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# Close Call

This year
Gavin Bazunu header in 96th minute helps force Southampton draw
Ireland goalkeeper appeared to connect from a corner that then took a wicked deflection.
Beating Kilkenny 'the saving of Wexford hurling' - All-Ireland-winning boss
Liam Griffin says dropping into the Joe McDonagh cup would have been damaging for his county.
Last year
Furious Gasly says he 'would be dead now' if he hit recovery tractor on GP track
The vehicle was deployed to recover Carlos Sainz’s car after the Spaniard crashed in heavy rain in Japan.
Wimbledon defends start times after Novak Djokovic criticised late finishes
The reigning champion’s fourth-round match against Tim van Rijthoven on Centre Court on Sunday began at 8pm and finished just before 11pm.
Kerry book their place in the last four with victory over Ulster champions
It was a low-scoring encounter in Portlaoise as the Kingdom ran out one-point winners.
World number one Swiatek survives scare to reach French Open quarter-finals
After dropping the first set, Iga Swiatek defeated Chinese teenager Zheng Qinwen.
Yellow card for Aaron Gillane's swipe across Ronan Maher 'definitely the right call'
Jackie Tyrrell and Davy Fitzgerald both agreed that Aaron Gillane should not have been sent off for the incident.
Sligo survive a scare in New York to secure Connacht semi-final spot
Tony McEntee’s outfit secured a four-point win stateside.
Superb Shane Meehan goal not enough as Clare exit at the hands of Cork
Cork scored seven of the final nine scores to secure a Munster U20 semi-final spot.
Lewandowski brace helps Bayern overcome scare against bottom-of-table side
Bayern Munich came back from one goal down to defeat Greuther Fuerth 4-1.
Egan Bernal reveals he was close to being left paraplegic in horror crash
The two-time Grand Tour winner opens up on ‘nearly losing my life doing what I love to do most’.
All time
Nathan Aspinall wins after playing through the pain at Alexandra Palace
The two-time World Championship semi-finalist has been troubled by golfer’s elbow and tendinitis.
Lewis Hamilton clinches Saudi Arabia pole as Max Verstappen crashes out
Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas came in second.
‘Genuinely frightening’ - Stokes feared for life after choking on tablet
The England all-rounder is preparing for the upcoming Ashes series in Australia.
Benzema double carries sloppy Real to victory over Shakhtar
Benzema’s opener made Madrid the first club to score 1000 goals in the European Cup.
Visitor performs rescue after handler dragged into enclosure by alligator
The alligator yanked the staff member at Scales & Tails Utah into its enclosure during a presentation.
'I just rang an ambulance and said, 'I think my father is having a heart attack''
Neil McManus recalls a frightening incident in 2015 when a defibrillator from the local GAA field helped save his father’s life.
Edouard on the double as Celtic rally to maintain winning form
The French under-21 international has scored eight times in his last six games for the Hoops.
Bournemouth staff member's late intervention to stop Burnley playing suspended Pieters
The Dutch defender was ineligible for last night’s FA Cup tie, and both managers have praised Bournemouth’s head of media for flagging the error.
'I'm just so lucky I have all my teeth and both my eyes'
Wicklow star Meadhbh Deeney has made a full recovery from a serious bicycle crash and is back leading the line for her county.
Boris Johnson phones Angela Merkel as Brexit deal deadline looms
Johnson spoke to the French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday.
Farrell explains his decision to pick Conor Murray ahead of John Cooney
The Ireland boss feels the Munster scrum-half is in great form.
Defi Du Seuil comes good to see off Un De Sceaux at Sandown
Meanwhile in Aintree, Walk In The Mill claimed back-to-back victories in the Randox Health Becher Chase.
McIlroy pips Koepka to win PGA Tour Player of the Year award
The winner was voted upon by PGA Tour members who played at least 15 official FedEx Cup events this season.
'It's knockout rugby, the only thing that matters is we won'
Johann van Graan hailed his side’s fight and belief after they booked a Pro14 semi-final date against Leinster.
Lewandowski saves Bayern from cup humiliation against second-tier side in nine-goal thriller
Niko Kovac’s side finished the game with 10 men and coughed up a two-goal lead in the second half.
Chosen Mate winner by a nose as Gordon Elliot claims victory in Naas
It was also a promising afternoon for Balrath trainer Gavin Cromwell who celebrated two winners on Sunday.
Fiji-born Cokanasiga scores debut Test try as second-half surge sees England overcome Japan
England were 15-10 down at half-time and a shock looked to be on the cards.
Morata considered leaving Chelsea after 'disaster' debut season and World Cup omission
The striker admits he considered going back to Spain or Italy.
Three shot dead after Zimbabwean army opens fire on protest
Earlier official results showed that the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party won the most seats in parliament.
'I was rushed into a side-room and a doctor said, 'You're heading towards kidney failure''
Sligo goalkeeper Noelle Gormley shares her story.
Relief as Ireland young guns edge brave Japan to avoid U20 World Cup relegation
Just about.
Analysis: The CJ Stander non-try that could have changed the first Test
The Ireland number eight says he knew Rob Herring was in support but backed himself.
Ulster's Pro14 play-off hopes over after Thomond Park stalemate with Munster
The northern province had a strong half-time lead but failed to score in the second 40.
Europa League trophy stolen and recovered hours later in Mexico, authorities say
The trophy had been on display at the football stadium in the city of Leon on Friday night.
Ireland hang on against 14-man Italy to get Six Nations campaign up and running
Noel McNamara’s side were fortunate to escape with the win having led 31-8 just before half-time.
British doctor escapes Australian shark attack by 'punching it in the face'
25-year-old Charlie Fry was surfing in New South Wales when the attack happened.
28 shots on goal with no reward - the day Mayo nearly came unstuck this summer
Stephen Rochford reflects on Mayo surviving a massive scare in the qualifiers.
Man City's Jesus avoids surgery for eye socket fracture
The 20-year-old’s recovery progress will be reassessed in two weeks.
Late Connolly goal puts Cork into Munster final as they survive Tipperary test
Cork only scored a single point in the first-half but still triumphed.