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Summary

  1. Harry Redknapp named Birmingham boss
  2. Build-up to Leicester v Atletico Madrid in Champions League
  3. Brighton promoted to Premier League
  4. Plymouth & Portsmouth promoted to League One
  5. Get involved: #bbcsportsday

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Alex Bysouth

All times stated are UK

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Anyway, that's it for today's Sportsday, but we've got all the action from the King Power covered for you this evening as Leicester host Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final second leg.

Follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website from 18:00 BST, or tune in to BBC Radio 5 live from 19:00.

Enjoy!

The man who catches marathon cheats

Now this is an interesting yarn: The man who catches marathon cheats - from his home.

Katie Shepherd writes: Cindy ran the race of her life, finishing the New York Marathon in just 3 hours 17 minutes and 29 seconds - a lot faster than her pace in previous half-marathon finishes, which each took a little over two hours.

"Ran my heart out today and left everything on the course. All the training paid off and qualified for the Boston Marathon!" she posted on Instagram, along with a post-race selfie and a photo with the finisher's medal.

But Cindy's incredible marathon time seemed just a little too incredible to a man sitting at his computer nearly 640 miles away.

Derek Murphy, a former marathoner and business analyst who lives outside Cincinnati, has made a name for himself exposing marathon cheats on his blog, Marathon Investigation.

Read the full story here.

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British Swimming Championships

Olympic champion Adam Peaty will be among the swimmers hoping to reach the 2017 World Championships when he competes in Sheffield tonight.

And we'll be streaming the British Championships live on BBC Sport online from 18:00 BST.

Tune in on the website, connected TVs or via the app.

Redknapp appointment a shock - McLeish

Football

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One of Harry Redknapp's predecessors as Birmingham Alex McLeish, who left for for cross-city rivals Aston Villa in 2011, described the appointment as a "shock" but expects Redknapp to secure survival. 

 "I am sure that he will keep them up," said the Scot, 58. "He will keep it real and stir them up for the last three games."

Redknapp's first match as manager comes at Villa on Sunday.

"He couldn't get a tougher one to choose," added McLeish. "So it is another big game this weekend coming up and if Harry can win that one, the Birmingham fans will be looking to get him tied down immediately

Redknapp is due to meet the squad tomorrow before being unveiled as Birmingham's new manager in a press conference at St Andrew's. 

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Leicester v Atletico Madrid (19:45 BST)

  • Leicester are the lowest scoring side in the Champions League among the eight teams left in this season's competition (10 goals in nine games). 50% of their goals have come from set-piece.
  • No team has conceded more penalties than Leicester in this season's Champions League (four, only two of which were converted).
  • The Foxes have won all four of their Champions League home games this season (six goals scored, one conceded).
  • They are the first team since Malaga in 2012-13 to reach the quarter-finals on their Champions League debut. They're also the eighth English team to make it to the last eight of the competition, more than any other country.  

Leicester v Atletico Madrid (19:45 BST)

Atletico Madrid have been training at Leicester's King Power Stadium, which is decked out in fan flags ahead of the Champions League quarter-final second leg tonight.

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Can they stay up?

Brighton promoted to Premier League

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Of the 71 promoted teams to play in the Premier League, 31 have been immediately relegated. But Brighton fans may want to put a positive spin on it - more than half of them stay up and the average finishing position is 15th.

In their current squad, excluding loan players, only six boast previous Premier League experience - Glenn Murray, Anthony Knockaert, David Stockdale, Steve Sidwell, Shane Duffy and Liam Rosenior.

But Hughton, who has won 63 of his 123 games in charge on the south coast, has managed in the top flight with Newcastle and Norwich.

They are also in for a bumper payday, with promotion to the Premier League worth an estimated £170m.

Brighton flying high

Brighton promoted to Premier League

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How did they do it?

Brighton promoted to Premier League

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So, what was Brighton's promotion campaign built on?

  • Attacking threat - Glenn Murray (22), Anthony Knockaert (15), Sam Baldock (11) and Tomer Hemed (11) have scored 59 of their 73 goals this season.
  • Home form - The Seagulls have picked up the most Championship points at home with 54, and won 17 of their 22 games there.
  • Unbeaten run - Brighton did not lose in October, November and December, winning 11 of their 15 games during that spell.
  • Tight defence - They have conceded the fewest goals in the Championship (36) with 21 clean sheets.

Seagulls on the up

Brighton promoted to Premier League

Brighton promotion: Chris Hughton says he didn't expect Seagulls to be in this position

But...

1⃣3⃣ - 13 – Real haven’t kept a clean sheet this CL season and conceded 13 goals in 9 games. Shaky. #RMAFCB #UCL

1⃣3⃣ - 13 – Real haven’t kept a clean sheet this CL season and conceded 13 goals in 9 games. Shaky. #RMAFCB #UCL

Bayern seeking to reverse recent trend

Real Madrid v Bayern Munich (19:45 BST)

Big guns Real Madrid and Bayern Munich meet in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tonight, the 24th European Cup/Champions League fixture between the teams and the 18th under the Champions League era - a record in the history of the tournament.

In knockout encounters, each side has progressed five times but Bayern have lost eight of their last 10 away games against Real in all competitions, including the last five. 

An imposing stat for the Germans is that Real have found the net in their last 34 Champions League home games, the longest ever run in the competition. Barcelona were the last team to leave the Bernabeu with a clean sheet in April 2011.

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Bayern fans congregate in Madrid for the traditional pre-match warm-up

Djokovic faces deciding set

Tennis

Second seed Novak Djokovic has been taken to a deciding set by world number 32 Gilles Simon on France at the Monte Carlo Masters. World number one Andy Murray plays tomorrow against another Gilles, Muller of Luxembourg.

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Get involved - your greatest turnarounds

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David Thackeray: 1984 Cup winners cup. Little known METZ lost 2-4 at home then thrashed BARCELONA 4-1 at the Noucamp.  

Kiran: Best 2nd leg turnaround has to be Utd v Juve '99. 2-0 down ended up winning 3-2 against a side w/ Zidane, Davids, Inzaghi etc  

Elliot Leaver: Chelsea's turnaround against Napoli, CL last 16 in 2012. You know the rest of the story...  

Pogba does his best Mancunian accent...

Corrigan captures Coal Carrying crown

Coal Carrying

We don't have a graphic for Coal Carrying unfortunately but there is a new world champion and it is Durham farmer Andrew Corrigan, who completed the 1.1-km (1,200-yard) course in Gawthorpe, near Wakefield in a time of four minutes, 31 seconds, with a 50kg (110 pounds) sack on his back. 

The women's race, in which competitors each carried 20kg (44 pounds), was won by Jen Mustan in four minutes, 30 seconds. 

Real in search of record

Real Madrid v Bayern Munich (Tuesday, 19:45 BST)

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Tonight's other Champions League quarter-final is in Spain where the mighty defending champions Real Madrid protect a 2-1 lead against Bayern Munich, who last won the competition n 2013.

Real have reached the semi-finals in each of the previous six seasons and a seventh in a row would constitute a new record, but they are without Gareth Bale this evening. The former Spurs playmaker suffered an ankle injury in the first leg.

After several recent European ties have been marred by violence, some 1,800 police officers will be deployed to the streets of the Spanish capital. 

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Chris Stanley: Villa 3-1 Tranmere, 1994 LC semi followed by Bozzie penalty heroics. How to make a famous old ground thunder.  

Anonymous: Without Doubt Torquay travelling up to Molinuex for the second leg of the Sherpa Van Trophy. 2-1 down from the home leg, I think there were 400 of us away fans in a crowd of 24000 but despite Steve Bull, Andy Mutch etc we triumphed 2-0 and had our first day out at Wembley. Rumour had it that Wolves had to cancel their accommodation that they had arrogantly booked in advance for the final!  

Enrique promises 'historic evening'

Barcelona v Juventus (Wednesday, 19:45 BST)

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On the comeback theme...

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is optimistic his side can pull off another stunning comeback to advance in the Champions League. 

The Catalan side looked down and out after losing the first leg of their last-16 tie 4-0 against Paris St-Germain in February, but produced a remarkable 6-1 second-leg triumph last month to reach the quarter-finals. 

 They gave themselves another mountain to climb as they suffered a crushing 3-0 loss to Juventus in Turin last Tuesday in the first leg of the last-eight meeting, but Enrique has warned Barca should not be written off just yet. 

 "We will try right until the end," he said at his pre-match press conference, quoted on www.fcbarcelona.com. 

"Those who experienced the night against PSG at Camp Nou will have another chance to enjoy a historic evening."

Brondy fans throw dead rats at player

Football

A Danish Superliga game between Brondby and FC Copenhagen was marred when home fans threw dead rats at a player.

Brondby supporters threw the rodents at Copenhagen defender Ludwig Augustinsson as he went to take a corner.

Leaders Copenhagen won the match 1-0 to open up a 13-point lead over nearest rivals Brondby.

"It's unfortunate that there are some visitors who could not figure out how to behave properly," said Brondby's sports director Troels Bech.

Footage of the incident shows Slovenia international Benjamin Verbic helping team-mate Augustinsson clear at least two rats off the pitch at the 28,000-capacity Brondby Stadium.

Talking of turnarounds...

Leicester v Atletico Madrid (19:45 BST)

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Our colleagues over at BBC Leicester are getting a little excited about tonight's game - and who can blame them?

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Gbolahan: My best 2ndleg turnaround is ManUtd vs Roma 2008. Carrick's cracker in the early period still my best goal so far  

We're looking ahead to Leicester's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Atletico Madrid tonight and asking whether the Foxes can overturn the one-goal deficit? 

Warrington duo face disciplinary charges

Rugby league

Warrington pair Daryl Clark and Declan Patton have been charged following the yesterday's 26-24 Super League victory over Huddersfield.

Hooker Clark has been charged with grade B striking which carries a one to two-match suspension, while half-back Patton has been accused of grade A tripping and could be banned for one game. 

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Yakubu to save Birmingham. If they stay up, Bale and Modric to boost next season's promotion bid.

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Ding on course

Snooker

Plenty of centuries at the Crucible today. Stuart Carrington had three in a row against Liang Wenbo, although the Chinese player won the last two frames and only trails 5-4 at the end of their session, now Ding Junhui has had two in a row to lead Zhou Yuelong 7-2.

Judd Trump has taken the opening frame against Rory McLeod but his break was a mere 55 (still 31 more than my highest on my old 6x3).

Follow the action from Sheffield here.

Paulinho content in China

Football

He wasn't a resounding success in the Premier League but former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho is reportedly in demand. The 28-year-old has denied speculation linking him to a move away from the Chinese Super League after his recent impressive performances for Brazil and Guangzhou Evergrande. 

"These transfer rumours are normal in the football industry," he told Chinese media. 

"My agent must have received inquiries from some European clubs. But I like where I am and I have been having good time with my team mates and coaches. I'd like to stay here to win more titles with Evergrande." 

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Get involved - Can Foxes turn it around?

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So, with Leicester heading into the Champions League quarter-final second leg a goal down, we want to know whether you think they can turn it around at the King Power Stadium?

Why not go one better, tell us your best/favourite second-leg turnarounds of all time?

Where were you? Who hit the winner? Why was it so special? Let us know...

Huth suspended, Morgan a doubt

Leicester v Atletico Madrid (19:45 BST)

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Wes Morgan's fellow centre-back Robert Huth is suspended for the game at the King Power Stadium.

France striker Kevin Gameiro, who has missed Atletico's last five matches with a groin problem, is fit again.

Koke, Saul Niguez, Gabi and Antoine Griezmann are set to return after being rested for Saturday's 3-0 win over Osasuna in La Liga.

Morgan faces late fitness test

Leicester v Atletico Madrid (19:45 BST)

Leicester v Atletico Madrid: Wes Morgan will face late fitness call by Craig Shakespeare

Foxes wary of Griezmann

Leicester v Atletico Madrid (Tuesday, 19:45 BST)

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The Foxes won their first six matches under new boss Craig Shakespeare but have since lost two of their last three, and did not manage a shot on target in the first leg in Spain.

Without the away goal, Leicester know a goal for the visitors would leave them needing to score three to progress and Atletico have scored at least once in each of their last six games.

Shakespeare said: "We need to make sure we create more offensively. We've got to get a goal back. But by the same token, we need to be mindful of players like Griezmann." 

Leicester v Atletico Madrid (19:45 BST)

Of course, it's the Champions League quarter-final second leg tonight, as Leicester welcome Atletico Madrid to town. 

Let's look ahead to tonight's clash at the King Power, which is live on BBC Radio 5 live, as the Foxes attempt to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Diego Simeone's side.  

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That should do it...

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It's the boss. Must be a big game tonight?

Look alive, lads...

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Who's that swirling around above the Leicester training session?

Mannarino sees off Tsonga

Tennis

How about this for a setting? Not a bad place to be - and the grand prix is coming up just down the road at the end of next month. But seventh seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is a second-round casualty at the Monte Carlo Masters, beaten 6-7(3-7) 6-2 6-3 by fellow Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, the world number 56.

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Brighton promoted to Premier League

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