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Caroline Chapman and Steve Canavan

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  1. Post update

    That's all from us for one night, folks.

    Join that man Steve Canavan bright and early at 08:00 BST on Tuesday for more of the same.

  2. Challenge Cup draw reaction

    Rugby League

    That draw has thrown up some interesting games, then.

    Holders Leeds Rhinos will face Super League rivals Huddersfield Giants, while the lowest ranked side York City Knights will travel to top-flight St Helens.

    And there's a nice trip to France for Featherstone Rovers as they place Catalans Dragons.

    The ties will be played on the weekend of 15, 16 and 17 May.

  3. Challenge Cup sixth round draw

    Rugby League

    Widnes v Batley Bulldogs

    Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants

    Hull FC v Castleford Tigers

    Wigan Warriors v Hull KR

    Catalans Dragons v Featherstone Rovers

    St Helens v York City Knights

    Wakefield v Leigh Centurions

    Dewsbury v Warrington

  4. Challenge Cup sixth-round draw

    Rugby League

    Wigan legend Shaun Edwards and ex-Bradford, Leeds and Salford centre Nathan McAvoy are building up to the draw.

    Watch it live now on Sportsday on the BBC News Channel.

  5. Challenge Cup draw numbers

    Rugby League

    If your team is in the draw, you can find your lucky numbers via this link.

    Super League sides Hull FC, Hull KR and Wakefield all made it past round five, and they are now joined by the remaining eight top-flight clubs from last season.

  6. Q&A with Shaun Edwards

    Rugby League

    Wigan Warriors legend and rugby union coach Shaun Edwards has been answering your questions ahead of the Challenge Cup sixth round draw, which is live on Sportsday and on the BBC News Channel from 18:30 BST.

    Check out the full Q&A here.

    Edwards will be joined for the draw by former London Bronco Tulsen Tollett and ex-Salford, Bradford, Leeds and Wigan centre Nathan McAvoy.

    Challenge Cup draw

    And you can see all the weekend's action on the Super League Show on BBC One at 23:25 BST (North East & Cumbria, North West, Yorks & Lincs, Yorkshire only)

  7. No pressure on Millwall - Harris


    Millwall caretaker manager Neil Harris says the pressure is off his side in the Championship relegation battle.

    The Lions will move to within a point of safety if they beat Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday evening.

    "It is a big hurdle to get to the 40-point mark and once you do that, teams above you start looking over their shoulders," he told BBC London 94.9.

    "They know we are coming. We have been in no-man's land for a while and are slowly edging our way back into it."

  8. Wales' "tough" Euro draw


    Jess Fishlock

    Midfielder Jess Fishlock thinks Wales have been handed a tough draw in the 2017 Women's European Championship qualifiers.

    Wales will play in group eight along with 2013 runners-up Norway, Austria, Israel and Kazakhstan.

    "Norway and Austria are going to be difficult and Israel and Kazakhstan are extremely difficult places to go and play," Fishlock told BBC Wales Sport.

    You can find out the full draw here.

  9. Hogan on way back


    Glamorgan fast bowler Michael Hogan is set to return from injury for their next County Championship match against Derbyshire on 3 May.

    Hogan, 33 - the county's 2014 player of the year - hurt a hamstring playing for Western Australia and has missed Glamorgan's first two fixtures.

  10. World Championship update


    Neil Robertson quickly dispatched of Jamie Jones in the World Championship first round, and now it's time for a bit of Game of Thrones action for the world number four.

    He tweeted earlier:

    Neil Robertson on Twitter
  11. 'Division of death' awaits Bristol City


    Stephen Lansdown and Aaron Wilbraham

    Bristol City are ready to compete in "the division of death" following their promotion to the Championship, says owner Stephen Lansdown.

    The Robins drew with Coventry on Saturday to seal the League One title.

    "It is the division of death because of the teams coming down from the Premier League with big parachute payments," Lansdown, 62, told BBC Points West.

    "But if you get a good team spirit together and invest in the right way you can compete."

  12. Challenge Cup round six draw

    Rugby League

    While we're talking about the egg-shaped ball.....

    A reminder that the Challenge Cup draw for round six is taking place this evening at 18:30 BST on BBC News Channel and here on Sportsday.

    The trophy has already arrived at BBC Sport HQ:

    Challenge Cup draw
  13. Tigers sign prop Bailey for season

    Rugby League

    Castleford Tigers have announced the signing of prop forward Ryan Bailey on a deal until the end of the season.

    The 31-year-old was released by Hull KR last month after a single appearance for the club, having previously played over 300 games for Leeds Rhinos.

    "I want to put my reputation behind me now and start afresh and I hope the fans here get behind me," said Bailey, whose contract includes an option to extend it for a further two years at the end of the current campaign.

  14. 'We have to stay focused' - Vlaar


    Ron Vlaar

    Aston Villa's Ron Vlaar has said his side need to stay focused after their FA Cup semi-final win.

    Villa beat Liverpool 2-1 to seal a place in the FA Cup final against Arsenal on 30 May, but Vlaar said league survival was still the priority.

    "We have to be careful - we can enjoy the moment but from Tuesday we focus again on the next game," he told BBC Midlands Today following the victory.

    Tim Sherwood's side are 15th, four points above the relegation places.

  15. World Championship latest


    England's Mark Davis is 4-0 up against an out-of-sorts Ding Junhui in Sheffield.

    Can China's number one pull it back to get past the first round?

    Watch all the action on the BBC Sport website and the red button.

  16. Monday Night Club


    Or if football debate is more your thing, join Mark Chapman for the Monday Night Club with Robbie Savage, Steve Claridge and Amy Lawrence.

    You can listen live on BBC Radio 5Live from 19:00 BST.

    Mark Chapman
  17. The Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show

    Michael Vaughan and Phil Tuffnell

    Anyone from Monday night cricket? Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan will be on BBC Radio 5Live tonight with cricket news and discussion ahead of England's second Test against the West Indies.

    Listen from 20:30 BST on radio, digital TV and online.

  18. The world according to Garth



    Just in case you missed it, Garth Crooks has been hard at work putting together his team of the week.

    Here it is - and you'll find the full article here.

  19. Horse racing

    A busy day on the racing front with action this afternoon at Hexham, Kempton and Pontefract, ahead of the Cork, Newton Abbot and Windsor evening meetings.

    You can check out all the latest racing results on the BBC Sport website.

  20. #bbcsportsday

    Get Involved

    There's a common grievance running in our debate on the Football League's team of the decade....

    Football Manager team of the decade

    Dave Ivermee: Not a single player (or manager) from the #ReadingFC team that got 106 points (the most ever)? Crazy.

    Robin Hinton: Can you believe that? Not one #ReadingFC player in the team despite winning the league in 2011/12.

    Scott Whiting: No #ReadingFC players even though they broke the points record and then finished 8th in the Prem?

    What do you reckon? Let us know your thoughts using #bbcsportsday on Twitter and on our BBC Sport Facebook.

  21. Low on the move


    Dundee have signed Aberdeen midfielder Nicky Low on a pre-contract agreement.

    Nicky Low

    Low, who has made 37 appearances for the Dons, mostly from the bench, has agreed a three-year deal with Dundee.

  22. 'Warnock told me I should leave'


    Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray has revealed he was told the club wasn't the right place for him by former boss Neil Warnock.

    In an interview with Four Four Two magazine, Murray - who has scored six goals in as many games since returning from a loan spell at Reading - said: "When I had a private conversation with the gaffer [Warnock] he told me that Palace wasn't the place for me to be.

    Glenn Murray

    "I decided it was best to go to Reading. I wanted to play."

    Murray added: "It's just great to be playing a run of games again and getting my name on the scoresheet. I never wanted to leave the club in the summer."

  23. What's gone wrong at Anfield?


    A year ago, a 3-2 win at Norwich left Liverpool five points clear at the top of the Premier League table with three games remaining.

    We all know what happened next - and fast forward 12 months and the club's FA Cup semi-final defeat means Brendan Rodgers will become the first Anfield boss since the 1950s not to win a trophy in his first three seasons in charge.


    BBC Sport's Neil Johnston has asked former players John Scales and Mark Lawrenson and ex-boss Roy Evans what they make of the situation.

    It's a fascinating read, you'll find it here.

  24. Neville wants permanent Arena move


    Manchester Thunder v Hertfordshire Mavericks

    Manchester Thunder hope to make the Manchester Arena their permanent home, says head coach Tracey Neville.

    Thunder attracted a club-record crowd of over 4,000 at the venue as they lost to Hertfordshire Mavericks in the Superleague semi-final on Saturday.

    Last year's champions, who were unbeaten before the loss to Mavericks, currently play at Wright Robinson Sports College.

    "This event today was unreal. I was so surprised and honoured to be part of it," Neville told BBC Sport. "I hope this is where netballing is evolving and this is our home venue for the rest of our lives."

  25. Begovic causing a stir



    Daily Mail: Real Madrid and Manchester City target Asmir Begovic, 27, is a key player for Stoke City according to manager Mark Hughes, who is determined to keep the goalkeeper at the Britannia Stadium.

  26. Football League team of the decade

    Get Involved

    The Football League team of the decade was announced last night.

    What do you make of the selection? Who would you have in your dream team?

    Give us your views on Twitter via #bbcsportsday or on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Football Manager team of the decade
  27. Long way to go for Lewis

    Formula 1

    Got a spare 10 minutes?

    Then may we recommend this article about why no-one should get too carried away by Lewis Hamilton's hot start to the season and assume the Mercedes driver already has the drivers' championship in the bag.

    Emerson Fittipaldi, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna
    Image caption: =

    In 1973, for instance, Lotus driver Emerson Fittipaldi's began brilliantly with three wins in the first four races. But the Brazilian managed only four more podiums in the next 11 races and ended the season 16 points adrift of champion Jackie Stewart.

    It's happened to others too, including Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost. The full article is here.

  28. Tragedy at rugby game

    Rugby Union

    A 25-year-old fly-half has died after suffering a head injury while making a tackle for his Australian club side.

    Nick Tooth

    Quirindi Lions' Nick Tooth was airlifted to hospital after a clash of heads against Narrabri Blue Boars on Saturday, and died despite surgery.

    "There was no foul play, nothing untoward about it at all. Sadly it was just a very tragic accident," club president Charles Murray told ABC, Australia's public broadcaster. "He was a lovely kid."

  29. County Championship latest

    BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James reports from Birmingham, with Warwickshire 221-7 at tea, trailing Hampshire by 98 runs.

    "A better session from Warwickshire thanks mainly to Tim Ambrose (73*).

    "They scored 129-2 between the breaks ensuring they first saved the follow on, and now can close in on the Hampshire total.

    "Hampshire's razor-sharp catching from the morning session failed them this afternoon. Liam Dawson couldn't hold on to a difficult low catch at second slip when Ambrose had 35. Will Smith almost held on to a sharp chance at gulley, although Rikki Clarke was out soon after. "

  30. County Championship latest

    BBC Leeds' Dave Callaghan at Trent Bridge, where Yorkshire are 140-1 from 49 overs at tea, trailing Nottinghamshire by 288 runs.

    "This is proving to be tense battle with bat in charge of ball. Notts were eventually bowled out for 428 with Alex Hales registering a magnificent 236.

    "Yorkshire have made a spirited reply. They lost young opener Will Rhodes for a useful 41, but Cheteshwar Pujara (31) and Alex Lees (68) have put together a decent partnership."

  31. News at 4

    Here are the headlines so far today:

    Football: A record 40 managers across the top four English divisions had been dismissed by the end of March, according to new research published by the League Managers Association.

    Women's football: Manchester City Ladies midfielder Jill Scott will serve a three-match ban following her headbutt in Sunday's 1-0 defeat by Arsenal.

    Barry Hawkins

    Snooker: World number five Barry Hawkins reached the World Championship second round with victory in a final-frame decider against qualifier Matthew Selt, who had battled back from 9-4 down to 9-9.

    Rugby/Cricket: There have been two deaths in the sporting world, both in horribly freak fashion. Nick Tooth, a 25-year-old fly-half, died after a clash of heads as he made a tackle for Australian club side Quirindi Lions. In India, promising young cricketer Ankit Keshri, 20, died after colliding with a team-mate as they both attempted to take a catch in a club game.

  32. County Championship latest


    BBC Radio Wales's Nick Webb with updates from Glamorgan v Surrey in Cardiff:

    "Glamorgan reached the tea interval on 21 for no wicket, in reply to Surrey's mammoth 563-7 declaration.

    "Steven Davies struck a chanceless career best 200 not out off 290 balls with 23 fours, sharing 50 partnerships with Jason Roy and Tom Curran.

    "Glamorgan were left 12 overs to bat before tea, with Jacques Rudolph and James Kettleborough surviving a few false shots to reach their first objective."

  33. Ali is 'explosive'


    Moeen Ali's likely return to the England team completes an "exciting" and explosive middle order for England, says vice-captain Ian Bell.


    The all-rounder could replace James Tredwell, who injured his arm in the drawn first Test against West Indies, and would bat at number eight in the second Test in Grenada.

    "Mo is a quality batter and bowler so we will have to fit him in somewhere," said Bell. "With Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, that is an exciting lower order."

    West Indies hung on for a draw in the opening game of the three-match series despite off-spinner Tredwell taking five wickets in the match.

  34. Neil's not messing about



    You know how we said Neil Robertson's first round Crucible match with Jamie Jones was unlikely to last much longer?

    We were right. It's all over. The Aussie wrapped up the first three frames of the afternoon session to win 10-2

  35. Talking a good game


    In case you missed it, Mark Lawrenson and Jason Roberts joined presenter Mark Chapman on Match of the Day 3 to discuss this weekend's Premier League talking points.


    Have Chelsea offered 'substance over style' this season and will outgoing Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp head to the English top-flight?

    Find out here.

  36. 'I'm hurt at stick' - Toure


    Yaya Toure

    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, says he has been hurt by recent criticism of him in the media, according to the Manchester Evening News.

  37. Cellino denies strike claim


    Leeds United president Massimo Cellino has denied telling six Leeds United players to go on strike before Saturday's 2-1 loss to Charlton Athletic, reports The Sun.


    The paper says Mirco Antenucci, Giuseppe Bellusci, Dario del Fabro, Marco Silvestri, Souleymane Doukara and Edgar Cani pulled out of Saturday's 2-1 Charlton loss at short notice, insisting they were injured.

  38. Rapid Robertson


    Neil Robertson is a frame away from booking his place in the second round of the World Snooker Championship.

    The Australian, who took a 7-2 advantage into his afternoon match against Welsh qualifier Jamie Jones, has claimed the first two frames in comfortable fashion to lead 9-2.

    This one seems unlikely to last much longer. Follow all the action here.

  39. Leigh on the up

    Rugby League

    Leigh Centurions are capable of playing in Super League, as shown by their Challenge Cup win over Salford, according to head coach Paul Rowley.

    Leigh Centurions players

    The Championship side, who extended their winning run to 21 games, beat Salford 22-18 in the fifth round.

    Leigh are top of the league and favourites for a top-flight return.

    "Anyone who doubted and thought it was pie in the sky and we had no chance, it's answered that question," Rowley told BBC Radio Manchester. "We're capable."

  40. Gerrard sad but 'will deal with it'


    Liverpool defender Kolo Toure insists a "sad" Steven Gerrard will deal with the reality of being denied a fairytale FA Cup final farewell.

    "Of course we wanted to do very well for the last game of Stevie for the club but at the end of the day, we wanted to do it for the fans because this club deserves to have a trophy," said Toure.


    "He (Gerrard) is fine. Of course he is sad, like all the dressing room, but he has been in this game for a long time and he knows how to deal with these situations."

    Liverpool's defeat by Aston Villa denied Gerrard a Cup Final appearance on his 35th birthday on what would have been his very last appearance for his boyhood club.

  41. Launchbury ready for take-off

    Rugby Union

    England lock Joe Launchbury is hopeful of making his comeback in Wasps' Premiership clash with Leicester on 9 May.

    Launchbury has been sidelined since October because of a nerve problem caused by a bulging disc in his neck.


    "I'm approaching six months out of the game, so it's been a long time. Now I'm approaching sort of the crunch time of the rehab." Launchbury said.

    If fit he is a certainty to make England's World Cup squad. "The World Cup has been the biggest carrot throughout this injury," the 24-year-old added.

  42. Aussies track Crouch

    Football gossip

    Peter Crouch

    Daily Mirror: Stoke striker Peter Crouch, 34, is wanted by Australian club Newcastle Jets. Crouch, out of contract in June 2017, has scored seven Premier League goals for the Potters this season.

  43. England discover opponents


    The draw for the qualifying phase of the 2017 Women's European Championship in Netherlands has been held.


    England, who are ranked sixth in the world, will play against Belgium, Serbia, Bosnia-Hercegovina and Estonia.

    Wales's group includes 2013 runners-up Norway, while Northern Ireland will have to play a Switzerland side that has qualified for the 2015 World Cup.

    Scotland's opponents include Iceland and Belarus, with Republic of Ireland in the same group as Spain and Finland.

  44. The pressure's on you


    Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has already begun the mind games ahead of the FA Cup Final, claiming all the pressure will be on Arsenal.

    Tim Sherwood

    The teams meet on 30 May at Wembley and after two defeats at the hands of the Gunners this season - losing 3-0 and 5-0 - Sherwood said: "We will be the underdogs. The pressure is on Arsenal as they are the holders.

    "It'll be a great occasion for the football club but nothing is won yet. We need to secure our safety and then come back and take the game to Arsenal."

  45. Three-game ban for Scott


    The FA bans Jill Scott for three matches following her head butt on Arsenal defender Jade Bailey.

    Manchester City Ladies midfielder Jill Scott

    Scott will miss Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final v Chelsea on 4 May, as well as league fixtures against Liverpool and Chelsea.

    She will now not play a competitive match before this summer's World Cup which starts on 6 June. However, England have a friendly against World Cup hosts Canada on 29 May which Scott will be available for.

  46. Pompey encouraged by manager job interest


    Portsmouth chief executive Mark Catlin says there is "significantly more interest" in the managerial position at Fratton Park compared to their last search for a new boss in 2013.

    However, he confirmed they may wait until the end of May to appoint a successor to Andy Awford.

    "Personally I think it would be worth waiting a few weeks to get the right man," Catlin told BBC Radio Solent.

  47. Steelers sack coach

    Ice Hockey

    Sheffield Steelers have sacked coach Gerad Adams despite the Canadian leading them to the Elite League title.

    The 36-year-old also guided Steelers to the Challenge Cup final and play-off showpiece last season, losing to Cardiff Devils and Coventry Blaze respectively.

  48. Selt reacts to World Championship exit


    Matthew Selt has just tweeted after losing to Barry Hawkins in Sheffield:

    Matthew Selt tweet

    Selt came back from 9-4 down to draw 9-9, but 2013 runner-up Hawkins wrapped up the first-round win in the deciding frame.

  49. Hawkins sees off Selt


    Barry Hawkins

    Barry Hawkins has been speaking to BBC Sport about his narrow 10-9 first-round win over Matthew Selt at the World Championship:

    "Fair play to Matt, he played some great stuff and put me under pressure but I don't feel like I was squandering chances.

    "To come through like that is a great feeling and I am delighted.

    "There is nothing worse than when someone is coming back at you like that and they are growing in confidence. It is a horrible place to be. I was pushed all the way but played some good stuff."

  50. Vote closed

    The results are in.....

    Brendan Rodgers

    This should cheer Brendan Rodgers up: more than half of you reckon he'll still be in the Anfield hotseat next season.

    A quarter of you think it'll be Jurgen Klopp. Wishful thinking, Liverpool fans?

    Thanks for voting.

  51. Risky business


    A record 40 managers across the top four English divisions had been dismissed by the end of March, according to new research published by the League Managers Association.

    The highest previous figure up to the same point in the season was the 36 dismissals in the 2012-13 campaign. The total of 16 dismissals in this season's Championship was four up on the previous high of 12, also during the 2012-13 season.

    The LMA says that if the trend continues the previous record of 46 for a full season, set in 2006-07, will be exceeded.

    Mark Robins

    Mark Robins was the first manager to lose his job this term - sacked after ONE game when Huddersfield lost 4-0 to Bournemouth on the opening day.

  52. "I don't want a driver to fall asleep."

    Formula 1

    Ferrari are playing hard to get with driver Kimi Raikkonen.

    Kimi Raikkonen

    They are holding off signing a new contract with the Finn, to ensure he stays motivated this season.

    Raikkonen's deal runs out this year and Ferrari have an option to retain the 35-year-old alongside Sebastian Vettel in 2016.

    Team boss Maurizio Arrivabene said: "He has demonstrated he's a great driver so if you're asking now if he deserves to renew the option, I'm going to say yes.

    "But if I'm going to say yes, I don't want a driver to fall asleep."

  53. Hawkins nicks it



    Unbelievable. After Matthew Selt showed unbelievable pluck and courage to fight back from 9-4 down to 9-9, he's fallen at the final hurdle ... Barry Hawkins winning the final frame (75-7) to pinch an epic match 10-9.

    A brilliant, valiant effort from Selt though - what a game.

  54. Collum's big date


    Scottish referee Willie Collum has been handed one of the biggest appointments of his career after being told he will take charge of Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final between Monaco and Juventus.

    The 36-year-old Glasgow official works as a religious education teacher.

  55. A shock from Selt?


    Matt Selt

    Matthew Selt is having a stormer in Sheffield. He's gone from 9-4 down to 9-9 against Barry Hawkins in the World Championship first round.

    Selt, from Nuneaton, has just notched a 94 break and it's now into the deciding frame.

    You can watch all the action on the BBC Sport website and red button.

  56. 'We looked very nervous' - Gerrard


    Steven Gerrard has accused his Liverpool team-mates of letting nerves affect them in their lacklustre FA Cup semi-final defeat against Aston Villa.


    Reds captain Gerrard, who joins LA Galaxy in the close-season, and had been hoping for a victory to set up the prospect of a fairytale farewell in the final on his 35th birthday next month, told Talksport: "We didn't play, we looked very nervous for some reason.

    "We're a team that's built on passing and playing it quickly but we were very disappointing in that aspect and they were much better than us.

    "I thought Aston Villa were much better than us and that's the overriding feeling after the game."

  57. County Championship

    Kumar Sangakkara congratulates Steven Davies

    Now that we've got through all the lunchtime updates, it's probably a good time to remind you you can listen to live ball-by-ball commentary of every County Championship game on the BBC Sport website and via the BBC Sport app.

  58. County Championship


    BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James watching Warwickshire v Hampshire:

    "This morning has very much belonged to Hampshire, after they claimed five wickets for 78 in two hours.

    "The catching behind the stumps has been exemplary, led by keeper Adam Wheater, who took a low one-handed diving catch to get rid of Chopra (24) for the first wicket of the morning.

    "Andre Adams also chipped in with his first Hampshire wicket on the stroke of lunch. The home side need 170 to avoid the follow on."

  59. County Championship updates


    BBC Radio Kent's Matt Cole watching Essex v Kent:

    "The morning belongs to Essex. Firstly digging themselves out of a huge hole at 69-7 to end up 164 all out. Graham Napier (57) and Jaik Mickleburgh (46) putting on a game-high 80 for the eighth wicket.

    Graham Napier

    "Kent took a first innings lead of 29, but after being subjected to a nervy half-hour batting before lunch on a feisty pitch in the sunshine, they find themselves 12-2.

    "Sixteen wickets fell on the first day, it won't be a surprise if the same happens today."

  60. Rocket hits the Crucible


    BBC Sport's George Riley on five-time winner Ronnie O'Sullivan, who starts his 2015 World Snooker Championship campaign on Tuesday against qualifer Craig Steadman: "Ronnie O at the Crucible today. V relaxed, care-free and chatty over lunch just now. Some good running tips too #bbcsnooker"

  61. Guardiola dismisses City rumour


    Pep Guardiola insists he will remain Bayern Munich's coach next season, despite reports he is set to take over at Manchester City when his current contract expires in June 2016.

    "My future is: Wednesday free, Thursday training, and, of course, next year to be here. That's my future," said Guardiola, pictured here in this rather arty shot.


    Guardiola, meanwhile, has work to do if Bayern are to remain in the Champions League. They host Porto on Tuesday needing to overturn a two-goal deficit after losing last week's quarter-final first leg 3-1 in Portugal.

  62. County Championship updates

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Ammon at Hove for Sussex v Worcestershire:

    "Another glorious day in Hove, not a cloud in the sky and the deckchairs are heavily populated.

    "There's plenty of pace and bounce in the pitch and a fast outfield. Matthew Hobden took two quick wickets in the first half an hour bowling from the sea end.

    "Richard Oliver has played very responsibly despite been given two let offs after being dropped twice by Craig Cachopa. He and Alex Gidman have put on a 73-run partnership for the third wicket.

    "It's a very good wicket here at the County Ground with something in it for both batsmen and bowlers which has produced an entertaining morning's cricket in front of a decent crowd."

  63. County Championship updates


    BBC Leeds commentator Dave Callaghan at Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire:

    "The first day saw Notts in control with Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie admitting his team had bowled badly.

    "But he would have been happier on the morning of day two as Yorkshire grabbed three wickets for 35 runs to dismiss the home side for 428.

    "One of those to go was Alex Hales, who had played superbly for his 236. Steve Patterson was the pick of the Yorkshire bowlers with 3-78.

    "Yorkshire began their reply and at lunch they will be satisfied with progress - they're 62 for no wicket from 16 overs."

  64. County Championship updates


    BBC Radio Wales's Nick Webb with the latest from Glamorgan v Surrey in Cardiff:

    "Steven Davies led the way for Surrey with 167 not out as they moved remorselessly on to 495-5 by lunch on day two against Glamorgan at the Swalec Stadium.

    "Kumar Sangakkara reached 149 on his Surrey debut before the veteran Sri Lankan drove David Lloyd to Will Bragg at cover, ending a stand worth 294.

    "Jason Roy contributed a breezy 32 in a 50 stand with Davies before Andy Carter had him caught behind.

    "Surrey could look towards a declaration in the afternoon session if they want plenty of time to try to bowl Glamorgan out twice."

  65. England's Scott sent off for headbutt


    Jill Scott and Jade Bailey

    England and Manchester City midfielder Jill Scott saw red after an unsavoury incident in a WSL game on Sunday.

    Scott, 28, appeared to headbutt Arsenal defender Jade Bailey and was sent off for her reaction.

    You can watch the incident here and read Scott's apology, which came after City's 1-0 defeat.

  66. Kane's turn to buy dinner


    Reaching 30 goals for the season in the 3-1 win over Newcastle could cost Harry Kane.

    Harry Kane

    Pochettino said: "Congratulations to Harry because he deserves this moment. But I think he needs to pay for a dinner this week for his team-mates. The team work a lot and try to help him score."

    Kane, 21, became the first Spurs player to reach the 30-goal landmark since former striker Gary Lineker in 1991-92.

  67. New Sheriff in town

    Rugby Union

    London Irish have signed second row Eoin Sheriff from Premiership rivals Saracens for next season.

    Sheriff joined Saracens for the 2011-12 season from Leinster having represented Ireland at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 levels.

  68. On behalf of the committee


    Interesting going-ons at Sheffield Wednesday.

    Former Hull City owner Adam Pearson and ex-Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder will, according to the Championship club's website, "form two parts of what is effectively a three-man sporting director by committee alongside head coach Stuart Gray".


    In essence it means there is no manager and all decisions will be taken by the three-man committee, which, adds the website, "will evolve and potentially expand on an ongoing basis".

    If anyone knows what that means, can they please let us know?

  69. #Fairytalefails

    Get Involved

    Steven Gerrard, AP McCoy and Rory McIllroy have all missed out on their fairytale finishes in the last few weeks.

    So we've been asking you to send in your memorable sporting failures on Twitter via #fairytalefails and on BBC Sport's Facebook.

    David Claxton: Fulham losing to Atletico Madrid in extra-time in the Europa League final in Hamburg 2010.

    Paul Williams: Jimmy White and the World Snooker title - he should have been a multiple champion.

    Faisal B: Zidane walking past that 2006 World Cup trophy when he could have won it and bow out of the game in the most legendary style.

  70. England's Cross makes history


    Kate Cross

    England women's fast bowler Kate Cross has made history after becoming the first woman to play in the Central Lancashire League.

    The 23-year-old made her debut for Heywood men's first XI at Clifton on Sunday and returned figures of 3-19 from her seven-over spell, to help her side secure an eight-wicket victory in the first match of the Premier Division season.

    Kate's older brother, Bobby, scored 75 in the game and said: "I really enjoyed being in the same team as her although I am sure she will never let me forget that I dropped a catch off her bowling."

    You can't beat a bit of sibling rivalry.

  71. Tendulkar tweets condolences


    Sachin Tendulkar has paid tribute to a "promising" Indian cricketer who has died after colliding with a team-mate while attempting to take a catch during a club match in Kolkata (see 08:40).

    Ankit Keshri (pictured) passed away after suffering "a cardiac arrest following on-field injury".

    Ankit Keshri

    Former national team captain Tendulkar, the highest runscorer in Test and one-day international history, tweeted: "Saddened by the demise of Ankit Keshri. A promising career aborted by an unfortunate incident on field.

    "May God give strength to Ankit's family and friends to cope with this loss #RIP"

  72. Halfpenny's dream come true

    Rugby Union

    Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny says it is a dream to reach the European Champions Cup final.

    Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny missed one kick out of eight to send Toulon into the final

    Halfpenny, 26, kicked six penalties and a conversation in a man-of-the-match display as Toulon beat Leinster 25-20 after extra-time at Stade Velodrome.

    If Toulon defeat Clermont Auvergne in the final on 2 May they will become the first team to win three successive European Cups.

    "Something like this is what you grow up dreaming of," said Halfpenny.

  73. Latest from the World Championship


    Barry Hawkins v Matt Selt

    Barry Hawkins is currently leading Mark Selt 9-5 in their first-round match in Sheffield. The pair have been on the table for four hours and 50 minutes so far.

    Elsewhere, Stuart Bingham leads 3-2 against fellow Englishman Robbie Williams.

    You can watch all the World Championship action on the BBC Red Button or via this link.

  74. VOTE early

    Brendan Rodgers

    A feeble foray into the Champions League, failure to reach the FA Cup final and seven points adrift of fourth place.

    So how much pressure is Brendan Rodgers under at Liverpool? Will it be all-change at Anfield this summer? And if so, who will replace him?

    You can have your say on the right-hand side of this page, or by using the 'vote' tab on your mobile or tablet.

    We'll close the vote at 14:00 BST and give you the result soon after. Full terms and conditions are available here.

  75. United chase Dutch striker


    Manchester United have asked about the availability of PSV Eindhoven forward Memphis Depay, according to the newly crowned Dutch champions.

    PSV Eindhoven forward Memphis Depay

    The 21-year-old is the leading scorer in the Eredivisie, with his 20 goals helping PSV win the title for the first time in seven years.

    "We have had a telephone call from them about him," PSV's technical director Marcel Brands said on Dutch television.

    "But no talks have been held. Several top clubs have expressed interest."

  76. Tigers confirm Betham signing

    Rugby Union

    Peter Betham

    Leicester Tigers have signed versatile Australia international back Peter Betham from Super Rugby side Waratahs.

    Betham, who can play as a full-back or a winger, will join the Premiership club when the current Super Rugby season ends at the start of July.

    The 26-year-old has two caps for Australia, having made his debut against New Zealand in 2013.

    "The chance to join a prestigious club such as the Tigers is very exciting and humbling," he told the club website.

  77. Bjorkman back from the ballroom


    Jonas Bjorkman

    Jonas Bjorkman will get over his disappointment of being voted off Sweden's version of Strictly Come Dancing by linking up with Andy Murray in Barcelona.

    Former world doubles number one Bjorkman will join Britain's Murray later today as they start their trial coaching period together.

    If successful, Bjorkman will join the world number three's team on a permanent basis, as main coach Amelie Mauresmo is expecting her first child in August.

  78. Cresswell wanted by Chelsea

    Football gossip


    West Ham are ready to accept a bid of £20m from Chelsea for full-back Aaron Cresswell, 25, with the Englishman poised to replace Atletico Madrid-bound Filipe Luis, reports the Daily Express.

  79. On this day

    So, what's happened on April 20 in sporting years gone by? Here are a few snippets from the archives.

    1912: The Boston Red Sox opened Fenway Park, which is now the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.

    Steve Davis

    1981: Steve Davis won the first of his six world snooker titles by beating Doug Mountjoy 18-12 in the final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

    2007: Peter Moores was named as the permanent successor to Duncan Fletcher as England coach.

    2014: Lewis Hamilton added another flourish for the record books, winning a third consecutive Grand Prix for the first time in his career as he led from start to finish in China.

  80. Robertson 'took too long to settle'


    Jimmy Robertson says conquering his Crucible nerves will be key to playing at his best if he returns to snooker's showpiece event for a third time.

    The 28-year-old was beaten 10-6 by world number 11 Marco Fu in the opening round of this year's World Championship in Sheffield on Sunday.


    "It took me too long to settle down," Robertson told BBC Sport.

    "But it's all experience and hopefully I can come back here again and hold it together a bit better next time."

  81. Another day, another trophy

    Novak Djokovic on Twitter: "One trophy and a bag. No flights. No packing. Taking a few days off now. Thx guys! We did it again!"


    Djokovic won the Monte Carlo title over the weekend, becoming the first man to win the opening three Masters events of the season.

  82. Jockey Club profits stay firm

    Horse Racing

    Grand National

    The Jockey Club has reported profits of £21.7m for 2014, down slightly from the previous year's record £22m.

    The organisation runs 15 racecourses including Aintree, Epsom and Newmarket, and stages the Grand National, Cheltenham Festival, as well as the Derby events.

    All the profits made by the Jockey Club go back into racing.

  83. Villa back on track


    Aston Villa chief executive Tom Fox believes their FA Cup heroics can help lead the club back to the big time.

    Aston Villa

    After Tim Sherwood's side set up a final showdown with Arsenal by beating Liverpool, Fox said: "This is something which can create a positive atmosphere and blows through the negativity and clears it out.

    "We have a lot of work to do but I hope it is the beginning of something great. "

  84. Many happy returns


    The Women's Tennis Association has tweeted: "Happy birthday Maria Sharapova", and posted this picture.

    Maria Sharapova

    We're no experts but we're fairly sure that cake and those balloons and pressies have been superimposed ... after all having that much clutter on court is surely against WTA guidelines.

    Maria, by the way, is 28 today.

  85. #Fairytalefails

    Get Involved

    We've been asking you for your most memorable stories of sporting fairytales gone wrong.

    Get in touch on Twitter via #fairytalefails or on BBC Sport's Facebook page.

    Here's a few of your responses so far:

    Richard Tipler: Eddie Irvine for Ferrari. Had to win in Japan to win his first F1 drivers title. Was beaten to the first corner by Mika Häkkinen, who went on to become double world champion.

    Lord Fahy: Asamoah Gyan missing that last minute penalty for Ghana in 2010 after Suarez's hand ball!

    Leigh Frayling: Wakefield kicker Don Fox missing from in front of the posts in the 1968 Challenge Cup final. Leeds won instead.

  86. Bale a major doubt


    And while we're talking Champions League, Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale looks set to miss the European champions' decisive quarter-final second-leg with Atletico on Wednesday after scans confirmed a muscle injury in his left calf.


    Bale limped off after less than five minutes of Madrid's 3-1 win over Malaga on Saturday.

    "After the tests carried out on Gareth Bale by the Real Madrid medical team, a muscle injury in his left calf has been diagnosed," the club said in a statement on Monday.

  87. Champions League build-up


    No Premier League football tonight but four big games in the Champions League are taking place over the next couple of evenings.

    It is the second leg of the quarter-finals and there are some very tasty fixtures to look forward to.

    Barcelona host PSG (3-1 after first leg) and Bayern Munich entertain FC Porto (1-3) on Tuesday, while on Wednesday Monaco face Juventus (0-1) and Real take on Atletico in the Madrid derby (0-0).

    There will be live text coverage of each game on the BBC Sport website.

  88. Saints targets

    Football gossip


    Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul, 27, and defender Daryl Janmaat, 25, are the subject of interest from Southampton boss Ronald Koeman, reports The Mirror.

  89. Cast of greats


    As part of the announcement about his Open swan song, Sir Nick Faldo also revealed that he will be among a cast of golf's greatest players taking part in the Champion Golfers' Challenge on Wednesday, 15 July ahead of The Open.

    Faldo will join five-time Champions Peter Thomson, who is celebrating the 60th anniversary of his triumph at St Andrews in 1955, and Watson, on the 40th anniversary of his win in his debut appearance at Carnoustie in 1975.

  90. Faldo to play final Open


    Sir Nick Faldo MBE, one of Great Britain's best golfers of the modern era, has announced that he will play in his last Open at St Andrews this summer - on the 25th anniversary of his victory at the home of golf.


    The six-time Major Champion will make a farewell at the course where he became Champion Golfer of the Year in 1990. He also won the Open at Muirfield in 1987 and 1992, and achieved 10 top ten finishes in The Open between 1978 and 2003.

    Faldo, who will celebrate his 58th birthday during The Open, will join five-time Open Champion Tom Watson in making a final appearance in the Championship in July.

    "The Open and St Andrews will forever hold a significant place in my heart," said Faldo. "I look forward to celebrating all that golf has given me."

  91. Djokovic reigns supreme


    Novak Djokovic's opponents must be getting a bit fed up with him - the man just can't stop winning.

    The Serb beat Tomas Berdych to win his second Monte Carlo title and become the first man to win the opening three Masters events of the season.

    Novak Djokovic

    The world number one came through 7-5 4-6 6-3 on the clay to extend his winning run in 2015 to 17 matches.

    Djokovic, 27, adds Monte Carlo to the Masters titles he won in Indian Wells and Miami last month.

  92. #Fairytalefails

    Get Involved

    After Steven Gerrard missed out on a farewell birthday FA Cup final with Liverpool, we've been asking you for some of your biggest fairytales gone wrong.

    Keep them coming to #fairytalefails on Twitter or the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Lewis Holland: Marcelo Trotta hitting the bar with a last minute penalty that would have seen Brentford promoted. Donny scored seconds later.

    Ibrahim Mustapha: John Terry in Moscow. Portugal losing to Greece in Euro 2004. Brazil 1-7 Germany.

    James Reay: Steve Harper missing his penalty in his testimonial.

    You'd think the keeper would have let Harper have that one?

  93. Today's newspapers

    Scottish Daily Mail

    Scottish Daily Mail

    The back page of the Scottish Daily Mail focuses on that shock 3-2 win for Inverness Caledonian Thistle over Celtic in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup.

    The paper reports that Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths is angry at refereeing decisions going against his side.

  94. A winner for Shinnie


    Graeme Shinnie celebrates as Inverness defeat Celtic
    Image caption: Graeme Shinnie is leaving Inverness for hometown club Aberdeen

    Graeme Shinnie wants to set up a perfect ending to his Inverness Caledonian Thistle career - after providing the winner against Celtic.

    It was a pass from the full-back, who will join Aberdeen this summer, that allowed David Raven to secure a 3-2 win in their Scottish Cup semi-final.

    "It would be the perfect ending for me," Shinnie told BBC Scotland.

    "If my last achievement with this club can be lifting the trophy then it'll be the proudest moment of my life."

  95. International newspapers

    AS (Spain)


    The front page of Spanish sport newspaper AS suggests Chelsea are interested in signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, with the London club willing to meet his release clause of just under 60m euro (about £43m).

  96. More big names head to Yorkshire

    Road Cycling

    We know about the big names already confirmed for the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire - Sir Bradley Wiggins, Marcel Kittel, Ben Swift.

    But it has been announced today that there are a few more top-class foreign riders coming over for the 1-3 May race, as well as pretty much every good domestic rider.


    The pick of the names from overseas are Sky veteran Bernie Eisel, 2008 Olympic champ and 2010 Tour runner-up Samuel Sanchez, and French favourite Thomas Voeckler (pictured).

    Brits Ed Clancy, Russ Downing and Steve Cumming have also confirmed they are competing too.

  97. Lucky break for Silva


    Good news for Manchester City fans - tests have confirmed that David Silva did not fracture his cheekbone in Sunday's win over West Ham.

    City's Spanish playmaker was hurt by an elbow from West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyata in the second-half and was stretchered off after lengthy treatment.

    David Silva

    Subsequent hospital tests have showed no fracture and the 29-year-old will be closely monitored ahead of Saturday's Premier League game with Aston Villa.

    Manager Manuel Pellegrini said Senegalese player Kouyata did not catch Silva intentionally.

  98. Get involved - #fairytalefails

    What are your biggest sporting fairytales gone wrong?

    Samman Humagain: Bradman getting out for a duck when he needed to score four runs to make his average 100. Stuck forever at 99.6.

    Crippy Cooke: Alan Shearer failing to avoid relegation as short-term Newcastle manager in 2009.

    Chris Dunn: Kieron Cunningham scoring the last try at Knowsley Road in 2010, then a week later losing the grand final to Wigan.

    Keep them coming to #fairytalefails on Twitter or the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  99. 'Not fancy dress pal'


    It appears striker Charlie Austin is not too impressed at what clothes team-mate Leroy Fer is wearing for training today.

    Austin tweeted: "Oh no what has this guy turned up in today? #notfancydresspal", along with the pictorial evidence.


    Hmm, we think Charlie may have a point.

  100. Humes 'will stay as Colchester boss'


    Colchester United chairman Robbie Cowling says Tony Humes will remain as manager even if the club are relegated to League Two this season.

    The U's are four points from safety with three games to play after Saturday's 2-2 draw with Scunthorpe extended their winless run to three.

    Humes, 49, replaced Joe Dunne as Colchester manager in September, having previously been in charge of the club's academy.

    Cowling told BBC Essex: "Tony is the manager of Colchester, I'm extremely pleased with what he's doing. He's going to be the manager next season."

  101. World Championship begins


    It's time for day three of the World Championship to begin in Sheffield.

    It's an all-England start, as Barry Hawkins faces Matthew Selt, and Stuart Bingham takes on Robbie Williams (not the pop star).

    You can watch live coverage on BBC Two, the Red Button and online via this link.

  102. Everton midfielder extends loan


    BBC Humberside Sport on Twitter: Scunthorpe United announce they've extended the loan of Everton midfielder John Lundstram until the end of the season

  103. County Championship Division Two preview


    Kevin Pietersen

    Kevin Pietersen's long-awaited return to County Championship action with Surrey lasted just 28 balls on Sunday.

    The 34-year-old, who is hoping to earn a recall to England's Test team, made 19 on day one of his side's Division Two match against Glamorgan in Cardiff.

    But Surrey will resume in a commanding position at 363-3 this morning, with Kumar Sangakkara (112 not out) and Steven Davies (109 not out) returning to the crease.

    Elsewhere in Division Two, Essex are 67-6 in reply to Kent's 193, while Lancashire ended day one of their match with Derbyshire on 292-8.

    Listen to ball-by-ball commentary of every County Championship match online and via the BBC Sport app.

  104. FA Cup catch-up


    Miss any of the FA Cup semi-final drama over the weekend?

    Fear not, we've rounded up all the best bits in a handy 10 minute video, which you can watch right here.

  105. Happy birthday

    This man celebrates his 39th birthday today, and it's fair to say he's probably enjoying it.

    Shay Given

    Goalkeeper Shay Given has an FA Cup Final to look forward to, after helping Aston Villa defeat Liverpool.

    Others from the sporting world celebrating a birthday today include:

    Maurice Bamford (rugby league, 79) - former Great Britain coach.

    Raymond van Barneveld (darts, 48) - five-times world darts champion.

    Alan McLoughlin (soccer, 48) - former Portsmouth, Swindon and Republic of Ireland midfielder.

  106. Falcao to Liverpool?

    Football gossip


    Daily Express: Radamel Falcao's agent Jorge Mendes has made contact with Liverpool over a permanent deal this summer, after Manchester United told Monaco they will not be making a bid for the 29-year-old striker at the end of the season

  107. County Championship Division One preview


    Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales was Sunday's star in Division One, scoring 222 not out against champions Yorkshire at Trent Bridge.

    Hales, part of England's World Cup squad earlier this year, resumes this morning with Notts 393-7.

    Warwickshire will start day two on 14-0 after bowling out Hampshire for 319, while Worcestershire are 45-0 in reply to Sussex's 345.

    Listen to ball-by-ball commentary of every County Championship match online and via the BBC Sport app.

  108. Get Involved - #Fairytalefails

    Steven Gerrard after Liverpool's FA Cup defeat by Aston Villa

    A little of the romance has been missing from sport lately...

    Birthday blues - It was supposed to be the Gerrard Cup final - but the Liverpool captain will be free on his 35th birthday after Liverpool were knocked out of the FA Cup.

    National near-miss - Jockey AP McCoy would have quit on the spot if favourite Shutthefrontdoor had won the Grand National, but now the 19-time champion bows out at Sandown on Saturday.

    Slam dunked - Fellow Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy was tipped to complete a career Grand Slam at golf's Masters, but was trumped by young gun Jordan Spieth.

    So ... what are your biggest fairytales gone wrong? Did you see your team flop after being built up for a big triumph, or come unstuck when glory beckoned? Get in touch on Twitter or Facebook.

  109. Federici's apology


    Adam Federici on Twitter

    Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici has tweeted for the first time since his costly mistake in the FA Cup semi-final.

    The Australia international failed to hold onto Alexis Sanchez's tame shot and it rolled over the line in extra time, to hand Arsenal a 2-1 win and a place in the Wembley final.

    The poor fella was reduced to tears at full-time, so the Reading fans are planning a #flagsforfeds tribute at Wednesday's Championship game against Birmingham at Madejski Stadium where they intend to bring Australian flags in support of their keeper.

    In a series of tweets, he thanked the Royals fans for their support and vowed to "come back stronger".

  110. International newspapers

    Sport (Spain)


    The front page of Spanish daily newspaper Sport focuses in on Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who scored his 400th goal for the club in a 2-0 win over Valencia on Saturday.

    The paper says the 27-year-old is in the prime of his career. Sport also reports that Real Madrid midfielder Luca Modric will not play again this season because of injury.

  111. Head butt apology


    Manchester City Ladies midfielder Jill Scott has apologised for the head butt which saw her sent off in her side's 1-0 defeat by Arsenal.

    Manchester City midfielder Jill Scott headbutts Arsenal's Jade Bailey

    The England international was shown a straight red card in the 56th minute of their Women's Super League 1 match after reacting to a challenge from Gunners defender Jade Bailey.

    Bailey was shown a yellow card for her part in the fracas.

    On Twitter Scott said: "Gr8 effort from all the girls, I want to apologise for the incident which led to me being sent off, gutted to let every1 @MCWFC down today".

  112. Hero Hoggy is number one


    Take a bow Mr Matthew Hoggard.

    The shaggy-haired Yorkshire seamer, one of the unsung heroes of the 2005 Ashes - when he helped England reclaim the urn from Australia after an 18-year wait - emerged as England's best-ever Test bowler in the BBC's study.

    Matthew Hoggard

    Of Hoggard's 248 Test victims, 28% had a career batting average of more than 45. In comparison, only 10% of Botham's wickets were those of batsmen who averaged more than 45, while Anderson was just behind Hoggard on 27%.

    Hoggard admitted he was "surprised" by the result ... but added he would savour the bragging rights over Anderson and fellow Yorkshireman Darren Gough (12th on England's all-time list with 229 wickets).

    Full article here.