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Steve Canavan and Elizabeth Hudson

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  1. Post update

    That's it for Sportsday Live for Tuesday.

    There will be more of the same on Wednesday from 08:00 BST, including the new season's football fixtures which are being released at 09:00.

  2. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live

    A reminder that there is a feast of sport on BBC Radio 5 live this evening.

    After the day's sportsnews at 19:00 BST, there will be a special programme with Boris Becker at 19:30 as he looks back at his first Wimbledon title of 1985.

    At 20:30, 5 live Sport follows up the issue of American Football players affected by concussion within the NFL, featuring an exclusive interview with the chairman of the San Francisco 49ers Dr John York, who also heads up the NFL's Health and Safety Commission.

    And at 21:30, 5 Live Golf looks ahead to this week's US Open at Chambers Bay, Washington.

  3. Murray wins Queen's opener


    Andy Murray

    Good news for Andy Murray who has beaten Taiwanese qualifier Lu Yen-Hsun 6-4 7-5 to reach the second round at Queen's Club in his first match on grass this season.

    Murray will next face Spain's Fernando Verdasco.

    Action continues at Queen's and you can follow the latest on the BBC Sport website.

  4. Tunnicliffe given two-game ban


    Fulham's Ryan Tunnicliffe has been banned for two games and fined £5,000 by the FA after admitting a charge of aggravated misconduct by reference to sexual orientation after comments posted on his Twitter account.

    The 22-year-old has also been ordered to attend a mandatory education course.

  5. Overall losing faith in athletics


    Scott Overall

    Britain's leading male marathon runner Scott Overall, who has just run a qualifying time for the Rio Olympics, has told BBC Newsbeat that clean athletes are 'losing faith in athletics' and 'a lot of the performances that are happening are very dubious'.

  6. Southampton sign Malaga striker Juanmi



    Southampton have made Spanish forward Juanmi their first signing of the summer on a four-year contract.

    The 22-year-old arrives at St Mary's from Primera Division club Malaga, for whom he scored eight league goals last season.

    "I am anxious and I want to start as soon as possible. This is a big club and it has shown a lot of trust in me," he said.

    "Since I was very young, it's always been a dream for me to play in the Premier League. The style of football played here is similar to the way I play, so it's a dream come true."

  7. England given four-game ban

    Rugby League

    Warrington forward Anthony England has been given a four-match ban and a £300 fine by a Rugby Football League disciplinary panel after pleading guilty to a charge of spitting at an opponent in Sunday's Super League game against Huddersfield.

    The Grade E offence carries a ban of between four and eight matches.

  8. Moore completes Royal Ascot treble

    Horse Racing

    Ryan Moore

    Ryan Moore's day at Royal Ascot has finished on a high with Washington DC giving him his third winner of the day after a victory in the Windsor Castle Stakes.

    American challenger Ruby Notion set a blistering early pace, but Washington DC swept by her in the last of five furlongs and just had enough in the tank to hold off the fast-finishing Areen by a head.

    It followed wins for Gleneagles (St James's Palace Stakes) and Clondaw Warrior (Ascot Stakes).

  9. Falcao close to Chelsea move


    Chelsea are on the verge of agreeing a one-season loan deal for striker Radamel Falcao.

    The 29-year-old Monaco player spent last season on loan at Manchester United but could only manage four goals during his time there.

  10. Barnes on the road to glory


    Ahead of the Women's Tour of Britain, which starts in Suffolk on Wednesday, BBC Look East meets Northamptonshire's Hannah Barnes and her United Healthcare team-mates.

    Barnes, 22, is in her second year as a professional, and has already won two races in Argentina and California in 2015.

  11. Murray takes opening set


    Let's check in at Queen's Club for a moment where Andy Murray is up against Taiwanese qualifier Lu Yen-Hsun and it is good news for the Briton who has taken the first set 6-4.

    You can follow the latest action from West London on the BBC Sport website.

  12. Tigers can finish strongly - Campese

    Rugby League

    Terry Campese

    Hull KR skipper Terry Campese believes Castleford can play a big part in the final stages of the Super League season if they perform for 80 minutes.

    The Tigers have been 18-0 up in the first 15 minutes of their last two games and gone on to record wins at Hull KR and Leeds Rhinos.

    Daryl Powell's side currently sit fifth in the Super League table.

    "If they can attack for the whole 80 then they will be a dangerous side," Campese told the Super League Show.

  13. Bastareaud admits to suicide attempt

    Rugby Union

    Mathieu Bastareaud

    France centre Mathieu Bastareaud has revealed he attempted suicide six years ago.

    The Toulon back has written about his struggles with depression and alcoholism in a candid autobiography entitled, 'Head High: Confessions of an enfant terrible of rugby'.

    Bastareaud goes into detail about how he lied about being assaulted in New Zealand in 2009 and how heavy drinking in the aftermath led to an attempt on his own life.

    "When you hear everywhere all day long that you are just a loser, that you don't deserve to be try to keep a cool attitude but you begin to believe what people say. I smiled in public but, as soon as I came back home, I was alone," he said.

  14. More success for Walsh and Mullins

    Horse racing

    Clondaw Warrior battles home

    Ruby Walsh might enjoy plenty of success as a jockey but it was his wife Gillian who was celebrating at Royal Ascot after Clondaw Warrior, the horse she owns with a group of friends, won the Ascot Stakes, the penultimate race on the opening day of the meeting.

    Jockey Ryan Moore claimed his second win of the day after getting the 5-1 market leader, trained by Willie Mullins, home from a tough position.

  15. Better defence for Arsenal


    Santi Cazorla

    Arsenal's Santi Cazorla says the Gunners must tighten up their defence if they are to mount a serious challenge for next season's Premier League title.

    "We need to make sure that the positioning of our backline is strong and always stays that way," he told the London Evening Standard.

    "Last season we lost so many points against small teams at home, and if we want to win the league we can't lose those points."

  16. Murray in action at Queens


    So, with Rafael Nadal out of Queens, it is the turn of Andy Murray to take to the court to try and avoid the same fate.

    The Briton is up against Taiwanese qualifier Lu Yen-hsun and you can follow the latest on the BBC Sport website.

  17. McDowell tips UK or Ireland winner


    Graeme McDowell

    Graeme McDowell believes the tough links-like conditions in this week's US Open increase the prospects of a British or Irish winner.

    The 35-year-old tells BBC Sport Northern Ireland he feels "well tuned" for what are "Open Championship conditions".

    McDowell, who won the US Open in 2010, said: "Literally 10 over par could win this week. The Irish and British boys might be more tuned in than the Americans. Look out for a British or Irish winner."

    Watch the interview here.

  18. BreakingNadal out


    And Jose is a lot cheerier than the man he came to watch - Rafael Nadal, who has just been dumped out of Queen's at the first hurdle.

    The Spaniard has lost in three sets to Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3 6-7 6-4.

    It is a huge shock and a big blow to Nadal, who won on grass in Stuttgart last weekend - his first title on the surface since 2010 - but did not need this setback ahead of Wimbledon.

  19. Here's Jose


    We told you Jose Mourinho was at Queen's to watch Rafael Nadal in action.

    And here he is.


    Not very cheery is he. Ah, this is better...

  20. Surrey's Henriques out of hospital


    Moises Henriques

    Moises Henriques has been released from hospital following the on-field collision with Surrey team-mate Rory Burns that left him with a broken jaw.

    The pair collided while attempting to take a catch during Sunday's T20 Blast game with Sussex at Arundel.

    The match was abandoned after ambulances took them from the field.

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

  21. Potters bag Joselu


    A spot of breaking transfer news involving a Premier League club.

    Stoke City have agreed a deal with Hannover 96 to sign striker Joselu and hope to complete the deal within the next 24 hours.

    According to the Stoke Sentinel, Joselu's arrival is likely to cost Stoke in the region of 10m euros and will represent their biggest outlay since Mark Hughes was appointed manager two years ago.


    To celebrate, here's a pic of the 25-year-old apparently attempting to juggle a football on his bonce mid-game.

  22. Gleneagles eases to Royal Ascot win

    Horse Racing

    Dual Guineas winner Gleneagles showed his class with a comfortable win in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot for a third Grade One victory.

    Once the 8-15 favourite took the lead under Ryan Moore with a furlong to go, there was only going to be one winner.

    Latharnach (25-1) was second two and a half lengths behind with Consort (6-1) third.

    You can find all of the day's results on the BBC Sport website.

  23. Get involved - Opening day fixtures

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    Jamel McFarlane: I'm a Man Utd fan and I would love Aston Villa first game as long as Benteke has left the club.

    John Pierce: Everton will be at home opening day, Liverpool have building work apparently, I'll take Norwich please.

    Kathryn Bate: Fixtures out this early gives the club shop time to print mugs with them on. Plymouth v Exeter first game please.

  24. Butt to return after fixing ban?


    Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has confessed to his role in a spot-fixing scandal, potentially paving his way for a return to international cricket, according to the country's cricket chief.

    The 31-year-old was one of three players banned for a minimum of five years for their part in arranging deliberate no-balls in return for money during an August 2010 Test against England at Lord's. It also led to a jail term.


    "I have signed a confession letter because I want to play domestic cricket," Butt told the AFP news agency. "I have offers from a few teams to play the forthcoming season."

    Butt is also hopeful of playing international cricket, saying: "Why not? If my form and fitness impress selectors then I look forward to playing international cricket."

    At the time of his ban, he had played 33 Tests for Pakistan, including six as captain.

  25. Ireland secure famous victory


    Ireland's women have claimed one of their biggest results in recent years with a 2-0 win over the USA in Pool B of the World Hockey League.

    Goals from Megan Frazer and Anna O'Flanagan gave the Irish victory against the world number five team and it leaves them top of Pool B and awaiting the result of the pool's final clash between Germany and South Africa to determine their final pool placing.

    A semi-final spot or a win in the 5th-8th play-offs will qualify them for the Rio Olympics.

  26. Simpson avoids jail


    Leicester City's Danny Simpson has avoided a prison sentence for assaulting his former girlfriend and mother of his child, reports the Leicester Mercury.

    The 28-year-old was ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work by Manchester magistrates' court.


    Simpson had been suspended by Leicester while the assault case was ongoing.

    After the court verdict was announced, Leicester released the following statement: "Now that legal proceedings have concluded, Danny will be invited to contribute to an internal hearing in the coming days where the extent of any club disciplinary measures will be determined."

  27. Back in for Clyne



    Liverpool will make an improved offer for Southampton's England right-back Nathaniel Clyne. The Reds had a £10m bid for the 24-year-old rejected at the end of May, reports the Liverpool Echo.

  28. On this day...

    Tiger Woods

    Seven years ago, Tiger Woods won the US Open in a 19-hole play-off against Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines - his 14th major.

    And everyone thought loads more would follow. But of course he has arguably made more headlines off the course than on it since then, and has never won another major.

  29. Djokovic at Boodles


    Novak Djokovic

    World number one Novak Djokovic will play at Wimbledon warm-up The Boodles for a 10th year in a row.

    The event is held from 23 to 27 June in Buckinghamshire - the week before Wimbledon.

    Other players confirmed include Richard Gasquet, John Isner, Milos Raonic, Tommy Robredo and Fernando Verdasco.

  30. Nadal fighs back... just


    Well, well, well.

    Rafael Nadal has, perhaps, just salvaged his entire grass court season.


    The Spaniard, hoping for a good run at Queen's to get him in the right frame of mind for Wimbledon, has just saved a matchpoint against Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov en route to winning an epic second set tiebreak.

    It means the match is all-square, Dolgopolov pegged back after taking the opener 6-3.

    They're into a decider - full coverage here.

  31. Madsen closes on century

    Derbyshire 148 & 218-3, Essex 473

    BBC Essex's Nick Gledhill at Chelmsford:

    "Wayne Madsen and Chesney Hughes added 166 for the third wicket to give resilient Derbyshire a chance of saving the game.

    "Hughes struck seven fours and two sixes before being bowled by a Ravi Bopara yorker for 80, but captain Madsen was still there at tea on 94.

    "He will resume six away from his 18th first class hundred and Derbyshire are now just 107 behind as they try to avoid an innings defeat."

  32. King's Stand joy for Goldream

    Horse racing

    Back to Royal Ascot and there has been a surprise in the King's Stand Stakes with the 20-1 chance Goldream, trained by Robert Cowell and ridden by Martin Harley, claiming success.

    Medicean Man (50-1) was second with the 3-1 shot Muthmir third while popular Irish sprinter Sole Power (5-2 favourite), who was bidding to become the first horse to win the race three times, was fifth.

  33. Somerset start well in chase of 401

    Nottinghamshire 410 & 190, Somerset 200 & 156-1

    BBC Somerset's Stephen Lamb at Taunton:

    "An opening stand of 129 between Marcus Trescothick and Tom Abell kept alive Somerset's hopes of an improbable victory in their County Championship match against Nottinghamshire.

    "Trescothick hit nine boundaries in making 65 before he was caught and bowled by Samit Patel.

    "It was the one wicket to fall in the afternoon session, as the 21-year-old Abell, who signed a four-year contract last week, completed his second unbeaten half century of the match.

    "At tea he was on 55 with Johann Myburgh, after a breezy start, on 22 not out. Somerset still need another 245 runs to reach their victory target of 401."

  34. Wilshere takes lessons from Gazza


    Jack Wilshere has revealed Paul Gascoigne inspired him ahead of the trip to Slovenia, when the Arsenal midfielder scored arguably England's best goal since Gazza's unforgettable strike against Scotland at Euro 96.


    Wilshere - who scored a brace in Slovenia - watched the recently released documentary about Gascoigne's life on the flight to Ljubljana.

    "You could tell by the way he played that he didn't feel any fear," said Wilshere.


    "Sometimes when they play for their country I think players feel a little bit of pressure. He just wanted to go out there. He said he felt at his best when he was playing, with the ball at his feet.

    "You do sometimes feel like that. He did it and he was England's best player. So, it's worth a try."

  35. King at 17


    Boris Becker was 17 when he beat Kevin Curren to win the 1985 Wimbledon Championships and retired as a six-time Grand Slam champion.

    Recalling the moment when he had championship point against Curren, Becker said: "I just started looking up, and I started praying: 'God, give me a first serve, because I don't know what I'm going to do with that second serve," Becker continues.

    Boris Becker and his family in 1985

    "I had another big one, and the championship was mine. I had never felt like this. Members of the Royal Family come down to give you the trophy, and then the President of Germany saw me in the locker room. Those 15 to 20 minutes felt very eerie, almost, not real."

    Listen to Boris Becker: 17 Again at 19:30 BST on Tuesday's 5 live Sport on BBC Radio 5 live.

  36. King at 17


    We've been talking today about the responsibilities of young sportsmen and women after the photos of Aston Villa's Jack Grealish slumped in a street while on holiday in Tenerife.

    The argument is that it's hard for youngsters to cope when they are thrust into the public spotlight, with all the wealth and recognition that brings, at a young age.

    So spare a thought for Boris Becker.

    Boris Becker

    Life for the German changed overnight when he won Wimbledon at the age of 17.

    Ahead of a BBC Radio 5 live special programme tonight at 19:30 BST - called 17 Again and featuring an exclusive interview with the tennis star - we'll bring you a few snippets of what Becker talks about.

  37. Get involved - A different world?

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    Billy Bunter: Sad thing is how many believe that Grealish getting drunk and passing out in Tenerife, is 'acceptable' and the 'norm' when abroad.

  38. Gelling signs new Wigan deal

    Rugby League

    Wigan's Anthony Gelling

    Wigan Warriors centre Anthony Gelling signs a new four-year deal which will keep him at the club until 2019.

    Gelling, 24, joined the club at the end of 2011 and made his debut in March 2012 against Widnes.

    He scored seven tries in 13 appearances this year before before picking up a hamstring injury.

  39. Watson crashes out


    Heather Watson's disappointing recent form continued as she lost in straight sets to Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 at the Aegon Classic at Edgbaston in Birmingham.


    The British number one had spoken before the first round match about looking forward to the grass court season, describing it as her favourite surface to play on.

    It was the 23-year-old's first match since she was beaten by American Sloane Stephens in the second round of the French Open.

  40. Looking to the future


    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants the club's youth-team players to prove they can make the grade by giving them a chance on the pre-season tour to the United States.

    "I shall take a lot of youngsters with us to the USA," said van Gaal, whose team will play four matches against Club America, San Jose Earthquakes, Barcelona and Paris St-Germain in next month's International Champions Cup.


    "They have the chance to show themselves and then we shall wait and observe how they can develop.

    "You get your chances always, especially in pre-season and, when you grab that chance, you have maybe the possibility to join us next season."

  41. Get involved - Opening day fixtures

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    Alfie Snow: As a Chelsea fan, I always want to play other title contenders such as Man City on the first day.

    Nicola Jade: I don't like the fixtures being released so far ahead... It's just teasing us then for another two months.

  42. Murray match coming up


    The BBC Sport website will have live text commentary of Andy Murray v Yen-Hsun Lu this afternoon - we're thinking about 16:30 BST.

    Before Murray, there is Nick Kyrgios against Stan Wawrinka, Sam Querrey v Grigor Dimitrov and Rafael Nadal taking on Alexandr Dolgopolov.

    You can follow live text commentary and watch the matches here.

  43. Garner agrees Preston extension


    Joe Garner

    Preston North End striker Joe Garner has signed a new three-year contract with the club until the summer of 2018.

    Garner was League One's top scorer last season with 26 goals as he helped North End to promotion via the play-offs.

    The 27-year-old, who moved to Deepdale in January 2013 after being released by Watford, had already penned a new deal until the end of the 2016 season last August.

  44. Question time... the answer

    You may recall the teaser we set you earlier, which was this:

    The Blackhawks won the 2015 Stanley Cup, name the three other NHL teams whose franchise name begins with B?

    Well, it's time to put you out of your misery. The answers ... the Boston Bruins, the Columbus Blue Jackets and the St Louis Blues.

  45. Ward-Prowse confident of England success


    James Ward-Prowse trains with some locals in the Czech Republic

    Southampton's James Ward-Prowse says Gareth Southgate's England U21 squad will have "no excuses" if they don't win this summer's European Championship in the Czech Republic.

    England are second-favourites behind the highly fancied Germans, with double-defending champions Spain having failed to qualify.

    "We are not here just to take part and look pretty, we are here to win the tournament," Ward-Prowse told BBC Sport ahead of Wednesday's opener against Portugal. "All the players and staff are very determined. Our preparations have been spot-on and there are no excuses for us not to be successful.

    "I've been in tournaments before when it hasn't gone right and it isn't pretty. But we are all determined that we can learn from those experiences and go into this tournament believing we can take English football forward."

  46. 'He's saying a lot of things'


    Some nice and rather cutting comments from Stan Wawrinka after he beat Nick Kyrgios in straight sets at Queen's.

    Responding to comments from Australian Kyrgios that he'd felt ill prior to the match, French Open champion Wawrinka said: "I think he's saying a lot of things every day, so it's quite interesting for journalists to hear that.


    "It doesn't really surprise me. When I read his interview, it's always funny, a lot of things you can take. I read before the match he was ready, excited for the challenge, and now he was sick.

    "I'm sure he will be ready for Wimbledon, because if he switches off two weeks of tennis, then he can go home and not play Wimbledon."

    Blimey, that's told him.

  47. Buratino wins Coventry Stakes

    Horse Racing

    The 6-1 chance Buratino, ridden by William Buick, beats off the well-fancied Air Force Blue to win the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot for two-year-olds.

    Buratino finished fast down the stand side to win by two lengths to give Buick his 13th winner at the Royal meeting and put trainer Mark Johnston on the winners board.

    You can check out all of today's results on the BBC Sport website.

  48. United stand firm



    Manchester United have told Real Madrid they will not consider offers under £25m for 24-year-old Spain goalkeeper David De Gea, reports The Sun.

  49. Nadal loses first set


    The first set is over at Queen's and it has not gone the way of Rafael Nadal.

    The Spaniard lost it 6-3 to the unheralded Alexandr Dolgopolov and now needs to win the next two sets to stay in the tournament.

    You can follow the action here.

  50. England win World Championship opener


    England have made a winning start to their campaign at the Cerebral Palsy Football World Championship in St George's Park after they beat Japan 14-0 with captain Jack Rutter netting six, two apiece for Ollie Nugent, Jake Brown and James Blackwell with Emyle Rudder and Michael Barker completing the scoring.

    The result effectively secures England's place in the quarter-finals after Paralympic bronze medallist Iran, one of their other two pool opponents, did not travel to the tournament following visa issues.

    England will face European champions Ukraine in their other pool game on Saturday while Scotland and Northern Ireland get their campaigns under way on Wednesday.

  51. Rams confirm interest in Shackell


    Jason Shackell

    Derby County have confirmed their interest in re-signing former captain Jason Shackell from Burnley, reports BBC Radio Derby.

    Shackell, 31, was Rams skipper in his one season with the club, playing 49 games before joining Burnley in 2012.

    The Rams are also interested in Hull winger Tom Ince and Aston Villa forward Andrea Weimann.

  52. Nadal up against it


    Is Rafael Nadal's miserable season set to continue?


    The once all-conquering Spaniard, who has slipped to 11th in the world rankings after a poor 2015, is up against the unheralded Alexandr Dolgopolov in the first round at Queen's but has lost his serve and trails 4-1 in the opening set.

    Plenty of time to go but the warning signs are flashing.

    You can follow the action here.

  53. Four from four for GB


    Sophie Bray scored twice as Great Britain kept up their perfect record at the World League semi-final with a 2-0 win over China.

    The top three sides in Valencia will qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    There are 10 countries competing in two pools of five with the top four nations in each reaching the knockout phase.

    Great Britain will face either South Africa or Uruguay in the last four on Thursday.

  54. French 1-2 in Royal Ascot opener

    Horse racing


    Favourite Solow won the opening Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot from fellow French challenger Esoterique, with Cougar Mountain in third.

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

  55. Belcher gets medal


    Earlier today, Lani Belcher won European Games silver in the canoe sprint K1 5000m.

    The 26-year-old finished just ahead of Hungary's Renata Csay, with Marina Litvinchuk of Belarus the clear winner.

  56. Sandro wants England return


    QPR's Brazilian midfielder Sandro did not have a work permit last season although the club deny he has been deported.

    It is understood the visa issue was an oversight on QPR's part, following Sandro's transfer from Spurs, rather than any deliberate attempt to flout the rules.

    He has now tweeted...

  57. Ex-Premier League man gets La Liga move


    Rafael van der Vaart
    Image caption: Van der Vaart has family from Andalusia - the region of Spain where Real Betis play

    Former Tottenham playmaker Rafael van der Vaart has joined La Liga newcomers Real Betis.

    The 32-year-old, who has won 109 caps for the Netherlands, has signed a three-year deal and moves on a free transfer from Hamburg.

    "Betis is a great club and I am happy to come to the best league in the world," he said.

    "I have had two poor years at Hamburg but I still believe I am a good player. I was talking to the coach [ex-West Brom boss Pepe Mel] and we want to win the league."

  58. Get involved - Opening day

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    What are you looking forward to on the opening day of the football season?

    Mark O'Meara: Taking my place in the stands and joining thousands of other people in shouting profanities at the top of my voice at overpaid layabouts.

    Nick Mead: United spending another £150m and winning nothing.


    David Thorne: Counting how many times Brendan Rodgers says "character" and "intensity".

  59. Mourinho at Queen's


    And while we're talking tennis, coverage of Queen's is on BBC 2 right now - and a certain Mr Jose Mourinho has just taken his place courtside to watch Rafael Nadal's match with Alexandr Dolgopolov.


    As well as on the TV, there's also full coverage on the BBC Sport website here. You can even watch it on this page if you'd like - just check out our live coverage tab.

    And remember - Andy Murray is due on court around 16:30 BST for his first round clash with Yen-Hsun Lu.

  60. ATP finals to stay in Britain


    Good news for tennis fans in this country.

    The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the annual ATP World Tour Finals - which features the best eight male players in the world - is set to continue at London's O2 Arena for another three years.

    "When you consider that just over 260,000 people came through the gates last year, this is a significant boost for the British game," reports the paper.

    Novak Djokovic won last year's tournament, after Roger Federer pulled out of the final because of a back injury. To keep the crowd happy, Djokovic played an exhibition set with Andy Murray instead.

  61. Get involved - Opening day fixtures

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    George Scott: Would love a London team away so QPR, Fulham, Brentford or Charlton please! Boro fan

    Glyn Jones: As a Liverpool fan, nothing much.

    Warwick Curtis: More Championship football. There are some big teams in that division and some great football. I get bored of wall to wall 24/7 Premier League football.

    James Mwangi: If Arsenal gets Cech as Gk and one good striker. Next season season they'll be saying 'catch us if you can'.

  62. Wonderful Wawrinka


    French Open champion Stan Wawrinka made a smooth transition to the grass courts of Queen's Club with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Australia's Nick Kyrgios.


    Just nine days after his stunning final victory over world number one Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros, Wawrinka made light of the tricky switch from clay to grass with a dominant display.

    The Swiss second seed swept through his first round clash in just 49 minutes to set up a second round meeting with big-serving South African Kevin Anderson.

  63. 'Great Britain just another country'


    Aaron Cook
    Image caption: Aaron Cook (r) represented the Isle of Man between his Great Britain snub and Moldovan switch

    Taekwondo star Aaron Cook could face rival Lutalo Muhammad on Thursday in the European Games semi-finals.

    World number one Cook left the British set-up after Muhammad was selected ahead of him for the men's -80kg slot at the London 2012 Olympics.

    Cook now represents Moldova after being granted citizenship despite no links to the country.

    "The national anthem doesn't really mean that much to me any more," he said.

    "I am fighting for myself when I am there. I have found it very easy. It's exactly the same mat, the same arena. It is just that I have different letters on the back of my suit.

    "They (Great Britain) are just like any other team - like Spain or Turkey - just another competitor standing in my way. It's just another country."

  64. Get involved - Opening day fixtures

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    Who do you want to play on the opening day?

    Alex Duval: Bournemouth v Everton in August would be ideal. Nice sunny away day.

    Amos Kituyi: Opening fixture Arsenal v Man United. How Man United will gun down the Gunners.

    Mark R: I'd like to see Palace v Brighton... oh wait. #mindthegap

    Bit below the belt that Mark...

  65. Kakuta to leave Chelsea


    Sevilla are on the verge of signing Chelsea's French winger Gael Kakuta, according to club president Jose Castro.


    Kakuta is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this month.

    "Kakuta is very close and I think we will be able to confirm it in the next few hours," Castro said on Sevilla's official website.

  66. Surrey tail adds vital runs

    Surrey 406 v Glamorgan

    BBC London 94.9's Mark Church at Guildford:

    "A fascinating morning of cricket and Surrey will come out of it the happier of the two sides.

    "Glamorgan picked up two quick wickets including Zafar Ansari for 91 to leave the hosts 294-8, but Gary Wilson provided the glue and Tom Curran and Chris Tremlett provided the fireworks.

    "Curran played some handsome shots for his 45 and Tremlett struck two huge sixes in his 29 before he was the last to go, leaving Wilson unbeaten on 38."

  67. Royal Ascot's stylish show

    Horse Racing

    A Royal Ascot racegoer

    The excitement is building at Royal Ascot ahead of the opening day of the five-day meeting.

    The opening race at 14:30 will be the Queen Anne Stakes with Hong Kong superstar Able Friend among those in action.

    You can find out more on the BBC Sport website.

  68. On this day...

    Bryan Robson

    In 1982, England midfielder Bryan Robson scored the quickest goal in World Cup history at the time, netting after 27 seconds against France in a 3-1 win.

    There were three games on this day in last year's tournament in Brazil. Germany thrashed Portugal 4-0, USA beat Ghana 2-1 and who can forget that classic 0-0 draw between Iran and Nigeria?

  69. Get involved - Opening day fixtures

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    Fäisal B: Arsenal v Chelsea. Can't wait for us to get our first win against Mourinho. Feeling confident. Lets do it.

    Tina Preston: Looking forward to seeing when we play Bournemouth away, new ground for me.

    We can help you with that Tina, have a gander at this...


    Hassan_Tambuwal: As an LFC fan I want our new season opener to start at Stoke city Britannia Stadium... oh wait.

  70. Another medal for Britain


    Charlie Maddock (r)

    Great Britain are certain of a third medal of the day at the European Games in Baku - and it could be a gold one. Charlie Maddock, 19, made it to the -49kg final, which is at 18:15 BST today.

  71. Jenkinson to Sunderland?


    Sunderland have provisionally agreed a one-year loan deal for Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson, according to The Mirror.


    The paper says West Ham - where Jenkinson was on loan last season - and Southampton also wanted the 23-year-old, but that Sunderland are in pole position to complete a deal.

    Arsenal are reportedly asking for a £1.5m loan fee and will offer jenkinson - a player they don't want to lose - a new long-term contract.

  72. Rushworth takes five as Sussex collapse

    Durham 301, Sussex 135-8

    BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Arundel:

    "Durham are on top after taking six wickets in the morning session for 91 runs.

    "Chris Rushworth has taken his 4th five-for of the season too and amazingly it didn't contain an lbw.

    "He's bowled Michael Yardy, Luke Wells, Chris Nash and Ajmal Shahzad, while Luke Wright edged behind and is nipping the ball back to great effect from The Castle End.

    "The follow on target is 152."

  73. Somerset chase tough target

    Nottinghamshire 410 & 190, Somerset 200 & 25-0

    BBC Somerset's Stephen Lamb at Taunton:

    "Somerset bowled Nottinghamshire out for 190 on the third morning at Taunton, leaving them with an imposing victory target of 401.

    "Notts lost their captain Riki Wessels in the first over of the morning, lbw to Tim Groenewald for 28, but Samit Patel made a breezy 46 from 34 deliveries to boost their lead.

    "With Nottinghamshire fancying their chances of a second consecutive Championship win, Marcus Trescothick and Tom Abell, who is yet to be dismissed in this match, saw the hosts safely through to the interval."

  74. Derbyshire face huge deficit at Chelmsford

    Derbyshire 148 & 70-2, Essex 473

    BBC Essex's Paul Newton at Chelmsford:

    "Wayne White picked up the last two Essex wickets to complete six-wicket hauls in consecutive innings. James Foster clubbed a volley of late boundaries before he was caught on the third man boundary for 72.

    "Jamie Porter removed both openers to reduce Derbyshire to 13-2, trailing by 325 on first innings.

    "Wayne Madsen and Chesney Hughes steered Derbyshire into calmer waters at lunch as Foster resorted to spin at both ends."

  75. You can never have enough keepers


    Sven Ulreich

    Bayern Munich have added Sven Ulreich to their stockpile of keepers.

    The 26-year-old, who has signed a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee, had played for Stuttgart for his whole career.

    Manuel Neuer is Bayern Munich's first choice, while ex-Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina was his back-up last season. Tom Starke, 34, is also at the Allianz Arena.

    "I was looking for a new challenge after many years with Stuttgart. FC Bayern is exactly the right place for me to be," said Ulreich.

  76. From a distance...

    Ever struggled to throw a basketball through the hoop from a couple of metres out?

    If so, imagine trying to score from 126m. Yes, you read that right.


    In all truth it was more of a drop than a shot when some enterprising Australians managed the feat while stood at the top of the Gordon Dam in south west Tasmania.

    Watch the world record distance for a successful basketball shot here - and just be grateful you're not the one who had to go and fetch the ball back.

  77. Belcher lands canoe silver


    There's been another medal for Great Britain at the European Games in Baku after canoeist Lani Belcher won silver in the K1 5000m. It follows Ed McKeever's bronze in the K1 200m final.

  78. Who's at Royal Ascot?

    Horse Racing

    According to BBC horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght, the royal party for the opening day of Royal Ascot which will make its way from Windsor Castle, down the straight and into the royal enclosure will be led by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh but will also include the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew.

  79. Blades to rename stand


    The Jessica Ennis Stand at Bramall Lane

    Sheffield United will drop Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill's name from its stadium's Bramall Lane stand after announcing a new three-year sponsorship deal with a local estate agent.

    The 29-year-old was honoured by her local club after winning heptathlon gold when it named the Bramall Lane stand the 'Jessica Ennis-Hill Stand'.

    She said: "It was a real honour to have had the Bramall Lane stand named after me but I completely understand the need for Sheffield United to recognise the valuable contributions of its sponsors and want to wish the club and the team all the best for the forthcoming season."

  80. Get Involved


    Who do you want to play on the opening day? Is there a specific fixture you're looking out for (bar the obvious)?

  81. get involved - A different world?

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    Your thoughts on Jack Grealish getting drunk in Tenerife. Are footballers out of touch?

    Mark Well: Surely that is reality - doing what every teenage kid will be doing in Ibiza. Cut him some slack.

    Richard Holliday: How is Grealish being paralytic losing touch with reality? Reality is thousands get like this every Saturday in UK towns.

    David Middleton: Young lad gets hammered on summer holiday with the lads shock. Why cant footballers let loose in the close season?

    William: Listen to yourselves. There is cutting loose then there's lying passed out abroad. They make a fortune, they should appreciate it. Waste.

  82. Fifa unhappy with Nobel decision


    Fifa says it is disappointed that the Nobel Peace Centre has cut its ties with football's governing body.

    A statement read: "We are disappointed to have learned from the media about the intent to terminate the cooperation with Fifa on the Handshake for Peace initiative. Fifa is reluctant to accept this unilateral approach on what is a joint initiative.

    "This action does not embody the spirit of fair play especially as it obstructs the promotion of the key values of peace-building and anti-discrimination.

    "The Handshake for Peace will remain as an integral part of the match protocol at the Fifa U-20 World Cup New Zealand and the Fifa Women's World Cup Canada as scheduled and at future competitions."

  83. Crowds set for action at Queen's


    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport

    Queen's Club crowds

    As the players warm up ahead of the first action of the day, spectators continue to stream down the road from Barons Court tube towards the Queen's Club.

    They have tickets for surely the best second day in the tournament's history, with Stan Wawrinka, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray all in action. Such is the strength of the field this year, it would not be a huge shock to lose one of the big names today.

    You can follow it all live via the BBC Sport website.

  84. 'Podium girls should be thing of past'


    At 09:45 BST we brought you the story about the Lotto Cycling Cup organising for having models wearing bikinis at the ceremony for a women's race.

    British cyclist Helen Wyman, who is on the world cycling governing body's rider commission, has been speaking about it.

    "The Diamond Tour was a UCI 1.1 race, the highest ranked event outside of the World Cup," she said.

    "It's another reason why we need clearer guidelines on what is required at UCI events, and that includes what isn't allowed. Podium girls in bikinis should be firmly excluded, but how would the UCI or even the organisers of the Lotto Cup know this stunt had been planned?

    "I think podium girls should be a thing of the past. The same as elegance awards in Italian races. It's 2015. I'd much prefer to see the race sponsors on the podium, as it's their money that allow us to do what we do, and we'd prefer to see them rewarded."

  85. World event comes to Manchester

    Rugby Union

    Manchester has been chosen to host the 2016 World Rugby Under-20 Championship.

    The games will be played at AJ Bell Stadium, the home of Sale Sharks and Super League's Salford Red Devils, and Manchester City's academy stadium.

    This year's tournament is currently ongoing in Italy and England will face New Zealand in the final on Saturday.

  86. On this day...

    Rafa Benitez
    Image caption: Benitez is now in charge of Real Madrid

    Exactly 11 years ago, Liverpool appointed Rafael Benitez as their manager - famously winning the Champions League in his first season in charge.

    To add to their joy, on this day 10 years ago, they got rid of El-Hadji Diouf to Bolton.

    Another managerial appointment on 16 June was in 2009 when Tony Mowbray was named boss of Celtic. The less said about that the better...

  87. Get involved - A different world?

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    Sheyi Opemuyi: Not one to defend footballers, but are they acting any different to average people of their age? No.

    Adam Nicholls: What Wilshere did was merely typical tribal nonsense you get with soccer. It was hardly a crime.

    David Nimmo: Nineteen-year-old lad on summer hols gets drunk. Question isn't whether sports stars are out of touch but whether sports writers are.

  88. Forster-Caskey confident of U21 success


    Jake Forster-Caskey

    Brighton midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey believes England Under-21s have the ability, confidence and togetherness to win the European Championship, which gets under way on Wednesday in the Czech Republic.

    "I believe we can win it," he said ahead of their opener against Portugal on Thursday. "I think everybody believes that we can win it.

    "We're all full of confidence and we're training well. I think anything can happen.

    "We've got some great individuals here, the likes of Harry (Kane) and other players that have been to the first-team and come back down. We've got some great players and great team spirit, so hopefully that takes us far in the tournament."

  89. Beattie back in the Premier League


    Here's some more on James Beattie's appointment as Swansea coach.

    "James will come in as a first-team coach alongside Kristian O'Leary and Alan Curtis, but will be given specific responsibility to work on a technical level with our attacking players," said Swans boss Garry Monk, Beattie's former Southampton team-mate.

    "I've known James for a long time. He is intelligent, has a great knowledge of the game from his experiences as a player, coach and manager; plus he thinks about the game in the same way as myself.

    "He has some bright ideas and, despite already having a fantastic knowledge of the game, he is still looking to learn at every opportunity. "

  90. Beattie back in the Premier League


    James Beattie

    Premier League side Swansea City have named former England striker and Accrington Stanley boss James Beattie as first-team coach.

    The 37-year-old was in charge of League Two Stanley for 16 months but left last September by mutual consent.

  91. Stage set for Royal Ascot

    Horse Racing

    The presentation area at Royal Ascot

    It's time to get your top hats and posh frocks ready for the start of Royal Ascot this afternoon.

    The prestigious meeting takes place at the Berkshire track with 300,000 spectators expected over the five days of action.

    Dual Guineas winner Gleneagles is favourite for Tuesday's big race, the St James's Palace Stakes (16:20 BST) with Hong Kong challenger Able Friend in the opening Queen Anne Stakes at 14:30 and sprinter Sole Power seeking a historic treble among the other highlights.

    However, star US horse California Chrome will miss Wednesday's Prince of Wales's Stakes because of a foot abscess.

  92. Headlines at 12

    Here's what has happened in the sporting world so far today:

    Football: AC Milan have appointed former Serbia coach Sinisa Mihajlovic as their new coach after sacking Filippo Inzaghi.

    Football: Relegated Premier League sides Hull City, Burnley and Queens Park Rangers have all been given away ties in the first round of the League Cup.

    Podium at Flanders Diamond Tour

    Cycling: Organisers of the Lotto Cycling Cup have apologised after the winners of a women's race in Belgium were flanked by models wearing bikinis.

    Football: A corrupt Fifa official worked undercover for investigators for 18 months while on the governing body's executive committee, it has emerged.

  93. Neil signs new Canaries deal


    Norwich manager Alex Neil

    Norwich manager Alex Neil has signed a new and improved longer-term contract at Carrow Road.

    The Scot joined the Canaries from Hamilton in January with the team in seventh place in the Championship and guided them to promotion via the play-offs after losing just three times in 25 matches.

    "Both parties were taking a chance when I was appointed but it's worked out very well for all involved and I'm happy this has been sorted before the season gets underway," he told the club website.

  94. England aim for home success


    Russia celebrate after beating Ukraine in the London 2012 Paralympic final

    While the Women's World Cup is taking place in Canada, there is another football World Cup starting in England today.

    The Cerebral Palsy Football World Cup starts at St George's Park with England, who are ranked 10th in the world, taking on Japan at 13:00 BST.

    The tournament, which also features Scotland and Northern Ireland, is a key qualifier ahead of the Rio Paralympics.

    You can find out more about the tournament on the BBC Sport website.

  95. McKeever wins bronze for GB


    Ed McKeever

    More news from the European Games in Azerbaijan and Britain have claimed their second medal after Olympic champion Ed McKeever took bronze in the K1 200m final.

  96. Mihajlovic confirmed at AC Milan


    We told you earlier (see 10:26 and 10:39) that AC Milan had sacked coach Filippo Inzaghi and Sinisa Mihajlovic was set to take over in the next couple of weeks.

    But things move fast in Milan and the 46-year-old Serb, who left his role as Sampdoria boss this summer, has been confirmed as the team's new boss.

  97. Get involved - A different world?

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    Stuart Bannerman: Actors and singers earn more and behave far worse than footballers, yet people don't get outraged by them. Get over yourselves.

    Sally Anders: The key words are "on holiday". He's a young lad who drank too much. We'd run out of trees if we printed every one of those.

    Naz: What's reality? They are living a reality that's been given to them by the media.

    Lee Rhodes: He's 19. Give the lad a break and let him enjoy himself. It's not as if it's mid-season.

  98. On this day...

    Joe Kinnear

    In 2013, former Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear memorably announced his return as director of football, two days before the club made the announcement.

    He gave an interview where he mispronounced several players' names, including calling Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias "Lambazi", Yohan Cabaye "Cabab" and Shola Ameobi "Amamobi".

    Kinnear left the club the following year having made zero permanent signings.

  99. Journalist named Thunder head coach


    Dan Ryan

    Journalist and sports broadcaster Dan Ryan has been appointed as the new head coach of Manchester Thunder.

    The 31-year-old, who was assistant at Adelaide Thunderbirds, replaces Tracey Neville who left to take charge of England at the World Cup this summer.

    Ryan also plays goal attack for the Australia men's team.

  100. European Games latest


    Some British-related news from the European Games in Baku...

    Edward Ling has finished 10th in men's trap shooting, with Bradley Davis 26th.

    Kieran Slater was 43rd in the men's individual archery, while Jennifer McIntosh finished ninth in the women's 10m air rifle, with Seonaid McIntosh 11th.

  101. Pressure builds on Capello


    Fabio Capello

    A group of Russian football lovers have started a fund-raising campaign aimed at collecting the 21.4 million euros (£15.5m) needed to buy manager Fabio Capello out of his contract.

    Those behind the site wrote that they were simple football fans and had no relation to any official organisations.

    The former England boss, who has a contract until the end of the 2018 World Cup, has again come in for heavy criticism following Sunday's 1-0 home defeat in Euro 2016 qualifying campaign at the hands of their group leaders Austria.

  102. Get involved - A different world?

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    Mossy: England cricket team were celebrated for getting absolutely smashed after the '05 ashes. And they still had to play the ODI's.


    Paul Emeka Kalu: We totally forget they are humans and not robots. A little indiscretion once in a while is fine.

    Michael Doherty: Wilshere and Grealish are typical of young working class lads. Let them enjoy themselves.

    Matthew Williams: In Grealish's case I haven't seen any outrage from anyone beyond the media. Don't really mind if he drinks on holiday.

  103. Blazer worked uncover for FBI


    Chuck Blazer and Sepp Blatter
    Image caption: Chuck Blazer narrowly wins his 'who has the roundest head' contest with Sepp Blatter

    Chuck Blazer was working undercover for the FBI for 18 months while on Fifa's executive committee, it has been revealed.

    The 70-year-old became an informant to avoid a potential jail term of up to 75 years after pleading guilty to 10 charges, including bribery, money laundering and tax evasion.

    American Blazer, on Fifa's committee from 1997 to 2013, took bribes to vote for South Africa to host the 2010 World Cup.

  104. Upsetting the odds


    Now then, if two teams were playing each other and one had a population of 1.25 billion, the other 165,000, who would you expect to win? You'd be wrong.

    Guam - which is, for those who failed their geography GCSE, a small US island territory in the Western Pacific known for tropical beaches and ancient stone pillars - managed to beat India in a World Cup 2018 qualifying match.

    Image caption: The scene in Guam

    As if that wasn't embarrassing enough for the Indians, one of Guam's goal was scored by an American university student called Travis Nicklaw.

    Guam are a lowly 174th in the Fifa world rankings, India 141st. Oh dear.

  105. QPR striker on the move...

    Horse racing/football

  106. Carney 'hated football with passion'


    Karen Carney

    A very interesting piece on the BBC Sport website on England World Cup star Karen Carney's battle with depression.

    She revealed that, at one point, she could not get out of her car to train with Birmingham following her return from the United States in 2011.

    "I didn't want to be there, I didn't want to play football, but I felt a pressure to play.

    "You have to fake it to the press, you have to fake it to the little kids that do love the sport and you do have to fake it until you get through it and you are at a point where you enjoy it.

    "It is hard. You can't shatter someone else's dream because yours isn't where it's meant to be at that moment."

  107. Mihajlovic set to replace Inzaghi


    Sinisa Mihajlovic

    Sinisa Mihajlovic is expected to replace Filippo Inzaghi as AC Milan boss in the next couple of weeks.

    The Serb played for Roma and Lazio, among other Serie A clubs during his career, and ended off at Milan's city rivals Inter.

    He left his post as Sampdoria boss this summer and told L'Equipe - before Inzaghi's sacking - that he would be taking over at the San Siro.

  108. Get involved - A different world?

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    In light of Jack Grealish appearing to be passed out on holiday, are sports people out of touch with reality?

    Henry Mullen: I very much doubt he'd have looked "out of place", so, no, he's not out of touch

    Adheer: They're youngsters just acting they're age. Most of us have done way worse.

    Barry Hainsworth: Jack Grealish is a 19-year-old lad on holiday doing what lads do. There are far worse examples of sport star acting to excess and being disconnected.

    Kareena Oberoi: Sports stars have their own personal lives. Unfortunate to be living in an era where everything is recorded.

  109. Inzaghi sacked by AC Milan


    Filippo Inzaghi

    Filippo Inzaghi has been sacked as manager of AC Milan after only one year in charge.

    The former Juventus and Milan striker had a tough time at the San Siro with the seven-time European champions only finishing 10th last season.

  110. Copa America highlights


    Chile v Mexico

    Missed Chile v Mexico last night? I'm guessing probably -since it wasn't on British TV last night.

    Well here's your chance to see all six goals.

    Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal scored twice for Chile, while striker Matias Vuoso did the same for Mexico in the Copa America Group A 3-3 draw.

    You can watch highlights of every Copa America match on the BBC Sport website the following day.

  111. Oster to call it a day


    Former Premier League midfielder John Oster is set to retire from football after turning down a new one-year deal at Gateshead.

    The 36-year-old, seen here getting tackled by a rather young-looking Neil Lennon during an Everton-Leicester game, won 13 caps for Wales and had been with National League club Gateshead for the past two seasons.


    He said on Twitter: "Now it's in the domain I'd like to wish @GatesheadFC and the boys all the best next season! Time for something different."

    Oster made over 500 professional appearances during his career for clubs, including Everton and Sunderland.

  112. Capital Cup draw


    So, a few tasty ties there.

    The matches that catch our eye include the Yorkshire derby between Doncaster and Leeds and Accrington Stanley being handed a plum draw at home to Hull City. Hull's last game was away at Manchester United in the Premier League...

    QPR, also relegated from the top flight, must travel to Yeovil, while there's an all-London tussle between Millwall and Barnet - the former relegated to League One last season, the latter promoted to the Football League from the Conference.

  113. BreakingCapital Cup draw


    The draw for the Capital Cup One first round has just taken place. Here it is in full:

  114. Chicago too good

    Ice Hockey

    Over to the USA, where Chicago Blackhawks claimed their third Stanley Cup in six years with a 2-0 win against Tampa Bay Lightning that gave them a 4-2 series victory.

    Chicago Blackhawks celebrate their Stanley Cup triumph

    Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith were on target as Chicago clinched the title at home for the first time since 1938.

    It was the only match of the series not to be decided by a single goal.

    Keith opened the scoring in the second period and was named most valuable player of the play-offs to deny Tampa in their first final since 2004.

  115. Get involved - A different world?

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    Adam Sweeney: Back in the day players used to stay out all night drinking, turn up for the match drunk and have a fight on the pitch, that was normal. Everything is too PC these days.

    Jonathan Thomas: Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal are superstars but are still well behaved.


    Nigel Cornick: Lucky there were no camera phones when George was at his Best.

  116. Organisers sorry for bikini women

    Road Cycling

    Podium at Flanders Diamond Tour

    Lotto Cycling Cup organisers have apologised after the winners of a women's race in Belgium were flanked by models wearing bikinis.

    A picture of the podium was posted on Twitter after Wiggle-Honda's Jolien d'Hoore won the Antwerp to Nijlen stage of the Flanders Diamond Tour.

    Dutch racing cyclist and journalist Marijn de Vries described the scene as "an utter disgrace".

    Lotto Cycling Cup organisers added they were not responsible.

    In a series of tweets, they said plans had been made by local organisers and they found the podium "inappropriate".

  117. 'Huge, huge progress'


    Murray, the world number three, says he feels confident and happy ahead of his return to grass court tennis.

    The Scot was beaten in the third round at Queen's 12 months ago before losing in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, but back then he was searching for his best form in 2014 following back surgery.


    "From the beginning of this year I've felt ready to win major competitions again," he said.

    "It's been huge, huge progress from where I was this time last year. I've played extremely well so far this year so I have to be happy about that."

  118. Look who's back


    After a thrilling clay-court campaign, Andy Murray returns to the green green grass of home today when he begins his quest to win at Queen's Club.


    Top seed Murray, 28, plays Taiwanese qualifier Yen-Hsun Lu in the fourth match at around 16:30 BST.

    French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal are also in action.

    Murray goes into Queen's - which, of course, is a warm-up for Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam of the season - in fine fettle after a superb run on clay, which ended with a narrow five-set defeat to Novak Djokovic in the French Open semi-finals.

  119. Get involved - A different world?

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    Gareth Brown: Jack Wilshere got passionate about a club he loves. He had won the FA Cup, and got involved with the fans. More sports stars should do the same.

    Chris Shaw: Or are they just very young and rather stupid?

    Joe Davie: They are HUMAN BEINGS. And they are professionals and responsible for their actions and can take discipline on the chin.

    Stephen Blakeman: They are fortunate to be paid a fortune to play football and to live their lives in the spotlight of media attention. You take what comes with that whether you like it or not.

  120. Monaco demands



    Daily Telegraph: Monaco want Chelsea to loan them midfielders Mario Pasalic and Charly Musonda as part of a deal that will see 29-year-old Colombia striker Radamel Falcao move on loan to Stamford Bridge.

  121. Uefa investigates Croatia swastika



    Uefa has begun disciplinary proceedings against the Croatian Football Federation after a swastika symbol was marked on to the pitch before a Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy in Split.

    European football's governing body said it was acting after incidents of "racist behaviour" at Friday's match. The case will be dealt with in a hearing on 16 July.

    The 1-1 draw was played behind closed doors, as punishment for Croatia fans' racist chants against Norway in March.

    It is the third time they have been in trouble in these qualifiers alone. Their first game with Italy was held up because of trouble in the crowd - with a portion of the stadium closed for the Norway game.

  122. County Championship prospects - Division Two


    Essex are in a commanding position against Derbyshire at Chelmsford after ending day two on 449-8, a lead of 301, with five batsmen scoring half-centuries, including skipper James Foster, who is 51 not out.

    Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince will have has the chance to score his fourth Championship century of the summer when he resumes on 74 out of their 314-4 against Leicestershire at Old Trafford, 107 runs ahead - Prince will also reach 1,000 runs for the season if he adds another 91 to his score.

    At Guildford, Surrey are 289-6 against Glamorgan, with Zafar Ansari unbeaten on 91 and hoping to emulate opening partner Arun Harinath's century on the opening day.

    Listen to BBC local radio commentary on every game here.