VIDEO: Davies wants to break ‘hierarchy’

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies tells BBC Points West he wants his side to break the “hierarchy” of the Premiership top four and become a “threat” to the likes of Saturday’s opponents Saracens.

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AUDIO: Hill targets ‘weakened’ Quins

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Warriors coach Richard Hill tells BBC Hereford & Worcester that Friday’s trip to Harlequins is tough but winnable.

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Jenkins in as Wales shuffle pack

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Prop Gethin Jenkins returns as Wales make four changes to the pack for Saturday’s match with Australia.

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Newcastle loss galling – Pardew

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

Manager Alan Pardew believes Newcastle United were unfortunate to lose at Stoke City after an improved display.

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Sickness bug affects All Blacks

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 11:29 am

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen says almost all of his squad have suffered with diarrhoea and vomiting.

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Well fail in Randolph ban appeal

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 11:27 am

Motherwell fail to overturn a two-match ban given to Darren Randolph for a kick at Hearts’ Callum Paterson.

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Further injury delay for Morgan

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 11:22 am

Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies confirms injured full-back Olly Morgan will not return to action this season.

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Robertson suffers a broken leg

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 10:56 am

St Johnstone midfielder David Robertson will undergo surgery after having a suspected broken leg confirmed.

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Camacho expected to beat Wales

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 10:30 am

Exeter Chiefs Argentina international Gonzalo Camacho is not surprised that his country beat Wales at Cardiff.

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Lions boss is monitoring Gilroy

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 10:18 am

Ireland wing Craig Gilroy is in contention for a place in the Lions squad to tour Australia after his superb debut against Argentina.

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13-city Euro 2020 interests Scots

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 10:05 am

Scotland will press the case for Glasgow to be included should an idea for Euro 2020 to be hosted by 13 cities be accepted.

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VIDEO: Sale will be desperate – Mallinder

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 10:00 am

Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder tells BBC Northampton that Sale Sharks will be “desperate for a win” in their Premiership match.

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Laudrup lauds ‘fantastic’ Swansea

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:28 am

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup says the 3-1 win over West Brom was the best performance he has seen for “several seasons”.

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Rimmer relishes top-flight chance

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:01 am

Exeter Chiefs prop Carl Rimmer says he finds it hard to believe how well his first season in the Premiership has gone.

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MK v AFC: How I became unemployable

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 8:45 am

Stuart Murdoch remained Wimbledon boss during the club’s upheaval – and paid the price

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Priestland ‘will handle pressure’

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 8:04 am

Scarlets attack coach Mark Jones says Wales fly-half Rhys Priestland will bounce back from his loss of form and confidence.

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England failures ‘left void’ for Neville

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:38 am

Gary Neville discusses missed opportunities with England and the success of Manchester United’s ‘Class of 1992′

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Griffiths rejoins Ospreys on loan

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:35 am

Ospreys sign former player Cai Griffiths on loan from London Irish to help alleviate their prop injury crisis.

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Referee Clattenburg welcomed back

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 12:03 am

Mark Clattenburg is welcomed back as he returns after being cleared of racially abusing Chelsea’s John Mikel Obi.

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VIDEO: Martinez on ‘outstanding’ Wigan

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez says his side “were outstanding” despite losing 2-0 to Manchester City at the DW Stadium.

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Chelsea can win league – Benitez

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez says his side can win the title despite slipping seven points behind Manchester United.

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Mancini: Balotelli is not leaving

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Roberto Mancini says he does not intend to sell Mario Balotelli after the City striker scores in the 2-0 win at Wigan.

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This is a vital period – Ferguson

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says the season is reaching a crucial juncture for his side in their title bid.

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VIDEO: Balotelli didn’t play well – Mancini

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes striker Mario Balotelli “didn’t play very well” despite scoring his first Premier League goal of the season in their 2-0 win over Wigan.

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VIDEO: Adkins disappointed with Norwich goal

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins does not think the free-kick from which Norwich equalised in the 1-1 draw at St. Mary’s should have been awarded.

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Rodgers queries referee decisions

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his side were denied two penalties in the 2-1 defeat at Tottenham.

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VIDEO: Highlights – Hearts 0-4 Celtic

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Champions Celtic move clear at the top of the SPL after a convincing victory over Heart of Midlothian at Tynescastle. BBC Scotland’s Rob Maclean describes the action (UK only).

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VIDEO: ‘Unusual’ early goal pleases Ferguson

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Sir Alex Ferguson describes Manchester United’s 1-0 win over West Ham as a “big moment” for his side.

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VIDEO: Resilient Hammers encourage Allardyce

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Sam Allardyce is encouraged by West Ham’s “resilient” performance after they are narrowly beaten 1-0 by Manchester United.

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VIDEO: Hughton pleased to extend run

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Norwich manager Chris Hughton says his team’s 1-1 Premier League draw with Southampton is a “fair result.”

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VIDEO: Laudrup delights in Swansea display

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup says he enjoyed his side’s “fantastic” display in the first half as they raced into a three-goal lead in the 3-1 win over in-form West Brom.

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Moyes unhappy with referee Oliver

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Everton manager David Moyes is unhappy with the performance of referee Michael Oliver in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal.

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VIDEO: West Brom must take defeat ‘on the chin’

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:14 pm

West Brom manager Steve Clarke praises the display from Swansea after seeing his side go down 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium.

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Lawro’s Premier League predictions

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Mark Lawrenson goes head to head with former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic

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VIDEO: Everton draw ‘was fair’ – Wenger

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes earning a point at Goodison Park “was fair” after his side drew 1-1 against Everton.

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VIDEO: Moyes feels Everton ‘deserved win’

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Everton manager David Moyes believes his side “deserved the victory” in their 1-1 draw against Arsenal at Goodison Park.

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VIDEO: Pulis praises Stoke’s home form

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis praises his side’s good home form after a 2-1 win over Newcastle in the Premier League.

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Blackburn 1-2 Bolton

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Goals from Kevin Davies and Lee Chung-Yong give Bolton a narrow victory over Lancashire rivals Blackburn.

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VIDEO: Newcastle deserved better – Pardew

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says his team deserved a better result than their 2-1 Premier League defeat at Stoke.

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VIDEO: We should have nicked a win – Jol

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Fulham manager Martin Jol believes his side “should have nicked” a win after drawing 0-0 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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VIDEO: Villas-Boas praises ‘amazing’ Bale

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas says Gareth Bale will go “all the way to the top” after the Wales winger scored from a free-kick and set up the other goal in Spurs’ 2-1 victory over Liverpool at White Hart Lane.

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Wigan 0-2 Man City

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Second-half strikes from Mario Balotelli and James Milner help Manchester City overcome a slow start to beat Wigan 2-0.

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VIDEO: Rodgers complains about penalties

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his side should have had two “clear penalties” in the 2-1 defeat by Tottenham.

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VIDEO: Chelsea tempo must improve – Benitez

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez says his side were “well organised” in the 0-0 draw against Fulham, but says they “have to improve”.

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Stoke 2-1 Newcastle

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Stoke come from behind with two late goals in four minutes as Newcastle suffer their fourth successive league defeat.

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Everton 1-1 Arsenal

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Everton fail to capitalise on a dominant display as Arsenal escape with a vital Premier League point at Goodison Park.

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Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Chelsea are still waiting for the first goal of Rafael Benitez’s reign as manager after a drab stalemate with Fulham.

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Lennon wants Celtic consistency

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Celtic manager Neil Lennon urges his side to show consistency following their 4-0 win against Hearts.

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Lennon wants Celtic consistency

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Neil Lennon urges his Celtic side to show more consistency following the SPL leaders’ 4-0 win over Hearts.

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Swansea 3-1 West Brom

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Winger Wayne Routledge scores a brace and Michu strikes the other as Swansea take apart in-form West Brom.

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Southampton 1-1 Norwich

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Referee Mark Clattenburg has a quiet return to action as Saints keeper Paulo Gazzaniga’s mistake hands Norwich a point.

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Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:58 pm

First-half goals from Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale are enough to give Tottenham victory over Liverpool.

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Harte names new-look Tyrone squad

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte makes a major overhaul of his squad including the departure of 11 established players.

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Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Robin van Persie scores after 32 seconds as Manchester United beat West Ham 1-0 to remain top of the Premier League.

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St Johnstone 0-1 Hibernian

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Hibs move up to second place in the Scottish Premier League after a dramatic late win at McDiarmid Park.

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Hearts 0-4 Celtic

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Leaders Celtic return to form in the Scottish Premier League with a ruthless attacking display against Hearts.

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Hearts 0-4 Celtic

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Leaders Celtic return to form in the Scottish Premier League with a ruthless attacking display against Hearts.

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VIDEO: England have ‘good chance’ in Brazil

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Roy Hodgson says his team will have a “good chance” of success in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Ruddy ruled out for three months

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Norwich and England goalkeeper John Ruddy is out for up to three months after sustaining a thigh injury against Everton.

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GB keeper joins Lincoln Ladies

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Lincoln Ladies sign England international goalkeeper Karen Bardsley, who also represented GB at the London Olympics.

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VIDEO: Highlights: England win series against NZ

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:13 pm

An impressive 17-8 win for England Women against world champions New Zealand secures the tri-series with one game left to play.

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England U21s avoid Spain at Euros

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm

England avoid holders and strong favourites Spain in the group stages of the 2013 Uefa Under 21 Championship.

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Killie boss faces two SFA charges

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels is served with two separate notices of complaint from the Scottish FA.

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Hodgson eager for Brazil chance

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Manager Roy Hodgson believes England have a good chance at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil if they qualify.

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SFA set more reconstruction talks

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 5:32 pm

The Scottish FA says it is encouraged by “common ground” over talks on league reconstruction.

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Glentoran players refuse to train

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Glentoran players refuse to train on Tuesday night because they have not been paid their wages by the club.

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Rangers plea after Elgin fiasco

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Rangers urge the Scottish Football League to ensure there is no repeat of ticket problems that struck at Elgin.

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VIDEO: Allardyce condemns racist chants

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says the small minority of fans who make racist chants should be “punished in the correct manner”.

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VIDEO: Mitchell a dynamic coach – Diamond

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Sale’s chief executive Steve Diamond says John Mitchell is a “dynamic” coach, who he believes will save the Sharks from relegation.

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VIDEO: Mitchell confident of Sale survival

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm

John Mitchell says his previous connections with Sale Sharks enticed him back to the club.

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Exiles unsure of Corbisiero stay

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm

London Irish boss Brian Smith admits he is unsure if prop Alex Corbisiero will still be at the club next season.

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Griffiths ‘is key to Cup revenge’

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Former Hibs star Keith Wright says Leigh Griffiths can score the goals to beat rivals Hearts in Sunday’s Scottish Cup tie.

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Fit Pocock poised to face Wales

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Australia flanker David Pocock has recovered from injury to be in contention to face Wales on Cardiff on Saturday.

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MK ‘asked’ not to scout at AFC

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:07 pm

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson says his scouts have been asked not to attend AFC Wimbledon home games ahead of their FA Cup clash.

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Police arrest over racism claim

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Police arrest a 21-year-old man over an alleged racist gesture by a fan during the match between Sunderland and West Brom.

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Muller and Best in Ulster squad

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Captain Johann Muller could make a sooner than expected return for Ulster in Sunday’s Pro12 game against the Scarlets.

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NZ’s Hore banned for five weeks

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 1:43 pm

New Zealand hooker Andrew Hore is banned for five weeks for striking Wales lock Bradley Davies off the ball.

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VIDEO: Find a job with Fulham FC

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Fulham are helping young unemployed people gain valuable skills to empower them to find a job, as Leon Mann reports.

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Mitchell to take charge of Sale

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Chief executive Steve Diamond confirms John Mitchell will oversee first-team affairs at Sale for the rest of the season.

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Champions League could be doubled

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Uefa is considering scrapping the Europa League in favour of doubling the number of teams in the Champions League.

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Laudrup targets 20-point marker

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Swansea City will be halfway to Premier League survival if they beat West Brom on Wednesday, says boss Michael Laudrup.

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Gers ‘could have stayed in SPL’

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm

An earlier decision on Rangers’ big tax case would have kept the club in the SPL, says chief executive Charles Green.

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VIDEO: Torres ‘can improve with help’

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Rafael Benitez is “sure” Fernando Torres can improve his form, but says “the team has to help” the struggling Spanish striker.

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VIDEO: Wenger hopes Wilshere will stay

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Arsene Wenger hopes midfielder Jack Wilshere will commit his long-term future to the club as he seeks to build a squad of talented young British players.

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Jones bullish over Owls future

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:14 am

Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones has questioned the sense in sacking him because of the club’s current poor run.

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Scots fans united behind change

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:13 am

A redistribution of wealth is as important as the size of any new leagues, say Scottish football fans groups.

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Forest’s Cox out for two months

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:57 am

Nottingham Forest boss Sean O’Driscoll expects striker Simon Cox to be out for two months with an ankle ligament injury.

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Stockport agree Edgeley Park deal

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:35 am

Stockport County reach an agreement with Cheshire Sport and will now run Edgeley Park on a day-to-day basis.

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Ex-boss Wilkinson remembers Speed

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:03 am

Former Leeds manager Howard Wilkinson pays tribute to the late Gary Speed on the first anniversary of his death.

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Lambert stands by Bent omission

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 8:23 am

Paul Lambert defends his decision to again omit Darren Bent from his squad, following his side’s 1-0 win over Reading.

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Prop Jarvis ruled out for season

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 8:04 am

Ospreys prop Aaron Jarvis is out for the season after a knee injury sustained in Wales’ defeat by New Zealand.

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Chelsea regret Clattenburg ordeal

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:19 am

Chelsea say they “regret” the way they handled their claim that referee Mark Clattenburg used racial language.

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Jenkins admits Wales wake-up call

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:08 am

Toulon prop Gethin Jenkins admits being dropped twice by Wales has been “a kick up the backside” this autumn.

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Cardiff resilience pleases Mackay

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:00 am

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay hails the character of his team after battling to a 1-1 draw with 10 men at Derby.

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Sporting spotlight: Robbie Fowler

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:38 am

“I’ve still got the white suit and I’m going to loan it to the National Football Museum for an exhibition they’re doing on fashion in football”

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England Under-16s play a key role – Neville

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:26 am

Former England defender Phil Neville discusses the crucial role his youth international career played in his development.

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Ipswich 3-1 Nott’m Forest

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:20 am

Ipswich Town beat Nottingham Forest to record a rare home win and move out of the bottom three of the Championship.

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England beat NZ to secure series

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 11:44 pm

England Women defeat world champions New Zealand 17-8 in Aldershot to win the three-Test series with a game to spare.

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Hull City 0-0 Crystal Palace

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Crystal Palace miss the chance to move back to the top of the Championship after a goalless draw with Hull City.

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QPR display encourages Redknapp

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 11:15 pm

QPR boss Harry Redknapp believes his side can turn their season around after their goalless draw at Sunderland.

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