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Joyous scenes for Dublin’s All-Ireland homecoming

All-Ireland Football champions Dublin were greeted by thousands of joyous supporters at their homecoming in Smithfield this evening. Jim Gavin’s all-conquering side claimed a third successive Sam Maguire for the first time in 94 years by defeating Mayo in Croke Park, and supporters of all

‘Mayo were All-Ireland champions for 20 seconds’

Former Meath footballer Bernard Flynn believes that substitution errors and Donal Vaughan’s red card offence cost Mayo the 2017 All-Ireland final.  Both John Small and Vaughan were sent off on the 46th minute with the sides level. Small was already on a yellow card when he

Rio Ferdinand set for shock switch to boxing

Former footballer Rio Ferdinand is hoping to become a professional boxer, according to reports in England. The Daily Telegraph says the 38-year-old, who retired from football in May 2015, is making a “major news announcement” on Tuesday where he will outline his intention to take to

Alex Corbisiero: Rugby union has ‘huge market’ in USA

One Premiership game a season will be staged in the United States for the next three seasons Rugby union has a “huge market” in the USA despite a crowd of just 6,000 watching Saturday’s Premiership match in Philadelphia, says American rugby expert Alex Corbisiero. Saracens

Demarai Gray: Leicester midfielder ‘close to new deal’

Demarai Gray scored his first goal since February against Sheffield United in the EFL Cup in August Demarai Gray is close to signing a new Leicester deal, says manager Craig Shakespeare who added that the winger should use Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo as inspiration.

Rio Ferdinand set to become pro boxer aged 38

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand is hoping to become a professional boxer, according to a report in the UK. The Daily Telegraph says the 38-year-old, who retired from football in May 2015, is making a “major news announcement” on Tuesday where he will outline his

Ronda Rousey trainer says 50-50 she fights again

Ronda Rousey’s longtime trainer Edmond Tarverdyan believes there is a “50-50” chance the UFC star ever fights again. Rousey (12-2) has declined to address her fighting future since a one-sided knockout loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 last December. UFC president Dana White has