World Cup winner Gotze out with ‘metabolic disturbances’

World Cup winner Mario Gotze has been ruled out "for the time being" because of "metabolic disturbances", his club Borussia Dortmund have said.The Germany midfielder, 24, has been limited to nine Bundesliga starts because of muscular problems since r

Roger Federer beats Benoit Paire on return to action at Dubai Championships

Roger Federer won his first match since winning an 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open as he saw off France's Benoit Paire in just 54 minutes at the Dubai Championships.The 35-year-old Swiss, ranked 10th, won 6-1 6-3 and goes on to face Mikh

Wagner and Monk banned by FA over touchline altercation

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner has been given a two-match touchline ban and a £6,000 fine after his altercation with Leeds counterpart Garry Monk.Wagner sprinted down the touchline to join his players in celebrating their late winner before cla

Henderson ruled out as Shakespeare leads Leicester against Liverpool

TEAM NEWSLeicester City have no new injury concerns ahead of their first game since the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.Caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare will assess the fitness of Islam Slimani and Leonardo Ulloa, who are still nursing respective groin an

England to face Italy & Austria in Euro warm-ups

England women will play Italy and Austria in April in their last home games before this summer's European Championship in the Netherlands.Mark Sampson's side will host Italy at Port Vale's Vale Park on Friday, 7 April, three days before meeting Austr

Shakespeare in frame for longer-term Leicester job

Caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare is firmly in contention for the Leicester manager's job on a longer-term basis following Claudio Ranieri's sacking. Shakespeare was Ranieri's assistant and is popular with the club's players.And the 53-year-old could

Palace team coach vandalised before home match

Crystal Palace's team coach was vandalised prior to Saturday's 1-0 win over Middlesbrough, with the club's name and colours sprayed on to it. Contrary to speculation, the coach had not been provided for Boro to use for their visit to Selhurst Park.Th

Dario Gradi to appeal against FA suspension

Dario Gradi is to appeal against his Football Association suspension from working in football.One source has told the BBC the hearing is "imminent".Solicitors for Gradi, who was Crewe's director of football at the time of his suspension, are believed

Southampton: Claude Puel wants video technology for offside after EFL Cup final

Southampton manager Claude Puel says he would like to see video technology used for offside after Manolo Gabbiadini's disallowed goal in the 3-2 EFL Cup final defeat by Manchester United. Gabbiadini scored twice to bring Saints level at 2-2, but saw

Watford: Mauro Zarate suffers cruciate ligament injury in draw with West Ham

Watford forward Mauro Zarate faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in Saturday's 1-1 draw with West Ham.The 29-year-old was taken off on a stretcher in his third appearance since joining from Fiorentina in

FA People’s Cup 2017: How on earth did he score from there?

Watch a stunning solo goal from one of the Black Spartans team playing in the Adult Males category of the 2017 FA People's Cup first round.READ/WATCH MORE: Relive Sunday's action from the FA People's Cup first-roundFootage courtesy of Goals ElthamIf

Mourinho’s 19 trophies, Pulis’ points haul, Kane’s killer instinct & Holebas’ dirty dozen

Jose Mourinho joins the League Cup legends, the Premier League has a new card-collecting enforcer - and is Tony Pulis hitting the peak of his powers?BBC Sport takes a look at the quirkiest and more interesting statistics from the weekend.Mour mour mo

Harry Kane: Tottenham striker one of the best in the world, says Pochettino

Media playback is not supported on this device Harry Kane is one of the top strikers in the world, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said after the England man scored his third hat-trick of 2017.K

Madrid go top after dramatic comeback

Real Madrid came from 2-0 down to record a remarkable win at Villarreal, a victory that saw them return to the top of La Liga.The pivotal moment came at 2-1 when Villarreal's Bruno was adjudged to have handled in the area, although it was disputed if

Whose presence rivals Roy Keane’s? Read Garth’s team of the week & pick your own

Jose Mourinho won his first trophy as Manchester United manager, his side beating Southampton in a thrilling EFL Cup final.In the Premier League, Chelsea maintained their surge to the title by beating Swansea, while Tottenham are looking to chase the

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Jose Mourinho wants Man Utd striker to stay

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to stay at the club for another year.Ibrahimovic, 35, joined the Premier League side on a free transfer from Paris-St Germain for a year, with the option of extending his contra

Murray ‘ready to go’ in Dubai after shingles

Andy Murray says he has recovered from a bout of shingles as he prepares to return to action at the Dubai Tennis Championships this week.The British world number one has not played since losing in the fourth round of the Australian Open five weeks ag

Messi’s late winner sends Barca top

Lionel Messi scored a late winner as Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid to move top of La Liga.Rafinha gave Barca the lead when Luis Suarez - who had an effort ruled out - took a shot which ricocheted off two defenders to land at his feet.Diego Godin lev

East Anglian derby ends in a draw

Jacob Murphy's equaliser for Norwich City at Carrow Road extended Ipswich Town's wait of almost eight years for a victory in an East Anglian derby.Jonas Knudsen, who netted in the reverse fixture in August, met Jordan Spence's second-half cross to pu

O’Neill rules himself out of Leicester job and criticises player influence

Former Leicester City manager Martin O'Neill has ruled himself out of replacing Claudio Ranieri as Foxes' boss and has criticised the influence of players in modern football.Staff and players have denied there was a revolt against the Italian, who wa

Celtic legend McNeill has dementia

The family of former Celtic manager and player Billy McNeill have confirmed he has dementia. Mr McNeill, who has been described as the club's "greatest ever captain", led the team which won the European Cup in 1967. His family told a Sunday newspaper

Sir Mo Farah: I am a clean athlete

Great Britain's Sir Mo Farah says he is a "clean athlete" after a leaked report suggested his American coach may have broken anti-doping rules to boost the performance of some of his athletes.The leaked US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) report, dated Mar

Tottenham v Stoke City – team news & stats

TEAM NEWSTottenham have no new reported injury problems after their midweek Europa League exit.Left-back Danny Rose (knee) and midfielder Erik Lamela (hip) both remain on the sidelines.Stoke's Xherdan Shaqiri could return after missing three weeks wi

Claudio Ranieri: BBC Radio Leicester’s open letter after saying goodbye to ex-Foxes boss

<!--<!--><!-->After Claudio Ranieri was sacked as Leicester City boss this week, BBC Radio Leicester reporters Ian Stringer and Jason Bourne went to see him. Here is their open letter about the encounter from the BBC Leicester Sport Fa

Man Utd v Southampton – EFL Cup final preview

Media playback is not supported on this device BBC coverageHow to follow:Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport websiteMartin Caceres could make his debut