Sportsday Live - Wednesday, 15 February
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That's it for Wednesday's Sportsday Live. Chris Bevan will be with you throughout the evening for all the Champions League action between AC Milan and Arsenal, we have live cricket text coverage as Pakistan chase England's total of 251 in the second one-day international in Abu Dhabi, and Sportsday Live will return at 0800 GMT on Thursday.
James Anderson bowls out Shahid Afridi for 18 with Pakistan 207-6, chasing England's total of 251.
Watford boss Sean Dyche has criticised the officials in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Leicester, branding late confusion over a substitution as "unacceptable". Dyche was angered when he was unable to get Carl Dickinson off the bench to help defend a free-kick following Lloyd Doyley's sending off.
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Wales expect captain Sam Warburton to be fit to face England at Twickenham on 25 February. Flanker Warburton was a late withdrawal from the side that beat Scotland and will not train until Monday.
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5 live Sport tonight- the whole show from the San Siro at 1900 GMT with Mark Pougatch for commentary on AC MILAN v ARSENAL in the Champions League, round of 16 match.
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Andrew Marra on Twitter: "Celtic and rangers would both do just as good a job as Cardiff and Swansea have, probably better! #bbcsportsday"
Fizzy on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday so a league record 43 game unbeaten run doesn't count for much these days?"
Matt Griffin on Twitter: "Hope its Curbishley! I think if he kept us up this season he could really take us to the next level! #bbcsportsday"
Jonathan Gresford on Twitter: "Maloney, Ferguson and Davis are prime examples of why old firm would struggle. Mediocre at best. Championship quality teams...#bbcsportsday"
Umar Akmal is caught out by Samit Patel for 21 with Pakistan 179-5, chasing 251.
Tony Pulis believes that Stoke's Europa League clash with Valencia at the Britannia on Thursday is one of the biggest games in the club's history. Stoke have lost four Premier League games in a row, but they have lost only one of 10 games in Europe this season.
It's half-time in the early Champions League kick-off: Zenit St Petersburg 1-1 Benfica.
Darren Clarke is hoping that a new fitness regime which has led to him losing a stone and half since Christmas can help kickstart a return to form. A slimmed down Clarke was at Royal Portrush on Wednesday to give pointers to European Tour officials on this year's Irish Open venue.
Darlington's administrator Harvey Madden has told the Blue Square Bet Premier club it has until April 30 to raise £750,000 in order to exit administration. The Quakers, who entered administration for the third time in nine years in January, intend to raise the majority of funds by a share issue after fans formed the company Darlington FC 1883 Ltd.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits that veteran Paul Scholes has little chance of playing for England again. "To go back is a big big step, it's too big a step. Barcelona talk about Xavi like we talk about Scholes," he said. Ferguson has also revealed he has omitted Patrice Evra from the squad for Wednesday's Europa League match against Ajax "because it has been an emotional week for him".
The League Managers Association (LMA) has issued the following statement in relation to Lee Clark's departure from Huddersfield. Clark, said: "I am very perplexed as to why I was dismissed as the manager of Huddersfield Town. Needless to say I am extremely disappointed and shocked considering that, with just 16 games left, we are in a such great position to compete for automatic promotion."
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Catalan Dragons have brought forward the kick-off for Saturday's Super League fixture against Castleford by three hours in a bid to avoid another postponement. The match was due to start at 1830 local time but, with Perpignan still experiencing night-time frosts, Castleford agreed to a request from the Catalans to play the game in the warmest part of the day.
Azhar Ali is bowled out for 31 with Pakistan 142-4, chasing 251.
York City midfielder Patrick McLaughlin has been called into the Northern Ireland Under-21 squad. The 21-year-old will represent his country against Macedonia on 29 February in a Uefa Euro 2013 qualifier.
York City midfielder Patrick McLaughlin has been called into the Northern Ireland Under-21 squad. The 21-year-old will represent his country against Macedonia on 29 February in a Uefa Euro 2013 qualifier.
Dunfermline have expressed "extreme concern" that they will not be paid £80,000 owed to them by Rangers by the date the cash should be received. The Fife club are owed payment of gate receipts following last Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against the Scottish champions at East End Park.
The Football League has accused Portsmouth's former owner Vladimir Antonov of misleading the football authorities at the time of his Fratton Park takeover last summer. The surprisingly candid remarks came in an email exchange, which the BBC has seen, between Pompey fan Paul Chalmers-Stevens and the Football League's customer services department.
Ronnie O'Sullivan has reached the last 16 of the Welsh Open with a 4-1 win over Marco Fu. O'Sullivan's performance has ended any fears over his top-16 place ahead of April's World Championship, ensuring he will qualify automatically for the Crucible. Home favourite Matthew Stevens set a new tournament high break as his high-quality 4-3 win over Barry Hawkins went the distance. That set up a clash with Stephen Maguire, who saw off Wiltshire qualifier Adam Wicheard 4-2.
Younus Khan is out lbw for five with Pakistan 104-3, chasing 251.
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Redruth secretary Roger Watson tells BBC Radio Cornwall that the players have been paid their outstanding January wages and the club's creditors have been paid off.
Caroline Wozniacki, playing her first match since losing her world number one ranking, has been knocked out of the Qatar Open, going down 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-3) to Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.
Imran Farhat is ran out by Stuart Broad for 47. Pakistan are chasing 251 and are currently 92-2.
Wolves are set to begin interviews for the vacant manager's position on Thursday. Alan Curbishley, Neil Warnock and Steve Bruce are among the favourites to replace Mick McCarthy who was sacked on Monday. The club hope to have a new manager in charge early next week.
Newcastle defender Ryan Taylor is optimistic he will be fit to resume full training on Monday after a leg injury and is targeting a first-team return in next weekend's Premier League clash with Wolves. He told www.nufc.co.uk: "I've had a few tough days but I've come through with no problems so I am hoping to be back in training with the lads on Monday morning.
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Ben Heath on Twitter: "Huddersfield fans complain about slight loss of form. every team goes through a blip, shocking decision by the board. #bbcsportsday"
Oliver Waxman on Twitter: "Massive test for arsenal tonight, still not convinced on their progress as others are. Hope they prove me wrong though. #bbcsportsday"
Chaz Clare on Twitter: "How gutted is Jordan Rhodes? The man that convinced him to stay in League 1 might make it to the Prem before he does #bbcsportsday"
Mohammad Hafeez pokes Jimmy Anderson straight into mid-wicket where he is caught. Pakistan are chasing 251 and are currently 70-1.
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Slovenia's Peter Sagen has won stage two of the Tour of Oman to take over the race lead from Germany's Andre Greipel. Britain's Mark Cavendish finished 95th, three minutes and thirty seconds behind the leader.
Scotland will play the United States in Jacksonville, Florida at the end of the season, the Scottish Football Association have announced. The fixture will take place on Saturday 26 May, a week after the Scottish Cup final.
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Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Twitter: "Great effort again from Ali Cook. Good to see Ravi contributing nicely again as well."
Tony Pulis is looking forward to one of the biggest nights in Stoke's history when Valencia visit the Britannia Stadium on Thursday for the first leg of their Europa League last-32 clash. "I'm excited," said Pulis. "It's one of the great games this football club has had in its history. Next year it's 150 years this club has been going and we haven't had too many occasions when you can say you're playing a top, top European team at the Britannia."
Wales have risen seven places to 42 in the latest Fifa world rankings, their highest position for 17 years. The national side, who won four of their last five games, are at their highest position since September 1995. Managerless England remain fifth, Scotland stay in 48 and Northern Ireland move one place up to 86.
Pakistan have got their innings under way as they chase a total of 251 runs for victory against England in the second one-day international. The hosts are currently 2-0 after the first over.
Dereck Chisora insists he is unfazed by the prospect of challenging Vitali Klitschko in the WBC heavyweight champion's German stronghold on Saturday. "We're fighting in his back yard, in Munich, and it will be great," he told Press Association Sport. "Klitschko fans are not that loud, to be honest. They are quite quiet. The Germans are not that loud at fights and I just have to block any noise they do make."
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Steve Tandy on his appointment as Ospreys head coach: "This is an excellent opportunity for me and I'm really excited about the challenges ahead," said Tandy. "Clearly there's an air of expectation on whoever is in charge at the Ospreys, but having been here since the very beginning I know what to expect."
Three-time major winner Ernie Els believes having to qualify for this year's Masters tournament will motivate him to get back to playing his best golf. The 42-year-old has been eligible to play at Augusta National every year since his debut in 1994 but Els' poor form last season saw him drop out of the world's top 50. "I've got to do some work, and I think it's good for me," he said. "It will keep me focused, believe me, get me trying, and I think that that's a good thing."
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Northampton forward Samu Manoa has signed a new three-year contract with the club. The 26-year-old said: "Coming from the Super League in the States and jumping straight into the pros was big for me at the time. I've been learning a lot and at this stage I'm pleased with how I've been playing."
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Norwich winger Anthony Pilkington on Twitter: "Wow so shocked about the news that Huddersfield have sacked Lee Clarke! Top manager and did a lot for my career!"
England have finished their innings on 250-4. Live text commentary of the second ODI is available here.
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The Ospreys have confirmed that Steve Tandy has been appointed as Sean Holley's successor.
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London Irish coach Tony Booth tells BBC Radio Berkshire that he is relishing his side's trip to Newcastle on Saturday after being beaten by Harlequins last weekend.
Rory McCann will replace Niall O'Brien in the 14-man Ireland squad for next month's ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers.
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Ross Davies on Twitter: "Lee Clark is the best young manager in Britain and he had the best player outside of the Premier league in Rhodes Sacked? Why? #bbcsportsday"
Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone, who will undergo knee surgery on Friday, on Twitter: "My season is over b4 its even started, operation friday!! Main objective is to make sure I'm 100% for pre season."
Anne Keothavong has been knocked out of the Qatar Open by fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska with the Pole winning 6-1 6-2.
Sources close to Lee Clark have told the BBC that he was fired in a two-minute phone call from Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle.
British diver Tom Daley has hit back at criticism from Team GB diving coach Alexei Evangulov.
Ajax coach Frank de Boer claims Luis Suarez is capable of "some stupid things". De Boer was Martin Jol's assistant when Suarez was banned for seven matches for biting PSV Eindhoven's Otman Bakkal. De Boer said: "Luis as a winner. Outside the pitch he's a fantastic player and person. In the game he does everything to win but sometimes he does some stupid things. I don't think it was very smart that he didn't shake Evra's hand because it puts more attention on everything."
PA Sport understands that Lee Clark is considering launching an unfair dismissal case via the League Managers' Association.
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Gavin Haddock on Twitter: "Lee Clarke sacking would be like Everton sacking David Moyes. Mystifying. #BBCSportsday"
Alastair Cook has gone for 102 and England are now 200-3.
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Callum Newton on Twitter: "Huddersfield league finished under Clark: 9th, 6th, 3rd, and currently 4th this season. That's progression, not failure. #bbcsportsday"
Wolves will start interviewing prospective candidates from tomorrow. Steve Bruce, Neil Warnock and Alan Curbishley are likely to be considered but not certain to be interviewed, with an appointment likely early next week to give the new manager time to bed in before facing Newcastle on 25 February.
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Craig Barrass on Twitter: "Unbelievable that Lee Clark has been sacked...come home Lee, future Newcastle manager #bbcsportsday"
Alastair Cook brings up his second successive century, with England now 191-2 after 40 overs. Live text commentary can be found here.
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Daniel Gunning on Twitter: "Koscielny, vermaelen partnership tonight is key. Milan play with 3 forwards a lot more central than most 4-3-3's. Arsenal 2-1 #bbcsportsday"
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Peter Devine on Twitter: "Lee Clark to take the Leeds job. Grayson for Huddersfield. #bbcsportsday."
Tottenham have taken Brazil Under-20 captain Bruno Uvini on a two-month trial from Sao Paulo.
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Adam Ellis on Twitter: "We might as well wave goodbye to promotion, we were playing good football under Lee, we might do well to stay in play-offs now."
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Henry Peel on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday now huddersfield have just scuppered their chances of promotion! well done the huddersfield board!"
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Len B on Twitter: "Last time a sacking happened like Clark was Ranieri when Abramovich came in, after finishing 2nd! #bbcsportsday"
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James Hunter on Twitter: "First Simon Grayson, now Lee Clark. What is it with Yorkshire clubs and bizarre managerial decisions?? Ridiculous. #BBCsportsday"
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Robbie Buckett on Twitter: "How Lee Clark can be sacked is beyond me, end of huddersfields season then. #bbcsportsday"
Academy manager Mark Lillis has been appointed as Huddersfield's caretaker as they search for a new manager.
Huddersfield confirm Lee Clark's departure. In a statement, Dean Hoyle said: "This was a very difficult decision, one not taken lightly or in response to one result. Concerns have been raised over recent weeks. Lee and his coaching staff have put their all into the job over the past three seasons and he has made a huge contribution to the club. However, with 16 matches to go we still have an opportunity to achieve promotion and we have made this change with this in mind."
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Devang Gandhi on Twitter: "Celtic and rangers are too big for the SPL. Both will benefit financially if EPL inducted them & will increase comp for europe #bbcsportsday."
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Tahir Valli on Twitter: "Lee Clark SACKED by Huddersfield. That's an unusual one. He has and was doing quite well. #bbcsportsday"
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Let Sportsday Live know your thoughts on Lee Clark's dismissal and your views on today's other sporting issues. Tweet us at #bbcsportsday.
Huddersfield have sacked manager Lee Clark, BBC Radio Leeds understands.
Bristol City loanee Stephen McManus tells BBC Radio Bristol he is not thinking about his long-term future after joining from Middlesbrough.
Zambia have climbed to 43rd in the Fifa world rankings after winning the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.
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Mark Gidman on Twitter: "They allow Welsh teams in English football, why not the Old Firm? #BBCsportsday"
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Formula 1 is continuing with plans to race in Bahrain in April despite continuing violence in the Gulf kingdom a year on from a forcibly-suppressed uprising. "The FIA, like many in the diplomatic community in the kingdom, the main political opposition...believes the staging of a Grand Prix would be beneficial in bridging some of the difficulties Bahrain is experiencing," an International Automobile Federation spokesman said.
Arsenal goalkeepers Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski have been called up for Poland's friendly with Portugal on 29 February.
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Rebecca Braddock on Twitter: "No to Rangers & Celtic in EPL. Only they will benefit, no real challenge to top 4/5 teams. #bbcsportsday."
Jonathan Trott has gone for 23, with England now 166-2. Live text commentary is available here.
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Newcastle Falcons have been cleared of breaching Rugby Football Union regulations by dealing with an unauthorised person in the act of signing a player. The club appeared before a disciplinary panel to answer a charge relating to the signing of Sukanaivalu Hufanga. They pleaded not guilty and the panel dismissed the charge.
Dagenham & Redbridge's Joshua Scott has been cleared of common assault on a woman in a nightclub.
MK Dons defender Gary MacKenzie tells BBC Three Counties Radiohe was wrong to headbutt Charlton's Yann Kermorgant.
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David Morris on Twitter: "It shouldn't even be a possibility for Rangers and Celtic to join the Premier League because they simply aren't good enough #bbcsportsday."
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Steve Pasmoor on Twitter: "Peter Ridsdale has overseen 3 clubs INTO financial difficulties, who is he to comment on Rangers' situation?"
Volleyball chiefs will not use the Hawkeye ball tracking system at the London Olympics after deciding there is not enough time to implement the changes, the International Volleyball Federation has announced.
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Speaking about Robshaw's captaincy, England head coach Stuart Lancaster said: "Chris has stepped into the role well and led a new team in two tough away fixtures. He is one of many leaders we could have chosen against Scotland and Italy but he has shown on and off the field the qualities required to captain a side. We feel it is right to make a call now that Chris will lead England for the rest of the RBS 6 Nations."
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On having his England captaincy extended, Chris Robshaw said: "Captaining the team against Scotland was the proudest day of my life and to get the chance again against Italy was fantastic. To do so at Twickenham would be something else and I'm thankful to the coaches for giving me that opportunity and to all the lads for helping me over the last few weeks."
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Sam Jones on Twitter: "I don't understand, Scotland wants independence but also wants to join the EPL?!"
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Chris Robshaw has been given the England armband for the rest of the Six Nations, England are closing on 100 in Abu Dhabi, the excitement is building ahead of Arsenal Champions League meeting with AC Milan tonight and there is plenty of reaction to Rangers' problems. Let us know what you think. Tweet us at #bbcsportsday
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Chris Robshaw has been confirmed as England captain for the remainder of the Six Nations Championship. The Harlequins flanker was initially given the armband for the first two matches of the campaign. Robshaw has led England to two victories away from home, over Scotland and Italy.
Keith Andrews, whose current deal expires in the summer, is already eyeing up a long-term future with West Brom after scoring on his debut in the 5-1 win at Wolves. He said: "I would certainly be open to a longer deal. I enjoy being part of the team, so I am certainly open to it and I'm sure if I keep going the way I am then the club will be as well."
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Andy Horrill on Twitter: "Again, would have opened with kieswetter. KP struggling. #bbcsportsday."
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Ryan Robertson on Twitter: "The need for the Old firm to join EPL is needed now more than ever.. More of a challenge for them and the english teams!!"
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Harlequins have announced that England forward Nick Easter, 33, has signed a new three-year contract with the club, keeping him at the Twickenham Stoop until 2015.
Former Rangers player Derek Ferguson tells BBC Scotland about his fears for the Ibrox club's youth system.
The manager of Britain and Ireland's Curtis Cup team Sue Turner has died after a long illness, the Royal & Ancient has announced. Turner, 50, had been battling illness since last year but had been due to manage Britain and Ireland's amateur women against the United States in this year's edition of the team golf event.
Kevin Pietersen is trapped lbw off the bowling of Saeed Ajmal for 26 with England now 67-1.
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Patrick Quinn on Twitter: "From what Seedorf had to say earlier this week it will not easy for the gooners. I say 2-2 and tense home fixture for Arsenal #bbcsportsday."
Rio Ferdinand on Twitter: "Just landed in Amsterdam.....it is cutting(cold) here! Any fans who haven't brought thermals with them are in trouble!"
Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has told out-of-favour Stephen Dobbie, who has been linked with Middlesbrough, Blackpool and Birmingham, to forget about a move away before the loan transfer window closes.
Young Boys defender Scott Sutter, who held talks with Blackburn in January, has joined FC Zurich on loan for the rest of the season.
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Nick Thompson on Twitter: "How would the FA handle Rangers/Celtic wishing to join the Prem? In what league would they start? League 2 and work up?"
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Leicester prop Julian White has been cited for stamping during the Tigers' 19-11 Aviva Premiership defeat by Exeter on 11 February. He will appear before a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel in Coventry tonight.
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Matt Fairgrive on Twitter: "I can't look beyond the form of Birmingham and either Blackpool/Cardiff to overtake complacent Hammers and Saints."
Istanbul has submitted its 2020 Olympic bid file to the IOC, completing the field of five candidate cities. Tokyo, Doha, Madrid and Baku submited their files on Monday and Tuesday.
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BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Shaping up to be another fantastic finish in the Championship this season. Some top clubs fighting to reach Premier League."
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Ian Ashworth on Twitter: "This is why Villa are so bad, management don't know the difference between football and American football! #bbcsportsday #concernedvillan."
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Red Bull team owner Dietrich Mateschitz says there will be no team orders this season and that Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber will have equal opportunities in the pursuit of the world title, plus more in Wednesday's F1 gossip column.
England are 49-0 after 10 overs in Abu Dhabi. You can follow the action on our live text commentary here.
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Matthew Sheldon on Twitter: "No Berbatov on the plane to Amsterdam. Pretty weird, sort of game I'd expect him to play in."
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Salford City Reds chief executive David Tarry tells BBC Radio Manchester the club's move to their new home in Barton has affected finances and they need to up their average attendances up to around 8,000.
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Ben Lee on Twitter: "I hope the english FA don't let rangers come into the english league."
Aston Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov and Bolton winger Martin Petrov have been left out of Bulgaria's friendly at Hungary on 29 February.
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Simon Gill on Twitter: "Glad to see Gibbs back in the Arsenal Squad for tonight. He has the potential to be a great left back for both club and country."
Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is to spend the next couple of days working with Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur. The meeting has been organised by Randy Lerner, owner of Villa and NFL team the Browns.
Everton's new signing Francisco Junior admits breaking into the first team will be tough. The Portugal Under-21 international midfielder, 20, told evertonfc.com: "It's a great challenge and now I just want to show my talent to the fans. I like to play beautiful football, I like to touch the ball and I like to play both defensively and in attack. I can play both ways and with both feet."
Eugene Laverty has suffered a fractured hand in a crash during World Superbike Championship testing at Philip Island in Australia.
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Matt Wood on Twitter: "Arsenal's record at the San Siro and Milan's bad form against English clubs could not matter less tonight. Tough game for Arsenal."
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Viv Powers on Twitter: "Sad times for Rangers. There but for the grace of God go most clubs in the EPL. Let it be a warning to all clubs."
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The Ospreys have parted company with head coach Sean Holley, who had been with the club since its inception in 2003,by mutual consent.
Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone will undergo further surgery on his ankle problem on Friday. Spurs insist the 25-year-old's rehabilitation from the ligament damage that has kept him sidelined since August is progressing as expected. Huddlestone has managed just four appearances this season.
Do not forget to tune in to BBC Radio 5 Live Sportfor full commentary on AC Milan v Arsenal in the Champions League tonight. The whole show comes live from the San Siro from 7pm.
Birmingham manager Chris Hughton has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant managerial post at Wolves. Asked about the speculation linking him with Wolves, Hughton said: "Anything like that is always very flattering. On the television I saw three names mentioned, so I presume that's where it's going and I just hope they pick the right person. I have a very challenging job to do here and I've got a group of lads who are desperate to do well this season and I'm desperate to guide them through."
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The cricket is underway in Abu Dhabi, concerns over Rangers continue and Arsenal are in Champions League action tonight. Let us know your views. Tweet us at #bbcsportsday
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Bertie Ivory-Peters on Twitter:"What are the odds on Scott Parker as [England] capt and Beckham and Crouch making the [Euro 2012] squad if Redknapp takes charge?"
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 13 out of the 14 Team GB cyclists came away with at least one medal. Eight of those cyclists are in the team for this week's World Cup in London's brand new Velodrome. BBC Olympic sports reporter Ollie Williams takes a look at the old and the new.
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Opta Sports on Twitter:"9 - In eight two-legged ties and one final (exc. Super Cup), no Italian side has ever eliminated Arsenal in a KO competition. Arrivederci."
Manchester United striker Nani on Twitter:"I'm back with the team, boarding now for Holland and ready to play if necessary. Thank you for all the kind messages that I received."
The second one-day international between England and Pakistan in Abu Dhabi is 25 minutes away from starting - Mark Mitchener is providing the live text commentary and Sportsday Live will keep you updated when wickets fall. Don't forget, you can also listen to Test Match Special's ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra. England have won the toss and elected to bat.
Stoke striker Peter Crouch is hoping that his England career will be resurrected under a new manager following Fabio Capello's resignation. Crouch, 31, played for Tottenham and Portsmouth under Harry Redknapp, who is favourite to succeed Capello. "I've not been in the last few squads," Crouch said. "Whoever takes over hopefully will start picking me again."
Ryan Giggs, Dimitar Berbatov and Patrice Evra were all absent as Manchester United headed to Amsterdam to take on Ajax on their first Europa League trip on Wednesday morning.
Stoke defender Matthew Upson will miss Thursday's game against Valencia in the last 32 of the Europa League. Upson was sent off in the Potters' final group match against Besiktas in Istanbul in December and serves a one-match suspension.
Wolves are hopeful defender Sebastien Bassong will be fit to face Newcastle on 25 February. The on-loan Tottenham man underwent a scan on the hamstring injury suffered during the 5-1 home defeat by West Brom and it has revealed a minor grade one tear. "He'll have a chance of being available for the trip to Newcastle," said Steve Kemp, head of Wolves' medical department
West Ham United's Ravel Morrison has been charged under FA Rule E3 for use of abusive and/or insulting words including a reference to a person's sexual orientation. The charge follows recent comments made by the former Manchester United midfielder on Twitter. Morrison has until 1600 GMT on 17 February 2012 to respond to the charge.
The Argentina FA has been warned by Fifa that plans to rename their domestic league may breach rules on political involvement in football. They plan to rename their top flight the Crucero General Belgrano First Division, after the cruiser which sunk during the Falklands War.
On 20 February 2001, Stoke drew 1-1 against Oxford in what was then a Division Two game. On the same day, Valencia were drawing 1-1 at Manchester United on their way to the Champions League final. Eleven years on and Stoke will host Valencia in a last-32 Europa League game. BBC Sport's Stephan Shemilt takes a look at Stoke's rise from the Manor Ground to the Mestalla.
Elsewhere in the rankings, Spain remain as number one while Germany leapfrog Netherlands into second despite neither side playing last month. Fifa said the change was "due to the devaluation of matches from previous years". Uruguay and England remain fourth and fifth while Portugal go above Brazil into sixth with Italy eighth and Croatia ninth. Denmark move into the top 10 at the expense of Argentina.
Zambia have shot up 28 places to 43rd in the Fifa world rankings, breaking into the top 50 for the first time in eleven years after winning the African Nations Cup on Sunday.Ivory Coast climbed three places to 15th despite losing the final on penalties and are the continent's highest-placed team. The Elephants did not concede a goal in the tournament.
Former Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Bolton striker Nicolas Anelka, 32, has arrived in China to begin his career with Shanghai Shenua. The season is due to start in March.
More from Ridsdale on BBC Radio 5 live: "A year ago I helped advise Plymouth Argyle, and during the  January transfer window I instructed them to sell their assets [players]. As a result, they were able to find a buyer, come out of administration and are now in a healthy state."
Preston chairman Peter Ridsdale, talking about Rangers going into administration, on BBC Radio 5 live: "My eyebrows have been raised on a number of accounts. How can Rangers be buying players in recent days when they have a £9m tax bill hanging over them because if you are late [with paying tax] in England you have a [transfer] embargo placed upon you."
Team GB's top track cyclists have been telling BBC Sport how the new Olympic Velodrome feels after their first training session ahead of this weekend's World Cup event.
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Bernie Ecclestone sees no reason for this season's Bahrain Grand Prix not to go ahead despite violence again troubling the island kingdom. Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the "Day of Rage" but F1 supremo Ecclestone told the Guardian: "I expected there was going to be a big uprising, with the anniversary. I don't think it's anything serious at all. It doesn't change our position. If the people in Bahrain (the government) say, 'Look Bernie, it wouldn't be good for you to come over here,' then I would think again. That is what they said last year."
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Newport Gwent Dragons defence coach Rob Appleyard has admitted Welsh regions are finding it hard to compete with the French clubs' financial clout after winger Aled Brew became the latest Welsh player to move to France, joining Biarritz.
In his latest column for the BBC Sport website, athletics commentator Steve Cram says that Jessica Ennis in good shape for the World Indoors after watching the British heptathlete in action at last weekend's Indoor UK Trials & Championships in Sheffield.
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Veteran Stephen Hendry caused a surprise in the first round of the Welsh Open with a 4-1 victory over 2010 World Champion Australian Neil Robertson.
England take on Pakistan in the second one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The game begins at 1100 GMT and there will be live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and Test Match Special will provide ball-by-ball radio coverage on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra.
The Daily Telegraph reports that British Olympic hopefuls will only be allowed to compete at London 2012 if they agree not to criticise team-mates or sponsors and not to sell their kit on eBay. Each of the 560 athletes hoping to represent the host nation at this summer's Games will have to sign a 34-page handbook or they will not be allowed to take part.
Daniel Cousin's future with Rangers remains unclear. The Gabon striker arrived in Scotland last week with the intention of rejoining Rangers after a four-year absence but the transfer embargo imposed by the Scottish Premier League following the club's plunge into administration could put a stop to the move.
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Simon Gill on Twitter: "No matter what Henry does tonight he is still going to get a great reception from the Gunners fans because he is a legend."
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British diver Tom Daley, 17, has been warned by the team's performance director that he will miss out on an Olympic medal if he does not cut down on his media work.
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Wednesday is the last day for applications for the vacant manager's job of England. Stuart Lancaster is the interim manger following Martin Johnson's decision to step down last November.
Rangers manager Ally McCoist remains upbeat about the Glasgow club's future despite entering administration on Tuesday.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that striker Thierry Henry is ready to sign off in style against AC Milan in the final match of his loan spell. The Frenchman, who has scored two late winners during his short spell back at the Gunners, returns to New York Red Bulls after Wednesday evening's Champions League game. There will be live text commentary on the BBC Sport website from 1845 GMT.
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Hello. As usual, we start with three snippets from the gossip column.
Chelsea are still tracking Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba - but Sir Alex Ferguson remains hopeful that he can get the highly rated 18-year-old to sign a new deal. (Daily Mirror)
Lille's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard, 21, has encouraged Real Madrid and Barcelona to act quickly if they want to stop him making a switch to Tottenham. (Metro)
Paul Scholes has hinted to Manchester United boss sir Alex Ferguson that he is ready to play on for another season. (the Sun).