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Today’s News

Gatland's Wales dethrone All Blacks on top of the latest world rankings

The Grand Slam winners become just the fourth nation to occupy top spot.

'I think he's making a huge mistake' - Northern Ireland midfielder retires from international football at 28

Sheffield United’s Oliver Norwood earned 57 international caps but wants to concentrate on his club career.

Amateur champion Sugrue among Irish trio in Walker Cup team

Conor Purcell and Caolan Rafferty are also named in the GB and Ireland team to face USA next month.

Parisse set for record-equalling World Cup as O'Shea names Italy squad

Ian McKinley misses out on a place in the Azzurri’s squad for Japan.

The team that Joe built: Putting together a 2019 World Cup squad

We examine how Ireland’s head coach has developed a group of players to compete in Japan.

'We're talking about a country in which there are no human rights' - Trainer shares Ruiz's Saudi concerns

Manny Robles worries for his fighter’s personal safety in Saudi Arabia, where he is officially scheduled to rematch Anthony Joshua.

Argentina call up Brighton youngster Mac Allister for the first time

Manager Lionel Scaloni has named an inexperienced panel featuring seven uncapped players and no Lionel Messi.

Join us for The42's Rugby World Cup Preview Night with James Lowe and Scott Fardy

We’re heading back to the Liberty Hall Theatre in Dublin on Wednesday 4 September.

'Finally I return to my city': Balotelli joins newly promoted Brescia

The former Milan and Inter striker was a free agent, but returns home on a reported three-year contract.

Bayern loan Coutinho from Barca with option to buy for €120m

The German champions will pay the player’s wages and reserve the right to purchase him next summer.

Sheedy returns to the promised land, where it went wrong for Kilkenny and Callanan's goal rush

5 talking points after Tipperary’s 14-point hammering of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final.

'Always question marks' but Solskjaer adamant that Pogba will remain at Man United

‘I’ve got absolutely no concerns on Paul. For me, yeah, he’s going to stay.’

Ambition and 'a real honest conversation with Lamps' prompted Luiz to leave Chelsea

After learning of Frank Lampard’s “different ideas” for Chelsea’s defence, David Luiz chose to pursue a new challenge at Arsenal.

Liam Sheedy: 'We have some of the best players ever to wear that blue and gold jersey'

The Tipperary manager hailed his All-Ireland winners.

'It's a work in progress': Hawaiian prop makes first Leinster appearance

21-year-old Roman Salanoa came off the bench during Saturday’s pre-season defeat of Coventry.

Yesterday’s News

Here's The Sunday Game Hurling Team of the Year for 2019

Noel McGrath was picked as the panel’s Hurler of the Year, with Adrian Mullen named Young Hurler of the Year.

Tipperary star Noel McGrath named All-Ireland final man-of-the-match

Ronan Maher and Barry Heffernan were also nominated.

Shane Lowry just misses out on $15m FedEx Cup finale as Thomas wins BMW

Justin Thomas won the BMW Championship at Medinah by three shots from Patrick Cantlay.

PSG fall to shock defeat at Rennes with 16-year-old playing starring role Slip Up This post contains videos

PSG fall to shock defeat at Rennes with 16-year-old playing starring role

Angolan-born Eduardo Camavinga pulled the strings for Rennes.

'My second oldest brother was a Rovers fanatic... All I could see were the tears running down his face' Local Hero This post contains videos

'My second oldest brother was a Rovers fanatic... All I could see were the tears running down his face'

John Coady on fulfilling a boyhood dream and a difficult period at Chelsea.

'It took the referee a long, long time to make up his mind': Cody 'amazed' at Hogan's red card

Richie Hogan’s 33rd-minute dismissal had a major bearing on the outcome of the game.

'You don't make decisions based on emotions': Cormier not rushing retirement call

Cormier, 40, lost his UFC heavyweight title to Stipe Miocic last night.

Seven heaven for league leaders Peamount as Kilkenny hold Cork for precious second point

Megan Smyth-Lynch was on fire for Peamount with a hat-trick.

Phil Mickelson almost misses BMW tee time after his hotel is struck by lightning

The five-time Major winner said he had to leave his clubs and clothes behind when his hotel was evacuated.

Second Ashes Test ends in a draw as Australia hang on in the dying light

Australia hold a 1-0 series lead as the Ashes heads to Headingly next week.

Kilkenny player ratings: Donnelly's coming of age display a rare bright spark for Cats

How did you rate Kilkenny’s performance today?

Ndidi equaliser leaves Lampard waiting for his first win as Chelsea manager

Lampard avoids becoming the first Chelsea boss to lose his first league games since Gianluca Vialli 21 years ago.

Shefflin: 'Where is the common sense to this? I'm not saying it because it's Kilkenny' Red Card Reaction This post contains videos

Shefflin: 'Where is the common sense to this? I'm not saying it because it's Kilkenny'

The Cats great feels that the All-Ireland hurling final was ‘influenced majorly’ by Richie Hogan’s sending off.

'I have two very special girls. They gave me a card this morning that said, 'Dad, go and do it''

Liam Sheedy was joined by his family as Tipp kick-started their All-Ireland party.

Tipperary player ratings: Maher and Heffernan lead the way in heroic team performance

Here’s what we thought, but readers can also vote for each player on a rating of 1-10.

Who was man of the match in today's All-Ireland hurling final? Star Men This post contains a poll

Who was man of the match in today's All-Ireland hurling final?

There’s no shortage of candidates for the official award.

Tipp deadly duo Callanan and Bubbles combine for magical All-Ireland final goal Goals Win Games This post contains videos

Monaghan seal precious senior status for 2020 as Kerley's 1-11 sends Westmeath down

The Lake county head for the intermediate ranks.

'Everything we dreamed of': Callanan overjoyed as Tipp triumph

The brilliant forward heaped praise on the wider panel after his central role in today’s win over Kilkenny.

Tipperary power to All-Ireland glory to claim 14-point win over Kilkenny

A full house in Croke Park watched the Premier outfit triumph today.

Home favourite Meadow holds on to win World Invitational in Ballymena

The victory comes as the 27-year-old’s third as a pro.

McGoldrick's blushes spared as Blades defeat Crystal Palace

The Ireland striker spurned a point-blank opportunity before John Lundstram secured the win.

Red card or not: What did you make of that Richie Hogan sending off? All-Ireland Final This post contains videos

Red card or not: What did you make of that Richie Hogan sending off?

Kilkenny were a man down in the All-Ireland hurling final from the 33rd minute.

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