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Today’s News

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 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.

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.’

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.

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.

Gary Neville: 'The sacking of Jose Mourinho is a result of what happened last summer'

And Neville feels Mauricio Pochettino is the ideal candidate to replace him.

Back to the capital for Kidney's London Irish as new home venue plans confirmed

The Exiles will leave Reading’s Madejski Stadium to share with Brentford from the start of the 2020/21 season.

Saints move closer to securing home advantage in NFL playoffs after edging out Panthers

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are one win away from clinching the top seed in the NFC.

Clare native joins Limerick coaching setup for All-Ireland hurling defence in 2019 season

Aonghus O’Brien will work under John Kiely next year.

Jose Mourinho sacked as Manchester United manager

Mourinho dismissed in the wake of Sunday’s 3-1 defeat against rivals Liverpool.

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Robertson: 'Unbelievable' Alisson will bounce back from mistake against United

‘We can’t moan about it. He has dug us out, we are still in the Champions League because of him.’

'He's a prime example of everything that’s wrong at Manchester United' - Ince blasts Lingard

The former Manchester United midfielder has also criticised the England international’s decision to start a new clothing line.

'Rotten to the core' - Galway GAA under fire as damning financial mismanagement outlined

Treasurer Michael Burke led the way at last night’s heated convention.

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Five-time World champion Van Barneveld 'lost for words' as he crashes out at Ally Pally

The Dutchman was stunned by Lithuanian Darius Labanauskas at the first hurdle.

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History-making Curry and Durant lead Warriors while Harden sparkles with 47 points

A look back on last night’s best NBA action.

'Winning is a habit,' says Heffernan as Connacht aim to extend 5-game winning run

Leinster won’t present an easy sixth win on the trot for the Westerners.

Van Graan proud of Munster's discipline in Castres

The South African will have to shuffle his line-up for the upcoming Christmas inter-pros.

'That is the ambition': Leinster scrum coach Fogarty ready to step up if Ireland come calling

Greg Feek will join Joe Schmidt through Ireland’s exit door after next year’s World Cup.

Yesterday’s News

Lampard's Derby retain Brian Clough Trophy after tense stalemate in East Midlands derby

Derby County and Nottingham Forest settled for a goalless draw at Pride Park on Monday night.

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