Bale would ‘listen’ to Real offer

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

Gareth Bale would listen to an offer from Real Madrid, says his agent Jonathan Barnett in Spanish interview.

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Bale ‘would listen’ to Real offer

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

Gareth Bale would listen to an offer from Real Madrid, says his agent Jonathan Barnett in a Spanish interview.

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Hughes set to be named Stoke manager

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:22 am

Mark Hughes is expected to be appointed as the new manager of Premier League side Stoke City by the end of the week.

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Zola ready for Watford recruitment

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:07 am

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola says he will attempt to sign some of his loan players despite a transfer embargo.

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Falcao may follow Carvalho to Monaco

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:54 am

Ricardo Carvalho joins Monaco from Real Madrid amid reports Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao will follow.

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Dutch linesman death trial begins

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:49 am

Eight people go on trial in the Dutch city of Lelystad accused of kicking a linesman to death after a junior football match.

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Palace pair agree new contracts

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:39 am

Crystal Palace midfielder Owen Garvan and defender Peter Ramage sign new two-year deals with the promoted club.

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Palace pair agree new contracts

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:39 am

Crystal Palace midfielder Owen Garvan and defender Peter Ramage sign new two-year deals with the promoted club.

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Warburton doubt for Barbarians game

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:30 am

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton is doubtful for Saturday’s tour opener against the Barbarians.

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Why do England fans sing No Surrender?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:27 am

England football fans are being asked not to sing “offensive songs” during the match with Ireland at Wembley. But why do they sing No Surrender anyway?

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Why do England fans sing No Surrender?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:27 am

England football fans are being asked not to sing “offensive songs” during the match with the Republic of Ireland at Wembley. But why do they sing No Surrender anyway?

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Scots injury doubts for Croatia trip

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:07 am

Leigh Griffiths and James Forrest are among the Scotland fitness concerns ahead of the World Cup qualifier in Croatia.

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VIDEO: Lampard happy to hand Cole captaincy

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 9:05 am

Frank Lampard says giving the England captaincy to Ashley Cole is the “perfect gesture” to commemorate his 100th cap.

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Parisse to captain Barbarians team

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 8:49 am

Italy’s number eight Sergio Parisse will captain the Barbarians against the British and Irish Lions in Hong Kong.

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Cole to captain England at Wembley

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 8:42 am

Ashley Cole will captain England against the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday as a tribute for reaching 100 caps.

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Crues to continue Windsor fight

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 7:45 am

Crusaders will pursue with their legal action against DCAL over the £25m redevelopment of Windsor Park.

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Palace rise boosts Wales – Coleman

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 6:29 am

Wales manager Chris Coleman welcomes four Welshmen rising to the Premier League with promoted Crystal Palace.

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New app to help fans report abuse

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Kick It Out develops an app to help football fans report discrimination after over half surveyed report hearing abuse.

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Birmingham Ladies see off Chelsea

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 9:49 pm

A sensational goal by Birmingham midfielder Jo Potter wraps up a 2-1 Women’s Super League win against Chelsea.

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Dungannon bring in striker Doyle

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Dungannon Swifts sign former Ards and Loughgall striker Stephen Doyle on a two-year deal.

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Cotter news buoys Scotland squad

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Lock Al Kellock thinks the appointment of Vern Cotter as Scotland head coach proves they are on the right track.

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England wait too long for Keane

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane believes the friendly with England should have taken place years ago.

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England wait too long for Keane

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane believes the friendly with England should have taken place years ago.

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Everton ‘sorry’ over club badge row

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Everton apologise to fans after more than 22,000 people sign a petition criticising the football club’s newly-launched badge.

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VIDEO: Lions hooker Best targets Test place

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Ireland and Ulster hooker Rory Best is determined to secure a Test place against Australia after his late call-up to the Lions squad.

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VIDEO: Top clips: Eagles win, Monaco GP & more

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm

BBC Sport brings you a selection of the best clips of the week, including Crystal Palace’s victory in the Championship play-off final.

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VIDEO: Cole a fantastic servant – Hodgson

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm

England manager Roy Hodgson describes Ashley Cole as “a fantastic servant” whilst announcing that the left-back will captain his country against the Republic of Ireland at Wembley on Wednesday.

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Liverpool agree deal for Kolo Toure

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Liverpool agree a deal to sign Manchester City defender Kolo Toure on 1 July when his contract expires.

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Defender Wilson out for Republic

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Stoke full-back Marc Wilson is ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s friendly against England on Wednesday.

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Ronaldo ‘to be best-paid player’

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he wants to make Cristiano Ronaldo the world’s best-paid player.

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Clubs attack FA over Belles demotion

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 3:41 pm

The decision to demote Doncaster Rovers to the second tier of women’s football is “scandalous”, says the boss of a rival club.

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AUDIO: Martinez a must for Everton – Whelan

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Wigan owner Dave Whelan says Roberto Martinez is “tailor-made” for Everton, after the Spaniard signalled his intention to leave the Latics.

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Blackburn complete triple signing

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Chris Taylor, Simon Eastwood and Alan Judge become Gary Bowyer’s first three signings as Blackburn Rovers manager.

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Bedford have ‘nothing to lose’

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Centre Mark Atkinson says Bedford will play without pressure in the Championship play-off final against Newcastle.

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AUDIO: Captain role vital for Lions – Wood

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Two-time British and Irish Lion Keith Wood captain believes skipper Sam Warbuton will have a decisive role this summer.

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Clark & Slater out of England tour

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Northampton’s Calum Clark and Leicester’s Ed Slater are both ruled out of England’s tour to Uruguay and Argentina.

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Martinez to leave relegated Wigan

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Roberto Martinez is given permission to leave Wigan and will now hold talks with Everton about succeeding David Moyes.

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Dundee United plan to sell Russell

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Dundee United plan to sell Johnny Russell this summer “to benefit the club” despite rejecting a bid from Derby.

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How to win a Lions series

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Sir Ian McGeechan, the last coach to win a series with the Lions, gives his advice to the current crop of players and coaches.

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Palace not planning Zaha loan return

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Crystal Palace say there are no plans to try to get winger Wilfried Zaha back on loan from Manchester United.

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Dundee group wants more time on bid

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Dundee Supporters’ Society urges the club’s board to take more time to consider a proposed Texan takeover at Dens Park.

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Dundee group wants more time on bid

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Dundee Supporters’ Society urges the club’s board to take more time to consider a proposed Texan takeover at Dens Park.

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Easter set to sign Millwall deal

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Striker Jermaine Easter is set to sign a one-year contract with Millwall after a spell on loan from Crystal Palace.

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Burns ready to make England impact

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Freddie Burns hopes his 20 points for England against the Barbarians will help him secure a regular international berth.

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Navidi and Warren join Wales squad

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Josh Navidi and Adam Warren replace the injured Aaron Shingler and Ashley Beck in the Wales squad to face Japan.

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Villa to learn from mistakes – Vlaar

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

Ron Vlaar says Aston Villa must learn from their mistakes after securing their Premier League status for next term.

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Scottish Football League vote date

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11:31 am

Scottish Football League clubs will meet on 12 June to vote on the SPL’s proposed league restructuring.

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Phillips hopes to remain at Palace

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11:06 am

Veteran striker Kevin Phillips says if he was offered a new deal at Crystal Palace it would be “hard to turn down”.

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Saints will get better – Mallinder

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 10:55 am

Northampton boss Jim Mallinder says his side will improve next season, spurred on by defeat in the Premiership final.

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AUDIO: Saints’ Mallinder ‘enormously proud’

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 10:47 am

Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder tells BBC Radio Northampton that he is “enormously proud” of his team despite losing the Premiership final to Leicester Tigers.

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Doran signs new Inverness contract

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 10:45 am

Inverness Caley Thistle hand Aaron Doran a three-year contract, saying the winger also had options with other clubs.

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Rangers agree deal for 40-goal Clark

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 10:43 am

Rangers agree a three-year deal with striker Nicky Clark, who scored 40 goals for Queen of the South in 2012-13.

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Worcester sign Wales flanker Thomas

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 10:31 am

Worcester sign Jonathan Thomas from Ospreys after the flanker’s contract is terminated by the Welsh club.

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The friendly that turned into a riot

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 9:48 am

Inside story of the last match between England and the Republic of Ireland in 1995, abandoned because of serious crowd trouble

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Bramble released by Sunderland

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 9:48 am

Sunderland release defenders Titus Bramble and Matt Kilgallon as manager Paolo Di Canio reveals club’s retained list.

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VIDEO: Archive: Holloway’s Bosman rant

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 9:23 am

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway talks about free transfers and Wayne Rooney during his time as Blackpool manager.

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Wright questions Scotland’s strategy

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 9:20 am

Former Scotland international Peter Wright says waiting a year to appoint Vern Cotter national coach is a risky strategy.

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Injured Barclay misses Scotland tour

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 8:50 am

Scarlets-bound John Barclay is ruled out of Scotland’s tour to South Africa as he requires shoulder surgery.

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Benitez appointed Napoli manager

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 8:33 am

Former Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez is appointed as the new coach of Serie A side Napoli.

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Palace ‘on a hiding to nothing’

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 8:32 am

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway admits it will be difficult for his newly promoted side to stay in the Premier League.

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Laudrup has rejected offers – agent

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7:13 am

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup will stay despite receiving offers from other clubs, says the Dane’s agent.

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Jenkins out of first Lions game

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 6:23 am

Injured Wales prop Gethin Jenkins will miss the Lions’ tour opener against the Barbarians in Hong Kong on Saturday.

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VIDEO: FA chairman wants respect from fans

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 6:17 am

FA chairman David Bernstein wants England fans to show “total respect” to Republic of Ireland supporters during the friendly at Wembley.

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Hodgson warns fans over chants

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Roy Hodgson asks England fans not to sing antagonistic songs during a friendly against the Republic of Ireland.

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O’Driscoll wants new Lions memories

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Ireland centre Brian O’Driscoll calls for the Lions to “kick on to the next level” with a first win since 1997.

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Hard work starts now for Holloway

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Ian Holloway deserves credit for leading Crystal Palace to the Premier League – but keeping them there will be a bigger challenge, says Paul Fletcher

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VIDEO: Crystal Palace were better – Zola

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola admits that Crystal Palace “were better” in their 1-0 win in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

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Palace deserved victory, says Zola

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola says Crystal Palace deserved their 1-0 win in the Championship play-off final.

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Liverpool’s Wilson in Hearts switch

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Hearts sign Danny Wilson on a three-year contract after the Scotland defender’s loan spell from Liverpool.

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VIDEO: Holloway praises ‘outstanding’ Palace

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway praises the “professional” Kevin Phillips as the 39-year-old striker scores the goal against Watford that seals Premier League promotion.

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Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford (aet)

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Kevin Phillips’s extra-time penalty gives Crystal Palace victory over Watford and a place in the Premier League.

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VIDEO: Palace promoted to Premier League

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Crystal Palace celebrate promotion to the Premier League after beating Watford 1-0 in extra time to win the Championship play-off final.

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Nevin tips Lennon to stay at Celtic

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Former Scotland international Pat Nevin is sure Celtic manager Neil Lennon will be with the Scottish champions next season.

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Douglas close to Lech Poznan move

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Dundee United full-back Barry Douglas is on the verge of a switch to Polish top-tier club Lech Poznan.

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VIDEO: Gatland confident of Lions success

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 4:40 pm

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says his team are leaving “with the belief and confidence they will come back with a series victory”.

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Isco eager to follow Pellegrini

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Malaga playmaker Isco keen to continue playing under Manuel Pellegrini who is expected to take over at Manchester City.

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Dyke wants chances for English youth

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 3:23 pm

New FA chairman Greg Dyke says seeing more young English players in the Premier League is one of his biggest challenges.

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Striker Browne signs for Coleraine

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Coleraine announce the signing of former Linfield striker Gary Browne on a two-year contract.

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Best ‘can challenge for Test spot’

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Lions coach Warren Gatland says Ireland hooker Rory Best can challenge for a Test place after his late call-up.

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Cotter to be Scots coach – from 2014

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 2:26 pm

New Zealander Vern Cotter will be the next Scotland head coach, but he will not take charge until June 2014.

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Torres recalled to Spain squad

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is named in Spain’s provisional 26-man squad for the Confederations Cup.

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Given points towards Villa exit

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Aston Villa’s veteran ex-Ireland international keeper Shay Given looks set to leave in search of first-team football.

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Fly-half Wight extends Glasgow stay

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:41 am

Glasgow Warriors hand a new one-year contract to experienced 27-year-old fly-half Scott Wight.

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Everton fans protest over new badge

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:21 am

More than 14,000 Everton fans sign an online petition which calls a newly-launched version of the football club’s badge “embarrassing”.

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Highs and lows of the Scottish season

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:06 am

With Scottish football entering a hiatus, BBC Scotland looks back at an eventful 2012-13 campaign

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Burke to coach Leicester backs

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 10:53 am

Paul Burke takes over as Leicester Tigers backs coach as director of rugby Richard Cockerill has a reshuffle.

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‘Brazilian football loses biggest star’

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 10:29 am

Neymar’s departure to Barcelona is a consequence of continuing weaknesses in Brazilian domestic football, says Tim Vickery

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VIDEO: Zola and Holloway on play-off final

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 9:40 am

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola and his Crystal Palace counterpart Ian Holloway talk to the media ahead of the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

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Real Madrid in six-goal thriller

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 9:27 am

Real Madrid draw 3-3 with Real Sociedad and PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores his 30th goal, plus a full European round-up.

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Adam Jones’s Lions column: Ice therapy & snoring

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 9:10 am

British and Irish Lions prop Adam Jones talks about the squad’s intense training routine and a noisy room-mate

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‘In the six’ and football’s other strange Americanisms

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 8:10 am

British attempts to describe baseball provoke ridicule in the US, while American jargon in “soccer” causes amusement and bafflement among British fans. Why do people care so much?

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Best yet to come from Allen – Hamann

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 6:15 am

Former Anfield star Dietmar Hamann believes the best is yet to come from midfielder Joe Allen for both Wales and Liverpool.

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Respect key for Lions says Phillips

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 6:01 am

Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips believes the 2013 Lions will find it easy to put aside their national differences before tackling Australia.

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Sterling eyes top-four Reds finish

Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Raheem Sterling believes Liverpool will mount a serious challenge for a top-four finish next season.

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Sterling work can reap rich rewards

Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Liverpool’s teenage winger Raheem Sterling is determined to learn the lessons of a whirlwind 12 months in his fight to reach the top

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PSG keeper, 38, sees red on debut

Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Veteran keeper Ronan Le Crom is sent off only 21 minutes after making his PSG debut on the last day of the season.

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Benfica defeat caps disastrous finale

Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Benfica’s terrible end to the season takes another turn for the worse as they are shocked by Vitoria de Guimaraes in the Portuguese Cup final.

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McCall to remain as Motherwell boss

Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Stuart McCall decides to stay on as Motherwell boss following talks with managerless Sheffield United.

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Crilly hits four in Glasgow win

Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Sarah Crilly scores four as Scottish Women’s Premier League leaders Glasgow City hammer hosts Hutchison Vale.

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Lazio beat rivals Roma in cup final

Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Senad Lulic’s second-half goal gives Lazio their sixth Coppa Italia triumph with a narrow victory over rivals Roma.

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