Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy (c) has signed a new deal with Leicester City Photograph: Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Leicester City have announced Jamie Vardy has signed a new contract with the club, running until 2019. The club officially announced the new deal wit(...)

Dele Alli scored a stunner to give Tottenham Hotspur a 2-1 win away at Crystal Palace. Photograph: Afp

Crystal Palace 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 Dele Alli scored one of the goals of the season to inspire Tottenham to a 3-1 Premier League victory at Crystal (...)

Ulster’s Ian Humphreys: “You have to fight that bit harder for recognition and respect, not in a bad way, but you know you are on your own.” Photograph: Darren Griffiths/Presseye/Inpho

The last decade has shown that club loyalty in rugby is only as strong as the contract. The business of sport has ensured that. Leaving, as Johnny Se(...)

Bacary Sagna is wary of threat posed by Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Bacary Sagna has defended Eliaquim Mangala and declared he should not be sold by Manchester City despite his continuing unconvincing form, although t(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal after his side’s 2-0 English Premier League defeat to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Paul Ellis/Getty Images.

Louis van Gaal says he is still capable of lifting his Manchester United players but knows that defeat against Chelsea tonight at Old Trafford will l(...)

A dejected Tomas O’Leary after the final whistle as Munster suffer a frustrating defeat at the hands of Leicester Tigers Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster 19 Leicester Tigers 31 Confirmation of an unmistakable trend. Leicester, lacking the power of a Saracens pack or the razor slicing London Was(...)

Flooded fields and roads   along the Shannon:  more heavy rain is forecast to hit already devastated counties this weekend. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Families evacuated from their Clare and Limerick homes, which were surrounded by floodwater, are fearful they will have to spend Christmas in hotels,(...)

New Zealander Maa Nonu in action for Toulon against Agen at the weekend: what Toulon are doing, while amazing to watch, is concocted in Mourad Boudjellal’s office. Photograph: Bertrand langlois/AFP

With the big picture barely sketched by Leo Cullen and Girvan Dempsey, a trip to Toulon is hardly the time for experimentation. This calls for an accu(...)

Simon Zebo: “Munster will always, always mean a lot to me. It’s my childhood club.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

With Pau and potentially Toulouse and Stade Francais in the process of formally offering more lucrative offers than his contract with Munster, Simon (...)

David Lane: a   “surgeon’s surgeon” who operated on many doctors and other surgeons. He was also oboist with the Dublin Baroque Players

David Lane, who has died aged 88, was an outstanding and admired Dublin surgeon and an accomplished musician. He spent his working career in what is (...)