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  1. No talks on Terry future - Chelsea
  2. New Chelsea deal for Azpilicueta
  3. RFU boss backs Hartley over discipline
  4. Build-up to Bournemouth v Leicester & Everton v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)
  5. Get Involved - the punditry rulebook: Use #bbcsportsday

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By Shamoon Hafez, Chris Osborne and Maninder Prihar

All times stated are UK

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Brady meets an incredible boy

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We hope you've had a good day, wherever you might be.

We'll leave you with this painfully sad story, with a wonderfully inspiring message.

Ten-year-old Logan Schoenhardt, who has an inoperable brain tumour, has a hero.

That hero is legendary NFL quarter-back Tom Brady.

"I adore him. I'm one of his biggest fans."

Logan even asked to have Brady's iconic number 12 engraved on to his skull during a surgery - and his surgeon agreed.

It's emotional stuff.

Get the full story from ESPN here.


Free bed in cup run


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And while we're on the subject of the FA Cup...

Macclesfield Town's main sponsor have offered each player a free king-size bed if they beat Oxford United in their FA Cup second-round replay.

The local furniture supplier has made the offer to the National League side's squad.

The Silkmen drew 0-0 against the League One club at Moss Rose on 2 December and go to the Kassam Stadium on Tuesday.

The winner of the tie will earn £27,000 in prize money and will travel to Rotherham in the third round.

BBC Radio 5 live

There's two commentary matches to choose from on the radio tonight.

On BBC Radio 5 live there's Everton v Arsenal (19:45 GMT).

And over on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra there's Stourbridge v Northampton (19:45 GMT) in the second round of the FA Cup.

BreakingScottish FA launch child sex abuse independent review

The Scottish Football Association is to conduct an independent review into child sex abuse in football.

The review will look to focus on "processes and procedures in place both currently and historically in Scottish football".

It will start with an "initial scoping phase" in the New Year.

Read more here.

FA Cup second round

All matches 19:45 GMT

And there's FA Cup action too:

Halifax v Eastleigh (replay)

Fleetwood v Shrewsbury (replay)

MK Dons v Charlton (replay)

Oxford v Macclesfield (replay)

Stourbridge v Northampton

Follow the action here from 19:00 GMT.

Could fans take guns into NFL games?

NFL: Republicans propose bill allowing guns in stadiums

Republican legislators in Washington state have put forward a bill that could allow licensed members of the public to enter stadiums carrying a concealed weapon.

You can't even take a bottle of pop into a Premier League game these days...

Tonight's football

Championship (all matches 19:45 GMT)

There's not just Premier League action tonight:

Birmingham v Ipswich 

Blackburn v Brighton

Bristol City v Brentford

Burton v Huddersfield Town

Cardiff v Wolves

Fulham v Rotherham

Leeds v Reading

Norwich v Aston Villa

Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley

Get Involved - Your punditry rulebook


We asked you to send in your suggestions for rules that pundits need to follow when discussing football matches. 

Here are the five pillars of punditry, so to speak, ranging from extremely harsh to absolutely spot on.

1. Every time they use a tired cliche they should have to do a 10-second dance. 

2. Pundits should not be allowed to use the word 'top' more than once per sentence. This is a top, top rule.

3. Anyone who thinks it's possible to give more than 100% (the lads gave 110% today, that's all I can ask etc) to be sent straight to do 110% more maths lessons.

4. Pundits should have to take an exam on the actual LAWS of the game, not the 'rules' as they think they are or were 'in my day'.

5. Ban the term 'old fashioned English' anything. Unless describing Andy Carroll.

Gossip: Oscar moving to China?

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A couple of papers are reporting that Chelsea forward Oscar is set to leave the club for Shanghai SIGP.

Former Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas is in charge of the Chinese Super League team.

The Daily Mail say it will be a £52m fee, while the Telegraph has gone with £60m.

Diving? You wouldn't cheat in a maths test!

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Burnley boss Sean Dyche has brought his frank and matter of fact views to the debate around diving.

Dyche wants to see retrospective bans for divers.

"My son plays and I can assure you there are kids diving all over the place. That cannot be right. If you caught your kid cheating in a maths test what would you say? You'd go mental, absolutely mental."

Team news

Bournemouth v Leicester (19:45 GMT)

Manager Eddie Howe has no fresh injury concerns for Tuesday's game.

Danny Drinkwater is available for Leicester after completing a three-game suspension, but Danny Simpson serves a ban for collating five bookings.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel might return from a six-week lay-off with a broken hand.

Read the full match preview here.

Danny Drinkwater

'Toure thought he was drinking diet cola'

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure told a court he thought he was drinking diet cola from a jug at a party, on the night he was tested for drink driving.

The Manchester City midfielder pleaded guilty to drink-driving, but says he had not "intentionally consumed alcohol".

He was given an 18-month driving ban.

Beckham Jr got the moves

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New York Giants' Odell Beckham Jr celebrates a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys with the Moonwalk and a royal wave.

You might want to bust a few of these moves at your work Christmas party - before queuing two hours for a cab and falling asleep, fully clothed, on your sofa.

No? Just me?

Get Involved - The punditry rulebook

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Ban the term 'old fashioned English' anything. Look at the success of the national team in the past 50 years , that's the problem.


How will anyone ever describe Andy Carroll again?

Join in the debate using #bbcsportsday on Twitter, going to the Match of the Day Facebook page or by texting 81111 (UK only).   

Team news

Everton v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

Everton have no new injuries but could make changes after a run of one win in 10 Premier League matches.

Shkodran Mustafi faces three weeks out with a hamstring injury suffered against Stoke on Saturday.

Aaron Ramsey remains sidelined with a similar problem.

Read the full match preview here.

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Lee Tomlin to Marseille?

Erm. Curious one, this.

Bristol City's Lee Tomlin is being linked with a move to French club Marseille in the French press.

Even the player himself seems surprised, tweeting this earlier today...

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Swansea confident of keeping Sigurdsson

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Swansea boss Bob Bradley is confident Gylfi Sigurdsson will stay with the club beyond the January transfer window.

Swans fans will hope so - he's either scored or assisted almost 50% of their goals this season.

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Alex Stoyel: "The next goal will be crucial". In football when is it NOT crucial... 4-0? 5-0? Useless commentary!

Rfan: Every time a pundit criticises a player for a mistake, a clip should be played consisting of their own on-field mistakes.


Tuesday's Premier League fixtures

It is time to turn our attention away from the press conferences for tomorrow's Premier League games and look at the fixtures taking place tonight. 

Bournemouth v Leicester City (19:45 GMT)

Leicester could rise above Bournemouth in the league table if they defeat the Cherries this evening.

Everton v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

Arsenal can return to the Premier League summit tonight if they beat Everton.

Zlatan - chiseled from rock

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It was meant to be.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has paid a visit to himself - or at least the sculpted version of himself. The statue will be standing proudly in his native Sweden some time down the line.

It's 2.7m high, if you're asking.

Check out other gossip and social media tidbits over here.

Double delight for Ronaldo


As if winning the Ballon d'Or was not enough for Cristiano Ronaldo, he's gone and added to his trophy cabinet today after you voted him the most likely to win the 2017 award, in our BBC vote.

He narrowly edged out Lionel Messi - 30% to 29%.

Luis Suarez was third with 12%.

The results are on the left for desktop users and at the top for mobile users (you will need a BBC ID).

This takes the biscuit...

Cookie Monster does Mastermind

Watching this video is a really good way to find out who has a naturally grumpy or cheerful disposition.

The grumpuses amongst us will hate it.

Those of a lighter persuasion will love it.

It's Cookie Monster answering sport questions.

Four NFL games for London

American Football

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The NFL has announced the full set of fixtures to be played in London in 2017.

The Miami Dolphins will play the New Orleans Saints in one of those contests as part of the NFL's International Series.

There will be two games staged at Wembley and two at Twickenham Stadium.

London hosts four games in 2017, one more than in 2016 and the most it has ever hosted.

Read the full story

Cook debate a 'pain in the backside'


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England coach Trevor Bayliss says the speculation over Alastair Cook's future as captain is a "pain in the backside".

Before the series in India, Cook said he was looking forward to not being skipper and after the fourth Test defeat on Monday he admitted to having "questions" over his role.

"It's a little bit aggravating," Australian Bayliss said.

"I think everyone, to a man, in the room would be disappointed if he wasn't captain next year."

Read the full story

On this day in ...

1989: England midfielder Bryan Robson scored what was then the fastest goal in a professional match at Wembley, taking just 38 seconds from the kick-off to find the back of the net against Yugoslavia. England won 2-1, their 100th victory at the famous stadium.

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Get Involved - The punditry rulebook

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Players who deliberately halt their opponents breakaway by cynically fouling - 'taking one for the team.' Disgraceful phrase, encourages and legitimises it.


Join in the debate using #bbcsportsday on Twitter, going to the Match of the Day Facebook page or by texting 81111 (UK only).  

Hartley given backing

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Dylan Hartley should continue as England captain despite his latest disciplinary issue, according to Rugby Football Union boss Ian Ritchie.

Hooker Hartley, 30, will find out on Wednesday if he will be available for the Six Nations next year after he was sent off for the third time in his career while playing for Northampton.

In total, Hartley has served 54 weeks of suspension during his career.

"I think Dylan's got credit in the bank," Ritchie told BBC Sport.

Read the full piece

'You have to be strong'

Man City v Watford (20:00 GMT)

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It is interesting how different managers react to similar situations.

Roughly 24 hours after Jurgen Klopp rounded on the Neville brothers after their criticism of Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, Pep Guardiola chose to soak the attacks up himself.

According to Guardiola, after the month his team has had - four wins in 15 games going back to the beginning of October - he has to accept the verbal battering.

"When it doesn’t work, you have to be strong. I have to accept the opinions of former players, the media, the fans because we didn’t win. But I with and hope they will give me a little more time."

New deal for Lewa


That should put an end to the speculation...

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Three players speaking to FA about coming out


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Three players are in contact with the Football Association about coming out as gay, according to MP John Nicholson.

He made the comments during a Department of Culture, Media and Sport hearing into homophobia in sport.

In October, FA chairman Greg Clarke told MPs that Premier League players would suffer "significant abuse" if they chose to reveal they are gay.

Speaking to Nicholson, sports minister Tracey Crouch said "there has never been a better time" to come out.

Read the full story

'Payet only thinking about us'

West Ham v Burnley (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic wraps up his news conference with an update on Payet's mindset going into January. He said:

"I spoke to Dimitri Payet in my office on Monday and he is only thinking about our season. He is fully focused on the next few games."  

'We need a couple of positions'

West Ham v Burnley (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic states that he is short in a couple of positions but he will not be drawn on transfer targets.  

"We need to beat Burnley and we need the points. It has been a difficult schedule and we have been waiting for these home games. 

"I will not discuss our transfer targets. We need a couple of positions that we are missing at the moment but we have a good team."

West Ham news conference

West Ham v Burnley (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has started his news conference with some injury updates.

"Kouyate trained yesterday and is fit for tomorrow. If nothing unusual happens he will be back. He is a very important player for us and with his quality and determination, it is a big blow when he doesn't play.

"We will make a decision on Carroll tomorrow whether he starts the game or makes an impact as a substitute. He is a key player.  

"Zaza got a knee injury before the Liverpool game and will not be available for the Burnley game." 

Man City news conference

Man City v Watford (Wed, 20:00 GMT)

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will not change his style despite the club's recent run of poor results.

City have won four games out of 15 and were beaten 4-2 at Leicester on Saturday.

Asked if he would change his passing style to get better results, Guardiola said: "No way.

"We are going to play the way I feel. I cannot do something I don't feel."

'Not just Chelsea's system'

Sunderland v Chelsea (Wed, 19:45 GMT)


Sunderland boss David Moyes thinks Chelsea could win the league with their new formation but he states that it is about the players as well as the system.

"I don't think anyone has won the league playing three at the back for a full season. At the moment it looks as if they could." 

"People will try and find a way of beating Chelsea's system, but it's not just the system - they have real quality players." 

'Numbers are tight'

Sunderland v Chelsea (Wed, 19:45 GMT)


Sunderland manager David Moyes has started his news conference and he begins by reflecting on the defeat by Swansea at the weekend.

He said: "We were on a good run and we wanted to keep it going. It wasn't to be. We're now back at home and we'll try to pick points up.

"A couple of players will miss the game so numbers are tight, but we've had that in recent weeks and picked up results."

Get Involved - The punditry rulebook

Text: 81111 (UK only)

Pundits should have to take an exam on the actual LAWS of the game, not the 'rules' as they think they are or were 'in my day'.


Join in the debate using #bbcsportsday on Twitter, going to the Match of the Day Facebook page or by texting 81111 (UK only).

Man City media conference

Manchester City

Either Pep Guardiola will be facing the press shortly, or there's about to be a very snazzy Power Point presentation at Man City.

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Quiz: A question of Ronnie

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Think you know everything there is to know about this year's Ballon d'Or winner?

Know nothing about him at all but want to have a go anyway?

Try CBBC's Ronaldo quiz. Have a go here.

What about Fabregas' future?

Sunderland v Chelsea (Wed, 19:45 GMT)


There have also been reports that Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas could be set for a loan move in January.

Boss Antonio Conte was duly asked whether the Spaniard would be at Stamford Bridge come February...

"In football it is difficult to guarantee something. In my opinion Cesc is an important player for us and he played a key match against Manchester City and came on well in the last match.

"Cesc is always a good choice for me. I repeat - he is an important player. He is in the squad and now this is the reality."