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James Gheerbrant and Jonathan Jurejko

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  1. Post update

    Vincent Kompany

    Right, some sad news - it is time to wave goodbye to Wednesday's Sportsday. But will Vincent Kompany and his Manchester City colleagues be waving farewell to the Champions League?

    Find out with our dedicated live text commentary of all the action from the Nou Camp.

    And don't forget, Sportsday will return at 08:00 GMT on Thursday to bring you all the reaction. See you later!

  2. Get involved


    Why have English clubs struggled in the Champions League this season? You have been telling us all day - and the final (three) word(s) goes to this Twitter follower...

    Eaby Aire: Three words. Not. Good. Enough.

  3. Iniesta focused on City

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT)


    It is easy to work out what Barcelona's mantra is tonight - and that is one word. Focus.

    Never mind Sunday's El Clasico, midfielder Andres Iniesta says the Spanish leaders are focused solely on tonight's match.

    "It is important we are totally concentrate. We had a good result in the first leg but this is the Champions League," says the 30-year-old Spanish World Cup winner.

    "Manchester City have great players that are capable of turning the situation upside down."

  4. Countdown to kick-off

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT)

    • Manchester City are making only their second last-16 appearance, Barcelona are competing at this stage for the 11th season in a row.
    • Four-time European champions Barcelona are seeking a record eighth successive quarter-final appearance.
    • City have won four of their last seven away games in the Champions League.
  5. Countdown to kick-off

    Dortmund v Juventus (19:45 GMT)

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says his side will not sit back and defend their slender first-leg lead against Borussia Dortmund.

    The Italian champions take a 2-1 advantage to the Westfalenstadion in their Champions League last-16 tie.

    "We go into the game with an advantage, but we know the difficulties of the task ahead of us," says Allegri.

    "I am confident it will be an interesting game and I don't expect it to end 0-0. We need to score at least once and if we could score twice it would be great."

  6. Get involved


    Stephen Shaw: Luis Enrique: "You can't qualify just by playing one of the two games very well" - you can if you're up against Arsenal!

  7. Murray due on court


    Here's something you already know - California is a wonderful setting to be playing tennis.

    And the sun is shining at a palm tree-lined Indian Wells where Andy Murray goes through his final warm-ups ahead of his last-16 match.

    The fourth seed takes on Frenchman Adrian Mannarino for a place in the quarter-finals.

  8. Get involved


    Bhagiman Lingden: Lack of self belief is the most prominent factor behind English clubs' struggles in the Champions League this season....

    Why have English clubs struggled in the Champions League this season? Tell us using #bbcsportsday on Twitter.

  9. Countdown to kick-off

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT)

    Barcelona v Manchester City

    Manchester City fans appear to be enjoying the Barcelona sunshine - but here are a few numbers to dampen the spirits.

    Barcelona's record at home to English clubs: won 16, drawn 11, lost 2.

    Manchester City's record in Spain: won 1, drawn 1, lost 4.

  10. Liverpool boosted by Lucas return


    Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva returns to training after missing the past six weeks with a groin injury.

    The Brazil international, 28, has not featured since limping off 16 minutes into the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on 7 February.

    Earlier he posted this picture on his Instagram account, with the caption: "Back in full training."

    Lucas Leiva
  11. Countdown to kick-off

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT)

    Luis Enrique

    Barcelona's minds will not be wandering towards Sunday's El Clasico against arch-rivals Real Madrid when they face Manchester City tonight, coach Luis Enrique says.

    The Spanish leaders hold a 2-1 first-leg advantage against last-16 Champions League opponents City, before hosting Madrid in a potentially decisive La Liga title clash at the Nou Camp.

    "There's only one match on our minds and that's the one against City. Not the Clasico," Luis Enrique says.

    "It would be dangerous to play a cagey match. Our objective is to win and play better than our opponents. You can't qualify just by playing one of the two games very well."

  12. Good riddance says Murray


    British number one Andy Murray is not one for mincing his words. And the Scot's latest Tweet appears to be letting his feelings known about Wayne Odesnik's 15-year ban for doping...

    Andy Murray
  13. Former world number 77 banned for doping


    American tennis player Wayne Odesnik receives a 15-year ban after a second doping violation.

    Odesnik, 29, tested positive for several banned substances, including steroids, in out-of-competition urine tests in December and January.

    The 15-year ban means the former world number 77 will not be eligible to return until January 2030 - when he will be aged 44.

  14. Saints youngster Isgrove joins Wednesday


    Southampton winger Lloyd Isgrove joins Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on loan until the end of the season.

    Isgrove, 22, extended his Saints contract until 2017 on Tuesday and will now head north to Hillsborough on a temporary basis.

    "We hope he will showcase his talent and return to us as a genuine prospect for first-team football next season," says Saints executive director of football Les Reed.

    However, Premier League might not be able to send out their young players on loan at this stage next season. Find out why in this story.

  15. Countdown to kick-off

    Dortmund v Juventus (19:45 GMT)

    Borussia Dortmund

    Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has called for an "exceptional game" from his side as they bid to stay in the Champions League.

    Dortmund hope to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit against Juventus to progress to the last eight.

    Klopp's side are unbeaten in their last six Bundesliga games, helping them to climb off the bottom up to 10th.

    "Juventus are a clever side, but they are not invincible. We know we need an exceptional game," Klopp said.

  16. Get involved


    Shane Daly: Because none of them have the desire to win it, all previous finalists had the desire as a team to go and take risks to win.

    Why have English clubs struggled in the Champions League this season? Tell us using #bbcsportsday on Twitter.

  17. FA charge Hull for surrounding ref


    Hull City have been charged by the FA for 'failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion' during Saturday's 0-0 draw at Leicester.

    The allegation relates to an incident in the 68th minute when Hull players surrounded referee Jonathan Moss after defender Alex Bruce was booked for a foul.

    The East Yorkshire club have until 18:00 GMT on Monday to respond to the charge.

  18. Schumacher's son 'crashes in Formula 4 testing'

    Formula 4

    The 15-year-old son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher has suffered a crash on his first day of Formula 4 testing, German newspaper Bild reports.

    Schumacher Jr's car apparently left the track and hit the barriers at speed at the Lausitzring. He was reportedly unhurt.

    Formula 4 is an open-wheel racing car category for junior drivers. Championships are hosted by individual nations rather than on a global basis.

  19. The 5 o'clock news

    Just before you leave work - or as you sit down on the train and recover from that mad dash to the station - it is time to recap Wednesday's headlines....

    Top story: Kevin Pietersen is "not part" of England's plans despite the batsman's efforts to earn a recall.

    Top video: Barcelona striker Luis Suarez gets a (friendly) kicking from team-mate Neymar.

    Top feature: Is there any hope for Manchester City at Barcelona tonight?

    Top Tweet: England cricketer Steve Finn reacts to not being named in the Test squad.

    Steven Finn
  20. Get involved


    Oscar Harman: Naivety, we all expect to be better than other teams in Europe because of the hype and money in our league. Quality is there.

    Why have English clubs struggled in the Champions League this season? Tell us using #bbcsportsday on Twitter.

  21. Women's Super League ready for kick-off


    Sunderland Ladies
    Image caption: Sunderland lifted the Women's Super League Two title in 2014

    It is a major night of football tonight - and not just in the Champions League. That's because the 2015 Women's Super League kicks off later.

    Two WSL 2 fixtures start the season, while WSL 1 begins next Wednesday. Double the chances of promotion, add a sprinkling of international talent and you have the recipe for a bigger and better WSL 2 season - here's the full lowdown.

    There is live commentary of Aston Villa v Everton on 5 Live Sports Extra tonight, with England and Birmingham striker Karen Carney providing expert analysis.

  22. Montsho gets two-year ban


    Former 400m world champion Amantle Montsho is banned for two years by her native Botswana Athletics Association.

    Montsho, 31, tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine at last year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

    Montsho, who finished fourth at the London Olympics, has indicated she will appeal the sanction.

  23. Edinburgh duo extend deals

    Rugby Union

    Scotland full-back Greig Tonks extends his contract at Pro 12 side Edinburgh for another two seasons.

    Tonks, 25, who can play at full-back or fly-half, won his third Scotland cap in last weekend's loss to England.

    Botswana-born back row Roddy Grant, 28, who was captain for the 2010-11 season, also agrees a new deal until next summer.

  24. Get involved


    Ross: Domestic losses - Chelsea 2, Barcelona 4, Real Madrid 5, City 5. It is down to quality and nothing else.

    Why have English clubs struggled in the Champions League this season? Tell us using #bbcsportsday on Twitter.

  25. Pellegrini calm over City future

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT)

    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is not the sort of man whose emotions can be easily detected.

    But even the chilled Chilean seems to have been feeling the pressure recently as the Blues slipped further behind Chelsea in the Premier League title race.

    However, he claims his job is not under threat as City prepare to face Barcelona for a place in the Champions League quarter-finals.

    "I don't think my seat is in danger. We're second in the table, still strong and are going to fight," says the 61-year-old.

  26. Countdown to kick-off

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT)

    Sergio Busquets
    Image caption: Sergio Busquets injured his ankle in the Copa Del Rey semi-final against Villarreal on 4 March

    Only one big name missing for the Spanish leaders tonight - and that is Sergio Busquets.

    The Spain midfielder injured his ankle earlier this month and is also a doubt for Sunday's El Clasico against Real Madrid.

    Long-term hamstring injury victim Thomas Vermaelen is still sidelined, with goalkeeper Jordi Masip, centre-back Martin Montoya and right-back Douglas also out.

  27. Get involved


    Martyn Wooles: Liverpool drew 1-1 with Besiktas, Arsenal drew 3-3 with Monaco, Chelsea drew 3-3 with PSG, hardly getting hammered are we!!

    Why have English clubs struggled in the Champions League this season? Tell us using #bbcsportsday on Twitter.

  28. Trouble ahead for McLaren?

    Formula 1

    Jenson Button (left)

    Last weekend's Australian Grand Prix saw a disastrous result for McLaren, with Jenson Button finishing last and Kevin Magnussen failing to make the starting grid.

    So just how serious are the problems at McLaren, and how long could they take to fix? Our F1 correspondent Andrew Benson has been running the rule over the situation.

    You can read his conclusions in this feature.

  29. BreakingBreaking news

    Sunderland lift Johnson suspension

    Sunderland winger Adam Johnson will return to training after the Premier League announce his suspension following arrest has been lifted.

    The 27-year-old England international's police bail has been extended following his arrest on suspicion of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

    Johnson is available to play in the Black Cats' visit to West Ham on Saturday.

  30. Kylie not so lucky

    Rugby League

    Leeds Rhinos prop Kylie Leuluai is ruled out of Friday's Super League match against Wigan Warriors.

    The 36-year-old Kiwi suffered a rib injury during last weekend's 18-6 loss at Warrington, which ended the Rhinos' 100% winning start to the new season.

  31. Early Man City team news

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT)

    Barcelona v Manchester City

    Some early team news from the Manchester City camp ahead of tonight's trip to the Nou Camp - and there is a big positive for Manuel Pellegrini.

    Former Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure returns from suspension after missing the last three Champions League games following his red card against CSKA Moscow.

    City - who trail 2-1 after the first leg and must score twice - are without left-back Gael Clichy after his red card in the first game.

  32. Get involved


    Samuel Maiwada: Premier League clubs lose a lot domestically and so therefore are suffering from a losing mentality which affects them in Europe.

    Is Samuel right? Why have English clubs struggled in the Champions League this season? Tell us using #bbcsportsday on Twitter.

  33. Countdown to kick-off

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT)

    Barcelona v Manchester City

    Who says Manchester City fans don't care about the Champions League? These three Blues look happy enough to be soaking up the atmosphere in sunny Barcelona. Surely beats a cold Wednesday night in Gillingham...

    But Manuel Pellegrini's side must do something that no other team has done since 1984 - and that is stopping Barcelona progressing in a two-legged Uefa competition tie after winning the first match.

  34. Countdown to kick-off

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT)

    Champions League

    With exactly four hours until kick-off, it is time to divert our attention to tonight's tantalising Champions League action.

    Manchester City travel to Barcelona aiming to overturn a 2-1 deficit and prolong English Premier League interest going into the Champions League quarter-finals.

    The other tie sees Borussia Dortmund facing exactly the same task. The German side host Italian champions Juventus, who hold a 2-1 advantage from the reverse fixture in Turin.

    Stay tuned for early team news, pre-match statistics and images from the build up in both cities...

  35. NZ final hit by sledging controversy


    We've all heard of a bit of harmless sledging on the cricket field, but it seems that one club side in New Zealand took things too far.

    Lansdowne are accused of delivering "an intolerable level of personal abuse" after their opponents Greytown abandoned their club final, reported.

    Greytown say some of their players were close to tears at the "ugly personal attacks and abusive behaviour".

    Lansdowne say they are taking the matter seriously, and are "keen to remedy this issue".

  36. N Ireland add Paton and Lafferty


    Pau Paton

    Dundee United midfielder Paul Paton and Rotherham left-back Daniel Lafferty, who is on loan from Burnley, have been added to the Northern Ireland squad for their upcoming matches against Scotland and Finland.

    The duo replace Kilmarnock's Sammy Clingan and Rangers' Shane Ferguson, who have both been ruled out with knee injuries.

    Northern Ireland have also named a new assistant manager. Cowdenbeath boss Jimmy Nicholl will be number two to Michael O'Neill.

  37. Get involved


    Matt Flecknoe: If KP found himself scoring buckets full of runs in all forms for Surrey and IPL the ECB would have something to think about.

  38. FA and Fifa to discuss emergency loan extension


    Emergency loans
  39. FA and Fifa to discuss emergency loan extension


    Ravel Morrison
    Image caption: Ravel Morrison helped QPR win promotion to the Premier League after joining on emergency loan last season

    The Football Association will talk to Fifa this week about extending the emergency loan system which many lower league clubs believe is vital to their existence.

    World governing body Fifa plans to end the system, which allows clubs to sign players outside of the two transfer windows, at the end of this season.

    The FA hopes to persuade Fifa to extend emergency loans to the end of 2015-16.

    Read the full story.

  40. De Jong set for training return


    Siem De Jong

    Newcastle midfielder Siem De Jong is set to return to training on Thursday following his recovery from a collapsed lung.

    The 26-year-old Dutch international has played only three times since his £6m summer move from Ajax.

  41. Get involved


    More of your thoughts on England's Test squad to travel to the West Indies next month...

    Andy Donley: Cook, Trott, Ballance, Bell, Root, Stokes, Buttler, Rashid, Jordan, Broad, Jimmy - decent team. Rashid won't last long though.

    DeathApeDisco: Re Cook's comments on Pietersen. These mixed messages are an absolute shambles. English cricket has reverted back to the 90s.

    Keep them coming by using #bbcsportsday on Twitter.

  42. Mayweather paying chef $4000 a day


    Floyd Mayweather

    They don't call him Floyd 'Money' Mayweather for nothing.

    The five-division world champion has a share of the biggest purse in boxing title fight history, and rather than put it in an ISA or fix up the shed, Mayweather has decided to spend it with typical extravagance, splashing out $4000 a day on the services of a top chef.

    Las Vegas-based gastronomer Chef Q is the lady tasked with making sure Pretty Boy Floyd is in the right shape to take on Manny Pacquaio welterweight unification bout on 2 May.

    "His favourite dish is spaghetti or tacos," Chef Q tells TMZ. "But for the Manny Pacquiao fight, he'll be focusing on high-levels of protein with no carbs: turkey, chicken, beef and fish."

  43. Russian club punished for Hulk racist abuse


    Russian side Torpedo Moscow are ordered to play two home matches behind closed doors after Zenit striker Hulk suffered racist abuse from their fans.

    The Brazil international was targeted in Sunday's Premier League match, where he scored to earn a 1-1 draw for Zenit.

    "Due to the offensive racial behaviour of the Torpedo fans towards Hulk we have fined the club 300,000 roubles ($4,900) and they will have to play two home league matches behind closed doors," says Russian Football Union disciplinary committee chief Artur Grigoryants.

    "If there is a repeat of this racial abuse there will be an even stronger punishment next time."

  44. We like 'chokers' tag - De Villiers


    AB de Villiers

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers is happy for his side to be called "chokers" following their World Cup quarter-final win against Sri Lanka.

    The Proteas had never won a World Cup knockout game before, but now meet either New Zealand or the West Indies in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

    "I think we like being called chokers. We'll keep that tag as long as we keep winning," said the 31-year-old.

  45. Bayern best team in last eight - Muller


    Thomas Muller

    Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller reckons his side are the best team left in the Champions League.

    Pep Guardiola's side cruised into the last eight courtesy of a 7-0 aggregate hammering of Shakhtar Donetsk.

    The draw for the quarter-finals is made on Friday and Muller says Bayern are the team to beat.

    "From what I have seen so far, we are the most superior team in the Champions League this season," he told German newspaper Bild.

  46. Get involved


    Tom Agass: I don't think KP is that fussed whether he plays for England again or not, he just wants to make the ECB sweat and why not?

  47. Tomkins has shoulder surgery


    James Tomkins

    West Ham defender James Tomkins has undergone surgery on a dislocated shoulder.

    But the Premier League club hope the 25-year-old centre-back, who suffered the injury in training last week, will be return to first-team action before the end of the season.

  48. England have strong middle order - Whitaker


    More from ECB selector James Whitaker, who believes England have a strong batting line-up - without Kevin Pietersen.

    "England are very strong at the moment in the middle order. Gary Ballance is an exceptional player, Ian Bell is continuing to progress well and has a number of years in him," he says.

    "Kevin has had a great career for England. We all enjoyed watching him play and he gave a lot of pleasure to a lot of supporters.

    "We believe Gary Ballance, Root, Bell, Cook and one or two other that we are integrating into the team now will do the same in the future."

  49. Pietersen 'not part of England's plans'


    Kevin Pietersen is not part of England's plans, insists ECB selector James Whitaker.

    The 34-year-old batsman says he will "do anything" to regain his place in the England side.

    "We are happy with where we are in the middle order," says Whitaker. "We haven't had discussions at all about Kevin and he's not part of our plans."

  50. Get involved


    Henry Ashman: Not sure I buy this 'Trott must open' idea, what's wrong with Lyth? Then Trott at 3 and Ballance or Rashid down the order.

  51. Signings 'of great benefit' to Welsh rugby

    Rugby Union

    The signings of Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Biggar, Scott Williams and Gareth Anscombe on dual contracts will greatly benefit Welsh professional rugby, says Wales head coach Warren Gatland.

    "Alun Wyn, Dan, Scott and Gareth represent a cross section of experience, but each one of them is a player of proven talent," says the Kiwi.

    "Within the group of 12 we have signed a mixture of emerging talent and players who have secured reputations for excellence through their appearances for their regions, Wales and the British and Irish Lions," says the Kiwi.

    "The strength of the group is of great benefit to professional rugby in Wales and we are looking forward to working closely with the regions and these players in the years ahead."

  52. Four more Welsh stars sign dual contracts

    Rugby Union

    Wales internationals Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Biggar and Scott Williams are among four players to sign Welsh Rugby Union dual contracts.

    Ospreys pair Jones and Biggar, along with Scarlets centre Williams, are joined by uncapped Cardiff Blues player Gareth Anscombe.

    It means there are now 12 players on the contracts which are funded 60% by the WRU and 40% by the regions.

  53. Get involved


    More of your thoughts on England's Test squad to travel to the West Indies next month...

    Shannon McKee: Glad to see Plunkett back in the England set up, brings extra pace, he performed well last summer against Sri Lanka and India.

    Keep them coming by using #bbcsportsday on Twitter.

  54. Atletico suffer triple injury blow


    Mario Mandzukic lies injured

    Atletico Madrid sealed their progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with victory over Bayer Leverkusen last night, but their progress came at a cost.

    The club are expected to be without three first-choice players for Saturday's match against Getafe. Goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya will be out for a few weeks with a hamstring injury, while Mario Mandzukic has a twisted ankle and Raul Garcia sustained an elbow injury.

  55. Post update

    Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie: Awesome to see six Yorkshire players in the England Test Squad. Thoroughly deserved lads!

  56. Luton rename stadium for charity


    Luton Town are to rename their Kenilworth Road ground the Prostate Cancer UK Stadium for one match to raise awareness of the condition.

    The stadium's 10,000 capacity reflects the number of men who die from the disease in the UK every year and it will bee renamed for the League Two game against Wycombe next Tuesday.

    "This is a first for Luton Town and a first in football and we are delighted to be teaming up with a charity which has supported the game, in particular supporters and players past and present, so well," said chairman Gary Sweet.

  57. Get involved


    Dean McNamara: Why no Finn in the Test squad?

    Dean is, of course, reacting to the announcement of England's Test squad for the tour to the West Indies. What do you think about the selection? Tell us using #bbcsportsday on Twitter.

  58. Tigers set lawyers on name-change chase


    Hull City's lawyers are in talks with the Football Association as the Premier League club continue their attempts to change name to Hull Tigers.

    The East Yorkshire club, who were blocked when they tried to rebrand in April 2014, have been told by an independent panel they can make a fresh bid next season.

    However, Hull believe their original application should be reconsidered following the findings of the arbitration panel. Therefore they do not intend to go through the process for a second time.

  59. The 1 o'clock news

    As Big Ben strikes 13:00 GMT, it is a perfect time to bring you the latest headlines....

    Top story: Jonathan Trott has been recalled to the full England squad.

    Top video: Barcelona striker Luis Suarez gets a (friendly) kicking from team-mate Neymar.

    Top feature: New Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat is tough, strict but 'no bully'.

    Top Tweet: England cricketer Steve Finn reacts to not being named in the Test squad.

    Steven Finn
  60. Giresse gets second chance with Mali


    Alain Giresse

    Frenchman Alain Giresse has been appointed coach of Mali for the second time.

    The former France international was coach of the west African country from 2010 to 2012, taking them to third place at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations but quit soon after when he rejected new contract terms.

    Giresse had been Senegal coach for the last two years but his contract was not renewed after they failed to get out of their group at the last Cup of Nations earlier this year.

  61. Bale is a big boy - Coleman


    Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale
    Image caption: Bale has scored several crucial goals for Real, including in last season's Champions League final 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid

    Gareth Bale will be fine in coping with the high demands of the Real Madrid supporters, says Wales boss Chris Coleman.

    Bale responded to recent criticism over his form by covering his ears as he celebrated scored two goals in the weekend's 2-0 win over Levante.

    "Gareth is a big boy and he'll come through all this," says Coleman. "When you play for Madrid you have to win and entertain every time you go on to the pitch.

    "Winning and not playing well is not acceptable. The stakes are high. But he got a couple of goals last weekend - he'll be fine."

  62. Pietersen return 'very unlikely' - Cook


    Alastair Cook (left) and Kevin Pietersen

    England captain Alastair Cook says it is "very unlikely" that former team-mate Kevin Pietersen will ever return to the international set-up.

    Speaking to Dubai-based Gulf News, Cook said: "I think it's very unlikely. There's been a hell of a lot of stuff happened, his book and all that kind of stuff. It's quite a long way back for him."

    Pietersen has suggested he is keen to return to playing for England after incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves indicated the door was not closed on the 34-year-old.

  63. Post update

    Fernando Torres

    Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres: What a great morning for all of us Atleticos!! Now focused on the Getafe match #GoAtleti

    Last season's beaten finalists reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League by beating Bayer Leverkusen on penalties last night.

  64. City win changes nothing - Duff


    Michael Duff

    Burnley defender Michael Duff says the Clarets' surprise victory over Manchester City changes nothing in the Premier League relegation battle.

    He told the club's website: "It maybe sucked a few other teams closer to us, but it's just one game.

    "Nothing has changed since day one and it won't change in the next nine games, but there is definitely a belief that we can achieve something this year."

  65. Wildcats bring in forward Griffin

    Rugby League

    Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed Salford Red Devils forward George Griffin in a one-month loan deal.

    The 22-year-old joined Salford from relegated London Broncos for this season, but is yet to feature for them.

    "He is able to play good minutes which will help us as we are extremely short of props leading into a busy Easter period," Wildcats coach James Webster said.

  66. Wilson's goal should have stood - Howe


    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was unhappy with the decision to disallow a Callum Wilson goal as his side were held to a 1-1 draw at Cardiff on Tuesday.

    A clearance from Cardiff goalkeeper Simon Moore cannoned into Wilson and then off the crossbar, with the striker following the ball into an empty net.

    Referee Lee Mason ruled the effort out and then booked Wilson.

    Howe told BBC Radio Solent: "Callum did that all night. He didn't move, didn't follow the keeper, he held his ground and by the laws of the game that is perfectly acceptable. It's a goal that should have stood."

  67. Kittel and Storey announce Yorkshire plans


    Dame Sarah Storey
    Image caption: Storey will return to the road after missing out on the women's hour record on the track earlier this month

    German sprinter Marcel Kittel and Dame Sarah Storey will join Sir Bradley Wiggins at the first Tour de Yorkshire, which takes place in May.

    Kittel returns to Yorkshire a year after wearing the first yellow jersey in Harrogate at the Tour de France. Storey will compete in the women's race on day two of the Tour de Yorkshire.

  68. Get involved


    King Brenny: England don't pick Ben Stokes for the World Cup but they do for Tests? Incredible. They really have lost the plot.

  69. Full England Test squad for W Indies tour


    Here is the full 16-man squad named by the England selectors for the three-match Test series in the West Indies in April and May.

    Alastair Cook (capt), Jonathan Trott, Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, James Tredwell, Liam Plunkett, Stuart Broad, Chris Jordan, James Anderson, Mark Wood.

  70. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    Trott and Rashid in England squad

    Jonathan Trott has been recalled to the England Test squad for the upcoming tour of the West Indies. Trott has not played for England since leaving the last Ashes tour with a stress-related illness.

    The Yorkshire duo of spinner Adil Rashid and opener Adam Lyth have also been included, along with Durham bowler Mark Wood.

    All-rounders Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali miss out with injury, while opener Sam Robson is dropped.

  71. Tranmere have 'nine cup finals' left - Power


    Tranmere Rovers have "nine cup finals left" to maintain their Football League status, says midfielder Max Power.

    Despite having captain Steve Jennings sent off late on, Rovers won 2-1 at Cambridge to move out of the League Two relegation places on goal difference.

    "We're not getting carried away," Power, who scored the opening goal, told BBC Radio Merseyside.

    "We're still in a sticky situation but we've got nine more cup finals - if we replicate what we did tonight, I'm sure it will be enough to see us over the line."

  72. Get involved


    This morning, in the wake of Arsenal's fifth consecutive loss at the last 16 stage of the Champions League, we're asking you what your team's most annoying habit is...

    Nicola Jade: Chelsea's annoying habit is always going to sleep after scoring a goal...Always give chances away straight after!

    Ross McKenzie: Northern Ireland beating the likes of Spain and Russia but drawing against the Faroe Islands and losing against Azerbaijan

    Rory Zachilroy: Andy Murray's most annoying habit is getting frustrated on court. Lendl had him stop that, Mauresmo just let it waltz back in.

    Keep them coming in. Remember, it doesn't have to be a football team - we want examples from other sports too (like Rory's above). Get in touch on Twitter at #bbcsportsday or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  73. Boycott wants Trott return


    Jonathan Trott

    One of the most intriguing subplots of England's upcoming Test squad announcement (in about 15 minutes) surrounds a possible recall for batsman Jonathan Trott.

    Warwickshire batsman Trott, 33, returned home early from the 2013-14 Ashes tour of Australia because of a stress-related condition, and has not played for England since.

    But former batsman Geoffrey Boycott says he'd like to see Trott back in the side following a successful return to county cricket.

    "If he's OK, he's got to play," Boycott said.

  74. Full Wales squad to face Israel


    And here's the full 23-man squad named by Wales boss Chris Coleman for the trip to Israel. Second-placed Wales are a point behind their hosts in Group B.

    Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere Rovers), Daniel Ward (Liverpool).

    Defenders: Ashley Williams (Swansea City), James Collins (West Ham United), Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Gunter (Reading), Neil Taylor (Swansea City), Samuel Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Ashley Richards (Swansea City - on loan with Fulham), Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers).

    Midfielders: Joe Allen (Liverpool), Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest), David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Shaun MacDonald (AFC Bournemouth), David Cotterill (Birmingham City).

    Forwards: Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), Tom Lawrence (Leicester City), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Simon Church (Charlton Athletic), Sam Vokes (Burnley).

  75. Vokes returns for Wales


    Sam Vokes

    Sam Vokes has been named in the Wales squad for the first time in more than a year for the forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifier in Israel.

    The Burnley striker, 25, made his first Premier League start of the season in Saturday's 1-0 win over Manchester City after a nine-month absence with a knee injury.

  76. Fitness boost for Vermaelen



    Remember Thomas Vermaelen? He might be a familiar face to Premier League fans, but Barcelona supporters are yet to see a glimpse of him in first-team action.

    The Belgium defender is still waiting to make his debut for the Catalan giants since a £15m summer move from Arsenal, having been sidelined for nine months with a hamstring tear.

    But the ex-Gunners skipper hopes to pull on the famous Blaugranes shirt before the end of the season.

    "I've taken a big step forward," Vermaelen writes on his Facebook page. "I'm happy to be back running.

    "It's great to be back training outdoors instead of in the gym. In two weeks I will return stronger."

  77. Boro position unbelievable - Karanka


    Aitor Karanka

    Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says he is finding it hard to believe the position they are in following the win at promotion rivals Derby County.

    The victory was their second in a row following a run of three defeats in the previous five games and put Boro second in the Championship table, with only goal difference separating them and leaders Watford.

    "If someone said we would be in this situation, I would have thought he was crazy," Karanka told BBC Radio Tees.

  78. England Test squad to be named (11:45 GMT)


    Later this morning, the latest England Test squad for the upcoming tour of the West Indies will be revealed. So stay tuned. In the meantime, here's what one of the UK's leading cricket correspondents thinks the squad might look like...

    Daily Mail cricket correspondent Paul Newman on Twitter: "Six Yorkshiremen in all set to be named by England, a reflection of their ability to produce international players and compete for trophies.

    "And of course Jonathan Trott, who makes a welcome return after being forced to leave England's last Ashes tour after the first Test."

    We'll bring you confirmation of the squad in 45 minutes' time.

  79. Is Advocaat the right man?


    Dick Advocaat

    Is Dick Advocaat the man to keepSunderlandin the Premier League? Black Cats fans certainly hope so.

    But what can they expect of the 67-year-old Dutchman, who has managed the Netherlands, Belgium and Russia as well as clubs like PSV Eindhoven, Rangers and Zenit St Petersburg?

    The BBC World Service spoke to Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan, who has followed his countryman's managerial career.

    What type of character is he? What's his management style like? All the answers and more are here.

  80. Clark to win 100th cap v Scotland

    Rugby Union

    Rochelle Clark

    Prop Rochelle Clark will make her 100th appearance for England in Saturday's Women's Six Nations match against Scotland.

    Clark, one of England 2014 World Cup-winning side, will join former hooker Amy Garnett as the joint most-capped player of all time.

    England coach Nicola Ponsford has made four changes to the side which beat Scotland in their last match.

  81. Yeovil manager accepts relegation


    Yeovil Town's acting manager Terry Skiverton has admitted his side are unlikely to stave off relegation from League One.

    The Glovers finished bottom of the Championship last season and Tuesday's 2-0 defeat by Colchester left them nine points adrift in the third tier.

    Skiverton, who has been in temporary charge since Gary Johnson's sacking in January, told BBC Somerset: "It's probably the end of what we've been trying to do.

    "Now it's about pride. The players are fighting for their futures."

  82. Get involved


    This morning, in the wake of Arsenal's fifth consecutive loss at the last 16 stage of the Champions League, we're asking you what your team's most annoying habit is...

    Ali Bunker: Tottenham's most annoying habit is losing 2 or 3 home games a year against poor teams and missing out on 4th by a couple of points!

    Salvador Larios: The worst habit at the Santiago Bernabeu is whistling our own players: Zidane, Ronaldo, Casillas, Bale, Cristiano.

    David Gale: Saints cannot win on the television, so annoying. Dig up the stats it shows a dismal record on SKY/BBC/FA Cup or Premier League.

    Keep them coming in. Remember, it doesn't have to be a football team - we want examples from other sports too! Get in touch on Twitter at #bbcsportsday or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  83. Sunderland to review Johnson suspension


    Adam Johnson

    Sunderland are to review their suspension of midfielder Adam Johnson.

    The 27-year-old England international had his bail extended following his arrest on suspicion of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

    In a statement, Sunderland said: "Following the police decision, the club will be reviewing its position."

  84. Bournemouth slip up

    Championship round-up

    Harry Arter scores for Bournemouth

    Bournemouth slipped from the summit of the Championship after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Cardiff.

    Harry Arter's stunning long-range strike gave the pre-match league leaders a half-time advantage.

    But a header from Bruno Ecuele Manga earned Cardiff a point as Eddie Howe's side dropped to third.

  85. Boro deal blow to Derby

    Championship round-up

    Patrick Bamford (right) celebrates his goal

    Middlesbrough joined Watford in the automatic promotion places after a crucial 1-0 win at fellow promotion-chasers Derby.

    Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford scored his 16th goal of the season to settle the game.

    Derby drop to fifth, five points behind Boro and Watford.

  86. Watford take charge

    Championship round-up

    The Premier League? Pah. If you want an exciting title race then cast your eyes over the Championship table. The English second-tier is seemingly the league that nobody wants to win, with a handful of teams passing the first-place baton over the past few weeks.

    Troy Deeney scored his 19th goal of the season
    Image caption: Watford's Troy Deeney scored his 19th goal of the season

    The latest side to take charge of the race are Watford, who moved top on goal difference with a 2-0 win at relegation-threatened Wigan last night.

  87. The dream begins today

    Back pages

    Wednesday's Sport back page

    Barcelona-based daily Sport is unsurprisingly more concerned with tonight's Champions League action.

    "The dreams begins today" is the headline they choose ahead of Barcelona's last-16 second leg against Manchester City.

  88. Get involved


    Steve Howes: I wanted Arsenal to win but Arsene is always in denial. Monaco didn't need to have a shot on target they scored three and won at Arsenal.

    Alan Simon: Arsene Wenger's refusal to give credit when Arsenal lose. Someone show him a video of Sangakkara after Sri Lanka's loss today.

  89. Atletico join Monaco in last eight

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    Atletico Madrid

    Joining Monaco in the Champions League last-eight are Spanish champions - and last season's runners-up - Atletico Madrid.

    And like the Ligue 1 side, they did it the hard way. Granted Atletico didn't have a three-goal advantage to protect, but Diego Simeone's men could only nab the one goal in 120 minutes of hard graft against Bayer Leverkusen.

    And that meant...penalties. The Spanish side held their nerve to win 3-2 against the Germans. Yes, a German side losing on penalties...

  90. Monaco strike it lucky

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    Wednesday's L'Equipe back page

    What did the European press make of last night's Champions League action? Here's the front page of French sports paper L'Equipe this morning.

    The paper is under no illusions about Monaco's performance last night. "Overwhelmed, dominated, beaten, but through," L'Equipe says, which just about sums it up.

    The front page also points out that this is the first time since 2010 that two Ligue 1 teams have reached the quarter-finals.

  91. Arsenal still haven't found the last eight

    Back pages


    It was not a Beautiful Day for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger as they were Elevat-ed to the position of Champions League losers in Monaco last night.

    And, with rock band U2 watching on in the principality, it has allowed the Sun (and us) to roll out the song-based puns.

    The tabloid goes with the title of one of the Irish quartet's best known titles with their headline...

  92. Deja vu for Arsenal

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    Wednesday's Daily Mirror back page

    The Mirror also leads on Arsenal's elimination. The paper says it's "deja vu all over again as heroic victory ends in [a] miserable last-16 exit".

    The Mirror also looks ahead to tonight's Champions League clash between Manchester City and Barcelona, quoting Andres Iniesta's vow to make City "suffer".

  93. Arsenal crash out again

    Back pages

    Wednesday's Telegraph Sport front page

    Let's have a look at this morning's back pages - and unsurprisingly Arsenal's Champions League exit dominates.

    The Telegraph says: "Wenger's men tumble out of Europe all guns blazing." The paper's football correspondent Henry Winter adds: "Arsenal gave everything here, but one more goal proved elusive and their European dream died early. Again."

    There's also a picture of Jonathan Trott, who the paper confidently predicts will be in the squad for England's Test tour of the West Indies. That squad is announced at 11:45 GMT.

  94. South Africa beat Sri Lanka


    It's all over in Sydney. South Africa have beaten Sri Lanka by nine wickets to advance to the semi-finals.

    Quinton de Kock hit an unbeaten 78 as South Africa chased down the modest target of 134 inside 18 overs - the quickest ever run-chase in a World Cup knockout game.

    That means that the legendary duo of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have played their last ever ODI. It's also South Africa's first ever win in a World Cup knockout match.

    You can follow all the reaction in our cricket live text.

  95. Get involved


    It wouldn't be Sportsday without your contributions on social media. Last night saw Arsenal dumped out of the Champions League after yet another knockout defeat which saw a catastrophic defeat in the first leg, followed by a valiant nearly-but-not-quite effort in the second leg.

    It seems like history repeating itself. So this morning, we want to know what your team's most annoying habit is. Beating the big boys and losing to the minnows? Losing out in the transfer market? Or maybe something as trivial as playing annoying goal music?

    Whatever it is that gets your goat, we want to know. Let us know on Twitter at #bbcsportsday, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  96. Van der Garde ends Sauber contract

    Formula 1

    Giedo van der Garde

    Some breaking news from the world of Formula 1 to bring you now. Dutchman Giedo van der Garde has given up his rights to race for the Sauber team after a prolonged legal battle.

    Van der Garde had argued in court that the team had promised him a race seat for this season - a claim that was upheld, raising the possibility that the team would be forced to accommodate him in their driver line-up.

    But he has now reached a settlement with the team to terminate his contract by mutual consent.

    In a statement on Facebook, he said: "As a passionate race driver, I feel sad and am very disappointed. All I want is to race. However, the team principal was adamant not to let me drive. To push on against this determination might have brought down the team. I decided I did not want to live with that idea."

  97. Atletico survive penalties scare


    Atletico Madrid celebrate their penalty shoot-out win

    So, no joy for Arsenal last night, but last season's runners-up Atletico Madrid did make it into the last eight. They did it the hard way though, overcoming Bayer Leverkusen on penalties after a gripping tie.

    Mario Suarez scored to give Atletico a 1-0 win in the second leg, cancelling out Leverkusen's first-leg victory by the same scoreline.

    Hakan Calhanoglu, Omer Toprak and Stefan Kiessling all missed as Leverkusen produced a very un-German set of penalties, handing Atletico a 3-2 victory in the shootout.

  98. Pietersen will 'do anything' for England return


    Kevin Pietersen

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has told BBC Test Match Special he will "do anything" to regain his place in the Test side.

    Pietersen was sacked in 2014 after the disastrous Ashes tour, and looked destined for a globetrotting existence playing the shorter forms of the game, but he confirmed he wants to play county cricket this summer, with Surrey favourites to sign him.

    "I would love to get county runs," Pietersen said. "I have expressed my interest in trying to get back into county cricket."

  99. Monaco didn't deserve to progress - Wenger


    Arsene Wenger

    So, what did Arsene Wenger make of the defeat to Monaco? Well, the Arsenal manager was in fairly bullish mood, claiming that Monaco did not deserve to go through.

    Asked if Monaco deserved to progress, Wenger said: "I don't believe so. If you look at the number of shots on target they had you will be surprised. Every defeat hurts but we didn't lose."

    Interestingly, Arsenal skipper Per Mertesacker wasn't singing from the same hymn sheet as his manager. He said: "The best team went through. Monaco deserved it because they played much better in the first leg."

  100. South Africa chase 134 to beat Sri Lanka


    Dale Steyn celebrates a wicket

    Let's bring you bang up to date. As we speak, South Africa are bidding to beat Sri Lanka in the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals.

    The Proteas, who have never won a World Cup knockout game, are chasing 134 to win after skittling Sri Lanka in a superb bowling performance. JP Duminy took a hat-trick and Imran Tahir claimed four wickets to bowl Sri Lanka out inside 37.2 overs.

    South Africa are currently going well in reply at 53-1 after nine overs, with Quinton de Kock unbeaten on 29.

    Can they finally shed their chokers tag? Follow the match to its conclusion with our cricket live text.

  101. Hello

    Welcome to this morning's Sportsday. It's a sombre morning for Arsenal fans, but while we will be reflecting on last night's Champions League action, there will also be plenty more to keep us occupied today.

    We'll have a brief round-up of the important action in the Championship last night, as Watford climbed to the top of the table. We'll be turning our attention to the England cricket team at 11:45 GMT, when the Test squad for the tour of the West Indies. And speaking of cricket, we'll be keep you posted on what's happening in the World Cup quarter-final between South Africa and Sri Lanka.

    Later on, we'll turn our attention to this evening's Champions League action - which, as mentioned, sees Manchester City take on Barcelona.

  102. Same old story

    Santi Cazorla (right) walks off dejected

    Out in the last 16...again. Falling just short after a second-leg victory...again. Gallant losers...again.

    Yes, it's groundhog day for Arsenal after another valiant, oh-so-close defeat in the Champions League. The Gunners played well to beat Monaco 2-0 last night, but it wasn't enough after a 3-1 defeat at the Emirates in the first leg.

    So it's all down to Manchester City to preserve British interest in the Champions League when they bid to overturn a 2-1 deficit at the Nou Camp this evening. Good luck lads...