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  1. Man Utd's Rooney fit to face West Brom
  2. 10 Premier League news conferences
  3. Team Sky's Nordhaug wins Tour of Yorkshire stage one
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By Caroline Chapman and Patrick Jennings

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Have a good evening

So that brings our time together to a close, for now.

But allow me to mark your card on what else is flying around over in our neck of the ether.

England are 119-4 on the opening day of their third Test against West Indies in Barbardos.

Head over here for live text commentary.

Snooker's World Championship continues at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, with Barry Hawkins to resume his semi-final 3-13 down on Shaun Murphy.

You can watch that here, very soon.

And we'll also have a live text commentary of Celtic's match at home to Dundee in the Scottish Premiership, with coverage to begin at 19:15 BST.

Plenty more sport tomorrow of course too. We'll see you again very soon.

Bale tops gossip


And speaking of Bale, a reminder of one of the big transfer speculation stories of the day.

The Daily Telegraph has Manchester United preparing a £100m deal to

sign the Real Madrid forward at the end of the season. Bale, 25, cost Real £85.3m when he joined from Tottenham in September 2013.

Where's the money going to come from you say? Well what about a world-record £750 million kit deal with Adidas, and a return to the Champions League?

And as ever, you can catch up with all of the

best gossip from today over here.

Gareth Bale returns for Real


Gareth Bale

As if the conclusion of the Football League season this weekend wasn't enough, Tuesday and Wednesday see the return of the Champions League at the semi-final stage.

OK there aren't any British teams involved (nor were there in the quarter-finals by the way) but Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale should be fit to play against Juventus in Turin on Tuesday.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti says Bale has already returned to training with the squad and should be fit to play Sevilla on Saturday.

...while Rangers miss out

Scottish Championship

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And by contrast not one Rangers player has been voted into the PFA Scotland Championship team of the year.

Six members of Hearts' title-winning side are included, with three from Hibs, who are favourites to clinch second spot, and one from each of Queen of the South and Falkirk.

Championship XI: Neil Alexander (Hearts), David Gray (Hibs), Alim Ozturk (Hearts), Danny Wilson (Hearts), Lewis Stevenson (Hibs); Jamie Walker (Hearts), Morgaro Gomis (Hearts), Scott Allan (Hibs); Osman Sow (Hearts), Gavin Reilly (QoS), Rory Loy (Falkirk).

Celtic dominate team of the year...

Scottish Premiership

Scott Brown

Six Celtic players have been named in the PFA Scotland Premiership team of the year. Second-placed Aberdeen provide two players, while Inverness, Dundee United and Dundee each have one representative.

Premiership XI: Craig Gordon (Celtic); Shay Logan (Aberdeen), Jason Denayer (Celtic), Virgil van Dijk (Celtic), Graeme Shinnie (Inverness CT); Stuart Armstrong (Celtic), Scott Brown (Celtic), Stefan Johansen (Celtic); Nadir Ciftci (Dundee Utd), Adam Rooney (Aberdeen), Greg Stewart (Dundee).

Power for Pacquiao


Manny Pacquiao fans
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Residents of a Philippine island have been urged to

switch off electrical appliances on Sunday to ensure they will have enough power to watch Manny Pacquiao's fight against Floyd Mayweather.

The island of Palawan has recently been suffering from daily power shortages and there are concerns about interruptions to the televised bout in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao has been elected to the Philippine Congress and is one of the most famous and popular figures in the Asian country, inspiring almost religious devotion among some of his fans.

Wigan keen on Pennant stay


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Jermaine Pennant
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Wigan manager Gary Caldwell is hopeful Jermaine Pennant will stay at the club despite relegation to League One.

The 32-year-old former Arsenal, Birmingham, Liverpool and Stoke winger joined on short-term deal in February.

Caldwell said: "I have spoken to Jermaine. Since he's come in he's been absolutely brilliant in terms of his attitude, work ethic and personality. We want to keep him, we have made an offer to him. Hopefully we can get that done soon."

Last week, Pennant tweeted: "If we do go down I couldn't see anything better then being a part of getting back up under Caldwell."

Warburton waiting for the phone to ring


Mark Warburton

Meanwhile, Brentford manager

Mark Warburton says his own future remains unresolved, despite his having led the club to the brink of the Championship play-offs a year after promotion from League One.

The 52-year-old will leave Griffin Park at the end of the season, even if the Bees win promotion to the Premier League - although they will have to leapfrog Derby into sixth on Saturday to be in with a chance.

"I've thought about my future but don't know where it is going to come," he told

BBC London 94.9.

"All we can do is go as hard as we can, finish as high as we can and hope after the final kick of the season that the phone rings. It's as simple as that."

Jokanovic focuses on Championship title


Slavisa Jokanovic
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Watford head coach Slavisa Jokanovic has been laying down the law at Vicarage Road, telling his players to remain focussed on beating Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday and

securing the Championship title.

The Hornets won promotion to the top flight last weekend but Jokanovic said it would be "silly" to miss out on first place to Bournemouth, who trail by one point.

"We are obligated to start celebrations after the game on Saturday not before," he told BBC Three Counties Radio.

"Right now we need to concentrate, it would be silly when we still have the chance to lift some silverware."

Football League - the final round


Joe Garner of Preston

This weekend is the final round of fixtures in the Football League and there's still plenty to be decided.

Ipswich, Derby, Brentford and Wolves will be scrapping for the two remaining Championship play-off berths, Preston and MK Dons are competing for second and automatic promotion behind Bristol City in League One, while one of Southend, Bury and Wycombe can still go up from League Two.

That's not even mentioning that dreaded word at this stage of the season - relegation.

Head over here for a full run-down of all the potential

ups and downs and comings and goings in England and Scotland. Although if you read it all in one sitting you may well need a lie down afterwards.

Scholes on Pogba


Paul Pogba

In his latest

column with The Independent, former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been lifting the lid (so to speak) on Paul Pogba's departure from the Old Trafford club.

Just to recap, Pogba, 22, left United following the expiry of his contract to join Serie A club Juventus in 2012. He's since become a mainstay for his native France, and is widely regarded as one of the hottest talents in football.

"The understanding in the dressing room was that Paul's advisers just asked for too much money," says Scholes, who goes on to wonder whether his own decision to continue with United may have affected the youngsters decision to leave.

Marquez - the bionic man?

Moto GP

Marc Marquez

Spanish world champion Marc Marquez was never going to let a

broken finger slow him down now was he?

The 22-year-old placed third in Friday's practice session ahead of this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, despite riding with a titanium plate in his hand.

"It hurts a lot but at least I can put in the laps," he said. "We'll see if tomorrow it is better and doesn't swell up."

Championship leader Valentino Rossi ended the day in 13th as Jorge Lorenzo dominated the two sessions in Jerez.

Courtois v Azplilcueta


John Terry

Even a dabbler like myself can tell you table tennis is all about the winning. None of this tiki-taka ping pong nonsense.

But the question is, who would you back out of Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois and Cesar Azplilcueta? Surely the Belgian stopper for the extra height? Or would Azplilcueta have the gravity distribution advantage?

Find out by watching this video on

John Terry's Instagram page. Who said Chelsea were boring eh?

Arter ready for 'fairytale ending'


Harry Arter

Bournemouth's Harry Arter says

making absolutely certain of promotion at Charlton, the club who released him as a teenager, will be a "fairytale ending".

Only defeat at The Valley, a Middlesbrough win over Brighton and a highly unlikely goal difference swing can deny the Cherries a place in the top flight - and even then they would have a second chance via the play-offs.

"It's nice to go back to where you start and go back on a high," Arter told BBC Radio Solent.

Wet and wild


Welshman Geraint Thomas is also taking part in Tour de Romandie - instead of the Yorkshire equivalent, where Team Sky's Lars Petter Nordhaug claimed victory on the opening stage in sunny

Scarborough earlier today.

Bad call, big chap...

Geraint Thomas
Geraint Thomas

Tour of Romandie

Road Cycling

Stefan Kueng

Stefan Kung claims victory at a rain-soaked fourth stage of the Tour de Romandie. The Swiss 21-year-old broke clear with a daring effort around 25km from the line to finish 38 seconds ahead of Jan Bakelants of Belgium, with Bertjan Lindeman of Netherlands third.

Race leader Michael Albasini finished in the main bunch alongside Britons Chris Froome and Simon Yates, who remain third and fourth overall respectively.

Nigeria aiming for World Cup last four


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Nigeria are aiming to make history at the 2018 World Cup by becoming the first African team ever to reach the semi-finals.

"All efforts we are building now are geared towards getting Nigeria to play the semi-finals in Russia," Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick told BBC Sport.

"We have the manpower to do that.

The talent in Nigeria is amazing."

The three-time African champions have reached the last 16 in three of their five World Cup appearances, and were knocked out by France in the last 16 in 2014.

Lunch scorecard - England v West Indies


The England players are tucking in to their cucumber sandwiches over in Barbados after losing three wickets in the opening session of the third Test against West Indies.

England 71-3 (25 overs) after winning the toss

Batsmen: Cook 31 from 83 balls, Root 19 from 16

Fall of wickets: 0-1 (Trott 0), 38-2 (Ballance 18), 38-3 (Bell 0)

Bowling figures: Taylor 7-4-17-0, Gabriel 4-1-6-1, Holder 6-1-15-2, Samuels 6-1-18-0, Permaul 2-0-15-0

Match scorecard

A reminder you can follow full coverage with our

live text commentary by clicking here.

Blackpool explain Mortensen statue removal


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Blackpool explain their decision to temporarily

remove a statue of club legend Stan Mortensen as relating to "safety reasons".

Fans of the club, recently relegated from the Championship, have been

angered by a move they claim was made to thwart a demonstration on Saturday.

Fans' groups had planned to lay memorabilia at the statue of former England and Blackpool striker Mortensen outside the ground as part of a protest against club owner Karl Oyston.

In an email sent to Blackpool parliamentary candidate Gordon Marsden, the club says the statue has only been removed "temporarily" and will be put back in place on Tuesday.

Pacquiao refinds his "killer instict"


Graphic of the records of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao

You've heard the predictions

(if not click here), now hear from the man himself - Manny Pacquiao has been speaking ahead of Saturday's super-fight with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.


feeling of the killer instinct and the focus that I had years ago is back," Pacquiao says. "Every time I've been the underdog, like against Oscar De La Hoya, it's a different feeling and I'm so glad that it's back.

"I haven't felt like this in my recent few fights, but now I feel different. I want to make this fight for my boxing legacy. I want to win, that's my goal."

Bantams extend Paladini talks period


Gianni Paladini
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Bradford City and Gianni Paladini have agreed an extension to the Italian's period of exclusivity for buying the club, BBC Sport understands.

The club revealed a fortnight ago that they were in talks with the former QPR chairman over a potential takeover.

The initial period ended on Friday but it is understood it has been extended by two weeks.

Paladini, who was interested in second-tier side Birmingham City, visited Bradford's training ground this week.

Dick Advocaat news conference

Sunderland v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

More from Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat: "We know what we have to do. If we get the six, seven points, then I'm sure we will stay up. There's no sense in looking so much at other teams.

"It helps sometimes when they lose, but we still have to do it by ourselves."

Sunderland are 18th in the Premier League table and one point away from safety, although Advocaat's side have played one game less than the clubs around them.

Dick Advocaat news conference

Sunderland v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat
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Would you remind your players of an 8-0 defeat? Not unless you really had to, surely?

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat certainly won't be, but he himself has watched the video of his side's 8-0 defeat at Southampton earlier this season.

"I don't think it's a good idea to discuss that game again," he said. "I saw the game two days ago - we gave the goals away really, really easily. Own goals, some mistakes from the goalie, some mistakes from the defence, I didn't think you could make that many mistakes in one game.

"That definitely will not happen tomorrow."

Anthony Ogogo Q&A

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John Equator (@JohnEquator) asked: Who is your money on between Floyd and Manny and why?

"I think Mayweather will win. He is the best boxer of his generation. Putting it simply, he is a better boxer than Pacquiao.

"The first two or three rounds will be tough and Mayweather will have to be on his guard, but once he gets into the fight I think he will pull away in the mid rounds and end up winning on a unanimous decision."

Rotherham will not appeal points deduction


Steve Evans
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Rotherham decide not to appeal a three-points deduction for fielding an ineligible player after securing their Championship status.

The Millers were penalised three points last week for playing Farrend Rawson in the 1-0 win over Brighton on 5 April.

In a statement the club maintained their punishment was "disproportionate" to what was "an honest human error" but added they would like to "draw a line under the matter".

League Two ups and downs


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Jimmy Floyd Hasslebank's Burton were the first team to secure promotion and Shrewsbury joined them by beating Cheltenham last weekend.

Burton will be crowned champions if they beat Cambridge on the final day of the season, or if Shrewsbury fail to overcome Plymouth.

The other automatic place is between Southend, Bury and Wycombe, who are all assured of a play-off place.

Stevenage have secured a play-off place and Plymouth will definitely join them if they get a point against Shrewsbury.

Cheltenham and Tranmere have already been relegated.

League One ups and downs


Bristol City have already taken the title and therefore the first of two automatic promotion places.

Bristol City celebrate

The second spot is between Preston and MK Dons - the Deepdale side will be promoted if they beat Colchester or match MK Dons' result against Yeovil.

Swindon, Sheffield United and Chesterfield have secured the other play-off spots.

Yeovil Town have already filled one of the four relegation positions, and three from a further six teams will join them, with Leyton Orient, Colchester, Crawley, Notts County, Crewe and Coventry all still in danger.

Championship ups and down


It the final weekend of the Football League season and the Championship title is still up for grabs. Watford have already secured promotion to the Premier League and need to match Bournemouth's result to clinch the trophy.

The south coast side have effectively sealed their place in the top flight, too, as they are three points and 19 goals clear of third-placed Middlesbrough.

Boro and Norwich are guaranteed at least a play-off place, while Ipswich, Derby, Brentford and Wolves will fight it out for the two remaining berths.

Wigan, Millwall and Blackpool have already been relegated to League One.

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Tour de Yorkshire


A Norwegian win for Team Sky then as Lars Petter Nordhaug claims victory on a day they lost their only Englishman in the race Ben Swift, who abandoned after a crash.

It was Stephane Rossetto who went for it but Nordhaug roared through and up past his slipstream on the line, closely followed by Thomas Voeckler.

But there was bad news for the Tour as whole with Marcel Kittel's decision to abandon. The German clearly wasn't feeling up to it and climbed off his bike after falling six minutes behind in what was his first race in two months following an illness.

West Indies v England

Third Test

England are 38-2 halfway through the 15th overs against the West Indies in the third Test in Barbados. Jonathan Trott was dismissing third ball for a duck and Gary Ballance has just been bowled for 18.

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live text commentary here.

West Indies celebrate

Tour de Yorkshire


Lars Petter Nordhaug was backed by Philip Deignan in the build-up to the line to see off the challenge of a strong group including Samuel Sanchez of BMC, Thomas Voeckler of Europcar and Stephane Rosetto of Cofidis.

Where did Sir Bradley Wiggins finish?

Tour de Yorkshire


Lars Petter Nordhaug is over the line first, just ahead of Thomas Voeckler. Great teamwork from Team Sky to get the Norwegian into a winning position.

Tour de Yorkshire


1km to go and all five are back together. A mini-bunch sprint to end it? Can Team Sky do it together?

Tour de Yorkshire


With 3km to go a veering left-hand turn takes the leaders on to the sea front. Team Sky's Philip Deignan with it but Thomas Voeckler is hot on him. A great pantomime act from the Frenchman, as always.

Tour de Yorkshire


It's going to come down to a sprint finish in Scarborough but who's got the legs?

Team Sky's Lars Petter Nordhaug goes off the front with under 5km to go but is reeled in. He's distanced his team-mate Philip Deignan but Thomas Voeckler of Europcar and Samuel Sanchez of BMC are hot on his heels.

Trump v Bingham

Snooker World Championship

Judd Trump

Judd Trump and Stuart Bingham have shared the opening four frames of Friday's session in the second semi-final at the Crucible. That means the unheralded Bingham leads 7-5 in the first-to-17 contest.

The players are currently enjoying a cup of tea and a scone but, in the meantime, coverage continues on BBC Two and

online here.

Tour of Yorkshire


Tour de Yorkshire

There's just under 10km to go until the finish of today's opening stage at Scarborough.

Team Sky's Lars Petter Nordhaug and Philip Deignan are in a leading group of five riders including Samuel Sanchez of BMC, Thomas Voeckler of Europcar and Stephane Rosetto of Cofidis.

A chasing group of riders are 55 seconds behind, with the main field further back still. A one-two from Team Sky would soften the blow of losing Ben Swift, who abandoned after a crash earlier. It's pretty much all flat from here...

Murray delayed at Munich Open


Andy Murray
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Andy Murray could have to play three times on Saturday after his

Munich Open quarter-final against Lukas Rosol was postponed because of rain.

The Briton is trying to win his first clay title.

Should top seed Murray beat Rosol on Saturday, he will play Roberto Bautista Agut or Victor Estrella Burgos in the semi-final later in the day.

Murray is then scheduled to play the doubles semi-final alongside Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer.

England in family blood - Ince


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Tom Ince says playing for England

"flows through the blood" in his family but he had to end his under-21 career to focus on club football.

Derby County's on-loan Hull winger, 23, turned down the chance to play for the England Under-21 side in March.

"I put my country to one side to get a bit of confidence back, but people were very quick to judge," Ince, son of Paul, told BBC East Midlands Today.

"England flows through the blood in the Ince family. I never snubbed England."

European Champions Cup final

Clermont Auvergne v Toulon (Sat, 17:00)

Delon Armitage (L) and Steffon Armitage of Toulon
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While Mayweather and Pacquiao go head-to-head in Las Vegas, there's a French battle commencing at Twickenham on Saturday, as Toulon take on Top 14 rivals Clermont Auvergne in the European Champions Cup final.

Toulon are looking to become the first team to claim a hat-trick of European titles, while Clermont are looking for their first, to add to two Challenge Cup trophies.