Given that Stephanie Roche has time on her hands, we decided to give her the notional job of managing our fantasy football team.

(...) rumbles on. Irish goal queen Stephanie Roche has had her contract with US soccer team Houston Dash ended(...)

The Syrian war has killed more than 220,000 people. Of the country’s roughly 23 million people, some 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian aid, including 5 million children. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

(...) from the United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. US, European and other unilateral sanctions(...)

Ger Cunninghan believes his Dublin side will learn from losing the Allianz Hurling League semi-final  against Cork. Photo:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...)) in the second half, and Cork were always going to come at us. “We had nine or 10 chances, nine or 10(...)

Comedians    Jerry Seinfeld (right) and Trevor Noah: South African faced a backlash of criticism for comments he made on Twitter  about Jews and women shortly after Comedy Central announced he will become the new host of ‘The Daily Show’. Photograph: Brad Penner/USA Today Sports

South African comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as the host of the last-night comedy parody The Daily Show on September 28th, Comedy Centr(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir PutinMr Putin, who has repeatedly denied any involvement of Russian troops in a pro-Russian separatist rebellion there, amended a decree that had previously classified only deaths during wartime as secret. Photograph:  Sergei Karpukhin/Getty Images

(...) secret. His spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, denied any link to Ukraine. US state department spokesman Jeff(...)

Soldiers during exercises at the Kuzminsky military training ground near the Russian-Ukrainian border in the Rostov region. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

(...) and were afraid to go on record. This week, US congressman Mac Thornberry said the Russian armed(...)

Glastonbury line-up organiser Emily Eavis said she received an “incredible onslaught worldwide” after booking Kanye West as headliner for the upcoming festival. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

More than 133,000 sign petition calling for US rapper to be taken off bill (...)

A motorbike is unloaded from a truck after a Dutch police raid in Oirsbeek where two Bandidos members were arrested. Some 400 armed police backed by helicopters targeted 30 locations in Limburg and border regions. Photograph: Henri Haenen

(...)’s justice department as “a growing criminal threat to the US law enforcement authorities”. A report on(...)

Frances Treanor from Tydavent, Co Monaghan, won the 61st Annual Texaco Children’s Art Competition with her Bic pen-drawn self-portrait. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 2:27

(...) inventiveness. “The creative work on display here today is expressive, colourful and uplifting. It shows us(...)

Ireland’s Pádraig Harrington makes his way onto the 11th green with the mountains of Mourne in the background on the first day of the Irish Open at the Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle. Photo: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

(...) on a place at the US Open qualifying, was typical of his resilience. Somehow, as only someone with a(...)