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Summary

  1. Burnley midfielder Joey Barton banned from football for 18 months
  2. Several men arrested as West Ham & Newcastle raided in tax fraud investigation
  3. Sunderland boss David Moyes charged by FA
  4. Tonight: Arsenal v Leicester, Middlesbrough v Sunderland (both 19:45 BST); Crystal Palace v Tottenham (20:00 BST)
  5. Cricket: Surrey & England all-rounder Ansari, 25, retires
  6. Tennis: Murray through in Barcelona Open after Tomic withdraws, Konta in Porsche Grand Prix action later
  7. World Snooker Championship updates
  8. Get involved: Early sporting retirements #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Ellie Thomason and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    That's all from us tonight, but there's still plenty to come.

    We'll have a live text commentary of Maria Sharapova's comeback after her 15-month drugs ban starting in around 30 minutes. She faces Roberta Vinci in the first round of the Stuttgart Open. Follow that one here.

    Then, at around 18:30 BST our Premier League live text. You can follow Arsenal v Leicester, Middlesbrough v Sunderland and Crystal Palace v Tottenham here.

    BBC Radio 5 live will have commentary of Palace v Spurs from 19:45 BST.

    We'll be back for more Sportsday from 08:00 BST tomorrow morning.

    See you then.

  2. Team news

    Crystal Palace v Tottenham (20:00 BST)

    Crystal Palace face an injury crisis in defence after James Tomkins suffered a serious ankle injury in the win at Liverpool that could end his season. Fellow centre-back Scott Dann remains sidelined after missing three weeks with a knee ligament problem.

    There are no new injury concerns for Tottenham, who have left-back Danny Rose back in training following nearly three months out with ligament damage. Back-up goalkeeper Michel Vorm is recovering from a knee injury and could return in May.

    There is live commentary of this match on BBC Radio 5 live.

    James Tomkins
  3. Team news

    Middlesbrough v Sunderland (19:45 BST)

    Middlesbrough will be without forward Gaston Ramirez, who is banned after being sent off in the 4-0 defeat by Bournemouth. Midfielders Marten de Roon and Grant Leadbitter are in contention following respective ankle and hamstring problems, but goalkeeper Victor Valdes is sidelined.

    Sunderland striker Duncan Watmore may need a second knee operation after suffering discomfort on returning to light training after five months out. Midfielder Sebastian Larsson is suspended but right-back Billy Jones should be fit to return.

    Gaston Ramirez
  4. O'Sullivan out of World Championship

    Snooker

    He saved himself in the last frame, but Ronnie O'Sullivan is now out of the World Snooker Championship.

    The five-time world champion has been beaten 13-10 by China's Ding Junhui, who goes on to play Mark Selby in the semi-finals in a repeat of last year's final, which Selby won.

    Ding Junhui
  5. Team news

    Arsenal v Leicester City (19:45 BST)

    Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could feature despite being on crutches immediately after Sunday's FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City at Wembley. He took a kick to the foot but Arsene Wenger said it was just a "precautionary" measure.

    Leicester captain Wes Morgan is out with a hamstring injury while defensive midfielder Nampalys Mendy's season is over following an ankle operation. Centre-half Robert Huth is back after a Champions League ban, but striker Islam Slimani remains sidelined with a groin injury.

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  6. Post update

    Football

    There are three Premier League matches tonight, so time for some team news.

  7. O'Sullivan hanging on... just

    Snooker

    It looked all over for Ronnie O'Sullivan.

    He was 63-0 down facing a quarter-final exit at the hands of Ding Junhui before the Chinese player missed a potentially match-winning red, before O'Sullivan kept his hopes alive with a 73 clearance to win the frame on the black ball.

    He still trails 12-10, with the first to 13 facing reigning world champion Mark Selby in the semi-finals.

    Watch the conclusion to a thrilling match now on BBC Two.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan
  8. On this day

    Football

    1924: The FA Cup final between Newcastle and Aston Villa at Wembley was the first time the game had been an all-ticket affair.

    Wembley Stadium
  9. Can Tottenham bounce back from Wembley misery?

    Crystal Palace v Tottenham (20:00 BST)

    Steve Wilson

    Match of the Day commentator

    Tottenham Wembley

    It will be fascinating to see what impact Spurs' semi-final defeat to title rivals Chelsea will have on the remainder of their Premier League campaign.

    To play so well and still lose at Wembley would have been a very bitter pill to swallow.

    So a trip to Selhurst Park is the first litmus test - hardly the ideal pick-me-up.

    Sam Allardyce speculated after winning at Anfield on Sunday that his Palace team would be top of a form table. He's close, but over the last two months Palace's points haul of 19 would put them second, two points short of - guess who - Spurs!

    Nevertheless Palace's results have been sensational and have all but ensured a fifth successive top-flight season for the first time.

  10. O'Sullivan makes 'absolutely incredible' 146 break

    Snooker

    Video content

    Video caption: Ronnie O'Sullivan makes an "incredible" break of 146, the highest of the tournament so far

    Ronnie O'Sullivan makes an "absolutely incredible" break of 146, the highest of the World Championship so far in his quarter-final match with Ding Junhui.

  11. More than pride at stake in Tees-Wear derby

    Middlesbrough v Sunderland (19:45 BST)

    Steve Bower

    Match of the Day commentator

    boro sunderland

    Pride would always be top of the list when Teesside meets Wearside, but given the current predicaments of both Middlesbrough and Sunderland, it takes on even greater significance in this fixture.

    Both need the greatest of great escapes to stay in the Premier League, but even going down fighting is looking less and less likely.

    Middlesbrough have struggled for goals and still haven't won in 2017. Their win at the Stadium of Light back in August must seem like a distant memory.

    Meanwhile, Sunderland's over-reliance on Jermain Defoe was always going to catch up with them, and he's now gone eight games without a goal.

    A derby win for either would - at least in the short term - lift some rock-bottom spirits.

  12. Can Leicester stop the rot against Arsenal?

    Arsenal v Leicester City (19:45 BST)

    Simon Brotherton

    Match of the Day commentator

    Wenger

    I love that picture of Arsene Wenger celebrating at the weekend as his team beat Manchester City at Wembley - an intense release of joy and relief and a rare moment for him to truly enjoy in a turbulent campaign.

    Wenger's reorganised defensive strategy seems to be working and a rejuvenated Arsenal will be put to the test both here and in the North London derby at the weekend.

    Leicester haven't won any of the last 20 league meetings against the Gunners but have won five of the last seven league matches under Craig Shakespeare, and are more than capable of making a game of this encounter.

  13. Vettel says Ferrari changes were crucial

    Football

    Sebastian Vettel

    Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel says the changes made during a winless season last year have been crucial to the team's strong start to 2017.

    Read more F1 gossip here.

  14. Ibrahimovic's fitness is priority - Mourinho

    Manchester City v Manchester United (Thursday, 20:00 BST)

    Manchester United

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic (right)

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic's fitness is more important than resolving his Manchester United future, says boss Jose Mourinho.

    "I just want the difficult surgery to go, for him to recover from the injury and prepare for the next step," said Mourinho.

    "I think the next step will be something that he really wants, which is what I was saying before the injury in the period of doubt about his future."

  15. Managers look ahead to 'big' Tees-Wear derby

    Middlesbrough v Sunderland (19:45 BST)

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    Video caption: Tees-Wear derby win 'can be start' of survival

    Before the Tees-Wear derby, Middlesbrough boss Steve Agnew feels his side's recent form has been a "massive disappointment" while Sunderland manager David Moyes thinks a win can be the "first part" of survival.

    Sunderland are bottom of the Premier League, with Middlesbrough one place above them in the table.

    Follow text commentary of Middlesbrough v Sunderland on this website from 19:00 BST.

  16. O'Sullivan makes 146 break

    Snooker

    Ronnie O'Sullivan potted 13 reds and 12 blacks and was on course for a maximum 147 break before he opted to play for the pink on his way to a 146 clearance.

    O'Sullivan is still on course for a £10,000 prize for the highest break of the tournament, but missed out on a £5,000 bonus that he would have got for a 147.

    He is still 11-9 behind China's Ding Junhui, with the first to 13 moving into the semi-finals.

    Watch live coverage on BBC Two and this website.

    O'Sullivan
  17. The O'Sullivan comeback is on

    Snooker

    Ronnie

    It's two out of two for Ronnie O'Sullivan. He's taken the first two frames of the afternoon session to move within two of Ding Junhui, who leads 10-8.

    Remember you can watch their quarter-final clash here.

  18. On this day

    Football

    2008: Tottenham signed Croatia midfielder Luka Modric from Dinamo Zagreb for a deal worth around £16.5million.

    Luka Modric
  19. Name the star draft picks

    American Football

    Tom Brady

    Do you know your Tom Bradys from your Cam Newtons?

    The NFL Draft 2017 is taking place this week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the Cleveland Browns set to walk away with the number one Draft pick after winning just one game last season.

    You may recall that the highly-rated Ezekiel Elliott and Jared Goff were chosen in the first round of picks last year. But, can you remember how some of the NFL's star names fared in the years before then when they came up to be drafted? Try our quiz.

  20. Can Man Utd's threadbare squad see them through?

    Manchester City v Manchester United (Thur, 20:00 BST)

    Bill Rice

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Mourinho

    Manchester United are within touching distance of the Premier League's top four, but their 55-game season has stretched their squad to its limits.

    With top goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and defender Marcos Rojo ruled out with knee ligament injuries, the world's most expensive player Paul Pogba will also miss tomorrow's Manchester derby against City. The £89m signing hobbled off just before the end of Sunday's win at Burnley and was spotted limping afterwards. 

    Pogba' absence makes Jose Mourinho's task more difficult against his old foe Pep Guardiola but he refused to accept that finishing above the former Barcelona boss would give him any satisfaction, instead citing Champions League football is the aim. 

    Mourinho also refused to confirm if Ibrahimovic will be at Old Trafford next season after his knee injury, saying it is a waste of time to talk about the Swede's future so soon after the injury. He did say he wants his players to be happy, and wherever Ibrahimovic is next season will be where the forward wants to be.