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  1. England U21 V Germany U21 (17:00 BST)
  2. Updates from Wimbledon qualifying
  3. Murray withdraws from exhibition match at Hurlingham Club
  4. Rain delay at Eastbourne
  5. Latest transfer news and gossip
  6. Lions v Hurricanes updates
  7. Your dream sporting holiday companions: #bbcsportsday

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By Matt Davis and Libby Dawes

All times stated are UK

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'Right on cue' the England team bus interrupts Terry Butcher's match preview

We're finished here on Sportsday, but you can follow a live text of England Under-21's semi-final on the BBC Sport website.

Remember you can also listen to the game from 16:50 BST from that page. There will also be regular updates on 5 live.

Cheers for joining us today. Same again tomorrow?

Hopefully we will have some actual tennis...

Team news

England U-21 v Germany U-21 (17:00 BST)

Just over an hour to go until England play Germany in the semi-final of the European Under-21 Championship.

This is how the Young Lions will line-up at the Stadion Miejski.

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5 live's Ian Dennis is taking your questions now on Facebook...

Lambert 'may struggle to get game time'

Rickie Lambert'
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Bad news for "Saints legend" - in the words of the Southern Daily Echo - Rickie Lambert...

The former England striker's future at Cardiff City could be in doubt after Bluebirds manager Neil Warnock said the 35-year-old may struggle for game time.

A popular target...

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The Evening Standard say Chelsea have switched their focus to Southampton and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk after Juventus closed the door on a move for 30-year-old Italy centre-back Leonardo Bonucci.

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Adam Rust: I feel like Marcus Bent would be quite the travel companion. 16 clubs in 17 years promises a lot for a road trip.

George Mitchell: Adebayo Akinfenwa, he can teach me how to bench-press 200kg at Venice Beach.

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Fancy shooting some hoops here...

Alex Penfornis

This stunning basketball court is nestled between buildings in an otherwise regular suburb of Paris.

Fashion brand Pigalle worked with design agency Ill Studio and Nike to create the dazzling sight at Rue Duperre in the French capital.

"We're ready. LeBron James mind. This is it. Force," posted the label's Stephane Ashpool, a big basketball fan.

The site was already pretty famous for its bright primary colours but we think this revamp is next level.

Isn't it beautifuullll?!?!

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Henderson and Lawes give Gatland 'food for thought'

Henderson and Lawes have given me 'food for thought' - Gatland

Warren Gatland says Iain Henderson and Courtney Lawes' performances have given him 'food for thought' before the second Test against the All Blacks.

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James Gunnell: I'd like to go to France with Andy Carroll. We'd have to fly though, not sure he offers much in the Channel

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Wimbledon qualifying - play delayed

Broady v Willis

It looks like Liam Broady has better ideas now his match against Marcus Willis is delayed.

The British duo were scheduled to play their Wimbledon qualifier around 15:00 but rain has suspended play for the majority of the day. The latest is "no play before 16:00 BST.

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Humid in Tychy

England U-21 v Germany U-21 (17:00 BST)

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It's overcast and humid in Tychy at the Stadion Miejski.

England players are en route from Krakow while Germany travelled this morning and stopped off in Katowice.

Remember you can listen to the game from 16:50 BST and follow a live text commentary from 16:00 BST, all on the BBC Sport website.

There will also be regular updates on 5 live.

Fun fact about Crystal Palace's new manager...

Frank de Boer is a twin.

Older brother Ronald has tweeted a photo of young Frank in his Barcelona days - we think somewhere in this message, he is wishing him luck but that's sibling banter for you.

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Looks horrible, Paul...

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Another picture of footballers on their holidays...

Not jealous. Not jealous at all.

We have been asking you which sports star you would want to "vacay" with and where you would go... The more imaginative, the better.

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Jen Beattie misses Euro 2017 through injury


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Experienced defender Jen Beattie has been ruled out of the Scotland squad for next month's Women's Euro 2017.

The 26-year-old Manchester City player is missing from head coach Anna Signeul's selections after picking up an ankle injury.

Signeul has named 22 players, allowing for one more space as Arsenal's Emma Mitchell aims to prove her fitness.

Scotland, featuring at their first major finals, open their group campaign against England on 19 July.

Women's World Cup update

England have scored a massive 377-7 in their World Cup match against Pakistan in Leicester.

Nat Sciver (137 off 92) and skipper Heather Knight (106 off 109) were the heroes as England posted their highest ever World Cup score.

You can watch the best of the action over here. Here's a little taster for you...

Carlisle snap up Brentford keeper

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Brentford goalkeeper Jack Bonham has signed a one-year contract extension with the Championship club and then joined League Two Carlisle on loan until January.

The 23-year-old's new deal means he is now under contract at Griffin Park until 2019.

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Matthew Birch: I'd go on a road trip with Peter Odemwingie. Who knows where we would end up?

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Tennis update...

Sad times people.

Due to the glorious British summer*, there will be no play at Roehampton, for Wimbledon qualifying, before 14:30 and at Eastbourne before 15:00 BST.

*Maybe sarcasm...

Yarnold criticises omission of Russians from anti-doping checks

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Britain's Lizzy Yarnold has criticised the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) for failing to include any Russian skeleton athletes on the anti-doping checklist.

The IBSF has named 35 sliders in its registered testing pool who must commit to regular anti-doping checks during the Winter Olympic season.

Yarnold, 28, is one of three Britons in the 11 athletes selected from skeleton.

"I don't understand why there are three GB athletes and no Russians," she said.

"The system is crucial in our fight against doping and I think the IBSF should expand the testing pool."

With the Winter Olympics just over six months away, we will be keeping an eye on the British athletes potentially travelling to Pyeongchang.

One of which is the Olympic skeleton Champion from Sochi 2014. As an advocate for anti-doping, Lizzy Yarnold has been criticising her governing body...

Everton close to signing Nigeria striker


Everton close to signing Nigeria striker
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Everton are close to signing highly rated Nigeria striker Henry Onyekuru in a £7m deal from KAS Eupen.

Onyekuru, 20, scored 22 goals for the Belgian top-flight club last season and has been linked with Arsenal, West Ham United and clubs throughout Europe.

However, the player is understood to have had a medical with Everton on Monday.

Onyekuru is expected to be loaned to Anderlecht for the next 12 months to continue his development in Belgium.

He is regarded by Everton director of football Steve Walsh and manager Ronald Koeman as one for the future.

On this day


In 1979 Muhammad Ali announced his retirement from boxing after 59 professional fights, nine months after regaining the world heavyweight title for the second time against Leon Spinks.

He was tempted back into the ring a year later, though, losing to former sparring partner Larry Holmes for the title.

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Play suspended at Wimbledon qualifying

The covers are on at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, due to the rain showers. Meanwhile at Eastbourne, we have been told there will be no play until at least 14:00 BST.

We will try to keep you posted.

In the mean time, there are highlights of the America's Cup on the Red Button...

Slovakia's PM wants investigation after 'farce' in Under-21 Euros


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Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico wants Uefa to investigate his country's group-stage exit from the European Under-21 Championship.

Italy beat Germany 1-0 in a result that meant both teams progressed at the expense of Slovakia in Poland.

The score was the only one that could have sent both teams through but both Italy and Germany deny any collusion.

Fico has written to Uefa about what he called a "farce performed by players from countries advanced in football".

England v Germany - the big one...

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England duo Nathan Redmond and Nathaniel Chalobah were both having fitness tests on Tuesday morning before tonight's European Under-21 Championship semi-final against Germany.

Both players went off injured during Thursday's crucial win over Poland and trained on their own on Monday.

Chalobah has a groin injury, while Redmond's injury is unknown. Will Hughes and Jacob Murphy are on standby.

Aidy Boothroyd's team take on Germany at 17:00 BST in Tychy, Poland.

Federer recalls when Wimbledon net seemed 'way too high'

As the BBC celebrates 90 years of covering Wimbledon, Roger Federer chats to Sue Barker about his early memories of SW19.

Swindon's rapid rebuilding continues

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Relegated Swindon have made their fourth signing inside a week after completing a two-year deal for striker Paul Mullin from League Two rivals Morecambe

The 22-year-old joined for an undisclosed fee, after making 140 appearances for the Shrimps in three seasons - more than half of them as a substitute.

His arrival at the County Ground follows the captures of Nathan Thompson, Chris Robertson and James Dunne.

On this day


In 2014 Luke Shaw, 18, became the most expensive teenage footballer in history after completing his £27 million move to Manchester United from Southampton.

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Fahad Khan: Can there be a better holiday partner than Mario Balotelli? I doubt it!

Tom Wichert: Dream holiday companion has got to be Balotelli. Visit a sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica. Then Valencia for Las Fallas fireworks.

I'd love to go around Italy with Mario Balotelli. Great food, wine and fun with a talented footballer I'd have a fatherly chat with him as he should have achieved so much more. As a Man City fan I'd love to know how many of the stories are actually true!

Andy, Truro
Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring for Nice
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The former Liverpool and Manchester City striker is proving a popular choice. After securing his future with Nice for another year he could well be up for celebrating with a holiday!

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Wanyama Street in Tanzania axed after a day


Victor Wanyama Street in Tanzania axed after a day
Victor Wanyama

Tottenham and Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama was honoured in Tanzania on Saturday by having a street named after him in Dar es Salaam.

But the gesture looks to have been short-lived as local websites showed a picture of the street sign being taken away the following day.

A statement from the local Ubungo council said procedures to rename a street had not been observed.

There has been no reaction so far from Wanyama, who turned 26 on Sunday.

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Jonny Tomlinson: I'd go carp fishing with Tony Hibbert in France so he could teach me how to throw my line out properly.

Interesting choice! The former Everton defender made 265 appearances in the Premier League and became the only outfield Blue to have a 16-season career.

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No play before 12:45 at Eastbourne


☔️🙁 No play before 12:45pm at the #AegonInternational #Eastbourne 🙁☔️

👉… #RainRainGoAway

☔️🙁 No play before 12:45pm at the #AegonInternational #Eastbourne 🙁☔️ 👉… #RainRainGoAway

But don't worry, you can watch qualifying at Wimbledon now herewhere Britain's Harriet Dart is a set up in her match...

Everton's milestone

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Gabby George has become Everton's first full-time female professional footballer.

The 20-year-old defender has signed a two-year contract.

The Toffees have been operating as a part-time club since their origins as Hoylake FC in 1983, becoming Everton Ladies Football Club in 1995.

The FA introduced the Women’s Super League in 2011, with the aim of creating a full-time top division within the women’s game.

And with Everton taking the vacant spot in WSL 1 for the 2017/18 campaign following Notts County’s liquidation, the club has taken the decision to transition into a full-time organisation.

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Bill Bo: My sporting holiday companions would be Carra and Gary Neville. It would be like Coogan and Brydon, just nigh unintelligible.

Keith: Charles Itandje. A cheeky holiday to Turkey. He could teach me the goalkeeping techniques that got Cameroon to the 2014 World Cup single-handed.

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BreakingMurray withdraws from today's exhibition match


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World number one Andy Murray has pulled out of today's scheduled exhibition match at Hurlingham, citing a sore hip.

The move is said to be precautionary with a week to go until Wimbledon.

He is still expected to play at the Club on Friday.

Klinsmann says no to Black Cats

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Former Germany, US and Bayern Munich coach Jurgen Klinsmann had a great time at a concert in LA.

We know this because he said so on Facebook.

At the same time, he also ruled himself out of the running for the Sunderland job.

"Had a blast last night at STYX concert at the beautiful Greek Theatre in L.A. What a fantastic venue! "On another front: no truth on rumors coaching Sunderland FC in the near future."

There had been rumours that a German consortium wanted Klinsmann in charge at the Stadium of Light, if they completed a takeover of the north-east club.

Pick your top 3 Wimbledon moments



Over the past 90 years, the BBC and Wimbledon have served up some incredible sporting memories.

And now we are giving you the chance to pick your top three moments.

Our panel of BBC tennis experts have narrowed it down to 10 moments - you can watch them all here (UK users only) and then make your choice, but please remember to pick your top three in order.

It closes at 14:00 BST TODAY and the results will be counted down from 10 to one during a BBC Radio 5 live special on tomorrow starting at 20:30.

Gomis to return to Swansea?

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It looks like Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis is on his way back to Wales, at least temporarily.

The 31-year-old spent last season on loan at Marseille, scoring 21 goals in 39 matches.

But the president of the French club has confirmed that Gomis will not be staying at Marseille.

So where now for the Frenchman?


And just as I write, play has been suspended with a good old British rain delay... The umbrellas are up and the players make their way down the tunnel.

Djokovic v Pospisil


Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has just gotten us under way at Eastbourne - he looks nervous but has held his serve against his second round opponent, Canada's Vasek Pospisil.

I will do my best to bring you updates from this match every now and again.

The twelve-time Grand Slam winner has said this year has been his toughest in tennis and has slipped out of the top two in the rankings for the first time since 2011.

Eastbourne is the first grass-court tournament the 30-year-old has played before Wimbledon since 2010.

"I've been struggling with the level of tennis," he told BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller.

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