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Summary

  1. Juventus beat Tottenham 2-1 in Melbourne friendly
  2. Mamadou Sakho sent home early from Liverpool tour
  3. Jockey JT McNamara dies, aged 41
  4. GET INVOLVED: Favourite free transfers #bbcsportsday

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By Caroline Chapman and Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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Russia at London 2012

Which Russian athletes have been cleared to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio following the country's doping scandal?

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Thank you and goodnight

That's all from Sportsday for Tuesday.

We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 BST for more football transfers, gossip and the best of social media.

Wes Fogden

Former Yeovil and Portsmouth midfielder Wes Fogden says stepping out of full-time football will protect his body.

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Rhodri Rowland: Gary McAllister to Liverpool aged about 140!! Inspired during 2001

Goonerama: Surely the best FT in history is 'washed up' Pirlo from AC to Juve in 2011 - cue 4 league titles and a truly outstanding beard

Matthew Wallace: Matty Taylor to Bristol Rovers. 47 goals in 94 games. Got us back to back promotions and just signed a new 2 year contract!

Who goes into the Super 8s in top gear?
With the 23 regular-season games completed, the SLS2 panel ponders who will flourish in the Super 8s.

PSG sign Giovani Lo Celso

Football

Paris St-Germain have signed midfielder Giovani Lo Celso from Rosario Central on a five-year deal.

Lo Celso, 20, made 13 appearances for the Argentine club last season.  

Le @PSG_inside est heureux d’annoncer la signature du contrat de cinq ans de Giovani Lo Celso jusqu’au 30 juin 2021.

Le @PSG_inside est heureux d’annoncer la signature du contrat de cinq ans de Giovani Lo Celso jusqu’au 30 juin 2021.

Juventus buy Higuain for £75.3m?

LATEST GOSSIP

Juventus have signed Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for an eye-watering £75.3m, according to Sky Italia.  

They are reporting that the Argentina international has signed a four-year contract with the Serie A champions and become the third most expensive player of all time.

Yikes. 

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Peter Minshall: Jermaine Beckford to PNE, signed on a free, scores a hat-trick in the play-off final

Darren Scantlebury: Steve Bould to Sunderland: another inspired Peter Reid signing, and probably the club's best centre back since Charlie Hurley.

Matthew Cunningham: John Anderson signed on a free by NUFC around the same time as Keegan in '82. Stayed for 10 years and 299 games

Paul Collingwood

Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood agrees a one-year contract extension with Durham for 2017.

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Dutch Connection wins Lennox Stakes

Horse Racing

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Dutch Connection, rode by James McDonald, has won the Qatar Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.  

A late challenge in the final couple of furlongs secured victory ahead of second-favourite Home of the Brave and 13-2 shot Gifted Master.  

"(James) is a world-class jockey and still very young. I think we'll see more of him," trainer Charlie Hills told Channel 4 Racing.

N'Zogbia to sign for Sunderland?

LATEST GOSSIP

Sunderland have offered Charles N'Zogbia a deal at the Stadium of Light after impressing on trial, according to ESPN.

N'Zogbia, 30, is currently a free agent after his contract expired at Aston Villa and he was invited to train with the Black Cats by former boss Sam Allardyce.

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Terry Couzens: Tim Flowers Wolves - #saintsfc. Came as a rookie and left a full England international and a very underrated keeper

Frankie McLoughlin: Stan Bowles my childhood hero arriving at my beloved Brentford on a free, still a legend in Brentford pubs and bookies

Jayson Cleary: SAF stealing Ryan Giggs from under those blue noses has to rank as the best ever free transfer surely.

'It's a disaster for Swansea'

Football

Former Swansea striker Dean Saunders isn't happy with his old club.

He's been critical of the Swans for failing to re-sign Wales midfielder Joe Allen, who has just made a £13m move from Liverpool to Stoke.

"I was speaking to Sir Alex Ferguson and he said, 'What about Joe Allen's performances in the Euros? What a player he is'," Saunders, who won 75 caps for Wales, told BBC Radio Wales Sport.

"It is a disaster for Swansea. Mark Hughes knows him but I am disappointed as a Swansea fan. He is a great player."

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Smith and Carlos' salute

Rio 2016

The countdown to Rio 2016 is on! Only 10 days now until the opening ceremony.

On BBC Sport, we've been recapping the most memorable moments.

Today's offering features Tommie Smith and John Carlos mounting the podium at Mexico City in 1968, each wearing one black glove, in protest at their treatment back home in the United States.  

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Mr Ward: Best free transfer? Christian Fuchs from Schalke last season

Enyi Nnanta: Lewandowski to Bayern. Doesn't get better than that.

Matt Foster: Best free transfer has to be Esteban Cambiasso to Leicester, huge influence on and off the pitch during our great escape

Hull target Reading defender Gunter

Football

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Hull City are interested in signing Reading and Wales defender Chris Gunter.

Gunter signed a new contract with Reading in February but the defender has a £1.2m release clause.

Injuries have left Hull with only 13 fit players, with the club looking to strengthen the squad in the "coming weeks".

Spurs want £10m for Bentaleb

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Tottenham want £10m for outgoing player Nabil Bentaleb and £9m for Alex Pritchard, according to The Independent.

Mauricio Pochettino has made it clear the players are no longer in his plans, but Spurs are struggling to attract interest in the duo.

Bentaleb made five starts for Spurs last season, while Pritchard was on loan at West Brom from February.

Africa to get extra finals places if Fifa World Cup expands

Football

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Africa will get an additional two World Cup finals places should the tournament be expanded to 40 teams from 2026, says Fifa president Gianni Infantino.

Africa currently have five places at World Cups.

"My proposal has been 40 teams and if that happens then my proposal has been to have at least two extra places for African teams," said Infantino.

Happy birthday

Felix Magath (football) - The former Fulham and Bayern Munich manager, now with Shandong Luneng of the Chinese Super League, born 1953, turns 63 today.

Dai Young (rugby union) - The former Wales and British and Irish Lions prop and now director of rugby at Wasps, born 1967, is 49.

Tanni-Grey-Thompson (wheelchair racing) - The 11-time Paralympic gold medallist, born 1969, is 47 today.

Martin Laursen (football) - The former Aston Villa and Denmark defender, born 1977, is celebrating his 39th birthday.

Gael Clichy (football) - The Manchester City's French full-back, born 1985, turns 31 today.

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John Wells: JFH Chelsea to Boro in 2004. Superb footballer. Brings a smile to my face thinking about him in a Boro shirt even now.

William Beaumont: Best free transfer surely has got to be Lewandowski from BVB to Bayern!

Calum Clewer: Not quite free but can't overlook Henrik Larsson to Celtic for £650k from Feyenoord. 242 goals in 313 appearances.

On this day...

Boxing

In 1971 Muhammad Ali won his first title since returning to boxing after being stripped of his world heavyweight crown four years earlier for refusing, on religious grounds, to be drafted into the US Army. He beat Jimmy Ellis for the North American belt.

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Froome to race in Vuelta a Espana

Road Cycling

Chris Froome
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Tour de France winner Chris Froome will race in the Vuelta a Espana 10 days after appearing at the Olympics.

Sir Dave Brailsford, the Team Sky principal, said Froome's appearance was part of a "season-long plan."

Froome will appear in the Olympic road race on 6 August and time-trial on 10 August once the Olympics get underway.

Premier League winter break talks 'ongoing'

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Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore has said that discussions about introducing a winter break to English football are ongoing.

Sam Allardyce said in his unveiling as England manager that no winter break put an "enormous demand" on players.

"We are in discussions but I don't know how close or far we are. I don't want to compromise those discussions," Scudamore told Sky Sports.

Man City close in on Sane

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Manchester City are closing in on deals for Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus, according to The Mirror.

Despite Schalke's asking price of £41.5m for Sane, the winger is keen to work with Pep Guardiola.

The club are also confident of beating Juve, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan to Gabriel's signature.

Wigan sign Derby's Buxton

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Wigan have signed defender Jake Buxton from fellow Championship side Derby County.

Buxton scored 13 goals in 159 appearances in seven years with Derby.

"He's a top professional with over 300 games to his name and he's chomping at the bit to add to his tally," said Wigan boss Gary Caldwell.

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Chris Lawson: Look no further than Victor Valdes and Gaston Ramirez. Without doubt the best free transfers this preseason

Fahad Khan: Best free transfer has to be Michael Ballack to Chelsea. Played some of his best football at that time

Martin Tibbetts: Cambiasso to Leicester. His class kept us up, without that the title would remain a pipe dream

'It's bigger than the Johnstone's Paint Trophy'

Football

Lee Johnson (left) & Gary Johnson
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There was a classic case of father-son rivalry in Bristol on Monday.

It was Lee Johnson who ended up on the winning side as Bristol City beat Cheltenham Town, managed by his father Gary, in a friendly match.

Lee, who walked away with The Johnson Cup and bragging rights for the next year, told BBC Radio Bristol: "Whatever we're playing, however small the game - table tennis, tiddlywinks - we try to beat each other."

Kompany plane incident investigated

Football

A plane carrying Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany came off the runway after the pilot lined up with the wrong set of lights, accident investigators have said.

The Citation CJ2 skidded off the runway at Norwich Airport in January.

Three passengers were on board the aircraft when two crew members mistook the runway's left edge lights for its centre, causing the plane to veer off.

No one was injured in the incident.

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Messi on the move?

Football gossip

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More Lionel Messi news now, and this one isn't just about his hair - there are rumours he could be on the move.

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said there is a conspiracy at the club to get rid of Messi. Messi's current deal with the club ends in 2018.

And Manchester City are confident that if - and it's a big if - Messi did depart, he'd make the Etihad his next destination...

Enter Zlatan

Football

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Are you ready, Manchester? Zlatan has arrived.

The new Manchester United number nine has been pictured in the city as he prepares to meet up with his new teammates.

Zlatan will train with the Reds this week before making his debut on Saturday against Galatasaray.

Australian athletes will move into village

Olympics

Kangaroo
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Australian athletes will move into Rio's Olympic Village on Wednesday after officials made "fantastic progress" in addressing concerns.

The Australian delegation initially refused to move in after concerns over plumbing and wiring.

But the teams will now move in on Wednesday after improvement work has been carried out.

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes had responded to Australian criticism by saying the village is "more beautiful" than Sydney's for the 2000 Games and that he was about to put "a kangaroo jumping outside" to "make them feel at home".  

Man City in China

Football

Simon Stone

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It does at least look as though Manchester City will have a game on their trip to China.

After the proposed Manchester derby against United in Beijing was scrapped six hours before kickoff on Monday due to the pitch being unfit, City have now flown to Shenzhen.

I have just been to have a look and there seem to be no problems at all.

The surface is flat, with none of the change in colouring in evidence at the Birds Nest in Beijing, which has experienced massive rainfall over the past fortnight.

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Billy Sales: Best free transfer? Can't overlook Carlton Cole! We released him just so we could sign him on a free a couple weeks later.

Keren Davies: Favourite free transfer: As a Brighton and Hove Albion fan, got to be Vicente to Brighton, he ran rings around the championship for us!

John Michael Poole: Steven Fletcher for #SWFC has got to be up there, will be excellent at Championship level

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QPR's Mackie out for three more months

Football

Jamie Mackie
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QPR forward Jamie Mackie will be out for at least three more months after suffering ankle ligament damage.

The 30-year-old sustained the injury in training while coming back from surgery on a hamstring problem. 

Murali hits out at 'traitor' jibe

Cricket

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Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan has hit out at critics who called him a "traitor" for working with the Australian team.

Murali is working as a consultant for the Australian spinners and batsmen during their tour of Sri Lanka.

"They have no right to accuse me of being a traitor," Murali said.

Guess who's back?

Football

Barcelona have touched down in England for their pre-season games against Celtic, Leicester and Liverpool. 

The team have been training at St George's Park and former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been snapped alongside American rapper Eminem.

No, wait. Our mistake. It's Lionel Messi with his new 'do.

Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi
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RFU boss resists Six Nations date change

Today Programme

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RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie has played down suggestions that the Six Nations will be moved as part of a restructuring of the global rugby calendar. 

Putting himself on course for a tussle with World Rugby, Ritchie said the current schedule worked perfectly well.   

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has suggested moving the championships to April

'It's not about the result'

Tottenham 1-2 Juventus

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking to the media after his side's friendly defeat by Juventus in Melbourne.

He said: "It was a great experience for us. Lots of things to learn and lots of positives. I'm very pleased with our young players."

Mauricio: "It was a very good second half & in the end I'm happy. It's not about the result it's about pre-season."

Mauricio: "It was a very good second half & in the end I'm happy. It's not about the result it's about pre-season."

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Adam McEvoy: Favourite free transfer: definitely Michael Owen to Man Utd. The 96th minute winner against City justified that move! 4-3.

Kewlio: Jermaine Defoe to Sunderland in a player exchange. Saved the club from relegation. Got Sam his England job.

Alex Shcnopple: Jurgen Klinsmann to Tottenham, 1997, emphatic goalscoring & crowd-pleasing celebrations + saving them from relegation.

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'I've done nothing but cry all morning'

Horse Racing

AP McCoy has paid an emotional tribute to Irish jockey JT McNamara, who has died aged 41. 

The Irishman was paralysed after a fall at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.

"I would hate for him to be looking down on me at this moment in time because I've done nothing but cry all morning," McCoy told BBC Radio 5 live. 

"He was every bit as experienced as me and talented as I am and he had a fall."

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