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Soccer - Friday 18 May, 2018

Another one bites the dust as Lambert leaves relegated Stoke

The Potters fell through the Premier League trap door after a difficult season.

Man United sweating on Lukaku's fitness ahead of FA Cup final showdown with Chelsea

Jose Mourinho will wait until the ‘last moment’ to decide on whether the key attacker is fit to play.

Swansea will begin life in the Championship with a new manager

The Welsh club parted ways with Carlos Carvalhal today.

Irish striker O'Donovan to appeal 10-game ban for red card in Australian decider

The Corkman was dismissed in added time as Melbourne Victory were victorious in the A-League Grand Final.

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'Not going to lie, I'm gutted...This is hard to take' - Joe Hart on World Cup rejection

The goalkeeper has played in nine of England’s World Cup qualifiers.

'Maybe the dinosaur I became was the last symbol of times that have changed' - Wenger

The Frenchman admits he is still coming to terms with his departure at Emirates Stadium after 22 years.

Kluivert preparing for Ajax exit after contract feud

Prized Ajax youngster Justin Kluivert admits he is thinking of leaving the club, accusing them of trying to force him to sign a new deal.

'It’s easy to go out and play in front of 6,000 people when they're roaring you on'

Champions Cork City will be aiming to keep their 100% home record intact against Bray Wanderers tonight, while leaders Dundalk travel to Dalymount Park.

Soccer - Thursday 17 May, 2018

'David Silva is a mixture of Iniesta and Xavi'

Pep Guardiola has lavished praise on a key creative influence at the Etihad Stadium.

'We probably won't get home until 2.30 in the morning. And all our lads work'

Bray’s caretaker boss Graham Kelly on his side’s improvement in form and the challenges of being a part-time club.

No Martial or Lacazette in star-studded France squad

The pair have been excluded from Didier Deschamps’ squad.

Lukaku 'improved' but mocked by Belgian team-mate over first touch

Dries Mertens admits the Manchester United striker is laughed at in training.

Golfer's wife blamed mother-in-law for attack in 911 call

Krista Glover was arrested after an alleged altercation with the former US Open champion.

Fans suspected of monkey chants during France game 'should be punished' - Russia World Cup chief

Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele were reportedly subjected to racist abuse during a friendly against Russia earlier this year.

Guardiola extends City stay after record-breaking season

The former Barcelona boss will stay on until the end the 2020/21 season.

'He has all the qualities to do the Arsenal job' - Gunners boss backs former captain Arteta

Arsene Wenger believes the Man City coach possesses the attributes to succeed him.

Ligue 1 club to part company with Claudio Ranieri after just one season

The Premier League-winning manager indicated last month that he would stay at Nantes for the 2018-19 campaign.

Atletico Madrid charged by Uefa for displaying 'racist' banner during Europa League final

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Spanish club after last night’s game in Lyon.

Bayern striker retires from international football following World Cup snub

“I do not seem to fit with the coaching team in the way I am always open, honest and address things directly.”

'We were very close' - Wenger feels signing Ronaldo would have changed Arsenal's history

The out-going Gunners boss still regrets failing to bring the Portuguese superstar to North London in 2003.

'I'm surprised how it came about. It seemed to be done and dusted through the media'

Sam Allardyce reflects on how his Everton reign ended yesterday.

Italian legend Buffon reveals he is leaving Juventus after 17 trophy-laden years

The 40-year-old goalkeeper will make his 640th and final Serie A appearance this weekend, before taking time to consider his next move.

Steven Gerrard planning move for former Liverpool team-mate

The new Rangers boss is planning a move for midfielder Lucas Leiva.

'It is a fantastic ending. My dream as a child has become a reality'

Victory in the Europa League was a dream come true for outgoing Atletico Madrid legend Fernando Torres.

Soccer - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Double from clinical Griezmann hands Atletico Madrid the Europa League

Gabi put the icing on the cake in a 3-0 victory over Marseille in Lyon.

Ex-Kilmacud Crokes and UCD coach replaces key member of Dundalk's backroom staff

With Graham Byrne leaving earlier this month, Eoin Clarkin will look after strength and conditioning at the SSE Airtricity League club.

Everton sack the man credited with recruiting Leicester's title-winning signings after £150m splurge

Steve Walsh is out the door with Marcel Brands arriving from PSV Eindhoven to take up the director of football role.

'People ask me about the toughest decision and it's Joe Hart'

Pep Guardiola found it difficult to call time on the goalkeeper’s Man City career.

'Man United were bad under Ferguson as well' - Mourinho defended by Neville

The Red Devils have faced criticism this season, but a former defender says memories of the past have become clouded.

As it happened: Atletico Madrid vs Marseille, Europa League final

We went minute-by-minute as Atletico Madrid took on Marseille in the Europa League final at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

Hazard warns Chelsea to improve squad before he decides future

The Belgium playmaker is frustrated by the club’s failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

The story of Marseille’s tainted Champions League win Remember When This post contains videos

The story of Marseille’s tainted Champions League win

Victory on Wednesday would represent the most glorious night in OM’s European history – with their UCL success of 25 years ago going down in infamy.

'There is light at the end of the tunnel' - Ruby Walsh reaches out to injured Dundalk captain

‘It’s always nice to talk to someone who’s been in a similar position.’

50 masked men attack Portuguese club's players and officials at training ground Violent Scenes This post contains videos

50 masked men attack Portuguese club's players and officials at training ground

Sporting’s top scorer Bas Dost received head injuries during the incident, which comes days before the Portuguese Cup final.

'He likes the badge and I've no doubt the fans will love him - he plays right from the heart'

Ireland U19 internatonal Thomas Byrne scored his first goal for St Pat’s against Sligo yesterday.

Three goals and three assists sees Dundalk winger Duffy named Player of the Month

The 23-year-old has been in flying form for the Lilywhites recently.

England World Cup-winning defender passes away RIP

England World Cup-winning defender passes away

Former left-back Ray Wilson, who also lifted the FA Cup with Everton in 1966, has died at the age of 83.

Liverpool youngster included as Hart and Wilshere miss out on England's World Cup squad Ready To Go This post contains videos

Liverpool youngster included as Hart and Wilshere miss out on England's World Cup squad

19-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold has been rewarded after a breakthrough season.

Pen to paper! Diego Maradona has a new job in Belarus

He’s joining Dynamo Brest as chairman.

The managerial merry-go-round is in full swing as David Moyes leaves West Ham

Big Sam and now Moyes – it has been a bad day for British managers.