Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets his supporters as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Century Center in South Bend, Indiana. Photograph: Tannen Maury

An Argentinean TV station has used Donald Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric to help advertise their coverage of this summer’s centenary staging of the(...)

Harry Kane in action during the England training session at Olympiastadion in Berlin:  he will start for only the ninth time as he seeks to maintain the impressive form he has demonstrated at Tottenham. Photograph: Annegret Hilse/Getty Images

Harry Kane and Dele Alli will spearhead an inexperienced England side at the Olympiastadion this evening with Roy Hodgson urging his young players to(...)

Steven Gerrard of Los Angeles Galaxy and  Andrea Pirlo  of New York City FC make all the right noises about the standard of play. Photograph: Getty Images

Towards the end of last year’s Major League Soccer season, footage of Andrea Pirlo defending a corner for New York City FC went viral. Well, when we s(...)

Gary Kelly celebrates after scoring for Ireland against Germany in Hanover in 1994, the only occasion that Ireland have  beaten  holders of world cup. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Happens more often than you’d think, this sort of fixture. Not Ireland v Germany specifically, more Ireland v the like of Germany. Or to put more f(...)

Uefa insist they have “strengthened” the FFP regulations but such a claim is hard to square with the fact Manchester City’s net spend this transfer window is €165 million (€227 million). Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger is the only Premier League manager who regularly issues big-picture bulletins on the state of the game. Last week, the man who did mo(...)

 Colorado Rapids defender Shane O’Neill is being lined up by Jurgen Klinsmann for the US Olympic team. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

For years Irish soccer fans have rued the game’s drain of talent to the perpetual lure of the GAA, yet now they face losing a descendant of Gaelic (...)

Robbie Brady celebrates scoring Ireland’s fourth goal and his second  with Hull City clubmate David Meyler (left). Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Getting back on the horse is a damn sight easier when the old steed crouches down to meet you. The Republic of Ireland probably weren’t full value for(...)

An advertisement for 50, Jurgen Klinsmann during the USA’s training session in the Aviva. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing

As Ireland look to redeem themselves or as manager Martin O’Neill puts it; “get back to winning ways” against the USA in tonight’s international frien(...)

Alex Pearce and Stephen Quinn during Ireland’s training session in Malahide. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Amid all the talk of distractions, tonight’s game against the USA somehow seems like one itself. It will doubtless be a welcome one, though, to Martin(...)

USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann smiles during the press conference at the Aviva Stadium where his side face the Republic of Ireland in a friendly. Photograph: Inpho.

Jurgen Klinsmann is looking just fabulous. Sleek and tanned, a thoroughly marvellous advertisement for turning 50 and living in California. His pre-ma(...)