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Summary

  1. QPR approach Sherwood to become manager
  2. Yeovil sack manager Gary Johnson
  3. Van Gaal charged by FA
  4. FA Cup replay: Bolton v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)
  5. GET INVOLVED: What next for QPR and Redknapp? #bbcsportsday

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  1. Sportsday

    That's it for Sportsday for Wednesday. It will return at 08:00 on Thursday but in the meantime, you can follow all the evening's football action on the BBC Sport website and a reminder that the Bolton v Liverpool FA Cup replay will be live on BBC One from 19:30 GMT with commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

  2. Cardiff roof to be left open

    Rugby Union

    The roof at the Millennium Stadium for Friday's Six Nations match between Wales and England is to be left open.

    Both teams must agree for it to be closed and while Wales stated that is their preference, the Rugby Football Union has told Press Association Sport that England have taken a different view.

    The weather forecast for Cardiff on Friday night is cold but dry, convincing visiting head coach Stuart Lancaster to have it kept open.

  3. Sinfield fresh for Super League kick-off

    Rugby League

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield says his international retirement has given him a feeling of "freshness" for the forthcoming Super League season, which begins tomorrow.

    The 34-year-old ended his England career in September last year, ruling himself out of the Four Nations tournament in the autumn.

    "Freshness is the word I'd use," Sinfield told BBC Sport. "Everybody throughout Super League will tell you they're in the best shape of their life and I could stand here and tell you that myself. But I won't - freshness is what I'd say. Both physically and mentally I feel fresh and ready to go."

  4. Knight to make low-key racing return

    Horse Racing

    Legendary trainer Henrietta Knight will make her return to racing in Bangor on Friday with Calgary Bay.

    The 68-year-old, who guided Best Mate to three Cheltenham Gold Cup victories, retired in 2012 because of her husband Terry Biddlecombe's ill health.

    But Knight can saddle horses in hunter chases and will send the 12-year-old off in the 4.50 at the course where she had her first ever winner back in 1989.

  5. Lennon fears Sturridge influence

    Bolton v Liverpool (FA Cup replay, 19:45 GMT)

    Daniel Sturridge

    Bolton manager Neil Lennon says the return from injury of Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge - who scored eight goals in 12 games during a loan spell at Bolton in 2011 - could cause his team problems in tonight's FA Cup fourth round replay.

    "He's been missed, there's no question of that," he said. "He'll be hungry to play and that's obviously very dangerous for us.

    "I think he walked round the back of the goal in the first tie and got a huge reception from the Bolton fans. Speaking to the chairman about him, he said he was fantastic here so I think he'll get a nice reception. But if he scores that might change a little bit."

    A reminder that the Liverpool v Bolton game will be shown on BBC One from 19:30 GMT with commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

  6. Strong show from Armitstead in Tour of Qatar

    Cycling

    Lizzie Armitstead

    Briton Lizzie Armitstead was third on stage two of the women's Tour of Qatar to sit second overall.

    The Commonwealth Games champion was three seconds behind Ellen van Dijk on the 112km route from Al Zubarah Fort to Madinat Al Shamal, which the Dutchwoman won.

    Van Dijk and Armitstead are team-mates on the Boels Dolmans squad and the Yorkshirewoman may ride in support of the Dutchwoman in the race, which finishes on Friday.

  7. Van Gaal faces FA charge

    Football

    On the subject of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's FA charge, which was announced within the last half-hour, after the match at the Abbey Stadium, which ended in a scoreless draw, the Dutchman claimed that everything was against his side.

    "Every aspect of the match is against us - the pitch, the referee. Everything that you can think about this is against you," he said at the time..

  8. Rodgers set to make changes for FA Cup tie

    Football

    Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has indicated he will make several changes for the FA Cup trip to Bolton to keep his team fresh for a busy programme of games in February including three Premier League games and and a Europa League tie against Turkish side Besiktas.

    "When you have so many games you have to plan forward and look at that but I always believe the next game is very important and I will always pick a team I think can win the game," Rodgers said.

    "It will be a tough game for us. We have a big month coming up and we want to continue in the cup competitions as well as keeping the momentum going in the league.

    "Where I need to change and rotate I will do that but the objective is still the same, to get three points or get through to the next round."

  9. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    Van Gaal faces FA charge

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been charged by the Football Association for media comments he made after his side's FA Cup fourth round match against Cambridge United last month.

    It is alleged that the comments 'allege and/or imply bias on the part of the match referee and/or bring the game into disrepute.'

    Van Gaal has until 18:00 GMT next Monday to respond to the charge.

  10. Wednesday team news

    Bolton v Liverpool (FA Cup replay, 19:45 GMT)

    Midfielder Darren Pratley misses out for Bolton with a torn hamstring as they bid to reach the fifth round.

    Strikers Craig Davies and Emile Heskey are battling hamstring problems, while goalkeeper Adam Bogdan (ankle) is out.

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is fit to make his 700th club appearance after being rested against West Ham at the weekend because of a tight hamstring.

    Daniel Sturridge, injured for five months before scoring in Saturday's 2-0 win, is likely to be on the bench.

  11. Symons backs goalkeeper Bettinelli

    Football

    Marcus Bettinelli

    Fulham manager Kit Symons has backed goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli to move on from his goalkeeping error in Tuesday night's 3-1 defeat by Sunderland in the FA Cup fourth round.

    The 22-year-old fumbled Patrick van Aanholt's deflected cross over the line to gift the Black Cats an equaliser.

    "Marcus has been excellent for us this season and is a very popular character in the changing room," Symons told BBC London 94.9.

    "These things happen for goalkeepers from time to time. He won't let it affect him as he is a strong character."

  12. Caf bans referee and fines Tunisia FA

    Football

    Scenes from the Equatorial Guinea v Tunisia game

    The referee for Tunisia's Africa Cup of Nations last-eight defeat has been banned for six months by the Confederation of African Football for his performance in the game and failing to control players.

    Equatorial Guinea were awarded a controversial penalty in stoppage time and they went on to beat Tunisia 2-1.

    Tunisia staff confronted the official, Rajindraparsad Seechurn, after the match and their football federation has been fined $50,000 (£33,000) and they have also been ordered to pay for damage to a door and a refrigerator in the team's dressing room at Bata Stadium.

  13. Odegaard's teenage dreams

    Football

    Martin Odegaard

    Real Madrid teenage star Martin Odegaard set up two goals on his Real Madrid debut and was then named in Carlo Ancelotti's Champions League squad.

    The 16-year-old Norwegian netted twice in a behind closed-doors friendly for the B-team against Beijing Guoan.

    Odeggard will wear the number 21 shirt and if he makes his debut in the last-16 matches against Schalke, he will become the youngest debutant ever in the competition beating Celestine Babayaro who played his first Champions League game aged 16 years and 87 days for Anderlecht.

  14. Raikkonen tops test standings

    Formula 1

    Kimi Raikkonen in the Ferrari

    Kimi Raikkonen completed a successful first pre-season test for Ferrari by setting the pace on the final day at Spain's Jerez track.

    It is the third time in four days a Ferrari has been fastest, as the teams reached one-third distance in their preparations for the 2015 season.

    Sauber's Marcus Ericsson was second ahead of Lewis Hamilton, whose Mercedes team completed by far the most mileage but McLaren had another tough day, still struggling with their new Honda engine.

  15. Lancaster wants roof closed

    Rugby Union

    England and Wales will make a decision on whether to close the Millennium Stadium roof later today.

    "We're going to wait for the latest weather forecast. It looks like it's set fair so we'll want it open," said head coach Stuart Lancaster before Friday night's Six Nations opener.

  16. Bale to Man Utd rumours resurface

    Football

    Manchester Evening News report that Manchester United are planning to move for Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, Dortmund's Mats Hummels at the end of the season - and will monitor Dutchman Kevin Strootman.

  17. What's the secret to Koeman's success?

    Football

    Ronald Koeman (left)

    What's is the secret behind Ronald Koeman's success at Southampton? It can't be chips and mayonnaise, right?

    "Ronald took a couple of chips, slapped them in the mayonnaise and just as he was about to eat them, manager Theo Verlangen said: 'Koeman! If you eat those, that's a 500 guilder fine!' Ronald stuffed them in his mouth and said: 'Make it a thousand,'" recalls Rob McDonald, who once played with the former Ajax man.

    To read more about Koeman's recipe for success, read Ben Dirs' excellent feature on the Dutchman.

  18. McClaren a pull for Derby loanees - Rush

    Football

    The respect that Derby County head coach Steve McClaren commands within football has played a major role in allowing the club to fully exploit the loan market, according to chief executive Sam Rush.

    The Rams signed England Under-21 winger Thomas Ince and Manchester United's Jesse Lingard on transfer deadline day.

    Rush told BBC Radio Derby: "The key to bringing in the loan signings is Steve McClaren and his reputation. Clubs want their young players to come because they believe they'll develop."

  19. Henchoz predicts Liverpool win

    Football

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Bolton will host Liverpool this evening in the FA Cup fourth-round replay and former Reds defender Stephane Henchoz believes his old club should progress against the Championship side.

    "Brendan Rodgers has a system, playing three centre backs, and it's working quite good," Henchoz told BBC Radio 5 live.

    "It's already a good basis for the team. Since Christmas, when they beat Swansea 4-1, they're playing a lot better. Any time they've got the ball they seem dangerous.

    "Philippe Coutinho is playing very well. I can see the game being a bit easier for Liverpool because they will have more space and they can take advantage of that."

  20. Edinburgh's Gills move hits hitch

    Football

    Justin Edinburgh

    Nothing is ever straightforward, just ask Justin Edinburgh who could remain as Newport County boss despite telling the League Two club he wants to take up the managerial vacancy at Gillingham.

    County have accepted Gills' request to speak to Edinburgh about succeeding Peter Taylor, but Gillingham chairman Paul Scally is refusing to pay a six-figure compensation fee to Newport.

    BBC Wales Sport understands the League One club have until the end of Wednesday to agree a deal with County.

  21. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Who would you choose as the next QPR manager and what move should Harry Redknapp make next? Tweet us using the hashtag #bbcsportsday or write your views on BBC Sport's Facebook page.

    NeeOrg: Kevin Keegan for QPR, he has the ability to get confidence out of players and it's exactly what QPR need.

    fqiren: Gary Johnson to QPR then?

    Jack: Redknapp should retire! Arguably the most overrated manager of a generation - 32 years as a manger and he won one major trophy!

  22. Skiverton in temporary charge at Yeovil

    Football

    Gary Johnson

    Here's some more on Gary Johnson's sacking as Yeovil manager.

    Assistant manager and former full-time boss Terry Skiverton has been placed in temporary charge.

    Yeovil were relegated from the Championship last season and are currently bottom of League One, four points from safety with only six wins from 28 games.

  23. Is patriotism still important in Test rugby?

    Rugby Union

    Tom Fordyce

    BBC Sport chief sports writer

    Alun Wyn Jones

    Is patriotism still important in Test rugby, asks BBC Sport's chief sports writer Tom Fordyce as he explores the issue in the build up to Wales' clash against England on Friday.

    "Patriotism is complicated a personal, nebulous mish-mash of myth, pride and occasion. And professional sport doesn't have much room for the nebulous, for the uncontrolled, for passion without a strict purpose," writes Fordyce as he chats to Colin Charvis and New Zealand's Vern Cotter.

  24. Cellino will return - Leeds chairman

    Football

    Leeds United chairman Andrew Umbers is confident owner Massimo Cellino will return to Elland Road when he has served his Football League ban.

    The Italian has been disqualified from having anything to do with the running of the club until 10 April.

    "I know Massimo well and it is his absolute intention to come back to Elland Road," former investment banker Umbers told BBC Radio Leeds. "He is the steward of this ship. I am the steward of it while he is away, but it is his ship."

  25. 'Hard decision' for Yeovil chairman

    Football

    Yeovil chairman John Fry on sacking of Gary Johnson:"The decision to relieve Gary of his management duties is the hardest I have been involved in during my 23 years at Huish Park.

    "I cannot speak too highly of the man who in the past brought so much success to our club. We part company on good terms and I would like personally to wish him well for the future.

    "Gary took the Glovers from the Conference to the Championship and is regarded as one of the best managers in the Football League. More importantly, he is one of the most successful managers in Yeovil Town's 119 year history."

  26. BREAKING NEWS: Yeovil sack Johnson

    Football

    Gary Johnson

    League One strugglers Yeovil Town have sacked manager Gary Johnson.

  27. Rodgers sends condolence letter to fan

    Football

    Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has sent a touching letter of condolence to a supporter whose grandfather recently died.

    Joe Nelson received the letter following the death of his grandfather Roy, an Anfield season ticket holder for more than 60 years.

    The letter read: "Roy is part of our LFC family and always will be."

    "I couldn't believe it at first," said fan Joe. "I took it straight to my dad to show him. We were both absolutely made up that such an important person for the club had thought about the family at this sad time."

    Brendan Rodgers letter
  28. Dynaste ruled out of Cheltenham Festival

    Horse Racing

    Cheltenham Festival winner Dynaste will miss the 2015 meeting and has been ruled out for the season by trainer David Pipe.

    Last year's Ryanair Chase victor strained a hind leg when finishing third at the track last month.

  29. Williams praises Monk

    Football

    Garry Monk

    It's 12 months since Garry Monk stepped up from the Swansea City playing squad to take over from the sacked Michael Laudrup. Doesn't time fly.

    Monk ensured Premier League survival last season and the Welsh side are currently ninth in the table and club captain Ashley Williams has praised the 35-year-old's impact during the last year.

    "People appreciate the work that he does and the way he prepares us for games," Williams said. "The football that we've played, even when we haven't played great, you can see how committed the boys are."

  30. Wales will not dominate - Carling

    Rugby Union

    Will Carling

    Wales are "pretty intimidating" says England's former Grand Slam-winning captain Will Carling - but Warren Gatland's men will find it "much harder" to beat England in Cardiff on Friday than they did in 2013.

    Wales won 30-3 to deny Grand Slam chasing England on their last Millennium Stadium visit.

    "I don't think they'll be dominated as much as they were in the scrum two years ago and that's what really broke them and led to the big points," said Carling, who won 72 international caps.

    "I think they're going to be much harder from a Welsh point of view...if they [England] get a few breaks in the first half, who knows?

  31. Cipriani a mummy's boy

    Rugby Union

    Danny Cipriani

    Sale outside-half Danny Cipriani has said it's an honour to be back in the England squad after he was named as a replacement for Friday's opening Six Nations game against Wales.

    "It's an honour to be able to put on the England shirt again and train with such quality players! Been a long journey, am very proud," he tweeted.

    "The best thing about it all is seeing how happy my mum is! Looking forward to Friday now."

  32. West Ham to focus on Man Utd clash

    Football

    West Ham have issued a statement after they were fined £71,000 by Fifa for breaching rules over striker Diafra Sakho.

    The Hammers said: "The club and the player have received the decision and will now be focusing their concentration on the game against Manchester United on Sunday."

    Manager Sam Allardyce said at the weekend that Sakho would be rested until the row had been resolved and he was not named in the squad for last Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Liverpool, but will be available for Sunday.

  33. Serena Williams to compete in Indian Wells

    Tennis

    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent on Radio 5 live sports extra

    Serena Williams

    "Serena Williams is to compete in Indian Wells for the first time since being jeered by spectators in the final of 2001.

    "The crowd were unhappy that Serena's sister Venus had pulled out of their semi-final because of injury. In an article for this week's TIME (Magazine), the world number one writes that "the undercurrent of racism was painful, confusing and unfair."

    "Williams believes that the sport has come a long way since then, and says she will return to California in March with "a new understanding of the true meaning of forgiveness.""

  34. Wales Test a step up for Ford - Lancaster

    Rugby Union

    BBC Radio 5 live

    George Ford

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster says George Ford will come through the tough test he will face in Cardiff on Friday.

    The Bath outside-half will make his first Six Nations start when England take on Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

    Lancaster said: "For George it's another set up, in terms of pressure and scrutiny, but every step he's taken as a player he's taken it and it's George and Ben Youngs is an exciting combination for us.

    "Wales's backline is not too dissimilar to the one we faced at Twickenham last year and we beat them. We need to make sure we execute on the day and have belief in the players we've got because we certainly believe we can win."

  35. Crawley bring in striker Pogba

    Football

    Crawley have signed former Wrexham and Crewe striker Mathias Pogba on a deal until the end of the season.

    The 24-year-old Guinea international, elder brother of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and twin of St Etienne defender Florentin Pogba, was a free agent after leaving Italian Serie B side Pescara.

    "Mathias can play anywhere across the front or out wide so he gives us options," interim boss Dean Saunders told the club website.

  36. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Today we're asking: who would you choose as the next QPR manager and what move should Harry Redknapp make next? Tweet us using the hashtag #bbcsportsday or write your views on BBC Sport's Facebook page.

    Tom Storm: As QPR fan I'd like Sherwood or McClaren, whoever the appointment though my feeling is we need to go down to rebuild

    UnSimpleSimon: Redknapp needs a mid-table team like Stoke to revive his fortunes, just like Hughes did.

    Oscar George: Nigel Adkins would be a good shout. He's out of work and has experience in the lower divisions.

  37. Barcelona president blames Real Madrid

    Football

    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has insinuated that bitter enemies Real Madrid had a part to play in the Neymar transfer court case in which he has been called to give evidence.

    "We have done nothing wrong and we will keep saying the truth. The signing of Neymar took place using the most prestigious lawyers," Bartomeu told Spanish television.

    "I'm not saying Madrid are behind this but Neymar's father told me that there were two offers: Barca and Madrid. Madrid wanted to buy him and were ready to pay more for him.

    Bartomeu will be questioned on 13 February over whether Barcelona and their directors defrauded the Spanish tax office of 2.8 million euros (£2.1m) during the 2014 tax year.

  38. England have made positive changes - Lancaster

    Rugby Union

    BBC Radio 5 live

    James Haskell on the attack for England against New Zealand side Crusaders in 2014

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster has said he has made 'positive changes' to his side despite having to make enforced changes because of injury.

    Only nine members of the England team which beat Australia in the autumn are in the starting XV to face Wales on Friday because of injuries.

    But Lancaster told BBC Radio 5 live: "Obviously, the cards we were dealt with as the camp unfolded, particularly after the European weekend, some of the original decisions we had to make we have to change.

    "Looking at the replacement, James Haskell for Tom Wood, for example, Jonathan Joseph getting a chance for Brad Barritt. I think they're positive changes and we're looking forward to the game."

  39. Scotland forward Wilson suspended

    Rugby Union

    Scotland forward Ryan Wilson has been suspended - without pay - by Glasgow Warriors for a period of three months for assaulting a fellow rugby player while dressed as batman. He will not be considered for Scotland selection until 23 August, 2015.

  40. West Ham fined and reprimanded over Sakho

    Football

    Diafra Sakho

    West Ham have been fined £71,000 and reprimanded by Fifa's disciplinary committee over Diafra Sakho's appearance in the FA Cup tie against Bristol City on 25 January.

    The club had informed the Senegalese FA he was not fit to play for his country in the African Nations Cup.

  41. Woods tribute to 'grandfather' Sifford

    Golf

    Charlie Sifford

    Tiger Woods has paid tribute to Dr Charles "Charlie" Sifford after the golfing pioneer died aged 92.

    Woods has credited Sifford, the first African-American golfer to play on the PGA tour, for paving the way for his own career.

    The 14-times major champion tweeted on Wednesday: "Terrible loss for golf and me personally. My grandfather is gone and we all lost a brave, decent and honorable man. I'll miss you Charlie."

  42. Cricket's Greatest ODI XI

    Cricket

    Thank you for voting in our Greatest ODI XI. The vote has now closed and three middle-order batsmen have now been selected. But the final result will not be revealed until the Tuffers & Vaughan show on BBC Radio 5 live on Monday, 9 February from 21:00 GMT and on the BBC Sport website.

    But if that has whetted your appetite, join us again on Thursday, when there will be a vote on the all-rounders.

  43. England made to listen to hymns

    Rugby Union

    Wales fan

    England have been training with a recording of the Welsh favourite Hymns and Arias ringing in their ears, with loud speakers in their indoor training centre playing the Max Boyce classic.

    "It's just a way of trying to replicate, for the players who have not been there, the sound of the Millennium Stadium," says head coach Stuart Lancaster.

    "And also how clear your communication has to be because often you can't hear yourself on the field. It just replicates that and gives them a chance to prepare."

  44. Cricket's Greatest ODI XI - Steve Waugh (Australia)

    Cricket

    Steve Waugh

    Won two World Cups, 12 years apart, in which time he transformed himself from useful all-rounder to the personification of Australian toughness. Batted at seven and bowled first-change in the 1987 final victory and captained Australia to their 1999 success. In that tournament, Waugh's 120 dragged Australia from the brink of elimination against South Africa, when Herschelle Gibbs famously "dropped the World Cup".

    ODIs: 325; Runs: 7,569; Average: 32.90; Strike rate: 75.91

  45. Cipriani the maverick England need - Carling

    Rugby Union

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Danny Cipriani

    Former England captain Will Carling has said Danny Cipriani could provide England with the spark they have been missing.

    Cipriani has been named as a replacement by England for their Six Nations opener against Wales on Friday.

    "I'm pleased," Carling, speaking on BBC Radio 5 live, said of the Sale outside-half's inclusion in the 23-man squad. "He's an incredibly talented guy. His behaviour probably wasn't what it should have been, but he's knuckled down and deserves a chance.

    "He can offer a style of play which makes them more unpredictable and more dangerous. You can get to a certain level in a team without brilliance, but they need a certain spark at the moment and Cipriani can do that."

  46. Cricket's Greatest ODI XI - Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

    Cricket

    Kumar Sangakkara

    The third-highest runscorer in ODI history, while his 113 scores of 50 or more is bettered only by Sachin Tendulkar. Seemingly improving with age, at 37, Sangakkara's 1,256 runs in 2014 were more than any other batsman in the calendar year. With 474 victims, Sangakkara is also the most successful ODI wicketkeeper of all time.

    ODIs: 397; Runs: 13,693; Average: 40.99; Strike rate: 78.08; Catches: 378 (as keeper); Stumpings: 96.

  47. Schurrle reflects on Wolfsburg switch

    Football

    Andre Schurrle poses with the Wolfsburg jersey

    Former Chelsea player Andre Schurrle says he has no regrets about leaving Stamford Bridge to join Wolfsburg in the January transfer window, although he admitted he had wanted to stay at the English club.

    "The last weeks or last month I tended towards changing something because I wanted to do what is fun for me and that is to play football. I could only do it briefly at Chelsea in the past weeks," he told a news conference in Germany.

    "I will never regret this [Chelsea]. I still love this club, the staff are amazing. I developed my game, I improved myself there. I was a different player when I came to Chelsea. It helped me a lot."

  48. Forest will pay debts - Al Hasawi

    Football

    Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi has promised to pay any outstanding transfer fees "imminently" after the club were placed under a full embargo.

    Forest failed to meet the latest instalment to Peterborough United for £5m summer signing Britt Assombalonga.

    Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony called Forest's failure to pay a "disgrace".

    But Al Hasawi said on Twitter: "I can assure you any outstanding payments will be resolved imminently and our embargo situation will not change."

  49. Cricket's Greatest ODI XI - Sir Viv Richards (West Indies)

    Cricket

    Viv Richards

    The 'Master Blaster', perhaps the most devastating batsman of all, laying waste attacks with a maroon cap on his head and chewing gum in his mouth. A two-time World Cup winner, including a man-of-the-match performance in the 1979 final. However, it is for an unbeaten 189 against England that he is best remembered, an ODI record that stood for 13 years.

    ODIs: 187; Runs: 6,721; Average: 47.00; Strike rate: 90.20

  50. QPR make contact with Sherwood

    Football

    Latest news on the QPR managerial role and although the club have made contact with former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood, there is no agreement or deal in place.

    Derby and former England manger Steve McClaren is also being linked with the role with an official announcement expected next week.

  51. McIlroy settles dispute

    Golf

    BBC News reports that golfer Rory McIlroy's settlement with his former agent is understood to be well over $20m (£15m) plus costs.

    The world's number one golfer had been suing Horizon Sports Management in a multi-million pound wrangle.

    In a joint statement on Wednesday, the two parties said the legal dispute had been "settled to the satisfaction of both parties".

  52. Cricket's Greatest ODI XI - Ricky Ponting (Australia)

    Cricket

    Ricky Ponting

    A three-time World Cup winner, who twice captained Australia to the trophy, hitting 140 in the 2003 final victory over India. His 13,704 runs and 30 centuries are numbers bettered only by Tendulkar, while his electric fielding resulted in 160 catches, the second-highest of all time.

    ODIs: 375; Runs: 13,704; Average: 42.03; Strike rate: 80.39

  53. Doncaster meeting abandoned

    Horse Racing

    More weather problems for horse racing.

    Thursday's card at Doncaster scheduled for Thursday has been abandoned due to a frozen track while there are morning inspections ahead of the scheduled fixtures at Huntingdon and Taunton.

  54. Cricket's Greatest ODI XI - Clive Lloyd (West Indies)

    Cricket

    Clive Lloyd

    With hunched shoulders and thick glasses, Lloyd was a world away from the modern cricketing athlete, but led West Indies' rise in the 1970s and was captain for the World Cup triumphs of 1975 and 1979. He was also a powerful destroyer of bowling in his own right, demonstrated by his 85-ball 102 in the inaugural final against Australia.

    ODIs: 87; Runs: 1,977; Average: 39.54; Strike rate: 81.22

  55. Milan plan for new home

    Football

    Milan's proposed stadium

    AC Milan have unveiled tentative plans for a new 48,000-seat stadium with a retractable roof to open for the 2018-19 season.

    The club posted a video featuring a model of the two-tier arena to be built next to the club's recently opened headquarters in the Portell-Fiera area of the city which would cost 300-320m euros (£226m-£241m)

    Architect Emilio Faroldi says the stadium plan was inspired by Arsenal's Emirates Stadium in London, plus arenas in Basel and Neuchatel, Switzerland, and Bilbao, Spain. Final approval is expected in March.

  56. Cavendish wins opener in Dubai

    Cycling

    Mark Cavendish

    Mark Cavendish has won the opening stage of the Dubai Tour in a sprint finish for his second victory of the season.

    The Etixx-Quick Step rider beat Italians Andrea Guardini (Astana) and Elia Viviani (Team Sky) at the end of the 145km route from Dubai International Marine Club to Union House Flag.

    The Manxman opened his 2015 account at the Tour de San Luis in Argentina.

    The four-stage Dubai race concludes on Saturday.

  57. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Today we're asking: who would you choose as the next QPR manager and why? Tweet us using the hashtag #bbcsportsday or write your views on BBC Sport's Facebook page.

    Jay: Given that QPR are destined for relegation, they should invite a different long-standing fan to manage each remaining game

    Dave Fassam: Me for QPR manager! With the talent they have in that squad they should not be performing as poorly as they are

    Diegwu: Whoever QPR is bringing, should be someone that is ready to go down to the championship with them.

  58. Cricket's Greatest ODI XI - Brian Lara (West Indies)

    Cricket

    Brian Lara

    A slayer of attacks, with huge backlift usually followed by a flowing cover drive or a one-legged pull shot. Most famous for his individual records in Test cricket, Lara is one of only three non-Asian batsmen (along with Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis) to have registered more than 10,000 ODI runs.

    ODIs: 299; Runs: 10,405; Average: 40.48; Strike rate: 79.51

  59. Force India set to start season

    Formula 1

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport chief F1 writer

    "Force India insist that there is no chance they could miss the start of the season despite serious delays in the preparation of their new car.

    The team missed this week's first pre-season test in Jerez and now say it is unlikely their 2015 car will be ready for the next session.

    But a spokesman said that the team would be in Barcelona from 19-22 February, probably in their 2014 car and added there was 'no truth' in claims they would miss Australia's first race."

  60. Cricket's Greatest ODI XI - Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan)

    Cricket

    Inzamam

    A 22-year-old Inzamam showed his talent in the semi-finals of the 1992 World Cup, hitting 60 from 37 balls to defeat New Zealand and send Pakistan to a final against England that they would win. His large frame often made him a figure of fun, but a combination of touch and power put him the sixth on the all-time runscorers' list.

    ODIs: 378; Runs: 11,739; Average: 39.52; Strike rate: 74.24

  61. Great Britain win opening Fed Cup qualifier

    Tennis

    Britain have won their opening game in their Fed Cup qualifying in Budapest after singles wins for Heather Watson and Johanna Konta against Liechtenstein gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead.

    Their next match will be against Ukraine on Thursday

  62. Cricket's Greatest ODI XI - AB De Villiers (South Africa)

    Cricket

    AB De Villiers

    The epitome of the modern, three-format batsman, De Villiers can destroy an attack with classical strokeplay, ingenuity and raw power. The fastest man to 7,000 ODI runs, but that record is nothing compared with the devastation wreaked on the West Indies on 18 January. A 16-ball fifty, a 31-ball century, both the fastest in ODIs, in an innings of 149 in 44 balls that contained a record-equalling 16 sixes. De Villiers has also claimed 97 dismissals on occasions when he has played as wicketkeeper-batsman.

    ODIs: 179; Runs: 7,459; Average: 52.16; Strike rate: 97.16; Catches: 92 (as keeper); Stumpings: 5

  63. London Irish want lock Symons

    Rugby Union

    London Irish have held talks with highly-rated Chiefs lock Matt Symons, academy coach Declan Danaher has told BBC Radio Berkshire.

    Symons, 24, has established himself at the Chiefs after moving from England to New Zealand to play amateur rugby.

    "If we're lucky enough to get hold of him, he's a dynamic and exciting lock who's played in the Super 15 in a very good team," said Danaher. "I think the club have spoken to him but I suppose we'll find out a lot more in the next couple of days."

  64. Cricket's Greatest ODI XI - Michael Bevan (Australia)

    Cricket

    Michael Bevan

    A finisher before the rest of the world knew what a finisher was, Bevan made a career of dragging Australia over the line in run-chases, often with only the tail for company. A two-time World Cup winner, Bevan's average is the highest of any retired player and of all of ODI batsmen to have registered more than 6,000 runs.

    ODIs: 232; Runs: 6,912; Average: 53.58; Strike rate: 74.16

  65. Ward wins in Zagreb

    Tennis

    James Ward

    British number two James Ward continued his climb towards the world's top 100 by beating Antonio Veic to reach the second round of the Zagreb Indoors.

    The world number 109, who gave veteran Spaniard Fernando Verdasco a real scare at the Australian Open last month, needed just over an hour to defeat home hopeful Veic 6-2 6-4 in the Croatian capital.

    Ward, 27, fired three aces past his first-round opponent and saved three of four break points and will next face fifth seed Andreas Seppi of Italy.

  66. Cricket's Greatest ODI XI

    Imran Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Shane Warne
    Image caption: Imran Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Shane Warne

    It's almost here... the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

    And, to mark the competition's opening on the weekend of 14 February, BBC Sport is conducting a vote on the world's greatest one-day international XI. Each day, Sportsday Live readers will get to vote for the different components which make up the side - opening batsmen, middle-order batsmen, all-rounders, wicketkeepers, pace bowlers and spin bowlers. The contenders have been nominated by the Test Match Special team.

    Voting on each category will take place on each weekday, with two votes on 9 February. The vote result won't be revealed until the Tuffers & Vaughan show on BBC Radio 5 live on Monday, 9 February and on the BBC Sport website.

    The second one is live now and we'll profile the contenders during the course of the next 120 minutes. You can vote for one player, with the top three being selected as middle-order batsmen. If Kumar Sangakkara and AB de Villiers are not selected as middle-order batsmen, they will be added to the wicketkeepers vote. Terms and conditions are here. Happy voting!

    View the full list of contenders here.

  67. Fan switches from red to blue

    Football

    Raymond Moore

    While West Ham players have formed a band for charity, a lifelong Everton fan has swapped from blue to Liverpool red before this weekend's Merseyside derby to raise money.

    The Liverpool Echo reports that 51-year-old Raymond Moore is doing a series of challenges.

    He has already run 10k and completed the three peaks challenge, but the most difficult task will probably be on Saturday when he will have to cheer for Liverpool rather than his beloved Toffees.

  68. Last year's leading two return for Aintree Grand National

    Horse Racing

    Pineau De Re

    Last year's first and second Pineau De Re and Balthazar King head the entries for the 168th running of the Aintree Grand National on Saturday 11 April.

    Also amongst 98 horses entered - a figure that is down 17 on 12 months ago - are the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere and rising star steeplechaser Many Clouds.

  69. Cover your ears - West Ham players form a band

    Football

    Alex Song

    Ever heard a band that sound so bad they make you want to cover your ears and scream 'no more'? Cue West Ham's band, featuring players Alex Song, Mark Noble, Kevin NOlan, Stewart Downing and Cheikhou Kouyate.

    Song has posted a clip of the band jamming and, rather than having the voice of an angel, the midfielder sounds like Scooby-Doo.

    Although you suspect they won't be troubling the chart - it is all for charity.

  70. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Lewis Kay: Don't get why Tim Sherwood is lauded as an experienced quality manager, had an average half season at spurs, and that's it

    Callum: How about Eddie Howe at QPR and Redknapp to take over at Bournemouth...?

    David Meacock: Surely if Sherwood got the job he cannot be blamed for them going down - damage is done. Should be given a chance in the Championship

    Today we're asking: who would you choose as the next QPR manager and why? Tweet us using the hashtag #bbcsportsday or write your views on BBC Sport's Facebook page.

  71. Chapman recalled to England squad

    Football

    Katie Chapman

    Midfielder Katie Chapman has been recalled to the England squad for the friendly with the USA on 13 February.

    The 32-year-old last played internationally in 2010, but stopped after not receiving backing over childcare issues.

    However, manager Mark Sampson reassured her the door was open for a return to the national set-up and this is her first call-up in five years while defender Anita Asante, who plays in Sweden, also returns.

  72. Football

    Football

    The air ambulance at Huddersfield

    Huddersfield defender Tommy Smith has told the Huddersfield Examiner of his moment of panic after he was airlifted to Leeds General Hospital when he was knocked out in Saturday's defeat to derby rivals Leeds.

    "I can remember all the game up until the incident quite clearly, but then I felt as though I clashed my head from both sides and, when I went down, that was pretty much it," he said.

    "I regained full consciousness when we were halfway to the hospital in the helicopter, which took me by surprise, and when I realised where I was I started panicking a little bit. I was all strapped up to keep me secure and the panic came about because I couldn't really move.

    "I remember thinking to myself just to try and keep calm, to close my eyes and hopefully the whole experience will be over in no time."

  73. Pietersen to join TMS for Cricket World Cup

    Kevin Pietersen

    Kevin Pietersen will be part of the BBC Test Match Special commentary team during the upcoming Cricket World Cup.

    The four-time Ashes winner will join the team from the quarter-finals onwards and the 34-year-old says he is looking forward to it.

    "I really enjoyed having a go at some commentary during the Big Bash and it will be good to return to Australia for the climax of what should be a really exciting tournament," he said.

  74. Has Redknapp lost his sparkle?

    Football

    Harry Redknapp

    Harry Redknapp resigned as QPR manager on Tuesday but have we seen the last of him in the dugout or will he pop up again to talk transfers through the window of his car?

    BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty asks whether the former Tottenham boss has lost his sparkle.

    "Just five wins all season - and an horrendous run of 11 straight league defeats away from Loftus Road - tell the story," writes McNulty. "By the time he quit, Redknapp had lost 26 of 48 Premier League games in charge, winning just nine. Contrast this with his fine spell at Spurs, where he won 71 of 144 games."

  75. Sherwood QPR frontrunner

    Football

    Tim Sherwood

    Tim Sherwood has emerged as a frontrunner to become the next Queens Park Rangers manager.

    Derby boss Steve McClaren and Real Madrid assistant coach Paul Clement are also in the frame to replace Harry Redknapp, 67, who resigned on Tuesday.

    QPR chairman Tony Fernandes is keen to bring in a young manager with a focus on nurturing young talent.

  76. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    McIlroy reaches settlement

    Rory McIlroy was at court on Tuesday

    Golfer Rory McIlroy has reached an out-of-court settlement with his former management company Horizon Sports Management at the High Court in Dublin

    McIlroy had been suing Horizon following a multi-million euros dispute over fees.

    The period under dispute coincided with McIlroy's sponsorship deal with Nike, said to be worth about $100m (£66m) and the golfer complained that fees charged by Horizon were excessive.

    The management company was counter-suing for outstanding fees, alleging breaches of contract.

  77. England have new-look centre partnership

    Rugby Union

    Jonathan Joseph

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster on England's new centre partnership of Luther Burrell and Jonathan Joseph: "Jonathan has been one of the form centres in the country. He and Luther have trained well together and this is a big opportunity for both of them."

  78. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Oliver Jones: We've made worse appointments than Sherwood recently - Redknapp and Hughes! I would go with Hasselbaink

    Paul Jones: I don't even think I could keep QPR up now and I've won the Europa League with Stoke on Football Manager

    Gilles: Tim Sherwood is an obvious and ready-made replacement for Harry Redknapp at QPR. Available and has experience.

    Today we're asking: who would you choose as the next QPR manager and why? Tweet us using the hashtag #bbcsportsday or write your views on BBC Sport's Facebook page.

  79. 'Mourinho will be at Chelsea for a decade'

    Football

    Mendes and Mourinho are good friends
    Image caption: Jorges Mendes and Jose Mourinho

    Football super-agent Jorges Mendes has been talking about all sorts of things with BBC sports editor Dan Roan. Well, all sorts of football things.

    One topic has been Jose Mourinho, and Mendes does not think his client will ever manage Manchester United.

    "Jose will stay for sure," said Mendes of the Chelsea manager. "He will be the Sir Alex Ferguson of Chelsea Football Club. He loves the supporters, he loves the city and I think he will stay there for more than 10 years."

  80. Kockott to make first French start

    Rugby Union

    France's Rory Kockott

    As well as England, France have named their first team for the 2015 Six Nations campaign.

    South African-born scrum-half Rory Kockott will make his first start in their opener against against Scotland on Saturday in Paris.

    After three substitute appearances during the November internationals, the 28-year-old Castres half-back will line-up alongside Camille Lopez, who starts at fly-half.

    Scott Spedding, another South African born player who only made his France debut in November, continues at full-back while Stade Francais prop Rabah Slimani comes in at tight-head.

  81. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Who should take over at Loftus Road? Here are some of your views from the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Mike Morgan: I think Sherwood would be making a big mistake by taking that job. QPR are destined for relegation.

    Robert Fincham: I'm not a QPR or Spurs fan, but, if Tim Sherwood could not cut it at Spurs when he was manager there, what difference are things going to be at QPR if he takes up that role. Think on!

    Jonny O'Brien: The fans (of other clubs in or near the relegation zone) would be delighted by Sherwood's appointment.

    Tweet us using the hashtag #bbcsportsday or visit the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  82. Fletcher too 'similar' for Albion

    Football

    Former West Bromwich Albion defender Daryl Burgess does not believe the signing of Manchester United's Darren Fletcher will significantly improve the Baggies' midfield.

    Burgess told BBC WM that Fletcher is "very similar to the type of players they already have at the club".

    Fletcher, who turned out to be new Albion manager Tony Pulis's only deadline day signing, is expected to make his Baggies debut at Burnley this Sunday (12:00 GMT).

  83. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood is set to replace Harry Redknapp as QPR boss, but who do you think should take over at Loftus Road, and why? Tweet us using the hashtag #bbcsportsday or visit BBC Sport's Facebook page.

  84. Ferdinand's new role at QPR

    Football

    Club owner Tony Fernandes says he has been impressed with Les Ferdinand since his return to the club in October as head of football operations and says he will play a key role in the club's new direction.

    "Our recruitment policy at QPR is changing," he said. "We want to develop a philosophy of buying young, hungry players, who can go on to forge decent careers with us.

    "We've made a number of mistakes in the transfer market over the last few years and it's something we want to change. We don't want to be a buying club - we want to nurture young talent and build a young, ambitious team.

    "Premier League survival is our priority in the short term, but in the medium and long term we want to make sure everything is in place, from the academy upwards, to create a culture and philosophy within the club that QPR fans can be proud of."

  85. Ferdinand named QPR Director of Football

    Football

    Les Ferdinand and Tony Fernandes

    Changes are continuing at QPR following Harry Redknapp's resignation on Tuesday with former player Les Ferdinand named director of football at the club.

    The 48-year-old re-joined the Loftus Road club in October as head of football operations and will now be responsible for overseeing the entire footballing department and building for the future.

    "Everyone knows what this club means to me and if anything the last few months have only enhanced the feelings I have for QPR," he said.

    "Working closely with Tony [Fernandes] and the Board, I can assure QPR fans that they are desperate to create a lasting legacy at Loftus Road and the role of Director of Football will be hugely important in terms of where we want to take this club in the future.

  86. Konta wins Fed Cup opener

    Tennis

    Great Britain's women have started their Fed Cup qualification campaign against Liechtenstein in style, with Johanna Konta winning the opening match of the tie 6-0 6-0 in Budapest with the doubles and second singles matches to come.

    The rest of the team is made up of Heather Watson, Jocelyn Rae and Anna Smith while Judy Murray is the captain.

  87. Guardiola tipped for Qatar move

    Football

    Wddnesday's Sport Bild

    Reports in Germany suggest that Bayern Munich and former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola could take over as Qatar's coach for the 2022 World Cup.

    The 44-year-old signed a three-year contract with Bayern when he joined in 2013 but has yet to agree a new deal with the Bundesliga leaders. German newspaper Sport Bild dedicated its front page on Wednesday to speculation that he could be tempted by a lucrative deal with the 2022 World Cup hosts.

    The 44-year-old spent two seasons at the end of his playing career at Qatar Stars League side Al-Ahli and was part of the 2022 World Cup bid.

  88. Cole returns for England

    Rugby Union

    Dan Cole

    In the England side, Dan Cole takes over from David Wilson in a pack showing four changes from the one that started the last international against Australia, with lock George Kruis in for Courtney Lawes, James Haskell replacing Tom Wood at blind side flanker and Billy Vunipola taking over from Ben Morgan at number eight.

    Jonathan Joseph and Luther Burrell form the centre partnership in the only changes to the backs.

    Nick Easter and Danny Cipriani are confirmed on the bench while the team has only five starters from those who were in the starting side for the 30-3 defeat in Cardiff two years ago.

  89. England name team for Six Nations opener

    Rugby Union

    England have recalled four Lions for Friday's Six Nations opener against Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

    Dan Cole starts at tight-head prop while his Leicester team-mates Tom Youngs and Tom Croft, as well as Saracens' Mako Vunipola are included among the replacements.

  90. Clarke set to be fit for World Cup

    Cricket

    Michael Clarke

    Michael Clarke will be fit to captain Australia at the World Cup, according to coach Darren Lehmann.

    Clarke, who is recovering from a hamstring injury, is due to play for a Cricket Australia XI against Bangladesh in Brisbane on Thursday.

    The 33-year-old was injured playing against India in the first Test at Adelaide in December, and even suggested he may never play again given his age and recent injury record. But he has stepped up his recovery and took part in fielding drills and net sessions on Wednesday, having played in Sydney grade cricket at the weekend.

  91. Armstrong charged over road crash

    Cycling

    Lance Armstrong

    Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident after crashing into two parked cars in the American ski resort of Aspen, Colorado.

    According to police, the cyclist left before officers arrived and allowed his girlfriend Anna Hansen to take the blame.

    Armstong, 43, who was stripped of seven Tour de France titles for doping, faces court on 17 March and could face a fine and up to 90 days in jail if convicted of the charges of leaving the scene and driving too fast for the snowy conditions.

    If you missed it last week, you can still watch sports editor Dan Roan's interview with Armstrong on the BBC Sport website.

  92. Latest gossip

    Football

    Danny_ings

    Just days after the end of the transfer window, the speculation has already begun on who will go where in the summer.

    Manchester City are considering a move for Burnley striker Danny Ings, 22, who will be out of contract in the summer, says the Manchester Evening News.

    But the Daily Mail says Liverpool are ready to exploit a little-known Premier League rule to sign Ings despite failing with a bid in the transfer window.

    The Daily Express reports that Malaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho, 24, says the Spanish club may be forced to sell him this summer, with Liverpool and Arsenal thought to be keen on signing the Spain international.

    You can read more gossip on our, well, gossip page.

  93. De Gea not going anywhere - Mendes

    Football

    David de Gea

    Football agent Jorge Mendes believes Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, who is one of his clients, will stay at Old Trafford.

    The 24-year-old Spaniard, who joined United for a £17.8m fee in 2011, has been linked with a big-money move to Real Madrid.

    "He has one year left on his contract and I think that he will stay in Manchester," said the 49-year-old Mendes, who is reported to have brokered more than £1bn worth of transfers. "The player will decide, but he's happy there, at the moment."

  94. Golfer Sifford dies

    Golf

    Charlie Sifford

    We have some sad news to tell you this morning because Charlie Sifford, the first black golfer to become a member of the PGA Tour, has died aged 92.

    Sifford twice won on Tour in the 1960s and was inducted into golf's Hall of Fame in 2004.

    Last year President Obama presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In the world of golf, it's an honour only Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer have received.

  95. Today's back pages

    The Metro

    The Metro's back page focuses on Harry Redknapp's resignation as QPR manager. "Harry's Pain," they say. "Limping Redknapp quits QPR to have knee surgery."

  96. 'Genius' Ferguson impossible to replace

    Football

    Sir Alex Ferguson signed off with another Premier League title

    Football super-agent Jorges Mendes has said Manchester United still have not found a replacement for their "genius" former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

    Mendes - who represents several top players at Old Trafford - told BBC Sport that executive chairman Ed Woodward was "the right guy to drive Manchester United to find a way to win important trophies".

    "But at the same time, he has just one problem - it's completely impossible to find someone like Sir Alex Ferguson because he's a god, he's a genius and to find a genius is very difficult," Mendes said. "You have one in England - Jose Mourinho."

  97. 'Gerrard the greatest'

    Bolton v Liverpool (19:45 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Steven Gerrard

    Former Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz has been talking to BBC Radio 5 live about Reds captain Steven Gerrard, who is set to make his 700th appearance for the club in this evening's FA Cup replay against Bolton.

    Henchoz, who was playing for Blackburn when Gerrard made his Liverpool debut in 1998 against Rovers, said: "Nobody at the time could ever imagine that he'd be the player he's been, being the greatest player of all time for Liverpool.

    "It just shows the talent Steven Gerrard has got, obviously as well the dedication. It shows how good a pro he's been all these years.

    "I doubt anyone will play that many games for Liverpool. These days football has changed. Who playes for a club for 10 years?"

  98. Let it snow

    Football

    lionel_messi

    Lionel Messi is probably more comfortable weaving between defenders, but the Barcelona forward is still quite adept at negotiating a sleigh, though not the best in the world.

    Messi's girlfriend posted a video on Instagram of the couple and their son enjoying in the snow, with Antonella Roccuzzo declaring "I beat them" as they raced downhill on their sleds.

  99. Today's back pages

    The Sun

    The Sun also has a celebratory pic of Juan Mata, while they also claim to have an exclusive, claiming Tim Sherwood as the 'frontrunner' to become QPR manager and Harry Redknapp saying he will manage a club again.

  100. Embarrassing own goal

    Football

    Marcus Bettinelli

    We've all been there, a slight mistake, a little hesitation, you lose the ball and the other side go on to score.

    Unfortunately for Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli his fumble was an own goal captured on camera and allowed Sunderland to make it 1-1 in the FA Cup fourth-round replay, with the Black Cats going on to win 3-1.

    "It was obviously a mistake, but Marcus has been excellent for us," said Fulham boss Kit Symons.

    You can watch Bettinelli's own goal on this website.

  101. Today's back pages

    The Guardian

    The Guardian has a picture of Juan Mata celebrating his goal against Cambridge and the paper tips Tim Sherwood to replace Harry Redknapp as QPR boss.

  102. Man Utd for the Cup?

    Football

    Louis van Gaal

    Can Manchester United go on to win the FA Cup? Manager Louis van Gaal thinks so.

    "I am not a casino man," said Van Gaal after United's victory over Cambridge. "I am not allowed to bet. But I give you a tip. We have a real chance now.

    "We are the highest qualified team in the FA Cup so our status is the highest club. But Arsenal is still in the cup and also a very high competitor. Liverpool is also there and will fight."

  103. Man Utd through after replay win

    Football

    Juan Mata goal

    It took them 180 minutes, but Manchester United are through to the fifth round of the FA Cup after beating Cambridge United 3-0 in their replay on Tuesday night.

    The United team, which cost £231m, survived an early scare against the League Two side which cost zero, zilch, nothing, but came through thanks to goals from Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo and James Wilson.

  104. Welcome to Sportsday

    Bolton fans

    Hello and welcome to another edition of Sportsday, a place where you'll find all the latest sports news and chit-chat.

    FA Cup reaction? Check. A look ahead to this evening's FA Cup replay between Bolton and Liverpool? Check. Analysis on Harry Redknapp's resignation? Check. Gossip? Check. Six Nations chat? Check.

    You get the idea, right? Otherwise we could be here all day if we continue to go through the check list.