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  1. Everton boss Martinez sacked
  2. Pochettino signs Spurs contract extension to 2021
  3. Five Premier League news conferences
  4. Adkins sacked by Sheffield United
  5. Tennis: Murray & Konta in action at Italian Open
  6. Get involved: Your club's season in a limerick - #bbcsportsday

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

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Pochettino and Roberto Martinez
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So that's it from us after what's been a very eventful Sportsday.

After the relegation issues in the Premier League were sorted last night, it's been a tale of two bosses today.

While Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino signed a new contract committing him to the club until 2021, Everton have sacked Roberto Martinez after three years in charge.

We'll be back from 08:00 BST on Friday for a plethora of Premier League news conferences and all the key events and breaking stories. See you then and goodbye for now.

Macklin retires from ring


Matthew Macklin
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Former British and European middleweight champion Matthew Macklin has announced his retirement.

The 33-year-old won 35 of his 41 professional fights, but lose three world title challenges against Felix Sturm, Sergio Martinez and Gennady Golovkin.

"I wanted to know how good I was and test myself against the very best the sport had to offer and I can proudly say I did that," he said.

Simpson to miss trophy parade


Leicester defender Danny Simpson will miss the club's Premier League trophy parade on Monday after being placed under a curfew.

Simpson, convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, will no longer have to complete unpaid work due to press intrusion.

He denied strangling the mother of his child but was convicted last May.

However, the 29-year-old's lawyer complained that journalists had found where he was carrying out his community service, making it impossible.

A judge revoked the sentence and ruled he should serve a curfew instead.

Danny Simpson
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France Euro 2016 squad to be announced


John Bennett

BBC World Service

Anthony Martial
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France coach Didier Deschamps will announce his Euro 2016 squad live during the 8pm news bulletin on French TV channel TF1 tonight. 

The likes of Dimitri Payet, N’Golo Kante, Hatem Ben Arfa and Olivier Giroud are facing nervous waits to discover if they’ll be in or out. 

Christian Karembeu, a World Cup winner in 1998, told BBC World Service: “In our squad now we can expect surprises. 

"I think we can't forget Dimitri Payet and Hatem Ben Arfa from the list. They have been great this season but I think we need to understand how Didier is managing the group, taking care of the collective. And in the end only the chosen ones will make it to the Euros in France.”

“Anthony Martial will be important. In 1998 there was Thierry Henry and David Trezeguet and they were very young so we're counting on him."

Martinez sacked by Everton


As well as Roberto Martinez's relentless positivity (at least until the last few weeks), we'll miss seeing his stylish brown shoes on Premier League touchlines...  

Roberto Martinez's brown shoes
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Everton awards night off


Anyone heading for the Everton annual awards at St George's Hall... stand down - it's off.

Think of all that money wasted on hired tuxedos...

Tthe Club’s End of Season Awards, due to be held at St George’s Hall tonight, has been postponed.

Tthe Club’s End of Season Awards, due to be held at St George’s Hall tonight, has been postponed.

Get Involved - Everton sack Martinez


Andrew Neill: I really hope De Boer is appointed Everton manager. Not coz I'm a Toffee but a Geordie hoping to retain Rafa :o)

Anthony Wright: Sad that things haven't worked out for Martinez but definitely time for a change. I'd like to see Bilic in charge come August.

Oludotun: Time for David Moyes to return and complete his project.

Chris Henley: Never heard such propaganda in post-match press. How stupid did he think we were? Sick of hearing 'maturity' and 'phenomenal'.

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Get Involved - your club's season in a limerick


Lisa Geary has timed this perfectly:

The young manager of Everton,

At first he was loved by everyone,

But it drove fans round the bend,

When his team couldn't defend,

Will De Boer be next at Everton?

Everton sack Martinez


Daily Telegraph chief sports writer Paul Hayward draws a parallel between the circumstances of Roberto Martinez's sacking and Jose Mourinho's departure from Chelsea...

This season I reckon I've seen at least two teams down tools on their manager. Chelsea under Mourinho, Everton with Martinez. It's a trend.

So although Roberto Martinez caused his own downfall at Everton (sacked, just now), when players decide you're the problem - you're gone.

Everton sack Martinez


Everton have released a statement after conforming the departure of manager Roberto Martinez:

"The chairman and the board of directors would like to place on record their thanks for the dedication and commitment Roberto has shown during his three seasons with the club.

"Roberto has been a great ambassador for the club, conducting himself, at all times, with the utmost integrity and dignity. He secured the club its highest ever Premier League points total, a place in the last 16 of the Europa League and appearances in both domestic cup semi-finals.

"He has also played a key role in the development of several young players, managing their progression to the Everton first team and international honours."

Roberto Martinez

Everton sack Martinez


It all started off so well...

21 - Roberto Martinez won 21 Premier League games in his 1st season in charge at Everton - he won 22 in his next two seasons combined. Fade.

Everton confirm Martinez departure


We've known for a while but Everton have now officially confirmed that manager Roberto Martinez has left the club...

Everton Football Club regrets to announce that Roberto Martinez has left his position as First Team Manager with immediate effect.

Wilder new Sheffield United boss


Chris Wilder

Chris Wilder has been given a three-year contract as he takes over at Sheffield United.

He will be assisted by Alan Knill, his number two at Northampton.

Speaking on behalf of the club's joint owners, Kevin McCabe said: "We are delighted to appoint Chris, he has a fantastic reputation. He understands the ethos of our club and is a modern 21st century manager."

Wilder said: "Obviously, people know my connection with the club as a supporter and former player and I want Bramall Lane to return to be an intimidating place - I don't want the players to feel it is a burden, playing in front of 20,000 fans."

BreakingWilder new Sheffield United boss


Sheffield United have appointed Chris Wilder as their new manager after sacking Nigel Adkins earlier today.

Wilder led Northampton to promotion from League Two this season.

Brown charged with misconduct


Phil Brown
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Southend boss Phil Brown has been charged with misconduct by the FA after calling for assistant referee Barry Gordon to be "struck off" for his role in awarding a penalty in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Bury.

Ryan Lowe hit the winner after Sam McQueen was adjudged to have handled.  

An FA statement said: "It is alleged that on five separate occasions from the 93rd minute through to 30mins after the game, his language and/or behaviour was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper. 

"He has until 18:00 BST on 16 May to respond to the charge." 

Where does Pellegrini go next?

Swansea v Man City (Sunday, 15:00 BST)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Manchester City

Enigmatic until the end.

Little was known about Manuel Pellegrini the man when he arrived in Manchester - and not much more has been unearthed in the three years since his departure.

Those who have worked with him say he has a tough streak - but he keeps it well hidden from the media.

The interesting thing now - beyond making sure City get the point they need to secure a top four place at Swansea on Sunday - is where he is going to go next.

In describing the Premier League as the "best in the world" safe to assume he would be quite keen to stay in it.

Hamilton criticises Red Bull decision

Spanish Grand Prix news conference

World champion Lewis Hamilton doesn't think much of the Kvyat-Verstappen swap.

The Briton believes Red Bull were wrong to demote Kvyat to Toro Rosso and replace him at Red Bull with teenager Verstappen.

"It is a good opportunity for one, but for the other it is very unfortunate," says Hamilton. "Red Bull has done well in bringing young talent forward but they need to be aware that young drivers need time to progress.

"There is so much to learn and a lot of pressure on the shoulders. To take a driver out of a team where he is comfortable, do I agree with it? That doesn't really matter but it is something I wouldn't have done."

Lewis Hamilton
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I'll give my answers on the track - Kvyat

Spanish Grand Prix news conference

Spanish Grand Prix
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Talking about awkward... 

At a news conference before this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, new Red Bull driver Max Verstappen (right) was sitting next to Daniil Kvyat, the man who went the opposite direction and was demoted from Red Bull to their sister team Toro Rosso.

Kvyat said: "The decision was a bit of a shock but it is what it is. I have always given my best and I will try to give a loud answer on the track.

"Toro Rosso is a team I very much like and they have given me a warm welcome. The goals are clear for the team and I will be giving my answers on the track." 

Eighteen-year-old Verstappen felt Red Bull were not taking a gamble on promoting him. He added: "It was a bigger risk to be so young in F1 and I've handled it well. Now it is about getting used to a new car and the things I've done in the factory give me a lot of confidence."

Everton sack Martinez


Roberto Martinez

A reminder of the big news of the day, Everton's sacking of Roberto Martinez after three years in charge.

In case you were wondering, Everton have not officially confirmed the departure of Martinez.But it is only a matter of time.

All quiet at the club at the moment, with nothing new on the Toffees' Twitter account for three hours.

Mind you, they could just be getting ready for the club's annual awards tonight. 

That's going to be rather awkward for all involved.

Williams leaves Forest


Nottingham Forest confirm that first-team coach Paul Williams, who took temporary charge of first-team affairs for the final 10 matches of the season, has left the club.

Forest finished 16th in the Championship, with 55 points.

Konta bows out in Rome


Piers Newbery

BBC Sport in Rome

Johanna Konta is out of the Italian Open after a 4-6 7-5 6-2 defeat by Japan's Misaki Doi, a disappointing result for the Briton, ranked 22 places higher at 23 in the world.

Left-hander Doi's forehand proved the key shot in an impressive performance, and she goes on to face Romania's Irina Begu in the quarter-finals in Rome.

Konta heads to the French Open in 10 days' time, and it's a mark of her stunning progress that 12 months ago she was ranked 143rd and playing on the lowly ITF tour.

Swansea news conference

Swansea v Manchester City (Sun, 15:00 BST)

Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin believes this season could be "a lesson" for the club and is already targeting 40 points next season as a priority.

"The last 10 years at Swansea have been up and up. It is not easy to keep going in football.

"It is important to have a season that is complicated so we can learn new things."  

Harris faces misconduct rap


Millwall manager Neil Harris charged by the FA for misconduct in relation to the game against Gillingham on Sunday.  

Konta a break down in deciding set


Problems for British women's number one Johanna Konta who is 5-2 down in the deciding set against Japan's Misaki Doi.

Konta, the world number 23, took the first set 6-4 but Doi levelled by winning the next 7-5.   

Dettori claims Dante Stakes

Horse Racing

Wings Of Desire, ridden by Frankie Dettori, won the Dante Stakes at York as favourite Midterm finished unplaced.

The 9-1 chance, trained by John Gosden, surged past long-time leader Deauville, with Foundation in third.

Swansea news conference

Swansea v Manchester City (Sun, 15:00 BST)

More from Swans boss Francesco Guidolin, who admits he will not have the final say on transfers this summer, "the decision is with our chairman" and can only ask for certain "characteristics" in players.  

Norwich news conference

Everton v Norwich (Sun, 15:00 BST)

Manager Alex Neil on plans for next season in the Championship. "We don't need to sell anyone - we're financially stable. We want a team that is hungry and up for the fight next year.

"A lot of young players are going to be allowed to stake their claim to play a major part next year, and that'll be up to them."  

Swansea news conference

Swansea v Manchester City (Sun, 15:00 BST)

Mark Poyser of BBC Wales listening to Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin.

Francesco Guidolin says he's "won his first challenge" at #SwanseaCity by securing a new contract @BBCWalesSport

Francesco Guidolin says he's "won his first challenge" at #SwanseaCity by securing a new contract @BBCWalesSport

Get Involved - Everton sack Martinez


Stephen MCP Brogarth: Feels like a weight off my shoulders so must feel good to all involved inc RM. Should have quit with some dignity after Wembley.

Matt Driver: At this point there was no other option, he'd lost the fans and we were on a downward spiral.  

Trouser Banter: About time. Defence has been a shambles - one win in 10 is pitiful and his delusional optimism has turned him into a laughing stock.

Steve: Right decision as EFC awful this year. Results speak for themselves and as new owner it was the correct time for change.

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Martinez sacked by Everton


Former Everton defender Michael Ball believes the decision to sack Roberto Martinez should have been made much earlier...

Not surprising he has gone today to stop anymore embarrassment at tonight's awards evening & Sunday. 1/2

But can't stopping thinking if decision was made earlier what could've been for EFC this year. Loyalty over success? Now who steps in?

MacKinnon appointed new Dundee United boss


Ray McKinnon

Relegated Dundee United have appointed Ray McKinnon as their new manager on a three-year contract.

McKinnon, 45, resigned as boss of Raith Rovers on Wednesday after agreeing to take over at Tannadice, where he enjoyed two spells as a player.

The former midfielder succeeds Mixu Paatelainen, who left United on 4 May after their drop to the Championship.

Raith missed out on promotion via the play-offs and McKinnon had a year left to run on his contract at Stark's Park.

McKinnon joined Rovers as manager last year after three years in charge of Brechin City.

Norwich news conference

Everton v Norwich (Sun, 15:00 BST)

More from Norwich boss Alex Neil on the club's relegation. "There were mistakes made in the season. I'll sit down and address what happened and what could have been done.

"We didn't hit the heights that we thought we could. We had chances to make ourselves safe and we didn't do enough."  

Konta all square


Johanna Konta in action against Misaki Doi
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Staying with tennis and British number one Johanna Konta has just gone into a deciding set against Misaki Doi of Japan in round three of the Italian Open.

Konta, the world number 23, took the first set 6-4 against 45th-ranked Doi, but the Japanese player levelled by winning the next 7-5. 

Federer French Open chances 'not great'


Piers Newbery

BBC Sport in Rome

Roger Federer

Roger Federer has been talking to the media after his earlier 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 defeat by Austria's Dominic Thiem, with the Swiss player's back problems the talking point.

"I'm happy I was able to play and still feel about the same, like yesterday, not worse. That was most important," said Federer.

The 34-year-old has 10 days to prepare for the French Open, and admits his hopes of winning a second Paris title are not high.

"I see my chances as not great to have the most unbelievable run," he said.

"But if maybe in three, four days I can practice 100% for next week, then I believe that something is possible again."

Racing from York

Horse Racing

Frank Keogh

BBC Sport

Midterm is the favourite for York’s Dante Stakes (15:15 BST) on Thursday in what is usually a key trial for next month’s Derby at Epsom.

Five of the last 10 winners have gone on to be placed in the Classic, including the 2015 Dante and Derby victor Golden Horn.

Pat Smullen rides Midterm, a son of 2001 Derby winner Galileo and multiple Group One scorer Midday, for in-form trainer Sir Michael Stoute.

You can check out the latest going, non-runners and resultson the BBC Sport website.

Manics' bass player Nicky Wire said recording the Wales Euro 2016 song was a "bucket list moment"
Fans hear Manic Street Preachers' official anthem for Wales' appearance at Euro 2016 for the first time. Bass player Nicky Wire says it was a "bucket list moment" to record it

Norwich news conference

Everton v Norwich (Sun, 15:00 BST)

Alex Neil

Defiant Norwich boss Alex Neil after the club's relegation to the Championship: "We're a great club and we're really well run. Not long ago we were in League One, people have to remember that."

Your team's season in a limerick


Impressively up-to-date stuff...but will the prediction come true?


They said meeting Sir Alex was treason,

But Poch went there for a reason,

He's signed a new deal,

Now Tottenham will steal,

The Premier League title next season.

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Sunderland news conference

Watford v Sunderland (Sun, 15:00 BST)

Sam Allardyce
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A meteorological angle from Sam Allardyce describing Sunderland's route to Premier League safety. "December was dark from a weather point of view and dark at the club. We lost five in a row but there was a window of opportunity.

"That window was January and the new lads have done so well to settle at the club. Since then it's been much brighter.

"I've been very blessed in life but I'll try and make it even better next year!" 

Martinez scheduled to appear in charity match


Roberto Martinez, former Wigan boss of course and now former Everton manager, is due to play in a charity match between Latics Legends and Dutch Masters at Ashton Town FC on Friday.