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Summary

  1. Tributes paid to former Newcastle midfielder Tiote
  2. Arsenal sign Schalke defender Kolasinac
  3. Van Dijk keen on Liverpool move
  4. French Open quarter-final updates
  5. Get involved: #bbcsportsday

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By Phil Dawkes and Matt Davis

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Defoe has had Bournemouth medical

BBC Radio 5 live

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England striker Jermain Defoe, 34, has told 5 live that his move to Bournemouth is going ahead.

"It's out there, a lot of people obviously knew, I did a medical and said when this is finished and I've had a break, come July everyone will know anyway," he said.

Defoe joined Sunderland in January 2015, scoring 15 goals for the Black Cats who have been relegated to the Championship.

He added: "Two and a bit years at Sunderland, I enjoyed my time there, it's not nice when you get relegated, I don't think its fair on the Sunderland fans to come out so soon after they've been relegated and say 'yeah, I'm signing for someone else'.

"It's too soon to put it out there. At the right time, I would like to say 'this is the club I'll be playing for'."

Balotelli to Dortmund?

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That's what his super agent Mino Raiola reportedly told German newspaper Bild on Tuesday.

The former AC Milan, Inter Milan, Manchester City and Liverpool striker is out of contract having left Nice.

The 26-year-old scored 17 goals in 28 appearances for the Ligue 1 side last season.

Toure remembers Tiote

An All Stars high-five from Broady!

#GetInspired

England's bowlers have been battling the wind in Cardiff in the Champions Trophy match against New Zealand, but off-duty Stuart Broad had an easier delivery to make....

Stuart Broad surprises children with an All Stars Cricket kit

Find out more about the scheme for five- to eight-year-olds here and how to get into cricket with the Get Inspired guide.

Davis Cup singles to be cut to three sets

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Davis Cup singles matches will be reduced to three sets among a series reforms approved by the International Tennis Federation Board of Directors.

Davis Cup will retain its three-day format, with doubles matches on the Saturday still the best-of-five sets, and the dead rubber policy will also be amended.

Both Davis Cup and Fed Cup finalists will have the choice of hosting their first-round tie the following year.

The changes still require AGM approval.

On this day

Tennis

2015: Serena WIlliams won her 20th grand slam title, beating Lucie Safarova in three sets in the French Open final.

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Painful to admit...

Formula 1

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Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says rivals Ferrari are favourites to win this year's world title.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel has won three of six races and leads Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton by 24 points before this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix.

Wolff said: "It's painful but we are not the favourites for this year's championship. At the moment, it's Ferrari.

"We need to rise to the challenge to prove we are the team to beat."

Smith gives Huddersfield a boost

The Buttler did it

Cricket

Want to see Jos Buttler nearly hit a cameraman with a ramp shot? Of course you do. Here you go...

Kiwi Payne ready to roar for Lions in Auckland

Kiwi Jared Payne ready for Lions debut against his former club Auckland Blues

New Zealand native Jared Payne is ready for his British & Irish Lions debut against his former club Auckland Blues on Wednesday.

Ireland centre Payne, 31, played for the Super Rugby club in 2011 before moving to Ulster.

Kolasinac OG

Football

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Don't worry Arsenal fans, he has done some really good things as well.

On this day

Tennis

2010: Rafael Nadal won the French Open for a fifth time, beating Robin Soderling in straight sets.

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Brighton in for Abraham?

Football

Works, say hello to a spanner. Looks like Tammy Abraham's loan move to Newcastle from Chelsea is not the done deal the Times were reporting this morning. This will upset half the country, but it appears the striker is unsure about moving north, at least that is what the London Evening Standard says.

With that being the case, Brighton are now sniffing around to pip their fellow promotee to the player.

French Open: Andy Murray ready for Kei Nishikori quarter-final
Kheredine Idessane reports from the French Open where Andy Murray is putting in some practise ahead of his last-eight tie against Japan's Kei Nishikori.

Man Utd 'world's most valuable football team'

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For the first time in five years, Manchester United are the world’s most valuable football team, worth $3.69 billion (£2.8 billion), according to US business magazine Forbes,up 11% on the previous year.

Newcastle are fastest growing brand

Football

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Newcastle United has been named as the fasting-growing football club brand in the world by Brand Finance.

United, who will return to the Premier League next season, had a brand value recorded at 92% over the last 12 months. Champions League runners-up Juventus achieving the next best percentage growth globally with a 72% increase.

According to the index, Real Madrid are the most powerful brand in world football, with Spanish rivals Barcelona second and German side Bayern Munich third. Manchester United are fourth.

Champions Trophy latest

Cricket

England are up and running with the ball! Jake Ball has struck in his first over to clean bowl Luke Ronchi and Leave New Zealand 1-1, chasing 311.

You can follow all the action here.

Gundogan returns

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Here's a sight for Manchester City fans to cheer.

German international Ilkay Gundogan, who suffered knee ligament damage in December, is back on the training pitch.

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Rugby Union

2008: Leicester sacked head coach Marcelo Loffreda after only one season in charge at the Premiership club.

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No cause of death yet

Zhijie Shao

BBC Chinese

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By Tuesday afternoon, no cause of death for Cheick Tiote has been announced yet. The club confirmed that Mr Tiote’s family will travel to Beijing as soon as possible but declined to give any more details.

“We must wait till his family is here,” Yang Xiaoxiao, the club’s media officer, told BBC Chinese on the phone, “we need to respect their opinion and not to speak more at this moment.”

Gao Hongbo, the head coach, said the team are in a “very grieved” state and that Mr Tiote was a “very important” player to the team.

He also said the club has issued a request to postpone their next fixture but it has been rejected by their opponent, Meizhou Hakka F.C.

“We hope the (China) FA would offer some help to postpone the match on Saturday,” Gao said.

Ex-Inter boss Pioli set for Fiorentina

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Former Inter Milan and Lazio boss Stefano Pioli has agreed a two-year deal to become Fiorentina's head coach.

Pioli, 51, was sacked three games before the end of the Serie A season, in which Inter finished seventh and missed out on European football.

The Italian will replace Portuguese coach Paulo Sousa at Fiorentina, who finished a place below Inter in eighth.

Pioli, who played 156 times for Fiorentina between 1989 and 1995, led Lazio to third in his first season with the club in 2014-2015.

He was sacked in April 2016 after a 4-1 derby defeat to Roma and replaced Frank de Boer at Inter in November.

Beijing plan Tiote tribute

Zhijie Shao

BBC Chinese

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On Tuesday morning, a few members of Beijing Enterprises Group FC's official fan club visited Olympic Sports Centre, the club’s home stadium, to lay a bunch of flower on the pitch in a brief ceremony.

“They came this morning in the rain to pay tribute to Mr Tiote,” Chen Zhenting, the fan club’s spokesman, told BBC Chinese.

“We are in pain and very very sad to see him die at such a young age, really.”

Chen also confirmed there will be further commemoration in the stadium later this month when Beijing play their next home game.

“On June 24, we would pay tribute to the player, as he wore number 24,” Chen said of the match against Harbin Yiteng on that day.

“There would definitely be a silent tribute, and we could stand up holding his picture or his shirt at the 24th minute and chant ‘Tiote’,” said Chen, adding that further details are still being discussed.

Champions Trophy latest

Cricket

Frustrating end to England's innings. Jos Buttler's 61 not out has helped them post 310. But they lost their last three wickets in the space of four balls to be all out with three balls to spare.

It is a gettable total for New Zealand. Time for the bowlers to get to work.

You can follow all the action here.

Bolt to race at Golden Spike

Athletics

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Usain Bolt will run the 100m at the Golden Spike on June 28. It will be his first European start before August's world championships and his ninth and last appearance at the event in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava.

The 30-year-old nine-time Olympic gold medallist is planning to retire from international competition after the world championships in London.

The Jamaican is not the only big name planning on appearing in Ostrava - reigning 800m Olympic champion David Rudisha of Kenya, Britain's four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah and South Africa's 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk will also be there.

Mayor grants ice hockey fans a day off work

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The mayor of Nashville Megan Barry has written a letter excusing Predators fans from work today.

Nashville are playing in ice hockey's Stanley Cup Finals for the first time and last night beat Pittsburg in game four to level the best-of-seven series at 2-2.

Kyrgios' gesture

On this day

Tennis

2004: Argentina's Gaston Gaudio won the men's singles title at the French Open, beating compatriot Guillermo Coria in five sets.

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French Open coverage

Tennis

Want to follow the French Open quarter-final between Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem? BBC Radio 5 live are all over it...

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Esto es el Madrid

Football

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Want to see the front page of Marca for every title that Real Madrid have won? Well now you can thanks to the Spanish paper's nifty interactive page.

Click here and have a scroll around.

Get Involved - your team bonding tales

#bbcsportsday

Ben Ceej: Managed to lock entire Saturday league team, with subs, in the changing room just before kick off. Close quarter team bonding.

Did they get out in time for the game? Don't leave us hanging Ben!

Happy Birthday

Willie John McBride (rugby union) 77 - former Ireland and British and Irish Lions international, born 1940.

Bjorn Borg (tennis) 61 - Swede who won Wimbledon men's singles title five times in succession, born 1956.

Mike Gatting (cricket) 60 - former Middlesex and England captain, born 1957.

Tony Yeboah (football) 51 - former Leeds and Ghana striker, born 1966.

Albert Ferrer (football) 47 - former Spain, Barcelona and Chelsea right-back, born 1970.

Sebastian Larsson (football) 32 - Sunderland and Sweden midfielder, born 1985.

Israel Dagg (rugby union) 29 - New Zealand full-back, born 1988.

Pape Souare (football) 27 - Crystal Palace's Senegalese defender, born 1990.

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Mabbutt has successful surgery

Spurs have some good news about their former captain Gary Mabbutt.

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Follow the French Open

Matt Henry and Jonathan Jurejko have you covered for today's French Open quarter-finals.

You can follow their live text here.

We will also bring you all the headlines from Roland-Garros.

Champions Trophy latest

Cricket

Joe Root has gone! England have lost their star man for 64 to leave them 188-4 with 33.3 overs gone of their Champions Trophy game with New Zealand. Ben Stokes remains and has been joined by Jos Buttler. I imagine they'll just nurdle it around for singles then, yeah?

You can follow all the action here.

Houghton 'delighted' at new deal

Football

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Steph Houghton is clearly thrilled at having signed a new deal with Manchester City Women...

“I’m absolutely delighted to have agreed a new deal,” said Houghton. “I’ve only ever seen my future at the club.

“This will be my fourth season and I’ve loved every single minute of it. I had no intention of going anywhere else and this is my home now.

“There is a passion at this club for both the men’s and the women’s teams and we’re all together and it feels like one like a family.

“Ever since the first moment I arrived, I’ve been made to feel welcome here and now I just want to help us to win more trophies for our amazing fans who follow us everywhere.”

Houghton, capped 70 times by England, joined City in 2014 and led the club to a domestic sweep of trophies in the last 12 months.

Cricket: Norfolk have to settle for draw

Rob Butler

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Norfolk have had to settle for a draw in their Minor Counties opener at Hertfordshire.

The match was abandoned on the third and final day due to rain in Hertford.

Going into today Norfolk led by 50 runs with nine wickets in hand. Sam Arthurton was 101 not out and Jason Reynolds unbeaten on 52.

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Inter legend Giuliano Sarti dies aged 83

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Giuliano Sarti kept goal for the Nerazzurri during one of the club's most successful periods.

The former Italy keeper won two European Cups, two Intercontinental Cups and two league titles in a five-year spell at the club.

Get Involved - Your team bonding exercises

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(((Mike Linwood))): My Sunday league went to a step class once. Then most of the team had a fag outside the gym and went in the pub next door.

Cricket: Hopes of play resuming in Shropshire match

There will be another pitch inspection at 13:50 in south Wales, and there is hope of play resuming this afternoon in the minor counties match between Shropshire and Wales.

There was no play yesterday, but they're hoping to take an early lunch and start at 14:00, with Wales on 315-9 in their first innings.