Record £22.5m boost for Welsh rugby

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:01 pm

The Welsh Rugby Union hails another year of record investment in the game as it publishes its annual report for 2014.

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Paris St-Germain 3-2 Barcelona

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Paris St-Germain beat Barcelona 3-2 in an exciting match to go top of Champions League Group F.

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Draw not decisive, says Pellegrini

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says his side will fight on after Roma deny them a Champions League win.

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Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Cardiff City

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall frustrates Brighton with a flurry of fine second-half saves in a draw.

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Point so crucial for Buddies – Craig

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:58 pm

St Mirren manager Tommy Craig hopes his side’s 2-2 draw at Aberdeen will prove a turning point in their season.

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Wigan Athletic 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Nottingham Forest miss the chance to go top of the Championship table after being held 0-0 at Wigan Athletic.

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Watford 2-1 Brentford

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Billy McKinlay wins his first game in charge of Watford as a Matej Vydra strike earns three points against Brentford.

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Manchester City 1-1 Roma

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Manchester City are still without a win in Champions League Group E after Francesco Totti’s goal gives Roma a 1-1 draw.

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Norwich City 0-1 Charlton Athletic

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Championship leaders Norwich suffer a shock home defeat as Johnnie Jackson scores a dramatic late winner for Charlton.

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Sporting Lisbon 0-1 Chelsea

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Nemanja Matic scores a first-half header as Chelsea beat Sporting Lisbon 1-0 to go top of Champions League Group G.

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Aberdeen 2-2 St Mirren

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Kenny McLean’s late penalty earns St Mirren an unlikely point at Pittodrie as Aberdeen are left to rue missed chances.

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Norwich City 0-1 Charlton Athletic

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Championship leaders Norwich suffer a shock home defeat as Johnnie Jackson scores a dramatic late winner for Charlton.

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Wigan Athletic 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Nottingham Forest miss the chance to go top of the Championship table after being held 0-0 at Wigan Athletic.

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Patterson penalty secures Derry draw

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Rory Patterson’s second-half penalty gives Derry City a barely deserved 1-1 draw away Bray Wanderers on Tuesday night.

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CSKA Moscow 0-1 Bayern Munich

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Thomas Muller scores a penalty as Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 at an empty stadium in the Champions League.

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Will Premier League bubble burst?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:06 pm

BBC sports editor Dan Roan says that even if there is an inquiry into Premier League TV rights, the money will still pour in.

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Wales’ Allen set to miss qualifiers

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Midfielder Joe Allen is likely to be absent when Wales face Bosnia-Hercegovina and Cyprus in Euro 2016 qualifiers in October.

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Tan has ‘no sympathy’ for Mackay

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Vincent Tan has no sympathy for ex-Cardiff boss Malky Mackay over the timing of a dossier of misconduct allegations.

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VIDEO: Wilson feared injury may end career

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Nottingham Forest defender says he feared his career could be over after a back injury left him “feeling like an old man”.

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VIDEO: Wilson feared injury may end career

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Nottingham Forest defender says he feared his career could be over after a back injury left him “feeling like an old man”.

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Ticket ballot for World Cup games

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Every game at the Rugby World Cup is oversubscribed in at least one price category, with tickets to be allocated by ballot.

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Earls ruled out of autumn series

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Munster winger Keith Earls will miss Ireland’s autumn internationals after undergoing knee surgery.

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VIDEO: Gibbs gives Wenger anniversary message

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Kieran Gibbs heaps praise on manager Arsene Wenger, on his eighteenth anniversary at the London club.

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Whyte given 15-year director ban

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte is banned from being a company director for the maximum period of 15 years.

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Corbisiero & Parling out for England

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Northampton prop Alex Corbisiero and Leicester lock Geoff Parling will miss England’s autumn games with injuries.

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Ellis signs new London Irish deal

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Hooker Gerard Ellis signs a two-year contract extension with London Irish, keeping him at the Premiership club until at least 2017.

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Rangers repay loans to shareholders

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Rangers repay the short-term loans they took out earlier in the year from shareholders George Letham and Sandy Easdale.

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Everton fears over Mirallas injury

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says an injury to forward Kevin Mirallas could be more serious than first thought.

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Man Utd’s Herrera joins injury list

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Manchester United’s Ander Herrera may be out for several weeks after fracturing a rib in the victory over West Ham.

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Brighton’s McCourt back in NI squad

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Pat McCourt is recalled to the Northern Ireland squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and Greece.

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Murphy and McBride aid Fulham search

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Ex-Fulham players Danny Murphy and Brian McBride are on a five-man committee to help owner Shahid Khan find a new boss.

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Watford boss McKinlay ends NI role

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Watford’s new head coach Billy McKinlay steps down from his role as assistant to Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill.

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Britton faces further injury lay-off

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Swansea City’s Leon Britton faces a further three weeks out after a scan showed he needs more time to recover from a knee injury.

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Ospreys’ Tipuric out with concussion

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Ospreys’ and Wales flanker Justin Tipuric misses the Pro12 trip to Zebre on Friday as he recovers from concussion.

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New Giroud contract agreed – Wenger

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has agreed a new contract with the club, manager Arsene Wenger reveals.

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Virgin asks for football TV inquiry

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Virgin Media asks Ofcom to investigate the way that the Premier League sells its TV rights, saying the present system is causing “significant consumer harm”.

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Ovens earns contract at Bristol

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Former Bath back-rower Josh Ovens recovers from a serious back injury to earn a one-year contract at Bristol.

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Hull striker Sagbo loaned to Wolves

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Wolves sign Hull City’s Ivory Coast striker Yannick Sagbo on a three-month loan.

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Blues sign Argentine star Amorosino

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Argentina utility back Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino signs for Cardiff Blues until the end of the 2014-15 season.

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Gauld and May called up for Scotland

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:31 am

Sheffield Wednesday’s Stevie May and Sporting Lisbon’s Ryan Gauld are called up for Scotland’s Euro 2016 double-header.

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Man Utd consider midweek friendlies

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:26 am

Manchester United are thinking about playing midweek friendly matches abroad in the absence of Champions League football.

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Queens appoint Fowler as new boss

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:16 am

Former Kilmarnock defender James Fowler is named manager of Queen of the South following his time in caretaker charge.

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Pardew set to stay as Newcastle boss

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:08 am

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew’s job is thought to be safe for the time being, despite his side being second bottom.

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Neck injury forces Sheridan to quit

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:55 am

Former England and British and Irish Lions prop Andrew Sheridan is forced to retire because of a neck injury.

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‘Time for a Brazilian football revolution’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:47 am

Brazil’s top clubs have survived by selling stakes in their players but that must now change, writes Tim Vickery.

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VIDEO: Mourinho will take a ‘risk’ on Costa

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:46 am

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he will take a “risk” on Diego Costa by starting him against Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday night.

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Wigan ‘hungover’ from last season

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:45 am

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler believes a “hangover” effect from last season is contributing to their start to this season.

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Dawson extends West Brom contract

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:12 am

West Bromwich Albion centre-back Craig Dawson signs a new three-year-deal with the Midlands club.

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Hassler signs new Ospreys contract

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:11 am

Canada wing Jeff Hassler signs a new three-year deal with the Ospreys which will keep him at the Liberty Stadium until 2017.

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Tuesday’s gossip column

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:04 am

Ronaldo wants Old Trafford return, Liverpool chase keeper Valdes, Manchester United line up Coleman move, plus more.

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Wales ‘can cope’ without Ramsey

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:19 am

Chris Gunter says Wales can cope with the loss of Aaron Ramsey for October’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bosnia-Hercegovina and Cyprus.

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Wales ‘can cope’ without Ramsey

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:19 am

Chris Gunter says Wales can cope with the loss of Aaron Ramsey for October’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bosnia-Hercegovina and Cyprus.

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VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: Owen’s solo effort

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:43 am

BBC Sport looks back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.

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Clarke ‘hiding’ over black managers

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Football League chairman Greg Clarke is accused of “hiding behind excuses” while Paul Ince calls for the “Rooney Rule”.

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Clarke ‘hiding’ over black managers

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Football League chairman Greg Clarke is accused of “hiding behind excuses” while Paul Ince calls for the “Rooney Rule”.

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VIDEO: Why are there so few black managers?

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:08 pm

Dan Walker is joined by Paul Ince and Dion Dublin to discuss the lack of black managers and coaches in English football.

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VIDEO: ‘Action needed over lack of black bosses’

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:08 pm

Dan Walker is joined by Paul Ince and Dion Dublin to discuss the lack of black managers and coaches in English football.

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What next for ‘genius’ Lionel Messi?

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:02 pm

To mark Lionel Messi passing 400 career goals for Barcelona, BBC Sport takes a look at the amazing feats that may lie ahead.

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What next for ‘genius’ Lionel Messi?

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:02 pm

To mark Lionel Messi passing 400 career goals for Barcelona, BBC Sport takes a look at the amazing feats that may lie ahead.

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Tuesday’s gossip column

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Ronaldo wants Old Trafford return, Liverpool chase keeper Valdes, Manchester United line up Coleman move, plus more.

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Sporting Lisbon v Chelsea

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s Champions League game between Sporting Lisbon and Chelsea.

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Matches off after football fan dies

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:31 pm

All professional sporting matches in Greece are called off after a football supporter dies following stadium violence.

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Stoke City 1-0 Newcastle United

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Newcastle’s winless start to the Premier League season continues as Peter Crouch earns Stoke a 1-0 victory at the Britannia Stadium.

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Pardew expects talks with Ashley

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew expects to have “serious conversations” with owner Mike Ashley after the 1-0 defeat at Stoke.

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VIDEO: I will not quit – Newcastle’s Pardew

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew acknowledges that he is under “a lot of pressure” but says he has no intention of quitting.

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VIDEO: Hughes ‘frustrated’ with referee

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Stoke manger Mark Hughes says he thought his side were denied a “stonewall” penalty during their 1-0 victory over Newcastle.

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Predictions: Lawro v the ‘other’ Joe Cole

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Mark Lawrenson takes on Peaky Blinders actor Joe Cole. A different Joe Cole to the ex-Chelsea man.

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VIDEO: Pressure is all on Man City – Cole

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Roma full-back Ashley Cole says all the pressure is on Manchester City in their Champions League Group E clash on Tuesday.

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Crues battle out draw with Linfield

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Crusaders are one point clear at the top of the Irish Premiership after Monday’s 2-2 draw against Linfield at Seaview.

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Rangers 1-3 Hibernian

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Hibernian stun Rangers at Ibrox to register their first away win in the Scottish Championship this season.

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Pressure all on Man City – Cole

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Roma’s Ashley Cole says the Italian side are underdogs as they prepare to face Manchester City in the Champions League.

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Pressure all on Man City – Cole

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Roma’s Ashley Cole says the Italian side are underdogs as they prepare to face Manchester City in the Champions League.

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Shakhtar welcome European distraction

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Why Shakhtar Donetsk played their first home Champions League game 600 miles from home because of the conflict in Ukraine.

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Villa’s Benteke ‘may face Man City’

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke could return from injury against Man City after scoring for the under 21 side.

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VIDEO: Irish League Show – penalty debate

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Michael McNamee and Chris Morgan take a look at the big talking points from the Irish Premiership.

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Tan wants Slade to break record

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan hopes would-be boss Russell Slade can one day beat Arsene Wenger’s 18-year Arsenal record.

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VIDEO: Whelan double relegates Everton

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Everton have been relegated from the top division of Women’s football for the first time in 21 years following a 2-0 Super League defeat at Notts County.

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AUDIO: McKinlay ‘shocked’ by Garcia exit

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm

New Watford boss Billy McKinlay tells BBC Three Counties Radio that he was “100% shocked” by Oscar Garcia’s decision to quit the club after suffering poor health.

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Adams sacked from County by father

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Derek Adams reveals his father told him he was being sacked as Ross County boss and says the club were disloyal.

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Garcia steps down as Watford boss

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Oscar Garcia steps down as Watford boss 27 days into his tenure following ill health and is replaced by Billy McKinlay.

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Tiendalli back in Swansea training

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Netherlands international defender Dwight Tiendalli returns to training for Swansea after month-long injury absence.

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Brighton & Hove Albion v Cardiff City

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s Championship game between Brighton & Hove Albion and Cardiff City.

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Hutton set to rest key Derry players

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Derry boss Peter Hutton is expected to name a weakened team for the game with Bray as he prepares for Sunday’s FAI Cup semi-final.

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Henson in contention for Bath start

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Gavin Henson’s performance for Bath at Northampton has put him in contention for a starting place, says coach Neal Hatley.

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Monday’s gossip column

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Liverpool chase Hamsik, Hazard vows to stay at Chelsea, Valencia keen on Mata, Young could move from Old Trafford, plus more.

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VIDEO: Hart will keep ‘fighting’ for place

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart says he is willing to keep “fighting” for his place in the team, ahead of the club’s Champions League tie against Roma.

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Saints confident on England trio

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Northampton do not expect injuries to Tom Wood, Courtney Lawes and Alex Corbisiero to affect their England availability.

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Crewe boss Davis ‘has board support’

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Crewe manager Steve Davis says he still has boardroom backing at Gresty Road, despite his side’s poor start to the season.

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Footballer fined for police assault

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 12:44 pm

West Ham footballer James Tomkins is fined for assaulting a police officer after an incident at an Essex nightclub.

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Footballer fined for police assault

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 12:44 pm

West Ham footballer James Tomkins is fined for assaulting a police officer after an incident at an Essex nightclub.

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Ramsey Euro 2016 blow for Wales

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Aaron Ramsey will miss Wales’ Euro 2016 qualifiers at home to Bosnia-Hercegovina and Cyprus in October through injury.

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Nasri set for month on sidelines

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Samir Nasri will miss around a month following surgery on a groin injury, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirms.

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Waldrom ‘deserves England recall’

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter says Thomas Waldrom should be considered for a recall to the England squad.

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Waldrom ‘deserves England recall’

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter says Thomas Waldrom should be considered for a recall to the England squad.

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Garcia steps down as Watford boss

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:58 am

Oscar Garcia steps down as Watford boss 27 days into his tenure following ill health and is replaced by Billy McKinlay.

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VIDEO: Pardew unfazed by Ashley comments

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:57 am

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says he can only “focus on the team” ahead of the game against Stoke on Monday night, after alleged negative comments from owner Mike Ashley.

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Probe into alleged abuse of van Dijk

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:26 am

Police investigate an allegation that Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk’s was racially abused by a fan during the win over St Mirren.

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Gloucester to keep Hook at fly-half

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:06 am

James Hook needs more time to show his best form at fly-half for Gloucester, says director of rugby David Humphreys.

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Redknapp support for temporary subs

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:30 am

Harry Redknapp calls on football to consider allowing temporary substitutions to improve the treatment of concussion.

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Portsmouth confirm debt-free status

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 9:32 am

Portsmouth announce they are now debt-free, less than 18 months after the Supporters Trust took charge of the club.

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