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# Under fire

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Argentina seem to be at war, says coach
Lionel Scaloni believes there is too much pressure on his side at the Copa America.
'He lost the head, he did something that should never be done in a sporting environment'
Sean Cavanagh on the recent disciplinary travails of his former team-mate Tiernan McCann.
Five-star Morgan says 'every goal counts' with USA's 13-0 hammering of Thailand 'part of growing the game'
The United States showed no mercy, and they’ve been widely criticised for it.
Former Fulham striker criticised after saying 'it's laughable when a black player represents Russia'
Vladimir Putin’s human rights advisor, Mikhail Fedotov, has hit out at recent comments made by Pavel Pogrebnyak.
Unapologetic Trudeau denies interfering in prosecution of Canadian engineering firm
Facing calls to resign, Trudeau addressed the allegations at a news conference today in Ottawa.
Defiant Sampaoli facing Argentina sack after World Cup shambles - reports
The coach is rumoured to be at odds with his players, including captain Lionel Messi
Argentina deny reports players want manager out
Jorge Sampaoli has received criticism after his side were beaten by Croatia.
'I apologised to my players because it's probably my presence that's created that atmosphere'
Mick McCarthy has dismissed suggestions he will leave Ipswich before the end of the season.
Keane defends Pogba as former United captain demands more from Lukaku and Sanchez
Roy Keane backed Paul Pogba but urged the Manchester United midfielder to bring his off-field character onto the pitch.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte won't be sacked for now - reports
Last year’s Premier League champions are languishing 19 points behind leaders Manchester City.
Arsenal-bound Aubameyang slammed for failing to testify at Dortmund attack trial
Prosecutor Carsten Dombert called the sick note presented by the Gabon international’s lawyer “absolutely feeble”.
Zidane: My job is on the line against PSG
Leganes dumped Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday, with the Blancos coach taking full responsibility
New England Women's boss Neville deletes Twitter account after backlash to controversial posts
The former Manchester United defender has only just been appointed into the role.
Pressure mounts on Mark Hughes as Stoke slip up again
Meanwhile, Leicester earned a convincing 3-0 victory at home to Huddersfield.
Matt Damon says 'one thing' not being talked about is men who aren't sexual predators
The actor is facing criticism for his comments.
Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier being shot as he attempts escape across border
The defector was shot at least four times in his desperate escape bid.
One of Europe's best strikers has been suspended by Dortmund
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be a part of the matchday squad to face Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.
Angelina Jolie denies Cambodian children were exploited during the making of her new film
There has been criticism of how the casting process took place.
Leicester City's Thai owners to be sued by anti-corruption official
Charnchai Issarasenarak, who leads a junta-appointed anti-graft panel, accuses King Power of under-declaring revenue.
Real Madrid underage star apologises but claims controversial celebration wasn't racist
Federico Valverde is in hot water after making the wholly inappropriate gesture in South Korea.
Tennis great Nastase investigated for 'racial slur' about Serena's unborn child
ITF investigating remarks allegedly made by the two-time Grand Slam winner.
James Rodriguez causes middle finger storm
Controversy has engulfed the Real Madrid star in his native Colombia.
'No need to step down'? US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has stood down from the Russia/Trump inquiry
Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the Senate, had earlier called for Jeff Sessions to resign, something the Attorney General has stopped short of doing.
O'Brien adamant that he is the best candidate for OCI job despite conflicting recommendations
He faced a tough interview on RTÉ’s Saturday Sport.
This is what it's like to be an Irish soldier... in virtual reality
The Ploughing Championships can be a dangerous place.
Munster keep faith with Keatley, injury forces Leicester to name Freddie Burns at 10
The out-half was the target of sarcastic cheering when replaced in the home loss to the Tigers.
Foley 'disappointed' at Thomond Park's treatment of Ian Keatley
The Munster out-half was ironically cheered off the pitch by the supporters in Thomond Park.
Viewers lodge complaints over Ray D'Arcy's 'sexist' interview with Pamela Anderson
Nine formal complaints were lodged and a further seven calls and emails were received by the broadcaster.
San Marino MP compares Roy Hodgson to an elephant after cricket joke
The England manager has come under fire for a “joke in bad taste”.
Pep pleads with Bayern fans: It was Schweinsteiger's decision to leave
Supporters have reacted angrily to the decision to let the Germany international depart.
Chile player faces Copa America ban after allegedly inserting finger into Cavani's anus
The Uruguay star was sent off for reacting to the incident in question.
France's Six Nations nightmare continues with Parra and Fofana ruled out
Head coach Philippe Saint-André is coming under heavy criticism after the defeat to Wales.
Football tarnished by further racism footage as West Ham fans under fire
The chanting was filmed by a passenger on the London Underground before the Hammers’ 2-2 draw with Spurs.
Seán Barrett says opposition parties are entitled to question his decisions
He said he made remarks last Friday in the “heat of the moment” during an RTÉ interview.
'Redknapp was injured more than me' -- Angry Jack Wilshere hits back at pundits
Sky pundit Jame Redknapp said the England and Arsenal midfielder had no excuse for his loss of form.
"We didn’t think it was appropriate."- Charlie Flanagan defends Ireland's abstention on Gaza vote
He will speak to the Israeli Ambassador but stressed that Israel has a right to defend itself.
Some Labour TDs are not happy with Charlie Flanagan
The Foreign Affairs Minister has been criticised after Ireland abstained from a UN vote on Gaza.
Gunmen kill passenger on jet at Pakistan airport
The unidentified gunmen opened fire on the plane as it landed.
Hodgson shields Rooney after opening World Cup defeat
Meanwhile, England physiotherapist Gary Lewin has been ruled out of the tournament with a dislocated ankle.
Ruairí Quinn: Being booed and heckled by teachers 'certainly wasn't enjoyable'
Meanwhile, the Department of Education has denied that the Minister was trying to suggest a higher level maths requirement would get more men into the teaching profession.