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Today’s News

Former NFL star who made $51 million in his career is now an FBI agent

Former All-Pro cornerback Charles Tillman is now working for the FBI.

Villarreal suspend Semedo after attempted murder allegation

Ruben Semedo, who was remanded in custody on Thursday by a court in Lliria, has been suspended without pay by Villarreal.

Best allays concern over Sexton fitness, plans an unhappy 100th for Gatland

The out-half needed some physio attention at the Aviva Stadium today, but returned to finish out the session, according to the captain.

'We’ve got ourselves in a great position in the group' - Key players return as Ireland prepare for vital qualifiers

Claire Walsh, Karen Duggan and Aine O’Gorman are among those included in the 24-player squad.

He took 10 seconds to be ready – Mourinho salutes professional Pogba

The midfielder was benched against Sevilla, but Jose Mourinho was impressed with his “professional” response to that disappointment.

From TheJournal.ie Paddy Jackson: 'She didn't have to stay. She could have left if she wanted but she didn't' Rape Trial

Paddy Jackson: 'She didn't have to stay. She could have left if she wanted but she didn't'

Statements given by Jackson and Olding after their arrest were read out in court today.

The Rugby Show: Ireland v Wales preview with Tomás O'Leary Live This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Ireland v Wales preview with Tomás O'Leary

The Grand Slam (and All-Ireland minor hurling) winner joins Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey to preview tomorrow’s game.

AC Milan v Arsenal is the stand-out tie of the Europa League last 16

Atletico Madrid to face Lokomotiv Moscow while Borussia Dortmund take on Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg.

Dillane named on the bench as Connacht steel themselves for tricky Treviso

Kieran Keane has named his 23 for tomorrow’s Pro14 clash.

Trimble returns for injured Gilroy as Ulster head to Scarlets

The province’s record appearance holder is one of two changes made by head coach Jono Gibbes.

Sugary treats and shiny new toys have failed to make Old Trafford a happy home

Give a child everything they want and they end up not getting what they need, writes Tommy Martin.

Shakhtar Donetsk captain Srna slapped with 17-month ban

The experienced Croatian defender has been given the suspension after testing positive for the steroid dehydroepiandrosterone.

Cork footballers hand debut to goalkeeper for top-of-the-table clash

Meanwhile, Tipperary have made one change in personnel for their Division 2 meeting with Meath.

Russian bobsledder fails doping test as 15-year-old figure skater earns first gold medal

Nadezhda Sergeyeva has tested positive for a banned substance, while teenaged compatriot Alina Zagitova won her event for OAR.

'Go watch Black Panther' - Dortmund's Michy Batshuayi slams Italian fans for monkey chants

The on-loan Chelsea striker has criticised the Atalanta supporters after last night’s Europa League game.

Shelbourne's new jersey pays lovely tribute to U16 player who tragically passed away

The club’s sponsorship with Dublin City University was also officially unveiled on the kit.

From TheJournal.ie Police officer dies as fans involved in violent clashes during Europa League game in Bilbao Basque Country

Police officer dies as fans involved in violent clashes during Europa League game in Bilbao

A number of people were arrested following trouble at the Athletic Bilbao vs Spartak Moscow game.

Roy Keane slams Jack Wilshere: 'He is the most over-rated player on the planet'

The former Manchester United star branded Arsenal ‘a shambles’, with special criticism pointed at Wilshere, following their loss to Ostersunds.

Non-league sensation who flirted with Liverpool out to kickstart his career in Ireland

Having learned from Jimmy Bullard and the late Eamonn Dolan along the way, striker Daniel Carr is hoping to make an impression at Shamrock Rovers.

Jumpy off-field, unshakable on it: Dan Leavy is ready for the biggest game of his career

Errors, momentous occasions, pivotal contests: the Leinster man sees every challenge as well within his stride.

From Queensland Schoolboys to the Ireland U20s: Tom O'Toole's tale

The Ulster tighthead prop is an exciting player for the future.

'He had an influence in bringing Jason Sherlock back into the GAA'

Coaching, politics and the rise of the GAA’s new president John Horan.

'One opposition coach has tried to create that story': Schmidt defends Ireland's creative powers

Ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Wales, Schmidt sought to dispel comments Warren Gatland made in 2015.

Yesterday’s News

Arsenal fall to humiliating home defeat but progress in Europa League

The Gunners were beaten by Ostersunds but their first-leg win was enough to see them reach the last 16 on aggregate.

Six changes to depleted Limerick side set to travel to Antrim

The Shannonsiders are without some key players due to UL and Na Piarsaigh commitments.

'If you're only involved to get something back for personal gain, you should just get the f**k out'

Stephen Henderson is hoping for another season of punching above their weight for his Cobh Ramblers side.

McGregor claims he offered to make UFC return against Frankie Edgar next weekend

‘It is on them to come and get me. Because I am here.’

Celtic crash out of Europe as birthday boy Ivanovic sparks second-leg turnaround

Zenit won 3-0 to end the Scottish side’s Europa League run.

On the double! Waterford snap up ex-Liverpool keeper and Oldham striker

Lawrence Vigouroux and Courtney Duffus have joined the League of Ireland side on loan.

Guiding Kerry's next generation - Fitzmaurice, Ó Sé and Griffin set for Munster final coaching test

Tralee CBS and PS Chorca Dhuibhne contest Saturday’s Munster schools final with well-known faces in charge.

Galway United sign former Bristol City midfielder on eve of First Division opener

Harrison Reeves comes as the final addition to Shane Keegan’s 2018 squad.

'A big thing is putting things in perspective and it's something I do every minute'

Keith Earls is enjoying the best rugby of his career.

Fergie time again, Porter pounces and more talking points as Ireland name side to face Wales

The absence of two Lions from the tight five will be felt.

'When a guy comes out of the Academy for his first game, he’s got to get to 50 caps somehow'

Ciaran Frawley is set for his first Leinster start following an impressive appearance off the bench last weekend.

Dublin North lift first Leinster senior hurling crown with win over Kilkenny's St Kieran's

Sean Currie hit 1-3 for the winners in Netwatch Cullen Park.

McStay makes 5 changes to Roscommon team for Sunday's league clash with Louth

The Rossies are bound for Drogheda this weekend.

'I've been talking to Chris for three or four years, he's been a long-term project' 13

'I've been talking to Chris for three or four years, he's been a long-term project'

The Munster centre will win his third cap against Wales this weekend.

'He just needs to believe in himself a bit more' - McClean's advice for young Irish club mate

The winger has been impressed by 18-year-old defender Dara O’Shea at West Brom.

Impossible to replace 'world class players' but Schmidt excited to test Ireland's depth

Opportunity knocks for Andrew Porter, James Ryan and Chris Farrell against Wales on Saturday.

Germany nabs Russian hooligan over Euro 2016 attack on England fan

Police said they detained the wanted man on his arrival at Munich airport en route to Bilbao.

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