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Dublin: 3 °C Monday 18 December, 2017

Today’s News

Christmas cool-off welcome after another weekend of big Champions Cup collisions

After emerging victorious from another physical bout with Exeter Chiefs, Leo Cullen answered some tough questions about the state of the game.

No Wentz? No problem: NFL play-off picture takes shape as Eagles deal well with QB nightmare

Philly secured a first-round bye with a victory over the New York Giants as Nick Foles made his first start of the season.

Yesterday’s News

O'Connor: Leicester second best to a Munster side who have their edge back

The Leicester head coach didn’t, however, want to talk about the officiating at Welford Road.

Ahead of next weekend's El Clasico, Barcelona moved 11 points clear of their rivals tonight

Luis Suarez and Paulinho both scored twice in an emphatic win over Deportivo la Coruna.

Major upset as Mo Farah is crowned 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Anthony Joshua didn’t even feature in the top-three despite having been the red-hot favourite.

'A great night for Munster': Van Graan proud of his team's composure and maturity

The Munster head coach said he was pleased with the way his players defended their line right until the final whistle.

Antoine Griezmann in racism storm after posting photo of himself in blackface

The French international has since deleted the image and apologised to anyone who took offence.

After rowing the Atlantic with a broken back, an Irish adventurer is set to run 1700km in -30°C

Gavan Hennigan will take on one of the toughest, and coldest, races in the world.

Munster's big players deliver the big moments and more talking points from Leicester

Ian Keatley, CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony produce huge performances at Welford Road.

'We can't think that we're unbeatable and we have to keep our focus game by game'

Gabriel Jesus insists that Man City cannot get complacent after recording a 16th consecutive Premier League win on Saturday.

Mourinho: Lukaku's love for former club West Brom behind muted celebration

Lukaku scored the opening goal as Man United defeated West Brom 2-1 on Sunday.

'It was embarrassing': The wheels are coming off AC Milan as they suffer another humiliating setback

Gennaro Gattuso’s side fell to a 3-0 loss to relegation-threatened Hellas Verona.

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

It’s been another exciting week in sport.

The wonderful story of Hearts' 16-year-old and his superb performance against Celtic

Harry Cochrane has enjoyed a meteoric rise at Tynecastle.

Munster take big step towards quarter-finals with momentous win at Welford Road

Ian Keatley kicked 20 points as the southern province tightened their grip on Pool 4.

200/1 outsider romps home to victory in stunning upset at Thurles

Killahara Castle is now the biggest-priced winner in Irish horse racing history.

Coutinho supplies another irresistible individual strike as Liverpool breeze past Bournemouth

Mo Salah also racked up his 20th goal of the season in the 4-0 win.

Ireland's Ferguson narrowly misses out on final place at European swimming championships

The 18-year-old broke his own record to finish 13th overall.

5 talking points after Moorefield's stunning revival secures famous Leinster final win

The Kildare club prevailed by a point in a dramatic game in Portlaoise.

Ecstasy and agony - the best images from Moorefield's incredible Leinster final comeback

St Loman’s looked to have secured the title in the final stages of the game, but the Kildare outfit snatched an unlikely victory at the death.

As it happened: Bournemouth v Liverpool, Premier League

Jurgen Klopp’s side were rampant against the Cherries.

Former Ballon d'Or and World Cup winner Kaká announces retirement

The 35-year-old won the Champions League, Serie A, La Liga and the World Cup.

Lukaku and Lingard ensure all three points against stubborn West Brom

Man United are 11 points off their city rivals after a 2-1 win at The Hawthorns.

As it happened: Leicester Tigers vs Munster, Champions Cup

Munster traveled to Welford Road aiming to make it back-to-back Champions Cup wins against rivals Leicester.

Comeback kings! 1-3 in injury-time clinches dramatic Leinster title win for Moorefield

The Kildare club snatched the spoils away from Westmeath’s St Loman’s.

The money men! Zebo pokes fun at O'Mahony and Stander - it's the sporting tweets of the week

Plus, appearances from Ger O’Brien, Ryan Tubridy and more history for Joy Neville.

Glasgow hearts sink in Edinburgh as Celtic's historic unbeaten run comes to an end

The Scottish champions’ 69-game unbeaten run in domestic competitions ended after a heavy defeat to Hearts on Sunday.

As it happened: West Brom v Manchester United, Premier League

The Hawthorns hosted Jose Mourinho’s men in the first of two matches in the English top flight today.

Manchester City aren't one of the Premier League's best ever - Rooney

The side need to start winning more trophies to be considered an all-time great side, according to the Everton striker.

As It Happened: Moorefield v St Loman's, Leinster senior football club final

Who’s going to be crowned provincial champions?

Stringer at 40, Phil Taylor's curtain call and the week's best sportswriting

It’s Sunday morning and you know what that means….. stick the kettle on and feast your eyes on some brilliant long reads.

Over €180,000 raised as GAA players sleep out for homelessness Solidarity Sleepout This post contains videos

Over €180,000 raised as GAA players sleep out for homelessness

Last night saw 400 past and present inter-county players take part in events around the country and in the US.

'De Bruyne runs like a Conference player' - Guardiola

The Manchester City boss says his star man isn’t just blessed with exceptional talent, he also works incredibly hard off the ball.

Born in Iraq, raised on GAA: Zak Moradi's incredible journey to Croke Park Not A Hurling Stronghold This post contains videos

Born in Iraq, raised on GAA: Zak Moradi's incredible journey to Croke Park

The Leitrim forward is probably the best hurler to ever come out of Iraq.

Dos Anjos earns dominant win over Lawler in Winnipeg, calls for welterweight title shot UFC This post contains videos

Dos Anjos earns dominant win over Lawler in Winnipeg, calls for welterweight title shot

The Brazilian, a former lightweight champion, has now strung together three victories in his new division this year.

Munster braced for Tigers backlash in the latest instalment of Europe's pre-eminent rivalry

Leicester have never lost both games in a European back-to-back encounter, and they will be seeking revenge when the two teams meet again at Welford Road this evening.

The Assassin, the XFL and your NFL week 15 preview

The Patriots and Steelers meet this week and both teams know all too well just how dangerous football is.

Taylor earned 'substantial six-figure sum' in London, but has never signed for Hearn

Katie Taylor’s deal with Eddie Hearn is bound only by a handshake, but it’s paying dividends for both.

Billy Joe Saunders taunts, toys with and takes David Lemieux to school in stylish title defence

Saunders produced a punch-perfect performance to defend his WBO World middleweight title.

Cork's Spike O'Sullivan lays waste to Antoine Douglas in sensational Montreal upset Rebel Riot This post contains videos

Cork's Spike O'Sullivan lays waste to Antoine Douglas in sensational Montreal upset

A career-best victory for the 33-year-old Cork man propels him to the fringes of world title contention.

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