Hodgson set to be England manager

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Roy Hodgson is expected to be presented as England manager at a news conference at 1600 BST on Tuesday.

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BBC pundits on the Manchester derby

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm

‘City deserved to win but the title is still in the balance’

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VIDEO: Motty on Hodgson’s prospects

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11:05 pm

BBC football commentator John Motson says Roy Hodgson may not be the popular choice for the England manager’s job, but if he can get his team to perform at Euro 2012 he will be “flavour of the month”.

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VIDEO: Reality ‘quickly sunk in’ for Kompany

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Manchester City goalscorer Vincent Komany says reality quickly sunk in after their 1-0 win over Manchester United, describing their remaining two games in this season’s Premier League as the “most important games of our lives”.

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Lawro’s Premier League predictions

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 10:22 pm

BBC Sport pundit goes head-to-head with former England rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward

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VIDEO: ‘No complaints’ from Ferguson

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says his side did not do enough to earn anything out of the game in a 1-0 defeat by rivals Manchester City.

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VIDEO: City win changes nothing – Mancini

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says the 1-0 victory over Manchester United that takes his side top of the Premier league table on goal difference “changes nothing” in the race for the title as their rivals have “two easy games” remaining.

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Man City 1-0 Man Utd

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Manchester City reclaim control of the Premier League title race with a 1-0 victory over rivals Manchester United.

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Hull City quiet on Barmby rumours

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Hull City refuse to comment on rumours suggesting that manager Nick Barmby has been suspended, but Adam Pearson leaves the club.

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Reid signs new Baggies contract

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm

West Bromwich Albion right-back Steven Reid signs a new two-year deal to keep him at The Hawthorns until 2014.

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Reid signs new Baggies contract

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm

West Bromwich Albion right-back Steven Reid signs a new two-year deal to keep him at The Hawthorns until 2014.

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Doncaster explains SPL vote delay

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 6:35 pm

SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster says delaying a vote on financial fair play may see developments at Rangers.

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Petition fights Evans team honour

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm

An online petition is launched to remove Wales and Sheffield United striker Ched Evans from a team of the year honours list after his rape conviction.

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Petition fights Evans team honour

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm

An online petition is launched to remove Wales and Sheffield United striker Ched Evans from a team of the year honours list after his rape conviction.

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Betty voted Worcester’s top man

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Worcester back row forward Sam Betty is voted the Warriors fans’ Player of the Year.

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VIDEO: Hodgson receives England backing

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Former Blackburn defender Colin Hendry, who was managed by Roy Hodgson at Ewood Park, Bolton boss Owen Coyle and former Liverpool midfielder John Barnes are among those to give their views on Roy Hodgson’s England credentials.

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Lewis leaves Posh, McCann listed

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Peterborough United transfer list Grant McCann and seven other players, while keeper Joe Lewis is released.

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Ukraine hit by widening boycott

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Several European leaders cancel visits to Ukraine amid growing concern over alleged mistreatment of the jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.

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D’Arcy in two-year Leinster deal

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Gordon D’Arcy is among 18 Leinster players to sign new contracts as the Heineken Cup finalists bring in two forwards.

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Arsenal ‘reliant’ on Van Persie

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his side are relying on goals from striker Robin van Persie in the season’s final stages.

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Simpson gives warning to Magpies

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Newcastle United defender Danny Simpson calls on the club not to let their Champions League hopes slip away after Saturday’s 4-0 defeat by Wigan.

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Arsenal agree deal for Podolski

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Arsenal will sign German international Lukas Podolski from Cologne this summer, his current club confirm.

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I wish Hodgson well says Redknapp

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Harry Redknapp wishes Roy Hodgson well after the FA approaches the West Brom manager to coach England.

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VIDEO: Redknapp wishes Hodgson luck

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp wishes Roy Hodgson “all the best” during an impromptu news conference from his car window.

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Barbarians invite fly-half Jones

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Veteran fly-half Stephen Jones is poised to face Wales for the Barbarians in June at the Millennium Stadium.

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Boro can keep stars, says Mowbray

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11:41 am

Manager Tony Mowbray will not be forced to sell the club’s star players despite failing to reach the Championship play-offs.

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Hearts coach hails exiting Black

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11:35 am

First-team coach Gary Locke pays tribute to midfielder Ian Black, who will be leaving Hearts in the summer.

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Boss Horton departs Macclesfield

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11:20 am

Brian Horton leaves his position as manager of Macclesfield Town following their relegation from the Football League.

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VIDEO: Hodgson vs Redknapp

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11:08 am

BBC Sport’s Patrick Gearey looks at Roy Hodgson’s credentials as the West Brom manager prepares to be interviewed for the England manager’s job.

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Hodgson’s route to England talks

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11:05 am

The timeline of how Roy Hodgson’s career has unfolded on the way to him beginning talks for the England manager’s job.

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England’s former football managers

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 10:23 am

As West Brom coach Roy Hodgson talks to the FA about becoming the England manager, see some of the country’s former managers.

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Probation for assault footballer

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 10:00 am

Scotland and Blackburn striker David Goodwillie is handed a 12-month probation order for assaulting a man in Glasgow city centre.

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Revised Blue Knights bid for Gers

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 9:35 am

Paul Murray’s Blue Knights consortium submit a revised offer for Rangers, with help from Brian Kennedy.

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VIDEO: Hodgson talks England job last Friday

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 9:23 am

Roy Hodgson tells BBC Sport’s Pat Murphy on Friday “I don’t know any more about what the FA’s plans are than anybody else” and says he will be as interested as any other football fan to find out who the next England manager will be.

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Portsmouth boss set for fire sale

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 9:05 am

Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton says he is prepared for a fire sale at Fratton Park as the club looks to trim its wage bill.

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Cipriani departs Melbourne early

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:57 am

Fly-half Danny Cipriani, who signed a three-year deal with Sale in March, is to leave Australian side Melbourne Rebels early.

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VIDEO: West Ham 2-1 Hull

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:53 am

Carlton Cole scores a brace as West Ham defeat Hull but it is not enough to secure automatic promotion for the Hammers.

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VIDEO: West Ham 2-1 Hull

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:53 am

Carlton Cole scores a brace as West Ham defeat Hull but it is not enough to secure automatic promotion for the Hammers.

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VIDEO: Southampton 4-0 Coventry

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:48 am

Southampton hammer four past relegated Coventry to guarantee a return to the Premier League.

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VIDEO: Southampton 4-0 Coventry

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:48 am

Southampton hammer four past relegated Coventry to guarantee a return to the Premier League.

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VIDEO: Crystal Palace 1-2 Cardiff

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:35 am

Goals from Whittingham and Cowie help Cardiff to come from behind against Crystal Palace and secure their spot in the play-offs.

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VIDEO: Crystal Palace 1-2 Cardiff

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:35 am

Goals from Whittingham and Cowie help Cardiff to come from behind against Crystal Palace and secure their spot in the play-offs.

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Saints boss plans long-term stay

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:26 am

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins says he intends to be at the club for a “very long time” and quashes any doubts about his future at St Mary’s.

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Tevez wants Manchester City stay

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:21 am

Carlos Tevez wants to stay with Manchester City and insists he has resolved his problems with manager Roberto Mancini.

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VIDEO: Wycombe 3-4 Notts County

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

Alan Judge scores a dramatic late winner to boost Notts County’s play-off chances and relegate Wycombe from League One (UK users only).

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VIDEO: Wycombe 3-4 Notts County

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

Alan Judge scores a dramatic late winner to boost Notts County’s play-off chances and relegate Wycombe from League One (UK users only).

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VIDEO: Summerbee and Docherty on derby

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 7:04 am

Manchester club legends Mike Summerbee and Tommy Docherty discuss Monday’s potentially title-deciding derby between City and United.

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VIDEO: Man Utd’s Evans: Red card ‘worst feeling’

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 6:49 am

Ahead of Monday’s big Manchester derby showdown, United defender Jonny Evans recalls his red card in his side’s 6-1 defeat by City earlier this season.

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Pressure is on West Ham – Cowie

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 6:26 am

Cardiff City midfielder Don Cowie says West Ham United will be under greater pressure when they clash in the Championship play-offs.

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Foes reunited for derby showdown

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 6:10 am

Former Man City star Mike Summerbee and ex-Man United boss Tommy Docherty debate the city’s biggest derby in living memory

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City & United face crucial derby

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 6:10 am

Manchester City and Manchester United know Monday’s derby is likely to have a major influence on the destiny of the title.

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VIDEO: MOTD 3 – Manchester derby

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 5:24 am

Stoke manager Tony Pulis joins Mark Lawrenson, Dion Dublin and Colin Murray on Match of the Day 3 to discuss Monday’s derby between Manchester United and Manchester City, while also picking their end of season winners and losers.

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VIDEO: Pulis & MOTD2 pundits on Hodgson

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Stoke manager Tony Pulis and Match of the Day 2 pundits Mark Lawrenson and Dion Dublin give their views on the Football Association’s decision to talk to West Brom boss Roy Hodgson about the vacant England manager’s position. Available to UK users only.

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VIDEO: League One in 90 seconds

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Watch the pick of this weekend’s League One action as Sheffield Wednesday keep their automatic promotion hopes alive and Notts County reach the play-offs while relegating Wycombe.

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VIDEO: League Two in 90 seconds

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Watch the best of the this weekend’s League Two action as Swindon clinch the title with a 5-0 win over Port Vale.

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VIDEO: Championship in 90 seconds

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 10:59 pm

The best of the action from Saturday’s Championship games as Southampton secure the second automatic promotion spot and Cardiff clinch their place in the play-offs.

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Garth Crooks’s team of the week

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Do you agree with our football expert’s side this week?

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VIDEO: Highlights – St Mirren 1-0 Hibernian

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Hibernian drop vital points in their bid to avoid relegation from the SPL in a tight affair at St Mirren Park. BBC Scotland’s Paul Mitchell describes the action (UK only).

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VIDEO: Highlights – Celtic 3-0 Rangers

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 9:46 pm

SPL champions Celtic win comfortably over Glasgow rivals Rangers in the last Old Firm game of the season. BBC Scotland’s Liam McLeod describes the action (UK only).

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VIDEO: Hodgson second choice – Lawrenson

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson says he believes Roy Hodgson is the Football Association’s second choice for the England manager’s job.

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England job would delight Hodgson

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Roy Hodgson recently spoke exclusively to BBC Sport about succeeding Fabio Capello.

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Fresh offer for shares in Queens

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Media Pro Sports makes a second attempt to buy Queen of the South chairman David Rae’s shares.

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VIDEO: Mancini makes Man Utd title favourites

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini describes Manchester United as the best team in the Premier League and says Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have “incredible spirit”.

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Redknapp predicting tense finale

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes the battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League will go down to the wire.

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Redknapp predicting tense finale

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes the battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League will go down to the wire.

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VIDEO: Cup ‘be all and end all’ for Best

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Ulster’s Rory Best says a Heineken Cup final win over Leinster on 19 May would be the highlight of his career.

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Schmidt praises Leinster defence

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Leinster coach Joe Schmidt praises his side for defying a late Clermont onslaught to qualify for a third Heineken Cup final in four years.

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Fenlon questions penalty denial

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Pat Fenlon thinks Hibs were denied a penalty in a 1-0 defeat by St Mirren because of Leigh Griffiths’ reputation.

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VIDEO: The road to Monday’s title showdown

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 6:28 pm

BBC Sport looks back at how momentum in the Premier League title race has shifted between Manchester rivals City and United ahead of Monday’s hugely-anticipated derby clash.

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VIDEO: Blackburn still have belief – Kean

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Blackburn manager Steve Kean admits his team did not give “decent service” to his strikers and says it was difficult to get into opposition territory during the 2-0 defeat by Tottenham.

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Kean insists Rovers can survive

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Manager Steve Kean says Blackburn can avoid relegation from the Premier League, despite losing 2-0 at Tottenham.

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VIDEO: Walker goal takes Redknapp by surprise

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits he thought Kyle Walker had “no chance” of scoring from the free-kick which sealed a 2-0 victory for the home side over Blackburn.

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Lennon sympathy for Gers’ McCoist

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Neil Lennon has sympathy for Rangers manager Ally McCoist after an “emphatic” 3-0 Old Firm derby win for Celtic.

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Sunderland lift Women’s PL title

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Sunderland boss Mick Mulhern praises his players after they win the Women’s Premier League title for a second successive season.

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McCoist’s liquidation fear grows

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 5:36 pm

After a 3-0 defeat by Celtic, Ally McCoist admits the liquidation of Rangers is an ever more likely prospect.

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Tottenham 2-0 Blackburn

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Tottenham move back into fourth place in the Premier League as they beat a poor Blackburn side 2-0 at White Hart Lane.

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Torres enjoying playing once more

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Resurgent Chelsea striker Fernando Torres says he is enjoying his football after scoring four goals in his last two games.

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Hughes hopes loss ‘not critical’

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 4:27 pm

QPR boss Mark Hughes hopes the “damage isn’t critical” after his side’s survival hopes are dented by a 6-1 loss at Chelsea.

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Rooney tops shirt sales figures

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Wayne Rooney becomes the top-selling name on the back of Premier League replica shirts

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St Mirren 1-0 Hibernian

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Hibernian are left deep in Scottish Premier League relegation trouble after Kenny McLean’s winner for St Mirren.

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Clermont Auvergne 15-19 Leinster

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Holders Leinster stay on course for their third Heineken Cup success in four years by beating Clermont Auvergne.

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VIDEO: Chelsea’s energy surprises Di Matteo

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo describes his team’s performance during the 6-1 win over QPR as “very good” and says his players’ “energy, drive and motivation” following the Champions League victory over Barcelona surprised him.

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VIDEO: Torres in confident mood

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, who scored a hat-trick against QPR in his team’s 6-1 win over QPR, admits “things are getting better” for him and believes his four goals in two games are reward for hard work.

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VIDEO: Hughes demands QPR improvement

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 3:46 pm

QPR boss Mark Hughes says his team did not “navigate” the first 20 minutes of the London derby against Chelsea very well after they trailed 4-0 with just 25 minutes gone in a game they eventually lost 6-1.

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Hill, 13, closing on Accies debut

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Midfielder Mark Hill is close to a first-team breakthrough aged 13 after travelling with Hamilton Accies’ squad.

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Chelsea 6-1 QPR

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 2:47 pm

In-form striker Fernando Torres scores a hat-trick as ruthless Chelsea defeat relegation-threatened QPR 6-1.

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Humphreys hails Ulster progress

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Ulster director of rugby David Humphreys is surprised by the speed of progress after reaching the Heineken Cup final.

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Giggs prepared for biggest derby

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Ryan Giggs believes Monday’s Manchester derby is the “biggest in recent times”, with the winner taking the Premier League title.

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Celtic 3-0 Rangers

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Champions Celtic ease to a 3-0 victory over dispirited Rangers in a one-sided final Old Firm derby of the season.

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AUDIO: United can handle pressure – Giggs

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs tells BBC Radio Manchester the Red Devils can cope with the pressure of Monday’s derby.

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Cardiff boss backs knock-out nous

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay believes this season’s Carling Cup experience will serve them well in the Championship play-offs.

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Blues target Ports striker Tipton

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 11:15 am

Premiership champions Linfield are reported to have asked Portadown for permission to approach in-form Shamrock Park striker Matthew Tipton.

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Title over if we lose – Ferguson

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 10:11 am

Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester City are favourites to win the Premier League title if they win Monday’s derby.

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Edinburgh talent excites Bradley

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 9:08 am

Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley says his players have “a burning desire to win something” following their Heineken Cup exit.

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Redknapp admits Modric may leave

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 8:37 am

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says Luka Modric may leave White Hart Lane when the summer transfer window opens.

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Redknapp admits Modric may leave

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 8:37 am

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says Luka Modric may leave White Hart Lane when the transfer window opens.

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City ‘should stick with Mancini’

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 8:20 am

Roberto Mancini should be stay at Manchester City even if they fail to win the Premier League, says Andy Hinchcliffe.

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Hansen on the Manchester derby

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 7:41 am

“The key element to the match will be how United’s defence copes with City’s attack”

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Mancini trusts Balotelli in derby

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says he trusts Mario Balotelli to perform on Monday against Manchester United if selected.

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Dalglish salutes ‘special’ Suarez

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish praises Luis Suarez, who scores a hat-trick as the Reds win comfortably at Norwich.

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