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Soccer - Saturday 19 May, 2018

David Silva to train with Spanish third-tier side ahead of World Cup

In a bid to regain match fitness ahead of the World Cup, David Silva is set to train with Spanish minnows Navalcarnero.

Zidane: I have 24 players available and I'm f*****

The prospect of players missing out on Real Madrid’s final two games of the season is giving their coach a major headache.

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Soccer - Friday 18 May, 2018

3 years after going bust, Parma back in Serie A

It was their third successive promotion after being dumped into the fourth division.

Joy for ex-Ireland international as Coventry City book Wembley date

36-year-old Dubliner Michael Doyle completed 90 minutes as the Sky Blues prevailed.

Waterford's unbeaten home run emphatically ended as Limerick hit six

Stanley Aborah’s early red card for a two-footed lunge gave the hosts an uphill struggle.

Drogheda keep pace with UCD as Finn Harps suffer setback

It was a busy night of action in the SSE Airtricity League First Division.

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Impressive Pat's come from behind to stun Derry

Jake Keegan, Conan Byrne, Kevin Toner, Thomas Byrne and Darragh Markey were all on target for the Saints.

Four-goal Cork City keep perfect home record intact

The defending Premier Division champions strolled past Bray Wanderers this evening at Turner’s Cross.

Hoban hits 12th goal of the season as leaders Dundalk get the better of Bohemians

Sean Hoare was also on the scoresheet in a 2-0 win for the Lilywhites at Dalymount Park.

'We used a little trickery' - '98 World Cup fixed to ensure France-Brazil final, admits Platini

The disgraced ex-Uefa boss says the group allocations for seeded teams were done to ensure a ‘dream’ meeting at Stade de France.

Steven Gerrard makes second signing as Rangers boss

The club have confirmed the capture of Brighton winger Jamie Murphy on a permanent deal.

19-year-old Chelsea youngster set to train with England World Cup squad

Mason Mount was praised by the national team coach, who has been monitoring him despite his good form coming overseas.

I'm not selfish enough to win the Ballon d'Or, says Hazard

The Chelsea star has been shortlisted in three of the last four years for the award.

Steve McClaren has found himself a job back in English football

Queens Park Rangers have confirmed the former England, Middlesbrough and FC Twente boss is talking over from Ian Holloway.

Ex-Man City boss Pellegrini favourite for West Ham job ahead of Benitez and Emery

The Chilean, currently employed in the Chinese Super League, is the leading candidate to replace David Moyes.

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Darren Moore rewarded with West Brom job on a permanent basis

The former Baggies defender has done enough to be put in charge for their return to the Championship.

Jose Mourinho's extraordinary finals record and more FA Cup talking points

Plus, the Portuguese coach and Antonio Conte let bygones be bygones.

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.

'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.