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Summary

  1. Ranieri 'older but ambitious' for Leicester
  2. Comedian disrupts Blatter news conference
  3. Ings scores first Liverpool goal in win
  4. My sporting sickie #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

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  1. Time to say goodbye...

    Sportsday is over and out for Monday.

    Join us back here from 08:00 BST on Tuesday for football gossip, transfers and the latest breaking news, plus the best of the rest from the sporting sphere.

  2. The Open 2015 final round

    It's almost time for us to bow out of Sportsday for Monday.

    But don't click away from BBC Sport. The Open Championship is in its final throes and it's getting pretty tense at St Andrews.

    Follow our live text commentary here.

  3. Bamford to Crystal Palace?

    Football gossip

    A bit of late Monday football gossip for you.

    The Daily Mail are reporting that highly-rated Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford is on his way to Crystal Palace on a season-long loan.

    The 21-year-old has previously had successful spells on loan at Middlesbrough and Derby.

    Patrick Bamford
  4. WSL highlights

    Football

    Toni Duggan celebrates

    Who wants to see a round-up of the best of the action from the weekend's Women's Super League fixtures?

    Highlights include England forward Toni Duggan helping Manchester City to victory over Bristol Academy and Sunderland striker Beth Mead's hat-trick against league leaders Chelsea.

    Click here to watch.

  5. Welcome to Villa

    Football

    Aston Villa's new boys posed for the traditional photo shoot before their first training session on Monday.

    Jordan Amavi

    Senegalese midfielder Idrissa Gueye, signed for £9m from Lille, and left-back Jordan Amavi from Nice - signed for the same fee - met up with their new teammates, including fellow new arrivals Mark Bunn and Micah Richards, for the first time.

  6. "Hi mate, I'll give you a grand. Cheers, Stuart."

    Snooker

    World champion Stuart Bingham has provided £1,000 to help with prize money for an amateur snooker tournament.

    The Snookerbacker Classic found itself in dire straits after a major sponsor pulled out.

    But thanks to Bingham and others, including six-time world champion Steve Davis who also donated £1,000, the tournament is now able to offer a total of £11,500 in prize money, with £3,000 going to the winner.

    Stuart Bingham text message
  7. Crolla targeting Perez rematch

    Boxing

    Anthony Crolla and Darleys Perez

    Manchester's Anthony Crolla is targeting a second WBA lightweight title fight with Colombia's Darleys Perez following their controversial draw on Saturday.

    Judges scored the fight 116-111 for Crolla, 114-113 for Perez and 113-113.

    "It was a really tough fight and there were a lot of close rounds, but I definitely thought I won," the 28-year-old told BBC Radio Manchester.

    "I'm yet to come across anyone, whether it be on social media or in person, who actually thought Perez had done enough for the title."

  8. Ranieri issues plea to Cambiasso

    Football

    Claudio Ranieri

    In case you missed it earlier, Claudio Ranieri met the media for the first time as Leicester City's new manager.

    Ranieri, 63, was appointed by the Foxes last week, returning to England 11 years after leaving Chelsea.

    And he revealed he has spoken to Esteban Cambiasso about a return to the club.

    Ranieri said he has pleaded with Cambiasso, whom he has managed before, to "please come back".

  9. How can England bounce back?

    Cricket

    James Anderson

    Can England get their Ashes campaign back on track after their humiliating 405-run defeat by Australia at Lord's?

    BBC Sport's Sam Sheringham assesses the challenges facing the hosts as they aim to rally against their bitter rivals.

  10. Chelsea's Houghton in Gills loan

    Football

    Jordan Houghton

    League One side Gillingham have signed Chelsea youngster Jordan Houghton on loan until 3 January 2016.

    The 19-year-old midfielder is captain of the Premier League club's under-21 side and he has represented England at Under-20 level.

  11. Celtic's Ciftci banned after bite

    Football

    Nadir Ciftci

    Nadir Ciftci has been found guilty of biting Jim McAlister in last season's Dundee derby.

    The 23-year-old striker was given an eight-match ban with two suspended until the end of the season for "excessive misconduct".

    The penalty was decided by a judicial panel convened by the Scottish FA after Ciftci denied the offence.

  12. Everton youngster signs new deal

    Football

    Teenage striker Courtney Duffus has signed a two-year contract extension with Everton to keep him at Goodison Park until 2017.

    Courtney Duffus

    The 19-year-old forward is yet to make his senior bow for the Toffees, but he was named on the bench for a Europa League tie against Young Boys in February and spent a month on loan with Bury last term.

    Duffus is currently sidelined following knee surgery but is targeting a return to action in September.

  13. Thomas crashes as Plaza wins stage 16

    Tour de France

    Geraint Thomas

    Britain's Geraint Thomas suffered a spectacular crash as Spain's Ruben Plaza won stage 16 of the Tour de France.

    Team Sky's Thomas collided with Warren Barguil on the final descent and he hit his head on a telegraph pole and fell off the side of the road, but was soon back on his bike.

    Plaza held off green jersey leader Peter Sagan to win the stage as Britain's Chris Froome retained his overall lead.

    Read BBC Sport's full report here.

  14. Doncaster sign Taylor-Sinclair

    Football

    Doncaster Rovers have signed defender Aaron Taylor-Sinclair on a two-year deal from Wigan Athletic.

    The 24-year-old, who is predominantly a left-back, has previously played for Aberdeen, Montrose and Partick Thistle.

  15. Get involved - sporting sickie

    #bbcsportsday or BBC Sport Facebook

    George has got it good in Yorkshire...

  16. 'He'll have an outstanding year'

    Football

    Jordan Henderson will become an even better player this season despite the additional responsibility of captaining Liverpool, according to the club's manager Brendan Rodgers.

    England international Henderson takes over the captain's armband from Anfield hero Steven Gerrard.

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    "When I was aware that Stevie was going I wanted to look at somebody who would be a great ambassador for Liverpool on and off the pitch," said Rodgers.

    "I've told Jordan to do it his way and have his own ideas and I think he'll have an outstanding year."

  17. England primed for Women's Ashes

    Cricket

    Women's Ashes

    England start their Women's Ashes campaign against Australia on Tuesday, with the first one-day international at Taunton.

    Captain Charlotte Edwards was speaking to the media on Monday and said: "We want really good batting pitches to show the women's game in a great light.

    "We've played well in the last two Ashes series but they've outdone us in the World Cup. Come the 31 August, the best team will win."

    Every ball of the Women's Ashes will be live on 5 live sports extra.

  18. Wakefield fear Locke out for season

    Super League

    Kevin Locke

    Wakefield full-back Kevin Locke could miss the rest of the Super League season after he had to go off in Sunday's 58-20 defeat by Castleford.

    Locke, 26, was replaced in the first half of only his third appearance for the Wildcats.

    "It's serious, sort of chest and upper arm, it's to do with his pectoral and maybe ligaments," head coach Brian Smith told BBC Radio Leeds.

    Meanwhile, Wakefield have signed Tonga international Bill Tupou from Canberra Raiders for the rest of the season.

  19. 'Racism rife in Russia'

    Football

    Zenit St Petersburg striker Hulk says he encounters racism in "almost every game" in Russia and fears it could tarnish the country when it hosts the 2018 World Cup.

    Brazil international Hulk - the most expensive signing in Russian Premier League history - has repeatedly faced monkey chants in Russia and also accused a referee of racially abusing him.

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    "If racism happens in the World Cup, it will be really gross and really ugly. Usually it happens when Russian clubs play and it doesn't come out to the world and the world doesn't know about this,'' he said,

    "I used to get angry, but now I see this doesn't help, so I just send a kiss to our fans and try not to get angry."

  20. Taylor's heroics

    Nottinghamshire 570-7 dec, Sussex 53-0

    BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Horsham:

    "Nearly a record-breaking afternoon at Horsham where, under leaden skies, James Taylor fell just 21 runs short of the all-time Nottinghamshire score by Walter Keeton in 1939. However, his 291 was a career-best, and his partnership of 365 with Chris Read, who made 121 was a Notts sixth-wicket record against Sussex."

  21. Plaza wins sprint finish

    Road Cycling

    Spain's Ruben Plaza won the 16th stage of the Tour de France after a gripping chase down the final descent with green jersey leader Peter Sagan.

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    It is the fifth time in this year's Tour that Sagan has finished second.

    Britain's Chris Froome led by three minutes 10 seconds going into the 201km stage, from Bourg-de-Peage to Gap.

    But he and the other race leaders remained in the peloton, which was 20 minutes behind the stage leaders going into the final descent.

    After Tuesday's rest day, the Tour continues on Wednesday with a 161km stage starting in Digne-les-bains.

  22. Rooney to play in 'Big Dunc' testimonial

    Football

    Former Everton striker Duncan Ferguson - or 'Big Dunc' to his mates - has enlisted a famous face for his testimonial on 2 August.

    Wayne Rooney

    England captain and former Toffees youngster Wayne Rooney has signed up for the match against Villarreal at Goodison Park.

    "As a young lad growing up in Croxteth, Duncan Ferguson was a hero of mine," said the Manchester United striker.

    "Had he not asked me to play I would have gone and supported him on the day as I am sure most other Evertonians will."

  23. Picture perfect

    Golf

    Arty photo of the day from The Open so far...

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  24. Get Involved - sporting sickies

    #bbcsportsday or BBC Sport Facebook

    Georgia Unsworth: Told school I was going to a uni open day. Actually went to Eng vs Aus one day game at TB. I could have loved Newcastle.

    John Clay: I used to work at Tesco. My department had one 'Boro fan. UEFA Cup final night, guess who they rota'd to work 6-10? Sickie!!

    Andrew Beatty: Pretended to be sick to get home early to to see the UCL final in 2005 got my days mixed up and then did it the next day too.

    Ever pulled a sickie in order to watch sport? Get in touch on #bbcsportsday or BBC Sport's Facebook page.

  25. Chapple continues Lancashire dominance

    Lancashire 698-5 dec, Glamorgan 51-2

    BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Colwyn Bay:

    Lancashire turned the screw on Glamorgan on the second afternoon, with Glen Chapple claiming two early wickets after massive career-best scores from former South African Test batsmen Alviro Petersen (286) and Ashwell Prince (261). They became only the 13th pair in first-class history to share a 500-run partnership.

    Follow the game live here

  26. Platini speaks

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    Michel Platini gives his views on what Fifa's new 11-strong task force and the upcoming election:

    "I feel it is an important step towards improving overall processes and transparency within the organisation," he said.

    "We must now make sure that the reforms outlined today will be undertaken in a swift and effective manner. As I have said various times in the recent past, we need to reform FIFA and we need to do it now.

    "Regarding the election, we now have a concrete date which means we can look forward to new leadership which will surely bring with it new ideas and new solutions."

  27. Brady keen on Norwich switch

    Football

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk commentator

    Robbie Brady

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce has admitted that midfielder Robbie Brady wants to join Norwich City.

    The Premier League new boys have had four bids rejected for the Irishman, but Bruce told BBC Humberside that he fears the player could still move to Carrow Road.

  28. Looking Golden

    Horse Racing

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC horse racing correspondent

    Unbeaten Epsom Derby and Eclipse Stakes winner Golden Horn, the mount of Frankie Dettori, heads a list of 11 horses going forward to Saturday's King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot

    The 11 also includes Royal Ascot winner Snow Sky, supplemented as a late entry for £75,000, and due to be ridden by inform jockey Pat Smullen.

    Get the latest racing results here

  29. Bianchi tribute

    Formula 1

  30. Comedian in custody for Blatter prank

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    Comedian Lee Nelson has been taken into custody by Swiss police following his Sepp Blatter prank.

    Nelson was driven away in a police car from Fifa HQ in Zurich after throwing fake dollar bills at Blatter press conference.

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  31. 'Bianchi would have driven for Ferrari'

    Formula 1

    Jules Bianchi was being lined up as a future Ferrari driver, according to the Italian team's former chairman Luca di Montezemolo.

    Jules Bianchi

    "Jules Bianchi was one of us," Di Montezemolo said. "He was a member of the Ferrari family and was the driver we had picked for the future - once the collaboration with Kimi Raikkonen was over.

    "He was first class: private, fast, polite, very attached to Ferrari and promising."

    The 25-year-old Frenchman died on Saturday from severe head injuries sustained in a crash at last October's Japanese Grand Prix.

  32. Pep in politics

    Football

    Bayern Munich coach and Barcelona legend Pep Guardiola is to make a symbolic stand for election to the Catalan parliament in a campaign for his native region to be independent from Spain.

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    Spanish newspaper El Pais said Guardiola would stand as the last candidate on the electoral list for the pro-independence alliance planning to run in the election in September.

    The 44-year-old has several times publicly displayed his support for the drive to make Catalonia break away from Spain. He flew over from Munich last November to vote in a symbolic non-biding ballot on the issue held by regional leaders.

  33. Claudio Ranieri news conference

    Football

    Claudio Ranieri

    Ranieri was sacked from his last job, as the coach of Greece, last November after the 2004 European champions lost to the Faroe Islands. That, he insists, should to count against him.

    "In Greece, I must rebuild everything because two or three good players left the national team. Claudio is not the problem. It was difficult to coach a new national team. I arrived a a day before a match. I had four matches, three defeats and one draw.

    "I am an older man. I won divisions, Super League, cups and I'm ready and hungry and restart again early. I'm ambitious. There is a good project and a good programme here at the club."

  34. Claudio Ranieri news conference

    Football

    Claudio Ranieri

    Here's a little bit more from new Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri...

    "The first part of last season was not so good and I don't understand why. The Manchester United result changed something.

    "At the end the character of the manager, the players and the fans made a miracle as the last part of the season was amazing.

    "I want to know the true Leicester - the first or the second? I believe the second."

  35. Off-target

    Open Championship

    If you want to see just how wayward Phil Mickelson's drive on the 17th at St Andrews was, watch it here.

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    The out of bounds shot - which landed on the balcony of a nearby hotel room- meant Mickelson scored a triple-bogey seven at the end of his fourth round, effectively putting him out of contention for victory.

    Remember you can follow our live coverage here. It's not been a good start for amateur Paul Dunne - he's dropped shots on each of the opening holes and has slipped to 10 under

  36. Selling the jersies

    Football

    Does anyone else find that Norwich City's new third kit makes their eyes throb?

  37. Room service

    Open Championship

    A nice little momento for the guests staying there. Beats a complimentary biscuit...

  38. Taylor smashes double ton

    Nottinghamshire 570-7 v Sussex

    BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Horsham:

    After the debacle at Lords yesterday, James Taylor could not have picked a better time to score the sixth double hundred of his career - he smashed a mammoth 291 - a timely reminder of his abilities to the England selectors.

    Notts declared immediately afterwards on 570-7.

    Follow the game live here

  39. Fifa news conference

    Football

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter has now finished speaking...

  40. Claudio Ranieri news conference

    Football

  41. Claudio Ranieri news conference

    Football

    Claudio Ranieri is speaking publicly for the first time since being appointed as Leicester City manager. 

    Both he and director of football Jon Rudkin have been asked about the chances of Argentine midfielder Esteban Cambiasso returning to the club after his contract expired...

  42. Celtic chase defender

    Football

    Scottish Sun: Celtic haven't given up hope of landing St Pauli left-back Marcel Halstenberg this summer, with Ronny Deila ready to step up his approach for the German.

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    NB: This picture in no way represents how Halstenberg feels about the potential move...

  43. Fifa news conference

    Football

  44. Derbyshire beat Northants by seven wickets

    Derbyshire 72-3

    BBC Radio Northampton's Alex Winter at Wantage Road:

    "Derbyshire claimed their third win of the season by reaching 72-3 just 50 minutes after lunch on day three."

    Get reaction here

  45. Get Involved - sporting sick days

    #bbcsportsday or BBC Sport Facebook

    There's a skipping school theme developing in Monday's debate about pulling sickies to watch sport.

    Henry Moore: Bunked off school to go to watch Lancs. Walking back from the bar my head of year put his hand on my shoulder and said 'enjoy'.

    Steven Gilroy: Missed school to watch the opening match of the 2002 World Cup. Turned out they let everyone watch it in the class room.

    Robert Warren: Didn't turn up to school one Friday in 2005 to go watch Stevenage's play-off semi-final at Hereford. And I was far from the only one.

    Get involved on #bbcsportsday or BBC Sport's Facebook page.

  46. Fifa news conference

    Football

    BBC sports editor Dan Roan and BBC Radio 5 live sports correspondent Richard Conway are at the Fifa news conference in Zurich...

  47. Blatter blames 'lack of education'

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter has returned to the stage with this somewhat bizarre rejoinder to Lee Nelson's prank...

    "I just called my late mother and she said don't worry, its lack of education."

  48. Taylor's timely reminder

    Cricket

    Wonder if the England selectors are watching James Taylor for Nottinghamshire against Sussex. Former bowler Graeme Swann is...

  49. Wigan pair head north

    Football

    Away from bizarre money-throwing antics...

    Rangers are on the verge of signing Wigan pair James Tavernier and Martyn Waghorn.

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    The two players were at the club's Murray Park training ground this morning to undergo medicals.

    Tavernier is a 23-year-old right-back while Waghorn, 25, is a striker.

    Former Middlesbrough and Bradford winger Andy Halliday penned a two-year contract with Rangers over the weekend.

  50. Previous conviction

    Football

    As BBC sports editor Dan Roan points out, Simon Brodkin - who plays the character Lee Nelson - has form for this sort of thing. He appeared on stage at Glastonbury last month during Kayne West's set...

  51. Fun and games in Zurich

    Football

    We've had an unexpected intervention at the Fifa news conference...

  52. Petrov talks about cancer battle

    Football

    Former Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov opened up about the "lowest moment" of his battle with cancer in an intimate interview on BBC Radio 5 live.

    Stiliyan Petrov

    The ex-Celtic and Bulgaria midfielder, who was diagnosed with acute myloid leukaemia in March 2012, said at times he felt he was "dragging back" his family.

    "The wife, the kids - I couldn't get up with them, they couldn't see me for a year," said Petrov. "I couldn't fulfil what I want - always to be a good husband and a good father. That was being taken away from me."

    You can listen to the interview here.

  53. Fifa news conference

    Football

    BBC sports editor Dan Roan and BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent Richard Conway are in Zurich...

  54. Lancashire's marathon partnership ends

    Lancashire 605-3 v Glamorgan

    The mammoth third-wicket partnership between Lancashire pair Ashwell Prince and Alviro Petersen has ended.

    They put on 501 together at Colwyn Bay, and they're only the 13th pair to put on a 500-run stand in first-class cricket.

    Prince was dismissed for a career-best 261, but Petersen remains at the crease on 275 not out and is only 25 runs away from his maiden triple century.

    Follow the game live here

  55. Claudio Ranieri news conference

    Football

    Claudio Ranieri is about the face the media for the first time since being appointed as Leicester City manager.

    Claudio Ranieri

    The Italian will be joined on the top table by chief executive Susan Whelan and director of football Jon Rudkin, who will likely explain why they chose the former Chelsea boss to replace Nigel Pearson.

    We will bring you the best of what Ranieri had to say as soon as we can.

  56. Fifa to set up reform taskforce?

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    Fifa

    Fifa sources are saying that a reform taskforce will be announced by president Sepp Blatter at news conference (approx 14:00 BST).

    Term limits have been approved in principle by Fifa Executive Committee, while integrity checks for Exco members and salary transparency have also agreed.

    Jenny Durkan of Quinn Emanuel - the US lawyers for Fifa - also made a "short and effective" speech to the executive committee on the need to be cooperative with the US criminal inquiry.

  57. Get Involved - sporting sickies

    #bbcsportsday or BBC Sport Facebook

    Lauren: Told school I was going to the doctors, but I was leaving early to join the queue at Chelsea to meet Joe Cole!

    Robert Bond: Called in sick for three days and flew to Andorra to watch the only Preston North End player in my lifetime in an England shirt!

    Matt Trembley: Called a sickie to miss my Citizenship A-Level exam because I was in Moscow the night before for the 2008 Champions League final.

    Good call, Matt. Although you never know when a Citizenship A Level might come in handy.

  58. On this day - 2005

    Peter Crouch joined Liverpool from Southampton for £7m.

    Three years, 85 games and several robot dances later, the 6ft 7ins striker signed for Portsmouth.

    Peter Crouch
  59. Short and not so sweet

    Football gossip

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    London Evening Standard: Jose Mourinho is prepared to end 27-year-old winger Juan Cuadrado's unimpressive spell at Chelsea but will not take anything less than the £26.1m they paid for him in January.

  60. Fit as a fiddle

    Open Championship

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Gary Player

    Three-time Open winner Gary Player has been giving BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast his top tips for staying healthy.

    The 79-year-old said one of the biggest ways to stay in shape is by not being a "champ" with the knife and fork, adding "yesterday I did 1,300 crunches with a 100lb weight (45kg) on my chest."

    Thanks Gary. You're making the rest of us look bad here...

  61. Birthday time

    Football

    Yaya Toure would never be content with just a Tweet...

  62. Gale bags bonus points for Yorkshire

    Yorkshire 430, Worcestershire 10-0

    Captain Andrew Gale struck 164 as Yorkshire posted 430 all out in their first innings against Worcestershire at Scarborough.

    The hosts claimed maximum batting bonus points and will now look to make inroads into the visitors' batting line-up this afternoon.

    Follow the game live here

  63. True Blue Raheem

    Football

    A little more on the news we bought you earlier that Raheem Sterling is set to make his Manchester City debut in Tuesday's friendly with Roma.

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    The £49m signing from Liverpool is in line to feature in the International Champions Cup match in Melbourne, while other returning internationals such as Joe Hart, David Silva and Edin Dzeko could also be involved.

    "I think most will be involved, maybe not the whole game but some minutes," said Blues boss Manuel Pellegrini.

    "I've seen him play against us for the last two seasons, but I think it's important for him to try and have minutes with our team as soon as he can."

  64. Records broken at Colwyn Bay

    Lancashire 566-2 v Glamorgan

    Ashwell Prince

    BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Colwyn Bay:

    "A record-breaking morning session saw Alviro Petersen (270 not out) and Ashwell Prince (229 not out) rack up Lancashire's highest ever partnership of 462, carving the ball to all parts of the field."

    Follow the game live here

  65. Kent in good shape at lunch

    Essex 260, Kent 186-1

    BBC Radio Kent's Ben Watts in Tunbridge Wells:

    "A profitable morning for Kent on a good batting track at the Nevill Ground as Daniel Bell-Drummond (81) and Rob Key (63no) put together Kent's highest opening stand in the County Championship this summer despite overcast conditions."

    Follow the game live here

  66. Derbyshire well placed for win

    Derbyshire 361 & 11-1, Northants 116 & 316 (f/o)

    BBC Radio Northampton's Alex Winter at Wantage Road:

    "Ben Duckett and Josh Cobb looked relatively comfortable for 75 minutes this morning, raising a stand of 54 for Northants, but Duckett's departure for 154 brought about a collapse of four wickets for 25 and Derbyshire should have no trouble chasing just 72 to win."

    Follow the game live here

  67. Question time

    Football

    BBC sports editor Dan Roan is in Zurich, where it has been announced that the Fifa presidential election will be held on 26 February...

  68. Durham pair give hosts advantage

    Durham 399-7 v Hampshire

    BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at Ageas Bowl:

    "Durham have put themselves into a position where they shouldn't now lose this game. Gordon Muchall and Usman Arshad (60) enjoyed batting on a docile wicket, and their partnership of 128 runs for the seventh wicket is a county record against Hampshire."

    Follow the game live here

  69. Tour de France

    Chris Froome

    The Tour de France live text commentary is well on its way - you'll find it on this link.

    Britain's Chris Froome has lead of three mins and 10 seconds going into stage 16. Can he improve that on the Bourg-de-Peage to Gap route?

  70. Plenty to do for Somerset

    Somerset 265 & 1-0, Warwickshire 365

    Paceman Craig Overton achieved career-best figures of 6-74, but Somerset have plenty of work to do with the bat after Sam Hain's unbeaten century for Warwickshire on day three at Edgbaston.

    Follow the game live here

  71. Manic Dunne Day

    Golf

    BBC Sport's Conor McNamara loves a pun...

  72. Open Championship

    We're about to kick off proceedings on BBC Radio Five live...

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  73. Fifa set election day

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    Fifa will hold its Extraordinary Congress to elect a new president on 26 February 2016 in Zurich.

  74. Double tragedy

    Motorsport

    Two Spanish riders have died after a multi-bike crash at a World Superbike support event in California on Sunday.

    The crash happened on lap one of the MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 race at Mazda Raceway in Laguna Seca.

    Laguna Seca

    Bernat Martinez, 35, went by ambulance to hospital in Monterey while Daniel Rivas Fernandez, 27, was flown to Salinas. Both died from their injuries.

    MotoAmerica president Wayne Rainey sent his "sincere condolences" to their families and the "MotoAmerica family".

  75. Chelsea unconcerned by Kirby injury

    Football

    Fran Kirby

    Chelsea Ladies say they are unconcerned by the injury preventing Fran Kirby from making her debut for the Women's Super League club.

    The 22-year-old forward joined from Reading shortly after helping England to third place at the World Cup in Canada.

    Assistant manager Paul Green said Kirby suffered a slight injury during the tournament, telling BBC Sport: "She's just got a little niggle that we've got to be careful with, but we're not in a rush for her to come into the team."

  76. 'Big responsibility' for Ings at Liverpool

    Football

    Danny Ings

    Danny Ings has been talking to LFC TV after getting off the mark for Liverpool in Adelaide.

    Asked if he felt pressure to open his account sooner rather than later, the former Burnley man said:

    "I didn't really feel pressure. Obviously I feel there is a huge responsibility to be at a club like this, so hopefully I can score a lot of goals and do well."

    Reds fans will be hoping the same.

  77. Get involved - sporting sickies

    #bbcsportsday or BBC Sport Facebook

    Tim Burland: As an England fan, I pretend I'm fine to work so I don't have to stay home and watch the cricket.

    Peter Eakin: An old flatmate took two weeks off work sick with 'norovirus' because Brock Lesnar returned to WWE at Wrestlemania.

    Matthew Clifton: Went to Spa F1, had to ring up from the track with F3 cars going past. Thankfully I was able to play it off as a bad connection.

    Have you ever pulled a sickie to watch sport? Let us know on #bbcsportsday and BBC Sport's Facebook.

  78. Adelaide 0-Liverpool 2

    Full-time result

    It's all over in Adelaide.

    Danny Ings late goal proved the be the last bit of meaningful action as the Reds recorded a comfortable win, James Milner grabbing the first.

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    The attendance in Adelaide was 53,008. Brendan Rodgers will be a happy man. Job done.

  79. Adelaide 0-2 Liverpool

    Football

    Danny Ings is off and running in a Liverpool shirt.

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    The striker, who made the switch from Burnley during the summer, latched on to a pass from fellow new boy Nathan Clyne and rounded the keeper before neatly finishing.

    Who needs Benteke eh?

  80. Relive the best moments

    Golf

    Want something to do while you're waiting for the BBC's TV coverage from St Andrews to begin?

    Good. We've very kindly put together a little video showing the best shots from yesterday's third round at the Open, which you'll find here.

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    The TV coverage on BBC 1 kicks off at 13:45 BST. But don't forget you can follow the action here courtesy of the BBC Sport's live text commentary.

  81. 'Our backsides were smacked'

    Cricket

    It was not a successful second Ashes Test for England as they were royally hammered by a jubilant Australian side.

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    After winning the first Test by 169 runs, England were bowled out for 103 on Sunday to lose within four days.

    "It was pants down and backsides smacked," said England's Australian coach Trevor Bayliss said. "We were outplayed in this game. It's never a great start when they're 300-1 and we were always chasing the game from there."

    Indeed. Things can only get better.

  82. Get involved - sporting sickies

    #bbcsportsday or BBC Sport Facebook

    When was the last time you pulled a sickie in order to watch a sporting occasion?

    Tony Dolce: Once bunked off school in the 70's to watch a Tooting and Mitcham FA replay, the match was played at 1pm.

    Life Like Sport: Had a "meeting" during an Oxford-Cambridge rugby game. Celebrating a try, beer in hand, in front of TV camera five yards away. Oops.

    Chris Chapman: I was allowed to be home from school 'sick' for the two early weekday games for England at the 2002 World Cup.

  83. Adelaide 0-1 Liverpool

    Football

    Liverpool can have no complaints about the support they are getting.

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    Seems Adelaide has turned red for the day. The non-football loving locals must wonder what the flip's going on...

  84. Adelaide 0-1 Liverpool

    Football

    Goal. At last. And thank goodness because it was getting a bit dull if we're being brutally honest.

    James Milner has scored his second goal in the red of Liverpool, getting on the end of Jordan Ibe's low centre and steering the ball home.

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    TV replays show it was offside but the assistant ref didn't spot it. The 29-year-old is clearly bang in form - he netted the winner in Reds' 2-1 victory over Brisbane Roar on Friday.

    Danny Ings has just come off the bench, replacing Divock Origi. Might start to open up now this one, and not before time.

  85. End of the game for Williams

    Rugby Union

    Ben Williams

    Bath centre Ben Williams has been forced to retire from rugby because of a shoulder injury.

    The 26-year-old former England Under-16 and Under-18 cap made 37 appearances for Bath, scoring five tries.

    But he did not feature in the 2014-15 campaign after suffering a shoulder injury in a pre-season match against Scarlets which required surgery.

  86. Fifa meeting

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    Fifa HQ

    Expecting 200 media to attend Fifa news conference today. Lots already in.

  87. England U19's announce two squads

    Cricket

    England Under 19's have named two squads to face their Australia counterparts this summer.

    Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed will captain the side in the one-off four-day match at Durham from 4-7 August and Glamorgan's Aneurin Donald will then take over for the five 50-over matches from 11-22 August.

  88. On this day - 2004

    Didier Drogba

    Marseille striker Didier Drogba, then 26, completed his move to Chelsea for a reported £24m.

    He went on to score 157 goals in 341 appearances in his first eight-year spell at Stamford Bridge and added another seven goals when he returned last season.

  89. Get involved - sporting sickies

    #bbcsportsday or BBC Sport Facebook

    J Alex: Bunked school to see Arsenal away at Bolton in 2002. Spotted on TV by my teacher. Luckily he was an Arsenal fan, we won 2-0.

    Damo Clark: Had a sickie to travel to watch Lyon V Liverpool in 2009. Last minute equaliser by Lyon pretty much ended our Champions League.

    Have you ever pulled a sickie to watch sport? Get involved on #bbcsportsday or BBC Sport's Facebook.

  90. Scottish football: Big in China?

    Football

    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport

    The Scottish Professional Football League has agreed a deal to show live matches on mainstream television in China for the first time.

    The deal, thought to be worth about £500,000 a year for three years, will make up to 55 Scottish Premiership games available across TV, online and mobile.

  91. Come on Dunne

    Open Championship

    We know who Joey's supporting today...

    Irish amateur Paul Dunne who, remarkably, is in a tie for the lead going into the final round.

  92. Half time - Adelaide 0-0 Liverpool

    Football

    No goals in a tight first half between Liverpool and Adelaide United.

    Speaking on Liverpool FC TV, Robbie Fowler says the Reds were "fantastic" in the first 10 minutes but "didn't create any chances when they got into the final third".

    "If it were a Premier League game I'd be worried," adds Fowler.

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    The stadium is full, there's a great atmosphere, so let's hope for a few goals second half.

  93. GB end with 10 golds in Glasgow

    IPC Swimming World Championships

    Elizabeth Hudson

    BBC Sport

    Jessica-Jane Applegate

    Great Britain won three more gold medals on Sunday to finish with a total of 10 at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow.

    Tully Kearney won her third individual title in the SM9 200m individual medley, before teaming up with Alice Tai, Claire Cashmore and Susie Rodgers to win the medley relay.

    There was also gold for Jessica-Jane Applegate in the S14 100m backstroke.

    It means Britain finish the event in fifth place in the medal table with 32 medals.

  94. Get Involved

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

  95. Sterling denies Liverpool 'sickie'

    Football

    Raheem Sterling

    While we're on the subject of sporting sickies, Raheem Sterling has denied "throwing a sick note" during his final days at Liverpool.

    The 20-year-old forward insists a stomach bug kept him away from training, and it had nothing to do with his £49m move to Manchester City, which was completed last week.

    Read more in the Manchester Evening News.

  96. Get involved - Sporting sickies

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    Aces Middle East: Pulled a sickie for a whole month from university in '92 to watch Pakistan lift the cricket World Cup.

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    Alexander Middleton: I pulled a sickie working in the barbers for the Lions Test in 2013. Let's say it was a close shave with the boss seeing me.

    Loudest groan yet for that one Alexander.

    Inverted Winger: I hope these people's bosses don't read the live text....otherwise they might have a lot more time to watch sport.

    Just for the record, the BBC takes no responsibility for any forthcoming dismissals...

  97. County Championship Division Two

    Cricket

    Northants head into day three of their Division Two match against Derbyshire at Northampton fighting to save the game.

    The hosts will resume their second innings on 245-6 having been made to follow on, with the scores now level after the visitors wracked up 361 on the opening day.

    Lancashire batsmen Ashwell Prince and Alviro Petersen will hope to continue where they left off against Glamorgan on day one, with the pair having shared 321 for the third wicket to guide their side to a commanding 425-2.

    A full list of BBC cricket commentaries can be found here.

  98. Final day from St Andrews

    Open Championship

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    It's tight at the top. Can Paul Dunne become the first amateur to win since 1930? Will Jordan Spieth make it three successive majors, or will someone else lift the Claret Jug at the Open Championship?

    Don't ask us, we've absolutely no idea.

    But what we can offer is live text coverage from St Andrews. It's starting now right here.

  99. Adelaide Utd v Liverpool

    Football

    No goals yet but it's been a lively opening half-hour at the Adelaide Oval.

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    Liverpool were greeted with a rousing rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone at a sell-out stadium and have certainly been the better side so far.

    Divock Origi has looked the most dangerous man for the Reds, drifting in from the left-hand side, showing neat footwork, and coming close on a couple of occasions.

    No real clear-cut chances as yet though - we'll keep you abreast of what happens as the match goes on.

  100. Liverpool in Australia

    Football

    Crack a smile, lads....

  101. Arsenal close in on Chelsea

    Women's Super League

    Rachel Yankey

    Arsenal Ladies moved to within two points of Women's Super League One leaders Chelsea thanks to a 1-0 win over Birmingham on Sunday.

    Meanwhile in WSL 2, Doncaster Rovers Belles moved top after their 5-2 win at Oxford United, where Courtney Sweetman-Kirk scored a hat-trick.

    You can find all the results, reports and reaction from the weekend's games on our dedicated women's football page.

  102. Get involved - Sporting sickies

    #bbcsportsday or BBC Sport Facebook

    Have you ever pulled a sickie to go and watch sport? Get involved on #bbcsportsday or BBC Sport's Facebook.

    Tom Carmody: Last Thursday to go see day one at Lord's, well worth the 'stomach bug' to see Rogers and Smith ton up! C'mon Aussie!

    Mhairi: Went home "sick" so I could see the Brazilian F1 GP 2008 championship decider.

    Thomas J Delany: YES! A couple of times actually - for the Super Bowl and NBA play-offs.

    Matthew Stamp: No, as I work in sport so I watch at work.

    Ok, no need to boast Matthew...

  103. County Championship Division One

    Cricket

    County Championship leaders Yorkshire will resume day two of their match against Worcestershire on 357-5 at Scarborough, with England hopeful Jonny Bairstow having contributed 139.

    At Horsham, Nottinghamshire will continue on 358-5 against Sussex, while Durham reached 278-6 against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday.

    The match between Somerset and Warwickshire at Edgbaston will enter its third day today, with the Bears 319-8 in reply to the away side's 265.

  104. On this day - 2006

    Zinedine Zidane clashes with Marco Materazzi

    Zinedine Zidane, who had already retired from football, was suspended for three matches and fined £3,260 for his headbutt on Marco Materazzi in the World Cup final in Germany.

    Materazzi was banned for two matches and fined £2,170.

  105. Benteke medical latest

    Football

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    Christian Benteke's Liverpool medical will begin in London this afternoon but will run into Tuesday. No problems anticipated.

  106. The final day from St Andrews

    Open Championship

    The Open scoreboard

    We know it's not very convenient to have the final day of The Open 2015 on a Monday, but we'll still bring you all the action on the BBC.

    Our online live text commentary starts at 11:00 BST, with BBC Radio Five live starting their coverage at 13:00 BST and BBC One following suit from 13:45 BST.

    Tee times can be found on this link.

  107. Catching up

    Football

    City and Real Madrid are, along with Roma, taking part in the International Champions Cup in Australia. 

  108. Man Utd's 'surprise' signing

    Football

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport in Seattle

    Manchester United are ready to gamble on the fitness of striker Wayne Rooney, and may not bring in any more forwards.

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    Javier Hernandez and James Wilson are the only other established strikers left after Robin van Persie joined Fenerbahce and Radamel Falcao's loan ended.

    Boss Louis van Gaal is considering using Rooney as a sole striker with support coming from summer signing Memphis Depay behind him.

    "I am not worried about depth of forwards," said the Reds boss. "We also have Javier Hernandez, James Wilson and maybe a surprise [signing], you never know. It is a process."

  109. Get involved - Sporting sickies

    #bbcsportsday or BBC Sport Facebook

    When was the last time you took a day off work to watch a sporting event?

    Jacob Dickinson: I added an extra day to my holiday form to go to Charlton away on a Tuesday night, well worth it, we won 2-1.

    Jonny Tyers: Mate of mine got very last minute tickets to England v Hungary friendly in 2006, sickie pulled, 3-1 win #WorthTheDisciplinary

    Robert: I have abandoned my post at the local butchers. The steaks are too high to miss this close Open final day.

    Oh dear, oh dear...

  110. Adelaide v Liverpool friendly

    Football

    Liverpool are facing Adelaide United on Monday in the first game of their pre-season tour.

    We'll be bringing you updates from the match, starting with this team news bulletin...

    Liverpool team news

    Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Gomez, Allen, Henderson, Milner, Ibe, Lallana, Origi

  111. Bianchi funeral announced

    Formula 1

    It has been announced, through his official Twitter feed, that Jules Bianchi's funeral will be held on Tuesday.

    The death of the French Formula 1 driver was announced on Saturday. nine months after he suffered severe head injuries in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.  

  112. Manchester City news conference

    Manuel Pellegrini and Joe Hart media call

    Asked if City had plans to bring in any more players before the start of the season, Pellegrini said: "I don't talk about names or rumours and positions, you'll just have to see who arrives here. Our aim is to have a strong squad."

    Which reveals precisely nothing.

  113. Manchester City news conference

    Manuel Pellegrini and Joe Hart media call

    Manchester City face Roma in a friendly on Tuesday - being played at the MCG in Melbourne - and a news conference ahead of the game has just got underway.

    First off, manager Manuel Pellegrini reveals that £49m man Raheem Sterling will make his Blues debut.

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    "Raheem worked with Liverpool for some days so I think he will have some minutes against Roma," says the boss.

  114. Tour de France - Stage 16

    Bourg de Peage - Gap, 201km (124.8 miles)

    Britain's Chris Froome remains three minutes and 10 seconds clear of Colombian Nairo Quintana with a week to go but there is plenty of potential pitfalls on Monday's stage as Team Sky colleague Geraint Thomas explains...

    "This descent into Gap for the stage finish is very dodgy indeed. Riding at the 2003 Tour, Lance Armstrong had to go off the road and ride across a field to avoid Joseba Beloki, who had fallen off ahead of him.

    Tour de France stage 16 profile

    "And the last time the Tour rode it, in 2013, Froome and Alberto Contador had to go off the road too.

    "It's stressful, because everybody knows there's been problems in the past. It'll certainly be nervous racing up the top before a big sprint down the descent, because this is where Vincenzo Nibali could go for a flyer to try and gain a bit of time."

    You can follow live text commentary of the stage on the BBC Sport website

  115. Stoke eye £13.5m Yarmolenko

    Football

    Graham McGarry

    BBC Radio Stoke Sport

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says he wants to bring in one more "top-quality" player before the start of the season.

    The Potters have been active so far in the transfer window, bringing in seven new faces on permanent and loan deals.

    Andriy Yarmolenko

    Hughes is understood to be ready to break the club's transfer record by paying the £13.5m for the Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko after missing out on a couple of other big-name signings.

    "He's the level of player we're looking to bring in," said Hughes. "We're still hopeful of getting a player of real top quality if we can do that we'll be done for the window."

  116. Get involved - Sporting sickies

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    It's the Open today, and it's going to be a thrilling final day's play.

    But hang on, it's a Monday. Nightmare. You're supposed to be at work and can't watch the BBC's coverage.

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    Now we're not condoning you take the day off, obviously - we're the Beeb, we couldn't possibly do such an irresponsible thing - but we know that some of you have done it in the past.

    We want to know when. So tell us now the last time you took a sickie in order to watch sport.

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  117. Lambert exiting Anfield?

    Football gossip

    Daily Telegraph: Tony Pulis will make a £3m bid ‎for Rickie Lambert this week as he steps up his search for signings at West Bromwich Albion.

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    The paper reports that Pulis has prioritised a move for the Liverpool striker and will table a firm offer when he returns from the club's pre-season tour of the United States on Tuesday.

  118. Fancy a hug?

    Tennis

    Kim Sears really is a doting wife. I mean look at this.

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    When I return from my weekly five-a-side session with sweat staining my T-shirt, my wife refuses to go within five yards of me.

    Kim, however, is straight in for the embrace despite the fact that Andy surely can't be smelling too sweet after a three-hour match,

    We salute her, he's a lucky man.

  119. Magnificent Murray

    Tennis

    Andy Murray is heading off on a beach holiday today, and well deserved it is too.

    The Scot almost single-handedly led Great Britain to victory over France in the Davis Cup, not only winning two singles matches but a doubles too with brother Jamie.

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    Murray looked exhausted when trailing by a set and a break to France's Giles Simon yesterday, but he hit back to win 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-0.

    Britain will host Australia in the semi-finals on 18-20 September, with a venue to be chosen by early August. It will be the first time they've made the semis of the Davis Cup since 1981. Well done team.

  120. De Gea 'most important signing'

    Football

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport in Seattle

    Louis van Gaal's eyes tend to roll when he is asked about the future of David de Gea.

    Journalists covering Manchester United's tour of the United States are politely told none of De Gea's team-mates will make any comment about him, either.

    David De Gea and Louis van Gaal

    The reason is obvious, and encapsulated by Lou Macari, the former United striker who is on tour as part of the club's broadcasting arm.

    "We have made some good signings but I have always said the biggest and best one would be the goalkeeper," Macari told BBC Sport. "To lose someone like that would be a massive blow."

  121. Amateur leads the way

    Open Championship

    No doubting who the star of this year's Open Championship is - and it ain't Jordan Spieth.

    Granted the American may yet turn out to write a little piece of golfing history should he go on to win a third straight major of the year, but it is Paul Dunne - a 22-year-old amateur from Ireland - who has caught the public's imagination.

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    The graduate of the University of Alabama - the same school that Graeme McDowell attended - is one shot ahead of superstar Spieth, tied for the lead with Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Day.

    Not since 1930 has an amateur won The Open - and that was the immortal Bobby Jones.

    "It's surreal," said Dunne. "I hope that somebody took a picture of the leaderboard to send to me."

    In case they didn't, here you go Paul.

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  122. Olsson fit for Norwich

    Football

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk commentator

    Martin Olsson

    Martin Olsson has travelled with the Norwich City squad for a pre-season training camp in Germany after having shoulder surgery earlier in the summer.

    Youngsters Jacob Murphy and Harry Toffolo have also been included in the 25-man squad but Josh Murphy and recent signing Louis Thompson are with the under-21 squad at a separate camp in Austria.

    Striker Kyle Lafferty is the only player not to have travelled, with the Northern Ireland international recovering from a knee injury.

  123. Platini back for presidency

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    Uefa's Michel Platini has been asked by a majority of world football chiefs to stand for the Fifa presidency, BBC has learnt.

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    Together with his own confederation Platini is believed to have received assurances from Asia, South America and North, Central America and the Caribbean.

    Crucially however it's thought Platini has yet to decide if he will stand as a candidate.

  124. Magpies double swoop

    Football gossip

    Daily Mail: Newcastle are close to signing Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba for £7.5m, to follow the £13.5m signing of striker Aleksandar Mitrovic - also from Anderlecht,and also aged 20.

  125. The Great Escape

    Surfing

    Forget football, golf, the Ashes, and any other sport you can think of - there's no doubt what the story of the day is.

    This.

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    Australian surfer Mick Fanning had a remarkable escape after being attacked by two sharks during a major competition in South Africa.

    Competing in a live televised event in Jeffreys Bay, on the eastern Cape, three-time world champion Fanning was knocked off his surfboard by a huge shark and into the sea.

    "I was just sitting there and I felt something just get stuck in my leg rope, and I was kicking trying to get it away," Fanning told Fox Sports. "I just saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth."

    Not surprisingly, the tournament was called off soon afterwards. Watch what happened here.

  126. Di Maria on the move

    Football gossip

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    L'Equipe: Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria, 27, wants to join Paris St-Germain, but the Red Devils want £52m for the Argentine.

  127. 'I'm off' says Le Fondre

    Football

    Cardiff City striker Adam Le Fondre is on his way out of the Championship club.

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    The 28-year-old, signed from Reading in May 2014, spent the second half of 2014-15 on loan at Bolton after scoring just three times for the Bluebirds.

    "We've come to an agreement where I won't be playing my football at Cardiff anymore," the striker said. "I'm just waiting for the perfect opportunity and the right club for me to go to."

  128. Arsenal target City striker

    Football

    Arsenal are considering a move for 29-year-old Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, reports the Daily Star.

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    The paper says Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is worried his team are relying too heavily on Olivier Giroud up front, as Danny Welbeck continues to struggle with a knee injury.

  129. Pogba like Eiffel Tower

    Football

    Hats off to the Daily Telegraph for this Jose Mourinho image today.

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    We're no experts but we reckon they might have used photoshop there...

    There is a reason for such tomfoolery, after the Chelsea boss compared trying to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba to the Eiffel Tower.

    "I think everybody has an interest in Pogba," said Mourinho. "But there are things you can do and things you cannot do. I love the Eiffel Tower but I can't have it in my garden."

    Mourinho insists he will not be making a move for Pogba. So expect him to make a move for Pogba.

  130. Man Utd in armband tribute

    Football

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport in Seattle

    Manchester United will wear black armbands when they play MLS side San Jose Earthquakes on Tuesday.

    The gesture is in honour of a member of United's medical team, Gail Stephenson, who has died after a short illness.

    Stephenson was appointed by Sir Alex Ferguson as an orthoptist scientist and it was her who identified that United's grey shirts - famously ditched by the Scottish manager during a game at Southampton in 1996 - took longer for players to pick out during a match.

  131. Liverpool spend big

    Football

    This time last year they were signing Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert.

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    It's fair to say that didn't quite work out, so Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will be hoping this time he gets it right.

    The Reds have agreed a £32.5m with Aston Villa for Christian Benteke and as we speak Liverpool's club doctor is hot-footing it back to the UK from the team's tour of Australia to complete the new boy's medical.

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    Benteke, 24, joined Villa from Genk in 2012 for £7m, scoring 49 goals in 101 games.

    Liverpool made a move for the striker after receiving funds from the £49m sale of Raheem Sterling to Premier League rivals Manchester City.

  132. Another big day for Fifa

    Football

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    Sepp Blatter has arrived at Fifa's headquarters in Zurich ahead of a key meeting which will decide the date for an emergency congress.

    That meeting will see Blatter's successor as Fifa president elected and see all 209 member football associations vote on proposed reforms to the organisation.

    Blatter arrived just after 6.50am local time (05:50 BST), driving himself in a black Mercedes.

  133. Monday's papers

    Scottish Sun

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    A spot of news from north of the border.

  134. Monday's papers

    The Times

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    More cricket, plus Andy Murray raising his arms in triumph after steering Great Britain to a first Davis Cup semi-final since 1981, more of which shortly...

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    Daily Telegraph

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  136. Monday's papers

    The Mirror

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    Lots of photos in today's papers of England captain Alastair Cook looking like a broken man. Can't think why, after all his players batted so well under pressure...

  137. Morning all

    This chap is set to be the biggest mover today.

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    Christian Benteke is due to have a medical at Liverpool ahead of his £32.5m transfer from Aston Villa.

    We'll bring you all the latest breaking football news, as well as reaction to what was a terrific weekend of sport ... though not if you're a fan of England's cricket team.

    It's Monday, it's Sportsday, enjoy.