Reading sign Portuguese defender

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Sporting Lisbon captain and defender Daniel Carrico joins Reading on a two-an-a-half-year contract.

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Cudicini leaves Spurs for Galaxy

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Carlo Cudicini leaves Tottenham Hotspur to sign for Los Angeles Galaxy after four years at White Hart Lane.

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Simpson injury blow for Newcastle

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Newcastle right-back Danny Simpson is set to miss the next three to four games with a broken toe.

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NG Dragons 3-14 Ospreys

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 6:00 pm

The Ospreys battle to only their second away win over Newport Gwent Dragons as Eli Walker and Ashley Beck touch down.

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Gibson facing four-week lay-off

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is set to be sidelined for a month because of a thigh strain.

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Lock Peers signs Ospreys contract

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Twenty-one-year-old lock Lloyd Peers signs a deal that keeps him at the Ospreys until the summer of 2015.

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Ipswich pushing for Campbell deal

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Ipswich top scorer DJ Campbell will return to parent club QPR this week but could return to Portman Road in January.

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Pardew hoping that Ba will stay

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew hopes striker Demba Ba will remain at the club after the January transfer window.

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Hook added to Wales injury list

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Perpignan fly-half James Hook joins Wales’ injury list, but is expected to be fit for the start of the 2013 Six Nations.

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Mancini hints at January signings

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Roberto Mancini says internationals and injuries list could see Manchester City make signings in January.

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Hearts face signing restrictions

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Hearts will be subject to player registration restrictions until the summer after being found in breach of SPL rules.

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Jeffrey not giving up title chase

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Linfield manager David Jeffrey says he will not be giving up the title chase as the Blues prepare to face Cliftonville.

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Olympian Campbell helps Gestede

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell is behind Cardiff City match-winner Rudy Gestede’s return to fitness.

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Dragons ‘should sell Faletau now’

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 11:43 am

Michael Owen says the Dragons should consider cashing in ahead of Toby Faletau’s ‘inevitable’ 2014 exit.

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Hearts may seek SPL compensation

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 11:30 am

Hearts are considering asking the SPL for compensation after the late call-off of Saturday’s match at Ross County.

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McPhail ‘coach material’ – Mackay

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 11:20 am

Cardiff City midfielder Stephen McPhail possess the attributes to become a coach according to his manager Malky Mackay.

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Blackpool v Hull City

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s game between Blackpool and Hull City in the Championship.

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Farrell to get time at fly-half

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:18 am

Saracens boss Mark McCall promises Owen Farrell time at fly-half ahead of England’s Six Nations campaign.

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Coleman signs new Everton deal

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:17 am

Everton defender Seamus Coleman signs a new five-and-a-half-year contract with the Premier League club.

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Wigan in first profit in years

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:09 am

Premier League football club Wigan Athletic posts its first profit in years as it trims salaries and cuts debt.

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Brazil return may revitalise Milan striker Pato

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:08 am

Brazilian sports therapists could get Alexandre Pato’s career back on track, says South American football expert Tim Vickery.

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VIDEO: MOTD3′s Team of 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 8:21 am

Colin Murray is joined by Alan Shearer and Pat Nevin for the final Match of the Day 3 of 2012, where they discuss who deserves to be in their Premier League Team of the Year.

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VIDEO: Highlights – Dundee Utd 3-4 St Mirren

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm

St Mirren emerge victorious against Dundee United in this thrilling last SPL match of 2012. BBC Scotland’s Paul Mitchell describes the action from Tannadice (UK only).

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Garth Crooks’s team of the week

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Do you agree with our football expert’s side this week?

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QPR can beat the drop – Redknapp

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Manager Harry Redknapp insists his QPR side can still avoid relegation, despite a comprehensive 3-0 defeat by Liverpool.

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QPR can beat the drop – Redknapp

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Harry Redknapp insists his QPR side can still avoid relegation, despite a comprehensive 3-0 defeat by Liverpool.

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Moyes sorry for ref confrontation

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 6:56 pm

David Moyes apologises to Howard Webb for confronting the referee on the pitch after the 2-1 defeat by Chelsea.

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VIDEO: I’ll keep QPR safe – Redknapp

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 6:38 pm

QPR manager Harry Redknapp believes he can get the club “out of trouble” despite suffering a 3-0 defeat at home by Liverpool.

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VIDEO: Pascoe praise for ‘superb’ Suarez

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe praises the “superb” Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan forward scored twice in a 3-0 Premier League win over QPR.

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No big change at Barnet – Davids

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Barnet head coach Edgar Davids says the side will not be affected too much by the departure of joint-boss Mark Robson.

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QPR 0-3 Liverpool

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 6:11 pm

A woeful QPR display intensifies their relegation fears as they are beaten by a Luis Suarez-inspired Liverpool at Loftus Road.

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AUDIO: Mallinder aims to defy critics

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder tells BBC Radio Northampton that some pundits have “already written them off” but they thrive on that.

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Lawro’s Premier League predictions

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Mark Lawrenson goes head to head with R&B star Lethal Bizzle on the weekend Premier League fixtures

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Lampard not in talks on new deal

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Chelsea’s Frank Lampard says there is no sign of a contract extension at Stamford Bridge despite his good form.

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Graft pays dividends for Buddies

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 5:47 pm

St Mirren boss Danny Lennon hails his side’s work rate after the 4-3 victory against Dundee United.

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AUDIO: Sarries did not capitalise – McCall

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall tells BBC Three Counties Radio that he felt his side did not make the most of their dominance during their 17-16 win over Northampton Saints.

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Dundee Utd 3-4 St Mirren

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

St Mirren get the better of Dundee United in a seven-goal Scottish Premier League encounter on Tayside.

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VIDEO: Benitez tight-lipped on Lampard

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Chelsea’s interim manager Rafa Benitez would not be drawn on the future of Frank Lampard following his team’s 2-1 victory over Everton.

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Saracens 17-16 Northampton Saints

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Saracens go second in the Premiership table with a narrow 17-16 victory over Northampton at Stadium MK.

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VIDEO: Everton gave everything – Moyes

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Manager David Moyes says Everton “gave everything” in their 2-1 Premier League defeat by Chelsea at Goodison Park.

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Guscott’s Premiership predictions

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm

The former England and Lions centre gives his verdict on the weekend’s Premiership games

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Everton 1-2 Chelsea

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Frank Lampard scores both Chelsea goals as the Blues come from behind to earn a 2-1 win at Everton.

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VIDEO: No contract talks yet – Lampard

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Chelsea captain Frank Lampard admits there is still no resolution to his ongoing contract situation with the club, after his brace helps Chelsea to a 2-1 win over Everton.

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Ospreys’ Webb banned for stamping

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Rhys Webb is banned for a week after a Pro12 disciplinary hearing finds him guilty of stamping on a Scarlets player.

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McCarthy laps up Wolves reception

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy says he was touched by the reception he got from Wolves fans in his new side’s 2-0 win.

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Newcastle set to bring in Debuchy

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Newcastle agree a deal to sign France defender Mathieu Debuchy from Lille, according to the Press Association.

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Flitcroft is temporary Tykes boss

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Barnsley confirm David Flitcroft will take charge of the side at Peterborough on Tuesday after Keith Hill’s sacking.

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Rodgers to miss QPR game with bug

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will miss his side’s Premier League match at QPR on Sunday because of a virus.

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FA Cup tie racism investigation

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

The FA to investigate allegations a player was racially abused after the Macclesfield and Barrow FA Cup match.

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Ferguson rules out Nani departure

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 11:57 am

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson insists winger Nani will not be sold in the January transfer window.

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Jeremy Guscott Q&A

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 11:03 am

BBC Sport’s rugby union expert on the team of 2012, Six Nations and Heineken Cup contenders and more

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Humphreys fears Faletau’s threat

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 10:14 am

Ospreys forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys says Dragons number eight Toby Faletau is a “genuinely world-class” player.

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Graham committed to Swans future

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 10:09 am

Striker Danny Graham hopes his goal-scoring show in a rare start at Fulham proves he still has plenty to offer Swansea.

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2012 – a remarkable year for football

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 9:57 am

Chief football writer Phil McNulty looks back on the footballing dramas that unfolded in 2012

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Brown: Considine loss a huge blow

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 9:57 am

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown says Andrew Considine’s broken leg is a ‘major disappointment’ for player and club.

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Hill demands heart from QPR squad

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 9:00 am

Veteran defender Clint Hill says players not prepared to battle for QPR should leave the Loftus Road club immediately.

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Leinster 17-0 Connacht

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Tries from Ian Madigan and Jack McGrath help Leinster to a comfortable 17-0 derby victory over Connacht at the RDS.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Munster 24-10 Ulster

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Pro12 leaders Ulster lose their unbeaten record in the league after a defeat by Irish rivals Munster at Thomond Park.

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Wenger hopeful over Walcott deal

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Theo Walcott’s hat-trick in the 7-3 win over Newcastle will not have an impact on his Arsenal future, says Arsene Wenger.

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Player gets two yellows but no red

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Referee Mick Russell is to be investigated for his failure to send off the Sheffield Wednesday player he booked twice.

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VIDEO: Tough day for Newcastle – Pardew

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says it was “a tough day” for the club after suffering a 7-3 defeat away at Arsenal.

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VIDEO: Wenger praises ‘great’ Walcott

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praises Theo Walcott’s “great” performance, after the striker scored a hat-trick in their 7-3 win over Newcastle.

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Villa will not go down – Lambert

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists they will avoid relegation from the Premier League despite their disastrous Christmas.

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VIDEO: Walcott coy on future after hat-trick

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott remains coy on his future at the club, after scoring a hat-trick in Arsenal’s 7-3 win over Newcastle.

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Brighton 1-3 Watford

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Matej Vydra scores two in two minutes to keep Watford in the Championship play-off places with a win at Brighton.

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Wrexham 2-2 Tamworth

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Dean Keates is sent off for two bookable offences as Wrexham twice surrender the lead against Tamworth.

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Broken leg for Dons’ Considine

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Aberdeen confirm that defender Andrew Considine suffered a broken leg during his side’s 3-1 win over Dundee.

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Murphy poised for Motherwell exit

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall says forward Jamie Murphy could leave the Fir Park club early in January.

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Nott’m Forest 2-2 Crystal Palace

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Nottingham Forest secure a late draw at home to Crystal Palace in Alex McLeish’s first game in charge at the City Ground.

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Huddersfield 0-0 Sheffield Wed

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Referee Mick Russell books a player twice but fails to send him off as Huddersfield draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

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Hull City 2-0 Leeds United

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Hull move within two points of Championship leaders Cardiff with a comfortable victory over Yorkshire rivals Leeds.

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Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Theo Walcott scores a hat-trick as Arsenal beat Newcastle in a 10-goal thriller to go fifth in the Premier League.

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Ulster suffer first league defeat

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Ulster suffer their first defeat of this season’s Pro12 League with a 24-10 loss against Munster at Thomond Park.

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We will fight for title – Mancini

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Roberto Mancini says Manchester City will not give up their Premier League title without a fight, after beating Norwich.

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Nzonzi red card frustrates Pulis

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis believes Southampton’s Jack Cork may have contributed to the red card shown to Steven Nzonzi.

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Leicester 17-12 Gloucester

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Anthony Allen’s try proves the difference for Leicester in a hard-fought 17-12 Premiership win over Gloucester.

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Fenlon awaits Griffiths decision

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Manager Pat Fenlon admits his bid to keep on-loan striker Leigh Griffiths at Hibernian is no nearer a resolution.

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Team set-up was my fault – Lennon

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Celtic manager Neil Lennon admits he must shoulder some of the blame for his side’s defeat to Hibernian at Easter Road.

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AUDIO: Penalty try hard to take – Baxter

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Exeter head coach Rob Baxter tells BBC Radio Devon his side suffered from not taking their chances in the 12-12 draw with Bath.

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Middlesbrough 4-2 Blackpool

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Middlesbrough maintain the pressure on Cardiff and Hull at the top of the Championship with victory over Blackpool.

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Hill sacked as Barnsley manager

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Barnsley sack manager Keith Hill after they drop to the foot of the Championship with a 3-1 home defeat by Blackburn.

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VIDEO: Huge errors cost West Ham – Allardyce

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:28 pm

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says his side suffered from two “huge mistakes” that led to a 1-0 defeat by Premier League strugglers Reading.

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VIDEO: Reading resilience key for McDermott

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Reading manager Brain McDermott says his side have discovered what it takes to get results in the Premier League, after beating West Ham 1-0 at the Madejski Stadium.

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Burnley 0-1 Leicester

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm

David Nugent scores against his former club – his 12th goal of the season – as Leicester beat Burnley 1-0.

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VIDEO: Clarke on Baggies’ fantastic year

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Steve Clarke says despite the 2-0 defeat away to Manchester United it has been a fantastic year for West Bromwich Albion

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Wolves 0-2 Ipswich

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Mick McCarthy enjoys a winning return to Molineux as his Ipswich side pile further misery on former club Wolves.

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VIDEO: Pulis praises ‘fantastic’ Jerome

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Stoke manager Tony Pulis praises his “fantastic” striker Cameron Jerome for his “wonderful” last-minute equaliser as Stoke draw 3-3 against Southampton.

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VIDEO: Swansea goals were Christmas gifts – Jol

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Fulham manager Martin Jol says the goals scored by Swansea in their 2-1 win at Craven Cottage were “Christmas presents”.

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VIDEO: Laudrup pleased to win without Michu

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is delighted with their 2-1 victory at Fulham with a much-changed line-up.

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VIDEO: Win ‘very significant’ – Martinez

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Wigan Manager Roberto Martinez says his team’s 3-0 victory over struggling Aston Villa is ‘very significant’.

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Edinburgh 17-21 Glasgow (31-44 agg)

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Glasgow win the 1872 Cup for a fourth successive year after an entertaining derby with Edinburgh at Murrayfield.

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Stoke 3-3 Southampton

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:03 pm

A spectacular late Cameron Jerome effort grabs Stoke a last-minute draw at home to Southampton.

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VIDEO: Adkins ‘delighted’ despite draw

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins says he is “delighted” with a point despite his side letting a two-goal lead slip as they draw 3-3 away at Stoke.

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VIDEO: Mancini bemused by Nasri red card

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is pleased his side came through a tough game at Carrow Road, in which they had Samir Nasri sent off, to claim a 4-3 win over Norwich.

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Norwich 3-4 Man City

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Edin Dzeko scores twice as 10-man Manchester City hold off a determined Norwich to win a pulsating game at Carrow Road.

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VIDEO: Norwich character pleases Hughton

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton is delighted with the spirit and character shown by his side as they played out a hard-fought 4-3 defeat against Manchester City at Carrow Road.

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VIDEO: Lambert understands fans’ frustration

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Aston Villa Manager Paul Lambert says it’s his responsibility to the fans to return his team to winning ways following Villa’s 0-3 defeat by Wigan.

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VIDEO: Conditions ‘tough’ in home win – Ferguson

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Sir Alex Ferguson admits the conditions at Old Trafford made it “tough going” as Manchester United beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0.

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Fulham 1-2 Swansea

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Danny Graham and Jonathan de Guzman score against Fulham as Swansea win their first Premier League game in five.

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Aston Villa 0-3 Wigan

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Wigan move out of the relegation zone and above Aston Villa with an emphatic victory over their hosts at Villa Park.

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