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Dublin: 11 °C Sunday 20 April, 2014

Today’s News

Munster-bound Robin Copeland sent off for stamping on Liam Williams’ head

The Cardiff Blues No.8 may have played his last game for the Welsh club.

Prince William catches the Izzy Folau show and Brodie Retallick goes topless

Gareth Anscombe, meanwhile, left his last-ditch penalty attempt against Crusaders a few, crucial yards short.

As it happened: Everton v Manchester United, Premier League

Everton took on Manchester United, as David Moyes had an unhappy return to his former club.

‘We’ll need to be at our very best, and then some, to beat Toulon’ – Rob Penney

The Munster coach was pleased that his side picked up a bonus point win, and no injuries, in Galway.

Fez checks out the merchandise as Dubliner finishes third at Circuit of Ireland Rally

Robert Barrable and his teammate Stuart Loudon finished just under two minutes back from the eventual winners.

Ken Doherty reaches second round after stunning Crucible comeback

The Irishman got off to a flying start in the morning session of his first round encounter.

VINE: Raheem Sterling scores an absolute belter and sets up Suarez goal

The young English winger has come to the championship party in a huge way.

19-year-old Gambian upstages goal-scoring Robbie Keane as Galaxy struggles continue

Kekuta Manneh last home a late equaliser for the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place.

Five reasons why Jose Mourinho should win Manager of the Year

The Special One became the Happy One before a ball was kicked and a huge visit to Anfield could see him return in title-winning style.

Basta breeds them big: It’s the Sporting Tweets of the Week

Also featuring a jubilant Ken Doherty, Eoin Cadogan and a child who simply would not share.

Borini’s phone still ‘buzzing’ with messages from Liverpool teammates

The on-loan ‘Pool striker scored the winner against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Yesterday’s News

Sexton and Racing Métro secure European Cup rugby as Toulon hit Perpignan for 46

James Hart kicked 11 points for Grenoble but they Bayonne back into a game they really should have won.

Human shot clock forced to yell out ‘Horn’ every 24 seconds in NBA playoff match

If life hands you a broken shot clock, make do in comedic fashion.

Baseball star shows off severely swollen face after being struck by 90mph fastball

The Houston Astros prospect will find Easter Egg munching difficult this weekend.

Munster on verge of home semi final after bonus point win over Connacht

Robbie Henshaw and Eoin McKeon errors have been well and truly punished by their interprovincial rivals.

VIDEO: Stunning Diarmuid Murtagh point sends Roscommon into All-Ireland U21 final

Cork conceded a late free as their substitute Sam Ryan was penalised in injury time from breaking a little known rule.

Clontarf win Ulster Bank League as Old Belvedere crumble at relegated Garryowen

The Dubliners are the top dogs in Irish club rugby for the first time in their 138-year history.

SNAPSHOT: Striker celebrates breaking scoring record by… breaking a vinyl record

We can only hope the vinyl he snapped was a Richie Kavanagh effort and not an obscure, early Yardbirds jam session.

VIDEO: Was this Anthony Stokes goal a thing of beauty or a back-post cross?

We are siding with the Irishman on this one.

Friday 18 April, 2014

Jurgen Klopp sprints out of press conference for urgent ‘call of nature’

The Borussia Dortmund coach sparked riotous laughter after running from a pre-match briefing.

19-year-old Connacht hooker seeking to put a dent in Munster’s Pro12 ambitions

Jack Dinneen has been drafted into the senior squad following an injury crisis in the front row.

Sky Sports land five-year deal to show Top 14 rugby from next season

The British broadcaster previously tied up a deal to show the Pro12 from September onwards.

Saturday 12 April, 2014

The first Irish goalkeeper to win the FA Cup, his friendship with Seán Lemass and IRA past

Tom Farquharson emigrated to Wales after being arrested for IRA involvement in the early 1920s. He was a cup winner six years later.

Sunday 6 April, 2014

Super Rugby: Brumbies hunt Sharks while Chiefs stage another stunning fightback

Meanwhile in Canberra, Auckland Blues’ Jerome Kaino cheered himself up by meeting an Aussie legend.

GIF: Super sub comes on for final 10 seconds and clears header off the line

Brett Pittman’s cameo effectively ended QPR’s hopes of automatic promotion.

As it happened: Everton v Arsenal, Barclays Premier League

Aresene Wenger will tell you his side are still in the hunt for top spot but, to Sky Sports, this was the race for fourth place.

Farcical scenes in Sheffield as half marathon is cancelled due to lack of water Sub Aqua

Farcical scenes in Sheffield as half marathon is cancelled due to lack of water

Police in the English city have set up roadblocks to prevent some 5,000 rogue runners from completing a rogue race.

Brian O’Driscoll and Jonny Wilkinson set for final showdown

The Irish and English rugby legends meet in a last-man-standing clash at Stade Felix Mayol this afternoon.

Irish athletics star Fionnuala Britton on getting stung buying chocolate in her local shops

The two-time European cross country champion is hoping to win the Great Ireland Run at The Phoenix Park today.

Two-a-days and mam’s home-cooking fuelling Paul Robinson’s Olympic dreams

The Kildare athlete will defend his Spar Great Ireland Run title at the Phoenix Park this afternoon.

Saturday 5 April, 2014

Payne challenge a yellow but red card ‘very harsh’, says Muller

French referee Jerome Garces will not be welcome back at Ravenhill any time soon.

Fulham claim vital three points but so does (almost) everyone else

George Boyd returned from spitting ban to claim all three points for Hull, which West Brom and Crystal Palace also won.

GIF: Jared Payne sent off for Ulster after only four minutes

The New Zealand fullback was given his marching orders after taking out opposite number Andy Goode.

Clermont await the winner of Ulster and Saracens after taming Tigers

The unbeaten run at Stade Marcel Michelin is now up to 75 matches.

Six-try Munster destroy Toulouse en route to Heineken Cup semi-final

Rob Penney’s men scored after only four minutes and never let up for a moment despite losing captain Peter O’Mahony to injury.

European dreams end for Kilkenny’s Peter Lydon after Harlequins defeat

The Stade Francais man started at fullback in his side’s home loss to Conor O’Shea’s men.

GIF: Keith Earls dives over for early try in rousing Munster victory

The Limerick native got the home crowd roaring at Thomond Park.

Deadly snakes, Hulkamania and Sylvester Stallone: It’s the week in comments

Joey Barton opened his Twitter gob again and the hurlers of Cork and Tipperary served up a treat.

Friday 4 April, 2014

Fitzmaurice spices up Kerry forward line ahead of Cork clash

The Kingdom are hoping to win four games in a row after their slip-up against Mayo in early March.

SNAPSHOT: Irish cross country legends Britton, O’Sullivan and McKiernan catch up

The trio were at St Brigid’s in Castleknock this afternoon to promote the Spar Great Ireland Run.

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