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Today’s News

Ireland captain Best backs Schmidt to lead the Lions in 2021

The Kiwi has been tipped to take charge of the Lions for the tour of South Africa.

4 senior inter-county GAA games on the Thursday night before Christmas

All-Ireland hurling champions Limerick and football finalists Tyrone are among the teams involved.

Luckless Farrell remains sidelined with thigh problem

Johann van Graan reported no fresh injury concerns from the defeat in Castres.

'Liverpool should be too good for Bayern' - McManaman and Garcia confident of progress

Jurgen Klopp’s men will take on the Bundesliga giants in the next round of the Champions League.

Eddie Brennan: 'I just can't understand why lads would not want to hurl for their county'

The new Laois manager has players unavailable to him for the 2019 season.

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'It's not football' - O'Driscoll calls for 'slide tackles' to be stamped out of rugby

Munster legend Alan Quinlan also branded Castres ‘a disgrace’ after their Heineken European Champions Cup win on Saturday.

Kearney to return to Leinster training this week after dead leg

The fullback missed the win over Bath with the issue, but will be assessed ahead of Saturday’s Pro14 meeting with Connacht.

Tough Spanish test for Celtic, Arsenal face trip to Belarus and Chelsea to meet Swedish side

The Europa League knockout games will take place on 7 and 14 February.

19-year-old Ajax captain beats Europe's top young talents to Golden Boy award

Matthijs de Ligt saw off competition from the likes of Roma winger Justin Kluivert, Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold and Milan forward Patrick Cutrone.

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Conor McGregor has motoring summons struck out in less than 10 seconds

The 30-year-old faced four traffic offences dating from an incident in July.

It’s the most open Super Bowl race in years - and NFL fans should be thrilled

At a time when we expect them to ramp up, some big teams are falling short writes Steve O’Rourke.

Liverpool drawn with Bayern Munich, Man United to play PSG in Champions League last-16

Holders Real Madrid face Ajax, Manchester City meet Schalke and Tottenham will take on Borussia Dortmund.

'Outstanding' O'Dowda hailed after scoring first goal in over a year Overdue This post contains videos

'Outstanding' O'Dowda hailed after scoring first goal in over a year

The Irish attacker hit a superb strike in the 2-2 draw with Norwich City over the weekend.

'Winning without desire is hard' - Henry's Monaco plunged deeper into crisis by impressive Lyon

A 3-0 defeat sees Monaco second from bottom in Ligue 1.

O'Loughlin's patience rewarded as he seizes his big chance in front of Schmidt

‘I would rather be playing any position in this team than a set position in another team.’

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Steelers stay ahead as Patriots lose AFC's second seed

The Pats aren’t having a good December.

Paddy Jackson in talks over possible move if Perpignan's relegation is sealed

The Catalan club are rooted to the bottom of the Top14 and are yet to win this season

The day child prodigy Tiger Woods appeared on national TV with legendary US actor Jimmy Stewart

An extract on the golf star’s early days explores his life as a sporting prodigy.

Cheika survives as Wallabies coach, Johnson appointed

Australia lost nine of their 13 Tests in 2018.

Leinster's quarter-final route opens up ahead of Toulouse showdown

Saturday’s six-try rout of Bath has made the path to a home quarter-final somewhat clearer for the defending champions.

Who can Liverpool, Spurs, City and United face in the Champions League round of 16?

The Premier League teams could come against some potentially tough opponents.

'We had a chance to really grab it by the neck, we weren't good enough to do it'

Missed opportunities in Castres mean Munster have ‘made it difficult for themselves,’ but they still lead the way in pool 2.

Yesterday’s News

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Majestic Messi has a hat-trick and two assists as Barcelona thrash Levante

Barcelona restore three-point lead at the top with 5-0 win.

Tour de France winner Thomas named BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Cyclist finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Harry Kane in public vote.

How bout them Bears? Chicago eliminate Packers to clinch first playoff place since 2010

Bears clinch NFC North divisional title with two games to spare.

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Is Roy Keane a good pundit?

The former Ireland assistant boss made a rare Sky Sports appearance for Sunday’s Liverpool-Man United fixture.

Ireland's Alison Miller makes rugby return 10 months after horrific ankle injury

Defending champions UL Bohemians and Railway Union are still neck and neck at the top of the Women’s AIL.

Former Ireland coach Craig Fulton celebrates Hockey World Cup win with Belgium

Fulton is Shane McLeod’s assistant coach with the Red Lions.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite pictures from the sporting week

Here’s how the last week looked through a lens.

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'Liverpool are streets ahead': Man United legends turn on Mourinho

The former Chelsea boss has overseen the club’s worst Premier League start after 17 games.

'I just screamed. I couldn't cope. It was a build-up of four years': Megan Connolly on a remarkable US triumph

The Republic of Ireland international discusses an incredible finale to her time in Florida and starting the next chapter.

Mourinho: All Manchester United can achieve is fourth

The Red Devils slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Premier League leaders Liverpool at Anfield today.

Shaqiri inspires Liverpool to first Anfield win over Man United since 2013

Two goals from the Swiss international helped the Reds regain their place at the Premier League’s summit.

Rangers bounce back from Europa League exit to go top of the Scottish Premiership

Steven Gerrard’s side beat Hamilton 1-0, after champions Celtic crashed to a surprise 2-0 defeat.

Former Man United defender scores hat-trick in Ajax win

Daley Blind was one of two men to find the net three times as the Dutch team registered their biggest home league win for over 17 years.

NBA star Curry apologises for suggesting moon landings were faked

The star told ESPN he was not being serious when he made those comments.

Dublin hurlers end the year on a high with victory over Offaly in Walsh Cup

Meanwhile, in the Dr McKenna Cup Section B Round 1, Armagh thrashed St Mary’s University College.

Rivals unite as Sean Cox fundraiser sees Meath overcome All-Ireland champions Dublin

The rival counties united to raise funds for Sean Cox, who was attacked before a Liverpool game in April.

Sensational Eden Hazard inspires Chelsea to hard-fought win

Chelsea closed the gap on third-place Tottenham as the Belgian international starred against Brighton.

Paul Pogba left on bench for Liverpool-Man United clash

The World Cup winner has been criticised for some of his performances this season.

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