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Summary

  1. All the latest transfer news
  2. I'd 'probably' cheat again - Lance Armstrong
  3. FA Cup fifth-round draw on BBC One and Radio 5 live from 19:00 GMT
  4. Rochdale v Stoke City (Monday, 20:00 GMT)
  5. Carver to remain Newcastle head coach for rest of the season

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite and Richard Winton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Right, it's time for me to go home but I'm leaving you in the capable hands of the BBC Sport online team.

    You can follow live TV and text coverage of the FA Cup fifth-round drawhere or, if the Africa Cup of Nations is of more interest, we're live texting that here. Don't say we're not good to you...

  2. Scottish rugby 'in good health'

    Rugby Union

    Scottish rugby is in a better shape at all levels than it was when Mark Dodson became chief executive in 2011 - says the man himself.

    Dodson pointed out that the national body's debt, which once stood at around £25m, is now down to "£9m-10m". And he believes that performances by the two professional teams - Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh - as well as the national team are improving.

  3. Nowell 'peaking' for England duty

    Rugby union

    Jack Nowell

    England's Jack Nowellhas hit peak form at the perfect time ahead of the Six Nations, according to Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter.

    The winger, 21, was last week and followed that with a try in his club's on Saturday.

    "Jack is standing out as strong, elusive and of very high quality - he's bang on it at the moment," Baxter told BBC Radio Devon.

  4. FA Cup fourth round

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    Stoke, of course, reached the final of the FA Cup as recently as 2011 when they lost to Manchester City. Manager Mark Hughes has won the competition on four occasions, three times with Manchester United and once with Chelsea.

  5. On this day . . .

    In 1871, the first meeting of the Rugby Football Union was held at the Pall Mall Restaurant near Trafalgar Square. Representatives from 21 clubs and schools were in attendance.

    In 2008, Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist announced his retirement from cricket.

    And one year ago today, Manchester United completed the club record £37.1m signing of Juan Mata.

    Juan Mata
  6. Milanese leaves Orient post

    Football

    Mauro Milanesehas left his post as sporting director at League One side Leyton Orient after just six months in the role.

    The 43-year-old had an eight-game spell as Orient boss earlier this season, but won just two games before reverting to the role of sporting director following the appointment of Fabio Liverani as manager in December.

  7. FA Cup fifth-round draw

    Football

    Jon Stead

    The FA Cup fifth-round draw is fast approaching and will include Bradford City, who produced one of the big upsets in the competition's history when they defeated Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

    Ahead of the balls being plucked from the bowl, Bradford forward Jon Stead says: "Obviously like everyone else we want another big draw. That's the dream. I think for the fans 6,000 tickets were sold out almost instantly for the Chelsea game.

    "So a big side at home would be great for the club because it means that the people who did miss out get to cheer us on at home. Any Premiership team coming to Valley Parade will find it a difficult place to come and play."

  8. Africa Cup of Nations live

    Football

    Monday's games are underway, with Cape Verde facing Zambia and Congo DR playing Tunisia.

    All four teams remain in contention for two quarter-final berths, and Sportsday are not even going to begin trying to explain how it could all shake out. Let's just say they could end up drawing lots.

    We'll leave the details to the estimable Luke Reddy and Andy Cryer and their live text commentary.

  9. FA Cup preview

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Tonight's FA Cup match will be live in 5 live Sport which comes live from Spotland with Darren Fletcher from 19:00 GMT, and begins with the draw for the fifth round.

    Steve Bower is your commentator, with summaries from former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland defender Mark Lawrenson.

  10. Post update

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    I would like to apologise for once again being on your TV screens tonight. I'm on #theoneshow for the FA Cup 5th round draw. #sickofme

    The draw will be simulcast on BBC One's The One Show and 5 live Sport from 19:00 GMT.

  11. Hibs sign keeper Cerny

    Football

    Hibernian have signed former Hamilton Academical goalkeeper Tomas Cerny on a six-month deal.

    The former Czech Republic Under-21 international moves to Easter Road after spells with CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria and Greek side Ergotelis.

    "My wife is Scottish and we were keen to relocate back to Scotland, so when the opportunity came up it ticked all the right boxes," Cerny said.

  12. England quartet under observation

    Rugby Union

    Luther Burrell

    Another little snippet from England's pre-Six Nations training camp...

    Brad Barritt (knee), Kyle Eastmond (shoulder) and Owen Farrell (knee) are having their injuries assessed, while Luther Burrell is expected to return to full training on Friday after suffered a concussion.

  13. England to stage under-17 finals

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    The FA will stage the 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

    The 16-nation tournament will be played at venues across the Midlands, with St George's Park at its heart. Loughborough and Warwick Universities - both training bases during the 2012 London Olympics - will also be involved.

  14. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    We asked what you think of Newcastle's appointment of John Carver as manager until the end of the season...

    Matthew Copeland: Another useless season in the Premier League, time for a change at the top for Magpies.

    Super Hungry: Newcastle bring In Carver a few days before the transfer windows shuts. The next few months are going to be worrying.

  15. Van Praag confirms candidacy

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    As reported a little over an hour ago, Dutch FA president Michael Van Praag has announced he has the requisite five nominations and wants to stand against Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency.

    Conway
  16. FA Cup fifth-round draw

    Football

    Rehearsals for this evening's FA Cup fifth-round draw are underway, with news reaching us that Bradford City were drawn at home to Leicester City. Would fans of either team be happy with that when the real things gets underway? Let us know at #bbcsportsday.

    The draw will be simulcast on BBC One's The One Show and 5 live Sport from 19:00 GMT.

  17. Armstrong - the same, but different

    Road cycling

    Lance Armstrong

    "Look into his eyes and you notice it - a weariness, at times even a sadness. It is then you see the subtle but inevitable toll sport's most spectacular fall from grace has taken."

    BBC sports editor Dan Roan interviewed shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong in Texas last week. Read about his impressions of the man after spending time in his company.

  18. Brayford to take pay cut to rejoin Blades

    Football

    Sheffield United defender John Brayford says he had no problem taking a pay cut to rejoin the club from Cardiff.

  19. Koukash confident over NRL plan

    Rugby League

    Marwan Koukash

    Salford owner Marwan Koukash insists his plan to have an English team competing in an expanded NRL from 2018 is viable.

    The racehorse magnate is proposing the "British Bulldogs" play home games around England and in Dubai.

    The Palestinian said: "I can't see why an English team cannot participate. The distances involved would be greater but the world is a much smaller place nowadays. I have a major airline willing to back it and a hotel group also willing to provide sponsorship and we haven't started to market it yet."

  20. Van Persie unsure about Man Utd future

    Football

    Manchester United forward Robin van Persie says he has no idea whether he will sign a contract extension at Old Trafford. The 31-year-old's contract ends in the summer of 2016.

    "It is not up to me. For the moment I am staying here for 18 months," the Netherlands striker said on Monday. "That is it really. I can't look into the future. I don't know what is going to happen after that. We shall have to wait and see."

  21. Millwall sign Southampton's Hooiveld

    Football

    Millwall sign Southampton defender Jos Hooiveld on loan until the end of the season.

    The 31-year-old Dutchman had a loan spell at Championship side Norwich City earlier this season, making six appearances for the Canaries.

    The former Celtic defender becomes Millwall's sixth signing of the January transfer window.

  22. Post update

    BBC Sport Wales' Dafydd Pritchard tweets: Cardiff City striker Adam Le Fondre has joined fellow Championship side Bolton on loan until the end of the season.

  23. I'd probably do it again - Armstrong

    Road cycling

    Lance Armstrong

    In an exclusive interview with BBC sports editor Dan Roan, shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong has said he believes the time is coming when he should be forgiven for doping and lying. And he said he would probably do it again.

    Armstrong, 43, was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles and banned from sport for life by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) in August 2012.

    "If I was racing in 2015, no, I wouldn't do it again because I don't think you have to," he said. "If you take me back to 1995, when doping was completely pervasive, I would probably do it again."

  24. England call in Croft and Day

    Rugby union

    Tom Croft

    Leicester flanker Tom Croft and Northampton second row Christian Day have been added to the England senior squad as cover for club-mates Geoff Parling and Tom Wood, who were both injured at the weekend.

  25. Former Tour player Spick dies

    Snooker

    World Snooker has announced the death of former Tour player Lee Spick. The sport's governing body said Spick had passed away at the age of 34 after a liver-related illness.

    Spick was on snooker's main tour from 2000 to 2010, twice reaching the final qualifying round for the World Championship.

  26. Strachan okay with move - Maloney

    Football

    Shaun Maloney

    Shaun Maloney also said that he had received assurances from Scotland manager Gordon Strachan that his move to MLS would not jeopardise his international career.

    "I spoke to him pretty early in January and he had no issues," he added. "And I spoke to him again a couple of days before I travelled over and he was very excited for the move. The national team means the world to me so there are no issues about that."

  27. Road Cycling

    Dan Roan

    BBC sports editor

    Lance Armstrong

    Exclusive. Lance Armstrong tells me about life after confession in 1st TV interview since Oprah. Across BBC from 5pm.

  28. Maloney explains 'opportunity of lifetime'

    Football

    Shaun Maloney says he could not turn down the opportunity to move to Chicago Fire. The midfielder completed his move from Championship side Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

    "I think it is an opportunity of a lifetime" said the 32-year old, who revealed that he spoke to Chicago Fire head coach Frank Yallop early in January.

  29. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Your thoughts on John Carver being retained as Newcastle manager for the remainder of the season. Keep them coming in to #bbcsportsday.

    Andrew Priestley: The appointment of John Carver for the rest of the season is really uninspiring. Another slap in the face for Newcastle fans!

    Matthew Skaife: Zero ambition shown again, no money spent on transfers. Why wait so long to stick with Carver? think we could be in trouble!

    James Carson: Ashley not splashing out on a new manager and no incoming transfers? As you were...

  30. Clattenburg in charge for Chelsea-City

    Football

    Mark Clattenburg will referee Saturday's crunch Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

  31. Van Praag in Fifa frame

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    The Dutch FA president Michael van Praag has emerged as another potential candidate for the Fifa presidency.

    BBC Sport understands a Van Praag candidacy is under discussion amongst Uefa executives, led by Michel Platini, this afternoon.

    The European confederation is expected to say more on the matter at a 17:00 GMT media conference.

  32. Wagg stays with Glamorgan

    Cricket

    BBC Wales Sport: All-rounder Graham Wagg has extended his contract with Glamorgan which keeps him at the county until 2017.

  33. Portsmouth board discuss Awford future

    Football

    Andy Awford

    Andy Awford's future as Portsmouth manager will be discussed informally by the hierarchy at Fratton Park, reports BBC Radio Solent. The League Two club were booed off on Saturday after a 2-1 loss to Southend saw them drop to 18th.

  34. Watford's Ikpeazu extends Crewe loan

    Football

    Crewe Alexandra have extended the loan of teenage striker Uche Ikpeazu from Championship side Watford until the end of the season.

    The 19-year-old is in his second spell with Crewe and has scored twice since rejoining the club in November.

  35. PSG target Pereira - reports

    Football

    Andreas Pereira

    The Mail are also reporting that Paris Saint-Germain are keen to sign Manchester United teenager Andreas Pereira, who is out of contract in the summer and has yet at agree a new deal.

  36. Wolfsburg keen on Schurrle deal - reports

    The Daily Mail reports that Wolfsburg delegates are in London hoping to secure a deal for Chelsea midfielder Andre Schurrle.

  37. Arsenal secure Paulista permit

    Football

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    Arsenal have had a work permit granted for Gabriel Paulista and are hoping to confirm the signing of the Villarreal defender in the next 24 hours.

  38. FA Cup preview

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    Rochdale have never been further than the fifth round of the FA Cup. They have reached that stage twice - in 1990 and 2003. This term they are going well and after three wins in a row, Dale are fifth in League One. In 2000 they lost to Stoke in the Football League Trophy as the Potters went on to lift the cup.

  39. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Andrew Price: Jeff Tarango defaulted a game (Wimbledon 1995) argument with the umpire - his wife later slapped the umpire across the face!

    Matt Donnelly: Has to be Ronnie O'Sullivan putting a towel over his head against Mark King then drinking his water from under the towel.

    Richard Wilkinson: Anyone mentioned Fergie's rant after the Scottish Cup Final 1983 yet?

    Ah, I was hoping someone would bring that one up...

  40. Australian Open

    Tennis

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Nick Kyrgios

    "He asked on Twitter whether there was 'anything happening tonight in Melbourne' and reportedly ended up at a stranger's house playing video games and eating pizza."

    Nick Kyrgios, who will face Andy Murray in the last eight tomorrow, sounds like an interesting sort.

    You can listen to live commentary on sports extra tomorrow at around 08:15 GMT

  41. Carver to take charge for rest of season

    Football

    John Carver

    Newcastle United confirm in an official statement that John Carver will take the role of head coach until the end of the season.

    Carver, 50, said: "I am confident that we can deliver exciting successful football and look forward with relish to my role as head coach of this great football club."

    What do you think of the news Magpies fans? Let us know using #bbcsportsday

  42. Post update

    Dan Roan

    BBC sports editor

    Major exclusive interview coming up across @BBCSport & @BBCNews from 1700 GMT

  43. Bury pitch has failed, says Flitcroft

    Football

    JD Stadium

    Bury manager David Flitcroft says the reason for the poor playing surface at the JD Stadium is that the pitch has "failed".

    The Shakers spent a reported £150,000 on relaying the surface last summer but it has badly cut up in recent weeks.

    "It's deteriorated, failed, collapsed - whatever you want to say, and results haven't been right," Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester following Saturday's home win over Carlisle. "I'm as guilty as anyone to try and play the beautiful game on that."

  44. Nigel Clough interview

    Sheffield United v Tottenham (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

    BBC Sheffield have an interview with Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough ahead of Wednesday's League Cup semi-final with Tottenham at Bramall Lane and he says: "Ryan Flynn is the only doubt with his Achilles."

    Asked about tactical alterations for the second leg, with his team trailing 1-0, he adds: "We do consider them, it's a different game now. We tried to squeeze Jose Baxter in at Spurs and just couldn't quite do it with the balance. He was very good on Saturday as skipper and if anybody is going to come in it will be him."

  45. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Ian Woolway: Mikhail Youzhny repeatedly whacking himself on the head with his racket sending blood streaming down his face.

    Richard Todd: Step forward Ricky Ponting when he was run out by sub fielder Gary Pratt during England Ashes triumph summer 2005.

    JP Foley: Nelson Piquet punching & kicking Eliseo Salazar after a crash during the 1982 German GP. Salazar kept his helmet on!

  46. McKibbin makes London Irish switch

    Rugby Union

    London Irish's recruitment for next season has continued with the signing of Brendan McKibbin from the Sydney-based Waratahs.

    The 29-year-old scrum-half has made 59 appearances for the Super Rugby champions, coming on as a replacement in last year's final.

    "Brendan is a top-class player and a real leader on and off the field," said London Irish director Bob Casey.

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  48. We need more goals - Van Persie

    Football

    More from Robin van Persie's interview with the BBC's Simon Stone and the Dutchman concedes the team have not scored enough goals this term, admitting he has not been prolific enough himself.

    The 31-year-old, who has not found the net this year, backs compatriot Louis van Gaal to get things right at Old Trafford but adds he does not know if his own contract, which expires in 2016, will be extended.

  49. FA Cup win vital - Van Persie

    Football

    Robin van Persie in the thick of the action at Cambridge

    BBC Sport's Simon Stone has spoken to Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, who says it is "vital" the club win the FA Cup this season.

    Van Persie, a late substitute in the goalless fourth round draw at Cambridge on Friday, said the mood at Old Trafford lifted when Chelsea and Manchester City were knocked out on Saturday.

  50. Baggies set to miss out on Ameobi - reports

    The Express and Star report that West Brom could miss out on former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi, despite agreeing a deal in principle. Crystal Palace are thought to have offered the 33-year-old better terms.

  51. Hartley disappointed by sin-binning

    Rugby Union

    Northampton and England hooker Dylan Hartley has admitted his frustration after being sin-binned despite trying hard to avoid controversy in the weekend game against Racing Metro.

    The 28-year-old, who returned from a three-week ban for elbowing last week, was shown a yellow card for tackling on the ground. "I thought I did everything I could going into this game. I knew the spotlight would be on me," he told BBC Radio Northampton.

    "I just saw a player run over me, I put my hands up and I tackled him. The next thing I know, I'm in the sin-bin."

  52. Wigan sign Herd on loan

    Football

    Chris Herd

    Wigan Athletic have signed Aston Villa midfielder Chris Herd on loan until the end of the season.

    The 25-year-old Australia international played three games while on loan at Bolton earlier this campaign but has not featured for Villa since December 2013.

    "He's a player I've looked at a lot over a period of time," said Wigan boss Malky Mackay.

  53. FA Cup preview

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    The remaining FA fourth round tie takes place at Spotland tonight as Rochdale take on Stoke, the first time the teams have met in the famous old competition.

    There have been nine meetings between them in total, Stoke winning five, losing two and drawing two, but on their most recent visit in 2007 the Potters were defeated on penalties after the League Cup game finished 2-2 after extra time.

  54. Get involved

    Your memorable sporting tantrums. Please keep them coming in to #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or use the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Shaun, Hertford: Best tantrum - Keegan's "love it" rant against (more) Fergie mind games during 95-96 season. Hilarious. And we all know what happened next...

    Brandon, Bradford: When Di Canio sat on the floor for West Ham v Bradford and refused to move! Favourite sporting tantrum by far.

  55. FA Cup replays

    BBC Cambs Sport: Cambridge's tie has been selected for television which will net the U's a further £72,000 (in addition to 42.5% of the gate receipts).

  56. FA Cup replays

    FA Cup replay details for you. Manchester United against Cambridge has now been confirmed for Tuesday, 3 February on BT Sport, with Bolton against Liverpool to be screened live on the BBC the following day.

  57. Carver set to stay as Newcastle boss

    John Carver will be confirmed as head coach of Newcastle United until the end of the season, later today.

    Alan Pardew's former assistant manager will take charge of the team for the final 16 games of the Premier League season, with the club now set to wait until the summer to find a permanent successor for Pardew.

  58. New Lotus E23 hybrid revealed

    Formula 1

    Lotus E23 hybrid

    Lotus reveal their new E23 hybrid and include a hashtag #GottaKissMyselfImSoPretty

    What do you think about that?

  59. Wasps sign All Blacks winger Halai

    Rugby Union

    Frank Halai

    New Zealand winger Frank Halai will join Premiership side Wasps next season. The 26-year-old, who is nicknamed 'Frank the Tank' in his native country, has one cap for the All Blacks.

    "Frank is incredibly strong and powerful, with great pace," said Wasps director of rugby Dai Young. "Being able to attract players of Frank's calibre, in their prime, is a reflection of the upward curve the club is following."

  60. Post update

    "John Carver set to remain in caretaker charge of NUFC until end of season," tweets the Daily Mail's north east football correspondent Craig Hope.

  61. Man Utd retain ticket prices for Cambridge replay

    Action from the first match between Cambridge and Manchester United

    BBC Sport's Simon Stone reports that Manchester United will be charging normal league prices for the FA Cup fourth-round replay with Cambridge United.

    "Despite boasting the biggest capacity in the country, United are confident of attracting a sizeable crowd for their first home cup tie of any description this season," he says.

    "It means season ticket holders will pay between £28 and £50, with a total of 11,500 concessionary season ticket holders paying either a flat £10 for juniors or a maximum of £20 for seniors.

    "Cambridge have been given 9,000 tickets for only the second trip to Old Trafford in their entire history."

  62. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    We asked you to vote on your favourite FA Cup goal from the weekend and the winner is Carles Gill's sumptuous strike for Aston Villa against Bournemouth on Sunday. The Spaniard attracted 30% of the vote, followed by Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky with 28% and Jon Stead of Bradford with 24%.

  63. Madrid sign Brazilian midfielder

    Football

    Lucas Silva

    Real Madrid have signed midfielder Lucas Silva from Brazilian club Cruzeiro on a long-term contract for a reported fee of £9.7m.

    The Brazil under-21 international has signed a contract keeping him with the European champions until June 2020.

  64. Women's Super League fixtures out

    Football

    Champions Liverpool Ladies will host newcomers Sunderland in the opening game of the Women's Super League 2015.

    The Reds retained their title by finishing above Chelsea on goal difference, while the Lady Black Cats finished top of the second tier by two points to secure promotion. They will meet on Wednesday, 25 March, with the remaining opening round of WSL fixtures scheduled through the week.

  65. Cup win gives Blackburn boost

    Football

    Amid the FA Cup chaos at Stamford Bridge and the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, it was easy to miss that Championship side Blackburn Rovers caused a fourth-round upset of their own by beating nine-man Swansea 3-1 at Ewood Park.

    Manager Gary Bowyer told BBC Radio Lancashire: "It should fill them with confidence as they've gone and matched themselves against a top-quality Premier League side, and we're delighted we're through."

  66. Bath relish Leinster challenge

    Rugby Union

    Bath v Glasgow

    Bath will "embrace" the challenge of facing three-time winners Leinster in the European Champions Cup quarter-finals, says coach Toby Booth.

    The West Country club beat Glasgow on Sunday to join Premiership rivals Saracens, Wasps and Northampton in the knock-out stages.

    Booth told BBC Somerset: "They'll be very committed at home and very confident, but if we want to become the team we want to be, we need to challenge ourselves against the best."

  67. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    We've been asking for your favourite sporting tantrum...

    Alan Temple: Anything involving Antonio Cassano is usually a winner.

    Euan Broderick: No mention for John McEnroe yet? You cannot be serious!

    Chris Armitage: Best tantrum has to be George Brett, 1983, The Pine Tar Incident. Absolutely epic meltdown!

    We had to look that one up, Chris, but it is a belter...

  68. Smith 'would have slapped' interviewer

    Football

    England captain Kelly Smith she would have "slapped" the on-court interviewer who asked Eugenie Bouchard to twirl after her win in the Australian Open last week.

    After describing the described as "arrogance or stupidity", Smith said: "If I was [asked by an interviewer to twirl] I would probably have slapped him around the face or something. It was an insult to women's sport."

  69. Post update

    Idris Elba

    Luther actor Idis Elba tweets: Just getting a masterclass from F1 legend Martin Brundle at Spa racetrack.

  70. Derbyshire re-sign batsman Guptill

    Cricket

    Derbyshire have re-signed batsman Martin Guptill as their overseas player for the early part of the 2015 season.

    The 28-year-old New Zealander played for the club in the 2011 and 2012 seasons and will return for the opening six Championship matches and first three T20 Blast fixtures of next term.

  71. Scunthorpe sign goalkeeper Anyon

    Football

    Scunthorpe United have signed goalkeeper Joe Anyon on a deal until the end of the season. The 28-year-old, who was linked with the Iron's League One rivals Crewe last week, was a free agent after leaving Shrewsbury at the end of last season.

  72. Get involved

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  73. Post update

    Shane Long

    Southampton striker Shane Long: Thanks for all the tweets guys. Feeling a lot better today and am on the mend. Here's to a speedy recovery.

    The Irishman is likely to be out of action for several weeks aftersuffering a suspected broken ribin his side's 3-2 FA Cup defeat by Crystal Palace.

  74. Belated birthday wishes

    It has just been pointed out to Sportsday that it's also Brendan Rodgers' birthday today, with the Liverpool manager turning 42.

    Apologies to the Northern Irishman. We can assure everyone that the person responsible for the oversight is currently packing their belongings into a cardboard box and handing back their security pass.

  75. Riquelme retires

    Football

    Juan Roman Riquelme

    The retirement of Juan Roman Riquelme gives us the chance to reprise this observation by his compatriot, former Real Madrid player and general manager Jorge Valdano...

    "If we have to travel from point A to point B, everyone would take the six-lane highway and get there as quickly as possible. Everyone, except Riquelme. He would would choose the winding mountain road, that takes six hours, but that fills your eyes with scenes of beautiful landscapes."

  76. Australian Open

    Tennis

    Top seed Novak Djokovic has completed the quarter-final line-up with a comfortable 6-4, 7-5, 7-5 victory over Gilles Muller. The Serb will meet Canada's Milos Raonic in the last eight. Get all the reaction here.

  77. Get involved

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    Right, the vote for your favourite FA Cup goal of the weekend is now closed. Results coming up shortly...

  78. Riquelme retires

    Football

    Juan Roman Riquelme

    Former Argentina playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme has announced his retirement.

    The 36-year-old played in Spain for Villarreal and Barcelona before returning to his homeland with Boca Juniors in 2008. He made 51 appearances for his country, scoring 17 goals.

    "It's a special day for me," Riquelme said. "Because I have decided to no longer play football."

  79. Street to leave England role

    Chief rugby correspondent of the Times, Owen Slot, tweets: "By mutual consent", a World Cup-winning coach leaves on the eve of the Six Nations. Of course he does...

    Slot was reacting to the news that England Women's head coach Gary Street will part company at the end of this year's Six Nations

  80. 'You've got to treat players like kids'

    Ben Foster

    "You've got to treat football players like kids sometimes," says West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster, explaining why he is enjoying Tony Pulis' approach since taking charge at the Hawthorns.

    "It is brutal, but I love it. I think it's fantastic," he said. "Nobody really gets away with anything now."

  81. Christie savours European title

    Speed Skating

    Elise Christie

    British speed skater Elise Christie: Thank you everybody!!! Can't believe I'm European champion!!!!!!

    Christie became the European Short Track Speed Skating champion for the first time on Sunday after winning the 500m and 1500m and finishing second in the 3000m super final.

  82. 'Boom Boom' signs Northants deal

    Cricket

    Northants have signed Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi for their first six matches in this summer's T20 Blast competition.

    The 34-year-old holds the record of 342 for the most sixes in the history of one-day internationals.

    "He doesn't need a big introduction. He is one of the top one-day cricketers of the last decade," Northants coach David Ripley told BBC Radio Northampton.

  83. Australian Open

    Tennis

    Novak Djokovic leads Gilles Muller by two sets at the Australian Open. Follow our live text commentary with Aimee Lewis...

  84. FA Cup fifth round draw

    BBC MOTD2 presenter Mark Chapman: Forgotten to pack 'smart' shoes so might be doing tonight's Cup draw in just my socks. Not 'just my socks' obviously. I will have a suit on.

    The FA Cup fifth-round draw will be on BBC One and Radio 5 live from 19:00 GMT

  85. On this day . . .

    Henry Cotton

    In 1907, golfer Henry Cotton was born. He was the last Briton before Nick Faldo to win the Open Championship three times, and was awarded a knighthood a few days before he died in 1987.

  86. Happy birthday

    Jose Mourinho

    Losing a two-goal lead at home to Bradford in the fourth round of the FA Cup is not conducive to enjoyable birthday celebrations but let's hope Chelsea's exit from the competition on Saturday does not spoil Jose Mourinho's 52nd birthday too much.

    Also blowing out the candles today are former ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky (54), Olympic gold-medal winning rower Heather Stanning (30) and cyclist Peter Sagan (25).

  87. Street to leave after Six Nations

    Rugby Union

    The Rugby Football Union and the England Women's head coach Gary Street, who guided the team to victory at last year's World Cup, have agreed to part company by mutual consent at the end of this year's Six Nations.

  88. Favourite FA Cup goal of the weekend vote

    There is an hour left for you to vote in our best FA Cup goal of the weekend vote on the right side of your screen. You can refresh your memories of the options by visiting our best of the goals compilation, available in the highlights tab at the top of your screen.

  89. Get involved

    Your memorable sporting tantrums. Please keep them coming in to #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or use the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Thomas in Suffolk: Anyone remember in the 2001 British Lions tour, during the friendly against New South Wales Waratahs, when Duncan McRae lost his rag and did a one-man beat-down on Ronan O'Gara. Couldn't believe what I was seeing.

    Jon in Stockport: Best tantrum ever was Rafa Benitez's list of 'FACTS'. Fergie's mind games had him rattled...and that's a FACT!

  90. Valencia attempt to secure starlets

    Football

    Paco Alcacer

    Paco Alcacer and Jose Gaya have been offered news contracts by Valencia to head off interest from the Premier League.

    Spain international striker Alcacer, 21, is close to signing a five-year extension that will raise his buy-out clause from euro 15m (£11m) to euro 59m (£44m), while 19-year-old left-back Gaya is also in talks over new terms.

  91. 'Red or Dead'

    Football

    Standard Liege 'Red or Dead' banner
    Image caption: The BBC has chosen not to show the full banner which depicted a man in a mask holding a sword and a cartoon of Steven Defour's severed head with the words 'Red or Dead'

    We've all seen an angry fella brandishing a bit of A4 paper with a message scrawled on it, or even another waving an old bedsheet around, but some Standard Liege fans took football banners to a whole new level to greet the return of former player Steven Defour on Sunday.

    A banner showing his decapitated head alongside the words 'Red or Dead' greeted the Belgian midfielder, who left Standard for Porto in 2011 before signing for Anderlecht in August of last year.

    The 26-year-old Belgium international was sent off in the second half of the game and Anderlecht were beaten 2-0.

    Bart Lagae, of Flemish newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, explains why he has become such a figure of hate.

  92. Golf world rankings

    Bill Haas with the Humana Challenge trophy

    Bill Haas moves up to 23rd in the world golf rankings after securing his sixth PGA Tour win on Sunday. Former world number one Tiger Woods is now 47th on the list.

  93. Money mulls over Cambridge injuries

    And rounding off surely an unprecedented Cambridge Sportsday triple decker, there is an interview with manager Richard Money on his team's injury situation as they prepare to face Dagenham & Redbridge tomorrow and Manchester United at Old Trafford the following week.

  94. Feeling flush

    Football

    Cambridge will spend their FA Cup windfall sprucing up the toilets, added chairman Doggett.

    "Hopefully we can get the stadium done and start putting in some proper toilets," he told the Sunday Mirror.

  95. Cambridge hopes for schools leniency

    Football

    Cambridge United chairman Dave Doggett is hoping local schools will show some leeway to pupils when they play their FA Cup replay against Manchester United at Old Trafford next week.

    The U's have been given an initial allocation of 9,000 seats and Doggett told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "It's a shame it's a school night isn't it?

    "I'm just hoping someone from the education department might be listening and may be a bit lenient and let them leave school early and get in late the next day. It's a once in a lifetime experience, it would be a great gesture."

  96. Gilardino returns to Fiorentina

    Football

    Alberto Gilardino

    Italian World Cup winner Alberto Gilardino has returned to Fiorentina on loan from Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande.

    The 32-year-old striker moved to China from Genoa in the summer, having scored 59 goals in 143 appearances for the Florence club between 2008 to 2012.

  97. Saracens hit by Fraser injury blow

    Rugby Union

    More on Saracens loose forward Will Fraser, who will miss the rest of the season after opting to have surgery on a long-standing back problem.

    "It's obviously disappointing but it's in everybody's interest to sort out these issues once and for all," Sarries director of rugby Mark McCall said.

    "Will has plenty of great rugby in him - for club and country."

  98. Get involved

    Your favourite sporting tantrums. Please keep them coming in to #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or use the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Ken Grime: Got to be Derby's Francis Lee (5'8") trying to fight Leeds' Norman Hunter (6'4") after both had been sent off

    JP Foley: Ayrton Senna punching Eddie Irvine after the 1993 Japanese GP because Eddie unlapped himself.

    Charles Lawrence: Has to be Pablo Di Canio vs Bradford in 2000. Two penalty appeals and demands to be subbed! Still won

  99. Korea into Asian Cup final

    Football

    South Korea 2-0 Iraq

    South Korea, captained by Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng,have just confirmed their place in the final of the Asian Cup after beating Iraq 2-0 in Sydney.

    Lee Jeong-Hyeop and Kim Young-Gwon scored the goals that earned the Korean's a place in Saturday's showpiece for the first time since 1988 against either Australia or United Arab Emirates.

  100. Blackpool collapse 'embarrassing', says Clark

    Football

    Spare a thought for the Blackpool supporters who made the 440-mile round trip to Watford on Saturday. The Championship's bottom club led 2-0 at half-time at Vicarage Road. A first away win of the season on the cards? Not quite. The Seasiders capitulated after the break and ended up losing 7-2.

    "At 10 to four, it was looking fantastic. At 10 to five, it was embarrassing," manager Lee Clark told BBC Radio Lancashire. "That is quite simply the easiest way to put it."

  101. Sportsday highlights

    In the highlights tab at the top of your screen there are all manner of FA Cup related morsels for your delectation. We have our best of the weekend's goals segment, an interview with triumphant Bradford goalkeeper Ben Williams describing how Jose Mourinho came into the visiting dressing room after Saturday's match and highlights of Bristol City-West Ham and Brighton-Arsenal.

  102. Casting aside his demons

    Diving

    Tom Daley

    At Sportsday, we're fond of a punt and so, too, is diver Tom Daley.

    The 20-year-old told BBC Sport he has dropped his "demon dive" in favour of an effort that no-one has ever attempted in competition - comprising 3.5 somersaults with one twist - in a bid to win Olympic gold in 2016.

  103. Cardiff consider Huth bid

    BBC Wales Sport: Cardiff are expected to enquire about signing former Germany international centre-back Robert Huth from Stoke.

  104. Favourite FA Cup goal of the weekend vote

    For the next two hours we have a vote on your favourite FA Cup goal of the weekend. The options will appear on the right-hand side of the screen and all are included in our best of the goals round-up on the website now. Terms and conditions for the vote can be found here.

  105. Lansdown 'proud' despite FA Cup exit

    Football

    Owner Steve Lansdown says Bristol City "can hold their heads high" after their FA Cup fourth round defeat by West Ham on Sunday.

    The League One club held on until the 81st minute against the Premier League side before Diafra Sakho headed in a late winner at a sold-out Ashton Gate.

    "I think Bristol City can be proud. I certainly am, anyway," Lansdown told BBC Radio Bristol. "You work so hard to get to these points, you've got to enjoy them."

  106. Burgstaller leaves Bluebirds

    Austria midfielder Guido Burgstaller has left Cardiff by mutual consent. He is the eighth player to depart since manager Russell Slade replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

  107. Joyce set for Yorkshire switch

    Rugby Union

    Another union line and Bristol lock Joe Joyce will join Yorkshire Carnegie on a dual-registration agreement for the remainder of the campaign.

  108. Fraser out for season

    Rugby Union

    Will Fraser will undergo an operation on Tuesday to resolve a long-standing back problem. The Saracens loose forward, 25, was widely tipped for England selection in recent months but will now miss the rest of the season.

  109. Brendan Rodgers news conference

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    Brendan Rodgers

    At #LFC, Rodgers says "It's been a difficult period for @FinallyMario but he wants to fight for an opportunity here."

  110. Get involved

    Your favourite sporting tantrums. Please keep them coming in to #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or use the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Dale in Cardiff: Barton trying to fight Man City's whole team after elbowing Tevez - madness!

  111. Australian Open

    Tennis

    While we're on tennis, don't forget that you can follow BBC Sport's live text commentary today.

    The final last-16 tie in the men's competition between Novak Djokovic and Gilles Muller is coming up, with Venus Williams having just completed a three-set win over Agnieszka Radwanska.

  112. Murray plays the villain

    Tennis

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Andy Murray is used to being supported by a partisan crowd, albeit it would be a stretch to describe the spectators as Wimbledon as intimidating.

    But on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday morning (08:15 GMT), the Scot will be the villain when he faces home hope Nick Kyrgios in the Australian Open quarter-finals.

    BBC Sport's Piers Newbery sets the scene from Melbourne...

    There will be live radio commentary on 5 live Sports Extra and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  113. From Cambridge to Congo

    Football

    Claude LeRoy

    Did you know that Claude LeRoy, who has led Congo to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations, once managed Cambridge?

    The 66-year-old Frenchman has managed five different African national teams since first taking charge of Cameroon in 1985, coaching at eight Cups of Nations and reaching the quarter-finals on seven occasions, winning the trophy once.

    Steve Crossman of BBC World Service caught up with a remarkable old fella...

  114. Hughes facing lengthy lay-off

    Cambridge have to come back down to earth after Friday's draw with Manchester United and return to League Two action against Dagenham & Redbridge tomorrow.

    Some injury news from our friends at BBC Cambs Sport Liam Hughes picked up suspected ankle ligament damage on Friday night and could be sidelined for around a month. Tom Champion is "sore" following the United match, but should be fit to feature tomorrow. Jordan Chiedozie, son of former Tottenham winger John, has a knee problem.

  115. Cantona: 11 steps to becoming an icon

    Football

    Eric Cantona

    One man who was no stranger to throwing his toys out of the pram was Eric Cantona.

    Sunday marked the 20th anniversary of the former Manchester United forward's most infamous moment, when he launched himself kung-fu style into a Crystal Palace supporter. And, to mark the anniversary, BBC Sport's Ben Smith looked at the 11 steps which made the Frenchman an icon.

  116. Brendan Rodgers news conference

    Chelsea v Liverpool (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    On out-of-favour Mario Balotelli's future: "I've seen some snippets that that is it for him here but that is not the case."

  117. Brendan Rodgers news conference

    Chelsea v Liverpool (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    On whether Chelsea have lost their invincibility: "They had a difficult result at the weekend but it doesn't mean they're not a dangerous team and an outstanding team. We know it will be a tough game but we are certainly going in with no fear and our strength is in attack.

    "There will be great motivation for them to go out there with a Wembley final at stake but I'm sure there will be a wee bit of trepidation."

  118. Brendan Rodgers news conference

    Chelsea v Liverpool (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    On the chances of Daniel Sturridge returning against Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final tomorrow: "We'll see how it is today. He trained very, very well yesterday that was as comfortable as he's looked, he looked back to normal. We won't risk it that's for sure, he's been out for a long time and we need to make sure he's ready."

  119. Brendan Rodgers news conference

    Chelsea v Liverpool (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Rodgers rules out a move for Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan and other signings in the remaining week of the transfer window: "I don't think so no. Unless something dramatic happens we'll be as we are."

  120. European back pages

    l'equipe

    French sports daily L'Equipe focuses on Lyon's 2-0 win over Metz on Sunday in Ligue 1.

  121. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Philippe Mexes

    We're always piously told that it's "not the kind of thing we want to see" but who didn't enjoy the pictures of AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes taking a massive huff during his side's 3-1 defeat at Lazio on Saturday?

    The Frenchman had Stefano Mauri by the throat then, after being hauled away, attempted to head-butt the Lazio captain before grabbing him from behind. Magnificent scenes.

    But it got us thinking... what is your favourite sporting tantrum?

    Let us know via #bbcsportsday, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook.

  122. FA Cup fever

    Cambridge Utd's training ground entrance

    BBC Cambs Sport: Here's how big the FA Cup has been for Cambridge Utd. Even the horses at their training ground have got on board...

  123. Gattuso open to Rangers return

    Former Rangers midfielder Gennaro Gattuso insists he would love to return to Ibrox as boss - but only once the club's boardroom battle has been settled.

    "We can speak but the problem now is that there is not one chairman but five people in control of the club. It's difficult," said the 37-year-old, who played for Rangers in the 1997-98 season.

  124. European back pages

    Gazzetta

    Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport goes with a split front page, contrasting the fortunes of Juventus, who moved seven points clear at the top of Serie A with a 2-0 win over Chievo, and Roberto Mancini's Inter, who were beaten 1-0 at home by Torino.

  125. Birdies and Bighorn Sheep

    Golf

    A Bighorn Sheep at the Palmer course in La Quinta

    The dramatic Palmer course features spectacular tee shots over lakes and par threes nestling beneath mountains. There was an added obstacle for the players during the final round when a Bighorn Sheep drifted across the 17th tee.

  126. Haas triumphs in the desert on PGA Tour

    Golf

    The Palmer course at La Quinta

    American Bill Haas won the PGA Tour's Humana Challenge by one shot at the stunning Palmer course at La Quinta in the California desert (the fifth hole is pictured here), carding a 67 to finish at 22-under-par for his sixth PGA Tour victory.

  127. Stamford Bridge souvenirs

    Bradford City goalkeeper Ben Williams tells BBC Leeds of the legendary FA Cup win at Stamford Bridge: "I got Petr Cech's shirt at full time... he didn't ask for mine."

  128. European back pages

    Marca

    Spanish daily Marca are reporting that Real Madrid are interested in Aymeric Laporte, Athletic Bilbao's 20-year-old French international defender.

  129. Australia-India washed out in Sydney

    Cricket

    Australia's triangular series match with India at the Sydney Cricket Ground is abandoned because of rain with India on 69-2. The means Friday's match between England and India in Perth, which will of course be live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, will decide who meets the Australians in the final on Sunday.

  130. Briton Inglot triumphs down under

    Tennis

    It's not just the FA Cup that produces shocks, Britain's Dom Inglot and Romanian Florin Mergea caused a major upset in the Australian Open doubles with victory over the Bryan brothers.

    Dom Inglot

    Inglot and Mergea recovered from 4-1 down in the first set to win 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals. It is the first time Inglot has enjoyed a win over Bob and Mike Bryan, winners of 16 Grand Slam titles.

    "It's a big boost," said the 28-year-old Londoner, who is through to his third Grand Slam quarter-final. "This is the kind of place you want to do it, on a big court like Hisense Arena. The crowd was fantastic."

  131. Phil McNulty's FA Cup review

    On a weekend of such bizarre results, a wise old head is needed to dissect the news and evaluate the state of play. Fortunately for you, BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty is on hand with his take on a remarkable FA Cup weekend.

  132. UK back pages

    The Daily Telegraph
    Image caption: The Daily Telegraph's sports supplement on Monday

    The Daily Telegraph buck the trend and go with rugby for their lead story, with Owen Farrell a doubt for the opening Six Nations match with Wales on 6 February after injuring a knee in Saracens' 18-6 Champions Cup defeat by Clermont Auvergne and leaving the Stade Marcel Michelin on crutches with his left knee in a brace.

  133. Liverpool eye summer move for Milner

    Meanwhile, ESPN are reporting that Liverpool are increasingly confident they will sign Manchester City's England international James Milner in the summer.

  134. West Ham hopeful of Fletcher deal

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    Darren Fletcher

    "West Ham are cautiously optimistic that Darren Fletcher will sign for them in the coming days, with the midfielder currently negotiating his release from the final six months of his Manchester United contract. The 30-year-old Scotsman has also attracted interest from West Brom and Spanish club Valencia.

    "The Hammers have, however, offered Fletcher the most attractive package but any move will not be completed until the player reaches an agreement on any potential payoff from United. Once that issue is resolved Fletcher will be clear to move, pending a medical. The player has fought a battle with ulcerative colitis in recent years."

  135. UK back pages

    Daily Star
    Image caption: The Daily Star's backpage on Monday

    Manchester City have not won in four matches without Yaya Toure, who is away at the Africa Cup of Nations, and the Daily Star claim City aim to jet Toure and new £28m signing Wilfried Bony back to Manchester on Thursday if results go against their nation and hope they can play in the crunch Premier League encounter with Chelsea on Saturday.

  136. UK back pages

    Daily Mirror
    Image caption: The Daily Mirro's backpage on Monday

    In the Daily Mirror, Bradford boss Phil Parkinson hopes for Manchester United when the draw for the FA Cup fifth round is made live on BBC One and Radio 5 live from 19:00 GMT this evening.

  137. Beattie called up by Scots

    Rugby Union

    Castres number eight Johnnie Beattie has been added to Vern Cotter's Scotland squad ahead of next month's Six Nations kick-off in Paris.

  138. UK back pages

    The Sun
    Image caption: The Sun's backpage on Monday

    The Sun (subscription required) headline labels Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini an "airhead" after the team flew in from a break in Dubai only the night before their FA Cup defeat against Boro. In an interview with a top conditioning expert, the Chilean is labelled an "amateur."

  139. Australia v India hit by rain

    Cricket

    The beautiful Sydney Cricket Ground is covered on a grey Australia Day

    It's Australia Day of course, but the weather has not been kind at the beautiful Sydney Cricket Ground, where it is the sixth match of the triangular series which also features England. The match has been reduced to 44 overs per side and with India on 69-2 it is raining again.

  140. BBC Sport Gossip Column

    Read about more transfer speculation in today's BBC Sport Gossip Column, with Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets set for contract talks amid interest from Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United.

  141. Cuadrado keen to seal Chelsea move

    Meanwhile the Daily Star report that Fiorentina's Colombia international winger Juan Cuadrado, 26, has told the club he wants to join Chelsea before the close of the winter transfer window.

  142. Serena safely through to last eight

    Tennis

    Serena Williams during her win against Garbine Muguruza

    Now down in Melbourne, top seed Serena Williams avoided another Grand Slam defeat by Spain's Garbine Muguruza as she fought back to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals in Melbourne. The American world number one, 33, who lost to Muguruza at last year's French Open, came through 2-6 6-3 6-2.

    Williams was in danger of another defeat by Muguruza as the Spaniard attacked her second serve mercilessly in the early stages. The Spaniard then had six chances to break in a game of eight deuces at 1-1 in the decider but Williams clung on, despite a mid-game coughing fit.

    "I think I caught that bug," said the American. "I've just been sick. I've been fighting it with vitamin C and all kinds of stuff. But I just have a really bad cough."

  143. Pulis keen to bolster Baggies squad

    The transfer window has another week to run and the Birmingham Mail report this morning that West Brom boss Tony Pulis is still trying to recruit four players before next Monday's deadline.

  144. FA Cup draw

    Before that match we will have the draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup, which will be a simulcast on BBC One's The One Show and 5 live Sport from 19:00 GMT.

  145. FA Cup tonight

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    There is one more match left of course, and there is the chance of another upset as League One Rochdale take on Premier League stalwarts Stoke at Spotland. You can listen to the match live on BBC Radio 5 live Sport tonight, which begins at 19:00 GMT.

  146. Post update

    Bradford celebrate their famous victory at Chelsea

    Hello and welcome along to the start of another week of Sportsday. What a weekend of shocks it was in the FA Cup, Bradford winning at Chelsea, Boro stunning Manchester City at the Etihad...and Villa scoring two goals to beat Bournemouth.