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  1. Champions League last 16: Man City v Monaco (19:45 BST)
  2. Wayne Shaw resigns from Sutton after pie incident
  3. Owen Coyle leaves Championship Blackburn
  4. Favourite Thistlecrack out of Cheltenham Gold Cup
  5. Get Involved: #bbcsportsday

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By Libby Dawes and Alex Bysouth

All times stated are UK

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Until next time...

Well, it had been such a happy and heart-warming morning with all your 'kind sporting gestures' stories that genuinely reduced Libby to tears.

But things got a little more serious this afternoon...

There were sackings and race withdrawals and then a pie was making the headlines.

We'll we back tomorrow, but don't venture too far as there's Champions League action tonight that you can follow on this very website, or by tuning in to BBC Radio 5 live. 

Burgess' flying finish

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Super League 2017: Joe Burgess' 'flying finish' earns try of the week

Joe Burgess of Wigan Warriors scores the Super League try of the week in his side's historic 22-6 win over Australian champions Cronulla to lift the 2017 World Club Challenge.

What's that you say? Time for some gravity-defying rugby league acrobatics?

You asked for it...


Saint-Etienne v Manchester United (Wednesday, 17:00 GMT)

Saint-Etienne v Manchester United (Wednesday, 17:00 GMT)

We brought you some snaps of Manchester United in training earlier, but Wednesday evening's opposition Saint-Etienne have also been put through their pre-match paces...

Sevilla v Leicester (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

Lovely wander around Seville this morning. The cathedral is something to behold. Huuuuuge.

Lovely wander around Seville this morning. The cathedral is something to behold. Huuuuuge.

BBC Radio Leicester's Jason Bourne is among those enjoying a bit of culture in Seville.

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So how about a few predictions?

Manchester City to be out of sight after 90 minutes? Premier League champions Leicester City to shock Sevilla?

Let us know.

Champions League

And the first-legs will be completed tomorrow, with these two games...

  • Porto v Juventus
  • Sevilla v Leicester City

Champions League

There are two Champions League last-16 ties tonight, both kicking-off at 19:45 GMT, and they are....

  • Manchester City v Monaco 
  • Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid

OK, let's move away from pie-gate and have a look at some actual football that will be taking place tonight where eating meat-filled pastry based snacks will only take place among the spectators, you would hope...

Shaw resigns from Sutton

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You can follow the whole Wayne Shaw resigning story via this link.

Sutton's Shaw resigns

Arsenal fans were sporting this banner at Gander Green Lane last night.

I'm sure it was aimed at Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, but it now seems quite appropriate for Sutton.

As manager Paul Doswell said "it's a very sad end to what was a good story".

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Mike OxbigundefinedIf bookies are willing to lay daft bets whilst trying to be funny, tough luck. He didn't affect the game. Bang out of order. 

Dave Ashdown: So Sutton United have had to say GoodPie to Wayne Shaw... 

What a mess this whole pie business is. Shame is has detracted from a brilliant cup run for @suttonunited.

'I have sympathy for Shaw'

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Jason Burt, chief football writer of the Telegraph, has been talking to BBC Radio 5 live about the incident: "They have probably done this to show it doesn't involve the club or that they are involved in that behaviour.

"He's not a key player, so maybe it was easier to ask him to resign to keep a distance between the club and the player.

"I don't necessarily think he should have resigned. He should have said it was a silly thing to do and apologised. 

"It seems a brutal step for someone who is so embedded in the club. I have a lot of sympathy for him."

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Andrew Primett: If Wayne Shaw knew about the Pie offer, but was hungry and didn't eat a pie, would he have been in breach of the rules ? 

William Schofield: Shaw: such a non-story, outrageously blown out of proportion. The FA had bigger issues than a man and his pie. 

It was only a pie for goodness sake.


Your thoughts on Wayne Shaw's resignation after what is now known as "pie gate"? 

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More from Paul Doswell, manager of Sutton United...

"Wayne has paid a heavy price. It's one of the saddest stories in football today because he is a great character within this club. He is the President of the Community team, disabled teams and the women's team. 

"We have done the right thing though. 

"Unfortunately he didn't leave the board with any alternative - we've all been looked at as to whether we have had a bet.

"It's a depressing day for me in football but I can clarify none of the players had anything to do with this and if any players have had a bet they will suffer the same consequence as Wayne."

'We are naturally disappointed'

Here's the statement from Sutton:

"Wayne Shaw has resigned from his role at Sutton United following the events of last evening and subsequent publicity. 

"He has said that he 'fully understands the club's position regarding this matter.'  

"We are naturally disappointed that Wayne's time with us should end in this manner, and would like to thank him for his contribution to the club and wish him well for the future."  

Shaw leaves Sutton

Paul Doswell says Wayne Shaw leaves the club with a heavy heart and provided "great banter" for a few weeks, but he adds the reserve goalkeeper has made a "costly error".

"I'm devastated, the chairman is devastated. I have spoken to Wayne and the guy is in tears, crying down the phone. It is a very sad situation," he told Sky Sports News.

"But the club cannot be seen to accept that situation. We try to run the most professional non-league club we can be.

"It might be funny to some people ,but it shows me and the club in a bad light. 

"We realised the implications of what happened with the FA and the gambling commission and Wayne has resigned on the back of that.

"None of us where aware of the situation or we would have advised him against it. we conducted ourselves superbly throughout this FA Cup run, it is very unfortunate.

"He is a very good friend of mine but it is something the board in particular found very unacceptable."

We'll have more from Paul Doswell in a mo... 

Shaw has resigned - Doswell

Sutton United manager Paul Doswell says reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has resigned following the story surrounding him eating a pie in the dugout during the FA Cup match against Arsenal last night.

"It's been very disappointing," he told Sky News.

"I woke up this morning to this storm of criticism. It's something we've dealt with quickly at the club.

"Wayne himself has offered his resignation to the chairman this afternoon and that's been accepted.

"It's a very sad end to what was a good story."

More on Wayne Shaw...

The Sutton reserve goalkeeper Shaw is under investigation by the Football Association for potentially breaching betting rules during Monday's FA Cup loss to Arsenal.

The Gambling Commission is also investigating if there was a breach of betting regulations after Shaw ate a pie in the 83rd minute of the game.

Before Monday's game, a bookmaker offered odds of 8-1 that Shaw would eat a pie on camera during the match.

He later said it was "a bit of fun".

Shaw, 46, ate the pie while standing by the substitutes' bench.

Sutton substitute keeper enjoys in-game pie

BreakingSutton United reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw offers resignation

It is understood Wayne Shaw has stepped down from his position as Sutton United goalkeeping coach. 

More to follow...

More breaking news.

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A Wales legend himself, Ryan Giggs says Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale can become one of his country's best ever players.

We will come back to Owen Coyle in a mo... 

Shall we have a quick look around the rest of the site?

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Michael Rimington: Good news about Coyle, albeit a bit late. Wonder who will possibly get hired considering the trouble at the club though. 

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Kassim Patel: Hurts to see how far we've fallen over the years...time for the owners to stand up and do something correct and for the fans. 

Coyle leaves Blackburn

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You'll be able to find more on the news Owen Coyle has left Blackburn Rovers here.

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Andrew Barnes: Owen Coyle should never have got the job, another mistake by Venkys and probably way too late for the sacking. League one is looming.

Thoughts on the news, Rovers fans? 

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Coyle leaves Blackburn

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Coyle, who joined the club in June 2016, leaves Blackburn three points from safety in the Championship.

Rovers travel to Burton Albion on Friday before having three home games on the spin - Derby, Wigan and Cardiff all visit Ewood Park.

Coyle leaves Blackburn


Here's the full statement from Blackburn:

"Blackburn Rovers wish to announce that manager Owen Coyle has left his role at Ewood Park by mutual agreement.

"Assistant manager Sandy Stewart, first team coach John Henry and goalkeeping coach Phil Hughes have also left the club. 

"The decision has been taken in order to give the club the best possible chance of climbing to a position of safety in the Championship in the remaining 15 games, which starts with the big trip to Burton Albion on Friday night. 

"The club would like to place on record its thanks to Owen and his staff for all their efforts this season and we wish them well for the future. 

"The search for a new manager will begin with immediate effect. No further comments will be made at this stage."

BreakingOwen Coyle leaves Blackburn

Rovers part company with Owen Coyle
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Dads can be so mean... 

Get Involved - your tales from the subs bench

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Joe ShiptonundefinedMy highlight was when I was taken off by my Dad for arguing and then being put back on as my replacement was having a shocker.

Well everyone is typecast every now and again...

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When player-manager of my uni team we had a player who could launch a throw in about half the pitch. He hated the implication that was all he was good for. I brought him off the bench just before half time for a throw in at halfway (we scored off it at the whistle). It was rolling subs and I accidentally subbed him off again for the second half...he hated his 15 second cameo. But results talk!


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You lot have been sending in your tales from the subs bench in your DROVES today. 

I have no idea what droves are but that's what people say when there are lots of something...