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By Elizabeth Hudson and Michael Emons

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  1. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Arsenal v Watford (Sunday, 13:30 GMT)

    So what is Arsene Wenger expecting from FA Cup opponents Watford? 

    "They are very solid defensively and when you imagine Watford, you think of a team that is very strong and the basis of their game is based on efficiency," says Wenger.

    "They wait for the right moment to be dangerous and they have a good understanding between the two strikers. The quality of our centre-halves will be important on Sunday."

  2. Benitez confirmed as Newcastle manager


  3. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Arsenal v Watford (Sunday, 13:30 GMT)

    With Leicester and Tottenham out of the FA Cup, Arsenal, third in the Premier League, are the highest placed team left in the competition. So that makes them favourites, right? Maybe not.

    "If you look at the other teams that are still in the competition you would say three or four other teams (are favourites) as well," says Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

    "We have a chance like anyone else and we want to play as hard as possible to give us a chance of being successful."

  4. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Arsenal v Watford (Sunday, 13:30 GMT)

    It's like a conveyor belt of managers' news conferences today. And the next one is Arsenal's Arsene Wenger.

    His side have won the FA Cup in both the last two years so can they do the same this year?

    "Our record shows we try to do well. Everyone tries to do well in the FA Cup," says Wenger, whose side face Watford in the cup quarter-finals on Sunday.   

    "Is it the best chance to win a trophy this season? It is too early to say." 

    Arsene Wenger
  5. Benitez confirmed as Newcastle manager


    Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley added: "I am very pleased to welcome Rafa Benitez to the club. In Rafa we have, without doubt, secured the services of one of Europe's top managers.

    "He has managed some of the most successful teams at the very highest level of the game and we are proud to now have him as our manager.

    "Our sole focus now is to give our full support to Rafa, his coaching team and the players in order to secure our status in the Premier League."

    Rafael Benitez
  6. Benitez confirmed as Newcastle manager


    The former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager went on: "All of us must push together in the same direction and with the same target in mind. This is the reason why I'm going to ask for your total support to successfully complete this task.

    "Personally, it means my return to the Premier League, closer to my home and my family. I can't be happier.

    "C'mon Toon Army! The club and I need your total involvement!"

    Rafael Benitez
  7. Benitez confirmed as Newcastle manager


    The 55-year-old Spaniard has joined the club on an initial three-year deal.  

    "I have the pleasure to confirm I have committed to a legendary English club, with the massive challenge of remaining part of the Premier League," he said.

    "It will be a challenge not just for me and my staff but for the players, the club and the fans."

  8. BreakingBenitez confirmed at Newcastle


    Rafael Benitez is confirmed as Newcastle's new manager.

    Rafael Benitez
  9. McClaren sacked by Newcastle


    Rafael Benitez has arrived at Newcastle to discuss taking over from Steve McClaren at St James's Park.

    Newcastle are in the bottom three in the Premier League and have their lowest ever points tally at this stage in a Premier League season.

    They have 10 games to save themselves from relegation.

    Newcastle's lowest points tallies in the Premier League
  10. World Twenty20 latest


    There could be good news on the horizon for the Irish cricket team...follow the latest here.

    Ireland need to win their game against Bangladesh to have any chance of reaching the Super 10 stage.

  11. Pakistan to travel to World Twenty20


    Pakistan will travel to the World Twenty20 in India after being given security assurances.

    "The interior minister has given permission to send the Pakistan cricket team to play the Twenty20 on the basis of solid assurances received from chief minister of West Bengal and the...union home secretary and the home minister [in India]," PCB executive committee chairman Najam Sethi told reporters.

    Pakistan had earlier said its men's and women's cricket teams would travel to India only after New Delhi gave a public guarantee on the safety of its players. 

    The men's team's first game will be at Kolkata next Wednesday against a qualifier before facing India at the same venue three days later.

  12. Manchester United respond to chanting


    Manchester United have responded to the chants from their fans regarding the Hillsborough disaster at last night's Europa League tie with Liverpool at Anfield.

    "It has always been the position of Manchester United that chants of this nature, which refer to historical tragedies, have no place in the game and do not reflect the values the Club holds," said a statement.  

    "We are in discussion with our fans’ groups to seek their support in preventing this type of behaviour in the future.”

  13. Live racing from Sandown

    Horse racing

    Noel Fehily

    Live now on 5 live sports extra, you can hear coverage of Friday's Grand Military Gold Cup Day race meeting from Sandown.

    As well as the day's action, there will be a look ahead to next week's Cheltenham Festival. 

    Click here to access that commentary and results from across the UK.

  14. IAAF meeting in Monaco


  15. Mansfield striker banned for urinating


    Mansfield Town's Adi Yussuf has been banned for five matches for urinating at the back of the stand while warming up during the League Two game against Plymouth Argyle last month. 

    The 23-year-old admitted the Football Association charge and was also fined £700 and was warned about his conduct. Manager Adam Murray said the club "did not, in any way, condone" the incident.

    Adi Yussuf

    An FA statement said: "Adi Yussuf has been suspended from all domestic club football for five first team competitive matches.

     "It follows a breach of FA Rule E3 by the Mansfield Town player in or around the 30th and 53rd minute of the league fixture against Plymouth Argyle on 13 February 2016."

  16. Chelsea news conference

    Everton v Chelsea (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

    In injury news, Hiddink says he will make a late decision on the availability of Diego Costa who has a hip problem.

    John Terry is in contention to play after training well over the past few days.

    Guus Hiddink consoles Diego Costa
  17. Chelsea news conference

    Everton v Chelsea (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

    Chelsea need to recover from their Champions League exit at the hands of Paris St Germain and manager Guus Hiddink is confident his side can do it and reach the FA Cup semi-finals.

    After they lost to Paris St Germain in the first leg, they came out and knocked Manchester City out of the domestic cup competition and the Dutchman hopes for a similar performance on Saturday.

    "We've had a difficult loss and we don’t have much time to recover physically and psychologically. It is always a setback and players have to respond," he said.

  18. Odemwingie makes loan move


  19. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Steve McClaren sacked by Newcastle

    Some more of your comments on the news that Newcastle have sacked boss Steve McClaren.

    Robbo: If I was Newcastle I'd bring in Steve Bruce. Local lad, less costly IF they get relegated & experience of bringing clubs back up.

    Alex Daws: Mclaren was never a good choice for Newcastle, bad with Derby in the Championship, whose idea was it to give him a promotion?

    Daniel Woodley: McClaren can have no complaints. Win percentage of around 20% after a net spend of £74m in less than a year deserves the sack

    Tweet us using #bbcsportsday or write on the Match of the Day Facebook page.

  20. Alex Neil news conference

    Norwich v Manchester City (Saturday, 12:45 GMT)

    "There's no reason why we can't get a result tomorrow," says an optimistic Norwich boss Alex Neil, whose side entertain Manchester City tomorrow.

    "We've done it before and we've always been in games."

    Norwich have only picked up four league points in 2016 and Neil added: "We're searching for a solution; it's just about trying to find that right mix to get us across the line."