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  1. Sepp Blatter to quit as Fifa president
  2. Arsenal's Jack Wilshere charged with misconduct
  3. BBC investigation: 30 years of doping in athletics
  4. What would you do if you were Fifa president? #bbcsportsday

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By Caroline Chapman

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The end

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Just like Sepp Blatter, it's time for us to go.

We'll be back on Thursday with the latest news and live action from the world of sport.


Godleman's marathon innings saves Derbyshire


Billy Godleman batted through the entire Derbyshire second innings to ensure his side drew their rain-ruined match with Gloucestershire.

With the third day completely washed out, each side made a quick declaration on the final morning, to set the hosts 302 to win from a minimum of 80 overs.

And Godleman (64*) saved his side by batting for 320 minutes to lead them to 189-8 and deny the visitors victory.

Derbyshire earlier declared on their overnight 77-2, and the visitors made 49-0.

French Open latest


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Novak Djokovic is already through to the French Open semi-finals. Can Britain's Andy Murray join him?

Murray has the advantage against David Ferrer, but the Spaniard has just taken the third set to make it 2-1.

Join our live text commentary

via this link or listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.

Warburton holds Rangers talks


Former Brentford boss Mark Warburton has confirmed that he has held talks about the manager's job at Rangers, but that the Scottish Championship side is one of a number of clubs he has spoken to.

"We've had an informal meeting," the 52-year-old

told BBC Scotland. "It's important to see if there's a chemistry, the parties get on and your football philosophies are aligned."

Line-up for British Cycling Championships


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Mark Cavendish, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh, Alex Dowsett, Lizzie Armitstead, Laura Trott and Dame Sarah Storey are all set compete at the British Cycling National Road Championships in Lincolnshire later this month.

The men's and women's time trials take place on Thursday 25 June, before the road races on Sunday 28 June.

Team Sky's Kennaugh is the defending champion in the men's road race, while Trott won the women's event in 2014.


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One of the world's best known athletics coaches is at the centre of doping allegations, according to a BBC investigation.

Alberto Salazar has been accused of violating anti-doping rules, including claims he was involved in doping US record holder Galen Rupp, in 2002.

Rupp and GB Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah are part of Salazar's US stable, the Nike Oregon Project. There is no suggestion Farah has broken any rules.

Salazar and Rupp deny any wrongdoing.

Catch Me If You Can will be shown on BBC1 at 21:00 BST on Wednesday, and afterwards on the BBC iPlayer.

Can the World Cup be moved?


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The future of the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar are now in some doubt after Swiss authorities began investigations into how votes were given to each country during the bidding process.

But can the competition be moved?

BBC Newsbeat investigates.

Tebbut apologises for women 'can't ride' jibe

Horse Racing

A jockeys' coach has apologised after a

BBC interview in which he said women "can't ride".

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) said Michael Tebbutt's remarks, to jockey Katie Walsh, were unacceptable.

Walsh believed the comments were tongue in cheek but fellow rider Lizzie Kelly said Tebbutt should be "ashamed".

Tebbutt said: "I apologise if I have caused any offence, to anyone in Britain or across the world. That was never my intention."

'Blatter is married to Fifa'

Sepp Blatter to resign

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You can always relay on Northern Irish football official Jim Boyce for a colourful comment, and the outgoing Fifa vice president has not let us down with his reflections on Sepp Blatter.

"He is 100% married to Fifa," Boyce said. "People at FIFA tell me that he's in on a Saturday morning and on a Sunday afternoon - it's his life, he has nothing else really and quite honestly I think it was something that he did not want to let go of."

Wiggins feels 'obliged' to attempt record

Track Cycling

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Sir Bradley Wiggins tells BBC Sport that he

feels "obliged" to attempt the hour record this Sunday.

The 2012 Tour de France winner hopes to follow in the footsteps of several cycling legends who have attempted the record, including Eddy Merckx and Francesco Moser.

Getting to know Sepp

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If you're on your way home from work, why not pass the time with our

Sepp Blatter quiz.

Please note: May contain mentions of tight shorts and luxury watches.

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Latest Fifa fall-out


Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

"A source close to the Qatar 2022 World Cup has told the BBC that American law enforcement officials have not been in contact and there have been no requests for information."

Reuters are currently reporting that the FBI investigation does include scrutiny of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup processes. We'll bring you the latest developments when we get them.

Ex-England keeper back at Kidderminster


Tim Flowers
Flowers has been on the backroom staff of a succession of clubs since his playing career finished in 2003

Kidderminster Harriers have brought back former England goalkeeper Tim Flowers to their coaching staff.

Flowers, 48, will become part of the backroom team at Aggborough for a third time, having initially been brought in as goalkeeping coach by then Harriers manager Steve Burr in February 2010.

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

"Djokovic beats Nadal 7-5 6-3 6-1.

"Nadal's reign ends with a double fault and sympathetic applause. Incredible in its own way."

Djokovic dethrones King of Clay


Novak Djokovic has joined Robin Soderling in an elite group.....

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The Serb has become only the second man to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open.

The world number one has breezed into the semi-finals with a three-set victory against the nine-time champion.

You can see all the reaction here on our

live text commentary and on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.

World reaction

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Eyewitness News
Eyewitness News

This splendid cartoon from South Africa's Eyewitness News captures the events of the past 24 hours beautifully. And there's

more where that came from...


Get Involved

Some hypothetical musings for Wednesday.

If I were made Fifa president, I would....

Richard Mcgill: I would make it a rule that you can only have one term as president.

Adrian Rollins: I'd ensure that every town has football academies, paving way for homegrown talent.

Vincenzo Re: I would end war and hunger all over the world, and everyone would be very happy.

Get involved with your own views on

#BBCSportsday or on BBC Sport's
Facebook page.

Leicester begin squad building

Rugby Union

Greg Bateman (left) and Jono Kitto
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Greg Bateman (left) played twice in the Premiership for Exeter while Jono Kitto has played for Bay of Plenty

Leicester have signed Exeter hooker Greg Bateman and former New Zealand Under-20s scrum-half Jono Kitto.

Bateman, 26, has spent two years at Exeter having joined the club in the summer of 2013 from London Welsh.

Kitto, 23, moves to Welford Road having been part of Super Rugby's Chiefs' development squad this year.

Blatter looking to escape

Sepp Blatter to resign

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"Let me out, let me out!!"

Sepp Blatter endured the Honduras v Ecuador match at the 2014 World Cup.

We've been showing you the best Blatter pictures from over the years on Sportsday today. There's still more to come....

Women's Sport Week on the BBC


BBC Radio 5 live

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Women's Sport Week is in full flow and at 21:30 BST on BBC Radio 5 Live you can hear a panel discussion about how to get more females working in the football industry.

BBC commentator and presenter Jacqui Oatley is chairing the debate at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

Rutherford fit for Birmingham?


Greg Rutherford

Olympic and European champion Greg Rutherford looks like he will be competing at this weekend's Diamond League event in Birmingham after injury.

'Authorities don't bother me'

Sepp Blatter to resign

You would think those in the upper echelons of Fifa would be a little twitchy right now. Not Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Issa Hayatou.

Issa Hayatou and Sepp Blatter
Issa Hayatou is a close ally of outgoing Fifa boss Sepp Blatter

Upon his return to Cameroon after the Fifa congress, the 68-year-old said he was not "bothered" by the authorities in Switzerland and that those accused of corruption at the football governing body had been framed.

"Whatever the case, I am not surprised. For 20 years now I have been accused, especially by the Cameroonian and English press. They are the two media organisations that say things about me. But that is nothing. It is just the way life is,"

he said.

French Open latest


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Not that we're encouraging you to leave us here on Sportsday, but if you're into your tennis you can follow all the live action from the French Open


As it stands, Andy Murray is one set up against David Ferrer in their quarter-final, while Novak Djokovic leads Rafael Nadal 7-5 and is about to serve for the second set.

Catch Me If You Can



Since the explosion of steroid use in the 1970s, drug testing regimes have struggled to catch the cheats.

Panorama reporter

Mark Daly investigates serious allegations of doping in athletics, spanning more than 30 years and involving some of the biggest stars in the sport. And, in order to truly understand the world he's entering, Daly becomes a doper himself.

The programme will be broadcast on BBC One on Wednesday at 21:00 BST.

Who can save Fifa?

Sepp Blatter to resign

With the much-mentioned Sepp Blatter on his way out, who can rescue Fifa?

Can we look to a former general secretary with a bubbly name? Or a member of Jordan's royal family? Or a former Newcastle striker and hair shampoo promoter?

BBC Sport has profiled who is in the running to take over.

Click here to read more.

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Blatter does a Redknapp

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"Harry who? Who is this Redknapp man you talk about?"

Sepp Blatter was chauffeured by Prince Ali on a visit to Jordan in 2013.

Throughout the day, we'll be showing you the best Blatter pictures from over the years.

Moyes se queda


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Real Sociedad have

denied speculation that David Moyes is returning to England this summer.

President Jokin Aperribay told the club's official website: "He (Moyes) has never suggested the possibility to go back to England."

Moyes guided the club to 12th place after taking over in November, when the club were hovering above the drop zone.

The 52-year-old former Manchester United manager has been linked with West Ham and Sunderland this summer.

On this day


A collective groan went up when we mentioned this one in the office but, believe it or not, it is 18 years to the day since Roberto Carlos scored his remarkable deviating free-kick against France at Le Tournoi.

The Brazilian has spent most the intervening years trying, without much success, to replicate it...

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Get Involved

If I was Fifa president, I would....

Oluwasola Oloruntobi: I would invite Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger as President and vice respectively.

Welloyod Evans: I'd pretty much add in rugby rules; sin bin for yellow cards, video referees and play continuing for injuries with physios on.

Allison Beaumont: I would ensure women's football was equally promoted and rewarded.

Let us know your thoughts on Twitter via the hashtag

#BBCSportsday and on
BBC Sport's Facebook page.

Zico to stand for presidency

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Brazil legend Zico has confirmed to BBC Brasil that he plans to stand as a candidate in the Fifa presidential election.

"My candidacy will be a reaction to everything that we have seen. I believe that now the race is open to everybody. Everybody knows me, the way I work - I'm a guy not only known for my work in Brazil"

Zico scored 48 goals in 71 appearances for his country. He coached Japan in the 2006 World Cup and has also managed Fenerbahce (Turkey), CSKA Moscow (Russia) and Olympiacos (Greece).

French Open latest


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It's first blood to world number one Novak Djokovic.

The Serb has taken the first set 7-5 against nine-time winner Rafael Nadal.

You can follow all the action from the quarter-finals on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and on BBC Sport's

live text commentary.

Middlesex in with slim victory chance


BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand at Lord's:

Warwickshire 342 & 187, Middlesex 260 & 44-0

"Middlesex are in with a fighting chance of victory on the final evening at Lord's as they reached tea on 44-0 with a target of 270.

"Warwickshire were skittled for 187 in their second innings, including losing five wickets for 25 runs, which opened up the match for both teams.

"There are still 39 overs remaining in the game and the hosts will surely launch an onslaught this evening to turn the match on its head."

Hampshire fight to save draw


BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at the Ageas Bowl:

Hampshire 222 & 170-5, Worcestershire 403-5 (dec)

"Adam Wheater [52 off 98 balls] curbed his natural attacking instinct to help put on 68 for the fifth wicket with Will Smith before he was bowled not playing a shot from an off cutter from seamer Joe Leach.

"Hampshire lost just one wicket in that afternoon session as they seek to come out of the game with a draw."

"Why always me?"

Sepp Blatter to resign

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Sepp, meet Mario. Mario, meet Sepp.

Two footballing figures shake hands after the 2012 European Championship final to discuss how they could increase their popularity around the world.

Throughout the day, we'll be showing you the best Blatter pictures from over the years.

The moment Leicestershire won


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Imagine watching your team win a league match for the first time in three years.

Choked-up commentator Richard Rae describes that moment for BBC Radio Leicester, as Leicestershire beat Essex in division two of the County Championship.

You can listen to his commentary

here and read more about the game in
BBC Sport's report from Chelmsford. Tissues at the ready.

Derby close in on Villa's Weimann


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Derby County are closing in on a deal to sign out-of-favour Aston Villa forward Andreas Weimann,

BBC Radio Derby reports.

Weimann, 23, played 35 games last term and still has a

year remaining on his Villa deal.

But the Austrian was not a first choice for manager Tim Sherwood and only made two appearances after playing against Swansea on 21 March.

The Rams are also understood to be keen on out-of-contract Reading defender Alex Pearce.

Get involved


Dave: I would ensure every world cup is held in a country that meets an approved set of basic human rights.

Alex Isaacs: If I was Fifa president I would encourage all clubs to go public. Cap player wages and encourage charitable donations.

Philosophers Africa: If I was Fifa president, I would ban USA for 2 World Cups (2018 and 2022) for bringing the game into disrepute.

We are asking: If I was Fifa president, I would...

Let us know via #bbcsportsday, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook. And keep them clean...

Demotion 'saved' Doncaster Belles


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Doncaster Belles commercial director Carl Lygo says the Football Association's decision to drop them from the top flight of Women's Super League in 2013 stopped the club from folding.

The Belles were demoted to the second tier after 22 years in the top division following their tender process.

Despite being angry about the decision at the time,

Lygo has told BBC Sport that it actually helped keep them in business.

Fergie time?

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Having been in power for 18 years, some thought Sepp Blatter was deep into 'Fergie Time'.

The former Manchester United boss won Fifa coach of the year award in 2012.

Throughout the day, we'll be showing you the best Blatter pictures from over the years.

Good start from Murray


Brit Andy Murray is currently in quarter-final action in the French Open against David Ferrer. He has just broken the Spaniard to take the first game.

Click here to follow live text of that match