Wayne Rooney, England's all-time top scorer, has announced his immediate retirement from international football.
His appreciation for combat sports, for instance, was kindled by a dalliance with boxing while growing up in Ballymun. It was when Owen Roddy, Conor McGregor’s pad man, rented some gym space off him that the Dublin defender looked into mixed martial arts.
Jurgen Klopp insists the transfer saga surrounding Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho has not damaged their relationship and the Barcelona target will be welcomed back with open arms once he is over injury and illness.
Rassie Erasmus has broken his silence on the decision to quit Munster and return to South Africa, but when exactly that will be and who replaces him remain up in the air as the new season approaches.
Seeing as it was often described as the duel of the two basketballers, as good a place as any to start on the Aidan O’Shea-Kieran Donaghy matchup is with a line from a hoops documentary that they both loved.
After winning the listed Coolmore Ivawood Stakes in 2016, the Aidan O’Brien-trained Capri went on to much greater things, winning the Irish Derby, and his trainer completed back-to-back victories in the Tipperary race, doing so with a filly, Ballet Shoes.
On Monday in Las Vegas, moments before the solar eclipse, rain began falling heavily on the Strip, unusual to say the least for the middle of August or indeed the middle of the desert.