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Today’s News

Serena Williams powers past top seed Halep into Australian Open quarters

Williams’ quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title gathers momentum.

Westmeath's Cooney: 'We've no problem dealing with expectations as long as we're making progress'

Jack Cooney led his charges past Dubln in the O’Byrne Cup final on Friday night.

The Saints learn that you should never leave it close enough for NFL referees to decide a game

Sean Payton and Drew Brees’ legacy changed with the no-call, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Lowry climbs back inside world's top 50 after bumper payday in Abu Dhabi

The Irishman ended a three-year trophy drought on Saturday with victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

'We'll probably never get over it': Saints crushed by controversial no-call

Sean Payton was left infuriated by a controversial late-game call that played a major role in keeping the Saints from Super Bowl 53.

Wallaby Hunt handed rugby lifeline after drug scandal

The 32-year-old has been given a one-year deal by Super Rugby outfit the Waratahs.

Excellent business as Exeter tie England trio down to new deals

Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie have all signed fresh two-year deals with the Premiership club.

Unheralded world number 417 holds off Mickelson for shock PGA Tour win

Adam Long couldn’t quite believe his luck as he secured victory at the Desert Classic.

Clean sweep for the provinces tees up riveting European quarter-finals

Irish rugby’s good health has been underlined in the Heineken Cup and Challenge Cup.

'It made me feel better': Zverev loses his cool in Raonic defeat New Racket Please This post contains videos

'It made me feel better': Zverev loses his cool in Raonic defeat

The German smashed his racket to pieces during his fourth-round defeat at the Australian Open.

Van Graan wary of Edinburgh away from 'deafening' Thomond Park cauldron

Munster’s head coach quickly turned his thoughts to how tight the last knockout clash between the sides was.

Patriots to face Rams in Super Bowl 53 after Sunday night drama NFL

Patriots to face Rams in Super Bowl 53 after Sunday night drama

Tom Brady guided the Patriots to a third straight Super Bowl, as the Rams edged past New Orleans in controversial fashion.

'I'm sure Michael would be extremely proud': Vettel hails 19-year-old Mick Schumacher

After teaming up with Mick Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel felt F1 legend Michael would be proud of his son.

Henderson's man-of-the-match return for Ulster bodes well ahead of Six Nations

The second row made his comeback from a thumb injury as Ulster secured a quarter-final.

What is going on at Chelsea?

Maurizio Sarri claimed his side were “mentally weak” following the loss to Arsenal on Saturday.

Sexton back running as Ireland set off for Portugal training camp

The Leinster out-half has been absent for the past fortnight with a knee injury.

Manchester United star Pogba ‘was clever’ in penalty incident, says Brighton defender

The 25-year-old won a spot kick for the Red Devils after tangling with Gaetan Bong.

Ford: Irish dominance in Europe will have no bearing on Six Nations clash

The Leicester Tigers out-half is ready for the challenge of facing Joe Schmidt’s Ireland in Dublin.

Yesterday’s News

Callejon and Milik on target as Ancelotti's Napoli keep pressure on Juventus

First-half goals from Jose Callejon and Arkadiusz Milik saw Napoli beat Lazio on Sunday.

Judd Trump overpowers Ronnie O'Sullivan in Masters final

The newly crowned champion rarely looked back, after establishing a 7-1 lead in the opening session.

Lionel Messi comes off the bench to rescue below-par Barcelona

Ernesto Valverde’s decision to rest the Argentina international almost backfired.

'Hugely excited' England boss Southgate cools Manchester United talk

Old Trafford chiefs are seeking a permanent replacement for Jose Mourinho.

'It's a mark of the man that he was willing to show us how he felt': Mick McCarthy and a remarkably raw documentary

When Mick McCarthy first took over the Irish team in 1996, a TV crew captured the highs and lows of the qualification campaign that followed.

Back on the saddle: amateur jockey produces incredible recovery to win in Cork Comeback King This post contains videos

Back on the saddle: amateur jockey produces incredible recovery to win in Cork

Jockey Michael Sweeney produced an incredible recovery aboard Ask Heather on Sunday.

'People say life goes on, but tomorrow I think it should stop for a day': Busby, Fergie and United's mid-90s heyday

It’s 25 years since the death of the club’s first great Scottish boss.

'He can't run, can't defend, can't assist' - Rio Ferdinand savages Chelsea midfielder Unimpressed This post contains videos

'He can't run, can't defend, can't assist' - Rio Ferdinand savages Chelsea midfielder

Jorginho was powerless to stop Arsenal taking all three points on Saturday.

'I respect Pelé's criticisms but I don't approve them' - Neymar Response This post contains videos

'I respect Pelé's criticisms but I don't approve them' - Neymar

The former World Cup winner was vocal following the star’s behaviour.

Jose Mourinho admits he once hid in laundry to skirt ban Sly

Jose Mourinho admits he once hid in laundry to skirt ban

It was during Chelsea’s 2005 quarter-final against Bayern Munich.

'Dalglish texts me before matches': Van Dijk praises support of Liverpool legends

The club’s legendary players share stories of their glory years to inspire Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

'You've got to feel for them when Conan doesn't play and they put O'Brien on'

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said Leinster’s depth makes them difficult to beat.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

We look back on a busy few days of sport.

Maria Sharapova refuses to answer reporters' questions after Melbourne exit Tension This post contains videos

Maria Sharapova refuses to answer reporters' questions after Melbourne exit

It was a forgettable day for 2008 champion, as she crashed out of the Australian Open.

Cullen's Leinster look towards 'tricky' Ulster side with many familiar faces

The Leinster head coach was pleased with a ‘controlled’ performance from his team in Coventry.

Ireland step up Six Nations preparations with five-try win over Wales

Adam Griggs’ side picked up a confidence-boosting result at Donnybrook this afternoon.

More woe for Spurs amid Dele Alli blow

The midfielder has added to the mounting injury crisis at Spurs and could now face a spell on the sidelines

All-Ireland derby at the Aviva Stadium as Champions Cup quarters confirmed

Munster, meanwhile, face an away trip to Edinburgh.

Defending All-Ireland champions Cork pushed all the way, while Limerick and Waterford also victorious

It was a busy weekend of action in the Littlewoods Camogie League.

Drama in Thurles, as Noel Meade-trained Tout Est Permis triumphs

Jockey Sean Flanagan had more joy later in the day.

James Milner gets sent off by his old primary school teacher 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.

Tottenham snatch last-gasp victory after Harry Kane's replacement scores own goal

A late Harry Winks header ensured Fernando Llorente’s mishap proved immaterial.

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