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Summary

  1. Johan Cruyff dies of cancer at the age of 68
  2. The Dutchman played and coached for Ajax and Barcelona
  3. GET INVOLVED #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Matt Davis and Richard Winton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Wiggins on life, Rio and the worlds

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Bradley Wiggins

    In Bespoke, you can hear an exclusive interview with Sir Bradley Wiggins. He talks Rio, his daily life and his epic Madison win at the World Championships.

    Listen back here

  2. On this day...

    Rowing

    A drawing of the 1877 boat race
    Image caption: A drawing of the 1877 boat race

    1877: For the only time in history, the Oxford-Cambridge University Boat Race ended in a dead heat.

    You can watch this year's Boat Races on Sunday from 14:25 on BBC One.

  3. PSG in for Sturridge?

    Football

    Daniel Sturridge

    A lot of chatter this morning about Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.

    The Sun report that the England international is a £50m target for French champions Paris St-Germain.

    You can read more of Thursday's gossip here.

  4. Leicester City: the impossible team

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Leicester fans

    Listen back to this 5 live sport Special on the remarkable rise of Leicester City from the bottom to the top of the Premier League.

    We hear from Andy King, Gary Lineker and the man who wants to take Jamie Vardy to Hollywood.

  5. Happy Birthday to...

    Archie Gemmill

    Among those celebrating on Thursday are former Scotland international Archie Gemmill (69), whose slaloming run and chipped finish against the Netherlands in 1978 remains one of the World Cup's great goals.

    Also blowing out the candles are former England and Nottinghamshire off-spinner Graeme Swann (37), former Denver Broncos quarter-back Peyton Manning (40), Suning and Brazil midfielder Ramires (29) and Britain's two-time Paralympic 100m silver medallist Libby Clegg (26).

  6. 5 live Football Daily

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Danny Drinkwater

    Listen to an in-depth discussion of what has gone wrong this season at Aston Villa. Plus news of a massive blow for Manchester City and England, and hear from Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater.

  7. Djokovic says sorry

    Tennis

    Novak Djokovic has apologised to a number of leading female players - and spoken with Andy Murray - following his comments about equal pay in tennis.

    The world number one suggested on Sunday that male players should earn more as they generate more income.

    But the Serb says he has been in touch with fellow players, including Murray, who criticised his initial stance.

    Novak Djokovic
  8. A feisty affair

    Wales v Northern Ireland (19:45 GMT)

    Wales manager Chris Coleman is expecting a full-blooded derby against Northern Ireland tonight.

    But his side will be without several first-team players including Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davies and Hal Robson-Kanu.

    Northern Ireland are without defender Chris Baird and midfielder Chris Brunt, who will miss Euro 2016.

    "It will be a bit feisty and that's what we want," said Coleman.

    Gareth Bale
  9. Champions League set for makeover?

    Football

    One of the big talking points of the day is the proposed revamp to the Champions League. 

    The idea is to have more knockout rounds, followed by two 'super-league' groups of eight teams.

    You can read more on that here.

    neymar suarez and messi
  10. Thursday's papers

    The Telegraph run with England's close shave with Afghanistan while a Manchester United tour video is creating speculation about Louis van Gaal's future.

    Telegraph
  11. Thursday's papers

    The Mail report that Paris St-Germain are keen on signing Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge for £45m.

    Mail
  12. Thursday's papers

    The Champions League plans also feature in the Guardian.

    Guardian
  13. Thursday's papers

    Uefa's plan to revamp the Champions League is the big story in the Independent... more on that shortly.

    Independent
  14. Thursday's papers

    Same story on the back of the Metro but a cracking headline...

    Metro
  15. Thursday's papers

    The Mirror lead on Liverpool's £32.5m striker Christian Benteke, who claims he now regrets moving to Anfield last summer.

    Mirror
  16. Good morning

    There are just 78 day until Euro 2016 begins in France.

    Preparation is well and truly ramped up later on Thursday as Wales face Northern Ireland in Cardiff in a "Battle of Britain" encounter. 

    That match is one of nine international friendlies across the continent, including Czech Republic v Scotland.

    We will bring you build up to both games plus our usual sporting offerings and any breaking news.

    But first the papers...

    wales and northern ireland managers