World Cup campaign an amazing achievement – NI boss O'Neill

November 13, 2017 4:44 am0 comments
World Cup campaign an amazing achievement - NI boss O'Neill

Media playback is not supported on this device Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifying campaign going to the final minute of a play-off is “an amazing achievement”, says manager Michael O’Neill. A 0-0 second-leg draw in Basel was not enough for O’Neill’s men as Switzerland progressed to the finals thanks to […]

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Northern Ireland's World Cup dream ended by Switzerland

November 12, 2017 5:01 pm0 comments
Northern Ireland's World Cup dream ended by Switzerland

Northern Ireland’s hopes of making the World Cup finals for the first time since 1986 ended as Switzerland won their play-off 1-0 on aggregate after Sunday’s stalemate in Basel. The tie was decided by Ricardo Rodriguez’s controversial penalty in Belfast as Michael O’Neill’s team failed in their bid to reach […]

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England beat France to reach quarter-finals – highlights & report

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England beat France to reach quarter-finals - highlights & report

Media playback is not supported on this device Rugby League World Cup England (26) 36 Tries: Widdop, Ratchford, Graham, Percival, Bateman, McGillvary 2 Goals: Widdop 4 France (6) 6 Try: Garcia Goal: Albert England set up a World Cup quarter-final against Papua New Guinea by easing past France in Perth. […]

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Republic of Ireland have it all to play for after Denmark draw – O'Neill

November 11, 2017 5:28 pm1 comment
Republic of Ireland have it all to play for after Denmark draw - O'Neill

Martin O’Neill says his Republic of Ireland side have it “all to play for” in Dublin on Tuesday after they claimed a goalless draw in the first leg of the World Cup play-off with Denmark. O’Neill’s side had just 28% of possession in Copenhagen but were well-organised and disciplined as […]

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F1 'needs to do more' after Mercedes robbery – Hamilton

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F1 'needs to do more' after Mercedes robbery - Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says he was “upset” by news that personnel from his Mercedes team were robbed at gunpoint in Sao Paulo on Friday night. A van of Mercedes workers was held up on the road away from the Interlagos track. No-one was hurt in the incident. Hamilton said: “Gun shots […]

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US goalkeeper Solo accuses ex-Fifa president Blatter of sexual harassment

November 10, 2017 5:58 pm0 comments
US goalkeeper Solo accuses ex-Fifa president Blatter of sexual harassment

US goalkeeper Hope Solo has accused former Fifa president Sepp Blatter of sexual harassment. The World Cup winner, 36, says the incident happened at the 2013 Ballon d’Or awards, before she went on stage to present an award. In an interview with Portugal newspaper Expresso, Solo – who has 202 […]

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Australia's Perry holds up England to leave Ashes Test finely poised

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Australia's Perry holds up England to leave Ashes Test finely poised

Media playback is not supported on this device Women’s Ashes Test, North Sydney Oval (day two of four): England 280 all out: Beaumont 70, Knight 62, Perry 3-59 Australia 177-5: Perry 70*, Haynes 33, Mooney 27, Ecclestone 2-51 England lead by 103 runs Scorecard Ellyse Perry starred with bat and […]

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Controversial Swiss penalty dents N Ireland's World Cup hopes

November 9, 2017 6:33 pm0 comments
Controversial Swiss penalty dents N Ireland's World Cup hopes

Northern Ireland face an uphill struggle to reach a first World Cup since 1986 after losing to Switzerland in controversial circumstances in the first leg of their play-off at Windsor Park. Ricardo Rodriguez scored with a penalty just before the hour mark after Corry Evans was deemed to have handled […]

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Is England 'togetherness' just a hashtag? – Aluko

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Is England 'togetherness' just a hashtag? - Aluko

Media playback is not supported on this device Eniola Aluko says she has had no support from most of her England team-mates since her racial abuse case and questioned whether the squad’s ‘togetherness’ was “just a hashtag on Twitter”. After three inquiries, former England manager Mark Sampson was found to […]

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I'll fight Wilder on my terms, says Joshua

November 8, 2017 6:58 pm0 comments
I'll fight Wilder on my terms, says Joshua

Britain’s Anthony Joshua insists he is not “ducking” any fighter and says his heavyweight rivals are just “making noise” on social media. Joshua, 28, holds the WBA, IBF and IBO versions of the world title, with Deontay Wilder the WBC champion and Joseph Parker having the WBO belt. Wilder, 32, […]

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