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Chelsea close in on £52.5 million deal for Brighton wing-back
Brighton have moved to insist that no deal has been agreed on Marc Cucurella.
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Harrington holds five-shot lead at US Senior Open after impressive third-round 66
The Dubliner is in a great position to finish the tournament as the champion.
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USA hold dominant lead to close in on third Curtis Cup in-a-row
The event will be decided after eight single matches on Sunday.
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Aston Villa reach agreement to sign Sevilla defender for reported £26million
29-year-old Brazilian Diego Carlos is set to travel to England for a medical.
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Chris Kirchner set to officially become new Derby owner
Quantuma said the sale is targeted to be complete by 31 May.
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Come-from-behind victory puts Celtic on the cusp of Scottish title
The Hoops are nine points clear and have a far superior goal difference over second-placed Rangers, who have just three games left.
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PSG win but Ligue 1 title celebrations put on hold
Mauricio Pochettino’s side brushed aside Angers despite being without the injured Lionel Messi and the suspended Neymar.
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Maguire shines once more as Europe hold two-point lead ahead of final day at Solheim Cup
The United States mounted a comeback on Sunday but Europe maintain their lead.
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Antetokounmpo and Holiday combine as Bucks close in on first NBA title in 50 years
Khris Middleton added 29 points in their 123-119 win over the Phoenix Suns in Game 5.
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Pliskova rallies from one set down to reach maiden Wimbleon final
The world number 13 player defeated Aryna Sabalenka to book a spot in Saturday’s decider.
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Lille close in on Ligue 1 title as PSG held to a draw by Rennes
PSG led at half-time after Neymar converted a penalty before Serhou Guirassy headed in the equaliser in the second half.
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Fans breach lockdown restrictions with Ibrox gathering as Rangers close in on Premiership title
Supporters gathered outside the stadium before Steven Gerrard’s side recorded a 3-0 win against St Mirren.
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Crucial first-half brace seals victory for Fulham to maintain promotion push
Aleksandar Mitrovic was on target as the Cottagers overcame Swansea.
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Ronaldo hits hat-trick in 6-0 victory as Portugal close in on Euro qualification
Goncalo Paciencia, Pizzi and Bernardo Silva were also on target.
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Moynihan closing in on European Tour card ahead of final round in Paris
The Dubliner is tied for fifth after carding a three-under 68 at the Open de France.
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Ireland's Lanigan-O'Keeffe closing in on qualification for Tokyo Olympics
The Kilkenny man has reached the final of the European Modern Pentathlon Championships.
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Ireland U19s take another major step towards qualification for Euros with big win over Azerbaijan
Ireland’s place at this summer’s tournament will be secured if Russia fail to beat Romania this afternoon.
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Saints move closer to securing home advantage in NFL playoffs after edging out Panthers
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are one win away from clinching the top seed in the NFC.
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'I need those games' - SOB keen on Australia tour after missing Grand Slam
The 31-year-old expects to return for Leinster next week against Benetton.
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Chris Froome all but secures Vuelta title as Contador wins stage 20
Froome now holds a 2min 15secs lead over Vincenzo Nibali.
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Cork City need just eight more points to secure the title after slender win in Drogheda
Stephen Dooley’s goal proved the difference as John Caulfield’s side bounced back after defeat to Bohs.
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It's nearly over: almost half of Garth Brooks tickets refunded in a day
The end of the Croke Park concerts fiasco is nigh, folks…
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Irish people can save the most cash by being good during Lent, say statistics
If you give up drink, cigarettes, fast food, coffee and sweets you could save around €550.
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Former Clare hurler almost wins $10,000 at US handball tournament
Diarmuid Nash just missed out on the top prize.
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McDowell on track to end trophy drought at World Challenge
The Northern Irish golfer is two shots clear of Keegan Bradley, going into the final round.
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Spain close to Davis Cup final with 2-0 lead on USA
The Spaniards are on the brink of victory against their American opponents.