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Today’s News

Wasps complete 'massive coup' by signing World Cup winner Fekitoa

The New Zealand centre will join the Premiership outfit from Toulon at the end of the season.

Xavi: Bayern Munich star defender Kimmich is the 'perfect player' for Barca

The 23-year-old would be a great signing for Barcelona should Bayern be open to selling the Germany international, he says.

Andy Murray can have surgery and recover, says hip-op star Bob Bryan

He believes that the 31-year-old can come back.

League of Ireland legend Killian Brennan announces his retirement

The midfielder won three Premier Division titles and three FAI Cups during a decorated career in the game.

'He will be the best centre-back in the world in two years'

The Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman is a big fan of 19-year-old Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt.

'Amazing,' 'inspirational',' 'fantastic' - huge praise for Katie Taylor documentary

Michael Conlan and Anthony Daly were among those who paid tribute to ‘Katie’ on RTÉ.

Rugby World Cup boss planning for typhoons, quakes in disaster-prone Japan

The country is especially vulnerable to extreme weather in September, when the tournament will be in full swing.

'I'd like to think I'm ready for the next step but it's up to the coaches to decide'

Tom Farrell is hoping to receive his first Ireland call-up when Joe Schmidt reveals his squad for Ireland’s Grand Slam defence today.

Star forward Reid set to captain Kilkenny hurlers for 2019 season

The attacker has been nominated by his club Ballyhale Shamrocks

Tearful former champ Azarenka determined to end slump

The former world number one was dumped from the season-opening Grand Slam in a gut-wrenching loss.

Keatley signs up for Italian job as Munster confirm the end of an eight-year spell

The 31-year-old out-half will join fellow Guinness Pro14 side Benetton Rugby at the end of the season.

Former Arsenal striker laments 'saddest day' of life after medals vanish

Nwankwo Kanu lamented the “rude shock” of learning that a host of cherished keepsakes earned over his football career had disappeared.

Scotland Six Nations squad includes seven uncapped players

Hookers David Cherry, Jake Kerr and Grant Stewart are among the uncapped players in Gregor Townsend’s selection.

Shane Lowry equals course record to secure early lead at Abu Dhabi Going Well This post contains videos

Shane Lowry equals course record to secure early lead at Abu Dhabi

The Offaly native produced an impressive opening round 62, which included 10 birdies and eight pars, and left him on -10.

Tottenham star Serge Aurier released without charge following alleged assault

Defender was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.

Jose Mourinho 'honoured' to have given Petr Cech his first Premier League start

The Arsenal goalkeeper announced on Tuesday that he is set to retire at the end of the season.

'It's a small bit unfair... I would probably like to see the rule changed' JGP

'It's a small bit unfair... I would probably like to see the rule changed'

Leinster scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park is set to take over from Luke McGrath in the nine shirt.

Federer and Wozniacki stay on track as other top players crash out

South African fifth seed Kevin Anderson was defeated by young American Frances Tiafoe.

Schmidt's Ireland set for pre-Six Nations camp at Portuguese resort

The national squad had a successful camp in Spain before last year’s Grand Slam.

'Both of them eventualities weren't something that appealed to me, I didn't want to face either of them'

Kieran Donaghy on retirement from Kerry and looking ahead to 2019.

Scannell and Carbery settling into a rhythm to ignite Munster attack

The centre played most of his youth rugby as an out-half and knows how to bring the best conditions for Carbery.

Yesterday’s News

Ireland's Lenihan on target, while Sheffield Wednesday book date with Chelsea

There were three FA Cup third round replays down for decision on Tuesday.

Stockdale's finishing skills reward Ulster's clever set-piece thinking

The northern province scored three tries from set-piece platforms against Racing 92 last weekend.

Jamaican international joins Sligo Rovers following stint in America

Romeo Parkes comes to the Premier Division side from Pittsburgh Riverhounds subject to international clearance.

Here are the 2019 Cork senior football and hurling championship draws

There are a number of intriguing ties down for decision.

Connacht revival presents lead contenders to break into Ireland Six Nations squad

Joe Schmidt will unveil his squad for the Grand Slam defence tomorrow, but there is precious little room for new faces.

'He wouldn't let his country down': Friend backs Blade to earn Ireland call

The Connacht scrum-half has been in outstanding form for his province this season.

Ex-Liverpool winger Babel signs for relegation-threatened Fulham

The Dutch international returns to the Premier League from Besiktas on a deal that runs until the end of the season.

Cork City announce signing of ex-Limerick striker Darragh Rainsford

The 24-year-old striker had most recently been playing with Pike Rovers.

Spurs confirm lengthy absence for Harry Kane

Tottenham have been dealt a devastating injury blow ahead of a busy run of fixtures.

Martin O'Neill and the fate of 9 other former Ireland managers

A number of coaches have struggled after leaving the Boys in Green hotseat.

'The leader in that role for so many years' - Dublin star salutes Cork's 11-time All-Ireland champion

Niamh Collins’ words on recently-retired Rebels legend Bríd Stack epitomise the mutual respect between the sides.

The €22 million Cardiff target outscoring Neymar and Cavani in France

Emiliano Sala has been on red-hot form in Ligue 1.

'Give them the chance to play inter-county football if they want it'

Senan Connell says more counties should utilise the GAA parentage rule to enlist players from the Dublin club scene.

Connacht sign ex-Ulster prop Paddy McAllister from Gloucester

The 29-year-old loosehead has spent four years at Kingsholm.

Mayo set to be without key attacker for early league games

Cillian O’Connor is recovering from the knee surgery he underwent last month.

Investigation launched into Leeds' spygate controversy

The EFL have written to Bielsa’s employers over the matter.

Crawford clash confirmed but Khan admits turning down Brook fight was extremely difficult

Amir Khan will have a chance to become the first man to defeat Terence Crawford on 20 April, with a venue TBC.

11-time All-Ireland champions Cork set for first ever competitive outing in Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Ephie Fitzgerald’s side will play two National League games at the main county grounds as part of double-header fixtures.

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