Luis Suarez celebrates after opening the scoring  for Barcelona against Real Madrid in the Spanish Primera Division game at the   Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters/Livepic

Real Madrid 0 Barcelona 4 Barcelona dealt a stinging blow to Real Madrid’s title hopes when Luis Suarez and Neymar continued their scintillating form(...)

Real Sociedad’s coach David Moyes  shakes hands with  Las Palmas coach  Quique Setien at the beginning of the Spanish Primera Division soccer match. The Scot was sacked by  the Basque club on Monday. Photograph: Elvira Urquijo/EPA

Real Sociedad have sacked coach David Moyes after Friday’s 2-0 defeat at promoted Las Palmas left the Basque club hovering just above the La Liga rele(...)

Dundalk’s Richie Towell celebrates with the FAI Cup. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 9, 2015, 08:20

Soccer John O’Shea may still play for Ireland in Monday’s Euro 2016 play-off second leg with Bosnia and Herzegovina, despite Sunderland Sam All(...)

David Moyes: his Real Sociedad team have only won twice in their last 10 games. Photograph: Juan Herrero/EPA.

David Moyes is on the verge of the sack from Real Sociedad as the Spanish club consider their options following a 2-0 defeat at second-bottom Las Palm(...)

 Real Sociedad’s coach, David Moyes, reacts during the primera division liga match against Levante last month. Photograph: EPA

Real Sociedad coach David Moyes does not fear for his future at the club following Friday’s league defeat to Las Palmas, the Scot believing he will be(...)

Roy Keane has called Ashley Young “an absolute disgrace” for an apparent dive in Manchester United’s Champions League win over CSKA Moscow. Photograph: EPA

Roy Keane has called Ashley Young “an absolute disgrace” for an apparent dive in the Champions League match against CSKA Moscow. Young left his leg in(...)

Memphis Depay celebrates scoring Manchester United’s first goal Photograph: Andrew YatesReuters

Wayne Rooney ended his 11-match goal drought as Manchester United climbed to the top of the Barclays Premier League for the first time in over two yea(...)

Alex Ferguson: “One of the pupils at Harvard said to me, ‘What do you know now that you wish you’d known 30 years ago?’ - and it’s communication. When I was younger I wanted to rule the world and do everything.”

When Sir Alex Ferguson became a professional footballer in the early 1960s, he earned £16 a week (£300 in today’s money) in a sport that was a solid (...)

Alex Ferguson wanted neither David Moyes nor Louis van Gaal to replace him. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Alex Ferguson has revealed that David Moyes, the man chosen as his managerial successor at Manchester United, was sixth on a list of ideal replacemen(...)

Anthony Martial opens his Manchester United goalscoring account as he beats Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

In his comments on Anthony Martial, Michael Carrick strengthened the sense of what strange times these are at Manchester United. Martial made an ex(...)