The Leicester striker will be hitting training hard ahead of the Arsenal game, and was only too pleased to let Piers know.

Dublin inflict Mayo's second league defeat in fiery encounter

Stephen Rochford's Mayo fell to their second defeat of their Division 1 season as four Dean Rock points gave Dublin victory at MacHale Park.

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Saturday's football: The poorly manager, a tough debut and a win for Villa

Leicester City extended their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League while Tottenham Hotspur rose to second thanks to respective wins over Manchester City ...

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Jamie Vardy signs new deal with Leicester

Leicester have announced Jamie Vardy has signed a new deal until 2019.

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Saints hold on for win despite having Victor Wanyama sent off

Southampton held on to an early goal from Maya Yoshida to edge out West Ham 1-0 despite Victor Wanyama’s red card.

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England edge past Scots in Six Nations opener

England launched the Eddie Jones era by emerging from a tricky RBS 6 Nations opener against Scotland at Murrayfield with a 15-9 victory founded on a dominant second ...

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Jurgen Klopp has had his appendix removed

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has undergone a successful operation to remove his appendix, it is understood.

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Extra time was needed to decide the hurling semi between Na Piarsaigh and Oulart-The Ballagh

St. Patrick’s Day beckons for Na Piarsaigh after an extra-time epic against Oulart-The Ballagh, a crowd of 2,566 getting their money’s worth.

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Liverpool fans staged a mass walkout over ticket prices

Thousands of Liverpool fans voted with their feet in protest at ticket prices as Anfield witnessed its first walkout in its 132-year history.

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Five things we learned from Manchester City's defeat to Leicester

What might incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola have learned from today’s defeat to Leicester?

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Spurs go second, Liverpool squander two-goal lead in draw with Sunderland

Tottenham have moved up into second in the Barclays Premier League with a 1-0 win over Watford at White Hart Lane.

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France JUST beat Italy thanks to a last-gasp miss by Sergio Parisse

New head coach Guy Noves was spared an early embarrassment as France came from eight points behind to beat Italy 23-21 in the opening match of the RBS 6 Nations.

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Neil McManus impresses as Cushendall shock Sarsfields to progress to club final

Antrim ace Neil McManus was the hero with an impressive 1-7 as Ruairi Og, Cushendall pulled off a shock AIB All-Ireland club hurling semi-final win in Navan.

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Five talking points ahead of the Six Nations clash between Ireland and Wales

The keenly-anticipated Test battle will be the start of Ireland’s title defence.

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Claudio Ranieri: I don't believe the bookmakers

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri refused to accept his team were now title favourites after their sensational 3-1 win at Manchester City.

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Leicester's victory finally convinced Twitter the Foxes can actually win the Premier League

Leicester made a lot of football fans sit up and take notice after their emphatic win against Manchester City at the Etihad.

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Ireland looking to test out Wales' scrum in Six Nations opener

Ireland will heap the pressure on Wales’ rookie loosehead Rob Evans, to see if his scrummaging discipline “turns the other way” on Sunday, according to Greg Feek.

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Leicester demolish Man City to stretch lead at the top to six points

Robert Huth scored twice as Leicester sensationally thrashed title favourites Manchester City 3-1 to continue their remarkable challenge for the Barclays Premier ...

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Ireland Women get title defence off to good start with comprehensive win over Welsh

The Ireland Women launched their RBS 6 Nations title defence with an ultimately comfortable 21-3 victory over Wales at Donnybrook.

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Six Nations rugby kicks off this evening in Paris

The rugby Six Nations tournament kicks off this afternoon at the Stade de France in Paris.

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Ireland too strong for Papua New Guinea in Twenty20 Opener

Ireland kicked off their preparations for next month’s World Twenty20 with a comprehensive five-wicket win over Papua New Guinea in the first T20 international at ...

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Ireland coach Joe Schmidt appeals for ref justice

Joe Schmidt has warned Jerome Garces not to take any “preconceived ideas” into Ireland’s RBS 6 Nations opener against Wales when it comes to refereeing the scrum.

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Rory McIlroy falls of pace as Joachim B Hansen shines at Dubai Desert Classic

Rory McIlroy’s hopes of defending his title suffered a major blow as Denmark’s Joachim B Hansen made the most of his late entry into the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. ...

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Manchester United refuse to comment on reports of Jose Mourinho talks

United offered no response to the report, the latest to link Mourinho with Van Gaal’s job.

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Lee Keegan left out as Mayo prepare for Dublin

The Dublin and Mayo teams have both been named ahead of tomorrow's big game.

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Late Paddy Jackson penalty sends Ulster top of PRO12

Jackson, discarded by Joe Schmidt for Sunday’s Six Nations opener, came off the bench at half-time.

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Ireland's Six Nations weekend off to bumpy start with U20 loss

A challenging campaign lies ahead for Nigel Carolan’s new look side.

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Division 4 players would boycott proposed B championship, according to the GPA

The GPA says there is “growing consensus for urgent change amongst players; club and county, supporters and now administrators”.

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Russian team face possible suspension after second cyclist fails drug test

The Russian Katusha team will be called before a UCI disciplinary committee to explain the offence.

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Arsenal’s extra cash must be spent on players, not reducing ticket prices, says Arsene Wenger

The Gunners have the most expensive season tickets and match-day admissions in the top flight.

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Six reasons to be excited about Man City vs Leicester this weekend

The top of the table clash is looking tasty.

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Watch Wayne Rooney gets a kiss from Deadpool in a promo video

Apparently, the superhero is having erotic dreams about the Man United striker.

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See where your team could end up following this weekend's Premier League fixtures

With the table closer than ever, a weekend’s worth of games can shuffle the clubs dramatically.

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One awesome chart to show the records behind the Six Nations

Whatever we did, Italy were never going to look great in this.

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Watch Harry Kane v Dele Alli: Ultimate Super Bowl Challenge

Three challenges in which the Premier League lads are tested on their NFL skills.

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Joe Schmidt: Wales the true test for CJ Stander

“I know he has had really positive age-grade success but there is nothing like the senior Test match arena to find out how someone acquits themselves."

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Varley believes Tyrone will test Galway's promotion credentials

“Everyone knows how much Tyrone seem to be improving after last year. They are just a real powerful team,” said Varley.

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The Rio Olympics will go ahead despite the Zika outbreak, Brazil's sports minister insists

Brazil is the epicentre of an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus, which the World Health Organisation called “a public health threat”.

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Five talking points ahead of another Premier League weekend

Could this weekend have a big say in the final destination of the Premier League trophy?

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Jurgen Klopp plays down talk of Daniel Sturridge seeking Liverpool exit

There was talk on Friday that Sturridge was ready to end his stay at Anfield as he was fed up with public criticism.

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BMX rider Dave Mirra dies at 41 of apparent suicide

Dave Mirra, one of the most accomplished athletes in X Games history, has died aged 41.

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10 stats you need to know ahead of the weekend's Premier League action

Two teams will be fighting for a spot at the top of the table while another two battle to avoid facing relegation.

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Sonia O’Sullivan may be in line for gold medals after claims Chinese competitor has admitted doping

Sonia O’Sullivan may find herself awarded World Championship gold medals, more than 20 years after the races were run.

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Schmidt sticks with trusted midfield for Six Nations opener; Stander handed first start

Head coach Joe Schmidt has named his starting XV and has gone with the proven midfield partnership of Jared Payne and Robbie Henshaw.

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Four key points ahead of Chelsea v Man United this weekend

Four key points ahead of Chelsea vs Man United this weekend.

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Six players to watch in the RBS Six Nations

Every side’s key player as the tournament gets under way.

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A sheikh 'offered to host €107 million Tyson Fury v Wladimir Klitschko match on yacht'

Tyson Fury made the claim about a sheikh from Dubai as he talked about possible locations for the rematch.

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Cork's Fota Island named as venue for Ireland's pre-Euro training camp

"The players will be in France for what will be a long enough period, so it’s good to keep them closer to home for the build-up to such a huge competition, and in ...

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Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky set for another three months out injured

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky may have played his final game for the club after suffering a thigh injury which is expected to keep him out for three months.

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Was Liam Neeson a hurler in his younger days?

He would find you and he would mark you. (Sorry)

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