Cork’s Alan Cadogan and Paddy Stapleton of Tipperary clash in yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A testing Sunday, that. From Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin to Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin and back again, and as ever you end up addled, half hear(...)

Gary Lineker has claimed he feels sick at alleged corruption within Fifa under its president, Sepp Blatter, above.  Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images)

Gary Lineker has claimed he feels sick at alleged corruption within Fifa and labelled the decision to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as “ludicrous”.(...)

A Brazil fan reacts while watching a broadcast of the  World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil v Germany. A World Cup pairing of gargantuan, historical proportions, just the eight titles between them, endless epic encounters, and this, su(...)

 Argentina’s Lionel Messi during yesterday’s game against Switzerland at the Arena de Sao Paulo. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Day 20 and Bill O’Herlihy warned us that “it’ll be messy after the break”, so you assumed Kenny and Richie were on punditry duty again. But it was act(...)

Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini shows his shoulder, claiming he was bitten by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez. Photo: Tony Gentile/Reuters

Look, there’ll be enough talk about Luis, so we’ll focus on the football.Kidding.“Another one of those where were you when . . . ?” moments, to which (...)

Ten-ish days in and there are way too many highlights to mention, but we’ll have a go - in reverse order: (3) Brian Kerr on the ref with the vanishing(...)

Arjen Roben of the Netherlands (left) shakes hands with goalkeeper Iker Casillas of Spain their Group B match at the Arena Fonte Nova in Natal. Photograph: EPA

Day Two and Tony O’Donoghue and Kenny Cunningham were on the RTÉ couch, a particularly big one too for just the pair of them, the distance between (...)

 Wayne Rooney happy with his form and positioning on the pitch. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Wayne Rooney could not care less about the critics who say he should be dropped from the England team.Rooney’s place in Roy Hodgson’s starting XI has(...)

Norwich City chief executive David McNally and New Norwich City manager Neil Adams during a press conference at the Colney Training Centre, Norwich. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Norwich chief executive David McNally has charged new manager Neil Adams with keeping the club in the Barclays Premier League to land the job o(...)

Former England captain John Terry has no plans to come out of international retirement. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

England manager Roy Hodgson has ruled out the possibility of John Terry coming out of international retirement for the World Cup. Ther(...)