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By Patrick Jennings and Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Right then, that is pretty much it from Sportsday, but we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 BST. 

    In the meantime there's two Champions League quarter-final first-legs to see through: 

    • Barcelona v Atletico Madrid
    • Bayern Munich v Benfica

    We'll have live text commentary from 18:30, so why not join us then?

  2. If I win the Masters, I can retire happy - McIlroy

    Golf

    Stephen Watson

    BBC Sport Northern Ireland at Augusta

    Rory McIlroy believes he can "retire happy" if he wins the Masters this week at Augusta.

    The coveted green jacket presented to the champion is the only big thing missing from his impressive golfing CV.

    McIlroy, about to play in his eighth successive Masters, has won the sport's other three major events, and wants to complete the set, which only a handful of golfers have achieved.

    "If I can win a green jacket and become just the sixth player in history to win a Grand Slam, then I would retire happy knowing I have joined an exclusive list," said the world number three.

    "Every year I go to Augusta and haven't won, the pressure will build and build. Hopefully I can get that little monkey off my back, and then I'd just free-wheel it after that."

    Plenty more over here.

    Rory McIlroy
  3. Champions League build-up

    Bayern Munich v Benfica (19:45 BST)

    Those Benfica fans are still in fine form over in Munich by the way...

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    The best in the world? What about the Braintree following?! They're on their way to Barrow and back (see 15:44).  

  4. #MyGoldenOldiesXI

    VB: Anytime you can pair Baresi and Maldini you're golden. Need to fit the Divine Ponytail in there. Baggio was godlike.

    Adham Bakry: Can't believe no one has mentioned A. Del Piero!

    Alan Clark: Gordon Strachan must figure in there somewhere, played in Premier League until 40. Won FWA Footballer of the Year at 34 with Leeds.

  5. Champions League build-up

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (19:45 BST)

    Barcelona may well have been beaten by Real Madrid on Saturday but they're still in the hunt for five trophies this season. 

    Their Champions League quarter-final with Atletico Madrid will be tricky, but Gerard Pique's already thinking about the final. Who does he want to face? Real again. Revenge is very much on his mind...

    Gerard Pique
  6. Matteo and his fans

    Football

    To be honest I'm disappointed to see such a messy table. Those candles need room to work the space.

  7. Morris to leave Leicester Tigers

    Rugby Union

    Niall Morris in action for Leicester Tigers

    Injury-plagued back Niall Morris is to leave Leicester Tigers at the end of the Premiership season.

    The 27-year-old has not played a game this season, with his efforts to return from a broken ankle suffered in last term's semi-final defeat by Bath hampered by a foot problem.

    Morris has scored 18 tries in 75 games since joining from Leinster in 2011.

    "He's out of contract at the end of the season and he will move on," director of rugby Richard Cockerill said.

  8. Get Involved - #MyGoldenOldiesXI

    Football

    A logical conclusion...

  9. Did you say bees?

    Football

    St Pauli bees

    What comes to mind when you think of German club St Pauli? 

    Their skull-and-crossbones logo? The left-wing stance against racism, sexism, fascism and homophobia? What about the declining bee population?

    The German second division side have now started producing honey, to raise awareness about the plight of our buzzy buddies.

    "Others have balconies to celebrate championships and we have them for the bees," said managing director Andreas Rettig.

    There's more over here.

  10. Retired police chief to lead Ukad review

    Doping in sport

    A recently retired police officer has been appointed by the UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) board to lead the independent review into Ukad’s handling of intelligence in relation to Dr Mark Bonar.

    Andy Ward, who was assistant chief constable of Merseyside Police until January, will investigate why Ukad did not pursue allegations against Bonar or pass the information on to the General Medical Council.

    According to a Sunday Times investigation, Bonar - a London-based private doctor - charged sports stars, including Premier League footballers, thousands of pounds for drug programmes.  

    Bonar has denied any wrongdoing.

  11. Champions League build-up

    Bayern Munich v Benfica (19:45 BST)

    They're not wanting for support then, but how do we rate Benfica's chances?  

    Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola seemingly rates them quite highly. 

    "I don't feel like we're favourites," said the future Manchester City manager, who reckons the Portuguese side have "perhaps the best defence in Europe".   

    Head over here for Pep's thoughts in full.

    Guardiola
  12. Derbyshire's red card rescinded

    Football

    Matt Derbyshire

    Rotherham striker Matt Derbyshire wins his appeal against the red card he picked up in Saturday's game with Leeds United.

    The 29-year-old was dismissed in the second half of his side's 2-1 win for elbowing Gaetano Berardi.

    The former Blackburn man would have faced a three-match ban had the red card not been rescinded.

    Derbyshire, who has scored six goals this season, is now eligible to play against Bristol City on Tuesday.

  13. The long and winding road

    Football

    Braintree to Barrow
    Image caption: A 620-mile round trip assuming they're planning on coming back (with the three points) then. Impressive, impressive stuff.
  14. A day of celebration?

    Football

    Wes Morgan and Leicester City players celebrate

    With a seven-point lead, Leicester fans must be dreaming of seeing their side lift the Premier League trophy next month - and they can now plan a time when it could well happen.

    The Foxes' final home game of the season - against Everton on Saturday, 7 May - will kick-off at 17:30 BST after it was moved for live TV coverage.

    Win every game between now and then, and that's when they'll get the trophy. Not that we are tempting fate in any way.

    Second-placed Tottenham will host Southampton the following day at 13:30, while Manchester City entertain Arsenal at 16:00.

  15. Twitter agrees live NFL deal

    American Football

    Twitter has agreed a deal to broadcast Thursday night NFL games online across the world for free.

    Twitter was bidding against a number of companies, including Verizon, Yahoo and Amazon, to win the rights. Facebook dropped out of the bidding last week.

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed the deal, though the social network service is yet to comment.

    The NFL signed a multi-year partnership with Twitter last year to deliver video and other content to fans daily.

    An NFL game
  16. Your Masters guide

    Golf

    Don't know your green jackets from your blooming azaleas? Never heard of Amen Corner? 

    World number one Jason Day, Jordan Spieth - bidding to become the first man to defend the title since Tiger Woods in 2002 - and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy head the field in the year's first major. 

    And it all gets going on Thursday. Head over here for a very handy guide to all things the Masters.

    Golf at the Masters
  17. Get involved - Giggs your favourite golden oldie

    Football

    Ryan Giggs

    Thanks again to all of you who cast your vote to decide your favourite footballing golden oldie. 

    The results are in and... drum roll, please... the winner is Ryan Giggs.

    With 963 first-team appearances for Manchester United from 1991-2014, it's hard to quibble with that.

    Of 11,678 votes cast, Giggs topped the poll with 3,431.

    The full breakdown for our 10 choices is:

    1. Ryan Giggs, 3,431 votes

    2. Dennis Bergkamp, 2,455

    3. Paolo Maldini, 1,162

    4. Francesco Totti, 952

    5. Sir Stanley Matthews, 928 

    6. Teddy Sheringham, 726

    7. Gary McAllister, 656

    8. Roger Milla, 565

    9. Peter Shilton, 417

    10. Paul McGrath, 386 

  18. Prosecutor wants jail sentence for Conte

    Football

    Antonio Conte

    An Italian prosecutor requests a six-month suspended jail sentence for Antonio Conte over his alleged role in match-fixing, the Italy manager's lawyer has said. 

    Conte, who denies any wrongdoing, is accused of "sporting fraud" by prosecutors in the city of Cremona. The case focuses on 2011 when he was in charge of Siena in Serie B. 

    The 46-year-old ex-Juventus boss agreed a deal on Monday to manage Premier League side Chelsea after Euro 2016.

    Head over here for the full story.