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Soccer - Today’s News

Ireland’s new striker Rooney intent on taking his chance after first day with senior set-up

The Dubliner hopes to catch the eye during this week’s training camp.

French striker given permission to leave squad to ‘sign a contract with Man Utd’

Anthony Martial was allowed leave the national team to travel to England.

Coleman to cut the mustard at Bayern and all today’s transfer news

Charlie Austin to Manchester United anyone?

Ronaldo is spending £20,000 on an exact replica of… Ronaldo

He’s even sent his hairstylist to make sure it’s perfect.

Lovren determined to make up for nightmare showing against West Ham

The Croatian’s error led to West Ham’s decisive second goal in Liverpool’s 3-0 loss on Saturday.

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Jackson Martinez’s first goal for Atletico Madrid was an absolute peach First Of Many? This post contains videos

Jackson Martinez’s first goal for Atletico Madrid was an absolute peach

The Colombian striker came off the bench to score from 25 yards in their 3-0 win over Sevilla tonight.

In-form Shinji Kagawa shines as Dortmund’s superb start to the season continues

The Japanese international is enjoying a glorious renaissance under the club’s new manager.

United’s transfer failings come to the fore & more talking points from their loss to Swansea

Sergio Romero failed his big audition while Garry Monk is working small miracles in the Valleys.

Serena Williams’ greatness, wrestling’s most violent man and all the week’s best sportswriting

Also, why Jermain Defoe and his job advert have silly season sewn up.

15 of our favourite sporting pictures of the week Say Cheese This post contains images

15 of our favourite sporting pictures of the week

Some classic shots from the week in sport

Dzeko’s first goal for Roma leaves Juventus without a point after two games Calcio This post contains videos

Dzeko’s first goal for Roma leaves Juventus without a point after two games

The Giallorossi were 2-1 winners over the Serie A champions at the Stadio Olimpico .

Romero at fault as Swansea’s dynamic duo Ayew and Gomis hand Man United first defeat of the season

Louis van Gaal’s men suffered a 2-1 loss to the Swans at the Liberty Stadium.

Former Ireland midfielder takes charge of Drogheda United

Johnny McDonnell has left the club by mutual consent.

Manchester City have splashed out €71m on former Chelsea playmaker Kevin de Bruyne

The Belgian international has returned to the Premier League from Wolfsburg.

Wes Hoolahan sacrificed as 10-man Norwich suffer defeat at Southampton

Martin O’Neill was on hand to watch the Saints’ first win of the season.

Can the League of Ireland’s in-form team do the unthinkable and actually avoid relegation?

Martin Russell’s Limerick have picked up 13 points from a possible 15 this month.

As it happened: Swansea v Manchester United, Premier League

We were at the Liberty Stadium to see if Wayne Rooney could pick up from where he left off in Europe.

No centre backs & outrageous Douglas Costa – Bayern’s win yesterday was all kinds of ridiculous

Thomas Muller scored twice for the Bavarians with Arjen Robben also finding the net.

Liverpool send winger out on loan a year after paying £20 million for him

Brendan Rodgers insisted the player had a future at Anfield on Friday.

David de Gea could be a Real Madrid player by Tuesday

Various reports speculate that a deal could be tied up within the next two days.

Neymar: I know nothing of Manchester United

It’s not happening, United fans.

Kevin Doyle celebrated his Ireland recall with another winner last night

Meanwhile, it was a rare bad day at the office for Robbie Keane and the Galaxy.

Gareth Bale scored an absolute corker last night as Real Madrid ran riot

What is going on with the hair though, Gareth?

Injury blow for Ireland as O’Neill trims squad for next week’s crunch qualifiers

Ipswich striker Daryl Murphy is left out as he continues to nurse a calf complaint.

Sligo a bit out of the red after sharing spoils with Shamrock Rovers

Gary McCabe came back to haunt his old club and deny them victory.

O’Sullivan’s clinical strike shoots down Seagulls

The Longford stalwart made the difference to earn his side all three points.

Brendan Rodgers showing good character after ‘self-inflicted’ defeat

The Reds boss also defended ‘not that type of player’ Coutinho after his red card.

‘You have to throw fish to the sharks’: Müller gives penalty to Robben instead of sealing hat-trick

A hat-trick in his 200th game would have been pretty sweet too.

Soccer - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Liverpool Hammered, red cards and Kane’s struggles – Premier League talking points

Plus, why are so few teams winning at home so far this season?

West Brom paid £6 million for Jonny Evans today

The Northern Irishman signs a four-year deal.

Gary Neville: Arsenal title win with THAT squad would redefine history

‘Arsenal are a soft touch – when the screw turns they lack strength, power and pace.’

Louis van Gaal unsure if Sergio Romero will replace De Gea long-term

Louis van Gaal says he is yet to be fully tested.

One of Ireland’s brightest young talents completes move across the water

Chris Forrester is on his way to Peterborough.

Man City continue 100% start to the season with club record win, West Brom defeat nine-man Stoke City

Elsewhere, a Callum Wilson overhead kick earned Bournemouth a point at home to Leicester.

Comical defending sees Liverpool slump to heavy Anfield defeat

West Ham stunned Brendan Rodgers’ side at Anfield.

Chelsea suffer second loss in 100 home games under Mourinho

The Londoners’ poor start to the season continued, as goals from Bakary Sako and Joel Ward consigned the hosts to a shock loss.

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