'Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's the best manager I've ever had.' - David Beckham
Ronny Deila suffers a nightmare first loss as Celtic boss with a 4-1 loss to Legia Warsaw in the Champions League qualifiers.
Everton sign Belgian World Cup striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for a club record fee of £28m.
Vanishing spray used by referees at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will be used in Premier League games next season.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he wants to stay at the Premier League club for "as long as possible".
Julio Grondona, the head of the Argentine FA and Fifa's senior vice-president has died aged 82.
Paul Scholes says he does not expect to return to Manchester United's coaching staff now after taking a TV pundit role.
Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw says boss Louis van Gaal was right to question his fitness after joining the club.
Southampton will have more young players ready to break into the first team, says Arsenal new boy Calum Chambers.
Italian club Lazio sign Netherlands centre-back Stefan de Vrij from Feyenoord for an undisclosed fee.
England's Mark Clattenburg will referee the Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Sevilla in Cardiff on 12 August.
Liverpool complete the £10m signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from French club Lille on a five-year deal.
Everton's England international midfielder Ross Barkley signs a four-year contract extension at Goodison Park.
The father of Argentine football star Carlos Tevez is freed after being kidnapped on the outskirts of Buenos Aires and held for eight hours.
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and striker Jay Rodriguez will not be sold.
Birmingham City sign Celtic's Scotland Under-19 striker Denny Johnstone on a three-year contract.
Middlesbrough sign full-back James Husband from Doncaster, with striker Curtis Main moving the other way.
Former Crewe striker Max Clayton is training with Championship newcomers Wolves, reports BBC Radio Stoke.
The Football Conference announces van leasing company Vanarama as their new sponsor for the next three years.
Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is named as the new manager of Brazilian top-flight team Gremio.
Substitute Romelu Lukaku comes on to great effect, scoring Belgium's second against USA in their last 16 match in Salvador.
County Antrim's Mark Sykes strikes a stunning free-kick against County Down at the Milk Cup.
Belgium's Divock Origi scores a late winner against Russia in their 2014 World Cup Group H game in Rio de Janeiro.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal speaks to BBC Sport about his admiration for Sir Alex Ferguson and says he is "honoured" to be compared to the former manager.
Chelsea's fourth consecutive home win - a 2-1 victory over Bristol Academy moves the Blues level with Birmingham at the top of the Women's Super League.
Greece's Panagiotis Kone forces a fine save from Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina late in the first half.
Premier Section holders Manchester United win 11-0 against Gold Coast Academy in their first game of the 2014 Milk Cup.
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale says the Spanish league is "the most exciting" league and home to the "world's top players".
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal criticises his club's pre-season schedule, blaming "commercial activities" for the large amount of travel his players face.
Spanish lower league side Cultural Leonesa have revealed their new kit for the forthcoming season - a black and white shirt designed to look like a tuxedo.
Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French league club Monaco.
BBC Sport looks back at the six goals that secured Colombia's James Rodriguez the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal pulls up Wayne Rooney and Antonio Valencia during pre-season training to give them tips on shooting.
England captain Steven Gerrard explains his retirement from international football, saying: "I've had to think of me this time".
FA Chairman Greg Dyke has said he believes there is "no chance" Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup during the summer and that the tournament will more likely be staged in November or December.
If new Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal suffers from insecurity, he does a pretty good job of disguising it, writes Simon Stone.
Track all the latest signings day by day throughout the close season.
"We knew we could get shot or a Bengali tiger was going to attack us" - the story behind football's strangest pre-season.
Simon Stone goes out and about in Los Angeles to find out if football is just a passing fix for Americans.
After what was largely considered to be a successful World Cup in Brazil, international attention now turns to Russia.
Track the managerial ins and outs and a list of every boss in the top five leagues in England and the Scottish Premiership.
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes says his team are confident they can produce a positive result against Real Sociedad.
Ashley Williams says Wilfried Bony and Bafetimbi Gomis could form a clinical strike partnership if the Ivorian stays.
Manchester United continue their impressive form in the Premier section of the Milk Cup by beating County Armagh 3-0.
A look back at Steven Gerrard's England career as the captain announces his retirement from international football.
A look at the best statistics from the 2014 Fifa World Cup, featuring the impressive and the downright dismal.
Borini resumes talks with Sunderland, Fellaini's wages could scupper Napoli move, Lovren visa delay plus more.
Former Manchester United manager David Moyes is no longer being investigated over an alleged scuffle in a bar in Lancashire, police say.