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Summary

  1. Hillsborough inquests: 96 Liverpool fans were unlawfully killed, jury finds
  2. Champions League SF first leg: Man City v Real Madrid (19:45)
  3. Petrov hopes to make professional return
  4. World Snooker Championship updates
  5. Tennis: Robson wins first WTA match since 2013

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By Matt Davis and Alan Jewell

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Remembering the 96

Graphic of victims of the Hillsborough disaster
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It has been an emotional day after an inquest jury found the 96 Liverpool supporters who died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough were unlawfully killed

BBC News' continuing live coverage can be followed here.

We'll be back from 08:00 BST on Wednesday. Thanks for joining us and goodbye.

Man City v Real Madrid (19:45 BST)

Champions League semi-final

There are two ways to follow all the action from the Etihad.

The match is live on BBC Radio 5 live, with build-up from 18:30 BST.

There is also live text coverage of the match on the BBC Sport website, also from 18:30 BST.

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Man City v Real Madrid (19:45 BST)

Champions League semi-final

Manuel Pellegrini has called on his team to control their emotions after having players shown red cards in previous big European games.

They had a man sent off in both legs of the last-16 defeat by Barcelona in 2013-14, while Gael Clichy was dismissed in the first leg of last season's loss to the same opponents at the same stage.

"We need to have a very hot heart but a cold mind, that's a lesson we've learned," said Pellegrini.

Man City v Real Madrid (19:45 BST)

Champions League semi-final

Danny Murphy

MOTD pundit

In a game like this one, you are looking for players who can conjure up a moment of brilliance in the final third to make something happen out of nothing.

It is in this area where Manuel Pellegrini has the most options, even with Yaya Toure unavailable.

One advantage of him being out is that, while Kevin de Bruyne has the legs to play wide, he is better in that number 10 role. So, by playing him there you use him in the position where he is most effective.

Playing there he is also likely to have more chances to score himself too.

The £55m Belgian scored crucial goals in both legs of the quarter-final and the onus will be on him and Sergio Aguero to provide the main goal threat again.

Read Danny's full column here.

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Man City v Real Madrid (19:45 BST)

Champions League semi-final

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Edmund wins in Estoril

It's been a decent day for British tennis players. After Laura Robson's victory earlier, GB men's number three Kyle Edmund has beaten Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver in straight sets to reach round two at the clay-court Estoril Open.

Edmund came back from a break down in the second set to win 6-3 7-5 and next plays French third seed Benoit Paire.  

However, British number two Aljaz Bedene lost 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 to Russia's Karen Khachanov at the Istanbul Open.

It is the second tournament running in which Bedene has been beaten by Khachanov, having lost to the 19-year-old in Barcelona last week.

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'A painful journey for the families and survivors'

Hillsborough inquests

Liverpool FC chief executive Ian Ayre's statement continues: “Since April 15, 1989, the solidarity shown by Liverpool fans towards the families and survivors encapsulates the unique character of both the club and city. 

"We are also hugely thankful for the unwavering support the wider football community has so generously shown these past 27 years.

“It has been a painful journey for the families and survivors, who have endured and sacrificed so much for so long. The resilience and dignity they have shown throughout their tireless campaign has been humbling and inspirational. Their conduct and actions throughout their struggle has brought pride to the city of Liverpool and will serve as a lasting tribute to the victims.

“The 96 men, women and children who were unlawfully killed at Hillsborough will never be forgotten.”

'True verdict finally delivered'

Hillsborough inquests

Following the Hillsborough inquests' conclusion that the 96 Liverpool fans who died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final were unlawfully killed, Liverpool FC chief executive Ian Ayre has released a statement on behalf of the club.

It reads: “After 27 long years the true verdict has finally been delivered, confirming what the families always believed – their loved ones were unlawfully killed.

“Liverpool Football Club welcomes the jury’s decision, once and for all, that our supporters were not in any way responsible for what happened at Hillsborough. 

"We will always remember the selfless bravery and heroism of the many fans that helped their fellow supporters in the most harrowing of circumstances that day. We praise those who, since the beginning of the inquest, have had to find the courage and strength to re-live what they went through."

Nadal wants his drug-tests to be made public

Tennis

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Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has written to the president of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and asked for all of his drug-test results and blood profile records to be made public.

Nadal's letter was sent to ITF President David Haggerty on Monday, as he filed a lawsuit against ex-French government minister Roselyne Bachelot, who accused him of doping.

"I know how many times I am tested, on and off competition," Nadal wrote in the letter, which has been seen by the Associated Press.

"Please make all my information public. Please make public my biological passport, my complete history of anti-doping controls and tests." 

Man City v Real Madrid (19:45 BST)

Champions League semi-final

Manchester City's supporters could play "the biggest" role in helping the team gain a first-leg advantage, according to captain Vincent Kompany.

"I have never seen a Manchester City team not turn up when the fans are up for it. It's an appeal to them that they have to be as loud as they've ever been. Otherwise, what's the point in buying your ticket to come in?".

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'I convinced her to call our baby ‘Vardy'

A Leicester fan has persuaded his partner to name their unborn child after striker and top scorer Jamie Vardy via an online petition.

Ashley Marriott, from Leicester, spoke to 5 live Daily's Adrian Chiles about how he will give his daughter the middle name Vardy after he hit a target of 5,000 signatures.

He said: "I got 5,000 weeks ago, so it's definitely on. All her family are Spurs fans, which is good for me."

Ashley Marriott
BBC

Are you Torres or a Bale?

Football

Which Champions League semi-finalist are you?

Take this quiz and find out.

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BBC

Man City v Real Madrid (19:45 BST)

Champions League semi-final

Unstoppable?

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Long odds

Football

Kim Kardashian to become the next president of the US.

There was more chance of that happening at 2,000-1, than Leicester winning the title at the beginning of the season.

Check out the weird and wonderful things bookies thought more likely than Leicester winning the Premier League.

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Happy campers

Golf

Going to The Open in July? Aged under 25? Not sorted your accommodation yet?

Well you can get stay for free at The Open Camping Village.

The Open Camping Village, set up by the R&A, will be located a short walk from Royal Troon at Marr Rugby Club. 

It will feature two, four and six person pre-pitched tents along with inflatable camping beds for each guest. 

There will be 500 camping places available each night with the facility set to be open from 10-17 July.  

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Wednesday issue Hillsborough statement

Sheffield Wednesday, who were criticised in the Hillsborough inquests' conclusions, have issued a statement.

A jury found the club failed to approve the plans for dedicated turnstiles for each pen in the 1989 FA Cup semi-final. 

There was also inadequate signage at the club and misleading information on match tickets and club officials should have requested a delay in kick off.

Wednesday's statement said: "Both the ownership and leadership of Sheffield Wednesday has also changed in this time and we reiterate that the sincere condolences of the current chairman, board of directors and everyone at the club remain with the families of the 96 and our thoughts are with all those affected by the tragic events of 1989."

Follow continuing live BBC News coverage here.

Hawkins in slow start

World Snooker Championship

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Barry Hawkins was involved in a thriller on Monday night as he knocked out five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan in a final-frame decider - and perhaps that is now taking its toll.

Hawkins has lost the first three frames of his quarter-final to Hong Kong's Marco Fu.

Scotland's Alan McManus leads compatriot John Higgins 2-1 in the other match which is currently in progress.

If you're in the UK, follow live video coverage here.

In the other ties, Mark Selby leads Kyren Wilson 6-2 and Ding Junhui is up on Mark Williams by the same scoreline.

Bolt Olympic build-up

Athletics

World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt will run the 100m at the Golden Spike in the Czech city of Ostrava on 20 May.

It will be the Jamaican's second start of the Olympic season after a race in the Cayman Islands on 14 May.

Bolt is also scheduled to race in the London Diamond League meet on 22 July, two weeks before the Olympics in Rio.

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Five-star Juventus

Football

The Italian press have gone big on Juventus' title win in today's papers.

The Turin side won their fifth straight title on Monday, after Napoli's 1-0 defeat at Roma.

"Five cheers" wrote La Gazzetta, while Tuttosport's headline is "silence everyone."

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Gazzetta
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Tuttosport

Man City v Real Madrid (19:45 BST)

Champions League semi-final

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insists he and his team-mates are ready for the challenge of facing the 10-time European champions Real Madrid.

"There's not a day in my life where I'm thinking these occasions are stressful or difficult," said the 30-year-old Belgium international.

"I want this for myself - and at this level all players want this for themselves. You have to play against those players as many times as we can and try and beat those teams.

"That's what's going to make history for this club.

"For every single player in the team, if you're not hungry, then you'll never be hungry in football."

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Question of Sport teaser

A Question of Sport Teaser

Earlier we asked which six clubs join Manchester City in reaching the Champions League semi-finals just once since 2010.

How many did you get? The answers are: Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Juventus, Lyon, Manchester United and Schalke. 

Keen quits Colchester

Football

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Kevin Keen has quit as Colchester United manager following their relegation from League One.

He had only been appointed in December in succession to Tony Humes.

A statement on the club's website said: "After a meeting with the owner, Robbie Cowling, over the future direction of the club, Kevin Keen has decided to leave Colchester United with immediate effect.

"Kevin has worked tirelessly to try and turn around the fortunes of the club this season. We wish Kevin all the best in his future career.

"David Wright has agreed to take the team for the remaining two games of the current season."

Liverpool Echo's front page

The Liverpool Echo newspaper has produced a special late edition to cover the finding of unlawful killing in the inquests into the deaths of the 96 Liverpool FC fans at Hillsborough.

Special late edition of the ECHO. Staff privileged to be working today #JFT96

Special late edition of the ECHO. Staff privileged to be working today #JFT96

Man City v Real Madrid (19:45 BST)

Champions League semi-final

Nick Hope

BBC Sport

The scarf sellers are already hard at work on Market Street in Manchester ahead of tonight's Champions League clash between City and Real Madrid...

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Nick Hope

Man City v Real Madrid (19:45 BST)

Champions League semi-final

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will miss Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid because of a thigh injury.

Toure, 32, was hurt late in Saturday's 4-0 win over Stoke but stayed on as City had used their three substitutes.

But captain Vincent Kompany, who has only played 20 times this season for the club, says he is "100% fit" after recovering from repeated calf injuries.

Real hope Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo can play after injuries.

Ronaldo missed Saturday's 3-2 win over Rayo Vallecano with a thigh injury, and fellow forward Benzema limped off in the first half of the game.

Liverpool FC on 'landmark day'

Liverpool FC say they will speak once the Hillsborough families' press conference, which is happening now, has concluded.

You can follow continuing live coverage here.

A landmark day for all affected by the Hillsborough tragedy. 27 years of courage, resilience and determination.

A landmark day for all affected by the Hillsborough tragedy. 27 years of courage, resilience and determination.

FA statement on Hillsborough inquests

The Football Association has released a statement after an inquest found the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough were unlawfully killed.

It "reaffirms" the FA's "deep sorrow" at the tragedy at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final and and pays tribute to the families of the victims who "have conducted themselves with great dignity throughout these inquests".

The statement adds: "While much has changed since 1989, the FA and English football in general must continue to recognise, remember and learn from the tragedy. In looking forward, it is important we never forget.

"Given the ongoing criminal investigations, there are limitations to what we can say. It is in the interests of all concerned that further consideration of the disaster by the relevant authorities must be allowed to take its course." 

Watch Hillsborough families sing You'll Never Walk Alone

Watch families of the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough sing Liverpool FC anthem You'll Never Walk Alone outside court after a jury found the supporters were unlawfully killed.

Hillsborough inquests: Families sing after unlawful killing conclusion

Grobbelaar recalls Hillsborough disaster

Bruce Grobbelaar
BBC

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar has recalled his experience of the Hillsborough disaster on 15 April 1989, in which 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives.

An inquest has found the supporters were unlawfully killed.

Grobbelaar was the closest player to the Leppings Lane end when the tragedy took place.

"It wasn’t like a surge that you had seen before – you could hear creaks because of the metal barriers being bent," he told 5 live Sport's Kelly Cates.

You can hear more from Grobbelaar in 'Hillsborough: The Truth' on Radio 5 live at 19:00 BST on Wednesday.

Varnish allegations should be investigated - UK Sport

Varnish sexism allegations

Following Jess Varnish's allegations of sexism against British Cycling after she was dropped from the GB team, UK Sport has told BBC Sport's Sonia McLaughlan: "We take allegations of sexism very seriously and have been in contact with British Cycling to ensure this is investigated.

"As a recipient of funding, British Cycling should assure us this will be dealt with fairly, swiftly and transparently."

Varnish claimed that British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton made sexist comments and told her to "go and have a baby".

Sutton denies any wrongdoing.

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Petrov wants to play for Villa again

Football

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Former Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov says he wants to return to professional football with relegated Aston Villa.

The 36-year-old retired in 2013 because of the effects of treatment for acute leukaemia, but is now training again.

Petrov, who joined Villa from Celtic in 2006, made 218 appearances for the club in all competitions and earned 92 caps for Bulgaria.  

While promoting his charity golf day on 8 May, he told the Birmingham Mail: "I am very excited. People will be asking a lot of questions, and will have a lot of doubts.

"My fitness is getting close to when I retired, so let's see where we go. Aston Villa remains my priority."

Wilson cuts deficit to Selby

World Snooker Championship

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Kyren Wilson has staged a mini-fightback at the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield by winning the final two frames of the first session to cut his deficit to Mark Selby to 6-2.

Ding Junhui leads Mark Williams by the same scoreline as the quarter-finals got under way on Tuesday.

Alan McManus faces John Higgins and Marco Fu takes on Ronnie O'Sullivan's conqueror Barry Hawkins in the other last-eight ties, which begin at 14:30 BST.

Viewers in the UK can follow live video coverage on this website. 

Liverpool fans unlawfully killed at Hillsborough

A reminder of the big news of the day as an inquest jury finds the 96 Liverpool fans who died at the 1989 Hillsborough FA Cup semi-final were unlawfully killed.

The jury found match commander Ch Supt David Duckenfield was "responsible for manslaughter by gross negligence" due to a breach of his duty of care.  

When considering how each of the 96 victims died, the jury concluded many died well after 15:15 on the day of the match.  

BBC News' report of the inquests' conclusions can be read here while continuing live coverage can be followed here.

Price's anger at IBF rankings

Boxing

Britain's David Price believes he should be reinstated into the IBF's top 15 fighters after his last opponent Erkan Teper was banned for doping.

Price was knocked out in the second round by Teper last July, but the German then failed a post-fight drugs test and was banned for two years.

Teper is still ranked third by the IBF, while Price, who was ranked fifth last June, is no longer in the top 15.

"I have been cheated and I deserve something back," said Price, 32.

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April snow-showers hits cricket

Cricket

Heaviest snowfall we've seen so far in the match... #bbccricket @bbclondonsport

Heaviest snowfall we've seen so far in the match... #bbccricket @bbclondonsport

While Chris Jordan heads for the warm weather of India, Those of you reading this in Britain may have noticed it's rather nippy outside and a number of county cricket matches have been affected - by snow!

There has been no play in Durham (above) where Middlesex are the visitors, while flakes have also fallen in Derby, Bristol, Edgbaston and Grace Road.

Follow our live text commentary of the action - whether that's on the pitch or in the sky - here.