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Summary

  1. Under-20 World Cup semi-final: England 3-1 Italy
  2. England to play Venezuela in Sunday's final (11:00 BST)
  3. Craig Shakespeare to be named permanent Leicester boss
  4. #bbcsportsday

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By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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  2. Rochdale midfielder on his second cancer diagnosis

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    Video caption: Rochdale's Joe Thompson on his battle with cancer

    Rochdale midfielder Joe Thompson has already fought off cancer once but is now battling the disease a second time.

    Thompson overcame nodular sclerosing Hodgkin lymphoma after a six-month course of chemotherapy while at Tranmere in 2014, but the illness returned and he was forced to stop playing football in March.

    This week, Thompson, 28, was admitted to Christie's Hospital in Manchester for further chemotherapy and stem cell replacement.

    Days earlier, Joe and his wife Chantelle spoke to BBC Sport's Simon Stone.

    Watch the interview.

  3. Golden State increase advantage

    NBA

    Golden State Warriors took a 3-0 lead over defending champions Cleveland Cavaliers with a 118-113 victory in the best-of-seven NBA Finals.

    Kevin Durant scored 31 points for the Warriors, who have the opportunity on Friday to become the first team to go unbeaten en route to a title.

    Cleveland led by six points with three minutes to play but Durant led an impressive 11-0 run to secure the win.

    No team has come from 3-0 down to win an NBA play-off series in 126 attempts.

    Read more here.

  4. Middlesex batsman suffers torn calf muscle

    Adam Voges

    Middlesex batsman Adam Voges will be out until August after suffering a torn calf muscle in his right leg.

    Voges was forced to retire hurt on 86 after suffering the injury while batting during the County Championship draw with Somerset on 4 June.

    Middlesex hope to have the Australian back for their T20 Blast game against Hampshire at Lord's on 3 August.

    The 37-year-old has scored 230 runs in four first-class games this season at an average of 57.50.

    Read more here.

  5. BreakingShakespeare set for permanent position

    Leicester City

    Craig Shakespeare

    BBC Radio Leicester: A deal to confirm Craig Shakespeare as the permanent manager of Leicester City is almost complete. The club are expected to make an announcement later today.

  6. Kokkinakis faces legal action over nickname

    Tennis

    Thanasi Kokkinakis

    Thanasi Kokkinakis has got himself into a bit of bother with cereal company Kellogg's. The reason will become clear when I tell you that the 21-year-old Australian's nickname is Special K.

    Kellogg's has initiated court proceedings to defend the Special K trademark which it has owned in Australia for 59 years.

    Kokkinakis, 21, wants to use the brand on clothing and other merchandise, according to The Advertiser newspaper.

    A hearing in Adelaide at the Federal Court of Australia sent the case to a mediation conference in August.

  7. Matsuyama to play at Irish Open

    Hideki Matsuyama

    Hideki Matsuyama is the latest top-10 golfer to confirm he will compete at the Irish Open from 6-9 July.

    The Japanese star will join Justin Rose, Jon Rahm, Danny Willett and Rory McIlroy in the field at Portstewart.

    The world number four has been in superb form over the past 12 months with three wins on the PGA Tour, including the WGC-HSBC Champions.

    This year's Irish Open is one of the eight tournaments on the European Tour's lucrative new Rolex Series.

  8. Chester sign midfielder from Barrow

    Paul Turnbull

    Chester have signed Paul Turnbull on a two-year contract from Barrow.

    Turnbull, 28, made 31 appearances in the National League for Barrow last season, but turned down a new contract.

    The midfielder previously played for Stockport County, Northampton Town, Lincoln City and Macclesfield Town before joining Barrow in June 2016.

    He becomes manager Jon McCarthy's sixth summer signing following the arrivals of Harry White, Nyal Bell, Andy Halls, Ross Hannah and John McCombe.

  9. Post update

    England U20 3-1 Italy U20

  10. Happy Birthday

    Tennis

    Lindsay Davenport (tennis) - The three-time grand slam singles champion and Olympic gold medallist, born 1976, turns 41 today.

    Nadia Petrova (tennis) - The two-time French Open semi-finalist from Russia, born 1982, is 35 today.

    Kim Clijsters (tennis) - The former US Open and Australian Open champion, born 1983, is celebrating her 34th birthday.

    Kim Clijsters
  11. Close season thrills Neville

    Netball

    Expanding Superleague has made it "much more competitive" as the top four teams challenge for the title this weekend, says England head coach Tracey Neville.

    The top division of British netball was expanded to 10 teams for this season, with Loughborough Lightning, Team Bath, Wasps and Manchester Thunder reaching the play-offs.

    "This has been one of the closest seasons in recent years," said Neville.

    "Our league is getting better and becoming higher quality."

  12. Pick Van Dijk?

    Southampton

    Where are you off to Virgil?

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    Steven Williams: Get in there! The young Lions level and this lad Solanke looks a snip at £3m for LFC. Unlucky Chelsea.

  14. Portsmouth left-back signs new contract

    Brandon Haunstrup

    Portsmouth left-back Brandon Haunstrup has signed a new one-year deal, with an option for a further year.

    Haunstrup made only one appearance for the newly-promoted League One side last season, starting in the 2-2 EFL Trophy draw with Reading Under-21s in October.

    The 20-year-old joined Sutton on loan in October, featuring in three National League games.

    "Hopefully this will be the year when I get the chance to cement a place in the first team," he told the club website.

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    England U20 2-1 Italy U20

    Simon Adepetun: We have talked about our youngsters playing the English way & its definitely working

  16. BreakingIbrahimovic set to leave Man Utd

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    BBC Sport

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Manchester United are not expected to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract when his current one expires on 30 June.

    The Premier League's retained list is due to be released tomorrow.

    If United have asked Ibrahmovic to stay at Old Trafford, it will be documented.

    However, as the 35-year-old is months away from being able to play again after rupturing his knee ligaments in April, such a scenario is thought to be unlikely.

    Ibrahimovic agreed a one-year deal, with an option for second season, last summer.

    However, the option had not been triggered by the time the Swede suffered his season-ending injury and now there appears little point in United offering him a lucrative contract, knowing he would not be able to play for a significant proportion of it.

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    England u20

    Neil McManus: Nice to see our youth starting consistently doing well at youth level. Our system has improved. Now we just need them in first teams

    D. Ho: They were fabulous in the second half! Let's just swap the senior team man for man for these lads!

    Paul Lee: Cracking little team, they showed exactly how an England team should play, all the best for the final, you deserve it !!