Celtic can boost Scots – McCourt

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Celtic’s Paddy McCourt believes progressing to the Champions League group stages would provide a boost for Scottish football.

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VIDEO: Hoilett’s screamer against Norwich

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Watch new QPR signing Junior Hoilett score a superb goal for Blackburn against Norwich in the Premier League last season.

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Fulham stadium expansion agreed

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Fulham’s plans to extend the capacity of their Craven Cottage ground to 30,000 are approved.

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Blackburn’s Hoilett signs for QPR

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Queens Park Rangers sign out-of-contract Blackburn Rovers forward Junior Hoilett on a four-year contract.

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Blackburn’s Hoilett signs for QPR

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Queens Park Rangers sign out-of-contract Blackburn Rovers forward Junior Hoilett on a four-year contract.

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Nasri gets three-match France ban

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri receives a three-match ban from the France team after an incident at Euro 2012.

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Dunne considering Republic future

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne says he is considering retiring from international football.

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Russell unswayed on Falcons move

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Newcastle Falcons head coach Peter Russell says relegation from the Premiership had no impact on his decision to join the club.

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VIDEO: Kiwi connection swayed Russell move

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

Newcastle coach Peter Russell tells BBC Look North that the link with Kiwi players and coaches helped sway his move to Kingston Park.

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VIDEO: Kiwi connection swayed Russell move

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

Newcastle coach Peter Russell tells BBC Look North that the link with Kiwi players and coaches helped sway his move to Kingston Park.

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Worcester back Short breaks wrist

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:35 am

Worcester centre Andy Short will miss the start of the season after fracturing his wrist playing sevens rugby.

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Huddersfield to end Peltier chase

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 10:41 am

Huddersfield Town look set to pull out of the running to sign 25-year-old Leicester City full-back Lee Peltier.

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Capello attacks England Euro bid

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 9:25 am

Fabio Capello insists England would have gone beyond the quarter-finals at Euro 2012 had he still been at the helm.

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Capello attacks England Euro bid

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 9:25 am

Fabio Capello insists England would have gone beyond the quarter-finals at Euro 2012 had he still been at the helm.

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Bath need realistic goals – Moody

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 9:14 am

Retired Bath flanker Lewis Moody says the club must not expect instant success under their new coaching team.

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Giggs criticises Senegal tackling

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 7:45 am

Ryan Giggs claims Senegal’s Sadio Manu could have been sent off three times in the 1-1 draw with Great Britain.

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Midfielder Kim moves to Cardiff

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 7:32 am

South Korea international midfielder Kim Bo-Kyung joins Cardiff City on a three-year contract.

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A different type of football

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 5:59 am

A carnival atmosphere, two left-backs and unfounded pie rumours – Great Britain v Senegal was a contrast to football as we know it

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Griffiths admits Plymouth talks

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 5:38 am

Port Talbot striker Rhys Griffiths says talks have begun over a possible move to League Two side Plymouth Argyle.

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Taylor anger after Bellamy tackle

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 5:10 am

Neil Taylor says a tackle on Wales team-mate Craig Bellamy during Great Britain’s opening 1-1 Olympics draw with Senegal could have broken his leg.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Belarus 1-0 New Zealand

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm

A goal from Dmitry Baga gives Belarus a 1-0 win over New Zealand in Group C of the London 2012 Olympic football tournament.

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VIDEO: Great Britain denied by Senegal

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Great Britain’s men’s football team fail to win their opening game at London 2012 as Senegal grab a late equaliser at Old Trafford.

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Brazil hold off Egypt fightback

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Brazil hold off an Egypt fightback to open their Olympic campaign with a 3-2 victory while Belarus also win in Group C.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Brazil 3-2 Egypt

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Brazil score three first-half goals to beat Egypt at the Millennium Stadium in their opening Group C match of London 2012.

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Lomas proud of ‘magnificent’ side

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Steve Lomas praises his St Johnstone side despite their European exit after a 1-1 draw with Eskisehirspor.

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GB denied by late Senegal strike

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Senegal strike a late but deserved equaliser to frustrate Great Britain on their return to men’s Olympic football after a 52-year hiatus.

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Snodgrass quits Leeds for Norwich

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Norwich City sign Leeds United captain Robert Snodgrass for an undisclosed fee, handing him a three-year deal.

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St Johnstone 1-1 Eskisehirspor

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm

St Johnstone exit the Europa League as Eskisehirspor complete a 3-1 aggregate victory with a draw in Perth.

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Cahill completes New York switch

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Everton’s Australian midfielder Tim Cahill completes his move to Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls.

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Newport sign former player Flynn

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Midfielder Mike Flynn returns for a second stint at Newport County after being released by Bradford City.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Gabon 1-1 Switzerland

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Gabon equaliser late in the first half sees them share the points with Switzerland in their opening Group B fixture at St James’ Park.

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VIDEO: Bellamy scores GB’s first Olympic goal

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Craig Bellamy scores GB’s first goal at the London 2012 Olympics to put his team 1-0 up against Senegal.

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Bournemouth sign Torquay’s O’Kane

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 7:33 pm

League One Bournemouth complete the signing of Torquay United midfielder Eunan O’Kane for an undisclosed fee.

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Bournemouth sign Torquay’s O’Kane

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 7:33 pm

League One Bournemouth complete the signing of Torquay United midfielder Eunan O’Kane for an undisclosed fee.

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VIDEO: Highlights – UAE 1-2 Uruguay

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Goals from Gaston Ramirez and Nicolas Lodeiro give Uruguay a 2-1 win over United Arab Emirates in their opening match of London 2012.

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Uruguay beat UAE after comeback

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Uruguay come from behind to open their Olympic football campaign with a narrow victory over an impressive UAE.

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Mexico, Desportivo, Brentford win

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Mexico, Desportivo Brasil and Brentford take wins in the finals of the Milk Cup youth football tournament at Ballymena Showgrounds.

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McGregor completes Besiktas move

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Scotland and former Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor signs a two-year deal with Turkish side Besiktas.

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Mexico earn South Korea stalemate

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Raul Jimenez goes within inches of a last-gasp winner as Mexico settle for a 0-0 draw with South Korea.

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Spain suffer shock Japan defeat

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Japan pull off the first shock of the Olympic football competition by beating 10-man Spain 1-0 at Hampden Park.

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Huddersfield Town sign Southern

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Huddersfield Town sign 31-year-old Blackpool midfielder Keith Southern on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

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West Ham submit £17m Carroll bid

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 4:20 pm

West Ham step up interest in Liverpool’s Andy Carroll by making a bid that could break their transfer record.

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Sunderland wait on Brown & Turner

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Sunderland’s Wes Brown is waiting for results on a knee scan as team-mate Michael Turner has a medical at Norwich City.

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Mulumbu set for DR Congo return

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm

West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu agrees to resume playing for DR Congo after quitting international football last year.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Mexico 0-0 South Korea

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Mexico and South Korea battle to a 0-0 draw at Newcastle’s St James’ Park in their opening fixture in Group B.

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Mancini urges swift City signings

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Manager Roberto Mancini believes Manchester City must strengthen their squad if they are to defend the Premier League

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Mancini urges swift City signings

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Manager Roberto Mancini believes Manchester City must strengthen their squad if they are to defend the Premier League

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Capello appointed coach of Russia

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Former England manager Fabio Capello will take over as coach of Russia in a two-year deal, succeeding Dick Advocaat.

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O’Neill to assess first-team pool

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill says pre-season will be his chance to assess the team he will select in August’s opener with Arsenal.

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Ospreys welcome Treviso in opener

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Scarlets will kick off their Heineken Cup campaign in France against Clermont Auvergne.

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Henson is ‘not a publicity stunt’

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 2:31 pm

London Welsh captain Jonathan Mills rejects suggestions the club have signed Gavin Henson as a publicity stunt.

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Keeper Adam signs for St Mirren

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm

St Mirren sign Scotland Under-21 and former Rangers goalkeeper Grant Adam on a two-year contract.

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BBC Radio 5 live in new FA deal

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

The FA agrees a new deal with BBC Sport for radio commentary rights for FA Cup and international matches.

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Pearce hoping for British legacy

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce hopes there will be a GB football team at future Olympic competitions.

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Plymouth set for Griffiths talks

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Plymouth Argyle boss Carl Fletcher will have discussions with Rhys Griffiths about bringing the Welsh striker to Home Park.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Honduras 2-2 Morocco

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Morocco and Honduras share the points in their opening Group D fixture at Glasgow’s Hampden Park following a 2-2 draw.

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Pemberton rejects Crawley offer

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Sheffield United academy manager John Pemberton rejects the opportunity to be the new manager of Crawley Town.

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Pemberton rejects Crawley offer

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Sheffield United academy manager John Pemberton rejects the opportunity to be the new manager of Crawley Town.

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Armitage suspended over drug test

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Toulon and former England flanker Steffon Armitage is provisionally suspended after an abnormal doping test result.

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Welshman Allen in ‘English’ gaffe

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Official Team GB programme lists Wales midfielder Joe Allen as English in another blunder by Olympic organisers.

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London ‘to blame’ for flag error

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 11:56 am

Olympic officials in London say they are to blame for a flag row which jeopardised a women’s football game at Hampden Stadium in Glasgow.

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Moynihan rejects talk of Bale ban

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 11:53 am

British Olympic Association chairman Lord Moynihan rejects Fifa boss Sepp Blatter’s claim Tottenham’s Gareth Bale should be banned.

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Moynihan rejects talk of Bale ban

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 11:53 am

British Olympic Association chairman Lord Moynihan rejects Fifa boss Sepp Blatter’s claim Tottenham’s Gareth Bale should be banned.

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Ulster start at home to Castres

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 11:45 am

Heineken Cup finalists Ulster will begin this season’s competition with a home tie against Castres Olympique.

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Saracens confirm Brussels fixture

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 11:43 am

Saracens are to play one of their home Heineken Cup group matches in the Belgian capital, Brussels, next season.

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Leicester sign Deacon and Phibbs

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

Leicester re-sign back-row forward Brett Deacon from Gloucester and former Exeter scrum-half Pat Phibbs to provide injury cover.

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Aquilani wants Liverpool chance

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 11:02 am

Liverpool’s Alberto Aquilani is puzzled by his past treatment at Anfield but wants to prove himself to Brendan Rodgers.

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Aquilani wants Liverpool chance

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 11:02 am

Liverpool’s Alberto Aquilani is puzzled by his past treatment at Anfield but wants to prove himself to Brendan Rodgers.

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Portsmouth condition ‘critical’

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 11:00 am

Portsmouth’s administrators reiterate their warning that the club is heading for liquidation saying they are in a “critical” condition.

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Portsmouth condition ‘critical’

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 11:00 am

Portsmouth’s administrators reiterate their warning that the club is heading for liquidation saying they are in a “critical” condition.

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Chelsea complete signing of Oscar

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 10:55 am

Chelsea complete the signing of Brazilian playmaker Oscar from Internacional for a fee believed to be about £25m.

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Thornley enjoying Warriors return

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 10:41 am

Wigan Warriors centre Iain Thornley says he is enjoying his return to rugby league after his two-year spell in union with Sale.

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Lock Filipo heads home from Wasps

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

London Wasps lock Ross Filipo returns home to New Zealand for personal reasons and is likely to play there next season.

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Apology over wrong Korean flag

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9:55 am

Olympic organisers apologise to the North Korean women’s football team after they were shown on a screen beside a South Korean flag.

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Lampard keen for new Chelsea deal

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9:44 am

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard wants to extend his contract with the club beyond its expiry next summer.

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Danske Bank to sponsor top flight

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9:21 am

The Irish FA announce Danske Bank as the new title sponsor of the Premiership for the 2012/2013 season.

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Forest complete Collins capture

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 8:48 am

Nottingham Forest sign Wales international defender Danny Collins from Stoke City for an undisclosed fee.

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McLaughlin makes Liverpool debut

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 8:36 am

Northern Ireland defender Ryan McLaughlin makes his debut for Liverpool in a friendly against Roma in Boston on Wednesday.

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Swanson re-energised by Posh move

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 7:58 am

Summer signing Danny Swanson says he is feeling mentally strong and ready to get his career back on track with Peterborough.

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Which men will star in Olympic football?

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 7:33 am

BBC Sport profiles the big names and the rising stars at the Olympic men’s football tournament at London 2012

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Kompany in six-year Man City deal

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 7:21 am

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany signs a new six-year contract with the Premier League champions.

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Kompany in six-year Man City deal

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 6:53 am

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany signs a new six-year contract with the Premier League champions.

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London Olympics begin – in Cardiff

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 6:38 am

Chief sports writer Tom Fordyce watches London 2012 get under way with women’s football – in Wales, two days before the opening ceremony

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London Olympics begin – in Cardiff

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 6:38 am

Chief sports writer Tom Fordyce watches London 2012 get under way with women’s football – in Wales, two days before the opening ceremony

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Allen move inevitable says Walsh

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 5:10 am

Wales coach Osian Roberts and ex-Wales striker Ian Walsh believe Swansea would feel the loss of Joe Allen if he moves to Liverpool.

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VIDEO: Meet Team GB footballers from 1960

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 12:18 am

Captain Mike Greenwood, defender Tommy Thompson and forward Arnold Coates discuss their memories of being part of the last British football team to play at the Olympic Games.

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N Koreans walk off after flag row

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 11:50 pm

The North Korean Women’s football team walk off the pitch at Hampden Park in Glasgow in a row over flags.

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US and N Korea win on opening day

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 10:10 pm

The United States women’s team come back from two goals down to beat France 4-2, while North Korea beat Colombia.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Cameroon 0-5 Brazil

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Brazil put five past Cameroon to open their Group E campaign with an emphatic victory in the women’s Olympic football competition.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Sweden 4-1 South Africa

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Two goals by Lotta Schelin help Sweden to a comfortable 4-1 victory over South Africa in the women’s Olympic football group game in Coventry.

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Opening wins for Japan and Sweden

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Japan’s World Cup-winning women beat Canada while Sweden hammer South Africa in Group F.

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VIDEO: Flag error offends North Koreans

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 9:13 pm

North Korea’s women’s football match against Colombia is delayed as their players refuse to take to the field after their photos are incorrectly shown on the big screen beside the flag of South Korea.

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VIDEO: SA’s Modise scores from centre circle

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Portia Modise scores a long-range effort for South Africa against Sweden in the women’s Olympic football group game in Coventry.

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VIDEO: Highlights: USA 4-2 France

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 8:23 pm

USA come back from 2-0 down to beat France 4-2 on the opening day of the Women’s football.

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Brilliant Brazil hammer Cameroon

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Brazil cruise past Cameroon to open their Group E campaign with a 5-0 victory in the women’s football competition.

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We made history – GB boss Powell

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Great Britain coach Hope Powell backs her team to flourish at the Olympics after their historic victory over New Zealand.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Japan 2-1 Canada

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Two first-half goals help Japan to a 2-1 victory over Canada in the opening game of Group F at the City of Coventry Stadium.

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Helsingborg 3-0 TNS (Agg: 3-0)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 7:11 pm

The New Saints are knocked out of the Champions League in the second qualifying round after losing in Sweden.

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Linfield 0-0 AEL Limassol

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Linfield exit from the Champions League after a creditable goalless draw in the second leg game at Windsor Park.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Great Britain 1-0 New Zealand

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 6:56 pm

A second-half strike by Steph Houghton is enough to give Great Britain’s women a historic win in their opening game against New Zealand in Cardiff.

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