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Sir Alex Ferguson on BBC Radio 5 live: "What David Moyes is doing at Everton is miraculous. I think the next Manchester United manager has to be someone with experience."
Sir Alex Ferguson on BBC Radio 5 live: "If my health holds up, I'm sure another two or three years won't harm me. If I get to a stage when I'm not enjoying it then that will be it. I'm sure there will be another role for me at United when I retire."
Sir Alex Ferguson on BBC Radio 5 live: "As I said in my press conference, if I am asked to be England manager I will give my answer on 1 April. I think Harry Redknapp should be the next England manager. It's a very difficult job and you need someone who's done their time at club level and is good with the press. Harry's good with the press."
Sir Alex Ferguson on BBC Radio 5 live: "Rio Ferdinand is a really important figure at the club and great with the younger players. But I've had to tell him he's not the player he used to be and that he can't expect to be. I said "You've had the back injuries and you need to take care of that," and he has. He does yoga now and has taken a step back. He's in as good form as ever now."
Sir Alex Ferguson on BBC Radio 5 live: "Gascoigne was the one that got away."
Sir Alex Ferguson on BBC Radio 5 live: "I would love to have signed Paul Gascoigne. I think I could have done something with him, he's the one real world star England have produced. Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard have come close but they don't have the genius of Gascoigne. He could have played for Brazil."
Sir Alex Ferguson on BBC Radio 5 live: "I used to get really mad with my players but now I've changed. I'm not like that."
Sir Alex Ferguson on BBC Radio 5 live: "There's nothing wrong with losing your temper. I get a lot of things out of my system on the day of a game, but the next day I've forgotten about it. I've had some strong characters in my teams over the years - Robson, Bruce, Ince, Keane - and I think most managers like to see some of themself in their players, and I'm a bit like that."
Sir Alex Ferguson on BBC Radio 5 live: "I normally watch a game a night on TV. Thursday used to be my night off from watching football."
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will be speaking to DJ Spoony on BBC Radio 5 live from 1900 GMT. Listen live here.
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Don Small on Twitter: "Chris Nicholl scoring all 4 goals in a 2-2 draw playing for Aston Villa vs Leicester city in 1976!!" #bbcsportsday
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Will Garwood on Twitter: "Best own goal has to be Lee Dixon's lovely chip from about 30 yards against Coventry in 1991." #bbcsportsday
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Tom Meechan on Twitter: "Best own goal has to be Chris Brass for Bury kicking the ball into his own face and breaking his nose in the process!" #bbcsportsday
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Ruan Telfer on Twitter: "Best own goal was carl jenkinson's superb volley-lob against Koln, superb touch and skill!" #bbcsportsday
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We've been asking you to tweet us your favourite all-time own goals. We've had some fantastic responses so keep them coming after Brighton became the first side in FA Cup history to score three own goals, on their way to a 6-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield . Tweet us with the hashtag #bbcsportsday
Chelsea have arrived in Naples ahead of their crucial Champions League game, and Andre Villas-Boas is bullish about his side's chances. "We're still confident we can do well in the Champions League and FA Cup," he has just told a press conference in Italy. "I wouldn't have moved if I didn't feel confident I could take this challenge through."
Britons Elena Baltacha and Heather Watson fall at the first hurdle at the Memphis International, with Baltacha losing 6-1 6-2 to Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands and Watson following soon after with a 6-2 6-3 defeat by Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson.
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Belfast Giants coach Doug Christiansen is hoping to land some silverware as the Elite League season approaches its climax. He talks about his team's chances of landing some end-of-season silverware, and the challenge they face from nearest rivals Sheffield Steelers.
Five-time Olympian Mark Foster tells BBC Sport he will not represent Great Britain at a sixth Olympic Games, despite admitting he would give up his five previous experiences "for one shot to be at London".
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Former Leeds manager Simon Grayson has signed a three-and-a-half year contract at rivals Huddersfield following the sacking of Lee Clark last week.
Australia's double TT winner Cameron Donaldis to compete in the lightweight class at the 2012 event. The 34-year-old from Melbourne will ride a high-spec ER6 Kawasaki for Mick Charnock's DC Coldplaning team in the three-lap Senior race day event.
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Winger Tim Visser has signed a new deal with Edinburgh that will keep him at Murrayfield for another three years. The 24-year-old was already committed to staying on until 2013 under his previous contract but has now been secured until 2015.
Former Chelsea, West Ham and Portsmouth manager Avram Grantgives his backing to Harry Redknapp to be the next England manager, saying the FA "will not find better" than the Tottenham boss to fill the vacancy left by Fabio Capello.
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Glasgow announce the signing of Tonga forward Viliami Ma'afu. The 29-year-old will join Warriors in the summer from Japanese side Mitsubishi after previously playing for New Zealand Super Rugby side, the Blues.
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Hull FC confirm that loose forward Joe Westermanis facing a three-month spell on the sidelines after injuring his shoulder against London Broncos. Westerman suffered an unfortunate dislocated shoulder as he crossed for a try during the first-half of Sunday's 22-14 win at the KC Stadium.
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Glasgow stand-off Ruaridh Jackson has been added to Scotland's RBS 6 Nations squad ahead of Sunday's clash with France after his return from injury. Jackson was left out the pool for the opening defeats against England and Wales after suffering a hamstring injury in early January.
Burton Albion manager Paul Peschisolido tells BBC Midlands Late Kick-Off that the emergency loan window should be scrapped.
Bury have signed West Brom striker Lateef Elford-Alliyuon loan for the rest of the season. The 19-year-old has previously had loan spells at Icelandic side Keflavik, Hereford and two stints at Tranmere.
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Great Britain have qualified their maximum quote of two places in the women's 10m individual platform event at the London Olympics after Monique Gladding and Stacie Powell secured semi-final berths at the World Cup event in London. Great Britain will not name their divers for the Games until June, but Powell told BBC Sport they had given themselves an excellent opportunity: "We were just pleased with our performance and to get up there and we've both been out injured for most of the last year, so to get out there in front of that crowd was amazing and we've proved ourselves and are looking forward to 2012."
Wales coach Osian Roberts says it is "imperative" that Craig Bellamy remains part of the national squad beyond next week's Gary Speed Memorial Match against Costa Rica. Roberts said: "I hope it's not his last game. There has been no indication that it will be. The players all look up to him, he is the ultimate professional. Craig has to make the right decision for himself and hopefully he has the goal, the same as ours, to get to Brazil in 2014."
The World Cup is doubling as the test event for London's Aquatics Centre - Great Britain's Nick Robinson-Baker and Chris Mears became the first GB athletes to compete at the venue. "We got the first dive off and then we started to calm down a bit," Robinson-Baker tells BBC Sport.
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We've been asking you to tweet us your favourite all-time own goals, we've had some fantastic responses so keep them coming after Brighton became the first side in FA Cup history to score three own goals, on their way to a 6-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield. Tweet us with the hashtag #bbcsportsday
Matt Gray on Twitter: The king of Own Goals, Frank Sinclair. 2 Own goals in 3 games costing Leicester a draw at Arsenal and a win vs Chelsea. #bbcsportsday
James Cattell on Twitter:#bbcsportsday How about Alan Smith's bicycle kick into his own net vs Wolves in the 02/03 season? Best goal I saw at the Molineux all season
Christopher Randell on Twitter: What about Gordon Strachan dancing the ball over his own line in the 92 Charity Shield? #bbcsportsday
Peter Taylor on Twitter:#bbcsportsday It has to be Tony Popovic's wonderful flick at Crystal Palace against Portsmouth in the Premier League in 2004!
Dave Tonks on Twitter:#bbcsportsday Best ever own goal - Jonathan Woodgate Real Madrid debut. Also got sent off LEGEND.
Asamoah Gyanwill make his Ghana return in June, says the country's FA vice-president Jordan Anagbla. Gyan 'indefinitely' quit the Black Stars on Saturday, frustrated at the abuse suffered after his missed penalty in an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final.
Brian Magee successfully defended his WBA interim super-middleweight belt as he stopped Denmark's Rudy Markussen in five rounds on Saturday night. Magee floored his opponent in the fifth, delivering a fierce left hook to the body. The 36-year-old hopes the victory will earn him another crack at one of the major world super-middleweight belts.
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Leeds Rhinos and England forward Jamie Jones-Buchananhas been ruled out for 10 to 12 weeks following an operation on his knee on Monday. It was hoped the keyhole surgery would only rule the forward out for a couple of weeks however the extent of the damage to the knee was worse than first feared.
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The British Boxing Board of Control has called Dereck Chisora to appear before the Stewards of the BBBC on Wednesday under Regulation 25 (misconduct) with regard to his behaviour prior, during and after his contest for the World Boxing Council Heavyweight Championship against Vitali Klitschko on Saturday night.
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Bradford back row forward James Donaldson is facing a six-month lay-off after scans revealed he has a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. The 20-year-old Donaldson, who missed six months of the 2010 season with a similar injury, damaged his knee in the win at Castleford eight days go and will undergo surgery later this week.
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Braehead Clan stormed into the top half of the Elite League table following a weekend double over Coventry Blaze. There were three points of a difference between the teams coming into the weekend and Jade Galbraith got the home side of to a flyer, finishing from close range.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson feels he has another two or three years left in the job but would only retire on the back of a success. "I think you always want to go out on a winning note," said Ferguson. "Hopefully we can do that. I don't know how long I can last now but if my health stays up I don't think another two or three years would harm me any."
Accrington Stanley announce David Lloydhas agreed to join the club's board as a non-executive director. David, also known as "Bumble", played for Accrington Stanley before his celebrated cricket career saw him captain Lancashire and represent England.
Dereck Chisora statement: "Following the extensive media coverage that my WBC World Heavyweight title challenge against Vitali Klitschko in Munich at the weekend has attracted, I feel I must wholeheartedly apologise for my part in the regretable scenes both before and after what was to be the biggest night of my career."
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Huddersfield utility player Tommy Lee will appear in front of the Rugby Football League's disciplinary committee on Tuesday after being charged with a high tackle. The former Hull and Wakefield half-back or loose forward was placed on report by referee Phil Bentham for the challenge on Warrington stand-off Lee Briersduring the Giants' 32-22 Super League defeat on Saturday.
The Football Association have launched a campaign to stamp out homophobic abuse in football. The FA's Brendon Batson, Former Liverpool defender John Scales and Wales' Ady Williams discuss the issue in the Wembley dressing room.
Rochdale manager John Coleman tells BBC Radio Manchester despite winning two of his first three games in charge, the club still has a long way to go to to avoid relegation.
Britons Elena Baltacha and Heather Watson are under way in their opening matches at the Memphis International, with Baltacha up against Michaella Krajicek and Watson taking on Sofia Arvidsson - a potential Fed Cup opponent when GB meet Sweden in April.
Bury manager Richie Barker tells BBC Radio Manchester although they are ahead of schedule with their current points total, the Shakers must improve on their recent form.
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Former Torquay and Chester boss Keith Curlehas been appointed as the new manager of Notts County.
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Defiant Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill says a top-two Premiership finish is still on after the late win at Saracens, report BBC Radio Leicestershire.
Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams tells BBC Radio Teeshe is delighted to sign a new four-and-a-half-year deal with the club.
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BBC Sport's Richard Conway on Twitter:David Haye statement: If requested he would "happily assist the boxing authorities with any investigation they wish to launch."
Macclesfield manager Gary Simpson tells BBC Radio Manchester that everyone at the club has to stick together after losing seven games in a row.
Northampton manager Aidy Boothroyd tells BBC Radio Northampton that his new signing, loan goalkeeper Matt Duke, has 'the right character'.
Wigan have announced a net loss of £7.2m for the year to May 2011 - £4m greater than the deficit in the previous 12 months. Wages were the largest expenditure - up £500,000 to £39.9m, accounting for 78% of the club's £50.5m turnover.
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John Dyer on Twitter: Check out Chris Brass own goal for Bury vs Darlington, 17th Jan 2006, he broke his nose doing it! #bbcsportsday
Stan Barker on Twitter: Can't believe no one has mentioned Chris Brass. Worst failed clearance ever + he broke his nose doing it! Insult and injury... #bbcsportsday
Ben Wood on Twitter: Chris Brass own goal playing for Bury against Darlington. Ended up with a broken nose!! Funniest own goal ever #bbcsportsday
Dave McPhee on Twitter: #bbcsportsday Best OG is Gary Sprake of Leeds throwing the ball in his own net at the Kop end at Anfield.
Andy Bailey on Twitter: #bbcsportsday Steve Walsh lobbing Kasey Keller from fully 20 yards at Highbury. Think that was the winner in a 2-1 game. #lcfc love an OG!
Crewe manager Steve Davis tells BBC Radio Stoke he is looking for his team to use the next two home games to boost their chances of making the play-offs.
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has praised Sulley Muntari following his debut for the Italian league leaders. The Ghanaian scored in his first match, as Milan beat Cesena 3-0 to return to the top of Serie A.
Staffordshire pole vaulter Steve Lewis tells BBC Radio Stoke that he is capable of winning an Olympic medal at London 2012.
Gus Poyet hopes people will believe him now when he says Brighton are not ready for the Premier League. Poyet has presided over an eye-catching rise of the Seagulls and they were unbeaten in 2012 until Sunday's FA Cup trip to Liverpool. "People thought I was being negative. Now maybe they will say I was right," said Poyet. "There has been a lot of excitement because we are doing all right but we are not ready."
Manager Michael O'Neill has praised Aaron Hughesfor recommitting himself to the Northern Ireland cause less than six months after announcing his international retirement. "Getting Aaron in for this game wasn't a top priority, the top priority was having Aaron available in September for the start of the qualification games," O'Neill said. "But he made it clear that he wanted to be back in from the start. That is a testament to what Aaron is like as a character."
Qatar says it will send women athletes to the Olympics for the first time at this year's London Games. Sheik Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, the general secretary of the Qatar Olympic Committee, says the IOC has offered Qatar wild card invitations for two female athletes to compete in London - swimmer Nada Arkaji and sprinter Noor al-Malki.
Great Britain's Dan Purvis narrowly missed a surprise medal as Kohei Uchimurawon a record third consecutive World Gymnastics men's all-around gold.
Stoke have lodged an appeal against Rory Delap's red card for a challenge on Crawley defender David Huntin their FA Cup clash on Sunday.
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Jersey scrum-half Dave McCormackhas hailed the island side's mental toughness after their 13-11 win away at Sedgley Park in National One. The island side trailed until Ross Broadfoot's penalty with 14 minutes to go as they recorded their 17th successive win.
Four-times major winner Phil Mickelson has climbed back into the top 10 of the world rankings for the first time in almost five months. The American left-hander moved up from 11th to ninth in the rankings after following his victory at the Pebble Beach National pro-am two weeks ago by finishing in a tie for second place at the Northern Trust Open in California.
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After Brighton became the first side in FA Cup history to score three own goals, on their way to a 6-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield, we want to hear about your favourite own goals. Whether it's Djimi Traore's effort at Burnley against Liverpool in the FA Cup or Lee Dixon's beautiful lob against Coventry, we want to hear about it. Tweet us your thoughts #bbcsportsday.
Dan Hearson on Twitter: Best own goal has to be the Lee Dixon lob. Even RVP would've loved to score one like that. #bbcsportsday
Garreth Frank on Twitter: Lee Dixon's delightful 30-yard lob against Coventry, beating Seaman a la Ronaldinho - must be considered a truly top own goal #BBCSportsday
Rich Crowton on Twitter:#bbcsportsday Lee Dixon's own goal, turning and lobbing David Seaman against Coventry in 1991! My all time favourite!
Phil Murfet on Twitter: Best O.G I remember was @LeeDixon2 lobbing @thedavidseaman from almost the halfway line. #bbcsportsday
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England interim coach Stuart Lancaster looks set to play Manu Tuilagi in the Wales game in the Six Nations. The Leicester centre is back in the England squad after recovering from a hamstring injury and being warned and fined by the RFU after jumping from a ferry following England's World Cup defeat to France back in October. Lancaster told BBC Radio 5 live: "It's nice having people like him [Tuilagi] coming back into the equation. He brings an awful lot of impact and power to the game so it'll be an interesting decision coming up but I certainly think he'll be playing some part in the game."
GB cycling chief Dave Brailsford was in upbeat mood after the team topped the medals table at the track World Cup over the weekend, but he says there is plenty more work to be done ahead of this summer's Olympic Games. "The Europeans last year weren't great but we're now moving forward really well again." And after having doubts about allowing Britain's rivals the chance to try out the Olympic track, he admitted: "I think got that wrong - I think we've benefited more than other nations, so I hold my hands up to that one."
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Former Lincoln City director Chris Travers says greater consultation was needed over a recent £500,000 investment in the club. He believes the way it was done, involving forming a holding company, could make the club unattractive to other potential investers.
BBC Sport's Nick Hope on Twitter: "GB's @ToniaCouch qualified an Olympic place (9th at Worlds). @moniquegladding or Stacie Powell need a top 18 place finish to grab another."
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Rishi Seedher on Twitter: "Ian Dowie's power header into his own net is a favourite of mine. Really looked like he meant it."
3 for 3 on Twitter: Iain Dowie for West Ham v Stockport in the League Cup. Bullet header!
Lewis Dunn on Twitter: "Iain Dowie's own goal against Stockport playing for West Ham, a headed goal of the finest quality."
Rick Trimble on Twitter: "Surely Iain Dowie's bullet header own goal against Stockport in the League Cup in '97. He thought he was at the other end!"
British boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora are suspected of committing offences that could carry prison sentences following their Munich brawl, German prosecutors told BBC Sport.
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BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: "News of coughing in Paul Nicholls stables 3 weeks before #CheltFest clearly not ideal; says will 'leave no stone unturned' in horses prep."
World number one and defending champion Luke Donald will face triple major winner Ernie Els in the first round of this week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. In the pick of the other matches Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano will play Tiger Woods while world number two Rory McIlroy launches his campaign against South African George Coetzee.
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Following the death of Robbie Millward on Sunday, the family have issued the following statement. "On behalf of all our family, we would like to thank everybody for their kind messages of support, especially the Rugby League family from both the UK and Australia. The messages have been of comfort in this time of great sadness. Robbie was a healthy young boy who died from a condition called sudden adult death syndrome, which comprises of a massive heart attack; the sudden nature of his death is making it even harder for us to deal with." Castleford Tigers have granted coach Ian Millward compassionate leave.
Stockport County have been given a welcome boost after the owners of their ground - Edgeley Park - agreed to waive their rent for six months. In a statement County chairman Lord Peter Snape said: "Cheshire Sports has suspended payment of all stadium occupancy costs for a number of months. This support is to the sum of £75,000 and will help alleviate the cash constraints being felt by the club."
Ghana star Asamoah Gyan will take an "indefinite break" from international football. The 26-year-old was subjected to abuse following a penalty in the Black Stars' 1-0 defeat to Zambia in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals earlier this month. He has said "I never fully recovered from the 2010 World Cup and now the 2012 [Africa Cup of Nations]," but hopes he will "come back bigger and mentally stronger".
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Frank Sinclair was leading the poll on the best own goal but there has been a surge in tweets mentioning Jamie Pollock's superb effort past his own keeper for Manchester City. Keep your tweets coming in #bbcsportsday.
Tony Gelsthorpe on Twitter: "Jamie Pollock for man city, helped him to get QPR player of year and city relegated!"
Alex Parry on Twitter: "Jamie Pollock for city against qpr has to be up there.a wonderfully executed finish (past his own keeper )"
Will Carter on Twitter: "The one and only Jamie Pollock's gazza impression at the wrong end for me"
Joe on Twitter: "Best own goal ever must be Jamie Pollock's that relegated Man City and kept QPR up - was genius"
Az K on Twitter: "Jamie Pollock, it was actually very skillful, shame it was against his own players!"
British diver Chris Mears is hoping they can use the pressure from the crowd to spur them on when they take their place in the 3m springboard final. "For the first dive there are always nerves and when I heard the crowd roar at the beginning I could feel the pressure, but we can use that to our advantage, we're used to it now and will come back stronger in the final," he said. China's world champions Kai Qin and Yutong Luo will start as clear favourites for the evening session, which begins at 19:00 GMT, having scored over 25 more points than their closest rivals from Canada earlier today.
Froch added: "The way Chisora behaved before the fight with the Klitschkos, who are both really classy gentleman - to slap Vitali at the weigh-in and then to spit at Wladimir in the ring - is disgusting and obscene and totally out of order."
Former two-time super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live on the weekend's events in Munich. He said: "Chisora will probably end up getting a ban. The British Boxing Board of Control have still got to have a hearing. Maybe the board won't be able to discipline Haye because he hasn't got a license".
Middlesbrough confirm that Australian star Rhys Williams has signed a new four-and-half-year deal with the club. The 23-year-old had 18 months left on his previous contract but Boro were keen to extend his deal after he attracted plenty of interest and a bid from Bolton during the January transfer window.
Bournemouth defender Stephen Purches has undergone successful surgery on his broken leg. The 32-year-old broke his tibia and fibula during Saturday's League One clash at Rochdale. He is now set to return to the south coast following the operation and will begin rehabilitation.
BBC Radio Wales commentator Edward Bevan on Twitter: "Aussie selector says "Ponting retirement from all Test cricket is a possibility" Presser tonight." The press conference will take place at midnight UK time.
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The RFL has extended its condolences to Castleford Tigers coach Ian Millward and the Millward family following the tragic death of his 19-year-old son Robbie on Sunday. "On behalf of the whole Rugby League community I would like to express our deepest sympathy to Ian, his family and Robbie's friends at this terrible news," said RFL Chairman Richard Lewis.
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Frank Sinclair's coming in for a fair bit of stick on Twitter as you recall your favourite own goals. Here are a selection of your tweets but keep them coming at #bbcsportsday.
Sunil Parmar on Twitter: "Frank Sinclair 35 yards passing back vs M'boro. Frank Sinclair sideways headers vs Arsenal & Chelsea. Spot the theme..."
Ben Strudley on Twitter: "Frank Sinclair's own goal from the half way line was special. Frank also stuck a fair few others in his own net."
Joel Willis on Twitter: "Frank Sinclair's 30 yard belter of an OG against Ian Walker has to get a mention!"
BBC Sport Olympic reporter Nick Hope on Twitter: "GB divers @ChrisMears93 & @NickRB 10th & through to tonight's 3m springboard final."
League Two side Macclesfield Town are set to sign Bury defender Ben Futcher on loan. The 6ft 7ins centre half has just completed a similar deal with Blue Square Bet Premier side Telford United.
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We've had plenty of suggestions for the best own goals, keep them coming at #bbcsportsday.
Zak Harvey on Twitter: "Tony Popovic's own goal v Portsmouth was a handy finish!"
Felix Mulderrig on Twitter: "Djimi Traore's perfectly executed Maradona turn into his own net is a personal favourite as a Burnley fan!"
Sunderland winger James McClean has been called up by the Republic of Ireland for next week's friendly against the Czech Republic.
Petra Kvitova's hope of challenging for the world number one spot took another blow after she was forced to retire for a second tournament in a row. The Czech Republic player has not recovered sufficiently from a virus to compete at the Dubai Open which starts today.
Gillingham have announced that their 37 year old former Millwall and Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence, and striker Dennis Oli, are both available for loan and that their contracts will not be renewed at the end of the season.
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After Brighton became the first side in FA Cup history to score three own goals, on their way to a 6-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield, we want to hear about your favourite own goals. A few that spring to mind include Citizen AA defender Festus Baise who netted with a spectacular scorpion kick, Lauren's superb solo run and strike into his own net for Arsenal against Manchester City and Chris Brass' unfortunate strike for Bury against Darlington. Tweet us your thoughts #bbcsportsday.
Richard Caborn, the president of the Amateur Boxing Association of England, has described the scenes that followed the Chisora, Klitschko fight as "absolutely disgraceful" and said that they threatened "immense damage" to the amateur game. He is now calling on the British Boxing Board of Control to review their rules on how the professional sport conducts itself.
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Football is War on Twitter: "Fergie would be a great referee he seems to know more than the rest put together!"
Gavin Jugg on Twitter: "Sir Alex should become a watchmaker. Make the world's first watch that adds time when you need it the most."
League One side Notts County are set to appoint Keith Curle as their new manager on Monday afternoon, BBC Nottingham understands. The Magpies sacked Martin Allen following Saturday's defeat against Hartlepool.
Simon Grayson is set to be named as the new manager of Huddersfield Town, BBC Sport understands.
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Champion trainer Paul Nicholls, whose yard includes double Gold Cup winner Kauto Star, has admitted he is concerned about sickness at his stables with the Cheltenham Festival just over three weeks away. Nicholls has cancelled a Festival media day on Wednesday, and said: "We have several horses coughing and my first priority is to the owners in my yard. It is my duty to leave no stone unturned now as we prepare for the last three weeks before the Festival."
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Veteran jockey Richard Hills has announced he will end his 33-year riding career next month. The 49-year-old will race for the last time at the Dubai World Cup on 31 March.
Michael O'Neill has named his first Northern Ireland squad, with former captain Aaron Hughes of Fulham the standout name in a party of 24, having been persuaded to reverse his retirement. Northern Ireland host Norway at Windsor Park on 29 February.
The British Boxing Board of Control is going to investigate thebehaviour of Dereck Chisora prior, during and after his fight against Vitali Klitschko on Saturday. A statement read: "The Stewards will be considering Mr Chisora under Regulation 25 (misconduct) and a further statement will be issued once the Stewards have decided on what action will be taken. With regard to Mr. David Haye, Mr. Haye is not a licensed Boxer with the British Boxing Board of Control and therefore no longer under the jurisdiction of the British Boxing Board of Control."
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Ben Cullen on Twitter:"Maybe Sir Alex should release his own hair-dyers. I can see it now "The Treatments" #bbcsportsday
Josh Crocker on Twitter: "Sir Alex should bring out his own brand of chewing gum when he retires." #bbcsportsday
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Should the British Boxing Board of Control ban Dereck Chisora and David Haye from fighting again following their brawl in Munich? Will former Australia captainRicky Ponting retire from the one-day game after being dropped? And just what alternative career should Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson embark upon once he retires? His wife has suggested milkman. Tweet us your thoughts #bbcsportsday.
Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew and Blackpool winger Matt Phillips have been called into the Scotland squad for the friendly against Slovenia on 29 February. Philips is set to make his debut, having represented England at Under-19 and Under-20 level.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is keeping tabs on 17-year-old Ajax midfielder Viktor Fischer, according to the Manchester Evening News.
BBC Sport Olympic reporter Nick Hope on Twitter:"The divers have just been introduced to the crowd & we're almost ready for the first ever competition at London's Aquatics Centre #dwclondon."
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With the Six Nations taking a week off, former England centre Jeremy Guscott is waiting to answer your questions on a weekend of domestic action. Send your questions in and Jerry will answer a selection later this week.
Ferguson added: "If you look at English goalkeepers of the last 20 years, Joe Hart's easily the best." Hart, 24, joined United's rivals Manchester City from Shrewsbury in 2006.
In an extended interview with BBC Radio 5 live, scheduled for broadcast from 1900 GMT on Monday evening, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed, among other things: "I could've signed Joe Hart for £100,000. We all make mistakes."
The Football Association is using a new anti-homophobia in football film to launch itsaction plan on homophobiaat Wembley Stadium. The BBC news channel will have updates from the launch at lunchtime.
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Gurjeet Johal on Twitter:"Pointing should call time now. Best ODI moment, 140 n.o, 2003 world cup final. Not so fond memory for me an India supporter!" #bbcsportsday
However, Warren went on to defend the sport, adding: "Boxing serves a purpose, it gives some people direction in life, gives them self-respect and allows people to use a talent they have in a positive way and to make a better life for themselves."
Dereck Chisora's promoter Frank Warren toldBBC Radio 5 live he would not want to promote a potential bout between his fighter and David Haye after their brawl in Munich. "I don't feel I could do that. What happened at the press conference was barbaric," he said.
0925: RUGBY LEAGUE
Castleford head coach Ian Millward is on compassionate leave following the sudden death of his son Robbie at the age of 19. A club statement said: "Robbie was taken ill at his home in Leigh on Sunday morning and was then rushed to Bolton Hospital where he died later in the evening."
Niall Quinn has revealed he has left Sunderland in order to return to Ireland to concentrate on his family and business interests outside football.
The Football Association is responsible for a climate of homophobia in the game, former NBA basketball player John Amaechi has told BBC Sport.
Former Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has decided to step down from his role as director of international development at the club.
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Jordan Thomson on Twitter: "Sir Alex should become the voice of speaking clock when he retires. At least we'd then know what 'Fergie Time' actually is!"
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's wife says he should become a milkman when he retires - tweet us your thoughts on an alternative career #bbcsportsday.
Is Ricky Ponting's one-day career coming to a close? The 37-year-old Australian has been dropped after scoring just 18 runs in five innings in the current triangular series against India and Sri Lanka. The batsman, who has scored more than 13,000 runs in the one-day format, is considering his future. Tweet us at #sportsday with your favourite one-day Ponting moments and let us know if you think he should quit.
Great Britain's divers will be among the first athletes to compete at the Olympic Aquatics Centre when they take part in this week'sDiving World Cup.Former world champion Tom Daley and 2004 Olympic silver medallist Pete Waterfield will compete in London in an event featuring 44 nations. It also gives Britain a final chance to secure Olympic places in the four disciplines not yet qualified for. Follow BBC Sport Olympic reporter Nick Hope on Twitter for the latest updates.
Performance director Dave Brailsford believes Great Britain's track cycling team can improveon their display at the World Cup in London. GB won seven medals out of 10 Olympic events - four gold, one silver and two bronze - at London's Olympic Velodrome. Brailsford said: "There is definitely an improvement to come."
In his latest column for the BBC Sport website, analyst Chris Boardman has been giving his thoughts on the weekend's track cycling World Cup meeting at the London Olympic Velodrome and says that Sir Chris Hoy should be allowed to defend the three Olympic titles he won in Beijing.
The former WBC Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch has admitted prolonging a title fight to enable members of his family to benefit financially. The British Boxing Board of Control said it would speak to Froch about the event.
Arsene Wenger has reached the lowest point in his 16-year reign as Arsenal manager, according to Emmanuel Petit, who won the Premier League and FA Cup double under the Frenchman in the 1997-98 season. Petit also says it would be "the biggest mistake" if Wenger was sacked.
BBC Radio 5 live cricket reporterAlison Mitchell on Twitter: "Ricky Ponting: captain last week, dropped this week, now considering his future. At least selectors have been clear why they left him out."
Dereck Chisora's promoter Frank Warren says he understands David Haye has now returned to the UK. The Metropolitan Police have confirmed to the BBC that they have not yet had any contact from German police who want to question Haye.
British Boxing Board of Control General Secretary Robert Smith has told BBC Radio 5 live Dereck Chisora and David Hayecould face life bans after their brawl in Munich. The pair clashed at the post-fight press conference following Chisora's loss to Vitali Klitschko. "A life ban is a possibility", Smith said. "They could fine, they could suspend, they could withdraw a licence, but let's get there first before we speculate on what to do."
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Sir Alex Ferguson has told BBC Radio 5 live that he wants another "two or three years" as manager of Manchester United. He also says his wife is keen for him to remain active and has even suggested he becomes a milkman when he steps down as boss. What role do you think Ferguson should take on, either at Old Trafford or away from football - tweet us your thoughts at #bbsportsday.
0800: FOOTBALL GOSSIP
Morning everyone. As usual, we start with three snippets from the gossip column.
Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane is considering returning to Aston Villa in the summer. (Daily Mirror)
Lille midfielder Eden Hazard is one of Tottenham's top summer transfer targets, manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed. (Metro)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be given a £55m transfer kitty to rebuild the side in the summer. (Daily Mail)