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Aimee Lewis and Michael Emons

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  1. Back tomorrow

    We will be back tomorrow. Don't miss our live text commentary from tonight's Champions League football as Chelsea take on Paris St-Germain.

  2. 'The importance of fans speaking with one voice'


    Some reaction from the news we brought you earlier that Premier League tickets for away fans will cost no more than £30.

    Kevin Miles, chief executive of the Football Supporters’ Federation, said: "The FSF is delighted with the announcement of a £30 cap - the FSF has campaigned around the issue of ticket prices along with supporter groups around the country and we're very pleased the voice of fans has been listened to.

    "A maximum price of £30 for away tickets will save a lot of fans a lot of money, and for many will make the difference between attending away games or not.

    "We hope many clubs will also follow the example of Arsenal and reduce away ticket prices for their fans even further. The unanimous support of all top-flight clubs is welcome and shows the importance of fans speaking with one voice."

  3. Dortmund star to Man City?


    Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel admits he is unsure whether midfielder Ilkay Gundogan will stay at the club following reports linking him with Manchester City. 

    Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf has published a picture of Gundogan's uncle and agent, Ilhan Gundogan, apparently meeting with Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain in Amsterdam. 

    Tuchel, speaking at a press conference to preview his side's Europa League clash with Tottenham, said: "Am I convinced that he will stay? I don't really know. I can only say that once he has actually signed. I know what we can offer him and if that's enough for him to stay then so be it."

  4. 'Hamilton should chance stance on halo

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton has been urged to change his stance on the new 'halo' head protection device by former world champion John Surtees.

    Hamilton described the change as "too drastic" and the "worst-looking" modification in Formula 1 history.

    John Surtees' son Henry died during a Formula Two race in 2009 after being struck on the head by a stray tyre.

    "I suffered the tragedy of losing Henry which certainly could've been prevented by a development like this," he said.

    Lewis Hamilton
  5. Tonight's football

    Chelsea v Paris St-Germain (19:45 GMT)

  6. Champions League pain will help United


    Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says the pain of missing out on Champions League qualification will spur the team on in their Europa League tie against Liverpool. 

    “It was felt personally by us all the first time we didn't qualify for the Champions League,” he said.

    “We’ve still got a lot of games to play in the league, and we have another route in the Europa League to make sure that doesn’t happen again. We’re all striving forward and looking forward to make sure that doesn’t happen for a second time.”

    Chris Smalling
  7. Jurgen Klopp news conference

    Liverpool v Manchester United (Thursday, 20:05 GMT)

    Liverpool have been beaten in the last four matches they have played against Manchester United, but Jurgen Klopp thinks his side will provide a tougher test on Thursday.

    He says: "We are in a completely different situation (from the last game against Manchester United). We have more players available. We have to use this."

  8. Williams loses to Trump


    Former world champion Mark Williams has lost the opening round of the World Grand Prix in Llandudno on home soil to defending champion Judd Trump. 

    Williams lost 4-3 to world number five Trump in the last eight at Venue Cymru in 2015, but feels capable of revenge. 

  9. Jurgen Klopp news conference

    Liverpool v Manchester United (Thursday, 20:05 GMT)

    Liverpool versus Manchester United. It won't just be competitive on the pitch, well according to Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.

    The German says: "The fans can show that we can create a better atmosphere in the first leg than Manchester United in the second leg."

  10. Weather halts Paris-Nice race

    Road Cycling

    Stage three of cycling’s Paris-Nice race was called off due to snowy conditions 97km into the 168km stage between Cusset and Mont-Brouilly.  

    The French rider Alexis Vuillermoz, of the AG2R-Mondiale team, had crashed out of the race at 80km but race organisers had hoped to restart the stage further on, in Villié-Morgon, but that also proved impossible.

    ASO cycling director Christian Prudhomme said "The road was extremely slippery and the safety was no longer guaranteed. We are sorry. That's Paris-Nice. We promise we'll come back to Mont-Brouilly. It's a pity but the riders will start again tomorrow from Julienas."

  11. Jurgen Klopp news conference

    Liverpool v Manchester United (Thursday, 20:05 GMT)

    Now it is Jurgen Klopp's turn to face a question. He says: "Manchester United have won the last four but it means nothing. It would mean more if they had much more quality than us.

    "It's enough of a target to want to go through to the next round without thinking about the final.

    "I don't have a problem with Louis van Gaal but the last thing I want in this game is that he wins.

    "Games like this are the mother of all football games and that's what you want when you are young."

  12. Liverpool news conference

    Liverpool v Manchester United (Thursday, 20:05 GMT)

    Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is first to speak at the news conference.

    He says: "We've picked up a good bit of consistency in the league and we feel we could finish the season with something special.

    "We want to finish the season strong and this competition's a good chance for us to win a trophy.

    "Since I've been here I've not won against Manchester United and this is a good chance to put it right. You don't have to be local to realise the significance of this match. In the build-up to the match, you feel the importance."

  13. Liverpool news conference


    The inimitable Jurgen Klopp is speaking to the media ahead of Liverpool's Europa League tie against Manchester United and it's standing room only at Melwood. 

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  14. Wildcats chairman admits Smith issues

    Super League

    Brian Smith

    Wakefield Trinity Wildcats chairman Michael Carter has admitted he had a "frosty relationship since Christmas" with former coach Brian Smith.

    Smith, 61, left the club on Tuesday, just six months into a new contract and his former assistant Stuart Dickens will be in charge for Friday's game against St Helens.

    "Quitting is not an option for some of us and we have to live with the hand we were dealt," Carter told BBC Radio Leeds.

  15. Panesar joins Northants pre-season tour


    Monty Panesar

    Former England spinner Monty Panesar will travel with Northants on their pre-season trip to Barbados.

    The 33-year-old was released by Essex last summer after off-field "issues".

    "Monty's been undergoing shoulder rehabilitation with Barry our physio," said Northants captain Alex Wakely. "He's been toiling away with us and decided to pay his own way to come with us to Barbados and continue the rehab, so hopefully one day he can get to bowling fitness."

    Panesar joins Northants pre-season tour

    Monty Panesar

    Former England spinner Monty Panesar will travel with Northants on their pre-season trip to Barbados.

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  16. Mercedes boss Wolff cuts ties with Williams

    Formula 1

    Mercedes F1 head Toto Wolff has sold his remaining stake in the Williams Formula 1 team to US shareholder and healthcare executive Brad Hollinger.

    Hollinger had bought a 10% stake in the team from Wolff in two prior transactions, with the Austrian saying last year that his remaining shareholding accounted for "just short of 5%" of the former champions. 

    Team principal Frank Williams has a 52% stake and co-founder Patrick Head 10%.

  17. Kruis sees 'new England' against Wales

    Rugby Union

    George Kruis

    Second-row George Kruis has told fans to expect something big from "new England" on Saturday against Wales.

    "We're a new team almost," Kruis, 26, told BBC Radio 5 live.

    "There are a lot of the same players, but we have a lot of confidence about us, we've been training in different ways, and we have a lot more detail and clarity in our plans.

    "The coaches have come in from the start and told us exactly how we want to play."

    Kruis sees 'new England' against Wales

    George Kruis

    Second-row George Kruis tells fans to expect something big from "new England" against Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.

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  18. Back row rivals could decide outcome

    Billy Vunipola is tackled by Sam Warburton

    Wales captain Sam Warburton believes the outcome of the match with England could be decided by the rival number eights.

    The meeting of cousins Taulupe Faletau of Wales and England's Billy Vunipola is being touted as one of the key confrontations at Twickenham.

    Wales captain Warburton agrees with that assessment, saying: "If either has a very good game it's going to go a long way towards that team winning the match."

    Back row rivals 'could decide outcome'

    Billy Vunipola is tackled by Sam Warburton

    Wales captain Sam Warburton believes the outcome of the match with England could be decided by the rival number eights.

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  19. Spurs flying high

    Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham (Thursday, 18:00 GMT)

    Tottenham have a tricky-looking tie in Germany on Thursday as they meet Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

    Mousa Dembele (left), Michel Vorm (centre) and Toby Alderweireld are all in the Spurs squad currently heading to Germany.

    There will be live commentary on the BBC tomorrow. We will have first half commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra with the second half on BBC Radio 5 live.

  20. New boss for Swindon


    Williams has agreed a five-year contract with the side who are 13th in League One.