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By Libby Dawes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening...

    That's all from us this evening. 

    Have a great evening and enjoy the Six Nations openers this weekend... 

    Behave yourselves, you lot.

    I know what you're like. 

  2. Speaking of which....


    Canada v Great Britain in the Davis Cup is live on BBC Red Button,Connected TV and online tonight from 20:00 GMT. 

  3. The Davis Cup must change...


    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent

    Dan Evans

    The absence of Andy Murray and Milos Raonic may not prevent a dramatic weekend from unfolding in snowy Ottawa, but after the thrills of the Australian Open, the Davis Cup is struggling to make its voice heard as it returns for another year.  

    Great Britain start clear favourites to reach the quarter-finals for the fourth year in a row. While Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund are both ranked in the world's top 50, Canada are unable to field any singles players in the top 100. And they are not alone.

  4. AFCON Final: Egypt v Cameroon

    Sunday, 19:00 GMT - Commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    AFCON Final: Egypt v Cameroon

    Egypt will attempt to win the fourth consecutive Africa Cup of Nations in which they have competed when they face Cameroon in Sunday's final.

    The Pharaohs, among the tournament favourites from the outset in Gabon, were victorious in 2006, 2008 and 2010 before failing to qualify for the next three editions in 2012, 2013 and 2015.

    Underdogs Cameroon have upset the odds to reach the final, beating much-fancied Ghana in the last four.

    The game is a repeat of the 2008 final.

    Cameroon's squad includes two British-based players, Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum and Clinton N'Jie, although the latter is on loan at Marseille from Tottenham.

  5. ..............Steven Gerrard!

    Lampard v Gerrard

    Steven Gerrard

    We had a huge number of votes for this and it was a closely fought battle but the eventual winner was Liverpool's Stevie G.

    Vote result
  6. The results are in....

    Lampard and Gerrard

    Ask a blue and they will tell you Lampard is a Chelsea legend, ask a red and they will say Gerrard lives on forever in Liverpool folklore.

    They were arguably two of their generation's best midfielders, the trajectories of their careers and similar playing styles meaning they were forever compared.

    After both brought an end to trophy-laden careers, BBC Sport looked to tackle the debate on who was better one last time - and gave you the chance to cast your vote.

    And the winner is............

  7. 'We deserved to win every game we've drawn'

    Jose Mourinho says his team have "deserved to win" every game they have drawn this season, after their stalemate at home to Hull gave them their ninth draw of the season - a Premier League high alongside Middlesbrough.  

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    Video caption: Manchester United deserved to win every game they've drawn - Jose Mourinho
  8. Don't just watch the Superbowl - get involved!


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    Video caption: Superbowl 51: NFL Show's Osi and Jason show off their football skills

    It's the biggest event in the American sporting calendar and Superbowl 51 will be live on BBC One on Sunday night (kick-off 23:30 GMT, for all you night-owls).

    But did you know there are more than 200 American football clubs in the UK?

    Watch our top tips from former New York Giants team-mates Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell (above), find out more ways to get involved and then check out this interactive map to find a club near you and get playing!

  9. Parliament to have 'no confidence' debate


    Parliament to have 'no confidence' debate

    Parliament is to debate a motion of no confidence in the governance of the Football Association on 9 February.

    The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee will address whether the FA can "comply fully with its duties".

    Whether the FA's structure makes reform impossible will also be examined and the government may be called on to intervene in the matter.

    The motion comes after five former FA executives said the governing body had failed to "self-reform".

  10. Challenging cancer


    Another thing that's happening this weekend is World Cancer Day on Saturday. 

    We've had some inspiring stories of people who have battled the disease while remaining active - like dancer Amy Uprichard from Northern Ireland, who is determined to show other cancer sufferers that "you can just fight it and achieve your dreams while doing it".

    Rebecca Griffiths from Huntingdon also inspired so many people as she fought bowel cancer and completed numerous running events with Team Bex, but sadly lost her battle on 1 July 2016.

    Beating cancer inspired Will Bayley to table tennis success.

    And how about oncologist (a cancer doctor) Lucy Gossage who has gone from dabbling in triathlon in her spare time to becoming one of the world's leading Ironman athletes.

    #WeCanICan World Cancer Day campaign

    Are you playing a sport on Saturday? 

    You can can get involved and recognise all things relating to cancer - those fighting it, those helping others with the disease and those seeking to eradicate it - by grabbing your equipment and writing #WeCanICan on it. Share it on social media with your message of support.

  11. Tokyo 2020 venue to vote on women ban

    The venue for the golf tournaments at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will hold a board meeting next week to consider ending its ban on women becoming full members, local media have reported. 

    It comes after calls to shift the tournament from the private Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama province because of the rule, which allows women to play Monday to Saturday but bars them from becoming full members and from playing on Sundays.

    The Tokyo Olympic organising committee sent a letter to the club on Thursday appealing for it to reconsider the policy. 

    Golfers at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Saitama
  12. Women can have muscles and still be beautiful - Simone Biles


    BBC World Service

    Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles believes "strong is beautiful" and it is important for young women to have role models they can aspire to.

    The 19-year-old gymnast says she wouldn't have won her four gold medals if it hadn't been for the physique she has.

    *gets down the gym*

    It's not too late for me is it...?

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    Video caption: Olympic champion Simone Biles on the importance of role models & the definition of beauty.
  13. The Six Nations is all about proximity apparently...

    Tom Shanklin and David Flatman ask the question.... why does everyone hate the English?

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    Video caption: Six Nations 2017: Tom Shanklin and David Flatman preview the tournament
  14. I tried to sign Kante twice - Wenger


    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he tried to buy Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante twice, saying the reason he did not join the Gunners "is quite obvious when you look where he has gone".  

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    Video caption: Chelsea v Arsenal: Arsene Wenger tried to buy N'Golo Kante twice
  15. Boothroyd confirmed as England U21 boss


    Aidy Boothroyd

    Former Watford and Coventry boss Aidy Boothroyd has been confirmed as manager of the England Under-21 team.

    The Under-20 boss replaces Gareth Southgate, who vacated the role to become England manager after the departure of Sam Allardyce.

    Boothroyd, 45, took charge for the U21 side's final two Euro 2017 qualifiers and secured qualification for this summer's finals in Poland.

    "I've been at the FA three years; this is the logical next step," he said.

    "I believe I am here on merit because I've worked in all four divisions and I've got an understanding of speaking to a League Two manager or a Premier League manager and the problems they have."

  16. Basketball on the BBC

    Glasgow Rocks v Leicester Riders (19:30 GMT)

    British Basketball returns to BBC Sport this evening with a top of the table clash as Glasgow Rocks welcome Leicester Riders to the Emirates Arena.

    Glasgow start the game in third place in the BBL table but host a Leicester side in excellent form without a defeat in their last five games and currently sitting top of the table.

    Coverage is live from 19:30 GMT across the BBC Sport website, app and selected Connected TV's. To watch online click here and to learn more about the BBC's coverage of the BBL and WBBL click here.

    Glasgow Rocks v Leicester Riders
  17. Leeds chairman Cellino has ban reduced


    Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino's 18-month ban from football has been reduced to a year after a successful appeal against the decision.

    The Italian was given the suspension in December for breaching the Football Association's agent rules over the sale of Ross McCormack to Fulham in 2014.

    Cellino, 60, and the club were also both fined £250,000, but his fine has now been reduced to £100,000 and the club's to £200,000. His ban will begin on 18 February.

    Massimo Celino
  18. 'Rugby is a great sport for women'


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    Video caption: Women's Six Nations: Danielle Waterman says rugby is 'an amazing sport for women'

    It's not only the men's Six Nations that kicks off this weekend. The women's equivalent gets under way, too, with Scotland hosting Ireland this evening,followed tomorrow by Wales v Italy and - arguably the pick of the ties - England v France at Twickenham

    The women's game is really taking off across the UK, so watch England full-back Danielle Waterman explain her love of rugby and the different versions you can play - and if you're inspired to pick up the oval ball yourself, check out our Get Inspired guide.

    England Women v France Women kicks off at 19:35 GMT on Saturday, with live coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, plus highlights of all three matches on BBC Two at 22:45 GMT.