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Wilkinson ruled himself out of Lions, Warburton named captain, Aston Villa edge closer to safety, watch live snooker, plus cricket updates.

30 April 2013 Last updated at 18:04 GMT

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  1. 1903: 

    It's close of play for today's edition of sportsday. Tom Rostance is still on the live text crease, however, for this evening's Champions League semi-final between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund. Until tomorrow.

  2. 1850: 
    FOOTBALL- Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund

    Real Madrid: Diego Lopez, Essien, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao, Modric, Alonso, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Higuain. Subs: Casillas, Pepe, Khedira, Kaka, Benzema, Albiol, Morata.

    Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer, Gundogan, Bender, Blaszczykowski, Gotze, Reus, Lewandowski. Subs: Langerak, Kehl, Leitner, Sahin, Grosskreutz, Schieber, Felipe Santana.

    Referee: Howard Webb (England)

  3. 1844: 
    CRICKET- County Championship Division Two - close of play

    Leicestershire 250 (SJ Thakor 75, MAG Boyce 55, BAC Howell 5-57)

    Gloucestershire 31-2

    Benny Howell's five-wicket haul for Gloucestershire halted Leicestershire's progress on day one at Grace Road.

    The home side slumped to 52-5 with opener Michael Thornely out for a second-ball duck to Will Gidman (3-65).

    Howell took 5-57 but Shiv Thakor (75), who scored a ton in last week's draw with Kent, and Matthew Boyce (55) helped push the hosts to 250 all out.

  4. 1839: 

    Jamie Roberts has spoken of his pride at seeing Cardiff Blues and Wales team-mate Sam Warburton named as captain for the Lions tour of Hong Kong and Australia.

    "When we turned up at training this morning and realised he (Warburton) was not there, we put two and two together," said Roberts.

    "Personally, to see a guy from Cardiff, who has come up through Cardiff schools rugby makes me massively proud."

  5. 1835: 
    CRICKET- County Championship Division One - close of play

    Derbyshire 475 (CF Hughes 270 no, WL Madsen 93)

    Yorkshire 164-1 (JE Root 75 no, A Lyth 69)

    Chesney Hughes fell just four runs short of equalling the highest first-class score by a Derbyshire batsman on day two at Headingley.

    Resuming on 171 with the score 302-4, the 22-year-old carried his bat for 270 not out as Derbyshire reached 475.

    Adam Lyth (69) and Joe Root (75 not out) led Yorkshire's reply as they closed on 164-1, still 311 in arrears.

  6. 1831: 
    CRICKET- County Championship Division Two - close of play

    Hampshire 197 (SM Ervine 60, DD Masters 4-29) & 77-2

    Essex 254 (GR Napier 74, AN Cook 59)

    BBC Essex's Glenn Speller: "Essex will be pretty pleased with the day. 254 all out meant Essex had a lead of 57 which had looked improbable. At 21-2 Hampshire were in big trouble but there's been a good rally. This is looking a really close game. It's going to be very interesting tomorrow [Wednesday] when you usually have more movement in the pitch."


    Kevin Hall: "I am a bit flummoxed by Gatland only picking x2 fly halves. Though he's a canny coach so let's wait and see."

    Russ Webb: "Am I the only one gutted about Simon Shaw not making the squad?"

    Greg Andrews: "Lions squad looks set to be a typical Gatland team. Crash, bang, wallop. Not necessarily bad though given Wales's success."

  8. 1819: 
    CRICKET- County Championship Division One - close of play

    Nottinghamshire 320 ( JWA Taylor 97, SJ Mullaney 80)

    Durham 297-6 (WR Smith 119 no, PD Collingwood 64)

  9. 1814: 

    Salford are facing possible sanctions after Castleford pointed out they had 14 players on the field for a crucial spell towards the end of Saturday's 34-30 defeat at the Salford City Stadium.

    The Tigers lodged a complaint with the Rugby Football League, who confirmed it is carrying out an investigation.

    Castleford chief executive Steve Gill claims that three plays took place while the Reds had an extra man after making a substitution four minutes from the end of the match.

  10. 1805: 

    Sean Maitland has described the past year as "a rollercoaster" after being named as one of three Scots in the squad for the 2013 Lions tour to Hong Kong and Australia.

    The Glasgow wing won world titles with New Zealand at under-19 and under-20 level before committing to Scotland, the country of his grandparents.

    He told the SRU webstie: "It's been a rollercoaster. There is a lot of quality and it will be difficult to get into the team. The hard work starts now."

  11. 1759: 

    Sunderland have formally lodged a claim for unfair dismissal following Stephane Sessegnon's red card at Aston Villa, the Football Association has confirmed.

    The 28-year-old Benin international will have his case heard by an independent regulatory commission on Tuesday afternoon.

    Sessegnon was sent off by referee Lee Probert during Monday night's 6-1 Premier League defeat at Villa Park for a foul on Yacoub Sylla with 21 minutes remaining.

  12. 1752: 

    Lions captain Sam Warburton has been talking about the day he learned he would lead the Lions on their tour of Australia.

    "It was just my mum and fiancee in the house, and I casually walked to my phone and it was a missed call off Gats," said the Welshman.

    "I told my fiancee straight away. My mum was on the phone, so I wrote a text message in front of her because she was speaking to her friend, saying 'I am Lions captain, see you later. Bye'.

    "She was just lost for words. She had to hang up on her friend and give me a hug. My twin brother and my sister, I told them last weekend, but we just kept it within the family."

  13. 1744: 

    Former world champion Ken Doherty on Ronnie O'Sullivan's 7-1 lead over Stuart Bingham: "There's nobody better to watch. It's effortless and that's the beauty of his talent."

    Defending world champion O'Sullivan hit two centuries and five more breaks of over 50 as he took charge of the Crucible quarter-final against a shell-shocked Bingham.

  14. 1737: 

    Three-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan leads Stuart Bingham 7-1 in the quarter-finals of the World Championship. A 133 break in the sixth frame the highlight of the Englishman's impressive start.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan

    Follow the latest on BBC Sport website or on BBC Two.


    Rich Morris: "Faletau streets ahead of Morgan. May be out of form but class is permanent. Morgan not got the same skill or handling..."

    Michael Gardiner: "How on earth has Rory best not been selected for Lions. Been Ireland's best player never mind the best hooker in the UK."

    Tim West: "What bugs me about the Lions squad is there are players who aren't there on merit but because they are Gatland's boys."

  16. 1726: 

    Barcelona must overturn a four-goal first-leg deficit against Bayern Munich if they are to reach the Champions League final - but defender Gerard Pique believes his team are capable of doing so.

    "I know that it is complicated. But of course it can happen," said Pique. "I believe that the only team capable of overturning a four-goal deficit against Bayern is Barcelona.

    "When I take to the field and I see Leo [Messi], Xavi, Cesc [Fabregas], Andres [Iniesta], of course I am confident."

  17. 1720: 

    Turkey has recruited Michael Phelps's coach Bob Bowman to raise the level of swimming in the country which is bidding to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

    Bowman, who helped record-breaking American Phelps to 18 Olympic gold medals, will work as a consultant to the Turkish programme leading up to the Rio Games in 2016.

    "It's exciting for me to take part in this project," said Bowman. "Turkey has a huge potential of swimmers and it's great that the financing from the private sector is used to bring out this potential."

  18. 1710: 

    Lions captain Sam Warburton has set his team-mates the challenge of remaining unbeaten during the tour of Australia.

    "I'll go out there with the intention of winning every match," said the Wales flanker who, at 24, becomes the youngest player to lead the Lions.

    "I was chatting to tour manager Andy Irvine and he said it's not something that's been done before so that will be a great challenge to set the players."

  19. 1655: 

    A Spanish doctor accused of running one of the world's largest sports doping rings has received a one-year suspended sentence for endangering public health.

    Eufemiano Fuentes was convicted over his role in supplying blood transfusions to professional cyclists. He was charged under public health laws because doping was not illegal in Spain at the time.

    Police found some 200 bags of frozen blood and plasma when they raided Fuentes' offices in 2006 as part of Operation Puerto.

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) and Spain's domestic authorities had wanted access to the blood, to test whether athletes from other sports were involved in the doping ring. But on Tuesday, Judge Julia Patricia Santamaria declined to grant them access and ordered that the bags be destroyed.

  20. 1646: 

    Joel Haverson: "Faletau over Morgan? The Welshman even said he was out of form in the 6 Nations. Morgan has been in great form for Gloucester."

    Small Man Peaky: "Not sure about Heaslip to be honest. Feel that Morgan would have offered more go forward on those dry Aussie pitches."

    Calum Robertson: "Farrell and Sexton have to be in the match squad for all 10 games. If one missed a game they would have to call up another 10."

  21. 1633: 

    County Championship Division One

    Yorkshire 53-0

    Derbyshire 475

    BBC Radio Derby's Charles Collins at Headingley

    "On an extremely placid pitch Derbyshire made 475 in their first innings after being asked to bat first.

    "The heroics came from opener Chesney Hughes who carried his bat for 270 not out, ending four runs short of Derbyshire's record score of 274, scored by George Davidson back in 1896!"

  22. 1625: 

    British 800m runner Lynsey Sharp is set to have her European silver medal from last year upgraded to gold after champion Yelena Arzhakova from Russia was banned for two years from 29 January 2013 for showing an "abnormal haemoglobin profile in her biological passport."

    Lynsey Sharp

    The Russian has 45 days to appeal and then it is up to the competition organisers to decide whether she gets gold.

    "Just woken up to the news I will be upgraded to European Champion from last year as a result of Arzhakova's ban," the Scot said on Twitter. "It makes me sick that I was denied the opportunity to do a lap of honour and stand on the top of the podium with my national anthem playing."

  23. 1614: 

    Wigan forward Greg Burke has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

    The 20-year-old's deal will see him at the club until the 2016 season with a further option for 2017.

    He has made 11 appearances for the side so far this season, including three starts.

  24. 1610: 

    The Football Association say Sunderland have formerly lodged a claim for unfair dismissal following the red card for Stephane Sessegnon at Aston Villa.

    The 28-year-old Benin international will have his case heard by an independent regulatory commission on Wednesday afternoon.

    Sessegnon was sent off with 21 minutes of the game remaining by referee Lee Probert during Monday night's 6-1 Premier League defeat at Villa Park for a foul on Yacoub Sylla.

  25. 1603: 

    Warrington stand-off Lee Briers will make his comeback from injury by playing for part-timers Swinton on Thursday.

    The 34-year-old former Wales international has not played since hurting his neck in the Wolves' second match of the Super League season at Wigan in February.

    He was given the all-clear to return three weeks ago and was set to play in the club's Challenge Cup tie at Keighley before pulling a calf muscle in training.

    Now he will line out for Warrington's partner club Swinton under recently-appointed coach Gary Chambers, a former Wolves team-mate, in their Kingstone Press Championship match at Leigh.

  26. 1558: 

    Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ricky Walden have both made strong starts in their World Snooker Championship quarter-finals in Sheffield.

    O'Sullivan leads Stuart Bingham 4-0 while Walden is 3-0 up on Michael White.|

    Follow the latest on the BBC Sport website or on BBC Two.

  27. 1557: 

    County Championship Division One

    Nottinghamshire 320

    Durham 290-5

    BBC Sport's Martin Emmerson at Trent Bridge: "Captain Paul Collingwood has put on a partnership of 61 with Will Smith as Durham move to 290-5 on day two. Collingwood is on 39 and Smith has batted since last night for his 73, facing 211 balls.

    "It has been slow progress this afternoon but the two men have had a lot of pressure to deal with and have helped the side recover from the loss of Ben Stokes, who went just after lunch for 11, popping a simple catch back into bowler Stuart Broad's hands as he tried to turn a delivery to the leg side and got a leading edge for his troubles."

  28. 1539: 

    Get involved in the debate about the Lions squad selection via Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsday

    Alex Smith: "Kelly Brown really unlucky not to go, heroic leadership of Scotland this 6 Nations presumably will be 1st reserve for back row."

    Josh Skinner: "Robshaw unlucky - not due to form but other players simply off more. Certainty for standby list and could still feature."

    Vincent O'Rourke: "Steffon Armitage needs to start getting recognition for his amazing form for the past 2 yrs. no one seems to care about him."

  29. 1527: 

    Former Grimsby, Southampton and Fulham central defender Kevin Moore has died aged 55. Moore joined the Saints as a 29 year-old in 1987, after ten seasons - and 400 League games with his hometown club of Grimsby.

  30. 1524: 

    Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale tells BBC Sport that finances have dictated his decision to release four players from his squad.

    Reserve goalkeeper Rhys Evans, defender Kevin Amankwaah, midfielder Marks Molesley and striker Guillem Bauza have all been released.

  31. 1518: 

    Derbyshire's Chesney Hughes's innings ends on an unbeaten 270 as his side are bowled out for 475 on the second day of their County Championship game against Yorkshire at Headingley.

    It was the 22-year-old West Indian's highest first-class score and is only four runs short of the all-time county record. There is live commentary as Yorkshire start their reply on the BBC Sport website.

  32. 1512: 

    In this afternoon's quarter-finals at the World Snooker Championship, Ronnie O'Sullivan leads Stuart Bingham 1-0 while Ricky Walden has taken the opening frame against Michael White.

    You can watch live coverage of both games via the BBC Sport website or on BBC Two

  33. 1508: 

    Seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry backs Ding Junhui to become the first ever Chinese player to win the world snooker title.

    "I'm sticking by Ding. If you look at the draw it looks like he's going to have to break his legs not to get to the final," Hendry told BBC Sport.

  34. 1506: 

    Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill says he expects head coach Matt O'Connor to leave the club and take up the post of Leinster head coach, vacated this week by Joe Schmidt, who is taking the Ireland role.

    Matt O'Connor

    "Matt's had an approach from Leinster," Cockerill said. "I'm not sure if it's signed, sealed and delivered but it's pretty far down the road. I think it's too much to turn down. It's a great opportunity for him."

    Cockerill also said that Geordan Murphy could have a coaching role at the club next season.

  35. 1459: 

    BBC Sports Editor David Bond says Fifa's report into the International Sport and Leisure (ISL) corruption scandal is just window dressing.

    ISL was Fifa's media and marketing partner at the end of the 1990s and was responsible for handling TV rights negotiations for the World Cup. The company went bust in 2001 owing millions of pounds to creditors.

  36. 1453: 

    Sean Long insists that Brian Noble's appointment as head coach of Salford had nothing to do with his imminent departure from the Reds to take up a coaching role at Wigan.

    Noble was in charge of Great Britain when Long departed early from the Tri-Nations series in Australia in 2006.

  37. 1450: 

    Celtic's Neil Lennon has made the PFA Scotland manager of the year shortlist along with Terry Butcher (Inverness), Stuart McCall (Motherwell) and Allan Johnston (Queen of the South).

    Lennon had been critical of the absence of players from Scotland's champions on the player of the year shortlist.

  38. 1443: 

    The British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel which handed down an eight-year ban to Godolphin trainer Mahmood al Zarooni last week for administering banned anabolic steroids to his horses has described him as a cheat attempting to gain an unfair advantage.

    And, in details of the private hearing published, the panel says there was no excuse for Al Zarooni to be in any doubt as to the illegality of what he did.

    Al Zarooni told the BHA panel that he brought the anabolic steroids into UK on return from Dubai in his luggage and, at a Newmarket yard, told an unqualified vets assistant to administer it.

    He also told the panel he asked stable staff to include banned medication Ethylestranol in feed of some horses.

  39. 1437: 

    Jason Leonard, who went on three Lions tours and made five appearances for the side, told BBC London:

    "I think Warren has got a squad he wants to take on the Australians, especially up front and there are some classy backs as well. We have not had the greatest success in tours since 1997. This squad can go over to Australia and win a Test series.

    "I thought Matt Stevens was a bit of a curve-ball but he is very experienced and has been playing some fantastic rugby this year. To see him and Mako Vunipola was a bit of a surprise but it will be good for competition as they will keep the other guys on their toes.

    "Who's to say the likes of Rory Best and Chris Robshaw couldn't be non-travelling reserves? There are a lot of injuries historically on Lions tours and they could be getting a call sooner or later. I really do think Chris Robshaw will feature. It is not the end for him in any shape or form."

  40. 1431: 

    Freddie Blackett: "Not sure I agree with Gatland disclosing Wilko turned down the call. How's that make Farrell feel? Focus on who's in, not out."

    Jonny McCormick: "Rory Best must have done something to seriously upset Gatland for him to pick Hartley ahead of him."

    kmill: "No Wilkinson due to no France-based players? Mike Phillips and Gethin Jenkins anyone?"

    Give us your views on the Lions squad selection via the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  41. 1423: 

    Earlier in today's #QSTeaser, we asked which SIX players scored a Test try for the Lions the last time they toured Australia, in 2001?

    The answer: Neil Back, Dafydd James, Brian O'Driscoll, Scott Quinnell, Jason Robinson and Jonny Wilkinson

  42. 1419: 

    Liverpool look set to sign Reading defender Alex Pearce. The 24-year-old centre back is out of contract at the Madejski Stadium in the summer and has rejected a number of offers from the club.

    Reds manager Brendan Rodgers worked with Pearce at Reading and promoted him to the role of captain when he was in charge of the club in 2009.

  43. 1413: 

    Leicester's Geoff Parling and the rest of the six-strong Leicester contingent in the touring party were all training when the Lions squad was announced, so had to wait to find out if they had been included.

    "We were a bit apprehensive before the announcement, we were training and Cockers (director of rugby Richard Cockerill) grabbed the forwards before the end and said we were in," said Parling.

    "I got inside and saw I had a few text messages but then you don't really believe it until you look at the squad announcement."

    Parling also expressed sympathy for Chris Robshaw after he missed out on a place in the squad.

    "I am disappointed because he is such a good bloke, he is a quality player and has done a lot for the England set-up over the last 12 months or so. I am gutted for him."

  44. 1408: 

    Derbyshire batman Chesney Hughes is still going strong against Yorkshire at Headingley. Hughes is on 255 not out shortly after lunch with his side 442-8 in their first innings. You can hear live commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  45. 1405: 

    England captain Alastair Cook has gone for 59 in Essex's County Championship game against Hampshire, lbw to left-arm seamer James Tomlinson. Cook batted for over four hours in total, faced 176 balls and hit five boundaries.

    His dismissal left Essex on 152-8, replying to Hampshire's 197 all out. You can hear the commentary of the game on the BBC Sport website.

  46. 1356: 

    Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has urged the Blues to have another strong end to the season.

    Last year Chelsea collected both the FA Cup and Champions League trophies under former boss Roberto Di Matteo, and a strong run-in this time around could see them win the Europa League and claim a spot in the top four of the Premier League.

    "Last season was a strong finish and I hope we can do the same this year," he told the club's official website.

    "We know what we have to do between now and the end of the season and we have to start by putting in performances like we did against Swansea and getting the wins."

  47. 1354: 

    Turkey has signed Michael Phelps' coach as a swimming consultant for the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2020 Games that Istanbul hope to host.

    Bob Bowman, who guided Phelps to a record 18 golds and 22 medals overall at the Olympics, will help select swimmers and advise the Turkish Swimming Federation on strategies to develop competitors.

  48. 1350: 

    World champion James Magnussen produced the year's fastest time to win the men's 100m freestyle at Australia's world championship trials in Adelaide.

    The London Olympic silver medallist, 22, won in a time of 47.53sec, ahead of Cameron McEvoy, and will swim in the 100m and 200m freestyle events at the World Championships in Barcelona in July.

  49. 1343: 

    Lawry Cook: "Lions squad looking good, bit shocked to see Matt Stevens and Dylan Hartley touring but Gatland is a clever bloke."

    James Rollo: "Strange not to pick Robshaw. Seemed to be MOTM in most of England's 6nation games. Always going to be big names left out though."

    Sean Lynch: "Every 4 years the Lions selection debate rages. Long live the lions."

    Dominic O'Leary: "People saying sexton lack experience and leadership need to remember he has won 3 Heineken cups, one almost on his own."

  50. 1341: 
    Chris Robshaw England captain Chris Robshaw was left out of the Lions squad

    England captain Chris Robshaw was "desperately" unlucky to miss out on Lions selection, according to coach Graham Rowntree.

    "I feel for him, he's been exceptional for us. And that's going to be a difficult conversation to have with him later on," the England forwards coach told ESPNScrum.

    "But he was close, very close and I'd like to think that if we have an injury then we will go to Chris."

  51. 1334: 

    Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes has been found guilty at a court in Madrid of endangering public health by administering blood transfusions to top cyclists and sentenced to a year in prison.

    A former manager of the Kelme cycling team Jose Ignacio Labarta was also found guilty and handed a four-month jail term but the three other co-accused in the case - Yolanda Fuentes, Manolo Saiz and Vicente Belda - were cleared.

  52. 1326: 

    Gatland said he was contacting Wilkinson to include him in the squad.

    He said: "I wouldn't have made the call otherwise. But we wanted the whole squad to be able to play in Hong Kong and he couldn't make that commitment.

    "He said he was struggling with his body and managing things week to week and I think he'd struggle to get through a seven-week tour."

  53. 1325: 

    Jonny Wilkinson did rule himself out of the Lions tour of Australia but could yet feature as an injury replacement, says coach Warren Gatland.

    "He wasn't available," said Gatland. "He said he really appreciated the call but that he was committed to Toulon and would not be able to travel with the squad."

  54. 1313: 

    Durham have reached 130-4 at lunch on the second day of their match against Notts at Trent Bridge.

    Stuart Broad shook off question marks over his fitness with a tidy, accurate spell but he, along with fellow England international Graeme Swann, remains wicketless, with Ajmal Shahzad, Luke Fletcher and Steven Mullaney sharing the dismissals this morning.

    Will Smith, against his former county, batted throughout the session to finish on 43 not out with his side still 190 runs adrift.

  55. 1309: 

    The Lions squad announcement is still attracting strong debate. Let us know your views at #bbcsportsday

    Tom Edwards: "Looking at the squad selected, it appears the lions has one plan: smash aussies to pieces. Is this the biggest backline ever?"

    Wally Wheelock: "As a Wallaby in London, interesting selection. A forward game ! I am sure my brethren will give the Lions are good going over."

    Hannah Neesam: "Fed up of people saying Wilkinson should be in the lions squad. Gatland said from the beginning no France based players."

  56. 1307: 

    England captain Alastair Cook has reached his half-century on his first appearance of the new county season.

    Cook got to 50 with a single off Danny Briggs as he threatens to carry his bat for Essex, who are currently 130-7 in reply to Hampshire's 197.

  57. 1304: 

    Former Lions fly-half Stuart Barnes has criticised Warren Gatland's decision to omit England captain Chris Robshaw and Jonny Wilkinson from his squad to tour Australia.

    "If you ask me who is the unluckiest person in Britain and Ireland, I would say Chris Robshaw," he told Sky Sports News.

    "If Wilkinson was available to join the party after the French final - if Toulon get there - then I find it utterly mystifying."

  58. 1259: 

    South Africa winger Bryan Habana is to join French club Toulon for the next two seasons.

    "After Australian wing Drew Mitchell, South African Bryan Habana will garnish the ranks of the 'Red and Black' for the next two seasons," Toulon, who will play in the Heineken Cup final on May 18, said in a statement on their website.

    Habana, 29, won the 2007 World Cup with the Springboks.

  59. 1255: 

    Today is 20 years since former Yugoslav world number one tennis player Monica Seles was stabbed in Hamburg. 1993: Tennis star stabbed

  60. 1250: 
    Jonny Wilkinson Jonny Wilkinson was not included in the Lions squad to tour Australia in the summer

    Lions manager Andy Irvine tells BBC 5 live that Jonny Wilkinson ruled himself out of selection for the Lions.

    "The truth is Jonny wasn't up for it. He ruled himself out," said Irvine.

    "He told Warren that he feels his body isn't in right shape to complete a tour like this. I admire his honesty and integrity."

  61. 1244: 

    Accrington Stanley manager Leam Richardson has left the League Two club to take up a job with Chesterfield.

    A formal approach was made and a deal agreed after Richardson indicated he wanted to move on.

    Richardson will join up with his former Stanley manager Paul Cook at Chesterfield.

  62. 1240: 

    England off-spinner Graeme Swann is now having his first bowl of the summer since elbow surgery on day two of Notts' home game against Durham.

  63. 1237: 

    BBC Sport's Bryn Palmer on Jonny Wilkinson: "Lions asst coach Rob Howley says Gatland has spoken to Jonny Wilkinson about being on stand-by list for Lions.

    "Wikinson will be involved in decision as to whether he is put on stand-by once his commitments with Toulon are over."

  64. 1230: 

    William Stanley: "Gatland has taken risks with his Lions selection. Only two fly halfs and no Robshaw or Brad Barritt are strange decisions."

    Alastair Hunt: ‏"Gutted for not take him at all is a bit of a kick in the teeth."

    Will Redpath: "Wilkinson is a test match winner. He should be a part of the Lions. Farrell & Sexton lack experience and leadership."

  65. 1227: 

    Four-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds, 18, headlines a 32-strong British swimming team selected for the IPC World Championships on 12-18 August in Montreal, Canada.

    The squad also features 12-time medallist Sascha Kindred, 35, and rising star Amy Marren, 14.

    Paralympians Jessica-Jane Applegate and Hannah Russell have also been included.

  66. 1222: 

    New Zealand international defender Winston Reid, 24, has signed a new contract to keep him at West Ham until the end of the 2014-15 season.

    "I've really enjoyed being here," he told the West Ham website.

    "It's a good club and we've done really well over the last couple of years. Now, I'm looking forward to the next two years."

  67. 1215: 

    At just 24 years of age, Sam Warburton is Wales' youngest Lions tour captain and the first since Phil Bennett took charge for the New Zealand trip in 1977.

    Warburton New Lions captain Sam Warburton

    What are your thoughts on Warburton's selection? Let us know using #bbcsportsday.

  68. 1211: 

    Blackburn Rovers fan Stephen Halstead, who sold some of his family's shares in the club to supporters group Rovers Trust, has urged more people to do the same.

    Halstead's decision enables the Trust to attend the club's Annual General Meeting and have a say on the way it is run.

    He told BBC Radio Lancashire: "The aim of Rovers Trust is to be the second-largest shareholder in the club other than the Venky family and it's just to give them some foothold to having a voice in the club."

  69. 1206: 

    WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather will definitely be fighting in the UK in the future, according to his adviser.

    Leonard Ellerbe told BBC Sport: "Floyd cannot wait until we can come over there and give the UK fans a big, big fight.

    "Floyd has a tremendous fan base in the UK and we're looking at working on something now where he's going to come over there.

    "We're definitely going to bring a big, big event to the UK."

  70. 1200: 

    Aonghus Van Raalte: "How is Rory Best not on the team. Three hookers who aren't even close to his level made the team."

    Thomas Perrett: "Am i the only one concerned about only taking 2 Fly halfs, or is the back up list full of them."

    Jack Hardwick: "50/50 on wales dominated squad. The 2 six nations wins speaks for itself but so does the Wales tour demolition last summer."

    Give your thoughts at #bbcsportsday on the Lions squad announcement.

  71. 1154: 

    Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall believes prop Mako Vunipola will cope with the demands of playing for the Lions.

    McCall told thisislocalLondon: "Mako is very, very special, everybody knows he's special.

    "His scrummaging has improved hugely in the last 12 months, that was important, but around the park is where he comes into his own.

    "They've got some choices there but Mako gives them something a little bit different."

  72. 1148: 

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster has congratulated the 10 England players selected in the Lions touring party.

    He said: "Being selected by the British & Irish Lions is a major honour and I know the England players named in the squad today will do the jersey proud.

    "I'm sure they will contribute a great deal to the tour and coming into a new environment with the best players from Ireland, Scotland and Wales will only enhance their development as players and people."

  73. 1146: 

    More from BBC Sport's Ian Robertson on the Lions squad announcement: "If you look at the squad, the big surprise I think is prop forwards Matt Stevens and Mako Vunipola both selected.

    "They are not in the England squad as first choice all season but they are going on the Lions tour.

    "I would certainly have taken Jonny Wilkinson. They are going with only two fly-halves and that seems a massive risk."

  74. 1146: 

    BBC Sport's Ian Robertson: "There will be a lot of players very upset that they are not in this squad but Sam Warburton was always likely to be the choice of the coach Warren Gatland to go there.

    "Myself, I would think experience is massive on a tour like that and Paul O'Connell and Brian O'Driscoll have that Lions experience."

  75. 1141: 

    What are your thoughts on the Lions squad? Let us know using the hashtag #bbcsportsday.

    Andrew Priestley: ‏"Give me Rory Best over BOTH Matt Stevens & Dylan Hartley every day of the week. Best destroyed Hartley earlier this year in Heineken Cup."

    Guy Tyler: "Key issue is only 2 fly halves with no back up/utility player."

    Amar Patel: "Lions squad looks fierce. But will they gel? I feel for Robshaw. Consistently one of the best performers in any back row."

  76. 1139:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveLIONS

    Tonight's 5 live Rugby Show at 19:30 BST will analyse the squad in detail with contributions from Ian Robertson, Matt Dawson, Stephen Jones, Keith Wood, James Haskell, Rob Howley, Graham Henry, Eddie Jones and Matt Stevens.

  77. 1137: 

    More from BBC Sport's Alastair Eykyn at the Lions squad announcement: "Chris Robshaw will not go - it such a competitive area in the back row. Irish hooker Rory Best is probably the other major absentee.

    "In terms of surprises, there have been quite a few of them. Scottish international Sean Maitland, who was born in New Zealand, perhaps offering something a little different to the other wingers. Matt Stevens, retired from England internationals, being called up by the Lions. He is still playing great rugby for Saracens."

  78. 1135:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveLIONS

    BBC Sport's Alastair Eykyn at the Lions squad announcement: "Jonny Wilkinson doesn't go. Owen Farrell goes alongside Jonny Sexton as a fly-half.

    "Warren Gatland's been true to his word because he said some time ago that he wasn't comfortable with the French contingent joining the tour party late. He stuck to his guns on that one. Gethin Jenkins will go from Toulon but he is leaving them at the end of the summer and they have agreed to release him."

  79. 1133: 

    Lions defensive coach Andy Farrell: "It's about going on tour and enjoying each other's company, but ultimately this band needs to come back successfully.

    "With 10 games, it's going to build and build. The three Tests will be the ultimate challenge at the end. This is a dream for everyone stepping on that plane. They'll all be super excited. This is a dream come true for them I'm sure."

  80. 1128: 

    More from Lions captain Sam Warburton: "I'm always the ultimate optimist. I go out there with intention to try and win every match.

    Lions coach Warren Gatland with captain Sam Warburton

    "That's never been done before - so that's the challenge. The players will be desperate to get out there and have a successful tour. No one has had a Test series win who is in the squad at the moment."

  81. 1126: 

    Lions Tour manager Andy Irvine: "A tremendous challenge. I look at the experience and talent and think if we play to our ability it is within our scope to come back victorious.

    "It is a wonderful occasion and I have not got the slightest doubt it will be the thrill of a lifetime for the players."

  82. 1124: 

    More from Lions coach Warren Gatland: "We've looked at the last few weeks in terms of performances. We've had a number of players who have come back from injury.

    "The benchmark for a lot of the squad was the Six Nations and then looking at some club form and assessing whether there was the same physical intensity to draw comparison and then finally make the selection of those players.

    "If you look at previous tours, there are six to eight players who always get injured. There will be a key group of players who will potentially be called up."

  83. 1123: 

    Lions forwards coach Graham Rowntree: "We have a nice blend of proven warriors. There is some real talent in there.

    "I feel for the players we have left behind but I'm excited about what we have got. All the players we are taking in the forwards have stand out qualities."

  84. 1121: 

    More from Lions captain Sam Warburton: "Obviously it will be new for me. I'll learn along the way.

    "There's a good Welsh contingent of leaders who I can rely on and I'm sure there are other experienced members and I'll need their help along the way. I'm looking forward to squad assembling on the 13th. I'll just continue to do what I do for Wales - I guess that's why Warren chose me."

  85. 1120: 

    More from Lions coach Warren Gatland: "We finalised the squad last night. We assembled yesterday afternoon as a coaching team, the seventh meeting we have had. It was a robust debate. There were some healthy discussions.

    "The hardest thing about coaching is selection. Ideally you would like to take everyone. Some quality players have missed out. It has been tough, robust, but we feel we have an incredibly talented squad with great depth."

  86. 1119: 

    Lions captain Sam Warburton: "Warren gave me a call a week ago on Sunday so it's been 9 or 10 days since I found out.

    "It's been the hardest secret I ever had to keep, but I kept it in. It's unbelievable, it's an accolade which very few people can achieve. To be able to do this is an honour."

  87. 1118: 

    Lions coach Warren Gatland says of captain Sam Warburton: "The last two or three years he's been most successful captain in the northern hemisphere, I have huge respect for him, he leads from the front."

  88. 1116: 

    Lions squad for the tour to Australia:

    Backs: Leigh Halfpenny (Wales), Stuart Hogg (Scotland), Rob Kearney (Ireland), Tommy Bowe (Ireland), Alex Cuthbert (Wales), Sean Maitland (Scotland), George North (Wales), Jonathan Davies (Wales), Brian O'Driscoll (Ireland), Jamie Roberts (Wales), Manu Tuilagi (England), Owen Farrell (England), Jonathan Sexton (Ireland), Conor Murray (Ireland), Mike Phillips (Wales), Ben Youngs (England).

    Forwards: Dan Cole (England), Cian Healy (Ireland), Gethin Jenkins (Wales), Adam Jones (Wales), Matt Stevens (England), Mako Vunipola (England), Dylan Hartley (England), Richard Hibbard (Wales), Tom Youngs (England), Ian Evans (Wales), Richie Gray (Scotland), Alun-Wyn Jones (Wales), Paul O'Connell (Ireland), Geoff Parling (England), Tom Croft (England), Toby Faletau (Wales), Jamie Heaslip (Ireland), Dan Lydiate (Wales), Sean O'Brien (Ireland), Justin Tipuric (Wales), Sam Warburton (Wales, captain)

  89. 1112: 

    Welshman Sam Warburton is named captain of the Lions for the tour of Australia.

  90. 1109: 

    Jonny Wilkinson ruled himself out of the Lions squad for the tour of Australia in June and July.

  91. 1108: 

    Lions Tour manager Andy Irvine is about to reveal the 37-man squad.

  92. 1106: 

    BBC Sport's Alastair Eykyn is also at the announcement: "Late runners doing the rounds here include Priestland, Madigan, Twelvetrees. There is no more fertile ground for Chinese whispers. Who knows?!"

  93. 1104: 

    BBC Sport's Dan Roan at the Lions squad announcement: "Just been speaking to one of the Lions coaches. Told me no one has correctly guessed the squad, & promised 'there's a few surprises'..."

  94. 1056: 

    Former Australian captain Nathan Sharpe, who could have played for the Lions given his Welsh grandparent, is joining the Wallabies' coaching staff to help prepare the team during the Lions series in June and July.

  95. 1054: 

    More from new Ireland coach Joe Schmidt who tells 5 live he is confident Brian O'Driscoll will continue in the international game.

    "He is very much his own man, Brian, but at the same time he has a real competitive streak in him and I think that will drive him on, hopefully to a decision of doing another year.

  96. 1052: 

    New Ireland coach Joe Schmidt, talking to 5 live this morning, says: "There's always transition in any sport. They had a very successful generation of which there are some stellar names in Irish rugby terms, but at the same time you are always looking to bring in new guys underneath that.

    "The real challenge is to try to get as much depth as we can in Irish rugby. There are only the four provinces, so you don't have too many players to choose from, so you have to maximise the potential of the players you do have.

  97. 1050: 

    Who should be in the Lions squad? Only 10 minutes to go before we find out for sure.

    Ben Lyons: "Warburton can't be captain, not a guaranteed starter & turned down the Wales captaincy for the 6 Nations. Paul O'Connell for me!"

    Josh Orwin: "O'Driscoll is past it, Warburton as captain with Heaslip vice captain."

    Bremner John Garner: "Imagine Christian Wade on the hard turf in Australia. You really think there's a more threatening Lion in those conditions?"

  98. 1049: 

    Meanwhile, the New York Times says: "Collins has never been an All-Star or a scoring leader or even a full-time starter, but on Monday he shattered one of the last great barriers in professional sports."

  99. 1045: 

    The Washington Post praises the bravery of NBA player Jason Collins who yesterday became the first athlete in major American professional sport to come out as gay.

    "Bravery takes a lot of forms, physical being just one, and a particularly unappreciated brand of it is social courage, which is the courage to risk your place in the society you move in," the paper says.

  100. 1042: 

    Before we have the Lions announcement, some items from around the globe, courtesy of our friends at BBC Monitoring and Le Monde say a study commissioned by a French sport psychologist has found football to be the world's most homophobic sport with 41% of professional players reporting "hostile thoughts against homosexuals."

    Among other sports, the figure is said to average around 8%.

  101. 1035: 

    On the morning the Lions squad is announced, here's today's #QSTeaser from @QofS_Official for you.

    Which SIX players scored a Test try for the Lions the last time they toured Australia, in 2001? We'll have the answers for you later this afternoon.

  102. 1030: 

    In Division Two, England captain Alastair Cook stood defiant as Essex stumbled to 72-5 after bowling Hampshire out for 197 at Chelmsford. Cook will return to the crease this morning on 25 not out.

    Meanwhile, both Leicestershire and Gloucestershire go in pursuit of their first win of the season when their clash gets under way at Grace Road. Leicestershire have drawn both of their matches so far, while Gloucestershire were heavily beaten by Northants last week.

  103. 1028: 

    The eyes of the England selectors will be on Trent Bridge today for the second day of Nottinghamshire against Durham, where the visitors will resume on 34-1 in reply to Nottinghamshire's 320.

    Spinner Graeme Swann will be hoping to bowl for the first time since recovering from elbow surgery that ruled him out of the Test series in New Zealand, while they will also be monitoring Stuart Broad who reported a tight groin which forced him from the field late on day on. Elsewhere in Division One, Chesney Hughes will be looking to build on his career best 171 not out when Derbyshire resume on 302-4 against Yorkshire at Headingley.

  104. 1026: 

    The best-of-25-frame quarter-finals are under way at the World Championship and UK users can follow Judd Trump against Shaun Murphy on table one or Ding Junhui against Barry Hawkins on table two.


    Who would be in your Lions squad? We'll find out who will definitely be on the plane when the squad is named at 11:00 BST.

    Rosie Pearce: "Everyone saying that Wilko should be on plane is clearly still living in 2003 glory. waste of a seat, much better 10s around."

    Michael Galbraith: "Warburton in the team but he's not a Lions captain yet. Think O'Connell. Leads from the front."

    Ed Bunce: "No stand-out fly halves/ Sexton looks good due to lack of competition/ a fool would leave out an in-pre-2003-form Wilko."

  106. 1017: 

    Smoke bombs were let off and seats ripped up by rival fans during last night's Glasgow under-17 cup final between Celtic and Rangers. The match at Partick Thistle's Firhill Stadium was delayed for safety reasons to allow smoke to clear from the pitch.

    A man aged 19 was arrested outside the stadium before the game because of an alleged assault. Two 17-year-old youths were arrested inside the ground over alleged pitch incursions. Rangers won the match 3-2.

  107. 1013:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveFORMULA 1

    In a rescheduled BBC Radio 5 live special, which goes out at 2130 BST tonight, pit-lane reporter Jennie Gow asks: Why there are no women competing at the highest level in Formula 1?

    Hear from McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh, former F1 driver Sir Stirling Moss and F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams and development driver Susie Wolff.

  108. 1007: 

    Badminton England secures approval to build a new £22m headquarters and training base in Milton Keynes.


    Who do you want in the Lions squad and who should be captain? Keep your thoughts coming in please to #bbcsportsday.

    Callum Jenkins: "Wilkinson shouldn't get a look in. Farrell and Sexton at 10 with Halfpenny and maybe Laidlaw as kicking cover."

    Thomas Perrett: "Alun Wyn Jones is my captain, world class lock, Test spot nailed on, leads by example, never seen a bad performance."

    Stephen Orwin: "Would have O'Driscoll captain of the Lions. Great personality, great guy, great role model."

  110. 1000: 

    An hour to go before we find out who will be in the Lions squad and former Australia international Michael Lynagh discusses Jonny Wilkinson in his column for The Times. "I think he won't be going but does he merit a place? yes he does.

    "On the evidence of the past two Heineken Cup games he is still one of the best fly halves around - even more so when a team play to a style that suits him or is based around him."

  111. 0951: 

    Joao Havelange resigns as honorary president of world governing body Fifa after being named as having received bribes.

    The Fifa's ethics committee review into the scandal involving collapsed marketing partners ISL has named Brazilian Havelange, who ruled FIFA for more than two decades, and two former executive committee members Ricardo Teixeira and Nicolas Leoz as receiving bribes.

  112. 0946: 

    The International Olympic Committee tells the BBC that the number of sports bidding for a final place in the 2020 & 2024 Olympics - currently eight - is likely to be cut at the end of May.

    An IOC Executive Board will decide in a meeting in St Petersberg on 29 May 2013 which of the sports - wrestling, baseball/softball, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, wakeboarding and wushu - will be put forward for the final vote which will be held in Buenos Aires in September.


    Your thoughts on who should be in the Lions squad. Keep them coming in please to #bbcsportsday.

    Sam Andrews: "Warburton shouldn't be captain. Struggled to lead Wales in the six nations how can he lead the lions. O'Driscoll for me."

    Jamie Smibert: "If Wilko doesn't go, the Aussie camp will feel one up before our plane lands."

    Guy Tyler: "Is Lions selection day as exciting as Christmas Day? For me, yes!"

  114. 0941: 

    QPR striker Djibril Cisse, whose loan spell at Qatari club Al Gharafa expires at the end of the season, admits a return to the relegated club is unlikely.

    "Given how it has gone for them from a sporting viewpoint, it does seem complicated."

  115. 0930: 

    Anabolic steroid use on racehorses in the UK is not widespread, the British Horseracing Authority has said. Revelations that a second Newmarket trainer has admitted giving his horses banned steroids have prompted fears of a widening scandal.

    But BHA spokesman Robin Mounsey said: "On the evidence of our robust testing programme there is no evidence to suggest that the use of steroids is widespread within Britain. Since 2006 and despite extensive testing there have only been two cases where charges have been brought against a trainer for deliberate administration of steroids."

  116. 0926: 

    More from former Aston Villa winger Tony Morley, who tells 5 live: "I think Villa's problem this season is they have always leaked goals, so they've always had to score two goals to get three points really.

    "They are capable of playing fantastic football, but they haven't been able to do it for 90 minutes, but last night they did and they were a joy to watch."

  117. 0921: 
    Christian Benteke scores for Aston Villa against Sunderland

    Aston Villa moved above Newcastle on goal difference into 16th place with a 6-1 win over Sunderland last night and their former winger Tony Morley tells 5 live: "I wouldn't say they are safe, they still have a very important game on Saturday against Norwich who are in a bit of trouble as well down the bottom.

    "But I think it was a fantastic result last night and of all of the teams in the bottom six or seven, Villa are the team in form and last night would have given them a tremendous boost."


    Your thoughts on who should be on the Lions tour and who should be captain. Keep them coming in please, to #bbcsportsday.

    Quentin Batterbury: "Christian Wade as my uncapped Lion, he's what we need against the Aussies!"

    Liam Briggs: "Really hoping @SimonZebo gets a look in for @Lions2013. Has been a great performer all season."

    RDCM: "Wilko and Hines should make the tour despite playing in the T14, two gnarly veterans who would step up to the challenge in Oz."

  119. 0912: 

    Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva hopes the support of players and fans will convince banned striker Luis Suarez to stay with the club.

    "I have been with Luis almost every day since it happened. He's okay now," he tells the Liverpool Echo. "The fact the fans sang his name so much at St James' Park just showed the love they have for Luis. For sure, he loves this club as well."

  120. 0900: 

    The quarter-finals begin this morning at the World Championship in Sheffield, with Ding Junhui against Barry Hawkins and Shaun Murphy-Judd Trump the first matches, beginning at 10:00 BST. UK users will be able to watch live coverage on the BBC website.

  121. 0856: 

    Outgoing FA chairman David Bernstein and top English referee Howard Webb are appointed to Fifa's new anti-racism taskforce, which will hold its first meeting in Zurich on Monday. The head of European anti-racism body FARE, Piara Powar, is also thought to have accepted an invitation to join the panel.

  122. 0852: 

    Former rugby league international now Wales union defence coach Shaun Edwards tells the Guardian that balance is the key when determining the number of players on a Lions tour.

    "I'd be surprised if Warren Gatland will stray far from the 2009 formula that almost achieved that balance between giving as many as possible the chance to prove themselves, while allowing a match-day squad the time to develop."

  123. 0840: 

    West Ham's New Zealand international defender Winston Reid, 24, signs a new two-year contract.

  124. 0830: 

    With the Lions squad due to be announced at 11:00 BST, we're asking this morning who you would like to see on the tour to Hong Kong and Australia and who you think should be captain. Send in your thoughts please, using the Twitter hashtag #bbcsportsday.

    James: "I think Warburton will be captain, but I'd personally pick O'Driscoll. Want to see Lydiate on the plane too!"

    Rawsheen: "O'Driscoll for captain - world class, inspirational, experienced, respected, nailed on starter #nobrainer."

    Will Varney: "Got to put Manu Tuilagi in there. Got the drive and strength of a brilliant centre! Great pace as well! Has to be included!"

  125. 0825: 

    Warrington forward Mike Cooper signs a two-year contract with St George Illawarra after the Wolves agree to release the 24-year-old prop from the last 12 months of his contract to enable him to join the Dragons from 2014.

  126. 0820: 

    But former England captain Will Carling tells The Sun he would leave Wilkinson and Chris Robshaw out of his Lions squad.

    Jonny Wilkinson

    "On the hard grounds of Oz we need to play fluent rugby. The harsh reality is that type of games does not play to Jonny's strengths," Carling says. "As for Robshaw, Wales have two better specialist opensides in Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric."

  127. 0812: 

    Lots of debate in the press this morning about who should be in the Lions squad and former coach Sir Clive Woodward tells the Daily Mail that 33-year-old Jonny Wilkinson should feature.

    "He is in amazing shape and mentally he will be one of the toughest," Woodward says. "The Lions should take three fly-halves and Wilkinson should go alongside Jonathan Sexton and Owen Farrell."

  128. 0810: 

    Paolo Di Canio apologises for Sunderland's performance and says: "Every time we can lose, but not in this manner.

    "Aston Villa looked like Sunderland did in the last two games - there was a fire, ferocity in their intention."

  129. 0805: 

    Aston Villa moved above Newcastle on goal difference after a resounding 6-1 win over Sunderland and manager Paul Lambert says of hat-trick hero Christian Benteke: "He's been fabulous. He has a big, big career in front of him."

  130. 0800: 

    Hello and welcome along to another Sportsday, from the BBC Sport Centre in Salford Quays. The Lions squad is announced this morning and we'll bring you news of that at 11:00 BST, there'll be snooker and county cricket updates too, but we begin with a look at the top stories on the BBC website this morning.

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