Floodlights fail at the RDS as Leinster squash Glasgow PRO12 hopes

LEINSTER 31
GLASGOW 30

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Tottenham confirm home matches in 2017/2018 will be played at Wembley

Tottenham will play all their home games at Wembley next season, the club have announced.

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Barcelona boss Luis Enrique puts full faith in returning neymar

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has backed the returning Neymar to boost his side’s LaLiga title hopes ahead of Saturday’s derby with Espanyol.

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Harry Redknapp confident Birmingham can seal narrow escape from relegation

Harry Redknapp heads into his first home game as Birmingham boss against play-off-bound Huddersfield on Saturday adamant his new side can seal another narrow escape from relegation.

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Pat Lam makes 10 changes as Connacht welcome Scarlets to the Showground

Darragh Leader, who this week signed a new deal with his home province, will start on the right wing for his first game in 18 months.

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Why Anthony Joshua’s world title fight against Wladimir Klitschko is such a big deal

Will this be the defining moment of both boxers’ careers?

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Ilie Nastase apologises for comments during Fed Cup clash

The 70-year-old former world number one has been provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Federation after a series of incidents in Constanta.

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Rugby referee knocked out with a punch after showing player a red card

The game was abandoned and the referee brought to hospital for treatment on his injured cheekbone and jaw.

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Ronald Koeman: Romelu Lukaku future will be decided at end of season

Lukaku has scored 25 goals for the Toffees this term and has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park, most frequently to former club Chelsea.

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Leinster make late change ahead of Friday evening encounter

Dan Leavy comes in at number eight with Peadar Timmins coming onto the bench.

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‘I’m training hard in the gym’: Mourinho looking at ALL his options ahead of weekend

Jose Mourinho offered a tongue-in-cheek solution to Manchester United’s personnel problems: picking himself against Swansea.

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Dejan Lovren signs new Liverpool deal

Lovren moved from Southampton in 2014, making 105 appearances for the Reds since.

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Robert Huth trolled Alexis Sanchez with an ‘injury’ picture on Twitter

It’s fair to say the Leicester defender doesn’t have much sympathy for Sanchez.

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A ‘Wenger In’ banner flying over the Etihad stole the show at the Manchester derby

But it wasn’t the show of support for the Arsenal boss it appeared to be…

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The week in Fantasy Premier League: Transfer window strategy, the Nathan Ake problem, and going 3-5-2
Ken Rooney explains why Fantasy Premier League managers shouldn’t so quick to sell Nathan Ake. Fashions come and go in Fantasy Premier League just as in life, so in case you haven’t heard – 3-5-2 is so hot right now. Previously the domain of rebels and hipsters, the form... Read more
PODCAST: Irish fans won’t cower from terrorism
Irish fans travelling to France for Euro 2016 will not cower in the face of terrorism. This week on the YBIG Football Show, Dave O’Grady caught up with two life-long Ireland fans in John O’Neill and Phelim Warren. The guys spoke about their experiences travelling abroad supporting Ireland and... Read more

Sunderland 3 Newcastle 0

Sam Allardyce became the fourth successive boss to bounce back from an opening defeat to beat arch-rivals Newcastle as Sunderland finally secured their first Barclays Premier League win of the season.

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Republic of Ireland defender John O’Shea has emerged as a doubt for Ireland’s crucial Euro 2016 play-off tie with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Tim Sherwood sacked as Aston Villa boss

Tim Sherwood has been sacked as manager of Aston Villa, the club have confirmed.

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Hometown favourite Paddy Holohan suffered a submission defeat to Louis Smolka at last night’s electric UFC Dublin event at the 3Arena.

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