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  1. England v Colombia (21:00 BST)
  2. Armitstead crashes after stage win
  3. Premier League & Football League fixture lists released
  4. Liverpool reject Man City's £35.5m Sterling bid
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By Steve Canavan and Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

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Right, that's it for another Sportsday but don't worry there is plenty to keep you interested tonight.

You can follow England v New Zealand in the cricket

here, the latest from the European Under-21 championship
here and England against Colombia in the Women's World Cup coming up shortly. Enjoy.

Women's World Cup

England v Colombia (21:00 BST)

England manager Mark Sampson says striker Jodie Taylor and midfielder Jordan Nobbs (pictured) could feature against Colombia.

The pair are yet to feature in England's two opening games after returning from injuries.

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Sampson said 29-year-old striker Taylor, who has had knee surgery, was set to play a part against Mexico but was rested as a precaution because of swelling at half-time.

Arsenal midfielder Nobbs, 22, has had recent hamstring problems. However, Sampson said she has been "waiting her turn" after good displays by other midfielders such as Jade Moore.

Watch live from 20:30 BST on BBC Three and online, plus commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and text coverage on the BBC Sport website

Aguero staying Blue

Football gossip

Daily Star: Man City's Argentina forward Sergio Aguero, 27, insists he is happy at Etihad Stadium and believes he can become the best player in the world at the Premier League club.

Women's World Cup

England v Colombia (21:00 BST)

Want to know what England need to do to go through to the knockout stages?

If England beat Colombia and better France's goal difference in the process, they will top the group. Finishing second means facing previous World Cup winners Norway in the second round but a draw could also see England qualify as one of the best third-placed teams.

Clear as mud, right?

Watch live from 20:30 BST on BBC Three and online, plus commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and text coverage on the BBC Sport website

On this day


Brazil v Czechoslovakia
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In 1962, goals from Amarildo, Zito and Vava enabled Brazil to beat Czechoslovakia 3-1 in Santiago and win the World Cup. They became only the second team to retain the trophy, after Italy achieved the feat in 1938.

Catalans sign Kiwi outside back Inu

Rugby League

Catalans Dragons have signed New Zealand international Krisnan Inu from French rugby union side Stade Francais for the remainder of the season.

Inu, 28, joined Stade from Canterbury Bulldogs in August 2014 and made six appearances for the Top 14 champions, scoring one try.

Fleetwood sign midfielder Ryan


Fleetwood have signed 26-year-old midfielder

Jimmy Ryan on a two-year deal after he turned down a new contract with Chesterfield.

"I sincerely believe he is one of the best midfielders in League One," Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley told the club website.

More than 50 money-laundering cases


Swiss prosecutors are investigating 53 cases of possible money laundering as they look into Fifa's handling of bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, officials have revealed.

Attorney general Michael Lauber said the "suspicious" cases had been reported by banks and that a "huge and complex" inquiry into football's world body could take months if not years.

Officials said the 53 are individuals and companies and that each case could involve many more transactions.

Fifa latest


Fifa ethics prosecutor Cornel Borbely says he is prepared to open more cases against officials as part of the investigations into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Borbely says "should new evidence come to light" his team "will widen the group of suspects".

He added that his department "has taken the necessary preparatory measures for this and is prepared to increase its staff numbers at any time if needed".

Jones claims gold in Baku


Jade Jones
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Jade Jones secured taekwondo gold for Great Britain at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Olympic champion Jones beat Croatia's Ana Zaninovic 12-9 in the final of the -57kg event.

The win also earned the 22-year-old from Flint ranking points which count towards Rio Olympics qualification.

It was Britain's third gold medal of the games, following

Gordon Benson's triathlon success and
Charlie Maddock's -49kg taekwondo victory.

Five Britons to play in Wimbledon wheelchair doubles

Wheelchair Tennis

British wheelchair tennis player Gordon Reid
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Five Britons, including Grand Slam champions Jordanne Whiley and Gordon Reid will compete in the men's and women's wheelchair doubles events at Wimbledon.

Whiley and Japan's Yui Kamiji will defend their women's title while Lucy Shuker will join forces with Germany's Sabine Ellerbrock at SW19 for the second successive year and Louise Hunt will make her debut with Katherina Kruger.

Reid will team up with Frenchman Michael Jeremiasz while rising star Alfie Hewett will also be competing on grass for the first time and will play with Joachim Gerard from Belgium.

Roberts to play in Varsity match

Rugby Union

Jamie Roberts
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Wales and British & Irish Lions centre

Jamie Roberts will play for Cambridge University in the Varsity match against Oxford at Twickenham on 10 December.

The 28-year-old, who is set to join Harlequins that month, is studying at Cambridge part-time for a Masters degree in medical science.

Following this autumn's World Cup with Wales, Roberts will play a number of games for the University, and he will become the first current British & Irish Lion to play in the Varsity match since Hugo MacNeill in 1983.

On this day


Justin Rose
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In 2013, Justin Rose captured his first major championship after winning the US Open at Merion.

Cardiff Blues make Dolan capture

Rugby Union

United States forward Cameron Dolan has joined Cardiff Blues from Northampton Saints.

The 10-times capped international, who can play lock or in the back row, joined Northampton in December 2013 and made his senior debut for them against Leicester Tigers in the LV Cup in January.

"His aerial skills are outstanding, he looks for work and he has had exposure to the strong culture at Northampton Saints," Blues general manager Billy Millard told the club's official website.

"Cam will add real energy to our group and is hungry to build on an outstanding USA international career."

New contract for Dawson

Rugby League

Matty Dawson
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St Helens have given versatile back

Matty Dawson a two-year contract extension which will keep him at the club until the end of 2017.

Dawson has made 19 appearances since joining Saints from Huddersfield before the start of the 2014 season.

"I had no hesitation to re-sign with the Saints," said Dawson.

"I said when I signed two years ago that I was overwhelmed to be joining such a club and to accept another deal is a no-brainer."

Leicester City sack three players


Leicester have sacked three players, including James Pearson - manager Nigel Pearson's son.

The trio appeared to take part in a racist sex tape, filmed on the club's end-of-season tour of Thailand.

"The decision follows the conclusion of an internal investigation and disciplinary proceedings, as a consequence of events that took place during the club's end-of-season goodwill tour of Thailand," read a club statement.

Read more here.

Hampshire fined for discipline breaches


Hampshire players celebrate
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Hampshire have been fined £4,000 and handed suspended points deductions for several breaches of discipline by players.

The Cricket Discipline Commission Disciplinary Panel heard there had been five or more separate fixed penalty offences in the last year.

Deductions of 16 County Championship points and two points in each of the T20 Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup have been suspended for a year.

They will be imposed if a further breach occurs within that period.

Marvellous Maddock


Charlie Maddock won Great Britain's second gold medal at the European Games after claiming the women's -49 kg taekwondo title - and you can watch how she did it


Charlie Maddock
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Maddock overpowered her Serbian opponent Tijana Bogdanovic for much of the contest, but with the scores tied at 9-9, the fight went into a fourth and final round where the Briton struck first to claim gold.

Great Britain's medal tally at the Games in Baku now stands at four, after Gordon Benson won Britain's first gold medal in the triathlon on Sunday.

Jones reaches final


Great Britain's Jade Jones has reached the final of the women's -57kg at the European Games in Baku.

Jones will face Ana Zaninovic of Croatia from 18:15 BST.

Women's World Cup

England v Colombia (21:00 BST)

Alistair Magowan

BBC Sport in Montreal

Fran Kirby
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Fran Kirby - the England forward nicknamed "Mini Messi" - is ready for a physical battle when she faces Group F leaders Colombia on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old scored in the 2-1 victory over Mexico, putting England in charge of their own destiny in Group F.

A win or a draw against Colombia will guarantee qualification to the Women's World Cup second round.

"If Colombia try and kick me up, that means I'm winning so I'll give them a cheeky smile and carry on," said Kirby. "That will probably annoy them even more but I think I'll be all right."

Watch live from 20:30 BST on BBC Three and online, plus commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and text coverage on the BBC Sport website

Dettori claims 50th Royal Ascot win

Horse Racing

Frank Keogh

BBC Sport

Jockey Frankie Dettori claimed his 50th career Royal Ascot win with victory on Osaila in a photo finish in the Sandringham Handicap.

His 13-2 chance, trained by Richard Hannon, just edged out Always Smile.

The Italian-born rider, 44, is enjoying a renaissance this season, including a recent Classic double with Star Of Seville in the French Oaks and Golden Horn winning the Derby at Epsom

Lester Piggott holds the all-time record for Royal Ascot wins - with a total of 116 victories.

Villa sign defender Richards


Micah Richards will join Aston Villa on a four-year deal after his Manchester City contract expires on 1 July.

He spent last season on loan at Italian club Fiorentina and has 13 England caps.

"I'm really pleased to get Micah on board and I'm sure he will prove to be an excellent signing for the football club," said Villa boss Tim Sherwood.

England v New Zealand update


Mitchell Santner
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The runs have continued to flow in the one-day series between England and New Zealand.

The Kiwis have hit 349-7 in the fourth ODI at Trent Bridge and England need to win to keep the five-match series alive as they trail 2-1.

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Villa sign defender Richards


Micah Richards
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Aston Villa have signed right-back Micah Richards.

The 26-year-old defender has agreed a four-year deal with the Premier League club and will join on a free transfer on 1 July after his contract with Manchester City expires.

Carvalhal set to be named Owls boss


Carlos Carvalhal
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Sheffield Wednesday are

set to name Carlos Carvalhal as their new head coach, BBC Radio Sheffield reports.

It is understood Wednesday want Swindon Town boss Mark Cooper to assist the 49-year-old Portuguese.

The Championship side parted company with Stuart Gray last Friday after 18 months in charge at Hillsborough.

Get involved - Fixtures day

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What is your reaction to your club's fixtures. Here are a few so far...

Daniel Nixon: Decent fixture list for Arsenal, aside from the horrifying prospect of Stoke City away in the middle of January.

The Dan Shewell: Did not want to be facing Bournemouth away on the first game of the season. Going to be a very tricky start for Aston Villa.

The Tea in Team: Every year I look at the new fixtures and think: 'What a terrible draw, we could lose our first 19 games'. #thfc

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Southend manager Brown signs new deal


Phil Brown
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Southend United manager

Phil Brown has signed a new three-year contract with the League One club.

The 56-year-old former Hull and Preston boss led the Shrimpers to promotion to the third tier with a League Two play-off final victory over Wycombe on penalties at Wembley in May.

"The fans have been great to me since I joined Southend United," he said. "I'll be here next season and we need their support as well, as we'll be taking on some massive clubs for the division."

The Eagle has landed, and won

Frank Keogh

BBC Sport

Free Eagle

edged out The Grey Gatsby in a photo finish to win the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The 5-2 favourite, ridden by Pat Smullen for trainer Dermot Weld, won by a short head from the fast-finishing second, with Western Hymn third.

Weld said Free Eagle, returning after 242 days off, will now have the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in October as a target.

The Grey Gatsby, under Jamie Spencer, struggled for room before closing.

Wilshere fined £40,000


Jack Wilshere

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere has been fined £40,000 by the Football Association and severely warned as to his future conduct after admitting to a charge of misconduct.

Wilshere was found guilty of making and/or inciting certain comments during the club's open bus trophy tour after their FA Cup Final victory, with his conduct deemed to be improper and bringing the game into disrepute.

The 23-year-old led fans in three chants which mocked Premier League rivals Tottenham. He later apologised.

Azarenka pulls out of Aegon Classic


Victoria Azarenka
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Victoria Azarenka says she is withdrawing from the Aegon Classic in Birmingham with a left foot problem.

"It's very disappointing for me to make this decision but I tried to practice and it just doesn't feel 100%.

"I don't think it's the best time for me to take a risk right now, especially right before Wimbledon and I need to make sure I have the best preparation possible."

Ivanovic out


Defending champion Ana Ivanovic lost to qualifier Michelle Larcher De Brito in the first round of the Aegon Classic.

Ana Ivanovic

Serb second seed Ivanovic, 27, double-faulted at match point to hand her 22-year-old Portuguese opponent a 6-4 3-6 7-6 (8-6) victory in Birmingham.

De Brito is ranked 128 places behind Ivanovic, who is seventh in the world.

Happy birthday

Eddy Merckx
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Celebrating today are five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx (70), five-time Wimbledon ladies' singles champion Venus Williams (35), Australia all-rounder Shane Watson (34) and Liverpool and England midfielder Jordan Henderson (25).

Farah back on track


Mo Farah has announced he will return to the track for the first time since the doping allegations against his coach at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on 17 July.

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The double Olympic champion pulled out of the Sainsbury's Birmingham Grand Prix earlier this month, stating he was "physically and emotionally drained" in the wake of allegations made by the BBC's Panorama programme against his coach Alberto Salazar and training partner Galen Rupp.

Both men have denied the claims, while Farah has not been accused of doing anything illegal.

Rather than racing in Birmingham, the 32-year-old jetted back to his Portland home to seek answers from Salazar.

Watford need to spend right


John Barnes
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Newly-promoted Watford face a trip to Everton in their opening Premier League game of the season and ex-Hornets wingerJohn Barnes says his former club need to try to spend intelligently in order to stay up.

"They need to strengthen in all areas. When teams come up from the Championship, the gulf is huge," Barnes told the London Evening Standard.

"They can't think they have a good enough defence. They need to be realistic. There's no point spending millions and millions because the best players won't go to Norwich or Watford."

Sturridge raring to go

Football fixtures released

Daniel Sturridge's season was ruined by injuries last term. The Liverpool striker, then, has more reasons than most to be excited by Wednesday's fixture announcement... 

Just saw next seasons fixtures. I'm excited right now. Working hard to help bring my team some success next season #LFC

bbc-coverageRaonic v Gasquet

Aegon Championships

After Kevin Anderson's stunning win over Stanislas Wawrinka, it's now time for the meeting of Richard Gasquet and Milos Raonic.

You can watch that match live here

Surrey build lead on third day

Surrey 406 & 166-2, Glamorgan 437

BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Guildford:

"Surrey's batsmen enjoyed the afternoon session as Arun Harinath led the way with a mostly untroubled knock of 87 to steer the home side to a lead of 135.

"The pace was a lot quieter than in the morning, when Glamorgan's Graham Wagg blasted his way to 200, including 11 sixes and 21 fours.

"With four sessions left, Surrey face some interesting calculations if they have the option to declare, though they may not want to give Glamorgan a chance to cut the gap between second and third in the table."

Wawrinka falls


Blimey, French Open champion Stan Wawrinka is OUT at Queen's.

The Swiss player has been beaten in straight sets by Kevin Anderson 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (12-11)

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Wawrinka - 6-3 down in the second set tie-break - rallied at the end, saving three match points with brave shots to level at 6-6.

Wawrinka saved a further two match points before the big-serving South African Anderson eventually saw off his opponent to take the victory, and pull off a major shock in the process.

England v New Zealand update


New Zealand's Ross Taylor in action against England
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We've got to the 30 over mark in the one dayer between England and the Kiwis at Trent Bridge.

It's safe to say the tourists are well placed on 187-2 with Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor at the crease on 57 and 31 not out respectively.

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Farah preparing for Monaco?


The Diamond League is in Monaco on 17 July. Could that be the race to which Mo Farah is referring?

Good to be out on the track in France today, getting ready for my next race in Monaco!! Focusing on my training!!!!

Good to be out on the track in France today, getting ready for my next race in Monaco!! Focusing on my training!!!!