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# preview - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Uncaged: Breaking down the Irish challenge at UFC Fight Night Dublin

Thousands of Irish MMA fans will pack out Dublin’s O2 tonight. Resident UFC man Brian Kirk takes a close look at the men the home crowd will be cheering on.

# preview - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Ominous weather ensures little room for error at The Open

The year’s third major is under way in Hoylake.

# preview - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Millions await the ‘nature versus nurture’ World Cup final

Argentina, and one very special player, will attempt to combat the impressive Germans.

# preview - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

What are the Netherlands’ chances of winning the World Cup?

Louis van Gaal’s side take on Argentina tomorrow in the second semi-final.

Brazil must forget the golden boy and place fate in the hands of Big Phil

The host nation has not provided attractive football, but they are controlled by a man who knows exactly what it takes to win against Germany.

# preview - Monday 7 July, 2014

What are Brazil’s chances of winning the World Cup?

Luis Felipe Scolari’s side play Germany in the first semi-final tomorrow.

What are Germany’s chances of winning the World Cup?

Joachim Löw’s highly-fancied side take on Brazil in the semi-final tomorrow.

# preview - Friday 4 July, 2014

5 talking points ahead of Kilkenny v Dublin, Leinster senior hurling final

Dublin defend their Leinster title against the men who have ruled supreme for so many years. Here’s what we’ll be talking about between now and Sunday.

Youthful French momentum could overpower jaded Germans in Rio

Mikey Stafford reports from Brazil, where Didier Deschamps’ side face a confused Germany.

# preview - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Costa Rica’s Cinderella fairytale faces history-seeking Greek roadblock

Mikey Stafford reports from Recife, where both sides are aiming to achieve historical feats.

# preview - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Germany hoping to avoid another case of ‘second album syndrome’ against Ghana

The Germans have had some bad results in the second games of tournaments in recent times.

# preview - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Big Phil has an eye infection but he can still see the Mexican threat coming towards Brazil

Brazil’s manager is cautious about the showdown his team face against Mexico tonight in Fortaleza.

# preview - Friday 13 June, 2014

Van Gaal making no apologies for defensive approach to thwart world champions Spain

Vincent Del Bosque meanwhile, is also sticking by his tiki-taka guns.

# preview - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Big Phil and little Neymar ready to carry hopes of a nation at the World Cup

It’s World Cup Eve, so here’s our man in Brazil to preview the greatest show on earth.

6 questions: Our writers tell you who will win the World Cup and who the *real* dark horses are

12 of our writers nail their colours to the mast ahead of tomorrow’s big World Cup kick-off.

# preview - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Humble beginnings for new Irish era as Schmidt takes show on the road less travelled

The Six Nations champions look to build momentum against Argentina this evening.

# preview - Saturday 31 May, 2014

‘You gauge success by the trophies you win, don’t you?’ – Devin Toner

The lock is determined to give the likes of Brian O’Driscoll, Leo Cullen, Jono Gibbes and Greg Feek a winning send-off.

# preview - Friday 23 May, 2014

Champions League build-up: familiarity may breed contempt as Madrid neighbours keep eyes on prize

Miguel Delaney is in Lisbon ahead of tomorrow’s unique Madrid derby.

# preview - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Latest installment of Leinster and Ulster rivalry set to serve up thrills

Boosted by the returns of Best and Pienaar, Mark Anscombe’s men travel to the RDS with confidence.

# preview - Friday 16 May, 2014

Warriors promise rough night in Glasgow for Munster

Rob Penney will be hoping his tenure as Munster coach does not end in Scotstoun.

# preview - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

5 talking points ahead of tonight’s Europa League final

Benfica will be hoping to end a 52-year curse when they face Sevilla in Turin later.

# preview - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Quintana out to impress in Ireland at Giro’s Grand Depart

Some of cycling’s brightest talents descend on Ireland this weekend.

# preview - Thursday 1 May, 2014

This class promo will get you excited for the 2014 Allianz Hurling League Final

Kilkenny and Tipperary are set to renew their longstanding rivalry this weekend.

# preview - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Munster craving ‘difference between good and great’ to reach fourth Cardiff final

It’s gonna be tough, but Munster hold hope of toppling the European champions in Marseille.

# preview - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Premier League preview: How to fill out your weekend football accumulator

The league’s two top sides go head-to-head at Anfield and Manchester City will be watching intently.

# preview - Friday 25 April, 2014

# preview - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

5 talking points ahead of tonight’s Real Madrid-Bayern Munich Champions League semi-final

Can Gareth Bale repeat Copa del Rey heroics and other questions ahead of this evening’s clash.

# preview - Friday 18 April, 2014

Ronnie O’Sullivan aims for three in a row at the Crucible

We’re snooker loopy, nuts are we.

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.

# preview - Monday 14 April, 2014

From Business ETC Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8.1 preview for developers* Windows Phone

Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8.1 preview for developers*

*If you’re not a developer, there’s still a way to get your hands on it.

# preview - Sunday 13 April, 2014

5 talking points ahead of today’s vital Liverpool-Manchester City clash

Will Brendan Rodgers place faith in Sakho? How big an influence will Aguero have?

# preview - Sunday 6 April, 2014

‘We know what it takes’: Heaslip hoping to join Munster in semis with victory in Toulon

Leinster will have to topple the reigning champions to maintain an interest in the Heineken Cup.

# preview - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Vintage Tidal Bay bids to emulate Red Rum in Grand National

The horse has got better with age and this season he has finished third in the Welsh National and a fine second in the Irish Gold Cup.

# preview - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Rory McIlroy gets back to work with pre-Masters tune-up in Houston

Theworld number seven ends a three-week break with his return for the PGA Tour event in Humble, Texas.

# preview - Monday 31 March, 2014

5 previous meetings between Bayern Munich and Manchester United

Just to get you in the mood for tomorrow’s game.

# preview - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Peter O’Mahony: ‘It’s without a doubt the biggest week of my career’

Ireland’s inspirational blindside flanker recalls being unable to watch 2009’s Six Nations endgame.

Momentum and form is in Ireland’s favour ahead of Parisian finale

Joe Schmidt’s men have built for this occasion perfectly, but there are no guarantees against Les Bleus.

# preview - Thursday 13 March, 2014’s Morning Line: everything you need to enjoy day three at Cheltenham — and pick a winner Preview This post contains videos’s Morning Line: everything you need to enjoy day three at Cheltenham — and pick a winner

Will Annie Power maintain her impressive unbeaten run? Can Benefficient overcome the challenge of Dynaste for the second year running?

# preview - Wednesday 12 March, 2014’s Morning Line: everything you need to enjoy day two at Cheltenham — and pick a winner

Who will prevail in the Champion Chase, plus more thoughts ahead of today’s action.

# preview - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Atletico out to end Milan’s Champions League hopes

The Spanish side hold a 1-0 advantage from the first leg three weeks ago thanks to Diego Costa’s late winner at the San Siro.

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