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By Phil Dawkes and Steve Canavan

All times stated are UK

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Goodnight all

That's it. We're done, finito, finished.

But don't go anywhere. Replacing us right now is live Champions League text commentary of Real Madrid v Juventus at the Bernabeu, which, if we may, we strongly recommend you following. It should be a belter.

We'll be back at 08:00 BST tomorrow for another edition of Sportsday - see you all then.


No concerns

Zimbabwe coach Dav Whatmore expects their tour of Pakistan later this month to be a "tremendous success" and said he would not travel if he thought lives were in danger.

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Zimbabwe will be the first country to tour Pakistan since a gun attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009 left seven players injured and six policemen plus two civilians dead.

"I'm fully behind the tour," said Whatmore, who coached Pakistan for two years from 2012.

"I understand others feel differently, but I would never put anybody else in an unsafe environment. I understand the significance of this tour to Pakistan and I'm very happy to go."


Heading Stateside?

Juventus's Argentine striker Carlos Tevez - likely to play a big part in tonight's game (or at least he's hoping so) - could move to the MLS when his contract expires in 2016.

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American broadcaster

NBC Sports say Tevez's camp have contacted three separate clubs in the MLS to enquire about the possibility of a move.


The Real view

Carlo Ancelotti's side have slipped four points behind leaders Barcelona with two matches left and their defender Dani Carvajal has conceded his team will not win the league title.

"Our reputation is on the line against Juve and the crowd will be spectacular and will be our 12th man," Ancelotti said.

"We put in a shift for the full 90 minutes against Valencia. We ran, fought, and if you don't put it in, it ends up taking its toll, but tonight we're going to go all out. The crowd got behind us and didn't give in at any point."

Remember, there is live text commentary right here on the BBC Sport website from 18:30 BST (kick-off at the Bernabeu is 19:45).


The Juve view

Juventus are in their first semi-final since 2003 and coach Massimiliano Allegri said: "I won't know my starting line-up right until the last minute.

"We know it will be a very difficult game in Madrid and a different one entirely, a more attacking affair. We passed up four or five decent chances in the first leg. We'll have to put them away at the Bernabeu if we want to go through."

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Midfielder Paul Pogba added: "We know it's going to be really difficult. They're used to playing in semi-finals and they won the competition last year.

"They're playing at home so it's going to be even harder for us. But we want to win and we'll do everything we can to pull it off."


Keeping the faith

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.

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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.

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty and Real hit the woodwork three times as they came from 2-0 down to draw with Valencia in La Liga.


Keane: 'Bale a top player'

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Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane was heavily critical of Bale's display in Real Madrid's 2-1 Champions League semi-final first-leg defeat to Juventus. But the Republic or Ireland assistant coach maintains that if Bale performs tonight he can help Real overturn the deficit and reach the final, where Spanish rivals Barcelona await.

"There's no doubt in his [Bale's] talent," said Keane. "We've seen him do it before. We've seen him do it last year in the big, big games. If Gareth is at it tomorrow [Wednesday] night, then they've got a chance. That's if he turns up. He's a top player."


Ancelotti warning for Bale's agent

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'Stay quiet'. That is the message from Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti to the agent of winger Gareth Bale. Like an overly-keen dad shouting from the sidelines on a Sunday morning, the Welshman's representative says that his client's current woes at the Spanish club are because his team-mates do not pass to him.

But Ancelotti has responded: "This is a world in which a lot of people talk and sometimes they talk too much. Bale has never had problems with his team-mates and his team-mates have never had problems with Bale."


Game on

Now then, it's under two hours until the main event of the evening gets under way - Real Madrid v Juventus.

Real trail 2-1 from the first-leg in Italy and so who goes through to the Champions League final against Barcelona in Berlin on 30 May is hanging in the balance.

Here's a little look at tonight's game, starting with a man who is finding himself at the centre of attention for the wrong reasons - world's most expensive player Gareth Bale.


Chesterfield - the new Liverpool?

Dean Saunders has been talking to the media after taking over as Chesterfield boss.

"I've played for some big teams," he said. "Like Liverpool. We didn't play well every week but we beat you. That's what I want to bring to this football club."

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Will it work? Time will tell. Saunders has three relegations at three different clubs as manager thus far, but Chesterfield chairman Dave Allen says he is certain he has hired the right man. "He's the only person I interviewed, that's how confident I am," said Allen.

Paul Cook quit as Chesterfield boss to take over at Portsmouth, after the Spireites lost to Preston in the League One play-offs.

Road Cycling

Latest from the Giro

Slovenia's Jan Polanc claimed the first major win of his professional career when he took the fifth stage of the Giro D'Italia on Wednesday.

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Overall race favourite Alberto Contador of Spain finished fourth to take the pink jersey from Australian Simon Clarke after the 152 kilometres from La Spezia to Abatone, the first mountain stage of the race.

Contador leads the overall standings by two seconds from Italian Fabio Aru, with Team Sky's Richie Porte in third place a further 18 seconds behind.


Watson wiped out

Oh dear. That really didn't take very long at all.

British number one Heather Watson has been thumped at the Italian Open, beaten 6-1 6-1 by Spain's 10th seed Carla Suarez Navarro.

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It was always going be a tough game - Navarro is the fourth best player in the world on 2015 form - but even so, 22-year-old Watson will be very disappointed she didn't give hr opponent a tougher workout.


'I can be the best'

Memphis Depay has set himself the ultimate ambition - to become the best player in the world at Manchester United.

The 21-year-old will move from PSV Eindhoven to Old Trafford when the transfer window opens in July.

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Depay, who has scored 25 goals this season, said: "I believe I can be one of the best players in the world and I have to dream and believe to achieve.

"You just have to work every day on your dreams. After the World Cup in pre-season I spoke to my manager and said I have to keep focused. Scoring in the World Cup was good but not the end of it. Now I am on fire."

Which, given what happened to his soon-to-be new team-mate

Chris Smalling's hot-tub earlier, is an unfortunate way of putting it.

Formula 1

Over to you

Formula 1 drivers will take the unusual step of surveying fans as Bernie Ecclestone and other key figures explore ways of spicing up the sport.

Ecclestone and co are already contemplating rule changes for 2017.

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But drivers have decided to

take matters into their own hands by asking fans what they would do.

They intend to use social media to canvass views on a wide range of issues - technical, commercial, audience behaviours, etc - even asking fans whether F1 should be viewed as sport or entertainment.

The soundtrack to sporting separations

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We asked for your nominations for most memorable sporting separations - and a song to accompany it...

Lloyd Rusbatch: Newcastle Utd fans and Alan Pardew, Zebrahead's track Careful What You Wish For.

Andrew Valette: Beckham - These Boots Were Made For Walking (not bashing eyebrows)


Gillespie no-show

Yorkshire requested that coach Jason Gillespie did not talk to the media after the county's victory over Hampshire.

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Gillespie, at the centre of much speculation linking him with the job as England coach, was scheduled to give a press conference today but, instead, Yorkshire's director of cricket Martyn Moxon appeared.

Moxon said Yorkshire had not received any approach from the ECB to speak to Gillespie and that the county do not want to lose him.

Moxon admitted Gillespie's aim is to coach at international level, but refused to indicate the answer he thinks Gillespie would give to the ECB.

The saga rumbles on.


Watson has it all to do

Alas, it looks like women's British number one Heather Watson might not join Murray in advancing at the Italian Open.

In her second round match against Spain's 10th seed Carla Suarez Navarro at the Italian Open, Watson lost the opening set 6-1.

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And she's been broken in the second set and trails 3-1.

In short, things don't look good.


'I played a good match'

Some reaction from Andy Murray after his defeat of France's Jeremy Chardy at the Italian Masters, his 10th straight win on clay this year.

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"My legs were a bit tired at the beginning, but then I started to feel better after the first few games," said Murray, who only decided to take part in the tournament late yesterday after a busy schedule of late.

"For me, I felt like I played a really good match. He served big for the first set and a half.

"It was tough for me. But I hung in. I felt like I moved pretty well and I served well throughout the match. I was happy with the way I adjusted to the conditions."

Hope he's gone for a lie-down now, the lad deserves one.

The soundtrack to sporting separations

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We asked for your nominations for most memorable sporting separations - and a song to accompany it...

Msquare: Kevin Pietersen to ECB - Love the way you lie, by Rihanna.

T33L: Raheem Sterling and Liverpool to ABBA's Money! Money!! Money!!!



There was

no initial police presence at Tuesday's trouble-hit Manchester Under-21 derby, it has been confirmed.

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Disorder in the north-east corner of Old Trafford between United and City fans was first reported by a spectator inside the stadium at about 20:50 BST.

Greater Manchester Police said it was examining CCTV footage of the incident.

As we reported earlier, three arrests were made.

Headlines at 5

It's been a busy day. Sportsday will be here for another hour-and-a-half (we're clocking off at 18:30 BST, to make way for live text coverage of Real Madrid v Juventus), but here is a reminder of what's been making the news so far:

Tennis: Britain's Andy Murray took his winning run on clay to 10 matches with

victory over France's Jeremy Chardy at the Italian Open.

Golf: Former world number one Tiger Woods has written to a

young fan being bullied because of his stutter, saying "I know what it is like to be different".

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Cricket: Anyone applying for the job of England head coach

would be "crazy", says former Australia opener Matthew Hayden - who says the new man will merely be a stooge for the ECB.

Formula 1: Drivers will take the unusual step of

surveying fans as Bernie Ecclestone and other key figures explore ways of spicing up the

Birthday presents for Yaya Toure

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DID: Get him Subbuteo or some Transformers. They can replace the toys he threw out the pram last year.

Jordan Cooper: A one way ticket to Milan?


Saints target teen keeper

Southampton could be poised to make a bid for Newcastle United's highly-rated 18-year-old goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, according to

the Journal.

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Woodman, who is also on the radar of Manchester City and Arsenal, has yet to start for the Magpies but has impressed in the FA Youth Cup and at England age group levels.

Tuala agrees new Saints deal

Rugby Union

Ahsee Tuala
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Northampton full-back Ahsee Tuala has signed a new deal with the club, while Scarlets back-row Sion Bennett and Sale scrum-half Alex Mitchell have agreed to join the Premiership leaders from next season.

Samoa international Tuala, 25, joined Saints in February, and has scored four tries in his eight appearances.

'May ready for career farewell'

Tom May

London Welsh captain Tom May says Saturday's final Premiership game against Saracens will be "strange" but he is ready to retire.

May, 36, is set to make his 247th top-flight appearance - third on the all-time Premiership list.

"It's going to be strange waking up on Monday morning and not having a job,"

May told BBC Radio Oxford.

"My body is killing me. Monday to Friday is tough and it makes it really difficult physically.

"Seventeen years is a long time and I want to quit while I'm ahead so that I make the decision and no-one else does. Now is the right time."

Birthday presents for Yaya Toure

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Barrie Duggan: Maybe a sedan chair. When the other 10 are carrying him he would get a better view.

Viv: Birthday present for Yaya - get another agent & learn to be humble in all circumstances. City made u more famous than Barca!

Laurence McBeth: 25-year-old legs and engine.


Crolla comes back

Eddie Hearn has confirmed Anthony Crolla will make his boxing return in July.

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He will fight WBA interim lightweight champion Darleys Perez on 18 July at Manchester Arena.

Crolla suffered a fractured skull and a broken ankle when confronting burglars in December.

Old Trafford set for tense finish


Gloucestershire 388 & 275-9 dec, Lancashire 364 & 145-5

Having gone into lunch 11-2, Lancashire looked in deep trouble when Ashwell Prince and Steven Croft fell quickly after the restart.

But a century stand from Alviro Peterson (63 not out) and youngster Alex Davies (58) got the run chase back on track, before Davies mistimed a pull shot to Hamish Marshall at mid-wicket.

Both sides will still think they could come away with a win, with Lancashire needing another 160 runs to win from 32 overs.

Result in balance at Derby


Derbyshire 343 & 407-5 dec, Northants 324 & 309-8

The match is still in the balance at the County Ground with Derbyshire needing two wickets and Northants requiring 118 runs for victory.

Rob Keogh advanced his score to 135 not out at tea, having shared an eighth-wicket stand of 83 with Josh Cobb (43).

Scott Elstone and Mark Footitt have so far taken three wickets each for Derbyshire.


Watson v Suarez Navarro

After Andy Murray's straightforward win over Jeremy Chardy earlier today, fellow British number one Heather Watson now takes on Spain's 10th seed Carla Suarez Navarro at the Italian Open.

The 22-year-old from Guernsey beat local favourite Roberta Vinci in round one, ending a run of three defeats, but faces a tough task against on-the-rise Suarez Navarro - who is the fourth best player in the world on 2015 form.

Follow the latest score here.

Patience key to Yorkshire victory


BBC Radio Leeds' Dave Callaghan at Headingley

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Yorkshire 370 & 305-4 beat Hampshire 227 & 143 by 305 runs


"The ability to remain patient helped Yorkshire to the Championship last season and it helped again in this match.

"Hampshire remained defiant for a time on the final day. To their credit, the champions plugged away and

got their reward.

"Spin bowler Adil Rashid, bowling with confidence and skill, produced two wickets in two balls to end with figures of 4-48. Hampshire, despite an unbeaten 64 from Will Smith, were bowled out for 143 to lose by 305 runs.

"Yorkshire are just behind the leading pack in Division One and unbeaten in four games. Hampshire are still searching for their first win this season."

Kent press for victory


BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Canterbury

Kent 357 & 327, Glamorgan 281 & 194-6


"Kent remain on course for their first Championship win of the season as Glamorgan reached tea on a precarious 194-6 at Canterbury.

"Nightwatchman Dean Cosker led the resistance with a career-best 69 before giving Calum Haggett his second wicket, while Ivan Thomas chipped in with the wicket of Colin Ingram for 51.

"Kent have a possible 37 overs to claim the last four wickets."

Leicestershire tail defies Surrey


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Leicestershire 292 & 470-8, Surrey 557


After being on the receiving end of Kevin Pietersen's 355 not out on days two and three, Leicestershire have risen to the occasion with the bat to give themselves a good chance of leaving The Oval with a draw.

Clint McKay was lbw to Gareth Batty for 41, but that was the only wicket to fall in the afternoon session as tail-enders Rob Taylor and Jigar Naik shared an unbroken stand of 52.

The visitors reached the interval on 470-8, a lead of 205.


Cooling breaks in Champions League semi?

Tonight sees Real Madrid face Juventus for the right to face Barcelona in the Champions League final, and it is sure to be a heated atmosphere. Literally. Wednesday night's game

could include cooling breaks, with the Italian team having asked Uefa to include this possibility and the administrative body accepted their request.

There could be one break in each half - in the 30th and 75th minutes - if temperatures in Madrid are at least 32 degrees 90 minutes before the start of the match.


Let's move on

This might be easier said than done but Newcastle midfielder Vurnon Anita has urged the club to put their difficulties behind them by securing their Premier League status.

The Magpies ended a run of eight successive league defeats with Saturday's 1-1 draw against West Brom, but are just two points above the drop zone - and head coach John Carver remains under huge pressure.

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"It's important to put the past behind us and move on. We can't keep constantly looking back and talking about things that have happened," Anita told the

Newcastle Journal.

"The spirit in the team was never a problem. It was nice to be able to draw a line under a few things at the weekend and move on."


Liverani leaves Orient

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Leyton Orient have announced that

Fabio Liverani is to leave his role as manager of the club by mutual consent. His assistants, Maurizio Cantarelli and Marcello Donatelli, will also be leaving.


Chesterfield and Preston charged by FA

Chesterfield and Preston North End have both been charged by

The FA in relation to their Football League One play-off match on 7 May.

The clubs have been charged for failing to control their players after an incident in the 28th minute in the first leg which

Preston won 1-0.

Preston assistant manager Glynn Snodin has also been charged for improper conduct during the first half of the match.

The Lilywhites went on to win the tie

4-0 on aggregate. to book their place in the play-off final.

Birthday presents for Yaya Toure

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Darwinian: Get Yaya a dummy to replace the one he spat out. #bbcsportsday

James Knott: A new agent, a reality check and a pay cut.

Ryan Williamson: A first-class ticket to Italy and swap him for Pogba.

Rugby Union

Ireland to host Women's World Cup

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Ireland has been selected to host the

2017 Women's Rugby World Cup.

The pool stages will be held at University College Dublin, before the players convene in Belfast for the semi-finals and positional play-offs, including the final at the Kingspan Stadium.

"The awarding of Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 to Ireland is great news for teams and fans as the sport continues to reach out and inspire new participants in our great game. I am sure that Dublin and Belfast will prove to be popular destinations," said World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset.

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Gatland playing North 'mind games'

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Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder says Wales head coach Warren Gatland is playing

"mind games" with his comments about George North.

Winger North is having a period of rest after a series of concussions, and last week Gatland said he was "hugely worried" over the 23-year-old's health.

Gatland has also stated his preference for North not to play until the World Cup later this year.

"We know what Warren's like. He enjoys a few mind games," said Mallinder.