Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite and Jamie Strickland

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Goodnight all

    Right, you can stick a fork in this edition of Sportsday because we are done.

    Thanks as always for your company and contributions throughout the day.

    We'll be back tomorrow at 08:00 GMT. See you then.

  2. Hampden pitch to be replaced ahead of final

    Football

    Hampden Park pitch

    The much-criticised Hampden pitch will be ripped up and replaced before next month's Scottish League Cup final.

    The surface was described as "shocking" by Celtic captain Scott Brown after it cut up badly during his side's semi-final win over Rangers on 1 February. But it cannot be repaired and will have to be replaced in time for Celtic's final clash with Dundee United on 15 March.

    The turf was recently laid after the stadium was converted back into a football ground following its temporary status as an athletics venue during the Commonwealth Games.

  3. De Bruyne fined over outburst

    Football

    Kevin De Bruyne

    Wolfsburg former Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been fined 20,000 euros by the German football federation for a foul-mouthed outburst at a ball boy in a Bundesliga game at Eintracht Frankfurt last week.

    The Belgium international demanded the ball for a quick throw-in in an expletive-laden order picked up by stadium microphones.

    De Bruyne has apologised to the ball boy.

  4. Batsman Cooper joins Somerset

    Cricket

    Somerset have signed Australian batsman Tom Cooper for the 2015 county season.

    The 28-year-old plays state cricket for South Australia, but has also appeared in 23 one-day internationals and 15 Twenty20 games for the Netherlands.

    "He is a highly regarded batsman with a really good track record in all forms of the game and will be a great addition to our squad," director of cricket Matthew Maynard told the Somerset website.

  5. Cavendish unlikely to make Rio - Sutton

    Cycling

    British cycling chief Shane Sutton believes time has probably run out for Mark Cavendish to return to the track for the 2016 Olympics.

    Cavendish was considering competing in the omnium in Rio but opportunities are running out for the 29-year-old - who has largely focused on road racing in recent years - to acquire the necessary qualification points.

    Mark Cavendish

    "I would say Cav is a no. We would have opened the door to Cav, of course," said Sutton. "He can do anything technically, he has been world champion on the track and the greatest road sprinter of all time.

    "But unfortunately I think it is the end of the road for Cav. I think he has made his decision not to entertain it."

  6. 5 live Sport

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Tonight's 5 live Sport with Mark Chapman from 19:00 GMT features the Monday Night Club, as John Motson, Steve Claridge and journalist Amy Lawrence discuss the latest football issues, and there will be an interview with former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes, now in charge at Real Sociedad.

    From 21:00 GMT there will be an edition of Tuffers and Vaughan, which will announce the Greatest ODI XI, that Sportsday viewers have been voting for recently. Michael Vaughan, Ashley Giles and former Australia bowler Jason Gillespie will assess cricketing matters ahead of the World Cup starting on Saturday.

  7. Fabregas to return for Chelsea

    Football

    Cesc Fabregas

    Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is likely to be back for the Premier League home game with Everton on Wednesday after missing two matches with a hamstring problem.

    "I think he plays on Wednesday because on Saturday it was a decision to protect him," manager Jose Mourinho told Chelsea's website.

  8. Figo among four candidates approved for Fifa presidential election

    Football

    Figo

    Portugal great Luis Figo is one four candidates approved by Fifa for this year's presidential election.

    Fifa's election oversight panel validated the proposed candidacies of four-term president Sepp Blatter, Fifa vice-president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, Michael van Praag of the Netherlands, and former Real Madrid and Barcelona star Figo.

    The election will be held on 29 May, with voting by 209 Fifa member federations at their congress in Zurich.

    A Fifa statement said: "Each of them underwent an integrity check by the investigatory chamber of the independent ethics committee."

  9. Barnsley extend Pearson loan spell

    Football

    Manchester United midfielder Ben Pearson has extended his loan spell at Barnsley for a further month until 8 March.

    "It's no secret that we are big admirers of him and I'm sure there are many other clubs that are the same," assistant manager Chris Hutchings told BBC Radio Sheffield.

  10. Rugby runaways

    Rugby Union

    Benon Kizza and Philip Pariyo played for the Uganda Sevens team
    Image caption: Benon Kizza and Philip Pariyo played for the Uganda Sevens team

    BBC Wales: Two Ugandan rugby players who disappeared after coming to compete in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last year are playing for a small Cardiff team.

    Benon Kizza and Philip Pariya claimed asylum and were housed near St Peter's Rugby Club in Roath.

  11. Van Gaal granted charge deadline extension

    Football

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Louis van Gaal

    "Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been granted a 24-hour extension to the deadline to respond to a Football Association disrepute charge.

    "This is regarded as normal procedure by the FA. He now has until 18:00 GMT on Tuesday to respond.

    "On Friday, Van Gaal said he intended to contest the charge, which relates to comments he made after the FA Cup fourth-round tie at Cambridge on 23 January."

  12. Oystons sue web forum

    Football

    Blackpool's owners are suing a web forum for libel in the latest of a series of actions against fans making derogatory comments online.

    Owen and Karl Oyston are seeking £150,000 damages from the Back Henry Street website.

    Papers were served on Thursday over six alleged defamatory comments which were made in 2014.

  13. One-match ban for Smith

    Rugby League

    Matty Smith

    England scrum-half Matty Smith will miss Wigan's home match against Huddersfield on Friday after being charged with kicking an opponent.

    Smith was sin-binned by referee James Child for kicking out at Widnes full-back Rhys Hanbury after substitute Chris Dean had scored a late Vikings' try that enabled his side to snatch a 22-22 draw from the opening game of the Super League season last Thursday.

    Smith, who missed only two matches last season, was charged by the Rugby Football League's match-review panel with a grade B offence, which carries a ban of one to two games.

  14. Egypt stops football

    Football

    Egypt's cabinet has suspended the country's national soccer league "until further notice" after 22 fans were killed in clashes with police and a stampede outside a Cairo stadium.

    The Cabinet announced the move after riot police clashed with hundreds of soccer fans and fired tear gas to clear a narrow corridor leading to the stadium, setting off a stampede.

    Egypt last suspended the league in 2012 after 74 fans were killed in rioting at a match in Port Said.

  15. Prince Ali critical of 'doctored' Fifa report

    Football

    Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan has reacted strongly to suggestions a Fifa report into corruption was "doctored" in favour of president Sepp Blatter last year.

    German magazine Der Spiegel alleged on Saturday that Fifa officials altered references to Blatter in a draft presented by investigator Mark Pieth at the conclusion of his report.

    Prince Ali

    Prince Ali, a Fifa vice-president and executive committee member who is one of three men standing, with Uefa support, against Blatter in this year's presidential elections, said: "Media reports over the weekend are a reminder of why we need Michael Garcia's report into FIFA's World Cup bidding process to be published in full.

    "There does appear to be evidence of interference in the drafting of the so-called independent Pieth report by Fifa. This is deeply worrying and suggests something is not right at the heart of FIFA governance."

  16. Everton's Pennington stays with Coventry

    Football

    Coventry have extended the youth loan of defender Matthew Pennington from Everton until the end of the season, subject to FA and Football League approval.

  17. McCoy wins again

    Horse Racing

    AP McCoy

    AP McCoy was among the winners again on Monday - 48 hours after announcing his intention to retire.

    The 19-times champion scored on his opening ride at Catterick, the 2-1 favourite Dewala in the 3.10 handicap hurdle. He was unplaced on his second ride, Red Devil Boys, half an hour later.

    McCoy had flown in from Dublin after winning the Irish Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown for the first time on Sunday, aboard Carlingford Lough.

  18. Calmer approach paying off - Simpson

    Derby coach Paul Simpson has told BBC Radio Derby that manager Steve McClaren's ability to stay calm has "definitely" helped their cause.

    "When we arrived I realised that Steve has turned over a new leaf and very rarely swears," he said. "We have realised that when you swear at people, it doesn't get the reaction you want."

  19. 5 live Sport

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Tonight's 5 live Sport with Mark Chapman from 19:00 GMT features the Monday Night Club, as John Motson, Steve Claridge and journalist Amy Lawrence discuss the latest football issues, and there will be an interview with former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes, now in charge at Real Sociedad.

    From 21:00 GMT there will be an edition of Tuffers and Vaughan, which will announce the Greatest ODI XI, that Sportsday viewers have been voting for recently. Michael Vaughan, Ashley Giles and former Australia bowler Jason Gillespie will assess cricketing matters ahead of the World Cup starting on Saturday.

  20. Carver warns 'disrespectful' Cabella

    Football

    Remy Cabella

    Newcastle manager John Carver has told Remy Cabella not to be "disrespectful" to his team-mates following his angry reaction to being substituted.

    Cabella, 24, threw a water bottle after he was replaced during Newcastle's 1-1 draw at home to Stoke on Sunday.

    Carver said: "All I said to Remy was 'don't be disrespectful to the guy who's going on'. It's great to see someone react to being taken off the pitch, but there's a way to do that. Gabriel Obertan was going on, and don't be disrespectful. It could be the other way round in the future."

  21. A pinch of nutmeg for Vertonghen's friend

    Football

    Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen demonstrates his close control - and delight - when nutmegging his friend in an impromptu indoor game, captured on Instagram.

  22. Missives from the mailbag

    #bbcsportsday

    From #bbc sportsday Ian Gray writes: "We all know that any contract for Sterling will just be ensuring a buyout clause for when Real Madrid take him, just like with Suarez."

  23. Changes to wild cards for Britons at Wimbledon

    Tennis

    Wimbledon

    Being ranked in the world's top 250 will no longer be enough to earn British players a wild card into Wimbledon.

    The Lawn Tennis Association advises the All England Club each year on which players should receive wild cards into the tournament, and its policy had been to put forward singles players with a ranking of 250 or higher.

    But the LTA said of the revised approach: "It will enable us to give consideration to attributes in addition to rankings when nominating those players who have the best chance of performing well in The Championships, such as attitude, professionalism, game development and recent form."

  24. Swansea news conference

    Garry Monk

    Bafetimbi Gomis

    Swansea City manager Garry Monk believes striker Bafetimbi Gomis is "trying too hard" but expects him to thrive once he breaks his goal drought.

    "He's probably trying too hard. Once he gets that first goal he will fly," said Monk. "Every striker needs it. Bafe's working well and I'm sure that goal will come soon.

    "Bafe's a quality striker. He's got all the attributes to do well."

  25. Australian Paralympian reaches National Championships

    Athletics

    Evan O'Hanlon

    Paralympic champion Evan O'Hanlon has qualified for the men's able-bodied 100m event at the Australian National Championships in Brisbane next month.

    The 26-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, has won 100m and 200m gold at every major international event from the Beijing Paralympic Games onwards, amassing five Paralympic and seven world titles.

    And he clocked 10.80 seconds, just short of his world record of 10.79 to beat the qualifying time of 10.84 for the event from 26-29 March.

  26. Amateur player Sutton suspended

    Snooker

    Amateur player John Sutton has been charged with breaching snooker's betting rules and suspended from competition after an inquiry into his 6-0 defeat by Jamie Burnett last year.

    Irishman Sutton was beaten in an International Championships qualifier in Barnsley in September 2014. An investigation began after suspicious betting patterns were reported on the match. There is no suggestion Scotsman Burnett was involved in any wrongdoing.

    A date has yet to be set for the hearing. Sutton is not a World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) member, but was bound by its rules after accepting an invitation to play.

  27. Missives from the mailbag

    #bbcsportsday

    From #bbcsportsday Robin Laing writes: "So Dundee United will play Celtic three weeks in a row, in three different competitions, during March. Funny old world."

  28. Six Nations analysis

    Rugby Union

    Staying with the Six Nations, and Scrum V presenter Ross Harries asks on the BBC website if, after losing to England, Wales must make radical changes for Sunday's match against Scotland.

  29. Lions quartet back for Ireland

    Rugby Union

    Sean O'Brien

    Ireland could have four British & Irish Lions back for Saturday's Six Nations clash with France in Dublin, with flanker Sean O'Brien also back in contention after suffering a hamstring injury in the warm-up before the Italy match in Rome last weekend.

    Jonathan Sexton, Jamie Heaslip, Rory Best, Cian Healy and O'Brien could all come into an Ireland side which was less than convincing in claiming an opening 26-3 win over Italy.

    O'Brien was a late withdrawal from the starting XV, but a MRI scan on Sunday night confirmed the forward suffered only a minor hamstring strain and he is poised to train on Tuesday.

  30. Walsall will make me better - Hiwula

    Football

    On-loan striker Jordy Hiwula believes his spell at League One Walsall will help him develop into a better player.

    The 20-year-old, on a one-month deal from Manchester City, scored on his Saddlers debut in their 2-0 win at Doncaster on Saturday.

    "Walsall have players from bigger clubs learning their trade here and I felt I would get to learn my trade and get better," Hiwula told BBC WM 95.6. "I want to play well, score goals and keep my place in the team."

  31. Leicester City news conference

    Nigel Pearson

    "I've always had a good working relationship with the owners and I'm sure I will moving forward. The bottom line is you are never going to have a situation at any football club where things are entirely going the way you want all the time.

    "We are currently bottom, there is speculation and unfortunately sometimes stories like this break. For me, I have to continue to lead the players. In an ideal world I would rather the story would not be out there but it is and I have to deal with that."

  32. Real Madrid track Kane - reports

    The Evening Standard report that Real Madrid, who have already signed Luka Modric and Gareth Bale from Tottenham, have watched Spurs hot-shot Harry Kane three times already this season.

    Harry Kane
  33. Leicester City news conference

    Nigel Pearson

    "I can't see too much mileage in discussing yesterday. What I feel, if I have got things to say I will say it in the appropriate manner to the appropriate people.

    "I don't think I have ever been in a position where I speak to openly about what goes on in internal workings."

  34. Di Maria keen on future return to old club - reports

    In the Independent, Angel Di Maria has revealed he intends to move back to Argentina to re-join his former club Rosario Central when he decides to leave Manchester United.

  35. Major changes unlikely - Lancaster

    Rugby Union

    Stuart Lancaster

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster says he does not anticipate making too many changes to his team for Saturday's Six Nations match with Italy at Twickenham, following last week's opening win over Wales.

    Lancaster confirmed that Geoff Parling, Brad Barritt and Kyle Eastmond should all be available for selection. Courtney Lawes and Tom Wood are also on the mend, and may be in contention to face Ireland in Dublin on 1 March..

    Manu Tuilagi is "still some way of playing club rugby" but Lancaster has not ruled him out of playing some part in the competition.

  36. Bournemouth v Derby 'not just another game'

    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says Tuesday's home game with Derby has extra significance for both sides.

    Leaders Bournemouth are level on points with the Rams at the summit of the Championship table, with only goal difference separating the sides. "I can't downplay it and say it's just another game," the 37-year-old told BBC Radio Solent.

    "We're playing one of our rivals. For us it's about the performance - we want to give the best account of ourselves."

  37. Pearson silent over sacking confusion

    Nigel Pearson grapples with James McArthur

    Leicester boss Nigel Pearson, whose team face Arsenal at the Emirates tomorrow, plays a typically straight bat to the constant questions over speculation he was sacked following Saturday's defeat against Crystal Palace, during which he was involved in a touchline incident with Palace's James McArthur.

    "I'm not going to speak about it, we've got a game tomorrow it's important my focus and the focus of the players is what we can do tomorrow night rather than talk about something I'm not prepared to talk about.

    "The players have trained this morning and we're looking forward to the game against Arsenal.

    "It's always interesting to see more people here than we're used to, which happens when there is speculation or a different type of story."

  38. Dagenham extend Obileye loan stay

    Football

    Dagenham and Redbridge have extended Charlton defender Ayo Obileye's loan deal until the end of the season.

    The 20-year-old joined the League Two side in November and has played 13 times, contributing two assists.

    Former Chelsea youth team product Obileye signed for Charlton from Sheffield Wednesday last summer, having previously been captain of the Owls' development squad.

  39. Liverpool news conference

    Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been discussing the progress of contract talks with Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe.

    "Raheem has been offered a wonderful deal for a young man who is still developing. Hopefully his representatives can find agreement with the club," Rodgers said. "I know he is happy and you see that in his game.

    "He has been granted an opportunity here. We are not a club that is going to give out what a player is not worth at this stage of his career. We want to reward our best talents.

    Sterling, Coutinho and Ibe

    "Jordon's very happy, he's shown his worth in his time here, and hopefully that will get done too.

    "Generally, not just for Raheem, it is important young players have something to strive for. If they get too much too young it can sabotage their development. If they get sound advice they will see that."

  40. QPR news conference

    Chris Ramsey

    Chris Ramsey

    QPR caretaker manager Chris Ramsey says he would be delighted if he was offered the job on a full-time basis.

    "If you got offered the chance to coach a Premier League team you would jump at the chance," said Ramsey, who is in temporary charge after Harry Redknapp stood down.

    "But, more importantly for me, is that QPR avoid relegation regardless of whether I am here or anybody else."

  41. Missives from the mailbag

    #bbcsportsday

    At #bbcsportsday Alex Watson writes: "Please could you remove the picture of Harry Kane from the Sportsday website? It hurts me every time I look at it. Thanks #AFC."

  42. Beckham launches new Unicef charity

    David Beckham

    David Beckham has launched a new global project to help children in danger.

    Humanitarian charity Unicef's 7 fund - named after the former England footballer's shirt number - will focus on seven countries where youngsters are at risk.

    Beckham, 39, said: "My fame, my success on the field, opens doors for exactly things like this - the protection of children, the protection of women."

  43. Skuse fine with Ipswich fans booing

    Ipswich Town midfielder Cole Skuse has said he can relate to supporters who choose to boo after a poor result.

    Town have dropped to fifth after one win in their last five league games and there were boos from some fans at Portman Road after their last home game - a 0-0 draw with struggling Wigan.

    "I'm sure when I was a young boy watching Bristol City and they had lost at home or drawn 0-0, I'd have thrown a few hotdogs or a few boos at the time," Skuse told BBC Radio Suffolk.

  44. Poyet hails Defoe influence

    Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says of recent signing Jermain Defoe: "We are a different team with Jermain. I think it makes the team stronger, you know if you do your job Jermain will score goals. It's important to keep him fit but at the same time it's important to play him as much as possible."

  45. Altrincham unveiling role for Ferguson

    Sir Alex Ferguson at Altrincham

    Sir Alex Ferguson was guest of honour at Conference outfit Altrincham today.

    Ferguson opened the Robins' £750,000 Community Sports Hall, which has been partly funded by a grant from the Football Foundation.

    The Hall is already being used by local groups, in addition to pre and post match hospitality. Ferguson was joined at the event by former Manchester City striker Dennis Tueart.

  46. Senna and McLaren together again

    Motorsport

    The Senna name will be back on a McLaren this year after Brazilian Bruno Senna, nephew of three-time F1 champion Ayrton, was announced as a factory McLaren GT sportscar driver on Monday.

    "It is a great honour for me to be joining McLaren; a team my uncle enjoyed such huge success with," the 31-year-old said in a statement.

    Ayrton Senna

    The former F1 driver - who contested 46 races for HRT, Renault, Williams between 2010 and 2012 - will race in selected events with the new McLaren 650S GT3 car.

    Ayrton Senna won his F1 titles with McLaren in 1988, 1990 and 1991. He died in a crash at Imola in 1994 after moving to Williams.

  47. Scottish Cup quarter-final draw

    Football

    Celtic will travel to Tannadice to face Dundee United in the only all-Premiership tie in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.

    Scottish Championship outfit Raith Rovers, who knocked out Rangers on Sunday, are away to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

    Lowland League side Spartans will have an Edinburgh derby against Hibernian if they defeat Berwick Rangers in a replay. Queen of the South host Championship rivals Falkirk.

    The ties will be played over the weekend of 7/8 March, with the final on 30 May.

    Full draw:

    Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Raith Rovers

    Queen of the South v Falkirk

    Hibernian v Berwick Rangers or Spartans

    Dundee United v Celtic

  48. Chameera called in by Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka have called up Dushmantha Chameera as a replacement for the injured Dhammika Prasad at the World Cup.

    Chameera, a 23-year-old fast bowler, has represented Sri Lanka in only one one-day match, taking two wickets against New Zealand last month. Prasad was ruled out last Saturday because of a fractured hand.

    Chameera's inclusion is subject to approval by the International Cricket Council technical committee.

  49. Greatest ODI XI - final vote now open

    Cricket

    BBC Radio 5 live

    It's almost here... the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

    And, to mark the competition's opening on the weekend of 14 February, BBC Sport is conducting a vote on the world's greatest one-day international XI. The contenders have been nominated by the Test Match Special team.

    Voting on four categories took place last week, with two votes taking place today. The vote result won't be revealed until the Tuffers & Vaughan show on BBC Radio 5 live tonight and on the BBC Sport website.

    We've already had pace bowlers today, and now the final vote - on spinners - is live. You can vote for one player, with the top one being selected as the team's spin bowler. Terms and conditions are here. Happy voting!

    View the full list of contenders here.

  50. Pearson to face howling press pack

    Football

    Dog at typewriter

    At one point on Sunday night it looked like Nigel Pearson might be making the long, lonely walk out of Leicester City.

    It reminded us about the story of Pearson, out hiking in Romania, backed up against a tree fending off a pack of wild dogs with a walking stick by poking them in the eyes.

    Not unlike one of his more prickly news conferences, we reckon.

    Perhaps there'll be similar scenes when he deals with the press at 14:30 GMT.

  51. Saints swoop for Haggarty

    Rugby League

    Reigning Super League champions St Helens have made a surprise swoop for Dewsbury prop Matthew Haggarty.

    The 24-year-old former Whitehaven, Barrow and Oldham forward has signed a three-year contract with Saints but has been loaned back to the Championship club ahead of Friday's opening game against Sheffield Eagles.

    Saints chief executive Mike Rush said: "We're delighted to have agreed terms with Matthew. He is a forward of promise and we look forward to seeing him develop within our system."

  52. Greatest ODI XI - Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)

    Daniel Vettori

    Injury has been the only threat to Vettori's presence in the New Zealand one-day side since his debut in 1997. Heading into his fourth World Cup, he continues to demonstrate the intelligence, flight and changes of pace that have seen him become - by some distance - the most successful left-arm spinner to have played limited-overs cricket.

    ODIs: 286; Wickets: 290; Average: 32.30; Economy rate: 4.13

  53. Greatest ODI XI - Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan)

    Saqlain Mushtaq

    The figures make impressive reading. The second most prolific off-spinner to have played ODI cricket, Saqlain was the the quickest to reach 100, 150, 200 and 250 wickets. He took 65 wickets in 1996 and 69 the following year - tallies that have not been bettered - and his average cannot be bettered by any of the other 34 players to take 200 wickets. He is also the man credited with introducing the 'doosra' that went on to become almost a staple part of an offie's armoury.

    ODIs: 169; Wickets: 288; Average: 21.78; Economy rate: 4.29

  54. Greatest ODI XI - Anil Kumble (India)

    Anil Kumble

    Kumble spent 17 years as an integral member of the India attack, applying the brakes to the run-rate with his unfailingly accurate brand of quickish leg-breaks and top-spinners. In the 18 games he played across four World Cups, only twice did he fail to take a wicket.

    ODIs: 271; Wickets: 337; Average: 30.89; Economy rate: 4.30

  55. Greatest ODI XI - Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)

    Muttiah Muralitharan

    The statistics alone are staggering: the all-time leading ODI wicket-taker, 10 five-wicket hauls, and 68 victims at an average of under 20 in 40 matches across five World Cups. But perhaps the greatest legacy of the man with the most flexible wrist in cricket was helping transform Sri Lanka from also-rans to one of the most feared sides in the one-day arena.

    ODIs: 350; Wickets: 534; Average: 23.08; Economy rate: 3.93

  56. Greatest ODI XI - Shane Warne (Australia)

    Shane Warne

    Other bowlers may have played more matches, taken more wickets and appeared in more than two World Cups, but Warne's impact on the one-day game was profound. His attacking mindset ensured spin was no longer seen as simply a means of drying up the runs, and his respective figures of 4-29 and 4-33 in the semi-final and final of Australia's triumphant 1999 World Cup are those of a man who always rose to the occasion.

    ODIs: 194; Wickets: 293; Average: 25.73; Economy rate: 4.25

  57. Greatest ODI XI vote

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Voting has now closed in our search for the fast bowlers for our greatest ODI XI, which will be announced in tonight's Tuffers and Vaughan section of 5 live Sport from 19:00 GMT.

    From 14:00 GMT you can vote for the spin bowlers, will you go Warne or Murali? Or another? Let's remind ourselves of the options.

    Terms and conditions are here.

  58. Hull City news conference

    Steve Bruce

    On stories linking him with Fulham:

    "I was getting the sack the day before and then Fulham want me. Unfortunately the media today... I can't do anything about it. The unfortunate thing is there's a manager in situ at Fulham and I have respect for Kit Symons.

    "Unfortunately I can't comment as it just fuels it. It's rubbish journalism."

    On whether new signing Dame N'Doye will play tomorrow:

    "He's in our thoughts. We got him here on Saturday. He trained well yesterday, we'll train again today and I've got a decision to make. I've been following him for a long, long time. He's got all the attributes but can he do it in the Premier League? That's the million dollar question."

    Steve Bruce, Steve Clemence, Mike Phelan

    On Mike Phelan's arrival as assistant coach:

    "It wasn't easy bringing in a number two and I wasn't even here - I was in Paris [working on N'Doye deal].

    He's experienced enough to give me a wonderful hand. He's been there, done it and worn the T-shirt. He's been around the block. We've enjoyed the training sessions he's put on. He was the right fit at the right time."

  59. Hull City news conference

    Steve Bruce

    On Aston Villa's form:

    "They've had a tough time of late. We hope we can capitalise on that. We've now got a run of games at home that will ultimately define our season. It's now. It's upon us."

    On injuries:

    "Judge us when everyone's fit and available. Over the last three months we've been unable to cope with the loss of several big players."

    On Nikica Jelavic's fitness:

    "We've got to make sure that he's 100% fit and healthy. We've got to manage his knee better than we have over the last four or five weeks. A fit and healthy Jelavic is going to be crucial over the next few weeks."

  60. Hull City news conference

    Steve Bruce

    Steve Bruce

    Hull City host goal-shy Aston Villa on Tuesday night looking to bounce back from the disappointment of conceding a last-minute goal in a 1-1 draw at Manchester City on Saturday.

    "Six times we've been up in a game this season and not able to see it through," said manager Steve Bruce. "We were so close.

    "We've been to the Etihad, Liverpool and Arsenal this season and we've not lost, but we're still in the bottom three. That shows you hard this league is."

  61. Forster proud of clean sheet record

    Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster

    Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster says the whole team should take credit for their excellent defensive record.

    Forster has kept 11 clean sheets in the Premier League, the best record among top-flight keepers this season and Saints have conceded just 17 goals in the league, the fewest of any of the 92 league clubs in English football.

    "As a team we are proud. We defend from the front, work very hard out of possession and put teams under pressure," Forster told BBC Radio Solent.

  62. McArthur unconcerned over Pearson scuffle

    In the Daily Mail, Crystal Palace's James McArthur plays down his tussle with Nigel Pearson, which the Leicester boss is certain to be quizzed about in his news conference this afternoon.

    "He says it was only a joke. I did not know that at the time but he said it was a joke so I will take it that way and move on," McArthur says.

    "There is nothing in it in my part. I am not bothered by it. You have heated moments in football. Emotions are high. It is not something that is going to play on my mind."

  63. Committed Al Hasawi rues quit threat

    Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi has no intention of selling the club and says he regrets posting a message on social media hinting he could quit.

    Al Hasawi was responding to criticism on Twitter following the sacking of Stuart Pearce as manager and for the way Forest have handled their finances.

    "I was upset but it was a mistake from me and I admit it. I will not hide," he told BBC East Midlands Today.

    "I did a mistake and answered back but I will never leave Forest."

  64. Irish Gold Cup commentary

    BBC Radio 5 live

    On the 5 live website now you can watch commentator John Hunt describing the closing stages of the Irish Hennessy Gold Cup, won by AP McCoy on board Carlingford Lough at Leopardstown.

  65. Missives from the mailbag

    #bbcsportsday

    At #bbcsportsday James Hornby writes: "Hammering the West Indies feels empty, like drubbing your baby brother on Fifa, you can't help feeling slightly sorry for them."

  66. Newcastle United news conference

    John Carver

    "Our record at Palace is excellent. It's a stadium that will be lively but our support there's been fantastic and we need the same.

    "Hopefully everyone is okay. I think we're in good place health-wise, and we are looking forward to the game."

  67. Newcastle United news conference

    John Carver

    Newcastle head coach John Carver is preparing his side for Wednesday's trip to Crystal Palace, where his predecessor Alan Pardew is now the manager.

    John Carver and Alan Pardew

    "Alan and I are both professionals and want to win. We'll be toe-to-toe in the technical area but after there'll be one big cuddle," Carver said.

    "I've worked with a lot of top coaches and managers and Alan is one of the best. Alan gave me my opportunity to come back here. I'm grateful for that and I learnt so much from him."

  68. Wakefield investigate crowd disturbance

    Rugby League

    Wakefield say they will ban fans found guilty of causing a disturbance at Sunday's opening Super League game at neighbours Castleford.

  69. Ricciardo shatters Top Gear F1 lap record

    Formula 1

    Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has already stripped Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton of one lap record before the season has even started.

    The Australian demolished Hamilton's two-year-old fastest lap as the 'star in a reasonably-priced car' on BBC Two's Top Gear on Sunday.

    The 25-year-old, driving a Suzuki Liana, lapped an eye-popping seven tenths of a second faster than his Mercedes rival with a time of one minute 42.2 seconds.

    That story and more can be found in our F1 Gossip Column.

    Daniel Ricciardo
    Image caption: Ricciardo cuts a serious figure on the way to beating Hamilton's Top Gear record
  70. Missives from the mailbag

    At #bbcsportsday Tom Lee writes: "Sam Allardyce complaining about long balls is like a boxer complaining he got punched in the face."

  71. Tremble before Gervinho's logo-summoning hands

    Football

    Social media is great for all sorts of things, most of which are very silly.

    Here's a prime example which has been doing the rounds overnight, featuring Ivory Coast's former Arsenal striker Gervinho seemingly summoning the Caf logo with his hands during last night's penalty shootout.

    Gervinho
  72. Pakistan beat Bangladesh in warm-up

    Pakistan v Bangladesh

    Sohaib Maqsood hit nine fours and two sixes in an unbeaten 93 as Pakistan beat Bangladesh by three wickets with 11 balls remaining in a World Cup warm-up match at Blacktown Olympic Park Oval in Sydney.

    Tamim Iqbal made 81 and Mahmudullah 83 as Bangladesh were all out for 246 off the penultimate ball of their 50 overs having chosen to bat, Pakistan paceman Mohammad Irfan taking 5-52.

  73. Lucas to learn extent of injury

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    "Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva will undergo a scan today on an injury he suffered in Saturday's Merseyside derby.

    "The Anfield club fear the influential Brazilian could be out for up to a month with the abductor muscle strain.

    "Liverpool will face Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Tuesday and face a tough run of matches against the likes of Southampton, Manchester City and Manchester United before the end of March."

  74. FA Trophy draw news

    Humberside Sport: North Ferriby United will face Dover Athletic/Bath City in the FA Trophy semi-finals. The first leg will be away on 21 February.

  75. Greatest ODI XI - Allan Donald (South Africa)

    Allan Donald

    Donald's personal tragedy is that his ODI career might best be remembered for the bat-drop run-out at the end of the 1999 World Cup semi-final against Australia. However, the man nicknamed 'White Lightning' because of his ferocious pace has the best career bowling average of any bowler to take 200 ODI wickets.

    ODIs: 164; Wickets: 272; Average: 21.78; Economy rate: 4.15

  76. Greatest ODI XI - Joel Garner (West Indies)

    Joel Garner

    The man nicknamed 'Big Bird' used all of his 6ft 8in frame to deliver the ball from a terrifying height, most devastatingly with end-of-innings yorkers that were almost impossible for batsmen to get away. Garner's average and economy are the best of any bowler to have sent down 1,000 ODI deliveries, while his 1979 5-38 remain the best figures in a World Cup final.

    ODIs: 98; Wickets: 146; Average: 18.84; Economy rate: 3.09

  77. Greatest ODI XI - Waqar Younis (Pakistan)

    Waqar Younis

    The godfather of reverse swing, Waqar made a career of bowling stump-seeking, toe-crushing yorkers. Third on the all-time list of ODI wicket-takers, the fastest man to 400 wickets and with more five-wicket hauls than anyone else. Waqar and new-ball partner Wasim took 918 wickets between them.

    ODIs: 262; Wickets: 416; Average: 23.84; Economy rate: 4.68

  78. Greatest ODI XI - Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)

    Lasith Malinga

    The epitome of the modern death bowler, Malinga uses a unique, sling-shot action to deliver toe-crunching yorkers and countless varieties of slower ball. Malinga is the only man to take two World Cup hat-tricks and the only man to take four wickets in four balls in any international match.

    ODIs: 177; Wickets: 271; Average: 27.21; Economy rate: 5.21

  79. Greatest ODI XI - Malcolm Marshall (West Indies)

    Malcolm Marshall

    The most complete fast bowler of all time? Though relatively short of stature, Marshall possessed rapid pace, could swing the ball both ways, possessed a dangerous, skiddy bouncer and, later in his career, developed some canny cutters. Arrived after the two West Indies World Cup wins of the 1970s, but was part of the team that was stunned by India in the 1983 final.

    ODIs: 136; Wickets: 157; Average: 26.96; Economy rate: 3.53

  80. Greatest ODI XI - Glenn McGrath (Australia)

    Glenn McGrath

    Another Australian with three World Cup winners' medals to his name, McGrath also has the most wickets (71), best average (18.19) and the best figures (7-15) at cricket's biggest show. On top of all that, McGrath's unerring accuracy left him him with the best career average of any bowler to take more than 300 ODI wickets.

    ODIs: 250; Wickets: 381; Average: 22.02; Economy rate: 3.88

  81. Greatest ODI XI - Dennis Lillee (Australia)

    Dennis Lillee

    Lillee began his career as a terrifying paceman but learnt to outwit batsman as injuries took their toll later on. Though he played relatively few one-day internationals, he still ended his career with the second-best average of all the bowlers to have taken more than 100 wickets.

    ODIs: 63; Wickets: 103; Average: 20.82; Economy rate: 3.58

  82. Greatest ODI XI - Brett Lee (Australia)

    Brett Lee

    Every inch an athlete, the sight of Lee sprinting to the crease, launching into his action and hurling the ball down at lightning pace was a terrifying sight for batsmen. The fastest man to 300 ODI wickets, some 15 matches quicker than second-placed Waqar Younis, Lee's tally of nine five-wicket hauls is bettered only by Waqar and Muttiah Muralitharan.

    ODIs: 221; Wickets: 380; Average: 23.36; Economy rate: 4.76

  83. Greatest ODI XI - Wasim Akram (Pakistan)

    Wasim Akram

    The greatest left-arm seamer of all time? Wasim could do it all - move the ball in the air or off the pitch at extreme pace, all with the threat of a lethal bouncer and a tricky slower ball. The first man to 500 ODI wickets, and still the only pacer, Wasim was the leading wicket-taker in the 1992 World Cup, to date Pakistan's only success.

    ODIs: 356; Wickets: 502; Average: 23.52; Economy rate: 3.89

  84. Greatest ODI FAST BOWLER vote

    Cricket

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Due to gremlins in the works at BBC Towers we are in fact asking you for your best FAST BOWLERS of all time as part of our quest to assemble the greatest ODI XI.

    Voting on four categories took place last week, with two votes taking place today. The vote result won't be revealed until the Tuffers & Vaughan show on BBC Radio 5 live tonight and on the BBC Sport website.

    The fifth one is live now and we'll profile the contenders until 13:15 GMT. You can vote for one player, with the top three being selected as the team's fast bowlers. Terms and conditions are here. Happy voting!

    View the full list of contenders here.

    The final vote will take place later today.

  85. Agent defends partying Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo's agent has defended the player after he was criticised for throwing a 30th birthday party on Saturday, just hours after Real Madrid's 4-0 La Liga drubbing at Atletico.

    Widely published images, which prompted angry reaction from Real fans on social media, showed Portugal captain Ronaldo and team-mates including James Rodriguez, Marcelo and Keylor Navas enjoying the festivities.

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Real president Florentino Perez was reportedly furious and Spanish media reported the fact that none of Real's Spanish players attended pointed to divisions in the squad.

    But Jorge Mendes told Spanish radio: "Cristiano remains the world's best professional, the best in history. He was very upset at the defeat. He told me that he would be there for a very short time but that he had more than 40 children at the party and had to go."

  86. FA Trophy draw news

    BBC Wales Sport: The winner of the FA Trophy quarter-final between Wrexham and Halifax tomorrow will be at home to Torquay United in the first leg of the semi-final.

  87. Post update

    Greatest ODI pace bowler vote

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Apologies - technical difficulties.

    The vote for the best pace bowler to go into your greatest ODI XI is now live.

    The results will be announced in a special Tuffers and Vaughan show tonight on 5 live Sport.

  88. Scotland suffer loss to Russia

    Wheelchair Curling

    Gregor Ewan delivers a stone at the Sochi Winter Paralympics

    The Scotland wheelchair curling team have suffered a 6-3 defeat to Paralympic silver medallists Russia in their latest round-robin match at the World Championships in Finland.

    It means the team have two wins and two losses from their four matches at the tournament after beating Germany and Sweden before losing 6-4 to China on Sunday evening.

    They will next face Norway on Monday afternoon.

  89. African media reacts to Afcon final

    Football

    Ivory Coast won a dramatic penalty shootout 9-8 to defeat Ghana in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations last night. Here's a look at how mainstream and social media in Ivory Coast reacted to the outcome, courtesy of our colleagues at BBC Monitoring.

    "Afcon 2015: Cote d'Ivoire wins the final, 23 years after its last trophy," said Abidjan.net. The website reports that a privately-owned Ivorian travel agency made available a special flight to transport supporters to Malabo in time for the final match. The website also reports that President Ouattara, riding in a convertible SUV, led a parade through the capital Abidjan on Sunday to celebrate the team's victory.

    On Twitter, @Ssoo_90 said "This was only Sunday of the year when nobody complained that tomorrow is Monday. Victory to Les Elephants!" while @Kofi_Bartels said: "Lesson from the final match: It's not over until it's over. Even if you throw away your opportunities, don't stop trying."

    @horlahniyih said: "Man City should just be nice and give Yaya Toure two weeks off to celebrate his #AFCON2015 Triumph", while musician Wyclef Jean said: "Wow congrats to @YayaToure & #leselephants. #BlackStars hold your head high." He added: "I wish Drogba was part of this team. He's done so much 4 #CIV. Reminds me of Maldini who retired just b4 Italy won the World Cup."

  90. Man Utd track Martinez - reports

    The Daily Star report that Manchester United are looking to sign Porto striker Jackson Martinez after sending scouts to watch him score against Primeira Liga minnows Moreiense at the weekend.

    The Colombia international, who has scored 85 times in just 120 appearances for Porto, has a £27.5m release clause in his contract.

  91. Allen tips Kane to lead England line

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Spurs and England striker Clive Allen knows a thing or two about playing up front on his own, having scored 49 goals for Tottenham in 1986-87. He told 5 live this morning that the current Spurs hot-shot Harry Kane could play a lone striking role for England.

    "I think he should certainly be in the squad and I would be surprised if Roy Hodgson doesn't include him. I saw him walk through the door as a 16-year-old and had the pleasure of working with him for four years while I was on the staff. He was a fine young man, you could see he had a real desire to improve and the one thing I'd say - which unfortunately you don't say about a lot of young players - he had a passion for the game.

    "It would be interesting to see how Roy Hodgson would use him, you could play him on his own with a five man midfield and Harry leading the line because I think that's his best position."

  92. Get involved - your player of the season

    #bbcsportsday

    Kyle D Evans: Surely Jose Fonte deserves a shout for player of the season - rock at the heart of the country's best defence.

    Michael Stockton: Matic for Chelsea has been fantastic along with Hazard, Song for West Ham has also impressed.

    Andrew Vickers: Hazard has been the X-Factor for the league's best team. Exactly what Robben provided in Mourinho's original Chelsea side.

  93. Aston Villa news conference

    Paul Lambert

    Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has been discussing his decision to drop striker Christian Benteke for Saturday's 2-1 home loss to Chelsea. Benteke had been leading the line for Villa during a six-match Premier League goal drought.

    "It wasn't a hard decision to leave Christian out," said Lambert. "His form has dipped and that's by his own admission.

    "I expect him to take it like any other player and fight to get back in the side. We shouldn't put everything on Christian though - it's not his sole responsibility to score, but his overall form wasn't up to the standard he can produce."

  94. Chris Ramsey QPR news conference

    "Somebody coming in now will to galvanise things if he is the right man. The fans will want to see a transparent procedure for the managerial role here and that's what's happening.

    "It's down to the quality of the players and their efforts for the fans and the owners - that will make the difference."

  95. Chris Ramsey QPR news conference

    "Sandro is training today and will play in some U-21 games. He should be ready for Hull in a few weeks time. I was pleased with Adel (Tarrabt). He's not in 100% condition, but he's getting there. We'll see where he's at today.

    "I had nothing to do with the Mauro Zarate issue in the window - if he trains well and works hard he'll feature for us."

  96. Chris Ramsey QPR news conference

    "Richard (Dunne) and Nedum (Onuoha) are both out for a while, but the news with Charlie Austin is positive. He won't play tomorrow though. Rio (Ferdinand) will have a big role to play. He's in the squad for tomorrow."

  97. Chris Ramsey QPR news conference

    "There was a lot to be positive about on Saturday. There was a lot for us to hold on to and to take on to (Tuesday's opponents) Sunderland. I won't tell you the team, I'll tell you that at 6.45pm tomorrow!"

  98. Woakes targets new ball role

    Cricket

    Chris Woakes in action against the West Indies

    Staying with cricket and England seamer Chris Woakes hopes his 5-19 in the nine-wicket win against the West Indies in Sydney today will convince the selectors to give him the new ball for the team's opening World Cup match against Australia on Saturday.

    "I'd like to think hopefully it is me," he said. "I've done it for roughly 10 games or so now. It would be nice to think that I will get the new ball.

    "I'm sure they will be feeling as much pressure as we are. The opening game of a World Cup is a great opportunity for us to turn the Aussies over."

  99. Greatest ODI XI - Anil Kumble (India)

    Anil Kumble

    Kumble spent 17 years as an integral member of the India attack, applying the brakes to the run-rate with his unfailingly accurate brand of quickish leg-breaks and top-spinners. In the 18 games he played across four World Cups, only twice did he fail to take a wicket.

    ODIs: 271; Wickets: 337; Average: 30.89; Economy rate: 4.30

  100. Greatest ODI XI - Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)

    Muttiah Muralitharan

    The statistics alone are staggering: the all-time leading ODI wicket-taker, 10 five-wicket hauls, and 68 victims at an average of under 20 in 40 matches across five World Cups. But perhaps the greatest legacy of the man with the most flexible wrist in cricket was helping transform Sri Lanka from also-rans to one of the most feared sides in the one-day arena.

  101. Greatest ODI XI - Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan)

    Saqlain Mushtaq

    The figures make impressive reading. The second most prolific off-spinner to have played ODI cricket, Saqlain was the the quickest to reach 100, 150, 200 and 250 wickets. He took 65 wickets in 1996 and 69 the following year - tallies that have not been bettered - and his average cannot be bettered by any of the other 34 players to take 200 wickets. He is also the man credited with introducing the 'doosra' that went on to become almost a staple part of an offie's armoury.

    ODIs: 169; Wickets: 288; Average: 21.78; Economy rate: 4.29

  102. Greatest ODI XI - Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)

    Daniel Vettori

    Injury has been the only threat to Vettori's presence in the New Zealand one-day side since his debut in 1997. Heading into his fourth World Cup, he continues to demonstrate the intelligence, flight and changes of pace that have seen him become - by some distance - the most successful left-arm spinner to have played limited-overs cricket.

    ODIs: 286; Wickets: 290; Average: 32.30; Economy rate: 4.13

  103. Greatest ODI XI - Shane Warne (Australia)

    Shane Warne

    Other bowlers may have played more matches, taken more wickets and appeared in more than two World Cups, but Warne's impact on the one-day game was profound. His attacking mindset ensured spin was no longer seen as simply a means of drying up the runs, and his respective figures of 4-29 and 4-33 in the semi-final and final of Australia's triumphant 1999 World Cup are those of a man who always rose to the occasion.

    ODIs: 194; Wickets: 293; Average: 25.73; Economy rate: 4.25

  104. Greatest ODI spin bowler vote

    BBC Radio 5 live

    In a busy 5 live Sport tonight with Mark Chapman from 19:00 GMT there is a Tuffers and Vaughan section in which the greatest ODI XI will be announced. We have been asking for your votes over recent editions of Sportsday and today we are looking for a spin bowler.

    Over the next few minutes we will give you the options and the vote will commence at 11:00 GMT.

  105. Sporting birthdays

    Sandy Lyle wins the 1988 Masters

    A very happy 57th birthday to Sandy Lyle, the first Briton to win the coveted Masters at Augusta. Others born on this day include former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher (66), Scotland manager Gordon Strachan (58) and former Australia seamer Glenn McGrath (45).

  106. African media reacts to Afcon final

    Football

    Ivory Coast won a dramatic penalty shootout 9-8 to defeat Ghana in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations last night. Here's a look at how the media in Ghana reacted to the outcome, courtesy of our colleagues at BBC Monitoring.

    "Ghana made to rue missed chances. They blew a two-goal lead!!! Penalties can go either way so it's really hard luck," said myjoyonline.com. "It was a typical desperate West African derby, hugely physical with high flying tackles at times but it was all done with such enduring fondness and in great camaraderie."

    Ghana team reacts to penalty shootout

    The ghanaweb.com website said: "Thirty-three years and counting, Ghana's reasons for better adventures at the Nations Cup remain alive despite shootout loss to Cote d'Ivoire... This AFCON experience taught us more about the future than the present; a very bright future, that is. Going forward, the only way is up."

    On Twitter, Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama tweeted: "Kudos #BlackStars. Gallant performance despite our loss. You exceeded our expectations, going from zero to heroes. I am proud of you."

  107. Swansea "better" than Sunderland - Ki

    BBC Wales: Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng says he could have joined Sunderland last summer but stayed with the Swans because they are the "better team".

  108. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Who is your player of the season so far? Please keep your thoughts coming in to #bbcsportsday and the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Alan Simon: Harry Kane is having a purple patch but Eden Hazard is having a purple season. I'm a Spurs fan.

    Geoff Naylor: Player of the season at this stage has to be either Harry Kane or Alexis Sanchez. Both have been a class apart. I go for Kane.

  109. On this day

    AP McCoy wins his 3,000th jumps race at Plumpton on this day in 2009

    Staying with the legendary jockey AP McCoy, and on this day six years ago he recorded his 3,000th jumps winner aboard Restless D'Artaix at Plumpton.

    In another racing landmark, the first recorded horse race in England took place at Chester's Roodee Fields on this day in 1540, and that is a year, not 20 minutes to four o'clock.

  110. Taxi for McCoy

    Horse Racing

    You may have heard the tale about the Dublin taxi driver who was lamenting AP McCoy's decision to retire only to learn the passengers he was addressing were in fact McCoy himself and his wife.

    The 40-year-old spoke to BBC Breakfast this morning and shed a little more light on the episode.

    Chanelle McCoy tweet
    Image caption: McCoy's wife Chanelle tweeted about the taxi incident on Saturday

    "My wife and I got into a taxi in Dublin Airport on Saturday. I sat in behind the driver and he didn't really see me," he said.

    "My wife was on the phone and she was talking about my retirement, and heard her conversation. He said: 'I heard you talking about McCoy. I'm not a real racing fan but it's very sad. He's been riding such a long time'.

    "I piped up behind and said 'I'm not dead you know', and he nearly crashed. He had no idea I was behind him. I told him I was very flattered he had complimented me and said a lot of nice things. I mightn't have piped up if it hadn't been so nice. It was very funny at the time."

  111. Lallana to return?

    Football

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers tells the club's website there is a "strong possibility" Adam Lallana will be fit to face Tottenham at Anfield on Tuesday.

    The midfielder missed Saturday's Merseyside derby stalemate with Everton due to injury. Philippe Coutinho (knee) and Raheem Sterling (foot) should feature despite picking up injuries at Goodison Park.

  112. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    This morning we're asking for your player of the season so far.

    Harry Kane has rightly made a lot of headlines, the 21-year-old has come through the ranks at Spurs to score 22 goals this term. What about his Spurs team-mate Christian Eriksen, with 11 goals from midfield and some spectacular free-kicks?

    Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has produced some impressive performances to save Louis van Gaal's less than watertight defence, Alexis Sanchez has invigorated Arsenal with 18 goals and Cesc Fabregas has helped Chelsea to a commanding lead at the top with some inventive midfield displays.

    Please send in your thoughts to #bbcsportsday or the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  113. Bolton injury crisis

    BBC Radio Manchester: Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon says he will be without nine players, due to injury, for the home game against Fulham tomorrow. Liam Trotter and David Wheater will have fitness tests before the match.

  114. Rouse signs extension

    Rugby Union

    London Irish have announced that lock Nic Rouse has agreed a contract extension. Rouse, who joined Irish in 2013, has been in impressive form since returning from injury on Boxing Day.

  115. Monday's European back pages

    Marca

    'State of emergency at Real Madrid', says Marca, after Real suffered their heaviest defeat in more than four years - beaten 4-0 over the weekend by Atletico Madrid. "It is the worst game we have played since I have been coach." said Real coach Carlo Ancelotti, who described it as 'a mess'. That said, his team still top La Liga, a point ahead of Barcelona.

  116. Arsene Wenger news conference

    More from Arsene Wenger on the Nigel Pearson saga at tomorrow's opponents Leicester. Not much more, but this is his response: "I don't know more than you, I don't know what to think about that because I'm not well informed."

  117. Drogba savours Ivory Coast triumph

    Chelsea's former Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba went through a range of emotions watching his country win the Africa Cup of Nations last night as this Instagram clip shows.

  118. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Arsenal are now down in sixth place in the Premier League and after Leicester on Tuesday they have a home FA Cup tie with Middlesbrough on Saturday, followed by a London derby at Crystal Palace in the league and the Champions League round of 16 tie with Monaco.

    The manager says: "You focus on how you can put your team in a position to respond well and quickly. This is a very important period."

  119. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Not so good on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain either: "He's not back. He's got at least two more weeks."

  120. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Less encouraging on Jack Wilshere: "We have to monitor him daily and see how he develops. I don't know when he'll return."

  121. Arsene Wenger news conference

    "We have to deal with our performances. The criticism is always there. We have to focus on our performances. I don't take criticism personally. What I take personally is losing games."

  122. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Wenger says star man Alexis Sanchez "will be back in the group" for Tuesday's home match against Leicester and there were no injuries from the north London derby defeat at White Hart Lane.

    "We had a very strong run before Saturday so we just want to continue that. We need to respond strongly," he said.

  123. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Arsene Wenger

    Monsieur Wenger is about to face the media, is he kept awake at night by visions of Harry Kane? We'll find out soon.

  124. Jeremy Guscott column

    Former England centre Jeremy Guscott reflects on the opening Six Nations weekend in his BBC Sport column and writes: "it started with a thriller in the Cardiff cauldron and ended with signs that there is life in Scottish rugby despite another defeat in France."

  125. UK sports pages

    Daily Telegraph

    The Telegraph lead on the Six Nations and England's win over Wales in Cardiff. Former England hooker Brian Moore writes: "The triumph shows that Lancaster has a great deal of depth in his squad. Unfortunately, it does not solve the problem of knowing his best starting squad which remains significant."

  126. UK sports pages

    Guardian

    The Guardian were among those misled by events at Leicester yesterday.

    It was too late to 'hold the front page' and the Guardian website said: "An extraordinary chain of events at Leicester City on Sunday night culminated in the club issuing a statement to confirm that Nigel Pearson would remain in charge for the game at Arsenal, hours after the manager had been led to believe that he was losing his job.

    "It is understood that Pearson thought that he had gone at one point, and other staff at the club also believed that to be the case, only for the 51-year-old to be granted a reprieve later in the day."

  127. UK sports pages

    Daily Star

    Let's have a look what the papers made of things, and the Daily Star reflect on the irony of Sam Allardyce, who during his managerial career has been associated with the long ball tactic once or twice, being undone by a similarly direct piece of play from Manchester United which led to Daley Blind's stoppage time equaliser at Upton Park.

  128. Gossip Column

    In today's BBC Sport Gossip column, Real Madrid are interested in two Premier League goalkeepers, and QPR may look beyond Tim Sherwood in their search for a new manager.

  129. Ivory Coast win Africa Cup of Nations

    Ivory Coast celebrate

    The Ivory Coast, featuring Manchester City duo Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony, are the new Africa Cup of Nations champions, beating Ghana 9-8 on penalties.

    There were no goals in 120 minutes before goalkeeper Boubacar Barry saved and scored the crucial spot-kicks to give the Ivorians their second title. Their only other previous success also came on penalties against Ghana in 1992.

  130. De Gea in talks over new deal - reports

    The Independent report that David De Gea's agent agent Jorge Mendes says talks with Manchester United are continuing over a new contract for the 24-year-old goalkeeper.

  131. Premier League team news

    BBC Merseyside Sport: Liverpool have three injury concerns ahead of Tottenham tomorrow. Sterling, Coutinho and Lucas are all doubts.

  132. England beat Windies in Sydney warm-up

    Cricket

    Chris Woakes celebrates a West Indies wicket in Sydney

    England have beaten West Indies by nine wickets in their World Cup warm-up match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

    They bowled out the Windies for just 122 inside 30 overs with seamer Chris Woakes taking 5-19, and reached their target within 23 overs, Moeen Ali striking nine fours in 46 and Ian Bell unbeaten on 35.

  133. Day triumphs on PGA Tour

    Golf

    Jason Day with the Farmers Insurance Open trophy

    Australian Jason Day won the Farmers Insurance Open after a four-man sudden-death play-off at Torrey Pines.

    After Harris English and defending champion Scott Stallings bowed out when they could not make birdie at the first extra hole, Day, 27, claimed his third PGA Tour victory with a tap-in par putt at the next, the par three 16th, when JB Holmes took four.

  134. Six Nations catch-up

    Rugby Union

    We have a special Six Nations catch-up package available to UK users, with a compilation of the best moments from the opening weekend.

  135. Six Nations review

    Rugby Union

    England's Jonathan Joseph scores against Wales

    England began their Six Nations campaign with an impressive 21-16 victory over Wales in Cardiff, coming from 10 points down with maiden tries from Anthony Watson and Jonathan Joseph, plus 11 points from the boot of George Ford.

    We'll be hearing from England coach Stuart Lancaster today as his team prepare to face Italy at Twickenham on Saturday.

  136. Pearson to face the press

    Nigel Pearson tussles with James McArthur

    Leicester boss Nigel Pearson was in the news again, tangling with Crystal Palace James McArthur. After his touchline ban and fine for insulting a Leicester fan in December, there were reports he would be sacked for grappling with McArthur on the side of the pitch during Saturday's defeat by the Eagles but Leicester denied this.

    The bottom side travel to Arsenal on Tuesday night and Pearson's news conference from 14:30 this afternoon should be interesting.

  137. Premier League build-up

    Only six points separate third placed Southampton and Liverpool in seventh, and another chapter in the Premier League story awaits over the next few days, with four matches tomorrow and six on Wednesday.

    This morning we'll be hearing from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert as the build-up begins.

  138. Post update

    Harry Kane scores for Spurs against Arsenal

    Hello and welcome to another week of Sportsday. It was a good weekend for Chelsea, extending their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points, but what a weekend for Harry Kane and Tottenham, his two goals beating Arsenal 2-1 and taking Spurs above their north London rivals in the table.