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Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Benteke header gives Big Sam his first win, Sunderland bow out of FA Cup to Burnley

Palace will now face Manchester City in the fourth round.

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We'll Leave It There So: Earley rising, Triggs cited and all today's sport

OCI nominees, Peter O’Mahony and Diego Costa also made the news today.

Back in the good books? Costa trains with full squad after reported Conte bust-up

The striker is preparing with his team-mates for Sunday’s clash with Hull.

Blackburn terminate Irish winger O'Sullivan's contract by mutual agreement

The 23-year-old had been with the Ewood Park club since leaving Belvedere at the age of 15.

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Jason Byrne's pursuit of goalscoring record to continue at his sixth League of Ireland club

The legendary striker will play for Cabinteely in 2017.

Cork City winger signs new deal despite 'a lot of interest' from elsewhere

Stephen Dooley will remain on Leeside after impressing during his first season with the FAI Cup holders.

Napoli to offer Maradona role once club legend settles his bill with Italy's tax man

The Argentine was ordered to pay €39 million four years ago.

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Here's Robbie Keane belting out Joxer Goes To Stuttgart in a Dublin pub

No better man for it. (Well, maybe Christy Moore himself.)

Wales fans 'outraged' by ticket allocation for World Cup qualifier in Dublin

The Football Association of Wales have been allocated 6.4% of tickets for the game against Ireland in March.

'I spent six months with my head in a noose' - LVG criticises media for treatment at Man Utd

The Dutch manager said he suffered from “inhumane” pressure at Old Trafford.

Juventus unveil dramatic change to club logo

Change is good, unless it’s bad.

Soccer - Monday 16 January, 2017

4 examples of how Pep Guardiola is making life difficult for himself at City

Struggles with the aging squad the manager inherited worsened at Everton.

Fifa warn Liverpool over Joel Matip selection

The key central defender missed the Reds’ 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday.

Marseille fail to reach Payet deal as West Ham demand €34 million

The Ligue 1 side’s president Jacques-Henri Eyraud is believed to have travelled to London on Monday.

Alexis Sanchez admits to tax fraud totalling nearly €1 million

The Arsenal forward is reported to have already paid the money back, which will likely see him handed a fine rather than be put on trial.

'I do not think I will return to coaching' - Van Gaal set to call it quits

The Dutch manager is widely considered to be one of football’s most innovative coaches.

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Champions Ivory Coast disappoint in Africa Cup of Nations opener

Meanwhile, Junior Kabananga scored to give the Democratic Republic of Congo an upset 1-0 win over Morocco.

'Don't write our obituary yet' - Dundalk boss defiant despite the loss of 8 players

The Premier Division champions began pre-season training today without several key players from 2016.

Rory McIlroy rib injury forces Abu Dhabi withdrawal

After getting injured in South Africa last week, the star has been ruled out of the tournament.

Diego Costa trains alone amid China reports

The Spain forward’s Chelsea future was called into question after he was left out of the Premier League leaders’ win at Leicester.

We'll Leave it There So: Dundalk sign ex-Chelsea starlet, legendary wrestler dies and all today's sport

Plus, Sean Cronin will miss the Six Nations after Leinster confirmed he has suffered a ‘significant’ hamstring injury.

Nemanja Vidic: Man Utd are out of the Premier League title race

The ex-Red Devils defender believes the points difference between Jose Mourinho’s side and leaders Chelsea is too much to overturn.

Robbie Keane linked with a move to join Irish contingent in Preston

The former Liverpool and Tottenham striker is currently without a club after leaving MLS outfit LA Galaxy.

Dundalk confirm the signing of former Chelsea midfielder Conor Clifford

The 25-year-old Dubliner captained Chelsea to win the FA Youth Cup in the 2009-10 season.

'Sh*t happens' - Pogba issues defiant response after Liverpool mishap

The Red Devils midfielder was defiant after a poor display at home to the Reds on Sunday.

Former football coach Barry Bennell denies child abuse charges

Bennell denies seven counts of indecent assault on a boy and one count of attempted buggery.

Irish international wanted by Cardiff, Bojan asks to leave Stoke and today's transfer gossip

Plus, Radamel Falcao is the latest player linked with China.

Like a fine wine! Juan Sebastian Veron returned to football at the age of 41 last night

The former Man United midfielder made his comeback for his boyhood club after almost three years out of the game.

A messy divorce! West Ham captain Noble 'angry and disappointed' at striking Payet

Payet has refused to play for the club as he seeks an exit.

Pep Guardiola admits title race defeat after Goodison Park hammering

But the Man City boss insists he’s happy at the club.

Like father, like son! Justin Kluivert followed in his dad's footsteps at the weekend

The teenager came off the bench to make his debut for Ajax in a 3-1 win over PEC Zwolle.

Soccer - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Jovetic ends Real Madrid's 40-match unbeaten run in thriller

Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to have given the visitors three points, but it was not to be.

'Because of my ancestry, there is no way I could walk around with MBE after my name'

Howard Gayle speaks to The42 about being the first black player to play for Liverpool.

Here's how to deal with the negative thoughts brought on by pressure

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan returns to look at internally produced psychological pressure.

'We attacked, Liverpool defended': Mourinho insists a point flattered Klopp's men

Man United were held to a 1-1 draw by Liverpool on Sunday.

Koeman hails 'perfect' Everton after Manchester City mauling

Everton’s display in a 4-0 thrashing of Pep Guardiola’s title hopefuls at Goodison Park left their boss purring.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic strikes late to save a point for Man Utd

The Swede’s header rescued a 1-1 draw for United against rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Despite heaviest league defeat of his career, Guardiola refuses to blame City players

‘In football you sometimes don’t need to do many things to score. They arrive once and score a goal.’

Chinese FA changes limit on Super League foreign players - reports

The likes of Oscar and Carlos Tevez are set to be among only three foreign players in their CSL starting XIs under reported new CFA rules.

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