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Today’s News

This Fiji squad could do some serious damage at the World Cup

The backline options for head coach John McKee are particularly exciting.

Timeline: How football’s governing body has become embroiled in corruption scandal

From World Cup announcements to high-profile arrests, Wednesday was another dark day for the sport.

Rafa Benitez is a step closer to one of the most coveted jobs in football

The Spanish coach has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Carlo Ancelotti.

France wing Yoann Huget might be in major trouble for this stamp

The video evidence doesn’t look good for the Toulouse wide man.

Is Britain’s Amir Khan set to be Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent?

“There are bigger fights out there for me,” the boxer says.

From Vladimir Putin throws support behind Blatter (but the Fifa boss is keeping a low profile) Bruised And Blattered

Vladimir Putin throws support behind Blatter (but the Fifa boss is keeping a low profile)

UEFA leaders want to postpone the Fifa elections for at least six months amid the current chaos.

Rory McIlroy had an absolute nightmare at the Irish Open

Michael Hoey and Graeme McDowell are the best of the Irish on day one.

We’re going to get our dream Steph Curry v LeBron James NBA final Golden Moment This post contains videos

We’re going to get our dream Steph Curry v LeBron James NBA final

The only problem is that we’ve to wait a whole week…

UFC legend demonstrates how to stop Conor McGregor from stealing your belt Expert This post contains videos

UFC legend demonstrates how to stop Conor McGregor from stealing your belt

Bas Rutten shows Jose Aldo how it’s done.

‘I am still cringing about it’ – Joe Brolly on those comments about Marty Morrissey

Brolly has addressed the issue in his weekly Gaelic Life column.

There was good and bad news for two Irish internationals at Hull today

Liam Rosenior, Yannick Sagbo, Maynor Figueroa, Steve Harper and Joe Dudgeon are among those released.

‘I want to show my kids that Dad still is a great player as opposed to used to be’

Can G-Mac lift the dark clouds over his season at this week’s Irish Open?

‘Mario Balotelli to stay at Liverpool’

Despite a difficult season, the agent of the Italian international says the player will stay at the club.

Is he Zlatan? Ibrahimovic author says he made up quotes

“I tried to get an illusion of him, to try and find the story.”

What would a Pro12 title mean for Anthony Foley’s Munster?

It’s four years since Munster last claimed silverware, and it’s time for their young stars to make their mark.

Massive blow for Laois as hurling boss Cheddar Plunkett resigns

Ger Cunningham is the new interim manager.

‘World Cup of fraud’ – Today’s front pages haven’t held back on the latest Fifa storm

The notoriously hard-hitting British media have had their say, and unsurprisingly, they are largely unimpressed.

Guess how many official complaints RTÉ received after Joe Brolly’s ‘ugly’ comments

We asked Montrose about the calls they took since Sunday.

Gopperth plans to go out in style after ‘tough’ last months with Leinster

The Kiwi out-half will line up against his Leinster friends with the Barbarians this evening.

A dozen McDonald points gets Wexford’s Leinster three-in-a-row bid off to great start against Kildare

The sides clashed at St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge tonight.

‘No love is wrong!’ – Check out this brilliant League of Ireland video

The promo uses clever allusions to the recent same-sex marriage referendum.

Two Irish cricketers have retired from T20 internationals

Tim Murtagh and Ed Joyce are calling it quits.

A good night for the Offaly and Carlow U21 hurlers in their opening Leinster ties

The sides clash in Tullamore on Wednesday night.

From Pressure piles on Fifa as sponsors threaten to pull out Corruption

Pressure piles on Fifa as sponsors threaten to pull out

Coca-Cola, Adidas, McDonald’s and Visa have all told Fifa to clean up its act.

Australian import Smith looks to end Munster stint with Pro12 title

The former Brumbies midfielder says adapting to European rugby took some time.

Some Kilkenny hurling greats are taking part in a 24-hour cycle for suicide awareness

Organiser John Flynn chats to The42 about the upcoming event.

Wexford native Furlong keen to impress Schmidt in Ireland’s green

The 22-year-old Leinster tighthead has earned his shot at international honours with an impressive season.

‘I won’t be surprised if Bernard Jackman gets the Leinster job’

Gio Aplon talks about life under the former Ireland hooker at Top 14 outfit Grenoble.

‘The Jack Grealish situation doesn’t sit well with me’ – Alan McLoughlin

“It’s opportunistic and I doubt he’ll make a huge impression playing for England.”

‘Having it described as ugly and all of that, that’s upsetting and that’s nasty’

The GAA President has called for objectivity amongst pundits.

Joe Rokocoko recalls the 2008 night he broke Munster hearts at Thomond

The All Blacks wing scored a try in the closing minutes to deny Munster another famous win.

Yesterday’s News

From Explainer: What on earth is going on at FIFA? FIFA

Explainer: What on earth is going on at FIFA?

Nine of the association’s executives were taken into police custody this morning over corruption charges. We’ve been here before, but will this occasion be any different?

Two Bacca strikes help Sevilla claim back-to-back Europa League titles

The Colombian forward scored a double as the Spaniards saw off Dnipro.

Hartley handed 4-week ban for headbutt, misses England’s opening World Cup game

The Northampton Saints hooker has pleaded guilty to striking Jamie George of Saracens.

Want to represent Ireland at the Tag Rugby World Cup? Here’s how…

Three representatives of the sport chat to The42 about getting involved.

Roddy Collins is managing one of tonight’s Europa League finalists?

Waterford United may not be too happy about this development.

After his two-year injury hell Galway’s hurling captain has a different outlook

David Collins isn’t lacking enthusiasm for Sunday’s clash with Dublin.

Schmidt: It’s great to have Chris Henry back

Schmidt has been monitoring the player’s comeback.

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