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  1. That's all, folks

    Monday's Sportsday is no more.

    But please report back on Tuesday from 08:00 BST when we will be providing you with all the breaking news of the day, plus updates from Queen's, Royal Ascot, the County Championship and much more.

    Royal Ascot
  2. The Tuffers and Vaughan show


    Need a Monday night cricket fix?

    Tune in to BBC Radio 5 Live from 19:30 BST to hear the Tuffers and Vaughan show, featuring special guest, New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum.

    Brendon McCullum
  3. Five of the best from Eurobasket


    Great Britain women's team may have lost all four of their group c matches in the Eurobasket, but they scored some decent points along the way.

    You can watch the best shots from Monday's 76-70 defeat by Croatia right here.

  4. Roma's billion-euro stadium


    Serie A club Roma have unveiled proposals for a new state-of-the-art stadium that is part of their ambition to "become one of the most successful football clubs in the world".

    The project features a 52,500-60,000 all-seater stadium, a business park, an entertainment district and green areas.

    It is expected to cost "approximately 1.1 billion Euros", according to the club, and will "ensure that this sports, commercial and entertainment complex is a lasting and viable new addition to Rome's most enduring landmarks".

  5. Football

    Plymouth close to appointing new backroom team

    Plymouth Argyle are in advanced discussions with a new backroom team to support manager Derek Adams.

    Derek Adams

    Coaches Sean McCarthy, John Harbin and Rhys Wilmot along with chief scout Darren Sheridan, have left the League Two club after Adams succeeded John Sheridan.

    "Derek has identified who he would like to work with and we're fairly well-advanced in those discussions," chairman James Brent told BBC Sport.

  6. Strike threat in Italy

    Rugby Union

    Italy's Rugby World Cup preparations have been thrown into disarray by a player strike over tournament bonuses.

    Italy squad

    The Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) claims to have "taken note" of the players' stance, that includes demanding a match-by-match bonus scheme.

    Italy, who face Ireland and France in Pool D at the World Cup, are due to begin a squad training camp from 14 June to 3 July.

    The FIR has confirmed the training camp will be suspended until an agreement is reached.

  7. Latest from Aegon Classic


    Johanna Konta

    Johanna Konta has joined fellow Briton Naomi Broady in the second round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

    Konta, 24, dropped just four games on her way to a 6-1 6-3 victory over Australian Jarmila Gajdosova.

    Stockport's Broady, 25, ranked 224th in the world, beat the 79th-ranked Croat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-3 6-4.

    USA-based 16-year-old Katie Swan, originally from Bristol, was beaten 6-2 6-2 by Tsvetana Pironkova on her WTA Tour debut.

  8. Can Warburton succeed at Rangers?


    Mark Warburton has become the first Englishman to manage Rangers.

    But can the former Brentford boss bring success to the Scottish club?

    BBC Scotland's Richard Wilson investigates here.

    Warburton factbox
  9. Women's World Cup


    The Women's World Cup group stages continue on Monday with the following fixtures:

    • Ivory Coast v Norway (group B) 21:00 BST
    • Thailand v Germany (group B) 21:00 BST
    • Netherlands v Canada (group A) 00:30 BST

    As usual, you can catch all the action on the BBC - and all the coverage details can be found here.

    Netherlands women
  10. Wolves warned by RFL

    Rugby League

    Warrington have been given a formal warning by the Rugby Football League about the behaviour of their fans during the Cheshire derby at Widnes over Easter.

    Play was stopped and the referee took both teams off the pitch after a smoke canister was thrown onto the field of play in the early stages of the match on 2 April.

    An RFL investigation discovered that Wolves fans also threw coins and bottles onto the playing surface.

    "The club were reminded of their responsibility to make best efforts to ensure there are no further incidents at future matches," read an RFL statement.

  11. Lille ordered to pay up


    Lille have been ordered to pay Genk 300,000 euros for the 2010 transfer of Divock Origi.

    The Belgium striker, now with Liverpool, began his career at Genk before leaving them at the age of 15 to sign youth terms with Ligue 1 side Lille.


    Genk appealed to FIFA's dispute resolution chamber seeking a 'training compensation' fee but were denied as they had not offered a contract to Origi before his departure.

    However, the club has now successfully argued to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that they could not offer Origi a contract under Belgian law because he was under the age of 16 at the time.

  12. Van Gaal changes summer plans


    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will expect his team to hit the ground running next season after making changes to their summer schedule.

    van gaal

    Van Gaal was critical of the programme for United's pre-season tour of the United States last summer, believing the team spent too much time crossing time zones.

    This summer they have scaled back the travelling during their four matches in the International Champions Cup in the USA.

    Van Gaal said: "The problem was when we went to America last year we didn't have so many times to train because we had to fly and travel a lot. Therefore it was not good."

  13. Mini Andy Carroll


    Andy Carroll and

    West Ham and England striker Andy Carroll and his partner Billi Mucklow are celebrating the arrival of a new baby boy.

    Carroll announced the birth by posting this candid photo on his Instagram account.

  14. Hickman signs MK Dons deal


    Harry Hickford
    Image caption: Harry Hickford is yet to play a first-team game for MK Dons

    Young MK Dons defender Harry Hickford has signed a two-year deal to keep him at Stadium:MK until the summer of 2017.

    The 18-year-old has been with his hometown club since the age of 10, and has spent time on loan at Chelmsford City.

  15. Goodbye, Lleyton Hewitt


    South African Kevin Anderson ended Lleyton Hewitt's 16th and final appearance at Queen's Club with a first-round victory, winning 6-7 7-5 6-2.

    Lleyton Hewitt

    Fernando Verdasco, Richard Gasquet and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez are also through.

    Britain's James Ward is up next on Centre Court against third seed Milos Raonic, and you can follow the action on BBC Two, BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Red Button and Online.

  16. Wane angered by 'awful' Wigan

    Rugby League

    Shaun Wane

    Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane wasn't a happy man after his side's 30-14 defeat by St Helens in Super League.

    "Really disappointing that they didn't get to see anything we could do. We just didn't throw enough at them and we made so many errors," he said.

    Wane promised changes for their next match and added: "I'm going to look at what we've done in training and the game plan."

  17. Injury blow for British pair


    Jack Thomas

    British pair Jack Thomas and Steph Slater have been forced to pull out of the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow next month.

    Slater, 24, who was a talented able-bodied swimmer before suffering nerve damage, has not recovered from surgery on a hip problem earlier this year.

    Welsh swimmer Thomas, 20, has suffered a wrist injury.

  18. McAuley commits to West Brom


    Gareth McAuley

    Gareth McAuley has signed a new one-year deal with West Brom.

    The Northern Ireland centre-half was out of contract this summer but has now agreed to stay for next season.

    He has made 138 appearances for the Baggies since signing for the club in 2011.

  19. Farah has to be selfish - Jackson


    Mo Farah

    Former world champion hurdler Colin Jackson says Mo Farah should do what he thinks is right, when it comes to his relationship with coach Alberto Salazar.

    Farah pulled out of a meeting in Birmingham after a BBC documentary alleged that Salazar had practiced doping techniques with other athletes. Salazar denies the allegations.

    "Mo, get all the information you possibly can and do ultimately what's best for you, because your athletics career belongs to you," said Jackson. "And if you're happy with your circumstance then you keep with it; if you're unhappy and unsure it's going to have a real knock-on effect in your mind."

  20. Firework incident investigated


    Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Irish Football Association after a photographer was struck by a firework during Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifier against Romania on Saturday.

    Darren Kidd was given medical assistance pitch-side after being hit on the neck by the projectile, which exploded on the ground.

    The incident was included in the Uefa delegate's report and the governing body's website confirmed on Monday it was being investigated.

  21. Hammers appoint Woods


    Chris Woods

    West Ham have appointed former England international Chris Woods as their new goalkeeping coach.

    The 55-year-old, who won 43 caps for his country between 1985-1993, has previously coached at Everton, Manchester United and for the USA national team.

    He will become part of new manager Slaven Bilic's backroom team.

  22. Ageas Bowl wants 2022 Ashes Test


    Michael Vaughan tweet

    Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove hopes the Ageas Bowl's growing reputation for hosting international matches will secure an Ashes Test in 2022.

    The England and Wales Cricket Board has invited tenders for the allocation of major matches between 2020 and 2023, and the Ageas Bowl is the only Test ground in the country not to have staged an Ashes match.

    "I believe the new administration at the ECB will be very fair and indiscriminate in the way they select international grounds in the future," said Bransgrove.

  23. Question of Sport teaser


    We asked which six men have scored more than 40 goals for Brazil.

    The answers? Pele, Ronaldo, Romario, Zico, Bebeto and Neymar.

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  25. On the mend


    Surrey's Rory Burns has been tweeting today after his sickening collision with team-mate Moises Henriques during Sunday's T20 Blast game with Sussex at Arundel.

    Australia international Henriques, 28, broke his jaw in three places, while Burns, 24, had cuts around his left eye that required stitches.

  26. Van Persie staying put


    Daily Mirror: Manchester United striker Robin van Persie insists he wants to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his first-team place, despite suggestions he may leave this summer.

  27. Croatia investigated over 'swastika'


    Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) after a swastika was apparently scrawled on the pitch in Split during Croatia's 1-1 Euro 2016 qualifying draw with Italy.

    Uefa had ordered Friday's match to be played behind closed doors as punishment for fan violence and racist incidents when Croatia played Norway earlier in the qualifying campaign.

    A swastika, however, appeared to be visible on the pitch at the ground, which is the home of Croatian top-flight side Hajduk Split, and Uefa said they would decided whether to take action for "racist behaviour" by 16 July.

  28. Notts teen Carter takes seven


    Former England bowler Graeme Swann tweets...

  29. Linley makes mark for Sussex

    Durham 269-8 v Sussex

    BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Arundel:

    "On his first day on loan from Surrey, Tim Linley has taken five wickets in an innings for Sussex.

    "It was only the sixth five-for of his career and he completed it with the wickets of Ryan Pringle and Paul Coughlin in the space of two balls during the afternoon.

    "But 60 not out from Gordon Muchall has helped Durham to their first batting bonus point since 3 May."

  30. Essex batsmen build on lead

    Derbyshire 148, Essex 318-4

    BBC Essex's Paul Newton at Chelmsford:

    "Essex continued to press home their advantage in the afternoon session, despite Derbyshire making breakthroughs when Essex's top four were all seemingly set to post big scores.

    "Tom Westley made a scratchy 43 before the worthy Wayne White squeezed an in-ducker between bat and pad and Ravi Bopara posted a 104-ball 50 with a sumptuous straight drive for four but White quickly had his revenge thanks to a fine second slip catch by Wes Durston.

    "But the visitors have yet to take two wickets in quick succession and Jesse Ryder and Ryan ten Doeschate have played some handsome shots in their unbroken 31 run partnership at tea."

  31. Eurobasket: Croatia v England


    Fancy spending your Monday afternoon watching some basketball?

    The women's Eurobasket game between Croatia and Great Britain is on live right now via this link, with Croatia leading 45-36 at half time.

  32. Further surgery for Del Potro


    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport

    Juan Martin del Potro

    Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro will undergo wrist surgery for a third time next week.

    The Argentine, 26, has played just four times this year - after completing only 10 matches in 2014 - as he has struggled with his left wrist.

    The 2009 US Open champion played three matches in Sydney at the start of the year and then attempted another comeback in March, losing his first-round match in Miami.

    "After playing in Miami my sensations were horrible," said the former world number four. "I didn't want to fight against tennis. I didn't want to hate this sport."

  33. Scunthorpe release Myrie-Williams


    Scunthorpe United have cancelled the contract of winger Jennison Myrie-Williams, 27, by mutual consent.

    Myrie-Williams made just seven starts for the Iron after joining the League One club last summer.

  34. Notts teen Carter takes seven

    Nottinghamshire 410, Somerset 200

    BBC Somerset's Stephen Lamb at Taunton:

    "A sensational return of 7-56 on debut for off spinner Matthew Carter put Nottinghamshire firmly in charge on day two of their County Championship match against Somerset at Taunton.

    "Only Tom Abell, who carried his bat through the Somerset innings for 76, and James Hildreth, who in making 41 passed 1,000 first class runs for the season, provided any firm resistance as the hosts were bowled out for just 200, 210 runs short of the Notts total.

    "There were two wickets for Luke Wood and one for Jake Ball in a session that saw the loss of eight Somerset wickets, before Nottinghamshire elected not to enforce the follow-on."

  35. Get in the hole!


    Graeme McDowell

    Graeme McDowell has a word of advice for any golfers at Chambers Bay - beware of the deep bunkers.

    The venue will host this year's US Open, which starts on Thursday, and has a particularly perilous bunker on the 18th hole.

    It will be the first time a major has been played at the course near Seattle, and views on the new venue appear mixed.

    McDowell, who won in 2010, has given us his thoughts on the architecture. Watch the video here.

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    Gary Hornsby: Darius Vassell overhead kick against Holland, what a way to mark your international debut!

  37. All that Jazz


    Jazz Richards

    Two Premier League clubs have joined the race to sign Swansea City and Wales defender Jazz Richards, reports BBC Radio Wales.

    Swansea have accepted a bid from Championship side Fulham, believed to be around £500,000, for the right-back.

    Richards, 24, has held talks with the Cottagers, for whom he made 14 league appearances on loan last season.

    Sources close to the player declined to name the other clubs interested, but Richards is expected to resume negotiations with his suitors when he returns from holiday at the end of June.

  38. Liverpool keen on Charlton teenager


    The Telegraph are reporting that Liverpool are considering a £3.5m move for teenage Charlton Athletic defender Joe Gomez.

  39. Eye spy


    British women's number one Heather Watson is ready for her first-round match against a qualifier at the WTA AEGON Classic in Birmingham.

  40. Johnston becomes ninth Wasps signing

    Rugby Union

    James Johnston

    Wasps have made their ninth signing ahead of the 2015-16 season by signing Samoan international James Johnston from Premiership champions Saracens.

    The 29-year-old tighthead prop, who has won 14 caps for Samoa, had been set to sign for another Premiership side Sale.

    But he has now opted instead to sign for Wasps, who were able to offer the greater lure of playing in the European Champions Cup.

    "When Wasps came in for me, I had no hesitation," Johnston said.



    David de Gea

    The Daily Mail are reporting that Real Madrid will open negotiations with Manchester United for goalkeeper David de Gea at just £13m.

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    MadeofClay: James McFadden from 35 yards to rob France again home and away,and still not qualify, but the looks on Henry et al faces!

  43. Broady progresses in Birmingham


    Naomi Broady

    British wildcard Naomi Broady has beaten Ajla Tomljanovic in the first round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

    Stockport's Broady, 25, is ranked 224th in the world and overcame the 79th-ranked Croat 6-3 6-4.

    Fellow Briton Johanna Konta will face Jarmila Gajdosova later on Edgbaston's Centre Court.

    And USA-based 16-year-old Katie Walsh, originally from Bristol, will make her WTA tour event debut against Tsvetana Pironkova.

  44. Looking forward to his own bed


    Britain's Andy Murray has been talking to BBC Sport about his preparations for Wimbledon, which start at Queens tomorrow.


    And it seems one thing the world number three is looking forward to is the prospect of spending the next six weeks at home.

    The Scot married his long term girlfriend Kim Sears in April and says he has only spent "nine or 10 days" in his own bed this year.

    Watch the interview here.

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    More love for Gazza's goal v Scotland...

    Shane White: Paul is a legend in his own right, i remember watching him at Italia 90, making me well up writing this thinking about it, Gary Lineker looking at Robson shaking his head, man was sheer passion combined with sublime genius something all current England players could do with a little of...

    Chris Tonks: My fave England goal, just that bit more enjoyable than John Barnes' goal against Brazil.


    Allen Davidson: Sublime. I remember it well, me and the old man watching the game on a brilliant summer's day. Heartbroken when he scored but at the same time delighted at the genius we just witnessed. The England teams of the mid 90's were brilliant to watch.

    Lee Knight: My favourite international tournament that I have watched. England was gripped by it and Three Lions was a great song to get the crowd going. Great atmospheres and such a pity we couldn't go all the way. I'd love to relive that tournament and win of course.

  46. Mark Warburton news conference

    Rangers unveil new boss

    And a last little snippet from Mark Warburton before he disappears into the sunset:

    "Our job is to move the club forward as quickly as possible," he said.

    "Brentford used the smallest number of players last season - 24. I prefer lean squads. If we can produce academy players, fantastic, but they have to be good enough.

    "We like players who enjoy possession. We like players who enjoy the football, who don't give it away cheaply. Our job is to fill the stadium."

  47. Mark Warburton news conference

    Rangers unveil new boss

    More from new Rangers boss Mark Warburton: "I realise the playing squad is quite lean. I like working with younger players but they have to be able to play in front of 45,000 people.

    "Any club will tell you, the academy should be the heartbeat of the club. We will give the boys a pathway to progress.

    "We have to create the support network. We have to prepare for the longer term. The word 'value' is very important to us."

  48. Horton falls on stroke of lunch for Lancs

    Leicestershire 207, Lancashire 91-1

    BBC Radio Leicester's Richard Rae at Old Trafford:

    "Lancashire openers Paul Horton and Karl Brown raised a 50 stand for the first time in 11 innings when the league leaders began their reply to Leicestershire's first-innings score of 207.

    "In fact they did rather better than that, extending their partnership to 91 before Horton drove a little airily at a delivery from Rob Taylor and turned to see his former team-mate Andrea Agathangelou take a brilliant diving catch away to his right at second slip.

    "The wicket will have made lunch a little more palatable for Leicestershire skipper Mark Cosgrove, who had made his frustration uncomfortably apparent when Charlie Shreck dropped a couple short outside off-stump and was despatched for consecutive boundaries by Horton."

    The match in Manchester is starting at 12:30 BST for all four days.

  49. Headlines at 3

    Here's what has been making the news so far today:

    Football: Aston Villa say they will be meeting with midfielder Jack Grealish after photographs emerged claiming to show the player lying in the street while on holiday in Tenerife.

    Jack Grealish

    Football: Rangers confirm Mark Warburton is their new manager, with the former Brentford boss telling the media: "Our aim is to win the division".

    Cricket: Somerset's Jamie Overton has joined twin brother Craig in the England squad for the final two matches of the one-day series against New Zealand.

    Rugby League: Warrington Wolves prop Anthony England has been charged with a Grade E spitting offence by the Rugby Football League and could be banned for up to eight matches if found guilty.

  50. Mark Warburton news conference

    Rangers unveil new boss

    Up in Scotland, with the cameras clicking furiously as he talks, Mark Warburton has admitted his main task was to get the club into the Scottish Premiership.

    He said: "Our job is to take the club forward as quickly as possible. It's to come in here, work with the squad, gel quickly and help them achieve their target of promotion.

    "Our aim is to win the division. It won't happen overnight but we'll put as much work as possible into the playing squad.

    "I'm very aware of the size of the club and its traditions and we hope to take the club forward."

  51. United to pounce?


    Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino will be moving to England next season, according to the player's agent.


    Roger Wittmann, who represents the 23-year-old, would not confirm where the striker's exact destination was - although he has recently been linked with a move to Manchester United.

    "All I can say is that he's moving to England," Wittmann told Germany's Bild newspaper.

    The Brazil international is current representing his country at the Copa America.

  52. Mark Warburton news conference

    Rangers unveil new boss

    Mark Warburton has arrived to give his first news conference since being appointed Rangers gaffer.

    Here's what he's been saying so far. "It's a challenge but it's one I am looking forward to and embracing," Warburton said.

    "I'm sure there will be some mistakes but it's important to learn from them and move the club forward."

    Rangers director Paul Murray, also facing the media, said: "Mark has shown himself to be a very progressive manager with lots of ideas. We think he is right to take Rangers forward."

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    We're asking what is the best ever international goal you've seen scored by the home nations?

    AJR: Archie Gemmill's world cup goal for Scotland against Holland has to be up there somewhere.

    Brian Capaloff: Was at Wembley for Gazza's goal in '96. An average performing England team completely transformed by this one moment of skill.


    Tom O'Brien: Best home nations goal? Beckham. No further explanation needed. Still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end.

    Right, that's enough of all the obvious ones. Tell us about some others and why they are special to you.

  54. 'Hello Glasgow'


    Mark Warburton is about to face the media for the first time since being appointed boss of Rangers.


    If you want to hear what the former Brentford man has to say, you can follow the news conference live here.

    Alternatively, stick with us and we'll bring you the best bits as they happen.

  55. Fifa latest


    Sepp Blatter has indicated there has been no change of heart in his decision to step down as FIFA president.

    Blatter's former election advisor Klaus Stoehlker has claimed it remains "open" for the 79-year-old to run again if a convincing candidate does not emerge.

    But a FIFA spokesperson said Stoehlker was no longer employed by Blatter and the FIFA president "would like to point" to his statement of June 2, where he announced he would step down between December and February.

  56. Johnston becomes a Wasp

    Rugby Union

    Wasps have signed Samoa prop James Johnston from Saracens.

    The 29-year-old, who is the younger brother of fellow Samoa prop Census, had been at Saracens for two seasons.

  57. Palace defender extends stay


    Crystal Palace have announced that defender Brede Hangeland has signed a new one-year contract.

    Hangeland , 33, told the club's website: I have really enjoyed working under Alan Pardew and we have a very talented squad who are all a really good bunch of lads to be around. These are very exciting times at the club."

    To celebrate here's a pic of Hangeland getting part tackled, part karate-kicked by Man City's Jesus Navas.

  58. Buglioni bout confirmed


    Frank Warren has confirmed England's Frank Buglioni will box Fedor Chudinov for the WBA (regular) super middleweight title at Wembley Arena on 24 July.


    Buglioni has a record of 16 wins, with one draw and one defeat.

    The Russian has a record of 13-0 and will be making the first defence of the title he won in May.

  59. Warrington's England faces spitting charge

    Rugby League

    Anthony England

    Warrington Wolves prop Anthony England could be banned for up to eight matches after being charged with a Grade E spitting offence by the Rugby Football League.

    England is alleged to have spat at an opponent in the 45th minute of Sunday's defeat by Huddersfield.

    A Grade E offence carries a ban of between four and eight matches. The 28-year-old will appear before an independent disciplinary tribunal on Tuesday.

  60. Stevens joins Portsmouth


    Defender Enda Stevens, 24, has signed a two-year contract at League Two club Portsmouth after being released by Aston Villa.

  61. Warburton & Weir confirmed by Rangers


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  62. Warrington tested by 'killer schedule'

    Rugby League

    The short period of time between some Super League games is causing problems, says Warrington head coach Tony Smith.

    Warrington Wolves

    Warrington have just five days to prepare for Friday's trip to Hull KR - Smith had just 18 fit first-team players to choose from for Sunday's defeat at Huddersfield.

    "You don't have to be a genius to work out why - the short turnarounds are killers," he told BBC Radio Merseyside. "All of us have got small squads in numbers so we're all getting tested at different stages.

    "It's a bit of a game of attrition at the moment. It will be a testing week but that's what Super League is about."

  63. Murray falls at first hurdle

    Aegon Championships

    Jamie Murray

    Britain's Jamie Murray and Australian partner John Peers have lost in the first round of the men's doubles at Queen's to Feliciano Lopez of Spain and Belarus' Max Mirnyi 4-6 7-5 10-3.

  64. Le Mans triumph 'surreal' - Tandy


    Nicky Tandy (left), Earl Bamber and Nico Hulkenberg

    Nick Tandy says becoming the 30th British driver to win the Le Mans 24-hour race is a "surreal" feeling.

    The 30-year-old from Bedford partnered F1 racer Nico Hulkenberg and Earl Bamber to victory for Porsche on Sunday.

    "I had an ambition, goal and drive when I was 12 to win races," he said. "It's very difficult to do that - but if you want something enough and pursue it, talk to the right people and have a little bit of luck along the way - I'm stood here winner of Le Mans."

  65. Rangers confirm Warburton & Weir


    So, as expected, Mark Warburton has been confirmed as the new manager of Rangers. The former Brentford boss will be assisted by David Weir.

    The new management team are expected to be paraded at Ibrox from 14:30 BST. You can follow it live here.

  66. Rangers confirm Warburton & Weir


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    Hassan_Tambuwal: Gerrard v Germany in 2001. Michael Owen v Brazil in World Cup quarter-final 2002 and Beckham v Greece.

  68. Bell back on form for Warwickshire


    Ian Bell
    Image caption: Ian Bell was making only his third County Championship appearance for the Bears at New Road

    England's Ian Bell found form ahead of next month's Ashes as he made the 50th first-class century of his career, for Warwickshire against Worcestershire.

    Replying to the hosts' 243 on Sunday, the Bears began proceedings at New Road on 101-4, with Bell on 46.

    They lost Tim Ambrose to his first ball of the day, but Bell and Rikki Clarke have put on 121 for the sixth wicket.

    Bell's century was his first since the first day of the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua in April.

  69. Fifa latest


    Africa's soccer confederation (CAF) has not heard of any of its members asking Sepp Blatter to stay on as FIFA president, according to an executive committee member.


    "We are not aware of any African countries who have written to ask Blatter to stay on," said Kalusha Bwalya, a CAF executive committee member and president of the Football Association of Zambia.

    "We feel it is better to get on with our own work in the meantime and see what everyone has to say in the next months. Everybody is waiting for clarity."

    The confusion surround Fifa's leadership took a new twist at the weekend when it was revealed that Blatter, 79, may seek to stay on as president, less than two weeks after he promised to step down.

  70. Durham batsmen make positive start

    Durham 147-4 v Sussex

    BBC Radio Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Arundel:

    "Durham have lost four wickets in the morning session but for the addition of 147 runs so I would say it's honours even.

    "Tim Linley caused the damage with 3-2 in 2.2 overs, claiming Scott Borthwick for 24, Mark Stoneman for 50 and Paul Collingwood for nine.

    "Stoneman has made 28 half centuries for Durham but has been out in the 50s a total of 12 times."

  71. Cook puts Essex in driving seat

    Derbyshire 148, Essex 203-2

    BBC Essex's Nick Gledhill at Chelmsford:

    Alastair Cook

    "Alastair Cook made good use of his first Championship appearance of the season with 10 boundaries in an innings of 80 that ended when Wes Durston got sufficient turn to beat his defensive shot and hit off stump.

    "Cook and opening partner Nick Browne had enjoyed the best home pitch of the season, extending their stand to 134 before Browne was lbw to Wayne White for 60.

    "Essex, already 55 ahead, are on course for a big lead."

  72. Somerset wrap up Notts tail quickly

    Nottinghamshire 410, Somerset 73-2

    Alfonso Thomas

    BBC Radio Nottingham's Dave Bracegirdle at Taunton:

    "Notts lost their final four first-innings wickets for only 19 runs at the start of the second day, three of them falling to Tim Groenewald and the other to Alfonso Thomas, who ended with 5-73.

    "When Somerset batted, they lost Marcus Trescothick for 16 and Johann Myburgh for a duck - both to Luke Wood.

    "The home side reached lunch on 73-2, in response to Notts' 410 all out."

  73. Teenager Konjuh comes of age

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    Ana Konjuh

    Croatian 17-year-old Ana Konjuh has won the Nottingham Open title after beating Monica Niculescu of Romania in Monday's rain-delayed final.

  74. Surrey make steady start against Glamorgan

    Surrey 92-0 v Glamorgan

    BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Guildford:

    "Surrey's opening pair of Arun Harinath and Zafar Ansari provided some welcome stability for the club after the drama of Sunday's opening day, on which Moises Henriques and Rory Burns were taken to hospital following a collision.

    "Burns is due to be discharged today after suffering facial cuts while Henriques, who played for Glamorgan in 2012, is still being treated for a broken jaw.

    "Harinath was the aggressor reaching his fifty off 82 balls with eight fours, but was dropped at slip off Michael Hogan just before, as the Glamorgan bowlers faced a long day in the field."

  75. Latest from Queen's


    Here's what you can look forward to today at Queen's on BBC Two, BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Red Button and online.



    Fancy some lunchtime football gossip?

    The Chronicle in Newcastle are reporting that new manager Steve McClaren is considering appointing former Middlesbrough and Sunderland midfielder Bolo Zenden as a coach after failing in an attempt to lure Phil Neville.

  77. Aegon Championships


    Aegon Championships

    Final preparations are underway at Queen's Club ahead of the opening day's play at the Aegon Championships.

    Recent underway are two all-Spanish encounters between Fernando Verdasco and Roberto Bautista-Agut, and Pablo Andujar and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

    Later on Monday, Britain's James Ward faces third seed Milos Raonic of Canada.

    You can watch all the action live here

  78. Perfect Park


    South Korea's Inbee Park returned to world number one after clinching her third straight victory in the Women's PGA Championship in New York.

    Inbee Park

    Park shot a final round of 68, five under par, to finish 19 under at the Westchester Country Club, beating compatriot Sei Young Kim by five shots.

    It is a sixth major title for Park, 26, who overtakes New Zealand's Lydia Ko at the top of the rankings.

    "I'm so thrilled. I do things that I can't even believe," Park said.

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    Ryan Doherty: Has to be David Healy v England. We were seen as such underdogs against some of the world's elite.

  80. Jokanovic off the market


    Slavisa Jokanovic

    Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv have appointed former Watford boss Slavisa Jokanovic as their new manager.

    Jokanovic led the Hornets to the Premier League in May but left the Championship club after failing to agree a new deal.

  81. Cook falls short of ton for Essex


    Alastair Cook

    England captain Alastair Cook has just fallen short of a century for Essex in their County Championship game against Derbyshire.

    Cook, who is no longer part of England's ODI set up, made 80 off 164 balls before he was bowled by part-time off-spinner Wes Durston.

    Essex are currently 170-2 and already 22 runs ahead of Derbyshire's first-innings total of 148.

    Meanwhile, his England colleague Ian Bell is still going along nicely for Warwickshire in their Division One game against rivals Worcestershire.

    Bell is 84 not out with the Bears on 190-5.

  82. On this day

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  83. Question of Sport teaser


    It's that time again...

    Name the six men that have scored more than 40 goals for the Brazilian football team?

    We'll bring you the answers in an hour or two.

  84. Afridi stint cost Northants little


    Shahid Afridi

    Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi cost Northants very little during his brief stint at the club, according to head coach David Ripley.

    Sunday's T20 Blast win at Yorkshire was the last game of his six-match spell with the county.

    "We were in the right place at the right time. For such a big name, it hasn't cost us a great deal at all," Ripley told BBC Radio Northampton.

    "Some private sponsors helped us and he was through here on his way to the Caribbean Premier League."

  85. Marriott boost for Stevenage


    Adam Marriott
    Image caption: Marriott scored three goals in his 15 Stevenage appearances last season

    Stevenage striker Adam Marriott has signed an extended contract at the League Two club.

    The 24-year-old moved to the Lamex Stadium from Cambridge City last summer, but injury restricted him to just 15 appearances.

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    Scott D: David Platt's finish from Gazza's free kick against Belgium at Italia 90 is right up there.

  87. Villa react to Grealish pictures


    Jack Grealish

    Aston Villa have said they will meet with young midfielder Jack Grealish after pictures emerged of him appearing to be lying in the road on holiday in Tenerife.

    "The club is aware of the photographs of Jack Grealish currently circulating," said Villa in a statement.

    "We will be meeting with the player but any action will remain an internal matter. There will be no further comment from the club."

  88. Humphreys hopeful on Galarza injury

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    Mariano Galarza

    Gloucester's director of rugby David Humphreys says Argentina lock Mariano Galarza should be fit for the World Cup following shoulder surgery.

    The World Cup which begins on 18 September, with the Pumas starting their campaign two days later.

    "The injury was not as bad as first feared. He will rehab under the care of the Gloucester medical team and will at some point, depending on his fitness, link up with Argentina with a view to going to the World Cup," Humphreys told BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

  89. Iran pull out of World Cup


    England will have only two group stage opponents at the Cerebral Palsy World Championships after the Iran squad failed to get visas.

    The British Embassy in Ankara, who should have issued the visas, have not replied to calls requesting an explanation.

    Iranian officials say they submitted the forms on time and have written to the International Paralympic Committee to express their dissatisfaction.

  90. Peter Crouch: Trinidad and Tobago's most hated?


    Who remembers dreadlock gate from the 2006 World Cup in Germany? Brent Sancho, Peter Crouch, long hair, lanky legs?

    Brent Sancho and Peter Crouch

    If you're struggling to think back nine years, BBC Sport's Rob Stevens recalls how striker Crouch became the most hated Englishman in Trinidad and Tobago.

    No, really. Read it here.

  91. Overton joins twin in England squad


    Jamie Overton

    Somerset pace bowler Jamie Overton has been called up to the England one-day squad for the remaining two matches against New Zealand.

    The 21-year-old replaces Liam Plunkett who has been ruled out with a thigh strain.

    Overton joins his identical twin and county team-mate Craig, who was called up to replace the injured Chris Jordan over the weekend.

    Could they become the first set of twins to play in the same match for England?

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    Matt Brock: Barnes v Brazil, Gascoigne v Scotland, Narey v Brazil, Gemmill v Holland, Owen v Argentina.


    Keeping your options open there , Matt...

  93. Fifa latest


    Switzerland's attorney general will make a statement on Wednesday about his investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

    Michael Lauber is expected to detail the scope of the investigation as well as the time-scale and resources that will be used in the "criminal proceedings".

    Officials from the attorney general's office have already taken possession of computer data from FIFA as part of the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, which are being hosted by Russia and Qatar respectively.

  94. Big time, Charlie...


    QPR and England striker Charlie Austin has his summer break all planned. We hope those are in chronological order, rather than listed by their importance, Charlie?

  95. Shock at the Copa America


    Venezuela claimed a surprise 1-0 win over Colombia in the Copa America thanks to Jose Salomon Rondon's goal.


    Colombia's side included Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, Chelsea's Juan Cuadrado, Monaco's Radamel Falcao and Arsenal's David Ospina, but they could not break down their stubborn opponents.

    You can watch the highlights here.

  96. Building their strength

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  97. Hamilton 'critical but stable'

    Isle of Man TT

    Jamie Hamilton

    Motorcyclist Jamie Hamilton is in a "critical but stable" condition in a Liverpool hospital following his crash at the Isle of Man TT races on Friday.

    The Northern Irishman man came off his bike at high speed in the senior race - the final event at the Isle of Man meeting.

    The 24-year-old Ballyclare rider was airlifted to the Nobles Hospital in Douglas after the crash and was later transferred to Aintree University Hospital.

  98. Nottingham Open final


    The rain-delayed final of the Nottingham Open between Ana Konjuh and Monica Nuiculescu has just started.

    You can listen live here

  99. Listen to the cricket


    It's a busy day in the County Championship today.

    It's the second day of play at Somerset v Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire v Warwickshire, Essex v Derbyshire, and Lancashire v Leicestershire.

    Sussex v Durham and Surrey v Glamorgan are on day one.

    You will find full commentary of each game here.

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    There is a lot - and we mean a lot - of love out there for Paul Gascoigne's memorable strike for England against Scotland at Euro '96 (and the celebration that followed). Remarkably - and this will make you feel old - it is 19 years to the day since it happened.

    Hugh Osborne: I remember that goal so well! I was in the Australian outback and there were about 50 English people and 1 Scottish bloke crowded around a 14' box at 4am. Magic moment!


    Gary McKinnon: As a proud Scot can only take your hat off to an amazing player, what a goal and I agree England probably should have won that tournament

    Kevin Anderson: I'm Scottish but that was one of my favourite goals ever, legend

  101. Date announced for Leeds triathlon


    The International Triathlon Union has confirmed that the Leeds leg of next year's World Triathlon Series will be held on 11-12 June.

    It was announced last month that the Yorkshire city would be replacing London on the schedule for 2016.


    "It's going to be the major event of the summer. Hopefully, hundreds of thousands of people are going to come out to support the sport," said Olympic champion - and local boy - Alistair Brownlee.

  102. Hey big spenders


    Manchester Evening News: Manchester City, who have been linked with Raheem Sterling, Paul Pogba and Kevin De Bruyne, will go ahead with their summer spending plans, despite fears of further sanctions under Uefa's financial fair play rules.

  103. Montgomerie fine after chest pains


    Colin Montgomerie was given the all-clear on Sunday after experiencing chest pains during the Constellation Senior Players Championship in Massachussetts.


    Montgomerie felt discomfort after completing his third round at the Belmont Country Club on Saturday and took himself to Massachusetts General Hospital the following morning.

    The Champions Tour reported that Montgomerie, 51, was able to return to the course from after being checked in time to play his final round.

    The Scot went on to shoot 68 to finish in a tie for third, nine shots behind winner Bernhard Langer.

  104. Clermont sign All Black

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    French club Clermont has signed former All Black winger Hosea Gear on a two-year deal from the Waikato Chiefs.

    The 31-year-old Gear, who played 14 Tests and scored six tries for the All Blacks between 2008 and 2012, completes Clermont's recruitment campaign for next season following the arrivals of Flip Van Der Merwe, Scott Spedding, Waisake Naholo, David Strettle, Adrien Plante and Camille Gerondeau.

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    We're asking what is the best ever international goal you've seen scored by the home nations?

    Jack: Owen v Argentina, Beckham v Greece, Gascoigne v Scotland.

  106. On this day


    Paul Gascoigne

    In 1996, Paul Gascoigne lifted the ball over the head of Colin Hendry before thumping a volley past Andy Goram. It gave England a 2-0 Euro 96 win over Scotland and broke my heart in the process...

  107. Warburton arrives in Glasgow


    Mark Warburton

    Mark Warburton has arrived in Glasgow ahead of his appointments as Rangers manager. The former Brentford boss is expected to be paraded at 14:00 BST.

  108. England suffer shock defeat


    There's been a significant shock in the Snooker World Cup today with an England team of Mark Selby and Stuart Bingham - the most recent two world champions, lest we forget - being beaten by the Thailand pairing of Dechawat Poomjaeng and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in their Group A opener.

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    Neil McCracken: David Healy's third goal v Spain. Helped secure a famous win over the eventual European and world champions.

  110. 'We can still win World Cup'


    England can win the Women's World Cup and Colombia's victory over France proved the tournament is wide open, says forward Toni Duggan.

    The Lionesses face Colombia - the group's lowest-ranked side - in their final group game on Wednesday.


    "The Colombia win didn't change our goal. We still want to win this World Cup and we still can," said Duggan.

    "Colombia are tough but that's the beauty of the World Cup - everyone can beat everyone."

  111. We won't change approach - Morgan


    It hasn't all been about football over the weekend you know.

    England's cricketers took on New Zealand in the latest one-dayer between the sides, with the Black Caps coming out on top.

    However, England captain Eoin Morgan says his players will continue with their new positive approach despite the three-wicket defeat.

    Eoin Morgan

    The hosts were bowled out for 303 in 45.2 overs before the Kiwis chased the target to take a 2-1 series lead.

    "We could have batted 50 overs, got 250 and I would have been very furious," Morgan told BBC Test Match Special. "I was happy we scored 300 in the manner that we did and want to continue playing with that attacking mindset."

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    Huw G Jones: Brian Flynn Wales v Scotland 1975. Football is about passing the ball and this is a classic team goal.

  113. Brazil legend dies


    Neymar has tweeted his reaction to the death of former Brazil midfielder Zito: "I have no words to describe this guy, just appreciate everything you've done for me. Thanks ZITO."   

  114. Brazil legend dies


    Some sad news today. Former Brazil midfielder Zito, who played at the heart of the sides that won the 1958 and 1962 World Cups, has died at the age of 82.


    Zito, whose full name is Jose Ely de Miranda, played 52 times for Brazil, mostly as a defensive midfielder. He spent his entire club career with Sao Paulo club Santos, playing 733 games and scoring 57 goals.

    As Santos' captain, he was Pele's team-mate - and was known for bossing around the man who at the time was considered the world's greatest football talent.

    More recently, Zito was chief manager of Santos and is credited with spotting the talents of the young Neymar, signing him for the Sao Paulo club in 2003, when aged just 11.

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    Jamie: Gareth Bale's late winner against Scotland (2012), absolute scenes.

  116. QPR appointment


    QPR have named Ruben Gnanalingam as co-chairman to work alongside Tony Fernandes.

    Gnanalingam is a member of Tune Group, which owns 66 per cent of the London club.

    He will now play a more prominent role in the day-to-day running of the Hoops, working with new CEO Lee Hoos and director of football Les Ferdinand.

  117. On the verge of something special


    Well, what a weekend it was on the football front.

    England and Wales moved closer to Euro 2016 qualification, Northern Ireland and Scotland earned valuable points - the only downside was the Republic of Ireland's hopes being hampered by a draw.

    Home nations

    Three nations from the British Isles have not competed in the same tournament since England, Scotland and Republic of Ireland reached the 1990 World Cup finals.

    But there is a strong possibility that could happen in France next summer.

    With four matches remaining, we asked BBC Sport's football writers Phil McNulty, Dafydd Pritchard, Alasdair Lamont and Lyle Jackson to assess the five nations' hopes.

    Here is what they said.

  118. McGinn takes legal action over spearing


    Stephen McGinn

    Remember back in April when St Mirren's John McGinn was speared with a pole thrown by team-mate Steven Thompson?

    Well, the 20-year-old midfielder has instigated legal action over the training-ground prank, which caused him to miss the final few games of the season.

    "I can confirm we have received a letter and we have responded," club chairman Stewart Gilmour told BBC Scotland's Sportsound.

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    Kieran Finn: Does it get any better than Joe Cole v Sweden?


    Here's the moment Cole's shot went in. Is it just us or does the goalkeeper look like a bottle of champagne?

  120. Happy birthday


    Michael Laudrup

    Several well-kent faces from the world of football are celebrating today, including former Swansea manager and Barcelona, Real Madrid and Denmark attacker Michael Laudrup (51), former Germany and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn (46) and former Chelsea, Rangers, Sunderland and Norway striker Tore Andre Flo (42).