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  1. Gary Caldwell appointed Wigan manager
  2. Greg Dyke escapes Fifa punishment over £16k watch
  3. Aston Villa take on QPR in Premier League bottom-four clash (19:45 BST)
  4. Alastair Cook hits first England century since 2013 in W Indies warm-up
  5. COMING UP: Tiger Woods news conference (18:00 BST)
  6. GET INVOLVED: Who should be Manager of the Season?

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Will it be glory for Rory?


Rory McIlroy
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World number one Rory McIlroy can do the career grand slam of winning all four of golf's major with victory at the Masters.

He has been paired with three-time champion Phil Mickelson and Ryan Moore for the first two rounds of the tournament.

He's been speaking to the media and says: "It's a course that is very special, not just to me and the players, but the game.

"I feel like I have done a lot of good work over the last few days. I am just ready to get going on Thursday."

Asked about his struggles on par 5's at the Augusta course, he says: "I feel sometimes on par 5's I can be a little aggressive.

"If I can play them a little bit better then, hopefully, they will help me do better and win."

Henman gets the call


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Tim Henman will no doubt be unveiling that trademark fist-pump once again at the news that he has picked up an invite to Andy Murray's wedding.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Henman is one of the few star names on the guest list for the ceremony this weekend - with the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal not making the cut.

Among the other tennis players who will watch Murray and Kim Sears exchange vows are Murray's Davis Cup team-mate James Ward and Dutch doubles pro Jean-Julien Rojer.

'French rugby crisis'

Rugby Union

Former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio believes the success of French clubs in Europe is coming to the detriment of the country's national team.

French side Clermont thrashed Premiership champions and runaway leaders Northampton Saints 37-5 to reach the European Rugby Champions Cup semi-finals along with fellow Top 14 side Toulon. Saracens are England's only representatives in the last four.

"I'd argue that what we're seeing is a crisis in French rugby. I see players who are outstanding for their clubs - guys like Wesley Fofana and Maxime Machenaud - not playing well for France," says Dallaglio.

"There is something going dramatically wrong in French rugby because while they're happy to attract the biggest and best foreign names to their club game, they're doing so at the expense of their national side."

Salford building reputation - Harris

Rugby League

Salford Red Devils are beginning to build the reputation of a winning side,

says their head coach Iestyn Harris.

The Super League side were in impressive form as they beat Wigan 24-18 to record their third win in a row, and they now sit third in the table.

"A reputation is built over a few months and a period of time, it's not built up over three or four games," Harris told

BBC Radio Manchester.

"You've got to start somewhere and I think the players really want to build a reputation of being a consistent team.

Hauraki and Bateman charged

Rugby League

Weller Hauraki and John Bateman face bans after they were charged with Grade B striking during their running battle at the AJ Bell Stadium on Easter Monday.

Salford second-rower Hauraki and Wigan counterpart Bateman were sent off two minutes from time for trading punches after the pair had already been sin-binned for an earlier flare-up.

The offence carries a suspension of one to two matches, although Hauraki's ban could be longer after he was hit with a Grade C charge by the Rugby Football League's match-review panel following an incident at Huddersfield on Good Friday.

Redknapp: Bottom three can still survive


Former QPR manager Harry Redknapp on

BBC Radio 5 live: "The three teams that came up, everyone seems to be tipping them to go do down but they could all stay up. It's highly unlikely, but it's not impossible.

"It's close down there. Sunderland are still bang in it. Hull are still in it. There's six teams bang in trouble. Leicester could still get out and Burnley have been excellent all season. I wouldn't like to choose which three would go."

Redknapp: Pressure on Villa


Former QPR manager Harry Redknapp on

BBC Radio 5 live ahead of Tuesday's basement battle between Aston Villa and his former club: "Both teams, even at the start of the year, you knew would be in the bottom seven or eight but both have some good players.

"QPR had a really convincing win over West Brom at the weekend and they're looking strong at the moment.

"I think they've got a team that's capable of getting out of it. It's going to be tight but I think they've got a big chance tonight at Villa Park.

"The pressure really is on Villa at home. It's going to be a tense night for them. QPR are going to be full of confidence."

'I worked my ass off'


Tiger Woods
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Tiger Woods will be playing his first tournament since withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open in early February when he takes part in the Masters this week.

Asked about his efforts to make it to Augusta, he says: "I worked my ass off. That's the easiest way to describe it.

"People will never understand how much work I have put in. It was sun-up to sun-down."

Asked about any issues with his back, Woods answers: "A little bit here and there. I had no structural damage. It was just a fact that my muscles got fatigued."

Woods back at 'special' Masters


Tiger Woods might be ranked 111 going into the Masters at Augusta this week but he is dominating the headlines.

He'll tee off at 18:48 BST on Thursday in a group also including Jamie Donaldson, of Wales, and fellow American Jimmy Walker.

Woods has been speaking to the media and says: "I'm excited, playing at this level.

"There's no tournament like this. To come back to a place where I have so many memories and had so many great times at is special."

MacAnthony plans May interviews


Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony says he will

oversee interviews for a new manager in May.

After three defeats in five games, Posh - who sacked Darren Ferguson in February - are 10th in League One and struggling to make the play-offs.

"Nobody has been ruled out and nobody has been guaranteed the job either,"

said MacAnthony in a statement on the club's website.

Later in the statement, the Peterborough chairman continued: "I will be travelling to the UK in May to oversee formal interviews, not just with them [the current management team] for the full-time position of manager, but with a shortlist of other candidates."

Rallying cry


Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has been a busy man - he has posted a mammoth

1.065-word open letter to supporters on the club website.

Given the downbeat nature of the letter it comes as a slight surprise to learn that Posh, who parted company with manager Darren Ferguson in February, are 10th in League One and still in with a chance of making the play-offs.

"I don't do excuses, never have, never will and I don't do meaningless apologies so I wouldn't insult any posh fans intelligence's by starting now," wrote MacAnthony, pictured below with former boss Ferguson and a floodlight.

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Stanley not 'bargain shop' - Coleman


Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman has said his League Two club are not going to be a

"bargain shop" if other sides target their best players.

Coleman was speaking after Stanley's 3-1 over Carlisle on Monday where midfielder Josh Windass, 21, impressed.

"We're definitely going to get away from the fact that people bargain shop at Accrington," Coleman, whose side are 17th,

told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"We're not going to be Aldi anymore that is for sure."



We're asking who deserves to be named Manager of the Season?

Let us know via the usual channels: on Twitter at #bbcsportsday, via the BBC Sport Facebook page, or text us on 81111.

Here's a selection of what you've been saying...

Jonathan Warren: Gary Monk should be MOTY. Swans well placed despite losing Vorm, Davies, DeGuzman, Michu in Aug and top scorer Bony in Jan.

Abdullah Ibrahim: The MoTY in my opinion would be Sean Dyche if he can keep Burnley up. If successful he would have completed Mission Impossible.

Kit Marsden: No mention of Norwich's Alex Neil for Manager Of The Season?! Shameful.

Tour de force



Cristiano Ronaldo is clearly not feeling too tired after scoring five goals - including an eight-minute hat-trick - in Real Madrid's 9-1 trouncing of Granada at the weekend.

"Exercise all you can! It's good for your body and your mind!"

tweeted the Portuguese winger, before presumably heading out for a ride on this bike rather than just standing next to it sticking up his thumbs.

'Tough place'


Wigan are second-from-bottom of the Championship and eight points from safety with five games left.

"We are in a really tough place at the moment," says new Wigan manager Gary Caldwell.

"But we will approach the next five games with only one thing in mind, to win. After that, we will assess where we are and move on."

Caldwell keen to take Wigan chance


New Wigan boss Gary Caldwell played 111 matches for the club between 2010 and 2014 but has not played since last May because of a persistent hip injury.

The 32-year-old has combined his playing career with the development of his coaching for the past few seasons.

"I've made no secret of the fact that I wanted to move into management when the time was right," he says.

"I didn't expect that to come along as quickly as this but, in football, you need to take opportunities when they arise and I am honoured and excited in equal measures to take charge at the Latics, where I have shared such incredible memories over the past five years."

Wigan appoint Caldwell as new boss


Gary Caldwell has been appointed as the new manager of Wigan Athletic.

The Championship strugglers sacked Malky Mackay on Monday and have moved quickly to replace him.

"Wigan Athletic are delighted to announce that club captain Gary Caldwell has been appointed as the new manager of the club on a permanent contract," read a club statement.

Masters groupings


Rory McIlroy has been paired with Phil Mickelson and Ryan Moore in group 16 at 10:41 local time at Augusta.

Other notable threesomes for the opening round of the Masters on Thursday include:

Group 9: Miguel Jimenez, Lee Westwood and Anirban Lahiri.

Group 10: Bubba Watson, Justin Rose and Gunn Yang.

Group 11: Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson and Antonio Murdaca.

Masters groupings


Tuesday's Augusta Chronicle front page
Augusta Chronicle

There's plenty of excitement over the appearance of Tiger Woods and he will tee off in group 32 along with Jamie Donaldson, of Wales, and American Jimmy Walker.

Masters groupings


The threesomes for Thursday's first round of the Masters are being announced and Darren Clarke is in group five along with Vijay Singh and Russell Henley.

Ian Poulter is with Keegan Bradley and Patrick Reed in group 8.

Catalans suffer Duport blow

Rugby League

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Catalans Dragons have suffered a blow after winger Vincent Duport was ruled out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

The France international suffered a ruptured tendon in the Dragons' 33-22 defeat at Hull FC on 20 March and requires surgery.

"The news is a hugely disappointing blow for the player and the whole team," said Catalans head coach Laurent Frayssinous.

"Vincent already came back from big injuries in the past and I'm sure he will bounce back stronger."

Roma punished for offensive banners


Italian side Roma have been ordered to close part of their stadium at their next home game after fans displayed banners insulting the mother of a Napoli fan who died following clashes between rival supporters last year.

Serie A's disciplinary tribunal said the banners were "by their content provocatively insulting to the mother of a supporter of the opposing team, who died in dramatic circumstances".

The mother of the Napoli fan has spearheaded a campaign against soccer violence since her son's death.

Westbrook gives car to single mum


Russell Westbrook gives his car away

Here's a story to warm the cockles of your heart. Oklahoma City Thunder basketball star Russell Westbrook has given away a car that he won to a young single mother.

Westbrook was awarded the car after being named the best player at this season's All Star Game, but the guard decided he didn't need it.

So instead he bequeathed it to Kerstin Gonzales, who has two young sons and had been receiving assitance from social services.

Westbrook said: "Today was a good stepping stone to show her everything is going to be all right."

Diarra signs new Charlton contract


Charlton Athletic midfielder Alou Diarra has

signed a new contract with the Championship club.

The 33-year-old former France international will now remain at The Valley until the summer of 2016, with the option of an extra year.

Diarra has scored one goal in six appearances since joining the Addicks on a short-term deal in February.



We're asking who deserves to be named Manager of the Season?

Let us know via the usual channels: on Twitter at #bbcsportsday, via the BBC Sport Facebook page, or text us on 81111.

Here's a selection of what you've been saying...

Harry Partridge: As it stands MOTS 1 Wenger. 2 Koeman. 3 Pardew. 4 Monk. 5 Mourinho. Allardyce & Hughes to overtake Jose if CFC don't win title.

David Simmonds: Im a Chelsea fan and I would give it to Ronald Koeman. He has done an amazing job rebuilding a team people picked for the drop

Kieran Patrickson: Manager of year has to go to Eddie Howe.

Macedonia sack coach Gjurovski


Bosko Gjurovski
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Macedonia have sacked coach Bosko Gjurovski after a poor start to Euro 2016 qualifying which has seen them pick up just three points from five matches.

No truth to the rumours that he was dismissed over that unforgivable mustard jacket...

Cureton hopes to extend Daggers stay


Jamie Cureton
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Veteran Dagenham & Redbridge striker Jamie Cureton is

eager to be offered a new contract and prolong his career.

The 39-year-old scored a hat-trick against AFC Wimbledon on Monday to take his tally to 18 goals this season.

"The season has gone very well. I'm more than happy to give it another shot next year if someone will have me," he told

BBC London 94.9.

"I've thoroughly enjoyed working under Wayne Burnett and playing for Dagenham. Hopefully something can be sorted out."

Liverpool announce ticket price freeze


Liverpool will freeze adult season tickets prices for next season and reduce junior season tickets by 10%.

The announcement comes on the back of two league defeats after which Reds boss Brendan Rodgers admitted his side's chances of Champions League qualification were virtually over.

"The club had planned to slightly increase season ticket prices in line with inflation but after discussing the club's wider ticketing strategy with the Supporters' Committee ticketing working group we decided to freeze prices," said Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre.

Notts County appoint Moniz


A bit more on Notts County confirming former Hamburg boss Ricardo Moniz as their new manager.

The Dutchman, 50, last month has signed

a three-year contract and Dave Kevan will be Moniz's assistant, with strength and conditioning coach Mike Edwards and goalkeeping coach Kevin Pilkington remaining in their posts.

And chairman Ray Trew says: "Ricardo has a fantastic reputation, not only for the style of football he plays, but also his ability to spot and nurture young talent.

"In Ricardo we have found that because, having spoken to him at length, his footballing philosophy is one of structured attacking play, which I hope is something that our fans will buy in to."

Bowyer defends Rodgers


Gary Bowyer and Brendan Rodgers
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Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer has jumped to the defence of his under-fire Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers as the two sides prepare to face off in an FA Cup quarter-final tomorrow night.

Rodgers has come in for criticism after Liverpool suffered successive defeats in the Premier League to derail their top-four challenge.

But Bowyer said: "I think it's ridiculous that after losing two games, the team that was hailed prior to those two games as being the best in the Premier League then comes in for that.

"Brendan Rodgers has done an unbelievable job, he doesn't need me telling him. But that's just the world we live in now - it's crazy."

Ballance's bad run continues


Gary Ballance
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England batsman Gary Ballance's poor run of form has continued with a low score in England's warm-up match in the West Indies.

Ballance has been dismissed for just 16 in the match against a St Kitts and Nevis XI.

That means Ballance has scored just 52 runs in his last five England innings, after a disappointing World Cup. England are now 202-3, replying to 59.

Bedene beats Gonzalez in Morocco


Aljaz Bedene, who switched allegiance from Slovenia to Britain last month, has won his match against Maximo Gonzalez at the ATP Tour event in Casablanca.

The new British number two took just under two hours to win 6-3 3-6 6-3 against his Argentine opponent.

Ligue 1 strugglers Reims sack coach Vasseur


Jean-Luc Vasseur
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Struggling Ligue 1 club Reims have sacked coach Jean-Luc Vasseur.

He has been replaced by his assistant Olivier Guegan.

Reims are currently 16th in Ligue 1, just three points above the drop zone.

Alonso pleased with progress

Formula 1

Fernando Alonso
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McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he is

happy with the team's progress after his difficult start to the campaign.

The Spaniard blamed a "steering problem" for the pre-season crash that led to him missing the first race of the calendar in Australia.

Alonso, 33, retired from the subsequent Malaysian GP but says he is looking forward to Sunday's race in China.

"That sort of progress really gives the whole team belief and confidence in the path we're taking," said Alonso. "The steps we took between Australia and Malaysia were extremely impressive."

Moniz to take charge at Notts County


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Notts County are set to appoint Ricardo Moniz as their new manager.

The Dutchman had ruled himself out of the running for the role last week due to "family reasons" but appears to have had a change of heart.

Notts County have been without a permanent manager since the departure of Shaun Derry on 23 March, with Paul Hart and Mick Halsall taking caretaker charge of their recent games.

Moniz has previously managed Red Bull Salzburg and worked as a skills coach at Tottenham.



We're asking who deserves to be named Manager of the Season?

Let us know via the usual channels: on Twitter at #bbcsportsday, via the BBC Sport Facebook page, or text us on 81111.

Here's a selection of what you've been saying...

Rob Buckett: Despite my very bias opinion, has to be Koeman - to be where Saints are this year with the 'meltdown' last summer is remarkable.

Peter Ratcliffe: Pardew not in the frame for MofTY. League winner should be MofTY. Honourable mention to Koeman for defying the pundits.

Ryan Taylor: Ronald Koeman surely! Tipped for relegation and have been in top 7 all season!

Bedene v Gonzalez


New British number two Aljaz Bedene's match against Maximo Gonzalez at the Casablanca ATP Tour event is into a deciding set.

Bedene won the first 6-3 but his Argentine opponent claimed the second by the same score.

Cook hits century in Windies warm-up


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England are back up and running in their warm-up match against a St Kitts and Nevis XI, and Alastair Cook has just brought up a century.

It's Cook's first ton for England since an Ashes warm-up in Hobart in November 2013.

Cook promptly retired out to give other batsmen a chance of some time in the middle.

Frampton criticises £1.5m TV offer


Carl Frampton (left) and Scott Quigg
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World champion Carl Frampton (pictured left) has

criticised the promoters of Scott Quigg (pictured right) for a televised offer to fight.

WBA champion Quigg and promoter Eddie Hearn appeared on Sky on Tuesday with a £1.5m cheque, which they promised Frampton if he would take the bout.

But representatives of the Belfast fighter say there have already been "several attempts" to meet Hearn.

"It is frustrating they have deviated from negotiations with this TV offer," said 28-year-old Frampton.