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Summary

  1. Nine FA Cup news conferences
  2. Keep FA Cup replays - Wenger
  3. Partick Thistle v Aberdeen (19:45 GMT)
  4. GET INVOLVED What now for Man Utd? #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Elizabeth Hudson and Richard Winton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Sportsday Live

    That's it for Sportsday Live for Friday.It will be back again at 08:00 GMT on Monday.

    You can follow the latest from England's T20 international against South Africa here.

    And don't forget that the fifth round of the FA Cup takes centre stage this weekend. You can find out all of the details of what's on and when here.

    Until Monday, have a good weekend.

  2. Lawro’s FA Cup predictions

    Bournemouth v Everton (Sat, 17:15 GMT)

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC football expert

    Romelu Lukaku

    Both teams lost at home in the Premier League last weekend, with Everton edged out by West Brom and Bournemouth being completely unhinged by Stoke.

    I'm going to go for a result which I think neither side will want, which is a draw and a replay.

    Read all of Lawro’s FA Cup predictions here.

  3. Video content

    Video caption: Is Romanian football making 'slaves' of players?
  4. Wilkin keen for Super League sides to impress

    Rugby League

    St Helens captain Jon Wilkin says Super League teams must show they can compete with their National Rugby League counterparts in this weekend's World Club Series.

    Three sides from each competition will face each other in consecutive days, starting with Saints against Sydney Roosters on Friday before Saturday's clash between Wigan and Brisbane Broncos.

    Sunday's showpiece fixture is Grand Final winners Leeds and NRL champions North Queensland Cowboys in the World Club Challenge, a game Saints lost 39-0 to South Sydney Rabbitohs last year.

    "We need to show our competition still has got merits and show young guys they should want to stay and play in our competition," said Wilkin.

    South Sydney celebrate last year's win

    There will be commentary of all three World Club Series games on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and on BBC local radio via the BBC Sport website and app, plus live text commentary online.  

  5. Lawro’s FA Cup predictions

    Watford v Leeds (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC football expert

    Quique Sanchez Flores

    Watford got a really good win at Crystal Palace last time out and their form has really picked up again since they lost four in a row at the turn of the year.

    Leeds are doing OK in the Championship, but again are nowhere near promotion.

    There will be a lot of Leeds fans at Vicarage Road and there should be a great atmosphere, but I am backing the Hornets to go through.

    Read all of Lawro’s FA Cup predictions here.

  6. Smith now facing fight for life

    Cycling

    Paralympian David Smith tells BBC Sport that he has been forced to give up on his dream to compete at the Rio Games because he needs further surgery on a spinal tumour.

    The 37-year-old Briton won gold at London 2012 but his hopes of being part of the Para-cycling squad are over and he says he may now be fighting for his life instead. 

  7. O'Sullivan thrashes Selby

    Snooker

    Ronnie O'Sullivan thrashed world number one Mark Selby 5-1 in his Welsh Open quarter-final, and insisted he had been trying for a 147 when an opportunity arose.

    O'Sullivan turned down the chance to make a 147 break in the first round because the £10,000 prize money was "too cheap", making 146 after choosing the pink over a black.

    He then watched on Friday as China’s Ding Junhui made a maximum in his defeat by Neil Robertson.

    "I thought 'he's let the lads down, hasn't he?' O'Sullivan joked when asked about Ding's maximum. "Ding got it, fantastic, at least they've had a 147 this week - and a 146. But I was going for it. There's obviously pressure and I twitched on the black."

    Ronnie O'Sullivan
  8. Pendleton 'annoyed' after Fakenham tumble

    Horse Racing

    Double Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton was uninjured after being unseated from Pacha Du Polder at Fakenham in her first ride under Rules.

    She has told the Racing Post: "I'm okay, just annoyed. I didn't have a chance to stay on. The horse in front jumped a bit squiffy and I went out the side door."  

    Victoria Pendleton
  9. Lawro’s FA Cup predictions

    Reading v West Brom (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC football expert

    Darren Fletcher

    Reading are not going to get promoted out of the Championship and, despite only one win in their last nine league games, they do not look like they will get relegated either.  

    West Brom ended their own poor run with a battling win against Everton at Goodison Park last weekend.

    I am sure Baggies boss Tony Pulis will juggle his squad to some extent but I don't think a cup run will damage their survival prospects, because I don't think they are going down anyway.

    Read all of Lawro’s FA Cup predictions here.

  10. Pendleton unseated at Fakenham

    Horse Racing

    Double Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton was unseated from her mount Pacha Du Polder in her latest ride at Fakenham on Friday.

    Pendleton was odds-on to win her first race as an amateur jockey but came to grief early on in the Foxhunters Chase when her mount appeared to be knocked by the falling Baltic Blue.

    She is aiming to ride the horse, trained by Paul Nicholls, in the Foxhunters Chase on Gold Cup day at Cheltenham.

  11. Partick v Aberdeen postponed

    Football

    We told you earlier that Aberdeen were going to face Partick Thistle on Friday evening in the Scottish Premiership.

    But we've just been informed that the game is off after a pitch inspection.

  12. Lawro’s FA Cup predictions

    Arsenal v Hull City (Sat, 12:45 GMT)

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC football expert

    Danny Welbeck

    This is the third year in a row that Arsenal have played Hull in the FA Cup, and a repeat of the 2014 final, and I think it will also be the third year in a row that the Gunners end up on top. 

    It is an attractive tie for Hull, but they are top of the Championship and promotion is their priority - they can see the pot of gold. So I am not sure what kind of team Tigers boss Steve Bruce will pick, because he will not want a replay.

    I don't see the manner of that win as being a turning point in the season because I was backing Arsene Wenger's side to win the title anyway, but it will definitely boost their belief that they can do it.

    Read all of Lawro’s FA Cup predictions here.

  13. Team news

    Partick Thistle v Aberdeen (19:45 GMT)

    Aberdeen v Partick Thistle

    Aberdeen face Partick Thistle on Friday knowing that victory would move them level with Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership, albeit having played two games move.

    Winger Jonny Hayes will be absent for up to four weeks out with a hamstring tear but midfielder Ryan Jack is available again after recovering from a similar injury.

    Thistle are without full-back Mustapha Dumbuya because of an ankle injury but recent signings Antonio German and Aidan Nesbitt could make their debuts.

  14. Get Involved - what now for Man Utd?

    #bbcsportsday

    Shane Daly: Giggs will not be successful. Everyone said Roy Keane was the man do do it, we all knew he wasn't. Get a thoroughbred in.    

    Russell Anderson: Hilarious that Man U fans think they're getting Poch. Why would anyone leave Spurs for Man U now? Your glory days are over.

    Jonathan Atkinson: Van Gaal to stay till next season otherwise Man United are going to look like the worlds worst employers. Jose not the answer.

  15. South Africa v England

    First Twenty20 International

    England, who have selected what they think is their strongest team, will be batting first after South Africa won the toss in Cape Town.

    The hosts' Quinton de Kock has a "slight niggle" and so he misses out, with AB de Villiers taking the wicketkeeping gloves.

    England: Hales, Roy, Root, Morgan, Stokes, Buttler, Moeen, Jordan, Rashid, Willey, Topley.

    South Africa: Amla, De Villiers, Du Plessis, Duminy, Rossouw, Miller, Wiese, Morris, Abbott, Rabada, Tahir.

    Follow live text and radio commentary here

  16. Get your sliding fix

    Skeleton

    If winter sports is your thing, you can watch the latest action from the men's third and fourth runs at the Skeleton World Championships here.

    Dom Parsons and David Swift are both in action for GB with Parsons in 10th after three runs and Swift 17th.

  17. Saints aim to start World Club Series with a win

    Rugby League

    Joe Burgess

    St Helens centre Mark Percival will miss Friday's World Club Series opener against the Sydney Roosters with a long-term knee injury.

    Travis Burns and Dominique Peyroux come into the squad.

    Ex-Wigan winger Joe Burgess is in line to make his debut for the Australians while former Scotland hooker Ian Henderson could make his Roosters return after leaving Super League side Catalans.

    There will be commentary of Friday's game on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and BBC local radio via the BBC Sport website and app, plus live text commentary online.  

  18. Not here to see Man Utd?

    Shrewsbury Town v Manchester United (Mon, 19:45 GMT)

    Oh dear...

  19. FA Cup test of knowledge

    Football

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    Earlier on we asked you the name the six teams who have won the FA Cup once since 1980. 

    The answer? Wigan Athletic, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Wimbledon, Coventry City and West Ham Utd.