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  1. Mourinho appointed Man Utd manager - report
  2. United still to confirm contract has been signed
  3. FA Cup to scrap quarter-final replays from next season
  4. Jules Bianchi's family sue over 'avoidable' F1 death crash
  5. GET INVOLVED: Your sporting memorabilia #bbcsportsday

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By Shamoon Hafez and Matt Davis

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How fitting would this be?

Jose Mourinho appointed Manchester United manager on the day he won his first Champions League title in 2004, also the day United won the treble in 1999 and the day the great Matt Busby was born in 1909.

Written in the stars?


#OnThisDay in 2004, José Mourinho led Portuguese champions Porto to their first #UCLfinal victory since 1987.

#OnThisDay in 2004, José Mourinho led Portuguese champions Porto to their first #UCLfinal victory since 1987.

So where is Jose right now?


Last seen in a 4x4 in south London earlier this afternoon...

Jose Mourinho

'Mourinho a true winner'


Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has jumped the gun on Facebook, congratulating Jose Mourinho on being announced as manager "of the biggest club in the world."

"One thing I can tell Manchester United fans is that they have got themselves a true winner in all aspects. His CV shows success," writes Ferdinand.

"After his recent unsuccessful time at Chelsea in the final year, I can assure you this winner is now a wounded animal which makes him such a mouthwatering appointment."

Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand

Zlat's a reminder


Earlier today, Zlatan Ibrahimovic said this about the incoming Manchester United manager. Are the two likely to link up again? Could Manchester United make two high-profile signings in the next week or so?

"When I left Inter Milan with him [Jose Mourinho] we had a short time together, let's see how it plays out. I don't give guarantees, but there are concrete offers from the Premier League."

The full interview with the Swedish striker is here.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Mourinho not Hodgson's concern


Still waiting for an official announce from Manchester United on the appointment of Jose Mourinho as manager.

"I don't like to talk about those things, I am not here to talk about that," said England boss Roy Hodgson. 

"I am here to talk about England and the Euros in France. Club business is just that, there are people out there who have been have been happy to give their opinion but I don't want to be drawn into those discussions."

Sturridge 'not fit'


More England team news for their friendly against Australia on Friday.

Defender Gary Cahill has had another injection in his hip but should be fully fit by early next week.

Striker Daniel Sturridge is "not fit today" and his calf strain will be assessed, which means teenager Marcus Rashford could get his debut for the Three Lions.

Delph out England 23



Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph has a groin strain and will miss England's friendly against Australia on Friday (kick-off 19:45 BST). 

Manager Roy Hodgson has told him he will now be on the standby list and will not be in the 23-man squad.

Calm down


Cristiano Ronaldo says "calm down" and we are advising the same.

Manchester United have made NO official announcement regarding the appointment of Jose Mourinho as manager.

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Hold your horses


Simon Stone

BBC Sport

"Jose Mourinho has not yet been appointed as Manchester United as the club can only do that through formal announcement on New York Stock Exchange, which they can only do when the contract is signed.

"Remember, nothing official yet from the club."

Awaiting official announcement


Still nothing official from Manchester United regarding the announcement of Jose Mourinho as manager.

The club's Twitter account has not been updated for four hours, so I guess that's the place to stay across for something concrete.

Mourinho appointed Man Utd boss - reports


Jose Mourinho has been appointed Manchester United manager and signed the contract, report Sky Sports.

We will bring you more on that when we get it.

Tewelde set for GB debut


Tsegai Tewelde

Tsegai Tewelde will make his Great Britain debut in the half-marathon Team Cup at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam in July.

The Glasgow-based Eritrean, who claimed asylum in 2008, secured an Olympic marathon place after coming 12th in April's London Marathon.

He will be joined in the Netherlands and Rio by Scottish brothers Callum and Derek Hawkins.

Dewi Griffiths, Scott Overall and Jonathan Hay make up the men's team

Read the full piece 

Taylor misses out on sixth World final


Katie Taylor

London 2012 gold medallist Katie Taylor suffered a shock defeat in the World Championship lightweight semi-final on a split decision in Kazakhstan.

Defending champion Taylor, who was bidding to win a sixth consecutive World final, lost to number four seed Estelle Mossely of France on Thursday.

Taylor led 20-18 after two rounds but Mossely won the fight on countback.

The Bray fighter had to settle for bronze but secured a place at the Rio Olympics by reaching the semi-finals.

Read the full piece

Nadal eases through with 200th Slam win

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal beats Facundo Bagnis to reach the next round of the French Open and bring up his 200th career Grand Slam win.

Harris says pride is back for Lions


Neil Harris
Rex Features

Millwall manager Neil Harris says the "pride is back in the club" as they prepare for the League One play-off final.

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Your best and worst pieces of sporting memorabilia

We've had all sorts of sporting tat in today's Sportsday, but no pictures of Russian dolls.

Let's correct that now then.

@BBCSport #bbcsportsday villa's line up. No wonder they were so bad

@BBCSport #bbcsportsday villa's line up. No wonder they were so bad

@BBCSport LFC Russian dolls, a present from my parents' trip to Prague #bbcsportsday

@BBCSport LFC Russian dolls, a present from my parents' trip to Prague #bbcsportsday

@BBCSport #bbcsportsday My Rangers greatest ever 'taem' russian dolls

@BBCSport #bbcsportsday My Rangers greatest ever 'taem' russian dolls

Coming up soon..


Roy Hodgson will be previewing the #ThreeLions' clash with the @Socceroos later today, along with @JHenderson.

Roy Hodgson will be previewing the #ThreeLions' clash with the @Socceroos later today, along with @JHenderson.

We are expecting to hear from England boss Roy Hodgson and Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson at a news conference from 17:00 BST.

England take on Australia in Sunderland on Friday night.

Motherwell trio given new contracts


Motherwell goalkeeper Craig Samson
SNS Group Craig Foy

Good news for Motherwell fans as Craig Samson, Craig Moore and David Ferguson sign contract extensions with the Scottish Premiership side.

Hoey aiming to end miserable run


Michael Hoey has won five European Tour events
Ian Walton

Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey will hope to end a run of 10 missed cuts on Friday after a two-under-par 70 leaves him five off the PGA Championship pace.

England's Robert Rock is on five under, with compatriots Luke Donald and Masters champion Danny Willett on four under.

Australia's Scott Hend and South Korea's Y.E. Yang are the current clubhouse leaders on seven under.

Click here for the latest leaderboard.

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Your best or worst sporting memorabilia

We've been asking for your best or worst pieces of sporting memorabilia - and these lads have truly excelled. Not just a life-size cardboard cut out of Sol Campbell, but one of him looking like he is going to a wedding. Top work.

Lifesize big sol in our flat. None of us are arsenal fans #bbcsportsday

Lifesize big sol in our flat. None of us are arsenal fans #bbcsportsday

@BBCSport I have these gracing my desk at the office #bbcsportsday keeps me reminded of better days! #MUFC

@BBCSport I have these gracing my desk at the office #bbcsportsday keeps me reminded of better days! #MUFC

The randomness of your pictures is great. But we're not going anywhere for a while and Sportsday will still be going later on for a news conference with England boss Roy Hodgson.

So still plenty of time to tweet us with your best and worst sporting souvenirs. Tweeting #bbcsportsday is how to get in touch with us.

Mason handed Huddersfield contract extension

Rugby League

Huddersfield have handed 22-year-old prop forward Nathan Mason a contract extension that will keep him with the club at least until the end of the 2018 season. 

Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson said: "Nathan deserves a chance here to continue his development and he is a good example for the younger lads to look up to as he demonstrates a genuine development path into the Super League team."

On this day...


1863: Britain's Bob Fitzsimmons, the first boxer to win world titles at three different weights, was born. He was a middleweight, light-heavyweight and heavyweight champion. He died in 1917.

Bob Fitzsimmons
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Boro to sign Ajax winger Fischer


Viktor Fischer
Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Middlesbrough are starting their preparations for their return to the Premier League as they will sign winger Viktor Fischer from Ajax at the start of the international transfer window, BBC Tees reports.

Denmark international Fischer, 21, has been with the Amsterdam club since 2011, scoring scored 24 goals in 79 league games, and visited Boro for a medical and agreed terms.

"It's the greatest league in the world and I feel really ready," Fischer told Danish TV station TV2.

'Time to forget Headingley embarrassment'


Sri Lanka still believe they can beat England in the second Test - as long as they forget their Headingley embarrassment, and avoid obsessing about the cold weather, says skipper Angelo Mathews. 

"It was an embarrassing defeat," he said "We've had a few days to think about it ... (now) we just have to flush it out of our system. We have to forget Headingley." 

Sri Lanka
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Remember Adam Belcher's tweet? (You should do, it was only at 14:40). We asked who any of these figures were meant to be.

Adam Belcher

Well, thankfully Adam has got back in touch and told us.   

@BBCSport James Upson Milner Walcott Bridge x2 Lennon #Spoiler #bbcsportsday

Ah, two of Wayne Bridge. That's why we were confused. That and the fact they don't look anything like them, of course. But, still, great sporting tat.

Underdog status does not concern Owls boss

Hull City v Sheffield Wednesday (Saturday, 17:00 BST)

Sheffield Wednesday last played in the top flight of English football in 2000, but they can return to the big time on Saturday if they beat Hull City in the Championship play-off final.

Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal has spoken to the media today. He said: "All the time we have been underdogs but that has grown the team. Because you want it so much, you don't feel any negative pressure.

"My players and the fans have always believed - the fans never give up and we need them again. I'm proud and very happy with what we are doing and the way we are doing it.

"Sheffield Wednesday fans are very special and they have been with us all the season. We appreciate that and we will play for them on Saturday."

Sheffield Wednesday
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Liverpool suffer second Uefa fine


Liverpool have been fined £8,400 by Uefa for their fans letting off fireworks in their Europa League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund. It is the second punishment handed out to the Reds this week after they were fined £43,577 for illicit chanting by supporters during April's two-legged Europa League clash against Manchester United, who were also hit with a similar penalty. 

Liverpool still have disciplinary charges outstanding in relation to more fireworks offences and crowd disturbances in last week's Europa League final against Sevilla.

On this day...

Formula 1

1955: Alberto Ascari, Ferrari's first Formula One world champion, died after crashing a Ferrari sports car during a test at Monza. The 1952 and 1953 champion remains the only Italian to win the world championship for the Marinello team. 

Alberto Ascari
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Drain cover causes mayhem in Monaco

Formula 1

Britain's Jenson Button was fortunate to escape injury after his McLaren was struck by a drain cover during practice for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix. 

While world champion Lewis Hamilton, and later the impressive Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo set the pace in the respective 90-minute sessions, the cars of Button and Nico Rosberg were both damaged by the loose drain cover.

Rosberg sustained a rear-left puncture after he ran over the drain cover on the exit of Sainte Devote, while Button, following the Mercedes driver, then clattered into the dislodged piece of metal, causing significant damage to the front of his McLaren. 

The session was immediately red-flagged with FIA race director Charlie Whiting straight on to the scene, before repair work was hastily carried out on the affected area.

Djokovic through to face Britain's Bedene


Top seed Novak Djokovic eased into the third round of the French Open on Thursday, defeating Belgian veteran Steve Darcis 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. 

It was the Serb's 50th win at Roland Garros as he attempts to complete his collection of all four Grand Slam titles having previously won Wimbledon, the Australian and US Opens.

Djokovic will next go up against Slovenia-born Briton Aljaz Bedene who edged Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain in a five-set thriller 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-2.

Novak Djokovic
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Would be funny if it wasn't so tragic...yet I still religiously use it for tea at my Dad's...! #coys #bbcsportsday

Would be funny if it wasn't so tragic...yet I still religiously use it for tea at my Dad's...! #coys #bbcsportsday

Lifesize cardboard cutout of Fernando Alonso circa 2009 i believe. My housemates hate it! #bbcsportsday

Lifesize cardboard cutout of Fernando Alonso circa 2009 i believe. My housemates hate it! #bbcsportsday

So many questions, Kathryn. So many questions. Yet, still brilliant.

The bar has been set high today but we are still here for a few more hours so if you have any pieces of sporting tat that you feel the Sportsday readers should be seeing then tweet us using #bbcsportsday and we will throw them in this page.

Nadal through to French Open third round


Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal's pursuit of a 10th French Open title continued with a straight-sets second-round win. 

The Spaniard - chasing his own version of 'La Decima' - saw off Argentina's Facundo Bagnis on Philippe Chatrier 6-3 6-0 6-3. The victory also represented Nadal's 200th win in Grand Slam competition.

You can read more about that victory here. 

O'Neill waits on McCarthy fitness


James McCarthy

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill hopes Everton midfielder James McCarthy will be fit to face Belarus on Tuesday after suffering from a groin injury. 

The Republic play the Netherlands on Friday, a game which McCarthy has been ruled out of, with O'Neill naming his squad for Euro 2016 on 31 May. 

O'Neill said: "James McCarthy has done a little bit of training on his own and effectively he wouldn't be playing on Friday. He might be fit for Tuesday. If he doesn't play Tuesday, it might be a bit of a concern."

Sharapova named in Russian Olympic squad


Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova is one of four Russian players named to compete in women's singles at the Olympics in Rio, even though she has been suspended from competition after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium. 

"We will include Sharapova in the team, which we need to announce by 6 June," Shamil Tarpishchev, the International Olympic Committee member and president of the Russian Tennis Federation, said. "Whether she competes or not should be decided by the end of the first week of Roland Garros."

Kroenke increases Arsenal stake


American businessman Stan Kroenke has increased his majority shareholding in Arsenal, despite discontent at the Emirates Stadium. 

KSE (Kroenke Sports Enterprise) UK Inc, wholly owned by Kroenke, has acquired 23 ordinary shares for £368,000, to take his shareholding to 67.05 per cent (41,721 shares).

Kroenke, who also owns the NFL's Los Angeles Rams, has been Arsenal's majority shareholder since 2011.

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Your best and worst pieces of sporting memorabilia

Some more superb pieces of sporting tat. Well done.

This top one. Any ideas on who any of these are meant to be? Anyone? And this second one. Absolutely brilliant.

Keep those tweets coming in, #bbcsportsday.

@BBCSport England's depleted lineup for the Euro's! #bbcsportsday

@BBCSport England's depleted lineup for the Euro's! #bbcsportsday

#bbcsportsday limited edition Unttd Manchoster flip flops

#bbcsportsday limited edition Unttd Manchoster flip flops

Ricciardo sets superb practice pace

Formula 1

Red Bull F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo
Dan Istitene

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo springs a surprise by comfortably heading the Mercedes drivers in second practice at the Monaco GP.

Watch - Euro 1984: Platini fires France to final


Will France be celebrating home victory at the European Championship in the summer?

Well, it has happened before. In today's highlight from a previous competition, watch Michel Platini's dramatic last-minute winner as France beat Portugal 3-2 in the semi-finals in 1984.

Platini went on to score in the final as France beat Spain 2-0 to lift the trophy.

BreakingBedene joins Murray in third round


Aljaz Bedene

Britain's Aljaz Bedene reaches the third round of the French Open for the first time with a five-set win over Pablo Carreno Busta.