Mourinho wants Fulham to stay up

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Jose Mourinho says he would accept defeat at Fulham if it helps them stay in the Premier League, so long as Chelsea win the title.

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Poyet aiming for Sunderland greatness

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet wants to become a Black Cats great by beating Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final.

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Poyet aiming for Sunderland greatness

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet wants to become a Black Cats great by beating Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final.

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Hibernian 1-3 Dundee United

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Dundee United shrug off two missed penalties to comfortably beat 10-man Hibernian at Easter Road.

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McNamara: United worthy winners

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Jackie McNamara feels Dundee United were worthy victors after they defeated 10-man Hibernian 3-1 at Easter Road.

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Bath 10-23 Saracens

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 9:53 pm

David Strettle marks his 100th Saracens appearance with a try to help his side beat Bath to go top of the Premiership.

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Edinburgh 31-25 Ospreys

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Scrum-half Grayson Hart scores twice as Edinburgh hold off Ospreys in the Pro12 at Meggetland.

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Ulster 38-8 Dragons

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Tommy Bowe advances his Ireland’s Six Nations claims as he notches two tries in Ulster’s Pro12 win over the Dragons.

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VIDEO: Schedule tough for players – Mourinho

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says the scheduling of fixtures does not give players enough time to recover between matches.

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Birmingham confirm coaching departures

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Birmingham confirm assistant manager Terry McDermott and first-team coach Derek Fazackerley have left the club.

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St Johnstone sign defender Clancy

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Injury-hit St Johnstone move to sign former Kilmarnock, Motherwell and Hibernian defender Tim Clancy.

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Uefa investigates finances of 76 clubs

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Uefa says 76 clubs are being investigated for possible breaches of its Financial Fair Play rules.

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McCann legacy buoys Celtic’s Lennon

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Neil Lennon says he is more hopeful of fresh investment in the Celtic team and hails former owner Fergus McCann.

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Gibraltar’s Scots coach eyes rock solid show

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Assistant boss David Wilson says Gibraltar have come a long way since losing to Chick Young’s charity team a decade ago

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Tan’s birthday party dispels his Bond villain image

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan gives BBC Sport an insight into his life as he marks his birthday with an extravagant party

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Villa’s Hutton in Bolton loan switch

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton joins Championship side Bolton Wanderers on a month-long loan deal.

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Pellegrini banned for two matches

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is given a two-match ban for criticising the referee after his side lost to Barcelona.

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Ex-footballer in court in handcuffs

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballer Keith Gillespie appears in court in handcuffs.

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Moyes ‘would have been sacked in Italy’

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:15 pm

David Moyes would have been “sacked three times” if he was managing in Italy, says ex-Chelsea boss Gianluca Vialli.

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Lock Jones yet to train with Wales

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Wales backs coach Rob Howley confirms lock Alun Wyn Jones has not resumed training with the squad ahead of the Six Nations clash with England.

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Cardiff fans ‘no need to apologise’

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Cardiff City supporters tell controversial owner Vincent Tan that they have no reason to apologise to him.

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Celtic challenge Van Dijk red card

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Celtic appeal against the red card shown to Virgil van Dijk against Aberdeen, manager Neil Lennon confirms.

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VIDEO: Strikers make Hull a ‘different animal’

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Manager Steve Bruce says new strikers Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic have made Hull City “a different animal”.

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Mata and Torres not in Spain squad

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Manchester United’s Juan Mata and Chelsea’s Fernando Torres are left out of the Spain squad for the Italy friendly.

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I make football decisions – Solskjaer

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he manages the football side of Cardiff City, but owner Vincent Tan has a role in transfers.

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‘It was the first game I ever saw in colour’

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Photos with the trophy, drinks with the team – athlete Steve Cram on Sunderland’s last major trophy

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Barker shocked by Portsmouth task

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Portsmouth boss Richie Barker says he is shocked at how hard it has been to turn things around at Fratton Park.

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Dale Farm named as Milk Cup sponsor

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm

The Milk Cup retains its link with the diary industry after Dale Farm is announced as the youth tournament’s new lead sponsor.

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VIDEO: Hart ‘man enough’ to accept criticism

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Goalkeeper Joe Hart tells Football Focus that being dropped by Manchester City team encouraged him to keep fighting “to be the best”.

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I accept being dropped, says Hart

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:51 am

Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart says he has to be “man enough” to cope with being dropped.

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Boothroyd takes up FA coaching role

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:45 am

The Football Association names former Watford and Coventry manager Aidy Boothroyd as a new national coach.

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Reynolds agrees new Aberdeen deal

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

Aberdeen defender Mark Reynolds signs a contract extension to keep him at the Pittodrie club until 2018.

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Vickers signs new Falcons deal

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:25 am

Newcastle Falcons front-rower Rob Vickers signs a one-year contract extension, stretching his stay to nine seasons.

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Dragons coach Darren Edwards departs

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:07 am

Head coach Darren Edwards leaves the Newport Gwent Dragons after almost five years on the coaching staff.

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West Brom technical director leaves

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:59 am

West Brom part company with David McDonough, the director of technical performance and scouting, by mutual consent.

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Posh sure rail seats will be safer

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:41 am

The introduction of rail seating would improve stadium safety, says Peterborough United chief executive Bob Symns.

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Euro effort ‘gains Swans respect’

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7:24 am

Wales full-back Ben Davies says Swansea gained ‘a lot of respect’ following their Europa League exit away at Napoli.

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VIDEO: Tan talks Cardiff, Mackay & racism

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 6:33 am

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan gives BBC Sport a wide-ranging interview about his often controversial reign at the club.

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I’m no villain – Cardiff owner Tan

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 6:24 am

Vincent Tan talks about his controversial ownership of Cardiff, insisting he is not the “villain” he is made out to be.

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Sherwood wants more Spurs ‘character’

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:06 am

Tim Sherwood wants Tottenham to show their toughness more consistently after a thrilling Europa League win.

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No Wag ban for Brazil – Hodgson

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:57 pm

England coach Roy Hodgson will not ban players’ partners from the World Cup in Brazil, letting his squad decide instead.

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Hodgson prepared to omit big names

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Roy Hodgson admits it will be hard to select his World Cup squad but he is prepared to omit experienced players.

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Leeds clear £1.5m debt with sponsors

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Leeds United clear a £1.5m debt with their shirt sponsors, who had served a winding-up order against the club.

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Benfica win secures Spurs meeting

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Benfica ease past PAOK Salonika, Juventus see off Trabzonspor and Lazio are beaten by Ludogorets Razgrad in the Europa League.

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England call-up unbelievable – Shaw

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Southampton’s teenage left-back Luke Shaw describes his England call-up against Denmark as “unbelievable”.

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Monk proud despite Swansea Euro exit

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Swansea City manager Garry Monk says he is proud of his players despite their Europa League exit against Napoli.

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Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 FC Dnipro (agg: 3-2)

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Tottenham score three second-half goals to beat 10-man Dnipro 3-1 in the Europa League and claim a 3-2 aggregate win.

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Farrell cleared over ticket sale

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:22 pm

England’s Owen Farrell is absolved of blame after a match ticket allocated to him was sold on a secondary ticketing website.

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Napoli 3-1 Swansea City (agg 3-1 )

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Napoli score twice in the last 12 minutes to claim a 3-1 aggregate win over unfortunate Swansea in the Europa League.

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VIDEO: England’s Morgan recalls Wales stint

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:23 pm

England’s Ben Morgan looks forward to renewing acquaintances with former team-mates when Wales visit Twickenham.

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Rangers board ‘protecting club’

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Chief executive Graham Wallace defends the Rangers board amid calls for supporters to withhold season ticket money.

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VIDEO: Bruce ‘manager of the year’ – Pardew

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:09 pm

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew says Steve Bruce is ‘the manager of the year’ after guiding Hull City to 11th in the Premier League table.

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Ireland confident on Sexton fitness

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Ireland say they are confident that Jonny Sexton will be available for the game with Italy after suffering a thumb injury.

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Anelka banned for ‘quenelle’ gesture

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:45 pm

West Brom suspend Nicolas Anelka after he is banned for five matches and fined £80,000 for his “quenelle” gesture.

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VIDEO: Savage: Moyes’s Man Utd mistakes

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Robbie Savage discusses some of the reasons why David Moyes’s first season in charge of Manchester United has not gone to plan.

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Savage on 10 Moyes mistakes at Man Utd

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:32 pm

David Moyes can still succeed at Manchester United but he has made mistakes during his difficult reign, says Robbie Savage

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Thousands in Sir Tom Finney tribute

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Thousands of mourners, including Sir Bobby Charlton, attend the civic funeral of Sir Tom Finney at Preston Minster.

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VIDEO: Door not closed on absentees – Hodgson

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:13 pm

England manager Roy Hodgson says those left out of his 30-man squad for the friendly against Denmark could still be in the party that travels to the World Cup.

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AUDIO: Nowell deserves England spot – Beaumont

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Ex-England captain Bill Beaumont says Exeter Chiefs winger Jack Nowell has impressed since his elevation to the national side.

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Rape trial striker took sheets photo

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:28 pm

A footballer accused of raping a woman in a Newcastle hotel room took a photo of the bedsheets, a court has heard.

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Defiance and loyalty prove costly for Anelka

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Nicolas Anelka’s career has been laced with success and controversy, but he puts his closest friends above all

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VIDEO: Tim Key’s Premier League predictions

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Actor and comedian Tim Key takes on BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson in the Football Focus predictions challenge.

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Celtic mark 20 years since McCann era

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Celtic will mark 20 years since Fergus McCann’s takeover during Saturday’s home match against Inverness.

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Palace’s Williams joins Ipswich

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Championship side Ipswich Town sign Crystal Palace and Wales midfielder Jonathan Williams on a month’s loan.

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England call for Southampton’s Shaw

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, 18, receives his first call-up to the England squad, for the friendly against Denmark.

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Myler looks for more England chances

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Northampton Saints fly-half Stephen Myler says being part of the England Six Nations squad has left him wanting more.

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Thursday’s gossip column

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Liverpool keen on Steven Caulker, Patrice Evra set for Inter switch, Man City join race for Luke Shaw, plus more

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Forest’s Reid out for up to six weeks

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Nottingham Forest midfielder Andy Reid is likely to be out of action until April because of a hernia problem.

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Rangers fans back King ticket action

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2:41 pm

A coalition of Rangers supporters backs former Ibrox director Dave King over his statement on the club’s future.

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Worcester sign Annett from Ulster

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Worcester Warriors sign Niall Annett from Ulster, as well as bringing in Rotherham duo Dan Sanderson and Ben Sowrey.

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VIDEO: Funeral held for Sir Tom Finney

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Hundreds of mourners, including Sir Bobby Charlton, attend the funeral of former England footballer Sir Tom Finney.

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Staniforth injury blow for Liverpool

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Liverpool Ladies signing Lucy Staniforth suffers cruciate knee ligament damage and faces a long spell on the sidelines.

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‘Pants ripped off’ rugby officials

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm

The RFU fines amateur side Aylestone St James for “forcibly removing the underwear” of three north east-based officials.

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Irish wing Tagicakibau joins Stormers

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 1:35 pm

London Irish winger Sailosi Tagicakibau joins South African Super Rugby side DHL Stormers on loan.

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Arrest warrant for ex-footballer

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 1:21 pm

A warrant is issued for the arrest of the former Manchester United and Northern Ireland international footballer Keith Gillespie.

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Man Utd loan Lingard to Brighton

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Brighton agree the signing of Manchester United striker Jesse Lingard on loan for the rest of the season.

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Blackpool loan Wolves defender Foley

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Blackpool sign Republic of Ireland defender Kevin Foley on a one-month emergency loan from League One Wolves.

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Paterson supports concussion study

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Chris Paterson wants other former Scotland players to join him in contributing to a “ground-breaking” concussion study.

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English clubs ‘need B&I Cup funding’

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Jersey chairman Bill Dempsey says the B&I Cup will not be “a meaningful competition” unless English clubs get more funding.

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Keeper, coach, groundsman, physio, kitman

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:51 am

The remarkable footballing life of Norman Rimmington, still grafting for his beloved Barnsley at 90

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Sweeney signs new Exeter Chiefs deal

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:24 am

Veteran fly-half Ceri Sweeney signs a new one-year deal at Exeter Chiefs, despite struggling for first-team action.

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‘Some think Moyes is the right man, others do not’

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:18 am

Manchester United won’t sack David Moyes in the wake of the defeat by Olympiakos, but what might prompt the club to act?

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Blues and Reds fined over chanting

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:15 am

Linfield and Cliftonville are each fined £3,000 following sectarian chanting at the Co Antrim Shield semi-final in October.

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VIDEO: Sir Tom Finney funeral coverage

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

Coverage of the funeral of former England and Preston North End footballer Sir Tom Finney, including the cortege as it leaves Deepdale Stadium and the service from Preston Minster.

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Injured Jagielka out of England game

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:18 am

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is ruled out of England’s friendly against Denmark because of injury.

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VIDEO: Chelsea not ruthless enough – Mourinho

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:00 am

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his side are “paying” for not finishing chances off, following a 1-1 draw at Galatasaray.

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VIDEO: 1D star plays for Doncaster Rovers

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:13 am

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson has played his debut match at Doncaster Rovers football club.

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Wales’ 2013 win irrelevant – Hibbard

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:28 am

Hooker Richard Hibbard says Wales win over England to clinch the 2013 Six Nations is irrelevant ahead of Twickenham clash on 9 March.

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Swansea confident of beating Napoli

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:18 am

Defender Ben Davies says Swansea City are confident they can get past Italian side Napoli in the Europa League

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What happened to the local hero?

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 1:45 am

On the day of the funeral of Sir Tom Finney, BBC News asks whether there are still any “local heroes”

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How Mancini made amends to match Mourinho

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:43 am

Galatasaray coach Roberto Mancini gets his tactics right against Chelsea – eventually

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Mourinho rues lack of cutting edge

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his team are “paying” for a lack of cutting edge after a 1-1 draw at Galatasaray.

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Bale’s best Real display – Ancelotti

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11:48 pm

Gareth Bale’s performance in the 6-1 win over Schalke was his best yet for Real Madrid, says manager Carlo Ancelotti.

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Finney to be honoured at Wembley

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11:38 pm

The FA confirms a minute’s applause at Wembley before England’s friendly with Denmark to mark Sir Tom Finney’s death.

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Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Aurelien Chedjou equaliser cancels out Fernando Torres’s opener as Chelsea are held 1-1 at Galatasaray in the Champions League.

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Schalke 1-6 Real Madrid

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Gareth Bale scores twice as Real Madrid all but book in for the Champions League quarter-finals with a big win over Schalke.

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Crowds descend for 1D star’s debut

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 9:41 pm

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson’s debut for Doncaster Rovers reserves sees a legion of boy band fans descen

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West Brom ‘talks’ over league plight

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 8:50 pm

West Brom hold “constructive” talks over the club’s poor form and say manager Pepe Mel will work to help them improve.

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VIDEO: Moyes and Man Utd’s turbulent season

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:35 pm

BBC Sport looks at David Moyes’s first season in charge of Manchester United so far, following the club’s 2-0 defeat by Olympiakos in the Champions League.

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Barkley’s ‘challenging’ time in France

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:12 pm

England international Olly Barkley is happy to be at the Scarlets after the “most challenging 18 months” in French rugby.

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