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Today’s News

LIVE: West Brom v Manchester United, Premier League

The Hawthorns hosts Jose Mourinho’s men in the first of two matches in the English top flight today.

Ireland's Ferguson creates history to book semi-final spot at European swimming championships

Conor Ferguson became the first Irishman to break 24 seconds in the 50m Backstroke at European Short Course Swimming Championships.

Manchester City aren't one of the Premier League's best ever - Rooney

The side need to start winning more trophies to be considered an all-time great side, according to Wayne Rooney.

LIVE: Moorefield v St Loman's, Leinster senior football club final

Who’s going to be crowned provincial champions?

Stringer at 40, Phil Taylor's curtain call and the week's best sportswriting

It’s Sunday morning and you know what that means….. stick the kettle on and feast your eyes on some brilliant long reads.

Over €180,000 raised as GAA players sleep out for homelessness Solidarity Sleepout This post contains videos

Over €180,000 raised as GAA players sleep out for homelessness

Last night saw 400 past and present inter-county players take part in events around the country and in the US.

'De Bruyne runs like a Conference player' - Guardiola

The Manchester City boss says his star man isn’t just blessed with exceptional talent, he also works incredibly hard off the ball.

Born in Iraq, raised on GAA: Zak Moradi's incredible journey to Croke Park Not A Hurling Stronghold This post contains videos

Born in Iraq, raised on GAA: Zak Moradi's incredible journey to Croke Park

The Leitrim forward is very probably the best hurler to ever come out of Iraq.

Dos Anjos earns dominant win over Lawler in Winnipeg, calls for welterweight title shot UFC This post contains videos

Dos Anjos earns dominant win over Lawler in Winnipeg, calls for welterweight title shot

The Brazilian, a former lightweight champion, has now strung together three victories in his new division this year.

Munster braced for Tigers backlash in the latest instalment of Europe's pre-eminent rivalry

Leicester have never lost both games in a European back-to-back encounter, and they will be seeking revenge when the two teams meet again at Welford Road this evening.

The Assassin, the XFL and your NFL week 15 preview

The Patriots and Steelers meet this week and both teams know all too well just how dangerous football is.

Taylor earned 'substantial six-figure sum' in London, but has never signed for Hearn

Katie Taylor’s deal with Eddie Hearn is bound only by a handshake, but it’s paying dividends for both.

Billy Joe Saunders taunts, toys with and takes David Lemieux to school in stylish title defence

Saunders produced a punch-perfect performance to defend his WBO World middleweight title.

Cork's Spike O'Sullivan lays waste to Antoine Douglas in sensational Montreal upset Rebel Riot This post contains videos

Cork's Spike O'Sullivan lays waste to Antoine Douglas in sensational Montreal upset

A career-best victory for the 33-year-old Cork man propels him to the fringes of world title contention.

'Extraordinary' Marek Hamsik draws level with Maradona record as Napoli return to the top in Italy

The Napoli captain found the target against Torino – his 115th goal in all competitions for the club.

Republic of Ireland's James McClean named 2017 RTE Sportsperson of the Year

Elsewhere, Aidan O’Brien was voted Manager of the Year and there was a surprising result regarding Team of the Year.

Yesterday’s News

Nothing epitomises Pep Guardiola's Man City more than this Ederson stat from today's Spurs win Crucial This post contains videos

Nothing epitomises Pep Guardiola's Man City more than this Ederson stat from today's Spurs win

The goalkeeper’s arrival has been a crucial, if underplayed, development this season.

Tears of joy as Munster regain Interpro title after scoring difference is required to pip Leinster

It’s been a superb first season in charge for Laura Guest.

'To think he retired from the game 5 years ago': Nacewa an inspiration again for Leinster

Garry Ringrose, who was 18 when Nacewa first retired, says the Aucklander brings a mix of intensity and calm when times are tough on the field for Leinster.

Five trophies in 2017: Real Madrid make more history by claiming Club World Cup title

Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick proved the difference between the Spanish giants and Gremio.

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De Bruyne shines again as Man City steamroll Spurs to make it 16 wins on the trot

Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling were also on the scoresheet for the home side, while Christian Eriksen hit a late consolation.

Healy bags four tries as Connacht make light work of Brive

Kieran Keane’s men now lead their Challenge Cup pool after four wins from four.

After 364 days, Sunderland have finally won a game at home

Chris Coleman’s side move out of the Championship relegation zone.

Sexton 'up and around by half-time' lending a helping hand to Ross Byrne after HIA

The out-half failed his own HIA and had to watch the majority of the win over Exeter from the stands.

Wolves are enjoying a remarkable renaissance but there's an unsettling story behind it

The club are flying in the Championship but Jorge Mendes’ influence is everywhere.

Away days! Bohemians and Limerick gear up for new campaign with release of new kits

New season, new kits for two Premier Division mainstays.

As it happened: Manchester City v Tottenham, Premier League

The runaway league leaders were involved in a top-four showdown this evening.

After power cut delay, a rejuvenated West Ham surge to another big result over sorry Stoke

Marko Arnautovic scored against his former club as Mark Hughes continues to struggle with the Potters.

Mona McSharry breaks Irish record with fifth place finish in European final

The 17-year-old capped off an incredible year by setting a new Irish record in the 100m Breaststroke.

An unlikely hero for Chelsea while Watford's ridiculous indiscipline proves costly again

Elsewhere, Sean Dyche’s Burnley rode their luck but held firm against Brighton.

Mesut Ozil conjures spectacular winner as Arsenal heap more misery on Magpies

Newcastle have now suffered eight defeats in their last nine games.

Leinster lose Sexton, but battle from 14 points down to beat Chiefs

The inspirational Isa Nacewa kicked six from six as Leinster reeled in the English champions.

So often the bridesmaid, My Tent Or Yours sees off The New One at Cheltenham

Nicky Henderson’s 10-year-old picked up a first victory in 1,399 days in the International Hurdle today.

Stoke's clash with West Ham delayed after power failure

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Andy Robertson can bend it like Beckham for Liverpool, says Phil Babb

The Anfield full back’s crossing can be a huge asset to the Reds, according to the former Ireland international.

Benteke finally ends goal drought as Palace earn first away win of the season

Roy Hodgson’s men claimed a 3-0 victory over Leicester City, with Wilfred Ndidi sent off for the Foxes.

As it happened: Leinster vs Exeter Chiefs, Champions Cup

Leo Cullen’s side aimed to make it back-to-back Champions Cup wins against Exeter on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium.

Man United open to selling unhappy players like Mkhitaryan and Shaw in January

Jose Mourinho could offload the pair when the window reopens.

Jordan Sloan breaks third Irish record at European swimming championships

The 24-year-old Bangor native set a new Irish record in the 100m Freestyle at the European Championships in Copenhagen.

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