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Today’s News

Paige VanZant marks her UFC return with a stunning second-round KO of Bec Rawlings

The 22-year-old’s jumping switch kick to the head of Rawlings was the highlight of the night.

Sam Allardyce attempted to select Frenchman Steven N'Zonzi for upcoming England squad

The midfielder’s 32-minute cameo for France Under-21s in 2009 makes him ineligible for the Three Lions.

Former Sunderland striker Daryl Murphy seals move to Rafa Benitez's Newcastle

The Ireland international has signed a two-year deal.

Why Michael Fennelly shouldn't watch Brad Pitt in Troy! It's the sporting tweets of the week

Shay Given, Olive Loughnane and Razor Ruddock also make our latest list of favourites.

Australia job not under threat, insists Michael Cheika

The Wallabies have now lost six Tests in a row.

Grand Slam, Schmidt and Rebels: Toolan's journey leads to Melbourne

Eoin Toolan is the head performance analyst of Super Rugby’s Melbourne Rebels.

Bad news, Cowboys fans: Tony Romo is facing up to 10 weeks on the sidelines

Bad news, Cowboys fans: Tony Romo is facing up to 10 weeks on the sidelines

Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott is expected to start the season opener against the New York Giants.

Hansen denies ref meeting ahead of Wallabies clash

The All Blacks chief met with assistant referee Jaco Peyper before New Zealand beat Australia, but not with Romain Poite.

What sort of shape are the Ireland squad in ahead of next week's World Cup qualifier?

How Shane Long and all the other Boys in Green squad members have fared since the start of the season.

Tennis balls to pitbulls: How Lam and Ellis made Connacht skills the envy of everyone

“We have a saying in Connacht that we share the workload. It’s not about getting forwards and wrecking them so they can’t run with 20 minutes to go.”

The dysfunction of the Olympics, clotted-up blood and the week's best sportswriting

Also, pondering what happens when Roger Federer’s ageless body finally gives up and the increased violence in wrestling.

Is it inappropriate timing for Robbie Keane's send-off and more Ireland-Oman questions

Plus, why do Ireland love playing Oman in friendlies?

'A journey for perfection I'll never reach the end of': Martin Tyler on the art of football commentary

The definitive football voice on technique, coaching in the Conference and tears after that Sergio Aguero goal.

From Irishman Kevin Mallon has been released on bail from Rio prison Tickets

Irishman Kevin Mallon has been released on bail from Rio prison

Mallon had been at Rio’s Bangu prison along with former OCI President Pat Hickey.

Poll: Who do you think will win today's All-Ireland football semi-finals? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win today's All-Ireland football semi-finals?

Kerry’s senior and minor footballers take on Dublin and Kildare respectively for a place in the All-Ireland final.

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Kroos winner rescues Real Madrid, Atletico slump continues Review This post contains videos

Kroos winner rescues Real Madrid, Atletico slump continues

The European champions now lead their opponents in May’s Champions League final by four points.

Late drama sees Argentina earn first-ever home win over South Africa

The hosts were temporarily reduced to 14 men when tighthead prop Ramiro Herrera was sin-binned.

Jurgen Klopp defends benching Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool were not helped out by the officials at Tottenham, said manager Jurgen Klopp after an entertaining 1-1 draw.

Everton fan passes away after taking ill at Goodison Park RIP

Everton fan passes away after taking ill at Goodison Park

A 51-year-old man has died, the club have confirmed.

Ireland U21 international Dylan Connolly stars as Bray hold Derry in pulsating draw

Connolly grabbed both goals for Bray at a wet Carlisle Grounds.

Impressive Ian Madigan display not enough to rescue Bordeaux in Toulouse

The Irish rugby star was sprung from the bench following an injury to Lionel Beauxis.

Ireland's Ciara Mageean recovers from her Olympics disappointment in stunning fashion

The Portaferry runner knocked five seconds off her personal best tonight

Sligo snatch sensational stoppage-time winner against Galway in the Connacht derby

Dave Robertson’s side edge past the Tribesman at the Showgrounds.

Faith in Rooney rewarded and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Harry Kane’s August slump strikes again, as Liverpool draw with Spurs.

Last-gasp free-kick sends Dublin into All-Ireland final after dramatic encounter against Mayo

Dublin will play the winners of the semi-final between Cork and Monaghan which takes place next Saturday.

A familiar face popped up with a winner as Juventus made it two from two in Italy

Gonzalo Higuain had to contend with a spot on the bench again as they beat Lazio 1-0 in Rome.

Mick McCarthy confirms Ireland striker Daryl Murphy will move to Newcastle United

Murphy could be replaced at Portman Road by another Irish striker.

5 talking points as Jim Gavin and Eamon Fitzmaurice lock horns once again

A hugely tactical battle awaits in the third championship meeting between these managers.

Moolick goal clinches extra-time win for Kildare in thrilling semi-final

The Lilywhites will face Clare or Tipperary in the ladies intermediate football final on 25 September.

Last-gasp Rashford goal sees United break Hull hearts

A brilliant defensive display saw Mike Phelan’s side almost earn a point.

Another excellent round puts Paul Dunne in contention in Denmark

Shane Lowry also followed up his outstanding 65 yesterday with a two-under 69.

Injury could scupper James McCarthy's exit plans as surgery may be required

The Irish midfielder was left out of the Everton squad for today’s 1-0 win over Stoke.

A new Bundesliga season and it was business as usual for one of Europe's best strikers

Rivals Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski were exchanging some messages before and after.

As it happened: Hull City v Manchester United, Premier League

The two sides met at the KCOM Stadium with 100% records from their first two Premier League fixtures.

Chelsea maintain 100% record, as Arsenal and Leicester earn first wins

The Gunners overcame Watford 3-1, while the Foxes beat Swansea 2-1.

Teenager Donnarumma becomes youngest Italian to win senior call-up in over 100 years

The 17-year-old only made his AC Milan debut last October.

'I won't be watching the All-Ireland final, I'll be golfing or something' - Davy Fitzgerald

The Clare boss opened up in a season-long radio documentary by RTÉ.

Liverpool preparing €13 million bid for Borussia Dortmund teenager - reports

Christian Pulisic is a 17-year-old USA international.

NFL star refuses to stand for US anthem in protest against 'a country that oppresses black people'

‘There are bodies everywhere’, said 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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