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Summary

  1. Liverpool to sign midfielder / defender Joel Matip at end of season
  2. Qatar 2022 World Cup 'could be moved', says FA chairman Dyke
  3. Aston Villa's Lescott apologises for 'pocket' car tweet
  4. Get involved: #bbcsportsday

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By Steve Canavan and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Over and out

    And that is all from us.

    Thanks for joining in with today's debate and here's the good news ... we'll be back tomorrow with more of the same.

    Sportsday returns at 08:00 GMT on Tuesday. See you then.

  2. Attempts to rig a game

    Football

    The Dutch football association has confirmed for the first time that a match-fixer attempted to rig a game in the country's top flight league, the Eredivisie.

    In a statement which has just been released to the media, it says its integrity unit established that Willem II Tilburg midfielder Ibrahim Kargbo organized with Singaporean match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal for Willem II to lose to FC Utrecht on Aug. 9, 2009.

    The association's operational director, Gijs de Jong, says that Dutch football, has "officially lost its innocence".

  3. Do as Roy says

    Football

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    Video caption: Roy Keane gives advice to school children

    Want to see Ex Manchester United & Republic of Ireland captain Roy Keane urging school children to get involved in and enjoy sport? Well, by jove you can.

    The ex-Manchester United and Republic of Ireland captain - known for his fiercely competitive play during his career - told the kids they could take part in a range of sports, but it was imperative for them to "enjoy it". 

  4. indefinite suspension

    Football

    Serge Aurier

    Paris St-Germain right-back Serge Aurier has been suspended indefinitely after appearing to use homophobic language to insult coach Laurent Blanc.

    The Ivorian, 23, was also shown calling team-mate Angel di Maria a "clown" as he answered questions from fans on social media app Periscope.

    PSG play Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday.

    Aurier later apologised saying: "What I did was really stupid and inexcusable. I really regret what happened."

  5. Cup final ticket price lowered

    Football

    Arsenal

    The Football Association has reacted to the storm over ticket prices by reducing the cost of attending the FA Cup final and semi-finals.

    Following five pound cuts across the board, tickets for the 21 May Wembley showpiece will start at £45, excluding concessions, and semi-final tickets will begin at £30.

    A statement from the FA read: "So far, this season's competition has seen attendances close to two million and £13m distributed to clubs across the football pyramid.

    "The FA is in a good financial position and lowering the cost of these showpiece matches is in recognition of the strong, continued commitment from fans supporting the world's original cup competition."

  6. Death of former Russian anti-doping head

    Athletics

    Russia

    The former head of Russia's anti-doping agency Rusada has died, the organisation says.

    Nikita Kamaev's death comes two months after he resigned his post following a doping scandal in Russian athletics.

    Rusada said the cause of death was "a massive heart attack".

    Russia was suspended from international athletics last November. The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) accused Russian athletics of state-backed doping, corruption and extortion.

  7. Vote results are in

    Was Lionel Messi's penalty a great piece of skill or disrespectful?

    You have voted in your thousands and you, the Sportsday public, have come to the clear decision that Lionel Messi's penalty, where he passed to Luis Suarez who then scored, was a piece of great skill and should be applauded.

    Thanks to everyone for voting.

    Messi vote
  8. Can anyone stop Juve?

    Football

    Juve

    Juventus are top of Serie A after winning 15 successive games.

    The latest victory came against previous leaders Napoli, Simone Zaza's late strike earning the points in a 1-0 win.

    Napoli had looked set to maintain their two-point lead until substitute Zaza's deflected 18-yard shot flew past away keeper Pepe Reina.

    Defending champions Juve are bidding for a fifth straight Scudetto.

  9. It's all in the head...

    Football

    Diouf

    An early contender for quote of the season.

    Stoke frontman Mame Diouf, explaining how he was able to play in defence during the weekend win over Bournemouth.

    "I take out all the striker things out of my head and put in the right-back things," he tells the Stoke Sentinel.

    Ah, we were wondering how he did it...

  10. Windies clinch it

    Cricket

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    Video caption: U19s Cricket World Cup: West Indies beat India to their first title

    Watch West Indies beat India by five wickets in Bangladesh to seal the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the first time.

  11. In the medals

    Sailing

    GB

    Great Britain's Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign have claimed a bronze medal in the 49er class at the World Championships in the USA.

    The world number six pair went into the final race of the series in sixth place but victory saw them beat their previous best of fourth place in the 2013 event. 

  12. 'Embracing clean athletes'

    Swimming

    The world's best swimmers will face up to seven anti-doping tests in the run up to August's Rio Olympics.

    The International Swimming Federation (Fina) will oversee the initiative after critics said it had not done enough to fight doping.

    The testing will mainly be done by leading national anti-doping agencies.

    "Fina deserves a lot of credit for embracing the voice of clean athletes," said United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) boss Travis Tygart.

  13. World champs at the double?

    Boxing

    Anthony Joshua

    Britain, with a bit of luck, could soon have two world heavyweight champions.

    It has been announced that Anthony Joshua will fight reigning champ Charles Martin for the IBF world heavyweight title at London's O2 Arena on 9 April.

    American Martin, 29, has won 23 and drawn one of his 24 fights and beat Vyacheslav Glazkov for the vacant IBF belt in January. Joshua, 26, most recently beat Dillian Whyte with a seventh-round knockout to claim the British heavyweight title.

    Fellow Brit Tyson Fury holds the WBA and WBO belts and is set to face Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch in May or June.

  14. On this day...

    Cricket

    Geoff Boycott in 1978

    1978: England, captained by Geoff Boycott, were dismissed for 64 as they suffered their first defeat by New Zealand.

  15. O'Sullivan turns down 'too cheap' 147

    Snooker

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    Video caption: O'Sullivan turns down 147 chance

    We told you about Ronnie O'Sullivan turning down the chance of a maximum 147 break at the Welsh Open, saying the £10,000 prize is "too cheap".

    Well, you can watch the incident by clicking on this video.

  16. No charge

    Football

    Pellegrini

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini will not face action from the Football Association over his comments about referee Mark Clattenburg.

    Pellegrini expressed his frustration with Clattenburg after City's 2-1 defeat to Tottenham.

    Pellegrini told the BBC after the game: "It was a penalty that Clattenburg wanted to sign for and he gave the sign. It was absolutely the wrong decision." 

  17. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    Messi's penalty: Great skill or disrespectful?

    Steven: Not disrespectful, just players having fun on the pitch. If you don't like it, stop them winning.

    Carl: It's really not much difference between the Henry/Pires attempt for Arsenal except the fact Suarez scored. Cheeky, yet genius.

    Jack Hayes: Messi/ Suarez penalty is 1) illegal as Suarez encroaches and 2) not genius at all as its been done and isn't difficult.

    Have you voted on the issue? If not, what is keeping you. Vote at the top of this page now.

  18. Pogba deal on?

    Football gossip

    Pogba

    The Mirror claims Manchester City's chances of signing Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, have been boosted after financial restrictions forced Barcelona to pull out of an £85m deal to sign the France international.

  19. Platini to 'fight against injustice'

    Michel Platini

    Michel Platini says that he is fighting not for his future but "against injustice" after arriving at his appeal hearing on Monday.

    Platini, 60, was banned for eight years by the world governing body's ethics committee in December, as was president Sepp Blatter. 

    Platini to 'fight against injustice'

    Michel Platini

    Michel Platini says that he is fighting not for his future but "against injustice" after arriving at his appeal hearing on Monday.

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  20. Man City Women sign defender Campbell

    Football

    Megan Campbell

    Manchester City Women have signed Republic of Ireland defender Megan Campbell. 

    The 22-year-old has spent the past three years playing for Florida State University on a sports scholarship.

    Campbell, who has won 33 international caps, is City's fourth addition for the forthcoming season.