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File photo of Diego Costa.
Costa set to contest FA charge

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is contesting the FA’s charge for violent conduct with the full support of the club.The Spain international is facing an immediate three-match ban for his apparent stamp on Liverpool’s Emre Can during Tuesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge.

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HOME THOUGHTS: "Cork was my preference over any other team. It was a very easy decision to come home," said Liam Miller. Picture: Larry Cummins.
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"We did forty press conferences last year and the crowd was never as big as this," said John Caulfield with a grin at Cork’s International Airport Hotel yesterday, as a big media contingent turned up to greet Liam Miller on his official touchdown for Cork City.

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Ryansbrook turns on style in Thurles

On a particularly sad day at Thurles racecourse yesterday, following the death of owner and manager Pierce Molony, the two miles and six plus maiden hurdle was won in impressive fashion by Ryansbrook.

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Andy Murray.
Andy Murray hoping it’s fourth time lucky

Tennis: Andy Murray spoke of his pride at reaching a fourth Australian Open final in the last six years after winning a bad-tempered semi-final clash with Tomas Berdych that was given added spice by the courtside antics of Murray’s fiance Kim Sears.