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By Emlyn Begley

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  1. The end

    That's Sportsday over for another day. Thanks for joining us. It all starts again at 08:00 GMT tomorrow.

  2. Doping in Sport

    UK Anti-Doping chief Nicole Sapstead says the lack of investment in tackling drugs cheats is fast becoming a crisis.

    She was speaking after a BBC survey found more than a third (35%) of amateur sports people say they personally know someone who has doped, and 8% said they had taken steroids.

    Half believe performance enhancing substance use is "widespread" among those who play sport competitively.

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    Video caption: State of Sport: Can UKAD do more to tackle doping?
  3. On This Day


    2006: Jamaica's Asafa Powell races clear to win the men's 100m gold at Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

    Asafa Powell
  4. Missing Brady jersey recovered

    He lost his shirt. And now he has it back again.

    The jersey worn by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in last month's Super Bowl has been recovered after apparently being stolen, the NFL has said in a statement.

    Brady's jersey had gone missing during the celebrations after the 39-year-old collected his fourth Super Bowl MVP award, having helped the Patriots rally from a 25-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28.

    That sparked an investigation involving the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, who have recovered the jersey as well as the one worn by Brady in New England's Super Bowl XLIX victory over Seattle in 2015.

    Tom Brady
  5. Get Involved


    Rashida:  Everyone might as well start using enhancement drugs, only way it'll become a level playing field. We cannot cure this plague. 

  6. Sagna ruled out of France matches

    Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna will miss France's games against Luxembourg and Spain with a thigh injury.

    He is replaced in the squad by Lyon right-back Christophe Jallet. 

    Bacary Sagna
  7. On This Day


    2016: Local striker Marcus Rashford became the youngest scorer in the history of the Manchester derby, at the age of 18 years and 141 days, after netting the winner for United in their 1-0 victory over City at the Etihad Stadium. 

    Marcus Rashford
  8. Ledson unsure of play-offs/World Cup clash

    Oxford and England Under-20 midfielder Ryan Ledson says he is unsure if he will be able to play if the U's qualify for the play-offs.

    The Under-20 World Cup starts in South Korea on the same day as the League One play-off final.

    The 19-year-old is the EFL Young Player of the Month for February, having made 28 appearances for United since joining from Everton in the summer.  

    "We'll have to just wait and see what happens," he told BBC Sport. 

    "If we do get to the play-offs and the World Cup overlaps, then me, the club and the FA will have a decision to make and it will be in their hands."  

    Ryan Ledson
  9. On This Day


    2013: Kevin Pietersen was ruled out of England's final Test against New Zealand - and all cricket - for six to eight weeks with a knee injury. Pietersen eventually made his competitive return over three months later in Surrey's County Championship match against Yorkshire.

    Kevin Pietersen
  10. 'Scottish football has become middle class'

    Former Scotland international Andy McLaren says football has become "middle class" and that he would have been "priced out of football" if he was growing up now.

    The 43-year-old former Dundee United winger told BBC Sport: "It's an absolute disgrace that kids are being priced out of football in this country.

    "It's meant to be our national sport. It's meant to be all-inclusive. At the moment it's not.

    "I grew up in Castlemilk, a housing estate on the south side of Glasgow. Up until I was 15, I thought that was the way everybody grew up."

    Read more here. 

    Andy McLaren
  11. Farah doctor summoned to face MPs

    The doctor who gave Sir Mo Farah an infusion of a controversial supplement before his London Marathon debut has been summoned to give evidence to MPs.

    A leaked report from the United States Anti-Doping Agency revealed the four-time Olympic champion received an infusion of L-Carnitine, administered by Dr Robin Chakraverty on the instruction of Farah's American coach Alberto Salazar, before the race in 2014.

    Chakraverty is the former UK Athletics doctor who now works with the England football team.

    A spokesman confirmed that he had been summoned to appear before the Culture, Media and Sport committee on Wednesday, 19 April as part of its ongoing probe into doping in sport.

  12. Happy Birthday

    Dave Beasant (football) - the former Wimbledon and Chelsea goalkeeper turns 58 today (born in 1959).

    Nicky Boje (cricket) - the former Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and South Africa spinner turns 44 today (born in 1973). 

    Fernando Torres (football) - the ex-Liverpool and Chelsea striker, who is now back at his boyhood club Atletico Madrid in Spain, turns 33 today (born in 1984). 

    Keven Mealamu (rugby union) - the New Zealand hooker turns 38 today (born in 1979).

    Paul Merson (football) - the former England and Arsenal midfielder, now a television pundit, turns 49 today (born in 1968). 

    Fernando Torres
  13. Vote results are in: Daly try is your winner

    We asked you earlier what you thought the best try of the Six Nations was. The winner by the tiniest of margins (0.2%) was Elliot Daly's winning touchdown for England against Wales. 

    Jonathan Joseph v Scotland was in second place.

  14. Guy who was on TOWIE might invest in non-league club

    We discussed salt bae earlier (14:29 GMT) and now it's The Only Way is Essex.

    The chairman of non-league Billericay Town has confirmed "there is truth" in reports that former TOWIE (that's short for The Only Way is Essex, yeah?) personality (?) Mark Wright is set to invest in the club. 

    Dan Groves said the "finer points" of a deal which could see Wright, who played for Rushden & Diamonds as well as his TV work, buy 20% of the Blues are yet to be released. 

    The Isthmian League Premier Division club were recently taken over by multi-millionaire Glenn Tamplin.

    Mark Wright
  15. 'Southgate is perfect man for the job'

    Germany v England (19:45 GMT, Wed)

    More from England striker Jermain Defoe: "It feels different coming in as one of the senior lads. You're like a sponge when you come in as a youngster.

    "Now you want to try to help the younger lads. Gareth Southgate has always impressed me. He's been there and done it - played in major tournaments.

    "He's the perfect man for the job."

  16. 'You need to be playing in the Premier League'

    Germany v England (19:45 GMT, Wed)

    Jermain Defoe

    More from England striker Jermain Defoe, 34: "If I do get an opportunity to go to a major tournament, it will be a dream."

    He was asked if he would need to be in the Premier League to be in the squad, with Sunderland in relegation trouble.

    "You have to be playing at the top level. I missed out on a World Cup when I went to Toronto. You probably need to be playing in the Premier League."

  17. Defoe never gave up on England

    Germany v England (19:45 GMT, Wed)

    England striker Jermain Defoe has been talking about being back in the squad at the age of 34.

    "I'd hoped not," he said when asked if he had thought his international career was over.

    "There were times I did think maybe I won't get in. But it didn't stop me from getting my head down and working hard and hope I got a chance to represent my country again.

    "I was getting grief from my team-mates for still having the England flag on my boots."

  18. England's new away kit

    Paul Brooks: England play in white or red. Euro 96 final vs Germany, crowd wore retro red top not grey. So blue a poor commercial decision too.

    England's new away kit
    SMS Message: A blue England shirt? Could this be another one that 'looks better with jeans'? Wasn't that the reason for that grey disaster of a shirt some years ago. There was I thinking that the English flag was red and white. Perhaps I made a mistake. from Anonymous
  19. Brazil questioned over Olympic legacy

    Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Brazilian athletes face an uncertain future little more than six months after the jamboree that was Rio 2016.

    BBC reporter Wyre Davies has been in Brazil to find out exactly what the legacy has been from last year's Olympics.

    "Arenas where medals were won and lost are now little more than warehouses," he says.

    "Venues that should have been dismantled and rebuilt as schools elsewhere in the city are untouched. If there is a legacy here, it's not the one those who campaigned for Rio to win the Games had expected."

    Read more here and watch the video below.

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    Video caption: What has happened to the Rio Olympic venues?
  20. Salt bae and more...

    BBC Three have done their review of the weekend's football on social media. Read it here.

    It includes a mention of 'salt bae', which even after googling I don't understand. Let's put it in the dab column of things I don't get.

    Mr Burns