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Cisse accepts FA spitting charge

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse accepts a Football Association charge of spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans.

Sexist chanting needs reporting - FA

Fans are urged to report sexist abuse after footage emerges of women officials and staff being subjected to obscene chants.

Rangers on brink of new era - King

Dave King says Rangers are on the brink of a "new era" as he states over £20m will be needed to stabilise the club.

Friday's gossip column

Hodgson wants extended stay as England boss, Matic offered new Chelsea deal, Arsenal and Liverpool chase Morata, plus more.

Cellino Leeds ban extended until May

Leeds United president Massimo Cellino has his disqualification from the club extended to the end of the season.

Petrov returns to Villa as coach

Former Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov will return to the club to work with the first team, says head coach Tim Sherwood.

Fifa ethics boss 'won't take orders'

Fifa's new ethics chief Cornel Borbely says "nobody will interfere" with his task of tackling corruption.

Poyet charged with improper conduct

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is charged by the FA with improper conduct after Tuesday's match against Hull City.

Suarez in Anfield charity return

Luis Suarez is set to make a Liverpool return for the first time since leaving last July by appearing in a charity match.

Juventus 1-2 Fiorentina

Two Mohamed Salah goals give Fiorentina a 2-1 first-leg advantage in their Coppa Italia semi-final against Juventus.

Gutierrez praises comeback support

Newcastle United defender Jonas Gutierrez says he will remember his comeback from testicular cancer for the rest of his life.

Reid signs new West Ham contract

West Ham's New Zealand centre-half Winston Reid agrees a new six-and-a-half-year contract with the Hammers.

Keane summonsed in road rage probe

Football star Roy Keane is summonsed to appear in court over an alleged road rage confrontation with a Greater Manchester taxi driver.

Gomis 'fine' after fainting at Spurs

Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis says he is "fine" after fainting during their Premier League game at Tottenham.

MLS strike avoided after deal agreed

A Major League Soccer strike is avoided after the MLS and players' union agree a new collective bargaining contract.

Forest post £22.9m loss for 2013-14

Nottingham Forest record a loss of £22.9m for last season, an increase of almost £6m on the previous financial year.

Backflip celebration stays - LuaLua

Brighton winger Kazenga LuaLua says he will not stop his backflip goal celebration despite injury concerns.

Fulham v Bournemouth

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Championship game between Fulham and Bournemouth.

Parkinson eyes 'bigger achievement'

Phil Parkinson says a Wembley FA Cup semi-final would be bigger than when Bradford City made the League Cup final.

Kompany dropped to 'refresh' team

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Vincent Kompany was dropped for the win over Leicester to freshen up the side.

Minority can't slur Celtic - Lawwell

Chief executive Peter Lawwell says Celtic's name should not be "slurred" by a few individuals who misbehave at away games.

VIDEO: Evans didn't mean to spit - Van Gaal

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans did not intend to spit at Newcastle's Papiss Cisse, manager Louis van Gaal says.

VIDEO: England beat Finland in Cyprus Cup

England open their Cyprus Cup campaign with a comfortable 3-1 Group B win against Finland.

VIDEO: Win at West Ham massive - Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says their 1-0 victory at West Ham is "massive" for his title-chasing side.

VIDEO: It was scary, but Gomis is fine - Monk

Swansea manager Garry Monk says Bafetimbi Gomis is "fine" after the striker fainted during his side's 3-2 Premier League defeat at Tottenham.

VIDEO: Win most important thing - Pellegrini

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini admits his side's 2-0 win against Leicester was more important than the performance.

VIDEO: Hazard goal was offside - Allardyce

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says he is disappointed with some of the refereeing during his side's 1-0 defeat by Chelsea.

VIDEO: Henderson getting better - Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers says Jordan Henderson's "great strike" shows he is "getting better all the time" as Liverpool beat Burnley.

VIDEO: QPR made Arsenal sweat - Wenger

Arsene Wenger says Queens Park Rangers made his side "sweat" after Arsenal survived late pressure to secure a 2-1 victory at Loftus Road.

VIDEO: We didn't do enough to win - Dyche

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says his side "did not do enough to win" despite a purple patch in the second half of the loss at Liverpool.

VIDEO: Why is Di Maria struggling?

BBC Match of the Day 2 Extra pundits discuss Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria's current form, after he was substituted at half-time during their 2-0 win over Sunderland.

VIDEO: Quickfire with Gordon Strachan

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan gives his quickfire answers to BBC Scotland's Kenny MacIntyre on his career highs and lows.

VIDEO: Villa are alive and kicking - Sherwood

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood says "someone shined down on" his side in their 2-1 victory over West Brom at Villa Park.

VIDEO: Bruce 'baffled' by Poyet reaction

Steve Bruce says Gus Poyet's reaction after an incident involving Jack Rodwell surprised him as Hull City drew 1-1 with Sunderland.

VIDEO: Pulis refuses to criticise Foster

West Brom boss Tony Pulis says Ben Foster will be criticised after conceding a last-minute penalty in their 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa.

VIDEO: Poyet plays down touchline antics

Gus Poyet plays down the incident which led to him being sent to the stands during Sunderland's 1-1 draw at Hull City.

VIDEO: Pardew laments 'soft' Saints goal

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew says his side deserved a point and "let in a soft goal" to lose 1-0 away to Southampton.

VIDEO: Win is key moment in season - Koeman

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman believes his team's late 1-0 win over Crystal Palace could be a "key moment" in their season.

VIDEO: Spurs showed big character - Pochettino

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says it is important to get back to winning ways after his side bounced back from their League Cup final defeat to beat Swansea 3-2.

VIDEO: Man Utd in a rat race - Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal says Manchester United are in a "rat race" to finish in the top four, after needing a late goal to win at Newcastle.

VIDEO: Llambias arrives for Rangers EGM

Rangers chief executive Derek Llambias speaks to BBC Scotland after arriving in Glasgow for Friday's extraordinary general meeting.

VIDEO: Penalty calls surprising - Pearson

Nigel Pearson says the fact Leicester were not awarded a penalty in their 2-0 defeat at Manchester City was "surprising".

VIDEO: Carver 'devastated and annoyed'

Newcastle boss John Carver laments the manner of his side's 1-0 defeat at home to Manchester United.

VIDEO: Everton missing energy - Martinez

Roberto Martinez says his struggling Everton side are "missing energy" after the Toffees lost 2-0 to Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.

VIDEO: QPR boss 'sick' after Arsenal loss

Chris Ramsey says he feels "sick" for his players after Queens Park Rangers lost 2-1 to Arsenal at Loftus Road.

VIDEO: Moses header was magnificent - Hughes

Mark Hughes praises a "magnificent" header from Victor Moses in Stoke City's 2-0 win over Everton.

VIDEO: What's it like to be a female referee?

Three women who have officiated in men's snooker, rugby and football share their experiences with BBC Sport.

VIDEO: FAW chief worried over threat to Wales

Football Association of Wales president Trefor Lloyd Hughes says he cannot support the FA's plans to enter GB teams for the 2016 Olympics.

VIDEO: Highlights - Hearts 10-0 Cowdenbeath

Rampant Hearts notch up a record 10-0 win at home to Cowdenbeath at a goal-laden Tynecastle in the Scottish Championship.

Biting, butting, spitting... what is football's deadliest sin?

As Papiss Cisse and Jonny Evans appear to spit at each other during a game, BBC Sport grades the deadly on-field sins, from dives to leg-breakers.

Deja vu as FA's Olympic plan sparks new row

The Olympics are meant to unite... try telling that to Britain's football officials as a row looms over Rio participation.

Wedding causes Clarke Cup dilemma

Bradford City forward Billy Clarke could find himself in a spot of bother if the Bantams make the FA Cup final.

Lawro's predictions v Circa Waves

How did BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson fare against Circa Waves singer Kieran Shudall?

Wigan's saviour, but legacy tarnished?

Dave Whelan's 20-year reign as Wigan chairman is over, but will an FA charge of using racist language overshadow his success?

Memories of 'world class' Dave Mackay

Craig Brown, John Robertson, Archie Macpherson and Tommy Docherty tell BBC Scotland what made the late Dave Mackay so special.

Manager ins and outs - March 2015

Track the managerial ins and outs and a list of every boss in the top five leagues in England and the Scottish Premiership.

Llambias challenges King before EGM

Chief executive Derek Llambias challenges Dave King to reveal who Rangers' nominated advisor to the stock exchange will be.

Gomis faint 'frightening' - Taylor

Swansea defender Neil Taylor says Bafetimbi Gomis' fainting incident at Tottenham shocked players but praises medical staff.

Cisse & Evans charged with spitting

Manchester United's Jonny Evans and Newcastle's Papiss Cisse are charged with spitting by the Football Association.

Ronaldo wants cutting edge waxwork

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo regularly sends his stylist to a Madrid museum to brush his waxwork's hair.

Lawro's predictions v dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah in forecasting the FA Cup quarter-finals.