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By Mandeep Sanghera and Matt Davis

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Good evening

That's it from Sportsday, but there is a feast of live sport on the BBC this evening.

England are playing their first match of the Women's World Cup which is live on BBC Two, while there is also live text commentary


Meanwhile after England's record score, New Zealand are trying to chase 409 to win the first ODI at Edgbaston.

There is live text commentary

here on that match and ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

Leeds sign goalkeeper Horton


Championship club

Leeds United have signed goalkeeper Charlie Horton, 20, on a two-year contract.

USA Under-23 international Horton joined Cardiff from League One side Peterborough in 2014, but failed to make an appearance for the club.

Ayew in talks with Swansea


Andre Ayew

Good news for Swansea City fans.

Ghana forward Andre Ayew has

held talks with Swansea about a possible move to the Liberty Stadium.

Talks will continue on Wednesday when the player could also have a medical.

The 25-year-old's contract with Marseille expired in June.

He scored 52 goals for the French club in 181 appearances since joining them in 2006.

Mourinho could play hardball over Cech


Chelsea keeper Petr Cech (left) and Blues manager Jose Mourinho
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Chelsea keeper Petr Cech is reportedly a target for Arsenal but Blues boss Jose Mourinho has warned the Gunners they may have to send a player his way if any deal is to be done.

"Every club that is interested in Petr, I can find a player that I like in that team too," said Mourinho.

"My answer is not important because the owner is the owner, he is the person with the perspective I admire a lot, respect a lot. He respects a lot of people who do important things for him.

"I'm different. I have the same respect for Petr that everybody at the club has, but my answer would be, no way. If the answer is different I will accept that."

Lineham agrees Warrington switch

Rugby League

Warrington Wolves have

signed Hull FC winger Tom Lineham in a four-year deal to start in the 2016 season.

They have paid £140,000 for the 22-year-old, who is Super League's second-highest try-scorer this season with 15.

"Tom's try-scoring speaks for itself and he is a player I have greatly admired for years since he came on the scene," Warrington head coach Tony Smith told the club website.

England start World Cup campaign

France v England (18:00 BST)

England fans

England women's World Cup campaign is underway against France in New Brunswick, Canada.

The match is live on BBC Two and there is live text commentary


Hazard worth more than Ronaldo


Eden Hazard
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Chelsea's Eden Hazard is worth more than Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo according to the latest report by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory.

The Belgian was valued between £135.4 million and £148.9m behind Barcelona's Lionel Messi rated the most valuable at £255.3m to £280.8m.

Real Madrid forward Ronaldo is third on the list worth £113.3m to £124.7m, Neymar fourth at £89.6m to £98.5m and fifth is Manchester City's Sergio Aguero worth £78.2m to £86.0m.

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling is the highest English player on the list worth £73.7m to £81.0m.

The data looks at a player's age, the length of their contract and the level of their performance as well as taking into account their club's results and achievements, to work out how much the player would be worth in the transfer market.

Southgate hopes for motivated Ings


Danny Ings

Danny Ings will go into the Under-21 European Championship on the back of agreeing a move to Liverpool and England boss Gareth Southgate hopes to reap the rewards of a striker in buoyant mood.

"He is excited," said Southgate. "He is a player we like a lot. He has grown with us. He is always wanting to learn and always wanting to improve. It's a great opportunity for him.

"After this summer, he is only eligible for the seniors and he will face new experiences like European football.

"He has proven he can score goals in the Premier League with a [Burnley] side that didn't create as many chances as Liverpool."

Brilliant Buttler


England's have smashed their highest ever ODI score by reaching 408-9 from 50 overs against New Zealand. Yes, you read right, 4-0-8. Joe Root blasted 104 from 78 balls ands Jos Buttler smashed 129 off 77 balls. You can follow live text commentary


Kevin Pietersen on Twitter
Michael Vaughan on Twitter.

Sanchez wants more at Arsenal


Alexis Sanchez with the FA Cup
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Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been reflecting on a 'bittersweet' season with the Gunners as he prepares to play in the Copa America with Chile.

The north London club won the FA Cup and finished third in the top flight but Sanchez says: "I would have liked to have been in the Champions League final, to have won the Premier League title.

"I would have liked to be in the Champions League final or to have won the Premier League title. I believe we have a bunch of skilful players so to not achieve more is disappointing."

US Open qualifying


Stewart Cink tweet

Stewart Cink will miss out on a 20th consecutive US Open appearance at Chambers Bay in Washington next week after failing to come through qualifying.

The American, who won the Open in 2009, joins the likes of Chris DiMarco and Brett Wetterich in missing out, but England's Luke Donald has earned a place after topping the leaderboard at the Bears Club in Jupiter.

Quids in for Grimsby


Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst could be handed a bulging transfer kitty as a fund comprising supporters donations has

doubled its target.

The Mariners finished third in the Conference but lost a play-off final penalty shootout to Bristol Rovers.

Determined to see their side promoted, a supporters' trust set a donation target of £20,000 but more than £41,000 has been contributed inside a week.

Hamilton vows to stay on rails

Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton (left), with Kanye West, Olivier Rousteing and Kim Kardashian
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Two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton says his self-professed rock and roll lifestyle away from F1 will not lead him astray.

"Jumping off the boat, jumping off rocks, jet skiing, all those things I like to do, I still do them," says the 30-year-old.

"That's me going wild. There's no other way I want to go. What else is there to do?, I am already living life to the full.

"I never ever want to do either (drink or drugs), I can't really understand why people do it. So no. I've never had it my family."

Bilic appointed West ham boss


This was a big story earlier in the day as West Ham appointed Slaven Bilic as their new manager.

The club's joint chairman David Gold has tweeted:

David Gold

Women's World Cup

France v England (18:00 BST)

Want to know how to follow the Women's World Cup across BBC Sport?

Have a little look at this video...

And a reminder, England start their World Cup campaign against France at 18:00 BST live on BBC Two, with live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Konta wins in Nottingham


British number two Johanna Konta has beaten Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3 6-3 in the first round the Nottingham Open.

Konta is ranked 88 places below seventh seed Rybarikova.

Wales ponder Millennuim return


Cardiff's Millennium Stadium
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Cardiff's Millennium Stadium hosted its first football international in 2000

Wales could

return to the Millennium Stadium if they qualify for Euro 2016, says Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford.

Cardiff City Stadium will host Chris Coleman's side remaining home qualifiers but the FAW chief is open to a return to the home of Welsh rugby should the side qualify for their first major tournament finals since 1958.

"Let's see where we get with the qualifiers," Ford said. "We've always had the intention of going back to the Millennium Stadium at some point in the future.

Women's World Cup

France v England (18:00 BST)

England and Great Britain hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh

tweeted:"Good luck to England tonight in their opening game of the World Cup v France. Take it to them and show them what you've got #lionesses #ENG"

England team announced

France v England (18:00 BST)

England team to face France: Bardsley, A Scott, Rafferty, Williams, Houghton (C), Bassett, J Scott, Aluko, Bronze, Chapman, White

Remember you can watch the match live on BBC Two with coverage from 17:30 BST and follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website from 17:00 BST.

Meet the players

France v England (18:00 BST)

Jodie Taylor

Nottingham Open


Britain's Johanna Konta has taken the first set 6-3 against Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in the first round the Nottingham Open.

Weah gets Liberia summons


George Weah
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George Weah with his son in 2005

George Weah's oldest son has been included in Liberia's squad for Sunday's 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier in Togo.

George junior, 27, was in the youth ranks at AC Milan while his father was at the club and his last club was Paris St-Germain's amateur team, for whom he made two substitute appearances in 2014.

Liberia's new coach, James Debbah, is a relative of Weah's...

Question of Sport teaser


Remember we asked you which six players have matched Jimmy Anderson's feat of taking 100 ODI wickets for England since 2000?

The answer? Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Paul Collingwood, Darren Gough, Andrew Flintoff and Graeme Swann.

Match facts

France v England (18:00 BST)

Some stats from Opta ahead of France v England in the Women's World Cup at 18:00 BST.

  • Chelsea's Eniola Aluko scored 13 goals in 10 qualifying appearances for England on the road to Canada
  • France have lost none of their six competitive matches against the England, with three wins and three draws
  • England have won four and lost none of their last seven World Cup group games, scoring 16 goals in the process
Eni Aluko

Middle-order stand boosts Lancashire

Lancashire 275 & 197-6, Gloucestershire 277

BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt at Bristol:

"It is finely poised still at Bristol. Four wickets fell in the afternoon, but a half-century partnership between Jordan Clark and Alex Davies has given Lancashire a lead of 195 with four wickets left.

"A superb run out of Ashwell Prince by Craig Miles to add to his eight wickets in the game so far and a brilliant catch from Benny Howell epitomised an all-round impressive performance from Gloucestershire."

Carver sacked by Newcastle


If you want more on the sackings of Newcastle manager John Carver and coach Steve Stone, our colleagues at BBC Newcastle are running

live reaction here.

Nottingham Open


Delyth Lloyd

BBC Radio 5 live

Nottingham Open
Delyth Lloyd

British number two Johanna Konta finally underway against Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in her first round match at the Nottingham Open.

The match was due to be played on Monday but delayed because of rain.

Yorkshire on course for victory

Middlesex 212 & 229, Yorkshire 229 & 91-1

BBC Radio London 94.9's Kevin Hand:

"Yorkshire have put themselves in a great position to claim the victory at tea on day three at Leeds.

"Having been set 213 to win, the hosts were 91-1 with Adam Lyth on 48 and England team-mate Gary Ballance 22.

"Middlesex need some inspiration from one of their bowlers if they are to find a way of avoiding their first defeat of the season."

Westley century boosts Essex

Essex 276 & 181-3, Northants 444

Essex batsman Tom Westley completed an excellent century as the visitors wiped out their first-innings deficit at Wantage Road.

He reached three figures off 122 balls, his innings featuring 18 fours, and was 105 not out at tea, with Jesse Ryder on 32.

Their fourth wicket stand is worth 98, but the lead is only 15 runs and Essex cannot afford a final-session collapse.

Enrique stays as Barca boss


Luis Enrique has erased any doubts over his future as Barcelona coach by renewing his contract until 2017.

He led the club to the treble of La Liga, Cop del Rey and Champions League glory this season but was unsure if he was staying in his role following success in the latter. However, as BBC Sport's Spanish football writer Andy West tweets...

Andy West on Twitter

The news has since been confirmed by Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Women's World Cup catch-up

France v England (18:00 BST)


In just under two hours England women kick-off their World Cup campaign against France in New Brunswick, Canada.

To whet your appetite take a look at

yesterday's highlights in a bite sized 10 minutes as the USA took on Australia in the 'group of death, plus Japan v Switzerland and Cameroon v Ecuador.

'F1 like piloting airliners'

Formula 1

David Coulthard

BBC Sport

Fernando Alonso
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"From seeing the reaction on social media following the race, I know I am not the only person who did not like what I saw at the Canadian Grand Prix.

"It seems to me that this is the biggest issue at the heart of complaints that Formula 1 is not what it should be, in terms of a test of man and machine on the limit at all times.

"The sport has gone from the bucking bronco cars driven by Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost and Nigel Mansell, to an exercise in systems management which Fernando Alonso likened to piloting airliners."

Read more for David Coulthard here.

Women's World Cup

France v England (18:00 BST)

Stephanie Houghton

The England captain herself is reminding you to watch her side's opening match...

Durham top after beating Somerset

Durham 189 & 314, Somerset 225 & 158

Durham have moved to the top of Division One in the County Championship after beating Somerset by 120 runs at Chester-le-Street.

Chasing 279 to win, Somerset were bowled out for 158 shortly before tea.

Paul Coughlin did the damage with the ball, claiming 4-10, while Graham Onions chipped in with three wickets.

Hutchinson's comeback

Isle of Man TT

How about this for a comeback...

Five years after almost losing a leg and 30 operations later, Ian Hutchinson has

won his second race at the Isle of Man TT.

The 35-year-old from Yorkshire went close to losing his leg after a serious crash at Silverstone in 2010 and was out of action for several seasons.

Women's World Cup

France v England (18:00 BST)

England women
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Who's the brainiest member of England's World Cup squad? Who's the moodiest? And who is the team DJ?

Manchester City's Jill Scott tells all...

England face France in their opening World Cup game on Tuesday (18:00 BST). You can watch the match live on BBC Two and on the BBC Sport website.

Carver sacked by Newcastle


Only QPR (12) collected fewer Premier League points during John Carver's time as Newcastle boss than the Magpies. (Opta)

UCI happy with Wiggins bike

Track Cycling

Sir Bradley Wiggins

Cycling's world governing body has no concerns over the equipment used by Sir Bradley Wiggins in his successful UCI Hour Record attempt on Sunday.

Steve Collins, a coach who helped Alex Dowsett set the record on 2 May, claimed Wiggins' bike was not commercially available and therefore against regulations.

The UCI said in a statement: "Bradley Wiggins' bike and equipment were thoroughly assessed by UCI officials before and after the UCI Hour Record attempt and were judged to be fully compliant with UCI regulations."

Carver sacked by Newcastle


John Carver and Alan Pardew
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John Carver, 50, took charge of Newcastle for the final 20 games of the season following the departure of Alan Pardew to Crystal Palace, but won just three matches.

Former England and Derby County manager

Steve McClaren is the favourite to be appointed as Pardew's permanent successor when he returns from holiday later this week.

Gerrard urges Sterling to stay


Steven Gerrard (left) and Raheem Sterling
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Liverpool fans might be stuck for who to replace Steven Gerrard with at the pinnacle of their affections but the former captain believes it could be Raheem Sterling if he stays at the club.

Sterling, 20, has rejected a new deal with the Merseysiders and has told boss Brendan Rodgers he wants to leave.

"I think there's a position there for him to be the number one player in the team," said Gerrard, who will be plying his trade with LA Galaxy in the United States.

"He can be adored and have that adulation from supporters that the likes of Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres have experienced."