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Today’s News

Whatever you think about Grobler, it's been good to talk about doping in rugby

The South African has been at the centre of the storm over the past week and a half.

Dortmund leave Aubameyang out amid reports of €70 million move to Arsenal

But the German club say they have had no contact from the Gunners over their star striker.

'You read the papers and we might as well not turn up': Jones laughs off England's injury crisis

The England coach named his squad for the championship opener against Italy today.

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'In training all my shots were going in!' - Long relieved 325-day goal drought is behind him

The Ireland and Southampton striker went through a barren spell for much of 2017.

Here's what your province needs to happen in the decisive Champions Cup pool matches

Leinster are already through, and both Munster and Ulster know what they need to do this weekend to qualify for the knock-out stages.

Bandon edge past Munchin's for third straight year to advance to Munster quarter-final

A strong defensive effort saw Bandon record a two-point win in the Munster Senior Schools Cup earlier.

Realising it's time to go from Mayo, the 2014 low in Limerick and Croke Park career highlights

The attacker called time on his inter-county career last November.

Ex-Cork City and Shamrock Rovers winger Dennehy heads to Limerick

The 30-year-old, a two-time Premier Division winner, was most recently on the books at St Patrick’s Athletic.

'I've got double-vision, I'm dizzy and I'm struggling' - Ronnie O'Sullivan dumped out of Masters Under The Weather This post contains videos

'I've got double-vision, I'm dizzy and I'm struggling' - Ronnie O'Sullivan dumped out of Masters

The defending champion went out at the quarter-final stage, losing 6-1 to Mark Allen, and blamed it on illness.

Ex-Ireland star Mooney to be in opposition camp for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

The former all-rounder has joined Phil Simmon’s Afghanistan coaching team.

'Bizarre news!' - Former League of Ireland star Zayed a free agent after leaving US club

The United Soccer League outfit Indy Eleven have parted ways with the ex-Drogheda, Derry City and Shamrock Rovers striker.

St Pat's bolster their defence with the acquisition of former Sligo and Limerick centre-half

Mick Leahy has signed for the Saints, it has been announced today.

Ranking the potential Super Bowl match-ups neutrals are most likely to stay awake for

Going to bed early last year proved a bad idea.

Further injury setback for Walters as Irish striker's future up in the air again

The 34-year-old was reportedly the subject of interest from Sunderland, but now faces another two months out.

Ngannou ready to be the UFC's next big star — 'but not the type of a Conor McGregor'

The Cameroon-born fighter challenges heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic this Saturday night in Boston.

Ireland name trimmed down squad for Six Nations warm up with Wales

New head coach Adam Griggs has given 13 players a weekend off.

'Disgraceful' PSG fans criticised after Neymar boos

Thomas Meunier was far from pleased with the treatment of the Brazilian superstar.

'I've to roll out quicker and stay quiet as well': O'Mahony determined set a better example for Munster

Donnacha Ryan proved a frustrating figure for the Munster captain last weekend.

Liverpool reject Sturridge offer, Real target attacking trio and all today's transfer gossip

Plus, Juventus are considering moves for either Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen or Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil.

'If foreign players have been caught doing that, it is hindering home-grown players who are doing it the right way'

Chris Henry is less than impressed with Gerbrandt Grobler’s doping past.

Doping violation due to marijuana use leaves Cynthia Calvillo facing suspension UFC

Doping violation due to marijuana use leaves Cynthia Calvillo facing suspension

The UFC strawweight failed an in-competition test relating to her defeat to Carla Esparza last month.

Want to buy Gerard Pique out of his new Barca deal? It will cost you €500m

The club captain has signed on to stay at the Camp Nou until 2022.

Ireland unchanged in latest Fifa rankings ahead of Nations League draw

The Martin O’Neill saga aside, it has been an uneventful few months for the Boys in Green.

Lessons to be learned for Irish rugby from Grobler case

‘From a values point of view, is it the right thing?’ And we need to have that discussion.’

McIlroy in the hunt in Abu Dhabi as defending champion Fleetwood makes flying start

The former world number one is three shots off the Englishman’s lead.

Bath back row Mercer one of eight uncapped players in Eddie Jones' England squad

The England head coach has a host of injuries and suspensions to big-name players.

Watch: The controversial VAR decision that left Chelsea boss Antonio Conte fuming

The Blues boss was unhappy that Willian was harshly booked for diving after contact was made with the Norwich defender.

Man United set to make Alexis Sanchez the highest-paid Premier League player - reports

The Chilean striker would earn between £400,000 (€453,000) and £500,000 (€566,000) a week before tax.

Djokovic survives brutal heat test as Sharapova shines

With temperatures touching an energy-sapping 40 Celsius and ice-towels in use, the six-time champion came through a tough four-setter.

Missed Messi penalty proves costly as Barcelona's 29-game unbeaten run ends

Espanyol stunned the La Liga leaders in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals

Gary Speed among four coached by Bennell to have died by suicide RIP

Gary Speed among four coached by Bennell to have died by suicide

A victim of the former youth team coach said he tried to contact the late player’s parents.

'I’ve only played in Croke Park once and I’ve been playing with Kerry for 9 years. It’s nice to get back'

Kerry’s Aislinn Desmond and Dublin’s Lyndsey Davey approve the move to bring in double-headers.

'It's a headache' - Galway champs face financial challenge of second London trip in 6 weeks

Corofin are heading back to the English capital this Sunday.

'A full-time job' - Demands on players and career choices to facilitate inter-county life

Galway footballer Damien Comer, Kildare manager Cian O’Neill and Kerry selector Mikey Sheehy share their thoughts.

Yesterday’s News

Lucky escape for Chelsea as they edge brave Norwich on penalties to march on

Eden Hazard hit the winning penalty to spare their blushes.

Third-tier Wigan stun Bournemouth as Swansea also progress in FA Cup

Wigan and Swansea march on to the fourth round.

Fan in 'serious condition' following stabbing before Atletico-Sevilla clash

A 22-year-old man was stabbed three times near the Wanda Metropolitano before Atletico Madrid’s 2-1 defeat to Sevilla.

Joey jumps in, surprise omissions and more talking points as Ireland name Six Nations squad

Plus Jordan Larmour’s unstoppable rise continues with his 21st birthday still nine months away.

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Benevento captain sorry for Instagram death posts following one-year doping ban

‘These words are neither my thoughts nor my way of behaving,’ Fabio Lucioni wrote.

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