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Keith Earls scored a try as Ireland beat Italy 16-9 at the Olympic Stadium.

Joe Schmidt: Ireland need improvement to beat France

Brendan Rodgers was sacked as Liverpool manager shortly after the Merseyside derby

Brendan Rodgers spoke of rebuilding job prior to Liverpool sacking

Dick Advocaat has left his position as Sunderland head coach

Dick Advocaat quits Sunderland role

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he would only call time on his role if the players lost faith in him

Jose Mourinho: I would only quit if I lost support of Chelsea dressing room

Brendan Rodgers had his contract as Liverpool manager terminated

Jamie Carragher urges Liverpool to appoint Jurgen Klopp as manager

Brendan Rodgers was sacked by Liverpool in the hours after Sunday's 1-1 Merseyside derby draw

Sacked Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers pays for poor run of results

Alexis Sanchez scores the first of his two brilliant goals

Alexis Sanchez nets brilliant brace as Arsenal crush Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku fires home the equaliser

Brendan Rodgers sacked just hours after Merseyside derby draw

Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie, right, and Stuart Lancaster, left, fronted up after England's World Cup hopes ended

Stuart Lancaster shattered and scarred by England's World Cup failure

The free-kick brilliance of Christian Eriksen, pictured, was hailed by Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino reserves praise for Spurs' free-kick ace Christian Eriksen

Manchester United crashed to a 3-0 league defeat aganist Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium

Louis van Gaal surprised by Manchester United's Premier League defeat to Arsenal

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen celebrates his second equaliser in their 2-2 draw at Swansea

Free-kick specialist Christian Eriksen denies Swansea victory

Keith Earls goes in for the game's only try

Ireland edge their way into World Cup quarter-finals

England's Mike Brown has apologised to supporters for the team's early exit

Mike Brown apologises for England's World Cup exit

Diego Maradona was at the King Power Stadium to see Argentina's 45-16 win over Tonga.

Argentina captain Agustin Creevy: Diego Maradona visit "a beautiful surprise"

John Terry, pictured, has called on Chelsea's players to unite behind under-pressure manager Jose Mourinho

John Terry calls on Chelsea players to get behind Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho was not a happy man on Saturday

Jose Mourinho predicts Football Association sanction

Adil Rashid is ready for his Test debut

Adil Rashid thanks Trevor Bayliss for boosting his confidence

Scotland's Duncan Weir is hoping to retain his starting place for next Saturday's World Cup clash with Samoa

Duncan Weir hopes he has sprinted into contention for key Samoa clash

Sergio Aguero, centre right, was back in form with a bang for Manchester City

Manuel Pellegrini expected Sergio Aguero's return to form

Dedryck Boyata made up for his error by grabbing Celtic's equaliser

Dedryck Boyata makes up for mistake as Celtic beat Hamilton

Jordan Cousins earned Charlton a point

Charlton rescue point in late drama at The Valley

Adam Ashley-Cooper, left, is not getting carried away with Australia's chances

Adam Ashley-Cooper: Australia aren't getting carried away

Sam Allardyce will be among the contenders for the Sunderland vacancy

Contenders to succeed Dick Advocaat at Sunderland

England head coach Stuart Lancaster's position is under scrutiny after the team were dumped out of the World Cup

Will Carling calls for Stuart Lancaster to shake up England coaching staff

Heather Rabbatts hopes to see Eva Carneiro, pictured, return to football

Heather Rabbatts backs former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro to return to football

David Ferrer's 50th tour final ended in victory

David Ferrer claims Malaysian Open title with win over Feliciano Lopez

Tom Wood, left, has apologised after England were dumped out of the competition

Tom Wood apologises after England crash out

Anthony Watson, centre, scored a try for England, but the hosts exited the World Cup

World Cup failure for England as they bow out with a whimper to Australia

Sunderland head Dick Advocaat has revealed he has made a decision over his future - but refused to say what it is

Advocaat has made his mind up about Sunderland future - but will not elaborate

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho challenged the club to sack him after the 3-1 loss to Southampton at Stamford Bridge

Mourinho challenges Chelsea to sack him over poor start

Scotland coach Vern Cotter is looking to his players to start games more quickly

Vern Cotter hopes for a quicker start from Scotland

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, left, has no immediate plans to follow former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, right, into retirement

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has no plans for retirement yet

Sergio Aguero, left, was substituted before he could score a history making six goals

Pellegrini reveals Aguero was not fully fit after five-goal haul stuns Newcastle

Bradford coach James Lowes criticised the Super 8s format

Bradford coach James Lowes left raging after Wakefield defeat

Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye, pictured right, won praise from his boss Alan Pardew

Palace boss Alan Pardew salutes Yohan Cabaye after masterclass sinks Baggies

England's coach Stuart Lancaster, right, could be looking at an exit

Lancaster to consider future after England go out of World Cup

James Taylor hopes to force his way into the Test side against Pakistan

James Taylor looking to push Test claims after earning England recall

Graziano Pelle celebrates scoring for Southampton against Chelsea

Saints offer no mercy as Chelsea lose again

Sergio Aguero will be keeping the match ball after scoring five for Manchester City

Fantastic five from Sergio Aguero as Manchester City sink Newcastle

Eddie Jones is pleased to have revitalised Japanese rugby

Japan's rugby players have their pride back, claims Eddie Jones

Schalk Burger scored one of South Africa's tries in their victory against Scotland

Scotland face crunch Samoa showdown after South Africa defeat

Jose Mourinho refused to walk away from his job at Stamford Bridge

Mourinho says he won't run away from Chelsea challenge despite another defeat

Tim Sherwood has another defeat to recover from

Tim Sherwood still searching for winning Aston Villa formula

Stoke's Marko Arnautovic celebrates scoring against Aston Villa

Stoke defeat adds to Tim Sherwood's problems at Aston Villa

West Ham fought back from being two goals down to earn a point

Sunderland throw away lead to share points with West Ham

Jeff Schlupp was on target for Leicester

Goals from Leicester's Jamie Vardy and Jeff Schlupp ensure victory at Norwich

Yannick Bolasie's goal finally broke West Brom's resolve

Yannick Bolasie strike helps Crystal Palace to victory

Akihito Yamada crosses the try line in Japan's win

Japan sink Samoa to keep World Cup quarter-final hopes on track

Anthony Mullally celebrates his try for Wakefield against Bradford

Wakefield hold off Bradford challenge to retain Super League spot

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