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Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars
The Irish side meet Eoin Morgan’s men in the first of three one-day internationals on Thursday at Southampton.
Xavi hits out at 'unfounded criticism' of Qatar, expresses Barca ambition
The former Spain international also said he was ‘fine’ after testing positive for coronavirus.
Details confirmed for Premier League 2020-21 season
The new campaign’s final round is set to be played on 23 May, 2021, while it will begin on 12 September.
Planning underway for fans in Britain to return to sports stadiums in October
The World Snooker Championship, the Glorious Goodwood horse racing festival and two county cricket friendly matches will be among pilot events.
‘I prefer to play Europa League than to not play’ – Jose Mourinho
The Portuguese coach has won Europe’s second-tier competition twice before.
Will Paul Pogba end his barren run? Saturday's Premier League talking points
Plus a crucial game for Arsenal, and the latest betting odds.
Klopp forecasts four-team Premier League title race next season
Tonight’s result at the Etihad Stadium won’t matter as a marker for next season, says the Liverpool boss.
Liverpool can stay on top without major signings, says Klopp
The Reds were last week crowned English champions for the first time in 30 years with a record seven games to go.
No regrets for Ireland's outgoing Arsenal star
Louise Quinn on leaving the Gunners and her search for a new club.
Toddler to teen: 9 design tricks to future-proof your child's bedroom for a space that lasts
From the storage to the bedding, some forward planning can save you time and money later.
Padraig Harrington hopes Ryder Cup goes ahead as Luke Donald named vice-captain
The biennial event between Europe and the United States is scheduled to take place from 25-27 September.
Neutral venues required to complete Premier League season
Clubs were presented with Project Restart plans on Friday.
Could this be Stephen Kenny's Ireland XI to face Slovakia?
The incoming manager will have some tricky decisions to make in the coming months.
AFL chief insists all 18 clubs will survive as Covid-19 causes financial crisis
Several Irish players have been impacted by the massive pay cuts.
Premier League and other English clubs prepared to make difficult decisions over coronavirus
Uefa previously said they were committed to ending the season by 30 June.
Olympic Federation of Ireland considering whether athletes should suspend Tokyo 2020 training
They also believe the Olympics is ‘likely to be postponed’.
Coronavirus: Uefa and clubs commit to ending season by 30 June
Earlier on Tuesday, it was announced Euro 2020 would be postponed by 12 months.
Solskjaer hints at Man United stay for Ighalo
The Nigerian striker joined the Red Devils in January on an initial loan agreement, but he is playing his way into contention for a permanent transfer.
'We've just sorted out the province and it's time to knuckle down again' - Kerry's All-Ireland aim
Kerry U20 boss John Sugrue on the challenges ahead after last night’s Munster final win.
Women's National League expands to 9 teams for 2020 season
Treaty United, Bohemian FC and Athlone Town AFC are all competing for the first time.
Who will win the league? Who will get relegated? Our writers' League of Ireland predictions
Can Dundalk retain their title or could Shamrock Rovers usurp them?
Could Brexit benefit the League of Ireland?
We chat to a number of Irish football’s representatives about what the future might hold.
'Don't think that because they're doing well in the Championship, they're going to come in and play against Slovakia'
Mick McCarthy is likely to stick with ‘tried and tested’ players for the vital play-off clash.
Football's most intriguing division already shaping up as dogfight to avoid Tier 2
The rise of Mike Quirke’s Laois has been the story of Division 2 so far.
Matt Doherty says Wolves can end Liverpool's undefeated streak
The Ireland international feels his side can cause an upset.
The prodigious Irish teens with Olympic medal ambitions
Chris and Sean McCarthy are two of Irish karate’s best prospects, and they aim to qualify for this year’s Olympics.
'When they can run they are one of the best teams, and not just in England' - Guardiola on Man United
The Red Devils produced an exhilarating display of counter-attacking football to beat City last month.
3 League of Ireland players who moved abroad in 2019 and 3 who could follow in 2020
Jack Byrne and others who could potentially make the switch.
'I started with minus 12 here' - Mourinho on Spurs' Champions League hopes
The Portuguese manager is realistic about his side’s top-four ambitions this year.
Here's what Ireland's starting XI for the crucial play-off with Slovakia should be
The Boys in Green are set for a big game in March as they bid to qualify for Euro 2020.
Ex-Manchester United striker ready to put doping controversy in the past
Giuseppe Rossi tested positive for a banned substance in May 2018 but escaped a ban.
Man United target Haaland 'knows what he wants to do'
The prolific teenage forward has made a decision on his future, which many think lies alongside his compatriot at Old Trafford.
Here are the teams the 4 English sides could face in the Champions League last 16
Liverpool, Man City, Tottenham and Chelsea have all progressed to the knockout stages.
Confident Joshua expects third bout with Ruiz
The British star lost his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles when he was shocked by the Mexican-American.
What the timing of Gavin's exit tells us and the challenge facing his successor
Some veterans may follow him into the sunset, but the core of the team is young enough to continue dominating.
'His running stats and his ability with high-speed running are always really exceptional'
Stephen Kenny has praised Zack Elbouzedi ahead of Ireland’s clash with Sweden at Tallaght Stadium tomorrow evening.
'Joining Barcelona is a possibility' - Koeman
The Dutch boss has confirmed he could return to Camp Nou after Euro 2020 if the Catalan giants activate a release clause in his contract.
The likely Ireland starting XI to face Georgia on Saturday
Who to play up front and other big calls for Mick McCarthy.
Eddie Jones ready for '15 Donald Trumps' when England face USA
The English side have just a four-day turnaround from their opening 35-3 win over Tonga.
'There is no anxiety because Shaqiri is missing'
Switzerland insist they can cope with the absence of key players ahead of tomorrow’s crunch Ireland clash.