Chelsea’s Diego Costa grabs the face of Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross during the Premier League game at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph:  Ed Sykes/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

(...) bed. Referee Anthony Taylor will now make mention of the matter in his match report, but further(...)

Stoke’s Jack Butland challanges Swansea’s Andre Ayew. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

(...) wait on the referee’s match report before deciding whether any action is necessary. “If there is(...)

Northern Ireland players celebrate clinching qualification for Euro 2016 qualifier at Windsor Park on Thursday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

(...) section – Shane Long was brilliantly described in the opening paragraph of the Republic-Germany match(...)

Gordon D’Arcy celebrates with his  team-mates after scoring against France after his return from injury  in 2009. “The lads mobbed me because they understood what their team-mate had been through, where he had to climb from to wear a green jersey again.” Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP

(...)’t want to read the match report about how you were carrying balls left, right and centre. I got on(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa has an altercation with Gabriel Paulista resulting in Gabriel being sent off on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

(...) look again at Costa’s actions before filing his match report on Monday. The match officials should have(...)

Jonathan Sexton celebrates with Jared Payne after the Ulster back scored his first try for Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...) nervous wait for the crown” over the match report by Mike Averis, while the heading over Eddie Butler(...)

Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien reacts as leave the field after he was dismissed by India bowler Mohammed Shami, third right, during their Cricket World Cup Pool B match. Photograph: Ross Setford/AP

(...) morning to World Champions India. Patrick Madden was live blogging all of the drama and a match report is(...)

Celtic’s Stefan Johansen celebrates scoring their second goal against Hamilton. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Action Images via Reuters
Celtic have it easy against Hamilton
  • Soccer
  • February 22, 2015, 22:54

Celtic eased three points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the after eventually overcoming Hamilton in a 4-0 win at a rain-soaked Parkhead. The returni(...)

Keith Earls hands off Sale Sharks’ Luke McLean to run in the first of eight second-half tries for Munster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

The thousands of unoccupied seats and large gaps on the terraces brooked no argument about the status afforded this match by many Munster supporters. (...)

FC Barcelona’s Argentinian striker Leo Messi grabing a plastic bottle that hit his head during the Primera Division soccer match against Valencia FC. Photogaph: Juan Carlos Cardenas/Epa

(...), rejecting the appeal Barca lodged on Tuesday. Life-time ban The referee said in his match report the(...)