Peter O’Sullevan, the voice of racing, has died aged 97. Photograph: PA
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • July 30, 2015, 08:31

(...) manager’s mess by saying Benitez had destroyed his European Cup winning Inter Milan side within six months(...)

Former France captain Michel Platini has been Uefa president since 2007. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Michel Platini, the head of European soccer’s governing body Uefa, is to announce in the next few(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal feels his side is lacking pace and creativity. Photograph: Getty

(...) he can (do) and of course I saw him in the World Cup (semi-final) because he stopped our penalties(...)

Padraig Mannion and David Collins celebrate Galway’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final win over Cork at Semple Stadium yesterday. Photo: Cathal Noonan/INPHO
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • July 27, 2015, 08:17

(...) first man to guide an Irish team to a World Cup since 2002. Emmet Malone reports from St Petersburg on(...)

Manchester United have completed the signing of Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Romero after he was released by Sampdoria. The signing comes amid the rumours that David de Gea is set to sign for Real Madrid. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

(...) played in the 2014 World Cup final, which the Albiceleste ultimately lost to Germany in Rio de Janeiro(...)

Chris Coleman says Wales are starting to face expectations, but each game ‘will be about those 90 minutes’. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Cup draw, then there was no mistaking the fact that the Welsh see getting Ireland as a pretty decent(...)

Waterford’s Trish Jackman, Cork’s Bríd Stack, Roscommon’s Amanda McLoone and Tyrone’s Shannon Quinn. Photograph: Inpho

(...) compared to European standards on women’s sporting finals, Ó Conchúir points out that it can be quite high(...)

Austria’s David Alaba caused the Republic of Ireland all sorts of problems during the the World Cup 2014 qualification match at the Ernst Happel Stadium. Photograph: Christian Hofer/Getty Images.

(...) lack the pedigree of most other top seeds with just one World Cup under their belts, way back in 1958(...)

Former Russian international Alexander Kerzhakov draws out the  Republic of Ireland during the European zone draw for the 2018 World Cup. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Cup with Martin O’Neill’s side having been handed trips to Belgrade, Chisinau and Vienna before(...)

Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova starts a kiss-a-thon with Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke on stage during the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup in Saint Petersburg on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images.

(...) 2018 World Cup qualifying draw a bit early, like when you’re not sure when Ireland are singing in the(...)