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  1. US Open update


    Jordan Spieth

    Jordan Spieth is using being one of the first out to put some pressure on the rest of the field.

    The 21-year-old, who won the Masters earlier on this year, shot four birdies in his opening eight holes to move into the overall lead by a shot on six under.

    But, having started on the 10th, he then dropped two shots on the 18th to drop a shot behind the leaders.

    On that note, it is time to bid you a Sportsday goodbye and point you in the direction of the live text commentary from the US Open you can follow on the BBC Sport website right here. Enjoy.

  2. Sussex skipper plays down relegation fears


    Sussex captain Ed Joyce says his team should not be worried by relegation fears.

    The Hove side have lost five of their last six Division One games and are fifth in the table, having played a game more than the bottom four.

    "We're realistic about where we are," he added. "A lot of it is circumstance and the way it has gone; pitches we've played on, a few tosses and lots of injuries."

  3. Murray survives Queen's scare


    Andy Murray was given a stern test by Gilles Muller in their quarter-final at Queen's but has won 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4.

    You can see how he did it here.

  4. Australia tour a 'massive challenge'

    Rugby Union

    England coach Stuart Lancaster

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster says the three-match tour to Australia next year will be a "massive challenge and one to really look forward to".

    The games will be next June and Lancaster added: "We haven't toured Australia since 2010 so for most of our squad it will be their first opportunity to play a senior Test there and I'm sure it will be a great series.

    Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika said: "There is no question England are our greatest rivals from the north and this is guaranteed to be a really hard-fought and physical series."

  5. Drinkhall misses out on medal

    European Games

    Paul Drinkhall

    Britain's Paul Drinkhall missed out on a table tennis medal in Baku after losing the bronze medal match. The Englishman, who was seeded 16, lost 4-2 to Lei Kou of the Ukraine.

  6. Brewster takes up Plymouth role


    Former Inverness and Dundee United manager Craig Brewster has joined Plymouth Argyle as assistant to new boss Derek Adams.

    The 48-year-old was previously Adams' number two at Ross County.

  7. Wolves in the hunt for half-backs

    Rugby League

    Warrington coach Tony Smith says the Super League side are "scouring the world looking for half-backs" after failing to settle on a first-choice pairing so far this season.

    "I don't want to make my half-backs feel bad about it, but we understand that we haven't been consistent enough in those sort of positions this year," he said.

  8. Crawley sign Walton


    League Two side Crawley Town have signed midfielder Simon Walton following his departure from Stevenage.

    The 27-year-old scored five goals in 33 appearances for Boro last season and has agreed a two-year contract.

  9. Moore secures record Ascot win

    Horse Racing

    Ryan Moore

    Jockey Ryan Moore secured a modern-day record-breaking ninth winner at Royal Ascot on Aloft in the Queen's Vase.

    The 31-year-old could yet break the all-time record of 12 winners set by Fred Archer in 1878.

    "I'm very lucky, I get to ride the best horses and that makes a big difference, " said the three-time champion jockey.

    "It (the record) is not something you think about, we'll think about rides tomorrow then worry about this."

  10. Glamorgan sign Carter


    Andy Carter

    Glamorgan have signed Nottinghamshire seamer Andy Carter on loan for the second time this season.

    Carter took 12 wickets in a month-long spell at the Swalec Stadium at the start of the season and will come into contention for Glamorgan's LV County Championship Division Two home match against Leicestershire, which starts in Cardiff on Monday.

    "It's no surprise to me that they have put themselves in contention because there are a lot of good cricketers at the club and it's a very positive dressing room," Carter told the official club website.

  11. Murray v Muller update


    Andy Murray lost the first set against Gilles Muller but has just levelled as the quarter-final at Queen's has gone into a decider.

    Follow it live here.

  12. The wait goes on

    Scottish Premiership

    Richard Wilson

    BBC Scotland

    "It is 22 August before Celtic play away to a team expected to finish in the top places, when they travel to face Dundee United, and it is 12 September - the seventh round of fixtures - before they meet Aberdeen, who challenged at the top of the league for much of the last campaign."

    BBC Sport Scotland's Richard Wilson has looked at the Scottish fixture lists, stroked his chin, and clattered out this piece.

  13. US Open update


    Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods opened his second round with a bogey on the 10th but, while he looks set to miss the cut after his opening round 80, he did pick up a birdie on the 12th. It was a rare moment of joy as another bogey on the 14th followed.

    Masters champion Jordan Spieth is a man on the move. He has picked up three birdies in his first six holes to move into a share of the lead on five under.

    Justin Rose, who won the US Open in 2013, is in the same group as Spieth and has two birdies and a bogey in his first six holes. He's one over for the tournament.

  14. US Open greens criticised


    US Open

    The greens at the Chambers Bay course being used for the US Open are "as bad as they look", says Sergio Garcia.

    The Spaniard was happy with his level-par opening round of 70 but added on Twitter: "A championship of the calibre of the US Open deserves better quality green surfaces."

    World number one Rory McIlroy, who hit a two-over 72, said: "They are not the best I have putted on."

    Colin Montgomerie, who had a one-under 69, described them as "extremely poor".

    Live commentary of the final two rounds are on BBC Radio 5 live on Saturday and Sunday between 22:00 BST and 03:00 BST. Live text updates are available from 1900 BST for every round on the BBC Sport website.

  15. Dunkley admits FA doping breach


    Oxford United defender Chey Dunkley has been reprimanded after admitting breaching the Football Association's anti-doping regulations.

    The 23-year-old tested positive for salbutamol after using an inhaler prescribed for his asthma, but a regulatory commission hearing found there was no intention on Dunkley's part to enhance sporting performance.

    He will also be subject to target testing for two years.

  16. Moore breaks Royal Ascot record

    Horse Racing

    Ryan Moore

    Ryan Moore has broken the post-War record for winners at a single Royal Ascot meeting.

    Moore won his ninth race when he rode Aloft to victory in the 17.35 BST race, the Queen's Vase.

    Lester Piggott (1965 and 1975) and Pat Eddery (1989) both rode eight winners.

    Fred Archer holds the overall record with 12 wins in 1878.

  17. 'Mo is the only one people care about'


    BBC Radio 5 live

    British sprinter-turned-bobsledder Craig Pickering has been speaking about his experiences of the drug testing system.

    Mo Farah has today released a statement saying he has never taken performance-enhancing drugs, after reports that he missed two tests in the 2010-11 season.

    "It's not uncommon for athletes to miss tests - athletes shouldn't miss tests but it's built into the system that you can miss two," said Pickering.

    "Athletes miss tests, but Mo is the only one people care about. The fact you can miss two shows UKAD accept that it can happen."

  18. Liverpool hopeful over Clyne


    Phil McNulty

    BBC chief football writer

    Nathaniel Clyne

    "Liverpool remain confident of signing Southampton's England right-back Nathaniel Clyne - despite seeing an opening £10m bid rejected.

    "Clyne, 24, is earmarked by manager Brendan Rodgers as the replacement for Glen Johnson, who has left Liverpool at the end of his contract, and to provide added squad depth with Jon Flanagan a long-term absentee after knee surgery.

    "Southampton were hopeful Clyne would sign a new contract at St Mary's as his current deal runs out next summer, but he now looks destined to join Liverpool's other summer signings James Milner, Danny Ings and former Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan at Anfield.

    "Liverpool are yet to make an improved offer but one will certainly arrive for Southampton to consider and it is expected a bid in the region of £15m will bring the move close, with Saints having already signed Portugal defender Cedric Soares from Sporting Lisbon in a deal worth up to £4.7m."

  19. Tsonga forced to miss Nottingham


    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

    French Open semi-finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has had to pull out of next week's Nottingham ATP World Tour event because of an abdominal strain.

    The world number 12 lost to eventual winner Stan Wawrinka at Roland Garros earlier this month and has not played since.

    His injury means he will have played no grass-court tennis prior to Wimbledon, which begins on 29 June.

  20. Spieth starts with a birdie


    Jordan Spieth

    Masters champion Jordan Spieth shot 68 in his first round at the US Open, which left him three off the lead.

    In his second round, the 21-year-old opens with a birdie at the 10th to close the gap before a par at the 11th. He then missed a short birdie putt at the 12th when his effort caught the edge of the hole.

  21. Lyon to offer Lacazette new deal


    Alexandre Lacazette

    Lyon are ready to make striker Alexandre Lacazette their highest paid player to keep him at the club.

    Lacazette finished last season as the top scorer in Ligue 1 with 27 goals, but Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said it would be "a strategical error" to sell the France international.

    "Alexandre wishes to be the number one and receive the biggest salary at the club, which is absolutely understandable. He will earn at least four million euros (£2.9m) a year," said Aulas.

    Lacazette, France's player of the year, is currently under contract until 2018.

  22. Robson gets tough draw


    Laura Robson has drawn the top seed, and world number 41, Daria Gavrilova in the first round of the Eastbourne qualifying competition.

    The former British number one has not played a competitive match since last year's Australian Open because of a wrist injury.

  23. Murray v Muller update


    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray's quarter-final against Gilles Muller at Queen's has started at it's currently 1-2.

    Follow it live here.

  24. Moore needs more

    Horse Racing


    Ryan Moore failed to win the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot on favourite Found.

    Moore, looking for a record ninth win at Royal Ascot, came second to Erveyda.

    He has two races remaining today to break the record.

  25. Skrtel nears Liverpool agreement


    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Martin Skrtel

    Liverpool are close to agreeing a new contract with defender Martin Skrtel.

    The 30-year-old has one year left on his present deal and had previously described Liverpool's offer as "unacceptable".

    The Slovak started 48 of Liverpool's 58 matches last season.

  26. Back luck for Robson


    BBC Sport's tennis correspondent Russell Fuller tweets...

  27. Trippier on Spurs move



    "It's such a big club and now I just can't wait to get started and show everyone what I can do," says Kieran Tripper after joining Tottenham from relegated Burnley.

    "I'll take every opportunity I get with both hands and hopefully play my part for everyone at the club."

  28. Woods makes bad start

    US Open

    Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods shot an opening round of 80 at the US Open yesterday and the former world number one and 14-time major winner has just got his second round at Chambers Bay in Washington under way.

    The early signs are not good as he aims to show he still has some of the old magic.

    He puts a shot from the fairway into the rough on a grassy slope, slips as he tries to work a way out and sends his shot to the green way past the hole. He finally opens with a five on the par-four 10th.

  29. Who is Kieran Trippier?


    Kieran Trippier
    • A 24-year-old right-back
    • Played in every Burnley game last season
    • Started his career at Man City
    • Had loan spells at Barnsley
    • Joined Clarets permanently in January 2012
  30. BreakingSpurs complete Trippier deal


    Kieran Trippier

    Tottenham have completed the signing of Burnley right-back Kieran Trippier.

    The 24-year-old defender has signed a five-year contract.

  31. Tour de France in UCI stand off

    Road cycling

    Bradley Wiggins

    The organisers of the Tour de France are threatening to pull out of the world governing body's calendar in 2016, according to Reuters.

    The UCI (International Cycling Union) oversees global cycling, but ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation) organise the Tour, which is the biggest cycling event in the world. Sir Bradley Wiggins was the first British winner in 2012.

    According to reports, ASO are concerned by a lack of progress in the UCI's reform programme. The UCI had promised a calendar restructure, to prevent races clashing.

    The Tour would still go ahead next year, just not as a UCI recognised event.

  32. 'A lion in a cage'


    Liverpool striker Fabio Borini

    Liverpool forward Fabio Borini wants to leave the club this summer, according to his agent.

    Borini made just 12 Premier League appearances for Liverpool in the 2014-15 campaign and the Italian wants a move away from Anfield in search of more playing time.

    "Fabio wants a new experience," Borini's agent Marco De Marchi told Italian sports newspaper Corriere dello Sport. "We expected more consideration from Liverpool. There are teams from all over Europe interested in him.

    "Right now he feels like a lion in a cage."

  33. Beyond Halep


    Simona Halep

    Top seed Simona Halep is out of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

    The Romanian, ranked third in the world, lost to Kristina Mladenovic, ranked 43rd, 2-6 6-0 7-6 (7-4).

  34. Tsonga pulls out of Nottingham


    BBC Sport's tennis correspondent Russell Fuller tweets...

  35. Your sporting colour clashes


    With the Spinnaker Tower in mind, when have you been presented with a total disregard of your civil liberties by having to wear, live with or be surrounded by a sporting colour you just can't stand?

    Let us know by using #bbcsportsday

  36. Tower of contention


    New Spinnaker Tower design

    Portsmouth fans were a little bit miffed a few weeks ago when they learned that the iconic Spinnaker Tower might be painted red - the colour of rivals Southampton.

    But they have won a battle for truth and decency, with the building set to be blue, white and gold, the colours of the Fratton Park side.

    It's just as well, can you imagine being a Pompey fan and waking up to see a 50-metre high shrine to your local enemy on the horizon?

  37. Question of Sport teaser


    Question of Sport teaser

    We asked who are the four American golfers who have won the US Open since 2000.

    The answers? Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk, Lucas Glover and Webb Simpson.

  38. Wiggins to return to the roads

    Road Cycling

    Sir Bradley Wiggins

    Sir Bradley Wiggins is to return to the roads for the London-Surrey Classic on 2 August.

    The 2012 Tour de France winner will compete in the 200km race which will also feature sprinter Mark Cavendish.

    "It's always fantastic to race on home roads and this race is very special," said Wiggins.

    "My team is really looking forward to it. I was amazed how many people were out watching last year in that appalling weather."

  39. Fulham make double signing


    Ben Pringle

    Fulham have agreed the signing of midfielder Ben Pringle (pictured) and goalkeeper Andy Lonergan, from Rotherham and Bolton respectively, on two-year contracts.

    The pair will join the London club on free transfers when their current contracts expire on 1 July.

  40. Murray up soon...


    You're going to have to wait a little longer for Andy Murray at Queen's.

    Milos Raonic and Gilles Simon have just gone to a third and deciding set. Murray's match against Gilles Muller is next on Centre Court.

    Watch all the action here.

  41. Kerry Dixon jailed


    Kerry Dixon

    Kerry Dixon, 53, played eight times for England between 1985 and 1986.

    He scored 147 goals in 335 games for Chelsea and also had spells at Reading, Southampton, Luton, Millwall and Doncaster.

    You can get live updates on his sentencing here.

  42. Kerry Dixon jailed


    Kerry Dixon

    Former England and Chelsea footballer Kerry Dixon has been jailed for nine months for punching and kicking a man who is said to have called him "fatso".

    Dixon, 53, denied assaulting the man at a pub in Luton in May 2014, but was convicted of the offence last week.

    Luton Crown Court heard the assault was captured on CCTV cameras at the Nag's Head in Dunstable.

    Judge Barbara Mensah described the attack as "shocking and sickening to watch".

  43. Green green artificial grass


    Training at Women's World Cup

    There was quite a bit of chat about artificial pitches before the Women's World Cup, but it died down considerably just in time for the competition to start in Canada.

    The issue is back on the agenda though as players and coaches have raised concerns about the pitches, with the group stage now complete.

  44. Vale's Birchall signs new contract


    David Beckham and Chris Birchall

    Trinidad and Tobago international midfielder Chris Birchall, 31, has signed a new one-year contract with Port Vale.

    Birchall started his career at Vale Park and returned to the club in 2013 after spells at Coventry and Brighton, as well as a stint in America. He played alongside David Beckham during his time with Los Angeles Galaxy.

  45. Women's Tour of Britain

    Road Cycling

    Women's Tour

    Confirmation that Christine Majerus's victory in the third stage of the Women's Tour of Britain was enough to give her the overall lead. The Dutch rider, who won a sprint finish in Kettering, is three seconds ahead of Belgium's Jolien D'Hoore.

    Brits Lucy Garner and Hannah Barnes are sixth and seventh respectively.

  46. Stones on the mend

    European Under-21 Championships

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport in Czech Republic

    John Stones

    John Stones has returned to light training with the England Under-21 squad as he continues his six-day recovery from suspected concussion.

    The Everton defender feels "much better" and should be available for England's final group game against Italy.

    Wolves forward Benik Afobe is due to arrive in the Czech Republic to replace the injured Saido Berahino later on Friday.

  47. Karlovic sets ace record


    Ivo Karlovic

    Ivo Karlovic fired a record 45 aces in beating Tomas Berdych 7-5 6-7 (10-8) 6-3 to advance to the Gerry Weber Open semi-finals on Friday.

    Karlovic eclipsed the previous ATP record of 44 in a best-of-three-sets match, which he shared with Mark Philippoussis.

    "I always like when I'm best at something, so if it's aces I'm happy about it," said Karlovic.

    It's been a good week for ace lovers. On Wednesday. Sabine Lisicki smashed down 27 to set a women's record.

  48. Happy birthday


    An eclectic bunch are celebrating today...

    • Former Manchester United and Brazil midfielder Kleberson is 36
    • The 2014 snooker world champion Mark Selby is 32
    • Former British number one tennis player Jeremy Bates is 53
    • Former England rugby winger Rory Underwood is 52
    • Dallas Mavericks and Germany basketballer Dirk Nowitzki is 37
  49. Cerebal Palsy World Championships


    If you like your stories inspirational, then take note of the Cerebal Palsy Football World Championships.

    The competition, for players with brain-related illnesses, is being held at St George's Park in Burton.

    England team captain Jack Rutter, 24, was a promising teenage defender at Birmingham City when a night out in 2009 ended in an unprovoked attack, which left him with a fractured skull.

    Watch this video for more

  50. What now for Woods?

    US Open

    Tiger Woods

    And where have things gone wrong for Tiger Woods?

    The former world number one and 14-time major winner posted an opening round of 80 at the US Open and, in this clip, BBC Sport's Chris Jones is joined by Bob Casper, Chris Casper and Brian Taylor from Real Golf radio as they analyse the 39-year-old's travails.

    Woods is out for his second round at 16:28 BST. The first group will be on the first tee at 15:00, with Rory McIlroy out at 22:28 BST.

  51. Confident Colin

    US Open

    Colin Montgomerie is four shots off the lead at Chambers Bay after an impressive opening 69.

    The US Senior Open champion has been runner up in the US Open on three occasions and is willing to entertain the idea that he might go one step further this year...

    Colin Montgomerie

    Montgomerie begins his second round - on the 10th - at 22:28 BST in the company of Jim Furyk and Miguel Angel Jimenez.

  52. Moore goes for record nine wins

    Royal Ascot


    Racing has just got underway at Royal Ascot, starting with the Group 3 Alabany Fillies at 14:30 BST.

    The race of the day is the 16:20 Coronation Stakes, with Aidan O'Brien's Found leading the betting for the £229,854 first prize.

    Jockey Ryan Moore needs just one winner today to set a record of nine victories at Royal Ascot.

  53. Buttler doubt for decider


    Jos Buttler

    Jonny Bairstow has been called up to England's squad ahead of the fifth one-day international with New Zealand after wicketkeeper Jos Buttler split the webbing on his left hand in practice on Friday morning.

    The series is tied at 2-2 going into Saturday's decider and Buttler has been one of England's star performers.

    "Jonny Bairstow has been added to the squad as cover for Jos Buttler who has split the skin at the base of his thumb on his left hand," said England Cricket.

    The hosts will wait to see how Buttler's hand recovers before making a final decision on his participation on Saturday morning.

  54. Queen's means tennis


    Milos Raonic

    Third seed Milos Raonic is about to start his Aegon Championships quarter-final against France's world number 13 Gilles Simon.

    Canadian Ranoic will undoubtedly have precision-placed hair.

    Andy Murray is on afterwards to face Luxembourg's Gilles Muller. Watch it live here.

  55. Walkden suffers narrow defeat


    Bianca Walkden in action against Maryana Konieva of Ukraine

    Britain's world champion Bianca Walkden has been beaten in the quarter-finals at the European Games in Baku.

    She lost to the world ranked number 19, Ukranian Maryna Konieva, by a golden point after a 13-13 tie.

    Walkden now has to wait to see if she qualifies for the repechage, which would still give her chance of a bronze medal.

  56. Sprint finish on Tour of Britain

    Road Cycling

    Tour of Britain

    There was a packed sprint finish on the Women's Tour of Britain finish line, with the provisional results below. We'll get back to you with how that affects the overall standings, but Christine Majerus will have clawed time back on leader Lisa Brennauer.

    Provisional results:

    1. Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans 3h43'05"

    2. Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Velocio-SRAM, + 02"

    3. Lucy Garner (GB) Liv-Plantur, s.t.

    4. Hannah Barnes (GB) UnitedHealthcare, s.t.

    5. Emma Johansson (Swe) ORICA-AIS, s.t.

  57. Vettel fastest in Austria

    Formula 1

    Sebastian Vettel

    Ferrari racer Sebastian Vettel is currently the fastest in today's second practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix.

    Mercedes rival and world champion Lewis Hamilton is fifth and you can follow it live here.

  58. Moles to lose Afghanistan role


    Andy Moles

    Afghanistan's cricket board chairman Nasim Danish has tol BBC Pashto that they will not be extending Andy Moles' contract as coach of the national team.

    They are approaching Pakistan's bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed, who has expressed interest in the position, to be his replacement.

    Moles had previously described his job as the "most dangerous in sport".

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  60. 'I didn't have to speak to Mourinho'


    Gael Kakuta

    Gael Kakuta has spent most of his time at Chelsea out on loan but is finally hoping to settle at a club after joining back-to-back Europa League winners Sevilla on a four-year deal.

    "It's true that I've been in many clubs throughout my career but now I want to find continuity here," the 23-year-old said. "My idea is to remain here for a long time.

    "My departure from Chelsea has been fast. I didn't have to speak to [Chelsea coach Jose] Mourinho."

  61. Kakuta makes Sevilla move


    Remember the fuss Chelsea made to sign this guy in 2007?

    Gael Kakuta

    Well, eight years and six loan clubs later, Gael Kakuta has completed a move to Sevilla after passing a medical with the Spanish club.

    You may recall his signing at Chelsea initially resulted in a transfer ban for the Blues and suspension for Kakuta due to a breach of his contract with Lens, although both punishments were successfully appealed against.

  62. Jagielka extends Everton deal


    Everton defender Phil Jagielka

    Phil Jagielka has signed a one-year contract extension with Everton which will keep him at Goodison Park until the summer of 2018.

    "It's always nice to feel wanted," said Jagielka. "Being rewarded with the extra year gives me that motivation to keep striving to get better and to keep going for as long as possible.

    "It wasn't the longest negotiations ever - it only took a couple of minutes rather than hours. I love it here, I want to stay here and thankfully enough the club felt the same."

  63. Derby sign Northern Ireland's Baird


    Chris Baird

    Derby County have signed Northern Ireland international defender Chris Baird on a two-year contract.

    The 33-year-old, who has 72 caps, left Premier League side West Bromwich Albion at the end of the season.

  64. Vanessa Mae ban lifted

    Sochi 2014

    Vanessa Mae

    Violinist Vanessa Mae's four-year ban from skiing by the International Ski Federation has been lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

    Cas found there was "insufficient evidence" to back the suspension, although it backed the decision to expunge Mae's results at the Winter Olympics last year.

    The tribunal said she "was ineligible to compete" in the Sochi Games because the qualifying events in Slovenia were "so defective".

    Mae, competing under her family name of Vanessa Vanakorn, came 67th and last in the women's giant slalom at the Olympics.

  65. Swansea sign Tabanou


    Franck Tabanou

    Franck Tabanou has been speaking after completing his move from St Etienne to Swansea.

    "I believe it's the right move forward for me at this stage of my career," said the former France Under-21 international.

    "I was aware of Swansea's interest in me for a while, but unfortunately it didn't happen in January. But I've been watching them closely ever since and I like the way they play the game; their whole philosophy on football."

  66. Swansea sign Tabanou


    Franck Tabanou

    Franck Tabanou becomes Swansea's second signing of the summer following the arrival of Andre Ayew earlier this month.

    Tabanou, whose switch from St Etienne is subject to Premier League and international clearance, started out as a winger before moving to left-back and will provide competition for Neil Taylor.

    He helped St Etienne to fifth in Ligue 1 last season which secured the club a place in the Europa League.

  67. Football

    Keane not guilty

    Former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder Roy Keane has been cleared of a public order offence.

    The 43-year-old was at Manchester Magistrates Court today following an alleged altercation with a taxi driver.

    The district judge said prosecution case against Keane was "riven with inconsistencies "

  68. Calm before the storm

    Women's Tour of Britain - Stage 3

    Tour of Britain finish line

    BBC Look East sports editor Jonathan Park is at the finish line in Kettering. The riders are expected to arrive in the next 15 minutes or so.

  69. Farah in the papers


    Mo Farah

    Mo Farah's statement has come after a number of papers ran stories today on his missed tests. This double-page spread in the Daily Mail is an example.

  70. Friday Sports Panel

    BBC Radio 5 live

    On right now are double Paralympic silver-winning sprinter Libby Clegg, Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea and golfer Charley Hull.

    Listen live here

  71. Jagielka extends Everton deal


    England centre-back Phil Jagielka has signed on for another year at Goodison...

  72. Salazar: the big questions


    Matt Slater

    BBC Sport

    Who is Alberto Salazar? And why has this story become so big? BBC Sport's Matt Slater attempts to answer the key questions in this piece.

  73. BreakingMo Farah statement (2/2)


    A BBC investigation alleged that Farah's coach, Alberto Salazar, had practised doping techniques with US athlete Galen Rupp.

    Olympic champion Farah said Salazar had reassured him the claims were false and "he will soon be providing evidence".

    Mo Farah and Alberto Salazar

    Farah's statement continues: "As I made clear, I went to Portland to speak to Alberto Salazar and demand answers. He reassured me that the claims are false and that he will soon be providing evidence to make that clear. Until then I will not be commenting further on the allegations.

    "I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fans, family, friends and teammates for all the great support they have provided over the last few days and hope that I will now be allowed to focus on my training and winning medals for my country."

  74. BreakingMo Farah statement (1/2)


    Mo Farah has released a statement following reports that he missed two drugs tests before the London Olympics.

    It has been reported that double Olympic champion Farah, 32, first missed a test in early 2010, then a second one came at the distance runner's home in February 2011.

    Mo Farah

    "I have never taken performance enhancing drugs in my life and I never will. Over the course of my career I have taken hundreds of drugs tests and every single one has been negative. I've fully explained the only two tests in my career that I have ever missed, which the authorities understood, and there was never any suggestion that these were anything more than simple mistakes.

    "The last two weeks have been the toughest of my life - with rumours and speculation about me that are completely false - and the impact this has had on my family and friends has left me angry, frustrated and upset. In particular, the media pressure on my young family and my wife, who is five-months pregnant, is extremely painful, especially as I'm away training for some important races."

    More to follow

  75. Hammers kit


    West Ham unveil their new kit ahead of the club's final season at the Boleyn Ground.

    West Ham kit

    The design is a tribute to the kit the Hammers wore in 1904 for their first season at the stadium which will cease to be their home next May when they move to the Olympic Stadium.

    We love a retro kit here at BBC Sport Towers.

  76. Swansea sign Tabanou


    Franck Tabanou has completed his move to Swansea from French club St Etienne on a three-year deal.

    "Swansea is a very good Premier League club and I believe it's the right move forward for me at this stage of my career," he told the club's website. "I wanted to come to Swansea because I believe we are the perfect match.

    "Once I spoke to the manager and the Chairman my mind was made up because I realised they really wanted me. Again, it all matched.

    "I was particularly impressed with the manager because he knew everything about me. I was also touched by the fact that he said I was a top signing for Swansea."

  77. Sporting declines

    #bbcsportsday & BBC Sport Facebook

    Lleyton Hewitt

    We started with golf and Tiger Woods, but with Wimbledon looming, it seems fitting that you've made your saddest sporting declines tennis themed.

    Euan Broderick: Lleyton Hewitt. Went from one of the most promising players to an injury prone mid-ranker. Such a shame

    General Bonkers: Jim Courier played in 7 of 10 major finals before 23rd birthday. Kept playing till he was 30 but never played another final

    KW: Marat Safin wins Australian Open two days after his 25th birthday, gets knee injury and never wins any ATP title again

  78. BreakingSwansea sign Tabanou


    Swansea City have completed the signing of left-back Franck Tabanou from French club St Etienne for an undisclosed fee.

  79. Stoke target 'one or two more signings'


    Stoke City chief executive Tony Scholes says the Potters still hope to make "one or two" more signings before the new season.

    Last season they finished ninth in the Premier League with a club record 54 points but he said they would like to continue improving.

    "There's one or two we'd still like to do," Scholes told BBC Radio Stoke." We've got a squad that's very strong already and we're looking to improve."

  80. Dundee United sign Durnan


    Dundee United have completed the signing of Queen of the South centre-back Mark Durnan.

    Mark Durnan

    The 22-year-old has signed a three-year deal after his contract with the Scottish Championship club expired.

    Manager Jackie McNamara said: "Mark is a strong centre half, something I have been looking for. He had greater financial offers from elsewhere but wanted to enhance his football development."

  81. Underway at Queen's


    Kevin Anderson

    Play is about to start at Queen's Club. It's quarter-finals day, with British number one Andy Murray third on Centre Court to face Gilles Muller.

    First up it's Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez against big-serving Big Kev Anderson, who knocked out French Open winner Stan Wawrinka in the previous round.

    Watch it live here.

  82. Keane buys bread


    Roy Keane is in court today charged with a public order offence. there's some interesting detail into the life of Mr Keane.

    The BBC's Olly Foster has tweeted: "Court hearing original Roy Keane statement re public order offence. He was buying bread in Hale then heading to Altrincham to buy dog food."

    And then this chestnut: "Asked to clarify his career in management, Roy Keane replies to the defence QC. "attempted management " few laughs in the courtroom."

    Follow Olly for more.

  83. Test your knowledge


    Question of Sport teaser

    Since 2000, only four American golfers have won the US Open, who are they?

  84. Tour of Britain - Stage 3

    Road Cycling

    Tour of Britain

    BBC Look East sports editor Jonathan Park: No break always yet, all together at the first Queen of the Mountains climb.

  85. On this day


    Tiger Woods

    Happier days for Tiger Woods in 2000, when he won the US Open at Pebble Beach by 15 strokes, the biggest win in any major in history and also the lowest total (272, 12-under) in the history of the tournament.

  86. Well versed


    There was a team called Bacup Borough, their poetry recruitment was thorough...

    North West Counties League Division One side Bacup Borough FC have appointed Sharon Jones as their club poet, with the aim of promoting "football and poetry and swapping shirts with Shakespeare". Good luck with that...

  87. Aegon Classic



    It's quarter-finals day at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

    On Centre Court, third seed Carla Suarez Navarro has already lost 6-2 6-2 to sixth seed Karolina Pliskova.

  88. Celtic open against Ross County

    Scottish fixtures announced

    Celtic win title

    Champions Celtic will open the defence of their Scottish Premiership title with a home game against Ross County on 1 August.

    In perhaps the standout fixture of the opening weekend, Dundee United host Aberdeen.

    Promoted Hearts host St Johnstone, Partick Thistle visit Hamilton, Inverness welcome Motherwell and Dundee travel to Kilmarnock.

    In the Championship, Mark Warburton will begin his tenure as Rangers manager against relegated St Mirren, who will be under the stewardship of Ian Murray for the first time. Hibs travel to face Dumbarton.

    Full Premier League fixtures can be found here

  89. £272m for Olympic Stadium


    Dan Roan

    BBC sports editor

    "Contract costs for the transformation of the former Olympic Stadium confirmed at £272m by the London Legacy Development Corporation."

    West Ham will play their football in the stadium from next year, and are contributing £15m.

  90. Rosberg tops Austrian GP practice

    Formula 1

    Nico Rosberg

    Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time in an incident-packed first practice at the Austrian Grand Prix.

    Both were among a number drivers who ran off at the penultimate corner, as all struggled to find grip in cool conditions at the Red Bull Ring.

    In one bizarre incident, there was a near-miss in the pit lane when Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene nearly got run over. He stepped off the pit wall to walk back to the garage just after Williams released Felipe Massa from his pit box.

    The Brazilian managed to stop in plenty of time and an embarrassed Arrivabene pulled himself up short, giving Massa a sheepish thumbs up as he waited for the Williams to go by.

  91. New season, new fixtures

    Scottish fixtures released

    Consider this your five-minute warning. The Scottish football fixtures for 2015/16 are coming up...

  92. Sunday lunch becomes tricky


    On the subject of Mo Farah, how easy is it to miss a drugs test? Our chief sports writer Tom Fordyce subjected himself to the testing programme in 2011.

    "One morning my mum called, inviting me over for Sunday lunch. Among the things to remember when visiting home (flowers, better manners), emailing the drug-testers to give them her address did not come naturally."

    Read more here.

  93. Salazar plays down Farah training in France


    Mo Farah

    Mo Farah's coach, Alberto Salazar, insists the British Olympic champion is training in France rather than his Oregon base as part of his planned training regime.

    Farah will compete in Monaco on 17 July in what will be his first race since doping allegations were made against Salazar.

    "Mo is on a different training cycle, as he always is at this time of year," Salazar told an Oregon newspaper.

    "So I send him to Europe to get accustomed to the time zone. This is how we've always done it."

  94. Bronze for Team GB

    European Games

    Hannah Baughn and Ryan Bartlett

    Team GB have won their first gymnastics medal in Baku after Hannah Baughn and Ryan Bartlett claimed bronze in the acrobatic mixed pair all-around.

    The duo finished third behind Russian winners Marina Chernova and Georgy Pataraya and Belgium's Yana Vastavel and Solano Cassamajor.

  95. Sporting declines

    #bbcsportsday & BBC Sport Facebook

    We're all feeling a bit sorry for Tiger Woods today, after his first-round 15-over-par at the US Open. Which other sports stars have suffered a sad decline?

    James Whitby: Freddy Adu. Was amazing on Football Manager then I think he ended up working as a shelf stacker in around 5 years.

    Ramapriyan Srivatsan: Has to be Michael Schumacher. Shouldn't have come back to the sport. Getting outclassed by Rosberg, even though he was much older, tarnished his glorious repertoire

    Roger Toye: Amazing how quick we get on the back of our sporting champions. Analysing to death their faults...

  96. On this day


    Luis Suarez

    A year ago today, England were beaten 2-1 by Uruguay at the World Cup in Brazil. Then Liverpool striker Luis Suarez twice hobbled his way through the England defence after rushing back from knee surgery to score twice and condemn Roy Hodgson's side to an early exit.

  97. Women's tour of Britain

    Road Cycling

    Tour of Britain

    BBC Look East's James Burridge has been in Oundle, where the third stage of the Women's Tour of Britain started this morning, and took this picture of the cycling fun.

    The race has since progressed across the Cambridgeshire border into Northamptonshire, where it will finish in Kettering.

  98. Sporting declines

    #bbcsportsday & BBC Sport Facebook

    Mark Viduka

    What have been the most difficult sporting declines to watch?

    Nathaniel Gore: Leeds United - from Champions League semi-finals to League One in 6 years

    Alex: McLaren formula 1 team gone from winning championships to failing to score any points

    Thomas Speller: Lewis Moody, he was never fully fit towards the end and while he clearly had the desire, he was nowhere near his best

    Andy Poppleton: What if they just enjoy the sport and want to carry on? We're so fixated on the business side of it we forget they may just want to play the game. If someone's body is still willing and able, and they still get some pleasure from it, who are we to say they should call it a day?

    Andy may have put this one to bed.

  99. Bevan handed two-year ban

    Rugby League

    Ross Bevan has been banned for two years after testing positive for the use of steroids.

    The 22-year-old winger from Nelson, near Caerphilly, joined League 1 club South Wales Scorpions from rugby union club Nelson at the start of the season but never played for the club.

    UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) say Bevan tested positive for exogenous anabolic androgenic steroid Drostanolone following an out-of-competition test at a squad training session on 9 February.

  100. Happy to be here

    European Team Championships

    Britiish sprinter Dina Asher-Smith and long jumper Jazmin Sawyers are preparing for Sunday's European Team Championships in Russia.

    You can watch live on BBC Two between 12:30 BST and 14:05 BST

  101. On this day


    Wally Hammond

    In 1903, English cricket great Wally Hammond was born. He played for his country 85 times between 1927 and 1947 and scored a then Test record aggregate of 7,249 runs. He also made a then record 336 not out against New Zealand at Auckland in 1933 and hit 50,511 first-class runs. He died in July 1965.

  102. Sri Lanka v Pakistan update


    Sri Lanka opener Kaushal Silva

    It's tea on day three of the first Test and Pakistan are 38-3 in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings 300 all out in Galle.

    Opener Kaushal Silva was the foundation of host side's innings with his 125 before Sri Lanka seamer Dhammika Prasad removed both openers by the third over and left-arm spinner Rangana Herath also chipped in with a wicket.

  103. Monk welcomes Roberts


    Gary Monk

    Swansea City manager Garry Monk tweets: "Very pleased to have Tony Roberts joining my staff as 1st team GK coach. Will help us to keep improving and pushing forward."

    Ex-Wales international Roberts, 45, leaves Arsenal to join the Swans, who last week added former Accrington Stanley manager James Beattie to their coaching staff.

  104. 'I thought a bone was sticking out of my leg'

    Road Cycling

    BBC Radio 5 live

    A bit more from Lizzie Armistead on that crash.

    "The medics were brilliant and I'm really grateful for what they did," she said.

    "I was in that much agony I believed there was a bone sticking out of my leg. They gave me gas and air. I remember the moments before the crash. It's very hazy after I was on the ground.

    "I hit my head, sprained my wrist and suffered some damage to my leg but I am alright."

  105. Armistead recalls Women's Tour crash

    Road Cycling

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Lizzie Armitstead

    Lizzie Armistead had to pull out of the Women's Tour earlier this week when she crashed as she celebrated winning the first stage.

    The 26-year-old then collided with a group of photographers and race director Mick Bennett.

    Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, she said: "You win a race and you celebrate by putting your hands in the air but, unfortunately, some wind or something in the road caught my front wheel and pulled me to the left.

    "I went to grab my handlebars to save it but I'd been thrown off my line and went straight into some photographers. My first instinct was to worry about the photographer as he was bent on his knees at wheel height and I hit him at a good speed.

    "It was a pretty heavy impact and my leg took most it. I have still got a bit of a dead leg but it could have been worse."

  106. Bad greens



    If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it's a duck.

    And if the greens at the US Open look bad, that's probably because they are.

    The greens at the Chambers Bay course are "as bad as they look", says Sergio Garcia.

    The Spaniard was happy with his level-par opening round of 70 but added on Twitter: "A championship of the calibre of the US Open deserves better quality green surfaces."

  107. Fast start

    Women's Tour of Britain - Stage 3

    Tour of Britain

    BBC Look East sports editor Jonathan Park is in Oundle as the third stage gets underway.

    Just the three and a half hours of pedalling to go...

  108. Finn praise for fans


    England have set all kinds of records as they have entertained - yes, entertained and England are being used in the same sentence - during their one-day series against New Zealand which is tied at 2-2.

    England bowler Steven Finn

    England scored their highest ever ODI score in the first match and completed their highest ever run chase in the last game.

    "I've never seen crowds get behind us as much as in these last four ODIs," said England pace bowler Steven Finn. "I think that has stemmed from the way we played in Birmingham in that first game."

    "That got people behind us and galvanised people's interest and gave us belief that we can go out there and do what we say we want to do."

  109. Quickest in Spielberg

    Formula 1

    Nico Rosberg

    We'll give you two guesses at who was fastest in first practice in Austria. If you think it's a Mercedes driver, you'd be correct.

    It's not Lewis Hamilton though, as Nico Rosberg leads the way after the morning session.

    In fact Lewis seems to be a bit of a grumpus today, reacting irritably on the radio to his team.

    "How many changes do you guys want me to do, can I just focus on driving?"

    Live text commentary is here.

  110. Pukki makes Celtic exit


    Celtic striker Teemu Pukki has sealed a permanent switch to Brondby after last year's loan stint with the Danish club.

    Teemu Pukki

    The Finland international failed to impress at Parkhead after joining the Hoops from German giants Schalke 04 in 2013.

    But he scored nine goals as he helped Brondby finish third in the Danish top flight and the 25-year-old has now been rewarded with a three-year contract.

  111. Your sporting declines

    #bbcsportsday & BBC Sport Facebook

    Tiger Woods seems to be on the wrong side of a downward slope. What are your saddest sporting declines?

    Jimmy Brewster: Muhammad Ali. Should have retired as champ after he beat Foreman in Zaire. His head just wouldn't let him and took some vicious beatings off Holmes, Berbick etc...

    Ben Randall: David Seaman for me - it was sad to see Macedonian players shooting from all ranges after he let that goal in from the corner. He deserved better than that.

    Chris Lewis: Hughie Gallacher. Once the best player in the world (certainly in Britain), and ended up killing himself on a railway line.

    If you haven't heard of wee Hughie, he was quite the player. Despite being just 5ft 5in, he scored 23 goals in 20 games for Scotland and 406 in 554 games for the likes of Newcastle, Chelsea and Derby. He died age 54 in 1957.

    Hughie Gallacher