Footballer Rio Ferdinand: “People have a perception of who you are through the image that’s painted of you through the media . . . so Twitter allows me to present a real version of myself.” Photograph: Reuters

In the pantheon of technological luminaries gracing the stages of this year’s Web Summit, imparting wisdom and insight about the wide-ranging role of (...)

Rio Ferdinand, QPR footballer on the sport stage of Web Summit. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile 2:03

Soccer player Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he won’t appeal a three-game ban and £25,000 fine after directing a jibe on Twitter to a follower who had cr(...)

Preparations for the web summit  under way in the RDS, Dublin, as the technology conference opens its doors to the public  today. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

When the first Web Summit took place in 2010, it didn’t register on many people’s radars. Founded by Paddy Cosgrave, Daire Hickey and David Kelly, it (...)

 QPR’s  Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches and fined £25,000  for comments he made on Twitter. Photograph: John Walton/PA

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches and fined £25,000 (€31,675) for comments he made on Twitter, the English Football Asso(...)

Queens Park Rangers’ Charlie Austin celebrates scoring the opening goal of game  at Loftus Road, London, last night. Photograph: PA

QPR 2 Aston Villa 0 A brace from Charlie Austin lit up an otherwise forgettable game as QPR moved off the bottom of the Premier League and ease(...)

Harry Redknapp: His side are about to  embark on a quartet of games against Liverpool, Aston Villa, Chelsea and Manchester City. Photograph: Olly Greenwood/Getty Images)

It has been said already this Premier League season, just seven games old, that Queen’s Park Rangers are all over the place. Bottom of a division they(...)

German national team coach Joachim Löw (right) with (from left) general manager  Oliver Bierhoff, goalkeeper coach Andreas Koepke and coach assistant Thomas Schneider. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters.

The age of data analysis in football began in Swindon on the 18th of March, 1950, some time around a quarter to four in the afternoon. In the crowd at(...)

Cesc Fabregas in action during the match between Chelsea and  Arsenal at Stamford Bridge yesterday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

According to Rio Ferdinand’s autobiography, which was released last week, Alex Ferguson’s favourite word in pre-match team talks was: “CONCENTRATE!” F(...)

Joe Hart: “It is a big game after a disappointing start in Munich . . . We are aware it is the Champions League and not the knockout phase but especially at home we are going in trying to win the game.” Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Manchester City’s Champions League ambitions are on a tightrope as Roma visit tonight. Manuel Pellegrini’s side need to win or next month’s trip to CS(...)

  Tyler Blackett (right) is suspended ahead of West Ham game.  Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal has admitted Manchester United’s plight is the hardest moment of a glittering managerial career. United have only five points from fiv(...)