# Tension

This year
Spain players reiterate strike intention after call-up
Earlier on Monday, new coach Montse Tome called up 15 of the Women’s World Cup winners.
McIlroy would 'retire' before joining LIV Golf
McIlroy has been an outspoken defender of the PGA Tour.
Novak Djokovic could face fine for writing message about Kosovo on TV camera lens
Djokovic wrote on the camera lens: ‘Kosovo is the heart of Serbia. Stop the violence.’
Kosovo Tennis Federation to call for Novak Djokovic fine over on-camera message at French Open
Djokovic wrote on the camera lens, ‘Kosovo is the heart of Serbia. Stop the violence.’
Three Palestinians killed in Israeli army raid in refugee camp
More than 250 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the spring of 2022 while about 50 people have been killed in Palestinian attacks against Israelis.
Warren Gatland: Strike threat caused ‘quite a significant split’ in Wales squad
Head coach has made six changes to the starting line-up for Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Italy in Rome.
Drone attack reportedly hits Iran defence ministry complex
The drone strike comes at a tense time in Iran, which has been rocked by nationwide protests.
Last year
Dortmund youngster hits back over USA World Cup bust-up
Gio Reyna has responded to comments made by coach Gregg Berhalter.
Testy touchline moments as David Brady's Ratoath progress to Leinster semi-final
The former Mayo midfielder has guided the Meath champions to the final four of the competition after beating Rhode today.
Mickelson says LIV 'not going away' as McIlroy fears 'irreparable' split
The conflict has gone beyond statements from players and is now in the legal sphere.
Russian court rejects US basketball player’s appeal on nine year sentence for cannabis oil
Griner was convicted on 4 August after police said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage
North Korea fires warplanes and tests missiles in response to 'US escalation'
South Korea’s military said it had detected two short-range ballistic missiles launched from the North
Missiles fired by China 'believed to have landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone'
China’s military drills were prompted by a visit to the island by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.
Pelosi arrives in Taiwan in spite of China warnings that US will 'pay the price' for visit
The Democrat’s trip to Taipei is the highest-profile visit by an elected US official in 25 years.
Why China said a visit from Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan is the US 'playing with fire'
China’s ambassador to the United Nations said yesterday that a visit would be “very much dangerous, very much provocative”.
India says its military accidentally fired missile into Pakistan
There is a heavy military presence on both sides of the shared border and there have been numerous flare-ups.
Tension simmers between Erling Haaland and Dortmund
The 21-year-old has accused the Bundesliga club of putting pressure on him to make a decision regarding his future.
All time
Biden promises support for Ukraine and sanctions for Moscow if Russia invades neighbour
Nearly 100,000 Russian troops have massed on the Ukrainian border.
Guardiola: 'The guys who are anxious and nervous, I will tell them that’s normal'
The Manchester City manager admits the hardest part of his job is consoling those who do not start in Porto.
Real Madrid salvage draw with late equaliser as league title chances swing back to Atletico
Zinedine Zidane’s side also had a penalty decision ruled out by VAR.
Djokovic has 'not much respect' for Kyrgios off the court
The Australian has waged a running battle with the Serb in recent times.
US Vice President Mike Pence to attend Joe Biden inauguration - reports
Lightning-fast impeachment proceedings against Trump are expected to begin tomorrow.
White House clashes with both Republicans and Democrats over Covid-19 relief
A week of tense negotiations ended without resolution.
'I'd imagine Sterling's not hugely enthusiastic about me' – Southgate
The Man City star has been dropped by the England manager.
Erasmus' Boks set up World Cup final with England after edging Wales
Handré Pollard’s place-kicking was crucial as the Boks edged the semi-final in Yokohama.
Neuer wants to end tension with Germany team-mate Ter Stegen after war of words
Manuel Neuer says he is done speaking about his Germany rivalry with Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US
The US has said it is closely monitoring the situation.
How is Hong Kong different to China and what do protesters worry might happen?
After the biggest mass demonstration in years last month, there is more violence in the city today.
US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf
The suspected attacks come amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington.
Saudi oil tankers among ships targeted by 'sabotage attacks'
The ships suffered “significant damage” but none of the crew members were harmed.
Montenegro defender slams Liverpool's Henderson for 'ugly and disrespectful' jersey jibe
Atletico Madrid’s Stefan Savic claims the England midfielder sarcastically offered to swap shirts with one of his opponents after their Euro 2020 qualifier.
Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option'
The United States recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president on 23 January.
'Completely unacceptable': Britain angered after EU document calls Gibraltar a 'colony'
Gibraltar, home to 33,000 people, was ceded to Britain by Spain in 1713, in perpetuity.
Maria Sharapova refuses to answer reporters' questions after Melbourne exit
It was a forgettable day for 2008 champion, as she crashed out of the Australian Open.
'I remember coming out for the warm-up and the chants were 'Kill the Fenian bastards''
Joe Waters was part of the Republic of Ireland side that faced Northern Ireland at Windsor Park at the height of The Troubles in 1979.
'It's hugely disrespectful, I'm disgusted' - FAI criticised after declining to attend PFAI awards
There has been ongoing tension between the FAI and the PFAI in recent times.
Mourinho on Pogba row: No player is bigger than Man United
The Portuguese boss explained his reasons for relieving the midfielder of the vice-captaincy.
'I am the manager I make these decisions' - Pogba will never captain Man United again, Mourinho confirms
Jose Mourinho confirmed that the French star has been removed as vice-captain following defeat to Derby.
'We want a level playing pitch': Retail groups take aim at pop-up markets
But one major operator says bricks-and-mortar firms are simply ‘unable to take competition’.
Reports of truce agreed between Hamas and Israel, ending intense two days of violence
Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since the Islamic militant group seized control of Gaza in 2007.