Swansea secured their Barclays Premier League status as a weakened Liverpool side suffered a 3-1 defeat before their European showdown with Villarreal.

Louis Van Gaal adamant he is staying at Manchester United

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has stressed he will remain at Old Trafford next season.

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Team Sky rider claims breakthrough win at the Tour de Yorkshire but TV missed it

Danny Poppel’s victorious moment was put on hold for TV viewers.

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5 things we learned from the Football League this weekend

Wigan celebrate promotion to the Championship, while Burton are on the brink of the same, but the race to the Premier League is still open.

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Barcelona stay top, JUST, with win over 10-man Betis

Barcelona maintained their position at the Primera Division summit after second-half goals from Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez lifted them to a 2-0 win at 10-man Real ...

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The Arsenal fan protest wasn't that convincing and Twitter thought it was pretty funny

The planned protest at the Emirates fell flat.

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Meath secure Division 2 Camogie title in tougher-than-expected clash with Galway

Meath will get a taste of top tier camogie next year after outlasting Galway to be crowned Irish Daily Star National League Division 2 champions at St Brendan’s ...

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Donnelly and McSorley lead Armagh to Division 3 Camogie title

Two goals in the space of a couple of minutes at the end of the third quarter proved decisive as Armagh confirmed their superiority over Roscommon to claim the Irish ...

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Fans protest proves damp squib as Arsenal secure win over Norwich

A fans' protest calling for change at Arsenal fell flat as dissenters at the Emirates Stadium were drowned out by support for Arsene Wenger.

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Mayo's U21 footballers get FIVE goals to win first All-Ireland in decade

Magic from Conor Loftus and Liam Irwin brought Mayo U21 All-Ireland glory for the first time since 2006.

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Scarlets pip Dragons to keep pressure on Ulster

The Scarlets won at the third time of asking in the Guinness Pro12 as they grabbed a try bonus point to do the double over Newport Gwent Dragons with a 34-20 victory. ...

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Atletico Madrid win keeps them in the title race

Atletico Madrid kept their Primera Division title bid going with another 1-0 win but they were made to work hard for the victory by a stubborn Rayo Vallecano side ...

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Alan Pardew slams Sam Allardyce's 'prehistoric comments' as Benitez moves onto next game

Rafael Benitez has told his Newcastle players not to waste time looking at the Barclays Premier League table despite climbing out of the relegation zone.

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Zinedine Zidane says Gareth Bale 'could be like Cristiano Ronaldo' after he scores vital winner

Zinedine Zidane said Gareth Bale could be as important for Real Madrid as Cristiano Ronaldo after the Wales international scored the only goal of the game to beat ...

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Last-minute point rescues replay for Waterford's Ladies in Division 3 final

Maria Delahunty’s free, with 33 seconds left on the clock, salvaged a draw for Waterford in a terrific Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 3 final against ...

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Yohan Cabaye went from villain to hero for Newcastle fans and Villa almost won a game, but still lost

Jermain Defoe ensured it wasn’t a perfect day for Geordie fans though.

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Ding Junhui fires in seven centuries as he progresses to World Snooker final

Ding Junhui reached his first Betfred World Championship final in record-setting style as he saw off Alan McManus at the Crucible.

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Newcastle move out of relegation and above Sunderland; Hammers move ahead of United

Andros Townsend's stunning free-kick dragged Newcastle out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone as Rafael Benitez's rescue mission gathered pace with a ...

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Ulster almost secure bonus-point win over Leinster

Ulster stayed on course to make the Guinness PRO12 play-offs by defeating Leinster 30-6 in a pulsating derby clash at the Kingspan Stadium.

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John Virgo apologises for swearing during World Snooker Championship semi-final

Commentator John Virgo has apologised after he was heard swearing on air during a semi-final at the Betfred World Championship.

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Draw puts Bayern Munich's title celebrations on hold

Bayern Munich will have to wait at least another week before being crowned Bundesliga champions after their advantage at the top of the league was cut to five points ...

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Limerick Ladies earn promotion after seven-point win over Antrim

Captain fantastic Dymphna O’Brien inspired Limerick to Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 4 glory in Clane today.

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Nico Rosberg claims pole in Russia as things get worse for Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton's troubled defence to his Formula One title took another twist today after an engine failure prevented him from battling for pole position for tomorrow's ...

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Win over Hearts virtually guarantees Celtic the title

Celtic effectively clinched their fifth successive Ladbrokes Premiership title with a convincing 3-1 win over Hearts at Tynecastle.

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Victor Valdes set for Manchester United return

Goalkeeper Victor Valdes is on his way back to Manchester United after having his loan spell at Standard Liege cut short.

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Justin Rose set to miss cut at Zurich classic of New Orleans

World number 10 Justin Rose will have to wait to see if he has missed the cut at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after two level par rounds.

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Benjamin Herbert in the running for China Open after birdie spree

A spectacular burst of scoring vaulted France's Benjamin Hebert into contention for a first European Tour title in the weather-disrupted Volvo China Open on Saturday. ...

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Anthony Foley praises fearless younger players after Edinburgh win

“Sometimes these young guys don't have fear. It was good to see them express themselves.”

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Ding Junhui moves close to World final, despite missed 147 chance

The nine centuries in the contest is a record.

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Airtricity League round-up: Daryl Horgan’s double helps Dundalk go four clear as Cork City move into second

Dundalk have extended their lead at the top of the Airtricity League Premier Divison.

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Four-try Munster take huge step towards Champions Cup qualification

Anthony Foley's men triumphed in Cork to move back into the Guinness PRO12's top six.

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This video captures the weather conditions of the Tour de Yorkshire

“‘Hoist a Tour de Yorkshire flag over Pontefract Castle,’ they said. ‘It’ll be fun,’ they said.”

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Shock loss at the death dents Connacht’s home semi-final hopes

Connacht secured a maiden PRO12 semi-final place despite suffering defeat to Benetton Treviso.

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Bradley Wiggins says Olympics 'come first' as he pulls out of Tour de Yorkshire

Fans of the Olympic champion have been left disappointed by his withdrawal from the race, but do understand. Sort of.

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Girls steal the show as star mares shine on Punchestown Ladies' Day

Vroum Vroum Mag and Jer's Girl landed Grade One prizes against the boys.

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This quality advert has finally brought us a team of Gary Breens

"We all dream of a team of Gary Breens"

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Leicester fans Kasabian to perform at King Power Stadium in May

The indie rockers said it was the "perfect time" to stage the concert.

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Marco Fu levels despite suffering ‘the worst thing in the world that can happen to a snooker player’

Fu joined the Crucible crowd in shock as he realised what had happened.

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Roz Purcell turns heads at Punchestown Day Four

Roz Purcell turned heads today at Day Four of the Punchestown festivities.

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10 stats that matter ahead of this weekend's Premier League matches

Leicester’s away form against the top teams this season is very good…

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Leinster make nine changes and Ulster three for PRO12 clash

Dave Kearney will make his 100th appearance for Leinster when he starts on the left wing.

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Guus Hiddink: Chelsea will not treat Spurs game any differently

The title, won by Chelsea last season, is out of Tottenham's control.

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Just when Tottenham fans couldn't love Mauricio Pochettino any more, he goes and agrees a new deal

Tottenham fans are overjoyed that their manager plans to stay on until 2021 after reports he was wanted by other clubs.

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Everton‘s matchday tribute to the Hillsborough campaigners is perfect

“Theirs is the greatest victory in the history of football.”

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Jamie Vardy and Matty James Leicester's only absentees at Manchester United

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy remains banned for the Foxes - who could win the Barclays Premier League at Manchester United on Sunday.

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Sunday lunch kick-off time is unappetising for Jurgen Klopp

"It is Sunday, all English people will have lunch and we play football."

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Mauricio Pochettino looks forward to five more years with Tottenham

"It was an easy decision when you feel the love of the people."

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