Newcastle United 0-1 Sunderland

21 Dec 2014 - Adam Johnson scores in the 90th minute to give Sunderland their fourth successive win over Newcastle in the North East derby.

Pietersen exclusion is 'ludicrous'

21 Dec 2014 - Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden tells the BBC that Kevin Pietersen should be in the England World Cup squad.

Sunday's gossip column

21 Dec 2014 - Manchester United to launch Bale bid, Tottenham want Berahino, Liverpool consider Rodgers replacements, plus more.

Dundee United 2-1 Celtic

21 Dec 2014 - Dundee United beat Celtic 2-1 to go second in the Premiership and move to within four points of the league leaders.

Real Madrid 2-0 San Lorenzo

20 Dec 2014 - European champions Real Madrid beat Copa Libertadores winners San Lorenzo to lift the Club World Cup.

Barcelona 5-0 Cordoba

20 Dec 2014 - Luis Suarez scores his first league goal for Barcelona as they beat Cordoba to close to within a point of Real Madrid.

Video bans for diving a 'disaster'

21 Dec 2014 - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says retrospective bans for diving in the Premier League would be a disaster.

Muhammad Ali down with pneumonia

21 Dec 2014 - Former three-time heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman says.

Liverpool v Arsenal

19 Dec 2014 - Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal.

Flintoff struggles on Brisbane debut

21 Dec 2014 - Former England captain Andrew Flintoff fails to impress on his debut for Brisbane Heat in the Australian Big Bash.

Morgan missed England captain calls

20 Dec 2014 - England one-day captain Eoin Morgan "misses 20 phone calls" from England selector James Whitaker offering him the role.

Hartlepool rule out signing Evans

21 Dec 2014 - League Two club Hartlepool rule out the signing of convicted rapist Ched Evans, who was released in October.

Manchester City 3-0 Crystal Palace

20 Dec 2014 - David Silva scores twice as Manchester City join Chelsea at the top of the table with victory over Crystal Palace.

Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

20 Dec 2014 - Manchester United's six-game winning run ends as Aston Villa survive with 10 men to hold on for a draw at Villa Park.

Levante 1-1 Real Sociedad

20 Dec 2014 - David Moyes is denied a victory for his Real Sociedad side after Levante scored a last-gasp equaliser.

Roma 0-0 Milan

20 Dec 2014 - Roma head into the Serie A winter break three points behind leaders Juventus after being held 0-0 by 10-man AC Milan.

Paris Saint Germain 0-0 Montpellier

20 Dec 2014 - Paris St-Germain miss the chance to go top of Ligue 1 after being held to a goalless draw by Montpellier.

Northampton 23-19 Leicester

20 Dec 2014 - Dylan Hartley is sent off but Northampton Saints edge out Leicester Tigers in an epic East Midlands derby.

Holder named new Windies ODI captain

20 Dec 2014 - Jason Holder, a 23-year-old all-rounder, replaces Dwayne Bravo as West Indies one-day international captain.

Whitlock and Pipe out of Worlds

20 Dec 2014 - Seventh seed Simon Whitlock suffers a shock defeat at the PDC World Darts Championship, losing to world number 34 Darren Webster.

David wins eighth world squash title

20 Dec 2014 - Nicol David saves four successive match points as she beats Raneem el Weleily to win her eighth world title.

The Irishman who is England captain

20 Dec 2014 - Why did England's one-day selectors decide that Eoin Morgan is the man to lead the side at next year's World Cup?

Predictions: Lawro v Olly Murs

20 Dec 2014 - BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on singer Olly Murs in his latest Premier League predictions.

England right to remove Cook - Agnew

19 Dec 2014 - Removing Alastair Cook as England ODI captain is right and he may eventually see it as a blessing, writes Jonathan Agnew.

What next for Fifa and Sepp Blatter?

19 Dec 2014 - With a report into World Cup corruption to - eventually - be released, Sepp Blatter says Fifa's crisis is over. Is he right?

Ron Hill completes 50-year run feat

20 Dec 2014 - Former Olympian Ron Hill completes his ambitious goal of running at least a mile a day for 50 years.

Meet ice hockey’s 'Roman Abramovich'

20 Dec 2014 - How a multi-millionaire "hockey geek" who looked after the players’ sticks as a boy returned to revive a club’s fortunes.

'Sierra Leone has become part of me'

19 Dec 2014 - Ex-Sierra Leone boss Johnny McKinstry, appointed at 27, recounts his departure from the Ebola-hit West African country.

US coach banned for eight years

17 Dec 2014 - American sprinter Tyson Gay's former coach Jon Drummond has been banned for eight years for doping violations.

Ballance in England World Cup squad

20 Dec 2014 - Gary Ballance is recalled to England's one-day squad for next month's tri-series in Australia and the World Cup.

Dowsett in hour world record attempt

19 Dec 2014 - Commonwealth time-trial champion Alex Dowsett will try to break the hour world record at the Olympic Velodrome in February.

Prince Harry presents Invictus award

14 Dec 2014 - Prince Harry presents Invictus Games competitors with the Helen Rollason Award at the BBC Sports Personality show.

Ancelotti hails 'unforgettable' 2014

20 Dec 2014 - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says winning the Club World Cup is the perfect end to an "unforgettable" year.

F1 to consider more powerful engines

20 Dec 2014 - Formula 1 bosses are looking into the possibility of introducing more powerful but cheaper engines in the next few years.

Torrance criticises Faldo comments

17 Dec 2014 - Sam Torrance criticises Sir Nick Faldo for labelling Sergio Garcia "useless" before this year's Ryder Cup.

Derby winner High Chaparral dies

21 Dec 2014 - The 2002 Epsom Derby winner High Chaparral has died after colic surgery, aged 15, in Ireland.

Wigan release forward Pettybourne

20 Dec 2014 - Forward Eddy Pettybourne is released from his contract with Wigan Warriors for personal reasons.

Gloucester 16-39 Bath

20 Dec 2014 - Bath keep up the pressure on Premiership leaders Northampton by easing to victory against Gloucester

Carter gets all-clear from cancer

19 Dec 2014 - Two-time World Championship finalist Ali Carter is given the all-clear after he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in May.

Michael Phelps admits drink-driving

19 Dec 2014 - US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

Berdych appoints Murray's ex-coach

16 Dec 2014 - Andy Murray's former coach, Dani Vallverdu, is appointed by world number seven Tomas Berdych ahead of the 2015 season.

Christie secures World Cup medals

21 Dec 2014 - British short track speed skater Elise Christie wins two bronze medals at the World Cup in South Korea.

VIDEO: Draw leaves Van Gaal 'frustrated'

20 Dec 2014 - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he is "very frustrated" that his side "gave away two points" in their 1-1 draw against Aston Villa.

VIDEO: City adapted to changes - Pellegrini

20 Dec 2014 - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he is pleased with how his side adapted to so many changes in their 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

VIDEO: Top four spot delights Allardyce

20 Dec 2014 - West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce says being in the Premier League's top four is "a great Christmas present" after his side's 2-0 victory over Leicester at Upton Park.

VIDEO: Lambert unhappy with red card

20 Dec 2014 - Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says Gabriel Agbonlahor's red card was not justified as Ashley Young said to Brad Guzan that he made the foul.

VIDEO: Fantastic day for QPR - Redknapp

20 Dec 2014 - Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp describes his side's 3-2 victory over fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion as "a fantastic day".

VIDEO: Toffees must defend better - Martinez

20 Dec 2014 - Everton manager Roberto Martinez says his side "must defend better" after their 3-0 away defeat to Southampton.

VIDEO: Difficult time at Hull - Bruce

20 Dec 2014 - Hull City manager Steve Bruce admits his team are going through a "difficult time" after their 1-0 defeat to Swansea at the KC Stadium.

VIDEO: Ki was incredible for Swans - Monk

20 Dec 2014 - Swansea City manager Garry Monk says Ki Sung-Yeung's performance was "incredible" in their 1-0 victory over Hull City.

VIDEO: Foxes are not quitters - Pearson

20 Dec 2014 - Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson says West Ham's opening goal was "a big blow" as his side fell to a 2-0 Premier League defeat at Upton Park.

VIDEO: Dyche questions Kane goal decision

20 Dec 2014 - Burnley manager Sean Dyche questions the referees decision not to give a push from Harry Kane in the build up to Tottenham's first goal in their 2-1 loss at White Hart Lane.

VIDEO: McArthur was miles onside - Warnock

20 Dec 2014 - Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock says a disallowed goal from "miles onside" James McArthur would have changed the course of his side's 3-0 defeat by Manchester City.

VIDEO: Pochettino hails Lamela strike

20 Dec 2014 - Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Erik Lamela's winner is "unbelievable" and is better than Ashley Barnes' effort as his side win 2-1 at home to Burnley.

VIDEO: Albion deserved to win - Irvine

20 Dec 2014 - West Brom boss Alan Irvine hails QPR striker Charlie Austin as "a top player" after his hat-trick consigned the Baggies to a 3-2 Premier League defeat at Loftus Road.

VIDEO: Saints outstanding in win - Koeman

20 Dec 2014 - Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says his side "were outstanding" during their 3-0 victory at home to Everton.

Khan to visit Pakistan after attack

21 Dec 2014 - British boxer Amir Khan plans to travel to Pakistan to show support for the 141 victims of the school massacre in Peshawar.

World Cup bobsleigh first for women

21 Dec 2014 - Elana Meyers Taylor and Kaillie Humphries become the first women to race in a four-person World Cup bobsleigh event.