McInnes admits Sociedad too strong

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Derek McInnes is left frustrated by the 2-0 defeat to Real Sociedad in the Europa League third qualifying round.

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The inside story of the great Southampton sell-off

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Broken pacts, discontent and a silent owner – sports reporter Ben Smith on the background to Saints’ £92m player sale.

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Tadic on target in Saints’ victory

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Summer signing Dusan Tadic scores as Southampton beat Brighton 3-1 in a pre-season friendly.

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Ex-Villa defender Mellberg retires

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Former Aston Villa defender and Sweden international Olof Mellberg retires after an 18-year career in football.

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VIDEO: Live Milk Cup Finals

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Live coverage of the Elite and Premier Milk Cup finals from the Ballymena Showgrounds.

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VIDEO: Live Milk Cup Finals

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Live coverage of the Elite and Premier Milk Cup finals from the Ballymena Showgrounds.

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West Ham sign Jenkinson on loan

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:17 pm

West Ham United sign Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on a season-long loan, their sixth summer recruit.

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Real Sociedad 2-0 Aberdeen

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Aberdeen fall to a 2-0 defeat by an impressive Real Sociedad side in the first leg of Europa League qualifying.

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Dunne retires from Republic duty

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:07 pm

QPR defender Richard Dunne, 34, ends his Republic of Ireland career after 14 years and 80 appearances.

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St Johnstone 1-2 Spartak Trnava

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:36 pm

St Johnstone face an uphill struggle to progress in the Europa League after losing at home to Spartak Trnava of Slovakia.

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AS Trencin 0-0 Hull City

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Tom Huddlestone has a penalty saved as Hull City draw 0-0 against AS Trencin in Slovakia on their European debut.

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Thai consortium to invest in Reading

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 6:33 pm

A Thai consortium is to invest in Reading after chairman Sir John Madejski confirms a deal has been struck.

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Blackpool agree deal for Cubero

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Blackpool agree a deal to sign Costa Rica midfielder Jose Miguel Cubero, subject to a work permit being granted.

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Lambert wants Grealish breakthrough

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Teenage winger Jack Grealish is challenged by Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert to force his way into the first team this season.

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Women’s World Cup ready for kick-off

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 5:07 pm

The Women’s Rugby World Cup gets under way on Friday when holders New Zealand take on Kazakhstan in France.

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Dundee United add keeper Szromnik

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Dundee United sign Polish Under-21 international goalkeeper Michal Szromnik from Arka Gydnia.

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Mexico apology for Milk Cup fighting

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 4:24 pm

The Mexican FA issue an apology after the mass brawls in the Milk Cup youth tournament match against Northern Ireland.

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Goalkeepers’ penalty ‘flaw’ revealed

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.

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Swansea start talks over new Ki deal

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Swansea City start negotiations with South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung to extend his stay at the Liberty Stadium.

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Conference to allow 3G pitch use

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 3:37 pm

The Football Conference announce 3G pitches will be allowed in all three divisions from the start of the 2015-16 season.

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Conference to allow 3G pitch use

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 3:37 pm

The Football Conference announce 3G pitches will be allowed in all three divisions from the start of the 2015-16 season.

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Rose signs five-year Tottenham deal

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Tottenham left-back Danny Rose signs a new contract to tie him to the Premier League club until the summer of 2019.

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Chelsea’s Kakuta joins Vallecano

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Chelsea midfielder Gael Kakuta joins Spanish side Rayo Vallecano on a season-long loan deal.

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Seychelles forced to forfeit match

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Seychelles cancel and forfeit Saturday’s 2015 Nations Cup qualifier against Sierra Leone because of fears over the Ebola virus.

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Thursday’s gossip column

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Chelsea to bid £40m for Cavani, Atletico Madrid want Premier League trio, Liverpool chase left-back, plus more.

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Pardew retains interest in QPR’s Remy

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is still interested in a deal for QPR striker Loic Remy, after a move to Liverpool collapsed.

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Renard appointed Ivory Coast boss

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Frenchman and former Zambia coach Herve Renard becomes the new coach of Ivory Coast, taking over from Sabri Lamouchi.

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Renard appointed Ivory Coast boss

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Frenchman and former Zambia coach Herve Renard becomes the new coach of Ivory Coast, taking over from Sabri Lamouchi.

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Ipswich deals for Bajner and Bru

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Ipswich Town sign striker Balint Bajner and midfielder Kevin Bru on 12-month deals, with the option of a further year.

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Deila can bounce back says Lennon

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes Ronny Deila can recover from the 4-1 defeat to Legia Warsaw in Poland.

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Assault charge footballer in custody

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 1:00 pm

West Ham footballer Ravel Morrison is remanded in custody after two women were assaulted in Manchester and Salford.

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Wednesday sign Leeds defender Lees

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:45 am

Sheffield Wednesday complete the signing of defender Tom Lees from Leeds United on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

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Wednesday sign Leeds defender Lees

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:45 am

Sheffield Wednesday complete the signing of defender Tom Lees from Leeds United on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

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Burnley’s Heaton signs new contract

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:39 am

Goalkeeper Tom Heaton signs a new three-year contract with newly-promoted Premier League side Burnley.

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Champions League warning for Man Utd

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:37 am

Manchester United’s £750m kit deal will be cut if they fail to qualify for the Champions League in consecutive seasons.

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Champions League warning for Man Utd

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:37 am

Manchester United’s £750m kit deal will be cut if they fail to qualify for the Champions League in consecutive seasons.

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Three in line for World Cup debuts

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:22 am

Laura Keates, Natasha Hunt & Lydia Thompson will make World Cup debuts when England’s 2014 campaign starts on Friday.

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VIDEO: Four off in NI v Mexico U20 brawl

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:22 am

Northern Ireland Under-20 manager Stephen Craigan says Mexican players were mostly responsible for the Milk Cup brawl.

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VIDEO: Four off in NI v Mexico U20 brawl

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:22 am

Northern Ireland Under-20 manager Stephen Craigan says Mexican players were mostly responsible for the Milk Cup brawl.

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Yarde aims to improve at Harlequins

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:15 am

England wing Marland Yarde says moving to Harlequins from London Irish will help his development as a player.

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World Cup failures ‘inspire England’

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:31 am

England will use previous World Cup final heartache to spur them to victory this time, says hooker Emma Croker.

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Exeter sign Namibia full-back Botha

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:29 am

Exeter Chiefs make Namibia international full-back Chrysander Botha their eighth signing of the summer.

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Exeter sign Namibia full-back Botha

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:29 am

Exeter Chiefs make Namibia international full-back Chrysander Botha their eighth signing of the summer.

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Jersey bring in Argentine hooker

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7:45 am

Jersey head coach Harvey Biljon continues his pre-season preparations by signing Argentina hooker Martin Garcia Veiga.

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Jersey bring in Argentine hooker

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7:45 am

Jersey head coach Harvey Biljon continues his pre-season preparations by signing Argentina hooker Martin Garcia Veiga.

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Sunderland beaten by late winner

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7:33 am

New signing Patrick van Aanholt makes his Sunderland debut as the Black Cats lose 1-0 to CD Nacional in a friendly.

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Solskjaer better for ‘hard times’

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 6:40 am

Cardiff City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has improved as a manager after last season’s relegation experience.

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Liverpool beat Man City in New York

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

Liverpool win a penalty shootout against Premier League champions Manchester City in New York after the two teams draw 2-2.

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QPR trialist Collison plays in draw

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Former West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison plays 90 minutes on trial for QPR in their 0-0 draw at Southend.

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Sir Bobby’s legacy five years on

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Five years on from his death, Sir Bobby Robson would be “astonished” at the legacy he has left, says his widow Elsie.

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Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:16 pm

Manchester United’s US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:16 pm

Manchester United’s US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Aston Villa lose to Chesterfield

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:05 pm

A youthful Aston Villa side suffer their first defeat of pre-season, losing 3-1 to League One Chesterfield.

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VIDEO: England mum aims for World Cup glory

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:01 pm

England’s Emma Croker says daughter Lucy will be there to support her at every game as she targets World Cup glory in France.

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‘We lost our heads’ admits Deila

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says his side lost their heads as they were beaten 4-1 by Legia Warsaw in Champions League qualifying.

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‘We lost our heads’ admits Deila

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says his side lost their heads as they were beaten 4-1 by Legia Warsaw in Champions League qualifying.

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‘We lost our heads’ admits Deila

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Celtic boss Ronny Deila is “disappointed” his side lost 4-1 to Legia Warsaw in Champions League qualifying.

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Leicester edge Walsall in friendly

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Danny Drinkwater’s 87th-minute goal gives Leicester City a 3-2 friendly win away at Walsall on Wednesday.

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Perez scores as Newcastle beat Owls

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Ayoze Perez scores the only goal as Newcastle edge out Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 for their third straight pre-season win.

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Perez scores as Newcastle beat Owls

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Ayoze Perez scores the only goal as Newcastle edge out Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 for their third straight pre-season win.

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Milk Cup match marred by violence

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Ugly brawls break out at Northern Ireland’s Milk Cup match against Mexico as four players are sent off in Coleraine.

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Milk Cup match marred by violence

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Ugly brawls break out at Northern Ireland’s Milk Cup match against Mexico as four players are sent off in Coleraine.

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Fabregas scores in Chelsea friendly win

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Cesc Fabregas scores his first goal for Chelsea in their 3-1 friendly victory over Vitesse Arnhem on Wednesday.

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Fabregas scores in Chelsea friendly win

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Cesc Fabregas scores his first goal for Chelsea in their 3-1 friendly victory over Vitesse Arnhem on Wednesday.

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Southampton sign Bertrand on loan

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand is Southampton’s third summer signing as they rebuild after selling five players for £92m.

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Fifa vice-president Grondona dies

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Julio Grondona, the head of the Argentine FA and Fifa’s senior vice-president has died aged 82.

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Fifa vice-president Grondona dies

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Julio Grondona, the head of the Argentine FA and Fifa’s senior vice-president has died aged 82.

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Legia Warsaw 4-1 Celtic

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Ronny Deila suffers a nightmare first loss as Celtic boss with a 4-1 loss to Legia Warsaw in the Champions League qualifiers.

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Everton complete Lukaku signing

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Everton sign Belgian World Cup striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for a club record fee of £28m.

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Lazio sign Dutch defender De Vrij

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Italian club Lazio sign Netherlands centre-back Stefan de Vrij from Feyenoord for an undisclosed fee.

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Dons ready for Real, says McInnes

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes says his team are confident they can produce a positive result against Real Sociedad.

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Scholes not expecting Man Utd role

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Paul Scholes says he does not expect to return to Manchester United’s coaching staff now after taking a TV pundit role.

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AUDIO: Davies defends Gloucester tenure

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Former Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies speaks to BBC Gloucestershire about his sacking from the Premiership club in May.

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Davies ‘not bitter’ about sacking

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Ex-Gloucester boss Nigel Davies insists he feels “no bitterness” towards the Premiership club after his sacking in May.

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Williams hopes Bony stays at Swansea

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Ashley Williams says Wilfried Bony and Bafetimbi Gomis could form a clinical strike partnership if the Ivorian stays.

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Premier League to use vanishing spray

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Vanishing spray used by referees at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will be used in Premier League games next season.

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Clattenburg to referee Uefa Super Cup

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 4:12 pm

England’s Mark Clattenburg will referee the Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Sevilla in Cardiff on 12 August.

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Husband joins Boro in exchange deal

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Middlesbrough sign full-back James Husband from Doncaster, with striker Curtis Main moving the other way.

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Conference announces new sponsor

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

The Football Conference announces van leasing company Vanarama as their new sponsor for the next three years.

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Spencer appointed Lions tour manager

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Former England captain John Spencer is appointed tour manager for the British and Irish Lions’ 2017 trip to New Zealand.

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Real Sociedad v Aberdeen

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday’s Europa League game between Real Sociedad and Aberdeen.

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St Johnstone v Spartak Trnava

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday’s Europa League game between St Johnstone and Spartak Trnava.

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Moyes bar ‘scuffle’ case dropped

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes is no longer being investigated over an alleged scuffle in a bar in Lancashire, police say.

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Wednesday’s gossip column

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Borini resumes talks with Sunderland, Fellaini’s wages could scupper Napoli move, Lovren visa delay plus more.

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Clayton training with Wolves

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Former Crewe striker Max Clayton is training with Championship newcomers Wolves, reports BBC Radio Stoke.

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Southampton ‘will produce more stars’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Southampton will have more young players ready to break into the first team, says Arsenal new boy Calum Chambers.

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Birmingham wrap up Johnstone deal

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Birmingham City sign Celtic’s Scotland Under-19 striker Denny Johnstone on a three-year contract.

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Robertson motivated by Celtic exit

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:38 am

Hull new-boy Andrew Robertson says being let go by Celtic for “being too small” made him more determined to succeed.

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Women’s Rugby World Cup – all you need to know

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:25 am

Which England player is a plumber by trade? Whose nickname is ‘Honey Bill’? Which team is known as the Nomads?

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Aura of authority: How Van Gaal differs from Moyes

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:12 am

If new Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal suffers from insecurity, he does a pretty good job of disguising it, writes Simon Stone.

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Van Gaal right about fitness – Shaw

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 8:48 am

Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw says boss Louis van Gaal was right to question his fitness after joining the club.

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Toure confirms future is at Man City

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 8:16 am

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he wants to stay at the Premier League club for “as long as possible”.

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Gomis on target for Swansea in friendly

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:59 pm

Bafetimbi Gomis scores his first goal for Swansea in a 2-0 win over Exeter and Joey Barton is on target as QPR draw 2-2 with Leyton Orient.

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Tevez father freed after kidnapping

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 9:50 pm

The father of Argentine football star Carlos Tevez is freed after being kidnapped on the outskirts of Buenos Aires and held for eight hours.

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Manchester Utd continue to impress

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Manchester United continue their impressive form in the Premier section of the Milk Cup by beating County Armagh 3-0.

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VIDEO: England: loud, funny & bad at French

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 9:01 pm

BBC Sport finds out who is the loudest, the funniest and the worst at speaking French in England’s women’s rugby team.

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Rugby star guilty of model’s assault

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Wales rugby star Ian Gough is found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, former Miss Wales Sophia Cahill, days after her engagement to pop star Dane Bowers.

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Exeter City 0-2 Swansea City

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Premier League Swansea City win their pre-season friendly 2-0 away against League Two side Exeter City at St James Park.

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Ex-Brazil boss Scolari gets Gremio job

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is named as the new manager of Brazilian top-flight team Gremio.

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Delfouneso returns to Blackpool

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Blackpool re-sign forward Nathan Delfouneso following his release by Aston Villa after two loan spells at the club.

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