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  1. Arsene Wenger agrees two-year contract
  2. Mahrez wants to leave Leicester
  3. Tuchel leaves Borussia Dortmund
  4. Man City chief wants Aguero & Yaya Toure to stay
  5. French Open: Jo Konta out, Andy Murray under way
  6. GET INVOLVED: #bbcsportsday

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By Caroline Chapman & Saj Chowdhury

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On that flummoxing of Foxes fans it's goodbye from Sportsday!

BreakingMahrez wants to leave Leicester

Leicester City

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Goodbye Leicester City's mercurial midfielder Riyad Mahrez?

Here's his statement:

Out of the huge admiration and respect I hold for Leicester City Football Club I wanted to be totally honest and transparent with them and have therefore informed the club that I feel now is the time for me to move on.

I had a good discussion with the Chairman last summer and we agreed at that time that I would stay for another year in order to help the club as best as I could following the transition of winning the title and in the Champions League.

However, I am fiercely ambitious and feel that now is the time to move on to a new experience.

I've always enjoyed a good relationship with the Chairman and everyone at the club, and I hope I have been able to repay the faith shown to me by my performances and commitment on the pitch during my time here.

I've had the four best seasons of my career at Leicester and have loved every moment. I feel immense pride to have been a part of what we have achieved during my time at the club, culminating in becoming Premier League Champions.

The relationship I share with the club and our amazing fans is something I will treasure forever and I truly hope they will understand and respect my decision.

On this day...


In 2009, Chelsea beat Everton 2-1 to win the FA Cup final.

And in 2015, Arsenal secured back to-back FA Cup triumphs with a 4-0 win over Aston Villa at Wembley.

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Latest from the French Open...


Former champion Stan Wawrinka is through to the second round with a 6-2 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 victory over Slovakia's Jozef Kovalik.

Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro beat fellow Argentine Guido Pella 6-2 6-1 6-4 in his first match at Roland Garros since 2012.

Del Potro has had a number of injuries in recent years but is a potential third-round opponent of Andy Murray.

Australian 18th seed Nick Kyrgios also progressed by beating Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-3.

But, ninth seed Alexander Zverev is out after losing 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2 to Spain's Fernando Verdasco.

In the women's draw, fifth seed Elina Svitolina won, while third seed Simona Halep is scheduled to play later on Tuesday.

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Vesty joins England staff

Rugby union

Sam Vesty
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Worcester backs coach Sam Vesty will join England's backroom staff for their two-test tour of Argentina.

The 35-year-old played more than 200 matches for Leicester and Bath and was capped on two occasions by England.

"I met with a couple of coaches who I felt had teams that attacked well given their resources," said England coach Eddie Jones.

"He interviewed very well. He is a Leicester boy, and played a lot of club rugby, played for England - one Test wonder - and they usually make good coaches because they don't have a lot to worry about."

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Leeds appoint director of football

The Elland Road side don't have a manager after Garry Monk resigned, but they do have a new director of football - that's Victor Orta.

Orta has previously worked as the technical director of Sevilla and spent the last 18 months as the head of recruitment at Middlesbrough.

Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani said: "I have been impressed by his knowledge of the game, his extensive scouting network and his desire to help us achieve our objective."

Murray setback against world no.73

Andrey Kuznetsov.

Andy Murray has lost the second set to world number 73 Andrey Kuznetsov in his opening French Open match.

The Russian won 6-4 after the world number one took the first 6-4.

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Police report reveals details of Woods arrest


US media are reporting more on the Tiger Woods story.

According to a police report, the former world number one golfer was found asleep at the wheel of his car, engine running, before being arrested and charged for driving under the influence.

Woods says alcohol was "not involved" in his arrest while in Florida early on Monday.

More on this story via BBC News

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This season

Wenger to sign new two-year deal with Arsenal

Arsenal climbed to the top of the Premier League in October, and returned there in December, but then they went on the slide.

The Gunners won only three games from 10 in all competitions, and dropped down to seventh.

They rallied at the end of the season, winning five on the bounce, but it wasn't enough to see them finish in the top four.

Arsenal didn't finish trophyless, though. They added a record 13th FA Cup to their cabinet on Saturday, after a 2-1 win over Chelsea.

Arsenal's season in graph form
Arsenal's season in graph form

On this day...


It's fair to say this day has been successful for Alastair Cook in the past.

In 2015, he became England's all-time leading Test run-scorer, surpassing mentor Graham Gooch's 8,900, against New Zealand.

In 2016, the former Test captain became the first Englishman and youngest ever to score 10,000 Test runs in England's nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka.

Alastair Cook
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Cook was presented with a silver bat after reaching 10,000 runs.

The long wait for another cup

Wenger to sign new two-year deal with Arsenal

After winning the 2005 FA Cup, they had to wait another nine years - or 3,283 days - for their next silverware. It came as they beat Hull City to win the 2014 FA Cup, before winning the trophy again the following year.

Arsene Wenger
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Liverpool's 'happy b'day' message for Gerrard

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Happy birthday...

Bob Willis (cricket) - former England fast bowler, turns 68.

Paul Grayson (rugby union) - former England fly-half and Northampton coach, is 46.

Andy Farrell (rugby union) - former England and Saracens centre, previously Great Britain and Wigan rugby league captain, is celebrating his 42nd birthday.

Steven Gerrard (football) - former Liverpool captain and England midfielder, currently coaching Liverpool's under-18s, tuns 37.

Steven Gerrard
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Murray takes the first set

Andy Murray

Andy Murray has taken the first set in his French Open first round match against Russian Andrey Kuznetsov.

The world numero uno had three set points in the 10th game and took the first. Standard.

Updates right here.

The trophy years

Wenger to sign new two-year deal with Arsenal

From 1997 to 2005, Arsenal lifted the Premier League title three times and finished runners-up on five occasions.

They also won the FA Cup on four occasions in this time.

In 2003-04, he became the first manager since 1888-89 to lead a team through an entire top-flight season unbeaten.

Arsene Wenger and Tony Adams
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Stosur hints at Aussie Open court boycott

Sam Stosur
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Sam Stosur says some players may refuse to play on the Margaret Court Arena at next year's Australian Open.

Australian Court, a 24-time Grand Slam singles champion now a Christian pastor, has long opposed gay marriage.

The 74-year-old said she will not fly on Qantas "where possible" in protest of its support of same-sex marriage.

"I think everyone can have their opinion. I don't agree with it, but I guess we'll cross that bridge when get to the Australian Open," said Stosur.

"We'll see who wants to play on Margaret Court Arena and who doesn't."

Read more here.

Moving on up

Wenger to sign new two-year deal with Arsenal

In Arsenal's first season under Arsene Wenger they finished third in the Premier League, missing out on Champions League qualification to Newcastle.

But then the trophies started rolling in...

Arsene Wenger
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Bong signs new Brighton deal

Gaetan Bong

Brighton defender Gaetan Bong has agreed a new one-year contract.

The 29-year-old Cameroonian made 24 appearances during Albion's promotion-winning campaign.

Manager Chris Hughton told the club website: "We are delighted that Gaetan has agreed his new deal, as he has been a key member of the squad in his two years at the club.

The Seagulls have also offered new contracts to midfielder Steve Sidwell and goalkeepers David Stockdale and Niki Maenpaa.

Wenger signs new Arsenal deal

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Martin Barden: Wenger staying on is good but dependent on 1: serious £ spent on proven players and 2: comprehensive succession plan

Eric Timperton: Something has to change for Wenger, he needs players with more cutting edge and passion. Wise decision keeping him on for me.

AC Milan boss Montella's contract renewed

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Arsene Wenger isn't the only manager who got a two-year extension... so has AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella.

Wenger's first game in charge

Wenger to sign new two-year deal with Arsenal

The first match of the Wenger era was a 2–0 away victory over Blackburn Rovers on 12 October 1996 .

Both goals came from Ian Wright.

Ian Wright
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Wenger signs new Arsenal deal

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saj chowdry: Papering over the cracks - unless he club makes marquee signings, next year will be as toxic as the last.

Elixir Gautam: Two more years - banners, fan tv, wengerout and club going down. Not sure if board even knows other managers than Arsene.

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Murray about to open French Open campaign

Andy Murray
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World (and British) number one Andy Murray is about to begin his 2017 French Open campaign against Andrey Kuznetsov, on Philippe Chatrier Court.

The Russian 26-year-old is ranked 73 in the world, so this should be a breeze for the Scot... should be.

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21 years ago...

Wenger to sign new two-year deal with Arsenal

On 22 September 1996, Arsenal unveiled the relatively unknown Arsene Wenger as their new manager - replacing Bruce Rioch.

To borrow the words of former Gunners defender Lee Dixon, he turned up looking like a school teacher.

Arsene Wenger

Wenger signs new Arsenal deal

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Ash Williams: Can't see how Wenger's helped himself by saying the treatment he received was a disgrace. Those fans will not be happy.

Stephen Morgan: This is the best choice at the minute. If he keeps up what hes been doing and lines up his successor we will be fine.

Netball team surprise Manchester attack survivor

Members of Manchester Thunder surprised Acacia Coward as she recovers from injuries.

This is lovely.

Wenger signs new Arsenal deal

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Jaffy Joffa: Wenger now needs to overhaul squad and buy players with a backbone

Tommy T-Rex: Last two months Wenger's manner has changed me from an 'out' to an 'in'. Just really need to sort out scouting and transfers.

More protests from Arsenal fans?

Wenger to sign new two-year deal with Arsenal

Former Arsenal striker John Hartson reckoned there would be protests by the club's supporters if Arsene Wenger stays on.

Hartson says only big name signings like Romelu Lukaku and Virgil van Dijk would appease disillusioned Gunners fans.

Listen to Monday's interview here.

John Hartson
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'The lack of respect towards me is a disgrace'

Wenger to sign new two-year deal with Arsenal

Arsene Wenger sat down with Match of the Day commentator Jonathan Pearce for an extended chat before the FA Cup final.

He had some strong words to say about the vitriol he had faced from some Arsenal fans this season...

Lack of respect towards me a disgrace - Wenger

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James Walker: He's done wonders for the club, but never pushed on from league win. Time for change, fans will riot if another year like this one.

Matthew Mallett: Decision made by looks of it. Time to get behind team and get some good players in.

David Melton: Arsenal fans should be happy but if he was going to sign a new deal I don't understand why it's taken to long to do so.

James Price: Hope someone tells AW that the season starts in August not after the transfer window closes. Get your cheque book out.

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The Wenger Out campaign

Wenger to sign new two-year deal with Arsenal

Arsenal won the FA Cup on Saturday for a record 13th time as Wenger, who joined the club in 1996, became the most successful manager in the competition's history.

But the Gunners' season has been beset by protests from supporters, demanding the Frenchman ends his long association with the club.

The fans seemed unhappy about the team's performances in the Premier League, in which they finished fifth, and the protests became more intense after they were hammered 10-2 on aggregate by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Some supporters even went to the trouble of hiring a plane banner to express their feelings about their manager...

Wenger Out plane

Lineker's view

Wenger to sign new two-year deal with Arsenal

BBC Radio 5 live

"Arsenal have got a long way to go at the moment, they're a long way behind."

Here's what Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker had to say on Wenger's future on BBC Radio 5 live.

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Reaction to Wenger's new deal

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Anish_111: I feel like crying. Tuchel is right there.

Victor Ezeamar: If Wenger loves Arsenal as he claims, he'ld leave the club and not sign contract extension!

Dominic Welman: Arsenal fans should be happy Wenger is staying, as a United fan - be wary about losing the stability of a long term manager!

The trophy collection

Wenger to sign new two-year deal with Arsenal

Wenger trophie

Wenger staying at Arsenal - your reaction


Harneet Singh: I've got mixed emotions about it, to be honest.

Jon: Great news. No one better out there to replace him at the current time. 2 more years!

Elkramero: Boring decision for a club going stale. Need new direction and energy.

Wenger to stay at Arsenal


The full story on Arsene Wenger's new contract can be found here.

The Frenchman, who has been at the club for 21 years, was out of contract at the end of this season but had already been offered an extension. It hadn't been signed, though.

The Gunners were fifth in the Premier League this season, the first time they have finished outside the top four since the Frenchman joined in 1996.

They finished 18 points behind champions Chelsea, but beat the Blues to win the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday.

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BreakingWenger to sign new Arsenal deal


David Ornstein

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Arsene Wenger verbally agreed a new two-year contract with Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke at yesterday's meeting.

It will be rubber-stamped by the board today & announced tomorrow.


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