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It's on: Katie Taylor to meet Amanda Serrano in landmark Madison Square Garden headliner
The biggest fight in the history of women’s boxing between the Irish icon and the Puerto Rican great will finally take place on 30 April in New York.
All time
# the big one
Liverpool's Klopp fears 'incredible' Man Utd despite patchy form
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 consecutive home games in all competitions.
# republic of ireland wnt
Campbell returns for first time in over a year as Pauw names squad for decisive Germany qualifier
One Megan in, one Megan out as Vera Pauw puts together a squad of 27 for next Tuesday’s likely pivotal clash.
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'Eddie Jones is just playing games' - Ireland aim to walk the walk in Twickenham
James Ryan captains Andy Farrell’s side on what feels like a very important occasion for this squad.
# Saturday Night Lights
Cork and Galway kingpins name teams ahead of All-Ireland club final showdown
Mourneabbey defend their crown against Kilkerrin-Clonberne in Limerick tomorrow.
# the big one
We have a fight: Katie Taylor weighs in to rapturous reception at Madison Square Garden
Taylor was four pounds heavier than her opponent, but still safely under the lightweight limit.
# the big one
'Sometimes I'd nearly bring myself to tears even thinking about it - that's how much it means to me'
Media coverage is the last thing on Katie Taylor’s mind ahead of what she says is ‘by far the biggest night’ of her career.
# the big one
Joshua confirmed for US debut with Katie Taylor pencilled in for undisputed title fight
Taylor must first vanquish Rose Volante in a major fight in March, but is due to face Delfine Persoon in New York provided she’s successful.
# Boost
Schmidt expects Sexton to be fully fit for Six Nations opener against England
The experienced out-half has been sidelined with a knee tendon injury in recent weeks.
# the big one
'Every game is a big game but this is a special one for the people of Munster'
Munster head coach Johann van Graan said Chris Farrell won’t be available for their crunch tie against Leinster but is close to making a return.
# the big one
Munster ramping up for 'game of the season' against fully-loaded Leinster
Munster are ready for December 29th and a heavyweight contest in Thomond.
# 1st v 2nd
'There'll be sparks and fireworks' - Ronan O'Gara gives his take at our All Blacks preview night
The Irish rugby legend spoke openly on a series of topics at Liberty Hall in Dublin.
# the big one
Schmidt says Ireland 'need to get the car tuned' as All Blacks arrive in Dublin
The Kiwis will provide a far sterner test than Argentina did last weekend.
# the big one
Wilder likely next up for Joshua in either September or November, says Hearn
Promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s exploring options which might see Joshua-Wilder land in the States.
# the big one
Hardly a shocker, but Joshua and Parker predict knockouts ahead of titanic clash
The pair square off in Cardiff on Saturday night.
# the big one
Gleeson loss, elder Déise lemons, X-Factor up front - Galway-Waterford talking points
The counties lock horns in the All-Ireland senior hurling final at Croke Park.
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6 of the brightest Kilkenny and Tipperary hurling talents chasing Croke Cup glory
St Kieran’s are aiming for a 22nd title, and four-in-a-row, as Our Lady’s Templemore seek the title for the first time since 1978.
# the big one
A massive earthquake will inevitably hit California in the future, and experts warn the state is not prepared
A new report shows that people need to face the reality to “prevent the inevitable disaster from becoming a catastrophe”.
# the big one
Ireland set up massive Olympics qualifier semi-final against Russia
Niamh Briggs was injured in a rout of Tunisia in the quarter-finals.
# the big one
Senior influence, history repeating and more All-Ireland U21 football final talking points
There’s plenty to discuss ahead of Saturday’s EirGrid All-Ireland U21 football decider between Cork and Mayo.
# the big one
6 players to watch as Dublin and Kerry battle it out for National Football League glory
This sextet will have a big say as Gaelic Football’s heavyweights contest for national silverware again.
# the big one
Mexico is bracing for the most dangerous hurricane EVER, tonight
The Category 5 Hurricane Patricia is expected to bring 200 mph winds, and potentially catastrophic rainfall.
# operation beat france
Don’t let the big game pass you by: 2011 still hurts Stephen Ferris
The retired blindside could be among the Ireland ranks under different circumstances this weekend, and he knows the hurt they carry into this World Cup.
# the big one
France look towards 'a hell of a task' against Ireland after Canada win
Philippe Saint-André’s men finished powerfully after a stuttering display in Milton Keynes last night.
# the big one
6 talking points ahead of Dublin and Kerry's All-Ireland senior football final
The scene is set for another titanic collision between the game’s age-old rivals.
# the big one
TJ Dillashaw has got an opponent and date for his next UFC title defence
The ultimate test for the bantamweight champion.
# the big one
6 talking points ahead of Tipperary and Waterford's Munster hurling final
The scene is set for Sunday’s provincial final at Semple Stadium.
# the big one
Five reasons to tune in for tonight's clash of the League of Ireland's top two
Cork City and Dundalk will square off in front of the RTÉ cameras at a packed Turner’s Cross.
# the big one
Many Clouds takes the Grand National while AP McCoy can only finish fifth in Aintree farewell
Jockey Leighton Aspall won the race for the second year in-a-row.
# dig deep
So, will you be paying the €25 fee to watch Mayweather-Pacquiao in your own home?
All round to your gaff.
# the big one
Schmidt stays grounded as potential Six Nations decider against England looms
The Ireland head coach and Paul O’Connell warned of the quality of Stuart Lancaster’s team.
# the big one
Bayern wins $5m Breeders' Cup Classic by a nose after surviving stewards' inquiry
This pic shows just how close a finish it was.
# it's so big
Hundreds of people are queuing to see a flower called 'Titan's Penis'
Size matters, apparently.
# the big one
This photo of the London Eye just won an official prize. Does it remind you of anything?
*nudge, wink*
# dry track
In Pics: Paris presents perfect conditions for rugby as O'Driscoll jogs out on final Captain's Run
There’s nothing quite like Paris in the springtime.
# the big one
Heaslip ready to meet familiar fire with fire
“The way Wales play the game, you have to be physical to negate that.”