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Soccer - Sunday 22 May, 2016

'You don't choose your family' - Brother of Brussels bomber set to compete in Rio Olympics

The athlete was also a silver medallist at the Summer Universiades in 2015.

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Pardew: Forgive me for my FA Cup final dance

The Crystal Palace boss could not hide his delight after watching his side open the scoring at Wembley yesterday.

Simon Zebo's car dilemma and more in our tweets of the week

Also featuring Graeme McDowell and Paul Murphy.

Tyrone's answer to George Best and the world's best gambler: the week's best sportswriting

Get yourself a cup of tea and make yourself comfortable, we’ve got some cracking articles just a click away.

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Vieira's New York City suffer record-equalling derby defeat despite fielding Pirlo and Villa

Frank Lampard came off the bench too but New York Red Bulls ran out 7-0 winners in the Bronx last night.

The Isle of Man team with a strong Irish connection

A former League of Ireland star is on board as Ellan Vannin FC begin an ambitious project.

'I closed the door, turned to the missus and said 'What the f**k has just happened?''

Richie Ryan has just signed a lucrative and life-changing deal in North American soccer.

Player ratings: How Ireland's footballers fared for their clubs this season

There were mixed fortunes for the Boys in Green at domestic level this year.

Soccer - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Guardiola reduced to tears as Bayern give him the perfect send-off with win over Dortmund

It all got a bit much for the departing manager.

Ibrahimovic bids farewell to PSG with double in French Cup final victory

The French champions completed the domestic double this evening.

Van Gaal holds tongue amid reports Mourinho to replace him as Man United manager

FA Cup success not enough for the Dutchman as Old Trafford hierarchy turn to Mourinho.

Five things we learnt from the FA Cup final

There was disappointment for Damien Delaney in London.


Lingard rocket brings Man United FA Cup cheer

It’s the first trophy in the post-Fergie era.

Rangers claim players and staff 'assaulted' by Hibs fans during Hampden pitch invasion

The club have responded to the unsavoury scenes which followed today’s Scottish Cup final.

FAI Cup round-up: Pat's hit Pike Rovers for eight in rout at Richmond Park

Limerick, Cobh Ramblers, Sligo Rovers, Crumlin United and Ringmahon Rangers also booked their place in the third round.

Van Basten calls for offside rule to be abolished

The Dutch legend believes football needs to adapt and change a number of rules in order to remain attractive

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Stokes on the double as Hibs stun Rangers to win Scottish Cup

But the final was marred by some unsavoury scenes after the final whistle with fans seen fighting on the field following a pitch invasion.

As it happened: Manchester United v Crystal Palace, FA Cup final

Palace and United went to extra time at Wembley.

Jim McGuinness expects to continue his role with Celtic under Brendan Rodgers

The former Donegal manager has just passed his Uefa ‘B’ coaching licence.

New Chinese owner planning to rename Villa Park

Tony Jiantong Xia is looking to promote his Lotus Health food business.

Barcelona agree new long-term deal with Nike

The Spanish champions have strengthened their relationship with the illustrious sports brand, signing a new contract to further their collaboration which started in 1998.

Mourinho to be named new Manchester United boss after FA Cup final - reports

Today’s Wembley outing looks like it will be Louis van Gaal’s last game in charge of Manchester United.

Who ya gonna call? Bundee Aki! It's Comments of the Week

Here are some of your best offerings from below the line this week.

Ginola lucky to be alive, says heart surgeon

The former Newcastle and Tottenham star is recovering well from a heart bypass according to an expert who has described the dramatic events that led to his surgery.

Walter Mazzarri named Watford head coach

Watford have appointed the former Inter boss as their new head coach following the exit of Quique Sanchez Flores.

Keane's final trophy and Ronaldo the teenager: Man United's last FA Cup triumph

Millwall were the surprise opposition when Alex Ferguson’s side reached the final in 2004.

Where are they now? The United and Palace teams that met in the 1990 FA Cup Final

What have these 22 former players been up to since the last time Manchester United and Crystal Palace met in the FA Cup Final?

Soccer - Friday 20 May, 2016

Fellaini: I am not a dirty player and have never injured anyone

The midfielder also says he did not deserve to be punished for his clash with Robert Huth.

4 months away from his 40th birthday, the 'King of Rome' looks set to sign a new contract

The iconic Roma player has had a tense relationship with coach Luciano Spalletti in recent times.

Memphis Depay left out of Manchester United's FA Cup final squad

The Dutch winger’s future is likely to come under renewed speculation after this latest development.

Millwall secure trip to Wembley for League One play-off final

The Lions will face Barnsley after finishing the job against Bradford City in tonight’s semi-final.


Bohemians finally end winless run at Galway's expense

Paddy Kavanagh and Mark Quigley were on target for the Dublin side.

Kilduff scores to complete remarkable recovery as Dundalk begin FAI Cup defence with win

This clash was the fourth cup encounter between the sides in just 13 months.

We'll Leave It There So: Rodgers takes Celtic job, McIlroy in contention and today's sport

Miss any of today’s sport? Catch up right here.

Will victory be enough to save Van Gaal and more FA Cup final talking points

Plus, can Crystal Palace stop Wayne Rooney from dictating the play?

Brendan Rodgers is back in the new Celtic manager

The Northern Irishman was sacked by Liverpool last October.

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'Nothing tests relationships between clubs like a cup weekend'

An undercurrent of mistrust has been evident in teams’ dealings with one another, writes John O’Sullivan.

Hull fan who confronted Richard Keogh after play-off apologises

The club have handed Adam Pardoe a lifetime ban from their games.