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Summary

  1. Tottenham's Dembele accepts violent conduct charge
  2. Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss Euro 2016 with knee injury
  3. 13 Premier League news conferences
  4. Andy Murray beats Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-2 in Madrid Open QFs
  5. Get involved: Best & worst pre-match entertainment - #bbcsportsday

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By Phil Dawkes and Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

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Joey Barton says Burnley unafraid of Premier League
Burnley midfielder Joey Barton says the Clarets will not be afraid of the Premier League after promotion from the Championship was guaranteed last weekend.
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Uefa defends its decision to host the Europa League final between Liverpool and Sevilla at the 35,000-seater St Jakob Park.

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Thanks and goodbye

That is all from Sportsday for today. We'll be back on Monday at 08:00 BST with a load more news of the sporting variety.

In the meantime, there's loads of sport on this weekend. Fill your boots.

'Last of the posh boys'

Rowing

Constantine Louloudis
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His grandfather was a Viscount, his mother is a lady-in-waiting for Princess Anne, and a portrait of himself hangs in a dusty hall at Eton. 

Meet Constantine Louloudis, rowing's 'last of the posh boys'.

Read more here.

O'Sullivan receives OBE

Snooker

Congratulations Ronnie O'Sullivan OBE, honoured by The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace today!

Congratulations Ronnie O'Sullivan OBE, honoured by The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace today!

More trouble at FC United of Manchester

Football

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

The problems at National League North outfit FC United of Manchester have escalated.

Three more long-standing board members have confirmed they are standing down with immediate effect, citing an escalation of what they view as a campaign to get rid of them.

A statement released on behalf of Mike Sherrard, Kate Ramsey and Des Lynch also says staff members and volunteers have come to "fear for their own safety".

"The actions of some members, and non-members, fly in the face of the democratic principles our club is founded on and have no place in civilised society," said the statement.

FC United's final home game of the season was halted for five minutes due to a demonstration against the board.

Three board members have already resigned, with general manager Andy Walsh announcing his intention to stand down at the end of the month.

Critics have claimed FC United has been run against the democratic principles on which it was founded.

The club's board have denied this.

Villa negotiations ongoing

Football

Villa Park
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Aston Villa have released a statement regarding negotiations to sell the club.

In it, chairman Steve Hollis says: "We are in very constructive negotiations which could lead to the sale of the club to a new owner.

"There has been no shortage of parties who would like to own Aston Villa but our negotiations are now with those parties that we believe will have the passion and ambition to return the Club to winning the highest honours in European football.

"The appointment of the manager is at this time inextricably linked to the current negotiations."

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We asked for your tales of pre-match entertainment, be it good, bad or awful... and we also want to know which singer you'd book to perform at your club and what they'd sing.

Graham Auld: Oct 2000 the date, Adams Park the venue - LIONEL RICHIE the appearance - pretty random!!

Baron: Would like Adele at the Emirates: "Hello, [Arsene]. I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to quit."

Crowd Control: A apt song for my club Aston Villa - Beck - Loser.

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A day in the life of a diabetic rugby pro

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Worcester Warriors full-back Chris Pennell
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Chris Pennell will be lining up for Worcester Warriors as they take on top-of-the-table Saracens in the Premiership on Saturday - despite being a type 1 diabetic.

Follow this link to watch an exclusive Get Inspired video in which Chris takes us through a day in his life as a professional rugby player with diabetes.

Arthur named Pakistan coach

Cricket

Mickey Arthur
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Pakistan have appointed former Australia coach Mickey Arthur as their new head coach. Arthur succeed's Waqar Younis, who resigned last month.

South African Arthur, 47, is expected to begin his new role at the end of this month.

Points system 'nonsense'

Cricket

Michael Vaughan
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Former England captain Michael Vaughan has described plans to introduce a points system for the summer series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka as a "nonsense".

It is expected that a system will be introduced to award points for Tests, one-day internationals and Twenty20 with an overall winner decided.

"It's an over-complication that is not needed," said Vaughan. 

"I think it is nonsense. Sometimes too many brains around the room complicate it.

"What you are going to have is 45 players on a podium at the end of the series."

Wright keeps Premier League hopes alive

Darts

Peter Wright
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Peter Wright kept his hopes of reaching the Premier League play-offs alive after beating James Wade in Manchester. 

The Scot's 7-1 victory puts him just one point behind Adrian Lewis, who still occupies the final play-off spot despite a 7-2 defeat by Phil Taylor.

Gary Anderson beat Robert Thornton 7-1 to qualify and will join Michael van Gerwen, who won 7-2 against Raymond van Barneveld, and Taylor in the play-offs. 

Rotterdam hosts the event for the first time next week, with the play-offs in London on 19 May.

Lennox Lewis: Khan has a great chance

Boxing

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Lewis says Amir Khan has a 'great chance' to win his fight against Saul Alvarez.

Lennox Lewis says Amir Khan has a 'great chance' to win his fight against Saul Alvarez.

Khan faces the Mexican in their WBC middleweight title fight in Las Vegas on Saturday.

And former world heavyweight champion and Olympic gold medallist Lennox Lewis believes this is a big chance for the Brit to take his place in the hierarchy of British boxing.

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Forest transfer embargo to end - Fawaz

Football

Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi says the Football League has confirmed that the club are set to come out of their transfer embargo. 

The Championship's side's chairman said on Twitter: "Good news - the Football League has confirmed the transfer embargo will be lifted."

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#bbcsportsday pre-match in the 80s @LUFC the mascot would take shots at Mervyn Day, that was until Vinny arrived!!

#bbcsportsday pre-match in the 80s @LUFC the mascot would take shots at Mervyn Day, that was until Vinny arrived!!

From Robbie Savage (14:50 entry) to the downright savage... poor lad.

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Khan lacks "killer instinct"

Boxing

Amir Khan and Virgil Hunter
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Amir Khan faces the toughest fight of his professional career on Saturday when he takes on Mexico's Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas.

However, the Bolton fighter's trainer, Virgil Hunter, admits his charge lacks "killer instinct".

"Killer instinct has to be in you, you can't call it up," said Hunter.

"You see some kids in the gym and they want to hurt somebody. That's killer instinct.

"If they get beaten up they're back the next day, with a vengeance. That's a trait."

Khan, 29, is moving up two weights to challenge his Mexican rival for the WBC middleweight title at the T-Mobile Arena.

If Khan won, he would be only the third ex-light-welterweight world champion to win a middleweight world title.

European Championships

Rowing

Alistair Magowan

BBC Sport at the European Rowing Championships in Brandenburg

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Alistair Magowan

"Warm and breezy here in former east Germany, 90km west of Berlin, as crews get an early sighter of how their rivals are faring ahead of the Rio Olympics in three months' time.

"It's been a straightforward day for Great Britain as the women's pair Helen Glover and Heather Stanning and the men's four cruised through to Sunday's finals. The women's eight also impressed with only four of GB's 16 crews now having to battle through via the repechage.

"Catching up with GB coach Jurgen Grobler after he addressed the men's eight crew, his biggest concern seemed to be the cross wind which can put boats off course. That could be a factor come Sunday with all the action live on the BBC Red Button from 09:30 BST."    

Oxlade-Chamberlain injury 'very sad'

Football

More now on Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain being ruled out of Euro 2016, with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger explaining how the England midfielder suffered a major setback as he tried to return from a knee injury.

"He was quite physically ready and strong in training and was planning to play on Tuesday and got injured on Monday morning," Wenger said.

"You want a guy at 22 years of age to go to the European Championships. 

"It's very sad. He's an impact player as well so could have made a big contribution to England's success."

Queen's horse wins at Chester

Horse racing

Frank Keogh

BBC Sport

There was a Royal winner at Chester’s May meeting as Dartmouth claimed the Ormonde Stakes

The evens favourite, owned by The Queen, won under jockey Ryan Moore for trainer Sir Michael Stoute.

You can check out all the latest racing results on the BBC Sport website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/uk-ireland/results

Leicester are having a party...

... and everyone is invited.

Leicester City confirm victory parade will take place on Monday 16th May, starting at 6pm from Jubilee Square.

Leicester City confirm victory parade will take place on Monday 16th May, starting at 6pm from Jubilee Square.

Bocelli: I called Ranieri and offered to sing for Leicester

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Andrea Bocelli will perform for Leicester City fans at the King Power Stadium.

Andrea Bocelli will perform for Leicester City fans at the King Power Stadium.

The world renowned tenor will perform for the Premier League title-winners on Saturday before their game against Everton.

Bocelli said "I've followed the story of Leicester for months, I love this beautiful story".

He said he called Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri and offered to sing in the "big fiesta".

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Payne to ride at Ascot

Horse Racing

Michelle Payne
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Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, has revealed she is set to ride at Royal Ascot for the first time nextmonth.

"I've been as a spectator before and this year I'm really hopeful of getting a ride," she told BBC Sport.

Trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam said she has two potential mounts earmarked for her 30-year-old fellow Australian.

Payne could ride Solar Deity in the Royal Hunt Cup, and The Twisler in the Gold Cup on Ladies' Day.

Setback for Ennis-Hill

Athletics

Jessica Ennis-Hill
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Jessica Ennis-Hill has suffered a setback in her build-up to the Rio Olympics after being forced to withdraw from next month's prestigious Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, Austria. 

The 30-year-old has not sufficiently recovered from a recurrence of her long-standing Achilles problem which saw her withdraw from the World Indoor Championships in Portland in March.

Fellow Britons Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Morgan Lake are both set to compete in Gotzis as they bid to achieve the qualifying standard required to join Ennis-Hill in Rio. 

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Robbie's Strictly routine at Madjeski. He missed intro. Fans sang "you dont know what you're doing." #bbcsportsday

Robbie's Strictly routine at Madjeski. He missed intro. Fans sang "you dont know what you're doing." #bbcsportsday

Outstanding effort from Mark... we want to hear more of your tales from pre-match entertainment - good, bad and Savage.

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Aston Villa news conference

Aston Villa v Newcastle (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Championship-bound Aston Villa haven't picked up a point since the start of February. They came mighty close against Watford last weekend, but two late Troy Deeney goals ruined that. 

This weekend Sunderland and Norwich - the other clubs in the bottom three - will be hoping they can end their losing streak when they host Newcastle.

"The Watford performance gives me encouragement – but not getting the win was difficult to take," said Villa boss Eric Black. "We have to ensure more of the same performance-wise on Saturday and give something back to the fans.

"Newcastle have exceptional players with an exceptional manager who has managed at the highest level."

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Andrea Bocelli will be singing before Leicester's game against Everton on Saturday but Jonathan Hind wishes the Italian opera singer was performing at Goodison...

Jonathan Hind: Would love to see Andrea Bocelli at Goodison singing "Time To Say Goodbye" to Roberto Martinez. 

Ouch...

More from Jonathan: Random guests at Everton: Phil 'the Power' Taylor, Mr Testicles, The Drifters, Roy Jones Jr. At Goodison announcer said: "Special guest....the one, the only..." long pause........"Esther Rantzen".

We asked for your tales of pre-match entertainment, be it good, bad or awful... and we also want to know which singer you'd book to perform at your club and what they'd sing.

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Southampton news conference

Tottenham v Southampton (Sun, 13:30 BST)

Ronald Koeman says it would be a "big achievement" if his side can claim at least four points between now and the end of the season and beat their record Premier League points haul from last season.

With his team seventh in the league, he also says he was delighted by Liverpool's Europa League semi-final victory on Thursday because it potentially increases Southampton's chances of qualifying for the competition next season.

Koeman also says the gap between the richest clubs and the rest in the Premier League has closed.  

He adds: "What you see in the Premier league now is that there is not a big difference... that gap is not so big and that gap is showed by Leicester, by West Ham and by Southampton last season and this season.

"The achievement of Leicester is great for football."

Southampton news conference

Tottenham v Southampton (Sun, 13:30 BST)

Ronald Koeman is asked about his own future at Southampton and says it will be discussed after the end of the season.

"I had a short talk yesterday afternoon about the future and said 'let's have a coffee and a talk after the Crystal Palace game'.

"Everybody knows that I have one year left on my contract. If the club wants to talk about that, I listen."

When it's put to him that it's nice to be wanted by Southampton and other clubs, he responds: "It's nice to be wanted by Southampton."

West Ham sign Dragonn

Football

West Ham have announced a surprise, and very modern, signing. Sean Allen, better known as Dragonn, has joined the Hammers as their official e-sports player. They've even given him a squad number - 50.

Here is what Slaven Bilic has had to say: This is a big move for West Ham United,” he said. “I have heard that Sean is a big player in the e-sports arena so I am delighted that we have managed to secure his services.

“I hope he can now go on to represent the club with pride across the globe - he will certainly have the support of all the lads whenever he dons the claret and blue.”

West Ham United are happy to announce the signing of e-sports star Sean 'Dragonn' Allen ➡️ wes.hm/esp0605

West Ham United are happy to announce the signing of e-sports star Sean 'Dragonn' Allen ➡️ wes.hm/esp0605

Southampton news conference

Tottenham v Southampton (Sun, 13:30 BST)

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says he expects Tottenham to react well to the disappointment on missing out on the Premier League title.

The Dutchman adds: "I expect them to be strong. Of course they had maybe a little bit of disappoint last Monday. It was a tough match [against Chelsea] and maybe both teams were a little bit too worked up in that game."

Koeman believes Sunday's game at White Hart Lane will be a very different spectacle.

"In my opinion, some teams play fantastic football: one of them is Tottenham and one of them is Southampton and that makes it nice because it's all about football."

Southampton news conference

Tottenham v Southampton (Sun, 13:30 BST)

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is facing the media and starts by confirming that he has no fresh injury worries and has a full squad to choose from.

After the 4-2 win over Manchester City last Sunday, Koeman says the mood at the seventh-placed club is "very good", adding: "The way that we won the game, the last period of the season the team is full of confidence.

"We are keeping the belief to fight for Europe and still we are in charge of that."

Watford news conference

Liverpool v Watford (Sunday, 16:00 BST)

Geoff Doyle

BBC Three Counties Radio sport

"Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores is an admirer of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as he attempts to do the double over him when the sides meet at Anfield. The Hornets beat the Europa League finalists 3-0 in December. 

'He (Klopp) was worried. They hadn’t played well but I told him they would be ok. You need time and have belief in your manager. I love this coach and the way he manages and coaches players.  

'It’s possible they will change their team but if so it will be the same idea with different players. They play quickly, get players in the box, love to run, have lots of speed and are clever.'"

Watford news conference

Liverpool v Watford (Sunday, 16:00 BST)

Geoff Doyle

BBC Three Counties Radio sport

"Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores is preparing for a noisy Anfield on Sunday when his team play Liverpool. 

"Flores watched them beat Villarreal last night in the Europa League and has experienced a night like that himself when his Atletico Madrid team played them there in a semi-final: 'It was an amazing experience. I remember perfectly how we suffered at Anfield until we got the pass to the final. 

'I know what the atmosphere at Anfield will be like. It will be very tough and they are really happy now with the performance of the team so we need to take care.'"      

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Mike Tyson turning up at Peterboro' before a friendly v. WHU in 2010 was both entertaining & surreal! #bbcsportsday

Mike Tyson turning up at Peterboro' before a friendly v. WHU in 2010 was both entertaining & surreal! #bbcsportsday

With opera singer Andrea Bocelli due to perform at Leicester's title celebrations on Saturday, we want your tales of pre-match entertainment, be it good, bad or awful... and we also want to know which singer you'd book to perform at your club and what they'd sing.

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Man City news conference

Man City v Arsenal (Sunday, 16:00 BST)

Manchester City were knocked out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage this week. But Manuel Pellegrini is determined to end his reign by securing them another stab at the competition next season...

"I think it is very important to be in the Champions League. I want to finish in the best way. We deserve to play in Champions League next year because we have always been in the top four this season. 

"It is not easy to reach semi-final of Champions League and keep your mind on the Premier League. Apart from Southampton game we did that. In the last five games, we have won four and lost one. 

"This season for a lot of media, it finished on 1 February when people started talking about next season, who was leaving and who was staying. The players have had to read that."

Dembele faces at least three-game ban

Football

Dembele and Diego Costa
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After accepting an FA charge of violent conduct, Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is likely to face at least a three-game ban after appearing to eye-gouge Chelsea striker Diego Costa on Monday.

Tottenham were shown nine yellow cards during a stormy 2-2 draw, the most by a single team in a match in Premier League history.

Spurs needed to beat Chelsea to retain hopes of winning the Premier League, but squandered a two-goal lead which saw Leicester crowned champions for the first time in their history.

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Man City v Arsenal (Sunday, 16:00 BST)

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Info for fans traveling to Man City (a): iPads are banned from the Etihad. Supporters' guide arsn.al/S6mukJ

Tottenham news conference

Tottenham v Southampton (Sunday, 13:30 BST)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been addressing the media today. He has had this to say about Monday's draw at Chelsea, during which there were a number of melees involving players...

"All the people that play football knows situations like Monday can happen. Maybe we agree in theory but to apply this is difficult. 

"When you play for the title it is difficult to keep calm. I feel proud of my players. We show big character. Sometimes you cross the line and if you do that you need to pay. 

"It is a good lesson for us. We need to learn a lot for next season. We will be stronger next season."

BreakingDembele accepts violent conduct charge

Football

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has accepted an FA violent conduct charge for his apparent eye gouge on Chelsea striker Diego Costa on Monday at Stamford Bridge.

Norwich news conference

Norwich v Man Utd (Saturday, 12:45 BST)

Norwich celebrate
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Norwich boss Alex Neil is hoping for a repeat of his side's win at Manchester United earlier this season when they host the Red Devils on Saturday...

"What we need to do is react again and get out of the bottom three," he said. "We've got big game experience and that'll help us.

"We went to Old Trafford and won so that gives us belief. We just need to take our chances, play well and replicate that."