VIDEO: Bruce calls for 2022 winter break

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Steve Bruce says the proposed 2022 winter World Cup in Qatar is a great opportunity for the Premier League to introduce a winter break.

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VIDEO: Bruce calls for 2022 winter break

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Steve Bruce says the proposed 2022 winter World Cup in Qatar is a great opportunity for the Premier League to introduce a winter break.

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VIDEO: Top-four fight a rat race – Van Gaal

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5:58 pm

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says his side are in a “rat race” involving five clubs to finish in the top four.

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VIDEO: Top-four fight a rat race – Van Gaal

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5:58 pm

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says his side are in a “rat race” involving five clubs to finish in the top four.

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Martinez not worried by Kiev fracas

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Everton boss Roberto Martinez says fans intending to travel for their Europa League tie with Dynamo Kiev need not worry.

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Hull fined for Uefa financial breach

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Hull City are fined by governing body Uefa for breaching Financial Fair Play rules but Liverpool are cleared.

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Records do not motivate Warburton

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Record-equalling Wales captain Sam Warburton says breaking records is not his motivation against France in the Six Nations.

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Celtic match not decisive – McInnes

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes dismisses Ronny Deila’s suggestion that the Dons need to win or draw at Celtic.

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Blues have funds to complete season

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Birmingham City have funds to finish the season and should not be deducted points, say their parent company’s receivers.

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Man City must ‘fight for the title’

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says his side must keep fighting in the race for the Premier League title.

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Feeney out for revenge in Irish Cup

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Linfield boss Warren Feeney aims to avenge last week’s defeat by Portadown when the sides meet in the Irish Cup quarter-finals.

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Knee injury ends Trinder’s season

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Gloucester centre Henry Trinder is ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering another injury setback.

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Cardiff Blues v Edinburgh (Sun)

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Cardiff Blues make seven changes for the visit of Edinburgh, who have made six alterations for the match in Wales.

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Celtic face two Uefa conduct charges

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Celtic face charges over improper conduct by their fans and team following the Europa League loss to Inter Milan.

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England starts for Nowell and Goode

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Jack Nowell and Alex Goode are named in England’s starting XV to face Ireland in the Six Nations on Sunday.

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Murphy inclusion only Ireland change

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Jordi Murphy’s inclusion for injured Jamie Heaslip is Ireland’s only change for Sunday’s Six Nations game against England.

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Mourinho values League Cup status

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes he has changed the way Premier League clubs approach the League Cup.

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McClair secures SFA performance post

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:21 pm

The Scottish Football Association announces that Brian McClair has been appointed their new performance director.

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Van Persie out with ankle problem

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Robin van Persie could be out for more than two weeks with an ankle problem, says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.

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Banana thrown during Feyenoord game

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 1:12 pm

The Europa League game between Feyenoord and Roma is suspended after an inflatable banana is thrown from the stands.

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Wasps bring in Weepu and Thomas

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Wasps sign World Cup-winning scrum-half Piri Weepu from London Welsh and full-back Martyn Thomas as injury cover.

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Hull in ‘horrible dogfight’ – Bruce

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Hull City manager Steve Bruce says his team are in a “horrible dogfight” at the bottom of the Premier League.

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Slade confident of Tan commitment

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Cardiff City manager Russell Slade is confident of owner Vincent Tan’s continued commitment to the Bluebirds.

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The Apprentice v The Master

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Why England’s novice fly-half George Ford could well shatter the poise of Ireland’s master, Johnny Sexton, writes Tom Fordyce.

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Richard Wilson’s Celtic v Aberdeen preview

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Sunday’s meeting of Celtic and Aberdeen carries the potential to be a defining moment, writes Richard Wilson.

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China to train babies – President Xi

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:09 pm

China should start training babies if the country is to be successful at football, says President Xi Jinping.

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‘Wales can learn from 2005 in Paris’

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:59 am

Scrum V’s Ross Harries looks at the enigma of playing France in Paris and advises Wales to think of past victories.

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VIDEO: Norwich v Ipswich – it’s all about pride

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:40 am

Norwich City manager Alex Neil tells BBC Look East that the club’s supporters constantly remind him about the importance of their East Anglian derby against Ipswich Town.

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VIDEO: Norwich v Ipswich – it’s all about pride

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:40 am

Norwich City manager Alex Neil tells BBC Look East that the club’s supporters constantly remind him about the importance of their East Anglian derby against Ipswich Town.

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Scotland v Italy (Sat) preview

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:38 am

Team news, match preview and detailed statistics for Scotland’s Six Nations match against Italy at Murrayfield.

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Wilshere has minor ankle procedure

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:13 am

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has a “minor procedure to stop ankle discomfort”, reveals manager Arsene Wenger.

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Buddies fans urged to back Tesselaar

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:49 am

St Mirren manager Gary Teale hopes fans back Jeroen Tesselaar after a row over a controversial magazine article.

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VIDEO: Nevin: Why has Kane become prolific?

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:34 am

BBC football analyst Pat Nevin looks at how Harry Kane has achieved success this season, and asks if the Tottenham striker will be a one-season wonder.

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Fans raise £2m for non-league club

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:53 am

A Manchester football club formed ten years ago raises £2m from a community share issue, “one of the largest amounts ever raised by supporters”.

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Van Dijk blames referee after defeat

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:08 am

Celtic’s Virgil Van Dijk describes the referee as “horrible” after his red card during the 1-0 loss to Inter Milan.

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‘Why missing Matic won’t matter for Chelsea’

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:41 am

Robbie Savage explains why despite Nemanja Matic’s suspension and Tottenham’s good form, he expects Chelsea to win Sunday’s Capital One Cup final.

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‘Why missing Matic won’t matter for Chelsea’

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:41 am

Despite Nemanja Matic’s ban and Tottenham’s form, Robbie Savage expects Chelsea to win Sunday’s Capital One Cup final.

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VIDEO: Ford on Ireland and Farrell rivalry

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:34 am

England fly-half George Ford talks about growing up watching the Ireland team and how he got tips from Jonny Wilkinson.

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VIDEO: The Cut: Blows, KOs and heroes

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:09 am

Eddie Butler narrates a round-up of the best Six Nations action from the second week of matches of the 2015 Championship.

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North urged to play like a Saint

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:01 am

Northampton winger George North is challenged to replicate his club form against France by Wales backs coach Rob Howley.

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Spurs must recover fast – Pochettino

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:46 pm

Tottenham must get over the Europa League loss to Fiorentina before the League Cup final, boss Mauricio Pochettino says.

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Martinez looking forward to draw

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:38 pm

Everton manager Roberto Martinez hails club’s support and looks forward to Friday’s Europa League last-16 draw.

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Charlton ‘own up’ to pitch sex video

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:21 pm

Charlton have admitted that video footage showing a couple having sex on the pitch at The Valley was a publicity stunt.

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Everton 3-1 BSC Young Boys (agg: 7-2)

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:52 pm

Romelu Lukaku scores five goals in the tie as Everton defeat Young Boys 7-2 on aggregate after a 3-1 win at Goodison Park.

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Fiorentina 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur (agg 3-1)

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:42 pm

Fiorentina knock Tottenham out of the Europa League after claiming a 2-0 win Italy for a 3-1 aggregate victory.

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Wenger must be ruthless – Silvestre

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:18 pm

Arsene Wenger needs to be more ruthless if he is to have success in Europe, says ex-Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre.

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Robshaw reveals Ireland motivation

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:17 pm

England captain Chris Robshaw says losing the 2014 Six Nations to Ireland is motivating his team ahead of Sunday’s game.

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Chelsea sign £40m-a-year shirt deal

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Chelsea sign a five-year shirt sponsorship with a Japanese tyre manufacturer worth a reported £40m per year.

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Deila keen on Euro return next term

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:38 pm

Celtic’s performance in the 1-0 defeat by Inter Milan in the San Siro leaves Ronny Deila eager for more European action.

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AUDIO: O’Neill backs Pearson at Leicester

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:27 pm

Former Leicester manager Martin O’Neill believes current boss Nigel Pearson can keep the club in the Premier League.

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Besiktas 1-0 Liverpool (agg 1-1, pens 5-4)

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:09 pm

Dejan Lovren misses the crucial penalty as Liverpool are beaten 5-4 in a shootout by Besiktas in the Europa League.

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Choke tackle a useful tool – Haskell

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8:51 pm

England flanker James Haskell says he will continue using the choke tackle despite calls for the technique to be banned.

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Inter Milan 1-0 Celtic (agg 4-3)

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:53 pm

Fredy Guarin strikes late as 10-man Celtic lose 1-0 at Inter Milan and are knocked of the Europa League 4-3 on aggregate.

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VIDEO: Sunderland players back Poyet – Larsson

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson says the manager Gus Poyet believes in the team and that the players believe in him.

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Sherwood targets six wins out of 12

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has said the club need six wins from their remaining 12 league games to avoid relegation.

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Sherwood targets six wins out of 12

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has said the club need six wins from their remaining 12 league games to avoid relegation.

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Parma demise ‘like Titanic sinking’

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:11 pm

The demise of Parma is ‘like the sinking of the Titanic’, the Italian club’s former striker Alessandro Melli says.

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Parma demise ‘like Titanic sinking’

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:11 pm

The demise of Parma is ‘like the sinking of the Titanic’, the Italian club’s former striker Alessandro Melli says.

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Parma demise ‘like Titanic sinking’

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:11 pm

The demise of Parma is ‘like the sinking of the Titanic’, the Italian club’s former striker Alessandro Melli says.

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Ex-Juve defender Motta joins Watford

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Former Juventus defender Marco Motta joins Championship side Watford, subject to international clearance.

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Ex-Juve defender Motta joins Watford

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Former Juventus defender Marco Motta joins Championship side Watford, subject to international clearance.

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Ex-Juve defender Motta joins Watford

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Former Juventus defender Marco Motta joins Championship side Watford, subject to international clearance.

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Cardiff lost £12m in Premier League

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Cardiff City’s latest accounts reveal that the club lost nearly £12m during their debut season in the Premier League.

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Striker McDonald re-joins Motherwell

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Former Australia and Celtic striker Scott McDonald secures a return to former club Motherwell.

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Barnes is a ‘steady lad’ – Dyche

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says Ashley Barnes is a “steady lad” coping with the fall-out from Nemanja Matic incident at Chelsea.

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Barnes is a ‘steady lad’ – Dyche

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says Ashley Barnes is a “steady lad” coping with the fall-out from Nemanja Matic incident at Chelsea.

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Barnes is a ‘steady lad’ – Dyche

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says Ashley Barnes is a “steady lad” coping with the fall-out from Nemanja Matic incident at Chelsea.

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Barnes is a ‘steady lad’ – Dyche

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says Ashley Barnes is a “steady lad” coping with the fall-out from Nemanja Matic incident at Chelsea.

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Pardew in appeal to Palace away fans

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Alan Pardew says he understands why Crystal Palace fans may not go to the West Ham game because of high ticket prices.

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Grimsby Town in safe standing plea

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Conference side Grimsby Town are seeking rule changes to help them pioneer safe standing at Blundell Park.

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Monk has no problem with Van Gaal

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Comments reportedly made about Louis van Gaal by one of the Swansea’s directors do not represent his or the club’s views, says Garry Monk

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VIDEO: Players have faith in doctors – Day

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Northampton Saints lock Christian Day tells BBC Sport players still have faith in doctors when dealing with concussion.

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Linfield confirm McCann departure

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Linfield confirm that Grant McCann is to leave the club to take up a coaching role at League One club Peterborough United.

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No need for chants, says McDowall

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Rangers’ Kenny McDowall says the club does not condone sectarian chanting attributed to some of their fans.

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Giaccherini ruled out for 12 weeks

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Sunderland forward Emanuele Giaccherini is unlikely to play again this season after surgery on an ankle injury.

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Gutierrez set for Newcastle return

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez could make his first league appearance on Saturday since overcoming cancer.

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How do you make rugby a safer sport?

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Exercise passports, proper rest, compulsory head-guards for juniors, return to rucking? Tom Fordyce gauges opinion across the sport.

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Busquets to sign new Barcelona deal

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is to sign a new four-year contract on Friday with the option of a further year.

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Blackett signs new Man Utd contract

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett signs a new contract. keeping him at Old Trafford until June 2017.

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Blackett signs new Man Utd contract

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett signs a new contract. keeping him at Old Trafford until June 2017.

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Serbia player threatened at gunpoint

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Serbian player Zarko Udovicic was threatened at gunpoint by his team’s own fans after missing a penalty, FIFPro say.

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South Africa to up non-white players

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 12:57 pm

South Africa will have to include seven non-white players in their 23-man match squads ahead of the 2015 World Cup.

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Exeter fly-half choice ‘difficult’

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Exeter boss Rob Baxter says he finds it “difficult” deciding whether to select Gareth Steenson or Henry Slade at fly-half.

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Bomb found near Dortmund’s ground

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 12:30 pm

An unexploded Second World War bomb has been discovered close to Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park ground.

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Howe rues Cherries’ decision-making

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says his side need to improve their decision-making after a run of four games without a win.

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Horne starts at fly-half for Scots

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:56 am

Peter Horne will replace the banned Finn Russell at fly-half as Scotland make four changes to face Italy.

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St Mirren sign Bulgarian defender

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:47 am

Former Bulgaria Under-21s defender Viktor Genev joins St Mirren until the summer after leaving Spartak Semey.

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Oldham in ‘no rush’ for new manager

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:41 am

League One side Oldham Athletic are in “no rush” to find a manager to replace Lee Johnson, says chief executive Neil Joy.

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Newcastle sign half-back Takulua

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:28 am

Newcastle Falcons sign scrum-half Sonatane Takulua with immediate effect from New Zealand-based ITM Cup side Northland.

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Newcastle sign half-back Takulua

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:28 am

Newcastle Falcons sign scrum-half Sonatane Takulua with immediate effect from New Zealand side Northland.

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Steele unhappy with ‘ridiculous’ ban

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:27 am

Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Luke Steele says a decision to suspend professional football in Greece is “ridiculous”.

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Inter ‘in good shape’ to face Celtic

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:54 am

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini is delighted with the form of his side ahead of Celtic’s Europa League visit.

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Edinburgh’s Gilchrist out for season

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:15 am

Edinburgh vice-captain Grant Gilchrist misses the rest of the season with a broken arm suffered in October.

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The 24 years of Wales’ Paris pain

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:14 am

How an historic Wales victory against France in 1975 was followed by a painful 24 years against Les Bleus for the men in red.

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Wycombe’s Willy Wonka revolution

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:11 am

How an ice cream-making motor racing driver is overseeing Wycombe Wanderers’ unlikely promotion charge.

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Noble extends West Ham deal to 2020

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:54 am

West Ham midfielder Mark Noble signs a contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2020.

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Greek government backtracks on ban

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:44 am

The Greek government suspends the country’s Super League for a week following more violence from supporters.

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Italy make six changes for Scotland

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8:46 am

Centre Enrico Bacchin and winger Michele Visentin will make their Italy debuts among six changes to face Scotland.

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Wenger under scrutiny after debacle

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:07 am

As Arsenal’s old flaws are exposed by Monaco, Phil McNulty says the responsibility lies firmly with manager Arsene Wenger.

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Arsenal suicidal in defence – Wenger

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 11:58 pm

Manager Arsene Wenger criticises Arsenal’s defensive performance and mentality in a 3-1 Champions League loss to Monaco.

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