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Summary

  1. Wenger signs a new two-year deal at Arsenal
  2. Nuno appointed Wolves head coach
  3. Lions arrive in New Zealand
  4. French Open scores
  5. Get involved: #bbcsportsday or text 81111

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By Libby Dawes and Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

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That's all for today...

Thanks for joining us today - same again tomorrow from 08:00 BST.

We will try not to mention Arsene Wenger as much tomorrow....

Huddersfield celebrate promotion

There was a huge party in Huddersfield yesterday to celebrate the Terriers' promotion to the Premier League.

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Lions greeted by haka at Auckland airport

British & Irish Lions greeted by haka in New Zealand airport

The British and Irish Lions are greeted at Auckland airport by a traditional Maori welcoming ceremony, before responding with the Welsh hymn Calon Lan

Fletcher to Stoke?

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

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A lot of rumours are flying around - and the transfer window is a month away from opening yet.

Latest to reach me is former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher possibly joining Stoke.

Fletcher has been outstanding since joining West Brom in January 2015.

His contract is up and Baggies boss Tony Pulis said he wanted Fletcher to stay.

It will be interesting to see how that unfolds.

Text of the day...

Not going to use my Arsenal mug until He's gone.

Ali, Oxford.

Tweet of the day...

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Dan Pinch VIII: Anybody know if you can buy shares in plane banners and planes that tow said banners? Can see a potential goldmine next season.

Throwback Wednesday

And that's why it's called gambling...

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

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News of a large gamble on Ryan Giggs to become Sunderland's next manager filtered through earlier this afternoon.

Wherever the money has come from, it looks as though it hasn't been well spent.

There has been no contact between the Black Cats and Giggs, who is looking for a management opportunity after a year out of the professional game.

Get Involved - Wenger staying at Arsenal

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Gerard McDermott: The majority of the fans have stood by him for the last 13 years. Joke that he got another extension - I'll give him one more.

Jonathan Stone: So you win the FA Cup and still want your manager gone? How ridiculous does this sound!?!???

onsideVIEW: Who is the alternative to Wenger? Not a large selection of managers out there capable of running that club.

Bale proving his fitness for final

On this day...

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Usain Bolt set a new 100m world record by clocking 9.72 seconds at the Reebok Grand Prix meeting in New York in 2008.

He would go on to lower it further to 9.69 secs at the Beijing Olympics and then to 9.58 secs at the World Championsips in Berlin.

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Bolt will retire this summer after the World Athletics Championships.

Nou Camp has a new man in charge

Ernesto Valverde has arrived to face the media as the new Barcelona boss.

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AFC Wimbledon sign Palace's Appiah

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AFC Wimbledon will sign Crystal Palace striker Kwesi Appiah when his contract with the Eagles expires on 1 July.

Ghana international Appiah joined Palace from Margate in January 2012, but made only 10 appearances for the club in all competitions.

The 26-year-old joined Wimbledon on loan in March 2014, scoring three goals in seven league games.

He has also had loan spells with six other clubs during his time with Palace, including Cambridge and Yeovil.

Bjorn names first vice captain

European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn has named Sweden’s Robert Karlsson as his first vice captain for the 2018 contest against the United States at Le Golf National in France.

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Suspended Wood out of Argentina tour

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Tom Wood will miss England's two-Test tour of Argentina after being banned for six weeks for stamping while playing for Northampton Saints.

The 30-year-old flanker was sent off during the European Champions Cup play-off win over Stade Francais on Friday after an incident with Djibril Camara.

An independent committee concluded Wood's stamp resulted in reckless contact with Camara's head.

Eddie Jones' England side are due to play Argentina on 10 and 17 June.

BreakingDjokovic safely through to third round

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic beats Joao Sousa in straight sets to reach the third round of the French Open.

Follow live coverage here.

Alves joins Rangers

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Portugal defender Bruno Alves has signed a two-year contract with Rangers after leaving Serie A club Cagliari.

The 35-year-old centre-half has 89 caps for his country and is part of Portugal's squad for the Confederations Cup in Russia.

Alves, who began his career with Porto, made 36 appearances for Cagliari after joining from Turkish outfit Fenerbahce last summer.

He becomes Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha's first summer signing.

Alves joins Rangers

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#KroenkeOut: Loaning 2 season tickets for 2 years until Wenger is gone. The board have disregarded us fans it's totally unacceptable.

Just wondering, what will you do if they do start winning and are close to a title victory?

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TomitiveVibes: Supporting your club means the manager too, I'd have preferred to see him go, but I'll stand by him all the way!

Rhodri Tomos: I heard he's going to sign that Brazilian wonderkid #Covfefe so sort out problems in attack?

Champions Trophy 2017: Ben Stokes unlikely to bowl full 10 overs

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Ben Stokes is set to bowl in England's Champions Trophy opener against Bangladesh, but his workload will be determined by a fitness test on Thursday morning.

All-rounder Stokes, 25, has been suffering from a knee problem but bowled in practice on Wednesday.

"I certainly see him bowling," said England captain Eoin Morgan.

Morgan also confirmed Chris Woakes is fit and Jason Roy will retain his place opening the batting.

Champions Trophy latest

England take on Bangladesh in their Champions Trophy opener at the Oval tomorrow.

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Cardiff play down talk of Ledley return

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Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has played down suggestions Crystal Palace midfielder Joe Ledley could return to the club.

Wales international Ledley, 30, is out of contract this summer.

But he is not a target for Warnock, who also said Cardiff winger Kadeem Harris has agreed to sign a new deal.

"I know Joe. I was at Palace with him, he's a very good pro, but I've not heard from his people and I've not made any enquiries," said Warnock.

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Tim Andrews: We all now need to get behind him & the Team. Enough of the protests, it is what it is - now let's support the club together.

  • Anyone else with Tim or have some of you given up backing the club.
  • Will anyone go as far as selling their season ticket or boycotting the club?

Let us know using #bbcsportsday or text on 81111....

Follow Nadal's second round

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Rafael Nadal is playing Robin Haase in his quest for his 10th French Open title.

You can follow it live with our tennis colleagues here.

Defending champion Muguruza through

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Defending French Open champion Garbine Muguruza survived a scare to beat world number 99 Anett Kontaveit 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-2 and reach the third round.

The fourth seed was a set and a break down but recovered to win in two hours and eight minutes.

The 23-year-old will now play Yulia Putintseva, seeded 27.

Wenger on...

So what does the long-standing Arsenal manager have to say on the following...

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Decision to stay: "I identify myself so much with the club. When you can be where you love to be, that's easy. It's difficult because you want to respond to the demands of all the people who love this club."

The fans: "Let's be together to support our players, to support the club and all give our absolute best to be at the level that we want to be. We can move up to the next level, I'm convinced of that, by having faith in the way we want to play football and by supporting the players we have already."

Kroenke: "Our ambitions are unlimited. We live in a very competitive world where you need the support of the owner. He's highly ambitious and supportive as well so, on that front, we are all united with exactly the same targets."

New signings: "We have a very heavy squad at the moment so maybe we might lose some players. We will work very hard to find the additions of top, top quality. I believe that our squad is very strong and we will only look for top-class people who can strengthen our team now."

Man City's new kit

Manchester City have a new home kit...

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Could football fan be proved right about Mahrez?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

An Arsenal fan who bought a shirt with Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez's name on the back last summer has said he "regrets" getting rid of it.

Asad Balal
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Arsenal season ticket holder Asad Balal went viral on social media last summer after being pictured with the shirt, but his purchase proved in vain as Mahrez stayed with Leicester.

But the Algerian told Leicester on Tuesday he wanted to leave the club, sparking fresh speculation he could join Arsenal and prove Asad was right all along.

"I do regret getting rid of the shirt to charity," Mr Balal said.

"I saw the rumours as well and I was thinking you know what, what if it actually happens this year and I get to prove everyone wrong?"

Mr Balal added he would "100%" get another Mahrez shirt should the Gunners seal the deal this summer.

The sale of the original shirt raised £140 for an animal charity.

Natural athletes....

Sebastian Vettel
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Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen took part in a charity football match at the Juventus Stadium in Turin.

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They ran out of kit for Kimi so he had to wear a club nightdress....

Meanwhile...

"Our ambition is to win the Premier League"

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Arsenal's majority owner Stan Kroenke has said: “Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe. It’s what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won’t rest until that is achieved. Arsene is the best person to help us make that happen. He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing.”

Arsenal fan TV LIVE...

This will be interesting...

Have Arsenal made the right decision to stick with Arsene Wenger? BBC Sport’s David Ornstein is joined by Arsenal Fan TV’s Robbie Lyle to answer your questions.

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England under-20s reach World Cup quarters

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And it was all thanks to a double from Everton's Ademola Lookman.

Ibrahimovic 'has had lots of offers'

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

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Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has "had a lot of offers from lots of different clubs and places" but "nothing is decided" on his future, says his agent Mino Raiola.

Ibrahimovic, 35, is contracted to the club until 30 June.

Djokovic makes perfect start

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic has taken the first set 6-1 against Joao Sousa in the second round of the French Open.

It's currently 2-2 in the second set.

Cook appointed Wigan boss

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Paul Cook has signed a three-year deal with Wigan after agreeing a deal to leave League Two champions Portsmouth.

Nuno, Wenger, who wants some more managerial news?