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Summary

  1. Claudio Ranieri appointed Leicester manager
  2. Man Utd sign Schweinsteiger & Schneiderlin
  3. Begovic leaves Stoke for Chelsea
  4. Man City agree £49m Sterling deal
  5. Who has done the best business? #bbcsportsday

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By Steve Canavan and Patrick Jennings

All times stated are UK

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Football

Well, that's Sportsday pretty much wrapped up. Thanks for all your comments today.

But let me leave you with this story.

Grimsby fans
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A Grimsby Town fan has been found guilty of assaulting a football steward

with an inflatable shark.

Kenneth Meech, 51, watched his club win 3-1 at Barnet in a Conference game on 21 February.

Willesden Magistrates' Court heard he assaulted Barnet steward Cgagi Gladyng as he celebrated the victory.

Meech, who was among nearly 1,000 fans who travelled to The Hive stadium, denied a charge of common assault.

A man with an inflatable shark
BBC

Speaking to the BBC in February, Meech admitted he and other Grimsby fans had taken inflatable objects to the game "in support" of another fan Bryan Winship.

Mr Winship was ejected in an apparent headlock by a steward at Forest Green Rovers in a row over a giant inflatable football.

Meech said: "A lot of lads were saying 'come on lets get together and support Brian' by taking as many inflatables as possible to Barnet and that's what we did, because we've got a good sense of humour us Grimsby fans.

"We were jumping about amongst each other as you do, you know, celebrating as you do and before I knew it - I was shocked really - I was grabbed out by the police and taken away."

Fifa to announce election date on Monday

Football

Sepp Blatter
Reuters

Outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter will appear in front of the world's media for the first time since he announced he would be stepping down from football's governing body.

Blatter will take part in a news conference after an executive committee meeting on July 20 (next Monday), when the date for the next Fifa presidential election is expected to be announced.

Either that or he's going to resign again?

Behaving badly

Cricket

South African batsman Rilee Rossouw has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for a code of conduct breach during a one-day international against Bangladesh.

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Rossouw, 25, was involved in a shoulder barge with Bangladesh's opening batsman Tamim Iqbal, who was walking back to the pavilion after being dismissed during Sunday's second international in Dhaka.

Rossouw pleaded guilty to charges of "inappropriate and deliberate physical contact".

Higuain for £65m? A bargain...

Football gossip

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Daily Express: Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says he would sell Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, who has been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal, if the 27-year-old's £64.7m buy-out clause is met.

The crying game

Join the conversation at #bbcsportsday

Today we've been asking you: when was the last time sport made you cry?

Richard Armstrong: When Luton finally got back to the Football League. Five years of hell. Two play-off final defeats, one playoff semi-final, defeat oh and Paul Buckle.

Matthew Purchase: Crystal Palace away 2013/14. The day the title dreamed, never been as close in my lifetime. Absolutely inconsolable.

Dave Gales: Paul Gascoigne's cheeky chip over Colin Hendry and then burying it in back of our net at Euro 96. What a goal!

'We sincerely apologise'

Tennis

We all love a good apology now don't we?

Tennis Australia has apologised for a "clerical error" in a media release that said Bernard Tomic was playing in a 'Hall of Shame' event against compatriot John-Patrick Smith.

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Following the media release about Tomic - who was dropped from Australia's Davis Cup team after a rant against officials - Tennis Australia released a statement, saying: "We sincerely apologises for the typo in the daily results service today.

"This unfortunate error has been widely circulated on social media and there is some discussion as to how such a mistake could occur.

"We have a very upset staff member who made a simple clerical error. There was no malicious intent."

Silver and bronze for GB

IPC Swimming World Championships

Elizabeth Hudson

BBC Sport in Glasgow

Scott Quin and Susie Rodgers have started the Great Britain medal rush at the IPC Swimming World Championships with silver and bronze medals on the first evening.

Quin finished joint second in the SB14 100m breaststroke - 0.89 seconds behind gold medallist Marc Evers of the Netherlands and the Scot said afterwards he was over the moon to win a medal in front of an enthusiastic home crowd.

Earlier, Rodgers won GB's first medal of the championships after she finished third in the S7 100m freestyle behind American Cortney Jordan and Russia's Ani Palian.

Spurs' Lloris suffers broken wrist

Football

Hugo Lloris
PA

A blow for Tottenham ahead of the new Premier League campaign as the club confirm French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has suffered a broken wrist.

Spurs said the injury occurred "during the close season", and the Frenchman will "work alongside the first team squad to build up his fitness in a bid to be ready for the start of the season".

Reading FC Women 'still strong' despite Kirby exit

Football

Reading FC Women
The FA

Reading FC Women boss Kelly Chambers says her squad is still strong

despite England striker Fran Kirby's departure to Chelsea Ladies last Wednesday.

Reading beat Durham 3-0 on Saturday to stay top of Women's Super League Two.

"The decision to let Fran go and grant her wishes was made because I know the strength of the squad that I've got," Chambers told BBC Sport.

"They're all good players and I trust this squad to do a job out there for me," she added.

Why the long faces?

Football

Hull City
Hull City

Hull City have revealed their kit for the new season. Safe to say Michael Dawson, Allan McGregor and Andy Robertson are not entirely ecstatic about playing in the Championship this term. Either that, or they're not fans of Flamingo Land...

Columbo or cricket?

Cricket

Joe Root
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How about this revelation about the first Ashes Test from

this fascinating piece in the Guardian...

"Saturday's enthralling final day had a TV audience of 467,000. To put that into context, a 1974 Columbo film - shown on ITV3 at the same time as Joe Root took the winning catch - attracted just under 400,000 viewers."

But the big question is this... are the figures because the first Test was bad or because the episode of Columbo was good?

Dress to impress

Tennis

BBC News Magazine

The bow tie.

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It's more versatile than you might think.

Further to the news that Lewis Hamilton

was turned away from the Royal Box at Wimbledon on Sunday for failing to adhere to the dress code, our friends at the BBC News magazine have
put together this piece on five places that still demand ties, and five that ban them.

Ogogo comeback opponent announced

Boxing

Anthony Ogogo
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Unbeaten middleweight Anthony Ogogo will fight Ukrainian Ruslan Schelev on his return to the ring after a year out through injury.

The 26-year-old, who

won bronze at London 2012, has had
two operations to fix an Achilles problem.

Schelev, who is also 26 and has won 11 of his 14 professional fights, will face Ogogo at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany on Saturday.

''I wanted the very best opponent available for my return,'' Ogogo said. ''I didn't want an easy opponent. I wanted someone who would really test me. He's a quality fighter."

Basso diagnosed with cancer

Tour de France

Earlier today, Italian Ivan Basso announced he has withdrawn from the Tour de France, after discovering he has testicular cancer.

The 37-year-old's fellow riders have been sending messages of goodwill and support throughout the afternoon - Britain's Mark Cavendish and the now retired Jens Voigt amongst them. 

Best wishes to @ivanbasso #ForzaIvan

All the best to @ivanbasso! #kickcancersass

Spurs youngster joins Rotherham on loan

Football

Grant Ward
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Rotherham United have signed Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Grant Ward

on a loan deal until January.

Ward, 20, had a loan spell at Coventry City last season - playing 11 times for them in League One.

The youngster has been training with Rotherham and scored against Parkgate FC and Stocksbridge in friendlies.

Manager Steve Evans told the club website: "I was delighted when he informed me that he has chosen us versus several Championship options."

Get involved - The crying game

Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

Today we've been asking: when was the last time sport made you cry?

JayLee Andrews: The one time sport made me cry was when West Ham got relegated in the 02/03 season. threw my shirt in the bin! I was only 12.

Matt Atherton: At the Etihad, on my knees in tears as Sergio Aguero scored in the fourth minute of injury time against QPR.

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Burnsie: Crystal Palace v West Brom in 2010, crying my eyes out. If we won, we guaranteed survival. We drew. My face was on the news for 24 hours.

Henry Peng: Eduardo's injury against Birmingham that ruined his career.

Police investigate Sterling tweets

Football

Meanwhile, Twitter users who posted abusive messages directed at the daughter of England footballer Raheem Sterling

are being investigated by police.

Officers are analysing the posts, sent after it was reported the Liverpool player was on the verge of a

£49m transfer to Manchester City.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said the language used was "abhorrent".

Sterling to City - the latest

Football

If Raheem Sterling's seemingly imminent move to Manchester City from Liverpool goes ahead it will be the biggest transfer ever for an English player, at £49m.

Here's BBC Sport's David Ornstein with the latest:

Sterling medical Tue morning. If all to plan + paperwork sorted, will sign 5yr deal & likely to fly Tue eve to join squad in Aus #mcfc #lfc

Shelvey counts the calories

Football

Jonjo Shelvey
Reuters

Jonjo Shelvey. Not the first name that comes to mind when you think of Premier League footballers and dieting.

But according to WalesOnline, the Swansea City midfielder has taken it upon himself to

trim the old waistline.

He's hired a personal live-in chef, to cook him healthy meals at home and admits: "I've always carried a bit of extra weight compared to other players but I've been working hard on that this summer".

A new line of swimwear to follow then.

Simmonds set for finals in Glasgow

IPC Swimming World Championships

Elizabeth Hudson

BBC Sport in Glasgow

Six British swimmers will be in action here on the opening night of finals at the IPC Swimming World Championships.

Ellie Simmonds (S6 400m freestyle), James Crisp (S9 100m backstroke) and Andrew Mullen (S5 50m backstroke) all qualified fastest from this morning's heats.

But Susie Rodgers (S7 100m freestyle), Scott Quin (SB14 100m breaststroke) and Tully Kearney (S9 100m backstroke) will also be aiming for top two finishes which would clinch a Rio Paralympic qualification slot for Great Britain.

The finals start at 18:00 BST but first we've been treated to the opening ceremony with some music and the athlete oath, read by GB's Charlotte Henshaw.

Ryder best skittles Glamorgan

Essex 279, Glamorgan 162

Jesse Ryder
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Essex all-rounder Jesse Ryder

took a career-best 6-47 as Glamorgan lost six wickets in the afternoon session at Chelmsford to be bowled out for 162.

The New Zealander received good support from David Masters (3-53) as only Colin Ingram provided resistance with the bat as he made 43 off 56 balls.

The hosts have just resumed their second innings after tea, with a lead of 117.

Lopez joins Inverness

Football

Dani Lopez
Getty Images

Here is an official 'done deal' for you.

Former Stevenage and Barnet striker Dani Lopez has

signed a one-year contract with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

The 29-year-old, who has been on trial at Caledonian Stadium, spent the end of last season with La Roda in the third tier in his homeland.

He scored four goals in 16 appearances for the side from Castile-La Mancha, who finished 15th in Segunda Division B Group 4.

Sinclair set for Liverpool exit?

Football gossip

Jerome Sinclair
Reuters

According to the Liverpool Echo, Raheem Sterling isn't the only young striker set to leave Liverpool.

Jerome Sinclair is also reported to be close to an exit from Anfield after

failing to agree on a new contract.

The 18-year-old became the Reds' youngest ever player in September 2012, coming during a League Cup victory at West Brom when aged just 16 and six days.

Sterling to Man City

Football

BBC Radio 5 live

Raheem Sterling
Reuters

So with Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin

safely within the Manchester United transfer net, we're primed for more info on the other big transfer story we're all expecting - Raheem Sterling's move from
Liverpool to Manchester City.

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has been giving his opinion on the reason's behind the proposed transfer to BBC Radio 5 live.

"Raheem Sterling's been manipulated by his agent," Aldridge says. "He's not come clean early enough, he was using every excuse going, he was just following what his agent was telling him to get a move.

"Players are that powerful now that if they want to go they're going to go but there's a right way and a wrong way to do it. It affected the lad so much in his head that he didn't know whether to kick it with his right foot or his left, his game really really suffered as a result."

Howell excited by St Andrews Open debut

Golf

David Howell
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David Howell will be playing in his 25th major when he tees it up in the 144th Open Championship this week -

but his first Open at St Andrews.

However he is one of a select handful in this week's field with the experience of having actually won a tournament there - the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in 2013.

"It was a very special moment to stand there on the 18th giving my speech and I can only imagine what it would be like to do the same at an Open," he told BBC Sport.

"I've been around 20 years now and, if my whole career had gone by without ever playing in a St Andrews Open, I'd have been gutted. This was certainly one of my big targets at the start of this year."

I can win Open - Woods

Golf

Tiger Woods
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Tiger Woods has spoken exclusively to BBC sports editor Dan Roan ahead of the Open at St Andrews which starts on Thursday.

The 14-time Major winner spoke about how he's dealing with being ranked 241st in the world, and says his priorities away from the course have changed.

Golf now plays second fiddle, with being a dad now more important than practising for 14 hours a day.

Head over here to check out the interview in full.

Ranieri appointed Leicester boss

Football

Claudio Ranieri
Leicester City

In case you missed it just now, Claudio Ranieri is making his

return to the Premier League as manager at Leicester. The Italian, who managed Chelsea from 2000 to 2004, has signed a three-year deal.

"I have worked at many great clubs, in many top leagues, but since I left Chelsea I have dreamt of another chance to work in the best league in the world again," Ranieri says.

"I wish to thank the owner, his son and all the executives of the club for the opportunity they are giving me. Now I've only one way for returning their trust - squeeze all my energies to getting the best results for the team."

Sam Curran enjoys dream debut

Kent 97-3 v Surrey

BBC London 94.9's March Church

at The Oval: "It was quite a first over for 17-year-old Sam Curran. Handed his Championship debut with his fourth delivery he bowled Joe Denly after Surrey won the toss and put Kent into bat.

"Elder brother Tom then reduced Kent to 27-2 when he dismissed Adam Ball.

"Daniel Bell-Drummond and Sam Northeast played positively adding 61 until Bell-Drummond was lbw to Zafar Ansari for 39.

"Northeast is looking in good touch and a pulsating session sees Kent going to tea at 97-3."

Ranieri appointed Leicester boss

Football

So the

'tinkerman' is back! What do you make of that Leicester fans?

The biggest trophy Claudio Ranieri has won is the Spanish Cup, with Valencia back in 1999. But he should be capable of keeping the Foxes up next season? Assuming that is the priority of course...

Ranieri appointed Leicester boss

Football

Claudio Ranieri
Leicester City

Since leaving Chelsea 11 years ago, Claudio Ranieri has coached Valencia, Parma, Juventus, Roma, Inter Milan and Monaco.

He replaces former Leicester manager Nigel Pearson, who was

sacked at the end of June.

Ranieri appointed Leicester boss

Football

The Italian 63-year-old has previously managed Chelsea, where he was sacked in 2004, and was also dismissed from his last job with the Greece national team last year.

BreakingRanieri appointed Leicester boss

Football

Claudio Ranieri is appointed new manager at Leicester City.

Ashes points system revamp

Cricket

Australia coach Matthew Mott feels the

revised points system for the Women's Ashes series, which begins next week, is fairer than the previous one.

There will be four points, rather than six, on offer for winning the Test, and two for each of the three one-dayers and three Twenty20 internationals.

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"The weighting's about right," said Mott.

"Whether you win or lose the Test match, it doesn't really disadvantage or advantage you."

Cabaye kicks a ball

Football

Crystal Palace fans, we haven't forgotten you. 

Manchester United have kind of stolen the show today by announcing two major transfers within 20 minutes, as Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin arrived at Old Trafford.

For my money though (nowhere near the Yohan Cabaye's price tag of £10m by the way), Palace have already got one of the best deals of the window so far.

PHOTOS: And here's Yohan Cabaye enjoying his first training session with his #CPFC teammates.
PHOTOS: And here's Yohan Cabaye enjoying his first training session with his #CPFC teammates.

PHOTOS: And here's Yohan Cabaye enjoying his first training session with his #CPFC teammates.

Warwickshire rebuild at rainy Durham

Durham 314, Warwickshire 105-4

BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson

at Chester-le-Street: "It's been a frustrating day in Chester-le-Street with four rain delays meaning only 26 overs have been possible in that time.

"At tea Warwickshire are 105-4 with Tim Ambrose on 31 and Sam Hain on 34. Earlier in the day Chris Rushworth was on a hat-trick as he took three wickets in the space of six deliveries without conceding a run.

"All went lbw and Rushworth now has 50 championship wickets for the season."

Get involved - The crying game

Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

Today we've been asking: when did sport last make you cry?

Sandy May: The moment after singing "When your sat in row Z and the ball hit your head that's Zamora!" when Bobby Zamora blasted home for QPR in the 2014 final with my best mate Iain Dyson. A sad sad moment to be a Derby fan...but it still hurts today.

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Gavin Jonathan Griffiths: Alex Ferguson's Farewell to Old Trafford, after United beat Swansea 2-1 thanks to Rio Ferdinand...end of an era.

Kevin Adams: Beating Charlton away on the last game of the season and finding out Watford had drawn and we won the championship! (AFC Bournemouth)

Gary Taylor: 1989 Michael Thomas scoring for Arsenal. Wouldn't change it for the world though, it's what makes sport so exciting.

Allan Bennoch: Held back the tears at Fernando Ricksen's charity match in Ibrox

Arshavin signs for Krasnodar

Football

Andrei Arshavin
FC Kuban

Andrei Arshavin. Remember how he brilliant he was at Arsenal? Well, he was for a bit at least (let's not let nostalgia get in the way of a good transfer story now shall we?).

The 34-year-old Russian has signed for Kuban Krasnodar (10th in last year's Russian Premier League) on a free transfer, after being released by Zenit St Petersburg at the end of last season.

Still, we'll probably see him back at the Emirates in a few seasons' time.

Picture this

Wimbledon 2015

Former US Open winner Andy Roddick has impressed while covering Wimbledon for BBC Sport and he has just gone up even further in Sportsday's estimations...

I still think it's weird when grown men say "selfie"

Pedro to Chelsea?

Football gossip

Pedro
Reuters

As brilliant as it must be kicking a ball about with Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in training, there comes a time in every man's life when you've just got to branch out on your own. Get some minutes on the pitch.

Barcelona striker Pedro, 27, has surely got a decent Premier League season or three in him? That's reportedly what

Chelsea reckon anyway - they're said to have already put an offer in.

Pedro, who's available for a cool 30 million euros (£21m) after Barca reduced his buyout clause down from 150 million euros (£105m), says "there are offers" for him, but he hasn't said who from, and he hasn't yet said he plans to leave...

Lack of deals 'not due to Norwich'

Football

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk commentator

Norwich City manager Alex Neil admits he would like to have signed more players by now ahead of the club's return to the top flight.

Alex Neil
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The Canaries have signed midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu from West Brom on a free transfer and have completed a permanent deal for his Baggies team mate Graham Dorrans, who spent the end of last season on loan at Carrow Road.

"You always want to do business by this stage but there's certainly reasons behind us not having done business and I'd go as far as saying the reasons behind that aren't due to us," Neil said.

Cryptic stuff...