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Summary

  1. Man City not fined for fans booing Uefa anthem
  2. Martial and Rooney out for Man United
  3. Premier League team news
  4. GET INVOLVED: Your most memorable sporting event

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By Luke Reddy and Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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  1. Cheerio

    Wait? What's that? The weekend's here you say? Happy days are here again!

    Enjoy yours, whatever you do. 

    There's live coverage of Andy Murray v Stan Wawrinka on the website later.

    And all the Premier League build-up begins at 09:00 GMT in the morning - make sure you're with us.

  2. BBC coverage

    Joe Hart

    Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart says worries over security at football games following the recent Paris attacks will not affect him.

    "My job is to think about playing the game and it's other people's jobs to look after that side of it," he told BBC World Football. "You hope the measures that need to be taken are being taken."

    Hear more from Hart by downloading the latest BBC World Football podcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p037wxxn

    There is also an interview with former Liverpool and Netherlands player Dirk Kuyt, who talks about Memphis Depay’s recent struggles and his country’s failure to make Euro 2016.

  3. I enjoy getting stick - Grant Holt

    Football

    Grant Holt scores a hat-trick against Ipswich

    Wolves' Grant Holt says he is not bothered at the prospect of 'getting stick' when the former Norwich City striker visits Ipswich this weekend. 

    The much-travelled 34-year-old, on a two-month loan from Wigan Athletic, has never lost at Portman Road - and was part of a 5-1-winning team on his last visit with the Canaries in 2010. 

    "I probably won't get the warmest welcome but that's football," he said. 

    "I haven't lost there and I actually enjoy being the old pantomime villain."

  4. Goodbye to Boleyn

    Football

    West Ham United

    West Ham United

    In fact, it's right here Paul. Follow this link.

  5. Team news

    Tottenham v West Ham (Sunday, 16:00 GMT)

    Alex Song

    Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son is set to make his first start in nearly two months after a foot injury, replacing the suspended Erik Lamela.

    Andros Townsend could return but Nabil Bentaleb and Nacer Chadli are out.

    West Ham are without long-term absentees Dmitri Payet and Enner Valencia because of ankle injuries.

    However, the Hammers are optimistic that Diafra Sakho and Alex Song will be fit to play, and Michail Antonio could make his first start for the club.

  6. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    You can join Mark Chapman on BBC Radio 5 live from 19:30 GMT tonight, looking ahead to the weekend's Premier League action with Danny Mills and Paul Robinson.

  7. Team news

    Man City v Liverpool (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

    Sturridge

    Manchester City's Sergio Aguero is fit but David Silva will not be risked.

    Fabian Delph and Pablo Zabaleta have trained this week and could feature, but Vincent Kompany, Wilfried Bony and Samir Nasri are ruled out.

    Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is set to replace the injured Mamadou Sakho, while Jordon Ibe and James Milner are fit despite missing international duty.

    Manager Jurgen Klopp will make a late decision on whether to include fit-again striker Daniel Sturridge.

    Sturridge has not played under Klopp and has only managed 242 minutes all season because of hip and knee injuries.

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  9. De Gea 'best keeper in the world'

    Watford v Man Utd (Saturday, 12:45 GMT)

    Atletico Madrid

    All the way back in 2009, little known goalkeeper David De Gea was handed his Atletico Madrid debut by manager Quique Flores.

    On Saturday, boss and player are reunited as Flores's Watford take on Manchester United.

    "For me, he is probably the best goalkeeper in the world," says the Hornets boss.

  10. Ulster v Saracens

    Rugby Union

    Jamie George

    The European Champions Cup continues this weekend, and up tonight is Ulster v Saracens in Pool One (KO 19:45 GMT).

    The full preview is here.

  11. Team news

    West Brom v Arsenal (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Giroud

    West Brom will be without defender Gareth McAuley following his red card against Manchester United.

    Head coach Tony Pulis says he otherwise has a full squad at his disposal, with Chris Brunt fit after a groin problem.

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will assess whether Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud are in the right frame of mind to feature after playing for France during the Paris attacks.

    Right-back Hector Bellerin is available after recovering from a groin problem.

    However, midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey both remain on the sidelines with hamstring injuries.

  12. BreakingEngland beat Pakistan

    Cricket

    England

    England have beaten Pakistan in the fourth ODI to claim the series 3-1.

    Follow all the reaction here.

  13. Barnes-stormer

    Road Cycling

    Hannah Barnes

    Rising British star Hannah Barnes will ride for the newly-formed Canyon//SRAM team in next year's inaugural UCI Women's WorldTour circuit.

    Barnes, who has spent two seasons with American team UHC-Healthcare, won the white jersey for the best young rider at this year's Women's Tour.

    "It's been really good in America but I'm happy to come back to Europe," said the 22-year-old from Northamptonshire.

  14. Team news

    Swansea v Bournemouth (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Ayew

    Garry Monk will assess how Andre Ayew, Ki Sung-yueng and Jefferson Montero have recovered from midweek international duty.

    Otherwise, the Swansea City manager has a fully-fit squad to choose from for the visit of Bournemouth.

    Forward Glenn Murray missed Bournemouth's defeat against Newcastle through injury but is available again.

    Midfielder Marc Pugh is also available to return to the squad following a knock.

  15. Team news

    Southampton v Stoke (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Van Dijk

    Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is expected to face Stoke despite suffering a knee injury on international duty.

    Jay Rodriguez's foot injury could need surgery but fellow forward Shane Long came through his midweek international outing unscathed following an ankle problem.

    Stoke defender Marc Muniesa is still sidelined by a hamstring problem.

    Keeper Shay Given also remains out as he recovers from recent knee surgery.

  16. Jones the man for the job?

    Rugby Union

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer

    "It is down to the flip-flop - not the rubber-soled footwear favoured on the beaches of Eddie Jones' native Australia, but the habit of those in charge of such appointments in English sport to go for the polar opposite of whoever was deemed to have last failed in the job."

    Eddie Jones

    Read Tom's assessment of Eddie Jones's appointment as the new England head coach.

  17. Team news

    Newcastle Utd v Leicester City (Saturday, 15:00)

    Jamie Vardy

    Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot is expected to continue in goal despite missing international duty with Ireland because of his ongoing thigh problem.

    Fellow keeper Karl Darlow could be named on the bench after returning to training following a foot injury.

    Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri is hopeful Jamie Vardy will be fit to face Newcastle despite being ruled out of England's two games with a hip problem.

    The Foxes have no other injury worries following the international break.

  18. Team news

    Everton v Aston Villa (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Leighton Baines

    Everton midfielder Tom Cleverley hasn't played since August but could feature against his former club after overcoming an ankle injury.

    Leighton Baines could make his first appearance of the season after stepping up his recovery from an ankle problem.

    Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury he suffered on international duty.

    Gabby Agbonlahor and Rudy Gestede are both injury doubts for Saturday.

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  20. Team news

    Chelsea v Norwich City (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Courtois

    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois returned to training this week after a knee injury but Asmir Begovic will continue to deputise.

    Defender Branislav Ivanovic looks set to be involved, having recovered from a hamstring injury.

    Norwich winger Nathan Redmond is expected to be fit to face the Blues after a thigh strain.

    Captain Russell Martin returns from a one-match ban but Matt Jarvis will miss out because of a knee problem.

  21. El Clasico

    Real Madrid v Barcelona (Saturday, 17:15 GMT)

  22. Argh-lem Globe Trotters

    Basketball

    Jason Mohammad

    BBC presenter Jason Mohammad is a dangerous, dangerous man.

    The Harlem Globe Trotters thought they were coming into the BBC Radio Wales studio for a friendly scrimmage. They got more than they bargained for.

    Follow the link in the tweet to watch the video.

  23. Team news

    Watford v Man Utd (Saturday, 12:45 GMT)

    Rooney

    Watford striker Odion Ighalo will be assessed after returning late from international duty with Nigeria.

    Sebastian Prodl, Tommie Hoban and Joel Ekstrand remain sidelined.

    Manchester United must make do without forwards Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial because of illness and injury respectively.

    Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw are also out but Matteo Darmian is available after suspension.

  24. Pakistan v England

    Cricket

    There could be an interesting finale to the fourth ODI between England and Pakistan. Chasing 355-5, Pakistan have just lost Babar Azam, caught off the bowling of Adil Rashid, and are 177-4.

    they need 179 from 148 balls to win.

    It should be exciting - keep across it with live radio commentary and text commentary here.

  25. Nadal beats Ferrer

    Tennis

    Nadal

    Rafael Nadal continues his impressive form at the ATP World Tour Finals.

    The 29-year-old came from a set down to beat fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-7 6-3 6-4 - he was already in the semi-finals, where he will meet Novak Djokovic.

    Andy Murray plays Stan Wawrinka later to decide who will go into a semi against Roger Federer.

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  27. Van backs Vardy...

    Football

    Ruud Van Nistelrooy

    A nice touch by Ruud van Nistelrooy as he posts a good luck message to Leicester City's Jamie Vardy. 

    Van Nistelrooy scored in 10 straight Premier League games in 2003, a record Vardy will equal if he scores at Newcastle on Saturday.

    The ex-Manchester United striker posts: "#Records are there to be broken. Go on @vardy7, all the best and good luck!"

    Did you know? All 10 of van Nistelrooy's goals on that run were scored inside the box.

  28. Eddie Jones appointment

    Rugby Union

    England's World Cup-winning scrum-half has his say on Eddie Jones...

  29. Eddie Jones - in numbers

    Rugby Union

    Eddie Jones

    So what exactly did new England coach Eddie Jones say in a raft of media interviews today?

    - He says he will have three assistants to him, with other position-specific coaches also involved.

    - He says one of the fundamental parts of his role is to groom one of his assistants to take over from him in four years.

    - He warned players he can be "an angel or a devil."

    - He said all the players - including England captain Chris Robshaw - start on zero and must prove themselves.

  30. Neil blocks Lafferty loan move

    Football

    Kyle Lafferty

    Norwich manager Alex Neil has ruled out Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty being allowed to leave the club on loan until the New Year at the earliest.

    The 26-year-old has only played two games for the Canaries this season and has been the subject of interest from Leeds United.

    "We've got a lot of games coming up that are important. I'm happy with the size of squad I've got at the moment," he told BBC Radio Norfolk.

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    We're gearing up for El Clasico tomorrow, so with that in mind, we want to know what's the greatest sporting event you've been to.

    Use #bbcsportsday on Twitter and include a photo if you've got it.

  32. Barcelona news conference

    Real Madrid v Barcelona (17:15 GMT, Saturday)

    Lionel Messi

    “Whether Messi plays or not, the best news is that he is fit again,” Barcelona manager Luis Enrique tells the media ahead of his sides' trip to Real Madrid on Saturday.

    Messi has been out through injury since September.

    "We feel good going into the Clásico because of our form and due to players coming back.

    "It won't be decisive for the league title, but it is obvious we want to win."  

  33. LATEST GOSSIP

    Chelsea

    Griezmann

    Atletico Madrid will let striker Antoine Griezmann leave for the right offer and Chelsea are at the front of the line to sign the Frenchman, reports the Daily Express.

    The 24-year-old has seven goals for his club this season.

  34. Nadal v Ferrer

    Tennis

    Nadal

    Rafa Nadal has taken the second set to level up against David Ferrer at the ATP World Tour Finals. You can watch it here.

  35. Rosberg and royalty

    Formula 1

    A memorable day for Mercedes driver Nico Roaberg.

    The German, who will finish second in the drivers' championship, grew up in the principality of Monaco and has been honoured by Prince Albert II.

  36. Pakistan v England

    Cricket

    Things are starting to swing England's way - Pakistan are chasing 355-5 in the fourth ODI. We have live coverage here.

    Cricket
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  38. Derbyshire 'deserve Footitt credit'

    Cricket

    Mark Footitt

    Mark Footitt's former club Derbyshire deserve credit for his inclusion in England's squad to tour South Africa, says elite performance director Graeme Welch.

    The left-armer took 76 Championship wickets in 2015 before leaving the county to join Surrey.

    "Realistically, that is a feather in our cap more than Surrey's," Welch told BBC Radio Derby.

  39. Aguero double header

    Football

    The National Football Museum has posted this tweet.

    Which one has the better hair?

  40. Nadal v Ferrer

    Tennis

    Nada

    And if it's more live sport you're after, head over to the tennis. You can watch Rafa Nadal v David Ferrer in the ATP World Tour finals. 

    Ferrer has taken the first set.

  41. Pakistan v England

    Cricket

    Solid start to Pakistan's reply, chasing England's 355-5 in the fourth ODI.Our coverage is here,if you're interested in taking a look.

    Pakiastan scorecard
  42. Rousey can bounce back

    Martial Arts

    Ronda Rousey

    Ronda Rouseycan bounce back after her shock UFC defeat to Holly Holm, says boxing legendOscar De La Hoya.

    "It doesn't mean her career is over," De La Hoyatold the BBCWorld Service."She can pick herself up and fight another day. I believe she has the will and that demeanour to lift herself back up and be victorious."

    De La Hoya has even offered to help train Rousey in a rematch against Holm, adding: "All I want her to do is succeed."

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    Tweet us on #bbcsportsday

    El Clasico will be upon us tomorrow - but what's the best sporting event you've been to? Extra Brownie points for including a picture...

    Tweet us using #bbcsportsday.

  44. Question of Sport teaser

    Shearer and Sutton

    Spoiler alert ...

    We asked earlier which seven teams in the all-time Premier League top 20 point scorers, aren't in the Premier League this season?  

    The answers are: Blackburn, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Fulham, Bolton, Coventry, Sheffield Wednesday.

  45. Warnock missing match

    Football

    Kevin Blackwell will take charge of QPR for tonight's Championship match. You can follow live text commentary online.

  46. McIlroy still tops Race to Dubai...

    Golf

    England's Danny Willett may well be travelling in style but he has a lot of work to do if he is to top the Race to Dubai rankings.

    In the last event of the four-tournament series, Willett is six under par in the World Tour Championship.

    He is second in the Race to Dubai rankings but must finish ahead of Rory McIlroy - who tops the rankings - in the final event. McIlroy is on eight under at the halfway stage. England's Andy Sullivan leads on 12 under.

    As things stand, Rory is well in line to scoop a big financial bonus to end the season.

  47. Platini appeals suspension

    Football

    Uefa president Michel Platini has filed an urgent appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport against his 90 day suspension by Fifa’s ethics committee.

    Platini is asking for the temporary suspension to be lifted pending Fifa’s final decision (which is expected within the next few weeks).

    CAS will decide next week on what steps it will take.

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  49. Real Madrid will not change...

    Football

    Rafa Benitez and Lionel Messi

    Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez says his team will not change their style if Lionel Messi is fit for Barcelona's trip to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

    Benitez has come under some criticism for a perceived defensive stance with Madrid and has told the media that reports players have asked him to be more offensive are "false".

    "Madrid have a style of playing which is to go to win scoring more goals and we do that independent of who we face," says Benitez. "We’re not focused on the rival and we try to do things the way we need to do them."

  50. Pakistan set tough target

    Cricket

    Joss Butler

    England's innings is over and they have set Pakistan a decent target - thanks to Joss Butler.

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  52. Newcastle news conference

    Newcastle v Leicester (Saturday 15:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    Newcastle United

    Newcastle boss Steve McClaren has been speaking to the media ahead of Saturday's match against Leicester.

    He said: "Ranieri has come in to Leicester and done a fantastic job. He hasn't tinkered too much and has adapted very well to the PL

    "They have very good players, like Vardy, Mahrez and Drinkwater. That is why they are one point off the top.

    "We are trying to turn the corner. We are doing that slowly and have to keep grinding away." 

  53. All talked out? Not yet...

    Rugby Union

    Did you know? Eddie Jones has won seven trophies with sides in international rugby and has coached 10 teams across the international and domestic games - beginning his career in 1994.

  54. Tottenham news conference

    Tottenham v West Ham (Monday, 20:00 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Nabil Bentaleb and Nacer Chadli are not fit for Tottenham's visit of West Ham, says manager Mauricio Pochettino.

    He has been facing the media and was asked about the state of mind of his goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who was part of the French side forced to sleep at the Stade de France following last Friday's Paris attacks.

    Pochettino says: "For him it was very tough, he's very sad but he's strong enough and I think he's ready to play on Sunday, he wants to play to pay a tribute."

  55. Live now

    Rafael Nadal v David Ferrer

    Nadal

    Fancy a bit of tennis? You are in luck.

    You can watch the ATP World Tour finals match between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer live here.

  56. Tottenham news conference

    Tottenham v West Ham (Sunday, 16:00 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has told the media his has reinstated Andros Townsend to his first team squad.

    Townsend was banished following a dispute with a club fitness coach during a post-match warm-down on 4 November after Spurs' win over Aston Villa.

  57. Birthdays

    Navas and Delph

    Jesus Navas (29) and Fabian Delph (25) can share a cake at their Etihad Campus training facility today.

    Here are other sports stars celebrating a birthday:

    Jacques Laffite (71) - six-time grand prix winner.

    Alan Smith (52) - the former Arsenal and England striker, not the former Leeds, Manchester United and England striker.

    Andrew Caddick (46) - former England and Somerset bowler.

    Justin Langer (44) - former Australia Test opener.

  58. Bulgarians miss Rio

    Wrestling

    Wrestling

    There will be no Bulgarian wrestlers at the Rio Olympics next year after wrestling's world governing body banned the nation after a high number of doping infringements.

    In March, eight male athletes, including three European champions, and three female athletes, tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid stanozolol at a training camp for the European championships in Tbilisi, Georgia. 

  59. Sunderland news conference

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (Monday, 20:00 GMT)

    Sunderland

    Sunderland

    Sam Allardyce

    Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce tells the media Lee Cattermole has trained today and he therefore expects a fully-fit squad to travel to Crystal Palace on Monday.

    "We're all in it together and we have to stick together. We have to get on with the job," says Allardyce, whose team are 19th in the Premier League on just six points.

    "There is a huge amount of experience in our squad so we need to go out and express ourselves."

    Sam Allardyce
  60. Get Involved

    Tweet #bbcsportsday

    As El Clasico draws ever nearer, we want to know what is the best sporting event you have ever been to? Tweet us on #bbcsportsday and feel free to send images too.

    Nigel Smith: Cheltenham Town v Yeovil, 1999 to secure promotion to the Football League.

    Ayede Sever: My 5yr old and 3yr Old daughters Inter-house Sports day in School earlier this year.

  61. Sakho's social media highlights

    Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has come out with a few classics of late. I particularly like the way he calls himself "mama" but his latest offering is a state of the art video of him doing leg presses in the gym.

    Sakho uses a camera angle which makes you feel like you are him. 

    He is of course recovering from a knee injury but could return for the festive fixtures.

    Mamadou Sakho
  62. LATEST GOSSIP

    Gossip

    Manchester United would be prepared to spend a British record transfer fee for a defender of more than £45m to sign Everton's John Stones, reports the Manchester Evening News. 

    They claim manager Louis van Gaal has had the Everton and England centre back watched this season ahead of a potential summer bid.

    It is also reported Chelsea and Barcelona are targeting the 21-year-old but Everton are refusing to let him go on the cheap.

  63. Sunderland news conference

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (Monday, 20:00 GMT)

  64. Shocking win

    Squash

    England's James Willstrop stunned world number one Mohamed Elshorbagy to reach the World Championships last eight.

    Willstrop, 32, has slipped to world number 24 after suffering a career-threatening hip injury.

    But he took 64 minutes to beat Egypt's Elshorbagy 11-4 11-7 10-12 11-7 in Seattle to reach the quarter-finals.

    "In the context of everything that has gone on over the past 18 months this is one of my best ever performances," said Willstrop.

    Willstrop joins fellow countryman and the man he lost to in last year's Commonwealth Games final, second seed Nick Matthew, in the last eight.

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    England win 2003 World Cup and Manchester United

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    We want to know so tweet #bbcsportsday and if you have any images of you at the event, send them in too.

  66. Ronaldo v Messi - again!

    Football

    Real Madrid v Barcelona. Saturday. 17:15 GMT.

    It should be a classic and there will be live text online on BBC Sport.

  67. Crystal Palace news conference

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (Sunday, 20:00 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace

    Pardew and Allardyce

    Alan Pardew's Crystal Palace host Sam Allardyce's Sunderland on Monday.

    Pardew says: "I never fancy my chances against a Sam Allardyce team, because of his knowledge. They'll give everything they've got to get the victory."

    He adds that strikers Connor Wickham and Marouane Chamakhare back from injury. Midfielder Bakary Sako may train tomorrow, but Dwight Gayle is still out.

  68. Listen now

    Friday Sports Panel

    You can listen to Christian Malcolm, Beth Tweddle and Fran Halsall on BBC Radio 5 live now by clicking on the 'live coverage' tab at the top of this page. 

    We will bring you the best comments from Sports Panel in this live text.

  69. Crystal Palace news conference

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (Monday, 20:00 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace co-owner Steve Parish has been speaking about potential investment from the USA.

    Alan Pardew says: "Steve Parish has got things right more than he's got things wrong for this club and I think this he's got right. Fans should be excited."  

  70. Crystal Palace news conference

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (Monday, 20:00 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace

    Cabaye

    Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has spoken about Yohan Cabaye's appearance for France against England at Wembley this week:

    "I thought it was a moving experience. Yohan played in the game. He was a little lost after the events he told me. The FA did a super job."

  71. Manchester City news conference

    Man City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Manchester City

    Raheem Sterling and James Milner

    Manuel Pellegrini has been talking about Raheem Sterling as the ex-Liverpool forward prepares to face his former club for the first time since his £49m move.

    "It’s always special not only for Raheem to play against a team they spent a lot of years, for James Milner the same, that is part of the career of the player and they are now defending another shirt," Pellegrini says.

    "He is a very young player and he must improve a lot and it’s important also he can demonstrate in every game. I’m happy with how he’s playing so far, he’s an important player and will be a more important player in the future.

    "It depends on the way he improves, he’s just 21 years old so he has years to improve and I think he will be an important player not just for Manchester City but for England."

  72. England news conference

    Rugby Union

    Let's wrap up the news conference with Eddie Jones then with a bit more on his style of play:

    "We may go to Scotland on 6 February and it might be pouring with rain - we might have to win 1-0. That's got to be the pragmatism of the team.

    "Everyone says New Zealand are a great attacking team and they are - but they kick the ball more than any team in the world. You play to the situation."

  73. Manchester City news conference

    Man City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Manchester City

    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini tells the media that Sergio Aguero is ready to face Liverpool after overcoming a hamstring complaint.

    "Sergio is fit and ready to come back, David (Silva) continues to have some small pain in his ankle so it’s a risk for him to play," says the Chilean. "Unfortunately Samir Nasri, Wilfried Bony and Vincent Kompany are also injured."

    Manuel Pellegrini and Sergio Aguero
  74. A gentle reminder...

    Rugby Union

    BBC Scrum V - the premier rugby union TV show in Wales - are proclaiming the country are responsible for this change in management. 

    Oh yes England fans, you haven't heard the last of that World Cup defeat. Not by a long chalk.

  75. England news conference

    Rugby Union

    Eddie Jones has been referred to as "the devil" for how hard he worked the Japan team.

    "Every side is different. You can be a devil one day and an angel the next day. We don't know what I'm going to be," he says.

  76. England news conference

    Rugby Union

    Eddie Jones

    Eddie Jones - England's first overseas national rugby coach: "One thing you have to do is create your own unique style of play. We won't be copying the All Blacks, we will make our own style and I want the players to believe that 100%. We want the All Blacks to be watching how England play, that would be nice wouldn't it?"

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  78. England news conference

    Rugby Union

    Eddie Jones is asked about leading Australia to a World Cup final defeat by England in 2003: "It's funny how things turn. Last week I was in Cape Town looking at Table Top Mountain and today I have an overcoat on."

    And what about when England face Australia?

    "One of the things my track record shows is that as the coach I'm 100% committed. Obviously against your own country you feel something, but I guarantee I will be 100% committed."

  79. God luck old boy...

    Rugby Union

  80. England news conference

    Rugby Union

    Eddie Jones knocks back a question on who exactly will make up the coaching team around him but says he intends to groom his successor.

    "One of the goals is by 2019 World Cup to have a couple of the assistant coaches ready to take over as head coach," says Jones. "I see that as a fundamental part of the job and there's real talent in England.

    "There's some good young players here.What we have to do is systematically over the four years is bring young players in, give them experience so that when we get to 2019, they have the experience to be a consistent performer."

  81. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

  82. England news conference

    Rugby Union

    Eddie Jones on foreign-based England players: "I've had a good chat to Ian Ritchie. I want players who want to play for England and to play for England you have to play in the Premiership. 

    He is asked that if he can beat South Africa with Japan, he can win a World Cup with England: "That might be your logic - it's a funny sort of logic."

  83. England news conference

    Rugby Union

    Then RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie starts us off: "I said we wanted a proven head coach with experience. I'm absolutely sure he's gong to do an amazing job. I'm sure it's going to be a very exciting time for rugby in England."

  84. England news conference

    Rugby Union

    Eddie Jones

    New England head coach Eddie Jones on his appointment: "It's a very exciting opportunity. A hugely talented team, England have won two of the last three under-20 world cups so there's great talent out there. I'm looking forward to the project ahead of us."

  85. England news conference

    Rugby Union

    Here we go, Eddie is in the room...

  86. Eddie Jones - in numbers

    Rugby Union

    Eddie Jones

    Eddie Jones will be before the media shortly. 

    Expect lots of questions on Chris Robshaw's captaincy and on England's decision to opt for an overseas coach.

  87. 'At the time, it wasn't funny'

    Scorer sees funny side to wind-assisted own goal

    Own goal

    Thurrock's Kamarl Duncan says he can laugh at his wind-assisted own goal against Romford after it went viral.

    The footage of Duncan, who was playing in his first game since getting married, scoring past his own keeper with a failed clearance has been viewed more than 1.1m times on social media.

    "At first it was a bit embarrassing and my team-mates were giving me a bit of banter," he told BBC Essex. "But I can see the funny side to it, honestly. At the time it wasn't funny."

    If you've not seen the own goal yet, it's well worth a watch. Take a look here.

  88. Eddie Jones press conference

    Rugby Union

    The new England head coach is facing the media at 13:00 GMT - we'll give you updates and you can watch it live in this page.

  89. Evans signs new Blackburn deal

    Corry Evans and Jonny Evans

    Northern Ireland midfielder Corry Evans has signed a new contract with Blackburn Rovers, tying him to the club until 2019.

    The 25-year-old is the younger brother of West Brom defender Jonny Evans.

  90. Pakistan v England

    Cricket

    Jason Roy

    A solid start for Jason Roy and England in the fourth ODI against Pakistan. Roy has passed 50, England have passed 100. Keep across the action here.

  91. Tottenham news conference

    Tottenham v West Ham (Sunday, 16:00 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham

    BBC Sport's Phil Wye at the Tottenham news conference: "Eleven Premier League games unbeaten and with five players fresh from England squad duty I imagine Mauricio Pochettino might be purring with pride about his crop of young Tottenham talent this lunchtime.

    "He will also be commenting on how his side will need to deal with a West Ham team which has already famously won on their travels at Arsenal, Liverpool & Man City so far this season."

    Tottenham
  92. Manchester City news conference

    Man City v Liverpool (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Manchester City

    BBC Radio Manchester's Bill Rice at the Manchester City news conference: "Today manager Manuel Pellegrini will be asked about the fitness of current stars Sergio Aguero and David Silva, as well as what kind of reception Raheem Sterling will get from the travelling Liverpool fans at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, particularly after City themselves faced no action for their supporters booing the Champions League anthem - I think Raheem may get similar treatment from Liverpool fans tomorrow."

  93. 'Strength and desire'

    Football

    If you've been with us for an hour or so you'll have read Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal confirm Anotnio Valencia will undergo surgery on an injury. Valencia has taken to Twitter defiantly.

  94. Chelsea news conference summary

    Chelsea v Norwich City

    Chelsea

    Mourinho

    That's it from Jose Mouriho then, here's a summary of what the Chelsea boss has had to say:

    • Mourinho does not want to spend money in January
    • "I don't need to clean the dressing room"
    • Owner has shown he "trusts" manager and players
    • Radamel Falcao back in to weeks, Thibaut Courtois back in December
  95. Football

  96. A hectic Friday...

     So where next? I'll tell you where - Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino at 12:30 GMT, Manchester City's Manuel Pellegrini at 12:45 GMT and then a switch of sports as we will hear from new England head coach Eddie Jones at 13:00 GMT.  

  97. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Norwich (15:00 GMT)

    A jose Mourinho cut out is held by a fan

    "It's an experience I was waiting for many years to have," Mourinho tells the media when asked about the form which has led to questions over his future.

    "You never know when it's coming. I don't know if it's improved me or not but I think in football and management every experience is positive.

    "But I still prefer the experience of winning."

  98. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Norwich (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Chelsea

    More from Jose Mourinho:

    "In some stadiums and some clubs, when results are not good, the home stadium plays against you. This is not the case here, we have fantastic support.

    "Our stadium is being magnificent. Instead of being a factor to disturb it is a factor to make us feel comfortable.

    "The fans are showing to myself and the team lots of respect, no short memory, no the best yesterday the worst today, great respect, great support. We want to play at home." 

  99. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Norwich City (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho is asked if he will need to make signings in January:

    "I am happy with my players. I trust the players. I don't need to clean the dressing room - I heard that was written somewhere - and I don't need to ask the club to spend money in January.

    "We put ourselves in a great situation by being champions, we have to be again together to put it in the right place."

  100. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Norwich (Saturday 15:00 GMT)

    Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho says media reports on Friday which state the club's owner is behind him only provide information he already knew.

    He says: "Obviously the power is in the hands of the owner and the board, I think they show the players and me they trust us and it's time for us to give a positive answer. I think we are doing this but not in the results.

    "I believe the good moment will arrive. I think in a couple of weeks Falcao is back from injury, Courtois is back in December too so we really believe good things are waiting for us."

    Chelsea go into this game with just three wins - 16th in the Premier League.

  101. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Norwich (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Chelsea

    jOSE mOURINHO

    More from Jose Mourinho about the Paris terror attacks.

    "Anything can happen in any corner in the world, in any activity. I don't want to think too much because I want to enjoy life.

    "Am I bit worried? Yes I am a bit worried. But for sure tomorrow I go to Stamford Bridge and I focus on the game."

  102. 'England players must be in Premiership'

    Eddie Jones new head coach

    Eddie Jones

    The RFU have released an interview with new England head coach Eddie Jones, before he meets the media at 13:00 GMT.

    Here are two standout points:

    On whether Chris Robshaw will remain captain: "The first task is I'm going to sit down with Chris Robshaw and evaluate where we go."

    On whether foreign-based players will be considered: "The only thing I know is I want players who want to play for England, and if you want to play for England you play in the Premiership. That's the rule that's going to stay. We can work with that."

  103. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Norwich (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho is first asked for his reaction to the Paris attacks and specifically, on the way football has show unity in the aftermath.

    "Football can have this kind of impact," he says. "We have no power, football people we have no power but we have the impact in our hands. It's a positive impact to the victims and more to the families of the victims.

    "Everybody has feelings and leaves the week in different ways. Some of our guys were involved in matches, almost all of them had to travel. From different perspectives, people leave the week in an emotional way."

  104. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Norwich (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is speaking to the media now...

  105. Scott faulters in Australia

    Golf

    Adam Scott

    The 2013 Masters winner Adam Scott has thrown away a big lead at the Australian Masters with a terrible back nine that allowed countryman Peter Wilson to catch him at the top of the leaderboard.

    Australian Scott, world number 12 and the 2012 Open runner-up, was five strokes up but dropped shots to go in at eight-under 134 at the halfway point. 

    "It was a shame because I felt like I didn't do too much too bad but the driver cost me three or four shots," he said.

  106. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Norwich (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    A nice touch by Chelsea who will sport a French flag in the background of their match programme for the visit or Norwich. We expect Jose Mourinho to enter his news conference any moment now.

  107. Chelsea news conference

    Football

    Jose Mourinho and a Jose Mourinho mask

    Jose Mourinho news conference coming up in six minutes or so. There's only one Jose...

  108. European Games

    Nick Hope

    BBC Sport, Olympic Sport reporter

    "European Olympic Committee president Patrick Hickey has revealed that Russia is the “preferred host nation” for the second edition of the European Games – scheduled for 2019 – but that the announcement will now be delayed as Russia’s priorities 'must be elsewhere' currently."

  109. Anderson 'can follow Alli'

    Football

    Jermaine Anderson

    Peterborough midfielder Jermaine Anderson has the potential to emulate the rapid rise of England's Dele Alli, according to manager Graham Westley.

    Anderson, 19, played alongside Tottentham's Alli at England Under-18 level, and has four goals in 15 games for Posh this season.

    "There's no reason why Jermaine can't progress like Dele Alli," Westley told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

  110. Davis Cup comes to Brum

    Tennis

    Don't forget Great Britain travel to Belgium in less than a fortnight for the Davis Cup and you can follow it all live on the BBC.

  111. Pakistan v England

    Cricket

    A hairy moment early on for England in the fourth ODI against Pakistan. They're now in the eighth over, with England 36-0.

    Keep across the action in our live text commentary page.

    Cricket
  112. Question of sport teaser

    Yes, it's time again - the Question of Sport teaser is here. Ready? Good.

    - Which seven teams in the all-time Premier League top 20 point scorers, aren't in the Premier League this season?

    We will bring the answer later.

  113. Plenty of video

    Videos

    A bizarre own goal, five cracking tennis shots and the disappearance of English rugby union. It's all in our selection of video - you can find it on our homepage.

  114. Birdie-rrific Rose

    Golf

    "Great morning to play golf.... Plenty birdies to be had! Got my share," postsJustin Rose on Instagram.

    Rose is six under for the World Tour Championship butArgentina's Emiliano Grillo now leads on 10 under.England's Andy Sullivan is second on nine under.

    Justin Rose

    Rory McIlroy is one of seven players who can win the Race to Dubai after this final event and on eight under, he is ahead of his challengers in the rankings as things stand.

    The Race to Dubai is a four-tournament series which players qualify for through their performance during the season. Whoever tops the series standings at the end of event four - The World Tour Championship - wins a sizeable bonus.

  115. LATEST GOSSIP

    Leroy Sane

    Sun: Manchester United and Liverpool are interested in signing Schalke's 19-year-old Germany winger Leroy Sane.

  116. Sporting quiz

    Quiz

    Time for a break? Get the kettle on and get your brain cells round this.

    Test your knowledge on footballers who changed sports and other sports stars who went the other way here.

  117. Eddie Jones reaction

    Rugby Union

    We will be hearing from new England head coach Eddie Jones at 13:00 GMT.

  118. European back pages

    Real Madrid v Barcelona (Saturday, 17:15 GMT)

    AS paper from Spain

    Spanish newspaper AS leads on news of Karim Benzema missing El Clasico.

    The France striker suffered a hamstring problem in October and, if AS are to be believed, he looks likely to miss the huge fixture.

    Real lost their last league outing before the international break while Barca are unbeaten in seven.

  119. European back pages

    Real Madrid v Barcelona (Saturday, 17:15 GMT)

    Marca

    Good news for Real Madrid. Gareth Bale is fit for Saturday's La Liga El Clasico against Barcelona - as shown by Marca's front page.

    Mind you, it looks like Barca's Lionel Messi will make it as well.

    BBC Sport will run a live text on Saturday evening for the 17:15 GMT.

  120. El Clasico decorations...

    Real Madrid v Barcelona (Saturday 17:15 GMT)

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

    As I'm sure you already know, it's El Clasico tomorrow. Real Madrid host Barcelona but trail their rivals by three points at the top of La Liga.

    We will keep you updated on all things linked to the mammoth fixture but, for now at least, how would you like one of these Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi Christmas decorations?

  121. BBC coverage

    Play is almost under way in the fourth ODI between England and Pakistan, with England 2-1 up in the series.

    Captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and has opted to bat. It's hot and the pitch is looking as flat as a pancake.

    Keep across it all here on our live page and as well on BBC Radio 5 live sport extra and Radio 4 LW.

  122. The right man...

    Rugby Union

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former England international Keran Bracken tells BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast that Eddie Jones is the right man to lead the national side.

    "It’s a very canny decision to get him involved as he has a lot of experience of Japan and the next World Cup is in Japan," says Bracken. "It's important to get a big coach,a big name and they've done just that. 

    "He's incredibly intense. He expects a lot of his coaches and works them really hard. He thinks outside the box and I think that's something England need."

  123. No action against Man City fans

    Football

    Manchester City fans

    Some breaking news reaching us... Uefa announce they will take no action against Manchester City as a result of their fans booing the Champions League anthem.

    City fans booed the anthem during October's home Champions League fixture against Sevilla.

  124. Race to Dubai

    Golf

    Danny Willett and Rory McIlroy

    Charl Schwartzel and Bernd Wiesberger have gone for it at the Jumeirah Estates course this morning as the World Tour Championship plays out day two - both shot seven under.

    Thongchai Jaidee leads on nine under, a shot ahead of Schwartzel and two clear of Wieseberger, with England's Justin Rose on six under.

    Rory McIlroy leads Danny Willett at the top of the Race to Dubai standings and on seven under, is a shot clear of his rival.

    The top ranked player after this final event collects a bonus which would be a minimum of £800,000. Just seven players in the field can finish in top spot.

  125. West Ham news conference

    Tottenham v West Ham (Sunday, 16:00 GMT)

    West Ham United

    West Ham United

    Valencia

    Let's round off Slaven Bilic's press conference with some injury news.

    On forward Enner Valencia's recovery from an ankle setback earlier this month, the Hammers boss says: "His injury looks like four weeks, which is not that long, but long enough."

    Midfielder Alex Song could feature on Sunday after recovering from ankle surgery and defender Pedro Obiang is fit after a thigh problem.

  126. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Russell Dixon-Box: EJ should reverse the rule that all England players play in England. Europe OK, but how many France based did we miss in RWC? 

    Lee Houghton: Great coach and I'm sure he'll do well but would have preferred to see an Englishman in charge.

    Are England right to have appointed an overseas coach? Let us know #bbcsportsday.

  127. Eddie Jones - in numbers

    Rugby Union

    Eddie Jones

    We will hear from Eddie Jones - England's new head coach - at 13:00 GMT.

  128. West Ham news conference

    Tottenham v West Ham (Sunday, 16:00 GMT)

    West Ham United

    West Ham United

    Dimitri Payet

    West Ham will be without star playmaker Dimitri Payet for three months, after the Frenchman picked up an ankle injury.

     "We are not only Payet," says boss Slaven Bilic. "We have a lot of quality players and those who play will have to step up and do more for us."  

  129. Manchester United news conference

    Watford v Manchester United (Saturday, 12:45 GMT)

    Manchester United

    Manchester United

    Louis van Gaal

    Louis van Gaal reflects on last Friday's Paris attacks which left 129 people dead: "We as a member of the sport of football cannot do too much – we can give support in symbols and this is a nice thing for the French people, the victims, their relatives to give them force and strength to survive."

  130. West Ham news conference

    Tottenham v West Ham (Sunday, 16:0 GMT)

    West Ham United

    West Ham United

    West Ham boss Slaven Bilic on Sunday's London derby: "It is a special game and it was when I used to play for West Ham. My first game was Spurs away and we won 1-0 and Dani scored."  

    Dani

    "Dani who" I hear you cry?

    You would be forgiven for wondering. The Portugal international played just a handful of games for the Hammers during a loan spell from Sporting Lisbon.

    But he did score against Spurs - pictured above.