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James Gheerbrant and Richard Winton

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  1. Goodbye

    That's it from Sportsday for another week. Check back here on Monday morning at 08:00 BST. Until then, farewell.

  2. Sport quiz of the week

    A Question of Sport's weekly quiz

    A bit of fun for you to end the week. It's BBC Sport and A Question of Sport's weekly quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world of sport in the past week?

    Have a go here if you think you're hard enough.

  3. It's now or never - Ranieri


    Dan Roan

    BBC Sports editor

    Claudio Ranieri

    Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri believes it is "now or never" for the Foxes to win the Premier League title.  

    Leicester have already secured a top-three finish and Champions League football next season, and Ranieri says his focus is now on winning the title.

    "We achieved the Champions League - a great achievement for everyone but now we try to win the title with all our strength, all our heart, our soul, everything.  

    "It is this year or never more."

  4. 'Do your homework'

    Young Commentator of the Year

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

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    Video caption: Conor McNamara shows how he prepares for a 5live commentary

    One of the main keys to commentary is the preparation. Quite simply if you've done your homework in advance you will enjoy the game much more. And that should come across in your voice. 

    All commentators do their own prep work. This is for a two good reasons: Firstly the process of doing the prep is when the information sticks in your brain. Secondly you have to trust your notes. If you've done them yourself and know for sure all the facts are correct, that confidence will come across in your delivery. There is nothing worse than a commentator who sounds uncertain. 

    Enjoy it. Commentators sit in the best seats in the stadium and get to meet the players and managers before and after the game. It's always worth reminding yourself every now and again what a privileged position it is.

  5. Carter opens slender lead


    Ali Carter is closing in on a place in the World Championship quarter-finals at the Crucible.

    The Englishman has opened up a 7-5 lead over veteran Scot Alan McManus after 12 frames.

    You can watch the latest action by clicking on the 'Live Coverage' tab at the top of this page.

  6. Woods pays tribute to Prince


  7. Get Involved - Conor McNamara Q&A


    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    Nigel Smith: What would be the one sporting moment in history that you wished you had commentated on?

    Easy to pick from a long list of great sporting occasions, but I would choose an event on a knife edge. Particularly an occasion with a turn of fortune. 

    As a commentator it's a great feeling to move through the gears as the pace of an event changes. So I'd probably go for the Rumble In The Jungle. To commentate on the moment Ali springs out of his rope-a-dope tactic and begins landing punches on Foreman would have been unbelievable. 

  8. Everton v Man Utd: All you need to know


    BBC Sport takes a closer look at two of the FA Cup's most successful teams, Everton and Manchester United, before their semi-final at Wembley on Saturday.

  9. Smith back on his feet


    Better news for British Paralympian David Smith, who underwent nine hours of life-saving surgery on a tumour just 8mm from his spine in March.

    Although the operation was a success, the 37-year-old had been left temporarily paralysed on one side and was unable to use his left arm and leg.

  10. Get Involved - Conor McNamara Q&A


    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    Steve Hermon: How long do you spend prepping for a game & what app do you use to create those videos?

    We usually say that each game takes "a day's work" to prep. 8-10 hours. 

    I won't sit for a whole day doing research, though. You'd become a zombie. It's best to stretch it out over a few days, doing two or three-hour stints here and there. Hanging around airports, trains, sitting in cars are when I'm most productive. 

    In terms of videos. I film everything on my phone. iMovie is the basic video editor, but it is a much more powerful application than most people realise. Play around with the settings and you can unleash lots of tricks. 

    For social media videos my advice is to focus on speed and getting it out there quickly, rather than making a Steven Spielberg production. This is not the time to be a perfectionist. 

  11. Familiar face


    Hampshire fast bowler Fidel Edwards has just posted this on Instagram as he starts his rehab from a broken leg reportedly suffered playing football in the warm-up on the final morning of the County Championship match against Yorkshire.

    "My first visit to the doctor and look who I ran, sorry I meant "wheeled", into - Southampton manager Ronald Koeman."

    Fidel Edwards
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    Video caption: World Snooker Championship: Anthony McGill climbs on table
  13. Sunderland news conference

    Sunderland v Arsenal (Sun, 14:05 BST)

    More from Sam Allardyce ahead of Sunday's clash with Arsenal.

    He says: "We have a very good dressing room, the new players have been welcomed in and there is a remarkable team spirit.

    "Arsenal have got many players from an attacking point of view who are exceptionally good. We can't worry about what other teams do, it's our responsibility to win as many games as we can, starting on Sunday." 

  14. Get Involved - Conor McNamara Q&A


    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    Andrew Dalton: What’s your best advice to break into national commentary?

    Practice. Practice. Practice. 

    You hope that one day you'll get your big break. Should that day come, don't be raw and unsure of yourself. Practice by yourself. For hours and hours and hours. 

    Go through the motions. Practice your breathing. My advice to any kids who want to be a commentator is: record yourself doing commentaries at home or in the back row of a stand at your local team. I assure you the 50th commentary you do will sound a million times better than the first one did.

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  16. Sunderland news conference

    Sunderland v Arsenal (Sun, 14:05 BST)

    Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has been facing the media ahead of the Black Cats' game against Arsenal. Here's what he has to say.

    "We finally put the perfect result together at Norwich at a crucial time.

    "Hopefully we can try and get some more points out of a game that will be very difficult. Out of possession the most important thing is to fight, battle and scrap for a clean sheet."

    Sam Allardyce
  17. Midterm lays down Derby marker

    Horse racing

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport


    Odds-on favourite Midterm, ridden by Ryan Moore for trainer Sir Michael Stoute, has won the Classic Trial at Sandown.

    The 8-11 shot defeated 12-1 chance Algometer by one-and-a-half lengths, with the remaining four rivals well beaten. Well-bred Midterm is a son of 2001 Derby winner Galileo and multiple Group One victor Midday.

    After the Sandown win, Midterm’s odds for the Derby at Epsom in June were cut by some bookmakers from 8-1 to 6-1 second favourite, behind 4-1 market leader US Army Ranger.

    Check the latest racing results

  18. Get Involved - favourite commentary moments


    Robert: Peter Martin on James McFadden's goal for Scotland v France is pure elation. "They've been suckered".

    Anife Faria: AB deVillers is amazing, he scored a century in 31 balls, it once took me 34 balls to get off the mark - Sunil Gavaskar

    Ian Spink: "The greatest comeback since Lazarus!" screamed by Ali Brownlee at Boro v Steaua Bucharest.

  19. On this day


    He was given the dream job, Manchester United manager, but two years ago David Moyes ill-fated reign ended as the Reds sacked him after just 10 months in charge. 

    David Moyes
  20. Get Involved - Conor McNamara Q&A


    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    BEBrodders: Why did you announce your retirement when everyone knew it was a ploy to get the UFC to back down?

    I'm contractually obliged to say that I did it "for the cheese". Whatever that means. 

    The morning after any Conor McGregor fight, my timeline is full of messages for him. Most are very complimentary.