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 Ian Baraclough:  ‘If we can take three points from this game, the Swiss have to play Italy [on Sunday] so by the time we play the Swiss we could be two points behind.’  Photograph:  William Cherry/Presseye

Ian Baraclough has urged Northern Ireland’s youngsters to seize their chance after Stuart Dallas was added to an already lengthy list of absentees for(...)

Harry Kane: has scored five goals in his last four game for England. Photograph: Getty

Joe Hart has first-hand experience of that sickening sense of helplessness, the one that grips any opponent whenever the ball veers towards Harry Kan(...)

Poland’s Kamil Grosicki vies for a ball with Finland’s goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky. Photograph: Getty Images

Kamil Grosicki and Pawel Wszolek scored two goals each as an experimental Poland lineup thrashed Finland 5-0 in a friendly on Saturday to extend thei(...)

Eight fights, men only on the main stage and Taylor across the car park in the other building, apparently finished before any of the men began and doing it as she likes doing it, quietly and without fuss.

This of all weeks as world tennis splits down the middle over equality of gender and almost 43 years since Bobby Riggs faced Billie Jean King in thei(...)

Republic of Ireland under-21 manager Noel King (right) is left with a huge task after the defeat to Lithuania. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Under-21s European Championship qualifier Lituania 3 Republic of Ireland 1 The Republic of Ireland’s ambitions of qualifying for a first-ever Under-(...)

Emma Smyth and Cliodhna Sargent celebrate their side’s first goal against Lithuania in  the UDG Healthcare World League Round Two. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Ireland 2 Lithuania 0It was scarcely entertaining but Ireland got the job done and took another step towards Olympic qualification with a 2-0 quarter-(...)