VIDEO: Sanchez moved by messages from home

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 12:36 am

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez receives good luck messages from friends and family in Chile ahead of his appearance in the FA Cup final.

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Remembering WW1′s ‘khaki cup final’

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 12:11 am

The 1915 FA Cup final was notable for the “sea of khaki” created by thousands of soldiers in the stands. It was also the last cup final for four years, as a public debate raged over whether the game should have gone ahead at all during wartime.

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Newcastle release Gutierrez & Taylor

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:51 pm

Newcastle United release long-serving pair Jonas Gutierrez and Ryan Taylor after their contracts expire at St James’ Park.

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‘Blatter will have suffered a shock’

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:54 pm

FA chairman Greg Dyke does not expect Sepp Blatter to remain as Fifa president after the Swiss won a fifth term in charge.

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VIDEO: Blatter thanks Fifa for re-election

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9:58 pm

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected president of Fifa, football’s world governing body, in a vote overshadowed by arrests and corruption allegations.

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Auxerre v Paris St-Germain

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9:18 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s French Coupe de France game between Auxerre and Paris St-Germain.

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Fifa re-elects Blatter president

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Fifa re-elects Sepp Blatter president as his rival withdraws after the first round of a vote dominated by allegations of corruption in football.

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Scarlets announce loss of £1.7m

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:06 pm

Scarlets reveal £1.7m loss in accounts for 2014, a jump of more than £1m, while Cardiff Blues post a loss of almost £240,000.

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VIDEO: Blatter ‘not the man to change Fifa’

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Greg Dyke, the chairman of the English Football Association, told the BBC Mr Blatter is not the man who is going to be able to change the levels of corruption in Fifa.

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Townsend demands Glasgow focus

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Gregor Townsend says Glasgow must not make the same mistake as last season – when they focused too much on enjoying the occasion at the Pro12 final.

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The Simpsons called it – Fifa’s dark three days

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:10 pm

The Simpsons predicted Fifa’s problems, social media made light of the debacle and cartoonists revelled in the chaos.

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VIDEO: Blatter thanks Fifa for re-election

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected president of Fifa, football’s world governing body, in a vote overshadowed by arrests and corruption allegations.

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Cameron: Sepp Blatter ‘should go’

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Prime Minister David Cameron says Fifa president Sepp Blatter must resign, adding “the sooner that happens the better”.

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VIDEO: Paris St-Germain chase treble glory

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:44 pm

BBC Sport’s Richard Conway reports as Paris St-Germain aim to become the first team to win the domestic treble in France.

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Georgia fined over crowd trouble

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Uefa fines Georgia but will not force them to play their Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland in September behind closed doors.

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Assistant Clement leaves Real Madrid

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Former assistant manager Paul Clement confirms his departure from Real Madrid following links with a move to Derby.

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O’Connell expected to move to Toulon

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Ireland and Munster second row Paul O’Connell is expected to complete a two-year deal to join Toulon after the World Cup.

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Palestinian FA drops quest for Israel ban

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 2:59 pm

The Palestinian Football Association drops a motion at Fifa congress asking for Israel to be suspended from world football.

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Hartley ‘should not be isolated’

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1:52 pm

England are wrong to drop Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley from their World Cup training squad, says ex-England forward Tim Rodber.

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‘Sanctions needed’ on sectarianism

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Tougher sanctions are urgently needed to tackle sectarianism within Scottish football according to a government-commissioned study.

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Hartley dropped from World Cup squad

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley is dropped from England’s World Cup training squad after his latest disciplinary breach.

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Beckford gives boy replacement shirt

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Preston striker Jermaine Beckford presents a signed shirt to a boy who had one seemingly snatched away from him after the club’s play-off final victory.

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VIDEO: Bath need to show ‘winning rugby’

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Bath head coach Mike Ford tells BBC Points West his side need to prove that their attractive style of play can also be “winning rugby”.

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Pro12 final: Glasgow Warriors v Munster

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Glasgow Warriors and Munster will both start without their club captains in the Pro12 final in Belfast.

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VIDEO: ‘Premiership win would be a dream’

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:52 am

England centre Jonathan Joseph tells BBC Points West that winning the Premiership title with Bath “would be a dream” for the players.

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Stoke City release experienced trio

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:33 am

Stoke release keeper Thomas Sorensen, Honduras midfielder Wilson Palacios and long-serving defender Andy Wilkinson.

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McGrath and Madigan avoid citings

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:28 am

Ireland pair Jack McGrath and Ian Madigan avoid citings following their respective incidents in the match against the Barbarians.

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How Fifa election will work

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:25 am

Fifa’s presidential election is taking place on Friday, so what can we expect – and what surprises may be in store?

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Fifa to vote on Blatter v Prince Ali

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:22 am

The vote to elect Fifa’s president takes place on Friday as Prince Ali bin al-Hussein challenges current chief Sepp Blatter.

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‘Ford offers you more than Farrell’

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:12 am

Saturday’s Premiership final between Bath and Saracens offers a chance to compare England’s fly-halves, writes Jeremy Guscott.

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VIDEO: Sarries have different mindset – McCall

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:03 am

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall tells BBC London 94.9 they go into the Premiership final against Bath with a different mindset to last year’s final, which they lost to Northampton after extra time.

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VIDEO: Zephaniah & Bradley relive Villa glory

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:01 am

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah and actor David Bradley relive the FA Cup success of their hometown club Aston Villa.

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VIDEO: ‘Iconic World Cup memories await’

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9:54 am

Defender Laura Bassett tells BBC East Midlands Today that England are ready to create iconic World Cup moments when the tournament starts in Canada next month.

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VIDEO: ‘Fifa can’t be dragged through mud’

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9:31 am

Sepp Blatter has given his statement to delegates in a bid to win a fifth term as Fifa president.

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Twickenham always special – Nelson

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9:11 am

Coach Mark Nelson says reaching Twickenham remains special for Lancashire, even as they head there for a seventh straight year.

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Liverpool £10m Clyne bid rejected

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:48 am

Liverpool have a £10m bid for England right-back Nathaniel Clyne, 24, rejected by Southampton.

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Spurs sign Austrian defender Wimmer

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:38 am

Tottenham Hotspur sign 22-year-old Austrian defender Kevin Wimmer from Bundesliga side Cologne for an undisclosed fee.

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World Cup boycott possible – SFA

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 7:37 am

Scottish FA chief Stewart Regan says European nations could boycott World Cups if Sepp Blatter stays as Fifa boss.

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Friday’s gossip column

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:56 am

Jurgen Klopp makes himself available to Liverpool, Carlos Bacca for Man Utd, David Moyes rejects Sunderland, plus more.

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Hodgson may leave if not ‘wanted’

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:50 am

England manager Roy Hodgson says he could end his tenure after Euro 2016 if he does not feel “wanted”.

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Hartley will not change – Hibbard

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:41 am

Wales hooker Richard Hibbard believes England counterpart Dylan Hartley’s aggression will be unaffected by his latest ban.

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Ramsey cool on Barcelona rumours

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:34 am

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey dismisses reports linking him with a £50m move from Arsenal to Barcelona.

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VIDEO: Wenger in awe of Wembley as a child

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:21 am

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has been watching Wembley FA Cup finals in awe since he was nine-years-old.

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VIDEO: Nevin: Grealish could be Villa hero

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:56 am

BBC football expert Pat Nevin believes teenager Jack Grealish could be pivotal for Aston Villa in Saturday’s FA Cup final.

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Giantkillers: What happened next?

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:45 am

From match-winning newsagents to Manchester United’s lower-league tormentors, what became of this season’s FA Cup giantkillers?

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Remembering the Heysel disaster

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 3:24 am

Has the Heysel stadium disaster, which unfolded 30 years ago, become English football’s forgotten tragedy?

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VIDEO: Highlights – Rangers 1-3 Motherwell

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11:17 pm

Motherwell take control of the Premiership play-off final with a two-goal win against Rangers at Ibrox.

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Union to challenge Suarez Fifa ban

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11:15 pm

The legitimacy of Fifa’s ban on Luis Suarez for biting is to be challenged in the wake of the latest corruption scandal.

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FA Cup ‘to define Arsenal’s season’

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11:02 pm

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says the club’s season will be defined by whether they can retain the FA Cup on Saturday.

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Benteke has buy-out fee – Sherwood

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Tim Sherwood says he can’t stop Christian Benteke leaving this summer after confirming the striker has a buy-out clause.

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Benteke has buy-out fee – Sherwood

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Tim Sherwood says he cannot stop Christian Benteke leaving this summer after confirming the striker has a buy-out clause.

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Prince William admits FA Cup nerves

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:53 pm

Aston Villa fan Prince William says he is starting to feel the nerves ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final with Arsenal.

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Baraclough hails ‘best performance’

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:25 pm

Motherwell boss Ian Baraclough wants another ’95-minute shift’ after beating Rangers 3-1 in the play-off first leg.

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Rangers better than that – McCall

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:15 pm

After a 3-1 loss to Motherwell, Stuart McCall says Rangers need to score first in Sunday’s Premiership play-off second leg.

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Hendon named Leyton Orient manager

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Former Leyton Orient player Ian Hendon returns to the relegated club as manager.

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Scots women edged out by France

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:47 pm

A weakened Scotland lose 1-0 in a friendly with France, one of the favourites for this summer’s World Cup.

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Scots women edged out by France

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:47 pm

A weakened Scotland lose 1-0 in a friendly with France, one of the favourites for this summer’s World Cup.

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Who does Sepp Blatter think he is?

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:21 pm

A charmer, an emperor, a great actor. A visionary with an inferiority complex. Fifa’s president – by those who know him.

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Barbarians in narrow win over Irish

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:53 pm

Alex Cuthbert scores two tries as the Barbarians beat Ireland 22-21 in Thursday’s match at Thomond Park.

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Rangers 1-3 Motherwell

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:45 pm

Motherwell beat Rangers 3-1 at Ibrox to take a two-goal lead into the second leg of the Scottish Premiership play-offs.

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‘I just smash anything that moves’

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:37 pm

Saracens flanker Jacques Burger is relishing the chance to get his teeth into Bath, as Chris Jones discovers ahead of Saturday’s Premiership final.

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Lawro’s lowdown on the FA Cup final

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson on whether Arsenal or Aston Villa will win at Wembley on Saturday.

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Striker Cole released by West Ham

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Striker Carlton Cole is to leave West Ham this summer along with veteran keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.

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Blatter wants to stay as Fifa boss

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Sepp Blatter refuses to resign as Fifa president and vows to stay to “restore trust” in the scandal-hit organisation.

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Scottish FA to vote against Blatter

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Scottish FA chief executive says Prince Ali bin al-Hussein is the “only credible candidate” in Fifa’s presidential contest.

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Does bad hiring mean too much firing?

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 5:48 pm

With the number of sackings reaching new heights, are clubs appointing the right managers in the first place?

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Managerial sackings at 13-year high

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Managerial sackings in the top four divisions are at the highest level in 13 years, says the League Managers’ Association.

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Bournemouth sign Blackburn’s King

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 4:57 pm

AFC Bournemouth sign Norway international midfielder Joshua King on a three-year deal from Championship side Blackburn.

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Hernandez banned for Jones punch

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Hull City striker Abel Hernandez is banned for three games for punching Manchester United defender Phil Jones.

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Warriors seek improvements – Pyrgos

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Henry Pyrgos says Glasgow will aim to sort out recent set-piece problems for Saturday’s Pro12 final against Munster.

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Blatter denies scandal responsibility

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he cannot be held responsible for the current corruption scandal but vows to work to earn back trust.

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VIDEO: Nevin: Cazorla is Arsenal danger man

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 4:44 pm

BBC football expert Pat Nevin analyses Arsenal’s chances in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Aston Villa at Wembley.

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Gadshalov signs Dundee extension

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Dundee sign Bulgarian defender Kostadin Gadshalov on a new one-year deal, with Stephen McGinn poised to leave.

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QPR sign Swindon’s Luongo & Gladwin

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 4:33 pm

QPR complete the signing of midfielders Massimo Luongo and Ben Gladwin from Swindon Town on three-year deals.

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Boss Sheridan leaves Plymouth Argyle

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Manager John Sheridan leaves Plymouth Argyle by mutual consent with a year left on his contract.

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European Council makes violence pledge

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 4:04 pm

On the 30th anniversary of the Heysel disaster, the Council of Europe wants members to step up efforts to tackle fan violence.

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VIDEO: Prince William talks FA Cup & football

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Prince William tells BBC Sport’s Gary Lineker why he decided to support Aston Villa, who face Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

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Q&A: Fifa presidential elections

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Fifa’s presidential election is still likely to take place on Friday, so what can we expect – and what surprises may be in store?

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Women to feature in Fifa 16 game

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:40 pm

England are one of 12 teams included in the latest version of the Fifa computer game as women feature for the first time.

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VIDEO: Platini: I told Blatter to resign

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm

The head of Uefa, European football’s governing body, Michel Platini, says he asked Fifa president Sepp Blatter to resign but Mr Blatter has refused, saying it is “too late”.

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VIDEO: Platini: I told Blatter to resign

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm

The head of Uefa, European football’s governing body, Michel Platini, says he asked Fifa president Sepp Blatter to resign but Mr Blatter has refused, saying it is “too late”.

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VIDEO: Platini: I told Blatter to resign

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm

The head of Uefa, European football’s governing body, Michel Platini, says he asked Fifa president Sepp Blatter to resign but Mr Blatter has refused, saying it is “too late”.

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Tate and Tremmel released by Swansea

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Defender Alan Tate and goalkeepers Gerhard Tremmel and David Cornell have been released by Swansea City.

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VIDEO: Bristol ‘against’ play-off system

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Bristol chairman Chris Booy tells BBC Points West that he would like to “get rid of the play-off system” currently in place in the Championship.

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Howe is Bournemouth’s ‘messiah’

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn says Eddie Howe is “the local messiah” after winning the LMA manager of the year award.

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VIDEO: I learned from Dalglish – Sherwood

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Alan Shearer goes to meet former Blackburn team-mate and Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood, ahead of the FA Cup final.

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Quiz: England’s forgotten front men?

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Think you know your obscure England striker facts – here’s your chance to prove it.

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Quiz: England’s forgotten front men?

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Think you know your obscure England striker facts – here’s your chance to prove it.

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Quiz: Test your FA Cup knowledge

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Fifteen years since 2000, 15 questions on the FA Cup final. How much do you know?

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Quiz: Test your FA Cup knowledge

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Fifteen years since 2000, 15 questions on the FA Cup final. How much do you know?

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FAW to back Prince Ali in Fifa vote

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:03 pm

The Football Association of Wales will back Prince Ali bin al-Hussein over Sepp Blatter in the Fifa presidential election.

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Ban after footballer pitch assault

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:52 pm

A man is banned from football matches for three years after admitting assaulting Chesterfield captain Ian Evatt after the League One club’s play-off defeat at Preston.

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19 of hearts – Malanda shirt tribute

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Wolfsburg’s new home shirt will feature a tribute to their late player Junior Malanda, who died in January.

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Fifa scandal ‘a disaster’ for sponsors

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Fifa sponsors want action after the latest scandal at football’s global governing body. but are they being harmed by their association with the tarnished organisation?

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VIDEO: Uefa president news conference

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:18 pm

European football’s governing body, Uefa, holds a news conference, as the Fifa Congress takes place in Zurich.

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Benitez confirms Napoli departure

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Rafael Benitez – favourite to become Real Madrid boss – says he will be leaving Napoli after two years in charge of the club.

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O’Hara signing ‘coup’ for Killie

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11:55 am

Manager Gary Locke says Mark O’Hara is Kilmarnock’s best young talent as the midfielder signs a new contract.

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VIDEO: Dyke: Blatter ‘must take responsibility’

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11:53 am

The chairman of England’s Football Association Greg Dyke says Fifa president Sepp Blatter ”must take responsibility” following the arrests of several senior officials on corruption charges.

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Benitez confirms Napoli departure

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11:42 am

Rafael Benitez – favourite to become Real Madrid boss – says he will be leaving Napoli after two years in charge of the club.

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VIDEO: Rachel Riley’s maths of the FA Cup final

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11:19 am

Countdown star Rachel Riley looks at the maths behind the FA Cup final in the latest of the Maths of the Day series.

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