European strikers are soft – Wenger

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the decline of street football means Europe struggles to bring on players like Alexis Sanchez.

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Pardew has ‘Ikea’ management methods

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:21 pm

Newcastle’s Alan Pardew compares his management to assembling Ikea furniture, saying: “You’ve got to do all the little bits.”

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Flanker Clark ‘tames inner chimp’

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:20 pm

England squad member Calum Clark says he has tamed his “inner chimp” after serving a long ban for breaking an opponent’s elbow.

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Swansea hoping on Sigurdsson fitness

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Swansea City manager Garry Monk praises Gylfi Sigurddson as Icelander battles to be fit to face Everton.

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Norwich City 2-1 Bolton Wanderers

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Cameron Jerome’s brace against Bolton moves Norwich up to third in the Championship with their first win in six games.

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Accrington Stanley 2-1 Morecambe

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Luke Joyce and Shay McCartan are on target as Accrington win their Lancashire derby with Morecambe at Store First Stadium.

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Ospreys 26-11 Connacht

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Leaders Ospreys maintain their 100% start to the Pro12 season with a 26-11 win over Connacht at the Liberty Stadium.

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Leinster 33-8 Edinburgh

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Leinster secure a bonus-point Pro12 win over Edinburgh as the Scottish club’s injury crisis worsens.

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St Johnstone 2-1 Motherwell

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Michael O’Halloran scores twice as St Johnstone come from behind to inflict a fifth straight defeat on Motherwell.

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Glasgow Warriors 17-9 Treviso

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Niko Matawalu scores the only try as Glasgow Warriors return to Pro12 action with victory over Treviso.

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Courtois eyes league and Euro double

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says Chelsea can win the Premier League and Champions League this season.

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VIDEO: Watch BBC Sport’s FA Cup trail

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Watch BBC Sport’s FA Cup trail as the world famous competition gets under way next weekend with Warrington Town v Exeter live on BBC Two.

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Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:13 pm

A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa during an alleged robbery.

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Schmidt confident over Ross fitness

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is “quietly confident” prop Mike Ross will be fit for the first Test against South Africa.

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Ferdinand ‘baffled’ at Twitter fine

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Rio Ferdinand appears to be “baffled” by his three-game ban and £25,000 fine from the FA for an offensive tweet.

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The 21 sharing Tan’s American dream

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 6:12 pm

What does Vincent Tan’s investment in new franchise Los Angeles Football Club say about Major League Soccer?

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Whelan urges fan caution over Ashley

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan says Rangers fans should be wary of Mike Ashley because the owner should always be a fan.

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Zidane coaching ban put on hold

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Zinedine Zidane can continue coaching Real Madrid reserves until his appeal against a three-month ban is heard.

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Celtic v Inverness CT

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Celtic’s Aleksandar Tonev will not face Inverness as an appeal against his seven-match ban has not been submitted on time.

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Dundee United v St Mirren

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Scottish Premiership game between Dundee United and St Mirren.

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Hamilton Accies v Partick Thistle

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Scottish Premiership game between Hamilton Academical and Partick Thistle.

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Kilmarnock v Dundee

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Scottish Premiership game between Kilmarnock and Dundee.

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England women to eclipse men’s crowd

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:16 pm

England women’s historic first match at Wembley looks set to be played in front of a bumper crowd on 23 November.

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Former World Cup ref Partridge dies

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:52 pm

County Durham referee Pat Partridge, who officiated the 1975 FA Cup final and at the 1978 World Cup, dies at the age of 81.

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VIDEO: Courtois eyes Europe & League glory

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois tells Football Focus the Blues are “strong” enough to win the Champions League and Premier League this season.

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Rooney fit but Falcao out for derby

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Wayne Rooney is fit and will start for Manchester United in the derby with City but Radamel Falcao remains sidelined.

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VIDEO: Macheda gets Halloween scare

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Cardiff City striker Federico Macheda gets a scare from team-mate Bruno Ecuele Manga before a BBC Sport Wales interview.

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Burgess will succeed – Lancaster

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:03 pm

England head coach Stuart Lancaster says Sam Burgess’s “mental toughness” can lead him to success in rugby union.

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Brighton sign Wigan keeper Al-Habsi

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion sign Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi on a one-month loan deal.

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McCoist fires warning to Celtic boss

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Rangers manager Ally McCoist reckons Celtic counterpart Ronny Deila would be wrong to write off the Ibrox men.

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I’m not bomb-proof, says Lambert

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says he is not taking his job for granted despite signing a four-year extension in September.

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Hutton concern for Scotland matches

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Alan Hutton is a doubt for Scotland’s upcoming games after being ruled out of Aston Villa’s game with Tottenham.

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NI fans able to attend Romania match

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:40 pm

NI supporters are told they can attend the Euro 2016 qualifier in Bucharest as Uefa decide against stadium closure.

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VIDEO: Now is the time to try blind football

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:33 pm

With the 2020 Tokyo Games still six years away, the FA wants to find new players who can train for their future Paralympic team.

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Reus plays down Bayern speculation

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus attempts to play down speculation linking him with a move to Bayern Munich.

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Reus plays down Bayern speculation

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus attempts to play down speculation linking him with a move to Bayern Munich.

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Costa set to make Chelsea return

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confirms striker Diego Costa will be available for Saturday’s Premier League game with QPR.

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Silva out of Manchester derby

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Manchester City’s David Silva will miss the Manchester derby and could be out for three weeks with a knee injury.

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VIDEO: Pelle reveals dancing past

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle explains to Football Focus how dancing influenced his goalscoring ability.

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Man Utd in Milan friendly talks

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 1:13 pm

AC Milan are in talks with Manchester United about playing a friendly in the new year, say the Italian side.

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Stoke City v West Ham United

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Premier League game between Stoke City and West Ham United.

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Al-Hilal allow 14 away fans at final

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Only 14 Western Sydney Wanderers fans will travel to Saudi Arabia for the Asian Champions League final against Al-Hilal.

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Wenger concerned about Twitter

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he is concerned by his players’ use of social media site Twitter, plus more.

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VIDEO: ‘Too early to call Chelsea invincibles’

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says it is “too early” to compare Chelsea to his ‘invincibles’ team of 2003/04.

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VIDEO: ‘Too early to call Chelsea invincibles’

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says it is “too early” to compare Chelsea to his ‘invincibles’ team of 2003/04.

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Beaten Scots coach vows to stay

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Anna Signeul says she will take Scotland to the next European finals despite suffering World Cup disappointment.

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VIDEO: Rachel Riley’s Focus predictions

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:33 am

Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley gives her predictions ahead of some of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures.

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Symons set to remain Wales assistant

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:10 am

Newly-appointed Fulham manager Kit Symons set to remain as assistant to Wales manager Chris Coleman.

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Messi ‘more skilful’ than Ronaldo

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:25 am

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is more skilful than Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, says former England boss Fabio Capello.

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Pellegrini under pressure – Savage

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:15 am

BBC Sport’s Robbie Savage on Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini’s pivotal week as he prepares for the Manchester derby.

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McFall wants better from Portadown

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:03 am

Ronnie McFall demands a better display from his team after last weekend’s ‘embarrassing’ defeat by Coleraine.

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Bristol City return excites Johnson

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 9:51 am

Oldham manager Lee Johnson says his history with Bristol City will give Saturday’s League One clash added impetus.

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Mumm fighting for Exeter place

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 8:48 am

Exeter captain Dean Mumm says it will be hard for him to reclaim his place in the side as he returns from injury.

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Gerrard open to move from Liverpool

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 8:27 am

Steven Gerrard says he could join another club next summer if Liverpool do not offer him a new contract.

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‘No agenda’ for ref meeting – Monk

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 8:02 am

Garry Monk says he has ‘no agenda’ for his meeting with referees’ boss Mike Riley after criticising decisions given against Swansea City.

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VIDEO: Halloween: Sporting horrors of 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:53 am

In honour of Halloween, BBC Sport looks back at some of 2014′s more ‘horrifying’ moments, including the shocks, the slips, the trips and the unexpected.

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VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: Cardiff upset Leeds

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:48 am

BBC Sport is looking 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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Miracle of Istanbul is dream ticket

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:06 am

Liverpool’s miraculous turnaround in the 2005 Champions League final is your #BBCDreamTicket.

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Macheda feared for Cardiff future

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:05 am

Cardiff striker Federico Macheda says he was unsure about his Bluebirds future after former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left.

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Brazil football club to open cemetery

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:00 am

Brazilian football club Corinthians is to open a cemetery for supporters who want to be buried close to their favourite players.

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Everton make record £28.2m profit

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 12:10 am

Everton make a club-record profit of £28.2m for the year ending 31 May 2014, their latest accounts reveal.

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Grant urges action over gender gap

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11:52 pm

Sports Minister Helen Grant tells the inaugural Transforming Sport conference there is work to do to improve female participation.

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VIDEO: Highlights – Hibs 3-3 Dundee Utd (6-7 pens)

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Dundee United squeeze through to the last four in the League Cup after a night of high drama at Easter Road.

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Tan invests in new LA MLS franchise

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Cardiff City’s billionaire owner Vincent Tan is among a group of investors backing a new MLS franchise, Los Angeles Football Club.

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Benfica boss questions Fifa list

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Benfica boss Jorge Jesus believes he should be on Fifa’s Coach of the Year shortlist after securing the domestic treble.

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Netherlands too strong for Scotland

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Scotland’s women lose 2-0 in Rotterdam for a 4-1 aggregate defeat in their World Cup play-off semi-final.

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Derry fall to St Pat’s in cup final

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Derry City’s attempt to win the FAI Cup for a second time in three years fails as St Pat’s win Sunday’s final 2-0.

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VIDEO: Burgess talks injury, Bath & England

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Bath’s Sam Burgess tells BBC sports editor Dan Roan he has set his sights on playing for England at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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VIDEO: Defoe dreams of return for England

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe talks about his new life with Toronto FC and his hopes of playing for England again.

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Finances forced me out of Doncaster – Staniforth

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Gordon Staniforth says budgetary concerns led the former professional footballer, after just one year at the helm, to walk out on the Belles.

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VIDEO: Six of the best derby day goals

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:50 pm

On Manchester derby day, BBC Sport looks back at some great Premier League derby goals.

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Burgess keen on World Cup chance

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Bath’s cross-code signing Sam Burgess says it would be “fantastic” to play for England at a Rugby World Cup.

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Taofifenua handed three-week ban

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Toulon’s Romain Taofifenua is banned for three weeks for kicking Ulster’s Stuart Olding in last weekend’s European game.

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Match-fix threat significant – FAW

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 5:38 pm

The FA of Wales launches an anti-match-fixing campaign, as it reveals that over £75m a season is bet on the Welsh Premier League.

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Tan to invest in MLS franchise

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Cardiff City’s billionaire owner Vincent Tan announces plans to invest in a new MLS franchise and another European club.

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Celtic’s Tonev hit with racism ban

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev is banned for seven matches for racially abusing Aberdeen’s Shay Logan.

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Wolves take keeper Kuszczak on trial

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Wolves take former West Bromwich Albion and Brighton goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak on trial at Molineux.

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Wolves take keeper Kuszczak on trial

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Wolves take former West Bromwich Albion and Brighton goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak on trial at Molineux.

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Football bosses carved in pumpkins

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 4:14 pm

A football fan carves pumpkin versions of Manchester’s two Premier League managers ahead of their clubs’ derby match on Halloween weekend.

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Davies to miss Wallabies – Clermont

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Clermont Auvergne say injured centre Jonathan Davies will miss Wales’ match with Australia, but the Welsh remain hopeful.

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Ireland hit by White injury blow

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Ireland’s injury crisis worsens as Connacht’s tight-head prop Nathan White is ruled out for 16 weeks by an arm injury.

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Redfearn deal ‘agreed in principle’

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Neil Redfearn says he has agreed a deal “in principle” with Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino to become head coach.

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Dundee Utd close disciplinary probe

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Dundee United complete their disciplinary proceedings involving players Paul Paton and Mark Wilson.

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Dundee Utd close disciplinary probe

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Paul Paton and Mark Wilson incur fines as Dundee United complete a disciplinary inquiry into their conduct.

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VIDEO: Highlights – Hibernian 3-3 Dundee Utd (aet, 6-7 pens)

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Dundee United squeeze past Hibernian in a penalty shoot-out after their League Cup tie ends all square after 120 minutes.

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Defoe has not given up England dream

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Jermain Defoe hopes to play for England again and is yet to decide whether to return to the Premier League in January.

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VIDEO: Lydiate’s moments of magic

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:46 pm

A selection of Dan Lydiate’s best moments during Wales’ last Grand Slam-winning Six Nations season.

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Cosmos sign Real Madrid legend Raul

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Former Real Madrid, Schalke and Spain striker Raul signs a deal to play for US side New York Cosmos.

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VIDEO: Highlights – Celtic 6-0 Partick Thistle

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Highlights from Celtic’s emphatic win against Partick Thistle in the Scottish League Cup.

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Swansea ‘in talks with US investor’

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Swansea City are understood to be in talks with American entrepreneur John Moores over potential investment.

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VIDEO: Redknapp ‘doesn’t understand Twitter’

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:19 pm

QPR manager Harry Redknapp says he won’t be advising his players on the use of social media because he “doesn’t know what Twitter is”.

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Newcastle return ‘a dream come true’

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Ryan Taylor says “there are no words” to describe Newcastle beating Manchester City – his first game for 26 months.

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Cooper and Genia to face Barbarians

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Australia recall Quade Cooper and Will Genia for the game against the Barbarians on Saturday at Twickenham.

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BBC to show Warrington FA Cup tie

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Warrington Town’s FA Cup first-round tie against Exeter City will be televised live on BBC Two.

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Meet sport’s most influential woman you won’t know

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11:31 am

Rugby World Cup chief Debbie Jevans is not the “boring, old, windy, male” sports administrator of old, writes Matt Slater.

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Clark appointed Blackpool manager

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11:30 am

Championship side Blackpool appoint ex-Birmingham City boss Lee Clark as manager on a one-year rolling deal.

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VIDEO: Five ‘deliberate’ own goals in five minutes

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11:28 am

Indonesian clubs PSS Sleman and PSIS Semarang are disqualified from the country’s first division playoffs for scoring five own goals.

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Forest sign Hull winger Ince on loan

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11:21 am

Nottingham Forest confirm the signing of out-of-favour Hull City winger Thomas Ince on loan until late December.

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Weepu does not regret Welsh move

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:04 am

New Zealand World Cup-winner Piri Weepu does not regret his move to London Welsh, despite eight successive losses.

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Weepu ‘does not regret Welsh move’

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:04 am

New Zealand World Cup-winner Piri Weepu does not regret his move to London Welsh, despite eight successive losses.

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