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  1. Goodbye!

    That is that for Sportsday.

    Make sure you tune into BBC Radio 5 live later for Newcastle v Preston North End in the Championship. A win for the Magpies would see them return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

    We will be back on Tuesday at 08:00 BST.

  2. Magpies could seal promotion

    Newcastle v Preston (19:45 BST)

  3. On this day...


    In 1992 Tottenham's Gary Lineker received the Football Writers' Player of the Year award for the second time. He first won it in 1986, while at Everton.

    Gary Lineker
  4. On this day...


    In 2013 Liverpool forward Luis Suarez was given a 10-game ban by the Football Association after biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic.

    Luis Suarez biting into the arm of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic
  5. Magpies are winless in three league games

    Newcastle v Preston (19:45 BST)

    Match facts

    • Newcastle have won each of their last five league games against Preston; their longest winning run against the Lilywhites.
    • Preston are winless in five league visits to face Newcastle, losing four of those games (D1).
    • The Magpies have lost two of their last 31 home league games played on Mondays (W17 D12).
    • Preston winger Aiden McGeady has scored five goals from outside the box in the Championship this season, more than any other player.
    • Newcastle are winless in three league games (D1 L2) - they haven't gone four without a victory since Rafael Benitez's first four games in charge last April.
    • Preston have conceded exactly three goals in each of their last three league games (L3) - prior to this, they'd conceded three goals in just three of their last 58 games.
  6. 'Newcastle's squad is not strong enough for the Premier League'

    Newcastle v Preston (19:45 BST)

    Newcastle United

    Former Newcastle winger Chris Waddle on BBC Radio 5 live: It's not easy to drop to the Championship - every game has been very difficult for them, as Aston Villa discovered. Newcastle have been up there all season - they are a Premier League side support-wise. It's important they get a result against Preston. This squad is not strong enough to compete in the Premier League.

  7. Sotherton set for Olympic bronze

    Kelly Sotherton (left)
    Image caption: Kelly Sotherton (left) with Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill

    Briton Kelly Sotherton is set to be given a third Olympic gold medal after Russian Olympic heptathlete Tatiana Chernova was stripped of her 2008 Beijing Games bronze medal on Monday after she tested positive to banned substances in re-tests of her sample.

    Chernova initially finished fourth in Beijing but was upgraded to bronze after Ukraine's Liudmyla Blonska tested positive in 2008.  

    Sotherton, originally fifth, is now in line to be promoted to the bronze medal position. 

  8. 'Taking the plunge and seeing what they can do'


    It wasn't just the 26.2-mile races going on in London yesterday.

    The London Mini Marathon was the starting point for the likes of Sir Mo Farah and David Weir.

    Great Britain long jumper Jazmin Sawyers reports on what went on......

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    Video caption: Sawyers reports on Mini London Marathon
  9. BreakingBlades in for Evans

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Ched Evans

    Sheffield United are attempting to re-sign striker Ched Evans from Chesterfield.

    BBC Radio Sheffield understands a fee in the region of £500,000 has been agreed between the clubs.

    Evans last played for the Blades in 2012 before a rape conviction saw him serve two and a half years in prison.

    That conviction was subsequently quashed, and following a re-trial last October Evans was found not guilty.

    The 28-year-old is due to undergo a medical with the League One Champions later this week.

  10. Grayson expects Preston to test Magpies

    Newcastle v Preston (19:45 BST)

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  11. Waddle on Newcastle - coming up

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Chris Waddle

    Former Newcastle United winger Chris Waddle will talk about Newcastle’s potential promotion to the Premier League at about 16:15 BST.

  12. Van Dijk on the mend


    He's been out with an ankle injury since February but Virgil van Dijk has stepped up his rehab as demonstrated in this Instagram vid.

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    Reports this week suggested that the 25-year-old defender is a Chelsea transfer target.

  13. No to Nastase?

    Ilie Nastase

    Having endeared himself to the Great Britain Fed Cup team (he didn't), The Times is reporting that Ilie Nastase will not be invited to the Royal Box at Wimbledon this year.

    This follows the Romania captain's suspension by the International Tennis Federation over the incident that left Johanna Konta in tears on Saturday.

    In Konta's Fed Cup match against Sorana Cirstea, Nastase was sent off after swearing at the umpire and abusing Konta and her captain Anne Keothavong.

    He was later banned from the tie and escorted away from the venue in Constanta on the Black Sea coast.

  14. Pocognoli shock at ex team-mate death

    Czech footballer Frantisek Rajtoral has died at the age of 31 in an apparent suicide.

    Rajtoral played 14 times for his country and was part of the squad that reached the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.

    The defender joined Turkish top-flight club Gaziantepspor in 2016, having spent seven years with Viktoria Plzen, where he won the Czech league twice.

    The Czech Football Association expressed its "deepest condolences to all his relatives".

    Brighton's on-loan defender Sebastien Pocognoli played with Rajtoral when they were both at German club Hannover.

    Read more here.

  15. Alonso at Indy 500 is no joke

    Fernando Alonso was in America at the weekend to check out an Indycar race ahead of his participation in the Indy 500 next month.

    It appears he made McLaren CEO Zak Brown carry his bags...

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  16. Doubles?

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    Ready for an adorable message from Serena Williams? Here it goes...

    My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had.

    You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can't wait to meet you. I can't wait for you to join the players box next year.

    But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you.... once again today. On@alexisohanian bday. 

    From the world's oldest number one to the world's youngest number one. 

    Your Mommy

  17. Ballance marches on



    Gary Ballance reaches 150 off 336 balls as Yorkshire stretch their lead to over 100 against Hampshire in the County Championship.

    Hampshire have been in the field since just before 4.00pm on Saturday.

    All the latest from the County Championship here.

  18. Hearn quits as honorary president


    Barry Hearn has quit as Leyton Orient's honorary life president in protest at the club's failure to meet last month's payroll. 

    Hearn's announcement follows calls by the League Two club's players and staff for the game's authorities to intervene "without delay" as chairman Francesco Becchetti and his directors appear to be in hiding. 

    The O's are in turmoil on and off the field as relegation from the Football League was confirmed on Saturday and former owner Hearn has severed all ties with the London club. 

    "Not leaving a sinking ship. More leaving an owner who doesn't play by my rules," Hearn wrote on Twitter.

    Read more here.

  19. Selby & Hawkins through



    Defending champion Mark Selby beat Xiao Guodong 13-6 to reach the World Championship quarter-finals. The world number one, who led 10-6 overnight, rattled off breaks of 101, 73 and 60 to see off his Chinese foe.

    England's Selby told BBC Sport: "To win the first frame and get settled - and to do it with a century - was great."

    Barry Hawkins, runner-up in 2013, was also a 13-6 winner, beating former champion Graeme Dott to secure his place in the last eight.

    Keep up to date with all the latest from the World Championship here.

  20. Evans triumphs on clay

    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent

    Dan Evans has won his first ever clay court match on the ATP Tour.

    He beat Thiago Monteiro of Brazil 7-2 in a deciding set tiebreak in Barcelona. His only two previous wins on the surface at tour level came in Davis Cup dead rubbers.

    In the second round, Evans will play Mischa Zverev, who beat Andy Murray at this year's Australian Open.