England ‘arrogant’ over Burgess

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:45 am

England are accused of being “arrogant” in their treatment of centre Sam Burgess, by former scrum-half Matt Dawson.

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Was this the best Rugby World Cup ever?

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:06 am

The Rugby World Cup may forever hold painful memories for its hosts but will go down as the best ever tournament, says BBC sports editor Dan Roan.

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Friday’s gossip column

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:29 am

Rodgers or Andre Villas-Boas set for Chelsea, Man Utd to step up bid for Harry Kane, Liverpool want Nicolas Gaitan, plus more.

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Man City loan Beattie to Melbourne

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 11:02 pm

Manchester City Women and Scotland defender Jennifer Beattie joins W-League side Melbourne City on loan.

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Allison aims for black coaches boost

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 10:12 pm

FA project manager Wayne Allison wants to boost the number of black coaches by ending a ‘silo mentality’ in English football.

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Women in Football meet in Edinburgh

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 10:11 pm

Around 80 delegates attend the first Women in Football conference to be held in Scotland at Easter Road.

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Leeds United 0-2 Blackburn Rovers

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Goals from Craig Conway and Jordan Rhodes help Blackburn triumph in Steve Evans’ first home game as Leeds United boss.

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Newcastle’s Colback out for six weeks

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8:18 pm

Scans show Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback’s knee injury is not as serious as first feared.

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Can perfect 10 Carter exit in style?

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:51 pm

Denied by injury in 2011, will New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter crown a glittering career with the ultimate prize, asks Tom Fordyce.

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VIDEO: Wambach: Why I’m quitting football

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:19 pm

In the history of international football no one has scored more goals than Abby Wambach. She tells the BBC why she is retiring.

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‘Sack Mourinho? That must be a joke’

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6:51 pm

MOTD pundit Danny Murphy explains what is wrong with Chelsea and why manager Jose Mourinho can put it right.

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Chelsea player wanted for ‘sex assault’

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6:23 pm

A Chelsea player on loan at Reading, and his Brazilian team-mate are wanted in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Toronto.

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Clubs ‘angry’ over salary cap issues

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Clubs are “angry” settlements were made with some Premiership rivals over the 2014-15 salary cap, says Northampton CEO Allan Robson.

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Falkirk’s Houston gets touchline ban

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:58 pm

Peter Houston receives a one-match touchline ban after criticising a referee following a defeat by Rangers.

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Carneiro ‘seeks dismissal claim’

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Ex-Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro’s lawyers reportedly serve notice of a claim for constructive dismissal against the club.

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Fifa ‘must repay’ Australia bid costs

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Fifa should return the money spent on Australia’s failed 2022 World Cup bid, says a member of the campaign team.

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Ramires signs new Chelsea contract

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Chelsea midfielder Ramires signs a new contract that will keep him at the Premier League champions until 2019.

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VIDEO: Mourinho’s body language secrets

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:17 pm

The body language of Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is analysed by Professor Geoff Beattie of Edge Hill University.

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Wales can win Euro 2016 – Collison

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Wales can take inspiration from Greece’s win in 2004 and go on to win next summer’s European Championship, writes Jack Collison.

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Ex-Rangers owner Craig Whyte bankrupt

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte is declared bankrupt over his debt from Ticketus legal action.

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Arsenal duo to miss England games

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 4:43 pm

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are out until after the international break.

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Wolves sign Newcastle’s Williamson

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Wolves move to ease their defensive worries with the loan signing of Newcastle centre-back Mike Williamson for a month.

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Funeral for Everton great Kendall

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Legendary former Everton manager Howard Kendall’s funeral takes place at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.

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Hughes considers new Inverness deal

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Inverness boss John Hughes tells BBC Scotland he expects to make a decision on his future “over the next couple of weeks”.

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Monk defends Gomis after barren run

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Swansea City manager Garry Monk defends striker Bafetimbi Gomis, who has not scored in six Premier League games.

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Referee locked in Trabzonspor ground

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 3:58 pm

A referee is locked in the Trabzonspor stadium and only allowed to leave hours later after a controversial penalty call.

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Australia recall prop Sio for final

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Australia recall fit-again prop Scott Sio in their only change for Saturday’s World Cup final against New Zealand.

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Quiz: Help Burgess make his big decision

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 3:38 pm

England centre Sam Burgess could be set to return to rugby league – but what would you do in his shoes?

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Gascoigne fined over harassment

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne is fined and made the subject to a restraining order after he admitted harassing his ex-girlfriend.

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Burgess to stay at Bath – Ford

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 2:20 pm

England centre Sam Burgess will stay at Bath, says coach Mike Ford, as the player considers a return to rugby league.

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Scholes criticises Van Gaal style

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says he “would not enjoy” playing in Louis van Gaal’s team.

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Russell extends Warriors contract

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Scotland fly-half Finn Russell signs a new three-year contract with Pro12 champions Glasgow Warriors.

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Rooney laser shining investigated

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 1:12 pm

The Football Association is investigating the shining of a laser at Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney as he took a penalty.

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Sinclair calls for Tier Two shake-up

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 1:09 pm

London Irish and Canada back row Jebb Sinclair calls on World Rugby to support Tier Two nations better at the next World Cup.

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Mourinho in dugout against Liverpool

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 12:53 pm

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is expected to be in the dugout for Saturday’s game with Liverpool, despite a misconduct charge.

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Aston Villa confidence ‘a big issue’

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald says confidence is low at Aston Villa, but believes it is a great job for the right person.

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Mascherano admits tax fraud charges

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano pleads guilty to tax fraud charges as he appears in court in Spain.

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VIDEO: Class of ’92: Out of Their League

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Episode two of the BBC documentary on the ex-Man Utd stars as they buy a football club seven tiers down from the Premier League.

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Jackson and Cave to face Munster

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Ireland backs Paddy Jackson and Darren Cave return to Ulster’s starting line-up for Friday’s Pro12 trip to Munster.

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Computer game led Kitto to Tigers

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Jono Kitto says Leicester Tigers were the only side he wanted to play for – after playing against them on a computer game.

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New Zealand unchanged for final

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 12:05 pm

Dan Carter will play in his first World Cup final as defending champions New Zealand name an unchanged side to play Australia.

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Karanka inspired by Boro’s cup win

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 11:57 am

Coach Aitor Karanka says Middlesbrough’s League Cup win against Manchester United whet his appetite for the top flight.

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Scottish Cup draw pairs Sons & Alloa

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 10:38 am

Dumbarton host Championship rivals Alloa and League One’s top two meet after the Scottish Cup third-round draw.

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VIDEO: Blatter must explain himself – Dyke

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 10:23 am

FA chairman Greg Dyke wants Fifa president Sepp Blatter to clarify comments about the 2018 Russia World Cup decision being taken before the vote.

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Scottish Cup sponsor extends deal

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 10:20 am

Bookmaker William Hill extends its Scottish Cup sponsorship deal with the Scottish FA by four years.

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Stanley takeover to clear £1.2m debt

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 9:50 am

Accrington accept investment from local businessman Andy Holt to clear £1.2m of debt and take a controlling stake in the club.

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Griffiths ‘a Celtic great in making’

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 9:19 am

Former Celtic goalkeeper Pat Bonner says Leigh Griffiths has the potential to be one of the club’s great strikers.

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Hooker Lawson extends Falcons stay

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8:23 am

Scotland hooker Scott Lawson signs a new two-year deal to remain at Premiership side Newcastle Falcons.

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Thursday’s gossip column

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8:01 am

Pedro regrets Chelsea move, Barcelona to offer Neymar £500,000 a week, Man City keen on Sevilla’s Banega, plus more.

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Wilkin accuses Wrexham over pay

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:47 am

Former manager Kevin Wilkin claims Wrexham treated him in an “abysmal” manner following his dismissal in March.

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Thursday’s Scottish gossip

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00 am

Some Celtic fans demand the resignation of a director as Izaguirre reveals Ciftci apology.

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Middlesbrough win ‘lucky’ – Van Gaal

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 12:12 am

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says Middlesbrough’s League Cup penalty win at Old Trafford was “like the casino”.

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Villanovense 0-0 Barcelona

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:44 pm

Barcelona struggle to a 0-0 draw at third-tier Villanovense in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last-32 tie.

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Russia 2018 vote ‘already agreed’

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:36 pm

Suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter suggests the decision to give Russia the 2018 World Cup was decided before the vote.

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Sassuolo 1-0 Juventus

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:27 pm

Italian champions Juventus suffer another shock defeat as they slip 11 points behind new Serie A leaders Roma.

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VIDEO: World Cup vote ‘agreed’ – Blatter

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:08 pm

Suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter suggests there was an agreement in place for Russia to host the 2018 World Cup before the vote had taken place.

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Deila praises ‘strong’ Cup victory

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:05 pm

Manager Ronny Deila is thrilled by Celtic’s resolve as the League Cup holders progress to the last four by beating Hearts.

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Boro face Everton in quarter-finals

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 10:57 pm

Middlesbrough, who knocked out Manchester United, are drawn at home to Everton in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals.

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Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough (1-3 pens)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Middlesbrough shock Manchester United on penalties to reach the quarter-finals of the League Cup.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Hearts 1-2 Celtic

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 10:46 pm

Holders Celtic reach the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup by beating Hearts (UK only).

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Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 10:24 pm

Jurgen Klopp earns his first win as Liverpool boss after Nathaniel Clyne’s goal sees off Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup.

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Manchester City 5-1 Crystal Palace

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 10:21 pm

Belgian Kevin De Bruyne scores again as Manchester City ease past Crystal Palace to reach the Capital One Cup last eight.

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Southampton 2-1 Aston Villa

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 9:42 pm

Southampton beat managerless Aston Villa with two second-half goals to book their place in the League Cup quarter-finals.

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Heart of Midlothian 1-2 Celtic

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 9:37 pm

Leigh Griffiths scores and sets up a second as holders Celtic book their place in the Scottish League Cup semi-finals.

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Burgess ‘considering league return’

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8:46 pm

England’s Sam Burgess is given time off by Premiership club Bath to consider his future in rugby union, BBC Sport learns.

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Borussia Dortmund 7-1 Paderborn

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Borussia Dortmund recover from an early setback to thrash Paderborn for a place in the third round of the German Cup.

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Munster back Jones retires at 28

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Munster full-back Felix Jones is forced to retire from rugby at the age of 28 “on medical grounds” after a neck injury.

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Cellino appeals against League ban

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino submits his appeal against a Football League ban.

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‘Sensible deal’ needed to buy Cobblers

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 3:21 pm

A “sensible deal” to buy Northampton Town Football Club may not be possible, says the man who wants to buy it.

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Pocock & Hooper key in final – Lomu

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 3:16 pm

Jonah Lomu says Australia duo David Pocock and Michael Hooper will give New Zealand a “headache” in Saturday’s World Cup final.

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Woking make entire squad available

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 3:08 pm

National League club Woking make their entire playing squad available for loan moves after their FA Cup qualifying loss.

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Second Fifa official to be extradited

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 2:01 pm

The former head of Brazilian football has agreed to be extradited from Switzerland to the US to face corruption charges, Swiss justice officials say.

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Second Fifa official to be extradited

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 2:01 pm

The former head of Brazilian football has agreed to be extradited from Switzerland to the US to face corruption charges, Swiss justice officials say.

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Quinn out of Republic play-off games

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Stephen Quinn is ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s play-off games against Bosnia & Herzegovina through injury.

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Brentford extend Swift’s loan spell

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Championship club extend Chelsea youngster John Swift’s loan spell at Griffin Park until January.

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Wilder would relish Thomas takeover

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Northampton manager Chris Wilder relishes the prospect of working with ex-Oxford United chairman Kelvin Thomas again.

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BBC to show Salford’s FA Cup bow

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:26 am

BBC Two will broadcast Salford City’s first appearance in the FA Cup proper – against Notts County – on Friday, 6 November.

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Carvalhal praises ‘amazing’ Owls

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:25 am

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal calls his side’s cup win over Arsenal a “fantastic” boost for the club.

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VIDEO: Highlights: England 1-0 Australia

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 10:36 am

England bounce back from defeat by hosts China to beat Australia 1-0 in the three-team CFA International Tournament in Yongchuan.

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Fifa confirms election candidates

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 10:15 am

World football’s governing body Fifa confirms the list of seven candidates standing in its presidential election.

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VIDEO: Mourinho can revive Chelsea – Lampard

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 10:05 am

Frank Lampard believes it is a “matter of time” before Jose Mourinho turns around Chelsea’s fortunes.

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Bury bring in Stoke keeper Bachmann

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 9:46 am

League One side Bury sign Stoke City goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann on a one-month emergency loan deal.

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O’Halloran best in Scotland – Wright

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 9:42 am

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright says Michael O’Halloran is the top striker in Scottish football on current form.

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Uefa starts Kiev racism investigation

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 9:33 am

Uefa is passed video appearing to show black fans being attacked during Dynamo Kiev’s Champions League draw with Chelsea.

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VIDEO: My life is fantastic – Mourinho

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 9:13 am

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his “life is fantastic” despite his side’s Capital One Cup exit on penalties at Stoke.

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Wednesday’s gossip column

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8:04 am

Mourinho’s camp investigate PSG or Inter Milan move, Isco wants out from Real Madrid, Sturridge attitude questioned, plus more.

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Wenger admits senior players error

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 7:13 am

Arsene Wenger says he used too many senior players after two more injuries in the League Cup defeat by Sheffield Wednesday.

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VIDEO: Class of ’92 v Salford City in training

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6:48 am

Manchester United’s ‘Class of 92′ stars Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville go up against Salford City in training.

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‘Chelsea made critics look stupid’

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 12:28 am

Jose Mourinho says Chelsea’s display in the League Cup exit at Stoke contradicted claims his players are not performing for him.

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Torture claims ‘nasty lies’ – Salman

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 11:11 pm

Fifa presidential candidate Sheikh Salman says accusations he was complicit in the torture of footballers are “false, nasty lies”.

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Stoke City 1-1 Chelsea (5-4 on pens)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Jose Mourinho’s miserable season takes another turn for the worse as League Cup holders Chelsea are knocked out by Stoke.

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Hull 1-1 Leicester (5-4 pens)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:57 pm

Championship side Hull shock Premier League club Leicester City on penalties to move into the quarter-finals of the League Cup.

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VIDEO: Highlights – Inverness CT 1-2 Ross County

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:49 pm

Ross County make it to their first ever League Cup semi-final with victory over Scottish Cup holders Inverness CT.

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Everton 1-1 Norwich City (4-3 pens)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Everton beat Norwich on penalties to move into the quarter-finals of the League Cup.

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Blues beat Reds to make Shield semis

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:19 pm

Linfield knock holders Cliftonville out of the Co Antrim Shield while Ballymena United, Carrick Rangers and Larne also progress.

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Millwall 2-0 Doncaster Rovers

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Steve Morison scores two early goals as Millwall beat Doncaster to go eighth in League One.

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Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Arsenal

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:10 pm

Sheffield Wednesday stun a lacklustre Arsenal to reach the quarter-finals of the League Cup.

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County can win League Cup – McIntyre

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:08 pm

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre insists they are good enough to win the League Cup after knocking out Inverness CT.

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Anfield evacuated over missing man

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Anfield stadium is evacuated following security concerns when a man went missing on a tour of the ground.

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Greenock Morton 1-3 St Johnstone

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 9:35 pm

Goals by Steven MacLean, Michael O’Halloran and Chris Kane put St Johnstone in to the last four of the Scottish League Cup.

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