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Today’s News

'Best day of my life' - US-based Ireland international O'Sullivan wins National Women's Soccer League title

Denise O’Sullivan was an integral member of the NC Courage side which were crowned National Women’s Soccer League champions.

2016 senior champions and 2017 intermediate winners power to victory to reach Clare hurling last four

Kilmaley and Ballyea join O’Callaghan’s Mills and Cratloe in tomorrow night’s draw in Clareabbey.

Arsenal snubbed Van Dijk for £12m as he was 'too nonchalant'

Former Celtic assistant manager John Collins has revealed that the Gunners passed up the opportunity to sign the Dutchman during his time in Scotland.

Serie A legend quits just 9 games into management spell in Ukraine

Fabrizio Ravanelli has stepped down as Arsenal Kiev manager just three months after his appointment.

He will never fight me! Fury hits out at 'ponderous' Joshua

Tyson Fury’s message to Anthony Joshua: “I would jab your face off, you bum. Easy night’s work.”

Jorginho breaks two Premier League records in West Ham-Chelsea clash

The Italy international midfielder attempted more passes and had more touches than anyone else since Opta began taking note of these stats.

'Götze a good fit for Liverpool' - Ex-Dortmund team-mate Grosskreutz urges Klopp reunion for struggling star

The World Cup winner has endured a difficult second spell at Dortmund and has been told to consider a switch to Anfield.

Declan Rice impresses again as Chelsea lose 100% record

Liverpool are now the only side in the Premier League to have won all their matches.

Kilmarnock's late winner condemns Celtic to worst start in 20 years

Brendan Rodgers’ side have now won just once in their last seven games away from home.

'I'd say there won't be a dry eye in there from the people that knew him'

Gerardene McNamara of Cork’s Ballincollig soccer club and Eire Óg’s Vincent Fahy talk to The42 about their memories of Liam Miller.

UFC veteran's retirement fight ends with brutal knee-to-the-body knockout Results This post contains videos

UFC veteran's retirement fight ends with brutal knee-to-the-body knockout

Francesco Trinaldo stopped Evan Dunham in Sao Paulo, while Thiago Santos was victorious in the headliner.

'It's frustrating, actually. You're off the radar. You're playing in a so-called lesser league, in their eyes'

Andy Keogh has been a consistent goalscorer in Australia for the last four years but isn’t expecting a call anytime soon from the Republic of Ireland.

Forwards impress as St Finbarr's and Duhallow book Cork senior semi-final spots

The first two quarter-finals were held last night in Páirc Uí Rinn.

McIlroy focused on his own game ahead of Sunday showdown with Woods

With Tiger Woods leading at the Tour Championship, Rory McIlroy’s only concern is himself.

Gary Lineker's apology to James Milner and more tweets of the week

Plus, Rafa Benitez’s tribute to a retiring ex-Liverpool defender.

Zebo continues dream start in Paris with a brace of tries against Castres

The Ireland international has now scored five tries in as many games this season for Racing 92.

Hearn favours Wilder over 'unentertaining' Fury for Joshua's next assignment

“Wilder against Joshua is the biggest fight in world boxing and stylistically it’s the most exciting match-up.”

‘We were about to hike up a volcano in Chile… I got an email saying Ulster Rugby want you over’ Dream Ticket This post contains videos

‘We were about to hike up a volcano in Chile… I got an email saying Ulster Rugby want you over’

Neil Walsh recalls the unlikely series of events that led to an incredible opportunity.

Pittsburgh’s Murder, She Wrote moment and your NFL week 3 preview NFL

Pittsburgh’s Murder, She Wrote moment and your NFL week 3 preview

It feels like we’re due a big reveal in Pittsburgh, writes Steve O’Rourke.

The self-destruction of a £2 million teenager and more of the week's best sportswriting

Here are some of our favourite reads from the past seven days.

'It was nothing dramatic, but just a wee moment of realisation: 'I miss this''

Andrew Trimble is largely enjoying retirement but there have been moments when he’s wanted to wind the clock back.

Woods in sight of first win since 2013 as he leads Tour Championship by three

World number one Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy are in a tie for second.

Yesterday’s News

Anthony Joshua finds emphatic answer to Povetkin challenge to retain IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles

Alexander Povetkin drew blood from Anthony Joshua but the unified heavyweight champion responded emphatically with a seventh-round knockout.

Head knocks to Ryan and Leavy the only blemish on Leinster's night

Leo Cullen was pleased with the intensity his side showed in the bonus-point win over Edinburgh.

Asensio downs old club Espanyol to earn narrow victory as Real Madrid return to winning ways

Julen Lopetegui’s side defeated Espanyol 1-0 at home thanks to a first-half strike from Marco Asensio.

'He puts the fear of god in the opposition,' says Friend after relentless Aki display

The Australian was also delighted with the way his team held their nerve when Scarlets came back within six points in the letter stages.

Paddy McCourt scores during 7-1 win as Harps, Shelbourne and Drogheda wrap up First Division play-off spots

The final round of fixtures in the SSE Airtricity League First Division took place on Saturday night.

Leinster flex their muscle in Edinburgh arm-wrestle to claim five hard-earned points

Leo Cullen’s side made it back-to-back bonus-point wins at the RDS.

Cillian O'Connor scores 0-7 as Ballintubber book semi-final spot while Breaffy see off Westport

Ballintubber and Breaffy booked their places in the Mayo Senior Football Championship semi-finals.

Liverpool set club record with best start to a season after seven straight wins

The Reds defeated Southampton on Saturday to maintain their perfect start to the campaign.

Ex-Arsenal winger Gervinho runs the pitch to score outrageous Maradona-esque goal Incredible This post contains videos

Ex-Arsenal winger Gervinho runs the pitch to score outrageous Maradona-esque goal

The former Arsenal star notched his second goal of the season to help Parma clinch a comfortable win against Cagliari.

Kane on target to help Tottenham end three-match losing run

Harry Kane and Erik Lamela combined to guide Spurs to a hard-earned victory over Brighton.

Abbeyside see off last year's finalists to reach first Waterford decider in a decade

A slender win for Abbeyside over De La Salle, who defeated them in the 2008 Waterford senior hurling final.

Teenage striker scores debut double as brilliant Bohs extend winning run

The Gypises have now recorded nine victories on the trot after getting the better of St Patrick’s Athletic.

Super sub Dan Carr on target as Hoops secure fourth straight win with three points in Derry

Shamrock Rovers regained control of third spot with their sixth win in seven Premier Division appearances.

Awesome Aki and Carty class ensures Connacht dominate Scarlets

Tries from Tom Farrell, Cian Kelleher and Niyi Adeolokun gave Connacht their second win of the season.

No disciplinary action as Tyrone GAA rule Cavanagh injuries were accidental

The Competitions Control Committee were satisfied the referee dealt with the matter ‘appropriately.’

2017 Clare senior hurling champions and runners-up both crash out

Neither Sixmilebridge nor Clooney/Quin will be involved in the last four of the championship.

Australian Herbert seizes the lead as Lowry sits seven shots adrift in Portugal

Sergio Garcia, meanwhile, has shown a hint of form ahead of next week’s Ryder Cup.

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