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EFL: Millwall host Bristol City; Luton, Barnsley & Bury could be promoted

TUE 30 Apr 2019ChampionshipMillwall0Bristol City034 minsRelated Video and AudioGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryChampionship: Bristol City start game at Millwall four points behind sixth-placed DerbyLeague One: If Portsmouth lose and Sunderland fail to win, Luton and…

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EFL: Millwall host Bristol City; Luton, Barnsley & Bury could be promoted

TUE 30 Apr 2019ChampionshipMillwall0Bristol City034 minsRelated Video and AudioGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryChampionship: Bristol City start game at Millwall four points behind sixth-placed DerbyLeague One: If Portsmouth lose and Sunderland fail to win, Luton and Barnsley will be promotedLeague Two: Bury will be promoted if they avoid defeat at TranmereGet involved via #bbcefl on social mediaLive ReportingBy Tom GarryAll times stated are UKPosted at 19:1719:17GOAL: Fleetwood 0-1 SunderlandLee Cattermole (29 mins)Posted at 19:1519:15SUBSTITUTION (Bristol City)Millwall 0-0 Bristol CityBristol City’s Jack Hunt has had to go off because off an injury. It seems like it might be his Achilles.As Hunt goes off, on comes Eros Pisano at full-back.Posted at 19:1419:14GOAL: Portsmouth 0-2 PeterboroughIvan Toney (26 mins)It’s all going wrong for Portsmouth, but it’s all going right for Peterborough, Luton and Barnsley!Marcus Maddison’s corner is headed in by Ivan Toney and Peterbrough double their lead. He leapt like a salmon!Pompey really must win if they want to have any realistic hope of automatic promotion.Posted at 19:1319:13Post updateFleetwood 0-0 SunderlandIt’s still goalless in Lancashire, where Will Grigg has gone closest for the visitors, striking the bar from the edge of the box a short while ago.Posted at 19:1119:11Post updateTranmere 1-0 Bury; Newport 0-0 OldhamBury have responded pretty well to going a goal behind, and Dominic Telford has just come close to an equaliser but struck his effort just wide of the post.In tonight’s other League Two game, it remains 0-0 at Rodney Parade.Posted at 19:0819:08Post updateMillwall 0-0 Bristol CityGetty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesMeanwhile, things haven’t really got going yet at the Den, where Bristol City are being patient, playing the ball around slowly and controlling possession.Posted at 19:0619:06Post updatePortsmouth 0-1 Peterborough; Fleetwood 0-0 SunderlandSo – as things stand, with these two scorelines – Luton and Barnsley are going up!But there’s a long way to go yet tonight…Posted at 19:0519:05Post updatePortsmouth 0-1 PeterboroughThat goal for The Posh came totally against the run of play but it’s the kind of dangerous counter-attacking football that could be extremely effective in the play-offs, if they could sneak in to the top six on Saturday.Posted at 19:0119:01GOAL: Portsmouth 0-1 PeterboroughLee Tomlin (13 mins)Luton and Barnsley fans will be cheering this goal – Portsmouth are behind!Lee Tomlin sweeps home Marcus Maddison’s cross and Peterborough have their perfect start, as they continue to battle for sixth spot.Posted at 18:5718:57GOAL: Tranmere 1-0 BuryJames Norwood (11 mins)PACopyright: PAThis wasn’t in the script as far as Bury are concerned.The Shakers need just a draw to seal promotion tonight, but they trail at Prenton Park after James Norwood’s header from a corner is scrambled in.Tranmere could actually keep their own automatic promotion aspirations alive with victory – as things now stand, they are just one point behind Mansfield and MK Dons above them.Posted at 18:5618:56As ever, you can have your say on any of tonight’s action via #bbcefl on Twitter.Who are you hoping will win tonight?Posted at 18:5518:55Post updateMillwall 0-0 Bristol CityThere haven’t been any clear-cut chances to tell you about at the Den yet.I’m sure Derby and Middlesbrough fans will be cheering Millwall on from afar tonight.Posted at 18:5318:53Post updatePortsmouth 0-0 PeterboroughThere’s a cracking atmosphere at Fratton Park, where the home fans know exactly how important this game is for their team.A win would take the hosts to within a point of the top two, ahead of Saturday’s final round of games…Posted at 18:5118:51Post updateFleetwood 0-0 SunderlandGetty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesThe Blacks Cats, who are fourth in League One, know they must win at Fleetwood tonight or their top-two chances will end.And Sunderland could do with improving their goal-difference too, if they’re to have any hope of leapfrogging Luton or Barnsley.However, it’s the Cod Army who have started on the front foot in Lancashire.Posted at 18:4718:47Post updateMillwall 0-0 Bristol CityTo remind you, it really is win or bust tonight for Bristol City, as far as their play-off hopes go.Posted at 18:4618:46KICK-OFFMillwall 0-0 Bristol CityIn London, the hosts get tonight’s Championship game going.Posted at 18:4418:44Post updateIt’s almost time for kick-off at Millwall, Fleetwood, Peterborough, Newport and Tranmere.All five of tonight’s games have something riding on them towards the top of the divisions.A night of drama awaits us… Let’s do this!Posted at 18:4218:42Bolton takeover rests on EFL meetingBolton have said Laurence Bassini’s takeover will be off if the English Football League is not satisfied with his funding proposal on Tuesday.Bassini is set to meet EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey as he waits for them to approve his deal for Wanderers.You can read more here.Posted at 18:4018:40Premier League ‘a dream’ for NorwoodGetty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesSheffield United midfielder Oliver Norwood is hopeful of getting his chance in the Premier League next season after winning a third successive promotion to the top flight.Norwood was in the Brighton team that went up in 2017, before helping Fulham win the play-off final last season.However, the 28-year-old did not appear in the Premier League for either side.See what the Blade had to say to BBC Radio 5 live here.Posted at 18:3718:37Leeds striker Bamford charged by FAIn case you missed it, Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford faces a potential two-game ban after the FA charged him with simulation in Sunday’s extraordinary draw with Aston Villa.Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi’s sending off from the same game has now been rescinded.You can read more here.Match StatsHome TeamMillwallAway TeamBristol CityPossessionHome38%Away62%ShotsHome1Away5Shots on 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NFL game postponed over Covid-19 cases

Tennessee Titans’ long snapper Beau Brinkley (left) and defensive tackle DaQuan Jones (right) have been put on the reserve/Covid-19 listThe NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday has been postponed because of Covid-19 cases.The game will be rescheduled for Monday or Tuesday after the outbreak among Titans players and staff.On Tuesday,…

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Tennessee Titans’ long snapper Beau Brinkley (left) and defensive tackle DaQuan Jones (right) have been put on the reserve/Covid-19 listThe NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday has been postponed because of Covid-19 cases.The game will be rescheduled for Monday or Tuesday after the outbreak among Titans players and staff.On Tuesday, defensive tackle DaQuan Jones, long snapper Beau Brinkley and practice squad tight end Tommy Hudson were put on the reserve/Covid-19 list.The NFL has since shut down the team facility.According to the NFL network, a fourth player also returned a positive test on Wednesday.The Titans played the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis last Sunday.The Vikings’ facility was also closed on Tuesday and Wednesday and it is unclear whether their scheduled game with the Houston Texans will take place on Sunday.
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Pliskova survives scare at French Open

Karolina Pliskova reached the Italian Open final earlier in SeptemberCzech second seed Karolina Pliskova came from a set down to avoid an upset against Egyptian qualifier Mayar Sherif in the French Open first round.World number four Pliskova, 28, had eight set points in the opener, before losing to Sherif – ranked 172nd in the world…

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Karolina Pliskova reached the Italian Open final earlier in SeptemberCzech second seed Karolina Pliskova came from a set down to avoid an upset against Egyptian qualifier Mayar Sherif in the French Open first round.World number four Pliskova, 28, had eight set points in the opener, before losing to Sherif – ranked 172nd in the world – in a tie-break.The 2017 semi-finalist wrapped up a quick second set against the 24-year-old after winning four games in a row.Pliskova came through a tense decider to claim a 6-7 (9-11) 6-2 6-4 victory.”It was super tough,” she said. “Especially after losing the first set after having set points.”She played a great game, especially in these conditions.”Sherif kept up an impressive level throughout and the pair exchanged breaks at the start of the second set.But Pliskova then won four games in a row, eventually holding serve to level things.The Czech was made to work much harder for the final set as she failed to convert five break points before winning the sixth to go 4-3 up.She held serve and wrapped up the match after two hours and 15 minutes with an ace down the middle.Pliskova, who has never won a Grand Slam, will face Latvian world number 43 Jelena Ostapenko in the second round.Live scores, results and order of playAlerts: Get tennis news sent to your phone
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Williams overcomes slow start to win

Serena Williams is a three-time champion at Roland Garros, having won the 2002, 2013 and 2015 titlesSerena Williams began her quest for a 24th Grand Slam title with a hard-fought win over fellow American Kristie Ahn in the French Open first round.Sixth seed Williams, who turned 39 on Saturday, overcame a rusty start to win…

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Serena Williams is a three-time champion at Roland Garros, having won the 2002, 2013 and 2015 titlesSerena Williams began her quest for a 24th Grand Slam title with a hard-fought win over fellow American Kristie Ahn in the French Open first round.Sixth seed Williams, who turned 39 on Saturday, overcame a rusty start to win 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 in Paris.Once she came through a 74-minute opener, Williams began to play with more belief and clarity as she swept Ahn aside in a one-sided second set.Williams will play Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round.Pironkova, 33, was handed a wildcard by Roland Garros after a memorable run to the US Open quarter-finals – where she lost to Williams – in her first tournament since 2017 after giving birth.More to follow.Live scores, results and order of playAlerts: Get tennis news sent to your phone
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