Leinster 21 Connacht 11Zane Kirchner’s opportunist 78th-minute try sealed a deserved Guinness Pro12 derby victory for Leinster over Connacht on a cold, windy night at the RDS.

Hart signs new City contract

Joe Hart has committed his future to Manchester City by signing a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2019.

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Bank sues Ecclestone for €345m over F1 sale

German state bank BayernLB is suing Bernie Ecclestone and his family holding Bambino for around €345m in relation to the sale of its stake in Formula One.

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Pearson fined and given one-match ban for swearing at fan

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has been hit with a £10,000 fine and a one-match touchline ban following his altercation with a fan last month.

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Olympic champion Phelps admits drink-driving

Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

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Team news from the Premier League

All the team news from around the grounds ahead of Week 17 in the Premier League.

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HRI boosts prize money by €5m for 2015

Prize money in Ireland is to be increased by €5m in 2015 to €53.9m, Horse Racing Ireland has announced.

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Judge argues with lawyer questioning Dalglish about fan behaviour at Hillsborough Inquest

Kenny Dalglish has been questioned at the inquests into the Hillsborough disaster about the behaviour of Liverpool fans and hooliganism.

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Cork City midfielder set to complete move to England

Cork City boss, John Caulfield, has revealed he expects to lose Gearóid Morrissey to England in the next few days, according to the Evening Echo.

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Katie Taylor crowned Sportswoman of the Year 2014

Boxer Katie Taylor has been crowned The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council ‘Sportswoman of the Year 2014’ for her exceptional achievement in winning a record breaking ...

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'Terse' Rodgers concludes pre-Arsenal press briefing in less than five minutes

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was in an uncharacteristically abrupt mood ahead of Sunday’s visit of Arsenal.

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Video: Leinster team visit Temple Street hospital

The Leinster team took time out from preparing for Friday’s match against Connacht to pay a visit to the children, parents and staff in Temple Street children’s ...

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Ulster name side to face Ospreys in Wales

Neil Doak has made two changes to the side that were narrowly defeated by Scarlets in the Champions Cup last weekend.

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Former Barcelona defender Abidal retires

Former France and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has officially announced his retirement from football.

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O'Leary calls time on his Laois career

Laois footballer Peter O’Leary has called time on his inter-county career.

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Formula One stars were given a camera and told to take a snapshot of 'their world'

Lewis Hamilton’s metaphor for life is particularly deep, with many turns.

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Munster make eight changes for Glasgow game

Anthony Foley has made eight changes to his starting 15 as Munster travel to Scotstoun Stadium to face the Glasgow Warriors in the PRO12.

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Incredible run of misses on FIFA 15

We have no idea how this ball stayed out of the net.

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FIFA agrees to reveal World Cup bids report

FIFA’s executive committee has agreed unanimously that an “appropriate” form of the Garcia report into World Cup bidding should be published.

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Bent has two cars stolen from outside his house

Two luxury cars have been stolen from the home of Aston Villa striker Darren Bent.

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Khan to donate £25k boxing shorts to victims in Peshawar

British boxer Amir Khan is to donate a pair of 24-carat gold threaded shorts, valued at £25-30k, to the school in Pakistan where 141 people were killed in a terrorist ...

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10 stats that tell the story of this Premier League weekend

Two of the league’s least resilient defences face off at Anfield, while Manchester City need someone other than Sergio Aguero to score.

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Gerrard urges Sterling to sign new Liverpool deal

"He can progress and become a top, top player here so I hope the people around him give him the right advice because he should stay here."

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Reus hit with €540k driving fine

Marco Reus says that not even he knows what led him not to take a driving test after he was fined €540,000 for driving without a licence.

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The year in football: a musical review

The lads at Project Babb have reviewed the year in football and presented it to us as a catchy four minute song.

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Henderson hopes Bobs makes Leopardstown

Nicky Henderson is “reasonably confident” that Bobs Worth will run in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on December 28.

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Balotelli: It won't happen again

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has pledged to learn from his latest misdemeanour after apologising to team-mates and fans for incurring a one-match ban on Thursday. ...

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