Kevin Doyle will come face to face with Robbie Keane this weekend as Colorado Rapids take on LA Galaxy. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kevin Doyle plans to get one over on compatriot Robbie Keane when the Irish strikers line up against each other in Major League Soccer tonight and hop(...)

Chris Coleman says Wales are starting to face expectations, but each game ‘will be about those 90 minutes’. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

The speed with which they’ve climbed the world rankings over the last couple of years always marked Wales out as desirable top seeds but if Martin O’N(...)

 US first lady Michelle Obama declares the Special Olympics open at the Opening Ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, USA, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s athletes received one of the loudest cheers of the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday night as they marched in(...)

Special Olympic competitors at Dublin Airport as they left for the World Summer games in Los Angeles this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Team Ireland athletes participating in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games are busy preparing for the opening of the games tomorrow. At the opening (...)

Rookie outfit Orlando City are paying Kaka $6.6 million while the 30 other squad players receive a total of $4 million between them.  Photo:  Alex Menendez/Getty

Twenty-four-year-old Thomas McNamara grew up 40 minutes north of Yankee Stadium where he currently patrols midfield for New York City FC. With enough (...)

Robbie Keane has been overtaken by Steven Gerrard as the LA Galaxy’s highest paid player. Photograph: EPA

Robbie Keane remains one of the highest paid players in the MLS according to 2015 salary figures released by the MLS Players Union. Keane currently ta(...)

Steven Gerrard congratulates LA Galaxy teammate Robbie Keane on his equaliser against Club America in the International Champions Cup Match in California, a game in which the former Liverpool captain made his debut for the MLS club Photograph: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

LA Galaxy 2 Club America 1 Steven Gerrard said it was a “great feeling” to make his LA Galaxy debut in the 2-1 friendly victory over Club America but (...)

Republic of Ireland  fans soak up the atmosphere.

He’s been to 130 Republic of Ireland away matches, every major tournament the ‘Boys in Green’ have ever been to and he’s spent an estimated €400,000 (...)

Wes Hoolahan and Scotand’s Scott Brown battle for possession at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland manager seemed to have stumbled upon a system that works. That accommodated Wes Hoolahan. That had Scotland on the rack for(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill cuts a frustrated figure. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan 2:10

There is rarely a good time to hear the strange music of Scottish bagpipes. But an hour into what was supposed to be an exhibition of Irish fury at th(...)