Floyd Mayweather is just days away from what has been described as the biggest event in the history of combat sports, but he was in a peculiar mood at last night’s final press conference.

Last year's finalists knocked out of League Cup

Last season's runners-up are out of the Carabao Cup as Southampton were stunned 2-0 at home by Championship side Wolves.

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Liverpool ease into Champions League group stages

Liverpool have reached the Champions League group stages, completing a 6-3 aggregate win in their qualifying play-off with Hoffenheim after a 4-2 victory in the ...

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Watch back: Mayweather v McGregor - the final press conference

Watch the final press conference before Saturday's main event in Las Vegas.

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Wayne Rooney announces immediate retirement from international football

Wayne Rooney, England's all-time top scorer, has announced his immediate retirement from international football.

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The Champions League group of death quiz

These groups are tricky, but so is the quiz.

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Barcelona back for Coutinho? Here's the media round-up of today's soccer news

Just 24 hours after appearing to give up on signing Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona are back in for Liverpool's playmaker, according to the Sun.

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Kyle Walker-Peters pens new Spurs deal

Kyle Walker-Peters has signed a new contract with Tottenham which will keep him at the club until 2020, the Premier League side have announced.

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Conor McGregor 'eyeing up Mayweather fight from early age'

"Throughout time I rose up - I'm a multiple weight champion - and then it turns out he was the one who came to me. Perfect."

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Neymar’s difficulty with Barcelona doesn’t appear to have affected his MSN friendship

It was not long ago that Neymar seemed to be happily playing for Barcelona, but now the five-time Champions League winners are pursuing damages from their former ...

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Rafael Benitez dismisses claims he is fuelling negativity surrounding Newcastle

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has brushed aside claims he is fuelling the negativity surrounding the club.

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Ten-man Watford the biggest scalp in tonight's Carabao Cup ties

Bristol City upset Premier League Watford to reach the third round of the Carabao Cup with a 3-2 victory at Vicarage Road.

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England book place in Women's Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand

Holders England booked a Women's Rugby World Cup final appointment with New Zealand after beating France 20-3 in Belfast.

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The changes Mayo need to make for Croke Park success

A subtle positional switch in the Mayo team could yield a rich harvest for Stephen Rochford at Croke Park on Saturday.

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Brendan Rodgers experiences ‘mixed emotions’ as Celtic qualify for Champions League

His side reached the group stages of the Champions League with an 8-4 aggregate win over Astana.

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Unstoppable Portia Woodman leads Black Ferns to World Cup final

Woodman proved unstoppable, with the world number one-ranked nation crossing for seven tries.

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Ireland will face whitewashed Wales in Women’s Rugby World Cup play-off

Wales' hopes of a top-five finish at the Women's Rugby World Cup were ended in emphatic fashion.

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Jurgen Klopp: Everything is fine between me and Philippe Coutinho

Jurgen Klopp insists the transfer saga surrounding Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho has not damaged their relationship and the Barcelona target will be welcomed back ...

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‘I’ve never seen anything like it’: Former Cork footballer scores outrageous point

All eyes were on Croke Park last weekend, but away from the TV cameras we may have seen the point of the year.

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Celtic score late goals to ensure spot in Champions League group stages

Olivier Ntcham and Leigh Griffiths scored in the final 10 minutes.

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Familiar faces to return to Thomond Park for Munster's home European opener

Donnacha Ryan will join Ronan O’Gara as part of Racing 92’s contingent bidding to conquer fortress Thomond Park.

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This England goal at the Blind European Championships is remarkable in so many ways

A world-class goal from start to finish.

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Australian try blitz too much for Ireland at Women's Rugby World Cup

Ireland's hopes of contesting the fifth place play-off at the Women's Rugby World Cup have been ended.

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Michael Keane: Wayne Rooney deserves England recall

England's record goalscorer netted his 200th Premier League goal last night.

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Football Association investigating extent of Fancy Bears data hack

The Football Association is working to discover the extent of the Fancy Bears hack which made revelations about football's anti-doping procedures.

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‘Conor McGregor is not the bravest and has no character’, says ex-sparring partner

“What I noticed about Conor wasn’t so much his ability or inability to take a punch, what I noticed about Conor’s character was he's not the bravest guy one you’re ...

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Rassie Erasmus on Munster exit: ‘If they say I must go tomorrow, then I will go’

Erasmus will leave Munster by the end of December.

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Replay referee ‘not the most popular character in Kerry’

There's "bad blood" there, says former Kerry forward Seán O’Sullivan.

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Fancy Bears release names of footballers permitted to use otherwise-banned medicines at 2010 World Cup

Today's publication of hacked data was the Fancy Bears' first disclosure in football.

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‘More aggressive’ Floyd Mayweather wants to knockout Conor McGregor early, says Eubank Jnr

McGregor has been warned he will face the same Mayweather who so impressively eased to victory over Manny Pacquiao.

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Conor Gleeson to miss All-Ireland final as appeal bid fails

Waterford officials will “leave it at that” following the failure of Conor Gleeson’s appeal against a red card received in the All-Ireland semi-final against Cork, ...

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Transfer talk not fair on Newcastle squad, says Rob Elliot

Goalkeeper Rob Elliot admits the ongoing debate about Newcastle's transfer activity could be having a detrimental effect on those currently at St James' Park.

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Wayne Rooney goads Man City fans with post-game tweet

He may have left Manchester United but Wayne Rooney continues to push the buttons of Manchester City fans - both on the pitch and online.

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere sent off after under-23s brawl

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was shown a red card after being involved in a mass brawl during the under-23s match against Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium. ...

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Victoria Azarenka pulls out of US Open for personal reasons

Victoria Azarenka has pulled out of the US Open due to a dispute with her former partner over the care of their baby son.

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Billy Vunipola to miss first month of Saracens' season with injury

Saracens back-rower Billy Vunipola could miss the first month of the Aviva Premiership season in England as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery.

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Man City v Everton: Two red cards and Wayne Rooney's milestone made for an eventful game

Wayne Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal but Raheem Sterling came off the bench to snatch a 1-1 draw for Manchester City against Everton.

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Cork City edge closer to title with narrow win over Finn Harps

Cork City have moved to within five points of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division title tonight with a win in Donegal.

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How Twitter reacted to Wayne Rooney's milestone

Wayne Rooney reached 200 Premier League goals when he put Everton 1-0 up against Manchester City tonight.

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Shaun Murphy and Luca Brecel reach final of Evergrande China Championship

Shaun Murphy and Luca Brecel will meet in the Evergrande China Championship final after coming through hard-fought semi-final clashes on Monday.

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Carl Frampton splits from manager Barry McGuigan after eight years

Carl Frampton has parted ways with manager and mentor Barry McGuigan.

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Jamie Vardy gives Leicester fitness boost ahead of cup clash

Jamie Vardy is fit and available for Leicester's Carabao Cup tie at Sheffield United.

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Anthony Martial tips Paul Pogba to win Ballon d'Or in next five years

Anthony Martial is convinced that his Manchester United team-mate Paul Pogba is a future Ballon d'Or winner.

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'We're never complacent' says Brendan Rodgers despite Celtic's healthy advantage

Boss Brendan Rodgers claims complacency is not an issue as Celtic prepare to defend their healthy 5-0 Champions League play-off lead in Astana.

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41-year-old Sligo woman grieving for her son says playing GAA helps her 'immensely'

A 41-year-old Sligo woman has spoken out about how playing gaelic football has helped her grieve the passing of her son two years ago, writes Ciara Phelan.

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Figures reveal 60% of GAA players have considered 'walking away' from sport due to fixture frustrations

New figures revealed by the Club Players Association (CPA) show 60% of players have considered walking away from sport due to fixture frustrations, writes Ciara ...

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Ireland make three changes ahead of World Cup clash with Australia

There has been three changes to the Irish rugby team set to face Australia in Belfast tomorrow, writes Ciara Phelan.

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