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Summary

  1. Borthwick, Farrell and Howley confirmed as Lions coaches
  2. Arsenal top Champions League group after 4-1 win in Basel
  3. Man City and Celtic draw dead rubber 1-1
  4. Spurs and Leicester in Champions League action tonight

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By Matt Davis and Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    That's all from us for today.

    You can follow all of tonight's Champions League action online and on Radio 5 live.

    There is also the Premier League Show on BBC Two at 22:00 GMT.

  2. How boxing coach is tackling knife crime

    Get Inspired

    Get Inspired

    Volunteer boxing coach Michael Harris took over the running of the Double Jab boxing club in Lewisham two years ago and - aged just 22 - has won this year's BBC Unsung Hero award for London. 

    In an area troubled by gang violence and knife crime, he has helped 19 youngsters with minor criminal records to get into steady employment. 

    And by offering training and facilities to more than 250 people who use the gym every week, he continues to provide a safe space for young people to channel their energy away from the street. 

    If you want to find out more about getting into boxing, read our inclusive guide.

  3. A 48-team World Cup?

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    world cup

    Fifa’s president Gianni Infantino is understood to be in favour of expanding the World Cup to 48 teams.

     Fifa sources have told the BBC his preferred option for expanding the tournament is to now have 16 groups of 3 teams each.

     The top two teams would qualify into a knock-out round of 32. The tournament would then proceed entirely on a knock-out basis.

     Sources close to Fifa president have told the BBC he believes this format “shares the World Cup experience with the world” and offers more countries a chance to compete at football’s flagship event.

     A final decision will be made at a meeting of Fifa’s Council in early January in Zurich.

  4. New Champions League regulations are 'crazy'

    Football

    Listen to Philippe Auclair's thoughts on the rich club/big league monopoly of the Champions League.

    From the 2018-19 season, the four highest nations from Uefa's club coefficient rankings and their top four clubs will bypass the qualifying rounds and go straight in at the group stages.

    Click here for the best of 5 live's sport coverage, insight and analysis.  

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    Video caption: Philippe Auclair says Uefa's new plans only benefit the "richer clubs".
  5. The Champions League is like being asked on a date by Cindy Crawford

    FC Porto v Leicester City (19:45 GMT)

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

    I've never experienced the changes in emotions following Leicester City in one season. 

    In the defeat at Sunderland, the Foxes simply weren't at it. Alan Shearer criticised the lack of effort in the team and I have to agree. It's been noticeable from day one in the loss at Hull that Claudio Ranieri's men aren't as 'in your face' as they were last term. 

    They're not clicking, creating or charging on opponents as they did six months ago when they created the most incredible sport story ever. 

    Troy Deeney recently claimed this of his Watford team: "When we played them, in November, we did things a bit differently and decided to start by going at them." Can't argue with that - the champions have been sussed out. 

    The Champions League, though, is like being asked on a date by Cindy Crawford. You know it's not a long-term thing, it's a novelty, you want to impress and forget about all those domestic chores that need doing to go and have some fun. 

    Well, that's what I'd imagine a date with Cindy Crawford would be like anyway (dear Cindy, we do a lovely cheese cob in Leicester, call me). 

    Cindy Crawford
  6. Amputee footballer wins goal award

    One-legged footballer Tommy McKay has won the Scottish Professional Football League's goal of the month. 

    The 32-year-old Dundee United fan scored during a half-time challenge at Tannadice in November. 

    The goal has been viewed more than two million times after it was posted on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

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    Video caption: A one-legged amateur footballer has been shortlisted for the SPFL's goal of the month.
  7. IOC extend Russian sanctions

    Doping sanctions against Russia have been extended until further notice by the International Olympic Committee.

    Measures against the country were imposed in July after the first part of a World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada)-commissioned report found evidence of state-sponsored doping.

    Part two of the McLaren report will be published on Friday.

    Russian track and field athletes and weightlifters were banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

  8. 'Coach would swear at us, then we'd pray'

    BBC NFL pundit Osi Umenyiora recalls how bizarre it was when one of his coaches would shout and swear at them, before everyone in the locker room bowed their heads to pray.

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    Video caption: 'Coach would swear at us, then we'd pray'
  9. Southampton news conference

    Southampton v Hapoel Be'er Sheva (Thurs, 20:05 GMT)

    Claude Puel has been speaking to the media ahead of Southampton's final Europa League group match against Israeli side Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

    Both teams are joint second in group K with seven points, meaning the winner will progress to the knock-out stages.

    The Saints are already in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup after beating Arsenal in the last round.

    "We have to give it our all, " said Puel. "We are at home and we have showed we are strong with the support of the fans." 

    "The two teams have both got an opportunity in this game, because it is like a final.

    "The semi-finals of the EFL Cup was one of our objectives. To reach the next round of the Europa League is another for us."

    He added:"I'm confident my players can handle the pressure."

    Puel
  10. Sanchez & Ozil want 'Pogba type money’ to stay at Arsenal

    Football

    Arsenal will need to pay Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil “huge money” in order for the duo to commitment their futures to the club, says journalist Neil Ashton. 

    Click here for the best of 5 live's sport coverage, insight and analysis.    

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    Video caption: Neil Ashton says the Gunners will need to pay the duo “huge money” for them to stay.
  11. Hodgson open to management return

    Former England boss Roy Hodgson wants to return to management.

    The 69-year-old has not worked since leaving his England job after their Euro 2016 exit to Iceland.

    "You do become a bit wiser with the years and you perhaps make a few less mistakes with dealing with players that you would have made when you were young, thought you knew it all and thought that you were invincible," he told Sky Sports. 

    "I certainly don't feel that I couldn't handle the day-to-day work and pressures. 

    "I just have to wait and see what comes along. I've not been in any particular rush. 

    "I'm hoping that something will come along that will really interest me."

    Former England boss Roy Hodgson
  12. India team news

    Cricket

    Adam Mountford

    BBC Test Match Special producer

    India have dropped Ajinkya Rahane for the fourth Test tomorrow with Manish Pandey coming into the squad in his place. 

    Pace bowler Mohammed Shami remains a doubt with a knee injury with uncapped Shardul Thakur coming into the squad as cover. 

  13. 5 live’s Football Daily

    Wenger: We can play without 'guilt' after winning group

    Listen to reaction to Arsenal winning their group, Manchester City drawing with Celtic, again. Plus could Celtic cut it if they joined the English Premier League? 

    Click here to listen.

  14. London Welsh to liquidate

    London Welsh are seeking voluntary liquidation.

    The club are fifth in their second season back in the Championship following relegation.

    Chairman Gareth Hawkins said: “The debts accrued have left the club with no alternative but to seek liquidation. 

    “In the new year, it is the hope and intention of the board that London Welsh will be able to return to playing at Old Deer Park.

    "However it will first be necessary to change the Club’s business model to a semi-professional set-up and form a new company, and then raise £300,000 so that the club can regain a position within the Championship."

  15. 'Welcome home, Robin'

    Feyenoord host Robin van Persie's Fenerbahce tomorrow at 18:00 GMT in the final Europa League group game. Both sides can go through depending on the scoreline there and at Zorya Luhansk v Manchester United, another old club of the Dutch striker.

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  16. Lewers 'shocked' at being dropped by GB

    Two-time Olympian Iain Lewers says he is hugely disappointed at being dropped from the Great Britain hockey squad. 

    The 32-year-old defender revealed he was not in the panel soon to be named by head coach Bobby Crutchley. 

    Belfast-born Lewers made his GB debut in 2011, having originally played internationals for Ireland - winning over 200 caps between the countries.

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    Video caption: Iain Lewers disappointed at being dropped by GB
  17. Saracens sign Australia lock

    Saracens have signed Australia forward Will Skelton on a short-term deal from Waratahs.

    The 24-year-old, who is 6ft 7in and 22st, has won 18 Test caps for the Wallabies, mainly at lock.

    Will Skelton
  18. Minnows could play Hibs tie at Hearts

    Bonnyrigg Rose chairman Charlie Kirkwood hopes the club can play their Scottish Cup fourth round tie against Hibernian at the home of Hearts.

    The Rose, who are based a few miles outside Edinburgh, beat Dumbarton 1-0 in a third round replay and it is "unlikely" New Dundas Park can host cup holders Hibs.

    "Three quarters of the team are Hearts fans - they're buzzing for the thought of playing Hibs at their holy ground of Tynecastle," said Kirkwood.

    The junior club qualified for the competition through being East Super League champions in 2015-16.

    New Dundas Park
  19. Williams' unexpected windfall

    World Snooker have sent the prize money for the UK Championship to the wrong player. 

    Mark Selby won the York event, but Mark Williams, who lost the quarter-final, has just been paid £165,750...

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  20. 'Jab, don't stab' - the London boxing coach tackling knife crime

    Get Inspired - Unsung Hero

    Meet Michael Harris, the young volunteer boxing coach who took over the running of the Double Jab boxing club in Lewisham two years ago and is this year's winner of the BBC Unsung Hero award for London. 

    In an area troubled by gang violence and knife crime, he has helped 19 youngsters with minor criminal records to get into steady employment. 

    And by offering training and facilities to more than 250 people who use the gym every week, he continues to provide a safe space for young people to channel their energy away from the street. 

    Find out more about getting into boxing with our inclusive guide.