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# preview - Monday 19 February, 2018

'You want to shine when you play the best in the world' - Hazard aiming for Messi heights

Barcelona visit Chelsea on Tuesday and Eden Hazard hopes for a different result to the last time he faced the great Lionel Messi.

'I wasn't good enough, that is the truth:' Guardiola reveals he was rejected by Wigan

The Manchester City manager says he wanted a switch to England when he was a player in 2005.

# preview - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Carbery's absence doesn't bother Cullen as highly-rated Frawley steps up

The expectation was that the 22-year-old would feature against Scarlets today.

Double helping of Scarlets makes Leinster look at the big picture

The usual ‘one game at a time’ mantra was shelved briefly this week as the Pro14 approaches a pivotal few weeks.

# preview - Friday 16 February, 2018

'Big lies' - Mourinho dismisses reports of Pogba row and talk he wants to leave

The Frenchman isn’t enjoying the best of times at Manchester United, but his manager insists there is no rift.

# preview - Thursday 15 February, 2018

'It's got bad juju' – Johnson not returning to same Augusta house

After hurting his back at the Masters last year, DJ said he would not be returning to the same rental house.

# preview - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Klopp dismisses 2005 talk as Liverpool prepare for Porto

Do not mention Istanbul around Kloppo.

# preview - Monday 12 February, 2018

# preview - Friday 9 February, 2018

Long-term United contract a 'natural consequence' for Shaw, says Mourinho

Mourinho has confirmed left-back Luke Shaw will be offered a new contract by the Premier League club.

# preview - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Arsene Wenger suggests English players are now 'the masters' of diving

The Arsenal boss has emphasised the need to “get diving out of the game”.

# preview - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Six Nations opportunity beckons for Joe Schmidt's Ireland in Paris

The Irish record at Stade de France is poor but there are many reasons to be confident.

# preview - Friday 2 February, 2018

Mahrez told to 'clear his head' after being omitted from Foxes squad

Claude Puel has told Riyad Mahrez to regain his focus after a move to Manchester City failed to materialise in January.

# preview - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

'France have a staff that doesn't really inspire confidence and that's a bonus for Ireland'

Dragons coach Bernard Jackman spent six years working in French rugby.

# preview - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Klopp challenges slumping Liverpool stars: Show me you're 'world class'

Occasionally brilliant performances do nothing to prove world-class credentials, the Liverpool boss has warned his players.

# preview - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Aubameyang to Arsenal not close, says Wenger

And the Gunners boss insists he wants to keep Danny Welbeck.

Tiger returns to happy hunting ground at Torrey Pines

The Farmers Insurance Open boasts a star-studded field that includes the 14-time major champion, who is looking for his ninth win at the course.

# preview - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Munster's European hopes hang in the balance as they enter make-or-break territory

Johann van Graan’s side are in control of their own destiny as they look to book their place in the quarter-finals, but come up against an in-form Castres side at Thomond Park.

Must-win match with Wasps a chance for Ulster to prove a point to themselves

‘Make sure this is not another false dawn,’ was the forceful message from Rory Best after a sensational win over La Rochelle.

# preview - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Monchi issues strong statement but doesn't rule out Chelsea move for 'motivated' Dzeko

Edin Dzeko is reportedly attracting interest from Chelsea, but Roma sporting director Monchi says he is not looking to sell.

'I'm never going to throw in the towel' - under-fire Zidane confident of Madrid turnaround

Real Madrid are languishing 19 points behind Barcelona in LaLiga but Zinedine Zidane will not walk away or seek a transfer quick fix.

# preview - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Ronaldo must focus on playing - Zidane sidesteps exit talk

With speculation intensifying over the Madrid talisman’s future, Zinedine Zidane says Ronaldo has enough to focus on.

# preview - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

'I don't feel like it's that far away': Returning McIlroy ready to end winless run

After an injury-plagued 2017, former world number one Rory McIlroy is ready to get back to winning ways this year.

# preview - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Racing and Ryan to give Munster a ferocious welcome to Paris

The lineout was a huge factor the last time these two sides met.

Home quarter-final within reach for high-flying Leinster

Leo Cullen’s side welcome a severely-depleted Glasgow Warriors outfit to the RDS knowing victory would secure top spot in Pool 3.

# preview - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Analysis: Munster must be clever in managing Nakarawa's octopus-like offload

The Fijian is one of the best players in the world but Munster need to turn his strength against him.

Lavishly-talented La Rochelle the tallest of orders for Ulster

Ulster must plough every last drop of effort and will to take over top spot in their Champions Cup pool.

# preview - Friday 12 January, 2018

Mourinho admits 'contempt' for Conte but moves to end ongoing feud

Jose Mourinho attempted to cool his feud with Antonio Conte in typical fashion.

# preview - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Maguire rumours welcomed by Puel as Man City links continue

There has been talk of Pep Guardiola’s side making a £50 million bid for the defender in January.

# preview - Friday 5 January, 2018

Man City 'would need 32 players' for a quadruple bid - Pep Guardiola

Manchester City do not have a big enough squad to win all four trophies available to them, according to Guardiola.

Scannell and Munster determined to deliver more than half measures in final winter inter-pro

After falling short in in both of their seasonal derbies, Munster are back on home turf demanding a win.

# preview - Monday 1 January, 2018

Phil 'The Power' Taylor hopes to crown 'greatest achievement of all'

Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor is aiming to add a 17th world title to his record haul in today’s World Darts Championship final.

# preview - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Wenger on Mourinho's money moans: 'I've been in that position for 21 years'

The Manchester United boss hit the headlines for lamenting his club’s apparent lack of spending power.

# preview - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

3 big races to watch on Day 2 of Leopardstown's Christmas Festival

It’s an exciting line-up, as the big hallmark event in the Irish racing calendar kicks back into gear on Wednesday.

3 big races to watch on Day 1 of Leopardstown's Christmas Festival

It’s an exciting line-up, as a big event in the Irish racing calendar gets underway.

# preview - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Mourinho: Man United being 'punished' with Christmas fixtures

United face Leicester City this evening.

# preview - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Munster braced for Tigers backlash in the latest instalment of Europe's pre-eminent rivalry

Leicester have never lost both games in a European back-to-back encounter, and they will be seeking revenge when the two teams meet again at Welford Road this evening.

The Assassin, the XFL and your NFL week 15 preview

The Patriots and Steelers meet this week and both teams know all too well just how dangerous football is.

# preview - Friday 15 December, 2017

'They're a bloody good team' - Healy expecting Exeter to arrive in Dublin with a point to prove after last week's dog fight Close Calls This post contains videos

'They're a bloody good team' - Healy expecting Exeter to arrive in Dublin with a point to prove after last week's dog fight

We get insight from Cian Healy and Johne Murphy on this week’s episode of Close Calls.

'Tottenham I think is, with Chelsea, the best team in wanting to play football'

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been impressed with the approach of Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

# preview - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

'We need him for the next few weeks, 100 per cent:' Klopp looking forward to Lallana's return

Adam Lallana is back training fully, according to the Liverpool boss.

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