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Summary

  1. Juventus host Real Madrid in Champions League semi (19:45 BST)
  2. McClaren turns down Newcastle job
  3. Middlesex bowler James Harris takes 9-34 against Durham
  4. Laura Robson pulls out of French Open
  5. GET INVOLVED: #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan and Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's it from Tuesday's edition of Sportsday. Thanks for your company. Don't forget there is live text commentary of the Champions League semi-final between Juventus and Real Madrid on the BBC Sport website. Sportsday is back at 08:00 BST on Wednesday. Catch you then.

  2. Bale starts for Real Madrid

    Juventus v Real Madrid (19:45 BST)

    Gareth Bale is named in Real Madrid's starting line-up to face Juventus in the Champions League semi-final. Cristiano Ronaldo also starts.

    Real Madrid XI: Casillas, Varane, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Carvajal, Isco, Kroos, James, Bale, Ronaldo.

  3. Murray back in action

    Tennis

    Andy Murray

    Twenty four hours after winning his first clay-court title in Munich, Andy Murray has arrived at the Caja Magica, venue for this week's Madrid Open.

    The Scot could face a quick rematch with Munich final opponent Philipp Kohlschreiber, who plays Alejandro Falla later today.

    "It's going to be a tricky turnaround," said Murray. "I practise this afternoon, and will just make the best of the time that I've got before my match tomorrow.

    "It's nice to win events at any level. I hope I can have a good run at one of the next two events, either here or Rome, and get myself ready for the French Open."

  4. Colour change at McLaren

    Formula 1

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport chief F1 writer

    "McLaren have announced that they are to change their car's colour scheme from this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. The team, struggling for competitiveness in the first season of their new engine partnership with Honda, are to drop the chrome that has been a mainstay of the car since 1997.

    "There are no pictures as yet, but a spokesman described the new design as 'a dynamic, predatory, graphite-grey colouration, complemented by McLaren day-glo 'speedmarks' and key lines'.

    "He added that this would 'optimise (the car) not only for bright sunshine but also for the floodlights used in twilight and night races'.

    "Given McLaren chairman Ron Dennis's famous fondness for any colour as long as it is grey, the decision will doubtless lead to plenty of jokes when F1 convenes at the Circuit De Catalunya on Thursday."

  5. Alonso might not win again

    Formula 1

    Double world champion Fernando Alonso might not win another race in his career, says former team-mate Jarno Trulli.

    The 33-year-old's return to McLaren this season has been blighted by issues including the car's poor performance. He heads into his home Formula 1 race in Barcelona on Sunday without a point.

    Fernando Alonso

    "I wonder if he might win another race or championship," said Trulli.

    "McLaren won't get on top of the problems quickly and won't easily catch up with the teams in front next year."

  6. Telling the truth?

    Football

    Players' union FIFPro has told players from Czech club Banik Most to refuse to take a lie detector test after they were suspected of match-fixing.

    The second division side have lost nine games in a row and FIFPro say the players have not been paid since March.

    Now the club is considering making them take lie detector tests.

    "Most's directors are treating their players as suspects, even though there appears no clear evidence," said FIFPro.

  7. "Thrashing hurt us" - Messi

    Football

    Barcelona's Lionel Messi says their 7-0 aggregate semi-final thrashing by Bayern Munich in 2013 "hurt", as they aim for revenge on Wednesday.

    Barca's loss was the biggest margin of defeat in a Champions League semi-final - and the Spanish and German giants meet at the same stage this year.

    "That hurt a lot, but a lot of time has passed," added Argentina forward Messi. "We come into the game differently, as do they, and it will be a different tie to that one."

  8. Pavey to miss World Championships

    Athletics

    Jo Pavey

    European 10,000m gold medallist Jo Pavey will miss the World Championships in Beijing in August in order to prepare for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    The 41-year-old, who won gold in Zurich last year, said: "If I were to compete in Beijing and Rio it would mean three summers in a row with lengthy periods focused on championship running.

    "I feel this is not a good balance for my kids so I am going to stay at home. I am also aware I need to look after myself if I want to qualify for Rio."

  9. Ancelotti "like a father to me" - Pirlo

    Football

    Carlo Ancelotti (left) and Andrea Pirlo

    Juventus Wold Cup winning midfielder Andrea Pirlo says Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is "like a father to me".

    The pair helped AC Milan win a Serie A title, two Champions Leagues and the Club World Cup between 2001 and 2009.

    But they are on opposite sides as Ancelotti's Madrid face Juventus in the Champions League semi-final later.

    "We worked together for many years, he gave me my chance in top-level football and changed my position," adds Pirlo. "We won a lot together and I experienced unforgettable moments with him."

  10. Post update

    Football

    Former England captainGary Lineker: Just filmed a fascinating interview with Wayne Rooney for a documentary on his life. Will be shown later this year. Delightful chap.

  11. Moriarty cited for strike

    Rugby Union

    Gloucester flanker Ross Moriarty has been cited following an incident in the European Rugby Challenge Cup final against Edinburgh last Friday.

    Moriarty is alleged to have struck Fraser McKenzie with his knee in the 54th minute of the match at the Twickenham Stoop, which Gloucester won 19-13.

    A hearing will be held on Dublin on Thursday with sanctions ranging from a three-week ban for a low end ruling up to a year for serious incidents, if the player is found guilty.

  12. Messi "unstoppable" - Guardiola

    Football

    Lionel Messi (left) with Pep Guardiola

    Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is "unstoppable", says Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola ahead of his Champions League semi-final return to the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

    Guardiola's Bayern Munich must keep Messi quiet if they are to stand a chance of reaching the final.

    But Guardiola, who was Messi's manager at Barcelona, tells a new conference: "The way he is playing now, no defence can stop him. The way he is playing over the last three or four months he is unstoppable. Talent of that magnitude can't be defended.''

  13. Inverness CT v Dundee United

    Scottish Premiership

    As well as the first Champions League semi-final, there is also live action from the Scottish Premiership on Tuesday.

    Fourth-placed Dundee United travel to Inverness, who are one spot higher, aiming to narrow the gap in the race for Europa League qualification.

    Interested? How about this video preview of what promises to be a tense affair.

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  14. "Barca is a very important part of my life"

    Football

    More from Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola on his return to Barcelona ahead of Wednesday's Champions League semi-final: "Barca is a very important part of my life. Until now it was everything, but I am here to win.

    "It's inevitable not to remember things now. When I joined Bayern, sooner or later this could happen, but the first time is the first time. I am not here for a homage but to see Bayern through to the final.''

  15. Ancelotti's uncertain future

    Juventus v Real Madrid (19:45 BST)

    Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti.

    Carlo Ancelotti faces an uncertain future at Real Madrid even if he wins the Champions League, according to former Real keeper Bodo Illgner.

    "You know with Real Madrid anything is possible because when I was playing for the club we had a coach - Jupp Heynckes - who won "la Septima"; Real Madrid's seventh European Cup and he was sacked even though we won that seventh Champions League title.

    "So with Madrid you never know what will happen."

  16. "Brutal" time for Woods

    Golf

    Tiger Woods with Lindsey Vonn

    Former world number one Tiger Woods admits he has had a "brutal" three days following the split with girlfriend Lindsey Vonn.

    On Sunday the high-profile couple announced they had "mutually decided to end our relationship". The timing was not great for Woods, coming on the ninth anniversary of the death of his father Earl, and as a result he has had trouble sleeping.

    "Obviously it does affect me. It's tough. These three days have been brutal on me," said the 39-year-old at his press conference ahead of this week's Players Championship, his first appearance since the Masters a month ago.

  17. Guardiola aims for winning return

    Football

    Pep Guardiola

    It is standing-room only at Pep Guardiola's news conference ahead of Barcelona's Champions League semi-final with Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

    Guardiola is hoping to make a winning return to the Nou Camp, where he steered Barca to three La Liga titles and two Champions League triumphs in a four-year spell as coach before leaving in 2012.

    "I want to win. I want to win. Barcelona is an important part of my life - before, it was everything - but I want to win tomorrow," says Guardiola.

  18. Illgner plays down criticism of Bale

    Juventus v Real Madrid (19:45 BST)

    Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale

    Just under three hours until kick-off in the first Champions League semi-final between champions of Italy Juventus and defending European champions Real Madrid in Turin.

    Former Real Madrid keeper Bodo Illgner believes criticism of Gareth Bale this season has been unfair.

    Illgner, who played when Real beat Juventus in the 1998 Champions League final, adds: "If he's not 100% fit that's a very big issue for him. But he made a very good impression in the last match at Seville so I think he will start tonight and will have a good performance.

    "He's shown what's capable of for Real Madrid in the cup final and the Champions League final last season."

  19. Video star Crouch

    Football

    Peter Crouch (centre)

    We all know Peter Crouch is a decent goalscorer but how is he at appearing in music videos? Indie band Peace have called on the help of Stoke striker Crouch to try and make a big hit, reports the Daily Star.

    Just so long he doesn't start doing his Robotic style goal celebration.

  20. Chelsea thrilled by Wembley spot

    Football

    Chelsea Ladies midfielder Millie Bright says playing in the first-ever Wembley FA Women's Cup final will be "surreal".

    The Women's Super League leaders booked their place in the August 1 final against Notts County with a 1-0 win over Manchester City on Monday.

    "I don't think you can put it into words what (Wembley) means," said the 21-year-old. "It's just going to be a surreal moment for us all. We're going to have to enjoy it."

  21. Preston 'devastated' by final day loss

    Football

    Paul Gallagher and John Welsh

    Preston manager Simon Grayson has revealed his squad was "devastated" after their loss at Colchester cost them promotion to the Championship.

    Sitting second on the final day of the season, the Lilywhites defeat allowed MK Dons to finish second in League One.

    They now face Chesterfield over two legs in the play-off semi-final, away on Thursday and at Deepdale on Sunday.

    "The dressing room is devastated, we're all devastated as staff and the supporters will be," Grayson, 45, said.

  22. Quick wickets give Kent hope

    Cricket

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Ammon at Canterbury:

    Leicestershire 386 & 81-5, Kent 268

    "Leicestershire are having a wobble, they've lost five wickets for just 81.

    "They still have a handy lead of 199 runs after bowling out Kent earlier on today but they'll need to be a bit careful here that they don't capitulate and let Kent back into the game.

    "Darren Stevens has, as he so often does, been causing problems bowling from the Pavilion end.

    "He picked up the wickets of Robson and Pinner within a couple of overs of each other and Mitchell Claydon picked up the vital wicket of first innings centurion Mark Cosgrove.

    "It's been an intriguing session in amongst the gale force winds."

  23. Gazza: the movie

    Football

    Paul Gascoigne

    Plenty of football fans have a favourite Paul Gascoigne story. We at Sportsday particularly like one involving hollowed out meat pies and Gazza's rotund pal, Jimmy "Five Bellies" Gardner...

    It is unclear if that less than savoury tale will appear in an emotive new documentary about the former England midfielder.

    Gary Lineker, Wayne Rooney and Jose Mourinho are among the talking heads, as can be seen in this trailer.

  24. Get involved - who'll be champs?

    #bbcsportsday

    Who will win the Champions League? More to #bbcsportsday

    Geoff Naylor: Almost every year Barca, Bayern and Real have been semi finalists, joined by an outsider. This time Barca are the favourites.

    Naira Monzon: Real Madrid have the best players of the world now they have to make a better link between them in order to be champions again.

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    Christopher Windsor: Real Madrid will win the Champions League because they have THE best player - Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Max Baggins-Craig: Bayern for Champions League, Guardiola did well at Barca, why can't he this time. Alternative would be Real (as they deserve it).

  25. Owls release 11 players

    Football

    Lewis Buxton

    Sheffield Wednesday have released 11 players, including defender Lewis Buxton.

    The 31-year-old joined the Hillsborough side from Stoke City in January 2009 after a successful loan spell and made 181 league appearances.

    Also going are Giles Coke, Paul Corry, Rafa Floro, Dejan Kelhar, Gary Madine, Joe Mattock, Jacques Maghoma, Rhys McCabe, Matt Young and Kamil Zayatte.

    The Owls finished 13th in the Championship this season.

  26. Keeping things in order

    Football

    The Finnish top-flight table makes for pleasing reading...

    Finnish top division
  27. Tail-end pair hold up Northants

    Cricket

    Northants 385, Lancashire 377-7

    An unbroken eight-wicket stand of 56 between Peter Siddle (61) and Tom Bailey (32) appears likely to earn Lancashire a first-innings lead on day three against Northants at Wantage Road.

    They came together when Ashwell Prince was finally dismissed by Steven Crook for 153, an innings lasting just over five hours and containing 21 fours.

    The pair saw Lancashire to 377-7 at the interval, just eight runs in arrears, but with only four sessions left in the game, a draw appears the most likely result.

  28. Glos wrap up victory at Chelmsford

    Cricket

    Gloucestershire beat Essex by nine wickets

    BBC Essex's Paul Newton at Chelmsford:

    "Gloucestershire raced to a thoroughly impressive victory over Essex, racing to 114-1 in just 21.2 overs.

    "Will Tavare (57) and Chris Dent (52 not out) batted with complete freedom to put on 106 at five an over, the earlier gremlins of a frequently treacherous pitch having apparently been blown away by a fierce wind.

    "Man of the match was undoubtedly Liam Norwell whose 6-33 in Essex's second innings total of 199, gave him career-best match figures of 10-65."

  29. Oscar ruled out of Copa America

    Football

    Chelsea's Brazil international Oscar

    Chelsea midfielder Oscar has suffered a training ground injury which has ruled him out of this summer's Copa America in Chile, Brazil coach Dunga says.

    "Oscar got an injury in his last training session with Chelsea, we spoke with (Chelsea manager Jose) Mourinho and the doctor at Chelsea and his recuperation will take time and he won't be at his best during the Copa America," Dunga added.

    "After the Copa America we have the World Cup qualifiers, and we thought it best for him to be ready for the qualifiers."

  30. Millwall sign Romeo

    Football

    Millwall start planning for life in League One by signing Gillingham's 19-year-old right-back Mahlon Romeo on a one-year contract. The Lions finished 22nd in the Championship table, five points from safety.

  31. Man City 'were better side against Chelsea' despite Cup defeat

    Football

    England captain Steph Houghton says her Manchester City team were the better side against Chelsea despite losing their FA Cup semi-final meeting.

    Getty

    Chelsea will face Notts County in the first women's Cup final at Wembley following their 1-0 semi-final win over City, but Houghton said there were plenty of positives for her side.

    "I think we grew as the game went on," Houghton told BBC Sport. "In the second half we probably limited them to just the chance that they scored from. If you look at our performance, I think we were the better team."

  32. Headlines at 4

    The day's news so far...

    Football: Steve McClaren turned down the chance to become Newcastle United manager for the final three matches of the season.

    Laura Robson

    Tennis: Former British number one Laura Robson will miss this month's French Open as her 16-month injury lay-off continues.

    Cricket: England captain Alastair Cook believes he is "untouchable", according to former Test skipper Geoffrey Boycott.

    Football: Former England and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves faces a "long and slow road to recovery" after suffering a severe stroke on Sunday, says a family statement.

    Snooker: New world champion Stuart Bingham said holding aloft the winner's trophy at the Crucible means more to him than the £300,000 prize money.

  33. Rain frustrates in Cardiff

    Cricket

    BBC Radio Wales' Nick Webb in Cardiff:

    Derbyshire 205, Glamorgan 103-4

    "Glamorgan and Derbyshire have managed a mere 20 minutes cricket so far on day three because of heavy showers, with Derbyshire claiming their second bonus point of the match as Glamorgan stumbled to 103 for 4.

    "But with more poor weather forecast, it's frustration for these two teams who've been denied even a full shot at gathering bonus points.

    "Talking point of the day in Cardiff has been James Harris's nine-wicket haul at Lords, believed to be the best-ever first-class bowling performance by a Welshman!"

  34. Robson waits for grass?

    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent on Radio 5 live sports extra

    Laura Robson has further delayed her comeback from a wrist injury, and will miss this month's French Open at Roland Garros.

    The former British number 1 has not played since January of last year, but is understood to be exploring the possibility of returning in one of the British grass court events before Wimbledon.

  35. QPR try again

    Football

    QPR have submitted a revised planning application to build a new training ground at Warren Farm in Ealing, the club have announced.

    Rangers hope to get the green light for the fresh design after encountering problems since the scheme received approval in December 2013.

    A decision regarding planning consent is expected in the summer.

  36. Huddersfield offer deals to trio

    Football

    Huddersfield have offered new deals to midfielders Duane Holmes and Oscar Gobern and striker Ishmael Miller. Gobern, 24, joined Town from Southampton in June 2011 and played 11 times in 2014-15, while Miller, 28, scored three goals in 15 games after joining from Blackpool in February.

    Holmes, 20, only made one appearance for the Terriers this season. The Championship club have released Anthony Gerrard, Jonathan Stead, Martin Paterson, Jake Carroll and Daniel Carr.

  37. Man Utd eye Lloris

    Football gossip

    Hugo Lloris

    French daily L'Equipe are reporting that Manchester United will move for Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, should David De Gea leave for Real Madrid. The Spanish club are - according the to respected paper - also keeping tabs on the France international in the event that De Gea spurns their advances.

  38. Get involved - who'll be champions?

    #bbcsportsday

    Tell us who is going to win the Champions League and why?

    Kirruban Krishnarajah: Juve definitely have the ability to rekindle their love affair with the competition. Right balance of defensive harmony and creative spark.

    More please to #bbcsportsday

  39. Bournemouth's Wilson 'can shine in Premier League'

    Football

    Bournemouth's Callum Wilson - seen here attempting to not get tripped up by some celebratory streamers - has been tipped to reproduce his Championship-winning form in the Premier League next season, when the Cherries make their top-flight debut.

    Wilson

    Wilson only signed from League One Coventry last summer, but his 23 goals helped inspire Bournemouth to promotion.

    Now club legend Steve Fletcher is saying he can match the achievements of QPR's Charlie Austin, who has also risen from the lower leagues to establish himself as one of the Premier League's leading marksmen.

    "He [Wilson] is a goal scorer and a good finisher," said Fletcher. "You can't take that out of anyone, it doesn't matter what level you are playing at."

  40. Saint and Greavsie great moments

    Football

    Saint and Greavsie

    Sky News sport correspondent Paul Kelso tweets: "Things you come across reading about the great Jimmy Greaves: Donald Trump conducted the 1991/92 Rumbelows Cup quarter-final draw."

    According to Wikipedia, the draw was broadcast on Saint and Greavsie when the duo were in America to record a programme ahead of the 1994 World Cup finals. Of course it was...

  41. #bankholidaybest

    Get involved

    Angus Saul: "Shaun Murphy inadvertently slagging off Bingham, saying, 'no-one deserves it less than Stewart'."

    Finn Todd: "Grimsby Town getting into the Conference play-off final after 2 years in a row of losing in the semi-finals"

    Tosh: "These young lads winning the Filey Cup - Greenhill JFC U10s on tour."

  42. Birmingham hope Randolph stays

    Football

    Birmingham City have not given up on persuading keeper Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph to stay at St Andrew's.

    The 27-year-old was expected to leave the Championship club this summer after the end of his contract, but Blues are in "continuing negotiations" with Randolph.

    Manager Gary Rowett also hopes to sign loanees Lloyd Dyer, Rob Kiernan, Robert Tesche and Diego Fabbrini.

  43. 'Put our Morty back'

    Football

    Morty

    The grand-niece of Blackpool legend Stan Mortensen has called for a statue of the footballer to be returned to its spot outside the club's ground.

    Nicola Heaney said she was angry when she heard the statue had been removed last week.

    Fans had planned to leave tributes at the bronze statue as part of a protest against the club's owners on Saturday.

    "I will be checking later today to see if it has been restored and if it hasn't I will be deciding on my next course of action," Ms Heaney told BBC Radio Lancashire.

    Relegated Blackpool's last Championship game with Huddersfield was abandoned due to a mass pitch invasion.

    Mortensen, pictured in trademark scoring action below, fired 197 goals in 317 goals for the Seasiders from 1941 to 1955, and managed the club in the late '60s.

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  44. 'The squad is brilliant' - Child

    Athletics

    Eilidh Child believes strength in depth gives Great Britain's 4x400m team a great chance to improve on their bronze medal at the IAAF World Relays.

    Eilidh Child

    The Scot ran the first leg as GB finished behind the the United States and Jamaica in the Bahamas to qualify for next year's Olympic Games.

    "This squad is brilliant," she said.

    "There are so many names there and everybody's going to be fighting for individual spots and that can only mean that the relays will be stronger."

  45. Hohaia's regret

    Rugby League

    Lance Hohaia feels he has "let the team down" with the sudden announcement of his retirement, according to St Helens coach Keiron Cunningham.

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    The 32-year-old New Zealander hung up his boots because of "recurrent post-match concussion-type symptoms" that he's suffered since last year's Grand Final, when he was punched twice by Wigan prop Ben Flower.

    Flower was given a six-month ban for the assault.

    Cunningham said: "He's a bit disappointed that he's let the team down but he seems fine. He made his decision a long time ago, I think, in his head."

  46. Bounce-time

    For no apparent reason at all, other than it made us smile, here's another shot of Jose Mourinho celebrating Inter's 2010 Champions League success, with the enthusiasm and technique of an Olympic-standard trampolinist.

    Jose

    Remember, your opinions on who will win this season's Champions League - or on whether Jose is the best jumper in management - to #bbcsportsday

  47. 'An amazing honour'

    Netball

    Captain Pamela Cookey says it will be an "amazing honour" to receive her 100th England cap during the three-Test series against Trinidad and Tobago.

    The 30-year-old Surrey Storm goal attack is two games away from the milestone as she prepares for Wednesday's opener in Bath.

    Pamela Cookey

    "It will mean so much to me after all the hard work I've put in," she said.

    "It's also a thank you to my family and friends, for the sacrifices they've made for me."

  48. Get involved - Can Juve do it?

    #bbcsportsday

    Right, time for a new debate.

    It's not long till the big game - Juventus hosting Real Madrid in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final - and it's Barcelona-Bayern Munich tomorrow.

    So what we want to know is who's going to win the competition? Can Juve become the first Italian team to lift the trophy since Jose Mourinho led Inter Milan to the title in 2010? (Jose is pictured below celebrating said success - blimey, those trousers are riding dangerously high).

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    Let us know who is your tip to win and why, at #bbcsportsday

  49. Nicholl quits Cowdenbeath

    Scottish Championship

    Jimmy Nicholl

    Jimmy Nicholl has resigned as Cowdenbeath manager after the club were relegated from the Scottish Championship.

    The Northern Ireland assistant boss took charge in November 2013, having previously left the post in May 2011 after the club slipped into the third tier of the Scottish game.

  50. Worcestershire seal win over Somerset

    Cricket

    Charlie Morris and Jack Shantry take four wickets each as Worcestershire bowl out Somerset for 90 at New Road to win by an innings and 62 runs. Somerset have lost all three County Championship Division One games this season.

  51. Sharapova starts defence with win

    Tennis

    Maria Sharapova

    Defending champion Maria Sharapova continues her return to form as she sweeps past Colombia's Mariana Duque-Marino at the Madrid Open.

    Sharapova had lost early in her last three events but beat Duque-Marino 6-1 6-2 to reach the last 16, where she will face Caroline Garcia or Karolina Pliskova.

    Victoria Azarenka beat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-3 6-3 to set up a third-round encounter with top seed Serena Williams.

  52. Jones ready for United return

    Football

    Manchester United defender Phil Jones

    Manchester United defender Phil Jones is pushing for a first-team return after featuring for the club's Under-21s side on Monday. The 23-year-old played 62 minutes as the United youngsters beat Southampton 1-0 at Leigh Sports Village.

    "We have got a long way to go as there are still three games coming up - three massive games - and we have got to approach it in the right way," Jones told United's MUTV. "I'm sure we can do that and cement that top-four finish."

  53. "It's been coming for a long time"

    Cricket

    Middlesex bowler James Harris has been speaking about his incredible nine wicket haul against Durham to help his team to a 187 run win in the County Championship.

    "It has been a long time coming but I'm really happy," says Harris. "I have felt all season I have been bowling nicely and there was still something to click. It probably happened this morning.

    "I got into a nice rhythm, albeit into a gusty wind, although it didn't play too much of a part. We are very pleased to have had a good win against a strong Durham team."

  54. Duo to leave Bristol City

    Football

    Jay Emmanuel-Thomas

    Newly promoted Bristol City announce Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and David Richards are to leave Ashton Gate this summer. Former Arsenal forward Thomas, 24, is out of contract as is goalkeeper Richards, who has failed to make a first-team appearance. Neither player is being offered a new deal. City will play in the Championship next season after being crowned League One champions.

  55. Post update

    Cricket

    Middlesex bowler Steven Finn: Incredible from @James_Harris9. Didn't mean to wreck the party.

    Finn claimed one wicket as Durham were skittled out for 71, with Harris taking the other nine.

  56. Keighley match to go ahead

    Rugby League

    Following a request from Danny Jones' family, Keighley Cougars' League One match against Coventry on Sunday will go ahead at Cougar Park as planned.

    Jones collapsed during a game on Sunday and later died. The 29-year-old's number six shirt has been retired by the club in tribute.

    Supporters can apply for tickets for Sunday's match on-line as a large crowd is anticipated.

  57. Pienaar's season could be over

    Football

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez says he would rather hold back Steven Pienaar for pre-season than risk him in their remaining three matches.

    The South African has made just one appearance - as a 28th-minute substitute against Swansea on 11 April - since mid-December because of injury.

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    "We'll make sure he has a good fresh start in pre-season and that he's in the best possible shape to have a good campaign," said the Toffees boss.

    Pienaar's fellow midfielders Darron Gibson and Bryan Oviedo, and defender Tony Hibbert, have already been ruled out until next season.

  58. Launchbury to make return

    Rugby Union

    Chris Jones

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Joe Launchbury

    England lock Joe Launchbury will return to action this weekend after more than six months out with a neck injury. The Wasps director of rugby Dai Young has confirmed the 24-year-old will be on the bench for Saturday's Premiership match against Leicester.

    Launchbury has not played since October because of the neck problem, which required surgery. He missed England's November internationals as well as the Six Nations, but Young says he is back fit and looking better than ever.

  59. Weather disrupts play in Cardiff

    Cricket

    Cricket

    Derbyshire 205, Glamorgan 103-4

    BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at the Swalec Stadium:

    "Just 29 balls have been bowled so far in Cardiff today as Derbyshire claimed their first bowling point of the game.

    "With showers continuing into the afternoon and a poor forecast tomorrow, the prospects for much further action currently look slim."

  60. Leicestershire hold edge at Canterbury

    Cricket

    Leicestershire 386, Kent 262-8

    Leicestershire are on course for a first-innings lead after reducing Kent to 262-8 by the lunch interval at Canterbury.

    Joe Denly (87) and Sam Northeast (84) extended their overnight partnership to 139 but both were dismissed in the space of nine overs.

    Australian paceman Clint McKay, who took two wickets in the final session of day two, then dismissed Darren Stevens (23) and Matt Coles for figures of 4-52.

  61. Norwell stars for Gloucestershire

    Cricket

    Essex 159 & 199, Gloucestershire 245

    Pace bowler Liam Norwell took 6-33 as Essex were bowled out for 199 on the third morning at Chelmsford, leaving Gloucestershire to score only 114 for victory.

    The 23-year-old added the wickets of James Foster, Greg Smith and Jamie Porter to the three he took on day two for match figures of 10-65.

    Kishen Velani top-scored with 58 for Essex, but only two other batsmen passed 20 in the innings.

  62. 'He will leave nothing to chance'

    Football

    Lionel Messi believes former Barca boss Pep Guardiola will not leave anything to chance when he takes his Bayern Munich side to the Camp Nou for the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.

    However, despite winning 14 trophies in a stunning four-year spell in charge of Barca between 2008 and 2012, Messi doesn't think Guardiola's inside knowledge will be a big advantage.

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    "He was with us for a long time and we had the luck to win many titles. He is a coach that studies everything," said the Argentine at a press conference ahead of the game.

    "It is the same for both sides. Pep knows us very well and we know what he asks of his players. It is 50-50, we both know each other very well."

  63. Worcestershire on course for victory

    Cricket

    Worcestershire 402, Somerset 250 & 74-7

    BBC Sport's Isabelle Duncan at New Road:

    "Worcestershire's golden boy Charlie Morris ripped through the Somerset top order, taking 4-26 to add to his five scalps from the first innings.

    "Somerset were trailing by 152 runs at the start of play and after captain Marcus Trescothick went to the second ball of the day, they capitulated to 74-7 at lunch.

    "Joe Leach and Jack Shantry were the other bowlers to cash in and the M5 beckons for the visitors, who appear unlikely to survive the third day."

  64. Warning

    If you're having your dinner, you may want to wait a few moments until you scroll down.

    There is - in the interest of giving you prior warning - a pretty gruesome photo of Hull City's David Meyler below.

    The Tigers midfielder is sporting the damage of an accidental collision with Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny during last night's Premier League between the clubs.

    You have been warned...

  65. Horror show

    Football

    The morning after the night before...

    Not for the squeamish this but Hull City's David Meyler, accidentally caught by the boot of Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny during their Premier League match, has posted this pic of the damage on his Instagram page.

    Meyler

    Bet he needed a few painkillers to get to sleep last night - that looks like it might smart a bit.

  66. Porte the frontman

    Road Cycling

    Richie Porte will front Team Sky's bid for glory at the Giro d'Italia.

    Porte

    The 30-year-old Australian, who has won Paris-Nice, Volta a Catalunya and Giro del Trentino this season, will lead a nine-man team during a competition which begins in San Lorenzo on 9 May.

    "His results this season speak for themselves," said team boss Sir Dave Brailsford.

  67. Everton defender extends Plymouth loan

    Football

    Everton's 19-year-old defender Gethin Jones has extended his loan at Plymouth Argyle ahead of the League Two play-offs. The Wales Under-21 international Gethin Jones moved to Home Park in March and has played six times for the Pilgrims.

    He was due to return to Goodison Park at the end of the regular season but is now free to feature in Plymouth's play-off campaign.

    John Sheridan's side, who finished seventh in the table, face Wycombe Wanderers in the play-off semi-finals, with the first leg at Home Park on 9 May.

  68. Hull KR offer free tickets after loss

    Rugby League

    Hull KR have offered fans who went to Friday's 60-0 defeat by Wigan Warriors free tickets to the game between the sides in the Challenge Cup.

    The Robins were missing several regular starters including Josh Mantellato who was at his brother's wedding.

    They return to the DW Stadium in the Challenge Cup fifth round on 15 May.

    "I looked over to the away end and saw fans doing the conga whilst we trailed 60-0 and thought they don't deserve this," coach Chris Chester said.

  69. Osman set for Newport

    Football

    Terry Butcher's first signing as Newport County boss will be to appoint former England and Ipswich team-mate Russell Osman as his assistant, reports BBC Wales Sport.

  70. Headlines at 1

    Here's what's been making the news so far today...

    Football: Former Tottenham and England striker Jimmy Greaves is "aware" but faces a "long, slow road to recovery" following a severe stroke suffered on Sunday, his wife Irene has said in a statement.

    Tennis: A French Open spokesman has confirmed that Laura Robson - who has not played since January 2014 - has taken her name off the Roland Garros entry list, reports the Daily Mail.

    Robson

    Golf: New Zealander Michael Campbell, who held off Tiger Woods to win the US Open in 2005, has retired from top-level golf.

    Football: Steve McClaren was offered the chance to take over as Newcastle United manager for the final three matches but turned the opportunity down.

  71. Mourinho 'set for new contract'

    Football

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

    Some news to make Jose Mourinho smile...the Chelsea manager is set to be rewarded for the club's title success with a two‑year contract extension, reports the London Evening Standard.

    The 52-year-old's agreement runs until 2017 but it is understood the Blues are in advanced talks to prolong his stay at Stamford Bridge.

    According to the report, Mourinho is already the highest paid manager in the Premier League on around £8.5m per season and the new agreement is believed to include an increase which could yet make him the game's top earning manager.

  72. Keighley game to go ahead

    Rugby League

    Meanwhile, Keighley's League 1 game against Coventry on Sunday will go ahead at the request of the family of Danny Jones.

    The fixture had been in doubt following the sudden death of Jones, who suffered a suspected cardiac arrest during last Sunday's match at London Skolars.

    Chairman Gary Fawcett said: "I can confirm that our head coach, Paul March, has confirmed that Danny's family have requested for the game to go ahead this Sunday.

    "I know that our players are hurting but they will do Danny proud on Sunday."

  73. 'Shock and devastation'

    Rugby League

    Former Wales rugby league captain Lee Briers has spoken of his "shock" and "devastation" at the death of former international team-mate Danny Jones.

    Keighley Cougars player Jones, 29 (pictured below), died of a suspected cardiac arrest after collapsing in a League 1 game at London Skolars on Sunday.

    Lee Briers

    Briers says he has been "inundated" by messages from other former Wales colleagues over Jones' death.

    "We can't get our heads around it. It's crazy," Briers told BBC Radio Wales.

  74. Who is Stuart Bingham?

    Snooker World Championship

    His nickname is "Ball-Run", which he has had since his amateur days and which stems from a reputation for having fortune on his side, or 'getting the run of the ball' in matches.

  75. Who is Stuart Bingham?

    Snooker World Championship

    He married Michelle Shabi in Cyprus in 2013, having altered the date and cancelled his stag party to make sure he was available to play in all the tournaments either side of his big day.

  76. Who is Stuart Bingham?

    Snooker World Championship

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    He did not enter the top 32 in the world rankings until 2006/07, despite turning professional in 1995.

  77. Cardiff boss set for player taks

    Football

    Cardiff City manager Russell Slade is due to meet with players to outline his plans for next season. Out of contract Kevin McNaughton, Danny Gabbidon and Nicky Maynard are likely to leave the club which finished the season 11th in the Championship table after relegation from the Premier League.

  78. Nine wicket Harris destroys Durham

    Cricket

    James Harris (centre)

    Sensational bowling by Middlesex bowler James Harris who takes a first-class best 9 for 34 from 12.1 overs to destroy Durham at Lord's. The 24-year-old former Glamorgan player's efforts help Middlesex win the game by 187 runs.

  79. Oh brother

    Football

    Phil Neville (left) and brother Gary

    They might be regarded as two of the sharpest pundits in the business but it appears Gary Neville and his younger brother Phil can't quite agree when it comes to Arsenal.

    The Gunners could challenge for the Premier League title if they sign a "world-class" goalkeeper, says Phil.

    But Gary, Phil's former team-mate Manchester United team-mate, says Arsenal need to take more drastic action and improve the spine of their team with three or four new signings.

    "Hypothetically, if you put (Diego) Costa, (Nemanja) Matic and (John) Terry in that team you probably win the title," Gary, speaking on Sky's Monday Night Football, said. "So how do you find a Costa, Matic and Terry? Those players are not readily available. Everyone wants them."

  80. Tranmere appoint Brabin

    Football

    Tranmere Rovers, relegated from the Football League, appoint former Luton, Cambridge and Southport manager Gary Brabin as their new boss. Brabin has left his role at Everton's Academy to take up the post. Tranmer will play in the Conference next season.

  81. Former US Open champion Campbell retires

    Golf

    Michael Campbell

    Former US Open champion Michael Campbell has retired from top-level golf.

    The 46-year-old New Zealander held off Tiger Woods to win his first Major in 2005 and is an eight-time European Tour winner.

    "I fulfilled one of my dreams to win a Major and it was fantastic," Campbell said. "But as everyone knows, my career since then hasn't been great. But if I walk away from the game right now I could be very proud of my achievements."

  82. Why Chelsea reign supreme

    Football

    "I tipped Chelsea to win the title in August and there was not one moment during the whole season that I did not think they would end up as champions."

    So says Alan Shearer. He has given us the lowdown on why Jose Mournho's men have bossed the Premier League this season.

    He reckons these three chaps have been key.

    Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, manager Jose Mourinho and striker Diego Costa

    Big Al's piece is a very decent read - you can find it here.

  83. Bad omen

    Football

    OptaJoe tweet: "Hull City have never won a Premier League game in the month of May (W0 D3 L7). Tense."

  84. Greaves "aware"

    Football

    A little more on the latest situation concerning Jimmy Greaves.

    The 75-year-old is aware of the seriousness of the stroke he suffered, the former England striker's wife Irene has revealed.

    Greaves

    In a statement issued in the last few minutes, she said: "Jimmy is having to do what he is told, and understands the seriousness of what has happened to him. It is going to be a long, slow road to recovery and he is in the best possible hands.

    "On behalf of Jimmy and our family, We would like to thank the many thousands of you who have voiced your support and concern. We would greatly appreciate it if the media would allow us privacy for what is going to be a long period of rehabilitation."

  85. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    Jimmy Greaves statement

    Former Tottenham and England striker Jimmy Greaves faces a "long, slow road to recovery" following a severe stroke suffered on Sunday, his wife Irene has said in a statement issued on behalf of the family.

  86. Don't listen, love

    Snooker

    For those who haven't seen the moment Stuart Bingham became the oldest first-time winner of the World Snooker Championship since Ray Reardon in 1978, you should check out this video.

    It includes a very funny moment when the PA man reveals Bingham's prize for winning is £300,000.

    BBC

    The 38-year-old rushes over to his wife and covers her ears... presumably just in case she gets any ideas about spending the champ's hard-earned cash.

  87. Barcelona v Bayern Munich

    Champions League semi-final, first leg

    Andy West

    Spanish football writer

    "In a rather crowded press room waiting for Lionel Messi and Luis Enrique press conference. Messi's first in a very long time, well over a year I think. Good PR move by Barca to persuade Messi to hold a rare presser today. Will claw back some of the headlines which would otherwise be Pep Guardiola's."

    Should he play on Wednesday, it would be Messi's 100th European game for Barcelona.

  88. PM in Pacquiao rant

    Boxing/Politics

    Some complain there's not enough passion in politics. In which case, they should head to Cambodia.

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has, according to the AFP news agency, delivered a nine-minute rebuke of the judges who ruled Floyd Mayweather beat regional hero Manny Pacquiao in Vegas on Saturday.

    Getty

    "Us viewers could barely give a point for Floyd, but the three judges unanimously decided Floyd was the winner," Hun Sen told reporters.

    The PM had, apparently, made a $5,000 bet with an official on the match but, because of his anger at the 'biased' judges, is refusing to pay. "I will not settle this, I will not give you the money," he said.

    Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia for the last 30 years, is a known for his love of sports, particularly football, and has previously broken off from speeches to give his thoughts on a recent match or surprise scoreline.

  89. #bankholidaybest

    Get involved

    Your Bank Holiday highlights. Keep them coming...

    Ben J D Reynolds: "The San Antonio Spurs being knocked out of the playoffs in a great last game at the Clippers. Probably the last time we will see Parker, Duncan and Manu all play together competitively."

    Nottingham RL Juniors: Nottingham Corsairs U17s winning the RFU National Cup at Sale on Sunday against Sevenoaks. They were 20-7 down with six minutes to go but scored two quick tries and a conversion with the last kick of the game to win it.

    Paul Smith: "Ryan Moore's Guineas double."

  90. Harris claims two wickets in two balls

    Cricket

    James Harris

    The weather might have delayed the start of play in some County Championship games but what a morning for Middlesex bowler James Harris.

    The 24-year-old has dismissed Durham's Calum MacLeod and Paul Collingwood in successive deliveries at Lord's. Durham are 37-5 requiring another 222 runs with five wickets remaining to win.

  91. Newcastle made McClaren move

    Football

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    Steve McClaren was offered the chance to take over as Newcastle United manager for the final three matches of the season following Saturday's 3-0 defeat by Leicester City.

    Steve McClaren

    Derby County's former England manager turned the opportunity down and Newcastle have now resolved to stand by caretaker boss John Carver come what may.

    Senior players have held talks with Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley in the past 24 hours and accepted they must come together to lift the club away from relegation.

    It is understood that Carver did not offer to resign over the weekend, nor was he asked to.

  92. Hamilton is from outer space

    Formula 1

    As compliments go, this is an unusual one.

    Formula One legend Niki Lauda says current world champion Lewis Hamilton is driving like an "extra-terrestrial".

    Lewis Hamilton

    Hamilton is driving "in a phase where everything is always perfect," Lauda said.

    "He is faultless. He is putting in lap times that no other driver can beat. He is driving like an extra-terrestrial."

    Lauda (who won the world title in 1975, 1977 and 1984) is a bit biased though - he's non-executive chairman of Hamilton's Mercedes team.

  93. #bankholidaybest

    Get involved

    We want your Bank Holiday highlights...

    Hassan Tambuwal: "Steven Gerrard missing a penalty & scoring the winning goal later on for LFC."

    Manish T: "The GB Women's 4x100 picking up a bronze at the World Relays."

    Kathryn Bate: "Plymouth Argyle making the League Two play-offs. Spent all season telling my friends we could do it, yet no one believed me."

  94. Robson pulls out of Roland Garros

    Tennis

    Laura Robson

    Daily Mail tennis correspondent Mike Dickson tweets: "French Open spokesman confirmed to me today that Laura Robson has taken her name off Roland Garros entry list."

    Briton Robson, 21, has not played since losing in the first round of last year's Australian Open after having surgery on her left wrist.

  95. County Championship latest, part two

    Cricket

    Gloucestershire are looking for their first win of the summer in Division Two after reducing Essex to 91-4 in their second innings on day three at Chelmsford, a lead of only five runs.

    Kent resumed on 155-3 in reply to Leicestershire's 386 all out at Canterbury, but the start of play has been delayed in the other two games between Glamorgan and Derbyshire and Northants and Lancashire.

    Glamorgan are 84-2 and trail Derbyshire by 121 runs, while Lancashire need to score another 170 to achieve a first-innings lead against Northants after ending day two on 216-4.

  96. County Championship latest

    Cricket

    Durham have made a prompt start at Lord's in their bid to score 259 to beat Middlesex and make it three wins out of three in Division One.

    The north-east county resumed on 24-2 after paceman James Harris gave the home side hope by removing both openers on Monday evening.

    Somerset need to score 153 to make Worcestershire bat again on day three at Taunton after Ben Cox's 109 saw the visitors to a total of 402 on day three.

  97. Blaze of glory

    Football

    How do you celebrate a momentous occasion in your club's history?

    On Monday, Bournemouth went for a twist on the usual open-top bus parade by holding it at the seaside...

    Bournemouth

    But that was trumped by supporters of Fortuna Dusseldorf, who marked the 120th anniversary of the German Bundesliga 2 club's birth by "setting fire" to the river Rhine with 120 red flares.

    Fortuna Dusseldorf fans

    Makes your club's own celebrations seem a bit insignificant, eh?

  98. Kent v Leicestershire

    Cricket

    Cricket Canterbury

    Elizabeth Ammon is at Canterbury for day three...

    "It's dry and sunny but we're not starting till 11.15 - apparently it's still a touch damp. We are literally watching grass dry waiting for play to start."

    You can follow live commentary from Elizabeth and colleagues Richard Rae and Matt Cole on BBC Radio Kent or by clicking here.

  99. Burnley appeal Duff red card

    Football

    West Ham v Burnley

    Burnley lodge an appeal to have Michael Duff's red card at West Ham United rescinded. Referee Jonathan Moss showed the Clarets defender a straight red card for a professional foul on Cheikhou Kouyate 23 minutes into Saturday's 1-0 defeat.

    Burnley will be relegated if they fail to win at Hull City on 9 May.

  100. Football League highlights

    Football

    Channel 5 have confirmed their new 90-minute Football League highlights show will be broadcast on Saturday evenings at 21:00 BST.

    Fans will be able to watch every goal from every match in all three Football League divisions, then switch over to BBC 1 just in time for Match of the Day...

  101. Terry will retire before he is "embarrassed"

    Football

    Chelsea defender John Terry

    Chelsea skipper John Terry says he will retire before getting "embarrassed".

    But the Blues defender, who won his 16th trophy during his time at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, wants more medals before calling it a day.

    "The last thing I want to do is go out there and get embarrassed every week," says the 34-year-old, who has steered Chelsea to their first Premier League title in five years.

    "There will come a point when enough's enough but I'll know when that is and I'll be the first to say: 'Listen, I can't do this no more.'"

  102. Headlines at 11

    Here's what's been happening this morning...

    Boxing: Manny Pacquiao is to undergo surgery on a shoulder injury later this week and is expected to be unable to box again for nine to 12 months, according to reports.

    Manny

    Football: A priest in Newcastle has penned a prayer asking God to help remove owner Mike Ashley from the club.

    Football: Oxford United say a fire broke out at the Kassam Stadium on Monday evening but no serious damage was caused to the 12,500-capacity venue.

  103. 'Weird' Leicester boss will save City - Lineker

    Football

    Former Leicester City forward Gary Lineker

    Match of the Day host Gary Lineker believes "little bit odd" manager Nigel Pearson will almost certainly keep Leicester City in the Premier League.

    Leicester have won five of their past six matches to climb to 16th spot - one point clear of the relegation places.

    "Nigel has done a brilliant job at Leicester," Foxes fan and former striker Lineker told BBC Sport. "He knows what he's doing - yes, he's a little bit weird at times, a little bit odd."

  104. Cook up

    Cricket

    However, every cloud...

    A first Test hundred in two years sees England captain Cook rise five places to 22nd in the batting rankings. Hoorah!

    Cook

    But - boo - Joe Root and Gary Ballance drop two spots each to seventh and 19th respectively.

    James Anderson - who collected 17 wickets in the series at an average of 18 - remains second in the bowling rankings.

  105. Dropping a place

    Cricket

    Meanwhile England have slipped to fourth in the ICC Test rankings following their final Test defeat to West Indies in Barbados.

    At 1-0 up after the second Test, England looked certain to hang on to third spot in the rankings behind South Africa and Australia.

    But their five-wicket loss in Bridgetown saw them usurped by Pakistan.

    However, all is not lost... Alastair Cook's side will return to the top three without playing a game should Pakistan fail to beat Bangladesh in Mirpur this week.

  106. Safety first

    Cricket

    We don't want to push you over the edge and into a state of misery, but more England cricket talk I'm afraid.

    BBC Sport's Jonathan Agnew - who saw every ball of the draw series in the West Indies - says captain Alastair Cook and coach Peter Moores were punished for playing safe.

    England

    "They may have drawn the series, but it feels like a series loss," writes Agnew. "This setback demonstrates that England are every bit as mediocre as their opponents."

    Read Agnew's full article here.

  107. Cult hero

    Football

    So Blackpool FC have been in the news a lot lately - but not as much as Bobby Mack.

    Bobby who? Well, 60-year-old Mr Mack is the man who rode his mobility scooter on to the Bloomfield Road playing surface to join in the fans' protest during the game against Huddersfield.

    A video of him driving his scooter on to the pitch went viral on Twitter.

    He told the Blackpool Gazette: "I'm amazed. The video has been mentioned in America and all over the world, I can't believe it."

  108. Seaside blues

    Football

    Relegated Blackpool's abandoned Championship home match against Huddersfield Town will not be replayed.

    Hundreds of fans ran on the Bloomfield Road pitch after 48 minutes of Saturday's game, in a protest against how the club is run. The game was held up for more than an hour before the fixture was called off.

    Blackpool protest

    "Playing the match again would serve no justifiable purpose seeing as its result has no bearing on promotion or relegation," said the Football League.

    The result of the match will be decided at the League's next board meeting on 14 May.

  109. Bale's raring to go

    Football

    Gareth Bale

    Huge game in Turin later as newly-crowned champions of Italy Juventus host defending European champions Real Madrid in the semi-final of the Champions League.

    No wonder Gareth Bale is so excited. The Real forward has tweeted ahead of the game saying: "Huge game tonight here in Turin, need to get off to to a good start against a top team! Come on @realmadrid."

    You can follow the game on the BBC, with live text commentary on the BBC Sport website while there is live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, build-up starting at 19:00 BST.

  110. Boycott in a spin

    Cricket

    England's cricketers are dominating the headlines after their failure to beat a mediocre (copyright Colin Graves) West Indies.

    Boycott

    Just for a change, the BBC's Geoffrey Boycott had something to say on the subject - and very entertaining it is too.

    In case you missed it, here's Boycott giving his considered - and not very complimentary - opinion about England's spin bowling.

  111. Fire at Oxford United's ground

    Football

    Oxford United's Kassam Stadium

    Oxford United say a fire broke out at the Kassam Stadium on Monday evening but no serious damage was caused to the 12,500-capacity venue.

    A statement on the League Two club's website reads: "The fire services were called to an incident in the East Stand but the fire was quickly contained and no serious damage was caused.

    "The incident is currently under police investigation and neither the club or Firoka, the stadium company, are able to comment further at this time."

  112. 'Dear Father...'

    Football

    For those interested, here's how Father Stephen Foster's prayer starts...

    "Dear Father in Heaven

    Listen to our prayer in the midst of our suffering.

    To be at St James Park is where we want to be. To win is great. To see passion, excitement, endeavour and skill is ecstatic.

    To lose is always terrible. It takes some time to recover. But now we are being attacked from within. We are more financially secure now, but the cost is great. No involvement in cups is allowed. Best players sold. Mediocre mid-table finish is what is demanded."

    Full version here.

  113. Newcastle-mad priest wants divine intervention

    Football

    Great story in the Newcastle Chronicle, although Mike Ashley may disagree.

    Priest Stephen Foster, a Magpies fan, has penned a prayer to God calling for the departure of Toon owner Ashley from his football club.

    "It's a prayer to the Lord to try and change the mentality of the owner and the club," Father Stephen tells the Newcastle Chronicle.

    Newcastle are two points above the relegation zone with three matches remaining after eight straight defeats.

  114. Another casualty

    Football

    Another man who has been in the wars ... Hull City's David Meyler.

    The Tigers midfielder came off second best after colliding with Laurent Koscielny during Hull's defeat by Arsenal last night.

    He suffered a pretty horrible injury to his eye.

    David Meyler
    David Meyler

    But, amazingly, Meyler played on. That's called being tough.

  115. Painful blow

    Football

    And here's how Lewandowski sustained that injury.

    getty

    Looks painful.

  116. Tough guy

    Football

    Bayern Munich frontman Robert Lewandowski has been included in the German champions' squad for their Champions League semi-final first leg at Barcelona - despite serious facial injuries sustained last week.

    getty

    The Poland striker fractured his nose, upper jaw and suffered concussion in their German Cup loss on penalties to Borussia Dortmund and was doubtful for their game in Spain.

    But Lewandowski - who has been wearing a carbon mask in training - is part of the Bayern squad which will fly to Barcelona later today.

  117. #bankholidaybest

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    We asked for your highlight from an extended weekend of sport. Here's some of the early front-runners...

    Trevor Hawthorne: Glentoran winning the Irish Cup.

    Ntuthuko Mkhize: Barcelona beating Cordoba away by 8-0.

    Right Judgelam: Nekoda Davis wins breakthrough judo gold in Zagreb and jumps to 15th in world. She smashed Olympic bronze & silver.

  118. Kinghorn wins Edinburgh deal

    Rugby Union

    Edinburgh have signed Scotland youth cap Blair Kinghorn on a two-year contract from Edinburgh Academicals.

    The 18-year-old fly-half will join the Pro12 club after playing in this summer's World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Italy.

  119. LATEST GOSSIP

    Football

    Fiorentina goalkeeper Norberto Neto

    Liverpool have reaffirmed their interest in Fiorentina goalkeeper Norberto Neto after the Brazilian had second thoughts on a move to Juventus, according to the Daily Express.

    The 25-year-old would challenge Simon Mignolet for a first-team spot as Liverpool's current deputy Brad Jones is now set to be released when his own contract expires at the end of the season.

  120. 'Pietersen can forget return if Strauss is appointed'

    Cricket

    Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott says Kevin Pietersen does not stand a "cat in hell's chance" of returning to the England team if Andrew Strauss is appointed as the new director of English cricket.

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    "If that is the best that Tom Harrison, the chief executive, can come up with, God help us," writes Boycott in the Daily Telegraph. "Why? Because Alastair Cook calls him "Straussy", they opened the innings together for a long time, are best mates, shared dressing rooms.

    "So Cook will be safe and captain for ever, as will some other players Strauss played alongside. He is too close to so many of the current players to take an objective view.

    "And if his comments on air about Kevin Pietersen last year are anything to go by, there is not a cat in hell's chance of him returning."

  121. 'Mentally tough game'

    Cricket

    Former England bowler Derek Pringle: Trott's retirement shows what a mentally tough game Test cricket is and how difficult it is to remove doubt once it is taken hold.

    England batsman Jonathan Trott has retired from international cricket. The 34-year-old returned to the Test side for the tour of the West Indies, 18 months after leaving the Ashes tour with a stress-related illness, but managed only 72 runs in six innings.

  122. Carver offered to go

    Football

    Then again, according to reports elsewhere - especially in the Daily Mail - it seems John Carver offered to resign during a day of fraught meetings at St James Park yesterday.

    Apparently Carver told owner Mike Ashley he would stand aside if the club could find a replacement, and Newcastle approached Derby manager Steve McClaren to ask him to take over with immediate effect.

    McClaren turned down the offer, say the Mail, at which point Newcastle gave Carver their public backing and announced he would continue as manager.

    The long and short of it? These are not happy times in the north-east.

  123. Carry on Carver

    Football

    I don't think I've ever seen a photograph where John Carver doesn't look annoyed.

    getty

    See.

    Mind you, if you were manager of a side that had lost 12 of the last 17 games then you'd be pretty cheesed off too.

    But Carver has had some good news, told that he will keep his job at Newcastle for the final three games as the club fights to avoid relegation.

    It's going to be a close-run thing. The Magpies - who host West Brom on Saturday - are 15th in the table, just two points above the relegation zone.

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    #bankholidaybest

    Many of you will just be returning to work after a bank holiday weekend rammed to the gunnels with sport.

    But what was your sporting highlight?

    Was it Bingham in the snooker, Arsenal's win, or maybe Murray's lederhosen? Or maybe it was Bury's promotion, Colchester's survival, or your Sunday team's last-minute victory...

    Whatever, let us know now at #bbcsportsday, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook.

  125. Pacquiao to have surgery

    Boxing

    For those doubting whether Manny Pacquiao - who lost the so-called fight of the century (yeah right) to Floyd Mayweather - really did have a shoulder injury... the news is that he did.

    Manny

    According to American broadcasters ESPN, Pacquiao is to undergo surgery on his right shoulder later this week to repair a "significant tear" in his rotator cuff.

    'His rotator what?' we hear you cry. Well, obviously didn't hastily Google it but it's quite a vital part of the shoulder and, if you damage it, surgery is required.

    Medics say Pacquiao will be out of action between nine months and a year - assuming the surgery and rehabilitation go well.

    Bad news for Manny - but possibly good news for Amir Khan, who is hoping for a shot at Mayweather later in the year.

  126. Saving the day

    Football

    Here's a big statement from Phil Neville.

    Arsenal could challenge for the Premier League title if they sign a "world-class" goalkeeper, he reckons.

    getty

    "I look at David de Gea and he has won five or six games for Manchester United with important saves," said Neville.

    "If Arsenal get a keeper in, they can be a championship-winning team."

    Full story here.

  127. Bounce of the ball

    Twitter
  128. Many happy returns - part two

    Several other sporting stars celebrate birthdays today too, including...

    James Cracknell (rowing) Double Olympic gold medallist in the coxless four, 43.

    Cracknell

    Yossi Benayoun (football) Israel international and former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder, 35.

    James Whitaker (cricket) Former Leicestershire captain and current England national selector, 53.

    Juan Pablo Sorin (football) Former Argentina captain, 39.

  129. Many happy returns

    Blowing the candles out on his cake today will be Duke McKenzie.

    It's an oft forgotten fact that McKenzie, who celebrates his 52nd birthday, was the first British boxer to win a world title at three different weights.

    getty

    McKenzie won the IBF flyweight title on 5 October, 1988 with an 11th round knockout over Rolando Bohol, and added the WBO bantamweight title with a 12-round decision over Gaby Canizales three years later.

    He collected a third world title in 1992 when he beat Jesse Benavides after 12 rounds for the WBO Super Bantamweight title.

    Happy birthday champ.

  130. Post update

    Bingham tweet
  131. Magic Murray's shorts: part 3

    Tennis

    Finally taking the plunge and trying them on.

    Andy Murray

    If only he'd got married in them, Kim would have been delighted...

  132. Magic Murray's shorts: part 2

    Tennis

    Wondering what to do with them.

    Andy Murray wins Munich Open, presented with a pair of lederhosen
  133. Magic Murray's shorts: part 1

    Tennis

    Being presented with his lederhosen.

    Andy Murray wins Munich Open, presented with a pair of lederhosen
  134. Magic Murray doesn't come up short(s)

    Tennis

    OK, that's a terrible headline but it's our way of saying, get a load of these shorts.

    In beating Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Munich Open final on Sunday, Andy Murray became the first Briton to win an ATP-ranked event on clay since Buster Mottram in Palma in April 1976.

    But, better still, as part of his prize, he was presented with a pair of lederhosen - and then, good sport that he is, put them on. Here's what happened next...

  135. I regret missing Premier League - Buffon

    Football

    So then, there's a rather big Champions League game coming up tonight - Juventus hosting Real Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final.

    Gianluigi Buffon and Arturo Vidal

    Marid are the favourites but Juve have had a hell of a season, securing a fourth consecutive Serie A title at the weekend and facing Lazio in the Coppa Italia final as they chase a treble.

    It has been extraordinary, says captain Gianluigi Buffon, in this very good article - in which the 37-year-old also talks about his regret at never playing in the Premier League.

  136. From a distance... (don't all start singing)

    witter
  137. Back in time - part two

    And some other sporting anniversaries from this day...

    1954: Warrington and Halifax played in front of rugby league's biggest ever crowd when 102,569 attended their Challenge Cup final replay at Odsal.

    1973: Sunderland beat Leeds to win the FA Cup against all odds, Ian Porterfield scoring the only goal of the game and goalkeeper Jimmy Montgomery producing a stunning second-half save.

    getty

    2009: Man United defeated Arsenal 3-1, completing a 4-1 aggregate win, to earn Sir Alex Ferguson's side a place in the Champions League final ... though they were beaten 2-0 by Barcelona.

    2014: Mark Selby completed a come-from-behind victory to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 18-14 in the World Snooker Championship final at the Crucible, the first time five-time champion O'Sullivan had lost in the final.

  138. Back in time

    What have these got in common ... Trotsky was exiled from the Soviet Union, Charles Lindbergh was presented with the Medal of Honour for the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic, and British inventor John Logie Baird demonstrated the world's first colour television transmission?

    Answer, they all happened in 1928.

    As did, on this very day, this.

    Dean

    Legendary Everton striker Dixie Dean - pictured in white - broke the record for the most goals in a season, beating George Camsell's 59.

    Dean needed a hat-trick on the final day of the season to better Camsell's mark - and, in a sure sign of greatness, duly struck a treble in the Toffees' 3-3 draw with Arsenal at Goodison Park. Legend.

  139. Game over

    Cricket

    So, farewell to Jonathan Trott, a man who, for a few years, was one of the best batsman England have had.

    The 34-year-old returned to the Test side for the tour of the West Indies, 18 months after leaving the Ashes tour with a stress-related illness, but managed only 72 runs in six innings.

    Jonathan Trott

    As a result he's announced his immediate retirement from international cricket, saying, with admirable honesty: "This is a tough decision but I don't feel my game is at the level needed to play for England."

    The Warwickshire player - who will continue to play county cricket, scored 3,835 runs in 52 Tests - including a century on his debut in the 2009 Ashes decider.

  140. Well I never

    Twitter
  141. Gunning for glory

    Football

    Arsenal moved level on points with second-placed Manchester City and heightened Hull's relegation worries with a superb display at KC Stadium.

    The Gunners were sensational in the first half when Alexis Sanchez, twice, and Aaron Ramsey put the Gunners 3-0 ahead.

    A Stephen Quinn's header after the break gave Hull hope but they never truly looked like getting back in it.

    "One thing we wanted to do in the second half was to make sure it was not one of those ridiculously horrible evenings," said Tigers boss Steve Bruce, whose expression below kind of sums up the night.

    Bruce

    Defeat saw Hull slip to fourth-bottom, one point above the relegation zone. They play Burnley on Saturday - talk about a big game.

  142. Warrington pounce

    Rugby League

    Bit of breaking news. Warrington have signed former Australian international Kurt Gidley, his NRL club has announced

    The 32-year-old Newcastle Knights captain, who won 12 caps for the Kangaroos from 2007-13, will join the Wolves on a 12-month deal at the end of the year, with an option of a second season with the Super League club.

  143. Say cheese

    Snooker

    Here's one for the family album (though should that lad really be allowed on the table ... oh go on then, given the occasion we'll let him off this time).

    Bingham

    "To beat Shaun in the final tops everything off," said a delighted Bingham. "Twenty years as professional - blood, sweat and tears on the road. Qualifying in places like Prestatyn and Malvern.

    "So many family and friends have backed me. It is unbelievable."

    Well done that man.

  144. Who's got no bottle now?

    Snooker

    Stuart Bingham - who seems an awfully likeable chap - will awake this morning (possibly with a sore head and needing to pop an Alka-Seltzer or two) in the knowledge that he has become the oldest first-time snooker world champion since 1978.

    Back then, Ray Reardon won the title aged 45. Bingham, 38, held off Shaun Murphy to win 18-15 in a terrific final at the Crucible.

    Bingham

    And afterwards he claimed a remark from fellow player Mark Allen, who claimed Bingham had no bottle, spurred him on to success.

    "Since then things have changed," said Bingham, who is £300,000 richer today.

    Full report of the final here.

  145. Good day for...

    This man.

    Bingham

    And these chaps.

    Arsenal

    But not for this fella.

    Trott

    Take a bow Stuart Bingham, the new world snooker champion. Well done Arsenal, on course for a top two finish (though worrying times for Hull). And farewell Jonathan Trott, who has called time on his England career.

    More on all three stories coming up.

  146. Tuesday's back pages

    The Sun

    The Sun

    A Newcastle-dominated back page, with The Sun saying John Carver got the thumbs up to continue as manager because the players he has spent so much time having a pop at lately all backed him.

  147. Tuesday's back pages

    Independent

    Indy

    Arsenal scorers Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez are pictured, but Jonathan Trott's England retirement dominates.

  148. Tuesday's back pages

    The Mirror

    The Mirror

    Now here's a story we didn't expect. According to The Mirror, Chelsea are weighing up a summer move for Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert. Yes, you read that correctly. Jose Mourinho, apparently, sees Lambert as a replacement for Didier Drogba. We'll wait with bated breath to see whether that one happens...

  149. Tuesday's back pages

    The Guardian

    Guardian

    Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has risked upsetting his old boss Arsene Wenger by claiming new gaffer Jose Mourinho is "the best" manager around. Well, he was hardly going to say it is Wenger given who's paying his wages, is he?

  150. Tuesday's back pages

    The Daily Telegraph

    Daily Telegraph

    All cricket in the Daily Telegraph with Jonathan Trott's retirement from the international scene dominating. The batsman - who fought back after his problems on England's Ashes tour in 2013 - has decided to step down after a wretched tour of West Indies, where he scored 72 runs in six innings.

  151. Tuesday's back news

    Daily Express

    Express

    John Carver gets the nod from the Newcastle board to carry on until the end of the season - despite results and his controversial comments about defender Mike Williamson getting deliberately sent off (a claim Williamson denied). There's also a bit on Arsenal's win, and Jonathan Trott's England retirement.

  152. Morning all

    What's that? You missed us yesterday? Gee, we're touched.

    And we missed you too. But it was a Bank Holiday and we have to have the odd day off too you understand.

    But fret ye not - normal Sportsday service is resumed as from now and we'll be with you throughout the day to bring you all the breaking sporting news and loads of other good stuff too.

    First, though, a round-up of what's making the morning headlines...