Ulster deliver six-try thumping of Harlequins

Ulster stayed in the race for European Champions Cup qualification by delivering a six-try thumping of Harlequins.

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Pat McQuaid: Froome's adverse drugs test 'a disaster' for cycling

Former UCI president Pat McQuaid has called Chris Froome's adverse drugs test "a disaster" for cycling and claimed Team Sky could lose all credibility as a result.

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Zinedine Zidane jumps to defence of Karim Benzema ahead of Club World Cup final

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has shrugged off criticism of Karim Benzema ahead of Saturday's FIFA Club World Cup final and says he will defend his striker "to ...

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O’Mahony to stay with IRFU and Munster

Peter O’Mahony will remain in Ireland as he signs a three-year contract with IRFU and Munster.

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Republic of Ireland to play France in friendly next May

The FAI have confirmed that Ireland will face France in an international friendly next year.

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Tadhg Furlong agrees three-year contract with IRFU and Leinster

Tadhg Furlong has signed a three-year IRFU contract to remain at Leinster until June 2021.

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Man United defender Eric Bailly out for ’two or three months’

Manchester United will be without Eric Bailly for up to three months, with Jose Mourinho revealing the defender needs ankle surgery.

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Over 400 GAA stars unite to fight homelessness crisis

Over 400 current and former inter-county football, hurling and camogie players are joining forces to raise money and awareness for the homeless.

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Two changes for Munster; one for Leinster ahead of European clashes

Munster and Leinster have announced their teams for their Champions Cup clashes this weekend.

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Eoin Cadogan to switch codes and line out for Cork hurlers in 2018

Eoin Cadogan will switch codes and line out with the Cork hurlers in 2018, it has been confirmed.

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No charges against two further suspects after Hillsborough probe

In Britain, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will not bring charges against two further suspects referred by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). ...

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The year that was in international sport in one interactive graphic

Paris St Germainsign Neymarfrom Barcelona for world record transfer fee of €222m.

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Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather revenue falls just short of record

Conor McGregor's boxing match against Floyd Mayweather made an unbelievable $600m (€510m) in revenue around the world, Showtime have announced.

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Maradona thinks Real Madrid should sell Gareth Bale

More people are becoming homeless because of family breakdowns, than those being forced out by landlords.

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Eddie Howe predicts a goal-rush when Liverpool visit Bournemouth

Eddie Howe has hinted another goal-rush could be on the cards when Bournemouth host Liverpool on Sunday.

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Dublin's Jonny Cooper reveals Jim Gavin has never had to enforce a drinking ban

Dublin defender Jonny Cooper has admitted that he and some of his three-in-a-row All-Ireland winning colleagues avoided alcohol all year.

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How much do you know about the Premier League managers in 2017/18?

The Premier League is home to some very big names.

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Transfer rumours: Man Utd to make shock move for Arsenal star?

What's being said online and in the papers.

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Brock Osweiler stars as Broncos fight back to fends off Colts

Brock Osweiler engineered three touchdowns and powered the Denver Broncos to a 25-13 comeback win against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Van Gerwen launches title defence with routine win

Michael Van Gerwen started the defence of his PDC World Championship with a comfortable victory over Christian Kist at Alexandra Palace.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan reawakens to power into quarter-finals in Glasgow

Ronnie O'Sullivan reawoke his fighting spirit to reach the quarter-finals of the Scottish Open in Glasgow on Thursday.

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Government restore funding to Olympic Council of Ireland

Government funding has been restored to the Olympic Council of Ireland.

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Watch as Ulster training unearths a dummy to die for

Tomorrow night Kingspan Stadium will be buzzing for a huge European showdown versus Harlequins.

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Munster appoint South African JP Ferrera as defence coach

Munster have appointed J-P Ferreira as their new defence coach.

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Mourinho asked to explain pre-derby comments

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been asked by the Football Association to provide his observations on comments he made ahead of last weekend's derby ...

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Video ref coming to Ligue 1 next season

Referees in French football's top division are set to be backed up by video technology from next season, it was announced today.

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Mauricio Pelelgrino questions commitment of Southampton players

Mauricio Pellegrino has warned his Southampton players he is ready to ditch anyone that is not fully committed to the club.

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Chris Froome should be suspended, says 'angry' German rival Tony Martin

Four-time world time trial champion Tony Martin has called the decision not to suspend Team Sky leader Chris Froome immediately for his adverse drugs test a "scandal". ...

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Klitschko auctions robe containing Joshua fight prediction

Wladimir Klitschko has raised €180,000 from the sale of the robe he wore in his final professional fight against Anthony Joshua.

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Jack Wilshere waiting for Arsenal to make their move with contract talks

Jack Wilshere is no nearer to signing a new contract despite making his long-awaited return to Arsenal's Premier League starting line-up in Wednesday's draw at West ...

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UK cyclist Froome admits adverse drug test result 'damaging'

British cyclist Chris Froome has admitted his adverse test for asthma drug salbutamol is "damaging" but is hopeful he will be cleared of any wrongdoing.

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Football rumours from the media: Barcelona continue to pursue Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona's bid to sign Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho continues.

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Katie Taylor set for title-unification fight in Ireland next year

Katie Taylor looks set for a unification fight in Ireland in the New Year, after retaining her W-B-A lightweight title last night.

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Katie Taylor vows to make history after defending lightweight world title

Katie Taylor has vowed to make history in boxing after successfully defending her WBA lightweight world title against stubborn opponent Jessica McCaskill at York ...

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Far from vintage Celtic, but Hoops make it 69 games without a loss

Celtic extended their unbeaten domestic run to 69 games with a win over Hamilton at Parkhead.

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Premier League wrap: Man City break all-time winning record as Arsenal and Liverpool slip-up

Manchester United responded from the derby loss with a victory over Bournemouth.

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Watch Katie Taylor's world title fight live here

Katie Taylor is fighting to retain her WBA world lightweight title in London tonight.

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Manchester City set a new Premier League consecutive win record tonight

Manchester City recorded a record 15th consecutive Premier League win when they beat Swansea 4-0 tonight.

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Watch: Radamel Falcao scored a remarkable goal but all anyone’s talking about is the fans

Radamel Falcao continued his excellent scoring form for Monaco with a sublime finish from just outside the centre circle – but it’s the fans grabbing ...

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Newcastle United close to takeover deal - reports

Mike Ashley is close to selling Newcastle to Amanda Staveley in a deal worth around £300million, according to reports.

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Two former Athlone FC players accused of match fixing secure injunction against FAI

Two professional soccer players suspended for 12 months following an investigation into match fixing have secured temporary High Court injunctions over the Football ...

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Manchester clubs given additional time to provide observations on derby incident

Manchester United and Manchester City have been given until 6pm on December 15 to provide observations on the alleged fracas following Sunday’s derby at Old ...

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Latest: Cyclist Chris Froome needs scientific proof for spike of asthma drug in system

Chris Froome's defence against a doping ban will hinge on his ability to prove there is a scientific reason for the spike in his Salbutamol readings at La Vuelta.

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Jose Mourinho stands his ground as Pep Guardiola offers guarded apology

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho stood his ground and said Manchester City showed during Sunday’s behind-the-scenes Old Trafford fracas how different they ...

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Meet the Spurs fan who cheekily asked for a hug from Mauricio Pochettino

Melvyn Xuereb asked for a hug to “lighten the mood” after a series of hard questions from other fans.

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Tommy Walsh: Con O’Callaghan has potential to be the next DJ Carey

Con O’Callaghan is the best hurler in the country at the moment, according to former Kilkenny great Tommy Walsh, who says the Cuala All-Ireland winner reminds ...

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Alexandre Lacazette says Arsenal need a miracle to win Premier League

Striker Alexandre Lacazette admits Arsenal need a "miracle" if they are to win the Premier League this season.

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