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Summary

  1. Rodgers: 'Sterling not going anywhere'
  2. QPR boss Ramsey: 'There is covert racism'
  3. Team news from Premier League news conferences
  4. Pietersen not on England radar during tour - Moores
  5. GET INVOLVED: What do you make of Raheem Sterling's interview?

Live Reporting

By Saj Chowdhury and Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Sadly, that is is for another edition of Sportsday, as the Raheem Sterling contract situation wrangles on.

    Will there be more chat about it tomorrow? Join us from 08:00 BST to find out.

    See you then.

  2. Rivals geared up for local derby

    Rugby League

    Big Super League derby this evening as Hull FC take on rivals Hull KR at the KC Stadium at 20:00 BST.

    The home side are without injured duo half-back Marc Sneyd and prop Chris Green for the first Hull derby of 2015.

    Locally-born duo James Cunningham and Jack Logan are called into Lee Radford's 19-man squad as replacements.

    Hull KR prop Mitch Allgood returns after suspension, while lock Greg Burke is back after injury.

    Hooker John Boudebza and prop James Green are omitted from the squad that beat St Helens in their last Super League outing.

  3. 'Survival would be another trophy'

    Football

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Leicester City midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has said Premier League survival would mean as much as winning another trophy.

    The Foxes are bottom of the table with 19 points - seven points from safety with nine matches to play.

    Former Argentina international Cambiasso, 34, has won 23 trophies to date, including five Serie A titles and the Champions League at Inter Milan.

    "For me, it's like another cup," he told BBC East Midlands Today.

  4. Celtic identify transfer targets

    Football

    Jason Denayer

    Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic have identified a number of potential summer signings as Ronny Deila looks to strengthen his squad.

    The manager is looking to fill several positions, and confirmed that the Hearts captain Danny Wilson is one player being considered.

    Jason Denayer will return to Manchester City at the end of his loan deal, leaving Celtic short at centre-back.

    Deila is, though, keen to re-sign the Belgian on loan, and keep other key members of his team at Celtic Park.

    The club's scouting staff have drawn up a list of options for the positions that Deila wants to fill, and an assessment process has now begun.

  5. Lawro's predictions

    Football

    Phil Taylor

    This weekend's Premier League predictions have been made by our resident Mystic Meg, the one and only Mark Lawrenson.

    The former Liverpool defender thinks Arsenal will beat his old side in Saturday's crucial clash.

    He is up against 16-time world darts champion Phil 'The Power' Taylor, who says Crystal Palace will beat Manchester City on Monday. Interesting.

    Read the predictions in full here

  6. 'Black magic, murder and rape'

    Athletics

    Moses Kipsiro

    BBC Sport's Matt Slater: Eight months ago, Moses Kipsiro chased down two rivals down the finishing stretch to defend his Commonwealth 10,000m title in one of the best races at Glasgow 2014.

    Now the Ugandan is in hiding, frightened for his own life and those of his large family.

    Kipsiro, who trains and shares an agent with Mo Farah, claims he is being persecuted for speaking out last year against a coach who was sexually harassing his female teammates. The coach says he is the victim of a politically-motivated smear campaign.

    With allegations of arson, black magic, murder and rape flying around, the IAAF has joined the ranks of those wanting answers. Meanwhile, Ugandan athletics is in turmoil.

    Read the full piece here

  7. Davies banned for five weeks

    Rugby Union

    BBC Wales Sport on Twitter: Scarlets scrum-half Gareth Davies banned for five weeks for head-butting Edinburgh centre Andries Strauss in Saturday's Pro12 game

  8. Angry footballer suspended

    Football

    Fabricio

    This is a good one...

    A Brazilian First Division club have suspended a player who made obscene hand gestures to his own team's fans and ripped his shirt off during a game.

    Internacional defender Fabricio, 28, threw the shirt to the ground after being dismissed in the second half for reacting to jeers from the crowd.

    Former Manchester United midfielder Anderson was sent off in the same game.

    Club president Vitorio Piffero said: "Internacional's jersey is sacred, he lacked respect for the club."

  9. England omission surprises Tredwell

    Cricket

    Kent spinner James Tredwell is surprised he did not play more for England at the World Cup.

    The 33-year-old only appeared in England's final pool match against Afghanistan, by which time they had been eliminated from the tournament.

    "Before going on the trip I had real thoughts I would feature quite a lot and have almost a leading role," he told BBC Radio Kent.

    "To hardly feature at all was a bit of a surprise, if I'm honest."

  10. Jockey unfazed after spectacular fall

    Horse Racing

    Lewis Ferguson

    Jockey Lewis Ferguson says his spectacular fall from favourite Merrion Square has not put him off racing.

    The 18-year-old was unseated before the jump and turned a full somersault through the air after hitting the top of the final fence at Wincanton.

    It was the amateur's first ride over fences and he emerged unscathed, bar a cut nose - with the horse also uninjured.

    "I'm fine, I feel no worse than I usually do so I'm all right," he said.

    Click here if you have not yet seen the spectacular fall

  11. Redfearn considers Leeds position

    Football

    Neil Redfearn

    One thing leads to another. Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn said he is considering his position after assistant coach Steve Thompson was suspended by the club.

    Thompson joined Leeds from neighbours Huddersfield in December and, alongside Redfearn, has overseen the club losing just three league games this year.

    "I've got to have a good think," Redfearn told BBC Radio Leeds.

    "It seems like a strange decision and I would have liked to have known about it."

  12. Pedrosa out for upto six weeks

    Moto GP

    Dani Pedrosa

    More medical news. MotoGP contender Dani Pedrosa is to have surgery for a second time on a troublesome forearm injury.

    The Spaniard had announced following last weekend's opening Grand Prix of the new season in Qatar that he would take time away from the sport to look for a cure to his problem.

    He was operated on last year for the same issue and a second operation will mean he is out of action for between a month and six weeks.

    "After speaking with some key doctors and medical professionals that I trust, they are all in agreement that this is the only option for me," said the 29-year-old.

    He will miss the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin on 12 April and the Argentine Grand Prix a week later.

  13. North medical update

    Rugby Union

    George North

    An update on the condition of Northampton's George North...

    The Welshman has been advised by a neurologist to take a month away from playing rugby before being re-assessed at the end of April.

    North will continue to be monitored by the Saints' medical team until then. He will not participate in on-field training, but will continue to contribute in other areas and maintain his work with the club's performance department.

    "We have listened to the advice we sought and George will be taking some time away from the field," said director of rugby Jim Mallinder.

  14. Pietersen on comeback trail

    Cricket

    Kevin Pietersen

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has announced plans to begin his season with Surrey against Oxford MCCU in The Parks.

    Pietersen, hoping to press for an England recall through runs in the County Championship, signed a new contract with Surrey last month.

    The 34-year-old was given fresh hope of a return to Test cricket, after his sacking last year, when incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves hinted that it was a possibility.

    "I think I am going to be playing at Oxford, just to get some overs in my legs," he said.

  15. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Faisal: If Raheem wasn't a gifted player LFC wouldn't mind selling him, why would he show any loyalty if LFC don't win trophies?

    Scott Johnson: Sterling making the same decision any non Liverpool fan would make, wants to play best level possible for best wage available

    Peterwari Soberekon: Spent all day discussing the Sterling saga. The boy have said it, wait till the summer before calling him names

    We asked what you think about the Raheem Sterling interview. Give us your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, on the BBC Sport Facebook page & via Google+

  16. Sutton found guilty of match-fixing

    Snooker

    More on the news that amateur snooker player John Sutton has been found guilty of match fixing after a 6-0 defeat by Jamie Burnett last year.

    BBC Sport's Frank Keogh: Following a hearing last week, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has found Sutton in breach of two rules - one relating to fixing and another of misusing inside information.

    It will decide on a sanction against the Irishman at a later date, likely to be next month.

    Sutton is not a member of the WPBSA and does not hold a World Snooker tour card.

    He accepted an invitation to play, and was beaten by Burnett, in an International Championships qualifier in Barnsley in September 2014.

    Suspicious betting patterns on the game were reported. There is no suggestion Burnett was involved in any wrongdoing.

  17. Sutton found guilty of match-fixing

    Snooker

    BREAKING NEWS: Amateur snooker player John Sutton has been found guilty of match fixing after a 6-0 defeat by Jamie Burnett last year.

  18. Van Marwijk flies in at Go Ahead

    Football

    Former Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk has agreed to take on an advisory role with relegation-threatened Eredivisie side Go Ahead Eagles.

    Van Marwijk, who guided Netherlands to the 2010 World Cup final in South Africa, and his former assistant Rene Eijkelkamp will help new coach Dennis Demmers as the club attempts to stop a run of five successive losses.

    "I will regularly visit the club to offer a helping hand. I began here and I've been a supporter ever since," said 62-year-old Van Marwijk, who played for Go Ahead Eagles from 1969 to 1975. "If I can help the staff and players keep this great club in the top flight, then I will do it.

    The club are second from bottom in the Dutch league, play at SC Cambuur in their first game under Demmers on Sunday.

  19. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Lee Farren: I believe Sterling, not holding out for money, wants to assess options at the end of the season.

    Peter Ratcliffe: Sterling gave the interview so he would be left alone until after the end of season. Lesson learned - don't give interviews

    Nick Darby: If it's "not about the money", why is Sterling holding out for a massive wage that will prevent investment in the team

    We asked what you think about the Raheem Sterling interview. Give us your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, on the BBC Sport Facebook page & via Google+

  20. Prop Evans to join Quins

    Rugby Union

    Newport Gwent Dragons loose-head prop Owen Evans will join Harlequins at the end of the season.

    The 26-year-old, who represented Wales at the 2009 Junior World Championship, joined the Dragons in 2012 and has scored two tries in 62 appearances.

    "I feel now is the right time to take the jump to the Premiership," he said.

    "I want to develop and with the international props in the squad I feel that Quins can push me further. I can't wait to start pre-season."

  21. Palace enjoy record turnover

    Football

    Crystal Palace

    The Eagles are flying high, not just in the Premeir League, but on their balance sheets too...

    Crystal Palace made a pre-tax profit of £23m and enjoyed a record turnover in their first season back in the Premier League.

    The club were promoted from the Championship in 2013, when they made only £3.5m profit on a £14.5m turnover.

    Financial results for the year ending June 2014 show turnover rose to £90.4m.

    "The improved profit stemmed mainly from increased broadcasting income, combined with prudent financial planning," chairman Steve Parish said.

  22. Get involved at #bbcsportsday

    We asked what you think about the Raheem Sterling interview. Give us your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, on the BBC Sport Facebook page & via Google+

    Nick Darby: If it's "not about the money", why is Sterling holding out for a massive wage that will prevent investment in the team

    Allan Holmes: Be interesting to see if Sterling moves to a bigger club and asks to stay on the same money. After all, he only wants trophies

    Aamir Sattar: Sterling's not "Concentrating on his football" until the summer, he's waiting to see if we make Top 4 or win the FA Cup!

  23. Howe ready for promotion run-in

    Football

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says his players are primed for the Championship run-in as they attempt to seal promotion to the Premier League.

    The Cherries top the Championship as they try to make it into English football's top flight for the first time in their history.

    Howe took his squad to Dubai during the international break as the season draws to a thrilling conclusion.

    "We've enjoyed our break," Howe told BBC South Today.

  24. Wiggins wins Belgium time trial

    Road Cycling

    Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins claimed his first win of the season by winning the time trial Three Days of De Panne in Belgium.

    In his final time trial for Team Sky, the 34-year-old finished 10 seconds faster than BMC Racing's Stefan Kung over the 14.2km course.

  25. 'I'll go on a diet' - Bruce

    Football

    Steve Bruce

    Hull manager Steve Bruce promises his wife he will go on a diet after unflattering paparazzi pictures of him on a Barbados beach were publicised.

    "I don't think too many 55-year-olds look that good on a beach do they," he said, "but I have promised my good lady I will go on a diet."

  26. Judgement night in Premier League

    Darts

    Barney and MVG

    Talking of Manchester United, Dutchmen Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen took time out to visit Old Trafford this afternoon, ahead of the darts in the city.

    Five players are battling to avoid elimination from the Premier League this evening in Manchester.

    The bottom two men in the group stage after tonight's fixtures will exit the competition.

    Defending champion van Barneveld is one of the players in danger, but a win against world champion Gary Anderson will be enough to see him through.

    Adrian Lewis, Stephen Bunting, Peter Wright and Kim Huybrechts could also go out of the tournament this evening.

  27. Hull latest

    Football

    Hull team news update: MidfielderMo Diame and defender James Chester have been added to the squad for Saturday's trip to Swansea.

  28. Luna Rossa withdraws from America's Cup

    Sailing

    Italian team Luna Rossa announce they are withdrawing from the Americas Cup because of the rule change on downsizing boats which was voted for yesterday.

  29. McCullum in world's top two - Brown

    Cricket

    Birmingham Bears' new signing Brendon McCullum is one of the two best Twenty20 players in the world, says director of cricket Dougie Brown.

    McCullum, 33, led New Zealand to the recent World Cup final and will play seven games in this summer's T20 Blast.

    "With AB de Villiers, he's in the top two players in the world in Twenty20 at the moment," Brown told BBC WM 95.6.

    "Everybody talks about Ian Botham at Somerset and McCullum is in exactly the same vain, he's extremely exciting."

  30. Leicester recall defender Moore

    Football

    Leicester City have recalled England Under-21 defender Liam Moore from his loan spell at Brentford.

    In February, 22-year-old Moore had agreed to stay with the Championship club until the end of the season.

    "He's back with us and I'm pleased to have him," Leicester manager Nigel Pearson told the club website.

  31. Aston Villa news conference

    Football

    Aston Vila manager Tim Sherwood on Saturday's opponents Manchester United: "It' is a massive week. We hope we can get a few bodies back on the pitch to give us a bit more impetus.

    "Man United is the only game I'm focussing on. We need to get something out of that game. It's a wonderful place to go and play. There are a few in our dressing room who have gone there and won and the boys are confident we can do it again."

  32. China Open latest

    Snooker

    John Higgins

    What a clearance from John Higgins in the ninth frame to beat Judd Trump 5-4 and reach the quarter-finals of the China Open in Beijing.

  33. Aston Villa news conference

    Football

    Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood on potential sale of club: "Every club is for sale but I haven't heard anything, no. It is not a concern, I just have to do my job. My job is to prepare the team and keep them in the league this year.

    "It was obviously going to be a difficult task. Nobody said it was going to be easy. There will be lots of ups and downs along the way but I'm confident we can do it.

    "It's a great club, I feel very pleased to have got the opportunity to manage this great club. It is a dream job for me if we stay in the league, it gives me a pre-season to build my own squad. I couldn't have hand picked a better job, but we need to get over the line."

  34. Swansea news conference

    Football

    Swansea manager Garry Monk on his side facing Hull on Saturday:

    "They pushed Chelsea all the way in the last game, and I was really impressed with them.

    "Hull want to steer clear of the relegation zone, so they will be a determined side coming here.

    "But we are focussed on winning the three points, as Hull will be. They have always been close encounters between the sides in recent times."

  35. Swansea news conference

    Football

    Team news: The Swans will be without Tom Carroll for the match against Hull after the Tottenham loanee sustained an ankle injury while playing for England Under-21s.

    Winger Jefferson Montero has a muscle strain and will be assessed by the club's medical team on Saturday.

  36. China Open latest

    Snooker

    Into a final-frame decider between John Higgins and Judd Trump in Beijing. Trump was 4-2 down before levelling the match at 4-4, with the winner progressing into the quarter-finals.

    In the afternoon session, defending champion Ding Junhui continued his run after beating Welshman Mark Williams 5-1.

  37. Get involved #bbcsportday

    Alex Garner: If #Sterling was a foreigner he'd be one of the 'bog-standard' players Greg Dyke wants to stop coming over here.

    Allan Holmes: Be interesting to see if Sterling moves to a bigger club and asks to stay on the same money. After all, he only wants trophies

    Steven Bonner: People stop demonising Sterling, has couple of years left. No need to sign now and Liverpool need to grow up. Wants to win stuff, sensible lad

  38. Morocco ban lifted

    Football

    The Court of Arbitration in Sport upheld an appeal from Morocco to lift their ban from international football imposed on them by the Confederation of African football (CAF) after they pulled out of hosting the 2015 Cup of Nations.

    The ruling should allow Morocco to compete in the next two tournaments in 2017 and 2019. They were fined 8m euros (£5.87m) at the time - this has been reduced to $50,000 (£33,742)

  39. Aston Villa news conference

    Football

    Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood says captain Ron Vlaar could return from a calf problem against Manchester United on Saturday, while Jores Okore is expected to be fit following a knee injury.

  40. Sculpture for Sandy

    Football

    Sandy Jardine sculpture

    BBC Sport Scotland's David Currie on Twitter: Team mates of the late Sandy Jardine with tribute sculpture.

  41. Premier League fixture changes

    Football

    Check the full list of Premier League fixture changes for May on the Premier League website.

  42. Harrison flattered by Wrexham link

    Football

    The New Saints manager Craig Harrison says he is flattered to have been linked with the vacant managerial position at Wrexham.

    Harrison, 37, is one of the favourites to take over at the Racecourse following Kevin Wilkin's dismissal.

    Harrison worked with Wrexham's first team coach Carl Darlington at TNS.

    "I'm an ambitious manager... and I'm looking to further my career. But at the moment I'm under contract as TNS manager," Harrison told BBC Wales.

  43. Post update

    Football

    Southampton: Southampton's home game against Aston Villa on Saturday 16 May will now kick off at 12:45 BST.

  44. Rangers delisted from Stock Exchange

    Football

    BBC Sport's Chris McLaughlin:

    "BBC Scotland has learned a number significant shareholders in Rangers are considering legal action following news of the club's delisting from the stock exchange.

    "The club announced it was delisting after failing to find a new nominated advisor. The move has led to anger amongst some large investors who are now unable to trade their stake on the AIM market. It's also understood at least one complaint has been made to the Financial Conduct Authority regarding to events leading up to the delisting."

  45. Rangers delisted from Stock Exchange

    Football

    More on the big news from Scotland...

    Rangers International Football Club plc is being delisted from the AIM Stock Exchange.

    Trading in the company's shares had already been suspended on 4 March following the resignation of its nominated advisor, WH Ireland.

    This came after the removal of the previous board by a shareholder group led by former director Dave King.

    But the new board has been unable to appoint a new nomad before the deadline for remaining listed on AIM.

  46. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Tiger de Souza: Sterling unconvinced by LFC ability to compete with elite. Hate to break this to you Raheem but you're not world class... yet

    Victor Chatfield: Its clear that Liverpool's ambitions match Sterling's. The issue is that LFC don't have the ability to deliver on those ambitions

    David Tyler: LFC have to pay going rate or lose Sterling.Same for all smaller clubs. Harsh reality is there are bigger clubs with more cash

  47. Hull news conference

    Football

    Final bit from Hull boss Steve Bruce on Saturday's opponents Swansea: "They are a role model for all the smaller clubs. They have a philosophy of their own and have gone down a road which is unique.

    "For all of the smaller clubs in the Premier League, the position Swansea are in, you have to pay them the highest compliment. If we can make a fist of like them, we will be in a great position."

  48. Stoke news conference

    Football

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes on players' fitness:

    "All of the lads are looking OK, which is pleasing. Jon Walters had a little knock today, but we envisage him being OK in time for the game. We also have the likes of Marc Muniesa, Philipp Wollscheid, Erik Pieters and Stephen Ireland all back up to speed, which will help us."

  49. Stoke news conference

    Football

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes ahead of Saturday's game at Chelsea:

    "Our record there hasn't been great, but I think that is the case for most teams. The last time the club got a positive outcome down there was in 1984, and I think my first team coach was in goal that day.

    "I'm not sure what that says about him to be honest. We have acquitted ourselves well in big games on the road this season, and we want to go down to London and put in another good performance. It will be incredibly difficult because they have world class players and they have an outstanding man in charge."

  50. Hull news conference

    Football

    Hull boss Steve Bruce on club name change: "The owner's views will not change, we have to respect that. For what he has done for the club, and put it on the map, and put his hard earned money, he is entitled to have his opinion.

    "Hopefully there is a middle ground but we have to put it to one side. We want Hull City/Hull Tigers in the Premier League next season. That is the main aim. If we have to play in in pink shirts and frilly knickers, then we might complain. It will rumble on."

  51. Hull news conference

    Football

    Hull boss Steve Bruce on relegation battle: "I hope the level of performance can stay as last week, if we can, I am sure we will be fine.

    "It is THE part of the season when you want be in good form. We haven't got the results but I have been very pleased the way we have played. We are not naïve to think we are not going to be in a scrap."

  52. Hull news conference

    Football

    More from Hull City boss Steve Bruce on Greg Dyke's proposals for quotas of English players in squads: "If you are going to do a job properly, you have to look at the football club as a whole and see if we can produce a younger player. I remember Jordan Henderson who became the flag-bearer at Sunderland and was terrific for all concerned.

    "Yesterday, I let six young players go and that is awful. More are going out than coming in. The standard of what we are looking for has gone up. Young players that are playing in Scotland has benefited them. It is a problem. Manchester United, who have they produced all them young players, who have they produced since? Liverpool and Manchester City too?"

  53. Redfearn 'undermined' by suspension decision

    Football

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport: Leeds manager Neil Redfearn on the suspension of his assistant Steve Thompson: 'I have to have a good hard think now.... It's disappointing. It's undermining.'

  54. Hull news conference

    Football

    Hull City boss Steve Bruce on Greg Dyke's proposals for quotas of English players in squads: "It is a great debate. We have the Premier League which as a wonderful spectacle but we have to find a way to produce young players and we have one or two, but we would like a lot more.

    "One thing that is staggering over the last 20 year, is that we have invested millions in academies, but are we producing enough players? When you look back, where are they? It is a hell of a debate. For me personally, we miss children playing football at school."

  55. Leicester news conference

    Football

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson on relegation scrap: "A positive motivator for us is that we've got six games out of nine left at home.

    "We know that if we perform at our maximum at home, we've still got a chance. Away games against sides near us are very important too."

    "We've got to win games and stay positive, but we've got to strike a balance between that and staying in games. It is no longer about staying in touch, we've got to make moves. We need to maximise our opportunities at home. That is pivotal."

  56. Rodgers on Sterling

    Football

    Here's more from Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on winger Raheem Sterling who he says is "not going anywhere this summer".

    Sterling told BBC Sport's Natalie Pirks that he rejected a £100K-a-week deal and that he would not be discussing a new deal with the Reds until the summer.

    "My focus is purely on his football," he said.

    "That's my only concentration. I have said the intention of the player and the club was to put [talks] on hold.

    "Raheem's ambition is to win trophies and that's perfectly aligned with what we're trying to do. This is one of the great clubs.

    "I'm quite relaxed on it. It's part of the modern game. Raheem still has a lot of improvements to make. This is great place for him."

  57. Southampton news conference

    Football

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman on Everton:

    "It's a tough test because Everton deserve to be higher because I like the way they play football. I like the way manager Roberto Martinez is doing his job. It's been a difficult season and one of the reasons is because they play in Europa League and as well as travelling they risk having players injured.

    "But now they are more confident after two wins, we play a little the same the way we play is about winning not controlling and defending, making it more open.

    Champions League next season?

    "It is difficult because of distance in points. If we win next two or three game it is still a fight. It's more for big teams, but we will try. We have eight finals and this season so far is fantastic and if European football then it will be a special one for the club."

  58. Southampton news conference

    Football

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman speaking ahead of Saturday's trip to Everton.

    Team news: "Steven Davis is doubtful with a groin problem. Tomorrow we will make decision.

    On injured keeper Fraser Forster:

    "He is down, I spoke with him last week after the operation and he is ok, but he will be out for a long time - at least for this season. It is difficult to say how long. He is fantastic goalkeeper, was and is the number one for us, but like every player you need a good substitute and Kelvin Davies is a very experienced goalkeeper.

    On Italy's Graziano Pelle scoring against his England:

    "I hope it will give him a lift. He's doing well for the team, but it's always about scoring goal for strikers and his goal against England was a good goal."

  59. Leicester news conference

    Football

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson says Dean Hammond and Zoumana Bakayogo are unavailable for Saturday's game against West Ham, while they will "have a look" at the players returning from international duty.

  60. 'Woods will play at Masters'

    Golf

    Mark O'Meara

    Some golf for you in the midst of all these Premier League news conferences. Mark O'Meara believes his good friend Tiger Woods will compete in next week's Masters.

    Former world number one Woods, whose ranking has plummeted to 104, has struggled badly for form and fitness this season and has played only twice on the PGA Tour.

    Woods played a practice round at Augusta but has yet to confirm if he will feature at next week's event after struggling for form.

    "Deep down I think he will play," said O'Meara. "I hope he plays but I also understand he is doing what he needs to do for him. Everybody struggles in the game of golf and no-one is immune to struggling.

  61. Rodgers on Sterling

    Football

    Brendan Rodgers

    BBC reporter Juliette Ferrington: "Over at #LFC, manager Brendan Rodgers on #raheemsterling: 'I'm quite relaxed about it. It's part of the modern game.' He has got two and half years left on his contract and is going nowhere this summer."

  62. Rangers shares delisted

    Football

    BREAKING NEWS: Shares in Rangers International Football Club plc have been delisted from the AIM Stock Exchange.

    More to come on that...

  63. Rodgers on Sterling

    Football

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on Raheem Sterling coming up...

  64. Jockey's spectacular fall

    Horse Racing

    Lewis Ferguson

    Talking of horse racing, have you seen this spectacular fall from jockey Lewis Ferguson at Wincanton yesterday?

    Well worth a watch if you haven't. A flip over the fence yet he walked away uninjured.

    Crazy.

  65. Aston Villa news conference

    Football

    Team news: Defenders Ron Vlaar and Philippe Senderos and midfielders Tom Cleverley and Joe Cole are all back in training.

  66. 'Sterling under pressure'

    Football

    Raheem Sterling

    Liverpool's Raheem Sterling should stay at the club but is now "under pressure" after talking about his future, says former Reds defender Mark Lawrenson.

    The 20-year-old England winger told BBC Sport he is motivated by trophies and not money after rejecting a contract worth £100,000 a week.

    Sterling says he will address a new deal at the end of the season.

    "He's come a long way in a very short period of time and he needs to remember that," said Lawrenson.

    We asked what you think about the Raheem Sterling interview. Give us your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, on the BBC Sport Facebook page & via Google+

  67. Leeds suspend Thompson

    Football

    Here's Leeds United's statement on the suspension of assistant coach Steve Thompson:

    "The director of football, Nicola Salerno, has today (2 April) suspended the assistant coach Steve Thompson from his duties at the club.

    "This is an internal matter and the club will make no further comment on this internal issue."

  68. Leeds statement on Thompson to come

    Football

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport: Leeds United club statement to be released soon about suspension of assistant coach Steve Thompson

  69. 'Wally' O'Driscoll caught crowdsurfing

    Rugby Union

    Retirement leaves you plenty of time to do the things you once put off in life - in the case of Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll, it's crowdsurfing.

    His wife Amy Huberman was told her husband had gone on a "business trip" before discovering his crowdsurfing antics at a Hong Kong Sevens party and posting the picture on Twitter.

    She then demanded a giant Toblerone from O'Driscoll, which he duly forgot to bring back.

    Brian O'Driscoll
    Image caption: Amy Huberman: "You know when your husband is away in Hong Kong on a very important business trip... "
    Brian O'Driscoll
    Image caption: Amy Huberman: "He's home"
    Toblerone
    Image caption: Brian O'Driscoll: "I'm such a wally at times."
  70. Premier League news conferences

    Football

    On this news conference packed day, we have Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, Aston Villa's Tim Sherwood and Southampton's Ronald Koeman coming up.

  71. Injured Limond out of title defence

    Boxing

    Willie Limond

    Willie Limond has been forced to pull out of his fight with Chris Jenkins with a shoulder injury.

    The Glasgow-born fighter was set to defend his British Light Welterweight title, but will now have to vacate the belt.

    Instead, undefeated Jenkins will face Tyrone Nurse in Leeds on 11 April.

    Limond was crowned champion at the age of 36 when he beat Curtis Woodhouse in June last year on a 12-round split decision at the Braehead arena.

  72. Tottenham news conference

    Football

    Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking ahead of Sunday's league match at Burnley."

    On team news: "Everyone is back. All fit. This is very good news for us."

    On Harry Kane making his senior England debut: "I think it's a very good thing for him. It's all happened very quickly for him."

    On asked whether he wants Kane to play in the summer Euro U21 tournament:

    "I think we have eight very important games and we have time to speak about a lot of things that happen in the future. Harry is our player and if I decide he is in the squad to travel to Sydney [for Spurs summer friendlies]. It's our decision but I think we have time to speak in the future about the European competition."

    Would it be a problem?

    "We are always available and want to help the national team. The player - and in this case we have a very good relationship - I think we need to share the decision."

    Next season he won't have much rest either, is that a worry?

    "It's a thing to discuss with the FA, but always we try to find the best for the player and the national team and it's logical for Tottenham."

  73. 'Women can be as good as men at snooker'

    Snooker

    Reanne Evans

    There is no reason why a woman "can't be just be as good as a man" at snooker, says World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn.

    Reanne Evans, 29, has accepted an invitation to play in this year's World Championship qualifying.

    "Reanne has jumped at her chance and she is capable of beating half the field, maybe more," Hearn told BBC Radio Sheffield.

    The qualifiers for snooker's showpiece event take place from 8 to 15 April.

    Read the piece in full here

  74. Manchester City news conference

    Football

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini on the quota of English players required as suggested by Football Association chairman Greg Dyke:

    "The most important thing is the team has to bring in the best players. If these [English] players are good then I agree they should be signed, but in the Premier League especially you need to have the best players."

    On his squad after the international break:

    "Our squad is normal, one or two small problems, but we will wait and see tomorrow. We were left with just seven players [during the international break] but we knew that before we started. It is important, though, that the national squad have spaces for our players."

  75. West Ham news conference

    Football

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce: "You need to point out to your players at this level of football you have to keep your foot on the gas wherever you are in the table.

    "The ultimate goal is to have the best season that we've had since coming back to the Premier League."

  76. Man City news conference

    Football

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini asked of team's plans for next season:

    "Our plans are for Crystal Palace on Monday and we will not talk about next season yet. We only talk about the next game."

    On rumours linking City with Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling:

    "I don't think there is any part of the year when we are not linked. It is the whole year. There are lots of rumours that we want players. I said we want one English player, but that does not mean I'm interested in this player. I won't talk about rumours."

  77. Man City news conference

    Football

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini on title race: "If we want to reach first position, we must not drop any more points. It is easy to say, not easy to do. We must try to win all our games now until the rest of the season."

  78. West Ham news conference

    Football

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce on opponents Leicester: "It is the cruelty of the Premier League when you don't convert the chances to make and it's a results business.

    "Those results haven't gone as well as performances would suggest for Leicester. They're still fighting.

    "Leicester will not give up and they've still got great hope that they can get out of trouble."

  79. West Ham news conference

    Football

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce on league position and form: "It is very tight between eighth and 10th now for us. We have a reasonable run-in although no game is ever easy at this level.

    "For us it's about achieving as many points as possible in the run-in. Hopefully we can kick off on a good run having beaten Sunderland."

  80. West Ham news conference

    Football

    Sam Allardyce

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says defender Winston Reid is back in full training with the international break allowing him to get fit.

    However, he does not feel forward Enner Valencia "is going to make it" for the Leicester game.

  81. West Ham news conference

    Football

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is currently speaking ahead of their match against Leicester on Saturday.

  82. Man City news conference

    Football

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been asked about the man everyone wants to talk about, Raheem Sterling and a potential move to Etihad Stadium.

    But the City boss is not interesting in talking about him, or any other signing.

    "I will not talk about rumours. We have so many rumours about so many players coming here. It is impossible to have such a big squad," said the Chilean.

    That's that then.

  83. Crystal Palace news conference

    Football

    Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew on summer recruitment: "With three or four additions we can be strong candidates for a top 10 spot. We need to recruit well though."

  84. Crystal Palace news conference

    Football

    Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew on players being allowed to play at summer international tournaments: "How much holiday time do they get? International managers have to make sure there is the communication to look after the welfare of the players."

  85. Leeds assistant suspended

    Football

    What is this all about from Elland Road...??

    BBC Radio Leeds on Twitter: We understand Leeds United assistant Steve Thompson has been suspended today. No reason given for why yet.

    More on that when we get it.

  86. Crystal Palace news conference

    Football

    Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew ahead of Monday's Premier League match against Manchester City: "Our international players have come back unscathed so we're good to go. They've carried their good form through those games."

  87. Kristoff continues fine form

    Road Cycling

    Katusha's Alexander Kristoff continued his fine form by winning again at the three days of De Panne race in Belgium.

    The Norwegian beat German sprinter Andre Greipel in a photo finish at the line on the third stage, having also won the opening two stages.

    It was an eighth win of the season for Kristoff, who now leads by 22 seconds in the overall standings from Belgium's Stijn Devolder ahead of the final stage, a 14.2km time-trial around De Panne later this afternoon.

  88. Toure-Mancini reunion?

    Football

    Yaya Toure

    As we wait for Manuel Pellegrini to appear in his presser, some news from Italy regarding Manchester City...

    Their midfielder Yaya Toure is a dream target for Inter Milan, according to general director Marco Fassone.

    The Italian giants are keen to sign the 31-year-old this summer, a player Inter boss Roberto Mancini knows well having guided him from 2010 until 2013 at the Etihad Stadium.

    Gazzetta dello Sport claim Inter are prepared to submit an offer of £43m for the Ivory Coast international, who is under contract with the Premier League champions until June 2017.

    "Who doesn't dream of having a player like him? Toure would give our midfield line something that we are lacking," Fassone told Italian sports newspaper

  89. Holders England draw Dutch

    Football

    England and Netherlands will replay their 2014 final after being placed in the same group for the Uefa European Under-17 Championship in Bulgaria.

    The 16-team tournament starts in May.

    Group A (6, 9, 12 May): Bulgaria (hosts), Croatia, Spain, Austria

    Group B (6, 9, 12 May): Czech Republic, Slovenia, Belgium, Germany

    Group C (7, 10, 13 May): Greece, Russia, Scotland, France

    Group D (7, 10, 13 May): Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, Italy, England (holders)

  90. China Open latest

    Snooker

    Under way in the afternoon session at the China Open in Beijing. It is a repeat of the 2011 World Championship final as John Higgins takes on Judd Trump. Defending champions Ding Junhui plays Mark Williams.

    In the morning's matches, former world champions Shaun Murphy and Mark Selby both advanced to the quarter-finals.

  91. Alnwick back at Newcastle

    Football

    West Yorkshire Sport: Bradford City loan keeper Jak Alnwick back at Newcastle for scan on wrist sprain.

  92. Henriques signs for Surrey

    Cricket

    Surrey sign Australia all-rounder Moises Henriques for this summer's T20 Blast.

    Henriques, 28, will join Surrey immediately after the Indian Premier League season concludes at the end of next month and will be with them throughout their Blast campaign and also as overseas cover for Kumar Sangakkara - depending on the veteran Sri Lanka batsman's Test commitments in the second half of the summer.

  93. Teenage swimming sensation focussed on Brazil

    Swimming

    Ruta Meilutyte

    Olympic 100m breaststroke champion Ruta Meilutyte says she is solely focused on defending her title in Rio de Janeiro.

    The 18-year-old from Lithuania, who trains and lives in Plymouth, surprised the swimming world when she won gold as a 15-year-old in London.

    But she has gone on to win the world title and break the world record in both the 50m and 100m breaststroke.

    "Ever since London finished my goal was Rio, this four years, step-by-step we're working towards that," she said.

    Click here to read in full what she had to say

  94. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Amit Patel: People saying playing for Liverpool is the stuff of dreams forget that he is a Londoner so whilst it may be their dream..

    Jason Harrison: Sterling should stay at Liverpool to develop as a top player. A move to a big club at this stage could ruin he's career

    Sudan koirala: Sterling getting stick for being honest..Everyone knows Liverpool ain't winning anything in near future..Its not about money

    We asked what you think about the Raheem Sterling interview. Give us your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, on the BBC Sport Facebook page & via Google+

  95. Premier League news conferences

    Football

    We will have all the best quotes from the Tottenham and Manchester City news conferences coming up.

  96. Blues own worst enemy

    Football

    Rebecca Spencer

    Birmingham City goalkeeper Rebecca Spencer says they only have themselves to blame for their winless start to the Women's Super League season.

    The 24-year-old accepted the blame for Asisat Oshoala's opening goal in Liverpool's 2-1 win on Wednesday.

    "We're our own worst enemy," Spencer told BBC WM 95.6.

    "The first goal was probably my fault, I was trying to counter at the end of the first half and should have managed the game better."

  97. Arsene or Aristotle?

    Football

    Arsene Wenger

    This is fun. Think you know your beautiful game from the good life? Well, find out by playing our quiz to see if you can tell the difference between 'The Professor' Arsene Wenger and the philosopher Aristotle.

    Click here to play

    You'll be surprised at the results.

  98. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Evered7: Sterling is waiting to see if Liverpool make it to CL? He should be working to get his club in. Wage same as Coutinho will be fair

    Riley Wood: I don't think Sterling is worth the money, however, last season I would have said yes straight away. Sell him.

    Alex Barreto: Can only judge Sterling when next contract is signed. If he leaves Liverpool and signs for <£100k then fair play.

    We asked what you think about the Raheem Sterling interview. Give us your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, on the BBC Sport Facebook page & via Google+

  99. Rain, rain, go away...

    Cricket

    BBC Sport Wales

    BBC Wales Sport ‏on Twitter: DELAYED START: Glamorgan's opening first-class game against Cardiff MCCU is held up by weather.

  100. Jones unsure on future

    Football

    Kenwyne Jones

    Cardiff City striker Kenwyne Jones admits he does not know where his long-term future lies following his "surprising" loan move to Bournemouth.

    Jones has joined the promotion-chasing Cherries until the end of the season.

    The 30-year-old is Cardiff's top scorer this term but is the latest to leave as manager Russell Slade cuts costs.

    "Whatever is to take place in the summer is going to happen on its own. That's somewhat out of my hands," said Jones.

  101. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Rhys: If Sterling is serious about being successful then he should play for the England Under 21 in summer!!!

    Mark 4exmilitary: LFC fans make me laugh over Sterling. Different story when it was Lallana & Lovren last year. Move to a big club son!

    Clint Maart: Diego Costa, consistent top performer in La Liga before a move to Chelsea, what has Sterling done thus far?

    We asked what you think about the Raheem Sterling interview. Give us your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, on the BBC Sport Facebook page & via Google+

  102. Moore to miss Grand National

    Horse Racing

    Jamie Moore

    Some horse racing news. Jockey Jamie Moore has broken his leg in a fall at Towcester and will miss the Grand National on 11 April.

    Moore was due to ride 33-1 shot Al Co, last season's Scottish National winner, at Aintree for trainer Peter Bowen.

    He is the sixth leading rider to be ruled out of the 2015 National, joining the injured Mark Walsh, Davy Russell, Barry Geraghty and Jason Maguire, plus suspended Bryan Cooper.

    "I'm not in any pain, just gutted to miss Aintree, that hurts," said Moore.

  103. Get involved on BBC Sport's Facebook page

    We asked what you think about the Raheem Sterling interview. Give us your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, on the BBC Sport Facebook page & via Google+

    Scott Jones: If Chelsea offered him £50k a week he'd move. He wants to be at a club that wins things rather than kidding themselves year after year that they're going to win everything and end up potless!

    Matt Martin: Unfortunately for him he's going to have to perform better than he has or else he won't even get what he was offered by Liverpool in the summer let alone any other big club. Blatantly doesn't want to be at the club money or not.

    Sean Paul Wilkinson: The boy doesn't know how Lucky he is, playing for Liverpool is the stuff of dreams. BR has developed him into a potential star, but he's not the finished article, he has yet to win a major honour. Definitely not worth 180k per week.

  104. Rain, rain, go away...

    Cricket

    Somerset Cricket on Twitter: UPDATE: No play before lunch here at Taunton Vale after an inspection from umpires Wharf and Blackwell

    Somerset Cricket
  105. Eagles flying high

    Football

    Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish announces that the club "achieved a record turnover of more than £90m for the year ending June 2014."

    Parish added that the the club's trading company, CPFC 2010 Ltd, made a pre-tax profit of just under £23m (£17m post-tax). A rise of £3.5m from the previous year.

  106. 'Barca want Pogba'

    Football

    Barcelona are looking to sign coveted midfielder Paul Pogba once their Fifa-imposed transfer embargo has been lifted next year, according to Juventus director Pavel Nedved.

    "We know that Barca and other big clubs want him," Nedved said in an interview to El Mundo Deportivo newspaper. "But Pogba has a contract with us."

  107. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    nii daniel: If Sterling wants to leave sell him to the highest bidder and invest the money wisely

    glenn greer: One of the reasons I'm falling out of love with football is players greed. I'd let Sterling go in the summer.

    RebelX: I believe Sterling. He just wants to move to a bigger club where he can win trophies such as Bayern, Barcelona or Man Utd.

    We asked what you think about the Raheem Sterling interview. Give us your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, on the BBC Sport Facebook page & via Google+

  108. Worcs waiting on Ajmal arrival date

    Cricket

    Worcestershire are still waiting to find out exactly when Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal will arrive at New Road.

    The 37-year-old re-signed for the county in February after being cleared to return to cricket by the ICC, but was not expected at Worcester until after Pakistan's tour to Bangladesh.

    However, the tour, in April and May, is still to be officially finalised.

    "We're waiting to hear from Pakistan whether the trip will go ahead," said director of cricket Steve Rhodes.

  109. Messi set for Celta Vigo trip

    Football

    Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi's injured foot has improved, Barcelona said on Thursday, suggesting the Argentina forward will be fit for Sunday's La Liga trip to Celta Vigo.

    The leading scorer in Spain's top flight with 32 goals did not feature in either of Argentina's friendlies during the international break after sustaining a blow to his right foot in last month's 'Clasico' against Real Madrid.

  110. Wear-Tyne derby preparations

    Football

    It's the big north-east derby on Sunday at 16:00 BST, diven't ya knaa!

    Dick Advocaat

    Sunderland: Advocaat takes to the training pitch as preparations are well underway for the Wear-Tyne derby

  111. Get involved on BBC Sport's Facebook page

    We asked what you think about the Raheem Sterling interview. Give us your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, on the BBC Sport Facebook page & via Google+

    Scott Jones: If Chelsea offered him £50k a week he'd move. He wants to be at a club that wins things rather than kidding themselves year after year that they're going to win everything and end up potless!

    Matt Martin: Unfortunately for him he's going to have to perform better than he has or else he won't even get what he was offered by Liverpool in the summer let alone any other big club. Blatantly doesn't want to be at the club money or not.

    Sean Paul Wilkinson: The boy doesn't know how lucky he is, playing for Liverpool is the stuff of dreams. BR has developed him into a potential star, but he's not the finished article, he has yet to win a major honour. Definitely not worth 180k per week.

  112. Wenger on Sterling

    Football

    Raheem Sterling

    Sterling for Arsenal?

    Here is what Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who spoke earlier, said about the 20-year-old who is stalling on signing a new deal for Liverpool.

    Sterling had said it was "quite flattering" having previously been linked to a move to the Emirates Stadium.

    "Raheem Sterling is a top player, everybody in the country knows that now. He is a very important player for Liverpool of course," said Wenger.

    "I do not want to speak about any move. We are not in a transfer period, we are in front of a big game. I respect Liverpool and I do not want to go into any supposed move for any of their players."

  113. Sinckler injury blow

    Rugby Union

    Harlequins prop Kyle Sinckler has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee ligament injury.

    The 22-year-old tight-head sustained the injury in a tackle by Jacques Burger in the 42-14 defeat by Saracens.

  114. Boat Club rescued

    Rowing

    RNLI

    The Oxford University's Women's Boat Club were rescued from the River Thames by the RNLI on Wednesday - just over a week before the Boat Race.

    Chiswick RNLI Lifeboat crew members came to the aid of the rowers when their craft was overcome by choppy conditions while training for the University Boat Race.

    The Oxford crew and their cox were boarded onto the Chiswick lifeboat and returned to Putney.

  115. Locke set to become Killie boss

    Football

    Gary Locke is to sign a deal this afternoon to make him Kilmarnock's permanent manager.

    Locke's legal adviser, Liam O'Donnell, told Press Association: "We are optimistic that he will be signing this afternoon."

    Locke himself added to PA: "I expect to sign a contract. Hopefully we are not a million miles away but these things take time."

  116. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    We asked what you think about the Raheem Sterling interview. Give us your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, on the BBC Sport Facebook page & via Google+

    JJ_007: Sterling contract not up till 17 June. Leave him on 35k for a year. If he has another season like last he'll Justify the 150K

    austin joe daniel: Being linked with Arsenal, for example, shows this is a money issue for Sterling. #LFC is the best place for his development

    Vincenzo Re: A team dependent on Raheem Sterling will never win trophies. As a bench warmer he will win trophies.

  117. Post update

    West Ham's on-loan full-back Carl Jenkinson: Nice to be back with the lads and preparing for the weekend!

    Jenkinson helped England's Under-21 team to a 3-2 win over Germany last week.

  118. Happy birthday

    Birthday cake

    Linford Christie (athletics): British sprinter who was Olympic 100 metres champion in Barcelona in 1992 and world champion in Stuttgart in 1993, born 1960.

    Teddy Sheringham (soccer): Former Millwall, Tottenham, Manchester United, West Ham and England striker, born 1966.

    Todd Woodbridge (tennis): Australian who is best known for his doubles partnership with Mark Woodforde, born 1971.

    Eyal Berkovic (soccer): Israeli former Celtic, West Ham and Manchester City midfielder, born 1972.

    Michael Clarke (cricket): Australia's Test captain, born 1981.

  119. Remembering Edwards' debut

    Football

    Duncan Edwards

    Also on this day, it's 60 years since Duncan Edwards made his England debut aged 18 years and 183 days.

    Read this piece about him to learn more about a player that was set for great things for both Manchester United and his country.

  120. On this day

    Red Rum

    1926: Sir Jack Brabham, the Australian three-time Formula One world champion and the only driver in the sport's history to win the championship in a car of his own construction, was born. He died on 19 May 2014, aged 88.

    1977: Red Rum won his record third Grand National, winning by 25 lengths from Churchtown Boy. Charlotte Brew, on Barony Fort, became the first woman to take part in the race.

    1993: Jonathan Davies kicked a record 10 goals as Great Britain's rugby league team set a new Test best victory of 72-6, against France at Swinton.

    2002: Jockey Tony McCoy broke Sir Gordon Richards' 55-year record for winners in a season when he recorded his 270th win of the campaign at Warwick.

    2003: Wimbledon received final approval from the Football League for their temporary move to the National Hockey Stadium in Milton Keynes.

    2009: Sven-Goran Eriksson was sacked as coach of the Mexico national team.

  121. Brown signs new Exeter deal

    Rugby Union

    Exeter Chiefs prop Alex Brown has agreed a new contract to keep him at Sandy Park until 2017.

    The 25-year-old has made 50 appearances since signing for the club from Doncaster in 2012.

    Exeter have also signed Nottingham hooker Shaun Malton on a two-year deal from next season.

    England-qualified Malton, 25, is a former South Africa youth international, joined Nottingham from London Irish in 2012.

  122. Dack on Newport

    Football

    BBC Wales Sport: Newport County manager Jimmy Dack says he is involved in planning for next season, but his own future remains uncertain

  123. Pizza or salad?

    Football

    Pizza

    We all love a pizza, and some of us prefer a donner kebab to a salad, but what are the right things to eat to win at football?

    Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic reveals what is on his plate on match day in this BBC iWonder guide.

  124. McIlroy's Masters meltdown

    Golf

    Rory McIlroy

    As Rory McIlroy aims to complete a career grand slam with a green jacket on 12 April, he has spoken about his Masters meltdown four years ago.

    The Northern Irishman led by four shots going into the last day at Augusta, but dropped six in three holes and ended up carding an 80.

    He described his final-round collapse at the 2011 tournament as the "most important day" of his career.

    "I learned so much about myself and what I needed to do the next time I got into that position," he said.

    Read the full piece here

  125. Kellock to retire

    Rugby Union

    Glasgow Warriors captain Al Kellock will retire from rugby at the end of the season.

    Kellock, 33, who has been the Warriors captain for the past nine seasons, has played 154 games for the club and captained the team for the 150th time in the 34-34 draw with Leinster in Dublin on Friday.

  126. Margetts leaves U's

    Football

    BBC Cambs Sport: Manager Richard Money has also confirmed that loan striker Johnny Margetts has left Cambridge City

  127. Questions for Murray Walker

    BBC F1 presenter Suzi Perry: "And it's "gogogo!" Send me your #Murray q's and I'll tweet his finest answers #f1rewinds."

    New to the BBC's F1 coverage for the 2015 season, Formula 1 Rewind takes a look back on some of the most classic races in history. It will be broadcast on BBC Two, 15:00-16:00 GMT on Friday 17 April.

  128. Moeen to join England squad

    Cricket

    Moeen Ali

    Moeen Ali is planning to join England for the latter stages of their Test tour of the West Indies, as his side injury continues to improve.

    The all-rounder hurt himself during England's failed World Cup campaign, and was therefore not available when the selectors chose the Caribbean squad.

    "I'm hoping to play that game against Yorkshire, prove my fitness and fly immediately afterwards," he told Cricinfo.

  129. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Jay: Sterling is just doing to Liverpool what English football clubs are doing to their fans - pricing them out. Fair play I say

    Mark: I doubt Sterling will be the only player stalling over a new contract after that mega money TV deal for Premier League clubs

    James Elton: Has anyone considered that Sterling is holding out for Champions League football. I think he'll go when Liverpool finish 5th!

    We asked what you think about the Raheem Sterling interview. Give us your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, on the BBC Sport Facebook page & via Google+

  130. Two-match ban for Hill

    Football

    BBC Solent Sport: Eastleigh FC manager Richard Hill has been handed a two-match touchline ban by the FA, in relation to two incidents at Grimsby on 21 March

  131. County cricket alerts

    Cricket

    Alert

    Want to get your county's results as they happen or know when a key wicket has fallen? You can now get automated alerts through the BBC Sport app, with alerts also available for football clubs, international teams and Formula 1.

    Click here to find out all about it.

  132. Latest football podcast

    Football

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Have you managed to listen to BBC Radio 5 live football podcast yet?

    Top journalists Henry Winter, Sam Wallace & Neil Ashton scan over the latest developments regarding Raheem Sterling saga. They also discuss a host of other football issues. Shove on those headphones!

  133. Comolli for Owls?

    Football

    Interesting line from Sheffield Wednesday...

    BBC Sheffield sports editor Andy Giddings on Twitter: The club decline to comment on newspaper reports suggesting they are to appoint Damien Comolli as director of football.

  134. QPR news conference

    Football

    QPR manager Chris Ramsey: "We've been in the fortunate position to be manager of QPR. Hopefully, we're not looking at that as a token gesture.

    He added: "If it doesn't work out for me here - any manager of any race - you are always in a position where it is difficult to get another job. We left Tottenham and I was seven months out of work. As a black man it's always going to be difficult anyway."

  135. Post update

    Justin Edinburgh

    Gillingham FC on Twitter: Manager Justin Edinburgh delivering his pre match press conference this morning, talking to BBC Radio Kent Sport

  136. QPR news conference

    Football

    QPR manager Chris Ramsey

    QPR manager Chris Ramsey has been quite strong on the lack of black managers in English football.

    Director of football at the club, Les Ferdinand recently said that covert racism was rife and preventing ethnic minorities from gettng top jobs in football.

    Ramsey said he agreed with Ferdinand.

    "We're still at this stage in the game we are highlighting I'm still the only black Premier League manager," he said. "It's not the norm to have ethnic minority managers in this position."

  137. Everton news conference

    Football

    A last bit from Roberto Martinez, who was asked if the club will sign Barcelona wonderkid Gerard Deulofeu, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Everton last season.

    The Spaniard is currently on loan at Sevilla, but will be sold by the Catalan giants in the summer.

    "He is a phenomenal footballer who enjoyed his time at Goodison Park. I can't really comment on whether we would be interested."

  138. Get involved via the BBC Sport Facebook page

    Ronnie Hutchison: Over rated, offload him now and cash in. Watch him spend more time warming the bench for his next club and hopefully Rodgers will use the cash sensibly to invest.

    David Shenston: He wants to move to a bigger club where they win trophies. That's why he wants out at Liverpool.

    Harry James Peter: I say let him go for the highest amount we can and sign a quality winger in place of him. He's not performing as well as he used to.

    We asked what you think about the Raheem Sterling interview. Give us your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, on the BBC Sport Facebook page & via Google+

  139. Everton news conference

    Football

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez was asked if the club is already looking to next season?

    "It would be a big mistake. There are 24 points still to play for and we want to fight to get as high as possible in the table. We have five home games and three away games and we want to make the most of that home advantage.

    "We have won our last two games, which have given us confidence and belief, and we want to continue that momentum."

  140. Everton news conference

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    Roberto Martinez has also talked about Ross Barkley's impressive impact for England.

    "He is used to having to deal with extremes. When he is playing well he's called the best footballer in England, but when he has a bad game, it changes. What is true is that he has an incredible level of maturity," said the Spaniard.

    "He's learned a lot having come through a serious injury (knee) and it doesn't surprise me that he made a good impact coming off the bench in both England's games. "I think he is a better player for that experience of the injury.

    "Ross is one who takes responsibility in big moments of games and has developed that physicality as well. There are not many footballers in Europe with the same level of ability."

  141. 'Barkley the best, on his day'

    Roberto Martinez

    BBC Sport's Juliette Ferrington on Twitter: Roberto Martinez on Ross Barkley: "When he plays well, he is probably the best footballer that England could have."

  142. Everton news conference

    Football

    Roberto Martinez has been speaking ahead of Saturday's match against Southampton.

    "I will be surprised if they don't qualify for Europe and finish in the top five or six," said Martinez, on the Saints, who are currently sixth.

    "Manager Ronald Koeman has done exceptionally well. They are physically strong and well organised. Defensively they have the best record in the league and there are reasons for that. Their foreign players have done really well and that's a reflection of the way they enjoy working in that environment. It tells you a lot."

  143. 'Last call for the West Indies'

    Cricket

    England Cricket

    England Cricket on Twitter: Alastair Cook & Peter Moores have completed their pre #WIvEng press conference. The lads now wait for their flight

  144. Race for the Premier League

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    Championship managers

    It is not just all about the Premier League, but the race to get there from the Championship too and the 2014-15 promotion chase is tighter than it has ever been.

    But which three teams will be celebrating promotion to the top-flight in May? BBC Sport looks at the form, facts and prospects of all eight Premier League hopefuls.

  145. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Leslie Rogers: Sterling has made it patently clear by this interview that it is INDEED about the money.

    Ryan_lfc_giants: Sterling isn't worth that. Coutinho agreed a 70k contract weeks ago and is better player. Club can't afford to set a precedent.

    Jay G: We would all love to further our careers and achieve more, not sure why Sterling should be criticised for doing the same.

    We asked what you think about the Raheem Sterling interview. Give us your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, on the BBC Sport Facebook page & via Google+

  146. The key Sterling questions

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    Raheem Sterling statistics

    Will he or won't he sign a new deal? Just how good is he? And if he leaves Liverpool, where could he go? BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty attempts to answer all these questions about Raheem Sterling, after the forward revealed there will not be any contract talks with his club until the summer.

    Click here to read the piece

  147. Arsenal news conference

    Football

    As Arsene Wenger said, Arsenal can only win their matches and hope Chelsea slip up.

    On Saturday the Gunners face Liverpool, who suffered a blip in their bid to win a Champions League spot with a pre-international break defeat by Manchester United.

    Wenger added: "I have a big respect for Liverpool, but I am focused on the game and producing the performances we have done recently."

    On Reds captain Steven Gerrard, who misses out from Saturday's match after his sending off against Manchester United, Wenger added: "When Liverpool were in trouble everyone looked towards him and nine times out of 10 he got them out of it."

  148. Get involved

    Dave Ellis: Sterling - 150 grand for a player who's only a couple of clicks up from Aaron Lennon.

    Jon Evans: I think Sterling is waiting to see if Liverpool make top 4. I think he's an honest enough guy

    Shanmugaraja CK: Walcott stalled on contract, he is still.. same way as Sterling. But no-one says he is greedy. Unfair on Sterling

    We asked what you think about the Raheem Sterling interview. Give us your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, on the BBC Sport Facebook page & via Google+

  149. Arsenal news conference

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    Arsene Wenger

    Looking at the Premier League table, Arsenal are seven points behind leaders Chelsea, who have a game in hand. The Gunners have eight games left to play. Odds on a Blues collapse? No, we didn't think so.

    Arsene Wenger was asked the inevitable question about his team's chances of winning the title.

    "What is mathematically possible you have to try to achieve but that's not all down to us. We can only master our own performances," he said.

  150. Arsenal news conference

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    Danny Welbeck

    Danny Welbeck suffered a knee injury during England's 4-0 win over Lithuania, but the ex-Manchester United man might be ready to return to action.

    "He's an important player who scores goals and contributes to the team. Technically he has matured," says boss Arsene Wenger.

  151. Arsenal news conference

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    The Gunners also state that attacking midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back in training but won't be available, while forward Danny Welbeck could return for Saturday's match.

  152. Arsenal news conference

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    Mike Arteta

    Here is some team news from manager Arsene Wenger's news conference ahead of Saturday's match against Liverpool.

    "Midfielders Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere, Abou Diaby and full-back Mathieu Debuchy are all back in training but not ready yet," says Wenger.

  153. Everton and Arsenal coming up

    Football

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger have rocked up to the mic.

    Toffees host Southampton on Saturday, while the Gunners have the small matter of Liverpool in the early kick off. There are six points separating third-place Arsenal and the Reds.

  154. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    William Swayne: I like Sterling, but his performances this season haven't justified the deal he wants. I'd sell him and keep Jordon Ibe.

    Hamza: Straight out of a greedy footballer's handbook: "I dont care about money, its all about winning trophies"

    CJ: Sterling isn't worth it. He is so overrated. He doesn't have much to offer. He will ultimately be sold on for very little.

    We asked what you think about the Raheem Sterling interview. Give us your thoughts via #bbcsportsday, on the BBC Sport Facebook page & via Google+

  155. '540-degree flying flip'

    Horse Racing

    Did you catch the clip of jockey Lewis Ferguson's spectacular fall at Wincanton? He should look to make the GB gymnastics team for Rio.

    Anyway, BBC Sport's Frank Keogh says:

    "Ferguson was back riding on Thursday, 14 hours after emerging unscathed.

    "Ferguson and his horse Merrion Square were unhurt despite what the Washington Post called the rider's "540-degree flying flip.

    "The jockey said he felt 'fine' and was riding out at the stables of eight-time champion trainer Paul Nicholls on Thursday morning."

    Made of tough stuff.

  156. England cricket news conference

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    Kevin Pietersen

    More from England head coach Peter Moores:

    "For me Kevin's not on this trip, so I don't need to focus on Kevin at all.

    "My focus is to support Alastair [Cook] as I always would and the 16 players on this tour. At the end of that summer (last year) we'd gone through a tough summer, and started to play the sort of attacking cricket people like, and we like.

    "That's our focus at the moment. From my point of view Kevin isn't on the radar. He can't be in my or Cooky's focus at all."

  157. 'Pietersen not on radar'

    Cricket

    The England duo of captain Alastair Cook and Peter Moores have spoken.

    So you might have read that Kevin Pietersen is looking for a return to playing for England.

    Here's what England head coach Peter Moores said moments ago:

    "He is not on the radar," Moores said.

  158. Get involved at #bbcsportsday

    Simon Wilson: #lfc should cash in on Sterling. Losing Luis Suarez was a punch to kidneys, losing sterling is a nettle sting

  159. 'Sterling needs advice'

    Football

    Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling

    Ex-Liverpool defender John Scales believes Raheem Sterling's stalling over signing a new Reds contract is over money.

    The BBC's Natalie Pirks spoke to the winger, who confirmed he turned down a new £100,000-a-week deal.

    Scales told BBC Radio 5 live that it was partly about the money.

    Scales also questioned advice Sterling is receiving from his advisor and says he needs to get advice from as many people as possible.

  160. Cook news conference

    Cricket

    I think the England skipper Alastair Cook and head coach Peter Moores are probably getting a cuppa before their pre-tour news conference. It was scheduled for about 08:00 BST.

    Stay here for the latest.

  161. Ex-England bosses call for change

    Football

    England coach Kevin Keegan

    And let's just stay with the England national team just that little bit longer.

    This from the Daily Telegraph:

    Five former England managers warn that England's chances of winning the World Cup again will be damaged if the national game does not quickly unify behind Football Association Greg Dyke's proposed new reforms.

    Glenn Hoddle, Kevin Keegan, Sven Goran Eriksson, Graham Taylor and Steve McClaren have signed a joint letter to Dyke in which they advocate the swift implementation of new proposals that will increase club opportunities for young English players.

    "Failure to do so risks England falling further behind the leading football nations and will only make it harder to end the long wait to win the World Cup," the managers write.

    What do you think of that? Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

  162. The gossip column

    Football

    Have you had your fill of Liverpool's Raheem Sterling? Read more in today's gossip column.

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  163. Kane for U21 Euros?

    Football

    Harry Kane

    We did wave farewell to international week, but before it walks off into the sunset let's call it back for just a few more moments.

    Apparently, England coach Roy Hodgson says Tottenham's Harry Kane - who, judging by the nationwide fawning, is closing in on a knighthood - wants to play in the Under-21 European Championship this summer.

    Hodgson said: "Harry wants to go with the Under-21s. He wants to finish the job that he has done."

    Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that Kane, 21, might benefit from resting this summer.

    Read the full story here.

  164. England cricket news conference

    Cricket

    England cricket captain Alastair Cook

    But... but... before all that England captain Alastair Cook (remember him?) and head coach Peter Moores are about to hold a news conference before the squad head off to their three-Test tour of the West Indies.

    Stay here for the latest.

  165. The Premier League is back

    Football

    Sergio Aguero

    Hello. We have waved farewell to the international break, so it is back to business in the British football leagues.

    A lot of our focus will be on the Premier League fixtures this Easter weekend. There are 12 news conferences coming up. That's right, 12.

    Order of play (all times BST):

    09:00 Arsenal, Everton

    09:45 QPR

    12:30 Spurs

    12:45 Man City

    13:00 West Ham

    14:00 Liverpool, Palace, Leicester, Southampton, Swansea

    15:30 Stoke