City Football Group chairman  Khaldoon al-Mubarak: “We now have an unrivalled platform to grow CFG.” Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

(...), CFG owns New York City FC, a start-up MLS franchise, and Melbourne City FC, of Australia’s A-League(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to the City Football Academy in Manchester. Photograph: Joe Giddens/AFP/Getty Images

(...) in City’s position at the top of the Premier League - which their expensively bought, all-star team(...)

Todd Marinovich bonded with his father Marv after he swapped Ameircan Football for art. Photograph: Getty

(...) him the perfect quarterback. Marv was a lineman and captain on USC’s 1962 national championship team(...)

Stephen Rochford: the Ballinrobe native won an All-Ireland club medal with Crossmolina in 2001 and managed Galway club Corofin to the same title last March. Photograph: Inpho

(...) due to stage a national league double bill with the footballers playing Donegal in Division One and(...)

Richie Towell: “First and foremost I need to break into the Brighton squad . . . it’s every boy’s dream to play for their national senior team.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

(...)’s every boy’s dream to play for their national senior team. I was lucky to play right through from 15s to(...)

 Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Brazilian forward Neymar and Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, current winner of the award, are the three finalists for the 2015 Ballon d’Or. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) two months to injury, he has still scored 48 goals while inspiring Barca to a Champions League/La Liga(...)

Richie Towell has jopined Brighton and Hove Albion from Dundalk. Photograph: Sportsfile

Brighton and Hove Albion have announced the signing of Richie Towell from League of(...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sarasota, Florida on Saturday: with all his bombast and incivility, Trump has joyfully debunked political correctness for the complete fraud that it is. Photograph: Scott Audette/Reuters

(...) a bone to pick and plenty of dressing down to go with the dressing. The Democratic National(...)

An Amazon employee loads a box with merchandise ahead of Cyber Monday last year. Amazon is likely to be the most popular site for Irish Christmas online shopping, a recent survey found. photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

(...) release sent by the National Retail Federation started. It could have died a death and ended up on the(...)

Dublin and Galway in action in  Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA

(...)-since disappeared Manhattan ballpark was an act of wonderful imagination. Gaelic Park hosted several league finals(...)