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  1. Goodbye

    Before all that, there's the draw for the fourth round at 19:30 GMT - you can follow our live text build-up to that here.

    You can then watch Wimbledon v Liverpool at 19:55 GMT on BBC One, with Burnley v Spurs kicking off 10 minutes earlier - which you can follow on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra. And of course we'll have live text commentary on both games.

    Enjoy, and see you tomorrow at 08:00 GMT for another Sportsday.

  2. Burnley forced to make changes for Spurs


    There is of course another FA Cup match this evening, which sees Burnley take on Tottenham at Turf Moor.

    Burnley will have to make changes at the back as captain Jason Shackell and his replacement Kevin Long sustained injuries in the 3-3 draw with Newcastle in the Premier League.

    Spurs meanwhile will be without midfielder Nabil Bentaleb, while fellow midfielder Ryan Mason is a doubt with a hamstring injury, and Argentina forward Erik Lamela could be absent with a calf problem.

  3. Post update

    Aaron Ramsey and Lukas Podolski

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey on Twitter: Changing room will be a bit quieter without him in it! Good luck @Podolski10 with your loan move at Inter...

    Podolski completed a loan move to Inter Milan until the end of the season earlier today.

  4. Wimbledon loan duo prepare for Cup farewell


    Two on-loan Wimbledon players are hoping to end their spell at Kingsmeadow on a high in tonight's match.

    Defenders Adam Barrett and Jake Goodman will return to Gillingham and Millwall respectively after they take on Liverpool.

    Full-back Barry Fuller returns from a hamstring injury for the Dons and midfielder Sammy Moore has recovered from illness.

    For Liverpool, defender Martin Skrtel is available after suspension while Dejan Lovren could return after recovering from a groin injury.

  5. Rodgers coy on Gerrard


    Steven Gerrard

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has refused to be drawn on whether departing captain Steven Gerrard will play any part in tonight's FA Cup clash.

    "I will always pick what I think is the best team for the games," Rodgers said. "Every player is the same, wanting to play every game, but it hasn't changed.

    "He understands where it's at and because of the number of games we have been playing, there might be times he has to come out of the team."

  6. Wimbledon take on Liverpool


    Time now to look ahead briefly to tonight's FA Cup fixtures. One of the ties of the round sees AFC Wimbledon take on Liverpool in what, as I'm sure you'll aware, is a repeat of the famous 1988 final.

    Wimbledon keeper Dave Beasant saved a penalty from Liverpool's John Aldridge in that game and current Dons number one James Shea would love to make a similar impact against the Reds.

    "I haven't seen the save but I've heard it is unbelievable," Shea said. "It was a great day for them. They weren't expected to win and hopefully we can replicate what they did."

    You can watch video highlights of the classic final here.

  7. Posh boss Ferguson not 'unsackable'


    Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony has dismissed the idea that boss Darren Ferguson is "unsackable", but says he backs his manager.

    Posh are 11th in League One and have won one of their last 10 league games.

    "He's not unsackable. Sacking him is not about money - I don't know why people accuse me of that," MacAnthony told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

    "It's actually a really easy decision to fire a manager, but I've got to do what's right for the football club."

  8. Kramaric heading to Leicester?

    Latest gossip

    Andrej Kramaric

    Croatia striker Andrej Kramaric, who has been heavily linked with Chelsea, is heading to Leicester City for a medical, according to Sky Sports.

    Kramaric, who is 23, currently plays for Rijeka in the Croatian top flight.

  9. Podolski joins Inter Milan on loan


    Lukas Podolski

    A little context for you on that announcement. 29-year-old forward Podolski joined Arsenal from Cologne in the summer of 2012 and has scored 31 goals in 82 appearances.

    However, despite playing a part in Germany's World Cup win, Podolski has found first-team opportunities limited this season. He has made just two starts for the Gunners, appearing 11 times as a substitute.

    Podolski had already linked up with Roberto Mancini's side and trained in Milan today.

    "He is experienced and has a wonderful career behind him," former Manchester City boss Mancini told a press conference. "He will help us and is not at the end of his career."

    Here's the official announcement on Arsenal's website.

  10. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    Podolski joins Inter Milan on loan

    Lukas Podolski has joined Inter Milan from Arsenal on loan for the remainder of the season, Arsenal have announced on their website.

  11. Puyol leaves Barcelona post


    Carles Puyol

    More Barcelona news to bring you. Earlier we told you that director of football Andoni Zubizarreta had been dismissed, and it appears his assistant Carles Puyol has followed him in leaving the club.

    Puyol, the former Barca captain, has posted a message on his Facebook page saying he has handed in his resignation.

    Puyol said: "I now want to experience other things from another perspective and from elsewhere. I want to grow both personally and professionally so that, in the future, hopefully I can return."

  12. AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool (kick-off 19:55 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    A reminder that tonight's FA Cup fourth-round draw and third-round match between AFC Wimbledon and Liverpool, which are both on BBC One from 19:30 GMT, can also be heard on 5 live Sport with Mark Pougatch live from Kingsmeadow, the ground the Dons share with non-league Kingstonian, from 19:00 GMT. Conor McNamara will be in the commentary box with former Arsenal defender Martin Keown.

  13. Juve confirm Sneijder interest


    Wesley Sneijder

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed the Serie A leaders are interested in signing Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder from Galatasaray.

    "Sneijder has tremendous technical quality and would complete an already very strong part of the team, creating competition for places," Allegri said.

    The 30-year-old has previously been linked with Manchester United.

  14. Oldham statement


    Oldham's statement in full on the subject of Ched Evans, which was read to reporters outside their Boundary Park ground by chief executive Neil Joy.

    "Oldham Athletic is not at this stage making any official announcement with regard to the speculation concerning Ched Evans. Whilst acknowledging the considerable media attention, we continue to have conversations with representative bodies such as the PFA and will conduct due diligence with regard to any decision we make on this matter.

    "Although it has been reported that a press conference would be held, we will officially advise if and when any such event will take place. The club would also request that its stakeholders and partners' position and privacy be respected until this matter has been concluded. We will not be making any further comment for the time being."

  15. Windies collapse in Cape Town


    South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn celebrates against West Indies

    West Indies are all out for 215 on day four of the third and final Test with South Africa in Cape Town. The tourists lost seven wickets for 33, with paceman Dale Steyn claiming 3-75, and the hosts require only 124 to win the match and take the series 2-0.

  16. Lallana set for four-week lay-off - reports


    The Press Association reports that Liverpool and England midfielder Adam Lallana will be sidelined for the next month because of a thigh problem sustained in last week's 4-1 win over Swansea.

  17. No decision from Oldham over Evans


    Oldham say they will not be making any official announcement about signing convicted rapist Ched Evans.

  18. Falcons swoop for Orlandi

    Rugby Union

    Newcastle have signed Argentina prop Juan Pablo Orlandi, 31, from Bath.

  19. Burnley v Tottenham (kick-off 19:45 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Erik Lamela scores for Spurs against Burnley last month

    Burnley take on Tottenham in the FA Cup third round, a match you can hear live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from 19:30 GMT with Mike Sewell and summariser Kevin Kilbane.

    The Clarets have lost at the third-round stage for the last three seasons but have lost just three of their last 10 in the Premier League and came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Manchester City last weekend.

    Spurs beat them 2-1 when the teams met at White Hart Lane last month, Erik Lamela scoring the winner with a fine left-footed strike from outside the area into the corner at the Paxton Road End.

  20. Aguero in fitness boost


    Injured striker Sergio Aguero with some encouraging Twitter news for Manchester City fans: "I wanted you to know I've already started field work. Slowly but surely I'll be back at the right moment. Thanks for the wishes!"

  21. Brighton drought 'tested' O'Grady


    Brighton & Hove Albion striker Chris O'Grady says his frustrating start to life at the Amex Stadium has "tested a lot of relationships in his life".

    The 28-year-old joined the Seagulls from Barnsley in the summer but failed to score in 11 appearances and joined Sheffield United on loan last month.

    But he was recalled after Sami Hyypia's resignation and opened his goalscoring account in the 2-0 win over Brentford.

    "It's been extremely tough," O'Grady told BBC Sussex. "It has tested a lot of relationships in my life. Thankfully the strongest one, my family, is still together which is the most important thing."

  22. Boycott speaks out over 'blocked knighthood'


    Geoffrey Boycott

    Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has broken his silence on reports that he was passed over for a knighthood because of a conviction for assaulting a former lover.

    He tweeted: "I'm delighted that so many people thought I deserved a knighthood and sad that it can be blocked for something I didn't do.

    "Unfortunately 18 years ago I was wrongly accused by a bad person. I tried to clear my name in France but under Napoleonic law once accused you are guilty until you can definitively prove your innocence. This is the opposite of English Law.

    "I have to live with this injustice - and I do. I am frank and forthright but don't have and never will have a history of violence. Thank you again to all my supporters."

  23. Notts Ladies sign Chelsea's Williams


    England forward Rachel Williams has joined Notts County Ladies from Chelsea.

    The 26-year-old moves to Meadow Lane after one season with Chelsea, scoring seven goals in 13 games. "Rachel's proved her quality at this level since the league started," said Lady Magpies boss Rick Passmoor.

  24. Top seed Wilson beaten by qualifier


    Top seed James Wilson suffers a shock defeat in the first round of the BDO World Darts Championships at the Lakeside, as qualifier Peter Sajwani of Sweden secures a 3-1 win.

  25. Trott misses out after openers shine in Soweto


    England Lions captain Jonathan Trott was caught behind for only six from 13 balls on the first day of the opening match of the tour of South Africa in Soweto.

    Openers Sam Robson and Adam Lyth made centuries and Yorkshire batsman Alex Lees added an unbeaten 82 as the Lions closed on 361-4 having been put into bat by a Gauteng Invitation XI.

  26. Mansfield sign Kee on loan


    Billy Kee

    Scunthorpe United striker Billy Kee has joined League Two side Mansfield Town on loan until the end of the season.

    24-year-old, who previously spent three seasons at Burton Albion, has made 12 appearances for Scunthorpe this season.

  27. Barcelona statement


    A statement on the Barcelona website regarding the dismissal of legendary former goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta: "The FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has decided to terminate as of today the contract of the club's Director of Football, Andoni Zubizarreta.

    "The President, in the name of the club, thanks Andoni Zubizarreta for his contribution, dedication and professionalism over the last four years in his role at the head of the club's football area."

  28. West Brom coaching trio depart


    West Brom have announced that coaches Rob Kelly, Keith Downing and Dean Kiely have left the club, with new boss Tony Pulis preparing to finalise the appointment of a new backroom staff.

  29. Barcelona terminate Zubizarreta's contract


    Surprising news from Spain, as Catalan giants Barcelona terminate the contract of Andoni Zubizarreta as Director of Football.

    The 53-year-old former goalkeeper played for Barca from 1986-1994 and has been in the Director of Football role since 2010.

  30. Bristol sign Italy back Benvenuti

    Rugby Union

    Championship leaders Bristol have signed Italy international Tommaso Benvenuti on an 18-month contract.

    The 24-year-old, who has 30 caps, joins Andy Robinson's side from French club Perpignan.

  31. Murray hopeful over shoulder after Perth double


    Heather Watson and Andy Murray celebrate winning a point in Perth

    Andy Murray shrugged off his recent shoulder problem to lead Great Britain to a 2-1 win against holders France on the second day of the Hopman Cup in Perth.

    Murray defeated Benoit Paire 6-2 7-5 at the Perth Arena, and teamed up with Heather Watson [pictured above] to beat Paire and Alize Cornet in the decisive mixed doubles tie.

    "It's a bit sore, if it was my right shoulder it would probably be quite hard for me to play," Murray said. "I don't feel it on my ground strokes so much, I feel it when I'm serving. I had an ultrasound scan in Abu Dhabi and it was absolutely clear but it's still quite sore.

    "Hopefully it will calm down. Maybe it's playing matches again after a little break, maybe I've just got it in the wrong position and tweaked something a little bit, but I should be fine."

  32. On this day


    Australia celebrate their -0 Ashes triumph in 2013-14

    Now, England fans may not want to be reminded of this, but 5 January is a significant cricketing day in Australia. In addition to being the date of the first one-day international in 1971, it has also twice in recent years seen the Aussies complete 5-0 Ashes whitewashes against England, in 2007 and 2014.

  33. Nobbs to stay with Arsenal Ladies


    Jordan Nobbs has committed her future to Arsenal Ladies with a new long-term contract. The midfielder, who joined Arsenal from Sunderland in 2010, has 20 goals in 46 league outings for the Gunners.

  34. FA Cup rewind - 1988 final


    With AFC Wimbledon playing Liverpool tonight in the FA Cup, live on BBC One from 19:30 GMT (with the fourth round draw before kick-off at 19:55) and live on BBC Radio 5 live, Tom Rostance has begun a special live text of the famous 1988 final. If you don't want to know the result, look away now, but join him for some nostalgia fun on the website.

  35. Northants search for extra funding


    Northants have called an extraordinary general meeting of members, amid concerns about the club's finances.

    The County Championship Division Two side are expected to suffer a loss in their 2013-14 figures, compared to the profit made the previous year.

    Members will meet on Thursday, 22 January to vote on four proposals which include creating a bond scheme, taking on loans from directors and selling nearby property.

  36. Greater Manchester Police in Evans warning

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    Greater Manchester's Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd, is calling on Oldham Athletic not to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.

    He said: "Ched Evans is a convicted rapist and, whilst I strongly believe in the principle of rehabilitation, it will send out entirely the wrong message if they offer him a contract.

    "All offenders have the right to rebuild their lives and make amends after they have served their sentence, but Ched Evans' lack of remorse and failure to acknowledge his offence means it is simply inappropriate for him to be on a Greater Manchester football pitch week in and week out presenting himself as some kind of role model, especially to young people."

  37. Man City Women bring in Wiltshire


    Manchester City Women have signed Yeovil Town Ladies striker Sarah Wiltshire.

    The 23-year-old, who has played for Arsenal and Watford, scored 11 goals in 16 games last year in Super League 2.

    After representing England at youth level, Wiltshire switched allegiance to Wales and has scored eight times in 31 appearances.

  38. Scotland duo extend Warriors stay

    Rugby Union

    Henry Pyrgos

    Glasgow Warriors have secured Scotland internationals Tommy Seymour and Henry Pyrgos (pictured) on new two-year contracts.

    Winger Seymour, 26, and scrum-half Pyrgos, 25, have signed until May 2017.

  39. A Question of Sport


    Earlier, following Gary Anderson becoming the seventh PDC world champion, we asked you to name the other six. The answers are Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, John Part, Dennis Priestly, Raymond Van Barneveld & Michael Van Gerwen.

  40. Adams resigns as Norwich boss


    The club statement also confirms that Mike Phelan - who of course is the current Norwich first team coach as well as having been Sir Alex Ferguson's number two - will take over "until the new manager is confirmed".

    Adams meanwhile will take "a break from football" and will return to Norwich in a new role in July.

  41. GB name Fed Cup team


    The Great Britain team for the Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I tournament in Budapest from 4-7 February will consist of Heather Watson, Johanna Konta, Jocelyn Rae and Anna Smith, with Judy Murray, fresh from her Strictly Come Dancing exploits, continuing as captain.

  42. Adams resigns as Norwich boss


    Neil Adams

    And here's a statement from Adams on his departure on the club website:

    "I firmly believe that we are still on course for a crack at promotion back to the Premier League. That is where this club belongs.

    "However, I feel it is in the best interests of the team that an immediate change is made in order to ensure a positive impact on results.

    "It goes without saying that I sincerely hope the team achieves success this season and I would like to say a huge thank you to the supporters who have backed me during my tenure as manager."

  43. Adams resigns as Norwich boss


    A bit of context on that announcement, which has come as something of a surprise, with Norwich riding relatively high at seventh in the Championship.

    Adams was appointed permanent manager of Norwich in May, having taken charge of the club as caretaker following the departure of Chris Hughton.

    The Telegraph's Matt Law has tweeted that former Manchester United number two Mike Phelan is the favourite to take over.

  44. New landmark for Chanderpaul


    West Indies stalwart Shivnarine Chanderpaul, playing his 161st Test in the match against South Africa, has passed 27,000 deliveries faced, putting him fourth on the all-time list, with only the retired Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Jacques Kallis ahead of him.

    After no play before lunch on day four in Cape Town they are underway, with West Indies losing the early wicket of Leon Johnson. The tourists now lead by 19 with seven second innings wickets intact.

  45. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    Adams resigns as Norwich boss

    Neil Adams has resigned as manager of Championship side Norwich City.

  46. Yeovil hope FA Cup sparks revival


    Manager Gary Johnson hopes Yeovil's spirited display in their 2-0 FA Cup defeat by Manchester United will aid their League One survival battle.

    The Glovers, who are bottom of the third tier, kept the Premier League side at bay until the 64th minute at Huish Park.

    "Hopefully we can pick up our league form because of this," said Johnson. "I'm not sure how many chances they had in the first half, but it wasn't many. We kept some great players down to very few chances. It's a credit to the boys.

  47. Everton's Kennedy ends Hibs loan


    Matthew Kennedy

    Everton youngster Matthew Kennedy has ended his loan spell at Scottish side Hibernian.

    The 20-year-old former Kilmarnock player scored once in 16 appearances for Hibs, with 10 of those coming from the bench.

  48. Vine among five Welling signings


    Rowan Vine

    A name that probably hasn't come into the minds of many football fans recently is that of former Birmingham City and QPR striker Rowan Vine. But we have news for you.

    The 32-year-old has agreed a move to Conference side Welling United after leaving Scottish club Greenock Morton, and is among five new singings by new manager Jody Brown.

    Brown's assistant, former Reading midfielder Glen Little, has also signed playing forms.

  49. Pliskova spoils Azarenka comeback


    Former world number one Victoria Azarenka's comeback after an injury-hit 2014 ended in disappointment after she suffered a marathon defeat to Czech player Kristina Pliskova.

    Pliskova held off the two-time Australian Open champion to win the match 4-6 7-6 6-4 in three-and-a-quarter hours.

    The loss means Azarenka, currently ranked 31, is unlikely to be seeded for this year's Australian Open.

  50. BDO darts action at Lakeside

    Live now

    BDO World Darts Championship

    Darts fan? Switch over to BBC2 right now, where you can watch action from the BDO World Championship at Lakeside.

    As you can see, there are some outstanding shirts on show...

  51. Early favourite ruled out of Grand National

    Horse Racing

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    Double Seven, who finished third in the 2014 Grand National for champion jockey AP McCoy, has been ruled out for the season.

    Irish trainer Martin Brassil said the horse, rated one of the early favourites at 25-1 for this year's race on 11 April, had suffered a setback.

    "He's out for the season, unfortunately," said Brassil of the nine-year-old, owned by JP McManus.

    "We're very hopeful that we'll be able to get him back in (training) next season and go back to Aintree again, though."

  52. Saints and Senegal tussle over injured Mane

    Sadio Mane

    A tug-of-love is developing over Southampton midfielder Sadio Mane between his club and his national team, Senegal.

    Senegal coach Alain Giresse has said he will include Mane in their final 23-man squad for the African Nations Cup despite Southampton saying the injured midfielder will be out for several weeks.

    Mane picked up a calf muscle injury in Southampton's Premier League win over Arsenal on New Year's Day, and Ronald Koeman had told the club's website that Mane will not play in the Afcon.

  53. Hedman hints at darts retirement


    Top seed Deta Hedman has hinted she may retire from darts following her defeat by Lisa Ashton in the first round of the BDO Women's World Championship at the Lakeside.

    "Personally I wonder whether it might be time to take a back seat. I've given it my all over the past few years and I just feel I can't give any more," the 55-year-old told BBC Radio Oxford.

    Hedman, twice a beaten finalist, added: "I just can't seem to get past this hurdle and it's frustrating. I haven't fallen out of love with darts, but it's hard when you have a full-time job.

  54. Chelsea striker Feruz trains with Cardiff


    Islam Feruz

    Chelsea striker Islam Feruz is training with Cardiff ahead of a potential move, BBC Wales Sport understands.

    The 19-year-old joined Chelsea in 2011, and scored six goals in eight games as Chelsea won the FA Youth Cup in his first season at Stamford Bridge.

  55. Farah out of Edinburgh race


    Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah withdraws from the Edinburgh cross-country international challenge race this weekend, which will be live on BBC One, due to illness.

  56. Perrin reveals Arsenal interest

    Latest gossip

    Loic Perrin

    St Etienne defender Loic Perrin has revealed that he's been contacted by Arsenal over a potential move, the Mirror reports.

    Perrin is said to have told French media: "I was contacted personally. Arsenal are interested. But for now, there is still no contact with Saint-Etienne."

    Perrin, 29, is valued at around £6m but has never played for France.

  57. Robson hits form in Lions tour match


    England Lions opener Sam Robson makes 109 from 152 balls, with 12 fours and a six, on the first day of the opening match on the tour of South Africa against a Gauteng Invitation XI in Soweto.

  58. A Question of Sport

    Here's today's Question of Sport teaser:

    Gary Anderson became the seventh man to win the PDC World Darts Championship. Who are the other six winners?

    Puzzle on that one over lunch, and we'll bring you the answers later.

  59. Williams extends Leicester contract

    Rugby Union

    Owen Williams

    Welsh fly-half Owen Williams has opted not to return to Wales and has extended his contract with Leicester Tigers.

    Williams, 22, joined Tigers from Scarlets in the summer of 2013 and has scored over 300 points for the club.

    Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: "Owen has done an excellent job for us since he came here 18 months ago and I'm delighted that he wants to stay in the longer term and has now agreed a new contract."

  60. Ireland name World Cup squad


    Ireland announce their 15-man squad for next month's World Cup: William Porterfield (capt), Kevin O'Brien (vice-capt), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, Andy McBrine, John Mooney, Tim Murtagh, Niall O'Brien (wk), Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson (wk), Craig Young.

  61. Oldham boss speaks on Evans


    Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson has been speaking to the media about the possibility of the club signing Ched Evans.

    He says the club faces "a very difficult situation", but that he wants "what's best for the club".

    He finishes by saying it's up to the board to decide.

  62. Wilson can't beat a bit of bully


    James Wilson

    Phil Cartwright, BBC Sport at the Lakeside Country Club:

    "A little-known fact about the number one seed at the BDO World Championship this year - Huddersfield's James Wilson once appeared as a contestant on popular television game show Bullseye.

    "Will he be super, smashing, great on the Lakeside stage this afternoon? Sweden's Peter Sajwani is his first-round opponent. Live coverage from Frimley Green starts at 13:00 GMT on BBC Two and online."

  63. Roberto Martinez press conference


    On fans losing faith: "That's completely normal but we're here to build something for the future, not just for now, and become a winning team, The message to the fans is very clear, we're all together and at any time in adversity it is about finding a way to become a winning side. It's time to help each other, help the players and we will get reward for it because the talent is there."

  64. Roberto Martinez press conference


    20 years since Everton last won the FA Cup: "We are aware of history but I think it is more the excitement of another opportunity in the FA Cup. Last season we reached the sixth round and we enjoyed it. Now we are playing a side [West Ham] who is a consistent team I think it will be a very open game, a proper cup tie and a really good game of football. When we play at home we feel we can beat anyone with the support of our fans. It could be a pivotal moment in our season."

  65. Roberto Martinez press conference


    Losing four matches in succession: "All we are concentrating on is how we can help each other in terms of performance. The talent is there. In January the goalkeeping situation is probably one to look at but it is not about bringing other players in for the sake of it, the real work is to get our players back to enjoying football."

  66. Roberto Martinez press conference


    Martinez rules out the danger of Ross Barkley leaving in the January transfer window: "This January window for us it is vital we concentrate on recapturing our best form so you can imagine all of our best performers even if they get a lot of attention they are not going to be anywhere."

  67. Tansey extends Inverness deal


    Greg Tansey

    English midfielder Greg Tansey has signed a new two-year contract at Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

    Tansey is in his second spell at Caledonian Stadium, having spent two years with Stevenage.

  68. Palmer set for Mariners switch


    BBC Humberside Sport report that Grimsby Town have announced the loan signing of Mansfield Town striker Ollie Palmer on a one month deal, subject to clearance.

  69. Cruyff hits out at Van Gaal comments


    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal

    Legendary former Netherlands international Johan Cruyff has criticised compatriot Louis van Gaal for his attack on the congested Christmas fixture list.

    "It has been working since time immemorial and in 100 years it will still be so," Cruyff said in his column for Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. "Complaining makes no sense if everyone else around you is happy. Moreover, everybody is well paid for working over the holiday period."

  70. Ambrose 'back in love' with football


    Ipswich Town midfielder Darren Ambrose has said his love for football has returned after scoring his first goal in England for over two years.

    The 30-year-old, who joined a Greek side on loan from Birmingham City last year to get games, headed Ipswich in front in their 1-1 FA Cup third-round draw at Southampton.

    "It's been a difficult few years, not playing. But I've got the love back now, playing with this team and this manager," he told BBC Radio Suffolk.

  71. Not the full ticket for Accrington fans


    Accrington Stanley fans are being asked to spend £20 on souvenir tickets for a game which will never happen.

    The League Two side were drawn to play at home to Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup ahead of their second-round replay with Yeovil last month, which they proceeded to lose 2-0.

    The limited-edition tickets are being marketed as marking the club's FA Cup run but fans have likened the idea to the catchphrase from TV quiz show Bullseye "let's see what you could have won", with one saying: "In reality, it's hardly an FA Cup run. We entered round one and exited round two."

  72. Pietersen's Stars claim dramatic win


    That exciting Big Bash cricket match we were telling you about earlier finished in a tie and went to a Super Over.

    Both teams elected to send out a batsman deemed not good enough for England's World Cup squad.

    The Melbourne Stars combination of James Faulkner and Luke Wright made 19 off their six balls (with Wright contributing just three of those), while the Sixers, who sent out Michael Lumb, could only manage nine.

    The Stars have Kevin Pietersen to thank for an important innings of 54 which helped them to equal Sydney's total of 150.

  73. Hull thank Gunners after coach mishap


    Hull have tweeted their thanks to Arsenal after the Gunners assisted fans who were delayed when their coach crashed into a post on its way out of the Emirates Stadium following last night's FA Cup tie.

  74. Wigan's Riera set for Deportivo move


    Oriol Riera

    With the transfer window re-open, one player looking set to leave these shores is Wigan striker Oriol Riera.

    The 28-year-old is close to completing a loan move to Spanish La Liga side Deportivo la Coruna having struggled to settle into English football, scoring just one goal in 13 appearances since joining from Osasuna on a three-year deal in June.

    "All parties feel that it is probably best that he goes back there and plays for a short period of time," said Wigan manager Malky Mackay.

  75. Spurs dismiss Lloris rumours


    The Daily Express report that Tottenham have described The Sun's article we told you about earlier linking star goalkeeper Hugo Lloris with a move at the end of the season as "mischief making", and add "there is no substance to the story."

  76. Robson makes Williams switch

    Formula 1

    Jenson Button's race engineer at McLaren, Dave Robson, is to take on the role of race engineer to Felipe Massa at Williams.

  77. Get involved


    Danny with surely the most honest of the mythical motivational-style office team talks in #myofficeteamtalks

    Danny Sahni: Only 11 months until December and then Christmas, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

  78. MP warns against Evans move


    Dan Roan

    BBC sports editor

    Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, has cautioned Oldham Athletic against signing convicted rapist Ched Evans.

    She said: "I believe it would be wrong for Ched Evans to return to playing football for Oldham Athletic FC, or any other club, as he has been convicted of rape, a violent crime for which he has neither apologised or acknowledged.

    "As he is claiming his innocence, and in the process of appealing against his conviction, both he, and football clubs, should wait for the outcome of this process before even considering a return to the sport.

    "In view of this, although he has served his sentence, footballers are seen as role models by many and in my view it would send out an entirely inappropriate message to young fans and the victims of sex crimes for him to be signed by Oldham Athletic or anyone."

  79. Yeovil youngster meets Sir Bobby


    A young fan meets Sir Bobby Charlton

    A Somerset grandmother has been telling BBC Somerset how her grandson met Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton at Yeovil's FA Cup match against the Red Devils yesterday.

  80. Murray wins Hopman Cup opener


    In Australia, Andy Murray has continued his good start to the year. Fresh from winning the World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, the Scot has eased to victory in his opening match in the Hopman Cup in Perth.

    He beat France's Benoit Paire 6-2 7-5 in Men's Singles Group B.

    Murray is teaming up with Heather Watson in the international team tournament - Watson will play Alize Cornet next.

  81. Wiggins extends contract with Team Sky


    A bit of breaking cycling news to bring you...Sir Bradley Wiggins has extended his contract with Team Sky.

    The new deal runs until April this year and will see him race Paris-Roubaix 2015. Wiggins will then switch to the track to focus on preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

    Wiggins said: "Everyone knows what this team means to me. I've had some amazing experiences and I hope there are a few more to come."

  82. Pietersen hits 50 in Big Bash


    Kevin Pietersen in action against the Sydney Sixers

    Kevin Pietersen has been in action in the Australian Big Bash league this morning. The former England batsman has just been dismissed after hitting a rapid 54 for Melbourne Stars against the Sydney Sixers.

    Earlier, another discarded England batsman, Michael Lumb, cracked 80 off 61 balls for the Sixers. Who says English players can't play limited-overs cricket?

    Melbourne, chasing 151 for victory, need 35 runs off the last three overs.

  83. Liverpool chase Shaqiri and Neto

    Latest gossip

    Let's bring you some of this morning's hottest gossip. The Mirror is reporting that Liverpool have begun talks over three January moves this weekend.

    Brendan Rodgers is apparently keen to recall Belgian striker Divock Origi from his loan at Lille early - the paper suggests that a deal has been struck, as long as Lille can sign a replacement.

    The Reds are also said to be chasing Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri and Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto, in order to provide competition for Simon Mignolet.

  84. South Africa v West Indies


    There has been no play before lunch because of rain on day four of the third and final Test between South Africa and West Indies in Cape Town. The Windies, who trail 1-0 in the series, are still four runs behind with eight second innings wickets remaining.

  85. Armitage back in England frame?

    Rugby Union

    Steffon Armitage

    A very interesting rugby union line from The Times this morning. They're reporting that England coach Stuart Lancaster is considering bringing Toulon back-rower Steffon Armitage in from the international wilderness. (You'll need a subscription to read the whole story.)

    Armitage has not featured for England under Lancaster, despite being voted European player of the year, because of the Rugby Football Union's directive that players based outside England are not eligible for the national team.

    However, the paper's Alex Lowe reports that Armitage "is being viewed as a potential England No 8 for the World Cup", with the management taking the view that a home World Cup constitutes 'exceptional circumstances'.

  86. Sporting birthdays

    A very happy 50th birthday to former Wimbledon hardman, turned actor Vinnie Jones. With AFC Wimbledon playing Liverpool live on the BBC this evening, thoughts go back to the 1988 FA Cup final when the Dons triumphed against all odds and you can read more in Luke Reddy's excellent feature on the BBC website.

  87. Oldham sponsor in Evans warning


    The sponsors of Oldham Athletic's main stand, Verlin Rainwater Solutions, say they would end their association with the club if it goes ahead with the signing of convicted rapist Ched Evans. Craig Verling, a director of the company, says he'll "pull the plug" if Evans becomes an Oldham player.

  88. Olejnik joins York on loan


    Bobby Olejnik

    Want more hot breaking transfer news? You've got it, courtesy of our friends at BBC Humberside Sport.

    They report that Peterborough keeper Bobby Olejnik has joined York City on loan, linking up with former Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox. Olejnik had been on loan at Scunthorpe.

  89. Global gossip

    Latest gossip

    Plenty of transfer stories doing the rounds on the continent as well.

    L'Equipe are suggesting that even Lionel Messi could be on the move, reporting that Paris Saint-Germain have not given up the idea of recruiting the Barcelona star and could be willing to pay a record sum of £164m for his services.

    Spanish daily AS reports that Chelsea and Manchester United are keeping a close eye on Real Madrid's 21-year-old defender Raphael Varane and could offer up to £18m for the French international.

    And in Germany, Bild are reporting that Manchester City are eager to sign Schalke's Julian Draxler and could be willing to trade defender Matija Nastasic for the 21-year-old midfielder.

  90. Reid linked with Hammers exit


    West Ham defender Winston Reid

    Another West Ham line has emerged this morning with Sky Sports reporting that New Zealand international defender Winston Reid, 26, is expected to leave the club this summer.

  91. Cowboys and Colts advance in NFL playoffs

    American Football

    Tony Romo

    Across the pond, the NFL playoffs are in full swing, so in case you missed any of yesterday's action, here's what happened.

    Tony Romo threw the game-winning touchdown as Dallas Cowboys came from behind to eliminate Detroit Lions with a 24-20 win. They'll take on Green Bay Packers in the NFC divisional play-offs next.

    Meanwhile, Indianapolis Colts comfortably defeated Cincinnati Bengals 26-10 to set up a meeting with last year's Superbowl runners-up Denver Broncos, and Baltimore Ravens, the champions of 2013, also advanced with a 30-17 win over Pittsburgh Steelers. They'll take on New England Patriots next.

  92. Get involved


    Si Hawkes: "Ladies, Gents. The important thing to remember is this; I'm only in this morning, then I'm off for 2 weeks. Turrah!"

    John McEnerney: "This is your Everest.." team talk by Jim Telfer to the Lions Test forwards before the 1st Test in 97! Works wonders!

  93. Sam Allardyce press conference


    On the team news front for tomorrow Big Sam says: "James Tomkins twisted his ankle yesterday so we'll be assessing that today. There's 18 or 19 players who will travel."

    Opponents Everton have lost their last four matches and the Hammers boss adds: "Last year Everton didn't have the injuries they've had this year and it's very difficult to overcome that, especially at the back. If there's a lack of confidence there on Tuesday then hopefully we'll take advantage of that."

  94. Sam Allardyce press conference


    Sam Allardyce

    More from Big Sam, who discusses new Canadian international defender Doneil Henry. "He is one for the near future we hope. He was recommended to me personally by [former Toronto coach] Ryan Nelsen. We've had him here on trial and he's a player with great potential."

  95. Sam Allardyce press conference


    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has been addressing the media ahead of tomorrow night's FA Cup tie at Everton, which you can hear live on BBC Radio 5 live, and he says: "With four or five days rest our team has had sufficient recovery time to get out there for the game.

    "The squad that's available to play is less our Africa Cup of Nations players - Kouyate and Song and Sakho, whose back injury is being assessed."

  96. England Lions in South Africa


    England Lions captain Jonathan Trott (right)

    The England Lions, captained by Jonathan Trott, are in action on their tour of South Africa, in a three-day tour match against a Gauteng Invitation XI in Soweto, which is a warm-up for two unofficial Tests and two unofficial one-day internationals against South Africa A.

    The Lions are 70-0 after 20 overs, with Sam Robson on 41 and Adam Lyth 27.

  97. Lowly Grenoble down Marseille


    Monday's L'Equipe front page

    If you thought the FA Cup weekend was a bit light on authentic giant-killings, here's a proper one for you to enjoy.

    While Manchester City were party-pooping Sheffield United, across the Channel, fourth-tier Grenoble pulled off a mighty cupset, knocking Ligue 1 leaders Marseille out of the French Cup.

    Not only that, they came from behind three times to do it, including scoring an equaliser in the dying seconds of extra-time, before prevailing 5-4 on penalties. No wonder L'Equipe calls it 'A monumental achievement'.

  98. Steven Gerrard timeline


    With Steven Gerrard in his final year at Liverpool, The Liverpool Echo has a special timeline in pictures, videos and reports of the former England captain's highlights with the club.

  99. Moyes's Sociedad humble Barca


    Monday's Mundo Deportivo front page

    Don't worry though, David Moyes fans, your man gets a bit of credit from the Spanish press too. The much-maligned ex-Manchester United boss masterminded a 1-0 win for Real Sociedad over Barcelona yesterday.

    'Heroic' is the one-word headline on the front page of sports daily Mundo Deportivo, which praises Real Sociedad's "agonising and epic exercise in resistance".

    If you want to read more about how Moyes brought down the Catalan giants, get the full lowdown from Spanish football writer Andy West in this feature.

  100. Get involved


    Here are some of your contributions to how motivational football-style speaking might inspire the routine office environment on the return to work for many. You can send your suggestions to the Twitter hashtag #myofficeteamtalk

    Scott Tweed: Guys it doesn't matter whether it's Monday morning or if it's Thursday afternoon, we give it everything we've got.

    Just Matt: When you find out you can live without it & go along not thinking about it, I'll tell you something true...

  101. Miliband issues Evans warning


    Labour leader Ed Miliband has given his thoughts on Ched Evans to BBC Radio Manchester and he says: "What I think about that situation is that Ched Evans is in a sport where you are a role model and I think that it's right Oldham are thinking again.

    "I think that it's right Oldham are thinking again about whether Ched Evans should be hired by them because you are a role model, he's been convicted of a very serious crime.

    "Personally, if I was in their shoes, he hasn't shown remorse and I wouldn't take him on."

  102. Madrid winning streak ends


    Monday's AS front page

    Let's take a look at what's making the headlines across Europe this morning. Spain's AS leads on a shock defeat for La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

    Real were beaten 2-1 by Valencia, bringing their 22-match winning run to an end. The headline is: 'The record was left in Valencia'.

    The front page features a quote from Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, who said: "Sometimes it happens that you play well and lose. That's what happened today."

  103. Sportsday vote

    We have a vote for you too. Who do you think produced the performance of the weekend in the FA Cup? All your options are on the right side of your screen. The vote will close at 12:00 GMT. Full terms and conditions are available here.

  104. Anderson celebrates world title


    BBC Radio 5 live

    More from new world champion Gary Anderson on 5 live Breakfast following his win over 16-time champion Phil Taylor. "It's always an honour to be on the stage with that man. He's one of my heroes and to get one over on him is even better.

    "Phil will be back. He'll have the hunger. He could put another two or three titles under his belt. He is still the most dangerous player on the circuit.

    "He's put this game where it is. I've got a lot of respect for him."

    Asked about his post-match celebrations Anderson added: "I got quite a bit of sleep, back to the hotel at 1am and straight to bed. Feet up, bed, that's me."

  105. Get involved


    Do you have the motivational powers of a Ferguson or Mourinho?

    After eating and drinking too much over Christmas and with everyone back in the office today, what motivational words would you choose to pep up your work colleagues at the start of 2015?


  106. Your call

    BBC Radio 5 live

    There is a phone-in on 5 live now discussing the future of controversial striker Ched Evans. You can join the debate and watch a live webcam now.

  107. Coffee break inspires Serena win


    Serena Williams in Hopman Cup action

    World number one Serena Williams credited an on-court coffee for her recovery after she stormed back from a poor first set to beat Italy's Flavia Pennetta 0-6 6-3 6-0 in her opening match of the year at the Hopman Cup, the round robin mixed team event in Perth.

    "I'm so jet lagged and Flavia played really, really well and yeah, everyone needs coffee every now and then. I needed coffee to get my feet moving," said the 33-year-old, who lost the first set in 19 minutes. "I am a coffee drinker. I didn't have mine this morning and I was just feeling it, so I just had to get some coffee into me."

    Serena then teamed up with John Isner to beat Pennetta and Fabio Fognini 6-2 2-6 11-9.

  108. New Zealand v Sri Lanka


    New Zealand's Kane Williamson and BJ Watling leave the field after day three

    In an intriguing second and final Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the delightful Basin Reserve in Wellington, the Kiwis have closed day three 118 runs ahead at 253-5 in their second innings, Kane Williamson unbeaten on 80. The hosts lead the series 1-0 after winning the first match by eight wickets in Christchurch.

  109. Anderson celebrates first world title


    BBC Radio 5 live

    The new champion Gary Anderson has been talking to 5 live Breakfast this morning and told them: "When he got back to 6-6, I just had to dig deep and get over the final hurdle.

    "I've been doing this 17 years and the years are flying past and I was starting to wonder if I'd get my hands on the trophy.

    "But I've been playing well this year and fancied my chances."

  110. Anderson lands first world title


    Gary Anderson with the world title

    Let's move away from football for a nano-second to congratulate a new world champion. Gary Anderson beat 16-time champion Phil Taylor 7-6 at the Alexandra Palace last night.

    Taylor fought back from 6-4 down to force a deciding set but Anderson, who earlier saw a third dart knock two previous throws from the treble 20 bed to leave all three on the ground, took it 3-0.

  111. Mourinho apologises for referee remarks

    Here's something you don't see very often, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has apologised to referee Kevin Friend after criticising him for not awarding the Blues a penalty during their 3-0 FA Cup victory over Watford.

  112. Highlights

    Now there are all manner of items for your delectation at the click of your highlights tab. There are FA Cup goals and highlights from the weekend matches and you can listen to 5 live highlights of Yeovil v Manchester United and Arsenal v Hull, plus interviews with Gordon Taylor on Ched Evans and John Barnes on Steven Gerrard and the MLS.

  113. UK back pages

    Daily Star

    In the Daily Star there is a pun on Spurs striker Harry Kane to describe the troubles at QPR, a player his former boss Harry Redknapp would no doubt love to have at Loftus Road. Redknapp has been linked with Jermain Defoe in the transfer window, but with QPR thought to be looking for loan signings, the manager tells Talksport they "need a miracle" to find one.

  114. UK back pages

    The Independent I

    In the papers today, the Independent look back on what might have been for Yeovil and Wrexham against Manchester United and Stoke respectively in the FA Cup yesterday.

  115. Transfer speculation


    Monday's The Sun backpage

    Tottenham are flying high at the moment, League Cup semi-final, into the Europa League round of 32 and fifth in the Premier League only two points from the top four, but ahead of their FA Cup tie at Burnley tonight, The Sun (subscription required) report that star goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be allowed to leave for a Champions League club in the summer, even if Spurs qualify for the competition themselves.

  116. Oldham reconsider move for Evans


    Meanwhile, the BBC has learned that League One Oldham Athletic are considering pulling out of a controversial move for striker Ched Evans.

  117. FA Cup third round


    You can watch or download a round-up of the round three highlights here.

  118. FA Cup third round

    Live on the BBC

    AFC Wimbledon against Liverpool is live on BBC One kicking off at 19:55 GMT. Before the match there is the draw for round four so tune in from 19:30 GMT. There is also live coverage of the draw and the match from 19:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live.

  119. FA Cup third round


    Today the FA Cup continues across the BBC with two classic fixtures, AFC Wimbledon against Liverpool, evoking memories of the 1988 final when, as legendary commentator John Motson said, "the Crazy Gang have beaten the Culture Club" and Burnley against Tottenham, a repeat of the 1962 final when the great Jimmy Greaves and Danny Blanchflower were amongst the scorers as Spurs retained the cup.

  120. Post update

    Sheffield United celebrate at Loftus Road

    Hello and welcome along to another Sportsday. There were some scares for the big boys yesterday in the FA Cup but only one shock, in terms of league position at any rate, as League One Sheffield United beat Harry Redknapp's Premier League outfit QPR, thrashed them in their own backyard in fact, 3-0 at Loftus Road.