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Summary

  1. Sutton v Arsenal 19:55 GMT (BBC One, 5 live, BBC Sport website, )
  2. Winner play Lincoln in FA Cup quarter-final
  3. Seven sports lose funding appeal
  4. Get Involved: #bbcsportsday

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By Ellie Thomason and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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That's all folks

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That's all from us for today. Sportsday will be back tomorrow to bring you all the sports news, gossip and debate as it happens.

Our Sutton v Arsenal live text has just kicked off. Join us here.

Don't forget you can watch the game live on BBC One from 19:30 GMT, along with build-up and full commentary on 5 live from 19:00 GMT.

There is also commentary of Newcastle v Aston Villa in the Championship on 5 live sports extra from 19:55 GMT.

Goodbye!

Arsenal stuck in traffic

Sutton v Arsenal (19:55 GMT, BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live)

Uh oh. Journalist for the Non-League Paper, Sam Elliott reports that Arsenal's team bus is stuck in traffic.

It can only get better for the Gunners, can't it?

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Guardiola fears Falcao

Manchester City v Monaco (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he fears Monaco's "killer" strikers Radamel Falcao and Valere Germain ahead of Tuesday's Champions League last 16 first leg.

Guardiola fears Monaco's 'killer' strikers

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Sutton v Arsenal (19:55 GMT, BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live)

Live from Sutton

Sutton v Arsenal (19:55 GMT, BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live)

Dan Walker is live at Gander Green Lane ahead of Sutton v Arsenal.

Get your questions in!

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No Kompany for City

Manchester City v Monaco (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will not face Monaco in Tuesday's Champions League last-16 first-leg tie.

The Belgian defender is still recovering after injuring his knee against Crystal Palace in November.

City boss Pep Guardiola will decide on Tuesday whether to start Claudio Bravo or Willy Caballero in goal.

Read the Man City v Monaco preview here.

Meet the part-timers taking on Arsenal

Sutton v Arsenal (19:55 GMT, BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live)

Dan Spence
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The teaching assistant, the salesman, the framer and the building supervisor.

Meet the Sutton United team hoping to cause another FA Cup upset against Arsenal.

'The Arsenal players will love Sutton's dressing room'

Sutton v Arsenal (19:55 GMT, BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live)

Gary Lineker

Ex-England striker at Gander Green Lane

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Join Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Martin Keown on BBC One from 19:30 GMT.

Neymar to stand trial on corruption charges

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Barcelona forward  Neymar and his club will stand trial on corruption charges over his transfer from Brazilian team Santos, after losing a final appeal.

The case relates to a complaint from Brazilian investment group DIS, which owned 40% of Neymar's transfer rights.

It claims it received less money than it was entitled to when Neymar joined Barca from Santos for £49m in 2013.

Monaco happy with Falcao

Manchester City v Monaco (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Now Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has been talking about Radamel Falcao's return to England after disappointing spells at Manchester United and Chelsea. 

"Obviously I knew Falcao before he came to England. 

"He has always been a great player and a great goalscorer and very easy to work with. 

"We have done specific work with him to get him back. We are really happy with him. He is an important player for the team."

The countdown has begun

Sutton v Arsenal (19:55 GMT, BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live)

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With just over two hours until kick-off, pictures are emerging from inside Sutton United's dressing room.

What more could they need? A good luck card, socks aplenty, plus drinks and snacks for when the energy levels are running low.

Fans are already queuing outside the turnstiles at Gander Green Lane. The atmosphere is building nicely.

Fabinho might come to England one day

Manchester City v Monaco (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Monaco defender Fabinho has been a bit more revealing about his future, which could involve a move to the Premier League.

He said: "I know my name was linked with more than one English club. 

"I have a contract to 2021 but the Premier League interests me. Perhaps one day I will come."

Wenger sticking with Ospina?

Sutton v Arsenal (19:55 GMT, BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live)

Arsenal shirts arriving at Gander Green Lane .. Ospina in goal.. ?! #sutton #arsenal

Arsenal shirts arriving at Gander Green Lane .. Ospina in goal.. ?! #sutton #arsenal

Robinho concentrating on Monaco

Manchester City v Monaco (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

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Fabinho has been speaking about quotes saying he likes Manchester City which were apparently in a TV documentary.

"It was my dad who said that. He talked about a lot of clubs. It is not something I think about too much. I am focussed on Monaco."

On this day...

Football

In 2000, Gillingham, playing in the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history, were thrashed 5-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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It's time for Monaco

Manchester City v Monaco (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

In theory, it should have been possible to cover both Manchester City's training session and then attend a Monaco press conference ahead of tomorrow's Champions League game.

However, City were delayed by at least 45 minutes, so I have come straight over to the stadium where defender Fabinho, who has been linked with Manchester United, Arsenal and Barcelona, but who has a soft spot for Monaco's opponents tomorrow, should be speaking shortly.

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Football

Sutton v Arsenal (19:55 GMT, BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live)

John Watson

BBC Sport presenter at Gander Green Lane

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Interesting sign outside the Sutton changing rooms. A reminder that Ozil and co need to bring the right boots for Sutton's artificial pitch. Could be embarrassing if they don't.

Sane in the mood for Monaco

Manchester City v Monaco (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

The #UCL anthem never fails to give you goose bumps 🔥⚽🔥 Can't wait for tomorrow! #inSané #LS19 #MCIMON #LetsGoCity

The #UCL anthem never fails to give you goose bumps 🔥⚽🔥 Can't wait for tomorrow! #inSané #LS19 #MCIMON #LetsGoCity

Sweeper keeper

Sutton v Arsenal (19:55 GMT, BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live)

Earlier we told you they were hoovering the dugouts at Gander Green Lane.

Looks like Sutton's reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw was the one putting a shift in.

Only the best for Arsenal!

Goalkeeper, coach, cult hero. And Wayne Shaw is still doing the hoovering. @suttonunited

Goalkeeper, coach, cult hero. And Wayne Shaw is still doing the hoovering. @suttonunited

Promotion remains priority for Millwall

Football

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Millwall boss Neil Harris believes promotion from League One is "more important" than FA Cup success.

The Lions claimed a third Premier League cup scalp this season by beating Leicester City 1-0 at The Den to reach the quarter-finals.

Millwall will play Tottenham at White Hart Lane in the next round, but Harris' focus remains on the league.

"We're at home to Chesterfield on Tuesday night - and if anything that has become more important," he said.

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GB Davis Cup venue announced

Tennis

Quigg teams up with Roach

British featherweight Scott Quigg is to team up with Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach after confirming an "amicable split" from Joe Gallagher.

Quigg, a former WBA super-bantamweight champion, will move to Los Angeles to train at Roach's famous Wild Card gym.

"I have moved up to featherweight with the goal of becoming a two-weight world champion. I need a fresh challenge to help me grow," said Quigg, 28.

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Stokes savours big-money IPL deal

Cricket

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes in understandably jubilant mood after discovering he had become the Indian Premier League's most expensive foreign player with Rising Pune Supergiants buying him for £1.7m.

"Seven times my base amount - that’s mental and it hasn’t sunk in yet, but pretty cool to think about I guess," the Durham man says.

"Hopefully I’ll live up to it, win a few games and deliver on what they’ve paid for me.

"It’s a life changing amount of money, I can’t really say more than that. I’m really thankful and grateful for how it went this morning. I’m struggling to put it into words.

"It has all been a bit hectic and I haven’t had much time to think about it. I’m just seriously excited about getting going."

De Bruyne targets silverware over statistics

Manchester City v Monaco (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

Kevin de Bruyne
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More from Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne, who says he is "very happy" with his current form. "I have been very consistent. I have changed position a lot. People look at statistics but I am playing better for the team than last season," he insists.

Asked about his tally of four goals, lower than at this point last season, he adds: "Not a problem for me at all. I never look at my stats. I have played lower. If we get a title I will be very happy. It is more important."

Ozil wishes Gunners 'a successful week'

Sutton v Arsenal (19:55 GMT, BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live)

Sutton boss Paul Doswell said earlier in the week: "If you see Ozil and Sanchez on the team sheet our chance doesn't come beyond nought."

Looks like he might be in luck. Ozil all but confirms he won't feature at Gander Green Lane with this post on his Instagram.

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Handing over the baton

Now some of us have homes to go, so to keep you company until the football live text starts I am going to hand over to the industrious Ellie Thomason and hope that the M6 behaves. Cheerio now.

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Sutton v Arsenal (kick-off 19:55 GMT)

Let's run through tonight's broadcasting schedules to leave you in no doubt about how to follow the big match from the Surrey area we have been assured is in Greater London. Sutton against Arsenal at Gander Green Lane is live on BBC One with my lady's favourite Gary Lineker from 19:30 GMT. He is joined in the studio by former Arsenal defender Martin Keown and ex-England skipper Alan Shearer.

On the radio, 5 live Sport comes also comes live from the ground with Mark Chapman at 19:00 GMT. Conor McNamara is in the commentary box with former Middlesbrough and Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer.

Rugby Union

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Come on own up, who was it?

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Parking the bus

Sutton v Arsenal (19:55 GMT, BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live)

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As simple as it gets for the Arsenal bus driver.

No doubt where he's parking, unless he misses the home-made sign.

Sutton awaits the arrival of Arsene and the team.

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McIlroy marks president's card

Golf

Now he's already dropped a place in the world rankings today so try not to give him any more grief, but Rory McIlroy played a round with US president Donald Trump on Sunday.

World number three McIlroy has not played competitively since suffering a stress fracture to one of his ribs during the South African Open in January, where he lost a play-off to Graeme Storm. 

The website 'No Laying Up' reported that McIlroy rode in a golf cart for all 18 holes with Trump and said of the President's game. "He probably shot around 80. He's a decent player for a guy in his 70s."

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Clattenburg set for Hawthorns

Football

Saudi Arabia-bound referee Mark Clattenburg has been put in charge of West Brom against Bournemouth this weekend. Are the Premier League exacting their revenge?

On your bike, Arsene?

Sutton v Arsenal (19:55 GMT, BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live)

Chris Slegg

BBC London sports journalist

Jim McGrath works at Pearson bike shop in Sutton town centre - officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the oldest bike shop in the world.

Opened in 1860, it is 12 years older than the FA Cup itself. 

"The excitement has been building up all day. People have been coming in asking us who our money is on. There is a real buzz," he said.

Jim McGrath
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Goverment urged to act on funding cuts

Badminton

Badminton Scotland chief executive Anne Smillie has called for government intervention following UK Sport’s rejection of the sport’s appeal against a 100% funding cut.

"The decision by UK Sport to refuse badminton’s appeal is a major set-back to the sport and the Government should intervene to overturn it," she says.

"I see no justification for leaving an Olympic medal winning sport with no funding whatsoever, especially when sports that didn’t win medals or reach their targets have retained their funding."

Sutton to clean up?

Sutton v Arsenal (19:55 GMT, BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live)

Tony Livesey

BBC Radio 5 live presenter

Now there's a window cleaner to make sure Arsene doesn't miss a thing...

Sutton dugout
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Tony will be live from Sutton United's ground on 5 Live Drive from 16:00 GMT.

Joining him will be guests including Sutton captain Jamie Collins, manager Paul Doswell and the team's kitman, Clive Baxter, who has been there for 50 years

Funding cuts row

Amid much anger and criticism as seven sports have funding appeals dismissed by UK Sport, there is a conciliatory note from Goalball, a Paralympic sport for blind athletes.

Mike Reilly, chief executive office of Goalball UK, said: "Though we did not fit the UK Sport criteria to move up categories, and so secure funding, we were very much encouraged by their response to our representation. 

"There is certainly a sense of the board understanding the difficulties we face and an acknowledgement of our incredible success.

"We are hopeful that, despite today’s announcement, UK Sport will find other ways to help us secure a clear and sustained talent pathway that will take us all the way to Tokyo."

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Carney faces rap after referee row

Rugby League

Salford winger Justin Carney is facing a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday after being accused of coming into contact with a match official during his side's 30-20 Betfred Super League win at Huddersfield last week.

Funding cuts row

BBC sports editor Dan Roan has interviewed UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholls after the organisation rejected the appeals of seven sports against funding cuts.

"We are very focused on an outcome which is delivering more medals and more medallists to make the nation proud," she said.

"The approach we take has worked and it will continue to work as long as we are not deviated from it."

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Huddersfield and Monaco are just the same

Manchester City v Monaco (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

Some thoughts from Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne at the news conference ahead of the Champions League meeting with Monaco tomorrow.

Asked about his manager, Pep Guardiola, De Bruyne says: "He prepares all his games as detailed like no other. 

"He won't do anything differently against Monaco than Huddersfield. We have to perform at our best level. If the team is performing right the individuals will be even better viewed. He is a very good manager and he is doing a very good job."

Well he was unlikely to criticise him I suppose.

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Ireland hopeful over injured trio

Rugby union

Ireland expect Johnny Sexton, Rob Kearney and Conor Murray all to prove their fitness for Saturday's Six Nations match with France by training fully on Tuesday. 

Sexton has missed Ireland's two games after calf trouble, while Kearney has nursed a biceps injury and Murray sat out training on Friday with a slight abductor issue. 

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Nervous anticipation at Sutton

Sutton v Arsenal (19:55 GMT, BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live)

Tony Livesey

BBC Radio 5 live presenter

I'd say the atmosphere here is opti-realistic.

One minute it's upbeat, the next they're hoping the Arsenal coach has a puncture. 

They're now hoovering the dugouts.     

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Tony will be live from Sutton United's ground on 5 Live Drive from 16:00 GMT.

Joining him will be guests including Sutton captain Jamie Collins, manager Paul Doswell and the team's kitman, Clive Baxter, who has been there for 50 years.