Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.


  1. Man Utd's Ibrahimovic accepts violent conduct charge and will serve three match ban
  2. Bournemouth's Mings to appeal FA charge
  3. BBC Radio Leicester understand Shakespeare is to be offered Leicester job until the end of the season
  4. Chelsea go 10 points clear after beating West Ham
  5. Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45)
  6. Get Involved: #bbcsportsday or text 81111

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Right, I will leave you to debate among yourselves... 

Thank you for joining me today!

I will be back tomorrow from 08:00 GMT. 

'It feels like everyone is welcome'


With 16 different categories for age, gender and ability, the FA People's Cup is for everyone. 

When TeamGB Paralympian footballer Jack Rutter met Ben Ridd - who was taking part in the male disability category in Dorset - he found out just what it means for some players to participate in the nation's biggest five-a-side tournament for the first time.

For more People's Cup action, check out our special  first-round highlights programme on the iPlayer.



Earlier we brought you the news Kevin Pietersen will make his return for Surrey to play in this summer's T20 Blast competition.

The former England batsman has had a warm reception from the fans...




so far.

Read more here. 

          Overwhelmed by the incredible support from English cricket fans about my signing with @surreycricket! Thank you! 😍

Overwhelmed by the incredible support from English cricket fans about my signing with @surreycricket! Thank you! 😍

Sevilla lose ground in La Liga


Sevilla's La Liga title hopes were damaged after a mistake by goalkeeper Sergio Rico led to a 1-1 draw at Alaves.

The result leaves third-placed Sevilla four points behind Barca after 26 matches and three points behind Real Madrid, who have a game in hand. Alaves stay 11th.

Alaves v Sevilla
Getty Images

Think YOUR team have dedicated fans?

Napoli face Real Madrid in the last 16 second leg of the Champions League this later evening - kick off is at 19:45 GMT. 

Incredibly, there are already around 10,000 people in the stadium.

I hope they brought a pack of cards...

          Already 10.000 people in the stadium 5 hours ahead kick-off of Napoli-Real Madrid! Never seen anything like this!

Already 10.000 people in the stadium 5 hours ahead kick-off of Napoli-Real Madrid! Never seen anything like this!

          San Paolo stadium right now.
#NapoliRealMadrid #UCL ⚽️ #ForzaNapoliSempre

San Paolo stadium right now. #NapoliRealMadrid #UCL ⚽️ #ForzaNapoliSempre

Get Involved - Ibrahimovic ban, Mings appeal

#bbcsportsday or text 81111

Danny Morgan:  With the Mings appeal, can the FA prove intent on the part of Mings? This is a very grey area.

So, Zlatan accepts the violent conduct change from FA but on national television denied it? Odd that and seems like he was telling porkies when interviewed. Should set an extra 3 games for fibbing!


John Goodhewundefined Look at head-on footage. Mings has to reach left foot way outside his right leg to hit Zlatan. Totally unnatural running action. 

You are an opinionated bunch... The thoughts are still coming in about Zlatan and Mings.

'We will find a way to win'


England coach Mark Sampson and defender  Lucy Bronze say they are relishing a chance to beat old foes Germany and claim the SheBelieves Cup in Washington.

SheBelieves Cup: England women relishing Germany clash

Cricket to introduce sendings-off


Billy Bowden
Getty Images
Australia's Glenn McGrath was jokingly shown a red card by umpire Billy Bowden during the first ever Twenty20 international in 2005 after he pretended to bowl underarm

Cricket's lawmakers, the MCC, have approved several rule changes that will introduce sendings-off, award penalty runs for poor behaviour and limit bat sizes.

Player offences will be measured across four levels and punishments range from giving away five runs to being dismissed temporarily or permanently.

Batsmen will also now not be run out if their bat loses contact with the ground after being grounded behind the crease.

Ex-football coach faces abuse charges

Former football coach Barry Bennell has been charged with eight counts of historical child sexual abuse.

The 63-year-old ex-youth coach at Crewe Alexandra faces allegations relating to two boys between 1980 and 1987.

The Crown Prosecution Service said the charges followed an investigation by Cheshire Police.

Mr Bennell, who also had links to Manchester City and Stoke City, will appear at South Cheshire Magistrates' Court on 13 March.

He is accused of two counts of indecent assault on a boy aged under 14, indecent assault on a boy aged under 16, and five other offences.

We will come back to Zlatan's ban in a short while... Just going to bring you some news from elsewhere.


Kingken Mokundefined:  A chance for Marcus Rashford to show what he can do up front

Text 81111

Mings is appealing because there was no malice in treading on Ibrahimovic - it was clumsy more than anything.

Ken Badger


Jonathan Collardundefined As a United fan, unfortunately I think Zlatan's three match ban is fair. Mings should get at least the same though. 


Abdullah Mulla:  Fair play to Zlatan for accepting the charge and getting his ban over and done with as soon as possible.

Get Involved - Ibrahimovic ban


FultonTalksFootball:  Ibrahimovic is lucky to only get three match ban. 

As expected, very mixed opinions on this topic...

Get Involved - Ibrahimovic ban


Mike Oxbig:  Mings is mad appealing - assuming appealing means the ban will increase. Banged to rights which Ibrahimovic has realised. 

Zlatan's three-match ban...


So Zlatan will miss the next three matches. 

They are Monday's FA Cup quarter-final at Chelsea and Premier League games against Middlesbrough and West Brom. 

He will, however, be available to face Rostov in the Europa League on Thursday as FA bans do not apply to European matches.

Get Involved - Ibrahimovic banned for three games

  • So what do you think to Zlatan Ibrahimovic  accepting the consequences of his elbow? 
  • Does the punishment fit the crime? 
  • Does this throw up questions about Tyrone Mings appealing his violent conduct charge? 

Get in touch using #bbcsportsday or text 81111

More on Ibrahimovic ban...


Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings and United's Ibrahimovic were charged with the same offence after clashing in Saturday's  1-1 draw.

We told you earlier that Tyrone Mings will appeal his ban after he landed on the United forward's head with his studs before Ibrahimovic caught his rival in the face with his elbow at a corner.  

BreakingIbrahimovic to serve three match ban


Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed to serve a three-match ban for violent conduct.

The ban will begin with immediate effect.

Getty Images


Some breaking Manchester United news now....

Six Nations: Wallace on Ireland's 2009 Grand Slam thriller

Rugby Union

Paddy Wallace recalls the dramatic moment in 2009 when he conceded a penalty in Cardiff which could have cost Ireland the Grand Slam. 

To Wallace's relief, the kick by Wales fly-half Stephen Jones landed just short and Ireland won 17-15 to complete the Slam for only the second time in their history. 

"I was instantly in a state of shock," said Wallace on the moment referee Wayne Barnes awarded the penalty. 

Englishman Barnes is in charge again when the teams meet in the 2017 Six Nations on Friday.

Not too much to work on then...

Rugby Union

Speaking of rugby, and in particular the Six Nations, Wales hooker Ken Owens says they are working on improving "everything" from the defeat by Scotland for Friday's game with Ireland.

Watch here:

Six Nations 2017: Wales must improve 'everything' against Ireland - Ken Owens

England could be 'paralysed' by winning run

Rugby union

England's 17-match winning run could have a "paralysing" effect when they host Scotland on Saturday, according to visitors' resource coach Nathan Hines.

Hines played for French side Clermont when they went 77 games unbeaten at home and says it was a burden.

Scotland, who have won two and lost once in the tournament, are aiming for a first victory at Twickenham since 1983.  

England rugby
Getty Images

And some England rugby union news?

Hales in England squad for third ODI


England have confirmed that opening batsman Alex Hales will be available for selection for the 3rd ODI against West Indies in Barbados on Thursday.

Hales has been in the Caribbean having treatment on his hand injury, but has now been officially added to the squad.

England are two up with just one match left.

There will be commentary on the 3rd ODI from 13:15 GMT on Thursday on 5 Live Sports Extra.

Alex Hales
Getty Images

Quick England cricket news...

Don't start......


Thomas Ryan: These Shakespeare puns should be Bard.



Craig Shakespeare until the end of the season would be a wise move by #LCFC... But the Shakespeare puns are already becoming unbearable.

Man City team news

Man City v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

Guardiola has said there are no new injuries but some of his players are tired. He also let us know that  Vincent Kompany  has started training regularly again, having been out with a persistent leg injury and is in contention to return. 

Man City news conference

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

Leroy Sane
Getty Images

The explosive Leroy Sane has made a big impression since his debut for Man City in September, and has been compared to Gareth Bale by Phil Neville, but Pep Guardiola says he has room to improve. 

"He is playing good but also we show him a lot of clips, of many not good things he is doing and he can improve. He is 21 years old," Guardiola said.

The City boss was also asked about the reports he had banned players from using wifi within their training facilities... 

"They use their devices. They sleep with them. Today it’s impossible to control that, it’s part of life. But in some areas where we are working they can’t use them. It’s maybe 20 minutes a day so not a big issue," he said.

Man City news conference

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

Right, we have heard from Pep Guardiola... 

With Chelsea ten points clear at the top of the Premier League, is the Manchester City manager looking to chase the trophy right to the bitter end? 

"We are focused on the next game. The gap is so big and it depends what happens tomorrow if it is still big. We have to play all the teams (at the top) but for now is Stoke."

Get Involved - Tales of beating the odds

Text 81111

Well, if you had put your name on your text then we could have attempted a beautiful reunion between yourself and Nick but.... 

My friend Nick Jones had been practising for months- having built a pool room in his house. In a best of ten game he went four up, I brought it back from the brink without missing a shot. I hadn't played in years. We haven't spoken since.


Get Involved - Tales of beating the odds


Next is Mylo's tale: 

My already relegated U15 Sunday league team played the undefeated top of the league team on the last fixture of the season. We won 5-1 & the opposition cried. 

Get Involved - Tales of beating the odds


First up, is Yorkshire Steve, who has almost written a novel: It was the Cup final against a team who had beaten us an aggregate of 13-0 in the league. Hung on for 75 mins - clearing off line etc.

They scored with 15 mins left. Took off a defender and threw on extra striker. We scored from 35 yards (shot or clearance?). 

Hung on to extra time and decided to 'go for it' and stay 2 up front - never made it out of our half but hung on for penalties

Told team to pick where they were aiming - eg. bottom left - now and stick with it whatever happened in earlier penalties.

Every player scored. All bottom left! Won the County cup! Go Cambridge Rangers WFC!

Meanwhile, we will share a few more of your tales of beating the odds.... 

Man City: Guardiola news conference

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

Pep Guardiola will be speaking to the press in a moment ahead of tomorrow's Premier League tie with Stoke City.

We will bring you team news and quotes as soon as we can...