Scott Williams leaves England’s Mike Brown and Sam Burgess trailing in his wake at Twickenham. Burgess showed all the attributes of his rugby league background in what was England’s biggest game for eight years. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I only started playing centre in 2004. It took until the 2007 World Cup before I felt properly attuned to the nuances of the position and comfortable (...)

Niall Quinn celebrates his equalising goal against the Netherlands.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jack Charlton was never a man to covet the kind of adulation normally reserved for film stars and athletes of less obvious physical attraction, who ca(...)

Raheem Sterling is “definitely not signing” a new contract with Liverpool, his agent Aidy Ward has told the London Evening Standard. Photograph: PA

The man at the centre of Raheem Sterling’s contract debacle has rarely spoken in public, but comments regarding his player’s impasse with Liverpool h(...)

Still green: Jack Grealish celebrates scoring for Ireland Under-21s in 2013. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Try walking in Jack Grealish’s shoes this week. True, he wears the best quiff of any English-born youngster with Irish heritage since Johnny Maher fir(...)

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott celebrates scoring their sixth goal during the League Cup fourth round 7-5 win over Reading at the Madejski Stadium in October 2012. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Even schoolchildren born 50 and 60 years later know that 1927 was a special year for the FA Cup. It remains the only time in the Cup’s 143-year histor(...)

Brazilian Kaka who earns $7.1 million at  Orlando City while some team-mates receive  just $700 a week on contracts which can be waived without compensation at a certain point in the season. Photo:  Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty

Orlando City, featuring Kaka at one end and Sean St Ledger at the other, have filled more than 60,000 seats for its first-ever Major League Soccer gam(...)

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has taken over at Real Sociedad on an 18-month contract. Photograph:  Dave Thompson/PA

John Aldridge believes Real Sociedad supporters will give David Moyes “every chance” to succeed at the struggling La Liga club.Moyes has signed an 18-(...)

John Aldridge of Liverpool in  the 1989 FA Cup final: sports ticketing website to bring buyers and sellers together. photograph: simon bruty/allsport

Liverpool football club officially launches its new merchandising store in Dublin’s Ilac Centre today. Rather amusingly, it is two doors down from a j(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Jonathan Walters out-jumps David Kvirkvelia of Georgia European Championship Qualifier, Boris Paichadze National Arena, Tbilisi, Georgia. Photograph: Inpho

One of the reasons Giovanni Trapattoni used to give for picking Robbie Keane in every game, regardless of the fluctuations of his form, was that he co(...)

When the ball was at Wes Hoolahan’s feet against Portugal in the recent friendly at Meadowlands, one could relax and hope that just maybe, something thrilling and special was going to happen. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The sight of Wes Hoolahan out there on the field in Meadowlands said it all. There were few green shirts on the trains leaving Penn Station for Mead(...)