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Middlesbrough chairman plans big changes after relegation


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Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson says he plans to make changes in "all aspects" of the club after their relegation from the Premier League.

Boro's drop from English football's top tier was confirmed with a 3-0 defeat by Chelsea on 8 May.

Speaking to BBC Tees, Gibson admitted that key decisions made at the top level contributed to their downfall.

"The fact that we haven't fulfilled our objective tells you we've made mistakes," said Gibson.

Injured Gilruth 'progressing steadily'

Emily Gilruth

British rider Emily Gilruth is set to leave intensive care after she was injured in a fall at the Badminton Horse Trials.

The 40-year-old, who is based near Malpas in Cheshire, fell from her mount Topwood Beau and was airlifted to Bristol's Southmead Hospital.

British Eventing (BE) said last week she suffered a traumatic brain injury.

In a further update on Monday, BE said she was about to be moved to the neurological ward.

Just in case you didn't know...

Chelsea v Watford (20:00 BST)

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Stamford Bridge has had a makeover... 

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It's Chelsea v Watford at 20:00 BST. The party is set to continue...

You can watch highlights of that match on BBC One at 22:45 BST. 

Viewers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales check schedule times here.

On this day...

Formula 1

In 2016, Max Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix, becoming Formula One's youngest race winner on his debut for Red Bull.

Max Verstappen

On this day...


In 1963, Tottenham became the first British winners of a European trophy when they beat Atletico Madrid 5-1 in Rotterdam to take the European Cup Winners' Cup.

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Happy birthday to...

Ronald and Frank de Boer (soccer) - twin brothers and former Holland internationals. Both played for Rangers, Barcelona and Ajax, born 1970, are 47.

Patrice Evra (football) - Juventus and France defender, born 1981, is 36.

Zara Tindall (equestrian) - daughter of Princess Anne who won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics for eventing, born 1981, is 36.

Veronica Campbell-Brown (athletics) - Jamaican two-time Olympic 200 metres champion, born 1982, is 35.

Andy Murray (tennis) - British number one and two-time grand slam winner, born 1987, is 30.

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Australia vice-captain has concerns over contract dispute


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Australia's Ashes series against England in November could be in doubt because of a players' contract dispute, says vice-captain David Warner.

In March, Cricket Australia proposed salary increases for men and women, but this would mean players no longer receive a percentage of CA's revenue.

The offer was rejected and CA said it would not pay players after 30 June.

Warner told the Age newspaper: "If it gets to the extreme, they might not have a team for the Ashes."

A stand-off has developed between CA and the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA), which represents the players.

Ex-Australia captain Mark Taylor said the players were "prepared to strike"over the proposals.

Sharapova secures Wimbledon qualifying spot

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova has guaranteed herself a spot in the Wimbledon qualifying tournament with a first-round victory against American Christina McHale at the Italian Open.

The Russian former world number one had been given a wildcard to compete in Rome after returning from a 15-month doping ban.

The 2004 SW19 champion is currently the world number 211 and will need to be around the top 100 to qualify for the main Wimbledon draw outright. A good run in Italy will help her cause.

Joshua v Klitschko rematch in Cardiff?


Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko
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A rematch between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko could take place at Cardiff's Principality Stadium in October.

Joshua knocked out Klitschko to add the WBA world heavyweight title to his IBF crown at Wembley Stadium in April.

As Wales' rugby team will play at the Principality Stadium for most of November and December, 28 October could be a potential date for the bout.

"Talks are ongoing over venues," said Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn.

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...and check out the size of the crowds in Rotterdam

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Larger than for the US presidential inauguration?

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Feyenoord fans go wild for title winners in Rotterdam

Feyenoord fans have been gathering in Rotterdam on Monday to celebrate their side's title win on Sunday. Let's just say it's been colourful...

Feyenoord players celebrate
Ex-Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt (centre and pointing) scored a hat-trick against Heracles Almelo as Feyenoord won 3-1 and lifted their first Eredivisie title since 1999
Feyenoord fans
What a view for the players as they watched their fans come in their droves to Coolsingel - the main street in Rotterdam
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Flares were lit as Kuyt lifted the Eredivisie dish
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Some also had a shower in the fountain at the Hofplein moments before the ceremony

BreakingMackenzie leaves Sun 'by mutual consent' after Barkley row

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Kelvin Mackenzie's contract with the Sun newspaper terminated "by mutual consent" after Ross Barkley row, paper says.  

Follow this story here. 

Get Involved - Your advice for Andy Murray

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Stephanie Le: Listen to more Kanye... 

Robin Armstrong: For Andy Murray: 

 20s - Learn rules to navigate world 

30s - Know limits of those rules. 

 Advice - attack the serve/volley

Michael Coates: My advice for Murray is, wear sunscreen. If I could offer only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.

'I've got my mojo back' - Djokovic

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World number two Novak Djokovic said he lost motivation after winning the French Open to complete a career grand slam last year, but believes he has rediscovered his "mojo".

The Serb, who split with his coaching team earlier this month, reached the semi-finals of the Madrid Open last week - the first time he had reached the last four of a tournament since January.

"If I could describe my tennis in one word, I feel like I'm in transition," Djokovic said in an interview on the ATP website. 

"After winning Roland Garros, I didn't know how I was going to feel. I never had that issue after winning a big trophy, of bouncing back and finding new ways to motivate and inspire myself.

"But last year I found some emptiness for the first time in my life in terms of motivation. I needed a few months to think about things and get that mojo back on the court." 

Southampton news conference

Southampton v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

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Saints manager Claude Puel says he has no injury concerns ahead of their meeting with Manchester United on Wednesday. 

Speaking in a news conference just now, he says Charlie Austin may be available to play the last two games of the season having been out since December with a shoulder injury. 

The Saints are currently ninth in the Premier League table and could end the season eighth with two wins. 

"It's important to continue to finish well in the two last games and to make our fans happy.

"The important thing for me is that we are focused on our own game. If we do this we can take on any team."   

On this day...


In 2002, Zinedine Zidane scored one of the finest goals Hampden Park has ever seen, netting with a 20-yard left-foot volley into the top corner to crown Real Madrid European champions for a record ninth time when they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in the Champions League final.

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Happy birthday Evra - he feels good...

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You see Andy Murray, Patrice Evra is proof that life gets better after 30.

A very happy birthday to the former Manchester United full-back, who turned 36 today.

BBC Sport app users click on the link to see Evra's bubbly performance.

James is top quality - Pep


Simon Stone

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Colombian forward James Rodriguez has been heavily linked with Manchester United in recent days.

One of the Spanish-speaking journalists attending today's Manchester City press conference asked Pep Guardiola if the Real Madrid forward could make it in the Premier League.

Guardiola said: "Yes. Absolutely. There is no doubt about his quality.

"It would depend on him and his team-mates whether he played well or not but good players can play anywhere." 

There's a big hole in the White Hart Lane turf...

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...And Gary has a message for the builders... 

Lost a tooth there once. If it turns up hopefully someone will let me know.…

Delph's done


Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Fabian Delph
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Guardiola has confirmed midfielder Fabian Delph won't play again this season.

Guardiola said the former Aston Villa man injured his leg in training a couple of weeks ago and won't be fit to play against either West Brom tomorrow or Watford on Sunday.

Delph has made 13 appearances in an injury-hit campaign, the last of which came in the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal on 23 April.

'We will start talking with individuals'

Man City v West Brom (Tue, 20:00 BST)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

On the eve of their league match against West Brom, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the media about a range of topics...

Question: West Brom have nothing to play for?

Guardiola: "They are going to play to win. [Manager] Tony Pulis' history doesn't suggest he thinks a game doesn't matter. Real final for us. We are going to be ready for this game."

Question: Will you improve your squad in the summer?

"Every team in the world will try improve their squad.

"Tomorrow is important for next season. Next Sunday then we start talking with individuals. I know you are curious, but now it is important to stay in the present. If we didn't play for anything it would be different. But we are playing for a lot of important things. Hopefully the players are focused on that."

On being linked with AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma: "He is a top goalkeeper. Definitely. He has huge skill for 19." 

Coutinho: I'm happy Barcelona want to sign me

Philippe Coutinho
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Liverpool and Brazil attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho told ESPN Brazil he is "happy a great club has an interest" as he continues to be linked with Spanish giants Barcelona...

Fancy some footy gossip...?

James Rodriguez
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The Daily Express are reporting Real Madrid and Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez will only sign for Manchester United if they qualify for the Champions League.

Kim Si-woo holds off Ian Poulter for Players Championship title


Kim Si-woo
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South Korean Kim Si-woo produced a faultless round to become the youngest champion at the Players Championship.

Kim, 21, shot a three-under-par 69 on the final day at Sawgrass to finish on 10 under and replace Adam Scott as the youngest winner.

England's Ian Poulter was tied for the lead at one stage but finished three shots behind in a tie for second with Louis Oosthuizen after a 71.

Rafa Cabrera Bello and Kyle Stanley finished tied for fourth on six under.

Advert featuring disgraced ex-sprinter criticised


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A television advert featuring disgraced ex-sprinter Ben Johnson has been criticised by Australia's anti-doping authority for "making light of the use of performance-enhancing drugs".

Canadian Johnson was stripped of 100m Olympic gold from Seoul 1988 after testing positive for a banned steroid.

In the advert, he says a betting firm's mobile phone app "tested positive for speed and power again and again".

The company has defended the advert and says it will not be pulled.

Burnley's player of the year is...


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Who are the stars that won the Blues the title?


N'Golo Kante.

Diego Costa.

Victor Moses.

These players and more feature in our tribute to Chelsea's Premier League winning squad.

What's Pep got to say?


Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Pep Guardiola has a consistent answer every time he is questioned about the future of his seven out of contract players – he is not disussing it until the end of the season.

That will surely change today given we now know Pablo Zabaleta is definitely leaving in the summer.

There is also some clarity over Yaya Toure as it now seems likely the Ivorian will be staying.

However, there has been no agreement reached yet – and until there is, it seems unlikely Guardiola will talk about it.

The City boss will be speaking to the media at 13:30BST.

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Get Involved - Life advice for Andy Murray as he turns 30...

#bbcsportsday or text 81111

Harry Hainstock: Treat yourself to a luxury dressing gown.

Amf Armstrong:  The advice I would give Andy Murray is to not dye his hair.

Spirit of the page: I imagine 'keep up the good work' would suffice. 

Happy 30th Birthday Andy!

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Birthday surprise for Andy Murray

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Watch world number one Andy Murray serenaded with "Happy Birthday" at the Italian Open, on the day he turns 30.

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Gunners early team news

Arsenal v Sunderland (Tue, 19:45 BST)


Arsenal could be without striker Alexis Sanchez for Tuesday's match against Sunderland - he will have a late fitness test after suffering a kick to the thigh in Saturday's win at Stoke.

Defender Laurent Koscielny could also miss out after a recurrence of an ongoing calf problem.

Can you beat that Cristiano?

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Cristiano Ronaldo might have scored a fair few goals this season, but he has (to our knowledge) not achieved what toddler Korbin Jackson has in this Instagram vid we've just posted.

Watch in awe.

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Jonny Brownlee on BBC Sport Facebook Live now

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The Great Britain triathlete is speaking to BBC Sport right now.

Any questions for Jonny after this dramatic triathlon in Japan on Saturday? 

Demichelis retires from football

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Former Manchester City defender/midfielder Martin Demichelis has announced his retirement from football, at the age of 36.

The Argentine was at City between 2013 to 2016, helping the side win the league title during the 2013-14 season, and also two League Cups.

He also won four Bundesliga crowns with Bayern Munich and was a member of the Argentina squad that was runners-up to Germany at the 2014 World Cup.

GB swimmers - Facebook Live on now

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BBC Sport's Nick Hope is in Thailand with Great Britain's swimmers at their training camp. 

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Early Baggies team news

Man City v West Brom (Tue, 20:00 BST)

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Defender Gareth McAuley, who has started every single Premier League game so far this season, was forced off against Chelsea on Friday with an injury and will not recover in time for Tuesday's trip.

Striker Hal Robson-Kanu will have his hamstring problem assessed but winger Matty Phillips will remain sidelined by his hamstring injury.

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