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Summary

  1. Build-up to Champions League quarter-finals
  2. Juventus v Barcelona & Dortmund v Monaco
  3. Wenger's future 'not affecting' Arsenal form
  4. Get involved: #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Libby Dawes and Alex Bysouth

All times stated are UK

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Pete De Mouilpied: Back in 70's. Superstars style school comp. Team finished 2nd overall but surprisingly got best all round athlete award. Then got detention for swearing in surprise as my name was read out in assembly. 

Go on then...One more of your stories for the road.

What's stat all about?

Dortmund v Monaco (19:45 BST)

Dortmund v Monaco, the stats:

  • Borussia Dortmund are playing in the quarter-finals of a European competition for the fourth time in the last five years
  • Dortmund have lost just one of their 12 home games in Uefa competitions under Thomas Tuchel, claiming nine wins and two draws
  • Dortmund have beaten French opposition on four occasions in European knockout ties, losing just once against Sochaux in 2003
  • Monaco are the ninth team in Champions League history to have won a knockout tie after losing the first leg by two goals
  • The Ligue 1 side have won two of their six away matches this season, beating Villarreal in the first leg of the play-off round and Tottenham Hotspur in the group stage

Tuchel expects goals

Dortmund v Monaco (19:45 BST)

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Dortmund host Monaco in the Champions League quarter-final first leg tonight, so what is head coach Thomas Tuchel expecting from the fixture?

"Monaco play at a very high tempo and, in addition to individual talent, they have a very strong team ethic," said Tuchel, whose side were thrashed 4-1 by arch-rivals Bayern Munich at the weekend.

"I think it's safe to say we won't have two 0-0 draws; both teams are too interested in scoring and pushing themselves to the limit."

On his injury concerns, he added: "There will be players coming back, we don't know in what condition they will be in, but we need them with strength, form and energy."

The stats...

Juventus v Barcelona (19:45 BST)

  • Juventus are undefeated in 21 European home matches and have won their previous 32 Serie A games at Juventus Stadium.
  • Juve have won two of their four home games in this season's Champions League, drawing the other two.
  • Barcelona are in the Champions League quarter-finals for a record 10th season in a row.
  • Barca have lost two of their past three away games in the Champions League.

Juve need perfect game - Allegri

Juventus v Barcelona (19:45 BST)

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Juventus and Barcelona met in the 2015 Champions League final, when the Catalans won 3-1 to be crowned European champions for a fifth time.

Juve, who are aiming for a sixth straight Italian title, are competing in the quarter-finals for the first time since.

That loss in Berlin was Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri's eighth defeat in nine games against Barcelona, but the former AC Milan boss remains confident the Serie A leaders can progress.

"Nothing is impossible," he said. "We have to play a perfect game on a technical level.

"We have to play, believing we can go through. We'll need to be at our best both when attacking and defending."

Champions League action

Right, we'll have all the Champions League action covered for you tonight with live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  • Juventus v Barcelona
  • Dortmund v Monaco

Here's a little look at what's to come...

Dele Alli and Eric Dier spotted in Liverpool...

Genius....

Earlier we told you Kilmarnock's boss Lee McCulloch had painted a pitch on the dressing room floor.

We will let him explain why... 

Kilmarnock boss explains why he put a pitch on their dressing room floor.

The Wolff pack...

Formula 1

Yesterday Toto & I welcomed a healthy Baby Wolff to the world. Could burst with happiness & love! 💙

Yesterday Toto & I welcomed a healthy Baby Wolff to the world. Could burst with happiness & love! 💙

Congratulations Susie and Toto Wolff on the arrival of their first born! 

Right what odds will the bookies give me for this one being F1 World Champion 2037? 

Wonder if the cars will fly by then?

There was a Quasar league?!

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Andy: Captained the school Quasar team to County Runners up back in 1994.  

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Summer of '76. Age 8 hopeless at running on 2 legs but when tied to mate to make 3 legs - champions! My mum still has the photo!

Rod in Langley

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Aston Clinton primary 1970 60 yard dash winner! Certificate stuck on fridge door to remind children where their sporting genes come from

Mark M

Dave also wins Tuesday's 'most exotic Sportsday contribution'.

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Started my boxing career with a first round stoppage (other boy started crying), lost the next 19 and gave up aged 13. Should have retired at the top.

Dave, Shijiazhuang, China

Right then, a few more of your stories? Why not...

Double swoop for Everton?

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Reports in the Daily Star say Everton boss Ronald Koeman wants to sign out-of-favour 27-year-old Southampton defender Cuco Martina.

And the Times say the Toffees will also attempt to sign Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson. Koeman attempted to take the 27-year-old to Goodison Park last summer. 

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Tielemans to join Monaco?

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Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea target Youri Tielemans, 19, could be set to leave Anderlecht for Monaco, with the midfielder in advanced talks with the Ligue 1 club, says French paper L'Equipe.

Shall we have another flick through the papers for some football gossip?

Liverpool sign Clarke and Coombs

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Women's Super League One club Liverpool have signed England internationals Jess Clarke and Laura Coombs before the 2017 WSL 1 Spring Series.

Versatile forward Clarke, 27, has signed from Notts County Ladies, where she spent the previous six years.

She scored five times in 15 league appearances for Notts last season.

Coombs, 26, who has two England caps and spent 2016 on a  season-long loan  at Liverpool from Chelsea Ladies, has joined the Reds on a permanent deal.

Palermo sack fourth manager of the season

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Is there a hotter seat than that of the manager's one in the Palermo dugout?

The Serie A side have sacked their fourth boss of the season, with Diego Lopez paying the price for winning only one of his 10 games in charge.

Seven Russians to compete as neutral athletes at World Champs

Athletics

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Seven more Russian athletes have been cleared to compete as neutrals while their country remains suspended from international athletics.

The doping review board of the IAAF - athletics' governing body - agreed the seven athletes had met "exceptional eligibility criteria".

The group includes world champions Sergey Shubenkov and Mariya Kuchina.

In November 2015,  Russia was banned  from international athletics after claims of state-sponsored doping.

As it stands, Russia will not have a team at this year's World Championships, which take place in London during August.  

Quick look around the "grounds" as it were...?

(By grounds I mean BBC Sport website...)

RFL to stream England game

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The Rugby Football League (RFL) is to stream next month's match between England and Samoa in New South Wales on its website and charge fans to watch it, after turning down offers from broadcasters to show the fixture.

Fans must pay at least £3.49 to watch the match on 6 May.

RFL chief commercial officer Roger Draper said talks had taken place with "a number of organisations".

But he added: "The terms offered were not considered acceptable."

Got a spare £3.49 knocking around? 

Wales legend Mike Phillips to retire

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And it's another Rugby union retirement...

Double Wales Grand Slam winner and British and Irish Lion Mike Phillips is to retire when Sale Sharks' season ends. 

The 34-year-old announced the decision on social media. 

He added: "I will attack the next chapters with the same passion, commitment and laughter as I did during my entire career. See you soon!" 

Phillips made 99 Test appearances, five of them for the Lions, in a career that spanned 2003-2015 World Cup.

ANOTHER BREAKING NEWS KLAXONNNNNNNNNNN

Ser-gee-oh!

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And the Spaniard makes the front of Sports Illustrated...

Garcia may have unlocked the secret to winning majors

Iain Carter

BBC golf correspondent at Augusta

Masters 2017: Why Sergio Garcia's win was so special

Iain Carter was in Augusta at the weekend to witness Sergio Garcia's dramatic Masters win, here's a taster of what he had to say...

Serenity was a word that sprang to mind throughout the epic Masters that spawned Sergio Garcia's  maiden major victory.

The 37-year-old broke through thanks to an apparent inner peace that enabled him to cope with all that Augusta and the elements could throw at him.

Whether it was the gusty winds of the first two days or the intimidating last-day surge of Justin Rose as he collected a hat-trick of front-nine birdies, Garcia remained unperturbed in becoming the only man to be sub-par in all four rounds.

It is a state of mind that was beyond the Spaniard in pretty much all of his previous 73 attempts to win a major.

... read the rest of Iain's piece here.

Right, from breaking news to a spot of reflection...

BreakingWarburton out for six weeks

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BBC Radio 5 live rugby reporter

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The prospective Lions captain Sam Warburton has been ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury.

The flanker won't play again for Cardiff Blues before the Lions depart for New Zealand, but he should be fit by the tour opener on 3 June.

Hold on... What is that sound? 

It sounds like... no.... It can't be? 

Yes, it is! That is the sound of the BREAKING NEWS KLAXON...

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At school we had a table football table in the common room. I went unbeaten for 2 straight years.

Hugh, Stamford

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My only sporting claim to fame EVER is winning five races at primary school sports day when my aunt from Oz said she'd pay me for every win but nothing if I lost!

Winner, winner, you're paying for dinner...

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I podiumed twice in the New Forest junior schools sack race back in the late '80s/early '90s, and let me tell you - the record books won't forget that (nearly) glorious double.

Jon H

More of your tales? 

Watson out of Biel Bienne Open

Tennis

Watson knocked out of Biel Bienne Open
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Britain's Heather Watson was knocked out in the first round of the Biel Bienne Open in Switzerland, losing in straight sets to Anett Kontaveit.

Watson, ranked 110th in the world, was beaten 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 by the Estonian, who is the world number 99.

The Briton, 24, saved nine out of 10 break points in the opening set and took the only one she created before losing in the tie-break.

Kontaveit found the second set easier and won in one hour and 32 minutes.