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Summary

  1. Frank Lampard retires aged 38
  2. Who was better - Lampard or Gerrard? #bbcsportsday
  3. England pick Launchbury for Six Nations opener
  4. Wales, Scotland & Ireland name teams

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By Libby Dawes

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  1. Record breaker - Frank Lampard retires

    • Only Ryan Giggs (632) and Gareth Barry (615) have made more Premier League appearances than Lampard (609).
    • His total of 177 goals is the Premier League's fourth highest behind Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Andy Cole.
    • He has scored more goals from outside the box than any other Premier League player (41).
    • Lampard scored against a record 39 different teams in the Premier League.
    • No England player has scored as many penalties as Lampard (nine), excluding shootouts.
    Frank Lampard
    Image caption: Lampard was awarded the OBE in 2015

    And with that, we will say goodnight. 

    Have a super evening - same again tomorrow?

    Chin up - it's nearly Friday....!

  2. Le Mans 24 hour race line-up announced

    Notable driver entries into this year's 24 Hour LeMans race include: 

    Olympic cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy, former F1 drivers Sebastian Buemi and Nelson Pique Jr and former Manchester United goalkeeper Fabien Barthez. 

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  3. Who was better - Lampard or Gerrard?

    MrClayton2000: Lampard has been a model of the FA Coaching Manual for 20 years: incredible record in every way. Gerard was a great cameo.

    Peter Collins: Lampard more consistent and more professional. Gerrard more moments of magic and more passionate.

    Check out the stats and cast your vote here. Have your say by using #bbcsportsday.

  4. That's strange...

    Ashley Cole has posted the same image on HIS Instagram... Drogba got there first but the message to his former Chelsea team-mate is just as heartfelt: 

    "What a career you have had. The dedication you had will not be matched by a lot of players. You worked everyday after most went home the love and desire you had for the game was amazing. Nnothing was good enough for you, a true pro and a true gent. Good luck for whatever is next for you 💙"

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  5. Drogba showers praise on Lampard

    Didier Drogba has posted a lovely message to his former team-mate Frank Lampard on his Instagram: 

    "What else?????? Thank you Frank Lampard. All time goal scorer of Chelsea. A gentleman with true values. I've been honored to play and spend so many years next to him. I've learnt so much at practices with you but even more when we were staying after training trying to find ways to score more goals!!! 

    "I could continue writing to tell all the stories, the goals the fun the difficult moments we shared but I'm just gonna say Thank you LEGEND. ❤️ #historymakers #theimpossibles #superfrank"

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  6. Argentine defender joins Middlesbrough

    Young Argentine Pedro Silva Torrejon has joined Middlesbrough Under-23s until the end of season. 

    The 20-year-old left-back arrives from Boca Juniors on loan with an option in place to make the move permanent at the end of the season.

  7. Who was better - Lampard or Gerrard?

    CJ: Stevie G a better footballer all round. Lampard in touching distance.

    Alan Robins: Lampard...Gerrard could be brilliant and inspirational on his day but Lampard was consistently a class act.

    Daniel Smith: Lampard vs Gerrard - who's better? Easy, the answer's Paul Scholes 

    Check out the stats and cast your vote here. Have your say by using #bbcsportsday.

    Frank Lampard v Steve Gerrard
  8. Happy Birthday

    Andy Fordham (darts) - 2004 World Professional Darts champion, turns 55.

    James Hickman (swimming) - Five-time world short-course butterfly champion and former world record holder, is 41.

    Barry Ferguson (football) - former Rangers and Scotland midfielder, now Clyde manager, celebrates his 39th birthday today. 

    Faye White (football) - former Arsenal and England Women's captain, also turns 39.

    Carolina Kluft (athletics) - former Olympic, world and European heptathlon champion, is 34.

    Gerard Pique (football) - Spain and Barcelona defender, turns 30.

    Jill Scott (football) - Manchester City Ladies and England midfielder, celebrates her 30th birthday today.

    Faye White
  9. Swansea news conference: I tried to tempt Lampard to the Liberty - Clement

    Manchester City v Swansea (Sun, 13:30 GMT)

    Paul Clement

    Swansea City head coach Paul Clement has revealed he tried to tempt Frank Lampard to the Liberty Stadium before his retirement.

    Clement, who was appointed Swans boss in January, coached Lampard at Chelsea.

    The former England international announced his retirement from the game after a 21-year career.

    Clement said: "We had a chat. I think he appreciated that I called, because of our relationship. I'm not saying it got close, but we had a conversation."

    He added: "It did not go very far, but it would have been nice. It would have been good."

    Read more on this story here.

  10. Management can be a lonely place - Sarll

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    Darren Sarll

    Stevenage manager Darren Sarll says he has experienced loneliness during his first year in football management.

    Sarll, 34, replaced Teddy Sheringham at Boro, and the club are now seven points off the League Two play-off places.

    "Experienced managers say to you try to switch off and have your family life," he told BBC Three Counties Radio.

    "I don't know if it's my first year and I'm young, but for me that's impossible. It's very lonely, especially in defeat."

    He continued: "I just want to hide away and get my head around what is next. I don't want to hide away and sulk or melt in the corner, but I want to refocus.

    "But that means isolating your family and pushing them to one side in the times when you should be really with them."  

  11. Big engagement for Sanu

    Super Bowl LI: New England Patriots v Atlanta Falcons (23:30 GMT, Sun)

    Mohamed Sanu hopes to be celebrating again at Sunday's Super Bowl - 12 months after his fiancee Lauren said yes to his marriage proposal at the League Cup final.

    The Atlanta Falcons receiver proposed at Wembley when Liverpool equalised in the match which Manchester City eventually won on penalties, 

    "It was a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing. I waited for the game and I thought, I'm going to wait until they score and once they scored that's when I did it," he said.

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  12. O'Brien named in Ireland team

    Scotland v Ireland (14:25 GMT, Saturday)

    Flanker Sean O'Brien has been named in the Ireland team to face Scotland in Saturday's Six Nations opener.

    The Leinster back-rower has been out for a number of weeks with a calf injury but has taken a full part in training since Tuesday.

    Iain Henderson is preferred to Donnacha Ryan in the second row while Keith Earls and Simon Zebo play on the wings.

    Ian Keatley is named as fly-half Paddy Jackson's understudy on the bench, which also includes winger Tommy Bowe.  

    Iain Henderson is preferred to Donnacha Ryan in the second row
    Image caption: Iain Henderson is preferred to Donnacha Ryan in the second row
  13. Rio Ferdinand on Frank Lampard

  14. Wayne Rooney on Frank Lampard

    "Great player, teammate, goalscorer and a great friend. Congratulations on a brilliant career Frank Lampard".

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  15. Rhodes 'hurt' by Middlesbrough exclusion

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    Jordan Rhodes

    Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes has admitted he was frustrated by his lack of action at Middlesbrough.

    The 26-year-old joined the Owls on loan until the end of the season on transfer deadline day.

    Scotland international Rhodes only started two games for Boro this season and had not featured since 14 December.

    "I love playing football and it's all I've ever wanted to do. When you can't do that on a Saturday afternoon, it hurts," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

    "You can feel quite distant from the game and I've tried to keep myself ticking over both physically and mentally.

    Read more here. 

  16. Who was better - Lampard or Gerrard?

    Use #bbcsportsday

    Ray Bentley: The fact it's been an argument so long to me says they're pretty much equals and it's down to personal preference.

    Diegofied: It's not even debatable, Lampard is head and shoulders above Slippy G

    CarlitosScar: Gerrard.... by a country mile.

    Check out the stats and cast your vote here. Have your say by using #bbcsportsday.

    Frank Lampard v Steve Gerrard
  17. Klopp on Mourinho: We all struggle sometimes...

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp responds to Jose Mourinho's complaints that the Manchester United manager is treated less favourably than the German by officials during matches, saying he has improved since he was younger.  

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    Video caption: Jurgen Klopp responds to Jose Mourinho's comments on behaviour
  18. Management beckons for Lampard - Wilkins

    Former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins has been paying tribute to the retiring Blues legend Frank Lampard.

    “Frank’s been exceptional and ranks among the best that have ever played for Chelsea with his goals, his creativity, his work ethic. He’s everything anyone wants as a coach or manager," he told BBC Radio 5 live.

    “He could have still played for Chelsea, but he chose to go to the MLS.

    “He went there and enjoyed himself. He had a sticky couple of months but all of a sudden he scores goal after goal after goal. He has decided to retire, but he will make a success of his life.

    “I would love him to go (and manage) a Premier League side and not anywhere else. He knows what the Premier League is all about. Go in where you know – he knows top quality international footballers. Give him the opportunity to do his stuff.”

    Frank Lampard