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Summary

  1. Newcastle sack John Carver
  2. Luis Enrique signs new Barcelona contract
  3. Slaven Bilic is new West Ham boss
  4. GET INVOLVED #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Mandeep Sanghera and Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    That's it from Sportsday, but there is a feast of live sport on the BBC this evening.

    England are playing their first match of the Women's World Cup which is live on BBC Two, while there is also live text commentary here.

    Meanwhile after England's record score, New Zealand are trying to chase 409 to win the first ODI at Edgbaston.

    There is live text commentary here on that match and ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

  2. Leeds sign goalkeeper Horton

    Football

    Championship clubLeeds United have signed goalkeeper Charlie Horton, 20, on a two-year contract.

    USA Under-23 international Horton joined Cardiff from League One side Peterborough in 2014, but failed to make an appearance for the club.

  3. Ayew in talks with Swansea

    Football

    Andre Ayew

    Good news for Swansea City fans.

    Ghana forward Andre Ayew has held talks with Swansea about a possible move to the Liberty Stadium.

    Talks will continue on Wednesday when the player could also have a medical.

    The 25-year-old's contract with Marseille expired in June.

    He scored 52 goals for the French club in 181 appearances since joining them in 2006.

  4. Mourinho could play hardball over Cech

    Football

    Chelsea keeper Petr Cech (left) and Blues manager Jose Mourinho

    Chelsea keeper Petr Cech is reportedly a target for Arsenal but Blues boss Jose Mourinho has warned the Gunners they may have to send a player his way if any deal is to be done.

    "Every club that is interested in Petr, I can find a player that I like in that team too," said Mourinho.

    "My answer is not important because the owner is the owner, he is the person with the perspective I admire a lot, respect a lot. He respects a lot of people who do important things for him.

    "I'm different. I have the same respect for Petr that everybody at the club has, but my answer would be, no way. If the answer is different I will accept that."

  5. Lineham agrees Warrington switch

    Rugby League

    Warrington Wolves have signed Hull FC winger Tom Lineham in a four-year deal to start in the 2016 season.

    They have paid £140,000 for the 22-year-old, who is Super League's second-highest try-scorer this season with 15.

    "Tom's try-scoring speaks for itself and he is a player I have greatly admired for years since he came on the scene," Warrington head coach Tony Smith told the club website.

  6. England start World Cup campaign

    France v England (18:00 BST)

    England fans

    England women's World Cup campaign is underway against France in New Brunswick, Canada.

    The match is live on BBC Two and there is live text commentary here.

  7. Hazard worth more than Ronaldo

    Football

    Eden Hazard

    Chelsea's Eden Hazard is worth more than Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo according to the latest report by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory.

    The Belgian was valued between £135.4 million and £148.9m behind Barcelona's Lionel Messi rated the most valuable at £255.3m to £280.8m.

    Real Madrid forward Ronaldo is third on the list worth £113.3m to £124.7m, Neymar fourth at £89.6m to £98.5m and fifth is Manchester City's Sergio Aguero worth £78.2m to £86.0m.

    Liverpool's Raheem Sterling is the highest English player on the list worth £73.7m to £81.0m.

    The data looks at a player's age, the length of their contract and the level of their performance as well as taking into account their club's results and achievements, to work out how much the player would be worth in the transfer market.

  8. Southgate hopes for motivated Ings

    Football

    Danny Ings

    Danny Ings will go into the Under-21 European Championship on the back of agreeing a move to Liverpool and England boss Gareth Southgate hopes to reap the rewards of a striker in buoyant mood.

    "He is excited," said Southgate. "He is a player we like a lot. He has grown with us. He is always wanting to learn and always wanting to improve. It's a great opportunity for him.

    "After this summer, he is only eligible for the seniors and he will face new experiences like European football.

    "He has proven he can score goals in the Premier League with a [Burnley] side that didn't create as many chances as Liverpool."

  9. Brilliant Buttler

    Cricket

    England's have smashed their highest ever ODI score by reaching 408-9 from 50 overs against New Zealand. Yes, you read right, 4-0-8. Joe Root blasted 104 from 78 balls ands Jos Buttler smashed 129 off 77 balls. You can follow live text commentary here.

    Kevin Pietersen on Twitter
    Michael Vaughan on Twitter.
  10. Sanchez wants more at Arsenal

    Football

    Alexis Sanchez with the FA Cup

    Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been reflecting on a 'bittersweet' season with the Gunners as he prepares to play in the Copa America with Chile.

    The north London club won the FA Cup and finished third in the top flight but Sanchez says: "I would have liked to have been in the Champions League final, to have won the Premier League title.

    "I would have liked to be in the Champions League final or to have won the Premier League title. I believe we have a bunch of skilful players so to not achieve more is disappointing."

  11. US Open qualifying

    Golf

    Stewart Cink tweet

    Stewart Cink will miss out on a 20th consecutive US Open appearance at Chambers Bay in Washington next week after failing to come through qualifying.

    The American, who won the Open in 2009, joins the likes of Chris DiMarco and Brett Wetterich in missing out, but England's Luke Donald has earned a place after topping the leaderboard at the Bears Club in Jupiter.

  12. Quids in for Grimsby

    Football

    Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst could be handed a bulging transfer kitty as a fund comprising supporters donations has doubled its target.

    The Mariners finished third in the Conference but lost a play-off final penalty shootout to Bristol Rovers.

    Determined to see their side promoted, a supporters' trust set a donation target of £20,000 but more than £41,000 has been contributed inside a week.

  13. Hamilton vows to stay on rails

    Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton (left), with Kanye West, Olivier Rousteing and Kim Kardashian

    Two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton says his self-professed rock and roll lifestyle away from F1 will not lead him astray.

    "Jumping off the boat, jumping off rocks, jet skiing, all those things I like to do, I still do them," says the 30-year-old.

    "That's me going wild. There's no other way I want to go. What else is there to do?, I am already living life to the full.

    "I never ever want to do either (drink or drugs), I can't really understand why people do it. So no. I've never had it my family."

  14. Bilic appointed West ham boss

    Football

    This was a big story earlier in the day as West Ham appointed Slaven Bilic as their new manager.

    The club's joint chairman David Gold has tweeted:

    David Gold
  15. Women's World Cup

    France v England (18:00 BST)

    Want to know how to follow the Women's World Cup across BBC Sport? Have a little look at this video...

    And a reminder, England start their World Cup campaign against France at 18:00 BST live on BBC Two, with live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  16. Konta wins in Nottingham

    Tennis

    British number two Johanna Konta has beaten Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3 6-3 in the first round the Nottingham Open.

    Konta is ranked 88 places below seventh seed Rybarikova.

  17. Wales ponder Millennuim return

    Football

    Cardiff's Millennium Stadium
    Image caption: Cardiff's Millennium Stadium hosted its first football international in 2000

    Wales could return to the Millennium Stadium if they qualify for Euro 2016, says Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford.

    Cardiff City Stadium will host Chris Coleman's side remaining home qualifiers but the FAW chief is open to a return to the home of Welsh rugby should the side qualify for their first major tournament finals since 1958.

    "Let's see where we get with the qualifiers," Ford said. "We've always had the intention of going back to the Millennium Stadium at some point in the future.

  18. Women's World Cup

    France v England (18:00 BST)

    England and Great Britain hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh tweeted:"Good luck to England tonight in their opening game of the World Cup v France. Take it to them and show them what you've got #lionesses #ENG"

  19. England team announced

    France v England (18:00 BST)

    England team to face France: Bardsley, A Scott, Rafferty, Williams, Houghton (C), Bassett, J Scott, Aluko, Bronze, Chapman, White

    Remember you can watch the match live on BBC Two with coverage from 17:30 BST and follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website from 17:00 BST.

  20. Meet the players

    France v England (18:00 BST)

    Jodie Taylor
  21. Nottingham Open

    Tennis

    Britain's Johanna Konta has taken the first set 6-3 against Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in the first round the Nottingham Open.

  22. Weah gets Liberia summons

    Football

    George Weah
    Image caption: George Weah with his son in 2005

    George Weah's oldest son has been included in Liberia's squad for Sunday's 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier in Togo.

    George junior, 27, was in the youth ranks at AC Milan while his father was at the club and his last club was Paris St-Germain's amateur team, for whom he made two substitute appearances in 2014.

    Liberia's new coach, James Debbah, is a relative of Weah's...

  23. Question of Sport teaser

    Cricket

    Remember we asked you which six players have matched Jimmy Anderson's feat of taking 100 ODI wickets for England since 2000?

    The answer? Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Paul Collingwood, Darren Gough, Andrew Flintoff and Graeme Swann.

  24. Match facts

    France v England (18:00 BST)

    Some stats from Opta ahead of France v England in the Women's World Cup at 18:00 BST.

    • Chelsea's Eniola Aluko scored 13 goals in 10 qualifying appearances for England on the road to Canada
    • France have lost none of their six competitive matches against the England, with three wins and three draws
    • England have won four and lost none of their last seven World Cup group games, scoring 16 goals in the process
    Eni Aluko
  25. Middle-order stand boosts Lancashire

    Lancashire 275 & 197-6, Gloucestershire 277

    BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt at Bristol:

    "It is finely poised still at Bristol. Four wickets fell in the afternoon, but a half-century partnership between Jordan Clark and Alex Davies has given Lancashire a lead of 195 with four wickets left.

    "A superb run out of Ashwell Prince by Craig Miles to add to his eight wickets in the game so far and a brilliant catch from Benny Howell epitomised an all-round impressive performance from Gloucestershire."

  26. Carver sacked by Newcastle

    Football

    If you want more on the sackings of Newcastle manager John Carver and coach Steve Stone, our colleagues at BBC Newcastle are running live reaction here.

  27. Nottingham Open

    Tennis

    Delyth Lloyd

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Nottingham Open

    British number two Johanna Konta finally underway against Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in her first round match at the Nottingham Open.

    The match was due to be played on Monday but delayed because of rain.

  28. Yorkshire on course for victory

    Middlesex 212 & 229, Yorkshire 229 & 91-1

    BBC Radio London 94.9's Kevin Hand:

    "Yorkshire have put themselves in a great position to claim the victory at tea on day three at Leeds.

    "Having been set 213 to win, the hosts were 91-1 with Adam Lyth on 48 and England team-mate Gary Ballance 22.

    "Middlesex need some inspiration from one of their bowlers if they are to find a way of avoiding their first defeat of the season."

  29. Westley century boosts Essex

    Essex 276 & 181-3, Northants 444

    Essex batsman Tom Westley completed an excellent century as the visitors wiped out their first-innings deficit at Wantage Road.

    He reached three figures off 122 balls, his innings featuring 18 fours, and was 105 not out at tea, with Jesse Ryder on 32.

    Their fourth wicket stand is worth 98, but the lead is only 15 runs and Essex cannot afford a final-session collapse.

  30. Enrique stays as Barca boss

    Football

    Luis Enrique has erased any doubts over his future as Barcelona coach by renewing his contract until 2017.

    He led the club to the treble of La Liga, Cop del Rey and Champions League glory this season but was unsure if he was staying in his role following success in the latter. However, as BBC Sport's Spanish football writer Andy West tweets...

    Andy West on Twitter

    The news has since been confirmed by Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

  31. Women's World Cup catch-up

    France v England (18:00 BST)

    BBC

    In just under two hours England women kick-off their World Cup campaign against France in New Brunswick, Canada.

    To whet your appetite take a look at yesterday's highlights in a bite sized 10 minutes as the USA took on Australia in the 'group of death, plus Japan v Switzerland and Cameroon v Ecuador.

  32. 'F1 like piloting airliners'

    Formula 1

    David Coulthard

    BBC Sport

    Fernando Alonso

    "From seeing the reaction on social media following the race, I know I am not the only person who did not like what I saw at the Canadian Grand Prix.

    "It seems to me that this is the biggest issue at the heart of complaints that Formula 1 is not what it should be, in terms of a test of man and machine on the limit at all times.

    "The sport has gone from the bucking bronco cars driven by Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost and Nigel Mansell, to an exercise in systems management which Fernando Alonso likened to piloting airliners."

    Read more for David Coulthard here.

  33. Women's World Cup

    France v England (18:00 BST)

    Stephanie Houghton

    The England captain herself is reminding you to watch her side's opening match...

  34. Durham top after beating Somerset

    Durham 189 & 314, Somerset 225 & 158

    Durham have moved to the top of Division One in the County Championship after beating Somerset by 120 runs at Chester-le-Street.

    Chasing 279 to win, Somerset were bowled out for 158 shortly before tea.

    Paul Coughlin did the damage with the ball, claiming 4-10, while Graham Onions chipped in with three wickets.

  35. Hutchinson's comeback

    Isle of Man TT

    How about this for a comeback...

    Five years after almost losing a leg and 30 operations later, Ian Hutchinson has won his second race at the Isle of Man TT.

    The 35-year-old from Yorkshire went close to losing his leg after a serious crash at Silverstone in 2010 and was out of action for several seasons.

  36. Women's World Cup

    France v England (18:00 BST)

    England women

    Who's the brainiest member of England's World Cup squad? Who's the moodiest? And who is the team DJ?

    Manchester City's Jill Scott tells all...

    England face France in their opening World Cup game on Tuesday (18:00 BST). You can watch the match live on BBC Two and on the BBC Sport website.

  37. Carver sacked by Newcastle

    Football

    Only QPR (12) collected fewer Premier League points during John Carver's time as Newcastle boss than the Magpies. (Opta)

  38. UCI happy with Wiggins bike

    Track Cycling

    Sir Bradley Wiggins

    Cycling's world governing body has no concerns over the equipment used by Sir Bradley Wiggins in his successful UCI Hour Record attempt on Sunday.

    Steve Collins, a coach who helped Alex Dowsett set the record on 2 May, claimed Wiggins' bike was not commercially available and therefore against regulations.

    The UCI said in a statement: "Bradley Wiggins' bike and equipment were thoroughly assessed by UCI officials before and after the UCI Hour Record attempt and were judged to be fully compliant with UCI regulations."

  39. Carver sacked by Newcastle

    Football

    John Carver and Alan Pardew

    John Carver, 50, took charge of Newcastle for the final 20 games of the season following the departure of Alan Pardew to Crystal Palace, but won just three matches.

    Former England and Derby County manager Steve McClaren is the favourite to be appointed as Pardew's permanent successor when he returns from holiday later this week.

  40. Gerrard urges Sterling to stay

    Football

    Steven Gerrard (left) and Raheem Sterling

    Liverpool fans might be stuck for who to replace Steven Gerrard with at the pinnacle of their affections but the former captain believes it could be Raheem Sterling if he stays at the club.

    Sterling, 20, has rejected a new deal with the Merseysiders and has told boss Brendan Rodgers he wants to leave.

    "I think there's a position there for him to be the number one player in the team," said Gerrard, who will be plying his trade with LA Galaxy in the United States.

    "He can be adored and have that adulation from supporters that the likes of Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres have experienced."

  41. Carver sacked by Newcastle

    Get involved at #bbcsportsday

    Reshad Sergeant: John Carver is good man, given a job he never had the skills to do. Tried his heart out. Hope he lands a backroom role soon.

  42. Moores are denied treble

    Horse racing

    Jamie Lillywhite

    BBC Sport at Fontwell

    Gallic Destiny wins at Fontwell

    No hat-trick for Lower Beeding-based father and son trainer/jockey team Gary and Jamie Moore as 20-1 shot Gallic Destiny edges out favourite Gioia Di Vita to win the third race at Fontwell, over 2 miles and 3 furlongs.

    The Moores had claimed the opening two races of the afternoon in the Sussex countryside by nine and eight lengths respectively but their entry Royal Battalion was fourth in this one.

  43. 'I hardly try and watch games'

    Football

    Paul Gascoigne

    Paul Gascoigne was capped 57 times by England and made more than 400 appearances for clubs including Newcastle, Tottenham, Lazio and Rangers, before retiring after leaving Boston in 2004.

    But, in his interview with BBC Radio 5 live, he says: "I still haven't coped. I hardly try and watch games because I still wish I was playing.

    "I cannot handle watching players getting lots of money and not putting 100% in. The fans paid for my house, my car, my holidays - but I've seen players score a goal, even for England, and just walk back.

    "There are young kids there seeing that and thinking it means nothing to score goals. I don't like that."

  44. Carver sacked by Newcastle

    Football

    As we were saying...

    BBC Newcastle tweet
  45. Wales news conference

    Wales v Belgium (Fri, 19:45 BST)

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    Wales defender James Chester on marking Belgium's Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard: "He gave me my toughest 90 minutes in my first season in the Premier League but, since then, I feel I have handled him better.

    "We know we are going to have to be on top of our game to keep him quiet because he's such a great talent."

  46. West Midlands sponsorship rivalry

    Football

    Aston Villa and West Brom

    West Brom's sponsors have joined their West Midlands rivals Aston Villa.

    The Baggies announced they had parted company with their main sponsor Intuit QuickBooks after a year and, three minutes later, Villa announced the accounting software company would become their partner for the next two seasons.

  47. Newcastle plans get green light

    Horse racing

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC horse racing correspondent

    Newcastle racecourse's controversial plans to scrap its flat-racing turf track and replace it with a synthetic, 'all-weather' surface have been approved by the British Horseracing Authority.

    The course will be closed down for the rest of the year when the project, part of an £11 million development, starts in September, with the first 'all-weather' races due in the Spring. The jumps track is unaffected long-term.

  48. Carver sacked by Newcastle - reports

    Football

    John Carver and Steve Stone

    The Telegraph are reporting that Newcastle manager John Carver has been relieved of his duties and will not be permitted to return to his previous role as assistant after winning only three games in his five months in charge.

    First-team coach Steve Stone has suffered the same fate ahead of the expected appointment of Steve McClaren as manager.

  49. National League success thrills Emms

    Badminton

    Olympic badminton silver medallist Gail Emms hopes the National Badminton League can grow in future after a successful debut season.

    The 37-year-old helped Team Derby become the competition's first champions and says she is keen for it to expand.

    "I'd love more teams to be involved but apart from that overall it's been a success," she said. "It's great we can showcase the top but let's have a lower league so they work up a bit like they do in football."

  50. Wales news conference

    Wales v Belgium (Fri, 19:45 BST)

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    Wales midfielder Joe Ledley: "We're not used to being this far up the table at this stage of a campaign. We just need to keep our heads, but I am sure we can get used to it and pick up results. We're still undefeated and that's the main thing."

    The Welsh are joint top of Group B at the halfway stage, and trail Belgium only by goal difference.

  51. Ronaldo film

    Football

    The documentary 'Ronaldo' is to be directed by BAFTA-winning British director Anthony Wonke.

    He is apparently best known for The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities (2007), The Battle for Marjah (2010), Crack House USA (2010), and Fire in the Night (2013).

    Cristiano will be in good hands then.

  52. Women's World Cup

    France v England (18:00 BST)

    Group F graphic
  53. Women's World Cup

    France v England (18:00 BST)

    France v England

    As grudge games go, England's World Cup opener against France on Tuesday will be one of the most bitter.

    In the last four years, Les Bleus have been the architects of the Three Lionesses' biggest tournament heartaches.

    Chief among them was the crushing 2011 World Cup quarter-final penalty shootout defeat. But equally humbling was the 3-0 Euro 2013 group stage annihilation that sent England home and effectively ended Hope Powell's 15-year tenure as manager.

    The match is live on BBC Two (17:30 BST) and Radio 5 (17:55 BST) and there will be live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  54. Ronaldo news is...not earth-shattering

    Football

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    On Monday, Cristiano Ronaldo teased us with some exciting news. Would he be leaving Real Madrid? Was a return to Manchester United on the cards? A run at the Fifa presidency?

    No. none of the above.

    He has announced he is releasing a film about himself. The self-titled 'Ronaldo' is described as a 'powerful documentary following a year in the life of the world's best footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo.'

    Odds on it taking more that Fifa film United Passion? (The £17m story about this history of Fifa and starring Tim Roth as Sepp Blatter took just £397 in its opening weekend in the US)

  55. Stench of trouble

    Rugby World Cup

    What are you left with when politicians get involved in sport? The stench of sewage, apparently...

    In the House of Commons on Tuesday, Labour MP Ruth Cadbury raised concerns that fans attending Rugby World Cup matches at Twickenham could be troubled by the smell of the adjacent Mogden sewage works.

    Cadbury, the member for Brentford & Isleworth, has called for ministerial intervention, and claimed that storm tanks need covered and that diluted sewage keeps discharging into the Thames.

  56. Vermaelen to lose Champions League medal?

    Football

    Thomas Vermaelen

    Thomas Vermaelen has been asked to give back his Champions League winners' medal, according to reports in Belgium.

    The Belgian defender was signed from Arsenal last summer but made just one appearance for the Catalan club this season due to injury.

    Voetbalkrant say Uefa rules state players can not keep the medal if they have not played during the competition.

    Former Chelsea keeper Ross Turnbull won a Champions League medal with the Blues, despite not making an appearance in the competition.

  57. Norwegian player sees red for homophobic slur

    Football

    A Norwegian player has been sent off for calling an opponent "gay."

    Baerum SK's Simen Juklerod was given a straight red for his abuse of a Sandnes Ulf player in the second tier game in Norway.

    Referees in the country have recently toughened their approach to homophobic language.

  58. Juventus land Khedira

    Football

    Sami Khedira

    Another blow for the Premier League...

    Dani Alves, who had been linked with Manchester United, announced earlier today that he decided to stay at Barcelona and now, despite being linked with numerous top-flight clubs in England, Germany midfielder Sami Khedira has opted to join Juventus on a free transfer.

    The 28-year-old has signed a four-year contract with the beaten Champions League finalists after leaving Real Madrid.

  59. Wales news conference

    Wales v Belgium (Fri, 19:45 BST)

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    Juliette Ferrington

    The grand surroundings reflect the stately rise of Welsh football as the nation look to take another step towards qualification for Euro 2016.

    The Welsh have switched hotels ahead of their sellout showdown against Group B leaders Belgium on Friday.

    James Chester, Wayne Hennessey, Joe Ledley and coach Osian Roberts have drawn the short straw to take questions on behalf of the team as they look to continue their excellent start to the qualifying campaign.

    Full commentary of the qualifier will be on BBC Radio 5 live.

  60. Klopp could manage outside the top four

    Football

    Jurgen Klopp

    The agent Jurgen Klopp has said the former Borussia Dortmund manager may choose a club outside of the European elite.

    "The Premier League is very exciting," said Marc Kosicke. "And we do not only think about the top four because there are some other great clubs below them. But I am not sure the profile of the job could work."

    The German has been linked with Premier League clubs including Liverpool since leaving Dortmund at the end of the season.

  61. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

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    Mark Harrison: Excited. It's nice to feel the fan base united again after two years of infighting under Allardyce.

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    Benny: It's exciting and hopefully bring some exciting players and lead us into the Queen Elizabeth with pride.

    Matt Heather: A solid appointment that's a tier up on the good work and foundations laid by Allardyce. No excuses not to succeed.

    Let us know via #bbcsportsday, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook.

  62. Celtic get 'safe standing' go ahead

    Football

    Celtic have been given permission by Glasgow City Council to install "safe standing" at Celtic Park.

    The Scottish Premiership champions are proposing to install a rail seating area for 2600 fans, potentially ahead of the 2016/17 season.

    Celtic fans

    "Across football globally, the reality is that some supporters are choosing to stand at matches," said Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell. "This is something we must accept and manage and also understand the positive effect which these areas have on atmosphere at matches."

  63. Fontwell

    Horse Racing

    Jamie Lillywhite

    BBC Sport

    Jamie Lillywhite's picture of Fontwell

    A small but enthusiastic crowd gathering at the picturesque figure-of-eight track in the heart of the Sussex countryside for the Summer Festival meeting, where there are seven races, the first of which is at 14:10 BST.

    Not as much to see as for the Ladies Evening and the legendary best dressed lady competition, which takes place in August, and the weather is a little breezy, but still a lovely spot.

  64. Sussex fight hard at Hove

    Sussex 251 & 263-8, Hampshire 392

    BBC Radio Sussex's Adrian Harms:

    "A morning of fluctuating fortunes at Hove after Sussex lost Steve Magoffin without a run being added to effectively be 1-6

    "However, Luke Wright and Ben Brown counter-attacked against the express pace of Fidel Edwards adding 120 for the seventh wicket before Wright was brilliantly run out by Will Smith.

    "Then, on the stroke of lunch Ben Brown got an edge to an unplayable delivery to leave Sussex on 263-8, a lead of 122."

  65. England v New Zealand (14:00 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    The first ODI between England and New Zealand gets underway in less than half and hour at Edgbaston.

    New Zealand have won the toss and have put England into bat with Kent batsman Sam Billings making his debut.

    We have live ball-by-ball coverage from 13:45 on Test Match Special with analysis from experts including former England captain Michael Vaughan who posted this picture of the view from the middle on Instagram.

    There will also be updates on Radio 5 live and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

    Michael Vaughan's Instagram picture
  66. Surrey set tough target

    Surrey 261 & 284, Leicestershire 190 & 26-1

    Surrey look favourites for victory at Grace Road after setting Leicestershire a target of 356 and then dismissing Matthew Boyce before lunch, lbw first ball to Matt Dunn.

    The visitors earlier managed to add a further 67 to their overnight 217-6, with Steven Davies left unbeaten on 47.

    Veteran Charlie Shreck was the pick of the Leicestershire attack, finishing with figures of 4-67 from 23 overs.

  67. Yorkshire polish off Middlesex tail

    Middlesex 212 & 229, Yorkshire 229

    BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand:

    "Yorkshire have been set 213 to win as Middlesex were all out for 229 before a delayed lunch on the third day at Headingley.

    "Visiting captain James Franklin was stranded on 55 not out after leading the resistance in a morning session that saw six wickets fall.

    "The hosts are marginal favourites at this stage on a pitch that had offered a great deal of assistance to the seamers and revealed a degree of variable bounce."

  68. Miles makes double breakthrough

    Lancashire 275 & 93-2, Gloucestershire 277

    BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt at Bristol:

    "Gloucestershire had the better of the first hour with Craig Miles picking up two early wickets, but Ashwell Prince and Karl Brown have bedded down and lunched with an unbeaten fifty partnership to give their side a lead of 91.

    "Miles' dismissal of Paul Horton and Alviro Petersen means he has seven victims so far in a match that is evenly poised."

  69. Child's play

    Rugby union

    Will Genia

    "Boots? Check. Ball? Check. Baby in my bag? Check."

    Australian scrum-half Will Genia's latest Instagram post offers a novel approach to parenting.

  70. Kleinveldt reaches wickets milestone

    Essex 276 & 48-1, Northants 444

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Ammon at Northampton:

    "It has been an interesting morning at Wantage Road where it is cloudy and chilly and there is a great deal more swing on offer than on the other two days.

    "Northamptonshire added just 47 to their overnight score, losing all four wickets in the first hour, but it gave them a first-innings lead of 168.

    "Rory Kleinveldt then took his 300th first-class wicket by dismissing Essex's Jaik Mickleburgh for nought with an excellent inswinger and Essex trail by 120 at lunch, with some wear on the pitch at the pavilion end which the spinners will look forward to bowling into."

  71. Somerset struggle in run-chase

    Durham 189 & 314, Somerset 225 & 74-4

    BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Chester-le-Street:

    "It has been Durham's morning after Somerset started their second innings chasing 279 to win.

    "They were 10-2 inside the first six overs as Graham Onions trapped Tom Abell lbw and, two balls later, had Johann Myburgh caught down the leg-side.

    "Marcus Trescothick and James Hildreth added 53 before Paul Coughlin bowled Hildreth with a daisy-cutter, and Trescothick was out just before lunch as he was caught at gully off a rising ball from Chris Rushworth, with his side still 205 away from their target."

  72. Get involved

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    What do you think of Slaven Bilic's appointment?

    Is he the right man to lead West Ham into the Olympic stadium? Will he be an improvement on Sam Allardyce?

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  73. Bilic confirmed as West Ham boss

    Football

    Steve McClaren

    With Steve McClaren favourite for the Newcastle job, the West Ham fixture will be eagerly anticipated as the former England managed woul be pitted against his old nemesis Slaven Bilic.

    Bilic's Croatia beat England home and away in Euro 2008 qualification, with their 3-2 win at Wembley leading to McClarens' sacking and the iconic "wally with a brolly" pictures.

  74. Bilic confirmed as West Ham boss

    Need to know

    Slaven Bilic

    Here are some facts on West Ham's new manager:

    • Former West Ham, Everton and Hajduk Split defender
    • Won 44 caps for Croatia, playing at Euro '96 and the 1998 World Cup
    • As Croatia manager his side qualified for Euro 2008 and went on to reach the quarterfinals.
    • They beat England home and away in qualifying for the tournament, inflicting a first loss at the new Wembley for England
    • Failed to reach the 2010 World Cup but qualified for Euro 2012, exiting at the group stage
    • Also managed Lokomotiv Moscow and Beskitas, who he left in May
  75. Bilic confirmed as West Ham boss

    'Easy choice'

    "When I spoke to the chairmen and Karren Brady, they made clear that it is not only the fantastic new stadium we are moving into, but they showed their determination and ambition to make what is a big club even bigger," Bilic added.

    "I saw their determination and passion that they want to do that. That was the number one reason. I could feel that they really wanted me so it was an easy choice.

    "I would say to the West Ham fans that I will give my best and together we will achieve great things."

  76. Bilic confirmed as West Ham boss

    'I felt like I was at home'

    Slaven Bilic

    "I'm really glad to be back with West Ham United," said Slaven Bilic, who succeeds Sam Allardyce. "It's a big challenge and you are competing with the best and what better club to do it with than West Ham.

    "I remember West Ham as a special club. I love these kinds of special clubs. It's not about the size - West Ham is big club - there is something special about them - they are a cult club."

    "It is a great place to play and I felt like I was at home. It is a big privilege and a big responsibility to now be manager and I hope that I will prove it to the board, players and fans."

  77. Bilic confirmed as West Ham boss

    Football

    Slaven Bilic will become the 15th full-time manager in the West Ham's 120-year history, subject to a work permit being granted.

    "He becomes the second Croatian to manage in the Barclays Premier League, and has an outstanding career win percentage of 55.16%," read a club statement.

    Slaven Bilic

    "A law graduate and multilinguist who takes a meticulous approach to management, the new boss will arrive in London later this month following a family holiday, but has already begun preparations for West Ham's maiden Uefa Europa League campaign."

  78. BreakingBilic confirmed as West Ham boss

    Football

    Slaven Bilic has been confirmed as the new manager of West Ham.

    The Croat spent 18 months with the club as a player and last month left his role as Besiktas coach after they finished third in the Turkish top flight.

    The 46-year-old has also coached Hajduk Split, Croatia and Lokomotiv Moscow.

  79. Morton set for Getafe test

    Football

    Scottish Championship club Morton have announced they have "95%" arranged a pre-season friendly meeting with La Liga outfit Getafe.

    Club chairman Douglas Rae told STV Sport that an agreement is near, with a proposed date of 29 July.

  80. Derbyshire wrap up win at Canterbury

    Kent 205 & 112, Derbyshire 86 & 232-2

    BBC Radio Kent's Ben Watts at Canterbury:

    "All over at Canterbury with Derbyshire reaching their required total of 232 with eight wickets to spare.

    "Chesney Hughes the only wicket to fall this morning, with Matt Coles sending his middle stump cartwheeling after Hughes made what was effectively a match-winning 94.

    "Tillakaratne Dilshan finished the job with two fours off Darren Stevens, while his skipper Billy Godleman finished 82 not out."

  81. Stirling signs new Middlesex deal

    Cricket

    Paul Stirling

    Ireland international Paul Stirling has agreed a contract extension with Middlesex that will keep him with the county until the end of the 2016 season.

    The 24-year-old has already contributed 217 runs in three games at the top of the order in this year's T20 Blast with a strike rate of 179.33, while in 38 List A games with the county, he has made 1,197 runs at an average of just under 39.

    Middlesex's managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said: "He remains one of the most skilled and destructive white ball cricketers around, as his T20 performances this season have shown."

  82. Wimbledon 2015

    Tennis

    Novak Djokovic

    The BBC coverage of Wimbledon will be bigger than ever before this year, with up to 15 live streams available to view.

    Sue Barker fronts TV coverage across BBC One and BBC Two, while action is also available on BBC Radio 5 live.

    Three-time Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick joins the BBC team on TV and radio, while seven-time Grand Slam champion Justine Henin joins radio.

    The tournament runs from 29 June to 12 July, with champions Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova defending their titles.

  83. England receive Brown boost

    Rugby Union

    Mike Brown

    England full-back Mike Brown is free from concussion symptoms but will not be rushed into contact training.

    The Harlequins player joined up with England's mini training camp at their Bagshot base this week, for individually-tailored strength and conditioning work.

    The 29-year-old was knocked out during the 47-17 victory over Italy at Twickenham on 14 February.

    He suffered concussion after-effects following England's Six Nations victory over France on 21 March and has not played since.

  84. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    What is Cristiano Ronaldo's exciting news?

    Mark Bunn: He has cloned himself so he can love himself even more.

    Harry Pitt: He's giving all his Ballon d'Ors to Lord Bendtner.

    Aman Sheth: He is running for Fifa president.

  85. Redknapp on Bilic

    Football

    Slaven Bilic

    Former West Ham manager Harry Redknapp is loving his new found discovery of social media.

    He has had his say on former Hammers defender Slaven Bilic who is reportedly favourite for the Hammers job.

    "He will be a great signing for West Ham. He knows the club well and I think he'll bring back one or two of the old players to work with him."

  86. Ciftci rejects Dundee Utd deal

    Football

    Nadir Ciftci

    Top scorer Nadir Ciftci has rejected a contract extension at Dundee United and could now leave the Scottish Premiership club this summer.

    The 23-year-old Turkish striker was offered a two-year extension last month but says he is "looking for a new challenge".

    "We respect his decision and his ambition as we know he's attracted significant attention from other clubs," said manager Jackie McNamara of the forward, who has been linked with Celtic.

  87. Alves' double celebration

    Football

    Dani Alves' Instagram picture

    Just three days ago he celebrated winning the treble with Barcelona and now Dani Alves is celebrating a double... a new two-year contract at the Nou Camp and his son's ninth birthday.

    The Brazilian right-back posted this picture on Instagram: "Today is a very special day because it is nine years since I had one of the best feeling of my life as a man, the indescribable feeling of being a father to a son. Thank you for being my best friend, for giving me strength in difficult times."

  88. Question of Sport teaser

    Cricket

    Jimmy Anderson

    Jimmy Anderson is the top ODI wicket taker for England but who are the other six players to have taken 100 wickets since 2000?

  89. Keep it clean

    Athletics

    Greg Rutherford tweet

    Mo Farah is not the only British athlete who is under scrutiny...

  90. Nice to see you, to see you Nice

    Football

    Hatem Ben Arfa

    Hatem Ben Arfa can finally put his boots on and turn out for Nice.

    The French midfielder joined them in January but couldn't play as you are not allowed to turn out for more than clubs in a season. (He'd played for Newcastle's Under-21 side and Hull)

  91. Alves agrees new contract at Barca

    Football

    Dani Alves

    Barcelona have confirmed that Dani Alves has signed a new two-year contract at the Nou Camp.

    The Brazilian right-back, whose existing deal was about to expire, had been linked with a move to AC Milan or Manchester United.

    But the 32-year-old will stay until June 2017 with the option of extending it by another year.

  92. Blackpool sign goalkeeper Doyle

    Football

    Blackpool manager Neil McDonald has made his first signing since being appointed by bringing in former Birmingham goalkeeper Colin Doyle.

    The 29-year-old, released by Blues last month, has agreed a two-year contract.

    Meanwhile, 17-year-old winger Henry Cameron has agreed similar terms with the Seasiders, who will play in League One next season.

  93. BT Sport confirm free-to-air Champions League games

    Football

    BT Sport

    BT Sport have announced that at least 12 Champions League games will be shown on free-to-air television next season.

    The broadcaster, who will have sole UK rights for the Champions League and Europa League games from next term, will show those matches on a new channel called BT Sport Showcase, along with at least 14 Europa League games. Each participating British team will be shown at least once.

    Gary Lineker will be the broadcaster's main presenter but will still host Match of the Day on BBC1, while former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will be a pundit.

  94. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    What is Cristiano Ronaldo's exciting news?

    Tom Eastman: OMG Ronaldo is going to be on Strictly Come Dancing???

    Ita Stephen: Sepp Blatter is starting a new career as CR7's hair-dresser?

    Dean Stanbury: He's announced that he tried to lace Messi's boots but wasn't fit enough?

    Let us know via #bbcsportsday, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook.

  95. Nottingham Open

    Tennis

    Delyth Lloyd

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Delyth Lloyd's Twitter picture

    A sunny start to day two of the women's Nottingham Open.

    Britain's Johanna Konta is third on centre court in her first round match against Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia.

    You can follow commentary of all the action from Nottingham on the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport App.

  96. Masters & Napier sign Essex deals

    Cricket

    Graham Napier

    Long-serving Essex duo David Masters and Graham Napier have agreed one-year contract extensions, keeping them at Chelmsford until the end of the 2016 season.

    Masters, 37, has been with Essex since 2007 and has contributed 376 first-class wickets for the county, enjoying his best year in 2011 when he took 93 scalps to finish the season as the County Championship's leading wicket-taker.

    Napier, 35, has spent his entire professional career at Essex, and scored 152 in a Twenty20 Cup against Sussex in 2008.

  97. Man Utd ponder £25m Schneiderlin move?

    Football

    Morgan Schneiderlin

    Manchester United are considering a £25m move for Southampton's French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, according to the Daily Mail.

  98. Vale striker Pope set for Bury move

    Football

    Tom Pope

    Port Vale striker Tom Pope is poised to join promoted League One side Bury, reports BBC Radio Stoke.

    Pope, 29, who has scored 69 goals since signing for his hometown club in 2011, is to meet Bury manager David Flitcroft for a second round of talks.

    Last season's top scorer was offered a reduced-terms deal by Vale, but is now considering Bury's offer of what is understood to be a three-year package.

  99. Salazar issues fresh doping denial

    Athletics

    Alberto Salazar

    Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar says he denies "all allegations of doping" and will show his accusers are "knowingly making false statements".

    In a statement issued to the Guardian, the American denies allegations made in a BBC investigation that he has used illegal doping practices.

    Farah, 32, has been advised to distance himself from Salazar and his US-based Nike Oregon Project. There is no suggestion that Farah himself has been involved in doping.

    A BBC Panorama investigation alleged Salazar, who became Farah's coach in 2011, violated anti-doping rules and doped United States 10,000m record holder Galen Rupp in 2002 when the athlete was 16 years old.

    "I will document and present the facts as quickly as I can so that Galen and Mo can focus on doing what they love and have worked so hard to achieve," he said.

  100. Redknapp tweets

    Football

    Meanwhile, in the world of former West Ham manager Harry Redknapp....

    "At Loch Lomond this morning. Love this place. What a way to spend a morning."

    You're not wrong, Harry. God's country...

  101. West Ham's new manager

    Football

    There have been whispers from West Ham that an announcement on their new manager could be imminent. Stay tuned...

  102. Derbyshire close in on win over Kent

    Cricket

    In Division Two, Derbyshire require a further 63 runs to win their low-scoring encounter against Kent after closing on 169-1 in their second innings, with Chesney Hughes unbeaten on 82.

    Leaders Lancashire will begin the third morning on 14-0 in their second innings, a lead of 12 over Gloucestershire, who were finally dismissed for 277 on Monday thanks to 102 from Michael Klinger and 88 from former England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones.

    Surrey will resume on 217-6 in their second innings, leading Leicestershire by 288, while Northants are 397-6, a lead of 276 over Essex.

    You can listen to ball-by-ball commentary of every game in the County Championship by clicking here.

  103. Van Persie out of Lazio 'parameters'

    Football

    Robin Van Persie

    Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has ruled out a move for Manchester United striker Robin van Persie.

    Van Persie, who has one year left on his contract with the Old Trafford club, was spotted in Rome this week, leading to speculation that the 31-year-old could join Lazio.

    "On Van Persie, all I can say is that I respect him as a striker but unfortunately, he is outside our parameters," Tare told Lazio Style Radio.

    "There has never been a meeting, this is gossip, not transfer news. We don't want to create illusions, this is not true."

  104. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Great British Bakeoff

    What is Ronaldo's exciting news?

    Harry Collins: Ronaldo is bidding to become the first true Galáctico. He's starting a space programme.

    The Inside Story: He's going on Bake Off?

    Fred: He's going to pass the ball to Bale.

    Ash Deakin: Ronaldo is running for Mayor of London, with Boris going to Real #bbcsportsday

  105. Somerset face day three run chase

    Cricket

    Somerset and Durham go into the third day of their County Championship game at Chester-le-Street both knowing exactly what they need to do to win.

    After bowling out the hosts for 314 in their second innings on Monday, Somerset will begin their pursuit of 279 for victory this morning.

    At Hove, Hampshire are in control of their match against Sussex, with the home side 142-5 in their second innings, a lead of just one run.

    And at Headingley, Middlesex will resume on 127-4 in their second innings, a lead of 110, after an unbeaten 125 from Jonny Bairstow helped Yorkshire to a narrow first-innings lead.

  106. Shearer fancies Austin for Newcastle

    Football

    Alan Shearer's tweet

    Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer has challenged QPR's Charlie Austin to ply his trade at St James' Park.

  107. Vlaar fit for Dutch

    Football

    Ron Vlaar

    Aston Villa's Netherlands defender Ron Vlaar should be fit to face Latvia in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Riga on Friday despite being sidelined with a knee injury when the Dutch were beaten 4-3 by the United States last Friday.

    "I have had a complete [training] session and it went well," says Vlaar. "I feel fine.

    "We want to put a line behind the loss to the Americans and turn our focus fully to the match against Latvia, where he have to win."

  108. Lewis released from prison

    Cricket

    Chris Lewis

    Former England all-rounder Chris Lewis was released from prison on Tuesday, saying "wrong choices" led to his jail sentence for cocaine smuggling.

    Lewis, capped 32 times at Test level, was convicted in 2009 and served less than half of a 13-year sentence.

    He said money concerns in 2008 had led to him attempting to smuggle £140,000 worth of dissolved cocaine into the UK. "I became afraid of what the future held, and at that point the thinking went awry," said the 47-year-old.

    In an interview with the Professional Cricket Association he said: "I made choices. They were the wrong choices and I say sorry for them."

  109. Bilic & Bielsa in West Ham frame

    Football

    Slaven Bilic

    West Ham are also primed to announce their new manager within the next day or so, with the Guardian reporting that Slaven Bilic is confident he will be confirmed in the position, despite the Premier League club favouring Marseille boss Marcelo Bielsa.

    Argentine Bielsa, the paper says, was due to hold talks with the French club on Monday over a new contract and appears likely to sign an extension, clearing the way for former Hammers defender Bilic to take charge.

  110. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    What is Cristiano Ronaldo "exciting news"?

    Mark Harrison: He's West Ham's new manager.

    JamesS: He's pregnant.

    Nick Clark: Steve McClaren's 1st signing. Welcome to NUFC Cristiano.

    Chris: He's had a haircut??

    Some wishful thinking there. Let us know what you think the news might be. The stranger, the better.

    Let us know via #bbcsportsday, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook.

  111. McClaren builds from back

    Football

    The Newcastle Evening Chronicle are reporting that Steve McClaren is expected to be confirmed as Newcastle manager within the next 24 hours. And they claim his first task will be to compile his backroom team.

  112. Bosnich avoids charge

    Football

    Mark Bosnich

    Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has avoided a conviction for knocking a cyclist off his bike.

    The 43-year-old was given a 12-month good behaviour bond, a form of probation, for hitting and injuring a cyclist with his car in Sydney.

    Magistrate Michael Price said Bosnich had good character and the offence was at the "lower end of culpability".

  113. On this day

    Tennis

    Monica Seles

    In 1990, Monica Seles became the youngest winner of a grand slam tournament since Lottie Dod in 1887, when she beat Steffi Graf 7-6 6-4 in the French Open final at Roland Garros. Seles was 16 years and six months old.

  114. Coming up today

    First ODI, Women's World Cup, new managers?

    England v New Zealand

    We have plenty of live sport coming up today:

    England play New Zealand in the first One Day International at Edgbaston at 14:00 BST.

    There is ball-by-ball commentary on Radio 5 live sports extra from 13:45 BST and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

    Then England begin their Women's World Cup campaign against France in New Brunswick, Canada at 18:00 BST.

    The match is live on BBC Two from 17:30 BST, on Radio 5 live from 17:55 BST and live txt commentary on the BBC Sport website.

    Newcastle and West Ham are close to announcing their new managers, too, so stayed tuned.

  115. Front pages

    Corriere dello Sport

    Corriere dello Sport

    Corriere dello Sport reports that Paulo Sousa and Giampiero Ventura are in the running to become Fiorentina boss after Vincenzo Montella's sacking.

    And AC Milan want arguably FC Porto's two best players, striker Jackson Martinez and winger Yacine Brahimi.

  116. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    If you were with us on Monday, you may recall that we told you about Cristiano Ronaldo having "exciting news to share".

    But we want you to tell us what you think that "exciting news" might be...

    The stranger the suggestion, the better.

    Let us know via #bbcsportsday, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook.

  117. Tampa Bay go 2-1 up against Chicago

    Ice Hockey

    Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop

    Tampa Bay Lightning scored twice in the third period to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in game three of the Stanley Cup final.

    The first two encounters in the best-of-seven series were drawn and Blackhawks looked like they would seize the advantage when Brandon Saad put them 2-1 up early in the final period.

    But, that lead was wiped out almost immediately when Ondrej Palat equalized 13 seconds later. And, with a little over three minutes left, the Chicago crowd were stunned into silence again when Cedric Paquette tipped in a pass from Victor Hedman for the winner.

  118. Will Liverpool dig deeper for Ings?

    Football

    Danny Ings

    The Independent suggest Ings' move could cost the Anfield club more than they first anticipated.

    The paper reports that the Championship side have accepted a £12m bid from Tottenham - despite the striker having no desire to move to White Hart Lane - and can, therefore, demand a higher fee from Liverpool should the case go to a tribunal.

    While the clubs squabble, why not enjoy six of Ings' best Premier League goals from the season just finished.

  119. Aldridge wants 'marquee signing'

    Football

    Danny Ings

    Liverpool have tied up a deal for Burnley striker Danny Ings but ex-Reds forward John Aldridge wants more in terms of someone who is more of a "finished article".

    Ings, 22, is out of contract at Turf Moor and will move to Anfield on 1 July, subject to a medical.

    "It's a no-brainer. He looks a threat and the lad's got great potential," Aldridge, a Liverpool title winner in 1988, told BBC Radio 5 live.

    But he added: "We need a really big marquee signing."

  120. Gazza support for Sterling

    Football

    Paul Gascoigne

    Former England favourite Paul Gascoigne has also had his say on Sterling as part of a wide-ranging interview on BBC Radio 5 live.

    "There are 11 players on the pitch and Raheem was picked out," says Gazza. "That means he is doing something right, because Roy knows he is a great player.

    "I'd say to Sterling if you are getting kicked left, right and centre and getting booed it is because they are scared. They don't want you on the ball because you are dangerous. Take it as a compliment. The time to worry is when they stop talking about you."

  121. Agony aunt Hodgson

    Football

    Raheem Sterling (left) and Roy Hodgson

    Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling was booed throughout when he played for England in their goalless draw against Republic of Ireland on Sunday.

    It was about as exciting as the game got as fans made their feelings known about the 20-year-old refusing to sign a new contract with his club. And, if Sterling needs a consoling figure, then Hodgson is ready for that role.

    "Wayne [Rooney] might [speak to him], but we don't ask players to do that job for us," says Hodsgon.

    "We make it clear as a staff we are always available and more than happy to listen to their woes or any situations that develop."

  122. Frampton aims to conquer US

    Boxing

    Carl Frampton

    Carl Frampton hopes to start making a name for himself in the United States after announcing he will defend his IBF super-bantamweight title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in Texas next month.

    The fight on 18 July will be the Northern Irishman's first outside the United Kingdom and the second defence of his title.

    "I want to become a star in the USA and this is my first step on that journey," said the unbeaten Frampton. "Alejandro Gonzalez Jr is a dangerous Mexican challenger but he has never fought anyone like me and on the 18th of July he is in for a big, big shock."

  123. Out with the old in with the new

    Cricket

    England captain Eoin Morgan tries to control the ball during training

    For a change, there seems a bit of excitement around watching England's new look one-day side so lets make the most of it while we can. (Yes, we are talking about the men's team)

    They start a five-match ODI series against New Zealand at Edgbaston from 14:00 BST today - weather permitting - and England captain Eoin Morgan says his side have some catching up to do after a dismal World Cup.

    "For a long time now, we've been behind the eight-ball in one-day cricket and fallen behind by a long way," said Morgan. "It's time for a catch-up."

    Test Match Special is on air from 13:45 BST on Five Live Sports Extra and Radio Four Long wave

  124. Wiggins gets Dowsett angry

    Track Cycling

    Alex Dowsett

    Hopefully, watching Sir Bradley Wiggins go round and round and round and round and round and round a velodrome didn't make you too dizzy.

    Wiggins' exploits saw him break the hour record set by fellow Briton Alex Dowsett, who now wants it back.

    The 26-year-old travelled 52.937km (32.89 miles) in May but was surpassed by 35-year-old Wiggins' distance of 54.526km (33.88 miles) on Sunday.

    "It is an event I enjoyed. I enjoyed the build-up and executing it. It is right up my street as a time trialist with a track background," said Dowsett.

  125. Front pages

    Marca

    Marca

    Spanish sports newspaper Marca leads on the Women's World Cup and Spain's clash with Costa Rica (21:00 BST KO).

    They also mention that Chelsea defender Filipe Luis, a former Atletico Madrid player, will not consider moving to Real Madrid.

  126. On this day

    Football

    Jordan Henderson

    In 2011, Liverpool signed midfielder Jordan Henderson from Sunderland.

  127. Happy birthday

    Miroslav Klose

    What do you get the man who has scored more goals than anyone in the World Cup finals? That question will have been vexing the friends and family of Miroslav Klose, with the Lazio and Germany striker turning 37 today.

    Other celebrating are Holland and Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder (31), former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds (40) and former Surrey, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and England batsman Usman Afzaal (38).

  128. Gossip column

    Football

    Jackson Martinez

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will move for Porto's Colombia forward Jackson Martinez, 28, if he can offload Lukas Podolski, among others. (Daily Mirror)

    Wenger is also keen on Sevilla and Poland midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, 25, who has a £21m buyout clause in his contract. (Times - subscription)

    Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia, 41, says he would like to return to Anfield to work on Brendan Rodgers' coaching staff. (Express)

    And the ex-Fulham boss and former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen, 51, is being considered to become Rodgers' assistant at Liverpool. (Telegraph)

    Read our aptly named gossip column here.

  129. Back pages

    Independent

    Independent

    The Independent's is the only back page to feature England's Women's World Cup opener against France (18:00 BST KO, shown live on BBC Two and BBC Sport website).

    They also go in on UK Athletics looking at Mo Farah's data.

  130. Back pages

    The Sun

    The Sun

    Chelsea want £30m Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to the Sun. Slaven Bilic will be the next West Ham manager, UK athletics chiefs want Mo Farah to dump his coach. And, of course, pictures of half naked women.

  131. Back pages

    Daily Telegraph

    Daily Telegraph

    The Daily Telegraph have an interview with Paul Gascoigne on their back page. (Read ours here.) They also inform us that Mo Farah's medical records are being checked after doping allegations were made about his coach.

  132. Back pages

    Daily Star

    Daily Star

    The back page of the Daily Star tells us that Juventus want to sign Manchester United striker Robin van Persie for £10m, Liverpool might have to pay £8m to Burnley for Danny Ings and that Jack Wilshere says he won't change.

  133. Good morning

    Want the latest sport news, reaction and previews, as well as the best of social media and interaction?

    You're in the right place - welcome to Tuesday's Sportsday Live.

    But first a look at this morning's back pages.