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By Caroline Chapman and Jonathan Jurejko

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  1. Post update

    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.

    Enjoy!

  2. Masters champ Spieth cards 62

    Golf

    Jordan Spieth

    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.

  3. Stoke hopeful of Begovic stay

    Football

    Asmir Begovic

    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."

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    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.

  7. Countdown to kick-off

    Football

    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.

  8. Stoke eye Barca teenager

    Football

    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."

  9. Get involved

    #mysportingregret

    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.

  10. Magician rues missed trick

    Snooker

    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."

  11. 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.

    And 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.

  12. Tim Sherwood news conference

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

    Tim Sherwood

    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."

  13. European Tour appoint new chief

    Golf

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. No jesting from Selby

    Snooker

    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."

  16. North v South in Superleague play-offs

    Netball

    Yorkshire Jets v Surrey Storm

    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.

  17. Bus loads of Baggies

    Football

    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.

  18. Nadal beats Ferrer in Monte Carlo

    Tennis

    Rafael Nadal

    '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.

  19. Kearney out of Rio 2016

    Judo

    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.

  20. 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.

  21. Given starts at Wembley - Sherwood

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

    Shay Given

    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."

  22. Smith aiming for Worlds place

    Gymnastics

    Louis Smith

    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.

  23. Anderson equals Botham record

    Cricket

    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.

  24. Get involved

    #mysportingregret

    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.

  25. Wiggins sells out

    Track Cycling

    Bradley Wiggins

    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.

  26. WSL can keep top players - Stokes

    Football

    Demi Stokes

    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".

  27. 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.

  28. Downie takes Euro bronze

    Gymnastics

    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.

  29. Football

    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.

  30. Sheffield on top of the world

    Snooker

    '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.

  31. Get involved

    #mysportingregret

    Steve Davis

    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.

  32. Anderson pushes for England record

    Cricket

    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.

  33. Reading's nine-decade wait

    Football

    Cardiff beat Reading 3-0 in the 1927 semi-final

    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.

  34. Further development planned at Lord's

    Cricket

    Lord's

    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.

  35. Koeman at work

    Football

    Ronald Koeman

    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.

  36. Mark Hughes news conference

    Stoke v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Mark Hughes

    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."

  37. 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.

  38. KP and Sangakkara 'like Christmas Day'

    Cricket

    Kumar Sangakkara and Kevin Pietersen

    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.

  39. Deeney the leader

    Football

    Troy Deeney

    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.

  40. Brendan Rodgers news conference

    Football

    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.

  41. Brendan Rodgers news conference

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

    Brendan Rodgers says he was surprised to learn Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has received more social media abuse than any other Premier League player.

    "I was shocked when I saw that. One message is one too many," says the Northern Irishman.

  42. Brendan Rodgers news conference

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

    And Brendan Rodgers has another reason to be cheerful - he can pick skipper Steven Gerrard again. If he wants to, of course...

    The Reds midfielder, 34, is available after completing a three-match ban for his rash red card against Manchester United last month.

    "Steven has produced big moments in big games. The most important thing is having him back," says Rodgers.

  43. Brendan Rodgers news conference

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

    Liverpool

    You're the manager of one of England's biggest clubs. You've guided them to the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. What's not to smile about?

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers flashes his teeth as he takes his seat at the top table....

  44. Stat attack

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

    While we wait to hear from Brendan Rodgers, how about an FA Cup-related stat? Yes.

    Liverpool have won the last six FA Cup meetings with Aston Villa in a row, without conceding a single goal.

  45. Brendan Rodgers news conference

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

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has finished his lunch (possibly) and is about to face the assembled media at the Reds' Melwood training ground in the next few minutes (probably).

    We will bring you the finest lines from the Northern Irishman when we get them...

  46. Get involved

    via text on 81111

    The Championship 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 text messages...

    Eddie Smith, Worlingworth: While I get there should be some other mentions for nominations for the Championship player of the year. Murphy is deservedly up there, you can't score 24 in a season for Ipswich and not win the trophy.

    Mike, Chelmsford: Another disappointing season for Bournemouth then.

  47. Pellegrini not feeling the pressure

    Man City v West Ham (Sun, 13:30)

    Manuel Pellegrini

    The full transcript from Manuel Pellegrini's news conference has arrived at BBC Sport Towers.

    And the cool, calm and collected Chilean says he felt more pressure last season when Manchester City were fighting for the Premier League title than he does now - with the Blues slipping to fourth having lost four of their last six matches.

    "It is the worst period of results since I arrived and 2015 has been a very bad year," says Pellegrini, who arrived from Malaga in the summer of 2013.

    "I have a different thinking to you of what pressure is - that's to win every game and play the way I like. Last year more there was pressure, I arrived in the Premier League and fought for the title."

  48. Smith targets parallel action

    Gymnastics

    Louis Smith

    Louis Smith tells BBC Sport he has started training on parallel bars in order to make the Great Britain team for the World Championships in October.

    Smith, a pommel specialist, says he knows he must be able to offer more than just one apparatus skill in order to make the team for the event in Glasgow.

    The 25-year-old, who came out of retirement after winning Strictly Come Dancing in 2012, qualified in first place for tomorrow's pommel final at the European Gymnastics Championships in Montpellier.

  49. Barkley signs London Welsh extension

    Rugby Union

    Former England fly-half Olly Barkley signs a contract extension with Championship-bound London Welsh.

    Capped 23 times by his country, the 33-year-old joined the Exiles last year and has made 21 appearances so far.

    "It's not been an easy year but I'm committed to seeing my journey with London Welsh through," said Barkley.

  50. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    The Championship 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...

    Tom Gower: How Bradley Johnson and Matt Richie aren't on the list just shows how strikers get too much credit

    Craig Robertson: For me Bamford has been inconsistent. Ighalo, Nuhiu, Jota and Jerome should have been included too. Troy Deeney should win.

    Tom AkA Fetzie: They might as well call it the "top scorer award" and be done with it. There's more to a top player than goal tally.

  51. Tim Sherwood news conference

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

    Agbonlahor

    Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood also reveals pacy striker Gabby Agnonlahor (hamstring) is doubtful and Villa will delay a decision on his fitness until the day of the match.

    "He is touch and go," says Sherwood.

    Both Agbonlahor and Ciaran Clark were injured in last weekend's 1-0 win at Sherwood's former club Tottenham.

  52. Tim Sherwood news conference

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

    Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood reveals his Wembley team news - and it is bad news for Ciaran Clark.

    The central defender is out with a medial knee ligament injury and may not play again before the end of the season.

  53. Tim Sherwood news conference

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

    Tim Sherwood

    Blimey! These managers are turning up quicker than cabs at Birmingham New Street station's taxi rank.

    And talking of the Second City, it is Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood who is next to arrive.

    Got batteries in those recording devices, lads? Good.

  54. Manuel Pellegrini news conference

    Man City v West Ham (Sun, 13:30)

    Vincent Kompany

    Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany faces an anxious wait to see if he will return from injury before the end of the season, admits boss Manuel Pellegrini.

    "He has a muscle injury - we don't know how long. We don't know if he will be fit before the end of the season," adds the Chilean.

  55. Manuel Pellegrini news conference

    Man City v West Ham (Sun, 13:30)

    What's that old saying? When it rains it pours? Manuel Pellegrini had better grab a brolly.

    The Manchester City manager's injury list is mounting ahead of Sunday's Premier League match against West Ham at the Etihad.

    Skipper Vincent Kompany heads the casualties, with Stevan Jovetic, Wilfried Bony, Gael Clichy and James Milner also not fit.

  56. Manuel Pellegrini news conference

    Man City v West Ham (Sun, 13:30)

    Manchester City

    The stage is set for Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini. The Chilean is the latest Premier League manager to face the media - and he could face a grilling after City's recent slump.

    City have dropped to fourth after losing four of their last six matches, but Pellegrini opens by launching a rallying cry.

    "It's more important than ever to have the fans, the players and the staff together as one. We are one club," he says.

  57. Newport striker jailed for four years

    Football

    Newport County's Chris Zebroski has been jailed for four years and four months for robbery and assault.

    The 28-year-old striker admitted four charges of robbery, attempted robbery and assault relating to two separate incidents.

    Zebroski, who previously played for Bristol Rovers and Cheltenham, came off the bench in Tuesday's defeat by Southend.

  58. Brendan Rodgers news conference

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

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is joined by goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in his news conference today.

    The pair will preview Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Aston Villa at Wembley.

    And it's the Belgian keeper who's in the chair first.

  59. Jose Mourinho news conference

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30)

    Diego Costa

    Some team news from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho - he is without top scorer Diego Costa for Saturday's home match against Manchester United.

    The Spain striker limped out of the win against Stoke on 4 April with a thigh injury.

    "He is progressing very well," says Mourinho. "I think he has a chance for the next weekend against Arsenal.

    "Our target was for Diego to play in the last four matches. Arsenal is the sixth match to the end so if he doesn't play Arsenal or Leicester, it is not a problem."

  60. Van Gaal's title logic

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport at Carrington

    Louis van Gaal

    "It's fair to say Louis van Gaal is adopting a realistic approach to Manchester United's Premier League title chances.

    "After six successive wins, and most recently accounting for Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City, a sense of optimism around Old Trafford has been growing.

    "Journalists at this morning's press conference were ready to tackle the subject ahead of United's trip to Stamford Bridge.

    "Indeed, the very first question was: 'What makes you think you can be the first team to win at Stamford Bridge in the league this season?'.

    "Van Gaal ignored it completely, instead reeling off a list of injuries that has accounted for four members of his squad.

    "Later, when asked if his team could win the title - with six games left and United eight points adrift - rather than talk up the chances of it happening, Van Gaal finished off his answer by saying "it is not logical".

  61. Jose Mourinho news conference

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30)

    Jose Mourinho believes that Chelsea have been the target of more social media abuse than any other Premier League clubs because of their dominance.

    "I think it is because we are boring - we have been top of the league since day one. That is something people in this country don't like.

    "Everyone would love the Premier League to be like the Championship where four teams are separated by a couple of points.

    "I know that would be the ideal scenario in the Premier League, but we are trying not to allow that to happen."

  62. Jose Mourinho news conference

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30)

    Jose Mourinho is asked who he thinks should win the Premier League Manager of the Year award...

    "I don't know. Me? No. I'm the last one because I've never got a manager of the month so how I can think about that? I'm not here to win that - I'm here to win the Premier League."

  63. Jose Mourinho news conference

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30)

    Jose Mourinho downplays Manchester United's injury worries: "Their squad is amazing - in numbers and quality. I sat down this week to analyse the opponents and I realise what they have. Van Gaal is a fantastic coach and they are more than ready."

    Jose Mourinho

    On his relationship with Louis Van Gaal: "I consider him a big big friend but because of jobs - fighting for the same objectives - we are not speaking every week. But the deep feelings towards a friend doesn't change."

  64. Jose Mourinho news conference

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30)

    Jose Mourinho on Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard's nomination for the PFA Player of the Year award: "He has been very consistent since the beginning of the season. In my opinion he wants to win the league - that's what we want too, to win the Premier League not the player of the year. But obviously if a player deserves something special and it comes from fellow players it means a bit more. If Eden wins that then great- but his objective to win Premier League."

  65. Jose Mourinho news conference

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30)

    Jose Mourinho says Chelsea against Manchester United is "special fixture": "To play against Manchester United is to play against one of biggest clubs in the world. This is the game everybody wants to play in. I'm not worried about motivating the players to be focused on the game - because there is no need. It is an easy job. Everyone is excited to play."

  66. Jose Mourinho news conference

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30)

    Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Jose Mourinho. The Chelsea boss strolls into the media room, gives a thumbs up to one of the journalists - I think he is ready....

  67. Monfils into the last four

    Tennis

    Gael Monfils

    World number 18 Gael Monfils continues his good run of form at the Monte Carlo Masters.

    The Frenchman knocked out second seed Roger Federer and has now beaten ninth seed Grigor Dimitrov in impressive fashion, winning 6-1 6-3.

    The right-hander is through to his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi-final since he reached the final of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris five years ago.

    Monfils will now take on Tomas Berdych in Saturday's semi-final where he will aim to overturn a 5-1 record in favour of the Czech.

  68. Chelsea v Man Utd team news

    Football

    We've heard a bit from the red corner and now it's over to the Blues. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be speaking to the media ahead of Saturday's clash with Manchester United in approximately 10 minutes.

  69. Man Utd's casualty list

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30)

    Manchester United's injury list has four new members.

    Daley Blind is out with an ankle problem, Michael Carrick has a calf problem, Phil Jones has an ankle injury while Marcus Rojo has a stomach issue.

    Manager Louis Van Gaal confirmed all four will miss Saturday's game at Chelsea.

  70. Farrell boost for Sarries

    Rugby Union

    Owen Farrell

    A familiar face has been back on the Saracens training pitch this week - England fly-half Owen Farrell.

    The 23-year-old is set to make his return from injury in tomorrow's European Champions Cup semi-final against Clermont Auvergne.

    Farrell has been out of action for nearly three months, missing the entire Six Nations, after injuring his knee in the pool match against Clermont in January.

    Now he will start on the bench for the match in St Etienne.

  71. Get involved

    via text on 81111

    The Championship 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 text messages...

    Dan, Barnet: Where is Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie?!?! 11 goals and 15 assists with his team top of the table!

    Cherries fan: Calum Wilson of Bournemouth would be my pick, going up a division and smashing it!

    Chris: I didn't know it was the Championship striker of the year award.

  72. Napoli's Ghoulam goes (under)crackers

    Faouzi Ghoulam

    It has been a shocking week of fashion faux pas in the football world.

    First Charles N'Zogbia turned up to training in a questionable two piece floral number but Napoli's Faouzi Ghoulam has just upped the ante.

    Following his sides 4-1 Europa League victory over Wolfsburg, the defender celebrated by stripping down to his underwear - as you do.

    The underwear in question happened to be a rather snazzy pair of Dragon Ball Z - a Japanese manga cartoon - briefs.

  73. Van Gaal's injury nightmare

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30)

    Louis Van Gaal

    Not the ideal situation, then, for Louis van Gaal's Manchester United going into Saturday's clash with league leaders Chelsea.

    Van Gaal told reporters Michael Carrick, Marcus Rojo, Phil Jones and Daley Blind all picked up injuries in last weekend's 4-2 win over Manchester City.

    "It is the worst scenario," said the Dutchman.

    "Marcos and Phil can both play left central defender, and Jonny Evans is also suspended so I do not have many choices.

    "Daley Blind and Michael Carrick could have played as holding midfields and I do not have another option. It is a puzzle."

    Van Gaal said he may consider Wayne Rooney for a midfield role.

  74. Van Gerwen falls to first defeat

    Darts

    Michael van Gerwen

    Michael van Gerwen remains top of the Premier League table, despite suffering his first defeat of the competition.

    The 25-year-old, who won the Premier League in 2013, lost 7-3 to fellow Dutchman and defending champion Raymond van Barneveld in Aberdeen.

    Dave Chisnall could have overtaken Van Gerwen at the top but lost 7-3 to Phil Taylor in week 11, before the 16-times world champion drew his second match of the night 6-6 with Stephen Bunting.

    Scotland's Gary Anderson drew 6-6 with James Wade and a resurgent Adrian Lewis beat Bunting 7-2 in Thursday's other two games.

  75. Louis van Gaal news conference

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30)

    Louis van Gaal has arrived at Carrington and he's revealed Michael Carrick, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones & Daley Blind will all miss Saturday's game at Premier League leaders Chelsea.

    Jonny Evans is still suspended but Luke Shaw is available.

  76. Coming up: Louis van Gaal

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30)

    Tick tock. The journalists assembled at Manchester United's Carrington training ground will be checking their watches as they patiently wait for the arrival of Louis van Gaal.

    The Dutchman will be talking about Sunday's trip to Chelsea - and whatever else takes his fancy. Perhaps he might recommend a dish from the Chinese restaurant he visited after Sunday's derby win...

  77. #bbcsportsday

    Get Involved

    Bradley Johnson

    There's a resounding cry of "Where's Bradley Johnson?" after we told you the nominations for Championship player of the year.

    Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough), Troy Deeney (Watford) and Daryl Murphy (Ipswich) got the nod from the league's managers ahead of the Norwich midfielder, who has scored 13 goals this season.

    Your reaction on #bbcsportsday:

    Richard Baxter: Surprised Bradley Johnson isn't up for Championship player of the year. 13 goals from midfield, some top performances as well.

    Dylan Toy: Championship player of the year: Where on earth is Bradley Johnson?

    Paul Webb: Where is Bradley Johnson? 13 goals from midfield & integral to NCFC's promotion push!

    I spy a #wheresbradleyjohnson hashtag campaign....

  78. Coloccini back for Newcastle

    Football

    Fabricio Coloccini is sent off

    Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini is poised to lead out his side against Tottenham on Sunday.

    The Argentine defender has missed the last three games following his straight red card at Everton, and had to watch defeats against Arsenal, Sunderland and Liverpool from the stands.

    "It's fantastic to have Colo back this weekend," manager John Carver told the club website.

    "He's our captain, the leader of this football club and has been for a long time. Having him out there will give everyone - players and staff - a huge lift, and I'm sure we will get a huge performance out of him."

  79. Northampton sign prop Hill

    Rugby Union

    Paul Hill

    Northampton Saints have signed England Under-20 tight-head prop Paul Hill from Yorkshire Carnegie.

    A Junior World Championship winner in 2014, the 20-year-old started four of England's five matches in their recent Under-20 Six Nations-winning campaign.

    Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder described Hill as "a tremendous prospect".

  80. Police tackling fans over transport behaviour

    Football

    British Transport Police are to hold a summit to tackle anti-social behaviour and violence by football fans on public transport.

    This season alone there has been 630 football related incidents including criminal damage, violence and abusive behaviour.

    Of the incidents reported this season 162 were religiously or racially aggravated, an area that was highlighted earlier this year when Chelsea fans were seen racially abusing a man following their Champions League clash with Paris St-Germain.

  81. #bbcsportsday

    Get Involved

    You're making us feel all warm and fuzzy with all this FA Cup nostalgia. Keep your favourite semi-final memories coming via Twitter on #bbcsportsday and on our Match of the Day Facebook page.

    Daniel Rose: Most painful semi-final was 1996 at Villa Park - Chelsea 1-2 Man Utd. All going well until a bizarre/awful Craig Burley back-pass ruined my 18th birthday. At least it all went right the following year.

    Joe Robinson: My favourite semi-final moment was that physics-defying David Seaman save against Sheffield United in 2003.

    Anife Faria: Tim Cahill's header sending Millwall to the final and making Del Boy's dream true and a huge knees up on the Old Kent Road!

    You can watch Cahill's 2009 winner against Sunderland right here. His celebration is Giggs-like.

  82. Championship player of the season

    Three players are in contention to be named the Championship Player of the Year, with club managers voting for the three-man shortlist.

    They are..... *drum roll please*

    Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough)

    Troy Deeney (Watford)

    Daryl Murphy (Ipswich)

    Deserved? Or is someone glaringly obvious missing from the list? Tweet #bbcsportsday or text 81111.

  83. Friday's best bits

    Busy day? Why don't you go and make yourself a well-earned drink, then catch up with these highlights on the BBC Sport website...

    Top story: Premier League clubs and players have received more than 130,000 abusive posts on social media this season - with Chelsea and Mario Balotelli targeted most.

    Top video: Ouch! Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland falls heavily in the horizontal high bar competition at European Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

    Top feature: Former world snooker champion Shaun Murphy says he is 'a better person' than when he won the title aged 22 in 2005.

  84. Wigan not thinking about Rotherham sanction

    Football

    Wigan manager Gary Caldwell says the Championship strugglers are not thinking about the possibility of relegation rivals Rotherham being deducted points.

    The Latics, who are eight points adrift of fourth-bottom Rotherham, need to win their three remaining games to stand any chance of avoiding the drop.

    But Rotherham could potentially be docked three points after fielding an ineligible player.

    "Whatever happens happens, we have to focus on winning Saturday and winning every game because of the position we find ourselves in. What we can't control doesn't really interest us," says Caldwell.

  85. Kane delighted with double PFA nomination

    Football

    Harry Kane

    Harry Kane must pinch himself every time he thinks about his remarkable breakthrough season. And the Tottenham striker's dream campaign got even better when he was named on the shortlist for both the PFA Player of the Year and the Young Player of the Year gongs.

    "I'm delighted to be nominated for both awards, to have that appreciation from fellow players is a huge honour and it shows you are doing the right things," the 21-year-old, who has scored 29 goals this season, tells Tottenham's official website.

    "It's been a hectic, crazy season with a lot of highs and this is another special moment."

  86. #Footballshirtfriday

    Football

    Peter Ramage

    If you've been on Twitter this morning, you may have noticed the hashtag #Footballshirtfriday is trending.

    This is a campaign run by the Bobby Moore Fund, aimed at raising awareness of bowel cancer - the disease which took the life of the World Cup-winning England captain in 1993.

    If you're a fan of dodgy old kits from football yesteryear, it's worth a look at all the pictures. Crystal Palace defender Peter Ramage models his Italia 90 shirt well, doesn't he?

  87. Platini and Blatter disagree over World Cup spots

    Football

    Platini

    Uefa president Michel Platini hits back at Fifa supremo Sepp Blatter in a row over World Cup places.

    Blatter told football executives from North and Central America and the Caribbean yesterday their confederation "should" be awarded another World Cup place for the 2018 tournament in Russia given their success in Brazil last summer.

    "If Blatter wants to give one more slot to a confederation that reaches one time the quarter-final, what will he give to us, who have [the last] three world champions?" says Platini.

    Of course, the "one time" that Platini is talking about is Costa Rica's march to the last eight last summer in Brazil.

  88. Selby aims to 'break the curse'

    Snooker

    Mark Selby is hoping to become the first winner to successfully defend his title and end what he calls the World Championship "curse".

    Selby, aka the The Jester from Leicester, beat defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 18-14 to win his first World title last year.

    BBC Sport will bring you live coverage of the 2015 Snooker World Championship from Saturday, 18 April across BBC TV, Red Button, connected TVs, online, tablets and smartphones.

  89. FA Cup archive

    Football

    Paul Gascoigne

    Did someone mention Gazza in 1991? When you're talking FA Cup semi-final memories, you have to.

    Tottenham v Arsenal at Wembley. A free-kick 35 yards out. A then 23-year-old Paul Gascoigne steps up and....well, go and relive it yourself by clicking the highlights tab at the top of the page. It's worth it.

  90. McCoy's ride out of Scottish National

    Horse Racing

    AP McCoy's intended Scottish Grand National mount Benvolio has been declared a non-runner for Saturday's feature race.

    The 19-times champion jockey was due to partner the eight-year-old in what would have been his final ride in the Ayr contest before he retires later this month.

    But trainer Paul Nicholls has taken Benvolio out because of the going.

  91. I never doubted I would score - Pelle

    Football

    Graziano Pelle

    Southampton striker Graziano Pelle says he never doubted his touch in front of goal would return, after scoring for the first time in 15 league games.

    The Italian's goal in Saints' 2-0 victory over Hull was his first since he scored against Everton in December.

    "In the last nine games where I haven't scored I have hit the post maybe eight times," Pelle, 29, said.

    "It helped me understand I was still getting chances and to always believe and have faith in what I was doing."

  92. #bbcsportsday

    Get Involved

    We're asking you to send in your favourite FA Cup semi-final memories to us this morning, via the hashtag #bbcsportsday or on our Match of the Day Facebook page.

    Here's some of your throwbacks:

    Chris Salmon: 60 years since York City made it to the FA Cup semi-final, and boy did we give Newcastle a fright

    Brenny Rodgers: It has to be Gazza's free-kick. Gary Lineker shaking his head intimating he couldn't score from that far out, how wrong he was.

    Charlie Conlan: Marlon Harewood's winner at Villa Park, 2006.

    Charlie even included a heart emoticon in his tweet. That's how much he loved Harewood's goal for West Ham against Middlesbrough.

  93. 'The abuse comes direct to you'

    Football

    Jason Brown

    Former Wales and Gillingham goalkeeper Jason Brown has been speaking about his experiences of racial abuse on Victoria Derbyshire's news and current affairs show on BBC Two this morning.

    It comes after a study by anti-discrimination group Kick It Out said Premier League clubs and players have received more than 130,000 abusive posts on social media this season.

    Brown told the programme: "I had one where a supporter threatened my life. At Aberdeen, one of my own supporters racially abused me.

    "People say they don't throw bananas at you or anything now, but they can come direct to you. Direct to your inbox."

    You can watch Victoria Derbyshire's news and current affairs show on BBC Two, the BBC News Channel and online daily from 09:15 BST.

  94. Sam Allardyce news conference

    Man City v West Ham (Sun, 13:30)

    Alex Song

    West Ham fans started checking their passport expiry dates earlier this season - as their team hurtled towards European qualification.

    But their recent slump means the travel documents will now only be coming out for a summer break to Marbella. And it has left Hammers boss Sam Allardyce targeting the club's highest Premier League finish since returning to the top-flight in 2012.

    "We want to hit the 50 point mark or better. That will ensure we finish higher in the Premier League than we have done since promotion," says Allardyce.

  95. Sam Allardyce news conference

    Man City v West Ham (Sun, 13:30)

    Manchester City have been pilloried in recent weeks - with manager Manuel Pellegrini coming under increasing scrutiny - after the title holders slumped to fourth in the Premier League table.

    Who saw City's decline coming? Not many. And certainly not Sam Allardyce.

    "I'm very surprised that Man City have lost four away games on the trot, based on the huge amount of talent they have but like ourselves they can't find a way to win at the moment," says the West Ham boss, whose team have won just once in 11 matches.

  96. Sam Allardyce news conference

    Man City v West Ham (Sun, 13:30)

    Sam Allardyce

    West Ham have netted just three goals in their last five matches - and now they face a trip to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City without their two leading scorers.

    Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho are both out injured, leaving Carlton Cole and Enner Valencia as Sam Allardyce's firepower.

    "It leaves us short in goalscoring options because Andy and Sakho are our two leading scorers this season. I'm expecting Carlton will come in and play a big role," says Big Sam.

  97. Sam Allardyce news conference

    Man City v West Ham (Sun, 13:30)

    Time to dash across the Thames from Crystal Palace to West Ham, whose manager Sam Allardyce has pulled up a chair and plonked himself in front of the waiting media....

  98. Howe privileged to lead Bournemouth

    Football

    Eddie Howe (centre) at the Madejski Stadium

    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says it is a "privilege" to be the manager of the Championship table-toppers.

    The Cherries hold a one-point advantage with three games to go and are on the verge of sealing top-flight status for the first time in their history.

    "Our dressing room is always a special place to be," 37-year-old Howe tells BBC Radio Solent.

    "I think we have a unique atmosphere and I feel privileged to be in there leading the team."

  99. FA Cup archive

    Crystal Palace 4-3 Liverpool, 1990

    Palace

    What do you mean you're too young to remember that Palace 4-3 Liverpool thriller? Luckily for you (and any older fans who want to relive the drama), we have the highlights from that memorable day at a sun-filled Villa Park right here.

    It's worth a look - not least for matchwinner Alan Pardew's hair cut. Those lads on The Only Way Is Essex have clearly modelled themselves on a younger Pards...

  100. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    We're asking for your favourite FA Cup semi-final moments this morning. Please keep them coming in to #bbcsportsday and the BBC Sport Match of the Day page.

    Jeremy Nash: Obviously the greatest semi-final ever: 1990 Crystal Palace 4-3 Liverpool.

    Fahad Khan: Chelsea's 2012 semi-final against Tottenham. Lampard's strike was an eye popper!

    Jude: As a Man Utd fan, it has to be Ryan Giggs and "that goal" back in '99.

  101. Alan Pardew news conference

    Crystal Palace v West Brom (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Yannick Bolasie and Alan Pardew

    Alan Pardew's upping the price of last weekend's hat-trick hero Yannick Bolasie in front of the media this morning.

    When asked about the winger's reported £10m tag, Pardew responded: "Blimey. They need to have a look at that, because he is worth double."

  102. Alan Pardew news conference

    Crystal Palace v West Brom (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Alan Pardew

    Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew speaks to the media before Saturday's home game with West Brom.

    "We're in a terrific mood, in terms of confidence. We have great momentum. We're more expansive now, we have a great attacking set up. I think we're exciting to watch and we have new goals to break into the top 10.

    "Our away form is terrific. As good as anyone over the last 10 games."

  103. Sterling's meeting with Rodgers

    Football

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    BBC Sport's Ben Smith with the latest news on Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, after he was photographed apparently taking nitrous oxide earlier this week.

    "Manager Brendan Rodgers did meet with Raheem Sterling yesterday. I am told Rodgers has no issues about starting with Sterling at Wembley, despite footage showing the 20-year-old appearing to inhale laughing gas and a series of photographs showing him smoking a shisha pipe. There was no fine or punishment and Liverpool see the matter as closed. He was reminded of his responsibilities as an ambassador and role model at Anfield. Rodgers also spoke to Jordon Ibe, who was snapped alongside Sterling smoking a shisha pipe. Once again, no fine or punishment - matter closed."

  104. Devonshire and Braintree part company

    Football

    Alan Devonshire

    Braintree Town have parted company with manager Alan Devonshire claiming he turned down the offer of a new contract.

    Former West Ham midfielder and England international Devonshire was at the helm of the Iron for four seasons, and guided them to three top-half finishes in the Conference Premier.

    In a statement, the club said: "The board offered Alan Devonshire an extension to his current employment on the same terms. Alan declined our offer."

  105. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    With the FA Cup semi-finals taking place at Wembley this weekend, we're asking this morning for your favourite semi-final moments. Please keep them coming in to #bbcsportsday and the BBC Sport Match of the Day page.

    Will Davies: The first game I ever remember watching was Manchester United 3-3 Oldham in 1990. A perfect example of why I love football!

    Jon Branson: 3-3 draw between Chesterfield and Middlesborough (1997). Brilliant occasion topped off by the last gasp equaliser.

    We like a 3-3 from the 1990s, don't we?

  106. UK back pages

    Daily Mail

    The Daily Mail have a picture of England centurion Gary Ballance, and a reminder that the final day of the first Test in Antigua begins at 15:00 BST with live commentary on Radio 5 live sports extra and text commentary on the BBC website from 14:30 BST as England seek to capture the remaining eight West Indies wickets.

    Also in the Mail, a story about how Yaya Toure refusing to leave Manchester City for less than £220,000 per week, a special report entitled 'what has gone wrong with Luke Shaw' - and you can even have a go at their backpage crossword.

  107. Sam's back home

    Rugby League

    In case you missed it last night, England full-back Sam Tomkins has confirmed he will rejoin Wigan Warriors on a four-year deal.

    Tomkins returns from a spell in New Zealand in the National Rugby League and will rejoin his former club for the 2016 Super League season.

    Wigan have paid in excess of £200,000 for the 26-year-old.

    And more good news for the Warriors on Thursday, as they beat Warrington 30-20 to maintain their unbeaten home record for the season.

  108. UK back pages

    The Sun

    Meanwhile in The Sun (subscription required), former England boss Sven Goran-Eriksson has launched a stinging attack on Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, claiming: "With the money they have spent, they have to do better. It is not good enough.

    "They have the best players in the Premier League, so they should be the best team - but they are not."

  109. Kane gets the nod

    Football

    Harry Kane

    As the season draws to a close, it's awards time again and Tottenham striker Harry Kane has bagged himself two nominations from the PFA - player of the year and young player of the year.

    Manchester United keeper David De Gea, Chelsea forward Eden Hazard and Liverpool attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho are also on the shortlist to win both awards.

  110. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    The FA Cup semi-finals take place this weekend, and there is live coverage on the BBC tomorrow as Reading take on Arsenal. This morning we would like to know your favourite FA Cup semi-final moments.

    Was it Paul Gascoigne's remarkable 25-yard free-kick into the top corner against Arsenal in 1991, the first semi-final played at Wembley? Or Ryan Giggs weaving through against the Gunners and taking his shirt off in 1999? Or something more recent, maybe?

    You can re-live some classic semi-final moments on the BBC website now.

    Please send in your thoughts to #bbcsportsday and the Match of the Day Facebook page.

  111. UK back pages

    Daily Express

    The Daily Express focus on Burnley boss Sean Dyche's revelation that another Premier League manager, who he does not name, told him his players needed to use diving as a way of securing vital points.

    Dyche emphatically rules out the tactic and says: "I cannot believe the British football fans who watch the Premier League want people simulating and diving. I can't believe in our psyche we think that would be acceptable."

  112. Post update

    Good morning and welcome to Friday. The weekend is finally in sight, which can only mean one thing: sport, sport and more sport.

    As usual, we've got plenty on offer today - seven Premier League news conferences, Brendan Rodgers and Tim Sherwood talking Liverpool and Aston Villa before their FA Cup semi-final, and a bit of West Indies v England to add to the mix later on.