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# preview - Yesterday’s News

Munster strong favourites to earn home QF in front of another sold out Thomond

Rassie Erasmus’ men are expected to win convincingly in Limerick today.

# preview - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Blow for Spurs' title hopes as Vertonghen ligament damage confirmed

The highly-rated Belgian international is expected to be out for around six weeks.

# preview - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Liverpool have nothing to fear at Old Trafford - Klopp

The Reds boss insists he is “100 per cent” positive ahead of Sunday’s clash, and urges his team to bounce back from the Southampton loss.

# preview - Friday 13 January, 2017

'I've stopped listening' - John Stones ignoring critics ahead of Everton return

The Manchester City defender has come under fire at times this season, but the England international is taking everything in his stride

'There's a lot of us with no medals. We're hungry and want to contribute to the success of the club'

Twelve months after making his first European start, Tadhg Furlong is determined to get Leinster back to the quarter-final stage.

# preview - Thursday 12 January, 2017

'I conquered England, it took three months' - Ibra

It’s the Swede’s unique way of saying he’s only focusing on team objectives.

# preview - Friday 6 January, 2017

Liverpool teenager Gomez set for return after 14 months out

Manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that the 19-year-old is likely to play in Sunday’s third-round match at Anfield.

# preview - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Wayne Rooney has returned to Man United training

The United captain is back in first-team training ahead of the FA Cup tie with Reading after a thigh problem.

'I expect nothing, but warm receptions are nice' - Stam excited for Old Trafford return

The Dutchman brings his Reading side to the Theatre of Dreams on Saturday.

# preview - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Premier League rivals 'jealous' of high-flying Chelsea - Conte

The Chelsea boss has dismissed talk of easier Christmas fixtures than everyone else.

# preview - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Big Sam wants to hand Robbie Brady a Premier League return this month

The Crystal Palace manager is keen to sign one of Ireland’s most important players.

Carroll unsure where China speculation came from

The West Ham forward feels “happy and settled” at the club, with talk of a move to China not on his radar..

# preview - Saturday 31 December, 2016

From Open Thread: What will you be glad to see the back of in 2017? Preview 2017

Open Thread: What will you be glad to see the back of in 2017?

Brexit? Trump? Celebrity deaths? Tell us in the comments.

# preview - Friday 30 December, 2016

'It's both mental and physical' - Tony Pulis on Saido Berahino's fall from grace

Previously one of English football’s hottest properties, the star is currently “nowhere near” a first-team return.

There's much more to tonight's UFC 207 card than Ronda Rousey's return

The UFC signs off on 2016 with a stacked card from Las Vegas which features two title fights.

# preview - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Hughes warns Liverpool over title drought

Liverpool will only find it harder to end their title drought the longer it goes on, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes warned.

# preview - Monday 26 December, 2016

Guardiola defends Stones and claims City don't want Van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk is not on Pep Guardiola’s radar for January, with the Manchester City boss confident John Stones will turn his form around.

'I think a manager who is not sacked is not a manager, or at least not a good manager'

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho feels David Moyes was bound to struggle at Old Trafford due to the difficult circumstances.

Christmas cracker in store as Munster seek vengeance with Leinster in town

Record crowd expected at Thomond Park as provincial rivals go head-to-head on St Stephen’s Day.

# preview - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Moyes claims Man United's 'great traditions' have gone as he prepares for Old Trafford return

The former Manchester United manager also says the club wanted to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos when he was in charge.

# preview - Monday 19 December, 2016

'I don't have any fears' - Klopp believes Liverpool can cope with Goodison Park atmosphere

Klopp is set for a Merseyside derby showdown tonight.

# preview - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Shane Long: Southampton want silverware this season

Long says silverware is the ultimate goal for Southampton this season.

# preview - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Leinster staying wary of understrength Saints

The embattled Jim Mallinder has left his big name forwards at home.

# preview - Thursday 15 December, 2016

The LA Rams start life without Jeff Fisher by entering the lion's den in Seattle NFL

# preview - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Erasmus' Munster can call on Thomond fervour as they welcome Leicester

The southern province are on a run of six consecutive wins since Anthony Foley passed away.

Ulster must step up European effort with dynamic Clermont in Belfast

Ulster must step up European effort with dynamic Clermont in Belfast

Les Kiss’ men have reasons to be optimistic but Clermont have named a strong XV.

# preview - Friday 9 December, 2016

'Every point counts' as Leinster take aim at JJ Hanrahan and Saints

Pool 4 is extremely tight as it kicks off the pivotal Champions Cup back-to-backs.

# preview - Thursday 8 December, 2016

A winner (nearly) takes all AFC West battle highlights week 14

The Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs go toe-to-toe this evening.

# preview - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Ramos: Zidane 'more sympathetic' than previous Madrid managers

As Zidane’s Real Madrid continue their fine form, Ramos has hailed the Frenchman’s approach.

# preview - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Mourinho: Maybe no Premier League title for United this season

Last week’s 1-1 draw at home to West Ham left Manchester United 11 points adrift of Premier League leaders Chelsea in sixth position.

# preview - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Zidane and Luis Enrique tangled in identity politics

Claims of Real Madrid becoming more like Barcelona or vice-versa are inevitable in a rivalry that sustains two footballing superpowers.

# preview - Sunday 27 November, 2016

The men from the valley eyeing Dr Crokes scalp as they attempt to scale new heights

For the fifth time since 2004 a Waterford club will contest the Munster club football final, can The Nire end the drought?

# preview - Saturday 26 November, 2016

'We don’t want to be a side that comes close to the world’s best'

Ireland are motivated to make another statement against the Wallabies in Dublin today.

# preview - Friday 25 November, 2016

'It's a huge week for us': Back to business for Leinster as they travel to face in-form Scarlets

Leo Cullen’s men are on a six-game winning streak.

# preview - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Klopp opens door for Gerrard coaching role at Anfield

Steven Gerrard announced the end of his playing career this morning after recently departing LA Galaxy.

Dundalk well-placed to pull off greatest European achievement yet

The Premier Division champions welcome Dutch opposition to a sold-out Tallaght Stadium for their penultimate group game tonight.

# preview - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Berahino in 'turmoil' as he returns to France fitness camp

West Brom have confirmed Saido Berahino will return to a fitness camp in France, with the player thanking the club for their support.

# preview - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Lobov and Ward fly the Irish flag tonight at UFC Belfast

Conor McGregor’s expected to be in attendance as his team-mates aim to make it another good night for SBG.

# preview - Friday 18 November, 2016

Pep Guardiola says he's 'lucky' no one saw him drunk on international duty

The Manchester City manager is grateful he was never caught in a similar drinking controversy to the one engulfing Rooney.

Andre Ward unconcerned about the knockout power of undefeated champion Sergey Kovalev

Kovalev has won by KO in 26 of his 31 fights, but his strength is not a concern for Ward ahead of their title fight tomorrow night.

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