Rickie Lambert will undergo a medical at West Bromwich Albion as he looks to move from Liverpool where he failed to live up to expectations. Photo: Andrew Powell/Getty Images

West Brom have completed the signing of Rickie Lambert on a two-year-contract after swiftly concluding negotiations for the Liverpool striker. It’s un(...)

Chelsea have sold Brazilian full-back to Atletico Madrid just a year after he made the move from Madrid to Stamford Bridge. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Chelsea have sold defender Filipe Luis back to Atletico Madrid, the Premier League club announced on their website. The 29-year-old Brazilian, a £16mi(...)

Michael Carrick of Manchester United protects the ball from Sergio Busquets of FC Barcelona during an International Champions Cup match at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on Saturday. Photo: Josh Edelson/Getty Images

Michael Carrick has no qualms about fighting Bastian Schweinsteiger and Moran Schneiderlin for a place in the Manchester United first team this season(...)

Roy Keane at the launch of the SSE Airtricity Under-17 National League at FAI Headquarters in Abbotstown yesterday. Keane called for more Irish players to be playing at top level. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO
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  • July 28, 2015, 08:07

Jim McGuinness: Cork the victims of a flawed competition format In today’s paper the former Donegal manager poses the question why the All-Irel(...)

Former Ireland and Manchester United captain Roy Keane played for Rockmount and Cobh Ramblers in Ireland before moving Nottingham Forrest. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Roy Keane believes that Ireland don’t have enough players playing regular football at a top level and that it is affecting the national squad. The the(...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho gives no interviews while he is on his holidays. Photograph: Getty.

José Mourinho has begun the mind games before the Premier League season by taking aim at Manuel Pellegrini and Arsène Wenger. The Chelsea manager que(...)

Shaun Wright-Phillips has joined his younger brother Bradley in the MLS. Photograph: Getty Images

New York Red Bulls have announced the signing of former England international Shaun Wright-Phillips, who will link up with his younger brother Bradley(...)

Former German striker Oliver Bierhoff shows the name of Wales during the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Photograph: Getty Images

‘Wales?” George Hamilton’s exclamation was disbelieving, as though a little part of him suspected Oliver Bierhoff and Jérôme Valcke were playing some (...)

Steve Rider has hit back at Gary Linekar’s criticism of the R&A. Photograph: Phil Cole /Allsport

The sports presenter Steve Rider has called his former BBC colleague Gary Lineker “sour and misguided” over his criticism of the R&A as “pompous …(...)

The coffin of Charles Patrick Evans is carried off a Royal Air Force C-17 military transporter plane at RAF Brize Norton.  Photograph: Joe Giddens/AFP/Getty Images

The last time Pat Evans was in Holy Cross Church in West Bromwich, where he was married to Maureen half a century before, he had a six-inch nail and a(...)