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(...)

Former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay will face no disciplinary action from the Football Association in relation to the content of text messages sent between him and former head of recruitment Iain Moody, the governing body has announced. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA

Former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay will face no disciplinary action from the Football Association over the content of text messages sent between him (...)