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Soccer - Today’s News

When exactly does the January transfer window close in Europe’s top leagues?

We’ve got all the dates and times you need to know as clubs desperately try and tie up mid-season business ahead of the impending deadlines.

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Is it the most worrying season yet for Irish Premier League players?

With little hope emanating from the January transfer window, what’s next for Ireland’s coterie of top-flight misfits?

Ireland international Glenn Whelan signs new contract at Stoke

The Dubliner has made over 200 appearances for the club since joining in 2008.

We’ll Leave it There So: RTÉ’s future 6 Nations coverage in doubt, Wolfhounds team named and all today’s sport

Also, Ireland’s Glenn Whelan signs a new contract and Man United threaten season ticket holders with bans.

After hitting 20 goals this season, Rooney hoping to catch Martin O’Neill’s eye In Form This post contains videos

After hitting 20 goals this season, Rooney hoping to catch Martin O’Neill’s eye

The ex-Ireland U21 striker has played a major role in the Dons’ Scottish Premiership title challenge.

Football chiefs must ensure Cabinteely do not follow Mervue

The newest League of Ireland club must not end up suffering the same fate as Mervue United, with support and advice from the FAI essential to their success.

‘Just give me the ball,’ Eriksen tells Spurs

He has scored late Premier League winners against Hull City, Swansea City and Sunderland since November.

Leo Messi and Luis Enrique did have a training-ground row, Barca star confirms

The defender has lifted the lid on a heated argument involving the No.10 and his boss after the winter break.

‘I’m a Cork lad’ – Liam Miller on straight-forward decision to return to Leeside

John Caulfield showed off his latest Turner’s Cross signing today.

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Liverpool to bid £29million for 17-year-old prodigy

Also featuring Real Madrid’s cunning plan to land David De Gea and the latest players targeted by Chelsea.

Man United threaten to ban season ticket holders from Sunderland clash

The club are asking fans to pay an additional £50 for the Cambridge FA Cup replay.

Balotelli ‘very disappointed’ by Liverpool drought, admits agent

Balotelli ‘very disappointed’ by Liverpool drought, admits agent

The Italian has yet to score a Premier League goal for the Reds but despite talk of a return to Italy, the misfiring forward is determined to remain at Anfield.

‘We’re working on it’ – I want Yaya Toure at Inter, admits Roberto Mancini

The Manchester City midfielder has become an integral part of the first-team set-up at the Etihad Stadium but has now attracted interest from the Serie A outfit.

Injury scare for Manchester City as Yaya limped off last night in Africa Cup Of Nations

The Ivory Coast midfielder left the pitch clutching his hamstring.

Soccer - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Is Real Madrid’s iconic stadium about to be renamed the Abu Dhabi Bernabéu?

An agreement with a company in the UAE will lead to the change.

Neymar’s double sinks Atletico as Barcelona progress to Copa del Rey semi-finals

Diego Simeone’s side led inside the first minute but the Catalans rallied in what was an absorbing contest.

Beckham-esque Eriksen fires Spurs into the Capital One Cup final

The Danish midfielder scored twice as Tottenham sealed a 3-2 aggregate win over Sheffield United.

WTF? Atletico’s Arda Turan throws his boot at the linesman…and gets a booking!

Tonight’s clash with Barcelona has pretty much had everything.

McIlroy focused on Dubai, not upcoming Dublin court date

The world number one has fond memories of recording his first win as a professional at the Desert Classic.

We’ll Leave It There So: Figo challenges Blatter, Mayweather meets Pacquiao and today’s sport

There’s also Joe Schmidt on Sean O’Brien’s fitness and the newest League of Ireland club is formed in Cabinteely.

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Totti rips it out of Ronaldo’s Ballon d’Or celebration with the help of Dubsmash

The Roma lads are obviously big fans of the lip-sync app.

Convicted rapist Ched Evans reveals ‘fresh evidence’ submitted to Review Commission

Former Sheffield United striker says on his website that be believes the information strengthens his case.

Cabinteely FC have become the newest member of the Airtricity League

The South Dublin club will play their matches at the home of Blackrock RFC in Stradbrook if successful.

Portuguese legend Luis Figo set to run for FIFA presidency

The former Real Madrid star joins other candidates including David Ginola and Jerome Champagne.

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Real renew interest in Sterling, Liverpool want Lavezzi

Meanwhile, two players look set to leave Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United.

Ireland’s Eoin Doyle is scoring goals for fun in League One

Irish internationals Conor Sammon and Paul Green were also both on target last night.

Jose Mourinho is not happy with a certain Sky Sports pundit

The Chelsea manager is adamant his star striker’s altercations with were not motivated by malice.

Rodgers condemns ‘nasty’ Costa, says Liverpool were the better team

The Liverpool boss slammed the striker for his violent actions and believes Thibaut Courtois’ saves made the difference.

Bale rubbishes talk of United move and rift with Ronaldo

The Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has no plans to move to Old Trafford.

Mourinho refuses to wade into Costa incidents after Chelsea’s defeat of Liverpool

The manager kept his counsel on incidents involving the Spanish international.

3 talking points as Chelsea edge past Liverpool to gain place in League Cup final

Costa controversies, Balotelli’s ineptitude and more thoughts.

Soccer - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Ivanovic’s extra-time header sees Chelsea past Liverpool in riveting semi-final

Fans were treated to 120 minutes of exciting action at Stamford Bridge.

Shane Long faces fitness race ahead of Ireland-Poland Euros qualifier after breaking ribs

The striker also suffered a punctured lung shortly after coming on during the Saints’ FA Cup tie with Crystal Palace.

This Ivanovic header sealed Chelsea’s place in the League Cup final

This Ivanovic header sealed Chelsea’s place in the League Cup final

The Londoners lead Liverpool 2-1 on aggregate after extra-time.

As it happened: Chelsea vs Liverpool, Capital One Cup semi-final

How will Chelsea react to being upset by Bradford in the FA Cup?

Diego Costa lucky to avoid a red card after nasty stamp on Emre Can

It is not the first time the Spanish international has been the subject of controversy this season.

We’ll Leave it There So: GAA gets tough on racism, Sexton set to face France and all today’s sport

Also featuring drama in the Leinster Schools Cup and another Irish international potentially moving to the MLS.

Is it too late for an Oscar nod? The Wealdstone Raider documentary is here

Copa 90 give us a different perspective on the man behind the meme.

5 talking points ahead of tonight’s Chelsea-Liverpool League Cup semi

Will Daniel Sturridge return and more thoughts ahead of the game.

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