O’Connor stays at 10 for second Test

Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

Australia retain James O’Connor at fly-half and Kurtley Beale starts at full-back for Saturday’s second Test against the Lions.

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Fletcher takes on new Cherries role

Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 9:20 am

Bournemouth’s league appearances record-holder Steve Fletcher takes up a scouting role at the club.

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Fury extends Newcastle contract

Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 9:16 am

Warren Fury signs an undisclosed extension to his Newcastle Falcons contract, after impressing last season.

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Warburton wants Lions to ‘finish it’

Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 9:06 am

Sam Warburton says the British and Irish Lions intend to complete a series win in the second Test against Australia.

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Arshavin joins former club Zenit

Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 9:03 am

Former Arsenal attacker Andrey Arshavin returns to former club Zenit St Petersburg in a two-year deal.

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Arshavin joins former club Zenit

Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 9:03 am

Former Arsenal attacker Andrey Arshavin returns to former club Zenit St Petersburg in a two-year deal.

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Stanley replaces Hogg at Gloucester

Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 8:22 am

Gloucester appoint academy manager Andrew Stanley as forwards coach as a replacement for Worcester-bound Carl Hogg.

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Powell ready to replace injured stars

Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 6:49 am

England boss Hope Powell is not afraid to replace several of her best players if they are not fit enough for Euro 2013.

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Youngs & Bowe in five Lions changes

Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 2:51 am

Ben Youngs and Tommy Bowe are among five British and Irish Lions changes for Saturday’s second Test against Australia.

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Australia name squad for second Test

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 11:59 pm

Australia name James O’Conner and Kurtley Beale in starting line-up for Saturday’s second Test against the Lions.

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WRU earmarks extra £1m for regions

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 11:11 pm

The Welsh Rugby Union is making an extra £1m available to help regions keep international players in Wales.

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VIDEO: How Spain’s passing sucks in opponents

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9:57 pm

BBC Sport’s Pat Nevin looks at why Spain’s passing style is so hard for opponents to counter, and how their use of space goes against conventional wisdom.

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GB women could compete in Rio Games

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9:35 pm

The Football Association says a Great Britain’s women’s football team could bid to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

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VIDEO: Superb Tevez strike at 2010 World Cup

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Carlos Tevez scores a terrific goal from outside the penalty area to put Argentina 3-0 up against Mexico at the 2010 World Cup.

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Wilson rules out Doonhamers role

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Former Inverness CT midfielder Barry Wilson takes himself out of the running for Queen of the South vacancy

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Brazil 2-1 Uruguay

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Brazil reach the Confederations Cup final, where they will face Spain or Italy, after Paulinho’s late header sinks Uruguay.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Brazil 2-1 Uruguay

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Brazil reach the final of the Confederations Cup after a late header from Paulinho earns them a 2-1 win over Uruguay.

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Macc withdraw ‘pay to play’ deal

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Macclesfield Town withdraw offer of a chance to play 10 minutes for the club in return for a £20,000 donation.

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Tevez completes Juventus switch

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Manchester City’s Argentine striker Carlos Tevez joins Italian champions Juventus in a deal worth £12m.

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Gordon considers Ross County offer

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Former Kilmarnock defender Ben Gordon is considering a contract offer from Ross County.

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Brighton head coach role for Garcia

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion name former Barcelona midfielder Oscar Garcia as their new boss after Gus Poyet’s dismissal.

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McCann reunited with Coyle at Wigan

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Wigan Athletic announce that midfielder Chris McCann is to join on a free transfer, manager Owen Coyle’s first signing.

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Football game played by 1858 rules

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Football-mad Sheffield pupils return to the sport’s roots by playing the game according to rules devised there 155 years ago

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July deadline set for Hearts bids

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm

The administrators of Hearts, accountancy firm BDO, issue a deadline of 12 July for formal offers for the club.

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Coach Meulensteen leaves Man Utd

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Manchester United confirm the departure of first-team coach Rene Meulensteen after 12 years at the club.

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Edinburgh keen on Cardiff players

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh is confident he will be able to sign players on loan from Cardiff City next season.

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Ancelotti warned of Madrid pressure

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 6:07 pm

New Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is told the pressure to succeed at the club will be unlike anything he has known.

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Johnston wants many Killie signings

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Kilmarnock boss Allan Johnston aims to sign six new players and says joining was “too big an opportunity to turn down”.

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Walsall keen to keep striker Grigg

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Walsall are keen to keep hold of top scorer Will Grigg, who is reported to be a target for League One rivals Brentford.

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Yankey breaks England caps record

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Rachel Yankey becomes England’s most-capped football international after starting a friendly against Japan on Wednesday.

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Villa sign Norwich keeper Steer

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Goalkeeper Jed Steer becomes Aston Villa’s sixth summer signing after agreeing a move from Norwich City.

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Gerrard set for pre-season return

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he is on course to return to pre-season training after a shoulder operation.

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Macclesfield to sell chance to play

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Conference side Macclesfield will offer the chance to play a game for them this season – in exchange for £20,000.

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Celtic resigned to losing Wanyama

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Celtic manager Neil Lennon targets two more signings in the summer but is resigned to losing midfielder Victor Wanyama.

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England 1-1 Japan

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 3:23 pm

England’s last match before the European Championship ends in a 1-1 draw against world champions Japan.

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Owls sign Burton winger Maghoma

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Sheffield Wednesday sign former Tottenham winger Jacques Maghoma from Burton Albion on a two-year deal.

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The good, bad and ugly side of Tevez

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

BBC Sport’s chief football writer Phil McNulty looks at Carlos Tevez’s controversial but successful career in England

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Foe’s legacy 10 years after his death

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm

How did football change after the shocking death of Marc-Vivien Foe, who collapsed during a match 10 years ago?

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VIDEO: Neymar ‘feigns’ fouls – Lugano

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Uruguay skipper Diego Lugano accuses Brazil star Neymar of diving ahead of their Confederations Cup semi-final.

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Worcester bring in prop Becasseau

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Worcester Warriors bring in French prop Jeremy Becasseau – their 13th signing for the 2013-14 season.

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Defender Chester signs new Hull deal

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Hull City defender James Chester signs a new contract keeping him at the newly promoted Premier League club until 2016.

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Double-headers to open Championship

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm

The new English Championship rugby season kicks off with three double-headers being held on neutral grounds

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Derby reject Wigan’s Brayford bid

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 10:15 am

Derby County turn down a bid of around £1m from Wigan Athletic for defender John Brayford, reports BBC Radio Derby.

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Pilgrim signs Falcons extension

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9:31 am

Newcastle Falcons scrum-half Chris Pilgrim signs a new deal at Kingston Park, although the terms remain undisclosed.

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Banned Kinsella to discuss future

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9:12 am

Fleetwood Town will meet Gerard Kinsella to discuss his future with the club after he received a two-year drugs ban.

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League icon Lowes to coach Leeds RU

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9:10 am

Leeds Rhinos assistant coach James Lowes changes codes to become head coach of Leeds Carnegie rugby union team.

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Brazil’s Neymar accused of diving

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 8:50 am

Uruguay captain Diego Lugano claims Brazil’s Neymar “fools referees”, ahead of the Confederations Cup semi-final.

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Coach Jenkins hails Lions kickers

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 8:40 am

Kicking coach Neil Jenkins hails the success of the Lions goal-kickers for their superb form on the tour of Australia.

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McCabe ruled out for rest of 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 7:36 am

Australia’s Pat McCabe is out for the rest of the British and Irish Lions Test series after suffering a recurrence of a neck injury.

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Rebels’ Mitchell banned for lift

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 6:59 am

Melbourne Rebels winger Lachlan Mitchell is given a one-match ban for for lifting Simon Zebo during the game with the Lions.

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Phillips should start, says Edwards

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 6:47 am

Mike Phillips should keep his place in the British and Irish Lions team for the second Test, says Wales great Gareth Edwards.

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Scolari says win could unite Brazil

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 6:34 am

Luiz Felipe Scolari describes Brazil’s Confederations Cup semi-final against Uruguay as “crucial” for his country.

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Injury forces Bennett retirement

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 5:18 am

Wales hooker Huw Bennett is forced to retire at the age of 30 after three operations fail to cure an Achilles tendon problem.

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Brazil need to erase pain of 1950

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Brazil legend Mario Zagallo says a 2014 World Cup win would erase painful memories of the last time they hosted the competition

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VIDEO: Archive: Brazil beat Uruguay in 1970

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Watch Brazil come from behind to beat South American rivals Uruguay 3-1 in the 1970 World Cup semi-final in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Two-year European ban for Fenerbahce

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Turkish sides Fenerbahce and Besiktas both receive European bans from Uefa following a domestic match-fixing scandal.

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Mignolet secures £9m Liverpool move

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Liverpool confirm the signing of Sunderland’s Belgium international goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in a £9m deal.

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Blanc faces tough challenge at PSG

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Widely believed to have been the club’s eighth choice, new PSG boss Laurent Blanc arrives under a cloud of scepticism, says Matt Spiro

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Ramos angered by Spain party claims

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Sergio Ramos angrily denies a story claiming Spain’s players were involved in a party at the Confederations Cup.

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Ramos angered by Spain party claims

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Sergio Ramos angrily denies a story claiming Spain’s players were involved in a party at the Confederations Cup.

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Jackson frets over possible SFA fine

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Administrator Bryan Jackson believes it could be a “disaster” if Hearts are fined by the Scottish Football Association.

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Ask Lions prop Adam Jones

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm

With the Lions leading the series 1-0 and the second Test looming, do you have a question for Lions tight-head prop Adam Jones?

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VIDEO: Yankey to break England cap record

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 3:33 pm

England footballer Rachel Yankey says she doesn’t compare herself to football great Peter Shilton after equalling his 125-cap record.

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Wright ‘disappointed’ as Tade departs

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Gregory Tade signs for CFR Cluj, despite St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright claiming the striker had said he would stay.

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No approaches for Williams – Jenkins

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins says the club have received “no phone calls” about defender Ashley Williams.

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Lions pair ‘struggling’ for Test

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 2:39 pm

British and Irish Lions pair Alex Corbisiero and Jamie Roberts might not be fit for Saturday’s second Test against Australia.

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Morrell considers playing future

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Wrexham manager Andy Morrell says pre-season training will decide whether he carries on playing or hangs up his boots.

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Chelsea complete £18m Schurrle deal

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle becomes Jose Mourinho’s first signing since his return as Chelsea manager.

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Ancelotti appointed Real Madrid boss

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Carlo Ancelotti takes over as Real Madrid manager, with Laurent Blanc replacing the Italian at Paris St-Germain.

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Cardiff postpone trip to Malaysia

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:53 am

Cardiff’s City’s promotional trip to Malaysia is postponed on safety grounds because of air pollution in the country.

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Melbourne 0-35 British and Irish Lions

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:49 am

The British and Irish Lions cruise to a 35-0 victory over Melbourne Rebels in the final midweek game of the tour of Australia.

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London Welsh sign Trevett and Davis

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:39 am

London Welsh add to their front row by signing Nathan Trevett from Cardiff Blues and Queensland Reds’ Kevin Davis.

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Hamill agrees to Hearts wage cut

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:36 am

Jamie Hamill confirms he has agreed a wage cut as part of Hearts’ drive to reduce costs after entering administration.

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Hamill agrees to Hearts wage cut

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:36 am

Jamie Hamill confirms he has agreed a wage cut as part of Hearts’ drive to reduce costs after entering administration.

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Drugs ban for Fleetwood’s Kinsella

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:10 am

Fleetwood Town’s Gerard Kinsella is banned from football for two years after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.

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Tigers sign Blues defender Davies

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:10 am

Premier League newcomers Hull City sign central defender Curtis Davies from Birmingham City for an undisclosed fee.

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Swansea linked with striker Bony

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 10:07 am

Vitesse Arnhem’s Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony is linked with a possible move to join Swansea City.

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Brighton look for interim manager

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 9:35 am

Brighton chairman Tony Bloom hopes to appoint an interim manager by Thursday following Gus Poyet’s sacking.

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New Saints start against Port Talbot

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 9:05 am

The New Saints will begin the defence of their Welsh Premier League title at home to Port Talbot Town.

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Rushden try to wind up Kettering

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 9:02 am

Kettering Town settle a winding-up petition with HM Revenue & Customs but it is continued by Rushden & Diamonds Ltd.

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Boro sign Debrecen midfielder Varga

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 8:55 am

Middlesbrough sign Debrecen midfielder Josef Varga on a season-long loan deal, which begins on 1 July.

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VIDEO: Confederations Cup: Best goals so far

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 8:30 am

BBC Sport looks back at some of the best goals of the 2013 Confederations Cup.

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Tovey admits Blues move was mistake

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 5:24 am

Jason Tovey says he is pleased to be returning to the Dragons after leaving the region for Cardiff Blues a year ago.

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O’Connell to miss rest of Lions tour

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 5:15 am

Lock Paul O’Connell is ruled out of the rest of the tour of Australia after fracturing his arm but will stay on in a supporting role.

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Brazil ‘will definitely host World Cup’

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke says the 2014 World Cup will definitely be staged in Brazil and it can “be the best”.

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Balotelli out of Confederations Cup

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Italy striker Mario Balotelli is ruled out of the rest of the Confederations Cup with a thigh injury and returns home to Milan.

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Anfield regeneration plan revealed

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm

A £260m proposal to regenerate Anfield, which will see the expansion of Liverpool FC’s stadium and an avenue created through Stanley Park, are revealed.

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M’ne Rebels v British & Irish Lions

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Manu Tuilagi aims to give Lions coach Warren Gatland a selection headache against Melbourne Rebels on Tuesday.

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Johnston agrees terms with Killie

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Queen of the South manager Allan Johnston agrees terms to take over at Kilmarnock, the Dumfries club confirm.

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VIDEO: Court thought Lions call-up was prank

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Ireland and Ulster prop Tom Court says he initially believed his surprise call-up to the Lions was a practical joke.

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Guernsey FC continue FA Cup plans

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Guernsey FC will go ahead with plans to enter the FA Cup and FA Trophy after a fantastic response to an appeal for financial help.

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Reshuffle in Bath’s coaching staff

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Head coach Gary Gold is to become director of rugby at Bath, with coach Mike Ford being promoted to take on his role.

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Wanyama holds Southampton talks

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Celtic’s Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama has talks with Southampton after the two clubs agree a fee of about £12m.

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Guardiola ready for Bayern challenge

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Pep Guardiola says he is under pressure at Bayern Munich to emulate the success achieved by predecessor Jupp Heynckes.

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Stokes content with Celtic draw

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes predicts an “electric” atmosphere in the Champions League qualifier against Northern Irish side Cliftonville.

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VIDEO: Brazilian freestyle football skills

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Watch these freestyle footballers showing off their skills in Rio de Janeiro.

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Dunn signs new Blackburn deal

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Experienced midfielder David Dunn signs a new one-year contract with Championship club Blackburn Rovers.

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Schmeichel denies asking to leave

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel insists he has not asked for a transfer amid talk of a move to Hull.

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Aussies ‘work out’ Phillips – Dawson

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Former Lions star Matt Dawson is claiming Australia have ‘worked out’ how to control scrum-half Mike Phillips.

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Doncaster sign ex-Real Madrid man

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Championship club Doncaster Rovers sign former Real Madrid B midfielder Marc De Val Fernandez on a two-year deal.

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