Football ‘must level jobs playing field’

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:30 pm

Football has been making great strides in tackling discrimination against players from minority backgrounds, but what about the sport’s wider workforce?

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Football ‘must level jobs playing field’

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:30 pm

Football has been making great strides in tackling discrimination against players from minority backgrounds, but what about the sport’s wider workforce?

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Spain approves new law on TV rights

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:18 pm

Real Madrid and Barcelona have to pool the sale of television rights with other La Liga clubs under a new law in Spain.

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Sturridge may need surgery on injury

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge flies to the United States to see if he needs surgery on an ongoing hip problem.

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Butcher appointed Newport manager

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9:38 pm

Newport County appoint former England captain Terry Butcher as their new manager on a two-year deal.

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Chelsea Ladies 0-0 Arsenal Ladies

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9:09 pm

Chelsea remain top of the Women’s Super League after a goalless draw against London rivals Arsenal at Staines Town.

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Eastleigh 1-2 Grimsby Town

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9:03 pm

Nathan Arnold’s scores two stunners to give Grimsby the advantage over Eastleigh in the Conference play-off semi-final.

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Boring Chelsea: Only one man matters

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Champions-elect Chelsea have been accused of being “boring” but only one opinion matters in that debate, writes Amy Lawrence.

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We don’t fear Premiership – McCall

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Rangers manager Stuart McCall believes Rangers would do well in the Scottish Premiership next season, if promoted.

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VIDEO: Pearson & Murphy’s heated exchange

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Watch Leicester manager Nigel Pearson and BBC Sport’s Pat Murphy exchange strong views at a news conference.

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Kaka wants Brazil Copa America spot

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:54 pm

Kaka says he can help Brazil in the Copa America as they prepare for their first tournament since last year’s World Cup.

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Ronaldo signs for Oldham youth team

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm

League One side Oldham sign 16-year-old Ronaldo Brown, who has a twin called Rivaldo and a sister named Trezeguet.

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VIDEO: Adam’s van ride to sign for Dalglish

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam reveals he had to hitch a ride in his friend’s work van in order to meet Kenny Dalglish and sign for Liverpool.

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VIDEO: What would you give up to coach?

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Meet Helen Nkwocha, a football coach who has sacrificed her job and her home in pursuit of her dream of coaching at the top level.

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Howe wants to win Championship title

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says after effectively sealing a Premier League place the club would now love to win the Championship.

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Benteke ‘too expensive for most’

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Christian Benteke will only be allowed to leave Aston Villa if he wants to go and the money is right, boss Tim Sherwood says.

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Taylor: Wales can cope without Davies

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 4:21 pm

Wales left-back Neil Taylor admits Ben Davies’ injury is a blow, but believes they can cope without him against Belgium.

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Mertens dies after on-pitch collapse

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Former Belgium Under-21 international Gregory Mertens dies of heart failure, three days after collapsing during a match.

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Smith eyes World Cup after Jones tip

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Ospreys and Wales prop Nicky Smith sets his sights on the World Cup after a breakthrough season – and praise from Adam Jones

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Smith eyes World Cup after Jones tip

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Ospreys and Wales prop Nicky Smith sets his sights on the World Cup after a breakthrough season – and praise from Adam Jones

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Leicester City v Newcastle United

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Premier League game between Leicester City and Newcastle United.

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Pearson apologises for ‘ostrich’ rant

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson apologises for calling a journalist an “ostrich”, “stupid” and “daft”.

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No action over Ched Evans website

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:35 pm

No action will be taken against a website supporting rapist Ched Evans following an inquiry into whether his victim was identified.

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Myhill signs fresh Scarlets deal

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Former Wales Under-20 hooker and captain Kirby Myhill signs a fresh Scarlets deal ahead of the 2015-16 season.

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Myhill signs fresh Scarlets deal

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Former Wales Under-20 hooker and captain Kirby Myhill signs a fresh Scarlets deal ahead of the 2015-16 season.

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Arsenal ban player’s mother after row

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Arsenal ban the mother of young player Ainsley Maitland-Niles after she confronted executive Dick Law and the player’s agent.

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Defender Terry equals goal record

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Chelsea captain John Terry becomes the joint-highest goal-scoring defender in Premier League history.

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Pearson apologises for ‘ostrich’ rant

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:02 pm

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson apologises for calling a journalist an “ostrich”, “stupid” and “daft”.

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Pearson to Keegan – the best rants

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 1:26 pm

From Pearson to Kinnear, Ferguson to Benitez and Keegan’s “I would love it” – the best managerial rants.

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Flanagan out for six to nine months

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan is set to miss the next six to nine months after undergoing a new knee operation.

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Schneiderlin ruled out for season

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin will miss the final four games of the Premier League season with a knee injury.

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Queens will charge for play-offs

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Queen of the South will charge season tickets holders for entry to the Scottish Premiership play-offs.

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Williams coy over England return

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Women’s Super League top scorer Rachel Williams says she is not yet thinking about playing for England again.

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Who needs what in Pro12 title race?

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Home advantage in the play-offs and European places still up for grabs as Pro12 enters final month of the season.

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Scottish season to start on 25 July

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:47 am

Scotland’s new season will start on 25 July with the Petrofac Training Cup, with the top-flight beginning on 1 August.

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VIDEO: Archive: Di Canio’s rant at ref

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:47 am

Sportsday is looking back at some of the most memorable football manager rants after Leicester manager Nigel Pearson’s bizarre argument with a journalist.

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VIDEO: The comic wisdom of Ian Holloway

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:46 am

Sportsday is looking back at some of the most memorable football manager rants after Leicester manager Nigel Pearson’s bizarre argument with a journalist.

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VIDEO: Archive: Clough gives Motty a tough time

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:43 am

Sportsday is looking back at some of the most memorable football manager rants after Leicester manager Nigel Pearson’s bizarre argument with a journalist.

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VIDEO: Famous football manager rants

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:35 am

Sportsday is looking back at some of the most memorable football manager rants after Leicester manager Nigel Pearson’s bizarre argument with a journalist.

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Boyce and Curran win County deals

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:27 am

Strikers Liam Boyce and Craig Curran sign contract extensions until the summer of 2017 with Ross County.

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Davies out of Belgium qualifier

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:19 am

Tottenham full-back Ben Davies is out of Wales’ Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium in June after having shoulder surgery.

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Interpol pursues Colombia footballer

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10:54 am

Interpol issues a red notice for the arrest of former Colombian footballer Freddy Rincon on charges of money laundering in neighbouring Panama.

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Potter axed as Dunfermline boss

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10:30 am

Dunfermline are seeking a new manager as John Potter steps down to his former role as head coach after a poor season.

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Sturgess agrees one-year Exeter deal

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9:43 am

Exeter Chiefs prop Brett Sturgess has agreed a new one-year contract to take him into his ninth season at the club.

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Injured Oviedo to miss end to season

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9:31 am

Everton midfielder Bryan Oviedo fractures right foot in training and will miss remaining four games of the season.

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Mertens remains critical in hospital

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:59 am

The condition of Gregory Mertens shows no signs of improving after the Belgian defender collapsed with heart failure.

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Liverpool owners must ‘stay strong’

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:15 am

Liverpool’s owners should avoid making knee-jerk reactions to a disappointing season, says former chief executive Rick Parry.

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Laidlaw ‘right’ to leave Edinburgh

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:08 am

Gloucester’s Greig Laidlaw stands by his decision to leave Edinburgh, with the two clubs set to meet in the Challenge Cup final.

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Buddies’ McGinn in fitness blow

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:56 am

John McGinn could have played his last game for St Mirren after being spiked in a training ground accident.

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Hughes impressed by Wales depth

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:39 am

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes says the current Wales squad is better than those he played in during his international career.

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Thursday’s gossip column

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:25 am

Paris St-Germain to pay £45m for Manchester United winger, Spurs plan £20m deal for Southampton midfielder, plus more.

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Chelsea deserve respect – Terry

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 11:35 pm

Chelsea captain John Terry says his side deserve credit after beating Leicester to close in on the Premier League title.

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VIDEO: Pearson’s ‘ostrich’ rant at journalist

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 11:08 pm

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson takes exception to a journalist’s question, calling him “stupid”, “daft” and an “ostrich”.

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Wales’ Phillips ‘let mother down’

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Wales veteran Mike Phillips admits facing his mother after off-field incidents has been the “worst” aspect of his career.

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Pearson’s bizarre post-match rant

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 10:59 pm

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson calls a journalist an “ostrich” and “daft” during a strange post-match news conference.

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Forest Green Rovers 0-1 Bristol Rovers

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:38 pm

Bristol Rovers take a narrow Conference play-off semi-final lead after surviving the final stages with 10 men at Forest Green.

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VIDEO: Pearson brushes off selection critics

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:38 pm

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson says his side gave a good account of themselves in a 3-1 defeat to Chelsea.

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Juventus 3-2 Fiorentina

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:35 pm

Juventus are one point away from a fourth consecutive Serie A title as they come from behind to beat Fiorentina.

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Notts County Ladies 4-2 Sunderland

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Notts County come from behind to win an entertaining Women’s Super League game against Sunderland at Meadow Lane.

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Arminia Bielefeld 0-4 Wolfsburg

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Wolfsburg comfortably beat third-tier Arminia Bielefeld to set up a German Cup final with Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund.

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Birmingham City 0-0 Bristol Academy

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:20 pm

Birmingham City fail to score for a fourth consecutive home league game as they are held to a draw by Bristol Academy.

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VIDEO: Chelsea destroyed rivals – Mourinho

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:19 pm

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his side have “destroyed” their opponents in the last month, after fighting back to beat Leicester 3-1.

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Milan fans stage another protest

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:17 pm

AC Milan fans again stage a protest against the way the club is being run during Wednesday’s home game against Genoa.

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Aberdeen lacking big games – McInnes

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:08 pm

Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes feels his side have improved but the season has lacked the big games of last year.

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Leicester City 1-3 Chelsea

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 8:40 pm

Chelsea fight back to win 3-1 at Leicester and are now just one win away from the Premier League title – which they can clinch on Sunday.

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Real Madrid 3-0 Almeria

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 8:24 pm

James Rodriguez’s stunning volley sets Real Madrid on the way to a victory over Almeria that narrows the gap on leaders Barcelona.

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Possible Emirates FA Cup criticised

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Moves to possibly rebrand the FA Cup as the Emirates FA Cup in a £30m deal are criticised by football figures.

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Hooker Cronin sidelined for 12 weeks

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Ireland and Leinster hooker Sean Cronin is expected to be out for three months following shoulder surgery.

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Johnson confirmed as Cheltenham boss

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:07 pm

Cheltenham Town confirm Gary Johnson as their permanent manager as they prepare for life in non-league football next season.

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Match fixing trial footballer jailed

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Former Premier League footballer Delroy Facey is jailed for two-and-a-half years after being convicted of match fixing allegations.

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Real & Atletico deny embargo reports

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid deny Spanish media reports that Fifa is set to punish the clubs with a transfer ban.

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Ciftci link with Celtic played down

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Nadir Ciftci’s agent, Pierre van Hooijdonk, says Celtic have not been in touch with him about the Dundee Utd striker.

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Robben to miss end of Bayern season

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Arjen Robben will miss the rest of Bayern Munich’s season while Robert Lewandowski is diagnosed with a fractured jaw and nose.

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Millwall appoint Harris as manager

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Millwall appoint Neil Harris as their manager, less than 24 hours after being relegated to League One.

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Paralysed footballer buys ex-club

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Former Worthing FC defender George Dowell buys the club after paralysis sustained in a car crash left him unable to walk.

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Dack turned down Newport boss offer

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Newport County caretaker boss Jimmy Dack reveals he was offered the permanent manager’s job but has opted to leave instead.

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Dack turned down Newport boss offer

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Newport County caretaker boss Jimmy Dack reveals he was offered the permanent manager’s job but has opted to leave instead.

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Hearts’ Neilson on manager shortlist

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Robbie Neilson joins Ronny Deila, Derek McInnes and John Hughes on the PFA Scotland shortlist for manager of the year.

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Hasselbaink calm about Leeds rumours

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he would make a decision about becoming Leeds boss “with my brain and not my heart”.

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Rodgers’ season is a failure, simple

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 12:32 pm

With Champions League qualification now gone and the trophy cabinet bare, this season has been a failure for Brendan Rodgers writes Phil McNulty.

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Has Rodgers’ season been a failure?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 12:32 pm

With Champions League qualification unlikely and no trophies, this season is a failure for Brendan Rodgers, writes Phil McNulty.

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Vunipola brothers commit to Saracens

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 12:20 pm

England internationals Billy and Mako Vunipola sign “multi-year” contract extensions with Premiership club Saracens.

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London Welsh sign half-back pair

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 11:30 am

London Welsh continue re-building their squad for next season with the signings of half-backs Joe Carlisle and Josh Davies.

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Blackpool Mortensen statue removed

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 11:17 am

Blackpool supporters call for the restoration of a missing statue of club legend Stan Mortensen, which they claim has been removed ahead of a demonstration.

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Blackpool Mortensen statue removed

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 11:17 am

Blackpool supporters call for the restoration of a missing statue of club legend Stan Mortensen, which they claim has been removed ahead of a demonstration.

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Armitage absence would be ‘cop-out’

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 10:52 am

Toulon’s Drew Mitchell says not picking Steffon Armitage in England’s World Cup squad over morale concerns would be a “cop-out”.

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Howe excited by MOTD appearances

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 10:50 am

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says it will be surreal to see his side making weekly appearances on Match of the Day next season.

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Boss snaps Achilles as he celebrates

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 10:21 am

The manager of a non-league team from Devon snaps his Achilles while celebrating his side winning their division.

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Ritchie eyes Scottish Euro success

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 10:17 am

Scotland winger Matt Ritchie wants to add Euro 2016 qualification to his promotion success at Bournemouth.

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VIDEO: Tashkent fans to ‘support’ Fleetwood

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:55 am

Lokomotiv Tashkent’s marketing manager Davron Azizov says he believes fans of his club will begin following English League One side Fleetwood Town.

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Saints set Champions League target

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:36 am

Southampton believe they can be playing in the Champions League within five years, says executive director Les Reed.

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McInally signs new Edinburgh deal

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 8:51 am

Stuart McInally secures an extended stay with Edinburgh after his conversion from the back row to hooker.

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McInally signs new Edinburgh deal

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 8:51 am

Stuart McInally secures an extended stay with Edinburgh after his conversion from the back row to hooker.

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Wednesday’s gossip column

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 8:32 am

The FA Cup to get £30m Emirates sponsorship deal, David De Gea to stay at Manchester United, Iker Casillas wants Arsenal move, plus more.

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Sinclair brothers in play-off battle

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 8:30 am

Forest Green’s Rob Sinclair says he would rather not face brother Stuart when they play Bristol Rovers in the Conference play-offs.

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Mills wants to make Wrexham ‘big’

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:13 am

New manager Gary Mills says he wants to be the man to make Wrexham a “big club again” and gain promotion to League Two.

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Reds playing for futures – Rodgers

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 11:35 pm

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Mario Balotelli is struggling and believes all his players must prove their worth.

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Evans taunts relegated Millwall

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 11:23 pm

Rotherham’s Championship survival was inspired by a Millwall player claiming they lacked guts, says Millers boss Steve Evans.

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Rotherham United 2-1 Reading

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 10:35 pm

Rotherham beat Reading 2-1 to secure their Championship survival and relegate Millwall and 2013 FA Cup winners Wigan.

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Bayern Munich 1-1 Borussia Dortmund

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund defeat rivals Bayern Munich 2-0 in a penalty shootout to reach the German Cup final.

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