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Today’s News

'I'm not looking to fill LeBron's shoes' - Pelicans-bound Williamson relishing NBA Draft first-pick tag Prodigy This post contains videos

'I'm not looking to fill LeBron's shoes' - Pelicans-bound Williamson relishing NBA Draft first-pick tag

The prospect of joining an elite group of players as the number one pick in the draft will not distract to former Duke forward this week.

Champions Cup draw pits Munster against Saracens and Racing 92

Beaten finalists Leinster will go up against Lyon, Northampton and Benetton.

Cork City on course to face Rangers in Europa League second qualifying round

The teams will meet if they manage to overcome their respective opponents in the opening round.

'I did think about quitting' - Aubameyang reveals how he fell out of love with football

Life could have been very different for the Gabon international had he made the decision to give it all up in his teenage years.

Bastareaud retiring from international rugby after World Cup omission

The French centre made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon.

Can you identify these USA 94 players from their Panini stickers?

Did you blow all your pocket money to collect these 25 years ago? Right this way.

'A very special moment': Sharpshooter O'Donoghue makes history in style

The 26-year-old yesterday became the first Irish hockey player to score 100 international goals.

Scholes apologises for breaking betting rules after receiving FA fine

The ex-Manchester United midfielder placed 140 bets over a four-year period.

Dundalk and Celtic learn potential opponents in Champions League second qualifying round

The Lilywhites will be heading to Albania or Azerbaijan if they can overcome Latvian champions Riga FC.

Wallaby hooker Latu given four-game ban for drink-driving

The Waratahs suspended the 26-year-old for two games after the incident, so the fourth match of his punishment will be played this weekend.

Medal prospect Irvine a late withdrawal from Ireland's European Games squad

The boxer has pulled out through injury, while Joe Ward will not compete after recently signing a pro deal.

Pats target Henrik Larsson's son as key man in Europa League clash

Jordan Larsson has eight goals in 11 league matches for Norrkoping.

Irish back Nelson named in Canada squad after Ulster release

The 26-year-old could make his international debut in next month’s Pacific Nations Cup.

Tipp boost as Barrett's injury confirmed as 'mild hamstring tear'

Management will monitor corner-back’s recovery over the next 10 days.

Platini denies wrongdoing as he's released in 2022 World Cup probe

‘A lot, a lot of noise for nothing,’ the former Uefa president’s lawyer said.

Brazil booed off as VAR denies Coutinho late Copa America winner

Brazil had the ball in Venezuela’s net three times, but had to be content with a 0-0 draw.

'It was a great experience but it was tinged with a bit of disappointment as well'

Alan Kernaghan talks to The42 of going to the World Cup in 1994, having grown up expecting to play for Northern Ireland.

O'Brien and Moore look to maintain stunning start at Royal Ascot

The Irish trainer celebrated two high-profile winners yesterday, including Circus Maximus in the St James’ Palace Stakes.

Munster face tough pool draw as provinces to learn Champions Cup opponents

The draw for the 2019/20 competition takes place in Lausanne this afternoon.

Yesterday’s News

McCarthy backs Cork side who trounced Limerick as Rebels name team for Munster decider with Kerry

All 15 players from Cork’s semi-final win retain their places, but only six of the starting lineup remain from last year’s hammering by Kerry.

Ireland international keen on Pompey stay despite 'couple of rumours' of interest from other clubs

The 23-year-old impressed on his debut season for Pompey after joining from Derry City.

Thomas should be fit to defend Tour de France after avoiding serious injury

A crash at the Tour de Suisse does not appear set to rule Geraint Thomas out of the Tour de France following scans on Tuesday.

Brazil legend Marta breaks Klose's World Cup record as three teams progress from Group C

The 33-year-old scored her 17th World Cup goal as Brazil beat Italy, who still topped the group.

Ray Moylette to launch comeback in intriguing all-Irish clash in Boston

‘Sugar Ray’ will face ‘Lethal Larry’ Fryers in Beantown next month.

Former Limerick youngster joins Bradford on permanent deal from Leeds

Paudie O’Connor, 21, earned the captain’s armband at Bradford towards the end of last season, and he has returned to Valley Parade.

International management is Mourinho's preference as he reveals future plans

After winning trophies in four different European countries, the former Man United boss hasn’t ruled out trying a fifth.

Donn McClean: Lots of Irish chances still to come as Royal Ascot starts at full speed

You don’t ease your way in at Royal Ascot, writes Donn McClean. You don’t have the chance.

Wes Hoolahan to go on trial with League Two club

The ex-Ireland schemer is reportedly hoping to earn a contract at Cambridge United.

Chris Froome set to leave intensive care

The Briton fell in training last Wednesday and suffered multiple serious injuries.

Liverpool starlet joins Rangers on loan

England youth international Sheyi Ojo has made 13 appearances for the Liverpool first team.

Bale's agent effectively rules out Man United move but insists situation at Madrid hasn't improved

Real Madrid are reportedly open to Gareth Bale leaving, but his agent doubts Manchester United are an option and he will not approve a loan.

'I probably won't tell you everything' - Scotland boss reveals fiery messages of support from Ferguson Fergie's Right This post contains videos

'I probably won't tell you everything' - Scotland boss reveals fiery messages of support from Ferguson

Shelley Kerr said Alex Ferguson wasn’t impressed by some of the officiating during Scotland’s two narrow defeats thus far.

Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as a 'human guinea pig'

The South African is locked in a bitter dispute with the federation over their rule requiring her to artificially lower her testosterone to compete.

Circus Maximus and Aidan O'Brien celebrate record win at Royal Ascot

Ryan Moore guided the the 10-1 shot to a battling victory over Too Darn Hot and King Of Comedy.

Dalot determined to be first choice at Man United amid links to €56 million Palace star

The 20-year-old expects his second season at Old Trafford to be more productive, despite talk of Aaron Wan-Bissaka joining the Red Devils.

Hogan and Munguia to feature together in LA ahead of potential world-title rematch

Hogan lost a controversial decision to the Mexican in April, and will take a step closer towards a sequel in October.

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Tour de France winner Thomas taken to hospital after heavy fall in Switzerland race

The Welshman has been forced to abandon the Tour De Suisse after apparently injuring his shoulder.

Birmingham City sack Garry Monk after 15 months in charge

The former Leeds and Middlesbrough manager leaves the club with immediate effect.

Roma say club legend Totti's claims are 'far from reality'

The former footballer officially stepped down as a club director on Monday.

Real Madrid signing 'one of the great prodigies'

Rodrygo Goes hopes to ‘give a lot of happiness’ to club president Florentino Perez and the fans.

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