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Today’s News

Ruddock stepping in to fill Nacewa's 'good cop' role with Leinster, says JGP

The scrum-half is also among those stepping up in leadership terms after the brilliant veteran retired.

Lebron's Lakers suffer defeat as Nets extend winning streak to six games

Meanwhile, Larry Nance Jr. had 15 points and 16 rebounds in the Cavaliers’ victory over the Pacers.

Northern exposure: Jordi Murphy relishing new challenge as he settles into Belfast life

The Irish international has hit form for his new side.

Sexton's last-gasp drop goal against France voted most memorable Irish sporting moment of 2018

And Ireland’s win over the All Blacks was the greatest Irish sporting achievement.

Aki back in training with Connacht as Friend's side prepare for Leinster

The centre has returned from New Zealand, but a decision on his availability for the RDS inter-pro will be made later in the week.

Nomadic scrum-half Mathewson keen on long-term Munster stay

After turning 33 this week, Alby Mathewson is looking for a long-term deal for both personal and professional reasons.

Guardiola hails assured debut from 17-year-old Man City youngster

Teenage midfielder Eric Garcia caught the eye against Leicester.

Solskjaer set to replace Mourinho after Man United gaffe

The club’s online team seemingly jumped the gun late on Tuesday.

Yesterday’s News

Pogba was 'dancing on the grave' of Mourinho - Neville

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville took aim at Paul Pogba for a social media post published just after Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

Irish players progress in World Darts Championship

It was a good day for Steve Lennon and Daryl Gurney.

'Did you read any philosopher?' Jose Mourinho's fall from grace at Man United in quotes

The 55-year-old’s unhappiness at the club manifested itself even before the season started.

Solari 'loves' struggling Real Madrid star

Isco is yet to start in LaLiga under the Argentine manager.

Bundesliga leaders Dortmund fall to sensational loss against relegation candidates Unbelievable Scenes This post contains videos

Bundesliga leaders Dortmund fall to sensational loss against relegation candidates

Fortuna Duesseldorf prevailed thanks to a breathtaking goal from Jean Zimmer.

For the second year in a row, Man City beat Leicester on penalties in EFL Cup quarter-final

Kevin De Bruyne also scored with a brilliant strike after making his first start since returning from injury.

Joy for Irish pair, as Burton shock Middlesbrough to reach League Cup semi-finals

Stephen Quinn started and Damien McCrory was on the bench as the League One side secured a memorable win

Napoli rejected €106 million Man United bid for star defender, claims chairman

The Red Devils were eager to recruit Kalidou Koulibaly, according to Aurelio De Laurentiis.

Third season syndrome strikes again: Where next for Jose Mourinho?

The Special One’s star has diminished after sackings by Chelsea and Man United, with his next move uncertain.

LA Galaxy receive Zlatan Ibrahimovic boost after unforgettable debut season

The 37-year-old scored 22 goals in 27 games for the club in 2018.

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Watch: Kevin De Bruyne marks comeback with stunning strike

The Belgian international, making his first start for six weeks, opened the scoring in Man City’s EFL Cup tie with Leicester.

'I have the best team-mates in the world in their positions and that makes everything easier'

After winning the European Golden Shoe for a fifth time, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi acknowledged his career has exceeded his expectations.

Liverpool's Klopp insists Man City are Premier League favourites

The German boss is in no doubt Pep Guardiola’s men are in the driving seat.

'I'd have a mirror put in the dressing room' - the football world reacts to Mourinho's departure

Football figures have their say following Manchester United’s sacking of Jose Mourinho.

United Arab Emirates side stun River Plate to reach Club World Cup final

Al Ain will face either Real Madrid or Kashima Antlers in the tournament’s climactic encounter.

Solskjaer looking likely to take United reins until the end of the season - reports

The Norwegian is set to take interim charge of former club United according to several reports in the UK.

Ex-Wasps star Wade struggling with NFL transition

‘You can either give up because it gets too hard or you can take a step back and just figure this out and keep pushing through.’

Chelsea chairman blames 'unpleasant' minority for shaming club

Uefa have launched an investigation into alleged racist chants during Chelsea’s Europa League clash against Vidi last week.

Pairc Ui Chaoimh directors to clarify cost of redevelopment, while work will take place on pitch

GAA president John Horan and Cork chairperson Tracey Kennedy released a joint statement.

How they stand: The state of play across the Champions Cup pools

Defending champions Leinster are in a strong position, Munster lead the way in their pool and Ulster are bidding to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in five years.

French midfielder Rabiot set for free transfer to Barca after PSG exit confirmed

The 23-year-old has reportedly agreed to swap the Parc des Princes for the Camp Nou.

Geordan Murphy appointed Leicester head coach despite poor run

‘It is a huge honour to be asked to be head coach at a club I know so well.’

Connacht bolster backline options with loan signing of Leinster's Daly

The 25-year-old will hope for more game time out west after an injury-hit two years.

Another one! Messi collects record fifth Golden Shoe award

He scored 34 goals in 68 games for Barcelona, finishing as the top goalscorer in Europe last season.

7 candidates who could become Man United's next permanent manager

The Reds Devils are looking to replace Jose Mourinho after his exit was announced this morning.

'There's no way that's random' - Kaepernick ally Reid takes aim at NFL after seventh drug test

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid took a knee alongside Colin Kaepernick when they were team-mates at the San Francisco 49ers.

'How can I say anything bad about him?': Klopp and Gerrard offer sympathies to Mourinho

Liverpool icons Jurgen Klopp and Steven Gerrard have praised Joe Mourinho in light of his sacking by Manchester United.

Pochettino says United not his business after 'good friend' Mourinho's sacking

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Mauricio Pochettino after sacking Jose Mourinho, but he is focused on Spurs.

Two Castres players face disciplinary hearings after Sunday's win over Munster

Rory Kockott and Marc-Antoine Rallier have both been cited.

Dundalk dominate shortlists for end-of-season awards

Stephen Kenny is up against three of his former Lilywhites players for SWAI Personality of the Year.

Huge step forward as Cricket Ireland announce professional contracts for women

Part-time deals will be initially offered in early 2019.

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