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Today’s News

A year out from World Cup, Japan coach Joseph signals he will step away from Sunwolves

The Kiwi wants to focus on the national side to ensure they peak in September when they will meet Ireland in RWC Pool A.

Teenager Dalot can play at Man United for 10 years, claims Mourinho after impressive debut Bright Start This post contains videos

Teenager Dalot can play at Man United for 10 years, claims Mourinho after impressive debut

The attacking full-back was praised after his performance in last night’s Champions League win.

Two nations share Fifa rankings top spot for the first time ever as Ireland drop one place

World Cup winners France and third-placed Belgium both sit at the summit.

NBA owner donates $10m following 'disturbing and heartbreaking' investigation on workplace culture

No direct misconduct on Mark Cuban’s part, the NBA finds, but Mavericks owner did not pay enough attention to toxic culture.

Liverpool defender Lovren charged with perjury along with Croatian team-mate Modric

The 29-year-old has denied any wrongdoing, however.

Eddie Jones leaves Danny Cipriani out of latest England squad

The 30-year-old out-half has started the season strongly with Gloucester.

'Shark' Hanlon handed 18-month suspended ban after Galway winner tests positive

Carlow trainer intends to appeal the IHRB committee’s findings.

Y'all ready for this? LeBron James has officially signed up for Space Jam 2

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler will make the sequel.

Toulon centre Bastareaud escapes with five-week ban for shocking striking offence

The Toulon and France centre was red carded for his forearm smash on Christophe Samson.

Jon Jones handed 15-month backdated doping ban... which expires a week before UFC 230 UFC

Jon Jones handed 15-month backdated doping ban... which expires a week before UFC 230

Dana White plays down speculation that Jones will return in November, saying he expects to see him “early next year”.

IRFU decline proposal for behind-the-scenes series on Schmidt's Ireland

The discussions never advanced beyond an informal stage.

Elder lemon O'Halloran excited and primed for voyage under fifth Connacht coach

The fullback is now the most-capped player on the books of the western province.

Sherry determined to make the most of every chance with Munster

The hooker hopes to have put injury frustration behind him after a strong start to the new season.

A novel, Ferris, Magee and Fiji among longlist for William Hill Sports Book of the Year

Here are the 17 best books from 141 submissions for the prize in England.

Yesterday’s News

Sanches stars for Bayern against old club Benfica and Ajax cruise to Champions League opening win

Earlier Shakhtar Donetsk rallied to rescue a late draw against Hoffenheim.

Middlesbrough keep up pressure on Championship leaders Leeds and McClaren's QPR win again

There were five matches in the second tier of English football tonight.

Ronaldo shown straight red card but 10-man Juventus ease past Valencia Italian Job This post contains videos

Ronaldo shown straight red card but 10-man Juventus ease past Valencia

Not an ideal Juventus Champions League debut for himself.

Isco stunner sets up winning start for holders Real Madrid as they see off Roma

Julen Lopetegui led Real Madrid to victory over Roma in his first Champions League match in charge.

Lyon stun favourites Manchester City in Champions League opener

The Premier League champions kicked off their European campaign with a 2-1 home defeat.

Corcoran nets twice as Bohemians defeat Derry to set up FAI cup semi-final with Cork City

Dan Casey also scored as Bohemians triumphed at Brandywell.

Job done! Pogba on the double as United up and running in Europe

Anthony Martial was also on target.

Ireland to join potential bid to co-host 2030 World Cup

The FAI are open to linking up with the English, Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish associations after ‘positive discussions’.

Tickets on sale tomorrow with holders and 2018 All-Ireland champions Boston-bound

Clare, Limerick, Cork and Wexford will all line out in Fenway Park on 18 November.

'I didn't sacrifice $2m for somebody to tell me to shut up and f**k off': The George Weah and Man City disaster

18 years ago, nobody could have predicted the club would become the envy of the Premier League and the striker the president of Liberia.

'It's about being creative but effective... you try to manipulate the defence'

Felipe Contepomi is happy with the direction Leinster’s set-piece attack is moving in.

As It Happened: Young Boys v Manchester United, Champions League

Jose Mourinho’s side got their European campaign up and running in Switzerland.

'I still have heavy concussion but recovering' - Cavanagh on the mend after injuries sustained in club match

The Tyrone All-Ireland winner was injured while in action for his club Moy.

'He seems to have the appetite for it': Fennelly tips Cunningham for Dublin hurling job

Anthony Cunningham is a contender to take over from the outgoing Pat Gilroy.

'It must come to an end now' - Leahy wants to draw line under Mayo Ladies football saga

The Mayo manager says this will be his final comment on the matter.

'There is a worry. That's the big question for everyone, what are you going to do after?' Life After Rugby This post contains videos

'There is a worry. That's the big question for everyone, what are you going to do after?'

Devin Toner visited The42 offices today to discuss life after rugby.

'That's a terrific idea' - support for GAA to appoint a Nucifora-type figure to tackle player burnout

GPA chairman Seamus Hickey has backed a suggestion from GAA President John Horan.

Atalanta manager handed ban for mouthing blasphemous phrase on TV

Piero Gasperini will have to watch his side’s forthcoming clash with AC Milan from the stands.

'Embarrassed' super-middleweight world champion apologises after testing positive for cocaine

David Benavidez has described his consumption of the recreational drug as a mistake, and may not face a suspension.

'We knocked lumps out of each other in training, and it came up trumps'

Munster reaped the rewards of a hard week of work around their lineout maul in the victory over Ospreys.

'His farewell was the players' fault' - Arsenal squad cost Wenger his job, admits Mertesacker

Per Mertesacker said he still regrets the departure of the veteran coach from the Emirates last season.

Golovkin's trainer: Clean Canelo Alvarez 'vindicated' after doping violation

Abel Sanchez believes Canelo’s performance last Saturday clears his name following February’s anti-doping violations.

Ireland youngsters do battle as Spurs striker Troy Parrott bizarrely sent off against Ryan Nolan's Inter UEFA Youth League This post contains videos

Ireland youngsters do battle as Spurs striker Troy Parrott bizarrely sent off against Ryan Nolan's Inter

Inter captain Nolan fouled Parrott for a penalty, while the Ireland underage striker was later sent off in strange circumstances for a second yellow card.

5 of Galway's All-Ireland winners in Minor Hurling Team of the Year

Finalists Kilkenny contributed four men to the team-sheet with Tipperary the next best represented county.

'I will sacrifice whatever I need to sacrifice to get to play and perform at a proper level'

Ireland women’s international Michelle Claffey on full-time contracts, winning the inter-pro title with Leinster and the new AIL season.

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