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Celtic reach Champions League with 8-4 aggregate win

Leigh Griffiths scored the final goal of an enthralling match in Kazakhstan Celtic completed an 8-4 aggregate win to reach the Champions League group stage despite a scare in Astana. Leading 5-0 from the first leg, Brendan Rodgers’ side fell behind on the night when Dimitri Shomko’s shot was diverted into the net by Kristoffer […]

Barcelona sue Neymar over world record transfer to Paris St-Germain

Neymar criticised the Barcelona board earlier this week Barcelona are suing former player Neymar for 8.5m euros (£7.8m) over his world record move to Paris St-Germain. The Brazil international made the 222m euro (£200m) move to the French club in August after buying out his contract. Barcelona now want him to return a renewal bonus […]

Tevez, Kuyt & Heinze among footballers named in hackers’ leak

Gabriel Heinze (l) and Carlos Tevez (r) played together for Argentina in the 2010 World Cup Ex-Premier League players Carlos Tevez, Dirk Kuyt and Gabriel Heinze have been named by hackers Fancy Bears as three of the footballers cleared to use banned medicines at the 2010 World Cup. The trio were among 25 players given […]

Sampson retains FA backing over Aluko claims

Media playback is not supported on this device Eniola Aluko speaks to BBC sports editor Dan Roan England women boss Mark Sampson retains the full support of the Football Association after being accused of “bullying and discrimination” by striker Eniola Aluko. Sampson, 34, has been cleared of wrongdoing by two investigations and vehemently denies the […]

Southampton sign £15m Lazio defender Hoedt

Wesley Hoedt has won four caps for the Netherlands Southampton have signed Netherlands centre-back Wesley Hoedt from Lazio for £15m on a five-year deal. Hoedt, 23, joined the Serie A side from AZ Alkmaar in 2015 and made his full international debut earlier this year. Saints vice-chairman Les Reed said Hoedt is “one of the […]

Barcelona to sue Neymar over move to Paris St-Germain

Barcelona are to sue former player Neymar over his 222m euro (£200m) world record move to Paris St-Germain. The Brazil international made the move to the French club after they met his buyout clause earlier this month. Barcelona are claiming breach of contract over a bonus payment triggered when Neymar signed a new five-year contract […]

Tevez, Kuyt & Heinze among footballers named in hackers’ leak

Gabriel Heinze (l) and Carlos Tevez (r) played together for Argentina in the 2010 World Cup Ex-Premier League players Carlos Tevez, Dirk Kuyt and Gabriel Heinze have been named by hackers Fancy Bears as three of the footballers cleared to use banned medicines at the 2010 World Cup. The trio were among 25 players given […]

Chelsea ‘commend’ Aluko after ‘bullying’ claims

Media playback is not supported on this device Eniola Aluko speaks to BBC sports editor Dan Roan Chelsea have “commended” Eniola Aluko for “speaking of her experiences” after she accused England boss Mark Sampson of “bullying and discrimination”. Sampson, 34, has been cleared of wrongdoing by two investigations and vehemently denies the claims made by […]

Rooney’s focus on Everton over England after 200th Premier League goal

Rooney celebrated his 200th goal by cupping his hands to his ears in front of the City supporters Striker Wayne Rooney says he is “focusing on Everton” rather than an international recall after scoring his 200th Premier League goal. Rooney, 31, netted the opener in Monday’s 1-1 draw at Manchester City – his second goal […]

Eniola Aluko: Kick It Out wants new FA inquiry into England striker’s claims

Media playback is not supported on this device Eniola Aluko speaks to BBC sports editor Dan Roan The Football Association should conduct “a comprehensive and independent review” into Eniola Aluko’s claims against England boss Mark Sampson, says anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out. The footballer, 30, has accused Sampson of “bullying and discrimination”. Sampson, 34, […]

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