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This month
May 2023
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McIlroy to avoid LIV talk in bid to rediscover top form
McIlroy feels he is near the form he needs to win his first major title since 2014.
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'I don’t lose any sleep over it, but I’m aware that Liverpool are a top team'
Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe not distracted by Jurgen Klopp’s side’s resurgence in bid for Champions League.
Last year
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'All in good form' - Munster welcome back big guns as they aim to avoid another derby loss
Connacht defeated Munster 20-11 to get their first win of the campaign in early October.
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In-form Jordan Larmour hoping to end frustrating season on a high
The Leinster flyer has stood out in the recent wins over Munster and Glasgow but missed out on the squad for the Champions Cup final.
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'We still have plenty left in the tank' - Burns braced for Munster challenge
Ulster take on Munster in a URC quarter-final meeting in Belfast this evening.
All time
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'When you're beaten like that, it hurts. We need to go back to playing as a team'
John Ryan is set for a big starting chance against Wales on Saturday.
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'My first Olympics was absolutely amazing, but this has to be the one'
After winning European bronze last summer, Shane Ryan is focused on making his mark on the Olympic stage in Tokyo.
# focused on the job
'If you are too emotional, you'll miss a beat and against these guys it's seven points'
Peter O’Mahony is awaiting his first win over the All Blacks, but a personal agenda is not driving the Munster captain this week.
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'I really hope we're not just going to get to the final to march behind the band' - Dowling's rallying call
Shane Dowling gave an inspirational interview after helping Limerick to book a place in the All-Ireland SHC final.
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Chris Coleman will have his 'ears closed' to Roy Keane comments
The Ireland assistant boss was recently highly critical of Man United manager Jose Mourinho.
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Ireland 'not at all' distracted by Jackson and Olding situation
The Ulster pair were questioned by police over alleged sexual offences.
# back in the habit
'You could live like a celebrity if you wanted': Rob Heffernan is chasing that winning feeling again
After putting on more weight than he’d have liked last year, the 50km World Champion is feeling lean and hungry again.
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23 of the best pictures from Ireland's clinical win over Wales
It gets better the more you see it.
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Contract talks not a priority for Arsene Wenger
The manager also says Abou Diaby won’t be rushed back into action following his return from injury.
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Federer seeks date with destiny in New York
The world number one is determined to add a sixth US Open title to his collection.
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Muller: We won't make the same mistakes on Sunday
Johann Muller feels that Ulster have improved a lot since their quarter-final defeat against Northampton last season.
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Evans named on Scotland bench following assault accquital
Max Evans promised to be “very focused” on his rugby after an Edinburgh jury found him not guilty of assault.
# Aussie Open
While you were sleeping: Nadal and Federer on track for semi-final meeting
It is the first time in seven years that the pair are on the same side of the draw after they both strolled through to the fourth round.
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In pictures: Rory McIlroy wins the US Open
He broke record after record on his way to a historic victory in Maryland. Here’s how McIlroy’s Sunday looks through a lens.