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Summary

  1. FA Cup quarter-final replay: Blackburn v Liverpool 19:45 BST
  2. Paul Downton leaves ECB post
  3. Jack Wilshere 'ready' to return
  4. Rory McIlroy mentally ready for Masters
  5. Who would you want to have as a caddie?
  6. GET INVOLVED: #mycaddiedream or on BBC Sport Facebook

Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez and Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

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  1. See you later

    It's been a busy finish to Sportsday with the departure of ECB managing director Paul Downton but it's now time to go. Sportsday will, of course, be back tomorrow but, in the meantime, you can go to BBC Sport's live text commentary of the FA Cup replay between Blackburn and Liverpool by clicking here.

  2. Ulster make double signing

    Rugby Union

    Ulster have announced the signings of London Welsh players Peter Browne and Paul Rowley.

    Lock Browne, 27, is Irish-qualified, while 26-year-old scrum-half Rowley, who was born in Limerick, began his playing career at the Munster academy, representing the province's Under-19 and Under-20 sides.

    Ulster team manager Bryn Cunningham says: "Pete's pedigree and age make him the perfect person to come into an environment that will encourage him to achieve his potential and result in him pushing hard for a starting berth as a six or second-row.

    "Paul possesses an all-round game, with control being at the forefront of his skill-set."

  3. Poysden signs Bears deal

    Cricket

    Warwickshire have signed leg spinner Josh Poysden to his first professional contract on a one-year deal.

    The 23-year-old has joined the Bears after a season-long trial last year in which he made seven senior appearances.

    Poysden played with Gordon Cricket Club during the winter, where he took the wicket of Australia captain Michael Clarke.

    "I've enjoyed being part of the squad and contributing to last season's success," he told the club website.

  4. Sheep field to Masters

    Golf

    Danny Willett

    Sheffield's Danny Willett used to play his golf "in the middle of a sheep field" - now he's about to play in his first Masters.

    Willett, 27, has been paired with American Larry Mize and Australian amateur Byron Meth for the first two rounds at Augusta National.

    "We used to go to Anglesey in Wales for two weeks in the summer and play the same nine-hole golf course three or four times," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

    "I think the longest club you hit was probably a seven iron on this par three course in the middle of a sheep field.

  5. Giants sign Cox from Hull KR

    Rugby League

    Huddersfield Giants have signed Hull KR forward Jordan Cox on loan for a month.

    Cox, 22, who has not featured for the Robins this season, could make his debut for the Giants against St Helens on Sunday.

    The Giants are likely to be without forward Brett Ferres for three months because of an ankle injury he picked up in the defeat by Salford.

    "I got a call asking if I'd be interested and I took it with both hands," he told BBC Radio Leeds.

  6. Roberts to Ospreys?

    Rugby Union

    Ospreys have refused to be drawn on stories linking Racing Metro's Wales centre Jamie Roberts with a move to Liberty Stadium.

    The 28-year-old British and Irish Lion is reported to be leaving the French club at the end of the the season.

    Forward coach Chris Gibbes said he knew nothing of any potential move, but could not resist a joke.

    "I'm not the right guy to ask, but if he wants to come and play second row or back row I'd be happy," he said.

  7. Kolkata beat Mumbai

    Cricket

    Kolkata Knight Riders open the defence of their Indian Premier League title with a win over Mumbai Indians in the opening game of the 2015 competition.

    Mumbai set KKR 169 to win and Gautam Gambhir's side reached their total with nine balls to spare.

    Gambhir hit 57 in his side's chase, while Suryakumar Yadav smashed 46 off 20 balls.

  8. Prop Low out for season

    Rugby Union

    Exeter Chiefs' Scotland international prop Moray Low is likely to miss the rest of the season.

    The 30-year-old hobbled off with a hamstring injury having come on as a replacement in Saturday's European Challenge Cup win over Newcastle.

    "He has got quite a significant hamstring injury," Exeter head coach Rob Baxter told BBC Sport.

    "It's going to be unlikely that he'll feature again this season, which is very unfortunate for Moray."

  9. Superstition and socks

    Football

    Jack Grealish

    Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish says superstition causes him to keep his socks rolled down during games.

    The 19-year-old made his first Premier League start in Tuesday's 3-3 draw with fellow strugglers Queen's Park Rangers.

    "It's a superstition that I've done all my life and I'm going to keep it that way," Grealish told BBC WM 95.6.

    "A few referees have tried telling me but I've got to keep it like that. I haven't had a kick on my shin yet and hopefully not any time soon."

  10. 'England camp aware of changes'

    Cricket

    Following Paul Downton leaving his job as ECB managing director, the role will now be "removed".

    A statement from ECB reads: "A newly created role of 'director of England cricket', with a clear focus on delivering a world class performance environment for all formats will replace it.

    "The restructuring follows a review of the team's performance at the World Cup and a need to look to the long-term, putting a plan in place for 2019 and beyond."

    ECB cheif executive Tom Harrison adds: "The [England] touring team in the West Indies are aware of the changes.

    "The process for appointing the new role, with sole responsibility for the England set-up, will begin immediately."

  11. KNVB frustrated by video tech prevention

    Football

    The Dutch football association have told BBC World Service that they're frustrated that they've been prevented from trialling their video technology system during competitive games.

    Earlier this year the International FA Board (IFAB) decided to delay live "real life" trials of the "video assistant" at matches for at least 12 months.

    The Dutch FA had asked to use the technology in the Dutch Cup next season.

    They've tested their system "off-line" in 34 matches in the Netherlands but haven't been able to do a "real life" test.

  12. Russia awarded Euro 2016 win

    Football

    Uefa has awarded Russia a 3-0 victory over Montenegro following their Euro 2016 qualifier in Podgorica being abandoned because of crowd trouble.

    A statement from European football's governing body read it has "decided to declare the match as forfeited.

    "As a consequence, the Football Association of Montenegro (FSCG) is deemed to have lost the game 3-0."

    Montenegro have also been ordered to play their next two home matches behind closed doors and were fined $50,000.

  13. Downton departure

    Cricket

    Paul Downton became managing director at the England and Wales Cricket Board in February 2014 and one of his first actions was to oversee the sacking of Kevin Pietersen.

    England were also embarrassingly knocked out of the World Cup at the group stage earlier this year during Downton's tenure.

    Tom Harrison, who took up his role as the new chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), in January said: "The England cricket department needs to deliver performance at the highest level and our structure needs to be accountable for reaching the standards we aspire to.

    "The new role we are putting in place will deliver an environment where world class performance is at the heart of everything we do."

  14. ECB statement on Downton

    Cricket

    Paul Downton

    A statement from the ECB regarding Paul Downton's departure reads: "The existing England team set-up will change with immediate effect, with Paul Downton leaving his position as managing director of England cricket.

    "A new leadership appointment, focused on performance will now be created and report directly to the chief executive."

  15. Downton leaves ECB post

    Cricket

    BREAKING NEWS: Paul Downton has left his role as managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board.

  16. McIlroy's Masters?

    Golf

    Rory McIlroy
  17. Farrell close to return

    Rugby Union

    Owen Farrell

    Owen Farrell hopes to be in contention for Saracens' European Champions Cup semi-final against Clermont Auvergne on 18 April.

    The Saracens and England international fly-half has been sidelined since suffering a knee ligament injury - during a Champions Cup pool stage defeat against Clermont - in January.

    Asked if he hoped to be back for the semi-final, Farrell told BT Sport: "I'm hoping to be. The knee is feeling good.

    "I did everything yesterday - ran, kicked, tackled, got stuck in. I was blowing a bit, but I was alright So we will see how I get on in training this week, and we'll make a decision then."

  18. Get involved #mydreamcaddie

    One Direction's Niall Horan will be caddying for world number one Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods will get his two kids to caddie for him in the Par 3 contest at the Masters today.

    We want to know who your dream caddie would be and why? Tweet us at #mydreamcaddie or text in on 81111. Here are some of your thoughts...

    Gareth Williams: Gotta be sir Tom Jones not only for stories but for his infamous yeah if I hit a good shot.

    Daniel Farren: It would be current world no 1 Rory McIlroy as I'm rubbish at golf and would need the most expert help available to me.

  19. 'Be patient with Schumacher son'

    Motor racing

    Mick Schumacher

    Michael Schumacher's manager called for calm and realistic expectations as the seven-times Formula 1 world champion's son Mick, 16, had a Formula Four test on Wednesday.

    "My message is to be realistic with expectations," says Sabine Kehm, speaking from the Oschersleben circuit in Germany.

    "This is Mick's very first year in a formula series. He has to learn a lot of new things and make a lot of new experiences because the difference between karting and formula cars is quite big.

    "Give him time, don't over-react in terms of expectations and just have him go step by step. Of course he will try and do his very best but he also has to learn a lot. This is really just the start of it."

  20. Broad injury scare

    Cricket

    Stuart Broad

    Stuart Broad suffered an injury scare on the first day of England's final Test warm-up against a St Kitts & Nevis XI in the West Indies.

    The England bowler hurt his left ankle after slipping in his delivery stride in the second over of the day, but returned to the field after almost an hour having received ice treatment.

    The incident occurred 10 balls into the game, while Broad returned to the pitch in the 16th over but did not bowl again before lunch.

  21. Tigers lock Thorn to retire

    Rugby Union

    Leicester lock Brad Thorn, who became the Tigers' oldest captain in club history earlier this season, will retire at the end of the season.

    Thorn started his career in rugby league in 1994, before switching codes and joining Crusaders in 2001.

    The 40-year-old joined Tigers in August 2014 and has made 12 appearances for the club this season.

    "My goal was to play top-level rugby at 40 and to play well, and I've done that" he told BBC Radio Leicester.

  22. Tomkins fears season could be over

    Football

    West Ham defender James Tomkins

    West Ham defender James Tomkins dislocated his shoulder when he "went a bit too far" with one of his exercises in the gym last month.

    He has had surgery and, although he hopes he can return to action before the end of the season, Tomkins could be out for the rest of the campaign.

    "Hopefully, it will not set me back and I will be able to play a couple of games before the end of the season, you never know," he says.

    "It depends on how well it goes. I'm preparing myself mentally that I won't play again this season, so if I come back earlier then it's a bonus."

  23. Rangers 'good option' for Vuckic

    Football

    Haris Vuckic

    On-loan Haris Vuckic says extending his stay with Rangers would be a "good option" should he leave Newcastle.

    The 22-year-old midfielder insisted that a morning newspaper report suggesting he wanted to quit the Magpies was wrong.

    Vuckic, capped once for Slovenia, is under contract with the English Premier League club until summer 2016.

    "I respect both clubs and we'll see what's going to happen in the summer," he said. "I just want to focus on doing well for Rangers."

  24. IPL update

    Cricket

    Mumbai Indians had a bit of a dodgy start and were 373 but thanks to Rohit Sharma and Corey Anderson have smashed 168-3 off their 20 overs.

    Sharma hit 98 off 65 balls and Anderson 55 off 41 balls, with 20 coming off the last over.

  25. Madrid drop 16-year-old Odegaard

    Football

    Martin Odegaard

    Good story this...

    Norwegian teenager Martin Odegaard has been dropped from the Real Madrid Castilla B side amid reports that the young kid has not settled with his new colleagues in the European champions' reserve team, says an ESPN article.

    Odegaard moved to the Spanish capital in January in a transfer which reportedly could end up worth €8 million (£5.8m) after Madrid beat many of Europe's other top clubs to his signature.

    The 16-year-old trains with stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale during the week, before playing for the reserve side at the weekend.

    Quoting AS, it was said that "some players have complained that the teenager 'can't be bothered' with his Castilla teammates and is only interested in being alongside Ronaldo."

  26. Bowler Bird still holds Ashes hope

    Cricket

    Seam bowler Jackson Bird has not given up hope of playing some part in Australia's Ashes tour this summer.

    Bird, who has arrived at Hampshire for three months, last played a Test in 2013 and has missed out on the England and West Indies touring parties.

    "I've missed out on the Ashes touring party but I am on standby for those two tours," Bird told BBC Radio Solent.

    "The bonus is if I'm doing well and I'm over here then if someone gets injured then hopefully I get the call up."

  27. Nuneaton docked points and fined

    Football

    Conference side Nuneaton Town have been docked three points and fined £500 for fielding an ineligible player.

    The club pleaded guilty to selecting George Maris against Welling on 28 February - two days after his loan period from Barnsley ended.

    Nuneaton have until Friday, 17 April to appeal against the judgement.

    "The table will not be adjusted until any appeal procedure has been exhausted," the Football Conference announced in a statement.

    Boro, 22nd in the table and six points from safety, say they are yet to decide whether they will appeal.

  28. Sutton to contest betting charge

    Snooker

    John Sutton

    Amateur snooker player John Sutton says he has been "made a scapegoat" and plans to appeal against a decision to find him guilty of match-fixing.

    Sutton, 34, told BBC Sport he is a victim of probability and assumption.

    Suspicious betting patterns were reported after he lost 6-0 to Jamie Burnett in an International Championships qualifier last year.

    "Straight away I gave over my phone, email account and my bank details as I had nothing to hide," Sutton said.

    Read the full story here

  29. Sharapova to play in Fed Cup

    Tennis

    Maria Sharapova

    We told you earlier that Martina Hingis will play for Switzerland in the Fed Cup in a bid to qualify for next year's Olympic Games in Brazil.

    You need to play in the women's team competition to become eligible to compete in Rio and Maria Sharapova will also play for Russia for the same reason.

  30. Get involved #mydreamcaddie

    One Direction's Niall Horan will be caddying for world number one Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods will get his two kids to caddie for him in the Par 3 contest at the Masters today.

    We want to know who your dream caddie would be and why? Tweet us at #mydreamcaddie or text in on 81111. Here are some of your thoughts...

    Nicola Jade: Gianfranco Zola. Favourite ever player! Plus he's probably the same size as me so should have clubs I could borrow.

    Shane Daly: I caddied for Faldo & Seve back in 1993 during a charity event in Ireland. My dream caddie would be Fred Couples. Legend

    Nicholas Mclauchlan: Steve Coogan'ss comedy character Alan Partridge. Eat that, and another!

  31. On this day

    Golf

    Nick Faldo

    A Masters flavour to today's entry. Firstly, in 1990, Nick Faldo won his second successive Masters title. For the second year running, the competition went to a play-off - Faldo again winning at the second extra hole, this time at the expense of Raymond Floyd.

    In 2007, American Zach Johnson won the Masters by two strokes with a one-over-par aggregate of 289. Four-time champion Tiger Woods and South Africans Retief Goosen and Rory Sabbatini finished joint second.

  32. 'White cannot be ignored'

    Women's football

    Ellen White

    England boss Mark Sampson cannot ignore Ellen White for the World Cup in Canada if she maintains her goalscoring comeback from injury, says Notts County Ladies manager Rick Passmoor.

    White, 25, celebrated news of her England recall last week with a superb free-kick against Arsenal.

    It was her first Women's Super League goal after an 11-month injury layoff.

    "Mark won't be able to refuse her not only a trip to Canada but also a starting position," said Passmoor. "She is one of the best at the moment."

  33. Van Persie back in training

    Football

    Manchester United have been given a boost ahead of the derby against Manchester City with the news that striker Robin van Persie has returned to training following an ankle injury.

    Robin van Persie
  34. Ex-Premier League defender arrested

    Football

    Andrea Dossena

    Oh Dear! Former Liverpool and Sunderland footballer Andrea Dossena has been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at London department store Harrods, the BBC has learned.

    The Leyton Orient defender was held in Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, on Tuesday, the BBC understands.

    The Met Police said a 33-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were arrested and taken to a west London police station. They have been bailed until late April.

  35. IPL update

    Cricket

    Goneee! The first wicket of the 2015 IPL has fallen and it is a big one. Aussie opener Aaron Finch tries to smash one of out the park, but only succeeds in top-edging a Morne Morkel delivery, and is caught by Umesh Yadav.

    Mumbai Indians 8-1.

  36. Brook v Gavin fight close

    Boxing

    Frankie Gavin

    Amir Khan may not want to fight Kell Brook but Frankie Gavin is ready to take on the IBF welterweight champion in a British world title clash next month.

    "I'm not stupid. I'm not delusional. I'm going to have to perform out of my skin," says Gavin.

    "But I've definitely got it in me to do it. I'm very confident Kell can be beaten and hopefully it's someone with my skills who will do it.

    "Nothing is signed or done yet but I know Eddie's spoken to Kell and Kell's up for it and I'm up for it. So we're going to sit down and have another chat in the next two days and hopefully get it done."

  37. MLS player makes racism claim

    Football

    Dominic Oduro

    Montreal Impact winger Dominic Oduro claims fans of Costa Rican side Alajuelense were racist towards him as the Canadian side reached its first Concacaf Champions League final.

    The Ghanaian, 29, set up the opener in a 4-2 second-leg defeat but the MLS team won the semi-final on away goals.

    Oduro tweeted: "So sad that in this generation some fans still make monkey noises when black players are playing the game.

    "Shame to all #alajuelense fans." He later added: "Say no to racism on the field."

  38. England cricketers decide to defect

    Cricket

    Defection is not strictly true, but in an interesting turn of events in England's second warm-up match against St Kitts-Nevis in the Caribbean today with three England players turning out for the opposition.

    Jonathan Trott opened the batting for St Kitts and was caught third slip for a duck off the bowling of James Anderson!

    Gary Ballance is currently at the crease in Basseterre while Jonny Bairstow is also playing for the hosts.

  39. IPL latest

    Cricket

    Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and decided to bowl against Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the 2015 IPL tournament.

  40. England's 1966 doctor passes away

    Football

    Neil Phillips

    The Football Association has announced that Neil Phillips, the team doctor for England's victorious 1966 World Cup campaign, has died at the age of 83.

    Manager Sir Alf Ramsey promoted Phillips from his role as Under-23 team doctor just before the 1966 World Cup as seniors doctor Alan Bass had run out of holiday and could not join up with the squad for their preparation camp in Lilleshall.

    Phillips, who was born in Tredegar in south Wales, was England's team doctor for the defence of the Jules Rimet trophy four years later in Mexico and left the FA in 1974 following Ramsey's departure.

    Phillips is the one on the left, stood next to manager Alf Ramsey.

  41. Get involved #mydreamcaddie

    One Direction's Niall Horan will be caddying for world number one Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods will get his two kids to caddie for him in the Par 3 contest at the Masters today.

    We want to know who your dream caddie would be and why? Tweet us at #mydreamcaddie or text in on 81111. Here are some of your thoughts...

    Charlie Summersbyq: Has to be Bumble Lloyd because it would be so entertaining to listen to his commentary on my shot selection in Augusta

    Luke Jones: Luke Donald, just to pretend that the "Luuuuke" chants were for me.

  42. Mings pays off mum's debt

    Football

    Tyrone Mings

    Some heart warming news from the East of England. Ipswich Town left-back Tyrone Mings, 22, published a text message exchange between him and his mother on his Instagram account.

    His mother thanked him for wiping "all my debt away", with Mings replying she deserved "every penny" and saying: "This is why I do it."

    A club spokesman said it was a "private matter between Tyrone and his mum".

  43. 'Who will reign? Forecast cloudy'

    Golf

    Chronicle

    The Masters may be the golfing major we so often associate with sun-soaked fairways but this year may be different (at least until Sunday). Forecasters are predicting rain and possibly some thunderstorms on the first three days.

    Those not looking at the skies are either focused on Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy's attempt at a Grand Slam of majors.

    "Rory McIlroy does not shy away from the attention, yet the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland seemed uncharacteristically subdues in discussing the opportunity that awaits him at this Masters tournament," writes Scott Michaux of the Augusta Chronicle.

    Follow live action of the Masters on Thursday from 13:00 BST on the BBC Sport website.

  44. Neville names first England squad

    Netball

    Veteran defender Sonia Mkoloma has been named in England's interim head coach Tracey Neville's first England squad.

    Mkoloma, 36, has not represented her country since 2011, but has been included to face Trinidad & Tobago in a three-match series in May.

    Neville is without players from teams in the ANZ Championships in Australia and New Zealand - including defender Geva Mentor and shooter Jo Harten.

    Full England squad: Sara Bayman, Sam Cook, Pamela Cookey, Kadeen Corbin, Sasha Corbin, Rachel Dunn, Stacey Francis, Layla Guscoth, Natalie Haythornthwaite, Helen Housby, Laura Malcolm, Sonia Mkoloma. Reserves: Sophia Candappa and Naida Hutchinson

  45. World Championship qualifiers

    Snooker

    The qualifiers for the World Championship are currently taking place at Pond's Forge, as 128 players battle it out to grab 16 places at the main stage at the Crucible.

    In the best-of-19 first session, Indian Open winner Michael White - his first ranking tournament victory - came from 4-0 down to lead Steven Hallworth 5-4, while Welshman Jamie Jones leads Ashley Carty 8-1.

    Click here to see the full scores

  46. Mabbutt almost loses leg

    Football

    Gary Mabbutt

    Ex-Tottenham captain Gary Mabbutt has revealed he cannot kick a ball or run again after surgery to save his leg.

    Mabbutt, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a teenager, underwent a five-hour operation to replace the main artery in his left leg in 2013.

    The 53-year-old's diabetes triggered peripheral arterial disease, which blocked the blood vessels in his leg.

    "I can no longer do any sport or go running, and my life is now a lot more sedentary," he told BBC Radio 5 live.

  47. Get involved #mydreamcaddie

    One Direction's Niall Horan will be caddying for world number one Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods will get his two kids to caddie for him in the Par 3 contest at the Masters today.

    We want to know who your dream caddie would be and why? Tweet us at #mydreamcaddie or text in on 81111. Here are some of your thoughts...

    Bailey Smith: It would have to be Rory McIlroy because he always has people to carry his clubs so he could carry mine.

    Mark Sadler: Would be Jason Manford. Plenty of jokes and banter to balance the indignation of an inconsistent swing.

  48. Glover considers switch after Rio

    Rowing

    Helen Glover

    Olympic women's pairs champion Helen Glover says she would consider changing boats after the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Glover won gold with Heather Stanning at London 2012 and is preparing for next month's European Championships.

    "I would like the opportunity to maybe branch out and try a different boat," Glover, 28, told BBC Radio Cornwall.

    "But that would need some careful consideration as to whether I was going to continue after Rio, as I don't see myself moving boats before Rio."

  49. Gabon to host Africa Cup of Nations

    Football

    BREAKING NEWS: Gabon will be the hosts of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Algeria and Ghana miss out. Gabon co-hosted in 2012 and now have it again.

  50. Birthdays

    Birthday cake

    Happy birthday to:

    Former Reading and Leeds manager Brian McDermott born in 1961

    Former England captain and Surrey wicketkeeper Alec Stewart born in 1963

    Former Real Madrid winger Royston Drenthe born in 1987

  51. Can Qatar build a good team by 2022?

    Football

    Qatar celebrate scoring in the recent friendly win over Slovenia

    Fifa's decision to award the 2022 World Cup to the tiny Gulf state of Qatar has caused controversy since the moment it was announced.

    There have been rows about the voting, venues and the climate but not much has been mentioned about the team.

    So will Qatar be able to produce a team that can make the country proud when the eyes of the world are upon them in seven years' time?

    Read in full about the national side

  52. Get involved #mydreamcaddie

    One Direction's Niall Horan will be caddying for world number one Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods will get his two kids to caddie for him in the Par 3 contest at the Masters today.

    We want to know who your dream caddie would be and why? Tweet us at #mydreamcaddie or text in on 81111. Here are some of your thoughts...

    Olly Van Gaal: It has to be Luis Suarez. Look how long he carried Liverpool…they're quite a big club.

    John McEnerney: Jack Nicholson, super on the course legendary off it. Imagine the craic you'd have in the 19th with him!

    Adrian Stanley: Adam Sandler to teach me to drive the ball like Happy Gilmore.

  53. IPL is back

    Cricket

    Kolkata Knight Riders

    The glamour and razzmatazz of the IPL returns today as defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders take on Mumbai Indians at 15:30 BST.

    KKR have hitters Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa and Ryan ten Doeschate in their side, while Mumbai possess the power of Indian international Rohit Sharma, New Zealand's Corey Anderson and West Indies big-hitter Kieron Pollard.

  54. Sean St Ledger dating Taylor Swift?

    Football

    Taylor Swift

    Here is one to get you talking on this sun-bathed Wednesday afternoon...

    Former Preston and Leicester player Sean St Ledger cannot seem to "Shake off" rumours that he is dating pop sensation Taylor Swift, reports Goal.com.

    The 30-year-old defender moved to the MLS recently to sign for Orlando City, playing alongside Kaka.

    When asked if the two are an item, St Ledger replied: "I'm sitting on the fence."

    Brazilian team-mate Kaka probably thought, "I knew you were trouble when you walked in (to the changing room)..."

  55. Get involved #bbcgolf

    Golf

    The BBC 5 live team of Iain Carter, Ali Bruce Ball and John Murray are ready for your #TheMasters questions. What does Rory McIlroy need to do to complete the career Grand Slam? Do the team think Tiger Woods can make a stunning return and win another major?

    Send in whatever you want to know to #bbcgolf on Twitter.

  56. Hill relief at breaking PL duck

    Football

    QPR defender Clint Hill

    QPR defender Clint Hill - at the tender age of 37 - scored his first Premier League goal during his side's 3-3 draw at Aston Villa on Tuesday.

    "I'm glad I've got the goal because it's been bugging me for a number of years," says Hill.

    "I'm 37-years-old and you don't think you'll get to play another Premier League game. I'm glad that's off my back and I'm glad I played my part."

  57. Whitehead to move to NRL

    Rugby League

    Elliott Whitehead

    Catalans Dragons back-rower Elliott Whitehead will leave Super League at the end of the season to join NRL club Canberra Raiders.

    The Bradford academy product enjoyed a fine 2014 campaign, scoring 18 tries in 27 appearances to earn a place in the Super League Dream Team before making his England debut in the Four Nations.

    "After enjoying two-and-a-half years here in France, I have been given the opportunity to go and play in the NRL next season which I have always wanted to do," says the 25-year-old.

    "I would like to thank the club and the fans for everything they have done for me and I'm still fully committed to the Dragons this season."

  58. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    One Direction's Niall Horan

    Right, let's have a little golf chat.

    It's the Par 3 contest at the Masters today and One Direction's Niall Horan will be caddying for world number one Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods will get his two kids to caddie for him.

    We want to know who your dream caddie would be and why? Tweet us at #mydreamcaddie or text in on 81111.

  59. Mlinar unsurprised by Lionesses start

    Football

    Millwall Lionesses boss Dan Mlinar says he is not surprised at his side's unbeaten start to the WSL2 season.

    After draws against London Bees and Everton, Mlinar's side fought back to beat Durham 3-2 on Sunday.

    "The challenge now is putting together back-to-back wins," he told BBC Sport. "We could have more points than we do, having conceded in the last minute against Everton.

    "Between now and June, almost all our games are against teams that will be around us. The Everton game was a bit of a bonus. Our aim is to be top of that 'mini league' in June, and then we will re-assess."

  60. Anger management course

    Rugby League

    Zak Hardaker

    Leeds and England full-back Zak Hardaker has been fined one month's salary and must take an anger management course after an internal investigation into an assault on a student.

    The 23-year-old paid £200 in compensation and wrote a letter of apology to the student last month.

    Hardaker will also donate one month's salary to charity, take an anger management course and do up to 20 hours a week of voluntary work for the remainder of his current Rhinos contract.

  61. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Thomas Whelan: Pierre Van Hooijdonk for Forest. Granted, he didn't play the full season! Oh what could have been...

    Mark Fawcett: Kevin Phillips - European Golden Boot winner, relegated 3 times, still a legend.

    David Whiteside: Dean Ashton for Norwich. Came in in January and almost kept us up despite being favourites to go!

    We asked who you think is the best Premier League striker to have been relegated. Tweet us at #bbcsportsday, comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page, or text in on 81111.

  62. Hingis aims for Olympic spot

    Tennis

    Martina Hingis (left) and Leander Paes celebrate winning the Australian Open 2015 mixed doubles title

    Martina Hingis has rejoined Switzerland's Fed Cup team after a 17-year absence in a bid to qualify for next year's Olympic Games in Brazil.

    The five-time Grand Slam winner, who won the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open earlier this year with India's Leander Paes, has been selected for the Switzerland squad for the World Group play-off against Poland on 18-19 April.

    Hingis, 34, must play in the women's team competition if she wants to compete in Rio de Janeiro.

    The former world number one has not played Fed Cup since the 1998 final in Geneva, which Switzerland lost to Spain.

  63. Harlequins to sign Swiel permanently

    Rugby Union

    Fly-half Tim Swiel will rejoin Harlequins from Super Rugby side Sharks on a permanent contract this summer.

    The 21-year-old South African spent four months on loan with Quins earlier this season, playing 10 times between October and February.

    Swiel, who is England qualified having been born in Taunton, joined Harlequins as cover for the injured Ben Botica.

  64. Figo questions CAF support for Blatter

    Football

    Luis Figo

    Former Portugal midfielder Luis Figo does not believe the Confederation of African Football's claim that all 54 votes from the continent will go to Sepp Blatter in the Fifa presidential elections in May.

    Figo, along with Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan and the Dutch football association president Michael van Praag, is standing against current incumbent Blatter.

    "I feel there's a lot of respect for CAF among all the African federations but I'm positive that (CAF president) Mr (Issa) Hayatou did not speak in the name of the 54 members of the confederation.

    "Even when he (Hayatou) announced he would support Blatter, we could notice a difference from past congresses when a statement like that normally is followed by a standing ovation.

    "This time we heard just a normal applause, which confirms my idea that a lot of African countries understand and agree with the need to change for the better of everyone, especially the national associations."

  65. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Adam Kenney: John Hartson

    Daryl Demetriou: 2003/04 - Mark Viduka, Alan Smith and Les Ferdinand all relegated whilst scoring more than enough for Leeds and Leicester

    alfie inkster: Surely Charlie Austin if QPR get relegated?

    We asked who you think is the best Premier League striker to have been relegated. Tweet us at #bbcsportsday, comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page, or text in on 81111.

  66. European Burger ban?

    Rugby Union

    Saracens flanker Jacques Burger

    Worry not, for you can still purchase a quarter-pounder at your local takeaway, but Saracens flanker Jacques Burger has been cited for alleged foul play during last Sunday's European Champions Cup quarter-final game against Racing Metro in Paris.

    European Professional Club Rugby said that Burger is alleged to have struck Racing scrum-half Maxime Machenaud midway through the match at Stade Yves-du-Manoir, which Saracens won 12-11.

    The complaint was made by match citing commissioner Eugene Ryan and Namibia international Burger, 31, will face a disciplinary hearing on Thursday.

    He could now miss the Champions Cup semi-final against Clermont Auvergne in Saint Etienne on 18 April.

  67. All-women crew finish bruising leg

    Sailing

    Sailing

    British skipper Sam Davies is "happy to be in one piece" after a gruelling fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

    Team SCA, the first all-women crew to enter for 12 years, suffered a series of accidents and problems during the New Zealand-to-Brazil stage.

    The team's boat lost its electronics, capsized and hit three objects in the South Atlantic Ocean.

    "We made mistakes, we had things go wrong, but we fixed it all," said Davies, after finishing on Tuesday. "We made it to dock and we're in one piece so we're happy."

  68. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Abz: Dimitar Berbatov

    Danny Lunt: Darren Bent got 15 when Charlton were relegated in 06/07 a season after he scored 22. Led to Spurs splashing out £18m on him

    Jake Gable: Still amazes me how a Paolo Di Canio & Jermain Defoe strike pairing couldn't save West Ham from the drop in 2003!

    We asked who you think is the best Premier League striker to have been relegated. Tweet us at #bbcsportsday, comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page, or text in on 81111.

  69. Owens to referee at World Cup

    Rugby Union

    Welsh referee Nigel Owens has been confirmed as one of the 12 referees for the 2015 Rugby World Cup which kicks off in September.

    Owens, 43, is one of 12 referees selected for the tournament along with England's Wayne Barnes and JP Doyle, and South Africa's Craig Joubert who officiated the 2011 final.

    Fellow WRU official Leighton Hodges, is one of seven assistant referees named.

    The matches they will take charge of have not yet been allocated.

  70. Sturrock makes quick exit

    Football

    Paul Sturrock

    Here is an interesting one: Paul Sturrock has left his role as an advisor to Conference side Torquay United after just four days in the job.

    The former Plymouth boss, 58, was appointed on Sunday after two years out of the game, but has left after being offered a permanent role elsewhere.

    "I am very disappointed but we wish Paul the very best of luck in his new job," said vice-chairman Bill Phillips.

    But the Torquay board still hope to try and bring in some else to support manager Chris Hargreaves.

  71. 'I worked my ass off'

    Golf

    Tiger Woods

    Former world number one Tiger Woods says he has worked "his ass off" to get himself ready for this year's Masters.

    The 39-year-old is bidding for his 15th major at Augusta, two months after taking an indefinite break from golf.

    Asked how he prepared for his comeback at the Masters, Woods said: "I worked my ass off. That's the easiest way to kind of describe it. I worked hard."

    Woods will play in the Masters Par 3 Contest on Wednesday with his two children Sam and Charlie as caddies.

  72. Wisden cricket photo of the year

    Cricket

    Wisden have voted for their 2014 cricket photograph of the year, and the winner is:

    Dwayne Bravo

    Dwayne Bravo, of West Indies, catches James Faulkner, of Australia, off the bowling of Krishmar Santokie during the ICC World Twenty20 at Mirpur. The was snapped by Matthew Lewis, who wins £2000 and a copy of the Wisden Almanac featuring their image.

    Lovely stuff.

  73. Wisden cricket photo of the year

    Cricket

    Wisden have voted for their 2014 cricket photograph of the year, and here are the two runners-up:

    South Africa

    Players leave the field at the end of the third day of the Second Test between South Africa and Australia at Port Elizabeth.

    Nurul Hasan

    Nurul Hasan, of Bangladesh A, looks on after being bowled by South Africa's Dale Steyn, in a warm-up match for the ICC World Twenty20, at Fatullah

  74. Wisden cricket photo of the year

    Cricket

    Wisden have voted for their 2014 cricket photograph of the year, and there are some beauties.

    Here are three that were in the shortlist:

    Danny Briggs

    With the sun setting behind Mount Wellington, in Hobart, Tasmania, England's Danny Briggs bowls during the first Twenty20 international between Australia and England.

    Sri Lanka

    England's James Anderson leans on his bat after being dismissed by Shaminda Eranga of Sri Lanka, from the penultimate ball of the Second Test, at Headingley. Victory sealed the series for Sri Lanka.

    Phil Hughes

    Australia's twelfth man, Phillip Hughes, walks into the changing-room during day two of the Second Test against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi on 31 October 2014.

  75. Get involved on BBC Facebook

    Mike Stretch: Yakubu - 18 goals for Blackburn 2012.... Still couldn't save them from Steve kean

    Noel Lynch: John Harston & Craig Bellamy with Coventry City

    Stuart Jones: Ravanelli, Di Canio, Owen & Defoe are the outstanding candidates for me

    We asked who you think is the best Premier League striker to have been relegated. Tweet us at #bbcsportsday, comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page, or text in on 81111.

  76. Roy Keane trial

    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    "Roy Keane has pleaded not guilty over an alleged road-rage incident.

    "The former Manchester United midfielder and current Republic of Ireland assistant manager did not attend Trafford Magistrates' Court this morning to hear a charge of a Section 4A Public Order Offence read out.

    "His lawyer Virginia Hayton entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

    "The court was told the 43-year-old is accused of causing harassment, alarm or distress by using threatening or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour to a taxi driver.

    "The case was adjourned until 19 June at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court.

    "Chair of the bench Susan Craig said Mr Keane should attend on that date or a trial would go ahead in his absence."

  77. Gomis staying at Swansea

    Football

    Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis

    Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis says he will stay at the club next season.

    The 29-year-old had indicated in January that it was "possible" he could leave the Premier League outfit but, after enjoying more first-team football since the departure of Wilfried Bony to Manchester City, appears happier with his lot.

    "I see myself here next season," Gomis told French sports daily L'Equipe.

    "I play more than in the beginning of the season. I'm now very well in Swansea."

  78. McLaren progress pleases Button

    Formula 1

    Jenson Button

    Jenson Button believes McLaren now have their rivals in their sights ahead of this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix.

    The team has endured a difficult start to the season but Button believes the McLaren car's pace is picking up.

    "We need and want more downforce to fight with the guys around us, and we still have a lot to do with the power unit, but our basic car is good," he says.

    "If you look at our high-speed pace, compared to the Force India and Sauber, then we are much stronger.

    "So we're moving in the right direction, and I'm already surprised we are racing cars. It's great to see."

  79. 'Derby can still reach top two'

    Football

    Fit-again Derby County striker Chris Martin hopes their first victory in eight games can revitalise their automatic promotion challenge.

    The Rams were a point off top spot in the Championship after Martin was injured in February, but are now fifth in the table, five points adrift of the top two with five games to go.

    The 26-year-old's absence coincided with a run of two wins in ten until he scored in Saturday's win at Wigan.

    "It hass been difficult for us as players and for those watching, but it can galvanise you," he told BBC Radio Derby.

  80. 'Europe taking to snooker'

    Snooker

    Steve 'Interesting' Davis has been in the BBC Sport studio in Salford chatting, surprisingly, about snooker.

    Asked about his thoughts on the game compared to how it was in his day, the former six-time world champ says "I see it on a more of a worldwide scale than it used to be.

    "The game has broken free of the UK. Slowly the game has got footholds in so many different countries now that I think it is truly global. Not America or Japan but a lot of Asia and Europe watches snooker. It's not so dependent on the UK as it used to be.

    "The biggest amount of people watching now that we never had before is in Europe. I don't think anybody could have envisaged that countries where there has not historically been any interest in the game like Germany, Bulgaria and Poland have started to like what they see. It's a new sport to them and they are embracing it."

  81. Roy Keane trial

    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    "I am at Trafford Magistrates Court where Roy Keane has been summonsed to appear over alleged road-rage incident with a taxi driver on 30 January.

    Former Manchester United midfielder Keane is not in attendance and has entered a not guilty plea through his defence solicitor."

  82. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    James Routledge: Mark Viduka

    Folaranmi Victor: Andy Cole

    Lawrence Connelly: How about Michael Owen for Newcastle in 2008-2009? Good striker who never did it for the Toon.

    We asked who you think is the best Premier League striker to have been relegated. Tweet us at #bbcsportsday, comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page, or text in on 81111.

  83. 'Not looking good at Augusta'

    Golf

    Masters

    BBC Weather's Simon King: "You would have seen that there was some heavy rain in Augusta yesterday and the forecast for the next few days doesn't look very good either.

    "On Thursday, it will be mostly dry with temps up to 31C, but there is a small risk of a shower or isolated thunderstorm after 3pm. The risk of showers and play stopping thunderstorms increases on Friday. These could develop from late morning onwards and the day will on the whole, be pretty cloudy with highs of around 30C

    "The risk of showers and thunderstorms increases even further by Saturday but then it'll all clear up by Sunday to leave a dry and cooler final day with highs of 25C."

  84. Indian Bhullar makes NBA history

    Basketball

    Sim Bhullar

    Sim Bhullar has become the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA after making his debut for Sacramento Kings.

    The 22-year-old came on with 16 seconds remaining in the Kings' 116-111 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

    The 7ft 5in Canada-born centre signed a 10-day contract to join the Kings' roster and said he hoped he could help grow the game in India.

    "It was a great feeling and I'm happy to be kind of an ambassador," he said.

  85. Get involved on BBC Sport Facebook page

    Nicholas Davison-Allott: Andy Johnson scored 21 goals when Palace went down in 2005. He's got it sewn up.

    Jake Hayward- Wright: Surely premier leagues top scorer Alan Shearer as manager with Michael Owen and a future £35million Andy Carroll in the squad!

    Nick Whiteacre: Slightly before the Prem started but Teddy Sheringham

    We asked who you think is the best Premier League striker to have been relegated. Tweet us at #bbcsportsday, comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page, or text in on 81111.

  86. Former world number one through in Egypt

    Squash

    Guernsey's world number 22 Chris Simpson failed to cause a second upset at the El Gouna International Squash event in Egypt after he lost to former world number one James Willstrop.

    Simpson beat four-time world champion Amr Shabana in the first round.

    It was the first time that the Egyptian had been beaten in an opening-round game since 2011.

    But Simpson went down 11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 11-6 to Willstrop, who won silver at last summer's Commonwealth Games.

  87. Burgess signs new Sydney deal

    Rugby League

    Tom Burgess

    England international Tom Burgess has signed a new deal with the South Sydney Rabbitohs which ties him to the NRL club until the end of the 2016 season.

    The 22-year-old, who has played alongside brothers Sam, George and Luke during his time with the Rabbitohs, moved to Australia in 2013 and has already tasted success, winning the NRL Grand Final in just his second season.

    "I'm really excited about signing on for another year with the Rabbitohs," said the former Bradford Bulls prop.

    "I'm really enjoying my time with the club. We've got a great set of lads here, and in the end the decision to stay is what I think is best for my career."

  88. Wilshere ready for return

    Football

    Jack Wilshere

    Injury-prone Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says he is ready for a first-team return after playing for the Under-21 side following a serious ankle problem.

    The 23-year-old has had two operations on his left ankle, which he injured against Manchester United in November.

    But he played 90 minutes in a side including Mikel Arteta and Abou Diaby as Arsenal beat Stoke 4-1 on Tuesday.

    "You can train as much as you like but you can't get that match fitness unless you play," Wilshere said. "I feel like I'm ready to play some part."

  89. Steve Davis interview

    Snooker

    Steve Davis

    The six-time world champion Steve Davis is in the office today and he has been taking some questions about the forthcoming World Championship. The qualifiers begin today to determine which 16 players will face the 16 seeds. Stay tuned to read what the "Interesting One" has had to say...

  90. Caldwell news conference

    Football

    Wigan chairman David Sharpe decided to sack Malky Mackay and appoint Gary Caldwell as manager and says the Scot is "ready for the challenge".

    "My grandad is over in Barbados, he didn't know what I was doing," said the 23-year-old. "I spoke to him afterwards and he was fully behind me though.

    "It'll be a miracle if we stay up. I won't be judging Gary on the next five weeks."

  91. Caldwell news conference

    Football

    Gary Caldwell has been holding a news conference after being appointed as Wigan manager to replace Malky Mackay.

    "I want to get the belief back into the players," said the Scot. "I am not silly enough to think that playing nice football every week and losing is a good thing. You are judged on results.

    "Managers Gordon Strachan and Roberto Martinez were massive influences on me but I have to be myself."

  92. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Kiran Mehta: Alan Shearer, best ever PL striker to be relegated. Might have but as manager but I'm claiming it

    Deity: Double points for Niall Quinn!

    Riccardo Servini: Fabrizio Ravanelli, one of the leagues top goal scorers when Middlesbrough were relegated

    We asked who you think is the best Premier League striker to have been relegated. Tweet us at #bbcsportsday, comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page, or text in on 81111.

  93. Caldwell news conference

    Football

    Gary Caldwell

    After being appointed as Wigan manager last night, defender Gary Galdwell has officially confirmed he has retired as a player, report Wigan Today.

    "I was a player that played with passion and desire and I want to bring this into management," said the Scot. "I didn't expect to get this chance so young, but I have a good feel for the football club. I know what it takes to be successful here."

  94. Tipsarevic makes winning return

    Tennis

    Some tennis news and Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic made a winning return to the ATP Tour following an injury to his left foot that almost ended his career.

    The 30-year-old has been sidelined for 17 months after two operations to remove a benign tumour, which have stripped away "80% of his sole".

    But he saved two match points to beat Guilherme Clezar in the US Clay Court Championship first round in Houston.

    "I felt like this was a match I needed to win and I would have been really sad otherwise," Tipsarevic said.

  95. Caldwell holds news conference

    Football

    The good old-fashioned 'unveiling' of a new manager is taking place after the Malky Mackay debacle at Wigan. New boss Gary Caldwell is holding a news conference, but can the Scot save the Latics from relegation? It is a big ask with just five games remaining.

  96. McIlroy ready to complete Grand Slam?

    Golf

    Rory McIlroy

    Excitement for golf fans as The Masters begins on Thursday at Augusta, and all eyes will be on world number one Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman needs just this title to complete the career Grand Slam, but is he ready for it?

    Chief sports write Tom Fordyce runs the rule over the 25-year-old

  97. F1 gossip

    Here is the latest gossip from the four-wheeled world of Formula One:

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo says China's Shanghai International Circuit long back straight is so simple "you could drink a can of Red Bull driving down it!" (Fox Sports Australia)

    Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost is focused on a fifth-placed finish in the constructors' championship and "doesn't care" if they finish above sister team Red Bull. (Autosport)

    Former FIA president Max Mosley says Formula 1 teams risk financial ruin unless the sport finds a way to reduce costs and share revenues more equally. (Motorsport.com)

  98. Tomkins to return to Super League

    Rugby League

    Sam Tomkins

    Here is the full story on Sam Tomkins. The England full-back will return to Super League after being released from his New Zealand Warriors contract because of homesickness.

    His three-year deal runs until 2016, but he will return to England after the 2015 season with former club Wigan having first option to sign him.

    Tomkins, England's all-time leading try-scorer, joined NRL side NZ Warriors in 2013 for a world-record fee.

    "I miss home in ways I never thought I would," said the 26-year-old. "I never imagined it would reach this point."

  99. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Andy Johnson

    An early hat-trick...

    Andrew Finn: Andy Johnson has to be up there. Scored 21 goals and was relegated with Palace

    Andy Collier: Andy Johnson for Crystal Palace in 2004/5, second top goal scorer in the league to Thierry Henry yet still relegated!

    Jeffery alexander: Andy Johnson

    We asked who you think is the best Premier League striker to have been relegated. Tweet us at #bbcsportsday, comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page, or text in on 81111.

  100. Corriere dello Sport back page

    Football

    Corriere dello Sport

    The Corriere dello Sport in Italy are reacting to Juventus's 3-0 win over Fiorentina which saw them reach the Coppa Italia final. The Old Lady are looking to complete a treble of league, cup and Champions League this season.

  101. AS back page

    Football

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Spanish newspaper AS look ahead to Real Madrid's La Liga trip to Rayo Vallecano tonight, with Ballon D'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo needing just one more strike to reach 300 for Carlo Ancelotti's men.

  102. The Sun back page

    Football

    The Sun

    Interesting line in The Sun which says Manchester City owners will get rid of three key decision-makers from club. Manager Manuel Pellegrini, chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristan are all facing the sack.

  103. Daily Star back page

    Football

    Christian Benteke

    Of course, the newspapers are leading with Christian Benteke's superb hat-trick, but there is a line in the Daily Star which says Manchester United are to offer £60m for Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani. Worth it? Personally, I think the lad is a tad over-rated.

  104. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Fabrizio Ravenelli

    So, after seeing Christian Benteke smash in a hat-trick for Aston Villa against QPR, a draw didn't really suit either side with both sides firmly in trouble at the wrong end of the Premier League table.

    But who do you think is going down? Can bottom side Leicester save themselves?

    Also, who is the best striker to have been relegated with a Premier League side? My vote goes for the "White Feather" Fabrizio Ravenelli who rippled the net 16 times for 'Boro in the 1996/97 season.

    Let us know via the usual channels - tweet us at #bbcsportsday, comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page, or text in on 81111.

  105. Latest gossip

    What's the goss on this lovely Wednesday then? Here are the top entries from the gossip column:

    Manchester City want to strengthen their midfield and bring Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, 23, and Liverpool's Jordan Henderson, 24, to the Etihad Stadium this summer. (Daily Mail)

    Fiorentina are set to turn Chelsea midfielder Mohamed Salah's loan deal into a permanent move this summer despite interest from Juventus and Roma. (London Evening Standard)

    Liverpool could move for 27-year-old Barcelona forward Pedro if Raheem Sterling, 20, leaves Anfield this summer. (Daily Mail)

  106. 'It's not a gilet, it's a coat'

    Tim Sherwood

    As ever, the eccentric Tim Sherwood celebrated in typically emotional fashion, and felt his side deserved all the points.

    "We deserved to win the game, anyone who saw it knew we created all the chances, we should have been out of sight."

    Sherwood ripped his gilet off and threw it to the ground and he watched Christian Benteke equalise for his side.

    But was it a gilet, or was it a coat? Watch as the former Tottenham boss explains

  107. Welcome to Sportsday

    Hello and welcome to another edition of Sportsday, bringing you all the latest sports news straight from sunny Salford.

    But first, let's look back on a dramatic evening of Premier League action, as Aston Villa claimed a late point to stay out of the drop zone. If Villa had lost, QPR would have climbed out of the bottom three for the first time since February.

    "I'm disappointed if I'm being honest," said QPR boss Chris Ramsey. "But before the game if someone said we'd get four points from the last two games we probably would have taken that."

  108. Homesickness

    Christian Benteke

    QPR will have been thinking of three points as the match against Aston Villa entered the last 10 minutes, but saw victory cruelly snatched away after Christian Benteke's sublime free-kick shared the spoils.

    It would have been just their third Premier League win on the road, but instead, they remain in the relegation zone.

    Sam Tomkins

    Talking of problems away from home, Sam Tomkins is coming back to Super League!