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Today’s News

The story of Arsenal's tragic lost star in the making and more of the week's best sportswriting

Remembering Niccolo Galli and more great reads from this week.

'We all know where our nipples are': All Blacks coach Hansen welcomes tackle trial

World Rugby’s proposed new law to protect players in the tackle has been endorsed by the All Blacks head coach.

First-half blitz sees Tipperary get minor championship off to winning start in Thurles

Tommy Dunne’s side got their Munster MHC campaign off to a winning start against Cork on Sunday.

Ronaldo: It should be called the CR7 Champions League

Having claimed the European crown for a fifth time and another Golden Boot, the Real Madrid superstar has suggested the competition be named after him.

LIVE: Tipp v Cork, Clare v Waterford, Galway v Kilkenny - your Sunday hurling match tracker

We’ll be bringing you live updates from all the day’s hurling action, starting with Tipp v Cork in Thurles.

Wanted by Man United, Gareth Bale hints at move away from Real Madrid after 'best goal ever'

The Wales international stepped off the bench against Liverpool to seal European glory.

'My first thought after climbing Everest was how soon could I get back down'

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Dawson Stelfox reaching the summit of the world’s highest mountain.

'I lost Liverpool the game' – Karius apologises for costly Champions League howlers

The German goalkeeper said that he must shoulder the blame for Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat.

League of Ireland graduate Ogbene pursuing Premier League football and Nigeria call-up

It’s been a rapid rise for the 21-year-old winger who grew up in Cork.

'The players have worked hard to get the reward of a very good performance like that'

Cork defeated Tipperary in Thurles on Saturday evening.

'It was like wrestling' – Klopp unhappy with Ramos challenge on Salah

The Real Madrid defender’s challenge that injured Mohamed Salah was similar to wrestling, according to the Liverpool manager

Stunning Warriors' fightback sinks Rockets and forces game seven NBA

Stunning Warriors' fightback sinks Rockets and forces game seven

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry led the Golden State Warriors to a win over the Houston Rockets.

'The sooner a decision is made the better for everyone involved'

Leinster man Joey Carbery’s future looks set to be decided in the coming days.

Masterful Sexton pulls the strings as Leinster learn how to do the double

‘These young guys are so lucky that they’re surrounded by such good coaches.’

Defeat to Cork could lead to a 'very short year for Tipp,' says two-time All-Star McGrath

Tipperary great Shane McGrath says that his county need a win this weekend to get some confidence back in the side.

'The minute I landed I was on the phone doing interviews… I started to cry' Golden Girl This post contains videos

'The minute I landed I was on the phone doing interviews… I started to cry'

Irish teenage sprinter Gina Akpe-Moses on triumphing at the European U20 Championships, sudden media scrutiny, national identity and sports psychology.

'The taste of success is nice': Cullen already planning for Leinster to be better next year

The Leinster head coach was asked how do you better a double-winning season? ‘Do the double double,’ he smiled.

'I really feel for him' -- Klopp agony as Karius howlers condemn Liverpool

The 24-year-old handed Karim Benzema the opening goal when he threw the ball against the France forward.

Mo Salah is now a serious doubt for the 2018 World Cup Fitness Race This post contains videos

Mo Salah is now a serious doubt for the 2018 World Cup

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp suggested he could miss the competition.

Yesterday’s News

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard in talks to manage Championship club

The former England international is one of several candidates for the vacant Derby County role.

Liverpool's flaws exposed and more Champions League final talking points

Plus, Gareth Bale emphatically silences the critics.

'It was nice to be at Real Madrid' - Ronaldo casts doubt over future after Champions League final

The Portugal superstar said he would explain his future plans in the coming days.

McKernan strike aids assured Down win over Antrim

Antrim’s Ricky Johnston saw red in Newry as the hosts look forward to a semi-final against Derry or Donegal.

'We have to try and match what Leinster are doing - they are the champion side'

Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac says Leinster’s strength in depth has been key to their success, and his side must try and build on their playing resources.

Zinedine Zidane has become the first manager to ever win three straight Champions League titles

The 45-year-old made history with Real Madrid’s triumph in Kiev on Saturday night.

Three red cards, five goals conceded: It was a long night for Offaly against rampant Wexford

Mark Fanning, Aidan Nolan, Conor McDonald, Lee Chin and Jack O’Connor all hit the net for Wexford.

'Seeing this guy lift the trophy is the thing that gives me most satisfaction'

Leinster’s captain lasted only 18 minutes but retires with the province on top of Europe.

Bale brilliance the difference as Real Madrid beat Liverpool in Champions League final World Class This post contains videos

Bale brilliance the difference as Real Madrid beat Liverpool in Champions League final

Loris Karius had a night to forget in goals for Liverpool.

O'Neill goal helps Cork ease past Tipp and into Munster final

Luke Connolly knocked over 10 points as the Rebels ran out 11-point winners.

Gareth Bale has scored one of the all-time great Champions League final goals Unbaleivable This post contains videos

Gareth Bale has scored one of the all-time great Champions League final goals

The Wales international came off the bench to score a spectacular bicycle kick.

Watch: The freak opening goal in tonight's Champions League final This post contains videos

Watch: The freak opening goal in tonight's Champions League final

Loris Karius was at fault, as Karim Benzema opened the scoring in bizarre fashion.

Castres show 'a big pair of balls' by holding off Racing to reach Top14 final

Castres will face their fellow southerners Montpellier for the Bouclier de Brennus.

Leinster's perfect season, genius from Larmour and more Pro14 final talking points

The good days keeping rolling for the eastern province, as they thumped Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium.

Early drama as Mo Salah departs Champions League final in tears This post contains videos

Early drama as Mo Salah departs Champions League final in tears

The Egypt international picked up a shoulder injury and now looks a doubt for the World Cup

Roscommon beat Leitrim to close in on back-to-back Connacht titles

Diarmuid Murtagh and Cathal Cregg led them into a provincial final against either Sligo or Galway.

Sexton sensational as Leinster smash Scarlets to secure historic double

Jordan Larmour’s sublime solo try was among the highlights of a stunning Leinster performance in Dublin.

Kingston hits hat-trick to give Laois safe passage to Leinster semi-final SFC

Kingston hits hat-trick to give Laois safe passage to Leinster semi-final

A 10-point win over Westmeath means Laois will face either Carlow or Kildare in the final four of the Leinster SFC.

'Balotelli's earned Italy call-up,' says team-mate

The Nice forward is in line to win his first cap in four years when Mancini takes charge of his first game against Saudi Arabia

Nacewa's farewell ends early as Leinster captain limps out of Pro14 final

The 35-year-old was replaced by Rory O’Loughlin at the Aviva Stadium.

Heartbreak for Aston Villa, as Fulham earn Premier League promotion

Irish international Cyrus Christie was involved in the London side’s triumph.

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