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Summary

  1. British Olympic high jump silver medallist Germaine Mason dies
  2. Tottenham coach Ugo Ehiogu taken to hospital
  3. FA Cup/Premier League news conferences
  4. Andy Murray out of the Monte Carlo Masters
  5. PFA teams of the year named
  6. GET INVOLVED: Serena Williams pregnant v You #bbcsportsday

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By Jamie Lillywhite

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Nicol backs Scottish duo for Lions places

Rugby union

We were in Lions overload yesterday for the quad announcement and former Scotland international Andy Nicol was a 5 live guest this morning to discuss the squad, which features only two players from north of the border.

"Scotland haven't had a Test Lion since 2001 - Tom Smith. Stuart Hogg at the moment I think would be in the Test team if the game was on Saturday. I think most people would say that. He was outstanding in the Six Nations, player of the tournament. 

"When it comes down to the final cut for the first XV there will be a Scot in it and Tommy Seymour could easily get on the wing as well. He's a proven try scorer, solid under the high ball defensively. The wing position, there's not a huge number of standout players, so Tommy could easily play himself into that." 

Scotland v Ireland
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Exuberant scenes as Scotland beat Ireland in the Six Nations

Spurs statement on Ehiogu

Tottenham Hotspur

Ugo Ehiogu
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"We can confirm that Ugo Ehiogu is currently in hospital after collapsing at our Training Centre earlier today," Tottenham said.

"Our Under-23's coach received immediate treatment on site from our medical staff before being transferred to hospital by ambulance.

"Everyone at the club sends their best wishes to Ugo and his family. We shall continue to provide updates when we have further information."

Ehiogu, who played for Aston Villa and Middlesbrough and was capped by England four times, has been on the coaching staff at Spurs since 2014. 

Koeman ready for battle

Everton

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The Toffees could go fifth in the Premier League with victory over West Ham.

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Dibaba ready for London challenge

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Very happy to be here and excited for the London Marathon this Sunday, says London 2012 10,000 gold medallist Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia.

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Spurs coach Ehiogu in hospital

Tottenham Hotspur

Everyone at the Club sends their best wishes to Ugo and his family. We shall continue to provide updates when we have further information.

BreakingEx-Villa defender in hospital

Tottenham Hotspur

We can confirm that Ugo Ehiogu is currently in hospital after collapsing at our Training Centre earlier today.

We can confirm that Ugo Ehiogu is currently in hospital after collapsing at our Training Centre earlier today.

The 44-year-old is currently a coach for Spurs' under-23 team.

Europa League semis await

Man Utd v Anderlecht (20:05 BST)

.@Fellaini: "Everyone at the club wants to go all the way. We'll give everything to reach the semi-finals." More:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Remember Frankel? Meet another of his sons

Cornelius Lysaght

BBC horse racing correspondent

Frankel
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Frankel was unbeaten in a 14-race career

The 8-1 shot Eminent, a son of champion racehorse turned stallion Frankel, has won the Craven Stakes at Newmarket.

The Martyn Meade-trained colt, ridden by champion jockey Jim Crowley, beat Rivet to rise up the reckoning for the 2000 Guineas, the first Classic of the flat racing season, on 6 May. Eminent is now fourth favourite.  

Robertson safely through

Snooker

Former world champion Neil Robertson has completed a 10-4 victory over Noppon Saengkham of Thailand.

Neil Robertson
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Clement seeks three wins

Swansea v Stoke (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

More from Swansea boss Paul Clement now, whose team have had five defeats and a draw in their last six games, and are two points behind 17th-placed Hull.

With five matches remaining, Clement said: "We're going to need three wins and maybe another point as well."

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Meyler on the way to recovery

Hull City

The 27-year-old midfielder suffered media ligament damage training with Hull last week - he is obviously out for the season - but appears to be in good spirits.

Back up to Hull now to start my rehab! ⚽️💪🏼

Back up to Hull now to start my rehab! ⚽️💪🏼

Fiji's Rio hero Ryan on new coin

English former Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan, who helped the country win gold at Rio 2016, has been minted on to a new coin in Fiji.

The report from the 2016 Olympics

Fiji's new 50c Coin - what a journey I've had. #veilomani

Fiji's new 50c Coin - what a journey I've had. #veilomani

Thoughts?

Statement from Donington on Monger

You are probably aware of the news that British Formula 4 driver Billy Monger, 17, had both of his legs amputated following his crash during Sunday's race at Donington Park.

The venue has released a statement:

"Donington Park circuit is working with the UK and international governing bodies of motor sport in order to ensure that every aspect of Billy Monger’s accident here on Sunday April 16th is fully examined.

At this difficult time, Donington Park encourages the media and the wider community to respect the wishes of the Monger family for privacy, while they are staying with Billy and his expert doctors in hospital.

We can all see and endorse the global support Billy is receiving from the world of motor sport, and we all pray for the best possible outcome for him."

Chelsea start favourites - Poch

Chelsea v Tottenham (Saturday, 17:15 BST)

Is Mauricio Pochettino going in for the mind games ahead of Saturday's semi-final? The Tottenham suggests Chelsea might start favourites for the Wembley showdown, even though they have lost two of their last four league games, while Spurs have won their last eight matches.

Spurs also beat Chelsea 2-0 in January but last won the FA Cup in 1991 and in the 16 years since Chelsea have won 17 major trophies.   

"If there is one favourite it's more Chelsea because they are on the top of the table in the Premier League and (with) the experienced players they have, and the manager that they have," Pochettino insists.

"I think it's a more experienced team than us. But we're in a good moment too, a hungry team. To challenge now this type of club, of team, is a very important thing for Tottenham." 

Dele Alli
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Dele Alli scored twice as Spurs beat Chelsea 2-0 in January

Robertson on brink of victory

Snooker

This afternoon at the Crucible we have two former world champions in action. Neil Robertson needs only one more frame to beat Noppon Saengkham and you can watch that match here.

Stuart Bingham, the 2015 champion, has lost the first four frames against Kyren Wilson and that match continues here.

Tonight two more ex-world champions take to the stage - an eagerly awaited contest between Shaun Murphy and the Rocket, Ronnie O'Sullivan. 

Walk in the park for Anderlecht

Manchester United v Anderlecht (Thursday, kick-off 20:05 BST)

Tonight it's the Europa League at Old Trafford, just across from here at Media City and Manchester United's opponents Anderlecht warmed up with a light workout in a city centre park. 

The Belgian side, who are level at 1-1 with Jose Mourinho's men following the first leg, were filmed in Castlefield Urban Heritage Park, just off Liverpool Road.

There is live commentary of the match in 5 live Sport tonight from 19:00 BST. Senior football reporter Ian Dennis will be in the com box with Robbie Savage.

On this day

Baseball

1912: The Boston Red Sox opened Fenway Park, which is now the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.

Fenway Park
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Mason killed in Jamaica motorcycle accident

Athletics

Unfortunately some very sad news to report and Germaine Mason, who won high jump silver for Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics, has died in a motorcycle crash, police in Jamaica have said. He was 34.

Fowler turns pro

Boxing

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Anthony Fowler, cousin of former Liverpool and England striker Robbie, will make his professional debut on the Kell Brook-Errol Spence undercard at Bramall Lane on 27 May. 

The 26-year-old won the middleweight division in Glasgow three years ago but was knocked out in the early stages at the Rio Olympics 2016. 

"As long as I keep my head down and live the life, I don't see any reason why I won't become a world champion," he declared. You heard it here.

Toffees target top five

West Ham v Everton (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

More from Toffees boss Ronald Koeman, who believes the Merseysiders can finish in the top-five this term. His team have won four of their last six games and are on the same points total as Arsenal, albeit having played two games more.

Everton travel to the Gunners on the final day of the season and Koeman said of a top-five place: "That’s our target. If we’re still in the mix when we play Arsenal at the end of the season it'll be really nice." 

Premier League table
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Koeman plays down Lukaku price tag

Football

Let's get some thoughts from Everton boss Ronald Koeman. Asked whether a £100m price tag had been placed on Romelu Lukaku (not literally on him), the Premier League's top scorer with 24 goals thus far this term, Koeman insists: "I’m not involved in that business. He has a two-year contract. If someone’s interested they’ll call the club." 

Romelu Lukaku
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Heavy hitters talk to Stumped

Cricket

The latest edition of Stumped on the BBC World Service on Saturday from 03:30 BST features interviews with Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and record run scorer Younis Khan ahead of their final Test series before retirement, against the West Indies tomorrow.

Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan have announced they are retiring from international cricket.

Not now

Liverpool v Crystal Palace (Sunday, 16:30 BST)

We've had Hanson's MMMBop for Kylian Mbappe, how about Olivia Newton-John's timeless classic Xanadu for Mamadou Sakho? Anyway, the big defender is on loan from Liverpool and is ineligible for this weekend's trip to Anfield but Palace have won five of their last seven and big Sam Allardyce says "he has been one of the main reasons for our run."

Asked about a permanent move for the 27-year-old France international the big boss adds: "Our first priority is staying up. Would we look at Mamadou Sakho? yes, would we talk about it now? no. When we are safe we can talk about it then and maybe some other players."

Mamadou Sakho
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Pochettino on the FA Cup semis

Chelsea v Tottenham (Sat, 17:15 BST)

Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino
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Here's Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino on Saturday's semi-final against the Premier League leaders, which is live on BBC One and BBC Radio 5 live:

"In the Premier League and the FA Cup we have a chance to fight for big things.

"It's important for us to enjoy the game. We play with our philosophy. We've learnt and grown up. It's impossible to compare Tottenham and Chelsea."

Here's the gaffer on reports that defender Toby Alderweireld will not sign a new deal and instead join Inter Milan:

"All the players today have contracts for the next two or three years minimum and we're not worried."

Agnew retains hope

Bournemouth v Middlesbrough (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Middlesbrough travel to the south coast this weekend one place off the bottom of the table, six points behind 17th-placed Hull, but coach Steve Agnew says there was enough in the narrow 2-1 defeat against Arsenal on Monday to show his team can survive the drop.

"Of course," he insists. "I was really really pleased with the intensity. We remain confident going into the game at Bournemouth."

Middlesbrough v Arsenal
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'Serena Williams won the Aus Open when she was pregnant, but I can't...'

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Shilen Rajani: Serena won the Aus Open when pregnant and I can't be bothered to walk from one end of the office floor to the other

O’Connor on course for Brit gold

Jo Currie

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Siobhan-Marie O’Connor
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Olympic silver medallist Siobhan-Marie O’Connor has qualified quickest for Thursday's 50m freestyle final at the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

Fellow Olympians, Duncan Scott and Max Litchfield, are fastest through in the men’s 100m freestyle and 400m individual medley finals, respectively.

And after claiming the 50m butterfly title on Wednesday, Charlotte Atkinson goes into Thursday's 200m fly final in first place.

'The players haven't responded particularly well'

Swansea v Stoke (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Swansea have lost five of their last six league games and are without a win since 4 March. The Swans are in the drop zone, two points behind 17th-placed Hull and there have been some strong pre-match words from boss Paul Clement today. 

"Five games left, three at home, all the games are difficult and the fact Hull are at home to Watford, we have to win," he insists.

"The players haven't responded particularly well over the last five or six games when the pressure has been there but we have to play under this pressure because if we keep performing the way we are the last few games will be for nothing."

Swansea
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'Serena Williams won the Aus Open when she was pregnant, but I can't...'

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Gregory P: Serena Williams won the Aus Open when she was pregnant, but Andy Murray can't win a match from 4-0 up [in the final set]

Palace team news

Liverpool v Crystal Palace (Sun, 16:30 BST)

Crystal Palace

Manager Sam Allardyce: "Striker Loic Remy and defender James Tomkins are back in the squad. Good to see with such a congested week coming along. We'll need it over the seven days.

"Obviously Mamadou Sakho can't play, so it's important that James is back. James McArthur's back and so is Patrick van Aanholt."

On Sunday's match: "If we're as clinical as we were against Arsenal & Chelsea, and don't make basic mistakes like against Leicester - we have a chance."

Clement coming up...

Swansea v Stoke (15:00 BST)

Swansea City

🗣 We'll be hearing from the boss shortly...

He'll be looking ahead to this weekend's fixture against @stokecity.

🗣 We'll be hearing from the boss shortly... He'll be looking ahead to this weekend's fixture against @stokecity.

Watson ahead at storm-hit Shenzhen

Golf

Former Masters champion Bubba Watson leads the European Tour's Shenzhen International in China, but play was suspended due to darkness with 54 players still to finish their rounds at the Genzon Golf Club, following an earlier two-hour suspension because of storms.

The American had a birdie and eagle in his first two holes and leads by one at six under, with Englishman Tommy Fleetwood in a share of 11th three shots back.

Bubba Watson
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'Serena Williams won the Aus Open when she was pregnant, but I can't...'

#bbcsportsday

Mike T: Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the Australian Open and I can't even be bothered to finish this senten...

Not a bad effort though Mike

'Serena Williams won the Aus Open when she was pregnant, but I can't...'

#bbcsportsday

Serena Williams
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It might have escaped your notice (probably didn't) that multiple Grand Slam winner Serena Williams is 20 weeks pregnant - she announced the news on Snapchat.

What's remarkable is that the 35-year-old appeared to have won January's Australian Open when she was pregnant.

Here's the hook we want you creative lot to use when sending in your diamond tweets to #bbcsportsday

'Serena Williams won the Aus Open when she was pregnant, but I can't...'

Actual examples from Twitter:

Taryn Finley: Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the Australia Open in Jan, but I cant even get out of bed when I'm on my period. 

Raun Anand: Serena Williams won a Grand Slam whilst pregnant and I have trouble reaching for the remote after a McSpicy.

Alison Hennessey: She won the Australian Open while 8 weeks pregnant. And I complain about a dynamic yoga class..

Lisa: Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the Australian Open and I struggle to walk upstairs after a big lunch.

Use #bbcsportsday.

Seagulls celebration

Football

Brighton will have an open-top bus parade along the seafront on 14 May to celebrate their promotion to the Premier League.

Brighton celebrate
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Sharapova to find out French Open fate

Maria Sharapova
PA

Staying with tennis and Russian Maria Sharapova will find out on 15 May whether she can compete at the French Open after her drugs ban, French tennis officials said.

They added that the absence of pregnant Serena Williams would have no bearing on their decision. 

Two-time Roland Garros champion Sharapova returns next week from a 15-month drugs ban at the WTA Stuttgart Grand Prix.

Stuttgart offered the 30-year-old Russian a wildcard entry because she no longer has a world ranking. She has also been invited to clay-court events in Madrid and Rome. 

Murray stunned in Monte Carlo

Tennis

That's it, what a turn-up for the books. Murray has lost. The world number one, distinctly out of sorts in the service department, has been beaten by cavalier left-hander and world number 24 Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 2-6 6-2 7-5 in a fluctuating contest spanning two hours 32 minutes.

Murray on the brink

Tennis

The Murray serve is not firing today, Ramos-Vinolas has broken and the Spaniard will serve for the match at 6-5.