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By Matt Davis and Ellie Thomason

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That's your lot from us today. Thanks for joining us.

There are four Premier League games tonight. A win for Everton at Old Trafford will see them move above Manchester United . Elsewhere, Sunderland face Leicester , Burnley host Stoke and West Brom travel to Watford.

Elsewhere, Brighton can go top of the Championship if they beat Birmingham City tonight, as Newcastle aren't playing until Wednesday. Follow all of tonight's EFL action here.

There will be commentary from Old Trafford on Radio 5 live and from Brighton's Amex Stadium on 5 live sports extra.

We'll be back tomorrow morning from 08:00 BST for more rolling news and debate.

See you then!

Team news

Leicester v Sunderland (19:45 BST)

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Leicester City captain Wes Morgan remains sidelined for Tuesday's visit of Sunderland because of a back injury.

Winger Marc Albrighton is available after missing the win over Stoke due to sickness, although Demarai Gray is likely to keep his place in the side.

Sunderland's top scorer Jermain Defoe is a doubt with an unspecified problem.

Manager David Moyes said at Monday's pre-match press conference: "Defoe didn't train yesterday. I can't give you any more of an update than that."

Lee Cattermole could make his first appearance since September after a hip problem, while Victor Anichebe might also be available.

Team news

Burnley v Stoke (19:45 BST)

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche has reported no new injury concerns ahead of Tuesday's game against Stoke.

Fit-again midfielder Steven Defour is again likely to be a substitute, while Johann Berg Gudmundsson is not ready to return from knee ligament damage.

Stoke forward Peter Crouch is a doubt because of a sore knee but Phil Bardsley is available after suspension.

Xherdan Shaqiri and Geoff Cameron may miss out again because of respective calf and thigh problems.

England withdraw from World Mixed Team Championships


England have been forced to withdraw from next month's World Mixed Team Championships in Australia following the axing of their Olympic funding. 

Badminton England, which oversees Great Britain's Olympic programme, had all its public funding from UK Sport stopped last December. 

An appeal to have it reinstated failed and they have had to pull out of the prestigious mixed team championships, also known as the Sudirman Cup, on the Gold Coast.

Performance director Jon Austin said: "We are now working through an unprecedented financial situation as a consequence of the recent funding decisions. 

"The decision is a tough one to make but we have had to consider the investments we now make very carefully. The pressures we are facing right now, both through the people resource and financial investment needed, means we are regrettably not in a position to commit to the Sudirman Cup this year." 

Team news

Manchester United v Everton (19:45 BST)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United will be bolstered by the return from suspension of Ander Herrera and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Paul Pogba (hamstring) is a doubt, while Juan Mata, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are out, but Luke Shaw is set to return to the squad.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has no new fitness concerns.

The game comes too soon for Morgan Schneiderlin, while Aaron Lennon, James McCarthy, Ramiro Funes Mori and Seamus Coleman are also injured.

Wenger bristles over Sanchez speculation


Arsene Wenger bristles over questions on Alexis Sanchez contract

Arsene Wenger says he does not understand the "anxiety" over Alexis Sanchez's future at Arsenal, explaining the Chilean has 18 months left on his contract.

BreakingWinks to miss rest of season


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Tottenham have confirmed midfielder Harry Winks will miss the rest of the season after sustaining ligament damage to his left ankle during Saturday's win at Burnley.

The 21-year-old will continue to be monitored by the club's medical team during his recovery.

Coach arrested after 12-0 loss to Barcelona B team


An Italian coach has been arrested by Spanish police investigating allegations of match-fixing.  

Filippo Di Pierro, the boss of Spanish third division side Eldense, was arrested after his side's 12-0 defeat to Barcelona's B team on Saturday.  

The defeat, a joint record for Spain's third tier, sealed Eldense's relegation.

The following day the club said they would not play any more matches this season, but later backtracked and confirmed the fixtures would be honoured.

US cancer teen surprised with dream trip to watch Leicester


Travis Hackett finds out on Skype that he will be going to watch Leicester City tonight

Time for a feel good story of the day.

A US teenager who credits Leicester City's title win with helping him to beat leukaemia will watch them in person for the first time later.

Travis Hackett, 13, from San Diego, says the Foxes' amazing feat helped him deal with his gruelling treatment.

"I just loved how they made that great escape and then came back and surprised everyone the next year, beating all the big teams and winning the title. It was amazing.

"It was my inspiration to keep on going through all my treatment and they just helped me amazingly."

Gregory does his homework for Masters debut

US Masters 2017: Scott Gregory prepares for Augusta debut

Scott Gregory will make his US Masters debut on Thursday, fully prepared for what he will face at Augusta. 

The British amateur champion, from Waterlooville, has spent hours watching previous year's tournaments on YouTube.

He also hopes lessons learned from his two rounds at The Open in July will stand him in good stead.

Newcastle sign scrum-half Stuart

Rugby Union

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Newcastle Falcons have signed former Harlequins scrum-half Sam Stuart from Championship side Richmond for the 2017-18 season.

Nothing's changed on Zlatan


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BBC Sport

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An interesting story is doing the rounds about Zlatan Ibrahimovic, complete with mock-up picture, saying he has agreed to join LA Galaxy from Manchester United in the summer.

If that is the case, neither club knows anything about it.

LA Galaxy have told Ibrahimovic they are prepared to make him the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer history.

However, United want him to sign the clause in his contract committing him to an additional season at Old Trafford.

And, as it stands, the 35-year-old has not told either of them what he is going to do.

Carroll has 'point to prove' against Spurs - Clement


Tom Carroll: Swansea City midfielder has 'point to prove' against Tottenham

Swansea City midfielder Tom Carroll has a 'point to prove' when they face his former club Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, according to boss Paul Clement.  

Hamilton hangs out with pandas

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Lewis Hamilton has left his dogs Roscoe and Coco behind and has swapped them for some time with pandas whilst in China ahead of this weekend's Grand Prix.

Schedule announced for Gold Coast 2018

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The one year countdown is on, and to celebrate the occasion, the schedule for next year's Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast has been announced.

Women's triathlon will be the first gold medal to be won on the Games' opening day - Thursday, 5 April 2018.

The men's and women's 100m finals are on day five, while the rugby sevens will bring events to a close on 15 April 2018.

Get Involved - Your tales of abandoned, delayed or cancelled games


Paul in Bournemouth: We all went to watch a pre-season friendly at Yeovil following my team Bournemouth just before the start of there premier league first season. A flock of seagulls landed on the pitch, it took several stewards many minutes to get the birds to fly away, much to the amusement of the spectators.

Chris in Blackburn:  I remember many moons ago when QPR had their famous astroturf pitch turning up on a Monday night to watch them take on Nottm Forest. Well that is what I had planned. Unfortunately floodlight failure put paid to those plans! 

Adam in Kent:   During a league Cricket match in the Chelmsford area one of our players hit a six which went through a bus window, the driver returned the ball on his way back past the ground.

The cricket season is almost here

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Sports reporter, BBC Radio Kent

Australian Jason Gillespie is keeping his message simple to the Kent’s cricketers ahead of the new season – show everyone how good you are.

The 41-year-old former fast bowler and ex-Yorkshire coach has linked up with Kent as interim assistant as cover for Allan Donald, who is working towards the qualifications he needs to obtain a visa.

Gillespie says he’s been overwhelmed by the welcome he’s received in the county.

Kent get their County Championship campaign under way on Friday against Gloucestershire at Canterbury. 

Ball-by-ball commentary of every game is available online via the BBC Sport website .

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Sagna out injured

Chelsea v Man City (Wed, 20:00 BST)

A bit more now from Pep Guardiola.

The Manchester City manager says defender Bacary Sagna will be out for up to three weeks.

Guardiola was also asked whether he will warn Sergio Aguero, after the striker was sent-off in City's 3-1 defeat to Chelsea in December.

"We can talk about many things but we can never say Sergio Aguero is not calm.

"What happened in that game was many things. We were 1-0 up. We create unbelievable chance. Then circumstances we cannot control changed it. It was amazing. Reaction with Sergio and Fernandinho was our frustration. Fernandinho is one of the nicest guys I ever met. Aguero and Fernandinho are nice guys."

Sunderland respond to Moyes' slap remark


Sunderland also say that "appropriate action" was taken at the time.

The statement read: "David recognised this immediately, proactively bringing the matter to the attention of the CEO and apologising to the reporter. 

"The club also spoke with both a senior figure at the BBC and the reporter personally, expressing its profound regret over what had occurred.

 "The matter was treated with the utmost seriousness from the outset and the swift and decisive action taken by the club and the manager at the time ensured that it was resolved to the satisfaction of the reporter and the BBC, which was the priority."

Sunderland respond to Moyes' slap remark


Sunderland have released a statement on David Moyes after he told a BBC reporter she might "get a slap". 

The club says the exchange was "wholly unacceptable and such actions are not condoned or excused in any way".

They add that they "continue to fully support" Moyes as Sunderland manager.

McIlroy's quest for a Green Jacket


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Rory McIlroy will be aiming to complete his collection of golf majors when he begins his quest for the elusive Green Jacket at the Masters on Thursday.

He heads into the first major of the year having suffered an injury-blighted start to 2017 while America's Dustin Johnson has surged to the top of the world rankings.

BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter takes a look at McIlroy's chances in Augusta.

You can read that here.

Romo retires

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is set to retire to pursue a career in broadcasting.

The 36-year-old has played just five games in the last two seasons because of collarbone and back injuries.

His replacement, Cowboys rookie Dak Prescott impressed last season.

"Tony Romo made the decision after consulting with those close to him, after examining his body and looking at where he is in his career, he decided to step away from football and embrace one of the broadcasting opportunities that he's had for some time," said NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

'It means everything to them'


Nick Elgar is the coach of disability team Woking Wolves and dad to two of its players. 

He tells us what it means for his two disabled boys and the rest of the Wolves team to be able to play competitive football...

FA People's Cup semi-finals - Woking Wolves

To see more stories from the semi-finals of the FA People's Cup , watch our highlights programme, available now on the iPlayer.

'Win changes everything for Boro'

Hull City v Middlesbrough (Wed, 19:45 BST)


Here's more from Steve Agnew:

"A win does change everything, and that’s what we need tomorrow night. It’s a huge challenge and an exciting fixture.

"We’ve had limited time on the grass, but the preparation from the final whistle at Swansea has been terrific and I can feel the players are in a good place. 

"I’m quietly confident and so are the players. They’ll be fully focused going into the game.”

Fabio to miss Boro's next two games

Hull City v Middlesbrough (Wed, 19:45 BST)


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Fabio Da Silva will miss Boro'snext two games after suffering concussion in Sunday’s match at Swansea City.

Here's what Steve Agnew had to say:

“Our doctors were on the field of play as soon as they possibly could be there and they did a fantastic job.

“He was unconscious, they assessed the situation and made the decision to remove him.

“It’s simple really, the medical people are very well qualified to make the decision and it’s the right decision.

“It’s a 7-day ruling so he’s in safe hands and we’ll miss him for the next couple of games but that’s how is.”

Gabriel Jesus update

Chelsea v Man City (Wed, 20:00 BST)

Simon Stone

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Manchester City posted pictures of Gabriel Jesus' return to training for the first time since February after breaking his foot.

Manager Pep Guardiola has been giving an update on the 20-year-old's fitness.

"Yesterday was his first day running on the pitch. I don't know exactly how many weeks it will be but he is at the end part of the process. Hopefully he can help us over the last games." 

Jesus scored three times in his first four City games before the Brazilian suffered his injury at Bournemouth on 13 February.

Pep's Tiger wish

Chelsea v Man City (Wed, 20:00 BST)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola ventured into the realms of golf at his press conference this afternoon.

Guardiola is a big golf fan and he was asked about The Masters, which starts on Thursday.

The former Barcelona coach is looking forward to the tournament - but he feels it is missing an essential ingredient.

"Unfortunately we cannot see Tiger back," he said.

"Hopefully he comes back as soon as possible because he changed the sport with his charisma and the way he played."

Willett brings Yorkshire to Augusta


Reigning Masters champion Danny Willett has revealed the menu he has chosen for tonight's Champions Dinner at Augusta National and it has a distinctive Yorkshire flavour to it.

Each year the defending Masters champion selects the menu for the dinner, an exclusive event only attended by previous Green Jacket winners.

Willett has chosen mini cottage pies, a Sunday roast including Yorkshire Pudding, apple crumble and Yorkshire tea.

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Now play our quiz and guess what former champions served at their champions dinner?

You can find it here.

Making the next Murray or Konta


          Greg Rusedski and Annabel Croft launch Tennis for Kids with some children

The Lawn Tennis Association has followed up last year's launch of Tennis for Kids with an expanded programme of free lessons for children aged five to eight.

  • Nearly 1,000 coaches have undergone training to deliver the course of six lessons
  • Available to 20,000 participants across the UK 
  • Children who attend at least four lessons receive a free tennis racquet

Lessons begin on Saturday, 22 April and you can find out more about the programme and how to get involved here.

Get Involved - Your tales of abandoned, delayed or cancelled games


Quentin Dearle:  Derby County v Wimbledon in 1997. First ever match held held at Pride Park stadium. Derby were winning 1-0 then just after half time the lights went out. Efforts to get them restored failed, so match was abandoned.  

Dominic Potts:  Burnley v Ipswich 2008 got delayed for about an hour because a parachutist who I think had the match ball landed on the roof of the away end. And we lost 3-0 just to top it off

Lynne Pogue: Ipswich v Boro Feb 2012,snow and temp -12 overnight. 2 pitch inspections game abandoned after 37mins. 10hr 500mile round trip

What's going on at Ipswich?!

'We need 21 points to win the league'

Chelsea v Man City (Wed, 20:00 BST)

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Antonio Conte was asked what he has been saying to his players after Saturday's defeat at home to Crystal Palace:

"If we win, lose or draw the training session doesn't change. Our philosophy doesn't change. This part of the season is very important for many teams. For the teams fighting for the title and the relegation zone. But we have to continue in the same way and work very hard to prepare in the right way for every game.

"At this point I'm pleased for my players because I'm always seeing a great commitment which is very important. You can lose a game but we didn't deserve to lose against Crystal Palace. Tomorrow we have another game.

Anything can happen in the league. For sure we need 21 points to win the league mathematically. We are in a really good position that nobody thought that Chelsea could fight this season for the title, but we stay there and we want to keep this position. We know there are many teams that want to win the league but this is normal. Whoever wins the league will deserve to win the league."

'Chelsea have less quality players than City'

Chelsea v Man City (Wed, 20:00 BST)

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Antonio Conte says Manchester City have more quality players in their squad, which is normal when they are playing in Europe and Chelsea are not.

"When you have to face the Champions League and Europa League like Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal and Spurs, it's normal that you must have a squad with 22 or 23 very strong players," he said.

"Chelsea this season is not playing in Europe and for sure in our squad we have less players, but we have good, young players that are growing very well.  

Pep Guardiola has never been beaten by the same team twice in one season. Of course, Antonio Conte is hoping to put an end to that tomorrow, but won't be worrying too much about records like that.

"It's good for him. Guardiola and me won't be thinking about that. Tomorrow is a game that we want to win and also Manchester City want to win. It's important tomorrow to play a game. It won't be easy because Manchester City are a good team."

Team news

Chelsea v Man City (Wed, 20:00 BST)

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The picture above is the aftermath of Sergio Aguero's challenge on David Luiz at the Etihad in December. Chelsea came from behind to win 3-1, but Aguero and Fernandinho were both sent off in the 96th and 97th minute respectively.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday's game when the two sides meet at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was asked how David Luiz will feel facing Aguero again.

"We must understand that when there is a game, if someone is losing the game it can happen. I have great respect for Aguero, he is a really good player," he said.

"David Luiz's knee is better than before but for sure he needs to have good treatment."

Conte also said he still isn't sure if Victor Moses will be available for tomorrow's game.

"I don't know if he will be available tomorrow but we have another day to check the situation in the right way. There are a couple of situations we have to check."

Conte keeping quiet on Sanchez

Chelsea v Man City (Wed, 20:00 BST)

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has just been asked if he or anyone at Chelsea have been given any indication that Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez has expressed a desire to move to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Conte is giving nothing away out of 'respect' for both sets of players.

"I don't like to speak about the other players of the other clubs. It's not the right moment to speak about this," he said.

Hull news conference

Hull v Middlesbrough (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Hull are unbeaten at the KCOM in their last six league games, with four wins and two draws.

They welcome Middlesbrough, who are four points behind them, in a crucial clash at the bottom of the league.

Silva added: “It is important we continue our recent home form and we will do our best to try and win the game.

"I expect Middlesbrough to come here to fight and compete. They are in a similar position to us in the table.

"They had a good performance against Manchester United and achieved a positive result against Swansea last time out.

"They have good players in their squad and we need to see a good Hull City performance if we want the three points.

"Tomorrow we have a game against one of our direct opponents and we have be at 100% cent to win this game."

Hull news conference

Hull v Middlesbrough (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Hull beat West Ham at the weekend to give them a fighting chance of survival and are now just a point from safety.

Boss Marco Silva said: “It was really important win on Saturday, and now we have to back that up tomorrow night.”  

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'Time flies'


2016: Chelsea announced Italy manager Antonio Conte would become the club's first-team head coach in the summer on a three-year contract.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday's game against Manchester City, Conte was asked to reflect on his first year with Chelsea...

"Time flies. This is a fantastic experience for me and for my family also. It's great to stay here and after one year to talk with you about winning the league one year on. It wasn't sure one year ago," he said.

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'The Liverpool way is the hard way'

Liverpool v Bournemouth (Wed, 19:45 BST)

More from Jurgen Klopp, who said: "This is a good situation- we have 59 points - and I really want to use this. This is the finishing part of the season.

"A few key players are not available but as long as we have 11 to start and a few to bring on that's fine.

"We have to think about defending, making life as difficult as possible for all our opponents.

"All teams we will face in last part of the season will play football - we have to create moments when we can score.

"We will show we fight for every little point.

"The Liverpool Way is the hard way.....I wish for one day when everything is perfect."

Finally when asked about his transfer plans, he added: "More players doesn't mean you have more options. We will show we learned from this year. We will bring in players."

Mane could miss the rest of the season

Liverpool v Bournemouth (Wed, 19:45 BST)

We have just heard that Sadio Mane may now be out for the season.

Jurgen Klopp added: "Unfortunately it is possible (season-ending) but why should I say that now?"


City's challenge

Chelsea v Man City (Wednesday, 20:00 BST)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

All eyes on Manchester City tomorrow as the Premier League waits to learn whether it has a meaningful title race on its hands.

After Chelsea lost to Crystal Palace on Saturday, if City can triumph at Stamford Bridge tomorrow, they - and particularly Tottenham - will believe Antonio Conte's men can be caught.

Pep Guardiola will face the media at 13:30 BST, when Gabriel Jesus' fitness and the likelihood of Vincent Kompany getting a game may also get a mention.

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