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Summary

  1. Six Premier League news conferences
  2. England & Scotland name Calcutta Cup XVs
  3. GET INVOLVED Your sporting embarrassments #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Elizabeth Hudson, Richard Winton and Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Sportsday Live

    That's it for Sportsday Live for Thursday but you only have to wait until 08:00 GMT on Friday for more.

    A final reminder that the Super League opener between Leeds and Warrington is on 5 Live Sports Extra from 19:30 GMT with the best of rugby union and American Football on 5 Live from 19:00.

    And in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy it's Fleetwood v Barnsley in the Northern Area final second leg with the sides tied at 1-1 after the first leg. You'll get the latest on that on the BBC Sport website.

  2. 5 live NFL

    American Football

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Ahead of Super Bowl 50, Darren Fletcher counts down the top 10 moments from the annual championship game of the NFL.  

    Listen live here from 21:00 GMT

  3. Six Nations preview

    Rugby union

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Six Nations

    Sonja McLaughlan presents a preview of the 2016 Six Nations Championship. Guests include Ryan Jones and Paul Grayson.  

    Listen live here from 19:00 GMT

  4. Can Leeds retain their title?

    Rugby League

    The 2016 Super League begins on Thursday night with last year's Grand Final winners, the Leeds Rhinos, up against Warrington Wolves in a game you can hear live on 5 Live Sports Extra from 19:30 GMT.

    Can the Rhinos, now without Kevin Sinfield, Kylie Leuluai and Jamie Peacock, do it all again this year or will the likes of Warrington, Wigan and St Helens challenge them?

    BBC Sport has the full lowdown on the season ahead and looks at the chances of all 12 clubs.

    Leeds celebrate their Grand Final success
  5. Cellino's 17 fear

    Football

    Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has a thing against the number 17.

    The Italian had all "17" seats at his former club Cagliari torn out and replaced with 16B, while Paddy Kenny apparently departed the club because of the fact his birthday is on 17 May.

    Now the programme for Saturday's match against Nottingham Forest (their 17th home match of the season) has been altered to suit his needs.

    Get ready for programme number 16b...

  6. Lazio fined for racist chants

    Football

    Lazio have been fined 50,000 euros (£38,250) after their match against Napoli on Wednesday was temporarily halted following racist chants.

    The Rome club will also have to close three sections of the Stadio Olimpico ground for their next two Serie A home games.

    The match was stopped for three mintues in the second half after some fans aimed racist chants at Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

  7. Live on Thursday

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  8. Test of knowledge

    Rugby Union

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    It's what you've been waiting for, the answer to Thursday's Question of Sport teaser.

    The question was: Name the seven men to have made 50 or more appearances in the Six Nations for one of the home nations since 2000?

    The answer: Brian O’Driscoll, Ronan O’Gara, John Hayes, Chris Paterson, Gethin Jenkins, Paul O’Connell and Stephen Jones.

  9. Hammers want Barca friendly

    Football

    According to the Independent, West Ham are in talks with Barcelona about the Spanish side being the first visitors to the Olympic Park.

    The Hammers have been in touch with several big European clubs about the game at their new 55,000-seater home on 3 August but their fans are keen to see the likes of Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez at the Stratford venue.

    Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez
  10. Liverpool sign Dutch striker

    Football

    Shanice van de Sanden

    Liverpool Ladies have signed of Dutch international striker Shanice van de Sanden.

    Van De Sanden, 23, arrives from FC Twente and will bolster the squad ahead of the upcoming FA Women’s Super League.

    “This is a great move for me," she said. "The league is among the best in Europe and I am really excited to be competing against such top quality players."

  11. Wilshere keen to get back to action

    Football

    Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere admits it has been difficult to stay positive in the face of his injuries.

    The 24-year-old was due back this month after being out with a broken leg but his return has been delayed until mid-March.

    Jack Wilshere

    "Sometimes it’s been difficult to stay positive, especially after the injuries that I’ve had which have been frustrating, but as the injury goes, you get closer to full fitness and you see the light at the end of the tunnel, then you start to think about coming back and getting involved in the team," he told the club website.

    “I’m back on the pitch and I’m just trying to build my fitness up because everyone knows how tough it is to play in the Premier League. I’m working on it and I’m slowly getting there."

  12. Reds fans angry at ticket prices

    Football

    The Liverpool Echo reports that Reds fans are being encouraged to hold a walkout at Anfield in protest at new ticket rices.

    Supporters group Spion Kop 1906 are calling for support for the action on 77 minutes of Saturday’s match between Liverpool and Sunderland.

    Liverpool fans at Anfield
  13. Anderson to miss Premier League opener

    Darts

    Defending Premier League champion Gary Anderson will miss the opening night of his defence in Leeds on Thursday after being diagnosed with a viral upper respiratory tract infection.

    The Flying Scotsman was due to take on Adrian 'Jackpot' Lewis in a repeat of last month's World final at Alexandra Palace.

    The night's programme will now see Michael van Gerwen face James Wade, debutant Michael Smith will play Peter Wright before later facing a second match against Lewis, Robert Thornton plays Dave Chisnall while Phil Taylor is up against Raymond van Barneveld.

    The competition runs over 16 weeks with the final at London's O2 on 19 May,.

    Gary Anderson
  14. Swansea news conference

    Swansea v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin confirmed that midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng will miss the game against Palace after suffering concussion in the draw against West Brom.  

    New signing Alberto Paloschi could start while Leroy Fer could also be involved after completing his loan switch from Queens Park Rangers.

    “I saw Leroy Fer play when he was with Norwich," said Guidolin. "I think he’s a player with quality but I need some time to get to know him. But maybe he can play a part on Saturday.”

    Leroy Fer
  15. Swansea news conference

    Swansea v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin has called on his players to stay focused after moving five points clear of the relegation zone thanks to seven points in three games.

    "It’s an important game for us, but I’m confident that we can get the points needed to be safe this season," he said.

    "We play well when we have control of the game but it is important to be aggressive when out of possession

    “It will be a difficult game against Palace. They are a good team and have a player I know well in (Emmanuel) Adebayor. We worked together in the first part of the season when I was at Monaco and he’s a good striker. He’s strong in the air and has good technique - a modern forward.”

    Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin
  16. 'My dream was to play for Scotland'

    Denver Broncos v Carolina Panthers (Sun, 23:30 GMT)

    Graham Gano

    Born in Dundee, grew up in Arbroath and now playing in the Superbowl. Meet Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano...

    Watch Superbowl 50 live on BBC Two, online and BBC Sport app, listen on BBC Radio 5 live and follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  17. Schumacher 'not good' - Di Montezemolo

    Formula 1

    Reuters report former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo saying that the health of seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher "is not good". 

    The German is still receiving intensive treatment at his home in Switzerland after suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident in France in December 2013. 

    "I have news and unfortunately it is not good," Montezemolo said, without giving any further details. "Life is strange. He was a fantastic driver and only had one accident with Ferrari in 1999."

    Michael Schumacher and Luca Di Montezemolo
  18. Get Involved - sporting embarrassments

    #bbcsportsday

    James Sharples: Disqualified in the 50m fly at Blackburn Schools Swimming Gala for finishing face first. Blood everywhere. Would've won too.   

    Peter Hatch: ref at my son's under-11s game forgot they'd turned around at half time and gave the entire back four offside.

  19. Super League Preview Show

    Rugby League

    Super League graphic

    The new Super League season starts later on Thursday so, to get you in the mood, why not watch this BBC Sport preview programme.

    And you can listen to commentary of the opening game between Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves with Dave Woods and Brian Noble from 19:30 GMT on 5 live Sports Extra.

  20. When pre-match routines go wrong

    Rugby Union

    Not a pre-match routine you will expect to find in the Six Nations' dressing rooms this weekend.

    A player for French rugby side Racing Club Cubzaguais broke his team-mates nose during a pre-match routine to hype each other up.

    You can watch the video here. But be warned, it is not for the squeamish.