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Summary

  1. Juventus host Real Madrid in Champions League semi (19:45 BST)
  2. McClaren turns down Newcastle job
  3. Middlesex bowler James Harris takes 9-34 against Durham
  4. Laura Robson pulls out of French Open
  5. GET INVOLVED: #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan and Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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That's it from Tuesday's edition of Sportsday. Thanks for your company. Don't forget there is

live text commentary of the Champions League semi-final between Juventus and Real Madrid on the BBC Sport website. Sportsday is back at 08:00 BST on Wednesday. Catch you then.

Bale starts for Real Madrid

Juventus v Real Madrid (19:45 BST)

Gareth Bale is named in Real Madrid's starting line-up to face Juventus in the Champions League semi-final. Cristiano Ronaldo also starts.

Real Madrid XI: Casillas, Varane, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Carvajal, Isco, Kroos, James, Bale, Ronaldo.

Murray back in action

Tennis

Andy Murray
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Twenty four hours after winning his first clay-court title in Munich, Andy Murray has arrived at the Caja Magica, venue for this week's Madrid Open.

The Scot could face a quick rematch with Munich final opponent Philipp Kohlschreiber, who plays Alejandro Falla later today.

"It's going to be a tricky turnaround," said Murray. "I practise this afternoon, and will just make the best of the time that I've got before my match tomorrow.

"It's nice to win events at any level. I hope I can have a good run at one of the next two events, either here or Rome, and get myself ready for the French Open."

Colour change at McLaren

Formula 1

Andrew Benson

BBC Sport chief F1 writer

"McLaren have announced that they are to change their car's colour scheme from this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. The team, struggling for competitiveness in the first season of their new engine partnership with Honda, are to drop the chrome that has been a mainstay of the car since 1997.

"There are no pictures as yet, but a spokesman described the new design as 'a dynamic, predatory, graphite-grey colouration, complemented by McLaren day-glo 'speedmarks' and key lines'.

"He added that this would 'optimise (the car) not only for bright sunshine but also for the floodlights used in twilight and night races'.

"Given McLaren chairman Ron Dennis's famous fondness for any colour as long as it is grey, the decision will doubtless lead to plenty of jokes when F1 convenes at the Circuit De Catalunya on Thursday."

Alonso might not win again

Formula 1

Double world champion Fernando Alonso

might not win another race in his career, says former team-mate Jarno Trulli.

The 33-year-old's return to McLaren this season has been blighted by issues including the car's poor performance. He heads into his home Formula 1 race in Barcelona on Sunday without a point.

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"I wonder if he might win another race or championship," said Trulli.

"McLaren won't get on top of the problems quickly and won't easily catch up with the teams in front next year."

Telling the truth?

Football

Players' union FIFPro has told players from Czech club Banik Most to refuse to

take a lie detector test after they were suspected of match-fixing.

The second division side have lost nine games in a row and FIFPro say the players have not been paid since March.

Now the club is considering making them take lie detector tests.

"Most's directors are treating their players as suspects, even though there appears no clear evidence," said FIFPro.

"Thrashing hurt us" - Messi

Football

Barcelona's Lionel Messi says their 7-0 aggregate semi-final thrashing by Bayern Munich in 2013

"hurt", as they aim for revenge on Wednesday.

Barca's loss was the biggest margin of defeat in a Champions League semi-final - and the Spanish and German giants meet at the same stage this year.

"That hurt a lot, but a lot of time has passed," added Argentina forward Messi. "We come into the game differently, as do they, and it will be a different tie to that one."

Pavey to miss World Championships

Athletics

Jo Pavey
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European 10,000m gold medallist Jo Pavey will

miss the World Championships in Beijing in August in order to prepare for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The 41-year-old, who won gold in Zurich last year, said: "If I were to compete in Beijing and Rio it would mean three summers in a row with lengthy periods focused on championship running.

"I feel this is not a good balance for my kids so I am going to stay at home. I am also aware I need to look after myself if I want to qualify for Rio."

Ancelotti "like a father to me" - Pirlo

Football

Carlo Ancelotti (left) and Andrea Pirlo
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Juventus Wold Cup winning midfielder Andrea Pirlo says Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is

"like a father to me".

The pair helped AC Milan win a Serie A title, two Champions Leagues and the Club World Cup between 2001 and 2009.

But they are on opposite sides as Ancelotti's Madrid face Juventus in the Champions League semi-final later.

"We worked together for many years, he gave me my chance in top-level football and changed my position," adds Pirlo. "We won a lot together and I experienced unforgettable moments with him."

Football

Former England captain

Gary Lineker: Just filmed a fascinating interview with Wayne Rooney for a documentary on his life. Will be shown later this year. Delightful chap.

Moriarty cited for strike

Rugby Union

Gloucester flanker Ross Moriarty has been cited following an incident in the European Rugby Challenge Cup final against Edinburgh last Friday.

Moriarty is alleged to have struck Fraser McKenzie with his knee in the 54th minute of the match at the Twickenham Stoop, which

Gloucester won 19-13.

A hearing will be held on Dublin on Thursday with sanctions ranging from a three-week ban for a low end ruling up to a year for serious incidents, if the player is found guilty.

Messi "unstoppable" - Guardiola

Football

Lionel Messi (left) with Pep Guardiola
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Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is "unstoppable", says Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola ahead of his Champions League semi-final return to the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

Guardiola's Bayern Munich must keep Messi quiet if they are to stand a chance of reaching the final.

But Guardiola, who was Messi's manager at Barcelona, tells a new conference: "The way he is playing now, no defence can stop him. The way he is playing over the last three or four months he is unstoppable. Talent of that magnitude can't be defended.''

Inverness CT v Dundee United

Scottish Premiership

As well as the first Champions League semi-final, there is also live action from the Scottish Premiership on Tuesday.

Fourth-placed Dundee United travel to Inverness, who are one spot higher, aiming to narrow the gap in the race for Europa League qualification.

Interested? How about this

video preview of what promises to be a tense affair.

Sportscene
BBC Sport

"Barca is a very important part of my life"

Football

More from Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola on his return to Barcelona ahead of Wednesday's Champions League semi-final: "Barca is a very important part of my life. Until now it was everything, but I am here to win.

"It's inevitable not to remember things now. When I joined Bayern, sooner or later this could happen, but the first time is the first time. I am not here for a homage but to see Bayern through to the final.''

Ancelotti's uncertain future

Juventus v Real Madrid (19:45 BST)

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti.
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Carlo Ancelotti faces an uncertain future at Real Madrid even if he wins the Champions League, according to former Real keeper Bodo Illgner.

"You know with Real Madrid anything is possible because when I was playing for the club we had a coach - Jupp Heynckes - who won "la Septima"; Real Madrid's seventh European Cup and he was sacked even though we won that seventh Champions League title.

"So with Madrid you never know what will happen."

"Brutal" time for Woods

Golf

Tiger Woods with Lindsey Vonn
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Former world number one Tiger Woods admits he has had a "brutal" three days following the split with girlfriend Lindsey Vonn.

On Sunday the high-profile couple announced they had "mutually decided to end our relationship". The timing was not great for Woods, coming on the ninth anniversary of the death of his father Earl, and as a result he has had trouble sleeping.

"Obviously it does affect me. It's tough. These three days have been brutal on me," said the 39-year-old at his press conference ahead of this week's Players Championship, his first appearance since the Masters a month ago.

Guardiola aims for winning return

Football

Pep Guardiola
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It is standing-room only at Pep Guardiola's news conference ahead of Barcelona's Champions League semi-final with Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Guardiola is hoping to make a winning return to the Nou Camp, where he steered Barca to three La Liga titles and two Champions League triumphs in a four-year spell as coach before leaving in 2012.

"I want to win. I want to win. Barcelona is an important part of my life - before, it was everything - but I want to win tomorrow," says Guardiola.

Illgner plays down criticism of Bale

Juventus v Real Madrid (19:45 BST)

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale
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Just under three hours until kick-off in the first Champions League semi-final between champions of Italy Juventus and defending European champions Real Madrid in Turin.

Former Real Madrid keeper Bodo Illgner believes criticism of Gareth Bale this season has been unfair.

Illgner, who played when Real beat Juventus in the 1998 Champions League final, adds: "If he's not 100% fit that's a very big issue for him. But he made a very good impression in the last match at Seville so I think he will start tonight and will have a good performance.

"He's shown what's capable of for Real Madrid in the cup final and the Champions League final last season."

Video star Crouch

Football

Peter Crouch (centre)
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We all know Peter Crouch is a decent goalscorer but how is he at appearing in music videos? Indie band Peace have called on the help of Stoke striker Crouch to try and make a big hit, reports the

Daily Star.

Just so long he doesn't start doing his Robotic style goal celebration.

Chelsea thrilled by Wembley spot

Football

Chelsea Ladies midfielder Millie Bright says playing in the first-ever Wembley FA Women's Cup final will be "surreal".

The Women's Super League leaders booked their place in the August 1 final against Notts County with a

1-0 win over Manchester City on Monday.

"I don't think you can put it into words what (Wembley) means," said the 21-year-old. "It's just going to be a surreal moment for us all. We're going to have to enjoy it."

Preston 'devastated' by final day loss

Football

Paul Gallagher and John Welsh
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Preston manager Simon Grayson has revealed his

squad was "devastated" after their loss at Colchester cost them promotion to the Championship.

Sitting second on the final day of the season, the Lilywhites defeat allowed MK Dons to finish second in League One.

They now face Chesterfield over two legs in the play-off semi-final, away on Thursday and at Deepdale on Sunday.

"The dressing room is devastated, we're all devastated as staff and the supporters will be," Grayson, 45, said.

Quick wickets give Kent hope

Cricket

BBC Sport's Elizabeth Ammon at Canterbury:

Leicestershire 386 & 81-5, Kent 268

"Leicestershire are having a wobble, they've lost five wickets for just 81.

"They still have a handy lead of 199 runs after bowling out Kent earlier on today but they'll need to be a bit careful here that they don't capitulate and let Kent back into the game.

"Darren Stevens has, as he so often does, been causing problems bowling from the Pavilion end.

"He picked up the wickets of Robson and Pinner within a couple of overs of each other and Mitchell Claydon picked up the vital wicket of first innings centurion Mark Cosgrove.

"It's been an intriguing session in amongst the gale force winds."

Gazza: the movie

Football

Paul Gascoigne
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Plenty of football fans have a favourite Paul Gascoigne story. We at Sportsday particularly like one involving

hollowed out meat pies and Gazza's rotund pal, Jimmy "Five Bellies" Gardner...

It is unclear if that less than savoury tale will appear in an emotive new documentary about the former England midfielder.

Gary Lineker, Wayne Rooney and Jose Mourinho are among the talking heads, as can be seen

in this trailer.

Get involved - who'll be champs?

#bbcsportsday

Who will win the Champions League? More to #bbcsportsday

Geoff Naylor: Almost every year Barca, Bayern and Real have been semi finalists, joined by an outsider. This time Barca are the favourites.

Naira Monzon: Real Madrid have the best players of the world now they have to make a better link between them in order to be champions again.

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Christopher Windsor: Real Madrid will win the Champions League because they have THE best player - Cristiano Ronaldo.

Max Baggins-Craig: Bayern for Champions League, Guardiola did well at Barca, why can't he this time. Alternative would be Real (as they deserve it).

Owls release 11 players

Football

Lewis Buxton
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Sheffield Wednesday have

released 11 players, including defender Lewis Buxton.

The 31-year-old joined the Hillsborough side from Stoke City in January 2009 after a successful loan spell and made 181 league appearances.

Also going are Giles Coke, Paul Corry, Rafa Floro, Dejan Kelhar, Gary Madine, Joe Mattock, Jacques Maghoma, Rhys McCabe, Matt Young and Kamil Zayatte.

The Owls finished 13th in the Championship this season.

Keeping things in order

Football

The Finnish top-flight table makes for pleasing reading...

Finnish top division
livescore.net

Tail-end pair hold up Northants

Cricket

Northants 385, Lancashire 377-7

An unbroken eight-wicket stand of 56 between Peter Siddle (61) and Tom Bailey (32) appears likely to earn Lancashire a first-innings lead on day three against Northants at Wantage Road.

They came together when Ashwell Prince was finally dismissed by Steven Crook for 153, an innings lasting just over five hours and containing 21 fours.

The pair saw Lancashire to 377-7 at the interval, just eight runs in arrears, but with only four sessions left in the game, a draw appears the most likely result.

Glos wrap up victory at Chelmsford

Cricket

Gloucestershire beat Essex by nine wickets

BBC Essex's Paul Newton at Chelmsford:

"Gloucestershire raced to a thoroughly impressive victory over Essex, racing to 114-1 in just 21.2 overs.

"Will Tavare (57) and Chris Dent (52 not out) batted with complete freedom to put on 106 at five an over, the earlier gremlins of a frequently treacherous pitch having apparently been blown away by a fierce wind.

"Man of the match was undoubtedly Liam Norwell whose 6-33 in Essex's second innings total of 199, gave him career-best match figures of 10-65."

Oscar ruled out of Copa America

Football

Chelsea's Brazil international Oscar
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Chelsea midfielder Oscar has suffered a training ground injury which has ruled him out of this summer's Copa America in Chile, Brazil coach Dunga says.

"Oscar got an injury in his last training session with Chelsea, we spoke with (Chelsea manager Jose) Mourinho and the doctor at Chelsea and his recuperation will take time and he won't be at his best during the Copa America," Dunga added.

"After the Copa America we have the World Cup qualifiers, and we thought it best for him to be ready for the qualifiers."

Millwall sign Romeo

Football

Millwall start planning for life in League One by signing Gillingham's 19-year-old right-back Mahlon Romeo on a one-year contract. The Lions finished 22nd in the Championship table, five points from safety.

Man City 'were better side against Chelsea' despite Cup defeat

Football

England captain Steph Houghton says her Manchester City team were the better side against Chelsea despite losing their FA Cup semi-final meeting.

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Chelsea will face Notts County in the first women's Cup final at Wembley following their 1-0 semi-final win over City, but Houghton said there were plenty of positives for her side.

"I think we grew as the game went on," Houghton told BBC Sport. "In the second half we probably limited them to just the chance that they scored from. If you look at our performance, I think we were the better team."

Headlines at 4

The day's news so far...

Football: Steve McClaren

turned down the chance to become Newcastle United manager for the final three matches of the season.

Laura Robson
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Tennis: Former British number one Laura Robson will

miss this month's French Open as her 16-month injury lay-off continues.

Cricket: England captain Alastair Cook

believes he is "untouchable", according to former Test skipper Geoffrey Boycott.

Football: Former England and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves faces a

"long and slow road to recovery" after suffering a severe stroke on Sunday, says a family statement.

Snooker: New world champion Stuart Bingham said

holding aloft the winner's trophy at the Crucible means more to him than the £300,000 prize money.

Rain frustrates in Cardiff

Cricket

BBC Radio Wales' Nick Webb in Cardiff:

Derbyshire 205, Glamorgan 103-4

"Glamorgan and Derbyshire have managed a mere 20 minutes cricket so far on day three because of heavy showers, with Derbyshire claiming their second bonus point of the match as Glamorgan stumbled to 103 for 4.

"But with more poor weather forecast, it's frustration for these two teams who've been denied even a full shot at gathering bonus points.

"Talking point of the day in Cardiff has been James Harris's nine-wicket haul at Lords, believed to be the best-ever first-class bowling performance by a Welshman!"

Robson waits for grass?

Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent on Radio 5 live sports extra

Laura Robson has further delayed her comeback from a wrist injury, and will miss this month's French Open at Roland Garros.

The former British number 1 has not played since January of last year, but is understood to be exploring the possibility of returning in one of the British grass court events before Wimbledon.

QPR try again

Football

QPR have submitted a revised planning application to build a new training ground at Warren Farm in Ealing, the club have announced.

Rangers hope to get the green light for the fresh design after encountering problems since the scheme received approval in December 2013.

A decision regarding planning consent is expected in the summer.

Real or fake?

American Football

Round of applause for the Mirror for this splendid idea...

Can you decipher the real NFL names from the fake ones?

Surely Mr and Mrs Mingo didn't christen their son "Barkevious"...

Barkevious Mingo
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Keep your heads

Football

Motherwell are better than Chelsea,

as this video proves...

Huddersfield offer deals to trio

Football

Huddersfield have

offered new deals to midfielders Duane Holmes and Oscar Gobern and striker Ishmael Miller. Gobern, 24, joined Town from Southampton in June 2011 and played 11 times in 2014-15, while Miller, 28, scored three goals in 15 games after joining from Blackpool in February.

Holmes, 20, only made one appearance for the Terriers this season. The Championship club have released Anthony Gerrard, Jonathan Stead, Martin Paterson, Jake Carroll and Daniel Carr.

Man Utd eye Lloris

Football gossip

Hugo Lloris
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French daily

L'Equipe are reporting that Manchester United will move for Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, should David De Gea leave for Real Madrid. The Spanish club are - according the to respected paper - also keeping tabs on the France international in the event that De Gea spurns their advances.

Get involved - who'll be champions?

#bbcsportsday

Tell us who is going to win the Champions League and why?

Kirruban Krishnarajah: Juve definitely have the ability to rekindle their love affair with the competition. Right balance of defensive harmony and creative spark.

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