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Today’s News

'I'm happy here' - Hazard ends Real Madrid hopes as he confirms Chelsea stay

The Spanish transfer window is still open but the Belgian has revealed that he is staying put at Stamford Bridge.

Australian rugby commentator criticised for 'golliwog' call in Wallabies-All Blacks clash

‘In no way did Gordon intend to cause any harm with his comments and deeply regrets his remarks during last night’s broadcast.’

'It was funny I didn't miss it last year but absence makes the heart grow fonder' Rebel Return This post contains videos

'It was funny I didn't miss it last year but absence makes the heart grow fonder'

17-time All-Ireland winner Briege Corkery made her return last night as Cork booked their All-Ireland final spot.

The doping genre, Roy's lie detector and Pa Pa L'Americano! It's your Tweets of the Week

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Analysis: 5 key questions that will shape today's All-Ireland hurling final

The42 analyst Tommy Dunne breaks down some key factors to look out for in Croke Park this afternoon.

Three things Limerick need to do if they're to beat Galway today The Treatymen This post contains videos

Three things Limerick need to do if they're to beat Galway today

Galway are looking for back-to-back titles, while Limerick haven’t won one since the ’70s.

Number one De Gea will extend United contract soon, says Mourinho

David de Gea will soon pen fresh terms with Manchester United, Jose Mourinho claims.

Limerick's 'biggest let-down', a powerful story of struggle and survival and more of the week's best sportswriting

It’s Sunday morning so stick the kettle on and have a read of our selection of the week’s best sportswriting.

'I feel like I'm doing something for him that I never got the chance to do when he was around'

Irish hockey star Nicci Daly on the recent World Cup success and going back in time to pay tribute to her father.

'Not a perfect' debut but Munster fullback Haley is an exciting addition

'Not a perfect' debut but Munster fullback Haley is an exciting addition

The 24-year-old was part of Joe Schmidt’s Ireland camp earlier this week.

Poll: Who will win today's All-Ireland senior hurling final - Galway or Limerick? This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win today's All-Ireland senior hurling final - Galway or Limerick?

Will Limerick end their long wait to lift the Liam MacCarthy – or will the cup be heading back for another winter in Galway?

'Some experience to get at 19!': McKenna sparred Amir Khan less than a week after his 5th pro win

Five days after Aaron McKenna’s abrasive fifth pro win, he hopped in the ring for a go-around with Amir Khan.

How did Galway shed the 'gutless' tag to become hurling's top dogs?

The reigning champions are hoping to make it back-to-back All-Ireland titles for the first time in 30 years.

Messi, Coutinho get Barcelona off to winning start Success This post contains videos

Messi, Coutinho get Barcelona off to winning start

The Argentine superstar scored Barca’s 6,000th La Liga goal.

Yesterday’s News

Carl Frampton earns first stoppage in over three years as he fulfils Windsor Park dream Frampton's On Fire This post contains videos

Carl Frampton earns first stoppage in over three years as he fulfils Windsor Park dream

Carl Frampton is set to face Josh Warrington for the IBF world title after stopping the previously undefeated Luke Jackson in Belfast.

After months of being linked with Man United, Alderweireld future question sparks 5-minute Pochettino rant

A simple question regarding the Belgium international’s defender time at Tottenham prompted a long-winded response from his manager

Tyson Fury strolls toward Deontay Wilder showdown with shutout win

Tyson Fury will face Deontay Wilder for the WBC World heavyweight title this winter.

Lance Armstrong jets in to Germany to support troubled Ullrich, 'friend who scared me'

Last week, the 1997 Tour de France champion was admitted to a psychiatric hospital after his brief detention for allegedly assaulting a prostitute.

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Namibia become 19th team to book their place at next year's World Cup

They’ll go into a pool with defending champions New Zealand, South Africa and Italy.

Arsenal fans starting to realise life post-Wenger not all it's cracked up to be

The Gunners have begun the season in disappointing fashion, losing their opening two fixtures.

Anthony Daly's Kilmacud lift All-Ireland hurling sevens title on home soil GAA

Anthony Daly's Kilmacud lift All-Ireland hurling sevens title on home soil

The host club saw off Portroe in the final.

Corkery returns after two-year absence as holders Cork march into All-Ireland final

Paudie Murray’s side were convincing winners over Tipperary in Thurles this evening.

Paddy Barnes wiped out by crippling body shot in maiden world title shot at Windsor

The three-time Olympian was levelled by Cristofer Rosales at Windsor Park.

'I want to play': Super-sub Hazard makes his point to new Chelsea boss

The Belgian was again limited to a cameo off the bench, but set up Marcos Alonso for Chelsea’s winner.

Puel defends Vardy after awful tackle on Ireland international Doherty

The England international was sent off as Leicester City beat Wolves in the Premier League.

Kilkenny have the Power to deny Galway and book place in All-Ireland final

Ann Downey’s side march on but they were made to work for their victory at Semple Stadium.

Ronaldo makes Serie A debut as champions Juventus snatch dramatic win Bow

Ronaldo makes Serie A debut as champions Juventus snatch dramatic win

Substitute Federico Bernardeschi scored the winner two minutes into injury time.

17-year-old winger Sexton makes his debut as Ulster slip to pre-season defeat

Gloucester’s power up-front proved crucial in this evening’s friendly at Kingspan Stadium.

Arsenal remain point-less, as Chelsea prevail in 5-goal thriller

Unai Emery’s baptism of fire continued at Stamford Bridge today.

Six Springbok tries compensate for Pollard kicking woes in win over Argentina

Rassie Erasmus’ side opened their campaign with a hard-fought win in Durban.

16-year-old Turner claims silver for Ireland at European Championships Teenage Dreams This post contains videos

16-year-old Turner claims silver for Ireland at European Championships

It follows on from Ellen Keane’s bronze in the 200m Individual Medley final last night.

Burke's flying start at Preston continues as Ireland forward scores first league goal Burkey This post contains videos

Burke's flying start at Preston continues as Ireland forward scores first league goal

The 24-year-old was on the mark against Stoke City this evening.

Ireland's John Egan scores for new club, Bielsa's Leeds revolution continues

Meanwhile, there was more Championship misery for Frank Lampard and Derby.

Lewandowski saves Bayern from humiliation in village team's 'game of the century'

Drochtersen/Assel were captained by a car salesman and featured a tax advisor and a stonemason.

Usain Bolt insists he's deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer

The superstar athlete has been given the chance to prove his worth by the Central Coast Mariners.

Connacht stun Leinster with late comeback at inaugural U18 festival

Munster joined the western province at the top of the table with a comfortable win over Ulster at UL.

Harry Kane has finally scored a Premier League goal in August

The England international was on target as Tottenham overcame Fulham at Wembley.

Connacht hammer Wasps in encouraging pre-season rout in Athlone

Andy Friend’s men ran in seven tries in an impressive performance at Dubarry Park.

'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump

The All Blacks pulled clear to record a 38-13 win in Sydney this morning.

Saving a life more important than a gold medal - Michael Phelps

The US swimmer has spoken before of falling into depression after each Olympics.

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