England’s Marler ‘hung out to dry’

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 4:59 pm

England prop Joe Marler’s World Rugby misconduct hearing “smacks of double jeopardy”, says the Rugby Players’ Association.

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Scotland U21s recover to beat NI

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 4:52 pm

Scotland keep alive their European Under-21 Championship qualification hopes as they beat Northern Ireland in Paisley.

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Young enjoying Wasps scrum-half battle

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 3:48 pm

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young is delighted to have two “number one” scrum-half options in Dan Robson and Joe Simpson.

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Edinburgh’s Andress in Munster move

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 3:06 pm

Edinburgh tight-head prop John Andress will move to Munster on a one-year contract at the end of this season.

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Gascoigne ‘back on track after blip’

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Paul Gascoigne says he is “back on track” after suffering “one blip” in his struggle with alcoholism.

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I chose not to pick Gutierrez – Carver

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 1:05 pm

Ex-Newcastle United boss John Carver insists the club’s board did not tell him to leave Jonas Gutierrez out of the side.

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Butland confirms Euro 2016 absence

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland confirms he will miss Euro 2016 after fracturing his ankle in Saturday victory over Germany.

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Togo held despite Adebayor return

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Emmanuel Adebayor ends his self-imposed international exile but fails to fire Togo past Tunisia in their Nations Cup qualifier.

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Togo held despite Adebayor return

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Emmanuel Adebayor ends his self-imposed international exile but fails to fire Togo past Tunisia in their Nations Cup qualifier.

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Tigers will reach semis – Cockerill

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11:56 am

Boss Richard Cockerill says Leicester are determined to reach the Premiership semi-finals for a 12th successive season.

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Gloucester wing Sharples out for season

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11:49 am

Gloucester wing Charlie Sharples is ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury.

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Redknapp’s Jordan lose 5-1 to Australia

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11:32 am

Former Tottenham, Portsmouth and QPR boss Harry Redknapp loses his second game in charge of Jordan.

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White returns for England qualifiers

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 10:32 am

England women’s forward Ellen White returns to the squad for their forthcoming European Championship qualifiers.

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Connacht hit by fly-half crisis

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 10:26 am

AJ MacGinty becomes the third fly-half to be ruled for Pro12 leaders Connacht ahead of Friday’s game against Ulster.

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Villa turn to former FA man Bevington

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 10:25 am

Aston Villa are working with former FA executive Adrian Bevington as they continue to rebuild following a disastrous season.

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Sviatchenko out to spoil Tierney bow

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:42 am

Erik Sviatchenko hopes Kieran Tierney makes his Scotland debut but aims to get the better of his Celtic team-mate with Denmark.

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Sviatchenko out to spoil Tierney bow

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:42 am

Erik Sviatchenko hopes Kieran Tierney makes his Scotland debut but aims to get the better of his Celtic team-mate with Denmark.

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Sviatchenko out to spoil Tierney bow

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:42 am

Erik Sviatchenko hopes Kieran Tierney makes his Scotland debut but aims to get the better of his Celtic team-mate with Denmark.

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Shevchenko relishes Bale at Euros

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:41 am

Andrey Shevchenko relishes Real Madrid’s Wales star Gareth Bale being in the spotlight at the Euro 2016 finals in France.

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Shevchenko relishes Bale at Euros

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:41 am

Andrey Shevchenko relishes Real Madrid’s Wales star Gareth Bale being in the spotlight at the Euro 2016 finals in France.

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Shevchenko relishes Bale at Euros

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:41 am

Andrey Shevchenko relishes Real Madrid’s Wales star Gareth Bale being in the spotlight at the Euro 2016 finals in France.

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Tuesday’s gossip column

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 6:04 am

Liverpool confident of signing Mario Gotze, Chelsea eye Donnarumma, West Ham want Ibrahimovic, Wenger staying, plus more.

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VIDEO: Washington savours starring display

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 11:15 pm

Conor Washington is delighted to score on his Northern Ireland home debut to secure a 1-0 victory against Slovenia in Belfast.

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VIDEO: Washington savours starring display

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 11:15 pm

Conor Washington is delighted to score on his Northern Ireland home debut to secure a 1-0 victory against Slovenia in Belfast.

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VIDEO: Washington performance delights O’Neill

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 11:11 pm

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill says Conor Washington is going to be an “asset” for the team after netting on his home debut in the 1-0 win over Slovenia.

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VIDEO: Washington performance delights O’Neill

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 11:11 pm

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill says Conor Washington is going to be an “asset” for the team after netting on his home debut in the 1-0 win over Slovenia.

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Portugal v Belgium

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10:25 pm

Belgium’s friendly going ahead in Portugal on Tuesday shows “football is not afraid” after the Brussels attacks.

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VIDEO: Washington strike gives NI victory

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10:24 pm

Northern Ireland striker Conor Washington scores on his home debut to secure a 1-0 friendly win over Slovenia at Windsor Park.

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VIDEO: Washington strike gives NI victory

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10:24 pm

Northern Ireland striker Conor Washington scores on his home debut to secure a 1-0 friendly win over Slovenia at Windsor Park.

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Coleman not worried by Wales form

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Wales manager Chris Coleman says his side’s preparations for Euro 2016 are not undermined by indifferent results.

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Coleman not worried by Wales’ form

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Wales manager Chris Coleman says his side’s preparations for Euro 2016 are not undermined by indifferent results.

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O’Neill praises match-winner Washington

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 9:58 pm

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill praises scorer Conor Washington as a 1-0 win over Slovenia sets a record of 10 games unbeaten.

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VIDEO: Wales’ attitude pleases Coleman

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 9:46 pm

Chris Coleman pleased with under-strength Wales’ “performance and attitude” despite defeat in Euro 2016 warm-up in Ukraine.

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VIDEO: Wales’ attitude pleases Coleman

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 9:46 pm

Chris Coleman pleased with under-strength Wales’ “performance and attitude” despite defeat in Euro 2016 warm-up in Ukraine.

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Eriksen will shine for Danes – Laudrup

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 9:38 pm

Brian Laudrup says style changes under new coach Age Hareide could help Christian Eriksen blossom with Denmark.

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Millwall 2-0 Burton Albion

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 8:57 pm

Lee Gregory scores as play-off hopefuls Millwall beat Nigel Clough’s League One leaders Burton.

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Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 8:55 pm

Striker Conor Washington marks his home debut by earning Euro 2016-bound Northern Ireland victory over Slovenia at Windsor Park.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Ukraine 1-0 Wales

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 8:54 pm

Watch BBC Wales highlights as Wales suffer defeat in their Euro 2016 warm-up friendly in Ukraine

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Ex-Honduras leader admits Fifa charges

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 8:38 pm

Former Honduran President Rafael Callejas pleads guilty in New York to charges of conspiracy in connection with the Fifa corruption scandal.

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Ukraine 1-0 Wales

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 8:06 pm

Wales are beaten by Ukraine as some players’ hopes of securing squad places for Euro 2016 appeared to fade in Kiev.

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Scotland leave Hareide guessing

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 7:09 pm

Denmark coach Age Hareide says Scotland’s squad changes make it difficult for him to plan for Tuesday’s friendly.

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Marler ‘Gypsy’ misconduct hearing set

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 7:08 pm

England prop Joe Marler faces World Rugby misconduct hearing on 5 April for calling Wales’ Samson Lee “Gypsy boy”.

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VIDEO: Strachan confident in Scots debutants

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 5:59 pm

Scotland coach Gordon Strachan believes his young players are ready to make their debuts against Denmark.

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VIDEO: Scotland’s mutual appreciation society

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 5:51 pm

Scotland captain Scott Brown and coach Gordon Strachan sing one another’s praises ahead of the midfielder’s 50th international appearance.

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‘Vardy should start ahead of Rooney’

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 5:46 pm

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy should start for England at Euro 2016 ahead of Wayne Rooney, says Foxes assistant Craig Shakespeare.

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Mansfield Town 2-2 Northampton Town

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Mansfield’s Matt Green scores twice but League Two leaders Northampton hit back to deny the 10-man Stags victory.

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Newport County 0-2 Accrington Stanley

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Goals from Billy Kee and Josh Windass ensure Accrington Stanley stay in touch with their promotion rivals with victory at Newport.

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Scunthorpe United 6-0 Swindon Town

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Graham Alexander celebrates his first home game in style by guiding Scunthorpe to a thumping victory over Swindon.

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Manchester City Women 2-0 Arsenal Ladies

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Manchester City Women move to the top of the WSL 1 table as they beat Arsenal, who have Jemma Rose sent off.

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Wigan Athletic 1-0 Rochdale

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Wigan Athletic stretch their unbeaten run in League One to 18 games as they see off a resilient 10-man Rochdale.

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Gallacher impressed by Scottish desire

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Former Scotland forward Kevin Gallacher believes Gordon Strachan’s current side have a healthy hunger to be succeed.

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Romania U21 2-1 Wales U21

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 1:48 pm

Wales Under-21s suffer first defeat of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying and are leapfrogged in group five by Romania.

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Brown’s Scotland influence praised

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Scott Brown has been a “terrific influence” on players looking to make their Scotland debuts, says coach Gordon Strachan.

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Exeter ‘must learn lessons from defeat’

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm

Exeter head coach Rob Baxter expects his side to learn from their 36-18 loss at Saracens in the Premiership.

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Youth a part of Man Utd history – Giggs

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 11:50 am

Manchester United’s tradition of bringing through youth players is a “massive part” of the club’s history, says Ryan Giggs.

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Blues cannot afford slip in title race

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 11:05 am

David Healy admits title-chasing Linfield cannot afford to drop any points when they take on Warrenpoint on Tuesday.

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Romania players wear maths equations

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 8:09 am

The Romanian national team come up with a novel idea to help the country’s children improve their maths.

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FA Cup sets Antiques Roadshow record

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 6:45 am

The FA Cup trophy used between 1911 and 1991 is valued at more than £1m on the Antiques Roadshow, making it the programme’s most valuable item.

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Monday’s gossip column

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 6:05 am

Manchester United to watch Portugal trio, Aston Villa want Dyche, Ronaldinho eyes last move, plus more.

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Monday’s Scottish Gossip

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 6:01 am

Youngsters get set for Scotland debuts as Celtic forward makes case to lead national team’s attack.

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English clubs want me – Ibrahimovic

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 11:01 pm

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Premier League clubs are interested in signing him from French champions Paris St-Germain.

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Rooney deserves better – Hodgson

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 9:30 pm

England manager Roy Hodgson insists captain Wayne Rooney will be a key figure at Euro 2016 and should not be written off.

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Is Thailand in love with Leicester?

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 9:01 pm

Their shirts are sold out and they are competing with Manchester Utd and Liverpool to attract young fans, so are Leicester now a force in Asia?

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Is Thailand in love with Leicester?

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 9:01 pm

Their shirts are sold out and they are competing with Manchester Utd and Liverpool to attract young fans, so are Leicester now a force in Asia?

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Hostile Kiev atmosphere can help Wales

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Wales boss Chris Coleman hopes hostile Kiev atmosphere will help prepare his team for the Euro 2016 finals.

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‘Hostile atmosphere can help Wales’

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Wales boss Chris Coleman believes his team will benefit from the hostility they are likely to face in Ukraine on Monday.

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‘Devastated’ Butland set to miss Euros

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm

England goalkeeper Jack Butland is likely to miss Euro 2016 after scans showed he fractured his ankle in Saturday’s win in Germany.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Wales U18 31-30 Scotland U18

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 7:22 pm

Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham watches his grandson James score a try in Wales’ nail-biting win over Scotland at St Helen’s.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Wales U18 31-30 Scotland U18

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 7:22 pm

Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham watches his grandson James score a try in Wales’ nail-biting win over Scotland at St Helen’s.

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Vorm in Dutch squad to face England

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 6:50 pm

Tottenham keeper Michel Vorm and Marco van Ginkel are added to the Netherlands squad for Tuesday’s friendly against England.

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Riot stops play in Afcon qualifier

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 5:49 pm

A riot stops play in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, with fans throwing missiles and police firing tear gas into the stands.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Rangers 4-3 Queen of South

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Rangers move to within two victories of clinching the Scottish Championship as they come out on top in a high-scoring game against Queen of the South.

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Northampton 29-23 Harlequins

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Northampton move into the Premiership top four with a 29-23 bonus-point victory over Harlequins at Franklin’s Gardens.

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Newcastle 20-34 Wasps

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Dan Robson and Thomas Young score two tries each as Wasps boost their top-two hopes with a 34-20 bonus-point win Newcastle.

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VIDEO: O’Neill may ‘freshen’ starting line-up

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 3:25 pm

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill ponders changes for Monday’s friendly against Slovenia at Windsor Park.

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Dragons 15-16 Edinburgh

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 3:15 pm

Edinburgh grind out a 16-15 Pro12 win over battling Newport Gwent Dragons to keep their European Champions Cup hopes alive.

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Uganda keeper Dhaira dies from cancer

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Uganda goalkeeper Abel Dhaira dies at the age of 28 at his base in Iceland after losing his battle against cancer.

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Sale 27-20 Leicester

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Sale Sharks maintain their unbeaten home record in the Premiership this season with a battling 27-20 victory over Leicester.

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Germany defeat stupid – Khedira

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Germany midfielder Sami Khedira describes Saturday’s friendly defeat by England as “unnecessary and stupid”.

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Ex-Wasps lock Hadley dies aged 51

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 11:41 am

Former Wasps lock and Canada captain Norman Hadley dies at the age of 51, Rugby Canada announces.

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England must reach semi-finals – Hurst

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 10:33 am

Sir Geoff Hurst says it will be “extremely disappointing” if England do not reach at least the semi-finals at Euro 2016.

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McCall backs Murphy to seize his chance

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 9:52 am

Scotland coach Stuart McCall backs Brighton winger Jamie Murphy to grasp his opportunity with the national team.

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Sunday’s Scottish Gossip

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 8:59 am

Scotland could host World Cup matches as part of a future British bid, new deal for Celtic player.

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‘Do England need Rooney any more?’

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 6:47 am

England’s performance against Germany was refreshing and encouraging – but must have been difficult viewing for Wayne Rooney.

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Sunday’s gossip column

Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 6:34 am

Rodgers set for Swansea return, Chelsea no longer want Stones, Gotze wants Klopp reunion, Everton keen on Carrick, plus more.

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Finest moment as England boss – Hodgson

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 11:59 pm

Roy Hodgson says England’s comeback win against World Cup holders Germany is his finest moment since becoming manager.

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How England rated against Germany

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10:43 pm

Chief football writer Phil McNulty rates how England’s players performed in their friendly against Germany.

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Germany 2-3 England

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10:34 pm

Jamie Vardy and Eric Dier score their first international goals as England came from 2-0 down to beat Germany in Berlin.

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England supporters to honour Cruyff

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10:33 pm

England will hold a minute’s applause for Johan Cruyff 14 minutes into the friendly against the Netherlands at Wembley on Tuesday.

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‘Madness’ if Coleman leaves – Gunter

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Letting manager Chris Coleman leave Wales would be “madness”, according to Reading defender Chris Gunter.

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Switzerland U21 1-1 England U21

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:22 pm

England maintain their unbeaten record in qualifying for the 2017 European Championship with a draw against Switzerland.

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Gloucester 12-17 Bath

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 7:40 pm

Two second-half tries from winger Semesa Rokoduguni give Bath a narrow victory over local rivals Gloucester.

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Worcester 12-6 London Irish

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 7:37 pm

Tom Heathcote kicks four penalties as Worcester all but end their relegation fears by beating bottom side London Irish.

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Connacht 7-6 Leinster

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 7:24 pm

Connacht increase their lead at the top of the Pro12 table to four points by beating Irish interprovincial rivals Leinster 7-6.

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Saturday’s Scottish match reports

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm

Rangers move clear in the Championship as Dunfermline clinch title success and the League Two promotion race remains tight.

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VIDEO: McCall expects more Scotland debutants

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 7:20 pm

Scotland coach Stuart McCall speaks to the media before Tuesday’s international friendly against Denmark.

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Grimsby Town 1-0 Wrexham

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 6:56 pm

Craig Disley’s early goal boosts Grimsby’s promotion bid as Wrexham suffer a first setback in 10 National League games.

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Sunday’s rugby results & reports

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 6:43 pm

Match previews and team news for Sunday’s matches in the Premiership and Pro12.

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Tight security for Berlin friendly

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Security is tight in Berlin as Germany meet England in a friendly match days after Tuesday’s deadly attacks in Brussels.

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Saracens 36-18 Exeter

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 5:51 pm

England’s Owen Farrell leads Saracens back to the top of the Premiership with a classy display against Exeter.

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