Homeland Tuesday, RTÉ Two, 9pm You just can’t keep a good agent down. The indefatigable Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is back and facing a whole new(...)

Steve Rider has hit back at Gary Linekar’s criticism of the R&A. Photograph: Phil Cole /Allsport

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England’s Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal against Slovenia in their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifying Group E match at the Stozice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photograph: Reuters

Wayne Rooney considers the spirit within the squad to be the best he has experienced during his 12 years with England as the players of a new generati(...)

Wayne Rooney came within one goal of Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record as his late strike gave England a 3-2 win away at Slovenia. Photograph: Reuters

Slovenia 2 England 3 At this rate, it cannot be long before someone in the camp suddenly announces that England are looking good to win Euro 20(...)

Spurs captain Harry Kane  in action with Burnley goalkeeper  Tom Heaton during the premier League game at Turf Moor. Photograph: Craig Brough/Action Images via Reuters /Livepic

Burnley 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0Harry Kane may have followed in the footsteps of Danny Blanchflower and Dave Mackay but his quest to emulate Gary Lineker(...)

 Andros Townsend scores  England’s equaliser past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during the friendly international     at the Juventus Stadium  in Turin. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Italy 1 England 1As Gary Lineker volunteered a few minutes in, let’s hope Harry Kane can come out of this scoring slump. England’s new striker found i(...)

Harry Kane heads home England’s fourth goal after just 80 seconds on the pitch in the Euro 2016 Group E game against Lithuania at Wembley Stadium. Photograph:  Carl Recine/Action Images/Reuters/Livepic

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Gareth Bale celebrates ending his goal drought against Levante. Rarely has a celebration caused such a fallout. Photograph: Juan Carlos Hidalgo/EPA

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Arrigo  Sacchi pictured during his time as Italy’s national youth team director in 2011. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

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Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson exchanges words with James McArthur of Crystal Palace during the  Premier League match  at the King Power Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

It must go down as one of the stranger days in Nigel Pearson’s managerial career, spent watching a Canadian folk band in the local pub while his job a(...)