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Crusaders' history making exploits in IRN-BRU Cup end with defeat to Inverness

Crusaders' history making exploits in the IRN-BRU Cup came to an end at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium as they suffered a 3-2 defeat to Inverness.

BetMcLean League Cup final: Ryan Mayse inspires Dungannon Swifts to first ever major title with win over Ballymena United

Dungannon Swifts have won their first ever national top level title, beating Ballymena United 3-1 in the BetMcLean League Cup final.

Donegal end Tyrone's McKenna Cup reign

Donegal have prised the six-year-long grip of the Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup from Tyrone.

Belfast Giants: Title hopes dashed after shock home defeat against Edinburgh Capitals

The Belfast Giants’ Elite League title ambitions took a significant hammering as they suffered a massive shock, losing 4-2 at the SSE Arena to bottom side the Edinburgh Capitals.

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Marcelo suffers injury scare as Real Madrid edge Real Betis in thriller

Brazil defender Marcelo handed Real Madrid an injury scare as they recovered to beat Real Betis 5-3 in an extraordinary LaLiga game.


Real Betis v Real Madrid – story of the match

Real Madrid staged a storming second-half comeback to beat Real Betis 5-3 in an eight-goal LaLiga thriller.

Pep Guardiola: I wasn’t good enough to play for Wigan!

Pep Guardiola has joked that he was not good enough to play for Wigan.


Belfast Giants suffer back-to-back defeats after late goal from Milton Keynes Lightning

Francis Verreault-Paul’s late goal made it back-to-back defeats for the Belfast Giants as they dropped a second consecutive game at home, losing 5-4 to the Milton Keynes Lightning at the SSE Arena.

Rochdale sub Steve Davies stuns Spurs to force replay at Wembley

Substitute Steve Davies earned Rochdale an FA Cup fifth-round replay at Wembley with his remarkable stoppage-time equaliser against Tottenham.

Wasps overcome injury setbacks to edge champions Exeter

Exeter missed the chance to return to the top of the table as injury-hit Wasps gained revenge for last season’s Aviva Premiership final defeat.


Hawk-Eye insists technical error caused VAR confusion in Huddersfield game

Hawk-Eye insists a technical error was responsible for the fact the lines shown during the latest high-profile Video Assistant Referee controversy were not straight.


Joost Luiten holds off Chris Wood to triumph in Oman

Joost Luiten fired a closing 68 to hold off the challenge of England’s Chris Wood and win the inaugural NBO Oman Open.

Alan Pardew: West Brom need momentum to boost survival bid

Alan Pardew knows West Brom must discover some momentum if they are to have any chance of remaining in the Premier League.

Wigan manager Paul Cook aiming to derail Man City’s “well-oiled machine”

Wigan boss Paul Cook does not rate his side’s chances of knocking Manchester City’s “well-oiled machine” out of the FA Cup on Monday night.


Brighton’s FA Cup run is giving Chris Hughton selection headaches

Brighton boss Chris Hughton believes his side’s FA Cup run is giving him a Premier League selection headache.

We have to be ready for Wigan – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola expects Wigan to race out of the blocks when they face his Manchester City side in the FA Cup on Monday.

Saturday, Feb 17

Danske Bank Schools' Cup semi-final draw: Inst cruise through to final four on high-scoring morning

Defending champions Inst are through to play Royal School, Armagh in the final four of the Schools' Cup after smashing past Sullivan Upper 29-3 on Saturday morning.

Ulster 'devastated' after losing to Edinburgh with the last kick of the game

Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes admitted his side were "devastated" after losing to Edinburgh with the last kick of the game at Kingspan Stadium last night.

Friday, Feb 16

Ulster v Edinburgh: Ulster denied by late Duncan Weir drop goal

Duncan Weir’s last second drop goal broke Ulster hearts and handed Edinburgh a deserved 17-16 win at Kingspan Stadium in their Guinness PRO14 clash tonight.

Rory McIlroy factor could limit Open crowd numbers at Royal Portrush

Rory McIlroy's homeland popularity, coupled with the historic significance of the event, could see a cap placed on spectator numbers at next year's Open Championship at Royal Portrush for the first time in the tournament's 158 years.

Crusaders official in poignant return to Scotland after his father died at match in Forfar

A football fan is preparing to make an emotional return to Scotland for the first time since his father died during a match there.

Brendan Rodgers talks up Celtic’s performance in narrow win over Zenit

Boss Brendan Rodgers hailed an “outstanding” Celtic display following the 1-0 win over Zenit St Petersburg in the first leg of their Europa League clash at Parkhead.

Thursday, Feb 15

Rumours: Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis may be set for Rangers return - and the fans are losing it

Rangers fans, particularly Northern Ireland based ones, are losing their minds on social media as we speak. And with good reason.

Ulsterman in line to land key role in Ireland's backline for rest of Six Nations campaign

An Ulsterman looks odds-on to make next week’s Ireland starting team against Wales and fill the void left in Joe Schmidt’s midfield by Robbie Henshaw’s shoulder injury.

Wednesday, Feb 14

Sadio Mane scores hat-trick as Liverpool cruise to Champions League win in Porto

Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick and Mohamed Salah continued his phenomenal run with a 30th of the season as Liverpool won 5-0 at Porto to virtually assure themselves a Champions League quarter-final place.

Belfast Giants will play in these special Valentine's Day shirts against Dundee

It's Valentine's Day and everyone's in the mood for love - even the Belfast Giants who are getting the groove with special edition jerseys.

Spurs Euro hopes alive in late drama

Jubilant Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insisted his team dominated Juventus for 83 minutes after they came from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw in the Champions League last 16.