Brian O’Driscoll: his hope is that  Brianodriscoll.com will attract about 100,000 monthly unique visitors. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

It’s the next stage in the life of “brand Brian”. Former rugby professional Brian O’Driscoll has launched a new website www.brianodriscoll.com wher(...)

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(...)

Arsenal’s  Danny Welbeck of Arsenal is challenged by Jordan Obita of Reading during the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

and Arsene Wenger has confirmed Danny Welbeck will miss the FA Cup final and England’s forthcoming matches against Republic of Ireland and Slovenia. (...)

Richard Dunne, in action here against Man City striker Sergio Aguero, will not have his contract renewed by Queens park Rangers. Photo:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Former Republic of Ireland international Richard Dunne is on the look out for a new club after the 35-year-old defender was one of six players let go (...)

Rio Ferdinand has said he has been “overwhelmed” by the support he has received in the wake of the death of his wife, Rebecca Ellison. Photograph: PA

Rio Ferdinand has described being “overwhelmed” by the support he received from football fans after his wife died.The former England captain said Rebe(...)

New Oldham Athletic manager Darren Clarke was previously a coach at the Sunderland Academy.

On Plato Street the taxi drivers were Asian. Along past the new mosque and Portuguese takeaway and up the hill towards Boundary Park, a huge flag of S(...)

Chris Brunt’s deflected free-kick gave West Brom a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United 0 West Bromwich Albion 1Manchester United gave Liverpool more than a glimmer of hope in their push for Champions League qualificatio(...)

Riio Ferdinand and wife Rebecca Ellison, who has died of cancer. Photograph: PA

Rebecca Ellison, the wife of the Queens Park Rangers and England defender Rio Ferdinand, has died of cancer, the player announced on Saturday.She had (...)

Manchester City’s  Vincent Kompany is a doubt for the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Saturday, April 11thBurnley (19) v Arsenal (2)Burnley’s Matt Taylor could return from a seven-and-a-half month Achilles injury lay-off but fellow midf(...)

Uefa president Michel Platini has backed Greg Dyke’s proposals to increase the number of home-grown players in club squads. Photograph: Reuters

Michel Platini has backed Football Association chairman Greg Dyke’s plan to increase the minimum number of home-grown players in club squads from eigh(...)