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Today’s News

Sexton returns to captain Leinster as Cullen names team for Pro14 final

The out-half comes back into the starting XV as one of three changes from last week’s win over Munster.

Glasgow unchanged for Celtic Park showdown with Leinster

Dave Rennie is hoping to quadruple the ‘deafening’ atmosphere of Scotstoun to unseat the champions.

'We were on our team holiday and Páidí called me to the bar to inform me about the All-Star'

Westmeath legend John Keane reflects on his career and their famous Leinster title victory in 2004.

20-year-old Bournemouth keeper ruled out of Ireland's upcoming Euro qualifiers

Kildare’s Mark Travers has sustained ‘a displaced fracture of his thumb’.

Italy World Cup-winning boss takes China reins back from his former captain four months after leaving

Marcello Lippi returns to the helm as China’s coach, taking over from Fabio Cannavaro.

Real Madrid not part of Pochettino's plans but call on Tottenham future imminent

The Argentine coach says he will assess his options after the Champions League final.

'I want to share what I've learned' - Arsene Wenger eyeing return but unsure about future role

The former Arsenal manager is sure he will return to the game but has yet to decide in what capacity.

Lance Armstrong on doping: 'I wouldn't change a thing'

The former Tour champ says it was worth it for the lessons he learned.

Raptors take series lead over Bucks after come-from-behind win NBA

Raptors take series lead over Bucks after come-from-behind win

Kawhi Leonard’s 35 points helped the Raptors take control.

A first-ever World Cup semi-final the target with Irish rugby in good health

David Nucifora believes that increased player movement has been to the benefit of the game in Ireland.

Chance for Cork City to do Dundalk a rare favour as season passes midway point

City travel to Tallaght this evening, while the champions and leaders play host to St Patrick’s Athletic.

Stuart Hogg intent on not being 'bullied' by Leinster as he bids to sign off with silverware

Hogg is among the great entertainers, but Glasgow will attempt to show off their clinical, pragmatic side to unseat the reigning champions.

'It's an opportunity to bring in some experienced coaches to support Johann'

IRFU boss David Nucifora believes Munster can turn the loss of Felix Jones and Jerry Flannery into a positive.

Conan hopes continued success in blue will lead to big days in green

The Leinster number eight is enjoying some of the best form of his career ahead of Saturday’s Pro14 final.

IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links

The 33-year-old fullback’s current contract is due to expire after this year’s World Cup.

Yesterday’s News

'I'm the reserve tank for the boys' – Klopp explains his sideline antics

Liverpool’s players can always look to Jurgen Klopp for energy, though the German insists he has mellowed.

Big names miss out as All-NBA teams are unveiled

It’s the first time since 2007 that LeBron James did not make the first team.

Kerry minors defeat Clare to set-up Munster final showdown with Cork

The Kingdom ran out eight-point winners tonight.

Jack Carty named out-half in Pro14 Dream Team

The Connacht star is one of seven Irish-based players in the tournament’s team of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-football coach Bob Higgins guilty of 45 counts of indecent assault on young boys Bob Higgins

Ex-football coach Bob Higgins guilty of 45 counts of indecent assault on young boys

Higgins (66) sexually touched and groped victims between 1971 and 1996.

'If that was a Dundalk player, they would have hit the ground. We need to be cuter and learn from this horrible feeling'

Keith Long was left frustrated after losing to a stoppage time penalty against Dundalk on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Ross welcomes cancellation of MMA event planned for weekend Mixed Martial Arts

Ross welcomes cancellation of MMA event planned for weekend

Safety concerns surrounding the event had been raised.

'With football, there are no guarantees' - Jamie Lennon on his studies, the future, and working with Stephen Kenny

The Pat’s midielder talks to The42 ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Dundalk.

Man City board member rubbishes Guardiola links with Juventus

Reports in Italy continue to claim the Catalan is set for a move to Turin.

'They have been wonderful years': Atletico exodus continues as veteran defender leaves

Juanfran bid farewell to the club after 355 games and seven trophies.

Blatter lashes out at Fifa president Infantino as 48-team World Cup plans are scrapped

Ambitions to expand the Qatar 2022 competition were binned last night.

Ex-Ireland defender O'Dea confirmed as Motherwell U18s coach

The former Celtic player retired as a player last weekend.

Ireland's Eddie Dunbar finishes an impressive third in 12th stage of Giro d'Italia

The 22-year-old Team INEOS rider finished strongly as the race made its way to the Italian Alps.

'It's up to me to make the most of it': 18-year-old Connell thrilled after first senior Ireland call-up Ready To Go This post contains videos

'It's up to me to make the most of it': 18-year-old Connell thrilled after first senior Ireland call-up

The promising Bolton midfielder linked up with Mick McCarthy’s squad in Portugal this week

FAI postpone 6 Airtricity League games because of U21 Toulon tournament

All of the games involve either UCD or Waterford.

Would ex-England coach Rowntree be a good appointment for Munster? The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

Would ex-England coach Rowntree be a good appointment for Munster?

Gavan Casey, Ryan Bailey and Andy Dunne discussed whether he would be a good fit at the province on The42 Rugby Weekly.

Man put in charge of Olympic boxing admits he is 'totally unprepared' for the role

As things stand, boxers have no idea as to how they might qualify for the Games.

Ronnie O'Sullivan says he 'probably' won't play in next year's World Championship

The five-time world champion claims he will only play ‘three or four’ low-key tournaments from now on.

Captain back as Mayo make 3 changes for Connacht clash with Roscommon

Roscommon are unchanged for Saturday night’s game.

Van der Flier takes inspiration from Nacewa's injury mindset

The Leinster flanker says Nacewa’s attitude around setbacks and rehab opened his eyes.

Premier League welcome Raheem Sterling's offer to tackle racism

The 24-year-old wants the introduction of stronger punishments when incidents occur.

'De Ligt perfect Laporte partner at Man City'

Peter Bosz believes a teenage defender would be another notable addition at the Etihad Stadium.

Darron Gibson returns to free agency after Wigan release Irish international

The 31-year-old former Manchester United midfielder spent one season at the Championship club.

Barcelona make third summer signing with the arrival of Dutch midfielder

18-year-old Ludovit Reis has joined the La Liga champions from Eredivisie side Groningen, and the deal includes a €100 million buyout clause.

'His physical safety is assured by every word I say'

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has, after discussions with Arsenal, taken the decision not to travel to the Europa League final.

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