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  1. Champions League quarter-final build-up
  2. A look at tonight's 10 Championship games
  3. County championship cricket updates
  4. Get involved: Sporting legends you'd bring back? #bbcsportsday

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By Mandeep Sanghera and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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Sportsday Live

That's it for Sportsday Live for Tuesday.

You can follow all of Tuesday evening's football action

via the BBC Sport website and there is live commentary of Middlesbrough v Wolves on
BBC Radio 5 live from 19:45 BST.


live text and radio commentary of day two of the first Test between England and the West Indies in Antigua is also continuing as James Anderson claims his 381st Test wicket.

Sportsday Live will return on Wednesday at 08:00 BST.

Champions League quarter-final build-up

Juventus v Monaco (Tuesday 19:45 BST)

Andrea Pirlo

In Tuesday's other quarter-final, Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo could return from a calf injury as the Serie A champions bid to make their first Champions League semi-final since 2003.

The Italy playmaker has not played for seven weeks after picking the an injury in the first leg of Juve's victory over Borussia Dortmund in the last 16.

Ex-Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is out with a hamstring injury while Monaco captain Jeremy Toulalan and defender Ricardo Carvalho are likely to miss out through injury.

Champions League quarter-final build-up

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid (Tuesday 19:45 BST)

Mario Mandzukic

Tuesday evening also sees two Champions League quarter-finals games, Atletico Madrid are boosted by the return of 20-goal striker Mario Mandzukic after the Croatian missed league games against Real Sociedad and Malaga with an ankle problem.

Raul Garcia is also expected to recover from an elbow injury while Jan Oblak is set to retain his place in goal.

Real are at full strength for the first time in five months with James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos returning from suspension.

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We've been asking which sporting legend you would want back at their peak and why?

Here are the last of your replies...

Euan Broderick: Pierluigi Collina. Takes no nonsense and makes his authority clear, so I feel is needed today in the game.

The One & Only AP: Can you imagine Cruyff in his prime today! Wow he would still be the best of all time! Pele and Maradona not best of all time.

James Porter: Roberto Carlos for his breathtaking free-kicks or Lee Trundle for his effortless skill and making defenders look stupid.

Race for the Premier League


Watford manager Slavisa Jokanovic
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Watford boss Slavisa Jokanovic takes his side into their game at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday predicting more twists and turns in the Championship promotion race.

"I am enjoying it too and my team are enjoying it. All of us expect and believe we will have a happy end," says Jokanovic, whose rivals play on Tuesday.

"To arrive at that we must play four games more. Everything is possible. I don't believe all the teams will win all the points.

"Somebody will make a mistake during these four. I don't expect us to make a mistake but you never know. Wednesday is a new examination for us in front of 20,000 people. I expect to be ready to this fight."

Race for the Premier League


Norwich manager Alex Neil
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Norwich can go top of the Championship tonight

if they win at Leeds and
Bournemouth fail to beat Reading.

The Canaries also play Middlesbrough, Rotherham and Fulham in their Championship run-in and manager Alex Neil has targeted a 100% record.

"We want to win every game - we've won the last four in a row, which has been great," he said. "We've got four games left so we need to continue that momentum, and if we do that I believe we'll be where we want to be.

"I think the significance of the game for us as a group is crucial. We've got good momentum at the moment, we've got big belief and we've got to go there and make sure we put on a good performance."

Race for the Premier League


Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe

Time to look ahead to Tuesday night's football and seven of the top eight are in action in the Championship, including

leaders Bournemouth making the trip to Reading.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe is refusing to get carried away in a Championship race which sees the top four separated by just two points.

"If we had a shot to do something on the last day then I would take that but I don't think we should get ahead of ourselves," said Howe.

"It is ridiculously tight and nothing will be given to us, we have to do it ourselves."

Brownlees keen to race on home soil


Alistair Brownlee (right) and brother Jonny
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Olympic medallists Alistair and Jonny Brownlee could get the chance to compete in a major event in their home city after Leeds was chosen as the British candidate to stage a round of the ITU World Triathlon Series in 2016.

"The ITU World Triathlon Series is about delivering world-class racing in iconic locations and Leeds will guarantee to do just that," said Alistair Brownlee.

The calendar of ITU World Triathlon Series events for 2016 is expected to be announced by the ITU next month.

Great Britain men set to take on Germany


Great Britain's Mark Gleghorne battles with Germany's Martin Zwicker
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Later this evening at 19:00 BST, Great Britain's men's hockey team will face world number three side and Olympic champions Germany in the Nations Cup.

The match will be played in front of a sell-out crowd at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in the Olympic Park.

The last time Great Britain beat Germany was at the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000. The two sides met last month in a test match which finished in a 2-2 draw.

Leigh defiant over Hock

Rugby League

Gareth Hock
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Championship leaders Leigh are on a collision course with Super League neighbours Salford over former England international Gareth Hock.

The Centurions look set to defy an agreement struck between Hock and his former club by playing him in Saturday's Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth-round tie against the Super League club at the Leigh Sports Village.

Salford owner Marwan Koukash has insisted the former England forward cannot play against them after signing a "compromise agreement" when he negotiated a release from his contract in March.

But Leigh say they were unaware of the private agreement when they signed the player and, after taking legal advice, announced on Tuesday that Hock will be made available to coach Paul Rowley.

Itoje signs new Saracens deal

Rugby Union

Maro Itoje
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England Saxons lock forward Maro Itoje has signed a contract extension at Saracens.

Itoje captained the England U20s to the Junior World Championship and is one of the most highly-rated players in the country.

He made his debut for the Saxons against the Ireland Wolfhounds in January.

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We've been asking which sporting legend you would want back at their peak and why?

Let us know via Twitter using #bbcsportsday and

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James-Oliver Batten: Without a shadow of a doubt Gazza! The man was a different class on the pitch in his prime.

Ian Edwards: Would love to have Botham back to see him in T20 action and useful to have in the ranks for an Ashes summer.

Ciaran Sinclair: Has to be Jonah Lomu, as quick and powerful as anyone and an amazing technician on the ball, such an exciting player to watch.

Venus Williams pulls out of Fed Cup tie


Venus Williams
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Venus Williams has withdrawn from the United States team for this weekend's Fed Cup play-off in Italy because of a personal matter.

US captain Mary Joe Fernandez confirmed that Williams, whose sister Serena is also included on the team, is not injured and that her withdrawal is not related to any medical condition but rather 'something came up'.

She will be replaced by world number 57 Lauren Davis.

Djokovic makes winning start in Monte Carlo


Novak Djokovic
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World number one Novak Djokovic made a winning start to his European clay-court season at the Monte Carlo Masters.

The top seed defeated Spanish qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1 6-4 in round two for his 13th consecutive win, after claiming titles at Indian Wells and Miami.

The Serb was never troubled, although he dropped his serve once in the middle of the opening set.

On this day - Silver Birch wins Aintree National

Horse Racing

Robbie Power on Silver Birch
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On this day in 2007, Silver Birch, trained by Gordon Elliott and ridden by Robbie Power, won the Grand National at Aintree.

The 33-1 shot won by three-quarters of a length with McKelvey (12-1) second and Slim Pickings (33-1) in third.

It was Elliott's first runner in the race and only a second ride for Power.

Swimmers ready for opening night of finals


Nick Hope

BBC Olympic sports reporter

Ross Murdoch

Commonwealth gold medallists Ross Murdoch, Adam Peaty, Francesca Halsall, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, Chris Walker-Hebborn and James Guy all chase World Championship qualification berths on the opening night of the British Swimming Championships.

The qualification standard is incredibly tough across the board though and I'm anticipating we're going to see more than a few big names miss their targets this week at the London Aquatics Centre.

Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson looked the most under threat in the morning heats - he has a big point to prove tonight after a difficult 12 months.

Wenger surprised at winning run


Arsene Wenger

Arsenal's eight-match winning streak in the Premier League has taken even manager Arsene Wenger by surprise.

"I always hope to get the best out of my team, but no manager in the world if he is serious can predict a run like this," Wenger

told the club website.

"In the Premier League it's very difficult to predict. It's down to the quality and the attitude of the team, the quality of the spirit we have in the side.

"We prepare and contribute to our success, that is for sure. What people forgot is that we had big players out for four months this season. Six or seven players from the squad completely out. So that made a big difference."

Hamilton in control

Formula 1

David Coulthard

BBC Sport

"Lewis Hamilton's victory in the Chinese Grand Prix only heightened the impression that he is in complete control of the Formula 1 season at this early stage.

"He was in a league of his own - even if in the end he beat team-mate Nico Rosberg to pole by only 0.04 seconds - and aced every aspect of the weekend.

"It is quite possible that Hamilton's performance level is what is really behind the outburst from Rosberg after the race, when he accused his team-mate of trying to back him into the Ferraris."

Read more from David Coulthard here.

Champions Yorkshire thrash Worcestershire


BBC Radio Leeds' Dave Callaghan at New Road: "Despite being without seven regular first-team players, champions Yorkshire pulled off a

remarkable win with a day to spare.

"Steve Patterson took 5-11 and Jack Brooks weighed in with four wickets for a total of nine in the match. Worcestershire were blown away and never recovered after being 55-6. They were eventually all out for 100 to leave just 105 to win.

"Alex Lees and Will Rhodes then cruised home and it looked as if they were batting on another wicket as the victory was achieved with such ease.

"For the record, Lees finished 52 not out and Rhodes was unbeaten on 43 as Yorkshire won by 10 wickets and gained 22 points in the process."

Where's Mario?


Liverpool v Newcastle

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has not figured for the Reds since coming on as a substitute in the loss to Manchester United on 22 March.

The controversial 24-year-old Italian was not in the squad which beat Newcastle on Monday and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said after the win: "Mario is still ill.

"He was not quite fit enough (to face Newcastle). He has had on and off sickness issues."


Durham close in on win over Somerset

BBC Sport's Elizabeth Ammon at Taunton: "Durham are advancing steadily towards victory here at a sun-basked Taunton.

"It was captain Paul Collingwood who wrapped up the Somerset innings for 230 - a lead of 149. Peter Trego had put up a strong fight despite Somerset's dire situation in an impressive innings of 79.

"Durham's chase began comfortably putting on 53 but some fierce fast bowling from Overton backed up by the spin of Rehman brought about two quick wickets as Durham lost both their openers in consecutive overs.

"Scott Borthwick and Michael Richardson, who had an 144-run partnership in the first innings, have picked up the reins of the chase and have moved Durham to within 69 runs of victory."

West Indies v England - day two


England resumed on 341-5 and have just been bowled out for 399.

Follow live text commentary here.

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We've been asking which sporting legend you would want back at their peak and why?

Let us know via Twitter using #bbcsportsday and

via the BBC Sport Facebook page. Here are some of your replies...

David Priestley: The only player who made Bobby Charlton feel inferior. Duncan Edwards.

KirrubanKrishnarajah: Borg & McEnroe, a rivalry before I was born. Intrigued to see how good they would be with modern day equipment vs Federer, Nadal & Djokovic.

Matthew Rouhani: Paolo Maldini so I could watch his effortless slide tackles or Van Basten so I could see his technically brilliant goals.


Northants take game away from Glos

BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt at

Wantage Road:"Loose bowling, dropped catches and sensible batting during the afternoon have seemingly put the match out of Gloucestershire's reach.

"After beginning watchfully, Josh Cobb and Rob Keogh accelerated during the afternoon, putting on 111 for the sixth wicket, and it was a surprise when Cobb fell to Kieran Noema-Barnett for 58.

"It was equally surprising when Keogh, earlier dropped by Hamish Marshall at first slip, became Chris Dent's third first-class victim; the part-time left-armer trapping him leg before for 81.

"Northants were 296-7 at tea, leading by 333."

Hants need record total to beat Sussex


BBC Sussex's Adrian Hams at the

Ageas Bowl: "Having decided not to enforce the follow-on, Sussex have been bowled out for 164 with Luke Wright making 61 and James Tomlinson taking 4-37.

"Hampshire need 378 to win in 135 overs which would be the highest run chase at the Ageas Bowl."

Leicestershire avoid follow-on


BBC Radio Wales' Nick Webb at

Grace Road: "Ned Eckersley equalled his career best of 147 as Leicestershire comfortably avoided the possibility of having to follow on against Glamorgan, reaching 399-6 at tea.

"The home side were eight runs short of maximum batting points despite the efforts of Niall O'Brien, who was 49 not out at the interval.

"Eckersley was one of two batsmen caught at second slip by Dean Cosker off Craig Meschede in the space of three balls, Tom Wells falling the same way for nought.

"Cosker took the other wicket, bowling Neil Pinner for four just after lunch, as Glamorgan's bowlers plugged away gamely on a batsmen-friendly strip."

Yorkshire wrap up win over Worcestershire


It looked pretty even at New Road at the start of the day, but Yorkshire have shown why they're county champions by wrapping up a 10-wicket victory over promoted Worcestershire before tea on the third day.

Steven Patterson took 5-11 and Jack Brooks 4-28 as the home side were bowled out for just 100 in their second innings.

Captain Alex Lees then led the way with 52 not out as Yorkshire reached their target of 105 in just 17 overs.

On this day - Scott celebrates Masters success


Adam Scott celebrates with his caddy
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On this day in 2013, Adam Scott created his own piece of golfing history.

The 32-year-old became the first Australian to win the Masters following a play-off against former winner Angel Cabrera.

Scott was successful with a 15ft birdie putt on the second extra hole as the light faded across Augusta for his first Major win.

Notts to set Middlesex huge target


BBC Radio Nottingham's Dave Bracegirdle at Lord's: "Nottinghamshire have reached tea on 329-7 on the third day of their match with Middlesex at Lord's and hold an overall lead of 446.

"James Taylor made 61, Chris Read is unbeaten on 48 and Alex Hales, Samit Patel and Riki Wessels all passed 30 as Notts look to put a victory target totally out of Middlesex's reach.

"The surface is just starting to play one or two tricks, so Read may fancy that he doesn't need the full four sessions to bowl out the hosts as he weighs up when to announce the declaration."

Saints sign Howard

Rugby Union

Pat Howard
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Northampton Saints have signed South African centre Pat Howard from Western Province for next season.

The 23-year-old, who won the Junior World Championship with South Africa in 2012, spent three months with Munster earlier this campaign, appearing in both the Pro 12 and European Champions Cup.

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We've been asking which sporting legend you would want back at their peak and why?

Let us know via Twitter using #bbcsportsday and

via the BBC Sport Facebook page. Here are some of your replies...

Obbby: Fred Perry. Love to see a match up between our two most recent Wimbledon Men champs.

Richard Nuttall: Would love to see Seve Ballesteros in his prime. An absolute joy to watch, a master of the game.

Anchorians: I would bring back Jack Nicklaus at his peak for his genius and sportsmanship on and off the course. What a role model.

Oldham targets Montpellier medal


Sam Oldham
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Sam Oldham wants to challenge for medals in his first international competition since suffering a serious ankle injury at the Commonwealth Games.

The 22-year-old returns to the Great Britain team for this week's European Championships after dislocating an ankle and rupturing ligaments in July.

"It was an incredibly serious injury and I'm so far ahead of where I should be," Oldham told BBC Sport. "If I make the all-around final I'll be trying to make that podium."

Read more here.

French Open increases prize money


Prize money at the French Open has been increased to more than 28m euros (£20.2m), with the singles champions each receiving 1.8m euros (£1.29m).

That is 150,000 euros more than last year's champions Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova earned and an overall increase of three million euros.

The biggest increases have come for those losing in the early rounds. Players beaten in the second and third rounds, and the quarter-finals, will win 20% more prize money than in 2014.

The French Open remains the least financially rewarding of the grand slams to the players.

Keown backs Benteke to stay


Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke

Former Aston Villa defender Martin Keown believes the Midlands side could manage to hold on to striker Christian Benteke thanks to current boss Tim Sherwood.

Benteke has eight goals in eight games under Sherwood and Keown says: "He must feel he has won the lottery because he has a manager who generates everything to him.

"It's a nice position for the club if they are fending off offers for him but they will face that situation if it arises. But Fabian Delph was persuaded to stay when everyone thought he was leaving.

"Villa are a big club with an ambitious manager and he is banging the drum and the players are following him. Benteke would not want to run away from that."

Kilty challenges Arsenal duo to race


Richard Kilty
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Great Britain's world and European indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty is willing to bet £30,000 he would beat Arsenal pair Hector Bellerin and Theo Walcott in a sprint race.

"Media claiming Hector Bellerin can run 4.42 seconds over 40m. Absolutely no way. Are these journalists complete morons!,"

says Kilty.

"I will put £30,000 on the line to race Hector Bellerin & Theo Walcott any sprint distance, any time, any place, anywhere.

"The race will be over very quick. So if they put their money down I will gladly show everyone they cannot sprint as fast as the media claim."

GB earn win over Estonia

Ice Hockey

Nottingham Panthers forward Robert Farmer netted a late game-winning goal as Great Britain beat Estonia 2-1 in their World Championship Division 1B encounter in the Netherlands.

After Monday's dramatic 3-2 overtime victory over Croatia, Peter Russell's men made it two wins in a row.

Estonia squandered a chance to take the lead when Robert Rooba missed his penalty shot, with Belfast Giants defenceman David Phillips making him pay by giving GB the lead.

Rooba, though, made amends when he tied the game up before Farmer poked the puck in following a goalmouth scramble to win it for Britain.

West Indies v England day two


Ben Stokes

The second day of the first Test between West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua is set to start at 15:00 BST.

England will resume on 341-5 with Ben Stokes and James Tredwell at the crease.

Follow live text commentary here.

Gnabry closes in on return


Arsenal midfielder Serge Gnabry
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Arsenal midfielder Serge Gnabry says he is over the knee injury which has kept him out since March 2014.

The Germany Under-21 international played for Arsenal's development squad as they lost 1-0 to Reading on Monday.

"I am feeling good, I'm feeling better and better," says 19-year-old Gnabry.

"It is my second 90 minutes (in the space of a week), I am playing and over my injury so it is all good and I am looking forward to the next game."

'Bayern stronger unit'


Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller says the club's injury crisis has made the team stronger as a unit.

The German outfit are without Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Bastian Schweinsteiger and David Alaba among others for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in Porto on Wednesday.

"For the (recent) games against Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen we had two matches where we played with a decimated squad and with few options," says Muller.

"In those games we came closer together as a group, as a unit, and that will obviously help us against Porto."

Championship will be close - Chopra


Warwickshire captain Varun Chopra believes that this season's County Championship title race could once again

prove a close-run thing.

Only twice in the 15 years since the Championship was split into two divisions in 2000 has the title outcome proved a one-horse race.

"It's going to be close again," Chopra said, ahead of the Bears' opener at home to promoted Hampshire on Sunday.

"I think the standard in Division One will be even higher," he told BBC WM.