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Author Archive for Niall McVeigh

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Arsenal book Women’s FA Cup final place as Quinn breaks Everton hearts

• Louise Quinn’s injury-time header seals 2-1 victory• 14-time winners will play Chelsea or Manchester City in finalLouise Quinn’s injury-time header helped Arsenal edge past Everton and reach the Women’s FA Cup final after a dramatic semi-final at Ros…

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Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 7.45pm kick-off at WembleyGuardiola claims Man City could fail to win leagueAnd you can email or tweet Niall your thoughts 6.54pm BST Spurs make four changes from the team that beat Stoke, with Kieran Trippier, Ben Davie…

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Played 26, lost 26: The story of Antigua Barracuda’s record-breaking season

The USL side lost every game of the 2013 season, based in a hotel and playing every game away, but their fighting spirit earned their opponents’ respectFootball, as the saying goes, is a results business and teams are prepared to rip up blueprints and …

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Commonwealth Games 2018: 10 things to look out for on the Gold Coast

An 11-year-old table tennis star, India v Pakistan in the hockey and the Serena of squash are some of the potential highlightsCaster Semenya is a multiple world and Olympic champion, the South African flag bearer and one of the Games’s biggest stars. S…

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Boat Race 2018: Cambridge v Oxford in women’s and men’s races – live!

Women’s race starts at 4.31pm, men’s at 5.32pmAlice Roberts: from state school to the Boat RaceSend Niall an email or tweet @niallmcveigh 4.07pm GMT Weather watchIt’s overcast in west London, as it always seems to be on Boat Race day, but there’s only …

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China v Wales: international friendly – live!

China Cup updates from Nanning, kick-off 11.35am GMTChris Mepham: ‘It’s surreal that Giggs wants to chat with you’And why not Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 11.44am GMT 7 mins: Another half-chance for the hosts, with Wu Lei getting away from Ben Da…

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Wales v France: Six Nations – live!

Six Nations updates from the tournament finaleScotland snatch victory over Italy with late penaltyAnd email Niall here or tweet him here, if you fancy 9.44pm GMT The Six Nations comes to a close in Cardiff, but the tournament’s final match may lack a t…

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England v Ireland: Six Nations – live!

Six Nations updates as Ireland bid for a third grand slamRobert Kitson: Ireland face cornered foes with slam in sightAnd email Niall here or tweet him with your thoughts 2.26pm GMT It’s finished Italy 27-29 Scotland in Rome, Greig Laidlaw’s late penalt…

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Italy v Scotland: Six Nations – live!

Six Nations updates from the 12.30pm GMT kick-offScotland target victory in Italy and third placeAnd you can email Niall here, or tweet him here 12.55pm GMT 22 mins: Allan took an almighty hit after that grubber kick, but is OK to slot the conversion o…

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Cheltenham Festival 2018: Gold Cup day – live!

Live updates from the Festival on Cheltenham Gold Cup dayHenderson bids for historic Festival treble in Gold CupCheltenham Gold Cup day tips: Might Bite can strike it bigTom Jenkins’s best images from Cheltenham so farSend Niall an email | Tweet @niall…

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Liverpool v Newcastle United: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-offYou can email Niall here or tweet him hereScoreboard: all Saturday’s scores and scorersMatch preview: Liverpool v Newcastle 4.43pm GMT Two changes for Liverpool from the team that beat West Ham 4-1, with Jordan …

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Hugo Bonneval settles France’s nerves with vital try against Italy

• Six Nations: France 34-17 Italy• Italy seem destined for the wooden spoon after a third defeatHugo Bonneval’s second-half try proved pivotal as France ended their nine-match winless run and left Italy facing another Six Nations wooden spoon after a t…

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Liverpool v West Brom: FA Cup fourth round – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the 19.45 kick-off at AnfieldKlopp: Sturridge not certain to play more if he staysEmail your thoughts to Niall | Or tweet @NiallMcVeigh 7.06pm GMT There’s only one place you should be directing your eyes for the next 15 mi…

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Football transfer rumours: Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to join Real Madrid?

Today’s tell-all is lost in translationRoll up, roll up – the January sales continue at pace, the totaliser is ticking towards £500m and there’s still another week to spend, spend, spend! But what’s this? Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin wants to spoi…

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Football transfer rumours: Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to join Real Madrid?

Today’s tell-all is lost in translationRoll up, roll up – the January sales continue at pace, the totaliser is ticking towards £500m and there’s still another week to spend, spend, spend! But what’s this? Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin wants to spoi…

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Alexis Sánchez at the piano in United video – but is it their new star playing?

Manchester United confirmed the arrival of the Chilean with a video purportedly showing him playing ‘Glory Glory Man United’ on the pianoManchester United finally confirmed the arrival of Alexis Sánchez on Monday in unusual fashion – with a video purpo…

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Australian Open 2018: Grigor Dimitrov v Nick Kyrgios – live!

Live updates from the fourth round matchNadal and Edmund seal quarter-final placesPhoto essay: all eyes on the Australian OpenEmail Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 9.48am GMT First set: *Dimitrov 6-5 Kyrgios (*denotes server) The momentum swings back and …

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Football transfer rumours: Milan’s André Silva to Wolves or Swansea?

Today’s tell-all is too cold to holdWe knew it was too good to be true. The Alexis Sánchez saga had looked like a trip to the old school, where transfer impasses were settled with an arm-wrestle and contract talks could be completed between last orders…

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Rob Cross v Phil Taylor: PDC World Darts Championship final – live!

Leg-by-leg updates from the final at Alexandra PalaceEmail Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh with your thoughts 5.24pm GMT When Phil Taylor announced early in 2017 that this world championship would be his last, many ventured that fate would lead him to his…

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Burnley v Liverpool, Stoke v Newcastle, Football League and more – live!

Live updates from the Premier League and beyondEmail Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh with your thoughts 2.35pm GMT Derby County: Carson, Baird, Davies, Keogh, Forsyth, Johnson, Huddlestone, Russell, Weimann, Vydra, Nugent.Subs: Mitchell, Martin, Wisdom, P…