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Louise Gwilliam

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  1. Time for tea

    That's all from us today.

    But before you get too teary, we're back at the same time tomorrow of course, 8:00 am sharp.

    Meanwhile the man below continues his quarter-final clash against Philipp Kohlschreiber at the Dubai Championships.

    He's up 6-5 in the first set, so it could be a few hours on that one yet...


    Andy Murray
  2. Today's birthdays

    Before we go, there's just time to wish a happy birthday to....

    Former QPR, Spurs, Portsmouth and West Ham manager Harry Redknapp who turns 70 today.

    Former England Test captain and current director of England cricket Andrew Stauss who is 40.

    Former Europe Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam , who turns 59.

    England cricketer Chris Woakes who is celebrating his 28th birthday.

    Harry Redknapp
  3. European Indoor Championships on the BBC

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    Video caption: European Indoor Championships: Sister, sister! Meet the twins going for gold in Belgrade

    The European Indoor Championships start tomorrow in Belgrade, Serbia and BBC Sport has live coverage on BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TV, the BBC Sport website and app. 

    Here's what to look out for tomorrow:

    Friday, 3 March


    08:15-12:00 on BBC Two (08:15-13:00, Connected TV and online)

    15:00-19:30 on BBC Two, Connected TV and online


    Morning: 3,000m heats at 11:15 - Laura Muir - and 60m hurdles heats at 12:20 - Andrew Pozzi

    Afternoon: 60m hurdles finals at 18:55 and 19:10 - Andrew Pozzi

  4. More from Sean Dyche

    Swansea v Burnley (15:00 GMT Saturday)

    Andre Gray and Sean Dyche

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche , in today's earlier news conference, said that there is nothing he can do to stop other managers coveting his players.

    Defender Michael Keane has attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea, Everton and Leicester but now striker Andre Gray, who has 18 months left on his contract, is said to have piqued the interest of Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham.

    "It's a very different business from 10 years ago. I heard another manager the other day speak completely openly about someone else's player...I couldn't believe what I was hearing.

    "I thought if that was on a phone, it would be an illegal approach. The way it is now, it's just people throwing names around willy-nilly about who they want, who they can get, what their contract situation is.

    "It's not a private business any more. It's just out there. You have to adapt to it and be flexible within it. It's all you can do."

  5. Fans still sceptical of Fifa

    A year on from Gianni Infantino taking over as Fifa president, a new survey shows he has yet to win back the trust of football fans after Sepp Blatter's departure

    Only a quarter of fans globally think that Infantino has restored trust in Fifa, according to the study of 25,000 football fans published by Transparency International. It also found:

    • Only a third think Fifa is actively working against corruption in football
    • 53% do not have confidence in Fifa
    • 43% of supporters disapprove of Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup
    Gianni Infantino
  6. British Cycling sorry for 'failings'

    The head of British Cycling has apologised for "failings" following accusations of bullying and sexism against top-level cyclists.

    Chairman Jonathan Browning said the governing body will be making changes to be more caring to riders.

    "Where there are failings we apologise," Browning told BBC sports editor Dan Roan.

    He added the organisation would also address concerns raised by MPs at a select committee hearing into doping.

    British Cycling
  7. Murray 3-2 Kohlschreiber*

    Dubai Tennis Championships

    This one's staying with serve at the moment.

    Philipp Kohlschreiber is playing some lovely drop shots as he pushes Murray in these opening exchanges.

    But neither player is giving away too much yet.

  8. Kyle Eastmond to miss rest of season

    Wasps centre Kyle Eastmond is out for the rest of this season after tearing his Achilles tendon. 

    Eastmond, 27, who has six England caps, picked up the injury during Wasps' victory over Gloucester four days ago.

    The former rugby league player has undergone surgery and is expected to be sidelined for six months.

    Wasps rugby director Dai Young said: "It is obviously really disappointing for Kyle that he will miss the rest of the season.

    "I really feel for him, because it came at a time when he was really starting to find his feet in this side and get a good run of games under his belt. 

    "The good news is that the operation was as straightforward as it can be with this type of injury, and that Kyle is expected to make a full recovery, hopefully being back ahead of the new season.

  9. Fraser Brown opens up on depression

    Scotland hooker Fraser Brown has spoken about how rugby helped him overcome depression brought about by two years of injury hell.

    "Depression is a very real thing, especially when you're a young player and you've been injured a lot. I found it really difficult for a couple of years trying to battle through that.

    "I ended up going away. I went back home to my Mum and Dad's farm and went down to one of the clubs in Edinburgh and just enjoyed being around the guys, just having fun and playing rugby again.

    "It was a really difficult period of my life but coming through the back of it, I wouldn't be where I am now if I hadn't been through it."

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    Video caption: Fraser Brown talks about battling back from depression
  10. Murray 1-0 Kohlschreiber*

    Dubai Tennis Championships

    The rain has cleared in Dubai and Murray has made a solid start.

    He holds his serve to take the first game of the match.

  11. Carrick testimonial

    Michael Carrick's testimonial launch was interrupted by this guy. 

    We presume he isn't the mysterious manager, but you never know...

  12. Michael Carrick testimonial

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Speaking of his testimonial in June, Manchester United midfielder Carrick said he did not organise the game for pre-season as it was too far in advance to know whether he would still be at the club.

    On his contract situation, he said: "Right now, there is nothing to report."

    He says the testimonial opposition team will be filled with some of the best players he has played against. He has asked everyone from United's 2008 team to play in his side although some are stil professional players and the game on 4 June is the day after the Champions League final.

    Carrick says he knows who the manager will be of the United side but is "not saying".

    Michael Carrick
  13. World Book Day - Your top titles

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    Nigel Pearson:  Zaha From The Madding Crowd

    Charlie: Fifty Shades of Andy Gray

    Pete Smith: The Lion King - Alun Wyn Jones

  14. Murray v Kohlschreiber

    Dubai Tennis Championships

    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray is due up next on court at the Dubai Championships, although the start may be delayed by rain.

    He faces Philipp Kohlschreiber in the quarter-finals and we'll bring you live updates from that over the next hour or so.

    The German has beaten Murray before, back in 2010 at Monte Carlo but the Scottish world number one has four victories against Kohlschreiber under his belt.

  15. Ramsey back in training

    Aaron Ramsey

    Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is back in full training with Arsenal after recovering from a calf injury - news which will delight an entire nation.

    Ramsey, 26, has not played since he limped off in the  Gunners' 2-1 defeat to Watford  on 31 January.

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger earlier confirmed he was back in full training ahead of Saturday's Premier League game against Liverpool. 

    And with Wales' upcoming World Cup qualifier against Republic of Ireland on 24 March, news of 'Rambo's' return will be music to the ears of manager Chris Coleman.

  16. Watford news conference

    Watford v Southampton (15:00 GMT, Saturday)

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  17. 'Sad day to be a Barcelona fan'

    Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola says he is "sad" to hear current boss Luis Enrique will step down at the end of the season, and that the club will miss his "huge personality". 

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    Video caption: Luis Enrique: It's a sad day to be a Barcelona fan - Pep Guardiola
  18. World Book Day - Your top titles

    #bbcsportdsay or text 81111

    Las Vegas:  Herr Hair - Rudi Voller

    Rudi Voller
    Image caption: Former striker Rudi Voller managed the German side that reached the 2002 World Cup final

    Ben Wire:  Gone With the Wind - The Ben Ainslie Story

    Dan Nixon : Tom Brady - Patriots Games

  19. Southampton news conference

    Watford v Southampton (15:00 GMT, Saturday)

    Southampton manager Claude Puel has urged his side to put Southampton's 3-2 EFL Cup final defeat by Manchester United behind them.

    "Our performance showed the quality we can put on the pitch and what we can do against a great team," he said.

    "We need to look forward, not backwards. This is a good game for that."  

    Southampton players after their EFL Cup final defeat