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What exercised most of the callers to Liveline last Thursday was, of course, the filthy fornication that has featured so prominently in Normal People,(...)

Premier League footballers have come under pressure from the UK goverment regarding wage cuts during the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: Paul Ellis/Getty/AFP

A political football is normally the cliche of choice when something that has nothing to do with football is booted back and forth between agencies at(...)

Wayne Rooney has criticised the UK government and the Premier League over the row regarding footballers taking wage cuts. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty

Wayne Rooney has criticised both the UK Government and the Premier League for placing the nation’s top footballers in a “no-win situation” over the is(...)

The Irish team in an open-top bus are welcomed by the crowds in Dublin on their return from the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Photograph: Inpho

The obvious concern with a documentary such as The Boys In Green (RTÉ One, 9.35pm) is that it will take itself and its subject matter too seriously. (...)

 Lionel Messi is the type of player who comes along every 50 or 100 years, according to Marco van Basten. Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Is Messi real? Arsene Wenger (2010) - “Messi is like a PlayStation player.” Luis Enrique (2014) - “He does things in training that I haven’t even see(...)

Novak Djokovic   hits a return during a practice session ahead of the Australia Open. Photograph: William West/AFP

Gary Lineker’s celebrated quote that soccer is a simple game that “the Germans always win” might well be adapted to tennis and the inescapable dominan(...)

Martin Peters celebrates after scoring   England’s  second goal during the 1966 World Cup final against West Germany at Wembley. Photograph: PA Wire

Former West Ham and Tottenham midfielder Martin Peters, who scored England’s second goal in the 1966 final against West Germany, has died aged 76 foll(...)

Sean Dyche during Burnley’s win over Newcastle. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

The very best revelation of the week That’d be the one from Gary Lineker on his Behind Closed Doors podcast when he reminisced about the time, around(...)

 IAAF president Sebastian Coe  and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar (centre right), attend the opening ceremony of the IAAF World Athletics Championships  in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

IAAF president Sebastian Coe has hit out at the BBC, and presenter Gabby Logan in particular, for making “judgments” about poor crowds at the World Ch(...)

 Albert Adomah scores Aston Villa’s equaliser  in the  Sky Bet Championship match against  Leeds United  at Elland Road in April. Photograph: George Wood/Getty Images

Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds were surprise winners at the Fifa awards in Milan on Monday. To the bemusement of many fans who have not always associated L(...)

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