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  1. Kevin Pietersen hits career-best 326 for Surrey
  2. England name squad for Women's World Cup
  3. Cyclist Domenico Pozzovivo in Giro d'Italia crash
  4. Arsenal v Swansea (20:00 BST)
  5. Swindon v Sheff Utd (19:45 BST) 2-1, 2nd leg

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance and Steve Canavan

All times stated are UK

Get involved

And that's it

Stay on the BBC Sport website for live text commentaries of Arsenal-Swansea and Swindon-Sheffield United.

We'll be back for another edition of Sportsday from 08:00 tomorrow. Sithee then.

What's happened today?

The headlines at the end of a busy sporting day:

Cricket: Kevin Pietersen hit the

first triple century of his career to make a dramatic statement to England's selectors two months before the Ashes.

Football: Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola says he will

still be at the club next season, despite reported interest from Manchester City.

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Cycling: Italian rider Domenico Pozzovivo was

taken to hospital after being involved in a horrific crash during stage three of the Giro d'Italia.

Football: Lower-league footballer Tim Nicot has become the second Belgian player to die of

cardiac arrest in the past two weeks.


One of the lads

Kate Cross says she often forgets that she's a girl after taking eight wickets for men's team Heywood.

The England seamer became the first woman to play in the Central Lancashire League last month and took 8-47 in a win over Unsworth on Sunday.

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"I'm treated like another player,"

the 23-year-old told BBC Sport.

"I've grown up playing boys' cricket and I'm never treated like a girl in a boys' team. I never dreamed I would get an eight-for in men's cricket."

She added: "I sort of lose track that I'm a girl."

Formula 1

Getting there

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo, who finished seventh in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, tweets:



Swindon v Sheff Utd (19:45 BST)

Swindon boss Mark Cooper, meanwhile, says there is a calm atmosphere among his team despite the prospect of a trip to Wembley to face Preston.

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"There's no hooting and screaming and back-slapping. They know it's half-time," he said.

"We know we have to be really professional because we have a really tough job to do to beat Sheffield United."

It's a sell-out at the County Ground - should be a belter.

Remember there will be live text commentary of the game on the BBC Sport website.


Swindon v Sheff Utd (19:45 BST)

The Blades have lost out in seven previous play-off campaigns, but boss Nigel Clough does not believe that puts any additional pressure on his players.

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"We need one goal, it doesn't matter when it comes. We have gone from being pretty even to them being very, very strong favourites so the pressure is all on them," he said.

"We have to play as we can, if we get half a chance hopefully we can put them away this time."


Swindon v Sheff Utd (19:45 BST)

A hugely important play-off semi-final game at the County Ground tonight, where Swindon defender Harry Toffolo (thigh) is a doubt after missing the first leg at Bramall Lane on Thursday.

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Striker Jermaine Hylton made just his second start for the club in the 2-1 win and could keep his place.

Sheffield United defender John Brayford (knee) could miss out after being forced off at half-time last week.

Midfielder Stefan Scougall (hamstring) is out but forward Jose Baxter (illness) might figure after missing the first game.


Arsenal v Swansea (20:00 BST)

BBC Radio 5 live commentator Ian Brown: "The wisdom was that Swansea would struggle in this first full season with their rookie manager Garry Monk. Instead they have flourished.

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With Wilfried Bony gone - and Bafetimbi Gomis not always available - they have still managed eye-catching results to seal a club-record number of Premier League points.

It's their best season since the halcyon days of John Toshack in 1982. Seven wins since the January window have given them an outside chance of European qualification.

So having completed a double over Manchester United, Swansea now seek the same against Arsenal."


Arsenal v Swansea (20:00 BST)

BBC Radio 5 live commentator Ian Brown: "On a rain-drenched November afternoon in South Wales, Swansea fought back from a goal down to beat Arsenal. I was there to see a bedraggled Arsene Wenger outmanoeuvred on the touchline by a young tactician by the name of Garry Monk.

It was one of a series of autumn results that brought much introspection in Arsenal heartlands and even the staunchest Wenger allies were beginning to wobble. As usual, they should have known better.

Arsenal are actually qualifying for the Champions League with something to spare. They might have taken 30 points from 30 but for the stubbornness of Chelsea and have, of course, reached the cup final again.

Key players have returned to form and fitness so talk of a proper title challenge next season is far from preposterous."


Arsenal v Swansea (20:00 BST)

Arsenal need to keep winning if they are to pip Manchester City to second place in the Premier League.

Team news for tonight's game is that midfielder Aaron Ramsey is a major doubt after sustaining a blow to the leg at Hull and frontman Danny Welbeck is almost certain to remain sidelined with a knee injury.

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Meanwhile, Swansea defender Jordi Amat has been ruled out for the season with a broken metatarsal.

Dwight Tiendalli has been recalled from his loan spell at Middlesbrough, with Jazz Richards also back from a stint at Fulham. Both are available to play - and striker Bafetimbi Gomis could return after missing three games with a hamstring problem.

Back to the footie

Well, that was all very exciting ... though possibly not for the non-cricket fans among you.

And as there are a couple of big games taking place in the world of football shortly, we'd better turn our attention to those...


Says it all

Tweet from

Nick Hoult, cricket writer from the Daily Telegraph:


I think we know what will be making the headlines in tomorrow's papers...


End of play

And it's all over for the day at Surrey.

Kevin Pietersen has finished unbeaten on 326 out of a score of 528 for 9 in their county championship game with Leicestershire.

Every single opposition player shakes his hand.

A fantastic innings that certainly spices things up a bit.

Get involved - the KP debate


Not everyone's impressed...

Billybunter3rd: Pietersen not bad against a side that hasn't won for two years with Second Division journeymen bowlers. Same level as Oxford University.

Bit harsh Billy.


Latics alert police

Oldham have called in police amid reports a death threat was sent to new manager Darren Kelly.

The League One club appointed Kelly last week but the 35-year-old from Northern Ireland has since had to refute claims that he is a supporter of the IRA.

A club statement on Monday afternoon read: "Oldham Athletic AFC are aware of threats made against individuals connected with the club. These matters have been passed to the police and the club will be making no further comments on this subject.

Get involved - the KP debate


Stuart Mitchell: Hard to ignore class of the innings, even if it is against weaker opposition. Strauss has some major thinking to do.

England trio up for Premiership award

Rugby Union

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Let's move away from the cricket for a moment to tell you England trio Jonathan Joseph, George Ford and Billy Vunipola have been shortlisted for the Premiership Player of the Season award.

Centre Joseph, 24, and 22-year-old fly-half Ford have played important roles in Bath securing a play-off spot for the first time since 2010.

Number eight Vunipola, 22, has made 13 appearances for Saracens this season.

Wasps pair Nathan Hughes and Elliot Daly are also on the shortlist, with the winner to be announced on 20 May.

Get involved - the KP debate


Ed Rotheram: This young Pietersen chap is looking pretty good. Get him in for England. #ohtheirony

Aiden Smith: Pietersen has hit more runs on his own than England in their first innings in the third Test against the West Indies, and double what they hit in the second


Look who's talking

Surrey have just announced that Pietersen - now on 324 (he's just hit his 14th six) - will talk to the media after play ends at Surrey.

Should be interesting - especially with Andrew Strauss facing the press tomorrow for the first time since being appointed England's Director of Cricket.


Should Pietersen be recalled by England?

This is marvellous stuff from Pietersen but let's just put things in context for a moment.

He has been dropped five times in his innings - the first time when he was on 96 - and is up against a Leicestershire side that has not won a county championship game in three years and counting.

But, still, what an innings.

Time for some of your views me thinks.

Should Pietersen be recalled to the England side? Let us know now at #bbcsportsday


Perfect Pietersen

It is the first triple hundred of Kevin Pietersen's career - and he bought up the mark in typical fashion, by smashing a huge six.

"Goodness me, that's gone miles," says the commentator on BBC London (

listen here). "It's ended up in the middle tier of the stand. It's a huge six. There may be a delay here while we find the ball."

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That takes KP to 311, and with no signs of stopping any time soon.

Surrey are 511-9. Can England ignore him after this? Unlikely, whatever the politics of the matter.


Triple hundred man

Oh my word. Kevin Pietersen is flying.

The batsman has just passed the 300 mark in Surrey's county championship match against Leicestershire.

He is on 304, from 349 balls, in an innings which has included 34 fours and - get this - 11 sixes.

The only problem is he's about to run out of partners. Surrey are on 500 for 9, with last man Matt Dunn keeping KP company. Block the best you can Dunny lad, and let KP carry on smashing.


Winner Watson

Good news for Heather Watson - perhaps inspired by Andy Murray's clay-court heroics, the Brit has

reached the second round of the Italian Open after easing past Roberta Vinci 6-3 6-1.

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Watson, 22, broke her Italian opponent twice to claim the first set before comprehensively taking the second.

Britain's world number 41 Watson, who went out in the first round of the Madrid Open earlier this month, faces Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas next.


Court action

Spanish La Liga

And as we seem to be in Spanish mode at the moment - I've even donned a sombrero and am munching a paella - this is the latest on the strike that threatens to play havoc with the end of the season...

A Spanish court is likely to

decide on Wednesday if the strike affecting the end of La Liga season is legal.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has suspended the end of the season and the players' union (AFE) also decided to strike in a row over TV rights.

The proposed action puts the final two rounds of league games in doubt, as well as the Copa del Rey final.


'We feel good' - Ancelotti

But, despite that domestic setback, coach Carlo Ancelotti is confident Real Madrid will reach the Champions League final if they repeat the performance of Saturday's 2-2 draw with Valencia.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The European champions trail 2-1 from the first leg against head coach Ancelotti's former club Juventus.

"We feel good and if we play like this on Wednesday then everything will go well," the Italian said.

Toni Kroos is expected to be fit despite coming off against Valencia and Paul Pogba is available for Juventus.


Farewell to title

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal says they can say

"goodbye to the league" after slipping four points behind Barcelona with two games left.

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Real came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Valencia, but Barca's win over Real Sociedad has put them in control.

Carvajal said: "At home we couldn't slip up, we've done that and we say goodbye to the league.

"It's painful because we wanted to fight until the final day, although we'll keep on doing that."

Middlesex extend lead at Hove


BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand at Hove:

Middlesex 269 & 102-5, Sussex 192

"Middlesex reached tea on day two at Hove on 102-5 in their second innings, leading by 179.

"Sussex were skittled for 192 just after lunch as the pitch continued to produce inconsistent bounce as the visitors were aided by cloud cover.

"The cracks on the pitch will only make batting more perilous and a target of more than 200 is going to be highly unlikely with run scoring extremely difficult to this stage."


Feeling high

And Kevin Pietersen has moved on to 258 not out, making this his highest ever score in first class cricket.

Can't wait for Andrew Strauss's first news conference as England's Director of Cricket on Tuesday...


'Deeply concerned'

The PFA has released the following statement about the allegations from Chesterfield captain Ian Evatt that he was "kicked, punched and spat at" by Preston fans after the play-off game at Deepdale on Sunday.


"Following an incident during the League One play-off semi-final between Preston North End and Chesterfield, the PFA has been in contact with PFA Chairman Ritchie Humphreys and Chesterfield captain Ian Evatt.

Evatt was allegedly "punched, kicked and spat on" by rival fans on the pitch. The Chesterfield captain has given a statement to police.

The Union is deeply concerned that a member has been attacked by fans and will work closely with Ian Evatt, Ritchie Humphreys and Chesterfield FC in order to offer our full support and guidance.

The PFA will continue to address this matter with the relevant bodies to try and ensure that this behaviour is eradicated from the game, before a player is seriously injured in a similar incident."


Just too easy

A Kevin Pietersen update.

The Surrey batsman is now on 251 against Leicestershire and has hit four sixes since tea. He is just four runs short of his highest ever first class score.

Are you watching England?


Expect a queue...

A couple of BBC Radio Lancashire tweets that will be of interest to Preston fans:


It will be Preston's first trip to Wembley in 21 years. They will face the winners of tonight's game between Swindon and Sheffield United, on Sunday, 24 May.


Treading carefully

Jessica Ennis-Hill will only return to heptathlon action in Gotzis

if she is fully ready, according to her coach.

The 29-year-old finished third in the 100m hurdles at the Great CityGames in Manchester on Saturday - her first race since July 2013.

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Ennis-Hill had planned to compete in the Gotzis Hypo-Meeting in Austria on 30-31 May. But coach Toni Minichiello said she "had a bit of work to do" before a decision would be made.

Ennis-Hill had been out for almost two years after giving birth to son Reggie last July.

Carberry fifty rallies Hampshire


BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at Headingley:

Yorkshire 370, Hampshire 127-4

"Hampshire scored 104 runs in the afternoon session for the loss of three wickets.

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"Michael Carberry has hit 13 boundaries in his innings of 66 not out so far.

"Jack Brooks was on a hat-trick after dismissing Vince lbw not playing a shot, and Will Smith caught at slip trying to pull his bat away.

"Conditions slightly improved in the afternoon with some prolonged sunshine."


Black Cats off to flier

New Zealand wrapped up a

66-run victory over Somerset in their opening tour match despite an entertaining final-day hundred from James Hildreth.

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Hildreth advanced from his overnight 62 to score 115 and lower order runs from Craig Overton (25) and Tim Groenewald (47) briefly raised hopes of an upset.

But off-spinner Mark Craig took the last three wickets to finish with 5-34 in Somerset's 277 all out.

New Zealand play England in two Tests later in May.


Boss who must apply to become boss

Fun and games north of the border.

Gary Teale - St Mirren boss since December - says he can't understand why the club has announced it wants candidates to

apply to become manager ... including Teale.

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Interim boss Teale was unable to stop St Mirren from sliding out of the Scottish Premiership, at which point the club announced they would search for a new boss.

"I fully understand that they are going to open the process up to other applicants," said Teale. "But it's obviously frustrating because I'm in there doing the job right now and feel I'm doing the best I can in the circumstances."

In a statement St Mirren said: "We would expect Gary to put his name forward for the vacant manager's position and we will duly consider his application along with all others we receive."

Worcestershire set 437 to win


Warwickshire 264 & 321-8 dec, Worcestershire 149 & 22-0

Boyd Rankin hit his maiden first-class fifty for Warwickshire as his side set Worcestershire a huge fourth-innings target at Edgbaston.

Rankin put on an unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 114 with Chris Wright, a record against Worcestershire, before the hosts declared on 321-8 at tea.

With little sign of rain in the forecast, the Pears will now have to bat for four sessions if they are to pull off a draw, or even a remarkable victory.


On the way back

It looks like there could be some light at the end of the tunnel for Robert Snodgrass.


The Hull City winger suffered a dislocated kneecap on his first Premier League start for the Tigers back in August and hasn't featured since.


BBC Sport reporter Patrick Gearey at the Oval: "'Are you watching Andrew Strauss?' The chant from The Oval. If he is, he'd have seen @KP24 pass 200. Mischievous timing."


'Big statement from KP'

Surrey and Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara: "Great double ton by the big man @KP24 . Big statement in the current England cricket context."


Celebration time

Kevin Pietersen has hit a double century for Surrey against Leicestershire at The Oval.

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The batsman, who is desperately trying to win back his England place, has chosen the perfect time to make a big score - the national team's new Director of Cricket, Andrew Strauss, is officially unveiled to the media tomorrow.

I think we can all guess what the first question will be...

Meanwhile, you can find the scorecard from Surrey v Leicestershire