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Tom Rostance and Alan Jewell

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  1. Farewell

    Thanks for your company on a day of reflection on a fine sporting weekend. Tune in to our live text commentary on Nottingham Forest v Brighton tonight and we shall see you all in the morning.

  2. Boxer Cox jailed for assaulting ex-girlfriend

    Boxer Jamie Cox has been jailed for 26 weeks after being found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

    The WBO European super-middleweight champion, 29, attacked Viktoria Gribovskaja at her home in Lambeth, south London, in July last year.

    Cox was found guilty of assault and harassment, violence to secure entry and criminal damage at a hearing last month.

    He was ordered to pay £1,105 in compensation to his victim and court costs, and given a restraining order barring him from contacting her indefinitely.

    Cox will be suspended from boxing for the duration of his sentence.  

    Jamie Cox
  3. Man charged with Super Bowl winner's murder

    American Football

    A shocking story from the United States where a man has been charged with murdering American football player Will Smith in New Orleans on Saturday night.

    The former New Orleans Saints defensive end - a Super Bowl winner in 2009 - was shot several times during an argument after a traffic accident in the city's Lower Garden District.

    Cardell Hayes, 29, has been charged with second-degree murder, New Orleans police said.

    Smith's wife, Racquel, was also shot in the incident and taken to hospital. The couple have three children.

    Will Smith
  4. Brighton look to close gap to top two


    Brighton celebrate

    Brighton will be aiming to move within one point of second-placed Middlesbrough when they travel to Nottingham Forest in Monday's Championship fixture (19:45 BST).

    Forest have been dropping down the table recently and sit 20th after just two wins in their past 10 matches.

    Brighton are without strikers Sam Baldock, who has a hamstring strain, and Bobby Zamora, who is not expected back from injury until Friday's visit of Fulham.

    Forest defenders Michael Mancienne and Kelvin Wilson are both fitness doubts, with Jack Hobbs already ruled out. Full-back Eric Lichaj is back from a ban, and striker Britt Assombalonga could be on the bench.

    Read the full preview here.

  5. World Snooker Championship qualifying latest


    The second of three qualifying rounds for the upcoming World Snooker Championship is ongoing with several big names in action.

    Former world number one Ding Junhui leads Ross Muir 8-2 and needs two more frames for victory.

    Peter Ebdon, champion in 2002, trails Gerard Greene 4-2, while 2006 winner Graeme Dott beat Noppon Saenkham 10-8.

    Ali Carter leads Cao Yupeng 6-3.

  6. Leicester 'is reality'


    Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is a signed up member of the Leicester fan club. Wonderful stuff!

  7. Post update

    What do you reckon to that reported shortlist Villa fans? Big Mick to get you up? Steve Bruce to leave Hull?...

  8. Villa draw up a shortlist


    Pat Murphy

    BBC Midlands football reporter

    "Aston Villa's football board plans to meet on Wednesday to formulate the next stage in the move to appoint a new manager.

    "Almost a fortnight after Remi Garde left the club,the board has a shortlist but next the respective claims of the candidates will be scrutinised by the four members together - chairman David Bernstein, Lord King, Adrian Bevington and former Villa player and chairman, Brian Little.

    Steve Bruce and Mick McCarthy
    Image caption: Could one of these men manage Aston Villa next?

    "I understand no one has been approached yet, but the leading candidates remain David Moyes, Nigel Pearson, Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy, Sean Dyche and Simon Grayson, who played twice for Little at Leicester and Villa.

    "All the favoured candidates fulfill the fundamental criteria - British and with experience of the Championship, although in the case of Moyes, that was more than a decade ago with Preston."

  9. Get Involved - Aston Villa's player of the year


    Richard Phillips: Has to be the groundsman, pitch has been brilliant!

    Shuvam Shuna: In my very honest opinion, I think Carles Gil is the only one who has showed some hunger and desire to perform. Rest abysmal.

    Ernie Barnhurst: Villa's player of the year? Anyone who was on the bench and didn't get a game.

  10. Duckett rolls on


    Northants opener Ben Duckett has had his charge halted by rain in Northampton.

    But for those of you wondering - here is where Duckett stands in Northamptonshire's list of highest scores:

    331* - Mike Hussey v Somerset - 2003

    329* - Mike Hussey v Essex - 2001

    322* - Mal Loye v Glamorgan - 1998

    319 - Chris Rogers v Gloucestershire - 2006

    310* - MIke Hussey v Gloucestershire- 2002

    303* - David Sales v Essex - 1999

    300 - Raman Subba Row v Surrey - 1958

    282* - Ben Duckett v Sussex - 2016

    277 - Rob White v Gloucestershire - 2002

    276 - David Sales v Nottinghamshire - 2000

    Follow the latest from day two of the County Championship season here.

  11. Tipuric to miss Wales' NZ tour

    Rugby union

    Chris Jones

    BBC rugby reporter

    Justin Tipuric

    Ospreys flanker Justin Tipuric will miss the rest of the season and Wales' tour of New Zealand this summer because of concussion.

    Tipuric was hurt in Wales' final Six Nations match against Italy last month.

    Following advice from specialists, he will take an extended rest period of three months. 

    Ospreys' medical performance manager Chris Towers said: "Justin is recovering well following the concussion suffered playing for Wales against Italy three weeks ago, but in the light of his symptoms the specialist advice is that it is in his best interests to take his time returning."

  12. 2015 qualifying format formally approved

    Formula 1

    BBC Sport chief F1 writer Andrew Benson confirms Formula 1 will revert to the 2015 qualifying format after formal approval was given by the F1 Commission and the FIA World Council.

    An elimination qualifying system was used at this season's first two races but met with widespread criticism.

    Jean Todt, president of governing body the FIA, and F1 commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone have now agreed a return to last season's format is "in the interests of the championship".

    The third race of the season is in China this weekend.

  13. Villa's player of the year?

    Football - #bbcsportsday

    After we asked for your nominations for Aston Villa's player of the year, a rogue selection here...

    Gary Timms: Crystal Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey got us 3 points. Which is 3 more than most.

    Wayne Hennessey
  14. Watson cited

    Rugby union

    England and Bath full-back Anthony Watson will appear before an RFU disciplinary panel tomorrow following his red card against Saracens earlier this month.

    He is charged with tackling Alex Goode in the air - which led to the sending off - while he has also been charged with allegedly using "offensive, inappropriate and unprofessional" language and behaviour towards the fourth official when leaving the field. 

    Anthony Watson
  15. Will Liverpool keep the Welsh Pirlo?


    Joe Allen

    Liverpool have not discussed a new contract with Wales midfielder Joe Allen, BBC Wales Sport understands.

    Allen, who joined Liverpool from Swansea City for £15m in August 2012, has 14 months left before his current deal expires.

    The 26-year-old has previously said he is playing for his long-term Anfield future.

    Liverpool rejected an enquiry from Swansea about re-signing their former player on loan in January.

    Allen has only started four Premier League games this season including Sunday's 4-1 win over Stoke City.

  16. Get Involved - who will be Villa's player of the year?


    Following Henry Winter's tweet, we want Villa fans to identify a player of the year for the club - if they can.

    George Smyly: It has to be Marc Albrighton.

    Tony Kibble: If they have any sense they will cancel it.

  17. Cook out for 105


    Alastair Cook

    Alastair Cook didn't last long after reaching his hundred for Essex, falling for 105 after being trapped lbw by Gloucestershire off-spinner Jack Taylor.

    The England Test captain shared a second-wicket stand of 222 with Tom Westley, who also scored a ton.

    At the time of Cook's dismissal on the second afternoon, Essex were 224-2 in reply to Gloucestershire's 262 all out.

    England's first Test match of the summer is against Sri Lanka at Headingley, starting on 19 May.

  18. Olympic stadium latest


    The Olympic Stadium

    Olympic stadium bosses have been ordered to reveal details of their deal with West Ham United over the club's use of the east London stadium.

    The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) fought a London Assembly ruling that the contract should be made public. The appeal has been rejected by a tribunal.

    West Ham are due to move to the Olympic stadium at the end of the season.

    The LLDC has the right to appeal against the latest decision.

    It has not yet made a comment on the tribunal outcome.

  19. Bojan wants strong Stoke finish


    Stoke forward Bojan Krkic says the Potters will be looking "to end the season in style" after being tonked 4-1 by Liverpool at Anfield.

    Mark Hughes' side face second-placed Tottenham next Monday, having slipped to ninth in the Premier League after Sunday's defeat.

  20. Cook reaches hundred in county opener


    England Test captain Alastair Cook has reached his hundred in Essex's County Championship Division Two season-opener against Gloucestershire.

    Cook is 103 not out in Chelmsford, having put on an unbeaten 220 with Tom Westley, who is on 104.

    Essex are 222-1, just 40 behind Gloucestershire's first-innings total.