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Summary

  1. Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery, aged six, dies
  2. Man Utd 'agree £75m fee' with Everton for Lukaku
  3. Man City's Iheanacho close to £25m Leicester move
  4. Barcelona sign England striker Duggan
  5. Get Involved - #bbcsportsday

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Bethanie Mattek-Sands is having more scans on a serious knee injury she picked up during her Wimbledon singles match on Thursday.

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Such sad news about @Bradleysfight, sending all my love to his friends & family!! Goodnight godbless little man 💔👼 xxx

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Terribly sad to hear that little Bradley Lowery has passed away. A warrior and an inspiration to the end. RIP Bradley.

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Here is a statement from Sunderland, the beloved club of Bradley Lowery, who has died aged six following a long illness.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Bradley’s parents, Gemma and Carl, his brother Kieran and their family and friends. We extend our love and support to them, now and always.

"Bradley captured the hearts and minds of everyone at our club with his indomitable spirit, tremendous courage and beautiful smile, which could light up even the darkest of rooms. Despite battling neuroblastoma for much of his all too short life, he demonstrated a bravery and fortitude beyond his years that humbled us all. He was truly an inspiration.

"His heart-warming friendship with players and staff alike epitomised the impact this wonderful little boy had on everyone he met. He had a special relationship with Jermain Defoe and their feelings for each other were evident for all to see. Jermain, naturally, is heartbroken.

"Bradley’s story not only touched our club and our fans, but also the wider football community. Football can be a powerful force for good and our sport came together to embrace Bradley’s fight in a unique way. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to every club and fan who supported Bradley in recent months and showed such warmth and kindness to the Lowery’s - we are truly grateful.

"Throughout his illness, Bradley’s family and friends have worked tirelessly to increase awareness of this brutal disease. Their fundraising campaign, initially for Bradley’s treatment and subsequently to raise money for the foundation that will bear his name, will ensure that other youngsters and parents facing the devastation of life-threatening illnesses will have the help and support they so desperately need.

"Bradley’s passing will have a profound effect on everyone and we understand that people will want to reach out to support the Lowery’s. We would kindly ask on their behalf however, that that they are given the privacy they need as a family at this most unimaginably difficult time. We will continue to support them in whatever way we can."

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so sad to hear the news of @Bradleysfight passing but what an incredibly tough and inspirational person 😞💔🙏🏼

BreakingSunderland fan Bradley Lowery dies

Six-year-old Sunderland supporter Bradley Lowery, who had terminal cancer, has died.

Here is the statement from his Facebook page:

"My brave boy has went with the angels today 07/07/17 at 13:35, in mammy and daddies arms surrounded by his family. 💔💔💔

"He was our little superhero and put the biggest fight up but he was needed else where.

"There are no words to describe how heart broken we are.

"Thank you everyone for all your support and kind words.

"Sleep tight baby boy and fly high with them angels."

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The pre-season fitness & finance balance

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Premier League clubs are aiming to strike the perfect balance between fitness and finance during their pre-season tours.

Australia, China and the United States are among the destinations for more than 100 fixtures this summer.

The 20 top-flight sides will also travel within Europe as they seek to combine the best pre-season training with brand promotion around the world.

The 25th Premier League season kicks off on 11 August.

So read Kate Kopczyk's piece on the balance between getting the players ready for that new campaign and exploiting sponsorship opportunities.

Boycott live on BBC TMS Facebook

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Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott will be live on the BBC TMS Facebook page at the tea interval to answer your questions in a new slot called FaceBoycs Live (geddit?).

Visit https://www.facebook.com/testmatchspecial/ now, like the page, and you’ll get a notification when the big man is ready. Easy!

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In 1990, Martina Navratilova beat Zina Garrison in only 57 minutes to win a record ninth Wimbledon women's singles title.

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Watson out to Azarenka

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Heather Watson is out.... she won the first set 6-3 against Victoria Azarenka on Centre Court, but lost the second 6-1.

And it was the former world number one who took the third 6-4 after both players traded breaks.

Follow all the reaction to that one and the build up to Johanna Konta and Andy Murray's matches this afternoon here.

Boyata out for up to three months

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Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata faces up to three months out with a knee injury.

The Belgium international - who established himself as a regular starter in the second half of last season - will miss Celtic's Champions League qualifying campaign after suffering medial ligament damage during a friendly draw with Slavia Prague on Tuesday.

Assistant manager Chris Davies said: "It looks like a pretty bad knee injury really.

"The timeline we are looking at at the minute is up to three months, but we're always optimistic and we will see what we can do."

Filling time between Tests...?

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Derbies to form basis of EFL Trophy

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Derby matches have formed the basis of the Checkatrade Trophy group stages before Under-21 invited teams are drawn into them on Wednesday, 12 July.

Three League One and Two teams have been placed in the 16 four-team groups, with space left for an Under-21 team, in order to reduce overall travel time.

Peterborough and Cambridge will play each other competitively for the first time since December 2001.

Notts County also face Mansfield, while Exeter will play Devon rivals Plymouth.

Italian cyclist Cretti in coma after crash

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Claudia Cretti (fourth from left) has toured with Italy women's team

Italian cyclist Claudia Cretti is in an induced coma in hospital after crashing during the Giro Rosa.

The 21-year-old collided with the barriers during stage seven of the women's Tour of Italy on Thursday.

She was flown to hospital in Benevento and is said to be critical but stable with serious head and shoulder injuries.

Her team, Valcar-PBM, have confirmed she has had surgery to relieve the pressure on her brain.

Chelsea keeper message for Ikeme

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The Wolves and Nigeria goalkeeper is to begin chemotherapy after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia.

The Championship club say Ikeme, 31, returned "abnormal blood tests" during pre-season testing and further checks confirmed the diagnosis.

Hamilton edges Vettel in Austria

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton topped the second practice session at the Austrian Grand Prix from title rival Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari.

Hamilton was 0.147 seconds quicker than Vettel at the Red Bull Ring, with the second Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas 0.216secs off the pace.

The Finn spun at Turn Six while trying to improve and was lucky not to crash.

The Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen took fourth and fifth ahead of Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari.

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In 1985, unseeded Boris Becker became the youngest Wimbledon men's singles champion, aged only 17.

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Watson level having won first set

Wimbledon 2017

Heather Watson won the first set against Victoria Azarenka, but the former world number one has just hit back to level.

Meanwhile, Aljaz Bedene is out after a 7-6 7-5 6-4 defeat by Gilles Muller.

You can follow all the action from Wimbledon live here.

Hennings leaves Clarets

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German striker Rouwen Hennings has left Burnley to sign for Fortuna Dusseldorf on a free transfer.

He spent last season on loan with the Bundesliga 2 side, scoring nine league goals.

Bilbao players show support for team-mate

Athletic Bilbao players have shaved their heads in support of defender Yeray Alvarez as he receives treatment for testicular cancer.

The Spaniard was first diagnosed in December and had surgery before returning to action in February.

However, Alvarez had to leave Spain's under-21 squad after a medical check-up revealed the cancer had returned.

Here's the tweet.

McIlroy out of Irish Open

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Defending champion Rory McIlroy crashed out of the Irish Open on Friday, missing the cut in his home event for the fourth time in five years.

After labouring to an opening 72 on a day when 105 of the 156-strong field broke par, McIlroy could only add a second round of 73 at Portstewart Golf Club for a half-way total of one over par.

The world number four's frustrations boiled over when he slammed his driver onto a tee marker following a poor drive on the seventh, his 16th hole of the day, but it was a clumsy double-bogey six on the next which sealed his fate.

"I felt like I was battling well, two under through 13 and with another par five coming up, and to bogey the sixth took the wind out of my sails," McIlroy said.

Ter Stegen sends best wishes to Ikeme

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Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has sent his best wishes to Wolves counterpart Carl Ikeme after he was diagnosed with acute leukaemia.

Germany international Ter Stegen posted on Facebook on Friday saying that the news that Ikeme, 31, had the condition had "touched his heart".

The diagnosis came about following pre-season blood tests on the player, who has been with Wolves throughout his professional career.

Ter Stegen wrote: "Today I read the story about Carl Ikeme, a goalkeeper for Nigeria and Wolverhampton, who's been diagnosed with acute leukaemia. A person I've never met but his story affects me and touches my heart.

"I can't underline how important health is. In sport, it means a lot for every athlete; and it's not just crucial so that we perform well but our health does affect us mentally also. I wish Carl and his family all the strength in the world.

"I'm sure his team-mates and club will be there too, and all their fans. It's important to be united! And me too, I offer all my possible support. I'm hoping he can fight like goalkeepers always do, with a calm and positive mind.

"I believe in you, Carl. Be strong. Be brave."

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Muller breaks Bedene on way to winning the second set

Muller breaks Bedene on way to winning the second set

'It will change your life forever'

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So says Ben Nutt - winner of Premiership Rugby's BreakThru Achiever award this week - about HITZ, the grassroots rugby programme that has helped him turn his life around.

Ahead of arguably the biggest game in world rugby tomorrow, it's worth taking a minute to remember those at the other end of the pyramid - volunteers whose efforts are the foundation of our domestic game and have been rightly rewarded by the organisers of English rugby's top-flight.

You can read more about Ben and the other winners here.

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Chelsea turn to Morata or Belotti

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Chelsea will turn to Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata or Torino’s Andrea Belotti to try and satisfy a “livid” Antonio Conte, although sources say the club still haven’t completely given up hope on signing Romelu Lukaku from Everton, despite the Belgian striker’s anticipated move to Manchester United - that's according to the Independent.