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Today’s News

Jurgen Klopp open to more new faces as he prepares to welcome Thiago Alcantara

Champions are poised to move in the transfer market.

'Putting 5,000 fans into the Aviva Stadium is actually a cost'

IRFU chief warns ‘existence of professional rugby in Ireland’ is under threat in 2021 as sporting bodies seek government help.

Mourinho slams football's top brass as Spurs face fixture chaos

Spurs are fighting on all fronts this season.

Two European debutants start as Sexton returns for Leinster's crunch clash with Saracens

Sean Cronin also earns the nods after the line-out struggles against Ulster.

Cooney recalled but Coetzee misses out as Ulster eye up semi-final spot

Dan McFarland has made four changes to the side that were defeated by Leinster in last week’s Pro14 final.

Juventus parting with Higuain to cost €18.3 million

The former Real Madrid and Napoli forward is reportedly set to join David Beckham’s Major League Soccer franchise Inter Miami.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains tight-lipped on pursuit of Dortmund's Sancho

The 20-year-old England international has been in the Old Trafford giants’ crosshairs all summer.

Steven Gerrard: Alfredo Morelos not yet on same level as Rangers great

The star is just one goal behind the club’s European scoring record set by Ally McCoist.

Tottenham could face Chelsea, Liverpool handed tricky tie in Carabao Cup fourth round

The draw was made prior to next week’s third-round ties in order to give clubs and broadcasters maximum time to prepare.

Ireland U21 striker set for extended lay-off after being injured in league debut for Ipswich Town

Aaron Drinan had finally made a breakthrough at Portman Road.

'Michael O'Neill pinned my article to the dressing room wall to fire up his players'

Conan Byrne learned the hard way that giving your opinion in the media isn’t always warmly received.

No.1 pick Burrow impresses again but Bengals beaten by Browns NFL

No.1 pick Burrow impresses again but Bengals beaten by Browns

The quarterback threw for three touchdowns, while Baker Mayfield pulled the strings at the other end.

Miami Heat come from behind to burn Boston Celtics again for 2-0 NBA series lead Turn It Up This post contains videos

Miami Heat come from behind to burn Boston Celtics again for 2-0 NBA series lead

In the Eastern Conference, Heat move closer and closer towards the NBA finals.

22-year-old Hume shining for Ulster as he knuckles down to show potential

The outside centre scored an excellent try in last weekend’s Pro14 final against Leinster.

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IRFU losses due to Covid expected to exceed €30 million this year

The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee will hear concerns from sports organisations today about their financial viability.

Ex-Connacht man Ahki wary of threat Ulster's McCloskey poses to Toulouse

The New Zealander enjoyed his time in Galway but has thrived with the Top 14 club.

Yesterday’s News

Rory McIlroy makes strong start at US Open in hunt for overdue major

The Northern Irishman is bidding to claim a first title since the 2014 US PGA Championship.

Gary O'Neill hails Milan's quality and reveals Ibrahimovic's 'lovely touch'

The Milan striker gave his shirt to Aaron Greene’s son after his side’s 2-0 win at Tallaght.

Unorthodox role for Ireland's Jayson Molumby in rare Brighton start

The Seagulls eased past Portsmouth to book a place in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Bradley's main emotion is pride as Rovers are beaten by Milan

The Rovers manager was impressed by his sides performance, sentiments shared by Stefano Pioli and Paolo Maldini.

Irish teenager Collins helps Stoke City dump Wolves out of the Carabao Cup

The 19-year-old defender started for the Potters tonight, as did his compatriot James McClean.

Zlatan on target as classy Milan see off committed Shamrock Rovers

The Italians were 2-0 winners in the Europa League tonight.

Dundalk defy Andy Boyle's dismissal to advance in the Europa League

The Lilywhites overcame Inter d’Escaldes in Andorra this evening thanks to a goal from David McMillan.

Debut delight for Irish defender Dunne despite McGoldrick's early opener

Burnley eliminated Sheffield United from the Carabao Cup after a penalty shootout at Turf Moor.

Shane Duffy’s Celtic move gets Stephen Kenny seal of approval

The defender has joined the Hoops on loan from Brighton.

2017 Gold Cup winner Sizing John retired following latest injury setback

The 10-year-old was due to run at Listowel on Sunday.

Top Georgia rugby official arrested for shooting player

The bizarre incident comes less than two months before the Lelos, 12th in the world rankings, start their Autumn Nations Cup campaign.

Tottenham survive big scare in Europa League

Spurs named a strong team in Bulgaria but were facing an embarrassing loss.

Rangers roll over Lincoln Red Imps under Rock of Gibraltar

Steven Gerrard’s team progress to the Europa League third qualifying round.

Sam Bennett extends green jersey lead at Tour de France

The Irish star stretched his advantage over Peter Sagan to 52 points.

RTÉ to screen Ireland's crucial Euros qualifier with Germany

A win would provide a major boost to Vera Pauw’s side.

Glentoran defend signing of convicted sex offender Jay Donnelly

The striker served a three-month prison sentence last year for distributing an indecent image of a child.

Patrick Reed bounces in a hole in one at the US Open Winged Foot This post contains videos

Patrick Reed bounces in a hole in one at the US Open

The American made the shot on the seventh hole — a 165-yard par-3 — of today’s opening round.

Ballincollig's quarter-final with Nemo postponed despite clearance following positive Covid test

Though the club will resume activity tomorrow, HSE regulations would have left them without several players for Sunday’s clash.

Clones misses out on Ulster Championship final over floodlight issue

The Ulster final will take place on 22 November but no decision has been made on the venue yet.

Gareth Bale set to top list of Premier League’s biggest earners

The Real Madrid forward is reportedly on €545,000 per week and, if he rejoins Spurs, will head a list currently topped by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

'It came on BBC News: 'In Ireland today, a team of postmen, butchers and bakers drew 0-0 with AC Milan'' Looking Back This post contains videos

'It came on BBC News: 'In Ireland today, a team of postmen, butchers and bakers drew 0-0 with AC Milan''

Athlone Town earned a famous draw when the Italians played them at St Mel’s Park in 1975.

71-year-old Middlesbrough boss Warnock tests positive for Covid-19

The vastly-experienced manager will be spending a period in isolation.

PSG defender handed six-match ban while Neymar suspended for punch as racism investigation opens

It is alleged that Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez used racial slurs, while Angel Di Maria has been accused of spitting.

Liverpool agree fee with Bayern Munich for Thiago Alcantara - report

The Premier League champions will pay €30 million for the Spanish midfielder’s services.

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