Thomas Bjorn of Denmark hits his second shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the Made In Denmark at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort   in Aalborg, Denmark. Photograph:   Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn overcame testing conditions and an encounter with overhead power lines to make the perfect start to his bid to seal a Ryder Cu(...)

The night Spain played Chile in the World Cup, I was driving back to Dublin on the M1, hoping to make it to a television before kick-off. Instead, jus(...)

Barcelona’s Xavi (left) during the training session at St George’s Park, Burton-Upon-Trent. The Spaniard has announced that he will retire from international football. Photograph:  Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Spain midfielder Xavi has announced his retirement from international football. The 34-year-old revealed at a press conference with Barcelona on Tuesd(...)

Manchester United’s Jonny Evans, center, moves the ball as Inter Milan’s Diego Laxalt, left, and Marco Andreolli defend during the second half of the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup. Photograph: AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez

After deciding not to replace David de Gea as the shootout that decided this International Champions Cup game approached, Louis van Gaal saw Darren(...)

 Antonio Conte has departed Juventus after winning three league titles with the Turin club.  Photograph:  Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

The decision of current Italian champions Juventus to part company with coach Antonio Conte has taken Italian football by surprise. Even if both parti(...)

 Striker Alexis Sanchez has joined  Arsenal from Baracelona. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Alexis Sanchez is ready to tackle the biggest challenge of his football career head on by helping fire Arsenal to success next season. The Chile inter(...)

 James Rodriguez of Colombia:  the 22-year-old has a bright and rewarding future ahead of him if this tournament is anything to go by. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

An early contender for my tournament highlight came in May several weeks before a ball had been kicked when Fifa emailed to confirm the approval of th(...)

 Alexis Sanchez having medical at Arsenal. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Arsenal Striker Alexis Sanchez has agreed to join Arsenal on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee, the club have announced. The Chile forward h(...)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wants Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

Manchester City are closing in on a deal for Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero. Press Association Sport understands the club are in negotiations with(...)

Bryan Ruiz of Costa Rica celebrates after scoring during the penalty shootout against Greece. Photograph: EPA

Ahead of a first appearance in the quarter-finals all Costa Rica is dreaming of glory And rather than any signs of nervousness at the exalted c(...)