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  1. Man Utd's Chris Smalling agrees new contract
  2. Snooker: Ding Junhui wins despite 147 blunder
  3. Ronnie O'Sullivan starts bid for sixth world title
  4. Cricket: Rain delays West Indies v England
  5. 19:45 BST: Bayern v Porto; Barcelona v PSG

Live Reporting

By Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

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On that note, it's time to bid you farewell from Sportsday.

But stick with us on BBC Sport as we'll bring you live text commentary on the Champions League quarter-finals, as well as

West Indies v England.

Mr Steve Canavan will be back on rolling news duty from 08:00 BST on Wednesday.


Snooker loopy


It's been an amusing day at the World Championship in Sheffield.

Earlier on Tuesday, we had China's Ding Junhui

forgetting he was on for a maximum break.

And during Ronnie O'Sullivan's contest with Craig Steadman, the five-time champion played in his socks.

No, really.

You can watch it here.

West Indies v England latest


Here's the latest from Grenada, where they've taken lunch after rain-hindered the morning session.

  • West Indies 36-2 after 14 overs
  • Not out batsmen: Bravo 19, Samuels 0
  • Bowling figures: Anderson 7-4-11-1, Broad 5-2-8-0, Jordan 2-0-8-1, Moeen 1-0-8-0
  • England won toss and chose to field

James Gheerbrant and Stephan Shemilt have it all covered over on our

live text commentary .

A new challenge for Toure?


Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has told French media he is open to "new challenges" and won't stay at the club for the wages.

Reports last week named Toure among those who could leave the Premier League side in the summer, after their underwhelming season.

The 31-year-old told Foot Mercato: "No amount of wages will make me stay at a club if I feel that I no longer belong there or if no challenge exists for me.

"It would be unjust on my part. There comes a moment where numbers don't stop us, it goes beyond that, even if the English press seem more interested in the numbers than the sport itself.

"For the future, I don't know more than you do, because I will always go where I am offered new challenges."

Carter beats McManus


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Ali Carter makes a triumphant return to The Crucible by beating Alan McManus 10-5 in their first-round contest.

The Essex potter will now meet Neil Robertson in the next round.

Carter's world ranking of 13 was protected to enable him to compete at the World Championship, after he twice overcame cancer.

But he told BBC Sport after his win he's keen for people to remember he's still "one of the best in the world" despite his recent health issues.

'I'm aiming high' - Murdoch


Ross Murdoch believes he can challenge for a medal at the World Championships after setting a new Scottish record in the 100m breaststroke.

The 21-year-old finished second behind a world-record swim from Adam Peaty at last week's British Championships.

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"I'll be aiming high. I always do," the

21-year-old told BBC Scotland.

Murdoch rose to prominence at last year's Commonwealth Games, winning gold over 200m and bronze in the 100m.

'We've let ourselves down'


Manchester City have "let themselves down" this season and the squad have had "a lot of honest conversations" since the 4-2 defeat at Manchester United nine days ago, says England goalkeeper Joe Hart.

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The Premier League champions are down in fourth position, 12 points behind runaway leaders Chelsea with five matches left to play.

"We are not in the place where we wanted to be, we wanted to be really challenging for the title like we've done in previous years,"

Hart told the club website.

"We've got to be honest and win these last games and see where it takes us. We've let ourselves down at key moments."

Tom Poynton on life after tragedy


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Derbyshire wicketkeeper Tom Poynton has spoken to BBC Sport about how he has recovered from the car crash which claimed the life of his father, Keith.

Tom suffered serious leg injuries in the accident last year, and it kept him out for the entire 2014 season.

But the 25-year-old has spent his rehabilitation time working on community projects with Derbyshire, as well as taking on a role with a company where his father was director.

You can read his sad but inspiring story

via this link.

Liverpool extend sponsorship deal


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Liverpool have extend their sponsorship agreement with Standard Chartered Bank through to the end of the 2018-19 season.

The bank originally signed up as the club's main sponsor in July 2010, and their logo has appeared on the front of the Reds' shirts for the last five seasons.

Caley Thistle defend Meekings


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Inverness Caledonian Thistle say they will

"vigorously defend" defender Josh Meekings after he was served a Scottish FA notice of complaint following the Scottish Cup win over Celtic.

Meekings had been offered a one-match ban, which if accepted means he would miss the cup final against Falkirk.

He was deemed to have handled Leigh Griffiths' goal-bound header

in Caley Thistle's 3-2 victory.

Leicester sign Kiwi lock Fitzgerald

Rugby Union

Leicester Tigers have

signed lock Mike Fitzgerald from New Zealand Super Rugby club Chiefs.

The 28-year-old is the Leicester's second signing this week, following the arrival of Peter Betham from Waratahs.

"Mike will be a good addition to our group of locks, especially with the retirement of Louis Deacon and Brad Thorn," director of rugby Richard Cockerill told the Tigers website.

World Championship latest


Owen Phillips

BBC Sport at The Crucible

Ronnie O'Sullivan

"Ronnie O'Sullivan has been having a bit of new shoe trouble at the Crucible.

"The five-time world champion seemed to be so comfortable in his first-round World Championship meeting with Craig Steadman that he decided to play in his socks.

"But he wasn't risking a fine from snooker's dress-code police for nothing, his new shoes were hurting so he took them off, played a frame and sought a replacement pair from the crowd.

"Tournament director Mike Ganley came to the rescue and a lucky fan has walked away with a new pair of barely worn brogues.

"Hope they fit. And I wonder if a fine will be still be forthcoming?"

Shoes and scores from Sheffield


So Ronnie O'Sullivan is now back wearing shoes (although there's still no confirmation whose they are).

Ronnie O'Sullivan's shoes

And he currently leads Crucible debutant Craig Steadman 5-2.

Elsewhere, England's Ali Carter is 8-5 up against Scotland's Alan McManus. No shoe update from their match, though.

Shoeless O'Sullivan


Some strange goings-on at The Crucible. It would seem Ronnie O'Sullivan has chosen to swap his shoes....

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George Riley

And is now wearing someone else's size eights:

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George Riley

O'Connell rumours dismissed

Rugby Union

European champions Toulon have dismissed reports that Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has signed a contract with them.

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Toulon were heavily linked with 35-year-old O'Connell in the aftermath of Sunday's European Champions Cup semi-final victory over Leinster in Marseille.

But in a statement posted on the club's official website on Tuesday, Toulon moved to distance themselves from a swoop for Munster's three-time British and Irish Lions lock.

Play to start in the Caribbean


At last, we bring good news from the cricket.

BBC Sport's Stephan Shemitt: "The cover on the pitch has been completely removed, and there are two members of the groundstaff apologetically dragging a rope around the outfield. I'm hearing that we will start at 16:45 BST. Wonders never cease."

Live text commentary here.

Real Madrid sleeping their way to the top


Wouldn't we all advocate nap time at work?

Real Madrid beds
Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno

Real Madrid have 81 bedrooms at their training complex for players and staff to take a siesta, and it could be the secret behind the club's success.

BBC Sport's Alec Fenn

explains more here.

County Championship latest


BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms with updates on day three of Sussex v Worcestershire:

"A terrific game of four-day cricket which has ebbed and flowed from one side to another.

"Sussex lead by just 200 with three wickets remaining, but on a good pitch increasingly offering assistance to the spinners, Worcestershire won't fancy chasing more than 250 to win the game."

Champions League

Barcelona v PSG (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Paris St-Germain are in the same boat as Bayern, after going down

3-1 against Barcelona in their quarter-final.

But Barca coach Luis Enrique isn't getting carried away.

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"The result of the first leg is good but it is not definitive," he said ."We need to play really well to to get through the tie.

PSG manager Laurent Blanc has top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic back in the side and isn't ruling out a Nou Camp upset.

"We know the task is extremely difficult. Our problem is that we have to score, but I do believe we will have plenty of chances to do so," said Blanc.

"We have nothing to lose and we hope to prove we are better than we were in the first leg."

As before, full coverage of the quarter-finals on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sport website.

Champions League

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

Thomas Muller is confident Bayern Munich can overturn the deficit against Porto in their Champions League quarter-final second leg.

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Porto won 3-1 in their home leg last week but Muller believes his side can still reach a fourth successive European semi-final.

"I know we are able to do it - a 2-0 win playing at home wouldn't be a historic score. It is doable," said the Germany World Cup winner.

"I don't know exactly how we are going to do it but we will do it."

Kick off at the Allianz Arena is 19:45 BST, with live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and the BBC Sport website.

Amla to join Derbyshire


Here's more on Hashim Amla's move to Derbyshire, which we reported earlier...

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The 32-year-old, the captain of South Africa's Test team,

will join in May as cover for Martin Guptill, who will be part of the New Zealand squad touring England next month.

Amla is available to play in two County Championship matches and three T20 Blast games during his short stint with the county.

'Most one-sided match ever'


Hibernian striker Martin Boyle

said his side lost "the most one-sided match I've ever watched" in the Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Falkirk.

Craig Sibbald's goal ensured the Easter Road men's misery extends to 113 years since they won the Cup.

Hibs striker Martin Boyle was cup-tied for the Scottish Cup semi-final.

Now they must pick themselves up as they continue the battle for promotion from the Scottish Championship.

"I can't fault the commitment and the way they played, it was just that sucker punch at the end," said Boyle.

Teams announced


England and West Indies have announced their line-ups for the second Test.

Here you go...

West Indies XI: Devon Smith, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Denesh Ramdin (capt & wk), Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel.

England XI: Alastair Cook (capt), Jonathan Trott, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Jordan, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

The bad news though - it's raining and the

start of play has been further delayed.

Enjoying the new job

Jonas Bjorkman takes to

Twitter to announce that he's enjoying his
new role as part of Andy Murray's coaching team, uploading a video on
Instagram of the British number one swatting some powerful looking forehands on a beautiful, cloudless day in Spain.


Horse Racing

All change at Wexford

An Irish racecourse has changed direction.

Wexford is staging a trial today where runners go left-handed round the track, rather than right-handed.

You can follow all the

latest horse racing results from the UK and Ireland on the BBC Sport website.

Salford swoop

Rugby League

Salford Red Devils have eased their injury and suspension crisis with the signings of Wigan players

James Greenwood and Oliver Gildart on a month's loan.

Prop forward Greenwood, 23, spent last season on loan to London Broncos and has made just one Super League appearance so far for the Warriors in 2015.

Noble to mentor Broncos coach

Rugby League

London Broncos have appointed former Great Britain coach Brian Noble as a mentor to head coach Andrew Henderson.

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Henderson, 35,

took charge of the Championship club last month after Joey Grima stood down.

"He'll be a great mentor for me and I'll be able to bounce ideas off of him. He'll be someone I can open up to in that regard," he said.

England bowl first


Good news. The rain has subsided in Grenada - for the time being - and England have won an important toss.

Not surprisingly, given the damp conditions, Alastair Cook has decided to bowl first.

"We would have done the same with the rain around and the moisture," says a disappointed West Indies skipper Denesh Ramdin.

The first test was a draw so this is a big one for Cook and co.

Live text commentary here.

No friendly for Wales


Wales will not play a friendly match in the build up to the Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium in June,

BBC Wales understands.

The Football Association of Wales had held talks with a number of countries, including Northern Ireland, about the possibility of a friendly.

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But manager Chris Coleman has decided to concentrate on the Belgium game on 12 June and will hold a training camp.

The squad is likely to meet up on 1 June or 2 June.

Ward edged out


After winning two qualifying matches and battling his way to today's first round of the ATP event in Barcelona, James Ward has been defeated by Marsel Ilhan of Turkey.

On his return to the tour after four weeks out with a knee injury, Ward fought hard but lost 7-6 (2) 3-6 6-1.

Brand and Riley back Blackpool fan


Frank Knight Campaign
Frank Knight Campaign

Football fans from around the country - and celebrities Countdown presenter Rachel Riley and comedian Russell Brand - have helped raise the £20,000 damages for Blackpool supporter Frank Knight, who was sued by the club's owners for libel.

Knight, 67, published an apology to Owen Oyston and his son Karl after posting allegations concerning them and the club on his Facebook page.

But football fans responded

by raising more than £20,000 on a crowd-funding website and Riley and Brand tweeted messages of support.

Blackpool have had a nightmare season and have already been relegated to League One, four years after competing in the Premier League.

Bans for Griffin and Donaldson

Rugby League

Salford prop Darrell Griffin and Hull KR forward James Donaldson have been given one-match bans after early guilty pleas to the Rugby Football League.

Griffin, 33, was disciplined for a high tackle in the Challenge Cup loss at Championship leaders Leigh.

Donaldson, 23, is banned for Grade B kicking in the win over Bradford.

The rain is a pain


More bad news at the cricket.

England captain Alastair Cook had his whites on and the toss in the second Test against the West Indies was scheduled for 15:25 BST - ie, in a minute's time.

But unfortunately it seems to be trying to rain again. The umpire has his brolly up and from the look of this photo, things aren't too promising.

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Can they not relocate to Salford, it's glorious in these parts.

More info


Rovers play hardball


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The Times: Blackburn Rovers want around £7m for forward Rudy Gestede, who has scored 17 goals in 36 Championship games this season. Rovers have already rejected a £3.5m bid from Crystal Palace for the 26-year-old.

International newspapers

La Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy)

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La Gazzetta dello Sport

Carlos Tevez faces a big few days, says Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.

He will be trying to guide Juventus into the semi-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday as they face Monaco in the second leg of their quarter-final, holding a 10 advantage after the first leg in Italy.

But the paper also reports that the former Manchester United and Manchester City striker now has to decide whether to stay in Italy or move to Argentine side Boca Juniors.

New boss talks

BBC Wales Sport on Twitter: Wrexham given permission to speak to Gateshead manager Gary Mills about vacant manager's position at the Racecourse.

Djokovic could be the best


Novak Djokovic is "a machine" who will get close to Roger Federer's Grand Slam record and go down as one of the greatest players of all time, or at least so says former British number one Tim Henman.

Djokovic, 27, is aiming to lift to his eighth grand slam at next month's French Open and close the gap on Rafael Nadal and Federer, who have 14 and 17 respectively.

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Henman, clearly an admirer, said: "It's the way he's hitting the ball from the baseline, how aggressively he plays and how he does it with so few unforced errors.

"And then his movement and his athleticism - his ability to turn defence into attack is as good as I've ever seen. He is a machine."

'He is an integral part of the team'


More on the Chris Smalling deal.

Louis van Gaal has been talking about keeping hold of his defender for another four years.

The boss said: "Chris has improved and developed immensely during the short time that I have been at the club and has become an integral part of the first team squad.

"He always conducts himself in a very professional manner and it is also pleasing that he has scored some important goals this season too. I'm delighted he has signed a new contract."

New deal for Smalling


Chris Smalling has signed a new contract at Manchester United, which keeps him at Old Trafford until at least June 2019.

The England international, 25, has won two Premier League medals with United, made 147 appearances, and scored nine goals since his debut against Chelsea in the Community Shield in August 2010.

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After agreeing the deal, Smalling paid tribute to boss Louis van Gaal.: "I am so proud to play for such a great club. We have developed as a team over the course of the season under the manager and we are now playing as a complete unit.

"This is a very exciting time to be at Manchester United, we are all determined to get back to where we belong and competing at the highest level."

Smalling's previous deal was due to expire at the end of next season.


Ton up for the Rocket

Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan starts his bid for a sixth world title with a century break in the opening frame of his first round match against qualifier Craig Steadman.

The Rocket falls down after 13 reds and 13 breaks as a break of 104 puts him 1-0 ahead of the Crucible debutant.

You can follow live coverage on BBC Two, the Red Button and