Dortmund are underdogs, says Klopp

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp says his side will be underdogs in the Champions League final, whoever they face.

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VIDEO: Lions selection a privilege – Stevens

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Former England prop Matt Stevens says he is “privileged” to have been included in the squad for the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia this summer.

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Toulon is Wilkinson’s ‘priority’

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Jonny Wilkinson rules himself out of the Lions squad to tour Australia because his club Toulon is his “absolute priority”.

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Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund (agg 3-4)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Borussia Dortmund survive a frantic finish at the Bernabeu to reach the Champions League final with a 4-3 aggregate win.

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Former Fifa boss resigns over bribes

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Fifa honorary president Joao Havelange resigns after being named in a report as having received bribes.

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Pundits split on manager award

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Paul Lambert and Murdo MacLeod go for Neil Lennon as Kenny Shiels picks Stuart McCall for manager of the year.

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Millwall 0-0 Crystal Palace

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Millwall and Crystal Palace play out an uninspiring draw that has an impact at both ends of the Championship table.

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Gatland’s Lions squad has the X factor

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Former England prop Matt Stevens is Warren Gatland’s Lions wildcard, says BBC Sport’s Bryn Palmer

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‘The big surprise is the inclusion of Matt Stevens’

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm

BBC Sport’s rugby union expert Jeremy Guscott on the Lions picking Matt Stevens and Jonny Wilkinson’s decision not to go

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Absent Wilkinson remains a headline act

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Jonny Wilkinson’s absence from the Lions tour raises some intriguing questions, says BBC Sport’s Tom Fordyce

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Unrest at Celtic v Rangers Cup final

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Smoke bombs are let off and seats ripped up by rival fans during the Glasgow Cup Final between Celtic and Rangers under-17 teams.

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Ferguson confident on Man Utd deals

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Manchester United will be “competitive” in the summer transfer window, says manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Dave Jones suing Cardiff over bonus

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Former manager Dave Jones is suing Cardiff City at the High Court over nearly £540,000 he claims the club owe him.

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VIDEO: Rodgers talks Suarez and Milk Cup

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers gives his thoughts on Luis Suarez’s ban for biting after making the draw for this year’s Milk Cup tournament in Belfast.

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Martin heads Rangers investigation

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Roy Martin QC will oversee the investigation of “connections between Craig Whyte and former and current personnel of Rangers”.

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Hearts ‘trying to trade normally’

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Hearts respond to media speculation about possible insolvency, saying they are doing all they can to “trade normally”.

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Shaw & Calladine stay at Nottingham

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Nottingham back-row forwards Alex Shaw and Tom Calladine sign contract extensions with the Meadow Lane club.

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Buddies under pressure, says Brown

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Dundee’s John Brown believes St Mirren’s Danny Lennon is under pressure from his chairman to avoid relegation.

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Warburton wants unbeaten Lions tour

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Lions captain Sam Warburton wants his team to remain unbeaten during the three-Test tour of Australia.

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Coleman ‘open to Accrington return’

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Former Accrington and Rochdale assistant Jimmy Bell says he is open to a return to Stanley alongside John Coleman.

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Fifa’s bribes report ‘is window dressing’

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Fifa’s ethics committee has no teeth and its report into the bribes scandal tells us nothing new, says sports editor David Bond

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Lennon on PFA manager of year list

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Celtic’s Neil Lennon joins Terry Butcher, Stuart McCall and Allan Johnston on the PFA manager of the year shortlist.

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Ford among three to sign for Bath

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Bath sign Leicester fly-half George Ford, while team-mate Micky Young and Northampton’s Martin Roberts also arrive at the Rec.

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Boss Richardson leaves Accrington

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 11:38 am

Leam Richardson leaves his position as manager of Accrington Stanley to become Paul Cook’s assistant at Chesterfield.

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VIDEO: Gatland: Wilkinson ruled himself out

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 11:13 am

Coach Warren Gatland says Jonny Wilkinson ruled himself out of the British and Irish Lions as he feels he is “struggling” with his fitness.

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McGhee hints at Griffiths call-up

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 11:05 am

Assistant coach Mark McGhee says Leigh Griffiths is “very, very close” to receiving a call-up to the Scotland squad.

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VIDEO: Warburton honoured by Lions captaincy

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:37 am

Wales flanker Sam Warburton says being made British and Irish Lions captain for the Australia tour is “an honour”, but admits it was “surreal” when he found out.

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Scarred Mansfield defender retires

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:33 am

Mental scars left by an awful facial injury force Mansfield’s John Thompson to retire from professional football at 31.

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VIDEO: Lions’ Warburton shines for Wales

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:31 am

Watch new British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton in action for Wales during the 2012 and 2013 Six Nations Championships.

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Scottish trio make Lions squad

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:26 am

Richie Gray, Stuart Hogg and Sean Maitland make up the Scottish contingent of the Lions squad for the tour to Australia.

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Gatland picks 15 Welshmen for Lions

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:19 am

Sam Warburton will lead the Lions in Australia among 15 Wales players chosen by head coach Warren Gatland.

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Wilkinson misses out on Lions tour

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:09 am

Jonny Wilkinson will not tour with the Lions, while Sam Warburton is confirmed as captain for the trip to Australia.

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New deal for West Ham defender Reid

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 8:41 am

West Ham central defender Winston Reid extends his deal with the club through to summer 2015.

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VIDEO: Fowler & Lawro on Suarez’s future

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 7:08 am

Dan Walker is joined for this week’s Focus Forum by former Liverpool favourites Mark Lawrenson and Robbie Fowler to discuss the future of Luis Suarez.

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Benteke sparks Villa revival

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:45 am

Christian Benteke’s hat-trick in Aston Villa’s 6-1 win over Sunderland repays the faith shown in him by Paul Lambert

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Wrexham deserve promotion – Thomas

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:16 am

Wrexham deserve to beat Welsh rivals Newport and return to the Football League, says Racecourse legend Mickey Thomas.

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Tan rules out further rebranding

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:06 am

Premier League-bound Cardiff City will not have a name change or further rebranding says Malaysian owner Vincent Tan.

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Bundesliga or La Liga?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 5:38 am

Does German success this season prove the Bundesliga is best? Or will the Spanish sides fight back? Our experts argue it out

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The Lions down under over the years

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 5:23 am

As the Lions announce their squad for the 2013 trip to Australia, here are some memories from the past 50 years of tours down under

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VIDEO: Can English football learn from Germany?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 12:40 am

Sports Editor David Bond asks whether English football has lost touch with the ordinary supporter and asks whether the German model is better

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Football? There’s a stat for that

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Half-time team talks used to be based around eating oranges. Now they can analyse real-time data and react to presentations

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VIDEO: Highlights from Man Utd’s 20 titles

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:59 pm

BBC Sport looks back at highlights from Manchester United’s 20 title-winning campaigns.

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Who has made Garth Crooks’s team of the week?

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:53 pm

On a horrible weekend for the north east, who has made it into our expert’s Premier League XI?

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Di Canio apologises for Villa rout

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio apologises for his side’s lack of “fire and ferocity” in their 6-1 defeat by Aston Villa.

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VIDEO: Sunderland performance ‘unacceptable’

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio says his team’s 6-1 Premier League defeat at Aston Villa is “unacceptable.”

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VIDEO: Sunderland display ‘unacceptable’

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio says his team’s 6-1 Premier League defeat at Aston Villa is “unacceptable.”

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Lambert praises ‘fabulous’ Benteke

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Manager Paul Lambert pays tribute to Christian Benteke after the striker’s hat-trick against Sunderland boosted Aston Villa’s survival hopes.

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Lambert praises ‘fabulous’ Benteke

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert praises Christian Benteke after the striker’s hat-trick against Sunderland.

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VIDEO: Lambert hails ‘massive performance’

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says his team’s 6-1 Premier League win over Sunderland was a “massive performance”.

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VIDEO: Has football changed for the better?

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:35 pm

BBC Sports Editor David Bond looks at how football in England has evolved over the last 20 years, and whether it has changed for the better.

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VIDEO: Has football changed for the better?

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:35 pm

BBC Sports Editor David Bond looks at how football in England has evolved over the last 20 years, and whether it has changed for the better.

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Norwich edge Chelsea in FA Youth Cup

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Norwich City score a late penalty to take a first-leg lead over Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup final.

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Aston Villa 6-1 Sunderland

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Christian Benteke hits a hat-trick as Aston Villa beat Sunderland 6-1 to move five points clear of the Premier League drop zone.

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Davies unsure on Warburton captaincy

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Ex-British and Irish Lions fly-half Gareth Davies believes Paul O’Connell is a better bet to lead the side than Sam Warburton.

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PFA comedian was mistake – Carlisle

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 7:08 pm

PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle says his organisation made “a huge mistake” hiring comedian Reginald Hunter for its awards.

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VIDEO: Final Score 2 – Cliftonville crowned champions

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Joel Taggart and Chris Morgan review the weekend Irish Premiership action along with Linfield’s William Murphy

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Warburton tipped for Lions captaincy

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Sam Warburton is expected to be named captain when Warren Gatland unveils his British and Irish Lions squad on Tuesday.

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Saracens have grown, says McCall

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Boss Mark McCall says Saracens have improved in Sunday’s 24-12 Heineken Cup semi-final defeat by Toulon.

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Redknapp to remain as QPR manager

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Harry Redknapp will remain as manager of relegated Queens Park Rangers, the club announce.

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Bellamy hails ‘greatest achievement’

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Craig Bellamy says winning Premier League promotion with home club Cardiff City tops all his other football achievements.

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SPL talks fail to agree shake-up

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:41 pm

The prospect of imminent change to Scottish football appears remote following a meeting of all 12 SPL clubs at Hampden.

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VIDEO: Schmidt looking forward to challenge

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm

New Ireland rugby head coach Joe Schmidt says he is looking forward to the challenge but admits he feels a little “trepidation”.

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Sky Blues pair sign new contracts

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Ballymena United duo Dwayne Nelson and Mark McCullagh sign new two-year deals with the Showgrounds club.

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Jersey’s Le Bourgeois joins Bedford

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Bedford Blues sign fly-half Michael Le Bourgeois for next season from fellow Championship side Jersey.

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Lions back-row choice ‘frightening’

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Former back-row star Scott Quinnell says he does not envy those awaiting the British & Irish Lions squad announcement.

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Torquay part company with Ling

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Torquay United part company with manager Martin Ling after two years, “based purely on footballing grounds”.

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VIDEO: Bristol Academy set up Arsenal final

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Natalia and Laura del Rio score as Bristol Academy reach the FA Women’s Cup final with a 2-0 victory against Lincoln.

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Crawley chairman Marley steps down

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Crawley Town chairman Vic Marley is stepping down after six years in the role and will be replaced by Dave Pottinger.

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Rovers give Flynn two-week contract

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Newly promoted Doncaster Rovers give boss Brian Flynn a two-week contract after his previous deal expired on Saturday.

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‘Wilkinson won’t go on Lions tour’

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:58 am

BBC Sport’s rugby union expert Jeremy Guscott on why Jonny Wilkinson will not be selected for the Lions, plus he picks his squad

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Reading owner upbeat over finances

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:30 am

Reading owner Anton Zingarevich is confident the club are “in a good place financially” despite their relegation.

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Beckham sent off after six minutes

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:13 am

David Beckham was sent off just six minutes after coming on as a sub in Paris St-Germain’s 1-0 win at Evian.

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Berg awarded £2.25m compensation

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:04 am

Ex-Blackburn manager Henning Berg is awarded £2.25m after winning his compensation claim against the club.

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Flanker Mercer signs new Bath deal

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:40 am

Open-side flanker Guy Mercer commits to a new contract at Premiership outfit Bath.

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Flanker Mercer signs new Bath deal

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:40 am

Open-side flanker Guy Mercer commits to a new contract at Premiership outfit Bath.

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Di Canio feared Sunderland sack

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:17 am

Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio says he feared the sack in the immediate controversy over his appointment.

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VIDEO: Penalty miss puts Bees in play-offs

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9:35 am

BBC Late Kick Off London and the South East reflects on Marcello Trotta’s missed penalty which cost Brentford a place in the Championship.

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Can Brazil learn from German football?

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9:32 am

Germany and Bayern Munich legend Paul Breitner says Brazil can learn from German football’s change in fortunes

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Davids set to discuss Bees future

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:57 am

Barnet head coach Edgar Davids says he will talk with chairman Tony Kleanthous over his future following relegation.

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Sale sign forwards as Gray departs

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:50 am

Sale Sharks sign Michael Paterson, Kirill Kulemin and Charlie Walker-Blair, but Richie Gray will leave to join Castres.

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VIDEO: Shearer: Newcastle were embarrassing

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:40 am

Match of the Day pundits Alan Shearer and Phil Neville analyse Newcastle’s “embarrassing” 6-0 home defeat against Liverpool.

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Scarlets confirm player departures

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:33 am

Tonga lock Sione Timani and Wales flanker Richie Pugh are two of several players to leave Scarlets.

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Ireland name Joe Schmidt as coach

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:30 am

Leinster’s New Zealander coach Joe Schmidt is chosen to take over from Declan Kidney as coach of Ireland.

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Rock stars sponsor mini rugby team

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:15 am

A mini rugby team can claim the loudest team shirt in the country, thanks to sponsorship by veteran multimillion-selling rock band Def Leppard

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Rock stars sponsor mini rugby team

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:15 am

A mini rugby team can claim the loudest team shirt in the country, thanks to sponsorship by veteran multimillion-selling rock band Def Leppard

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VIDEO: The Match of the Day 3 Awards

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:11 am

Colin Murray is joined by Les Ferdinand and Michael Owen for this week’s Match of the Day 3, where they hand out awards including “most eccentric manager” and “worst game of the season”.

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Coach Tandy signs new Ospreys deal

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 6:48 am

Ospreys reward head coach Steve Tandy with a new four-year contract while backs coach Gruff Rees also gets a new deal.

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Edinburgh hails ‘special’ victory

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 6:23 am

Newport are within “touching distance” of the Football League after reaching the Conference Premier play-off final says Justin Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh hails ‘special’ victory

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 6:23 am

Newport are within “touching distance” of the Football League after reaching the Conference Premier play-off final says Justin Edinburgh.

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The pain in Spain?

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 5:51 am

Why Real Madrid and Barcelona are in very different moods as they size up Champions League semi-final comebacks

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Barton criticises QPR’s players

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 5:40 am

QPR midfielder Joey Barton criticises the players and ex-manager Mark Hughes after their Premier League relegation.

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VIDEO: Watzke criticises English clubs

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 5:32 am

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke believes English clubs are not run in the fans’ interest.

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Has football changed for the better?

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 5:29 am

Has the evolution of football, the nation’s favourite sport, been for better or worse? BBC Sport’s David Bond investigates

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Yeung pleads not guilty in Hong Kong

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:26 am

Birmingham City Football Club owner Carson Yeung pleads not guilty to money-laundering charges in Hong Kong and moves to have the case thrown out.

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Bale a worthy winner of PFA awards

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Gareth Bale’s significance to Tottenham is obvious on a weekly basis, says chief football writer Phil McNulty

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Cameron takes over as Worcester CEO

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Worcester Warriors announce the appointment of Charles Cameron as the club’s new chief executive, starting on 13 May.

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Little wins first women’s PFA award

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Arsenal Ladies midfielder Kim Little is named the first Professional Footballers’ Association Women’s Player of the Year.

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VIDEO: Highlights – Motherwell 3-1 Celtic

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Motherwell come from a goal down against SPL champions Celtic to clinch European football for the fifth time in six years as they win 3-1 at Fir Park. Commentary by Paul Mitchell.

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Bale named double Player of the Year

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Gareth Bale is the third man to be named PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year in the same season.

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Doncaster boss angry at WSL ‘farce’

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 9:16 pm

John Buckley criticises the timing of the announcement that Doncaster Belles will play in the second division of the WSL.

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