New Manchester United team-mates Daley Blind and Memphis Depay during a Dutch training session  in Katwijk ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier  against Latvia in Riga. Photo:  Koen Van Weel/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United have formally completed the signing of Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven. United agreed a €43 million deal with the Dutch club for th(...)

Rory McIlroy is the 12th highest earning sportsman in the world according to Forbes having banked €42.7 million last year. Photograph: PA

Boxer Floyd Mayweather has been named the world’s highest-paid sportsman for the second year running after banking 300million US dollars (€266m). Acco(...)

Stephanie Roche is pondering a move to English football. “It’s in my hands really. They obviously want to see something good from me too but they’re pretty keen to get me.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

To call Stephanie Roche’s life hectic since late 2013 when she scored that goal would be putting it mildly. After moving from Ireland to ASPTT Albi i(...)

Orchestrating everything is Messi, an all-round genius who could run past four players or pick out a runner on the far side with a no-look pass. There’s no way to tell.

Rio Ferdinand tells a story in his autobiography about the time he asked Thierry Henry to pick a favourite between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Mes(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates his goal against Atletico Madrid during their Spanish first division soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium. Photo: Andrea Comas/Reuters

A year after Atletico Madrid went to Barcelona and won the league title, Barcelona went to Atletico Madrid and won it back. As the final whistle went(...)

Neymar’s two goals against Bayern Munich in Germany  took  his run of goals at the sharp end of the season to 11 in 10 games. Photo: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Welcome to the Premier League then, Nathan. Or rather, welcome to wherever you’re off to next, which will, let’s face it, almost certainly be somewher(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts at the end of Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final second leg draw with Juventus at the Bernabéu on Wednesday. The result saw the reigning champions knocked out.  Photograph: Juanjo Martin/EPA.

Carlo Ancelotti left his technical area and headed down the tunnel, never to return. Real Madrid had just been knocked out of the Champions League, Ju(...)

 Alvaro Morata equalises for Juventus in the Champions League semi-final second leg at  Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Photo:  Paul Hanna/Reuters

Massimo Allegri had warned his team would face “95 long and interminable minutes” at the Santiago Bernabéu, and so it proved. But the reward at the en(...)

Pep Guardiola speaks to Lionel Messi at half-time during the Champions League semi-final at the Allianz Arena. Photo: Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images

“Raus mit applaus!” was the headline in the German tabloid Abendzeitung after Bayern Munich’s energetic but ultimately rather meek and bloodless exit (...)

Carlos Tevez, pictured with Juventus team mate Patrice Evra, was been been an integral part of the Old Lady’s progress to the Champions League semi-finals. Photograph: Afp

Last week, a few hours after Juventus’s victory over Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, Carlos Tevez was stopped by(...)