Xavi urges Spain to make history

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Xavi says Spain have a “great opportunity to make history” as the European and world champions aim for a third tournament win.

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VIDEO: Beckham absence disappoints Giggs

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Ryan Giggs tells BBC Sport’s Garry Richardson he is “really excited” at the prospect of playing in the Olympic Games, but says that “as a friend” he wishes David Beckham was in the squad.

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VIDEO: Beckham absence disappoints Giggs

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Ryan Giggs tells BBC Sport’s Garry Richardson he is “really excited” at the prospect of playing in the Olympic Games, but says that “as a friend” he wishes David Beckham was in the squad.

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Redknapp ‘had transfer targets’

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Harry Redknapp had transfer targets in mind before he was sacked by Tottenham, according to his assistant Joe Jordan.

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Blanc leaves job as France boss

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Laurent Blanc leaves his job as manager of the French national team after his contract comes to an end.

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Paterson backs World Cup target

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Chris Paterson thinks Scottish Rugby’s target of winning a World Cup or Grand Slam is not unrealistic.

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Balotelli among ‘great champions’

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Mario Balotelli is flourishing at Euro 2012 because he is surrounded by “great champions”, says Italy coach Cesare Prandelli.

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Platini defends Nasri after row

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Uefa president Michel Platini defends France midfielder Samir Nasri, who swore at a journalist during an argument.

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Coventry’s McPake returns to Hibs

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Coventry agree a free transfer to Hibs for James McPake after the defender impressed on loan in Edinburgh.

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Scarlets sign Puma lock Vallejos

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Scarlets sign once-capped Argentine lock Tomás Vallejos from Harlequins ahead of the 2012-13 season.

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Clubs criticise Rangers proposals

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Raith Rovers and Clyde insist plans to place the Rangers newco in Scottish Division One should not be forced upon clubs.

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VIDEO: The best goals of Euro 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm

BBC Sport takes a look at the best Euro 2012 goals scored in Poland and Ukraine.

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VIDEO: Baggio knocks Spain out in 1994

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Roberto Baggio scores a dramatic late winner for Italy against Spain in a fiery quarter-final at the 1994 World Cup.

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Lineker to carry Olympic torch

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker is to carry the Olympic flame through Leicester on Tuesday.

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Logan signs new deal at Brentford

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Defender Shaleum Logan signs a new contract with League One side Brentford.

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Norwich sign defender Whittaker

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Norwich City sign Scottish defender Steven Whittaker who rejected a contract transfer at Rangers.

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Sion sign Lafferty from Rangers

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Sion say they have signed Kyle Lafferty after the Northern Ireland striker rejects the chance to stay with Rangers.

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Spain v Italy – the final in stats

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Key statistics and opinions ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2012 final between Spain and Italy in Kiev

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VIDEO: Jones joy at Welsh promotion

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:51 am

London Welsh coach Lyn Jones expresses his delight at winning an appeal that allows them to be promoted to the Aviva Premiership. Their elevation came at the expense of Newcastle Falcons. Jones will now look to recruit players ahead of the 2012-13 season.

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‘Euro 2020 could have 12 hosts’

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

Uefa president Michel Platini says the 2020 European Championship could be spread across various cities in Europe.

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Cardiff hosts 2014 Uefa Super Cup

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 10:48 am

Uefa announce that the 2014 European Super Cup final – won by Barcelona in 2011 – will be held at Cardiff City Stadium.

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Tottenham’s Bale to miss Olympics

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 9:24 am

Tottenham’s Gareth Bale will not be available to play for Team GB’s football side at the Olympics after aggravating a back injury in training.

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Tottenham’s Bale to miss Olympics

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 9:24 am

Gareth Bale will not be available for Team GB’s football side at the Olympics after aggravating a back injury.

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Supporters Trust purchase Wycombe

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 8:39 am

Supporters group the Wycombe Wanderers Trust successfully complete the purchase of the League Two club.

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Reading sign midfielder Guthrie

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Premier League newcomers Reading sign midfielder Danny Guthrie from Newcastle United on a three-year contract.

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Scotland target World Cup victory

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Scottish Rugby outlines an ambitious four-year plan to win a Six Nations Grand Slam and a World Cup.

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Derry City 0-3 Drogheda Utd

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Derry City are well beaten by Drogheda United in their Premier Division game at the Brandywell.

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Green submits Gers plans to SFA

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Charles Green’s Sevco consortium provides the Scottish Football Association with details of its plans for newco Rangers.

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Forest close in on takeover deal

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Nottingham Forest step up takeover talks after the estate of Nigel Doughty grants a period of exclusivity to the Al-Hasawi family.

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London Welsh win promotion appeal

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm

London Welsh win their appeal over their eligibility for promotion, which sees Newcastle Falcons relegated from the Premiership.

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England & Wales only for Team GB

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 5:48 pm

No Scottish or Northern Irish players will be in the British men’s Olympic football squad.

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Terriers sign Man Utd midfielder

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Huddersfield Town sign Manchester United midfielder Oliver Norwood on a three-year contract.

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Pars seek answers over SPL plans

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Dunfermline ask the SPL for their rationale as to why Dundee are being proposed over the Pars for a place in the top flight.

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Kean ‘under no pressure to sell’

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean says he is not under pressure to sell any players despite their relegation.

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Brown and Hibernian part company

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Billy Brown leaves his position as assistant manager of Hibernian after the club confirm his contract will not be renewed.

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Spain can become team of century

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm

If Spain beat Italy in the final of Euro 2012 they will be the team of the century, says former Germany striker Jurgen Klinsmann

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Hegarty signs deal with Rangers

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Defender Chris Hegarty, who was out of contract with Rangers, signs on to play for the ‘newco’ Ibrox club.

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Cocaine case footballer sentenced

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Former Hibernian footballer Garry O’Connor is sentenced to community service for possessing cocaine and obstructing police.

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Bolton complete Andrews signing

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Bolton Wanderers sign Republic of Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews after his release from West Bromwich Albion.

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Foster completes West Brom move

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm

West Bromwich Albion complete the signing of former England goalkeeper Ben Foster from Birmingham City for an undisclosed fee.

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Italy boss says Spain favourites

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Italy manager Cesare Prandelli says Spain are favourites when the two countries meet in Sunday’s Euro 2012 final.

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Fabregas warns of Italian threat

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas warns of the threat posed by Italy’s attack ahead of the Euro 2012 final on Sunday.

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New St Mirren signings ‘unlikely’

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 11:50 am

Chairman Stewart Gilmour says St Mirren are “unlikely to be signing any new players” because of current financial uncertainties.

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Wasps move closer to new takeover

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 11:48 am

London Wasps move closer to a takeover by a consortium led by former player Ken Moss.

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Corluka set for Lokomotiv Moscow

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 11:38 am

Tottenham Hotspur reach agreement with Lokomotiv Moscow for the transfer of Croatian defender Vedran Corluka.

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Pozzos complete Watford takeover

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 11:35 am

Watford confirm the club has been taken over by the Pozzo family, who own Serie A outfit Udinese and La Liga side Granada.

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Millar pens new St Johnstone deal

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 11:26 am

Chris Millar signs a new one-year contract at St Johnstone after deciding not to pursue a move to Australia.

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Leeds Utd investment deal ‘close’

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 10:42 am

Leeds United Supporters’ Trust believes investment in the club could happen next week, with the money coming from the Middle East.

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Brentford buy land for new ground

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 9:17 am

Brentford buy a 7.6 acre site at Lionel Road and hope to build a 15,000-seater stadium for the start of the 2016-17 season.

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Rodwell wanted Beckham in squad

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 8:42 am

Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell says he wanted “legend” David Beckham to be picked for Great Britain’s Olympic football squad.

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Jones hoping to impress Coleman

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 8:22 am

Owain Tudur Jones hopes an injury-free season with Inverness Caledonian Thistle will allow him to impress Wales boss Chris Coleman.

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VIDEO: Cardiff City ponder fans’ refunds

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 7:38 am

Cardiff City chief executive Alan Whiteley says they are considering offering refunds to around 100 season ticket holders who are disgruntled at the club’s rebranding.

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Lydiate will not require surgery

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 6:21 am

Wales and Dragons flanker Dan Lydiate will not have to have surgery on a long-standing ankle problem.

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Cardiff offer Hammam presidency

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 6:13 am

Cardiff City chief Alan Whiteley says that offering ex-owner Sam Hammam a life presidency as part of the Langston debt deal is “a price worth paying”.

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How Balotelli and Pirlo humbled Germany

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Why Germany crashed out of Euro 2012 at the hands of Italy

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Best night of my life – Balotelli

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Mario Balotelli describes his match-winning performance in Italy’s win over Germany as the highlight of his career.

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‘Germany will learn from defeat’

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Germany coach Joachim Loew backs his players to come back stronger from their Euro 2012 semi-final disappointment.

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VIDEO: Balotelli delighted with ‘important’ goals

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Italy striker Mario Balotelli describes his two “really important” goals for his country after they beat Germany 2-1 in the Euro 2012 semi-final in Warsaw.

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VIDEO: Ozil’s penalty gives Germany hope

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Mesut Ozil converts an injury-time penalty Germany against Italy in their Euro 2012 semi-final in Warsaw.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Germany 1-2 Italy

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Mario Balotelli sends Italy into the final of Euro 2012 with both his team’s goals in a 2-1 victory over Germany in Warsaw.

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Lawro’s predictions – Euro 2012 semi-finals

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 8:47 pm

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson goes up against Guy Mowbray and Martin Keown to pick the finalists

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Germany 1-2 Italy

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Mario Balotelli scores two superb goals as Italy shock Germany 2-1 to book a Euro 2012 final showdown with Spain in Kiev.

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Well ‘unlikely’ to sign McFadden

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 8:14 pm

James McFadden trains with Motherwell, but his former club are unlikely to be able to afford a contract offer.

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VIDEO: Balotelli scores cracker for Italy

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Mario Balotelli smashes in his second goal of the game to give Italy a 2-0 lead over Germany in the second semi-final of Euro 2012 in Warsaw.

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VIDEO: Balotelli heads Italy into lead

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Mario Balotelli opens the scoring to give Italy a 1-0 lead over Germany in the second semi-final of Euro 2012 in Warsaw.

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Trio agree deals with Inverness

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Antonio Reguero, right-back David Raven and striker Jason Oswell are to join Inverness.

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David Beckham’s enduring career

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 6:03 pm

David Beckham’s omission from GB’s Olympic football squad means fans will miss seeing a supreme talent on the world stage once last time.

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Ex-QPR player’s funeral is held

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Mourners attend the funeral of former Queens Park Rangers captain and ex-Glentoran manager, Alan McDonald.

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‘Racism hell’ at Gillingham FC

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm

A black footballer who claims his ex club racially discriminated against him tells a tribunal he went “through hell”.

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Murray pleads for unity at Ibrox

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Chairman Malcolm Murray calls for an end to the ‘blood lust’ over Rangers and vows that Craig Whyte will not be back.

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VIDEO: Hundreds attend Alan McDonald funeral

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Tributes are paid to former Northern Ireland and Queens Park Rangers captain Alan McDonald at his funeral service in Ballygowan

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Nigeria’s Yakubu seals China move

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Nigeria striker Yakubu Ayegbeni completes a deal to move to Guangzhou R&F from relegated English club Blackburn Rovers.

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Fulham sign Croat striker Petric

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Fulham sign Croatian striker Mladen Petric on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract with German side Hamburg.

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Hibs’ Scott joins County on loan

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Out-of-favour Hibernian midfielder Martin Scott returns to former club Ross County on a season’s loan.

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Plans for Gers newco in Div One

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm

BBC Scotland learns of plans to allow the Rangers newco to move directly into Scottish Division One in the coming season.

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Jordan and Bond leave Tottenham

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Coaches Kevin Bond and Joe Jordan have left Tottenham following Harry Redknapp’s departure as manager, the club confirm

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Jordan and Bond leave Tottenham

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Coaches Kevin Bond and Joe Jordan have left Tottenham following Harry Redknapp’s departure as manager, the club confirm

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Tindall eager to work with Davies

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Mike Tindall says the arrival of new director of rugby Nigel Davies persuaded him to sign a new player-coach contract.

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VIDEO: Davies perfect choice – Tindall

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Gloucester centre Mike Tindall tells BBC Points West that with his philosophy of bringing through younger players and wanting to play expansive rugby Nigel Davies will be a perfect fit at Kingsholm.

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McGlynn targets Hearts signings

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 2:39 pm

New Hearts manager John McGlynn does not expect “huge funds” to enhance his squad but is confident of making signings.

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Everton and others chase Naismith

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Steven Naismith is attracting interest from six top-flight English clubs, including Everton, as he leaves Rangers.

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Everton and others chase Naismith

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Steven Naismith is attracting interest from six top-flight English clubs, including Everton, as he leaves Rangers.

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Bluebirds reveal Langston offer

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Cardiff City offer creditors Langston three options to pay off the long-standing debt owed to the company.

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Barcelona sign Alba from Valencia

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Barcelona sign Spain left-back Jordi Alba from Valencia for £11.2m on a five-year deal, subject to a medical.

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Man Utd reveal Barcelona fixture

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Manchester United will face Barcelona in Gothenburg on 8 August as part of their pre-season preparations.

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Beckham left out of Olympic squad

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Former England captain David Beckham is not selected for the Great Britain football squad for London 2012.

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Hodgson & Mears quit England duty

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm

England fly-half Charlie Hodgson and hooker Lee Mears announce their retirements from international rugby.

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Farrell returns to England set-up

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Former Saracens head coach Andy Farrell is to rejoin the England coaching staff after signing a three-year deal.

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Championship clubs in RFU dispute

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm

The 12 clubs in England’s Championship say the Rugby Football Union has failed to pay them what they were promised.

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VIDEO: Klinsmann and Lawro on Germany v Italy

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 11:24 am

BBC pundits Jurgen Klinsmann and Mark Lawrenson preview the second Euro 2012 semi-final between Germany and Italy.

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VIDEO: Beckham’s England highs and lows

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:54 am

BBC Sport takes a look back at the highs and lows of David Beckham’s illustrious international career.

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Coventry give Deegan two-week ban

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:50 am

Coventry City suspend Irish midfielder Gary Deegan from training for two weeks following a post by him on Twitter.

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VIDEO: Bath’s Davis ‘out of comfort zone’

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:45 am

Bath coach Brad Davis tells BBC Points West that his new job as a specialist attack, skills and kicking strategy coach has taken him “out of his comfort zone” following his previous roles at the club.

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Davis prepared for new Bath role

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:44 am

Bath coach Brad Davis is looking forward to his new role at the club following a backroom reshuffle.

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Plans for Gers newco in Div One

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 9:59 am

BBC Scotland learns of plans to allow the Rangers newco to move directly into Scottish Division One in the coming season.

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Players’ fitness tests at Rangers

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 9:36 am

Ten players have fitness tests at Rangers, but manager Ally McCoist is not expected at Murray Park until Monday.

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Portugal’s penalty plan backfires

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 8:36 am

Portugal coach Paulo Bento says his side planned their penalty shoot-out against Spain, despite Cristiano Ronaldo not featuring.

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Midfielder Ness to sign for Stoke

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 8:26 am

Jamie Ness is expected to join Stoke City after objecting to having his Rangers contract transferred to the proposed Ibrox newco.

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Euro 2012 football fever sweeps Cuba

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 8:13 am

Cubans have been glued to the screens during Euro 2012, a sign of how football is catching up in the popularity stakes with the national sport, baseball.

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Davies welcomes rugby law changes

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 6:18 am

The International Rugby Board introduces new laws at the scrum and ruck which former Wales fly-half Jonathan Davies welcomes.

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