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Tom Rostance and Steve Canavan

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  1. And that's it

    Stay on the BBC Sport website for live text commentaries of Arsenal-Swansea and Swindon-Sheffield United.

    We'll be back for another edition of Sportsday from 08:00 tomorrow. Sithee then.

  2. What's happened today?

    The headlines at the end of a busy sporting day:

    Cricket: Kevin Pietersen hit the first triple century of his career to make a dramatic statement to England's selectors two months before the Ashes.

    Football: Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola says he will still be at the club next season, despite reported interest from Manchester City.


    Cycling: Italian rider Domenico Pozzovivo was taken to hospital after being involved in a horrific crash during stage three of the Giro d'Italia.

    Football: Lower-league footballer Tim Nicot has become the second Belgian player to die of cardiac arrest in the past two weeks.

  3. Cricket

    One of the lads

    Kate Cross says she often forgets that she's a girl after taking eight wickets for men's team Heywood.

    The England seamer became the first woman to play in the Central Lancashire League last month and took 8-47 in a win over Unsworth on Sunday.

    Kate Cross

    "I'm treated like another player," the 23-year-old told BBC Sport.

    "I've grown up playing boys' cricket and I'm never treated like a girl in a boys' team. I never dreamed I would get an eight-for in men's cricket."

    She added: "I sort of lose track that I'm a girl."

  4. Formula 1

    Getting there

    Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo, who finished seventh in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, tweets:

  5. Football

    Swindon v Sheff Utd (19:45 BST)

    Swindon boss Mark Cooper, meanwhile, says there is a calm atmosphere among his team despite the prospect of a trip to Wembley to face Preston.


    "There's no hooting and screaming and back-slapping. They know it's half-time," he said.

    "We know we have to be really professional because we have a really tough job to do to beat Sheffield United."

    It's a sell-out at the County Ground - should be a belter.

    Remember there will be live text commentary of the game on the BBC Sport website.

  6. Football

    Swindon v Sheff Utd (19:45 BST)

    The Blades have lost out in seven previous play-off campaigns, but boss Nigel Clough does not believe that puts any additional pressure on his players.


    "We need one goal, it doesn't matter when it comes. We have gone from being pretty even to them being very, very strong favourites so the pressure is all on them," he said.

    "We have to play as we can, if we get half a chance hopefully we can put them away this time."

  7. Football

    Swindon v Sheff Utd (19:45 BST)

    A hugely important play-off semi-final game at the County Ground tonight, where Swindon defender Harry Toffolo (thigh) is a doubt after missing the first leg at Bramall Lane on Thursday.


    Striker Jermaine Hylton made just his second start for the club in the 2-1 win and could keep his place.

    Sheffield United defender John Brayford (knee) could miss out after being forced off at half-time last week.

    Midfielder Stefan Scougall (hamstring) is out but forward Jose Baxter (illness) might figure after missing the first game.

  8. Football

    Arsenal v Swansea (20:00 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator Ian Brown: "The wisdom was that Swansea would struggle in this first full season with their rookie manager Garry Monk. Instead they have flourished.


    With Wilfried Bony gone - and Bafetimbi Gomis not always available - they have still managed eye-catching results to seal a club-record number of Premier League points.

    It's their best season since the halcyon days of John Toshack in 1982. Seven wins since the January window have given them an outside chance of European qualification.

    So having completed a double over Manchester United, Swansea now seek the same against Arsenal."

  9. Football

    Arsenal v Swansea (20:00 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator Ian Brown: "On a rain-drenched November afternoon in South Wales, Swansea fought back from a goal down to beat Arsenal. I was there to see a bedraggled Arsene Wenger outmanoeuvred on the touchline by a young tactician by the name of Garry Monk.

    It was one of a series of autumn results that brought much introspection in Arsenal heartlands and even the staunchest Wenger allies were beginning to wobble. As usual, they should have known better.

    Arsenal are actually qualifying for the Champions League with something to spare. They might have taken 30 points from 30 but for the stubbornness of Chelsea and have, of course, reached the cup final again.

    Key players have returned to form and fitness so talk of a proper title challenge next season is far from preposterous."

  10. Football

    Arsenal v Swansea (20:00 BST)

    Arsenal need to keep winning if they are to pip Manchester City to second place in the Premier League.

    Team news for tonight's game is that midfielder Aaron Ramsey is a major doubt after sustaining a blow to the leg at Hull and frontman Danny Welbeck is almost certain to remain sidelined with a knee injury.


    Meanwhile, Swansea defender Jordi Amat has been ruled out for the season with a broken metatarsal.

    Dwight Tiendalli has been recalled from his loan spell at Middlesbrough, with Jazz Richards also back from a stint at Fulham. Both are available to play - and striker Bafetimbi Gomis could return after missing three games with a hamstring problem.

  11. Back to the footie

    Well, that was all very exciting ... though possibly not for the non-cricket fans among you.

    And as there are a couple of big games taking place in the world of football shortly, we'd better turn our attention to those...

  12. Cricket

    Says it all

    Tweet from Nick Hoult, cricket writer from the Daily Telegraph:


    I think we know what will be making the headlines in tomorrow's papers...

  13. Cricket

    End of play

    And it's all over for the day at Surrey.

    Kevin Pietersen has finished unbeaten on 326 out of a score of 528 for 9 in their county championship game with Leicestershire.

    Every single opposition player shakes his hand.

    A fantastic innings that certainly spices things up a bit.

  14. Get involved - the KP debate


    Not everyone's impressed...

    Billybunter3rd: Pietersen not bad against a side that hasn't won for two years with Second Division journeymen bowlers. Same level as Oxford University.

    Bit harsh Billy.

  15. Football

    Latics alert police

    Oldham have called in police amid reports a death threat was sent to new manager Darren Kelly.

    The League One club appointed Kelly last week but the 35-year-old from Northern Ireland has since had to refute claims that he is a supporter of the IRA.

    A club statement on Monday afternoon read: "Oldham Athletic AFC are aware of threats made against individuals connected with the club. These matters have been passed to the police and the club will be making no further comments on this subject.

  16. Get involved - the KP debate


    Stuart Mitchell: Hard to ignore class of the innings, even if it is against weaker opposition. Strauss has some major thinking to do.

  17. England trio up for Premiership award

    Rugby Union

    Jonathan Joseph

    Let's move away from the cricket for a moment to tell you England trio Jonathan Joseph, George Ford and Billy Vunipola have been shortlisted for the Premiership Player of the Season award.

    Centre Joseph, 24, and 22-year-old fly-half Ford have played important roles in Bath securing a play-off spot for the first time since 2010.

    Number eight Vunipola, 22, has made 13 appearances for Saracens this season.

    Wasps pair Nathan Hughes and Elliot Daly are also on the shortlist, with the winner to be announced on 20 May.

  18. Get involved - the KP debate


    Ed Rotheram: This young Pietersen chap is looking pretty good. Get him in for England. #ohtheirony

    Aiden Smith: Pietersen has hit more runs on his own than England in their first innings in the third Test against the West Indies, and double what they hit in the second

  19. Cricket

    Look who's talking

    Surrey have just announced that Pietersen - now on 324 (he's just hit his 14th six) - will talk to the media after play ends at Surrey.

    Should be interesting - especially with Andrew Strauss facing the press tomorrow for the first time since being appointed England's Director of Cricket.

  20. Cricket

    Should Pietersen be recalled by England?

    This is marvellous stuff from Pietersen but let's just put things in context for a moment.

    He has been dropped five times in his innings - the first time when he was on 96 - and is up against a Leicestershire side that has not won a county championship game in three years and counting.

    But, still, what an innings.

    Time for some of your views me thinks.

    Should Pietersen be recalled to the England side? Let us know now at #bbcsportsday

  21. Cricket

    Perfect Pietersen

    It is the first triple hundred of Kevin Pietersen's career - and he bought up the mark in typical fashion, by smashing a huge six.

    "Goodness me, that's gone miles," says the commentator on BBC London (listen here). "It's ended up in the middle tier of the stand. It's a huge six. There may be a delay here while we find the ball."


    That takes KP to 311, and with no signs of stopping any time soon.

    Surrey are 511-9. Can England ignore him after this? Unlikely, whatever the politics of the matter.

  22. Cricket

    Triple hundred man

    Oh my word. Kevin Pietersen is flying.

    The batsman has just passed the 300 mark in Surrey's county championship match against Leicestershire.

    He is on 304, from 349 balls, in an innings which has included 34 fours and - get this - 11 sixes.

    The only problem is he's about to run out of partners. Surrey are on 500 for 9, with last man Matt Dunn keeping KP company. Block the best you can Dunny lad, and let KP carry on smashing.

  23. Tennis

    Winner Watson

    Good news for Heather Watson - perhaps inspired by Andy Murray's clay-court heroics, the Brit has reached the second round of the Italian Open after easing past Roberta Vinci 6-3 6-1.


    Watson, 22, broke her Italian opponent twice to claim the first set before comprehensively taking the second.

    Britain's world number 41 Watson, who went out in the first round of the Madrid Open earlier this month, faces Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas next.

  24. Football

    Court action

    Spanish La Liga

    And as we seem to be in Spanish mode at the moment - I've even donned a sombrero and am munching a paella - this is the latest on the strike that threatens to play havoc with the end of the season...

    A Spanish court is likely to decide on Wednesday if the strike affecting the end of La Liga season is legal.

    The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has suspended the end of the season and the players' union (AFE) also decided to strike in a row over TV rights.

    The proposed action puts the final two rounds of league games in doubt, as well as the Copa del Rey final.

  25. Football

    'We feel good' - Ancelotti

    But, despite that domestic setback, coach Carlo Ancelotti is confident Real Madrid will reach the Champions League final if they repeat the performance of Saturday's 2-2 draw with Valencia.

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    The European champions trail 2-1 from the first leg against head coach Ancelotti's former club Juventus.

    "We feel good and if we play like this on Wednesday then everything will go well," the Italian said.

    Toni Kroos is expected to be fit despite coming off against Valencia and Paul Pogba is available for Juventus.

  26. Football

    Farewell to title

    Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal says they can say "goodbye to the league" after slipping four points behind Barcelona with two games left.

    Dejected Real Madrid players

    Real came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Valencia, but Barca's win over Real Sociedad has put them in control.

    Carvajal said: "At home we couldn't slip up, we've done that and we say goodbye to the league.

    "It's painful because we wanted to fight until the final day, although we'll keep on doing that."

  27. Middlesex extend lead at Hove


    BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand at Hove:

    Middlesex 269 & 102-5, Sussex 192

    "Middlesex reached tea on day two at Hove on 102-5 in their second innings, leading by 179.

    "Sussex were skittled for 192 just after lunch as the pitch continued to produce inconsistent bounce as the visitors were aided by cloud cover.

    "The cracks on the pitch will only make batting more perilous and a target of more than 200 is going to be highly unlikely with run scoring extremely difficult to this stage."

  28. Cricket

    Feeling high

    And Kevin Pietersen has moved on to 258 not out, making this his highest ever score in first class cricket.

    Can't wait for Andrew Strauss's first news conference as England's Director of Cricket on Tuesday...

  29. Football

    'Deeply concerned'

    The PFA has released the following statement about the allegations from Chesterfield captain Ian Evatt that he was "kicked, punched and spat at" by Preston fans after the play-off game at Deepdale on Sunday.


    "Following an incident during the League One play-off semi-final between Preston North End and Chesterfield, the PFA has been in contact with PFA Chairman Ritchie Humphreys and Chesterfield captain Ian Evatt.

    Evatt was allegedly "punched, kicked and spat on" by rival fans on the pitch. The Chesterfield captain has given a statement to police.

    The Union is deeply concerned that a member has been attacked by fans and will work closely with Ian Evatt, Ritchie Humphreys and Chesterfield FC in order to offer our full support and guidance.

    The PFA will continue to address this matter with the relevant bodies to try and ensure that this behaviour is eradicated from the game, before a player is seriously injured in a similar incident."

  30. Cricket

    Just too easy

    A Kevin Pietersen update.

    The Surrey batsman is now on 251 against Leicestershire and has hit four sixes since tea. He is just four runs short of his highest ever first class score.

    Are you watching England?

  31. Football

    Expect a queue...

    A couple of BBC Radio Lancashire tweets that will be of interest to Preston fans:


    It will be Preston's first trip to Wembley in 21 years. They will face the winners of tonight's game between Swindon and Sheffield United, on Sunday, 24 May.

  32. Athletics

    Treading carefully

    Jessica Ennis-Hill will only return to heptathlon action in Gotzis if she is fully ready, according to her coach.

    The 29-year-old finished third in the 100m hurdles at the Great CityGames in Manchester on Saturday - her first race since July 2013.


    Ennis-Hill had planned to compete in the Gotzis Hypo-Meeting in Austria on 30-31 May. But coach Toni Minichiello said she "had a bit of work to do" before a decision would be made.

    Ennis-Hill had been out for almost two years after giving birth to son Reggie last July.

  33. Carberry fifty rallies Hampshire


    BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at Headingley:

    Yorkshire 370, Hampshire 127-4

    "Hampshire scored 104 runs in the afternoon session for the loss of three wickets.


    "Michael Carberry has hit 13 boundaries in his innings of 66 not out so far.

    "Jack Brooks was on a hat-trick after dismissing Vince lbw not playing a shot, and Will Smith caught at slip trying to pull his bat away.

    "Conditions slightly improved in the afternoon with some prolonged sunshine."

  34. Cricket

    Black Cats off to flier

    New Zealand wrapped up a 66-run victory over Somerset in their opening tour match despite an entertaining final-day hundred from James Hildreth.

    New Zealand reached the World Cup final in March

    Hildreth advanced from his overnight 62 to score 115 and lower order runs from Craig Overton (25) and Tim Groenewald (47) briefly raised hopes of an upset.

    But off-spinner Mark Craig took the last three wickets to finish with 5-34 in Somerset's 277 all out.

    New Zealand play England in two Tests later in May.

  35. Football

    Boss who must apply to become boss

    Fun and games north of the border.

    Gary Teale - St Mirren boss since December - says he can't understand why the club has announced it wants candidates to apply to become manager ... including Teale.


    Interim boss Teale was unable to stop St Mirren from sliding out of the Scottish Premiership, at which point the club announced they would search for a new boss.

    "I fully understand that they are going to open the process up to other applicants," said Teale. "But it's obviously frustrating because I'm in there doing the job right now and feel I'm doing the best I can in the circumstances."

    In a statement St Mirren said: "We would expect Gary to put his name forward for the vacant manager's position and we will duly consider his application along with all others we receive."

  36. Worcestershire set 437 to win


    Warwickshire 264 & 321-8 dec, Worcestershire 149 & 22-0

    Boyd Rankin hit his maiden first-class fifty for Warwickshire as his side set Worcestershire a huge fourth-innings target at Edgbaston.

    Rankin put on an unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 114 with Chris Wright, a record against Worcestershire, before the hosts declared on 321-8 at tea.

    With little sign of rain in the forecast, the Pears will now have to bat for four sessions if they are to pull off a draw, or even a remarkable victory.

  37. Football

    On the way back

    It looks like there could be some light at the end of the tunnel for Robert Snodgrass.


    The Hull City winger suffered a dislocated kneecap on his first Premier League start for the Tigers back in August and hasn't featured since.

  38. Cricket

    BBC Sport reporter Patrick Gearey at the Oval: "'Are you watching Andrew Strauss?' The chant from The Oval. If he is, he'd have seen @KP24 pass 200. Mischievous timing."

  39. Cricket

    'Big statement from KP'

    Surrey and Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara: "Great double ton by the big man @KP24 . Big statement in the current England cricket context."

  40. Cricket

    Celebration time

    Kevin Pietersen has hit a double century for Surrey against Leicestershire at The Oval.


    The batsman, who is desperately trying to win back his England place, has chosen the perfect time to make a big score - the national team's new Director of Cricket, Andrew Strauss, is officially unveiled to the media tomorrow.

    I think we can all guess what the first question will be...

    Meanwhile, you can find the scorecard from Surrey v Leicestershire here.

  41. Football

    Full house

    Excitement is hotting up ahead of tonight's big game in Swindon.


    The Robins take on Sheffield United in the second leg of their League One play-off semi-final.

    It's advantage Swindon after the first game - they lead 2-1 and are 90 minutes away from a trip to Wembley.

    Sheffield United will hope to make sure that doesn't haoppen, though history is not on their side - the Blades have lost out in seven previous play-off campaigns.

  42. Notts build healthy lead


    BBC Radio Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Chester-le-Street:

    Nottinghamshire 245 & 114-4, Durham 163

    "Notts are in a strong position as Durham's batting frailties were exposed for the second week in a row as they were bowled out for just 163 earlier.

    "By tea Notts had reached 114-4 in their second innings, which is a healthy lead in a so far of 196 in a low-scoring game. Who knows?

    "That may already be enough if Durham are unable to regain their confidence with bat in hand. James Taylor has 45 and Rikki Wessels 12."

  43. Football

    Getting shirty

    A fan of football shirts? In that case you'll like this.

    Barcelona centre back Gerard Pique has revealed his shirt collection by posting this on Twitter.


    Impressive to say the least and good to see a few English players have made the cut, with Beckham, Ferdinand (Rio, not Les) and even Danny Welbeck making it into Pique's collection.

    Must take some ironing though...

  44. Football

    Swindon v Sheff Utd (19:45 BST)

    It's all to play for for Sheffield United and Swindon tonight as they battle it out for a place at Wembley against Preston. Swindon won the first leg in Sheffield 2-1.

    Nigel Clough

    The Blades have lost out in seven previous play-off campaigns, but boss Nigel Clough does not believe that puts any additional pressure on his players.

    "We need one goal, it doesn't matter when it comes," Clough said. "We have gone from being pretty even to them being very, very strong favourites so the pressure is all on them.

    "We have to play as we can, if we get half a chance hopefully we can put them away this time."

    Caroline Chapman will bring you live text commentary on that game this evening.

  45. Formula 1

    'Miniscule odds' caused Alonso retirement

    Fernando Alonso's Spanish Grand Prix retirement was caused by a tear-off strip from his own helmet visor blocking one of his rear brake ducts.

    The odds of this happening are minuscule but the incident caused overheating and then total failure of the McLaren driver's rear brake system.


    The Spaniard overshot his pit, forcing a mechanic to take avoiding action.

    The team saw the tear-off as soon he retired and realised it had come from his helmet after further investigation.

    Full story here.

  46. Road Cycling

    Matthews takes stage win

    The serious injuries to Italian rider Domenico Pozzovivo have dominated proceedings at the Giro D'Italia.

    The good news is that Pozzovivo, who has been taken to hospital, is, according to his team, "conscious and lucid".

    Meanwhile, Australia's Michael Matthews, of the Orica Green-Edge team, took the stage win in a bunch sprint in Sestri Levante to retain the Maglia Rosa.

  47. Cricket

    Ali calls it a day

    Former England fast bowler Kabir Ali has announced his retirement from first-class cricket following a serious shoulder injury, at the age of 34.

    The ex-Worcestershire, Hampshire and Lancashire seamer has failed to recover from the injury he suffered last August on T20 Blast Finals day at Edgbaston.


    Having been released by Lancashire at the end of last season, Birmingham-born Kabir had hoped surgery might work.

    But he said: "I underwent major surgery and did all the rehab but, when I tried to bowl, I struggled to get any pace."

  48. Cricket

    Big moment

    Wisden editor Lawrence Booth on Twitter:

  49. Football

    QPR fight fine threat

    Relegated QPR have insisted they will fight any attempt by the Football League to impose a fine on the club for Financial Fair Play breaches.

    Legal proceedings between QPR and the Football League are still going on and an independent arbitration panel will decide on whether QPR are liable.

    The club could face a fine of up to £58m for FFP breaches but are challenging the legality of the rules.

  50. Road Cycling

    Giro D'Italia crash latest

    Encouraging news coming in from the Giro D'Italia.

    There was real concern for Italian rider Domenico Pozzovivo of the AG2R Mondiale team after he fell heavily on a descent.

    But BBC Sport's Matt Slater is at the scene and has just tweeted:

  51. Cricket

    Pietersen making point

    The wickets continue to fall around Kevin Pietersen but he seems intent on going nowhere and is continuing to rack up the runs.


    The batsman, looking to get back in the England side, is on 174 not out in Surrey's total of 343 for 8 in their County Championship match against Leicestershire.

    Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Colin Graves et al will be watching with interest.

    Scorecard here.

  52. Road Cycling

    Tweet from BBC Sport's Matt Slater, after Domenico Pozzovivo fell heavily on a descent at the Giro D'Italia and is receiving medical attention.

  53. Post update

    Team Sky: "Inside 30km to go on stage 3. The descent almost complete. Our thoughts are with Domenico Pozzovivo after his crash"

  54. Road Cycling

    There has been a crash at the Giro D'Italia - Domenico Pozzovivo fell hard on a descent and is currently receiving medical attention.

  55. Football

    Court to decide over strike

    A Spanish court is likely to decide on Wednesday the legality of a strike protesting against a new TV rights law called by the players' union (AFE), which is threatening the final two La Liga match days and King's Cup final.

    The AFE announced last week that players would go on strike indefinitely from 16 May, prompting the professional league (LFP), which represents the 42 clubs in the top two divisions, filed a petition to have the action declared illegal.

  56. Football

    MLS Update

    Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice as 10-man New York Red Bulls beat New York City FC in Major League Soccer's first derby meeting between the sides.

    Bradley Wright-Phillips

    Former Manchester City and Southampton striker Wright-Phillips, 30, put away Lloyd Sam's cut-back in early on.

    And although Red Bulls' Matt Miazga was sent off after a second booking with 54 minutes to go, Wright-Phillips scored a second after the break.

  57. Cricket

    KP ploughs on

    Kevin Pietersen is doing his chances of an England recall no harm at all.

    The batsman is 151 not out in Surrey's total of 307 for 7. Given that no other Surrey batsman has scored more than 36, it gives you an idea of how well KP is playing.

    Andrew Strauss, England's new director of cricket, over to you.

    Scorecard here.

  58. Lawro's Prediction

    Arsenal v Swansea (20:00 BST)

    Arsene Wenger

    BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson: "Swansea continue to surprise me and they are almost certain of finishing at least eighth this season, which is a fantastic achievement in Garry Monk's first full season as a manager.

    "But Arsenal are arguably finishing the season as strong as any other team in the Premier League, the champions included."

    Think you can do better than Lawro? Prove it with our new predictor game.

  59. Horse Racing

    Murphy back among the winners

    Grand National-winning jockey Timmy Murphy has bagged his first winner since switching from the jumps to the Flat.

    Murphy, who won the National at Aintree on Comply Or Die in 2008, had been out for nearly 18 months with a shoulder injury.

    The 41-year-old scored at Wolverhampton on the 7-1 shot Houdini, for trainer Jamie Osborne.

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

  60. Cricket

    Giles blasts ECB

    Lancashire director of cricket Ashley Giles has accused the England and Wales Cricket Board of 'short-termism' after the sacking of coach Peter Moores.


    The 52-year-old was dismissed following the drawn Test with West Indies after little more than a year in charge.

    Giles was removed as England limited-overs coach in April 2014 after less than 17 months in the role.

    "One of the biggest problems is that we can't see past tomorrow at the moment," he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

  61. Football

    Women's World Cup

    Alex Greenwood

    England defender Alex Greenwood: "Proud and honoured to be named as part of this talented group of 23 going to my first senior World Cup in Canada."

    Manager Mark Sampson named his England squad for Canada 2015 this lunchtime. Find out who made the squad here.

  62. Sarries need a 'reaction' - Wray

    Rugby Union

    Back row Jackson Wray says Saracens must still believe they can reach the Premiership semi-finals despite losing to play-off rivals Exeter Chiefs.

    Sunday's 24-20 defeat at Allianz Park saw Sarries slip to fifth in the table on points difference.

    The north London club can still finish in the top four with victory over relegated London Welsh in their final game of the league season.

    "It is in our hands and still down to us to react well to this," Wray, 24, said.

  63. Football

    Lost in translation

    German Bundesliga

    In Germany Schalke have suspended Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sidney Sam with immediate effect in the aftermath of Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Cologne.

    Kevin-Prince Boateng
    Image caption: Schalke fans won't be seeing this celebration from Kevin-Prince Boateng again.

    Ex-Ghana forward Boateng, 28, played 59 minutes of the Bundesliga match while Germany winger Sam, 27, was not involved as Schalke dropped to sixth.

    Both players have been told they have no future with Roberto Di Matteo's side and can find new clubs.

    The club originally said they had released the pair - but they remain under contract.

  64. Football

    Tonight's action

    Aaron Ramsey

    Planning your evening's viewing? Two big games tonight fro you to stay across and we have live text commentary on both - obviously.

    In the Premier League Arsenal face Swansea, and in the League One play-offs Swindon or Sheffield United will join Preston in the final at Wembley.

    The Robins hold a 2-1 lead from the first leg.

  65. Notts on top at Durham


    BBC Radio Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Chester-le-Street:

    Nottinghamshire 245, Durham 155-7

    "It's been a good morning for the Notts bowlers who have put Durham under a lot of pressure on a difficult morning for batting.

    "And the wickets have fallen in clusters again, like last night, with Michael Richardson, Scott Borthwick and Calum MacLeod all departing with the score on 110.

    "Vernon Philander and Brett Hutton have particularly benefited from the low bounce from The Lumley End, taking two wickets and one respectively."

    Durham are 155-7 at lunch, still 90 behind.

  66. Football

    Leeds manager Neil Redfearn is out of contract at the end of the season.

  67. Post update

    Richard Marshall: Good news about Lewis Cook [see 14:06], now what about Neil Redfearn?

  68. Football

    Double battle


    Daily Star: Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in signing Karim Benzema, with Real Madrid willing to sell the 27-year-old French striker.

  69. Football

    Tributes to Nicot

    Team-mates of Tim Nicot - the Belgian footballer who has died today after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch at the weekend - have been paying tribute.

    Tim Nicot

    "I am full of disbelief and feeling powerless," said Wesley Snoeys, who played alongside Nicot for fourth-tier Wilrijk-Beerschot. "Always the same question comes up - why? You left us far too soon."

    Another team-mate, Thomas Van Tongerloo, said: "Only last week we were sitting together in the dugout before our game in Duffel. Now we're all in tears because the top guy is no longer with us. We'll miss you so hard, you'll always be in our heart."

  70. Football

    Assault trial adjourned

    The trial of Celtic striker Anthony Stokes for an alleged assault on an Elvis impersonator has been adjourned.

    Lawyers for the former Sunderland forward said they were ready to proceed with the hearing into an alleged incident in Dublin on 8 June, 2013.

    Judge Patricia Ryan, at Dublin's Circuit Criminal Court, said she would put the case back for mention before the same court on 12 May, but could not guarantee that it would proceed then.

    Stokes, 26, was arrested by appointment and charged with assault causing harm to Anthony Bradley, 42, at Buck Whaley's nightclub on Leeson Street, Dublin.

  71. Cricket

    Amir back in business

    Mohammad Amir took a wicket with his second ball in his first top-level domestic match since his four-year spot-fixing ban.

    Mohammad Amir

    The Pakistan fast bowler struck for Rawalpindi Rams against Abbottabad Falcons in the country's Haier Super8 T20 Cup.

    Amir, then aged 18, bowled no-balls at pre-arranged times during Pakistan's tour of England in 2010.

    He was jailed for six months and team-mates Mohammad Asif and captain Salman Butt were also jailed and banned for their part in the scam.

    He cannot return to international cricket until September.

  72. Football

    Cook signs new deal at Leeds

    Leeds announce that teenage midfielder Lewis Cook has signed a new two-year deal to stay at the club until the summer of 2017.

    Cook, 18, made 38 appearances this season.

    Lewis Cook
    Image caption: Lewis Cook was named Championship apprentice of the year at the Football League awards.

    Chairman Massimo Cellino said: "Lewis Cook deserves his new contract, he was one of the most exciting players last season. I knew we had a wonderful talent when I first saw him in the summer.

    "At first, I thought he was much older than he was. He plays like he has lots of experience. My hope is for him to stay at Leeds for a long time and continue growing with Mowatt, Byram, Taylor and the others. We don't want to sell."

  73. Rugby Union

    'We can still do it'

    Back row Jackson Wray says Saracens must still believe they can reach the Premiership semi-finals despite losing to play-off rivals Exeter Chiefs.

    Jackson Wray

    Sunday's 24-20 defeat at Allianz Park saw Sarries slip to fifth in the table on points difference.

    The north London club can still finish in the top four with victory over relegated London Welsh in their final game of the league season.

    "It is in our hands and still down to us to react well to this," Wray said.

  74. Football

    United ready to pounce?


    Gazzetta dello Sport: Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini refused to deny reports goalkeeper Samir Handanovic could leave the club in the summer, with Manchester United and Juventus reported to be interested in the 30-year-old.

  75. Rugby League

    Leaders suffer upset

    Some rugby league you might have missed from yesterday.

    Super League leaders Leeds Rhinos were beaten at Widnes, with on-loan Vikings forward Chris Clarkson scoring a try against his parent club.

    Chris Clarkson

    Leeds began the game knowing a win would take them four points clear at the top of the table.

    But Clarkson went over for one of seven Widnes tries as the hosts moved within a point of a place in the top eight.

    Full report here.

  76. Football

    Women's World Cup

    BBC Radio 5 live

    England manager Mark Sampson on BBC radio 5 live: "Leaving people out was probably the toughest thing I've had to do in my career so far. There are players who have helped us get here who won't play a part in the summer but we feel we have a strong group to go to Canada and compete in the summer.

    "The players are fiercely ambitious. We are a team with world-class talent and can compete with anyone on our day."

  77. Oval hundred delights Pietersen


    BBC London 94.9's Mark Church at The Oval:

    Leicestershire 292, Surrey 222-5

    "Well if there was ever any doubt that Kevin Pietersen was hungry for runs, that has now been put to bed once and for all with an unbeaten 101 at lunch.

    "Leicestershire made him work extremely hard for his runs and he has mixed discipline with his normal strokeplay.

    "Surrey needed his runs and the way he leapt in the air when he got to his hundred shows how much it meant to him."

  78. Football

    The best of enemies

    There's a nice little barney going on in Portugal between Porto and Benfica.

    Porto coach Julen Lopetegui has launched an attack that is the very definition of scathing on his Benfica counterpart, Jorge Jesus.

    The pair had to be pulled apart at a recent match between the sides and Lopetegui said: "The coach of Benfica talks a lot, he says what he wants and he talks about everyone.


    "I have the maximum respect for my fellow coaches, all of them, ... but I have lost that respect for him. (He has) an enormous lack of class for someone who has so much experience in this profession."

    Jesus, as we understand it, has yet to respond to the comments.

    Porto are second in the league and need leaders Benfica to drop four points in their last two games to have any chance of overhauling their rivals.

  79. Morning honours even at Old Trafford


    Gloucestershire 388, Lancashire 31-1

    Gloucestershire's tail wagged briefly as they added 66 for the last three wickets, with Kyle Jarvis claiming two of them.

    But the hosts will be pleased at restricting Gloucestershire to 388 after they were 298-3 yesterday evening.

    Luis Reece was dismissed early in the Lancashire reply but they will be hoping for more runs from the in-form Ashwell Prince in the afternoon.

  80. Post update

    Women's World Cup

    Former England captain Casey Stoney: "Absolutely over the moon to be selected for my 3rd @FIFAWWC really excited to work with this group of players.

    Casey Stoney

    "Important to remember it took more than 23 players to get us to Canada."

  81. Glamorgan struggle at Canterbury


    Kent 367, Glamorgan 64-3

    Glamorgan made a poor start in reply after finally bowling out Kent on the second morning at Canterbury.

    The Welsh county lost James Kettleborough, skipper Jacques Rudolph and Colin Ingram to the new ball before lunch.

    Earlier, Kent's Daniel Bell-Drummond failed to add to his overnight 123 not out before falling lbw to paceman Michael Hogan, who finished with 5-71.

  82. Mascot matters

    Women's World Cup


    I know what you're thinking - who is the official mascot of this summer's Women's World Cup?

    Step forward Shueme, a female great white owl. A wise move.

  83. Derbyshire bowlers take control


    Derbyshire 343, Northants 122-6

    Derbyshire's bowling attack has enjoyed a fine morning, taking six Northants wickets before lunch.

    Tom Taylor, who has three wickets, started the collapse by removing nightwatchman Azharullah for nought in the second over.

    Just how much the visitors can chip into the deficit of 221 in the afternoon, will rest on Josh Cobb's shoulders. The former Leicestershire man is 25 not out.

  84. Follow online

    Women's World Cup

    Football fans can follow all the Women's World Cup action online wherever and whenever they are with live streams of every match on the BBC Sport website across PC, tablet mobile and the free BBC Sport app. Current England player Eni Aluko will also bring an insider's perspective in her online column writing exclusively for the BBC. Live text commentaries from all England games and from the quarter-finals stage onwards are available online alongside full reports, on demand goals, round-ups and news from across Canada.

    Eniola Aluko

    A special daily Catch Up programme will be available to watch online and download on the BBC iPlayer rounding up the best bits from the previous evening whilst taking a look at the quirkier side of the Women's World Cup 2015.

  85. Football

    England women's World Cup squad

    England forwards

    England Women's captain Steph Houghton: "France are one of the best teams in the world, we have lots of history and it is about time that we get one over on them. They have great individuals who can win games but so do we."

    England play France on 9 June - live across the BBC.

  86. Watch on the BBC

    Women's World Cup

    The England squad has now been announced - and the news gets better as every one of the 52 matches in Canada 2015 will be shown live across BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Red Button or the BBC Sport website.

    All England games are live on BBC Radio 5 live with news and reports throughout the tournament available 24/7 via the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app.

    The excitement begins on Saturday, 6 June as hosts Canada take on China in the opening game. (Live on BBC Three KO 2300 BST).

  87. Football

    England women's World Cup squad

    A little more meat on the bones about that England announcement...

    Katie Chapman has been included in the squad for the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada following a forced absence from international duty.


    The Chelsea midfielder, 32, did not play for England between 2010 and 2015 after claiming her contract was cancelled because she asked for time off to look after her children.

    Also included in Mark Sampson's squad are Reading's Fran Kirby, former skipper Casey Stoney and Birmingham's Jo Potter.

    Liverpool striker Natasha Dowie, Gothenburg midfielder Anita Asante, Notts County forward Jess Clarke and Manchester City left-back Demi Stokes have been left out of the 23-strong group.

  88. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    England women's World Cup squad

    The England squad in full:


    Siobhan Chamberlain (Arsenal); Karen Bardsley (Man City), Carly Telford (Notts County)


    Lucy Bronze, Steph Houghton (Man City), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Laura Bassett, Alex Greenwood (Notts County), Claire Rafferty (Chelsea), Casey Stoney (Arsenal)


    Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Fara Williams (Liverpool), Jill Scott (Man City), Jade Moore, Karen Carney, Jo Potter (Birmingham), Katie Chapman (Chelsea)


    Toni Duggan (Man City), Eni Aluko (Chelsea), Lianne Sanderson (Arsenal), Jodie Taylor (Portland Thorns), Fran Kirby (Reading), Ellen White (Notts County)

  89. Hampshire fight back against Yorkshire


    BBC Radio Solent's Kevin James at Headingley:

    Yorkshire 370, Hampshire 21-1

    "A better morning for Hampshire, who picked up the last three Yorkshire wickets for the addition of just 37.

    "Hampshire faced a tricky 50 minutes before lunch, losing Sean Terry lbw to Bresnan for 0.

    "Liam Dawson (14 not out) is a lucky boy to still be there. He's been dropped in the slips twice and should have been run out.

  90. Football

    Women's World Cup

    England manager Mark Sampson speaking ahead of the Women's World Cup squad announcement: "We know we have to beat the best teams if you want to be successful and what better way to start than against the favourites in France? There aren't many teams who will want to play this England team."

    The squad is about to be announced. Squad preview here.

  91. Sussex toil against Middlesex


    BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand at Hove:

    Middlesex 269, Sussex 163-8

    "Middlesex claimed five wickets in the morning session to put themselves well on top on a Hove pitch that has proved a minefield for the batsman.

    "Sussex reached the interval on 163-8, with Ben Brown on 21 and Ajmal Shahzad two not out. The heavy cloud cover this morning aided the visitors as the severely cracked track has lacked any consistency in its bounce or pace since the off.

    "The hosts still trail by 106, which in a low-scoring match will be crucial, unless they can find a substantial addition to their total from the lower order."

  92. Chopra century puts Bears in control


    BBC WM 95.6's Richard Wilford at Edgbaston:

    Warwickshire 264 & 196-6, Worcestershire 149

    "A true captain's knock from Varun Chopra has kept Warwickshire in charge on day three - his 107 not out in seam-friendly conditions is arguably worth rather more than that.

    "Joe Leach and Charlie Morris hit their straps well in the first hour, and gave Worcestershire hope of a more moderate fourth innings target.

    "But Chopra's sixth wicket stand of 66 with Keith Barker has probably taken the game away from them."

  93. Pietersen reaches timely century


    Kevin Pietersen

    Kevin Pietersen has sent a timely reminder of his ability to the England and Wales Cricket Board with a century on the second morning of Surrey's Championship match against Leicestershire.

    Pietersen reached three figures off 153 balls, with two sixes and 12 fours, his first hundred in the Championship since June 2013. He was 101 not out at lunch, with Surrey 222-5, in reply to Leicestershire's 292.

    New national director of cricket Andrew Strauss will reportedly give his views on the prospect of a Test recall for Pietersen at a news conference on Tuesday.

    He may note that Leicestershire have not won a county game for two years.

  94. Formula 1

    Title out of reach

    Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene does not believe the team can challenge Mercedes for the championship this year - even if Sebastian Vettel feels he is still in title hunt.


    Vettel finished third to remain on the coat-tails of the leaders but the four-time world champion was some distance behind Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

    Arrivabene said: "Fighting for the championship I think is a bit too much.

    "I didn't say (we would win) two races this year. To be honest, I said three races. I still believe that this is achievable but there is nothing in life that you can achieve without working hard and this is what we have to do."

  95. Rugby Union

    Starting early

    New head coach Tom Coventry will join London Irish for the Aviva Premiership club's full pre-season - four months earlier than first planned.

    Irish's new boss Coventry will leave Super Rugby franchise the Chiefs this summer, now linking up with The Exiles in July as opposed to following the autumn's World Cup.

  96. Headlines at 1

    A round-up of what has made the sporting headlines so far today...

    Football: Hundreds have attended a memorial service to mark the 30th anniversary of a fatal fire which ripped through Bradford City's home ground.

    Memorial service at Centenary Square

    Football: Lower-league footballer Tim Nicot has become the second Belgian player to die of cardiac arrest in the last two weeks.

    Formula 1: Red Bull say they will pull out if either they cannot get a competitive engine or Audi do not join forces with the team.

    Football: Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola says he will still be at the club next season, despite reported interest from Manchester City.

  97. Athletics

    Jess jumps back

    Jessica Ennis-Hill will compete in both the long jump and javelin at the Loughborough International Athletics meeting next weekend, organisers have announced.


    The 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion returned to competitive action in Manchester on Saturday after two years away due to injury and the birth of her first child last year, finishing third in the 100m hurdles.

    "I was happy with my run over the hurdles in Manchester and the chance to compete in the long jump and javelin a week later will give us a really clear picture of how things are shaping up.," Ennis-Hill said.

  98. Football

    Northampton Town

    It truly was a tragic day in the footballing world 30 years ago.

    Northampton Town on Twitter: "Remembering Ian Hambridge, from Northampton, who passed away at a @football_league game 30 years ago today."

    As well as the Bradford fire, Ian Hambridge was killed after a wall collapsed at Birmingham. Read more in the Birmingham Mail.

  99. Football

    'There is always revenge' - Aguero

    Sergio Aguero is determined to put Manchester City back on top next season.

    Aguero struck a hat-trick as City hammered QPR yesterday but the best the Blues can hope for is to finish a distant second in the Premier League to champions Chelsea.


    "We lost a lot of points this season but we want to finish the best we can and start next season fighting for every title," said Aguero.

    "This season wasn't as we expected but we will face new challenges next season and there is always revenge in football."

  100. Football

    Cow woes

    Keeper Lukasz Fabianski has been talking about the joys of swapping life at Arsenal for Swansea ... and the frustrations too.

    "You try to go out of the village and you're stopped by loads of cows and you can't really do anything," the 30-year-old tells The Guardian.


    "If you beep the horn, they just look at you and don't move. But that is the beauty of the place."

    Animals aside, Fabianski says Swanea is "a very impressive club" and he loves being there.

  101. Football

    We need to talk about Kevin

    Bad news for Kevin-Prince Boateng.

    The former Spurs and Portsmouth frontman has been released by Bundesliga club FC Schalke - and judging by the statement on the club's website, he must have had a bad game at the weekend.


    "Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt announced there would be consequences after Sunday's defeat to FC Köln and the first action has been taken," read the statement.

    "Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sidney Sam have been released with immediate effect."

  102. Rugby Union

    Retirement reasons

    A few quotes from Euan Murray, Scotland's most-capped prop, who announced his international retirement earlier.

    "My wife Sarah is due our third child in August and I have to be with my family as much as possible before and after the birth," the 34-year-old said, explaining the reasons behind his decision.


    "Clearly, with the World Cup looming, the national squad will be training and playing throughout that period and I have too much respect for the national jersey to put myself forward in those circumstances."

    A committed Christian, Murray has not played on Sundays since 2010.

  103. Football

    'It hasn't worked out' - Clark

    Lee Clark quit as manager of relegated Blackpool because he decided "enough was enough".

    According to the Blackpool Gazette, Clark - who announced his resignation on Saturday - was not convinced he could turn around a club that went down with the lowest points total ever mustered in the Championship (25).


    The season ended in disarray when the final game, with Huddersfield, was abandoned after a pitch invasion.

    "After seeing what happened in the final game, I had serious concerns about whether or not I could turn it around," Clark said. "It hasn't worked out at Blackpool."

  104. New Cambridge deal & role for Money


    Richard Money has signed a new three-year contract with Cambridge United and has been given the new title of football manager by the League Two club.

    Money, 59, had been the U's head coach and will remain in charge of the first team but will now be responsible for player recruitment.

    Signing players had been the job of chief executive Jez George in his previous role as director of football.

    Ex-Colchester manager Joe Dunne will replace Alan Neilson as assistant boss.

  105. Football

    Ollie for Blackpool?

    Ian Holloway has been talking, and has made what sounds suspiciously like a "come and get me" plea to Blackpool.

    Holloway, who memorably led the Seasiders to the Premier League in 2010, is available after losing his job at Millwall in March.


    "I want to get back in work. People are still talking about why I might have l left Blackpool (in the first place). I want to build something that means something to the fans and if that's not the case then I won't consider doing it," he told Sky Sports News.

    "For me it is about having a chance to make something better and to improve it it and if that not case I won't even try. If I don't think I'm the right man I will tell the owner that."

    Watch this space.

  106. Who is going down?



    Aston Villa, Leicester, Sunderland, Newcastle, Hull City.

    With two games to go, one of those sides will join Burnley and QPR in being relegated to the Championship. But who will fall through the trapdoor?

    You can vote now at the top of the page.

  107. England in need of stability - Giles


    Lancashire director of cricket Ashley Giles has accused the England and Wales Cricket Board of short-term thinking following the sacking of national team head coach Peter Moores.

    "One of the biggest problems is that we can't see past tomorrow at the moment," Giles told BBC Radio Lancashire. "Whether you're a coach, whether you're a selector or whether you're a player, you don't know whether you're going to be here next week."

    Giles played 54 Tests for England and had a spell as limited-overs coach, only to be removed in April 2014 after 17 months in charge.

  108. Salvi to leave Leicester Tigers

    Rugby Union

    Julian Salvi is leaving Leicester Tigers at the end of the season, director of rugby Richard Cockerill has confirmed.

    The 29-year-old Australian flanker's contract runs out in the summer and he had been in talks with the club about extending his deal.

    Cockerill told BBC Radio Leicester: "The saga around that is what it is. Julian is moving on - that's life."

  109. Football

    England Women's World Cup squad

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports: "Having experimented heavily, it will be interesting to see what England boss Mark Sampson considers his strongest squad when he names the 23 players he will be taking to Canada for the World Cup in June.

    "During his 18-month reign, he has re-introduced several players who were frozen out under former boss Hope Powell such as midfielders Katie Chapman and Jo Potter as well as striker Lianne Sanderson. And he started the last game against China with forwards Jodie Taylor and Fran Kirby, who have 16 caps between them. Finally we should see a squad of his own making."

    The squad is announced in a hour's time. Read our squad guide here.

  110. Post update

    Who will go down?

    Martin Cee, London: "Hull City to go down, but sadly that leaves Newcastle fans lumbered with John Carver for another season in the Premiership and yet another relegation battle next year."

    Who will join Burnley and QPR in the Championship?

    Get in touch at #bbcsportsday pop on to the BBC Sport Facebook page or BBC Sport's Google+ area.

    You can also text us on 81111 in the UK only - don't forget to say who you are and where you are texting from.

  111. Football

    Tug o'war


    West Brom will try to hijack Scott Sinclair's move to Aston Villa with their own £2.5m summer bid. The 26-year-old winger is expected to leave Manchester City in the summer, reports The Mirror.

  112. Football

    England Women's World Cup squad

    Who's on the plane to Canada? England name their World Cup squad at about 13:00 BST. Read our squad guide here:

    Jordan Nobbs

    Jordan Nobbs

    Age: 22 Caps: 21 Goals: 3 Club: Arsenal

    Former England winger Sue Smith: "I know she's been struggling a little bit with injuries but she's a quality player. Jordan is someone who's come into her own over the past year. She's always had potential but now she's starting to live up to it. Good with the ball at her feet and can make things happen."

    Did you know? Nobbs is the daughter of former Hartlepool player Keith Nobbs, who played for the north-east side in the 1980s.

  113. Football

    Arrest after alleged assault

    A man has been arrested over an alleged assault on Chesterfield captain Ian Evatt on the pitch after the League One club's play-off defeat at Preston.


    Evatt said he was "punched, kicked and spat on" by rival fans after his team lost 3-0 in the second leg of their play-off semi-final at Deepdale.

    The 33-year-old, who police said was not seriously hurt, used to play for Blackpool, Preston's Lancashire rivals.

    A 20-year-old man from Preston, is being held on suspicion of assault, police said.

  114. Athletics

    Big stars in Birmingham

    The all-conquering Mo Farah, Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford and former Olympic 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu are among the athletes confirmed for the Sainsbury's Birmingham Grand Prix on 7 June.


    In what sounds like it will an event well worth going to, world junior champion Dina Asher-Smith goes head to head with Jodie Williams over 200m.

    In the men's 100m, there's arguably an even tastier showdown between Adam Gemili, world indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty and sub-10 second man Chijindu Ujah.

    On top of that, Martyn Rooney and Matthew Hudson-Smith - the top two from the 400m at last year's European Championships in Zurich - will compete over the rarely run 300m distance.

    Sounds good.

  115. Simply Marvellous


    The uplifting BBC drama Marvellous was among the winners at the Bafta awards on Sunday night.

    Based on the true story of Neil 'Nello' Baldwin, played by Toby Jones, it tells how a man defied being labelled as having learning difficulties to lead a remarkable life.

    After a spell as a circus clown, Neil was offered a job as kit man for Stoke City Football Club by then manager Lou Macari.

    You can watch Marvellous again on BBCiPlayer.

  116. Football

    England Women's World Cup squad

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports: "England boss Mark Sampson has kept his players on their toes before naming his Women's World Cup squad at about 13:00 BST. After their friendly 2-1 win over China last month, the 32-year-old Welshman said he had 30-35 players to consider, so it will certainly have been a challenge to whittle that number down to the 23 who will be heading to Canada."

  117. Football

    England Women's World Cup squad

    BBC Sport has pulled together a guide to which players are likely to make the squad, what they will add to the team and which fringe players are set to miss out.

    Read here and find out more.

    Steph Houghton
  118. Football

    England Women's World Cup squad

    England boss Mark Sampson names his 23-strong squad for the Women's World Cup at about 13:00 BST, determined to improve on the team's last showing at a major tournament.

    England team
    Image caption: Several members of the England squad have been suffering with injuries in the build-up to the World Cup

    Under former coach Hope Powell, England crashed out of Euro 2013 at the group stage without winning a game.

    During a 100% qualifying campaign, Sampson has brought in several old faces and some new recruits, and must now choose a squad to navigate out of a group including France, Mexico and Colombia.

    Who will be in?

  119. Football

    Bradford fire anniversary