alan and I were playing together in the Premier League now, we could have done some damage and I will tell you why.

"As he says, people would say we played a 4-4-2 the season we won the title but actually, out of possession, one of us would drop on to their holding midfielder.

"The game has not been reinvented - you can still play with two strikers. It is no big deal, just about players being adaptable."

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Antonio and Cresswell both out for the Hammers

West Ham v Arsenal (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

West Ham will be without top scorer Michail Antonio and defender Aaron Cresswell after both suffered groin injuries in the midweek EFL Cup defeat to Manchester United. Diafra Sakho is also out but Andy Carroll is back from a knee problem and the fit-again Arthur Masuaku could start his first game since September.

Arsenal will be without Mathieu Debuchy, who will be sidelined for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury. Striker Olivier Giroud is doubtful with a groin problem and midfielder Santi Cazorla faces three months out after ankle surgery.

Michail Antonio
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Rondon may miss Watford match

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

West Brom could be without Salomon Rondon, who was sent home from training on Thursday with tonsilitis. Saido Berahino is still working on regaining match fitness, while back-up goalkeeper Boaz Myhill remains out with an ankle problem.

Watford have several injury worries, with defender Younes Kaboul, midfielder Ben Watson and striker Isaac Success all facing fitness tests. Defender Miguel Britos and midfielder Valon Behrami are both serving bans.

Salomon Rondon

Alderweireld could return after nine matches

Tottenham v Swansea (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld could make his return after nine matches out with a knee injury. Danny Rose is available again after suspension but Ben Davies (ankle) and Erik Lamela (hip) remain out of action.

Swansea captain Leon Britton could be back in contention after missing the last two games with a calf problem. However, midfielder Ki Sung-yueng is still sidelined with the broken toe that caused him to miss last week's win over Crystal Palace.


'Vardy must run in behind defences again'

Sunderland v Leicester (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Alan Shearer knows a thing or two about putting the ball in the back of the net. Last season Jamie Vardy scored 24 league goals, second only to Harry Kane of Spurs, but this term he has only managed two to date and he hasn't hit the net for the Foxes since September.

"Vardy's confidence must have taken a battering in the last few weeks," Shearer says.

"Last season every time he touched the ball, he seemed to score. Last weekend he didn't even have a shot. But there is only so long you can blame a lack of confidence - only he can put it right.

"Last season he was aggressive in his running, stretched teams and ran in behind defences. We just haven't seen enough of that from him this season."  

Jamie Vardy
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Jamie Vardy has not scored for Leicester in 17 matches, since he scored against Liverpool on 10 September. In last week's 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough he did not have a single shot and touched the ball only nine times (right) before being taken off after 65 minutes. He made four passes, and only one was successful.

'Too good to go down'

Sunderland v Leicester (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Chris Sutton, who helped Blackburn to the Premier League title in the mid-90s, expects reigning Premier League champions Leicester to improve on their current position of 14th.

He said: "Like Leicester, we made a poor start to our title defence but we turned it around and eventually finished seventh.

"I think Claudio Ranieri's side have too much quality to go down, but it would be particularly damaging if they were to lose again on Saturday.

"Sunderland are still not very convincing going forward but they have got a bit of spirit and fight about them and their players and fans will think they have got a real chance of winning this game."

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Kirchhoff may return after a two-month absence

Sunderland v Leicester City (Saturday 15:00 GMT)

Sunderland defender Papy Djilobodji is available after suspension and could replace John O'Shea. Lynden Gooch is likely to be sidelined by an ankle problem but Jan Kirchhoff may return after a two-month absence with a hamstring injury.

Leicester midfielder Nampalys Mendy could return from the ankle injury that has kept him out since August. Ben Chilwell is also fit but Danny Drinkwater remains suspended and Kasper Schmeichel is out with a broken hand.

Jan Kirchhoff

Allen back after ban

Stoke v Burnley (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

Stoke could be without captain Ryan Shawcross for a second successive game as he is doubtful with the calf injury which ruled him out last weekend. Glenn Whelan should recover in time from a similar problem, while Joe Allen is available after a one-match ban.

Burnley keeper Tom Heaton is "touch and go" to return from the calf injury that kept him out against Manchester City. Dean Marney is expected to recover from a back problem, but Johann Berg Gudmundsson is injured.

Joe Allen

Palace missing key men

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

Crystal Palace are without forward Connor Wickham, who is set to miss the rest of the season after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage. Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is out for up to six weeks following knee surgery, while midfielder Yohan Cabaye is banned after accumulating five yellow cards.

Dusan Tadic remains out for Southampton with a broken nose, while Matt Targett is sidelined by a hamstring problem. Saintsare set to recall captain Jose Fonte and top scorer Charlie Austin who were both rested in Wednesday's EFL Cup win away to Arsenal. Southampton are currently 10th in the league, but are only three points behind Manchester United in sixth.

Connor Wickham
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Sutton backs City to beat Chelsea

Manchester City v Chelsea (Saturday, 12:30 GMT)

Former Blackburn striker Chris Sutton has given his views on the battle between Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa of Chelsea.

"If I was picking one of them, I would still go with Aguero but Costa is back to his best after being written off by many last season," said Sutton.

"Costa leads the line so well, always brings other players into the game and has got his hunger and sharpness back, but Aguero on his day is still the outstanding striker in the Premier League.

"In terms of the game, I just have a feeling City will nick it. If City's attacking players click, even Conte will not be able to keep them out."

Aguero v Costa
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City expect big-hitting recalls

Manchester City v Chelsea (Saturday, 12:30 GMT)

Manchester City remain without the injured Vincent Kompany but otherwise have a fully fit squad, with Fabian Delph back after a groin problem. Kevin de Bruyne, John Stones, David Silva and Ilkay Gundogan could earn recalls to the starting line-up.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte will check on the fitness of one or two unnamed players before naming his side. Conte, who remains without John Terry, has selected the same starting XI in the last six league games.

Kevin de Bruyne
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Shearer expects City to 'raise their levels'

Manchester City v Chelsea (Saturday, 12:30 GMT)

Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton, Blackburn's famous "SAS" partnership from the 1990s, will team up again on Match of the Day this weekend and they have been giving their views on a number of issues from the football world.

Regarding the big game between Manchester City and Chelsea this weekend, Shearer says: "Chelsea have looked solid and dominated sides since they switched to playing three at the back at the start of their winning run.

"But if there is a game where I would expect City to get it right and raise their levels it would be in a fixture like this one.

"Both sides have come into it fresh with no midweek fixtures and it is a mouth-watering prospect to see City's Sergio Aguero and Chelsea's Diego Costa, two of the best forwards in the league, going head-to-head."

A busy Premier League weekend


It is a busy weekend of Premier League football, starting with the mouthwatering clash between Manchester City and Chelsea, so let's now take a closer look at the main talking points and team news.

Listen to Darren Campbell's Get Inspired

Radio 5 live podcast

Former sprinter Darren Cambell

If you missed when it aired it last night on 5 live, you can still listen to Darren Campbell's inspiring programme about sporting motivation and battles against adversity.

England footballer Alex Scott joined former sprinter Darren and BBC presenter Eleanor Oldroyd in the studio and you'll also hear about extraordinary sporting journeys from Watford captain Troy Deeney, Sport England director Phil Smith and Wasim Khan - a pioneering British Asian cricketer and now chief executive of Leicestershire CCC.

If their stories encourage you to get more involved in sport, go to the Get Inspired website to discover activities in your area.

'A great champion'

World champion Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1

Force India driver Sergio Perez has wished Nico Rosberg all his best via the medium of social media.

He has 'big admiration' for the German driver following his shock retirement from Formula 1.

Definitely a great Champion!!!! Big admiration @nico_rosberg #respect


World champion Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1

Formula 1 fans were shocked by Nico Rosberg's retirement from the sport. They are not the only ones. His boss at Mercedes Toto Wolff was not expecting it either.

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Your reaction as world champion Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1

Oshiyemi Toby: Nico worked for 25 years to achieve this he has done it and has every right to make what ever decisions he chooses

James Kuanal: Nico Rosberg might miss the challenge of retaining the @F1 championship title.

'Thanks for the memories'

World champion Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1

Nico Rosberg's first Formula 1 team, Williams, have just posted pictures on Twitter. Rosberg was at Williams from 2006 to 2009 before joining Mercedes.

Thanks for the memories @nico_rosberg #F1 will miss you. Enjoy your retirement! #DankeN1CO
Thanks for the memories @nico_rosberg #F1 will miss you. Enjoy your retirement! #DankeN1CO

Thanks for the memories @nico_rosberg #F1 will miss you. Enjoy your retirement! #DankeN1CO

Watch Rosberg explain his decision

World champion Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1

Watch as world champion Nico Rosberg sends a video message to his fans announcing his retirement from Formula 1 with immediate effect.

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Nico Rosberg announces Formula 1 retirement to fans

'World title my proudest achievement in racing'

World champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement from Formula 1

Some more quotes from Nico Rosberg on his decision to retire from Formula 1.

“The only thing that makes this decision in any way difficult for me is because I am putting my racing family into a tough situation," said Rosberg.

"But Toto understood. He knew straight away that I was completely convinced and that reassured me. My proudest achievement in racing will always be to have won the world championship with this incredible team of people, the Silver Arrows.

“Now, I’m just here to enjoy the moment. There is time to savour the next weeks, to reflect on the season and to enjoy every experience that comes my way. After that, I will turn the next corner in my life and see what it has in store for me.”

Nico Rosberg
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Adidas end IAAF sponsorship


German sportswear giant Adidas has ended its sponsorship of governing body the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

The firm had sponsored the IAAF for 11 years and their present deal was due to run until 2019.

Where do Mercedes go next?

World champion Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1

On this driver front, Ron Dennis insisted that Alonso did not have a get-out clause. But then he would, wouldn't he? 1/2

And might Wolff fancy Ricciardo? It would solve a lot of potential dramas for Red Bull. And what about an upset and unsettled Vettel?

But... How about Bottas? Quick, Wolff manages him, calm, would be no trouble. Do a deal with Williams....

Ranieri included on Fifa shortlist


Santos, Zidane, Ranieri

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is named in Fifa's shortlist for the coach of the year award, alongside Fernando Santos, who guided Portugal to victory at Euro 2016, and Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.

The women's player category comprises Melanie Behringer of Germany, USA's Carli Lloyd and Brazilian Marta.   

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Your reaction as world champion Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1

Neil Grover: Wonder if Perez is in the frame, at only 26 would offer age balance and shown promise this year. Would allow Pascal Wehrlein to go Force India.

Meer Shah: Calling it a day is a brave decision, not to be taken lightly. Rosberg retires as a champ. Job done as far as he is concerned.

John McEnerney: Title won, money banked, reputation intact, respected! Priorities different now. Fair play. Kick back & enjoy being a dad!

Griezmann joins big two on Fifa shortlist


The shortlists have been compiled for Fifa's player and coaches of the year awards and there are two very familiar names.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are joined by Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid in the player category.

Ronaldo, Griezmann and Messi
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Listen: Rosberg wins the world title

World Champion Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1

Listen again to the moment that Nico Rosberg was confirmed as the new world champion following his second place finish at the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.

This comes following the shock announcement earlier today that Rosberg has retired from Formula 1.

Rosberg finishes 2nd to win his first career world title

I decided to retire one day after winning world title - Rosberg

World champion Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1

Some more quotes from Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg, who has stunned the sport by announcing his retirement with immediate effect.

Rosberg says: "When I won the race in Suzuka, from the moment when the destiny of the title was in my own hands, the big pressure started and I began to think about ending my racing career if I became world champion.

"On Sunday morning in Abu Dhabi, I knew that it could be my last race and that feeling cleared my head before the start. I wanted to enjoy every part of the experience, knowing it might be the last time. Then the lights went out and I had the most intense 55 laps of my life.

"I took my decision on Monday evening. After reflecting for a day, the first people I told were (wife) Vivian and Georg (Nolte, from Nico’s management team), followed by Toto (Wolff, Mercedes boss)."

Nico Rosberg
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Ex-England cricketer Giles joins England Netball


We've had the surprise of Nico Rosberg's retirement, now former England spinner Ashley Giles is going to link up with England Netball. Not as Goal Attack, the 43-year-old has joined the board with immediate effect.

"The opportunity to work with a sport that continues to grow at all levels is one that greatly motivates me," Giles says. 

Nico Rosberg reacts to his maiden world championship win

World champion Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1

Following his shock retirement from Formula 1 today, we look back at some Rosberg gold.

And what is more precious than the newly crowned world champion speaking to BBC Radio 5 live moments after claiming his first title. This was from Sunday. Five days is clearly a long time in motorsport.

For more news, video and audio visit the BBC Formula 1 page here.

Nico Rosberg reacts to his maiden world championship win

'Big respect'

World Champion Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1

Renault driver Kevin Magnussen has tweeted his respect for Nico Rosberg with this lovely tweet and picture.

He also wishes the German 'good luck' following his shock retirement from Formula 1 today.

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A Question of Sport


Seems a while ago now but earlier, ahead of the big match between the teams tomorrow, we asked you which five men have been the Premier League top/joint top goalscorer at the end of the season while at Manchester City or Chelsea?

The answers are: Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Anelka, Didier Drogba, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Carlos Tevez. We'll have another of those next week.