Brendan Rodgers looks dejected during his final game as Liverpool manager. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

It was the quarterback Peyton Manning who once declared that “pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing”. If that(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly (above) officially opened Clúid housing association’s development in Belmayne, Dublin 13 on July 1st, 2015. With him is Clúid tenant Helen Maguire. Photograph: Stuart McNamara

A Dublin housing scheme which was launched with an eye-catchingly lavish advertising campaign in 2007 - but became a a ghost estate after the property(...)

Chelsea’s  striker Diego Costa (R) comes together with Liverpool’s  during the Capital One Cup semi-final, second leg at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Jose Mourinho defended Diego Costa after the striker twice appeared to stamp on opponents during Chelsea’s victory over Liverpool which earned a place(...)

Former Arsenal, New York Red Bulls, Barcelona and France striker retires at 37 after 20 year career. Photograph: Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Arsenal paid a fitting tribute to Thierry Henry, as did a number of his soon-to-be new colleagues, after the former Gunners striker announced his reti(...)

Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli (right) walks off the pitch at half-time with Real Madrid’s Pepe, before swapping shirts in the tunnel, during their Champions League Group B match at Anfield. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

Brendan Rodgers is planning to reprimand Mario Balotelli after another disappointing night for Liverpool in the Champions League and the latest demons(...)

  Leinster’s Brian O’Driscoll   scroing a try against Munster. The two sides meet this weekend but the retired O’Driscoll will be hoping to be still involved in the Dunhill Links. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

Brian O’Driscoll becomes the latest Irishman to tee it up at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland starting on Thursday over the St Andrews, Ca(...)

 Uche Nwofor of Nigeria (second right) celebrates with team-mates after equalising in the last minute against Scotland last month.  Photograph:   Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Manager: Stephen Keshi Best finish: Second round (1994, 1998) World Cup record: Played 17, Won 5, Drawn 3, Lost 9 History They firs(...)

 Michael Owen  and  Steve McManaman in the BT Sport channel studio in  London.

Mary HanniganIt was Charlie Darwin who once said that it wasn’t the strongest or most intelligent of the species that survives, it was the one “most a(...)

 The Bayern Munich players celebrate after Saturday night’s victory in the  Uefa Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley. Liam Brady had forecast a few months ago Bayern would emerge victorious. Photograph: Getty Images

It was after Magician gave Aidan O’Brien yet another victory in the 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday that Ted Walsh noted “Coolmore hav(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan: struggling to control his inner chimp at The Crucible.  Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

It was only the week before last that sports psychologists were queuing up to offer advice to Luis Suarez to help cure his nibbling issue, one (...)