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Summary

  1. Everton boss Martinez sacked
  2. Pochettino signs Spurs contract extension to 2021
  3. Five Premier League news conferences
  4. Adkins sacked by Sheffield United
  5. Tennis: Murray & Konta in action at Italian Open
  6. Get involved: Your club's season in a limerick - #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite and Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Pochettino and Roberto Martinez

    So that's it from us after what's been a very eventful Sportsday.

    After the relegation issues in the Premier League were sorted last night, it's been a tale of two bosses today.

    While Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino signed a new contract committing him to the club until 2021, Everton have sacked Roberto Martinez after three years in charge.

    We'll be back from 08:00 BST on Friday for a plethora of Premier League news conferences and all the key events and breaking stories. See you then and goodbye for now.

  2. Macklin retires from ring

    Boxing

    Matthew Macklin

    Former British and European middleweight champion Matthew Macklin has announced his retirement.

    The 33-year-old won 35 of his 41 professional fights, but lose three world title challenges against Felix Sturm, Sergio Martinez and Gennady Golovkin.

    "I wanted to know how good I was and test myself against the very best the sport had to offer and I can proudly say I did that," he said.

  3. Simpson to miss trophy parade

    Football

    Leicester defender Danny Simpson will miss the club's Premier League trophy parade on Monday after being placed under a curfew.

    Simpson, convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, will no longer have to complete unpaid work due to press intrusion.

    He denied strangling the mother of his child but was convicted last May.

    However, the 29-year-old's lawyer complained that journalists had found where he was carrying out his community service, making it impossible.

    A judge revoked the sentence and ruled he should serve a curfew instead.

    Danny Simpson
  4. France Euro 2016 squad to be announced

    Football

    John Bennett

    BBC World Service

    Anthony Martial

    France coach Didier Deschamps will announce his Euro 2016 squad live during the 8pm news bulletin on French TV channel TF1 tonight. 

    The likes of Dimitri Payet, N’Golo Kante, Hatem Ben Arfa and Olivier Giroud are facing nervous waits to discover if they’ll be in or out. 

    Christian Karembeu, a World Cup winner in 1998, told BBC World Service: “In our squad now we can expect surprises. 

    "I think we can't forget Dimitri Payet and Hatem Ben Arfa from the list. They have been great this season but I think we need to understand how Didier is managing the group, taking care of the collective. And in the end only the chosen ones will make it to the Euros in France.”

    “Anthony Martial will be important. In 1998 there was Thierry Henry and David Trezeguet and they were very young so we're counting on him."

  5. Martinez sacked by Everton

    Football

    As well as Roberto Martinez's relentless positivity (at least until the last few weeks), we'll miss seeing his stylish brown shoes on Premier League touchlines...  

    Roberto Martinez's brown shoes
  6. Everton awards night off

    Football

    Anyone heading for the Everton annual awards at St George's Hall... stand down - it's off.

    Think of all that money wasted on hired tuxedos...

  7. Get Involved - Everton sack Martinez

    #bbcsportsday

    Andrew Neill: I really hope De Boer is appointed Everton manager. Not coz I'm a Toffee but a Geordie hoping to retain Rafa :o)

    Anthony Wright: Sad that things haven't worked out for Martinez but definitely time for a change. I'd like to see Bilic in charge come August.

    Oludotun: Time for David Moyes to return and complete his project.

    Chris Henley: Never heard such propaganda in post-match press. How stupid did he think we were? Sick of hearing 'maturity' and 'phenomenal'.

    Tweet #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page. 

  8. Get Involved - your club's season in a limerick

    #bbcsportsday

    Lisa Geary has timed this perfectly:

    The young manager of Everton,

    At first he was loved by everyone,

    But it drove fans round the bend,

    When his team couldn't defend,

    Will De Boer be next at Everton?

  9. Everton sack Martinez

    Football

    Daily Telegraph chief sports writer Paul Hayward draws a parallel between the circumstances of Roberto Martinez's sacking and Jose Mourinho's departure from Chelsea...

  10. Everton sack Martinez

    Football

    Everton have released a statement after conforming the departure of manager Roberto Martinez:

    "The chairman and the board of directors would like to place on record their thanks for the dedication and commitment Roberto has shown during his three seasons with the club.

    "Roberto has been a great ambassador for the club, conducting himself, at all times, with the utmost integrity and dignity. He secured the club its highest ever Premier League points total, a place in the last 16 of the Europa League and appearances in both domestic cup semi-finals.

    "He has also played a key role in the development of several young players, managing their progression to the Everton first team and international honours."

    Roberto Martinez
  11. Everton sack Martinez

    Football

    It all started off so well...

  12. Everton confirm Martinez departure

    Football

    We've known for a while but Everton have now officially confirmed that manager Roberto Martinez has left the club...

  13. Wilder new Sheffield United boss

    Football

    Chris Wilder

    Chris Wilder has been given a three-year contract as he takes over at Sheffield United.

    He will be assisted by Alan Knill, his number two at Northampton.

    Speaking on behalf of the club's joint owners, Kevin McCabe said: "We are delighted to appoint Chris, he has a fantastic reputation. He understands the ethos of our club and is a modern 21st century manager."

    Wilder said: "Obviously, people know my connection with the club as a supporter and former player and I want Bramall Lane to return to be an intimidating place - I don't want the players to feel it is a burden, playing in front of 20,000 fans."

  14. BreakingWilder new Sheffield United boss

    Football

    Sheffield United have appointed Chris Wilder as their new manager after sacking Nigel Adkins earlier today.

    Wilder led Northampton to promotion from League Two this season.

  15. Brown charged with misconduct

    Football

    Phil Brown

    Southend boss Phil Brown has been charged with misconduct by the FA after calling for assistant referee Barry Gordon to be "struck off" for his role in awarding a penalty in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Bury.

    Ryan Lowe hit the winner after Sam McQueen was adjudged to have handled.  

    An FA statement said: "It is alleged that on five separate occasions from the 93rd minute through to 30mins after the game, his language and/or behaviour was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper. 

    "He has until 18:00 BST on 16 May to respond to the charge." 

  16. Where does Pellegrini go next?

    Swansea v Man City (Sunday, 15:00 BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City

    Enigmatic until the end.

    Little was known about Manuel Pellegrini the man when he arrived in Manchester - and not much more has been unearthed in the three years since his departure.

    Those who have worked with him say he has a tough streak - but he keeps it well hidden from the media.

    The interesting thing now - beyond making sure City get the point they need to secure a top four place at Swansea on Sunday - is where he is going to go next.

    In describing the Premier League as the "best in the world" safe to assume he would be quite keen to stay in it.

  17. Hamilton criticises Red Bull decision

    Spanish Grand Prix news conference

    World champion Lewis Hamilton doesn't think much of the Kvyat-Verstappen swap.

    The Briton believes Red Bull were wrong to demote Kvyat to Toro Rosso and replace him at Red Bull with teenager Verstappen.

    "It is a good opportunity for one, but for the other it is very unfortunate," says Hamilton. "Red Bull has done well in bringing young talent forward but they need to be aware that young drivers need time to progress.

    "There is so much to learn and a lot of pressure on the shoulders. To take a driver out of a team where he is comfortable, do I agree with it? That doesn't really matter but it is something I wouldn't have done."

    Lewis Hamilton
  18. I'll give my answers on the track - Kvyat

    Spanish Grand Prix news conference

    Spanish Grand Prix

    Talking about awkward... 

    At a news conference before this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, new Red Bull driver Max Verstappen (right) was sitting next to Daniil Kvyat, the man who went the opposite direction and was demoted from Red Bull to their sister team Toro Rosso.

    Kvyat said: "The decision was a bit of a shock but it is what it is. I have always given my best and I will try to give a loud answer on the track.

    "Toro Rosso is a team I very much like and they have given me a warm welcome. The goals are clear for the team and I will be giving my answers on the track." 

    Eighteen-year-old Verstappen felt Red Bull were not taking a gamble on promoting him. He added: "It was a bigger risk to be so young in F1 and I've handled it well. Now it is about getting used to a new car and the things I've done in the factory give me a lot of confidence."

  19. Everton sack Martinez

    Football

    Roberto Martinez

    A reminder of the big news of the day, Everton's sacking of Roberto Martinez after three years in charge.

    In case you were wondering, Everton have not officially confirmed the departure of Martinez.But it is only a matter of time.

    All quiet at the club at the moment, with nothing new on the Toffees' Twitter account for three hours.

    Mind you, they could just be getting ready for the club's annual awards tonight. 

    That's going to be rather awkward for all involved.

  20. Williams leaves Forest

    Football

    Nottingham Forest confirm that first-team coach Paul Williams, who took temporary charge of first-team affairs for the final 10 matches of the season, has left the club.

    Forest finished 16th in the Championship, with 55 points.