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  1. Motorsport champion Surtees dies aged 83
  2. News ahead of FA Cup quarter-finals
  3. Conferences including Klopp, Guardiola & Conte
  4. Six Nations updates - 20:05 GMT: Wales v Ireland
  5. Get Involved: #bbcsportsday

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By Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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And now we say farewell on a day when motorsport lost one of its great champions.

John Surtees. Rest in peace.

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5 live sports extra Saturday schedule

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BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

There is a packed schedule on 5 live sports extra tomorrow too, beginning with the women's Six Nations match between England and Scotland at 12:55 GMT. 

Successive football commentaries follow, beginning with the 15:00 GMT Premier League match between Hull and Swansea with Ian Dennis and summariser Steve Harper, the former Newcastle goalkeeper.

Then there is the eagerly awaited FA Cup tie between Arsenal and non-league Lincoln, with John Murray your commentator and another former goalkeeper, Mark Schwarzer, alongside him.

BBC Radio 5 live

Mark Chapman presents tomorrow's Sport on 5 live from Twickenham, where there will be live commentary of England's Calcutta Cup match against Scotland, which kicks off at 16:00 GMT. 

Before that there will be commentary of the opening FA Cup quarter-final between Middlesbrough and Manchester City kicking off at 12:15 GMT, Ian Brown in the commentary box with former Spurs winger Chris Waddle.

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BBC Radio 5 live, 19:00 GMT

BBC Radio 5 live

Let's get some coverage details ahead of a busy weekend and tonight's 5 live Sport with Jason Mohammad from 19:00 GMT comes live from Cardiff, where there is live commentary on that Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland, which is also on BBC One from 19:30 GMT, plus a preview of the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Tributes: John Surtees

British motorsport champion John Surtees has died at the age of 83.

More on this sad news here.

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John Surtees: Sports Personality

In 1959, John Surtees was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year after winning his second motorcycling world title.

He then switched disciplines to take the Formula 1 title with Ferrari in 1964 and is the only man to secure the World Championship on four wheels as well as two.

Watch Surtees win the BBC award

John Surtees

On this day

Rugby Union

Ireland can set up a title decider with England in Dublin on 18 March with victory in Cardiff tonight - a match you can see live on BBC TV and hear on BBC radio - and 10 years ago today, Eddie O'Sullivan's Irish team clinched their third Triple Crown in four years with a 19-18 win over Scotland.

Ireland celebrate their triple crown success
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Tributes: John Surtees


MotoGP journalist Mat Oxley with his tribute to the great John Surtees, who has died aged 83.

          How things have changed. Surtees relaxing with mum & dad during a 1957 meet, when he was a factory MV Augusta rider

How things have changed. Surtees relaxing with mum & dad during a 1957 meet, when he was a factory MV Augusta rider

PSG deny nightclub story

PSG have denied reports in some French papers that two players - Marco Verratti and Blaise Matuidi - were in a nightclub two days before the 6-1 defeat by Barcelona.

Roughly translated, they say: "It's insulting to their professionalism and their club."  

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Yates captures stage six in Fayence


Briton Simon Yates won the 193.5-km sixth stage of the of Paris-Nice event from Aubagne to Fayence, finishing 17 seconds clear of Colombia's Sergio Henao. 

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe retained the overall lead 36 seconds ahead of Tony Gallopin, with Yates in eighth place.

Simon Yates

Tributes: John Surtees

Legend is of course an over-used term but John Surtees was the very essence of the word. Can anyone please explain to me why he wasn't Sir John Surtees?

Colin, Orpington

John Surtees - Legend. It is criminal he never got Knighted. No one will ever repeat his feat! .

Tim, Aberystwyth

Tributes: John Surtees

You can follow more tributes to Kent-based former Formula 1 and motorcycling world champion John Surtees via our colleagues at BBC Kent.

Celebrity chef Paul Hollywood is among those mourning following the death of the 83-year-old.

John Surtees
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Mourinho back at Chelsea, live on the BBC

Chelsea v Man Utd (Monday, 19:45 GMT)

Chelsea v Manchester United this season
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The final match of the FA Cup quarter-final programme is on Monday night and it features two footballing heavyweights live on BBC TV and radio, with Jose Mourinho returning to his old stomping ground at Stamford Bridge as Manchester United face Premier League leaders Chelsea.  

United have reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup on a record-equalling 28 occasions, seven times more than their west London opponents, but the Blues  thrashed them 4-0 in the league meeting this season and also won the last FA Cup meeting between the sides, 1-0 in a replay four years ago.

John Surtees: Tributes

John Surtees, the only man to win the Formula One and motorcycle grand prix titles, was being treated for an existing respiratory condition, a  family statement said.

"We deeply mourn the loss of such an incredible, kind and loving man as well as celebrate his amazing life," it added.

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Death of John Surtees

John Surtees has died aged 83.

A brilliant motorcyclist who dominated the top 500cc class for much of the late 1950s, Surtees moved on to cars and immediately established himself as a leading figure.

He won the Formula 1 championship for Ferrari in 1964.

John Surtees
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Two teams in form for White Hart Lane farewell

Tottenham v Millwall (Sunday, 14:00 GMT)

Harry Kane scores for Spurs last weekend
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It's the final FA Cup tie at the existing White Hart Lane tomorrow and Spurs, unbeaten at the Lane this term, have never lost at home to Millwall, winning 12 and drawing two of their 14 meetings.

Millwall, who once boasted an on-loan Harry Kane in their forward line, are on an unbeaten run of 17 matches - winning 11 - which is their best since a similar streak in 1965, but their remarkable sequence of clean sheets ended at nine in the 2-1 home win over MK Dons last weekend.

There is live coverage of the match on the BBC TV and radio.

BreakingSurtees dies aged 83

Some sad news.

John Surtees, the only man to have been world champion on two wheels as well as four, has died aged 83.

In-form Imps relishing Arsenal test

Arsenal v Lincoln (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

Lincoln against Burnley
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The second FA Cup quarter-final is the intriguing contest between Arsene Wenger's under-achieving Arsenal and Danny Cowley's non-league Lincoln.

The sides have not met in a competitive fixture since 1915 - with Lincoln holding the advantage from a 1-0 win 102 years ago - and this will be the first encounter in the FA Cup.

Arsenal have only lost one FA Cup tie against a lower league club under Wenger - against Championship side Blackburn in 2013.

But the Imps have lost just two of their last of their last 24 games in all competitions - winning 19 - and were clinical in the last round, going through to the last eight by scoring with their only shot on target against Burnley last month.

Boro's knockout blows against City

Middlesbrough v Manchester City (Saturday, 12:15 GMT)

Let's focus on the FA Cup quarter-finals now, and of the four matches, the least discussed by the neutrals is perhaps the first one of the weekend, the all-Premier League fixture between Middlesbrough and Manchester City at lunchtime on the banks of the River Tees.

Boro may be struggling in the relegation zone, 34 points behind their affluent opponents, but they claimed a 1-1 draw at the Etihad in November and have knocked out City in four of their last five FA Cup meetings, most recently in the fourth round in 2014-15.

However, Boro are winless in 10 league games since Christmas, failing to score in seven of them, while City are the top scoring team left in the FA Cup this season with 13 goals.   

Manchester City v Middlesbrough this season
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Big-hitting De Grandhomme joins Bears


Birmingham Bears have signed New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme for this year's NatWest T20 Blast. 

The 30-year-old, who has represented the Black Caps in all three formats, boasts a remarkable strike-rate of 171.04, claimed to be the highest in the professional game.

Colin de Grandhomme

Ding through to face Fu


News from the green baize now, and Ding Junhui has beaten Anthony Hamilton 5-2 to set up a semi-final against Marco Fu at the Players Championship in Llandudno.

GB to face clay court Fed Cup test


Great Britain's Fed Cup team will head to the Black Sea city of Constanta to take on Romania in next month's World Group II play-off, on outdoor clay at the Tenis Club IDU on 22-23 April. (And they DO spell it with one 'n').

Britain are looking to return to the elite level of the competition for the first time since 1993. 

Amputee jockey wins again

Amputee jockey Guy Disney followed up his historic Sandown win with another victory at the course on Friday afternoon.

The former soldier, who rides with a prosthetic leg, won the Grand Military Gold Cup aboard Rathlin Rose.

Last  month, the 34-year-old became the first amputee jockey to win at a professional racecourse in Britain when guiding the same horse to victory in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup.

Sent off the 7-4 favourite on Friday, the David Pipe-trained Rathlin Rose won by 12 lengths.

You can check out the full finishing order here in our results and racecards section .

Guy Disney: Former soldier's journey from war to riding winners

More wins than Wenger?

Arsenal v Lincoln (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

Fair to say a large number of Arsenal fans are far from happy with Arsene Wenger - and here is the impressive record of the man who will be on the opposing bench for tomorrow's FA Cup quarter-final at the Emirates.

Non-league Lincoln have won 22 of 34 National League games, losing six, and scoring 67 goals while conceding just 32.

In his first season in full-time management, Danny Cowley's win percentage of 64.71%, while achieved in a different league played at a very different standard, stands up impressively against the elite of the Premier League, with only Antonio Conte having a better success rate this term.


A Question of Sport - the answer

A Question of Sport Teaser

Earlier, we asked which five players from the current Ireland squad won two or more Lions Test caps in 2013?

The answer:  Bowe, Heaslip, Murray, O’Brien and Sexton.

Kompany comeback?


Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is closing in on his latest comeback from injury.

Kompany has made only six appearances this season and featured only once for City since 19 November.

However, the Belgian is training again and with three games to play in nine days, starting with tomorrow's FA Cup tie at Middlesbrough, it will be interesting to see if he has any involvement.

"Vincent is already training with the team," said Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. "He trained three or four days with us."

Vincent Kompany
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Ireland lose Afghanistan series


Afghanistan took an unassailable 2-0 lead in their three-match T20 series against Ireland following a 17-run success under the Duckworth-Lewis-Sternmethod. 

Chasing Afghanistan's 184-8, Ireland's 65-2 after six overs had them leading on points, to use boxing parlance, but after a rain delay forced the players off the pitch in Greater Noida, India, they lost seven wickets in less than five overs and fell short of the revised target of 111 from 11 overs. 

Germany-Brazil to play Berlin friendly next year


Germany and Brazil will meet next year on the football field for the first time since the Brazilians were thrashed 7-1 in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals. 

The match is scheduled for the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on 27 March 2018, only a few months before the next World Cup in Russia. 

On this day


It's FA Cup quarter-final weekend of course and 16 years ago today Roy Essandoh swept Division Two Wycombe into the semi-finals with a stoppage-time headed winner against Leicester at Filbert Street. The Chairboys went on to lose 2-1 to Liverpool at Villa Park.

Roy Essandoh
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Conte wants to share 'passion'

Chelsea v Man Utd (Monday, 19:45 GMT)

Antonio Conte has no intention of toning down his goal celebrations despite criticism from Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho earlier in the season.

Mourinho took exception to the Chelsea head coach geeing up the crowd when the Blues were already four ahead in a 4-0 win at Stamford Bridge in October.

"No, no. I don't think it's important. (There is) nothing we have to clarify with him," said Conte.

 "I've shown at Chelsea, not only Chelsea, every team that I managed that I live the game with great passion. Sometimes I want to share my enthusiasm, my passion with my players, with my staff, also with my fans. I think it's normal."

Antonio Conte
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Conte is in there somewhere

Don Poli to miss Cheltenham Gold Cup

Frank Keogh

BBC Sport

Don Poli, who was third in the 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup, will miss this year’s race on 17 March.

The Gordon-Elliott trained steeplechaser was around a 16-1 chance for the showpiece contest.

“Unfortunately Don Poli has picked up an injury and will not make it to this year’s Festival,” said Elliott in his Betfair blog.

 “We are all very disappointed as he was in great form and we were really looking forward to him running’’

Don Poli

Podcasts from the Caribbean


It was another emphatic victory for England yesterday in the Caribbean, bowling out the West Indies for 142 to win by 186 runs, and it recorded their first 3-0 whitewash over the West Indies in a one-day international series.

Charles Dagnall and former England women's all-rounder Ebony Rainford-Brent watched the series and give their thoughts in a BBC Test Match Special podcast.

No mind games for Conte

Chelsea v Man Utd (19:45 GMT, Mon)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will not be distracted by the mind games deployed by managerial rivals including Jose Mourinho, saying talking does not win games.

Mourinho's Manchester United visit Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup quarter-final on Monday night.

Conte said: "I'm very focused on the pitch. The mind games don't bring you to win, above all if you face a team who is focused."

Pep on manager of the month


Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was named manager of the month for February, yet when the pictures emerged, he hardly looked too happy about it.

Guardiola was asked about the significance of the award - his first.

It appears there is none.

"(Antonio) Conte has already won a couple, so maybe they decided to give it to someone else," he said.

Conte has won three awards but Chelsea only got seven points out of nine in February. City got a full house.

Pep Guardiola

No sympathy for Wenger


Staying with north London matters and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says he does not have sympathy for under-fire Arsene Wenger down the Seven Sisters Road at Arsenal following a 10-2 aggregate defeat for the Gunners in the Champions League. 

"It's football," says Pochettino, whose team are six points ahead of the Gunners in the Premier League. 

"I know the business, I never expect my (managerial) colleagues to feel sorry for me if one day I am in the same position. It's not important my feelings. I have full respect for him but my emotions about it are not important."

Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino
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On this day


1992: David O'Leary played his 700th game for Arsenal, a record for the north London club.

David O'Leary
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Chelsea news conference

Chelsea v Man Utd (19:45 GMT, Mon)

Antonio Conte declined to comment on reports he was close to agreeing a new contract.

The Chelsea boss was also cagey about the future of long-serving defender John Terry.

Asked if it could be Terry's last cup tie at Stamford Bridge, he replied: "I hope not... I don't know." 

Conte said the captain had been important in and out of the dressing room this season.

Antonio Conte
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Joe Hart decision at end of season


Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has responded to Joe Hart's interview on last night's Premier League programme on BBC2.

Hart, currently on loan at Torino, thinks his time at City is over.

Typically, Guardiola is refusing to be drawn.

"I have said many times, at the end of the season we will see which players are happy or unhappy and we will decide. He is a Man City player. We will decide at the end of the season." 

'Defensive system' at West Ham stifled Payet


Strong stuff from Dimitri Payet on his final days with West Ham before he rejoined Marseille for £25m in January.

"I didn't want to play my last roles in the Premier League," he tells French publication L'Equipe. "Our way of approaching matches, the defensive system put in place, it didn't please me. 

"It was difficult to express myself. You could say I was annoyed. I was going through games without taking any pleasure." 

Dimitri Payet

Chelsea news conference

Chelsea v Man Utd (19:45 GMT, Mon)

Chelsea have no fresh injury worries ahead of Monday's FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United, says Blues boss Antonio Conte.

The Italian has yet to decide on his line-up for the game.