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# Shock

This year
2023
'We believe we can turn over Ireland... a lot of the pressure will be on them'
Gregor Townsend and his players won’t be short of motivation this weekend.
Oman defeat Ireland in stunning World Cup qualifier upset
Oman won by five wickets in what was their first-ever victory over a Test nation in an ODI.
PGA Tour and LIV announce bombshell merger
A shock announcement has announced an abrupt end to a deep feud in professional golf.
Saudi-backed LIV Golf to join with PGA Tour and DP World Tour in bombshell merger
A shock announcement has brought an abrupt end to a deep feud in professional golf.
Ronnie O'Sullivan stunned as he's dumped out of World Championships
Belgian Luca Brecel produced a remarkable comeback to win seven successive frames having trailed 10-6.
Ronnie O'Sullivan stunned as he's dumped out of World Snooker Championships
Belgian Luca Brecel produced a remarkable comeback to win seven successive frames having trailed 10-6.
Heavyweight contender Joe Joyce suffers crushing defeat to Zhang in London
It was a sensational away win over a fellow Olympic silver medallist for Joyce’s 39-year-old Chinese opponent.
Aston Villa stunned as they're dumped out by League Two Stevenage
Dean Campbell’s 90th-minute winner came just two minutes after Jamie Reid levelled from the spot.
Last year
2022
Tunisia stun much-changed France but bow out of World Cup
French-born Wahbi Khazri scored the only goal of the game.
Crisis-hit Juventus suffer humiliating early Champions League elimination
A difficult start to the campaign has resulted in calls for coach Massimiliano Allegri to depart.
France star Vakatawa forced to retire from rugby aged 30
The talismanic back has been forbidden from continuing his professional career in France on medical grounds.
Major upset sees Cork City's 24-game unbeaten run come to an end
Treaty United earned a surprise 2-0 win at Turner’s Cross.
Austria dump Norway out and book Euros quarter-final clash with Germany
Nicola Billa’s first-half header secured a 1-0 win, the Austrians’ first over the Norwegians.
Ireland's Sam Bennett misses out on Tour de France spot again
Ryan Mullen has also been left off Bora-Hansgrohe’s eight-man team.
Nakosi sparks crucial score as Castres upset rivals Toulouse to reach Top 14 final
They will face either Bordeaux-Begles or Montpellier in the final after tonight’s 24-18 victory over the reigning champions.
Hogg and Russell out of Scotland squad for South America tour
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend says he hopes Stuart Hogg will continue to captain Scotland upon his international return.
13-man Tyrone stunned as Derry outgun reigning Ulster and All-Ireland champions
Healy Park hosted the Ulster SFC quarter-final.
Barca's top-four finish in danger after shock defeat to strugglers Cadiz
The relegation battlers won 1-0 at Camp Nou.
Frankfurt stun Barcelona to reach Europa League semis
Barca were strong favourites to win at home against a side sitting ninth in the Bundesliga.
Benfica stun Ajax to reach Champions League quarter-finals
Darwin Nunez headed home in the 77th minute to seal Benfica’s passage to the last eight for the first time since 2016.
Nantes inflict surprise defeat on Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain
It was their first league loss since early October.
Bundesliga leaders Bayern slump to 4-2 defeat at Bochum
Bayern conceded four goals in the first half for the first time in a Bundesliga match since 1975.
Msakni strikes as Tunisia upset Nigeria in Africa Cup of Nations
Tunisia squeezed into the knockout phase among the four best third-placed teams
Lewis Grabban’s late strike sees Nottingham Forest dump Arsenal out of FA Cup
Arsenal, 14-time winners, produced a disjointed performance which got what it deserved.
All time
'I saw 89 missed calls...You’ll be named today as failing a drugs test'
Read an extract from Unbroken’ by Aidan O’Mahony.
Amanda Nunes defeated in one of the biggest upsets in UFC history
Julianna Pena stunned the two-division champion in Las Vegas.
Ireland goalkeeper stars as Reading enjoy first WSL win over Chelsea
Grace Moloney kept a clean sheet against the champions, who had scored in 59 consecutive league games before today.
Pep Guardiola’s landmark ruined as Crystal Palace punish 10-man Manchester City
Wilfried Zaha and Conor Gallagher made Guardiola’s 200th Premier League match one to forget for the Spaniard.
Emma Raducanu reaches US Open final with straight sets defeat of Maria Sakkari
The Kent teenager is the first qualifier – male or female – to reach the final of a grand slam tournament.
'She's done rowing in Ireland proud and she can hold her head high knowing what she's done'
Rowing team chief Fearghal O’Callaghan reflected on a ‘bittersweet’ day.
'I still don't have my head around it' - Murray honoured to be Lions captain
The 32-year-old said Alun Wyn Jones offered him a few words of advice last night.
Atlanta Hawks stun Philadelphia 76ers to advance to Eastern Conference finals
The Hawks face the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.
Here's the goal that left Ireland stunned tonight
Gerson Rodrigues’ fine finish earned Luxembourg a famous win.
Thiem shocked as Osaka, Williams survive at Australian Open
Thiem fell to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrovin in straight sets.
Real Madrid's title challenge in crisis after defeat to Levante
Atletico can go 10 points clear at the top of La Liga tomorrow.
'So, says Jim, you’re travelling on Saturday. I nearly fall off the chair. ‘What?!’'
Bernard Brogan describes the run-up to last year’s All-Ireland final.
'We’ve beaten Dublin before and have no fear of them' - Orchard eye another Gaelic games upset
Armagh face the three-in-a-row All-Ireland champions in today’s semi-final – and the underdog tag suits them just fine.
Underdogs Cavan stun Donegal to end 23 years of hurt in Ulster
Mickey Graham’s side won by four points in the Athletic Grounds.
Argentina produce massive upset result with first-ever win over the All Blacks
Nicolas Sanchez scored all of the Pumas’ points in a 25-15 win in Sydney.
Lucan Sarsfields stun Kilmacud Crokes in Dublin hurling quarter-final
They’ll play Cuala in the Dublin SHC semi-final.