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  1. Pablo Zabaleta signs for West Ham
  2. Antonio Valencia signs a new deal at Manchester United
  3. French Open draw: Andy Murray to play Andrey Kuznetsov
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Ticketing tales


Richard Easton: 1990 - won tickets on radio for final between Aberdeen and Celtic. Was told to collect tickets at front tickets!

A Premier League place at stake

Huddersfield v Reading (Monday, 15:00 BST)

A massive, massive Championship game is taking place at Wembley on Monday.

Huddersfield and Reading are battling it out in the play-off final for a place in the Premier League.

The Royals - managed by former Man United defender Jaap Stam - haven't been in the top-flight since 2013, while Huddersfield have been waiting for a return since 2001.

Reading finished four points ahead of Monday's opponents in the final league standings.

The winners will join Brighton and Newcastle in promotion joy.

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Arsenal fan's perfect day at People's Cup


Wembley will open it's doors to thousands of enthusiastic Arsenal fans tomorrow afternoon, all hoping to witness a memorable FA Cup Final.

One of those fans will be FA People's Cup winner, Abdi, who's team, Filthy Fellas, claimed victory in the Higher Education category.

But it wasn't just lifting the trophy with his team mates that made it a day to remember for Abdi...

FA People's Cup Finals: Arsenal fan's amazing day

You can watch the FA People's Cup highlights programme on BBC One at 14:05 BST on Saturday, 27 May - as part of the build-up to the FA Cup final.

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25 years not out for Johnson


Gary Johnson has signed a new deal to remain as Cheltenham Town boss - in his 25th year in management.

The 61-year-old underwent a triple heart bypass in March and missed the end of the season, in which the Robins avoided relegation from League Two.

"We've had a couple of good chats and I'm happy with the way things are going," he said.

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The BBC at the FA Cup final

Arsenal v Chelsea, FA Cup final, Saturday 17:30 BST

We've got your FA Cup final day sorted.

Here's what's in store across the BBC (all times BST).

BBC One: 12:00 - Football Focus; 13:15 - Pointless Celebrities FA Cup special; 14:00 - The FA Cup Show, featuring the FA People's Cup finals; 16:15 - Match of the Day live, with build-up from Wembley; 17:30 - Live coverage of Arsenal v Chelsea.

BBC Radio 5 live: Build-up throughout the day, with live commentary from John Murray, Ian Dennis and Jermaine Jenas. Also available on the Red Button.

Social media: Arsenal and England defender Alex Scott has taken over BBC Sport's Instagram for the day. Follow the story here. She'll also be giving us a tour of Wembley live on Facebook.

BBC Sport website and app: Right here, we'll be bringing you all the build-up to kick-off, plus live updates, match action clips and reaction.

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Ticketing tales

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My dad has managed to raise three daughters all as fanatical Crystal Palace fans. Last year on FA cup final day my sister had her final uni exam in Nottingham, went to it in her Palace shirt and raced back in time for the match. My brother and his wife were about to have a baby in hospital, which we all missed, and I also missed my own leaving drinks at work for it. We shouldn't have bothered really..


Who will win promotion to League One?


After the FA Cup party has left Wembley, the EFL play-offs rock up.

First up on Sunday is Blackpool v Exeter in the League Two contest.

Blackpool finished seventh in the table, one point behind Exeter in fifth, but there are still problems behind the scenes at the former Premier League club.

Blackpool Supporters' Trust (BST) have promised to boycott the final, as they continue to protest at the ownership of the Oyston family.

The club have said today that 5,700 tickets have been purchased so far.

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Is that really true, Joe?

Ticketing tales

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My old man got a call from a friend on the Monday saying he'd been out surfing when he'd been attacked by a shark, he was in hospital in Miami recovering but it looked like a long road ahead. In better news that meant that he couldn't go to see France v Togo in the 2006 Germany World Cup. Last minute flights and hotel booked, had to go and collect the tickets pretending to be an American (dodgy accent and all) with a photocopy of said friends passport, bought a Togo flag and wore it like a cape... they lost 2-0 but the atmosphere was amazing, and not a bad story for dinner party's. Thanks Jaws. (Friend healed fine, but not such a big surfer now)


Dembele fit for Scottish Cup final

Celtic striker Moussa Dembele is fit enough to start Saturday's Scottish Cup final against Aberdeen, manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed.

Dembele, 20, has not featured since late April, when he injured a hamstring in the semi-final win over Rangers.

The Frenchman has scored 32 goals for the Scottish champions this season, five of them in the Scottish Cup.

"He's fine. He has trained all week so he is available. He would be able to start," Rodgers said.

Ticketing tales

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Got tickets for England vs Russia in Marseille on Thursday night for £15 each. Drove for 10 hours straight on Saturday to get there from Paris. Only stayed for 10 hours and then left for Lyon.


Hoggard to coach WSL club


Former England seamer Matthew Hoggard has taken on an assistant coach role with Women's Super League club Loughborough Lightning.

Hoggard, 40, took 248 wickets in 68 Tests for England and also played for Yorkshire and Leicestershire .

He will work to head coach Sall Briggs for the 2017 WSL competition.

"There is a massive amount of talent in the women's game, coupled with the tenacity and desire to improve," said Hoggard.

"I'm massively looking forward to helping the team get more game aware and to reach their full potential."

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'I will be ready'

French Open

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport in Paris

Andy Murray has just told the assembled media in Paris that he feels "much better", following another bout of sickness earlier this week.

The world number one has been struggling with illness and injury so far in 2017, but insisted he is ready to make a real challenge at Roland Garros.

"I will be ready, for sure," said the Briton, who plays Andrey Kuznetsov in round one.

"I just wasn't well for a few days. It happens to lots of players during the year just because of what we do. We are in the locker rooms with lots of players, lots of sweat, lots of germs, you know, in airplanes all the time. It happens.

"I practised for three hours today, and I feel fine."

Conte on his Chelsea future

Arsenal v Chelsea, FA Cup final, Saturday 17:30 BST

Good news, Chelsea fans. Your man at the top wants to stay.

Antonio Conte says he wants to remain with the Premier League champions "for many years".

The Blues won the title in Conte's first season in charge and face Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

The 47-year-old was named League Managers' Association manager of the year and has been linked with Inter Milan in his native Italy.

However, he said: "If the club give me the possibility to stay and extend my contract, for sure I'm available to."

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Ticketing tales

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Re Paul's trip to Istanbul. I think he's having us all on. At least two hours from Euston to Lime Street, at least three hours flight to Istanbul, and that's excluding all the messing around in between and the fact that Istanbul is two hours ahead!


Sanga shines in the sun

Remember earlier on when we said that Surrey 17-4 against Essex but it was OK because Kumar Sangakkara was batting?

He's got a hundred - his fifth in a row.

Sanga has taken Surrey to 204-5 and you can follow all of the County Championship action right here.

Ticketing tales

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Sevilla vs Leicester this season. Turned up in Seville the day before the game ticketless in the hope of getting a ticket in the home end. Met a friend who said he might be able to get one for me and to meet in the morning. Turned up in the morning to be handed 2 tickets in the away end... it was only after game I got told tickets were off Robert Huth!


On this day...


In 2010, Real Madrid parted company with coach Manuel Pellegrini after just one season in charge and confirmed Jose Mourinho would take his place after resolving his contract with Inter Milan.

Despite amassing the most league points, in history, by a Real Madrid side at that point (96), the Blancos missed out on the title to arch rivals Barcelona who got 99 points.

Pellegrini left the Bernabeu with a win percentage of 75% from his 48 games in charge.

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To be fair, Pep is probably planning £200m on three goalkeepers and eight defenders.

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Nikul11: Man City's weak point? Defence. And they go and buy a 40 million attacking midfielder with KDB and Silva

Daniel DWit: City release 3 DFs and a GK yesterday only to sign an AM? You score 1, we score 2??

Hartlepool get a New Saint on board


Hartlepool United have appointed The New Saints boss Craig Harrison as their new manager.

He's replace Dave Jones, who quit just before the club were relegated from the Football League.

Hartlepool called Harrison "a young, dynamic and ambitious manager".

The 39-year-old played for Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace during his career on the pitch but has been managing in the Welsh Premier League since his retirement.

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Cameron extends Stoke contract


Not everyone is ecstatic about Geoff Cameron staying at Stoke...

great, got to deal with more of his rubbish chat now 🙄…

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Ticketing tales


Craig Weale: Dortmund vs Stuttgart, 4 of us all in yellow couldn't understand why we weren't allowed in - had got tickets for away end!

I'll throw this one out there, then duck from the abuse that follows...

Don't Manchester City have loads of attacking midfieldery/playmakery/wingery-type players? Wouldn't it be half an idea to sign some defenders?

Man City agree to sign Silva

Pep Guardiola's City finished third in the Premier League this season, securing Champions League football next year.

Silva was integral to the Monaco side that reached the semi-finals, suffering eventual defeat to Juventus, who play Real Madrid in the final on Saturday, 3 June.

Man City agree to sign Silva

Silva has made 58 appearance for Monaco this season - including two against City in the Champions League - scoring 11 goals and providing 12 assists.

He has played 12 times for Portugal, scoring once.

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Manchester City have agreed a £43m deal to sign attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva from French champions Monaco.

The 22-year-old Portugal international will join when the transfer window opens on 1 July, with the club set to announce the transfer later on Friday.

So, you know that Manchester City signing?

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Ticketing tales

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Got offered 4 tickets for Germany vs France semi-final at the Euros last year, within 2 hours had flights booked with an overnight connection in Barcelona, spent the night on the floor but made the game and spent the next few days on the beach in Cannes! Well worth the stress.


'We could be underdogs'

Arsenal v Chelsea, FA Cup final, Saturday 17:30 BST

Who reckons Premier League champions Chelsea will be the underdogs at Wembley tomorrow? Antonio Conte does.

"We could start as underdogs because we won the league and we celebrated," said the Italian.

"It was right to enjoy the moment, but we face a team who lost the possibility to play in the Champions League and this is their only chance of saving the season.

"We must pay great attention but I trust a lot in my players, they’ve shown me all season they can reach a big target like the league. It will be a tough game for both teams but we are ready to fight, play a good game and try to win the trophy.

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Conte's tribute to Manchester

Arsenal v Chelsea, FA Cup final, Saturday 17:30 BST

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been speaking to the media before tomorrow's FA Cup final, and took the time to pay tribute to the victims of the Manchester bombings.

"Tomorrow we have to play an important game, and try to win an important trophy, but I don’t want to forget what happened in Manchester, and we are very close to the families of the people who have died,’ he said.

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What's it feel like to run 10k for the first time?


Ever wondered what it feels like to compete in your first 10k race in front of a crowd of thousands?

Sweating, huffing and puffing with aching legs and sore feet, but determined above all else to cross that magical finish line; it must feel incredible when you do.

Thanks to the wonder of social media and one brave participant, we are going to give you a chance to watch, from start to finish, a first-time 10k runner.

Here's Dawn Nisbet to tell you more...

Dawn Nisbet on how to follow her biggest challenge yet

You can follow Dawn live on Sunday 28 May from 13:20 BST on the BBC Sport Facebook page, and read more inspirational stories from the Great Manchester Run on BBC Get Inspired.

Ticketing tales

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Working in London got call. European Cup final ticket waiting for me (Istanbul). Boss wouldn't give me time off at such short notice. Left work (London) at 5, Euston to Limey, flew Liverpool-Istanbul, stadium via few bevvies in Taksim Square, cup won, back to Liverpool, train from Runcorn to Euston and back at work in London for 9. Wasn't much use for next 2 days.


'Arsenal's players haven't turned up'

Arsenal v Chelsea, FA Cup final, Saturday 17:30 BST

Alan Shearer

Ex-England striker on BBC Radio 5 live

Arsenal's players haven't turned up enough for Wenger this season. At times they have probably hidden behind him too much.They need to win that one tomorrow.

I can't understand why Wenger hasn't announced what he's doing, because it's certainly had an affect on performances.

The Cup final will be a very good game. Arsenal injuries and suspensions, Chelsea will be full of confidence after lifting the Premier League title last week.

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Chelsea fan failed to make it to Anfield for the infamous Gerrard slip. Friend had the tickets but failed to get to bed early enough on the Saturday night so slept through his alarm. Watched it at home alone with some noodles and tears in my eyes. Gutting

Harry B

'Conte has been hugely impressive'

Alan Shearer

Ex-England striker on BBC Radio 4

We know that Arsenal have been playing three at the back recently and it has been successful in terms of results. It would be a huge gamble to put Per Mertesacker in after he hasn't started a game all season.

Antonio Conte has been hugely impressive at Chelsea in the way he got the dressing room together, his signings have been brilliant and the way he handled the Costa situation.

He hasn't criticised anyone in public, everything has been handled within the club. Every decision he has made has worked for him.

About the FA Cup final...

Arsenal v Chelsea, FA Cup final, Saturday 17:30 BST

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and ex-Arsenal striker Ian Wright have given us their opinions on how the FA Cup final might play out.

Read all about it here.

The two Londoners will be joining us on BBC One tomorrow as we build-up to the Wembley showpiece.

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Ticketing tales

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Went on a family trip to Rome in 99. Hotel managed to get us 4 tickets for the Roma v Inter Milan league game at the Stadio Olympico. Got in what we thought was a taxi outside the hotel. Turned out it was just a random Italian who was going the game! Scariest car journey ever! Managed to survive and then watched the best game of football I've ever seen live, Roma 4-5 inter! The original Ronaldo was on fire!

Jonny, Wirral