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Summary

  1. Wayne Rooney left out of England squad for matches against Scotland and France
  2. Garry Monk resigns as Leeds United manager
  3. Gael Clichy to leave Manchester City on a free transfer
  4. Manchester United win the Europa League for the first time, to qualify for the Champions League
  5. Get involved: Your favourite moment in European competition #bbcsportsday

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By Matt Davis and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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'As ready as I can be'

Kell Brook v Errol Spence news conference

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport boxing reporter at Bramall Lane

Anthony Fowler
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Anthony Fowler will make his professional debut on Saturday night. The Liverpudlian was captain of Team GB's Rio 2016 boxers and of course won Commonwealth Games gold in 2014.

He will fight at light-middleweight, though many in the sport expected him to begin a division higher - Fowler even sparred former super-middleweight Carl Froch when the Cobra fought George Groves in 2014.

"Ive lost 10lbs," says Fowler. But I feel strong and as ready as I can be. At this weight I am going to be tall, long and powerful."

Fowler will be on the undercard of Kell Brook v Errol Spence, live on BBC Radio 5 live. BBC Sport will have a live text commentary page on this site from 21:00 BST on Saturday.

Wagner targets 'fairy-tale promotion'

Huddersfield Town v Reading (Monday, 15:00 BST)

Huddersfield Town were in the fourth tier of English football as recently as 2004, but a win on Monday against Reading will take them into the top-flight for the first time since 1972.

Terriers boss David Wagner said: "I don't think about the Premier League as we have a job to do. We know how strong Reading are, but we focus on ourselves. To come back after being 1-0 down against Sheffield Wednesday, the players will be able to perform and show their best performance of the season.

"I'm proud to be part of this group and it is an honour to lead them out at Wembley. We are in the final and everybody likes to win, that is our ambition and why we are there.

"After Leicester, it is the second fairy-tale in English football. Huddersfield are in the play-off, the biggest game in the world, the richest game in football and we are there to be winning."

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Groves' Manchester respect

Groves v Chudinov

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport boxing reporter at Bramall Lane

George Groves has been speaking to BBC Sport about Saturday's world title fight against Fedor Chudinov.

The London fighter will bid to become a world champion at the fourth time of asking when he bids for the WBA Super-middleweight title but he admits the tragic events in Manchester this week have left him a little confused as to how to behave in the build up.

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Bruce plans for life after football

Football

Hull City announced that Alex Bruce would be leaving the club yesterday, but the 32-year-old defender is already planning a life after playing as he is undertaking his coaching qualifications.

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Your favourite moment in European competition

Oluwasola Oloruntobi‏: John Terry missing that supposed last penalty kick against Man Utd, which would have given Chelsea their first ever Champions League trophy. 5-6 it ended in Moscow.

Dean Moffatt‏: Liverpool's turnaround against Olympiakos, almost out in the groups in 2005, and then that final against Milan obviously.

Chris Stanley: Stan Collymore's barnstormer against Atletico Madrid in 1998. Blew the roof off Villa Park.

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A great gesture

Salford Red Devils v Catalans Dragons (Friday, 20:00 BST)

A great gesture from Salford Red Devils for their home Super League game against Catalans Dragons tomorrow.

The club have said the entry fee for the game will be voluntary with any money donated going to the support fund for the victims of the attack at the Manchester Arena on Monday.

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A crowd of 27,000 expected to watch Groves fight

George Groves v Fedor Chudinov news conference

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport boxing reporter at Bramall Lane

Bramall lane
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A first look at Bramall Lane as fighters go through some head to heads. George Groves and Fedor Chudinov are asked to pose and there's no shenanigans.

I'm told there has not been boxing here since 1984 and only 3,000 showed on that night. A whopping 27,000 are expected on Saturday.

There will be live radio and text commentary on this website on Saturday.

Bramall land
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Relive the Lisbon Lions' great triumph

It is 50 years since Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup after they beat Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon.

Our colleagues in Scotland are giving you the chance to relive the match as if it was taking place today with an 'as live' text commentary of the match.

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10 magic moments from the FA People's Cup 2017

#PeoplesCup

An epic penalty shootout, some incredible skills and a very supportive dad...

Watch the top 10 magic moments from this year's FA People's Cup!

FA People's Cup finals: Top 10 magic moments

To catch all the action and follow the stories of the people who took part in this year's People's Cup, watch the highlights programme on BBC One at 14:05 BST on Saturday 27 May as part of the build-up to the FA Cup final.

'Glove up'

Kell Brook v Errol Spence news conference

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport boxing reporter at Bramall Lane

Brook Spence
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Errol Spence wraps things up at the news conference: "Saturday night is another man down."

His entourage shout "man down". He continues: "I'm done with the talking, glove up."

On this day

In 1935 Jesse Owens set six athletics world records in 45 minutes at Ann Arbor, Michigan. His long jump record stood for 25 years.

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Exiles considered 'doing a Terry'

Rugby Union

London Irish
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London Irish boss Nick Kennedy admitted his side considered taking a leaf out of Chelsea's book before securing promotion to the Premiership with an 84-88 aggregate play-off win over Yorkshire Carnegie.

"We've rotated the squad all year and all the players fully deserve to be up there celebrating," he told BBC Sport.

"It's just a shame we couldn't get them all kitted out. We thought about 'doing a John Terry' and putting them out there, but it was voted against."

The Exiles won the second leg 55-48 at the Madejski Stadium on Wednesday evening.

As we said at 15:52 BST, John Terry got dressed into his full kit to celebrate Chelsea winning a Champions League final, despite it being a game he did not feature in.

Face off

Kell Brook v Errol Spence news conference

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport boxing reporter at Bramall Lane

Face off
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The scrum to get a shot of the stage was full on to say the least. Champion Kell Brook and challenger Errol Spence Jr at the heart of the action.

Spence seems supremely confident and given the great Sugar Ray Leanord has called him "the real deal", I guess we have to listen respectfully.

Brook has lost a lot of weight since campaigning at middleweight last time out. He's had to burn roughly 500 more calories a day than he's consumed for several weeks in order to make weight.

It looks fascinating on paper. A champion against a hyped American with a deep skill set. Spence is the favourite with bookmakers remember.

Remember, there will be a live text commentary page on this website from 21:00 BST on Saturday along with BBC Radio 5 live commentary.

'Lots of offers on the table'

Football

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A bit more from Wayne Rooney now.

The 31-year-old has played a bit-part role for United this season, coming on as a last-minute substitute in the Europa League final triumph over Ajax.

"There are lots of offers on the table, both in England and abroad," he said.

But United's all-time leading scorer with 253 goals said he would only move to former club Everton if he stayed in the Premier League.

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Your favourite moment in European competition

Chris Müde: Marc Albrighton scoring for Leicester versus Sevilla this season. Anyone inside the KP that night would surely say the same #scenes

Alan Willis‏: John Terry appearing in full Chelsea kit in consecutive finals - Champions League in 2012, Europa League in 2013, despite not playing in either. #evenworeshinpads

David Myers: I'm not a Villa fan, but I particularly enjoyed their 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich in 1982 to win the European Cup, If ever David beat Goliath this was it.

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Navas leaves City

Navas
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Jesus Navas joined Manchester City in 2013 from Sevilla and won the Premier League title and two League Cups in his four years and 175 appearances at the club.

BreakingRooney 'more or less' decided future

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says he has "more or less" decided his future at the club.

Navas leaves City

Football

A second player has left Manchester City today...

It comes after left-back Gael Clichy earlier announced he would be leaving the club.

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Ronaldo faces possible tax fraud charges

Football

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Cristiano Ronaldo is facing possible charges of tax fraud in Spain.

Prosecutors have passed a file to the country's tax office, which will decide whether to press charges against the Portuguese Real Madrid striker.

Reports in Spain say Ronaldo, 32, is suspected of defrauding 15m euros(£13m) between 2011 and 2014.

In December, leaked documents suggested Ronaldo had avoided tax on income from image rights allegedly held in offshore accounts. He denied the claims.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was also implicated in those claims - published after an international consortium of journalists obtained a trove of about 18 million documents. He also denied the claims.

Mandzukic signs new Juventus deal

Football

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Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic has signed a one-year contract extension with Juventus until 30 June 2020.

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Your favourite moment in European competition

Antony Goode: Ipswich 1-0 Inter Milan 0, November 2001, watched in a bar in Chicago surrounded by bemused Americans.

Richard Mark Bradley: Has to be Massimo Maccarone's last minute winners (against Basel and Steaua Bucharest) to get Middlesbrough through the quarters and semi-final in the 2006 Uefa Cup.

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Alun Armstrong gave Ipswich a 1-0 win over Inter Milan in the third round of the Uefa Cup in 2001, but the Italian side won 4-1 in the second leg to advance

Happy birthday to

Rugby union star Jonny Wilkinson, the former England fly-half who scored the drop goal that won the World Cup against Australia in Sydney in 2003, who turns 38.

Geraint Thomas, two-time Olympic team pursuit gold medallist, who turns 31.

James Morrison, the West Brom and Scotland midfielder, who turns 31.

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Vettel quickest, Hamilton 8th in Monaco

Formula 1

Andrew Benson

Chief F1 writer in Monaco

Vettel
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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel set an impressive pace in second practice at the Monaco Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton ended the session eighth.

Championship leader Vettel was 0.487 seconds quicker than Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, with Hamilton more than a second off the pace.

Hamilton was top in the first session but Mercedes were less competitive later, a concern for the weekend.

Jenson Button was 12th for McLaren on his one-off return to Formula 1.

We have needle...

Kell Brook v Errol Spence news conference

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport boxing reporter at Bramall Lane

Top table
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It's getting a bit heated at the Kell Brook v Errol Spence Jr news conference. Spence has brought a big entourage and they are shouting towards the top table. It prompts Brook's trainer Dominic Ingle to crack a few jokes and settle things down.

What's coming across is total confidence from both camps. Spence's camp briefly draw a comparison with Muhammad Ali (big), before Ingle says Spence can't be branded an Olympian as he didn't medal at London 2012.

There's needle folks. Simmering rather than boiling point.

Jonnie Peacock on the power of the Great City Games

#GetInspired

Put an athletics track in the middle of Manchester City Centre, add a host of super star athletes and enthusiastic passers-by...what do you get?

The Great City Games, of course!

Back for it's ninth consecutive year, the free spectator event will take place in Manchester City Centre on Friday, 26 May.

Ahead of the weekend, GB paralympic sprinter Jonnie Peacock visited the city centre venue to tell us why the Great City Games is such a exciting, different competition.

Paralympic gold medallist, Jonnie Peacock on the Great City Games

Want to get involved in athletics in your local area? Find out how to get started with our Get Inspired guide.

'You can never write off Wayne Rooney'

Football

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Gareth Southgate has explained why he left Wayne Rooney out of his latest England squad.

Despite being England's captain and record goalscorer, Southgate says there are now other players ahead of Rooney in the pecking order, but has not ruled out a recall for the Manchester United striker.

“I can’t dress it up any other way. Other players are in really good form and deserve to keep their place.

"I’ve showed that, by selecting Jermain Defoe at 34, if players are playing well and the moment’s right then we will involve them in the squad.

“You never write off a player of Wayne’s quality and I’m sure that, next season, he’ll be back to playing. He’s finished the season a bit better and I’m sure he’ll take that into next year.”

Clichy's 'special six years'

Football

Some quotes from Gael Clichy, who is leaving Manchester City on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season.

“It’s been a special six years for me at City," said the 31-year-old Frenchman.

“To win four major trophies and help establish the club as one of the top teams in English football has been an incredible journey that I’m proud to have been a part of.

“It’s amazing to see where the club is today and I am sure there is plenty more success to come.”

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Clichy to leave Manchester City

Football

Manchester City left-back Gael Clichy is set to leave the club after making more than 200 appearances for them.

Clichy, 31, was part of the City squad that won the Premier League title twice.

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Cook signs new Bournemouth deal

Football

Somerset sign New Zealand's Anderson

T20 Blast - starts 7 July

Corey Anderson
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New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson has signed to play for Somerset in this season's T20 Blast.

The 26-year-old will join the club two years after pulling out of a spell with them because of a back injury.

In 2014 he set a new record for the fastest one-day century, reaching his ton from 36 balls against West Indies.

"I'm excited to finally get the opportunity to play for such a distinguished club," he said.

'I thought I should have been a world champion'

George Groves v Fedor Chudinov news conference

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport boxing reporter at Bramall Lane

Presser
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George Groves has been talking at his media conference before he takes on Russia's Fedor Chudinov on Saturday with the WBA super middleweight belt on the line.

Groves has had three failed attempts to win a world title but says that will not haunt him at Bramall Lane, although he admits he struggled following his 2015 loss to Badou Jack in Las Vegas.

"I thought I should have been a world champion and wasn't," says Groves. "It's hard to put a finger on when that started.

"I knew I had to make changes and I had a tremendous year last year. Yes, I've lost three world title attempts but I don't feel beat up or exposed. This time I'm not going to allow it to be close and let luck play a part."

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Your favourite moment in European competition

Deldude: As a Chelsea fan it can only be that moment in 2012 when Didier Drogba sent Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer the wrong way to win the Champions League.

Tom Goddard‏: Liverpool v Auxerre, Uefa Cup, 1991. First 'big' game in Europe post-Heysel. 2-0 down from 1st leg, Reds won 3-0.

Mitchell Newman: Has to be little Pompey going 2-0 up against AC Milan in 2008, when they played the likes of Kaka, Ronaldinho & Inzaghi.

Portsmouth
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Goals from Younes Kaboul and Kanu took Portsmouth 2-0 up against AC Milan in 2008, but two goals in the last six minutes from Ronaldinho and Filippo Inzaghi denied Pompey a famous win

'Inconceivable not to pick Rashford'

Football

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Gareth Southgate has defended Marcus Rashford's call up to the England senior squad, instead of the striker travelling to the under-21 European Championships in Poland.

"He's in the senior squad on merit, and has been for a year. The question then is: could he have gone with the Under-21s after that? In my opinion, no," said Southgate.

"He's a 19-year-old player who's had an exceptional season and by then will have had virtually 60 matches by that point. Somebody has to protect him. Somebody has to manage the development of a young player, and that has to be my call."

England to play three warm-up games before Ashes

Cricket

England will play three warm-up games in Australia before this year's Ashes series gets under way in November.

The tourists play a Western Australia XI in a two-day match in Perth from 4 November, followed by a day-night match of four days against a Cricket Australia (CA) XI, from 8 November.

They take on another CA XI over four days in Townsville from 15 November.

The Ashes series starts in Brisbane on 23 November at 00:00 BST, with the second Test to be a day-night game.

Garry Monk resigns

Football

'No individual bigger than our club'

Football

Leeds United finished seventh in the Championship in 2016-17 - their joint highest finish in English football in 11 seasons - and only missed out on the play-offs by five points.

Here are some more quotes from the club statement confirming Garry Monk has resigned as manager.

"While we are deeply saddened by Garry’s decision, there is no individual bigger than our club and we will now begin a process to identify and appoint a new head coach to take the club to the next level," said the statement.

"We thank Garry for his contribution during his time at Leeds United, we are disappointed that would could not continue on this journey together."

BreakingGarry Monk resigns as Leeds United manager

Football

Garry Monk has resigned as manager of Leeds United, the club have announced.

A statement said: "Leeds United can confirm we have received Garry Monk’s resignation from his role as first team manager. We are shocked and disappointed by Garry’s decision but his resignation has been reluctantly accepted by chairman Andrea Radrizzani.

"Andrea made it clear to the media yesterday that his intention was to exercise the club's option to extended the manager's contract for another 12 months and immediately begin negotiations for a longer term deal.

"Mr Radrizzani has met with Garry twice since taking over at Elland Road earlier this week and during the second meeting yesterday it became clear that Garry was considering life beyond Leeds United as at no time did Garry wish to discuss terms for a longer contract.

"Following that meeting yesterday Garry’s agent requested the option was not exercised and his resignation was received this morning."

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When catches go wrong...

Cricket

A great player skies a huge shot that goes for six, the ball is coming your way, this is your chance to look great in front of your mates and to all those watching on television.

But not everything always goes to plan - as this fan find out when he tries to take a spectacular diving crowd catch during England's One-Day International against South Africa yesterday.

Watch and enjoy here...

No Man Utd Europa League trophy parade

Football

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Manchester United will not be having a parade following their Europa League final win over Ajax last night.

It had been suggested, by former United defender Phil Neville among others, that United should have a parade in light of Monday's atrocity, with the parade ending at the Manchester Arena - as it was after the 1999 Treble-winning campaign.

However, it is understood there were never any plans to hold a parade. United's players touched down in the early hours after flying straight back to Manchester following their 2-0 victory in Stockholm.

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