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Summary

  1. Tottenham coach & former Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu dies
  2. Europa League semi-finals: Celta Vigo v Manchester United
  3. Champions League semis: Real v Atletico; Monaco v Juventus
  4. Premier League news conferences
  5. World Snooker updates
  6. Get involved: #bbcsportsday

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By Libby Dawes

All times stated are UK

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Southgate: 'It's difficult to come to terms with'

Ugo Ehiogu dies, aged 44

Gareth Southgate (left) and Ugo Ehiogu
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We leave you with this fitting tribute to Ugo Ehiogu from England manager Gareth Southgate, who was his long-time defensive partner at both Aston Villa and Middlesbrough.

“I'm stunned and deeply saddened by Ugo's passing and clearly my initial thoughts are with his wife Gemma, his children and his family.

"I know that football will be grieving because he was so highly respected by everybody he worked with and losing him at such a young age is difficult to come to terms with.

"Most importantly, he was a gentleman and he is one of those characters that people would find it difficult to have anything bad to say about him.

"I probably played more games with Ugo than anybody else in my career and while in many ways he was a gentle giant away from football, he was a colossus on the pitch. It felt like a true partnership with Ugo because we were prepared to put our bodies on the line for each other.

"We shared highs, lows and won a couple of trophies together with Villa and Boro and it's those memories that I will always cherish when I think of Ugo.

"He was one of the most professional people I played with in terms of how he applied himself to his job and it was great to see him progressing through the coaching pathway with that thirst for learning.

"I've spoken to several of our former team-mates today and there's just a sense of disbelief that we're having these conversations.

"Ugo was a credit to football, a credit to his family and he will be missed by everybody who was lucky enough to know him." 

Incredibly sad news, my thoughts and prayers with friends and family 🙏🏽 RIP Ugo Ehiogu 🙏🏽

Incredibly sad news, my thoughts and prayers with friends and family 🙏🏽 RIP Ugo Ehiogu 🙏🏽

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Pregnant Serena intends to return

Serena Williams
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United States' Serena Williams - winner of 23 Grand Slam singles titles - intends to return to tennis after her announcement that she is pregnant, says her coach Patrick Mouratoglou. 

"Saying exactly when she will come back (next year) is not something she cares about right now, but she does not want to stop there," he told AFP.

"She won the last Australian Open [in January when she would have been eight weeks pregnant] and will probably become world number one next week. She feels she can still dominate tennis." 

Monte Carlo and bust for Djokovic?

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Former world number one Novak Djokovic is having a testing time of it against Belgian David Goffin in the last eight of the Monte Carlo Masters. The world number two lost the first set 6-2.

Serb Djokovic has not reached the last four of an event since he beat Andy Murray to win the Qatar title in January - that's four events ago!

Wigan forward to have kidney removed

Wigan's Tony Clubb
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Wigan forward Tony Clubb is to have a kidney removed but says he will be back playing before the end of the season.

The former London Broncos player says he has been struggling all season with back pain which has been diagnosed as a kidney ailment and he will now undergo surgery.

The 29-year-old said on the club website: "I woke up one night and couldn't walk I was in that much pain.

"I rang our doctor Chris Brookes and our physio Jo Seddon at four in the morning and said 'this isn't backache guys it's more than that'.

"They sent me for a scan and I saw a urologist who took a scan of my kidney and basically found out I had a kink in the tube leading into my kidney which had actually killed it off." 

Gymnastics

Earlier Britain's James Hall won an all-around bronze medal at his first major senior competition - the European Championships in Cluj. 

European Championships 2017: James Hall wins bronze in men's all-round final

Devastated on the news I just heard about Ugo. He is a hero and I can't understand why he had to go so soon. My prayers are with his family

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We used to play football very close to Ugo's lodgings when he first came to West Brom. He would always come over and join in the passing and keepy-uppys. A lovely man. So tragic to hear he's died. Rip Ugo.

Jim Slater, Wychbold

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Let's hear some more of your stories of times you have been lucky enough to meet Ugo Ehiogu. 

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'Take the leg away, and he will run another marathon'

#Get Inspired

Seven inspiring runners taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday
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Those were the words of Denise Arthey to doctors after she and her husband Chris were involved in a road accident while on holiday.

Chris and Denise are just some of the thousands of inspiring runners who will be taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday. 

Read more about there story here and follow the live text commentary on this website from 08:25-16:00 BST on the day.

If you're taking part in the race - or know someone who is - let us know by using the #GetInspired on social media and we could feature your message!

'We are in trouble'

Burnley v Man Utd (Sun, 14:15 BST)

Manchester United

Manager Jose Mourinho says Manchester United are "in trouble" after Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo suffered what appeared to be bad injuries in Thursday's Europa League win over Anderlecht.

Thursday's progress to the Europa League semi-finals came at a cost as the duo were forced off during the 2-1 extra-time win over Anderlecht.

Rojo was taken off on a stretcher after seemingly sustaining a knee injury and Ibrahimovic landed awkwardly just before the quarter-final second leg went to extra-time.

"We are in trouble," Mourinho said. "We are in trouble.

"In this moment, Eric Bailly played six matches in a row, and we lost Marcos Rojo, we don't have Jones or Smalling, we are in trouble and now we lose Zlatan too."

United are four points behind fourth-place Manchester City, but could also qualify for the Champions League by winning the Europa League.

Jose is up next......

Conte appears to be very conscious of said impending title race...  

"Tottenham now is a really great power in English football" he said.

"There is a moment you have to finish considering yourself an underdog. I think this is the right moment."

It's not just the FA Cup at stake...

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Premier League leaders Chelsea face their closest rivals in the FA Cup semi final tomorrow in what could be seen as a bit of a psychological battle in the increasingly exciting race to be league champions. 

Therefore, the fitness of the top players is key. Conte says Gary Cahill may find it hard to play after an illness that hospitalised him earlier this week. 

"It's not a serious problem" he says but is yet to decide on the best line-up for his defence tomorrow. 

Antonio Conte begins his media conference by sending condolences from him and the players to Ugo Ehiogu's family. #CFC

He adds that there will be a strange atmosphere at the game tomorrow due to the sad news that the Spurs U23 coach has died following a cardiac arrest during a training session yesterday. 

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has also held a news conference today - they face Tottenham in the FA Cup semi final tomorrow at 17:15 BST.

Quotes from him to come... 

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All day, you have been sending your tributes and memories of Ugo Ehiogu who has died at the age of 44. 

If you wish to contribute, use #bbcsportsday or if your story needs more than 140 characters, text us on 81111. 

Manchester City news conference

FA Cup semi final: Arsenal v Man City (Sun, 15:00 BST)

Pep Guardiola's success elsewhere in Europe was obviously a key factor in the Man City owners bringing him the the Premier League. So is he keen to prove himself with some silverware?

"For all clubs titles are important. Winning titles gives you the self confidence to say we’re good enough to compete. (The players) don’t realise how good they are, winning titles helps this. When you win, the next time it will be a little easier.  Wembley is important part of my life. To go back there will be special always".

Manchseter City news conference

FA Cup semi final: Arsenal v Man City (Sun, 15:00 BST)

Gabriel Jesus
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Man City manager Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the press ahead of their FA Cup semi final at Wembley against Arsenal on Sunday. 

He was asked if it's the most important game of his City career so far...?

"The game against Monaco was important too" he says. 

Well that shut them up. 

He also brings us some team news... 

John Stones is not fit for the game apparently it's a muscular problem. Some good news though - Gabriel Jesus may make an appearance on Sunday. 

"We are so happy. We are all going to travel to Wembley, and after the dinner we will decide the team. [Jesus] had all Europe in his hands and he decided to come here, we cannot forget that. Hopefully he can help us before end of the season". 

We will bring you some quotes from the Manchester City news conference in a moment... 

So shocked & saddened to hear the news this morning of @UgoEhiogu passing away 💔 My thoughts & prayers are with his family at this time 🙏🏾

GB's Hall wins Euro bronze

David McDaid

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James Hall has won all around bronze at the European Gymnastics Championships in Romania.

The 21 year-old scored 84.664 to finish behind the gold medallist Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine, and Russia's Arthur Dalaloyan.

Congrats to @Jfrazzle98 on your first big boys comp for GB 👌🏽. And a massive congrats to @_JamesrHall in his medal in the all-round at euros

Conte up soon

Chelsea v Tottenham Sat,(15:00 BST)

Antonio Conte's pre-FA Cup semi-final press conference is coming up shortly (2.15pm UK), live from the Bridge 👇 che.lc/mWmJo3

Remember this is live on BBC One and BBC Radio 5 live.

'We need to suck confidence from Swans'

Swansea v Stoke (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Stoke City

Stoke will be doing relegation-threatened Swansea no favours on Saturday, according to manager Mark Hughes.

The Potters, 11th in the Premier League, face the 18th place side on Saturday.

Manager Paul Clement's Swans are two points from safety.

Hughes said: "We need to go to Swansea and understand their situation & capitalise on it. The key is to suck confidence from them.

"I'm sure Paul Clement is enjoying the experience of managing in the Premier League even if it's a difficult situation for him.

"We've never achieved four top 10 finishes in the Premier League so we have good motivation to achieve that."

By the way, if you are running the London Marathon this weekend or know someone who is, you may (or may not) want to read from our colleagues at Radio One's Newsbeat... 

Things no-one tells you before running the London Marathon

Best of luck from all of us here at Sportsday! 

Guardiola coming up

Arsenal v Man City (Sun, 15:00 BST)

#cityatwembley is on the horizon and we'll be hearing from Pep very soon! 🗣

#cityatwembley is on the horizon and we'll be hearing from Pep very soon! 🗣

Coverage of Sunday's semi-final will be live on BBC Radio 5 live.

Are you running in London this weekend?

#GetInspired

Meet Fran - she's just one of the many thousands who will be taking on the London Marathon this weekend.....

London Marathon 2017: Beating the bullies, Fran's inspiring story

If you're taking part in the race - or know someone who is - let us know about it using the #GetInspired hashtag on social media and we could feature you in our live text commentary or messages on the TV coverage during the day. 

Dyche dismisses Keane reports

Burnley v Man Utd (Sun, 14:15 BST)

Burnley

Michael Keane
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There were reports this week that Burnley and England centre-back Michael Keane would be leaving the club at the end of the season - however, Clarets boss Sean Dyche has provided a little bit of clarification.

Manchester United, who are Burnley's opponents on Sunday, have been linked.

"I got told via a TV screen that he will be leaving, that was news to me! The reality is nothing's changed," he said.

"I'm always a good source, as manager. I'm pretty reliable as well."