Roy Torrens ‘absolutely pivotal’ in Ireland’s journey from Associate to Test match status

Many people have been influential in Irish cricket’s meteoric rise over the last two decades, but for Kyle McCallan and Andrew White, there is no disputing who has been the “biggest cog in the wheel”.

Serie A title race closest in 10 years at halfway stage

Serie A title race closest in 10 years at halfway stage

Southampton face fresh interest in Danny Ings from Leicester and Everton

As reported by 90min, Southampton are facing fresh transfer interest in Danny Ings, with both Everton and Leicester City having entered the race to sign the 28-year-old, who has yet to commit to a new deal at St Mary’s. There has been intense speculation surrounding the striker’s future throughout the transfer window so far. It had been reported that Tottenham had considered reviving their interest in him from last summer and would look to make...

Jose Mourinho tells Gareth Bale he ‘cannot give players minutes’ amid Tottenham struggles

Jose Mourinho says Gareth Bale lacks confidence in his fitness and that he will consult the Welshman over whether or not he feels up to facing Wycombe in the FA Cup on Monday night. After two difficult years at Real Madrid and having arrived back at Spurs with a knee injury, it has taken Bale longer than anyone expected to get up to speed in north London. The 31-year-old has started just one Premier League game this season and played only 25...

Scott Wright seals Rangers pre-contract as Ross Wilson thanks Aberdeen for 'co-operation and professionalism'

The 23-year-old could yet move to Ibrox in before the transfer deadline as talks are expected to re-open over an immediate move.

Who is Dancing On Ice star Colin Jackson and who is he dating? Here's everything you need to know

Colin Jackson is currently taking part in hit show Dancing On Ice, but how much do we know about him away from the rink? Let's take a look...

Josh Reid: Coventry expected to wrap up signing of Ross County starlet in coming days as Staggies linked with Motherwell striker

Ross County boss John Hughes expects teenage defender Josh Reid to sign for Coventry this week.

Incoming Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel risks getting off on wrong foot with Tottenham comments

Frank Lampard is set to be sacked as Chelsea manager and replaced by Thomas Tuchel - but the incoming boss has previously indicated his soft spot for rivals Tottenham

Scottish football transfer LIVE: Celtic set to lose out on pair of transfer targets amid Lennon uncertainty, Rangers signing compared to current Ibrox hero, Celtic chief 'should not be trusted'

The latest Scottish football transfer news on Monday, January 25

Fernandes needs trophy to join United legends like Cantona, says Giggs

After scoring yet another winner for United, his talismanic role in the side has been compared club legend Cantona, who led United to six major honours after arriving at the club in 1992.

Johannes Edvaldsson, two-time Scottish football champion with Celtic, dies at age of 70

Former Celtic star Johannes Edvaldsson has sadly passed away at the age of 70, the Parkhead club have announced.

Liverpool enquire with free agent Sokratis

Liverpool have reportedly spoken with former Arsenal centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos, according to David Ornstein in The Athletic. The experienced Greece international is available as a free agent following his recent release from the Gunners and, having previously worked with Jurgen Klopp, there is interest from the Reds. Sokratis, who hasn’t played competitively since August after falling out of Mikel Arteta’s plans, is believed to be on...

Boonen vs Cancellara: Best of enemies

Exploring one of the sport's all-time great rivalries

Jenson Button joins Extreme E grid driving for own team

F1 world champ Button will drive in the maiden Extreme E season, having created his own JBXE team for the electric off-road series.

Conor McGregor's coach provides update after Dustin Poirier defeat

McGregor has returned to Dubai following his first KO defeat but plans to return to the UFC in the coming months

Forget Salah: £180k-p/w LFC beast who played four key passes was Klopp's star vs MUFC - opinion

Despite suffering defeat, Roberto Firmino looked back to his best in a superb display for Liverpool against Manchester United on Sunday.

Mikel Arteta warned two Arsenal stars could pose the same problem as Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil ended his long-term stand-off with Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta by completing his transfer to Fenerbahce - and a cub legend is worried two more players could be cast out

Steve Bruce cuts press conference short as he gags reporters amid Newcastle turmoil

The Newcastle boss is facing a toxic situation on Tyneside with fans demanding his is sacked after a run of 10 games without a win

Jurgen Klopp may have answer to Liverpool's creativity issues right under his nose

The Reds have been struggling going forward of late and look nothing like the fearsome unit which romped to the Premier League title last season

England complete Test series sweep after Sri Lanka collapse in Galle

Dom Sibley and Jos Buttler combined to steer England to victory in the second Test, despite the best efforts of Lasith Embuldeniya.

Mercedes F1 boss Wolff out of quarantine after COVID-19 positive

UK-MOTOR-F1-MERCEDES:Mercedes F1 boss Wolff out of quarantine after COVID-19 positive

DeVonta Smith: How the Slim Reaper ascended to become the star attraction at the Senior Bowl

Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith will attend the Senior Bowl and figures to have an extremely crowded interview schedule.

Christian Benteke to West Brom? Sam Allardyce admits interest in signing Crystal Palace striker

West Brom manager Sam Allardyce has declared his interest in signing Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke. The former Palace boss is desperate to bring in a striker this month to aid the Baggies’ battle against the drop. Benteke has forced his way back into Roy Hodgson's side this season but his future is in doubt following the arrival of Jean-Philippe Mateta on loan from Mainz last week. Benteke is into the final six months of his deal at...

'That was the longest five minutes of my life and I've been in some sticky situations': Livingston boss David Martindale delighted and relieved to seal Betfred Cup final place

The Lions booked their place in the final for just the second time thanks to a 1-0 semi-final win over St Mirren

'Easy goals' - West Brom fans pile in after striker transfer update

West Bromwich Albion are looking to bolster their attacking resouces in the next week - and this former Aston Villa man has been linked

“What a player” - Exclusive: Pundit “surprised” £45k-p/w Hasenhuttl fave is still at Southampton

In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Howey has praised James Ward-Prowse and suggested that he is surprised he is still with Southampton.

Brazil to California to Lyon: Catarina Macario's long road to stardom

It has been a week to remember for Catarina Macario, the Brazilian-born, San Diego-raised midfielder who for years has been touted as the future of the US women’s national team but at the moment appears increasingly bound to its present.

Mburu, Omondi leave Mathare United as FKF Premier League transfer window opens

The club is expected to bring in new stars to fill the spaces left by the two and also strengthen the squad, generally

England's Jonny Bairstow turns ball from red to white in brilliant six

The Yorkshire batsman reaffirmed his status as a white-ball specialist by sweeping a six straight into a bucket of white paint during England's second Test run chase in Sri Lanka.

England to open Test summer against top-ranked New Zealand in June

England have confirmed that they will open their summer with two Tests against the world’s top-ranked side New Zealand in June. The matches against Kane Williamson’s Black Caps – who have not played Tests in England since 2015 – will take place at Lord’s (2-6 June) and Edgbaston (10-14), paving the way for the Ageas Bowl to host the World Test Championship Final. Surrey offered to host a Test at the Kia Oval, with profits being poured into the...

Edin Dzeko could make shock Everton switch

Edin Dzeko could make a surprise switch to Everton after he reportedly had a public fallout with Roma manager Paulo Fonseca. According to Gazzetta dello Sport [via SportWitness], the Bosnian forward has seemingly damaged his relationship with his manager beyond repair and could be made available either on loan or for a permanent transfer. The 34-year-old has scored seven goals in just 15 Serie A appearances this season, and his age has played no...

East Kilbride boss Stevie Aitken 'in the dark' over league future

Aitken says he's asked questions but has been left in 'no-man's land' over what happens next

The winners and losers from Mick McCarthy appointment as Cardiff City outcasts given boost but Neil Harris kingpins could suffer

The Bluebirds appointed Mick McCarthy as manager on Friday and it will certainly be a change of pace from former manager Neil Harris, with some looking forward to reprieves and others more fearful of their roles

10 talking points from FA Cup fourth round as Man Utd progress but Liverpool and Arsenal out

Manchester United and Chelsea picked up wins in the FA Cup over the weekend, but Liverpool and Arsenal were both sent crashing out at the fourth round stage of the competition

Liverpool fans laud Harvey Elliott after another assist for Blackburn

A number of Liverpool fans have been lauding the brilliance of Harvey Elliott, following another assist for Blackburn Rovers. The 17-year-old made the move to the Championship club back in October, with Jurgen Klopp failing to guarantee him regular minutes in the Reds’ first team. While some young players can struggle to adapt to life in a physical lower division, Elliott has been a huge success for Blackburn so far. On Sunday, the forward again...

Wycombe vs Tottenham live stream: How to watch FA Cup fixture online and on TV tonight

Tottenham travel to Wycombe Wanderers in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Monday night. These two sides faced each other at the same stage of the competition in 2016/17, with Spurs taking a 4-3 win. Jose Mourinho will be hopeful that his side can dominate their lower division opposition once again after crushing Marine in the previous round. READ MORE: Premier League fixtures and table - all matches by date and kick-off time Wycombe, who are...

Jamie Hodgson signs new contract with Edinburgh Rugby

Edinburgh have re-signed lock forward Jamie Hodgson for next season.

Barcelona in no position to sign Premier League duo this month

The Catalan giants have been linked with Eric García and Georginio Wijnaldum but would have to wait until they're out of contract in June to sign either

San Francisco 49ers increase stake in Leeds and target qualifying for Europe

The NFL franchise have more than doubled their stake in Leeds to 37 per cent

FIFA 21 TOTW 18 predictions featuring Eden Hazard and Joao Felix amid TOTY promo

The Mirror Football FIFA 21 Ultimate Team TOTW 18 predictions feature Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard, Atletico Madrid striker Joao Felix and Leicester City midfielder Wilfried Ndidi.

Celtic's looming Champions League gamble and the ruthless Rangers moves underlining Parkhead paralysis

Delaying the long-awaited review of Neil Lennon's position could have long-term implications.

Worse than Van de Beek: Man Utd lightweight who lost 100% of his duels let Ole down - opinion

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof was abysmal against Liverpool in the 3-2 FA Cup win at Old Trafford.

Evans struggled to "connect" with new WRC tyres in Monte Carlo

Elfyn Evans believes the gap to Toyota counterpart Sebastien Ogier on last weekend's Monte Carlo Rally would have been smaller had he been able to "connect" with the new Pirelli tyres

Mourinho must unleash "exciting" Spurs gem, Ledley King said he's "hungry to play" - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho must unleash Japhet Tanganga against Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup fourth round this evening.

Chelsea to confirm Thomas Tuchel as new manager after Frank Lampard sacking

Thomas Tuchel will be the next Chelsea manager after Frank Lampard was sacked this morning. The former Paris Saint-Germain coach has already been lined up to take over at Stamford Bridge after Roman Abramovich feared irrevocable damage to the season. It is understood Chelsea’s owner called time on Lampard’s reign after determining the former midfield legend had failed to meet the minimum requirement of closing the gap at the top of the Premier...

Barcelona respond to Pep Guardiola's transfer update on Man City defender Eric Garcia

Pep Guardiola says he expects Eric Garcia to leave Manchester City either this month or in the summer.

Poor past vs South Africa does not concern Pakistan captain Babar

Poor past vs South Africa does not concern Pakistan captain Babar

Dean Smith gives promising update on Morgan Sanson deal

Aston Villa are seemingly closing in on the signing of Morgan Sanson, with Sky Sports revealing that a deal has been agreed with Marseille for the 26-year-old, who will cost £14m + £1.5m in add-ons. Villa’s initial bid was rejected and called “pathetic” by Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas, but they moved quickly to match the Ligue 1 club’s demands and are now close to their first acquisition of the January transfer window, with Dean Smith...

Walsall make pointed Twitter 'message' over Hearts target and release statement

Walsall have responded to Hearts’ pursuit of striker Elijah Adebayo.

Hank Aaron obituary

For three decades the baseball player Hank Aaron, who has died aged 86, held the record for hitting more home runs – 755 – than anyone in major league history, and will be remembered in particular for No 715, which broke Babe Ruth’s career record. America had invested the number 714 with mythic significance, and Aaron discovered that many people resented a less charismatic figure relegating a legend to second place – especially when that man was...