Lion’s Peter O’Mahony omitted completely from squad to play All Blacks on Saturday

Warren Gatland has revealed the tough discussions that led to British & Irish Lions’ first Test captain Peter O’Mahony being omitted completely from the second Test squad to face the All Blacks this Saturday, writes Simon Lewis.

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Warren Gatland gambles as Lions’ hopes rest on Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell partnership

Warren Gatland has rolled the dice on the British & Irish Lions’ do or die second Test against the All Blacks by trusting Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell to keep the Test series alive.

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Robbie Henshaw and George North ruled out of rest of Lions Tour

Robbie Henshaw and George North will miss the rest of the British and Irish Lions tour after suffering injuries in Tuesday’s 31-31 draw against the Hurricanes.

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Linfield inch closer to Champions League meeting with Celtic after last-minute win

Linfield 1, La Fiorita 0: Jordan Stewart marked his return to boyhood club Linfield with the only goal as the Northern Ireland champions inched closer to a Champions League meeting with Celtic.

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Bravo the hero as Chile secure place in Confederations Cup final

Portugal 0, Chile 0 (AET, Chile win 3-0 on pens): Chile are into the Confederations Cup final after the semi-final with Portugal in Kazan was decided by Claudio Bravo’s penalty shoot-out saves.

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All Blacks make two changes ahead of second Lions test

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has made two changes to his side for Saturday’s second test with the Lions in Wellington.

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Sean O’Brien try points way to achieving victory over All Blacks, Johnny Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson believes the British and Irish Lions must look to the wonder try by Sean O’Brien in the first Test against New Zealand when devising their gameplan for the second instalment of the series.

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The Champions League has actually begun and there’s already a goal of the competition contender

The standard has been set.

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Do slow-motion replays increase a footballer’s chances of a red card? A sports scientist thinks so

Researchers in Belgium claim refs tend to give harsher verdicts when the action is broken down frame-by-frame during a replay.

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Kyle Lafferty ends unhappy period with Norwich with move to Hearts

Kyle Lafferty aims to use Hearts as a springboard to the World Cup after agreeing a deal to sign for the Edinburgh club.

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Mayweather will struggle to deal with Conor McGregor physically and mentally: Coach

Conor McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, has predicted his fighter will not live up to the pre fight script which suggests an easy win for Floyd Mayweather.

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Steven Beattie declared fit for Cork City tie with Levadia Tallin tomorrow

There is good news for Cork City ahead of their Europa league first qualifying round first leg tie with Levadia Tallin in Estonia tomorrow.

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Dublin native Deirdre Faul sweeps three golds and world record at World Transplant Games

Dubliner Deirdre Faul is celebrating a world record and 3 gold medals at the 21st World Transplant Games in Malaga.

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James Mc Gee will play delayed Wimbledon qualifier today

Ireland’s James Mc Gee will play his delayed Wimbledon qualifier today.

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Michelle Payne stood down after positive test for banned substance

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has been stood down from riding after she tested positive for a banned substance at a meeting at Swan Hill racecourse on June 11.

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Pat Smullen excited to take up Irish Derby challenge with cracksman

Pat Smullen is relishing the opportunity to partner Cracksman in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday.

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Crystal Palace mistook Frank de Boer for Ronald de Boer but they’re all laughing about it

The club have got all summer to learn the difference between the twins.

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul scores hat-trick to put Spain U21s into Euro final

Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul scored a hat-trick to earn Spain Under-21s a 3-1 win over 10-man Italy and put them into the final of Euro 2017 against Germany.

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England lose to Germany on penalties – again

England Under-21s suffered more penalty semi-final heartbreak against Germany after Nathan Redmond’s miss sent them out of Euro 2017.

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FIFA report finds England World Cup bid team broke rules when courting Jack Warner

The England 2018 World Cup bid team made a determined effort to win over former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner and “often accommodated his wishes, in apparent violation of bidding rules”, the Garcia report has found.

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