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By Matthew Henry and Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    What a day!

    We've come to the end of Friday's Sportsday after a day packed full of news, results and gossip.

    Make sure you follow all of this weekend's action on the BBC Sport website.

    Sportsday will be back on Monday from 08:00 GMT.

    See you later!

  2. Konta 'overwhelmed' with Sydney title win


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    Video caption: Johanna Konta overwhelmed by Sydney title win

    Those of you who have been with us since 7:30 GMT this morning will know Britain's Johanna Konta won her second WTA Tour title.

    The British number one says she is "overwhelmed" with the Sydney International win which came courtesy of an impressive 6-4 6-2 victory over Agnieszka Radwanska.

    Watch more above.

  3. 'Kante was our champion'

    Leicester v Chelsea (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

    N'Golo Kante

    Claudio Ranieri's Leicester will host the team who look best placed to relieve them of their Premier League title on Saturday, with Chelsea looking to bounce back from their defeat to Tottenham last time out. 

    In the Chelsea team will be N'Golo Kante, returning to the King Power Stadium for the first time since leaving Leicester in the summer. 

    "I hope our fans give to Kante a warm welcome as he was our champion. It’s important to remember what he gave to us," said Ranieri.

    Looking back fondly could be made a touch easier now that Leicester fans have been given hope that Kante has been replaced - with 20-year-old midfielder Wilfred Ndidi eaning rave reviews in his debut against Everton last Saturday.

    “I think Ndidi may play," said Ranieri. "I wanted this kind of performance [like against Everton] and he’ll get better the more he plays.”

  4. ‘Amateur would beat McGregor blindfolded, never mind Mayweather’


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    Video caption: Steve Bunce dismisses Conor McGregor's chances of fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    BBC boxing pundit Steve Bunce has dismissed the prospect of Floyd Mayweather Jr fighting UFC champion Conor McGregor.

    Five-weight world champion Mayweather has offered McGregor $15m (£12.2m) to face him in the ring.

    But Bunce said three-time Irish amateur champion Peter McDonagh would beat compatriot McGregor with a "blindfold on", never mind a fighter of the calibre of American Mayweather.

    Listen to more above.

  5. A player I have admired for some time - Allardyce


    Jeff Schlupp

    Here are Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce's thoughts on the club's new signing Jeffrey Schlupp.

    "I am delighted we have been able to secure Jeffrey’s services, he is a player I have admired for some time and is a talented and athletic player," Allardyce said.  

    "He will bring strength and experience to the defence and will be a major asset for the club having just turned 24 years old.”

  6. DR Congo squad to boycott training

    Africa Cup of Nations

    John Bennett

    BBC World Service

    The DR Congo squad are boycotting their training session today, just three days before their opening match at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

    It’s a protest due to payment issues.

    The players say their bonuses have been lowered and they still haven’t been paid money owed to them for reaching the semi-final of the same competition two years ago when they finished in third place.

    The training session is due to begin at around 19:00 Gabon time (18:00 GMT).

    DR Congo play Morocco on Monday.

  7. Leicester legend Birchenall stable after collapse


    Leicester City club ambassador Alan Birchenall is in a stable condition after he suffered a cardiac arrest at an awards ceremony.

    "The Birch", 71, a former Foxes player, was making a presentation at the Leicester Mercury Sports Awards when he collapsed on Thursday evening.

    BBC Radio Leicester's Martin Ballard said about 500 people remained silent as he was treated by medical staff.

    The use of a defibrillator saved his life, his doctor has confirmed.

    Birchenall, who is being cared for at Glenfield specialist heart hospital, helped raise money in 2015 for defibrillators to be used at 20 Leicestershire schools.

    Alan Birchenall
  8. Get Involved - sporting curses/nightmares

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    SMS Message: My Saturday league team got to 2 cup finals last season, against the same team. Leading the first one at half time but went on to lose after having a man sent off, took the second one to extra time and conceded a 120th min goal to lose 1-0! Played them again in an earlier cup round 6 days ago, 1-1 at 90 mins after dominating, we went 2-1 up in 110th minute, then 2-2 in 115th, conceded a penalty in the 120th minute and lost 3-2 with the last kick of the match! Can't get much more of a curse than that! from Will from Birmingham
    Will from Birmingham
  9. Lens a disgrace - Moyes


    Jeremain Lens

    Sunderland manager David Moyes has labelled Jeremain Lens - who is on loan at Fenerbahce - "disgracefully disrespectful" after the midfielder said it would be "easier" for him if the club were relegated.

    Lens was signed by Sunderland in 2015 but was sent out on loan by Moyes last summer.

    The Dutchman reportedly said: "I hope I could get a signature that will allow me to stay here.

    "I do not want to talk about my contract, but many things will be easier if Sunderland drop down."

    At today's press conference, Moyes said: "I came in off the training ground and someone said, 'Have you seen this?' If he said that it’s a disgrace to say that about your parent club.

    "A lot of team-mates here who he played with are fighting every week with a small squad to try and keep us in the Premier League.

    “I don’t know if anybody would want him back at the club now. If the quotes are correct then I think it would be very hard for that to happen."

  10. Man City skipper Kompany 'needs time'

    Everton v Man City (Sun, 13:30 GMT)

    Vincent Kompany

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is back in training, but manager Pep Guardiola warned that "he needs some time" to reach his "top level".

    Kompany has played just three league games this season, and has not appeared since suffering knee-ligament damage against Crystal Palace on 19 November.

    That was his 35th separate injury since joining City from Hamburg in 2008.

    "Everybody needs time when they have been a long time injured, but his mentality is strong," said Guardiola.

    "What I would like is for him not to put a lot of pressure on himself. He has to feel that his manager and team-mates will give him the time he needs after a long time away from the pitch."

    Guardiola said he was in contention to return against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, but that he was undecided whether to include him in his Champions League squad for the knockout stages of the competition.

  11. Palace sign Leicester's Schlupp


    Jeff Schlupp

    Schlupp, 24, has played for Leicester since the age of 11 but joins Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee.

    He won the Premier League and Championship title with the Foxes - making 149 appearances.

    The Ghana international has played just nine times this season.

  12. Palace sign Leicester's Schlupp


    Why don't they just take off the training top and wear the actual shirt? 

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  13. BreakingPalace sign Leicester's Schlupp


    Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Leicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp on a four-and-a-half-year-deal.

  14. BBC to show three fourth-round ties

    FA Cup

    The FA Cup fourth-round ties between Derby County and Leicester City, and Millwall and Watford will be shown live on BBC One.

    Premier League champions Leicester will visit Championship Derby on Friday, 27 January at 19:55 GMT.

    League One Millwall host Premier League Watford two days later at 12:00 GMT.

    That game will be followed on BBC One at 16:00 GMT by either Crystal Palace or Bolton against Manchester City, or Manchester United v Wigan Athletic.

    The third game will be confirmed after the FA Cup third-round replay between Palace and Bolton on 17 January.

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    Video caption: FA Cup: Stunning goals from the third round
  15. Birmingham end interest in Krhin


    Rene Krhin

    Birmingham City have taken the unusual step of confirming they have ended their interest in Slovenian international Rene Krhin.

    A deal had been agreed with Krhin's club Granada and the midfielder attended Birmingham's FA Cup third round home tie with Newcastle United.

    But the club have ended their interest after failing to hear a "positive answer in the required timespan".

    "It's gone very quiet, we wanted the player but the player is taking too much time and we need to move on," said manager Gianfranco Zola.

    "Life goes on."

  16. England play spin 'horrifically'

    First ODI, India v England (Sun, 08:00 GMT)

    England's batsmen will continue to fail in India if they persist in playing slow bowling "horrifically", says their former off-spinner Graeme Swann.

    The tourists face three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches after a 4-0 Test series defeat.

    The batting line-up for Sunday's first ODI in Pune is expected to be Alex Hales (below), Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler.

    "There's a couple of wickets there for the spinners," said Swann.

    "We play spin horrifically on the whole."

    Alex Hales
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    SMS Message: Sporting curses... being a Hull fan in pretty much every game. from Jack Wright
    Jack Wright
    SMS Message: As a Sheffield Wednesday fan, I've come to hate the sight of Kevin Phillips, as he always used to score against us. I also hate playing Derby, we haven't beaten them in 10 years. The news that Phillips is now a coach there just emphasised the curse that must be in place! from Dan, Sheffield
    Dan, Sheffield
  18. Pogba on Zlatan and United v Liverpool

    Manchester United v Liverpool (Sun, 16:00 GMT)

    Football Focus

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    Video caption: Manchester Utd's Paul Pogba on Zlatan Ibrahimovic: He's a joker!

    What does the world's most expensive player make of Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

    "He's a joker.

    "On the pitch he pushes you to your best. You need this in a team."

    Watch more of Paul Pogba's thoughts on Ibrahimovic and Manchester United v Liverpool above.

    You can also see the full interview on Saturday's Football Focus at 12:00 GMT on BBC One.

  19. In-form Thomas shoots 59


    American Justin Thomas became the youngest man to break 60 on the PGA Tour, shooting an 11-under 59 in the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

    Thomas carded eight birdies, two eagles and a bogey to become the seventh man to shoot under 60 in PGA Tour history.

    The 23-year-old eagled his first and last holes, just four days after winning the Tournament of Champions, also in Hawaii.

    That victory saw him rise to a career-high world ranking of 12.

    Justin Thomas
  20. Post update

    Here's the unwitting participant in the Jose Mourinho phone call earlier (see 15:39).

    This Talksport producer had an unexpected chat with Mourinho after calling a reporter's mobile - which the Manchester United boss answered.

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