Real Madrid in Bale talks – Ancelotti

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says the club are now in talks to sign Tottenham forward Gareth Bale.

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Championship club-by-club preview

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 11:07 pm

BBC Sport presents a Championship guide as QPR, Reading and Wigan aim for an instant return to the Premier League

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Celtic boss content with narrow win

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Manager Neil Lennon is satisfied with “a decent night” after Celtic’s 1-0 Champions League qualifying win at home to Elfsborg.

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VIDEO: Laudrup looking forward to Malmo tie

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Michael Laudrup says it is important Swansea City do not concede a goal in their home first leg against Malmo in the Europa League.

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Fans win Old Trafford ‘protection’

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Trafford Council grants a request by Manchester United Supporters’ Trust to protect Old Trafford from being used for anything other than football.

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Celtic 1-0 Elfsborg

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Kris Commons’s header gives Celtic the edge in their third round Champions League qualifying tie against Elfsborg.

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Man City put five past AC Milan

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Striker Edin Dzeko scores twice as Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-3 in a pre-season friendly in Munich.

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Two county teams into Milk Cup semis

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 8:24 pm

History is made as two Northern Ireland county sides progress to the semi-finals at the Milk Cup youth tournament.

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Surman makes Bournemouth loan move

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Norwich midfielder Andrew Surman has joined Championship side Bournemouth on loan until the end of the season.

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Tonks agrees new Edinburgh deal

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Scotland full-back Greig Tonks signs a contract extension with Edinburgh until 2015.

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Hearts full debt details revealed

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Hearts’ unsecured creditors are likely to receive nothing in the event of an exit from administration via a CVA.

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Bale has Real ‘quality’ – Laudrup

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Gareth Bale has the quality to play for Real Madrid but would face pressure to win trophies at the Bernabeu, says Michael Laudrup.

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Caulker leaves Spurs for Cardiff

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Cardiff City sign Tottenham’s England defender Steven Caulker for a club record fee on a four-year contract.

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McCall backs regional Europa League

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Motherwell boss Stuart McCall believes the Europa League should be regionalised to minimise travel costs for small clubs.

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Hodgson to manage U21s for one game

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 4:28 pm

England manager Roy Hodgson is to take charge of the country’s under-21 side for the match against Scotland on 13 August.

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VIDEO: Ulster dress up for road trip to Donegal

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Mark Anscombe challenges his Ulster squad as he tells them to make their own way to a training session 110 miles away in Donegal Town.

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Man Utd consider record Fabregas bid

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Manchester United are not giving up hope of signing Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and may make a third bid for the Spaniard.

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Benitez ‘died of heart failure’

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Former Birmingham striker Christian Benitez died of heart failure, according to Qatari club El Jaish.

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VIDEO: Goals & thrills – League’s 125 years

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 2:29 pm

A special video featuring some of the most memorable moments from 125 years of the Football League.

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Exeter ‘richest club in the country’

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Chief executive Julian Tagg says Exeter could be regarded as the richest club in England, because of their lack of debt.

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Partick Thistle add duo to squad

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Partick Thistle sign former Aberdeen midfielder Isaac Osbourne and ex-Barcelona youth Simon Colina Dominguez.

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Hughton explains Snodgrass absence

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Norwich boss Chris Hughton says Robert Snodgrass’s absence from Tuesday’s friendly at Brighton was for a “family issue”.

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Magpies’ Abeid joins Panathinaikos

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Newcastle United midfielder Mehdi Abeid joins Greek side Panathinaikos on a season-long loan deal.

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Liverpool FC staff get insults guide

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Staff at Anfield are issued with handbooks listing unacceptable language which might be used by fans on match-days.

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Plumtree named Irish forwards coach

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Ireland appoint John Plumtree as their new forwards coach, with the New Zealander starting in the role in September.

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Coventry offered new Ricoh rent deal

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 11:17 am

Coventry are offered a reduced rent by the Ricoh Arena’s operators in a bid to keep them at the stadium.

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Ards exit for midfielder McCann

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 11:12 am

Former Lisburn Distillery midfielder Ryan McCann leaves Ards just weeks after joining the Premiership new-boys.

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Sales boost for Scottish top flight

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:20 am

More than half of the clubs in the new Scottish Premiership are reporting a rise in season ticket sales.

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Assombalonga in record Posh deal

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:16 am

League One Peterborough United sign Watford striker Britt Assombalonga for a club record fee on a four-year deal.

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VIDEO: Man Utd beat US side in Milk Cup

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:08 am

Manchester United are on course for the semi-finals of the Premier section of the Milk Cup after beating Strikers FC South Coast 2-0.

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Spurr poised for Blackburn move

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:03 am

Defender Tommy Spurr is set to leave Doncaster and join Blackburn on a free transfer, reports BBC Radio Sheffield.

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VIDEO: Milk Cup highlights: Day Two

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 9:42 am

Highlights from Tuesday’s action at the Milk Cup youth tournament in Northern Ireland.

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Fishlock’s delight at Wales’ first Uefa tournament

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 9:19 am

BBC Sport columnist Jess Fishlock on the first Uefa tournament to be held in Wales and England’s “disappointing” Euros

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VIDEO: Howe ready for tough Championship

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 8:00 am

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe tells BBC South Today he is bracing himself for a tough season as the Cherries return to the Championship.

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Michu excited by Bony partnership

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 7:54 am

Swansea City striker Michu is excited about forming a strike partnership with new signing Wilfried Bony.

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Lansdown ‘embarrassed’ by £50m spend

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 7:48 am

Bristol City owner Stephen Lansdown says he is no longer willing to pay “excessive” wages after spending £50m on the club.

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Scarlets want Davies contract talks

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6:48 am

The Scarlets are ready to open contract talks with Wales and British and Irish Lions centre Jonathan Davies.

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League One club-by-club preview

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:55 pm

BBC Sport presents its guide to League One and predicts who will be fighting for promotion and who will be struggling

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Brentford 3-2 Cardiff City

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Premier League new boys Cardiff City surrender a 2-0 lead as they lose a pre-season friendly against League One’s Brentford.

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Birmingham to pay tribute to Benitez

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Birmingham City will hold a minute’s silence before Saturday’s Watford game in tribute to their former striker Christian Benitez.

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Celtic sign Dutch winger Boerrigter

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Celtic complete the signing of Ajax winger Derk Boerrigter ahead of a Champions League transfer deadline.

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VIDEO: Liverpool draw with Cavan/Monaghan

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Liverpool are held to a 1-1 draw by Irish side Cavan/Monaghan in Tuesday’s Milk Cup Junior section game.

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Celtic ready to face on-loan Bangura

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Celtic’s on-loan striker Mo Bangura is set to play against them for Elfsborg in their Champions League qualifier.

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Taylor named NI goalkeeping coach

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Maik Taylor is to succeed Tommy Wright as Northern Ireland goalkeeping coach for the remaining World Cup qualifying games.

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Footballer held over ‘hit and run’

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Birmingham City striker Marlon King is arrested over an alleged hit-and-run crash in central London.

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Foreign move ‘no problem for Bale’

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:42 pm

John Hartson says Gareth Bale could handle the pressure of a transfer to Real Madrid if it happens.

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Coventry creditors’ meeting adjourned

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:41 pm

A creditors’ meeting which could see Coventry come out of administration has been adjourned for the final time.

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Tax charge for Bayern Munich chief

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 2:58 pm

German prosecutors charge the president of European champions Bayern Munich, Uli Hoeness, with tax evasion after a lengthy inquiry.

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Norwich hint at Quagliarella move

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton is not ruling out a move for Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella this summer.

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Dunfermline set for fan ownership

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Fans’ group Pars United will take over Dunfermline as creditors vote in favour of accepting a company voluntary arrangement.

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Cisse ‘raring to go’ after shirt row

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Papiss Cisse says he wants to focus “100% on football” after agreeing to wear Wonga’s logo on his Newcastle United shirt.

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Harper honoured by AC Milan gesture

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Steve Harper is “honoured” an AC Milan legends team will face a Newcastle all-star side in his 20-year charity game.

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‘Football clubs need to diversify’

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Clubs should consider employing a minority person if candidates have equal ability, says an anti-discrimination chief.

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VIDEO: Transfer Tracker – Bale, Suarez latest

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 11:57 am

BBC Sport’s Ben Smith provides the latest news on the summer’s transfer stories, including Gareth Bale’s proposed move to Real Madrid, and the future of Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.

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Solomons to take over at Edinburgh

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:37 am

Edinburgh Rugby appoint former Springboks assistant Alan Solomons as their new head coach.

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Cockerill fails to get ban reduced

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:33 am

Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill fails to reduce a nine-game ban but does succeed in bringing it forward.

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VIDEO: Kick it Out free app launched

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:28 am

The Kick it Out campaign launches a free app to make reporting racism at grounds easier.

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Evatt makes Chesterfield return

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:15 am

Chesterfield re-sign defender Ian Evatt on a two-year deal after his Blackpool exit.

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McLean and Carey join Ross County

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:12 am

Ross County sign former Dundee United defender Brian McLean and ex-Mirren midfielder Graham Carey.

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Bale ‘too young’ for Madrid move

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:11 am

Gareth Bale is too young to leave Tottenham and move overseas by joining Real Madrid, says ex-Spurs boss David Pleat.

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Dale can deal with Grant loss – Hill

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 9:56 am

Manager Keith Hill believes Rochdale can cope with the departure of last season’s top scorer Bobby Grant to Blackpool.

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Blues’ Green bullish on step up

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8:45 am

Birmingham City striker Matt Green feels he will prove the doubters wrong by making the step up to the Championship.

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Cooper to lead Swindon in opener

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8:31 am

Swindon caretaker boss Mark Cooper will be in charge for the opening game of the season against his former club Peterborough.

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VIDEO: Goals galore as Milk Cup kicks off

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8:05 am

The 2013 Milk Cup international youth football tournament kicks-off with 44 teams teams competing in Northern Ireland.

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Amat set for ‘biggest game’ of life

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 6:38 am

Defender Jordi Amat says he is ready to replace the injured Chico Flores for Swansea’s Europa League opener against Malmo.

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League Two club-by-club preview

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 11:06 pm

BBC Sport previews the League Two season with a club-by-club guide to all 24 sides

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Third serious knee injury for Holden

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Scans reveal Bolton’s Stuart Holden suffered another serious knee injury in the United States’ Gold Cup final win.

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Visser wants long-term coaching plan

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Winger Tim Visser wants a long-term plan with Edinburgh poised to announce a new head coach on Tuesday.

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Christian Benitez dies aged 27

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Former Birmingham striker Christian Benitez dies aged 27, after his heart stops following his debut for Qatar’s El Jaish.

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I slept in car on way to top – Moyes

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 10:01 pm

From sleeping in a car to being named Manchester United manager, David Moyes speaks at length about his career

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Huddersfield sign midfielder Hogg

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Huddersfield sign Watford midfielder Jonathan Hogg on a three-year contract.

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Stranraer FC get blues for Gers game

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Stranraer FC’s hopes of cashing in on next month’s visit by Rangers are hit after the club’s stadium capacity is halved.

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Well sign Viking striker on loan

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Motherwell sign up Viking striker Henri Anier after a recommendation from Estonia team-mate Henrik Ojamaa.

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Probe into Lamont injury claims

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 6:04 pm

The Scottish Rugby Union will investigate Rory Lamont’s claim that players are being pressured to play though injuries.

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Hooper lays out England aspiration

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Norwich striker Gary Hooper says he left Celtic for the Premier League to improve his chances of an England call-up.

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Goalkeeper Moore seals Cardiff move

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore joins Cardiff City on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

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Bath sign Samoa back-row Fa’osiliva

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Bath sign Samoa international and former Bristol back-row Alafoti Fa’osiliva.

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Rangers chasing four trophies – Law

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Nicky Law believes Rangers can challenge for silverware on four fronts after scoring twice on his debut.

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Crawley ban fan for Holloway abuse

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Crawley Town ban a supporter for four games for shouting abuse at Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway.

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Saving Hearts needs ‘millions more’

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Hearts’ administrator says bidders need to increase their offer by millions to prevent liquidation of the club.

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Premier League ‘flops’ unfairly written off

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm

South American stars like Juan Sebastian Veron should not be discarded because they failed in England, says Tim Vickery

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Thiago Silva signs new PSG deal

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Brazil centre-back and Barcelona target Thiago Silva signs a new contract with French champions Paris St-Germain.

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Hibernian complete Collins deal

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Striker James Collins expresses delight at completing his £200,000 move to Easter Road from Swindon Town.

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Bale ‘wants to speak to Real Madrid’

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is adamant Gareth Bale will not be sold after he indicated he wants to speak to Real Madrid.

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Legg recalls Swansea Euro adventure

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 11:37 am

Arsene Wenger, George Weah and an 8-0 defeat in Monaco, recalling Swansea City’s last European adventure

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Hearts’ parent company reject bids

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 11:10 am

Hearts’ parent company UBIG reject offers from prospective buyers and face the prospect of liquidation.

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Reina upset over Liverpool exit

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 10:03 am

Goalkeeper Pepe Reina says he “deserved better” after Liverpool decided to loan him to Napoli without telling him first.

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Steele will get NI chance ‘soon’

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 8:53 am

Michael O’Neill says a Northern Ireland call-up is not far off for New York Red Bulls player Jonny Steele.

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McCoist still seeking Ibrox signings

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 8:16 am

Rangers manager Ally McCoist watches his side crush Albion Rovers but says he still aims to add to his squad.

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VIDEO: Best goals of Women’s Euro 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 6:45 am

BBC Sport picks a selection of the best goals from Women’s Euro 2013 in Sweden, won by defending champions Germany.

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Brayford indebted to ex-boss Clough

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 6:20 am

Cardiff City’s new full-back John Brayford says he has a lot to thank his former Derby County and Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough

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Laudrup: No bids for Swansea players

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 6:08 am

Swansea City have received no bids for any of their players during the summer but Michael Laudrup admits that could change.

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Who scored the world’s first league goal?

Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 11:00 pm

How the discovery in a fading old newspaper solved a 125-year-old football mystery

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Spurs confident of signing Soldado

Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Tottenham Hotspur are confident of completing a deal to sign Valencia’s Spain international striker Roberto Soldado.

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Limerick 0-1 Derry City

Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Derry City move up to third in the Premier Division thanks to David McDaid’s second-half strike against Limerick at Thomond Park.

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VIDEO: Keeper’s two stunning penalty saves

Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer saves a penalty in each half to help her side to a 1-0 win in the final of Euro 2013 in Sweden.

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Bittner joins Newport for a month

Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm

League Two newcomers Newport County complete the signing of goalkeeper James Bittner on a short-term deal to provide goalkeeping cover.

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VIDEO: Germany win sixth straight Euro final

Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer saves two penalties to help her side clinch the European Championship for the sixth successive time with a 1-0 win over Norway.

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Albion Rovers 0-4 Rangers

Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Nicky Law scores twice as Rangers comfortably beat Albion Rovers in the opening round of the Ramsdens Cup.

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Newport County 5-2 Aston Villa XI

Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Newport conclude their pre-season preparations ahead of their League Two campaign with victory over a young Aston Villa side

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