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Alexis Sanchez did not fly out with his Manchester United team-mates for their United States tour because of a "personal administrative issue", the club has confirmed.
Mayo midfielder Barry Moran is hanging up his inter-county boots to work abroad, according to reports in Mayo.
Manchester United could reportedly miss out on landing Gareth Bale this summer. The Guardian reports that the 29-year-old is set to stay at Real Madrid to become Cristiano Ronaldo's successor as the team's talisman. The Welshman is expecting positive talks with new coach Julen Lopetegui in the next few weeks, the paper adds.
Daley Blind's return to Ajax moved closer on Monday night as Manchester United agreed terms with the Dutch club.
As the dust settles on the World Cup, we can say rest in peace to one line of thinking. England's progress to the final four means this is the first competition in recent memory that has not been accompanied by discussions about the need for a Premier League winter break.
Roscommon are to seek a hearing on David Murray's behalf as he faces a one-match suspension after receiving his third black card of the season in the closing stages of Saturday's All-Ireland quarter-final series opening match against Tyrone.
When Davy Fitzgerald points his car down the driveway of his Sixmilebridge home for Wexford three to four times each week, the prospect of a 430km round trip across the country can't be all that appetising.
Polish football isn't quite at an all-time low following the national team's dismal display at the World Cup finals, but it's pretty close.
Andy Murray has dropped to 839 in the latest world rankings - a fall of 690 places - after he pulled out of Wimbledon.
Canada's David Lemieux is emerging as a possible opponent for Cork middleweight Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan on the Gennady Golovkin versus Canelo Alvarez blockbuster in Las Vegas.
A high-profile case involving an Irish vet is due to continue before the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) in England today.
Mayo ladies forward Sarah Rowe praised her team-mates after her side's remarkable victory over Cavan and gave her total backing to the "brilliant" but "tough" management of Peter Leahy.
First the drips, then the deluge - the good times are well and truly flowing for Irish athletics after last night's Cork City Sports, where Phil Healy and Marcus Lawler proved, if any doubt remained, that we have become a nation of sprinters.
When pressed on home advantage last Saturday evening after his side's double-scores win over Roscommon in the first of the All-Ireland quarter-final series games, Mickey Harte was a little dismissive of Omagh's potential for an ambush.
Maurizio Sarri has said that he would give up all of his possessions to win a first major trophy in management with Chelsea.
Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted he is as ambitious as ever after joining Juventus from Real Madrid. The 33-year-old Portugal skipper was unveiled as the Italian club's €100m signing yesterday after completing his medical.
The bookies at Killarney were hit for six last night as all but one of the market leaders on the seven-race card won.
There was a little of everything on offer for the 120 crews competing in the opening day of Volvo Cork Week yesterday.
Padraig Harrington knows that winning multiple Majors in a short period of time can send expectation levels through the roof.
Bradley Wiggins has described Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford as "quite self-serving" and "divisive" in his approach to his riders, predicting that he will be telling Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas that they can win the ongoing Tour de France, but adding that the tactic of having joint leaders is "dangerous".
The continuation of Bray Wanderers as a League of Ireland entity is lurching towards the brink after the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) opened disciplinary proceedings over delayed wages.
According to Malcolm in Macbeth, nothing defines someone like the manner of their departure. And the way Gareth Southgate's England squad came home from the World Cup perfectly summed up the manager and his understated, modest, coherent approach. There was no parade, no welcome committee, no pictures snapped on the steps of Number 10.
You only appreciate the good things in life when you don't have them any more. Health is wealth, as they say. And for a golfer who once made holing 30-footers look like child's play, Jordan Spieth's struggles with the putter have been hard for the Texan to take, especially now that the malaise has wormed its way into the rest of his game.
Raphael Varane came through with the World Cup itself, cradled in the crook of his right arm as if he was carrying his newborn. His team-mates left the Luzhniki Stadium after midnight playing music and greeting reporters as they made their way out to the bus, revelling in their new status as World Cup winners, that rarest and greatest honour.
You only have to spend a few minutes watching Jon Rahm blasting his driver into the wild blue yonder to feel that uncontrollable urge to hit something very hard with a stick.
Dropping attendances and a fall-off in interest could leave this Saturday’s Phase Two ‘Super 8s’ series game between Tyrone and Dublin feeling like less of a home game for Mickey Harte’s men, as Dublin are expected to outnumber the home support.
Davy Fitzgerald is weighing up his future with Wexford with no firm commitment to continue on for a third year.
Daley Blind’s return to Ajax moved closer on Monday night as Manchester United agreed terms with the Dutch club.
Luka Modric and his Croatia team-mates were given a rapturous welcome home after their World Cup mission had come up just short.
Olivier Giroud enjoyed silencing his critics after helping France to World Cup glory.
Didier Deschamps and his World Cup-winning France team returned from Russia as heroes as the country turned out in force to welcome them home.
CORK City boss John Caulfield says he feels sympathy for the Bray Wanderers players who have been forced to prepare for strike action over unpaid wages.
Bray Wanderers have not paid their players by today's 5pm deadline with strike action now looking certain.
Alexis Sanchez did not fly out with his Manchester United team-mates for their United States tour because of a “personal administrative issue”, the club has confirmed.
In the eyes of his outspoken critics, Paul Pogba had become the epitome of everything that is was ugly about the modern game, but he has emerged as the biggest winner from a wondrous month of World Cup football in Russia.
Padraig Harrington claims it is only a matter of time before Rory McIlroy starts winning majors again despite rivals having caught him up.
Thierry Henry has announced that he will be leaving his punditry role with Sky Sports in order to pursue opportunities in management.
John Mullane has praised the job Brian Cody has done this season with Kilkenny despite the Cats exiting the championship following an All-Ireland quarter-final loss to Limerick.
On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Vincent Hogan, Conor McKeon and John Mullane to go over all the weekend's action.
The last time Limerick beat Kilkenny in the hurling championship, 'Where Three Counties Meet' by Brendan Shine was number one in the Irish charts, US President Richard Nixon was struggling to survive the Watergate scandal and a pint of porter cost nineteen pence.
World Cup winners France were poised for a rapturous reception after touching down in Paris on Monday.
Liverpool have been linked with a trio of top talent now that the World Cup is over and the Premier League transfer rumours again ramp up.
Maurizio Sarri vowed to bring enjoyment back for Chelsea after being appointed Antonio Conte’s successor as head coach.
Ireland's Padraig Harrington, who won at Carnoustie in 2007, will tee off at the British Open at 1448 on Thursday alongside double Masters champion Bubba Watson and England's Matt Wallace.
Antonio Conte was magnanimous about his time at Chelsea and made no reference to any ill-feeling in a statement issued by the League Managers' Association following his sacking.
While Brandon Stone won hearts and minds at Gullane, one galactico instead spent Sunday doing for golf what President Trump has been doing for the image of America in Europe. The title of a long and vitriolic letter from a prominent Gullane member to the Scottish Open tournament director said it all: “Ian Poulter is an a***hole”.
“Mala zemlja, veliki snovi” it reads on the side of the Croatia team bus. Or in English, “Little country, big dreams”.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted referee Nestor Pitana was wrong to hand France a penalty in Sunday's World Cup final after his VAR review on Croatia's Ivan Perisic handball in the box.
Antonio Conte was magnanimous about his time at Chelsea and made no reference to any ill-feeling in a statement issued by the League Managers’ Association following his sacking.
Dejan Lovren believes France "didn't play football" as they overcame Croatia 4-2 in a controversial World Cup final on Sunday.
Mesut Ozil will travel with Arsenal for their pre-season tour of Singapore, new head coach Unai Emery has confirmed.
Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on September 22.
Novak Djokovic said that the prospect of having his three-year-old son Stefan see him lift the Wimbledon trophy here had been his biggest motivation.
The World Cup final lived up to the tournament’s themes as a penalty and an own goal helped France to victory.
The month-long festival of football ended yesterday in Moscow. Here are Daniel McDonnell's end of tournament awards.
Cristiano Ronaldo was greeted by a large crowd of cheering fans as he arrived at Juventus' medical centre to complete his move from Real Madrid.
France were celebrating as "kings of the world" on Monday after being crowned World Cup champions for the second time.
There have been two official denials from Real Madrid this summer that they want to sign Neymar, plus one along the same lines about Kylian Mbappe which says everything about how the club have been put in their place by Paris Saint-Germain.
Colm Cooper felt Kerry were 'outfought, outplayed, sloppy', Eamonn Fitzmaurice says the Kingdom will be 'fighting for their lives' in Clones next week but where are they tactically?
Croatia captain Luka Modric believes his side were the better team in the World Cup final against France, but admitted: "Sometimes the better teams don't win."
The 2018 World Cup came to an end on Sunday as France beat Croatia 4-2 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Authorities in Moscow have charged members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot with "violation of spectators' rights" and illegally wearing police symbols when they ran onto the field during the World Cup final.
Manchester United are interested in bringing in defender Leonardo Bonucci from AC Milan, according to the Express. The Old Trafford club would need to spend around £30m on the Italian, the paper adds.
The World Cup is over, with France claiming glory in the final at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.
Croatia and England sprung the competition’s major surprises while France marched all the way to the 2018 World Cup title.
England’s 2018 World Cup campaign ended with defeat in Saturday’s third-place play-off against Belgium, and thoughts now turn towards what is next for Gareth Southgate’s young squad.
Having produced goals, drama and talking points aplenty, the 2018 World Cup comes to an end this weekend, with France facing Croatia in Sunday’s final.
Despite pre-tournament concerns over racism, violence and travel Russia has hosted one of the best World Cups in living memory.
The Video Assistant Referee system was brought in for the first time at the 2018 World Cup.
Football is not coming home, but England have returned as heroes.
The 2018 World Cup has served up plenty of goals, including a number of spectacular ones.
The 2018 World Cup has been widely regarded as one of the most exciting international tournaments in memory.
England skipper Harry Kane emerged from the World Cup finals with the consolation prize of the Golden Boot after finding the back of the net six times in Russia.
England missed a chance to end their memorable World Cup adventure on a high and become the best ever team to leave English shores as they lost their third-place play-off against Belgium 2-0.
France manager Didier Deschamps described his delirious World Cup-winning squad as “a little mad” after they celebrated their victory over Croatia in the final by gatecrashing his press conference.
It may have been exactly what the home fans hoped for - Belgian coach Wim Fissette holding his arms aloft as his client lifted the Venus Rosewater Dish - it just came 12 months too late.
As tennis broadcaster Mary Carillo put it this week, there are comebacks, and then there are come-all-the-way-backs.
Even the fictional Christian Wolff would find it a puzzle and that's coming from fellow "accountant" Pádraig Harrington.
Tiger Woods believes the fairways will be quicker than the greens when he chases that elusive 15th major at Carnoustie.
Brothers Paul and Gary O'Donovan took top spot in the final of the men's lightweight double sculls in the World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland, yesterday.
Monaghan escaped with a 1-11 to 1-11 draw in their TG4 ladies All-Ireland football championship Group 2 game after Caroline O'Hanlon missed a last-gasp free for Armagh.
The last time Galway beat Kerry in a Championship match the TV coverage was still being transmitted in black and white.
A game of inches, a sport of moments... and never has there been one quite like this for Irish athletics.
The sweetest successes are often the ones you don't see coming, those that creep up from the shadows and defy the apparent statistical certainty of numbers on a page.
It was another Saturday to remember for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore, with US Navy Flag and Kew Gardens providing the formidable combination with a Group One double.
For Dan Martin, Chris Froome and the other contenders for the 105th Tour de France who survived a crash-ridden day on the cobbles of northern France, today will be a well-earned rest day before the action turns to the mountains tomorrow.
Bella Estrella held off the late lunge of Hence to land the Cairn Rouge Stakes at Killarney yesterday.
Patrick Mullins became the winning-most amateur rider of all time as he overtook the record of 545 winners set by Ted Walsh with victory aboard Queens Boulevard in the Blind Tiger Flat race at Sligo.
Kieran Lynch became the first Cork trainer to land the Irish Independent Irish Laurels in 22 years at Curraheen Park on Saturday where the odds-on favourite Rockybay Foley gave a foot-perfect performance when leading all the way for a three-length winning margin.
Time to go home. There's always a certain sadness about a city the day after a major tournament has finished. Bunting and paraphernalia are like Christmas decorations in January, out of sync with the mood.
West Ham United have signed attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson from Lazio on a four-year contract for a club-record fee, the Premier League side said yesterday.
Chelsea are ready to reject approaches from Real Madrid and Barcelona for Eden Hazard and are confident they can hold on to him for at least another season.
England were all played out. The whistle had long gone on their World Cup campaign, the team bus was almost full and a low-key party was awaiting back at their hotel 20 miles north of St Petersburg in Repino.
After his Mayo team did their talking on the pitch on Saturday, Peter Leahy broke his silence on the controversial player walkout in the build-up to their TG4 ladies All-Ireland football championship game against Cavan on Saturday.