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Live Reporting

By Richard Winton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Get Involved - worst dives



    After Marcelo's theatrical tumble when confronting Wolfsburg's Maximilian Arnold in last night's Champions League tie, we thought it would be fun to see what your worst (or best, depending on your viewpoint) dives were.

    We're automatically thinking Rivaldo and Jurgen Klinsmann, but we bet you can think of some more less obvious and more pronounced. 

    Get involved in the usual way via #worsteverdive, or on text on 81111.

  2. Brits too honest over diving - Lennon


    "Honesty is the best policy." Try telling that to Neil Lennon though.

    He's less than impressed with continental players and their attitude towards, let's say, the less gentlemanly aspects of the modern game (that's diving, to you and me).

    British teams are still too nice and Barcelona would "cut your throat in order to win a football match", the former Celtic manager said.

    Listen to the rest of the clip here or via the tweet below.

  3. Premier League news conferences


    Over in football land, seven top flight managers will face the media on Thursday. All times are BST and are, as ever, subject to delay...

    09:00 Arsenal, Everton

    09:45 West Ham

    13:00 Watford

    13:30 Crystal Palace

    14:00 Southampton

    14:30 Swansea

  4. Thursday at Aintree

    Horse Racing

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    Elsewhere, the Aintree festival kicks-off. Here's a rundown of what's happening on Thursday...

    10:00 Grand National field of 40 runners is finalised. Several leading contenders, including 2014 winner Pineau De Re, need withdrawals to make the cut

    13:40 The Merseyrail Manifesto Novices' Steeple Chase

    14:50 Betfred Bowl, including Cheltenham Gold Cup second and third-placed finishers Djakadam and Don Poli and faller Cue Card

    15:25 Aintree Hurdle, including Champion Hurdle winner Annie Power, and the next three home in the race at the Cheltenham Festival

    16:05 Fox Hunters' Chase - the first race at the 2016 meeting over the National fences

    More details can be found here

  5. The Masters


    The Masters

    While we are talking golf, the main event tees off this afternoon at 13:20 BST with the golfing world is bubbling with excitement in anticipation of the first major of the year. 

    Here are some of the key tee-off times and you can also read our comprehensive preview of the prestigious tournament as Jordan Spieth attempts to become the first man to win successive titles since Tiger Woods in 2002. 

    14:48: Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey (Eng), (a) Bryson DeChambeau

    18:06: Jason Day (Aus), Matt Kuchar, Ernie Els (SA)

    19:01: Martin Kaymer (Ger), Bill Haas, Rory McIlroy (NI) 

  6. The Masters


    Gary Player

    Also occurring overnight was more fun and japes at the Masters par-3 contest where there were holes-in-one aplenty. A record nine of them, in fact, including one for former winner Gary Player. 

  7. Shock and awe

    Wolfsburg 2-0 Real Madrid


    Elsewhere in the Champions League, Bundesliga side Wolfsburg caused a shock by beating Real Madrid 2-0 in the first leg of their quarter-final tie. 

    The game also saw Real Madrid defender Marcelo cause a stir after appearing to feign injury after a confrontation with Wolfsburg goalscorer Maximilian Arnold. Worth a look online somewhere, if only for its comedic value. 

  8. 'Aguero must be less honest'

    Football Daily Podcast

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Sergio Aguero

    After Manchester City's 2-2 draw in Paris, Danny Mills says Sergio Aguero could be more effective if he was less honest and more willing to go down when challenged.

    Listen here

  9. Favourites to progress?

    PSG 2-2 Manchester City

    In the Champions League, you may well have heard that Manchester City clawed themselves back from 2-1 down to draw 2-2 with Paris St-Germain.

    You can listen to radio highlights of the game right below. 

    Afterwards, City boss Manuel Pellegrini said that his team are not favourites to progress to the semi-finals despite scoring two away goals. 

  10. Metro

    Metro has details of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's trip back to former team Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League later on Thursday. The German says he will celebrate if the Reds score. 

  11. Guardian

    The Guardian also has details on Manchester's City European trip to the French capital, former Open champion Darren Clarke's view on Rory McIlory's Masters challenge, and also questions whether Fifa is very different under new president Gianni Infantino.

    The Guardian
  12. Sun

    The back page centres on Manchester City's Champions League draw with Paris St-Germain and has news on Rory McIlroy's masterplan for the Masters, as well as Wayne Rooney's return from injury. 

    The Sun
  13. Thursdays newspapers

    Before we get started, let's take a look at a few of the papers...

  14. Good morning

    Hello, good morning and welcome. It's a busy day in the sporting calendar ahead of a huge weekend. 

    Premier League football, the Masters, the Aintree Festival; there is a plenty to whet your appetite and we will keep you up to date of all events right here. 

    Saddle up and enjoy the ride.