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Today’s News

Ranking the 8 teams most likely to win the Champions League

Could Liverpool, Man City or Barcelona prevail?

6 games unbeaten and a mindset shift - Wexford hold upper hand in rivalry with Kilkenny

Davy Fitzgerald’s side no longer fear the Cats.

Live: Chelsea vs Manchester United, Premier League

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are under pressure to get a result in a key clash in the fight for Champions League football.

Ulster rule out Kiwi back for the rest of the season due to injury

Matt Faddes is set to undergo surgery for a shoulder problem.

GAA wait on hurling league re-fixtures as March schedule headache looms again

The CCCC will confirm new fixtures in the coming days after yesterday’s postponements in Limerick and Salthill.

Plaudits for Whelan as Fleetwood revive Championship hopes with superb form

Joey Barton’s side are undefeated in the six games they’ve played since the veteran midfielder’s arrival.

Barca deny hiring company to criticise Messi and other players on social media

The Blaugrana have released a statement responding to claims they paid for dozens of accounts to be set up on Facebook and Twitter.

Down star 'on the mend' after sustaining head injury in action for St Kilda Heavy Hit This post contains videos

Down star 'on the mend' after sustaining head injury in action for St Kilda

Clara Fitzpatrick has been excellent in her debut AFLW season.

Ireland's most capped hockey player announces his retirement

Eugene Magee retires with 295 international caps to his name.

Euro 2020 rules out Aviva Stadium for All-Ireland league rugby finals

The Donnybrook venue will host both of this year’s deciders.

'You've dealt with one of the hardest things life can throw at you when you're 14. Nothing can get much harder' Opening Up This post contains videos

'You've dealt with one of the hardest things life can throw at you when you're 14. Nothing can get much harder'

Ireland rugby star Eimear Considine shares her story, and opens up on the impact of her father’s tragic death.

Madigan slots penalty for Bristol and 20-year-old Scannell debuts in Biarritz

There were plenty of Irish players involved in England, France, Italy, and the US over the weekend.

'Sexuality does not affect your athletic performance... We don't want people taking their own life' This post contains videos

'Sexuality does not affect your athletic performance... We don't want people taking their own life'

Marc Leckie of the Harlequins Foundation talks to The42 about their research into the use of homophobic language in sport.

Chelsea and England striker Kirby reveals battle with debilitating heart condition

Having missed the past three months with pericarditis, the 26-year-old says she is on the road to recovery.

'Some fellas didn't know their team-mates' names' - Waterford defy winter upheaval to make winning start

Alan Reynolds’ side collected all three points in Inchicore on Friday.

Farrell confirms 36-man Ireland squad ahead of England clash on Sunday

21-year-old Caelan Doris is fit again and back in contention.

Ireland without 18-year-old sensation for remainder of Six Nations due to Leaving Cert

Adam Griggs has named his squad to face England.

Four-time All-Ireland winner says hooter system has flaws too

Ladies football has long used the system that many feel would address the timekeeping issues in the men’s game.

Casillas' playing days near an end as he states intention to seek presidency of Spanish FA

The iconic goalkeeper has informed his current employers, Porto, of his plans.

Shoulder fracture rules Cork defender out for rest of football league

Kevin Crowley suffered the injury in the recent win over Down.

Cork to wear black jerseys commemorating Mac Curtain and MacSwiney for upcoming games

The black jerseys with red trimming will also commemorate the Kilmichael Ambush and the Burning of Cork, both of which occurred 100 years ago.

Guardiola plans to stay at Man City despite European ban but top players may leave - reports

The Premier League champions are hoping to overturn a two-year suspension imposed by Uefa.

Garrett Fitzgerald - a good man who leaves a lasting legacy at Munster

The Cork man oversaw the transformation of the province in his 20 years as CEO.

Westwood dismisses 'rumours, lies and accusations' amid reports of club rift

The Ireland international has been frozen out at Sheffield Wednesday by manager Garry Monk.

Barcelona granted permission to sign a forward outside the transfer window

The Catalan giants can bring in another player following the injury to Ousmane Dembele.

'We remember two years ago': England will find right emotional pitch for visit of Ireland, says Ford

‘You don’t want to look too far in the past but if it’s something you can use to get yourself to a higher level then you use it,’ explained the England out-half.

Portlaoise's former world champion Doheny to return to action in Dubai

The 33-year-old Portlaoise man will look to dust off some cobwebs before making another world-title tilt later in the year.

Friend aiming for Pro14 knockouts as Connacht end losing streak

The western province defeated Cardiff 29-0 on Saturday, their first shut-out since 2001.

Ireland head coach Ford to head home from tour of South Africa due to injury

An x-ray in South Africa confirmed that Ford had fractured vertebrae and three ribs in a slip at his home on the eve of his flight.

Rugby players announce minimum conditions for future global competition

‘Players are actually in favour of a proper global season that works for everyone’

'With five minutes to go it was our game': McFarland rues naive finish against lowly Ospreys

The Welsh side grabbed just their second win of the season with a late penalty.

James Ryan relishing return to Twickenham

While many generations in Irish rugby are scarred by Twickenham, the 23-year-old has only fond memories of playing there.

'We'll never see another player like Kobe' - Bryant honoured as Team LeBron win NBA All-Star game More Than A Game This post contains videos

'We'll never see another player like Kobe' - Bryant honoured as Team LeBron win NBA All-Star game

Kawhi Leonard was awarded the new Kobe Bryant MVP award.

Former Man Utd goalkeeper and hero of Munich air disaster Harry Gregg dies aged 87 RIP

Former Man Utd goalkeeper and hero of Munich air disaster Harry Gregg dies aged 87

Gregg pulled several people from the wreckage of the plane on the Munich runway on 6 February 1958.

'The attitude they showed coming back in was the most pleasing of all' - Cullen hails Leinster's Ireland crew

Leinster’s returning international quintet played their part in securing another win for the province at the RDS on Saturday.

'Newcastle and clubs like that are paying £30 million for an unheard-of striker. We might have unearthed one'

Derry boss Declan Devine was full of praise for striker Tim Nilsen after his debut on Friday night.

Yesterday’s News

BBC severs ties with pundit Ramage after Derby ‘black lads’ comments

The former footballer has apologised for the remark.

Scott wins Genesis Invitational as McIlroy falls short

The world number one Rory McIlroy fired a two-over-par 73.

Pogba belongs to Man United, not Mino, insists Solskjaer

The player’s long-time representative has been at loggerheads with the club’s hierarchy.

Late drama sees Real Madrid's winning run come to an end

Santi Mina’s 85th-minute goal ensured Celta Vigo claimed a 2-2 draw.

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