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Friday 23 September, 2011

Pro12 Preview: Provinces name sides for this weekend’s clashes

Leinster, Munster and Ulster face tough away games in Wales while Connacht entertain the Dragons at The Sportsground.

WATCH: Maradona kicks out at Al-Wasl fan Boot In This post contains videos

WATCH: Maradona kicks out at Al-Wasl fan

It’s okay though, because El Diego apologised. Some things will never change, eh?

Fergie defends Old Trafford medical team over Hargreaves injury claims

City midfielder says he felt like a “guinea pig” at times during his spell at United.

Kidney dismisses ‘scandalous’ fake injury accusations

Deccie hits back after former Wallaby Tim Horan accused Ireland of cheating their way to victory.

Azerbaijan accused of splashing $9m to buy boxing gold at 2012 Olympics

Olympic boxing once again in the spotlight over corruption allegations, as the International Amateur Boxing Association deny any wrongdoing.

McCarthy gets recall as Trap names squad for upcoming qualifiers

The 20-year-old Wigan midfielder is back in Trap’s plans for the games against Andorra and Armenia.

Monday 1 August, 2011

The 13 sports records that will never be broken Federer This post contains images

The 13 sports records that will never be broken

Outlandish feats of sporting excellence that will remain in the record books forever. Probably.

Friday 29 July, 2011

Watch: First ever Motocross front flip at the X games What The Flip? This post contains videos

Watch: First ever Motocross front flip at the X games

19 year old Jackson Strong helped make it a clean sweep for Australia in the Moto X Best Trick category.

US TV station caught staging the finale of amateur golf tournament

Reporter arrived after the tournament had finished and competitors recreated the final putts.

Patriots swoop for Ochocinco and Haynesworth

New England trade late-round picks for two of NFL’s unsettled stars in a sensational move overnight.

Murphy at full-forward the only surprise for Cork

Injuries force Counihan’s hand as veteran midfielder returns from absence.

Thursday 28 July, 2011

Watch Rooney pull the strings as United put four past Americans Roo-thless This post contains videos

Watch Rooney pull the strings as United put four past Americans

Anderson, Park, Berbatov and Welbeck all on target in New Jersey. Did Berba mean this?

Carter back in black to take points record

The Number 10 returns to the starting lineup just two points shy of Johnny Wilkinson’s Test points total.

Kerry’s Brian Sheehan looking to go long Kingdom Come This post contains videos

Kerry’s Brian Sheehan looking to go long

Sharp-shooting forward says Limerick will provide a stern test for a Kerry side that haven’t played since the first weekend of July.

Who the hell is Sergio Aguero? King Kun This post contains videos

Who the hell is Sergio Aguero?

Named after a Japanese cartoon character and having a penchant for the language of elves, we bring you the lowdown on the man they call Kun.

Brazilian keeper may be charged with attempted murder after brutal kung-fu kick Video Nasty This post contains videos

Brazilian keeper may be charged with attempted murder after brutal kung-fu kick

Police are interviewing witnesses and have expressed their desire the charge Gustavo to the full extent of the law.

Wednesday 20 July, 2011

How much? The worst transfers in football history P45 This post contains images

How much? The worst transfers in football history

Not all transfers work out. To say the least.

Monday 18 July, 2011

Barney forgets his darts but remembers to bring his game

Crowd favourite Van Barneveld eases into last 16 of World Matchplay despite leaving his darts at home.

Watch: Heartbreak for USA as Japan win Women’s World Cup for first time Rising Sun This post contains videos

Watch: Heartbreak for USA as Japan win Women’s World Cup for first time

Japan twice came from behind to bring the tie to penalties, where the came out on top 3-1. Check it out here.

Deans defends Aussie side that was stunned by Samoa

Coach claims that focus should be on the poor performance rather than the team selection, as the Australian press lashes out.

Friday 15 July, 2011

That’s a bad move: sport’s biggest PR disasters Bad Press This post contains images

That’s a bad move: sport’s biggest PR disasters

Rupert Murdoch’s new image consultants started yesterday. Today Rebekah Brook resigned. Here’s some of our most memorable PR disasters in sport.

Thursday 14 July, 2011

Downing given green light to talk to Liverpool after fee agreed

Dalglish’s third signing of the summer takes their spending since january close to £100 million.

Focus: the last three Connacht football finals revisited

Last minute winners, one-point victories, three different champions in three years; the western province’s final usually doesn’t disappoint.

Confusion reigns as Sneijder saga drags on

United said to be willing to meet wage demands but uncertainty remains over whether Inter will let the Dutchman go.

Staunton in line for Anfield coaching role?

Kenny Dalglish first brought the Irishman to the club as a 17-year-old in 1986.

Wednesday 13 July, 2011

WATCH: Liverpool and Arsenal impress in pre-season runouts Pre-Season This post contains videos

WATCH: Liverpool and Arsenal impress in pre-season runouts

Charlie Adam makes debut for Reds as they come out on top in seven goal bonanza while Arsenal cruise past Malaysian All Stars.

Woodward warns GB 2012 athletes to mind their language and keep their rooms tidy

Rugby World Cup-winning coach seeks to use his expertise to unify the British team and increase medal haul.

Spurs looking to offload Keane as part of Samba deal

The Ireland skipper’s contract expires next summer and the he appears to be on the way out of Tottenham.

Friday 25 March, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Irish Medicines Board reports surge in illegal online drug purchases Online Drugs

Irish Medicines Board reports surge in illegal online drug purchases

Weight-loss drugs are the most popular, along with erectile dysfunction products and sedatives.

Vegas, baby: Maynooth students get invited to the football tennis World Cup

A drunken email originally led to a trip to Turkey. Now the lads have set up Football Tennis Ireland and are heading for Las Vegas in June to mix it with Andre Agassi.

From The Daily Edge Elizabeth Taylor was fashionably late for her own funeral Liz Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor was fashionably late for her own funeral

Colin Farrell recited a poem as Taylor was laid to rest in the same cemetery as her good friend Michael Jackson.

From The Daily Edge Chess world scandalised by alleged French cheating Chess Cheats?

Chess world scandalised by alleged French cheating

Three team members suspended after a plot involving text messages, computers and coded signals was discovered.

Thursday 24 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge Mormons on Broadway: Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s new musical Musical Mayhem

Mormons on Broadway: Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s new musical

The South Park creators have spent the last seven years writing ‘The Book of Mormon’ which opens on Broadway this week. We also take a look at some other musicals with religious themes.

Leinster boosted by new deals for Ross, Ruddock and O’Malley

Signings are a shot in the arm for the province ahead of a hectic month of Magners League and Heineken Cup action.

From TheJournal.ie Sporadic sex increases the chances of heart failure Research

Sporadic sex increases the chances of heart failure

Research finds that “episodic” sex increases the chances of heart attack in those who are unfit.

Caldwell admits to trying to convince James McCarthy to turn his back on Ireland

Scottish vice-captain believes McCarthy is destined for big things but wants to see him represent the country of his birth.

From Business ETC One in three Irish businesses plan to expand in 2011 Economy

One in three Irish businesses plan to expand in 2011

Confidence may be returning slowly to the Irish economy but funds to finance acquisitions are still hard to come by.

From The Daily Edge OMG, I ♥ the OED! Wordplay

OMG, I ♥ the OED!

The Oxford English Dictionary has included the ‘heart’ symbol amongst its 45,437 new entries.

Wednesday 23 March, 2011

From TheJournal.ie St Patrick’s Weekend road deaths up 50 per cent from last year Road Deaths

St Patrick’s Weekend road deaths up 50 per cent from last year

Six people were killed on the roads over the five-day period while 267 were arrested for drink driving.

Sexton and Reddan could feature against Dragons

Half-back pair among a number of internationals that could return for the Magners League tie on Sunday.

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