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Dublin: 11 °C Monday 22 December, 2014

Today’s News

Sturridge return to spearhead Liverpool’s New Year revolution says Brendan Rodgers

The striker has played just three games this season.

Yesterday’s News

Dundee United deny Celtic ninth win on the trot with surprise win

It’s a first defeat since October.

Hartlepool rule out signing convicted rapist Ched Evans

New boss Ronnie Moore had seemingly opened the door to an deal yesterday.

‘Falcao can get on a streak now’ – Michael Carrick

If the Colombian can stay injury free that is.

London Irish deny reports of approach for Declan Kidney

Bob Casey has played down talk of a move for the former Ireland and Munster coach.

Wenger: I’m not scared to spend money in January

The Frenchman acquired a series of high-profile players last summer, including Alexis Sanchez, and he says he is ready to splash the cash once more at the turn of the year.

Van Gaal: Results like Aston Villa draw could cost Manchester United the title

The Dutchman says the Red Devils were the better side at Villa Park, and believes the failure to get all three points in this kind of match could prove decisive.

Dylan Hartley elbow downplayed by Mallinder

Irish official JP Doyle sent the England international off for this latest incident.

Young admitted fault in Agbonlahor red card, claims Paul Lambert

The Aston Villa striker was dismissed after a seemingly innocuous challenge between him and the Manchester United winger on Saturday and his manager was vexed by the decision.

Where will Liverpool vs Arsenal be won and lost?

The top-four rivals meet on Sunday as both sides looked to spark their faltering campaigns.

Saturday 20 December, 2014

Bale on target as Real Madrid are crowned Club World Cup champions

Sergio Ramos also scored to help the Champions League holders defeat San Lorenzo of Argentina.

Charlie Austin’s first Premier League hat-trick lifts QPR out of drop zone, Saints end barren run

Elsewhere, there was no festive cheer for lowly Hull or Leicester City.

Erik Lamela’s first Premier League goal for Spurs proves to be the winner

Tottenham claimed a 2-1 victory over Burnley at White Hart Lane.

Manuel Pelligrini thinks Chelsea could fall away in the title race

The City manager has said that they could do what Arsenal did last season.

Five 5/10k runs for you to chew over this Christmas

Doing one of these Christmas fun runs will get you out of the house for a few mornings and give you an unbelievable feeling of smug superiority.

Twenty-three different teams in 23 games – is Luis Enrique losing the plot?

The Barcelona boss has made continuous changes to his starting XI this term and the side’s inconsistent form shows he may be overdoing it.

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On this day in 2009… Munster recorded one of their greatest European triumphs

Tony McGahan’s side ended Perpignan’s five-year unbeaten streak at home in the Heineken Cup with a bonus-point win at the Stade Aime Giral.

Manchester United are still in the title race, warns Mourinho

The Blues boss is also expecting a tough game on Monday night against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium

Friday 19 December, 2014

The athletes who became successful politicians

We look at some of the top athletes Bernard Brogan might follow into politics.

Di Maria in contention for Manchester United’s clash with Aston Villa

The Argentine has not featured for the Red Devils since a 3-0 home win over Hull City on 29 November, but has resumed full training.

Sen’Derrick Marks bags $600,000 Christmas bonus in Jaguars’ third win of the season

Ever seen a quarter-back sack worth over half-a-million dollars? Sen’Derrick has got you covered.

Glenn Whelan wants to extend Stoke stay

The 30-year-old Republic of Ireland international is entering the final months of his current deal.

Fellaini: Belief growing of title tilt at United

They’re getting pretty confident around Old Trafford again.

‘Liverpool is perfect for him’ – Gerrard urges Sterling to sign new deal

The youngster was back to his best against Bournemouth and his captain believes the chance to keep playing regular football at the highest level is too good to turn down.

Jurgen Klopp denies Dortmund departure plans

The German is the hipster’s choice to be Arsene Wenger’s replacement ultimately.

Van Gaal is the strong personality United needed, says Solskjaer

The Norwegian says the new manager has been a “breath of fresh air” at Old Trafford and says the Red Devils should not be ruled out of the Premier League title race

Thursday 18 December, 2014

Did Barcelona overpay for Luis Suarez?

A football research group analysed the worth of the players on the 2014 Goal Transfer List – and it makes better reading for some clubs than others.

‘Respect for Rodgers’ sees Frank De Boer refuse to be drawn on Ajax exit rumours

‘I don’t want to talk about Liverpool. Also out of respect to Rodgers, who’s had a fantastic season and is struggling now.’

Lambert plays down curious incident between Keane and Cleverley

The Villa boss jokes that he’s spoken with Keane more since he left than when he was actually his assistant.

Cub Swanson calls McGregor ‘an arrogant prick’, horrible role model in latest Twitter beef

Just put the two of them in the Octagon and let’s get this sorted.

5 things every workout you do should include

How many do you skip though?

Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Everything you need to know ahead of the PDC World Darts Championship

The magical fortnight that is Christmas darts gets under way tomorrow.

Who will prove better value for money – Luis Suarez or James Rodriguez?

They were two of the biggest summer signings — but will Suarez or James prove to be the best bargain?

10 more presents for the fitness freak in your life

Lay off the selection boxes.

Ronald Koeman slams the behaviour of Sheffield United’s coaching staff

Southampton suffered League Cup elimination last night after a 0-1 loss to the Blades.

He already has a statue, but Thierry Henry wants to manage Arsenal (one day)

There goes our last hope of him laying into the Gunners as a Sky pundit.

Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Ronaldo gets the Ancelotti death stare after failed rabona half-volley

It mattered little as Real Madrid cruised into the final of the Club World Cup with a 4-0 victory over Mexicans Cruz Azul.

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