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Today’s News

Well leave it there so: Bronze medals, Gareth Bale’s doppelganger and all today’s sport

A smorgasbord of sporting delights, all meticulously packaged and presented for your pleasure.

Lisa Kearney wins bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games

Meanwhile, Aileen Reid finished sixth in the triathlon and three Northern Irish swimmers are back in the pool for semi-finals tonight.

Bad news wrestling fans, ‘Good Ol’ JR’ has announced his retirement from WWE

The 62-year-old confirmed the news on Twitter.

Nibali on the brink after stage 18 win

It’s all over bar the spin into Paris.

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Analysis: What 3-4-3 means for Manchester United this season

Louis Van Gaal has already made minor changes since arriving but what can we expect from the new formation?

It’s official: Frank Lampard joins soon-to-be MLS side New York City FC

The team make their league debut in March 2015 so 36 year-old veteran must decide short-term plans.

Simmons: ‘I can imagine playing a game in Sydney with the Irish support… jeez!’

Coach Phil Simmons says the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.will effectively be a home tournament for Ireland.

McCaw returns as Crusaders keep Carter at 12 for Super semi-final

All four franchises have named their starting XVs for the Super Rugby semi-finals.

The Tour de France v the Epsom Derby: how the increase in speed compares

Economist Robbie Butler has the graph paper out again.

CAS could reduce Suarez ban, in line to make Barca debut in El Clasico if not

Barcelona are hoping to have the Uruguayan striker’s suspension shortened but he will be eligible to face Real Madrid on 26 October regardless of next month’s decision.

Who’s missing? Rugby HQ pick out the top five ‘little men’ of the game

There’s a Welshman at number one in the latest version of Fox Sports’ entertaining series.

Ireland U21 international ‘Baby Bale’ leaves Spurs on loan deal

19-year-old Waterford man Kenny McEvoy has joined Peterborough in League One.

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Keith Andrews on the move, Rs eye up Eto’o

Everton are also close to new signings while Gary Medel is a wanted man.

Good news, Patriots fans… the Gronk is fit for training camp NFL

Good news, Patriots fans… the Gronk is fit for training camp

New England boss Bill Belichick says his best tight end is ready for road.

Conor McGregor is going to write a book about his life ‘in and out of the Octagon’ UFC

Conor McGregor is going to write a book about his life ‘in and out of the Octagon’

‘The Notorious’ Dubliner is making the most of his heightened profile.

United to play 3-4-3 this season, says Van Gaal

The tactical revolution at Old Trafford will be televised.

POLL: How interested are you in the Commonwealth Games? Glasgow 2014 This post contains a poll

POLL: How interested are you in the Commonwealth Games?

Events got under way in Glasgow this morning. But will you be bothered watching?

Star-studded Real want to win every trophy this season, says Bale

“We enter six competitions and we want to win every one,” Bale said.

Super Rugby star Anscombe joins Cardiff with Welsh caps in view

The 23-year-old former New Zealand underage international will hook up with the Blues later this year.

Cork chief Cuthbert vows to review dual player situation at end of the season

The football boss is preparing for a do-or-die clash with Sligo on Saturday night.

French teenager runs 65 yards to score superb goal and rescue Chelsea

Young midfielder Jeremie Boga fired home late on as Jose Mourinho’s men were held 1-1 with Austrian side RZ Pellets WAC.

How MMA fighter Ronda Rousey gets down to her fighting weight UFC

How MMA fighter Ronda Rousey gets down to her fighting weight

We’re talking a lot of salt and a steam room.

Coleman misses Everton’s pre-season tour through injury

The Ireland defender is staying at home instead of joining the club in Thailand after picking up a hamstring injury.

11 redeeming features of pre-season friendlies

Stars coming to Ireland, bad Panenka penalties and more overlooked delights.

There’s a fascinating new theory about what makes LeBron James so good

LeBron James might have an “eidetic memory”.

Borini injury fear for Liverpool in Roma loss

The shoulder injury may scupper Brendan Rodger’s transfer plans.

United make winning start under Van Gaal against Robbie Keane’s Galaxy

Wayne Rooney was on form while new signing Ander Herrera impressed on his debut as the Premier League side got the LVG era going.

Osborne striving to improve skill levels at Conor O’Shea’s Harlequins

We spoke to the man in charge of skill development at the Irishman’s Premiership club.

A quiz question reminded James O’Donoghue what it means to be ‘a true Kerry player’

James O’Donoghue has stepped out of the shadows to become one of Kerry’s stars – but he knows he has won nothing yet.

Kearney, Reid and the other athletes to look out for at the Commonwealth Games today

We’ve got Irish Olympians competing in swimming, judo and triathlon in Glasgow.

Cooper: I’ve two weeks to show Jim that I deserve that Dublin jersey

Jonny Cooper is already counting down the days until he can return to training.

Analysis: Brumbies’ breakdown work gives them shot against Waratahs

We use GIFs and screenshots to examine the positive influence Laurie Fisher has had on the Brumbies.

I went to every Ireland game at 2010 World Cup and thought ‘I should be out there’

Kerrie Ann Craddock made her Ireland debut at the age of 29 but is eager to make up for lost time.

‘I’d say I’m more successful than him now!’ – McCabe following in big bro’s footsteps

The Ireland U19s winger, whose sibling is Shamrock Rovers star Gary McCabe, is preparing for this evening’s European Championships semi-final.

‘If Cillian O’Connor isn’t classed as a marquee forward, I don’t know who is’

Mayo keeper Rob Hennelly bats away any lingering doubts about the Connacht champions’ attacking options.

Van Gaal tells Rooney and Valencia how to improve during shooting practice LVG

Van Gaal tells Rooney and Valencia how to improve during shooting practice

Manchester United’s recently-appointed boss was filmed instructing the pair at training in the States.

Yesterday’s News

Spurs make double signing of Swansea pair Vorm and Davies

Tottenham have confirmed that Dutch goalkeeper Vorm and Welsh full-back Davies are joining the club.

Celtic Park hosts Queen Elizabeth for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

40,000 people packed into Celtic’s home ground to get the 20th Games under way.

Pat’s ship five goals to crash out of the Champions League

The Saints were defeated 5-0 (6-1 on aggregate) by Legia Warsaw at Tallaght Stadium.

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