Winner of the PFA’s Men’s Player of the Year, Eden Hazard during the PFA Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Photo: Barrington Coombs/PA

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard was the toast of the English game on Sunday as he carried off the PFA Player of the Year award.The 24-year-old Belgian (...)

We’re chaperoning Honor on her first actual date. For South Dublin parents, it’s one of those landmork days in your daughter’s life, like her first visit to the orthodontist, or the first time she arrives home from studying in a friend’s house with the faint smell of spirits off her breath.

From the moment Sorcha walks through the front door, I know that something is wrong. I haven’t seen her face so drained of colour since Brown Thoma(...)

Bayern Munich believe head coach Pep Guardiola will stay with the German club beyond his current contract. Photograph: Reuters.

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Javier Hernandez’s late goal gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win over Atletico and sent them through to the last four of the Champions League. Photograph: Reuters

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Retired tennis player Li Na was one of the most popular winners in Shanghai, picking up the exceptional achievement award. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images for Laureus

Security was tight around the landmark Grand Theatre building on the north side of People’s Square in downtown Shanghai, as some of the biggest names (...)

Wayne Rooney doesn’t give the impression he cherishes anybody’s shade. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Quite apart from the jaw-dropping audacity of the goal, and the electric charge it gave the World Cup on day two in Brazil last summer as the Netherl(...)

Iker Casillas hugs team mate Sergio Ramos after the Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid CF at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Photo: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Real Madrid’s full-back Dani Carvajal was lucky to escape a red card after he threw a punch at the Atlético Madrid forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday’(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo vies with Atletico Madrid’s midfielders Mario Suarez and Koke during the Champions League quarter final first leg draw. Photo: Javier Soriano/Getty Images

Atlético Madrid 0 Real Madrid 0 Real Madrid’s search for La Undécima remains intact after a taut, niggly, claustrophobic goalless draw at the V(...)

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid heads in their second goal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 24th, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

They say the word “underdog” originated some time in the mid-19th century, which was well before Atletico Madrid were founded by three lonely Basques (...)

Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale celebrates his goal with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema during the 9-1 win over Granada FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Photp: gerard Julien/AFP

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has a foot problem and could miss Wednesday’s La Liga game at Rayo Vallecano when Real will look to keep up the pressur(...)