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Summary

  1. 2017-18 Premier League fixtures released
  2. Champions Chelsea start at home to Burnley
  3. Premier League debutants Brighton host Man City
  4. England v Pakistan - Champions Trophy semi-final updates
  5. Latest transfer news
  6. Get involved: #bbcsportsday

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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That's it for Sportsday but we will be back at 08:00 BST tomorrow for all the latest transfers news.

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Allan makes Dundee move

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Celtic midfielder Scott Allan has joined Dundee on a season-long loan.

The 25-year-old, who made 11 appearances on loan at Rotherham United last season, began his career at city rivals Dundee United.

Allan played for West Bromwich Albion and Hibernian before moving to the Scottish champions in 2015.

Fellow midfielder Roarie Deacon, also 25, has signed a two-year deal with Dundee, having most recently played for non-league Sutton United.

British Cycling staff feared for their careers - Phelps

A report into claims of bullying within the Great Britain cycling team has criticised British Cycling's board, former technical director Shane Sutton and funding agency UK Sport.

British Cycling lacked good governance at board level, it said.

A "culture of fear" existed within the team, according to many staff members.

The chair of the review, Annamarie Phelps, denied the long-awaited report was "a whitewash" after a more damning draft was leaked in March.

It's not looking good for England in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy.

Follow the closing stages here.

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Former Newcastle prop loses cancer battle

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Former Newcastle Falcons prop Paul van Zandvliet has died after being diagnosed with cancer last year.

The 50-year-old, known as "Tank", had an inoperable brain tumour and cancer of the kidneys and liver.

He joined the club in 1992 and was part of the side that won the Premiership title in 1997-98.

A benefit game for the father-of-five, who was diagnosed in 2016, was staged at Kingston Park last year to raise funds for charities and his family.

US Open preview show

BBC Radio 5 live

It's almost time for the US Open and you can get in the mood with BBC Radio 5 live's preview show at 20:30 BST.

Iain Carter and Jay Townsend are joined by world number 36 Matthew Fitzpatrick to discuss conditions, the course and the fescue rough at Erin Hills.

'The year has flown by'

Usually doing On This Day entries is our game, but Everton boss Ronaldo Koeman has got there ahead of us with one of his own.

He posted on Instagram: #OnThisDay in 2016, I became @everton manager. The year flew by. I am proud to be here!

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Fans express concern about Premier League fixtures

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A Premier League fan groups, backed by the Football Supporters' Federation, has expressed concerns about the fixtures for the upcoming season.

They have found that clubs play 10 Premier League games between 25 November and 1 January, five at home and five away. That's compared to seven league games in the same period two years ago.

"Little or no effort has been made by the Premier League to try and minimize away travel, given that Newcastle United supporters travelling to all five games will face three trips to London in that time, and travel a total of 2484 miles," read a statement from the group.

Midweek games are also a concern, with the fan group finding that getting home afterwards is a real concern with no scehduled train service available for away fans for 63% of midweek games.

Read more on the issues here.

Mason back training

This is great to see. Ryan Mason is back in training.

The Hull midfielder has been out of action since January after a nasty clash of heads with Chelsea's Gary Cahill.

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Ronaldo dismisses tax evasion claims

Football

Cristiano Ronaldo insisted he had no concerns about accusations from Spanish prosecutors of evading 14.7m euros in tax through offshore companies.

"Conscience clear, always," Ronaldo told reporters at Lisbon airport as he and his Portuguese teammates prepared to fly out to the Confederations Cup in Russia.

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Sunderland agree compensation for McInnes

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Aberdeen and Sunderland have reached an agreement over compensation for manager Derek McInnes.

The English Championship club can now begin negotiations with McInnes over their vacant managerial position.

Aberdeen's new major shareholder Dave Cormack insists, though, that the club will "move heaven and earth" to keep McInnes at Pittodrie.

"Derek is extremely happy here. It's not just down to money. He's a very astute individual."

Festive fun

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English football's top-flight sides will face four league games in nine days over Christmas and new year, with eight games in total from 2 December to 1 January.

The final round of the Champions League group stage also takes place during that period, as traditionally does the fifth round of the League Cup.

Arsenal welcome Liverpool two days before Christmas, while Brighton go to Chelsea on Boxing Day and Newcastle host Manchester City.

West Ham make the trip across London to face Tottenham in the round of games scheduled for 30 December, with another London derby taking place on New Year's Day as Arsenal host Chelsea.

Baggies reject bid for Evans

Football

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

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West Brom have turned down a £10m bid from Leicester for Northern Ireland skipper Jonny Evans.

It is thought Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare wants Evans in addition to another central defender, Harry Maguire, who is about to join the club from Hull for £17m.

It is understood West Brom dismissed the Evans bid instantly and have no intention of selling the player, who still has two years remaining on his contract.

The 29-year-old joined West Brom from Manchester United in a £6m deal two years ago.

He has made 62 Premier League appearances for the Baggies and, following the departure of Darren Fletcher to Stoke, would be a major contender to take over as captain.

Pakistan close in on Champions Trophy final

Cricket

No sign of anything resembling an England resurgence yet. Pakistan are 88-0 after 15 overs and need only 124 more from 35 overs, with Azhar Ali on 37 and Fakhar Zaman 43.

Pliskova to miss Birmingham event

Tennis

World number three Karolina Pliskova, the French Open semi-finalist, will miss the WTA Wimbledon warm-up event in Birmingham from June 19-25 due to an elbow injury, but will return the following week in the Eastbourne tournament, where she reached the final last year.

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Hammers to face Man City in Reykjavik

Football

Pellegrini's former club Manchester City will play West Ham in a pre-season friendly at the Laugardalsvollur Arena in Reykjavik, Iceland on 4 August, which could pit summer Hammers signing Pablo Zabaleta against the club he left at the end of last season.

'Palace move for Pellegrini'

Football

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Crystal Palace have held talks with former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini over their vacant managerial position, according to News Shopper.

The Eagles have missed out on Marco Silva and Claudio Ranieri, who joined Watford and Nantes respectively.

And chairman Steve Parish has made an audacious approach to appoint Pellegrini after holding talks with the Hebei China Fortune head coach.

Pakistan on course for final

Cricket

Ten overs of the Pakistan innings gone in Cardiff and they are 49-0, needing only 163 more to secure a place in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on 18 June. Something special needed from England and they are about to bring on Ben Stokes to see if he can provide it.

Davies eyes Maori return

Lions Tour

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Jonathan Davies must prove his fitness in training on Thursday to be considered for British and Irish Lions selection against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday.

The 29-year-old suffered a head injury in the Lions' 12-3 Crusaders win on Saturday and missed Tuesday's 23-22 loss to the Highlanders.

"Jonathan is still going through protocols but hopefully he'll be back in training (on Thursday) and we'll see from there," said Lions assistant coach Neil Jenkins, who also hopes Ross Moriarty will overcome a back spasm before Saturday.

Courtney Lawes sustained a head injury in Tuesday's Highlanders loss and is unlikely to feature this weekend.

Sherwood leaves Swindon

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Tim Sherwood's strange spell at Swindon is over. The former Tottenham boss was the club's Director of Football, but sometimes cropped up in the dugout to manage the team.

However, following the Robins' relegation to League Two, Sherwood's association with the club is over.

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Pakistan make positive start

Cricket

Pakistan have made a confident start to their pursuit of 212 for a place in the Champions Trophy final. They are 26-0 after five overs, having earlier bowled out England, for whom Joe Root top-scored with 46.

Rangers extend shirt sponsorship

Football

Rangers have extended their shirt sponsorship deal with online casino company 32Red for the next two seasons. They have been official shirt sponsor of the Ibrox club since July 2014.

Football discussion on 5 live

Football

BBC Radio 5 live

Coming up on BBC Radio 5 live tonight, one hour of football chat from 1930 BST.

The former managing director of the FA, Adrian Bevington, is on the show along with sports journalists Neil Ashton and Sam Wallace.

Topics discussed will be the lack of opportunity in first-team football for England's victorious U20 World Cup winners and how the game is set up to hinder the national side in a World Cup year.

Frampton to face Gutierrez

Boxing

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Carl Frampton will make his ring return against Andres Gutierrez at Belfast's SSE Arena in a WBC world featherweight title eliminator on 29 July.

Frampton has not fought since his loss to Leo Santa Cruz in their WBA title fight in Las Vegas in January.

Mexican Gutierrez, 23, has lost just one of his 35 fights and is a former WBC Silver featherweight champion.

Blades sell-on cash boost

Football

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

It promises to be an interesting few weeks for Championship new-boys Sheffield United.

The Blades wisely inserted sell-on clauses in the transfers of some of their promising youngsters.

So, they will get 10% of any fee above £3m Hull receive from Leicester for Harry Maguire.

And a similar clause is thought to exist around England defender Kyle Walker, who left Bramall Lane for Tottenham in a joint deal with Kyle Naughton in 2009 for £9million.

If Manchester City do sign Walker this summer as expected, it would net United in excess of £3million.

Crouch backs cycling review

Cycling

We've had a report into claims of bullying within the Great Britain cycling team today and it has concluded that British Cycling lacked good governance at board level.

Asked for her response, Sports Minister Tracey Crouch said: "Duty of care towards athletes and good governance in sport is of the utmost importance. We welcome the independent panel's report and it is right that British Cycling and UK Sport implement its recommendations and ensure the welfare of athletes is put first.

"We want first class governance from all sports bodies - that is why we have made public funding conditional on adherence to the code for sports governance."

'Sky is the limit' for Pickford

Football

BBC Radio 5 live

Our second extract from the BBC Radio 5 live interview with former Liverpool and England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland, who worked with Everton's new £30m stopper Jordan Pickford, who was at Preston with the 23-year-old.

"His distribution and management of his area is the best I've ever seen," said Kirkland, once the most expensive British goalkeeper himself, though for a rather less expensive £6m in 2001.

"I'd have loved to have seen him at Liverpool - I tried to get them to sign him about 18 months ago

"I'm not surprised they've gone for Pickford over (Joe) Hart, with Jordan the sky is the limit and if I was manager at any team in the world I'd take him."

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Pakistan chase 212 for place in final

Cricket

Pakistan will need a modest 212 to reach the Champions Trophy semi-final after bowling out England with the penultimate ball of the 50th over. They will need to score at 4.24 runs per over in Cardiff. Joe Root top-scored for England with 46 and Hasan Ali was the most successful bowler with 3-35.

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Blockbuster Prem meetings before World Cup qualifiers

Football

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

England manager Gareth Southgate will be hoping a few heavyweight Premier League collisions do not cost him when it comes to naming his squads next season.

Liverpool play Arsenal on the final weekend of August, immediately before England play Malta on 1 September and Slovakia on 4 September in vital World Cup qualifiers.

Chelsea entertain Manchester City on 30 September, with England finishing off their qualifying campaign for Russia 2018 against Slovenia and Lithuania immediately afterwards.

If Southgate's side end up in the play-offs, something has gone badly wrong.

But should it happen, those November fixtures will be preceded by Premier League fixtures between Chelsea and Manchester United, plus Manchester City against Arsenal.

Pakistan take ninth wicket

Cricket

Not enough time to tell you about all these wickets really but it's nine down now for England against Pakistan, with only 206 on the board and only seven deliveries remaining.

England reeling against Pakistan seamers

Cricket

England were unbeaten going into the semi-finals but they are in danger today and Ben Stokes is out now, tamely top-edging for 34 in the 48th over to leave them on 201-8 against Pakistan in Cardiff.

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Rangers bid for Dorrans rejected

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Rangers have had a second bid for midfielder Graham Dorrans rejected by Norwich City.

The midfielder, 30, has two years to run on his Carrow Road contract, having joined the Canaries in 2015.

He scored six goals in 24 appearances for the English Championship club last season.

Dorrans, who won the last of his 12 caps for Scotland in 2015, began his career at Livingston before moving to West Brom in 2008.

Coming up on 5 live

BBC Radio 5 live

Coming up tonight on BBC Radio 5 live from 19:00 BST, Alistair Bruce-Ball reviews this week's international football action with guests football writer Sam Wallace and former FA executive Adrian Bevington. Plus sport news and interviews.

Sports presenter Jason Mohammad is enjoying his visit to Cardiff more than the England batsmen are.

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Serero joins Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem

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South African international Thulani Serero has completed his move from Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam to rivals Vitesse Arnhem.

The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana midfielder becomes a Vitesse player on 1 July following the expiry of his contract with Ajax Amsterdam.

Serero joined Ajax from Ajax Cape Town in 2011 but has struggled for game time in the past couple of seasons.