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  1. Goodbye

    On that note, it's goodbye for another day from Sportsday. Fear not though, you can follow all tonight's FA Cup action by clicking right here.

  2. Changes expected for Foxes and Spurs

    FA Cup

    Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri (left) and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is expected to make changes for Wednesday's FA Cup third-round replay at home to Tottenham.

    New signing Demarai Gray is in line for a home debut, Matty James could make his return from injury, while fringe players Ritchie de Laet, Andy King and Leonardo Ulloa are all in the frame.

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is also considering rotating his squad.

    "We have players in a condition where it's a big risk to play," he said. "Always we assess the players and maybe we take a decision to rest some players.

    "It is a good challenge as they play with a different team in the FA Cup, 10 players different from in the Premier League. We have a good chance to go to the next round and the FA Cup is important for us."

    You can watch this match live on BBC One from 19:30, listen to it on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra or follow updates on the BBC Sport website.

  3. Liverpool v Exeter (FA Cup 3rd replay)


  4. Exeter have 'nothing to lose'


    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (right) and Exeter boss Paul Tisdale

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to rotate his squad for Wednesday's FA Cup third-round replay at home to League Two Exeter City.

    The German plans to name a similar side to that which drew 2-2 in the first meeting, although defender Jon Flanagan could return after over 18 months out.

    Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale says his side have "nothing to lose".

    "There will be 6,000 Exeter City supporters going so we've all got to enjoy it," he told the club's website. 

    "We've rotated the squad a little and got plenty of players playing, and now we can look forward to this one."

    You can listen to live commentary of this match on BBC Radio 5 live, while there will also be updates on the BBC Sport website.

  5. Colchester bring in Shorey

    Transfers latest

    Former Reading and Portsmouth full-back Nicky Shorey has joined Colchester United for the rest of the season.

    The 34-year-old, who won two England caps, most recently played for Indian club FC Pune City, who are managed by David Platt.

  6. Francis pens new Bournemouth deal


    Bournemouth defender Simon Francis has signed a new three-and-a-half year deal at the club, which will run until the summer of 2019. 

    Francis, 30, has played in every match for the Cherries this season in their first ever campaign in the top flight. 

    The former Southend United right-back has been captaining Eddie Howe's side in the absence of the injured Tommy Elphick. 

    "It was an easy decision for me because I am really settled. It means a lot to me personally," said Francis. 

  7. Celtic chase Croatian midfielder


    Croatian midfielder Ljuban Crepulja is in Glasgow for talks with Celtic, according to his club's website.

    The Scottish champions appear to be closing in on the 22-year-old as Ronny Deila's second January capture, following this week's addition of centre half Erik Sviatchenko .

    Former Croatia youth international Crepulja has been with top-flight outfitSlaven Belupo  since July 2013.

    The defensive midfielder has made over 70 appearances for them.

  8. Huddersfield sign free-agent Matmour

    Transfers latest

    Karim Matmour

    Huddersfield Town have signed Algeria international Karim Matmour on a contract to the end of the season, with an option for a further 12 months.

    The 30-year-old, who played against England at the 2010 World Cup, was a free agent after leaving Kuwaiti club Al-Arabi.

    "It is not normal that we would be able to get a player of his quality with no transfer fee," head coach David Wagner told the club website.

  9. Warwickshire record profit


    Warwickshire have reported a record operating profit for 2015.

    Edgbaston's return to England's home Test match schedule helped the county turn in a profit of £2.266m.

    In chief executive Colin Povey's final year in charge at Edgbaston, it surpassed the previous best record operating profit of £1.15m in 2009.

    The county suffered a loss of £668,000 in their County Championship-winning year of 2012, but have now returned a profit in three straight years.

  10. Francis signs new Bournemouth deal


  11. Best chosen as new Ireland captain

    Rugby Union

    Rory Best

    Rory Best has been chosen as the new Ireland captain by coach Joe Schmidt.

    Best, 33, succeeds Paul O'Connell, who led Ireland to back-to-back Six Nations titles before retiring from international duty after the World Cup.

    Schmidt's 35-man squad for the Six Nations games against Wales and France includes four uncapped players.

    Munster captain CJ Stander, Connacht lock Ultan Dillane, Ulster centre Stuart McCloskey and Leinster flanker Josh van der Flier are all included.

  12. Football League 'regret' Leeds-Boro change


    Elland Road

    The Football League says it "regrets" the late scheduling change of the televised Championship fixture between Leeds United and Middlesbrough.

    Fans have expressed anger at the game being put back from Saturday 13 February to Monday 15 on social media.

    Leeds took legal action last month to prevent fixture changes after trying to ban TV cameras from Elland Road.

    A Football League statement said the legal challenge from Leeds had delayed the fixture announcement.

    Read the full piece here

  13. Garde critical of Grealish


    If Jack Grealish was hoping to impress Aston Villa boss Remi Garde last night as he returned to the starting line-up in the FA Cup third replay against Wycombe, let's just says he didn't.

    Premier League basement outfit Villa scored their opener two minutes after the 20-year-old midfielder came off as they edged through against the League Two side.

    "You saw the game," said Garde. "Jack started and it was his first for quite a long time now, but I haven't seen exactly what I wanted to see from him.

    Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish

    "I know he has played in the part of the game when we were not good collectively, when we were disappointing for the first hour or so. But then we started to play more collectively and simple.

    "But it's not only about Jack; I was not happy with the way the team played the first hour. We were the Premier League team but for too long I did not see that."

  14. McIlroy hoping to get his eye in


    World number three Rory McIlroy expects his short game and putting to be better this year after undergoing laser eye surgery during his two-month break from competitive golf. 

    The Northern Irishman hasn't played competitively since winning the World Tour Championship in November in Dubai, clinching the Race to Dubai.

    Rory McIlory
    Image caption: Hello Rory? Hello? This way...

    Speaking ahead of his first tournament of 2016 at the Abu Dhabi Championship, McIlroy said: "It is definitely made things just that little bit sharper, maybe within 50 meters or so. 

    "I feel like I've always been a decent green reader, but maybe not quite as good as I could be. So that was one of the reasons why I took this step.''

  15. Kramaric leaves Leicester


  16. Benson retires from umpiring


    Mark Benson has had to step down from umpiring because of a back injury and the 57-year-old will be replaced on the England and Wales Cricket Board's first-class list by Billy Taylor.

    Benson, who has been a first-class umpire since 1997, was a member of the International Cricket Council's elite panel and stood in 27 Tests and 91 limited-overs international matches, including the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 final between India and Pakistan in Johannesburg. 

    Former Sussex and Hampshire seamer Taylor will take over this season having been on the ECB's reserve list for the past five years. 

  17. Overton out of Lions series


    Somerset fast bowler Jamie Overton is heading back home after a foot injury ruled him out of the England Lions series against Pakistan A.

    The 21-year-old suffered soft tissue damage during Saturday's second warm-up match against the United Arab Emirates.

    Jamie Overton

    Earlier in the game Overton struck an unbeaten half-century, but was then only able to bowl four overs.

    "It is a real shame that Jamie will not take part in this series," said Lions head coach Andy Flower.

    "He was starting to really hit his straps on this section of the tour."

  18. Player feared death in gun attack



    A footballer says he thought he was going to die when his team's bus was attacked by armed robbers in Nigeria.

    Ifeanyi Anaemena was travelling with Nigerian Premier League champions Enyimba to a pre-season tournament when the attack happened.

    "I almost gave up, I thought I was going to be shot," the defender, 23, told BBC World Service's Sport Today.

    Players and officials were robbed of their valuables, including phones, passports and cash.

  19. Big Sam wants 'big-game mentality'


    Sam Allardyce

    Sunderland face relegation rivals Bournemouth on Saturday in a game which could be crucial to the top flight survival chances of both teams.

    The Black Cats, who are second-from-bottom of the Premier League, are six points behind the Cherries, who are 15th.

    "Our big-game mentality will come into play again when we face Bournemouth; it was like that against Aston Villa and Swansea City so we hope we can keep that mentality going," Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce told the club's website.

    "When we've needed that result we've pulled it off and we certainly need that next week against a team that is in and around us. We need to make sure we've caught up points on Bournemouth by the end of next Saturday."

  20. Groth to harness 'rowdy' crowd


    Sam Groth

    Big-serving Australian Sam Groth anticipates the backing of a "rowdy" Melbourne crowd as he prepares to face Andy Murray in the second round of the Australian Open.

    Groth, who has the fastest serve in world tennis, tackles Murray in the early hours of Thursday morning.

    "I'm hoping his wife goes into labour in the next 24 hours and he ducks back home!" Groth told BBC Scotland.

    "I'll be ready to go, I've got nothing to lose and the crowd behind me."