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Yesterday’s News

Andrea Bocelli is performing at Leicester's title party as a favour to Claudio Ranieri

The world famous Italian tenor is set to sing at the King Power Stadium before kick-off of this Saturday’s Premier League meeting with Everton.

A day in the life of an Irish pro surfer

We spoke to Lahinch-based Ollie O’Flaherty about his training regime.

Perfect start for Liverpool with an early goal in Europa League semi-final Quick Off The Mark This post contains videos

Perfect start for Liverpool with an early goal in Europa League semi-final

The Reds had another one of those historic nights at Anfield.

We'll Leave It There So: McIlroy's Olympic sacrifice, Huth and Fellaini banned and today's sport Thursday This post contains videos

We'll Leave It There So: McIlroy's Olympic sacrifice, Huth and Fellaini banned and today's sport

Elsewhere, Peter O’Mahony has 10 days to prove his fitness, Kieran Donaghy back to Irish basketball’s top tier and Dylan Hartley nears return.

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Brazil coach Dunga leaves a host of English-based players out of Copa America squad

Firmino, Gabriel and Fernandinho among those overlooked.

As it happened: Liverpool v Villarreal, Europa League semi-final second leg

Could the Reds overturn their first leg deficit and advance to the final?

Two decades on from that famous Limerick point and now leading the rise of Kerry hurling

The Kingdom take on Westmeath in next Saturday’s Leinster round-robin game.

'It's not an ideal situation to be in 4 months from the Olympics but it's the reality'

Without a sponsor and €225,000 short of their funding target, the Irish hockey team find themselves in another desperate situation.

After shooting 3-24 at U21 football level, Dublin senior breakthrough is the next goal

Con O’Callaghan has caught fire at U21 level this spring.

Hartley finally fit for return after suffering concussion in Six Nations triumph seven weeks ago

It comes as a boost for Northampton Saints in their bid to secure Champions Cup rugby for next season.

Marc Leishman rules himself out of Olympics due to Zika virus concerns

The Australian has chosen not to compete after his wife’s health scare last year.

'My only focus is Ireland this summer' - Roy Keane plays down Celtic job talk

There are always jobs coming up, says the Corkman.

Fellaini free to play FA Cup final as Belgian gets three-match ban for Huth elbow

The Leicester defender’s season has come to a premature end however, with just two games left in the Foxes’ campaign.

Robbie Keane and the LA Galaxy players dropped by the Ellen Show last night Cameo This post contains videos

Robbie Keane and the LA Galaxy players dropped by the Ellen Show last night

The Irish international was on hand to pay a surprise visit to a starstruck youngster.

If this RTÉ documentary doesn't get you in the mood for the Olympics, nothing will Road To Rio This post contains videos

If this RTÉ documentary doesn't get you in the mood for the Olympics, nothing will

‘They give our nation a face, a heart, a story.’

The UFC have looked surprisingly low down the rankings for Holly Holm's next opponent

She’s in line to face Valentina Shevchenko in July.

Yaya Toure: I thought I was joining Man Utd from Barcelona

The Ivory Coast international assumed it was United who were in for him back in 2010.

Mahrez 50-50 to stay at Leicester - agent

Mahrez 50-50 to stay at Leicester - agent

PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez is happy at Leicester, but will assess his options during the close-season, according to his agent.

Kerry GAA star Kieran Donaghy set for return to top tier of Irish basketball

The three-time All-Star’s Gaelic Football commitments won’t be impacted upon.

Rory McIlroy skips Wentworth for Rio, but unsure of Olympic future

Rory McIlroy will prioritise the Olympic games over the BMW PGA Championship, skipping the money-spinning event at Wentworth.

'Their mammies and daddies are doing a bit of crying that they are not in the squad'

Liam Cahill was in a defiant mood after his team’s win over Clare last night.

O'Mahony refuses to give up on chance to tour South Africa with Ireland just yet

The 26-year-old says he has a big decision to make in the next 10 days.

Robbie Lawler set to put UFC welterweight title on the line in July

Lawler will be aiming to make his third successful defence of the 170lbs title.

The Barbarians to return to Ireland for Fiji clash at Kingspan Stadium

A highly-entertaining game awaits in Belfast in November.

Cooper dropped from contention for Australia's Olympics sevens squad

The Toulon playmaker struggled in his two tournaments in the seven-man code.

Falcao's struggles continue as he fails to make 40-man Colombia squad for Copa America

It’s been a tough couple of years for the country’s joint top-scorer.

'I just don't get to see my family enough' - Scott insists he's not abandoning his country

The Aussie has decided not to play at the Olympics.

Mandela bodyguard claims the All Blacks were poisoned in 1995

Conspiracy theories surrounding a sudden illness in the squad have swirled for two decades.

'He's probably not going to feel my punches' - Khan admits he lacks power to hurt Canelo

Amir Khan says speed and movement will be his best bet of defeating WBC middleweight champion Alvarez.

Step aside Steph, the Cavs want to be the new 3-point kings

Cleveland scored 25 from beyond the arc as the hammered the Hawks in game two of their semi-final.

Peter Stringer will have competition for his place from Mike Phillips next season

The experienced Welsh scrum-half will join the Aviva Premiership club from Racing 92.

'Liverpool paid €50m for Benteke - that's almost Villarreal's budget'

The Spaniard’s coach, Marcelino, has been playing some mind games ahead of tonight’s Europa League semi-final clash.

Clontarf playmaker Carbery showing Leinster quality in Ulster Bank League

The 20-year-old is hoping for further playing opportunities under Leo Cullen next season.

Kilbane: O'Neill a good fit for Everton, but new Ireland deal should be done by now

The ex-Toffees utility man doesn’t understand why the Ireland boss hasn’t been tied down beyond this summer.

'I get goosebumps when I run onto the pitch and hear the Munster supporters' Cj

'I get goosebumps when I run onto the pitch and hear the Munster supporters'

CJ Stander won’t be looking for the limelight in what may be his final game as Munster captain.

CJ Stander voted IRUPA Players' Player of the Year, Van der Flier named Young Player

The annual awards ceremony took place in Dublin this evening.

Wednesday 4 May, 2016

An abject Manchester City performance and more Champions League talking points

After a sparkling display, is Luka Modric the most underrated midfielder in the game?

Rory McIlroy is back in action this week searching for the spark to ignite his season

The Northern Irishman returns to Quail Hollow.

Real edge past Man City to set up all-Madrid Champions League final

City went down without a fight at the Bernabeu as Zidane’s men set-up a repeat of the 2014 final.