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Today’s News

'If they want to buy me, they know what to do': Hazard opens exit door with transfer message to Madrid

The Belgium international continues to be heavily linked with a summer switch to Spain.

'We felt we ought to change it:' Controversial Ronaldo bust replaced by new statue

The original bust was widely mocked after it was unveiled last year.

Tipperary All-Ireland winning captain set for long layoff after tearing cruciate

Brendan Maher suffered the injury against Clare last Sunday week.

Nine-goal Donegal establish themselves as serious All-Ireland contenders Statement Of Intent This post contains videos

Nine-goal Donegal establish themselves as serious All-Ireland contenders

It’s early days yet but the Ulster champions look very, very good.

Bullish Dele Alli believes England 'can go all the way'

The Tottenham star issued a rallying cry to his England team-mates ahead of their World Cup opener.

'If we can pull this one off, it will be a little bit special for this group'

Joe Schmidt spoke to legendary Ireland out-half Ollie Campbell about the last series success in 1979.

Analysis: 'You don't want to annoy Tadhg Furlong when he wants the ball!'

Ireland were adaptive and intelligent in taking their two tries on Saturday in Melbourne.

Derek McGrath: 'I will give myself some time, I don’t have a story for you today on it'

Waterford’s 2018 campaign concluded in Semple Stadium yesterday.

All Blacks wing Savea confirms long-rumoured Top 14 switch

Savea scored 46 tries for New Zealand, second only to Doug Howlett on the try-scoring chart for the All Blacks.

Do you agree with The Sunday Game's man-of-the-match winners? Leading Lights This post contains videos

Do you agree with The Sunday Game's man-of-the-match winners?

Galway’s Shane Walsh and Clare’s Jamie Shanahan scooped the awards on last night’s show.

Former Ireland U21 player becomes youngest manager in England's top four divisions

Michael Collins has been named as Bradford City’s new head coach.

Fall's red card rescinded after World Rugby acknowledges 'wrong' decision

“Unlike the referee, we had the benefit of all the video footage, which showed various angles of the incident.”

'This team shouldn't be burdened': Southgate hoping for England World Cup exorcism

Elsewhere today, Belgium’s “Golden Generation” kick off the tournament as dark horse challengers.

Coping with intense Munster schedule - 'You really would need to be professional'

Limerick’s performance level dropped notably yesterday in Ennis.

'We had a great chance to retain our title...That’s going to hurt us a bit'

Roscommon boss Kevin McStay says eight second-half wides “drained” his team’s confidence in the Connacht final.

'We now have to win both games and are under extreme pressure' — Thomas Muller

Germany’s chastening loss to Mexico in Moscow has their World Cup defence in jeopardy and Muller urged his colleagues to response.

Pogba: I'm the most criticised player in the world

After helping France to a win over Australia, Paul Pogba said he was the most criticised player in the world.

Wallabies look to Nick Phipps to fill Genia's boots after 'king hit' incident

The Waratahs scrum-half is set to join his club-mate Bernard Foley in the halfbacks.

Unfinished business with Cork, fortress Cusack and the role of Clare's fans

The Banner are back in a second successive Munster final.

Yesterday’s News

Ice-cold Koepka becomes first man to retain US Open since 1989

Koepka holds off brilliant Sunday challenge of England’s Tommy Fleetwood to win back-to-back titles.

South Korean players swapped shirt numbers to try to confuse opposition scouts

“It’s very difficult for Westerners to distinguish between Asians,” Shin Tae-yong said.

'To be fair, I don't care' - Slaven Bilic's blunt honesty sends Ian Wright into fits of laughter Telling It Straight This post contains videos

'To be fair, I don't care' - Slaven Bilic's blunt honesty sends Ian Wright into fits of laughter

We’re guessing he really didn’t care whether Steven Zuber’s equaliser should have been ruled out or not.

Tommy Fleetwood sets the score for everyone to beat with sizzling 63 at US Open

Defending champion Brooks Koepka still holds the lead.

'He can't come back to Argentina' - Maradona blasts boss Sampaoli after Iceland draw

Diego Maradona said Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Iceland on Saturday was “a disgrace”.

'In my eyes, I was doing enough to warrant a night-out on a Saturday with my mates' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'In my eyes, I was doing enough to warrant a night-out on a Saturday with my mates'

Philip Hughes on a career with 19 transfers, 11 clubs and 138 goals.

A Coutinho cracker, a push, and a penalty shout: Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland

It was honours even in tonight’s Group E clash.

Patrice Evra criticised for 'patronising' reaction to Eni Aluko's analysis on ITV Punditary This post contains videos

Patrice Evra criticised for 'patronising' reaction to Eni Aluko's analysis on ITV

Evra said Aluko’s analysis of Costa Rica was “very good” before clapping his hands.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

As Robbie Williams once said, it’s your life thru a lens.

A game that never ignited, Clare's 2018 revival and Limerick hit a speed bump

There was plenty to digest after today’s encounter in Ennis.

Galway heading to Super 8s, Shane Walsh shows his class and Roscommon rue missed chances

5 talking points after Galway defeated Roscommon by four points to lift the Connacht crown.

'We played very badly' - World champions made to pay during Mexico defeat, admits Loew

Germany lost their opening game at a World Cup for the first time in 36 years with a 1-0 defeat against Mexico.

'Look, I don't mean disrespect to anybody': Mickelson shrugs off controversy to shoot final-round 69

Mickelson capped his 27th US Open with a one-under par 69 after a petulant gesture attracted criticism on Saturday.

Venue for Munster final to be announced tomorrow for Clare-Cork rematch

Cork won last year’s provincial decider by five points.

Breathtaking Donegal score 9-21 to secure back-to-back Ulster titles

It was a one-sided affair at Brewster Park on Sunday as Donegal secured a landslide win against Armagh.

Mexico stun Germany as champions begin World Cup defence with shock defeat

Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game as Mexico secured a thoroughly deserved win over a desperately poor Germany.

Galway crowned kings of Connacht as strong second-half leads them past Roscommon

The Tribesmen are the first side to book their place in the Super 8s.

Analysis: How Schmidt's Ireland managed to negate Folau's aerial threat

The Wallabies fullback didn’t catch a single kick in Melbourne yesterday.

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