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  1. Harry Kane set to start for England v Italy (19:45 BST)
  2. FA scraps plans for GB teams at Rio Olympics
  3. Ex-England captain Kevin Sinfield announces switch from rugby league to union
  4. Birmingham Bears sign NZ captain Brendon McCullum for T20 Blast
  5. Andy Murray on brink of 500th career victory
  6. GET INVOLVED: Your miserable PE lessons

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By James Gheerbrant and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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And that is where we leave you for today, many thanks for being with us. Tom Rostance has begun his

live text and he will take you through all the evening action. Sportsday will return at 08:00 BST on Wednesday.

5 live Sport

BBC Radio 5 live

A reminder about tonight's 5 live Sport with Mark Chapman from 19:00 BST, which comes from Turin where there is live commentary of the Italy v England match with John Murray and Alan Green, while former England international Danny Mills provides the summaries. There is also your chance to air your views in the 5 live Social from 22:00 BST.

Impressive Italian defence

Italy v England (19:45 BST)


Bardsley accepts FA charge

Women's football

England and Manchester City Ladies goalkeeper Karen Bardsley has accepted her FA charge of violent conduct and will serve a three-match ban.

Selby and Trump through in China


World number one Mark Selby booked his place in the second round of the China Open after beating Mark Joyce 5-3 despite suffering from neck pain.

Judd Trump won the last two frames to see off Andrew Higginson 5-3, while there were also wins for John Higgins and Mark Williams, who ousted two Chinese players in Yu Delu and Zhao Xintong, respectively.

Rio Olympic tickets go on sale

Olympic Games

The first phase of ticket sales for the Rio Olympics in 2016 began on Tuesday despite uncertainty about the football tournament.

Nearly 7.5 million tickets are available to fans, but none for football games in Sao Paulo because the city and local Olympic organisers were not able to reach a deal ahead of the opening of the sales.

About 70% of the tickets are reserved for Brazilians.

Cardiff temporarily close new stand


Cardiff City Stadium's new £12m Ninian Stand extension will be temporarily closed for club matches next season - less than a year after it was built.

Poor season ticket sales after a disappointing Championship campaign have contributed to the decision.

Fans who have bought seats in that area will be offered a move elsewhere.

England in Turin

Italy v England (19:45 BST)

Italy v England 2000

Gillingham offer new deals to seven



have offered midfielder Michael Freiter and keeper Tom Hadler one-year extensions to their contracts.

Hadler, 18, and Freiter, 19, are yet to feature for the first team. The club have also offered Greg Cundle, Mitchell Dickenson and Callum Emptage one-year professional deals.

Josh Hare and Aaron Millbank have been offered six-month extensions but Dan Bent, Aidan Blanchard, Devante McKain, Mahlon Romeo, Josh Staunton and Charlie Webster are being released.

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Victoria Pendleton's plea to make PE lessons for appealing for girls, we are asking for your memories of miserable PE lessons. Keep them coming in please to #bbcsportsday

Chris Brenton: Loved playing hockey at school. Scored lots till Mrs H started calling offside. Have now found there is no offside in hockey.

Pippa Jeffcock: We used very old changing rooms with a very small hot water tank. Invariably we had ice cold showers in midwinter after hockey.

Ben Rabinovich: Forgot my swimming trunks once, and had to swim in my white P.E. shorts...

I miss football to death - Cassano


Antonio Cassano
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Former Italy forward Antonio Cassano says he is desperately missing soccer.

Cassano ripped up his contract with Serie A club Parma in January.

"I feel sick without football," the 32-year-old told Italian magazine Chi. "I miss it to death. I miss the atmosphere in the locker room, practice. But most of all I miss the adrenaline rush.

Spurs purchase clears way for new stadium


Tottenham have agreed the purchase of the Archway Sheet Metal company on the Paxton Road next to their White Hart Lane ground, that had been delaying the development of the club's new stadium behind the existing site.


Spurs statement said: "In order to allow Archway to relocate its business appropriately, the Club will not take possession of the land until later this year."

Scene set for Italy v England

Italy v England (19:45 BST)

Phil McNulty

BBC chief football writer in Turin

"A few fans are already milling around the superb Juventus Stadium ahead of England's friendly with Italy - although plenty of visiting supporters are still in the city centre enjoying the sights and piazzas of Turin on a gloriously warm evening.

"There is just enough breeze to make it a perfect evening for Roy Hodgson's side to measure how far they have come since the disappointment of the World Cup in Brazil.

"England's line-up may have an experimental look but there will still be plenty for Hodgson and his staff to learn and observe against opponents who are never less than organised, battle-hardened and tough to beat."

ECB boss elect Graves ponders four-day Tests


New England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves, whose five-year tenure will officially begin in May, has confirmed the shortening of Test matches to four days is on his agenda.

Graves told the

MCC's website, "Personally, I think we should look at four-day Test cricket and play 105 overs a day starting at 10.30am in the morning, and finish when you finish as all the grounds now have lights."

Pyrenees retreat for Scots ahead of World Cup

Rugby Union

Scotland, who lost all five of their Six Nations matches this year, will prepare for the World Cup at the Font Romeu camp, a high-altitude training base in the French Pyrenees used by world-record marathon runner Paula Radcliffe.

England protect unbeaten friendly run

Italy v England (19:45 BST)


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Victoria Pendleton's plea to make PE lessons for appealing for girls, we are asking for your memories of miserable PE lessons. Keep them coming in please to #bbcsportsday

Iain Small: At my kids' primary the people running PE were so out of shape they couldn't even run! Kids need good role models.

Tony Stewart: Got a relay baton stuck on my finger, three hours in A and E, had to dislocate my finger to get it off. Good times!

Ryan Rossi: I ripped my trousers open playing football.

5 live Sport

Italy v England (19:45 BST)

BBC Radio 5 live

Tonight's 5 live Sport with Mark Chapman from 19:00 BST comes from Turin where England face Italy. There is live commentary of the match with John Murray and Alan Green, while former England international Danny Mills provides the summaries. There is also your chance to air your views in the 5 live Social from 22:00 BST.

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So for the last part of this edition of Sportsday, we would like to know if you have any particularly horrific PE tales from your childhood? Please let us know at #bbcsportsday.

Changes needed for PE lessons - Pendleton


Olympic and World cycling champion

Victoria Pendleton believes this is because physical education lessons are not designed with girls in mind and has called for changes to be made.

"I remember absolutely hating communal showers. I think every teenage girl does," she said. "This shouldn't be too hard to fix - a few shower curtains, a bit of space to get dressed, some mirrors and working hairdryers - and if it means getting more girls into the habit of sport it's got to be a good thing."

Swedish prosecutors seek Deveaux after attack

Ice Hockey

Andre Deveaux
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Swedish prosecutors have issued a warrant for the arrest of Canadian former NHL player Andre Deveaux after he attacked an opponent on-ice before a promotion playoff, the TT news agency reported on Tuesday.

Deveaux, who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers, was sacked after the incident in which he lunged at Per Helmersson from behind during a warm-up, hitting him in the back of the leg with his stick before clubbing him to the ice, described as the worst in the history of the domestic league.

Messi likely to miss Argentina friendly in US


Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi looks set to miss a second consecutive match because of a foot problem when Argentina meet Ecuador in a friendly in New Jersey on Tuesday.

The captain remained on the bench throughout the 2-0 win over El Salvador in Washington on Saturday and coach Gerardo Martino said: "There are more chances that he won't play than he'll be on the field."

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Campese signs new deal with Hull KR

Rugby League

Hull KR captain Terry Campese, only seven games into a one-year deal, has agreed a new longer term contract through to the end of 2017.

SA refute text interference claims


Vernon Philander
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South Africa's cricket chief has refuted claims that he forced coach Russell Domingo to pick a player of colour for the World Cup semi-final.

"This report is false," said Cricket SA CEO Haroon Lorgat. "There was no SMS sent by me to the coach."

Vernon Philander replaced Kyle Abbott for the match against New Zealand, which South Africa lost. Abbott had the best average and economy rate of any South African bowler in the tournament when he was dropped.

South Africa have not had an official quota system since 2007, but normally field at least four players of colour in their XI.

Fabianski happy at Swansea


Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski

Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski insists he is happy in the Premier League despite being linked with Italian giants Roma.

"I think that the Premier League, despite the failure of English teams in European competitions this season, is still the most attractive place to play, that's why I'd rather not move anywhere," said the 29-year-old former Arsenal stopper, who has played in the Premier League since leaving Legia Warsaw in 2007.

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After Joey Barton

told Radio 5 live he would have won 100 caps if he'd played for Scotland or Wales, we're asking you who should have won more international caps...

Matthew Lowe: Matt Le Tissier should have a lot more England caps.

Simon Daplyn: Undoubtedly if he had proper knees there would have been a long reigning King of England - Sir Ledley.

Harry Adams: Obviously heavily blighted by injury but I felt when fit, Jermaine Jenas deserved more game time.

Keep them coming in on Twitter at #bbcsportsday and via the

BBC Sport Facebook page.

Cross shaves beard for charity

Rugby Union

Scotland prop Geoff Cross - last seen looking a little something like this...

Geoff Cross
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Now the beard is no more. Cross has shaved off his impressive face fur for charity, after raising £10,000 for charity with his year-long effort. Here's what he looks like now...

Geoff Cross
Ben Coles

Portsmouth announce operating profit


League Two Portsmouth

have announced an operating profit of £118,000 in its first year of trading after emerging from administration.

The published accounts cover the period straight after the club left administration and end in June 2014.

They include a turnover of £6.6 million and gate receipts of £3.4 million.

"These set of accounts give us a fantastic base on which to build on," Pompey's Chief executive, Mark Catlin,

told the club website.

Yankey retains World Cup ambitions


Arsenal winger Rachel Yankey believes she is

capable of performing for England at this summer's World Cup.

The 35-year-old, who is England's second-most capped senior player with 129 appearances, has not played for her country since Mark Sampson became head coach in December 2013.

"I am still available," said Yankey. "At this moment I'm not being picked. I've made it clear that I want to play for England. I still think I'm good enough, but that's up to the manager."

I nearly went for sixth gold - Redgrave


Steve Redgrave
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Five-time Olympic champion Steve Redgrave has revealed that he came close to trying for a sixth gold medal.


told the Daily Telegraph: "After a couple of years out, I wondered how close I could get to being in a final. I phoned up [GB rowing coach] Jurgen [Grobler] and said: 'I'm thinking of making a comeback.'"

Redgrave says Grobler eventually dissuaded him. He concedes the decision to remain retired was "probably right".

'It's like apples and oranges'


Bristol Academy boss Dave Edmondson says the difference between the Women's Super League side and Frankfurt is like comparing

"apples and oranges".

Frankfurt beat the Women's Super League side 12-0 on aggregate to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.

"It's like playing with your legs tied together or one arm behind your back," Edmondson told

BBC Radio Bristol.

"We were playing fully-paid, full-time professionals and senior international women."

Wasps plan Launchbury return

Rugby Union

Joe Launchbury (right)
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England lock Joe Launchbury could be back for Wasps in the Premiership match with Exeter at the end of April, according to Director of Rugby Dai Young.

The 23-year-old has not played since October because of a neck injury that required surgery but Young told BBC 5 live: "He's well down the track now. He's coming to the end stage of his rehab.

"Around the Exeter or Leicester game really, that's what we are hoping."

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With Joey Barton telling Radio 5 live he would have won 100 caps if he'd played for Scotland or Wales, we're asking you who should have won more international caps...

Haris Hameed: Paul Scholes should have won more than 100 caps for England. The most underrated midfielder of all time.

Aran Ryan Nicol: Mark Noble - currently on 0 caps.

Robert Watt: Kevin Phillips! European golden shoe and he has eight caps!

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Challandes quits as Armenia boss


Bernard Challandes
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All over for Armenia coach Bernard Challandes. He has resigned after a dismal start to Euro 2016 qualifying which has seen the team collect just one point from the first four matches to slip to the bottom of Group I.

The 63-year-old Swiss took over in July 2014, but Armenia's 2-1 defeat to Albania on Sunday proved the final straw.

I'd fight Froch in UK - Ward


Andre Ward (left) and Carl Froch
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WBA super-middleweight champion Andre Ward says he would be willing to fight Carl Froch in the UK.

The two previously fought in the final of the Super Six competition in 2011, with Ward inflicting only the second defeat of Froch's career.

Ward told Sky Sports he would be amenable to a rematch with Froch - but not in his home-town.

"I'm not willing to come to Nottingham, I don't think I should have to, but Wembley stadium, the UK as a whole - I would love to come," Ward said.

Tunisia fine remains


The Confederation of African Football has rejected an appeal by Tunisia against a $50,000 fine for violent conduct by its players at the African Cup of Nations.

However, they were not banned from the 2017 tournament despite demands for the Tunisian Football Federation to make "a formal apology" for accusing the African soccer body of bias.

The case relates to an African Cup quarter-final match on 31 January, when a disputed penalty helped host Equatorial Guinea eliminate Tunisia.

Five interested in Birmingham bid


Five offers have been made for an interest in either Birmingham or parent company Birmingham International Holdings Limited, receivers have confirmed.

Technology to be used at Women's World Cup

Women's football

British-based company Hawk-Eye will provide goal-line technology system for the women's World Cup in Canada this June.

Neville backs Kane for U-21 tournament


BBC Radio 5 live

Former England defender Phil Neville has been talking to 5 live about whether England striker Harry Kane should play for the U-21 side in the European Championships in the Czech Republic in June.

"Harry Kane's development as a player will only be enhanced by going to the tournament. How many times do we see others nations take their best teams to an U-21 tournament and then two years later go to a major tournament with the full national team and go and win in.

"Spain did it. Germany did it in 2009. It's about time England actually got on the coattails of these nations. We're not punishing players by taking them to a major tournament. Tournament football is the most important part of a player's development."