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Summary

  1. Latest news from the transfer window
  2. Queen's tennis updates
  3. Updates from the third day of Royal Ascot
  4. Get involved: #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Libby Dawes and Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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That's all for today folks...

Thanks for joining us today on Sportsday.

Don't forget you can still watch Daniil Medvedev v Thanasi Kokkinakis live at Queen's here...

And you won't miss a result at Royal Ascot on our dedicated live page here.

Later this evening you can follow all the action at the Under 21 Euros where England face hosts Poland - we will have live match commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

Have a great evening all!

More on Everton's potential new signing, Sandro...

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Sandro Ramirez underwent a medical when he visited Merseyside for talks with Everton before the under-21 Euros began.

It will take Everton's spending to £60m in the last seven days after the deal for Pickford and the £24m signing of Ajax captain Davy Klaasen.

Sandro has been a big success at Malaga, emerging as one of La Liga's stand-out young strikers, scoring 16 goals in 31 games.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is now expected to pursue his interest in Burnley's England defender Michael Keane and Swansea City midfield man Gylfi Sigurdsson.

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How do footballers "summer"?

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After 10 gruelling months of back-to-back league and cup fixtures, the no-doubt exhausted, if well-paid, players of world football have finally got a bit of downtime to relax.

Whilst eight international teams are competing in this summer’s Confederations Cup in Russia, the rest of the footballing world are off on their jollies until the dreaded thought of pre-season training comes into view.

So how are football's biggest stars spending their time off?

Find out which bona fide superstar has made an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show in the US...

Big Orange wins epic Gold Cup at Ascot

Big Orange pipped last year's victor Order of St George in an epic finish to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.

The 5-1 winner, ridden by James Doyle for trainer Michael Bell, held on for a memorable triumph after a gripping battle in the final furlong.

Order Of St George, under Ryan Moore, kept on closing but the 5-6 favourite just failed to give trainer Aidan O'Brien an eighth win in the race.

The 33-1 chance Harbour Law was back in third.

Everton poised to sign Sandro

Football

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Everton are poised to announce the signing of Malaga's Spain under-21 striker Sandro Ramirez.

The 21-year-old is currently on duty with Spain in the under-21 European Championships in Poland and was on target in their 3-1 win over Portugal.

Everton, as they did when completing a £30m deal for England under-21 goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from Sunderland, are understood to have completed the formalities during the tournament and confirmation of the transfer is imminent.

Sandro will cost Everton £5.2m, the release clause figure he had inserted in his contract when he moved to Malaga from Barcelona on a free transfer last summer.

More on this in a mo...

Sandro Ramirez.
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Queen's: Medvedev cruising against Kokkinakis

Medvedev 6-2, 0-0 Kokkinakis

Daniil Medvedev made that look all too easy to take the opening set 6-2 against the Greek/Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis.

He appears to be chatting to himself between points in the opening game of the second set... Is he able to talk himself back into this match?

You can watch and find out here.

Big Orange wins Gold Cup at Ascot

16:20 result

1 Big Orange 5-1

2 Order Of St George 5-6 Fav

3 Harbour Law 33-1

14 ran

Also: 50-1 She Is No Lady 4th

Royal Ascot - Gold Cup countdown

16:20 BST - Commentary, BBC Radio 5 live

Cornelius Lysaght

BBC horse racing correspondent at Ascot

Now that the Aidan O'Brien Royal Ascot 2017 bandwagon is rolling, there will be a groundswell of support around Order Of St George, to be ridden by Ryan Moore, in the Gold Cup (16:20 BST).

Like so many horses trained by O'Brien for the Coolmore operation, this is a son of super stallion Galileo and really impressed this day 12 months ago.

However, he also came to Ascot last autumn and finished fourth. All three horses in front of him that day are due here this afternoon as is the redoubtable stayer Big Orange, plus Torcedor who defeated Big Orange at home in Ireland in April.

You can check out the card for the big race on the BBC Sport website, with commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

David Beckham looks like he is truly enjoying his retirement but how do current players spend their summer off?

Find out after the 16:20 at Royal Ascot...

Father/Son day out...

Tennis

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"Lovely day with the little man at Queen's"

David Beckham and second son Romeo, who rumour has it is a cracking tennis player, are enjoying a bit of tennis at the Aegon Championships today...

Chillin' at Royal Ascot

While some of us are hard at work, others are enjoying a lazy afternoon on Ladies Day at Royal Ascot..

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Ascot racegoer
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Pyeongchang 2018: Team GB curling teams announced

Winter Sports: Curling

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It's a family affair for the Muirheads as the first Team GB athletes selected for the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games are announced.

#LoveCurling

The Sochi 2014 bronze medallists return with Eve Muirhead accompanied by Anna Sloan and Vicki Adams. Lauren Gray is the only first time Olympian having joined the team at the start of the 2016-17 season but Kelly Schafer, who has appeared at two Games previously, completes the line-up as the alternate.

The men's side: 'Team Smith' demonstrated their burgeoning potential on tour in Canada this year becoming the first British men’s team ever to reach a Grand Slam final (in Cranbrook). The whole team will be making their Olympic debut in Pyeongchang.

Team Smith also won a three-way battle for selection against the rinks of Sochi Olympic silver medallist David Murdoch and that of Tom Brewster (who was actually the alternate in Murdoch's rink at Sochi - so an Olympic silver medallist himself.)

The full team are: Kyle Smith, Thomas Muirhead (little bro of Eve), Kyle Waddell, Cammy Smith, Glen Muirhead (big brother of Eve)...

Dramatic win for Coronet at Ascot

Coronet swooped late under Olivier Peslier to win the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer John Gosden.

The Sky Is Blazing had blazed a trail, opening a big lead early in the race, but his rivals pounced in the closing stages.

Hertford Dancer, who finished third, mounted a challenge before favourite Mori looked set to be the first offspring of legendary racehorse Frankel to win at the meeting

But he came second after being overhauled by the grey Coronet (9-1).

The grey Coronet wins at Ascot
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Bit more tennis?

Take a short break to watch five of the best shots as number four seed Marin Cilic eases pasts American Stefan Kozlov...

Smooth as you like.

Queen's: Querrey advances to quarter finals

Tennis

Sam Querry
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He managed to take a set off him but Sam Querrey was eventually too good for Jordan Thompson. The final score: 7-6, 3-6, 6-3.

"It was a long match for grass and the conditions were tricky" said Querrey after two hours and eleven minutes on court.

"It was windy and Jordan is tough. I knew he was confident coming off that win against Andy (Murray) but Queen's is one of my favourite places to come.

"The week doesn't get easier. I have Gilles Muller next and it's never fun to play a lefty!"

Up next on court is Daniil Medvedev of Russia against the young Aussie, Thanasi Kokkinakis. Watch here.

Coronet wins at Royal Ascot

Ribblesdale Stakes

15:40 result

1 Coronet 9-1

2 Mori 2-1 Fav

3 Hertford Dancer 16-1

12 ran

Also: 40-1 Rich Legacy 4th

England 'have grown in confidence'

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England Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd hopes the heated exchange that transformed their fortunes against Slovakia on Monday "proves to be a turning point" when they face Poland later (19:45 BST).

Trailing 1-0 at half-time, England were facing an early exit from the European Championship but rallied to win 2-1.

A win against the hosts will send England into the last four.

Boothroyd said: "There was a lot of angst in the dressing room but we have grown in confidence since that moment."

Only the winners of each of the three groups in Poland are guaranteed to qualify for the semi-finals, where they will be joined by the runners-up with the best record.

Three points against Poland would guarantee that Boothroyd's side will go through to play in a semi-final in Tychy on Tuesday, 27 June.

BreakingIreland & Afghanistan awarded Test status

Cricket

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Ireland and Afghanistan have been granted Test status by the International Cricket Council.

It increases the number of countries competing at the top level of international cricket to 12.

They are the first admissions since Bangladesh gained Test status in 2000.

Breaking news klaxoonnnnnn!

O'Brien again at Ascot?

Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien won the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot with Even Song last year and bids to follow up with Alluringly this time (15:40 BST).

Mori, a son of the legendary racehorse Frankel, represents Sir Michael Stoute who needs one more winner to become the meeting's all-time leading trainer.

You can check out the racecard on the BBC Sport website, with commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

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Downing 'can leave Middlesbrough'

Former England midfielder Stewart Downing has been told he can leave Middlesbrough on a free transfer this summer following the club's relegation from the Premier League, Press Association Sport is reporting.

Downing, who won 35 caps between 2005-2014, has two years remaining on his contract in his second spell at his hometown club.

His career also includes stints at Aston Villa, Liverpool and West Ham.

Downing started 24 Premier League games in 2016-17 as Middlesbrough finished 12 points from safety.

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'Substantial offer' for reported Chelsea target

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Juventus say they have received a "substantial offer" for Alex Sandro and will not prevent the left-back from leaving the club if he wants to.

Premier League champions Chelsea have been linked with a move for the 26-year-old Brazil international.

Chief executive Giuseppe Marotta said: "If a player decides to leave... then at the end of the day he has to go."

Ascot - Benbatl wins for Godolphin

Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin team celebrated a fourth Royal Ascot win of the week as 9-2 chance Benbatl took the Hampton Court Stakes.

After his first victory at the Royal meeting, delighted jockey Oisin Murphy punched the air and said afterwards: "This means the world to me."

Godolphin had an opening day treble but it was a first win of the 2017 fixture for their trainer Saeed bin Suroor.

Runner-up Orderofthegarter and third-placed Mirage Dancer also ran well behind the victor, who was fifth earlier this month in the Derby at Epsom won by Wings of Eagles.

Benbatl wins at Ascot
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Benbatl wins at Royal Ascot

Hampton Court Stakes

15:05 result

1 Benbatl 9-2

2 Orderofthegarter 10-3 Fav

3 Mirage Dancer 7-1

13 ran

Also: 8-1 Taj Mahal 4th

Get Involved - Your thoughts on the Lions team...

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BBC Sport's Katie Gornall talks us through the Lions side to face the All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday morning...

Keep your thoughts on the side coming in using #bbcsportsday or text on 81111

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Queen's: One-set-shootout...

J. Thompson 6-7, 6-3, 0-0 S. Querry

And we are going the distance at Queen's Club...

Can Jordan Thompson, the lucky loser who lost in qualifying and only made the first round after Briton Aljaz Bedene withdrew because of a wrist injury, make it into the quarter final?

Now wouldn't that be a great underdog story...

Meanwhile, in Birmingham...

Tennis

Frankel son runs at Ascot

Mirage Dancer, a son of Frankel, will bid to give the legendary racehorse his first Royal Ascot winner as a stallion in the Hampton Court Stakes (15:05 BST).

Andrea Atzeni takes the mount for Sir Michael Stoute, who needs one more winner to become the meeting's all-time leading trainer.

Frankel triumphed in all 14 of his races during a stellar career, including two at Royal Ascot. He won his final contest at the Berkshire course in October 2012 before being retired for a breeding career.

You can check out the racecard and latest results on the BBC Sport website with commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

Frankel winning at Royal Ascot in 2011
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Frankel was unbeaten in a 14-race career

Queen's: Could he do it again?

World number 90 Jordan Thompson, the Australian who knocked Andy Murray out of the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club on Tuesday, will be serving for the second set against World number 28 Sam Querry.

The American took the first set but Thompson seems to fighting back to take it to a decider...

You can watch how he gets on on BBC Two or on *THIS* page.

Oh and here's a celeb spot... David and Romeo Beckham are in the house.

David and Romeo Beckham
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Moore and O'Brien land Ascot win

Winners for the prolific pair of trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore rarely go off at big prices but 14-1 chance Sioux Nation obliged for the duo in the opening Norfolk Stakes on day three of Royal Ascot.

Horses drawn high appeared to be favoured earlier in the week but Moore's mount powered clear from stall two in the five-furlong dash.

Sioux Nation dug deep as 13-2 favourite Santry - on the other side of the track - finished fast and held on by half a length.

Sioux Nation at Royal Ascot
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De Boer 'offered Palace job'

Former Ajax boss Frank de Boer has today been offered the manager's job at Crystal Palace, according to reports in the Netherlands.

De Boer, 47, masterminded four Dutch League titles during six years in charge of Ajax, while Inter Milan sacked the former Barcelona player after just 85 days in charge of the Italian club last November.

Sam Allardyce resigned as Palace manager last month - five months after he joined the Premier League club.

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Sioux Nation wins Norfolk Stakes

Royal Ascot

14:30 result

1 Sioux Nation 14-1

2 Santry 13-2

3 Cardsharp 8-1

17 ran

Also: Jt Fav Mcerin, 9-1 Frozen Angel 4th

Think you can do better? Pick your Lions Test team to face the All Blacks

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Think you can do better? Pick your Lions Test team to face the All Blacks
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No George North. Leigh Halfpenny, Maro Itoje and Sam Warburton only on the bench. And with a captain in Peter O'Mahony who made the latest of late runs to get onto the tour.

Do you agree with Lions head coach Warren Gatland's selections for the first Test against New Zealand on Saturday? Or do you think you could have done better?

Well, here's your chance to be a Lions selector.

Royal Ascot ready for action

Ladies Day

Will it be another victory for the United States on the third day of Royal Ascot?

Trainer Wesley Ward, already successful this week with Lady Aurelia and Con Te Partiro, saddles Mcerin in the opening Norfolk Stakes (14:30 BST).

The Group Two race for sprinters also includes the likes of Santry, Havana Grey and Frozen Angel.

You can check out the racecard on the BBC Sport website with commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

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Ascot - best backed-horses

Order, order...two Aidan O'Brien runners are very much the order of the day with punters - both Orderofthegarter and Order Of St George are being well backed. Here's some of the market movers on Ladies Day at Royal Ascot:

15:05: Hampton Court Stakes - Orderofthegarter (5-1 from 8-1), Tamleek (7-1 from 9-1) and Mucho Applause (25-1 from 40-1)

15:40 Ribblesdale Stakes - Mori (7-4 from 3-1)

16:20 Gold Cup - Order Of St George (5-6 from evens)

17:00: Britannia Handicap - Colibri (12-1 from 20-1), Keyser Soze (9-1 from 14-1) and Horroob (14-1 from 18-1)

17:35 King George V Handicap - Master Singer (13-2 from 9-1)

You can follow Ascot updates on our dedicated live page.

Queen's: Cilic showing the rest how it's done...

Tennis

Marin Cilic
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Unlike the other top seeds, Marin Cilic has hot footed his way through to the quarter finals at Queen's.

It took him just an hour and five minutes to see off American Stefan Kozlov, 6-0, 6-4.

Andy Murray's conqueror is now on Centre Court facing big-serving American Sam Querrey.

It's almost jacket weather in London today compared to the almost 40C it reached in the arena yesterday. Doesn't stop the Panama hats making an appearance though...

You can watch this match on BBC Two or on our Queen's live page.

The Kielce City Stadion awaits...

England U21 v Poland U21 (19:45 BST)

Ian Dennis

Senior football reporter in Poland for 5 live Sport

The stadium where England U21s will try to reach the European Championship semi-finals

England Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd hopes the heated exchange that transformed their fortunes against Slovakia on Monday "proves to be a turning point".

Trailing 1-0 at half-time, England were facing an early exit from the European Championship but rallied to win 2-1.

A win against Poland on Thursday will now send England into the last four.

Boothroyd said: "There was a lot of angst in the dressing room but we have grown in confidence since that moment."

Some good news for Forest fans...

Championship football

Ben Brereton
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Teenage Nottingham Forest striker Ben Brereton has signed a new contract which will keep him at club until 2021.

The 18-year-old has made a total of 18 appearances since making his debut as a substitute in the 2-0 defeat by Leeds in January and made his first start against Rotherham a week later.

Brereton came off the bench to score his first Forest goal in the dramatic 2-1 win over Aston Villa in February.

He had been linked with moves to several Premier League clubs.

Get Involved - Your thoughts on the Lions team...

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Dave Fassam: Alun Wyn Jones over Itoje?! Itoje has been a monster on this tour, so much power and speed. Overshadows Gatland dropping North.

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As an Englishman I am happy to see Alun Wyn Jones starting. He is the modern day Martin Johnson, his presence puts him head and shoulders above Itoje and Henderson. Also Williams has been far better than North this season. North is being pick off the form he had on the last Lions tour.

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Speaking of colouful outfits...

New suit colors what do you think ?🤙🏻👌🏻😋 #BakuGP @F1 @ForceIndiaF1 @MercedesAMG

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