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Summary

  1. Liverpool's Sterling rejects £100,000 per week deal
  2. I'm not a money-grabbing 20-year-old - Sterling
  3. Rooney: First half against Italy not good enough
  4. Murray faces Dominic Thiem in Miami last eight
  5. Ian Bell signs new Warwickshire deal
  6. GET INVOLVED: Your reaction to Sterling rejecting a contract

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By Phil Dawkes and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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So that is everything from today's Sportsday Live. As always, we will be back nice and early at 08:00 BST on Thursday with all the breaking news and gossip.

Thanks for joining us and for your comments. Until next time, bye for now.

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James Manchisi: Sterling is arguably a great and upcoming player. If the offer is indeed rejected, Liverpool must shake hands and part ways.

Gerardo: Sterling is not Gerrard, he'll leave at some point. Liverpool must prepare for that and get a proper deal, right players and fee.

Ankur Goel: Nothing wrong in demanding 100k a week when Rooney himself earns almost 300k. He is the future of England.

Charity deal for Hearts

Football

Hearts will have their shirts sponsored by national charity Save the Children for the next three years.

It is the first time a British club has agreed a permanent shirt sponsor with a national charity - although Aston Villa were sponsored by local hospice Acorns during the 2008-09 season.

The deal has been funded by an anonymous "group of philanthropists", said Hearts owner Ann Budge.

A seven-figure sum will be split evenly between Hearts and the charity.

League One preview

Coventry v Leyton Orient (19:45 BST)

Coventry City midfielder James Maddison is unlikely to feature against Leyton Orient despite making his comeback in the Under-21s after his back injury. Marcus Tudgay (hamstring) is a major doubt, while Reda Johnson is also still out with a muscle tear.

Leyton Orient are without Jobi McAnuff (Jamaica) and Ryan Hedges (Wales Under-21s), who are on international duty. Lloyd James came on in Saturday's 3-1 win over Port Vale, a first appearance since breaking his leg in September.

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Coventry boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire: "Orient look a decent team. They look strong enough not to finish in the bottom four. How they are down there, I'm not sure.

"But we shouldn't be fearing anyone. I don't think there's an anxiety from the players."

League One preview

Coventry v Leyton Orient (19:45 BST)

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There's a big game at the bottom of League One tonight as Coventry entertain Leyton Orient, who will move out of the relegation zone if they avoid defeat.

But Coventry are not safe from the drop yet and need a win.

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Some more of your thoughts after Raheem Sterling

turns down a £100,000-per-week contract to stay at Liverpool.

James McDowell: Sterling's one very deluded young man. I think he's had his head turned by a few good headlines and a grasping agent.

Sammy Franks: The most over-rated player in England. Had one decent season and now he wants 100k+ a week? Doesn't deserve it.

Tomsk: Sterling is right where he should be. An interesting test of character ahead for him; greed or sense. Time will tell.

Vote results

The votes are in and most of you think Raheem Sterling is bluffing and will not leave Liverpool, despite rejecting a £100,000 per-week offer and questioning their ability to win trophies.

Interestingly, if he were to leave Anfield, Arsenal is the next preferred option from those that voted.

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So thanks for voting. Here are the results.

Where will Sterling be playing next season? 41% Liverpool, 17.4% Arsenal, 9.8% Manchester City, 9% Real Madrid, 7.4% Manchester United, 7.2% Chelsea, 2.8% Barcelona, 5.4% other.

Clark misses Masters

Golf

South Africa's Tim Clark will miss the next week's Masters as he continues his recovery from an elbow injury.

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The 39-year-old, who finished as runner up to Phil Mickelson at the 2006 Masters, said in a message via his agent Thomas Parker that he did not have sufficient time to prepare for the event.

Clark has not played since the Sony Open in Honolulu in January and his absence from Augusta means the Masters is assured of having fewer than 100 players for the 49th straight year.

Rugby League

'Sinfield will be a target'

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Castleford head coach Daryl Powell believes Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield will be a "target" for opposition players when he

makes the switch to rugby union.

Sinfield, 34, made a surprise announcement that he will quit Leeds at the end of the season and join the Rhinos' sister club Yorkshire Carnegie on an 18-month contract.

Powell, who made Sinfield captain of Leeds at 22, said: "It's certainly a challenge. You look at Sam Burgess and what he's going through, and Iestyn Harris - it's tough. It's not an easy thing to do. The one thing you do have is a bit of a sign on you, on your head. You're a bit of a target."

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Some early reaction to the news that Raheem Sterling has rejected Liverpool's offer of a £100,000 per-week contract.

Max Baggins-Craig: Shocked to hear about Sterling's contract turn down, good job I am sat down. Will any other person ever turn down £100k a week?

Wee Brenny Rodgers: What is the hype with Sterling? He's the most overrated player in Europe at present. Real Madrid, Barca, hahahaha, behave. Does no one realise that Suarez made Sturridge, Sterling, Henderson etc look good last year? All been found out.

Viveora: I think he is looking for a move after seeing the fall of LFC and improvement of others. Asking fee will be too high.

Raheem Sterling, Brendan Rodgers
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Show us your medals

Football

Speaking of trophies, here's what Liverpool and their major rivals have won since Raheem Sterling

moved to Anfield from QPR in February 2010.

Chelsea - Premier League 2009-10. FA Cup 2009-10, 2011-12. League Cup 2014-15. Champions League 2011-12. Europa League 2012-13.

Manchester City - Premier League 2011-12, 2013-14. FA Cup 2010-11. League Cup 2013-14.

Manchester United - Premier League 2010-11, 2012-13. League Cup 2009-10.

Arsenal - FA Cup 2013-14.

Liverpool - League Cup 2011-2012.

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So where should Raheem Sterling be playing next year? Send us your suggestions and the reasons why. Would it be best for his career to stay at Liverpool or is he right to question their ability to win trophies?

Should he stay in England or would a move overseas be the best thing for his career?

Let us know your thoughts. Contact us on #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

'Sterling is nowhere near the finished article'

Football

Phil McNulty

BBC chief football writer

"Raheem Sterling is very good with the potential to be outstanding - but is nowhere near the finished article. He remains a work in progress in the manner of any 20-year-old with a career almost in its infancy.

"He is blessed with natural pace that makes even the best defences and defenders take a step back, allied to a talent that plays on the opposition's nerves.

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"His finishing is still not his strong point and he has struggled at times this season to reproduce the brilliance he showed alongside Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge when Liverpool almost claimed their first title in 24 years last season.

"Sterling may develop into a natural finisher in time but he is nowhere near that as yet. He is still more of a creative force than a player who delivers the end product with regularity and reliability."

Read more from Phil McNulty on our football pages.

Vote now

Football

Which club do you think Raheem Sterling will be at next season?

There are eight options to choose from on the top-right-hand side of the page, or under the 'Vote' tab on mobile devices.

The vote will close at 18:00 BST with results published here shortly after.

Terms and conditions can be seen here.

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Premier League table

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League table
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So, why is Raheem Sterling concerned at Liverpool's ability to win trophies. Well, their only trophy in the last seven seasons was the League Cup that they won in 2011-12.

They are still in this year's FA Cup, but are well off the pace in the Premier League, sitting 13 points behind leaders Chelsea. Liverpool also face a battle with Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United, Southampton and Tottenham to qualify for the remaining Champions League places.

Watch the Sterling interview

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Watch the full interview with Raheem Sterling on the

BBC Sport football pages.

The England international has put contract talks on hold and says he will not discuss a new deal with the club until the end of the season, no matter how big a deal he might be offered.

Sterling, who has two years left on a contract that gives him £35,000 a week, confirms he had already turned down a deal worth £100,000 a week.

Sterling turns down new Liverpool deal

Raheem Sterling
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'I'm a young kid with dreams and hopes'

Football

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, now a television pundit, has warned Raheem Sterling to expect some supporters to turn on him unless he sorts out his future quickly.

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But Sterling said: "I'm sure Jamie, when he started out playing for Liverpool, he had his dreams and hopes. I'm no different. I'm a young kid with dreams and hopes.

"I know what I want from my career and I'm sure he did when he started out at roughly the same age as me.

"Everyone's entitled to their own opinion and I don't think any different of Jamie. I've known him from when he was at Liverpool and he's a great lad."

BreakingSterling turns down Liverpool deal

Football

Raheem Sterling has told BBC Sport he is not a "money-grabbing 20-year-old" after confirming he has

turned down a new £100,000-a-week Liverpool deal.

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He also says he will not discuss a new contract with the Reds until the summer, no matter how big a deal he might be offered in the meantime.

"It's not about the money at all," said the England forward. "It's never been about money. I talk about winning trophies throughout my career. That's all I talk about.

"I don't talk about how many cars I'm going to drive, how many houses I've got. I just purely want to be the best I can be."

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Livingston fined for rule-break

Football

Livingston have been fined £5,000 and given a registration ban for breaking Scottish FA dual interest rules.

In January, the Championship club were found to have breached four SFA rules due to majority shareholder Neil Rankine's involvement with East Fife.

And the division's bottom side face more action if Rankine does not dispose of his interests in one of the clubs.

In November, Livingston were deducted five points and fined £10,000 for breaching rules relating to non payment of tax.

Henderson on the move

Football

Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson has

agreed a three-month loan move to Norwegian side Rosenborg.

The 18-year-old has made 23 first-team appearances for the Scottish champions, scoring twice since his debut in December 2013.

Rosenborg, Norway's most successful club with 22 titles, finished runners-up in last season's Tippeligaen.

Manager Kare Ingebrigtsen describes Henderson as "a very exciting player with a strong will to win".

Attention Liverpool fans

Football

Raheem Sterling
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We have got an exclusive interview coming up at 17:00 BST with Liverpool and England winger Raheem Sterling.

Fancy watching a little bit of the interview? Sterling tells BBC Sport he's not a "money-grabbing 20-year-old" as speculation about his Liverpool future rumbles on.

The full interview will be on the site just after 17:00 BST. Do not miss it.

Natalie Pirks and Raheem Sterling
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More of your comments on our question of just who is the best sporting captain and why?

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Amanda Kendal: Mike Brearley - not a great player, but a superb captain. 31 Tests as skipper, 17 wins; 4 defeats. And that Ashes series.

Ralph MacGregor: Best ever captain, surely Dai Greene has to be in with a shout. Team GB at London 2012 getting a record medal haul?

Good news for GB women

Ice Hockey

Great Britain Women made it

two wins from two matches with a 3-1 victory over Korea in the World Championship in Dumfries.

Chrissy Newman scored twice and Leanne Ganney netted the other, while Samantha Bolwell made 17 saves from 18 shots. GB beat New Zealand 8-1 in their campaign opener on Tuesday and next face Croatia on Thursday at 20:00 BST.

"They stuck to their game plan and systems and they put in an excellent performance," said coach Cheryl Smith.

Don't go, Kumar

Cricket

Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been urged to reconsider plans to retire from international cricket.

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The 37-year-old said he would retire after the Cricket World Cup and he scored four centuries during the tournament, before Sri Lanka lost in the quarter-finals.

But the country's sports minister, Navin Dissanayake, hopes a government-ordered overhaul of the country's cricket system might see him play internationally again.

"As sports minister, I humbly appeal to Kumar to reconsider and play for the country for at least one more year," said Dissanayake. "I spoke with him in New Zealand and he was very disappointed and unhappy (with the cricket administration). Now there is a change, I think there is a possibility he will change his mind."

'Very privileged to travel and play football'

Football

England striker Harry Kane on Twitter: Just landed back from Italy. Very privileged to travel and play football. Next trip overseas is Sydney. Really looking forward to it. Loved playing for England. Fully focused now on Spurs and Burnley on Sunday #COYS

Kane is set to be part of the Tottenham side that plays an away friendly against Sydney FC on Saturday, 30 May.

Djokovic into quarter-finals

Tennis

Reigning champion Novak Djokovic survived a scare to beat Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in three sets

to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals.

The Serb lost the first set on a tie-break and trailed 4-2 in the second but recovered to win 6-7 (3-7) 7-5 6-0. The world number one now faces Spain's David Ferrer, who saw off Frenchman Gilles Simon 7-6 (7-5) 6-0.

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We are asking for your great sports captains. Here are some more of your suggestions.

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Dean McNamara: Has to be Roy Keane, got United through THAT semi final v Juventus on his own.

Oscar Harman: Mr Arsenal, the legend for two decades+, Tony Adams. Epitomised what it meant to play for Arsenal, statue speaks for itself.

Third-party ownership ban?

Football

Carlos Tevez (left) and Javier Mascherano (right), whose economic rights were owned by offshore companies when they joined West Ham in 2006
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Sticking with football, and Uefa and world players' union Fifpro have asked the European Commission to outlaw third-party player ownership. They argue that businesses or funds owning the economic rights to players can be harmful and undermine football's integrity.

A global ban on third-party ownership by the sport's world governing body, Fifa, comes into effect on 1 May.

The Uefa/Fifpro move is understood to be an attempt to counteract a complaint to the European Commission by the Spanish and Portuguese leagues, who want continue the practice.

Pujara pleased to join Yorkshire

Football

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India international Cheteshwar Pujara will be joining Yorkshire next season in place of Pakistan's Younus Khan. Here is what he had to say about the move...

"I was looking to return to the UK after my previous experience of county cricket, which I greatly enjoyed, and when Yorkshire made the offer I didn't think twice. To wear the same white rose Sachin Tendulkar did is going to be a great feeling for me. I hope I can contribute to further success."

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We are asking for your great captains. Here are some more of your suggestions.

Tjay: Patrick Vieira for me will always be sports greatest captain, the man was and always will be a legend all over football!

Aidan: Billy Bremner Captain of Leeds United. Pride, Passion, Inspiration. World Class player. Winner.

Oliver Viney: Away from mainstream sports, Mosconi cup captain Johan Ruijsink has to be mentioned.

Younus pulls out of Yorkshire move

Cricket

Younus Khan
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Pakistan international Younus Khan has pulled out of an agreement to join Yorkshire for the coming season.

It had been agreed at the time of him signing for Yorkshire that Khan would not be selected to play for Pakistan's tour of Bangladesh, but it now appears as though the 37-year-old will be selected for the matches in April and May.

To replace Younus, Yorkshire have agreed to sign Indian Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, subject to a work permit being granted.

Sir Kev

Rugby League

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Throughout today, we have been asking you to suggest who you think is the greatest ever sports captain. We started this with reference to Leeds Rhinos skipper Kevin Sinfield, who will be ending his highly-successful career in rugby league at the end of the season to switch codes and join Yorkshire Carnegie.

If you want to know more about Sinfield and just how influential he has been for Leeds, you can read

Matt Newsum's feature on the 34-year-old former England captain.

"Sinfield will end his rugby league career, or at least the first chapter of it, as a one-club player having forged the tightest of bonds with Leeds," writes Matt. "That loyalty is backed up by a humility that belies his achievements, a down-to-earth personality in a tough sport."

Bell signs new Bears deal

Cricket

Ian Bell
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This afternoon, Warwickshire announced that England batsman Ian Bell had signed a

new three-year contract with the county.

Their director of cricket Dougie Brown has had this to say...

"Ian is a Bear through and through and he has been a fantastic servant to the club. Whilst he continues to play a leading role for England, he is also an invaluable member of our squad who makes a huge contribution on and of the pitch.

"He has been one of the best batsmen in the world for several years and everyone at the club is delighted that he remains a Bear for the foreseeable future."

Ulster sign Piutau

Rugby Union

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More rugby union news now and Ulster have announced the signing of New Zealand international Charles Piutau.

Piutau, who can play full-back, wing or centre, has agreed a two-year deal from July 2016. He has won 14 caps for the All Blacks, making his Test debut against France two years ago.

"To secure someone of Charles' ability is hugely exciting for us," Ulster team manager Bryn Cunningham said. "Our aim is to produce local players with the ability to play for Ulster and Ireland, and then supplement them with top-quality internationals.

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We are asking for your great captains. Here are some more of your suggestions.

Dave Wood: Steve Waugh. Led Australia to a record number of consecutive test match wins, with a no regrets mentality.

Tottenham Hotspur Captain Dave Mackay is crowned by teammate Jimmy Robertson (right) after Spurs' victory in the 1967 FA Cup final at Wembley
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Catchwords: There's no greater captain than the late great Dave Mackay, Tottenham and Scotland legend. He wasn't a bad manager either!

Georgeee: Ledley King... Always committed, fans loved him and a great leader

Fan in London to choose NFL drafts

American Football

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London will be the first city outside of the USA to play its part in the history of the NFL Draft as the Jacksonville Jaguars will be announcing two draft picks live from the capital.

Given the Jaguars' commitment to play one home game each year in London, the team has decided to make NFL history and honour its UK fan base by selecting one lucky UK fan to announce its sixth and seventh round draft picks live from a TV studio in London on 2 May.

Goalkeeper's financial crisis

Football

Footballers live the ultimate life of luxury. Right?

Well, not if you play in Bulgaria. And haven't been paid for three months.

Latvian goalkeeper Maksims Uvarenko, who plays for debt-ridden CSKA Sofia, is so broke that he has had to borrow money off his parents to pay his rent.

"The lack of money is the biggest problem I've faced at CSKA," said Uvarenko.

"I still haven't received any salary and I've been at the club for three months. My wife and I are expecting a child and we can't afford to stay without money. I was forced to accept some cash from my parents to pay the rent on our apartment in Sofia."

Bell signs new Bears deal

Cricket

It's been a decent couple of days for Warwickshire.

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After signing New Zealand captain Brendan McCullum for the T20 Blast on Tuesday, the Bears have now announced that England batsman Ian Bell (pictured with team-mate Ateeq Javid) has signed a

new three-year contract at Egbaston.

"As a Warwickshire man through and through, I'm absolutely delighted to commit to this fantastic club for another three years," said Bell.

"I have many ambitions I'm still desperate to fulfil, both on a domestic and international level, and I look forward to hopefully achieving these over the coming years as a Bear."

Thomas delighted at Kompany suspension

Football

Former Wales midfielder Mickey Thomas says Vincent Kompany's international suspension is great news for Chris Coleman's side.

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Manchester City captain Kompany was sent off in Belgium's 1-0 win in Israel and will miss the European Championship qualifier in Cardiff against Wales on 12 June.

"Losing Kompany, their top defender, it doesn't get any better than that for Wales," said Thomas.

"Hopefully we can exploit that weakness at the back. We can beat Belgium. We have Gareth Bale who's unstoppable, so is Aaron Ramsey and so is Joe Allen. We're looking powerful."