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Today’s News

Cullen can smile about 'tough period' as Leinster look to extend perfect start to season

The province are expected to make it 11 wins in a row when they take on Northampton Saints at the Aviva Stadium.

'It's one week after another' - Cooney continues to shine for McFarland's Ulster

The scrum-half’s superb form rolled on last night in London.

Resources stretched, but Connacht rich in creativity with Carty and Fitzgerald in side to take on Gloucester

The western province were unable to claim a point on their travels and Andy Friend can feel his resources getting tighter.

Yesterday’s News

European medalist features as 10 more records broken at Irish Swimming Championships

Shane Ryan broke the Irish record for the 50m Butterfly.

'A lot of clubs with great history could be lost' - Ferguson on global Super League plans

The legendary manager can’t see why clubs from England would be interested in the proposed competition.

'I came in early to speak to the manager and apologise. He said I was on my last chance' - Jesse Lingard

The midfielder thought his Manchester United career was over following an ill-advised social media post.

The Liverpool starting XI from Klopp's first game in charge highlights the fantastic job he's done since

It was confirmed today that the manager has signed a new contract to remain with the Reds until 2024.

Fifa confirms final four bidders for Women's World Cup

Brazil, Colombia and Japan will rival Australia and New Zealand for the right to host the event.

'He is a big brother for me' - Senegal team-mate says Mane has helped him adjust to Premier League

Ismaila Sarr has credited the Liverpool star with helping him make the transition from France to England.

Triple Olympic gold medallist and New Zealand running legend dies aged 80 RIP

Triple Olympic gold medallist and New Zealand running legend dies aged 80

Peter Snell was the first male athlete to win the 800m-1500m double at an Olympics since 1920.

Manchester United 'might be the biggest club in history' - Pogba

Sunday’s game against Everton at Old Trafford is due to be the 4,000th in a row in which the Red Devils have included at least one academy graduate.

Ireland's Luke Keeler set to face Demetruis Andrade in WBO world middleweight title fight

It is reward for the 32-year-old Dubliner following an impressive victory against top contender Luis Arias in August.

Classy Cooney hammers home Six Nations claim as Ulster notch win away to Quins

The scrum-half provided 19 of Ulster’s points in a stunning display in London.

Anthony Joshua: Fight with Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury 'has to happen in 2020'

The British boxer won back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles from Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia last week.

Firmino, Keita, Mane and now Minamino: Rangnick on why Liverpool have signed so many of his former players

The former Leipzig boss was not surprised to see Jurgen Klopp make a move for another Red Bull Salzburg ace.

Solskjaer recalls first sign of Greenwood's ability as a 7-year-old

The striker’s bright future became obvious to the manager in an early meeting between the pair.

2010 French Open winner 'back in action' following cancer diagnosis

Francesca Schiavone originally retired last year after 22 seasons in the sport.

Neymar hits Barcelona with fresh lawsuit

The star alleges the Catalan side withheld part of his salary when he quit the club.

Former PSG and Argentina star announces retirement

Ezequiel Lavezzi is hanging up his boots after spending the final seasons of his career with Hebei China Fortune.

More good news for Liverpool as James Milner commits

On the same day they handed manager Jurgen Klopp a contract extension, the Reds have also given a new deal to their vice-captain.

As it happened: Harlequins v Ulster, European Rugby Champions Cup

Dan McFarland’s ran in five tries to pick up a bonus-point win at the Twickenham Stoop.

Leipzig coach reveals talks with Manchester United target Haaland

Earlier this week, several German media outlets reported that the prolific 19-year-old Norway forward met with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

'No, it's not true' - Guardiola denies he has Manchester City break clause

The Catalan signed a deal last year keeping him at the Etihad Stadium until 2021, but reports had suggested that it included an option allowing Guardiola to depart 12 months early.

Bohemians welcome back Prodigal Son Casey as they confirm signing from Cork

As reported by The42 on Wednesday, Keith Long has been able to convince Casey to return to Dalymount Park ahead of the 2020 campaign.

Terry Kennedy scorches in last-gasp winner as Ireland 7s shock Australia Cape Crusader This post contains videos

Terry Kennedy scorches in last-gasp winner as Ireland 7s shock Australia

‘To come out and put on a performance like that against a side that pumped us last week is really encouraging.’

Know your sport? The Sports Quiz of the Week is here

Here are this week’s eyebrow-raisers.

From Shane Ross to sit down with FAI on Monday after organisation requested meeting with Government Time For A Chat

All-Ireland winning captain added to Tipperary hurling management team

Eoin Kelly will serve as selector for Liam Sheedy while Eamon O’Shea will take up the role of Performance Director.

'We have problems' - Klopp faced with Liverpool defensive dilemma

The Reds have been left considerably short at centre-back as they get ready to tackle a busy festive period.

Waterford release new home jersey for 2020 LOI

Waterford release new home jersey for 2020

The Blues will wear an all-blue Umbro strip again next season.

What impact will Brexit have on horse racing?

These are interesting times.

Cullen says Six Nations is the target for Sexton

The Leinster out-half is seeing a specialist in the UK as he battles a knee ligament injury.

Ryder Cup star Olesen pleads not guilty to sexual assault

The Danish golfer, 29, appeared at Isleworth Crown Court today.

UCD appoint former Shamrock Rovers and Drogheda United striker Myler as new manager

The 43-year-old began his League of Ireland career with the Students.

Furlong and Ross Byrne in for Leinster's Champions Cup meeting with Saints

Scott Fardy captains the side at the Aviva Stadium in the absence of Johnny Sexton.

Big guns return as Saracens make 12 changes for Munster clash

Mark McCall has drafted in the heavy artillery for tomorrow’s return fixture at Allianz Park.

Fitzgerald takes over 10 shirt as Connacht switch Carty to fullback

Andy Friend has made seven changes to refresh his side on a six-day turnaround between Gloucester clashes.

Munster make front-row adjustment for showdown with Saracens

John Ryan will make his 150th appearance after being selected at the expense of Stephen Archer.

Jurgen Klopp says new Liverpool contract until 2024 is a 'statement of intent'

The Reds are on course for their first league title in 30 years under the German’s guidance.

Gerrard rewarded with contract extenson for bringing 'significant improvement' to Rangers

The ex-Liverpool captain is now tied to the Glasgow outfit until 2024.

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