Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson confronts Chelsea striker Diego Costa during the League Cup semi-final first leg at Anfield. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

Jordan Henderson and Diego Costa almost came to blows in the Anfield tunnel as Liverpool’s League Cup semi-final against Chelsea ended in acrimony.Th(...)

 Republic of Ireland International Stephanie Roche walks past Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the Fifa Ballon d’Or awards in Zurich. Photograph: Valeriano Di Domenico / Inpho 1:47

As Stephanie Roche turns her attention to making something like a living from the game she plays so well, Real Madrid star Ronaldo has signalled hi(...)

This article first appeared in Eight By Eight Magazine in March 2014. Last October (2013), 500 journalists attended the Institute of Directors (...)

Alan Pardew is leaving Newcastle to return to Selhurst Park where he played for Crystal Palace in the late Eighties and early Nineties. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Certainty may be a stranger at St James’ Park right now but two things are definite: Newcastle United will not rush into replacing Alan Pardew and th(...)

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney (right) has said he is sorry if his rendition of the republican ballad Joe McDonnell offended anybody and that he does not support violence or believe in every lyric in the song. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times. 0:39

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney has said he is sorry if his rendition of the republican ballad Joe McDonnell offended any(...)

Saido Berahino during a training session with the English squad earlier this month. Photograph: Mike Egerton/Pa

Premier League football star Saido Berahino is to be interviewed by police after being arrested for drink-driving.The West Brom and England striker wa(...)

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho 0:39

The FAI has failed to respond to questions put to it regarding a video showing its chief executive, John Delaney, singing the republican ballad Joe(...)

England fans  during the international friendly with Scotland at Celtic Park.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

The England band were completely unaware they were providing the background music for anti-IRA songs during Tuesday’s friendly in Scotland, their lea(...)

The much-anticipated meeting of England and Scotland was marred my provocative chants and subsequent arrests. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/Pa

Seven people were arrested following a disturbance near a hotel after the Scotland v England football match last night in Glasgow.Police were called t(...)

Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring England’s second in their 3-1 win over Scotland at Celtic park

Scotland 1 England 3 For a few moments England had toyed with the idea of making it a more difficult night than necessary. Andy Robertson had just sco(...)