Antonio Conte urges Chelsea to exploit Barcelona's 'weakness' without the ball

Antonio Conte has spent the last month dissecting the defensive "weakness" he believes Chelsea must exploit to dump Barcelona out of the Champions League.

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George Groves records unanimous points victory over Chris Eubank Jr

George Groves produced one of the finest displays of his career to advance to the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight final by beating fellow Briton Chris ...

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Here is how the games in Germany, France, Spain and Italy finished

Check out all the results from the European matches today.

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Late drama sees Mitchelstown CBS win Munster B title

Mitchelstown CBS 2-14 Cashel CS 0-19: High drama at the end of this thrilling under-18.5 schools ‘B’ hurling final in Clonmel and it was Mitchelstown CBS who got out with the gong, with a late free by sharpshooter James Keating followed by a late miss by Cashel ace Eoghan Connolly.

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The issues spicing hurling’s hors d’oeuvre

With the third round of the Allianz Hurling League taking place this weekend, Enda McEvoy eyes eight mid-term trends worth keeping a weather eye on...

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Late drama sees Mitchelstown CBS win Munster B title

Mitchelstown CBS 2-14 Cashel CS 0-19: High drama at the end of this thrilling under-18.5 schools ‘B’ hurling final in Clonmel and it was Mitchelstown CBS who got out with the gong, with a late free by sharpshooter James Keating followed by a late miss by Cashel ace Eoghan Connolly.

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Conor McCormack: Where there’s a will there’s a way

Sean Maguire might have hogged the goals and the headlines in Cork City ’s title success last year but arguably no player more completely embodied the collective team effort underlying that achievement – and the cup triumph which made it such a momentous year for the club — than Conor McCormack.

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Arsene Wenger praises top guns

Ostersund 0 Arsenal 3: Arsene Wenger praised his Arsenal side for the way they performed in unfamiliar surroundings as they left Ostersund with one foot in the last 16 of the Europa League.

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Top five League of Ireland signings for 2018

Liam Mackey takes a look at the top five signings for 2018.

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The Kieran Shannon interview with Richard Shuttleworth: Open to what the game teaches

Renowned skill acquisition and high-performance coach Richard Shuttleworth has worked with elite coaches worldwide, from Eddie Jones to Mickey Whelan. Of Jones, he notes an ability to make a coach or player ‘bleed’, but then bandage them up. In both Jones and Whelan, he sees coaches who teach through games rather than drills.

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Cullen taking Carbery absence in his stride

Today seemed to be tailor-made for Joey Carbery.

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‘Wales are like a dog with a bone’

Looking after number one sometimes does have wider benefits as Leinster, and now Ireland, may appreciate with Fergus McFadden’s return to form this season.

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Even for the best, golf is littered with headwrecking frustrations

In every sport, there’s a team, or a venue, or an event, or a player that proves to be someone’s nemesis. Sometimes it just gets in the player’s head but it proves to be a complete bogeyman… and golf is littered with them, says Kevin Markham

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The 10 best golf scenes in non-golf films

Golf has been a feature of many movies over the years, from Caddyshack to Tin Cup, but this beautiful game of ours is also ever-present as window-dressing in other films. Kevin Markham picks the 10 best movies where golf makes a brief but telling appearance.

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Bandon’s John ‘Blondie’ Carroll still calling the shots

It has been a while since John “Blondie” Carroll was lacing up his boots in a Cork Celtic dressing room. Yet his years in a team environment, as well as a long-serving national golf selector, have made him an ideal fit as the Golfing Union of Ireland’s new senior team captain.

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Sara Bradstock defiant as injury curse strikes Coneygree again

Sara Bradstock is “not giving up” on Coneygree despite ruling the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero out for the rest of the season due to a stress fracture of his tibia.

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Ireland hope to repeat last year’s nations cup success in Florida

Ireland has two show jumping teams in action this weekend for the first of this year’s nations cup fixtures. Michael Blake takes charge of affairs for the five-star meeting in Ocala, Florida, while Taylor Vard will be overseeing matters at Abu Dhabi’s five-star contest in the UAE.

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Douvan ‘not far away’ from return

Douvan is “not far away” from returning to action after being entered in the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park on Saturday.

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Phil Healy: ‘I take the whole thing, put it back into my sessions and go out there and not give up until the very end’

Two years ago, Phil Healy shot to fame when a video of her comeback on the final leg of a 4x400m at the Irish University Championships went viral around the world. 

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Time for Irish athletics to feel the need for speed

Here’s a prediction: the next great Irish athlete, the one we take a hiatus from work to watch challenge for an Olympic medal, will not be a distance runner.

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Battle of the giants at Belfield

Another huge weekend in the Men’s Super League as all the leading contenders are in action, with the leading pair, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors and UCD Marian, going head-to-head at Belfield.

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