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Summary

  1. Sam Allardyce gives first news conference as England manager
  2. Liverpool's Joe Allen set for medical at Stoke City
  3. Liverpool fined £13,400 by Uefa
  4. Seven Russian swimmers ineligible for Rio 2016
  5. GET INVOLVED #bbcsportsday

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By Matthew Henry and Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

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Ben Stokes, England

England's Ben Stokes will have a scan on a calf injury on Tuesday after leaving the field during the second-Test victory over Pakistan.

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That's all from Monday's Sportsday.

We'll be back from 08:00 BST on Tuesday with the latest transfers, gossip, news and best of social media. 

Moyes wants to bring stability to Sunderland

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New Sunderland manager David Moyes has spoken to the club's website ahead of his first pre-season friendly in charge of the club against FC Stade Nyonnais.

"I'm here to build, make [the club] better, and try to give Sunderland a stability which it's probably lacked," Moyes said.

He also said he wants to "add quality" to the squad and hopes to make "the Stadium of Light becomes a place where no-one wants to come" next season.

'If Sam needs me I am there'

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Southend manager Phil Brown, who was assistant to Sam Allardyce at Bolton and Blackpool, has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 live about the appointment of the new England manager,

Brown said: "It will be difficult for Sam to enjoy it. It is difficult to understand the pressure until you are in that seat and the England job is a different kind of seat.

"International football is a totally different ball game from what Sam has been used to.

"The pressure will be immense but I am sure it will be water off a duck's back for him.

"I am there for him if he needs me. If England comes calling how can you refuse?"

Hull to head to Kenya

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Hull will face a select side from Kenya in the match.

Kenya isn't the typical destination for a Premier League side to travel to but that's just what Hull City will be doing. 

Having signed a signed a sponsorship deal with Kenyan online gaming company SportPesa, Hull will become the first English team to play in the country. 

The SportsPesa logo will also adorn the black and amber strips for the next three seasons as part of the deal.

Jiu-jitsu athlete 'kidnapped' in Rio

New Zealand jiu-jitsu athlete Jason Lee claims he was kidnapped in Rio de Janeiro.

The athlete says he was taken by men in police uniform and forced to withdraw money from two cash machines.

Lee has been living in Rio for 10 months but is not participating in next month's Olympic Games.

What did you guys get up to yesterday? I got kidnapped. Go Olympics! #Rio2016

John Mikel Obi

Oluwashina Okeleji

BBC Sport, Lagos

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi is named in Nigeria's final 18-man squad for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

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Mini Kane on the way

Football

Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane has confirmed on Twitter he's going to be a dad for the first time.

He's even got his pooches involved in the announcement. 

So happy that @KateGoodlandx and I are expecting our first child! Exciting times ahead! Can't wait! 👶🏼🍼❤️

So happy that @KateGoodlandx and I are expecting our first child! Exciting times ahead! Can't wait! 👶🏼🍼❤️

Arsenal join Brozovic race

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Arsenal have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, according to the Daily Star.

Reports suggest Inter have set a 30m euros (£25m) asking price on the Croatia international who impressed at Euro 2016.

Russian swimmers ineligible for Rio 2016

Olympics

Fina, the international governing body of swimming, confirms seven Russian swimmers have been declared ineligible for Rio 2016: 

  • Mikhail Dovgalyuk
  • Yulia Efimova
  • Natalia Lovtcova
  • Anastasia Krapivina (Marathon Swimming)
  • Nikita Lobintsev
  • Vladimir Morozov
  • Daria Ustinova

On Sunday, the International Olympics Committee ruled any Russian who has served a doping ban will not be eligible for next month's Games.

The decision follows a report in which Canadian law professor Richard McLaren said Russia operated a state-sponsored doping programme from 2011 to 2015.  

Wolfgang Niersbach

Wolfgang Niersbach, the former president of the German FA, is banned from all football activity for one year.

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Russian anti-doping boss: Only clean athletes will go to Rio
The head of Russia's anti-doping agency says she can guarantee that only clean athletes will go to the Rio Games.

BreakingLiverpool fined by Uefa

Football

Liverpool have been fined £13,400 by Uefa after crowd disturbances, including the setting off of fireworks, during the Europa League final against Sevilla.

The incident took place on 18 May in Basel. 

Sevilla came from behind to beat Liverpool in the match, and lifted the trophy for a third consecutive season. 

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The date is set

Football

Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge of England will be the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on 4 September.

In a statement, the FA explored the possibility of a friendly fixture at Wembley Stadium on 1 September, but Allardyce was keen to use that time to get to know his players ahead of the trip to Trnava.

The five-week countdown begins...

Sam Allardyce
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When Roy arrived...

England unveilings over the years

Roy Hodgson
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Here's what Roy Hodgson had to say when he was unveiled as England manager on 1 May 2012:

"Let's hope we can get everybody behind us and make certain that we work as a team and help the team get the results everyone in England expects and wants.

“It is a very proud day for me I am a very happy man to be offered the job of manager of my country.

“I will do my very best to make sure the team is as well prepared as possible for the games ahead."

Roy lasted four years in the job but it all went horribly wrong at Euro 2016, and he left his post last month. 

Kolo Toure shows off his new Celtic jersey

New Celtic signing Kolo Toure is looking forward to "something really special" after reuniting with manager Brendan Rodgers.

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McCarthy 'loses the plot' after draw

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Mick McCarthy
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Mick McCarthy isn't one to mince his words and now the Ipswich Town manager has labelled his side "garbage" after a 1-1 draw in pre-season.

The Championship side drew with League Two Cambridge United after conceding an 89th minute equaliser. 

"I'm fuming after that, I don't often lose the plot but I have [in the dressing room]," McCarthy said.

Not just a friendly, then!

England all-rounder Ben Stokes leaves the field after suffering an injury to his right calf while bowling against Pakistan in the second Test at Old Trafford, and will play no further part on the fourth day.

Seven heaven for Kante

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N'Golo Kante
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Here's the big news of the day (if you're a fan of shirt numbers).

Chelsea new signing N'Golo Kante has been given the number seven shirt for next season.

The Frenchman takes the shirt which was vacated when Ramiers left Stamford Bridge for Chinese club Jiangsu Suning in January.

Sobhi 'best young player in years'

Football

Former Premier League striker Mido gives his opinion on Stoke City's new signing, fellow countryman Ramadan Sobhi.

Congratulations to @RamadanSobhi for completing his move to @stokecity ..what a great talent..the best young player I v seen in years!!

The Fabio effect

England unveilings over the years

Fabio Capello
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"I have wanted this job for a long time and I know there are great expectations that go with it," said Fabio Capello on his appointment as England manager on 17 December 2007.

“England has a great team that can go right to the top.

“I believe that wearing the England shirt should be a matter of pride - I want to see all players playing for England like they do for their clubs."

Capello was in charge for four years, but left his role in 2012 after the FA removed the captaincy from John Terry. 

Wilkins pleads guilty to drink-driving

Football

Ray Wilkins
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Former England player Ray Wilkins has pleaded guilty to drink-driving and has been banned for four years after being caught at almost three times the legal limit.

The 59-year-old appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court after being seen in his Mercedes travelling down on A4 in London, straddling a bus lane, on Friday, July 1.

Read more details here.

Vote results

We asked you to cast your vote on whether Russia should have been banned from the Rio Olympics.

The results are in and 61% of you said absolutely - every medal they win will be tainted.

Thanks for taking part.

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Stranded en route to Rio

Rio 2016

Spare a thought for Rio-bound Johny Akinyemi, Nigerian canoe slalom athlete, who's not having the best Monday.

His flight from Manchester was delayed on Sunday, so he missed his connection with Lufthansa in Frankfurt. They have him on standby but all flights to Rio are booked up over the coming few days. To make matters worse, they are the only airline that can take his kayak.

Akinyemi was due to start training this morning in Rio on the course, so he is missing all the training sessions for his event. 

He spoke to BBC World Service about his travel woes. 

Gabon football fans

Piers Edwards

BBC Africa sport

Fan parks will be created for the first time ever at the Africa Cup of Nations at January's 2017 finals in Gabon.

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Defender has drug ban reduced after appeal

Football

Jordan McMillan, the former Partick Thistle defender banned for failing a drugs test, is free to return to training next month.

The 27-year-old has denied knowingly taking cocaine after it was found in his system after a game between Celtic and Thistle in December 2014, and has fought to clear his name.

His two-year playing suspension was due to expire in December this year.

Jordan McMillan
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United to rival City for Bonucci

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Manchester United will rival Manchester City for Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Italy international has been heavily linked with a move to City for a fee around £50m throughout the summer window.

McClaren's challenge...

England unveilings over the years

Steve McClaren
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England unveiled Steve McClaren as the new national manager on 4 May 2006.

He said at the time: "This is the biggest honour that any coach can have, and is obviously the highlight of my career.

"It's a massive challenge and one that I welcome.

“This was an opportunity I couldn't refuse and I'm probably the proudest man in England today.

"To manage your country is the greatest honour which can be bestowed on anyone.”

McClaren didn't last long in the job. He left after year following England's failure to qualify for Euro 2008. 

'I haven't seen a a grown man cry like that for 15 years'

Football

How would you feel after breaking your leg six seconds before the end of training?

Well Peterborough United's new signing Brad Inman knows.

"I haven't seen a grown man cry like that for 15 years so I feel for him, but we'll just have to pull together," his manager Grant McCann told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Get well soon, Brad!

Brad Inman
@Brad_inman8

Simeone to manage Argentina?

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The Argentine Football Association (AFA) are set to enter talks with Diego Simeone about the national team head coach vacancy, according to the Mirror.

Board members can't afford to fly to speak to the Atletico Madrid boss. Instead they will meet over a video conference to discuss the possibility of taking him over from Gerardo Martino on a part-time basis.

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Transfer latest

Football

Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis travelling to Marseille to have a medical ahead of a season-long loan to the Ligue 1 club.

Sven's the man...

England unveilings over the years

On 2 November 2001, Sven Goran Eriksson became the first foreign manager of England:

“I think it is one of the most prestigious jobs you can have. I am honoured and pleased and I hope to do well," he said.

"You can't say 'no' when you have been offered the job of manager of England. It is so big. It was a big surprise for me to get the offer.

"A few years ago Manchester United won everything that they could win and I'm sure the England team can also do that. If I hadn't been sure about that I would never have taken the job."

Eriksson left his role after the 2006 World Cup - England's third successive exit in a major tournament quarter-final. 

Sven Goran Eriksonn
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Mario Balotelli's training...

Football

...with the kids.

The Liverpool striker has posted a picture on Instagram with the reserve team at Anfield, with the caption: "Still working hard with the reserve team. Top quality session with top players."

The 25-year-old Italian spent last year on loan at AC Milan and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told the forward to find a new club.

Mario Balotelli
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England boss Eddie Jones

Chris Jones

BBC Radio 5 live rugby reporter

A new eight-year deal worth more than £225m is agreed between the Rugby Football Union and Premiership clubs.

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Reading to go Dutch for Van der Vaart?

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New Reading manager Jaap Stam is set to make an audacious bid for one of his countryman in former Tottenham and Real Madrid man Rafael van der Vaart, according to Get Reading.

The 33-year-old, who left White Hart Lane in 2012, has been told he has no future at current club Real Betis despite having a year left on his contract.

Van der Vaart has been keeping himself fit with the help of a personal trainer in the Netherlands throughout the summer.

Allen to join Stoke

Football

Stoke have just announced the signing of Egyptian winger Ramadan Sobhi. Looks like another incoming is imminent...

Expect Joe Allen to complete medical at @stokecity today - he'll then join up with his new teammates in Florida in the next 48 hours.

WSL2's top scorer is pregnant

Football

Sarah Wiltshire scored her 11th league of the season on Sunday for Yeovil Town Ladies before announcing she was taking a break from football to have a baby.

The 25-year-old is the top scorer in Women's Super League Two this year. 

"It was a massive surprise. Obviously, I'm very happy," she told BBC Somerset.

"Not playing football is going to be very hard. I've been very lucky in my football career - I haven't been injured for longer than three months.

"But I'll be here every week with the girls and I know we can do it and push for promotion."

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When Keegan came in...

England unveilings over the years

Kevin Keegan
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On 14 May 1999, Kevin Keegan was unveiled as England's new manager, replacing Glenn Hoddle. 

"It's my job not to get beheaded. I don't want a knighthood but I want to keep my head on my shoulders.

"I know what comes with the job, I know the upside and downside. In this country people get very emotional about football and that's what I like about it."

Keegan wasn't beheaded, but he did lose his job 18 months later..

Stoke make first summer signing

Football

So Stoke have made their first signing of the summer.

Egyptian teenager Ramadan Sobhi arrives from Al Ahly on a deal worth £5m.

The 19-year-old has been capped six times for his country. 

Chief executive Tony Scholes said: “He’s a special young talent who is excited about the prospect of making an impact in the Premier League and we’re looking forward to giving him that platform.”

Toure unveiled by Celtic

Football

Back at Paradise, Kolo Toure is officially unveiled to the media. #WelcomeKolo

Back at Paradise, Kolo Toure is officially unveiled to the media. #WelcomeKolo

Celtic completed the signing of former Liverpool defender Kolo Toure on a one-year deal on Sunday, and he's attended his first official photoshoot today.

He looks...thrilled.