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  1. Watson knocked out of Prague Open
  2. Newcastle in a mess - Shearer
  3. Murphy & Trump through to last eight
  4. Mourinho criticises Fabregas PFA omission
  5. GET INVOLVED: Your freak sporting injuries #bbcsportsday

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By Steve Canavan and Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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Thank you and good night

That is it from Sportsday for today. There is football and snooker live on the BBC this evening. You can follow the World Championship snooker on

BBC Two and online and the Championship game between
Bournemouth and Bolton via our
live text commentary, BBC Radio 5 Live or local radio.

We will be back tomorrow with another Sportsday at 08:00 BST. Goodbye.

Bournemouth v Bolton


Bournemouth host Bolton tonight, looking to all but seal their promotion to the Premier League with a win. Here are the starting XIs...

Bournemouth starting XI: Boruc, Smith, Elphick, Cook, Daniels, Ritchie, Surman, Arter, Pugh, Kermorgant, Wilson.

Bolton starting XI: Bogdan, Moxey, Ream, Dervite, Feeney, Walker, Bannan, Danns, M Davies, Heskey, Le Fondre.

Barca debut at last for Vermaelen


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Barcelona centre-back Thomas Vermaelen is available to make his debut after a season of injury.

The £15m summer signing from Arsenal suffered a leg muscle injury during the World Cup for Belgium and then had surgery in December. He returned to training in March and was

declared fully fit on Sunday although boss Luis Enrique did not say if he might face Getafe on Tuesday.

Tough draw for McIlroy


Rory McIlroy
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Top seed and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has been handed a tough draw for the new-look WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco after being grouped with Billy Horschel, Brandt Snedeker and Jason Dufner.

Horschel was the 2014 FedEx Cup Champion, Snedeker won the Fed Ex Cup in 2012, and Dufner won the 2013 PGA Championship.

County Championship


Latest scores in the County Championship (day two):

Division One: Durham 339 v Sussex 335 & 104-3, Hampshire 167-4 v Nottinghamshire 371, Somerset 408 v Middlesex 292-5, Yorkshire 128-3 v Warwickshire 435.

Division Two: Gloucestershire 275 v Derbyshire 511-8, Lancashire 444 v Kent 214-7, Leicestershire 305 v Northants 251 & 95-2, Surrey 340 v Essex 266-2.

For more information, check out

our cricket pages.

Republic of Ireland to face Northern Ireland


Damien Delaney is sandwiched between Josh McQuoid (left) and Warren Feeney (right) in a match between Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in 2011
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The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland will meet in a behind-closed-doors training match at the Aviva Stadium on 4 June ahead of crucial Euro 2016 qualifiers.

The two countries last met at the same ground in the 2011 Carling Nations Cup, with the Republic running out emphatic 5-0 victors.

Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland can move to the top of Group F with victory over Romania at Windsor Park on 13 June, while Martin O'Neill's Republic face a crunch Group D clash with Scotland in Dublin on the same day.

Get involved - freak injuries


Following the spiked pole injury incident at St Mirren, we asked for your own freak sporting injuries...

Mohammed Randeree: While I was replacing the bails, the bowler took a warm-up bowl. The batsman ran to hit it and got me round the head instead.

Paul Stock: I ran into the school gym, jumped & headed the ball my mates had been throwing was a medicine ball.

Boycey: Went for an overhead kick during PE at school. Missed the ball, but somehow hit my hand on my knee = broken wrist

Let us know now at #bbcsportsday or on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

Carney return 'a boost'



Karen Carney's return from injury has lifted spirits of winless Women's Super League side Birmingham City, says defender Kerys Harrop.

Carney, 27, who was the top-flight's leading scorer in 2014, made her first appearance this term as a substitute in Sunday's 1-0 home loss to Chelsea. Birmingham are second-from-bottom with just two points from four games.

"It's a massive confidence boost - Caz is a massive player in the team," England defender Harrop told BBC Sport.

Bournemouth v Bolton


Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe
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There is one

Championship fixture tonight and it promises to be a belter, especially if you are a Bournemouth fan. If the Cherries beat Bolton they are all-but promoted to the Premier League. We will have a live text commentary on this game from 19:00 BST onwards. You will be able to find that on our front and football page.
You can also follow on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio.

'We're not boring' - Terry


John Terry has dismissed talk of Chelsea being dull.

Arsenal fans sang "boring, boring Chelsea" during

Sunday's goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium.

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But Terry said: "We are definitely not boring and if we do go on to win it, nobody's going to remember those performances when perhaps it's not been that exciting.

"Possession and tippy-tappy football's great - but if you are not winning games, you're not going to win the league."

Haskins' title bid set for Bristol


Lee Haskins will fight Japanese boxer Ryosuke Iwasa for the Interim IBF bantamweight world title in his hometown of Bristol on 13 June.

The 31-year-old European champion will take on Iwasa because reigning IBF champion Randy Caballero is unable to defend his crown after sustaining an ankle injury.

Report Russia online


The World Anti-Doping Agency has set up an online site for whistleblowers to report information about doping in Russia.

WADA set up a three-person independent commission in December to investigate allegations made in a German television documentary of widespread doping and cover-ups in Russia, particularly in track and field.

On its website, WADA is now "encouraging you to contact us, in confidence, to share information related to the allegations or any other doping suspicions or concerns."

The agency attaches a secure online form for users to send in their information. The notice is also included in Russian.

Johnson Cheltenham's 'first choice'


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Relegated Cheltenham Town would like to keep

Gary Johnson on as their manager next season, says chairman Paul Baker.

The Robins dropped back down to the Conference after a 16-year stay in the Football League following defeat by Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

"There's a lot of support out there for Gary," Baker told BBC Radio 5 live's

Non-League Football Show. "We've got on very well with him, we've been impressed with him and he's my, and the board's, first choice."

Women's Super League


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Watch a round-up of the best of the action from week four of the Women's Super League One.

Chelsea captain Katie Chapman scored the only goal of the game, as the league leaders secured their fourth win from four with a comfortable 1-0 victory over Birmingham City at Solihull Moors.

Elsewhere, Arsenal convincingly beat Sunderland 4-1, Notts County inflicted a fourth straight defeat on Bristol Academy and Liverpool won 2-1 at home against Manchester City.

World Championship


There is more World Championship snooker action to come tonight, from 19:00 BST. Here is the current state of play in the evening's two second-round matches:

Allister Carter (Eng) 5-11 Neil Robertson (Aus), Matthew Stevens (Wal) 4-12 Ronnie O'Sullivan

And here are the matches taking place on Tuesday:

10:00 BST: Anthony McGill (Sco)v Shaun Murphy (Eng), Ding Junhui (Chn) v Judd Trump (Eng)

14:30 BST: Barry Hawkins (Eng)v Ali Carter (Eng)/ Neil Robertson (Aus), Stuart Bingham (Eng) v Matthew Stevens (Wal)/ Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng)

19:00 BST: Anthony McGill (Sco) v Shaun Murphy (Eng), Ding Junhui (Chn) v Judd Trump (Eng)

Get involved - freak injuries


Following the spiked pole injury incident at St Mirren, we asked for your own freak sporting injuries...

Ashley World: Waiting to bat when playing cricket, caught my hands in a deckchair as I sat down. Broke both hands and 4 fingers.

Philip Goymer: Dipping for the line at school sports day, dipped too far and kneed myself in the face. Split my eyebrow, first ever stitches!

exiledtaff: broke my arm at the rugby club dinner falling off a table when singing. Waited to following day to go to hospital!

Let us know now at #bbcsportsday or on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

Aldershot name new manager


Conference club Aldershot Town have named former Dundee and Alloa Athletic boss Barry Smith as their new manager.

Defender Chris Barker, who had been in caretaker charge since Andy Scott was sacked in January, will stay at the club as player-assistant boss.

Smith, 41, left Alloa last month and told the Aldershot website: "Ultimately, we want to take the club back to the Football League."

Hull prop facing ban

Rugby League

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Hull FC prop Mickey Paea faces a ban after he was charged with two grade B offences of raising his knees in a tackle during the home defeat by Huddersfield on Friday night.

Paea used up his early-guilty plea earlier in the season to contest a similar charge and will therefore appear before an independent disciplinary tribunal on Tuesday.

Hull set to reject Salford request

Rugby League

Hull FC are set to formally reject Salford's request to postpone Friday's Super League fixture,

BBC Radio Humberside understands.

The Red Devils made the approach because of an "unprecedented injury crisis", with 16 potential absentees.

Without permission from the Rugby Football League or Hull, postponement would be open to penalties.

Hatton on Mayweather v Pacquiao


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British boxing legend Ricky Hatton has fought - and lost to - both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand. That puts him in a unique position to judge the 'super-fight' between the two in Las Vegas on Saturday. He has been giving his insights into the fight to our man Ben Dirs.

Here is a snippet of what he had to say...

"It's got a clash of styles and a clash of personalities - good guy versus bad guy... We'll still be talking about this fight in 30 or 40 years' time, just like we're still talking about the Ali-Frazier or Hagler-Hearns fights. Just as a boxing fan I'm excited. But the fact I boxed both of them makes me a keener observer than most."

Fiver for a Cup Final ticket


Inverness players celebrate reaching the Scottish Cup final
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Scottish Cup final

tickets will be £5 for a significant number of Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Falkirk fans.

That concession is available to under-16s, students and senior citizens for the showpiece at Hampden on 30 May.

Adult ticket prices will range from £15 to £30 and a family of four will be able to attend the match from £60.

"I'd like to thank both clubs for their positive contributions to the plans," said Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan.

'Ringers' cost non-league side dear


A struggling non-league team from Shropshire have had their only win of the season wiped out for

fielding four ineligible players.

Telford club Denso FC, who finished bottom of Division Two of the Mercian Regional League, beat AFC Broseley Reserves 3-2 back in February.

But it has since emerged four of their players were unregistered, one of whom was suspended. Denso suffered some eye-watering defeats this season, losing games 39-0, 28-0 and 23-0.

Are Chelsea boring?


George Graham
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George Graham's Arsenal were often criticised for being boring back in the 1980s and 1990s. They won quite a few trophies, though. George is probably the perfect man, then, to discuss if Jose Mourinho's title-chasing Chelsea are dull. The 70-year-old will be on

BBC Radio 5 Live soon.

The future for AP McCoy

Horse Racing

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What does the future hold for 20-times champion jump jockey AP McCoy following his retirement? With the help of his boyhood idol Richard Dunwoody, friend and psychologist Michael Caulfield - plus the rider himself - our man

Frank Keogh has had look at what the future holds for one of the United Kingdom's most successful sportsmen.

Gossip update


Football gossip stops for no man. Here are some of the stories that have been hitting websites throughout the day...

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PSV striker Memphis Depay, 21, says he has not spoken to Manchester United about a summer switch to Old Trafford.

(Daily Star)

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, has reportedly agreed personal terms with Italian side Inter as they seek to complete a £5.7m transfer deal for him this summer.


Tottenham midfielder Paulinho, 26, is set to end his two-year stay at White Hart Lane by returning to former club Corinthians this summer.

(Daily Mirror)

West Brom chairman sets take-over deadline


Pat Murphy

BBC Midlands football correspondent

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"West Brom's chairman Jeremy Peace has set a deadline of 31 May to all possible buyers of the club. If there is no serious intent, then he'll call a halt to any negotiations.

"I understand there's serious interest from at least five quarters - from China, the Far East and the USA - and that two of the consortiums involved have already started due diligence. This could take as little as three weeks, so the chairman's deadline could be met.

"Mr Peace is looking for around £150m, which many experts feel is over-optimistic. Those interested are looking at a bid of around £110m."

Get involved - freak injuries


Following the spiked pole injury incident at St Mirren, we asked for your own freak sporting injuries...

Big Brenny: Went to chest a ball down from a thrown-in and slightly misjudged the height. Was on the deck for 10 minutes before they subbed me.

Ant Dunn: Playing Sunday league, ran off to celebrate scoring and promptly twisted my ankle in a rabbit hole.

Guy Janaway: Broke my little toe in an indoors game of "round-the-world" table tennis. Caught it on a bookshelf.

Let us know now at #bbcsportsday or on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

Wakefield fined

Rugby League

Wakefield have been fined £1,000 after two smoke canister devices were thrown from the away end during their fixture at Castleford on the opening weekend of Super League XX.

The Rugby Football League found the Wildcats to be in breach of its rules and handed the club a fine which has been suspended until the end of the 2015 season.

Wakefield chairman Michael Carter said: "Obviously I am annoyed that we have been fined due to the actions of mindless idiots. They are not welcome at any of our games."

Bournemouth v Bolton


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Watford sealed promotion to the Premier League at the weekend and Bournemouth can all-but join them if they beat Bolton tonight at Goldsands Stadium. With a vastly superior goal difference over third-placed Middlesbrough, a win will take the Cherries three points clear in second with just one game to play.

You can follow that game on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio. There'll also have a live text commentary on this very site, hosted by Mr Andy Cryer.

Get involved - freak injuries


Following the spiked pole injury incident at St Mirren, we asked for your own freak sporting injuries...

Anuruddha Higgoda: Long jump. Landed on my right hand whilst wearing spikes on my first attempt. Severe cuts and bleeding. Got second place though.

Ben Fykin: Split my head open and needed four stitches. while celebrating a goal Playing Fifa 2000. Jumped straight into the door frame.

David Wignall: First time I played golf age nine, I stood too close to my friend and got hit in the chin by a driver. First stitches that day too!

Keep them coming to #bbcsportsday or on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

Bjorkman stay could be permanent

Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent on Radio 5 live sports extra

On Jonas Bjorkman's extension as Andy Murray's coach:

"Bjorkman's final commitments with Swedish TV's version of Strictly allowed him only limited training time with Murray in Barcelona last week, but they will get more time together in Munich as the world number three gets his clay court season underway.

"I'm told there is "no reason" why the arrangement shouldn't become more permanent, and it is possible that both Bjorkman and Mauresmo will be on duty at next month's French Open.

"Mauresmo's long term future has to remain in doubt - simply because it's very hard for her to know if she will be able to commit to 25 weeks a year on tour once she becomes a mother."

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Guptill hundred boosts Derbyshire


BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt at Bristol:

Gloucestershire 275, Derbyshire 270-4

"Martin Guptill scored 106 in the afternoon session as yet again Gloucestershire spilled chances.

"Guptill himself was put down by Geraint Jones at slip, a routine chance, which will haunt the home side as the New Zealander finished on 123 at tea.

"Matt Taylor picked up two wickets, but Derbyshire are just five runs short of an innings lead, and look like they are heading towards a big total."

Listen to the commentary


Guidetti faces anxious wait


Celtic striker John Guidetti will discover on Thursday if he is to be punished for singing an allegedly "offensive" song about the demise of Old Firm rivals Rangers.

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The on-loan Manchester City hitman had been due to appear before the Scottish Football Association's disciplinary panel on April 9 but that hearing was postponed.

However, the SFA has confirmed the 22-year-old's case will now be heard this Thursday.

Guidetti was issued with a notice of complaint last month after repeating an allegedly offensive song on a Dutch TV show last month.

'Nadal still French favourite' - Federer


Roger Federer says he still believes Rafael Nadal is the favourite to win next month's French Open, despite the Spanish star's troubled start to the clay court season.

Nadal failed to get past the third round at last week's Barcelona Open.

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But 17-time Grand Slam winner Federer said: "Rafa for me is still the favourite at the French Open, alongside Djokovic, who has been playing so well.

"Even though Rafa's form is not as good as in previous years, I still believe when the French Open rolls around he is going to be very difficult to beat."

The tournament at Roland Garros starts on 19 May.

Jarvis cuts through Kent top-order


Lancashire 444, Kent 129-4

Lancashire fast bowler Kyle Jarvis bowled an impressive spell of 8-2-20-3 as Kent struggled to keep out the seamer in the afternoon session at Old Trafford

Openers Daniel Bell-Drummond and Joe Denly shared an opening stand of 62, before the pair both departed to Jarvis for only 28.

Kent captain Rob Key could only muster five as the away side collapsed to 85-3, before Jordan Clark clinched his maiden first-class wicket as he had Brenda Nash caught behind for 16 to leave Kent wobbling as they chased down the home side's big first innings total.

Listen to the commentary


Durham eke out slender lead


BBC Radio Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Chester-le-Street:

"Durham ended up with a tiny lead of four runs over Sussex following a spirited ninth wicket stand of 116 between Usman Arshad (35) and John Hastings (72).

"It ended four deliveries after the introduction of the new ball when Arshad drove Steve Magoffin to Ajmal Shahzad at mid-off.

"With his last partner out in the middle Hastings then got a thick edge to Magoffin in his next over and was caught at third man.

"Durham had been in a pickle after losing three wickets in four balls for no runs while on 222, but reached 339 all out, with tea taken immediately afterwards."

Listen to commentary


Adams rallies for Hampshire


BBC Radio Nottingham's Dave Bracegirdle at The Ageas Bowl:

Nottinghamshire 371, Hampshire 102-2

"Jimmy Adams led the Hampshire fightback on the second afternoon of their match against Notts at the Ageas Bowl.

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"The home skipper survived one confident lbw appeal to bat through the session to reach tea on an unbeaten 57.

"Adams reached his second 50 of the summer from 124 deliveries, with nine fours.

"Luke Wood took the only wicket to fall since lunch, having Michael Carberry taken low down at second slip by Samit Patel for 30.

"Nottinghamshire's problems mounted with an injury to Jake Ball, which forced the bowler to gingerly leave the action midway through an over."

Listen to the commentary


Browne closes on Oval century


BBC Essex's Paul Newton at The Oval:

"Having lost their last four wickets without adding a single run, Surrey had to wait till the 41st over to break an Essex opening partnership of 155.

"Gareth Batty, who took eight wickets in an innings at Chelmsford last year, eventually trapped Jaik Mickleburgh lbw for 61.

"Nick Browne, meanwhile, continued in the vein that saw him post three centuries in the last six matches of 2014 with a combination of sound defence and sparkling drives.

"He reached tea 15 shy of a fourth career hundred, in partnership with 17-year-old Daniel Lawrence, with Essex 162-1 in reply to Surrey's 340 all out."

Listen to the commentary


Get involved - freak injuries


Following the spiked pole injury incident at St Mirren, we asked for your own freak sporting injuries...

Neil Tostevin: Fell off my bed reaching for the tv remote on the floor resulting in a carpal fracture in my wrist #bbcsportsday

Krishan Korpal: Ran into a 5-a-side crossbar when I was younger-broken nose & 2 black eyes. Sends shivers down my spine thinking about it now

Steven F Galloway: Playing snooker I moved my score along too eagerly and received a huge wooden splinter under my fingernail, removed at A+E.