It was going to take a moment of supreme quality, or abject stupidity, to settle this otherwise drab affair and thankfully it was the former as Southampton's record signing secured their second home win of the season.

Connacht make it two wins from two in European Challenge Cup

In Pool Five of the European Challenge Cup, Connacht made it two wins from two with an uninspiring 15-8 victory over Worcester, who suffered their ninth away defeat ...

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Leicester Tigers romp to victory over Castres

Leicester romped to a seven-try European Champions Cup victory as they ran Castres ragged at Welford Road.

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Munster v Racing 92: 60-second wrap-up

After an absorbing but scoreless first 60 minutes, the game shifted gears as Conor Murray charged down a Maxime Machenaud kick from the back of a Racing scrum

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Police interview man over touchline trouble at Everton's match against Lyon

A man is under investigation on suspicion of assault and affray after touchline trouble at Everton's Europa League match against Lyon.

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Munster and Racing pay moving tribute to Anthony Foley at Thomond Park

“Axel is very much to the forefront of every Munster player’s thinking, every supporter too,” said Ronan O'Gara.

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Watch: Kobe Bryant plays keepie uppie with Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain training

The basketball superstar showed some skills at the Camp des Loges training centre.

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Two goals in two minutes send Stoke into relegation zone

Bournemouth have earned a first top-flight victory on their travels this season.

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Heroic Huddersfield end Manchester United's unbeaten run

Huddersfield are celebrating one of their best wins in decades to bring Manchester United's unbeaten Premier League start to a shock halt.

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Leicester begin post-Shakespeare era with crucial win

Leicester climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone as the post-Craig Shakespeare era began with a win.

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Merino the hero for Newcastle with first goal in English football

Mikel Merino came off the bench to head Newcastle to victory over Crystal Palace.

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Sergio Aguero equals Man City’s goalscoring record in hard-earned win

Sergio Aguero equalled Manchester City's goalscoring record as the Premier League leaders saw off hard-working Burnley.

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'It's a magic, special day': Aidan O'Brien equals world record with Ascot win

"I'm delighted for everyone - it's a magic, special day."

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Extra tickets available for Ireland fans travelling to Denmark

The boosted allocation now totals 2,305 tickets for the 38,065-capacity arena.

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Leinster take charge of Champions Cup pool with clinical bonus-point win

They have a perfect record after two tough games.

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Brendan Rodgers: 'Our mentality is to keep rewriting history'

His side booked their place in the Betfred Cup final with a 4-2 victory over Hibs at Hampden Park.

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‘An absolute nugget of a try’: Stuart Hogg pulled off a sensational touchdown against Leinster

You can tell by his reaction that Stuart Hogg really enjoyed this one.

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60 not out: Celtic hold off Hibs in six-goal thriller to reach League Cup final

A second-half double by substitute Moussa Dembele booked the Hoops' place in the final.

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Wayne Rooney recalls being ‘fuming’ before scoring stunning winner against Arsenal in 2002

"I always remember thinking, 'I need to score in the Premier League before I am 17'. That was the last chance I had to do it."

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Australia secure win over the All Blacks with monster penalty from inside own half

Not a bad way to seal a first victory over New Zealand since August 2015.

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John Caulfield agrees new two-year contract with Cork City

“We all want to drive on next year and the year after that and we are hoping our league triumph might attract some new fans.”

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Jurgen Klopp insists he has no fear of Wembley, despite double heartbreak

"We don't feel bad when we see Wembley, it's a good place and a wonderful stadium."

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West Ham’s Jose Fonte: ‘We are all disappointed, we are all frustrated and we apologise’

Slaven Bilic has admitted his job could be on the line after the humiliating loss.

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Jamie Carragher praised Shane Duffy and it caused a stir among Liverpool fans

“We don't see enough of this in the Premier League now.”

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Fairyhouse meeting called off due to Storm Brian

Officials at the track consulted with Met Eireann this morning and opted to cancel the card on health and safety grounds.

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Imokilly’s Paudie O’Sullivan ‘not the most popular man’ for postponing stag party

There weren’t too many in Cloyne clapping Paudie O’Sullivan on the back for his equalising point at the end of Imokilly’s county semi-final.

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Rosie Foley urges women to reject casual coach

The IRFU’s attempts to clarify its position over advertising for a part-time Ireland Women’s head coach has done little to ease the criticism being aimed in its ...

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Back to the future for CJ Stander and Johann van Graan

"He was an impressive man back then. He had a presence when he walked into a room."

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Justin Thomas shares lead ahead of final round in Korea

Pre-tournament favourite Justin Thomas was back on top at the inaugural CJ Cup at Nine Bridges after a third round of 70 gave him a share of the lead alongside fellow ...

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Slaven Bilic under the spotlight as West Ham hammered at home to Brighton

Slaven Bilic suffered surely the worst defeat of his spell as West Ham boss as they were thrashed at home to Brighton.

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Practice proves perfect as Lewis Hamilton sets US Grand Prix track record

Lewis Hamilton continued his imperious form by posting a record-breaking lap of the Circuit of the Americas en route to completing a practice double for the United ...

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Relegation threatened St Pat's fight back to win six goal thriller against Cork City

St Pat’s formed a guard of honour and applauded the new league champions on to the pitch before kick-off.

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Shane Lowry leads Irish challenge as Joost Luiten albatross carries him to Valderrama summit

Shane Lowry will lead the Irish challenge into the weekend at golf's Valderrama Masters.

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Ciaran Sheehan released by AFL club

Cork's Ciaran Sheehan has been released by AFL club Carlton.

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IRFU defend decision on coaching role as Fiona Hayes claims it 'is belittling women's game'

The Irish Rugby Football Union have defended their decision to hand the next Ireland's women's head-coach a six-month contract on a part-time basis.

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Lewis Hamilton quickest in opening practice at US Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton kick-started his bid to seal a fourth world championship in the best possible fashion after topping the time sheets in opening practice for the United ...

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Spartak Moscow facing partial stadium closure for monkey chants at Liverpool youngster

Spartak Moscow have been hit with a partial stadium closure by UEFA for 'racist behaviour' towards Liverpool striker Bobby Adekanye during last month's Youth League ...

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Storm Brian a cause for concern for Fairyhouse officials

Officials at Fairyhouse are monitoring the weather ahead of tomorrow's fixture as Storm Brian threatens the meeting.

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Scotland and Edinburgh flanker suspended by club and country

Scotland flanker John Hardie has been suspended by club side Edinburgh and told he will not be selected for next month's autumn Test series amid a Scottish Rugby ...

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Max Verstappen signs new deal with Red Bull

Max Verstappen has signed a new contract with Red Bull which keeps him with the team until 2020.

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Jose Mourinho expects Zlatan Ibrahimovic to return before end of 2017

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expects to have Zlatan Ibrahimovic back fit before the end of the year.

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Rory Best back in contention for Ulster after hamstring issue

Ireland captain Rory Best will make a surprise return to Ulster action this weekend after hamstring trouble.

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Johnny Sexton returns for Leinster while Munster welcome back Jean Kleyn

Leinster see six changes to their side while Munster make three changes.

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Latest: UEFA charges Everton after fracas that led club to ban fan

Latest: Everton have banned the fan who appeared to try to strike Lyon's Anthony Lopes while holding a child, with UEFA also charging the club for the crowd trouble ...

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The winners and losers of the football and hurling championship draws

Regardless of the significant changes to next year's championships, last night’s 2018 football draw and release of the provincial hurling schedule was hardly ...

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Police investigate as Everton fan holding child with dummy gets involved in touchline scrap

Police are investigating after an Everton fan appeared to get involved in a touchline scrap - while holding a child in his arms sucking a dummy.

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Bleyendaal out and Sexton likely to be recalled; Leinster and Munster to announce teams later today

Both Leinster and Munster are due to name their teams for the weekend’s Champions Cup action later today.

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Nathan Redmond pledges to donate pay bonuses to charity

Generous Nathan Redmond is desperate to add to goal-shy Southampton's strike rate to raise money for charity.

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