Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Manchester United news conference (17:30 BST)
  2. Real Madrid face Atletico in Champions League semi-final second leg (19:45 BST)
  3. Southampton host Arsenal in Premier League (19:45 BST)
  4. Rugby World Cup 2019 pool draw reaction
  5. England get France and Argentina, Ireland to play Scotland, Wales face Australia
  6. Get involved - #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Louise Gwilliam

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Post update

    Right, well that's it from me.

    Thanks for all your contributions today - we've had some truly ridiculous, hilarious and head-scratching entries for our birthday fives get involved.

    Shakespeare as a playmaker, the 'enigmatic' Kirsten Dunst up top, Shakin Stevens in goal and John Cleese teaming up with Glenn Hoddle have been some of the best.

    And if you're after some real football - head on over to our live pages for Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid and Southampton v Arsenal now.

    Goodbye.

  2. Birthday fives

    #bbcsportsday or text 81111

    Jerzy Dudek

    Daniel Law (23 March): Jerzy Dudek, Mo Farah, Chris Hoy, Joe Calzaghe and Fernando Hierro. Power and stamina in perfect harmony.

    Aditya Kumar (5 December): Anthony Martial, Luciano Vietto, Ross Barkley, Stephen Dobbie, Gareth MacAuley & Eddie "the eagle" Edwards.

    Eddie in goal surely?

    Anonymous (11 October): Rashiki (WWE) GK - obviously, Seamus Coleman - DEF, Sebastian Rode - MID, Bobby Charlton - AM, Rodney Marsh - up front.  

    Controversial. No place for rugby league legend James Lowes there I see. Guess he can call the shots from the bench.

  3. Premature celebrations

    Giro d'Italia 2017

    Fernando Gaviria

    Anyone remember Liverpool's 49ft bus adorned with 'Champions of Europe' in 2007? 

    The bus was kitted out rather too early and had to be sent to the scrap heap when AC Milan ran out 2-1 winners in the final.

    In the Giro d'Italia today Fernando Gaviria won stage five, but only after another rider celebrated 'winning' the stage with 6km to go.

    Luka Pibernik punched the air as he crossed the finish line - but the route looped back for another lap in Messina.

    He only appeared to realise his mistake after the peloton swept past. 

    Read the full result here.

  4. Birthday fives

    #bbcsportsday or text 81111

    Natalie Imbruglia

    Daniel Woods (12 July): Josiah Wedgwood (as GK), Luke Shaw, Mousa Dembele (Spurs), James Rodriguez and Christian Vieri.. unbeatable!

    Jason P (8 August): The Edge, Dustin Hoffman, Chris Eubank, Roger Federer and Nigel Mansell. All legends in their own right... oh and then LVG as coach.  

    SJN (4 Feb): Dan Quayle in Net, Brian Horton & Oscar De La Hoya safety at back, Alice Cooper roaming mid with Natalie Imbruglia up top!

    We've had a lot of decent entries today, I'm torn...

  5. Bartra back in training

    Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra has returned to full training, a month after being injured in a bomb attack on the German club's team bus.  

    The 26-year-old Spain international had surgery on his right hand and wrist following the blast, which happened ahead of a Champions League quarter-final tie against Monaco on 11 April.

    He completed a first training session back with his team-mates on Wednesday.

    View more on twitter

    App users may need to click the link to view the content.

  6. Get involved - Birthday Fives

    #bbcsportsday or text 81111

    I'll be ticking through the rest of today's best sporting stories before tonight's football double-header.

    Atletico Madrid face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, while Southampton take on Arsenal in the Premier League.

    And of course, I'll be taking a look at more of your birthday fives.

    If you missed it earlier, we're asking - who would make your 5-a-side team of people born on your birthday?

  7. Manchester United v Celta Vigo

    Manchester United news conference

    That's everything from Old Trafford.

    Jose Mourinho defended his decision to prioritise the Europa League over the Premier League, saying it was 'not a gamble'.

    And Wayne Rooney said Manchester United must focus on lifting the Europa League trophy as his side look to get back into the Champions League.

    Manchester United face Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-final tomorrow night at 20:05 BST.

    We'll bring you live text and radio commentary of that one on the BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 live.

  8. 'I have not thrown my toys'

    Wayne Rooney news conference

    Asked about his future at Manchester United, 31-year-old Rooney said: 

    "I've been at this club 13 years. I want to play football here.

    "The more I can play, the better for me and the more I feel I can help the team.

    "I have not thrown my toys out of the pram. This club will be successful under Jose Mourinho."  

  9. 'Big chance tomorrow night'

    Wayne Rooney news conference

    Next up - Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney

    On his side playing in the Europa League, Rooney said:

    "It is a long, hard competition - an opportunity to win a trophy and it is a big chance for us tomorrow night.

    "It is important to be back in Champions League. Realistically this will be difficult through the league."

  10. 'We're focusing on ourselves'

    Jose Mourinho news conference

    Jose Mourinho on Manchester United's Champions League hopes:

    "If we don't qualify for the CL, it's because we're not good enough for the CL."

    "We have just to focus on where we are and nobody has more motivation than I have to try and win tomorrow."  

  11. 'We will fight hard'

    Jose Mourinho news conference

    Jose Mourinho says it will be "very important" for Manchester United to reach the Europa League final.

    "To be in it would be very important to fight for the only trophy the club has never won before," he said.

    "We will do tomorrow what we have done since the start of the season which is to fight hard."

  12. Paul Pogba transfer subject of Fifa inquiry

    Paul Pogba

    Background on that Paul Pogba story in case you haven't heard.

    The 24-year-old's world-record transfer from Juventus to Manchester United last year is now the subject of a Fifa inquiry.  

    Football's world governing body has written to the Premier League club "to seek clarification on the deal".  

    A book published in Germany this week - The Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football - and reproduced in media reports, includes what it says is a breakdown of the Pogba fee and alleges his agent Mino Raiola earned £41m from the deal.  

  13. Post update

    Jose Mourinho news conference

  14. 'Not a gamble'

    Jose Mourinho news conference

    But after a short delay, the boss is up.

    When asked if it is a gamble to prioritise the Europa League over the Premier League, Jose Mourinho said: 

    "The situation is simple - 17 matches in seven weeks with 16 players is impossible. It was not a gamble, it was a simple decision. A decision based on common sense.

    "Since the moment we lost players and lost initially four of them in one week - Smalling, Jones, Rojo and Zlatan - in that moment and after that we lost boys who could be a good alternative. 

    "When we lost these players in a period of seven matches in seven weeks it was the impossible job. It was not a gamble but a consequence of the situation we are in."

  15. Football

    Manchester United news conference

  16. Funeral service held for Ugo Ehiogu

    Video content

    Video caption: Ugo Ehiogu: Football world remembers 'inspirational' player

    The funeral of former England defender Ugo Ehiogu took place in London this afternoon.

    The 44-year-old, who was Tottenham's Under-23s coach, died in hospital last month after suffering a cardiac arrest at the club's training ground.

    England manager Gareth Southgate, who played with Ehiogu at Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, was among the mourners at St Michael's Church, Highgate.

    He gave a heartfelt speech recalling his memories of his team-mate.  

    Villa team-mate and best man at his wedding, Dwight Yorke, helped carry his coffin into the church and said the service was an "amazing occasion".  

  17. Saints sign prop Van Wyk

    Rugby Union

    Francois van Wyk

    Northampton Saints have signed prop Francois van Wyk for the 2017-18 season from Super Rugby side Western Force.

    The loose-head has featured 12 times for Force in Super Rugby, having joined them from Western Province in 2014.

    "He's a strong scrummager and still relatively young for a front row forward," Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder told the club website.

  18. In case you missed it...

    Rugby World Cup 2019

    Eddie Jones

    Have England managed to find themselves in another group of death?

    Earlier today the draw took place for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

    England were drawn with France and Argentina in a tough Pool C for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

    Scotland and Ireland are together in Pool A, alongside the hosts.

    And Wales will face Australia in a repeat of the 2015 tournament, where both sides beat hosts England to qualify from the group stage, while Georgia join them in Pool D.

    Reigning world champions New Zealand will take on South Africa and Italy in Pool B.

  19. Post update

    We'll get back to your birthday fives in just a minute - we've had so many entries we just can't cope.

    But for now lets continue with a round-up of today's sporting news.

  20. Man Utd's cake walk?

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport at Old Trafford

    Manchester United

    I couldn't resist?

    This was actually provided by Uefa for the media ahead of the Manchester United press conference for tomorrow's Europa League semi-final second-leg with Celta Vigo at Old Trafford.

    United lead 1-0 from last week's first-leg. The winner to play Ajax or Lyon in the final in Sweden.

    Now that's something to get your teeth into.