Danny Cipriani has made an impressive start to the season with Gloucester. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Increasingly Danny Cipriani looks fated to be a quiz answer for years to come. Name the most gifted English sportsman of his generation who never play(...)

Meath’s goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke dejected after defeat to Offaly in the All-Ireland series in 2017. He has opted out of this season’s panel.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If it’s January, it must be time for a team meeting. And so it was last month that we gathered, my junior A team-mates and I, for a pre-season pow-wow(...)

The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into sexual abuse claims at London football clubs. Photograph: Getty/Tony Margiocchi

Britain’s largest police force has launched an investigation into sex abuse claims involving clubs in London. The Metropolitan Police said a team of (...)

Matt Le Tisser has called the behaviour of former Southampton youth officer Bob Higgins ‘very wrong.’ Photograph: Getty/Phil Cole

The former Southampton footballer Matt Le Tissier has revealed that he witnessed inappropriate behaviour by a coach at the centre of abuse allegations(...)

England manager Roy Hodgson said there were signs of progress in this World Cup but it still led to an early exit. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

It is strange to look back and consider that most of the important things were said before the Uruguay game. Roy Hodgson teased Luis Suarez to prov(...)

Stephanie Roche of Peamount United FC. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At Peamount United last Tuesday night the rain was falling in sheets, in buckets, in curtains of water. From the surrounding countryside of Newcastle (...)