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Today’s News

Wijnaldum to travel to Doha as Liverpool name squad for Club World Cup

Liverpool play Mexican side Monterrey in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow scoops record 95% of the vote in landslide Heisman win

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was a distant second.

Emotional Tiger leads celebrations as USA pull off Presidents Cup comeback

No side had ever rallied to win on the last day after trailing for three days.

Clinical Fiji put Ireland to the sword in Cape Town Sevens quarter-finals

Jordan Conroy gave Ireland an early lead against last year’s winners, but Fiji’s greater experience ultimately told.

Usman stops Covington with 50 seconds left in UFC welterweight epic

Alexander Volkanovski stripped Max Holloway of his featherweight title in the UFC 245 co-main event.

Rio revenge as Michael Conlan scores wide win against Olympic nemesis Nikitin

Conlan wins 100-90, 99-91, and 98-92 to improve his unbeaten pro record.

'I think in three years' time, there will be an Irish player in the NBA'

Journalist and author Emmet Ryan on touring Europe for his new book, Irish basketball’s great hope Aidan Harris Igiehon and more.

O'Gara and the Blue Panther, a Paralympian's struggle with euthanasia and more of the week's best sportswriting

Sit back with five of the best reads we’ve enjoyed over the last week.

No social media, no fancy cars, no excuses and no bulls***! The gospel according to Daryl Horgan

The Hibernian and Republic of Ireland winger – and his four-year-old son Jack – meets The42 for a wide-ranging chat in Edinburgh.

'Peter O'Mahony and Andrew Conway, they're good guys and rugby gentlemen'

Russia flanker Tagir Gadzhiev made a major impact at the World Cup in Japan.

Munster left with regrets after coming up short away to Saracens

Saracens boss Mark McCall praised the visiting team’s defence at Allianz Park

Yesterday’s News

'We're about to bury a very good GAA man' - Lowry dedicates RTÉ Sportsperson award to late Clara native Champion Golfer This post contains videos

'We're about to bury a very good GAA man' - Lowry dedicates RTÉ Sportsperson award to late Clara native

Rhys McClenaghan, meanwhile, was named RTÉ Sport Young Sportsperson of the Year for the second year running.

Gavin and his 5-in-a-row Dubs scoop RTÉ Manager and Team of the Year awards

The former manager and his history-making charges took individual and team honours at a ceremony on Saturday night.

Atletico close gap on Barca with first La Liga victory in over a month

Osasuna’s Sergio Herrera was in magnificent form at the Wanda Metropolitano before Alvaro Morata and Saul Niguez sealed an Atletico win.

West Ham ease pressure on Pellegrini with win at Southampton

The Hammers are now four points clear of the drop zone.

Dramatic finish sees ROG's La Rochelle leave Glasgow on the brink of elimination

In Connacht’s pool, Toulouse overcame Montpellier while in Leinster’s, Benneton saw off Lyon.

Cullen wants 7-try Leinster to be even more clinical

The province scored seven tries for the second week running, but the head coach was annoyed by the chances they left behind.

Mexico's Monterrey set up Liverpool semi-final duel at Club World Cup

The first semi-final on Tuesday will feature Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal against Flamengo of Brazil.

Tierney to miss three months as Arsenal confirm shoulder surgery

Nicolas Pepe has been passed fit to face Manchester City, but Arsenal will be without defender Kieran Tierney for an extended period.

Potential No.1 pick Chase Young claims he doesn't plan on entering 2020 NFL Draft

The Ohio State defensive end has been touted as a top overall pick but says he intends to return to college.

Ireland's Collins scores penalty in Luton defeat as leaders West Brom rally to victory

Elsewhere, Leeds played out a draw against Cardiff while Barnsley edged out an eight-goal thriller.

Ringrose bags another hat-trick as imperious Leinster roll over Saints again

Leo Cullen’s side scored seven tries against Northampton for the second week running.

'It was instigated by a member of their staff who said something horrible to one of our players'

The Saracens boss said they will consider their next move after a scuffle broke out with Munster.

Leicester's winning run ends against Norwich while McGoldrick nabs lovely assist Out Foxed This post contains videos

'They decided to go to the corner and unfortunately it didn't work out for us'

Johann van Graan says Munster’s trip to face Racing 92 in Paris next month is now a knock-out tie.

Friend's call for 'trust' pays off in the end for Connacht

The head coach took delight in the simplicity of Connacht’s expertly executed winning try.

Hat-trick hero Coutinho gets champions back on track in 6-1 rout

Werder Bremen took the lead but were hit for six by Bayern Munich.

Late Gosling strike for Bournemouth downs Lampard's Chelsea

An insipid 1-0 defeat means the Blues have now won just once in their last five Premier League games.

Barcelona slip up ahead of El Clasico with draw against Real Sociedad

Luis Suarez helped Barcelona to come from behind at Real Sociedad and lead, but Ernesto Valverde’s men could not secure victory.

Munster left empty-handed as Saracens finish over the top in London

Johann van Graan’s side led heading into the final quarter but couldn’t cling on.

As it happened: Leinster v Northampton Saints, Champions Cup

Kick-off at the Aviva Stadium is at 17:15.

Inter cancel news conference in protest at publication of 'offensive' Conte letter

After an Italian newspaper published a critical letter about Antonio Conte, Inter cancelled their scheduled media session for Saturday.

Connacht stare down the barrel of defeat, but dig out miraculous win

Late tries from Shane Delahunt and Robin Copeland turned the game on its head in a frenetic finale.

Salah double stings Hornets as Liverpool labour to hard-fought win

An injury to Georginio Wijnaldum gives the Reds reason for concern.

As it happened: Saracens v Munster, Champions Cup

Two heavyweights face off in London.

As it happened: Connacht v Gloucester, European Rugby Champions Cup

Andy Friend’s charges rallied from the jaws of defeat to get a vital victory at the Sportsground.

As it happened: Liverpool v Watford, Premier League

Jurgen Klopp’s side aimed to keep the momentum going at home this afternoon.

Patrick Reed's caddie banned after clash with fan at President's Cup

The spectator told the controversial American star that he ‘f****** sucked’, according to the bagman.

Ljungberg hints at hope for quick end to Arsenal coaching uncertainty

Ahead of the clash with Manchester City, Freddie Ljungberg said it was “not so easy” to coach Arsenal without his own backroom team.

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