# getting better

Last month
November 2023
Ronan O'Gara's struggling La Rochelle edge Bordeaux-Begles
Elsewhere, Montpellier appointed controversial former France head coach Bernard Laporte as director of rugby hours after the 23-16 loss to Perpignan.
This year
Ahead of Ireland clash, Netherlands close in on Euros qualification
Greece were left heartbroken thanks to a late Virgil van Dijk goal.
Mark Wood bamboozles Australia with express pace to give England Ashes hope
A one-man show from comeback kid Mitch Marsh also had an impact.
Last year
'The reaction I wanted' – Jurgen Klopp hails Liverpool
The Reds had been beaten by Leeds at the weekend.
'He is recovering good form' - Conte hints at Doherty return
The 30-year-old right wing-back has been largely held in reserve at Tottenham this season.
Two in two for Ireland U21 winger, as Mark Hughes' men boost promotion hopes
Tyreik Wright got the winner today for Bradford against Harrogate Town.
With the help of a Man United legend, Ireland U21 starlet Wright enjoying new lease of life
The winger has adapted well after joining Mark Hughes’ Bradford.
Dundalk close the gap on top two with win at Finn Harps
The Lilywhites have registered 16 points from their last six outings.
'All the energy that I had devoted to racing, I now had to redirect into getting better'
Read an extract from ‘Champion’ by Pat Smullen.
All time
Tiger Woods looking 'impressive' in build up to PNC Championship
Justin Thomas is excited to see his friend tee it up alongside son Charlie.
Tottenham come from behind to earn first Premier League win under Antonio Conte
Spurs secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Leeds.
'If you don't think we're going in a positive way, you're writing the wrong stuff'
Shane Duffy has firmly backed Stephen Kenny amid talk surrounding the Ireland manager’s future.
Controversial winner sees Arsenal continue revival under Mikel Arteta
The Gunners edged Watford, while Leeds drew with Leicester.
Praise for Smith Rowe after lifestyle change
Mikel Arteta insisted he was never worried the youngster would leave the Emirates Stadium.
Everton loanee on target as Juventus edge Jose Mourinho's Roma
Moise Kean’s header was enough to secure a 1-0 win.
Improving Dundalk make it back-to-back wins
The Lilywhites earned a convincing victory over Waterford.
Liverpool end woeful run to reach Champions League quarter-finals
Jurgen Klopp’s side overcame RB Leipzig 4-0 on aggregate.
Liverpool end poor run to take control in Champions League tie
Goals from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane earned a hard-fought win against Leipzig,
Are Man United now genuine title contenders?
After hitting a lowpoint against Tottenham, the Red Devils have improved vastly since then.
Man City move into top four with win
Pep Guardiola’s side, who thrashed Burnley 5-0 last week, could easily have won by a bigger scoreline.
Scotland have ‘grown as a team’ since last Ireland clash
Zander Fagerson is confident the team have improved.
Manchester United scrape to first home league win after penalty controversy
Bruno Fernandes scored the game’s only goal from the penalty spot.
€55 million man stars as big-spending Chelsea climb to fourth
Ben Chilwell scored his first Blues goal as Frank Lampard’s side were too good for Crystal Palace today.
Joy for Michael O'Neill as Stoke pick up vital win
The Potters eased their relegation worries with a comfortable 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Birmingham.
Man City's De Bruyne recovering from illness
The Belgian international did not find out whether or not it was the coronavirus.
Chris Froome’s recovery from horror crash 'pretty much complete'
The cyclist has stepped up his training despite the coronavirus lockdown
'I was overweight' - Crystal Palace star reveals reason behind initial struggles
Jordan Ayew opened up on his difficult start to life at Selhurst Park after scoring a dramatic late winner against West Ham.
Everton stick with Duncan Ferguson for Man United trip
The club’s former striker oversaw the Toffees’ 3-1 defeat of Chelsea last weekend.
Nigel Pearson watches on as Watford end losing run
Crystal Palace held on to a 0-0 draw at Watford on Saturday, with the hosts unable to go into a new era with a win.
Romelu Lukaku continues Italian renaissance
Amid wet conditions, Inter enjoyed an impressive victory over Torino to keep up the pressure on Juventus.
Tottenham hit 5 to get Champions League campaign back on track
Spurs were too good for Red Star Belgrade.
Brazil international helps Everton end four-game losing streak
Bernard was on target, as the Toffees overcame West Ham.
'Can he step up another level?': Liverpool prospect challenged to prove worth on loan
Harry Wilson scored 18 goals for Derby last season and will continue his development at Bournemouth.
Boost for Barcelona ahead of Man United Champions League clash
Ousmane Dembele returned to team training on Thursday, increasing hopes that he will recover in time for the game.
Ireland's Daryl Horgan rediscovering his form in Scotland
The 26-year-old scored a brace in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.
Colds, flus and bugs: How to stay healthy and fight infections this Christmas season
The HSE National Clinical Advisor Dr Vida Hamilton tells us how to stay well, and where to go if we do get sick.
Under-fire Bayern Munich win first league match for a month
In Dortmund, Paco Alcacer continued his phenomenal scoring run by netting his 10th goal of the season.
Interim manager leads rejuvenated Real Madrid to fourth successive win
Karim Benzema scored one and created another as his side overcame Celta Vigo at Balaidos on Sunday.
10-man Tottenham's Champions League hopes take a blow after Hugo Lloris' moment of madness
Spurs came under pressure late on after their goalkeeper was sent off.
Cork City record back-to-back wins for first time since August as McNamee punishes former club
The Leesiders were up against a Derry side that has lost its last five home games in the league.