League Cup gets new sponsorship

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 11:03 pm

The League Cup will be known as the Capital One Cup from next season as the Football League agree a new four-year sponsorship deal.

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Terry handed three-match Uefa ban

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Chelsea’s John Terry will be suspended for the first two games of next season’s European campaign.

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Rangers players’ clauses kick in

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Rangers players will be available on cut-price deals from Friday under clauses in their contracts, as they revert to full pay.

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England fans stay away from Euros

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:15 pm

England are set for their lowest turnout at a tournament in decades after thousands of Euro 2012 tickets were returned to Uefa.

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Bulgaria U21 2-2 Scotland U21

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Scotland’s Under-21 side are denied a Euro 2013 qualifying victory by an injury-time goal in Bulgaria.

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Liverpool agree deal for Rodgers

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Liverpool agree a compensation package with Swansea to allow Brendan Rodgers to become the new manager at Anfield.

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Bramble cleared of sex assaults

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Sunderland footballer Titus Bramble is cleared of sex assaults on two women.

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Carroll hoping to grasp NI chance

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Goalkeeper Roy Carroll hopes to end six years in the international wilderness when Northern Ireland play the Netherlands.

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SFA will not appeal court ruling

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:56 pm

The Scottish FA will not challenge a Court of Session ruling which overturned a 12-month transfer ban imposed on Rangers.

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SFA will not contest court ruling

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:56 pm

The Scottish FA will not challenge a Court of Session ruling which overturned a 12-month transfer ban imposed on Rangers.

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Injured Lampard out of Euro 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Frank Lampard is ruled out of England’s campaign with a thigh injury and is set to be replaced by Jordan Henderson.

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Ukraine downplays football racism

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych denies that racist hooliganism will be a problem during this year’s Euro 2012 matches in his country.

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Rangers sanctions ‘meaningless’

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:55 pm

The 10-point penalty applied to Rangers for going into administration was “relatively meaningless”, the SPL chief executive says.

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Shane Williams Q&A

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm

The Wales record-breaking try-scorer looks back at his career

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VIDEO: Cardiff Blues v Glasgow Warriors

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Live coverage from BBC Alba with English language commentary as Cardiff Blues host Glasgow Warriors in the Pro12.

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ICT chair slams Gers over court

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Inverness CT chairman Kenny Cameron criticises Rangers for going to the Court of Session over transfer ban.

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Millar to sign on at Dundee Utd

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Mark Millar will join Dundee United on a three-year deal in June, when his contract at Falkirk comes to an end.

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England braced for Springboks battle

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm

“You can’t prepare for it, you have to feel it. It is fierce, it is brutal”

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Lukaku ‘felt no joy at Blues win’

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku feels no joy at their Champions League and FA Cup triumphs after not playing a significant part.

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Shane to face Wales in final bow

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Wales’ record try-scorer Shane Williams plays his final game before retirement against his country for the Barbarians.

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Welsh to contest promotion ruling

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 2:11 pm

London Welsh confirm they will appeal against the RFU decision that they are not eligible for promotion to the Premiership.

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Cockerill signs new Tigers deal

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill signs a new three-year contract.

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Cardiff’s bid for Keogh rejected

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Cardiff City consider an improved offer for defender Richard Keogh after Coventry City rejected their first bid.

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Diprose extends Harlequins deal

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Harlequins defence and academy coach Tony Diprose signs a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until summer 2015.

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Villa to focus on landing Lambert

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Aston Villa want to recruit current Norwich boss Paul Lambert to fill the vacant manager’s position at Villa Park.

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Gers hand over contract documents

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Lawyers investigating allegations that Rangers used dual contracts to pay players receive documents from the club, BBC Scotland learns.

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Neville in call for Euro realism

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 1:02 pm

England coach Gary Neville is unhappy with the way the nation has reacted to qualifying for major tournaments in the past.

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Martinez commits future to Wigan

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez decides to stay with the club following talks with Liverpool and Aston Villa.

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Di Canio defiant on racism claims

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Swindon manager Paolo di Canio believes he has no case to answer regarding racism claims made against him by Jonathan Tehoue.

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Gloucester-bound Long quits game

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Northampton Saints hooker Andy Long, who was due to join Gloucester, is forced to retire with a degenerative neck injury.

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Leicester chasing forward Andrew

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 11:38 am

Leicester Tigers are close to signing South African lock Robert Andrew from French Division Two side Pau.

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McInally and Dunbar join Scotland

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 11:21 am

Edinburgh’s Stuart McInally and Glasgow Warriors’ Alex Dunbar are called into the Scotland squad as back-up in Australia.

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‘Prawn sandwich’ RFU angers Mills

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 11:18 am

London Welsh captain Jonathan Mills hits out at RFU officials “eating prawn sandwiches” for blocking their promotion bid.

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AUDIO: Welsh deserve promotion – Mills

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 11:06 am

London Welsh captain Jonathan Mills tells BBC London 94.9 that their performances show they deserve to be granted promoted to the Premiership.

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O’Connell ruled out of Irish tour

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 11:01 am

Paul O’Connell is ruled out of the forthcoming three-match Test series against New Zealand with a knee injury.

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Jaaskelainen set to depart Bolton

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

Goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen will reject the chance to remain at relegated Bolton Wanderers after 15 years at the club.

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Nimmo & Ryan join Dragons’ pack

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:18 am

Newport Gwent Dragons recruit lock Ian Nimmo from Cornish Pirates and ex-Munster prop Tim Ryan on two-year deals.

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Nimmo & Ryan join Dragons’ pack

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:18 am

Newport Gwent Dragons recruit lock Ian Nimmo from Cornish Pirates and ex-Munster prop Tim Ryan on two-year deals.

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Tigers seal deal for wing Goneva

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:14 am

Leicester Tigers complete the signing of Fijian wing Vereniki Goneva from French club Tarbes, subject to getting a visa.

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Tigers seal deal for wing Goneva

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:14 am

Leicester Tigers complete the signing of Fijian wing Vereniki Goneva from French club Tarbes, subject to getting a visa.

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Biggar targets Priestland place

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:35 am

Dan Biggar bids to take over as Wales fly-half from Rhys Priestland during June Tests against the Barbarians and Australia.

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VIDEO: Jones excited by Wales debut

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:32 am

Scarlets prop Rhodri Jones says he is happy to switch to tight-head from his usual loose-head position for his Wales debut in the match against the Barbarians at the Millennium Stadium.

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VIDEO: Jones excited by Wales debut

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:32 am

Scarlets prop Rhodri Jones says he is happy to switch to tight-head from his usual loose-head position for his Wales debut in the match against the Barbarians at the Millennium Stadium.

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Chevrolet to sponsor Man United

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:11 am

General Motors signs a deal with Manchester United that will see the carmaker’s Chevrolet brand become the football club’s car sponsor.

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McCann moves back to Distillery

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:45 am

Midfielder Ryan McCann moves from Crusaders to Lisburn Distillery.

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Rourre joins Worcester Warriors

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:42 am

Worcester Warriors complete next season’s backroom coaching team by appointing Mathieu Rourre as their new attack consultant.

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Monk ‘gutted’ as Rodgers moves on

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:57 am

Swansea City begin a new manager search as Garry Monk admits he is “gutted” by Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool switch.

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VIDEO: Euro 2000: France 2-1 Italy (aet)

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:41 am

Watch highlights of a dramatic Euro 2000 final in Rotterdam, when France beat Italy 2-1 after David Trezeguet’s golden goal in extra-time.

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VIDEO: Best moments of Euro 2000

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:39 am

The lowlands of Belgium and the Netherlands played host to one of the finest football tournaments ever, as the French, Dutch and Portuguese lit up Euro 2000.

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Exeter sign Pirates prop Rimmer

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:55 am

Exeter Chiefs sign Cornish Pirates prop Carl Rimmer to a one-year deal at Sandy Park

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Rodgers is a gamble – Lawrenson

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:49 am

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson says appointing Brendan Rodgers as manager represents a gamble.

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Barnes urges patience for Rodgers

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:23 am

Liverpool legend John Barnes backs the club’s approach of Brendan Rodgers, but believes he will need time.

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Duff and Phelps ‘agreed fee cap’

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 1:35 am

Rangers’ administrators agreed with owner Craig Whyte to cap fees at £500,000 days before they were appointed.

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Premier League wages at new highs

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11:00 pm

The proportion of income that top flight football clubs in England are spending on wages has hit a new high, says Deloitte.

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London Welsh secure Championship

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 9:41 pm

London Welsh seal the Championship title and a chance of securing a Premiership place after beating Cornish Pirates over two legs.

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Lancaster warns players to behave

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 9:28 pm

England coach Stuart Lancaster warns his players about their off-field behaviour as they fly out for the tour of South Africa.

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AUDIO: Rodgers a big gamble – Lawrenson

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as the Reds’ new manager will be “the biggest gamble the football club has taken for a long time”.

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Rodgers ready for Liverpool

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:34 pm

BBC Sport’s Ben Smith says Brendan Rodgers has the self-belief, dedication and desire to manage Liverpool

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VIDEO: Hart and Milner in positive mood

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Joe Hart and James Milner are in positive spirits ahead of England’s final Euro 2012 warm-up game against Belgium, with Milner commenting that things “seem to be coming together nicely”.

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Rangnick in talks with West Brom

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Former Schalke coach Ralf Rangnick has had talks with West Brom with a view to taking over at The Hawthorns.

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VIDEO: Rooney rested and relaxed for Euros

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Wayne Rooney says he has “had a nice rest” and “feels good” as England prepare for Euro 2012 at their Hertfordshire training camp.

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Montecatini welcomes Trap’s Irish troops

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm

BBC Sport Northern Ireland’s Thomas Niblock reports from the Republic of Ireland’s pre-Euro 2012 training camp in Italy

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VIDEO: Win by keeping the ball – Rodgers

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

New Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers explains his philosophy of relieving pressure through possession, whilst a guest of Match of the Day 3 in April.

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VIDEO: The career of Brendan Rodgers

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm

BBC Sport looks at Brendan Rodgers’ 17-year career in football that has led him to the verge of being confirmed as Liverpool’s new manager.

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Di Canio extends Swindon contract

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Swindon Town manager Paolo di Canio signs a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2015.

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VIDEO: Walcott enjoying training camp

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Theo Walcott is “enjoying every minute” of England’s Hertfordshire training camp ahead of Euro 2012, and reveals new manager Roy Hodgson has got his ideas across quickly to the players.

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Pompey avoid further points loss

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Portsmouth will not be deducted points if the club starts its League One campaign next season still in administration.

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VIDEO: Lampard hopes for Chelsea boost

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Frank Lampard hopes the “against the odds” mentality of Chelsea’s Champions League-winning players can benefit England at Euro 2012, stating they will bring “a spring in our step” to the side.

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Mannix new Munster backs coach

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Former All Black Simon Mannix is to take up a role as backs coach with Munster next season on a two-year contract.

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Orient eye West Ham groundshare

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn is interested in bidding for the Olympic Stadium as a ground share with West Ham United.

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Derby exit is bittersweet – Glick

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Outgoing Derby chief executive Tom Glick says quitting the Rams to join Manchester City is a “bittersweet” moment.

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Taylor quits as Watford chairman

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Former manager Graham Taylor steps down as Watford chairman, a position he held in a non-executive capacity.

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Rodgers agrees to join Liverpool

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers agrees a three-year deal to succeed Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager.

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Euro 2012: Sheva’s final fling

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm

The legendary striker hopes to inspire co-hosts Ukraine at Euro 2012

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Scholes pens new Man Utd contract

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes signs a new one-year deal at Old Trafford, four months after coming out of retirement.

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SPL approve new financial rules

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Scottish Premier League clubs will decide whether ‘newco’ clubs should be admitted to the top flight.

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Martinez ready to clarify future

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez will hold talks with chairman Dave Whelan as he seeks to clarify his future.

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Wales name debutants for Baa-Baas

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Harry Robinson, Liam Williams and Rhodri Jones are set for Wales debuts on Saturday, while Martyn Williams is on course for a 100th cap.

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Irish call up Ulster duo for tour

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11:41 am

Ulster duo Paul Marshall and Chris Henry are among five players added to the Ireland squad for the tour to New Zealand.

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Dutch masters say substance must come before style

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11:28 am

Frank de Boer, Arnold Muhren and Ruud Krol on why results must matter most for the Netherlands.

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Blades cast out disgraced Evans

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

Sheffield United release 11 players, including jailed striker Ched Evans, after failing to gain promotion from League One.

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Royals need new money – Madejski

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11:18 am

Reading needs the money that will be pumped in to the club by its new owners, according to chairman Sir John Madejski.

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Gers sanctions ‘light’ – McBeth

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11:08 am

Former Scottish Football Association president John McBeth believes Rangers got off lightly with recent sanctions.

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Liverpool speculation irks Evans

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:33 am

Former Swansea City player Wyndham Evans criticises Liverpool over their pursuit of Brendan Rodgers.

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Monaco appoint Ranieri as manager

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 8:52 am

Monaco appoint former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri as their new coach, ending speculation linking him with a move to West Brom.

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Devastated Foley feels ‘betrayed’

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:59 am

Kevin Foley feels “betrayed” by Giovanni Trapattoni’s decision to leave him out of the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2012.

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VIDEO: How will England do at Euro 2012?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:50 am

BBC Match of the Day pundits and BBC Radio 5 live commentators give their thoughts on how England will fare at Euro 2012.

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Scottish ban warning over Rangers

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:21 am

Scottish football could face an international ban after Rangers challenged the SFA’s transfer sanctions in the courts, it is warned.

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Scottish ban warning over Rangers

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:21 am

Scottish football could face an international ban after Rangers challenged the SFA’s transfer sanctions in the courts, it is warned.

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VIDEO: Di Maria chip harks back to Euro 96

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:15 am

Angel Di Maria’s stunning chip for Manchester United against Leicester City conjures memories of Euro 96.

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Balotelli ‘will walk if abused’

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 6:12 am

Manchester City and Italy striker Mario Balotelli threatens to walk off the pitch if he is racially abused at Euro 2012.

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Wedding may affect Evans’ hopes

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 5:59 am

Lock Ian Evans accepts his early June wedding may damage his ambitions for Wales’ three-Test tour to Australia.

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Artificial pitches to be debated

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 5:33 am

Plans to reintroduce artificial pitches in English football could be shelved at the Football League’s AGM in Portugal.

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Tuilagi tackle citing dismissed

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:52 pm

England and Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi has his citing for a dangerous tackle on Danny Care in the Premiership final dismissed.

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Barbarians 29-28 Ireland

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Ireland warm up for their tour of New Zealand by conceding four tries and losing 29-28 to the Barbarians at Kingsholm.

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Foley left out of Republic squad

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Kevin Foley misses out on Euro 2012 and is replaced in the Republic of Ireland’s 23-man squad by Paul McShane.

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Wallaby Beale may yet face Wales

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Australia’s Kurtley Beale will miss the June Test against Scotland, but could still face Wales after shoulder surgery.

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Rangers win court case on SFA ban

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 9:14 pm

A judge rules that the Scottish Football Association acted beyond its powers in imposing a transfer ban on Rangers.

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Tuscan Select 0-5 Rep of Ireland

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Kevin Foley plays in the Republic of Ireland’s 5-0 friendly win over a Tuscan Select, hours after being told he will not be going to Euro 2012.

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Republic ease to warm-up victory

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 9:05 pm

The Republic of Ireland gain an easy friendly win over a Tuscan Select XI, with Robbie Keane scoring twice.

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