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Daily Archives: August 20, 2017

Matt Dawson: I had to have heart surgery after a tick bite

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A tick bite caused Matt Dawson MBE to contract Lyme disease When former England rugby player Matt Dawson was bitten by a tick in a London park early last year, it caused a bacterial infection to spread through his

Ice-cool Rice could force his way into O’Neill’s plans

The ‘what might have been’ and the ‘what should be’ future of Ireland’s midfield lined up side by side on Saturday as West Ham United faced Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium. One-time Irish Granny Rule target Mark Noble was named in the middle of the park

Deportivo La Coruña 0-3 Real Madrid

Bale scored Madrid’s first goal of the season for the third campaign in a row Gareth Bale scored one and assisted another as Real Madrid began their La Liga title defence with an easy victory at Deportivo La Coruna, although Sergio Ramos was sent off

Messi dazzles, Neymar shines in Paris

There were tears in Spain and in France on Sunday night for the victims of the terror attacks in Barcelona, with Leo Messi and Neymar – formerly a darling of the Nou Camp but now expensively housed in Paris – showcasing their sparkling talents Messi‘s

Hal Robson-Kanu: West Brom appeal against forward’s red card

Hal Robson-Kanu was sent off 20 minutes after coming on as a substitute West Brom have appealed against the red card shown to Hal Robson-Kanu during Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Burnley in the Premier League. The forward was sent off late on following an aerial