Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# coygig
Ireland's number one stars as Everton and Liverpool share points
Courtney Brosnan made two great saves to help earn her side a point.
# Take a Bow
Rory McIlroy through in Austin after rolling back years to outwit Keegan Bradley
The Holywood native eased to a 3&2 victory to win group three with a 100% record.
# Winning
Shane Lowry resists fightback to knock Jordan Spieth out of WGC-Dell Match Play
The Irish star had already been eliminated following defeats by Taylor Montgomery and Mackenzie Hughes.
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# On the double
Dion Charles’ brace earns Northern Ireland victory over San Marino
Northern Ireland opened their Group H account with three points on the road.
# Record Breaker
Harry Kane breaks scoring record as England win in Italy
It was England’s first win away to Italy since 1961.
# difference of opinion
Declan Rice responds to Graeme Souness and Roy Keane criticisms
The 24-year-old has come under the spotlight in recent months as the Hammers battle to stay in the Premier League.
# Setback
Arsenal suffer injury blow as Takehiro Tomiyasu is ruled out for the season
The defender picked up a knee injury against Sporting Lisbon last week.
# Tommy Bowe
Andy Farrell backed for Lions job after leading Ireland to the Grand Slam
Farrell served as Lions defence coach in 2013 and 2017.
# Development
Qataris to make second bid for Manchester United
Meetings held last week were described as positive and constructive by sources close to Sheikh Jassim.
# bnp paribas open
Carlos Alcaraz regains top spot with dominant victory at Indian Wells
The 19-year-old Spaniard ended Daniil Medvedev’s 19-match winning streak 6-3 6-2 in the final.
This month
March 2023
# Saints and Sinners
Spurs blow two-goal lead against bottom-side Southampton
Spurs had to settle for a 3-3 draw in a dramatic game.
# Premier League
Leeds jump five places with wild win over Wolves, Leicester halt run of defeats
Aston Villa, meanwhile, were comfortable winners over Bournemouth.
# fitting finish
Kinghorn runs in hat-trick as Scotland round out Six Nations with Italy win
Ben Healy made his Scotland debut in a 26-14 victory that was less comfortable than the score suggests.
# Joe Biden
PSNI arrest another man in connection with attempted murder of John Caldwell
Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell remains in a critical but stable condition.
# Pressure
Lewis Hamilton will need to leave Mercedes if we do not improve – Toto Wolff
Hamilton’s £40million-a-year contract with the Silver Arrows expires at the end of the season.
# Family ties
'There’s definitely a lot of pride for the job he’s doing' - Owen Farrell on facing father Andy
Farrell’s father Andy stands on the brink of coaching Ireland to a Six Nations Grand Slam.
# Time to say goodbye
Dubliner McCarthy takes charge temporarily after Vieira sacked
The news comes as Crystal Palace are just three points above the relegation zone.
Dublin aim for promotion and Waterford-Kilkenny showdown: Allianz League talking points
There are plenty key matches to look forward to this weekend.
# preliminary
Erik ten Hag coy after meeting prospective new Man United owner
Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS are in contention to buy the club.
# Fighting Talk
Ellis Genge promises England will 'come out swinging' against Ireland
Genge says England are focused on improving their ‘abysmal’ performance against France.
# Ugly scenes
Fans clash in Italy ahead of Napoli-Eintracht Frankfurt Champions League tie
Videos showed officers wearing riot gear responding to missiles, with several cars said to have been set on fire.
# gustavo scarpa
Nottingham Forest supporting midfielder who lost £1 million in crypto scam
Forest allowed their January signing to return to Brazil to deal with the matter, where returns on his signficant investment were not paid.
# Sorry
Uefa president apologises for chaotic scenes at Champions League final
Aleksander Ceferin accepted Uefa made a ‘mistake’ in initially blaming Liverpool fans for the delayed kick-off.
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# minted
Mobile operator partly owned by Ryan Reynolds sold to T-Mobile for $1.3 billion
The acquisition of Mint Mobile’s parent company Ka’ena Corp will also include Ultra Mobile and wholesaler Plum.
# Reaction
Guardiola laughs off Haaland substitution, recalls Julia Roberts 'disappointment'
The Manchester City striker was withdrawn one goal short of a double hat-trick against RB Leipzig.
# Review
Irish stars to the fore as Mick McCarthy's Blackpool hit 6
Man-of-the-match Andy Lyons scored twice and CJ Hamilton registered an assist amid a convincing win.
# more more more
2026 World Cup set to include a new last-32 stage in extended tournament
The PA news agency understands qualifiers are set to be split into 12 groups of four rather than 16 groups of three.
# mr smith goes to dublin
Smith calls for beleaguered England to 'stand up and fight'
Steve Borthwick’s side play in Dublin a week after a record defeat to France.
3 best bets for Wednesday's card at Cheltenham
Three to follow on the second day of the 2023 festival.
# Old Firm
Rangers and Celtic to meet in Scottish Cup semi-final showdown
Falkirk will take on Inverness in the other semi.
# Premier League
Miguel Almiron ends Newcastle’s winless run with victory over Wolves
Elsewhere struggling West Ham out of relegation zone after draw with Aston Villa
# Controversy
BBC urged to get a ‘grip’ as Match of the Day 2 set to air without presenters
Sunday’s Women’s Super League coverage featured a reduced format.
# Stalemate
Casemiro sent off as Man United left frustrated by Southampton
Ireland international Gavin Bazunu impressed for the visitors.
# In form
Hat-trick of assists for Trossard as Arsenal extend Premier League lead
The Gunners went five points ahead of Man City after beating Fulham.
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# Owen Farrell
'You don’t expect to lose like that anywhere as an England team'
England were overrun 53-10 by France on Saturday in their biggest home loss of all time.
# Under fire
Match of the Day cut to 20 minutes, Football Focus and Final Score pulled after day of BBC chaos
A host of presenters have withdrawn their services after Gary Lineker was told to step back from hosting Match Of The Day.
# Mixed Fortunes
Bristol City want more than €28 million for teen starlet, McCarthy's woes deepen
Alex Scott has emerged as one of the Championship’s top prospects.
# bakhmut
Russian advance may encounter heavy losses as Ukrainian snipers create 'killing zone’
UK military officials said Russian forces have made progress in the frontline hotspot of Bakhmut.bakhmut thejournal.
# Three and easy
Celtic keep treble hopes alive with easy win over Hearts in Scottish Cup
Aaron Mooy, Kyogo Furuhashi and Cameron Carter-Vickers were on target for the Hoops.
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# Perseverance
'I played for my mum. She needed to know life doesn’t stop' - Serge Aurier
The Nottingham Forest defender’s brother Christopher was shot dead outside a nightclub in France in July 2020.
# Kristin smart
Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for murder of California student who went missing in 1996
Paul Flores was convicted of the murder last year.
# as it stands
Rory McIlroy in danger of missing cut at storm-hit Players Championship
He dropped two more shots in his opening 10 holes of the second round.