Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C
# Red Carpet
'It wasn't meant to cause offence. We didn't realise the uproar that'd come out of it'
It’s 20 years since Martin Johnson made his stand, as recalled by England legend Jason Leonard.
# Answers To Follow
Kerry injuries, Galway reaction and Mayo-Donegal icons depart
What can we expect from the top division this year?
# Competition
The URC is becoming a less forgiving place as Irish provinces feel more heat
Leinster have continued as before but the other three provinces are battling.
27th January 2023
# Up for the cup
Manchester City edge Premier League title rivals Arsenal out of FA Cup
Nathan Ake’s 64th-minute goal settled a tight contest.
# latest
Glen players named in Derry team, Kilmacud set to counter object
Conor Glass and Ethan Doherty are due to start tomorrow’s Allianz Football League opener against Limerick.
# another boost
Ulster swat understrength Stormers aside for first back-to-back wins since November
First tries in Ulster jerseys for Ben Moxham and Jeff Toomaga-Allen led Dan McFarland’s side to victory.
Connacht giants clash: 5 unmissable matches in the Allianz Leagues this weekend
Connacht giants clash: 5 unmissable matches in the Allianz Leagues this weekend
The Allianz Football Leagues get underway this weekend with no shortage of anticipation across all four divisions.
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# Selection
Sancho in contention for long-awaited Manchester United return in FA Cup
The England winger could be involved against Reading this weekend.
# Team news
5 All-Ireland starters for Kerry, McStay and O'Rourke name Mayo and Meath sides for league openers
The 2023 Allianz football league commences tomorrow.
# Tune in
Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
Plenty for fans to get stuck into over the next few days.
Waterford to play Munster hurling championship home games in Thurles
FBD Semple Stadium has been approved as the venue for Déise’s meetings with Limerick and Clare.
# punished
Fifa bans four Uruguay players over World Cup incidents
The Uruguayan football federation has also been fined €50,000 and handed a partial stadium closure for their next home match.
# the dyche is cast
Sean Dyche emerges as favourite for Everton job
The former Burnley boss could be confirmed in the next 24 hours.
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# heading stateside
2024 Copa America to be held in the United States
The announcement is part of a series of new collaborations between the North and South American football confederations.
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# Update
Ivan Nemer suspended over Cherif Traore Christmas banana gift
Italy international ‘deeply sorry for what happened’.
# Rugby Laws
RFU apologises for handling of tackle height decision
Union’s chief executive Bill Sweeney is potentially facing a no confidence vote from grassroots clubs.
# Transfer News
Competition for Ireland's Hodge as Wolves agree deal for Flamengo midfielder
Joao Gomes is set to join the Premier League club in a €17 million move.
# Blow
England's Elliot Daly ruled out of Six Nations through injury
Versatile back out for 12 weeks.
# Wanted
Arsenal launch €68 million bid for in-demand Brighton star
Chelsea have also been linked with a move for Moises Caicedo.
# Golf
Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed set up potential showdown in Dubai
Rivals found themselves a shot behind world No 1 amateur Ludvig Aberg and Ian Poulter.
# Italian Job
Donnelly set for 1st appearance of season as Munster name three academy forwards on bench
Fineen Wycherley returns at lock while John Ryan misses out on a farewell bow.
# Ready to go
Academy duo in line for debuts as Leinster prepare for Cardiff test
Youngsters Aitzol King and James Culhane make the bench for this weekend’s BKT United Rugby Championship match.
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# Team news
Jack Carty returns to lead Connacht against Lions
Out-half is just six points off Eric Elwood’s points-scoring record for the province.
# Talking Points
Dublin and Derry favourites, Cork's next step and aim for new managers
The second tier action commences tomorrow.
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# greece lightning
Djokovic breezes into Australian Open final meeting with Stefanos Tsitsipas
The third seed will face either nine-time champion Novak Djokovic or American Tommy Paul in the decider.
# waiting in the wings
'It is a weird one' - Parrott's injury comeback on ice for Cup tie against Tottenham
Parrott will have to watch on from the sidelines as Preston face his parent club.
# fin
Laporte resigns as president of French rugby after corruption scandal
The Frenchman is self-suspended from his role as World Rugby vice-chairman.
# Steering clear
Djokovic's father to skip Melbourne semi-final after Russian-flag controversy
‘I had no intention of being caught up in this,’ said Srdjan Djokovic, who was pictured posing with a fan holding a pro-Putin flag.
# hawaiian punch
'I had to learn the accents, the different slangs and lingos... especially with the Cork lads'
Roman Salanoa’s ‘fresh start’ at Munster is beginning to pay dividends for both player and province.
# Team news
11 of Galway's All-Ireland final side named to start against Mayo
The sides meet in Castlebar tomorrow night.
# Comment
Is Mahrez primed to inspire City surge with FA Cup magic against Arsenal?
Premier League’s top two meet in a fourth-round clash which could have far deeper ramifications for the season.
# On the box
TV Wrap: Joe Canning's Laochra Gael shows the tension between great talent and constant pressure
The Galway great was featured on TG4′s returning series last night.
# Settling in
Jason Jenkins on swapping Munster for Leinster and World Cup ambitions
The lock has made a big impact since moving from Limerick for Dublin last summer.
26th January 2023
# Copa del Rey
Madrid snatch derby victory against Atletico to reach Copa semis
Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior were both on target for Real in extra-time.
# not impressed
Hearts criticise Blackpool boss Mick McCarthy over 'disingenuous' comments
Hearts have hit out at McCarthy following his comments on their player, Toby Sibbick.
# Fallout
US Soccer crisis deepens as top team officials quit
Sporting Director Earnie Stewart is leaving to join PSV Eindhoven and General Manager Brian McBride has stood down from his role.
# business time
Ireland get to work in Portugal as the marginal Six Nations favourites
Andy Farrell’s squad will spend the next week at The Campus preparing for Wales.
# Early Exit
Kolo Toure sacked by Wigan after less than two months in charge
The former defender signed a three-and-a-half year deal when he took the job in November, but picked up only two points from seven league games.
# Paris 2024
Ukraine threaten Paris Olympics boycott if Russia take part
The International Olympic Committee have said ways to allow competitors from Russia and Belarus to take part should be “further explored”.