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Dublin: 5 °C Friday 30 January, 2015

Yesterday’s News

Earls excited for midfield challenge against England’s Slammin’ Sam

The Munster man wears 13 for the Wolfhounds in tomorrow evening’s clash with the England Saxons.

Cork hurling and football bosses unveil their teams for this weekend’s action GAA

Cork hurling and football bosses unveil their teams for this weekend’s action

The teams clash in Páirc Uí Rinn next Sunday afternoon at 2pm.

RTÉ tight-lipped amid uncertainty over future Six Nations broadcasting rights

The competition’s chief has said he would considering allowing satellite channels to bid for it from 2018.

Lip-readers wanted: What is Andy Murray’s fiancee saying? Potty Mouth This post contains videos

Lip-readers wanted: What is Andy Murray’s fiancee saying?

Kim Sears was caught on camera during his win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semi-final.

Football chiefs must ensure Cabinteely do not follow Mervue

The newest League of Ireland club must not end up suffering the same fate as Mervue United, with support and advice from the FAI essential to their success.

‘Just give me the ball,’ Eriksen tells Spurs

He has scored late Premier League winners against Hull City, Swansea City and Sunderland since November.

Report: Mayweather, Pacquiao met privately after Heat game

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao reportedly met privately after Tuesday’s Heat game in Miami.

Jamie Heaslip never tired of learning from the world’s great ‘outliers’

From the Rock to Rob Kearney, Ferriss to Phelps. The Ireland number eight chews through any insight that can help his game.

Leo Messi and Luis Enrique did have a training-ground row, Barca star confirms

The defender has lifted the lid on a heated argument involving the No.10 and his boss after the winter break.

‘I’m a Cork lad’ – Liam Miller on straight-forward decision to return to Leeside

John Caulfield showed off his latest Turner’s Cross signing today.

Schmidt challenges Wolfhounds to force his hand for Six Nations opener

Ireland management insist players can put their hands up to face Italy in tomorrow night’s clash with the Saxons.

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Liverpool to bid £29million for 17-year-old prodigy

Also featuring Real Madrid’s cunning plan to land David De Gea and the latest players targeted by Chelsea.

The return of SOB and more talking points from the Wolfhounds team

Madigan’s audition at 10, Lukey Fitz on the left wing, front row power and a strong Saxons selection.

Man United threaten to ban season ticket holders from Sunderland clash

The club are asking fans to pay an additional £50 for the Cambridge FA Cup replay.

Sean O’Brien named at openside for Wolfhounds clash with Saxons

Ian Madigan starts at out-half, while Keith Earls, Luke Fitzgerald and Gordon D’Arcy are all included in the backline.

No Cipriani, but Burgess and Ashton to start for powerful England Saxons XV

Coach Joe Callard says his squad is one of the strongest Saxons sides ever assembled.

Balotelli ‘very disappointed’ by Liverpool drought, admits agent

Balotelli ‘very disappointed’ by Liverpool drought, admits agent

The Italian has yet to score a Premier League goal for the Reds but despite talk of a return to Italy, the misfiring forward is determined to remain at Anfield.

‘We’re working on it’ – I want Yaya Toure at Inter, admits Roberto Mancini

The Manchester City midfielder has become an integral part of the first-team set-up at the Etihad Stadium but has now attracted interest from the Serie A outfit.

‘It’s a very uncertain time when you get picked ahead of a legend of Irish rugby’ — Sexton talks pressure in new ad

Sexton talks us through the tension he feels taking on a place-kick, and then cuts loose with an annoying wedding dance floor staple.

Munster’s Dave Foley ruled out of Six Nations after wrist surgery

The second row was also issued a citing warning over an incident in the win over Sale.

David Humphreys is bringing yet another Ulsterman over to Gloucester

Loosehead prop Paddy McAllister will head for Kingsholm at the end of the season.

Police hold Toulon’s Steffon Armitage as Xavier Chiocci cleared over fight

The pair are alleged to have struck a 31-year-old man in a restaurant last month.

The Six Nations may not be screened live on free-to-air TV from 2018

RTÉ and the BBC’s current rights deals conclude after the 2017 tournament.

Open Thread: Who would you like to see get a run with the Wolfhounds tomorrow night?

The team-sheets will be unveiled today for the ‘A’ international in Cork.

Tom Brady is sick… but don’t worry, he looked okay in training last night

The Patriots take on Seattle on Sunday night.

Injury scare for Manchester City as Yaya limped off last night in Africa Cup Of Nations

The Ivory Coast midfielder left the pitch clutching his hamstring.

It’s set for a Serena Sharapova showdown in the Australian Open final.

The American and Russian won their semi-final ties in Melbourne.

Tommy Walsh isn’t going back to Oz – ‘I’m back to play sport and move on with my life’

The 26 year-old has closed the door on his Australian Rules career.

IT Sligo braved some seriously snowy conditions last to defeat Queen’s in the Sigerson Cup

Sligo will face UCC in the next round thanks to their win at the Dub last night.

Paul O’Connell: ‘I don’t know whether this will be my last Six Nations’

The Ireland captain says he doesn’t want to have any regrets when he makes a decision about retirement.

Training techniques are constantly evolving but this one has stood the test of time

You can always trust a Bleep Test to provide an honest assessment of your fitness levels.

Schmidt errs towards caution with Sexton after concussion issues

Meanwhile, the Ireland head coach is pleased with Luke Fitzgerald’s recent form.

Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Is Real Madrid’s iconic stadium about to be renamed the Abu Dhabi Bernabéu?

An agreement with a company in the UAE will lead to the change.

Neymar’s double sinks Atletico as Barcelona progress to Copa del Rey semi-finals

Diego Simeone’s side led inside the first minute but the Catalans rallied in what was an absorbing contest.

Beckham-esque Eriksen fires Spurs into the Capital One Cup final

The Danish midfielder scored twice as Tottenham sealed a 3-2 aggregate win over Sheffield United.

WTF? Atletico’s Arda Turan throws his boot at the linesman…and gets a booking!

Tonight’s clash with Barcelona has pretty much had everything.

McIlroy focused on Dubai, not upcoming Dublin court date

The world number one has fond memories of recording his first win as a professional at the Desert Classic.