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Dublin: 7 °C Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Today’s News

Chris Froome failed drug test during La Vuelta with twice the permitted level of asthma medication

Team Sky are challenging the result of the test carried out on the dominant cyclist in September.

'I'm not closing the door and hopefully Munster wouldn't close the door on me because it's my home'

Simon Zebo yesterday spoke to the media for the first time since announcing his decision to leave Munster at the end of the season.

Man City are 11 points clear at the top of the table but Pep Guardiola says he may still buy in January

The Catalan is concerned with his side’s lack of depth in defence.

Davy Fitzgerald calls on GAA to relax 10-day training camp rule in April

Fitzgerald feels changing the rule would benefit the students in his squad around exam time.

'I think it will bring out faster times for everyone'

A new initiative has been launched to encourage Ireland’s top distance runners to race each other more often.

'The papers were signed to retire': After near career-ending neck injury, Cian Healy is thriving again

The loosehead refused to drift away from his career without a fight. Now he’s determined to hit new heights.

Radamel Falcao conjured an astonishing strike for Monaco but only a paltry crowd witnessed it Poor Reflection This post contains videos

Radamel Falcao conjured an astonishing strike for Monaco but only a paltry crowd witnessed it

There were less than 5000 present as the reigning Ligue 1 champions got the better of Caen.

2013 Leinster-winning captain and former All-Star have rejoined the Dublin hurling squad

Johnny McCaffrey and Peter Kelly are in Pat Gilroy’s plans for the coming season, Dublin coach Anthony Cunningham has confirmed.

Yesterday’s News

End of the road - Experienced Cork goalkeeper O'Halloran calls it a day

He won an All-Ireland U21 title with the Rebels in 2007 and was on the bench as they lifted Sam Maguire in 2010.

One red card, two goals and three points for Palace as they stage very late but great comeback

Roy Hodgson’s side seized on the late dismissal of Tom Cleverley to snatch a thrilling 2-1 victory over Watford at Selhurst Park.

'Football is about realities but also about dreams': Sean Dyche's remarkable Burnley into top four

Second-half substitute Ashley Barnes came off the bench to score a late winner against Stoke at Turf Moor.

Henry Shefflin set for first step into management with home club

It’s being reported that he’ll take over the Ballyhale Shamrocks senior hurling team alongside his brother.

Where there's a Will there's a way: Brazilian magnificent as Chelsea pick up much-needed win

The midfielder scored one and also laid on two assists as Antonio Conte’s side got the better of Huddersfield.

Highly-rated Irish youngster Adam Idah grabs blistering FA Youth Cup hat-trick

The Cork native only joined Norwich City in the summer but he’s showing superb form.

Life under Peter Stoeger begins with much-needed victory for Dortmund

Sokratis Papastathopoulos scored the goals.

3 rising stars nominated for first-ever RTÉ Sports Young Sportsperson of the Year Talented Trio This post contains a poll

3 rising stars nominated for first-ever RTÉ Sports Young Sportsperson of the Year

Gina Akpe-Moses, David Clifford and Mona McSharry are in contention for the 2017 accolade.

Vincent Kompany's latest injury is his 42nd since joining Manchester City in 2008

Particularly since November 2015, the defender has seen a dramatic decrease in game-time.

Blow for Spurs as hamstrung defender ruled out until February with future up in the air

Pochettino has confirmed that Toby Alderweireld won’t be back until February 2018 and that no progress has been made on contract talks.

'He wasn’t the worst coach I'd worked under, but he was certainly the most immature'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has criticised Pep Guardiola over the pair’s relationship at Barcelona.

From The Daily Edge These two Irish Everton fans finally got to meet Seamus Coleman after he donated €2000 to get them to a game Autism Awareness
Watch: Young marathon runner selflessly helps collapsed race leader get over the finish line Unity This post contains videos

Watch: Young marathon runner selflessly helps collapsed race leader get over the finish line

Dr Chandler Self collapsed several times on the way to victory but had some help from a young high school runner.

Pat's snap up Rovers youngster while Galway secure 'real coup' for 2018

James Doona scored the winner for the Hoops in their EA Sports Cup semi-final against Cork City.

'May the best fighter win': No weight trouble in London as Taylor and McCaskill gear up for war

Katie Taylor and Jessica McCaskill both comfortably made weight for their world title clash.

Lowe replaces Ruddock in Leinster squad, Leicester add Wallabies hooker for Munster clash

Two significant Champions Cup player registrations pertaining to the Irish provinces today.

'We need him for the next few weeks, 100 per cent:' Klopp looking forward to Lallana's return

Adam Lallana is back training fully, according to the Liverpool boss.

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury cleared to fight again

The 29-year-old has not fought since his shock defeat of Wladimir Klitschko.

Faletau a Six Nations doubt for Wales after lengthy lay-off confirmed

Ireland are due to face the Welsh in week three at the Aviva Stadium, 24 February.

Donegal middleweight standout Jason Quigley leaves LA to base himself closer to home

After three years in Los Angeles, Jason Quigley is moving to Sheffield.

Mourinho suggests Man City 'education' to blame for derby bust-up

Players and staff of both sides are said to have ended up in a scuffle after Sunday’s derby.

Philly McMahon's 'The Choice' named the 2017 winner for the eir Sports Book of the Year award

The autobiography was written by Niall Kelly of The42.

'Imagine the atmosphere when Katie walks out in Dublin. I think that's where we take it to the next level'

Eddie Hearn already has some all-Irish clashes in mind for Katie Taylor’s homecoming, which he’s eyeing up for April.

Earls and Scannell nearing Munster return but Conway and Marshall doubts for Leicester

The Munster squad trained at UL today ahead of Sunday’s return fixture.

'I encouraged the players to celebrate victory:' Pep breaks silence on tunnel bust-up

Up to 20 players from Man United and Manchster City were reportedly involved in clashes after their Premier League match at the weekend.

He turns 40 tomorrow but the end isn't on the horizon for Peter Stringer

“If I play once I am 40 then I will want to get to 42-43,” said the Worcester Warriors scrum-half.

'I've been partying since Saturday' - Jozy Altidore's epic victory speech after MLS Cup triumph Happy Days This post contains videos

'I've been partying since Saturday' - Jozy Altidore's epic victory speech after MLS Cup triumph

The MVP celebrated the Reds’ title triumph and his set his sights on a repeat during a parade through Toronto on Monday.

McCall's Saracens put six-week deadline in place to revive their season

The reigning European champions fell to their sixth defeat in a row when they lost to Clermont yesterday.

18-year-old goalkeeping prodigy claiming 'moral abuse' to cancel Milan deal - report

If the agreement is cancelled, Gianluigi Donnarumma would return to his former contract.

Rhys Ruddock to consult surgeon this week amid hamstring fears

Jonathan Sexton is no issue for Leinster’s medical team, while Adam Byrne and Ross Molony are due back in training at UCD this week.

Matic reveals how Aimar and Saviola made him a £40m holding midfielder

The Serbia international admits that he was forced out of an attacking berth during his time at Benfica.

Late own goal decides tempestuous clash between North and South Korea

The result dashed any faint hopes North Korea had of winning the four-team East Asian Championship.

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