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Jamie Lillywhite

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  1. Farewell

    So that is that. 

    It's been quite a busy Sportsday - and what about those reports about Serena Williams?

    Join us again at 08:00 BST on Thursday.

  2. On this day...


    In 2010 former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu was banned from football for nine months for failing an anti-doping test while playing for Fiorentina.

    Adrian Mutu
  3. Happy Birthday

    Maria Sharapova (tennis) - Russian who won Wimbledon in 2004, the 2006 US Open, the 2008 Australian Open and 2012 French Open, born 1987, turns 30.

    Dame Kelly Holmes (athletics) - Olympic champion at 800 metres and 1500m at the 2004 Athens Games, born 1970, is 47 today.

    Sue Barker (tennis) - British player who won the 1976 French Open, now a broadcaster, born 1956, is 61.

    BBC Commentator Sue Barker
  4. Happy Birthday

    Joe Hart (football) - The Manchester City and England goalkeeper who is on loan at Torino, born 1987, is 30 today.

    Trevor Francis (football) - The first one million footballer in Britain after moving to Nottingham Forest from Birmingham in 1979, also a former manager of QPR, Sheffield Wednesday, Birmingham and Crystal Palace, born 1954, is 63 today.

    Gabriel Heinze (football) - The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Argentina defender, born 1978, is celebrating his 39th birthday.

    Rivaldo (football) - Former Brazil, Barcelona and Milan playmaker and 1999 Fifa World Player of the Year, born 1972, is 45 today.  

    Rivaldo at Barcelona
  5. Sir Chris Hughton?

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    Video caption: Brighton promotion: Chris Hughton says he didn't expect Seagulls to be in this position

    After last season's heartache, the Seagulls have quickly rediscovered their love for football culminating in sealing promotion to the top flight for the first time in 34 years.

    Manager Hughton previously helped Newcastle to promotion back in 2010.

  6. Serena Williams 'is 20 weeks pregnant!'

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    The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion appears to have just made a huge announcement.

    So does that rule her out of the French Open and Wimbledon?

    Her fiance is Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

    BBC Sport app users click here to see the tweet

  7. Nadal overcomes Edmund's challenge

    Rafael Nadal

    It looked like the Monte Carlo Masters last-32 match would finish in quick time after multiple Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal waltzed through his first set against Britain's Kyle Edmund 6-0. However, the young Brit battled back to win the second 7-5.

    Sadly for "Eds" having broken the world number seven in the final set, the Spaniard hit back to take the decider 6-3, and victory.

  8. Essex and Durham differ on new city-based T20

    Essex players with their backs to the camera

    Essex have become the second county to announce their intention to stand against a new city-based Twenty20 competition, planned for 2020. 

    England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) rules need to be altered to remove the right of all 18 counties to play in the new tournament. 

    Essex follow Middlesex in their refusal to support the change. 

    But Durham chairman Sir Ian Botham said his county were fully committed in their support for the new tournament. 

    He said: "It's financially very sensible to do it and if we prepare properly and come up with the right formula throughout the summer - just look at the success of the Big Bash in Australia and the IPL - then it's proven that the format has great benefit." 

    Meanwhile, Essex chairman John Faragher said the County Championship, one-day and T20 competitions "must be protected".

  9. 'They’re the number one team for a reason'

    Lions squad named

    Here's more from England international Ben Te'o, who is asked by BBC Hereford and Worcester about the challenge of returning to his native New Zealand with the Lions this summer.

    "It’s not really any challenge in terms of going back to New Zealand," says the 30-year-old, who was born in Auckland. "The challenge is the task of playing the All Blacks. I respect them as a team, I’ve never played against them, but they’re the number one team for a reason. 

    "That’s exciting and it’s going to be a tough task, but I’m looking forward to going into camp, mixing with some new guys and world-class players and coaches.”    

    Ben Te'o
  10. Nadal edges ahead


    Watching Kyle Edmund is certainly a rollercoaster ride this afternoon and the 22-year-old Briton has lost serve again. It's 4-3 to Nadal now, the Spaniard serving.

  11. Answers to Wednesday's quiz (see 16:16)

    1 2005-06

    2 40

    3 Surrey

    4 Bridlington

    5 Four.

  12. Edmund hits back...again


    What a fight Kyle Edmund is putting up against the clay court maestro Rafael Nadal. Three break points and he sealed the game to love with the most majestic of forehands down the line. All square at 3-3 in the deciding set. Gripping stuff.

    Kyle Edmund
  13. More sporting honours from The Royal Family

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    Aside from Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill the other Great Briton to receive 'top honours' was British equestrian legend SIR Lee Pearson, who was knighted.

    Fellow rider Sophie Christiansen was made a CBE and cyclist Jody Cundy became an OBE.

  14. Nadal makes the break


    Oh Kyle Edmund. He had a break point for a 3-1 lead against the legendary Rafael Nadal but he has just lost his serve and now trails the Spaniard 3-2 in the deciding set in their Monte Carlo Masters second-round match.

  15. Quiz time

    1. In what season were Sunderland last relegated from the Premier League?

    2. This year's World Championship in snooker marks what anniversary of being it held at the Crucible Theatre?

    3. Scott Borthwick and Mark Stoneman swapped Durham for which other cricket county this year?

    4. Where does the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire start?

    5. How many runs would a batter score if they were to hit a grand slam in baseball? 

    Answers before we close at 17:00 BST.

  16. Remember this guy?


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    Video caption: Ben Smith ran an incredible sequence of 401 consecutive marathons

    Ben Smith has had a busy couple of years.

    In 2015 he started the 401 project - to run a marathon every day for 401 days - which he completed in October, 2016.

    His achievement earned him the Helen Rollason award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show.

    Ben will be the special guest of Darren Campbell and Mark Chapman in Radio 5 live's Get Inspired running special at 21:00 BST tonight ahead of the London Marathon on Sunday.

    They will also hear from Prince Harry - about how exercise helped him through mental health issues - and be joined by Dawn Nisbet, whose photograph of her finishing a parkrun went viral on social media.

  17. Arise Dame...

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    "Just your average Wednesday... what a fantastic day!"

    The words of former Olympic and three-time world heptathlon champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill who received her damehood from none other than the Duke of Cambridge, who might well have been a bit nervous too.

    Read more here.

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    Video caption: Ennis-Hill receives Damehood from Prince William
  18. Ex-world champ Robertson on top

    Graeme Dott

    Over at the Crucible, 2010 world champion Neil Robertson is 3-0 up against Thailand's Noppon Saengkham.

    Meanwhile, 2006 world champion Graeme Dott (pictured) leads two-time finalist Ali Carter 7-5.

    Follow the coverage here.

  19. Edmund levels with Nadal


    Britain's Kyle Edmund has levelled his match with clay court supremo Rafael Nadal. He lost the first set 6-0 in 28 minutes but has taken it to a decider by winning the second 7-5. 

  20. Southee bolsters Middlesex Blast campaign


    Staying with fast bowlers and New Zealand's Tim Southee is to join Middlesex for this season’s NatWest T20 Blast campaign.

    The 28-year-old will link up with compatriot Brendon McCullum as Middlesex’s second overseas signing.

    Tim Southee