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  1. Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid
  2. League Cup first round draw includes AFC Wimbledon v Brentford, Wycombe v Fulham, Colchester v Aston Villa, Luton v Ipswich, Grimsby v Derby, Bury v Sunderland, Accrington v Preston
  3. Rickie Fowler leads after day one of US Open, England's Paul Casey one shot behind
  4. England begin Under-21 European Championship v Sweden at 17:00 BST
  5. Get involved: #bbcsportsday

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Sweden U21 v England U21

Kick off: 17:00 BST

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Jordan Pickford, who features in the England U-21 side facing Sweden this evening, has become the most expensive British keeper in history after Everton paid £25m - rising to what would be a club record £30m - to sign him from Sunderland.

The 23-year-old, who starts tonight, has signed a five-year contract at Goodison Park.

"It is a great club, a massive club and it is a great opportunity," he said.

Pickford made 29 Premier League appearances last season but could not prevent Sunderland being relegated.

Follow the action from England's Group A match against Sweden now.

LiverPOOL 2022 bid details emerge...

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A floating swimming pool is to be the centrepiece of Liverpool's bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The 50m pool structure, with seating for 5,000 spectators, would be built on the water near Albert Dock.

The bid, which also includes events at both Everton's existing and proposed new stadiums, would see some events held in Greater Manchester.

Liverpool faces competition from Birmingham to be England's official bid for the games.

The pool, which would be fixed to the walls of a dock but rest on the water, would become a public lido after the games.

Get Involved: Where should Ronaldo go next?

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Alexander Wheeldon‏: There is only one place and one home for Ronaldo. Back to the theatre of dreams. We've been here before haven't we?

Daphne De Leener: Honestly, Cristiano should head to AC Milan, he would complement their new signings.

Geoff Naylor: CR7 should come to Forest. If there's a club that needs him to get back where they belong then it's the 'Tricky Trees'.

'Gatland running out of time' - Steve Hansen

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New Zealand coach Steve Hansen says British and Irish Lions counterpart Warren Gatland is running out of time to change his style ahead of the first Test on 24 June.

Hansen watched his side defeat Tonga 78-0 before the Lions face the Maori All Blacks at Rotorua on Saturday.

"He (Gatland) keeps telling us he's got something up his sleeve other than his arms," said Hansen.

"We'll wait and see, but he's starting to run out of time to get practice."

Gatland's Lions have won two and lost two of their opening four games in New Zealand.

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Dylan Lewis: League Cup memories? At (the old) Wembley to watch Wolves beat Notts Forest (then European Cup holders) in 1980.

GTFC101: Phil Jevons' 30-yarder against Liverpool in 2001 to send us (Grimsby) through at Anfield! What a night.

Andrew Neill: Sadly I'm a bit young so don't remember NUFC's run to the final in 1976 but i wish i had seen it. Especially the SF 2nd leg.

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And here is England's starting line-up


Under-21 Euros: England v Sweden

Kick off: 17:00 BST

England Under-21s open their Euro 2017 campaign against Sweden fron 17:00 BST with striker Tammy Abraham hoping to emulate the success of the nation's under-20s.

They defeated Venezuela 1-0 last Sunday to win the Under-20 World Cup.

And Abraham - a former under-19 international - said: "They did the country so proud and we would love to follow in their footsteps.

"We want to show we are the next up-and-coming players for the England squad, so there is a bit of pressure."

Join us from 16:00 for the build up followed by the live text of the match...

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Good afternoon from the Kielce Stadium! 🇵🇱 #younglions

Oooo controversial words there from Jack...

Are people allowed to say bad things about him?

Get Involved - Where should Ronaldo go next?

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Jack Beardwell: Personally I think Ronaldo woke up and fancied dominating the headlines for the Summer, followed by a new deal at Real Madrid.

More on Ronaldo...


Re-watch Ronaldo's first hat trick for Manchester United:

Ronaldo, who joined Real from Manchester United for £80m in 2009, signed a five-year deal with the European champions in November 2016.

China would be one potential destination but the Portuguese forward's advisers would prefer for him to stay in Europe, most likely either moving to Paris St-Germain or returning to the Premier League.

Ronaldo, who has helped Real win the Champions League three times and La Liga twice, is accused of evading tax to the value of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) between 2011 and 2014.

Real Madrid have released a statement saying they had "full confidence" in their player, and that they were convinced he would prove his innocence.

When your wig tape lets you down...

Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare had a hair-raising moment during a track and field meeting in Oslo on Thursday, when her wig fell off as she jumped.

Whether the mishap played its part in her finishing seventh is unclear, but the 28-year-old laughed it off on her Instagram account...

"When you talk about something for so long and it eventually happened 😂😂🤣😂😂😀😂😀.. Oh well, it is what it is then... heads up..!"

EFL apologises after draw errors

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It has not been a great day for the EFL after technical and human errors caused confusion during the draw of the first round of the League Cup.

A statement said: "The EFL would like to apologise for a number of third party technical issues that affected coverage of this afternoon’s Carabao Cup Round One draw in Bangkok.

"There were inaccuracies – as a result of human error - in the live graphics output that resulted in confusion and incorrect ties being displayed on screen. In addition, some users did experience difficulties in accessing the stream on certain external platforms. Both issues are currently under investigation.

"The EFL can confirm that the draw was not compromised in any way and all clubs have received confirmation of their round one ties."

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'One billion euros'

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Start emptying your piggy banks...

The contract to 2021 Ronaldo signed in November 2016 contains a €1bn release clause...

Bit of a Ronaldo recap...

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is "sad" and "upset" after being accused of tax fraud and wants to the leave the club, a source close to the player has told the BBC.

Spanish prosecutors have accused Ronaldo, 32, of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax.

"He feels he's honest, has good character and did everything OK, so he doesn't understand," added the source.

"He's very sad and really upset."

Ronaldo, who joined Real from Manchester United for £80m in 2009, signed a five-year deal with Real in November 2016.

Throwback Friday.....?


In 2004 Liverpool appointed Rafael Benitez as their new manager. The former Valencia boss went on to guide the Anfield club to Champions League success in his first season in charge.

As you may have seen Liverpool fans, it is also Jurgen Klopp's birthday today.

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More draw chaos

League Cup first round draw

Just when we think we are done from the League Cup first round draw, more errors emerge from the live stream on the sponsors' Facebook page.

So after no sound, the video freezing, Charlton appearing twice, Oxford not appearing at all, we now have another graphic error.

Forest Green have tweeted a screenshot of the draw, but the sixth and eighth matches are wrong.

It should be Wolves v Yeovil Town and MK Dons v Forest Green.

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Back to Ronaldo in a mo...

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Blackburn Lad: Not sure if Ronaldo would be up for it but Blackburn Rovers could do with a competent striker #JustSaying #WishfullThinking

Milos Milanovic: I reckon Cristiano is getting middle-aged now, and would like to take it easy in a club just outside of top five in England.

Pete: Would love him back at United but he would cost too much. Go to PSG and do what Ibra done. Then United for free when he's 34.

Get Involved - Where should Ronaldo go?

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Thoughts Sportsday readers?

Where should Cristiano Ronaldo go if he does choose to leave Spain?

  • Home to Portugal?
  • Back to Manchester United?
  • 'Cash in' and head to China?
  • Perhaps join the glitz and glamour of the MLS?
  • Somewhere else?

Feel free to try to convince him to come to your club in 140 characters.

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BreakingRonaldo wants to leave Real Madrid

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A source close to Cristiano Ronaldo has told BBC Sport that he has decided to leave Spain after being accused of tax fraud.

According to the source, "He's very sad and really upset. He doesn't want to stay in Spain. He feels he's honest, has good character and did everything OK, so he doesn't understand. At this moment he wants to leave."

Ronaldo signed a new five-year deal with Real Madrid last year. China would be one potential destination but his advisers would prefer for him to stay in Europe, most likely at Paris St-Germain or back to the Premier League.

More to follow.

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Just who should Charlton play?

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Charlton have decided to have a bit of fun on Twitter after they appeared twice on the graphic during the League Cup first round draw, a mistake that had them playing both Exeter City and Cheltenham Town.

Now you can vote on who they should play.

No matter the outcome of the vote, Charlton will be away at Exeter City, with Cheltenham Town away at Oxford United.

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and the best response to that was...

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Cook makes quick 50


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Former England captain Alastair Cook has reached his half century off just 35 balls for Essex in the One Day Cup semi-final against Nottinghamshire.

You can follow the latest with our live here.

50 | Cook brings up his 50 with a lovely dab for 4 down to third man. Essex 81/0. #ESSvNOT

Doncaster Rovers sign Kiwomya from Chelsea


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League One club Doncaster Rovers have signed Chelsea forward Alex Kiwomya on a three-year contract.

The 21-year-old former England Under-19 international spent last season on loan at Crewe Alexandra, scoring seven goals in 34 League Two appearances.

"I know the club came in for me a couple of times last season but we couldn't get the deal done," Kiwomya told the club website.

"The manager sees me as an important part of his plans."

Jersey Scottish fail to find a new manager...


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Anyone fancy living in a sunny spot to manage a football team?

If so, send your CV to one of the Channel Island's top sides, Jersey Scottish.

The team have pulled out of the island's Premiership after failing to find a new manager, just four years after winning the title.

Pat Brennan stepped down as boss at the end of the last campaign, after the Scots finished third in the table.

The Scots won back-to-back Premiership titles in 2011-12 and 2012-13.

"Despite numerous attempts to try to find a new manager, those attempts have proved fruitless," club secretary Craig Fletcher told BBC Radio Jersey.

Queen's entrants dropping like flies...


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British number three Dan Evans and 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro will both miss the Aegon Championships at Queen's because of injury.

Evans, 27, retired against Germany's Dustin Brown in the recent Surbiton Trophy with a calf injury, missing this week's Nottingham Open as a result.

Argentina's Del Potro, 28, is still struggling with the groin problem that hampered him at the French Open.

It is not known if they will be fit for Wimbledon, which starts on 3 July.

French Open winner Rafa Nadal pulled out of the tournament last week after being advised to rest by his doctor.

Newport v Southend to be played in Essex


It's the cup draw that keeps on giving.

Despite Newport County being drawn at home to Southend United in the first round of the League Cup, the match will now take place at Southend's Roots Hall stadium so Newport can finish work on their pitch.

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League Cup first round draw


Well, that was an absolute farce of a draw. The draw for the first round of the League Cup has taken place in Bangkok, Thailand with a live stream on the sponsors' Facebook page.

That was the plan, but the feed had no sound, stalled on other people's computers and an error with the graphics caused confusion.

Charlton Athletic appeared twice on the graphic, firstly playing Exeter away and then Cheltenham at home. The correct match is Exeter v Charlton.

There was another problem with the graphic as it said AFC Wimbledon were playing Swindon, a draw that is not possible because both sides are unseeded. AFC Wimbledon are actually at home to Brentford with Norwich City at home to Swindon.

So here is the full League Cup first round draw.

South section

Birmingham v Crawley, Exeter v Charlton, QPR v Northampton, Newport v Southend, Bristol City v Plymouth, Cardiff v Portsmouth, Millwall v Stevenage, Oxford United v Cheltenham, AFC Wimbledon v Brentford, Norwich v Swindon, Bristol Rovers v Cambridge, Peterborough v Barnet, Wycombe v Fulham, Colchester v Aston Villa, Wolves v Yeovil, Reading v Gillingham, Forest Green v MK Dons, Luton v Ipswich.

North section

Coventry v Blackburn, Nottingham Forest v Shrewsbury, Bradford v Doncaster, Mansfield v Rochdale, Grimsby v Derby, Barnsley v Morecambe, Crewe v Bolton, Oldham v Burton, Wigan v Blackpool, Bury v Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday v Chesterfield, Accrington v Preston, Fleetwood v Carlisle, Sheffield United v Walsall, Scunthorpe v Notts County, Rotherham v Lincoln, Leeds v Port Vale.


Just went to check who Hartlepool got in the League Cup, then realised we're no longer in the league...

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Preston have received no approach for Grayson

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Preston have so far received no approach from Sunderland about manager Simon Grayson.

Grayson has been made favourite to succeed David Moyes after Derek McInnes turned down the Black Cats job last night in favour of staying at Aberdeen.

It is understood Grayson is on a rolling contract at Preston, which contains a large compensation clause.

The 47-year-old is the second-longest serving manager in the Championship, behind Mick McCarthy, and the 10th across the top four divisions of the English game.

He was appointed in 2013 after previous spells in charge at Blackpool, Leeds and Huddersfield.

Preston finished in the top half of the Championship for the second successive season last term.

Get Involved - Your League Cup memories

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Matt Richards: Left school early to watch Wrexham v Birmingham. We took the lead but lost 4-1. Also got detention for missing school.

Adam Renahan: Bolo Zenden double touch penalty in the final to make it 2-0 Boro in 2004.

Nigel Richardson: Best 0-0 ever when Leeds came to Mansfield 79 places below them in 94 for 2nd leg after Stags won 1st 1-0 at Elland Road.

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It has to be the 1969 final. Swindon 3-1 Arsenal. My earliest football memory. Unfortunately it made me think that Swindon were a top team!

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Well that was dramatic...

Let's hear some more of your League Cup memories....

(The last half an hour will be one the organisers will hope you all forget...)

BreakingLeague Cup first round - North section


Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers

Nottingham Forest v Shrewsbury Town

Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers

Mansfield Town v Rochdale

Grimsby Town v Derby County

Barnsley v Morecambe

Crewe Alexandra v Bolton Wanderers

Oldham Athletic v Burton Albion

Wigan Athletic v Blackpool

Bury v Sunderland

Sheffield Wednesday v Chesterfield

Accrington Stanley v Preston North End

Fleetwood Town v Carlisle United

Sheffield United v Walsall

Scunthorpe United v Notts County

Rotherham United v Lincoln City

Leeds United v Port Vale

Draw shambles

We will just need confirmation of that Oxford United versus Cheltenham tie as Charlton Athletic appeared twice on the graphic on the live Facebook draw page.

Oxford was announced, but the graphic said Charlton Athletic.

A bit of a farce in Thailand.

This is the graphic, we think the second time Charlton Athletic appear should actually be Oxford United.

Just to add insult to injury, this graphic also has AFC Wimbledon v Swindon Town, which actually is not possible as both teams are unseeded.

Just to clarify, AFC Wimbledon will play Brentford and Norwich City play Swindon Town. The top seven ties on this graphic are correct, the bottom two are wrong.


BreakingLeague Cup first round draw - South section

Birmingham City v Crawley Town

Exeter City v Charlton Athletic

QPR v Northampton Town

Newport County v Southend United

Bristol City v Plymouth Argyle

Cardiff City v Portsmouth

Millwall v Stevenage

Oxford United v Cheltenham

AFC Wimbledon v Brentford

Norwich City v Swindon Town

Bristol Rovers v Cambridge United

Peterborough United v Barnet

Wycombe Wanderers v Fulham

Colchester United v Aston Villa

Wolves v Yeovil Town

Reading v Gillingham

Forest Green Rovers v MK Dons

Luton Town v Ipswich Town

League Cup - South section

League Cup draw coming up at 13:00 BST

And this is the situation in the South half of the draw.

These are the seeded teams...

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...and these are the unseeded sides.

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