Euro 2012 analysis: Fabregas denies Ronaldo the last kick

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo is left a spectator as Portugal mess up the order of their spot-kick takers

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‘England cannot win World Cup’

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Alan Shearer says England have no chance of winning the 2014 World Cup, saying they are “a million miles away”.

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Italy rule out defensive tactics

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli rules out using defensive tactics for his side’s Euro 2012 semi-final against Germany.

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Fabregas reveals penalty secret

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Cesc Fabregas says he spoke to the ball and told it to “make history” before striking the penalty that took Spain into the Euro 2012 final.

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VIDEO: Fabregas penalty puts Spain into final

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm

The Match of the Day team discuss the decisive penalties as Spain beat Portugal to book their place in the final of Euro 2012.

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Portugal 0-0 Spain (2-4 on pens)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Spain keep alive their hopes of defending their European title with a dramatic semi-final shoot-out victory over Portugal.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Spain into Euro 2012 final

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Cesc Fabregas scores the winning penalty to put Spain through to the Euro 2012 final following a shoot-out victory over Portugal.

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Rangers fans hold Ibrox protest

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 9:31 pm

More than 1,000 Rangers fans stage a protest outside Ibrox Stadium over the situation at the club.

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Dutch coach Van Marwijk resigns

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk quits after the Netherlands’ Euro 2012 campaign in which they finished bottom of their group.

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Hearts consider Jankauskas post

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Former Hearts striker Edgaras Jankauskas could return to Tynecastle as part of the backroom staff.

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England ‘improving under Hodgson’

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Germany coach Joachim Loew believes England have already improved under Roy Hodgson despite their Euro 2012 exit.

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Now is the time for Germany’s golden moment – Klinsmann

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Jurgen Klinsmann is confident Germany will beat Italy in Thursday’s semi-final and go on to win Euro 2012

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Now is the time for Germany’s golden moment – Klinsmann

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Jurgen Klinsmann is confident Germany will beat Italy in Thursday’s semi-final and go on to win Euro 2012

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Fleck eyes exit as Hutton stays

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm

John Fleck objects to joining a newco Rangers, but Kyle Hutton becomes the third player to commit himself to the club.

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Eusebio moved to Lisbon hospital

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Portugal legend Eusebio leaves Poland and moves to a Lisbon hospital as he recovers from a heart scare suffered on Saturday night.

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London Irish duo back as coaches

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

London Irish’s record points scorer, Barry Everitt and former Exiles scrum half Peter Richards return as coaches.

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Football racism claim ‘unfounded’

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Claims that a black footballer was racially discriminated against by his ex-club were “without foundation” a tribunal hears.

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Jeremy Guscott Q&A

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Former England centre on Scotland’s prospects, the state of northern hemisphere rugby and other topics

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Bale signs new Tottenham contract

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale signs a new deal which will see the Wales international remain at White Hart Lane until 2016.

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Cardiff would ‘love’ Bellamy back

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Cardiff City confirm they “would love to talk” to Craig Bellamy if the Wales international striker decides to leave Liverpool.

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Jardine blast at exiting players

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Eight players refusing to switch their contracts to a new Rangers are motivated by greed, says ex-player Sandy Jardine.

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QPR get Diakite on permanent deal

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Mali midfielder Samba Diakite signs a four-year contract at Queens Park Rangers after impressing during his initial loan spell.

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Wales begin campaign in Cardiff

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Cardiff City Stadium will host Wales’ first two home 2014 World Cup qualifying matches while they will play at the Liberty Stadium later in the campaign.

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Morton against Division One newco

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Morton are the latest club to express reservations about the possibility of a newco Rangers joining the First Division.

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Davies undergoes groin operation

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Wales and Scarlets centre Jonathan Davies undergoes an operation to rectify his long-standing groin problem.

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Remembering football’s Death Match

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm

BBC presenter Mark Pougatch tells the story of the wartime match in Kiev that inspired the film Escape to Victory

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Clark appointed Blues’ new boss

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Lee Clark succeeds Chris Hughton as the new manager of last season’s Championship play-off semi-finalists Birmingham City.

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Nasri apologises to France fans

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm

France midfielder Samir Nasri apologises to supporters over his row with a journalist after losing to Spain.

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Arsenal to face Nigeria in Abuja

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm

English Premier League side Arsenal will take on Nigeria in a pre-season friendly on 5 August in Abuja.

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Arsenal to face Nigeria in Abuja

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm

English Premier League side Arsenal will take on Nigeria in a pre-season friendly on 5 August in Abuja.

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Brown leads Gers fans buy-out bid

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:47 am

Former player John Brown is leading a bid to buy the relaunced Rangers on behalf of fans and questions who owns the club’s assets

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Brown leads Gers fans buy-out bid

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:47 am

Former player John Brown is leading a bid to buy the relaunched Rangers on behalf of fans and questions who owns the club’s assets.

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Sir Alex at Teddy Scott funeral

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:41 am

Sir Alex Ferguson was among those to pay tribute at the funeral of Aberdeen Football Club legend Teddy Scott after his death at the age of 83.

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Paper sorry for Balotelli cartoon

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport apologises for publishing a cartoon depicting Mario Balotelli as King Kong.

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Paper sorry for Balotelli cartoon

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport apologises for publishing a cartoon depicting Mario Balotelli as King Kong.

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VIDEO: BBC pundits on Portugal v Spain

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:09 am

BBC football experts Martin Keown and Mark Lawrenson preview the first Euro 2012 semi-final between Portugal and Spain.

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Iniesta rejects boring Spain tag

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:55 am

Spain’s Andres Iniesta rejects claims his team’s “tiki-taka” style is boring.

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Scott hopes to make Olympic history

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:22 am

Everton and England midfielder Jill Scott reflects on making GB’s first Olympic women’s football squad

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Ronaldo denies feeling pressure

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 9:35 am

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo says he is not feeling the weight of expectation ahead of his side’s semi-final against Spain.

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Huddersfield sign defender Dixon

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 7:23 am

Huddersfield Town sign Dundee United full-back Paul Dixon on a three-year deal, with the contract commencing on 1 July.

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Priestland is backed by ex-coach

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:24 am

Former Scarlets coach Nigel Davies is backing under pressure fly-half Rhys Priestland to play for Wales for a long time.

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Reds and Spurs vie for Sigurdsson

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Tottenham prepare to offer Gylfi Sigurdsson a more lucrative financial package than Liverpool in a bid to sign the Hoffenheim midfielder.

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Sligo Rovers 4-0 Derry City

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Derry City’s defence of the EA Sports Cup ends with a 4-0 defeat to Sligo Rovers in the Showgrounds quarter-final.

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Birmingham confirm Clark as boss

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Birmingham City confirm former Huddersfield Town boss Lee Clark as their new manager, with a press conference due for Wednesday.

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Four more Gers players eye exit

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Steven Davis, Allan McGregor, Kyle Lafferty and Jamie Ness are the latest players to object to joining a “newco” Rangers.

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Result: Sligo Rvs 4-0 Derry City

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Full-time score as holders Derry are heavily beaten by Sligo in the EA Sports Cup quarter-final.

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Hayes completes Aberdeen switch

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Aberdeen complete the signing of Jonny Hayes after the Irish winger leaves Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

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Rangers ‘tipping point to reform’

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Henry McLeish thinks the Rangers crisis will force his proposals for Scottish football reconstruction to be adopted.

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Rangers crisis could force reform

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Henry McLeish thinks the Rangers crisis will force his proposals for Scottish football reconstruction to be adopted.

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England were like Chelsea – Pirlo

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Andrea Pirlo says England’s tactics against Italy at Euro 2012 tried to copy Chelsea’s that won the Champions League.

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Leeds close in on new investment

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Leeds United close in on new investment after granting a potential investor an exclusivity period to carry out due diligence.

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McGlynn confirmed as Hearts boss

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Hearts confirm John McGlynn’s return to become manager after leaving Division One outfit Raith Rovers.

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Graham extends Newcastle contract

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Newcastle Falcons hooker Joe Graham has signed a one-year extension to his contract at Kingston Park.

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Smith fit for GB football squad

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 3:41 pm

English players, including Kelly Smith of Arsenal, dominate the Team GB women’s football squad for London 2012.

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Football racism claim case begins

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm

A black footballer claims he was dismissed by Gillingham FC after it racially discriminated against him.

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Arsenal complete Giroud signing

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Arsenal sign Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud for a reported fee of £12m.

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Uefa to act over racist chanting

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Uefa launch action against the Spanish football federation and the Russian football union for “improper conduct” of fans.

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VIDEO: Animated Euro moments explained

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Animator Graham Love explains the process behind his adaptation of the greatest European moments in cartoon.

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Beaumont gives up Fylde captaincy

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Sam Beaumont, son of former England and Lions captain Bill, steps down from his role as skipper of Fylde.

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O’Brien doubtful for autumn Tests

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Ireland’s Sean O’Brien is set to miss the autumn Test series as he faces a four-month lay-off to recover from hip surgery.

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VIDEO: Spain v Portugal 2004: Gomes strikes

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

Nuno Gomes scores the only goal for Portugal as the Euro 2004 hosts knock Spain out of the competition.

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Raith and Falkirk oppose Rangers

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

Raith Rovers join Falkirk in stating their opposition to “newco” Rangers being admitted to the Scottish First Division.

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Euro 2012: Ronaldo thrives in Bento’s Portugal

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 10:05 am

A strong team spirit has allowed Ronaldo to flourish for Portugal – and could help them defeat rivals Spain

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France are flawed, says Domenech

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 10:05 am

Raymond Domenech says France’s Euro 2012 performance was weak and that some players’ displays were “inexcusable”.

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VIDEO: Gold prepared for Agulla absence

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 9:55 am

Bath head coach Gary Gold tells BBC Points West he is comfortable with new signing Horacio Agulla being unavailable until October due to the Rugby Championship.

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Winger Agulla agrees Bath switch

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 9:50 am

Bath sign former Leicester winger Horacio Agulla, but he will miss the start of the season because of international commitments.

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Wallace pledges future to Rangers

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 9:15 am

Rangers left-back Lee Wallace has told the club he plans to remain at Ibrox for the duration of his contract.

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VIDEO: Euro 2012 semi-finals on the BBC

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 8:52 am

Watch the Euro 2012 semi-finals live on the BBC.

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Davies promises no Scarlets raids

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 7:45 am

New Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies has told the Scarlets he will not be poaching any of their star players.

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Shevchenko will consider options

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 6:29 am

Former Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko says he will make a decision regarding his future with the next two weeks.

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Blake unsure over Bellamy return

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 6:20 am

Craig Bellamy is being linked with a return to Cardiff City but ex-Wales striker Nathan Blake has his doubts.

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Rooney was fit to play – Hodgson

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Roy Hodgson says the weight of expectation on Wayne Rooney could explain his poor performance against Italy.

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Green bullish on Rangers future

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Charles Green remains confident that a newco Rangers can flourish despite facing the certainty of SPL rejection.

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Police probe racist Euro tweets

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Police launch an investigation into allegations of racist abuse by a Twitter user during England’s Euro 2012 defeat.

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Euro defeat fans target Italians

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Four people are arrested after disorder breaks out in Bedford following England’s defeat to Italy in Euro 2012.

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Student-attack footballer jailed

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Championship footballer Troy Deeney is jailed for 10 months following an attack on a group of students in Birmingham.

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Tesselaar signs on at Kilmarnock

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Dutch left-back Jeroen Tesselaar, formerly with St Mirren, agrees a deal to join Kilmarnock.

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Germany receive second Uefa fine

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Uefa fine the German Football Association 25,000 euros for the “improper conduct” of fans in the 2-1 win over Denmark.

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Prandelli focus turns to Germany

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says his team celebrated for only 10 minutes after the Euro 2012 victory over England in Kiev.

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VIDEO: MOTD’s montage if England had won

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Watch the alternative closing montage that would have been shown at the end of Match of the Day had England beaten Italy on penalties.

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Ozil expects Germany final place

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Midfielder Mesut Ozil says Germany will beat Italy in Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final if they play to their full potential.

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Tindall signs new Gloucester deal

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Former England centre Mike Tindall sings a new contract at Gloucester to become player-coach at the club.

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Police to probe Rangers takeover

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 5:01 pm

A criminal investigation is to be launched into Craig Whyte’s takeover of Rangers Football Club in May last year.

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AUDIO: Tindall’s ‘heart is in Gloucester’

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies tells BBC Gloucestershire he re-signed Mike Tindall on a one-year deal as player-coach because he embodies the values of the Cherry and Whites.

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Ruddy signs new Norwich contract

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy signs new four-year deal with the Premier League side, keeping him at the club until 2016.

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Sunderland get Africa sponsorship

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm

English Premier League club Sunderland announce an agreement with not-for-profit group Invest in Africa to become their official shirt sponsor.

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Newco Gers will not get SPL votes

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 3:19 pm

A newco Rangers will be refused admittance to the Scottish Premier League, with six clubs publicly opposed to the move.

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Dragons to aid Prydie’s Wales bid

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Darren Edwards believes Tom Prydie’s move to the Newport Gwent Dragons will ignite the young wing’s Wales career.

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England must learn from familiar failings

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm

After another tournament disappointment, Ben Smith says England must learn their lessons if their fortunes are to change

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England at Euro 2012 in numbers

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm

A statistical look at how England fared at Euro 2012, as Roy Hodgson’s men topped Group D but exited after the quarter-finals.

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England at Euro 2012 in numbers

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm

A statistical look at how England fared at Euro 2012, as Roy Hodgson’s men topped Group D but exited after the quarter-finals

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St Johnstone draw Turks in Europe

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

St Johnstone are drawn against Turkish side Eskisehirspor in the Europa League second qualifying round.

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Police to probe Rangers takeover

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

A criminal investigation is to be launched into Craig Whyte’s takeover of Rangers Football Club in May last year.

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Saracens extend Bedford link-up

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Premiership side Saracens announce that 10 players will be eligible to play for Bedford Blues next season.

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Saracens extend Bedford link-up

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Premiership side Saracens announce that 10 players will be eligible to play for Bedford Blues next season.

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Pompey meeting backs CVA proposal

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Portsmouth’s creditors vote in favour of Balram Chainrai’s Company Voluntary Arrangement proposal at Monday’s meeting at Fratton Park.

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Terry trial team mull legal bid

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm

John Terry’s legal team might make a bad character application against Anton Ferdinand during his racism trial, a court hears.

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We should be optimistic – Hodgson

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm

England manager Roy Hodgson says there is reason to be upbeat about the national team’s future despite their Euro 2012 exit.

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Linfield get Faroe Islands draw

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Irish League side Linfield will face B36 Torshavn of the Faroe Islands in the first preliminary round of the Champions League.

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VIDEO: Gerrard intends to play on

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 12:02 pm

England captain Steven Gerrard says he intends to continue playing for his country and wearing the armband for as long as he is wanted.

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