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# Waiting Game

This year
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Erik ten Hag remaining patient with Man United strike duo
Anthony Martial is sidelined again through injury while Wout Weghorst has only scored once so far.
No La Liga debut yet for Matt Doherty, Messi nets important PSG winner
Elsewhere, there were emotional scenes in Germany as Sebastian Haller scored for Borussia Dortmund.
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Connacht head coach Wilkins yet to be interviewed to take over from Friend
The current director of rugby is set to depart in the summer of 2023.
Last year
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Lukaku set to miss Belgium's first two games at World Cup
Lukaku could be fit for the Red Devils’ final Group F match against Croatia.
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Friend says Connacht's Porch is international standard - the question now is who will cap him?
Connacht’s Australian winger will be eligible to switch to Ireland in September 2024.
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Rowntree hoping Earls, Conway and Zebo will be fit for Leinster test
Munster coach pleased by his team’s improved performance on Saturday but is chasing the perfect display.
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Wolves appeal Diego Costa's work permit rejection
The club turned to the 33-year-old after new £15million striker Sasa Kalajdzic suffered a serious knee injury on his debut.
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Shane Lowry cruelly misses out on Tour Championship by a single place
Lowry finishes 31st in the FedEx Cup standings, with only the top 30 players progressing to next week.
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'We'll take stock': Foster's job uncertain despite All Blacks win
New Zealand Rugby set to have ‘a number of conversations in the coming days’.
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Limerick face anxious wait over fresh injury doubt for Cian Lynch
2021 Hurler of the Year has picked up an ankle injury in training.
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England to discover if they are facing full blown back row crisis before series finale
England lost Maro Itoje and Sam Underhill in their second Test against Australia after being concussed.
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'Cian Healy does not look too good ….he was in a bit of pain coming off the field'
Cian Healy, James Hume and Jimmy O’Brien went off injured in today’s defeat to the New Zealand Maoris.
All time
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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel still unsure when Romelu Lukaku will return from injury
The striker has not played since hobbling out of Chelsea’s 4-0 home win over Malmo on 20 October.
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FAI's focus on courting investment as Bonner stays tight-lipped on Kenny's future
Bonner was speaking at the launch of the FAI’s Social Return on Investment report, which estimates football to be worth an annual €1.8 billion to the Irish economy.
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FAI boss Hill gives Stephen Kenny little public assurance over the security of his position
There were calls for the FAI to come out and clarify Stephen Kenny’s position in the wake of this week’s speculation, and the message was: a decision will be made in November.
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German football team stranded in Scotland for hours after plane makes unexpected landing
The team was returning from their World Cup qualifier in Iceland.
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Andy Roberston injury scare for Liverpool as start of Premier League season looms
The Scotland left-back hobbled off in the friendly draw against Athletic Bilbao at Anfield.
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Stevens yet to return to full training as Ireland World Cup concern mounts
Slavisa Jokanovic suggested they ‘need to wait some weeks more’ to assess the defender’s situation and admitted that the left-back is still ‘not working with the team.’
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Leinster hoping to have senior stars available as seismic La Rochelle test comes into view
Johnny Sexton, Jamison-Gibson Park and Caelan Doris are all doubts for Sunday’s game.
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Harry's game but will Kane be able to face Man City in Carabao Cup final?
Tottenham caretaker boss Ryan Mason is hopeful the Spurs talisman will be fit to line out against City on Sunday.
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'Best of the rest' should be Ireland's minimum target until sport takes shape around them
‘There’s no doubt about what’s being put in by individuals and how they’re maximising every resource they have, but you can always have more support.’
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Leaving Cert decision pushed back as opposition lines up against holding of traditional exams
The Advisory Group tasked with plotting a course for the examinations met again today.
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Thiago still 'weeks' away from return as Klopp rues costly Everton clash
The Anfield side face Ajax tomorrow.
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Dublin, Offaly and Laois advance as Leinster U20 Hurling Championship games go ahead
The competition will be postponed indefinitely from midnight.
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Dele Alli still out as Tottenham prepare to face Leicester
Spurs will let Serge Aurier decide whether he plays after he returned to France following the death of his brother.
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LOI clubs face further delay in learning fate of European qualifiers
Uefa have delayed a decisive Committee meeting to solve outstanding issues over three Euro 2020 host cities.
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Staging Olympics next year will not be easy says top WHO official
IOC president, Thomas Bach, admitted this morning the road ahead remains uncertain.
College football organisers say they will wait until June for decision on Dublin fixture
Organisers of the Aer Lingus Classic, set for August, say the game does not need a license and so is not subject to the government’s 5,000-person limit on gatherings.
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Pádraig Harrington: Nobody wants to play the Ryder Cup behind closed doors
The biennial competition is still scheduled to go ahead in September at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.
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Liverpool fans can relax – November on agenda as Premier League's end date
Uefa mulling over four options before crunch talks this week – and will consider a lengthy delay to complete this campaign.
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Biggar emerges as injury doubt for Wales after limping out of Northampton loss to Saracens
The 30-year-old lasted just 20 minutes into the Saints’ 27-21 defeat by the English champions.
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Cowan-Dickie ready to finish the job off against Ireland
The England No2 may be the form hooker this year but he is prepared to play the long game.
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News on Carbery's fitness expected next week
Carbery has been dogged by injuries across the last 12 months.
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'Concern' for Bruce as former Man United target yet to commit future to Newcastle
Sean and Matty Longstaff are both in talks with the club over new deals.
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Xavi turned down Barca this time but 'will be manager one day'
Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists they will eventually get their man.
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Kleyn a doubt for Munster but better news surrounds Hanrahan
Munster coach Johann van Graan insists his team won’t give up their European dream.
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Jonathan Sexton to undergo scan on knee injury
The out-half looks set to miss at least the return fixture against Northampton.
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Arsene Wenger has turned down 'some nice offers' because he doesn't feel ready yet
The 69-year-old says he will return to management – but not yet.
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No third bid from Arsenal for Tierney but Celtic boss Lennon has contingency plan
The Gunners have seen two offers for the Scotland international knocked back.
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Man City ready to pounce on any Liverpool slip-ups, says Guardiola
The Etihad earned a 3-0 win over Wolves on Monday.