Regions refuse to meet WRU deadline

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 8:26 pm

The row affecting Welsh rugby continues after the regions fail to meet a deadline to sign a new legal agreement with the WRU.

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VIDEO: Blues shave heads for cancer cash

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 8:02 pm

More than 30 players and staff at the Cardiff Blues have raised over £12,500 for Velindre Hospital.

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Chelsea report £49.4m loss in 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Chelsea reveal a £49.4m loss for the year to 30 June 2013 – but say that falls within Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rules.

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Symons injury adds to Worcester woes

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Worcester reveal that centre Andy Symons has broken his collar bone, while prop Euan Murray is sidelined with a knee injury.

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Scottish derbies kick off New Year

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:18 pm

The Scottish football season continues in 2014 with derbies in the Scottish Premiership on New Year’s Day.

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Scottish derbies kick off New Year

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:18 pm

The Scottish football season continues in 2014 with derbies in the Scottish Premiership on New Year’s Day.

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Celtic v Partick Thistle

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership game between Celtic and Partick Thistle.

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Dundee United v Aberdeen

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership game between Dundee United and Aberdeen.

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Inverness CT v Ross County

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership game between Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Ross County.

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Motherwell v St Johnstone

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership game between Motherwell and St Johnstone.

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VIDEO: Laudrup focuses on Man City match

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup’s mind is on their New Year’s Day clash against Manchester City, not the transfer window.

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VIDEO: Laudrup focuses on Man City match

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup’s mind is on their New Year’s Day clash against Manchester City, not the transfer window.

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VIDEO: Moyes not a fan of January signings

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Manchester United manager David Moyes says he wants to improve his squad but January is ‘not a brilliant month to do business’.

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King parts company with Sheff Utd

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Marlon King parts company with League One side Sheffield United, freeing him up for a January window move.

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Given extends Middlesbrough loan

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given extends his loan spell at Middlesbrough until 28 February.

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West Ham to sign striker Gordon

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:45 pm

West Ham will complete the signing of Jaanai Gordon on 1 January after agreeing a deal with Peterborough.

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West Ham to sign striker Gordon

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:45 pm

West Ham will complete the signing of Jaanai Gordon on 1 January after agreeing a deal with Peterborough.

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Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Premier League game between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

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Arsenal v Cardiff City

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Premier League game between Arsenal and Cardiff City.

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EU probe into Liberty Stadium deal

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:13 pm

A deal allowing Swansea City FC and the Ospreys rugby region to play at the Liberty Stadium is being investigated by the European Commission.

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EU probe into Liberty Stadium deal

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:13 pm

A deal allowing Swansea City FC and the Ospreys rugby region to play at the Liberty Stadium is being investigated by the European Commission.

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Fulham v West Ham United

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Premier League game between Fulham and West Ham United.

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Stoke City v Everton

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Premier League game between Stoke City and Everton.

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Dickinson signs new Edinburgh deal

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Experienced Scotland prop Alasdair Dickinson signs a new deal to extend his stay with Edinburgh until 2016.

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Bolton Wanderers debt up to £163.8m

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Bolton Wanderers announce they are £163.8m in debt after making a loss of £50m in the year ending June 2013.

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Bolton Wanderers debt up to £163.8m

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Bolton Wanderers announce they are £163.8m in debt after making a loss of £50m in the year ending June 2013.

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VIDEO: I have Chelsea regrets – Hasselbaink

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Former Premier League top scorer Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink shares regrets over his Chelsea departure with Dan Walker on the Football Focus forum.

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Kerslake ‘in dark’ about new manager

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Cardiff City caretaker boss David Kerslake says whoever becomes the club’s manager has “big boots to fill” after Malky Mackay’s exit.

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VIDEO: Wenger baffled by Anelka celebration

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he does not recognise the ‘quenelle’ celebration used by West Brom’s Nicolas Anelka.

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VIDEO: Benteke could return at Sunderland

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says striker Christian Benteke could make his comeback against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on New Year’s Day.

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VIDEO: Benteke could return at Sunderland

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says striker Christian Benteke could make his comeback against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on New Year’s Day.

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Southampton v Chelsea

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea.

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Paulinho is ruled out for a month

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Tottenham midfielder Paulinho is ruled out for at least a month with an ankle injury suffered in a tackle with Charlie Adam.

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Sunderland v Aston Villa

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Premier League game between Sunderland and Aston Villa.

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VIDEO: Martinez laughs off Barkley speculation

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Everton boss Roberto Martinez says he will not sell Ross Barkley in January amid reports of a £50m bid from Manchester United.

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West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:58 am

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United.

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Skipper Gault returns for Linfield

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:50 am

Premiership leaders Linfield will have skipper Michael Gault back for Wednesday’s home match against Glenavon.

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Liverpool v Hull City

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:25 am

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Premier League game between Liverpool and Hull City.

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Crystal Palace v Norwich City

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:12 am

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Norwich City.

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Henry to make permanent Wolves move

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:05 am

On-loan winger James Henry will join Wolves on a permanent deal from Millwall once the January transfer window opens.

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Gloucester’s Qera to join Toulouse

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10:57 am

Gloucester flanker Akapusi Qera will join French side Toulouse on 1 January after the two sides agree a transfer fee.

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Kello stays as three leave St Mirren

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10:43 am

Marian Kello agrees to stay at St Mirren until the summer as Jake Caprice, Stephane Bahoken and David Cornell leave Paisley.

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Everton ‘can resist Barkley bids’

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10:38 am

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is sure the club can resist bids for star midfielder Ross Barkley in January.

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Leyton Orient P-P Bristol City

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 9:40 am

Leyton Orient’s New Year’s Day match against Bristol City is postponed because of structural damage at Brisbane Road.

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Murray & Beckham miss out on honours

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and former England captain David Beckham are overlooked in the New Year’s Honours list.

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Dunfermline Athletic 0-4 Rangers

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Rangers return to winning ways by rounding off 2013 with a straightforward victory over second-placed Dunfermline

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McAree awarded MBE in Honours List

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Long-serving Dungannon Swifts official Joe McAree is awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.

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Wilkins joins Fulham coaching team

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Fulham appoint former manager Ray Wilkins as assistant head coach to Rene Meulensteen at Craven Cottage.

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O’Brien set to miss Six Nations

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien is likely to be sidelined for the Six Nations campaign because of a dislocated shoulder.

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VIDEO: Anelka meant no offence – Downing

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 6:58 pm

West Brom caretaker manager Keith Downing says striker Nicolas Anelka meant no offence by the “quenelle” gesture he made after scoring against West Ham.

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Bezuidenhout in Edinburgh trial

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Edinburgh bring in South African stand-off Carl Bezuidenhout on an extended trial basis until the end of the season.

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VIDEO: Suarez an easy target – Rodgers

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers defends striker Luis Suarez, saying he is an “easy target” for criticism.

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Newport’s Pidgeley cleared to play

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Newport County keeper Lenny Pidgeley will play against Oxford United on Wednesday despite fracturing his thumb.

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McDermott unsure of Gradel return

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Leeds boss Brian McDermott any deal for St Etienne winger Max Gradel will only happen if it is right for the club.

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Goodwin banned for Armstrong blow

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm

St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin is given a two-match ban for striking Dundee United’s Stuart Armstrong with his forearm.

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Gray ‘has two games to win Owls job’

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Sheffield Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric will give caretaker Stuart Gray another week with the team.

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Anelka agrees to stop celebration

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 3:37 pm

West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka tells West Brom he will not repeat his use of the “quenelle” gesture to celebrate goals.

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Sunderland sign Alonso on loan

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Sunderland complete a deal to sign Fiorentina’s ex-Bolton defender Marcos Alonso on loan for the rest of the season.

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Friendly image ‘costing Southampton’

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino claims officials treat his side unfairly due to their “young, friendly” image.

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Sheridan hails rugby great’s nephew

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Plymouth teenager Ben Purrington earns praise from manager John Sheridan – and his uncle, England rugby legend Richard Hill.

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League Two is like rugby – Flitcroft

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Bury boss David Flitcroft likens some of the football in League Two to rugby – but says his team will play “the right way”.

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Orient suffer Batt injury blow

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade says striker Shaun Batt could be out for up to four months with a hamstring injury.

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Players could force deal – Hadley

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:51 am

Players could speed up a new Welsh rugby deal by threatening a Six Nations boycott, says ex-Wales wing Adrian Hadley.

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Niblock agrees Cliftonville deal

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:45 am

Antrim GAA player Kevin Niblock agrees a one-year contract with Irish Premiership champions Cliftonville.

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Brazilian football faces courtroom drama

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:39 am

Brazilian football is bracing itself for a battle in the courts following the relegation of Sao Paulo club Portuguesa.

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Wasps sign Saracens’ Short on loan

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:34 am

London Wasps sign Saracens winger James Short on loan for the rest of the season to help ease their injury problems.

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Cardiff must move on – Turner

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 9:04 am

Ben Turner says Cardiff’s players will put ex-boss Malky Mackay’s sacking behind them and focus on staying up.

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VIDEO: Mourinho on Suarez dive & TV pundits

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 8:53 am

Jose Mourinho accuses Luis Suarez of a “swimming pool dive” in an attempt to win a penalty in Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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BBC football predictions for 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 6:30 am

Phil McNulty looks at what 2014 might hold in the World Cup, Premier League and Champions League

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Garth Crooks’s Team of the Week

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Arsenal return to the top, while Manchester City and Chelsea win to keep up the pressure but who caught our expert’s eye?

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Mourinho accuses Suarez of diving

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Luis Suarez should have been booked for diving as the Blues beat Liverpool 2-1.

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Rodgers talks up title credentials

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists his team can challenge for the Premier League, despite successive defeats.

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Harris not seeking Millwall job

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Millwall caretaker boss Neil Harris rules himself out of taking over the manager’s job on a permanent basis.

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London Irish 19-22 Gloucester

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Gloucester put more distance between themselves and the lower reaches of the Premiership as they edge out London Irish.

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VIDEO: Liverpool still challengers – Rodgers

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool are still “capable” of challenging for the title despite their 2-1 defeat to Chelsea.

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VIDEO: Stoke struggled to cope – Hughes

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Mark Hughes admits his side “struggled to cope” as Spurs beat Stoke 3-0 at White Hart Lane.

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Lawro’s predictions v Danny John-Jules

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 6:59 pm

BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on comedian and actor Danny John Jules

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VIDEO: Eto’o foul not a penalty – Mourinho

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Brendan Rodgers has “no reason” to complain after his side beat Liverpool 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

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Leicester City 5-3 Bolton Wanderers

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Leicester go into 2014 with a four-point lead at the top of the Championship following a thrilling victory over Bolton.

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Nottingham Forest 2-1 Leeds United

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Matt Derbyshire scores a superb winner as Nottingham Forest maintain their push for promotion with victory over Leeds.

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VIDEO: Paulinho display surprises Sherwood

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood says he was surprised by how well midfielder Paulinho played in his side’s 3-0 win over Stoke City.

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Brentford 3-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Brentford will end 2013 top of League One following a home win against MK Dons – their 11th victory in 12 league games.

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Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Chelsea end the year two points adrift of leaders Arsenal after a 2-1 win over Liverpool, who finish 2013 in fifth.

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Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Stoke City

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Tottenham move three points off the top four in the Premier League with a comfortable victory over Stoke.

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AUDIO: Post-match: Gloucester boss Davies

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies speaks to BBC Radio Gloucestershire following Sunday’s 22-19 win over London Irish.

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Injured Jagielka out for month

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Everton captain and defender Phil Jagielka is ruled out for up to four weeks due to a hamstring problem.

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Bristol City 4-1 Stevenage

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Louis Carey makes a club record 646th appearance for Bristol City as the Robins trounce fellow strugglers Stevenage.

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Wenger rules out move for Cabaye

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Arsene Wenger will not make another move for Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye because he has enough midfielders at Arsenal.

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Burton Albion 1-0 Newport County

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Billy Kee’s goal sees Burton Albion edge League Two promotion rivals Newport County and climb to third place.

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Anelka defends goal celebration

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Nicolas Anelka says he is “neither racist nor anti-Semitic” after tweeting to defend a controversial goal celebration.

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Oxford United 0-2 Scunthorpe United

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Veteran striker Deon Burton scores the opening goal as Scunthorpe win at Oxford in a game featuring two penalty saves.

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VIDEO: Saints progress pleases Pochettino

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino says he’s pleased with his team’s “progress”, despite their narrow 2-1 defeat against Everton.

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VIDEO: Martinez praises ‘perfect’ Everton

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Roberto Martinez says Everton were “perfect in our performance” as they beat Southampton 2-1 at Goodison Park.

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VIDEO: Newcastle deserved more – Pardew

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says his players deserved more after narrowly losing 1-0 to Arsenal at St James’ Park.

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Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Olivier Giroud’s header earns Arsenal a 1-0 win at Newcastle as Arsenal return to the top of the Premier League.

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VIDEO: ‘Arsenal have surprised people’

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Manager Arsene Wenger says the success of his Arsenal team has “surprised many people”, after their 1-0 victory over Newcastle.

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Everton 2-1 Southampton

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Seamus Coleman and Romelu Lukaku score as Everton defeat Southampton 2-1 in the final game of 2013 at Goodison Park.

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St Johnstone 3-0 Dundee United

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Striker Stevie May scores a hat-trick for St Johnstone as they sweep 10-man United away in the Tayside derby.

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Lennon praises ‘clinical’ Commons

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Manager Neil Lennon heaps praise on Kris Commons after the forward’s goal secures Celtic’s win over Inverness.

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Lennon praises ‘clinical’ Commons

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Manager Neil Lennon heaps praise on Kris Commons after the forward’s goal secures Celtic’s win over Inverness.

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