Aston Villa midfielder Tom Cleverley has played down any incident with Roy Keane. Photograph:     Michael Regan/Getty Images

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has confirmed his former assistant Roy Keane did turn up at midfielder Tom Cleverley’s house this week.However, the V(...)

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Jonathan Walters celebrates with Bojan scoring the winning goal against Arsenal last weeklend. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters.

There are those who believe Metallica wrote a song about Jonathan Walters’s Premier League career. At several points over the years even some Stoke(...)

  Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert (left) with former  assistant manager Roy Keane (centre) and first team coach Scott Marshall   at Villa Park.  Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Aston Villa have dismissed reports claiming Roy Keane had a bust-up with players before he quit the club last week. Newspaper reports emerged on Mond(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill (right) revealed that Keane had talked to him a couple of weeks back about the difficulty he was experiencing as he tried to juggle both roles and  welcomed that he had decided to stick with the Irish job. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Shay Given may again be asked to act as Paul Lambert’s assistant for the Premier League game at Burnley today as the Aston Villa manager looks to reo(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill is delighted assistant manager Roy Keane has committed fully to his role with the national side after leaving his position as Paul Lambert’s number two

Ireland boss Martin O’Neill has expressed his “delight” over assistant manager Roy Keane opting to leave his position as Paul Lambert’s number two at (...)

 Roy Keane  and Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert look on from the bench prior during last Monday’s 1-1 draw with Southampton at Villa Park. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

The bookies were quick off the mark in the wake of Roy Keane’s surprise departure from Aston Villa with a variety of firms looking to generate intere(...)

Roy Keane has stepped down from his role at Aston Villa. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Roy Keane has resigned his role as assistant manager with Premier League outfit Aston Villa with immediate effect the club has confirmed.In a statemen(...)

Jonathan Sexton goes off injured with Dr. Eanna Falvey against Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 25, 2014, 08:36

Katie Taylor’s fifth consecutive World championship title dominates the sports pages this morning and rightly so. Johnny Watterson has been ringsid(...)

Former Asada head Richard Ings questions validity of series  for The Cormac McAnallen Cup (above). Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 21, 2014, 08:30

Ahead of the International Rules test tomorrow morning between Ireland and Australia, and the validity of the hybrid game has been called into ques(...)