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Today’s News

Sensational Eden Hazard inspires Chelsea to hard-fought win

Chelsea closed the gap on third-place Tottenham as the Belgian international starred against Brighton.

Paul Pogba left on bench for Liverpool-Man United clash

The World Cup winner has been criticised for some of his performances this season.

Brilliant late assist from Shane Long helps Southampton end Arsenal's 22-match unbeaten run

The Ireland striker made an impact off the bench, as Ralph Hasenhüttl enjoyed a managerial home debut to remember.

Celtic upset by Neil Lennon's Hibs as they miss out on top spot

It was a good day for Ireland international Daryl Horgan, as he completed 90 minutes for the hosts.

LIVE: Liverpool v Manchester United, Premier League

Can Liverpool get the three points that would send them back to the top of the Premier League? Join us for live minute-by-minute coverage of the action at Anfield.

Former Liverpool midfielder Alex O'Hanlon agrees deal to join Shelbourne

The promising 22-year-old has spent time with St Patrick’s Athletic and Glentoran since returning to Ireland.

Ruud Gullit: 'Almost impossible' for a black person to speak out

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling allegedly received racist abuse from a Blues fan, sparking widespread debate over racism in football and society.

'I am right' - Chelsea boss unmoved on controversial Kante experiment

Maurizio Sarri has continued to dismiss criticism of the policy regarding the France World Cup winner.

Patrick Vieira tears into Mario Balotelli as goal drought continues

The Italy international has failed to score in Ligue 1 this season but the Nice coach is ready to stick by his man.

Neil Warnock brands Premier League refereeing situation 'a disgrace'

The Bluebirds boss questioned the decision to choose an inexperienced oufficial for his side’s meeting with Watford.

'It was just a privilege to fight here in Madison Square Garden in front of so many Irish people' Unbeaten This post contains videos

'It was just a privilege to fight here in Madison Square Garden in front of so many Irish people'

Katie Taylor successfully defended her WBA and IBF lightweight titles against Eva Wahlstrom last night.

'Never an option' - Rashford says joining Liverpool was never a possibility

The Red Devils forward has denied rumours he turned down a move to Anfield as a schoolboy.

'If the people want it, we can make it': Canelo fails to rule out GGG trilogy after Fielding victory

Alvarez did not close the door on facing Gennady Golovkin again following Saturday’s TKO of Rocky Fielding.

Stuttgart captain's father dies suddenly after Bundesliga win against Hertha Berlin RIP

Stuttgart captain's father dies suddenly after Bundesliga win against Hertha Berlin

The club has issued a statement stating that they were mourning the loss of Herbert Gentner.

Final round meltdown sees Rose capitulate in Indonesia to squander chance to top rankings

A chance to top the world rankings went begging as Justin Rose had a day to forget at the Indonesian Masters.

Jack Carty's lost boots, Mullinalaghta homecoming, the Mourneabbey nine and more Tweets of the Week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

Team Sky's legacy, alcohol sponsorship in sport and the week's best sportswriting

Team Sky's legacy, alcohol sponsorship in sport and the week's best sportswriting

Sit back and enjoy some of the best of the week’s long-form writing.

'If Conor wants a rematch against Khabib, he’s gotta go through me first', says Iaquinta UFC On FOX 31 This post contains videos

'If Conor wants a rematch against Khabib, he’s gotta go through me first', says Iaquinta

Lightweight Al Iaquinta secured a unanimous decision victory over Kevin Lee in Milwaukee last night.

Hopkins delivers 14-yard touchdown as Texans move closer to NFL play-off berth

Texans held off the New York Jet and edged closer to an NFL play-off, while Cleveland overcame the Broncos.

Van Gerwen 'emotional' after drink was thrown over him at PDC World Darts Championship The Darts This post contains videos

Van Gerwen 'emotional' after drink was thrown over him at PDC World Darts Championship

A pre-match soaking was not enough to prevent the Dutchman from opening his campaign with a victory.

Walnut-less Whips, terrible tanking, and your NFL week 15 preview

We could learn a lot about the number one overall pick this week, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Christmas Day session, Olympic dreams and becoming female role models

Irish hockey star Nicci Daly wants to help inspire the next generation of female athletes.

No fairytale of New York for Fielding as Canelo destroys him in three rounds

Saul Alvarez dropped Rocky Fielding in every round en route to victory.

Imperious Taylor lights up Wahlstrom and Madison Square Garden with career-best display

Taylor dazzled under the MSG lights as she earned a shutout victory over her former rival.

Yesterday’s News

'They have this feeling of 'the lucky ones'': Mourinho assesses Liverpool's title charge

Unbeaten Liverpool’s quest to unseat Manchester City as Premier League champions has not been without luck, says Jose Mourinho.

Irish women's hockey team voted RTÉ Sport's Team of the Year by the public

Graham Shaw’s side reached a World Cup final in the summer, and were voted the nation’s best team by the public.

Johnny Sexton named RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year

He was integral to a record-breaking year for Leinster, as well as Ireland’s unprecedented success – including a Grand Slam and home victory over the All Blacks.

Graham Shaw beats Joe Schmidt to win RTÉ Sport Manager of the Year

Meanwhile, European gold medal winning gymnast Rhys McClenaghan was named RTÉ Sport Young Sportsperson of the Year.

'I was all over the place': Hungover Allen reaches Scottish Open final

Mark Allen admitted he has treated the Scottish Open with a lack of respect, but said he may hit the booze again on the eve of the final.

Ronaldo capitalises on Zaza woe to nick Turin derby for below-par Juve

Juventus were off-colour in a tense derby before Simone Zaza’s error allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to seal the three points.

Leaders Con end the year on a high as Garryowen return to top four AIL

Leaders Con end the year on a high as Garryowen return to top four

Lansdowne are still in the hunt after a win at Trinity.

Leinster send out a timely statement but have work to do behind Toulouse

An emphatic 42-15 win over Bath sets up pool-defining showdown against the Top 14 side in January.

'We stayed within the values of rugby': Van Graan irked by missed chances and calls in Castres

The South African saw his side create enough opportunities to win in the south of France, but they were unable to force their way into a second half lead.

Disappointment for ex-League of Ireland star in Club World Cup as Tunisian side miss out on semis

Aymen Ben Mohamed was in action for ES Tunis who missed out on a spot in the semi-finals of the competition.

Real Madrid cut the gap on leaders Atletico and Barcelona with scrappy victory over Rayo Vallecano

Real Madrid cut the gap on leaders Atletico and Barcelona with scrappy victory over Rayo Vallecano

Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game as fans let their displeasure known to Real boss, Santi Solari.

Flynn and Hyland inspire Kildare to O'Byrne Cup victory over Carlow

The pair chipped in with nine of Kildare’s 16 points this afternoon.

Munster left to rue missed chances as Castres shade feisty affair

The southern province still lead their pool, but could have placed a foot in the quarters tonight.

Sexton on song as Leinster hit their straps to blitz Bath at the Aviva

Leo Cullen’s side produced a much-improved performance to run in six tries at the Aviva Stadium.

Rondon's second-half goal secures precious away win for Newcastle at Huddersfield

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace moved out of the relegation zone with victory over Leicester City.

Eriksen strikes late to hand Spurs victory over stubborn Burnley

The London side are just five points adrift of Premier League leaders, Manchester City, after today’s 1-0 victory.

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