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Today’s News

Celtic and Linfield agree new date for possible Belfast clash to ease 12 July concerns

If the Northern Ireland champions progress to the second round of Champions League qualifying, they will host the Scottish giants on 14 July.

LIVE: Limerick v Tipperary, Munster U21 hurling quarter-final

The Gaelic Grounds is the venue for tonight’s showdown.

Despite new FA stance, clubs' seedy relationship with gambling companies as strong as ever

As the governing body rows back, clubs continue to roll around in a cesspit of sponsorship arrangements, regardless of the consequences.

Rio ticketing scandal costs the Olympic Council of Ireland €1.5 million - and it could rise

The organisation published its financial results ahead of the AGM tonight.

One year on, how has Robbie Brady progressed since that night in Lille?

The Dubliner scored the winner against Italy, but he has had a slow start to life at Burnley.

Brailsford admits there are 'lessons to be learned' from report into British Cycling's culture of fear

The Team Sky chief didn’t mention what his lessons were, unfortunately.

The challenge facing Westmeath for a 3rd straight year: How do you set up against the Dubs?

Kieran Martin says Westmeath won’t go ultra-defensive like Carlow did in the quarter-final.

Cheika chops six as wounded Wallabies turn sights on Italy

Conor O’Shea is still ruing a missed opportunity against Fiji as he takes his team to Brisbane.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr becomes the highest paid player in NFL history

After three years in the league, Carr just got paid.

Ireland become full Test-playing nation after landmark ICC vote in London

After a 10-year quest to join cricket’s elite club, Ireland have been promoted from Associate status after a unanimous vote.

World Cup in Russia will be safe vows sports minister

The man in charge of sport for Russia’s Tatarstan region says there is no sign that the 2018 World Cup will be met with major problems.

English FA ends all sponsorship with betting companies

Ladbrokes had an existing deal but agreed to end it immediately.

China's U20s reportedly set to play in German football's fourth tier

The Regionalliga Sudwest could be about to include an international underage side for next season.

Kasper Schmeichel move to Man United would be 'a dream' for dad Peter

Should David de Gea go to Real Madrid, the great Dane would love his old club to sign the Leicester City goalkeeper.

Wasps to kick off Connacht's pre-season schedule before Pat Lam returns to Galway

New coach Kieran Keane should be at the wheel in time for two matches in the space of three days.

Czech starlet set for €25 million move to Juventus

The Bianconeri have activated the release clause in Patrik Schick’s Sampdoria contract, beating Serie A rivals Inter to his signature.

'Axel's a rugby man, so he would have told us all 'Play your game'' - O'Mahony Pom

'Axel's a rugby man, so he would have told us all 'Play your game'' - O'Mahony

Peter O’Mahony has had a whirlwind year but is now ready to lead the Lions against the All Blacks.

Watch: Ex-Chelsea star Oscar gets 8-game ban for instigating this brawl in China Crime And Punishment This post contains videos

Watch: Ex-Chelsea star Oscar gets 8-game ban for instigating this brawl in China

The midfielder appeared twice to fire the ball deliberately at Guangzhou players

Carlos Queiroz: From Man United number two to Mr World Cup

The Mozambique-born Portuguese coach has just qualified for his fourth finals.

Boost for Cork City as Delaney extends his stay with league leaders

The Burton Albion defender’s loan spell will now run until the end of the current SSE Airtricity League season.

Stuart Lancaster got Tadhg Furlong believing he could be a Lion

The 24-year-old tighthead is ready to take on the All Blacks at fortress Eden Park.

'Marcus Rashford wanted to be like Andrea Pirlo'

Ex-Red Devils youth team coach Paul McGuinness claims the club helped to convert the teenager from a playmaker into a striker.

'We've played some lovely rugby': Lions will show positive, aggressive streak in attack, says Gatland

‘We’re not going to be talked into playing Barbarian-type rugby when we’ve got certain weapons we can use to our advantage.’

'Do you think he should answer questions about issues outside the game?'

Ronaldo again refused to answer questions following his nation’s 1-0 defeat of Russia in the Confederations Cup

Juventus confirm imminent Dani Alves exit as Man City move nears

The right-back has agreed a two-year contract with Pep Guardiola’s side.

Chelsea's Robert Lewandowski chase ignites subdued transfer window

Bayern Munich have warned off the Blues.

Joe Schmidt makes six changes to Irish side to face Japan

Hooker James Tracy will start in an Irish team for the first time.

Chill out, 2017 was always going to be a 'transitional year' says Rory McIlroy

Still searching for his first win of 2017, Rory McIlroy said he suspected it would be a difficult year.

Shock Longford defeat still fuelling McManus and Monaghan

A surprise summer exit has not been forgotten by the Farney men as they head into an Ulster semi-final against Down.

Gatland happy to be getting up Hansen's nose as war of words continues

The Lions and All Blacks bosses haven’t been afraid to get stuck in.

Poll: Who do you think will win the Munster U21 hurling championship this year? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win the Munster U21 hurling championship this year?

It all starts tonight at the Gaelic Grounds.

Jackson's hard work paying off as he looks to continue hot kicking streak in Tokyo 10

Jackson's hard work paying off as he looks to continue hot kicking streak in Tokyo

The Ulster out-half has missed just one kick from the tee in a green shirt since November.

Yesterday’s News

Greats of world and Irish sport congratulate O'Mahony on Lions captaincy

It’s a day the Munster man won’t be forgetting in a hurry.

'He has that Paul O'Connell DNA in him, being a Munster man'

Cork man Peter O’Mahony will lead the Lions out for the first Test against the All Blacks.

Feisty game ends with mass brawl as Mexico survive New Zealand scare Confederations Cup This post contains videos

Feisty game ends with mass brawl as Mexico survive New Zealand scare

Second-half goals by Benfica’s Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta sealed the win.

Gatland's surprises, POM's honour, Itoje unlucky and more Lions talking points

Ben Te’o and Jamie George have only one Test start between them but their rise continues.

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