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Summary

  1. Joe Root named 80th England Test captain
  2. Ben Stokes appointed vice-captain
  3. Get involved: How can Joe Root improve England? #bbcsportsday
  4. Leicester boss Ranieri threatens changes after latest defeat
  5. Bournemouth v Man City (20:00 GMT) - City hope to close gap on leaders Chelsea to eight points

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  1. Bye for now

    Right, with the wise words of Steve Bruce ringing in our ears it's time to stick a fork in this edition of Sportsday and move on with our lives.

    Speaking of lives, there's a text-based one coming up later as we bring you all the action from the Premier League match between Bournemouth and Man City.

    Join m'coll Gary Rose for all the build up to that one from 18:45 GMT.

  2. 'The big problem is we don't score enough'

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    Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce admits that his struggling Championship team are suffering chiefly from a chronic shortage of goals.

    Villa have scored just four times in a winless eight-game run since Boxing Day which has seen them plummet from play-off hopefuls to relegation worriers, seven points clear of danger in 16th.

    "We've got to improve in what we do with the ball," Bruce told BBC WM.

    "But the big problem is we don't score enough. That is our big Achilles heel."

    Read more.

  3. Success for Fishlock

    Jess Fishlock (right)
    Image caption: Jess Fishlock (right) celebrates Melbourne's victory over the weekend

    Wales international Jess Fishlock says winning a consecutive Women's League title with Melbourne City this weekend was a "one of a kind" experience.

    The midfielder scored the first of Melbourne's two goals against Perth in the grand final as Melbourne became the first side to retain the title.

    Fishlock took over as the team's head coach last month.

    "It's very mentally and physically draining, but it's equally very rewarding," she told BBC Wales Sport.

    Read more.

  4. Tigers players get new deals

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    Leicester Tigers give new deals to Mike Fitzgerald, Greg Bateman, Brendon O'Connor and Jono Kitto.

    Fitzgerald was last season's player of the year as Tigers made the Premiership and Champions Cup semi-finals.

    "It's been a great experience playing in the Premiership and in Europe for Leicester," said the 29-year-old.

    Full story.

  5. Oxford's Eastwood signs new deal

    Simon Eastwood

    Oxford United goalkeeper Simon Eastwood has agreed a two-year contract extension with the League One club.

    Eastwood, 27, rejoined the U's in June after being released by Blackburn Rovers and has made 42 appearances in all competitions this season.

  6. On this day...

    Football

    In 2012, Wolves announced they had sacked manager Mick McCarthy.

    Mick McCarthy
  7. Bournemouth v Man City (20:00 GMT)

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    Eddie Howe's Bournemouth have conceded 16 Premier League goals in 2017, four more than any other side.

    Can they seal the leak against City?

    Full preview

  8. Teaser answer

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    We asked earlier: Since Joe Root's debut which three other 'Rs' have also made their England Test debuts? 

    They are Boyd Rankin, Adil Rashid & Sam Robson.

  9. Accrington sign Portuguese winger

    Erico Sousa

    League Two side Accrington Stanley sign winger Erico Sousa on a free transfer until the end of the season.

    The 21-year-old former Portugal Under-19 international was most recently playing in non-league with Northern Premier League side Tadcaster Albion.

    He spent one season at Barnsley but did not feature and also played in the Slovenian top flight for NK Celje.

  10. On this day...

    Football

    In 1999, Arsenal offered to replay their FA Cup third-round clash against Sheffield United after a controversial Marc Overmars goal had decided the original tie.

    Arsenal player Marc Overmars
  11. Post update

    Bournemouth v Man City (20:00 GMT)

    It's a big game down on the south coast tonight, where the hosts will hope to arrest their alarming slide down the table and the visitors will be out to cut Chelsea's lead at the top to eight points. 

    You can follow the game on Radio 5 live and via the BBC Sport website, with our live text commentary running from 18:45 GMT.

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  12. Get Involved - Root is new England skipper

    #bbcsportsday

  13. Stevens: 'We've all got to come together as a team'

    Enda Stevens

    Portsmouth defender Enda Stevens believes it is "now or never" for his side's push towards the automatic promotion places in League Two.

    Pompey returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory against Accrington on Saturday, to stay in the play-offs.

    "We're always talking about the run of games ahead," Stevens told BBC Radio Solent. "We've all got to come together as a team, and as a club, and push on."

  14. Santa Cruz is not coming... to town

    Leo Santa Cruz

    Carl Frampton's hopes of Belfast hosting a third fight against Leo Santa Cruz are dealt a blow after comments from the world featherweight champion.

    Santa Cruz regained the title last month after winning the rematch with Frampton, who wants a trilogy fight in his home city.

    Jose Santa Cruz, the father and trainer of the Mexican, has advised his son not to take on Frampton in Belfast.

    "If he says no, I wouldn't go there. I do what he tells me," said Santa Cruz.

  15. Eastman blow for The U's

    Tom Eastman

    Colchester United defender Tom Eastman could be out for the rest of the season after damaging ankle ligaments.

    Full story

  16. Dyer out for season

    Nathan Dyer

    The 29-year-old has had an injury-hit season. 

    He was out for two months between August and November with an ankle injury and is now out for the season with an Achilles problem he suffered in the seventh minute of his side's 2-0 win over Leicester at the weekend.

  17. 'Ban children under 10 heading footballs in Wales'

    Iwan Roberts

    Under 10s should be banned from heading footballs, former Wales striker Iwan Roberts has said.

    A study by the University of Stirling suggested it caused instant, short term changes to the brain.

    Mr Roberts said the Football Association of Wales (FAW) could be brave and make this "correct decision".

  18. What is a drugs test like for a player?

    Amari Morgan-Smith

    You might have seen our story that at least 39% of players who played in the English Football League last season were not drugs tested by UK Anti-Doping (Ukad), according to official figures.

    Here, Cheltenham Town striker Amari Morgan-Smith speaks to BBC Radio Gloucestershire about the experience of being drugs tested.

    Have a listen

  19. Yakubu joins the Sky Blues

  20. Tom Arscott: Sale winger did leak team information

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    Sacked Sale Sharks winger Tom Arscott is found guilty of passing on confidential team information to Bristol by the Rugby Football Union.

    Follow the developing story.