Bradley Davies out of Wales tour

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Lock Bradley Davies is out of Wales’ June tour to South Africa, but flanker Dan Lydiate is expected to be fit.

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VIDEO: Bristol must pull together – Mama

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Bristol flanker Marco Mama tells BBC Points West the squad must “pull together” to overturn the 19-point deficit against London Welsh in the Championship play-off final.

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Mama confident of Bristol comeback

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Marco Mama says Bristol have what it takes to overturn a 19-point deficit against London Welsh in the Championship final second leg.

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Rotherham boss Evans signs new deal

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11:40 am

Rotherham manager Steve Evans agrees a new three-year contract after securing promotion to the Championship.

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Man Utd owner Glazer dies aged 85

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11:19 am

Malcolm Glazer, the billionaire businessman who led a controversial takeover of Manchester United in 2005, dies at the age of 85.

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Could World Cup matches be fixed?

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11:15 am

Fifa’s head of security, Ralf Mutschke, tells Ed Hawkins that the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is not immune to match-fixing.

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Corbisiero wants ‘fairytale’ end

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11:03 am

Northampton prop Alex Corbisiero is hoping for a dream end to the season by winning Saturday’s Premiership final.

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South Korea name Premier League trio

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 10:16 am

Cardiff’s Kim Bo-kyong and Sunderland’s on-loan midfielder Ki Sung-yeung are named in South Korea’s World Cup squad.

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Henshaw pulls out of Argentina tour

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 9:43 am

Connacht back Robbie Henshaw withdraws from Ireland’s tour to Argentina because he needs an operation on a hand injury.

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England ‘should play like Liverpool’

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 9:36 am

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says England should emulate Liverpool’s attacking “swagger” at the World Cup.

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McLaughlin keen to make mark with NI

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8:51 am

Ryan McLaughlin is on the verge of making his Northern Ireland debut after ending any doubt about his international allegiance.

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‘Manager exit surprised us all before Cup final’

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8:46 am

In her latest column, Arsenal’s Casey Stoney discusses the shock exit of boss Shelley Kerr a week before the FA Cup final.

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Scots can do even better – Mulgrew

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8:25 am

Charlie Mulgrew says there is plenty of room for Scotland to improve on their performance in the 2-2 draw with Nigeria.

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Minala confirmed as 17, not 42

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:56 am

Lazio midfielder Joseph Minala is free to resume his career after an official investigation rules he did not lie about his age.

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Fabianski leaves Arsenal for Swansea

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:23 am

Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski signs a four-year deal to join Swansea City when his contract with Arsenal expires.

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The man who lit up Rotherham’s New York

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 6:59 am

How a lighting salesman from Rotherham started spreading the news of his town’s exiled football club.

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Le Fondre a bargain buy – Williams

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 6:52 am

New striker Adam Le Fondre will bring the Bluebirds goals, says ex-Wales and Reading defender Adrian Williams.

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Unpopular but unforgettable: Glazer’s Man Utd legacy

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 6:33 am

Former owner Malcolm Glazer may not be mourned by many Manchester United fans but he will never be forgotten, writes Simon Stone.

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VIDEO: World Cup moments: Italy stun Germany

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 5:31 am

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

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World Cup dreamers: Players reveal ambitions

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 5:25 am

Wayne Rooney, Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure, Cesc Fabregas and others reveal their personal ambitions for Brazil 2014.

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Ryan Jones set to miss Wales tour

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Wales forward Ryan Jones looks set to miss his country’s summer tour of South Africa because of an ankle injury.

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Attacking promise pleases Strachan

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm

Manager Gordon Strachan is encouraged by a 2-2 draw with Nigeria, citing rustiness for lapses at Craven Cottage.

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VIDEO: Highlights – Nigeria 2-2 Scotland

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Nigeria twice come from behind to draw with Scotland in an international friendly at Fulham’s Craven Cottage (UK only).

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VIDEO: Strachan hails ‘terrific’ Scotland display

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Scotland coach Gordon Strachan speaks to BBC Scotland’s Alasdair Lamont following the 2-2 draw with Nigeria.

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Wenger ‘put England ahead of Arsenal’

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Jack Wilshere reveals Arsene Wenger refused to rush him back from injury to ensure he would be fit for the World Cup.

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City beat Hibs to win League Cup

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Glasgow City win the Scottish Women’s League Cup for the third time in a row with comfortable win over Hibernian.

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England’s Under-20s held by S Korea

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Fulham’s Cauley Woodrow scores as England’s Under-20 side are held by South Korea at the Toulon Tournament in France.

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Championship final: London Welsh 27-8 Bristol

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm

London Welsh beat Bristol to take a 27-8 advantage into next week’s Championship play-off final second leg.

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Nigeria 2-2 Scotland

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Uche Nwofor’s late strike denies Scotland victory against World Cup-bound Nigeria at Craven Cottage.

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West Ham bring in striker Zarate

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 7:10 pm

West Ham sign Argentine forward Mauro Zarate on a three-year contract from Velez Sarsfield.

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Out gay player ‘may never happen’

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says a gay Premier League player may never be able to reveal his sexuality during his playing career.

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Poyet signs new Sunderland contract

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet signs a new deal that will keep him at the Premier League club until 2016.

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Celtic can gain from fresh thinking

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 6:29 pm

A prior attachment to the club need not be a priority in the search for a new Celtic manager, says BBC Scotland’s Richard Wilson.

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Boyata signs new Man City deal

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata signs a new two-year contract with the Premier League champions.

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Survey shows Scots betting breaches

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 5:43 pm

FIFPro say a third of footballers surveyed in Scotland bet contrary to the rules governing gambling.

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Pennell pleased at England recognition

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Worcester full-back Chris Pennell is pleased at earning an England call-up, despite playing for an unfashionable club.

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Lafferty thrilled to be on NI trip

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Burnley defender Daniel Lafferty says he “never considered” missing Northern Ireland’s games in South America.

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‘No new team’ from Scots naming deal

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Scottish Rugby says it will not use funds from a new sponsorship deal to establish a third professional team in the country.

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AUDIO: Pennell hopes to take England chance

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Worcester full-back Chris Pennell is keen to take his chance with England following his call-up for the three-Test tour of New Zealand.

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Cardiff sign Le Fondre from Reading

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Adam Le Fondre leaves Reading to become the fourth player to join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Cardiff City so far this summer.

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Telepathy, trust and the Toures

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Salomon Kalou on the Elephants’ 17-year understanding and their dream of winning together.

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‘Huge interest’ in Southampton role

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Chairman Ralph Krueger says Southampton are attracting “huge interest” for the vacant role of manager at the club.

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Aberdeen sign Brown and Taylor

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Scott Brown leaves Cheltenham Town and Ash Taylor exits Tranmere Rovers after agreeing terms with Aberdeen.

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VIDEO: Hawking on World Cup success formula

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Professor Stephen Hawking reveals his scientific analysis on who is going to be England’s top scorer in the 2014 World Cup

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No bids for key pair, say Swansea

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Swansea City say no clubs have made bids or enquired about signing defender Ashley Williams or goalkeeper Michel Vorm.

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How the World Cup eluded brilliant Zico

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

In the latest of our World Cup Stories series, Tim Vickery speaks to Zico, the Brazilian who endured frustration on the biggest stage.

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Survey plays down match-fixing fears

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2:17 pm

The top level of English football has escaped the scourge of match-fixing, a poll of professional footballers suggests.

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Collison pulls out of Wales squad

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale withdraws from the Wales squad for the friendly against Netherlands in Amsterdam with an injury.

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Hamilton among three to join Sarries

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Saracens agree to sign Scotland lock Jim Hamilton, Argentina prop Juan Figallo and England Sevens winger Mike Ellery.

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Parent banned for tripping player

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2:01 pm

A parent who tripped up a junior rugby player during a cup final in Hertfordshire is handed a two-year touchline ban.

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VIDEO: Disabled Chelsea fan in PSG ‘hell’

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 1:58 pm

BBC Sport’s Katie Gornall speaks to a disabled Chelsea supporter who felt intimidated while watching her side play Paris St-Germain in the Champions League.

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Reid wins new contract at Fir Park

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Craig Reid secures a two-year contract four months after the defender answered an emergency call from Motherwell.

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VIDEO: England aiming to make country proud

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says the England team want to make the country proud with their performance at the World Cup in Brazil.

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Suarez says he will be fit – Johnson

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Glen Johnson says Liverpool team-mate and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has told him he will be fit to face England at the World Cup.

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Kitchener to lead England v Baa-Baas

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:52 am

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

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IFA neglects local game – Jeffrey

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:50 am

Former Linfield manager David Jeffrey believes the Irish FA has neglected the Irish League and allowed it to decline.

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Crystal Palace release 12 players

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:37 am

Dean Moxey, Danny Gabbidon and Jonathan Parr are among 12 out-of-contract players released by Crystal Palace.

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VIDEO: Europe’s 2014 World Cup qualifiers

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:19 am

Watch match action from all of the 13 European teams who have qualified for the World Cup finals in Brazil.

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Murrayfield in BT naming rights deal

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:19 am

Scottish Rugby confirms that its home will be renamed the BT Murrayfield Stadium, with money reinvested in new academies.

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Murrayfield in BT naming rights deal

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:19 am

Scottish Rugby confirms that its home will be renamed the BT Murrayfield Stadium, with money reinvested in new academies.

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NZ boss Hansen questions tour timing

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:15 am

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says England’s three-Test series against New Zealand should have been rescheduled for July.

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PSG ‘merit ban for disability abuse’

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:12 am

Uefa should look at throwing Paris St-German out of the Champions League if their fans are found guilty of abusing disabled Chelsea supporters, says the government.

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Jones seals switch to Sunderland

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:11 am

Sunderland sign West Brom defender Billy Jones on a four-year deal after he rejects a new deal at the Hawthorns.

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Exeter sign Bath second row Caldwell

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:44 am

Exeter sign Bath’s former Ireland international second row Ryan Caldwell on a one-year deal.

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Howard’s way: How a referee prepares for Brazil

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:40 am

World Cup referee Howard Webb is suffering from the “brutal” heat and that is before he leaves Sheffield, writes Ben Smith.

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Pochettino: The man to take Spurs to the top four?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:34 am

A detailed analysis of how Mauricio Pochettino will tackle the challenge of taking Tottenham into the Champions League.

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VIDEO: World Cup’s 50 Greatest Moments

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:33 am

England international Rio Ferdinand and pop star Olly Murs count down the World Cup’s 50 Greatest Moments.

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VIDEO: Brazil’s ‘Samba Boys’ in action

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:30 am

Brazil show off their attacking flair ahead of the start of the World Cup, which they host for a second time.

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VIDEO: Qualifying moments: Top 10 free-kicks

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:29 am

Gareth Bale’s stunner against Serbia features in our top 10 free-kicks from the qualifiers.

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VIDEO: Qualifying moments: Top headers

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:29 am

Ahead of the World Cup 2014, BBC Sport looks back at some of the most memorable headers during qualification.

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VIDEO: Best goals from World Cup qualifying

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:28 am

Whet your appetite ahead of the World Cup by watching some of the best strikes from the qualifiers.

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Etzebeth doubtful for June Tests

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:19 am

Lock Eben Etzebeth is unlikely to be available for South Africa’s Tests against Wales and Scotland because of injury.

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VIDEO: Webb feels heat in Brazil preparation

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:10 am

Premier League referee Howard Webb undergoes specialist high temperature training to prepare for the World Cup in Brazil.

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Cellino agrees to Cagliari sale

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:06 am

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino strikes a deal to sell Serie A Cagliari to an American group, say BBC Radio Leeds.

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Relive the best World Cup qualifying moments

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:04 am

With the World Cup less than two weeks away, BBC Sport revisits the best and worst moments from qualifying.

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Jagielka frustrated by Terry talk

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 8:59 am

Everton defender Phil Jagielka says he dislikes hearing speculation about a potential England return for John Terry.

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Cornish must give everything – Dawe

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 8:52 am

Cornwall must give “absolutely everything” in Sunday’s County Championship final at Twickenham, says coach Graham Dawe.

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VIDEO: Absent players will be ‘gutted’

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 8:21 am

Wales Probables centre Jamie Roberts says the England-based players denied a chance to play in Friday’s trial will be “gutted”.

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VIDEO: Rees relishes Wales trial chance

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 8:20 am

Wales Possibles captain Matthew Rees is looking forward to challenging for a place on the two-Test tour to South Africa in June.

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Lehmann warns Ramsey over injuries

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 7:32 am

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann says Wales’ Aaron Ramsey must be injury free to earn a big-money move in the future.

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Pochettino appointed Spurs manager

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 6:46 am

Tottenham Hotspur appoint Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager on a five-year contract.

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Iniesta’s World Cup-winning goal

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 5:15 am

BBC Sport looks back to the 2010 final between Spain and Netherlands, when Andres Iniesta scored the winning goal four minutes from the end of extra time.

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VIDEO: World Cup moments: Iniesta’s winner

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 5:15 am

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

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Giroud double boosts starting hopes

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 10:01 pm

France striker Olivier Giroud enhances his claims for a starting role at the World Cup with two goals in a friendly with Norway.

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German World Cup stars in car crash

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Two members of the German World Cup squad are involved in a car accident which left two others hospitalised.

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Cardiff City sign striker Macheda

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Striker Federico Macheda joins Cardiff City on a free transfer after being released by Manchester United.

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Banned Williams to miss Wales tour

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Wales receive a blow ahead of their June tour to South Africa as Leicester fly-half Owen Williams is banned.

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VIDEO: Cipriani hopes to grasp second chance

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Fly-half Danny Cipriani talks about his return to the England squad under head coach Stuart Lancaster and his hopes of playing in the first Test against New Zealand.

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Gonzalez named new Espanyol coach

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Former Espanyol player Sergio Gonzalez to become the Spanish club’s new coach upon the expiry of Javier Aguirre’s contract.

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Charlton appoint Belgian Peeters

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Former Belgium international Bob Peeters succeeds compatriot Jose Riga as Charlton Athletic manager.

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Howley wants Toulon trial boost

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Coach Rob Howley wants Wales Probables to take inspiration from a training clash against Toulon into Friday’s trial.

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Focused Cipriani eyes England chance

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Fly-half Danny Cipriani claims his focus is greater than ever before as he bids to win his first England cap in six years.

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VIDEO: Spurs appoint Pochettino as boss

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Tottenham Hotspur appoint Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager on a five-year contract.

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Simeone charged after pitch invasion

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is charged after storming onto the pitch during the Champions League final.

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Relegated Bristol Rovers in legal bid

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Relegated Bristol Rovers complain to the Football League and FA over an alleged breach of third-party ownership rules by Wycombe.

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England call up Bath prop Catt

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Uncapped Bath prop Nathan Catt is added to coach Stuart Lancaster’s England’s squad for their tour of New Zealand.

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SFA contacted over match-fixing threat

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 4:28 pm

The National Crime Agency contacts the SFA regarding a match-fixing threat over Scotland’s game with Nigeria.

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Scotland progress heartens Strachan

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Manager Gordon Strachan says taking Scotland to the European Championship “would mean everything for me”.

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Tuesday’s gossip column

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Chelsea keen on Shaw and Lavezzi, Ferdinand to chose between Spurs and QPR, three clubs want Barry.

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Lennon exit shocked Celtic’s Brown

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Celtic captain Scott Brown admits his surprise at hearing Neil Lennon had decided to leave the Scottish champions.

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