Fred, 22, tested positive – Brazil FA

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 10:41 pm

Brazil football chiefs confirm midfielder Fred tested positive for a banned diuretic at the recent Copa America in Chile.

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VIDEO: Co Antrim earn dramatic Milk Cup win

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 9:42 pm

County Antrim beat Mexican side Club America to become the first team from Northern Ireland to win the Premier section of the Milk Cup.

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Argentine in Fifa ‘not guilty’ plea

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 9:25 pm

Alejandro Burzaco, a former Argentine sporting executive, pleads not guilty in the corruption case involving football’s world governing body Fifa.

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County Antrim make Milk Cup history

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 9:16 pm

County Antrim become the first Northern Ireland team to win the Premier section of the Milk Cup by beating Club America 3-2 on penalties.

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Derry earn vital win over Longford

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:56 pm

Derry City clinch their first win in 13 league games as they produce an impressive 3-0 victory over Longford Town.

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Falkirk 5-0 East Stirlingshire

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:54 pm

Falkirk ease through to the second round of the Scottish League Cup with a comfortable win over East Stirlingshire.

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Akpom set to join Hayden at Hull

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom is set to follow team-mate Isaac Hayden to Hull City on a season-long loan deal.

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Striker Lambert joins West Brom

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Striker Rickie Lambert joins West Brom from Liverpool on Friday and then scores on his debut three hours later.

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Last year is history, says Hughes

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Manager John Hughes wants Inverness Caley Thistle to retain the underdog spirit despite last season’s success.

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VIDEO: Right to Dream hit seven against Saints

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Ghanaian academy side Right to Dream dominate the Junior final of the Milk Cup, scoring some spectacular goals in a 7-0 thrashing of Southampton.

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VIDEO: No drama if Arsenal win – Mourinho

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 7:14 pm

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he sees the Community Shield match against Arsenal as more than a friendly, but not as important as a Premier League game.

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Walcott and Cazorla sign new deals

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 5:52 pm

Arsenal striker Theo Walcott signs a new four-year deal with the club, as Santi Cazorla also extends his agreement.

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‘Significant’ injury for Valencia

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 5:27 pm

West Ham striker Enner Valencia suffered a “significant injury” to his right knee and ankle in this week’s Europa League tie.

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Hamilton Academical v Partick Th

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Scottish Premiership game between Hamilton Academical and Partick Thistle.

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Kilmarnock v Dundee

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Scottish Premiership game between Kilmarnock and Dundee.

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Stephens joins Middlesbrough on loan

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Southampton hand defender Jack Stephens a new contract and immediately loan him out to Championship side Middlesbrough.

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Celtic set for Premiership defence

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Celtic are 1-50 odds-on favourites to win their fifth successive title as the Scottish Premiership gets under way on Saturday.

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Inter sign Man City forward Jovetic

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic joins Inter Milan, however both clubs report the terms of the deal differently.

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Familiar feel to Premiership season

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Few surprises are expected in Scotland’s top flight but intrigue can still be found lurking in its midst, writes Richard Wilson.

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Villa sign Gestede and Veretout

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Aston Villa complete the signings of Blackburn striker Rudy Gestede and Nantes midfielder Jordan Veretout.

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Villa sign Gestede and Veretout

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Aston Villa complete the signings of Blackburn striker Rudy Gestede and Nantes midfielder Jordan Veretout.

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VIDEO: Arsenal fan McCoy’s summer signings

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Retired jockey and Arsenal fan AP McCoy gives Question of Sport his verdict on who the Gunners should sign this summer.

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Motherwell recruit keeper Ripley

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Motherwell sign Middlesbrough goalkeeper Connor Ripley on a loan deal until January.

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Yates wanted to keep number two shirt

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Port Vale stalwart Adam Yates admits that he was “not best pleased” at not being given his favourite number two shirt.

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Aubameyang signs new Dortmund deal

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang extends his deal with the club until the end of the 2019-20 season.

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Cherries ‘must get used to losing’

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick says they will have to get used to losing more games in their first Premier League season.

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Newcastle’s Mbemba teased on age

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Newcastle signing Chancel Mbemba is happy to be teased about uncertainty over his age, says an international team-mate.

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Rugby club expansion is step closer

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Bath Rec Trust’s appeal against a decision blocking Bath Rugby’s plans to expand its stadium is allowed by the Upper Tribunal.

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Scottish Premiership: Five new faces

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 12:53 pm

With the Premiership season kicking off on Saturday, who are the players new to Scottish football to watch?

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Gills fined for ‘race victimisation’

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Gillingham and club chairman Paul Scally are fined £75,000 each for “race victimisation” by the FA, but both will appeal.

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Harlequins sign back row Luamanu

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Premiership side Harlequins sign New Zealand-born back row Mathew Luamanu from Benetton Treviso.

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VIDEO: Archive: Sir Bobby’s emotional award

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 10:40 am

Six years on from the death of Sir Bobby Robson, watch his emotional speech as he receives the Lifetime Achievement award at Sports Personality of the Year in 2007.

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Blues’ Johnstone to join Morton

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 10:17 am

Former Celtic striker Denny Johnstone is to join Greenock Morton on loan from Birmingham City.

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Hibernian sign St Mirren’s McGinn

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 9:01 am

Hibernian complete the signing of midfielder John McGinn after agreeing a development fee with St Mirren.

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St Pats ‘reject’ Well bid for Bolger

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:33 am

St Patrick’s Athletic midfielder Greg Bolger claims the club has rebuffed a bid for him from Motherwell.

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Cup final is biggest game in Chelsea’s history

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 7:12 am

Chelsea’s Eniola Aluko says her team is not panicking about form ahead of Saturday’s historic Women’s FA Cup final.

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Friday’s gossip column

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:31 am

Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko is set to join Roma, Sunderland striker Connor Wickham to sign for Crystal Palace, plus more.

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Fulham’s Symons sad to leave Wales

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:19 am

Fulham manager Kit Symons says he was disappointed to have to give up his role as assistant to Wales boss Chris Coleman.

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VIDEO: Community Shield: 10 classic goals

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:14 am

Watch our selection of classic goals from the Community Shield and Charity Shield over the years.

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NASL football looks for expansion

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 11:08 pm

The second-level US football league, the NASL – a famous 1970s brand name – is looking to increase the number of its teams and score new commercial deals.

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Legia Warsaw player hit by ‘stone’

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:10 pm

A player is “hit by a stone” leading to a Europa League qualifier between FK Kukesi and Legia Warsaw being abandoned.

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Southampton 3-0 Vitesse Arnhem

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Southampton’s first European match since 2003 ends with a 3-0 victory over Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa League.

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West Ham United 2-2 Astra Giurgiu

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9:05 pm

James Collins sees red as West Ham surrender a two-goal lead, drawing 2-2 with Astra Giurgiu in the Europa League.

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Sow-inspired Hearts win Cup tie

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9:01 pm

Osman Sow fires a double as Hearts come from behind to beat Arbroath and progress to the second round of the Scottish League Cup.

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Sow-inspired Hearts win Cup tie

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9:01 pm

Osman Sow fires a double as Hearts come from behind to beat Arbroath and progress to the second round of the Scottish League Cup.

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Sow-inspired Hearts win Cup tie

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9:01 pm

Osman Sow fires a double as Hearts come from behind to beat Arbroath and progress to the second round of the Scottish League Cup.

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Sow-inspired Hearts win Cup tie

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9:01 pm

Osman Sow fires a double as Hearts come from behind to beat Arbroath and progress to the second round of the Scottish League Cup.

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Saints beat Liverpool in Milk semi

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Southampton defeat Liverpool to set up a Milk Cup Junior final against Right to Dream while Co Antrim make the Premier decider.

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Burnley sign Darikwa from Spireites

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Burnley sign full-back Tendayi Darikwa from League One Chesterfield on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

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Spurs’ Chiriches to join Napoli

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Tottenham agree a deal for defender Vlad Chiriches to join Serie A side Napoli for an undisclosed fee.

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Dons sign ex-England defender Upson

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 5:23 pm

MK Dons sign ex-England defender Matthew Upson on a one-year-deal following his departure from Leicester.

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Boy, 11, lands manager role for friendly

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 5:22 pm

An 11-year-old AFC Fylde ball boy is promoted to the role of manager for a pre-season friendly against Bolton Wanderers.

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Kairat Almaty 2-1 Aberdeen

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Kenny McLean nets an away goal as Aberdeen lose narrowly to Kairat in the Europa League third qualifying round first leg.

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Work permit ends Austin’s Owls move

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Sheffield Wednesday’s hopes of signing former Leeds midfielder Rodolph Austin are over as he will not get a work permit.

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Blackpool fined for pitch invasion

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Blackpool are fined £50,000 for the pitch invasion that caused their game against Huddersfield in May to be abandoned.

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Newcastle in striker Toney talks

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Newcastle United are closing in on a deal for Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney, reports BBC Radio Northampton.

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England ‘everything to lose’ – Berra

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Scotland’s Christophe Berra says England “have everything to lose” in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers between the two sides.

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Man Utd US tour: What did we learn?

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:38 pm

New signings, absentee stars, keeping concerns and likely formations – what shape are Man Utd in for the new season?

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Derry sign McCormack and McEneff

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:37 pm

St Patrick’s Athletic midfielder Conor McCormack and former Spurs player Aaron NcEneff join struggling Derry City.

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VIDEO: Archive – Match postponed 29 times

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 2:51 pm

From the archives, a report about one of the most postponed match in British football history: Inverness Thistle v Falkirk.

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Luiz wants Di Maria at PSG

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 2:35 pm

David Luiz “hopes” Angel Di Maria will join him at Paris St-Germain as Laurent Blanc says a move for the winger is close.

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VIDEO: Scout Bob Bishop recalls George Best

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Bob Bishop, the football scout who discovered George Best, reflects on Best’s career

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VIDEO: Scout Bob Bishop recalls George Best

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Bob Bishop, the football scout who discovered George Best, reflects on Best’s career

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Pick Slade over Burgess, says Baxter

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Henry Slade should be picked ahead of Sam Burgess at centre for England, according to Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter.

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VIDEO: I dreamed of being Hoddle – Hayes

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 11:39 am

Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes tells BBC London how she dreamed of being Glenn Hoddle as a child ahead of the Women’s FA Cup final.

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Gatland doubts Faletau’s Bath move

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 11:28 am

Wales head coach Warren Gatland suggests he would not sanction number eight Taulupe Faletau’s proposed move to Bath.

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Wilson signs new Bournemouth deal

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:44 am

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson signs a new four-year contract with the newly promoted Premier League side.

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Lee ‘touch and go’ for World Cup

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:42 am

Warren Gatland says injured prop Samson Lee may make his Wales World Cup squad, even if not fit for the start of the tournament.

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Aberdeen make longest Uefa journey

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:36 am

Aberdeen’s trip to Almaty in Kazakhstan is the longest in European club football, a return journey of 6,830 miles.

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Chung wants to be Fifa president

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 7:12 am

The major shareholder of South Korean industrial giant Hyundai wants to replace Sepp Blatter as Fifa president.

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The reluctant icon ready to make history

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 6:57 am

England defender Laura Bassett is aiming for FA Cup success after her World Cup heartache.

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VIDEO: FA Women’s Cup final: 7 classic goals

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 6:34 am

Watch some of the best goals from Women’s FA Cup finals before Saturday’s showpiece between Chelsea and Notts County.

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VIDEO: Shearer predicts ‘tight’ title race

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 6:22 am

Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer expects champions Chelsea to improve on last season, but predicts a “tight” race for the title in the new campaign.

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Thursday’s gossip column

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 6:20 am

Man Utd drop plans to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos to sign new Real deal, Man City join chase for John Stones, plus more.

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Cardiff squad good enough – Earnshaw

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 6:18 am

Former Wales and Cardiff striker Rob Earnshaw says Bluebirds fans should not be concerned about a lack of signings this summer.

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De Gea saga unfavourable – Van Gaal

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 6:07 am

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says goalkeeper David De Gea’s link to Real Madrid has caused a problem.

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Chelsea still team to beat – Shearer

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 5:50 am

Chelsea will still be the team to beat this season while Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers is under huge pressure, says Alan Shearer.

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Free transfers: search for a bargain

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 10:56 pm

A former £17m man, the old ‘new Zidane’ and a 2014 World Cup star. We look at the players still available on a free.

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VIDEO: Wednesday’s Milk Cup match highlights

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 9:59 pm

County Down earn a consolation 3-1 victory over Vendee and Malaga beat County Fermanagh 3-1 in the Premier tournament with Co Armagh holding semi-finalists Right To Dream to a goalless draw in the junior competition.

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Deila urges Celtic to finish off tie

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 9:40 pm

Ronny Deila challenges Celtic to add to their 1-0 lead over Qarabag in the return leg of their Champions League qualifier.

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Celtic 1-0 Qarabag

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 8:37 pm

Dedryck Boyata keeps Celtic’s Champions League hopes on track with a late winner against Qarabag.

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Antrim Milk Cup double dream alive

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 8:32 pm

County Antrim progress to the semi-finals in both Premier and Junior competitions at the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland.

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Szczesny joins Roma on season loan

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny joins Roma on a season-long loan but is told he still has a Gunners future.

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Shoe attacks as sport gets personal

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 6:33 pm

An Irish ‘womaniser’, high heels win a fight, Carlton Palmer’s first touch and other personal attacks in sport.

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FA backs Platini for Fifa presidency

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 6:24 pm

The English Football Association gives its backing to Michel Platini’s bid to become the next boss of Fifa.

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Benitez destroyed Inter – Mourinho

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Jose Mourinho says Rafael Benitez’s wife should “take care of her husband’s diet” rather than critique the Chelsea boss’s management.

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VIDEO: Dyke says Platini would reform Fifa

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 5:11 pm

FA chairman Greg Dyke says Michel Platini would reform Fifa and that England supports the Frenchman’s bid for football’s top job.

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‘Monkey gestures’ fan found guilty

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 4:58 pm

A fan who made “monkey gestures” towards black footballers at a Championship match is found guilty of racism.

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Jones a ‘big part’ of Cardiff plans

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Cardiff City boss Russell Slade says Kenwyne Jones is firmly in his plans as the striker returns to training for the first time this summer.

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Hibernian boss Stubbs extends stay

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs and his backroom team extend their contracts until the summer of 2017.

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Warriors release Mieres & Stephenson

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Worcester Warriors offload two of their surplus backs, stand-off Ignacio Mieres and winger James Stephenson.

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Mystery of missing Women’s FA Cup

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 3:58 pm

A winner of the first FA Women’s Cup in 1971 hopes to find the missing trophy and hand it to the National Football Museum.

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Platini candidacy under attack

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Uefa boss comes under fire from a potential rival just hours after confirming he will stand for Fifa presidency.

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Gordon extends Celtic deal to 2018

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon extends his contract with the Scottish champions until 2018.

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Norwich sign winger Brady from Hull

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Norwich City sign Republic of Ireland winger Robbie Brady for a reported £7m from Hull City on a three-year deal.

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Caulker signs for Saints on loan

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Defender Steven Caulker signs for Southampton on a season-long loan deal from Championship side QPR.

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Eric Cantona backs fans’ buyout bid

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Eric Cantona is backing a community buyout scheme by fans of cash-strapped Bath City Football Club.

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Eric Cantona backs fans’ buyout bid

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Eric Cantona is backing a community buyout scheme by fans of cash-strapped Bath City Football Club.

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VIDEO: Eric Cantona backs fans’ buyout bid

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Footballer Eric Cantona has backed a community buyout scheme by fans of cash-strapped Bath City Football Club.

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Rangers withdraw shareholder rights

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Rangers withdraw the rights of four shareholders to vote, collect a dividend or trade their stake.

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