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Summary

  1. Updates from Andy Murray's Dubai Championships semi-final
  2. Build-up to the weekend's Premier League fixures
  3. David Haye and Tony Bellew weigh-in before Saturday's heavyweight bout
  4. Get Involved: #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Louise Gwilliam and Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

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  1. Ta ra

    Cool Runnings

    That's it from us on Sportsday.

    It's been a busy one, and the action's only just getting started!

    So there's only one thing left to say (sing)

    Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it's WEEKEND time.

    Bye.

  2. Live rugby union

    Tom Croft

    Two Premiership rugby games for you to enjoy this evening:

    Leicester v Exeter (19:45 GMT)

    Sale Sharks v Northampton (20:15 GMT)

    England internationals Tom Youngs and Tom Croft both start for Leicester.

    Kai Horstmann, who signed a new one-year contract with Exeter on Thursday, starts for Exeter, who are second in the Premiership.

    Meanwhile, at the AJ Bell Stadium, Sale centre Johnny Leota replaces Will Addison after he was ruled out for the rest of the season with a foot injury. 

    And Northampton make one change from their win over Worcester, with James Craig replacing lock Christian Day.  

  3. Doyle out of 400m

    European Indoor Athletics Championships

    Great Britain's Eilidh Doyle looked in a commanding position in her 400m semi-final in Belgrade, but was run out of it in the home straight and failed to progress to Saturday's final.

    Zuzana Hejnova won the race and Malgorzata Holub took the second automatic qualifying spot.

    Doyle said: "I don't know what was going on. I was tightening up and trying to get the line as quickly as possible.

    "I knew I had to go out hard and win that break, but to not even make the final is heartbreaking.

    "The relay is now my chance to go out there and get a medal with the team."

  4. BBL plays of the week

    Basketball

    Video content

    Video caption: 10 great plays from this week's British Basketball

    Here are the best plays from this week's British Basketball League action, including Brandon Boggs' dramatic buzzer-beater for Bristol Flyers.  

    And there's more action this evening.

    You can watch Cheshire Phoenix take on Leeds Force on the BBC Sport website & app, live from 19:30 GMT.

  5. *Murray 4-4 Pouille

    Dubai Championships

    Things aren't going quite as smoothly for Andy Murray in the semi-finals of the Dubai Championships.

    Having got off to a cracker and been 3-0 up, he then lost four games in a row.

    But wait, he's broken back to make it 4-4.

  6. Live Super League

    Rugby League

    And we've got two more games for you this evening.

    • St Helens v Wakefield Trinity - BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio Leeds (20:00 GMT)
    • Wigan Warriors v Leigh Centurions - BBC Radio Manchester (20:00 GMT)

    You can choose your commentary here.

  7. No boys allowed

    Football

    Graham Alexander doesn't mince his words.

    The Scunthorpe manager has called out winger Hakeeb Adelakun about his attitude.

    The 20-year-old has made 18 appearances this season, but has not been involved in their last five matches.

    "I need players who compete and train well everyday. Hakeeb isn't doing that," he told BBC Radio Humberside.

    "He's the same age as Dele Alli and that's where we are. Hakeeb is not a boy. He needs to realise his abilities and direct them the right way."

    Hakeeb Adelakun
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    Oh behave...

    Mike Myers
  9. McDonald also through to 1500m final

    European Indoor Athletics Championships

    Great Britain's Sarah McDonald also progressed to Saturday's 1500m final with a gutsy run in Belgrade.

    McDonald had to work hard down the home straight and finished well to take second place on the line.

    The British 1500m champion said 'It was very pushy. I didn't know I'd made it until I looked up at screen.

    "I knew I was in great shape and you always have to have the idea that it's possible."

  10. New guidance to benefit Muslim swimmers

    Swimming

    New swimwear guidance that will enable more people, including Muslim women, to compete has been introduced by the Amateur Swimming Association.

    The governing body has relaxed a rule banning swimwear covering the whole body, allowing those who wear full body suits for religious beliefs or medical conditions to swim at English events.

    The Muslim Women's Sport Foundation said it was "extremely pleased".

    Swimming pool
  11. Latest from Dubai

    Andy Murray 3-2 Lucas Pouille

    Britain's Andy Murray had taken a 3-1 lead against seventh seed Lucas Pouille in the Dubai Championships semi-finals, but the Frenchman has just broken back.

    It's now 3-2 in the first set.

  12. Muir into 1500m final

    European Indoor Athletics Championships

    Two races, one day. No problem for a Scot in scintillating form.

    Following an easy qualification in the 3000m heats this morning, Great Britain's Laura Muir won her 1500m heat to progress to Sunday's final, just four and a half hours later.

    The 23-year-old was made to work slightly harder in her second race of the day but eased out the competition in the home straight.

    She'll contest that final at 18:45 GMT Saturday, before taking on the 3000m final at 15:30 GMT on Sunday.

    Muir said: "There was no point wasting energy this morning. I looked at the times and did just enough to qualify.

    "Hopefully my legs will be ok tomorrow. You want to get to the final first, so I'm just glad I got that out of the way."

    Laura Muir
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    Paul Nutter:  Rowan Atkinson playing Jose Mourinho?

    So good. So, so good. 

    Jose Mourinho and Mr Bean
  14. No more Championship play-offs

    Rugby Union

    Here's more on the story that automatic promotion to the Premiership will be introduced in 2018 after the Rugby Football Union decided to scrap the Championship play-offs.

    The winners of England's second-tier competition will be promoted if they satisfy 'minimum standard criteria' to play in the top-flight.

    Promotion this term will again be decided via the four-team play-offs.

    Bristol Rugby
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    Takingthepitt:  Walter Mazzarri and Al Pacino?

    INCREDIBLE!

    Walter Mazzarri and Al Pacino
  16. Pozzi into final

    European Indoor Athletics Championships

    Great Britain's Andrew Pozzi is safely through to this evening's 60m hurdles final in Belgrade, clocking 7.52 seconds in his semi-final.

    GB's David King placed sixth in his heat in a time of 7.70s, missing out on a spot in the final.

    And David Omoregie came third in his semi-final in a time of 7.71, which wasn't good enough to qualify as a fastest loser.

  17. Scott ruled out of England duty

    #SheBelievesCup

    England defender Alex Scott has been ruled out of the rest of the SheBelieves Cup through injury.  

    Scott picked up a calf injury during the match against France on Wednesday, which ended in a 2-1 defeat for England after Wendie Renard’s 95th-minute winner.

    Boss Mark Sampson has chosen not to call up a replacement.

    England face the hosts and World Cup holders USA on Saturday

    Alex Scott
  18. Mo Farah's coach 'may have broken rules' - report

    Athletics

    Further details of a secret report by doping authorities into Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar suggest he broke rules over banned steroid testosterone.

    Salazar has been under investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) since a  BBC Panorama programme  in 2015.

    The leaked interim report states the American has thus far failed to provide "acceptable justification for possessing testosterone" at his Nike Oregon Project running camp.

    Salazar strongly  denies breaking rules  and the 58-year-old claims he is being "persecuted".

    Alberto Salazar
  19. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    You have flooded us with ideas for the best sporting films - and we love you for it.

    But NEW DEBATE AHOY - which movie star would play which Premier League manager?

    Jurgen Klopp had to answer that question for Football Focus this week, and his choices are brilliant. See it tomorrow at 12:00 on BBC One.

    Now we want yours. Give us your ideas via #bbcsportsday

  20. Murray back in action

    Dubai Championships semi-final

    He only finished his quarter-final in the early hours of the morning and now world number one Andy Murray is back out on court to try and book a place in the final of the Dubai Championships.

    Murray, who is playing in his first tournament since going out of the Australian Open, is up against seventh seed Lucas Pouille in the semis. 

    We'll bring you updates right here. 

    Andy Murray