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  1. Murray opens with straight-set victory
  2. Peter Moores joins Notts coaching staff
  3. Man Utd make £28.6m Ramos bid
  4. Cardiff to host 2017 Champions League final
  5. Farah says he is 100% clean after allegations about coach
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By Steve Canavan and Jamie Lillywhite

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And that's where we leave for you today, many thanks for being with us. Our juggernaut

Wimbledon live text continues and Sportsday returns with Steve and myself on Wednesday from 08:00 so please join us then. If it is sunny and warm where you are enjoy it. If it isn't, enjoy anyway. Cheerio now.

European action begins


On the hottest day of the year in the UK it is the first qualifying round of the Champions League tonight, barely three weeks after

Barcelona won last season's competition.

Northern Ireland's Crusaders play Levadia Tallinn from Estonia and it is also the first qualifying round in the Europa League and the Republic of Ireland's Shamrock Rovers are in Luxembourg to play Progres Niedercorn.

Premier League West Ham begin their campaign on Thursday against Andorran outfit Lusitanos.

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BBC Radio 5 live

Tonight's 5 live Sport from 19:00 BST with Mark Pougatch and Mark Chapman features all the latest news from Wimbledon, a Tuffers and Vaughan special with England director of cricket Andrew Strauss, there is Michael Vaughan and Mike Brearley on the art of captaincy and an interview with England coach Mark Sampson as his team prepare to play Japan in the Women's World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday.

'My body was like a rubber band, now it's an effort to get up'


Olympic silver medallist and 2012
Strictly Come Dancing champion Louis Smith
tells BBC Cambridge he is feeling different at the ripe old age of...26.

"When I was 19 or 20, my body was like a rubber band," he said. "Now it's an effort to get up in the morning and to get going takes longer. The body has taken a pounding."

Ferrari move 'not ruled out'

Formula 1

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo says it is unlikely he will move to Ferrari next year, but has

not ruled it out.

Ferrari have told Kimi Raikkonen he has to improve to stay for 2016, and Ricciardo is said by sources to be the main target if the Finn leaves.

Daniel Ricciardo
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Ricciardo, 25, has a contract until 2018 and said "from my understanding it's not likely I can get out".

He added: "I would never rule anything out completely. I don't have experience with contracts. Things can change."

Moores relishes new chance at Notts


Peter Moores with some thoughts on his new role as Nottinghamshire Coaching Consultant: "My role will be to support Mick [Newell] and the rest of the coaches and to be there to help the players in whatever way possible.

"I'm looking forward to adding something to the group during the business end of the season.

"Trent Bridge is a great place. I look at it as being one of the great cricket grounds in England and, living only 20 minutes down the road, I know the significance cricket has in the area.

"The job is to help people play some good cricket, working alongside the players and the coaches to help Nottinghamshire win games. League positions look after themselves if you're playing well."

Ross County sign defenders


Ross County

Staying north of the border and Ross County have

added to their defensive options with the signings of Richard Foster and Chris Robertson.

Former Aberdeen full-back Foster, 29, was recently released by Rangers, while Robertson, 28, arrives from Port Vale.

Both men have agreed two-year deals with the Scottish Premiership club.

Laing signs Motherwell deal


Louis Laing

Defender Louis Laing has signed a two-year deal with Motherwell, following a loan spell at Fir Park.

The 22-year-old centre-back, who was released by Nottingham Forest, said: "After such an enjoyable last six months of last season, I couldn't be happier.

"I've got a bit of security for the next two years at a fantastic club with fantastic fans and a fantastic manager."

Moores joins Notts coaching staff


Peter Moores

Former England coach Peter Moores is appointed as Nottinghamshire Coaching Consultant. The 52-year-old ex-Sussex coach was

sacked for a second time by England last month.


Oxford's longest-serving player set to leave

Ryan Clarke
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Clarke made 31 appearances for Oxford United last season in League Two

Oxford United's longest-serving player, goalkeeper Ryan Clarke, looks to have played his final game for the club.

Manager Michael Appleton expects the

33-year-old to leave the League Two side in a matter of days.

It follows the signing earlier this month from Scunthorpe of Sam Slocombe, who is expected to compete with Max Crocombe as first-choice goalkeeper.

Women's semi-finals on BBC Two

Women's World Cup

BBC Sport

The first Women's World Cup semi-final takes place in a few hours (Wednesday 00:00 BST) as Germany take on USA, with live coverage on BBC Two from 23:20 BST, and you can review how they reached the last four in our

highlights package.

Bale's no fail


Bold words from ex-England boss Kevin Keegan today, who says Gareth Bale could

become better than Real Madrid team-mate and World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo.

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo
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Bale has been unfairly criticised by fans and media in his second season and used as a "whipping boy", says Keegan.

"People think he's got to be better than Ronaldo. He could be one day," the former striker said.

Bale, 25, joined Real for a fee of £85.3m in 2013 from Tottenham, helping the Spanish club claim their 10th European title in his first season, but he struggled last term.

Flair comment


During that interview to be broadcast in 5 live Sport this evening, former England skipper Mike Brearley said the current incumbent Alastair Cook may not have the flair needed to win an Ashes series.

But the 73-year-old, who guided England to three Test series wins against Australia, believes their "exciting" crop of young players do possess it.

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Brearley, captain from 1977-81, said of Cook: "I think he's a decent man, straightforward and honest with people. I'm not sure how much flair he has. Can you win the Ashes without that flair? No."

But he added: "One of the exciting things is the flair in the young players from number five to number eight - Joe Root is a terrific player, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali."


Bristol Rovers fan Lines rejoins club

Chris Lines
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Chris Lines made 71 appearances for Port Vale after signing for the club in 2013

Newly-promoted League Two side

Bristol Rovers have re-signed midfielder Chris Lines from League One club Port Vale for an undisclosed fee.

Lines made 31 appearances for the Valiants last season, but he was loaned out to Darrell Clarke's side in March.

The 29-year-old played in 190 games for the Pirates after graduating from the club's academy and said: "Everyone knows I have always been a Bristol Rovers supporter."

Swansea's Demetriou fined


Swansea's teenage forward James Demetriou has been fined £700 by the Football Association for betting offences,

BBC Wales reports.

Carlisle seal double signing


Alexander McQueen and Angelo Balanta
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McQueen has been around the Tottenham first-team, while Balanta is experienced at senior level.

Former Tottenham defender Alexander McQueen has signed a one-year contract at

Carlisle United while winger Angelo Balanta has signed a
short-term deal.

McQueen, 20, played for the Spurs development side and has been part of the senior squad.

Balanta, 24, rejected an offer from Bristol Rovers for an offer that runs until the end of the calendar year.

5 live cricket captaincy chat


BBC Radio 5 live

A fascinating discussion about cricket captaincy tonight from 21:00 BST on 5 live Sport with two of England's finest leaders Mike Brearley and Michael Vaughan, who debate how they might have dealt with Kevin Pietersen, assess the captaincy style of Alastair Cook and analyse a host of other past and present players.

Here is a

clip of the interview.

Murray relieved to be through

Wimbledon 2015

Andy Murray celebrates his victory
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Andy Murray says of his victory: "Definitely work to be done but I felt my opponent played very well, he made it very difficult for me."

Murray completes straight set win

Wimbledon 2015

Third seed Andy Murray moves through to the second round with a 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 win against world number 59 Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan after two hours and 13 minutes.

Rugby League

Phelps announces Widnes departure

Cameron Phelps will

leave Super League side Widnes Vikings at the end of the current Super League season.

The 30-year-old Australian utility back joined the Vikings from Hull FC in 2012 and his contract expires this summer.

Hammers eye Borini

Football gossip

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West Ham may move for Liverpool's out-of-favour Italy forward Fabio Borini, 24, but the Anfield club could still look to use the striker as part of a deal for Aston Villa's Christian Benteke, reports the


Wylde becomes latest signing for Plymouth


Gregg Wylde
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Wylde played Europa League football for Rangers in 2011

Plymouth Argyle have signed ex-Rangers winger Gregg Wylde on a one-year deal following his release from relegated Scottish Premier League side St Mirren.

The former Scotland under-21 international scored three goals in 44 appearances for the Saints last season.

Wylde is manager Darek Adams' third signing since taking over earlier this month.


Defender MacKenzie joins Doncaster

Gary MacKenzie
Gary MacKenzie made 12 league appearances for Bradford City last season

Doncaster Rovers have signed defender Gary MacKenzie on a two-year deal.

The 29-year-old left Blackpool at the end of last season having finished the campaign on loan at Bradford City.

Rovers boss Paul Dickov told the club website: "Gary is a great signing for us, he is a quality defender with a footballing brain."

Hammers double aim

Football gossip

Daily Mail: West Ham are aiming to sign Monaco's Tunisia centre-back Aymen Abdennour, and Barcelona's Cameroon midfielder Alex Song, 27. Song spent last season on loan at Upton Park.

Murray moves two sets up

Wimbledon 2015

Andy Murray in action on Tuesday

Britain's Andy Murray takes a second set tie-break and now leads Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 2-0 in the heat of Wimbledon's Centre Court. Watch the remainder of the match


Currie in hot water

Rugby League

Warrington forward Ben Currie has been

given a two-match ban for making deliberate physical contact with a match official.

The second rower was seen pushing referee Richard Silverwood in the back during the Wolves' 34-24 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-final win over Leigh on Saturday.

Laporta keen to revive Barca-Unicef partnership


Joan Laporta (left)
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Joan Laporta (left) was president when the deal with Unicef was first arranged in 2006

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta will endeavour to put the name of Unicef or another humanitarian cause on the club shirt if he were to win July's election.

Laporta negotiated the initial deal with Unicef almost 10 years ago that saw a logo put on the shirt for the first time in the club's history, during his previous period as president from 2003 to 2010.

"I will do my best to get a sponsor that makes it possible so that we have Unicef again on our shirt or another motif that carries a similar meaning," said the 53-year-old, who faces opposition from current president Josep Maria Bartomeu in the elections on 18 July.

Miranda closer to Inter move


Atletico Madrid's Brazilian centre-back Miranda is currently undergoing a medical ahead of a reported £11m move to Internazionale . . .

.@miranda023 è a Milano! Eccolo mentre si prepara alla visite mediche #FCIM #ForzaInter

.@miranda023 è a Milano! Eccolo mentre si prepara alla visite mediche #FCIM #ForzaInter

'Kingsley's coming tae get ye...'


Partick Thistle mascot Kingsley

Remember Kingsley, Partick Thistle's new mascot? Well, he's been menacing kids in Glasgow city centre on Tuesday as the Scottish Premiership club launched their new kit.

Those weans are genuinely running away in fear...

Bolt to miss Diamond League races


World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt is to miss the Diamond League meetings in Paris and Lausanne on July 4 and 9 with a leg injury...

Unfortunately I will not be able to run in Paris and Lausanne but should be back in full training by next week -…

Sky's the limit

Road Cycling

Welshman Geraint Thomas could lead Team Sky in Grand Tours in the future, says team principal Sir Dave Brailsford.

Thomas, 29, and fellow Welsh cyclist Luke Rowe are part of the nine-man team that will support 2013 champion Chris Froome in the 2015 Tour de France.

Geraint Thomas, Team Sky
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Brailsford said: "Geraint is going from strength to strength. His opportunity to ride Grand Tours, try and lead the team at stage races is becoming clear - that's the way it's going to go."

He said "nobody knows" the limit of Thomas' talent and that he was "a very exciting prospect".

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Baggies release pair


West Brom have announced the departures of technical director Terry Burton and head of recruitment Mervyn Day less than a year into their jobs.

The pair have been given notice to end their contracts and placed on 'garden leave' with immediate effect as part of an on-going review into the club's performance.

Dane undergoes Brentford medical


Andreas Bjelland
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You may recall that we told you a few hours ago (11:32 BST) that Brentford had reportedly agreed a 3m euros (£2.1m) deal to sign FC Twente defender Andreas Bjelland.

Well, Sportsday can confirm that that fee is accurate and Dane will have a medical with the Championship club later on Tuesday.

Chelsea fan's burning rage at Cech departure


In the

London Evening Standard, a Kuwaiti fan has reacted furiously to news that Petr Cech has left Stamford Bridge, burning a Chelsea goalkeeper shirt.

On this day


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In 2002, Ronaldo scored twice as Brazil won the World Cup for the fifth time, beating Germany 2-0 in the final in Yokohama.

Wonderful Watson

Wimbledon 2015

Away from Mo Farah and to Wimbledon, where British number one Heather Watson has scrapped her way to a memorable victory over French 32nd seed Caroline Garcia, winning 1-6 6-3 8-6.

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Daniela Hantuchova is up next for Watson, the former world number five now stooping as low as 89 in the rankings.

Watson will head into that tie with the 32-year-old Czech in buoyant mood - especially as victory there would most likely set up a clash with 20-time grand slam champion Serena Williams.

'I didn't hear buzzer'

Mo Farah interview

Mo Farah
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[On missing two drugs tests] "I was in Teddington, I was staying in one of the Kenyans' houses, I was staying on the top floor and I didn't hear the buzzer, I am not going to lie about it.

"A lot of athletes have missed tests. I have taken 148 tests since 2008, 103 since the Olympics, every single one has been negative.

"The last one I missed was 18 months before the Olympics, the other one was February 2010. It's not fair, why me?"

There is no suggestion that Farah has been involved in any doping.

'I put my body through hell'

Mo Farah interview

Farah: "I am one of the top athletes in the world and I put my body through hell and run 120 miles week in, week out, I am a double Olympic champion and double world champion. What does that prove? That I am a drugs cheat?"

'I would leave Salazar'

Mo Farah interview

Farah, who won 5,000m and 10,000m gold at the 2012 London Olympics, says he will leave coach Alberto Salazar if the doping allegations are proven to be true.

Mo Farah and Alberto Salazar
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"If more people come out and it is proven that Alberto has crossed the line, I will be out. Trust me on this," Farah said.

"I work hard every day. I put my body through hell. Seven months of the year I am away from my family and I miss their birthdays. That really kills me.

"So for people to label me s a cheat is not fair. If I am a cheat prove it. If not leave me alone to represent my country and make people proud of me."

'It wasn't good, but I wanted answers'

Mo Farah interview

Mo Farah
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On his meeting with Alberto Salazar to talk about the allegations: "It wasn't good, but I wanted answers.

"I have worked so hard for what I have achieved and for people to think I am taking a short cut is not fair, I am 100% clean, I love what I do and I want to continue. I am not on any drugs, any thyroid, any medications.

"The only medication I am on is for asthma, which I have had since I was a child."