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Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Italian football legend Fabio Cannavaro given 10-month jail sentence

The former international captain is under investigation for tax evasion.

Pascal Pape and rugby’s Twitter apologists engaging in the fine art of PR spin

The French player took to social media to say sorry for injuring the Ireland and Leinster star.

Simon Hick Column: ‘Don’t hate the players, hate the game’

Our man says Ireland aren’t taking risks, but rugby clearly doesn’t reward risk takers anymore.

All-Ireland winning Clare hurler Nicky O’Connell auditions for Frozen Career Change This post contains videos

All-Ireland winning Clare hurler Nicky O’Connell auditions for Frozen

Nicky O’Connell is not taking part in the new Trading Places documentary but he may be giving Walt Disney’s Frozen a call.

Lionel Messi tried and failed to ‘do a Robbie Keane’ against City last night

It was a mixed evening in general in the Champions League for the Barcelona superstar.

‘The battery didn’t last too long on my phone the day I tweeted my fake retirement’ – Keith Higgins

And the Mayo man worries he won’t be believed when he actually hangs up his boots.

This new* Ireland supporter has the best sign of the Cricket World Cup LOL

This new* Ireland supporter has the best sign of the Cricket World Cup

*And by ‘new’ we mean since the cinematic release of PS I Love You in December 2007.

All Blacks scrotum victim suspected France on drugs

“Their eyes just looked like they were on something, and I could not prove it.”

GAA to save Mayo €200k a year as they take over MacHale Park redevelopment

The move could save the county board millions.

Neymar confronts Man City fan after verbal exchange

The Barcelona star was the subject of taunts from one Portuguese-speaking home supporter.

United must NOT sack Van Gaal… even if they don’t get fourth, insists Neville

The Red Devils face a tough fight to qualify for the Champions League.

Luck of the Irish as ball hits the stumps but bails don’t fall off

Ireland are definitely winning the Cricket World Cup now.

Davis Love III has been named US captain for next year’s Ryder Cup

The 50-year-old has been handed the role for a second time, it was announced tonight.

Behold the luckiest table tennis shot of all time

There’s a fine line between genius and being incredibly fluky.

Ireland’s 5 best days against England in the Six Nations

A look back at some of the great Irish rugby moments from recent and not-so-recent times.

‘I thought I had choked and lost my only opportunity at winning a major’

Padraig Harrington on choking at majors, winning it all and blocking out the media noise.

‘If Sexton plays well, we’ll win and if Sexton plays badly, we’ll lose’

Paul Wallace thinks a lot is resting on how Sexton performs against England.

Best of enemies: The best Ireland-England battles through the years

Ahead of Sunday’s showdown in Dublin, we look at more tussles with the English.

Ireland’s toughest task yet as O’Mahony prepares for ‘adaptive’ England Pom

Ireland’s toughest task yet as O’Mahony prepares for ‘adaptive’ England

The Munster captain says Joe Schmidt’s side are not happy with their performances in his championship so far.

DJ Carey set to remain in charge of IT Carlow — if he’s asked to do so

Without injured free-taker Stephen ‘Picky’ Maher, the Kilkenny legend’s side lost by four points to LIT earlier.

Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Swansea to deal with director who called LVG an ‘arrogant b*****d’

Huw Jenkins has confirmed the Welsh club will investigate the incident.

Limerick have found somewhere to play for the start of the season

Jackman Park will be the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division club’s temporary home until Markets Field is ready.

WIT progress to final four of Fitzgibbon Cup after strong defensive effort

The home side limited their guests to only three scores from play over the 60.

Luis Suarez scores twice on his return to England… but Messi proves he’s human Penalty Miss This post contains videos

Luis Suarez scores twice on his return to England… but Messi proves he’s human

Barcelona hold a 2-1 advantage over Man City after tonight’s Champions League last-16 first leg.

Juventus gain partial revenge for 97 and secure first-leg advantage over Dortmund Rematch This post contains videos

Juventus gain partial revenge for 97 and secure first-leg advantage over Dortmund

This was the first meeting between the teams since the final 18 years ago.

One of the best footballers ever has confirmed he’s coming out of retirement

The 38-year-old hung up his boots in 2011, but has been tempted into a return.

As it happened: Man City v Barcelona, Champions League

Man City took on Barcelona in the last 16 of Europe’s premier club competition.

Cyclone has hit preparations but Ireland can’t afford to be blown off course by UAE

Phil Simmons’ side play their second World Cup game tonight.

‘It was a proud day for the Irish people’ – Wallace remembers when England came to Croker

The rampaging flanker played a key role in one of Ireland’s greatest victories.

We’ll Leave It There So: Christmas in Qatar, the Fitzgibbon Cup moves on and all today’s sport

We’ll also have news on additions to the Ireland rugby squad.

TMO replaced for Ireland’s clash with England after stabbing in South Africa

Deon von Blommestein has been drafted in after the attack on Shaun Veldsman.

‘I’ll relish this’ – Cathal Pendred is heading to Mexico for his next UFC bout

The Dubliner will look to extend his undefeated streak to 12 bouts.

‘No one reacts’ – Burnley boss defends Barnes tackle in 10-minute video analysis Facts This post contains videos

‘No one reacts’ – Burnley boss defends Barnes tackle in 10-minute video analysis

Sean Dyche has hit back at Jose Mourinho’s criticism.

The top man in Welsh rugby is stepping down after the World Cup CEO

The top man in Welsh rugby is stepping down after the World Cup

Chief executive Roger Lewis will end his time with the WRU following the global tournament.

Chelsea ‘appalled’ despite FA’s decision to reduce Matic ban to two games

The Blues appealed the Serbia international’s sending off against Burnley but the midfielder will still miss two games.

Great news! Peter Stringer says he has no intention of calling it a day at the end of the year

Stringer’s contract wasn’t renewed by Bath but the scrum-half is looking at options for next season.

Shootout drama in the Collingwood Cup as Trinity and UCC book semi-final spots

UCD and NUI Galway also progressed to the last four today.