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Today’s News

Butler backs 'smart' playmaker Godwin to thrive in Connacht midfield

‘He could always carry strongly, early on that was his strength, but now he is a very good ball player.’

Interim world title now on the line when Carl Frampton takes on Nonito Donaire

The fight takes place in Belfast on 21 April.

'It was nice to see what it takes to win a Grand Slam': Munster set to benefit from Arnold's Ireland experience

The young centre was a regular in Joe Schmidt’s camp through the Six Nations.

LeBron shows he's still the beast in the East

The Cavs conceded 79 first-half points but James led the comeback with 35 points, 17 assists and zero turnovers.

'I think Chinese Whispers came into play post-my injury a year ago' - Heaslip

The retired Jamie Heaslip has become heavily involved with International Rugby Players.

Cullen: Grand Slam winners not guaranteed starting places at Leinster

The eastern province resume their Pro14 campaign away at Ospreys on Saturday.

€20 million redevelopment of Leinster's RDS home 'on hold' for financial reasons

Leinster CEO Mick Dawson has given an update on the project.

Quiz: How many of these former Turkish footballers can you identify?

Republic of Ireland take on the current Turkish national team in a friendly tomorrow in Antalya.

Henshaw hopeful of returning to boost Leinster's push for silverware

The centre says he is in a good space mentally as he nears the end of his rehab programme.

'He's someone who could potentially come back and coach the All Blacks'

Joe Schmidt’s plans after 2019 remain uncertain but the All Blacks have been following his success with interest.

Yesterday’s News

McIlroy and Johnson suffer shock defeats in WGC Match Play openers

It was a bad day for the world number one and the newly-crowned Arnold Palmer Invitational winner.

Manchester United finally looks set to have its first-ever professional women's team

One of world football’s superpowers has applied to join the second tier of the Women’s Super League for the 2018-19 campaign.

Serena's comeback not going to plan as ex-world number one crashes out at first round of Miami Open

20-year-old Naomi Osaka defeated the 23-time major winner by straight sets — the first time Williams has lost her first match at an American hard court championship for 21 years

Hartlepool defender hits an absolute rocket from all of 40 yards Heat-seeking Missile This post contains videos

Hartlepool defender hits an absolute rocket from all of 40 yards

Carl Magney will never score a better goal as long as he lives.

0-7 for Monaghan forward Garland as DCU complete All-Ireland Freshers football three-in-a-row

DCU were crowned champions once again after defeating UL tonight.

Do you agree with our Ireland starting XI to face Turkey?

With a number of high-profile players absent, Martin O’Neill is set to field an experimental side.

'Stop living the fantasy' - Joshua warns heavyweight rival Wilder he'll 'freeze him out'

The IBF and WBA champion has told the WBC title-holder to get realistic and come fight in the UK.

From Belfast rape trial hears that those accused are 'braggarts, not rapists' Closing Statements

Belfast rape trial hears that those accused are 'braggarts, not rapists'

Closing arguments are being heard in the trial of Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding, Blane McIlroy, and Rory Harrison.

Giggs more nervous ahead of Wales managerial debut than he ever was as a player

The ex-Manchester United winger takes charge for the first time on Thursday.

Sanchez 'expected something better' from himself after move to Man United

The Chilean has scored just one Premier League goal and has been struggling for form at Old Trafford.

Boris Johnson compares this summer's World Cup to Hitler and the 1936 Olympics

Britain’s foreign secretary believes Vladimir Putin will ‘glory’ in the global sporting event, which Russia is hosting in June.

World Cup heartbreak for Scotland - but it's good news for Ireland's slim hopes

West Indies have booked their place at next summer’s World Cup – much to the relief of the International Cricket Council.

Blackrock's clinical edge the difference as they reign supreme at Junior Cup level again

Tom Henderson, Ben Brownlee, Max Patterson all crossed for Blackrock as they beat St Mary’s in this year’s decider.

Sexton keen on Australia tour and feels Ireland's freshness told in Grand Slam

The Ireland out-half believes the IRFU’s central contracting system is a key strength.

All Blacks legend Conrad Smith to hang up his boots at the end of the season

The 36-year-old won two World Cups with New Zealand.

Kilkenny's St Kieran's back in All-Ireland final as Harty Cup champs Ardscoil Rís fall short by two points

The Kilkenny outfit will meet Presentation College Athenry in the final.

Arsenal and Liverpool offered hope in Lyon star chase

Nabil Fekir’s representative says the midfielder is happy where he is but could depart if an opportunity arises.

Grand Slam success will leave All Blacks wary of the threat that Ireland pose

Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes believes the All Blacks will be looking anxiously over their shoulders.

Irish fighter heads to London aiming to emulate McGregor's historic Cage Warriors achievement

Karl Moore will bid to win a second title on Saturday night.

Alvarez is a dope cheat, says middleweight king Golovkin

The Mexican fighter claimed that he had failed a recent drugs test due to contaminated meat.

Spanish prosecutors seeking five-year jail term for Xabi Alonso over tax fraud allegations

As well as the call for imprisonment, a fine of €4 million is also held against Alonso.

Keane continues to shape squad for next season with new contracts for four backs

Cian Kelleher, Craig Ronaldson, Eoin Griffin and Darragh Leader have all signed new deals out west.

England chiefs give backing to Eddie Jones after worst showing in 31 years

“It’s worth reflecting that Eddie has an 86% win record with England. You don’t become a bad coach or team overnight.”

Ex-Man Utd and England U21 midfielder Ravel Morrison to declare for Jamaica

It seems the 25-year-old will be a Jamaican international shortly, despite playing for England at youth level.

Leinster announce 10-year sponsorship deal to rename Donnybrook Stadium

The venue will be now known as Energia Park.

Rory McIlroy credits Wayne Rooney for inspiring his improved putting

Rory McIlroy won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the weekend.

From Championship play-off final to sacked in 10 months for ex-Man United defender Stam

The ex-Netherlands international has departed his post at Reading.

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