Townsend hails confident Glasgow

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10:12 am

Head coach Gregor Townsend is sure in-form Glasgow are capable of holding on to a top two place in the Pro12.

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Clubs must focus on deal – Doncaster

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 11:30 pm

SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster wants clubs to focus on voting through plans on 15 April to take effect next season.

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Glasgow 51-24 Munster

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Six-try Glasgow go top of the Pro12 with a comfortable but hard-earned win over Munster at Scotstoun.

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Leicester 0-1 Millwall

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Alan Dunne scores his first goal since August 2010 as Millwall earn a victory at promotion-chasing Leicester.

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Derby 3-0 Bristol City

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Jeff Hendrick, Jamie Ward and Ben Davies score for Derby as Bristol City’s hopes of beating the drop suffer a blow.

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Gloucester 17-15 Harlequins

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Akapusi Qera powers in for the winning try as Gloucester come from behind to beat Harlequins at Kingsholm.

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Derry thump Shels for first home win

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Derry City secure a first home win of the season with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Shelbourne at the Brandywell.

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McCabe exits as Pars assistant boss

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Assistant manager Gerry McCabe leaves Dunfermline as Paul Gallacher, Jordan McMillan and Andy Dowie find new clubs.

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Zebre 7-9 Edinburgh

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Edinburgh follow their Murrayfield win over Ulster with a narrow victory in Italy over basement side Zebre.

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Crystal Palace 0-4 Birmingham

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Birmingham City secure a surprise 4-0 win over promotion-chasing Crystal Palace in the Championship.

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Port Vale 3-2 Cheltenham

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Tom Pope hits a hat-trick to take his tally for the season to 30 as Port Vale edge past promotion rivals Cheltenham.

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Bellamy focused on Cardiff ‘history’

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay says striker Craig Bellamy is determined to get his home club into the Premier League.

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AUDIO: Zola disappointed by ‘sloppy’ equaliser

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola tells BBC Three Counties Radio he is disappointed by conceding a ‘sloppy’ equaliser in their 3-3 draw with Burnley.

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Blackburn 1-1 Blackpool

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Jordan Rhodes earns Blackburn a draw with Blackpool as both sides move five clear of the relegation zone.

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Watford 3-3 Burnley

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Sam Vokes rescues a point for Burnley in injury-time as Watford miss the opportunity to move into the top two of the Championship.

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Arsenal to face Wolfsburg in semis

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Arsenal Ladies will face German side Wolfsburg in their Champions League semi-final.

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Mackle missing for Whites clash

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Portadown’s bid for a top-six spot in the Premiership split is hit by the suspension of Sean Mackle for the game at Distillery.

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Szczesny’s loss of form ‘normal’

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Arsene Wenger says Wojciech Szczesny’s loss of form is “normal” and believes the goalkeeper has a “great future”.

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Lennon questions Scotland hunger

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes some Scotland players should “sacrifice more” for the national side.

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England fan claims are ‘hearsay’

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 1:51 pm

England fans criticise anti-racism group Fare for reporting chanting in San Marino on the basis of “hearsay”.

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VIDEO: Abuse part of society – Ferguson

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says abusive chanting is part of “modern society”.

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New contracts for Leinster stars

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Irish trio Leo Cullen, Sean Cronin and Fergus McFadden are among 23 Leinster players to sign new deals.

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Hudson undergoes ankle surgery

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Cardiff City captain Mark Hudson is to undergo ankle surgery and is unlikely to play again this season.

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Why I had to leave football – Rogers

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 11:13 am

Former Leeds winger Robbie Rogers says playing pro football after declaring your homosexuality is “impossible”.

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Barrowman in limbo after Pars cuts

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 11:03 am

Striker Andy Barrowman faces three months without a wage after being made redundant at crisis-hit Dunfermline.

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Mancini angry with Belgium manager

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 10:32 am

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini criticises Belgium for playing Vincent Kompany against Macedonia.

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SFA agree ‘settlement’ with Levien

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 9:46 am

The Scottish FA reaches a “mutually acceptable settlement” with Craig Levein over his sacking as Scotland manager.

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Ferdinand shocked by racism claims

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 9:42 am

Rio Ferdinand expresses shock at alleged racist chanting directed at him and brother Anton by England fans in San Marino.

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Tottenham could suffer ‘Fifa virus’

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 8:59 am

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup says Saturday’s opponents Tottenham Hotspur could suffer from “Fifa virus”.

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Bale the total footballer – Dyer

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 8:48 am

Nathan Dyer says he cannot believe how good Gareth Bale has become, ahead of Swansea’s clash with Tottenham.

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New deal never in doubt – McCall

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 7:53 am

Manager Stuart McCall sets his sights on second place in the SPL after signing a new two-year contract at Motherwell.

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Lydiate fears Dragons hammering

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 7:44 am

Wales flanker Dan Lydiate fears Newport Gwent Dragons could be humiliated by Scarlets in Saturday’s Millennium Stadium clash.

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VIDEO: Top four is priority – Villas-Boas

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 6:42 am

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas believes that securing a Champions League place next season takes priority over winning the Europa League

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Has Rodgers made Liverpool better?

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 6:37 am

Brendan Rodgers’s vision is beginning to take hold but Liverpool still have some way to go, says BBC Sport’s Ben Smith

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VIDEO: Mancini angry with captain Kompany

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 12:00 am

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says “players should understand their club is more important” after Vincent Kompany played for Belgium on his return from injury.

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Carver & Barrow fined over spat

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Newcastle assistant manager John Carver and Wigan first-team coach Graham Barrow are fined £1,000 for their conduct.

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Hangeland signs contract extension

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Fulham captain Brede Hangeland signs a two-year contract extension to keep him at Craven Cottage until at least 2015.

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Dunfermline players made redundant

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Dunfermline have made their highest-earning players redundant after applying to go into administration.

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England fans reported for abuse

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Football anti-racism network Fare complains to Fifa over alleged racist chanting by England fans in San Marino.

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Goal technology ‘too expensive’

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Michel Platini says goal-line technology is too costly for the Champions League and money should go to youth football.

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Coventry City deducted 10 points

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Coventry City are deducted 10 points by the Football League and as a result drop to 14th place in League One.

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Diaby out for up to nine months

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is ruled out for eight to nine months with a knee ligament injury.

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VIDEO: Sunderland are in trouble – Savage

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Robbie Savage believes Sunderland will struggle to stay in the Premier League following injury to two of their key players.

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AUDIO: Biggs wants to right Sale wrongs

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Bath wing Tom Biggs tells BBC Radio Bristol his side must overcome the disappointment of losing to Sale and bounce back against London Welsh on Saturday.

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Wednesday sign Holden and Howard

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Sheffield Wednesday sign Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden and Hartlepool striker Steve Howard in loan deals.

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AUDIO: Davies wants ‘ambitious’ Gloucester

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies tells BBC Gloucestershire he wants his side to show “ambition” when they face Harlequins on Friday.

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Allardyce to sign deal when safe

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 4:35 pm

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says he will sign a new contract when the club are certain to stay in the Premier League.

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Lampard reveals Tambling support

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Chelsea’s Frank Lampard says he has been given support from Bobby Tambling to overhaul the ex-striker’s goal record.

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Villas-Boas targets top-four spot

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Andre Villas-Boas says Spurs should forget about missing out on a Champions League place for the past two seasons.

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Flores could make Swans return

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Defender Chico Flores could make a return from an ankle injury for Swansea City against Tottenham Hotspur at the Liberty Stadium.

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Brown to lead Southend at Wembley

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Phil Brown will manage Southend in the JPT final at Wembley, not Paul Sturrock as the club originally indicated.

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VIDEO: O’Neill ready to face ‘big test’

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Martin O’Neill says injuries to Steven Fletcher and Lee Cattermole have “come at a bad time” as they fight to stay in the Premier League.

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Matches can stop for racism – Uefa

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm

European football’s governing body Uefa says that referees stop matches when there are incidents of racism.

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VIDEO: Title race is over – Mancini

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Manager Roberto Mancini says he believes the Premier League title race “is over” for Manchester City.

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AUDIO: Kiwomya building for next season

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 12:10 pm

New Notts County manager Chris Kiwomya tells BBC Radio Nottingham his appointment is a huge help when it comes to planning for next season.

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Top officer rapped over Hillsborough

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:29 am

Sir Norman Bettison would have a ‘case to answer for gross misconduct’ over the Hillsborough report.

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Wilshere to return in two weeks

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:29 am

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Jack Wilshere will be given an extra week to recover from an ankle injury.

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Kilmarnock target Nigerian pair

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

Kilmarnock aim to sign Nigerian internationals Papa Idris and Reuben Gabriel before the March registration deadline.

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Kilmarnock target Nigerian pair

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

Kilmarnock aim to sign Nigerian internationals Papa Idris and Reuben Gabriel before the March registration deadline.

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Kilmarnock target Nigerian pair

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

Kilmarnock aim to sign Nigerian internationals Papa Idris and Reuben Gabriel before the March registration deadline.

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Kilmarnock target Nigerian pair

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

Kilmarnock aim to sign Nigerian internationals Papa Idris and Reuben Gabriel before the March registration deadline.

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McManaman has suffered – Martinez

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez says Callum McManaman “unfairly suffered” for his tackle on Massadio Haidara.

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Stevenage confirm Westley in frame

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

League One Stevenage confirm Graham Westley could return as manager for a third spell.

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Stevenage confirm Westley in frame

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

League One Stevenage confirm Graham Westley could return as manager for a third spell.

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Stevenage confirm Westley in frame

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

League One Stevenage confirm Graham Westley could return as manager for a third spell.

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Stevenage confirm Westley in frame

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

League One Stevenage confirm Graham Westley could return as manager for a third spell.

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Murray agrees new Palace contract

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:51 am

Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray agrees terms on a new three-year contract with the Championship club.

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Wales goalkeeper Brown joins Ipswich

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:47 am

Wales international goalkeeper Jason Brown joins Ipswich Town on a short-term contract until the end of the season.

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MPs raise Fifa ‘sham’ reform fears

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:46 am

MPs are urging the English, Scottish and Welsh Football Associations to help stop Fifa reforms being a “sham”.

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VIDEO: Board collapse leaves McCann laughing

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:41 am

Lisburn Distillery lose 2-0 to Crusaders but Whites boss Tim McCann sees the funny side when he is hit by a falling advertising board.

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Brechin 0-6 Queen of the South

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:35 am

Queen of the South become the first team in Britain to claim a league title this season by winning the Scottish Second Division.

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Leeds United secure new investment

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 9:47 am

Leeds United owners GFH Capital sell 10% of the club to Bahrain-based International Investment Bank.

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Tuitupou agrees new Sale contract

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 9:36 am

Former Sale Sharks captain Sam Tuitupou agrees a new contract with the relegation-threatened Premiership side.

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Cardiff Blues consider plastic pitch

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 9:11 am

Cardiff Blues explore the possibility of replacing the turf at the Arms Park with an artificial pitch for next season.

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Coventry reach Ricoh agreement

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 8:49 am

Coventry City will play their final three games of the season at the Ricoh Arena after a short-term deal is agreed.

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Richards signs new Swansea deal

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 8:48 am

Swansea City sign up midfielder Jazz Richards on a three-year deal keeping him at the Liberty Stadium until 2016.

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Regions ‘must become self-funding’

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 7:46 am

Scarlets head coach Simon Easterby says the four Welsh regions should aim to stand on their own financially.

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What’s gone wrong with the scrum?

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 6:42 am

Former England hooker Brian Moore analyses why the scrum has become a “grotesque farce”

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Where have the player-managers gone?

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 6:34 am

Why are player-managers a dying breed in English football?

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Lisburn Distillery 0-2 Crusaders

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Lisburn Distillery stay bottom of the Premiership after defeat by Crusaders who cement their second place in the table.

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Scotland’s future bright – Wotte

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Scottish FA performance director Mark Wotte says “the seeds have been sown for a brighter future”.

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Jonathan Williams gives Wales bright future

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Wales look to have unearthed another midfield gem in the diminutive Jonathan Williams

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AFC Telford face Easter relegation

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 6:42 pm

AFC Telford United will be relegated from the Blue Square Bet Premier if they lose at home to Nuneaton Town on Saturday.

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Republic eye key September games

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Jonathan Walters says the Republic of Ireland must beat Sweden and Austria to keep their World Cup hopes alive.

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De Luca tip tackle ban is reduced

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Scotland and Edinburgh centre Nick De Luca has his tip tackle suspension downgraded to a mid-range offence.

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Kiwomya named permanent Notts boss

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 5:56 pm

League One side Notts County appoint Chris Kiwomya as their permanent manager on a three-year contract.

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NI goal drought worries boss O’Neill

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill admits curing his team’s ills in front of goal will be no easy task.

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Wednesday sign Hull’s Olofinjana

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Sheffield Wednesday sign midfielder Seyi Olofinjana from Hull City on loan until the end of the season.

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Saints to change approach for Tigers

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Coach Jim Mallinder says Northampton’s backs will be as involved as the forwards when they face Leicester on Saturday.

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Fifa confident on ethics inquiry

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Head of Fifa’s ethics committee Michael J Garcia says he would leave role if he is not given enough power to be effective.

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Williams urges faith in Coleman

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Captain Ashley Williams says Wales are progressing under Chris Coleman and it would be “stupid” to get rid of him.

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Fifa ‘ignoring key reform ideas’

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Leading Fifa adviser Alexandra Wrage says the governing body is ignoring key recommendations for internal reform.

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Exeter is still Baxter’s priority

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Exeter boss Rob Baxter says his decision to help coach England on their summer tour to Argentina will not adversely affect the Chiefs.

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VIDEO: Saints ‘owe’ Leicester – Mallinder

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder tells BBC Northampton they “owe” Tigers a defeat, having not beaten them in the Premiership since September 2010.

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Van Persie may end career at Man Utd

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Robin van Persie says he may decide to see out his career with Premier League leaders Manchester United.

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ASD Torres 0-1 Arsenal

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Arsenal reach their third successive Women’s Champions League semi-final after beating Italian side ASD Torres.

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Ince wants ‘manager transfer window’

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Blackpool’s Paul Ince calls for a manager “transfer window” and admits concern at the rapid turnover of bosses.

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Newcastle income up but profits fall

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 3:44 pm

A sharp rise in spending on players’ wages offsets increased television revenue as Newcastle United report a fall in profits.

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Bosman lawyer warns Uefa over FFP

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Bosman lawyer Jean-Louis Dupont says new financial fair play rules would not stand up to a legal challenge.

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Sunderland duo out for rest of term

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Sunderland will be without Steven Fletcher and Lee Cattermole for the rest of the season, the club has confirmed.

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