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Steve Canavan and Emlyn Begley

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  1. Leicester v Newcastle

    Kick-off 20:00 GMT

    Rafael Benitez

    It is Rafa Benitez's first game in charge since taking over as Newcastle boss, and it is arguably the toughest game of the season, heading to the King Power Stadium to face league leaders Leicester. 

    The Newcastle Chronicle spell out exactly what Rafa's top priority must be for United to ensure their survival. Read that here.

  2. Here we go again...


    National League side Southport make their seventh managerial change in 34 months as  Dino Maamria hands in his resignation. 

  3. Benitez - good choice or not?


    Christian Eshiet: I think Rafa has got what it takes. He will deliver.

    Paul Skinback: Seems a stupid appointment. If they go down he has a release clause and probably gets his contract paid out.

    Lawrence Egun: Rafa would succeed because he's a top top coach. I was surprised he actually signed for Newcastle before I heard of the bonus and clause.

  4. Leicester v Newcastle

    Kick-off 20:00 GMT

    Jamaal Lascelles

    If Leicester win the Premier League this season, then there will only one place to be for the best party in town.

    Jamie Vardy is in the form of his life, scoring goals for fun for his club and barring injury guaranteeing himself a place in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2016 England squad.

    But with Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini a doubt with a calf problem, it may be a job for Steven Taylor and Jamaal Lascelles to keep the Leicester star quiet. A tough ask.

    You can follow tonight's game on the BBC by listening to 5 live commentary and following live text updates right here from 19:00 GMT.

  5. Leicester v Newcastle

    Kick-off 20:00 GMT

    Claudio Ranieri and Jamie Vardy

    Leicester have won the previous two meetings between the two sides, both by 3-0 scorelines, but have not done a league double over Newcastle since 1974-75, despite being in the same division for 24 of those years.

    You can follow tonight's game on the BBC by listening to 5 live commentary and following live text updates right here from 19:00 GMT.

  6. Vote closed

    We asked you what the best bit of fielding was in the ICC World T20 so far.

    You said...

    Oman's Zeeshan Maqsood's miracle catch against Ireland was number one with 41% of the vote. 

    Gary Wilson's superb stop on the boundary for Ireland to save a six from Oman (34%) was second.

    Netherlands' Pieter Seelaar's stunning take against Ireland was third with 17%.

    And Sikandar Raza of Zimbabwe's diving effort against Scotland got 8%.

  7. 'Not the time to talk about Mahrez transfer rumours'

    Leicester v Newcastle (20:00 GMT)

    BBC World Service

    Riyad Mahrez
    Image caption: Riyad Mahrez was recently presented with the Sportsman of the Year Award at the Asian Voice Political and Public Life awards

    Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez has been linked with Barcelona, Arsenal and Real Madrid but his agent has told BBC World Service that the Algerian is not being distracted by transfer speculation.

    "Today the only thing that matters to him is winning the title with Leicester and qualifying for the Champions League," says Kamel Bengougam.

    “He’s very happy. Since arriving at the club only good things have happened to him. He's played at the World Cup, he's moved up into the Premier League. Today, he's playing for the team at the top of the league in England. 

    “This is not the time to talk about that. It's the time to concentrate on finishing the season well. The transfer window will open after the season. Then we'll be able to see if these stories are true or false.

    “What's good with him is that he loves football. He doesn't like what goes on around football."

  8. Weird and wonderful title wins


    After PSG won the French title with eight games to go, we looked at some other notable title races.

    Read about the teams who went unbeaten all season without winning the league, the closest title race ever, last day drama and some unexpected champions.

    Galatasaray fans
  9. Sauber lose technical director

    Formula 1

    Sauber technical director Mark Smith has left the team days before the start of the new season.

    He only joined them in July but has "decided to go back to the UK for family reasons".

  10. Ibrahimovic likely to leave PSG


    "If they replace the Eiffel Tower with a statue of me, then I will stay."  

    But that quip aside, Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is likely to leave Paris St-Germain this summer after helping them clinch a fourth successive French title.

    The 34-year-old - the top scorer in PSG's history - told beIN Sports: "For the moment, I will not be at PSG next season. I still have a month and a half left here."

    Mind you, PSG's owners could probably afford to meet his demands...

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  11. 'Come on, Payet did not dive'



    West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has defended Dimitri Payet after the influential midfielder was accused of diving during Sunday's 1-1 FA Cup draw at Manchester United.

    Reds boss Louis van Gaal said: "Payet was, more or less, diving."

    Bilic responded: "Come on. If you have a screen, show me.... There is more than a contact. It is definitely not a dive.

    "Nobody in the world can say there wasn't a touch. Then if it was a touch, and it is more than a touch, it is a penalty."

  12. Wright saddened by Wenger criticism


    Arsenal legend Ian Wright says "it is tearing him apart" to see Arsene Wenger come under fire from Gunners fans.

    Wenger faces increasing criticism from some supporters angry with the club's poor form, with one banner urging him to end his 19-year reign as manager.

    The London club have slipped to third in the Premier League table and exited the FA Cup at the weekend.

    Wright told BBC Radio 5 live that he found it "very uncomfortable" to see Wenger being treated the way he is.

    "It is tearing me apart because I played for him and have a lot of respect for him," said Wright. "He gave me extra years on my career."

    Arsene Wenger and Ian Wright
  13. Carroll aiming big



    West Ham's Andy Carroll is dreaming of FA Cup glory, a top-four finish and an England recall in time for Euro 2016.

    "My run in the side hasn't been continuous, but it's still a dream to play for my country. It's something I want to do and I will never give up on it," said the striker.

    "I have great memories of Euro 2012 and would love to be there again

    "I have three things to aim (for) with the club pushing for top four, the FA Cup final and making the England squad."

  14. H keeps banging in the goals...


    The H in question, of course, being Harry Kane - whose two goals either side of the break eased Spurs to a comfortable victory at basement club Aston Villa. In case you thought he was talking about your man from Steps.

  15. Dodds blow

    Rugby league

    Warrington's Australian forward Mitchell Dodds is facing a six-month injury layoff but head coach Tony Smith is refusing to rule him out for the rest of the season.

    The 26-year-old former Brisbane Broncos front-rower broke both his tibia and fibula during the Wolves' 30-20 Super League win over Catalans Dragons in Perpignan on Saturday.

  16. Charged with 'dangerous contact'

    Rugby league

    Tinirau Arona

    Wakefield forward Tinirau Arona has been charged with making dangerous contact on St Helens winger Adam Swift during the Wildcats' 44-4 Super League defeat at Langtree Park.

    Swift was carried from the field on a stretcher following Arona's tackle, which occurred six minutes into last Friday's game and angered Saints coach Keiron Cunningham.

    St Helens have announced that Swift has suffered a lower leg injury and will be seeing a surgeon later, adding on their Twitter account: "KC (Cunningham) says it isn't a short term injury but no further updates at this time."

  17. Andy Reid

    Nottingham Forest midfielder Andy Reid joins the Championship club's coaching staff following Dougie Freedman's sacking.

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  18. Benitez - good choice or not?


    Stuart Benns: Benitez will 100% keep Newcastle up.Starting with at least a draw tonight. He'll get the players up for it. Might even win.

    David Airey: Whether people say that Rafa is a good appointment or not is irrelevant. He's the best we could hope for. "C'mon Toon Army".

    Sean Wilkinson:Should do just about enough to keep Newcastle up! He's a Champions league winner after all.

  19. 'He treats them like grown-ups'

    Rugby union


    Former England captain Will Carling has been on BBC Radio 5 live to discuss England's Six Nations success, and he reckons new coach Eddie Jones "deserves a lot of credit".

    "I think he's come in and treated the players as grown-ups," said Jones. "He's worked them a lot harder but I think they've also had some fun.

    "He talks about winning and it is about winning. He hasn't changed the personnel that much but he's changed the whole way that they approach the game, their training and playing for England.

    "It's not rocket science - I think they're enjoying it.”