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Summary

  1. England v Colombia (21:00 BST)
  2. Armitstead crashes after stage win
  3. Premier League & Football League fixture lists released
  4. Liverpool reject Man City's £35.5m Sterling bid
  5. GET INVOLVED #bbcfootball

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan and Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Goodbye

    Right, that's it for another Sportsday but don't worry there is plenty to keep you interested tonight.

    You can follow England v New Zealand in the cricket here, the latest from the European Under-21 championship here and England against Colombia in the Women's World Cup coming up shortly. Enjoy.

  2. Women's World Cup

    England v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    England manager Mark Sampson says striker Jodie Taylor and midfielder Jordan Nobbs (pictured) could feature against Colombia.

    The pair are yet to feature in England's two opening games after returning from injuries.

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    Sampson said 29-year-old striker Taylor, who has had knee surgery, was set to play a part against Mexico but was rested as a precaution because of swelling at half-time.

    Arsenal midfielder Nobbs, 22, has had recent hamstring problems. However, Sampson said she has been "waiting her turn" after good displays by other midfielders such as Jade Moore.

    Watch live from 20:30 BST on BBC Three and online, plus commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and text coverage on the BBC Sport website

  3. Aguero staying Blue

    Football gossip

    Daily Star: Man City's Argentina forward Sergio Aguero, 27, insists he is happy at Etihad Stadium and believes he can become the best player in the world at the Premier League club.

  4. Women's World Cup

    England v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Want to know what England need to do to go through to the knockout stages?

    If England beat Colombia and better France's goal difference in the process, they will top the group. Finishing second means facing previous World Cup winners Norway in the second round but a draw could also see England qualify as one of the best third-placed teams.

    Clear as mud, right?

    Watch live from 20:30 BST on BBC Three and online, plus commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and text coverage on the BBC Sport website

  5. On this day

    Football

    Brazil v Czechoslovakia

    In 1962, goals from Amarildo, Zito and Vava enabled Brazil to beat Czechoslovakia 3-1 in Santiago and win the World Cup. They became only the second team to retain the trophy, after Italy achieved the feat in 1938.

  6. Catalans sign Kiwi outside back Inu

    Rugby League

    Catalans Dragons have signed New Zealand international Krisnan Inu from French rugby union side Stade Francais for the remainder of the season.

    Inu, 28, joined Stade from Canterbury Bulldogs in August 2014 and made six appearances for the Top 14 champions, scoring one try.

  7. Fleetwood sign midfielder Ryan

    Football

    Fleetwood have signed 26-year-old midfielder Jimmy Ryan on a two-year deal after he turned down a new contract with Chesterfield.

    "I sincerely believe he is one of the best midfielders in League One," Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley told the club website.

  8. More than 50 money-laundering cases

    Football

    Swiss prosecutors are investigating 53 cases of possible money laundering as they look into Fifa's handling of bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, officials have revealed.

    Attorney general Michael Lauber said the "suspicious" cases had been reported by banks and that a "huge and complex" inquiry into football's world body could take months if not years.

    Officials said the 53 are individuals and companies and that each case could involve many more transactions.

  9. Fifa latest

    Football

    Fifa ethics prosecutor Cornel Borbely says he is prepared to open more cases against officials as part of the investigations into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

    Borbely says "should new evidence come to light" his team "will widen the group of suspects".

    He added that his department "has taken the necessary preparatory measures for this and is prepared to increase its staff numbers at any time if needed".

  10. Jones claims gold in Baku

    Taekwondo

    Jade Jones

    Jade Jones secured taekwondo gold for Great Britain at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

    Olympic champion Jones beat Croatia's Ana Zaninovic 12-9 in the final of the -57kg event.

    The win also earned the 22-year-old from Flint ranking points which count towards Rio Olympics qualification.

    It was Britain's third gold medal of the games, following Gordon Benson's triathlon success and Charlie Maddock's -49kg taekwondo victory.

  11. Five Britons to play in Wimbledon wheelchair doubles

    Wheelchair Tennis

    British wheelchair tennis player Gordon Reid

    Five Britons, including Grand Slam champions Jordanne Whiley and Gordon Reid will compete in the men's and women's wheelchair doubles events at Wimbledon.

    Whiley and Japan's Yui Kamiji will defend their women's title while Lucy Shuker will join forces with Germany's Sabine Ellerbrock at SW19 for the second successive year and Louise Hunt will make her debut with Katherina Kruger.

    Reid will team up with Frenchman Michael Jeremiasz while rising star Alfie Hewett will also be competing on grass for the first time and will play with Joachim Gerard from Belgium.

  12. Roberts to play in Varsity match

    Rugby Union

    Jamie Roberts

    Wales and British & Irish Lions centre Jamie Roberts will play for Cambridge University in the Varsity match against Oxford at Twickenham on 10 December.

    The 28-year-old, who is set to join Harlequins that month, is studying at Cambridge part-time for a Masters degree in medical science.

    Following this autumn's World Cup with Wales, Roberts will play a number of games for the University, and he will become the first current British & Irish Lion to play in the Varsity match since Hugo MacNeill in 1983.

  13. On this day

    Golf

    Justin Rose

    In 2013, Justin Rose captured his first major championship after winning the US Open at Merion.

  14. Cardiff Blues make Dolan capture

    Rugby Union

    United States forward Cameron Dolan has joined Cardiff Blues from Northampton Saints.

    The 10-times capped international, who can play lock or in the back row, joined Northampton in December 2013 and made his senior debut for them against Leicester Tigers in the LV Cup in January.

    "His aerial skills are outstanding, he looks for work and he has had exposure to the strong culture at Northampton Saints," Blues general manager Billy Millard told the club's official website.

    "Cam will add real energy to our group and is hungry to build on an outstanding USA international career."

  15. New contract for Dawson

    Rugby League

    Matty Dawson

    St Helens have given versatile back Matty Dawson a two-year contract extension which will keep him at the club until the end of 2017.

    Dawson has made 19 appearances since joining Saints from Huddersfield before the start of the 2014 season.

    "I had no hesitation to re-sign with the Saints," said Dawson.

    "I said when I signed two years ago that I was overwhelmed to be joining such a club and to accept another deal is a no-brainer."

  16. Leicester City sack three players

    Football

    Leicester have sacked three players, including James Pearson - manager Nigel Pearson's son.

    The trio appeared to take part in a racist sex tape, filmed on the club's end-of-season tour of Thailand.

    "The decision follows the conclusion of an internal investigation and disciplinary proceedings, as a consequence of events that took place during the club's end-of-season goodwill tour of Thailand," read a club statement.

    Read more here.

  17. Hampshire fined for discipline breaches

    Cricket

    Hampshire players celebrate

    Hampshire have been fined £4,000 and handed suspended points deductions for several breaches of discipline by players.

    The Cricket Discipline Commission Disciplinary Panel heard there had been five or more separate fixed penalty offences in the last year.

    Deductions of 16 County Championship points and two points in each of the T20 Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup have been suspended for a year.

    They will be imposed if a further breach occurs within that period.

  18. Marvellous Maddock

    Taekwondo

    Charlie Maddock won Great Britain's second gold medal at the European Games after claiming the women's -49 kg taekwondo title - and you can watch how she did it here.

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    Maddock overpowered her Serbian opponent Tijana Bogdanovic for much of the contest, but with the scores tied at 9-9, the fight went into a fourth and final round where the Briton struck first to claim gold.

    Great Britain's medal tally at the Games in Baku now stands at four, after Gordon Benson won Britain's first gold medal in the triathlon on Sunday.

  19. Jones reaches final

    Taekwondo

    Great Britain's Jade Jones has reached the final of the women's -57kg at the European Games in Baku.

    Jones will face Ana Zaninovic of Croatia from 18:15 BST.

  20. Women's World Cup

    England v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Montreal

    Fran Kirby

    Fran Kirby - the England forward nicknamed "Mini Messi" - is ready for a physical battle when she faces Group F leaders Colombia on Wednesday.

    The 21-year-old scored in the 2-1 victory over Mexico, putting England in charge of their own destiny in Group F.

    A win or a draw against Colombia will guarantee qualification to the Women's World Cup second round.

    "If Colombia try and kick me up, that means I'm winning so I'll give them a cheeky smile and carry on," said Kirby. "That will probably annoy them even more but I think I'll be all right."

    Watch live from 20:30 BST on BBC Three and online, plus commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and text coverage on the BBC Sport website

  21. Dettori claims 50th Royal Ascot win

    Horse Racing

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    Jockey Frankie Dettori claimed his 50th career Royal Ascot win with victory on Osaila in a photo finish in the Sandringham Handicap.

    His 13-2 chance, trained by Richard Hannon, just edged out Always Smile.

    The Italian-born rider, 44, is enjoying a renaissance this season, including a recent Classic double with Star Of Seville in the French Oaks and Golden Horn winning the Derby at Epsom

    Lester Piggott holds the all-time record for Royal Ascot wins - with a total of 116 victories.

  22. Villa sign defender Richards

    Football

    Micah Richards will join Aston Villa on a four-year deal after his Manchester City contract expires on 1 July.

    He spent last season on loan at Italian club Fiorentina and has 13 England caps.

    "I'm really pleased to get Micah on board and I'm sure he will prove to be an excellent signing for the football club," said Villa boss Tim Sherwood.

  23. England v New Zealand update

    Cricket

    Mitchell Santner

    The runs have continued to flow in the one-day series between England and New Zealand.

    The Kiwis have hit 349-7 in the fourth ODI at Trent Bridge and England need to win to keep the five-match series alive as they trail 2-1.

    Follow the action live here.

  24. Villa sign defender Richards

    Football

    Micah Richards

    Aston Villa have signed right-back Micah Richards.

    The 26-year-old defender has agreed a four-year deal with the Premier League club and will join on a free transfer on 1 July after his contract with Manchester City expires.

  25. Carvalhal set to be named Owls boss

    Football

    Carlos Carvalhal

    Sheffield Wednesday are set to name Carlos Carvalhal as their new head coach, BBC Radio Sheffield reports.

    It is understood Wednesday want Swindon Town boss Mark Cooper to assist the 49-year-old Portuguese.

    The Championship side parted company with Stuart Gray last Friday after 18 months in charge at Hillsborough.

  26. Get involved - Fixtures day

    Tweet us at #bbcfootball

    What is your reaction to your club's fixtures. Here are a few so far...

    Daniel Nixon: Decent fixture list for Arsenal, aside from the horrifying prospect of Stoke City away in the middle of January.

    The Dan Shewell: Did not want to be facing Bournemouth away on the first game of the season. Going to be a very tricky start for Aston Villa.

    The Tea in Team: Every year I look at the new fixtures and think: 'What a terrible draw, we could lose our first 19 games'. #thfc

    Let us know your fixture thoughts via #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook

  27. Southend manager Brown signs new deal

    Football

    Phil Brown

    Southend United manager Phil Brown has signed a new three-year contract with the League One club.

    The 56-year-old former Hull and Preston boss led the Shrimpers to promotion to the third tier with a League Two play-off final victory over Wycombe on penalties at Wembley in May.

    "The fans have been great to me since I joined Southend United," he said. "I'll be here next season and we need their support as well, as we'll be taking on some massive clubs for the division."

  28. The Eagle has landed, and won

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    Free Eagle edged out The Grey Gatsby in a photo finish to win the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

    The 5-2 favourite, ridden by Pat Smullen for trainer Dermot Weld, won by a short head from the fast-finishing second, with Western Hymn third.

    Weld said Free Eagle, returning after 242 days off, will now have the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in October as a target.

    The Grey Gatsby, under Jamie Spencer, struggled for room before closing.

  29. Wilshere fined £40,000

    Football

    Jack Wilshere

    Arsenal's Jack Wilshere has been fined £40,000 by the Football Association and severely warned as to his future conduct after admitting to a charge of misconduct.

    Wilshere was found guilty of making and/or inciting certain comments during the club's open bus trophy tour after their FA Cup Final victory, with his conduct deemed to be improper and bringing the game into disrepute.

    The 23-year-old led fans in three chants which mocked Premier League rivals Tottenham. He later apologised.

  30. Azarenka pulls out of Aegon Classic

    Tennis

    Victoria Azarenka

    Victoria Azarenka says she is withdrawing from the Aegon Classic in Birmingham with a left foot problem.

    "It's very disappointing for me to make this decision but I tried to practice and it just doesn't feel 100%.

    "I don't think it's the best time for me to take a risk right now, especially right before Wimbledon and I need to make sure I have the best preparation possible."

  31. Ivanovic out

    Tennis

    Defending champion Ana Ivanovic lost to qualifier Michelle Larcher De Brito in the first round of the Aegon Classic.

    Ana Ivanovic

    Serb second seed Ivanovic, 27, double-faulted at match point to hand her 22-year-old Portuguese opponent a 6-4 3-6 7-6 (8-6) victory in Birmingham.

    De Brito is ranked 128 places behind Ivanovic, who is seventh in the world.

  32. Happy birthday

    Eddy Merckx

    Celebrating today are five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx (70), five-time Wimbledon ladies' singles champion Venus Williams (35), Australia all-rounder Shane Watson (34) and Liverpool and England midfielder Jordan Henderson (25).

  33. Farah back on track

    Athletics

    Mo Farah has announced he will return to the track for the first time since the doping allegations against his coach at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on 17 July.

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    The double Olympic champion pulled out of the Sainsbury's Birmingham Grand Prix earlier this month, stating he was "physically and emotionally drained" in the wake of allegations made by the BBC's Panorama programme against his coach Alberto Salazar and training partner Galen Rupp.

    Both men have denied the claims, while Farah has not been accused of doing anything illegal.

    Rather than racing in Birmingham, the 32-year-old jetted back to his Portland home to seek answers from Salazar.

  34. Watford need to spend right

    Football

    John Barnes

    Newly-promoted Watford face a trip to Everton in their opening Premier League game of the season and ex-Hornets wingerJohn Barnes says his former club need to try to spend intelligently in order to stay up.

    "They need to strengthen in all areas. When teams come up from the Championship, the gulf is huge," Barnes told the London Evening Standard.

    "They can't think they have a good enough defence. They need to be realistic. There's no point spending millions and millions because the best players won't go to Norwich or Watford."

  35. Sturridge raring to go

    Football fixtures released

    Daniel Sturridge's season was ruined by injuries last term. The Liverpool striker, then, has more reasons than most to be excited by Wednesday's fixture announcement... 

  36. Raonic v Gasquet

    Aegon Championships

    After Kevin Anderson's stunning win over Stanislas Wawrinka, it's now time for the meeting of Richard Gasquet and Milos Raonic.

    You can watch that match live here

  37. Surrey build lead on third day

    Surrey 406 & 166-2, Glamorgan 437

    BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Guildford:

    "Surrey's batsmen enjoyed the afternoon session as Arun Harinath led the way with a mostly untroubled knock of 87 to steer the home side to a lead of 135.

    "The pace was a lot quieter than in the morning, when Glamorgan's Graham Wagg blasted his way to 200, including 11 sixes and 21 fours.

    "With four sessions left, Surrey face some interesting calculations if they have the option to declare, though they may not want to give Glamorgan a chance to cut the gap between second and third in the table."

  38. Wawrinka falls

    Tennis

    Blimey, French Open champion Stan Wawrinka is OUT at Queen's.

    The Swiss player has been beaten in straight sets by Kevin Anderson 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (12-11)

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    Wawrinka - 6-3 down in the second set tie-break - rallied at the end, saving three match points with brave shots to level at 6-6.

    Wawrinka saved a further two match points before the big-serving South African Anderson eventually saw off his opponent to take the victory, and pull off a major shock in the process.

  39. England v New Zealand update

    Cricket

    New Zealand's Ross Taylor in action against England

    We've got to the 30 over mark in the one dayer between England and the Kiwis at Trent Bridge.

    It's safe to say the tourists are well placed on 187-2 with Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor at the crease on 57 and 31 not out respectively.

    Follow the action live here.

  40. Farah preparing for Monaco?

    Athletics

    The Diamond League is in Monaco on 17 July. Could that be the race to which Mo Farah is referring?

  41. Potential prize for England?

    England v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Montreal

    England train

    England could face various different teams in the second round should they progress after playing Colombia.

    There is plenty of reward for winning in the Montreal Olympic Stadium because, if they top Group F, they would face the the runners-up of Group E, which could be Costa Rica, Spain or South Korea.

    Finishing second means they would face Norway, while third place means they could take on either the United States or current World Cup holders Japan.

    Watch live from 20:30 BST on BBC Three and online, plus commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and text coverage on the BBC Sport website.

  42. 'I will change half the players'

    Football

    Palestine thumped Malaysia 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday and head coach Abdel Nasser Barakat advised his counterpart to dump most of his players after the game.

    "I think they need to do the same as the Palestinian national team - we changed most of the players," Barakat told Bernama News Agency.

    Palestine celebrate victory over Malaysia

    Malaysia coach Dollah Salleh looks to have heeded the advice. He said: "When we conceded the fourth goal to Palestine, the players appeared to have given up. I must make changes, maybe I will change half the players."

  43. Wawrinka fights back

    Tennis

    A quick update on the progress of Stan Wawrinka.

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    We should never have doubted him. His service game went to deuce but he held his nerve to take it and level the match at 5-5.

    Opponent Kevin Anderson has just held his own serve too though, so it's 6-5 in the South African's favour and he is once again a game away from knocking out the French Open champ and springing a major surprise.

    Live coverage here.

  44. Stan struggling

    Tennis

    French Open champion Stan Wawrinka is involved in a battle-and-a-half against big serving South African Kevin Anderson in the second round at Queen's.

    Wawrinka went into the match a heavy favourite but Anderson took the first set on a tie-break and the Swiss player is now serving to keep the match alive at 5-4 down in the second.

    After Rafael Nadal's exit yesterday, could there be another shock on the cards? Watch live here.

  45. More on Murray

    Tennis

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  46. Murray out (of the doubles)

    Tennis

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    Andy Murray and partner Dominic Inglot have lost a second-set tie-break in the men's doubles at Queen's, and the match, with Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares winning 6-4 7-6.

  47. Roche on the move

    Football

    Puskas Award Goal of the Year runner-up Stephanie Roche has signed for Women's Super League 1 side Sunderland.

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    The 26-year-old Republic of Ireland international won plaudits around the world for her wonder strike for Peamount United, coming second to Colombia's James Rodriguez at the prestigious FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony.

    Want to see that goal again? Good. Click here.

  48. Women's World Cup

    England v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    England forward Eniola Aluko is writing a regular column for the BBC Sport website throughout the Women's World Cup.

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    In her latest piece, she talks about criticism from some of the football played at the tournament, responding: "People might look at the Women's World Cup and compare it to the men's tournament but to make that sort of reference is a bit uneducated really.

    "Just judge the Women's World Cup on its own merits ... we are seeing a great show."

    Watch live from 20:30 BST on BBC Three and online, plus commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and text coverage on the BBC Sport website.

  49. Opportunity for Ferrari

    Formula 1

    "This weekend's Austrian Grand Prix is a great chance for Ferrari to really take the fight to Mercedes.

    "Ferrari made a genuine step forward in performance at the last race in Canada thanks to some upgrades to their engine, but this was not really seen because of the problems that hit Sebastian Vettel."

    Mercedes and Ferrari

    So starts a piece by BBC F1 analyst Allan McNish as the build-up to this weekend's action begisn in earnest. You can read it here.

  50. Concrete jungle where dreams are made?

    England v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Montreal

    Montreal

    Another bright morning here in the concrete jungle of downtown Montreal. England face a critical game against Group F leaders Colombia tonight at the Montreal Olympic Stadium, constructed for the 1976 Games.

    Put simply, England will definitely progress if they win or draw, but could go through even if they lose, depending on goal difference.

    Watch live from 20:30 BST on BBC Three and online, plus commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and text coverage on the BBC Sport website.

  51. Concern for Armitstead

    Road Cycling

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  52. Ascot live

    Horse Racing

    And for those who want to follow the action on day two of Royal Ascot, you're in luck.

    Click here for live coverage courtesy of BBC Radio Berkshire.

  53. Moore success

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    American challenger Acapulco routed her rivals to win the Queen Mary Stakes for trainer Wesley Ward.

    Jockey Ryan Moore has now won half of the eight races so far at the 2015 meeting.

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

  54. Stones a doubt for England

    England v Portugal (Thurs, 19:45 BST)

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    John Stones will miss training today after picking up a head injury yesterday.

    The Everton defender is being assessed ahead of England's opening game of the European Under-21 Championships against Portugal tomorrow.

    You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary from Uherske Hradiste and follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website

  55. Kiwis flying

    Cricket

    Over at Trent Bridge, New Zealand are 15 overs into their innings in the fourth one-day international and it's fair to say they are pretty happy with the way things are going.

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    The Black Caps are motoring along on 95-1, the only man out captain Brendon McCullum, who went for 35 off the bowling of Mark Wood.

    Martin Guptill is 47 not out off 53 balls. England have work to do. Follow the action live here.

  56. Concern for Armitstead

    Road Cycling

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  57. Concern for Armistead

    Road Cycling

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  58. Concern for Armistead

    Road Cycling

    Britain's Lizzie Armitstead has crashed after winning the first stage of the Women's Tour in Aldeburgh.

    The Commonwealth champion, 26, raised her arms in celebration as she crossed the finish line, but collided with somebody inside the barriers.

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    A number of other riders were subsequently caught up in a pile-up on the other side of the road.

    Paramedics on the scene gave Boels Dolmans rider Armitstead oxygen before she was taken away in an ambulance.

    Latest updates on BBC Local Live: Suffolk.

  59. Happy to be ignored

    Golf

    Defending champion Martin Kaymer is happy to fly under the radar as he looks to become the first player to win back-to-back US Open titles since Curtis Strange in 1989.

    Kaymer left the field trailing in his wake when claiming his second major title at Pinehurst 12 months ago, winning by eight shots.

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    However, with Masters champion Jordan Spieth and world number one Rory McIlroy getting the bulk of the attention from the media, Kaymer has been largely overlooked in the build-up ... which suits him just fine..

    "A lot of times I'm under the radar, I feel like, which is fine," Kaymer said. "My win was already 12 months ago, so I think what others have done more recently is more important than my win last year."

  60. Hull KR skipper Campese sidelined

    Rugby League

    Hull KR captain Terry Campese has been ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

    The 30-year-old half-back suffered the injury in his side's defeat by Castleford earlier this month.

    "He has really settled into the Super League competition and was playing some fantastic rugby for us, so to be without him for the rest of the season is tough to take.," said coach Chris Chester.

  61. Women's World Cup

    England v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Fran Kirby - the England forward nicknamed "Mini Messi" - is ready for a physical battle when she faces Group F leaders Colombia.

    The 21-year-old scored in the 2-1 win over Mexico, meaning victory against a physical Colombian side will guarantee qualification to the Women's World Cup second round.

    Fran Kirby scores against Mexico

    "If Colombia try and kick me up, that means I'm winning so I'll give them a cheeky smile and carry on," said Kirby. "That will probably annoy them even more but I think I'll be alright."

    Watch live on BBC Three and online, plus commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and text coverage on the BBC Sport website

  62. England on back foot

    Cricket

    Fast start from New Zealand in the fourth one-day international at Trent Bridge.

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    The Black Caps are 55-0 after nine overs against England, with Martin Guptil 30 off 33 balls and Brendon McCullum 22 off 21.

    New Zealand lead the series 2-1. Follow the action live here.

  63. Armitstead crashes after win

    Road cycling

    More on Lizzie Armitstead from the Telegraph's cycling correspondent Tom Cary. He tweets...

  64. Scotland lose World Championship opener

    Football

    Scotland have lost 6-0 to Brazil in their opening game at the Cerebral Palsy Football World Championship at St George's Park.

    The Scots were second best throughout and goalkeeper Craig Connel was kept under pressure for the duration of the match.

    Scotland's next Group C game is against the USA on Friday.

  65. Armitstead crashes after win

    Road cycling

    Lizzie Armitstead has crashed after winning the first stage of the Women's Tour of Britain from Bury St Edmunds to Aldeburgh, report BBC Suffolk. 

    She is still receiving treatment and you can follow what's happening here.

  66. NSW wins sets up Queensland decider

    Rugby League

    New South Wales sent the State of Origin series to a game-three decider with a thrilling 26-18 victory over Queensland in front of a record crowd of 91,513 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

    Tries from Michael Jennings, Josh Morris, Aaron Wood and Josh Dugan along with 10 points from the boot of Trent Hodkinson proved enough to tie up the series after Queensland won the opener 11-10 in Sydney last month.

    The decider will be on 8 July in Brisbane.

  67. Stridgeon joins Wales set up

    Rugby Union

    Wales have appointed Toulon's Paul Stridgeon as their new head of physical performance.

    The former freestyle wrestler who represented England at the 2002 Commonwealth Games will oversee the Welsh Rugby Union's physical performance department on a tournament-by-tournament basis.

  68. 'I was alone'

    Rugby Union

    France centre Mathieu Bastareaud has revealed he attempted suicide in 2009.

    The Toulon back, 26, explained in his new autobiography that he reacted badly to criticism for lying about being assaulted while on an international tour in New Zealand six years ago.

    Mathieu Bastareaud

    He later confessed to being drunk and falling into a table in his hotel room.

    "I don't know if I really wanted to die. I wanted to punish myself," wrote Bastareaud, who is preparing for the World Cup. "I smiled in public but, as soon as I came back home, I was alone."

  69. Get involved - Fixtures day

    Tweet us at #bbcfootball

    What is your reaction to your club's fixtures. Here are a few so far...

    Nick Musty: Why fans moan about a 'bad run of fixtures' is beyond me. Regardless of the order, you still have to play everyone twice.

    Bhavin Bakhda: November will be a big month for Spurs, 3 matches - 3 London derbies.

    Matt Friday: Disappointed that Plymouth Argyle's opening home fixture v Portsmouth clashes with my sister's wedding. Decisions.

    Let us know your fixture thoughts via #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook

  70. European Champions Cup draw

    Rugby union

    Draw

    Bath, Wasps and former champions Leinster have been drawn with holders Toulon in the pool stages for the 2015-16 European Rugby Challenge Cup.

    Premiership champions Saracens are alongside Ulster, Toulouse and competition debutants Oyonnax in Pool One.

    The competition gets under way on the weekend of 14-15 November.

    • Pool 1: Saracens, Ulster, Toulouse, Oyonnax
    • Pool 2: Clermont, Ospreys, Exeter, Bordeaux
    • Pool 3: Glasgow, Northampton, Racing 92, Scarlets
    • Pool 4: SF Paris, Munster, Leicester, Treviso
    • Pool 5: Bath, Toulon, Leinster, Wasps
  71. Ivanovic suffers shock exit

    Tennis

    Ana Ivanovic

    Defending champion Ana Ivanovic lost to qualifier Michelle Larcher De Brito in the first round of the Aegon Classic.

    Serb second seed Ivanovic, 27, double-faulted at match point to hand her 22-year-old Portuguese opponent a 6-4 3-6 7-6 (8-6) victory in Birmingham.

    De Brito is ranked 128 places behind Ivanovic, who is seventh in the world.

    Briton Johanna Konta plays sixth seed Karolina Pliskova later on Wednesday, with last year's Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard also in action.

  72. Muchall ton extends Durham lead

    Durham 301 & 303-7, Sussex 201

    BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Arundel:

    "Durham are batting Sussex out of the match and now lead by 403 runs.

    "It looked like they would get through the whole morning without losing a wicket, but having made the 13th first class century of his career, Gordon Muchall was out for 115, lbw to Luke Wells.

    "His dismissal ended a partnership of 116 with Paul Coughlin, who is 57 not out."

  73. Jones secures taekwondo medal

    European Games

    Jade Jones has guaranteed at least a bronze medal for Team GB by reaching the final of the -57kg taekwondo division. Now she will fight for gold...

  74. Wagg punishes Surrey attack

    Surrey 406 & 41-0, Glamorgan 437

    BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Guildford:

    "Graham Wagg smashed a Glamorgan record of 11 sixes in an innings and equalled the all-time Championship record score for a number eight batsman as he powered his way to 200 off just 216 balls.

    "His onslaught brought 42 off two overs from Surrey seamer Tom Curran as he put on 105 for the last wicket with Michael Hogan.

    "Surrey, left trailing by 31 on first innings, eased into the lead by lunch with Zafar Ansari and Arun Harinath untroubled in 45 minutes of batting."

  75. European Challenge Cup draw

    Rugby union

    Draw
    • Pool 1: Connacht, Brive, Newcastle, Enisei-Stm
    • Pool 2: Sale Sharks, Dragons, Castres, Pau
    • Pool 3: Montpellier, Harlequins, Cardiff, Calvisano
    • Pool 4: La Rochelle, Gloucester, Zebre, Worcester
    • Pool 5: Edinburgh, London Irish, Grenoble, Agen
  76. England v New Zealand

    Cricket

    New Zealand have won the toss and will bat in the fourth one day international against England, who trail the series 2-1 going into today's game at Trent Bridge.

    You can follow live text commentary here.

  77. Somerset chase 401 to beat Notts

    Nottinghamshire 410 & 190, Somerset 200 & 402-8

    Peter Trego

    Somerset have just pulled off the second-highest County Championship run chase in their history to earn a thrilling two-wicket win over Nottinghamshire at Taunton.

    Resuming on 274-5 with a victory target of 401, Peter Trego (79) and Jim Allenby (62) extended their partnership to 116 before both fell in quick succession.

    With 20 runs still needed and two wickets remaining, Abdur Rehman saw the hosts to 402-8 with three fours in an over.

    Somerset's biggest successful run chase was 479-6 against Yorkshire in 2009.

  78. Cuadrado drops Falcao hint

    Football

    Colombia striker Radamel Falcao (left) and winger Juan Cuadrado

    It looks like Colombia striker Radamel Falcao will be joining Chelsea on loan from Monaco and hooking up with international team-mate Juan Cuadrado at Stamford Bridge.

    The signing hasn't been confirmed but Cuadrado is on international duty with Falcao at the Copa America.

    He said: "I am very happy that he's with us [at Chelsea], but first we have got to concentrate on the Copa [America],"

    Colombia coach Jose Pekerman added: "I have no doubts that they [Falcao and Cuadrado] are going to help each other [at Chelsea] and are going to be a success."

  79. Edinburgh gets Champions Cup date

    Rugby Union

    Some early news from the draws for this season's European competitions...

    The French city of Lyon will host the 2016 Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals, with Edinburgh hosting the 2017 showpieces.

    We'll bring you the draws for this season's competitions shortly.

  80. Currie going nowhere

    Rugby League

    Warrington have announced that forward Ben Currie has signed a new four-year contract.

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    The 20-year-old second rower, an ever-present this season, is now committed to the First Utility Super League club until the end of the 2019 season.

    Currie is an academy product who made his debut at 17 in 2012 and has featured in every Super League game so far this season under Tony Smith.

  81. Dyche scoffs at Shackell talk

    Football

  82. Question of Sport teaser

    Football

    Here's your lunchtime teaser...

    Which five England internationals scored on the opening weekend of the Premier League last season?

    No prizes, just pride, on offer.

  83. Gallagher jailed for three years

    Football

    Declan Gallagher

    Former Livingston, Dundee and Clyde defender Declan Gallagher has been jailed for three years after beating a man with a baseball bat amid a violent post-party brawl.

    The 24-year-old, who left Championship club Livingston when his contract expired last month, had been at the event in Blantyre with his family in April 2013 and had admitted fighting with his victim but insisted he had not used a weapon.

  84. Bid to buy Arsenal

    Football

    Africa's richest businessman says he is planning a bid to buy Arsenal.

    Aliko Dangote

    Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote believes the building of an oil refinery in his homeland will give him the finance to secure a takeover.

    The 58-year-old, who has an estimated wealth of £11.5bn, says he has supported the Gunners since the 1980s. "When we get this refinery on track, I will have enough time and enough resources to pay what they are asking for," he told BBC Hausa.

    "The club is doing well, but they need more direction than the current situation, where they just develop players and sell them."

  85. Headlines at 1

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

    The fixtures for the new season have been announced, with Chelsea v Swansea, West Brom v Manchester City and Manchester United v Tottenham on the opening weekend.

    Manchester City have made an increased offer of more than £35.5m for Raheem Sterling, which is likely to be rejected by Liverpool.

    Arturo Vidal's Ferrari

    Juventus and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is being held by police who say the footballer was driving under the influence of alcohol when he crashed a Ferrari in the outskirts of Santiago.

    Tottenham Hotspur are in talks with Burnley about signing right-back Kieran Trippier, says Clarets boss Sean Dyche.

  86. Can England level ODI series?

    England v New Zealand (Trent Bridge, 14:00 BST)

    Jos Buttler

    If you were looking for a one-day team to score more than 300 in three successive innings then England would have been one of your last ports of call following a dismal World Cup.

    But, in dramatic improvement, they have scored a hat-trick of totals over 300 for the first time ever, including a record 408-9, to show things are a changing with the likes of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes leading the way.

    Nevertheless, they still trail New Zealand 2-1 going into today's penultimate ODI game of a five-match series.

    Live text commentary starts at 13:30 BST, while there will be ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and Radio 4 LW.

  87. 'Suspicious activity'

    Football

    It wouldn't be a day of the week ending in 'y' if we didn't have a story about Fifa, so here goes.

    Swiss banks reported suspicious activity around accounts of football's world governing body Fifa, says the Swiss attorney general.

    Michael Lauber said his office was analysing a "huge amount" of seized Fifa data in its corruption inquiry.

    He said he did not rule out interviews with Fifa president Sepp Blatter as part of his investigation.

    The inquiry surrounds possible criminal activity in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

    Full story here.

  88. Horse Racing

    Royal Ascot day two

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    Will it be another case of the eagle has landed on day two of Royal Ascot?

    Gleneagles headed an opening-day treble for jockey Ryan Moore, while Free Eagle - to be ridden by Pat Smullen for trainer Dermot Weld - is the favourite for Wednesday's feature race, the Prince of Wales's Stakes.

    The going remains Good to Firm. You can check out non-runners and the latest results on the BBC Sport website, while there are commentaries on the big races on Radio 5 live.

  89. Big draw to come soon

    Rugby Union

    Saracens, Glasgow Warriors and Stade Francaisare the top seeds when the pool draw for the European Rugby Champions Cup takes place in Switzerland from 13:15 BST.

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    Twenty clubs from the Premiership, the Top 14 and the Guinness Pro12 have qualified for the Champions Cup. The clubs will be divided into four tiers of five for the draw.

    Toulon beat Clermont Auvergne in last year's final.

    The draw for the Challenge Cup takes place first.

  90. Rumbled...

    Football fixtures released

    If it's any consolation, the person responsible is clearing their desk and stuffing their belongings into a bin bag as we speak...

  91. Southampton swoop for Soares

    Football

    Tony Barrett of the Times says Southampton are close to making a signing...

  92. Capello on the brink

    Football

    Fabio Capello

    Fabio Capello's reign as Russia manager looks doomed after the country's sports minister said a decision on the Italian's future had already been taken.

    Former England boss Capello's future has come under scrutiny, with his side struggling to qualify for Euro 2016.

    "There's no secret, we've already taken certain decisions [about Capello's fate]," ITAR-TASS news agency quoted minister Vitaly Mutko as saying on Wednesday.

    "All the questions concerning national team management will be settled before the end of the month."

  93. Get involved - Fixtures day

    Tweet us at #bbcfootball

    What is your reaction to your club's fixtures. Here are a few so far...

    Sam J. Frampton: The only disappointment is us probably having to wait until after the first game to land Harry Kane at Manchester United.

    Tomz'd Akins: Chelsea's first six games is supposed to be a tricky pack but no one's talking about it as the Special One is in charge.

    David Kemp: Can't wait for Bristol Rovers and Oxford away over two weeks in October. (Portsmouth fan)

    Let us know your fixture thoughts via #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook

  94. Rodgers favourite to be sacked

    Football

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

    Jugen Klopp has been suggested as a future Liverpool boss and he might want to start practising his Scouse accent.

    Current Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is under pressure going into the campaign after the struggles of last season and might be sitting a little bit more uncomfortably after looking at his side's opening batch of fixtures.

    Liverpool face Stoke, Arsenal, Manchester United, Everton, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City in their first seven Premier League away games and the bookies have Rodgers as the favourite to be the first top-flight manager to leave his post.

  95. Michelin want F1 return

    Formula 1

    US Grand Prix

    Michelin have made a bid to supply tyres to F1 from 2017, providing the sport agrees to them being bigger and longer-lasting.

    "Whether we'll be selected or not, we'll see," Michelin motorsport head Pascal Couasnon told motorsport.com.

    "But I'd say we want to be coherent with our proposals and offer the opportunity to the teams and the drivers to have a tyre that enables everyone to express themselves and drive to the max."

    The French tyremaker withdrew from the sport in 2006, a year after a problematic United States Grand Prix that went ahead with only six cars after all the Michelin-equipped teams withdrew on safety grounds.

  96. England v Colombia

    Women's World Cup

    Former QPR and Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has wished the England team well ahead of their final group match against Colombia (21:00 BST), where a win guarantees progress to the last eight.

    You can watch live on BBC Three and online, listen to commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and follow text coverage on the BBC Sport website.  

  97. England's day of destiny

    England v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    England are level on three points with France, but have a better goal difference. The top two teams go through, but in four of the six World Cup groups a third-placed team will also advance to the second round.

    The match against Colombia takes place indoors at Montreal's 60,000-capacity Olympic Stadium, built for the 1976 Olympics. And should England finish top of Group F, they will stay in the city.

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    Second place would mean a trip to Ottawa to face Norway, while finishing third could mean travelling further west to either Edmonton or Vancouver.

    Sampson added: "It's not a must-win game. We're in a place where we can afford to drop some points and still go through, but of course we want to win the game."

  98. England's day of destiny

    England v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    It is a huge day for England at the Women's World Cup in Canada.

    Mark Sampson's team take on Colombia at 21:00 BST knowing a win will will guarantee them a place in the knockout stages.

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    England - who beat Mexico last time out - are ranked sixth and Colombia 28th, so it should be simple, right? Ah, but Colombia beat third-best team France the other day - that's France who beat England 1-0 in the opening group game.

    In other words, it is impossible to predict, which is why the coach is taking nothing for granted.

    "Their result against France will make sure our players are very clear about it, that this is a dangerous Colombia team," the boss said.

  99. Get involved - Fixtures day

    Tweet us at #bbcfootball

    What is your reaction to your club's fixtures. Here are a few so far...

    Alfie Tutt: Very tough start for Palace with a newly promoted team and three top four teams in first five but better second half of season.

    Rezaa Sait: Arsenal getting the top seven teams in the first 10 games. A season defining period and testing fixtures so soon. I'll take that.

    Andy Kind: Bournemouth away to Man Utd final day of season. Let's hope they don't need a win to clinch the title.

    Andy, do you mean Bournemouth or Man Utd when it comes to winning the title?

    Let us know your fixture thoughts via #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook

  100. New season, new fixtures

    Football fixtures released

    Arsenal will get two big early chances to show their credentials - the FA Cup winners are at home to Liverpool on 22 August and away at Chelsea four weeks later.

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    Manchester City's season includes tasty encounters both near the start and end - they host Chelsea in their second game and welcome the Gunners for the penultimate match, provisionally on 7 May.

    Manchester United host newcomers Bournemouth on the final day of the season.

  101. Carroll on the mend

    Football

    West Ham striker Andy Carroll is hopeful of being fit for the start of the season as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

    The 26-year-old has been sidelined since February with a knee injury and has been working at the club's training ground while his team-mates are on their holidays.

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    He told the West Ham website: "The injury is going well and I have started jogging. I want to step it up again and start kicking a ball but I am glad to be outside and moving again."

    West Ham start their Europa League campaign on July 2, with the Premier League season starting on 8 August.

  102. Get involved - Fixtures day

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    What is your reaction to your club's fixtures. Here are a few so far...

    Jack Thomson: Decent early fixtures means Arsenal will top the table from the first game week to the last.

    Utkarsh Phooli: Thinking Kane and Lloris will win it for us (Man Utd) against their old club Spurs.

    Easy there, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris are very much still Tottenham players

    Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris (left) and striker Harry Kane

    Rodge: Looking forward to Bristol Rovers being the last competitive visitors to Bootham Crescent before we move to a new ground.

    Let us know your fixture thoughts via #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook

  103. Peace man ... erm, perhaps not

    Rugby Union

    It was intended as a rugby tournament to improve relationships, but ended in a mass brawl.

    Algeria and Malaysia players at the 2015 Crescent Cup final

    The inaugural final of the Crescent Cup between hosts Malaysia and Algeria was abandoned after fighting broke out between the two teams, with punches and chairs thrown.

    Malaysian Rugby Union (MRU) chief Mazuri Sallehudin said: "One of our players was attacked by six Algerians and it was at that point that the spectators went in to help him."

  104. Hewitt gets Wimbledon wildcard

    Tennis

    Leyton Hewitt, the 2002 Wimbledon champion, will take part at SW19 for the final time this year... 

  105. Adams, he says yes

    Darts

    Three-time BDO world champion Martin Adams has agreed to take part in the Grand Slam of Darts for the first time.

    Martin 'Wolfie' Adams

    The event in November will see eight players from the British Darts Organisation face 24 from the rival Professional Darts Corporation.

    Adams said he would "probably not" have accepted the invitation if the BDO had not explicitly asked him to do so, but added: "I know it will make a lot of my supporters very happy indeed. Hopefully I'll do well and it would be nice to win it, but who knows?"

  106. Campese out

    Rugby League

    Hull KR have been dealt a blow - influential skipper Terry Campese has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

    The former Canberra Raiders stand-off went off with a knee injury against Castleford a fortnight ago, and further scans have revealed he suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and will undergo surgery.

  107. Dempsey lets rip at ref

    Football

    Clint Dempsey, who always seem fairly even-tempered when he was at Fulham and Tottenham, is making the headlines after ripping up a referee's notebook and getting sent off in America.

    He was one of four Seattle Sounders players red-carded as they finished a cup match against Portland Timbers with seven men.

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    Dempsey, the United States captain, reacted angrily to a red card for team-mate Michael Azira during a US Open Cup tie. The referee sent off the 32-year-old forward as well as Azira, having earlier dismissed Brad Evans.

    Dempsey flicked the notebook out of Radford's hand, picked it up off the pitch and then tore it into pieces.

    We can only thing he must have been having a bad day.

  108. Trippier on way to Spurs

    Football

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche has confirmed that right-back Kieran Trippier's proposed move to Tottenham is edging closer...

  109. Chelsea target keeper

    Football

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    Daily Telegraph: Chelsea have targeted Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 27, as a replacement for Petr Cech.

  110. Listen up

    Cricket

    All of today's County Championship matches are now under way. You can follow the action here.

    And don't forget, England take on New Zealand in the fourth one-day international later, with live text coverage on the BBC Sport website from 13:30 BST.

  111. LeBron hurting

    Basketball

    LeBron James

    LeBron James has now tasted defeat four times in NBA Finals after his Cleveland Cavaliers lost to Golden State Warriors.

    "When you fall short it hurts," said James.

    "I'm starting to [think] I'd rather not even make the playoffs than to lose in the finals. It would hurt a lot [less]."

  112. Golden night

    Basketball

    Golden State

    Golden State Warriors have won the NBA Finals in Game 6, taking the series 4-2.

    They won 105-97 in Cleveland on Tuesday night against a Cavaliers side lead by LeBron James.

    It's their first title in 40 years.

  113. Get involved - Fixtures day

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    What is your reaction to your club's fixtures. Here are a few so far...

    Matthew Neve: Watford's Christmas run is horrible! Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs and City. Ouch. Though the run in is ok. Cannot wait!

    Bryn Jones: Final three games at Upton Park v Arsenal, Man Utd and finally Swansea. Going to be a great send off.

    Lewis Matthews: Bournemouth face Man Utd, Everton, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Spurs in their last eight games.

    Let us know your fixture thoughts via #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook

  114. Unhappy Hammers

    Football fixtures released

    You imagine there may be a testy phone call between the Premier League and West Ham today after the east London club were snubbed in their request to end the season at Upton Park.

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    The Hammers travel to Stoke on the final day, meaning their last game at Upton Park before moving to the Olympic Stadium will come on 7 May, when they host Swansea.

    The Premier League fixtures are in full here.

  115. Dampening spirits

    Cricket

    Sri Lanka

    Rain has washed out the entire first day of Sri Lanka's first test against Pakistan at Galle.

    Nice to know this kind of thing doesn't just happen in England.

  116. Wimbledon wildcards announced

    Tennis

    James Ward

    Five British players have, however, been awarded wildcards.

    Liam Broady, Kyle Edmund and James Ward will be in the men's draw, while Naomi Broady and Johanna Konta have earned places in the women's event.

    Australia's Lleyton Hewitt and Nicolas Mahut of France have also received wildcards, as have Estonia's Anett Kontaveit and Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia.

    Three mens and four women's wildcards are still to be awarded.

  117. No wildcard for Robson... yet

    Tennis

    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent

    More bad news for Laura Robson.

    The 21-year-old Brit is not among the first wave of Wimbledon wildcards announced by the All England Club today.

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    But Robson, however, is still hopeful of making her return to the tour in this weekend's Eastbourne qualifying event, and could expect to receive a Wimbledon wildcard if all goes to plan.

    Robson had wrist surgery last April and hasn't played a competitive match since the 2014 Australian Open.

  118. Raw deal

    Football fixtures released

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  119. The big derbies

    Football fixtures released

    Manchester

    • 24 Oct: Manchester United v Manchester City
    • 19 Mar: Manchester City v Manchester United

    North London

    • 7 Nov: Arsenal v Tottenham
    • 5 Mar: Tottenham v Arsenal

    Merseyside

    • 3 Oct: Everton v Liverpool
    • 27 Feb: Liverpool v Everton

    Click here for the Premier League fixtures in full.

  120. County Championship prospects

    Cricket

    Let's quickly switch to cricket for a moment for there is a potentially exciting finish in prospect at Taunton, where Somerset will begin the final day on 274-5, needing another 127 runs to beat Nottinghamshire - Jim Allenby (32) and Peter Trego (26) are the not out batsmen.

    Durham are 168-6 at Arundel after recovering from 13-4 on day two, a healthy lead of 268 over Sussex, with Gordon Muchall unbeaten on 66.

    In Division Two, Graham Wagg will resume on 116 not out, with Glamorgan 323-8 in reply to Surrey's first innings total of 406 at Guildford.

  121. Deal thwarted

    Football fixtures released

    Yeovil and Hartlepool were making Boxing Day contingency plans earlier on Wednesday but can forget all about them now. The Glovers make the much shorter journey to Plymouth, while Pools host Notts County.

  122. New season, new fixtures

    Football

    There have been two occasions since the Premier League's inaugural season in 1992-93 when all three promoted clubs have stayed up.

    Blackburn (10th), Fulham (13th) and Bolton (16th) managed it in 2001-02. Then Swansea (11th), Norwich (12th) and QPR (17th) repeated the feat in 2011-12.

    And only once have all three promoted teams gone straight back down. That was in 1997-98, when Bolton (18th), Barnsley (19th) and Crystal Palace (20th) were all relegated.

  123. Get involved - Fixtures day

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    What is your reaction to your club's fixtures. Here are a few so far...

    Seamus in Warsaw: LFC 'away' start - Stoke, Arsenal, Man Utd, Everton, Spurs, Chelsea, Man City - get the easy ones out of the way early? Couldn't make it up!

    Milton: Stoke V Liverpool on opening day. Almost feels like cricket, Mark Hughes making Liverpool follow on.

    (Nice cricket analogy there after Stoke battered the Reds 6-1 in the final game of last season)

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    Chris Ward: Brighton have Derby, Middlesbrough and QPR in the last four games. Hope we're safe by then!

    Let us know via #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook

  124. New season, new fixtures

    Football

    Four clubs have managed just one point from their opening eight games:

    • Man City in 1995-96,
    • Southampton (when the chap below was still banging in wonder goals for the club) in 1998-99
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    • Sheffield Wednesday in 1999-2000
    • Sunderland in 2013-14

    More surprisingly, two of them - Southampton and Sunderland - survived.

  125. Familiar foes

    Football fixtures released

    Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam greets the news that he will be facing former club Liverpool on the opening day...

  126. New season, new fixtures

    Football

    Teams will play three times in eight days over the festive period, although there are no Premier League matches scheduled for New Year's Day.

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    Games will instead take place on Saturday, 2 January 2016.

    Manchester United against Chelsea on 28 December stands out among the festive fixtures.

  127. Liverpool reject City's new Sterling bid

    Football

  128. Get involved - Fixtures day

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    What is your reaction to your club's fixtures. Here are a few so far...

    Sam Robinson: Ridiculous how Sunderland are away for first game and last game of the season two years in a row. But got the derby just before my birthday.

    Ray Allger: Obviously there will be many rearrangements but decent fixture list for Manchester United. The big games are spaced out. I'll take that.

    Tom Vos: After seeing the fixture list think it's finally sunk in that Watford FC are in the Premier League.

    Of course they are Tom, how can you forget scenes like this...

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  129. New season, new fixtures

    Football

    Hardest Premier League run-in? Has to be Bournemouth.

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    The Cherries, promoted as champions, face Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea and Manchester United in four of their last five matches.

    Leicester City came into brilliant form at the of last season to secure survival, and Nigel Pearson will hope his side are in a good position by the time they face Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea in their final three games.

  130. Liverpool reject City's new Sterling bid

    Football

    BBC Sport's Ben Smith suggests the deal for Sterling - who is no longer a teenager, in fact - could now be dead. 

  131. Young at heart

    Football fixtures released

    Manchester United winger Ashley Young tweets...

  132. New season, new fixtures

    Football

    Everton and Stoke face possibly the toughest starts to the campaign with a testing run of games.

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    The Toffees start with a home game against Watford but then face Southampton (away), Manchester City (home), Tottenham (away) and Chelsea (home) in their next four matches.

    Stoke host Liverpool - albeit a team they thrashed 6-1 on the final day of last season - then travel to Tottenham. The Potters then have an away game to Norwich before they face West Brom, managed by former boss Tony Pulis, followed by a clash with Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.

  133. Liverpool to say no to £35.5m

    Football

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City have made an increased offer of £35.5m for Raheem Sterling, which is likely to be rejected by Liverpool.

  134. BreakingCity's £40m bid for Sterling

    Football

    Reports are coming in that Manchester City have made a second, improved offer for Liverpool and England winger Raheem Sterling.

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    The bid is understood to be in the region of £40m.

  135. On the up

    Football fixtures released

    Bournemouth, who won the Championship title, host Aston Villa in their first ever Premier League game, before away trips to Liverpool and West Ham.

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    Watford, who finished runners-up to the Cherries in the second tier, have arguably the toughest of the opening games with a trip to Everton and then back-to-back home matches against West Brom and Southampton.

    Play-off winners Norwich kick off with a home game against Crystal Palace before an away trip to Sunderland and a home fixture against Stoke.

  136. Missing you already

    Football fixtures released

    Former Burnley and Ireland midfielder Steven Reid, who retired in May, tweets...

  137. Get involved - Fixtures day

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    So, you've had a few minutes to digest the fixtures. What's your reaction?

    Has your club got an easy start? A horrible run in? An unpleasant trip to the back of beyond on Boxing Day?

    Let us know via #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook

  138. Early diary dates

    Football fixtures released

    Harry Kane

    Week one - Aug 8

    • Manchester United host Tottenham - but which team will Harry Kane be playing for?

    Week two - Aug 15

    • Bournemouth are away at Liverpool
    • Manchester City host Chelsea

    Week three - Aug 22

    • Arsenal travel to Liverpool

    The Premier League fixtures are in full here.

  139. New season, new fixtures

    Football

    Don't forget, by the way - and before you start booking hotels and sorting out who's driving when - that all fixture dates and kick-off times are subject to change depending on television scheduling.

    And for those of you who support a Scottish club, your fixtures are released on Friday.

  140. New season, new fixtures

    Football

    An early indicator in the title race could come on the second weekend of matches, when Chelsea travel to Manchester City.

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    After opening at home to Swansea, Chelsea are scheduled to play at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, 15 August, though the match may well take place a day later for television purposes.

    The defending Premier League champions have never lost their opening fixture. In 23 seasons, the record is won 20 and drawn three.

  141. BreakingNew season, new fixtures

    Football fixtures released

    Conference champions Barnet will start life back in League Two with a trip to relegated Leyton Orient, as fellow promoted side Bristol Rovers host Northampton.

    Notts County are away at Stevenage after being relegated, with Crawley at Oxford and Yeovil visiting Exeter.

    Click here for the League Two fixtures in full

  142. BreakingNew season, new fixtures

    Football fixtures released

    Promoted Shrewsbury begin their League One campaign with a home game against Millwall. Wigan and Blackpool - relegated along with Millwall - face away games, at Coventry and Colchester respectively.

    League Two champions Burton host Scunthorpe, while fellow promoted teams Bury and Southend visit Doncaster and Fleetwood respectively.

    Click here for the League One fixtures in full

  143. BreakingNew season, new fixtures

    Football fixtures released

    In the Championship, Hull host Huddersfield, Burnley travel to Leeds and Queens Park Rangers are at Charlton.

    Preston North End are the only one of the promoted teams with a home game as they welcome beaten play-off finalists Middlesbrough to Deepdale, with MK Dons and Bristol City both facing trips to South Yorkshire at Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday respectively.

    Elsewhere, last season's beaten play-off semi-finalists, Brentford and Ipswich meet at Griffin Park on Saturday, August 8.

    Click here for the Championship fixtures in full.

  144. BreakingNew season, new fixtures

    Football fixtures released

    Chelsea will kick off the defence of their Premier League title with a home game against Swansea on Saturday, August 8.

    Manchester City, who finished eight points adrift of the Blues, travel to West Brom, while Manchester United are up against Tottenham at Old Trafford.

    Arsenal host West Ham, Liverpool go to Stoke, Newcastle play Southampton and Leicester are up against Sunderland.

    New boys Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich tackle Aston Villa, Everton and Crystal Palace respectively.

    Click here for the Premier League fixtures in full.

  145. Counting down

    Football fixtures released

    Consider this your five-minute warning. The fixtures for all Premier League and Football League clubs are coming up...

  146. Temptation

    Golf

    While Rory was practising ahead of the US Open at Chambers Bay in Washington, he was greeted with this sign.

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    It's a tough life being a top sports star...

  147. Bring it on, says McIlroy

    Golf

    There's so much going on this week it's easy to forget that golf's second major of the year - the US Open - gets under way on Thursday.

    Rory McIlroy is the favourite, despite missing the cuts in his last two tournaments.

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    The Irishman is not concerned, though, and believes he is in a better frame of mind now than he was before the Masters in April, when he finished fourth behind winner Jordan Spieth.

    "It has been nice not to have all the attention on me. I felt that is what it was at Augusta and I couldn't get away from it," McIlroy told BBC Sport.

    He added: "I will be disappointed if I do not win a major this year. My seasons now are based on major wins."

  148. Jones switches codes to join Chiefs

    Rugby Union

    Josh Jones

    St Helens utility player Josh Jones is to switch codes after agreeing a move to Exeter Chiefs for next season.

    The 22-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Devon club, who finished fifth in the Premiership in 2015.

    "We are aware that the switchover from league to union isn't going to be straightforward. He knows there will be a bit of transition time and he'll probably have a period on loan somewhere, but he is very open to those ideas," said Chiefs boss Rob Baxter.