Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 2Gareth Bale scored the most important goal of his career to win the Copa del Rey for Real Madrid, netting the decisive goal against fierce rivals Barcelona in the final at the Mestalla.

City suffer killer blow at Sunderland hands

Manchester City 2 Sunderland 2Manchester City saw their title hopes effectively ended after being held to a home draw by the Barclays Premier League’s bottom club ...

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Everton setback at hands of Palace

Everton 2 Crystal Palace 3Everton’s top-four hopes suffered a blow as they crashed to a surprise 3-2 defeat at Goodison Park against Crystal Palace, whose Barclays ...

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IRB chief hopeful of 'harmony'

The European peace deal averted a crisis that could have seriously damaged professional rugby’s world image, according to International Rugby Board boss Brett Gosper. ...

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Reds hopeful over Sturridge fitness

Title-chasing Liverpool are hopeful striker Daniel Sturridge will be fit for this weekend’s Barclays Premier League trip to Norwich.

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Field sports get €7m boost

Over €7m is to be invested in development of field sports.

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Penney aware of possible Connacht backlash

Rob Penney has he is confident his side can bounce back this weekend in the RaboDirect Pro 12.

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Duff eyeing summer move abroad

Damien Duff will end his five-year association with Fulham this summer, with the winger contemplating a move to Australia or the United States before returning home ...

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Shilton: Hart lacks consistency

Peter Shilton believes England goalkeeper Joe Hart is not yet one of the world’s elite, but has backed the Manchester City stopper to eventually reach the top bracket. ...

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Pellegrini: No Kompany regrets

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no regrets about playing captain Vincent Kompany in Sunday’s potentially damaging loss at title rivals Liverpool.

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Dreaper duo on National service

Jim Dreaper wants cut in the ground for Los Amigos and Goonyella ahead of the Boylesports Irish Grand National Chase at Fairyhouse on Monday.

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McStay: Championship could be mayhem if referees not more consistent with black cards

The Championship could descend into mayhem if referees do not become more consistent in issuing black cards, according to former Mayo footballer Kevin McStay.

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