Di Canio appointed Sunderland boss

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Paolo Di Canio is appointed head coach of Sunderland, succeeding Martin O’Neill at the Stadium of Light.

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Passing and possession no good for Villa

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Robbie Savage on why Villa must rely on quick attacks to stay up

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VIDEO: Scrum V ponders WRU v regions

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Scrum V ponders the issues dividing the Welsh Rugby Union and the nation’s four regions. (UK users only)

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VIDEO: Scrum V meets Andrew Coombs

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Scrum V meets Andrew Coombs, the unheralded Newport Gwent Dragon who was one of Wales’ 2013 Six Nations success stories. (UK users only)

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VIDEO: Highlights: Cardiff Blues 16-23 Ospreys

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Pro12 highlights of the Ospreys’ Pro12 win over Cardiff Blues at the Millennium Stadium on Welsh rugby’s Judgement Day. (UK users only)

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VIDEO: Highlights: Dragons 20-28 Scarlets

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Highlights of the Scarlets’ Pro12 win over Newport Gwent Dragons that opened Welsh rugby’s Judgement Day at the Millennium Stadium. (UK users only)

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Ask Jeremy Guscott

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 8:08 pm

As the Premiership and Pro12 hot up, do you have a question for the BBC rugby union expert?

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Derry City v Bray Wanderers (Mon)

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Derry City will be fancied to secure their third straight win in the League of Ireland in Monday’s home game against Bray.

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Welsh regions respond in North row

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Wales’ regions are “bitterly disappointed’ at a WRU statement issued amid reports of George North leaving the Scarlets.

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VIDEO: Gerrard hails ‘nuisance’ Suarez

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hails “sensational” striker Luis Suarez who he says is a “nuisance” and a “nightmare to defend against”.

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Jeremy Guscott’s Premiership predictions

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 6:32 pm

The former England and Lions centre gives his verdict on round 19 of the Premiership

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Villa will escape drop – Lambert

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Paul Lambert believes Aston Villa are playing well enough to avoid the drop despite falling to 18th after defeat by Liverpool.

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Millwall v Ipswich

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 5:50 pm

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

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VIDEO: Long way to go for Liverpool – Rodgers

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his team “still have a long way to go” to be at the level he wants, despite a “very good win” at Aston Villa.

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London Irish 33-33 Sale

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Sale earn what could be a vital draw against fellow strugglers London Irish, also earning a four-try bonus point.

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Buddies boss laments key decisions

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Manager Danny Lennon thinks the officials got key decisions wrong in St Mirren’s draw with Celtic.

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Lennon criticises ‘appalling’ ref

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Manager Neil Lennon is scathing in his assessment of referee Bobby Madden’s handling of Celtic’s 1-1 draw at St Mirren.

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VIDEO: Villa playing well enough – Lambert

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says his team are “playing well enough to win games” as they try to stay in the Premier League, after a 2-1 home defeat by Liverpool.

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Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Aston Villa miss the chance to pull out of the bottom three as Liverpool recover from a goal down to win 2-1 at Villa Park.

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AUDIO: Lennon criticises ‘appalling ref’

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Celtic manager Neil Lennon calls the performance of referee Bobby Madden the ‘most appalling by far this season’ after the 1-1 draw with St Mirren in Paisley. BBC Scotland’s Chick Young reports.

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St Mirren 1-1 Celtic

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Paul McGowan’s late penalty gives St Mirren a point against SPL leaders Celtic, who have Victor Wanyama sent off.

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Birmingham v Wolves

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Monday’s game between Birmingham and Wolves in the Championship.

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Barnsley v Leicester

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 2:33 pm

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

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Mackay rallies Cardiff for Rovers

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay says Blackburn Rovers should not be underestimated ahead of their Championship clash on Easter Monday.

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Schedule affects replay – Van Persie

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie says the scheduling of the FA Cup replay against Chelsea will affect the tie.

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Sunderland ‘wrong’ to sack O’Neill

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 11:58 am

Sunderland have made a mistake in sacking boss Martin O’Neill, according to former player Kevin Kilbane.

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Sunderland sack manager O’Neill

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 11:16 am

Relegation-threatened Sunderland sack manager Martin O’Neill after eight Premier League games without a win.

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VIDEO: Analysis: David Silva’s central threat

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 10:59 am

BBC Sport’s Pat Nevin explains why Manchester City’s David Silva is one of his favourite current players, and looks at how forward play in the English game has evolved.

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WRU accuses Scarlets over North

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 10:43 am

The Welsh Rugby Union claims the Scarlets offered George North to French clubs without first informing the star Wales wing.

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VIDEO: O’Neill’s last interview as Sunderland boss

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 7:44 am

In his last interview as Sunderland manager, Martin O’Neill says there is “a steely determination” among his players to stay in the Premier League, despite a 1-0 home loss to Manchester United.

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Is Futsal the key to finding an English Messi?

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 7:36 am

BBC Sport looks at why the FA believes playing Futsal at grassroots level can help improve English footballers.

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Is Futsal the key to finding an English Messi?

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 7:36 am

BBC Sport looks at why the FA believes playing Futsal at grassroots level can help improve English footballers

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VIDEO: Moyes pleased with ‘vital’ Everton win

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Everton manager David Moyes says his team’s 1-0 Premier League win against Stoke is “vital.”

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VIDEO: Pulis worried by Stoke goal draught

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis expresses worry about his side’s inability to score in recent games after their 1-0 loss at Everton.

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How much of a gamble is O’Neill’s sacking?

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11:47 pm

If Sunderland are relegated, plenty of blame will be dropped at the boardroom door, says chief football writer Phil McNulty

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Euro spot may decide future – Moyes

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Manager David Moyes says that European qualification will play a key role in deciding whether he extends his stay at Everton.

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Messi scores in record 19th game

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi becomes the first player to score against every other team in La Liga consecutively.

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Benitez defends Chelsea selections

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Rafael Benitez defends making seven changes to his Chelsea side after the Blues are beaten at lowly Southampton.

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Rangers celebrate Third Division win

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Rangers are winners of the Scottish Third Division championship after bettering Queen’s Park’s result.

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Revamp must be in summer – Doncaster

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 9:08 pm

League reconstruction must take place this summer, says Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster.

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Super Bayern hit Hamburg for nine

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Unstoppable Bayern Munich take another step towards their 22nd Bundesliga title with a 9-2 win over Hamburg.

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West Ham hopeful of keeping Carroll

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 8:22 pm

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce hopes to keep striker Andy Carroll beyond his season-long loan at Upton Park.

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Leinster 18-22 Ulster

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Ulster boost their hopes of a home tie in the Pro12 play-offs with a hard-earned win over Irish provincial rivals Leinster.

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VIDEO: Saints deserved win – Pochettino

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino says his side “deserved” their 2-1 Premier League win against Chelsea.

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Huddersfield 0-1 Hull City

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Hull close the gap on leaders Cardiff to four points as George Boyd’s second-half goal gives them victory at Huddersfield.

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VIDEO: Laudrup wants more from Swansea

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup believes his side should have “done better” in their 2-1 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur.

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VIDEO: Spurs showed winning mentality – Villas-Boas

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas says he is pleased with the “winning mentality” his players showed in their 2-1 win at Swansea.

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Everton 1-0 Stoke

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Kevin Mirallas’s solo goal maintains Everton’s hopes of European qualification and keeps Stoke close to the drop zone.

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Everton reach Women’s Cup quarters

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7:34 pm

England striker Toni Duggan scores a hat-trick as Everton stormed into the FA Women’s Cup quarter-finals.

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Leeds boss criticises ‘stupid’ Lees

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Leeds boss Neil Warnock brands Tom Lees “stupid” for his dismissal in the 3-0 defeat at Championship rivals Ipswich.

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VIDEO: Benitez upset with Chelsea defending

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez says his is disappointed with the way his players defended in their 2-1 loss at Southampton.

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VIDEO: Kompany keen to end season well

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Vincent Kompany says Manchester City are aiming to “set themselves up” for next season after scoring on his return to the side in their 4-0 win over Newcastle.

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VIDEO: Norwich did not deserve to lose – Hughton

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Norwich manager Chris Hughton believes that his side didn’t deserve to lose their game against Wigan.

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AFC Telford 0-3 Nuneaton

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Telford are relegated from the Blue Square Bet Premier with a dismal display against Nuneaton.

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VIDEO: Arteta aiming for top-four finish

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal have “a good chance” of claiming a top four finish following their 4-1 win over Reading.

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Cardiff Blues 16-23 Ospreys

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7:02 pm

The Ospreys return to the Pro12 play-off spots with a hard-fought 23-16 win over Cardiff Blues at the Millennium Stadium.

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VIDEO: Martinez proud of winning streak

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is proud of his side’s run of form which has seen them win three league games in a row

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Kompany’s absence hurt us – Mancini

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Roberto Mancini feels the absence of Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure has cost Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

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VIDEO: Allardyce delighted by West Ham goals

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce praises Andy Carroll’s brace which helped the Hammers to a 3-1 win against West Bromwich Albion at Upton Park.

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VIDEO: Allardyce delighted by West Ham goals

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce praises Andy Carroll’s brace which helped the Hammers to a 3-1 win against West Bromwich Albion at Upton Park.

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VIDEO: Mulumbu knows he did wrong – Clarke

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:32 pm

West Brom manager Steve Clarke says his players “felt the frustration” at the end of their 3-1 loss at West Ham, as Youssouf Mulumbu was sent off for kicking the ball at Gary O’Neil.

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VIDEO: Mulumbu knows he did wrong – Clarke

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:32 pm

West Brom manager Steve Clarke says his players “felt the frustration” at the end of their 3-1 loss at West Ham, as Youssouf Mulumbu was sent off for kicking the ball at Gary O’Neil.

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Wolves 3-2 Middlesbrough

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Wolves beat Middlesbrough in a thriller to claim a priceless victory in their fight for Championship survival.

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Nott’m Forest 2-2 Brighton

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Henri Lansbury scores an injury-time equaliser for Nottingham Forest as they salvage a point against Brighton.

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London Wasps 13-22 Saracens

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Chris Ashton’s second-half try helps Premiership leaders Saracens come from behind to beat London Wasps 22-13.

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VIDEO: Pardew wants Newcastle aggression

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Alan Pardew says Newcastle were not “tight or aggressive enough” as they lost 4-0 at Manchester City.

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VIDEO: Pardew wants Newcastle aggression

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Alan Pardew says Newcastle were not “tight or aggressive enough” as they lost 4-0 at Manchester City.

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VIDEO: Mancini salutes City performance

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Roberto Mancini praises a “very good performance” after Manchester City defeated Newcastle 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

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VIDEO: Mancini salutes City performance

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Roberto Mancini praises a “very good performance” after Manchester City defeated Newcastle 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

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Newport 0-0 Dartford

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Newport’s stuttering form continues as their automatic promotion hopes fade after playing out a goalless draw with Dartford.

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VIDEO: We must learn lessons – Adkins

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Nigel Adkins says Reading “must learn lessons” following a 4-1 defeat at Arsenal in his first game in charge.

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VIDEO: Wenger praises ‘serious’ Arsenal

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Arsene Wenger praises the “serious” attitude of his Arsenal side after watching them earn a 4-1 win over bottom club Reading.

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Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Tottenham move up to third in the Premier League after goals from Jan Vertonghen and Gareth Bale help them beat Swansea.

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Man Utd will not ease up – Ferguson

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United will not ease up with their push for the Premier League title.

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VIDEO: Leinster v Ulster (Pro12)

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 5:41 pm

BBC2 Northern Ireland’s coverage of the Pro12 match between leaders Leinster and provincial rivals Ulster.

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Wigan 1-0 Norwich

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Arouna Kone moves Wigan out of the Premier League’s bottom three and leaves Norwich only four points above the relegation zone.

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Southampton 2-1 Chelsea

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Chelsea’s push for a Champions League place suffers a setback as Southampton ease their relegation worries with a 2-1 win at St Mary’s.

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Arsenal 4-1 Reading

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Arsenal maintain their push for a top-four finish with a victory that sees Reading go bottom on goal difference.

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West Ham 3-1 West Brom

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm

West Ham ease their fears of dropping into the Championship with a comfortable victory over West Brom.

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Peterborough 2-1 Cardiff

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Grant McCann’s two penalties dent Cardiff’s Championship promotion hopes and give Peterborough a vital survival lifeline.

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Man City 4-0 Newcastle

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Manchester City outclass Newcastle United to strengthen their grip on second place in the Premier League.

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Cliftonville 5-0 Ballymena Utd

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Cliftonville move a step closer to the Irish Premiership title with a convincing win over Ballymena United at Solitude.

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Worcester 18-24 Exeter

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Gareth Steenson scores a try and kicks a further 11 points as Exeter Chiefs come from behind to beat Worcester Warriors.

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Aberdeen 2-0 Hearts

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Niall McGinn’s brace against Hearts gives Craig Brown a win in his penultimate game as Aberdeen manager.

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Northampton 8-36 Leicester

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Leicester keep up the pressure on leaders Saracens with a comprehensive 36-8 bonus-point victory at Northampton.

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Ross County 0-1 Kilmarnock

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Ross County need one more victory to secure a top-six place in the SPL after being beaten by Kilmarnock.

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Montrose 0-0 Rangers

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Rangers draw with Montrose but end the day as Third Division champions after Queen’s Park lose to Elgin.

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Hibernian 1-2 Inverness CT

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Hibernian’s chances of reaching the top six of the Scottish Premier League took another blow with defeat against Inverness at Easter Road.

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Dundee 0-3 Motherwell

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Goals from Michael Higdon and Nicky Law give Motherwell victory against SPL bottom club Dundee.

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Queen’s Park 0-1 Elgin City

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Queen’s Park lose to Elgin City and thus confirm Rangers as Scottish Third Division champions.

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Bath 40-25 London Welsh

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Semesa Rokoduguni scores one try and creates another as Bath ease to victory over Premiership strugglers London Welsh.

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NG Dragons 20-28 Scarlets

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 4:21 pm

The Scarlets kick off Welsh rugby’s Pro12 Judgement Day with victory, but are denied a bonus point by battling Newport Gwent Dragons.

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VIDEO: Man Utd showed courage – Ferguson

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says his side showed “a lot of courage” to win 1-0 at Sunderland and move a step closer to winning a 20th Premier League title.

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Sunderland 0-1 Man Utd

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Manchester United edge closer to the Premier League title and further deepen Sunderland’s relegation fears.

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Irish Premiership – final scores

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Final scores from Saturday’s full programme of Irish Premiership matches.

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Saints confirm offer for North

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Northampton are giving Wales wing George North ‘time and space’ to consider a move from Scarlets to Franklin’s Gardens.

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‘Oldest season ticket’ given to club

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 12:43 pm

The oldest surviving season ticket issued by Burnley FC is returned to the club.

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Westley re-appointed Stevenage boss

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10:48 am

Stevenage appoint Graham Westley as manager for a third time, replacing Gary Smith who was sacked on 20 March.

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Westley re-appointed Stevenage boss

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10:48 am

Stevenage appoint Graham Westley as manager for a third time, replacing Gary Smith who was sacked on 20 March.

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Welsh regions eye English links

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10:27 am

Welsh rugby’s four regions hold informal talks with their English counterparts about meaningful cross-border competition.

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