In pictures: Swansea City parade

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Thousands of Swansea City fans are welcoming home their League Cup-winning heroes as they parade on an open-top bus.

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Swansea fans welcome victory parade

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Thousands of Swansea City fans brave the cold weather to welcome home their League Cup-winning heroes as they parade on an open-top bus.

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Swans eye defender Taylor return

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Swansea coach Alan Curtis expects to see Neil Taylor return in the next few weeks following an early-season ankle injury.

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Mike Blair column

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Former Scotland international Mike Blair analyses their remarkable victory over Ireland

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Wales’ North hails girlfriend James

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 4:31 pm

After being crowned double world champion, Becky James’ hard work paid off says her boyfriend, Wales rugby wing George North.

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France recall Medard to face Irish

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm

France recall utility back Maxime Medard in one of two squad changes for the Six Nations clash against Ireland.

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FA investigates Under-21s fixture

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 4:21 pm

The Football Association is to look into incidents that occurred at the Under-21s match between Liverpool and Manchester United.

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Case dropped against John Paintsil

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 4:20 pm

John Paintsil will return to his Israeli club later this week after his wife and neighbour withdraw complaints against him.

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Wales wait on prop Jenkins injury

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Wales prop Gethin Jenkins remains a calf injury worry ahead of their Six Nations clash against Scotland on 9 March.

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Davies’ fitness battle continues

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Wales lock Bradley Davies could return from injury for Cardiff Blues towards the end of the 2012-13 Pro12 campaign.

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Davies’ fitness battle continues

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Wales lock Bradley Davies could return from injury for Cardiff Blues towards the end of this season’s Pro12 campaign.

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Will FA pledge make a difference at grassroots?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm

As the FA vows to make a difference to grassroots football, BBC Sport speaks to those who could be affected

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Brown absent for Celtic and Scots

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Celtic skipper Scott Brown is due to miss the Champions League visit to Juventus and Scotland’s matches next month.

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Daggers’ Still is new Luton boss

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still is confirmed as the new manager of Luton Town on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

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Pearson downplays Leeds interest

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Hull FC owner Adam Pearson has re-iterated his commitment to the club after being linked with a takeover of Leeds United.

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Inter fined after Balotelli abuse

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Inter Milan are fined 50,000 euros after their fans are found guilty of racial abuse towards AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli.

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Hillsborough police email criticised

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm

An email from South Yorkshire’s chief constable about the Hillsborough families’ campaign is strongly criticised by the police watchdog.

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Wrexham sign defender Artell on loan

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Northampton Town defender David Artell joins Blue Square Bet Premier leaders Wrexham on loan until the end of the season.

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Wasps to sign Moates from Irish

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 1:01 pm

London Wasps announce they will sign 20-year-old London Irish scrum-half Jack Moates at the end of the season.

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Vernon to make Glasgow return

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Scotland international Richie Vernon is to return to Glasgow Warriors next season after a two-year spell with Sale.

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Win over County vital – Langfield

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:32 am

Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield urges the club’s fans and players to push for a strong finish to the league campaign.

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Win over County vital – Langfield

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:32 am

Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield urges the club’s fans and players to push for a strong finish to the league campaign.

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Wales name squad for Algarve Cup

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:20 am

Wales manager Jarmo Matikainen has named a squad of 21 for the Algarve Cup starting on 6 March.

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Wales name squad for Algarve Cup

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:20 am

Wales manager Jarmo Matikainen has named a squad of 21 for the Algarve Cup starting on 6 March.

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Daggers’ Still is new Luton boss

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:08 am

Dagenham & Redbridge confirm boss John Still will drop down a division to become the new manager of Luton Town.

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Bale: From Spurs jinx to ‘world class’ performer

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:03 am

Gareth Bale is now considered “world class” by his manager Andre Villas-Boas but his career has not always been so rosy

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Bale: From Spurs jinx to ‘world-class’ performer

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:03 am

Gareth Bale is now considered “world class” by his manager Andre Villas-Boas but his career has not always been so rosy

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Wallace faces long injury lay-off

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:01 am

Ulster centre Paddy Wallace faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury in Friday’s defeat by Glasgow.

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Wallace faces long injury lay-off

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:01 am

Ulster centre Paddy Wallace faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury.

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Newcastle sign Saints winger Cato

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:00 am

Newcastle Falcons bring in Northampton winger Noah Cato on a deal until the end of the season.

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Newcastle sign Saints winger Cato

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:00 am

Newcastle Falcons bring in Northampton winger Noah Cato on a deal until the end of the season.

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VIDEO: Peter Reid on managerial pressure

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 9:54 am

Dan Walker is joined by former Manchester City manager Peter Reid for this week’s Focus Forum to discuss how Premier League managers deal with the pressure of their jobs.

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De Guzman wants to stay at Swansea

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 9:47 am

On-loan midfielder Jonathan de Guzman confirms his wish to stay with Swansea City following their Capital One Cup success.

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Vidic is ‘managing’ knee problem

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 9:20 am

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic is confident he will soon be fully recovered from a troublesome knee injury.

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Wales can halt England – Ruddock

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 8:45 am

Wales are capable of scuppering England’s Grand Slam hopes in the final game of the Six Nations says Mike Ruddock

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McClaren leaves FC Twente role

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 8:45 am

Steve McClaren leaves his job as manager of FC Twente a day after receiving a vote of confidence from his chairman.

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Jeremy Guscott’s Six Nations Q&A

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:39 am

BBC rugby union pundit on Chris Ashton’s future, England’s centre partnership, who will get the Wooden Spoon and many more topics

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VIDEO: ‘Tremendous’ Bale ‘inspires’ Spurs

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:27 am

Manager Andre Villas-Boas says the “tremendous” Gareth Bale “inspires” his Tottenham team-mates as the Welshman scores a stunning late winner in the 3-2 Premier League away win at West Ham.

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Laudrup will be in demand – Ferrer

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:26 am

Ex-Spain full-back Albert Ferrer claims Barcelona and Real Madrid will be monitoring Michael Laudrup’s success as Swansea manager.

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The letter that changed football

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:30 am

The Scottish draper, the letter written in pencil and the hotel meetings – how league football was born 125 years ago

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Garth Crooks’s team of the week

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 12:03 am

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

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Bale an inspiration – Villas-Boas

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas praises Gareth Bale’s influence after his sublime late winner against West Ham.

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West Ham 2-3 Tottenham

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Gareth Bale continues his incredible scoring run with a stunning late winner against West Ham to lift Tottenham into third in the table.

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Schneiderlin extends deal to 2017

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:03 pm

French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin signs a four-year contract extension with Premier League side Southampton.

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Schneiderlin extends deal to 2017

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:03 pm

French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin signs a four-year contract extension with Premier League side Southampton.

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Moore family in West Ham tribute

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Bobby Moore’s grandchildren lead West Ham out against Tottenham at Upton Park for the 20th anniversary of his death.

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VIDEO: Final Score 2 – Reds extend lead

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Joel Taggart and Chris Morgan review Saturday’s Irish Premiership action as Cliftonville move 14 points clear at the top.

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Leicester v Blackburn

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s game between Leicester and Blackburn in the Championship.

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VIDEO: Oldham have ‘one chance’ for win

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Oldham caretaker boss Tony Philliskirk believes his players will have “one chance” to beat Everton in their fifth-round FA Cup replay.

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VIDEO: Six Nations spotlight – Battle of the beasts

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 6:16 pm

The heavyweight battle between France centre Mathieu Bastareaud and his England counterpart Manu Tuilagi comes under the Six Nations spotlight this week.

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Burnley v Huddersfield

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s game between Burnley and Huddersfield in the Championship.

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Bolton v Peterborough

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 6:06 pm

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

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Arsenal profit slips to £17.8m

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Arsenal profits fall sharply to £17.8m despite selling Robin van Persie to Manchester United for £24m.

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Still to leave Daggers for Luton

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm

John Still is expected to leave League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge to become boss at non-league Luton Town.

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Brown rebuffs appointment critics

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Dundee’s interim manager John Brown is shrugging off criticism over his appointment and insists he wants the job permanently.

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Non Evans column

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Former full-back Non Evans praises Wales Women’s win in Italy and says beating Scotland is vital to secure 2014 World Cup place.

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Non Evans column

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Former full-back Non Evans praises Wales Women’s win in Italy and says beating Scotland is vital to secure 2014 World Cup place.

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Edwards backs England for Slam

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Legendary Wales scrum-half Gareth Edwards believes England can win their last two games to seal the Grand Slam.

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I’m ready to give it my all – Boyd

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Striker Kris Boyd is desperate to get playing competitive football again with his first club, Kilmarnock.

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VIDEO: Triple Crown success for Ireland’s women

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Ireland’s women beat Scotland 30-3 to clinch their first Triple Crown.

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Phibbs signs permanent Irish deal

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 4:45 pm

London Irish sign Australian scrum-half Patrick Phibbs on a two-year deal from Leicester Tigers.

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Irish players to blame – Kearney

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Rob Kearney defends under-fire Ireland coach Declan Kidney and says players must bear the brunt of Six Nations criticism.

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VIDEO: Deafness no barrier for Gilbert

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Bath forward Mat Gilbert tells BBC Points West about how he deals with being a deaf professional rugby player.

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Tuilagi and Halfpenny ‘book Lions berths’

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Manu Tuilagi and Leigh Halfpenny are certain Lions after their Six Nations performances over the weekend, says BBC Sport’s Bryn Palmer

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Clubs asked to tackle homophobia

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm

The Football Association steps up efforts to fight homophobia in football by providing clubs with a “toolkit”.

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England must stay hungry – Moody

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm

World Cup winner Lewis Moody hopes England do not claim the Grand Slam this year as it could see them peak too soon.

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Gattuso named Sion player-coach

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Italian World Cup-winning midfielder Gennaro Gattuso, 35, is appointed player-coach of Swiss club Sion.

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Broadcaster buys ESPN’s SPL rights

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 3:27 pm

BT has purchased ESPN’s UK and Ireland channels, including its rights to cover the Scottish Premier League until 2017.

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VIDEO: Success could harm England – Moody

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Lewis Moody believes England earning Six Nations Grand Slam could lead to them struggling to maintain their high performance levels until they host the next World Cup in 2015.

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VIDEO: Success could harm England – Moody

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Lewis Moody believes England earning Six Nations Grand Slam could lead to them struggling to maintain their high performance levels until they host the next World Cup in 2015.

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BT agrees to buy ESPN channels

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm

BT agrees to buy ESPN’s UK and Ireland TV channels and its live rights to show FA Cup, Scottish Premier League and Uefa Europa League matches.

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Harriers player ‘racially abused’

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm

A Kidderminster Harriers player reports racial abuse from the away end during Saturday’s 3-1 home win over Alfreton.

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Laidlaw keen on Johnson long term

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw would like to see interim head coach Scott Johnson given the job on a longer-term deal.

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Adebola moves to Wrexham on loan

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Rochdale striker Dele Adebola joins Conference leaders Wrexham on loan until the end of the season.

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Global bans for China officials

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Match-fixing bans for 58 football officials from the Chinese Football Association are extended worldwide by Fifa.

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Michu urges boss Laudrup to stay

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Swansea City’s leading goalscorer Michu wants manager Michael Laudrup to stay and lead the club in Europe next season.

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Lambert backed for England call

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Former Southampton manager Dave Merrington believes Rickie Lambert deserves an international call up.

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Baxter eyes Chiefs improvement

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Exeter boss Rob Baxter says there is still room for improvement after his side’s 47-16 win over London Welsh.

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Twente chairman supports McLaren

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Under-pressure FC Twente manager Steve McClaren gets a vote of confidence from the Dutch club’s chairman Joop Munsterman.

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Ipswich capture Man Utd’s Brown

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Ipswich Town sign Manchester United centre-half Reece Brown on loan until the end of the season.

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Middlesbrough sign Ameobi on loan

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Middlesbrough bring in Newcastle United winger Sammy Ameobi on loan until the end of the season.

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BBC to show Women’s FA Cup Final

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:02 pm

The BBC will broadcast the Women’s FA Cup Final live on BBC Two on Sunday, 26 May.

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Kamara ‘blessed’ by Norwich stint

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Norwich City striker Kei Kamara says having the chance to play in the Premier League for Norwich is a “blessing”.

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London Welsh sign wing Stegmann

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:35 pm

London Welsh sign former England U20 wing Seb Stegmann from fellow Premeirship side Harlequins on a deal until 2015.

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Arsenal can make top two – Wenger

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal side can pip Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham to second in the Premier League.

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Administrators reveal Pompey cost

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Portsmouth administrators PKF say the year-long administration could cost the club around £3.5m.

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McCrea leaves Connacht for Jersey

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Connacht winger Mark McCrea signs for Jersey after being released from his contract with the Irish province.

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John Beattie’s Six Nations blog

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:42 am

What use are statistics in rugby when the only thing that matters is the final score?

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Title race not over yet – Mancini

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10:33 am

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says the Premier League title race is not over yet after the 2-0 win over Chelsea.

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The changing fortunes of Boca Juniors

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10:27 am

Once a powerhouse of world football, Boca’s status has slipped. Tim Vickery assesses their Copa Libertadores prospects

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VIDEO: Beckham’s debut a ‘special moment’

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:56 am

David Beckham says making his Ligue 1 debut for Paris St-Germain was a “special moment”.

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VIDEO: MOTD3′s Premier League trivia

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:54 am

Pat Nevin and Alan Shearer tackle Colin Murray’s Premier League quiz in this week’s Match of the Day 3.

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Bantams proud despite cup thrashing

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:43 am

Bradford City were unable to end their fairytale League Cup run with victory but they had a day to remember

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Davidson eyes SPL runners-up spot

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:04 am

Midfielder Murray Davidson hopes to end his time at St Johnstone by finishing second in the Scottish Premier League.

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Wrexham can win double – Morrell

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:14 am

Andy Morrell says Wrexham can match York City’s feat over winning the FA Trophy and promotion to the Football League.

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Davies favours Hogg over Halfpenny

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:39 am

Jonathan Davies says Scotland’s Stuart Hogg should be the 2013 Lions full-back rather than Wales’ Leigh Halfpenny.

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Beckham-mania in Paris

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:22 am

A photo gallery as David Beckham-mania hits Paris ahead of his match-winning debut against Joey Barton’s Marseille.

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Beckham aims for regular PSG starts

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 6:47 am

David Beckham is aiming for a place in the Paris St-Germain starting XI after an instant impact in the win over Marseille.

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Parade to celebrate Swansea cup win

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 6:41 am

Swansea City’s record-breaking five-nil win in the Capital One Cup final is to be celebrated with a victory parade through their home city, followed by a civic reception.

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Milan derby clash ends in a draw

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is frustrated by his former side as AC Milan are held to a 1-1 draw by rivals Inter.

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