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Today’s News

Irish study shows balance test can help reduce risk of concussion in elite rugby players

Rugby players with poorer balance were three times more likely to suffer a concussion in the study on professional players here.

Brian O'Driscoll provides top-class offload analysis on Rugby Tonight

The former Ireland captain was joined by Ben Kay on BT Sport.

Garryowen looking to keep good form up for visit of UCC and this weekend's AIL previews

There are five matches in Division 1A as league action returns on Saturday.

Charles Barkley rips Kyrie Irving over LeBron James apology: 'I would have whooped his ass'

Irving said it took a ‘real man’ to make the call and apologise.

Barcelona avoid Copa del Rey expulsion despite Levante complaint over ineligible player

Following their defeat in the competition, the Valencia-based side filed a complaint over defender Chumi’s usage in the first leg.

'In other countries, everyone does it' - Guardiola makes spying admission

The Manchester City boss says espionage tactics are the norm outside English football.

'It's difficult when you miss out but Ross just needs to focus on playing well'

Ross Byrne has the chance to produce a big performance for Leinster against Wasps at the end of a disappointing week for the out-half.

'Training is not for anyone else' - Klopp condemns Bielsa over 'spygate' row

The Leeds boss said he has spied on every team his side has faced this season, prompting criticism from the Liverpool manager.

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Divilly taking sensible approach with UCD stars juggling college and county commitments

John Divilly is chasing his third Sigerson Cup title as UCD manager.

Australian defender Ashcroft arrives in the League of Ireland

Newly-promoted Finn Harps have added the 23-year-old to their ranks ahead of a return to the SSE Airtricty League Premier Division.

It's time for Unai Emery to bring Ozil back in from the cold

For how much longer can Emery ignore his highest-paid player?

'He's so excited about playing': O'Brien hungrier after latest injury lay-off

The Ireland international is back on the Leinster bench for Sunday’s trip to Wasps.

Shane Lowry leads in Abu Dhabi after scorching third-round 67

The Offaly man sank seven birdies in all.

Clash between All-Ireland champions Limerick and Tipperary to kick-start RTÉ's league coverage

The national broadcaster has announced details for three live games during the 2019 Allianz Leagues.

Star forward O'Sullivan takes over from sister to captain 11-time champions Cork

Doireann O’Sullivan will lead the Rebels in 2019.

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and your NFL Championship Sunday preview

This weekend pits the young pretenders against the old guard, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Tomic brands Hewitt a 'liar' as feud continues

Lleyton Hewitt accused Bernard Tomic of threatening him and his family, but the 26-year-old says the former world number one is lying.

Ireland call-ups Blade and Carty on the bench as Connacht name side for Bordeaux

Andy Friend has shuffled the deck for Connacht’s trip to Bordeaux, where a win would guarantee them a quarter-final spot.

Henshaw, Toner and McGrath return to Leinster team for Wasps challenge

Sean O’Brien, meanwhile, makes the bench.

Henderson returns to help Ulster force a way into European quarter-finals

Henderson returns to help Ulster force a way into European quarter-finals

The second row has been nursing a thumb injury for the past month, but looks set to lend his weight to both Ulster and Ireland in the coming weeks.

O'Mahony passed fit to start in Munster's showdown with Exeter Chiefs

The skipper has been given the nod for tomorrow’s game, despite picking up a rib injury against Gloucester.

'The season has been a mess because of the weather' - tough going ahead of Dublin Racing Festival

Watering in January? Welcome to global warming, writes Johnny Ward in his first column for The42.

Cork City sign 20-year-old attacker with first-team experience at Brighton

James Tilley has signed a loan deal which will keep him on Leeside until the end of June.

Hawkshaw captains 40-man Ireland U20 squad for Six Nations

Noel McNamara has just five men returning from last year’s crop for the 2019 campaign.

Man United unlikely to make January signings with McTominay set to stay put

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that there will be no movement in or out of Old Trafford before the transfer deadline passes.

Ex-Chelsea defender Ashley Cole looks set for a reunion with Lampard at Derby

The 38-year-old has been looking for a new club since being let go by LA Galaxy in November.

Solskjaer backs 'fantastic' Mourinho to return to management

‘I don’t think he’ll be struggling to find work,’ the new United boss said.

'We have no doubt' - Barca unconcerned about player ineligibility accusations

Levante will lodge a complaint over their Copa del Rey tie, but Ernesto Valverde insisted he was right to pick Chumi.

Join The42 for a special Six Nations preview event with Simon Zebo

The Racing 92 man joins Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre.

Sharapova stuns Wozniacki as ice man Federer ploughs on

In their first meeting since 2015, Sharapova overpowered the Dane.

Aki insists he's 'a cog in the wheel' as he aims to build on stellar first year of international rugby

And he can feel the spirit of 2016 swelling in Connacht too.

A Mickelson masterclass as Phil hits career-low round at Desert Classic 60

A Mickelson masterclass as Phil hits career-low round at Desert Classic

The American was on course for a first-ever 59, but in the end had to settle for a 60.

'Everything about him screams Liverpool': Klopp delighted with Robertson contract

The 24-year-old has proved to be a brilliant signing for the Reds.

Yesterday’s News

Knicks throw away 19-point lead and lose on last-second goaltending call in London

There was late drama at the O2 Arena on Thursday night.

Dembele and Messi on target as Barca overturn first-leg deficit

The holders advance through to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 4-2 aggregate win over Levante.

Alvarez and Jacobs to meet in anticipated middleweight unification bout

The pair will enter the ring on 4 May.

Eddie Jones ponders converting winger Jack Nowell into openside flanker

‘The next change is you will have players who can play backs and forwards.’

WADA make 'major breakthrough for clean sport' by retrieving Moscow data

Data has been retrieved from a laboratory at the heart of Russia’s state-sponsored doping scandal.

Solskjaer has brought structure to Man United - Pogba

‘We know more where to attack and where to go.’

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