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Summary

  1. Manchester City 2-2 Roma (City win 5-4 pens) - Sterling scores on debut
  2. Jules Bianchi's funeral held in Nice, France
  3. Newcastle sign striker Aleksandar Mitrovic for £13m from Anderlecht
  4. Jonny Bairstow in England squad for third Test; Gary Ballance dropped
  5. Striker Bamford joins Crystal Palace on loan for season
  6. England beat Australia in opening Women's Ashes encounter

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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Farewell

And that's where we leave you for this edition of Sportsday, many thanks for being with us. Steve and I will be back with you from 08:00 BST on Wednesday and we look forward to your company then. Cheerio now.

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BBC Radio 5 live

Tonight's 5 live Sport in just a few minutes after the 19:00 BST news features the cycling section Bespoke with Simon Brotherton and Rob Hayles, which comes appropriately enough from the Tour de France, there is Women's Ashes news following England's opening win over Australia at Taunton and Matt Dawson's Rugby Show.

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More of those players that you would be happy to see back at your club.

Paul Clarke: Jason Puncheon back at Barnet, he was great for us after a dodgy spell with MK Dons. Would power us through League Two now.

Jason Puncheon
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Tom Lavender: I would have loved to have Lorik Cana back at Sunderland! Him and Cattermole in the middle of the park was fierce.

Dan Morris: Rudi Skacel at Hearts, the man was a legend and most importantly, scored against Hibs.

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Pietersen offers advice to Bairstow

Cricket

Discarded England batsman Kevin Pietersen gives his seal of approval to Jonny Bairstow's recall to the England squad for next week's third Ashes Test at Edgbaston and his view of how the Yorkshireman should play.

"Go well, Bluey! Play like you played at Lord's v SA! Be positive! ..." brths.pt/l/6Q7sobE_Kf

Whitaker backs Ballance

Cricket

England national selector James Whitaker with some words of comfort for discarded batsman Gary Ballance: "Gary was naturally disappointed to miss out on this occasion however we feel that he will benefit from some time in county cricket to rediscover his form.

"He has already had plenty of success at international level and as selectors we are confident Gary will play a significant role for England in the future."

Ranieri to tackle Imps

Football

New Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri preparing for his team's friendly against National League side Lincoln City at 19:45 BST.

Got a spare boat?

Rowing

Richard Winton

BBC Sport at Caversham Lakes, Berkshire

This shed at the Redgrave and Pinsent Rowing Centre at Caversham Lakes will be emptied over the next few days with the GB squad heading to the continent for training camps.

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The men are going to altitude in Austria, while the women will be first in Germany, then Italy to work in hotter conditions.

International newspapers

Marca (Spain)

Marca
Marca

The front page of today's Marca features Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. He has questioned his former club Real Madrid's decision to let Iker Casillas join Porto.

Mourinho hints at Luis departure

Football

Jose says we need a left-back because it looks like we will be selling Filipe Luis in the very near future. #CFCTour

Edwards hails England Women display

Cricket

England captain Charlotte Edwards said of her team's four-wicket victory in the opening Women's Ashes one-day international at Taunton: "I thought we started brilliantly with the ball. Our fielding was outstanding at times and then that partnership between Sciver and Greenway was absolutely brilliant.

"And for Georgia Elwiss to come in and show her talent at the end was fantastic."

Amateur Dunne impresses McDowell

Golf

Paul Dunne
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Dunne finished in a share of 30th at St Andrews after a final round of 78

Irish amateur Paul Dunne will turn professional later this year after taking the 144th Open Championship by storm - and major winner Graeme McDowell believes the 22-year-old has the talent to succeed immediately.

McDowell, the 2012 US Open winner, said: "I played with him early in the week and he hit the ball very well with a technically-correct swing.

"Listening to a few of his press conferences he seems like a wise-old owl for someone his age. He has that Jordan (Spieth) maturity to him a little bit."

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Which of your former players do you wish were still wearing your clubs shirt?

Louis Perl: Moussa Dembele back to Fulham would be a dream come true.

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Adrian Trinder: James Milner to Leeds. Great loss and will do a good job for another five years.

Holyparcel: The maestro, Claude Makelele back in the heart of Chelsea, a midfield pairing with Matic will be formidable.

Ged Lynam: Luis Suarez was the best player in the EPL so I could handle baggage that came with him, We miss Carragher's organisation too.

Van Gaal's Smalling slip

Football

The

Daily Mail enjoy Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal calling defender Chris Smalling "Mike" during a news conference on their American tour.

Jose Mourinho news conference

Football

Jose Mourinho, on tour in Montreal with his title-winning Chelsea team, tells a news conference: "We are working on different things. We had to build a football team last year; now we are trying to add new qualities."

Sussex thrashed at Horsham

County Cricket

Thumping defeat for @SussexCCC by an innings and 103 runs @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

Thumping defeat for @SussexCCC by an innings and 103 runs @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

Eden Gardens to stage World T20 final

Cricket

The iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the World Twenty20 final in April next year.

The 16-nation men's tournament will be played alongside the women's event across Bangalore, Chennai, Dharamsala, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi from 11 March to 3 April.

Manchester United on tour

Football

Simon Stone

BBC Sport in San Jose

San Jose Mercury
Other

"A 'gluttony of riches' but not of photographs in today's San Jose Mercury.

"It is a measure of the growth of 'soccer' in the United States that tonight's friendly between Manchester United and local MLS side San Jose Earthquakes is getting such prominent coverage on page two of the sports section."

Ibe keen to replace Sterling at Anfield

Football

Jordon Ibe in action on Liverpool's summer tour of Australia
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Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe plans to use the departure of Raheem Sterling to cement his own future at Anfield.

The 19-year-old was recalled from a loan spell at Derby midway through last season and made 14 appearances. "Football is about chances," he told LFCTour.com. "Raheem is a great player but hopefully now I will get a chance to play and prove to the manager that I can play in the Premier League."

Blackburn secure second signing

Football

BREAKING SPORT: @onerovers complete their second signing today with the arrival of Bangaly-Fodé Koita. #Rovers #brfc

BREAKING SPORT: @onerovers complete their second signing today with the arrival of Bangaly-Fodé Koita. #Rovers #brfc

Shooter McIntosh seals Olympic place

Shooting

Britain's Jen McIntosh has qualified for the Rio Olympics next year courtesy of a fourth-placed finish at the European Championships in Slovenia.

Bamford retains Chelsea dream

Football

More thoughts from Patrick Bamford on the day he signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea. "I'm delighted to sign a new contract," he tells the club's official website.

"My dream has always been to be part of this club for the long term. Chelsea have been fantastic with my development and joining Crystal Palace for this season on loan is the next step for me in my career."

Bamford delighted with Palace move

Football

Crystal Palace's new loan signing Patrick Bamford says: "I was quite keen to stay close to London this time and Palace were actually my first choice, but I didn't realise they were keen to start with. Then, when I met with the manager (Alan Pardew), he put forward his plans and it was an easy decision.

England beat Australian in Women's Ashes opener

Cricket

Impressive win for England against Australia at Taunton by four wickets with 26 balls remaining. Georgia Elwiss made an unbeaten 25, hitting successive fours to win the match.

It gives them two points in the points-based Ashes series and the next match is at Bristol on Thursday.

Bamford joins Palace

Football

More on the news that Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford, who has signed a new three-year contract at Stamford Bride but has never made a first-team appearance for the Blues, will spend next season across London on loan at Crystal Palace.

BREAKING: #CPFC are delighted to announce the signing of @Patrick_Bamford on a season-long loan from @ChelseaFC​.

BREAKING: #CPFC are delighted to announce the signing of @Patrick_Bamford on a season-long loan from @ChelseaFC​.

Women's Ashes update

Cricket

Natalie Sciver hits out
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Great finish in store at Taunton in the first Women's Ashes one-day international. England need 20 from the final 36 balls with four wickets intact.

Listen to the denouement on

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

Bamford signs new Chelsea deal

Palace-bound striker kept on by Blues

Bamford has also put pen to paper on a new three year deal at Chelsea despite joining Palace on a season long loan.

Petshi confident for new Rovers role

Football

More on Blackburn's new signing, and French midfielder Sacha Petshi has joined Rovers following a trial at Ewood Park.

Petshi's last club was CA Bastia, who suffered relegation to the fourth tier of French football last season. "I love English football and I think my physique will suit the English game," the 23-year-old

told the club's website.

Problems escalate for Sussex

County Cricket

Seems to be getting worse then for Sussex, Notts could wrap this up tonight it appears. Still a lovely place to be though at Horsham, not as picturesque as Arundel Castle a few miles further south but pleasant nevertheless.

Cachopa walks off in near silence @SussexCCC in dire starts 192-5 trail by 165 @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

Cachopa walks off in near silence @SussexCCC in dire starts 192-5 trail by 165 @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

Nottinghamshire 570-7 dec, Sussex 213 & 153-3

County Championship Division One

BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms

at Horsham:

"Notts continue to make steady progress through the Sussex batting, with the hosts still trailing by 204 at tea and Luke Wells, Ed Joyce and Chris Nash all back in the pavilion.

"Much now depends on Matt Machan, who is 85 not out, and Luke Wright as Sussex battle to take this game into a fourth day

"With just two bonus points in the match Sussex can only collect a maximum of seven if they secure an unlikely draw, while Notts are striving for a maximum 24 points return."

Bamford secures Palace loan switch

Football

Crystal Palace announce the signing of 21-year-old forward Patrick Bamford on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

The England U-21 international won the Championship Player of the Year award for his displays at Middlesbrough last season, scoring 17 goals for the Teessiders, who lost the

play-off final to Norwich.

Lineker queries England Test selection

Cricket

Ballance's been replaced for the next test by Bairstow. I can only presume @KP24 must be busy/injured/ill or possibly dead to be overlooked.

Abdi signs new deal

Football

Watford midfielder Almen Abdi has signed a new three-year contract, the club have announced.

Abdi arrived at Vicarage Road from Udinese in 2012 and has scored 23 goals in 92 appearances for the Hornets.

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The 28-year-old won Watford's 2012-13 player of the season award and was a key part in the club securing automatic promotion from the Championship last season.

Abdi has played six times for Switzerland and his previous clubs include FC Zurich and Le Mans.

Moxon hails Bairstow

Cricket

More from Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon, who has another of his players, Jonny Bairstow, included in the England Ashes squad for Edgbaston next week.

"His temperament's good, he's obviously in brilliant form this season, so he's full of confidence and he'll go and play his natural game which will be to try and attack wherever possible and counter attack but you know he's in great form at the moment so pleased for him to get another opportunity again."

"He's shown he's got turns against pace bowling in the past. He got 90-odd and 50-odd at Lord's against the South Africans and Steyn and Morkel."

Moxon tips Ballance to regain top form

Cricket

BBC Radio 5 live

Gary Ballance
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Ballance has scored 37 runs in his last three innings for England

Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon with some words of comfort for his batsman Gary Ballance, who will be back with the county after being

left out by England for the third Test with Australia next week.

"I guess there was a couple of other batsman who were under pressure but I guess with the scale of the defeat the selectors feel they have to be seen to be doing something and unfortunately Gary's the one who's going to be missing out," Moxon tells BBC Radio 5 live.

"He'll bounce back, he'll be desperately disappointed at the moment because obviously the news is still raw and it's going to take a little bit of time to get over that disappointment but he's a strong character and he's shown that he's capable of scoring runs at international level and I'm sure he will come back."

Not just about medals

Rowing

Richard Winton

BBC Sport at Cavesham Lakes, Berkshire

GB Rowing performance director Sir David Tanner insists September's World Rowing Championships are about Olympic qualification rather than gold medals.

A podium place in Lake Aiguebelette, France guarantees a place in Rio next summer.

"I think 12 boats can qualify at the Worlds," he says of the 14 Olympic classes. "It's a high aim but that is what I believe we should be targeting."

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Earlier today we asked which former players would you want back at your club and why?

Roque Santa Cruz
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Matthew Fuery: Roque Santa Cruz back up front for Blackburn with Rhodes and Gestede that's a pretty formidable strike force.

Davey (james) Cooke: Big John Carew back at the Villa, an absolute beast on his day.

Andrew Priestley: Paul Pogba. He hardly got a chance to shine in the first-team before he was shipped out, but what a player he has now become.

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New signing for Blackburn

Football

BREAKING: @onerovers have signed French midfielder Sacha Petshi following a successful trial. #rovers #brfc

BREAKING: @onerovers have signed French midfielder Sacha Petshi following a successful trial. #rovers #brfc

'No concerns'

Rowing

Richard Winton

BBC Sport at Caversham Lakes, Berkshire

GB Rowing officials insist they have no concerns over the quality of water at venue for the Rio 2016 regatta.

There had been reports of effluent polluting the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.

But, having led a party of athletes, coaches and administrators to Brazil last September for an orientation camp, performance director Sir David Tanner has no concerns over the water at the stunning city centre venue, which is just 10 minutes from Ipanema Beach.

"You wouldn't chose to swim in it, but I wouldn't chose to swim in the Thames, either," said performance director Sir David Tanner.

Gotze goal wins it

Football

A goal 10 minutes from time courtesy of Mario Gotze has given Bayern Munich a 1-0 friendly win over Inter Milan in Shanghai.

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Looks like that kung fu training mentioned earlier (15:51) is paying dividends.

Women's Ashes update

Cricket

Sarah Taylor during her 30 against Australia
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England face an exciting finale in the opening Women's Ashes one-day international at Taunton. Chasing 239 they are 111-4 from 27 overs, with Natalie Sciver and Lydia Greenway at the crease. Sarah Taylor [pictured] top-scored with four fours in her 30 from as many deliveries.