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Today’s News

LIVE: Argentina vs Croatia, World Cup

Argentina take on Croatia in a crucial Group D encounter as Lionel Messi’s men try and recover from their opening day draw with Iceland.

Mbappe becomes France's youngest ever World Cup goalscorer as Les Bleus seal last-16 spot Report This post contains videos

Mbappe becomes France's youngest ever World Cup goalscorer as Les Bleus seal last-16 spot

The teenager is the first player to score a goal who was born after the country’s 1998 triumph.

Arab dismay - and jokes - after mass World Cup exit

Egypt, Morocco and Saudi Arabia have so far mustered no points.

'I guess my life took me on a different journey' - From Munster wins with Cork to a Christy Ring Cup final with London

Midleton native Killian Burke has embarked on a different hurling adventure.

The Rugby Show: Reaction to team news as Ireland aim to win first Aussie series since 1979 Fair Dinkum This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Reaction to team news as Ireland aim to win first Aussie series since 1979

Murray Kinsella dials in from Sydney ahead of the series decider.

Scotland make 8 changes for Pumas Test after defeat to USA

Captain Stuart McInally heads up the tourists as they meet an Argentina side sore after losing to Wales.

'Maradona is light years behind Messi' - Sergio Ramos hits back at Argentina legend

The Spain defender considers a domestic rival at Barcelona to be a better player than an illustrious World Cup winner.

Ref review: How did the match officials do in Ireland's win over the Wallabies?

There were three yellow cards in Melbourne and there potentially could have been more.

Inter defender claims Serie A club rejected Manchester United approach

“Manchester United? I heard from them and it made me proud,” said Milan Skriniar.

Jon Flanagan joins Steven Gerrard at Rangers following Liverpool exit

Flanagan was released by Liverpool earlier this month, having made his debut for the club in April 2011.

Two changes to O'Connor's Kerry U20 side for Munster semi-final against Waterford

The sides meet in Austin Stack Park tomorrow night.

Emre Can completes move to Juventus on four-year deal

The German international turned down a new contract at Liverpool to move to Italy.

Coyle and Lanigan-O'Keeffe fight their way to early top 5 spot in Modern Pentathlon WC final

The in-form duo will also be bidding for a third straight mixed relay title this weekend.

Mile the man again as Australia battle back to stay alive in Group C

Christian Eriksen had given Denmark the lead with a gorgeous half-volley.

World Cup referee 'strongly refutes' claims he asked for Ronaldo's jersey at half-time

Fifa has leapt to the defence of referee Mark Geiger, who took charge of Portugal’s game with Morocco.

Mousa Dembele will not join a Spurs rival

The Belgium international is assessing his options this summer but has assured Tottenham fans he will not join a top Premier League side.

Brazilian midfielder completes €53 million Man United move Done Deal This post contains videos

Brazilian midfielder completes €53 million Man United move

Fred has officially joined the Red Devils.

Van Graan gives verdict on 'tough' Champions Cup draw for Munster

The southern province will be in Pool 2 next season alongside Castres, Exeter Chiefs and Gloucester.

Eriksen gives Martin O'Neill flashbacks in ITV studio with sweet strike against Australia Lethal This post contains videos

Danny Cipriani given first England start in 10 years as Jones hopes to avoid seventh straight loss

The mercurial talent was just 21 the last time he started a Test for England.

Swedish journalist hands Sami Khedira a boarding pass for early flight home

Germany need to beat Sweden on Saturday after a shock defeat to Mexico.

Hazard plays down Lukaku criticism after accusing striker of 'hiding up front'

“Even though we have good players, it is not easy for us to play with a man short.”

Ireland defender Clark left unconscious after attack in Spanish bar - report

The Newcastle United player was reportedly punched on a dancefloor following a row with another man.

Larmour bidding to cap 'dream season' by scaling one last peak in Sydney

21-year-old in line for his sixth cap on Saturday, and hopes to play his part in a famous series win.

Pochettino hails England captain Kane as 'the best striker in the world'

“That is the complete player, that is somebody who can change and evolve as the game is being played.”

Nemo Rangers All-Ireland club finalist brought into Cork U20 team for Munster semi-final

Kevin O’Donovan will start in tomorrow night’s game in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Ireland set to hand 'smart kid' Byrne debut from bench against Wallabies

The 23-year-old out-half has been included among the replacements for Saturday’s clash in Sydney.

Bale needs Real Madrid assurances over more playing time, says agent

His future has been in doubt since a brilliant display in the Champions League final.

Dublin forward Brogan back in training four months after tearing his cruciate Comeback Trail This post contains videos

Dublin forward Brogan back in training four months after tearing his cruciate

Brogan is making good progress in his comeback from a serious knee injury.

FifPro slams decision to allow Morocco midfielder play after concussion

‘This is yet another alarming example of a player being put in harm’s way,’ the players’ union said.

All Blacks ring the changes as France drop Bastareaud for series finale

After naming the same side for the first two Tests, Steve Hansen has shuffled his deck for Dunedin.

'One of the lads got me a mug that goes from my face and turns into his!' The Dub sub mistaken identity

The Dublin defender on being confused for Connolly, his Meath family background and staking a claim to start.

Schmidt without injured quartet but backs O'Mahony to deliver in seven shirt

The Ireland head coach is missing Garry Ringrose, Dan Leavy, Andrew Conway and Iain Henderson.

Clare joint-manager and forward to have appeals against Munster final bans heard on Saturday

Donal Moloney was involved in a sideline altercation against Tipperary and David Reidy was sent-off against Limerick.

'Anatomically and physiologically, we're different' - Ladies footballers welcome menstrual cycle app

The effects of periods are rarely acknowledged in sport, but the FitrWoman app is aiming to change that.

'When I played for Munster, I brought bolognese on the plane instead of the processed food'

Jonny Holland offers his advice on how to maintain a balanced diet while also enjoying yourself on holiday this summer.

'My grandfather said the most Irish things you can do is play hurling and speak the language'

Hurling is in the family for Donegal’s Danny Cullen, who hopes to lead his county to Nicky Rackard glory over Warwickshire on Saturday.

Cronin and Conan start as Schmidt picks captain O'Mahony at openside

Joe Schmidt has made five changes to his XV, while Ross Byrne is set for his debut off the bench.

IRFU to consider players with doping history on a case-by-case basis

‘You look into the circumstances and weigh up the individual, then you make a decision.’

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