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Dublin: 4 °C Friday 25 April, 2014

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McIver names his Derry side to dethrone the Dubs

The Oak Leaf show just one change from the side which beat Mayo in the league semis.

Ramires banned for the rest of the Premier League season

Brazilian accepts four-game ban after FA charge him with violent conduct.

If you can’t defend against LeBron, you can always just elbow him in the throat

Come at the king, you best not miss. Ain’t that right, Josh McRoberts?

Chelsea to play ‘weakened’ team in title showdown… but who will start against Liverpool?

Defeat at Anfield would mathematically end Chelsea’s title chances.

Limerick players will get over management row and get on with the hurling, says Nash

Cork stopper Anthony Nash expects Limerick to be fully firing when they set out to defend their Munster hurling title.

Cuthbert picks 28-man squad to lead Cork’s All-Ireland bid

Cork begin their Munster campaign with a semi-final against either Limerick or Tipperary.

Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Bayern pass and pass and pass and pass – but it’s advantage Real thanks to this swift counter

Karim Benzema’s goal gives the Spaniards a slim advantage for next week’s return leg in Germany.

As it happened: Real Madrid v Bayern Munich, Champions League

Real Madrid’s pursuit of la décima faced its toughest test yet. Here’s how tonight’s semi-final first leg panned out.

Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Kevin Durant nails an incredible four-pointer while falling backwards off the court KD

Kevin Durant nails an incredible four-pointer while falling backwards off the court

The MVP-elect produced this highlight reel moment as the clock ran down against the Grizzlies last night.

Ryan Giggs named interim manager after Man United sack Moyes

“The club will make no further comment on this process until it is concluded.”

United job was ‘a step too far’ for Moyes, says Paul McGrath

Decision to sack Moyes was “ruthless”, admits the former Manchester United and Ireland defender.

Monday 21 April, 2014

3 each-way shots you should consider in the Irish Grand National

Thirty runners go to post at Fairyhouse this afternoon — and we’re hoping for another surprise winner.

Sunday 20 April, 2014

Mike Tyson, handball, and the story behind Ireland’s newest sports magazine

Two “handball nerds” are working to give one of the GAA’s original sports the coverage that it deserves.

‘Some lads can handle it and some lads can’t’ – Shane McGrath on his tough year as Tipp captain

All-Star midfielder is enjoying his hurling again as Tipp bid for a place in the league final.

Friday 18 April, 2014

Shefflin starts as Kilkenny change five for league semi v Galway

Michael Fennelly will make his first start of the season in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday.

GAA will ‘reserve judgement’ before thinking about black card changes

Football Review Committee member Paul Earley advocates “wait and see” approach before making any changes.

Want to go to some live sport over the four-day weekend?

If the weather stays like this, only a fool would stay on the couch.

Could a date change save the International Rules series?

Talk of a one-game series between Ireland and Australia is “not ideal”, admits manager Paul Earley.

A great Johnny Doyle anecdote about working with Kieran McGeeney

Former Kildare boss is now working on mental preparation with the Tipperary hurlers.

5 reasons why you should be watching the League of Ireland this weekend

It’s first v third and second v fourth on a very Good Friday of domestic football action.

Thursday 17 April, 2014

Waterford hurling legend Tony Browne has retired

“I have loved and embraced every moment wearing the Waterford jersey from my earliest days.”

IRFU: ‘Absolutely no point’ in forcing Henshaw to switch provinces

IRFU focused on players’ “best interests in terms of getting to progress to with the national team.”

Hull’s green army must focus for cup glory, warns McPhail

The Shamrock Rovers midfielder was the last Irishman to captain his side in an FA Cup final.

Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Frustrated tennis player yells ‘Son of a Biscuit’… and still gets a warning from the umpire

Maybe Donald Young won’t choose his words quite so carefully this next time.

The Government will invest €7.4 million in grassroots soccer, rugby and GAA this year

Irish Sports Council funding aims to encourage and create opportunities for young people.

Daniel Sturridge could be fit for Liverpool’s game this weekend

One half of the ‘SAS’ limped off injured during Sunday’s win over Manchester City.

Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Giroud shows sublime touch to put Arsenal ahead, kisses armband in Hillsborough tribute

The Frenchman fired Arsenal into the lead on 55 minutes.

In pictures: Fans unite to mark 25th Hillsborough anniversary and continue the fight for justice

Memorials were held at Anfield, Goodison Park, Hillsborough and in Nottingham this afternoon.

Shay Given promoted to Villa coaching staff as club suspend Lambert assistant

Villa only four points clear of relegation zone after four straight defeats in the league.

As it happened: GAA bosses face Oireachtas Committee over Sky Sports TV deal

GAA President Liam O’Neill and Director-General Paraic Duffy appeared before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications.

No change with black card, says the man on the end of last year’s most talked-about tackle

The stats show higher scoring but Monaghan’s Conor McManus says it’s as hard as ever to get away from defenders.

Quick league start even better than we expected, says Clare’s McInerney

Davy Fitz’s Banner face Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds this Sunday.

Monday 14 April, 2014

The Long Walk: a new documentary about the Irish golfers battling to make it as professionals

The two-part documentary begins on Setanta Ireland this week.

This, by Matt Kuchar, was the shot of the Masters

Kuch finishes six shots back despite this miracle approach to the 11th.

Manny Pacquiao’s mam really gets into it when her son fights

If Mrs Pacquiao was praying for a unanimous points decision, her prayers were answered.

Sunday 13 April, 2014

The Masters hangout: how the final day unfolded at Augusta

Bubba Watson produced a masterclass to clinch his second green jacket. Here’s how it happened on Masters Sunday.

20-year-old Jordan Spieth chips in from the bunker to grab his Masters chance

Bidding to be the youngest player ever to wear the green jacket, Jordan Spieth briefly led by three shots this evening.

Who are you backing to win the Masters tonight? Pick The Winner This post contains a poll

Who are you backing to win the Masters tonight?

It’s all set up for a cracking finale to the season’s first Major.

‘None of your business’ – Gerrard gave Geoff Shreeves nothing after Liverpool’s win

Liverpool’s skipper keeps his feet on the ground after a big, big win in the title race.

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