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Gareth Bale
03:55 GMT
Real Madrid are determined to keep hold of Gareth Bale despite all costs.

December 27, 2014

2018 Russia World Cup logo
19:02 GMT
The local organising committee for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will have a budget deficit for the next year, the country's Minister for Sport, Vitaly Mutko, warned yesterday.
Phillip Hughes
18:57 GMT
It has been reportedly revealed that a bat, which once belonged to late Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, would be placed on Mount Everest in a tribute to the batsman.
Javier Aguirre
18:40 GMT
Japan national football coach Javier Aguirre on Saturday strongly denied any involvement in match-fixing allegations in Spain.
Mario Balotelli
17:57 GMT
The Italian has scored just two goals in all competitions since his €20 million move to Liverpool from AC Milan but the Reds boss insists he will not be leaving in January

December 26, 2014

Arsenal 2-1 QPR: Gunners cling on for win after Giroud red card
20:02 GMT
Olivier Giroud's red card early in the second half set up a nervy finish but goals from Alexis Sanchez and Tomas Rosicky secured the points for Arsene Wenger's side
West Brom 1-3 Manchester City: Impressive Blues keep pace with Chelsea
17:37 GMT
Goals from Fernando, Yaya Toure and David Silva made sure it was a comfortable afternoon in the snow for the champions despite Brown Ideye's late consolation
Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle: Vintage Rooney stars for Red Devils
17:34 GMT
The England striker scored twice and set up the third for Robin van Persie as Louis van Gaal's men made it seven wins from their last eight Premier League matches
Burnley 0-1 Liverpool: Sterling gets Rodgers’ Reds back to winning ways
17:32 GMT
Sterling's first league goal since early September was enough to give the Merseysiders a much needed victory at Turf Moor against the struggling Clarets
No alcohol sign (picture courtesy of
15:19 GMT
Doctors have urged ministers to put a ban on alcohol firms from sponsoring sports clubs and events, as they fear that the "outrageous" practice is fuelling underage drinking by children.
Chelsea 2-0 West Ham: Terry & Costa on target for classy Blues
15:01 GMT
The Blues put in a routine showing to maintain their lead over Manchester City as Sam Allardyce's much-changed Irons team struggled to impose themselves

December 25, 2014

Saudi female supporters won't be able to attend the match between Al Ittihad and Al Hilal
20:18 GMT
Saudi Arabian authorities have intensified security around a stadium in the Red Sea city of Jeddah to ensure no woman could sneak in to watch a football match.
Yaya Toure
15:57 GMT
The Man City, Dortmund and Lille men make up the three-man pool of players up for the continent's most prestigious solo award
PSG squad
14:54 GMT
Ooredoo’s coaching clinic initiative with Paris Saint-Germain FC has rolled out across the MENA region over the past month, delighting and engaging young footballers with sessions in Tunisia and Qatar.
2022 World Cup logo
14:50 GMT
Organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have filmed an ad to promote the scandal-hit tournament nearly 5,000 miles away from the desert nation in southern Spain.

December 24, 2014

Rafa Benitez
19:37 GMT
Rafa Benitez has said his Napoli team will visit Qatar in the future during a winter tour to enjoy the facilities at the Aspire Academy. Napoli defeated Juventus in a penalty shootout to win their second SuperCoppa TIM in Doha on Monday.
Lance Armstrong
19:31 GMT
Disgraced former US cyclist Lance Armstrong has claimed that he would never cheat at golf because the sport has a code of honour which they never had in cycling.
Barcelona squad
14:51 GMT
Luis Enrique’s side will fly to the Middle East between Liga matches against Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao
Mohamed Salah
14:13 GMT
The Egyptian has made just six appearances in all competitions under Jose Mourinho this season and is one of a number of names on the Nerazzurri's January wish list
Mario Balotelli
13:52 GMT
Controversial Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has admitted that he was 'naive' for his Super Mario post on social media, that got the Italian banned for Sunday's 2-2 draw against Arsenal.

December 23, 2014

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
23:01 GMT
The club president is confident they can afford heavy investment in the future and says they will eventually replace the Swede with another global star
Lionel Messi
16:45 GMT
The Blaugrana wished their fans a happy Christmas in this amusing festive message
Arsenal squad
16:42 GMT
Arsenal became the third most followed team on the social network after becoming the first Premier League club to reach five million followers on Twitter.
Mario Balotelli
16:37 GMT
The striker was handed a one-match suspension, and fined £25,000, after posting a controversial image on Instagram, but his "naivety and apology" reduced the punishment
A tough season awaits Ferrari according to Marchionne
14:07 GMT
Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne has said that 2015 formula one season would be another testing year for the team after enduring a disappointing season in the previous edition.
Roger Federer
11:03 GMT
In an attempt to aid disadvantaged children in Africa and Switzerland, 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka has raised over a million dollars in a blockbuster fund-raising tennis exhibition held in Zurich.

December 22, 2014

Stoke City 0-2 Chelsea: Terry & Fabregas keep Mourinho's men three points clear
22:17 GMT
The Blues went ahead inside two minutes thanks to their skipper, before the Spanish playmaker wrapped up the three points late on to keep second-placed Manchester City at bay
Juventus 2-2 Napoli AET (5-6 on pens): Benitez's men seal Supercoppa after epic shootout
20:55 GMT
Carlos Tevez and Gonzalo Higuain scored two apiece to take the clash to spot-kicks, where Simone Padoin missed the crucial effort to hand the trophy to the Partenopei
2014 Brazil World Cup had its fair share of surprises
17:07 GMT
The Sochi Olympics and Brazil World Cup dominate sport in 2014 but also make headlines away from the playing field in 2014.
England's David Beckham (L) and Wayne Rooney (R) pose during a photocall to launch The England 2018 / 2022 World Cup bid back in 2009
16:00 GMT
A FIFA official has revealed that despite England's failed bid to host the World Cup in 2018, the nation had been by far the strongest contender, questioning that how could they have got only two votes.
Bernie Ecclestone
13:49 GMT
A German bank is on course to take legal proceedings against Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone and his family trust fund for 345 million euroson account of the sale of its stake in Formula One.
 Muhammad Ali
10:50 GMT
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital on account of diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia.

December 21, 2014

Yas Marina Circuit
22:52 GMT
The 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the most successful to date with the largest ever capacity at 60,000 people, marking an increase of 5,000 tickets over the 2013 edition, said event organisers.
Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal: Skrtel rescues a point for 10-man Reds (picture courtesy of
18:27 GMT
The Gunners made the most of their only two shots on target all game but the hosts, who dominated proceedings for the majority, equalised in the 97th minute with a powerful header
Prince Ali
15:29 GMT
The resignation of World Cup corruption investigator Michael Garcia hopefully has inflicted a damaging blow to the re-election prospects of Fifa president Sepp Blatter. For it is believed to have finally convinced Prince Ali of Jordan, potentially his most credible rival, to challenge him next year.
Nicolas Gaitan
14:11 GMT
English soccer giant Manchester United are reportedly confident of sealing three successful deal in the transfer window in January for a staggering amount worth 80 million pounds.
Louis van Gaal
09:15 GMT
Manchester United football team manager Louis van Gaal believes losing points against teams like Aston Villa could hamper their hopes of claiming the Premier League title.

December 20, 2014

Real Madrid 2-0 San Lorenzo: Ramos and Bale seal world title in Morocco
21:51 GMT
A header from the defender was followed up by a second-half strike from the Wales star as Carlo Ancelotti's men finished 2014 in style
Club World Cup: Cruz Azul 1-1 Auckland City (pens 2-4): Kiwis claim third place
20:06 GMT
Ryan De Vries put the New Zealanders ahead and although their Mexican opponents levelled through Joao Rojas, Ramon Tribulietx's men prevailed in the shootout
2022 Qatar World Cup logo
17:31 GMT
Despite FIFA executives unanimously agreeing to publish a legally appropriate version of a report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption, the world football's governing body insisted that Russia and Qatar would stay as hosts of the 2018 and 2022 tournaments respectively.
Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United: Falcao on target but Red Devils held by 10 men (picture courtesy of
17:16 GMT
The loanee scored his second goal on his second start, but Christian Benteke's earlier opener saw the resurgent club fail to record a seventh consecutive Premier League win
Manchester City 3-0 Crystal Palace: Silva & Toure see off stubborn Eagles
16:44 GMT
The Spaniard was the difference with a second-half salvo, although the dogged visitors saw James McArthur's header incorrectly ruled out before the Ivorian settled the game

December 19, 2014

Two legends announced their retirement after stellar careers
22:01 GMT
This week at Barça: Adieu Henry and Abidal, goals in the Cup and Premier League opposition
Rafael Nadal
15:42 GMT
World number three Rafael Nadal has revealed that his Australian Open preparations are on course following his recovery from appendix surgery.
Novak Djokovic
15:06 GMT
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been chosen as the men's and women's world champions for 2014 by the International Tennis Federation ( ITF).
Bernie Ecclestone
15:02 GMT
Bernie Ecclestone has been re-appointed to the Formula One board that runs the commercial aspect of the company, joining ex-Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo and businessman Paul Walsh in the board.
Fifa logo
02:51 GMT
The Fifa Executive Committee has assembled for its two-day meeting in Marrakech with the notorious Garcia report at the heart of its agenda

December 18, 2014

Gareth Bale
16:29 GMT
Manchester United planning £90 million (€114m) move for Gareth Bale.
Usain Bolt
14:03 GMT
Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt is against the changes to Olympics athletics programmes and has termed the reports suggesting the 200-metres being among five events at risk of being removed from the Games as ridiculous, saying that it must not happen.
Fernando Alonso
13:24 GMT
Double-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso said that he is looking forward to attain success with the newly joined McLaren-Honda team.
San Lorenzo 2-1 Auckland City AET: Matos breaks New Zealand hearts to book Real Madrid clash
02:54 GMT
Angel Berlanga's goal threatened another major upset at the Club World Cup but the Argentines did enough to scrape into the final

December 17, 2014

ES Setif 2-2 Western Sydney Wanderers (5-4 on pens): Algerians seal Club World Cup fifth spot
20:28 GMT
An 88th-minute equaliser from Vitor Saba took the encounter to spot-kicks but Toufik Zerara held his nerve to seal the victory
Lewis Hamilton
18:01 GMT
ormula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said that he has been able to get past setbacks quickly, admitting that he is aiming for another championship title.
Michael Garcia
17:50 GMT
The former United States attorney led the investigation by Fifa's Ethics Committee into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments
Andy Murray
12:59 GMT
Andy Murray will line up at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship here next month with plans to get his year off to a perfect start with a victory.
Taarabt escalates pressure on Balotelli terming him 'no world class player'
08:48 GMT
Moroccan international Adel Taarabt has confessed that Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli never struck him as a world-class player, thus escalating pressure on him on the account of a poor run at Liverpool.

December 16, 2014

Cruz Azul 0-4 Real Madrid: European champions smash Mexicans to reach Club World Cup final
22:07 GMT
Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema's goals in the first half left the Concacaf club - who had a penalty saved - trailing before Gareth Bale and Isco cleaned up in the latter 45 minutes
Fifa logo
16:12 GMT
FIFA dismissed Michael Garcia's appeal against the summary of his investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, which were awarded to Russia and Qatar, on Tuesday.
Real Madrid v Cruz Azul Preview: Blancos begin bid for fourth world title
16:10 GMT
The European champions will be heavy favourites to progress to the final with their Mexican opponents making what is their maiden appearance in the tournament
Thierry Henry
15:30 GMT
Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from football after a trophy-laden career that spanned 20-years and has taken up a media role now.
Rory McIlroy
13:38 GMT
Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy has been named as BBC Northern Ireland's Sport Personality of 2014 after Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton beat him by a small margin for the main national award.
Tiger Woods
11:51 GMT
Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods would design the new 18-hole championship golf course in Dubai to be built by luxury real estate developers, DAMAC Properties and operated by The Trump Organization.

December 15, 2014

Champions League knockout fixture dates
23:30 GMT
Uefa Champions League round of 16 fixture dates
David De Gea
16:35 GMT
The Spanish goalkeeper earned rave reviews again for his heroics in Sunday's 3-0 win over Liverpool but his compatriot would prefer that he had fewer saves to make
Europa League draw
13:46 GMT
The Serie A outfit will have to deal with the Eredivisie giants, while a tricky trip to Turkey awaits Brendan Rodgers' struggling Reds
The English champions will have to deal with the Spanish giants, while Chelsea were paired with PSG again
11:38 GMT
The English champions will have to deal with the Spanish giants, while Chelsea were paired with PSG again
Cristiano Ronaldo
09:54 GMT
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been crowned BBC's Oversees Sports Personality 2014 award as he upstaged tennis player Serena Williams, boxer Floyd Mayweather and MotoGP rider Marc Marquez to claim the coveted prize.

December 14, 2014

Real Madrid squad
22:13 GMT
Real Madrid will make their Club World Cup debut in Marrakesh rather than Rabat this season after Tuesday's semi-final with Cruz Azul was moved due to pitch problems.
Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool: Rooney & Van Persie on target as hosts march on
15:41 GMT
Manchester United's resurgence continued on Sunday as rivals Liverpool were easily beaten 3-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Franck Ribery
13:37 GMT
The ex-France international says he is settled in Bavaria and feels happily married to the club, but nonetheless admitted that he is open to a new experience elsewhere
Lewis Hamilton
13:22 GMT
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has lauded compatriot golf star Rory McIlroy for having had a phenomenal year ahead of their showdown tonight for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
Manchester United squad
10:09 GMT
Glazers promise to spend huge amounts of money in bid to convert Man U into Galacticos club worth 3 bln pounds