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Wenger highlights make-or-break fixtures
The coach says the club’s next six games will determine whether they are capable of mounting a title challenge.
Meath v Mayo, All-Ireland MFC semi-final
Both teams lost their provincial finals but, here they were, just one game away from an All-Ireland final.
Clubs set for July vote on Rangers' SPL future
The Ibrox side were omitted from the SPL fixture list announced earlier today.
Euro 2012, day 7
What, it’s been a week already? All the nerve-jangling build-up to Ireland’s clash with Spain is nestled safely in here.
Where the Heineken Cup final will be won and lost...
It’s Ulster and Leinster in the biggest game in European rugby. Here’s what’ll decide it in London, according to Tom Fox.
Premier League preview: Blackburn and Wigan set for relegation dogfight
Steve Kean’s side will be go down if they fail to win at Ewood Park tonight.
Premier League previews: Trio continue hunt for coveted fourth spot
Tottenham, Newcastle and Chelsea will all be hoping to enhance their Champions League prospects tonight.
Heat ready for second shot at glory
Two-thirds of Miami’s “Big Three”, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade, are relishing the opportunity to attone for last year’s playoff disappointment.
Stunning comeback seals McIlroy's date with destiny
Victory over Hunter Mahan in this evening’s Match Play final will see the Notherner replace Luke Donald at the summit of the world rankings.
NFL Playoffs: Green Bay sent packing; Ravens hold off Houston
The Green Bay Packers cruised into the NFL Playoffs with a 15-1 record; now they’re going home. Here’s how the Giants and the Ravens booked their places in the final four.
NFL Playoffs: Tebow Time up; Saints martyred
The second round of the NFL post-season got off to a blistering start last night with wins for Tom Brady’s New England Patriots and the unfavoured San Francisco 49ers.
Munster v Treviso
We went minute-by-minute as Munster took on Treviso in the last of the evening’s games.
Champions League Preview... All you need to know ahead of the final group ties
It’s a huge night for Chelsea and AVB as Valencia visit the Bridge while Arsenal travel to Greece with top spot assured
The Redzone: With no Jay, the Bears’ playoff hopes are squashed
After five straight wins, the Bears may be the hottest team in the NFL. However, with Jay Cutler out for six weeks, Steven O’Rourke thinks it’s difficult to see the Bears reaching the playoffs.
The Finals countdown: how the other ties are shaping up
While we’re all busy gloating about Ireland’s imminent qualification, six other European countries are experiencing varying degrees of anxiety about their Euro 2012 fate.
Estonia v Ireland, Euro 2012 qualification play-off
Why can’t it be like this all the time, as Van the Man sang? We went kick-by-kick from Tallinn, here’s what went down.
The Redzone: One Giants step for the 49ers?
AS THE NFL moves to Thursday, so too does The Redzone. Steven O’Rourke looks through week ten’s juiciest encounters.
So what do we need? Here's the qualification picture across Europe
Ahead of tonight’s qualifiers, we assess all of the permuatations in all of the groups, including the possible fates that may lie in store for Trapattoni’s Ireland.
O'Gara gets the nod for Ireland's big Italian job
Declan Kidney’s side to face Italy has eight changes from Russia – but only two from the side that took the scalp of Australia.
Reddan gets the nod as Sexton keeps his starting spot
Declan Kidney opts for a Leinster mid-field pairing, as Cian Healy, Rob Kearney and Seán O’Brien all return to face the Wallabies.