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  1. Snooker: Stevens stuns Williams 10-2
  2. Welshman to face Ronnie O'Sullivan
  3. West Indies resume against England in second Test
  4. Get involved: Tell us what is a #fairpriceforfootball?
  5. 19:45 BST: Two Champions League quarter-finals

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By Mike Henson and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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Real Madrid

"Why is Sportsday closing down for the day?!" queries Marcelo.

"Because live coverage of our match against Atletico is about to start over there, of course," responds* Cristiano Ronaldo.

Over where?

Over here. Join our colleague Tom Rostance to see which Madrid side - Real or Atletico - will join Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Monaco/Juventus.

And remember that Sportsday will return at 08:00 BST tomorrow. See you then!

* This conversation may/may not have actually happened...

Countdown to kick-off

Monaco v Juventus (19:45 BST)

Monaco v Juventus

Monaco will be without injured pair Lacina Traore and Tiemoue Bakayoko as they look to overturn a one-goal deficit against Juventus.

Striker Traore and midfielder Bakayoko both have leg injuries.

Arturo Vidal, who scored Juve's goal from the penalty spot in the first leg of this Champions League quarter-final, is a doubt with tonsillitis.

Paul Pogba (hamstring) and defender Martin Caceres (ankle) will also be missing for the Serie A leaders.

Chopra hits ton in Edgbaston draw


Warwickshire captain Varun Chopra hit an unbeaten 119 as their Championship Division One game against Hampshire ended in a draw.

Beginning the final day on 47-0, they needed to score another 332 for victory, but declined to chase the target after being reduced to 145-4.

Chopra added 82 for the fifth wicket with Tim Ambrose (29) and a halt was called after he struck three successive boundaries off Michael Carberry.

Banned Tiernan-Locke plans return


Ex-Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke

wants to return to cycling in 2016 after a two-year doping ban.

The 30-year-old joined Team Sky in 2013 after a superb 2012 season in which he won a string of races including the Tour of Britain.

But he was sacked last summer when a UK Anti-Doping panel found him guilty of using the banned blood-booster EPO.

"I want to race next year and I'm starting to formulate a training plan for this summer," says Tiernan-Locke.

Countdown to kick-off

Champions League quarter-finals (19:45 BST)

BBC Radio 5 live

With no British teams (that's zero, zilch, nada) in the last-eight of the Champions League, our chums at BBC Radio 5 live are turning their attentions to the continent tonight. "Who is the best manager in Europe and why?" - that's the question they are asking

on 5 live Sport. Pep? Klopp? Ancelotti? Simeone? Tune in from 19:00 BST to have your say.

Glamorgan and Surrey draw in Cardiff


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Glamorgan and Surrey play out an

uninspiring draw on the final day in Cardiff in a game dominated by batsmen.

The visitors promoted first-innings double centurion Steven Davies in a bid to increase their 144-run lead quickly.

But after Davies fell for 21, Kevin Pietersen hit 53 not out to help Surrey to 207-4 declared and set the hosts 352 to win in a minimum of 57 overs.

Glamorgan reached 116-0, but with no chance of a positive result the captains shook hands at 17:00 BST.

Notts bat out draw against Yorkshire


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Samit Patel and Chris Read

lead a resolute Notts batting display to snuff out any threat of defeat by Yorkshire at Trent Bridge.

The loss of Will Gidman and James Taylor during the final morning left the home side 134-5, only 121 ahead.

But Patel hit 11 fours in his 76 before being caught behind off Will Rhodes.

Read (83 not out) and and Vernon Philander (38) then shared an unbroken stand of 109 before a declaration on 354-7 ended the game as a draw.

Crucible latest


Former world champion Shaun Murphy is back at the Crucible - 10 years on from his 2005 triumph. And Murphy, who told BBC Sport recently that

he is a 'better person' to the one who won that title, is rolling back the years on the baize.

The 32-year-old is looking a dangerous opponent for anyone as he cruises into a comfortable 8-2 lead against qualifier Robin Hull.

Watch the match by clicking the 'Live Coverage' tab on this page.

Get involved


Leigh Baker: The FA should put a fix price on matchday prices and season ticket prices through all divisions. Fans get ripped off!!

Rob Tennant: £18.50 cheapest adult seat at League 1 Walsall so it's not just Premiership with over priced football.

Jono: I will only pay £20/£25 for a Premier League game, anymore and I simply just don't go. Will then watch on TV.

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Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid (19:45 BST)

Mario Mandzukic

Spanish champions Atletico Madrid, beaten by Real in last season's Champions League final remember, are hopeful Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic will recover from an ankle injury.

Los Rojiblancos boss Diego Simeone is without suspended midfielder Mario Suarez, but otherwise has a fully-fit squad to choose from.

Countdown to kick-off

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid (19:45 BST)

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No Gareth Bale. And no Karim Benzema. Real Madrid will have to cope without two thirds of their usual frontline as the pair were ruled out of the Champions League quarter-final second leg. But they do have Cristiano Ronaldo so let's not feel too much sympathy for them, eh?

Wales forward Bale has a calf problem and France striker Benzema has a knee injury, leaving Ronaldo, Javier Hernandez and Jese Rodriguez as Real's fit forwards.

Brazil left-back Marcelo is suspended, meaning Fabio Coentrao will start for Real.

Countdown to kick-off

Champions League quarter-finals (19:45 BST)

Barcelona and Bayern Munich have already booked their spots in the Champions League semi-finals - but who will join them? In little under three hours, we will begin to find out....

Monaco v Juventus (0-1)

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid (0-0)

First leg scores in brackets.

The 5 o'clock (sporting) headlines

Been bogged down in dull meetings all day? Or had loads of household chores to do and only just sitting down with a cuppa? If that sounds like your day and you need to catch up with today's sporting stuff then you are in luck. Here's your bitesized recap of Wednesday's best bits...

Top story: FA Cup final referee Jon Moss is "political pawn" whose appointment does not make any sense, says former Premier League official Mark Halsey.

Top video: Six-time winner Steve Davis presents his guide to surviving the gruelling fortnight of the World Snooker Championship.

Top feature: How Gareth Bale and Real Madrid sleep their way to the top...

Williams bemoans 'dreadful' display


Wondering what two-time world champion Mark Williams is thinking after his 10-2 hammering by Welsh compatriot Matthew Stevens? Well, thanks to social media, you don't have to wonder anymore....

Mark Williams

And then Williams tells his followers that he is going to drown his sorrows, along with long-time pal Stevens, with some German lager.

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West Ham have announced that their cheapest adult season ticket in the 2016-17 season will

cost £289, down from between £620 and £940 for the 2014-15 campaign. That works out at just a touch over £15 per home league game.

Here's a few Twitter followers' thoughts on what would be a fair price...

Josh Daniels: The equivalent at a theatre or a concert costs £50-£70, a top Premier League game is comparable and so should the pricing be.

Jack Connor: Easy for West Ham to lower prices, in their oversized stadium paid for by tax payers. Not all clubs have that luxury.

James Porter: You are always going to pay more for bigger clubs like Chelsea but we shouldn't pay more than £40, would build more atmosphere

Chopra remains steadfast for Warwickshire

Hampshire 319 & 339, Warwickshire 280 & 171-4

BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at Edgbaston: "Three wickets in the afternoon session briefly gave Hampshire some hope that a victory might be possible.

"But captain Varun Chopra (71 not out off 223 balls) has been steadfast throughout and made sure the home side did not lose another wicket in the hour before tea.

"Indeed Chopra scored just 26 runs in the session."

Notts batsmen defy Yorkshire

Notts 428 & 332-7, Yorks 441

BBC Radio Leeds' Dave Callaghan at Trent Bridge: "Notts look set to earn a draw after some determined batting against Yorkshire on the final afternoon to reach 292-7, a lead of 279 with just 32 overs left in the day's play.

"The champions have stuck to their task, but have surely now run out of overs to force a win.

"Important runs from Samit Patel (76), Riki Wessels (43) and Chris Read (40 not out) have tipped the game towards stalemate, but with injury problems and Test calls, Yorkshire will take the draw and feel satisfied."

Rose hoping to bloom in New Orleans


Justin Roe

Justin Rose will make his first appearance since finishing second in the Masters this week.

And the 34-year-old Ryder Cup star is looking to continue an impressive recent record at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Former US Open champion Rose, who was joint second with Phil Mickelson behind Jordan Spieth at Augusta National, has not been outside the top 15 on his last three outings at TPC Louisiana.

Guardiola faces T-shirt sanction by Uefa


Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola faces disciplinary charges from Uefa after wearing a T-shirt in support of a dead journalist at a recent news conference.

Guardiola wore a t-shirt bearing #JusticiaParaTopo during his pre-match meeting with the media before Bayern's Champions League win against Porto.

The message relates to an Argentine journalist - Topo Lopez - who died at the World Cup last year.

Initially, it was reported that it was an accident, but now there is a campaign underway because some suspect he was murdered.

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Jason Hackett: FFP is part of the problem, the emphasis on "matchday revenues" means teams with European aspirations can't discount.

Christian Evans: The only way ticket prices will go down is if fans start boycotting games in large numbers.

Chris Walker: How about 3,000 tickets: £10 each, apply online week before, lottery allocation, notification on Wednesday. New fans aplenty.

Glamorgan openers frustrate Surrey

Surrey 563-7 dec & 207-4 dec, Glamorgan 419 & 57-0

Kevin Pietersen

BBC Radio Wales' Nick Webb at Cardiff: "Glamorgan reached tea on 57-0 in their bid for survival on the final day against Surrey, after being set an improbable 352 in a minimum of 57 overs.

"The visitors batted on for a further seven overs after lunch, declaring on 207 for 4 with Kevin Pietersen top-scoring on 53 not out.

"But Gareth Batty's decision to make virtually sure of avoiding defeat allowed Glamorgan to bat towards a draw, after scraping past the follow-on figure last night."

Shahzad burst inspires Sussex win


Ajmal Shahzad
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Worcestershire suffer another second-innings batting collapse as they

lose by 61 runs against Sussex

Resuming on 47-0 needing another 200 for victory, the visitors stumbled to 185 all out as Ajmal Shahzad took 5-46.

Steve Rhodes' side are finding life tough back in Division One of the County Championship after winning promotion last season.

They were bowled out for just 100 in their second innings in the defeat by defending champions Yorkshire in the opening game.

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West Ham have announced that their cheapest adult season ticket in the 2016-17 season will

cost £289, down from between £620 and £940 for the 2014-15 campaign. That works out at just a touch over £15 per home league game.

Here's a few Twitter followers' thoughts on what would be a fair price...

Andy Brook: No reason for any football ticket to cost more than £20.

Nick: What about random 'pay what you like games'? It would bring in new fans who can't afford normal prices every game.

Craig Cameron: A fair price is always the point that supply meets demand. Media complains about Arsenal, but waiting list is huge

England's selection policy is 'the best'

Rugby Union

More from Wasps director of rugby Dai Young, who believes selecting foreign-based players has "wrecked" Welsh regional rugby.

"You see falling crowds, everybody wants to see their top stars. The games aren't as attractive with your top stars not playing," says the ex-Wales captain.

"You lose control over your players as well, as in their fitness, their condition and their welfare and so on. To me England's stance is absolutely right and they should stick to it, otherwise you will see the quality of the Premiership dwindle.

"I've seen it from Wales, and it's done much more harm than good allowing players to go. I certainly think England's stance is by far the best."

'Welsh selection policy wrecked regional game'

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Dai Young
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Wasps director of rugby (and former Wales captain) Dai Young has been talking international selection policy following the news that Australia will

now select overseas-based players if they have more than 60 caps.

And it is strong stuff. Young says Wales' policy of selecting those playing outside of the country "wrecked" regional rugby.

He adds the decision put domestic Welsh rugby under "a hell of a lot of pressure", while he believes England's policy of not selecting players who are based abroad "is absolutely right".

Liverani banking on Orient 'quality'


Leyton Orient manager Fabio Liverani says his squad

still have the quality to survive relegation from League One.

The O's are two points from safety with two games of the season remaining after Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at Rochdale.

"Clearly we have to win both games and, at the same time, have to hope that the other teams don't do better than us," the Italian tells

BBC London 94.9.

"I believe in the players and believe we have the quality to win both games. Then, we will see."

Get involved


West Ham have announced that their cheapest adult season ticket in the 2016-17 season will

cost £289, down from between £620 and £940 for the 2014-15 campaign. That works out at just a touch over £15 per home league game.

Here's a few Twitter followers' thoughts on what would be a fair price...

Ross: £20 adult, £10 concession, £5 under 12s.

Mark Smith: £20-£25 is a fair price but other leagues need help not just the Premier League. Their prices are high too.

John Ireland: £20-£30 would be fair for a game where entertainment is never guaranteed unlike theatre or cinema

How the Crucible draw is shaping up...


A few first-round matches are still ongoing, but here's a glance at how the second round draw is panning out...

Mark Selby v Anthony McGill

Joe Perry/Zhang Anda v Shaun Murphy/Robin Hull

Barry Hawkins v Mark Allen

Ali Carter v Neil Robertson

Ding Junhui v John Higgins

Marco Fu v Judd Trump/Stuart Carrington

Matthew Stevens v Ronnie O'Sullivan

Graeme Dott v Stuart Bingham

Hard beating 'brother' Williams - Stevens


Matthew Stevens talking about his 10-2 win against Mark Williams on BBC Two: "It was most unexpected really - I don't think I've beaten him since 2003. But I didn't say that to him, I was just trying to keep it out of my head. I felt comfortable out there, to beat Mark even 10-9 would be difficult. So to win 10-2 is beyond my wildest dreams really."

On eliminating his long-time friend Williams: "It's not nice, we have grown up with each other since we were young. We are like brothers. It is hard but we are both professionals and luckily for me it was my turn to win."

Crucible latest


Matthew Stevens

Not many smiles from Matthew Stevens as he pots the decisive pink in his first-round match against good friend Mark Williams. But he must be happy inside - he has just thrashed his fellow Welshman in 10-2 win. Next up for Stevens? Ronnie O'Sullivan in round two.

Televised Challenge Cup fixtures announced

Rugby League

The Challenge Cup sixth-round ties involving defending champions Leeds Rhinos and fifth-round giant-killers Leigh Centurions will be broadcast live on BBC television next month.

Leeds' home game with fellow Super League club Huddersfield Giants will be shown on BBC One on Saturday, 16 May.

A day later, BBC Two will screen the match between struggling Wakefield Wildcats and Championship side Leigh, who beat Salford in the last round.

Vote result

We asked you, in the light of West Ham cutting prices for 2016-17, what would be a fair price to pay for a Premier League match ticket.

More than half of those who responded to our vote, thought ticket prices of between £21 and £30 were justifiable.

24% optimistically said £11-£20, while 17% thought £31-40 was fair.

Just 1.5% thought north of £50 was reasonable.

Footloose and fancy free


Mike Ganley and John Parrott

Snooker's 'Shoegate' has been the talk of the Crucible after

Ronnie O'Sullivan briefly played without the required footwear.

Tournament director Mike Ganley stepped in with a new pair. His gesture was such a shining example of generosity, that 1991 champion John Parrott treated his kicks to a little polish.

Wigan have 'evolved' attacking style

Rugby League

Wigan Warriors have

"evolved" their style to get the best out of their array of outside backs, says Castleford full-back Luke Dorn.

Shaun Wane's side showed their attacking prowess in beating Warrington 30-20, including a second treble in as many games for Dom Manfredi.

Anthony Gelling, Sydney Roosters-bound Joe Burgess, Dan Sarginson and Ryan Hampshire have all flourished in 2015.

"Their game has evolved," Dorn told the

BBC Super League Show.

Tiernan-Locke aims for 2016 comeback


Jonathan Tiernan-Locke
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British rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke

has told the Torquay Herald Express that he plans to return to racing next season after serving a two-year ban for abnormalities detected in his biological passport.

"I've no doubt that I can get back to the level I was riding at in 2012," said the 30-year-old, who was tripped of that year's Tour of Britain win.

"I also believe I can make myself a more complete rider than before.

"I do feel I have a point to prove."

Millwall will keep fighting - Harris


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Millwall will

not throw in the towel despite a setback in their Championship survival bid, says caretaker boss Neil Harris.

The Lions are four points from safety after Tuesday's 2-0 loss at Blackburn.

"Nothing has changed. We are still in a difficult position but we are in a better position than we were four weeks ago," he told BBC London 94.9.

"The bottom line is we need to win two games of football. It is time for me to put the players under pressure and say that Saturday we need to beat Derby."

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Joe Shaughnessy: £20-35. Season tickets need lowering the most though, anything over £1000 is a joke!

Russell Newcombe: I think £40 for top of the league £20 for bottom an a sliding scale.

Aidan: £15 maximum. Bundesliga games are less than that though despite Germany having a better quality league.

Bale out


Gareth Bale

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale on Instagram: Gutted not to be playing tonight, but working hard to get back to fitness. Good luck lads!!

Real Madrid take on city rivals Atletico tonight with their Champions League semi-final scoreless after the first leg.

Testing times in Grenada


Play is about to resume in Grenada in the second day of the second Test as England face the West Indies. Once the rain stops that is...

The West Indies will restart on 188-5 with Marlon Samuels 94 not out.

Live text commentary with BBC Radio 5 live commentary is available for you

over here.

Villa hunting ex-Spur Luongo

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood will attempt to sign Swindon midfielder Massimo Luongo, who he worked with when they were both at Tottenham, in the summer

says the Daily Mail.

The 22-year-old has played 36 times for Swindon, scoring six goals, this season.