Man Utd 2-0 West Brom

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Manchester United will start 2013 with a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League after victory over West Brom.

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Cardiff 1-0 Millwall

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Cardiff stay five points clear at the top of the Championship thanks to Rudy Gestede’s winner against Millwall.

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Exeter 12-12 Bath

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5:10 pm

A late penalty try denies Exeter a first ever win over Bath in front of a sell-out crowd at Sandy Park.

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Ballinamallard Utd 1-3 Crusaders

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Crusaders remain nine points off the top of the Premiership after an impressive 3-1 comeback victory over Ballinamallard.

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VIDEO: Live – Munster v Ulster

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Live coverage of Saturday’s Pro12 game between Munster and Ulster at Thomond Park.

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Hibernian 1-0 Celtic

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5:02 pm

On-loan Leigh Griffiths’ 14th goal of the season gives Hibernian their first Easter Road win over Celtic since 2008.

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London Welsh 15-34 London Wasps

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Wasps record their first Premiership away win in over a year with four second-half tries to sink London Welsh 34-15.

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Dundee 1-3 Aberdeen

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Niall McGinn’s hat-trick gives Aberdeen to a deserved win against bottom side Dundee at Dens Park in the SPL.

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St Johnstone 0-0 Inverness CT

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Inverness fail to score in the SPL for the first time this season as they are held to a draw away to St Johnstone.

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Motherwell 2-2 Kilmarnock

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Jamie Murphy and Henrik Ojamaa score for Motherwell as they come from two goals down to grab a draw at Fir Park.

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Reading 1-0 West Ham

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Reading earn their second Premier League win of the season through Pavel Pogrebnyak’s early goal against West Ham United.

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Hearts angered by late call-off

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Hearts managing director David Southern slams the timing of the decision to postpone their game at Ross County.

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Harlequins 26-15 London Irish

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Harlequins extend their lead at the top of the Premiership with a 26-15 win over struggling London Irish at Twickenham.

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Bale rejects diving accusations

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Gareth Bale says he is being unfairly called a diver after receiving a third yellow card this season for simulation.

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VIDEO: O’Neill can’t fault players’ commitment

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill says he can’t “fault the commitment” shown by his players despite the 2-1 defeat at home by Tottenham Hotspur.

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VIDEO: Bale frustrated by diving bookings

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Tottenham’s Gareth Bale says that referees need to “look closer” and see the contact after he picked up his third booking of the season for diving.

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VIDEO: Bale booking ‘tremendously unfair’

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is pleased with his team’s “deserved” 2-1 win at Sunderland but is concerned that winger Gareth Bale is being unfairly punished by referees.

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Sunderland 1-2 Tottenham

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Tottenham move up to third in the Premier League after coming back from a goal down to beat Sunderland.

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Queen’s Park 0-1 Rangers

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Fraser Aird scores his first goal for Rangers as the Hampden visitors beat a 10-man spirited Queen’s Park side.

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Livingston P-P Hamilton Accies

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Livingston’s First Division match against Hamilton is called off due to a waterlogged pitch after heavy rain.

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Mitchell quits role as Sale coach

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Former All Blacks coach John Mitchell quits Sale Sharks after one month in charge to return to South Africa.

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Stoney strives to top superb 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:16 am

England and team GB captain Casey Stoney says the only way to top an incredible 2012 would be by winning Euro 2013

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Keshi to accept Shittu request

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:53 am

The Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi accepts Millwall defender Danny Shittu’s request not to be considered for the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Keshi to accept Shittu request

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:53 am

The Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi accepts Millwall defender Danny Shittu’s request not to be considered for the Africa Cup of Nations.

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MBE for former NI defender Rice

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:35 am

Former Northern Ireland and Arsenal player Pat Rice becomes on MBE in the New Year Honours list.

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The perils of recruitment in the Premier League

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:01 am

Technical data on players has never been so detailed but clubs still struggle to anticipate the mental toughness of new signings

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Sale 33-27 Worcester

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Danny Cipriani kicks 18 points to help Sale beat Worcester and record only their second Premiership win of the season.

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Everton ‘not selling in January’

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Everton manager David Moyes hints at a quiet January transfer window amid speculation surrounding Marouane Fellaini.

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Byrne focused on a Wales recall

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Full-back Lee Byrne admits he needs to earn a Wales recall before he can think about the 2013 Lions tour of Australia.

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Newport County game postponed

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Newport County’s Blue Square Premier League game at Hereford United has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

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VIDEO: McLeish has point to prove at Forest

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 7:17 pm

New Nottingham Forest boss Alex McLeish says he was “drained” after he was sacked by Aston Villa but is delighted to be back managing and is hopeful of winning promotion this season.

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VIDEO: BBC Sport’s Premier League preview

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 7:17 pm

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

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No panic buying at QPR – Redknapp

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Harry Redknapp insists Queens Park Rangers will not panic buy in January in a bid to escape Premier League relegation.

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Wood agrees terms with Leicester

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Leicester City agree terms with West Bromwich Albion for the transfer of New Zealand international striker Chris Wood.

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McGlynn accepts McGowan may leave

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm

John McGlynn hopes Hearts can keep Ryan McGowan but accepts the club may have to listen to offers in January.

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Barnet part company with Robson

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Barnet confirm that Mark Robson has left his role of joint-head coach, leaving Edgar Davids in sole charge.

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No rush for new boss – Blackburn

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Blackburn Rovers’ global advisor Shebby Singh says the club are unlikely to appoint a new manager “in the immediate future”.

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Injured Michu to miss Fulham trip

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Top scorer Michu will miss Swansea’s trip to Fulham because of an ankle injury, but Pablo Hernandez could return.

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January signings unlikely – Platt

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Assistant manager David Platt says he does not expect Manchester City to make any signings in the January transfer window.

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FA writes to Redknapp and Mancini

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm

The Football Association writes to managers Harry Redknapp and Roberto Mancini over their criticism of referees.

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Munster v Ulster (Sat)

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Ulster make 11 changes for the game against Munster who welcome back Peter O’Mahony, Conor Murray and Simon Zebo.

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Wenger rules out Demba Ba switch

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger rules out a move for Newcastle United striker Demba Ba.

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Irish bring in Phibbs from Tigers

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 12:26 pm

London Irish complete the signing of Leicester scrum-half Pat Phibbs on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

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McCarthy: Is he still SuperMick?

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy returns to Molineux with a popularity rating among Wolves fans higher than when he left in February.

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VIDEO: Ferguson accuses ‘hypocritical’ Pardew

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:47 am

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson accuses Alan Pardew of hypocrisy after the Newcastle boss criticised his behaviour on Boxing Day.

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Pardew a hypocrite, says Ferguson

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:35 am

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson dismisses Alan Pardew’s criticism of his conduct towards match officials.

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Lennon warns fans over behaviour

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:14 am

Neil Lennon warns Celtic fans involved in disorder during the match at Dundee not to ‘tarnish’ the club’s reputation.

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VIDEO: Ferguson should be punished – Wenger

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:14 am

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Sir Alex Ferguson should be punished for his behaviour on the touchline during Manchester United’s 4-3 win over Newcastle.

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Morris agrees new Leicester deal

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:57 am

Leicester Tigers back Niall Morris, who joined from Leinster in 2011, agrees a new contract with the Premiership club.

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Noone silences talk of promotion

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 7:55 am

Cardiff City winger Craig Noone says no one is talking about promotion despite the club’s position at the top of the Championship at Christmas.

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World Cup pullout ‘was considered’

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 5:24 am

The government considered pulling the home nations out of the football World Cup in 1982 during the Falklands War.

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Meireles ban reduced after appeal

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles has had his 11-match ban reduced to four matches.

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McLeish named new Forest manager

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Former Birmingham and Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish replaces Sean O’Driscoll as manager at Nottingham Forest.

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VIDEO: Final Score 2 – Programme 20

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Joel Taggart and Chris Morgan with the latest Premiership highlights, reaction and analysis.

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Manager Berg sacked by Blackburn

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Championship club Blackburn Rovers sack manager Henning Berg after 10 matches and 57 days in charge at Ewood Park.

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VIDEO: Gallacher surprised by Berg exit

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Former Blackburn striker Kevin Gallacher says he is surprised that Blackburn have “pressed the button” and fired manager Henning Berg after 10 matches and 57 days in charge at Ewood Park.

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Scottish reform talks ‘positive’

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Scottish Football League chief executive David Longmuir describes the latest round of talks on league reconstruction as ‘very positive’.

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Everton and West Ham win appeals

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Darron Gibson and Carlton Cole successfully appeal against red cards they received in Everton’s recent trip to West Ham.

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VIDEO: O’Driscoll sacking surprises Gillett

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Nottingham Forest midfielder Simon Gillett tells BBC East Midlands Today that the Reds players were surprised by Wednesday’s sacking of manager Sean O’Driscoll.

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Copsey appointed CEO of London Welsh

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Former Wales and Scarlets lock Tony Copsey is appointed as the new chief executive of London Welsh as they bid to stay in the Premiership.

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Copsey appointed CEO at London Welsh

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Former Wales and Scarlets lock Tony Copsey is appointed as the new chief executive of London Welsh as they bid to stay in the Premiership.

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Hibs’ McPake fearing key exits

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Hibernian captain James McPake says Leigh Griffiths and Ryan McGivern could be looking to impress new employers.

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Man Utd’s Bebe sent out on loan

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Manchester United send £7.4m forward Bebe out on loan to Portuguese top-flight club Rio Ave.

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Leeds agree permanent Hall deal

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Leeds United agree a deal with Southend to make the loan signing of Ryan Hall permanent when the transfer window opens.

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Pardew wants new contract for Ba

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew admits he is worried about a £7.5m release clause in striker Demba Ba’s contract.

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Forest sacking strange – Birtles

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Former Nottingham Forest striker Garry Birtles says the sacking of manager Sean O’Driscoll “doesn’t make any sense”.

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Are Blackburn Rovers in freefall?

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm

A former player, a supporter and a local journalist chart Blackburn’s sharp fall from Premier League to Championship.

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New deals for London Welsh duo

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm

London Welsh front row forward Greg Bateman and centre Hudson Tonga’uiha sign new deals with the Premiership club.

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Exeter Chiefs trio sign new deals

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm

England Under-20 internationals Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Sam Hill agree new two-year contracts with Exeter Chiefs.

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Speirs relishes Rangers’ visit

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Queen’s Park boss Gardner Speirs is thrilled to be in Hampden’s home dug-out for the visit of Rangers

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Baird defends Wilson after elbow

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Dundee’s John Baird believes there was nothing deliberate after Celtic’s Kelvin Wilson catches him with an elbow.

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Brown deal ‘not troubling Dons’

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 9:58 am

Aberdeen midfielder Gavin Rae says uncertainty over manager Craig Brown’s future is not to blame for poor results.

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Bale is hailed as one of the best

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 9:03 am

Andre Villas-Boas says Spurs and Wales wing Gareth Bale is among the best in the world, and will get even better.

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Well’s Murphy cools transfer talk

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 9:03 am

Motherwell forward Jamie Murphy is unmoved by transfer stories linking him with Rangers and Sheffield United.

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Impressive Stoke’s secret is out

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 7:53 am

The secret is out – Stoke City are a good side playing good football, says chief football writer Phil McNulty

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Cardiff boss lauds Bellamy spirit

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 7:15 am

Manager Malky Mackay says the performances of Craig Bellamy epitomise the squad spirit as the Championship leaders.

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Pulis praises ‘best’ Stoke team

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is elated by his side’s “fantastic” display as they beat Liverpool to move up to eighth.

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Forest sack manager O’Driscoll

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Sean O’Driscoll is dismissed as Nottingham Forest manager after five months in charge of the Championship club.

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VIDEO: Rodgers blames poor defending

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool have “no one to blame but themselves” for their 3-1 loss against Stoke.

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VIDEO: Pulis revels in ‘fantastic’ comeback

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Tony Pulis is delighted by Stoke’s “fantastic” comeback after they fight back to beat Liverpool 3-1.

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No night for tippy-tappy – Lennon

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Celtic manager Neil Lennon feels going back to basics on a tough surface eventually helped secure victory at Dens Park.

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No night for tippy-tappy – Lennon

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Celtic’s Neil Lennon feels going back to basics on a tough surface eventually helped secure a 2-0 win over Dundee.

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Stoke 3-1 Liverpool

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Jon Walters scores twice as Stoke fight back to beat Liverpool and climb to eighth in the Premier League table.

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Ask Jeremy Guscott 2012 special

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 10:09 pm

After a year of ups and downs for the home nations, do you have a question for the BBC’s rugby union expert?

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Lawro’s Boxing Day predictions

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Mark Lawrenson goes head to head with Guy Mowbray and Marco Gabbiadini on the Boxing Day Premier League fixtures

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Dundee 0-2 Celtic

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Celtic increase their lead at the top of the Scottish Premier League to seven points with a win against Dundee at Dens Park.

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VIDEO: Bale delighted by hat-trick

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Tottenham’s Gareth Bale is thrilled by his first Premier League hat-trick, which inspires Spurs to a 4-0 win at Aston Villa.

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VIDEO: Lambert defends ‘young’ Villa side

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Paul Lambert says he “cannot fault the effort” from his young Aston Villa side after they are thrashed 4-0 at home by Tottenham.

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VIDEO: Villas-Boas praises ‘influential’ Bale

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Andre Villas-Boas is full of admiration for the “influential” Gareth Bale after his hat-trick helps Tottenham to a 4-0 win at Aston Villa.

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Man Utd spirit delights Ferguson

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United produced a “championship performance” in beating Newcastle 4-3.

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Mancini’s ‘big problem’ at City

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Manchester City need to start taking their chances, warns manager Roberto Mancini after defeat at Sunderland.

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‘Scandalous’ calls anger QPR boss

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm

QPR manager Harry Redknapp says two “scandalous” refereeing decisions were to blame for their 2-1 home defeat by West Brom.

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Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Gareth Bale hits a second-half hat-trick as Spurs hand Aston Villa a second successive heavy defeat in the Premier League.

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Ospreys 32-3 Scarlets

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Scarlets have two men sent off as Ospreys dominate a fiery Pro12 west Wales derby, winning 32-3 at the Liberty Stadium.

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McDermott optimistic of survival

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Reading manager Brian McDermott is confident his side will collect enough points to avoid relegation.

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Hull City 0-0 Leicester

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Hull City slip to five points behind Championship leaders Cardiff City after the goalless draw with Leicester City.

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VIDEO: Benitez happy with ‘tough’ Chelsea win

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez says he is happy with his side’s 1-0 win against a “tough” Norwich side.

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VIDEO: Norwich lacked quality – Hughton

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton admits his players lacked “quality” in their 1-0 Premier League loss to Chelsea.

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VIDEO: Adkins cites Southampton continuity

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins says selecting the same back four for eight consecutive games is helping his side after they draw 1-1 at Fulham.

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VIDEO: Fulham’s Jol blames ‘stupid’ handball

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Fulham manager Martin Jol describes Chris Baird’s costly handball as “stupid” after his side draw 1-1 with Southampton at Craven Cottage.

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