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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Grudge match

This year
2023
Hossein Vafaei steps up war of words with Ronnie O’Sullivan
The pair will meet in the last 16 on Friday.
Last year
2022
Munster might win respect - but the odds are still stacked in Ulster's favour
Munster take on Ulster this evening in the URC at Thomond Park.
'Hell-bent' Wallabies say they respect All Blacks haka
Australia have not beaten New Zealand in Eden Park since 1986.
Anthony Joshua to face Oleksandr Usyk in rematch on August 20 in Saudi Arabia
Joshua will be attempting to become world heavyweight champion for a third time.
All time
‘We owe them one – last year’s defeat still irks me’
As Eddie Jones plots revenge against Wales tomorrow, Wayne Pivac refuses to do a Gatland and play mind games with his Aussie rival.
Hearn keen to ensure Serrano doesn't 'wriggle' out of women's superfight with Taylor
The promoter says Serrano has already signed a deal to fight Taylor, and is concerned by the confusion on the Puerto Rican’s end.
'She better be ready for me': Serrano sounds warning to rival Katie Taylor after 40-second KO
Now a seven-weight world champion, Amanda Serrano is pencilled in to fight Taylor later this year.
Italy silence cull call with four-try win over Georgia
Conor O’Shea’s men bounced back from last week’s drubbing against Ireland to beat their closest-ranked rivals.
The feud between John McCain and Donald Trump has continued even after the senator's death
McCain has take a shot at Trumpian policies in a farewell statement to US citizens.
Captain fantastic Marquez delighted as Mexico trump USA
The skipper said the victory could help the Mexican people forget the “intolerance” of the US Presidential election.
Days after Trump's election, USA take on Mexico in a politically charged World Cup qualifier
Both sides have made the CONCACAF Fifth Round and are vying for a place in Russia in 2018.
'I will go at him with every strength and fibre of my being.'
Floyd Mayweather rivalry with Diego Corrales was fuelled by mutual hatred – as explained in this extract from MONEY: The Life and Fast Times of Floyd Mayweather
Manny Pacquiao is demanding a rematch with Floyd Mayweather
Money Mayweather has been accused of taking an IV that he should’t have.
It looks like Ronda Rousey's next victim is about to be confirmed
The undefeated champion is Brazil-bound for UFC 190.
Longford dumped Dublin U21s out in 2013 and they'll get a chance to repeat that in a fortnight
Too easy for Longford against Louth tonight.
Leinster v Ulster, RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final
We got our sunscreen on to find out who would earn the right to face Glasgow in the Pro12 Grand Final.
'We're ready to have the kitchen sink thrown at us' - Rhys Priestland
The Welsh out-half has a winning record over Ireland during his four-year Test career.
Pacquiao, Bradley set for rematch as Mayweather hopes fade
A controversial split-decision marred their first fight.
Sylvester Stallone predicts Everton will beat Norwich 17-0 today
We better get John Ruddy out of our Fantasy Football team.
Best mates Swift and McCarthy will be gunning for each other - Adrian Flavin
Connacht versus Leinster will be decided at the breakdown but keep an eye out for the battle of the heavy-hitters.
'We're 2 old guys trying to sort a grudge' - Steve Collins on his boxing comeback
File the planned bout with Roy Jones Jr. in the ‘bad idea’ category.
Marquez has unfinished business with Pac Man
Juan Manuel Marquez wants to settle the score when he meets Manny Pacquiao for the fourth time in eight years.
Argentina make 4 changes to starting XV ahead of Ireland clash
Pumas’ flanker Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe will captain the side at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.
Kidney striving to shake Argentina loose and claim rankings boost
The two sides have identical results over their past 10 games and are separated by a solitary ranking point.
Heaslip cracks it – Play Argentina for 80 minutes or we won’t come close
The Irish captain may be on to something here.
Mike Ross eager to atone for scrum slip-up against Springboks
The Leinster prop proved he was human against South Africa. He will be hoping to lift expectations when he faces Argentina.
'I'm sure we're going to hop off each other at the weekend' - Keith Earls
Replacing the world-class Brian O’Driscoll may prove impossible but a starring role against Argentina won’t go astray.
Preview: Hate and hype fuel Haye-Chisora clash
No world titles are at stake, but the two most notorious fighters in England will draw a massive crowd to Upton Park on Saturday night.
No starting place for Seanie Johnston in Kildare team to face native Cavan
Kieran McGeeney makes two changes to his Lilywhites side for the much-anticipated clash at Breffni Park on Sunday.
Haye and Chisora set for Upton Park bout
The London boxers, who infamously clashed at a press conference in February, have been sanctioned to fight by the Luxembourg Boxing Association.
Marquez v Pacquiao: this time it's personal
The two boxers have become engaged in a war of words ahead of their fight on November 12.
Northampton come looking for revenge in Dublin
Super 15 side Melbourne Rebels are also travelling to Donnybrook as part of a pre-season series to test the mettle of the Blues ahead of the RaboDirect PRO12 campaign.
Louth and Meath to meet in Breffni Park
Wee County chiefs to make decision this afternoon on location of much-anticipated showdown, a repeat of last year’s Leinster final.