Giants of the game reach new heights

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:07 pm

New Zealand’s World Cup victory over Australia confirms their era-defining sporting greatness, writes Tom Fordyce.

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VIDEO: The Hit: World Cup glory for Carter

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10:49 pm

The Hit looks back at the 2015 Rugby World Cup final as New Zealand’s Dan Carter puts in a star performance to help the All Blacks beat Australia 34-17.

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Departing Carter hails ‘ultimate’ win

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Fly-half Dan Carter describes leading New Zealand to World Cup history in his final match as “the ultimate achievement”.

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Inter Milan 1-0 Roma

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10:08 pm

Inter Milan beat Serie A leaders Roma thanks to a first goal for the club from Gary Medel to go top of the table.

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‘Diabolical’ Blues embarrass Wilson

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10:06 pm

Danny Wilson says aspects of Cardiff Blues’ display in their 26-15 Pro12 defeat by Zebre were “diabolical” and “embarrassing”.

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Werder Bremen 1-3 Borussia Dortmund

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Marco Reus scores twice as Borussia Dortmund beat Werder Bremen and close the gap on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.

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Getafe 0-2 Barcelona

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 9:37 pm

Luis Suarez and Neymar score in a 2-0 win at Getafe as Barcelona stay level on points with La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

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Connacht 14-9 Edinburgh

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 9:19 pm

Connacht clinch a tense 14-9 victory over Edinburgh at the Sportsground to stay second in the Pro12 table.

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Van Gaal concerned by lack of goals

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Louis van Gaal is concerned by Manchester United’s third successive game without scoring, after drawing at Crystal Palace.

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Scoreline flattered Arsenal – Monk

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8:18 pm

Swansea boss Garry Monk says their 3-0 defeat by Arsenal “flattered” Arsene Wenger’s Premier League high-fliers.

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Fraeye ‘crazy’ for Charlton job

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Charlton Athletic interim manager Karel Fraeye says he would be “crazy” not to accept the job on a permanent basis.

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Hart and Butland’s mixed fortunes

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8:04 pm

Joe Hart drops a clanger, Jack Butland is “unbelievable” and Petr Cech earns plaudits on a contrasting day for keepers.

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Five things you may have missed

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:44 pm

History repeating itself, unbeaten runs and an unhappy anniversary, BBC Sport analyses the big points from the Football League.

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Pulis reveals tunnel clash with ref

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:41 pm

West Brom boss Tony Pulis admits he had a “bit of a go” at referee Anthony Taylor after his side’s defeat by Leicester.

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Klopp says title talk is ‘crazy’

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:36 pm

The Liverpool boss plays down his side’s chances of winning the Premier League following their 3-1 win at Chelsea.

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New Zealand 34-17 Australia

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:29 pm

New Zealand become the first team to defend the World Cup as they beat Australia 34-17 in an exhilarating final at Twickenham.

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Juventus 2-1 Torino

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:22 pm

A late goal from on-loan Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado gives Juventus a dramatic victory in the Turin derby.

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Mourinho’s pain, social media’s gain

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Cartoons, tweets and #TaxiforJose are just part of the social media content poking fun at Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

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West Bromwich Albion 2-3 Leicester City

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Jamie Vardy scores for the eighth game in a row as Leicester come from behind to beat West Brom at The Hawthorns.

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The end of the road for Mourinho?

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 6:29 pm

Will Jose Mourinho be sacked as Chelsea manager? Can he turn things around, and is there anyone better to replace him?

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VIDEO: Pellegrini praises Man City ‘character’

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini praises his side’s “character” as a late goal gave them a 2-1 home win over Norwich and kept them top of the Premier League.

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VIDEO: Lack of goals a big concern for Van Gaal

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 6:06 pm

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits that his sides lack of goals is “a big concern” after a third consecutive 0-0 draw, this time away at Crystal Palace.

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VIDEO: Lack of goals a big concern for Van Gaal

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 6:06 pm

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits that his side’s lack of goals is “a big concern” after a third consecutive 0-0 draw, this time away at Crystal Palace.

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Manchester City 2-1 Norwich City

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Manchester City need a late Yaya Toure penalty to beat Norwich City and stay top of the Premier League.

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Newcastle United 0-0 Stoke City

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Stoke keeper Jack Butland produces a number of key saves to help his side earn a point at Newcastle.

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VIDEO: Hammers deserved to lose – Bilic

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:59 pm

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic admits that after the first 10 minutes of their game at Watford his side were always second best and they deserved to lose 2-0.

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Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester United

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Manchester United’s goal drought extends to over five hours as they hold on for a draw at Crystal Palace.

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Real Madrid 3-1 Las Palmas

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his eighth La Liga goal this season as leaders Real Madrid record an easy win over Las Palmas.

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VIDEO: Watford spirit & resolve please Flores

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Watford head coach Quique Flores is delighted with the performance of his side as they recorded their second win on the bounce with a 2-0 victory over West Ham.

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VIDEO: Baggies denied two penalties – Pulis

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:53 pm

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis says his side were denied two clear penalties by referee Anthony Taylor during their 3-2 home defeat to Leicester City.

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VIDEO: Palace should have won – Pardew

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew believes his side “should have won” their 0-0 home Premier League draw with Manchester United.

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VIDEO: Scoreline flattered Arsenal – Monk

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:42 pm

Swansea manager Garry Monk believes a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal “flattered” the Gunners, and insists their were plenty of positive to come out of the game for his team.

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VIDEO: Foxes fight to the end – Ranieri

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:36 pm

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri says his players “fight to the end” after the Foxes’ extended their unbeaten away record with a 3-2 win away at West Bromwich Albion.

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VIDEO: Arsenal have moved forward – Wenger

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his team’s 3-0 win at Swansea shows they have “moved forward” as a team since the Swans did the double over them last season.

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Swansea City 0-3 Arsenal

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Joel Campbell scores on his first Arsenal league start to help the Gunners defeat Swansea for a fifth straight league win.

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Watford 2-0 West Ham United

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Watford secure their second win in a row with victory over West Ham as Odion Ighalo continues his goalscoring form.

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Portadown 1-3 Crusaders

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Crusaders beat Portadown at Shamrock Park to move top of the Premiership, ahead of Linfield on goal difference.

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Reading 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Championship leaders Brighton extend their unbeaten run but Matej Vydra’s equaliser denies them victory at Reading.

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Dundee United 1-0 Ross County

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Dundee United secure their first victory under manager Mixu Paatelainen thanks to a Billy Mckay penalty against Ross County..

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Partick Thistle 0-4 Hearts

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Hearts move into second place in the Scottish Premiership as they sweep aside Partick Thistle at Firhill.

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Hamilton Academical 2-4 St Johnstone

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Graham Cummins scores twice as St Johnstone continue their fine away form to move into fourth spot in the Premiership.

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Ipswich Town 0-0 Cardiff City

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Ipswich fail to win for the seventh Championship game in a row in a dour goalless draw against goal-shy Cardiff City.

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I will stay in charge, says Mourinho

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 4:51 pm

Jose Mourinho says he will be given time to change Chelsea’s fortunes after Liverpool inflict a sixth league defeat.

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Gloucester 24-22 Worcester

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Gloucester record their second win of the season with a narrow victory over local rivals Worcester at Kingsholm.

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Bath 28-38 Harlequins

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 4:14 pm

England captain Chris Robshaw makes a winning return for Harlequins as they beat Bath in the Premiership.

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Deila delighted as Celtic pull away

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Manager Ronny Deila is thrilled by Celtic’s victory, while Derek McInnes is encouraged by aspects of Aberdeen’s display.

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Chelsea 1-3 Liverpool

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Philippe Coutinho scores twice to give Jurgen Klopp a first league win as Liverpool boss and pile the pressure on Jose Mourinho.

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Zebre 26-15 Cardiff Blues

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Zebre post a bonus-point Pro12 win over Cardiff Blues with Dries van Schalkwyk going over twice for the hosts in Parma.

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VIDEO: Klopp applauds ‘perfect’ goals

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says all three of the goals his side scored against Chelsea were “perfect” after the Reds beat Jose Mourinho’s side 3-1 at Stamford Bridge.

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VIDEO: Mourinho: There are fights you cannot win

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that “there are fights that you can not win” after his side lose 3-1 at home to Liverpool, their sixth Premier League defeat of the season.

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Saracens 24-14 London Irish

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Saracens come from behind to beat London Irish and continue their 100% start to the defence of their Premiership title.

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Results: Irish Premiership

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Full-time scores from Saturday’s five games including Crusaders beating Portadown and Cliftonville drawing with Glenavon.

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Birmingham City 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Wolves end their three-match losing run with a goal in each half as they beat Birmingham in the West Midlands derby.

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Celtic 3-1 Aberdeen

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Leigh Griffiths scores twice as Celtic sweep Aberdeen aside to stretch their lead at the top of the Premiership.

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Oyston ends Blackpool takeover talks

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:46 am

Blackpool owner Owen Oyston ends talks with the club’s Supporters’ Trust over a possible takeover of the club.

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Saturday’s gossip column

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:22 am

Real Madrid could bring Jose Mourinho back as their manager, Dirk Kuyt and Diego Costa wanted by Barcelona and more.

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Why World Cup final could be best ever

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 6:38 am

New Zealand’s battle against Australia promises to be a fitting finale to arguably the finest World Cup ever.

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VIDEO: The Hit: Who will make history?

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1:24 am

New Zealand and Australia each aim to become the first team to win the Webb Ellis Cup three times in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final.

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Rennes 0-1 Paris St-Germain

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:52 pm

Paris St-Germain go 10 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 after Angel Di Maria scores the only goal to see off Rennes.

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‘Villa will pay to get Garde’

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:32 pm

Aston Villa will ‘pay the money’ to get Remi Garde and his backroom team, according to caretaker manager Kevin MacDonald.

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South Africa 24-13 Argentina

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:04 pm

South Africa secure third place at the 2015 World Cup as they brush aside Argentina 24-13 at the Olympic Stadium.

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Rangers to postpone share issue

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Rangers delays a share issue until criminal proceedings against Craig Whyte, Charles Green, Imran Ahmed and others are concluded.

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Ballinamallard Utd 3-0 Warrenpoint Town

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Ballinamallard record a second successive 3-0 league win while Warrenpoint lose an eighth consecutive Premiership game.

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Mourinho: No fears over Chelsea job

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Jose Mourinho insists he is not concerned about his future as Chelsea manager as he looks to revive their season.

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Eintracht Frankfurt 0-0 Bayern Munich

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 10:14 pm

Bayern Munich’s record season-opening winning streak is halted at 10 games as Eintracht Frankurt earn a stubborn draw.

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Brentford 1-0 Queens Park Rangers

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 9:59 pm

Marco Djuricin’s second-half strike earns Brentford victory over west London rivals Queens Park Rangers.

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Final scores from Friday’s matches

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 9:57 pm

Final scores from the Premiership game between Ballinamallard and Warrenpoint and Derry City’s trip to Longford Town.

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Wolves sign Holt from Wigan on loan

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 9:05 pm

Championship side Wolves sign 34-year-old Wigan striker Grant Holt on loan until 2 January.

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Scarlets 25-15 NG Dragons

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:40 pm

Scarlets’ father and son Regan King and Jacob Cowley make Pro12 history in their bonus-point win over Newport Gwent Dragons.

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Munster 32-28 Ulster

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:09 pm

Ulster slip to a third away Pro12 loss of the season, losing 32-28 at Munster despite a much-improved display in Limerick.

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Cellino agrees to sell Leeds to fans

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino agrees in principle to sell his share in the club to supporters’ group Leeds Fans United.

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Australia’s World Cup tactics leaked

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6:57 pm

Australia’s World Cup final tactics are leaked after their coaching staff are photographed with their game plans in hand.

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Bath deny breaching salary cap

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Bath confirm the club spent within Premiership Rugby’s £4.76m salary cap last season and will again do so this term.

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Ex-goalkeeper cleared of ‘gloving’ claim

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Ex-Stoke City goalkeeper Peter Fox is cleared of physically assaulting a trainee who claimed he was subjected to a ritual known as “gloving”.

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Fifa ‘big players’ behind 2018 vote

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 5:34 pm

The agreement to give Russia the 2018 World Cup before a vote involved “big players” in Fifa, says president Sepp Blatter’s adviser.

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VIDEO: Clubs are jealous of Celtic – Deila

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Manager Ronny Deila says other clubs are jealous of his side which is why he says everyone wants Celtic to lose.

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Cameroon FA dismisses coach Finke

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 5:08 pm

The Cameroon Football Federation ends the reign of Indomitable Lions coach Volker Finke after two and a half years.

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Kolo-sseum? Your sporting landmarks

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 4:10 pm

BBC Sport readers were in fine form when we asked them to give some famous landmarks a sporting facelift…

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Poyet becomes AEK Athens manager

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Former Sunderland and Brighton boss Gus Poyet is named as manager of Greek side AEK Athens.

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Ports give backing to boss McFall

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Portadown boss Ronnie McFall receives the club’s “backing until the end of the season” ahead of the game against Crusaders.

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Jones & Laidlaw nominated for award

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones and Scotland’s Greig Laidlaw are among six players shortlisted for the World Rugby Player of the Year award.

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Why are Cardiff fans staying away?

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Despite the club’s strong start to the season, BBC Wales Sport looks at why some fans are deserting Cardiff City Stadium.

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Mourinho is ‘a nice guy’ says Klopp

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho can be a nice guy, if you are not a referee or journalist.

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Deila rounds on Celtic’s critics

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Manager Ronny Deila has hit back at his and Celtic’s critics, stressing he only cares about the opinions of those at the club.

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Gatland wants to keep coaching team

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Wales coach Warren Gatland says he want to keep his backroom team in place until 2019, amid speculation over Shaun Edwards’ future.

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Keeper proves hero in MLS play-off drama

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Portland Timbers prove a hit on social media after the narrowest and most dramatic of victories over Sporting Kansas.

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Leicester 24-16 Wasps

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Leicester Tigers secure a Premiership win over Wasps at Welford Road to keep up their winning start to the season.

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VIDEO: Mourinho is a nice guy – Klopp

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says under-fire Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is a “nice guy”, provided you are not a journalist or a referee.

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VIDEO: Wenger striving for Arsenal ‘perfection’

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he wants to continue to develop his side and produce football “as close to perfection as possible”.

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‘Watford have won top-flight respect’

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Watford have earned the respect of the Premier League since their promotion, says head coach Quique Sanchez Flores.

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Slade hopeful on new Cardiff recruits

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:58 am

Cardiff City boss Russell Slade says owner Vincent Tan is prepared to “strengthen if necessary” in the January transfer window.

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Injured Parling may miss four weeks

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:57 am

Exeter boss Rob Baxter says he takes some of the blame for Geoff Parling’s groin injury suffered against London Irish.

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Footballers not paid due to cash issues

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:51 am

Players and staff at Northampton Town Football Club have not been paid due to its financial problems, it confirms.

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Airlines agree rugby cup final wager

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:41 am

Australia and New Zealand’s national airlines agreed a Twitter wager ahead of the Rugby World Cup final.

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Rowett’s impressive year with Blues

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:39 am

BBC Sport examines why Gary Rowett has been such a success in his first year as manager of Birmingham City.

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Scholes’ words don’t hurt – Van Gaal

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:30 am

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal dismisses criticism by former player Paul Scholes, saying “names won’t hurt me”.

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VIDEO: Deeney’s ‘surreal’ Elton John call

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:21 am

Watford striker Troy Deeney says a congratulatory phone call from Hornets legend Elton John was a “surreal” experience.

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VIDEO: Which Villan would be best James Bond?

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 10:21 am

Which of his Aston Villa team-mates does defender Micah Richards think would make the best James Bond?

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McInnes shields Dons players – Hayes

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 10:04 am

Winger Jonny Hayes claims manager Derek McInnes has spared the Aberdeen players the worst of the criticism aimed at them.

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VIDEO: Tomkins’ Premier League predictions

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 9:06 am

England full-back Sam Tomkins takes on Mark Lawrenson in the Football Focus predictions challenge, and talks about his love for Manchester United.

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