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Soccer - Today’s News

‘Anyone who spits at me will be eating their supper through a straw’ – Jon Walters

The Irish international has issued a stark warning to his opponents.

‘The truth is Cabinteely is exactly the type of club that the League of Ireland needs to attract’

In the first of his weekly columns, John O’Sullivan looks at what the League of Ireland’s newest members can bring to the table.

Paul Scholes: Ozil isn’t even trying at Arsenal

The club-record signing has struggled to live up to his price tag at the Emirates Stadium.

Sports Illustrated name Robbie Keane best MLS import ever

The Irish international is set to feature, as LA Galaxy take on Chicago Fire at 3am Irish time tomorrow.

Chelsea want action on sexist chanting at football games

Footage has emerged of club doctor Eva Carneiro being abused from the stands.

Ex-Ireland defender Sean St Ledger will be playing alongside Kaka in the MLS this year

The 30-year-old former Leicester and Preston defender had been on trial at the club.

‘Numerous players in the League of Ireland would be Championship standard’

We chat to John O’Sullivan and Macdara Ferris in part 3 of our series ahead of the 2015 season.

19 signs you’re a hardcore Shamrock Rovers fan

We celebrate one of Ireland’s most renowned and revered football clubs.

McMillan the man out to fill the boots of 20-goal Hoban at Dundalk

The striker is relishing the chance to prove himself with a regular run in the Lilywhites team — starting at home to Longford Town tonight.

Champions aiming to prove they’re stronger than last season, says captain O’Donnell

Dundalk start their Premier Division title defence tonight against Longford Town.

Should teams be relegated for racism? Sepp Blatter thinks so

The Swiss is sure that prejudice and ignorance can be stamped out of the game.

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

How many of these 90s League of Ireland footballers can you remember?

Anything higher than five is a decent score!

‘I’m very irritated by this question’ – Van Gaal hits out over Giggs relationship

The Welshman was unmoved by the Dutchman’s celebrations following Manchester United’s win over Newcastle United.

We’ll Leave it There So: Roy Keane summonsed, Warburton’s hi-tech icer and the rest of today’s sport

Meanwhile, Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis has taken to Twitter to allay concerns following his collapse on the pitch against Tottenham.

Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse could be in a lot of trouble after spitgate

The duo were charged for an incident in last’s night game.

Roy Keane summonsed to court over alleged road-rage incident

The date has been set for 31 March — just two days after Ireland’s vital Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland.

5 talking points from the midweek Premier League action

We look back on Man United’s defeat of Newcastle and more of Wednesday’s games.

Galway’s No.1 fan is heading west for their return to the big leagues

President Higgins will be in attendance when Tommy Dunne’s men face Derry City at Eamonn Deacy Park.

‘Emre Can play for any club in the world’ – Brendan Rodgers

The Liverpool boss is very happy with the 21-year old’s progress.

‘It actually looks much scarier than it is’: Gomis offers assurances about his health after collapse

The health of the striker’s father caused his own existing condition to flare up on the field.

Manager sent off for air-humping referee

Frank Klopas is our new favourite boss.

Soccer - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Hazard’s header, Sanchez’s solo effort – and the rest of tonight’s Prem action

It was another bad night for Roberto Martinez and Everton.

Newcastle defensive error gifts Ashley Young an 89th-minute winner

A 1-0 win at St James’ Park keeps Louis van Gaal’s men on course for a Champions League spot.

Henderson scores one, sets up the other as Liverpool stretch their unbeaten league run

It was another comfortable night for the Reds at Anfield.

Welcome back! Gutierrez makes first Newcastle appearance in 17 months following cancer battle

Gutierrez returns as a second-half sub in Newcastle’s defeat to Man United.

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When it comes to a night off homework, you know it’s serious.

Who has the hardest start to the SSE Airtricity League season? We crunched the numbers

And who should be top the league by the end of March?

Did Evans and Cissé spit at each other, or was it just a bit of stray saliva?

Otherwise, there wasn’t much to talk about in the first half at St James’ Park.

Swansea striker Gomis ‘fine’ after worrying collapse at White Hart Lane

French international needed treatment by both medical teams.

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Neymar opened the scoring for Barca tonight – but it’s all about the assist by Messi

Barca beat Villarreal 6-2 on aggregate to book their place in the Copa del Rey final.

As it happened: Newcastle v Man United, Liverpool v Burnley – Premier League match tracker

Updates as they happen from St James’ Park and Anfield.

Ireland’s friendly with England has been given a particularly early kick-off time

The Aviva Stadium will host the game at 1pm on 7 June.

‘It would be an insult for anyone to suggest that these guys were brought in on big money’

Despite signing some top players, Cork City have stayed within budget according to John Caulfield.

Gerard Pique hit with fine for hurling abuse and a parking ticket at policemen

The Barcelona star reportedly told them: ‘You’re jealous of me because I’m famous’.

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