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Today’s News

Another one! Messi collects record fifth Golden Shoe award

He scored 34 goals in 68 games for Barcelona, finishing as the top goalscorer in Europe last season.

7 candidates who could become Man United's next permanent manager

The Reds Devils are looking to replace Jose Mourinho after his exit was announced this morning.

'There's no way that's random' - Kaepernick ally Reid takes aim at NFL after seventh drug test

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid took a knee alongside Colin Kaepernick when they were team-mates at the San Francisco 49ers.

'How can I say anything bad about him?': Klopp and Gerrard offer sympathies to Mourinho

Liverpool icons Jurgen Klopp and Steven Gerrard have praised Joe Mourinho in light of his sacking by Manchester United.

Pochettino says United not his business after 'good friend' Mourinho's sacking

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Mauricio Pochettino after sacking Jose Mourinho, but he is focused on Spurs.

How they stand: The state of play across the Champions Cup pools

Defending champions Leinster are in a strong position, Munster lead the way in their pool and Ulster are bidding to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in five years.

Two Castres players face disciplinary hearings after Sunday's win over Munster

Rory Kockott and Marc-Antoine Rallier have both been cited.

Dundalk dominate shortlists for end-of-season awards

Stephen Kenny is up against three of his former Lilywhites players for SWAI Personality of the Year.

'I'd have a mirror put in the dressing room' - the football world reacts to Mourinho's departure

Football figures have their say following Manchester United’s sacking of Jose Mourinho.

Huge step forward as Cricket Ireland announce professional contracts for women

Part-time deals will be initially offered in early 2019.

Gary Neville: 'The sacking of Jose Mourinho is a result of what happened last summer'

And Neville feels Mauricio Pochettino is the ideal candidate to replace him.

Back to the capital for Kidney's London Irish as new home venue plans confirmed

The Exiles will leave Reading’s Madejski Stadium to share with Brentford from the start of the 2020/21 season.

Saints move closer to securing home advantage in NFL playoffs after edging out Panthers

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are one win away from clinching the top seed in the NFC.

Clare native joins Limerick coaching setup for All-Ireland hurling defence in 2019 season

Aonghus O’Brien will work under John Kiely next year.

Jose Mourinho sacked as Manchester United manager

Mourinho dismissed in the wake of Sunday’s 3-1 defeat against rivals Liverpool.

Robertson: 'Unbelievable' Alisson will bounce back from mistake against United Reds This post contains videos

Robertson: 'Unbelievable' Alisson will bounce back from mistake against United

‘We can’t moan about it. He has dug us out, we are still in the Champions League because of him.’

'He's a prime example of everything that’s wrong at Manchester United' - Ince blasts Lingard

The former Manchester United midfielder has also criticised the England international’s decision to start a new clothing line.

'Rotten to the core' - Galway GAA under fire as damning financial mismanagement outlined

Treasurer Michael Burke led the way at last night’s heated convention.

Five-time World champion Van Barneveld 'lost for words' as he crashes out at Ally Pally Shock Exit This post contains videos

Five-time World champion Van Barneveld 'lost for words' as he crashes out at Ally Pally

The Dutchman was stunned by Lithuanian Darius Labanauskas at the first hurdle.

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History-making Curry and Durant lead Warriors while Harden sparkles with 47 points

A look back on last night’s best NBA action.

'Winning is a habit,' says Heffernan as Connacht aim to extend 5-game winning run

Leinster won’t present an easy sixth win on the trot for the Westerners.

Van Graan proud of Munster's discipline in Castres

The South African will have to shuffle his line-up for the upcoming Christmas inter-pros.

'That is the ambition': Leinster scrum coach Fogarty ready to step up if Ireland come calling

Greg Feek will join Joe Schmidt through Ireland’s exit door after next year’s World Cup.

Yesterday’s News

Lampard's Derby retain Brian Clough Trophy after tense stalemate in East Midlands derby

Derby County and Nottingham Forest settled for a goalless draw at Pride Park on Monday night.

WTA rule change give mothers returning to tennis after pregnancy more protections in 2019

New rule change means women will now be allowed to wear leggings or compression shorts without a skirt, dress or shorts over them.

Taylor and Carroll set for Irish boxing world-title doubleheader on St Patrick's weekend

Katie Taylor and Jono Carroll are expected to fight in a world-title doubleheader in Philadelphia in mid-March.

‘I’m not done with you yet’: After 22 goals in 27 games Ibrahimovic set for LA Galaxy stay Dare To Zlatan This post contains videos

‘I’m not done with you yet’: After 22 goals in 27 games Ibrahimovic set for LA Galaxy stay

The 37-year-old moved to MLS last year following two seasons with Manchester United in the Premier League.

Martial's agent clouds long-term future after United trigger extension

Anthony Martial’s future is still uncertain despite Manchester United triggering their option of a one-year contraction extension.

Ex-Ireland, Liverpool and Man City striker Robinson suffering from cancer

The 60-year-old, who carved out a media career in Spain after his playing days, revealed the news today.

Besiktas confirm departure of former Real defender amid growing debts

Pepe was under contract with the club until June 2019.

Shaqiri revels in 'beautiful feeling' in putting United to the sword

The Swiss forward was the matchwinner for the Reds yesterday.

Barr twins among four uncapped players as Shaw's Ireland return to action

16 of the World Cup panel included for January trip to Chile.

All positive as Leona Maguire stays well on course for European Tour card in Morocco Irish Eye This post contains videos

All positive as Leona Maguire stays well on course for European Tour card in Morocco

After carding 68 and 70 in the opening two rounds, the Cavan golfer’s bid is going to plan.

Dates, times and venues confirmed for the 2019 All-Ireland club championship ties

We’re getting to the semi-final stage of the hurling and football competitions.

5 tips to help you enjoy the Christmas period without falling off the fitness wagon

David Last’s message is clear – enjoy the holiday period but there are ways to ensure you don’t undo all your hard work from earlier in the year.

Shock injury as Ireland's Henderson ruled out for up to three months

The Ulster second row is also likely to miss the majority of the Six Nations campaign after undergoing thumb surgery.

Ireland captain Best backs Schmidt to lead the Lions in 2021

The Kiwi has been tipped to take charge of the Lions for the tour of South Africa.

4 senior inter-county GAA games on the Thursday night before Christmas

All-Ireland hurling champions Limerick and football finalists Tyrone are among the teams involved.

Luckless Farrell remains sidelined with thigh problem

Johann van Graan reported no fresh injury concerns from the defeat in Castres.

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