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Summary

  1. 18:21 GMT - McManaman to complete West Brom move
  2. 18:14 - Sissoko wants to be 'at one of the biggest clubs in England'
  3. 16:59 - Newcastle close to Alli deal
  4. 16:38 - Yanga-Mbiwa makes Roma move
  5. 16:05 - Everton confirm Eto'o exit

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Richard Winton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Right, I've got an appointment with a microwave meal for one...

    Sportsday will be back tomorrow at 08:00 GMT but, in the meantime, why not have a browse around the BBC Sport website?

    We've live text commentaries ongoing on the League Cup semi-final second leg between Chelsea and Liverpool and today's group games in the Africa Cup of Nations. Enjoy

  2. Warwickshire post healthy profit

    Cricket

    Warwickshire have recorded a £230,000 profit for 2014, the season in which they won the domestic Twenty20 competition for the first time.

    Playing for the first time as the Birmingham Bears, they won the T20 Blast on a finals day staged at the their Edgbaston home.

  3. England to miss sevens seven

    Rugby Union

    England win rugby world cup

    England's World Cup-winning captain Katy Mclean - along with fellow World Cup winners Danielle Waterman, Natasha Brennan, Claire Allan, Rachael Burford, Natasha Hunt and Marlie Packer - will miss at least the start of the Women's Six Nations.

    The players are part of a 14-woman England Sevens squad named for the second round of the Sevens World Series in Sao Paulo on 7-8 February.

  4. Lionhearts name team for Casablanca clash

    Boxing

    The British Lionhearts have named four Commonwealth Games medallists to face the Morocco Atlas Lions in the World Series of Boxing in Casablanca on Friday.

    It is the same team that defeated the China Dragons 3-2 in the opening match of the season and includes Antony Fowler (middleweight), Qais Ashfaq (bantamweight), Sam Maxwell (light-welterweight) and Ashley Williams (light-flyweight) along with Romanian heavyweight, Ionut-Mirel Jitaru.

  5. On this day

    Jim Thorpe

    In 1913, American athlete Jim Thorpe was stripped of his pentathlon and decathlon gold medals from the 1912 Stockholm Olympics after it was discovered he had been paid for playing baseball a couple of years earlier.

  6. Cobblers make double signing

    Football

    Northampton Town have signed Portsmouth midfielder Ricky Holmes, 27, on a free transfer after a loan spell at Sixfields.

    He has agreed a two-and-a-half year contract, and the Cobblers have also brought in former Oxford left-back Tom Newey, 32, on a deal to the end of the season.

  7. Post update

    BBC Radio Nottingham: Notts County @Official_NCFC has unblocked Hungary from its Facebook page #NoBajnerNoParty

    The League One club blocked the entire country after it was swamped with the message "No Bajner, no party" after signing Hungarian striker Balint Bajner, 24, from Ipswich Town on Tuesday.

  8. League Cup semi-final

    Chelsea v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)

    Martin Kelly scores for Liverpool at Chelsea in 2011

    Chelsea are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge but in November 2011, Maxi Rodriguez and Martin Kelly both scored in a five-minute spell after the break as Kenny Dalglish's Reds recorded a 2-0 victory in the League Cup quarter-finals, and went on to lift the trophy that season, beating Cardiff on penalties in the final.

  9. League Cup semi-final live

    Chelsea v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)

    Don't take this the wrong way but, if you were so minded, our live text commentary of the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Liverpool is now up and running elsewhere on the site.

  10. Paceman Abbott wins young player award

    Cricket

    Fast bowler Sean Abbott has thanked "the Australian cricket family" for its support having been named ethe Bradman young cricketer of the year at Australia's annual awards ceremony in Sydney just two months after delivering the ball that struck Phillip Hughes, fatally injuring the batsman.

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    Dunc Stokes: Without a doubt the best sports movie step forward... Slapshot

    Blair Christie: Who would've thought Will Smith and Matt Damon could make such a superb golf film as "Legend of Bagger Vance". #AuthenticSwing

    Jordan Neill: Cool Runnings: "A gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if you're not enough without one, you'll never be enough with one"

  12. League Cup semi-final

    Chelsea v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)

    Frank Lampard scores for Chelsea in 2009

    One of the great meetings of recent vintage between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge came in the Champions League in April 2009 when neither John Terry or Steven Gerrard featured and it finished 4-4 on the night, Chelsea advancing to the semi-finals 7-5 on aggregate.

    Liverpool led 2-0 at half-time but after going 3-2 behind, two goals in as many minutes from Lucas and Dirk Kuyt put them 4-3 ahead before Frank Lampard struck in the final minute with his second goal.

  13. McManaman to complete West Brom move

    Football

    Callum McManaman

    BBC Sport's Pat Murphy: West Brom will tomorrow sign Wigan's winger Callum McManaman for around £4.75m.

  14. Sissoko wants to be 'at one of the biggest clubs in England'

    Football

    Moussa Sissoko

    Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko has told French website Foot Mercato that he wants to play for "a very big club" as speculation continues over his future.

    Paris St-Germain have been linked with the France international, who described Arsenal as "the club of my heart" in early January.

    "I want to stay here and grow at one of the biggest clubs in England," Sissoko said. "If it happens, it happens. I am at Newcastle and I will continue to work until one day I have the chance to play at a very big club."

  15. Doubts over British Basketball League

    Basketball

    The future of the British Basketball League and its 13 franchises is shrouded in doubt after Basketball England announced it will review whether to put the rights to run the professional league out to tender.

    The current licence is reportedly due to expire in August.

  16. On this day

    Super Bowl XXV

    In 1991, the New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19 in Super Bowl XXV to record the closest win in the event's history.

  17. Post update

    tweet

    Stuart Broad has apologised for his earlier intervention into political discourse...

    The England cricketer wrote: Clarifying my earlier tweet, I merely wanted to emphasise my amazement at just how big the world is. No offence meant and sorry if any taken. The hashtag was aimed at myself.

  18. 'Batman' guilty of punching rival

    Rugby union

    Scotland international Ryan Wilson has been found guilty of punching a fellow player in a fast food shop in Glasgow while dressed as Batman.

    The Glasgow Warriors player hit Glasgow Hawks captain Ally Maclay - who was dressed as Tweedledee - after a Halloween night out in October 2013.

    The court heard that a minion, a red crayon and others in fancy dress were nearby as the incident unfolded.

  19. Bojan to miss rest of season - reaction

    Football

    Bojan Krkic

    We've got some reaction to the news that Stoke City's Bojan Krkic will miss the remainder of the season with a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee.

    Manager Mark Hughes said: "It's bitterly disappointing for the club but even more so for Bojan himself as he was making such a big impact on the Premier League and clearly enjoying his football. We wish him a speedy recovery."

    The Spanish forward had scored the opening goal in the 4-1 FA Cup win Rochdale on Monday but limped off just after the half hour.

  20. Africa Cup of Nations live

    Football

    Today's Africa Cup of Nations live text is underway ahead of the games between South Africa and Ghana and Senegal and Algeria.

    It already includes such gems as the chart position of Shakira's hit Waka Waka and the fact that Algeria is 90% desert. Who knew?

  21. Chesterfield sign striker

    Football

    BBC Radio Gloucestershire: Cheltenham Town striker Byron Harrison joins League 1 side Chesterfield on 18 month deal. Cheltenham receive a small undisclosed fee.

  22. Stoke's Krkic out for rest of season

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    Stoke City will be without Bojan Krkic for the rest of the season after he suffered an an anterior cruciate ligament injury in last night's FA Cup fourth-round win over Rochdale.

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    Nick Leach: Sean Bean scoring a last minute penalty in the FA Cup against Kevin Pilkington, knocking out Man Utd in "When Saturday Comes"

    Richard Todd: Got to be Escape to Victory. Allied team including Moore, Ardiles, Pele, Summerbee and Keeper Stallone

    Mark Cooper: Got to be Any Given Sunday. Quality cast, top class director & great motivational speech by Pacino

  24. Lyth extends Yorkshire contract

    Cricket

    Adam Lyth

    Yorkshire batsman Adam Lyth has signed a three-year contract extension.

    The 27-year-old left-hander is currently on tour with the England Lions in South Africa after helping the White Rose club to the 2014 County Championship title.

    "It has been an incredible year for me and I just want to keep on improving," he told the club website.

  25. Post update

    Stoke City striker Peter Crouch tweets: Terrible news about @BoKrkic especially cos he has been on fire recently. I'm certain he will come back stronger.

    Reports in Spain are suggesting that Stoke's former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic has suffered a serious knee injury.

  26. FA to nominate Ali

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    The FA is set to give Prince Ali of Jordan one of the five nominations he needs to stand as a candidate in the Fifa presidential election.

    BBC Sport understands a proposal to back the 39-year-old will be put to the FA board for ratification when they meet on Thursday.

    Sources say the decision does not necessarily mean that the FA will vote for Ali in May's poll. The decision is believed to have been made in the interests of promoting a healthy debate around Fifa's future.

  27. What next for Adam Jones?

    Rugby union

    graphic

    Wales prop Adam Jones announced his international retirement at the weekend but what lies ahead for the 33-year-old?

  28. McClaren and Alli for Newcastle - reports

    Football

    Dele Alli

    The Northern Echo are reporting that Newcastle United will attempt to persuade Derby County manager Steve McClaren to take charge at St James' Park in the summer.

    They add that the club are close to completing the £4m signing of Dele Alli, with the 18-year-old midfielder set to be loaned back to current side MK Dons until the summer.

  29. Daniels leaves West Brom for Aberdeen

    Football

    Aberdeen have signed West Brom defender Donervon Daniels on loan until the end of the season.

    The 21-year-old, who has previously had spells with Tranmere, Gillingham and Blackpool, is available for Saturday's Scottish League Cup semi-final against Dundee United.

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    #bbcsportsday

    The story, of course, has parallels with the film Cool Runnings. But what is your favourite film involving sport?

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

  31. Jamaica, we have an ice hockey team

    Ice hockey

    I think we have a winner in our search for the most bizarre sports story of the day...

    The Lancashire Telegraph are reporting that a 12-year-old boy from Chorley has been asked to join the youth setup of the Jamaican ice hockey team with a view to competing in the Olympics. Of course he has.

    Next week, a schoolgirl from Burnley will have a trial for the Jamaican skeleton squad...

  32. Get involved

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    debate

    UnSimpleSimon: Sometimes, even a free transfer doesn't work out. Rio to QPR. He's a great footballer. Don't know what happened. Cursed club.

    Pete Garrett: Many Chelsea fans might say Torres, but he was way better value than Veron.

    Robert Williams: Richard Hope(less). Literally the worst defender ever to pull on a Wrexham shirt and a huge factor in our relegation in 2008.

  33. Woods optimistic for new season

    Golf

    Tiger Woods with his new teeth

    Tiger Woods, with his teeth restored after one was knocked out by a cameraman whilst the former world number one was watching girlfriend Lindsey Vonn skiing in a World Cup race in Italy, says he and coach Chris Como are encouraged as he prepares to make his first tournament appearance of the year in the Phoenix Open in Arizona on Thursday.

    "We've done some really good work," says Woods, currently ranked 47th. "We have a game plan of where we need to get to and at each stage we're ahead of schedule. Overall I'm very pleased to go out there and hit shots, the speed is cranking back up and it's going to be a fun year."

  34. Give me a chance - Blake

    Rugby union

    New Zealand-born flanker Hugh Blake has urged fans to be "open-minded" after his shock Scotland call-up.

    The 22-year-old was selected by Vern Cotter before he has even played for his new club, Edinburgh.

    "Some quality players have been left out and there's a bit of controversy there," said flanker Blake. "But I can't do anything about that. I was surprised to make this squad too."

  35. Yanga-Mbiwa makes Roma move

    Football

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

    Newcastle have confirmed that defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has completed a permanent switch to Roma after triggering a clause in his loan agreement.

  36. Happy birthday

    Daniel Vettori

    Many happy returns to Daniel Vettori, the former New Zealand cricket captain, who turns 36 today.

    Also celebrating are former Ireland captain Keith Wood (43), winner of the 2000 US Open Marat Safin (35) and Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel (26), who is currently on loan at St Etienne.

  37. Storer makes Wrexham switch

    Football

    BBC Wales Sport: Wrexham have signed 27-year-old midfielder Kyle Storer for the rest of the season, following his departure from Kidderminster Harriers.

  38. League Cup semi-final preview

    Chelsea v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)

    Chelsea are unbeaten in six matches against Liverpool in all competitions for the second time in their history, the first being from 1935 to 1938.

  39. Eto'o in tribute to Toffees fans

    Football

    Samuel Eto'o

    Upon completing his move to Sampdoria, striker Samuel Eto'o has posted a farewell letter to the Everton supporters...

    "I've been blessed to spend these past few months with you," he writes. "It's time for me to leave, but wherever I go, I will bring with me all the memories we've built together."

  40. Narine withdraws from Windies World Cup squad

    Cricket

    West Indies spinner Sunil Narine

    West Indies spinner Sunil Narine withdraws from the World Cup squad, with a replacement due to be named shortly.

    A statement from the West Indies Cricket Board said: "Narine has undergone intense remedial work on his bowling action and preliminary tests have shown him bowling all his deliveries under the 15 degrees flexion allowance. However, he requires more time to be able to confidently bowl for a sustained period in international cricket with his new action."

  41. Cardiff near O'Keefe signing

    Football

    BBC Wales Sport: Cardiff City are on the verge of signing Crystal Palace midfielder Stuart O'Keefe, who has passed his medical.

  42. League Cup semi-final

    Chelsea v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)

    Chelsea midfielder Willian tweets: Come on Blues!!! Capital One Cup, semi-final.

    Chelsea v Liverpool
  43. ITV to show World Cup highlights

    Cricket

    ITV will show World Cup highlights, including all England matches, at 10pm each night, lasting between 60 and 90 minutes.

  44. Montano intends to sue Oldham

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    Cristian Montano

    Cristian Montano has accused Oldham of double standards for sacking him for alleged spot-fixing before trying to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.

    The Colombian winger, 23, was released by the Latics in December 2013, only for the Crown Prosecution Service to drop their investigation earlier this month. Now he intends to sue Oldham, telling BBC Sport his former club "turned against" him.

  45. Questionable footwork

    Cricket

    Former Sri Lanka batsman Sanath Jayasuriya, now the team's chief selector, tweets a link of him and India spinner Harbhajan Singh dancing on Indian television. They are no Darren Gough or Mark Ramprakash, both former winners of Strictly Come Dancing in Britain.

  46. Palace to swoop for Senegal left-back - reports

    The Surrey Mirror say Crystal Palace are understood to be close to completing a deal for Senegal international left-back Papa Souare.

  47. League Cup semi-final preview

    Chelsea v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Chelsea and Liverpool have faced each other on 27 occasions in all cup competitions (including Champions League and Community Shield). The Blues have won 11, Liverpool 10, and six have been draws.

  48. Valdes talks the talk

    Football

    Victor Valdes

    Victor Valdes took the team talk before his first game for Manchester United on Monday. Apparently it was quite some speech...

  49. Rugby Union

    BBC Wales Sport: Scarlets hooker Ken Owens is available for selection this weekend against London Irish after being sidelined since September with a neck injury.

  50. Yeung's brother-in-law joins Blues

    Birmingham City's parent company has appointed Carson Yeung's brother-in-law, Ma Shui Cheong, as its new chief executive and managing director.

  51. De Jong close to comeback

    Newcastle's Siem de Jong, out through injury since August, tweets: "Played 45 minutes today in a friendly game! #almostthere."

  52. Newey seals Northampton move

    BBC Oxford Sport: Former Oxford United left-back Tom Newey joins Northampton in a deal until the end of the season.

  53. McIlroy paired with Kaymer and Sullivan in Dubai

    Golf

    Rory McIlroy in practice for the Dubai Desert Classic

    World number one Rory McIlroy will tee off from the 10th hole at 08:05 in the opening round of the Dubai Desert Classic tomorrow, alongside Martin Kaymer and South African Open champion Andy Sullivan.

  54. Campbell seals Villarreal loan

    Arsenal striker Joel Campbell joins Villarreal on loan for the rest of the season and writes on Twitter: "Thanks to the whole family of Arsenal for their messages. I hope to make them proud."

  55. Benfica prospect joins Bolton

    Bolton Wanderers have signed midfielder Rochinha on loan from Portuguese side Benfica for the rest of the season.

    The 19-year-old joins former Reading striker Adam Le Fondre in moving to the Macron Stadium this week, but is still waiting for international clearance to play.

  56. League Cup semi-final preview

    Chelsea v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Let's look ahead to tonight's 5 live commentary match at Stamford Bridge, and it is the 20th semi-final in which Chelsea have figured since 2003-04. The Blues have progressed to the final in three of the last four occasions when they have reached this stage of the League Cup.

  57. Farrell ruled out for Six Nations campaign

    Rugby union

    More on Farrell, he was assessed by a specialist yesterday evening who confirmed that he suffered a high grade medial ligament strain.

    England coach Stuart Lancaster says: "It's a real shame for Owen that he sustained this injury and we wish him the best for his recovery. We are fortunate to have three other No 10s in the squad in what is a very competitive position."

  58. Farrell to miss whole Six Nations

    Rugby union

    Owen Farrell

    England fly half Owen Farrell has been ruled out of the whole of the Six Nations Championship with a knee injury.

  59. Ricciardo poised for Top Gear bid

    Formula 1

    Daniel Ricciardo is hopeful of dethroning Lewis Hamilton - as the fastest driver in Top Gear's 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car' challenge.

    Ricciardo is to finally get his chance on the popular BBC Two programme, with his attempt at the famous Dunsfold Aerodrome site in Surrey to be screened on 8 February. "I hope it's cold so the engine is crisp, but I also hope it's dry so I can actually have a good crack," he says.

  60. Taarabt hopeful of AC Milan return

    Football

    The Daily Mail report that out-of-favour QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt has had hopes raised that he could yet secure a return to AC Milan, with the Italians thought to be looking for replacements after Stephan El Shaarawy broke a metatarsal in his right foot.

  61. Berdych has advantage - Murray

    Australian Open

    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent in Melbourne

    Andy Murray was on fine form in his BBC interview after his Australian Open quarter-final win over Nick Kyrgios as he indulged in a few mind games with former coach Dani Vallverdu, who is now working with last-four opponent Tomas Berdych.

    "Dani knows my game inside out. I would expect he would come up with a great game plan. It should be perfect," Murray said. "I think it's a huge advantage [for Berdych]. Dani knows my game probably better than anyone."

    There will be more of the Murray interview on BBC Sport online shortly and in 5Live Sport from 19:00 GMT

  62. Post update

    In the wake of their Australian Open quarter-final meeting,Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios have been exchanging tweets...

    The Australian posted: Shame I couldn't get it done tonight but @andy_murray was just too good on the night. Muzza, I wish you all the best mate. #GoGetIt

    And the Scot replied: Thanks mate... Congrats on a great tournament! #NKRising

  63. Get involved

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    debate

    Lord Adam Murfet: It has to be Jeffers for Arsenal. £8m for that! 2 years before we got Henry for £10m.

    Dale James Power: Paul Konchesky to Liverpool. One of Hodgson's many transfer blunders. Tragic.

    Tom Thrall: Anyone Spurs have bought these past couple of years except Lloris and Eriksen.

  64. Post update

    BBC North West Tonight: "FC United announce friendly with Benfica on May 29th as part of celebrations around opening of @FCUnitedMcr new Broadhurst Park stadium"

  65. Forshaw in talks with Boro

    An update on the Adam Forshaw to Middlesbrough story...

    BBC Sport's Simon Stone says that the Wigan Athletic midfielder is now in talks with the Championship promotion-chasers. It is thought that the formalities of the deal are close to being completed, although an announcement is not expected today.

  66. Post update

    Now for a little lunchtime social commentary from England cricketer Stuart Broad...

    He tweets: I've heard if you earn minimum wage in England you're in the top 10% earners in the World. #stay #humble

  67. Tough test

    Which islands off the coast of the UK face daunting football fixtures against a team in the middle of a Euro 2016 qualification campaign? Find out here...

  68. Post update

    Joel Campbell

    Arsenal striker Joel Campbell has tweeted a picture of himself holding a Villarreal scarf. The Costa Rican is expected to complete a loan move to the La Liga club as part of the deal that will bring Gabriel Paulista to England.

  69. Everton confirm Eto'o exit

    Everton confirm striker Samuel Eto'o has completed his move to Serie A side Sampdoria.

  70. Buet moves to Notts Ladies

    Football

    England midfielder Danielle Buet has signed for Notts County Ladies after leaving last season's Women's Super League runners-up Chelsea.

    "It's a new challenge and it could be a very exciting year with the team we have at Notts," said the 26-year-old, who has eight caps.

  71. Raynor on trial

    Rugby League

    Former Great Britain and Hull FC rugby league player Gareth Raynor has gone on trial accused of rape and unlawful wounding.

  72. Blades can cause an upset - Scougall

    Sheffield United v Tottenham (Wednesday 19:45 GMT)

    Stefan Scougal in action in the first leg at White Hart Lane

    Sheffield United midfielder Stefan Scougall insists his team are more than capable of overturning a one-goal deficit against Tottenham tomorrow night to reach the League Cup final.

    After reaching the FA Cup semi-finals last term, the Blades have beaten West Ham and Southampton in the League Cup this season and Scougall said: "We have proved ourselves over the last year whenever we have played a team in a higher league that there is nothing to fear. We can go out and cause another upset.

    "I think you will have around 30,000 Blades fans at Bramall Lane on the night, so I think that is going to help us and drive us on a little bit more."

  73. Former Olympic champion retires

    Athletics

    Russia's former Olympic 800m champion Yuri Borzakovsky has announced his retirement.

    The 33-year-old won gold in Athens in 2004, having taken world indoor gold in 2001 and the European title in 2012, as well as two silver and two bronze medals at the world championships.

  74. O'Donnell snubs Blackpool

    Remember we told you that Partick Thistle had accepted a £100,000 bid from Blackpool for defender Stephen O'Donnell.

    Well, the Scottish Premiership club have announced that the 22-year-old right-back has opted not to move to the Championship side.

    "It wasn't something that came down to money," he said. "My agent spoke to Blackpool and we decided that it just wasn't the right move for me at this time."

  75. AFCON quarter-finals moved

    Africa Cup of Nations

    BBC World Service's Nick Cavell tweets: "CONFIRMED! All four #Afcon2015 quarter-finals will be played in Malabo and Bata - moved from Ebebiyin and Mongomo."

  76. Pochettino plays down Schurrle link

    Chelsea's Andre Schurrle

    More from Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino on rumours linking the Lilywhites with out-of-favour Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle.

    "There are a lot of rumours at this time of year, but we must focus on this game, and after analyse each situation differently," he said. "We have a lot of games ahead to be focused on. I don't believe that there will be a lot of movement."

  77. Mexes punished for throat grab

    Philipe Mexes
  78. Pochettino backs Vorm after error

    Michel Vorm

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hints that reserve goalkeeper Michel Vorm could retain his place for tomorrow's League Cup semi-final second leg at Sheffield United, despite an error gifting Leicester a late winner in the FA Cup on Saturday.

    "This is football. He made a mistake. Every player can make a mistake, we have full confidence in him and must give him support," the Spurs boss said.

    "His attitude is fantastic and nothing has changed, in one action he conceded a goal. I think it should be normal to play Michel."

    Vorm played in the first leg which Spurs won 1-0 courtesy of an Andros Townsend penalty.

  79. Formula 1

    Danii Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo

    BBC Look East sports editor Jonathan Park tweets: First Red Bull battle of season won by @daniilkvyat quicker on slopes in MK than @danielricciardo #f1

  80. Farrell to miss Wales test

    Rugby union

    Owen Farrell has been ruled out of England's opening Six Nations game against Wales, according to reports.

  81. Troon reviews male-only policy

    Golf

    Royal Troon Golf Club is to hold a "comprehensive review" of its membership policy.

    Since St Andrews voted to end its 260-year-old male-only membership policy in September, the spotlight has fallen on the other three courses on the Open Championship rota - Troon, Muirfield and Royal St George's - with the same rules.

    Troon has always pointed towards the fact it shares facilities with the Ladies Golf Club, Troon and the two clubs will share the responsibility of hosting The Open in 2016.

  82. Australian Open

    Tennis

    Rafael Nadal
  83. Dunn and Ewels sign new Bath deals

    Rugby union

    Bath have awarded new contracts to hooker Tom Dunn and lock Charlie Ewels.

    Ewels, 19, made his starting debut in the European Champions Cup game against Toulouse and has captained the first team in the LV= Cup, while 22-year-old Dunn has made 22 senior appearances.

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    debate

    William Kearney: Neil 'he ate all the pies' Shipperley for Brentford. At that stage of his career he almost had to be rolled on to the pitch.

    Matthew Smith: For Boro, if someone had maybe suggested spending £12.7m on Afonso Alves wasn't so smart, that would have helped us a lot.

    Geoff Naylor: Justin Fashanu was brought in to replace Trevor Francis at Forest. That says enough I think. Since then it's been downhill.

  85. Drummers, DJs and Tendulkar as my boss

    Jamie McAllister meets the stars of the Indian Super League
    Image caption: Jamie McAllister with some of the stars of the Indian Super League. Clockwise from top left: Alessandro Nesta, Robert Pires, Alessandro Del Piero, Nicolas Anelka

    A few weeks after playing in front of more than 60,000 people in the Indian Super League, defender Jamie McAllister is back in the UK and set to sample the delights of League Two with Exeter City.

  86. Wigan silent over Forshaw

    BBC Sport's Simon Stone reports: "Wigan Athletic are refusing to comment on reports that Adam Forshaw is going to sign for Middlesbrough. Forshaw was signed from Brentford by former boss Uwe Rosler at the start of the season, signing a four-year contract."

  87. More to come?

    Rugby Union

    graphic

    Adam Jones might have retired from international rugby after being left out of Wales' 2015 Six Nations squad but former Wales centre Tom Shanklin believes the Cardiff Blues tight-head will add to his 95 caps.

  88. Murray semi-final live on BBC2

    Australian Open

    Splendid news... Andy Murray's semi-final against Tomas Berdych on Thursday morning will be live on BBC2, 5live sports extra (with updates on 5live), and the BBC Sport website. Coverage starts at 08.30 GMT.

  89. FA Cup archive

    Alan Sunderland

    Continuing our trawl through the BBC's FA Cup archive, we've stumbled upon the 1979 final between Arsenal and Manchester United.

    Alan Sunderland 89th-minute goal won the trophy for the Highbury club, who had conceded twice in the final three minutes.

  90. Blackpool move for Thistle defender

    Stephen O'Donnell

    STV in Glasgow are reporting that Partick Thistle have accepted a £100,000 bid from Blackpool for defender Stephen O'Donnell. The 22-year-old right-back is out of contract in the summer and had been interesting Dundee United.

  91. Tigers 'not near 2014 level yet'

    Rugby League

    Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has acknowledged his side need competitive games to regain the form shown in last season's Super League.

    Tigers, who were Challenge Cup runners up and finished fourth in 2014, begin the new season at home to Wakefield, having won all four of their warm-up matches.

    "I don't think we're anywhere near where we were last year," Powell told BBC Radio Leeds. "That's going to take a few competitive games."

  92. Awford to stay in charge

    Portsmouth boss Andy Awford will stay in charge for the time being after his position was discussed by the board on Monday, BBC Radio Solent reports. However, it is understood that the board stopped short of guaranteeing his job is safe for the foreseeable future.

    Awford's side were booed off after Saturday's 2-1 loss to Southend, their seventh defeat in 11 matches, which saw them drop to 18th in League Two, and have not won since 22 November..

  93. Rangers accept Ashley loan

    BBC Scotland

    BBC Sport Scotland: Rangers accept £10m loan from Mike Ashley's Sports Direct.

    Just confirming a story we reported earlier on. It might not mean much to anyone not immersed in the saga but it is an important development.

  94. On this day

    Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray

    In 2013, Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2 to win the Australian Open title.

    Could they reprise that meeting on Sunday in the final of this year's tournament?

  95. Olympic gold medalist fails drugs test

    Swimming

    Park Tae-Hwan

    South Korea's first Olympic swimming gold medallist, Park Tae-Hwan, has failed a doping test.

    The test was administered before the Asian Games in September in Incheon, the Korea Swimming Federation said, with Park's management attributing the failed test to an injection for chiropractic treatment.

  96. Wish you were here?

    Cricket

    Ben Stokes

    Ben Stokes posted this on Instagram: So this actually is the swimming pool at our hotel...

    The all-rounder is with England Lions in South Africa.

  97. Man Utd keen to close Laporte deal - reports

    The Daily Express report that Manchester United's talks with Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, who is also thought to be wanted by Arsenal, have been confirmed by Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.

  98. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    debate

    Chris Parker: Sunderland: Tore Andre Flo, 4 goals costing £2.5m each

    Iain Wilson: As a Man Utd fan I wish we'd been stopped from signing Bebe!

    Kenneth Barr: (Crystal Palace fan) You want just one?

  99. Luongo shines in Australia win

    BBC Wiltshire Sport: Swindon's Massimo Luongo made two assists and was named man of the match as he helped Australia into the final of the Asian Cup final.

  100. Thunder start with Surrey victory

    Netball

    Paul Scholes at netball

    Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes was in the crowd as champions Manchester Thunder opened Netball's 2015 Superleague campaign with a 55-52 win over Surrey Storm.

    Surrey finished unbeaten at the top of the table last year but the silverware went to Thunder after they scored a last-minute winner in the Grand Final.

    Tracey Neville's side went in 29-21 ahead at half-time on Monday and raced 11 points clear in the third quarter.

    Surrey pulled back the deficit to five going into the last 15 minutes but were unable to catch the hosts.

  101. Cobblers close to permanent Holmes deal

    Northampton boss Chris Wilder has told BBC Northampton that on loan Portsmouth striker Ricky Holmes is set to join the club permanently very soon.

  102. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    The news that Fifa is looking into Real Madrid's transfer activities, coupled with Barcelona's transfer ban, got us thinking...

    Which player do you wish your team had been prevented from signing?

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

  103. African countries will back Blatter

    African countries will vote overwhelmingly for Sepp Blatter in this year's Fifa elections, senior officials have told Reuters.

    "Africa is solidly behind Blatter. You will find he is very popular on the continent," said Kwesi Nyantakyi, the president of the Ghana Football Association and a Confederation of African Football executive committee member.

    Former South African Football Association president Molefi Oliphant, who still serves on the CAF executive said of Blatter: "The continent is united behind him."

  104. Real plan £26m Sterling swoop

    On the subject of Real Madrid transfers, The Daily Express report that the Spanish giants are confidently preparing a £26m summer bid for Liverpool's England international winger Raheem Sterling, who has rejected a second contract offer at Anfield.

  105. Fifa looks into Real transfers

    Martin Odegaard and Emilio Butragueno

    Fifa is investigating Real Madrid's youth transfer policy and has asked the club for information on 51 players.

    Club director Emilio Butragueno confirmed Fifa had asked the Spanish Federation for documents relating to transfers over the last five years. Butragueno said the club was "absolutely calm" about its behaviour.

  106. Lance Armstrong - exclusive interview

    Road cycling

    Lance Armstrong

    If you missed it on Monday, you can catch up with BBC sport editor Dan Roan's exclusive interview with cyclist Lance Armstrong.

    Read the news story, watch the video, read the comment piece and pour over an abridged transcript.

    And don't forget today's story in which the shamed cyclist criticises International Cycling Union chief Brian Cookson.

  107. Ross County sign Lithuanian

    Ross County have signed Lithuania international Darvydas Sernas.

    The midfielder, whose last club was Polish outfit Wigry Suwalki, has 35 caps and scored against Spain in 2010.

  108. City to offer Jovetic to land Pogba - reports

    The Daily Express say Manchester City are hoping to win the Premier League race for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba in the summer by offering Stevan Jovetic as part of the deal.

  109. Hosts Australia reach final

    Asian Cup

    Australia 2-0 UAE

    Australia have beaten the United Arab Emirates 2-0 to set up an Asian Cup final against South Korea.

    Goals inside the opening 14 minutes by Trent Sainsbury and Jason Davidson earned the hosts a place in Saturday's Sydney showpiece.

  110. European back pages

    paper

    Italian sports daily Corriere dello Sport has a couple of interesting snippets on its front page... the suggestion that Pep Guardiola is "to bid farewell to Bayern" and that "all the top clubs" are in for Juventus' French midfielder Paul Pogba.

  111. Patriots are innocent - owner

    Super Bowl XLIX

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has denied any wrongdoing by his team as NFL's 'deflate-gate' rumbles on.

    The Super Bowl finalists are under investigation after being found to have used under-inflated balls in their 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

    Kraft believes "unconditionally" that the Patriots have "done nothing inappropriate" or violated NFL rules. He also wants the NFL to apologise if his side, who face the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's Super Bowl, are cleared.

  112. Murray sets up Berdych semi

    Australian Open

    Andy Murray during his victory over Nick Kyrgios

    Andy Murray has just won his Australian Open quarter-final with Nick Kyrgios 6-3 7-6 6-3. The Scot will play Tomas Berdych on Thursday for a place in the final.

    For all the reaction, follow Lawrence Barretto's live text commentary.

  113. QPR reject Derby approach for Phillips and Hoilett

    BBC Derby Sport: QPR have turned down an initial approach from Derby for either Matt Phillips or Junior Hoilett on loan.

  114. Smith captures triple accolade

    Cricket

    Steve Smith with the Allan Border medal

    Steve Smith swept the board at Australia's seasonal awards in Sydney, claiming the coveted Allan Border Medal as well as being named both Test and one-day player of the year.

    Smith, who set a new runs record for a four-Test series, with 769 runs at an average of more than 128 against India, received 243 votes, with David Warner second on 175 and Mitchell Johnson completing the top three with 126.

  115. Baggies keen to sign Fletcher

    The Birmingham Mail report that West Brom still hope to recruit Scotland international midfielder Darren Fletcher, who will be granted a free transfer by Manchester United and is expected to join West Ham.

  116. Mulumbu ruled out of quarter-final

    Africa Cup of Nations

    Youssouf Mulumbu

    West Brom's DR Congo captain Youssouf Mulumbu has said he will miss Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against neighbours Congo Brazzaville with a hamstring injury.

  117. What happens when young footballers are released?

    5 live Daily (12:30 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    On 5 live today from 12:30 GMT there will be a discussion about the many young footballers who are released by clubs every year after failing to get a professional contract.

    There will be an interview with Michael Kinsella, a promising goalkeeper who played in the Liverpool youth team with Jamie Carragher but was released and ended up in jail for drug offences.

    The Premier League told 5 live Daily that 76% of scholars aged 16-19 get a pro contract after finishing their apprenticeship, 10% go into further education, 5% get jobs, 2% are foreign players and return home, 7% try and get a contract with another club.

    Want to know more? Read this feature on the BBC website from last year...

  118. Prince Ali welcomes Van Praag challenge

    Following the announcement of Michael Van Praag's candidacy for the position of President of Fifa, HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, another candidate, said: "We welcome other credible colleagues from the football family who want to join a genuine debate about the future of Fifa.

    "This election campaign is not about personalities it is about what is in the best interests of football and the world governing body of the game going forward. It is good for democracy that Michael Van Praag has made this announcement."

  119. Deans to lead Barbarians

    Rugby union

    Former Australia coach Robbie Deans will coach invitational side the Barbarians when they take on Ireland at Munster's Thomond Park on 28 May and England at Twickenham on 31 May.

    New Zealander Deans, currently coach of Panasonic in Japan, was in charge of the Wallabies for five years from 2008, but resigned after their series defeat to the British and Irish Lions in July 2013.

  120. Italian duo want Jack - reports

    Ryan Jack

    Unlikely transfer tale of the day #1...

    The Press and Journal are reporting that Roma and Lazio will scrap it out for the right to sign Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Jack in a £2m deal.

    My colleagues in Scotland are suggesting that the roots of this rumour were the musings of a pundit on an Italian radio show over the weekend.

  121. No chance for Pogba - Pirlo tells United

    The Daily Mail report that Andrea Pirlo has told Manchester United to forget about the prospect of re-signing his Juventus team mate Paul Pogba and live with the grave mistake they made in allowing him to leave.

  122. FA Cup ticket news

    BBC Cambs Sport: Cambridge United have been handed an initial allocation of 5,060 tickets for their FA Cup fourth round replay against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

    Further tickets will be available on demand up to a maximum of 8,571. Prices start at £45 for a standard adult. Sales start at 10:00 GMT on Wednesday.

  123. European back pages

    graphic

    Spanish sports daily Marca has an interview with Zinedine Zidane, with the French World Cup winner insisting that coach Carlo Ancelotti "is best for Madrid".

  124. Premier League not the real thing for Koke

    Talksport say Spain international midfielder Koke, 23, has handed Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal a blow by insisting he has no plans to leave Atletico Madrid.

  125. European back pages

    graphic

    French sports daily L'Equipe splashes on France's handball victory over Argentina but also finds space to hail the "comeback" of Venus Williams and suggests Toulouse are in a "spiral of failure", despite their progress to the last eight of the European Rugby Cup.

  126. Burnley unlikely to pursue Bahoui - reports

    The Burnley Express - the newspaper, not England swing bowler James Anderson - say speculation linking Burnley with a move for AIK Stockholm's Swedish international winger Nabil Bahoui appears to be "wide of the mark."

  127. Nightmare for Sohail

    Cricket

    Pakistan's Haris Sohail

    Pakistan all-rounder Haris Sohail was left "visibly shaken" when he saw what he believed was a ghost haunting him in his hotel room on the tour of New Zealand. Sohail, 26, was convinced a "supernatural" presence was haunting him in Christchurch when he awoke at the weekend to find his bed moving, team manager Naveed Akram Cheema said.

    He spent the rest of the night in the coach's room before being moved to another room at the Rydges Latimer hotel, which has been rebuilt since the 2011 earthquake that devastated Christchurch and claimed 185 lives. Sohail was reportedly unable to train for two days after the incident and scored only six against a New Zealand President's XI on Tuesday.

  128. Notts in no rush over Carroll deal

    Manager Shaun Derry says Notts County will not discuss a new deal with Roy Carroll until they know what division they will be playing in next season.

    The 37-year-old joined the Magpies last summer and has been described by Derry as the best goalkeeper in League One, in which Notts currently sit 10th, but the Northern Ireland international is out of contract in the summer.

    "Not many clubs talk to players until you know where you are going to be," Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham.

  129. Transfer system talks break down

    Talks aimed at reforming football's transfer system have broken down after European clubs and leagues refused to accept proposals to protect unpaid players, the players union FIFPro have said.

    The negotiations, which opened last March, have come to a standstill and FIFPro has called an extraordinary meeting of its Europe division in Athens on Wednesday to discuss the issue.

  130. FA Cup highlights

    You can watch highlights of Stoke's 4-1 FA Cup win at Rochdale on the BBC website now.

  131. Murray-Kyrgios

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Andy Murray wins the first set 6-3 against Nick Kyrgios. Live commentary continues on 5 live sports extra.

  132. UK back pages

    The Times
    Image caption: The Times on Tuesday

    The Times (subscription required) says Jose Mourinho will recall Thibaut Courtois, John Terry, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa for tonight's match which he has dubbed "live or die".

    They also have a picture of 34-year-old Venus Williams, who yesterday beat sixth seed Agnieszka Radwanska to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final since 2010.

  133. Swansea in talks over French midfielder

    BBC Wales Sport: Swansea City in talks with French side Saint-Etienne over possible £3m transfer for former French U21 midfielder Franck Tabanou

  134. UK back pages

    The Sun
    Image caption: The Sun's back page on Tuesday

    The Sun (subscription required) claim Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes that Chelsea's shock FA Cup defeat by Bradford could make them jittery in tonight's League Cup final and insists his own side will go into the match at Stamford Bridge with no fear.

  135. UK back pages

    Daily Mirror
    Image caption: The Daily Mirror's back page on Tuesday

    The Daily Mirror have the Robin van Persie story we brought you yesterday about Robin van Persie admitting he has not been good enough for Manchester United this season.

    Van Persie, scored 30 goals in his first season at United following his £24m move from Arsenal, but has managed just eight from 21 appearances this term.

  136. World Cup last eight a minimum - Farbrace

    Cricket

    England assistant coach Paul Farbrace

    England assistant coach Paul Farbrace has been speaking to the BBC and believes Friday's triangular series match with India, which will decide who meets Australia in the final, will be good preparation for the World Cup next month.

    Asked about hopes for the World Cup, Farbrace, who guided Sri Lanka to the World Twenty20 title last year, said: "We'd be hugely disappointed if we didn't get to the quarter final. Once you get to the quarter final it's knock out stages, and that's why Friday's quite exciting because it is a knock out game, and it gives us the chance to see the boys under pressure. If we can get to the quarter final, anything can happen. I experienced that with Sri Lanka."

  137. Lineker's Cup draw ordeal

    Even the great Gary Lineker, who has played in two World Cups and two FA Cup finals, admitted to nerves when conducting the draw. You can watch his ordeal, and his discussion about the experience with Mark Chapman, on the BBC website now.

  138. FA Cup fifth round draw

    That updated draw in case you missed it:

    Crystal Palace v Liverpool or Bolton Wanderers

    Arsenal v Middlesbrough

    Aston Villa v Leicester City

    West Brom v West Ham

    Bradford City v Sunderland or Fulham

    Blackburn Rovers v Stoke City

    Derby County v Reading

    Preston NE or Sheffield Utd v Cambridge Utd or Manchester Utd

    Ties to be played on the weekend of 14 and 15 February.

  139. FA Cup review

    Stoke's victory at Rochdale

    After a weekend of FA Cup shocks, Stoke negotiated a potentially tricky assignment at Spotland last night with a 4-1 win over Rochdale, to go through to the fifth round, where they will travel to Blackburn.

  140. Nadal beaten by Berdych

    Tennis

    Rafael Nadal is consoled by Tomas Berdych

    One big name has already gone out today in Melbourne, with third seed Rafael Nadal beaten 6-2 6-0 7-6 (7-5) by seventh seed Tomas Berdych, the Czech ending a 17-match losing streak against the 14-time Grand Slam champion.

  141. Lance Armstrong interview

    Cycling

    We have another story from the BBC sports editor Dan Roan's interview with Lance Armstrong, who believes Brian Cookson has not delivered on his campaign promises since taking over at the International Cycling Union.

  142. Rangers accept £10m loan from Ashley's Sports Direct

    Some Rangers news this morning and the club say they have accepted a £10m loan from Mike Ashley's Sports Direct retail company to relieve the "perilous" financial state of the club.

  143. BBC Gossip column

    Much for you to dissect in today's BBC Sport Gossip column, including Juventus saying a £75m offer for Paul Pogba would be hard to reject and Newcastle making Derby boss Steve McClaren their number one managerial target in the summer.

  144. Post update

    Hello and welcome along to another edition of Sportsday. There's a place at Wembley at stake tonight at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea take on Liverpool in the League Cup semi-final, we'll keep you up to date with the latest developments in the transfer window and Andy Murray is in action in the Australian Open quarter-finals.