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Today’s News

'They were spitting at me, trying to hit me. I could tell how much they hated us. I loved it'

Twenty years after his cancer diagnosis following an Old Firm derby, former Celtic defender Alan Stubbs looks at how times may have changed but some things will always stay the same in Glasgow.

How everything fell apart at Manchester United and more of the week's best sportswriting

Stick the kettle on, put your feet up and enjoy some of our favourite pieces from the past seven days.

Delaney sidelined by Uefa and left without entitlement to tickets to Irish home games

Some more troubling revelations come to light, including details of how the FAI paid for Delaney’s 50th birthday party.

Cullen reaches for cold water as Leinster hit 'Test-match level'

Northampton boss Chris Boyd was at a loss to signal a way of reversing his side’s fortunes against ‘another level of physicality and fitness’.

Carty back at 10 as Connacht look for statement win on the road in Gloucester

Gloucester’s interest in the Champions Cup may be diminished but they possess real quality.

Yesterday’s News

Joshua reclaims heavyweight titles with defeat of Ruiz in Saudi Arabia

Joshua won by margins of 118-110 on two scorecards with the third judge making it 119-109.

Messi scores yet another hat-trick as Barcelona wallop Mallorca The Best Ever This post contains videos

Messi scores yet another hat-trick as Barcelona wallop Mallorca

Real Madrid maintained their fine form with victory over Espanyol.

Ronaldo on target but Juventus fall to first defeat of the season

Sarri’s side were beaten 2-1 by Lazio in Serie A.

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Evans sees red after 37 seconds for reckless challenge as Racing stay top of Munster's group

The Ospreys full-back was dismissed after his boot collided with Teddy Thomas’ face.

Man City condemn 'racist gesture' during Manchester derby

United midfielder Fred was hit by objects thrown from the crowd as he prepared to take a corner in the second half.

'We'll take a win against Saracens any day of the week' - Munster's Van Graan

The Munster boss had no arguments with Arno Botha’s late red card.

Mona McSharry agonisingly misses out on second medal at Europeans

The teenager was just 0.4 seconds from the podium.

Longford edge out O'Connor's Kildare as Wexford suffer defeat under Galvin

There were four O’Byrne Cup games down for decision today.

McCall promises to bring back the big guns for Munster's visit to Saracens

The Sarries boss had mixed feelings after his side’s 10-3 defeat in Thomond Park.

Mourinho compares Spurs' Son to Ronaldo after stunning solo effort

The South Korea international picked up the ball on the edge of his own area and carried it the length of the pitch to score against Burnley.

Man United earn shock victory as City's title hopes fade

Marcus Rashford was on target with his 10th goal in 11 matches.

O'Mahony's try the difference as Munster edge out Saracens at Thomond Park

There was late, late drama as Arno Botha was sent off for leading with the elbow.

Riquelme and Maradona carry old feud into Boca election

The vote on Sunday is also shaping as a rematch of the recent Argentine presidential election.

PSG goalkeeper appears to be hit by a bottle as Neymar inspires late comeback Ugly Scenes This post contains videos

PSG goalkeeper appears to be hit by a bottle as Neymar inspires late comeback

The reigning Ligue 1 champions recovered strongly to beat Montpellier, though the victory was marred by an unfortunate incident involving Keylor Navas.

'The matter is closed' - Kiely on disciplinary of two Limerick players sent home from New York trip

The Shannonsiders manager says the situation was dealt with internally.

'I had to keep going!' Son on remarkable solo goal Take A Bow This post contains videos

'I had to keep going!' Son on remarkable solo goal

Tottenham were two goals to the good when the South Korea international picked up the ball on the edge of his own area.

As it happened: Munster v Saracens, Champions Cup

The hosts edged out a dogged fight against the reigning holders at Thomond Park.

‘A clean sheet, finally!’ - Klopp happy to see Liverpool lower excitement levels

The Reds boss saw his side ease to a 3-0 victory away at Bournemouth, with a first shutout secured in 14 games across all competitions.

Leeds reclaim top spot, relief for Woodgate and Keane at Boro

Meanwhile, Bristol City’s 2-0 win at Fulham put the Robins right in the promotion picture.

Nigel Pearson watches on as Watford end losing run

Crystal Palace held on to a 0-0 draw at Watford on Saturday, with the hosts unable to go into a new era with a win.

Cooney the hero as Ulster seal dramatic late victory

Dan McFarland’s men remain unbeaten in Europe and retake top spot in Pool Three of the Heineken Champions Cup.

'I'm just looking to get home and lie down' – Duncan Ferguson

The former Toffees striker pulled off a stunning victory in his first game in temporary charge, but he will not pursue the role on a full-time basis.

Bayern Munich lose again in thrilling top-of-the-table clash

Ramy Bensebaini scored an injury-time penalty as Borussia Monchengladbach beat Bundesliga champions

As it happened: Manchester City v Manchester United, Premier League

Follow all of the action from a crucial clash at the Etihad.

Ireland's Troy Parrott makes Premier League debut, as Tottenham outclass Burnley

After their mid-week loss to Man United, Jose Mourinho’s side delivered an improved display to return to winning ways.

Liverpool ease past Bournemouth to maintain commanding Premier League lead

Jurgen Klopp made seven changes to his starting XI, but his side still earned an easy win.

Defi Du Seuil comes good to see off Un De Sceaux at Sandown

Meanwhile in Aintree, Walk In The Mill claimed back-to-back victories in the Randox Health Becher Chase.

Wexford champions clinch Leinster title after extra-time as Louth's Mattock Rangers also prevail Wrap This post contains videos

Wexford champions clinch Leinster title after extra-time as Louth's Mattock Rangers also prevail

There was plenty of action in the junior and intermediate provincial football finals on Saturday.

Jonathan Sexton to undergo scan on knee injury

The out-half looks set to miss at least the return fixture against Northampton.

Former minor star bags 2-4 as Galway begin O'Neill era with victory over Brian Lohan's Clare

The Tribesmen got the better of the Banner in Ballinderreen.

As it happened: Bournemouth v Liverpool, Premier League

Bournemouth faced Liverpool, as the Reds sought to maintain their unbeaten start.

Sexton injured, Larmour lights it up as Leinster thrash Saints

Seven different try-scorers crossed for Leinster as they brought their winning streak to 10 this season.

Real Madrid wear all-green kit in support of Climate Summit, as Benzema delivers again

The French striker scored one and set up another in a 2-0 win at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Instant impact for Duncan Ferguson as Everton stun Chelsea

The Toffees beat Frank Lampard’s men 3-1.

Mourinho hands 17-year-old Ireland striker Parrott a spot on Spurs bench

The Dubliner is considered one of Irish football’s brightest prospects.

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