England's progress towards a successful Rugby World Cup grounded to a shuddering halt in Dublin where they were well beaten by an Irish side in the ascendancy.In the process another chance of a Grand Slam went begging in a year when finally burying this particular hoodoo would have been particularly welcome.

By Ian Stafford

One year on and it's Manchester City who face Barcelona in the Champions League knock-out stages again, but can they finally prove that they can beat the best in Europe?   The teams met at the same stage in the competition last season as the Catalan giants ran out comfortable 4-1 winners on aggregate, but will...

By Bradley Sharp