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Summary

  1. Reaction to weekend internationals
  2. Women's FA Cup semi-finals - Manchester City host Liverpool
  3. Chelsea travel to Birmingham City in the other semi-final
  4. Get Involved - Your "I've still got it" stories: #bbcsportsday

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By Libby Dawes and Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and farewell

That's a wrap for Sportsday today.

Thanks for reading, have an excellent end to your day and we'll catch you back here tomorrow.

Cheers!

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Thanks for all your brilliant stories of returns to form, proving you've "still got it" after injuries or simply the ravages of time today.

Here's one final story to hopefully inspire you...

Munichwalker:  Completed Berlin Marathon 12 months after meniscus, cartilage and ligament damage and with bruised ribs four weeks before (aged 42).

Taylor ban could be increased

Football

Defender Neil Taylor could face more than a one-game ban for his red card in the World Cup qualifier in Dublin.

Taylor will sit-out the Group D tie in Serbia, on June 11 after being sent off for his challenge  which broke the leg  of Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman  in Friday's 0-0 draw.

But that could increase to three games if Fifa review the incident once they receive the referee's report.

You can read more here.

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And on the subject of that tackle on Seamus Coleman...

Brady to captain Republic of Ireland

Football

Burnley's Robbie Brady will captain the Republic of Ireland in Tuesday's international friendly against Iceland in Dublin.

The Republic's regular skipper Seamus Coleman sustained a  broken leg against Wales  in a challenge by Neil Taylor on Friday and faces a lengthy rehabilitation process after surgery to pin the tibia and fibula in his right leg.

On Monday, manager Martin O'Neill said Coleman was "still pretty down" about the injury.

He added: "The operation went well and it's just a matter of coming to terms with it."

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And to return to where we started today, a couple of international football lines to bring you...

League Two Player of the Year shortlist

Football

And last but not least - the League Two shortlist features two nominees from leaders Doncaster Rovers - striker John Marquis,  24, and 36-year-old midfielder James Coppinger .

They're up against Luton striker Danny Hylton, 28.

Meanwhile, the EFL Young Player of the Year shortlist is made up by 21-year-old John Swift of Reading, Oxford United's 19-year-old Ryan Ledson and Ollie Watkins, 21, of Exeter City. 

James Coppinger
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League One Player of the Year shortlist

Football

League One leaders Sheffield United have two of the three nominees for the third-tier award - the division's top scorer Billy Sharp, 31, and midfielder John Fleck, 25.

They're joined by 25-year-old Scunthorpe forward Josh Morris .

Billy Sharp
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Championship Player of the Year shortlist

Football

Leeds striker Chris Wood , Newcastle forward Dwight Gayle and Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert have been nominated for the EFL's Championship Player of the Year award.

New Zealand's Wood, 24, has scored 24 league goals so far this season, while Gayle, 26, has 21 goals from 28 league games for leaders Newcastle.

Former Leicester man Knockaert, 25, has scored 13 goals to help Chris Hughton's side to second in the table.

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Let's look ahead to the end of the EFL season and in particular, the player of the season awards.... 

'His mum gave me a big hug and said: "Stop being silly" '

Boxing

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Dale Evans says he could not leave his house and considered quitting boxing after opponent Mike Towell died following their fight in September.  

Towell, 25,  died in hospital on 30 September,  the day after his bout with Welshman Evans in Glasgow.

Almost six months on, Evans has revealed a meeting with Towell's mother gave him the strength to carry on.

Evans said a meeting with his opponent's mother Tracey at the Scot's funeral was a turning point for him.  

Read more here. 

My kids would not talk about grief - Rio Ferdinand

'I've not moved on' - Rio Ferdinand shares his struggle with grief

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has told the BBC that his children would not talk about the death of their mother.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, he said his children would "shut me down" when he asked them how they were feeling.

He said he did not know the best way to talk to his three children, now aged 10, eight and five.

Ferdinand's wife, Rebecca, was 34 when she died of breast cancer in May 2015. The couple got married in 2009.

The ex-Manchester Utd defender was speaking to 5 live ahead of a BBC One documentary about grief on Tuesday at 21:00 BST.

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Nigel Allen on Facebook :  I was diagnosed with bowel cancer. About two weeks after getting out of hospital with a colostomy bag on my side, I was back in goal playing for my six a side team. 

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Allan Williams: Had a brain tumour removed in November 2011. Returned to Sunday League four months later and bagged a brace.

Sometimes, here on Sportsday, our topics of discussion provide a lot of time filling nonsense, but today, many of you have proved to be startlingly inspirational.... 

Joe Root on Tuffers and Vaughan

Cricket

The new England Test captain Joe Root will be on the Tuffers and Vaughan show tonight on BBC Radio 5 live from 21:00 BST – you can listen live or download the podcast afterwards.

Root was unveiled as Alastair Cook's successor in February and will lead out England in his first Test as skipper against South Africa at Lord's on 6 July.

Joe Root
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Heads up as to what's on 5 live tonight....

19:00 BST - The Monday Night Club

Chappers presents football discussion and debate from this weekend's World Cup qualifiers with guests Oliver Kay, Charlie Adam and David Preece. Plus the sports news.  

22:00 BST- Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy

Former England cricket captain Andrew Flintoff, former footballer for Wales and 606 presenter Robbie Savage, and former Olympic table tennis player and sports journalist Matthew Syed discuss the week's sporting talking points.  

Marcus the wheelchair boxer

The Idris Takeover on BBC Three

Marcus was a DJ, model and 6 foot 3 and a bit... 

Now he is a boxer - just not your average boxer. 

Marcus was paralysed from the chest down following a motorbike accident but that has not stopped him. He now wants to make wheelchair boxing a paralympic sport in 2020... 

Watch his incredible story here: 

Can you name England's oldest goalscorers?

Football

After Jermain Defoe became England's sixth oldest goalscorer with his strike against Lithuania, can you name the five oldest scorers for the Three Lions?

Can you name England's oldest goalscorers?

MCC lead by 153 runs after first innings

Cricket

In the Champion County game in Abu Dhabi, the MCC have bowled out Middlesex for 179 in their first innings.

Somerset duo Lewis Gregory and Craig Overton starred with the ball, taking five and four wickets respectively, while Dawid Malan top scored for Middlesex with 59.

MCC chose not to enforce the follow-on so have just started their second innings 153 runs ahead.

You can listen to commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra here.

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Just a quick update on the Champion County cricket match out in Abu Dhabi...

Woah...

Suffered a cardiac arrest during the Blenheim Half Marathon in 2015. Came back to run the Oxford Town & Gown 10k in May 2016 and doing the same this year.

Andy, Faringdon

The Stoke City and England goalkeeper, Jack Butland had been out for almost a year with an ankle injury but is making progress and has been given the all clear to train with the team by his surgeon... 

Has he just jinxed them...?

Shay McCartan
Gett

Forward Shay McCartan believes Accrington Stanley can extend their unbeaten run to the end of the season.

Accrington are one of the form teams in League Two, having extended their streak without defeat to 10 games.

McCartan scored an 89th minute free-kick to earn a  1-1 draw with Grimsby , and the 22-year-old is confident John Coleman's side can keep it going over the remaining eight fixtures.

"We don't fear anybody now," he said. "That's the mentality we have."

Battling back to fitness

This is British figure skater Penny Coomes - after smashing her kneecap into eight pieces, she is hoping for her "still got it" moment at the Winter Olympics in 2018. 

The GB Olympic hope who "smashed" her knee into eight pieces

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Ryan Hamer: Dislocated shoulder falling off my bike - doctor said 2 months out, back after 3 weeks, finished off the season with manager's player of the year award.

*shocked face emoji*

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Fell 70 feet through a roof at work in 2000 at the age of 19. After being in a coma, then told I'd struggle to ever walk again, I spent 5 years having 16 operations to rebuild 82 broken bones. Back playing centre mid by 2005. Still going strong now and won the double last season!

Andy, Staffs

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Ruptured left patella tendon; played hockey for England Masters ladies over 35's 5 years later and beat the Aussies twice! #proud.

Sam, Chester

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Neil Troughton: Started playing cricket again after 7 years away. Won player of the year and bowler of the year in my first season back.