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Juan Mata says he's the nicest smelling Manchester United player

The Spanish midfielder was speaking at the launch of new Spanish 001 Fragrance at the intu Trafford Centre
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Usually during these cup breaks, the emotional state of your average Fantasy Premier League manager lies somewhere between quiet reflection to outright boredom. Not this time...
Leicester City could make another attempt to lure Martin O’Neill from the Republic of Ireland hotseat after sacking title-winning boss Claudio Ranieri [eurl=778593]last night[/eur
English duo Aaron Rai and Paul Waring carded matching rounds of 65 before bad weather forced play to be suspended in the first round of the Joburg Open.
UCC 2 UCD 1Daniel Pender proved the UCC matchwinner for the third successive day as UCC regained the Irish Universities Collingwood Cup with a dramatic injury-time goal to edge out holders UCD in the
Although for much of the final mile it looked an unlikely success, Tin Soldier followed up his Fairyhouse success with a hard-fought victory in the Grade 3 At The Races Michael Purcell Memorial Novice
Former British and Irish Lions head coach Ian McGeechan believes Dylan Hartley remains a contender to be captain for this summer’s tour to New Zealand.
Joe Schmidt does not need reminding tomorrow’s Six Nations clash with France is a win or bust affair but it will certainly calm the nerves that he will have Johnny Sexton back in harness to keep
He can’t say exactly when or where it will come to pass but Simon Zebo is definitive about the fact that he will sever his link with Munster at some point before he retires and try his hand with
The women’s programme is the priority according to IRFU women’s rugby director Anthony Eddy as Alison Miller, Sene Naoupu and Hannah Tyrrell were called up for Sevens duty.
Wales forward Ross Moriarty has described his barnstorming performance against England as “the best game I have played.”
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has opted not to start Matthew Donnelly for Tyrone’s Allianz FL Division 1 clash with Cavan in Healy Park (2.30pm), despite the 2015 All-Star being cleared to play fo
It’s unlikely that David Harte and CJ Stander have ever met, but these two very different sportsmen share an unusual distinction.
Joey Carbery will make his first start at full-back for Leinster in their Guinness PRO12 visit to Dragons tonight.
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France coach Guy Noves says the three changes to Les Bleus’ starting line-up for the RBS 6 Nations clash with Ireland are all logical choices.
Boxing trainer Paschal Collins reckons Cuala will justify their favourites’ tag for the All-Ireland hurling club title after working with the Dublin and Leinster hurling champions in the build-u
Every Sunday, the gymnasium along Beirut’s airport highway echoes with the shouting and laughter of dozens of Syrian children enjoying a rare escape from a grim and confined life in exile.
As the League of Ireland season kicks off tonight, all eyes will be on Dundalk’s four-in-a-row title quest even if the manager with history in his grasp won’t countenance personal accolade
Any conversation with John Caulfield on the eve of the new Premier Division season cannot but cut to the chase — the title chase.
It’s pretty safe to say that there’s virtually nothing Martin Russell doesn’t know about the promotion/relegation rollercoaster.
Liam Daish tells a story about the day Ebbsfleet won the FA Trophy at Wembley in 2008 in front of a crowd of 40,000.
Jamie Wall tried wheelchair tennis. He tried wheelchair basketball. He even tried a bit of writing. None were for him. None filled the void.
The Waterford footballer's childhood idol was Steven Gerrard.
Southern Miss cut Rice’s one-time 18-point second half lead to 67-65 with less than three minutes to play Thursday.              
Parramatta have announced a new seven-person board to lead the club in the wake of the NRL salary cap scandal.
Ole Miss received its notice of allegations on Wednesday and announced a one-year bowl ban.              
After the team enacted new policies in spring training to limit pitchers’ workloads, the move has been praised by players, Manager Terry Collins said.
The 2017 NASCAR season finally is here, and with it comes another season of NASCAR fantasy. For all its spectacle,... Read More »
Masai Ujiri doesn’t always get his man. It just feels that way.
7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit, 105.1 FM; Pistons open stretch run vs. stingless Hornets        
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in desperate need of a playmaking guard, and help could soon be on the way for... Read More »
The Board of Regents Athletics Committee was not happy with UNLV brass on Thursday after hearing why the university is nearly $5 million short on the athletic department’s budget.
One of NASCAR’s youngest, brightest stars looks primed for greatness. Chase Elliott, who will start on the pole Sunday at... Read More »

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