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Today’s News

Lukaku on the double as Inter survive late fightback in chaotic seven-goal thriller

Inter held on to edge out Sassuolo after Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku braces.

'We're a team of guys who aren't superstars' - Japan bow out with pride

Jamie Joseph’s team have won over neutrals from around the rugby world.

Second-half goals seal Tipperary senior hurling final place for Kiladangan

Nenagh Éire Óg lost out by three points in today’s semi-final tie.

Rangers waste opportunity to go top as they're held by Hearts at Tynecastle

A win would have sent Steven Gerrard’s side back above Celtic – but Glenn Whelan and Jake Mulraney’s side spoiled the party.

France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try Feeling Bleu This post contains videos

France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try

Ross Moriarty’s late score was awarded by the TMO as Wales advanced through to the semis.

Poll: Who do you think will win the Rugby World Cup now? RWC2019 This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win the Rugby World Cup now?

Two from the southern hemisphere and two from the north remain, but who will lift the Webb Ellis Cup on 2 November?

Rassie's Springboks power into semi-finals to end Brave Blossoms' World Cup

The hosts couldn’t match the power and patience of the South Africans in Tokyo.

'Beast' Mtawarira escapes with a yellow after dangerous tip tackle against Japan

The loosehead should consider himself lucky to return to the field after upending his opposite number.

7 All-Star awards for champions Galway and Kilkenny wins Player of the Year

Niamh Kilkenny won the senior player award with manager Cathal Murray also honoured.

Moriarty's late try seals World Cup semi-final berth for Gatland's Wales

Wales secured a tense, one-point win over 14-man France.

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Could the hosts continue their magical campaign and book a place in the semi-finals? We followed all the action from Tokyo.

'United belongs to those of us who go every bloody week and not to people with big bank balances'

Thirty years ago, fans weren’t just furious with Alex Ferguson’s team but with the club’s decision-makers too.

'Anything that's strange, people are going to poke at it. I wouldn't play football too often, I had to turn parties down'

Gymnastics star Rhys McClenaghan has risen to become one of Ireland’s most exciting Olympic prospects.

Watch: France's Vahaamahina sees red for mindlessly elbowing Wainwright Red Mist This post contains videos

Watch: France's Vahaamahina sees red for mindlessly elbowing Wainwright

Les Bleus have to play the remainder of the quarter-final with 14 men.

Ireland football matches are like Groundhog Day Opinion This post contains videos

Ireland football matches are like Groundhog Day

With Irish football, the more things change, the more they stay the same, writes Paul Fennessy.

A remarkable Brian Clough tale, DeAndre Hopkins and more of the week's best sportswriting

Stick on the kettle and settle into some of our favourite reads from this week.

Rooney's MLS farewell falls flat as DC United dumped out of play-offs

The striker is heading back to England to join Derby County.

'No relationship with the CEO,' says Michael Cheika as he steps down as Wallaby coach

The 52-year-old had stated he would walk away if Australia did not win the World Cup, but was reluctant to make his position clear yesterday.

The father-son brain trust behind Corofin's 30 years of Galway dominance

Frank and David Morris have been central figures in the Corofin success story.

As it happened: Wales v France, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Ireland may be gone, but the World Cup carries on and we’re going minute-by-minute as Warren Gatland chases another semi-final.

Farrell's reign must see change after Ireland deliver 'D game' in Tokyo

The Englishman now takes over and the 2023 World Cup has to be the primary focus.

Analysis: Ireland's abysmal opening quarter sets tone for All Blacks hammering

Needing to be cool and clinical, Ireland instead delivered their most un-Schmidt like showing.

Rory Best can bow out of rugby as one of Ireland's great captains

The hooker steps away after a quarter-final disappointment, but in his 124 caps he created so many reasons for Irish fans to hope and aim for better.

'It won't be 30 years until our next title' - Solskjaer aims dig at Liverpool

The Reds look well placed to end their long wait to be champions once again, but the Red Devils boss insists his side won’t endure a similar drought.

Guardiola slams VAR for believing Man City players are diving

The reigning Premier League champions were denied what looked like a blatant penalty on Saturday.

Herrera: Nobody at Man United thought we would win in Paris

The Red Devils had been trailing after a 2-0 loss at Old Trafford.

Yesterday’s News

One of the League of Ireland's most decorated players extends stay at Dundalk

Gary Rogers has penned a new deal with the Lilywhites.

Ronaldo and Pjanic on target as Juventus navigate late drama against Bologna

Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Miralem Pjanic handed Juventus a 2-1 win on Saturday.

Ireland's Oisin Murphy crowned Champion Jockey at Ascot

The 24-year-old is the youngest competitor to win the title since Ryan Moore did so in 2006.

Derry City on the verge of European football after Sligo win

Goals from Jamie McDonagh and Barry McNamee turned the game around.

10-man Madrid stunned by Mallorca as Zidane's men suffer first league defeat of the season

Real Madrid had Alvaro Odriozola sent off in the second half during their 1-0 defeat.

Ireland's miserable record at Rugby World Cups rolls on in Tokyo Woe

Ireland's miserable record at Rugby World Cups rolls on in Tokyo

‘Maybe you put too much pressure on,’ said Ireland captain Rory Best after the latest defeat.

England teen dropped for 'disciplinary reasons,' as Dortmund beat Bundesliga leaders

Jadon Sancho was absent from the victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach.

David Clifford scores 1-6 as pinpoint East Kerry book semi-final spot at the expense of Dingle

The young Kerry star was in fine form on Saturday night in Tralee.

Cillian O’Connor influential as Ballintubber claim fifth Mayo title since 2010

Their expertise at closing out a game when it matters came to the fore.

UAE end miserable week by downing Ireland at World T20 qualifier

The hosts of the tournament had also opened their campaign with a loss to Oman on Friday in Abu Dhabi.

Two tries from Poland help UCC stay top of the table, while Cork Con outgun Lansdowne

Catch up on all of Saturday’s action from the All-Ireland League.

How Bray's local hero fell in love with football again

One year on from having to pay for his own knee operation, Hugh Douglas is thriving.

Schmidt: 'This year hasn't been great, but Ireland are in a really good place'

The New Zealander also lamented the shorter turnaround the team had to manage between their final pool game and the quarter-final.

Man City get back to winning ways, move within 5 points of Liverpool

Pep Guardiola’s side earned a convincing victory over Crystal Palace.

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