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Dana White promises 'incredible things' after signing seven-year UFC contract extension

DANA WHITE HAS confirmed he has signed a seven-deal deal to stay on as Ultimate Fighting Championship president.

The announcement comes off the back of Monday’s news that, starting next month with UFC 236, all pay-per-view events will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN+ for the ...

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Salah & Mane tipped for Liverpool stay as Carragher sees Klopp keeping stars

LIVERPOOL CAN FEND off any interest in the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, says Jamie Carragher, with Jurgen Klopp the perfect manager for an ambitious club and squad.

The Reds have not always been able to prevent prized assets from slipping the net, with Philippe Coutinho ...

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Carbery facing fitness battle to be fit for Munster's Champions Cup quarter

JOEY CARBERY FACES a fitness race to feature in Munster’s season-defining Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final with Edinburgh.

A hamstring injury meant Carbery missed Ireland’s last three Six Nations games, and after he linked up with Munster again yesterday, head coach Johann van ...

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‘I would have come from the flats… Brian Kerr gave me the confidence to go into any room and meet people’

JOHNNY MCDONNELL DOESN’T do anything halfheartedly, and that includes interviews.

“I’ve got goose pimples on the back of my neck thinking about it,” he says at one point during a 106-minute conversation with The42. “You have me wound up thinking about this,” he says later ...

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Van Dijk: Salah goals will come for Liverpool

MOHAMED SALAH WILL start scoring soon to fuel Liverpool’s Premier League title challenge, according to Virgil van Dijk.

Liverpool are two points clear of Manchester City, although the defending champions have a game in hand, going into the international break.

But the form ...

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Schmidt's Ireland drop below Wales in latest World Rugby rankings

WALES HAVE OVERTAKEN Ireland into second place in the latest World Rugby rankings following their Grand Slam victory in Cardiff on Saturday.

Warren Gatland’s side extended their winning run to 14 Tests with an emphatic defeat of Ireland at the Principality Stadium, handing them a third ...

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TV Wrap: FAI awards a damp squib while the tide begins to turn on Joe Schmidt

AND WE BEAT on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into talking about Declan Rice. 

The FAI’s International Awards bash on RTÉ on Sunday night had a Gatsbyesque feel to them, strictly in the sense that among its main talking points was a central figure electing not to ...

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'We had high hopes of improving': Ireland endure miserable Six Nations

ADAM GRIGGS HAS called on World Rugby to look at the balance of the Women’s Six Nations as the Ireland head coach reflected on a disappointing campaign for his side.

Griggs saw his team finish fifth in the 2019 tournament with just one win and four defeats from their five matches, which ...

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Spurs striker Parrott out of Ireland's U21 European Championship qualifier

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STRIKER Troy Parrott has been ruled out of Ireland’s 2021 U21 European Championship qualifier against Luxembourg through injury.

The 17-year-old, who was named FAI U16 Player of the Year on Sunday, was called up to Stephen Kenny’s side for the first time this week, ...

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Kellie Harrington auctions off belt to raise money for neighbours who lost their home to fire

IRISH WORLD CHAMPION Kellie Harrington is auctioning off her 2015 National Elite belt and an Irish vest to raise funds for neighbours who lost their home to fire.

“A neighbour of mine has had a terrible house fire that has left them with just the clothes on their back,” the boxer ...

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Tiger commits to WGC-Dell Match Play ahead of Masters

TIGER WOODS’ SCHEDULE became clearer on Monday when the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play confirmed that he will play the event at the end of the month.

Woods will sit out of this week’s Valspar Championship but is eager to get through next week’s round-robin in Austin on 27 ...

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'An argument that was never there' - David McGoldrick explains his recent Irish absence

JAMES COLLINS AND David McGoldrick spoke to the media after Irish training today, players sharing a position and a sense of a belated return to international duty. 

Luton Town striker Collins is among the senior squad for the first time, having last played for the Irish U21s in 2012 while ...

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'An offer we couldn't refuse' - Giants GM Gettleman breaks silence over Beckham trade

NEW YORK GIANTS general manager Dave Gettleman has broken his silence over the blockbuster trade that sent Odell Beckham Jr to the Cleveland Browns.

Giants general manager, Dave Gettleman. Source: Zach Bolinger

Gettleman insisted the team truly had no intention of ...

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Presentation College Athenry advance to second consecutive Croke Cup final with victory over Midleton CBS

PRESENTATION COLLEGE ATHENRY have booked their place in the Croke Cup final after a three-point victory over Midelton CBS in Killmallock this afternoon.

They will have the chance to dispel the ghosts of last year’s All-Ireland defeat to St. Kieran’s later this month and will go into ...

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Defiant Moyes 'wouldn’t do anything differently' if given Man United chance again

DAVID MOYES HAS defiantly declared that he would not do anything differently if he was given a second shot at succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager.

Having proven himself in the Premier League over several years at Everton, the Scot was the man the Red Devils turned to ...

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Cruel injury blow puts Ghiraldini's World Cup in doubt

ITALY HOOKER LEONARDO Ghiraldini suffered ruptured cruciate knee ligaments in the team’s final Six Nations game, the Italian rugby federation (FIR) confirmed on Monday.

Toulouse hooker Ghiraldini, 34, was carried off to thundering applause for his final home game in Rome after 104 ...

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Chelsea lodge Uefa complaint over alleged racist abuse in Kiev

CHELSEA SAID ON Monday they have lodged a formal complaint with Uefa over alleged racist abuse aimed at one of their players during the closing stages of the 5-0 Europa League win away to Dynamo Kiev last week.

Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi was reportedly victim of the abuse. ...

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Barcelona confident Suarez will be back for Man United despite ankle injury

LUIS SUAREZ IS set to be fit for Barcelona’s Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United despite suffering a sprained ankle.

Suarez sustained the injury during Barca’s 4-1 La Liga victory at Real Betis on Sunday, where he made way for Philippe Coutinho during the ...

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'I want to be a great club coach': Lancaster on easy decision to stay at Leinster

STUART LANCASTER SAYS he was in firm his mind when making a decision over his future after signing a new contract to remain as Leinster senior coach for the next two seasons. 

Both Lancaster and head coach Leo Cullen re-signed with the defending European and Pro14 champions last week in a ...

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Henshaw, JVDF and Toner major doubts for Champions Cup quarter-final

ROBBIE HENSHAW’S INJURY frustration looks set to continue as the centre is now facing a race against time to be fit for Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Ulster on Saturday week.

Henshaw has not played since starting at fullback in Ireland’s opening Six Nations ...

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'It’s up to me to get positive results and get people smiling again'

MICK MCCARTHY’S BACK to work, and you only needed to hear the gruff Barnsley voice stabbing through the Abbottstown air to know it.

This morning he took his first Republic of Ireland training session in 17 years, and his centrality to it all was notable.

Whereas Martin O’Neill ...

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