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Summary

  1. Newcastle Utd v Manchester City (19:45 BST)
  2. Six Premier League news conferences
  3. GET INVOLVED #mysportaward

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By James Gheerbrant and Richard Winton

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Right, we've come to the end of another thrilling edition of Sportsday. Make sure you follow live text commentary of tonight's Premier League game between Newcastle and Manchester City on this very website. We'll see you tomorrow from 08:00 BST. Until then, sayonara.

Live Championship football

Burnley manager Sean Dyche
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There's a full programme of matches in the Championship tonight.

And there's just the small matter of a clash between the top two at Turf Moor...

And you can hear every twist and turn of Burnley v Middlesbrough on 5 live sports extra from 19:40 BST.

Aguero enjoys Toon outing

Newcastle v Man City (19:45)

Sergio Aguero
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  • City have scored 23 goals in their past six Premier League matches against Newcastle, who have managed just one in that time.
  • Sergio Aguero has scored 10 goals in just eight league appearances against Newcastle.
  • The Magpies are vying for back-to-back league wins for only the second time this season.
  • City have not conceded in any of their past three away matches in the league.

Fine form

Newcastle v Man City (19:45)

Newcastle v Man City
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Newcastle need the points - Pellegrini

Newcastle v Man City (19:45 BST)

Sergio Aguero
Reuters

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says three league defeats in a row this year - to Leicester, Tottenham and Liverpool - cost his side a shot at the title.

He wants a similar performance to the one that saw City beat Chelsea 3-0 on Saturday.

"I hope we can continue playing the same way we did last Saturday, being an aggressive team and trying to win from the beginning," said Pellegrini.

"If we continue playing that way it doesn't matter against who we play but we know we have a difficult game. They need all the points to try not to be relegated."

Coloccini and Janmaat miss out

Newcastle v Man City (19:45 BST)

Fabricio Coloccini
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Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini remains sidelined by a calf injury for Tuesday's visit of Manchester City.

Daryl Janmaat is also still unavailable because of groin and hand injuries.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and forward Raheem Sterling are in the squad and ready to return from injuries.

Kompany has missed six games with an ongoing calf issue, while Sterling has been out for five games with a groin problem.

City eyes on Madrid - Benitez

Newcastle v Man City (19:45 BST)

Rafa Benitez reckons Manchester City's players will have "one eye on the Champions League", and says his Newcastle side can take advantage.

City host Real Madrid in the last four next Tuesday.

"In the back of your head you are thinking about a semi-final or a final and if you are going to get an injury," said the Spaniard. "They are professionals and they will try to win but in the back of their mind they won't want to miss a game through injury."

Real Madrid
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Newcastle Utd v Manchester City (19:45 BST)

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Newcastle v Man City (19:45 BST)

Rafa Benitez and Manuel Pellegrini
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The Premier League keeps on rolling tonight with a 'Battle of the former Real Madrid managers' in the north east...

Can Rafa's Magpies build on Saturday's win over Swansea, or will Pellegrini's men further cement their place in the top four?

It's Newcastle United v Manchester City.

Five live Final Score has you covered - build up starts from 19:00 BST right here.

Hitler 'got the job done' - Ecclestone

Formula 1

Bernie Ecclestone
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Bernie Ecclestone has reportedly reiterated his previous contention that Adolf Hitler was a man who "got the job done". 

Speaking at an advertising conference... and the boss of Formula 1 was invited to distance himself from a claim made in an interview in 2009 and replied that his comments had been taken out of context before apparently repeating the statement.

The Week also report that Ecclestone said that Russian president Vladimir Putin should be running Europe.

Man Utd news conference

Man Utd v Crystal Palace (Wed, 20:00 BST)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

'Football manager wants to win football match' is not the most exciting headline - but that is where Manchester United are, and Louis van Gaal knows it.

With four points to make up on both Manchester City and Arsenal, there is no wriggle room for Van Gaal, even though the two clubs in his sights must still play each other.

It means - basically - United must win five league games, in addition to Saturday's win over Everton, starting with Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. As United's best winning run since Sir Alex Ferguson retired is six, it is not going to be easy.

Manchester United news conference

Man Utd v Crystal Palace (Wed, 20:00 BST)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Louis van Gaal is asked if Manchester United have to win every game until the end of the season in order to secure Champions League football.

He says: "I cannot predict. We have to win our own games. But our competitors are losing also, otherwise the competition is not like this. A lot are losing but we have to look for ourselves.

On the return from injury of defender Luke Shaw, he says: "He is very positive. He is doing great, I can't deny that. He is training on the pitch with physio, then he needs to train with the football coach. That has still not happened."

Norwich and Sunderland players and staff clash

Norwich City and Sunderland are charged by the FA for failing to control their players during Saturday's Premier League match.

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Manchester United news conference

Man Utd v Crystal Palace (Wed, 20:00 BST)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been facing the media ahead of Wednesday's Premier League encounter with Crystal Palace.

He said: "I always have an eye on the schedule. I have to look if the load is not an overload. I have done that all the season. I couldn't rotate because of injuries. 

"We have to win. We need to win. It is much more important to win this game than it is for Arsenal or City. They have a four-point gap. It is too important a game to rotate. We have to win. We can only give pressure by winning."

Aubameyang out with toe injury

Hertha BSC v Borussia Dortmund (Wed, 19:30 BST)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
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Bad news for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is out of Wednesday's German Cup semi-final with a painful-sounding injury.

The German club have confirmed that Aubameyang has suffered "bone splintering" in his right toe. No recovery date has yet been set for the Gabon international.

Double ton for Trott

Cricket

A magnificent moment for former England batsman Jonathan Trott, who has just brought up a double century.

Warwickshire's Trott has scored an unbeaten 204 against Middlesex to help his team reach 435-9 in reply to 452.

You can listen to live BBC local radio commentary of that, and all the other games ongoing in the County Championship, or follow our dedicated live text.

Kenya captain Mary Kinuthia and Kenya team manager Doreen Nabwire

Kenya women hope their historic Nations Cup qualification will change attitudes towards women's football in their country

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World Snooker 2016: Neil Robertson pots two reds at once
Neil Robertson makes an impressive double pot, after playing for a staggering 38 minutes without one.

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Jennifer Goody: Best sportsmanship - need to recognise those that may not be the best performing in their chosen sport but do their "thing" with dignity, integrity and good humour. No tantrums, bad manners or sleaze please.

San DK: Best Manager Not Give Enough Credit: John Carver

Lawro's predictions

Football

Carl Frampton
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This week, BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson is up against world champion boxer Carl Frampton (no, not in a ring) and Nobby Butcher, aka comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.

Find out how he got on here...

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Low gives Schweinsteiger Euros hope

Football

Bastian Schweinsteiger and Joachim Low
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Germany boss Joachim Low has refused to close the door on midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger ahead of Euro 2016.

The Manchester United player suffered a partial tear of his knee ligaments while on international duty last month and is expected to miss the rest of the club season.

"Right now, I still have hope that he will make it in time for the start of the European Championship in France," Low told Eurosport. 

"We've got to take it week by week and talk to him about it. He's keeping me informed as to how far he is, and we just have to see how quickly he recovers from it." 

Dundee United midfielder John Rankin

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Scotland

John Rankin urges Dundee United to forget their cup semi-final pain and pull together in a bid to stave off relegation.

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Poor season? Here's half your cash back...

Football

Elland Road
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The Yorkshire Evening Post are reporting that Leeds United have promised fans a refund of up to 50% on their season tickets if the club fail to make the Championship play-offs next term.

Europe key for Celtic direction - McStay

Football

Former Celtic captain Paul McStay
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Former captain Paul McStay expects Celtic's disappointing recent record in Europe needs to be at the centre of any end-of-season review.

McStay, 51, deftly avoided criticising manager Ronny Deila but did say that decisions on the club's strategy should be made at the end of the season.

"There's a league to be won and we're on schedule to do that," he said. "If you come out now and do something drastic it might have some detrimental effect on the team."

BBC Football Daily rounds up the Premier League's best action as Spurs sparkle with a stun
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Antony Unwin: I would like to see an award go to a fan. Someone that continues to support their team through adversity or trouble.

Merseyside Gladiator: Most injured player of the season award. My three shortlist of the past three seasons. Wilshere, Sturridge, and Kompany.

Oliver Wicks: Van Gaal wins the 'children's inclusion award' for playing a team of kids most weeks.

Man Utd news conference

Man Utd v Crystal Palace (Wed, 20:00 BST)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Carrington
BBC Sport

Beautiful day in the north west and Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has been on social media saying his recovery from a broken leg is going well and he can’t wait to start training with his team-mates in this place again.

Question is, when will that be?

Manager Louis van Gaal has previously suggested Shaw would not be fit for the FA Cup final on 21 May, should United get there.

The chance to ask whether that prognosis has changed comes at 15:30 BST, when Van Gaal addresses the media.

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v Everton (Wed, 20:00 BST)

BBC Merseyside Sport

Jurgen Klopp
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Their impending Europa League semi-final against Villarreal has taken much of the spotlight, but Jurgen Klopp is determined that their Premier League ambitions should not suffer as a consequence.

"Nobody in our dressing room is thinking about the Europa League," he said. "We could be fifth. We are a big club with big targets. We need to win big games."

And what of the derby with Everton? 

"It will be intensive. I know about Everton, nearly everything. It's a big club, a very successful club in the past. I'm not going to say 'kick them out of the stadium'. It's about football but to handle the emotions and the pressure is a big challenge."

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v Everton (Wed, 20:00 BST)

BBC Merseyside Sport

First, Jurgen Klopp delivers a medical bulletin in which he explains that Kolo Toure suffered from cramp in the win over Bournemouth, Divock Origi has a back problem "but no real issue" and that Martin Skrtel is toiling with a groin complaint. 

So, Jurgen, will you make changes?

"We have a situation where we can change," he said. "No-one will be rested but we have eight, hopefully nine, games to play. It makes no sense to push the same 11 players through all these games."

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v Everton (Wed, 20:00 BST)

Juliette Ferrington

BBC Radio 5 live

Liverpool
BBC Sport

Now at Melwood to hear from Jurgen Klopp ahead of his first Merseyside derby. He's been very complimentary of the Everton fans since coming to Anfield and theirs is only Premier League team Klopp is yet to face since coming to England.

Klopp is expected to revert to a more familiar Liverpool starting XI after a much-changed team at Bournemouth. He's also expected to provide an update on Divock Origi's fitness.

Real's Bale out with minor injury

Football

Gareth Bale
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Wales forward Gareth Bale will miss Real Madrid's La Liga game against Villarreal on Wednesday because of a minor leg injury.

Real head coach Zinedine Zidane hopes the 26-year-old will be fit for Saturday's game at Rayo Vallecano.

Bale reached 16 goals for the first time in a La Liga season as Real Madrid thrashed Getafe 5-1 on Saturday.

Van de Velde at peace with Carnoustie

Golf

Jean van de Velde at Carnoustie in 1999
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Jean van de Velde will return to the scene of one of sport's most notorious meltdowns when he makes his debut in July's Senior Open at Carnoustie.

The Frenchman, who reaches the qualification age of 50 in May, famously squandered a three-shot lead at the final hole of the 1999 Open.

But he insists he is looking forward to playing the Angus links again.

"I came to peace with it a long time ago," he said. "It never wakes me up in a cold sweat."

First English 'marathon' winner honoured

Athletics

Jack Price running with cyclists
Micky Whitehouse
Jack Price

An Olympian who won England's first ever "marathon" has been honoured with a blue plaque after a 20-year campaign.

Jack Price raced in the 1908 London Olympics before founding an athletics club still in existence.

The runner, who died in 1965, has now been commemorated in his home town of Halesowen, West Midlands, following a campaign by his family.

Grandson Micky Whitehouse, 74, said: "It has been my sole ambition to get him recognised."

Marseille sack coach Michel

Football

French club Marseille have dismissed coach Michel as they battle relegation from Ligue 1. 

Marseille said they had decided to dismiss Michel, citing his conduct, "in particular over the last three weeks". 

Michel will be replaced until the end of the season by his assistant Franck Passi, with the club 15th in Ligue 1 and without a win in 10 games.

Davis looks back

Snooker

A lovely tweet from snooker legend Steve Davis, who retired earlier this week...

To my dad xxx we outplayed the world .. for a while :)

To my dad xxx we outplayed the world .. for a while :)

And if you haven't read it yet, do take a look at Ben Dirs's excellent feature on the life and times of the man they call The Nugget.

Kompany won't be 'wrapped in cotton wool'

Football

Man City's Vincent Kompany
Reuters

Vincent Kompany is expected to be back for Man City tonight.  The Manchester Evening News says Kompany won't be given any special treatment, despite his long list of injuries.