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Summary

  1. Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murder
  2. Jurgen Klopp to leave Borussia Dortmund at end of season
  3. 26th anniversary of Hillsborough disaster
  4. West Indies v England live text from 14:30 BST
  5. Your promotion memories - get involved using #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Patrick Jennings and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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Sportsday Live

That's it for Sportsday Live for Wednesday - we'll be back again on Thursday at 08:00 BST.

You can keep up to date with all of the evening's football action

on the BBC Sport website and there will be commentary from the Nottingham Forest v Watford game on BBC Radio 5 live with updates from Fulham's game against Rotherham as well as the two Champions League quarter-final first leg ties.

And

follow all of the first Test action from Antigua here.

Watford's promotion push

Football

In tonight's Championship action, Watford have the chance to go up into second if they can beat Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

Defender Craig Cathcart (calf) has been passed fit to play for promotion-chasing Watford but striker Fernando Foresteri (knee) misses out along with Joel Ekstrand and Sean Murray.

Forest will welcome back midfielder Gary Gardner after suspension while strikers Dexter Blackstock and Mo Barrow will be assessed after being absent from the squad in the 1-0 defeat by Huddersfield on Saturday.

Glamorgan and Leicestershire play out draw

Cricket

BBC Wales' Nick Webb at Grace Road: "Former Glamorgan batsman Mark Cosgrove helped his new side Leicestershire to

bat out a draw after they had been set a target of 306 in a minimum of 50 overs to beat the Welsh county.

"The home side slumped to 1-2, but Cosgrove's stubborn knock of 59 not out helped Leicestershire finish on 141-3.

"Earlier Chris Cooke's fluent innings of 81 had allowed Glamorgan the luxury of declaring on 227-7 early in the afternoon session after Mark Wallace became the club's first specialist wicketkeeper to pass 10,000 runs in first class cricket."

Wakefield sign Widnes prop Kavanagh

Rugby League

Ben Kavanagh
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Ben Kavanagh has made six Super League appearances this season

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have

signed Widnes prop Ben Kavanagh on loan until the end of the season.

The 27-year-old, who started his career at Wigan, has made six appearances for the Vikings this season.

Wakefield coach James Webster told the club website: "Ben will add some size and speed to an area we have been short in over the past six weeks."

The Wildcats are bottom of Super League with just two wins and entertain Halifax in the Challenge Cup on Friday.

Champions League preview

FC Porto v Bayern Munich (Wednesday, 19:45 BST)

Franck Ribery
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Bayern Munich go into their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Porto missing a host of players.

French winger Franck Ribery has an ankle problem, while midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been ruled out with flu.

Left-back David Alaba, centre-back Medhi Benatia, midfielder Javi Martinez and winger Arjen Robben are also missing as Bayern look to preserve an 11-game unbeaten record in Portugal.

Porto have a concern over top goal scorer Jackson Martinez, who has netted 26 times this season.

Dent helps Gloucestershire to draw with Northants

Cricket

Opener Chris Dent's unbeaten 265-ball century helped

Gloucestershire secure a draw against Northamptonshire.

Resuming on 35-0, Dent added another 102 runs with Will Tavare (66), who fell shortly before the lunch interval.

Robert Keogh trapped Gareth Roderick (52) lbw for the only wicket in the second session, but Northants could not make a further breakthrough.

Australian Peter Handscomb (25) saw out the final session with Dent, who ended with 104 runs from 285 deliveries.

England battle against Windies

Cricket

Stuart Broad
AFP

West Indies have reached 234-6, trailing England by 165, at lunch on day three of the first Test in Antigua.

You can

follow the latest text and radio commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Dead fish removed from Olympic rowing venue

Olympics

Dead fish
Reuters

Thirty-two tons of dead fish have been cleared out of the lagoon where Olympic rowing and canoeing events will take place next year, officials in Rio de Janeiro said on Wednesday.

More than 60 people from the city's sanitation department have been working daily since week to remove the fish from the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, with many thousands washed up on the shore, and will keep doing so until the problem is resolved.

Specialists dispute what caused the fish to perish, with some claiming it is down to a sudden drop in water temperature and others saying pollution is to blame.

Saints' Hohaia may return to NRL

Rugby League

Lance Hohaia
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St Helens half-back

Lance Hohaia has hinted he may return to the National Rugby League when his contract expires at the end of the season.

The Kiwi, 32, joined on a four-year deal from New Zealand Warriors in 2011 as a replacement for Kyle Eastmond.

He told

BBC Radio Merseyside: "I've no concrete plans in place as yet, we're still just enjoying the season and the summer months that are coming ahead."

"I felt I was fighting this strange feeling rather than the opponent"

Tennis

Petra Kvitova
AP

In her

latest exclusive column for BBC Sport, world number four Petra Kvitova explains why she needed a break from tennis.

The 25-year-old is preparing to return to action in this weekend's Fed Cup.

Liverpool star breaks leg in Brighton loan spell

Football

Joao Texieira being stretchered off with the injury
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On-loan Brighton midfielder

Joao Teixeira will be out for the rest of the season with a broken leg.

The 22-year-old, who is on loan from Liverpool, sustained the injury in the 0-0 draw with Huddersfield on Tuesday.

"Our thoughts are with Joao, as this is a real blow to him after such a good season for the club," Seagulls boss Chris Hughton told

the club website.

The Portugal Under-21 international joined Brighton in August and scored six goals in 35 appearances during his time at the Amex Stadium.

Van Gaal preparing for next season

Football

Louis van Gaal
Reuters

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

has told the club's television channel MUTV that he is already scouting players for next season.

"Already in January [we began thinking about the 2015/16 season] because we have to prepare our pre-season," he explained.

"We also think about the scouting of players, the scouting of our own players because we have a lot on loan and then we have to analyse their performances, so it's a lot of work. It's not only the present season but also what we have to decide for players next season."

Champions League preview

Paris St Germain v Barcelona (19:45 BST)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
EPA

Paris St Germain have been affected by suspensions for the

first leg of their Champions League quarter-final with top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended after being sent off against Chelsea in the last 16.

Midfielder Marco Verratti is also banned while defender David Luiz is out injured and there is a doubt over Italy midfielder Thiago Motta.

Dani Alves will be missing for Barcelona while defender Thomas Vermaelen is recovering from a thigh injury.

Whitlock to skip all-around competition

Gymnastics

Max Whitlock
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Britain's Max Whitlock has confirmed he will not compete for the all-around title at the European Gymnastics Championships because of the effects of low-grade glandular fever.

The world silver medallist will instead focus on individual apparatus honours in the pommel horse and floor.

"For me it's very gutting. The all-around was a big target of mine,"

the 22-year-old told BBC Sport. "My body will only allow me to do two pieces at the moment."

Bury squad 'paying for flights'

Football

Departures sign
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Bury manager David Flitcroft says his players have

contributed money towards their flights back from Portsmouth in an effort to help their attempt for League Two promotion.

Flitcroft's side, who play against Pompey on Saturday, will fly down on Friday night and stay in a hotel.

After their 1-0 win over second-placed Shrewsbury on Tuesday, the Shakers are four points off the automatic promotion places.

United and Chelsea to play in North America

Football

Manchester United play in Michigan
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Holders Manchester United and Chelsea will be among the sides

playing in the pre-season International Champions Cup North America.

The tournament will also include Barcelona, Paris St Germain, Porto, Fiorentina, New York Red Bulls, LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes and Mexican side Club America

United and Real Madrid attracted a crowd of 109,318 to Michigan Stadium during last year's tournament before Louis van Gaal's side went on to beat Liverpool in the final.

Doherty misses out, Dott bullish

Snooker

Ken Doherty
PA

Former champion Ken Doherty fails to reach the World Championships main draw after losing to Mark Davis in the third and final qualifying round.

The Irishman, 45, who won the title in 1997, trailed 8-1 after the first session before losing 10-3.

"I tried to make a fight of it but it just didn't happen. I was too far back," said Doherty.

But Scotland's Graeme Dott is through to Saturday's main draw at the Crucible after beating China's Yu Delu 10-7.

"I don't care who I play," said Dott. "Ronnie O'Sullivan in the first game, why not? I've played three games and he's not played any.

"I don't think anyone is going to want to draw me. I'm not saying they will be intimidated but there will certainly be easier games than me."

Dengue fever affects Brazil clubs

Football

Brazilian teams are on alert because of a

dengue fever outbreak that is affecting some of the country's top clubs.

Renato Augusto
AP

Three players were diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease this week, while clubs have been supplying insect repellent during training.

Cases of dengue fever have increased significantly across Brazil this year, with most of them reported in Sao Paulo state.

Corinthians midfielder Renato Augusto said some of the club's players have been training with pants and long sleeves to try to avoid the mosquitoes.

Brazil's health ministry said there have been more than 460,000 cases of the disease in the country in 2015, while more than 130 people have died this year already.

Walmsley to stay with Saints

Rugby League

Alex Walmsley
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St Helens prop forward Alex Walmsley has agreed a new three-and-a-half year contract at the club after getting offers from the NRL.

Walmsley signed for the club in 2013 and has gone on to make 62 appearances, including in last season's Grand Final win over Wigan.

"I had offers from the NRL which I naturally had to think about," said Walmsley. "There is obviously a pull there as it is a prestigious league but credit to Keiron [Cunningham] - he made it clear he wanted to keep me and in the end that was the deciding factor.

"When the club made it very clear how much they wanted to keep me on board then it made the decision easier."

Draw on cards in Northampton

Cricket

BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt at Wantage Road: "Only one wicket fell in an afternoon session that never really fell short of turgid.

"Chris Dent only added 20 runs in two hours for Gloucestershire, who, despite batting fluently in the morning, became happy to accept the inevitable draw with Northants, as they reached the

tea interval on 235-2, still trailing the hosts by 218.

"It was the spin of Rob Keogh that brought the only success as he trapped Gareth Roderick in front for 52, the wicketkeeper's second half century of the match, adding to his record-equalling six victims in Northants' first innings."

Leicestershire v Glamorgan heads for draw

Cricket

BBC Wales' Nick Webb at Grace Road: "Leicestershire

reached tea on 34-2 after being set a demanding target of 306 in a minimum of 50 overs by Glamorgan.

"The Welsh county upped the run-rate after lunch with Chris Cooke reaching 81 and Craig Meschede belting a rapid 33 before Jacques Rudolph declared on 227-7.

"The Foxes made a nervous start as Dan Redfern and Ned Eckersley were back in the pavilion with only a single on the board, but Angus Robson and Mark Cosgrove survived to the interval to get the home side within sight of a draw after a match of fluctuating fortunes."

Middlesex battling to save the draw

Cricket

BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand: "Middlesex continue to battle to save the draw

at tea on the final day - they are 235-5 but the momentum is very much with Nottinghamshire.

"Three wickets fell in the session, including the foundation of the innings Nick Compton (85), but captain Adam Voges remains unbeaten on 66 and, with Dawid Malan unable to bat, much now rests on him.

"The pitch continues to play well but the new ball is only eight overs old and remains a threat for the visitors."

WICKET

Chanderpaul c Stokes b Tredwell 46 (WI 192-5)

Chanderpaul
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Breakthrough for England in the morning's session of their first Test against West Indies, as James Tredwell claims the wicket of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who chips a catch straight to Ben Stokes.

You can follow full coverage of that one over here.

Hernandez convicted of murder

More on the news that former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been

found guilty of first-degree murder.

Relatives of the victim Odin Lloyd, who had played American football semi-professionally, wept in the Massachusetts courthouse as the verdict was announced on live television.

Hernandez once had a $40m (£27m) contract with the New England Patriots.

The 25-year-old was also found guilty on firearm and ammunition charges.

Hernandez convicted of murder

More on the news that former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez

has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

In his closing arguments, Hernandez's lawyer acknowledged that the 23-year-old was there when Odin Lloyd was killed, but said it was two of Hernandez's friends who committed the murder.

Prosecutors said Hernandez planned the killing and then helped cover it up.

The conviction carries a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

BreakingBREAKING NEWS

Aaron Hernandez
Reuters

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

A jury on Wednesday found Hernandez killed Odin Lloyd on 17 June 2013.

Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. He was found shot six times in an industrial park near Hernandez's home.

We'll bring you more news as soon as we have it.

Hoy backs Wiggins for hour record

Track Cycling

Sir Bradley Wiggins
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Six-time Olympic gold medal winner Sir Chris Hoy says

Sir Bradley Wiggins has "a 99% chance" of breaking the world hour record on June 7.

Tour de France winner and four-time Olympic champion Wiggins, 34, will try to beat Rohan Dennis' mark of 52.4km (32.5m) at London's Olympic velodrome.

"If Bradley really sets his mind to it you would not bet against him breaking the world record," said Hoy.

"Everything he has set out to achieve, he has."

Newcastle fans plan boycott

Football

Mike Ashley
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Newcastle fans are

planning to boycott Sunday's home match against Tottenham after it was revealed the club had more than £34m in their bank account at the end of the last financial year.

Newcastle recently announced a record annual profit of £18.7m for 2013-14, but many fans have criticised the ambition of owner Mike Ashley.

"A lot of fans would ask why was a significant portion of that money not spent on team strengthening," said Newcastle fanzine editor Mark Jensen.

"The idea of a boycott has been building for a long time and you can't blame the fans. The frustrating thing for them is the money is there but the club won't spend it."

New PB for Downie

Gymnastics

Ellie Downie and Amy Tinkler
BBC/David McDaid

BBC Sport's David McDaid on Twitter at the European Gymnastics Championships: "Qualifying done at Euro Gymnastics for @elliedownie (56.19) & @amytinkler2 (54.958). New all-around PB for Downie. Claudia Fragapane and Becky Downie are up now."

Your promotion memories

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Nottm Forest v Watford (19:45 BST)

Football

Troy Deeeney
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Watford resume their promotion challenge this evening in a 19:45 BST kick-off at Nottingham Forest.

Three points would lift the Hornets up to joint second, but they'll need to win by three goals to go above Norwich and into an automatic qualification spot.

It's the tightest end to a Championship season in absolutely ages. Middlesbrough, in fourth, second-placed Norwich and leaders Bournemouth all won last night.

Don't forget today we're asking you to share your best promotion memories, so keep them coming.

Liverpool falls silent

Liverpool is falling silent to observe a minute's silence in memory of the

96 men, women and children who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster.

Hillsborough victims
BBC

Bells will toll 96 times during the silence, which is being observed at the exact moment the match was halted in 1989.

Liverpool greats remember Hillsborough victims

Jenny Coleman

BBC Local Live

Liverpool's former star players have been paying their respects to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

Robbie Fowler

tweets: Tough day today for many..... including the families of the 96.... Thinking of you all
#Ynwa

Ian Rush

tweets: Can we all take time out to pay our respects #JFT96
#YNWA
#Anfield
@LFC

Michael Owen

tweets: Thoughts today are with the 96, their families and all affected by the tragedy.

BBC Local Live Merseyside has the latest as the city joins together to remember the
96 men, women and children who lost their lives.

Federer wins in Monte Carlo

Tennis

Roger Federer
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After Rafael Nadal's easy win at the Monte Carlo Masters earlier, Roger Federer has followed suit with a 6-2 6-1 win over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy to reach the third round in Monaco.

Federer will next face Frenchman Gael Monfils or Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine.

West Indies v England - day three

Cricket

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Reuters

"England are still in a strong position after day two of the first Test against the West Indies. After reaching 399 in their first innings, they reduced the hosts to 155-4 in reply.

"With the new ball due before lunch on day three, it's perfectly possible they could bowl West Indies out quite cheaply and have a healthy first-innings lead to build on. So I'd much rather be in the England dressing-room at the moment.

"However, that only tells half the story of a rather frustrating day for England that saw them squander some of the advantage gained on a dominant first day through tentative cricket."

You can follow live text commentary here.

Dalglish, Ayre and Rodgers pay their respects

Ben Schofield

BBC Radio Merseyside reporter

Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool Football Club Chief Executive Ian Ayre, and manager Brendan Rodgers laying flowers at Hillsborough memorial
BBC

Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre and current manager Brendan Rodgers have laid flowers at the Hillsborough memorial, ahead of a service to remember the victims of the disaster.

You can follow

full coverage of this afternoon's memorial service here, as Liverpool remembers the 96 who died at Hillsborough, 26 years on.

Coming up this afternoon

And here's what's coming your way this afternoon.

West Indies v England
Reuters

Follow live text commentary as West Indies resume their first Test against England 244 runs behind. Mark Mitchener and team are

already in full swing over here.

It's the final day of qualifying for snooker's World Championship, due to get under way at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre on Saturday.

The Champions League offers up a second helping of quarter-final first legs, as Paris Saint-German host Barcelona and Bayern Munich travel to FC Porto.

We'll bring you team news throughout the afternoon ahead of a bespoke football live text commentary from 18:30 BST, with two games on in the Championship too.

Post-lunch update

Here's a little post-lunch update on what's been going on today.

Top stories: Jurgen Klopp announces he will

step down as Borussia Dortmund manager at the end of the season.

Liverpool players
Reuters

Bells in Liverpool will toll 96 times later as the city

remembers those who died in the Hillsborough disaster.

A private funeral and commemoration service attended by family members and former players has been held for

former Australian captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud.

Top feature: Marvin Hagler -Tommy Hearns 30 years on.

The greatest fight?

Top video: Gossip column extra:

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Klopp to leave Dortmund

Football

Ilkay Gundogan tweet
Guendogan8/Twitter

Borussia Dortmund midfielder

Ilkay Gundogan tweets his thanks to Jurgen Klopp, who earlier today announced his
decision to step down as manager at the end of the season.