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We'll Leave It There So: Stokes must pay €230K, Lam hits back at Hansen and today's sport

Elsewhere, Anthony Foley’s widow Olive accepts award on behalf of her late husband, Niamh Briggs is ruled out of the Six Nations and referee Mark Clattenburg is leaving the Premier League to take up a role in Saudi Arabia.

Connacht head coach Pat Lam.
Connacht head coach Pat Lam.
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  • Troubled former Australian swimming star Grant Hackett has been found “alive and sober” after he went missing over a family bust-up.
  • Manchester City have been fined £35,000 (€41,000) for breaching the English Football Association’s anti-doping guidelines.
  • Leading Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg is leaving the top tier of English football to take up a position in Saudia Arabia.

The Best Thing We Shared

Ryan Christie scored this absolute peach of a goal for Aberdeen in their 7-2 drubbing of Motherwell last night.

Where We Were Today

Ryan Bailey was at Leinster’s press conference this afternoon before heading along to the launch of Vodafone’s #TEAMOFUS Bus Competition with Sean Cronin and Jordi Murphy.

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On The Record

Things had been going quite well for me and I probably would have had a greater chance of making the breakthrough if it weren’t for the two takeovers. It was probably the right club at the wrong time. If it had been a couple of years earlier, things could have been a bit different, but that’s just how these things go.

Bray Wanderers star Karl Moore opens up on his time at Manchester City.

The Fixture List

  • Leinster can put pressure on the top two in the Guinness Pro12 with a home victory against Edinburgh at the RDS tomorrow night (19.35, TG4). Scarlets host Zebre at the same time.
  • The Genesis Open continues on the PGA Tour where Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell and Pádraig Harrington are in action.

Showbiz, Baby!

We bet US student John Goehrke couldn’t believe his luck when tennis player Eugenie Bouchard agreed to go on a date with him as a forfeit for losing a Super Bowl bet on Twitter. The Canadian star was true to her word and went out with the 20-year-old Patriots fan last night, and by all accounts date number two is on the cards.

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