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Soccer - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Fifa says no 'true evidence' of brain injury risk in football

A British study said professional footballers are at heightened risk of developing a brain disease.

Ireland defender Masterson hoping to impress Klopp in Spain this week

The Dublin teenager has been called up to train with Liverpool’s first team in La Manga.

Scholes expects Rooney to leave Manchester United

The former Red Devils midfielder believes that the captain will be struggling to cope with his place on the substitutes’ bench.

Barca president accused of going into hiding after PSG humiliation

Former Camp Nou chief Joan Laporta has launched a scathing attack on the current man at the helm.

One of the Premier League's top referees is quitting to move to Saudi Arabia

Mark Clattenburg is leaving English football.

Russian hooligans reveal how they're preparing for next year's World Cup in new BBC documentary Violent Scenes This post contains videos

Russian hooligans reveal how they're preparing for next year's World Cup in new BBC documentary

Filmmaker Alex Stockley von Statzer travels to the tournament’s host nation to speak to members of notorious firms.

Bailly flourishing at Manchester United after one-on-ones with Mourinho

The centre-back has thanked his manager for helping him to make a seamless transition to Premier League football.

'Guardiola will consider signing Wilshere'

Ex-Barcelona midfielder Xavi has revealed that his former manager is a big admirer of the on-loan Bournemouth star.

'When I see Gibbs with the armband, you're in huge trouble' - Keane slams 'average' Arsenal Straight Talking This post contains videos

'When I see Gibbs with the armband, you're in huge trouble' - Keane slams 'average' Arsenal

Ireland’s assistant boss didn’t mince his words on ITV last night.

Manchester City was 'the right club at the wrong time' for Dubliner Karl Moore

“When I first arrived they were scraping around relegation, and by the time I left Roberto Mancini was splashing the cash.”

Hooliganism, bans and a home game in Plymouth: the last time Man United faced St Etienne

1977 was a pretty interesting year for the club – exemplified by their Cup Winners’ Cup adventure.

McGeady's return to form puts him ahead of Horgan in Ireland pecking order - Kilbane

The Preston North End pair have both been performing well at club level over the past month.

Man United made €100m bid for Muller, Bayern confirm

The club’s finance chief has admitted a huge offer for the Germany international from Old Trafford was turned down out of hand last summer.

Soccer - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

'We collapsed, no excuses'

Arsene Wenger struggled to explain Arsenal’s embarrassing defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich.

Time for Arsenal players to look in the mirror and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why PSG were too powerful for a Barcelona side in physical decline.

Hat-trick for Dubliner Rooney and Ireland international Hayes also on target in 7-2 rout

The win against Motherwell moves Aberdeen three points clear of Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

Second-half capitulation leaves Arsenal on the brink of Champions League exit Dire This post contains videos

Second-half capitulation leaves Arsenal on the brink of Champions League exit

The Gunners were convincingly beaten by Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

Stunning Casemiro volley caps Real's comeback win at home against Napoli Early Scare This post contains videos

Stunning Casemiro volley caps Real's comeback win at home against Napoli

The Spanish giants went behind to an exquisite Lorenzo Insigne effort but rallied well to take control of the tie.

We'll Leave It There So: McGregor v Mayweather doesn't look likely and all today's sport

Elsewhere, a huge blow for Scotland’s Six Nations’ aspirations & a former Welsh scrum-half joins Ulster’s coaching staff for next season.

Like a fine wine: Robben shows class with screamer to open scoring against Arsenal Still Got It This post contains videos

Like a fine wine: Robben shows class with screamer to open scoring against Arsenal

There was no stopping the Dutch winger’s 11th-minute effort.

As it happened: Bayern Munich v Arsenal, Champions League

Bayern Munich took on Arsenal, in what was a pivotal match for the Gunners.

The Premier League’s most divisive player needs a big game tonight Under Pressure This post contains videos

The Premier League’s most divisive player needs a big game tonight

Mesut Ozil has been heavily criticised following a recent dip in form.

Mourinho deals Shaw fresh Europa League snub

The long-term situation for the England international does not appear positive at Old Trafford.

'Shipwreck without a coach' - Luis Enrique hammered by media after Barca's PSG thrashing

The beleaguered coach was involved in a fiery TV interview after the match.

PSG's Adrien Rabiot gave a midfield masterclass against Barcelona last night Top Drawer This post contains videos

PSG's Adrien Rabiot gave a midfield masterclass against Barcelona last night

The 21-year-old made a very tough role look very easy.

One of women's football's biggest stars joins Manchester City

The Women’s Super League champions have signed USA captain Carli Lloyd for their Champions League campaign.

Cork City launch new kits ahead of 2017 season kick-off

The Leesiders are set to debut their home kit in Friday’s President’s Cup meeting with Dundalk.

After major health scare, Clint Dempsey is back and ready for a new season

The former Fulham and Tottenham midfielder was not involved in Seattle Sounders’ MLS success.

Warburton demands answers from Rangers over resignation mess

He claims Rangers have yet to him an explanation for announcing his departure.

Ex-Aston Villa man Burke bolsters Hoops' striking department

Shamrock Rovers have also announced the arrival of former Charlton Athletic youngster Sam Bone, who battled cancer in the past year.

Footballers more likely to get brain damage from blows to the head - study

The researchers looked at 14 retired players who had started playing and heading the ball in childhood or their early teens.

'All night he was sloppy' - Ferdinand and Gerrard slam Messi's Valentine's Day display

There was little love for the Argentine’s performance as his side crumbled to a defeat that may well be fatal to their Champions League hopes

'I didn’t have an Irish accent or the heritage the boys had, but I’ve got to say they were very welcoming'

Although he was forced to retire at an early age, former Ireland striker Jon Goodman has had a fascinating career in the game.

Roy Keane: 'I expected Gareth Bale to be fit - but we'll be ready for him'

The Ireland assistant boss says they’ll be “up against a very, very good team” when Wales come to Dublin.

L'Equipe don't hold back with their player ratings and absolutely skewer Barca's stars

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and captain Andres Iniesta were singled out by the famous French publication.

Soccer - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Conor Hourihane faced the club he captained a few weeks ago and it wasn't pretty

Aston Villa’s Cork midfielder suffered against his former employers Barnsley this evening.

There were 42 goals in 11 Championship games tonight as play-off picture continues to enthrall

The top two both dropped points as the chasing pack closed the gap.

Advantage Benfica as hosts sneak win after Aubameyang fluffs Dortmund's lines

The Portuguese side take a one-goal lead into the second leg.

Birthday boy Di Maria stars as brilliant PSG thrash Barcelona

The tie is incredibly all but over after the first leg.

Newcastle's goalkeeper Karl Darlow conjured an absolute howler tonight Look Away Now This post contains videos

Newcastle's goalkeeper Karl Darlow conjured an absolute howler tonight

The Magpies suffered a setback against Norwich this evening.