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26 June 2012 Last updated at 19:14

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    You can follow the rest of the Murray-Davydenko match via our Wimbledon live text commentary service on the BBC Sport website, as well as on BBC TV and radio. But that's it from us at Sportsday Live for today. Thanks for all your tweets as ever - we'll see you in the morning.

  2. 1855:  
    TENNIS

    Andy Murray has taken the second set against Nikolay Davydenko at Wimbledon to lead 6-1 6-1.

  3. 1852:  
    EURO 2012

    Portugal beat Spain 4-0 the last time the two sides met, in a Lisbon friendly in November 2010. Unsurprisingly, Portugal's coach Paulo Bento does not expect a repeat tomorrow:

    "A lot of players that played against them two years ago are in this squad, but it will be a totally different game," he says. "The history is different and the two teams on the pitch will be different."

  4. 1848:  
    EURO 2012

    Andrea Pirlo sees Germany as being far more of a threat to Italy than England were. Speaking ahead of Thursday's semi-final in Warsaw, he says:

    "Unlike England, Germany can create many threats to our defence but if we have come here to win the Euros we need to win this match."

  5. 1839:  
    TENNIS

    And James Ward is through in the men's singles, thanks to a 4-6 6-0 3-6 6-3 6-3 win over Pablo Andujar of Spain.

  6. 1838:  
    TENNIS

    More good news for the British hopes at Wimbledon. Elena Baltacha has won her first-round match against Italy's Karin Knapp 4-6 6-4 6-0.

  7. 1830:  
    TENNIS

    Andy Murray is on his way at Wimbledon. He has won the opening set 6-1 in his first-round match against Nikolay Davydenko on Centre Court. Follow the action on BBC TV, radio and online. There's live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  8.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Some more of your Spain-Portugal thoughts. Keep them coming via Twitter, using the hashtag #bbcfootball

    Joe Stocks on Twitter: "What are the odds on a second-half hat-trick from Casillas?"

    Kanayo Umeogu on Twitter: "Would only love Portugal to win the Euros, just so the best player debate is settled once and for all."

  9. 1828:  

    By the way, you can catch up on the best of today's action on Sportsday Live by hitting refresh and clicking on the video at the top of the screen.

  10. 1822:   
    BBC Radio 5 live CYCLING

    Also tonight on 5 live with Colin Murray, there will be a preview of the Tour De France, which starts on Saturday and will be extensively covered on 5 live and 5 live sports extra.

  11. 1821:   
    BBC Radio 5 live TENNIS

    After the conclusion of the Murray-Davydenko match on 5 live this evening, there is a special Wimbledon phone-in with tennis legend John McEnroe, and the number to call will be 03700 100 500.

  12. 1819:  
    EURO 2012

    And some team news from Darren: "With Helder Postiga out, Hugo Almeida will start for Portugal - their first change for 6 matches."

  13. 1816:  
    EURO 2012

    Further tweeting from Darren Fletcher: "Del Bosque also said they must 'deactivate' Ronaldo!! Where's the plug?"

  14. 1815:  
    EURO 2012

    BBC Radio 5 live's Darren Fletcher on Twitter ahead of tomorrow night's Spain-Portugal semi-final: "Coach Vicente Del Bosque describes tomorrow's semi final v Portugal as the biggest game of their lives - surely an exaggeration."

  15. 1811:  
    CRICKET

    England's women have won the first of their two Twenty20 internationals against India at Canterbury by 33 runs. Sarah Taylor, with 69 runs, was England's top scorer.

  16. 1806:  
    TENNIS

    Britain's Elena Baltacha is level at 4-6 6-4 against Karin Knapp in her first-round match at Wimbledon. Follow the action there - plus Andy Murray's game against Nikolay Davydenko - on our live text commentary.

  17.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Your Spain v Portugal forecasts:

    Mominul on Twitter: "1-1, Ronaldo and Torres the scorers with Spain going on to win the game on penalties."

    Ellis German on Twitter: "Ronaldo to beat Spain and Germany to beat Pirlo."

    Rob Cross on Twitter: "Just drank some Madeira with my pudding in a local Portuguese restaurant. Omen?"

  18. 1759:  
    DISABILITY SPORT

    Britain have won four medals on the third day of action at the IPC European Athletics Championship in Holland to bring their total to 13.

    Jenny McLoughlin won silver and Katrina Hart took bronze in their 200m. Sally Brown celebrated her 17th birthday with bronze in her 100m even. And there was also a bronze for Paul Blake in his 800m race.

  19. 1756:  
    EURO 2012

    No Paul the Psychic Octopus this year, but there have been plenty of creatures using their prediction skills at Euro 2012, including an elephant in Poland, a sea lion in Bangkok, a ferret, a pig and a dragon.

    None of them have been much good, to tell the truth.

  20.  
    GET INVOLVED

    First predictions coming in for tomorrow night's Euro 2012 semi-final between Spain and Portugal. Tweet yours with the hashtag #bbcfootball

    Swarnendu Biswas on Twitter: "Since Paul the Octopus is no more, I am taking over: Spain and Italy to win in the semis."

    Dean Carter on Twitter: "Portugal will win 2-1, Pepe and Ronaldo with the goals!"

  21. 1750:  
    TENNIS

    Andy Murray has just stepped on to Wimbledon Centre Court for his first-round match against Nikolay Davydenko. You can follow it live on BBC TV, radio and via our live text commentary service here on the website.

  22. 1745:  
    EURO 2012

    Spain's Alvaro Arbeloa on the prospect of trying to stop Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo as Portugal provide the semi-final opposition tomorrow:

    "I know how hard it will be to stop him for 90 minutes, but it will be a beautiful challenge for me. I want to measure myself against the best in the world and it's a great challenge to face him."

  23. 1740:  
    TENNIS

    Rafael Nadal is through to the second round at Wimbledon after a 7-6 6-2 6-3 victory over Tomasz Bellucci. You can keep up to date with all the latest news and results via our live text commentary.

  24. 1735:  
    FOOTBALL

    Leeds United have moved a step closer to a takeover after granting a due diligence period to an unnamed potential investor, the club have confirmed on their website.

  25. 1732:   
    BBC Radio 5 live EURO 2012

    BBC commentator John Motson, asked who will be in Sunday's final, says on 5 live: "Germany for sure. Italy are going to be tired, Germany will have had two days' extra rest, and I think they've got too much and will beat Italy.

    "I suppose I've got to say Spain but I'd love to see Ronaldo just turn them over, I'd love them to pass and pass and pass and not get a goal, and then he'll go straight through and score." You can listen to the full Euro Monday Night Club on the BBC iplayer.

  26. 1726:   
    BBC Radio 5 live EURO 2012

    European football journalist Sid Lowe on 5 live ahead of Wednesday's semi-final between Portugal and Spain, which you can watch and listen to on the BBC: "Even from before the tournament and now it has been reinforced, the Spanish see the Germans as the team that can beat them, the only team that can challenge them for possession, creativity."

  27. 1722:  
    GET INVOLVED

    Did you know that the plural of octopus is octopodes? So, psychic octopodes at the ready, please. We'd like your predictions for tomorrow night's Euro 2012 semi-final between Portugal and Spain.

    Can Cristiano Ronaldo produce the goods again? Or are Spain just a bit too good? Where will the game be won and lost? Let us know your thoughts via Twitter, using the hashtag #bbcfootball

  28. 1717:  
    FOOTBALL

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on 6ft 3ins new signing Olivier Giroud: "Olivier has a very good physical presence and is exceptional in the air, with a great work ethic.

    "We are excited about Olivier joining us and he will add an additional dimension to our attacking options next season."

  29. 1711:  
    FOOTBALL

    Hearts have confirmed John McGlynn as their new manager. The 50-year-old, who was in charge of Raith Rovers, is the replacement for Paulo Sergio.

  30. 1707:  
    FOOTBALL

    New Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is out to end their seven-year trophy drought following his move from Montpellier.

    "I am confident in the potential of the group and I am convinced that in the future, hopefully next season, we can win something," he told Arsenal's website.

  31. 1705:   
    BBC Radio 5 live CRICKET

    More from former England captain Michael Vaughan: "[James] Pattinson and [Pat] Cummins are outstanding, they've got some serious wheels, and Brett Lee, we've got to give him a mention.

    "I saw him against Ireland, he bowled two in three balls and bowled quick, got the ball swinging, and if England lose two or three quick wickets it's going to put that four, five and six under pressure, because [Tim] Bresnan's coming in at seven, which I think is just one spot too high for him."

  32. 1702:   
    BBC Radio 5 live CRICKET

    Former England captain Michael Vaughan has been looking ahead to Friday's opening one-day international with Australia, which you can of course listen to on 5 live sports extra: "The England one-day side looks very settled. The one area I think they look a bit short is in the batting. They haven't got down to five and six in the last two games, the top order have done all the business."

  33. 1654:  
    TENNIS

    Serena Williams defeats Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-2 6-4 in the first round at Wimbledon. You can follow events there on our live text commentary.

  34. 1651:  
    EURO 2012

    Sportsday Live earlier published a tweet in which a reader described Spain as "boring". Here midfielder Andres Iniesta defends them...

    World Cup 2010 winning-goal scorer Iniesta says: "The truth is that when you have a team that always attacks, and you attack against closed defences that leave no space, of course it's not as attractive as an open match between two teams that want to win. But don't forget, a few years back, this style changed the history of Spain forever, and I think that's enough."

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    Joshua King on Twitter: "True, most of the Spain players know Ronaldo inside out - but the same is true the other way round. Ronaldo practices his tricks on them in training and it pays off!"

  36. 1642:  
    EURO 2012

    Italy midfielder Riccardo Montolivo will not be changing his boots for Thursday's semi-final against Germany - even though one of them has the German flag on it. Montolivo's mother is German and his father is Italian so he wears the flag of both nations on his boots. Montolivo says: "Those are the shoes I've worn ever since I started playing football, so I'm not changing them now."

  37. 1638:  
    FOOTBALL

    Team GB women's coach Hope Powell is defending her decision to name a squad dominated for London 2012. The only non-English players selected in the squad of 18 are Scots Ifeoma Dieke and Kim Little. Team GB's opening match is against New Zealand at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on 25 July. Powell says: "The location of the first game being in Cardiff did not nag my mind at all when it came to selecting a Welsh player. There's no disrespect to anyone, but my task was to pick the best players and I think I've done that."

  38. 1632:  
    RUGBY LEAGUE

    Last season's Man of Steel, Castleford Tigers' Rangi Chase, is suspended on full pay while "his actions last weekend" are investigated, the club reveals.

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    GET INVOLVED

    Kanayo Umeogu on Twitter: "Unfortunately for Cristiano Ronaldo, most of the Spain players are his team-mates and regular opponents who know him inside out."

  40. 1628:  
    ATHLETICS

    British teenager Adam Gemili, the second fastest man in Europe this year behind Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre, has decided to take part in next month's Olympics. The 18-year-old, who ran a speedy 10.18 seconds in Germany earlier this month, tells BBC Radio Kent: "People train their whole lives to do it. I'm lucky that I've come into athletics at the right time and I've qualified."

  41. 1625:  
    EURO 2012

    Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci says the staff are working hard to ensure midfielder Daniele De Rossi and defenders Giorgio Chiellini and Ignazio Abate are fit for their semi-final against Germany. All three are undergoing treatment for injuries. Castellacci says: "All three are making progress and we will do everything possible, right down to the last minute, to make them available."

  42. 1619:  
    TENNIS

    The Olympic tennis wildcards are announced, meaning the GB line-up is looking like this:

    Men's singles - Andy Murray (qualified by ranking)

    Women's singles - Anne Keothavong & Elena Baltacha

    Women's doubles - Laura Robson & Heather Watson

    Men's doubles - Andy Murray/Jamie Murray, Colin Fleming/Ross Hutchins (all qualified by ranking)

    Mixed doubles pairings are to be decided at the start of the tournament.

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    GET INVOLVED

    The debate about when to blood Kyle Walker for England has been going strong...

    James Tompkins on Twitter: "I don't think Johnson is as solid at defending as Walker. With Walker playing, maybe we could play an attacking right-winger."

  44.   
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Ahead of Wednesday's Spain-Portugal semi-final, European football journalist Sid Lowe has told 5 live: "I was talking to Xavi Hernandez and he was saying Portgual's midfield is better than given credit for. Meireles and Moutinho, these are guys who can play a bit. Spain are worried about the Portuguese, and of course Ronaldo, but I think the way they'll defend it is with possession." You can listen again to the Euro Monday Night Club on the BBC iplayer.

  45. 1604:  
    EURO 2012

    Germany coach Joachim Low speaks about Bastian Schweinsteiger's fitness after saying the midfielder is fit to start Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final against Italy. Low says: "Schweinsteiger had problems but it's not as if these were hindering him. Against Greece he was poor, but he realises that himself. Against Italy, that won't happen." He adds: "No player will run out if he is only operating at 80 or 90% capacity. All players are fit - I assume Schweinsteiger will play."

  46. 1558:  
    SAILING

    Ben Ainslie, who is hoping for a fourth Olympic gold this summer, says his body is "slowly letting him down". Ainslie, 35, adds: "That is something that you have to deal with, getting older. I guess I have more experience than the guys I'm racing against, but they don't have to deal with some of the issues I do physically."

  47. 1551:  
    TENNIS

    Britain's Johanna Konta loses 6-7 (7-4) 6-2 10-8 to 28th seed Christina McHale of America in the first round at Wimbledon. You can follow developments on our live text commentary.

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    Ben Grice on Twitter: "Spain need to play a 4-2-3-1 and use one of the holding midfielders to man-mark Ronaldo a la Schweinsteiger vs Messi at the World Cup."

  49. 1539:  
    EURO 2012

    Uefa fine the Croatian Football Federation (£24,000) and Portuguese Football Federation (£5,600). A Uefa statement confirms Croatia's "sanction has been imposed for the setting off and throwing of fireworks and the improper conduct of supporters (displaying of inappropriate and racist banners) against Spain in Gdansk on 18 June". It adds that the Portuguese federation is fined "for the inappropriate behaviour of their supporters - attempted invasion of the field of play by a fan" against the Czech Republic on 21 June.

  50. 1531:  
    EURO 2012

    Former France coach Raymond Domenech, whose 2010 World Cup campaign was undermined by in-fighting, says his country's Euro 2012 performance was "inexcusable".

  51.   
    BBC Radio 5 live

    European football journalist Sid Lowe on 5 live ahead of Spain-Portugal: "The way the Spanish look at this, broadly speaking, is Spain's style is Barcelona's and Portugal's style as Real Madrid's, a team that, for the most part, looks to hit diagonals to the two wingers very quickly, looks to release Ronaldo as early as they can."

  52. 1523:  
    EURO 2012

    So, what are BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson's predictions ahead of the Euro 2012 semi-finals? You can find out on the BBC Sport website.

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    GET INVOLVED

    Osaka Patrick Obiora on Twitter: "Spain should start with Fernando Torres because their game is becoming so boring without a recognised centre forward."

  54. 1514:  
    FOOTBALL

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is hopeful of reaching a "positive conclusion" to his bid to sign Feyenoord midfielder Karim El Ahmadi. Press Association Sport understands they are close to agreeing a fee for the player in the region of £2.5-3m.

  55. 1507:  
    TENNIS

    Defending women's champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic defeats Uzbekistan's Akgul Amanmuradova 6-4 6-4 in the first round at Wimbledon. You can keep up to date with developments on our live text commentary.

  56. 1504:  
    OLYMPICS

    Christophe Lemaitre admits expectations on him have grown as he aims to break the Jamaican and US sprinting dominance this summer at London 2012. The 22-year-old Frenchman says: "I've moved out of the shadows into the light. If you compare things with two years ago, it's totally different."

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    GET INVOLVED

    Dan Reilly on Twitter: "Glen Johnson proved many doubters wrong at the Euros. Defensively sound in most parts. Walker and Richards hold fire... "

  58.   
    BBC Radio 5 live

    BBC commentator John Motson says on 5 live: "I think Cristiano Ronaldo, without doubt, is the best player in the world, ahead of Lionel Messi. I don't think anybody has done what he's done - 42 goals in a season in our league, 63 for Real Madrid, over a goal a game since he went there. He's playing other teams on his own now." You can listen to the Euro Monday Night Club on the BBC iplayer.

  59. 1449:  
    CYCLING

    You can hear more from Tom Fordyce's interview with Stephen Roche on Blood, Sweat and Gears, which is 5 live Sport's Tour de France 2012 preview show on Tuesday 26 June from 20:30 BST.

  60. 1442:  
    CYCLING

    BBC chief sports writer Tom Fordyce has been speaking to Stephen Roche. You can read his piece on the BBC Sport website.

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    GET INVOLVED

    Ben Barton on Twitter: "Really don't understand the people who prefer Kyle '2 Caps' Walker to Glen Johnson. Walker in the future, yes. But not now."

  62. 1431:  
    RUGBY LEAGUE

    Exiles coach Daniel Anderson - who is calling up Super League's oldest player Steve Menzies, 38 - says: "To have a player of the calibre and experience of Steve Menzies available to us undoubtedly increases our options." Menzies impressed Anderson while helping Catalan as a 13-10 win against Hull KR on Friday.

  63. 1424:  
    FOOTBALL

    Portuguese great Eusebio's condition is improving following a heart scare, hospital official Stanislaw Rusek says. He explains: "Cardiologically, he is in good condition - but the general state of his health is not good and you should add to that the constant stress and travels."

  64.   
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Everton boss David Moyes has told 5 live: "Winning the game is always the big thing but you take a bit of pride if you've had a lot of the ball and your team is passing it well. I don't think possession and passing always gets you results.

    "I really enjoy Spain but I didn't see anything which was unpredictable, a cross or a diving header, so there's a balance and I think Germany have probably got it at the moment."

  65. 1413:  
    EURO 2012

    Germany's striker Miroslav Klose says memories of their 2006 World Cup semi-final defeat will not affect them as the sides prepare to meet again in the Euro 2012 semis. Klose says: "Yes, it was a trauma, it It lasted a bit but now it is gone. This was six years ago and we have a different team and I am convinced we will do things differently."

  66. 1406:  
    TENNIS

    Britain's Laura Robson loses 2-6 6-4 6-4 to 24th seed Francesca Schiavone of Italy in the first round at Wimbledon. You can follow all the latest developments with our live text commentary.

  67. 1400:  
    EURO 2012

    Sergio Busquets agrees with Alonso's analysis, and insists that Spain will have to work as a unit to counter the threat. "You need to work together as a team to stop a player like him," he said.

    How should Spain try and stop Ronaldo? Should they try and stop the supply line to him? Should they trust in their own game and try and pass Portugal off the pitch? Should Spain select Fernando Torres to start, or should they pick the starting line-up that beat France in the quarter-final? Let us know what you think via Twitter using the hashtag #bbcfootball.

  68. 1355:  
    EURO 2012

    Xabi Alonso says that Spain should not try and man mark Cristiano Ronaldo in the semi-final against Portugal in Donetsk on Wednesday.

    "We can make small adjustments sure," Alonso said. "But playing as a team is the best way to stop any player."

  69. 1350:  
    GET INVOLVED

    Thanks for all your contributions on what changes England need to make to compete at major tournaments. Many of you who contributed to the debate via Twitter thought that Roy Hodgson should try and accelerate the progression of young players like Jack Wilshere and Kyle Walker into the team. A few were very pessimistic, believing that English players lack the technique to ever win trophies.

  70.   
    BBC Radio 5 live

    More from European football journalist Sid Lowe, who told 5 live: "One of the reasons Vicente del Bosque has gone for a false number nine is because he looks at his squad and thinks 'I've got a whole load of brilliant ball-playing midfielders, so how do I crowbar them into the team?'

    "All three of the front three are midfielders.There is a degree of him wanting as many of his best players on the pitch as possible." You can listen again to the Monday Night Club on the BBC iplayer.

  71.   
    BBC Radio 5 live

    European football journalist Sid Lowe has told 5 live: "Spain have set the bar very high, people expect them to be brilliant every week and win 3-0 every game.

    "Because they played that first game without a recognised striker that channelled criticism towards Spain as slightly defensive but the bottom line is they have got a World Cup and a European Championships." You can listen again via the BBC iplayer.

  72. 1335:  
    EURO 2012

    Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be available to play in the Euro 2012 semi-final against Italy on Thursday.

    The Bayern Munich player has recovered from an ankle injury, and Germany manager Joachim Loew said. "He is the team's emotional leader. We need him on the field."

  73.   
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Everton boss David Moyes has told 5 live: "A lot of the players who are helping keep the ball for Spain are in the Premier League and then Swansea, who are not the best players, have kept the ball very well.

    "I don't think anybody would have said Swansea would outpass Arsenal or Manchester United but they did and that's because their manager encouraged them to play but you've got to find a balance, " You can listen again to the Euro Monday Night Club on the BBC iplayer.

  74. 1325:  
    WIMBLEDON

    Heather Watson is cheering on her fellow Briton Laura Robson on Twitter. Keep up with all the action from SW19 via BBC TV, radio and the live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

    If you can't make it to Wimbledon you can still enjoy the atmosphere on one of the BBC big screens. Find out where at bbc.co.uk/bigscreens.

  75. 1320:  
    LONDON 2012

    Everton and England goalkeeper Rachel Brown on her selection to the Team GB women's football squad: "Wow wow wow! To everyone who has been a part of my football career-THANKYOU ‪#olympicfever"

  76. 1315:  
    FOOTBALL

    Sampdoria are considering hiring former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez as coach for their first season back in Serie A.

    "There is nothing concrete but there have been talks, and it is in progress," Sampdoria president Riccardo Garrone said on Tuesday.

  77. 1310:  
    EURO 2012

    Portugal legend Eusebio's condition is improving following his admission to hospital in Poland on Saturday with a suspected heart attack.

    Hospital spokesman Stanislaw Rusek said the 70-year-old asked for bananas and orange juice for breakfast and will do some light exercise this afternoon. Eusebio will be discharged on Thursday and return by medical plane to Portugal.

  78. 1305:  
    LONDON 2012

    Kelly Smith is in the Team GB squad of 18 players for London 2012 after recovering from injury.

    England's all-time leading scorer recently returned to fitness after sustaining a stress fracture in March.

  79. 1300:  
    EURO 2012

    Uefa has charged the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and Russian Football Union (RFS) for incidents of racist behaviour and racist chanting by their supporters during Euro 2012 matches.

  80.   
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Hull boss Phil Brown has told 5 live: "Perhaps the Bundesliga is the only league higher paid than the Premier League. That's one of the main reasons why the German players don't come here. Pro rata it's very close, if not more." You can listen again to Euro Monday Night Club on the BBC iplayer.

  81. 1254:  
    GET INVOLVED

    We asked what England need to do in order to really compete in a major tournament. Let us know your thoughts via Twitter using the hashtag #bbcfootball.

    Ian Turner on Twitter: "England need to drop fringe players (Defoe and Downing) who simply do not cut it and give chance to young talent."

    John Kilcourse on Twitter: "Surely it's all about keeping Wilshere fit to be the man we play through in the midfield + Sturridge to run at people."

    Dom King on Twitter: "Defensive 4-4-2 does not work so 4-3-3: Hart; Walker-Cahill-Terry-Cole; Gerrard-Wilshere/Cleverly-Parker; Walcott-Rooney-Ox."

  82. 1249:  
    HORSE RACING

    BBC Sport's Francis Keogh on Twitter: 'He had a wonderful charm,' says trainer Lucinda Russell of jockey Campbell Gillies, who died after a swimming accident in Kavos."

  83. 1244:  
    ATHLETICS

    British athlete Katherine Merry paid tribute to Daniel Batman, who was once married to fellow Olympian Nova Peris-Kneebone.

    "Very sad news. Thoughts with family including wife Nova who I ran against," she said on Twitter.

  84. 1239:  
    ATHLETICS

    Australian sprinter Daniel Batman has died in a car accident south-east of Darwin.

    The 31-year-old, who competed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, died in the early hours of the morning when his car rolled over after veering off the road.

  85.   
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Hull boss Phil Brown has told 5 live he is surprised Joey Barton was not released by QPR. Barton was fined six weeks' wages and relieved of the captaincy by the Premier League side on Monday.

    Brown told the Euro Monday Night Club: "It's a difficult one, you can only say sorry so many times before you cry wolf. I thought QPR might have got rid of him." You can listen to the full programme again on the BBC iplayer.

  86. 1231:  
    GET INVOLVED

    We asked what England team you would like to see Roy Hodgson choose in the next game. Let us know your thoughts via Twitter using the hashtag #bbcfootball.

    James Guest on Twitter: "Impact players like Welbeck, Johnson, Walker and Sturridge alongside more experienced players in the squad should improve us."

    PeterMediaUK on Twitter: "Fantastic to see Roy Hodgson quoted as saying he won't drop John Terry cos of age."

    Peter Truman on Twitter: "What about the fact he moves slower than an arthritic snail though??"

  87.   
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Join tennis legend John McEnroe tonight from 1930 BST for an hour-long Wimbledon phone-in. From 2030 BST Colin Murray brings you a preview of the Tour de France which starts on Saturday and will be covered extensively on 5 live and 5 live sports extra, then from 2130 BST it will be London Calling, with all the latest Olympic news, a month away from the eve of the Games, and Colin will be joined by Olympic silver medal winner Kris Akabussi.

  88. 1221:  
    WIMBLEDON

    Laura Robson is in action at SW19, against Francesca Schiavone. There was a delay as Schiavone has had to take a medical timeout, but the 24th seed has returned and the second set is about to get underway.

    Keep up with all the action via BBC TV, radio and the live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

    If you can't make it to Wimbledon you can still enjoy the atmosphere on one of the BBC big screens. Find out where at bbc.co.uk/bigscreens.

  89. 1213:  
    EURO 2012

    Defender Bacary Sagna believes that infighting and poor discipline scuppered France's hopes of winning Euro 2012.

    "I was especially annoyed to hear the stories going around. That's regrettable - in the end it gives a bad image of us, the team. It's a waste of a competition. Everything was avoidable," he said.

  90. 1207:  
    FOOTBALL

    Mathieu Flamini has signed a one-year contract extension with Serie A club AC Milan.

    Flamini, 28, has played 100 games for Milan since signing from Arsenal in 2008 but missed most of last season with a knee injury.

  91. 1202:  
    ATHLETICS

    Adam Gemili will compete in the 100 metres at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona next month. He has also confirmed to BBC Radio Kent that he will then compete at the Olympics.

    "I've got two weeks until the World Juniors so I'm just going to get my head down and train hard for that. After that it's all focused on the Olympics. My plan is to get my body able to go to the Olympics and compete with the world's top sprinters and not get beaten too badly," he said.

  92. 1155:  
    HORSE RACING

    Cornelius Lysaght says all of racing will mourn the death of Campbell Gillies.

    "Barely 3 months later, neither jockey nor horse is still with us, Brindisi Breeze himself having died in a road accident in May. Stunned is the only word for to describe the feeling right across the sport at this tragedy," he said.

  93. 1151:  
    HORSE RACING

    BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght says that Campbell Gillies, the jockey who has died at the age of 21, was a rising star of National Hunt.

    "That sense was underlined by the success of Brindisi Breeze at Cheltenham, having been given a masterful ride by his jockey. It was truly a joyous occasion, a first win at the showpiece event for both the popular and colourful Gillies and for trainer Lucinda Russell, who provided many of his winners."

  94. 1146:  
    EURO 2012

    Portugal's talismanic midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo says he is not feeling the heat ahead of his side's semi-final against Spain on Wednesday.

    "These games are part of my life," he said. "I have for 10 years played them in clubs and for the national side, so I have to be used to them. Responsibility yes, pressure no."

  95. 1141:  
    RUGBY LEAGUE

    Wigan prop, and former Bradford Bulls player, Stuart Fielden is upset that his former club has gone into administration.

    "We can all be angry, sad, disgusted but what will that change? I think every single Bulls fan, rugby fan that can should get to the DW stadium [for the game between Wigan and Bradford on Friday]," he said on Twitter.

  96. 1136:  
    GET INVOLVED

    There is also a lot of discussion about Arsenal's signing of Olivier Giroud from Montpellier. Join the debate on Twitter using the hashtag #bbcfootball.

    Sir Ade on Twitter: "Two new strikers , RVP, Walcott, Chamberlain, Gervinho and Ryo. Wenger taking the view that attack is the best form of defence."

    Hansraj Chakraborty on Twitter: What make Arsenal fans believe that Giroud is not another Chamakh ?

    Joshua King on Twitter: "Despite his height, Giroud only scored one headed goal in Ligue 1 last season. Mercurial."

  97. 1131:  
    PARALYMPICS

    Beijing gold medallists Darren Kenny, Sarah Storey, Jody Cundy and Rachel Morris have been included in the 18-strong Great Britain cycling squad for the Paralympics.

    "It's lovely to finally get the nod and know that I've made the team for London 2012," Kenny, who won four golds in Beijing, said. "Everyone on the team, riders and staff, have worked so hard to create a team to make the nation proud. To be chosen to be part of that team is a huge honour."

  98.   
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England captain Michael Vaughan has told 5 live that Ravi Bopara should replace Jonny Bairstow at number six for England in the first Test against South Africa, starting at The Oval on 19 July.

    "I think he's done enough," Vaughan says. "He was going to play at the start of the summer anyway, he got the injury, Jonny Bairstow came in and I don't think Bairstow has done enough to keep his slot. I think they'll go back to the experience of Bopara."

  99. 1122:  
    FOOTBALL

    David Luiz, 25, has been named in the Brazil squad for the London 2012 Olympics as one their three overage players, according to the official Chelsea website.

  100. 1116:  
    GET INVOLVED

    We asked you to name your starting line-up for England's next game in the wake of their Euro 2012 exit. There has been some interesting responses, and a lot of love for Jack Wilshere. Is that justified, or is he getting his rave reviews simply because he wasn't there in Poland and Ukraine? Let us know on Twitter, using the hashtag #bbcfootball.

    Andy Husband on Twitter: "Same back five..#impressed, behind a sitting Steven Gerrard & Phil Jones, with the Ox LW, Wilshere ACM, Johnson RW, Rooney CF."

    Andy Horncastle in Twitter: "Robbie re 0919, don't include Rooney in plans, he will be surpassed by better players soon."

    Kane Wheatley on Twitter: "People getting rid of Ashley Cole from the team when he's our only world class player is ridiculous."

  101. 1111:  
    EURO 2012

    Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says that his side must be more expansive than they were against England to beat Germany in the Euro 2012 semi-final in Warsaw on Thursday.

    "We have to take risks and not defend in our penalty area," he said. "I'd prefer it if they (Germany) scored on the counter-attack than have us defend constantly for 20 minutes."

  102. 1106:  
    HORSE RACING

    BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: "Awful twist of irony: Brindisi Breeze, horse which Campbell Gillies gave a masterful ride to win at #CheltFest, also later died in accident."

  103. 1101:  
    FOOTBALL

    Brighton announce the signing of right-back Bruno Saltor from Valencia. Saltor, who made 17 appearances in La Liga last season, has agreed a two-year deal from 1 July.

  104. 1058:  
    HORSE RACING

    The jump jockey Campbell Gillies has died after an accident while on holiday in Corfu. Gillies, who would have been 22 on Wednesday, was rated one of Scottish racing's rising stars, and won a race at the sport's showpiece Cheltenham Festival for the first time this year.

  105. 1048:  
    RUGBY LEAGUE

    Joint administrator Brendan Guilfoyle on Bradford Bulls going into administration: "We now have just 10 working days to save the club from liquidation because there are no funds to carry on longer. If there is anyone interested in buying the Bulls then we need to hear from them right now because this is famous club is now on the brink of extinction."

  106. 1046:  
    GET INVOLVED

    Arsenal fans are responding to Olivier Giroud's arrival.

    Matthew Hewitt on Twitter: "How exactly are Podolski, Giroud & RVP going to fit in the same team? Answer: they just can't. Kudos to Wenger for the replacements though."

    What do you think #bbcfootball

  107. 1037:  
    BREAKING NEWS

    Bradford Bulls go into administration after failing to find new investment, joint administrator Brendan Guilfoyle confirms.

  108. 1031:  
    FOOTBALL

    Rangers left-back Lee Wallace has told the club's official website that he plans to remain at Ibrox for the duration of his contract.

  109. 1024:  
    FOOTBALL

    New Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud tells the club's website: "It's a huge satisfaction to join this great club and it's been a dream since I was young to play in the Premier League. I was attracted by the philosophy of football and Arsène Wenger's 'touch' at this club. I'm very proud to be a Gunner and I will give my best for all the Arsenal fans."

  110. 1021:  
    GET INVOLVED

    We asked you to name your starting line-up for England's next game in the wake of their Euro 2012 exit. Here are some of your responses:

    Darren Morgan on Twitter: "hart walker smalling lescott gibbs cleverly jones oxlade-chamberlain lennon rooney wellbeck playing 4-2-1-3."

    Gary Parsons on Twitter: "Hart, Walker, Gibbs, Shawcross, Cahill, Walcott, Johnson, Wilshire, Henderson,Sturridge,Carroll."

    Mark Barkaway on Twitter: "shilton, parker, pearce, butcher, walker, wright, platt, gascoigne, beardsley, linker, waddle."

    Let us know your team #bbcfootball

  111. 1012:  
    FOOTBALL

    Giroud scored 21 goals in 36 league appearances last season to propel Montpellier to the title and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger tells the club's website: "He has proved that he is capable of performing at the top level with club and country, and we saw what a big influence he was in Montpellier's championship-winning side last season. We all look forward to Olivier joining us and seeing him play in an Arsenal shirt."

  112. 1007:  
    BREAKING NEWS

    Arsenal announce that France international Olivier Giroud has agreed to join the club on a long-term contract from Montpellier.

  113. 1002:  
    RUGBY UNION

    Bath sign Argentina wing Horacio Agulla from Leicester in the belief the benefits of his international commitments will outweigh his lengthy absences. Argentina's inclusion in the southern hemisphere Rugby Championship, which finishes in October, and the Pumas' three November internationals means Agulla will not be available to Bath full-time until December.

  114. 1000:  
    FOOTBALL

    More from Theo Walcott on why England's future is promising: "A lot of players have made names for themselves at Euro 2012 and that's all we can do. We have got to look forward to the future because it is going to be bright. I am sure of that. We had a short time with Roy [Hodgson] being the manager and now we can look forward to the [World Cup] qualifiers."

  115. 0956:  
    GET INVOLVED

    So is it time to give youth a chance or stick with senior players? What would your England starting XI be for the next match? Tell us at #bbcfootball

  116. 0952:   
    BBC Radio 5 live FOOTBALL

    Former Hull boss Phil Brown has told 5 live's Euro Monday Night Club how things need to change in the England set-up. "I don't think England have a style. Brazil, Spain, Germany, Italy have got a style and that hasn't come from the national team down, that has come, I think from domestic teams up, ie Barcelona up to Spain, Ajax up to Holland so the national curriculum should make us play with a certain style that we just haven't got at the moment." You can listen to the programme again via the BBC iplayer.

  117. 0951:  
    FOOTBALL

    England's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Twitter: "Like to thank everyone for their incredible support towards myself and the team, really appreciate it. ‪#ProudToBeEnglish‬ ‪#OnwardsAndUpwards

  118. 0941:  
    FOOTBALL

    A spokeswoman for Didier Drogba's representatives tells BBC Sport it is "complete nonsense" that there is a clause in his Shanghai Shenhua contract allowing him to join Barcelona, as has been reported. "There are no clauses in Drogba's contract allowing him a release to another club - he's just contracted to Shanghai - and there is no planned meeting between the striker and Barcelona directors," she said.

  119. 0940:  
    FOOTBALL

    England defender Joleon Lescott on Twitter: "Still hurting from the other nights result shame we couldn't go a step further at least. Must admit the support was great there & on twitter."

  120. 0931:  
    FOOTBALL

    Derby County sign midfielder Michael Jacobs on a three-year contract after he turns down a new deal offered by Northampton Town.

  121. 0927:  
    RUGBY LEAGUE

    Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott on Jamie Peacock's decision to retire from international rugby tells BBC 5 live: "We have mixed emotions. We get the best of JP for the next 18 months but it's sad news for the national team. In rugby league circles he's been one of the, if not the best, national captain's we've had."

  122. 0923:  
    FOOTBALL

    Bologna have no intention of selling Alessandro Diamanti, who scored the winning penalty for Italy in Sunday's shoot-out victory over England at Euro 2012, this summer, according to club president Albano Guaraldi. "Diamanti is a player that gives everything and it is likely that he will remain with us next season," saud Guaraldi.

  123. 0919:   
    BBC Radio 5 live FOOTBALL

    Former Wales international Robbie Savage has told 5 live's Euro Monday Night Club how England should develop their team for the 2014 World Cup. "The one person who can keep the ball and dicatate games and that is Jack Wilshere so they should try and build round him, Rooney, another centre half and the goalkeeper." You can listen to the programme again via the BBC iplayer.

  124. 0915:  
    FOOTBALL

    Aston Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner tells the club's website the club is eager to beceome a powerful force but has appealed to fans to be patient. "We're ambitious, but we're mindful that it takes time," says Faulkner.

  125. 0911:   
    BBC Radio 5 live , BBC Radio 5 live FOOTBALL

    BBC commentator John Motson has told 5 live's Euro Monday Night Club that England boss Roy Hodgson "has to make them a little bit more expansive. The 2014 World Cup group is not the toughest and gives him the opportunity to be able to play further up the pitch." You can listen to the programme again via the BBC iplayer.

  126. 0909:  
    CRICKET

    South Africa is chosen as the host of this year's Champions League T20 tournament by cricket chiefs meeting in Kuala Lumpur. "South Africa will host CLT20 this year. All other details to follow soon," Sundar Raman, a member of the tournament's technical committee, tweeted.

  127. 0856:  
    FOOTBALL

    Kyle Walker and Chris Smalling are two players England manager Roy Hodgson expects to be pushing for a starting place in his team next season, according to the London Evening Standard.

  128. 0850:  
    TENNIS

    Andy Murray begins his Wimbledon campaign when he plays Nikolay Davydenko in the third match on Centre Court at around 17:00 BST. Want to know what happened on day one? It is all here.

  129. 0842:  
    FOOTBALL

    Theo Walcott believes the future's bright for England, but the numbers did not add up for Roy Hodgson's men at Euro 2012. According to the latest statistics from England's failed campaign, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo had 30 shots - more than Hodgson's squad, who had 29. Spain have also completed 2,976 passes at the tournament - double England's 1,488.

  130. 0836:  
    FOOTBALL

    England may have exited the tournament but Euro 2012 continues on Wednesday with reigning world and European champions Spain facing Portugal. "For all the talk about [Cristiano] Ronaldo we won't change our style and we don't have a special marking plan," Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso tells Uefa.com.

  131. 0831:  
    FOOTBALL

    England coach Gary Neville on Twitter: "Morning all, disappointing to go out on Sunday. Thanks for your support. Next time we have to show the same effort and pride but be better."

  132. 0828:  
    CRICKET

    Former England captain Alec Stewart questions in his latest BBC Sport column whether there is a danger playing Australia so often may dilute the magic of the Ashes. England begin a one-day series against Australia on Friday.

  133. 0823:  
    FOOTBALL

    Birmingham City are close to confirming former Huddersfield manager Lee Clark as their new manager, according to BBC West Midlands.

  134. 0820:  
    GET INVOLVED

    Theo Walcott insists the future is bright for England despite suffering more penalty shoot-out heartbreak during Euro 2012. What do you think? Have England got the talent to win a major tournament in the near future? Give us your views #bbcfootball

  135. 0817:  
    EURO 2012

    Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez says England have the talent but not the philosophy to win a major tournament. "Though the Football Association is trying to change things, we cannot disguise that it is still a long way off creating a system which enables England's players to compete with the very best in Europe, or the world," Benitez tells the Independent.

  136. 0810:  
    FOOTBALL

    Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles, 29, is an £8m target for Serie A side Napoli. Full story: Daily Mirror

    Edin Dzeko's proposed move from Manchester City to Bayern Munich is in doubt after the German giants made a bid for Wolfsburg's 26-year-old striker Mario Mandzukic. Full story: Daily Mail

    Manchester City are targeting Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini and Liverpool's Daniel Agger as possible replacements for Joleon Lescott, 29, who could become the odd man out at Etihad Stadium. Full story: talkSPORT

  137. 0806:  
    SPORTSDAY

    Good morning and welcome to Sportsday Live. There is still plenty of fall-out from England's Euro 2012 campaign while Andy Murray launches his Wimbledon campaign. But first we start with the latest links from BBC Sport's Gossip page.

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