Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says criticism of Raheem Sterling is misplaced after he scored twice at Bournemouth.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says he is a head coach and not a manager in an apparent attack on the club's transfer dealings.
Bulgaria coach Ivaylo Petev hopes to bring 33-year-old Monaco striker Dimitar Berbatov out of international retirement.
New tests claim Cameroon player Albert Ebosse died in Algeria after a beating and not from an object thrown by fans.
Newcastle want to sign a goalkeeper on emergency loan ahead of Sunday's derby against Sunderland.
Premier League leaders Chelsea will play Liverpool and Tottenham face Sheffield United in the League Cup semi-finals.
Scunthorpe defeat non-league Worcester City 14-13 in the FA Cup's longest penalty shootout, which lasted 32 spot kicks.
Worcester City manager Carl Heeley says he is "ecstatic", despite going out of the FA Cup on penalties to Scunthorpe.
Former Rangers striker Kevin Kyle thinks most of Rangers' present squad are only at the club for big salaries.
Ashley Cole dismisses Crystal Palace link, Eden Hazard close to new Chelsea deal, Southampton want Wesley Sneijder, plus more.
South Africa coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba puts Bournemouth striker Tokelo Rantie in his draft squad for Africa Cup of Nations.
Steven Naismith signs a three-year contract extension at Everton, which will keep him at the club until 2019.
Bolton striker Max Clayton is out for up to six months after surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
Borussia Dortmund remain in the bottom three of the Bundesliga after conceding a late goal to draw with Wolfsburg.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will spend Christmas with Boston Red Sox in a bid to speed up his return from a thigh injury.
Fifa's independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigns in protest over the handling of his World Cup bidding report.
The British and German army football teams play a match to commemorate 100 years since the World War One Christmas truce.
Ally McCoist remains manager of Rangers after a meeting with board members despite having handed in his notice.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says former striker Thierry Henry has some of the key credentials needed to be a manager.
Radamel Falcao "wants to stay" at Old Trafford but says his long-term future depends on how much playing time he gets.
South American champions San Lorenzo will face Real Madrid in the Club World Cup final after edging past Auckland City.
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says Nigel Clough and his Sheffield United staff showed a lack of respect after Saints' cup loss.
David Moyes's Real Sociedad beat Real Oviedo in the Copa del Rey thanks to an Alfred Finnbogason brace.
Watch the record FA Cup shootout between League One side Scunthorpe United and non-league Worcester City in their second-round replay.
Watch Cristiano Ronaldo attempt a "rabona" in Real Madrid's 4-0 victory over Mexican side Cruz Azul in the Club World Cup semi-final.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he understands the "culture of English cups" and that is why he insists his team take every competition seriously.
Forward Dale Jennings scores a wonderful solo goal to send Barnsley into the FA Cup third round.
Accrington defender Tom Aldred watches his defensive header loop over his goalkeeper's head and trickle narrowly wide during his side's FA Cup second round replay at Yeovil.
BBC Sport looks back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.
An emotional Thierry Henry reveals he initially thought the unveiling of a statue of him outside Emirates Stadium was "a joke", and says he has been left "speechless" by the honour.