Australia coach Michael Cheika with his players at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Cup in under a year’s time one suspects they will have progressed into genuine contenders under the(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off during the final round of the World Tour Championship golf tournament at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Yoshua Arias / EPA

Estates to finish 16 under par, two shots ahead of world number one Rory McIlroy and Ryder Cup team(...)

Jerome Kaino’s try proved to be the game changer sparking a late Welsh capitulation

(...) for next year’s World Cup.The final scoreline was rough on Wales, yet New Zealand once again reminded(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry  celebrates his hole in one on the par-three 13th during the second round of the DP World Tour Championship at the Jumeirah Golf Estates  in Dubai. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

(...) six iron took a couple of bounces before disappearing into the cup. Sadly for the Clara man the BMW(...)

Australia   coach Michael Cheika takes training at Blackrock. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Murrayfield as a stunningly talented, yet underachieving, team became European champions. Next we saw of him(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt at  Carton House, yesterday. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho 3:59

(...) to terms with. No team can stealthily acquire the title of European champions or third best in the(...)

 A filly by  Frankel (pictured) out of  Finsceal Beo has been sold for €1.8 million at Goffs November Sale – a record for a foal at public auction in Ireland. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

European record for a foal, that accolade belongs to My Typhoon, the half-sister to Galileo and Sea The(...)

A late Toni Kroos goal gave Germany a 1-0 victory away to Spain tonight
Spain sunk by Kroos missile

(...) status as a friendly. And a decaffeinated one at that.Since 2008 Spain and Germany have won two European(...)

Gareth Maybin remains in the hunt for a European Tour card after shooting an impressive five-under par 65 in Catalunya, despite making a double and triple-bogey

(...) earn European Tour cards as the final qualifying school at Catalunya heads into its last crucial two(...)

Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind were two of Louis Van Gaal’s summer signings at Old Trafford but both are currently on a lengthy injury list with the club unlikely to bring in further new faces in the January transfer window

(...) have been even greater but the cost of United’s absence from European football has been partially(...)