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Summary

  1. Germany v France (20:00 BST)
  2. Liverpool accept £15m Ibe bid from Bournemouth
  3. Cavendish wins third 2016 Tour de France stage
  4. Wales Euro 2016 dream ended by Portugal
  5. Gary Ballance recalled to England Test squad
  6. GET INVOLVED #bbcsportsday

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By Kris Holland and Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. Farewell

    Germany v France (20:00 BST, BBC One)

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    That's it for Thursday's Sportsday. Who will be joining Portugal in Sunday's Euro 2016 final? We will know for sure in a few hours time. Don't forget you can follow Germany against France across the BBC. Enjoy. Until next time...

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  2. Roland-Jones: 'England was not on my radar'

    Cricket

    Toby Roland-Jones

    Middlesex pace bowler Toby Roland-Jones says he did not expect to receive a call up to the England squad.

    Earlier, Roland-Jones was a surprise inclusion the team to play the first Test against Pakistan at Lord's.

    Speaking on Sky Sports News, the 28-year-old added: "I didn't have it on my radar in the slightest. Without sounding too cliche it was an amazing surprise to have, I'll never forget it."

  3. History for Cavendish

    Tour de France

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    So, a third stage win on this year's Tour for Mark Cavendish and a 29th overall, takes him to outright second in the most stage wins in Tour history. 

    The Manxman is now one clear of Frenchman Bernard Hinault and five behind five-time Tour winner Eddy Merckx of Belgium. 

    Click here for all the reaction.

  4. BreakingCavendish wins another stage

    Tour de France

    Mark Cavendish wins sixth stage of the Tour de France and moves into second place all-time for stage wins at the event.

  5. Can Germany embarrass another host?

    Germany v France (20:00 BST, BBC One)

    The last time Germany played a host nation in a major tournament, they produced a result that shocked the world.

    Surely it won't be more of the same tonight?

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    Video caption: Highlights: Brazil 1-7 Germany
  6. 2.25m unsold tickets for Rio 2016

    Olympic Games

    Brazil's Sports Minister Leonardo Picciani has reportedly told journalists that 30% of the total tickets made available for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games remain unsold.

    Around seven and a half million tickets went on sale last March; but the quoted figure means around two and a quarter million remain on sale with just 29 days to go until the Olympics begin.

  7. Hot, hot, hot

    Germany v France (20:00 BST, BBC One)

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    Image caption: Germany fans on the beach at Marseille today
  8. Player fined for toilet threat

    Wimbledon 2016

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    A player who threatened to urinate in a ball can on court at Wimbledon, then staged a sit-in protest during a match, has been fined almost £7,000.

    Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas was punished for unsportsmanlike conduct after the two incidents in a doubles game. Partner Marcel Granollers was fined £5,800 for his part in the protest.

  9. Confident Germany

    Germany v France (20:00 BST, BBC One)

  10. Spurs to snub EFL Trophy invitation

    Football

    Tottenham Hotspur will decline an invitation to take part in the 2016-17 EFL Trophy, report Press Association Sport.

    Spurs were one of 16 clubs with Category One Academies which the EFL had invited to take part.

    Formerly known as the Football League Trophy, the competition will continue to involve clubs from League One and League Two.

  11. Half and half? You're having a scarf...

    Germany v France (20:00 BST, BBC One)

  12. Decisions for Deschamps

    Germany v France (20:00 BST, BBC One)

    Danny Murphy

    MOTD pundit and former England midfielder

    France boss Didier Deschamps has got some big decisions to make about who he is going to play in the Euro 2016 semi-final against Germany and how he is going to approach the match.

    It is no coincidence that Antoine Griezmann played so well in their 5-2 quarter-final win over Iceland because he was in his favoured position, behind the striker, rather than out wide on the right.

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    But to play Griezmann in the number 10 role, Deschamps will have to stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation he used against Iceland - rather than the 4-3-3 he had favoured previously in this tournament.

    To do that, he will have to leave out one of his holding midfielders - N'Golo Kante, who was suspended last time out, Paul Pogba or Blaise Matuidi.

  13. On the radio...

    Tour de France

    The peloton are up and over the last climb and in hot pursuit of leaders Jan Barta and  Yukiya Arashiro. You can also keep up to date with what's happening here. 

  14. 'Good for fans'

    Formula 1

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has been speaking for the first time since he and team-mate Nico Rosberg were warned they could be punished if they crash together again.

    During Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix, the pair collided while fighting for the lead on the final lap.

    Lewis Hamilton

    Speaking at Silverstone ahead of the British Grand Prix this weekend Hamilton said: "We're not going to change anything. No team orders, which is good for fans,"

    Asked if he 'fully understood' the potential consequences of another incident with Rosberg, he added: "I guess I should say yes."

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    Wales' display at Euro 2016 taught me...

    Daniel Osunbor: Cristiano Ronaldo can last longer in the air than England in any tournament.

    Bilal Parvez: That you can do great things in life if you believe.

    Daniele Accurso: Wales display has told me Leicester's title winning season is not a fluke. Hard work, passion and desire do beat talent in the end.

  16. Ready and waiting

    Germany v France (20:00 BST, BBC One)

    Wales may be out of Euro 2016, but the competition continues with 2014 World Cup winners Germany taking on host nation France in Marseille.

    Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteigerloves a pre-match tweet and he had this to say ahead of the second semi-final...

  17. BreakingAngelique Kerber beats Venus Williams

    Tennis

    Angelique Kerber beats Venus Williams 6-4 6-4 and will face Serena Williams in the Wimbledon women's singles final on Saturday.

  18. Bale the star; Ramsey the engine

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    Wales' display at Euro 2016 taught me...

    Steven Bletsoe: Gareth Bale is the super star but Aaron Ramsey is the engine that makes Wales tick.

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  19. Townsend included in Palace tour squad

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    Two of Crystal Palace's three summer signings have been included in the squad for the three game tour of the USA and Canada next week.

    Andros Townsend and James Tomkins are part of a 23-man squad while Mile Jedinak, Yannick Bolasie and Pape Souare head across the Atlantic following the Eagles’ opener against Philadelphia next Wednesday, having been given extra time off following their international excursions this summer.

  20. 'Gomez a big miss'

    Germany v France (20:00 BST, BBC One)

    Danny Murphy

    MOTD pundit and former England midfielder

    Germany changed their shape to play Italy, going with three centre-halves to match the Italians' formation.

    I would imagine they will go back to playing four across the back in Marseille, because the French play that way and Germany prefer it anyway.

    Mario Gomez
    Image caption: Mario Gomez was substituted shortly after helping Mesut Ozil score against Italy

    But, up front, Mario Gomez is a big miss. They have definitely been better at this tournament when he has been on the pitch because he is a physical presence and a focal point for them.

    Gomez is a big powerful striker and, when he plays, they do not have to play their way through - they can knock balls up to him and he can feed their runners into the box.