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Sunderland heading for Wembley after Fratton Park stalemate

Sunderland scraped through to the Sky Bet League One play-off final after grinding out a goalless draw with Portsmouth in a feisty encounter at Fratton Park.

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Walsh for O’Leary sole change for Cork’s Limerick clash

There’s one change to the Cork minor hurling team for this Sunday’s Munster MHC round-robin clash against Limerick.

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Van Gerwen pips Cross to claim Premier League top spot once again

The Dutchman has finished top of the regular-season standings for the seventh successive campaign.

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Woods struggles on opening day of US PGA Championship

The Masters champion sits nine shots behind Brooks Koepka after the first round.

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5 players who have suffered serious Achilles injuries like Ruben Loftus-Cheek

The Chelsea and England midfielder was injured in a friendly.

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Limerick FC to meet with player's union after strike threat

Limerick FC have responded to their players’ threat of strike action by inviting officials from the footballers’ union to talks on Monday.

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Hopes grow for a Word Rally Championship return to Ireland

A meeting of the World Rally Commission in Geneva tomorrow to discuss next season’s Word Rally Championship may increase the possibility of an event returning to the island of Ireland.

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Here's five thing the Cork hurlers have to do to get summer back on track

Eighteen years have elapsed since a 15-man Cork last lost a Championship game to Limerick over 70 minutes. But defeat on Sunday at the Gaelic Grounds puts John Meyler's squad behind the eight-ball. Here are five key changes Cork must get right to be back in business.

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Hurling hands: No. 1 Ken McGrath - 'My left index finger won’t bend all the way down'

In the first of a Championship series, hurlers chat about their hands and the injuries sustained in the service of club and county. First up is Waterford legend, $1

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Counihan: 'We will be trying to have a bit of pride in playing for Cork'

Conor Counihan’s role as Cork’s Gaelic football project coordinator doesn’t officially commence until June 3rd but he’s already on duty.

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Liverpool and Tottenham fans call on sponsors to return Champions League tickets

Finalists unhappy about allocation for Madrid showpiece.

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5 times bad luck has struck and ruled a player out of a big game

Ruben Loftus-Cheek was injured in a friendly for Chelsea and will now miss the Nations League finals.

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Kyrgios defaulted from Italian Open after huge outburst

Kyrgios threw a chair across the court after receiving a game penalty in his second-round clash with Casper Ruud.

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Now not the time to talk about the future, says Leeds boss Bielsa

The Argentinian said he felt ‘very sad’ after their play-off semi-final defeat to Derby.

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Woods makes nightmare start at US PGA Championship

The Masters champion started on the back nine alongside Brooks Koepka and Francesco Molinari.

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FA Cup counts lowest average attendance in last decade

Manchester City and Watford meet in Saturday’s final, which is set to be played in front of a sell-out crowd at Wembley.

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Ed Woodward admits Manchester United have had a ‘turbulent season’

United posted healthy financial results despite their on-field disappointments.

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In pictures: Lampard and Terry ahead of Derby v Aston Villa play-off final

The former Chelsea and England team-mates will go head-to-head in the dugout at Wembley.

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Formula One in talks over race in Marrakesh

F1 bosses are keen to add a race in Africa to the schedule.

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Gomez reveals his pain at watching Liverpool’s ‘historic’ season from the stands

The England international has made 27 appearances for club and country this season – but only six of those have come in 2019.

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Ulster boosted by return of Jacob Stockdale for Pro14 semi-final

Ulster's chances of reaching the Guinness Pro14 final have been boosted by the return to fitness of Jacob Stockdale.

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Kyrgios takes aim at ‘cringeworthy’ Djokovic and ‘super salty’ Nadal

Kyrgios gave some strong opinions about the leading players in the game.

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Conor Counihan appointed as project co-ordinator for Gaelic football in Cork

Cork’s 2010 All-Ireland SFC winning manager Conor Counihan has been appointed as project co-ordinator for Gaelic football.

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Man City ‘disappointed, but regrettably not surprised’ at UEFA FFP investigation

The club were crowned Premier League champions again on Sunday.

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Benitez and Ashley poised for talks

The Newcastle manager is keen to stay and the club want to keep him.

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Arsenal in discussions over Europa League visa issue

Several fans with dual British-Armenian nationality face difficulties in travelling to the final.

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Manchester City referred to UEFA’s adjudicatory chamber following FFP probe

The club were crowned Premier League champions again on Sunday.

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Manchester United to wear historic Treble triumph on sleeve with new kit

The dates of the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League wins in 1999 will feature on the shirts.

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A look at the teams who will meet for a place in the Premier League

John Terry and Frank Lampard will clash at Wembley on May 27.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek injury dampens Chelsea’s 3-0 win over New England Revolution

The Blues were in the US for a charity friendly as part of the club’s Say No To Antisemitism campaign.

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UEFA reportedly offering FAI €10m 'safety net' fund

The FAI could be in line for a cash boost of €10m from European football's governing body.

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Frank Lampard sings Leeds chant about himself after play-off victory

The Derby manager was filmed singing ‘stop crying Frank Lampard’ after his side beat Leeds.

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Bucks rally to beat Raptors in Game One

The Milwaukee Bucks staged a fourth-quarter fightback to seize the first game of their Eastern Conference finals against the Toronto Raptors 108-100.

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Rashford looks back in bid to move United forward

“Willingness” important for Marcus after poor finish to season.

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Kennedy faces ban, but Mullen plays down ‘interception’

Rising Kilkenny star Adrian Mullen has admitted he wrote off the Greg Kennedy interception debacle last weekend as a ‘bizarre’ incident that occurred ‘in the heat of battle’.

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Armagh aim to make up for missed Super 8s opportunity

After missing out on a place in last year’s inaugual Super 8s and promotion to Division One in the spring, Armagh were patted on the head and told they’d dodged a bullet.

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Too Darn Hot puts Derby credentials on the line

John Gosden expects to have a clear idea of whether Too Darn Hot is a realistic Derby contender after he runs in York’s Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes today.

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Cork's Shane Kingston on bouncing back and starting again

Cork attacker Shane Kingston says this week is all about mental preparation as he and his teammates face Limerick, with the physical work already done.

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McFarland: Ulster can’t afford to relax

Dan McFarland says it would be dangerous for Ulster to give tomorrow’s PRO14 semi-final against Glasgow the status of a ‘free hit’.

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Carbery: I’ve loved Munster from the word go

Listening to Joey Carbery talk of Munster’s limitless potential would cheer even the most pessimistic member of its Red Army of supporters, never mind the joy to be derived from the former Leinster fly-half’s love of life at his new province.

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Conflicts and contradictions make McIlroy so compelling

In my days putting together TV sports news bulletins there was always a certain level of sportsperson who would go high in the running order no matter what they were talking about or getting up to.

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Coach the environment to create those unteachable moments

There may have been only one fair way to settle the Premier League this season: A Liverpool v Manchester City play-off on the final day.

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