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Today’s News

Opinion: Why Mario Balotelli is NOT a scapegoat

‘On current form he belongs in the same bracket as Neil Mellor and El-Hadji Diouf’ rather than Luis Suarez.

Austin Stacks and Mid-Kerry meet again while Crossmaglen begin the defence of Ulster

And all the rest of this weekend’s fixtures in Gaelic Football.


Family man G-Mac finds the perfect balance

“I’m in such a good place in my personal life that it allows me to re-focus on my golf,” the Irish golfer says.

Is the Manchester derby finally a rivalry worth the name again?

City have beaten United in five out of the last six Premier League clashes between the pair, but Louis van Gaal is closing the gap as they prepare for Sunday’s meeting.

Ireland’s Jason Quigley extends unbeaten record with first-round knockout

The Donegal native remains undefeated since turning pro.

LeBron very un-LeBron in opening loss to Knicks on big homecoming night LBJ

Steven Gerrard: I could leave Liverpool in the summer

The Anfield club’s captain insists he will not be retiring in the summer, meaning an exit could be on the cards

Happy Halloween: Here’s 7 sports injuries that sent us crying for our mammy

CAUTION: We’re not messing. Some of these are really hard to watch.

‘It’s like having an injury’ – MMA fighter Ais ‘The Bash’ Daly talks TUF and dealing with depression

Daly won her first fight in the show this week and was delighted to beat her ‘psychopath’ opponent.

‘Individual achievements will mean nothing if there is no medal at the end of it’ – Conan Byrne

The St. Pat’s midfielder and his team mates are out to end 53 years of heartache this Sunday.

Thinking of heading out for a run? Here’s what you need

Thinking of heading out for a run? Here’s what you need

What do you need for a 10k run?


Leinster have turned a corner after three successive victories, insists O’Connor

International commitments may have limited his hand but the Leinster coach is confident of avoiding a Halloween scare against Edinburgh.

Magic Johnson and Vincent Tan are part of the ownership group of the latest MLS franchise

LA FC will begin competing in the league from 2017 onwards.

Yesterday’s News

Brendan Rodgers: No need to protect off-form Mario Balotelli

The Liverpool manager insists he does not need to pay special attention to the fiery Italy international, who clashed with Jonjo Shelvey during their League Cup tie at Anfield.

Looking for a natural fitness supplement? We have just the thing

Mo Farah used it in The Olympics, so it must be good.

Looking for a sports Halloween costume? Here are 8 ideas that will impress your mates

You’ll be the talk of the party if you rock up looking like Miguel Angel Jimenez.

Roy Keane: ‘Scholes too humble for TV interview? He just couldn’t be bothered’

‘Well, he’s doing it now, isn’t he? Maybe there’s more money involved now.’

One play perfectly sums up just how bad the Lakers will be this season

Kobe Bryant’s team are in trouble this year.

We’ll Leave It There So: Donal Óg’s dickie bow, Roy’s reality TV & all today’s sport

Catch up on all of the biggest stories of the day including John Delaney’s mistakes and an injury blow for Joe Schmidt.

Jack Conan could be natural successor to Heaslip at number eight — Kevin McLaughlin

The 22-year-old will make his third start for Leinster at the RDS tomorrow night.

Manchester City ready to join Bayern in scramble for Reus signature

Bayern Munich sparked Europe-wide interest in the Germany forward by revealing a buy-out clause in his BVB contract, thus prompting the English champions into action

Manuel Neuer went on another one of his fun runs last night

The German keeper gets very antsy when he stays on his line too long.

Pick Six: Shane Jennings v – NFL week 9 NFL

Pick Six: Shane Jennings v – NFL week 9

We’ve asked the Leinster and Ireland player to call six of this week’s NFL games.

LeBron James is going to make his much-hyped official return to a Cavs jersey

The big questions is: will he bring back his signature chalk toss?

Stephen Keshi to return as Nigeria boss two weeks after being sacked

The team has a lot of work to do to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

15 of the best hurlers never to win an Allstar award

15 of the best hurlers never to win an Allstar award

Gerry McInerney and John O’Brien were among those unlucky who were unlucky to be overlooked.

Celtic midfielder handed seven match ban after being found guilty of using racist insult Ban

Celtic midfielder handed seven match ban after being found guilty of using racist insult

The club have announced they will appeal the decision.

Conor McGregor has ‘talked his way’ into title contention says UFC rival UFC

Conor McGregor has ‘talked his way’ into title contention says UFC rival

Ross Pearson has challenged the Dubliner to take him on in the lightweight division.

Liam Miller is on the move again after being released by Brisbane Roar

The Irish international left the A-League champions by mutual consent.

This LEGO masterpiece will whet your appetite ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby

The Top-5 City/United moments brick-by-brick.

Spanish legend Raul comes out of retirement to sign for New York Cosmos

His playing days aren’t over just yet.

Nathan White pulls out of Ireland squad as surgery rules prop out for 16 weeks

The Connacht prop ruptured a tendon in his arm and won’t be available to Pat Lam or Joe Schmidt until February.

‘The breakdown is about hitting people’: Leinster asking Ben Te’o to keep things simple

The province’s new signing from rugby league is relishing the chance to smash his way through rucks against Edinburgh tomorrow.

British MP makes bizarre claim that Mario Balotelli was at the House of Commons this morning

Italian was allegedly mistaken for a ’55 year-old dancer’.

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