Aston Villa’s Conor Hourihane in action against  Tanguy Ndombele during the Premier League game at the  Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

The week’s ‘Memory like an Elephant’ award goes to our very own Conor Hourihane who, after making his Premier League debut with Aston Villa on Saturda(...)

A South Korean football fan wears a Cristiano Ronaldo  mask during the match between the Italian side and the K League All Stars at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

Football fans in South Korea are taking legal action to seek compensation after Cristiano Ronaldo failed to play in a friendly during Juventus’ pre-se(...)

Jorge Mendez with Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldo’s son Cristiano Jr and his mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro,  at a ceremony in 2015 to celebrate Ronaldo becoming Real Madrid’s all-time leading scorer. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Two Irish companies owned by football super-agent Jorge Mendes have appointed a veteran Irish tax expert as a director. Michael Mullins, a former pre(...)

Gareth Bale: won the Champions League four times in his six years in Spain. But he is now heading for the exit door as he is not in head coach Zidane’s plans. Photograph:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Real Madrid and Gareth Bale are working on his exit from the Bernabéu after six years in Spain, with China offering him a way out. The relationship b(...)

Troy Parrott started for Tottenham against Juventus in Singapore. Photograph: Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty

Juventus 2 Tottenham Hotspur 3 Harry Kane’s outrageous stoppage-time strike from the halfway line got Tottenham’s pre-season off to a memorable start(...)

Juventus have confirmed the signing of Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax for a fee of €75m. Photograph: Alessandro Di Marco/EPA

Juventus have confirmed the signing of Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax for a fee of €75m (£67.8m), with the 19-year-old defender agreeing a five-year contr(...)

Conor McGregor was ranked 65 in the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Photograph: PA Wire

MMA fighter Conor McGregor and golfer Rory McIlroy are the only two Irish people to make onto the Forbes celebrity rich list this year.  McGrego(...)

Lionel Messi in action for Argentina during their Copa America clash with Paraguay. Photograph: Yuri Edmundo/EPA

Lionel Andres Messi is 32 today. The little maestro made his Barcelona first-team debut at 16 so has spent half his life competing at the top level. H(...)

Matthijs de Ligt in action for the Netherlands against Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in the Nations League Final at Estadio do Dragao in Porto. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Ajax’s teenage centre back Matthijs de Ligt has agreed a deal to join Italian champions Juventus according to reports in Italy. According to Sky Ital(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Uefa Nations League final. Photograph: EPA

Portugal 1 Netherlands 0 At the final whistle the celebrations from Cristiano Ronaldo were quite restrained compared to the other occasions when he h(...)

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