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Today’s News

Chloe and Sam Magee win first ever medal for Ireland at European badminton championships

The Donegal pair overcame opponents from Poland in today’s quarter-final.

Lukaku and co provide Chelsea's biggest stumbling block and the Premier League talking points

There’s also a North London derby on a busy Sunday of football.

France great Dusautoir to say final goodbye to rugby at Kingspan Stadium

The Tolouse star will line out for the Barbarians.

Who to back in the North London Derby and more Premier League bets to consider

Plus, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard to be first goalscorer against Everton on Sunday.

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Maria Sharapova eases into semis in Stuttgart following doping ban return

Sharapova has yet to drop a set in the tournament.

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'It's a place we'll never forget': Pat Lam reflects on his time with Connacht

The Connacht head coach guided the province to Pro12 glory last year.

Legendary Roscommon GAA figure Donie Shine Snr has sadly passed away RIP

Legendary Roscommon GAA figure Donie Shine Snr has sadly passed away

Shine led his club Clann na nGael to six straight Connacht titles in the 1980s and ’90s.

Connacht legend Eric Elwood succeeds Carolan as academy manager

The province’s former head coach will play a key developmental role.

'I just hope I left the odd mark along the way' - ex-Munster player Coughlan set to retire

The former Munster number eight has called time on his playing career.

Paddy Durcan's cousin and All-Ireland schools winners start for Mayo minors against Galway

Mayo take on the Tribesmen in the Connacht quarter-final on Sunday at 2.30pm.

Dejan Lovren has signed a four-year deal at Liverpool worth close to €120k a week

The 27-year-old, who moved to Anfield in the summer of 2014, is the latest player to extend his commitment with the Anfield side

Venue confirmed! Derry City will play their Europa League games in Sligo

The Candystripes have found their new home for European football this summer.

Tipperary appeal against 'severe injustice' of Forde ban to be heard next week

Forde was handed the proposed suspension after the clash with Wexford boss Davy Fitzgerald.

Lam rings changes as he bids farewell to Sportsground

There are welcome returns to action for Marnitz Boshoff, Darragh Leader and Cian Kelleher.

McCloskey starts as Ulster face make or break trip to Ospreys

Chris Henry and Jared Payne remain injured as the northern province attempt to snatch the fourth play-off place out of Ospreys’ claws.

With illegal streams on the rise and viewer numbers falling, is it time for a Spotify for sport?

Streaming is doing for football fans what file-sharing once did for music buyers, writes Tommy Martin.

10 changes to Munster side seeking home Pro12 semi as victorious 'A' players included

A win over Treviso tomorrow would guarantee that outcome.

A beautifully-moustached Patrick Osborne helped the Highlanders run riot Super Rugby This post contains videos

A beautifully-moustached Patrick Osborne helped the Highlanders run riot

The Stormers shipped nine tries in Dunedin this morning.

Dublin make one change for All-Ireland final while Galway keep semi-final goalscorer on the bench

The sides meet tomorrow at O’Connor Park in Tullamore.

Ex-Ireland U20s prop Betts playing in Australia but will return to Leicester

The 20-year-old prop is gaining experience on the other side of the world.

Sickening cheap-shot punch in French rugby league broke referee's jaw Disgrace This post contains videos

Sickening cheap-shot punch in French rugby league broke referee's jaw

Forget rugby, there’s no place in any sport for players reacting like this.

Garrett 1st pick of NFL Draft, but Trubisky leads night of QB drama

Myles Garrett was the obvious choice for the Cleveland Browns, but the Bears climbed their way up to take a quarterback at number two.

Veteran Tony Parker at his most efficient as Spurs finish off Grizzlies Game 6 This post contains videos

Veteran Tony Parker at his most efficient as Spurs finish off Grizzlies

In Milwaukee, the Raptors saw off the Bucks to take their place alongside LeBron James’ Cavaliers in the second round.

Marking Colm Cooper, continuing to improve at 29 and adapting to Kerry's new-found aggression

Philly McMahon reflects his rivalry with the departing Kerry legend, and also looks to the future.

'My vision is achieving excellence and to inspire our athletes to seek it on a consistent basis'

Bernard Dunne is leaving his backroom role with All-Ireland champions Dublin to take over Irish boxing’s high performance unit.

'Plenty of encouraging signs' from Leinster's Porter after switch to tighthead

The 21-year-old first burst onto the scene as a loosehead prop.

'I wasn’t that fast before I broke my leg but when I came back I was like Usain Bolt!'

Bray Wanderers winger Dylan Connolly has been one of the players lighting up the league this season.

Kieran Marmion explains how his Ireland and Connacht roles are different

Passing, sniping, kicking, defending and organising are all key parts of playing at nine.

IABA's appointment of Bernard Dunne the 'perfect' call

Katie Taylor has backed the new High Performance director to thrive in the role.

'He’s not allowed be part of training': Chin believes Davy Fitz will keep distance from Wexford camp

The Wexford boss has been banned from ‘all GAA activity’ until June 11.

Yesterday’s News

'Destroyed' rugby player's career ended by Paris attacks

Aristide Barraud, who played at fly-half or scrum-half for Italian club Mogliano, was advised to give up the sport.

Good news for Irish star as Notts County players allowed to join new clubs

Louise Quinn and others were left in limbo following news that the club’s women’s team was liquidated.

Mourinho: 'It's a bit of a red card and a bit of a very smart, very experienced Argentinian player'

The Manchester United boss has been speaking about Marouane Fellaini’s sending off.

Diarmuid Connolly helped St Vincent's to a big win in the Dublin SHC tonight

Elsewhere former Dublin skipper John McCaffrey enjoyed an opening round victory with Lucan Sarsfields.

'It's there, it's close, it's very close... what a shot this is!' - Ken Doherty Sensational This post contains videos

'It's there, it's close, it's very close... what a shot this is!' - Ken Doherty

Mark Selby hit the ‘mother of all doubles’ in tonight’s semi-final with Ding Junhui at the Crucible.

Ex-Newcastle winger arrested as part of tax fraud investigation

Former midfielder Sylvain Marveaux, who joined Brittany outfit Lorient last year, is among those in hot water.

City left frustrated as 10-man United hold on in Manchester Derby

The race for a top-four spot remains in the balance after tonight’s game at the Etihad Stadium.

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Spurs fan attacked by fellow supporter after 'being mistaken for Chelsea fan'

Doctors are concerned the 23-year-old may have sustained lasting damage to his eyesight.

'There's huge motivation from having so many people writing you off'

Dundalk skipper Stephen O’Donnell says the champions are driven by doubts from their detractors.

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