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Summary

  1. Champions League QF first leg: PSG v Man City (19:45 BST)
  2. Also: Wolfsburg v Real Madrid
  3. Rangers 'must challenge after winning promotion'
  4. US star Wambach admits taking cocaine
  5. Get involved: Best forward in Europe this season vote

Live Reporting

By Mandeep Sanghera and Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

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Live on BBC Sport today

On that note, that's it from Sportsday but you can follow BBC Sport's live text and radio commentary from the Champions League quarter-finals first legs tonight via the website or wireless as Paris Saint-Germain host Manchester City and Wolfsburg face Real Madrid. Coverage gets underway at 18:30 BST.

'We're not coming to Paris for a 0-0'

PSG v Man City, Champions League QF first leg, 19:45 BST

When it comes to the money stakes, you don't get many richer football clubs than Manchester City and Paris St-Germain but who's stronger on the pitch?

That's a question that will get answered in the Champions League quarter-final between them, with the first leg tonight at the Parc de Princes. 

"We are not coming to Paris to draw 0-0. We'll play our usual way," said City boss Manuel Pellegrini.

"Both teams have a chance to continue to the next stage and that chance is 50-50 for each team."

Manuel Pellegrini
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PSG v Man City (19:45 BST)

How much you should read into stats is debateable but here are some in the build-up Manchester City taking on Paris St-Germain in the Champions League tonight:

  • Only once (in six games) has an English club beaten PSG at the Parc des Princes in European competition. It was Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in September 2004 (3-0).    
  • The last three Champions League knockout encounters between Ligue 1 and Premier League clubs have all seen the French team eliminate their English counterpart.
  • Manchester City have kept fewer clean sheets than any other of the 2015-16 quarter-finalists in this season’s Champions League (1 in 8 games).
  • No team has scored more goals than Manchester City in the final 15 minutes of games in the Champions League this season (6).

PSG v Man City

Champions League QF first leg, Wednesday, 19:45 BST

Paris St-Germain boss Laurent Blanc does not believe his side are favourites in the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City, but says City are "behind" the French champions in Europe.

"Manchester City had the same project a bit before Paris St-Germain," said the former Manchester United defender.

"They managed to win their domestic league, which is not an easy task, and some other titles, but maybe in Europe maybe they're a bit behind us."

He added: "Maybe England is more competitive but I don't see many English teams in the semi-finals of the European competitions over the last five or six years.

"Maybe they have reached a further level in terms of fatigue."

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'We'll try to annoy Real Madrid'

Football

Wolfsburg are in their first Champions League quarter-final and will host Real Madrid in the first leg of their last eight tie.

The German club's coach Dieter Hecking says "motivation won't be a problem" for his side.'

"We have a big chance to perform on a great stage. Nobody thought we could get this far," he said.

"Real Madrid have a great squad with top-class players. They are one of the favourites for the title and one of the top clubs in Europe.

"But we will try to annoy them and I think my team can do that."

(Hopefully, they won't resort to the sort of methods they used in the picture from training going into the match)

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Wolfsburg tie "like a final"

Football

Real Madrid are going into their Champions Leaue tie at Wolfsburg on a high after a win over arch rivals Barcelona in La Liga last weekend.

However, Real coach Zinedine Zidane says his side will treat the quarter-final first leg in Germany "like a final".

"We cannot relax. We are not untouchable and Wolfsburg are able to hurt us," said Zidane.

"Wolfsburg have fought hard and deserve to be here. It will be a tough match but we are well prepared."

Zinedine Zidane
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Glover & Stanning to lead GB

Rowing

Olympic, world and European champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning will lead a 51-strong British team at May's European Rowing Championships.

The pair, who are unbeaten since 2011, are joined by a further 15 Olympic medallists for the event in Germany.

Six, including double Olympic men's four champions Pete Reed and Andrew T Hodge, will line up in the eight.

Alex Gregory is restored to the four with fellow world champions Mo Sbihi, George Nash and Constantine Louloudis.

"Everything we do aims towards the Olympics and now finally we are starting to form the crews that will make up the team for Rio," said Gregory.

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning
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McIlroy aiming for first Masters win

Golf

Rory McIlroy and Jamie Donaldson
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By this time on Thursday the early stages of the first round of the Masters will be under way as Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy seeks to complete the career grand slam.   

The 26-year-old has been grouped with Germany's Martin Kaymer and American Bill Haas for the first two rounds in Augusta.

McIlroy, ranked third in the world, will tee off at 19:01 BST on Thursday and 16:05 BST on Friday, while world number one Jason Day is grouped with Matt Kuchar and Ernie Els (18:06 and 14:59).

Defending champion and world number two Jordan Spieth (14:48 and 17:55) tees off alongside England's Paul Casey and American amateur Bryson DeChambeau.

Last year's runner-up Justin Rose plays alongside Welshman Jamie Donaldson and Daniel Berger (15:54 and 18:50).

Read the full tee-times here.

Golden State suffer setback

Basketball

The Golden State Warriors must win their four remaining regular-season matches to make NBA history after suffering a surprise defeat on Tuesday.

The Warriors are chasing the Chicago Bulls' record of 72 regular-season wins but blew a 17-point lead to lose 124-117 to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Western Conference leaders have 69 wins, with two games against second-placed San Antonio Spurs to come.

The Chicago Bulls side of 1995-96, who set the record with Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen in their line-up, are also the only team to have recorded 70 or more regular-season wins.  

Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves
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Sammy has ground named after him

Cricket

Fresh from leading West Indies to victory over England in the World Twenty20 final in India, captain Darren Sammy has been honoured again - this time closer to home.

The 32-year-old's success has been recognised in his native St Lucia, where the Carribean island's biggest cricket ground now bears his name.

What used to be the Beausejour Cricket Ground is now the Darren Sammy National Cricket Ground, with a stand to be dedicated to West Indies opener Johnson Charles, also a St Lucian.

The Windies beat England in a thrilling finale in Kolkata on Sunday, becoming the first team to be crowned World T20 champions twice as Carlos Braithwaite scored consecutive sixes from the first four balls of the final over for victory.

Darren Sammy
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Which Premier League striker are you?

Football

Is your style more Harry Kane than Romelu Lukaku?  Would you finish like Sergio Aguero or be at the Jamie Vardy party?

Take MOTD Kickabout's quiz by clicking here to find out!  

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on this day

Athletics

The Opening Ceremony at the 1896 Athens Olympics.
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1896: The first modern Olympic Games, the brainchild of Frenchman Baron Pierre de Coubertin, got under way in Athens. A total of 59 athletes from 10 nations took part.

Cotterill met Forest owner 'by chance'

Football

Steve Cotterill
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Steve Cotterill was not sounded out about making a return as Nottingham Forest boss in a meeting with chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi, insists the club's ambassador John McGovern.

Cotterill, sacked within 48 hours of Al Hasawi's takeover in July 2012, was photographed speaking to the club owner before Tuesday's 2-1 loss at Reading.

Paul Williams is in charge of Forest until the end of the season.

"Nothing was gauged or organised. It was a chance meeting," said McGovern.

Way signs new deal as Yeovil boss

Football

Darren Way
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Yeovil Town manager Darren Way has signed a new three-year-deal, after lifting the club clear of the League Two drop zone.

WCSL can 'match Big Bash impact' - Edwards

Cricket

The new Women's Cricket Super League can emulate the success of Australia's Big Bash competition, according to England captain Charlotte Edwards.

The 36-year-old, who played for Perth Scorchers down under, has been named in the Southern Vipers squad, which will be based at Hampshire's Ageas Bowl.

"Having been out in the Big Bash you realise how big an impact you can have. We just need the fans to come out and see what a great product it is," she told BBC Sport.

Lydia Greenway, Charlotte Edwards and Tash Farrant
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QoS teaser answers are in

A Question of Sport Teaser

Earlier we asked who the four English teams were to reach the Champions League quaret-finals but never win the competition.

The answers are: Arsenal, Leeds, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

If you got it right there are no prizes apart from the pride of satisfaction.

World Championship qualifying latest

Snooker

Qualifying for the World Snooker Championship has got under way in Sheffield today and there are plenty of big names in action.

Six-time finalist Jimmy White currently leads Gerard Greene 2-1, while 2006 champion Graeme Dott is level at 2-2 with Brandon Sargeant (best of 11 fr).

Among the big names who will also be in action are former world number one Ding Junhui, who has just dropped out of the top 16 in the world, Ali Carter and former champions Steve Davis and Ken Doherty.

Earlier 2002 winner Peter Ebdon beat James Wattana 6-2

Jimmy White
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Kennaugh to ride in Manx event

Road Cycling

Peter Kennaugh
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National road race champion Peter Kennaugh will take part in this weekend's inaugural Manx International Grand Prix, the first professional event on his home island since 2003.

Douglas-born Kennaugh, 26, will represent Team Sky, with more than 140 riders, both men and women, set to compete on the Isle of Man TT circuit.

Last year Kennaugh broke Chris Boardman's 22-year-old record for cycling a lap of the TT course in one hour 23 minutes and 48 seconds. 

Police raid on Uefa

Football

Y'day, a UEFA operative called the Infantino story "propoganda to fit an agenda..not journalism". Today their offices got raided by police

Get Involved - Suarez voted best forward

Football

Luis Suarez
Rex Features

So Barcelona's Luis Suarez, who scored twice on Tuesday against Atletico Madrid, was your overwhelming choice as the best forward in Europe's top leagues this season.

Thanks to all those who took part. The full results breakdown is: 

1. Luis Suarez

2. Jamie Vardy 

3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 

4. Lionel Messi 

5. Harry Kane 

6. Cristiano Ronaldo 

7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 

8. Robert Lewandowski 

9. Sergio Aguero 

10. Gonzalo Higuain 

11. Other 

12. Neymar 

13. Romelu Lukaku 

14: Gareth Bale 

15: Thomas Muller 

Police raid on Uefa

Football

The police raid on Uefa comes in the wake of Fifa president Gianni Infantino denying any wrongdoing after leaked documents suggested he signed off on a contract with two businessmen who have since been accused of bribery.

Hugo and Mariano Jinkis, as owners of Cross Trading, bought TV rights for Uefa Champions League football and immediately sold them on for almost three times the price.

The 2006 contract was signed off by Infantino when he was a Uefa director.

According to leaked documents, Cross Trading sold them to Ecuadorian TV broadcaster Teleamazonas for $311,170 (£220,000).

Infantino says he is "dismayed" that his "integrity is being doubted".

BreakingSwiss police raid Uefa

Football

This just in from BBC sports news correspondent Richard Conway...

Breaking: Swiss police raid Uefa. Uefa statement police "requesting sight of the contracts between UEFA + Cross Trading / Teleamazonas"

Rangers fan: 'We're coming for the Premiership title'

Football

Rangers fan Murray says his side should aim high after securing promotion.

Listen to this optimistic Rangers fan speaking to 5 live on his title hopes for next season in the Scottish Premiership.

You can also click/press here to follow the link if you are that way inclined.

'No comment'

Football

Fifa ethics committee on Infantino / Cross Trading deal: "We cannot comment." Why not? "This includes the reasons for not commenting."

Get Involved - best forward vote

Football

Thanks to all those who took part in a our vote on who has been the best forward in Europe's top leagues this season.

We'll bring you the full results shortly.

Jewitt to leave Tigers

Super League

Prop Lee Jewitt will leave Castleford Tigers at the end of the season to join Australian club Townsville Blackhawks. The 29-year-old has been with the Super League club since May 2014.

Get Involved - sporting verbs

#bbcsportsday

Stephen Buttiegieg: "To Lineker"  - to make a promise (you think) you will never have to keep. 

Michael Trigatzis: "To Villa" - to repeatedly sell your best players & expect panic-bought unproven replacements to perform  

Chris Harris: "To Le Tissier" - to do something unbelievably amazing whenever you want, despite looking like you shouldn't be able to do it.

Mark Flay: "To Bullard" - never taking something meant to be enjoyable too serious.

Tweet #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or visit theBBC Sport Facebook page.

Zlatan - real or fake?

Football

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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There has been plenty of Mr Ibrahimovic in today's Sportsday - with the Swedish striker providing the inspiration for our sporting verbs debate - but you can never have enough Zlatan.

We have compiled 20 Ibrahimovic quotes for a quiz - see if you can guess the real ones from the fake ones.

Incredible skill, monumental ego. Have some fun here.

Get Involved - best forward in Europe vote

Football

You've got 20 minutes left to vote on who you consider to have been the best forward in Europe this season.

Choose from the 15 options to the right of this page or click on the 'vote' tab if you're using a mobile device.

Online voting terms and conditions can be read here.

'Bent spoon' medals for swimmers

Swimming

Nick Hope

BBC Sport, Olympic Sport reporter

"The London Aquatics Centre will hold a major swimming competition for the first time since the 2012 Olympics, when the European Aquatics Championships take place in May.

"Today the organisers have revealed an interesting 'bent spoon' design for the medals."

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Get Involved - sporting verbs

#bbcsportsday

Martyn Taylor: "To Ashley" - to make a healthy profit while turning the club into relegation certainties.

Lewis Dutton: "To Delph" - pledge loyalty to your "great" boss, then resign two days later.

Tim Stubbs: "To Eddie" - To take something that's broken and, in the space of three months, mend it and make it 10x better! Thanks Mr Jones.

Ben Hewitt: "To Gerrard" - to slip and fall on one's posterior at a crucial moment.

Tweet #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or visit theBBC Sport Facebook page.

Players 'hurt' by Davis criticism - Fox

Football

David Fox
Rex Features

David Fox says Crewe Alexandra's players were hurt by criticism from boss Steve Davis after their defeat by Peterborough.

The midfielder said some players had "thrown in the towel" following the League One strugglers' 3-0 loss on Saturday.

"When the manager starts questioning your effort, that's what hurts the most," Fox, 32, told BBC Radio Stoke.

"But he's bang on - the performance left a lot of questions open and we have to try to put it right."

Jury sent out at Hillsborough inquests

The jury at the Hillsborough inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters has been sent out to start deliberating after hearing two years of evidence.

The seven women and three men will respond to a 14-section questionnaire on how the supporters died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final with Nottingham Forest.

One question asks if the fans were unlawfully killed.

Read BBC News' developing report here.

Thumbs-up from Blackwell

Boxing

A happy sight as British super featherweight Stephen Smith tweets a picture of a smiling Nick Blackwell, who is recovering in hospital.

Blackwell, 25, spent nine days in an induced coma after suffering a bleed on the skull following his British middleweight title defeat by Chris Eubank Jr in London on 26 March.

Lovely to see this, @nickblackwell02 smiling. Get well soon champ x

Lovely to see this, @nickblackwell02 smiling. Get well soon champ x

'Rangers will need time in top flight'

Football

Rangers players celebrate sealing the Championship title
SNS Group Alan Harvey

Former Rangers defender Dave MacPherson is backing the Ibrox club to "come back bigger, better and stronger".

However, he does not expect Rangers to be in shape to win the Premiership next season, following their promotion for winning the Championship title.

"The players will be looking forward to challenging Celtic, Aberdeen and Hearts at the top," MacPherson told BBC Scotland.

"But I think it will take two or three seasons for them to compete."

Get Involved - vote on best forward in Europe

Football

If you haven't already, don't forget to vote on who you think has been the best forward in Europe's top leagues this season.

There are 15 options to choose from - including other - and the vote will run until 15:00 BST.

To make your choice, click to the right of this page or click on the 'vote' tab if you're using a mobile device.

Online voting terms and conditions can be read here.

Get Involved - sporting verbs

#bbcsportsday

Steve Moysey: "To Spurs" - to win against top oppo, success in sight, fail against weak oppo and miss out. "We've Spursed it up again!"

Christian Evans: "To Neville" - to talk yourself up and then fail to deliver.

Guillaume: "To Inzaghi" - to always be living on the edge.

Tweet #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or visit theBBC Sport Facebook page.

Road trip

Moto GP

MotoGP drivers and teams have been on quite a road trip to get to their next race.

Following he Argentina Grand Prix at Termas de Río Hondo on Sunday, some teams were unable to fly out after a storm caused the cancellation of their flights.

So they jumped on the team bus for an epic 12 hours journey across Argentina to catch a flight to Austin, Texas for the next race.

One of those caught up in the delays was British rider Scott Redding who races for OCTO Pramac Yakhnich.

Follow our MISSION TO AUSTIN! Live facebook.com/pramacracing First stop Cordoba (500km by bus) #HOUSTONweHAVEaPROBLEM

Follow our MISSION TO AUSTIN! Live facebook.com/pramacracing First stop Cordoba (500km by bus) #HOUSTONweHAVEaPROBLEM

Get Involved - sporting verbs

#bbcsportsday

Cal Gibson: "To Toon" - to cling onto a 'big club' status while fighting for relegation. See also "To Villa".

Village Cricketer: "To Brathwaite" - To unleash savage destruction on the biggest stage.

Jake Wilson: "To Adebayor" - to play for nearly all the clubs in any one city.

Victor Ekpo: "To Mourinho" - to win without Zlataning. 

Tweet #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or visit theBBC Sport Facebook page.

Klopp return 'very, very special'

Borussia Dortmund v Liverpool, Europa League QF first leg, (Thursday, 20:05 BST)

Jurgen Klopp
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Jurgen Klopp's return to Borussia Dortmund will be a "very, very special occasion", according to the German club's coach Thomas Tuchel.

The Liverpool boss will face the side he led for seven years - winning the Bundesliga twice - in the Europa League on Thursday. 

"I'm 100% sure that nobody forgets this time," said Tuchel.

"It's a very special game of course and Jurgen will get a warm welcome but from the moment the whistle blows, he wants to win."