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  2. Costa given extra match ban for Barry incident
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By Caroline Chapman and Richard Winton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Adios

    It's time for us to call it a day on Sportsday.

    We'll be back bright and early on Monday morning from 08:00 BST. 

  2. Here's to the weekend (of sport)

    What else could you possibly do with your weekend other than watch/listen/read the BBC's sports coverage?

    Highlights include the return of the Premier League, the World Figure Skating Championships and the conclusion of the ICC World Twenty20.  

    If you want to know what's on and where, click here. 

    West Indies celebrate
    Image caption: Party time
  3. Northants sign Sri Lanka all-rounder

    County cricket

    Seekkuge Prasanna

    Northants have signed Sri Lanka all-rounder Seekkuge Prasanna for this summer's T20 Blast. The 30-year-old, who bowls leg-spin, could play other forms of the game as well.

    "He's an exciting cricketer with plenty of experience and good stats, and having him for the whole T20 Blast campaign is obviously a big plus for us," said head coach David Ripley.

  4. Congrats, David

    Football

    Smile, David. 

  5. Man Utd 'in running for Lazio midfield fire sale'

    Football Gossip

    A summer clearout at Lazio could see midfield trio Lucas Biglia, Felipe Anderson and Antonio Candreva on their way out of the club, with Manchester United's name reportedly in the frame, according to Caughtoffside.com

    Antonio Candreva, Lucas Biglia and Felipe Anderson
    Image caption: Antonio Candreva, Lucas Biglia and Felipe Anderson
  6. Video content

    Video caption: World Twenty20 2016: England ready for West Indies - Joe Root

    England batsman Joe Root says his side have developed confidence along the way as they prepare to face the team to lost to in their opening match, the West Indies.

  7. Are we nearly there yet?

    Barnsley v Oxford - Johnstone's Paint Trophy final (Sun, 14:30 BST)

    Barnsley and Oxford are on their way to the national stadium this weekend for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final.

    What is U's boss Michael Appleton most excited about?

    "Part of the experience of a showcase final is the bus ride into Wembley," he said.

    "It's something the players wanted and it was just something they wanted to make it feel as normal as it could possibly be."

    Who's up for a game of I-spy? 

    Oxford
  8. Start of something special at Essex - Gooch

    Cricket

    Graham Gooch Essex

    Essex's new head coach Chris Silverwood can bring success back to the club after years of "flat-lining", according to ex-opening batsman Graham Gooch. 

    The county has not won any silverware since 2008 when they won the One-Day Cup and Division Two of the Pro40. 

    "He's a very balanced guy, he's passionate about leading Essex into a new era," former England opener Gooch told BBC Look East. 

    "I'm confident he can start something special for Essex."

  9. On this day

    Football

    A cautionary tale about putting too much faith in statistics to predict the future now...

    On this day in 2003, Francis Jeffers scored his 13th goal in as many England Under-21s appearances - equalling a record set by Alan Shearer.

    Needless to say, Jeffers was not the next Shearer.

    Francis Jeffers
    Image caption: Jeffers scoring against Turkey for England Under-21s. April 1, 2003.
  10. Man Utd news conference

    Manchester United v Everton (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Louis van Gaal has also responded, albeit fleetingly, to Sir Alex Ferguson's suggestion that the Manchester United fans need to show patience. "He is right. I cannot deny that," said the Dutchman.

    "When you have to succeed a man like Ferguson, the expectations are very high. But his first four years. That is a good example. 

    "You cannot change a team in one year. It is a process, Many times I was laughed at for saying it but it is like that. We are capable of being in top three, We believe in that. We can win the FA Cup. We have a lot to fight for."

  11. Man Utd news conference

    Manchester United v Everton (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Luke Shaw

    In better news on the injury front, Louis van Gaal confirmed that Luke Shaw will return to training next week. The left-back has recovered from the broken leg in the Champions League defeat in Eindhoven in September but remains unlikely to play again this season.

    "Luke shall start the first training sessioins on the pitch next week," the manager said. "Now he can train with his bodyweight on the pitch. But it is very difficult to play in the final of the FA Cup."

  12. Man Utd news conference

    Manchester United v Everton (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Bastian Schweinsteiger will find it tough to be fit for Euro 2016 after being injured in training ahead of Germany's friendly defeat to England.

    "Bastian has a tragic injury," he said of the midfielder's knee problem. "The expectations are not so good in relation to Euros. He has to work hard for it. He wants to play and I hope he can reach that. It shall be difficult."

  13. Bernie can't get no satisfaction

    Formula 1

    Mick Jagger

    You can always rely on F1 mogul Bernie Ecclestone to come up with an entertaining quote.

    The 85-year-old has likened the sport to a rock concert at which the band turned up but could not perform.  

    "We are not putting on a very good show," he said, in the build-up to Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix. "Imagine if people turned up to watch the Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger couldn't sing and the others couldn't play their instruments."

    Err..quite. Here's the rest of his interview with BBC Sport. 

  14. Video content

    Video caption: Football Focus: Liam Ridgewell on Beards, tattoos & life in Portland
  15. Test of knowledge

    Football

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    Earlier on we asked you the name the four players - other than Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez - to have scored more than once for Leicester this season.

    The answers? Danny Drinkwater, Robert Huth, Shinji Okazaki and Leonardo Ulloa.

  16. Man City to finish fourth?

    Football

    The more observant among you will have noticed that our vote is now closed, with 28% of you suggesting that Manchester City will claim fourth place in the Premier League. A further 25% opt for West Ham and 21% for Manchester United. 

    Interestingly 2% of those who voted believe a team from outside the current top nine will finish fourth. Chelsea, perhaps?

    Manchester City
    Image caption: Yay, fourth place. Yay!
  17. Anything to add, Louis?

    Football

    So Angel di Maria tells Football Focus he was never able to settle at Manchester United....

    Wonder if Louis van Gaal has heard the Argentina forward's comments?

    We'll hear from the Man Utd manager's news conference shortly, ahead of Sunday's game against Everton. 

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    Video caption: Man Utd: I was played out of position- Angel Di Maria
  19. Watch Anthony Joshua prepare for a fight

    Boxing

    The most laid-back heavyweight in history? Anthony Joshua has a strong claim for that particular moniker. 

    Unfortunately for his opponents he's not half as relaxed in the ring. 

    BBC Three has had exclusive access to the British champion in the run-up to a big fight and it's well worth a watch to see how he's handling the pressure of being the golden boy of the big man's division.

    Joshua fights American southpaw Charles Martin for the IBF heavyweight title on Saturday, 9 April.

    Anthony Joshua