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Steve Canavan and Elizabeth Hudson

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  1. Post update

    That's it for Sportsday Live for Monday and it will return at 08:00 BST on Tuesday with all of the latest news and views.

  2. Coming up

    BBC Radio 5 live

    As well as commentary from England's last 16 Women's World Cup game against Norway with build-up from 21:00 BST, Monday night on 5 live also features the Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show from 19:30 with plenty of chat and discussion.

  3. Sneyd faces disciplinary charge

    Rugby League

    Marc Sneyd

    Hull scrum-half Marc Sneyd could be banned for three to five matches after being charged by the Rugby Football League with making dangerous contact on Leeds' Danny McGuire.

    It follows a controversial challenge in Sunday's Super League game that left the Rhinos half-back with a suspected broken ankle.

    Huddersfield's Brett Ferres has been charged with a grade C offence of punching following his sending-off after an incident involving Rhys Hanbury in the Giants' victory at Widnes on Sunday and could be banned for two or three games if found guilty.

  4. Women's World Cup

    Norway v England (22:00 BST)

    You can watch England's game against Norway on BBC Three or via the BBC Sport website and there will also be commentary on 5 Live.

    Coverage starts at 21:30 BST with kick-off in Ottawa at 22:00.

  5. Women's World Cup

    Norway v England (22:00 BST)

    In Norway, England face a team ranked 11th, six places below them, but who drew 1-1 with two time-champions Germany in the group stages.


    England were beaten 3-0 by the world's number one team at Wembley last November.

    Sampson's team also drew 1-1 in a friendly with Norway in January 2014, which was his first game in charge. "It feels about 35 years ago," the England boss joked.

    Norway's veteran coach Even Pellerud, 61, guided the team to their sole World Cup triumph in 1995. And they are unbeaten so far in this World Cup, having enjoyed comfortable wins over debutants Thailand and Ivory Coast.

  6. Women's World Cup

    Norway v England (22:00 BST)

    England boss Mark Sampson said he will strike a careful balance between attack and defence against Norway in their last 16 game, having seen his team produce their most fluid performance in their last group game against Colombia.


    "Norway are really well organised, fit, strong, determined, and if they can't find a way on the floor they'll put the ball in the air," Sampson said.

    "We'll have to manage that threat, but we've got good experience. [Centre-backs] Steph Houghton, Laura Bassett and Casey Stoney have probably headed more balls in the last two games than they have all season."

  7. Women's World Cup

    Norway v England (22:00 BST)

    Ahead of the Women's World Cup last 16 tie between England and Norway which kicks off at 22:00 BST in Canada, you can test your skills with the latest Match of the Day Kickabout Spot the Ball quiz.

  8. Juventus sign Mandzukic


    Juventus have signed Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic from Atletico Madrid for £13.6m.

    The 29-year-old only joined Atletico last summer from Bayern Munich and scored 20 goals in 43 games for the Spanish side.

    He has agreed a four-year deal with the beaten Champions League finalists, who said the fee could rise to £15m.

  9. Dart loses out in Eastbourne


    Harriet Dart

    British teenager Harriet Dart has been beaten in the first round of the Aegon International in Eastbourne by the 2014 Australian Open finalist, Dominika Cibulkova 6-1 6-3.

    Cibulkova, the world number 49, is playing in her first tournament since February having had surgery on her achilles.

    Dart, 18, was given a wildcard into the main draw at Eastbourne and has received a wildcard in to the qualifying draw for Wimbledon.

  10. Women's World Cup

    Norway v England (22:00 BST)

    England go into their last-16 tie in Ottawa on Monday evening at the Women's World Cup having qualified second behind France in Group F.

    After losing to the side ranked third in the world, England recovered with consecutive 2-1 victories over Mexico and Colombia.


    The Welshman, who has used all 20 outfield players so far, introduced Jodie Taylor for the final nine minutes against Colombia after she had knee surgery eight weeks ago.

    However, Taylor and Jordan Nobbs, who also featured against Colombia after returning from a hamstring problem, both missed England's final training session on Sunday.

  11. Hibs mascot gives thumbs down to Kingsley


    Hibs mascot Sunshine

    The new Partick Thistle mascot Kingsley has certainly been attracting a lot of attention since his launch - and not all of it good.

    He might have expected a bit of solidarity from Hibs mascot Sunshine the Leith Lynx but the Edinburgh club tweeted a picture which shows that Sunshine is as appalled as many of you at what Partick have given to the mascot world.

  12. Morris dancing, magazine covers and more


    England's Toni Duggan challenges for the ball

    Which member of the England women's squad has a twin sister who she played with at Millwall Lionesses? Who has ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament three times? And who has a secret passion for Morris dancing?

    You can find out out the answers in our 11 things you should know about the England Women's team feature on the BBC Sport website ahead of their last 16 tie against Norway on Monday which kicks off at 22:00 with live coverage on 5 Live and BBC Three.

  13. Marsh vows Australia will be 'aggressive'


    Michael Clarke and Jimmy Anderson

    Australia batsman Shaun Marsh says his side will play with aggression in the forthcoming Ashes Series but insists they will not overstep the mark.

    The last Ashes series in the winter of 2013/14 had a number of flashpoints with Michael Clarke charged by the International Cricket Council for swearing at England bowler Jimmy Anderson.

    "I think it is really important to get out there and show your aggression and put your stamp on the game - that is the Australian way," said Marsh.

    "It is an Ashes series and I am sure there will be sledging from both teams, but I am also sure it will be in the spirit of the game. We're looking forward to getting out there and putting it right up to them."

  14. Hafeez facing second ban


    Pakistan off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action for the second time in less than a year and could face a 12-month ban from the sport.


    The International Cricket Council said in a statement that match officials in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle raised concerns about Hafeez's action in a report handed to Pakistan's team management.

    Hafeez was banned from bowling in December after tests showed he was extending his elbow more than the permitted limit. He was cleared to bowl in April after remedial work.

    The ICC said in its statement that Hafeez will need to undergo another test and if his bowling action is proven to be illegal again, he will be given a year-long ban from bowling.

  15. Aluko's view from inside the camp


    Eniola Aluko goes for goal against Mexico

    In between preparing for Monday's Women's World Cup last 16 tie against Norway which kicks off at 22:00 BST, England forward Eniola Aluko is writing a regular column for the BBC Sport website.

    In her latest instalment she reflects on a case of mistaken identity and penalty strategies.

  16. Strettle pulls out of England squad

    Rugby Union

    David Strettle goes over for a try

    Winger David Strettle has withdrawn from England's World Cup training squad and will be replaced by Bath Rugby's Semesa Rokoduguni.

    The 31-year-old, who won the Premiership title with Saracens last month, will join French club Clermont Auvergne next season and decided to pull out of the squad before they assembled ahead of the World Cup.

  17. Benitez promises more signings for Real


    Rafa Benitez

    New Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has said Real Madrid will be bringing in more reinforcements this summer, but has not divulged who they might be or which players might be on their way out.

    "Of course there will be," Benitez told his club's official website, when asked about new arrivals.

    "But let me just say that to improve the current Real Madrid side is enormously difficult.

    "This team has won it all and has proved the level it has. The fans can be certain that the team will have the level of competitiveness that this club demands."

  18. Man Utd keen on Ramos & Schweinsteiger



    Here's today's final question for football writer Simon Stone about Manchester United's potential transfer moves this summer.

    @IVNTalks: Who are United interested in for the right-back slot? Some Fabinho reports from France. And Firmino a target ?

    "Not sure Firmino is on the radar," Simon says. "Am pretty sure United could get Fabinho from Monaco if they wanted him but that might not become completely apparent until after Copa America, by which time alternative targets might emerge.

    "The other thing nobody is mentioning is who makes way. United already have two right-backs in Antonio Valencia and Rafael. Of those, Rafael is the most vulnerable. Van Gaal may want to create some room before risking having a squad that is far too big."

  19. Stone inspires Northants victory

    Northants 246 & 46-2 beat Kent 140 & 151 by eight wickets

    Pace bowler Ollie Stone produced a career-best 5-44 as Northants beat Kent to register their second Championship win of the summer in Division Two.

    The 21-year-old was well supported by Rory Kleinveldt, whose 3-44 gave him match figures of 8-85.

    Kent's second innings only lasted 38.5 overs and Northants knocked off the 46 needed for victory for the loss of Rob Newton and Ben Duckett.

  20. Canaries confirm Mulumbu deal


    Youssouf Mulumbu

    Premier League newcomers Norwich City have agreed to sign DR Congo midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu on a two-year contract.

    The 28-year-old's move to Carrow Road will go through on 1 July when his current deal with West Brom expires.

    "The fact that we've been able to pick Youssouf up on a free transfer is a fantastic piece of business," boss Alex Neil told the Norwich website.

  21. Bedene wins at Nottingham


    Aljaz Bedene

    There has been mixed news for the Britons at the Aegon Open in Nottingham.

    British number two Aljaz Bedene has reached the second round after defeating Argentina's Diego Schwatzman 6-1 7-6 (7-5) 6-2.

    Next up for the 25-year-old Slovenian-born player, who was granted UK citizenship in March, is eighth-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.

    But British number three Kyle Edmund is out after losing to Malek Jaziri 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-5).

  22. Gloucestershire made to follow-on at Bristol

    Essex 319, Gloucestershire 116 & 38-2

    BBC Essex's Paul Newton at Bristol:

    "Graham Napier wrapped up the Gloucestershire tail taking four of the last five wickets, including the last three, all bowled, in the space of five deliveries.

    "Youngster Jamie Porter underlined his huge potential, his three wickets barely describing how well he bowled.

    "Following on, Napier soon dismissed Chris Dent and Porter promptly removed Will Tavare.

    "Gloucestershire face a considerable task to avoid a heavy defeat, still 165 behind."

  23. Women's World Cup

    Norway v England (22:00 BST)

    England are left devastated after their loss to France

    Four years ago in the World Cup in Germany, France beat England on penalties in their quarter-final having drawn 1-1 after extra-time.

    Boss Mark Sampson says he knows who would be taking penalties should tonight's game with Norway go that far.

    "I've been very successful over the course of my career with penalties as a coach," he said.

    "We've assessed their techniques, their character and their personalities. I will take responsibility deciding which players take them and they will have my full backing to go and do their best."

  24. Premier new boys sign Distin


    Newly-promoted Bournemouth have agreed a deal in principle to sign defender Sylvain Distin.


    The 37-year-old left Everton when his contract expired at the end of the season.

    Distin is still to have a medical but it is not anticipated there will be any barrier to the deal going through.

    If he does sign, Bournemouth will become Distin's fifth Premier League club after previous spells with Newcastle, Manchester City, Portsmouth - where he won the FA Cup in 2008 - and Everton.

  25. Glamorgan's Wagg continues to shine with bat

    Glamorgan 242-9 v Leicestershire

    BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Cardiff:

    "Leicestershire's bowlers took wickets at regular intervals through the afternoon session as Chris Cooke led the Glamorgan resistance with a valuable 84.

    "All four Foxes seamers claimed successes as Glamorgan failed to put together any partnerships of substance, Clint McKay getting his third scalp of the day.

    "But Graham Wagg steered Glamorgan to a batting point and smashed four sixes in his half-century as he and last man Andy Carter added an unbeaten 42 before a much-delayed tea."

  26. Man Utd keen on Ramos & Schweinsteiger


    On the back of news that Manchester United are interested in Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos and Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern Munich, our social media colleagues have been asking for your questions to put to football writer Simon Stone...

    Tevon @TevonMUFC: What's the latest on the deals for Otamendi, Benzema, Lloris and Van der Wiel?

    "I don't think Benzema will happen, otherwise he would be the one United would be pushing for now," Simon says.

    Hugo Lloris

    "The issue with Lloris is the four years remaining on his contract and having to deal with Tottenham and Daniel Levy. United have never found that particularly easy.

    "There is obviously a Dutch connection with Van der Wiel. And he is a right-back. But it would be a little bit odd if Van Gaal signed someone he did not consider to be good enough for even his expanded 30-man squad ahead of last summer's World Cup.

    "That leaves Otamendi. Again, there is interest. But I suspect nothing may happen there until the Ramos issue is resolved, one way or another."

  27. Hants on back foot against Somerset

    Somerset 346, Hampshire 66-6

    BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at the Ageas Bowl:

    "Ten wickets fell for 102 runs after the start was delayed until 13:45 BST.

    "After Somerset were bowled out, with Gareth Berg taking 4-64, Hampshire made a poor start to their reply and trailed by 280 at tea.

    "The wicket has given the seam bowlers some help even though the sun has been out for most of the afternoon and Alfonso Thomas (3-15) has moved the ball both ways."

  28. Colchester sign defender Briggs


    League One side Colchester United have signed former loanee Matthew Briggs following his release by Millwall.

    The 24-year-old former Fulham left-back played 18 times for the U's last season as they avoided relegation to League Two with a final-day win over Preston.

  29. McDonnell to miss rest of season

    Rugby League

    Shannon McDonnell (right) celebrates scoring against Wigan

    St Helens full-back Shannon McDonnell will miss the rest of the season after snapping his Achilles tendon.

    The 27-year-old, who rejoined Saints in April after a brief spell with the club last season, suffered the injury late in their Super League loss at Castleford last Thursday.

    He will now have surgery and faces between four and seven months of rehabilitation.

    But winger Adam Swift has been given the all-clear after being carried off on a stretcher in the same game with what looked like a serious injury.

  30. Philosophy football


    Anyone know what a head of football philosophy is?

    Well Brentford now have one after the appointment of Flemming Pedersen.

    The 52-year-old "will work as part of the first team coaching staff" and will be "responsible for setting out Brentford's football philosophy and structuring individual development plans for players".

    Monty Python

    Does it put anyone else in mind of Monty Python's The Philosophers' Football Match sketch?

  31. New owners at Hartlepool


    Hartlepool have confirmed recruitment company JPNG Global has completed its takeover of the club.

    Previous majority shareholders Increased Oil Recovery, who took control in 1997, announced on Friday that it had sold Hartlepool and chairman Ken Hodcroft had stepped down with immediate effect.

    Gary Coxall has been named as the new chairman. "It's a deal that we have been working on for the past three months," he said. "We're really pleased that it is completed and we can start to implement our plans."

    Manager Ronnie Moore, appointed in December, led Hartlepool to an unlikely relegation escape in May after they turned around a 10-point gap to preserve their Football League status.

  32. Hammer raid



    The Guardian: West Ham are confident their improved £14m offer for Dimitri Payet will force through the transfer of the 28-year-old Marseille forward.

  33. Get involved - sporting prodigies

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    Muhammad Tayyab: Sporting prodigies. Remember Jahangir Khan, the squash legend.

    Good choice Muhammad. For those who don't know, Khan won the World Open six times and the British Open a record ten times. From 1981 to 1986, he was unbeaten in competitive play. During that time he won 555 matches consecutively, the longest winning streak by any athlete in top-level professional sports.

  34. Slow going for Worcestershire

    Middlesex 309, Worcestershire 48-1

    BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand at Uxbridge:

    "Worcestershire made short work of Middlesex's tail after a delayed start at 13:10 BST, which followed the loss of the morning session to rain.

    "The hosts soon lost their final three first-innings wickets, but it has been slow going though in Worcestershire's reply.

    "They have batted through 26 overs and the scoring rate would have been even slower if eight runs had not come from the last before tea.

    "The Uxbridge track is slow and low as usual, which will only reward patience from the batsman."

  35. Man Utd keen on Ramos & Schweinsteiger


    On the back of news that Manchester United are interested in Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos and Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern Munich, our social media colleagues have been asking for your questions to put to football writer Simon Stone...

    Sergio Ramos and Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Djpd25 @DJ0725: Is there real possibility?

    "Possibility yes. Probability is not so certain," Simon says. "Beyond question is that United are looking for players who play in the positions Ramos and Schweinsteiger are most effective in. Money in itself won't be an issue. So what can stop it? The players, their clubs, structure of the contracts.

    "United are linked with scores of players every summer. Most there is not a hope of them ending up at Old Trafford. With these two, there is."

  36. Austin no Saint


    Southampton have no interest in signing Charlie Austin from QPR, according to the Press Association.


    The 25-year-old has been being strongly linked with a move to the St Mary's Stadium from Loftus Road after scoring 18 goals in the Premier League last season.

    But PA says that contrary to reports, Saints have not made a bid for Austin and they do not have any interest in the striker whose form recently led to a first England call-up.

  37. Man Utd keen on Ramos & Schweinsteiger


    On the back of news that Manchester United are interested in Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos and Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern Munich, our social media colleagues have been asking for your questions to put to football writer Simon Stone...

    Ryan Jeffery @FSxClan: Are they just using us to get new contracts?

    Dani Alves

    "There is always that possibility," Simon says. "I certainly got that impression with Dani Alves earlier in the summer and lo and behold, a new contract materialised within days of Barcelona beating Juventus in the Champions League final.

    "I would say Ramos is the most likely of the two to remain where he is. However, if there is the unease with the player that has been reported, United will certainly use Real's desire to sign David de Gea as leverage. Then Ramos would have a decision to make."

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    Tim Stubbs: Tennis's Michael Chang. Records set aged 12 and 5. Later beats Edberg to become the youngest ever Grand Slam winner.

  39. Yeovil Town sign midfielder Gibbons


    Yeovil Town have signed former Queens Park Rangers academy midfielder Jordan Gibbons on a one-year deal.

    Gibbons, 21, had been in QPR's academy since 2001, and in January 2013 he signed on loan for Inverness Caledonian Thistle in Scotland.

  40. England Under-21 news

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "Alex Pritchard is being assessed this afternoon on his ankle injury. The Spurs player remains on crutches after undergoing a scan on his right ankle.

    "John Stones has resumed full training after suspected concussion last week."

  41. Women's World Cup

    Norway v England (22:00 BST)

    So then, tonight is the big one.

    England take on Norway in the knockout stages at the Women's World Cup and head coach Mark Sampson says his team mentally prepared to win the tournament.


    England have never made it past the quarter-finals but with the tournament now expanded to 24 teams, they face Norway in the last 16.

    "The staff have worked really hard to make sure this group are the most together unit in the tournament and be in a position to sense the pressure," Sampson said. "This tournament is in our hands."

    Kick-off: is 22:00 BST. Coverage on the BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Three from 21:30.

  42. Get involved - sporting prodigies

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday


    Locky: Sir Kevin Sinfield was a regular in the Rhinos side at the age of 17, and had to be given time off to take his A levels.

  43. Sporting prodigies - Sachin Tendulkar

    Get involved at #bbcsportsday

    Quite remarkably, the world's greatest batsman took up cricket at the age of 11 - and five years later made his test debut against Pakistan.


    He is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, was the first batsman to score a double century in a one day International, and holds the record for most number of runs in both ODI and Test cricket.

  44. Weather holds up Yorkshire

    Nottinghamshire 139-7 v Yorkshire

    BBC Radio Nottingham's Chris Ellis at Headingley:

    "Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire are currently taking an early tea following a prolonged spell of rain after the hosts picked up three wickets after lunch.

    "Two of them fell in almost identical fashion as Jack Brooks trapped Samit Patel and Will Gidman lbw with fuller balls before Riki Wessels (33) fell to former Notts man Ryan Sidebottom.

    "England's Stuart Broad is 20 not out, having already hit four fours, but Yorkshire are firmly in control."

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    Owen Walpole: Can't contain my excitement after Europa League draw. FC Differdange 03 v Bala Town marked straight in the diary.

  46. Parma must start at bottom


    Bankrupt club Parma will have to play in the fourth tier of Italian football after no buyer was found by the deadline.

    Parma's hopes of avoiding demotion to the amateur division were all but ended when former Major League Baseball player Mike Piazza pulled out of talks to buy the club.

    In March, Parma were declared bankrupt with debts of more than 200 million euros.

    The club finished bottom of Serie A last season.

  47. We need Brawn

    Formula 1

    Ross Brawn

    Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has called for Formula One to turn to Ross Brawn in a bid to turn around its flailing fortunes.

    F1 has been criticised for dull races, a lack of overtaking and an over-complicated rule book.

    "It is the commercial rights holder and the governing body to decide what F1 should be and then put it on the table to the teams and say 'this is what we want the product to be, these are the rules, this is the entry form'," said Horner.

    "Maybe you need an independent observer, someone not involved... someone like Ross Brawn that understands the challenges and knows the business."

  48. Women's World Cup


    Former QPR and Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will be tuning in to BBC Three from 21:30 BST to watch. Or perhaps he will follow the last-16 tie on the BBC Sport website or BBC Radio 5 live...

  49. St Helens lose McDonnell for season

    Rugby League

    Shannon McDonnell

    St Helens full-back Shannon McDonnell will miss the rest of the season because of an Achilles injury.

    McDonnell, 27, was hurt in the closing stages of Saints' 25-24 defeat by Castleford Tigers on Thursday.

    Head coach Keiron Cunningham has confirmed McDonnell will undergo surgery on the injury and return next season.

  50. Rafa told to slim down


    When Rafa Benitez was being interviewed about the Real Madrid job, I imagine he was prepared for questions about tactics and player acquisition, but perhaps not the size of his waist.


    It seems the Spanish club have asked their new boss to go on a diet to help prevent opposition fans heckling Benitez about his weight.

    Writing in Spanish newspaper AS, journalist Javier Matallanas says Bentiez's "diet will be enforced to prevent any attack like those received during his time in England by rival supporters".

    No more bacon butties for Rafa then.

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    Ginge McMahon: Marc Marquez. 125cc World Champion at 17, 250cc at 19. Double World MotoGP Champion by 21.

  52. Catch up on all the Women's World Cup action


    Kyah Simon scores Australia's winner against Brazil

    Hosts Canada have reached the quarter-finals at the Women's World Cup while Australia shocked Brazil to book their place in the last eight.

    You can catch up on all of the goals, drama and gossip from the tournament in the latest World Cup Catch-Up.

  53. Aegon International


    Looks like we might get some play at Eastbourne.

    The rain is off and the players are due on Centre and Court 1 at 15:30 BST and on the outside courts at 16:30 BST.

    Britain's Harriet Dart, the 18-year-old who is ranked 354 in the world, plays 2014 Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) first on Court 1.

  54. Krkic close to return to action


    Bojan Krkic

    Stoke striker Bojan Krkic says he hopes to be fit for the start of the new season after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in January.

    The 24-year-old former Barcelona player has undergone an extensive rehabilitation programme in his native Spain and believes he is on course to be ready for Stoke's opening Premier League game against Liverpool on the weekend of 8-9 August.

    "I feel better, it's been four and a half months from that knee injury," he told Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport. "Now I'm enhancing muscle tone and I hope to return in time for the start of the season."

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    Nathan Scott: Don't forget Andre Agassi, eight grand slams, Olympic medalist and turned pro at 16.

  56. Sporting prodigies - Tom Daley

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    Plymouth's finest has been one of the country's top divers since the age of - believe it or not - nine.


    Represented Britain at the 2008 Olympics aged 14, becoming the youngest competitor of any nationality outside the sport of swimming, and the youngest to participate in a final.

    Went on to host celebrity diving reality TV show Splash, but, hey, you can't win them all.

  57. Get involved

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    Morgan Calton: Europa Qualifying round one. Essentially a whole host of teams that look like pre-solved Countdown anagrams. And West Ham.

  58. Kondogbia set to join Inter


    Geoffrey Kondogbia

    France midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbiais set to join Inter Milan from Monaco.

    The 22-year-old French international will undergo a medical in Milan on Monday after the two clubs agreed a fee, reported to be 35m euros (£25m).

  59. Sorensen admits to doping


    Former Danish champion road cyclist and Tour de France rider Nicki Sorensen has admitted to doping during the early part of his career.

    The 40-year-old, who is now sporting director of the Tinkoff-Saxo team, told a Danish newspaper: "I've doped, I've admitted that fully and wholly. I'm saddened by it and I wish I could go back and undo it."

  60. Test of memory


    A Question of Sport Teaser


    We asked who are the five players since 1990 - excluding Jordan Spieth - with a six-letter surname to have won the US Open?

    Sounded ridiculously difficult to us. The answers? Lucas Glover, Retief Goosen, Lee Janzen, Martin Kaymer and Geoff Ogilvy.

  61. Celtic wary but confident


    John Kennedy

    Celtic first-team coach John Kennedy said all the right things about his side's Champions League second qualifying round draw with Icelandic club Stjarnan.

    "We are more aware of them because they played Motherwell [last season] but it has been a long time since then and things have changed. They're not sitting in as good a position in the league as they finished last season.

    "It's one we have to be careful of and make sure we do our homework and go in as best prepared as we can possibly be and hopefully get a result. With the size of club we are we should be expected to beat them."

  62. Volvo Ocean Race reaches climax


    Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing celebrate victory

    Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Briton Ian Walker, has won the Volvo Ocean Race.

    They secured victory after finishing fifth in the ninth and final leg of the 38,739-nautical mile, nine-month offshore race which brought the crews to Gothenburg, Sweden.

    The crew secured top-three podium places in all but two of the legs and won two of them.

  63. A ray of sunshine?


    Partick Thistle mascot

    Partick Thistle have a new mascot, designed by Turner Prize nominee and Jags fan David Shrigley.

    To borrow some Glasgow patter, that'll keep the weans from the fire. Mind you, Sportsday has met a few Maryhill weans...

  64. 'I need to be in bed drinking tea'


    Petra Kvitova

    More on the news that Petra Kvitova has pulled out of the Aegon International at Eastbourne because of illness.

    "I wanted to play but it doesn't really make sense to play and not be ready for Wimbledon," said Czech top seed Kvitova.

    "I didn't need antibiotics so that's a good sign. But I have to be in bed and drink hot tea, just lying and resting."

    We know how you feel, pal...

  65. Sampson ready to create history


    England coach Mark Sampson

    Monday is going to be a big night for England who face Norway in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup in Canada.

    Coach Mark Sampson believes his side are mentally prepared to win their first Women's World Cup knockout game.

    "Now the big challenge is - can we make history?" he says.

    The game kicks off at 22:00 BST and there will be live coverage on the BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Three from 21:30.

  66. A fine old mess


    Katie Wright

    BBC Sport

    Lucie Safarova

    It may be raining at Eastbourne but they're keeping the players busy. Here's French open finalist Lucie Safarova attempting to make Eton Mess.

    In the latest weather update, Monday's doubles matches have been cancelled

  67. Europa League draw


    The Europa League second qualifying round draw has just been made. Plenty either/or ties so pay attention...

    Inverness Caledonian Thistle v FC Astra (Romania)

    West Ham or Lusitans (Andorra) v Birkirkikara (Malta) or Ulisses (Armenia)

    Aberdeen or KF Shkendijia (Macedonia) v HNK Rijeka (Croatia)

    St Johnstone or Alashkert FC (Armenia) v Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) or Kairat Almaty (Kazakhstan)

    Newtown or Valletta (Malta) v FC Copenhagen

    Bala or Diverdange (Luxembourg) v Trabzonspor (Turkey)

    Airbus UK or Lokomotiv Zagreb (Croatia) v Paok (Greece)

    Linfield or NSI Runavik (Faroe Islands) v Olimpic Sarajevo (Bosnia) or Spartak Trnava (Slovakia)

    Glentoran or MSK Zilina (Slovakia) v KF Renova (Macedonia) or FC Dacia Chisinau (Moldova)

    Glenavon or Shakhtyor Soligorsk (Belarus) v Wolfsberger (Austria)

  68. Essex in control at Bristol

    Essex 319, Gloucestershire 61-5

    BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt at Bristol:

    "A torrid morning for Gloucestershire. They had to endure different batting conditions to yesterday, and Essex took full advantage of them.

    "James Porter bowled particularly well at the delayed start, having both Will Tavare and the dangerous Michael Klinger caught in the slips, while Chris Dent followed soon after to Jesse Ryder.

    "It looked things had settled down somewhat, but Ravi Bopara came in with two further wickets just before lunch, and the home side are in a heap of trouble on 61 for 5, still 258 runs adrift."

  69. Fletcher leads Surrey revival

    Surrey 239, Derbyshire 141-5

    BBC London 94.9's Mark Church at Derby:

    "Another busy session with the ball as Luke Fletcher led the way with three wickets in the space of 12 deliveries for Surrey.

    "Hamish Rutherford moved to fifty on his Derbyshire debut amongst the clatter, but departed for 59 just before lunch off the bowling of Tom Curran and the hosts still trail by 98 runs at the break."

  70. Notts make disappointing start

    Nottinghamshire 85-4 v Yorkshire

    BBC Radio Nottingham's Chris Ellis at Headingley:

    "It has been Yorkshire's morning after winning the toss and putting Nottinghamshire into bat in overcast conditions on a pitch with a hint of green.

    "The visitors started slowly, but never looked in any real trouble until the loss of three wickets for 10 runs, including James Taylor for a golden duck.

    "Former Notts man Ryan Sidebottom, in his first game back from a calf injury, picked up the wicket of Steven Mullaney for 28, and there is plenty of England talent on show, with Adam Lyth and Gary Ballance in Yorkshire's line-up and Stuart Broad set to come in at number eight for Notts."

  71. Europa League draw


    BBC Scotland's John Barnes has been doing some digging on Aberdeen's Macedonian opponents...

  72. Wickets tumble at Northants

    Kent 140 & 38-2, Northamptonshire 246

    BBC Radio Kent's Ben Watts at Wantage Road:

    "Another morning rife with wickets, as Northamptonshire were bowled out for 246. Matt Coles (4-83) was the pick of the bowlers for Kent, as Richard Levi made a half-century for the hosts, giving them a first-innings lead of 106 runs.

    "Kent then lost two quick wickets before the interval with both Daniel Bell-Drummond and Rob Key out lbw to Rory Kleinveldt and Azharullah respectively.

    "That leaves the visitors in a spot of bother at 38-2, still trailing by 68 runs."

  73. Kvitova out of Eastbourne


    Katie Wright

    Top seed and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has pulled out of the Aegon International due to illness. The Czech is hopeful to be at Wimbledon next week.

    As it stands, there's not play at Eastbourne anyway because of rain. The latest update is that there will be no play on Centre and No.1 court before 14:30 BST and none before 15:30 BST on other courts.

  74. Foxes start well in Cardiff

    Glamorgan 98-4 v Leicestershire

    BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at the Swalec Stadium:

    "Glamorgan were in early trouble after choosing to bat against Leicestershire as Australian Clint McKay claimed two early wickets and Will Bragg was run out for 17 by a Matt Boyce throw, and 23-3 became 57-4 when Jigar Naik had Ben Wright lbw with one that kept low.

    "Chris Cooke and Craig Meschede began to open up just before lunch in an unbroken stand of 41, but Leicestershire's Mark Cosgrove, playing against his former club, was the happier of the captains at lunch."

  75. Test of memory


    A Question of Sport Teaser


    A ridiculously tricky one today, we'd suggest...

    Jordan Spieth is the sixth player since 1990 to win the US Open with a six-letter surname, but who are the other five?

  76. Dunbar to continue injury rehabilitation

    Rugby Union

    Alex Dunbar

    Glasgow Warriors and Scotland centre Alex Dunbar will travel to the United States next week to continue treatment on his injured knee with a world-leading rehabilitation specialist.

    The 25-year-old was due to start Scotland's Six Nations match against England in March but ruptured his cruciate ligament in training and is hoping to be fit for the Rugby World Cup.

  77. Get involved - sporting prodigies

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    Michael Thomas: Michael Phelps broke the 200m fly world record at the age of 16, then went onto become the most decorated Olympian of all time.

  78. Sporting prodigies - Claudia Fragapane

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    Won four medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow - the first English woman to achieve this since Joyce Cooper 84 years previously no less.


    Fragapane, 16 at the time, went on to be named named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.

  79. Rain affects County Championship


    The weather has had an impact on today's County Championship programme with no play possible before lunch in the Division One fixtures between Middlesex and Worcestershire at Uxbridge, and Hampshire and Somerset in Southampton.

    Middlesex are set to resume on 289-7, while at the Ageas Bowl, Somerset were 310-6 at the end of day one.

    When play does get underway, you can follow the latest on the BBC Sport website.

  80. Tough place to go


    Aberdeen face KF Shkendija of Macedonia in their Europa League tie and it could be lively.

    Formed in 1979 so that Albanians throughout Yugoslavia could unite in supporting a club, Shkendija's fans are known as the Ballistet and are one of the most notorious supporter groups in Europe.

    In 2010, for instance, they removed the Macedonian flag from a mast at the home of FK Napredok and put an Albanian one in its place. Cue a riot as the Ballistet tore out their seats and threw them as the police tried to intervene.

    There have also been a string of other incidents including attacks on opposition players, throwing flares, and offensive banners.

    Maybe an away trip to miss, Dons fans?

  81. European Games


    Britain's Olympic champion Nicola Adams is guaranteed to return home with at least bronze from the Baku European Games after reaching the flyweight semi-finals.

  82. On this day


    Danish Kaneria

    In 2012, Danish Kaneria was banned for life by the England and Wales Cricket Board after being found guilty of two charges of spot-fixing. His then Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield was given a five-year ban after pleading guilty to one offence.

  83. Europa League draw


    St Johnstone captain Dave Mackay, who is recovering from a hip operation, doesn't seem too heartbroken to be missing his side's trip to Armenia to face Alashkert...

    While BT Sport's ever-informative commentator Derek Rae adds some flesh to the bones...  

  84. Rain stops play


    The rain is still causing a problem at the Aegon International in Eastbourne and organisers say there will now be no play before 13:30 BST on Centre and No.1 court - and no play before 14:00 on other courts.

    And the bad weather has also hit the men's Aegon event at Nottingham, where play has been suspended.

  85. Get involved - sporting prodigies

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    Danny Puttock: Wayne Rooney, league debut aged 16, International debut aged 17, National captain and almost England's highest scorer by 29

  86. Sporting prodigies - Max Verstappen

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    Maybe not worthy of the term prodigy until he actually wins something but Verstappen - born in September 1997 - made his F1 début aged 17 years, 166 days at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix.


    Son of former F1 driver Jos, Verstappen jnr's driving style has already won him rave reviews and he looks set for a huge future in the sport.

  87. 'I would walk 3200 miles...'



    St Johnstone must travel to face Armenia side Alashkert, which has led to some plaintive pleas from fans of the Scottish Premiership club asking where Alashkert's home city of Yerevan actually is.

    Well, we can tell you that it's east of Turkey, just down the road from Azerbaijan and around 500 miles north of Baghdad. Just the 3200 miles from Perth, or an estimated 63 hours of driving. Have fun, boys.

    Mind you, the Alashkert punters will consider the Fair City a fair old trek the other direction...

  88. The task facing the Hammers


    So West Ham face FC Lusitans in the Europa League. Now we're sure you are already totally clued up about one of Andorra's top clubs, but just in case you aren't...

    • Lusitans were founded in 1999 and play in Andorra's top football division. All of the clubs in the division - and most of the players - are part-time.
    • First played in the Europa League in 2010, but were eliminated 11-0 on aggregate by Macedonian club Rabotnicki.
    • Won the Andorran league in 2012, qualifying for the Champions League... but were knocked out 9-1 on aggregate in the first round by Maltese champions Valletta.
    • Andorra is in the Pyrenees, bordered by Spain and France, and is the sixth-smallest nation in Europe, with a population of ca. 85,000.
  89. Europa League draw


    Of the Welsh teams in the draw, Newtown will play Maltese side Valletta, Bala are up against Diverdange of Luxembourg and Airbus UK play Lokomotiv Zagreb of Croatia.

    Of the and Northern Irish sides, Linfield will play NSI Runavik of the Faroe Islands, Glentoran will face MSK Zilina of Slovakia, while Glenavon have Shakhtyor Soligorsk of Belarus.

    The ties will be played on 2 & 9 July.

  90. Europa League draw


    Aberdeen's players watch on as they are drawn against KF Shkendija of Macedonia.

  91. Europa League draw


    West Ham will face Andorra's FC Lusitans in the first qualifying round of the 2015/16 Europa League.

    Aberdeen will face KF Shkendija of Macedonia, while St Johnstone will face Armenia's Alashkert FC.

  92. Wakefield sign Samoa hooker Sio

    Rugby League

    Wakefield have signed New Zealand-born Samoa hooker Michael Sio from Mackay Cutters on an 18-month contract.

    Sio, 22, joined Melbourne Cup side Mackay earlier this season, having previously had spells with Marist Saints and New Zealand Warriors.

    "To be given the opportunity to join Wakefield and play under Brian Smith, there was never any doubt as to if I would go," he told the club's website.

  93. 'I would step away'


    Mahendra Singh Dhoni says he is willing to step aside as India captain if it will help the team after India's first ever one-day series defeat to Bangladesh.


    "I am really enjoying my cricket," Dhoni said after his side's six-wicket loss at Mirpur on Sunday. "I know this question was coming. I know the media really loves me.

    "If it is a justifiable thing that if you remove me and Indian cricket will start doing really well, and if I am the reason for all the bad that is happening to Indian cricket, definitely I would love to step away and play as a player.

    "Ultimately you want India to win. It doesn't matter who is the captain."

  94. Sporting prodigies - Michael Owen

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    We're asking you to name your favourite sporting prodigies and why? Here's some we came up with.

    The signs were there from the start. Aged nine, Owen scored a record-breaking 97 goals in a single season for his junior team, breaking a record set by Ian Rush 20 years previously.


    Scored on his Liverpool debut - aged 17, in 1997 - and then, as if you could forget it, there was that goal for England against Argentina 12 months later.

    In fact in that year - '98 - Owen won the Premier League's Golden Boot award and finished runner-up to Zinedine Zidane in the World Player of the Year award.

  95. Soldado on the move



    The Mirror: Spurs are set to take a £15m loss on Roberto Soldado, 30, after opening talks with Galatasaray over the £11m sale of the striker.

  96. Holiday over for West Ham


    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    It may still be June, but West Ham's players returned for pre-season training today.

    The Hammers were back at their Chadwell Heath training ground just 28 days after their final Premier League game of the 2014-15 season.

    West Ham begin their Europa League campaign on 2 July after qualifying via Uefa's Fair Play system. They will discover their opponents in the next half hour or so.

  97. Brazil will not appeal Neymar ban


    Neymar is shown the red card against colombia

    The Brazilian football federation say they will not appeal against the four-game ban given to striker Neymar after he was sent off in the Copa America.

    Coach Dunga had indicated that he would appeal after the 23-year-old was sent off after the final whistle in the game against Colombia but there has been a change of mind.

  98. Hinchcliffe becomes a Giant

    Rugby League

    Ryan Hinchcliffe

    Huddersfield have announced the signing of versatile Melbourne Storm forward Ryan Hinchcliffe for the start of next season.

    The 30-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the Giants and will join up with the club for pre-season training in November.

    Hinchcliffe, who can operate at hooker or loose forward, has twice won Australia's NRL Grand Final and played in two World Club Challenges.

  99. Get involved - sporting prodigies

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    Josh Silver: Phil Taylor dominating for years, consistently winning World Championships and arguably the best darts player of all time.


    A good choice Josh, but Taylor (pictured above while entering a Tom Selleck lookalike contest) was 30 before he won his first world title, so not quite a child prodigy.

    Interestingly, and as we're talking Taylor, did you know he didn't have a crack at darts until his wife bought him a set for his 26th birthday? He left school at 16 and his first job was earning £52-a-week making ceramic toilet roll handles. None of which is at all relevant to our debate but vaguely interesting nonetheless...

  100. Sporting prodigies - Ellie Simmonds OBE

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    Became a national hero in 2008 after winning two swimming golds for Great Britain at the Paralympics in Beijing - despite being the youngest member of the team, at the tender age of 13.


    Won two more golds in London in 2012, including setting a world record in the 400m freestyle.

  101. Three home hopes in Nottingham


    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent

    Aljaz Bedene

    Spain's David Ferrer is the top seed at the ATP event starting in Nottingham, with three British players all scheduled to play their first-round matches on Monday.

    Aljaz Bedene, who became a UK citizen in April, is on court just now against Diego Schwartzman, while at 1200 BST Kyle Edmund will face Malek Jaziri. A third Briton, James Ward, plays Tim Smycek at around 16:00 BST.

  102. Champions League draw


    If Crusaders can get past FC Levadia Tallinn in the first qualifying round of the Champions League, they will face Albania's KF Skenderbeu.

    Victory for the New Saints over B36 Torshavn would see them face Hungary's Videoton FC in the second qualifying round.

  103. Champions League draw



    Scottish Premiership champions Celtic will start their 2015/16 Champions League campaign in the second qualifying round against Icelandic side Stjarnan, who beat Motherwell and Lech Poznan in last season's Europa League.

    Irish champions Dundalk will face Bate Borisov of Belarus, who qualified for the Champions League group stages last season.

    Should they come through those ties, both the Scottish and Irish champions would need to get through another two rounds before reaching the group stages.

  104. Champions League draw


    Northern Irish side Crusaders will face FC Levadia Tallinn of Estonia in the first qualifying round of the 2015/16 Champions League.

    Welsh outfit The New Saints FC have been paired with B36 Torshavn of the Faroe Islands.

    The draw for the second qualifying round continues in Nyon.

  105. United chase double


    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester United are interested in signing Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.

    United boss Louis van Gaal is trying to strengthen his squad after his side finished fourth in the Premier League.


    Germany international Schweinsteiger, 30, and 29-year-old Spain player Ramos are two possible targets.

    Ramos' contract with Real expires in 2017, while Schweinsteiger's Bayern deal runs until 2016.

  106. Get involved - sporting prodigies

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    We're asking for your favourite sporting prodigies and why?


    Dean Thwaites: Ronnie O'Sullivan undoubtedly. Right handed and left handed century breaks, makes the game look simple.

  107. Sporting prodigies - Martina Hingis

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    We're asking you to name your favourite sporting prodigies and why? Here's a run-down of some of the contenders.

    It is easy to forget just how seriously talented Martina Hingis was.


    The Swiss tennis star set a series of youngest-ever records, including youngest Grand Slam singles champion of the 20th century and youngest World number one.

    Mind you, it's not surprising she was good - her father, a former top 20 star - apparently announced his determination to develop Hingis into a top player as soon as his wife got pregnant.

    Withdrew from tennis in 2002, aged 22, after a series of injuries, though has since returned.

  108. Wickets tumble at Northampton


    Alastair Cook

    Seventeen wickets tumbled at Northampton as Northants and Kent made up for lost time on the second day of their Division Two match.

    After Saturday's play was washed out, Kent were dismissed for 140 after being put in, but Northants will resume on 193-7 in reply.

    England Test captain Alastair Cook made 48 as Essex were bowled out for 319 by Gloucestershire, who are yet to start their reply, while Derbyshire will start day two on 64-1 in reply to Surrey's 239.

    Glamorgan and Leicestershire begin their game in Cardiff today.

    You can listen to ball-by-ball commentary of all today's county cricket by clicking here.

  109. Hart and soul


    50 Cent and Joe Hart

    Sportsday has stumbled across this Instagram post by 50 Cent, who our younger colleagues tell us is an American rapper of some repute.

    "Me and my man Joe Hart, England and Manchester City goalkeeper we do it BIG."

    Mr Cent doesn't elaborate on what doing it "BIG" entails, but it's perhaps best we don't know...

  110. Widnes 'soft' in Huddersfield loss

    Rugby League

    Widnes were too "soft" as they lost 30-22 to 12-man Huddersfield Giants on Sunday, says Vikings head coach Denis Betts.

    Ukuma Ta'ai

    Giants forward Brett Ferres was sent off after 12 minutes for punching Rhys Hanbury but the home side were unable to take advantage, conceding four tries in the second half.

    "We're disappointed because we couldn't capitalise on a good start," Betts, 45, told BBC Radio Merseyside. "Mentally, we just got a little bit soft on ourselves and conceded some pretty soft tries."

  111. Dembele a target



    The Sun: West Ham want to sign 27-year-old midfielder Mousa Dembele from London rivals Tottenham for £12m. Chelsea are also interested in the Belgian.

  112. On this day



    In 2004, Inverness Caledonian Thistle were promoted to the Scottish top flight after winning their appeal against a decision to prevent their promotion because their stadium failed to met the requisite criteria.

    Today, 11 years on, the Scottish Cup winners will find out who they will play in their first ever European match.

  113. Sporting prodigies - Mike Tyson

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    We're asking you to name your favourite sporting prodigies and why? Here's a run-down of some of the contenders.

    Less said about his private life the better, but Tyson's boxing prowess at his peak was sensational.


    Became the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, four months, and 22 days old - and won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, 12 of them in the first round.

    After defeat by James Buster Douglas in Tokyo in 1990 - one of the great sporting shocks - things quickly unravelled and he was never the same again. Though we wouldn't say that to his face.

  114. Wushi-ing on

    And to help further, here's a picture of someone doing wushi.


    All clear now?

  115. More Wushu than you can shake a stick at...


    Going back to our entry at 10:11, you may have read the word 'wushi' and thought what the by-crikey is that?

    Well, in case you wanted to find out more about wushu, or indeed what wushu actually is, you can find out more on the International Wushu Federation website. Just watch the clip.

    Don't say we aren't here to help.

  116. Watson takes centre stage


    The Aegon International continues at Eastbourne, with six of the world's top 10 women taking part.

    British number one Heather Watson is in first round action, taking on America's Varvara Lepchenko on Centre Court.


    Britain's Harriet Dart - an 18-year-old who received a wildcard in to Eastbourne - plays the 2014 Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova. It's a tough ask for Dart, who is ranked 354th in the world.

    British Number two Johanna Konta upset world number 34 Zarina Dyas in straight sets yesterday and faces another top player, Russian fourth seed Ekaterina Makarova, in the second round.

    British Number three Naomi Broady is out after losing to world number 42 Sloane Stephens in three sets.

    Rain permitting, play is expected to start at 12:00 BST.

  117. Happy birthday

    Dustin Johnson