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Live Reporting

By Libby Dawes and Kal Sajad

All times stated are UK

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  1. We bid you farewell ...

    Right, we’re outta here.

    Thank you all for joining us on a day which has seen Scottish rugby star, Greig Laidlaw, ruled out of the Six Nations through injury, the new England cricket captain, Joe Root, speak to the media for the first time and the top women’s footballer, Carli Lloyd, sign for Manchester City.

    Remember, from 18:30 GMT there will be a live text and BBC Radio 5 live commentary of Arsenal’s last 16 Champions League tie away to Bayern Munich.

    Enjoy your evening. Ciao.

  2. Joe Root's pint-sized England career

    We’re nearly done for the day but before we head off I just had to share this with you. Even in an animation, Joe Root can't escape his boy-ish looks. 

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    Video caption: England cricket captain Joe Root's pint-sized career
  3. Ding ding ding - round one at Boca

    LLLLLETTTTSSS GET READY TO RUMBBLEEEEE ... This is pretty astonishing. Teammates Juan Manuel Insaurralde and Jonathan Silva of Boca Juniors have a scrap in training.

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    Video caption: Juan Manuel Insaurralde and Jonathan Silva of Boca Juniors fight at training
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    And from role models to something not so inspiring ....

  5. 'What greater role models than us?'


    Meet the mums who decided not just to watch their daughters at football training but get involved on their own....

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    Video caption: FA People's Cup: Football mums show daughters how it's done

    There's not long left to sign up for the FA People's Cup - the deadline is Sunday, 19 February - and you can find out how to here.

  6. Happy birthday to...

    Desmond Haynes (cricket) - Former West Indies opening batsman, turns 61

    Alexander Wurz (motor sport) - Former Formula One driver, celebrates his 43rd birthday. 

    Rui Patricio (football) Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper, a Euro 2016 winner with Portugal, is 29.  

    Heurelho Gomes (football) - Watford's Brazilian goalkeeper, turns 36 today.

    Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes
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    Let's take a quick moment to wish some sporting folk a happy birthday ...

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    Bilic's assistant Nikola Jurcevic has also been fined the same amount for an incident in the same game -  where he was sent to the stands after leaving the technical area to protest against Sofiane Feghouli's strike being disallowed for offside.    

    Nikola Jurcevic
  9. Bilic fined £8000

    West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has been fined £8,000 by the FA after admitting a charge of improper conduct. 

    Bilic was sent off after throwing a TV microphone to the ground in reaction to Gareth McAuley's injury-time equaliser during Saturday's 2-2 draw with West Brom.

    Slavan Bilic
  10. Neil Robertson out of the Welsh Open

    Staying with the Welsh Open, former World Champion Neil Robertson has been knocked out after being beaten 4-3 by Welshman Lee Walker. 

    Walker won in style, scoring a break of 130 in the deciding frame. 

    Neil Robertson
  11. Another Page in the story ...

    We mentioned earlier that 15-year-old snooker player Jackson Page would pocket £3500 should he make it through to the third round of the Welsh Open. Well he's done just that. 

    Jackson went to the wire with world number 78 John Astley, but came out on top, winning 4-3 in Cardiff. 

    Is he is winning just so he doesn't have to go to school? We know your game, kid.

    Jackson Page
  12. MLB on it's way to London?


    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    Sadiq Khan

    London mayor Sadiq Khan says discussions are ongoing over bringing baseball to the capital.

    Khan held talks with the NY Mets last year and on Wednesday told me. 

    "We’ve had really constructive conversations with Major League Baseball. They’re keen to come here. We’re trying to find a time and a venue for them."

  13. R.E.S.P.E.C.T


    Carlo Ancelotti

    Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has spoken of his "respect" for Arsene Wenger and backed the Arsenal manager to deal with recent criticism.

    A faltering Premier League title challenge has led to increased speculation about the Frenchman's future, with some Gunners fans calling for him to leave.

    Ancelotti believes Wenger should be praised for the job he has done.

    "He built a strong identity and a good style of football," said the Italian.

    "Wenger has the experience to know that in our job it is normal to be criticised. For this reason he has no problems.

    "I have a lot of respect for the job he has done at Arsenal."

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    I have to tell you, one of our BBC Sport colleagues, namely Magic Mike Henson, spent over a large part of the morning on the phone to various journalists in the UAE trying to find out what "ethical hair" is.... 

    The outcome?

    We are none-the-wiser.

  15. Unethical hair...

    Asamoah Gyan

    Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan is among a group of more than 40 players deemed to have "unethical hair" under United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAEFA) guidelines.

    The 31-year-old Ghanaian is on loan at Dubai-based Arabian Gulf League side Al Ahli from Shanghai SIPG.

    Some Islamic teachings ban 'Qaza' hairstyles, where only part of the head is shaved.

    Individual match referees judge whether players' haircuts are appropriate.

    Some match officials in the United Arab Emirates enforce the rules because they are concerned about children copying the styles.

    Asamoah Gyan
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    That was a busy couple of hours wasn't it.

    Just going to let you know what's going on around the rest of the website... 

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    In her own words...

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    Video caption: Carli Lloyd: USA star relishes 'unique opportunity' at Manchester City Women
  18. Lloyd's amazing halfway line goal

    And there's a reason why she's won all those awards. 

  19. Get Involved


    We want to hear your thoughts on the best player in the world Carli Lloyd joining the Women's Super League... 

    Use #bbcsportsday or text 81111

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    Sunderland Ladies goalkeeper Rachael Laws is excited....