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By Ellie Thomason and Alan Jewell

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  1. Goodbye

    We're done for another Sportsday but, rest assured, we'll be back to do it all again from 08:00 GMT tomorrow.

    We'll be building up to nine World Cup qualifiers, including Republic of Ireland v Wales in Dublin.

    For now, though, cheerio.

  2. Kane challenges Morgan


    Lord Sugar is trying to raise money for Comic Relief whilst winding up friend and Arsenal fan Piers Morgan by getting him to wear a Spurs shirt.

    Harry Kane has joined in the fun, but it looks like Morgan has had the last laugh for now.

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  3. St Etienne fined for fans' actions at Old Trafford


    St Etienne have been fined 50,000 euros (£43,000) by Uefa following the behaviour of their fans at last month's Europa League tie with Manchester United. 

    The charges related to the setting off of a firework and throwing of objects in the first leg of the last-32 tie at Old Trafford. 

    United won the match 3-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with Jose Mourinho's side then wrapping up a 4-0 aggregate victory.

    St Etienne fans at Old Trafford
  4. F1 2017 will soon be go, go, go

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel

    We're just hours away from the start of the 2017 Formula 1 season, with the first practice session for the Australian Grand Prix beginning at 01:00 GMT.

    Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari are favourites going into the Albert Park race after impressing in pre-season testing.

    Our chief F1 writer Andrew Benson has his own thoughts on what might happen and the key issues.

    You can read them here.

  5. The NHL players left 'broken' by big hits

    Ice Hockey

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    Video caption: Dale Purinton says ice hockey needs to change, so players are not left "broken".

    Former NHL player Dale Purinton is calling for the league to change their contact rules so players are not left "physically and mentally broken" at the end of their careers.

    Purinton has joined forces with 125 former players who are suing the NFL because they feel the league didn't do enough to protect them.

  6. Get Involved - great sporting farewells


    Robbie Savage

    Martyn Gee: Robbie Savage's last game for Derby? Strips to his underpants. DCFC legend

    Alex Potts:  Freddie Flintoff 's brilliant direct hit to run out Ricky Ponting and help win the 2009 Ashes in his last Test match.

  7. They love each other really

    Spain v Israel (Fri, 19:45 GMT)

    Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique

    Spain defender and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says he gets on just fine with Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique, despite some recent bickering between the pair.

    They have exchanged barbs through social media and television interviews recently because of their club rivalry, but Ramos says all is sweetness and light within Spain's national team as they prepare to face Israel in a World Cup qualifier on Friday. 

    "I am not going to deny we are used to throwing small stones at each other, but it's never done with any kind of malice. It's all in the spirit of sport. It's all done in good health," Ramos said.

    "It's all part of the rivalry that exists between Barcelona and Real Madrid, and that's not going to change. But it doesn't mean I won't go give him a hug when I see him here."

    Ah, bless.

  8. Definitely a bad idea


    Whoever would have thought that playing cricket on 23 March in the United Kingdom might prove problematic?

  9. Boo us if we're rubbish - McGhee

    Scotland v Slovenia (Sun, 19:45 GMT)

    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Mark McGhee and Gordon Strachan

    Assistant manager Mark McGhee has urged fans to turn up for Scotland's World Cup qualifier against Slovenia - but says they will be entitled to boo a poor performance.

    Wednesday's friendly against Canada at Easter Road only attracted 9,158 and the crowd for Sunday is expected to be well short of Hampden's capacity.

    "I would only implore supporters to, at worst, come along and if we're rubbish, boo us," said McGhee.

    "You never know, we might be decent and they might have something to cheer."

    Read more here.

  10. Get Involved - great sporting farewells


    Matthew Le Tissier
    SMS Message: 19th May 2001: Le Tissier coming on from the bench to score the winner, with a sumptuous volley, in the last minute in Southampton's last match at The Dell vs Arsenal. The place went totally bonkers! from Charlie, Winchester
    Charlie, Winchester
  11. England fans' chanting 'inappropriate, disrespectful and disappointing'


    Football Association chairman Greg Clarke has described the behaviour of some England fans in last night's friendly in Germany as "inappropriate, disrespectful and disappointing". 

    Some booed the German national anthem, while songs referencing the First and Second World Wars were also heard from the England section in Dortmund.  

    Clarke added: "The FA has consistently urged supporters to show respect and not to chant songs that could be regarded as insulting to others. Individuals who engage in such behaviour do not represent the overwhelming majority of England fans.

    "We are working with the England Supporters Travel Club and speaking with the Football Supporters' Federation to come together to address this issue."

  12. Happy National Puppy Day


    We've been waiting all day for this.

    FINALLY we can put a #NationalPuppyDay entry into Sportsday courtesy of Bayern Munich.

    Here's Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on a walk with his pooch.


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  13. Scotland reach play-offs at Worlds


    Eve Muirhead

    Scotland secured their place in the World Women's Curling Championship play-offs with two wins on Thursday.

    Eve Muirhead's rink followed a 7-2 success against Germany with a tense 7-6 triumph over Czech Republic.

    With seven wins from 11 matches, Scotland clinched fourth spot in the round-robin, behind unbeaten Canada, Russia and Sweden.

    The Scots will meet Sweden next, with the winners playing the losers of the Canada v Russia match in the semi-final.

    The winners of Canada-Russia progress directly to Sunday's final.

  14. Get Involved - great sporting farewells


    Brian O'Driscoll

    Toniwater: Brian O'Driscoll's final Test for Ireland winning the 2014 6N's in Paris where he announced himself to the world in 2000! Legend! 

    David Stephen Parker: Last game at Highbury. Arsenal 4 Wigan 2. Henry hat-trick, Bergkamp's last match, Arsenal overtook Spurs for 4th. Fitting end. 

    Simon Richardson: Zinedine Zidane playing spellbinding football to get France to the 2006 World Cup final before throwing it away in a bizarre moment of madness. 

  15. Sakho unlikely to return this season


    Diafra Sakho

    It's bad news for West Ham as the club confirm striker Diafra Sakho is unlikely to play again this season because of the  back injury  he suffered in November.

    He has only played twice all season, having also missed the start of the season with a back problem.

  16. BreakingPortsmouth and ex-Disney CEO to hold talks


    Breaking news

    Portsmouth are to enter into exclusive discussions with former Walt Disney chief executive Michael Eisner about a potential takeover of the club.

    Reports of Eisner, 75, and his Tornante Investment Group's interest in the League Two club emerged on Monday.

    A 70-day period of negotiation and due diligence has begun.

  17. Swansea's Clement a revelation - Martinez


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    Video caption: Swansea City: Boss Paul Clement a revelation, says Roberto Martinez

    Belgium national team manager Roberto Martinez believes his former club Swansea City will avoid relegation from the Premier League thanks to the impact of new manager Paul Clement.

  18. British Swimming to investigate bullying claims by Paralympians


    Dan Roan

    BBC Sports editor

    British Swimming

    British Swimming is conducting an investigation after multiple bullying claims were made by Paralympians about a coach, the BBC has learned.

    The sport's governing body began an internal review after several Para-swimmers made complaints.

    The complainants are understood to include Rio 2016 medallists.

    Swimming was Paralympics GB's most successful sport in Rio, winning 47 medals - 16 gold - from a potential 147, and setting eight world records.

    But it has now emerged the team, which is based at the Manchester Aquatics Centre, has been embroiled in a bullying controversy for the past two months.

    British Swimming has appointed investigators to look into the allegations.

    Read more here.

  19. Syria win thanks to stoppage-time penalty

    World Cup qualifying

    Syria v Uzbekistan

    A stoppage-time penalty has ensured Syria still have decent hopes of qualifying for next year's World Cup.

    Omar Kharbin converted a bold,  Panenka-style  spot-kick to earn victory over Uzbekistan and make an appearance at Russia 2018 a realistic goal.

    Syria, in fourth, move within one point of their opponents in Asian Qualifying Group A. The top two qualify automatically, with the third-place side advancing to a continental play-off.

    As we reported in  Syria: Football on the frontline  on Wednesday, the Syrians are playing their home fixtures at neutral venues, and Malaysia has been their 'home' since last September.

    Read more here.

  20. Farah and Bolt reunite. Sort of


    Mo Farah and Usain Bolt are reunited at last. Bolt might be in waxwork form, but the two look like they're having fun hanging out again after some time apart.