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Summary

  1. Sterling out for up to eight weeks
  2. Women's Super League begins
  3. What sporting episode would you make into a film?
  4. GET INVOLVED #mysportmovie

Live Reporting

By Patrick Jennings and Richard Winton

All times stated are UK

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Right then, that's all for another Sportsday. Thanks for reading, and excellent work on all your film posters.   

We'll be back tomorrow morning at 08:00 GMT. See you then.

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Leicester: The Impossible Team will be broadcast on 5 live Sport this evening from 19:30 GMT, with the guest-list including the Hollywood film producer who is planning to make Jamie Vardy: The Movie.

So, what sporting movie would you make?

Bangladesh 69-3 (India 146-7)

Cricket

It's going to be a very tight finish in the India v Bangladesh game - the second World Twenty20 offering of the day after England's victory over Afghanistan (harder than it should have been). 

Replying to the tournament hosts 146-7, Bangladesh have just lost another wicket (and smashed another six) on their way towards 147 to win. At 77-3 with a little more than 10 overs remaining, which way is this going to go? 

You can follow live text, radio commentary and in-play video highlights here.

Martin claims stage win at Volta

Cycling

It's been a dramatic day at the Volta a Catalunya in northern Spain, where Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Ben Swift are all competing.

Race leader Nacer Bouhanni abandoned as the seven-stage race headed into the Pyrenees on day three, with Irishman Dan Martin climbing fastest to take the stage win and the top the overall standings.

Alberto Contador followed closely behind - two seconds back - thereby gaining valuable time over Froome, who was another 10 seconds slower in eighth.

Congratulations @DanMartin86 for your victory at #LaMolina! #VoltaCatalunya

Congratulations @DanMartin86 for your victory at #LaMolina! #VoltaCatalunya

Hartley 'cannot remember' trophy lift

Rugby Union

England win Six Nations
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England captain Dylan Hartley says he cannot remember lifting the Six Nations trophy after a blow to the head.

The 29-year-old hooker was taken off after being knocked out by the knee of France's Uini Atonio, before returning to lift the Grand Slam winners' trophy.

"Trying to piece the night together I can't remember certain things so it's almost like a drunken night," he said.

"I'm looking at photos, trying to remember things. I can't remember the post-match presentations."

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Leicester: The Impossible Team will be broadcast on 5 live Sport on Wednesday from 19:30 GMT, with the guest-list including the Hollywood film producer who is planning to make Jamie Vardy: The Movie.

So what sporting movie would you make?

Ninth win in 12 years for Campbell

Rowing

Olympic bronze medallist Alan Campbell recorded his ninth win in 12 years at the GB Rowing trials at Caversham.

The 32-year-old Northern Irishman held off Graeme Thomas and Angus Groom in the single scull to move within one of the record held by Katherine Grainger.

There was also a fourth consecutive win for Moe Sbihi, while Heather Stanning, Helen Glover, Alex Gregory and Vicky Thornley enjoyed their third victories.

The results will help decide the crews for May's European Championships.

And that will have a say on which rower is in which boat for the Olympic Games.

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Bedene loses Davis Cup appeal

Tennis

Bedene said: “Of course I am very sad with today’s result and that it has not gone the way I had hoped. 

"I would like to thank all the fans, my team and the LTA for continuing to support me all the way. I will have to assess my situation now before I decide on what steps to take next.”

Bedene loses Davis Cup appeal

Tennis

Aljaz Bedene has lost an appeal against a decision to deny him eligibility to represent Great Britain in the Davis Cup.

Bedene, 26, played three Davis Cup ties for Slovenia - the country of his birth - before becoming a British citizen in March 2015.

That was after the International Tennis Federation introduced a rule preventing players from representing more than one country.

Bedene
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Bangladesh 10-0 (India 146-7)

Cricket

We could be in for a very exciting finish in the India v Bangladesh game over in the World Twenty20 by the way. India were many people's pre-tournament favourites, but lost their opener against New Zealand and are in real danger of slipping to defeat again...

Bangladesh need 147 from their 20 overs, having restricted the tournament hosts to 146-7...

You can follow live text, radio commentary and in-play video highlights here.

Saints must be 'exceptional' - Wilkin

Super League

Jon Wilkin
Rex Features

St Helens captain Jon Wilkin says they will have to be "exceptional" to win their Super League game against Wigan on Good Friday.

"For the guys who haven't played in this game before, it's something we have been telling them about since pre-season," he told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"Since I have started playing with St Helens, the Good Friday derby game has been the one of the most memorable days of my career."

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Which got us thinking. What sporting movie would you make? And what would the poster look like?..

bbc-coverageLeicester: The Impossible Team

BBC Radio 5 Live

This 5 live Sport Special will be broadcast from 19:30 GMT, with the guest-list including the Hollywood film producer who is planning to make Jamie Vardy: The Movie. But what would the trailer look like...?

Leicester City: How the Foxes became 'The Impossible Team'

Chelsea to finish top?

Football

The Women's Super League kicks off tonight with hopes high for a thrilling campaign. 

The title has gone down to the wire on two successive years, with defending champions Chelsea the team to beat... 

BBC Sport's Andrew Aloia takes a look at the front runners for this season.   

Chelsea winners
The FA

Fina responds to Times allegations

Swimming

Fina also said it has focused anti-doping efforts on Russian athletes after the World Anti-doping Agency report which uncovered systemic performance-enhancing drugs use in athletics in the country.  

Its statement added: "While Fina is not aware of any concrete evidence of systemic doping in Russian swimming, we have taken a particularly robust approach to our anti-doping procedures in relation to Russia and Russian competitions, in light of Wada's recent investigation."

Fina responds to Times allegations

Swimming

Swimming's world governing body Fina has issued a statement in response to allegations about doping in the sport made in the Times.

The paper says they have uncovered an "alarming picture of systematic drug use" in Russia, with links to the doping scandal that has engulfed athletics in the country.

In its statement Fina says it has asked the Times "to share with us any information they may have which might assist us in our primary objective of protecting clean athletes in swimming". 

"Any new allegations of doping in our sport, which are substantiated by evidence and which have not already been addressed, will be investigated as a matter of utmost urgency, because we have absolutely zero tolerance for the use of performance-enhancing substances in swimming," the statement adds.

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Zlatan off to China?

Football gossip

Where's Zlatan Ibrahimovic off to eh? China? According to the Sun, the Paris Saint-Germain striker is set to be offered a 'stunning' £59m deal to turn down a move to England and join the Chinese Super League.

The 34-year-old Sweden international becomes a free agent in the summer...

Ibrahimovic
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Drivers demand change in F1

Formula 1

Andrew Benson

Chief F1 writer

Formula 1 drivers
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Formula 1 drivers have demanded change at the top of the sport, saying its decision-making process is "obsolete and ill-structured".

Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA) directors Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel and Alex Wurz have written a letter on behalf of the drivers.

It "urges the owners and stakeholders of F1 to restructure its governance".

Some recent decisions are "disruptive", avoid "the bigger issues" and "could jeopardise F1's success", it adds.

Read the full story over here.

A test of knowledge

A Question of Sport Teaser

Today's teaser was:

Sir Chris Hoy and Sir Steve Redgrave are Great Britain's most decorated Olympians, with six and five goal medals respectively to their names. But which three Brits have won four golds since 1992?  

The answers are:  

Ben Ainslie, Matthew Pinsent, Bradley Wiggins.

Well done if you got those at home.

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Leicester: The Impossible Team will be broadcast on 5 live Sport on Wednesday from 19:30 GMT, with the guest-list including the Hollywood film producer who is planning to make Jamie Vardy: The Movie.

So, what sporting movie would you make?

There's been some really excellent work being put in today...

India 112-5 v Bangladesh

Cricket

After the excitement of England almost conspiring to mess things up against Afghanistan, hosts India are taking on Bangladesh the day's later World Twenty20 offering.

MS Dhoni has arrived at the crease with his side 112-4 after about 15 overs... Oh, just in time to see Bangladesh claim the wicket of Hardik Pandya... Make that 112.5.

You can follow live text, radio commentary and in-play video highlights here.

Stunning catch dismisses Pandya

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@BBCSport It would be a pretty short movie! #mysportmovie

@BBCSport It would be a pretty short movie! #mysportmovie

A reference to former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's prompt sending off against Manchester United last season...

Schweinsteiger suffers torn ligament

Football

The German Football Federation (DFB) confirms that Bastian Schweinsteiger has indeed suffered a partial tear to a knee ligament.

 "The 31-year-old captain suffered a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee following a challenge at the end of training on Tuesday afternoon," a DFB statement read.

"Treatment will be carried out by the medical team at his club Manchester United, in coordination with the Germany national team's doctors."

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Not great news for Man Utd fans - that could be the end of Schweinsteiger's season

Watson & Edmund in action

Tennis

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport in Miami

It's day three at the Miami Open, and British fans will hope for more success than Tuesday, when all four players in action went out.

Heather Watson looks the more likely winner on Wednesday as she takes on Czech Petra Chetkovaska, who's ranked well below the British number two - albeit with two previous wins against Watson several years ago.

Kyle Edmund faces a tough task against Jiri Vesely, the big serving 6ft 6in Czech ranked 55 in the world.

Andy Murray and Johanna Konta have byes in round one.

How the game is growing in Afghanistan

Cricket

BBC World Service

Has Afghanistan's performance against England earlier today left you wanting to learn more about how the game is developing over there?

Then have a listen to this clip from the forthcoming edition of Stumped, the BBC World Service radio programme all about cricket. 

Really interesting stuff. 

Cricket in Afghanistan
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Leicester: The Impossible Team will be broadcast on 5 live Sport on Wednesday from 19:30 GMT, with the guest-list including the Hollywood film producer who is planning to make Jamie Vardy: The Movie.

So what sporting movie would you make?

'I don't know where to buy a house'

Football

Could Alvaro Morata be heading back to Real Madrid? The Spain international left for Juventus in 2014, but speaking to Cadena Cope he revealed there has been talk of taking up a buy-back option... 

For his part, Morata just wants to know where he's going to be living...

"I’m happy in Turin, but I don't even know where I should buy a house. I want to know as soon as possible where I’ll be," he said.

“I’m happy at Juventus, but returning to Madrid is a real possibility because there’s a contract, it's all already written. I just want all of this to be resolved."

Morata
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John McGinn

Richard Wilson

BBC Scotland

John McGinn admits Hibernian's players are "baffled" by the team's slump in form in the Championship.

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Sterling out for six to eight weeks

Football

Raheem Sterling
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Still on Manchester City, the Press Association are reporting that forward Raheem Sterling is set to be out for six to eight weeks with his groin injury.

Could Hart return for PSG game?

Football

The Guardian are reporting that Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart could return from injury in time for their Champions League quarter-final match with Paris Saint-Germain on 6 April. 

England international Hart suffered a calf injury when played into trouble by Martin Demichelis in the Manchester derby on Sunday, and was replaced by Willy Caballero.

Joe Hart
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bbc-coverageIn the spotlight

Ian Dennis

BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

Danny Drinkwater
BBC Sport

Hear from Danny Drinkwater on his Leicester City and England hopes, plus Jamie Vardy and a Leicester special from 19:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live Sport.

West Ham Gossip

A round-up of West Ham gossip, including reports the Hammers could be interested in Liverpool striker Christian Benteke.

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Is this the closest run out ever seen?
Afghanistan's Najibullah Zadran is adjudged to be run out after failing to ground his bat by a matter of millimetres against England.

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Leicester: The Impossible Team will be broadcast on 5 live Sport on Wednesday from 19:30 GMT, with the guest-list including the Hollywood film producer who is planning to make Jamie Vardy: The Movie.

So what sporting movie would you make?

#mysportmovie #Bolt #bbcsportsday

#mysportmovie #Bolt #bbcsportsday

Are you ready for the new season?

Football

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Who's going to be the 'new Leicester'? Can Liverpool Ladies bounce back from last year's disappointment? Or will champions Chelsea be too strong again?

The new Women’s Super League season gets under way this evening, so head over here for everything you need to know. 

And here's another reminder - the first of 16 live commentaries across the season on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra starts tonight at 18:15 GMT with Manchester City v Notts County.

Ready for the new season?

Football

Eniola Aluko

BBC Sport columnist and Chelsea striker

Aluko
BBC Sport

My Chelsea team start our defence of the Women's Super League title on Thursday against Doncaster Rovers Belles. This is exciting for all the players, coaches and fans but I have to admit I'm baffled by the schedule this season.

Not only are there massive gaps between fixtures, meaning that the season loses its continuity, but the prospect of an exciting finale could be scuppered too...

Read more in Eni's latest BBC Sport column...