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  1. Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic joins Zenit St Petersburg
  2. Jordan Rhodes £10m move from Middlesbrough to Sheffield Wednesday confirmed
  3. Funeral of ex-England manager Graham Taylor held today
  4. Tonight: West Ham v Manchester City (19:45 GMT), Manchester United v Hull and Stoke v Everton (both 20:00 GMT)
  5. Get Involved: What was the single best bit of business in the transfer window? / Which club did the best deals? #bbcsportsday

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and goodbye

That is the end of today's Sportsday.

Don't forget you have two choices for commentary to listen to tonight. BBC Radio 5 live have the Premier League match between West Ham and Manchester City, while the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final between Burkina Faso and Egypt is on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

Thanks for joining us and we will be back tomorrow at 08:00 GMT.

Scottish Premiership team news

Partick Thistle v St Johnstone (19:45 GMT)

Partick Thistle captain Abdul Osman and defender Danny Devine return from suspension. Ryan Scully, Stuart Bannigan and Gary Fraser remain unavailable, while Declan McDaid has been released.

St Johnstone striker Chris Kane has been suffering from a bout of sickness but should be fit for the trip to Firhill. Michael Coulson and Ally Gilchrist remain on the sidelines.

Scottish Premiership team news

Hearts v Rangers (19:45 GMT)

Hearts will include latest signings Esmael Goncalves, Tasos Avlonitis and Alexandros Tziolis in their squad to face Rangers on Wednesday evening.

But John Souttar is out after suffering a suspected ruptured Achilles and Prince Buaben has a groin injury. Rory Currie is ill, while Andraz Struna and Krystian Nowak are doubts and Faycal Rherras and Arnaud Djoum are on Africa Cup of Nations duty.

Rangers will be without suspended Michael O'Halloran, who begins a two-game ban, but Danny Wilson and Lee Hodson return from injury.

New goalkeeper Jak Alnwick is available after signing from Port Vale on Monday. But Joe Garner, Jordan Rossiter and Niko Kranjcar remain out for Mark Warburton's side.

Jak Alnwick
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BreakingEngland thrashed after humiliating collapse


England have lost by 75 runs in the final T20 match of the series against India.

England were on 119-2 but slumped to 127 all out after India had earlier made 202-6 from their 20 overs.

India win the series 2-1.

Scottish Premiership team news

Celtic v Aberdeen (19:45 GMT)

Celtic will be without several players for Wednesday's Scottish Premiership meeting with Aberdeen. Strikers Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths and midfielders Stuart Armstrong, Eboue Kouassi and Tom Rogic remain unavailable for Brendan Rodgers.

Aberdeen have a near full-strength squad to pick from. The only absentee for the Dons will be midfielder Ryan Christie, who cannot play against his parent club under the terms of his loan agreement.

Moussa Dembele
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England in trouble


England look to be heading towards defeat in the final T20 match in the series against India.

England are 122-5 in the 15th over, after India posted 202-6.

Follow live text commentary here.

Woods inspired by Federer exploits


Golfer Tiger Woods says he will take inspiration from tennis player Roger Federer's victory at the Australian Open.

"He rehabbed properly and you can tell how fast he's moving," said Woods. "He's shortened up points, changed his strategy and as you get older, you change your game and you do things slightly differently. 

"Am I going to do that? Yeah, I'm not going to be hitting balls like some of these guys 340 (yards) out there. I watched Dustin (Johnson) last week when it was cold, wet and damp and he carried it 335. 

"Jason (Day) and I just looked at each other going, 'We don't have that' so you do it differently. If you look at the list of guys who shot below 60, you realise Jim Furyk's on there twice. He averages 270 off the tee, shot two rounds under 60. So it can be done in different ways." 

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Team news

Stoke City v Everton (20:00 GMT)

Stoke's new signing Saido Berahino could make his debut off the bench following his move from West Brom. Wilfried Bony and Mame Biram Diouf's involvement at the Africa Cup of Nations is over, but they may not be involved in this fixture.

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye will not feature, despite his participation at that tournament also finishing. Boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed Joel Robles will retain his starting place in goal ahead of Maarten Stekelenburg.

Saido Berahino
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Team news

Manchester United v Hull City (20:00 GMT)

Manchester United have defender Eric Bailly available as he has overcome a slight ankle injury. Manager Jose Mourinho says Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Antonio Valencia will also play.

Hull defender Curtis Davies is out with a hamstring injury, but new loan signing Andrea Ranocchia is available. Ahmed Elmohamady is still at the Africa Cup of Nations, while Markus Henriksen, Will Keane, Ryan Mason and Moses Odubajo are all out.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Team news

West Ham v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

BBC Radio 5 live

West Ham's Havard Nordtveit is absent with an ankle injury, while Cheikhou Kouyate will not feature after recently returning from international duty. Jose Fonte may replace Angelo Ogbonna, who will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, while Robert Snodgrass is also set for his debut.

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho is available after completing a ban. City striker Sergio Aguero is back in contention after missing the FA Cup win against Crystal Palace with a knock.

The game will be live on BBC Radio 5 live.

Sergio Aguero
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John to take up Hong Kong role

Rugby union

Cardiff Blues have confirmed assistant coach Paul John is to leave them to take charge of the Hong Kong Sevens team while working for the country's sports institute.  

Question of Sport teaser answer


Earlier today our Question of Sport teaser was...

Today's #QSTeaser from @QuestionofSport Who are the 5 batsman to have scored the most T20 International runs for @englandcricket?

And the answers are... Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan, Kevin Pietersen & Luke Wright.

On this day...


On this day in 2009, The International Cricket Council decided that the Champions Trophy later that year could not be played in Pakistan as planned for security reasons. The event was ultimately moved to South Africa.

Australia went on to win their second Champions Trophy after beating New Zealand by six wickets in Centurion. 

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Listen to the Afcon semi-final later

Burkina Faso v Egypt (19:00 GMT)

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

We are at the semi-final stage of the Africa Cup of Nations as Burkina Faso take on Egypt tonight.

We have commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra tonight from 18:50 GMT.

Have a watch of how we have got to this stage. (BBC Sport app users may need to click the below link to watch the video.)

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Traore hoping cup run will impress Conte

Burkina Faso v Egypt (19:00 GMT)

John Bennett

BBC World Service at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon

Chelsea youngster Bertrand Traore is hoping to use tonight’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final to impress Antonio Conte. Traore will be in the Burkina Faso team to face Egypt in Gabon’s capital Libreville.

The forward is currently on loan at Ajax after breaking through into the Chelsea squad last season and he wants to fight to win his place back.

“That’s my goal for this season, that’s why I’ve been sent on loan to Ajax, to show that I’m ready for Chelsea," Traore told BBC Sport.

“I have to do well at Ajax and also do well here to hope I can go back to Chelsea. I hope to be back in the Chelsea team, that’s what I’m working hard for and I hope I’ll be back next season.”

Bertrand Traore

Graham Taylor funeral: Watford pays their respects

Douglas Marshall

BBC Journalist

Famous faces from the football world were joined by up to 1,000 fans in the centre of Watford today to say their final goodbye to the legend that was Graham Taylor.

Graham Taylor's hearse

The service was relayed through big screens set up in the centre of Watford and several roads were closed so the funeral cortège could travel through the town.   

Crowds applaud the funeral cortege of Graham Taylor

It was an emotional day for all and although it was a quiet and respectful scene, there were plenty of moments of light during the service, highlighting the love for Graham Taylor both inside and outside the church.

Watford fans crying
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Mourinho planning for summer transfers

Manchester United v Hull City (20:00 GMT)

BBC Radio Manchester Sport

It is a big evening in the Premier League with Manchester United among the sides in action.

Now, you can watch again the best of Jose Mourinho's press conference from yesterday, courtesy of BBC Radio Manchester.

BBC Sport app users may need to click on the below link to watch the video.

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'A rare lapse in judgement and professionalism'


Liverpool have issued a statement after forward Roberto Firmino was fined £20,000 and banned from driving for a year after admitting drink driving at Liverpool Magistrates' Court. 

"The player has been disciplined by the club for his actions and reminded of his responsibilities for the present and future," said Liverpool FC's statement.

"The nature of this action will remain private, however it does not impact on his availability for selection for matches.

"The club considers this to be an isolated incident and a rare lapse in judgement and professionalism. We will however work with the player to further educate him on the dangers associated with drink driving specifically."

Roberto Firmino
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A simple tribute from Chelsea defender David Luiz to Branislav Ivanovic, who has completed a move to Russian side Zenit St Petersburg. The Brazil international merely repeated the hashtag provided by Chelsea.

Graham Taylor funeral: 'Honoured to be here', says Watford captain

Simon Oxley

BBC Three Counties Radio

Troy Deeney, the current Watford captain, said it was an "honour" to attend the funeral of Graham Taylor.  

He told me the "work that he started, we are trying to continue and enhance" at Watford. 

When I asked him about last night's 2-1 win against Arsenal, he thought the "gaffer was there with us" and it was "a massive game and a massive win". 

Troy Deeney talking to Simon Oxley

Dhoni helps India to 200+ total


India have completed their 20 overs in the deciding match of the series with England and they have compiled 202-6, helped by a belligerent 56 in 36 balls from Mahendra Singh Dhoni, surprisingly the former captain's maiden T20 international half century. Commentary continues on 5 live sports extra.

Lowe moves from Mercedes to Williams

Formula 1

Andrew Benson

Chief F1 writer

Former Mercedes technical boss Paddy Lowe is joining Williams and is set to become a shareholder and director.

The move has been expected but talks have dragged on in recent weeks and at times the deal was at risk of collapse.

But a source close to Williams said they were "in the final stages". Another added Lowe's joining was "a formality". Lowe, 54, will have a seat on the board as part of his new position, a third source said.

Paddy Lowe
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Paddy Lowe with 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg

Firmino fined and banned from driving


Liverpool's Roberto Firmino has been fined £20,000 and banned from driving for a year after admitting drink-driving at Liverpool Magistrates' Court. 

The 25-year-old was stopped by police while driving his Range Rover on Strand Street in Liverpool city centre at 03:00 GMT on Christmas Eve.

Michael Hogan, defending, said the incident happened the day after the footballer's family home was targeted by burglars who were "prepared to use extreme force".

Roberto Firmino

Rhodes joins Wednesday


More on Jordan Rhodes being permitted to join Sheffield Wednesday on loan from Middlesbrough. 

The Owls agreed a deal with Boro on Tuesday which saw the striker go to the Championship club until the end of the season, with the move later becoming permanent for an undisclosed fee. 

Both clubs had to wait to find out whether the paperwork had gone through before the deadline of 23:00 GMT but a Football League spokesman said: "The EFL is now satisfied that the relevant documents in relation to the transfer of Jordan Rhodes from Middlesbrough to Sheffield Wednesday were sent prior to the expiry of the deadline, thereby allowing the EFL to accept the registration and the transfer of the player."

Rhodes will wear shirt number 1️⃣7️⃣. Watch out for his first interview coming up shortly... #swfc
Rhodes will wear shirt number 1️⃣7️⃣. Watch out for his first interview coming up shortly... #swfc

Rhodes will wear shirt number 1️⃣7️⃣. Watch out for his first interview coming up shortly... #swfc

Graham Taylor funeral: 'Fantastic turnout for the boss'

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

Nigel Gibbs, a former Watford player, said today's funeral service for Graham Taylor was a "fantastic turnout for the boss".

He said it was a wonderful way to "celebrate his life" and remember the man who gave him his debut in football. 

He added he was a "wonderful man" and a "great influence".

Family at Graham Taylor's funeral
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Crowds outside Graham Taylor's funeral

Drogba turns down bullet proof car


Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has refused an offer to join Corinthians of Brazil that would have included a bullet-proof car. 

The 38-year-old is out of contract after a spell at Montreal Impact and was offered $120,000 (110,000 euros) a week, a 24-hours-per-day translator, six return tickets to Europe - plus the all-important bullet-proof car, but he took to Twitter to explain why he had turned down the offer. 

Kittel triumphs in Dubai


Marcel Kittel outsprinted Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen on day two of the Dubai Tour to claim back-to-back stage wins, but Britain's Mark Cavendish finished a disappointing seventh. 

Defending champion Kittel came from behind to surge to victory in four hours, 25 minutes and 33 seconds on the 188-km stage from the Dubai International Marine Club to Ras Al Khaimah. 

Cavendish, the 2015 champion, lies 16 seconds behind Kittel in the overall standings with three stages remaining. 

Marcel Kittel wins in Dubai

Get Involved #bbcsportsday

What was the best deal of the transfer window? / Which team did the best business?

Graham Palmer: Helder Costa permanently signing for Wolves for a bargain £13m after tearing Liverpool apart in the Cup. 

Nderitu Wachira: Mamadou Sakho's transfer to Crystal Palace.

James Hughes: Everton getting rid of Niasse, Gibson, Oveido and Tom Cleverley is amazing business. Getting in Lookman and Morgan Schneiderlin on top of that is great business.

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Graham Taylor funeral: Live outside the church

BBC Three Counties Radio

We're live once more following the funeral of Graham Taylor, as hundreds of well-wishers turned out to pay their respects to a footballing hero...

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Graham Taylor funeral: Coffin leaves church to warm applause

Nick Coffer

BBC Three Counties Radio

As the service ended it was time for the people of Watford to say goodbye to Graham Taylor. 

There was warm, generous applause as the coffin was lowered into the hearse outside St Mary's Church. 

Funeral of Graham Taylor

Crowds gathered all around and watched from the top of nearby car parks, flats and surrounding streets.

Funeral of Graham Taylor

Then after an afternoon of rain, the sun came out once again.

England remove dangerman Raina


An explosive innings from Suresh rain but he has just been caught in the deep by Eoin Morgan off Liam Plunkett for 63 from 45 balls and India are 120-3 in the 14th over of the deciding T20 international against England. Commentary from Bangalore continues on 5 live sports extra.

Scottish Premiership to retain winter break


The Scottish Premiership will again feature a winter break next season, but Championship clubs have decided to play on through.

The Betfred Cup campaign will kick off on 15 July ahead of the league opener on 5 August. The Betfred Cup final will take place on 26 November and the Premiership clubs will again have the first two weekends of January off. 

The regular Premiership season will finish on 12-13 May, with the 2018 Scottish Cup final set to take place on 19 May. 

Fleetwood fined


'Work more, fight more and believe'


Claudio Ranieri

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri insists he is not concerned by his club's form, despite a 12th defeat of the season last night that leaves them in 16th place, only two points clear of the relegation zone.

"Panic? No," the Italian said. "I'm happy with our performance, with our character, but, of course, the result is not with us. 

"We have to work more, fight more and believe. "We need to make two, three good matches with points, and then we will be getting better." 

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Stokes strikes for England


BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

A second wicket for England, as Ben Stokes shatters the stumps of KL Rahul, who had a wild yahoo, having earlier run out his captain Virat Kohli and India are 65-2 in the eighth over. Commentary on 5 live sports extra.

On this day...


On this day in 1981, Australia's Trevor Chappell bowled his infamous under-arm delivery to Brian McKechnie to prevent New Zealand tying the game with a final-ball six in the third match in the final of the Benson & Hedges World Series Cup.

It directly led to the banning of under-arm bowling by the International Cricket Council as not within the spirit of the game.

Trevor Chappell
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Chappell bowling against England later that year...

'Batman and Robin'

Graham Taylor funeral

Graham Taylor funeral: Motson reads Elton John tribute 'We were Batman and Robin'