Ryan Taylor is released by Newcastle and then asked to pass the phone to Jonas Gutierrez so he can receive the same news.
The Irish Open was a perfect appetiser for a summer that is going to be dominated by links golf, writes Iain Carter.
Liverpool are set to hold talks with Manchester City’s James Milner this week as they close in on the midfielder’s signature.
Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill hopes “life has moved on” since what he calls the “debacle” against England in Dublin 20 years ago.
Batsman Joe Root says England can do “something special” by chasing 455 to beat New Zealand in the second Test at Headingley.
FA board member Heather Rabbatts withdraws from Fifa’s task force against racism and discrimination with immediate effect.
European Tour official James Finnigan is positive about the future of the Irish Open after a successful week at Royal County Down.
Brendan Rodgers’ future as Liverpool manager will become clearer this week when he meets with co-owner Tom Werner.