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Summary

  1. Leicester interim boss says Ranieri did not lose dressing room
  2. Jurgen Klopp: "There have been funny decisions - Brexit, Trump and Ranieri"
  3. Man Utd face Russian side FC Rostov in Europa League last 16
  4. Get Involved: Your thoughts on Ranieri's sacking #bbcsportsday

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By Libby Dawes & Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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Yarnold fourth after second run cancelled

Lizzy Yarnold will be fourth overnight in the World Championships women's skeleton after after the second run results were scrapped because of heavy snow mid-race in Germany.  

Yarnold goes in World Champs skeleton

Lizzie Yarnold's had a change of pace - making lamp-shades

Briton Lizzy Yarnold is currently going in the women's skeleton at the World Championships.

She is fourth after the first of four runs.

Watch how she does in the second run here

Has he ever missed a penalty?

Manchester City

No. Yaya Toure has scored 14 out of the 14 penalties he has taken in competitive football.

Remarkable.

So it's only fitting he produces a guide of how to take the perfect spot-kick.

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'You have to be relentless'

Football

West Bromwich Albion

West Brom manager Tony Pulis, on the sacking of Claudio Ranieri as Leicester boss: "You can't take your eye off the ball at this level. You have to be relentless, because it's such a difficult league. But I am really disappointed for him because he is a decent guy and I'm disappointed for the club in general too, they seemed so close and together like a family. 

"With 13 matches to go, he could have had a great end to the season, and they are one game away from the Champions League quarter-finals, they could easily win that game." 

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Ed Sharples: If Leicester had finished 17th last season Claudio Ranieri would probably still have a job. Ridiculous...

On this day

Football

2013: Swansea beat Bradford 5-0 to win the League Cup final at Wembley.

Swansea City
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You just can't keep Sutton out of the news...

Adam coombes
Empics

National League side Sutton United have signed former Chelsea trainee Adam Coombes from Welling United.

The 25-year-old striker has scored 20 goals in National League South games for the Wings this season.

He has netted a further seven times in three FA Cup games, including six goals in one game against Swindon Supermarine in the third qualifying round.

Compton signs new Middlesex deal

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England batsman Nick Compton signs an extension to his Middlesex which will keep him at the county until the end of the 2018 season.

The 33-year-old took a  six-week break from the game  last summer after a disappointing Test series against Sri Lanka.

"Nick had a difficult season in 2016, but he remains a high-quality player," managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said.

"He is fit and still has an extremely strong desire to score runs, and to contribute to the success of Middlesex."

The right-hander scored just 51 runs in five innings against Sri Lanka, and has not added to his 16 Test caps since that series ended.

Read more here

'The lunatics are running the asylum'

Football

Aston Villa

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce, on the sacking of Claudio Ranieri as Leicester manager: "We understand as managers now that we are the whipping boys. I'm scratching my head, like everyone else is, asking myself how someone who delivered the finest achievement in football last year, could now be sacked. We're talking about Leicester here.

"The lunatics are running the asylum. It's a harsh and brutal world we work in today. A manager's lifespan is probably now about a year. It's baffling, and morally wrong."

Bruce
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On this day

Cricket

2015: Chris Gayle became the first person to score a double century in a World Cup match as he struck 16 sixes in an innings of 215 in West Indies' victory over Zimbabwe.

Chris Gayle
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'I wan't my kids to say 'wow, that's my mum'

#PeoplesCup

Lisa from the She Can Play Mums  sums up what taking part in the FA People's Cup means to her as she prepares to take part in if for the first time....

This is what it means to play in the People's Cup

Inspiring stuff - Good Luck Lisa!

The nation's biggest free five-a-side tournament kicks off this weekend and we'll be keeping you up to date with how Lisa and more than 40,000 other people get on with our special text commentaries on Friday night (18:00-21:00 GMT), Saturday and Sunday daytime (10:00-18:00 GMT). 

Find out all the details and, if you're taking part or going to support, how you can contribute to them  here.

Get involved - when you met Claudio

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Umar Galia: Met Claudio while working in a restaurant in Leicester. Very down to earth and a great guy. Was shocked at the news.

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Jones on Joseph and the All Blacks

Rugby Union

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England coach Eddie Jones, was live on the BBC Sport Facebook page  earlier today, here he is on  dropping Jonathan Joseph:  “We wanted to look at another option at 13. We know JJ can play 13, so can Elliot Daly and we want to have three options with Ben Te’o. I seem him as both as a 12 and a 13.” 

On whether they can beat the All Blacks: “We’re happy to play the All Blacks tomorrow. I have no doubt if we do that, we are capable of beating them. We don’t control when we play them, all we have to control is getting better and getting better every day and when we have a game.”

On this day

Cricket

2010:Sachin Tendulkar broke the record for the highest individual score in a one-day international innings, scoring 200 not out against South Africa to pass Charles Coventry and Saeed Anwar's 194.

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Burnley sign ninth-tier striker

Football

Phil Shepka

BBC Sport

Away from Claudio Ranieri for a moment to some Premier League transfer news...

Burnley have signed young striker Harry Limb from ninth-tier side Wisbech Town, after the 17-year-old scored 22 goals for the United Counties League Premier Division side this season.

Limb also had a trial at Swansea City earlier this year, and although Burnley were not obliged to pay the Cambridgeshire side for the player as he was on non-contract terms, they have given a donation to the club and arranged for a "strong" XI to play Wisbech in a pre-season friendly.

"If I'm honest with you, I thought he'd be a bit-part player this season," said Wisbech boss Dick Creasey.

"He'd played very little men's football, but he grasped it straight away and the rest is history."

Harry Limb
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On this day

Football

1993: England's World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore died of cancer at the age of 51. The West Ham and Fulham defender led England 90 times and won 108 caps.

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Puel targets 'fantastic' EFL Cup win

Football

Southampton

Southampton manager Claude Puel has been speaking to the media ahead of his side's EFL Cup final with Manchester United on Sunday.

Puel acknowledges that he owes the club's young players for the club progressing earlier in the competition. But will they play at Wembley?

"We started this competition with young players, against Crystal Palace and Sunderland, and they did very well for us," Puel said.

"It's a great moment for the fans, and I hope that we can give them pleasure in this game.

"The last major trophy for the club was in 1976. It would be fantastic to take a good result."

Get Involved - when you met Claudio

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Charles Brooks: I met Claudio at Leicester station. He insisted in paying for travel although train company did not want him to.

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'I felt sick last night'

Rugby Union

Here's more from England manager Eddie Jones on the Claudio Ranieri sacking: "When we first got together one of the things we talked about was Leicester City and what they went through last season, what we could learn from it. 

"We put down a number of variables and we've tried to attend to them as we go along and last night was another chapter in it. 

"I must admit I felt a bit sick hearing the news because he's such a great, honourable guy and he's done a fantastic job. The papers want to blame the players for his demise, the papers always want to have a scapegoat, but the reality is when you're successful it's a combination of players and staff working together, and when you're unsuccessful it's a combination of players and staff too."

Claudio Ranieri
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Happy Birthday

Here's today's list of sporting birthdays - who do you share yours with?

Denis Law (Football) 77 - former Scotland forward who played for both Manchester United and City, born 1940.

Alain Prost (Motor racing) 62 - French four-time world Formula One champion, born 1955.

Neil Sullivan (Football) 47 - former Wimbledon, Doncaster and Scotland goalkeeper, born 1970.

Pedro de la Rosa (Motor racing) 46 - Spanish Formula One driver who has raced for Jaguar, Arrows, Sauber and HRT, born 1971.

Floyd Mayweather Jr (Boxing) 40 - American who retired undefeated and won multiple world titles, born 1977.

Lleyton Hewitt (Tennis) 36 - Australian former world number one and Wimbledon champion in 2002, born 1981.

Mohammad Sami (Cricket) 36 - former Pakistan fast bowler, born 1981.

Denis Law
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Get involved - when you met Claudio

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Oliver Samuals: First memory of Claudio Ranieri was meeting him after Leicesters friendly win again Lincoln. Heartbroken about his sacking.

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It's bad news for Aston Villa...

Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan has been ruled out for up to five weeks with an ankle injury.

The 24-year-old suffered the injury late on in Monday's defeat at  Championship leaders Newcastle.

Hogan joined Villa  from the Bees for £12m  in January but is yet to score in four appearances.

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Some Championship team news... 

Sport quiz of the week

Sports quiz

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What's the fastest way down a chute? Who else got the boot this week apart from Claudio Ranieri? Test yourself with BBC Sport and A Question of Sport's weekly quiz here .

It's Friday, which can mean only one thing...

Marco Silva: We're confident ahead of Burnley

Hull City

Hull City manager Marco Silva has been speaking to the media ahead of the Tigers' match against Burnley this weekend. 

"It was good to get away to Portugal and work with my team. The training camp was very beneficial," Silva said.

"It was important for the players to get to know me and my coaching staff a bit better.

Looking ahead to their match against Burnley: 

"Burnley will come here and look to cause us problems but we have to be confident and play our football," Silva said.

"We respect Burnley, they have had a good season so far, but we want to win.

"Tomorrow is one more chance for us to take points. There is a good spirit and the players are confident."

Once again. Just to clarify. 

👏Claudio 👏 Ranieri 👏 is 👏 not 👏 dead. 

Football

By the way, Jose Mourinho wore a CR on his shirt during his news conference earlier in a touching tribute to Claudio Ranieri.....

Jose Mourinho
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Conte: It's wrong if players got Ranieri sacked

Football

Chelsea

Antonio Conte
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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has shown his support for fellow Italian Claudio Ranieri, after he was sacked by Leicester City yesterday.

When asked about his reaction to Ranieri's sacking:

"Very, very sad. This is our job. I'm disappointed for him. He's a friend, a really good man, and a really good manager," Conte said.

"He reached a dream to win the title, I'm disappointed as a friend and as a coach."

And when quizzed about reports of the players having a role in Ranieri's sacking, Conte said:

"I don't like to follow this type of story, it's a lack of respect.

"If this happened, it means the club is poor, with no power. It's not right that players can control your destiny as a manager."

We've heard from the Chelsea manager. We have some quotes on their way...

Is he ever NOT in a perfectly ironed shirt?


          I met the legend that is #Ranieri #bbcsportsday. What a gentleman. He was out shopping with his wife.

I met the legend that is #Ranieri #bbcsportsday. What a gentleman. He was out shopping with his wife.

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Naughty... but can you blame him?

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Ranieri clearly touched the hearts of the people in Leicester...

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I would like to see a few more of your encounters with Claudio... 

Mourinho: 'Rooney's statement was in the right moment'

Wayne Rooney (left) and Jose Mourinho
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In a soundbite-packed news conference, Jose Mourinho also reacted to the news that the club's all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney would be committing his immediate future to Manchester United, after reports suggested he could have been on his way to the Chinese Super League.

"Yes. He did in the right moment, the best moment, his statement," said Mourinho.

"The questions were the only questions he could answer. He did it in exactly in the right moment. That should be the last until the end of the season. He said he wants to help team fight for trophies, I said I would be happy for that.

"He is fine, he has been training with the team. He stayed at home this week so he could have one more important training sessions., No doubt he will be involved [in the EFL Cup final]."

Michael Carrick will be involved against Southampton on Sunday but fellow midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is definitely out.

Seriously though, chill out with the David Bentley tweets now....

Mourinho on Rostov: 'It's a bad draw'

Manchester United

Jose Mourinho intimated the other day he did not fancy taking his Manchester United side on a trip to Russia in the last 16 of the Europa League. His nightmare came true as FC Rostov were pulled out of the bag.

He said: "It is a bad draw in every aspect. Far and difficult. Comes in a bad period.

"They had a very good Champions League campaign. They beat Ajax and Anderlecht in qualifiers and managed important results against Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.

"They got third position in their group, leaving PSV Eindhoven out. I know the coach well. The team are very defensive and physical. It's a bad draw."

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