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Live Reporting

Patrick Jennings, Richard Winton and Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    Right then. That's it for another Sportsday, so we'll be seeing you.

    Make sure you keep across the cricket though - England have passed 250 with five wickets down in their second Test with Sri Lanka. 

    Follow that here.

    And later we'll also have live text commentary and radio coverage of the evening's international friendlies, with England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all in action.

    Until the next time.

    PS: Top work on the #geologybanter...

  2. A very special tour


    BBC World Service

    One last little clip from the always excellent Sportshour programme on the BBC World Service before closing time.  

    They've been hearing about the life-changing work of the Indian-based Young Champs Academy, whose residential scholarship gives children aged between 11 and 14 a dream footballing opportunity, saving some from a life on the streets.

    Have a listen below.

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    Video caption: Can one of the Young Champs academy make it back to the English Premier League as a pro?
  3. Fischer signs for Boro


    Middlesbrough confirm the signing of Danish 21-year-old winger Viktor Fischer on a three-year deal from Ajax. 

    The Teeside club, who won automatic promotion from the Championship this season, say he will join on for an undisclosed fee when the international transfer window opens on 9 June.

    Got to be happy with that Boro fans? I'm hearing good things...

  4. From Rooney and Rashford to Jeffers and Beattie

    England v Australia (19:45 BST)

    Marcus Rashford is expected to make his England debut this evening as Roy Hodgson's preparations for Euro 2016 continue with a friendly match against Australia (was the thinking that they play a bit like Wales?). 

    You may have seen it pointed out in the build-up to the game that Wayne Rooney made his full debut against the Australians, back in 2003. 

    He wasn't the only one... 

    Francis JEffers
    Image caption: Yes. Francis Jeffers was another.
    Image caption: And James Beattie. Sven Goran Eriksson was experimenting.
    Image caption: That's why he selected Paul Konchesky too, OK?

    Anyway, as experiments go, it wasn't exactly a success...

  5. Warming up on the lake of the gods


    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport at the Rowing World Cup in Lucerne

    Just 70 days until the Rio Olympics starts and the main medal contenders have had a little taste of what to expect after a warm day on the Rotsee lake, locally named as the 'Lake of the Gods' in the Swiss foothills.  It's been a successful day for the British team, with six crews winning their heats and seven already through to Sunday's finals. Impressive displays have come from the GB's men's four, who had a late swap because of illness, and the Olympic champion pair of Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, who reached Saturday's semi-finals. Today was the warm-up, Sunday promises to give a better indicator of what to expect in Brazil.   You can watch the finals on Sunday from 12:30 BST on BBC Two.

    Rowing at Rotsee lake
  6. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday, #ifiwasjose #geologybanter

    Yes. Some excellent ones coming in now.

    Rufous: I reckon Jose will diorite

    Mark Abbott: Jose MORAINE - low??

    Hanif Kapadia: Well nobody is perfect. Even Mourinho has his faults...  

    Ashley Nolan: Jose will be the bedrock that Utd so desperately need – a marble-lous appointment by the Glaciers.  

  7. Derby appoint Pearson as manager


    Derby have also confirmed Darren Wassall, who had been in charge of the club since the sacking of Paul Clement, will now return to his previous role as academy director.

    Chairman Mel Morris said: "We are delighted to welcome Nigel to the club. He is a proven winner, a highly experienced manager who has track record of success in the Championship and has also coached successfully in the Premier League.

    “It is also great to have Chris Powell back at the football club as our assistant manager. Chris is a top quality coach and gave us excellent service as a player. He will join Kevin Phillips and Pascal Zuberbuhler in the first-team coaching set-up.”

  8. Derby appoint Pearson as manager


    Here's some Nigel Pearson for you: "I am honoured to be named as the manager of Derby County, which is one of the biggest clubs in the country, a club in excellent shape and one with strong ambitions. It is firmly focused on achieving Premier League football.

    "I will give absolutely everything I have to this role and do all I can to bring exciting, entertaining and winning football which our supporters can be proud of.”

  9. Derby appoint Pearson as manager


    Pearson, 52, has agreed a three-year contract with Derby, who were beaten in the Championship play-offs by Hull this season. 

    And the former Leicester City, Southampton and Hull City boss will have Chris Powell as his assistant.

  10. BreakingDerby appoint Pearson as manager


  11. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday, #ifiwasjose, #geologybanter

    Some of these are good?

    Phillip Macauley: How long before Jose starts slating referees?..

    whereami: Mourinho or Van Gaal... Man Utd were stuck between a rock and a hard place.

    Sean Duffy:#Ifiwasjose I'd buy John Stones #geologybanter.. It's simple and a bit rubbish but am I a genius #bbcsportsday?  

  12. Where will you be watching?

    Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid (Sat, 19:45 BST)

    You can imagine there'll be a few nervous observers of the Champions League final over in Wales on Saturday...

    Defender James Collins included. He says he'll be watching "behind a cushion" hoping Real Madrid forward and international team-mate Gareth Bale doesn't get clattered.

    Bale was Wales' talisman in their Euro 2016 qualifiers and will be key to their hopes when the tournament finals begin in France next month.

    Head over here for the full story.

    Gareth Bale
  13. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday, #geologybanter

    Now then, we've had a bit more #geologybanter coming our way.

    I'm going to have to explain this aren't I? OK. When Arsenal signed Granit Xhaka (pronounced 'Jakka' by the way), quite a few people went for the obvious Granit/granite jokes...

    But there were a select few who reached higher. And Craig McCarthy you are one of them. 

    "Have United fans forgotten about Jose's last job already? Igneous is bliss, I guess." 

    Top work.

    Jose Mourinho
    Image caption: Having that Jose? Oh yes.
  14. Ready for play-off final weekend?


    • Hull v Sheffield Wednesday
    • Barnsley v Millwall
    • AFC Wimbledon v Plymouth

    The Football League season is poised for a dramatic climax as six teams aim to be promoted by winning their respective play-off finals at Wembley over the long weekend.

    Saturday's Championship showpiece between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday is worth an estimated £170m to the winners...


    Head over here for the stories behind each game.

  15. Get Involved


    Joel McInally: Has there ever been an athlete as talented and as great as Nadal that was so blighted by injury?   

  16. Nadal withdraws from French Open


  17. Nadal withdraws from French Open


  18. Nadal withdraws from French Open


    More from Rafael Nadal: "It's not broken, but if I continue to play it will be broken in a few days. 

    "This is a very bad position, but that's life. If this was not Roland Garros I probably wouldn't taken the risk of playing in the first couple of days."

  19. Nadal withdraws from French Open


    "I have a problem with my wrist," Nadal told reporters at a hurriedly arranged news conference.

    "Yesterday I played with an injection, I could play but yesterday night I started to feel more and more pain, and today I felt I could not move my wrist."   

  20. Nadal withdraws from French Open