VIDEO: WSL round-up: Chelsea win to go top

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Chelsea’s fourth consecutive home win – a 2-1 victory over Bristol Academy moves the Blues level with Birmingham at the top of the Women’s Super League.

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Rodriguez & Schneiderlin ‘not for sale’

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and striker Jay Rodriguez will not be sold.

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Celtic braced for Legia Warsaw test

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Ronny Deila admits Celtic face a huge step up in class against Legia Warsaw in Wednesday’s Champions League qualifier.

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Liverpool sign striker Origi for £10m

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Liverpool complete the £10m signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from French club Lille on a five-year deal.

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Transfer latest – July 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Track all the latest signings day by day throughout the close season.

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Forest sign Scottish winger Burke

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Nottingham Forest sign winger Chris Burke, who is a free agent after leaving Birmingham City, on a two-year deal.

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Barkley signs new Everton deal

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Everton’s England international midfielder Ross Barkley signs a four-year contract extension at Goodison Park.

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Defender Townsend arrives at United

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Dundee United sign defender Conor Townsend from Hull City on a season-long loan, following Andy Robertson’s departure

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VIDEO: Man Utd win 11-0 at Milk Cup

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Premier Section holders Manchester United win 11-0 against Gold Coast Academy in their first game of the 2014 Milk Cup.

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Fulham sell Dejagah to Qatari club

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Championship club Fulham sell Iran international Ashkan Dejagah to Qatari side Al-Arabi for an undisclosed fee.

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Hull City sign Robertson and Maguire

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Hull City sign left-back Andrew Robertson from Dundee United and defender Harry Maguire from Sheffield United.

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Taylor not taking place for granted

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Swansea full-back Neil Taylor says he is not taking his place in the team for granted despite the sale of Ben Davies.

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Tuesday’s gossip column

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Paul Scholes signs punditry deal, Daniel Agger could join Barcelona, Marouane Fellaini and Shinji Kagawa can leave Man Utd, plus more.

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West Ham finalise £12m Valencia deal

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Ecuador striker Enner Valencia completes move to West Ham on a five-year contract from Pachuca in a deal reportedly worth £12m.

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VIDEO: Sykes strikes Milk Cup screamer

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11:32 am

County Antrim’s Mark Sykes strikes a stunning free-kick against County Down at the Milk Cup.

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Solskjaer impressed by Brayford

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:50 am

Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says full-back John Brayford will be ‘important’ for the club in the Championhip.

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La Liga ‘wants all of world’s best’

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:48 am

The president of La Liga wants to attract the world’s best players to Spain and rival the financial power of the Premier League.

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Oyston hits back at Blackpool president

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:33 am

Chairman Karl Oyston says Blackpool are in the “best possible hands” after criticism from club president Valeri Belokon.

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Pitch invaders take Balotelli selfie

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 9:12 am

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli poses for a selfie with fans during a 5-1 friendly defeat against Manchester City.

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Berget hopes for longer Celtic stay

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:27 am

Jo Inge Berget says he will do all he can to earn a permanent move to Celtic, having joined on loan from Cardiff City.

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Van Gaal to bide time over new faces

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:29 pm

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will not rush to make signings despite “having” to play with wing-backs recently.

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VIDEO: Van Gaal on tactics and Ferguson

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal speaks to BBC Sport about his admiration for Sir Alex Ferguson and says he is “honoured” to be compared to the former manager.

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NI beat China while Man Utd score 11

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Northern Ireland beat China 2-0 in the Elite section of the Milk Cup youth football tournament, while Manchester United score 11 in the Premier.

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Qatar 2022 ‘dismay’ at workers’ pay

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say they are “heavily dismayed” by claims that migrants who worked on their offices are still waiting to be paid.

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Watt signs deal with Standard Liege

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Striker Tony Watt moves from Scottish champions Celtic to Belgian side Standard Liege on a five-year contract.

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Ghana’s Jordan Ayew signs for Lorient

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Ghana forward Jordan Ayew signs a four-year deal with Lorient from French rivals Marseille.

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Ghana’s Jordan Ayew signs for Lorient

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Ghana forward Jordan Ayew signs a four-year deal with Lorient from French rivals Marseille.

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Celtic sign striker Berget on loan

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Celtic sign Norwegian striker Jo Inge Berget on loan from Cardiff City until January.

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Spurs close in on Southampton pair

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are close to joining former boss Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.

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Spurs close in on Southampton pair

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are close to joining former boss Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs.

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Arsenal sign £16m teenager Chambers

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Arsenal sign teenage Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee of understood to be about £16m.

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Blackpool confirm triple signing

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Blackpool sign Peter Clarke, Jacob Mellis and Tomasz Cywka, taking the number of contracted senior players at the club to 11.

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Brighton sign Fulham’s Stockdale

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion sign Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale for an undisclosed fee.

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Brighton sign Fulham’s Stockdale

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion sign Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale for an undisclosed fee.

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Everton sign Bosnia midfielder Besic

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Everton sign Ferencvaros and Bosnia midfielder Muhamed Besic on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

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QPR question Remy medical claims

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 4:11 pm

QPR boss Harry Redknapp does not think Loic Remy’s £8.5m move to Liverpool collapsed over a failed medical.

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Serbia appoint Advocaat as coach

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Serbia appoint Dutchman Dick Advocaat as their new coach for the Euro 2016 qualification campaign.

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Monday’s gossip column: Second edition

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Liverpool move for Vermaelen, Pellegrini tight-lipped on Mangala and De Vrij set for Lazio, plus more.

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Thompson an inspiration – Flitcroft

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Bury boss David Flitcroft praises Joe Thompson after the winger joins them for pre-season following his battle with cancer.

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Ireland women confident ahead of World Cup

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Ireland’s women’s rugby team are confident they can continue their impressive form at the forthcoming World Cup.

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Man City & Italy racism claims probed

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Fifa is looking into claims a Manchester City player was racially abused and that an Italian official made racist comments.

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Man City & Italy racism claims probed

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Fifa looks into claims a Man City player was racially abused in Croatia, and that an Italian official made racist comments.

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Hibernian land keeper Oxley on loan

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Hibernian sign 23-year-old goalkeeper Mark Oxley on a six-month loan deal from Hull City.

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Strip-less Oldham cancel photocall

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:45 am

Oldham cancel a planned photocall, with new home and away strips for the coming season yet to arrive at the club.

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Striker Bony not for sale, says Monk

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:18 am

Garry Monk says Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony is to stay at the Liberty Stadium, unless the club receive an “astronomical” offer.

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Hull City bid for Maguire ‘accepted’

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10:47 am

Hull City consider whether to pursue the signing of Harry Maguire after belatedly having a bid accepted by Sheffield United.

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Atletico agree deal for Griezmann

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10:07 am

Atletico Madrid will sign winger Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad subject to a medical.

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Injured Rafael leaves Man Utd tour

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 8:11 am

Manchester United defender Rafael returns to England from the club’s pre-season tour for treatment on a groin injury.

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Returning Sigurdsson ‘better’ – Monk

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 8:07 am

Garry Monk believes new signing Gylfi Sigurdsson is a better player than he was during his earlier loan spell at the club.

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Man City and Liverpool win friendlies

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 8:01 am

Manchester City hammer AC Milan 5-1 and Liverpool beat Olympiakos in pre-season friendlies in the USA.

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VIDEO: Seven fantastic tries from rugby sevens

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 11:44 pm

BBC Sport picks seven of the best tries from Sunday’s action in the rugby sevens competition as South Africa seal a historic win over New Zealand in the final in Glasgow.

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VIDEO: Seven fantastic tries from rugby sevens

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 11:44 pm

BBC Sport picks seven of the best tries from Sunday’s action in the rugby sevens competition as South Africa seal a historic win over New Zealand in the final in Glasgow.

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Man City thrash AC Milan 5-1 in Pittsburgh

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm

A Stevan Jovetic brace helps Manchester City hammer AC Milan 5-1 in a pre-season friendly in Pittsburgh, USA.

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South Africa shock NZ to win gold

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 11:01 pm

South Africa shock New Zealand in the final of the rugby sevens to end the All Blacks’ unbeaten Commonwealth Games record.

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VIDEO: South Africa stun All Blacks in final

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 10:38 pm

New Zealand suffer their first ever defeat in the Commonwealth Games sevens competition as South Africa seal a 17-12 victory in Glasgow.

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Lovren joins Liverpool for £20m

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Liverpool sign defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton for £20m – the third Saints player to move to Anfield this summer.

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VIDEO: Last-gasp England try sinks Wales

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Philip Burgess goes over in the corner in the final seconds to give England a 17-15 win over Wales in the plate final of the rugby sevens competition.

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Rangers’ board in Ibrox pledge

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 7:35 pm

The board of Rangers say they will not enter into a sale and leaseback agreement, or grant security over Ibrox to anyone.

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Chelsea, Spurs, Villa and Leicester win

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Diego Costa scores in Chelsea victory, Spurs and Aston Villa win in the United States, while Leicester beat Everton.

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Chelsea move level with Birmingham

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Chelsea move level on points with Women’s Super League leaders Birmingham City following a 2-1 win against Bristol Academy.

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Duffy treble as Derry hammer UCD

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Michael Duffy hits a hat-trick as Derry City thump UCD 6-1 in the Premier Division clash in Dublin.

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Sigurdsson scores twice in Swansea win

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Swansea City’s new signing Gylfi Sigurdsson comes off the bench to score twice as they thrash Plymouth Argyle 4-0.

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Latest: UCD v Derry City

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Derry City travel to Dublin to take on the students of UCD three days after playing a Europa League qualifier in Belarus.

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Swans suffer Britton and Emnes blow

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton and forward Marvin Emnes are both doubts for the club’s Premier League opener at Manchester United.

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Arsenal sign £3m keeper Ospina

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Arsenal complete the signing of Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina from Nice on a long-term contract for about £3m.

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Home nations crash out in last eight

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 3:08 pm

England, Scotland and Wales all lose to southern hemisphere sides in the quarter-finals of Glasgow 2014′s rugby sevens.

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Liverpool’s move for Remy collapses

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Liverpool call off their £8.5m move for QPR’s striker Loic Remy amid reports that he failed a medical in the United States.

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Mammadov’s Owls takeover delayed

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Sheffield Wednesday confirm a takeover by Azerbaijani businessman Hafiz Mammadov has not yet been completed.

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VIDEO: Wales suffer last-second hearbreak

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Australia beat Wales 21-19 in the quarter-finals as the Australian’s produce a simple match-winning conversion at the end of the game to go through to the semi-finals.

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Strip Russia of World Cup – Clegg

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Russia should lose the right to host the 2018 World Cup as part of sanctions says deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

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Wilshere regrets ‘unacceptable’ smoking

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 9:21 am

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says he regrets second smoking incident after being photographed puffing on a cigarette.

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NFL training inspires 60-yard Pjanic goal

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 8:14 am

Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic strikes a stunning 60-yard goal against Manchester United after practising field goals with the NFL’s Denver Broncos.

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Man Utd display not good – Van Gaal

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 7:21 am

Louis van Gaal describes Manchester United’s display as “not good” despite a 3-2 win over Roma in the United States.

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Scotland, England and Wales through

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Scotland, England and Wales advance to Sunday’s rugby sevens quarter-finals at the Commonwealth Games.

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VIDEO: England Sevens beaten by Australia

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10:16 pm

England are beaten 15-7 by Australia in their final Group D match in the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens.

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VIDEO: Samoa beat Wales in rugby sevens

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Samoa edge out Wales 19-12 in their Group C rugby sevens match at Glasgow 2014.

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Ferdinand and Caulker make QPR debuts

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 5:55 pm

QPR, Stoke City, Hull City and Burnley all in action in pre-season friendly fixtures.

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Scotland miss out on All Blacks upset

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Scotland come close to a major rugby sevens upset as they lost 17-14 to New Zealand at a packed Ibrox Stadium.

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VIDEO: Scotland miss out on huge NZ upset

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Scotland miss out on causing a huge upset in the rugby sevens by running defending champions New Zealand close at Ibrox.

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Heart of Midlothian 3-1 Annan Athletic

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 1:35 pm

A new era at Tynecastle begins with a comfortable victory in the first round of the Petrofac Training Cup over Annan Athletic.

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West Ham lose but Newcastle and Palace win

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 12:44 pm

West Ham slip to their second defeat on their tour of New Zealand but there are wins for Newcastle and Crystal Palace.

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FA Council called too ‘male and white’

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Chairman Greg Dyke warns that the Football Association Council could become irrelevant and does not represent supporters of the game.

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VIDEO: Kiwis beat Canada 39-0 in sevens

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10:49 am

Tournament favourites New Zealand got their sevens campaign off to a winning start by beating Canada 39-0.

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VIDEO: Sri Lanka score after trailing 50-0

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10:39 am

The Sri Lankan sevens rugby team delight the crowd with a spirited try after they conceded the first 50 points in their pool match with Australia.

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Argentina fined for Falklands banner

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 9:07 am

Fifa fine the Argentina FA £20,000 after its players displayed a banner in support of their country’s claims to the Falkland Islands.

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Shaw deal too expensive – Mourinho

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 8:39 am

Jose Mourinho says he pulled out of a bid to sign Luke Shaw this summer as his wage demands would have “killed” Chelsea.

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Van Gaal tells players to speak English

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 5:56 am

Manchester United’s record signing Juan Mata says new manager Louis van Gaal has told his players they must communicate in English.

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Arsenal set to sign £16m Chambers

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee of about £16m.

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Lallana to miss start of season

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana will miss the start of the season after suffering a knee injury in training.

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QPR recall Brazil keeper Cesar

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 8:20 pm

QPR recall Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar from his loan spell at Major League Soccer side Toronto FC.

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Man Utd’s Bebe signs for Benfica

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Manchester United forward Bebe signs for Portuguese giants Benfica on a four-year-deal for a fee of up to £2.4m.

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Players released in spot-fix probe

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Five Preston North End players and one former player are no longer subject to bail conditions as the National Crime Agency says an inquiry into match spot-fixing is continuing.

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Sunderland sign defender Van Aanholt

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Sunderland sign Netherlands left-back Patrick van Aanholt on a four-year deal from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee.

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Man Utd’s Bebe signs for Benfica

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Manchester United forward Bebe signs for Portuguese giants Benfica on a four-year-deal.

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Man Utd’s Bebe signs for Benfica

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Manchester United forward Bebe signs for Portuguese giants Benfica on a four-year-deal.

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Nash appointed as Rangers director

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Financial consultant Philip Nash is elevated to the Rangers board and is a close ally of chief executive Graham Wallace

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Striker Drogba re-signs for Chelsea

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Chelsea re-sign veteran striker Didier Drogba on a one-year deal after the Ivorian left Galatasaray.

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Norwich sorry for getting opponents wrong

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Norwich City apologise to an Italian club they thought they had beaten 13-0 in a pre-season mix-up.

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Friday’s gossip column

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 3:33 pm

AC Milan to swap Balotelli for Arsenal’s Campbell, Liverpool eye Gaitan, Di Maria staying, plus more.

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New Hibs contract for Cummings

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Forward Jason Cummings agrees a new three-year deal with Hibernian, keeping him at Easter Road until 2017.

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