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# On the brink

This year
7-goal thriller sees Forest edge closer to survival, Southampton on the brink
The Saints looked almost certain to be relegated after tonight’s loss.
Celtic boss sees 'beauty' of winning Scottish title at Hearts
Ange Postecoglou’s side are 13 points ahead of Rangers going into the final five fixtures.
Grand Slam beckons on what could be one of Irish rugby's greatest days
Andy Farrell’s men are overwhelming favourites to get the job done against England.
Last year
Vingegaard shows sportsmanship before beating Pogacar to put one hand on Tour de France title
The Dane showed class when he waited for defending champion after a fall before going on to beat Pogacar by over a minute.
Boris 'the greased piglet' is 'on the brink': Here's what the UK papers look like this morning
Time appears to be running out for Boris Johnson.
'Some lads were saying it might be the only chance you get to do this'
Ireland’s Under 20s are one game away from winning a grand slam and their title-chasing coach is challenging them to remain focused on the job in hand.
All time
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'embarrassed’ by Man Utd form but not drawn on his future
This heavy defeat only piled more misery on the beleaguered Norwegian.
Ross County shock Celtic to pile pressure on Neil Lennon
The Hoops have won just two of their last 10 games and have now been knocked out of the Betfred Cup.
Wasps blitz Bristol to reach first Premiership final for three years
It was Wasps’ 12th victory in their last 13 Premiership games under head coach Lee Blackett and a huge blow for former Connacht coach, Pat Lam.
Obafemi with assist as Southampton push Bournemouth closer to relegation
Danny Ings and Che Adams scored the goals for Southampton.
England will need another final-day miracle to save the Ashes tomorrow
Australia need just eight wickets to retain the Ashes.
Valverde: Barcelona relaxed and fresh ahead of final La Liga push
Barcelona will have one hand on the trophy if they beat Alaves this evening.
'I just started laughing when I birdied 15': Relaxed Shane Lowry ready for final stretch in Abu Dhabi
The Offaly man leads the way heading into the final round of the HSBC Championship in Abu Dhabi.
Antonio Conte lined up at Madrid with Lopetegui on the brink after Clasico humiliation
The Italian is set to take over from Julen Lopetegui following yesterday’s 5-1 defeat to rivals Barcelona.
Edin Dzeko double leaves Northern Ireland on the brink of Nations League relegation
The AS Roma striker scored twice as Bosnia-Herzegovina saw off a wasteful Northern Ireland 2-0 on Monday.
State of emergency declared as US east coast braces itself for Hurricane Florence's arrival
Up to 1.7 million people are under voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders.
Ireland 7s look to wrap up Grand Prix title in Poland this weekend
Skerries RFC’s Hugo Lennox is set to win his first international sevens cap.
Froome on the brink of historic Giro triumph after defending pink jersey during 20th stage
Chris Froome could become just the third man in history to hold all three Grand Tour titles concurrently.
'There's no grey there' - It's Europe or bust for Kieran Keane's Connacht
He feels his side are on the cusp of a major breakthrough.
'It would change the whole Irish rugby pathway' - Men's 7s have World Series shot
The Ireland men’s sevens team can secure a place on the World Sevens Series in Hong Kong next month.
'I am not worried about my job' - 'Winner' Conte unconcerned about Chelsea future
The Italian has rejected suggestions that player power could hold the key to his future at Stamford Bridge.
'We always said of Gary - he woke up angry'
In this extract from ‘On the Brink,’ Gary Neville talks about the progress made by himself and fellow ‘Class of 92′ members since their takeover of Salford City.
21 of our favourite sports books from 2017
From autobiographies of Jackie Tyrrell to books on Bob Paisley, it’s been a good year for lovers of sporting yarns.
Poll: Would you welcome a general election in the next two months?
A return to the polls is looking increasingly likely with neither Fine Gael nor Fianna Fáil apparently willing to cede ground over the Frances Fitzgerald email controversy.
'It's about how we speak and live': How rap music is saving languages on the brink of extinction
From Norwegians to Native Americans, people are using rap music to keep indigenous language alive.
North Korea is 'ready to react to any mode of war desired by US'
When US President Donald Trump was asked for his thoughts on North Korea, he reportedly replied “Gotta behave”.
Quarter-final return beckons for Munster ahead of demanding Glasgow clash
The southern province can secure a knock-out place this weekend in Glasgow.
Djokovic saved by rain as Querrey takes two-set lead
The Serb has a big day’s work ahead of him tomorrow.
Barca run riot in the Catalan derby to leave themselves needing 1 more win
Luis Suarez, Messi, Neymar and Rafinha all chipped in with goals as Luis Enrique’s men recorded a 5-0 win against Espanyol.
Mayo make 3 changes as they look to avoid potential relegation against Roscommon
Manager Stephen Rochford has shuffled his pack ahead of a must-win clash with the high-flying Rossies.
'The carrot of managing your own county is a huge thing' - Rochford on Mayo post
Stephen Rochford hopes to hear from Mayo county board chiefs in the coming days.
David Moyes set to be sacked for second time in eighteen months
The former Manchester United boss has found the going tough at Real Sociedad.
Fox Sports releases new mini-doc with behind-the-scenes footage from McGregor-Mendes
The two-part series follows the Irish MMA star during fight week of UFC 189.
Besieged Conor O'Shea desperate to break Clermont's historic home run
Harlequins lie on the brink of Heineken Cup disaster if they cannot fashion a win in France.
Waterford United hoping to avoid High Court date after wind-up petition
It was reported earlier today that former United manager Stephen Henderson had filed the petition over outstanding wages.
How the Cyprus bank closure is crippling business on the island
“We cannot buy, we cannot sell.”
Column: Labour faces the same fate as the Greens after reneging on promises
Labour will be the casualty of this government because it secured votes by promising things the party could never deliver, writes Adrian Grant.
O'Sullivan stretches lead to 15-10 in World Championship final
The Rocket needs only three more frames if he is to claim his fourth title at the Crucible in Sheffield.
When we were Kings: LA reach NHL's western conference final
Eight seed have now defeated top two seeds in west in unlikely post-season run.