Katie McCabe: “I’m really excited about it. The whole thing is very full-time professional.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

She will, says one FAI official “rip it up in England”. Even if her energy and enthusiasm were the only things that Katie McCabe was bringing to Arse(...)

Retired tennis player Li Na was one of the most popular winners in Shanghai, picking up the exceptional achievement award. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images for Laureus

Security was tight around the landmark Grand Theatre building on the north side of People’s Square in downtown Shanghai, as some of the biggest names (...)

  Ben Flower of Wigan walks from the pitch after receiving a red card during the   Super League Grand Final against St Helens. Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

Wigan prop Ben Flower has apologised for his attack on St Helens rival Lance Hohaia during Saturday’s Super League Grand Final.Flower became the first(...)

 Ryan Tandy pictured in  2009. Photograph: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

Tributes have poured in for former Hull KR and Ireland Rugby League forward Ryan Tandy, who has died in Australia at the age of 32, reportedly (...)

BT Sport has announced it has won the exclusive UK live broadcast rights for all Champions League and Europa League matches for three seasons from 20(...)

Matt O’Connor: will finish this season with his current employers the Leicester Tigers, before taking up his new appointment on July 1st. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster have announced 42-year-old Australian Matt O’Connor will coach the province after he signed a three-year contract. He will finish this(...)