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Steve Canavan & Saj Chowdhury and Becky Ashton

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  1. Recap: Rodgers, Murray, Redknapp, Nadal and Stallone

    Well, what a finish to Sportsday it's been another busy day dominated by transfer speculation and the first day of the Australian Open.

    If you strayed away from us at any point, here's what you might have missed:

    •Andy Murray getting his Grand Slam season off to a winning start

    •Harry Redknapp being told he's staying at QPR

    •Transfer news with concerning Liverpool, Everton, Celtic and Real Madrid

    •England batsman Jonathan Trott admitting that opening could be the best option for him.

    •All the latest from the Africa Cup of Nations, although the action continues here

    Stick with BBC Sport for Everton versus West Brom in the Premier League.

    And don't forget that the sport doesn't stop tonight with England taking on India in the cricket from 03:00 and the Australian Open continues with Britain's Heather Watson in action.

  2. Referee's to strike


    The Cyprus Referees' Association has said its members will boycott all domestic cup and league matches for one week in retaliation to a midnight bomb attack at the home of a referee's mother.

    Association chief Michalis Argyrousays they are fed up following the fourth bomb attack of the season, and who can blame them!

  3. Trouble for Okaka


    Stefano Okaka
    Image caption: Stefano Okaka

    Sampdoria reveal striker Stefano Okaka was sent home from training earlier after a row with coach Sinisa Mihajlovic.

    "Stefano Okaka was dismissed from Gloriano Mugnaini (training ground) for inappropriate behaviour towards the coach," the club said in a statement.

    They added that any disciplinary action would be decided following a meeting between Okaka and club directors.

  4. Dons lose key defender


    Aberdeen could be without Ash Taylor with the former Tranmere defender set for surgery on a knee injury.

    The 25-year-old has been part of the back four which helped the side keep eight consecutive clean-sheets in the league, before Saturday's 3-3 draw against Dundee.

  5. Leeds respond to Cellino disqualification


    Leeds United will not "wither away" after owner Massimo Cellino lost his appeal against his disqualification from owning the club, chief operating officer Matt Child says.

    Cellino Leeds

    "The club will go on," he told BBC Radio 5 live.

    "Fingers crossed, we are a strong club who have strong people working for us and even stronger people in the terraces and around the world.

  6. Trott to open for England?


    Jonathan Trott
    Image caption: Jonathan Trott

    England batsman Jonathan Trott has suggested that returning to the international side as an opener may be the best option for him.

    "Sometimes at number three you can sit there and live every ball and maybe work yourself up too much," he said.

  7. Match fixing 'hell'


    Stephen Dawson
    Image caption: Stephen Dawson

    Rochdale midfielder Stephen Dawson says he has been to "hell and back" after spot-fixing charges were dropped.

    Dawson was one of 13 players arrested in April but the Crown Prosecution Service has now dismissed the case because of insufficient evidence but Dawson says the experience was "the worst nine months" of his life.

  8. Motherwell sign Pearson


    Stephen Pearson signs for Motherwell until the end of the season, the Fir Park club have confirmed.

    The 32-year-old returns, 11 years after leaving the club, following a spell in India playing for the Kerala Blasters.

  9. Ancelotti telling 'white lies'


    Paul Pogba
    Image caption: Paul Pogba

    Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta accuses Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti of telling a "white lie" over their interest in midfielder Paul Pogba.

    "Ancelotti asked me some questions about Pogba,' he told Sky Italia. "He says he's not interested? Well, that's a white lie. I'm sure he has his reasons to say it's not true."

  10. Marussia can be saved

    Formula 1

    Marussia boss John Booth is hopeful the team can put together a rescue deal in time for them to take part in the first race of the new F1 season.

    The team have been in administration since last October and missed the final three races of 2014.


    But Booth said the team were "at a fairly advanced stage with a new investor - a credible investor".

    A planned auction of the team's 2014 cars, which they would need to race in Australia on 15 March, has been halted.

  11. Get involved


    David Coles: Deciding that Brazil v Germany wouldn't be very interesting and letting my friends watch the Avengers instead.

    Steve W: Missing @StanCollymore score a superb hat-trick on his Leicester debut. Played for my Sunday league team instead. We lost!

  12. Schurrle to Wolfsburg?


    Andre Schurrle

    Wolfsburg are stepping up their interest in Chelsea midfielder Andre Schurrle with a £23m move, the Daily Mail reports.

  13. Corners but no goals


    A couple of footie stats that might interest you, courtesy of our friends at Opta...

    Man City had 16 corners against Arsenal, the most since they won 19 vs QPR in the title-winning game in 2012.

    No English top-flight season has ever featured four London clubs finishing in the top seven, as there currently are in the Premier League.

  14. Get involved


    Nick Miller: Not being able to complete my training in the Derby County youth academy due to leaving the city. Could be in 1st team now.

    David Tavernor: Being lost in a favela trying to find somewhere to watch Brazil v Germany semi. I missed the first half

  15. 'Hammers in for Fletcher'


    Manchester United's Darren Fletcher (left)

    West Ham are preparing a move to sign 30-year-old Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher - but are likely to face competition from West Bromwich Albion, the Daily Mail reports.

  16. Drugs panel findings


    Welsh athletes Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton were "at fault or negligent" in failing to check supplements they took contained banned substances, a UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) official report says.

    Rhys Williams, 30, received a suspension of four months and Gareth Warburton, 31, six months after failing drugs tests.

    But the report says the two Welsh athletes, who have served their bans, had not knowingly taken anything containing the prohibited substances.

    Full story here.

  17. Duo recalled for tour


    England have recalled Rebecca Grundy and Laura Marsh for the team's tour of New Zealand next month.

    Warwickshire left-arm spinner Grundy has recovered from a groin injury, while Kent's off-spinning all-rounder Marsh is back after a shoulder problem.

    Charlotte Edwards will captain the 15-player squad for a series including five one-dayers and three Twenty20s.

  18. Ba joy


    Senegal striker Demba Ba, who was omitted from the Cup of Nations squad: And Senegal wins!!! My man @19Sow for the win. I love you man.

  19. Senegal grab dramatic winner


    There was a late, late goal in the Africa Cup of Nations Group C game match between heavyweights Ghana and Senegal.

    It's Senegal who snatched a 2-1 victory over Avram Grant's side thanks to Moussa Sow's stoppage time winner.

    Go to our live text for all the fallout.

  20. Fans turned away from Conference game


    It's not often that Conference games are sell-outs but it's emerged that around 200 Bristol Rovers fans were locked out of the club's match at Woking on Saturday because the away end was over capacity.

    The Chris Lane Terrace at the Kingfield Stadium holds 1,800 fans, but more than 2,000 Pirates supporters made the trip.

    Bristol Rovers fans at Woking

    "You can only have a certain number in the ground otherwise you get in trouble with the licensing authorities," said Woking spokesperson John Moore.

    Rovers were relegated to non-league for the first time in their history last May, but are currently second in the Conference standings.

  21. Anger at Merseyside derby ticket prices


    Tickets for Everton derby match with Liverpool are selling for more than £2,000 each, according to the Liverpool Echo.

    One seller has put the price of their two places at the Park End of Goodison Park in February as being worth £2,360 each.

    Full story here.

  22. Italian rider banned

    Road cycling

    Italian Diego Ulissi has been handed a backdated nine-month suspension after testing positive for the asthma-inhaler drug salbutamol, his Lampre team said on Monday.

  23. Chinese billionaire 'to buy stake in Atletico'


    Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin has agreed to buy a 20% stake in La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, Spanish media reported on Monday.

    The deal with Wang, who controls China's Dalian Wanda Group, will be announced in Beijing on Wednesday, according to the reports in sports dailies Marca and As, which estimated the deal to be worth 40m euros (£30.62m).

  24. Get involved


    Paul Wallace: Not signing up for a Sunday league side when I stopped youth football at 17. My dad said I'd regret it. Didn't believe him.

    Aaron Fletcher: Not taking up a ticket to second leg of CL SF in 2008 at Old Trafford. United v Barca. Missed a Scholesy rocket!

  25. Fleetwood loan Southern to Shrews


    Shrewsbury Town have signed Fleetwood Town midfielder Keith Southern on loan until the end of the season.

    The 33-year-old Gateshead-born former Everton trainee, who played in the Premier League with Blackpool four seasons ago, was a free agent when he joined the Cod Army in the summer.

  26. Broncos bring in Kubiak

    American Football

    Gary Kubiak has signed a four-year contract to coach the Denver Broncos.

    He replaces John Fox, who was ousted a week ago following Denver's 24-13 playoff loss to Indianapolis.

  27. 'Newcastle still considering manager options'


    Newcastle United are weighing up their options and could wait until the end of the season to appoint a new head coach, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.

  28. Tough times for Lions


    England Lions have conceded a three-figure first-innings lead after centuries from South Africa A's Theunis de Bruyn and Temba Bavuma on a tough second day of four for the tourists in Bloemfontein.

    De Bruyn (161) and Test batsman Bavuma (102) shared a fourth-wicket stand of 210, leaving Jonathan Trott's team - who were all-out for 260 in their first innings - with an uphill task to save the match.

    Last week's Test in Paarl ended in a draw.

  29. Commons set to leave


    The Daily Express: Contract talks between Celtic and Kris Commons have broken down, with the 31-year-old midfielder set to leave either in January or on a free transfer during the summer.

  30. Get involved


    Alan Wilkinson: Not quite persuading my dad to give me the £4 they were asking for tickets to ALL England's games in the 66 World Cup. £4!

    Antony Walker: Missed the 1990 World Cup semi England vs Germany to go on a first date.

  31. Eto'o close to Italy switch


    Everton forward Samuel Eto'o is close to completing a move to Sampdoria, according to the Serie A club's president.

    Samuel Eto'o

    "Everything is good and it only needs the final agreement with Everton. I met Eto'o, he really is a champion," Massimo Ferrero told Rai Sport.

  32. Norwich must 'eradicate fear factor'


    Norwich City boss Alex Neil has said he must remove the nerves around Carrow Road, after the 3-2 win over Cardiff City.

    The Canaries, who have won six of 13 Championship home games, almost squandered a 3-0 lead against the Bluebirds, but held on to make it two victories from two for new boss Neil.

    "Those worries from earlier in the season creep back in towards the end of the game," he told BBC Radio Norfolk. "We need to eradicate it, we need to get rid of that fear factor."

  33. Mirallas on the move?


    Everton face battle to keep 27-year-old midfielder Kevin Mirallas after interest from Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid, the Daily Mail reports.

  34. Bradford and Millwall charged


    Bradford City and Millwall have been charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during their FA Cup tie.

    The charge relates to Wednesday's third-round replay, which City won 4-0.

    In addition, Bantams boss Phil Parkinson and assistant Steve Parkin - who were both sent to the stands - have been charged with improper conduct.

    Both clubs and Parkinson and Parkin have until 18:00 GMT on Wednesday, 21 January to respond to the charges.

  35. Senegal unwanted stat


    Opta: Senegal have now gone 12 games without a clean sheet at the Africa Cup of Nations.

  36. Gyan diagnosed with malaria


    Captain Asamoah Gyan was left out of Ghana's team for their opening game at the Africa Cup of Nations after being diagnosed with malaria, reports Associated Press.


    The Ghana Football Association said Gyan was diagnosed with a "mild bout'' of malaria over the weekend. The forward spent a night in the hospital in Equatorial Guinea's eastern city of Mongomo but was released to recover at the team base.

    As for the action on the pitch, Ghana are doing well in Gyan's absence - they are 1-0 up after 15 minutes against Senegal.

  37. MacGill to sue


    Stuart McGill

    Former Australian leg-spin bowler Stuart MacGill has begun legal action against Cricket Australia (CA), suing his former employers for more than £1.35m over lost earnings.

    MacGill, 43, filed a writ in the Victorian Supreme Court on Monday, claiming injury payments after his retirement from Test cricket in May 2008.

    According to the writ, CA failed to pay MacGill £866,000 while he was injured and unable to play. He also sued for almost £500,000 in interest.

    "We are aware of the media reports but aren't in a position to comment further," a CA spokesman said.

  38. Fury to get title shot?


    Tyson Fury

    New WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is ready to give Tyson Fury a shot at the world title.

    Wilder became the first American heavyweight champion since 2006 when he beat Canada's Bermane Stiverne on points in Las Vegas on Saturday.

    The 29-year-old Wilder wants to put his newly won title on the line against Fury, before a unification clash with WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko.

    "I would love to fight Tyson Fury," Wilder said. "I think he's doing a good job of what he's doing in boxing. It is going to be a big clash down the road."

  39. Get involved


    Ruairi Ward: Being on a minibus on the way back from a school trip and subsequently missing the first half of Brazil v Germany....

    David Clarkson: Not continuing swimming at club level #big regret now trying to put it right teaching young swimmers

  40. Hunt happy to wait on Ipswich future


    Ipswich Town striker Noel Hunt has said a new deal at the end of the season will "take care of itself" if he continues to score goals.

    The 32-year-old was on target twice in Saturday's 3-1 win over Millwall, a result that lifted Town up to second in the Championship.

    "Hopefully every day I can get sharper," he told BBC Radio Suffolk. "I just want to concentrate on the next game. If I keep doing my work, hopefully it will look after itself."

  41. Stallone to entertain Goodison


    Sylvester Stallone

    Fans attending Everton's match against West Brom at Goodison Park have been asked to stay in their seats at half-time with camera crews in attendance to film the crowd for Sylvester Stallone's new Rocky film, 'Creed'.

    The film will also feature Liverpool boxer Tony Bellew, although he will not be at the match. However, there will be a message from Stallone on the big screen.

    What might he say?

    "Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it."

  42. Blues concern over missing funds


    The company that owns Birmingham City, Birmingham International Holdings Limited, says it believes that a former employee may have "misappropriated" two and a half million pounds.

    BIHL released a statement within the last hour saying they have reported the matter to the Hong Kong police.

    The statement says that the loss "may have a material impact on the operation and financial situation of the Group", and are also concerned that the matter was apparently missed by auditors.

    Shares in the company were suspended six weeks ago.

  43. Local derby postponed


    Oldham Athletic

    Oldham Athletic's derby against Rochdale at Boundary Park has been postponed the day before the match because of expected freezing temperatures and snow.

    A new date for the League One fixture at Boundary Park is yet to be announced.

  44. Live Afcon text now


    The heavyweights in Group C begin their Africa Cup of Nations campaign this afternoon, with Ghana v Senegal followed by Algeria v South Africa and you can follow live text on the BBC Sport website now.

    No BBC Sport live text is worth its salt without your contributions so please tell us if you think any of today's four featured teams will win the tournament and why?

    Tweet #bbcafcon2015 or comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  45. Make-or-break time


    Craig Kieswetter could discover this week whether his professional cricket career is likely to be ended by the eye injury he suffered last summer.

    Former England wicketkeeper Kieswetter suffered the damage to his eye socket batting for Somerset against Northamptonshire last summer and tweeted this photo of his injuries.

    Craig Kieswetter

    The 27-year-old has already ruled out any realistic prospect of playing next summer but is seeing a specialist in Belgium this week.

    Somerset director of cricket Matthew Maynard said: "The feedback we get from that will be quite instrumental, but potentially it could be career-ending."

  46. Forest chairman car vandals filmed


    The BBC has obtained footage of two men vandalising a car belonging to Nottingham Forest's chairman after the Reds beat Derby County on Saturday.

    Fawaz Al Hasawi tweeted a photo of his Mercedes-Benz Viano with a tyre slashed and a number plate missing following the Championship match at the iPro Stadium.

    The video, filmed outside the ground, shows two men trying pull a windscreen wiper off the vehicle.

    Derbyshire Police are investigating.

  47. Open-minded Murray


    Andy Murray says he is "quite open minded" about who will join his team as an assistant to Amelie Mauresmo, reports BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller, who has been speaking to the Scot at the Australian Open.

    Mauresmo has committed to spending 25 weeks of the year on tour, and Murray is now looking for someone to cover tournaments and training sessions for a further 20 weeks.


    Mauresmo has sounded out her former coach Loic Courteau, but Murray says no decision will be taken until after the Australian Open.

    His former assistant coach Dani Vallverdu is now working with the former Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych.

  48. Southern to Shrews

    BBC Radio Lancashire: Fleetwood Town midfielder Keith Southern has joined League Two high-flyers Shrewsbury Town on loan until the end of the season.

  49. Newcastle: No appointment imminent


    Newcastle insist they will not panic as they continue their search for a new head coach.

    Caretaker boss John Carver urged the club to make an appointment in the wake of Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by Southampton.


    But managing director Lee Charnley - who along with chief scout Graham Carr has been handed the responsibility of identifying Pardew's replacement by owner Mike Ashley - will not be rushed as he attempts to get the right man.

    No appointment is imminent, according to the PA sport news agency.

  50. 'We can win the Champions League'


    "I'd like to see us win the Premier League and then the Champions League. Yes, I know it's unlikely, but not impossible."

    Bold words indeed from West Ham's co-owner David Sullivan in an interview he and David Gold have given to the London Evening Standard to mark five years in charge at Upton Park.

    West Ham's Andy Carroll

    Gold is just as optimistic, saying: said: "I would be disappointed if we don't join the so-called top six within the next five years. We know the fanbase is there and it will grow when we move to the Olympic Stadium."

  51. Gunners target centre-back


    Villarreal centre-half Gabriel Paulista says his agent is in talks with Arsenal over a possible January transfer, reports The Guardian.

    The 24-year-old Brazilian has become a key member of a Villarreal team that has gone unbeaten since early November,

  52. Lewis has to wait his turn

    Formula 1

    Nico Rosberg will be first and world champion Lewis Hamilton second when it comes to testing the new Mercedes Formula One car in southern Spain next month.

    Mercedes said that Rosberg - beaten to the title last year by his British team mate - would be first to drive the F1 W06 hybrid car after it is unveiled on the opening day of pre-season testing in Jerez on Feb. 1.

    Hamilton, chasing a third title this year after winning 11 races in 2014 to Rosberg's five, will drive it on the second and third days.

  53. Are they on the pitch yet?


    Now this gives a whole new meaning to a striker sneaking in unnoticed at the back post.

    Norwegian outfit Sandefjord have unveiled a new camouflage-patterned kit that they say will show their fighting spirit when the club return to the Norwegian top-flight this year for the first time since 2010.

    Sandefjord FC

    "It's special. We want to show that we are ready for the battle," marketing manager Frank Lindahl told the local newspaper Sandefjords Blad.

    It will be the club's third-choice kit. They will wear a new blue and red design for home matches, and white for most of their away games.

  54. Duo exit Seasiders

    BBC Radio Lancashire: Two players have left Blackpool FC. Chris Eagles and Tom Kennedy's short-term deals have expired

  55. 'Fergie never forgave me' - Kahn


    Former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn thinks Sir Alex Ferguson has never forgiven him for snubbing the chance to join Manchester United.

    Oliver Kahn

    Kahn told German fans' website Fanbookz that he had a "serious offer" from the Red Devils in 1994, but instead opted to join Bayern Munich, with whom he played 14 seasons before retiring in 2008.

    "Alex Ferguson has never forgotten that," Kahn, 45, said. "He still holds that against me to this day."

  56. Newport bring in flanker

    Rugby Union

    Newport Gwent Dragons have signed flanker Nick Crosswell on a "long-term deal". The New Zealander, 28, will join the region in February, reports BBC Wales Sport.

  57. Row over Capello contract


    Russia's Football Union boss Nikolai Tolstykh faces the sack after failing to pay the wages of national team manager Fabio Capello, according to news agency AFP.

    Fabio Capello

    The 68-year-old Italian manager - reportedly the world's highest paid coach on a salary of around £5.3m - signed a new contract with the RFU last year, which covers the 2018 World Cup.

    "I haven't been paid according to my contract for months," Capello told the website

  58. Get involved


    Billy Cox: Friday night January 1988 Mathew St Liverpool. Didn't stop to chat with Michel Platini as I was late for a date.

    Ashley Mulas: Had tickets for United v Man City in community shield 2011 (United fan) overslept missed game :( seen it on tv .

    Tommy Franklin: Getting a Newcastle United season ticket every year.

  59. Blues sign winger

    BBC WM Sport: Birmingham City confirm signing of winger Lloyd Dyer, 32, from Watford until end of the season.

  60. Football

    Liverpool news conference

    Rodgers on the quality of Chelsea:

    "I was at Chelsea when Nemanja Matic came in and he certainly wasn't the player then that he is now. He showed his quality at Benfica and has come back stronger. He is very good. At the top end of the field they have real talent. I love Diego Costa's game. He presses and works and has better feet than people think. Then you've got Hazard and Oscar. So it is a threat. But for us it is about nullifying that threat and bring the qualities of our players into the game.

    "These are the games that excite you and it is an opportunity to win a trophy. If we do that it is an opportunity to bring these players on."

    "Jose Mourinho has proved he is a top class manager over the last decade or so and he has great experience. But once the players cross the line it isn't down to Jose or me, it is down to those on the pitch."

  61. Football

    Liverpool news conference

    Liverpool's Rickie Lambert celebrates

    Rodgers on Rickie Lambert's goal on Saturday against Aston Villa and the celebration:

    "I thought it was brilliant. I know he got booked for it but it was a yellow card worth taking. To score a goal like that as a local boy, the chance to celebrate with your own supporters ... it captured the spirit we have and it was a great moment."

  62. Liverpool news conference


    Rodgers on the two-legged Capital One Cup semi-final:

    "We have spoken about the fact it is a different type of game. You don't need to open up too much. We want to win, but the tie won't be won or lost in the first game. We know we'll have to deal with pressure at moments in the game but the most important thing is to make sure we are in a good position in the second leg."

  63. Liverpool news conference



    Rodgers on forward Divock Origi, who is on loan for the season at Lille: "He will most likely stay at Lille.

    On Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho telling fans not to mock Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard following his slip in a crucial match against the Blues last season:

    "Jose is talking out of respect for a player who is one of the best this league has ever seen. I reiterate that Steven last year was a big part of the reasons why we challenged for the title. His slip didn't lose it, he was a big part of us nearly winning it. He is a strong character and he'll have no problem dealing with it."

  64. Liverpool news conference


    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, speaking ahead of his side's Capital One Cup semi-final against Chelsea on Tuesday:

    "Chelsea are in a really strong position. They have a very experienced squad of players who are playing well. They are five points clear but there is still a long way to go.

    "Our objective is still to win a trophy and qualify for the Champions League. A trophy would help build for the future. Chelsea have showed that once you win a trophy you can go on and sustain it. But the first trophy is always the hardest.

    "We know it will be very tough but to win a competition, you have to beat the best teams. We are developing and improving as the season goes on and we are full of confidence."

  65. Liverpool news conference


    He's here! And Brendan Rodgers begins by explaining the difference between Chelsea this season and last.

    "Chelsea have such an experienced squad of players who have been around the block," he said.

    "They've added to that a world class midfielder in Cesc Fabregas and brought in Diego Costa, who can get you the goals and works his socks off.

    "So it is clear to see the difference those players have made. They are a very strong outfit."

  66. Liverpool news conference



    The stage is set. Just need a manager now. Brendan Rodgers, we are promised, will arrive soon to face the media ahead of Liverpool's Capital One Cup semi-final first leg against Chelsea at Anfield tomorrow. We'll bring you the best of what he says.

  67. Hamburg punished for Ribery incident


    Franck Ribery

    Hamburg SV have been fined 55,000 euros (£42,000) for the actions of a pitch invader who attacked Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery with a scarf in a German Cup game as well as a string of other offences by their fans.

  68. Swapping Cheltenham for the USA


    Cheltenham Town have terminated the contract of Paul Black by mutual consent, with the defender set to move to the United States. The 25-year-old has been restricted to four starts and one substitute appearance for the League Two club and has not played since Paul Buckle became manager in November.

  69. Get involved


    Joe: Trying to chip my free-kick in the student-teacher match on the last day of sixth form. My dad (a teacher) was in the wall.

    David Wiggins: Leaving the 1985 Oxford vs Ipswich game with Oxford 3-0 down. Step up John Aldridge.........I watched the rest on Ceefax.

  70. Baxter targets home European tie

    Rugby Union

    Exeter head coach Rob Baxter says his side must go "flat out" against Bayonne on Saturday to secure a home quarter-final in the European Challenge Cup.

    The Chiefs have already secured their place in the last eight, beating in Ireland on Sunday.

    "A home quarter-final will be a very big occasion for the club," said Baxter.

  71. Sale hooker Jones to join Bristol

    Rugby Union

    Sale Sharks hooker Marc Jones has agreed to join Championship leaders Bristol in the summer on a two-year contract.

    The 27-year-old former Wales Under-20 international has made 158 appearances for the Sharks since his debut in 2005.

  72. Granada appoint former coach


    La Liga strugglers Granada bring back former coach Abel Resino to try to rescue them from relegation for a second time. He replaces the sacked Joaquin Caparros.

  73. Sinclair's Cobblers deal terminated


    Northampton Town have terminated the contract of striker Emile Sinclair, just six months after he signed a two-year deal with the club.

    "He needs to be playing regular football, which he would struggle to do here," Cobblers manager Chris Wilder said.

  74. Casey joins London Irish board

    Rugby Union

    Former London Irish captain Bob Casey will join the Premiership club's board after being named as the Exiles' new operations director.

    Casey made more than 200 appearances for Irish over 10 years before retiring in 2012, and returned as rugby development director in July 2014.

    The 36-year-old will be responsible for rugby and commercial matters.

  75. Get involved


    Fraser Simpson: Giving up my ticket for Man Utd Vs Ipswich in 1995 as I thought it would be a boring game.

    Allen Green: Having a £122k 23 game accumulator come down to just Juventus vs Lecce, a home win, for Lecce to equalise in the 95th min

  76. Eagles and Kennedy leave Blackpool


    Chris Eagles and Tom Kennedy have left Championship strugglers Blackpool at the end of their short-term deals.

    Winger Eagles, 29, scored once in seven appearances, while left-back Kennedy, also 29, played five times during his two-month loan from League One club Rochdale.

  77. Kieswetter injury 'could end career'


    Craig Kieswetter's eye injury could be "career ending", Somerset director of cricket Matthew Maynard has admitted.

    The 27-year-old England wicketkeeper broke his nose and damaged his eye socket and cheekbone when a ball went through his helmet grille while batting against Northants last July.

    Maynard confirmed Kieswetter will travel to Belgium this week for further assessment with a specialist.

    "We're hoping that after he sees the specialist he'll have a method of getting his eye back to 100%," he told BBC Somerset. "The feedback we get from that will be quite instrumental, but potentially it could be career-ending."

  78. Football

    Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti

    Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti: I'll donate my Italia 90 shirt to the Italian football museum as a token of my appreciation.

  79. Leeds owner Cellino fails in appeal


    Re 12:13

    Leeds United respond to Massimo Cellino losing his appeal against the Football League's decision to disqualify him from owning the club:

    "Mr Cellino would like to thank the fans, sponsors and members of the wider footballing community that have given him overwhelming support, not just since the disqualifying order was issued but since he arrived at the club.

    "We are surprised and disappointed by the verdict, however we are continuing to take legal advice.

    "We will release further statements in due course."

  80. Swedes sign ex-Bluebird


    Swedish champions Malmo FF sign Norway international forward Jo Inge Berget, who was released from his contract by Championship club Cardiff City last week.

  81. Mercedes latest

    Formula 1

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport chief F1 writer

    Mercedes to launch 2015 car in Jerez on 1 Feb, first day of first pre-season test. @nico_rosberg to drive that day, @LewisHamilton the next