“I can’t remember ever any manager telling me ‘This is the way to play for a draw’,” said Scotland boss Gordon Strachan.

No world class players. Just good, good players. Gordon Strachan, a familiar face and voice in his role as television analyst, enters the Lansdowne Ro(...)

Parallel parking: superyachts lined up in Port Hercule at the  “Business of Luxury” summit in Monaco. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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In Numbers: Currency Waterloo 180,000 Number of special €2 coins minted by Belgium to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s defeat at Waterl(...)

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(...)

At the memorial event for footballer Patrick O’Connell in The Mansion House were Mike O’Connell (centre) grandson of Patrick O’Connell with Steve Archibald (left) ex FC Barcelona and Scotland and Jimmy Nicholl (right) Ex Manchester United and Northern Ireland.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Really he should be one of Ireland’s most famous sons. The first Irishman to captain Manchester United, Irish Home Championships-winning captain in 19(...)

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(...)

Despite reports Harry Kane has attracted interest from Manchester United, Tottenham are adamant that they will hold onto him. Photo: Paul Currie/Reuters

Tottenham will resist any bids for their star striker Harry Kane this summer.Kane is regarded as one of the most highly rated forwards in the Barclays(...)

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(...)

A dejected Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo head back to the centre circle after Juventus score during the  Champions League semi-final first leg  in Turin. Photograph:   Michael Regan/Getty Images

Carlo Ancelotti has hit back at Gareth Bale’s agent for accusing Real Madrid’s players of not passing to him, insisting: “It would have been better if(...)

Juventus’ French midfielder Paul Pogba  takes part in a training session on the eve of the Uefa Champions League semi-final second-leg football match against Real Madrid. Photo: Marco Berterello/Getty Images

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba could start Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final, second leg at Real Madrid after returning from injury at the weeke(...)