Sportsday - Wednesday 1 May as it happened

Audley Harrison retires, Champions League build-up, World snooker, plus county cricket scores.

1 May 2013 Last updated at 19:07

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  1. 1900: 

    That is all from Sportsday Live for today but be sure to head over to our live text commentary as Barcelona attempt to overturn a 4-0 first-leg deficit in their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich.

    A reminder also that at 1930 BST there is the BBC Radio 5 live special 'What's Eating Luis Suarez?' - a look at the talented yet controversial Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, while on BBC Two and online there is coverage of the concluding sessions of 2013's quarter-finals.

  2. 1857: 

    Glamorgan v Lancashire

    Glamorgan skittled Lancashire for 123 before James Anderson took 3-28 to give his side some sort of foothold.

    The visitors' batsmen never got going, Michael Hogan bowling Paul Horton for a duck in the first over of the day. Seamers Hogan and John Glover took three wickets each as just three batters got into double-figures.

    The hosts reached stumps 110-4 and it could have been worse for Lancashire had Simon Kerrigan and Anderson not grabbed a wicket apiece late on.

  3. 1855: 

    Yorkshire v Derbyshire

    Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow warmed up for next week's England Lions match against New Zealand by hitting big three-figure scores as Yorkshire stacked up the runs on the third day of the County Championship Division One match against Derbyshire.

    Root, who will captain the Lions at Leicester, hammered a career-best 236 at Headingley, while Bairstow reached 186. The pair put on 231 together - a Yorkshire record for the fourth wicket against the visitors.

    Yorkshire decided the best way to try to force a positive result on a flat pitch was to build as big a lead as possible in reply to Derbyshire's first innings 475 - and by the close they were 597 for five and leading by 122.

  4. 1853: 

    Leicestershire v Gloucestershire

    Gloucestershire recovered from 46 for five to seize control of their County Championship Division Two clash with Leicestershire at Grace Road.

    Benny Howell, Will Gidman and Jack Taylor all hit half-centuries as Gloucestershire's last five wickets added 234 runs to guide the visitors to a total of 280 and a first-innings lead of 30.

    Gidman followed that up by dismissing both Leicestershire openers. Michael Thornely bagged a pair, popping up an easy catch to mid-on off the first ball of the innings, and Niall O'Brien was lbw for seven as Leicestershire closed an eventful second day on 32 for two, to lead by two runs.

  5. 1848: 

    Essex v Hampshire

    Glenn Speller (BBC Essex): "A tense end to what proved to be a thrilling low-scoring match. David Masters takes the bowling plaudits for Essex with nine wickets in the match with good second innings support by Ravi Bopara.

    "But yet again there are concerns about the Essex top order batting. It failed in the first innings apart from Alastair Cook and they were indebted to Graham Napier and Tim Phillips for eeking out a first innings lead.

    And that weakness in the top order was further highlighted in the second innings as they chased 143 to win and subsided to 31-6. And so Napier, who now averages more than 100 in Championship Cricket, was left to guide his side home with the help of Mark Pettini."

  6. 1841: 

    Live text commentary is up and running on the BBC Sport website as Barcelona attempt to overturn a 4-0 first-leg deficit in their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich.

  7. 1839: 

    Lord's will undergo a £200m redevelopment beginning in 2014, owners the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) say.

    Unveiling the two-phase plan which will include rebuilding the Warner, Tavern, Compton and Edrich stands, the MCC said they wanted to ensure the iconic venue remains the "finest ground in the world".

    The first phase of redevelopment, expected to cost 90 million pounds, will be completed in time for the 2019 World Cup. The second phase, due for completion by 2024, will see Lord's capacity rise by 2,700 to 32,000.

  8. 1837:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Coming up on BBC Radio 5 live at 1930 BST, 'What's Eating Luis Suarez?' - a special look at the the talented yet controversial Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

  9. 1831: 

    Nottinghamshire v Durham

    Martin Emmerson (BBC Newcastle): "Excellent work from the Durham bowlers has reduced Notts to 145-5 in their second innings, still six runs behind - although Michael Lumb will resume the final morning on 77, he's running out of partners.

    "Will Smith's 153 gave Durham a major platform in this game and was key to their 151-run lead at the end of their first innings. Special mention must also go to Mark Wood too. His only other county championship appearances for Durham have been on this ground. He's played here twice before.

    "Today he scored a career-nest 58 and then took 3-16 as Cowan, Taylor and Patel disappeared in a seven-over period."

  10. 1826: 

    Kent v Northamptonshire

    Chris Egerton (BBC Northampton): "After an afternoon session in which they took no wickets, Northants responded by ruthlessly wiping out Kent's after tea. Once Powell went to a useful ball from Copeland, Bell-Drummond gave his wicket away - and Northants were in.

    "Copeland - who was New South Wales' Sheffield Shield player of the year this winter - removed Jones in the third over with the new ball - the last five wickets in all fell for 27 runs. On a good batting pitch, 271 looks nowhere enough - Northants will want 400."

  11. 1820: 

    Formula 1 drivers have been promised a properly functioning electronic cockpit warning system for next week's Spanish Grand Prix after problems prevented its use in the first four races of the season.

    "We've been told they've got an upgrade which is going to Barcelona and then it'll be working from there," former F1 driver and occasional race steward Derek Warwick says.

  12. 1811: 

    Judd Trump is through to the semi-finals of the World Snooker Championship after beating Shaun Murphy 13-12 following a thrilling 53-minute final frame.

    "I am so pleased I held myself together in the end," says Trump. "Everyone wrote me off at 7-2 down but I dug in there, not only with my potting but I think my safety was equal to him (Murphy) and in the end I think I had him playing a bit negative.

    "This was one of my best (performances). I showed a lot of courage and dug in there."

  13. 1806: 
    Marseille's Joey Barton

    Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes maintains midfielder Joey Barton is still very much their player.

    Barton is currently enjoying his loan spell at Marseille and recently revealed it would be tough to leave the French club.

    "Marseille have got to put an offer in. Joey is under contract and Joey would be a very useful player for QPR," Fernandes says on QPR Player. "If Joey and Marseille want (the transfer), then we will talk. However, he is a QPR player, and is contracted to QPR."

  14. 1756: 

    A pulsating final frame decider in Judd Trump & Shaun Murphy's World Snooker Championship quarter final is still going, with the latter currently trailing 32-49. Tune in to BBC Two to watch the outcome or watch online at the top of this page.

  15. 1752: 

    A potential rivalry between Team Sky's British riders Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome can be good for cycling, according to team-mate Geraint Thomas.

    Wiggins, 33, the 2012 Tour de France champion, wants to defend his title and does not expect a decision until much nearer to the 29 June start. But last year's Tour de France runner-up Froome, 27, insists he will lead the British-based team's challenge.

    "I quite like all the hype. I think it gets cycling out there," says Thomas. "It is another story, as long as it doesn't affect the riders and I don't think it is."

  16. 1743: 

    Lutalo Muhammad competes for the first time since winning an Olympic bronze medal last year when joining Great Britain's 12-strong squad at the Spanish Open in La Nucia on Saturday.

    "It's a long time since I have been in the ring, probably longer than I thought after the Games," says the 21-year-old. "The plan was to get back at the start of 2013, similar to Jade Jones.

    "Unfortunately, I picked up a couple of injuries that needed to be taken care of. I have taken time to get them sorted out and I feel better for it; stronger than ever."

  17. 1738: 

    Usain Bolt withdraws from a meet in his native Jamaica this weekend because of a hamstring injury.

    The Olympic 100m and 200m champion says he strained a hamstring during training last week and he hopes to recover soon.

    He was scheduled to race on Saturday at Jamaica's National Stadium in Kingston. Jamaican team-mates Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell withdrew earlier because of injuries.

  18. 1731: 

    It's down to a tense final frame decider in Judd Trump & Shaun Murphy's World Snooker Championship quarter final. Watch it live now on BBC Two and online:


    Simon Hawkins: "Mourinho wants to manage Northern League Champions, Darlington FC, but we've turned him down because we've got Martin Gray."

    Vincent O'Rourke: "Mourinho might go for a massive curve ball and take the Scunthorpe United job and make them huge to prove the doubters wrong."

    Tom Cole: "No one seems to be saying Mourinho to Arsenal? Wenger yet to sign a new contract and there's obviously been money not spent!"

    Which club do you think Jose Mourinho will manage next season? Tweet us using the #bbcsportsday hashtag.

  20. 1720: 

    Rafael Benitez refuses to respond to Jose Mourinho's desire to be loved as speculation intensifies that the self-titled 'Special One' is poised to return to Chelsea.

    Interim boss Benitez was repeatedly asked about Real Madrid boss Mourinho's comments on Tuesday night, when the Portuguese declared "I want to be where people love me to be".

    "It's not my business," says Benitez. "I have to concentrate on my business, that is to beat Basle on Thursday night."

  21. 1715: 

    Twenty-one horses are entered for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, one more than the maximum field of 20.

    Leading the way is undefeated Verrazano, winner of the Wood Memorial. He's one of five colts trained by Todd Pletcher. Pletcher will also saddle Overanalyze, Revolutionary, Palace Malice, and Charming Kitten.

    Oxbow and Will Take Charge will be the record 46th and 47th Derby starters for US Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, a four-time Derby winner. The 21st horse on the points list is Fear the Kitten, who would need a defection by early Friday to get into the race.

  22. 1706: 

    Sunderland forward Stephane Sessegnon will miss the rest of the season after his appeal against the three-match ban for his dismissal against Aston Villa on Monday night is rejected, the Football Association confirms.

  23. 1659: 

    Jeremy Cooper: "Mourinho to CFC unless MCFC sack Mancini... in which case it'll be a case of who'll pay out more."

    Alan Carr: "Why are Chelsea fans moaning that Mourinho will leave after a couple of years? That's like 10 years in Chelsea manager time."

    Hishaam Babib: "AVB has been linked with Real, and Mourinho is linked with a job in England... Maybe a straight swap!"

    Which club do you think Jose Mourinho will manage next season? Tweet us using the #bbcsportsday hashtag.

  24. 1649: 

    When Bayern Munich face Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final later coach Jupp Heynckes will be hoping history does not repeat itself. The German was in charge of the Borussia Moenchengladbach team which surrendered a four-goal first-leg lead to lose against Real Madrid in the third round of the Uefa Cup in 1985. You can follow all the action on the BBC Sport website.

  25. 1641: 

    Preston North End defender Bailey Wright agrees a new two-year deal at the club with an option for a third year. The 20-year-old Australian was named as the club's young player of the year for 2013.

  26. 1634: 

    England batsman Joe Root reaches his double century in Yorkshire's match against Derbyshire. He is currently 213 not out but has a long way to reach the 270 scored by Chesney Hughes in Derbyshire's first innings.

    Full commentary of all County Championship matches can be found online.

  27. 1622: 

    Glamorgan v Lancashire

    The Glamorgan seamers have kept up the good work in the afternoon session with Lancs dismissed for a modest 123 in just 52 overs. The pick of the attack after lunch was John Glover who took three wickets in a hostile spell. Glamorgan openers then had to face a torrid nine overs before tea - they survived to resume at 7-0.

    Full commentary of all County Championship matches can be found online.

  28. 1618: 

    Kent v Northants

    From BBC Northampton's Chris Egerton: "Northants under pressure here for the first time this season. The Division Two leaders have their work cut out on a good batting pitch. Mike Powell has his fifty - as does Daniel Bell Drummond who at 19, has his first 50 in Championship cricket. Although dropped badly on 33, he has looked every the inch the player the Kent membership hope he will become. Remember the name. Northants by no means ragged but this is simply good batting."

    Full commentary of all County Championship matches can be found online.

  29. 1613: 

    Sussex v Warwickshire

    Adrian Harms, BBC Sussex: "Another good session for Warwickshire who have reached tea on 190-2. After a shaky start Jonathan Trott 48 has grafted his way into form, and Sussex will rue dropping him when he had scored just a single.

    "Sussex skipper Ed Joyce has used seven bowlers so far as he looks for a breakthrough, but Ian Bell 16no will be the happier of the two captains at the break."

    Full commentary of all County Championship matches can be found online.

  30. 1610: 

    Essex v Hants

    Glenn Speller (BBC Essex): "Essex need 143 to take their first County Championship win of the season. But they start poorly with England captain Alastair Cook bowled through the gate for four. He had also lobbed a ball in the air on the leg side but it dropped safely in between two fielders. One glorious cover drive later and Cook was making his way back to the pavilion after having his furniture disturbed by David Balcombe."

    Full commentary of all County Championship matches can be found online.

  31. 1609: 

    Nottinghamshire v Durham

    It's been Durham's day as they were eventually all out for 471, a lead of 151. Will Smith batted for eight and a half hours for his 153, while there were useful knocks late on of 44 from Gareth Breese and a career-best 58 not out from Ashington's Mark Wood. Every Durham player reached double figures.

    Alex Hales was then bowled ninth ball by Chris Rushworth for a duck, to add to the two he scored in the first innings. At tea Notts are 45-1, 106 behind. Michael Lumb has 22 and Ed Cowan 23.

    Full commentary of all County Championship matches can be found online.

  32. 1606: 

    Yorkshire v Derbyshire:

    A chanceless innings from England's up and coming star Joe Root has seen Yorkshire to safety in this match, although it now looks destined to end in a draw. Backed up by a smooth 74 from Jonny Bairstow, Root is on 191 not out, and chasing Derbyshire's first innings 475, Yorkshire are 385 for three.

    Full commentary of all County Championship matches can be found online.

  33. 1600: 

    In the other League Two play-off match Bradford face Burton Albion with the Bantams boss Phil Parkinson hoping his side can call on the experience they gained on the way to reaching this season's League Cup final.

    "We have a group of players who have played this season in front of full houses and when the cameras have been there, and relished it all," he said. "I fully expect us to do the same again.

  34. 1552: 

    Essex v Hampshire

    Glenn Speller (BBC Essex): "Essex have been set 143 to win as David Masters takes five wickets and Ravi Bopara three to run through the Hampshire second innings for 199. Wheater and Wood didn't look too enamoured with their dismissals. So Essex will have one session today and all day tomorrow to nail their first Championship win of the season."

    Full commentary of all County Championship matches can be found online.

  35. 1540: 

    Jamie Matthews: "Mourinho has proved he can win anywhere. Porto winning EL and CL was massive. They're not big compared to Real, Inter, Chelsea"

    Nigel Sander: "Not sure why Mourinho thinks he's so special. Great job at Porto yes but Chelsea, Inter & Madrid more right place right time."

    Kevin Leyland: "The only two logical choices for Mourinho to land are Chelsea and City. Rafa is leaving, so my guess is CFC."

    Which club do you think Jose Mourinho will manage next season? Tweet us using the #bbcsportsday hashtag.

  36. 1531: 

    Northampton manager Aidy Boothroyd is hoping that form counts for nothing when his side play Cheltenham in the League Two play-offs. His side go into Thursday's first leg with just one win from their last six matches.

    "I don't believe form counts for much in these situations," he said.

    "When we got promoted at Watford we lost to Crystal Palace towards the end of the season. We had lost to Leeds as well and we still went up, so it can go either way.

    "It's about having all your players fit and making sure on the day the players perform as well as they can."

  37. 1522: 

    Salford City Reds are charged for fielding 14 players for a period during a Super League fixture against Castleford Tigers on Saturday, 27 April.

    The matter will be dealt with by an RFL Operational Rules Tribunal which will sit on Wednesday, 8 May.

    If Salford are found to have breached the rules the panel may consider a range of possible sanctions. These include a fine or in the case of a finding of misconduct which impinges on the integrity of the competition the deduction of competition points.

  38. 1513: 

    Clarke added: "If you have that competition it's healthy around the area. It's better for the Midlands that they have more successful teams.

    "I would miss Villa. It's important that they finish the season strongly. It's important to have your rivals breathing down your neck."

  39. 1508: 

    West Brom manager Steve Clarke hopes Aston Villa stay in the Premier League because he believes it will benefit his side in the long-term.

    "I would like to see the Midlands stronger," Clarke told "It's important that you have good competition from the clubs around you."

  40. 1500: 

    Chris Thompson: "Mourinho? No thanks - who needs him when you've got Steve Davis! #crewealex"

    Lucas Green: "Maybe Mourinho should go somewhere without the riches and star players. Therefore really prove himself"

    Tom Lea: "Mourinho's overrated. Only does it at big clubs. Never done it on a cold, midweek night at the Britannia Stadium."

    Which club do you think Jose Mourinho will manage next season? Tweet us using the #bbcsportsday hashtag.

  41. 1452: 

    Worcester's former England scrum-half Shaun Perry is forced to retire because of a knee injury. The 34-year-old has failed to recover from an injury he suffered earlier this season and will step down from playing with immediate effect.

  42. 1442: 

    The afternoon session of the World Snooker Championship is under way with world number three Judd Trump continuing his quarter-final with world number four Shaun Murphy, with the match tied a 8-8. You can watch full coverage of both matches live on the BBC Sport website.

  43. 1433: 

    Vijay Singh withdraws from this week's Wells Fargo Championship, with a back injury.

  44. 1417: 

    Thomas added: "The sport needs that really, those types of stories. It just adds to it. We don't want it to go down the football route and it become a soap opera but I think the odd story like this is good.

    "I don't see a problem in it - as long as they can still perform and do their stuff."

  45. 1407: 

    Team Sky's Geraint Thomas believes the rivalry between Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome can only benefit cycling. "I quite like all the hype," he said. "I was with Froomey a couple of days ago and he was just joking about it, it gets people talking and gets people interested in it."

  46. 1356: 
    A Question of Sport

    Here are the answers to today's #QSTeaser from @QofS_Official: Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, New York Giants & Pittsburgh Steelers

  47. 1355: 

    Midfielder Dean Marney has signed a new two-year contract at Burnley.

  48. 1348: 

    Former Barcelona manager Pepe Guardiola says "everything could happen" in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg against his future side Bayern Munich.

    Guardiola left the Spaniards last summer and has agreed to replace current Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes at the Allianz Arena for next season.

    Two fantastic teams are playing, everything could happen," he said in comments reported in AS. "They are two teams who have had an extraordinary domination of their leagues, what they have achieved this season is well deserved. I am very impatient [to see the game], but I am very bad at making predictions."

  49. 1347: 

    Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez has called on his team mates not to underestimate Barcelona's powers of recovery.

    Barcelona go into Wednesday night's Champions League semi-final, trailing 4-0 to Bayern after the first leg.

    "We must be very careful because the club never gives up," he said.

    "Barcelona is capable of achieving a comeback - they won 4-0 against Milan in their home ground".

    Can Barcelona pull off a 'great escape'. Tweet your thoughts at #bbcsportsday.

  50. 1336: 

    Chris Noir: Not a fan of Mourinho's brand of negative football. He can stay in Spain.

    Jack Connor: They say never go backwards in football. As a Chelsea fan, I think that's absolute rubbish.

    abubakr latif: Mourinho wanted to manage ManU for a while now. Could it be that Sir Alex decides to make way finally? Else its Chelsea I'd say.

    Which club do you think Jose Mourinho will manage next season? Tweet us using the #bbcsportsday hashtag.

  51. 1333: 
    Weir David Weir will compete in the Bupa Westminster Mile.

    Some of Great Britain's leading middle distance runners will compete in the new Bupa Westminster Mile around St James's Park on 26 May.

    World Championship 1500 metres medallists Hannah England and Lisa Dobriskey will be among those taking part in the event, organised by the London Marathon.

    Four-time London 2012 Paralympic gold medallist David Weir will also compete, along with members of the public.

  52. 1330: 

    Swansea City have reacted to an outbreak of measles in south Wales by getting their players innoculated.

    Over 1,000 cases of the disease have been diagnosed in the region and health officials say that around 5,000 local young people still need vaccinations.

    As a result, League Cup winners Swansea have taken no chances, innoculating both their first-team players and members of the club's youth academy.

    "Given that the club is in the outbreak zone, we had a thorough check of which players had not received their second jabs," said a spokesman.

  53. 1328: 

    Dundee boss John Brown has won the Premier League manager of the month award.

    Brown led the bottom club to three victories from three games in April to keep alive their slim survival hopes.

  54. 1327: 

    From BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms: "Warwickshire's morning having won the toss and elected to bat, reaching lunch on 83-1

    "Sussex suffered a blow before play started, with Steve Magoffin ruled out with injury allowing Andrew Miller to make his debut against his former county.

    "Matt Prior is keeping for Sussex, having fielded at first slip during most of last weeks game at the Oval.

    "The pivotal moment of the morning came just before lunch, when Jonathan Trott was dropped at slip by Sussex skipper Ed Joyce, a regulation chance which Sussex may live to regret."

    (Day one of four)


    From BBC Radio Newcastle's Martin Emmerson: "Will Smith's innings here wasn't quite Chesney Hughes-esque but wasn't far off.

    "By the time he disappeared in the 131st over of Durham's first innings, he'd been out in the middle for eight and a half hours and had been on the pitch the entire duration of the game.

    "His innings began on Monday evening and ended 393 balls later on 153 as he holed out to the diving Luke Fletcher at mid-on, while trying to drive Samit Patel for four.

    "At lunch Durham lead by 44 runs at 364-8. Gareth Breese, playing in his first championship match since a game at Kent in May, 2010, has 23."

    (Day three of four)

  56. 1322: 

    From BBC Radio Lancashire's Scott Read: "It has been emphatically Glamorgan's morning at Colwyn Bay.

    "Lancashire, who had elected to bat first are struggling at 86-5. The four Glamorgan dealers have played their part with Michael Hogan setting the tone by dismissing Paul Horton with the second ball of the morning.

    "They have been two wickets apiece for Michael Reed and Hogan."

    (Day one of four)

  57. 1318: 

    From BBC Radio Derby: "Another day in which a placid pitch has favoured the side batting.

    "Chasing Derbyshire's 475, Yorkshire have been anchored by a near faultless 130 not out from Joe Root.

    "But a silly run out saw Phil Jaques out for 39, and Andrew Gale fell for five to a poor shot against David Wainwright. Yorkshire 251 for three in their first innings."

    (Day three of four)

  58. 1314: 

    From BBC Northampton's Chris Egerton at Canterbury: "Even stevens at lunch, despite Kent winning the toss on a good batting pitch and quick outfield.

    "Northants have made good use of the new ball with Willey and Copeland especially accurate and getting movement and bounce.

    "The three wickets gone just after an hour but since then, Powell and Bell-Drummond have carried the attack to the bowlers - the 19-year-old Bell-Drummond particularly neat through the covers."

    (Day one of four)

  59. 1311: 

    BBC Essex's Glenn Speller at Chelmsford: "An even morning session with Hampshire making slow progress in the first hour for the loss of George Bailey.

    "Scoring became easier in the hour up to lunch which saw Liam Dawson complete a solid half- century but he then patted a full toss from Tim Phillips straight to Ben Foakes at short leg. Hants lead by 96 runs at 153-4."

    (Day three of four)

  60. 1307: 

    Australian sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell finished first and second in the women's 100-metres freestyle final in Adelaide on Wednesday to qualify for this year's world swimming Championships.

    Cate, an Olympic gold medallist in the women's 4x100m relay, swam the quickest time ever in Australia in Tuesday's semi-final, touching in 52.92secs.

    Bronte Campbell (53.85) held off challenges for the second individual berth in the event at the world championships in July.

  61. 1307: 
    Hoilett Junior Hoilett is uncertain what the future holds

    Queens Park Rangers striker Junior Hoilett wants to come back stronger after enduring a tough season.

    The 22-year-old has struggled for games since moving to Loftus Road from Blackburn Rovers in the summer.

    "Of course I want to stay in the top flight - every player does, but that's for the future after the last few games," he told the Fulham Chronicle.

    "It's been a tough time, there's no doubt. But all I can do is learn from the situation and come back stronger."

  62. 1254: 

    Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony has admitted he would be interested in a move to the Premier League.

    The 24-year-old Vitesse Arnhem striker is top scorer in the Dutch Eredivisie with 31 goals.

    "I've heard the rumours (about Chelsea being interested), like you've heard about that. There's nothing concrete. We'll see at the end of the season," he told BBC Sport.

    "I'm very interested in the Premier League and the atmosphere in England, it's a wonderful league and we will see what happens," he explained. "

  63. 1251: 

    Scottish Second Division side Albion Rovers have parted company with manager Todd Lumsden.

    Lumsden will take charge of Saturday's final game against Queen of the South before stepping down. Rovers have been relegated this season.

  64. 1245: 

    Matt Roland: Mourinho is the ONLY man I want back at Chelsea. Even if it's only three years, it will be the most glorious three years.

    Mohammed Danjuma: "The only one" made Chelsea. We love him and want him back any day, anytime.

    Vince Manning: Straight swap AVB to Real Madrid, Jose to the lane.

    rashid jamil: Mourinho to Arsenal, may be that can bring the long awaited silverware.

    Which club do you think Jose Mourinho will end up managing next season? Tweet us using the #bbcsportsday hashtag.

  65. 1243: 

    BBC Radio 5 live's Philip Studd speaking about Ding Junhui's World Snooker Championship quarter-final defeat to Barry Hawkins: "Ding's unhappy relationship with the World Championship continues.

    "Only one Crucible semi-final is a desperately disappointing return for one of the finest players of the modern era. It's hard to fathom, Ding is a proven winner, twice a UK and a Masters champion, but he's never looked comfortable in the Crucible cauldron.

    "With so many marquee names having fallen by the wayside in the bottom half of the draw, this appeared to be a golden opportunity. One wonders if the Chinese, now 26, will get a better one."

  66. 1238: 

    Borussia Dortmund chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke locked himself in a toilet as he could not bear to watch the final minutes of Tuesday night's Champions League win over Real Madrid.

    "For the first time in my life I had to give up due to heart problems," he told the club's website.

    "I went to the toilet for the last minutes, locked myself in, covered my ears and looked at my watch. I had all kinds of thoughts going through my head."

  67. 1235: 

    Everton striker Victor Anichebe has put his international career with Nigeria on hold so he can "manage his body accordingly".

    "The best thing for me at the moment is to focus on club football," he told BBC Sport.

    "Without club football there is no international football and everyone at Everton was with me every step of the way during my injuries and rehabilitation and so I owe it to the club to manage myself correctly."

  68. 1228: 
    Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan is one frame away from the World Snooker Championship semi-final

    Ronnie O'Sullivan has finished the second session of his World Snooker Championship quarter-final one frame away from victory against Stuart Bingham.

    O'Sullivan leads 12-4 going into Wednesday night's final session. Follow the action on our snooker pages.

  69. 1223: 

    The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has rejected Pakistan's appeal against the awarding of their Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group II tie to New Zealand.

    Designated hosts Pakistan were disqualified from last month's Davis Cup tie, played in Myanmar because of security concerns, after referee Ashita Ajigala ruled that the grass court in Yangon had become unplayable and dangerous.

    The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) appealed against the ruling but the ITF's Davis Cup Committee upheld the Sri Lankan referee's decision at a meeting on Tuesday.

  70. 1212: 

    Nyke: I think its clear that Jose is Chelsea bound. What order club in England loves him like Chelsea?

    Ben White: As a United fan, I don't want Jose to replace Fergie but would love to see him back in England, just not at City.

    Rob Akehurst: Only one place he will go and that's Chelsea. No fans love him more and he still has unfinished business.

    Which club do you think Jose Mourinho will end up managing next season? Tweet us using the #bbcsportsday hashtag.

  71. 1210: 

    Barry Hawkins spoke to BBC Sport after his semi-final win over Ding Junhui.

    "It's unbelievable," he said. "I'm absolutely delighted to make it through to the one-table set-up and I'm pleased with how I held it together at the end.

    "That was the biggest win for me and I'm just going to enjoy every moment. I have nothing to lose so we will see what happens.

    "I didn't sleep great last night and I woke up early this morning due to the nerves but I managed to take the first frame today and that settled me down."

  72. 1208: 
    Barry Hawkins Barry Hawkins has reached the semi-final of the World Snooker Championship

    Barry Hawkins will face the winner of Ricky Walden or Michael White in the World Snooker Championship semi-final. Walden leads 6-2.

    Follow the action on our snooker pages.

  73. 1158: 

    Barry Hawkins has beat Ding Junhui 13-7 to reach the last four at the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield. Ronnie O'Sullivan has moved to just one frame of victory in his quarter-final against Stuart Bingham, leading 12-1. Follow the action on our snooker pages.

  74. 1156: 

    Queens Park Rangers owner Tony Fernandes has said the club "is in a position to trade now".

    "A lot of our investment has gone into building up the squad. Now we're in a position where we can trade," he said.

    "We weren't able to do that before - we were just buying, buying and buying."

  75. 1147: 

    Simon Holt: I would love to see him at Manchester City with all the money plus the Fergie rivalry but can't see Manchini going.

    Steven Gilroy: This rules Mourinho out of the United job, which is great as he only brings short term success. United do long term success.

    Dan Nugent: If Mourinho goes back to Chelsea he'll never go on to manage Man U. He is better off saving himself for the big job.

    Which club do you think Jose Mourinho will end up managing next season? Tweet us using the #bbcsportsday hashtag.

  76. 1142: 

    Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic has said he does not care who his side face in the Champions League final, after beating Real Madrid on Tuesday night.

    The German side nearly paid the price for missing several chances at the Bernabeu but held on for a 4-3 aggregate win despite losing 2-0 after conceding late goals on Tuesday and could feature in an all-German showpiece at Wembley on May 25.

    Barcelona play Bayern Munich in the second semi-final on Wednesday evening, with the Spaniards trailing 4-0.

    "I don't care who we play in the final, I relish the challenge of facing either Bayern Munich or Barcelona in London because it will be by some way the biggest game of my career," he said.

  77. 1132: 

    Barry Hawkins is leading Ding Junhui 10-7 in the World Snooker Championship quarter-finals. Follow the action on our snooker pages.

  78. 1131: 
    Audley Harrison Audley Harrison announces his retirement from boxing

    More from Audley Harrison on his retirement from boxing.

    "I believed if I was mentally and physically right, I could figure these young guns out," he said.

    "Saturday was my final chance to prove it. The thing that pulled me up was pride, so I wanted a chance to continue and go out on my shield. It was not to be…"

  79. 1126: 

    More on Audley Harrison announcing his retirement from boxing.

    "There are only so many times you can fall before it becomes foolhardy to continue," said Harrison.

    "I've fallen a lot, but winning the heavyweight title was a destination I really wanted to get to. Coming back from adversity has been synonymous with my life.

    "I've done well to turn my life around, but sadly my dream to be a legitimate world champion will be unrealised."

  80. 1122: 

    Here is today's #QSTeaser from @QofS_Official Name the four teams since 2000 that have won the Super Bowl on more than one occasion?

  81. 1116: 

    Former Olympic champion Audley Harrison has announced his retirement from boxing.

    Harrison, 41, was knocked out by American prospect Deontay Wilder in Sheffield on Saturday.

    "There are only so many times you can fall before it becomes foolhardy to continue," said Harrison.

  82. 1111: 

    Michael Stack: Mourinho to replace Adkins at Reading for a triumphant return to the Premiership, a realistic possibility.

    Josh Mata Legg: Mourinho can only return to one club.. Chelsea! He is the man to revive us, and get us challenging.

    Alex Green: People are saying Mourinho will leave after three seasons max, that's long for us to have a manager for!

    Tom Amos: ‏ I think Mourinho loves the hysteria and attention. This doesn't mean he's coming to Chelsea, or even that he's leaving at all .

    Which club do you think Jose Mourinho will end up managing next season? Tweet us using the #bbcsportsday hashtag.

  83. 1107: 

    Russia's Olympic discus silver medalist Darya Pishchalnikova has been banned for 10 years for doping and will be stripped of her medal.

    The ban annuls Pishchalnikova's results from May 20, 2012, including her silver medal from last year's London Olympics, says the Russian track and field federation

    The 27-year-old Russian tested positive for the banned substance Oxandrolone in a retest of a sample taken in an out-of-competition control last May.

    Because of the ban, Li Yanfeng of China stands to move up to silver and Yarelys Barrios of Cuba to bronze.

    Pishchalnikova previously served a two-year ban from 2007-09.

  84. 1100: 

    Paris St-Germain assistant coach Paul Clement has called David Beckham's arrival at the club "a breath of fresh air".

    Beckham joined the Parisiens in January on a contract until the end of the season and has played in 12 matches in all competitions to help Carlo Ancelotti's men close in on the Ligue 1 title.

    "He's been a breath of fresh air here. He gets on with everyone, first out to training, last one back in, real enthusiasm for the game," he told beIN Sport.

    "You know after 20 years of playing at the top level, he still loves his football and hopefully he'll be able to continue for a little bit longer."

  85. 1100: 

    Glamorgan v Lancashire: England's James Anderson will play for Lancashire as they face fellow unbeaten side Glamorgan at Colwyn Bay.

    This is the first time the two sides have met in the County Championship in 12 years.

    Glamorgan beat Worcestershire by 10 wickets in their last outing, but Lancashire are yet to win since their relegation to Division Two with two draws to their name.

  86. 1055: 

    British tennis player Andy Murray has expressed his disbelief at the Spanish authorities overseeing cycling scandal Operation Puerto, asking if it is the "biggest cover-up in sports history".

    Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes was convicted on Tuesday over his role in supplying blood transfusions to cyclists.

    Murray tweeted after a Spanish court ordered 211 blood bags to be destroyed. "Case is beyond a joke," he said. "Why would court order blood bags to be destroyed? #coverup."

  87. 1050: 

    Kent v Northants: The Division Two early-season leaders Northants play their fourth game of the season with a match at Kent beginning this morning.

    Northants seamer Steven Crook, the division's leading wicket taker, will be looking to add to the 18 wickets he has already taken this season.

    Kent have begun the season with two rain-affected draws. West Indian Brendan Nash already has a ton and three half-centuries to his name in four innings this season.

  88. 1047: 

    Ronnie O'Sullivan makes some extraordinary long pots to extend his lead to 9-1 over Stuart Bingham in the World Snooker Championship quarter-finals. The Rocket just needs four more to seal victory. Follow the action on our snooker pages.

  89. 1043: 
    Alex Cuthbert

    Wing Alex Cuthbert says his rise from Wales Sevens to the British and Irish Lions has been "mad". The Wales and Cardiff Blues wing was named in coach Warren Gatland's 37-man British and Irish Lions squad.

    Cuthbert, 23, played for Wales Sevens in the 2010 Commonwealth Games before becoming a Grand Slam winner with Wales in 2012. "It is mad, the last two years [since] getting my opportunity with Cardiff Blues," said Cuthbert.

  90. 1039: 

    Yorkshire v Derbyshire: Opener Chesney Hughes missed out on a record yesterday when he fell four runs short of equalling the highest-ever score by a Derbyshire batsman.

    Hughes carried his bat in making 270 not out as Derbyshire were dismissed for 476, with England bowler Tim Bresnan taking 2-103. Yorkshire will resume this morning on 164-1 with Joe Root unbeaten on 75."

  91. 1036: 

    Super League strugglers Salford City Reds have signed centre Jordan Davies from rugby union side Sale Sharks. The 23-year-old follows Sale team-mate Andy Powell into rugby league. Wales international Powell agreed a move to Super League leaders Wigan last week.

  92. 1029: 

    Leicestershire v Gloucestershire: Twelve wickets fell on an enthralling opening day at Grace Road. Shiv Thakor, who scored a century last week against Kent, made 75 in Leicestershire's 250 all out, with Benny Howell (5-57) taking his maiden five-wicket haul. Gloucestershire will start day two 219 runs behind on 31-2.

  93. 1027: 

    Stuart Bingham lets the opening frame in his quarter-final against Ronnie O'Sullivan slip away with a costly error to drop back to 8-1 down in the best of 25 frame contest. You can follow the action on the snooker pages.

  94. 1019: 

    Essex v Hampshire: England captain Alastair Cook made a patient half-century to help Essex into a first-innings lead against Hampshire at Chelmsford.

    Cook spent four hours at the crease in making 59, while Graham Napier smashed nine fours and a six in his 74 as Essex were all out for 254 in reply to Hampshire's 197. The visitors will resume this morning on 77-2.


    Gareth Quigley: "Mourinho and the Premier League are like tea and biscuits. Not as good when apart, much better when together ;)"

    Austin Nkem: "Am I the only Chelsea fan not too keen on Mourinho as our next manager? Love him, but we know three years max, and he's off again."

    Jason Wise: "They say "never go back". Mourinho will have to make do with battling for third place what with the two richer Manchester clubs."

    Which club do you think Jose Mourinho will end up managing next season? Tweet us using the #bbcsportsday hashtag.

  96. 1013: 

    Nottinghamshire v Durham: England spinner Graeme Swann goes into day three of Nottinghamshire's County Championship match with Durham still looking for his first wicket.

    Swann returned to action after his elbow operation but failed to pick up a wicket on Tuesday in 20 overs, while England team-mate Stuart Broad took 2-65. The hosts, who have former Notts man Will Smith unbeaten on 119, are 23 runs behind Notts on 297-6.

  97. 1009: 

    A busy day of County Championship matches will be under way at 1100 BST and you can follow any match of your choice live, with radio commentary on the BBC Sport website and text updates right here.

  98. 1003: 

    Video streams of the World Snooker Championship quarter-finals between Ronnie O'Sullivan and Stuart Bingham and Ding Junhui and Barry Hawkins are up and running at the top of this page or via the snooker pages. O'Sullivan leads Bingham 7-1 in the best of 25 frame contest while Ding trails Hawkins 9-7.

  99. 0957: 

    Getting inside the mind of Luis Suarez, 26, appears a difficult task, as his career treads the thin line between footballing brilliance and flawed genius - but that's a challenge BBC Radio 5 live takes up with a programme called: 'What's Eating Luis Suarez?'. You can listen to the show tonight from 1930 BST and find a preview on the football pages.

  100. 0951: 

    Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye tells BBC Radio 5 live that Tyson Fury rejected the offer of a fight: "We contacted his people after he made some big bold statements that I would never fight again after I fought him and that he was desperate to fight me.

    "We contacted his manager, Mick Hennessy, and he said he would go down another route and wouldn't fight me.

    "It was big talk from Tyson and I was serious about negotiating the fight but he said 'no thank you' and that quashed that fight, but it would've caused a lot of excitement."

  101. 0946: 

    Sale Sharks have taken their tally of summer signings to seven after announcing the arrivals of Phil Mackenzie, Andy Forsyth and Dan Baines.

  102. 0941: 

    Red Bull manager Dietrich Mateschitz has criticised the current format of Formula 1 even though the world champions have won two of the first four races in 2013.

    "Formula 1 no longer has anything to do with 'classic' racing," said Mateschitz. "Today, it's not the fastest driver in the fastest car who wins, but the one with the optimum tyre management.

    "We've even had to scale down our car, because the tyres were not lasting. If we really went as fast as we can, we would need 10 to 15 pit stops."

  103. 0935: 

    The RFL board of directors have extended Bradford Bulls' Super League licence for a further 12 months to the end of the 2014 season.

    The Bulls were granted a 12-month licence to compete in 2013. The decision follows a detailed review of the progress made by the club since it was taken under new ownership in August 2012.


    Graeme Anderson: "England is certainly a place where people love Jose Mourinho. It would be great to have him back in the Premier League."

    James Birtles: "I still have a feeling that Mourinho would like to take over from Fergie but who knows when he will leave United?"

    Matthew Buckley: "He's an amazing manager and brings real passion, but he's not a long term option (three seasons at the most)."

    Which club do you think Jose Mourinho will end up managing next season> Tweet us using the #bbcsportsday hashtag.

  105. 0928: 

    British and Irish Lions forwards coach Graham Rowntree says England captain Chris Robshaw is "unlucky" to have missed out on the tour to Australia.

    Flanker Robshaw, 26, was left out of the 37-man squad named on Tuesday, led by Wales' Sam Warburton.

    "He was upset and quite rightly so, he's been exceptional for England," Rowntree told BBC Radio 5 live. "There's going to be injuries and Chris will be one of the first names we turn to. He's desperately unlucky."

  106. 0923: 

    Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye tells BBC Radio 5 live: "I'm 32 now, I haven't taken too much punishment or damage so while the opportunity is there to re-gain that heavyweight championship of the world, which I desperately want to do, I will put my body through it in training."

  107. 0917: 

    The German press praise Borussia Dortmund's resilience against Real Madrid and look towards what might be the first all-German European final in half a century.

    Die Welt describes "players falling to the ground, instead of cheering, because even they cannot believe that they have done it. Only football can trigger such emotions".

    Speigel says: "In the end, it was a nerve-wracking cliff-hanger, but now it's done. Real started breathtakingly, but failed again and again to beat keeper Roman Weidenfeller."

  108. 0912: 

    Spanish newspaper El Mundo described the late two-goal flurry which gave Real Madrid hope of a miracle comeback against Borussia Dortmund as "Two drops in a desert of despair". Real Madrid won 2-0 on the night but lost 4-3 on aggregate.

    While rueing the Spanish side's early missed chances, the paper is in little doubt as to who was to blame for Real's exit: "If a team has better players, but is worse than the rival team, the finger of accusation points towards the coach."

  109. 0907: 

    Former Chelsea midfielder Deco, 35, has tested positive for a banned diuretic in Brazil. Deco, who is currently playing for Fluminense, says he will appeal the result, saying it likely stemmed from contaminated vitamins. Fluminense say they won't comment until the results of Deco's "B" sample are released on Friday.

  110. 0902: 
    Ayrton Senna

    On 1 May 1994, Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna was killed in the San Marino Grand Prix when his Williams left the track at Tamburello. It came a day after Austrian driver Roland Ratzenberger died in a high-speed crash in qualifying.


    Stephen Lyddon: "Mourinho can't go anywhere but Chelsea, they have a vacancy and funds and he's like a God. Can't wait to see him back personally."

    Aaron Slade: "Time for Jose to come home, Stamford Bridge is waiting."

    T.O: "I think Mourinho will be Chelsea manager at the start of next season. Should make for an interesting 2013/14 season."

    Which club do you think Jose Mourinho will end up managing next season? Tweet us using the #bbcsportsday hashtag.

  112. 0855: 

    Scotland's athlete of the year Lynsey Sharp says drugs are a blight on athletics, and she has mixed emotions about becoming European champion a year late.

    Sharp has been upgraded from silver to gold following last June's 800m event in Helsinki after Yelena Arzhakova received a two-year doping ban .

    "It's a huge problem," Sharp told BBC Scotland. "There's a lot of people being caught, but it's nothing compared to the amount of people getting away with it."

  113. 0850: 

    Ryan Jones is set to be named as Wales captain for the forthcoming tour of Japan. The Ospreys forward missed out on selection for the 37-man British and Irish Lions squad to tour Australia in the summer.

    Cardiff Blues lock Bradley Davies will continue his comeback from an ankle injury by being named in the squad. Fly-half Dan Biggar of the Ospreys and the Scarlets' Rhys Priestland will both be named in the squad.

  114. 0845: 

    Ireland's Stephen Roche insists Sir Bradley Wiggins is capable of replicating his 1987 feat of winning the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in the same year.

    Roche said: "It's quite ambitious, but then Bradley is ambitious. Bradley is quite capable of it and if he puts his mind to it, very capable of it.

    "If he wins the Giro, going into the Tour it will give him peace of mind, knowing he's already won a big tour and it will take a lot of pressure off him."

  115. 0839: 

    1904: The first football international outside Great Britain was played by Belgium and France at Uccle, near Brussels, and ended 3-3.

    1955: Sir Stirling Moss and co-driver Dennis Jenkinson became the first British winners of the Mille Miglia endurance road race in a Mercedes Benz.

    2012: Seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry retired from snooker.

  116. 0834: 

    Former Rangers striker Mark Hateley believes fans will celebrate winning the third division title just as much as they have done any top-flight honour in the past.

    The Light Blues wrapped up the championship at the end of March and will be presented with the trophy in the final game of the season this weekend.

    Hateley said: "I think the fans will celebrate as much as they would have done had it been the SPL trophy. It's the start of a new era, after a tough season, and it's a day of celebration."

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Lions forwards coach Graham Rowntree speaking about the squad on BBC Radio 5 live: "We want a balance of size and power because we want to play different games and I think the squad reflects that nicely. We had seven selection meetings in total, one immediately after the Six Nations game in Cardiff and obviously a lot of the big name Welsh players turned up that night, so that selection meeting was geared towards a Welsh contingent on the Lions tour."


    Leon Mark Walters: "I'm a Liverpool fan and can't help but love the way Mourinho goes about doing things. Fully expect to see him at the Bridge."

    Jay: "Mourinho is just not the kind who can stick with one job for more than a few years. He'll always find reasons to be unhappy."

    Jack Lyon: "Mourinho to take over at Manchester City or Chelsea next season without a doubt!"

    Which team do you think Jose Mourinho will end up managing next season? Tweet us using the #bbcsportsday

  119. 0828: 

    Olympic champions Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott and Dani King will compete for Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling in the Elite Women's Criterium at the IG London Nocturne on Saturday 8th June. It will be the first time Wiggle Honda wil race as a team in the UK.

  120. 0824: 

    England batsmen Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell make their seasonal debuts for Warwickshire as the reigning champions begin their latest Division One game against Sussex at Hove.

    Ireland pace bowler Boyd Rankin is also in the Bears squad after recovering from a foot injury, while Sussex may name the same XI that drew with Surrey last week.

  121. 0820: 

    Vijay Singh has been cleared of doping by the PGA Tour despite admitting using a banned substance.

    Fiji's former world number one admitted to using deer antler spray, which contains small amounts of growth hormone.

    But the World Anti-Doping Agency told the Tour it does not contain sufficient quantities to break the rules. "The Tour deemed it only fair to no longer treat Mr Singh's use as a violation," said a statement.

  122. 0818: 

    Britain's Mark Cavendish will look to make up for the disappointment of last year's Giro d'Italia, where he missed out on the sprinter's points jersey by one point, after being named as Omega-Pharma - Quick-Step leader this year.

    "We start with a very good team built around Mark Cavendish," said Quick-Step sport director Davide Bramati. "The presence of a pure sprinter will change our approach to the race."

    You can follow live text commentary of each stage of the Giro d'Italia, which starts on Saturday, on the BBC cycling pages. BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and online will also have audio commentary.

  123. 0814:  

    BBC Radio 5 live will broadcast a programme on the talented yet controversial Liverpool striker Luis Suarez at 1930 BST tonight. For a preview clip, visit the 5 live sport pages.

  124. 0812: 

    Ronnie O'Sullivan will continue his bid for a fifth World Snooker Championship crown when he resumes his quarter-final against Stuart Bingham with a 7-1 lead. On the other table, Barry Hawkins leads Ding Junhui 9-7 in the best 25 frame contest.

    You can watch coverage of both those matches on the snooker pages from 1000 BST.

  125. 0808: 

    Following Jose Mourinho's latest admission, we want to know who you think the 50-year-old will end up managing next season. Is a return to Chelsea on the cards? Will he stay at Real Madrid?

    Tweet us your thoughts using the #bbcsportsday hashtag.

  126. 0806: 

    Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been linked with a move away from Spain and has spoken in the past of a return to England.

    After Tuesday's match, he said: "I know in England I am loved, I know I am loved by some clubs, especially one."

    But he added: "I didn't make a decision because I have a contract and the respect I have for the club and the president. At the end of the season, I want to sit down with the president and speak about it."

  127. 0803: 
    Jose Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho says he may not remain as Real Madrid coach next season and plans to be "where people love me to be". The Spanish side suffered a 4-3 aggregate defeat by Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semi-finals last night.

  128. 0800: 

    Good morning and welcome to another edition of Sportsday. We've got reaction to Borussia Dortmund's Champions League defeat of Real Madrid, build up to tonight's other semi-final between Barcelona and Bayern Munich and updates from the World Snooker Championship snooker and county cricket throughout the day.

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