Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says beating teams like Aston Villa is a necessity to win the Premier League.
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West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says his club are "breaking barriers" in the Premier League as they are fourth in the table.
New Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore announces he would like to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.
Northampton boss Jim Mallinder admits Dylan Hartley "plays to the edge" after the hooker's sending off against Leicester.
Why did England's one-day selectors decide that Eoin Morgan is the man to lead the side at next year's World Cup?
Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill says the Premiership wage cap "keeps the league competitive".
Manchester United to launch Bale bid, Aaron Lennon in Italian move, Liverpool consider Rodgers replacements, plus more.
Seventh seed Simon Whitlock suffers a shock defeat at the PDC World Darts Championship, losing to world number 34 Darren Webster.
European champions Real Madrid beat Copa Libertadores winners San Lorenzo to lift the Club World Cup.
England one-day captain Eoin Morgan "misses 20 phone calls" from England selector James Whitaker offering him the role.
Manuel Pellegrini believes the next month is crucial as his Manchester City side move level with league leaders Chelsea.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he and his team are still hurting from the 5-1 defeat against Liverpool in February.
Bath keep up the pressure on Premiership leaders Northampton by easing to victory against Gloucester
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Newcastle United and Sunderland.
Charlie Austin's hat-trick helps QPR climb out of the Premier League's bottom three as they came from 2-0 down to beat West Brom.
Richard Wigglesworth scores a second-half hat-trick as Saracens inflict the heaviest loss of the season on London Welsh.
Luis Suarez scores his first league goal for Barcelona who close to within a point of Real Madrid before Spain's winter break.
Rhys Webb goes over twice as Ospreys returned the top of the Pro12 with a bonus-point win over Ulster.
Nicol David saves four successive match points as she beats Raneem el Weleily to win her eighth world title.
Reve De Sivola edges out Zarkandar to win the Grade One Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot for the third consecutive year.
Jason Holder, a 23-year-old all-rounder, replaces Dwayne Bravo as West Indies one-day international captain.
Prize money for next year's Fifa Women's World Cup in Canada is set for a big increase with the winners earning nearly £1.3m.
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American sprinter Tyson Gay's former coach Jon Drummond has been banned for eight years for doping violations.
A 17-year-old is arrested after a boxing world title contender suffered a fractured skull tackling two alleged burglars at a neighbour's home.
Gary Ballance is recalled to England's one-day squad for next month's tri-series in Australia and the World Cup.
Commonwealth time-trial champion Alex Dowsett will try to break the hour world record at the Olympic Velodrome in February.
Prince Harry presents Invictus Games competitors with the Helen Rollason Award at the BBC Sports Personality show.
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal.
Formula 1 bosses are looking into the possibility of introducing more powerful but cheaper engines in the next few years.
Sam Torrance criticises Sir Nick Faldo for labelling Sergio Garcia "useless" before this year's Ryder Cup.
Last year's winner Silviniaco Conti heads 10 possible runners for the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.
The United States Olympic Committee will bid for the 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games - with four cities vying to host.
Forward Eddy Pettybourne is released from his contract with Wigan Warriors for personal reasons.
Dylan Hartley is sent off but Northampton Saints edge out Leicester Tigers in an epic East Midlands derby.
Two-time World Championship finalist Ali Carter is given the all-clear after he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in May.
US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
Andy Murray's former coach, Dani Vallverdu, is appointed by world number seven Tomas Berdych ahead of the 2015 season.
Great Britain's Laura Deas claims silver in the World Cup skeleton after two outstanding runs in Calgary.
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BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on singer Olly Murs in his latest Premier League predictions.
How a multi-millionaire "hockey geek" who looked after the players’ sticks as a boy returned to revive a club’s fortunes.
Removing Alastair Cook as England ODI captain is right and he may eventually see it as a blessing, writes Jonathan Agnew.
With a report into World Cup corruption to - eventually - be released, Sepp Blatter says Fifa's crisis is over. Is he right?
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