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Today’s News

'I was thinking ‘Why did I leave?’ because underneath it all I’m a Sligo man'

Sligo Rovers’ favourite son Raffaele Cretaro chats to us about his beginnings in football and the battle to beat the drop this season.

'Best Ajax defender since Jaap Stam': Tottenham pay club record for Davinson Sanchez

The 21-year-old Colombian has enjoyed a meteoric rise.

Everton and Hajduk Split in hot water with Uefa after crowd trouble mars Europa League play-off Ugly Scenes This post contains videos

Everton and Hajduk Split in hot water with Uefa after crowd trouble mars Europa League play-off

Uefa has announced that it has opened disciplinary proceedings into the incident at Goodison Park last night.

Your essential guide to the weekend's GAA football championship action

It’s Kerry v Mayo in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final on Sunday.

France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut

Who would you have in your tournament dream team so far?

Shadow of bug bitterness, Scotland and Sonny Bill lingers as NZ get back in Bledisloe business

Both sides have points to prove as the Rugby Championship begins, and that’s bad news for the Wallabies.

Juventus do a great bit of business by snapping up Matuidi for €20m

The French midfielder has completed his transfer from PSG, signing a three-year contract.

After his sixth place Tour de France finish, Dan Martin will be racing for a new team next year

The Irish rider is joining the set-up at UAE Team Emirates.

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Liverpool dig in their heels and turn down third Barca bid for Philippe Coutinho worth £114m

The Catalan side are unwilling to give up the chase but the Reds remain confident the Brazilian will remain at Anfield.

Two title contenders go head-to-head and more Premier League talking points

Plus, there will be a meeting of the big summer spenders on Monday night.

Spurs agree £28m deal for Sanchez, Everton open to Costa loan and today's transfer gossip

Arsenal are getting rid of Gabriel, while AC Milan looks set to add another striker.

Olympic hero Murphy to miss World Championships with injury

The silver medallist suffered a knee injury three weeks ago.

Antonio Conte was quizzed about Diego Costa and his response was pretty unexpected LOL This post contains videos

Antonio Conte was quizzed about Diego Costa and his response was pretty unexpected

The striker remains in self-imposed isolation in his native Brazil.

'I remember the first day I came in I might have sat on the Gooch’s seat' - starting out with Kerry

Tadhg Morley has moved quickly to the top in Kerry football.

Mourinho willing to accept defeat in hunt for fourth Manchester United signing

The Portuguese boss has confirmed that the club are unlikely to sign another player before the transfer deadline.

'Didn't they say elephants are scared of mouses' - Marshawn Lynch quiet on anthem sit down

Lynch was his usual talkative self when dealing with reporters last night.

Bad memories of playing Waterford, weights in the Galway set-up and Conor Whelan's rise

Thomas Monaghan was speaking ahead of Galway’s All-Ireland U21 semi-final with Limerick on Saturday.

Win a pair of tickets to Sunday's huge Mayo-Kerry showdown

We’ll have Cork captain Paul Kerrigan previewing the tie this afternoon.

Billionaire Nigerian threatens to sack Wenger if successful in Arsenal bid

The Frenchman is Europe’s longest-serving manager but will be shunted should Africa’s richest man take over in North London.

'Everyone is talking about it but they're not' - Gillick critical of BBC's Farah coverage

The two-time European gold medallist believes Farah should have faced more questioning.

Barcelona to pay tribute to terror victims

13 were killed in an attack on the city on Thursday and the club’s players took time to remember those who died.

Chinese fans tell 'Homesick Boy' Carlos Tevez to stay away

The 33-year-old Argentine former international has been a flop since moving this year to Shanghai Shenhua.

No place for madness or poetry in sensible, practical middle tier of Premier League

Tommy Martin laments the mature, semi-detached and really quite beige state of England’s top flight.

West Brom reject reported €20 million bid for Man City target Jonny Evans

The Northern Ireland international has been strongly linked with a move to the Etihad outfit.

Taylor's world title shot set for Joshua undercard, Hearn denies approaching Frampton

The Bray native had looked set to fight in London early next month, but the plan may now change.

Mayweather says he's going 'straight ahead' at McGregor

And Money had his say on that sparring video.

'Belfast or Dublin, live on ESPN': Bob Arum eyeing massive homecoming for Michael Conlan

‘I think the Mexicans will take to him the same way they took to Manny Pacquiao.’

Black and Bleu Ireland can only turn attention to Australia and 'achieving something' at this WRWC

Claire Molloy is leading the in taking accountability as her squad head for Belfast with only 5th place to play for.

Let's take it outside! Go green with your fitness routine and make use of the great outdoors

‘In today’s world of technology, long office hours and stressful lifestyles, it’s as if we have all forgotten how to play,’ writes Sarah Cremen.

First pre-season in Leinster allowing Lancaster hone core skill-set

The former England head coach explains how he dovetails with Leo Cullen as Leinster aim to end their three year run without a trophy.

'They’re probably the form team in the country right now' - Kerry challenge awaits Mayo

Stephen Rochford sizes up the task facing his team.

Yesterday’s News

Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French

Ireland ended the match, and their World Cup chase, lamented another opening half in which they were second best.

Heartbroken Ireland vow to 'go again' despite disappointing change of plan

Tom Tierney’s side face Australia in the play-offs, following a defeat to France in the Pool C decider tonight.

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