Ma’a Nonu of the All Blacks will join Toulon next season.  Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

(...) after September and October’s World Cup on a two-year deal. “He’s a great centre and he’s got great(...)

Barcelona’s player Luis Suarez  scores his first La Liga goal as he slots the ball past  Cordoba goalkeeper Juan Carlos during the Spanish first division game at Camp Nou. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

(...) moved on to the shoulders of Real who are playing the Club World Cup final on Saturday against San(...)

After 16 games last season Luis Suárez and Daniel Sturridge had scored 28 league goals between them; without them, Liverpool have scored only 19 goals in the same number of games. Photograph: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

(...), Sid Lowe’s assessment of Lionel Messi’s impact on Argentina after two games of the World Cup. Messi(...)

 Eoin Morgan scored just 90 runs in seven innings against Sri Lanka, but the Dubliner has been backed to thrive   in his new role as England one-day captain. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Alastair Cook admitted he was “gutted” to be omitted from England’s World Cup squad after being(...)

Wayne Rooney passes the captain’s armband to Michael Carrick during last weekend’s match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

(...) starts. He has won five titles, the Champions League, the Fifa Club World Cup, the League Cup and was(...)

Ulster head coach Neil Doak: After an impressive league win at home to Glasgow in the first game after he was appointed full time, Ulster’s performances and results have fallen off badly.  Photo: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

World Cup – when Neil Doak was made head coach and Allen Clarke was promoted to the ticket as forwards(...)

Joanna Morgan, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Katie Taylor winner of the ‘Sports woman of the Year 2014’ surrounded by the monthly winners of 2014 on stage at the 10th Annual The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year awards.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times 3:15

Six Nations Championship and followed it up in the World Cup in France with a semi-final place with(...)

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez pauses during the match between Arsenal and Newcastle United last weekend. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

(...) moved decisively while he was in Brazil working as a World Cup TV pundit to close a £30 million (€38(...)

FIFA president Sepp Blatter, center, leaves a hotel to lead a meeting in Marrakech, Morocco. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

(...) 2022 World Cup bidding process in an attempt to quell another round of trenchant criticism of world(...)

Former Ireland batsman Eoin Morgan is set to captain England at next year’s World Cup after Alastair Cook was relieved of the captaincy. Photograph:    Dave Thompson/PA

Alastair Cook’s dream of leading England into the World Cup in February and March came to an end(...)