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  1. Swansea appoint Francesco Guidolin as new head coach
  2. Swansea v Watford (20:00 GMT)
  3. Newport v Blackburn (19:15 GMT)
  4. Naismith to have Norwich medical
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By Steve Canavan and Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Pep inspires me - Eddie Jones


    Eddie Jones

    Interesting article in Monday's Daily Mail, with new England rugby coach Eddie Jones revealing he has been inspired by Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola.

    Jones went to watch the German team train, after being invited along by Guardiola.

    "I was embarrassed by my coaching after watching Pep take the session," says Jones.

    "He was so bloody brilliant. He has got some of the best players in the world - Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller - and he just worked them so hard. It was -3C and they came off the field dripping with sweat, they had worked that hard."

  2. Long way to travel


    Speaking of Roger Federer, how about this commitment from one fan?

  3. 'It's super serious'



    Roger Federer has responded to the claims of match-fixing in tennis by saying that if it is going on, he wants to know who's doing it.

    "I would love to hear names," Federer said, after beating first-round opponent Nikoloz Basilashvili at the Australian Open.

    "Then at least it's concrete stuff and you can actually debate about it. Was it the player? Was it the support team? Who was it? Was it before? Was it a doubles player, a singles player? Which Slam?'

    "It's super serious and it's super important to maintain the integrity of our sport. So how high up does it go? The higher it goes, the more surprised I would be.''

  4. Swansea appoint Guidolin


    Udinese manager Francesco Guidolin, 60, has previously managed several clubs in Italy, including Palermo and Parma, as well as French league side Monaco.  

    Guidolin led Udinese to third place in Serie A – recording their highest top-flight finish and points tally – and sealing their first Champions League campaign. 

    He also has three promotions on his CV with Parma, Palermo and Vicenza where he made his name after lifting the Italian Cup and leading them to the Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final, where they lost to Chelsea. 

  5. Swansea appoint Guidolin


    Swansea announced on 7 January that Alan Curtis would continue as the club's interim manager until the end of the season.

    Chairman Huw Jenkins has clarified how the appointment of Udinese manager Francesco Guidolin will work.

    "Although we recently appointed Alan Curtis as manager until the end of the campaign, he was aware and comfortable with the fact that we were still looking to bring someone in to assist if we found the right person.


    “We believe we have found that person in Francesco. He has an excellent record, especially with Udinese over the last few years. He created an Udinese side from a relatively small budget - compared to the rest of the league - that competed with the big teams in Serie A.

    “He instilled a belief and motivation to compete and beat the best Italy had to offer. It is similar to what this football club is trying to do in the Premier League."

  6. Swansea appoint Guidolin


    Francesco Guidolin

    New head coach Italian Francesco Guidolin will be at the Liberty Stadium tonight to watch Swansea's match with Watford.

    Swansea say the former Udinese manager will work alongside interim manager Alan Curtis until the end of the season, although Guidolin will have the final say on team selection. 

    Full story here.

  7. BreakingSwansea appoint Guidolin


    Swansea City have confirmed the appointment of Francesco Guidolin as the club’s head coach.  

  8. Disappointment for Robson


    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent in Melbourne


    Laura Robson's latest comeback match has ended in a three-set defeat by the American Ingrid Neel in Florida.

    The 21-year-old, ranked 557th in the world, was playing in the qualifying round for the ITF event, which has a total prize fund of £17,500.

    Robson has had niggling injuries since having wrist surgery in 2014 and had 18 months out of the game.

    She reached a career-high singles ranking of 27 in July 2013.

  9. Liverpool to land Long?


    Shan Long

    Today's Daily Mirror is reporting that Southampton have rejected an £8m offer from Liverpool for their 29-year-old Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long.

  10. Bayern president to be released from jail


    A German court says former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has been approved for early release from prison and will be freed on 29 Feb.

    Hoeness was convicted of tax evasion and began serving a three-year sentence in June 2014.

    He has been taking part in a work release program for the last 12 months, under which he has been working in Bayern's youth department during the day before returning to prison for the night.

    Hoeness stepped down as Bayern president after his conviction but Bayern officials have not ruled out his return.

  11. Get Involved


    It's Blue Monday, so we want to hear about sporting moments that lift your spirits...

    Connor O'Reilly: Chile finally winning Copa America, at home against Argentina on penalties.

    Sabinah Johnson: 2012 Olympics. The day & the way David Rudisha ran & won the 800m final. Simply superb!


    John McEnerney: Euro '88, Ray Houghton heading past Shilton that lifted a nation's spirits and a savage session started that some are still on!

    Ben Robertson: England bowling out Australia for 60 to regain the Ashes with Stuart Broad taking eight wickets.

  12. Suspended for threatening a journalist



    Feyenoord have suspended striker Colin Kazim-Richards for two weeks for threatening a journalist.

    The 29-year-old was unhappy with a report in Algemeen Dagblad newspaper questioning his attitude, and confronted the reporter when he arrived at a pre-match news conference.

    Kazim-Richards was then dropped from the squad for Sunday's game with PSV.

    He has now been banned from training or playing until 1 February, when the club will re-evaluate the situation.

  13. Rochdale sign Syers


  14. In the away end


    Manchester United fan Daniel Paton was ticked off for leaping on defender Marcos Rojo after Wayne Rooney's winner at Anfield on Sunday.

    Rojo and team-mates Michael Carrick and Phil Jones were watching the match with United fans at Anfield.

    Paton, 37, who was unaware Rojo was out until March following shoulder surgery said: "His mate said something to me in Spanish. Then someone said he had a shoulder injury. You do things in the moment. I didn't squeeze him too hard." 

  15. Pendleton to ride at Cheltenham

    Horse Racing

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    Victoria Pendleton has been lined up to ride a leading contender at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

    The former cycling champion is aiming to compete in the Foxhunter Chase for amateur jockeys on Gold Cup day on 18 March.

    Racehorse owner Andy Stewart has made Aintree Foxhunter runner-up Pacha Du Polder available for her to ride for the rest of the season.

    Pendleton, 35, completed her first point-to-point race over jumps when finishing fourth in a race on Sunday.

    victoria pendleton
  16. Answer-time


    A Question of Sport Teaser

    Earlier we asked the following question: Stuart Broad and which four other players make up the top five in the ICC Test Bowling Rankings?

    The answers... Ravichandran Ashwin, Dale Steyn, Yasir Shah, James Anderson .

    Pat on the back to all those who got it. 

  17. Appleton discusses new Oxford deal


    Oxford United manager Michael Appleton is in talks about a new deal, despite being linked with vacant job at Bristol City.

    "I'm absolutely delighted here. The way it is at the minute, I'm in the middle of discussing a new long-term contract with the club," he told BBC Oxford.

    Asked about City's possible interest, U's chairman Darryl Eales said: "I would be utterly astonished if there's even any conversation going on between them and Michael Appleton."

  18. Robins decision was sudden


    Matt Dean

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Scunthorpe chairman Peter Swann says the decision to sack Mark Robins was only made on Monday morning when the pair met at the club. "We don't have a candidate in mind to replace Mark at this stage and won't be rushed," he said. "It may take a few weeks."

  19. Fan ban because of violence threat


    Bordeaux fans have been banned from attending this weekend's French league game at Nantes because of the risk of violence between hooligans.

    A government official in Nantes issued the stadium ban because of the "important risks'" surrounding the match scheduled for Saturday at the Stade de La Beaujoire.

    In March 2014, police forces intervened to prevent Nantes and Bordeaux supporters from fighting, just months before violence erupted between fans from both teams at another game between the rivals.  

  20. Goal machine



    How Liverpool could have done with him at Anfield yesterday...