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By Steve Canavan and Elizabeth Hudson

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  1. Post update

    Sportsday Live

    That's it for Sportsday Live for Tuesday.

    You can follow the T20 Cricket game between England and New Zealand via the BBC Sport website and Sportsday Live will return on Wednesday at 08:00 BST.

  2. Toffees target


    Everton are set to make a bid for Juventus centre-half Angelo Ogbonna, according to the Liverpool Echo.


    The 27-year-old Italian is Roberto Martinez's top defensive transfer target this summer as he looks to bolster his options following the release of Sylvain Distin and Antolin Alcaraz.

  3. Get involved - Your celebration

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    Thanks for all of your suggestions to our celebrations debate.

    Here's the final set of contributions.

    Allan: Mick Channon. Flailing arms in circular motion. I didn't score many and didn't support Southampton but come on!

    Dale Bradley: Like Robbie Keane when I was a bit more athletic. Now a simple celebration like Ronaldo's or Shearer's will suffice.


    Wise choice Dave, major chance of putting your back out attempting the above.

    Finlo Clarkson: I'm like Drogba, knee slide and a salute. Classic.

    Joe Woods: Usually a big "YESS!" and fist pump like I won a point in tennis, then a jog to the assistant and thanking him.

  4. The secrets of Cavendish's success


    Mark Cavendish

    As well as the T20 cricket on 5 live sports extra, which starts at 18:15 BST, if two wheels are more your thing, then 5 live has a treat this evening.

    The BeSpoke programme at 19:30 features a special interview with Mark Cavendish, the man recognised as the best sprinter in the world of cycling, as he gets set for the Tour de France.

    You can find out more about the secret world of sprinting in a special piece on the BBC Sport website.

  5. Sneyd given two-game ban

    Rugby League

    Marc Sneyd

    Hull half-back Marc Sneyd has been handed a two-match ban after being found guilty of a dangerous tackle on Leeds scrum-half Danny McGuire during Sunday's 32-20 Super League defeat at Headingley.

    The suspension rules the former Salford and Castleford player out of Hull's return clash with Leeds in the Challenge Cup quarter-final at the KC Stadium on Friday as well as next Wednesday's re-arranged league game at Wakefield.

    McGuire is also set to sit out the Cup tie but scans have cleared him of a break.

  6. Tudgay agrees new Coventry contract


    Coventry City striker Marcus Tudgay has signed a new one-year contract with the League One side.

    The 32-year-old scored four goals in 23 games last season as Tony Mowbray's side finished 17th in the third tier, seven points clear of the relegation zone.

  7. Baghdatis is a hit on and off court


    After reading the BBC East Midlands Today weather, Marcos Baghdatis made a good start his campaign at the Aegon International event in Nottingham, beating top seed David Ferrer of Spain 6-2 7-6 (7-4).

    It was the first win for the Cypriot against a Top 10 player in two years and he sent down nine aces and converted over 70% of his service points.

  8. We need to improve - Sims

    Rugby League

    Ashton Sims

    Australian front-rower Ashton Sims has told the BBC Super League Show that Warrington Wolves need to start playing to potential after a 'clear the air' team meeting on Monday.

    "We've talked the talk, now we need to walk the walk," ex-Newcastle Knights prop said ahead of Saturday's last eight Challenge Cup tie against Leigh.

    "We need to get on that pitch and play the brand of rugby we're capable of."

  9. 'It is clear Ramos is unhappy'


    Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has revealed Manchester United target Sergio Ramos is unsettled at the Bernabeu.


    Calderon told TalkSport: "It is clear that he is unhappy because the president has refused to extend his contract.

    "I find it like a punishment because he supported Carlo Ancelotti publicly, he said it was a mistake to sack him, and he is also backing Iker Casillas.

    "Let us see what happens in the next few weeks. It is going to be very exciting to know what is happening. If Sergio goes to Man United, they will be very lucky."

  10. Move imminent?



    Barcelona midfielder Gerard Deulofeu, 21, is in Liverpool as advanced talks about an imminent return to Everton continue, says the Liverpool Echo.

    The Spaniard spent the 2013-14 season on loan at Goodison Park.

  11. Newcastle turn to a Scot


    Scottish coach Ian Cathro is being considered for the assistant manager's role at Newcastle United.

    Ian Cathro

    New Newcastle boss Steve McClaren has said he wants his coaching team in place before the players return for pre-season training on 1 July.

    Cathro, 28, recently left Valencia for family reasons after moving to Spain with coach Nuno Espírito Santo from Portuguese side Rio Ave in 2014.

    He previously worked with Dundee United's youth academy.

  12. Swan claims impressive win


    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport

    British 16-year-old wildcard Katie Swan beats world number 118 Kristina Kucova 6-3 6-4 in the first round of Wimbledon qualifying, another big result in an impressive year.

  13. England v New Zealand

    Old Trafford, 18:30 BST

    England captain Eoin Morgan during a training drill

    It's a lovely evening for cricket in Manchester with England hosting New Zealand in a one-off T20 match at Old Trafford.

    The game starts at 18:30 BST and there will be live coverage from 18:15 on 5 Live Sports Extra while 5 Live Sport will also be coming live from the ground from 19:00.

  14. McClean on Premier return


    Republic of Ireland midfielder James McClean has told the BBC he is happy to be back in the Premier League following his move to West Bromwich Albion from Wigan Athletic.


    The 26-year-old former Derry City and Sunderland player joined Wigan in August 2013, when they were in the top-flight.

    McClean considered a move to the MLS before joining the Baggies in a three-year deal.

    Watch a video of McClean's interview here.

  15. Get involved - Your celebration

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    VB: Like Roberto Baggio at the end of the 94 World Cup Final.

    You're a cruel man VB.


    Kishore Mukherjee: I do the Tiger Woods. The fist when he was in top and then jog back to my starting position

    Rhodri Gillham: A musketeer (or try to), with a neat bow and a flourish.

    Tom Dunn: Running with one arm in the air and not really knowing what else to do. AKA 'The Shearer'

  16. 'Hanging by a thread'


    Italy Under-21s midfielder Danilo Cataldi admits their European Championship chances are "hanging on by a thread" heading into the England match.

    The Azzurri lost 2-1 to Sweden in their opening game and will only go through to the knockout stage if they beat England and Sweden lose to Portugal.

    "Our future is hanging by a thread, it won't be easy but we are ready," said Lazio midfielder Cataldi.

    "We have to face England with one single goal... victory."

  17. England Under-21 news conference

    Gareth Southgate speaks to the media

    England women

    Asked about the success of England at the Women's World Cup, Southgate said he and his players were using it as an inspiration.

    "I've spent some time around their camp because they are at St George's when I'm in my office," he said.

    "They have a really good environment and Mark Sampson has done a great job in building that.

    "They lost their first game as you often do in major tournaments, but they've come back and that is a good example for us."

    Southgate's Under-21s lost to Portugal in their opening game but recovered to beat Sweden in their next game. Their final group match is against Italy on Wednesday - full coverage on the BBC Sport website.

  18. England Under-21 news conference

    Gareth Southgate speaks to the media

    John Stones

    Everton defender John Stones is available again after a head injury. Asked if that was a bonus, Southgate joked: "We are never sure with Stones whether he is still groggy or not so I don't quite know how the doc works it out!"

    The boss added: "John is fit and available and he is a top player so I have a decision to make in that respect because we've only let one goal in and the defenders have defended with great heart and spirit and that's why we've got to the point we have."

  19. England Under-21 news conference

    Gareth Southgate speaks to media

    England are second in their group at the European Championships, level on points with Sweden. They play Italy on Wednesday in their final group match and need a win to be guaranteed of going through to the semi-finals.

    Asked about the lack of goals so far - England have only scored one in their first two games at the tournament - Southgate said: "Nobody has managed to win two matches and we are in the last eight of major competition - so there shouldn't be a lot between the teams and you have to earn everything you get.

    "We haven't missed glaring chances so we need to look at whether we have created enough.

    "We are three games away from the opportunity to be European Champions so we will discuss how we can get better because we need to be better."

  20. Get involved - Your celebration

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    Sean Noonan: Head down, straight back to my position. Maybe a nod to the assister. A rueful smile if it's anything better than a tap-in.

    Jay: I'm like Eric Cantona. I fly-kick a fan in the chest.


    Jake Joshua: I celebrate like it's a winner in the 90th minute of a World Cup Final. Every time.

    Chris Thomas: I'm like John O'Shea after chipping Almunia. Shocked and confused.

  21. Robson suffers Uxbridge pair

    Middlesex 309 & 52-1, Worcestershire 385

    BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand at Uxbridge:

    "Middlesex have reached tea on day three at Uxbridge still 24 runs behind after Worcestershire totalled 385, thanks to a fine century from Tom Fell and a cameo from Jack Shantry down the order.

    "The slow pitch remains tough for the bowlers and batsman alike, but Middlesex opener Sam Robson, hoping to press for an England recall, has completed a pair having faced just three balls in the match."

  22. Gale and Leaning take control for Yorkshire

    Nottinghamshire 224, Yorkshire 163-3

    BBC Radio Nottingham's Chris Ellis at Headingley:

    "Yorkshire back in control at Headingley thanks to some splendid batting from Andrew Gale (67 not out) and Jack Leaning (50 not out).

    "The pair now have the highest partnership of the match, currently worth 112, and have gone a long way to giving the hosts a first-innings lead.

    "Notts have been second-best in this game, apart from today's first session and now the ball is 50 overs old, they will have to work hard to get back into this one.

    "England's Stuart Broad has been the pick of the bowlers with 2-25 from 11 overs so far."

  23. Get involved - Your celebrations

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    Gary: Call me old fashioned but I'd run to the player who set me up, then hi-five any player I passed on way to position.

    Dave: I don't, I just jog back to my half and ready my self to score again and again and again...

    Guy Owen: My first ever goal, 7-0 down, last minute I score and take the corner flag out and go crazy

    Jason: I don't celebrate like anyone. I'm not very good at football.

    Not really getting in the spirit of this Jason are you?

  24. Burke sets Derbyshire tough target

    Surrey 239 & 315, Derbyshire 207

    James Burke's crucial innings of 73 for Surrey has left Derbyshire with a tougher run-chase than they might have expected.

    At lunch, the visitors were only 198 ahead with half of their wickets gone, but Burke hit a six and 11 fours in a career-best score before he was the ninth man dismissed.

    Paceman Mark Footitt finished with 4-102, with Derbyshire requiring 348 to register their third Championship win of the summer.

  25. England quarter-final to be shown on BBC One


    England's Lucy Bronze and Jordan Nobbs

    England's Women's World Cup quarter-final tie against Canada will be shown on BBC One on Saturday night/Sunday morning.

    Coverage starts at 00:00 BST and the game in Vancouver kicks off at 00:30.

  26. Dost urged not to move to Magpies


    Bas Dost

    Newcastle target Bas Dost should stay at Wolfsburg, says his coach Dieter Hecking.

    The 26-year-old Netherlands international is understood to be a target for new Magpies boss Steve McClaren as he bids to rebuild the squad.

    Hecking told the Wolfsburger Allgemeine: "Why would he go there? He can play next season in the Champions League with us. He will probably not in this nor in the next or the next year at Newcastle."

  27. Four medals for GB swimmers in Baku


    Great Britain have won a third gold medal in the pool at the European Games in Baku.

    The 4x100m freestyle relay team of Duncan Scott, Martyn Walton, Daniel Speers and Cameron Kurle claimed victory to follow the earlier successes of Abbie Wood (400m medley) and Holly Hibbott (800m freestyle).

    There was also bronze for the women's freestyle relay team of Darcy Deakin, Madeleine Crompton, Hannah Featherstone and Georgia Coates.

  28. Leics close in on Glamorgan first innings score

    Glamorgan 278, Leicestershire 238-7

    BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Cardiff:

    "Leicestershire reached tea 40 runs behind Glamorgan with three wickets in hand as none of their batsmen could kick on despite decent starts.

    "Matt Boyce made 50, Andrea Agathangelou 42 and Niall O'Brien 39 but the visitors failed to produce a substantial partnership.

    "Michael Hogan and Craig Meschede have claimed two victims each with the wickets shared between five home bowlers."

  29. Five athletes eligible for GB


    Usain Bolt (left) and Zharnel Hughes (right) in New York

    British Athletics has announced that five new athletes have been declared eligible to compete for GB with immediate effect.

    Among them are 100m hurdler Cindy Ofili, the younger sister of European champion Tiffany Porter, and 100 and 200m teenage sprinter Zharnel Hughes from Anguilla.

    Hughes recently finished second to Usain Bolt over 200m at the Diamond League meeting in New York.

    The others are high jumper Victoria Dronsfield, 400m hurdler Shante Little and 400m runner Montene Speight.

  30. Sterling on way to Blues?



    Liverpool Echo: Liverpool are expecting a third bid from Manchester City for attacker Raheem Sterling and would reluctantly agree to sell the 20-year-old if their £50m valuation is met.

  31. 'I would have taken Real job'


    Zinedine Zidane has revealed he would have accepted the chance to replace Carlo Ancelotti as Real Madrid coach had he been offered the job.

    Zidane, one of Ancelotti's assistants as well as coaching Real Madrid's reserve side Castilla last season, lost out to Rafael Benitez in the race for the top job.


    In an interview with France Football, he said: "I would have accepted being Ancelotti's successor. I'm a professional and I'm never going to turn down a challenge."

    Asked if he was disappointed to be overlooked, Zidane said: "No, not at all. I believe it wasn't the time. Things happen naturally, you don't have to go looking for them. They took the decision to choose another coach and that's that."

  32. Essex set 114 to win at Bristol

    Essex 319, Gloucestershire 116 & 316 (f/o)

    BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt at Bristol:

    "Some resistance from Gloucestershire's lower order with the stand of 71 between Benny Howell and Craig Miles being their highest of the match.

    "But after Howell was out, an early tea was taken and Essex require 114 for victory."

    Gloucestershire may still have a glimmer of hope as James Fuller has just removed England captain Alastair Cook for a first-ball duck after tea.

  33. Cisse on way out



    Newcastle Chronicle: Newcastle look set to sell striker Papiss Cisse, 30, after enquiries from Premier League clubs for the £10m-rated striker - with Marseille's Florian Thauvin, 22, lined up to replace him.

  34. Another gold for GB in Baku


  35. Get involved - Your celebrations

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    Simon Carey: Even though I was born eight years after his '77 Cup winner, I was always encouraged to give it the Stuart Pearson fist punch.


    Chris James: Bas Savage during the Brighton days - my moonwalk got me the nickname Bas.

    Catherine Brailsford: Andy Morris Chesterfield FC FA Cup semi final 1997. Cool, just another goal.

  36. Vidal payment snubbed

    Jose Pinochet, BBC Mundo

    A charity in Chile that campaigns for the victims of drink-drive accidents has rejected a payment offered to them by Arturo Vidal, the national team's star midfielder who crashed after drinking last week.

    Vidal was arrested after the incident, which occurred when his Ferrari left the road in Santiago - but was later released and has continued to play for Chile in the ongoing Copa America tournament in the country.

    Arturo Vidal's Ferrari

    After admitting in a statement that he had "taken two drinks, then had an accident", Vidal pledged any money he received as a reward for his performances in the Copa America would go to the Emilia Foundation charity.

    However, the charity has said it would not accept any payments from Vidal - at least until the legal process ends.

  37. Bencic takes first set at Eastbourne


    Belinda Bencic

    Action is continuing at the Aegon International in Eastbourne which you can see via the BBC Sport website.

    Switzerland's Belinda Bencic is on court and has taken the first set 6-2 against American Madison Keys.

    Later, second seed Caroline Wozniacki faces Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia.

  38. 'I don't expect flowers'


    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says he is as hungry as when he was a teenager as he attempts to bounce back from a below-par last season.

    The 29-year-old was criticised after a number of mistakes during the Blues' 2014-15 Premier League campaign.


    "At the level at which I play, I don't expect flowers when things aren't going well," the Belgian told the Manchester Evening News.

    "The truth is that I can play football - don't worry - and I'm coming back even stronger than before. I have to show it on the pitch. I don't have a choice."

  39. Pirlo joining Lampard?



    New York City FC are in talks with Juventus and Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo.

    The 36-year-old has, according to NBC Sports, been a long-term target for the club, who hope his arrival will coincide with Frank Lampard, who is due to make his debut for the Americans against Montreal Impact on 13 July.

  40. Arsenal close in on Cech


    Former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson on BBC Radio 5 live

    Petr Cech

    "I think Petr Cech joining Arsenal from Chelsea would be an amazing signing. It's another step towards the title.

    "Arsenal are very close to having a squad that almost matches Chelsea and Manchester City. I think everybody knows Arsenal are minimum two, maybe three, good signings to really challenge Chelsea.

    "He's 33 now, he still has five or six season of greatness in him and he is going to give Arsenal that assurance at the back that they really need.

    "When a side wins the league it starts with the man at the back and usually when a side wins the league the goalkeeper usually has an amazing season."

  41. Cellino fined for non-payment

    (See 14:32 entry)

    Adam Pope

    Leeds United Commentator

    "I have contacted the club to see if this affects his ownership status and the message back was that it seemed unlikely. Cellino was relaxed, I'm told, but no statement is expected from United.

    "However, I understand that Cellino, along with others, has to appear in court on 14 September regarding an investigation into the construction of the IS Arenas stadium in Cagliari.

    "Those charges include corruption, attempted corruption, unauthorised construction and non-compliance with a public authority order.

    "So the obstacles to his continued running of the club are far from overcome it would seem."

  42. President arrested


    It has emerged that Catania president Antonino Pulvirenti is one of seven people arrested over suspected match-fixing involving some of the Italian Serie B club's matches.

    Catania's Stadio Angelo Massimino,

    Pulvirenti's deputy, Pablo Cosentino, and former director of sport Daniele Delli Carri were also arrested.

    The seven people arrested are accused of committing "fraud in sporting competition", says Catania police.

  43. Hostages to technology

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    We've been asking your views on the impact that our obsession with handheld devices are having on physical activity...

  44. Question of Sport teaser


    Earlier, we asked you to name the five men to have taken four wickets in an innings for England in a Twenty20 international?

    Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Paul Collingwood, Jade Dernbach and Jon Lewis is the answer.

    The prize for getting it right? A sense of superiority over your peers.

  45. Cellino fined for non-payment


    Massimo Cellino

    Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is fined £28,500 by an Italian court for non-payment of taxes on a four-wheel drive he imported from the USA to Sardinia.

    The Football League is waiting for official confirmation of the court's ruling before deciding on whether to take action, Press Association Sport understands.

    Cellino was banned from being involved until the end of the season after being found guilty of tax evasion in Italy, returning to his role in May.

  46. Get involved - Your celebration

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    Haroun: Thierry Henry's "what did you expect" shoulder shrug.


    Jack Lyon: Tshabalala celebration against Mexico at the 2010 World Cup pretty much sums me up.


    Really Jack? Parties at your house must be cracking.

  47. Swans signing


    Swansea City have signed Sweden keeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt from Dutch side Heerenveen on a three year-deal.


    Nordfeldt capped five times by his country, and who celebrates his 26th birthday today, will compete with Lukasz Fabianski for the goalkeeper position.

  48. Rodriguez plays down Messi 'showdown'


    James Rodriguez

    Colombia's James Rodriguez admits that Friday's Copa America quarter-final against Argentina can not be billed as a showdown between himself and Lionel Messi - because the Barcelona man is too good.

    The 23-year-old says that he cannot be compared to the four-time Ballon d'Or winner.

    He said: "Messi is from another world. He's a one-off. There can't be a James vs Messi showdown as that'd be unfair on him."

  49. Kerber pulls out of Eastbourne


    Angelique Kerber

    Germany's Angelique Kerber has withdrawn from the Aegon International in Eastbourne with a viral illness.

    The sixth seed won the Edgbaston title last week, her first grass court title. Her withdrawal from the tournament follows that of top seed and defending champion, Petra Kvitova, who has a sore throat and cold.

  50. Hearn wants Olympic Stadium disclosure


    Artist's impression of West Ham at the Olympic Stadium

    Full details of West Ham's "secret" deal as tenants of the Olympic Stadium should be made public, says former Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn.

    The cost of transforming the venue into a stadium ready for football has reached £272m.

    West Ham will contribute £15m but the rent they will pay - reported to be £2m a year - has not been made public.

    "Who is it confidential from? I can't see any reason whatsoever why it should be secret," Hearn told BBC Sport.

    Hearn, chairman of Orient for nearly 20 years until selling up in 2014, wanted the club to groundshare the Olympic Stadium with West Ham and lost out in a legal battle to have the bidding process overturned.

  51. Gold for Britain in Baku


  52. Bouchard wants to get back on track


    Eugenie Bouchard

    You can watch action from the Aegon Championships in Eastbourne via the BBC Sport website with last year's Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard hoping to recapture some of that form.

    The Canadian has lost nine of her last 10 matches before coming to England and was knocked out early in the Birmingham International last week but she has taken the opening set 7-6 against American Alison Riske in their second round match.

  53. Get involved - Your celebration

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    Olufemi: Kaka... pointing towards Heaven whenever I find the back of the net in a football match.


    Gareth Priest: Like Solskjaer, I don't celebrate, just back to kick off. Though it happens less and less these days...

    Tea In Team: The game is about to restart, so I jog straight back into position and concentrate on being ready for KO.

    Let yourself go guys...

  54. Rangers sign Wigan's Kiernan


    Rangers have secured the signature of Wigan Athletic's Rob Kiernan, hours after Danny Wilson became Mark Warburton's first signing as manager.

    Wigan had already agreed a fee for 24-year-old Kiernan, who has signed a two-year contract, while fellow defender Wilson, 23, had decided to leave Hearts.

    John Eustace could become their third signing after arriving in Glasgow for talks with the Ibrox club.

    The midfielder, 35, was released by Derby County earlier this month.

  55. Surrey struggle to build lead

    Surrey 239 & 166-5, Derbyshire 207

    Derbyshire picked up three Surrey wickets on the third morning to keep the match in the balance at the County Ground.

    The visitors extended their lead to 198 for the loss of Dean Elgar, Dominic Sibley and Ben Foakes.

    The latter was bowled by Mark Footitt, named in England's Ashes training squad, who cleaned up Surrey's openers in similar fashion on day two.

  56. Hampshire facing Somerset defeat

    Somerset 346, Hampshire 147 & 143-5 (f/o)

    Hampshire lost three early wickets at the Ageas bowl against Somerset, before Adam Wheater and Will Smith steadied things with an unbroken stand of 74 to take the hosts to lunch.

    However, they still trail by 56 and will need plenty of lower-order resistance to set Somerset any sort of target.

    Wicketkeeper Wheater could be the key. He is unbeaten on 48.

  57. Lyth falls cheaply against Notts

    Nottinghamshire 224, Yorkshire 35-2

    BBC Radio Nottingham's Chris Ellis at Headingley:

    "It was Nottinghamshire's morning as they fought their way back into the game, with first some lusty hitting and then two wickets before lunch.

    "Luke Wood (38) and Ben Hilfenhaus (28 not out) swung the bat and put on 65 for the ninth wicket, the highest partnership of the innings.

    "Stuart Broad then had England team-mate Adam Lyth lbw with his third delivery, with a ball which kept low, and Hilfenhaus claimed his first Championship wicket for Notts when he got rid of Gary Ballance for 14."

  58. GB draw with Ireland


    Great Britain's men squandered an early two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Ireland at the World League Semi-final in Belgium.

    Captain Barry Middleton opened the scoring after just five minutes when his cross was deflected in by Ireland's John Jackson before a cross-shot from Mark Gleghorne, facing brother Paul in the Irish team, was expertly deflected in by Chris Griffiths.

    But Kyle Wood pulled a goal back before Jackson levelled it to leave GB with two points from two games.

  59. Essex press for victory

    Essex 319, Gloucestershire 116 & 227-7

    BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt at Bristol:

    "The end is nigh for Gloucestershire, who are only 24 head with three wickets left, despite a superbly crafted hundred from Michael Klinger, his fifth in 10 innings in all competitions this season.

    "Ian Cockbain left a straight delivery from the first ball of the day, but Klinger and Geraint Jones added 69 before Klinger's masterful knock was ended when he could not evade a short ball from Ryan ten Doeschate.

    "Jones fell for a honey trap 10 minutes before lunch when he was caught in the deep off the bowling of Aron Nijjar and Jack Taylor then compounded Gloucestershire's misery when he was out on the last ball before lunch."

  60. Swapsies

    Football gossip


    Daily Telegraph: Stoke have told Sevilla they would consider swapping midfielder Steven Nzonzi for Poland's 25-year-old midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.

  61. Lucio joins Indian club



    Former Brazil captain Lucio has become the latest player to sign up for the Indian Super League.

    The 37-year-old, who was at Palmeiras, joins FC Goa, managed by another Brazilian great Zico.

    Former Arsenal duo Robert Pires and Andre Santos were at Goa last season, but have left the club.

    The eight-team league runs from October to December.

    Former Manchester City duo Elano and Nicolas Anelka are both signed up for ISL teams this year.

  62. Hostages to technology

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    Here's some more of your views on the impact that our obsession with handheld devices are having on physical activity.

    Mark Sleight: Educate the parents. Too many more happy to put the child in front of the Xbox rather than play with them. It starts there.

    Adam Walker: Make sport cheaper, and improve facilities in local areas!

    Benny Blanco: Mobile phones are worse than anything else as every bus and train are full of people looking down at their mobiles.

  63. Fell century gives Worcestershire edge

    Middlesex 309, Worcestershire 297-6

    Tom Fell

    BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand at Uxbridge:

    "Worcestershire have moved on to 297-6 at lunch on the third day at Uxbridge in reply to Middlesex's 309.

    "Tom Fell remains unbeaten on 124 as three wickets have fallen at the other end this morning - two to the new ball which was taken nine overs into the day.

    "The pitch is painfully slow and generally low offering little to the batsman or bowlers."

  64. Fojut exits Dundee Utd for Poland


    Jaroslaw Fojut

    Polish defender Jaroslaw Fojut has left Dundee United to join Pogon Szczecin in his homeland.

    Fojut, 28, has signed a three-year deal with the Ekstraklasa side. His family had already returned to Poland, having failed to settle in Scotland.

    After spending a year in Norway with Tromso, Fojut joined United on a two-year deal in 2014 and made 39 appearances, scoring five times.

  65. Vieira rates Sterling


    Raheem Sterling

    Manchester City's football development executive Patrick Vieira believes the club's interest in Liverpool striker Raheem Sterling is understandable.

    City have already had two offers - the latest worth £40m - rejected but reports suggest they are preparing a third for the England international who has refused to sign a new £100,000-a-week contract, at £50m-plus.

    "I think if you go down and ask 10 people what they think about him, I think nine would give you a positive answer," Vieira told ESPN FC at an event in New York.

    "I would be part of the nine people because he's shown how good he is, how well he's been doing at Liverpool. If he is in the market, not just City would be interested in him."

  66. Leicestershire make solid progress

    Glamorgan 278, Leicestershire 138-3

    BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb in Cardiff:

    "Glamorgan and Leicestershire have continued their even struggle at the Swalec Stadium with only two wickets falling in the morning session for the addition of 101 runs.

    "Leicestershire skipper Mark Cosgrove hit a rapid 38 against his former club and looked unhappy to be given out, caught at short leg off spinner Andrew Salter.

    "Opener Matt Boyce batted stolidly through the morning session to reach lunch on 46 not out."

  67. Bedene out in Nottingham


    Aljaz Bedene

    The involvement of British men at the Aegon Open in Nottingham is over.

    Slovenian-born Aljaz Bedene, who switched allegiance earlier this year, was the only Brit to make the second round after James Ward's exit earlier today.

    But Bedene was unable to reach the next stage, going down 6-7 4-6 against France's eighth seed Adrian Mannarino.

  68. Liverpool chase Copa America trio

    Football gossip

    Roberto Firmino

    Liverpool have held talks with South American forwards Roberto Firmino, Carlos Bacca and Salomon Rondon, according to Sky Sports.

    All three are at the Copa America, with Hoffenheim's 23-year-old Firmino representing Brazil, Sevilla's Bacca, 28, with Colombia and Zenit St Petersburg's Rondon, 25, in the Venezuela squad.

  69. Headlines at 1

    Rugby League: Norths Devils player Francis Molo has been cited over his tackle on James Ackerman, who died as a result of an on-field injury on Monday.

    Boxing: Boxing great Oscar De La Hoya says he is "very serious" about making a return to the ring at the age of 42.


    Football: Seven people have been arrested over suspected match-fixing involving Italian Serie B side Catania.

    Tennis: British number four James Ward is out of the Aegon Open after losing his rain-delayed first-round match against American Tim Smyczek in Nottingham.

  70. Tigers sign Falcons forward Barrow

    Rugby Union

    Leicester Tigers have signed Dom Barrow from Newcastle Falcons after the second-row forward activated a release clause in his contract.

    The 22-year-old was in the England U20 side that won the 2013 World Junior Championship and played 37 games for Falcons after joining in 2013.

    Director of rugby Dean Richards told Newcastle's website he was "bitterly disappointed" Barrow had left.

  71. Rivaldo to return at 43


    World Cup winner Rivaldo is considering coming out of retirement at the age of 43 - to help pull struggling Mogi Mirim off the bottom of the Brazilian second division.

    Rivaldo, president of the provincial club, said: "Once again, I will sacrifice my family for the good of the club but I hope to see our team in a more worthy situation in the competition.

    "I stopped played professionally 15 months ago but, if my knee is OK, I could help in some games."

    Rivaldo, of course, helped Brazil win the 2002 World Cup, during which competition he famously got hit in the chest - sorry, face, of course it was the face - by the ball.

  72. Get involved - Your celebration

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    Dom Louis: Alain Giresse in 1982 in the semi-final with Germany. Iconic.


    Francis White: The "why always me?" by super Mario.

  73. Aussie rules


    The Australian PGA Championship has been added to the European Tour's Race to Dubai schedule for 2016.


    It will be staged at the RACV Royal Pines Resort (pictured above) on Australia's Gold Coast between 3-6 December this year.

  74. Konta wins in Eastbourne


    We said earlier that British number three Johanna Konta was doing well against Russia's Ekaterina Makarova at the Aegon International in Eastbourne.

    And the world number 146 has eased past the Russian eighth-ranked player 6-2 6-4.

    It is the first time the Australian-born player has beaten a top 10 player.

  75. No decision yet on Cipriani

    Rugby Union

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster is awaiting the outcome of the police investigation into Danny Cipriani's drink-drive arrest before determining whether the fly-half is included in his World Cup squad.


    England began their summer training camp on Monday without centre Manu Tuilagi and hooker Dylan Hartley, who will miss the tournament for disciplinary reasons.

    Sale's Cipriani must wait until early August to discover the outcome of a police investigation into his arrest.

    Lancaster said: "I've got no position at all on it at the moment. I'll deal with it as and when it's appropriate."

  76. Konta on form in Eastbourne


    Johanna Konta

    While the British men toil at the Aegon Open in Nottingham, there is much better news about one of their female counterparts down in Eastbourne.

    Johanna Konta, the 24-year-old British number three, is closing in on a memorable win against fourth seed Ekaterina Makarova at the Aegon International.

    Konta won the first set of their second-round tie 6-2 - and has just broken the former Grand Slam semi-finalist's serve at 4-3 in the second.

  77. Downing chase

    Football gossip


    Sunderland want to sign West Ham winger Stewart Downing, 30, but face competition from his hometown club Middlesbrough, says the Daily Star.

  78. Get involved - hostage to technology

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    Remember that other debate we are having? Tis this... What impact is our obsession with handheld devices having on physical activity?

    Here are some of your thoughts.

    Neil Brookes: The cricket field where we played cricket, football, rounders etc as kids has long since been built on and not replaced. It's just collateral damage from an ever increasing population of a geographically small country.

    Gavin Walker: Stop charging stupid money to play! Ever since this initiative to get more grassroots football the prices at football centres have gone sky high. Stupid! I remember when all you needed were a ball , some mates and jumpers! Can't even play on fields now cause they're all fenced off by schools and local authorities! Ridiculous!

    James Bassett: Pah. It's no different from when I was little and being told to get my nose out of my books and get outside. Children are, by their very nature, obsessive about the here and now. They can't help it. Give them a break and stop telling them how useless they are.

  79. Ward out


    British number four James Ward will not join compatriot Aljaz Bedene in the Aegon Open second round after losing his rain-delayed match against American Tim Smyczek in Nottingham.


    Ward, 28, loses 6-1 6-7 (3-7) 1-6 after the pair resumed at 6-1 4-5 this morning.

    The Londoner survived three set points at 5-6 in the second before Smyczek, 27, levelled by winning the tie-break. And the world number 72, ranked 38 places above Ward, won the first four games of the final set before sealing victory.

    He said: "I'm obviously disappointed. I'll go back and watch the match, see what went wrong, move on from there, brush up and get ready for next week."

    Meanwhile, Bedene is one set down in his second-round tie against French eighth seed Adrian Mannarino

  80. Simpson retains World Cup hope

    Rugby Union

    Joe Simpson

    Wasps scrum-half Joe Simpson remains hopeful of staking a claim to be in England's World Cup squad after recovering from a knee injury.

    The 26-year-old strained his medial collateral ligament in the 26-21 defeat by Leicester in May, which caused him to miss the last game of the Premiership season and also cost him a place in Stuart Lancaster's 45-man summer training squad, but he is back in training.

    "I'm just hoping I get the call from England to show what I can do in training to give myself a chance to make the World Cup squad," he told the Wasps official website.

  81. Get involved - Your celebration

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    Dec does Alan Shearer celebration
    Image caption: "Hey Ant, I'm over here."

    Dan Morris: The plain and simple Shearer.

    A lot of people are saying the same as Dan, why even Dec - of, you know, Ant and Dec fame - is doing it...

  82. Horner vows to stay on at Red Bull

    Formula 1

    Christian Horner

    Red Bull principal Christian Horner has shrugged off speculation about his future and said he is determined to stay on to help the troubled Formula One team resolve their problems.

    According to reports in The Times, one of Horner's rival principals had called him on Sunday morning, before the Austrian Grand Prix, to commiserate about his supposed departure.

    The unidentified boss had been given the impression that Austrian Gerhard Berger, a former McLaren and Ferrari driver who is close to Red Bull's billionaire owner Dietrich Mateschitz, was set to replace the Briton.

    "I was shocked," Horner said. "I had no idea people were talking about me that way. I have a long contract with the team. It is difficult but I had dinner with Dietrich on Saturday evening and we still get along very well. We know we have problems but we just have to work through them and I am here to do that job."

  83. Get involved - Your celebration

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    John Bowman: I've never seen a goal celebration as spontaneous and genuine as Theo Fleury's.

    We've not got a picture of it, John, though we do have this one of him attempting shove an opponent headfirst out of the arena.


    Ekara: Bale/Di Maria heart shape. Simple, but if your babe's in the crowd it'll make her heart melt, even in a Sunday League game.


    TheBigLumbowski: The runner up in a snooker competition

  84. And so is Paris...


    Anything you can do...

    No sooner has Budapest announced its intentions to host the 2024 Olympics and Paralympic Games, so too has Paris.


    "We believe that this bid will excite, unite and enthuse the people of Paris, our entire nation and lovers of Olympic and Paralympic sport all over the world," said Bernard Lapasset, chairman of Paris 2024, in a statement.

    "We already have the full support of the city."

    Paris lost out to London in the bid to host the 2012 Olympics.

  85. Budapest set to enter 2024 Games race



    Budapest's city council has approved the launch of a bid to host the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.

    The idea will now pass to the Hungarian parliament in July where keen sports fan and Prime Minister Viktor Orban is likely to ensure it passes.

    Cities have until 15 September to enter bids and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will make a decision at a congress in Lima, Peru on 15 September 2017.

    Boston, Rome and Hamburg are already lobbying for IOC votes, while Paris, Baku and Doha are tipped to enter the race.

  86. Millwall sign Archer and Martin


    Jordan Archer

    League One side Millwall have signed Tottenham goalkeeper Jordan Archer on a two-year contract and left-back Joe Martin on a one-year deal.

    Scottish keeper Archer, 22, who has previously had spells with Wycombe and Northampton, spent the latter part of 2014-15 on loan at Millwall from Spurs.

    Former Tottenham and Blackpool man Martin, 26, joins the Lions following his release by Gillingham.

  87. Ward faces deciding set in Nottingham


    James Ward

    British number four James Ward would have been hoping for a quick break of serve - in between two holds of his own - to wrap up his rain-delayed match against American Tim Smyczek at the Aegon Open in Nottingham.

    Unfortunately it hasn't gone to plan for the 28-year-old Londoner, who now faces a deciding set in this first-round tie.

    The pair resumed at 6-1 4-5 about 20 minutes ago, with Ward having to survive three set points at 5-6 to force a tie-break.

    However, 27-year-old Smyczek eventually took his chance, winning the tie-break 7-3 to level.

  88. Get involved - Your celebration

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    Burnsie: A dog who finally caught its own tail. It's so rare I score that I genuinely don't know what to do.

    El Jumaili: Probably like that Flanagan celebration against Spurs! His happiness was like a euphoric child's - no 'cool acting' at all.


    Jack Richardson: I've never had the chance to. Four years playing as a CB who has more pace than heading ability means staying back a lot.

    Brings a tear to our eye, Jack.

  89. Chris Lewis's most important innings


    Chris Lewis

    Former England cricketer Chris Lewis was recently released from prison after serving less than half of a 13-year sentence for drug smuggling.

    BBC sports editor Dan Roan has spoken to Lewis and finds out how he is trying to rebuild his life and help others.

    "It was unfathomable. But pretty soon afterwards after going back to my cell and having a cry you go: 'I am going to have to deal with this.'

    "Sometimes a typical day was 23 hours locked up. That was really challenging. You're in a jail and there can be 1,000 men running around, testosterone, and everything else. It's not exactly a holiday camp."

  90. De La Hoya considers return


    Oscar De La Hoya

    Boxing great Oscar De La Hoya says he is "very serious" about making a return to the ring at the age of 42.

    The American, a former six-weight world champion, retired in 2009 after losing to Manny Pacquiao in his last fight.

    Since retiring, De La Hoya has become a boxing promoter but has also battled alcohol and drugs addictions.

    "I don't have to come back for financial reasons or the lights or the glamour," he told ESPN. "I'm training. I feel great. But it has to be worth my while. Would I do it? I don't know but I wake up every morning thinking that I can."

  91. Sheens to return to Salford

    Rugby League

    Tim Sheens

    Salford Red Devils have appointed Tim Sheens as director of rugby.

    The 64-year-old, who guided Australia to World Cup success in 2013, spent some time at the club earlier in the season

  92. On this day

    Frank Rijkaard

    Back in 2003, Frank Rijkaard was appointed coach of Barcelona. In his second season he led them to their first title in five years. The following year they retained the league and won the Champions League.

    On this day in 2007, the Catalan giants reached an agreement to sign Thierry Henry from Arsenal.

  93. Baghdatis serves up sunshine at Nottingham


    Marcos Baghdatis
    Image caption: "It's going to rain lots of tennis balls," Baghdatis joked

    Former world number eight Marcos Baghdatis took a brief break from the courts at the Nottingham Tennis Centre to read the weather for BBC East Midlands Today, prior to his second-round match against Spain's David Ferrer.

    Watch it here.

    Play is under way at Nottingham now.

  94. Aegon International today


    Play got under way at Eastbourne at 11:00 BST.

    Johanna Konta plays first on Centre Court. The British number two faces fourth seed Ekaterina Makarova.

    Last year's Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard plays Alison Riske.

    Defending Eastbourne champion Madison Keys faces Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic.

    Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki faces Jarmila Gajdosova.

    British number one Heather Watson plays 11th seed Elina Svitolina last on Centre Court.

  95. Kingsley-gate rumbles on


  96. Austin tempter

    Football gossip


    Daily Star: Newcastle will offer top transfer target, QPR striker Charlie Austin, 25, the number nine shirt in a bid to convince him to join the Magpies.

  97. Laporta would scrap sponsorship


    Joan Laporta

    Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta says the club will go back to having a charity on their jersey if he wins the elections.

    Popular former Barca and France left-back Eric Abidal will be his technical director if he is elected.

    Laporta was president from 2003 to 2010 and had to leave because he had reached the maximum term.

    "We want Unicef back on the front of the Barca shirt. It has lost its meaning on the back of the shirt. The club has many other ways of generating revenue. It is a matter or values. I want to rescue the values of our club," he said.

    The Spanish and European champions are sponsored by Qatar Airways.

  98. Baxter relaxed over new signings

    Rugby Union

    Rob Baxter

    Exeter head coach Rob Baxter says he is not under pressure to make any more signings at the Premiership club.

    The Chiefs signed Jonny Hill on Monday and have also added Geoff Parling and Julian Salvi from Leicester Tigers.

    "If there's any more additions then it'll be one, possibly two, but at the same time I can see us signing nobody," Baxter told BBC Sport.

    "We're not looking at our squads, feeling that we've got issues or problems, or weaknesses."

  99. Get involved - Your celebration

    Tweet us at #icelebratelike

    Which sporting celebration best sums you up?

    Daniel Jenks: Denis Law when he scored as a Man City player at Old Trafford. No jumping up and down, just jogging back...


    AJPS: Marco Tardelli '82 World Cup. Ultimate release of passionate energy. Running about like that don't half knacker you though...

    Dobs: Rashidi Yekini shaking the net after he scored in USA 94... screamed of passion and freedom.

  100. Hall earns US Open spot


    Georgia Hall

    England's Georgia Hall has earned a late call-up to next month's US Women's Open.

    The 19-year-old from Dorset was the first alternate from the English sectional qualifier and got a place in the event after former champion Pak Se-ri pulled out.

    The tournament takes place from 9-12 July at Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania.

  101. Charlton sign defender Bauer


    Charlton Athletic have signed 22-year-old German defender Patrick Bauer on a four-year deal from Portuguese side Maritimo for an undisclosed fee.


    His arrival comes a few days after Charlton sold young defender Joe Gomez to Liverpool for £3.5m.

  102. Transfer round-up - part two


    And a few more...

    • Norwich City have signed former West Bromwich Albion midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu on a two-year contract.
    Maarten Stekelenburg
    • Former Netherlands goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg (pictured) has joined Southampton on a season-long loan from Championship club Fulham.
    • Burnley have signed full-back Matthew Lowton from Aston Villa on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
    • France midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is set to join Inter Milan from Monaco after the clubs agreed a £25m fee.
  103. Transfer round-up


    Busy yesterday? Wondering what the devil happened in the world of football? Don't fret, we can help. Here's a rundown of some transfer deals you may have missed...

    • West Brom signed Republic of Ireland winger James McClean from Wigan for about £1.5m.
    Mario Mandzukic
    • Juventus have signed Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic (above) from Atletico Madrid for £13.6m.
    • Aston Villa midfielder Yacouba Sylla has joined French side Rennes on a four-year contract.
    • Newly promoted Bournemouth have agreed a deal in principle to sign central defender Sylvain Distin.
  104. 'Your girls took one hell of a beating'


    Before Monday's Women's World Cup match between Norway and England, a Norwegian newspaper had a bit of fun.

    Taking inspiration from the famous TV commentary of 1981 - after Norway's men had recorded a shock win over England - Norwegian newspaper VG Sporten asked if Mark Sampson's team were "ready for a hell of a beating" in Ottawa.

    Well after England won, some of you have had your revenge.

  105. Essex in charge against Glos


    Graham Napier

    In Division Two of the County Championship, Essex are in control of their match against Gloucestershire in Bristol, with the home side still 77 runs behind after closing on 126-3 in their second innings after being made to follow on.

    Graham Napier (4-27) took three wickets in five balls to end Gloucestershire's first innings.

    Promotion hopefuls Surrey lead Derbyshire by 109 runs and will be looking to set a sizeable target once they resume on 77-2 in their second innings.

    Meanwhile, the game in Cardiff looks evenly poised after the opening day, with Leicestershire 37-1 in reply to Glamorgan's 278.

    You can listen to all of today's county cricket commentaries via the BBC Sport website

  106. Super motivated


    British number one Heather Watson is a happy bunny today after registering her first win of the grass-court season with victory over Varvara Lepchenko.


    Guernsey's Watson, 23, battled to a 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 first-round success over the 38th-ranked American at the Aegon International in Eastbourne.

    "I was super, super motivated," said Watson, who will face 11th seed Elina Svitolina in the next round later today.

    Watson lost in the first round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham last week to qualifier Aleksandra Krunic.

  107. Get involved - Your celebration

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    Which sporting celebration best sums you up?

    Dean Wilson: The Braziian Baby Celebration from USA '94. Becoming a Father was the proudest moment in my life.

    Chris Bowgett: Gary Neville celebrating wildly against Liverpool in January 2006 after Rio's late winner.


    Daniel Charley: Asamoah Gyan, man's got groove.

    Adam Johnson: Like Shefki Kuqi - the belly-flop.

  108. Don't miss it


    Don't forget, by the way, that England take on New Zealand in a one-off Twenty20 at Old Trafford today.

    There is live ball-by-ball coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from 18:15 BST, as well as live text commentary on the BBC Sport website of course.

    If it's half as exciting as the one-day series then we're in for a treat.

  109. Somerset close in on win over Hants


    Hampshire v Somerset

    And while we're talking cricket... It's not been a great return to Division One cricket for Hampshire so far, and they go into the third day of their game with Somerset staring at another County Championship defeat.

    After being made to follow on yesterday, the south coast side will resume on 41-2 in their second innings, still 158 runs behind.

    At Uxbridge, England batsman Moeen Ali made 54 as Worcestershire reached 195-3 in reply to Middlesex's 309. Tom Fell remains unbeaten on 75.

    And reigning champions Yorkshire had the better of a rain-affected opening day against Nottinghamshire at Headingley, restricting the visitors to 169-8.

    Listen to live BBC commentary of every game here.

  110. Question of Sport teaser


    Name the five men to have taken four wickets in an innings for England in a Twenty20 international.

    Answers this afternoon.

  111. Sousa gets Fiorentina job


    Some news from overnight that you may have missed...

    Former QPR and Swansea boss Paulo Sousa has been unveiled as manager of Serie A club Fiorentina.

    Paulo Sousa

    The 44-year-old Portuguese has joined from Basel, replacing the sacked Vincenzo Montella.

    His appointment has been met with protest by some fans because he had two seasons playing for rivals Juventus.

    "Some fans remember me for being at Juventus but I want them to remember me for the work I do in Florence," Sousa said.

  112. Debates at the double

    The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that we have two debates on the go.

    So, just to avoid confusion, these are:

    1) What impact you believe our obsession with handheld devices is having on physical activity, after a report by a leading sports charity warned we are "being held hostage" by technology. Tweet at #bbcsportsday

    2) On the 25th anniversary of Cameroon striker Roger Milla's famous goal celebration at Italia '90, we want to know what celebration best sums you up? Tweet at #icelebratelike

    Get involved now if you'd be so kind...

  113. Get involved - Your celebration

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    It is 25 years since Roger Milla's famous corner-flag dance celebration at Italia '90. We want to know which celebration best sums you up?

    Tom Potts: Loads of enthusiasm but still can't escape the fingerpoint and fist-pumps.

    Nii Dani: James Hahn's Gangam style celebration in PGA tournament and Robert Muteba Kidiaba celebration at the AFCON tournament.

    Derrick Dontoh: That Rooney knockout celebration.

    Wayne Rooney

    Rooney's celebration, for those with short memories, was reference to a video in which the England skipper appeared to be knocked unconscious in a kitchen boxing bout with Stoke City defender Phil Bardsley.

  114. Hernandez interest

    Football gossip


    Talksport: Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Manchester United's Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, 27, who ended last season on loan at city rivals Real.

  115. Taking on the US Open course


    Remember all that talk about the greens at the US Open being like broccoli, with a host of players queuing up to have a pop at the state of the course?

    (Not that it seemed to bother Jordan Spieth, the 21-year-old romping to a second successive Major victory).

    Well, in the interest of checking out the course first-hand - and because it was a damn good excuse to have a few hours in the sun - BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter has played a round on the Chambers Bay course at the centre of so much controversy.

    One of the greens at Chambers Bay

    "Some of the greens were very poor. The fourth was particularly bad, with substantial bare sandy patches that had no grass at all," writes Carter.

    Read the full article here.

  116. Get involved - hostage to technology

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    We wanted to know what impact you believe our obsession with handheld devices is having on physical activity.

    Guns of Highbury: Just make technology a sport, put that sport into the Olympics, then more people will be active in sport and closer to dressage!

    Tom Wright: It's simple. Take the electronic devices away and tell them to go outside for a couple of hours! Kids have forgotten how to play.

    The Tea in Team: The first Facebook generation are fit (they run and go to gym), but they don't understand the art of sport (eg 11-a-side football).

  117. Second chance for youngsters


    Here's an unusual one. Exeter City have offered trials to every Torquay United youth player released after the Gulls closed their academy last week.

    Torquay closed their youth programme to save money after a new consortium took charge the club earlier this month.

    Exeter are also hoping to offer chances to former coaches at Torquay.

    "We are pleased that we are able to offer each of the boys a trial and a chance to become part of the club," said Simon Hayward of Exeter's academy.

  118. Firmino set for Anfield?

    Football gossip

    Liverpool are "close to an agreement" for Brazilian playmaker Roberto Firmino, according to football website Globoesporte.


    It claims Liverpool are ahead of Manchester United and Manchester City in the race to sign the 23-year-old from German side Hoffenheim for about £18m.

  119. Happy birthday

    Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira

    It seems like every second former France midfielder is celebrating a birthday today.

    Zinedine Zidane is 43, Patrick Vieira is 39 and Jean Tigana turns 60,

    Golfer Colin Montgomerie will have 52 candles on his cake, while current tennis star Francesca Schiavone is 35.

  120. Nani exit nears

    Football gossip


    Fenerbahce are hoping to seal a £7m deal for Manchester United's Portugal winger Nani, reports the Daily Mail.

  121. Arrests in match-fixing probe


    Seven people have been arrested over suspected match-fixing involving Catania in Serie B, police have announced.

    The seven are accused of "fraud in sporting competition... aimed at influencing the results and altering the outcome of (Serie B) matches in which Catania were involved, with the consequent victory for that team," police added.

    Catania finished 15th in Serie B last season, three points above the relegation playoff places.

  122. Jones staying put

    Football gossip


    Daily Mail: Manchester United defender Phil Jones, 23, is set to end uncertainty over his future at Old Trafford by signing a new contract this week.

  123. Opponent referred

    Rugby League

    A 20-year-old player has been referred to the judiciary over a tackle involving prop forward James Ackerman, who later died in hospital.

    James Ackerman

    Ackerman, a player with Brisbane club Sunshine Coast, was knocked unconscious in a tackle by Norths Devils' Francis Molo during a Queensland Cup match at the weekend and died 48 hours later.

    Queensland Rugby League (QRL) said: "An incident involving Norths Devils player Francis Molo has been referred to the judiciary at a date to be confirmed."

    The QRL has not provided any details of the charge Molo faces.

  124. Get involved - Celebration

    Tweet us at #icelebratelike

    Now then, want to feel really old?

    It is 25 years to the day since Roger Milla's famous celebration, the Cameroon striker performing his legendary hip wiggle around the corner flag after scoring at the Italia '90 World Cup - much like this in fact.


    Milla, now 63 would you believe, reflected on how that competition changed his life in this rather good BBC article.

    But what we want to know is which sporting celebration sums up your life? Are you a dancer, do you fall flat on your back, or are you a Usain Bolt pointer?

    Tweet us now at #icelebratelike - we await your responses with interest.

  125. Latest from Nottingham

    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent on Radio 5 live sports extra

    At the Aegon Open in Nottingham, two Brits are in action.

    Aljaz Bedene plays his second round match against Adrian Mannarino at 11:00 BST.


    At the same time James Ward completes his first round match against Tim Smyczek. The Brit led 6-1 4-5 when rain wiped out yesterday's play.

    If Ward wins, he will also play his second round match against Jiri Veseley at around 14:00 today.

  126. New deal

    Football gossip


    The Guardian: Everton's 22-year-old defender Luke Garbutt is to sign a new five-year contract at Goodison Park and then move to Premier League newcomers Bournemouth on a season-long loan.

  127. Ferres banned

    Rugby League

    Huddersfield's England forward Brett Ferres has been given a two-match ban following his dismissal for punching during the Giants' 30-22 Super League win at Widnes on Sunday.


    Ferres, sent off after just 11 minutes for striking Widnes full-back Rhys Hanbury, submitted an early-guilty plea to the charge and avoided a disciplinary hearing.

    The former Bradford, Wakefield and Castleford second rower, who was returning from an injury lay-off, will miss the Giants' matches against Hull KR and St Helens.

  128. Soldado on way out?

    Football gossip


    Galatasaray are ready to match 30-year-old striker Roberto Soldado's £2.2m annual salary if they can agree a transfer fee with Tottenham for the Spaniard, reports Talksport.

  129. Change of heart


    Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who was set to leave the German club this summer, could stay on under new coach Thomas Tuchel, his agent says.


    Germany international Gundogan had said in April he would not be renewing a contract that runs out in 2016, amid speculation of a move to the Premier League or Spain.

    However, after the departure of coach Jurgen Klopp at the end of the season and the appointment of former Mainz coach Tuchel, the player's agent said Gundogan had "now been thinking about staying" after hearing Dortmund's plans for next season.

  130. Get involved - hostage to technology

    Tweet us at #bbcsportsday

    So the question is this: are we, and especially the younger generation, spending so much time on mobile phones and tablets that we are doing less and less physical activity? And if we are, then what effect will that have on this and future generations?

    Or maybe you think the above is a load of codswallop, we doing as much exercise as ever, and the so-called experts are just out to scare us?

    Let us know your thoughts on Twitter at #bbcsportsday or at the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  131. Becoming hostage to technology

    Admit it, we've all done it. Sat at home, or on a train, or in the pub, staring aimlessly at our mobile phone.

    But according to a leading sports charity, our obsession with handheld devices will lead to serious problems.

    Boy texting

    Future generations of young people risk becoming "hostages to handheld devices" and disengaged from physical activity,a report by The Youth Sports Trust says.

    It suggests that nearly a quarter of children see playing computer games with friends as a form of physical activity.

    Which leads us on to today's debate, which we'd very much like you to get involved in...

  132. Sprint finish

    Road Cycling

    "He is the Usain Bolt of bike racing - winner of 25 stages at the Tour de France and 15 at the Giro D'Italia, a world champion on road and track, a Manx Missile capable of speeds that wreck rivals and destroy records.

    No-one understands the pell-mell mayhem of a bunch sprint like Mark Cavendish. No-one before has taken the uninitiated inside that maelstrom quite like this. This is the secret world of sprinting, and it's quite some ride."


    So starts a fascinating piece by BBC chief sports writer Tom Fordyce, who has delved inside the mind of Cavendish to find out exactly what happens in that frantic dash for the finish line.

    It's a great read. You'll find it here.

  133. United to spend big

    Football gossip


    Daily Mirror: Manchester United are ready to spend £150m on new players, including Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema.

  134. Cech on the verge


    Back to domestic football and some big Premier League news, with Arsenal close to agreeing a deal to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.

    Talks between the clubs are progressing towards the 33-year-old becoming Arsenal's first summer acquisition.


    The Czech Republic international played 16 times for the Blues last season and has been at Stamford Bridge 11 years.

    He has made more than 300 Chelsea appearances and won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, one Champions League and one Europa League title.

  135. Ready for Canada


    England, who have not been past the quarter-finals in three previous appearances at the World Cup, meet Canada in Vancouver at 00:30 BST on Sunday.

    The hosts, who beat England 1-0 in a pre-tournament friendly, are managed by Englishman John Herdman.

    "It's going to be a big game in front of a big crowd," added England boss Mark Sampson. "It's a special one to look forward to.

    "We know we face a game against an excellent manager and an excellent team. We will prepare with due diligence and then it is about the players delivering."

  136. 'We delivered for the country'


    England "delivered for the country" and "made history" in beating Norway to reach the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup, said manager Mark Sampson.


    "They knew this was a big game and they wanted to write their names into our football history," said Sampson.

    "They have made history and deserve all the credit in the world. They stepped up and delivered for the country.

    "This group of 23 players has shown resilience, character and discipline to come back and win that match. We'll take huge confidence from that victory."

  137. Brilliant Bronze


    First to England's triumphant women, who took on Norway in the first knockout stage of the Women's World Cup and won, thanks to a stunning goal.

    It was scored by Lucy Bronze, who fired into the top corner from the edge of the penalty area.


    Solveig Gulbrandsen's flicked opener had given the Norwegians a deserved lead after the break.

    Steph Houghton equalised with a header from a corner, before Bronze's super strike 14 minutes from time.

    But don't take our word for it, watch Bronze's glorious strike here.

  138. Tuesday's papers

    The i

    The i

    Andy Murray is more aggressive since Jonas Bjorkman joined his coaching team, says the i. Hope that applies only to court, and doesn't extend to him pushing old ladies out of the queue at the supermarket.

  139. Tuesday's papers

    The Sun

    The Sun

    Man City will make a bid for Jack Wilshere if their pursuit of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba fails, according to the Sun.

  140. Tuesday's papers

    The Mirror

    The Mirror

    The Mirror says Dick Advocaat will smash Sunderland's transfer and pay £15m for PSV Eindhoven's attacking midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

  141. Tuesday's papers

    Daily Mail


    A rather striking image of tennis player Grigor Dimitrov, who did this on the London Underground, then posted the photo on Twitter with the caption 'Feeling silly'. Be careful Grigor, that contravenes healthy and safety rules don't you know...

  142. Tuesday's papers



    A bit of Man United, a spot of England cricket, and John Terry claiming Petr Cech - on the verge of a move to Arsenal - will be worth an extra 15 points for the Gunners next season.

  143. Well done England

    This picture says it all.


    England are waking up today to the thought of a Women's World Cup quarter-final with hosts Canada, after dumping Norway out of the tournament in thrilling fashion.

    More on that in a moment, as well as the rest of the day's breaking sports news, as we begin another edition of Sportsday.

    First, though, a gander at the morning papers.