Lydiate to return to Welsh rugby

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9:46 am

Racing Metro announce Dan Lydiate is to return to Wales after reaching a mutual agreement with the French club.

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Cowan-Dickie not focused on England

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9:24 am

Luke Cowan-Dickie says he is concentrating on playing well for Exeter before looking for a return to the England set-up.

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Celtic’s Guidetti eyes Rangers date

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9:18 am

Hat-trick hero John Guidetti would love Celtic to be drawn against Rangers in the League Cup semi-finals.

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Clubs want Qatar World Cup in spring

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9:02 am

Europe’s leading clubs will next week ask Fifa to hold the Qatar 2022 World Cup between 28 April and 29 May.

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Somers appointed Rangers chairman

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:28 am

Rangers’ non-executive chairman David Somers is appointed executive chairman of the club on a temporary basis.

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Can Wasps create a buzz in Coventry?

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:15 am

Coventry has historically had a vibrant rugby culture – will the arrival of Wasps breathe new passion into the city?

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FA Cup: What you may have missed

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:32 am

BBC Sport looks back at the stories from the FA Cup qualifying rounds, with the line-up for the first round complete.

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Rush backs Bale to break goal record

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:17 am

Wales’ all-time top scorer Ian Rush hopes Gareth Bale or Aaron Ramsey can break his international goalscoring record.

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Thursday’s gossip column

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:17 am

Liverpool favourites to sign Marco Reus, Arsenal want Romulo, Man City keen on Sami Khedira, plus more.

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VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: Sutton’s huge upset

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:16 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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VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: Sutton’s huge upset

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:16 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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VIDEO: Six famous dual-code converts

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:22 am

Sam Burgess to be presented at the Rec as a Bath player after agreeing to join from National Rugby League side Sydney Rabbitohs.

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Pellegrini ‘worried’ before derby

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12:26 am

Manager Manuel Pellegrini is “worried” by Manchester City’s form ahead of Sunday’s derby against Manchester United.

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I know what I am doing – Pardew

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12:15 am

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says he is confident in his ability after knocking Manchester City out of the League Cup.

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Real win in Barca – against a dentist and school teacher

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:52 pm

Javier Hernandez scores as Real Madrid begin their defence of the Copa del Rey with a 4-1 win at part-timers Cornella.

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Burgess will succeed, says Robinson

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Jason Robinson believes “there is no doubt” Bath’s convert Sam Burgess “will play a massive part for England”.

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Ferdinand suspended & fined £25,000

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:43 pm

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand is suspended for three matches and fined £25,000 by the FA for comments he made on Twitter.

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Late goal ruins Buffon’s 500th game

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon concedes an injury-time goal to suffer defeat in his 500th league game for the club.

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Ribery hit by scarf in Bayern win

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Franck Ribery is hit in the face with a scarf by a spectator as holders Bayern Munich beat Hamburg 3-1 in the German Cup.

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Bournemouth draw Liverpool in Cup

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Championship side Bournemouth will play Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.

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VIDEO: Players are behind me – Pardew

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says his players are behind him, after the Magpies recorded their first ever win at Etihad Stadium to knock Manchester City out of the League Cup.

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Hibernian 3-3 Dundee United (6-7 pens)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Dundee United reach the League Cup semi-finals on penalties after sharing six goals in a thriller with Hibernian.

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VIDEO: Man City ‘must recover trust as team’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says his side are “not in a good moment” and must “recover their trust as a team”, after being knocked out of the League Cup by Newcastle.

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Tan says agents face legal action

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan plans legal action against ‘several’ agents over fees received in connection with alleged overspending.

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Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Tottenham beat Championship Brighton 2-0 at White Hart Lane to reach the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.

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Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle United

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Manchester City are knocked out of the League Cup as a youthful Newcastle side progress to the quarter-finals.

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Stoke City 2-3 Southampton

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Southampton reach the last eight of the League Cup for the first time in 10 years at the expense of 10-man Stoke City.

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Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Adam Rooney scores as holders Aberdeen beat Hamilton to book a place in the Scottish League Cup semi-finals.

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Celtic 6-0 Partick Thistle

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:32 pm

John Guidetti scores a hat-trick as Celtic thrash Partick Thistle in the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals.

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Fifa defends World Cup 2015 pitches

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke defends the use of artificial pitches at the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

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Ref Clattenburg dropped for weekend

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg will not take charge of a game this weekend after two breaches of protocol.

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Monk avoids FA action on cheat claim

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Swansea say manager Garry Monk will face no punishment from the FA after describing Stoke winger Victor Moses as a ‘cheat’.

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Scots refuse Republic ticket request

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:27 pm

The Scottish FA turns down a request to give Republic of Ireland fans extra tickets for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifier.

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Player sorry for skipping FA Cup tie

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:20 pm

St Albans striker John Frendo apologises for missing his side’s FA Cup defeat – watching El Clasico instead.

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Symons appointed Fulham manager

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Fulham appoint Kit Symons as manager of the Championship side after a successful spell as caretaker boss.

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VIDEO: Robinson ‘excited’ by Burgess switch

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Former dual-code England international Jason Robinson backs Sam Burgess to shine as he prepares to switch codes from rugby league to union.

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Saints expect teams to dismiss LV=

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Northampton boss Jim Mallinder says some Premiership teams who will not use the LV= Cup to their advantage this season.

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Concussed Davidson misses ‘Well game

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 5:03 pm

St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson will miss Friday’s Premiership game against Motherwell through concussion.

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Everton pair back in Republic squad

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm

James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman return to the Republic of Ireland squad for next month’s games against Scotland and USA.

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Port Vale appoint Page as manager

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Port Vale confirm the appointment of interim boss Rob Page as the League One club’s new manager.

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Port Vale appoint Page as manager

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Port Vale confirm the appointment of interim boss Rob Page as the League One club’s new manager.

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Everton pair back in Republic squad

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 4:29 pm

James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman return to the Republic of Ireland squad for next month’s games against Scotland and USA.

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Wales confident over Bale injury

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Wales are confident Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will be back in action before November’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium.

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King signs long-term Leicester deal

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Wales midfielder Andy King signs a new four-year contract with Premier League side Leicester City.

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‘You had to pay for your own shirt’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 3:17 pm

How England’s 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup success highlights the changes in the game since the last win in 1994.

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Wales ‘hopeful’ on injured centre Davies

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde is ‘hopeful’ centres Jonathan Davies, Scott Williams and Cory Allen will return to training soon.

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Rangers keeper Simonsen ‘improving’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Rangers say Steve Simonsen suffered no serious injury after the keeper collided with a post against St Johnstone.

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Savage gets honorary fellowship

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Former Wales international footballer Robbie Savage is awarded an honorary fellowship from Glyndwr University.

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Scot Kellock to captain Barbarians

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Glasgow Warriors and former Scotland captain Alastair Kellock will skipper the Barbarians against Australia on Saturday.

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West Ham can ‘push for Europe’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 2:31 pm

West Ham striker Andy Carroll believes his side can qualify for European competition this season.

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Stand-in keeper helpless in Cup loss

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Emergency goalkeeper Anthony Howell is unable to stop Alfreton suffering a 5-1 FA Cup thrashing against Lincoln.

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VIDEO: Two World Cup wins, 20 years apart

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Members of England’s two Women’s Rugby World Cup winning sides give their take on becoming world champions in two very different eras.

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FA bans official for sexist insult

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Northumberland County FA vice president John Cummings banned after telling referee Lucy May “a woman’s place is in the kitchen”.

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Leicester sign Titans centre Roberts

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill signs centre Jack Roberts from Championship side Rotherham Titans.

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Everton ‘seek Lille police answers’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:58 am

Everton are “seeking answers” to what they claim was the “disproportionate police response” to trouble in Lille before their recent Europa League tie.

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Cherries have ‘top-flight quality’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:44 am

Bournemouth’s Adam Smith says his side’s League Cup win over West Brom proves the Cherries have Premier League quality.

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Striker Iwelumo announces retirement

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:14 am

Chester striker and former Scotland international Chris Iwelumo announces his retirement from professional football.

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Slade hoping to get England spot

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:53 am

Exeter’s Henry Slade does not mind where he is picked to play as he hopes to make his full England debut.

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Oyston plans to name ‘domestic’ boss

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:28 am

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston plans to appoint a “domestic” manager following the dismissal of Jose Riga on Monday.

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Scarlets miss 18 players for Zebre

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:23 am

Scarlets will be without 18 players for their Pro12 match against Zebre on Saturday due to injuries and Wales call-ups.

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Pardew ‘backed by Newcastle players’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:06 am

Newcastle United’s players want Alan Pardew to remain as the club’s manager, says defender Daryl Janmaat.

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Quins sign Swiel to cover Botica

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:31 am

Harlequins sign South African fly-half Tim Swiel on loan from Sharks to cover for the injured Ben Botica.

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Wilkin unhappy despite Wrexham win

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:04 am

Manager Kevin Wilkin was unhappy with elements of Wrexham’s performance despite their 5-2 FA Cup replay win over Macclesfield.

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I’ve never been so ill – Haskell

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:03 am

England international James Haskell hopes to face New Zealand after recovering from a virus that left him in hospital.

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Still a chance for Jones – McBryde

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:15 am

Adam Jones’s Wales career is not over, despite being left out of the latest squad, says forwards coach Robin McBryde.

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Why are Rangers in such trouble?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:11 am

How are Rangers in financial turmoil and what is Newcastle owner Mike Ashley’s part at the club? Chris McLaughlin explains.

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VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: George in extra time

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:50 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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VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: George in extra time

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:50 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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VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: George in extra time

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:50 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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VIDEO: Schmeichel recalls Manchester derbies

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:29 am

Peter Schmeichel, who played in goal for Manchester United and Manchester City, recalls his derby memories ahead of the teams’ Premier League meeting on Sunday.

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VIDEO: Schmeichel recalls Manchester derbies

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:29 am

Peter Schmeichel, who played in goal for Manchester United and Manchester City, recalls his derby memories ahead of the teams’ Premier League meeting on Sunday.

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McCoist keen to avoid Celtic in Cup

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:06 am

Rangers boss Ally McCoist hopes to avoid Celtic in the League Cup semi-finals, should their old rivals beat Partick Thistle.

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Creating tomorrow’s footballer

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:05 am

Independent, intelligent, emotionally stable, two-footed and technically advanced – how innovative coaches are creating a new breed of player.

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Squad players wasted chance – Irvine

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:04 am

West Brom manager Alan Irvine says players desperate to prove their worth did not deliver in defeat at Bournemouth.

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Monk to meet referees’ chief Riley

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:58 pm

Swansea manager Garry Monk will meet referees’ boss Mike Riley on Friday to discuss decisions he feels are costing his team.

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Mourinho unimpressed by fringe men

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Jose Mourinho says some Chelsea players did not impress enough in the League Cup win at Shrewsbury to keep their place.

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Ludlow will inspire work – Fishlock

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Captain Jess Fishlock says the appointment of Jayne Ludlow as Wales Women’s manager is a smart move which will inspire the squad.

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Balotelli overcame injury in warm-up

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Mario Balotelli inspired Liverpool’s League Cup win against Swansea despite picking up an injury, says Reds assistant Colin Pascoe.

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AUDIO: Chelsea were professional – Mourinho

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:29 pm

Manager Jose Mourinho says Chelsea showed “professionalism” to beat Shrewsbury 2-1 and reach the League Cup quarter-finals.

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VIDEO: Cherries in uncharted territory – Howe

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says the club are in “uncharted territory”, after beating West Brom 2-1 to reach the the last eight of the League Cup for the first time.

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Fulham 2-5 Derby County

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Derby produce a stunning comeback to overcome Fulham at Craven Cottage and reach the last eight of the League Cup.

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Russia reveal World Cup 2018 emblem

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:27 pm

The emblem for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia is revealed on board the International Space Station.

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Liverpool 2-1 Swansea City

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Mario Balotelli inspires a late comeback as Liverpool beat Swansea to reach the League Cup quarter-finals.

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Wrexham 5-2 Macclesfield Town

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Wrexham thrash Macclesfield in their FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay to book their place in the first round.

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Bournemouth 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Bournemouth reach the last eight of the League Cup for the first time as they beat West Brom at the Goldsands Stadium.

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Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Sheffield United

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Substitute Michael Higdon scores two late goals as Sheffield United beat MK Dons to reach the League Cup quarter-finals.

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Crues and Reds win Shield thrillers

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Crusaders, Cliftonville, Bangor and Ards progress to the Co Antrim Shield semi-finals after a thrilling night of action.

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Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Chelsea

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Chelsea need a late own goal to defeat gutsy League Two side Shrewsbury and reach the League Cup quarter-finals.

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Chesterfield 0-3 Swindon Town

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 9:46 pm

Andy Williams scores two minutes after coming on as substitute as Swindon ease to victory at Chesterfield.

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Leyton Orient 0-2 Preston North End

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Mauro Milanese’s first game in charge of Leyton Orient ends in defeat as Callum Robinson scores his first Preston goal.

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Rangers 1-0 St Johnstone

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Lewis Macleod’s late header seals a Scottish League Cup semi-final place for Rangers at St Johnstone’s expense.

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Scepovic now feels part of Celtic

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Stefan Scepovic says his two goals in two goals have helped him feel part of the ‘Celtic group’ at last.

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Rangers appoint Llambias and Leach

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Ex-Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias and Sports Direct executive Barry Leach become Rangers consultants.

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County Antrim Shield full-times

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Crusaders and Cliftonville clinch thrilling Co Antrim Shield quarter-final wins as Bangor and Ards also progress.

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Stranraer v Peterhead

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Live coverage followed by match report of Tuesday’s Scottish League One game between Stranraer and Peterhead.

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Rangers saga ‘an affront to the senses’

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm

The Newcastle owner’s interest are strictly business, but does that matter to Rangers right now?

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Nigeria given deadline to avoid ban

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Nigeria are given until Friday to overturn a court ruling that voided its recent football elections or Fifa will ban them until May 2015.

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Beaten Blues can regenerate – Rowett

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:31 pm

New Birmingham manager Gary Rowett says last Saturday’s 8-0 record home defeat could prove a painful lesson learned.

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No Ebola worries over Club World Cup

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Fifa says plans for the 2014 Club World Cup are continuing despite concerns over the Ebola epidemic.

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Hearts ‘will adopt living wage’

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Hearts vow to become the first football club in Scotland – and biggest in the UK – to adopt the living wage.

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