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  1. Look ahead to West Ham v Tottenham (20:00 BST)
  2. David Moyes set to stay at Sunderland
  3. Lionel Messi's Fifa ban overturned
  4. Premier League news conferences
  5. #bbcsportsday: What superpower would you give a sportsperson?

Live Reporting

By Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

On this day...


In 2009, Manchester United defeated Arsenal 3-1 for a 4-1 aggregate win to earn Sir Alex Ferguson's side a place in the Champions League final, where they would suffer a 2-0 loss at the hands of Barcelona.

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Will it be a Diamond night for Spurs?

West Ham v Tottenham (20:00 BST)

It's 30 years this month since this song reached number 12 in the UK charts.

This musical delight from former players Chris Waddle and Glenn Hoddle will surely inspire Tottenham to victory later.


Bolt 'not seen' Carter since losing Olympic gold

Bolt 'upset' to lose medal over Carter

Usain Bolt tells BBC Sport's Steve Cram he was initially "upset" to lose his Beijing 2008 Olympic relay medal after team-mate Nesta Carter failed a drugs test, and admits he has not yet spoken to his compatriot about the incident.

Carter has appealed the verdict.

WATCH MORE: Could these famous records be wiped from the slate?

Watch Usain Bolt: The Final Chapter on BBC One, Saturday at 13:15 BST (UK only)

'West Ham are on a revenge mission'

West Ham v Tottenham (20:00 BST)

Jonathan Pearce

BBC commentator

"I've said on the BBC that in 30 years of commentating on Spurs this is the closest I've seen to a Tottenham title-winning side. But they must win this.

"The 1986-87 Clive Allen goal-glut side and the Gazza-Waddle team were thrilling. But this side is more balanced, potent, secure and consistently good at the right time.

"A 10th league win on the spin for the first time since 1960 would guarantee Champions League group stage football.

"But West Ham, needing victory for mathematical safety, are on a revenge mission having been denied a win at White Hart Lane by two last-gasp Harry Kane goals in November.

"He could win it again in a fierce encounter."

BBL plays of the week

10 great plays from this week's BBL

Watch 10 of the best plays from this week's British Basketball League, featuring London Lions star Zaire Taylor and Bristol Flyers' Brandon Boggs.

WATCH MORE: "How did that go in?" Scorchers' amazing buzzer-beater

Watch live coverage of BBL play-off semi-final second leg, Worcester Wolves v Newcastle Eagles on Friday, 5 May from 19:30 BST on the BBC Sport website & mobile app

Courtois takes flight

Chelsea v Middlesbrough (Mon, 20:00 BST)

Hammers nil, Spurs 3?

West Ham v Tottenham (20:00 BST)

Premier League predictions: Leicester fans Kasabian predict this weekend's scores

Lawro has taken on Kasabian's Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno this week. Here are their predictions for Friday's match.

Lawro says:

"West Ham have only won one of their past 11 games and speculation over manager Slaven Bilic's future does not look like it is going away.

"Tottenham, meanwhile, just keep on winning - if they pick up three points at the London Stadium, it would be their 10th victory in a row.

"Spurs don't concede many goals and the way they are winning is very impressive, as well as the results themselves. It is very difficult not to back them at the moment.

"I still think the title is beyond Tottenham because I do not see Chelsea slipping up - but I don't see Mauricio Pochettino's side dropping points either."

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Tom's prediction: Tottenham are flying. 0-3

Serge's prediction: 0-2

Watch the highlights of England's win

Early team news

West Ham v Tottenham (20:00 BST)

West Ham will give fitness tests before Friday's game to Andy Carroll and Arthur Masuaku, who are nursing respective groin and foot problems.

Diafra Sakho, Michail Antonio, Pedro Obiang and Angelo Ogbonna are all out for the season.

Tottenham's Danny Rose is not due to start full first-team training until next week so again misses out.

Erik Lamela, Harry Winks and Cameron Carter-Vickers are out for the rest of the campaign.

Hull forward signs new deal

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If you could give a sportsperson a superpower what would it be?

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Lee Parkinson: I'd give Wenger super strength so he can final tackle those pesky coat zips!

Andrew Cattell: I'd give Ruud Van Nistelrooy the ability to regenerate back to his Man Utd days. Need him to put all of our chances away!

'Nothing happens in the middle'


Simon Stone

BBC Sport

With Sam Allardyce his next opponent, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been talking about style of English football. 

"In this league, everything happens in the boxes. In other leagues, the people in the middle take care of the process. Here, nothing happens in the middle."

It doesn't seem the ideal place for Guardiola's brand of passing football. Yet, he says he knew all about it before he came.

"It’s no surprise because I was a fan of the Premier League as a teenager, as an adult, as a player and as a manager."

Carragher signs for Wigan (Jnr that is)

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Looks like James Carragher is following in the footsteps of his famous father.

James, the son of former England and Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has signed a youth contract with Wigan. 

Silva still out for City


Simon Stone

BBC Sport

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It has been hoped David Silva would be fit to play against Crystal Palace tomorrow after pictures of the Manchester City midfielder were published of him training yesterday.

However, Pep Guardiola has confirmed the optimism around Silva, who suffered a knee injury in the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal a fortnight ago, was misplaced.

"Yesterday was his first training session. After the reaction in the semi-final of the FA Cup, he’s still not perfect.

Guardiola also said striker Sergio Aguero and defender John Stones are also still injured.

Guardiola praises Benteke

Manchester City v Crystal Palace (Sat, 13:30 BST)

Pep Guardiola has paid a huge compliment to Palace striker Christian Benteke.

He said: "Palace have huge quality in their strikers. When they arrive, Benteke is one of the strongest players in the box in the world

"Sam Allardyce is a top coach and what they do is perfect. He took over a team in a bad situation and they make good results."

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Champions League qualification is 'still in our hands'

Manchester City v Crystal Palace (Sat, 13:30 BST)

Manchester City

Manchester City are fourth in the league, three points behind Liverpool with a game in hand. They are a point clear of neighbours Manchester United who are in fifth.

Speaking about the battle for a top four place, he said: "It is still in our hands. If we win all four games, we will definitely be in the Champions League, maybe in the third position."

City have struggled playing at the Etihad this season with eight wins from 16 games, but 11 victories from 18 on their travels.

He added: "I definitely prefer to play at home than away. Hopefully we can play with the same enthusiasm as we do away.

"I thought home games would be easier than away. We will try to keep our away record and improve our home record next season.

"The team was more inconsistent than consistent this season. That’s why we suffered. I realise how they play here and I have to adapt."

Right, few more lines from that City news conference to bring you next.

'Boro game won't be easy'

Chelsea v Middlesbrough (Mon, 20:00 BST)

More from Antonio Conte: "We must play a great game and try to take three points. With only four games to go it's important to win. It won't be easy.

"Our plan is to continue to work very hard and prepare for the final four games and then the FA Cup final.

"Pressure at this stage of the season is normal. You must cope with this. Everyone at the club has experience to face it.

"Middlesbrough have to win, and for us it's the same."

'I have not discussed Costa's future with him'

Chelsea v Middlesbrough (Mon, 20:00 BST)


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The big transfer rumour this week has linked Chelsea striker Diego Costa with a big money move to China.

But Antonio Conte says he does not know about the rumours and has not discussed the issue with Costa.

"I don't know about this, I have not discussed future with Costa," said Conte.

"It is important for every single player and person to work for Chelsea, to focus on the present, it is important for us, more important than the future. We have to be focused and concentrated to prepare in the right way for these games from now until the end."

Conte won't watch Spurs match

Chelsea v Middlesbrough (Mon, 20:00 BST)


Tottenham are Chelsea's nearest rivals in the league, just four points behind the league leaders.

They play West Ham tonight, but Antonio Conte will not be tuning in, instead he will spend time with his family.

"I have my wife and daughter and it is a chance to have a dinner together in London," said the Italian.

Messi ban lifted

Argentina striker Lionel Messi's international suspension has been lifted on appeal, FIFA has announced.

The Barcelona star had been banned for four games for directing "insulting words" at an assistant referee during a 1-0 win over Chile in March.

Bravo out for season

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

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Claudio Bravo suffered a calf injury during his side's Premier League game against Manchester United on 27 April.

Asked whether the 34-year-old was fit, Pep Guardiola said: "Bravo? not until next season."

BreakingBravo out for season

Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Claudio Bravo has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Team news

Chelsea v Middlesbrough (Mon, 20:00 BST)


"This week we are struggling with two situations, about David Luiz and N'Golo," Antonio Conte has told the media.

He says Thibaut Courtois is fit and has trained, but Luiz and Kante have problems, though he adds there is time for them to recover.

Chelsea news conference

Chelsea v Middlesbrough (Mon, 20:00 BST)

Antonio Conte
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Antonio Conte has finally arrived and is talking to the media.

First up is some team news...

If you could give a sportsperson a superpower what would it be?

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Tim The Maniac: Pretty sure Mr.Sturridge could do with Iron Man's suit!

Nikul11: I'd give Wenger the power to see. Evidently, he can't see what is so blindingly obvious.

Habana: 'I'm not dead'

South African rugby star Bryan Habana has taken to Twitter to confirm that he is very much alive.

Apparently there have been reports he had been killed in France.

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Friday Sports Panel

BBC Radio 5 live

Listen to England and Arsenal footballer Alex Scott, former captain and now director of the England women's cricket team Clare Connor and double Olympic champion rower Helen Glover on the Friday Sports Panel.

City's home comforts


Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said his team's Champions League ambitions will be determined by their home form.

Tomorrow's encounter with Crystal Palace marks the start of three successive games at the Etihad Stadium - Leicester and West Brom are the other opponents.

Maximum points will probably be enough to secure a top four slot, although manager Pep Guardiola would have hoped for much more when the season began in August.

Guardiola is due to face the media at 13:30BST.

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If you could give a sportsperson a superpower what would it be?

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teessider: Give Costa the power of The Incredible Hulk to get angry so he can...... hold on, he already does!!

Sportscene Extra: BBC Sport Facebook live

The sun is out and so are Jonathan and Steven. Join them as they look ahead to all the weekend’s top flight games. Last week Steven said Hamilton and Kilmarnock would draw 1-1 or he would carry out a forfeit. Hamilton lost 2-0. Tune in to see what we make him do.

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Friday flashback

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Look at those kits!

AC Milan have won another 17 Serie A titles, the last coming in 2010-11.

'Illustration of how Everton does business'

Coleman signs new Everton contract

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

The news that Seamus Coleman has signed a new five-year contract at Everton is a huge lift for the Republic Of Ireland right-back as he starts the long road back to full fitness.

And it is also an illustration of how Everton does business, with the contract agreed before Coleman broke his leg against Wales but chairman Bill Kenwright sending a message to the player on the night assuring him the deal was still there and simply waiting to be signed.

 Everton and Coleman are both very confident he will make a full recovery - and he can now do so with his long-term future at Goodison Park assured    

Sharapova update

The 17th seed Mirjana Lucic-Baroni will now be Maria Sharapova's first-round opponent in the Madrid Open. The Russian was supposed to face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Agnieszka Radwanska has withdrawn from the tournament through injury, which led to a slight reshuffle of the draw.

Spurs green light to increase capacity by 98 seats

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Tottenham's new stadium will now hold 61,559 instead of a 'paltry' 61,461.

'We can't rely on others'

Man City v Crystal Palace (Sat, 12:30 BST)

Crystal Palace

Palace boss Sam Allardyce on his former club Sunderland's relegation: "I know how difficult Sunderland is. Difficult to cope with the ongoing problems of a number of years.

On his side's battle for survival - they are six points clear of the drop-zone with three games remaining: "It's a very nervous affair this time of year. Us, Hull, Swansea & Leicester all making a big impact lately... can't rely on others.

"All we needed to do was not lose against Burnley, after beating Liverpool. But what did the lads do? Lost. Then doubt creeps in. 

"We would be safe if not for the decisions that went against us. We've lost four or five points from that, gained probably two from them."

Team news

Man City v Crystal Palace (Sat, 12:30 BST)

Crystal Palace

Palace boss Sam Allardyce: "Andros Townsend felt a twinge in training, so we'll have to see how he is. Yohan Cabaye and the centre halves [Scott Dann and James Tomkins] are still out."

'I want to prove my worth'

Coleman signs new Everton contract

“I want to prove my worth when I come back and show the club were right for rewarding me with this long-term contract," said Seamus Coleman, who joined Everton for £60,000 in January 2009.

“It’s a case of not doing too much too soon – it’s just baby steps at the moment - but I am getting on well so far,” he added.

“I’m starting to put more weight through the leg and I have got no pain. I’m back doing a good bit in the gym and in the pool. I’m doing exercise every day, so the recovery has well and truly started. I’m really looking forward to putting on that blue shirt again.”