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Yesterday’s News

Lyon complete €17 million signing of Memphis Depay from Man United

The Netherlands international is determined to prove himself again after a disappointing 18-month spell at Old Trafford

Murray wins again Down Under as he powers past Sam Querrey

He eased past the American to book his place in the last 16.

'Equating Messi with anyone else is like comparing a policeman with Batman'

Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli has insisted it is a waste of time trying to measure his fellow Argentinian against the rest of the football world.

Done deal! West Brom sign Hull star for €11.5 million

Jake Livermore has completed a move from the Tigers to the Baggies, signing a four-and-a-half-year contract

Thursday 19 January, 2017

Tim Howard can't take back controversial comments

The US goalkeeper made some ill-advised remarks about the “passion” of dual-nationals.

Man United outcast Memphis set to join Lyon in next '48 hours’

The French side are closing in on the colourful Netherlands international who they feel is the perfect winter signing for the club.

'Immeasurable bulls**t' - Ligue 1 coach destroys Van Basten's offside plan

Rennes coach Christian Gourcuff has questioned the Dutch legend in the strongest terms.

Southampton star closes in on €9m West Ham switch

Jose Fonte is set to move to London in a deal that could rise to €14 million.

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Saint-Etienne’s Henri Saivet was also on target as Zimbabwe were easily beaten.

Fitzgerald continues unbeaten record as Wexford boss with three-point defeat of Dublin

Their reward for tonight’s win is a spot in the Walsh Cup semi-finals.

Blow for Spurs' title hopes as Vertonghen ligament damage confirmed

The highly-rated Belgian international is expected to be out for around six weeks.

Serena Williams forces apology from reporter who described her performance as 'scrappy'

“That’s a very negative thing to say. Are you serious?”

Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Liverpool sell Portuguese defender Ilori to Jaap Stam's Reading

The 23-year-old centre-back has signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the promotion-chasing Royals.

Lionel Messi's representatives claim 'interview' was fake

The Argentine superstar’s representatives says he never spoke to Coach Magazine.

Klopp unhappy as Matip could miss 8 games 'without doing anything wrong'

The Liverpool manager is frustrated at the lack of clarity from Fifa as his defender remains unavailable.

Under-fire referee Mike Dean demoted to the Championship

The official has endured a difficult December, following a number of controversial Premier League decisions.

Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Back in the good books? Costa trains with full squad after reported Conte bust-up

The striker is preparing with his team-mates for Sunday’s clash with Hull.

Monday 16 January, 2017

4 examples of how Pep Guardiola is making life difficult for himself at City

Struggles with the aging squad the manager inherited worsened at Everton.

Marseille fail to reach Payet deal as West Ham demand €34 million

The Ligue 1 side’s president Jacques-Henri Eyraud is believed to have travelled to London on Monday.

Alexis Sanchez admits to tax fraud totalling nearly €1 million

The Arsenal forward is reported to have already paid the money back, which will likely see him handed a fine rather than be put on trial.

'I do not think I will return to coaching' - Van Gaal set to call it quits

The Dutch manager is widely considered to be one of football’s most innovative coaches.

Rory McIlroy rib injury forces Abu Dhabi withdrawal

After getting injured in South Africa last week, the star has been ruled out of the tournament.

'Sh*t happens' - Pogba issues defiant response after Liverpool mishap

The Red Devils midfielder was defiant after a poor display at home to the Reds on Sunday.

Sunday 15 January, 2017

Ireland shouldn't turn their nose up at English-born Birmingham star

Lukas Jutkiewicz has been linked with a Boys in Green call-up in recent weeks.

Saturday 14 January, 2017

Alonso scores twice as Costa-less Blues dismiss title holders to go seven clear

They eased past Leicester City despite the absence of their star striker.

Wenger plays down Alexis behaviour after Arsenal star reacts angrily to substitution

The Chilean appeared to be frustrated with his manager’s decision to haul him off with almost 10 minutes left.

Sunderland fans leave before half-time, Joey Barton snatches the points for Burnley

A round-up of today’s Premier League action.

Costa told to apologise by Chelsea team-mates - reports

The Spain international will miss the Blues’s visit to Leicester City following a training ground bust-up.

Mourinho features in Uefa's all-time top 10 coaches but no room for Pep

Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough are also included but the Manchester City boss was unable to make his way onto the list.

Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny named SWAI Personality of the Year

Meanwhile, Cork City’s Mark McNulty won Goalkeeper of the Year.

Who will win the Premier League? Can Ireland qualify? Our writers' 2017 football predictions

Plus, who will get PFA Player and Young Player of the Year?

Friday 13 January, 2017

Unbelievable Jeff! Crystal Palace sign Leicester winger for €14 million

Jeffrey Schlupp has agreed a four-and-a-half-year deal at Selhurst Park after completing a medical.

Barcelona sack director after Messi comments

Pere Gratacos has been removed from his post at the club.

'I've stopped listening' - John Stones ignoring critics ahead of Everton return

The Manchester City defender has come under fire at times this season, but the England international is taking everything in his stride

23-year-old American becomes youngest golfer to shoot 59 in PGA Tour history

Justin Thomas continued fired an 11-under par round at the Sony Open.

Drogba agrees $150,000-per-month contract with Corinthians - reports

The Ivorian is prepared to follow in Ronaldo’s footsteps and join the Brazilian outfit.

Thursday 12 January, 2017

Tottenham legend expecting Real Madrid and Barcelona to move for Alli

Ossie Ardiles is not surprised with reports linking the midfielder with a move to La Liga.

Wednesday 11 January, 2017

35-point win for Kildare in O'Byrne Cup while Meath and Laois on course for battle to reach semi-finals

The second round of group games in the Leinster competition took place tonight.

Ronaldo, Murray and Bolt included on six-man shortlist for coveted world sport award

LeBron James, Steph Curry and Mo Farah have also been nominated for the men’s gong.

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