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Thursday 21 September, 2017

'I do not think the situation is delicate' - Zidane urges calm

The reigning La Liga champions have slipped seven points behind leaders and rivals Barcelona.

Man United defender 'wasn't strong enough' for Birmingham

Gary Rowett admits his staff made a mistake when assessing the merits of Victor Lindelof.

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Toddler hospitalised after being struck by 105 mph baseball at Yankees game

The incident has led to further calls for protective netting to be introduced throughout the MLB.

Mourinho suggests English football would be better off without the League Cup

The Manchester United boss won the competition last season, but believes players would be fresher if they didn’t have to take part in it.

'That's where real tragedy and devastation take place, not on the field of dreams'

Mayo manager Frank Browne on the burning desire to guide his side to All-Ireland glory, and using football to deal with loss.

Openside Butler excited at challenge facing him and Connacht

‘The emphasis is on guys taking ownership.’

'If you were in the last minute of an All-Ireland, what would you do?' - Kilkenny discusses black card

Ciaran Kilkenny wasn’t giving too much away about his duel with Lee Keegan.

Henshaw set to return against Edinburgh ahead of crunch month for Leinster

The centre hasn’t played since tearing his pectoral muscle on Lions duty back in June.

Holland heaps praise on 'Bakkies Botha type' Kleyn

Munster’s second row stalwart can feel the makings of an effective partnership with the South African.

Here are the players who make the shortlist for the Footballer of the Year awards

McCarthy, Moran, Cluxton and Clarke are in the running.

13 for Dublin and 12 for Mayo in 2017 All-Star football nominations

Tyrone, Kerry, Kildare, Down, Roscommon, Armagh, Monaghan and Donegal also have nominees.

Real Madrid's 73-game scoring run comes to an end with shock last-gasp defeat to Betis

Zinedine Zidane’s side failed to score for the first time in nearly two years and have failed to win their last three home matches.

Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Forgotten man Luke Shaw returns for Man United as Rashford and Martial star in easy win

The left-back made a first appearance since April as Jose Mourinho’s side breezed past Burton Albion.

For the first time in over three years, Jack Wilshere played 90 minutes for Arsenal tonight

The Gunners just about sneaked past Doncaster in the League Cup.

On his first start since December, Man City's Ilkay Gundogan forced off with another injury

It’s been a long road back for the German since suffering knee ligament damage last season.

'You know it's Mayo when they're tackling you': O'Sullivan hails strength and resolve of losing finalists

‘The resilience that this team has built up over the last number of years is really the difference coming through those hard battles.’

'The latest staggering, embarrassing and sinister episode in a long-running soap opera'

Mark Sampson’s dismissal reflects incredibly poorly on him but also on the organisation who has repeatedly stood by him.

Ex-Tottenham midfielder says he has nothing to prove at Barcelona

Paulinho was in bullish mood after scoring his second goal for the Catalan club.

'It's all rumours': Kerry star David Clifford brushes off Australian interest

The 18-year-old is looking forward to playing for Fossa and East Kerry for the rest of the year.

Nigeria look to woo England starlet Abraham

The 19-year-old is currently on loan from Chelsea to Swansea City at club level.

The hectic lifestyle of an anaesthetist aiming to numb Dublin's All-Ireland pain

All-Star Noelle Healy plays in her fourth consecutive All-Ireland final for Dublin this weekend.

Old questions remain as baseball hits new record for home runs

Last night saw the MLB season top 5,694 home runs, surpassing the steroid era mark that had stood since 2000.

Pen to paper for Galway's All-Ireland winning hurling speech with the help of his mother

Galway’s winning captain has appreciated the victory.

Jose Mourinho similar to 'no-nonsense' Brian Clough, says legend's son

The Derby and Nottingham Forest legend is akin to the Portuguese coach, according to one of the people that knew him best.

'Unacceptable' Sampson sacked as England Women's manager

Dropped striker Eni Aluko accused Mark Sampson of making a racist Ebola remark, while another controversy has since surfaced.

Irish players caught up in confusion and uncertainty regarding North American lower leagues

The future of the NASL is up in the air and that’s bad news for everyone involved.

Atletico Madrid's brand new 68,000-seater stadium will host next season's Champions League final

Azerbaijan’s capital Baku is set to stage the 2019 Europa League final, meanwhile.

'After this incident, I was not OK... We are human beings' - Mané wants to apologise to Ederson

The Senegal forward saw red after he caught Ederson in the face earlier this month.

Chelsea are being investigated by Fifa over their recruitment of young players

World football’s governing body has opened an inquiry into the Blues’ youth transfer policy.

Boxing legend Jake LaMotta, the 'Raging Bull', dies aged 95

The final bell has tolled for the Bronx Bull.

Clubs reportedly table plan to cut 6 Nations by a week for England and France

The RFU is ‘considering’ a plan to take a rest week out of the Six Nations for English and French clubs.

'It’s still raw, hugely disappointing' - Coping with Waterford's All-Ireland setback

Captain Kevin Moran on the loss to Galway and the future of his manager.

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Megan Campbell's insanely long throws can help take Ireland's footballers to greater heights

The Man City defender played a key role in her side’s win over Northern Ireland.

'The trigger was the beer can being thrown': Alleged assailant of 800m world champ points the finger

Pierre-Ambroise Bosse says the August attack that ended his season was unprovoked. The man accused of it disagrees.

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Bundesliga midfielder under investigation after making obscene gesture

Germany’s football association are looking into the incident involving Augsburg captain Daniel Baier.

Hughton 'really pleased' after Deise duo start in Brighton's midfield

“Everybody has just been blown away by me and Dessie because we’re from the same place.”

Benzema signs new Real Madrid deal with a reported €1 billion buyout clause

The Frenchman is extending his stay with the European champions until the summer of 2021.

O'Leary heads for the Championship after three seasons with Connacht

The Irish-born Canadian international out-half joined Connacht from Grenoble in 2014.

Non-league footballer who tweeted about Harry Arter's dead daughter given a 'second chance'

Alfie Barker has found himself a new club after his seven-month FA ban ended.