Barnsley’s Dan Crowley  in action during the Capital One Cup clash against Everton at Oakwell Stadium. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

The never-ending search for tomorrow leads to a car park in Doncaster. Outside the Keepmoat Stadium, home of Doncaster Rovers, a tracksuited teenager (...)

 Brendan Rodgers looks dejected during his final game as Liverpool manager. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

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Dimitri Payet celebrates after scoring the second goal for West Ham Reuters / Graham Stuart

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham Dick Advocaat could only look on in horror as Sunderland squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with West Ham amid spec(...)

Mark Nally and Alison Garrett and part of their wedding party. Photograph: Suzanne Fahey of Circus Photography

Alison, a contract analyst at Icon, and Mark, a landscape architect, have known each other since they were junior infants at St Patrick’s Junior Sc(...)

England manager Roy Hodgson during the squad announcement at Wembley Stadium, London. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA

England manager Roy Hodgson says there’s been no guarantees given to Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish that he will be called up into the English se(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge, Jordon Ibe and Jordan Rossiter during a training session at Melwood. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits Daniel Sturridge has to be handled carefully to ensure they do not “break” him again. The England internation(...)

The opening weekend of the World Cup saw the TMO in use 25 times in eight games, a rate that has thankfully slowed down since. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

There is a particular focus on discipline under Joe Schmidt. Giving up penalties results in lost territory, lost points and lost games. With 17 penalt(...)

Daniel Sturridge scores Liverpool’s second goal in the Premier League against Aston Villa at Anfield . Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Liverpool 3 Aston Villa 2 Timing is everything and Daniel Sturridge’s first goals for six months did his manager Brendan Rodgers a huge favour at Anfi(...)

Relaxing in Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow,  winner of the AA Hotel of the Year 2015

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 South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen: “If we don’t win we are out. We have to give our all. I’m ready to do that.” Photo:  Steve Haag/Gallo Images

A history of violence. Recent cuddlings of these gargantuan men is drenched in bloody yet wincingly enjoyable rugby. There have been 50-pointer(...)