Davies set for London Welsh return

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Versatile back Alex Davies is set to return to action for London Welsh after nine months out with a knee injury.

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Toulon trip an ‘occasion’ – Young

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young says the Champions Cup quarter-final in Toulon will be a “fantastic European occasion”.

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Wigan confirm Pearce and Mckay deals

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Wigan sign Leeds defender Jason Pearce and Inverness Caledonian Thistle striker Billy Mckay, both for undisclosed fees.

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Hull set to appoint Phelan as coach

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Former Manchester United and Norwich coach Mike Phelan is to join Hull as assistant manager, BBC Humberside understands.

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Injured Carrick out for four weeks

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick will be out for around four weeks with a ruptured muscle.

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VIDEO: Rugby union ‘making sense’ to Burgess

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Bath inside centre Sam Burgess says rugby union is starting to make sense, ahead of his England Saxons debut against Ireland on Friday.

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VIDEO: Sturridge on family dominoes battles

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge talks to BBC Sport’s Kevin Kilbane about the family dominoes rivalry with his uncle, former Derby striker Dean.

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Chelsea’s Costa gets three-match ban

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Chelsea’s Diego Costa is banned for three matches for stamping on Liverpool’s Emre Can and misses the Manchester City clash.

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Hunt joins Rotherham from Palace

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Rotherham United sign full-back Jack Hunt on loan from Crystal Palace until the end of the season.

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VIDEO: Celtic v Rangers – Through The Years

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:33 pm

BBC Scotland’s Alasdair Lamont looks back at the history of the Old Firm encounter between Celtic and Rangers.

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Baxter wary of Dungannon threat

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Crusaders boss Stephen Baxter believes an improving Dungannon Swifts side will provide a tough test for the league leaders.

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Bolton’s Spearing joins Blackburn

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Blackburn Rovers sign Bolton Wanderers midfielder Jay Spearing on loan until the end of the season.

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Bolton sign Amos and keep Danns

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:56 am

Bolton sign Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Amos on a one-month loan and agree a new deal with midfielder Neil Danns.

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Redknapp still chasing loan deals

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:43 am

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says he is chasing loan signings in a bid to bring in new faces before the end of the transfer window.

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Redknapp still chasing loan deals

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:43 am

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says he is chasing loan signings in a bid to bring in new faces before the end of the transfer window.

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Milan sign Roma striker Destro

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:39 am

Italy international striker Mattia Destro leaves Serie A title challengers Roma to join AC Milan.

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Rangers can beat Celtic – McCulloch

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:30 am

Rangers captain Lee McCulloch says his side have already shown they have what it takes to beat Celtic.

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Ward-Prowse signs new Saints deal

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:24 am

Southampton academy graduate James Ward-Prowse, 20, has signed a new five-and-a-half year contract with the Premier League club.

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Gabriel ‘could cost goals’ – Wenger

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:21 am

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says new signing Gabriel Paulista’s lack of English could cost goals as he settles in.

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Smith ‘honoured’ to be Wembley guest

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:18 am

Matt Smith is “honoured” to be invited to travel with Bristol City for the JP Trophy final, despite being ineligible.

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‘We folk don’t have straw in our ears’

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:13 am

Why Exeter Chiefs signing British & Irish Lion Geoff Parling should not come as any great surprise.

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Bath add ex-London Irish prop Lahiff

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:37 am

Premiership side Bath sign London-born Australia-qualified prop Max Lahiff from Melbourne Rebels.

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Brown welcomes global Old Firm focus

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 9:44 am

Celtic’s Scott Brown is relishing the prospect of playing against Rangers again in front of a worldwide audience.

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Swansea City announce £1.7m profit

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:56 am

Swansea City announce a post-tax profit of £1.7m in the Premier League club’s latest financial accounts.

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Sale re-sign Briggs and keep Mills

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:41 am

Sale Sharks re-sign hooker Neil Briggs from Leicester Tigers and agree a new deal with second-row Jonathan Mills.

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Dragons secure scrum-half Pretorius

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:35 am

South African scrum-half Sarel Pretorius will join Newport Gwent Dragons for next season.

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Hartley fear over Dundee signings

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:22 am

Dundee manager Paul Hartley admits that he might miss out on January signings because the market is tough.

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How Chelsea can make title statement

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:28 am

Robbie Savage on how Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side have weaknesses, but will still be too strong for Manchester City on Saturday.

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Gatland did not want Jones to retire

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:18 am

Wales coach Warren Gatland says he is surprised by the timing of Adam Jones’ retirement from international rugby.

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VIDEO: Gatland wanted Jones to play on

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:16 am

Warren Gatland says he would have preferred recently retired Adam Jones to have done so after the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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VIDEO: Armfield recounts Matthews’ story

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 6:21 am

Former England captain Jimmy Armfield recounts a story about Sir Stanley Matthews on the 100th anniversary of the player’s birth.

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VIDEO: 1990 FA Cup final: Crystal Palace 3-3 Man Utd

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 6:17 am

Watch highlights of the dramatic 1990 FA Cup final, when Crystal Palace and Manchester United played out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Wembley.

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Matfield worry over England line-out

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:01 am

South Africa great Victor Matfield suggests England may struggle in their Six Nations line-outs with injuries at lock.

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McKay to be Wigan’s soon – Hughes

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 10:53 pm

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Hughes says Wigan’s offer to sign striker Billy McKay was “too good to turn down.”

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Bristol City 1-1 Gillingham (5-3 agg)

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 9:41 pm

Bristol City will face Walsall at Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final after they ease past Gillingham on aggregate.

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Roberts key for Wales, says Guscott

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 9:40 pm

Centre Jamie Roberts is crucial to Wales’ hopes in the 2015 Six Nations, says former England player Jeremy Guscott.

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Managing the Old Firm – views of past bosses

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 9:11 pm

Old Firm managers of yesteryear highlight some of the unique experiences awaiting Ronny Deila and Kenny McDowall.

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Gers have been disrespected – Smith

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:59 pm

Walter Smith feels at least one Celtic player has disrespected Rangers ahead of their Scottish League Cup semi-final.

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Ginola ‘still fighting’ for Fifa role

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Former France international David Ginola has still not given up on his hopes of standing for the Fifa presidency.

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Robinson joins French side Oyonnax

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:32 pm

Former Wales fly-half Nicky Robinson joins Oyonnax on a three-year deal following his departure from Bristol.

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Burgess to make Saxons debut

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:25 pm

Bath inside centre Sam Burgess will make his England Saxons debut against the Ireland Wolfhounds on Friday.

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Sturridge ‘anxious’ about return

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is “anxious and excited” as he prepares to return from five months out injured.

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Costa to contest ‘stamp’ charge

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Chelsea’s Diego Costa will contest the violent conduct charge he faces over an alleged stamp on Liverpool’s Emre Can.

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VIDEO: Parling more than a player – Baxter

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter tells BBC Spotlight that bringing in Geoff Parling from Leicester Tigers is “an investment in the man”, not just signing a player.

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Scotland future of Wilson is unclear

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:45 pm

The Scottish Rugby Union will instigate a disciplinary hearing with Scotland forward Ryan Wilson early next week.

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Chelsea’s Cahill defends Costa style

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill defends team-mate Diego Costa and says he would not change the striker’s physical approach.

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Teale to continue as Buddies’ boss

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:22 pm

St Mirren confirm that Gary Teale will be the Paisley club’s manager until the end of the season

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VIDEO: Cahill defends ‘handful’ Costa

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill defends team-mate Diego Costa, describing the Spain international striker as a “handful”.

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Palace sign Mutch and Ameobi

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Crystal Palace have completed the signings of Jordon Mutch and Shola Ameobi.

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Guinea through in drawing of lots

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Guinea reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots.

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Pogba will leave Juventus – agent

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Midfielder Paul Pogba will leave Juventus within the next two years, says the ex-Manchester United player’s agent.

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VIDEO: ‘Silva v Hazard is like Messi v Ronaldo’

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 3:22 pm

BBC football analyst Pat Nevin compares the skills and playing styles of influential forwards David Silva and Eden Hazard, ahead of Manchester City’s trip to Chelsea on Saturday.

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Caf consider replacing drawing lots

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Mali’s elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations by the drawing of lots prompts Caf to look at a different solution.

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Celtic and Burnley bid for Armstrong

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Dundee United reject bids from Celtic and English Premier League side Burnley for midfielder Stuart Armstrong.

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Adams’ old boss condemns DVD scouts

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 3:05 pm

The manager of Che Adams’ former club Ilkeston has criticised Football League clubs for doing their scouting by DVD.

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Crouch and Whelan sign Stoke deals

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Experienced Stoke City duo Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan sign two-year contract extensions with the club.

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MOTD remains on BBC TV until 2019

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:49 pm

The BBC renews its deal to show Premier League highlights on Match of the Day for a further three years.

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VIDEO: Mark Ronson’s football predictions

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:29 pm

Musician, DJ and producer Mark Ronson gives his Premier League predictions ahead of the weekend’s action.

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Pressure on England game – Warburton

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Wales captain Sam Warburton says having three Six Nations away games means the pressure is on in their England opener.

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Thai group buys Sheffield Wednesday

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Championship side Sheffield Wednesday are taken over by a Thai consortium led by businessman Dejphon Chansiri.

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Cup experience can help us – McInnes

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Derek McInnes hopes the experience of winning the Scottish League Cup last season will help his Aberdeen team retain it.

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Mutch joins Crystal Palace from QPR

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Crystal Palace sign midfielder Jordon Mutch from Premier League rivals Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

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Sakho not facing ban say West Ham

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 1:39 pm

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is confident striker Diafra Sakho will not be banned from playing despite a row with Senegal.

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Wasps’ Johnson given three-week ban

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Wasps flanker Ashley Johnson is suspended for three weeks for a dangerous tackle on Leinster winger Dave Kearney.

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Springbok Spies set for comeback

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 12:57 pm

South Africa number eight Pierre Spies is in the Blue Bulls squad to face Saracens after 18 months of injury problems.

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Fletcher deal still on – Allardyce

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 12:49 pm

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says a deal to sign Darren Fletcher from Manchester United is “not dead yet”.

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Tranmere bring back striker Hume

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 12:10 pm

League Two side Tranmere Rovers re-sign 31-year-old striker Iain Hume on a six-month contract.

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Rumours affected players – Edinburgh

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:34 am

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh says speculation linking him to Gillingham may have affected his players.

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Armitage questioned by French police

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:27 am

Toulon’s English flanker Steffon Armitage and team-mate Xavier Chiocci are questioned by French police over an alleged assault.

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Braid close to new Sale contract

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:22 am

Sale Sharks captain Dan Braid is close to agreeing a new contract that will see him take a player-coach role.

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England need style of play – Mallett

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 9:21 am

Ex-South Africa coach Nick Mallett says England must use the Six Nations to decide how they want to play, with the World Cup looming.

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Old Firm return ‘good for the game’

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 9:05 am

Rangers caretaker Kenny McDowall thinks the return of derbies against Celtic will help Scottish football.

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Murphy close to signing Tigers deal

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:59 am

Leicester backs coach Geordan Murphy is in talks over a new deal and is eager to work with ex-team-mate Aaron Mauger.

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Che Adams: Who is Blades’ double scorer?

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:41 am

The 18-year-old only had 136 minutes of professional football under his belt before the League Cup semi-final.

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Ospreys sign ex-All Black Leonard

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:28 am

Ospreys recruit ex-All Blacks scrum-half Brendon Leonard from Italian Pro12 side Zebre on a three-year deal.

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Exeter to sign England’s Parling

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6:29 am

Exeter sign England lock Geoff Parling from Leicester and Bath wing Olly Woodburn for next season on two-year contracts.

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Exeter to sign England’s Parling

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6:29 am

Exeter sign England lock Geoff Parling from Leicester and Bath wing Olly Woodburn for next season on two-year contracts.

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VIDEO: Archive: Owen brace seals 2001 cup win

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6:20 am

Liverpool face Arsenal in the 2001 FA Cup final, the first to be held in Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.

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VIDEO: Archive: Owen brace seals 2001 cup win

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6:20 am

Liverpool face Arsenal in the 2001 FA Cup final, the first to be held in Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.

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Morrison in Italy for Lazio talks

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 1:31 am

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison arrives in Italy for talks over a pre-contract agreement with Serie A side Lazio.

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Real Madrid to rename Bernabeu

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 12:02 am

Real Madrid are set to rename the Bernabeu as part of a sponsorship deal with a UAE-based petroleum investment company.

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Atlético Madrid 2-3 Barcelona (agg 2-4)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:42 pm

Barcelona reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals with victory against nine-man Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.

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Turan launches boot in Atletico anger

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:38 pm

Atletico Madrid’s Arda Turan is booked for throwing his boot in a show of petulance.

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Eriksen relishing Chelsea battle

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:24 pm

Christian Eriksen says Tottenham will take on Chelsea “with no fear” when the two sides meet in the League Cup final.

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Afcon 2015: Team of the group stages

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:18 pm

BBC Sport takes a look at the stats to see which players have been the stars of the group stages in the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Ojamaa rejects Well loan extension

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:01 pm

Henrik Ojamaa ends his second spell at Motherwell as he opts to join another club on loan from Legia Warsaw.

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Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (agg 2-3)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:30 pm

Tottenham set up a Capital One Cup final date with Chelsea at Wembley on 1 March with Christian Eriksen’s late goal.

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Mali & Guinea want lots rule changed

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:21 pm

Managers and players from Mali and Guinea feel the drawing of lots should not be used to decide their Africa Cup of Nations fate.

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North ‘not certain to start’

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:04 pm

George North and Richard Hibbard are not guaranteed to start Wales’ Six Nations opener in Cardiff on 6 February.

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Taylor to captain England women

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 9:57 pm

Tamara Taylor is named England women’s captain for the Six Nations Championship in Katy McLean’s absence.

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Guinea 1-1 Mali

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 9:11 pm

Lots must be drawn to split Mali and Guinea after they draw 1-1 in the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:31 pm

Ivory Coast’s narrow victory over Cameroon earns them a place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals as Group D winners.

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McNally and Frazer join Warrenpoint

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:51 pm

Warrenpoint Town sign former Celtic defender Paddy McNally and ex-Linfield reserve forward Jonny Frazer.

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Figo makes bid for Fifa presidency

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:23 pm

Former Barcelona and Real Madrid forward Luis Figo aims to challenge Sepp Blatter for the presidency of Fifa.

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Costa charged after ‘stamp’ on Can

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Chelsea’s Diego Costa is charged by the FA for allegedly stamping on Emre Can and may face a three-game ban.

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Teale apology for ref criticism

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:38 pm

St Mirren boss Gary Teale has apologised to Steven McLean for criticising the referee’s performance on Saturday.

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Birmingham reject new offer for Gray

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Birmingham City reject a fourth bid of £3.5m from Championship leaders Bournemouth for teenage winger Demarai Gray.

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Schenk exits Dundee after one game

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Goalkeeper Arvid Schenk, who conceded six goals on his Dundee debut, is released by the Dens Park club.

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Briggs keen to attract more GAA players

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 5:24 pm

New Ireland captain Niamh Briggs says she would welcome more gaelic footballers following her lead by moving to rugby.

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Arsenal sign £11.2m defender Gabriel

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Arsenal sign defender Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal with striker Joel Campbell moving the other way on loan.

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