Donegal’s Kevin Cassidy and Dublin’s Bryan Cullen during the 2011 All-Ireland football semi-final. “Yeah, it’s definitely an All-Ireland that we let slip.” says Cassidy.

It’s well established that Jim McGuinness and Kevin Cassidy have an uneasy history. Cassidy, Donegal’s two-time All Star wing back, contributed(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: the annexing of of Crimea could have unforseen consequences for Russia’s plans to host the 2018 World Cup.

Officials fear penalty for breaching Uefa regulations in Russian Cup preliminary matches and falling foul of Vladimir PutinSKChF Sevastopol won 2-0 at(...)

Donegal boss Jim McGuinness: “I think the divide is becoming bigger and bigger.  Dublin are way out in front of any other team.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has compared Dublin’s resource advantage to that enjoyed by Chelsea in the Premier League in the years after Roman Abr(...)

Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho: “Some they have 10 years to win something, I have only two.” Photograph: Laszlo Beliczay/Epa

Jose Mourinho has reopened old wounds on the eve of the new Premier League campaign by suggesting that rival managers such as Arsene Wenger and Manuel(...)

Presidential candidate: Petro Poroshenko greets supporters at a rally. Photograph: Mykola Lazarenko/Reuters

Like so many settlements around Donetsk, Oktyabrsky sits next to a coal mine, its lift tower jutting like an old tooth from the dark earth. But two(...)

Diego Costa: is expected to join Chelsea after the Champions League final on May 24th.

Chelsea hope to conclude the signing of Diego Costa from Atlético Madrid immediately after the Spanish club’s participation in the Champions League fi(...)

 A banner showing support for Ryan Giggs during the  Premier League match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford. Manchester United  paid €87 million in interest and other finance costs in 2012-13.  Photo:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty

Premier League clubs paid their players and other staff a record €2.19 billion in 2012-13, up 11 per cent on the previous year, according to a review (...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho keeps the ball from Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard during yesterday’s match at Anfield. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

After a season in which they had threatened to rewrite the laws of football physics, Steven Gerrard and Liverpool were left to reflect that gra(...)

Image of the week: And so it begins The dates you need if you want to either book time off to watch a few pitch meltdowns or bury your head under(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes John Terry will only play again if they reach the Champions League Final after picking up an injury in the semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid in Spain on Tuesday night. Photograph:   Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

José Mourinho is threatening to rest virtually his entire Chelsea team and potentially hand Liverpool the Premier League title after revealing (...)