Pele’s son sentenced to 33 years

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Edinho, the son of the Brazilian football legend Pele, is sentenced to 33 years in jail for laundering money from drug trafficking.

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O’Neill hails ‘magnificent’ Republic

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill describes his team’s display in the goalless draw with Italy as “phenomenal”.

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Italy’s Montolivo to miss World Cup

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Italy midfielder Riccardo Montolivo will miss the World Cup after breaking his leg in a friendly against Republic of Ireland.

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Qatar World Cup: £3m corruption claim

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Fifa is facing fresh allegations of corruption over its controversial decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

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Glasgow vow to return as winners

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Coach Gregor Townsend says Glasgow Warriors must learn the lessons of their 34-12 Pro12 final loss to Leinster.

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Italy 0-0 Republic of Ireland

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Republic of Ireland draw 0-0 with World Cup-bound Italy in their friendly at Fulham’s Craven Cottage.

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Rangers fans demand renewal figures

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:05 pm

A Rangers supporters’ group calls on the club to reveal the number of season tickets sold so far this summer.

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McCullough hailed for superb display

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill says defender Luke McCullough’s international debut against Uruguay was fantastic.

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Leinster 34-12 Glasgow Warriors

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Leinster storm to their second straight Pro12 title with a comfortable 34-12 win over Glasgow in the final at the RDS.

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Jonny Wilkinson’s career in pictures

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 7:13 pm

As Jonny Wilkinson retires, we look back at the World Cup-winning former England fly-half’s stellar playing career.

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Myler ‘proud’ of Northampton win

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Northampton fly-half Stephen Myler describes their victory over Saracens in the Premiership final as a “proud day”.

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Myler ‘proud’ of Northampton win

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Northampton fly-half Stephen Myler describes their victory over Saracens in the Premiership final as a “proud day”.

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Lovren and Jelavic in Croatia squad

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Southampton defender Dejan Lovren and Hull striker Nikica Jelavic are named in Croatia’s final World Cup squad.

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Fabregas set for £30m Barcelona exit

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Cesc Fabregas can leave Barcelona for £30m this summer – and the midfielder would prefer a Premier League return.

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Suarez named in final Uruguay squad

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is named in Uruguay’s 23-man World Cup squad, despite his recent knee surgery.

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Saracens 20-24 Northampton

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Alex Waller’s try in the last minute of extra-time wins Northampton their first Premiership title with victory over Saracens.

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Coleraine’s Lowry makes Blues switch

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Linfield sign midfielder Stephen Lowry from Coleraine two days after his brother Philip leaves Windsor Park.

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Netherlands announce World Cup squad

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Netherlands announce their final 23-man World Cup squad, with injured Rafael van der Vaart the most notable absentee.

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Negredo and Navas dropped by Spain

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Manchester City pair Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo are dropped from Spain’s squad for the World Cup in Brazil.

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Coaches must help to ‘manage’ Hodgson

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 12:18 pm

England coach Roy Hodgson will have to be ‘managed’ by his coaching staff during the World Cup, believes Phil Neville.

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World Cup ban fans hand in passports

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:56 am

More than 1,400 England fans banned for football-related violence are having to hand their passports to police ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.

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VIDEO: Brazilian team play beach footvolley

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:06 am

Watch World Cup hosts Brazil play footvolley at their training camp in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro.

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VIDEO: Brazil team play beach footvolley

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:06 am

Watch World Cup hosts Brazil play footvolley at their training camp in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro.

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VIDEO: Football can change your life – Williams

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:55 am

England and Liverpool Ladies midfielder Fara Williams explains how focusing on football helped to get her life back on track while she was homeless for six years.

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Wilkinson prepares for final game

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:46 am

Former England fly half Jonny Wilkinson plays his last game when he leads Toulon in the Top 14 final against Castres.

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Uruguay 1-0 Northern Ireland

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 7:33 am

Christian Stuani’s strike gives Uruguay a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in the international friendly in Montevideo.

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‘I was homeless for years,’ reveals England’s Williams

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 7:06 am

England midfielder Fara Williams reveals why she kept home life secret from team-mates while playing for her country.

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McDermott leaves role as Leeds boss

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 6:17 am

Brian McDermott leaves his role as manager of Championship side Leeds United by mutual consent.

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VIDEO: Can Arsenal win 13th FA Women’s Cup?

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 5:26 am

BBC Sport’s Alex Webb looks ahead to the FA Women’s Cup final between Arsenal and Everton on Sunday at the stadium:MK.

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VIDEO: World Cup moments: Pele’s cheeky lob

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 5:24 am

BBC Sport counts down 100 of the greatest World Cup moments as the 2014 tournament in Brazil draws nearer.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Uruguay 1-0 Northern Ireland

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 1:36 am

Uruguay scrape a narrow 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland in a friendly match ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Key questions Hodgson must answer before Brazil

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 1:03 am

From selection dilemmas in vital areas to strengthening a suspect defence, Roy Hodgson has plenty to ponder, says Phil McNulty.

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VIDEO: England cautious after Peru win

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 12:21 am

England manager Roy Hodgson is pleased with his team’s friendly win against Peru, but says he is keeping his feet on the ground.

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Spain 2-0 Bolivia

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:16 pm

Fernando Torres marks his first Spain appearance for 11 months with a goal as the World Cup holders beat Bolivia.

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Liverpool make £25m bid for Lallana

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Liverpool make a final offer of £25m for Southampton captain Adam Lallana and want to complete the deal swiftly.

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We will peak for Italy – Gerrard

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 10:50 pm

Steven Gerrard says England will be in peak condition for their World Cup opener against Italy after victory over Peru.

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Toure hit by malaria ahead of warm-up

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure contracts malaria and misses Saturday’s World Cup warm-up defeat by Bosnia-Hercegovina.

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England player ratings v Peru

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9:52 pm

BBC Sport’s David Ornstein rates the England players in their pre-World Cup friendly win over Peru.

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Rees makes Wales tour after cancer

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Ex-Wales captain Matthew Rees, who had testicular cancer in the season, is named in squad to tour South Africa.

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St Pat’s Athletic 5-2 Derry City

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Christy Fagan’s hat-trick helps champions St Pat’s earn a thumping win over a dismal Derry City side at Inchicore.

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England 3-0 Peru

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9:15 pm

England earn a comfortable win against Peru in their World Cup warm-up match after an improved second-half display.

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Wales: Probables 55-7 Possibles

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Wales Probables beat Wales Possibles 55-7 ahead of the announcement of the squad to tour South Africa in June.

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Barton in UKIP ‘ugly girl’ apology

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Joey Barton apologises after claiming UKIP’s European election victory made them the best of “four really ugly girls”.

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VIDEO: Lambert perfect for Liverpool – Fowler

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler says Rickie Lambert is a “perfect fit” for Liverpool.

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X-Factor gives Saints edge in Premiership final

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Match-winners like George North, Stephen Myler and Luther Burrell give Northampton the edge in the Premiership final, says Jeremy Guscott.

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England U20s face third-place play-off

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6:03 pm

England Under-20s secure a third-place play-off spot at the Toulon Tournament by drawing 1-1 with Colombia.

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VIDEO: Wenger wants to make ‘history’

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Arsene Wenger says he wants to make “more history” with the Gunners, after signing a new three-year deal with the FA Cup winners.

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Saracens’ Vunipola misses England tour

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Saracens prop Mako Vunipola misses England’s tour of New Zealand following knee surgery and is out until next season.

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Brown delivers Ibrox protest petition

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Former Rangers defender John Brown joins fans’ group Sons of Struth in delivering a 7,000-strong petition to the club.

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Doncaster confirm takeover approach

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Relegated Doncaster Rovers confirm they are in talks regarding a potential takeover of the club.

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Ulster sign South African Ludik

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Sharks full-back Louis Ludik will be Ulster’s third South African player next season after signing a two-year contract.

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VIDEO: ‘Hodgson knows game inside-out’

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm

England assistant coach Ray Lewington believes that manager Roy Hodgson “knows the game inside-out”.

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Puyol gets non-playing role at Barca

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Barcelona appoint Carles Puyol as assistant to sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta following his retirement.

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Townsend buoyed by Glasgow form

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Head coach Gregor Townsend insists it will not be a shock if Glasgow overcome Leinster in Saturday’s Pro12 final.

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Friday’s gossip column

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Chelsea face Filipe Luis snag, Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero would cost record fee, Alex Song eyes Premier League return, plus more

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Wenger ready to move Arsenal forward

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will feel he can take Arsenal onto the next phase of their development, says Phil McNulty

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Wenger signs three-year Arsenal deal

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Arsene Wenger will remain as Arsenal manager after signing a new contract with the Premier League club until 2017.

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VIDEO: Is this the funniest penalty ever?

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Watch Maldives striker Adey Ashadh Ali try to fool Afghanistan keeper Mansur Faqiryar with a swallow dive in the AFC Challenge Cup.

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O’Neill ‘can succeed’ without Keane

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2:55 pm

John O’Shea says Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill would be able to regroup from losing his assistant Roy Keane.

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Hibs fans to protest against Petrie

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Former Hibs player Paul Kane reveals a demonstration will be held at Easter Road aimed at ousting chairman Rod Petrie.

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Rotherham ‘destined for top flight’

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Rotherham chairman Tony Stewart believes the newly-promoted Championship side have not completed their upward journey.

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Real ordered to shut part of stadium

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Real Madrid are ordered to close part of the Bernabeu for their next European tie after racist behaviour by their fans.

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VIDEO: The worst stadium disaster in history

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:49 am

BBC News’s Piers Edwards tells the story of the worst stadium disaster in sports history, where 328 people lost their lives at in Peru’s Estadio Nacional 50 years ago.

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VIDEO: England players hone their shooting

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:36 am

Watch Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and their England team-mates sharpen their shooting skills against goalkeepers Ben Foster and Fraser Forster during a session at St. George’s Park.

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Ex-Swindon chief confirms Blues bid

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:24 am

Ex-Swindon chairman Jeremy Wray confirms he is part of a British consortium trying to buy a stake in Birmingham City.

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Cornwall aiming for Lancashire upset

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:10 am

Cornwall aim to upset Lancashire as they face one another in the County Championship final for the second successive year.

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VIDEO: No leading Celtic candidate – Lawwell

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:01 am

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell speaks to BBC Scotland’s Alasdair Lamont about the club’s managerial vacancy and confirms talks have been held with Roy Keane.

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Dundee announce triple signing

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 10:45 am

Dundee sign former Hibs captains James McPake and Kevin Thomson as well as ex-Alloa goalkeeper Scott Bain.

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Izaguirre & Lustig sign Celtic deals

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 10:14 am

Celtic defenders Emilio Izaguirre and Mikael Lustig sign new three-year contract extensions with the Scottish champions.

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VIDEO: Friendships ‘matter most’ to Borthwick

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 10:11 am

Retiring Saracens captain Steve Borthwick tells BBC Radio 5 live that the “most important thing” to him are the “friendships and bonds” he has made throughout his career.

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VIDEO: Wood shows off his archery skills

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 10:06 am

England and Northampton Saints forward Tom Wood shows BBC Look East his archery skills ahead of his side’s Premiership final against Saracens.

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Sheringham named West Ham coach

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 10:01 am

Teddy Sheringham, the former West Ham and England striker, returns to Upton Park as attacking coach.

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Fifa concern over three Brazil venues

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9:48 am

Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke says some World Cup venues are in a race against time to be ready for the tournament.

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Celtic say manager hunt continues

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9:33 am

Chief executive Peter Lawwell insists there is no preferred candidate for the Celtic manager’s post.

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York extends Falcons contract

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9:11 am

Newcastle Falcons back-rower Chris York signs an extension to his contract, although the terms of the deal are undisclosed.

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‘A nightmare on the field, a dream off it’

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9:03 am

Ex-England captain Steve Borthwick leads Saracens out for the last time in the Premiership final at Twickenham.

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Man Utd set to resume Shaw talks

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:44 am

Manchester United are to resume talks with Southampton over the transfer of Luke Shaw, reports BBC Radio Solent.

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Docherty regrets quitting Scotland

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6:55 am

The opportunity to manage Manchester United tempted The Doc away from Scotland in 1972, but he considers it a mistake.

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Campbell to decide on Cardiff future

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6:52 am

Fraizer Campbell could leave Cardiff City if a club triggers his release clause, admits manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer.

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When Walsall tried to sign the star of Italia ’90

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6:26 am

Former Cameroon striker Roger Milla recalls Italia ’90, his wiggle, being approached by Walsall and appearing on Wogan.

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No trial favours for brother – Davies

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6:17 am

Uncapped Possibles replacement James Davies will get no favours from his Wales and Lions centre brother Jonathan in trial.

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VIDEO: England’s World Cup highs and lows

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:59 am

A look back at England’s mixed fortunes at World Cups, from victory in 1966 to humiliation against Germany in 2010.

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Gerrard backs Rooney after criticism

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:28 am

England captain Steven Gerrard defends Wayne Rooney after the striker faced criticism from former team-mate Paul Scholes.

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VIDEO: World Cup moments: Owen’s wonder goal

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:03 am

BBC Sport counts down 100 of the greatest World Cup moments, as the 2014 tournament in Brazil draws nearer.

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Hibs fans reject club peace offering

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Hibernian fans demanding the resignation of chairman Rod Petrie reject the club’s plea to postpone protest plans.

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Baa-Baas ‘need to restore reputation’

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Barbarians coach Dean Ryan challenges his players to restore the side’s reputation in Sunday’s game against an England XV.

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Gomez agrees to join Sunderland

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Wigan Athletic’s Spanish midfielder Jordi Gomez agrees to join Sunderland on a three-year contract from 1 July.

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VIDEO: O’Neill reveals Celtic’s Keane interest

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says assistant Roy Keane has had an “informal chat” about becoming Celtic boss.

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VIDEO: England quality impresses Hodgson

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 6:34 pm

England manager Roy Hodgson says he wants to “bottle” the quality his players are showing in training and use it against Italy on June 14.

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Keane has ‘had chat’ about Celtic job

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Roy Keane has had “an informal chat” with Celtic’s majority shareholder about becoming the club’s new manager.

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Hodgson impressed with England form

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 5:09 pm

England manager Roy Hodgson wants to “bottle” the standard of his team’s training performances for the World Cup.

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Keane ‘good man’ for Celtic – Mulgrew

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Roy Keane is a “strong character” who would be a good Celtic manager, according to defender Charlie Mulgrew.

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Twickenham finals ‘unique’ – Nelson

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Coach Mark Nelson says Lancashire’s Twickenham experience will have no bearing on Sunday’s County Championship final.

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VIDEO: Mallinder urges Saints to stay calm

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder tells BBC Look East that his side will need to keep their heads in the Premiership final against Saracens on Saturday.

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VIDEO: England news conference

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Live coverage of the England news conference with Roy Hodgson ahead of England’s friendly with Peru at Wembley Stadium on Friday.

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Thursday’s gossip column

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Liverpool offer £16m for Moreno, Victor Wanyama wants Tottenham move, Spurs also target Inter’s Fredy Guarin, plus more.

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VIDEO: Rio and Olly Murs’s World Cup moments

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Watch a taster of Rio Ferdinand and Olly Murs presenting The World Cup’s 50 Greatest Moments, coming soon to BBC Three and BBC Three HD.

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Kitchener to lead England v Baa-Baas

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Leicester lock Graham Kitchener will captain an inexperienced England XV against the Barbarians on Sunday.

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Hibs chairman Petrie meets angry fans

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Hibs chairman Rod Petrie is to meet members of the supporters’ trust that has called for his resignation.

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Lowry leaves Linfield for Derry

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Derry City manager Peter Hutton makes his first big name signing by capturing midfielder Philip Lowry from Linfield.

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