Townsend hopes to ‘silence critics’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:45 pm

Andros Townsend hopes he has “silenced” his critics after his equaliser earned England a 1-1 friendly draw in Italy.

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Real to sign £23m Danilo from Porto

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Real Madrid agree to sign Porto defender Danilo for £23m on a six-year deal in the summer.

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Portugal 0-2 Cape Verde Islands

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:21 pm

Portugal rest captain Cristiano Ronaldo and suffer a shock defeat at home to African side Cape Verde Islands.

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Dartford 1-1 Gateshead

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:59 pm

Tom Allan’s first professional goal earns Gateshead a draw – but a point does little for them or struggling Dartford.

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Israel 0-1 Belgium

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Belgium knock Wales off top spot in their Euro 2016 qualifying group with a narrow win over Israel.

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Netherlands 2-0 Spain

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Netherlands score twice in the first 16 minutes to register a comfortable 2-0 friendly victory over Spain in Amsterdam.

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Bradford City 0-1 Chesterfield

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:37 pm

Byron Harrison scores his first goal for Chesterfield to take them into the play-off places with a win over Bradford City.

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How England rated against Italy

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Who “often looks clumsy”? Who “gave England direction”? Read Phil McNulty’s ratings for the 1-1 draw against Italy.

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Italy 1-1 England

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:20 pm

Andros Townsend’s second-half equaliser earns England a 1-1 draw against Italy in a friendly in Turin.

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Wasps’ Hughes banned for North blow

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:07 pm

Wasps forward Nathan Hughes is banned for three weeks for “striking with the knee and/or shin” against Northampton.

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‘Clubs to co-operate for U21 Euros’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:40 pm

England U21 boss Gareth Southgate does not expect clubs to oppose the release of players for the U21 Euros.

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Hard road ahead for Rangers revival

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:58 pm

The latest financial figures from Rangers reveal complications for the new board to address, writes Richard Wilson.

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Bardsley banned after Ayisi punch-up

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Manchester City and England goalkeeper is banned for three games after the punch-up with Birmingham City’s Freda Ayisi.

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Spurs agreement over stadium land

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Tottenham Hotspur say they have struck a private deal to buy disputed land for their proposed £400m stadium.

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Spurs agreement over stadium land

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Tottenham Hotspur say they have struck a private deal to buy disputed land for their proposed £400m stadium.

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Netherlands v Spain

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s International Friendlies game between Netherlands and Spain.

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Israel v Belgium

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s European Championship Qualifying game between Israel and Belgium.

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Notts County miss out on Moniz

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Notts County say talks with ex-Spurs skills coach and former Hamburg boss Ricardo Moniz have ended for “family reasons”.

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Cardiff close new stand at stadium

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Cardiff City will temporarily close their new £12m Ninian Stand extension next season – less than a year after it was built.

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Henderson joins Rosenborg on loan

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson is joining Norwegian side Rosenborg on loan until the summer.

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Ulster’s Olding out for nine months

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Stuart Olding is out for up to nine months after suffering a knee injury against Cardiff, ending his World Cup hopes.

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Safety fears over Windsor Park stand

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Club and international games at Windsor Park, Belfast could be in doubt because of possible subsidence in the West Stand.

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Bury offer free entry to Southend game

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 4:05 pm

League Two side Bury offer free entry to all supporters for their rearranged game against Southend on 21 April.

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U21 pull-outs would be ‘a disgrace’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 3:45 pm

It would be a “national disgrace” if teams stopped England’s best youngsters playing at the U21 Euros, says Gary Lineker.

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Five offers made for Birmingham City

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Birmingham City’s parent company, Birmingham International Holdings Limited, receives five offers for the Championship club.

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Women’s World Cup to have Hawk-Eye

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Fifa confirms this summer’s Women’s World Cup in Canada will feature Hawk-Eye goalline technology.

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Why take Kane & Barkley to Euro Under-21s?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Playing in the European Under-21s Championship could be of benefit to England’s young stars.

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Wasps eye April return for Launchbury

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Wasps hope that England lock forward Joe Launchbury could be fit to return for this season’s final few Premiership games.

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‘It’s like apples and oranges’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Bristol Academy boss Dave Edmondson says comparing his side to Frankfurt is like comparing apples to oranges.

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Le Tissier to compete on Countdown

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Former England forward Matt Le Tissier reveals that he will compete in Channel 4 quiz show Countdown.

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Scotland U19s miss Euro Championship

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Scotland are overtaken by host nation Austria after a 1-1 draw with Croatia in European Under-19 Championship qualifying.

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FA bemoans GB Olympic team omission

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:53 pm

The Football Association says it is “disappointed” Great Britain football teams will not compete at Rio 2016.

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North to see neurosurgeon for checks

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:24 pm

George North will see a consultant neurosurgeon to help Northampton Saints assess when the Wales wing can return.

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Clubs to share £1.67bn European cash

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Britain’s leading clubs are set for a huge financial boost for competing in the Champions League and Europa League.

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Class of 2015 the best says Collins

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:46 am

West Ham United defender, James Collins, who has 45 Wales caps, says the current national squad is the best he has played with.

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Sinfield to make rugby union switch

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:43 am

Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield is to end his rugby league career and join union side Yorkshire Carnegie at the end of the season.

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VIDEO: Six famous rugby cross-code converts

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:35 am

BBC Sport looks at six famous cross-code converts.

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Banned boss watches game from window

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:57 am

Poole Town manager Tom Killick overcomes a six-game stadium ban by watching from the skylight of the groundsman’s home.

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Scrum-half Blair signs for Glasgow

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:12 am

Glasgow Warriors sign the former Scotland captain and British & Irish Lions scrum-half Mike Blair.

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Welsh have Premiership ‘opportunity’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:53 am

London Welsh have an “opportunity” to show they can compete during the Premiership run-in, says boss Rowland Phillips.

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Signeul names squad for Australia

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:48 am

Scotland head coach Anna Signeul selects an experienced squad for next month’s friendly against Australia in Falkirk.

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‘Strain’ on Hillsborough families

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:17 am

A year on, some of the Hillsborough families say the strain of attending the inquests into the deaths of their loved ones is too much to bear.

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VIDEO: Kane deserves his chance – Hodgson

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 8:35 am

England manager Roy Hodgson says he is looking forward to pairing captain Wayne Rooney with Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

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Southampton announces £33m profit

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:34 am

Southampton announces a £33.4m profit in 2014 – with figures not including player sales from last summer.

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Rangers posts losses in 2014 accounts

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:29 am

Rangers interim chairman Paul Murray describes the six-monthly accounts to December 2014 as “disappointing”.

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Tuesday’s gossip column

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:22 am

Angel Di Maria offered PSG move, De Bruyne in Man City sights, Bale takes on NBA challenge, plus more.

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FA scraps plan for GB Olympic teams

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 10:16 pm

Plans for Great Britain football teams to compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio are scrapped by the Football Association.

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Patchell ‘up and about’ – Warburton

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:55 pm

Rhys Patchell is “up and about” and being assessed by Blues medics after being carried off against Ulster, says Sam Warburton.

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Burton Albion 1-1 Stevenage

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:50 pm

Burton miss the chance to restore their five-point lead at the top of League Two after a draw with Stevenage.

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Best position behind striker – Barkley

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Everton’s England international midfielder Ross Barkley says he is at his best when played behind a striker.

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Kane emergence excites me – Rooney

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:30 pm

England captain Wayne Rooney says he is as excited as anyone about Harry Kane, who will make his full debut against Italy.

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North ‘should not play this season’

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Northampton and Wales wing George North should not play again this season, says ex-World Rugby medical adviser Dr Barry O’Driscoll.

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England U21 3-2 Germany U21

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:09 pm

England produce a late fightback to beat Germany and extend their fine run going into the European Championship.

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Scotland need to do more – McGhee

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 7:44 pm

Assistant manager Mark McGhee says Scotland have only matched expectations at the halfway point in Euro 2016 qualifying.

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Falcao equals Colombia’s goal record

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 7:19 pm

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao equals Colombia’s national goals record by scoring in a 3-1 win over Kuwait.

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Falcao equals Colombia’s goal record

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 7:19 pm

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao equals Colombia’s national goals record by scoring in a 3-1 win over Kuwait.

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Johnson appointed Cheltenham boss

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Gary Johnson is appointed Cheltenham Town manager until the end of the season, with the League Two club two points from safety.

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VIDEO: England keeper involved in fracas

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Man City’s Karen Bardsley and Birmingham City’s Freda Ayisi trade blows during Sunday’s 0-0 draw in Women’s Super League One.

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Wales will not switch qualifiers

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Wales will play their remaining home Euro 2016 qualifiers at the Cardiff City Stadium, and not switch to the Millennium Stadium.

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VIDEO: Goals, penalties and stars from WSL

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Watch a round-up of the best of the action from the first week of the Women’s Super League.

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Ian Gough brands ex ‘liar’ in appeal

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Former Welsh rugby international Ian Gough appeals his conviction for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, model Sophia Cahill.

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Uefa charges for Russia & Montenegro

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Uefa charges the football associations of Montenegro and Russia after the abandonment of Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier.

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VIDEO: Irish League Show: Crues close in on title

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Joel Taggart and Chris Morgan review the weekend Irish Premiership action as leaders Crusaders go nine points clear.

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Man City’s Bardsley charged by FA

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm

England and Manchester City goalkeeper Karen Bardsley is charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.

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Euro campaign significant – Humphreys

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Boss David Humphreys says Gloucester’s European Challenge Cup quarter-final is “significant” in light of their Premiership form.

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New deal for Fowler at Palmerston

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Manager James Fowler signs a contract extension at Queen of the South, keeping him on until the end of next season.

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Danske extend Irish Premiership deal

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Danske Bank will remain as sponsors of the Irish Premiership for another season after a agreeing an extension of its deal with the NI Football League.

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Manager Wilkin sacked by Wrexham

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Wrexham sack manager Kevin Wilkin a day after they lose in the FA Trophy final to part-timers North Ferriby United.

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Bath wary of ‘dangerous’ Leinster

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 1:46 pm

First-team coach Toby Booth says Bath know they will have to be at their best in their Champions Cup quarter-final at Leinster.

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Long insists Republic still on track

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Shane Long says his equaliser against Poland keeps the Republic of Ireland on track for the Euro 2016 finals.

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VIDEO: Patchell floored by Nick Williams

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Watch the moment Ulster’s Nick Williams floors Cardiff Blues’ Rhys Patchell and is sin-binned (UK only).

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Faletau ‘happy’ at Dragons – Jones

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Kinglsey Jones says star number eight Taulupe Faletau is “really happy” at Dragons amid speculation over the player’s future.

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Scarlets lock Earle extends contract

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 12:22 pm

South African-born lock George Earle will qualify for Wales ahead of the World Cup after extending his Scarlets contract.

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Baxter wants defensive improvement

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Exeter Chiefs must be better defensively after their loss at Leicester Tigers, according to head coach Rob Baxter.

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Wrong anthem angers El Salvador fans

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Organisers of a friendly match between El Salvador and Argentina apologise for playing the Isle of Man’s anthem by mistake.

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Wales have long way to go – Gunter

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 11:00 am

Full-back Chris Gunter warns Wales must remain focused after their stunning 3-0 away win against Israel.

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Fletcher happy to repay faith in him

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

Scotland’s Steven Fletcher says his hat-trick against Gibraltar helps to repay Gordon Strachan’s faith in sticking with him.

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Superman to fly in for Jersey match

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 10:18 am

Superman actor Henry Cavill is to attend the annual rugby union match between Jersey and Guernsey next month.

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Harlequins clinch signing of Visser

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 10:11 am

Edinburgh’s Scotland winger Tim Visser will join Premiership side Harlequins at the end of the season.

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Notts County in talks with Moniz

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:58 am

Notts County are in talks with ex-Tottenham coach Ricardo Moniz about becoming their boss, reports BBC Radio Nottingham.

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VIDEO: Republic point could be crucial – Long

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:33 am

Shane Long believes his late equaliser against Poland could be vital in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

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VIDEO: Republic point could be crucial – Long

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:33 am

Shane Long believes his late equaliser against Poland could be vital in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

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Newcastle reveal record £19m profit

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:32 am

Newcastle announce a record annual profit of £18.7m for 2013-14, the fourth consecutive year they have made money.

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Williams would back resting North

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:22 am

Former Wales flanker Martyn Williams would support a decision to rest George North for the remainder of the season.

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Gibraltar boss happy despite loss

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 8:19 am

Gibraltar’s Scottish coach David Wilson says his team’s first competitive goal made up for their 6-1 Hampden defeat.

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O’Neill gets best from me – Lafferty

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 8:06 am

Northern Ireland’s two-goal hero Kyle Lafferty believes Michael O’Neill is the best manager he has played under.

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‘Few second chances for black bosses’

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 7:59 am

Former England and Liverpool forward John Barnes says black managers struggle to find a new job after being sacked by a club.

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Woodward defends Wales coach Gatland

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6:28 am

Wales coach Warren Gatland’s tactics do not deserve criticism, according to World Cup winner Sir Clive Woodward.

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Monday’s gossip column

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6:17 am

Chelsea to bid £75m for Bale, Sterling to turn down Liverpool deal, Modric to Manchester City, plus more.

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Goal shook Scots into life – Bannan

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6:04 am

Midfielder Barry Bannan says Gibraltar’s goal “shook Scotland into life” before his side ran out 6-1 winners in their Euro 2016 qualifier.

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Eight out of eight – Brazil reborn?

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 10:41 pm

A hot streak of form, plenty of new faces and an old head back in charge – Tim Vickery on the rebuilding of Brazil.

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O’Neill praises Republic after draw

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Martin O’Neill praises his Republic of Ireland side after Shane Long’s goal earns a vital qualifier draw against Poland.

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Can all five nations reach Euros?

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 10:08 pm

All four UK teams & the Republic of Ireland have never qualified for the same European Championship. Could that be closer?

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Suarez would only sign for Liverpool

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 9:07 pm

Luis Suarez says Liverpool are the only team he would play for in England if he ever returned to the Premier League.

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VIDEO: Lafferty delighted after NI victory

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 9:01 pm

Goal-scoring hero Kyle Lafferty says “heart and determination” are playing a major part in Northern Ireland’s blossoming Euro 2016 qualification campaign.

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Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 8:51 pm

Shane Long rescues a draw for the Republic of Ireland as their Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland finishes 1-1.

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VIDEO: NI ‘another step closer’ – O’Neill

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 8:44 pm

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill says his side are another step closer to qualifying for the Euro 2016 finals after beating Finland 2-1 at Windsor Park.

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We deserved win – NI manager O’Neill

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:31 pm

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill says his side deserved their Euro 2016 qualifier win over Finland at Windsor Park.

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Strachan praises Gibraltar display

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Gordon Strachan says Gibraltar made his life a misery for spells of their Euro 2016 qualifier before Scotland secured victory.

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Juventus turn down FA Heysel tribute

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 6:47 pm

The Football Association will not be permitted to lay a wreath to mark the 30th anniversary of the Heysel disaster.

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