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  1. Europa League final: Liverpool v Sevilla (19:45 BST)
  2. Terry signs new one-year Chelsea deal
  3. Villa could be sold by end of the week
  4. Warnock not staying as Rotherham manager
  5. Get involved: Your epic sporting journeys - #bbcsportsday

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By Patrick Jennings and Alan Jewell

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Can Liverpool make it four?

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Sevilla might have won the Europa League/Uefa Cup four times in 10 seasons, but Liverpool have plenty of history in this competition themselves...

Bill Shankly led the Reds to their first European trophy in 1973, defeating Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-2 on aggregate...

Bill Shankly
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...Club Brugge were seen off 4-3 on aggregate in 1976, in a year they also won the league title...

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... while Alaves were beaten 5-4 in a incredible final in 2001 in Dortmund...

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... will more history be made?

Find out tonight. Goodbye.

bbc-coverageJimmy Hill documentary

BBC One 22:45 BST

After the Europa League final is done with, make a mental note to tune into BBC One for a special documentary looking back at the extraordinary life of Jimmy Hill.

'Jimmy Hill: A Man For All Seasons' features contributions from Gary Lineker, Alan Hansen, Sir Alex Ferguson and his old punditry sparring partner Terry Venables.

Hill, a former player, manager and Match of the Day host/pundit, died in December aged 87.

The documentary is on BBC One at 22:45 BST, 23:15 on BBC One Wales and 23:45 on BBC One Northern Ireland.

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Matthaus picks the Reds

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Just the 150 international caps for former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus, who is predicting a Liverpool win tonight...

@EuropaLeague @LFC to win 2:1 #UELfinal

A lively night in Basel

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Imagine what it'll be like if Liverpool win...

Liverpool fans in Basel lastnight #LFCvSev
Liverpool fans in Basel lastnight #LFCvSev
Liverpool fans in Basel lastnight #LFCvSev

Liverpool fans in Basel lastnight #LFCvSev

Focus Forum previews Europa final

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Europa League final: Liverpool face tough Seville test

Dan Walker is joined by Jermaine Jenas and Mark Lawrenson for this week's Focus Forum to discuss Liverpool's Europa League final against Sevilla, which is not long away now.

Lawro believes the Reds can get the job done if they replicate their performances against Borussia Dortmund and Villarreal. 

Counting down...

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So then. Just a few hours to go until kick-off now. Pressed for time with all the preparations? 

Watch the video below for a quick digest of all the stats you need to know...  

Europa League final: Liverpool v Sevilla - all you need to know

Your epic sporting journeys


Today we've been asking for your tales of epic or unusual journeys to sporting events - like flying from Buenos Aires to Basel for tonight's Europa League final. Here's another sterling effort.

Flew home from Abu Dhabi for Brighton v Stockport in 2009. A relegation must win at Withdean. 1-0! #bbcsportsday

Flew home from Abu Dhabi for Brighton v Stockport in 2009. A relegation must win at Withdean. 1-0! #bbcsportsday

The social season in review


Where were you for Vardy's party, Van Gaal's slip, or the moment Thierry Henry touched Jamie Carragher's leg?

BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury's been looking back on the Premier League season in his own inimitable style. 

Head over here for the highlights, it's a lovely read. 


Uncertainty surrounds Rooney testimonial


Simon Stone

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There is still no resolution to the uncertainty surrounding Wayne Rooney’s testimonial, despite Manchester United securing direct qualification to the Europa League group phase.

Rooney is hoping to raise millions of pounds for his chosen charities at his game on 3 August, which was due to be against Everton at Old Trafford.

However, the testimonial still has not been signed off.

One of the issues was a clash with the third qualifying round of the Europa League, which was still a possibility for United until their 3-1 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford.

In the time it has taken for United to be certain the preferred 3 August date is clear, Everton have sacked their manager.

Until a replacement for Roberto Martinez is installed, the Toffeemen may not be able to cement their pre-season plans, meaning an even longer wait for Rooney to confirm his game, and less time to put the required arrangements in place.

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Upton Park extra game for West Ham Ladies called off


Frank Keogh

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A West Ham Ladies' match has been called off so that the men's win over Manchester United can remain as the last public fixture played at Upton Park.

The 5 June game was cancelled despite a vote in favour of it going ahead.

Out of nearly 12,000 fans, 52% were in favour and 48% against the idea, a fundraiser for the Ladies' team said.

The club said it was responding to supporters' comments and fan feedback on social media.

Read the full story over here.

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Top of the Klopps


Fancy a watch of Jurgen Klopp's top 10 moments since becoming Liverpool boss? 

Of course you do.

Jurgen Klopp: Top 10 Liverpool moments

Sevilla's clean bill of health

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Sevilla, Europa League champions for the past two seasons running, have no new injury worries - with Denmark midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli out with a long-term knee injury.

But while tonight's final in Basel will be the last match in Liverpool's season, Sevilla will play again on Sunday, facing Barcelona for the Spanish Cup, the Copa del Rey. 

Extra time and pens it is then...

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Henderson to start? Origi to return?

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Jurgen Klopp's got some pretty big selection decisions to make this afternoon. 

Does the Liverpool boss start captain Jordan Henderson for the first time since his recovery from a knee injury suffered in early April? 

Does striker Divock Origi play after returning to training following an ankle injury?

"I don't expect to start," said Henderson. "I know I've been out a long time and I've only played 25-30 minutes.

"When I've been injured the team has done very well and played in some big games to get to the final.

"I'm ready to play as long or as little as the manager wants me to."

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The battle of the bands

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The atmosphere is building ever higher over in Basel...

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The Europa kings

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Think it'll be a stroll for Liverpool tonight? 

It might be worth thinking again. Sevilla have serious pedigree in this competition, winning it in the past two seasons and four times in 10 years.

They had a thrilling 3-2 victory over Ukrainian side Dnipro in Warsaw 12 months ago after beating Benfica 4-2 on penalties in Turin in 2014.  

In 2007 they defeated Espanyol on penalties at Hampden Park, the year after thrashing Middlesbrough 4-0 in Eindhoven,.

Plenty more on why Liverpool should fear the Spaniards over here.

Stewart signs up

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Elite League side Coventry Blaze have signed Liam Stewart, son of music legend Rod and former model Rachel Hunter, for the 2016-17 season.

The London-born, American-bred 21-year-old will count as a foreign import, due to his overseas junior development.

"My dad loves it," he said. "It's different from soccer, but he loves the intensity of it.

"He's only an hour and a half away, so he'll be able to get to watch me play more than he's ever done."

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Excited about the Euros then?


We are. BBC Sport is counting down 25 classic moments from the European Championships in the run-up to this summer's tournament in France.

Today's offering? Greece's unbelievable victory over hosts and favourites Portugal in the final of Euro 2004. Enjoy.

A sea of red

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Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer in Basel

Liverpool fans in Basel
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When Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was told Basel was "a sea of red" yesterday he delivered the puzzled response of a man locked away in preparation for tonight's Europa League final with Sevilla.

If he took a walk from Liverpool's hotel this afternoon he would be puzzled no longer - large swathes of the red half of Merseyside have descended on the city and have been claiming vantage points to hang up their flags and also enjoy the rather decent weather.

Remains to be seen whether Sevilla, led by their perfectionist coach Unai Emery, will be unnerved. They are rather good at this competition, having won it in the last two seasons.

Where it's happening

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A beautiful afternoon at the #UEL fanzone. Excited for the #UELfinal?

A beautiful afternoon at the #UEL fanzone. Excited for the #UELfinal?

Sorry Uefa, but it seems to us all the fun is happening away from the fanzone...

Liverpool fans enjoying the Basel sunshine... #UELfinal

Liverpool fans enjoying the Basel sunshine... #UELfinal

Although it must take a while to get to the bar...

Celtic close to naming next boss?


Celtic may decide on their new manager within a couple of days, according to their biggest individual shareholder Dermot Desmond.

Desmond told the BBC the club has interviewed "in excess of six" candidates, with Brendan Rodgers, 43, known to be among them.

"We're excited about the managers we've interviewed and we've discussed, and hopefully in the next few days we will decide, and enter negotiations," said Desmond. 

"There's lots of people - I wouldn't speculate on who is the person at this point in time."  


'A seat at European football's top table on offer'

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There is more than a trophy on the line for Liverpool tonight as they face holders Sevilla for the Europa League.  

"This is the game that will shape his summer strategy and Liverpool's immediate future," says BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty.

Phil adds: "The Europa League has almost been treated as an unwanted intrusion into the calendar, Uefa's second-class citizen behind the riches and glory of the Champions League.

"This all changed when a Champions League place was awarded to the winners - leaving Klopp and Liverpool with the opportunity to compensate for a pedestrian eighth-place finish in the Premier League with a seat at European football's top table."

Read more of Phil's thoughts here.

Warnock not staying on as Rotherham boss


Gainsborough Trinity, Burton Albion, Scarborough, Notts County, Torquay United, Huddersfield Town, Plymouth Argyle, Oldham Athletic, Bury, Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers, Leeds United, Crystal Palace, QPR again (as caretaker) and Rotherham.

Where next for Neil?

Warnock not staying on as Rotherham boss


"We would like to place on record our thanks to Neil and his support staff for the 16 games that they led the team at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign," Rotherham said. 

"We wish Neil, Kevin (Blackwell) and Ronnie (Jepson) health and happiness for the future.

"We will be looking to release details of a new managerial appointment in due course."

Warnock not staying on as Rotherham boss


Warnock took charge of the Millers in February after Neil Redfearn was sacked and guided them towards a position of safety.

Speaking once survival had been confirmed, the 67-year-old said he believes he is the best manager in the Championship.

"I don't think there is anybody else who can touch me at this level. My record is as good as anybody's," he told BBC Radio Sheffield

BreakingWarnock not staying on as Rotherham boss


Neil Warnock will not be staying on as Rotherham's manager next season. 

"Following lengthy and protracted discussions over the past two weeks, Rotherham United can confirm that Neil Warnock will not be the manager of the club going forward," a club statement read. 

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Yours for a quid?


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You can't even get a cup of coffee for £1 these days, but that's all you need to buy yourself a professional goalkeeper.

Blackpool stopper Colin Doyle has a clause in his contract which allows him to be sold for a £1 because of their relegation to League Two, reports the Blackpool Gazette.

They add: "Doyle is set to be a target for several League One clubs this summer. Whenever free from injury, he was Pool’s first-choice keeper last season and made 36 appearances, often impressing under pressure."

Read more here.

Northern Ireland squad announced


Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has announced a 28-man squad to play Belarus on Friday, 27 May, with his 23-man squad for the Euros to be named the Saturday afterwards.

O'Neill's side then play Slovakia away in their final Euro 2016 warm-up game on Saturday, 4 June. 

"We will use the Belarus game to look at our options, our systems and how we play," he said. 

"It's a chance to look at personnel and to give players opportunities." 

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'More Russian federations could be banned'


More Russian sports federations could be banned if the latest allegations of state-aided doping are proven, Olympic president Thomas Bach says.

Whistleblower Vitaly Stepanov has claimed Russian intelligence agents posed as anti-doping staff to cover up cheating at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

If true, it would represent an "unimaginable level of criminality", Bach said.

Russian athletics is banned from global competition over separate claims.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Bach said the latest allegations by former Russian anti-doping agency worker Stepanov would be a "shocking new dimension in doping" if proven.

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Coutinho wins man of the match vote

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The results are in and midfielder Philippe Coutinho was the clear winner in our vote on who will be Liverpool's man of the match in the Europa League final against Sevilla.

The Brazilian was chosen by 34% of those who took part, with Emre Can second on 14% and Roberto Firminio third, with 13%.

The full breakdown is as follows:

  1. Philippe Coutinho 34%
  2. Emre Can 14%
  3. Roberto Firmino 13%
  4. James Milner 11%
  5. Daniel Sturridge 9%
  6. Adam Lallana 4%
  7. Simon Mignolet 4%
  8. Joe Allen 3%
  9. Kolo Toure 2%
  10. Other 2%
  11. Christian Benteke 1%
  12. Dejan Lovren 1%
  13. Jordan Henderson 1%
  14. Alberto Moreno 0%
  15. Nathaniel Clyne 0%

Painting the town red

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A running theme...

Red everywhere you look @LFC #EuropaLeagueFinal #bbcfootball
Red everywhere you look @LFC #EuropaLeagueFinal #bbcfootball
Red everywhere you look @LFC #EuropaLeagueFinal #bbcfootball

Red everywhere you look @LFC #EuropaLeagueFinal #bbcfootball

Saul signs up


Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has signed a new contract with the Spanish club, extending his current deal until 2021. 

Scorer of that goal against Bayern Munich in this season's Champions League semi-finals, the 21-year-old midfielder was on Tuesday named in Spain's preliminary 25-man squad for Euro 2016.

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Get Involved - Liverpool man of the match vote

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Our vote on who will be Liverpool's man of the match has now closed. Thanks to all those who took part. We'll bring you the full results shortly.

Don Cossack highest-rated jumps horse

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Don Cossack

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Don Cossack has been ranked the highest-rated horse in jump racing for the second year running.

The nine-year-old gelding, trained in Ireland by Gordon Elliott, has an uncertain future after suffering a tendon injury.

Don Cossack has been allocated a rating of 177, it was announced as the Anglo-Irish Jumps Classifications were revealed on Wednesday.

The Gold Cup winner was ranked just ahead of Cue Card, Faugheen and Vautour (all 176) with Sprinter Sacre on 175 and Thistlecrack at 174.

Get Involved - Liverpool man of the match

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If you haven't already, you've got just 10 minutes left to vote on who you think will be Liverpool's man of the match against Sevilla in the Europa League final.

Click to the right of this screen or select the 'vote' tab if you're using a mobile device.

Full BBC Sport online voting terms and conditions can be read here.

A city holds its breath


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Steve Harper says the "whole city" of Newcastle is on "tenterhooks" while Rafael Benitez decides whether to remain as boss of the relegated club.

Benitez is thought to have a break clause in his contract that would allow him to leave in the summer.

Former Newcastle goalkeeper Harper told BBC Radio 5 live he hopes the Spaniard stays.

"Given the disappointment of relegation, this is what the fans need to start the healing process," he said.

"The whole city is on tenterhooks. They are craving this piece of good news."

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Will he stay?

'Sevilla tiene un color especial...'

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We've seen a lot of excellent work from Liverpool fans in the build-up to tonight's match in Basel, but it's safe to say Sevilla's supporters are playing their part too...

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Your epic sporting journeys

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Today we're asking for your tales of epic or unusual journeys to sporting events - like flying from Buenos Aires to Basel for tonight's Europa League final.   

Xavier Lopez, Glasgow: Glasgow to London to Amsterdam to Quito to Sao Paulo...plane delayed there for 12 hours, and finally to Rio, to watch Ecuador tie nil-nil versus France during the World Cup in 2014! Truly epic!!

Steve, London: I spent the best part of three days on a train in 2006 travelling over 1500 miles from Kochi to Guwahati to get from the 4th to the 5th ODI in England's 2006 tour of India, only to discover that the match was abandoned due to heavy rain the night before. Thankfully the train journey to the next ODI was only 23 hours.   

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Gerrard's message for Liverpool


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Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who scored when the Reds last won the trophy in 2001 with a thrilling 5-4 win over Alaves, has a simple message for the current squad:

"Bring it home boys."

The atmosphere builds

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Kick-off's still six hours away... Pace yourselves!   

How much do you know?


Have you had a go at our quiz on British teams in European finals yet? 

Go on, how much do you know?

Head over here and find out.

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