Scotland job too soon for Davies

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Former Motherwell manager Billy Davies rules himself out of the running for the vacant Scotland manager’s position.

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Birmingham 3-2 Middlesbrough

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Marlon King scores twice as Birmingham recover from twice falling behind to deny Middlesbrough a top two spot.

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Players not committed – Armstrong

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Former Scotland captain Gary Armstrong expresses doubts over the passion of the current crop of players.

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Harlequins 22-19 Worcester

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Nick Evans lands a late drop-goal to give Premiership leaders Harlequins a narrow victory over Worcester Warriors.

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Sale 16-27 Northampton

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Northampton run in three tries to beat Sale and move up to second in the Premiership table behind Harlequins.

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Bradford 1-1 Brentford

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 9:41 pm

James Hanson’s second-half strike earns Bradford an FA Cup second-round replay with League One high-flyers Brentford.

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Ospreys 33-12 Cardiff Blues

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Ospreys move up to fourth in the Pro12 following a convincing win over Welsh rivals Cardiff Blues at the Liberty Stadium.

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Lennon urges SFA to communicate

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Celtic manager Neil Lennon urges the Scottish FA to issue guidelines to managers on commenting about referees.

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Man City spend most on agent fees

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Manchester City spend more than any other Premier League side on agents’ fees over the past year at £10.54m.

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VIDEO: A look ahead to MK Dons v Wimbledon

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm

MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon prepare to meet for the first time after being drawn together in the FA Cup second round.

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VIDEO: BBC Sport’s Premier League preview

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 6:57 pm

BBC Sport brings you the managers’ thoughts ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action.

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Dempsey sale was inevitable – Jol

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Fulham boss Martin Jol insists there was nothing he could have done to prevent Clint Dempsey leaving Craven Cottage last summer.

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Cheltenham v Hereford

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Monday’s FA Cup second round tie between Cheltenham and Hereford (19:45 GMT).

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Evans late withdrawal for Wales

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Ospreys lock Ian Evans is a late injury withdrawal for Wales ahead of their autumn clash with Australia on Saturday.

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Is this football’s fiercest derby?

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Burnley host Blackburn in the Championship as the Clarets try to steal the bragging rights for the first time in 33 years

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England face New Zealand in 2013

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5:30 pm

England will face Australia, Argentina and New Zealand on successive weekends in their autumn Tests in 2013.

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England face New Zealand in 2013

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5:30 pm

England will face Australia, Argentina and New Zealand on successive weekends in their autumn Tests in 2013.

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VIDEO: Bale not for sale – Villas-Boas

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas insists that it would be “impossible” for Gareth Bale to move to Real Madrid in the January transfer window.

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VIDEO: Chelsea slowly improving – Benitez

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez insists the team are slowly improving under his guidance.

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VIDEO: Monsieur Barton demonstrates French accent

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Joey Barton gives Football Focus’s Dan Walker a sample of the French accent that caused headlines earlier this week.

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Robshaw learns Bok defeat lessons

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 4:03 pm

England captain Chris Robshaw learns lessons after his decision-making was criticised in defeat to South Africa.

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VIDEO: ‘Reading players are good enough’

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Reading boss Brian McDermott is confident that his team are good enough to stay in the Premier League.

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I’m right for Reading – McDermott

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Reading’s Brian McDermott is convinced the club’s fortunes will turn and that he can keep them in the Premier League.

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VIDEO: No problem with Bates – Grayson

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson speaks to BBC Look North ahead of his first match against former side Leeds United on Saturday.

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Club unlikely to appeal Lomas ban

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm

St Johnstone chairman Steve Brown indicates that the club will not appeal the lengthy ban given to manager Steve Lomas.

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Beckham set for talks with Monaco

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Former England captain David Beckham is expected to start negotiations at the weekend over a possible move to Monaco.

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Doncaster defends health of SPL

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster defends the financial health of the 12 member clubs.

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Doncaster defends health of SPL

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster defends the financial health of the 12 member clubs.

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Reds set for tough trip to Ports

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Irish Premiership leaders Cliftonville face a testing trip to Shamrock Park to play Portadown as they defend their seven-point lead.

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Reds set for tough trip to Ports

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Irish Premiership leaders Cliftonville face a testing trip to Shamrock Park to play Portadown as they defend their seven-point lead.

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VIDEO: Is South Africa ready for Nations Cup?

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

BBC Sport’s Giles Goford looks at whether the 2010 World Cup hosts have learnt the lessons in time to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013.

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VIDEO: Is South Africa ready for Nations Cup?

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

BBC Sport’s Giles Goford looks at whether the 2010 World Cup hosts have learnt the lessons in time to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013.

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VIDEO: MK tie just another game – Gregory

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm

AFC Wimbledon midfielder Steven Gregory tells BBC Sport that the players are trying to treat their FA Cup second round tie at MK Dons as just another game.

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Barton wants to stay at Marseille

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Joey Barton hopes Harry Redknapp can inspire Queens Park Rangers but plans to stay at Marseille if they go down.

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Mourinho not feeling any pressure

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho rejects suggestions his job is under pressure ahead of the Madrid derby.

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VIDEO: QPR spirit pleases Harry Redknapp

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Harry Redknapp says he is delighted with the “spirit” in the Queens Park Rangers squad and now wants all three points against Aston Villa this weekend.

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VIDEO: Barton fears QPR will be relegated

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Joey Barton believes his parent club QPR will be relegated from the Premier League barring “a massive turnaround in fortunes”.

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VIDEO: Away games getting tougher – Ferguson

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Premier League away trips are “getting more difficult”.

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Saracens v Gloucester (Sun)

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Exeter host Wasps in Sunday’s Premiership fixture at Vicarage Road (15:00 GMT)

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Villas-Boas warns Modric on Bale

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Andre Villas-Boas tells Luka Modric to concentrate on playing for Real Madrid rather than speculating about Gareth Bale’s future.

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Spurs’ Rose ‘playing for future’

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Sunderland loanee Danny Rose says he is playing for his future with his career at parent club Tottenham uncertain.

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Crystal Palace v Brighton

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s game between Crystal Palace and Brighton in the Championship.

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Grayson hits out at Leeds legend

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson criticises Leeds director Peter Lorimer for comments made after the club sacked him.

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A day with Joey Barton

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:10 pm

“He loves Marseille and their loyal fans have fallen in love with him” – Dan Walker meets Joey Barton

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VIDEO: Burns ready for ‘learning curve’

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Gloucester fly-half Freddie Burns tells BBC Sport he is ready to embrace the “huge learning curve” of stepping up for his England debut against New Zealand.

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140 years since the first Scotland-England game

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

This St Andrew’s Day marks the 140th anniversary of the first international football match – Scotland v England

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Bolton v Ipswich

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s game between Bolton and Ipswich in the Championship.

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Lambert rejects Bent speculation

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

Paul Lambert insists it is “pure fabrication” to suggest Darren Bent is not featuring in the first team due to financial reasons.

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Swansea suffer Hernandez injury

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:35 am

Winger Pablo Hernandez suffers a thigh injury ruling him out of Swansea City’s Premier League trip to Arsenal on Saturday.

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Africa Cup of Nations: 50 days to go

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:25 am

Following a successful hosting of the 2010 World Cup, is South Africa ready to tackle its own continent?

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Mills ready for ‘massive’ derby

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:24 am

London Welsh captain Jonathan Mills says they are ready for Saturday’s “massive” derby with neighbours London Irish.

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Vidic poised for Man Utd comeback

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:00 am

Nemanja Vidic could return from a knee injury to face Cluj in the Champions League on 5 December.

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‘Gay players would be accepted’

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

Gareth Southgate says gay footballers would be accepted by team-mates but fears the “reaction” from fans.

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VIDEO: Nothing beats Burnley v Blackburn intensity

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

Blackburn boss Henning Berg says no other game he played in matched the “intensity” of the East Lancashire derby against Burnley.

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Blackpool surface causing concern

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:03 am

Alex Baptiste says the poor condition of the pitch at Bloomfield Road is not helping Blackpool improve their home form.

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From substance abuse to Cup heroics

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 9:57 am

Harrogate Town striker Chib Chilaka talks about coaching a team of recovering substance abusers and FA Cup heroics.

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Adams confident of Cup progress

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 9:55 am

Manager Derek Adams hopes Ross County will be the first name in the hat for the Scottish Cup fifth-round draw.

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VIDEO: Wing wizard Williams wows Wallabies

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 9:26 am

BBC Sport looks back at two wonderful Shane Williams tries against the Wallabies ahead of Saturday’s autumn international between Wales and Australia.

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Grainger faces nine-month absence

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8:25 am

A serious knee injury will keep Hearts left-back Danny Grainger out of the first team for up to nine months.

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VIDEO: Rankings are irrelevant – Gatland

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:35 am

Warren Gatland plays down the fact Wales need to beat Australia to ensure they do not drop out of the top eight in the IRB world rankings.

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VIDEO: Rankings are irrelevant – Gatland

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:35 am

Warren Gatland plays down the fact Wales need to beat Australia to ensure they do not drop out of the top eight in the IRB world rankings.

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Derby weekend in the Championship

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:23 am

Football League Friday features five derby clashes and a return to Cardiff for Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones.

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Ease burden on Gerrard – Rodgers

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:21 am

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers calls on his players to ease the pressure on captain Steven Gerrard.

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Wales need to win, says Cuthbert

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:19 am

Alex Cuthbert says Wales have to beat Australia in the final game of a difficult autumn campaign.

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Can England beat New Zealand?

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 6:34 am

“When New Zealand finally break you open, it’s all over,” warns former England and Lions centre Jeremy Guscott

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Scolari angers Brazil’s bankers

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:32 am

The new coach of Brazil’s national football team, Luiz Felipe Scolari, says staff at the country’s largest public bank have an easy life, sparking a row.

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Tottenham attack fans given ban

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:18 am

Two AS Roma fans charged after a violent attack on Tottenham supporters are banned from all sporting events for five years.

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Farrell defends Robshaw captaincy

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm

England fly-half Owen Farrell says he did not challenge Chris Robshaw over the controversial penalty against South Africa.

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Five reasons why Wales must beat Australia

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm

The Six Nations champions are desperate to end a dismal autumn on a high to offer encouragement for the months ahead

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Farrell at fly-half for England

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Owen Farrell starts as England fly-half in place of the injured Toby Flood against New Zealand.

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McLean back as England swap seven

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm

England Women make seven changes as they go in search of a 3-0 series victory over New Zealand.

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VIDEO: Gerrard ‘carries’ team – Rodgers

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers invites his players to step up, saying Steven Gerrard has “carried this club for nearly 13 years”.

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Brazil turn the page by turning back the clock

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Popular choice Scolari holds off Guardiola for Brazil’s top job

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VIDEO: Farrell relishes England return

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Returning England fly-half, Owen Farrell is looking forward to his first international start since the summer tour against the New Zealand All Blacks on Saturday.

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Lock Davies suffers "memory loss"

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Warren Gatland says Wales have moved on from Andrew Hore’s strike on Bradley Davies, who reveals he has suffered memory loss.

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Lock Davies suffers "memory loss"

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Warren Gatland says Wales have moved on from Andrew Hore’s strike on Bradley Davies, who reveals he has suffered memory loss.

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England v New Zealand (Sat)

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Preview of Saturday’s autumn international between England and New Zealand.

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Glens players ‘had to make stand’

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Colin Nixon says the Glentoran squad was left with “no option” but to boycott training after not being paid for eight weeks.

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Ardley battles media spotlight

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley says it has been difficult to focus on preparing his team for the FA Cup tie at MK Dons.

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Premier League’s most wanted

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Why coveted Atletico Madrid striker Falcao and the Premier League could be a perfect fit

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Wales v Australia (Sat)

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Preview of Saturday’s autumn international between Wales and Australia.

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VIDEO: Ardley aims to make AFC fans proud

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 5:39 pm

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley tells BBC Sport he hopes his side make their fans proud when they meet Milton Keynes Dons in their FA Cup second round tie, the first time the two clubs have met.

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VIDEO: Lancaster undaunted by All Blacks

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Stuart Lancaster is undaunted by the challenge of facing world number ones New Zealand following losses to Australia and South Africa.

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Adkins gives Gazzaniga backing

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins has given his backing to under-fire keeper Paulo Gazzaniga after his mistake against Norwich on Wednesday.

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Danaher urges London Irish calm

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:57 pm

London Irish captain Declan Danaher calls for calm at the club ahead of Saturday’s crucial Premiership clash against London Welsh.

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Dickson backs Quins to recover

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Harlequins scrum-half Karl Dickson backs the Premiership leaders to forget their defeat by Bath when they face Worcester.

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Messi shortlisted for Ballon d’Or

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta are named on a three-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or prize.

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VIDEO: Roy Hodgson: Under-21 experience crucial

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

England manager Roy Hodgson says it’s crucial for young players to get experience at Under-21 level.

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VIDEO: Savage on Barton’s French accent

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Robbie Savage answers the best of your tweets in ‘Savage Says’ – this week’s topics include Newcastle’s poor form and Joey Barton’s adoption of a French accent.

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New deal for Bolton keeper Bogdan

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Goalkeeper Adam Bogdan signs a new contract that will keep him at Bolton Wanderers until the summer of 2015.

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Shiels vows not to be suppressed

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels insists he will not be silenced as he faces two notices of complaint from the Scottish FA.

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How do the All Blacks stay so successful?

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm

BBC Sport’s chief sports writer Tom Fordyce and what makes the World Champions so successful.

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Scolari reappointed Brazil boss

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm

World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is appointed as Brazil manager and will lead his team at the 2014 World Cup.

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Pocock returns to Australia team

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Australia make three changes for Saturday’s Test against Wales in Cardiff, including the return of open-side flanker David Pocock.

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Fulham did not value me – Dempsey

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Tottenham forward Clint Dempsey says he left Fulham in the summer because he did not feel appreciated by the club.

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Tokely blast at Inverness jeers

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Ross Tokely brands Inverness fans a disgrace for the abuse he received on his return as a Ross County player.

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VIDEO: Mascot Dog dances ‘Gangnam Style’

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Southampton mascot Sammy Saint entertains the crowd at half-time during the 1-1 draw with Norwich with his own rendition of Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’.

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Townsend rules out Scotland job

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Glasgow’s Gregor Townsend does not want to be considered for the vacant post of Scotland head coach.

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Hughton laments ‘handball’ goal

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Norwich boss Chris Hughton believes Southampton’s goal in their 1-1 draw should have been ruled out for handball.

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AUDIO: Booth ‘encouraged’ by Quins win

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Bath coach Toby Booth tells BBC Radio Bristol his side will take confidence from their win over champions Harlequins when they meet last year’s runners-up Leicester.

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