Jonathan Sexton pictured at Leinster training today.

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  • Dundalk have confirmed the signing of former Chelsea midfielder Conor Clifford.
  • Sean Cronin will miss the Six Nations after Leinster confirmed he has suffered a ‘significant’ hamstring injury.
  • Ulster have confirmed the signings of Springbok Arno Botha and scrum-half John Cooney.
  • Ex-Ireland international Robbie Keane is being linked with a move to Preston.
  • Jonathan Sexton has been cleared to face Castres after Leinster clarified Friday’s HIA procedure.


Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal.

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  • Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has admitted to tax fraud totalling nearly €1 million.
  • Tributes have been paid after the death of legendary wrestler Jimmy Snuka.
  • Former football coach Barry Bennell has denied child abuse charges.
  • A fresh featherweight contender emerged last night at the expense of a UFC legend.
  • Andy Murray and Serena Williams survived the Melbourne heat on day one of the Australian Open.

The Best Thing We Shared

Check out 10 pictures that sum up the GAA weekend.

On The Record

I am angry and disappointed, because I have always said that he is one of the best players I have ever played with. I had — and I say had because I haven’t really spoken to him for the last two or three weeks — a great relationship with him, but I don’t know his reasons. I am not going to comment on why he wanted to leave but I do know that if someone doesn’t want to play for the team then they are better off not even playing.”

Mark Noble gives his thoughts on the Dimitri Payet transfer saga.

The Fixture List

  • There are a number of FA Cup third round replays taking place, including Burnley v Sunderland and Crystal Palace v Bolton.
  • The Africa Cup of Nations continues, with Ghana v Uganda and Mali v Egypt.
  • The Australia Open continues tomorrow.

Showbiz, Baby!

Juan Sebastian Veron returned to football at the age of 41 last night.

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