Momentum, nerve, maths – relegation roulette

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 9:44 pm

As the season enters its final month, Newcastle gain a potentially crucial three points and the relegation fight takes another twist.

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Atlético Madrid 1-0 Rayo Vallecano

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:50 pm

Substitute Antoine Griezmann scores to give Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano to keep pace at the top of La Liga.

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Wenger ‘wants to make fans happy’

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:33 pm

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is “irritated and frustrated” that he cannot make happy every supporter of the club.

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Wigan bounce back and a penalty-saving teen

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:31 pm

BBC Sport looks at five things you may have missed in the Football League on a day when Wigan returned to the Championship.

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Real Betis 0-2 Barcelona

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:29 pm

Barcelona beat 10-man Real Betis 2-0 to end the day back on top of La Liga with two games to go in the Spanish title race.

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Boss Slade unsure of Cardiff future

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:27 pm

Russell Slade is unsure if he will be Cardiff City manager beyond the end of their season after missing out on play-offs.

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Everton fans hold anti-Martinez protest

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:58 pm

A group of Everton fans staged a lengthy protest against manager Roberto Martinez following their 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

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Arsenal 1-0 Norwich City

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:34 pm

Danny Welbeck’s strike earns Arsenal victory over Norwich amid fan protests against Gunners manager Arsene Wenger.

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Blackpool 0-4 Wigan Athletic

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:31 pm

Wigan are promoted from League One as they plunge struggling Blackpool ever closer to a second consecutive relegation.

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Allardyce comments prehistoric – Pardew

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:19 pm

Alan Pardew defends his Crystal Palace players from accusations by Sam Allardyce that they had been “on the pop”.

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Arsenal 1-0 Norwich City

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:43 pm

Danny Welbeck’s strike earns Arsenal victory against Norwich amid fan protests against Arsene Wenger’s tenure.

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Atlético Madrid 1-0 Rayo Vallecano

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:21 pm

Substitute Antoine Griezmann scores to give Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano and take them top of La Liga.

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Stoke City 1-1 Sunderland

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:15 pm

Jermain Defoe’s stoppage-time penalty rescues a dramatic point for Sunderland, but the Black Cats still drop into the bottom three.

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Dragons 20-34 Scarlets

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 5:53 pm

Scott Williams scores on his return from injury as Scarlets win European Cup qualification in bonus-point win over Dragons.

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Everton 2-1 Bournemouth

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 5:32 pm

Leighton Baines grabs the winner to give Everton a rare home win and ease the pressure on manager Roberto Martinez.

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West Bromwich Albion 0-3 West Ham United

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 5:13 pm

Mark Noble scores twice as West Ham ease past West Brom to reclaim fifth place in the Premier League table.

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Northampton 15-14 Bath

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 5:04 pm

Northampton Saints move up to fifth in the Premiership table following a second-half comeback against Bath.

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Salford City promoted to National League

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Salford City – the side co-owned by former Manchester United stars – are promoted to the sixth tier of English football for the first time.

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Newcastle United 1-0 Crystal Palace

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Newcastle move out of the relegation zone as Andros Townsend’s strike helps them to victory over Crystal Palace.

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Leicester 31-17 Worcester

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Leicester secure their place in the Premiership semi-finals for the 12th successive year with a bonus-point win over Worcester.

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Watford 3-2 Aston Villa

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4:37 pm

Troy Deeney scores two late goals to deny Aston Villa what would have been only their fourth league win of the season.

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Warrenpoint down after last-day drama

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Warrenpoint Town are relegated from the Irish Premiership after sensational finishes to two crucial games.

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Players always on my side, says Deila

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Celtic manager Ronny Deila insists he “never lost the dressing room” after his side all but seal another Premiership title.

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Real Sociedad 0-1 Real Madrid

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Gareth Bale heads a late winner for Real Madrid to keep them in La Liga title contention.

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Heart of Midlothian 1-3 Celtic

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Defending champions Celtic all but seal a fifth straight Scottish top-flight title by beating Hearts at Tynecastle.

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Ards clinch promotion to Premiership

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 3:55 pm

Ards secure their return to the Irish Premiership by beating Loughgall 3-0 to clinch the Championship One title.

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Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Cardiff City

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 3:54 pm

Gary Hooper scores twice as Sheffield Wednesday seal their Championship play-off place by beating Cardiff at Hillsborough.

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Bayern Munich 1-1 Borussia Monchengladbach

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Bayern Munich must wait for a fourth successive Bundesliga title after being held to a 1-1 draw by Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Cardiff Blues 27-40 Ospreys

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Rhys Webb scores two of Ospreys’ six tries as they boost European Champions Cup qualification hopes while ending those of Cardiff Blues.

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AUDIO: Audio: Irish Premiership

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Radio Ulster coverage as the battle to avoid relegation from the Premiership goes down to the final round of games.

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Hill’s ashes scattered at Coventry City

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 12:55 pm

The ashes of ex-Coventry City manager and chairman Jimmy Hill are scattered at the club’s stadium.

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In search of the real Claudio Ranieri

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 9:21 am

Why the Leicester manager’s steel and focus has earned him the nickname the ‘English Roman’ by the people who know him best.

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Townsend praise for departing Warriors

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:24 am

As Glasgow Warriors romp to the top of the Pro12, head coach Gregor Townsend hails the players leaving the club.

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Saturday’s Scottish Gossip

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:49 am

Dundee United boss bemoans ‘toxic’ atmosphere at club as Celtic manager prepares for possible title party.

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Saturday’s Premier League previews

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 5:51 am

Match previews for Saturday’s six Premier League fixtures, with relegation rivals Newcastle, Norwich and Sunderland all in action.

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A city gripped by football fever

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:33 pm

Leicester City are on the brink of pulling off one of sport’s greatest fairytales – but what impact have they had on the people of the city?

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Standard Liege cancel Valdes loan

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:53 pm

Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has loan spell with Belgian club Standard Liege terminated.

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Football director used ‘Nazi’ hashtags

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:46 pm

A Leeds United director is criticised after using the hashtags ‘ss’ and ‘gestapo’ on social media while posting about a new haircut.

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The banks demanded I stayed – Wenger

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:18 pm

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says banks demanded he committed to the club to help secure the loans required to fund the Emirates Stadium.

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Cardiff can do something special – Slade

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 9:21 pm

Boss Russell Slade believes Cardiff can achieve “something special” in their key Championship match at Sheffield Wednesday.

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Birmingham City 2-2 Middlesbrough

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 9:15 pm

Middlesbrough edge a point clear at the Championship summit at least temporarily, despite being held by Birmingham City.

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Paris St-Germain 4-0 Rennes

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:54 pm

Champions Paris St-Germain equal their own Ligue 1 points record with an easy win over Rennes.

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Derry unbeaten run ended by Sligo

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Derry City’s nine-match unbeaten run is ended as Sligo clinch a deserved 2-0 League of Ireland win at the Brandywell.

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Munster 27-19 Edinburgh

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:43 pm

Munster boost their hopes of securing a European Champions Cup spot and dent Edinburgh’s qualification prospects in Cork.

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Sale 11-12 Gloucester

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:38 pm

Greig Laidlaw kicks Gloucester to a 12-11 victory over Sale to deliver a blow to the Sharks’ Premiership top-six hopes.

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Glasgow Warriors 70-10 Zebre

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:22 pm

Leone Nakarawa grabs a hat-trick as Glasgow Warriors run in 10 tries to demolish Zebre 70-10 and move top of the Pro12.

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Leicester a breath of fresh air – Mata

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Manchester United’s Juan Mata says Leicester’s Premier League title challenge is a “little bit of fresh air”.

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Treviso 22-21 Connacht

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:52 pm

Connacht’s hopes of securing a home semi-final in the Pro12 play-offs suffer a huge blow they lose 22-21 to Treviso in Italy.

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WBA appoint Hammond technical director

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 6:51 pm

West Brom appoint Nicky Hammond as technical director, ending his 20-year association with Reading.

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FA Cup final to kick off at 17:30 BST

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 4:46 pm

The FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace on 21 May, which will be shown live on BBC One, will kick-off at 17:30 BST.

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Scottish Premiership match previews

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Celtic can wrap up the title this weekend, while Kilmarnock look to make up ground on Hamilton at the bottom end of the table.

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Platini decision to come by 9 May

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 4:17 pm

Uefa president Michel Platini will learn by 9 May if his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport is successful.

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Melville to replace Andrew in RFU role

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Rob Andrew will step down as RFU director of professional rugby at the end of the season, to be replaced by Nigel Melville.

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Footballer says accuser ‘wanted sex’

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2:48 pm

A former Premier League footballer accused of raping a woman he met in a nightclub tells a court she wanted to have sex with him.

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Arsenal lost title at home, says Wenger

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2:38 pm

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his side have played some home games “in a very difficult climate” this season.

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Ports fine reduced in appeal to IFA

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Portadown have their fine for undisclosed player payments halved to £5,000 on appeal but a signing ban remains in place.

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Only two Celtic players in team of year

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Aberdeen and Dundee have more players in the PFA Scotland Premiership team of the season than leaders Celtic.

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Previews of Sunday’s matches

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1:29 pm

Team news for Sunday’s Premiership matches.

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Title chance will spur Celtic – Deila

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1:27 pm

Celtic can all but wrap up the title with a win at Hearts and departing boss Ronny Deila expects his team to rise to the occasion.

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Redknapp to join Australian club

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1:18 pm

Ex-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is to join Australian club Central Coast Mariners as a consultant.

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Pochettino to extend Spurs contract

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1:14 pm

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he plans to sign a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2021.

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Man City’s Silva misses Real return leg

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Manchester City midfielder David Silva will miss Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg at Real Madrid.

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The Pompey boy who won the cup for Saints

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 9:09 am

The story behind Southampton’s FA Cup final match-winner Bobby Stokes, 40 years on from his moment of Wembley magic.

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Foxes effect ‘unlikely in Scotland’

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:24 am

Former Leicester City and Scotland defender Matt Elliott does not envisage a Foxes-style fairytale north of the border.

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Portadown name McGibbon as new boss

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:22 am

Pat McGibbon is appointed Portadown manager on a two-year deal despite winning just one game from eight as interim boss.

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The PE teacher on verge of Football League

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 5:32 am

BBC Sport takes a closer look at the PE teacher who is leading a part-time club on a “miracle” push to the Football League.

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‘We’ll throw everything at Villarreal’

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10:47 pm

Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to “throw the kitchen sink” at Villarreal after a 1-0 defeat in their Europa League semi-final first leg.

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Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 9:45 pm

Liverpool’s hopes of reaching their first European final since 2007 suffer a blow as Villarreal score an injury-time winner.

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Nurse concerned over Swansea takeover

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 9:43 pm

American takeover plans at Swansea concern legend Mel Nurse who fears club “going out of the hands of local people.”

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Weah will run for president again

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 9:42 pm

The former international footballer George Weah announces he will run for president of Liberia for a second time.

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Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Sevilla

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 9:41 pm

Europa League holders Sevilla come from behind to earn a draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in the first leg of their semi-final in Lviv.

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Fishlock Euro injury worry for Wales

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:59 pm

Midfielder Jess Fishlock is an injury worry for Wales’ European qualifier against Norway in June after fracturing tibia.

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Ards still need point for promotion

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:25 pm

Championship One leaders Ards will go into their final match against Loughgall still requiring a point for promotion.

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‘Simeone would be called boring in UK’

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone would be labelled “boring” in the Premier League, says Sunderland’s Sam Allardyce.

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Liverpool to pay up to £8m for Ings

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 5:05 pm

Liverpool are told by a tribunal they must pay Burnley up to £8m for striker Danny Ings, who they signed in the summer.

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Birmingham City v Middlesbrough

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday’s Championship game between Birmingham City and Middlesbrough.

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Alli banned for rest of Spurs’ season

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli accepts an FA charge of violent conduct and is banned for the rest of the season.

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Lambert eyes return after Rovers exit

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Paul Lambert cools speculation linking him with Celtic as he aims for a quick return to management after leaving Blackburn.

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Hummels wants Bayern Munich move

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 3:39 pm

Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels wants to leave the club to join Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich next season.

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Agbonlahor steps down as Villa captain

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 3:34 pm

Gabriel Agbonlahor steps down as Aston Villa captain and is also given a “substantial fine” by Aston Villa.

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Palace turn to rugby boss ‘for lift’

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew enlists the help of England rugby coach Eddie Jones to give his side a “little bit of a lift”.

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Three sides meet Premiership standards

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2:34 pm

Championship sides Bristol, Yorkshire Carnegie and Doncaster meet the minimum criteria to be accepted into the Premiership.

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Ashley drops ‘fit and proper’ challenge

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Mike Ashley abandons his legal bid to challenge the Scottish FA’s ruling on Rangers chairman Dave King as a “fit and proper person”.

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Dons chairman unsure of Robinson future

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1:49 pm

MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman is unsure whether Karl Robinson will continue as manager after Championship relegation.

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Police face Hillsborough families action

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1:31 pm

Families of football fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster are pursuing High Court misconduct action against the South Yorkshire and West Midlands police forces, it emerges.

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Munster v Edinburgh (Fri)

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Team news and preview ahead of a vital match in a tight Pro12 scramble for a place in next season’s Champions Cup.

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Manager Lambert to leave Blackburn

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Lambert is to leave the Championship club at the end of the season.

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Sakho given 30-day suspension by Uefa

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho is given a 30-day suspension as Uefa open disciplinary proceedings following a failed drugs test.

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Hatley appointed England scrum coach

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Neal Hatley will leave Premiership club Bath to become England scrum coach at the end of the season.

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Treviso v Connacht (Fri)

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Connacht coach Pat Lam makes 10 personnel changes to his team for the Pro12 trip to Munster as they target a home play-off.

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Scarlets’ Robinson retires after injury

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:48 am

Wales and Scarlets wing Harry Robinson is forced to retire from rugby after failing to recover from a serious neck injury.

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Match off as firework explodes by player

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:45 am

Gothenburg’s home match with Malmo in Sweden’s top-flight is abandoned when a firework explodes under the feet of a substitute.

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Glasgow v Zebre (Fri)

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:41 am

Team news and preview ahead as Glasgow Warriors aim to equal a club record by registering a ninth straight win.

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Drugs ban for 14th Welsh rugby player

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:11 am

Pontypool’s Adam Scanlon becomes the 14th Welsh player to be banned for failing a drugs test.

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Foreign market best for Hearts boss

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10:51 am

Hearts will continue to search overseas because Scottish players are often too expensive, says head coach Robbie Neilson.

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Clattenburg to referee FA Cup final

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10:47 am

Mark Clattenburg will referee the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley on 21 May.

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Police face Hillsborough families action

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10:34 am

Lawyers for Hillsborough families pursue High Court misconduct action against South Yorkshire and West Midlands police forces

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What makes Sale so formidable at home?

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10:25 am

Sale Sharks will go a whole Premiership season unbeaten at home if they avoid defeat by Gloucester on Friday.

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Dons’ Logan signs new two-year deal

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10:23 am

Defender Shay Logan has signed a new two-year deal with Aberdeen, keeping him at Pittodrie until 2018.

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Saracens back row Burger to retire

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 9:58 am

Saracens flanker Jacques Burger will retire from rugby after Sunday’s Premiership game against Newcastle Falcons.

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