Seamus Coleman goeson a sprint during  Republic of Ireland squad training in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Martin O’Neill believes there is a renewed sense of confidence in the Ireland squad ahead of this evening’s crucial qualifying game against Georgia, b(...)

Empoli striker Levan Mchedlidze believes Georgia’s players have greater freedom to express themselves under boss Kakhaber Tskhadadze. Photograph: Afp

Given how much attention Ireland’s inability to beat better ranked sides in qualifying gets, it is perhaps worth mentioning another historical truism:(...)

Pedro scored the winner for Barcelona in the Super Cup final just hours after it was announced he had asked to leave the club. Photograph: Getty
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Golf
  • August 12, 2015, 08:28

Harrington and Clarke back Lowry for Major The US PGA Championship begins at Whistling Strait tomorrow with Shane Lowry looking to pick up where he le(...)

Martin O’Neill has said he is pleased with ireland’s World Cup 2018 qualification group. Photograph: Reuters

Though dutifully respectful to top seeds Wales, Martin O’Neill admitted in the aftermath of this afternoon’s World Cup draw that he was worried midway(...)

Russian troops have been installing barbed wire and fences around South Ossetia since the war but residents say the soldiers have now erected border signs up to about 1.5 km beyond the administrative border. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

Georgia accused Russia on Monday of violating its sovereignty by placing border markers on the edge of the South Ossetia region, leaving part of an in(...)

Joe Schmidt is due in Georgia today to run the rule over potential outside candidates for Ireland’s World Cup campaign

Joe Schmidt is due in Georgia today to run the rule over potential outside candidates for Ireland’s World Cup campaign. The national head coach is due(...)

An official covers the body of a tiger killed near a zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia. Photograph: Tbilisi Police Press Service via AP

A tiger that escaped from the Tbilisi Zoo during flooding in the Georgian capital killed a man before being captured and killed, news agencies reporte(...)

Rescue workers drag a dead tiger at the zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia, on June 15th, 2015. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters.

Police in Georgia say a tiger that broke loose after severe flooding at a zoo has killed one man and wounded another. Dozens of animals fled th(...)

A runaway hippo on a flooded street in Tbilisi, Georgia. Photograph: Beso Gulashvili/EPA 1:43

The death toll from flooding around Tbilisi Zoo in Georgia has risen to 13, as the search continues for 10 people still missing as well as an undet(...)

A hippopotamus walks across a flooded street in Tbilisi. Photograph: Beso Gulashvili/Reuters 1:43

Georgian police were last night searching the mud-clogged streets of the capital, Tbilisi, for animals that escaped from the city’s zoo during flas(...)