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  1. Sturridge a doubt for Wembley semi - Rodgers
  2. Chelsea abused because winning is boring - Mourinho
  3. Recap on nine FA Cup/Premier League news conferences
  4. England's Anderson chasing record on final day of first Test
  5. GET INVOLVED: Your biggest sporting regrets #mysportingregret

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By Caroline Chapman and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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They think it is all over - it is now! The BBC Sport referee checks his watch - and blows the full-time whistle on Sportsday.

But don't worry - there is still plenty of live action for you to follow.

Head over here to keep tabs on the conclusion of the first Test between the West Indies and England. And from about 19:00 BST we will be providing live updates from the massive Championship match between promotion hopefuls Norwich and Middlesbrough.


Masters champ Spieth cards 62


Jordan Spieth
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Masters champion Jordan Spieth shoots a nine-under-par round of 62 at the PGA Tour's RBC Heritage event in South Carolina - the lowest mark so far on day two.

Spieth, 21, has recovered from being three over on day one to now sit six under, two shots off leader Matt Kuchar.

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell shared the lead overnight and despite being one under after 17 holes of day two, is now on the same mark as Spieth.

Want to check out the latest leaderboard?

Here you go.

Stoke hopeful of Begovic stay


Asmir Begovic
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Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic will not leave the Britannia Stadium this summer - hopes Potters boss Mark Hughes.

The Bosnia international, 27, is out of contract in 2016 and Hughes is optimistic he will sign a new deal at the end of the season.

"We are scheduled to have talks with Asmir's people in the next few weeks I think," say Hughes, whose team host Southampton on Saturday.

"I think both parties have stated that probably at the end of the season those talks will come to a conclusion, and we are very hopeful Asmir will stay here.

"He has attracted attention because he is an outstanding goalkeeper."

Countdown to kick-off - Boro team news

Norwich v Middlesbrough (19:45 BST)

Middlesbrough are without defender Jonathan Woodgate, who has a hamstring problem.

Defender Daniel Ayala (thigh) is a doubt, as is winger Albert Adomah (calf and ankle), while Chelsea loanee Tomas Kalas plays his final game for Aitor Karanka's men.

Boro will climb above Bournemouth, Norwich and Watford to move top - for tonight at least - by taking all three points at Carrow Road.

Countdown to kick-off - Norwich team news

Norwich v Middlesbrough (19:45 BST)

Bradley Johnson

Midfielder Bradley Johnson is back in the Norwich squad after a two-match suspension and is expected to start.

But striker Lewis Grabban, who was withdrawn from the bench against Leeds on Tuesday after re-injuring an ankle, faces a late fitness assessment.

Second-placed Norwich will go two points clear of current leaders Bournemouth, who host Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, with a win.

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While we're on the subject of the Championship....

The division's player of the season shortlist - Middlesbrough's Patrick Bamford, Watford's Troy Deeney and Ipswich's Daryl Murphy - is prompting plenty of discussion. Here are a few of your Tweets:

Ben Chant: Not a single Bournemouth player on the Championship player of the season shortlist? What a load of rubbish.

Chijioke Akwukwaegbu: Watford's Odion Ighalo is the best player in the championship. I'm surprised he's not on the list.

Liam Wilson: Boro fan. Bamford doesn't just score goals, he's extremely intelligent, lot of those goals made by his movement and awareness.

Countdown to kick-off


Any plans for Friday evening? If so, we hope they have been organised around a humdinger of a Championship match.

Second-placed Norwich host fourth-placed Middlesbrough at Carrow Road, with the winners knowing they will leap to the top of the second-tier table.

If your plans do involve a trip to the movies, or sitting in the pub, then make sure you follow all the action with BBC Sport's live text commentary.

Stoke eye Barca teenager


Stoke are planning to bring a little piece of Barcelona to the Potteries this summer - by snapping up Moroccan teenager Moha El Ouriachi from the Catalan club.

"We are trying to improve the quality of the Under-21 group and Moha is one that we feel we can get over the line," says Potters boss Mark Hughes, who played for Barca in the 1980s.

"If the Under 21s can impress there then they will push to get in my squad. Moha is predominantly left footed, he has good pace and he ticks a lot of the boxes that I like in a player."

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Snooker legend Steve Davis is attempting his famous black-ball miss in the 1985 World Championship final tonight (see 15:30 entry).

So, with that in mind, we want to know what your biggest sport regret is. Get involved on Twitter via #mysportingregret or on

BBC Sport's Facebook page.

Magician rues missed trick


Shamoon Hafez

BBC Sport in Sheffield

It has been 10 years since Shaun Murphy came all the way through qualifying to claim the 2005 World Championship title, but should he have had more? The man nicknamed 'The Magician' tells BBC Sport his #mysportingregret:

"I regret not taking more a role in the 2009 final, John Higgins blew me away, I just did not compete in the match. Getting to the final was so difficult for me and I ran my race, I didn't have anything left to give.

"I also regret the 2007 semi-final defeat to Mark Selby. I was 5-1 up and got caught up in the 'Jester from Leicester's' laughing and joking. It meant I took my foot off the gas and the next thing you know, I was shaking his hand at the end of the match."

Hock hopes to 'shut up' Salford fans

Rugby League

Gareth Hock

Almost every player seems to receive plenty of stick when they return to a former club - but Leigh Centurions forward Gareth Hock is expecting more than most.


he tells BBC North West Tonight he hopes to 'shut up' Salford fans when he faces his former club for the first time in the Challenge Cup fifth round on Saturday.

Hock, 31, left the Red Devils in February and had been threatened with legal action if he faced them because of a settlement agreement supposedly reached when he left.

Championship leaders Leigh however have since said that Hock is available to play in the tie at the Leigh Sports Village.

Tim Sherwood news conference

Aston Villa v Liverpool (Sun, 15:00 BST)

Tim Sherwood
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Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood says he is looking forward to taking a break from the Premier League club's relegation battle when they face Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final.

"The livelihood of the club and relegation are not at stake on Sunday, it's about us maybe getting some glory," he says.

"We have to impose ourselves on a very good Liverpool side and that's what we intend to do.

"We think we've got a good blend, we've got a plan and we hope we can affect Liverpool."

European Tour appoint new chief


The PGA European Tour announces the appointment of Keith Pelley as its new chief executive officer.

This follows the announcement in November 2014 that George O'Grady would be stepping down from the role.

The 65-year-old was instrumental in helping golf be reinstated as an Olympic sport for the first time in 112 years, and has also overseen the significant growth of The Ryder Cup.

Canadian Pelley, 50, is currently the president of Rogers Media, a media conglomerate in Canada.

The 5 o'clock (sporting) news

All done for the weekend? You lucky thing. Here's a recap of today's best content to read on your way home from the office...

Top story: James Anderson equals Sir Ian Botham as England's highest Test wicket-taker.

Top feature: 'Mad scientist' Shaun Murphy could have walked away from snooker

Top video: Former Crystal Palace players Alan Pardew and Mark Bright relive the club's classic FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool in 1990.

No jesting from Selby


Shamoon Hafez

BBC Sport in Sheffield

Mark Selby

"The champion is here. Things just got serious at the Crucible with the arrival of 2014 World Championship winner Mark Selby. But the Jester from Leicester seems in a relaxed mood as he undergoes media duties ahead of his first round match against Kurt Maflin on Saturday at 10:00 BST.

"The big question on everyone's lips is will he able to break

'the Crucible curse'? No first time champion has ever defender their crown."

North v South in Superleague play-offs


Yorkshire Jets v Surrey Storm
Yorkshire Jets

Netball's Superleague season is drawing to a close with two weekends of play-offs.

First up are the semis:

Surrey Storm host Yorkshire Jets at 16:00 BST on Saturday before
Manchester Thunder meet Hertfordshire Mavericks at 18:10 BST.

The winners of each game will progress to the grand final next weekend at the Copper Box Arena.

Bus loads of Baggies


West Brom fans are getting their annual treat from the Premier League club.

For the 13th consecutive season, Albion are providing free transport to an away game - this time to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Over 2,500 are expected to make the trip to London, which equates to 33 bus loads of Baggies.

Nadal beats Ferrer in Monte Carlo


Rafael Nadal
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'King of clay' Rafael Nadal has beaten David Ferrer to reach the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Ferrer came back from the brink of defeat in the second set but his fellow Spaniard was too strong and went on to win 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 to advance to the semi-final.

Nadal will now play Novak Djokovic, who overcame Marin Cilic 6-0, 6-3.

The winner of Saturday's match will face either Gael Monfils or Tomas Berdych in the final.

Kearney out of Rio 2016


Lisa Kearney's hopes of competing in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games appear to be over after the Belfast judoka suffered a serious knee injury in training.

The 25-year-old

is expected to undergo surgery on the knee ligament problem next week and could be ruled out of action for a around a year.

Kearney fought in the 48kg division for Ireland at London 2012, losing in the round of 32, and won bronze in the -52kg category at last year's Commonwealth Games.

Mauricio Pochettino news conference

Newcastle v Tottenham (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has got a decision to make over three players before Sunday's Premier League clash at Newcastle.

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (knee), and defenders Jan Vertonghen (illness) and Kyle Walker (foot) are all doubts.

"We have another training session tomorrow and we will then assess their levels, see how they are and make a decision,"

said the Spurs manager.

Given starts at Wembley - Sherwood

Aston Villa v Liverpool (Sun, 15:00 BST)

Shay Given
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Republic of Ireland keeper Shay Given will start Aston Villa's FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool, confirms boss Tim Sherwood.

The veteran goalie, who turns 39 on Monday, is behind Brad Guzan in the Premier League but has been Villa's number one choice in the cup competitions.

"Shay plays. Absolutely. He's done nothing wrong Shay, he's a large part of the reason we're in this semi-final," says Sherwood.

"The saves he made against Leicester were fantastic and at the right time. He trains fantastically well and he's pushing Brad all the way for that number one spot."

Smith aiming for Worlds place


Louis Smith
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Louis Smith is aiming to make the Great Britain team for the World Gymnastics Championships -

and perhaps also at the Rio Olympics.

The pommel specialist, and former Strictly Come Dancing champion, has begun training on parallel bars to make himself more versatile.

"The Worlds is the last major competition before the Olympics and I want to prove I'm not just a pommel specialist," Smith told BBC Sport.

"If I could get first place at the Europeans I'd be a serious contender."

Smith is currently in Montpellier where he qualified top for

Saturday's European pommel final.

Anderson equals Botham record


James Anderson has equalled Sir Ian Botham as England's highest Test wicket-taker with his 383rd dismissal in his 100th match.

Anderson had Marlon Samuels caught at gully on the final morning of the first Test in Antigua.

Visit our live page for more reaction.

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Snooker legend Steve Davis is attempting his famous black-ball miss in the 1985 World Championship final tonight (see 15:30 entry). So, with that in mind, we want to know what your biggest sport regret is. Get involved on Twitter via #mysportingregret or on

BBC Sport's Facebook page.

Barbara Poole: I had tickets for Super Saturday at the 2012 Olympics but thought they were for the Monday, so missed it.

James Bedingham: Drinking too many caipirinas in Copacabana during the 2014 World Cup final, AND REMEMBERING NOTHING THE NEXT DAY!

Wee Brenny Rodgers: Bayern losing at home to Chelsea in the Champions League final costing Spurs a place in the Champions League. Ridiculous and as painful as it gets.

Wiggins sells out

Track Cycling

Bradley Wiggins
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Sir Bradley Wiggins hasn't lost his rock-star appeal, it would seem.

Tickets to see the 34-year-old four-time Olympic champion attempt an Hour Record challenge sold out in seven minutes on Friday.

The 2012 Tour de France winner will attempt to cycle the furthest distance in 60 minutes at the old Olympic Velodrome in June.

The current hour record is 52.491km, set by Australian Rohan Dennis in February.

WSL can keep top players - Stokes


Demi Stokes
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Manchester City and England defender Demi Stokes says British players no longer need to play their club football abroad to have successful careers.

The left-back signed for City this season having spent four years playing in the United States.

"Players don't need to leave England any more. A few years ago I did think that was the case,"

she told BBC Sport's Jo Currie.

"It's a very competitive league. Kids here don't need to go. People just need to stay here. I think they'll be better for it".

Ferrari head Bahrain practice

Formula 1

Is the Ferrari revival back on? Possibly not. The Italian team are setting the pace after

the first practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix - but Mercedes are holding back.

Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel finish first and second respectively on day one - Raikkonen 0.202 seconds faster than his teammate.

Lewis Hamilton who currently leads the drivers' championship ended the day in 16th place, one behind team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Mercedes's unusual approach to the session - they normally dominate practice - was taken because conditions in the desert were very different from those that will prevail in qualifying and race.

Downie takes Euro bronze


Ellie Downie

At only 15 years old, Ellie Downie has won bronze for Great Britain at the European Gymnastics Championships.

It is Britain's first ever women's all-around medal at a major international competition.

Downie, the younger sister of fellow gymnast Becky, competing in her first senior international event, made the podium with a score of 56.623.

Four-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Claudia Fragapane finished in sixth place.

You can watch Downie's spectacular tumbling

right here.


The venues for this year's FA Women's Cup semi-finals have been selected.

Goodison Park will host

Everton v Notts County on Sunday, 3 May at 14:00 BST while Chelsea will take on Manchester City at Wycombe Wanderers' Adams Park on Monday, 4 May at 14:00 BST.

This year's final in August will be played at Wembley Stadium for the first time in the competition's history.

Sheffield on top of the world


'Why is Steve Davis recreating his famous black-ball miss in Sheffield?' I hear you non-snooker fans cry. Because it is that time of the year when World Championship returns to the Steel City.

Yes, the sport's biggest event starts at the Crucible again tomorrow. And BBC Sport will bring you live coverage of the 2015 Snooker World Championship across BBC TV, Red Button, connected TVs, online, tablets and smartphones.

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Steve Davis
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It's 30 years since Steve Davis went down in snooker folklore for the wrong reasons.

In front of a TV audience of 18.5 million, the then world number one finished off a marathon World Championship by over-cutting the black to effectively hand Dennis Taylor the title.

Davis admits it is the biggest regret of his career, adding he wishes he could go back in time to retake that crucial.

Well now he can! Sort of. The Nugget will attempt to re-pot his final missed black, live on the One Show from Sheffield's Winter Garden tonight….

So, with that in mind, we want to know what your biggest sport regret is. Get involved on Twitter via #mysportingregret or on

BBC Sport's Facebook page.

Anderson pushes for England record


It is a matter of when, not if, James Anderson will surpass Sir Ian Botham as England's record Test wicket-taker. Can the Lancastrian beat Beefy's mark today?

Anderson is one short of his record of 383 wickets, which has been untroubled since 1992.

See if

he can grab those wickets as England push for victory on the final day of the first Test against the West Indies.

Reading's nine-decade wait


Cardiff beat Reading 3-0 in the 1927 semi-final
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Reading fans have had to wait nearly nine decades to see their side in an FA Cup semi-final.

A total of 88 years have passed since the heroes of 1927 lost 3-0 to Cardiff City at Molineux in an FA Cup run which included victories against Portsmouth and Manchester United.

That wait will end on Saturday when the Royals take on the holders of the cup - Arsenal - at Wembley.

From Wembley heartbreak to cigarette cards,

BBC Sport previews Reading's big day.

Further development planned at Lord's


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The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has revealed plans for the second phase of their redevelopment of Lord's - the South-Western Project.

A single structure replacement for the Tavern and Allen Stands will have a capacity of 5,520, over 1,400 more than the current two stands.

A new Thomas Lord Building, a new Tavern pub, internal reorganisation of the Pavilion to provide more room for cricket teams and staff and a more pedestrian-friendly entrance at the Grace Gates are also planned, and video of the proposals can be

seen here on YouTube.

Koeman at work


Ronald Koeman
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Meanwhile, Hughes' counterpart on Saturday, Ronald Koeman, has been treating us to some behind-the-scenes action on Twitter.

The Southampton boss was pictured looking very studious at his desk, while also wearing some fetching long socks and boots.

Mark Hughes news conference

Stoke v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Mark Hughes
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Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has also joined the Friday press conference party to preview his side's meeting with Southampton on Saturday.

The Potters grabbed a last-gasp draw at West Ham last week but are looking for their first win in five.

"From our point of view I think it's a good opportunity to show where we are," said Hughes, about facing sixth-place Saints.

"They have had a good season and quite rightly so they've received a lot of plaudits.

"We've probably been somewhat under the radar in comparison but I think it's an opportunity for us to show how far we've come as well."

Horse Racing

Horse racing

AP McCoy has ridden his first winner of the Scottish Grand National meeting by steering Capard King to victory in the novices handicap hurdle at Ayr for trainer Jonjo O'Neill.

The 11/2 chance was a 91st winner in Scotland for the 19-times champion jockey, who is set to retire at the end of the season next weekend, with one more ride to come today.

As it stands, McCoy doesn't have a mount in tomorrow's big race after intended ride

Benvolio was withdrawn because of the ground.

KP and Sangakkara 'like Christmas Day'


Kumar Sangakkara and Kevin Pietersen
@KP24 on Twitter

Surrey captain Gareth Batty says it

feels "like Christmas Day" with Kevin Pietersen and Kumar Sangakkara set to play in the County Championship.

Batsman Pietersen is back at The Oval as he bids to return to the England set-up while Sri Lanka star Sangakkara has joined on a two-year deal.

"There aren't too many players who can class themselves as greats of the game," Batty, 37, told BBC London.

"We have two this year in Kumar and Kevin. It is a coup for the club."

Surrey begin their Division Two campaign against Glamorgan in Cardiff on Sunday.

Deeney the leader


Troy Deeney
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Watford boss Slavisa Jokanovic has been speaking to BBC Three Counties' Geoff Doyle about striker Troy Deeney being shortlisted for Championship player of the year.

"He's a great player. A Premier League player who plays in the Championship. If he wins it, he deserves it. He brings character on the field and in the dressing room. He puts himself as leader of the team. I'm sure he can still get better in all areas. There doesn't exist any complete player."

Deeney has scored 20 goals in 40 games for the Hornets, who are in that vicious battle for an automatic promotion place in the Championship.

Brendan Rodgers news conference


More team news from Liverpool's Melwood training ground, as Brendan Rodgers confirms striker Daniel Sturridge is a doubt for Wembley.

The 25-year-old sat out of training on Thursday, having not fully recovered from the hip injury which saw him miss Monday's win over Newcastle United.