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  1. West Ham to name boss 'within 48 hours'
  2. Liverpool sign Burnley's Danny Ings
  3. Women's World Cup
  4. Italia 90 memories: 25 years on #bbcsportsday

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By Emlyn Begley and Matt Davis

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That's your lot from us for the day, we will see you bright and early tomorrow morning.

Don't forget there is live coverage of the Women's World Cup tonight (all times BST):

Group D: Sweden v Nigeria (21:00) - 20:45-23:00, BBC Sport website & app (second-half on BBC Red Button, 21:50-23:00)

Group D: USA v Australia (00:30) - 23:50-02:30, BBC Two

Group C: Cameroon v Ecuador (00:00) - 23:45-02:00, BBC Red Button & Online


Exeter new boy Oyeleke targets promotion

Manny Oyeleke
Manny Oyeleke spent much of the last two seasons on loan at Aldershot Town

Exeter City have the potential to get promoted to League One, according to new signing Manny Oyeleke.

The 22-year-old midfielder was Exeter's

first signing of the summer after he was released by Brentford last month.

"If we believe in ourselves, have a good start and keep the confidence high, I think we can go all the way.

'GB cycling too involved'

Track Cycling

British Cycling was

"too involved" in Sir Bradley Wiggins' hour record bid, says the coach of fellow Briton Alex Dowsett, the man whose record he beat.

Steve Collins alleged the governing body helped design parts of Wiggins' bike, which he felt was "not allowed".

Asked if he thought British Cycling preferred one rider to another, Collins told BBC Essex: "Oh yes, completely."

But a British Cycling (BC) spokesperson said Dowsett "had technical and operational support from BC personnel".

Wiggins, 35, completed a distance of 54.526km (33.88 miles) at Lee Valley VeloPark in London on Sunday, smashing Dowsett's mark of 52.937km (32.89 miles) that had been set in May.

Nottingham Open


Seeded players Karin Knapp and Ajla Tomljanovic lost in the first round of the Nottingham Open as top-level women's tennis returned to the central England grass-court venue for the first time in 42 years.

The fourth-seeded Knapp lost 6-4, 6-2 to Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium, and Tomljanovic, the number eight seed from Croatia, was beaten 4-6, 7-6, 7-5 by Lauren Davis of the United States.

Other winners before rain arrived late in the afternoon were Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Bojana Jovanovski and Ana Konjuh.

Polish world number 13 Agnieszka Radwanska is the only member of the top 20 playing in the Wimbledon warm-up tournament and is looking to rebound from a first-round loss at the French Open.

Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Billie Jean King won the title the last time the Nottingham Open was staged on the main tour.

Billie Jean King

Xavi to be unveiled in Qatar



Qatari side Al Sadd have announced that Barcelona midfielder Xavi will undergo a medical on Tuesday and be presented as a player on Thursday.

The Spain midfielder, 35, has won eight league titles and four Champions League trophies with the club.

He signed a three-year deal with Al Sadd in May.

Old haunt for Beardsley



Chris Beardsley, 31, has joined Mansfield for the third time in his career, after leaving League Two rivals Stevenage.

Stags manager Adam Murray said: "Chris offers something we lacked last year - a bit of know-how, experience and guile in this league."

Murray has also snapped up Oxford City striker Adi Yussuf on a free transfer.

'It's going to take time' - Button

Formula 1

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso accused his own team of looking like

"amateurs" at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Both he and team-mate Jenson Button retired from the race. McLaren have just four points so far this season.

Button posted on

Facebook today on Monday: "This weekend was quite painful, but so far this season there's been improvement at every race, with the exception of yesterday.

"Hopefully, we'll be back on track in Austria where we have some updates coming! Thank you guys for your continued support, it may take a little time but we'll get there."

Beckham message to England women


David Beckham's Instagram
David Beckham

Could David Beckham's daughter be a future England star? Well she now has her own kit to cheer on England's women in Canada at the World Cup.

The former England captain posted this picture on

Instagram saying: "What an amazing gift from the England woman's team for Harper ... Good luck to the team tomorrow in their first game against France .. #lionesses #pride #England."

England start their World Cup campaign against France at 18:00 BST on Tuesday. There will be live coverage on BBC Two at 17:30 BST and on BBC Radio 5 live.

'He's had more fun in his life'


Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski

We mentioned Lukas Podolski earlier and the 30-year-old is set to win his 124th cap for Germany against USA on Wednesday.

Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has paid tribute to the Arsenal striker.

"In my eyes, he is often underrated. He's got fewer grey hairs than me and that's probably because he's had more fun in his life than I've had. He's always in a good mood."

Oxlade-Chamberlain's holiday snaps


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's Instagram
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain seems to have got over his England snub.

The Arsenal midfielder was left out of Roy Hodgson's England squad for games against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia.

He has been posting pictures on

Instagram of his holiday and here he is pictured with a baby orangutan.

'I still have future at Arsenal'


Lukas Podolski
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Lukas Podolski believes he

still has a future at Arsenal after a disappointing loan spell at Inter Milan.

The Germany forward has fallen out of favour at Emirates Stadium and spent the second half of the season at the Serie A club, scoring one goal in 17 games.

Podolski, 30, has one year left on his Gunners deal and says he would be happy to stay at the London club next season.

"They are a great club and I think I can help them," he said.

"Things can always change, but if needs be I will remain at Arsenal next season."

Rain stops play


Rain in Nottingham
Delyth Lloyd

This is the view at a very rainy and wet Nottingham Open where play has been suspended.

The delay is preventing Britain's Johanna Konta from getting her first round match underway against Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova

The pre-Wimbledon tournament is headlined by Agnieszka Radwanska.

It's also worth keeping an eye on Rafael Nadal, who plays in Stuttgart before his return to Queen's next week.


Watford increase capacity for Premier League

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Watford fans invaded the pitch to celebrate promotion to the Premier League

Watford have announced the construction of 700 more seats at Vicarage Road to increase capacity before their return to the Premier League.

The additional seating will be built in the Sir Elton John Stand, replacing staircases which are currently at the foot of the stand.

That will take the capacity of the ground to above 21,000, more than top-flight rivals Swansea and Bournemouth.

Ronaldo's announcement


Cristiano Ronaldo Twitter
Cristiano Ronaldo

What could the Real Madrid star be on about here do you wonder?

We guess it is probably unconnected to a

tweet by Jack Sullivan, the son of West Ham co-owner David Sullivan.

Jack said: "We expect a major player signing this week, I'll update you as soon as its done."

'England fallen behind top teams'


Eoin Morgan and Brendon McCullum

"We've fallen behind by a long way, and it's time for a catch-up."

That's the

view of England one-day captain Eoin Morgan before the ODI series against New Zealand, which starts at Edgbaston on Tuesday at 14:00 BST.

Follow ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW (from 18:00 BST and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website).

Derby sign Bent


Busy day for Darren Bent, who has posted on

Instagram for the second time today, this time about his move to Derby County following his release by Aston Villa.

"Very happy to become a ram again. Only place I could see myself coming too. Onwards and upwards."

Women's World Cup


USA women's team

Two-time winners USA face Australia, ranked 10th in the world, in Group D at 00:30 BST.

There will be live coverage of the match from 23:50 BST on BBC Two.

Meanwhile in Group C, Cameroon play Ecuador at 00:00 BST with coverage on BBC Red Button and on the BBC Sport website.

Women's World Cup


Attention switches to Group D in the Women's World Cup in Canada tonight.

First up Sweden play Nigeria in Winnipeg at 21:00 BST.

Coverage of the match is live on the BBC Sport website and app from 20:45 with second-half coverage on the BBC Red Button from 21:50 to 23:00.


Aldershot make double signing

Jack Saville

Conference side

Aldershot Town have signed Jack Saville and Tom Richards following their departures from Barnet and Fulham respectively.

Centre-back Saville, 24, made 26 league appearances last season as the Bees won the Conference title.

Left-back Richards, 20, did not make a senior appearance for Fulham but had

a loan spell at Aldershot earlier this year, featuring nine times.

Torquay takeover expected this week


Torquay United

should have new owners by the end of the week, according to the club's acting chairman Bill Phillips.

It is understood that the group of 10 local businessmen hoping to buy the Conference club will meet on Monday night to formalise their takeover plans.

Former Russian Olympic champion dies


Sergei Sharikov, a two-time Olympic fencing champion from Russia, has died in a car crash aged 40, the Russian Olympic Committee has confirmed.

Sharikov won gold in the team saber event at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and the 2000 Sydney Games, as well as individual saber silver in 1996 and team saber bronze in 2004.

Russian media reported that Sharikov lost control of an off-road vehicle while driving southwest of Moscow on Saturday and crashed head-on into a car carrying two police officers.


Play-off hero Beckford agrees Preston move

Jermaine Beckford
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Jermaine Beckford will join Preston on a two-year deal from 1 July from Bolton Wanderers after helping North End win promotion to the Championship.

The 31-year-old scored a hat-trick at Wembley in Preston's League One play-off final win over Swindon last month.

He joined the Lilywhites on loan from Bolton last November and the former Everton and Leeds striker netted 18 goals in his 31 appearances.

"It is somewhere that feels like home," he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

Collins joins Stags from Northampton


Mansfield Town have signed defender Lee Collins on a free transfer.

The 26-year-old was a free agent having not been offered new terms by Northampton Town for next season.

Collins has played more than 300 games during a career which has included a four-year spell at Port Vale and

two seasons with the Cobblers.

Derbyshire in command after White blast

Kent 205 & 112, Derbyshire 86 & 70-1

Having been bowled out for only 86 in their first innings and then see Kent reach 73-3 at lunch, Derbyshire have bounced back on the second afternoon to take control of the match.

Wayne White took 6-25 to dismiss the hosts for only 112 - their last nine wickets falling for only 49 runs - and then Billy Godleman (30 not out) and Chesney Hughes (25 not out) shared 64 for the second wicket to guide Derbyshire to 70-1 at tea.

The away side need 162 more runs to secure victory.

Tigers call off US match

Rugby Union

Leicester Tigers have

cancelled a historic friendly in the United States because the US governing body have refused to sanction the match.

Some tickets had already been sold for the game in Philadelphia in August, which was intended to help launch a US professional league.

"Our experience in this case could lead you to question whether USA Rugby is more keen to protect its own commercial interests than to serve and promote the game of rugby as a whole in their country," said Leicester chief executive Simon Cohen.

Big air snowboarding introduced

Pyeongchang 2018

Four new events have been added to the programme for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

The South Korean Games will feature curling mixed doubles, speed skating mass start, big air snowboarding and a team event in downhill skiing.

The new snowboarding event will replace the parallel slalom.

Wish you were here


Jack Grealish
Jack Grealish

The FA Cup final thrashing to Arsenal looks a world away for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish as he swims with a dolphin on holiday.

The 19-year-old said: "Swam with dolphins today. Was absolutely unreal. Can't believe how fake they look."


Villa Ladies re-sign Stringer from Blues

Abbeyleigh Stringer
The FA

Aston Villa Ladies have re-signed central midfielder Abbeyleigh Stringer from Birmingham City Ladies.

The 20-year-old has made two appearances for Blues in Women's Super League Division One this season after signing for them last July.

"We are delighted to welcome Abbeyleigh back," Villa head coach Joe Hunt said.

"It's another positive signing for the club, it's a player that knows everyone at the club so will find it easy to settle in."

Collingwood keeps Durham hopes alive

Durham 189 & 141-6, Somerset 225

BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Chester-le-Street:

"As things stand it doesn't look like this game will be heading to a fourth day. The third day may have little action too, come to that.

"Durham are struggling on 141-6 in their second innings, which is a lead of only 101. While Paul Collingwood remains out in the middle they do have some hope. He's rescued them many times before and has put on 40 so far for the seventh wicket with Paul Coughlin.

"Collingwood has 44 and Coughlin 23, but mostly Durham have found the going tough this afternoon on a difficult wicket."

Italia 90 memories


Roberto Baggio
Getty Images

Roberto Baggio scored a wonderful individual goal for hosts Italy against Czechoslovakia during the 1990 World Cup group game in Rome.

Baggio would go on to be one of the stars of the tournament as his side finished third, and four years later would be even more instrumental in Italy's run to the World Cup final.

Watch his goal


Glos recover against Lancashire

Lancashire 275, Gloucestershire 229-5

BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt at Bristol:

"An afternoon in which the game completely changed course.

"Two experienced campaigners, Michael Klinger and Geraint Jones, added an unbeaten 139 in the session, with Klinger three runs short of three figures.

"Jones's attacking intent was the perfect foil to the obdurate concentration of his partner."

Bairstow hits ton for Yorkshire

Middlesex 212 & 45-0, Yorkshire 229

BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand at Headingley:

"Middlesex have just about kept their noses in front at tea on the second day at Headingley despite a magnificent century from Jonny Bairstow that handed Yorkshire an unlikely first-innings advantage.

"Having been reduced to 96-6 after losing two wickets to the first three balls of the day, the hosts were eventually all out for 229, with Bairstow unbeaten on 125 on a seamer-friendly pitch.

"The lead of 17 was quickly knocked off though as the Middlesex openers survived the 16 overs before the tea interval."

Levi leads Northants reply

Essex 276, Northants 249-5

BBC Sport's Elizabeth Ammon at Northampton:

"It is tea at Wantage Road after a good session for the home side. Runs have accumulated steadily in a 91-run partnership between Richard Levi and Josh Cobb, who ticked along at four an over and looked very solid.

"The partnership was broken by the last ball before tea when Adil Malik got a bit of turn, enough to induce the edge to the only slip fielder, to remove Cobb for 40, but Levi is still there on 78.

"Northants have reduced the first-innings deficit to just 27 on a docile, albeit dry, pitch. This evening session will be interesting to see just how much of a first innings lead they can get."

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Adam in Southampton: I assume Liverpool do realise Danny Ings doesn't actually play for Southampton?

Athletes 'not unfeeling robots'


British sprinter Christine Ohuruogu

British 400m runner Christine Ohuruogu has been talking to BBC Sport about the publicity surrounding Mo Farah.

Farah's coach Alberto Salazar denies allegations made in a BBC investigation he has used illegal doping practices. There is no suggestion Farah is involved.

Ohuruogu, who once served a year ban for missing three out-of-competition drug tests, said: "It's hard - people don't realise that we're not robots.

"When people say nasty things it does hurt. It's not something you can just push to the back of your mind and get back on the track and run. It does a lot more damage than people think it does."

Pits & Giggles

Formula 1

Canada Grand Prix: Groundhogs, tantrums & golf buggy stunts
BBC Sport


watching an alternative take on the weekend's Formula 1 action?

A quartet of Hollywood actors were on hand to witness the action in Canada, Lewis Hamilton had fun on on a golf cart, Eddie Jordan and David Coulthard suffered a fashion faux pas and there were some top-class team-radio tantrums.

For post-race discussion and analysis from Montreal,

watch the Canadian Grand Prix Forum on iPlayer.

Fifa film flops


Tim Roth as Sepp Blatter

A vanity film about the history of Fifa has flopped in the US, taking £397 in its opening weekend.

One of the 10 screens showing it sold one ticket.

United Passions was funded by about £17m of Fifa cash, and was completed before corruption charges were made against 14 of its officials in May.

Starring Tim Roth as Sepp Blatter, the hagiography of football's governing body has had damning reviews.

The Guardian added that "as proof of corporate insanity it is a valuable case study".

West Ham to name new boss


West Ham say they will announce their new manager within the next 48 hours.

The club's board spent the weekend interviewing applicants and after drawing up a shortlist they are now at an advanced stage with the favoured candidates.

Sam Allardyce left the post after four years at Upton Park and former Croatia boss and West Ham defender Slaven Bilic is

reportedly favourite for the job.

Five in Rangers frame


Chairman Dave King has revealed

there are five candidates for the Rangers manager's job after it was confirmed that the Ibrox club face a second season in the Scottish Championship.

Stuart McCall, who took over from Kenny McDowall in March, is one of the five, while former Brentford boss Mark Warburton has confirmed that he has spoken to Rangers.

King has promised to "over-invest" and do "whatever it takes" to ensure their promotion.

Isle of Man TT

Brothers set record a year after crash

Ben and Tom Birchall
The pair crashed heavily at Glen Helen last year while leading the first race.

Ben and Tom Birchall clinched their second TT win in Monday's opening sidecar event, setting a new race record in the process.

The Mansfield brothers were 24 seconds ahead of runners-up John Holden and Dan Sayle after three laps of racing in perfect conditions.

The Birchall pair recorded the second fastest sidecar lap ever on their second circuit, averaging 116.060mph - a year after crashing heavily at Glen Helen.