The northern hemisphere's most prestigious rugby championship kicks
off once again in February, with coverage of every match from the Six
Nations live and exclusive on the BBC.
The competition begins on the weekend of 5 February with live coverage
of France v Scotland and Wales v England on the Saturday, and Italy
v Ireland on the Sunday.
Coverage is presented by Steve Rider and John
Inverdale, with commentators including Eddie Butler,
Nick Mullins, Brian Moore and Phillip
The journey towards the FA Cup final began back in August 2004 with
the qualifying rounds of the knockout trophy.
The New Year opens with the all important third round of the FA Cup
- the world's oldest and most well known domestic football championship
- when the big guns from the Premiership enter the competition for the
Gary Lineker presents live coverage of three games
over each FA Cup weekend in Match Of The
Day Live, from the third round to the quarter finals.
The BBC also has first choice of the semi-final and live coverage of
the all important final in May.
In addition, Football Focus runs
throughout the year and brings all the latest FA Cup news, views and
World Cup Qualifiers
England's journey towards qualification for the Germany 2006 World
Cup continues with two crucial home qualifiers.
Gary Lineker presents Match
Of The Day Live with exclusive coverage of England v Northern
Ireland and England v Azerbaijan.
Steve Rider presents 14 hours of live coverage from
the prestigious Augusta National course as the world's best golfers
compete for the coveted Green Jacket - awarded each year to the tournament's
Last year's Green Jacket winner, Phil Mickelson, will have tough competition
from the likes of Ernie Els and Tiger Woods, who is still looking for
a fourth Masters victory to take him a step closer to Jack Nicklaus's
Match Of The Day
As the Premiership football season passes the halfway mark, the battle
at both ends of the table starts to heat up - with the fight for the
title, for European qualification and relegation in full flow.
Match Of The Day rounds up all the action on a Saturday, with Gary
Lineker and guests providing comprehensive highlights and analysis
of every game.
And, throughout the season, Football Focus,
Final Score and Score
Interactive continue to bring all the latest news, analysis
and results from all levels of football.
The Grand National
On the second Saturday in April, at 3.45pm, the whole nation stops
for 15 minutes and focuses on an epic battle between 40 horses.
This year sees the 158th running of The Grand National, the world's
most famous steeplechase and the climax of three days of exciting racing.
Sue Barker and Clare Balding present
all the action from Aintree.