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Summary

  1. Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of sex with 15-year-old girl
  2. Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak charged with violent conduct
  3. Wes Brown red card rescinded
  4. Chelsea and Everton fined £30,000 for misconduct
  5. Kevin Pietersen to work on England return
  6. GET INVOLVED: Who would you give a sporting second chance to? via #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Adam Williams and Libby Dawes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Sportsday: Out

    Thank you for joining us today for Sportsday Live.

    Same again tomorrow?

    We will have all the build-up to the Premier League midweek games, some more Cricket World Cup, and the reaction to this evening's breaking news: Sunderland's Adam Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of sex with a 15-year-old girl.

  2. Team News

    Southampton v Crystal Palace (Tuesday, 19:45)

    The third and final Tuesday evening match is Saints v Palace.

    Southampton defender Toby Alderweireld is available on Tuesday after a seven-week lay-off with a hamstring injury.

    Eljero Elia and Shane Long are pushing for recalls, with Graziano Pelle's place under threat.

    Shola Ameobi could make his first start for Crystal Palace in place of the suspended Glenn Murray.

    Jordon Mutch has a thigh problem and Fraizer Campbell, Yaya Sanogo and Marouane Chamakh are all out with hamstring injuries.

    Yep, predictably, the full match preview is here.

  3. Team News

    Hull v Sunderland (Tuesday, 19:45)

    The second sees Steve Bruce head back to his old neck of the woods.

    Hull forward Dame N'Doye is expected to start against Sunderland after being rested at the weekend.

    Strike partner Nikica Jelavic should overcome a swollen knee but Robbie Brady could miss the remainder of the season because of a calf injury.

    Sunderland will have defender Wes Brown available after successfully appealing against his red card at Old Trafford.

    Jack Rodwell, Ricky Alvarez and Billy Jones are all thought to be fit to return from injuries.

    Full match preview here.

  4. Team News

    Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion (Tuesday, 19:45)

    Three Premier League matches for you tomorrow evening. The first is the Birmingham derby:

    Aston Villa's Ron Vlaar has completed a ban but is "touch and go" to face West Brom because of a calf injury.

    Kieran Richardson and Aly Cissokho remain unavailable so Matt Lowton could again deputise at left-back.

    West Brom boss Tony Pulis has fitness concerns over Saido Berahino and Brown Ideye, who both limped off against Southampton on Saturday with respective foot and knee injuries.

    Fellow striker Victor Anichebe remains sidelined by a groin problem.

    Full Match preview here.

  5. "FC Slutsk 2-1 Shakhter Soligorsk"

    The match that never existed- but lost a bookie thousands

    A bookmaker on the Isle of Man has lost thousands of pounds in a betting scam, where bets are placed on games that never happen.

    Read the full story from BBC Sport's Simon Stone here.

    Football Pitch
  6. Vanessa-Mae bids to overturn ban

    Winter Sports

    Vanessa-Mae

    Violinist Vanessa-Mae will attempt to overturn her four-year skiing ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland on Tuesday.

    The International Ski Federation (FIS) imposed the sanction in November for her role in "manipulating" results to qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

  7. "Rock, paper, scissors - Loser marks Ronaldo"

    Football

    Featured in our Gossip column today, Real Madrid's Marcelo and Pepe use the classic argument settler to decide who would essentially be "piggy in the middle" in a training session.

    Spoiler alert: Watch out for Marcelo's little victory leap...

  8. The Super League Show tonight

    Rugby League

    Calling all Rugby fans of the League variety. The Super League Show is on tonight on BBC One at 23:50 GMT

    St Helens

    (North East & Cumbria, North West, Yorks & Lincs, and Yorkshire only)

  9. Sunderland suspend Adam Johnson

    Football

    Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson has been suspended by the club after being arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a 15-year-old.

    A club statement said: "Sunderland AFC has confirmed that Adam Johnson has been suspended from the club, pending the outcome of a police investigation. No further comment will be made at the present time."

  10. Max Chilton will drive at Le Mans

    Motorsport

    Max Chilton

    Former Formula 1 driver Max Chilton will compete in this year's Le Mans 24-Hour race in June.

    The Briton, who raced for two years in F1 with Marussia, will drive for Nissan at the World Endurance Championship opener at Silverstone on 12 April.

  11. Tour de Welsh Valleys?

    Cycling

    Geraint Thomas

    Welsh cycling will have its first professional team next year with the ultimate goal of having riders competing at the Tour de France.

    The 'We are Wales' (WAW) Pro Cycling Team was launched in Cardiff today and plans to represent the country on the professional circuit throughout Europe.

    Welsh cycling has had some exciting times in recent years with Olympic champions Nicole Cooke and Geraint Thomas (pictured) enjoying huge success on the track and the road.

  12. Crystal Palace's Jedinak charged with violent conduct

    Football

    Mile Jedinak

    Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak has been charged with violent conduct by the FA after appearing to elbow West Ham's Diafra Sakho.

    Jedinak, 30, looked to catch Sakho near the end of the game as Palace won at Upton Park on Saturday.

    The incident was not seen by the match officials but caught on video, allowing the FA to take retrospective action.

    Jedinak has until 18:00 GMT on Tuesday to respond to the charge.

  13. Liverpool no longer in the red

    Football

    John W Henry

    Liverpool have recorded a profit for the first time in seven years.

    Figures released for the financial year ended 31 May 2014 show the club made a pre-tax profit of £0.9m, which is a considerable improvement on the £49.8m loss of the previous year.

    The figures underline the progress the club have made since their takeover by Fenway Sports Group's and Boston Red Sox boss John W Henry in 2010.

  14. Now THAT is dedication...

    Olympic long-jump champion Greg Rutherford on Twitter: "Taking my training to the next level by having a long jump pit put into my garden."

    Greg Rutherford on Twitter

    KJT has responded:

    KJT

    (Athletes are weird. A heated pool I would understand...)

  15. Padraig Harrington wins Honda Classic

    Padraig Harrington

    Irish golfer Padraig Harrington beat Daniel Berger in a play-off to win the Honda Classic - his first victory in the US or Europe for seven years.

    The 43-year-old saw off the US rookie after the pair were tied at six under in a dramatic rain-delayed tournament.

    Three-time major winner Harrington double bogeyed the 17th in his fourth round but sunk a 15-foot putt on 18.

    And 119 starts after he won the 2008 US PGA title, the Dubliner clinched victory on the second deciding hole.

  16. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    England footballer in sex arrest

    England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of sex with a 15-year-old girl.

  17. Let's get busy with a Premier League Quizzy...

    Football

    Newsround Quiz

    Newsround have treated us with an interactive game.

    Warning: Do not be fooled by the friendly CBBC nature of this quiz... It is a stinker!

  18. Derby consider loan signing

    Football

    Darren Bent

    With Chris Martin and Darren Bent out with hamstring injuries, Championship leaders Derby are considering signing another striker on loan.

    Coach Paul Simpson told BBC Radio Derby the Rams had been "making some calls", adding: "We have talked about the possibility of bringing in cover but the options are very limited."

  19. Get involved - Sporting second chances

    #bbcsportsday

    A few more of your suggestions via #bbcsportsday of who might deserve a sporting second chance in light of Kevin Pietersen's desire to get back in the England side.

    Jay Sumana: The Emirates atmosphere needs a second chance, a second breath. Truly awful and uninspiring to players.

    David R Pollard: Dare I say Moyes?

    Lawal Suraj: Second chance? That would be Nani at Manchester United. He deserves it though.

    Nani
  20. Post update

    Fifa has increased Michael Boateng's lifetime ban for match fixing. It is now a worldwide lifetime ban.

    The Englishman admitted to charges against him by the Football Association for several breaches of their rules, "including accepting a bribe, which was, or appeared to be, related to seeking to influence the outcome or conduct of a match or competition. The player also admitted to the charge of failing to report the offer made to him. The charges relate to matches in the Conference South in the sixth tier of the English football league system in 2013".

  21. Clough's form 'not surprising'

    Football

    Zach Clough

    Bolton Wanderers' 19-year-old striker Zach Clough has said he has not surprised himself by scoring goals since he broke into the first team.

    Clough has scored six goals in nine games since netting on his debut in the FA Cup against Wigan in January.

    "I'm enjoying it. I've waited all my life to get to where I am and it's just all coming at once and hopefully it continues," Clough told BBC Radio Manchester.

    "I'm not surprised because I've worked hard to get where I am.

    "I've always scored goals at every level and it's just working now in the Championship. I believe in what I'm doing and I believe in my ability."

  22. Harrington and Berger in play-off

    Golf

    Padraig Harrington

    Ireland's Padraig Harrington has forced a play-off against Daniel Berger, of the United States, in the Honda Classic.

    Three-time major winner Harrington, without a win in the US or Europe since 2008, double bogeyed the 17th at the event in Florida.

    But he holed a 15-foot putt for a birdie to tie at six under with Berger, who is seeking his maiden Tour win.

  23. On to the next...

    Boxing

    Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg

    After his fifth-round stoppage against Chris Avalos to retain super-bantamweight title, Carl Frampton is looking at Scott Quigg as his next challenger.

    "I'd love to fight Scott Quigg in a summer showdown. It would be massive. It should happen," said Frampton.

    "I would leave Belfast if I had to. If I have to travel for a fight against Scott Quigg, then that's OK."

  24. Ribbons or laces...? The choice has paid off.

    Athletics

    Katarina Johnson-Thompson

    Heptathlon star Katarina Johnson-Thompson has revealed that she turned down a promising career in ballet at the age of nine to focus on athletics. In an interview with The Guardian, KJT says she "broke her mother's heart" when she chose leggings and running spikes over the leotards and Pointe shoes.

    She goes into the European Indoor Championships as the outstanding favourite to take the title in the pentathlon. You can see live coverage and highlights from Prague from Friday on the BBC.

  25. Gus Poyet news conference

    Hull City v Sunderland (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Sunderland defender Wes Brown (right) shows his dismay at being sent off by referee Roger East

    A final few words from Sunderland's manager on the the FA's earlier decision with Wes Brown: "There are moments, certain games during the season, when you need your stronger players, your most experienced players, the leaders, and this is one of them, so having John and Wes is something very special for us," Poyet added.

    "During the season, you know you are going to miss every now and then, one of them, but there are key moments. And in brings a little bit of calmness to everybody.

    "Until a few minutes ago, we needed to know if he was coming with us or not because of the decision.

    "Everything was planned for him to play tomorrow, so it makes things easier for me."

  26. Gus Poyet news conference

    Hull City v Sunderland (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Back to Gus Poyet now and he's had more to say on Wes Brown's red card against Manchester United on Saturday being rescinded.

    "The honesty of the referee, the honesty of the referees' association and the FA and the Premier League - in other situations, it would be a little bit awkward because when it's a mistaken identity, you have got two players involved, one who has done something and the other one who has been sent off," he added.

    "But like I said, it's good. It's the way I like.

    "One of the best things in life - and football is part of our life - is to live by the rules and be honest."

  27. Chelsea and Everton misconduct fines

    Football

    Chelsea and Everton misconduct incident

    It's been a busy day of decisions at the FA and the latest one to emerge from HQ is that Chelsea and Everton have been fined £30,000 for misconduct in their match on 11 February.

    Chelsea won the match at Stamford Bridge 1-0 courtesy of a late strike from Willian, but the incident that caused most controversy happened in the 86th-minute.

    Both clubs were charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

    The charge against Chelsea further alleged their players surrounded the referee and/or became involved in a mass confrontation.

    Chelsea and Everton both admitted their charge and as well as being fined were also warned as to their future conduct.

  28. Gus Poyet news conference

    Hull City v Sunderland (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Time to hear from Sunderland manager Gus Poyet now and he's been reacting to the news Wes Brown's appeal for wrongful dismissal has been upheld.

    "It just been rescinded, and it's very important for me and for English football, the way everything has been dealt with," he said.

    "The rules, everybody has followed at the FA, so honesty has been at the top of this situation, which is great. It's great for football, so I am very pleased.

  29. Brendan Rodgers news conference

    Liverpool v Burnley (Wednesday, 20:00 GMT)

    Brendan Rodgers

    Brendan Rodgers or "Brodge" as Noel Gallagher renamed him on MOTD2 a couple of weeks ago, has said that Liverpool can win all of their remaining Premier League matches. Currently on an 11 match unbeaten run, they are now fifth in the table, two points from third placed Arsenal.

    "It takes a little bit of time to get going and bringing in a certain method of play," he told a news conference. "We had to stay strong during a tough moment. We've found the solutions and we're playing at a high level.

    "It's tight. Arriving in there has always been our objective," he said of the top four. "We want to keep chasing right to the end.

    "Every game is super competitive and every team has got quality. We are going into every game respecting the opponent but believing we can win."

  30. Tony Pulis news conference

    Aston Villa v West Brom (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Tim Sherwood and Tony Pulis

    On facing up against recently-appointed Villa manager Tim Sherwood: "I managed against Tim last year. We played very well against Tottenham when I was at Palace and I think we made a couple of mistakes, they punished us and we lost 2-0.

    "I like Tim. He's a very honest, straight talking man. There's no fluff with Tim.

    "He's worked for some very good managers and with some good coaches and I think he's taken on board lots of good things."

  31. Tony Pulis news conference

    Aston Villa v West Brom (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Tony Pulis on what will be key to his side's hopes of Premier League survival: "Resilience is one of the factors that will be key to us in the the run-in towards the end of the season.

    "But, there's a lot more as well.

    "We've done OK so far, but there's 11 games to go and we need to ensure we continue doing what we're doing and not get carried away."

  32. Tony Pulis news conference

    Aston Villa v West Brom (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Tony Pulis

    West Brom manager Tony Pulis has been speaking ahead of the Baggies's trip to Villa Park on Tuesday.

    All the major news lines coming up.

  33. Wigan collapse 'not acceptable'

    Rugby League

    Wigan Warriors's Michael McIlorum

    Sticking with the 13-man code for a while and Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane criticised his side after they let a 14-point lead slip in Sunday's Super League loss at Hull KR.

    Eight days after their extra-time defeat by Brisbane in the World Club Series, Wigan were leading 20-6 in the second half but had no response as Rovers scored three unanswered tries to seal a 22-20 win.

    Asked if the Brisbane game affected Wigan's performance, Wane told BBC Radio Manchester: "It probably did. It's a tough game, we played for 90 minutes but that's the way it is. We chose to do it.

    "I still think we could have come here and won the game quite comfortably. We were just dumb with the ball and just not acceptable."

  34. Magic hands from Chase

    Rugby League

    Rangi Chase

    Now you've heard about the importance of watching the ball in sport, well this little piece of video from the weekend's Super League action shows how sometimes you can be caught out by a little piece of individual brilliance.

    A superb behind-the-back pass from Rangi Chase sets up Salford's Josh Griffin to score in the Super League Show's Try of the Week.

    We'll forgive you if you have to watch it more than once to fully appreciate the magic, but I think you'll agree it's more than worth it.

  35. Get involved - Sporting second chances

    #bbcsportsday

    Rory Anderson: Plenty of misdemeanours but I'd take Pierre van Hoojidonk back at Forest in a flash!

    Becky Krych: Definitely Kim Collins. Undoubtedly one of the best talents in the sprinting world.

    Paul Pogba

    Charlie: Paul Pogba at Man United, never even got a first chance and look at him now.

  36. New Owls owner targets Premier League

    Football

    Back to football now and Sheffield Wednesday's new owner Dejphon Chansiri wants to gain promotion to the Premier League within two years.

    The Thai businessman officially took over the club from Milan Mandaric on Monday after a deal worth £37.5m.

    The Owls are currently 10th in the Championship and 14 points off the play-offs. They celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2017 and Chansiri is hopeful they can be in the top division by then.

    He told BBC Radio Sheffield: "We want to be back for our anniversary. We will do whatever is appropriate to invest in the club to get them to the Premier League."

    Another fact for you about Chansiri is his family own one of the world's largest shares in tinned tuna production.

  37. Why did Freddie cut out the booze?

    Cricket

    Freddie Flintoff

    It has been a long time since we saw Andrew Flintoff with a pint in hand on a pedalo. The former England cricketer has waved goodbye to his days of heavy drinking, confirming it is down to health reasons.

    Currently appearing on the Australian version of 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here', he listed the reasons he gave up the boozy nights.

    "One, I genuinely thought I'd had enough of it. It catches up with me in the morning. And two, I suffer with depression and it doesn't help at all. I just hit rock bottom afterwards. So you're far better without it."

  38. Relive a classic strike

    Football

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Remember that feature David Baddiel and Frank Skinner used to do on Fantasy Football League in the early and mid-1990s called 'Phoenix From The Flames'?

    This little snippet via the Twitter feed of our friends at BBC 606 is a bit like that - but with Subbuteo.

    Thirteen years ago today since Bergkamp's iconic goal for #AFC vs. #NUFC.

    Here it is in Subbuteo form, by @SubbuteoArt.

    Bergkamp's Newcastle goal in Subbuteo
  39. Bad luck Poults...

    Golf - Honda Classic

    Ian Poulter

    Ian Poulter has lost a three-shot advantage in two holes but still has a share of the lead with Paul Casey going into the final holes of the rain-delayed Honda Classic in Florida. Keep an eye on the leaderboard here.

  40. FA upholds Wes Brown appeal

    Football

    Wes Brown sending off against Manchester United

    Some breaking news and the Football Association has upheld Wes Brown's claim of wrongful dismissal.

    The Sunderland defender was sent off against Manchester United on Saturday for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity.

    His one-match suspension has been withdrawn with immediate effect.

  41. Tim Sherwood news conference

    Aston Villa v West Brom (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Tim Sherwood on the manner of performances at the club since he took charge: "I was far more encouraged in the Newcastle game than Stoke but that's because I've had more time.

    "Zero points could have easily been six, It could have been four. We have to bounce back and get points as soon as we can.

    "The pressure should be on them already, if they are not feeling the pressure being second bottom of the league, playing for a massive club like Aston Villa then something is seriously wrong."

  42. Tim Sherwood news conference

    Aston Villa v West Brom (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Tim Sherwood

    Aston Villa have tweeted this picture of manager Tim Sherwood preparing to speak to the club's official TV channel ahead of their Premier League clash against West Brom on Tuesday.

    We'll have more from Tim in a few moments.

  43. Will this be the live TV debate of the year?

    (The answer is 'probably not'...)

    Luis Figo

    Luis Figo has welcomed the idea of a Fifa presidential debate between candidates ahead of the vote in May.

    Speaking about the idea, Figo said: "Football is loved and cherished around the world and we owe it to the fans to have an open, honest discussion about the future of Fifa as the international governing body.

    "I fully support the idea of a public debate between the candidates as proposed by the BBC and Sky. For this to work effectively, I believe all four candidates need to participate and I will be writing to the broadcasters to confirm that position.

    "It is essential that we set Fifa on a new course and the football community, including the public and the fans, deserve to know what all four presidential candidates offer for the future."

    Is this something you would like to see happen? Which are you more likely to tune into - Figo v Blatter or Cameron v Clegg v Milliband? #bbcsportsday

  44. Nigel Pearson news conference

    Man City v Leicester City (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Nigel Pearson

    On the resilience his bottom of the Premier League side are showing in the relegation battle: "When you consider we've been bottom since November and the players have gone out and put out the performances they have, that shows a resilience in itself.

    "As the season wears on, the pressure certainly does build.

    "There's no getting away from that and my job is to keep that off the players so they can free their minds to go out and play.

    "It remains to be seen how successful we are at doing that. But, I believe that we can turn the situation around."

  45. Nigel Pearson news conference

    Man City v Leicester City (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

    On the challenge facing his side as they travel to Etihad Stadium: "There's no getting away from the fact we've got to get better results.

    "We've got to get back to winning ways. Obviously, the next game gives us a very tough test.

    "So, it's important we're positive and play as well as we can. What will define our season from hereon in is our own results."

  46. Nigel Pearson news conference

    Man City v Leicester City (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Nigel Pearson

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson starts with a run-down of the fitness news: "We're more or less a fully fit squad. Kasper Schmeichel will be available in a week or so too.

    "He's been back in full training, so really we're not doing too bad."

  47. Leicester City news conference

    Man City v Leicester City (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Nigel Pearson is sat in position at the King Power Stadium speaking to reporters ahead of their trip to Man City on Wednesday.

    Some of his thoughts on the way shortly.

  48. Williamson proud of Magpies response

    Football

    Mike Williamson

    Newcastle defender Mike Williamson says the manner of his side's 1-0 win against Aston Villa on Saturday was the perfect response to their humbling by Manchester City the previous weekend.

    The 5-0 thrashing by City was described as "pathetic" by Newcastle legend Alan Shearer on Match of the Day.

    "The determination, character and persistence were there for everyone to see," Williamson told BBC Newcastle. "We were all aware of the importance on the back of last week's disappointing result.

    "The lads were making sure we didn't capitulate, we wanted a reaction and wanted to show people and ourselves. There was a lot of personal pride out there today which can make for a tense game."

  49. Alan Pardew news conference

    Southampton v Crystal Palace (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak (right) and West Ham's Diafro Sakho

    A quick line to bring you from Alan Pardew's news conference ahead of their match at Southampton on Tuesday.

    The Crystal Palace boss was asked to comment on whether or not captain Mile Jedinak could face a violent conduct charge for appearing to catch West Ham's Diafro Sakho with his elbow in Saturday's 3-1 win at Upton Park.

    "Nothing has happened. I would be surprised if something happens with this as it stands," he said.

    "But the media have highlighted it and we'll have to see where it goes.

    "It's about how the laws are interpreted. We've seen a couple of incidents over the weekend that are being debated retrospectively.

    "Things like this and diving, elbows and poor tackles are all on the agenda to deal with."

  50. Fonte urges Saints to 'just shoot'

    Football

    Jose Fonte

    Southampton captain Jose Fonte has urged his side to "just shoot" in a bid to overturn a run of one goal in five Premier League games.

    Saints are winless in their last three matches and have slipped out of the top four for the first time since December.

    "We're not finding the net. It's frustrating but we need to take responsibility," defender Fonte told BBC Radio Solent. "No-one will criticise if you try and something doesn't come off - at least try and make something happen.

    "Just shoot - it might hit someone and deflect in. That's what we've got to keep trying."

  51. Get involved - Sporting second chances

    #bbcsportsday

    A few of your early suggestions here for sporting second chances in light of Kevin Pietersen's desire to return to the England cricket team.

    Abbie Crawley: Bring back Xabi Alonso and Sami Hyypia to make Liverpool's defence and midfield impossible to compete against.

    Ehsan Khan: Mohammad Amir. He was a young and naive bowler and hopefully he has learnt his lesson. We all want second chances!

    Jonathan Trott

    Felix Keith: Jonathan Trott deserves another chance. Much more so than Kevin Pietersen.

    Keep your suggestions coming in through the normal channels.

  52. Ireland bid for 2017 World Cup

    Rugby Union

    Ireland pair Alison Millar and Jenny Murphy celebrate the victory over England

    The Irish Rugby Football Union has submitted a bid to host the Women's Rugby World Cup in August 2017 at locations in Dublin and Belfast.

    Irish Rugby hope to host the tournament pool stages at University College Dublin before moving to Belfast for semi-finals and finals at Queens University Sport and the newly developed Kingspan Stadium.

    Irish women's rugby is on something of a high at the moment following an 11-8 win against England in the Women's Six Nations on Friday.

  53. "The big four" to compete in Italy

    Cycling

    Froome and Contador

    Alberto Contador, Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali, and Nairo Quintana have all signed up to participate in the Tirreno Adriatico ("The Race of Two Seas"), a World Tour stage race through the mountains of Italy.

    The big four (plus Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel) have not yet participated in the same race this season and it is unlikely this will happen again before the Tour de France in July.

  54. Steve Bruce news conference

    Hull City v Sunderland (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Maynor Figueroa challenge on Stephen Ireland

    Steve Bruce responding to questions about Maynor Figueroa's challenge on Stoke's Stephen Ireland on Saturday: "Stephen Ireland committed the worst challenge on David Meyler. It was an awful challenge about 20 minutes in.

    "I could take you a picture of Maynor Figueroa's ankle on Saturday, he had five stitches from a tackle he received and carried on.

    "Nobody wants to see a cut from an injury that Stephen Ireland received, but unfortunately in football it happens. There's challenges with the way boots are nowadays with these blades that result in these type of injuries.

    "Unfortunately Maynor has kicked the ball and has followed through and caught Stephen Ireland's leg."

  55. Steve Bruce news conference

    Hull City v Sunderland (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Wes Brown sending off

    Steve Bruce on the controversy surrounding Wes Brown's sending off against Manchester United: "I was watching the rugby yesterday afternoon and the referee, before he awarded a try, stopped to speak to the video official before making his decision.

    "With the technology we've got, the goal line technology, I can't see the reason why the referee can't go to the fourth official and say, 'I'm undecided here about which one has committed the foul'.

    "It was a foul, but he's obviously got it wrong. If he can stop the game for four or five seconds to review the footage, it can get the right decision."

  56. Steve Bruce news conference

    Hull City v Sunderland (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Steve Bruce on his track record of getting wins against his former club Sunderland: "Since I've left, we've done well against them, there's no disputing that.

    "But, it's another game. It's another three points as far as I'm concerned and if we get them, it would go a very long way to keeping us in this division.

    "I'm only interested in what we do."

  57. Steve Bruce news conference

    Hull City v Sunderland (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce on his side's home match against a fellow relegation struggler: "It gives us a wonderful opportunity of putting some daylight between ourselves and Sunderland in the bottom three.

    "If we take that opportunity, it's a tremendous platform for us which is always good with 10 games to go.

    "We're both fighting for our lives at the moment. I'm sure Gus Poyet is also seeing it as a tremendous opportunity to get a result to relieve the pressure."

  58. Get involved - Sporting second chances

    Kevin Pietersen

    So, 69% of you told us Kevin Pietersen should play for England again following news the batsman will work on a possible return to the side.

    With that in mind, we want to know who would you give a sporting second chance to (or a third in KP's case)?

    If you could bring any player back to any club or sport following a previous misdemeanour, who would it be?

    Get in touch on text to 81111 (UK only), Tweet us via #bbcsportsday or leave a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  59. "Southampton can play in Europe next season"

    Crystal Palace v Southampton (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has been speaking ahead of their match against Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

    Ronald Koeman

    He has been addressing the lack of goals from his side. "We need to be more ruthless in the box, but its not just the strikers, it's the team who need to create more chances. I need to be clear to the players in what we are trying to do and trying to reach."

    Koeman was also asked where the team were aiming to finish in the Premier League table. "Champions League football is still possible if we win seven or eight of 11 matches but it will be difficult. If we win five of 11 games, that means 61 points and we will be playing European football."

    Some good news, there are no fresh injuries to the team for the match against Palace.

  60. Brucey bonus

    Hull City v Sunderland (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Steve Bruce

    Our Premier League managers have started appearing in their respective news conferences.

    Here's a bonus, midweek-match talking, Steve Bruce who has just started his. Ronald Koeman is also in the chair for his Southampton news conference.

    We'll have the top news from both managers shortly.

  61. Get involved - favourite celebrations

    #bbcsportsday

    Here's a last selection of your favourite sporting celebrations before we unleash a selection of Premier League managers on you with their news conferences.

    Nicolas Virtanen: The Shefki Kuqi "Bellyflop" celebration has got to be up there!

    Shefki Kuqi

    Scott Kelly: Lomana Lua-Lua and his famous multiple backflips! Classic Premier League Celebration!

    Stewart Wallace: Peter Crouch and the Robot.

  62. KP: Your say

    Earlier, we asked you - Should Kevin Pietersen play for England again?

    The votes are in and we can confirm 69% of you voted yes for the destructive right-hand batsman to make a comeback to national colours.

    We'll have more reaction to come.

  63. "Violent behaviour" between Millwall and Rotherham fans

    Football

    Rotherham have condemned the "unprecedented level of violent behaviour" of a section of Millwall fans after crowd trouble marred Saturday's Championship fixture at the New York Stadium. Sections of a 1,300-strong following from Millwall turned nasty after Rotherham scored an 85th-minute goal to seal a 2-1 win, which left the London club six points adrift in the bottom three.

    After initially chanting for manager Ian Holloway's head, they turned their attention to the Millers fans and tried to invade home section of the ground, forcing riot police to intervene.

    There were also reports of further trouble outside the ground after the game, with two stewards suffering injury and the windscreen of a car housing a disabled home supporter smashed.

  64. Vote: Should Kevin Pietersen play for England again?

    Don't forget to cast your vote in our topic of discussion today.

    Only seven minutes left to vote...

  65. Coming up...

    Later on today we have 10 Premier League press conferences, starting from about 13:00 GMT onwards. Expect to hear team news from Hull, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Southampton, West Brom, Liverpool, Leicester, Swansea, Burnley and Sunderland.

    Tim Sherwood
  66. World Cup progress report

    Cricket

    New Zealand's Trent Boult and Australia's Michael Clarke

    The Cricket World Cup might be taking a break today, but already we've seen enough memorable moments to make a whole tournament.

    Our man in Australia and New Zealand, Stephan Shemilt, takes a look at stories of record-breaking batsmen, battered bowlers and awful England.

    With nearly all of the 14 teams at least halfway through their group fixtures, what have we learned?

  67. Partying on a school night?

    Football

    Looks like it was all too much excitement for John Terry's children last night. The Chelsea captain posted this on Instagram last night.

    John Terry on Instagram
  68. (In a Louis Walsh accent) "You remind me of a young Marcel Desailly"

    Football

    Kurt Zouma

    Kurt Zouma was labelled "our new Marcel Desailly" by Jose Mourinho after the Capital One Cup final win.

    With Nemanja Matic Mourinho selected defender Zouma in midfield for his 17th Chelsea appearance and the 20-year-old Frenchman did not look out of place in the 2-0 Wembley defeat of Tottenham.

    That brought further comparisons to his compatriot Desailly, who played 222 times for Chelsea, and was comfortable in both defence and midfield.

    "That is a lovely thing, what the boss said," Zouma said. "(But) it is too early to say that because Marcel Desailly is a legend of Chelsea".

    (Congratulations, you are through to bootcamp).

  69. Get involved - favourite celebrations

    #bbcsportsday

    Jack Drain: Roma's Francesco Totti taking a 'selfie' when he scored this season.

    Roma's forward Francesco Totti celebrates by taking a 'selfie' with fans after scoring a second goal during the Italian Serie A match

    Keep them coming using #bbcsportsday

  70. Train abuse reports investigated

    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    "British Transport Police are investigating reports Chelsea supporters were involved in racist and abusive behaviour on a train between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly on Sunday evening.

    "A BTP spokesman confirmed shortly after 22:30 GMT, officers were called to meet the train at Stoke.

    "Officers from Staffordshire Police also attended and asked four men to leave the train.

    "Two witnesses were spoken to and investigations continue."

  71. "Worst feeling in the world" - Kane

    Football

    Tottenham's Harry Kane says losing the Capital One Cup final was the "worst feeling in the world". Chelsea beat their London rivals 2-0 to win the League Cup for the first time since 2007. Kane has said despite the defeat, he is sure it will drive Tottenham on to win silverware of their own.

    Harry Kane
  72. London Broncos coach quits

    Rugby League

    Joey Grima has leftLondon Broncos three games into the season. The Australian coach had reshaped the squad with a view to an instant return to Super League, but he says "personal family circumstances out of my control mean I have decided to step down."

  73. Norwich wins 'make promotion harder'

    Football

    Lewis Grabban

    Striker Lewis Grabban claims Norwich City's attempt to win promotion back to the Premier League has been made more difficult by their surge in form.

    The Canaries are third in the table, just one point outside the automatic promotion places, after six successive wins.

    "Now that we've moved into the higher bit of the league, teams will try raise their game," Grabban told BBC Radio Norfolk.

  74. A note for users on mobile devices and in the BBC Sport app

    The sport front page and football page will not be available for a short period of time from around 12:00 GMT.

    This scheduled down time comes as we make some changes to the way these pages are displayed on mobile devices.

    This work and the resultant change does not affect users on desktop computers or laptops. However, if you visit the site on a mobile or smart phone or through the BBC Sport app on any device, you will see these updated versions of pages. See here for more information.

  75. Coutinho, Azpilicueta, Murray...

    Football

    If you are looking to shuffle your fantasy football team around, Garth Crooks has a few tips for you in his team of the week.

    Garth's Team of the Week
  76. King eyeing return to road

    Road Cycling

    Dani King

    Olympic cycling champion Dani King dropped by MediaCityUK this morning to tell BBC Breakfast how she has rebuilt her confidence after a "freak" road accident that left her in intensive care.

    King, who won gold in the team pursuit at London 2012, suffered five broken ribs and a collapsed lung in a crash on a regular training route in south Wales after a member of her group hit a pothole.

    In October, the 23-year-old decided to switch from track to road cycling to ride full-time for team Wiggle Honda.

  77. Don't forget to vote

    Remember you've got until 13:00 GMT to have your say on our current vote.

    Should Kevin Pietersen play for England again? Yes or No.

    Kevin Pietersen

    Make your choice by clicking the options on the top-right of the screen.

    Full terms and conditions are available here.

  78. Football daily

    Football

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Catch up on all of Sunday's Premier League action and reaction in the handy 5 live Football Daily Podcast.

    Download it now to hear Brendan Rodgers express his delight after Liverpool bounced back from midweek defeat in Turkey, to beat Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City.

  79. Murray checks in

    Tennis

    Andy Murray Davis Cup

    Andy Murray is back on home soil this week, gearing up for action with Great Britain facing the United States in the Davis Cup from Friday.

    The two-time slam winner shared this Instagram shot from Glasgow this morning shows: First session on the match court ahead of the tie this weekend.. #herewego #DavisCup #GBvsUSA #letsgo #TeamGB

  80. Get involved - favourite celebrations

    #bbcsportsday

    Balotelli Why always me?

    Salv Merola: Mario Balotelli's "Why Always Me" has to be the best celebration. And in such a big game

    Kathryn Bate: Valentino Rossi always had good ones. In Jerez 2007 he had fans dress up as bowling pins so he could pretend to bowl them over (pictures on a postcard please)

    Chris Turner: Shearer running with hand in the air. Simple. Classic.

  81. Keeper quits to become car salesman

    Football

    Jordan Seabright

    Here's an unusual story from lower down the football pyramid where Torquay United goalkeeper Jordan Seabright has quit football to become a car salesman in his home town of Poole.

    The 20-year-old has played six Conference games this term since joining from Dagenham in the summer, his latest on 17 January at Altrincham.

    "It's a really brave decision," Torquay boss Chris Hargreaves told BBC Sport.

    "It's a decision that I don't think is necessarily the wrong decision, but the bigger factor is it disappoints me that he's lost that dream."

  82. Joe Root has his say on the ongoing Kevin Pietersen saga

    Cricket

    Kevin Pietersen and Joe Root

    Joe Root has said the situation regarding Kevin Pietersen is "irrelevant" to the team as they battle to stay in the World Cup. He has said the team are concentrating on improving performances in order to remain in the competition.

  83. European back pages

    Football

    L'Equipe front page

    Completing our European round-up in France now where L'Equipe tells the tale of Sunday's top match in Ligue 1, which saw Paris St-Germain miss the chance to go top of the table.

    A Zlatan-less PSG squandered a number of chances in a goalless draw against Monaco.

    Lyon stay a point clear at the top over PSG, while Monaco move up to fourth.

  84. European back pages

    Football

    Corriere Dello Sport

    Over to Italy now and in Serie A, Fiorentina kept up their recent good form with a 1-0 win against Inter Milan at the San Siro.

    The result continues a sorry season for the Milan clubs. Inter Milan have fallen to ninth in the table while AC Milan are a point behind in 10th.

    The league's top two - Juventus and Roma - meet tonight at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. There will be full live text commentary on the BBC Sport Website from 19:45 GMT.

  85. European back pages

    Football

    Marca front page

    Time for a look at what's making the sporting headlines on the continent now.

    In Spain, Real Madrid's draw at home to Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday not only cut their lead over second-placed Barcelona to two points but also means El Clasico in three weeks time is likely to have added significance.

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 30th goal of the season.

  86. Chelsea's remaining fixtures

    Football

    Here are Chelsea's remaining fixtures in the Premier League and Champions League. If they progress of course there will be a few more travel days and tired legs...

    Chelsea's remaining fixtures

    Who has the stamina to go the distance... Chelsea or Manchester City?

  87. Have your say

    Kevin Pietersen

    It's voting time and Kevin Pietersen is back making headlines again this morning with the subject of his potential return to England action on the table once more.

    So, we're asking you quite simply - Should Kevin Pietersen play for England again? Yes or no.

    Vote by simply clicking an option on the top-right of this page and you have until 13:00 GMT to have your say.

    Full terms and conditions are available here.

  88. Man City "need to win EVERY game to win title" - Bony

    Football

    Manchester City £28m striker Wilfried Bony is said to believe they now have to target victory in every remaining game to retain the title.

    Here are City's remaining fixtures:

    Manchester City last fixtures

    (These of course are the fixtures assuming they do not progress in the Champions League).

    Can they do it? Life long City fan Noel Gallagher doesn't think so...

  89. Canaries claim bragging rights

    Football

    Bradley Johnson

    Time for some Championship football now and this is one that's a bit painful to type about for one of the Sportsday team this morning.

    Norwich City made it six wins in a row with a 2-0 victory against East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town at Carrow Road on Sunday.

    A cracking strike from Bradley Johnson and Lewis Grabban's scrambled effort ensured the hosts climbed above Ipswich to third in the table and three points behind leaders Derby County.

  90. 2022 Commonwealth Games Host City bid: Durban v ...Nobody else

    Commonwealth Games

    Durban, the only bidders for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, will launch their bid officially today.

    Durban

    Imagine if they don't win the right to host.... Awkward.

  91. More boardroom exits at Ibrox

    Football

    David Somers

    There's been more boardroom upheaval at Rangers as chairman David Somers has resigned only days before his future in the position was due to be voted on by shareholders.

    The move was confirmed in a statement to the Stock Exchange earlier.

    An extraordinary general meeting is being held at Ibrox on Friday, when the future of the current board is to be decided.

    It is unclear if chief executive Derek Llambias and finance director Barry Leach will also go before Friday.

  92. QPR post £9.8m losses

    Football

    Premier League side QPR have filed their accounts for the year ending May 2014 which show the club posted a loss for the year of £9.8m.

    In a statement, the club said expenditure was reduced by £22m, mainly driven by lower player costs and "this trend will continue in future years as the club will continue to bring losses down."

    The club's shareholders have reiterated their long term support by writing off £60m of shareholder loans.

  93. Get involved - favourite celebrations

    #bbcsportsday

    Some more of your favourite sporting celebration suggestions here.

    Paul McQuillan: Brian Kidd running on to the pitch when Bruce scored against Sheffield Wednesday.

    Russell Moore: Great to see Jonas Gutierrez back - his Spiderman celebration has to be one of the best celebrations.

    Stuart Pearce scored a penalty against Spain in Euro 96

    Connor Jameson: Euro 96, Stuart Pearce penalty celebration #passion #redemption #bestcelebration

    I think a few of us shared Psycho's reaction when that one went in!

  94. "You could have told us!"

    Football

    BBC Match of the Day commentator Jonathan Pearce gets a soaking by a sprinkler at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.

    Jonathan Pearce
  95. Testing done... Bring on Melbourne

    Formula 1

    Formula 1 drivers

    Good news for World Champion Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes are looking dominant again. In Andrew Benson's latest blog, he looks at the twists and turns of testing .

  96. Sotherton theft gets reconstruction

    Athletics

    Kelly Sotherton

    The theft of a Commonwealth Games gold medal belonging to athlete Kelly Sotherton is set to feature on BBC's Crimewatch.

    The former heptathlete and 400m runner and her family were asleep upstairs when the burglary took place in Sutton Coldfield overnight on 17 February.

    The burglars also took nine AAA British medals, about six Island Games medals and other items including a computer.

    Sotherton said the burglary of the medal she won in 2006 in Melbourne was "really unnerving".

  97. Catch-up on all the action

    Rugby Union

    Italy outscored Scotland three tries to one at Murrayfield

    Away from Ireland's victory against England, there were also victories for Italy and Wales on the third weekend of the Six Nations.

    If you missed any of the action, give yourself 10 minutes to watch all the tries and big hits in our latest Six Nations catch-up on the iPlayer.

  98. Get involved - favourite celebrations

    #bbcsportsday

    Here's an early shout for favourite sporting or goal celebrations in honour of Jose Mourinho's Wembley suit slide.

    Peter Collins: Hull re-enacting Phil Brown's team talk on the pitch when they scored. Never seen anything like it!

    Hull City pitch talk celebration

    Keep your suggestions coming in, text 81111 (UK only) Tweet via #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  99. Grand Slam goodbye

    Rugby Union

    A dejected Chris Robshaw of England

    Switching sports now to rugby union and Ireland remain on track for a Six Nations Grand Slam after they inflicted a first defeat of the championship on England in Dublin on Sunday.

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster remains hopeful his side can still win the title despite 19-9 defeat.

    There are very few Grand Slam teams," Lancaster said.

    "In the majority of years you end up with a team winning the championship that has lost one game along the way.

    "We have two games at home and it's critical we get as much out of those as we can."

  100. More from Boycott

    Cricket

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Kevin Pietersen

    More reaction from Geoffrey Boycott on the new twist in the Kevin Pietersen and England tug of war: "It needs to be put clear to him (Kevin) that if he plays well in county cricket then there's going to be a genuine - and I mean the word genuine - change of heart and change of opinion that he is going to be open for selection and that they are going to put bygones to one side.

    "I don't think that it is fair to ask anybody to give up an IPL contract because that's all he has.

    "He only has Twenty20 around the world."

  101. Boycott on KP

    Cricket

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Former England batsman and Test Match Special summariser Geoffrey Boycott has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 live about Colin Graves's comments on a possible England return for Kevin Pietersen.

    "It says to me that Kevin needs to get a meeting with Colin Graves as soon as he can and, preferably, with Paul Downton and James Whitaker there after he has spoken to the chairman, because he wants to be clear," Boycott said.

    "It's alright the chairman saying he has to play county cricket, but if he does that and gives up a lucrative IPL contract and Downton and Whitaker are still not going to pick him, that's kind of like leading him on isn't it? And that's not fair."

  102. Gunners climb to third

    Football

    Olivier Giroud

    Elsewhere in Sunday's Premier League action, Olivier Giroud rewarded manager Arsene Wenger's support with a goal as Arsenal beat Everton 2-0 to climb back to third.

    Wenger kept the striker in his starting line-up even though he missed several chances during Wednesday's 3-1 Champions League defeat by Monaco.

    Giroud volleyed in Mesut Ozil's corner six minutes before half-time.

  103. Reds upset City challenge

    Football

    Jordan Henderson celebrates his Liverpool goal

    Away from Chelsea's Wembley win on Sunday, there was an eventful afternoon of Premier League drama too.

    Liverpool dented Manchester City's pursuit of Mourinho's men thanks to two superb goals from Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho in a 2-1 win at Anfield.

    Despite the set-back, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists his side "must keep fighting" if they are to retain their Premier League title.

  104. Pietersen stand-off rumbles on

    Cricket

    Kevin Pietersen

    Moving away from football briefly and to cricket where the England and Wales Cricket Board has moved to clarify the situation over sacked batsman Kevin Pietersen returning to the England team.

    Incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves said the first step back for the 34-year-old would be to play county cricket.

    But an ECB spokesperson said: "Colin Graves is correct. Nothing has changed.

    "Only players who are playing consistent high-quality county cricket and who are seen as a positive influence will be selected."

    In another twist to the saga, this morning the player himself tweeted: Incredibly humbling how supportive you've all been since the news broke yesterday from Mr Colin Graves. Gonna try work this out for sure!

  105. Monday's back pages

    Football

    Daily Star back page

    A final look at the back pages this morning and both the Daily Star and the Daily Express both go with the headline "Child's Play" to sum up the jovial nature of Jose Mourinho's post-match mood after their Wembley triumph.

    Another couple of shots of that classy suit slide top things off for good measure.

  106. Monday's back pages

    Football

    Daily Mirror

    More recognition of Chelsea's Wembley win on the back of this morning's Daily Mirror.

    Darren Lewis writes how Jose Mourinho enjoyed "a perfect day" under the famous arch.

    Also on the back page are reports exiled England Test batsman Kevin Pietersen could be set for talks at Lord's about the possibility of a return to national colours.

    More on that to come shortly.

  107. Monday's back pages

    Football

    The Sun back page

    It's a sea of blue across the back pages this morning with Chelsea's League Cup final win against Tottenham dominating the headlines.

    The Sun goes with the headline "Baby Blue" as Jose Mourinho admitted to feeling "like a kid again" as he secured his first trophy since returning to Stamford Bridge at the start of last season.

  108. Get involved

    Plenty of ways for you to contribute to the debate throughout today, so get involved and tell us what you think.

    Jose Mourinho's slide on the Wembley turf in his suit at full time yesterday got me thinking of some great sporting celebrations.

    On top of that, Borussia Dortmund pair Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang turned in to caped crusaders straight out of Gotham City as they celebrated a goal against Schalke in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

    Aubameyang and Reus

    So, what is your favourite sporting celebration?

    Are you a fan of a cheeky Roger Milla dance by the corner flag or more of a Gazza dentist's chair person?

    Gazza dentist's chair celebration

    Text 81111 (UK only) Tweet us via #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  109. Rumour mill

    Football

    Radamel Falcao

    Valencia keen to sign Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao, Juventus hot-shot Alvaro Morata tipped for Premier League move and Chelsea allowed just 20 minutes to celebrate their League Cup triumph.

    They're just some of the big news lines from around the papers in this morning's Gossip Column.

    We'll bring you a round-up of the morning's back pages shortly.

  110. Mourinho - 'I'm hungry for more trophies'

    Football

    Jose Mourinho

    So let's start with the man who almost perfected the slide in a suit at Wembley yesterday - Jose Mourinho.

    The Chelsea manager spoke of his desire to win even more trophies following the Blues' 2-0 win against Tottenham.

    "I am like a kid winning the first one," the Portuguese said.

    "It's hard for me to live without titles. I need to feed myself with them."

  111. Welcome along

    Good morning and welcome along to Sportsday at the start of what's set to be another busy week of sporting action.

    Plenty of Premier League action to come later on this week and we'll hear from six of those managers throughout the day in their pre-match news conferences.

    But first time to look back on a weekend of sporting drama and excitement.

    A League Cup final, Premier League goals to gawp at and a bruising Six Nations battle in Dublin just some of the major talking points - and that was just Sunday.

    Stick with us for all the analysis and reaction.

    Chelsea win League Cup