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Yesterday’s News

Former England coach Rowntree in talks with van Graan's Munster

The 48-year-old is currently part of the Georgia coaching staff ahead of the World Cup.

England exile Cipriani voted Premiership Player of the Season

The out-half remains removed from Eddie Jones’ international fold.

Irish midfielder on a high after captaining his club to their best season in 53 years

Gary Dicker helped Kilmarnock to achieve a top-three finish in Scotland for the first time since 1966.

Hartley may have to fight for place in England's RWC squad without playing since December

‘His time will come when he’s ready,’ said Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd.

NFL to wait on child abuse investigation involving star receiver Hill before taking action

‘The priority is this young child, and so we will obviously be cooperative,’ said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

New Ramsey deal would have caused 'very harmful imbalance', says Arsenal's head of football

The Gunners were concerned that meeting the Welshman’s contract demands could possibly cause strife in the dressing room.

Fifa scrap plan to expand World Cup to 48 teams for Qatar 2022

The tournament will still be played between 21 November and 18 December.

'I woke up at 3am... I was convinced I was dying'

Eileen Ring reflects on a difficult few years after a life-altering incident in November 2013.

Veteran French and Clermont hooker announces retirement after finally ending European misery Trophy-laden Career This post contains videos

Veteran French and Clermont hooker announces retirement after finally ending European misery

After losing five Champions Cup finals, Benjamin Kayser signs off with a Challenge Cup win.

Arsenal fans promised club has 'ammunition' to sign top players this summer

Raul Sanllehi says the club will be able to attract top talent even if they miss out on a place in the Champions League.

Kenyan coach who was sent home from Rio Olympics banned for 10 years for corruption

Michael Rotich, the former head of the nations’ track and field team, has been suspended from the sport.

Ewan's Stage 11 victory sees Demare nudge into Giro points lead

With the Australian rider earning a second win, it allowed his French opponent to seize the maglia ciclamino.

Boxing to remain Olympic sport for Tokyo but IOC intend to banish its broken governing body

‘Today’s decision was taken in the interest of the athletes and the sport of boxing,’ IOC president Thomas Bach said in a statement.

Sevilla boss to end third stint in charge but remain at the club in new role

Joaquin Caparros will not coach Sevilla next season, instead moving into a backroom role to assist sporting director Monchi.

Prendergast's coaching stock rises as ex-Munster scrum-half joins Racing 92

The Irish coach will link up with Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan in Paris.

Sarri calls on Chelsea to sack him 'immediately' if job depends on winning Europa League final

The Italian has again had to field questions about his future amid Juventus rumours.

O'Mahony, Carty and Aki among 18 Irish nominees for Pro14 Dream Team

Just three Leinster players have made the shortlist and the final selection will revealed on Thursday.

David Nucifora signs new deal to stay with IRFU until 2022

The Australian has made landmark changes in Irish rugby since arriving in 2014.

Rio marathon silver medallist banned following EPO positive

Bahrain’s Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa has been provisionally suspended.

Good news for rugby fans as Pro14 final to be shown free-to-air

TG4 will show live coverage of Leinster’s clash with Glasgow Warriors this weekend.

Sam Allardyce - grandson of the man himself - signs for League One side Oxford

The club say that the 18-year-old is an ‘old-school defender’.

Ex-Irish international in the running for Dundee manager's job alongside Strachan

Jim Goodwin’s stock has risen after he steered Alloa Athletic to safety in the Scottish Championship.

Waterford's Power grateful for chance to come home and play Irish Open

The 32-year-old has received a sponsor’s invite to play at Lahinch in July.

Defender suffers broken tibia as Waterford's list of problems grows before critical Munster ties

Philip Mahony’s injury is another setback after Sunday’s defeat to Tipperary.

'They have an amazing skill level': Furlong turns Fardy into a Wexford hurling fan

The Leinster team-mates were at Parnell Park last Sunday to watch Dublin take on Davy Fitzgerald’s side.

'My sole focus is to win the Europa League with Arsenal' - Cech dismisses reports of Chelsea return

The goalkeeper has been linked with a role at his former club.

OJ Simpson's Bills jersey assigned for first time in 42 years

Running back Senorise Perry will wear the number 32.

Fury says Wilder rematch 'has to happen' - but it won't be until early 2020

Heavyweights are signed with rival broadcasters in the US.

'I never imagined I'd get this opportunity. It's a pinch myself moment'

Galway star Mairead Seoighe has penned a deal with North Melbourne for the 2020 AFLW season.

Olympic swimming champion retires at 22 after missing 3 doping tests

Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte is ending her career in the sport.

Hughton 'hugely disappointed and surprised' by Brighton sacking

The former Republic of Ireland international parted ways with the club last week.

'We're a better side, with better balance and a better understanding of what we're trying to put on the park'

Glasgow’s form fell off a cliff in the second half of last season, but they have learned plenty of lessons for this year’s trophy chase.

Munster reveal new adidas home and alternate kits for next season

The alternate jersey is sure to be a big seller.

Aidan O'Brien's expectations high for Epsom Derby challenge

Sir Dragonet is a best-priced 7-2 favourite for the Derby and is set to be joined by a host of stablemates.

Eriksen set to feature 6 days after Champions League final, Sisto absent from Denmark squad to face Ireland

Mathias Jorgensen and Andreas Cornelius are also among those to miss out.

'We believe in the women's game as a commercial entity'

World Rugby wants to see female coaches ‘cracking through barriers’.

Dortmund complete swoop for Thorgan Hazard and German midfielder Brandt

The German side have spent over €50 million on the pair.

Lam signs new long-term deal to stay with Bristol Bears until 2023

The former Connacht head coach will have his title changed to director of rugby.

'Give someone time, especially if it's a kid from the club' - Van Persie urges patience for Solskjaer

The former Man United star says the Norwegian deserves a chance to turn the club’s fortunes around despite a poor end to the season.

Well-rounded Raptors thump Bucks to level playoff series NBA

Well-rounded Raptors thump Bucks to level playoff series

It’s all-square in the East.

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