RTÉ Sport sport headlines http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport sport headlines http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:36:15 +0000 Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:36:15 +0000 Sport News Benteke fires Liverpool into Europa knockout stage Christian Benteke's brilliant strike saw Liverpool beat Bordeaux 2-1 to qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League with a match to spare. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 22:08:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1126/749518-benteke-fires-liverpool-into-europa-knockout-stage/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1126/749518-benteke-fires-liverpool-into-europa-knockout-stage/ Leinster boss keen to put European woe behind him Leinster head coach Leo Cullen is hoping his side can put their European nightmare behind them when they take on Ulster in Friday night's PRO12 encounter at the RDS. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:36:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1126/749411-leinster-boss-keen-to-put-european-woe-behind-him/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1126/749411-leinster-boss-keen-to-put-european-woe-behind-him/ McDonald retires and blasts Paralympics Ireland Ireland's gold medal-winning Paralympian Darragh McDonald has announced his retirement from competitive swimming, citing major problems with Paralympics Ireland over funding and support. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 22:09:45 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2015/1126/749495-paralympic-gold-medalist/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2015/1126/749495-paralympic-gold-medalist/ Celtic bow out of Europe with a whimper Celtic's Europa League were ended for the season as Ajax substitute Vaclav Cerny scored a late winner for the visitors at Parkhead. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 22:14:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1126/749520-celtic-bow-out-of-europe-with-a-whimper/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1126/749520-celtic-bow-out-of-europe-with-a-whimper/ Kane bags winner in Baku as Tottenham progress Harry Kane fired Tottenham into the knockout stages of the Europa League as they finally overcame stubborn Group J minnows Qarabag 1-0 in Baku. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:21:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1126/749502-qarabag-0-1-tottenham/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1126/749502-qarabag-0-1-tottenham/ Kompany reveals distress caused by Paris attacks Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has revealed he did not sleep for three days following the Paris terror attacks, but believes life will return to normal in his Belgium homeland. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:58:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1126/749508-kompany-reveals-distress-caused-by-paris-attacks/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1126/749508-kompany-reveals-distress-caused-by-paris-attacks/ Best 'privileged' to pen new two-year Ulster deal Rory Best said he's desperate to reward the Ulster fans with success after signing a new two-year Irish contract to keep him at Kingspan Stadium until 2018. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:57:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1126/749413-best-privileged-to-pen-new-two-year-ulster-deal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1126/749413-best-privileged-to-pen-new-two-year-ulster-deal/ Long to spearhead Southampton attack against City Ronald Koeman has backed Shane Long to spearhead Southampton's attack at Manchester City in the absence of suspended top scorer Graziano Pelle. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:52:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1126/749428-long-to-spearhead-southampton-attack-against-city/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1126/749428-long-to-spearhead-southampton-attack-against-city/ Irving faces six rivals in Fighting Fifth defence Irving will bid to become the first horse since Dato Star in 1998-99 to win back-to-back runnings of the StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle when he lines-up for the Grade One showpiece at Newcastle on Saturday. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:38:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1126/749506-irving-faces-six-rivals-in/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1126/749506-irving-faces-six-rivals-in/ Russia accepts indefinite athletics ban Russia has accepted a full, indefinite, suspension from all athletics competitions following a report which highlighted major problems with the country's anti-doping procedures. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:29:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/1126/749400-russia-acepts-indefinite-ban-from-all-competitions/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/1126/749400-russia-acepts-indefinite-ban-from-all-competitions/ Fury ready to realise dream by shocking Klitschko Tyson Fury is ready to upset the odds by snatching the world heavyweight title from Wladimir Klitschko. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:20:08 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2015/1126/749474-fury_/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2015/1126/749474-fury_/ Christiaan Basson sets the pace in South Africa Home favourite Christiaan Basson put his more famous compatriots in the shade as he led the challenge after the weather-affected first round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:36:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/1126/749471-basson-sets-the-pace-in-south-africa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/1126/749471-basson-sets-the-pace-in-south-africa/ Shaneshill scores on first try over fences Shaneshill, runner-up to Douvan in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle last season, made a winning chasing debut in the Killinan Beginners Chase at Thurdles. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:42:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1126/749374-shaneshill/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1126/749374-shaneshill/ Sebastian Coe cuts his ties with Nike IAAF president Sebastian Coe has finally quit his role as an ambassador for Nike, admitting the furore surrounding his association with the company has become a distraction to his bid to clean up athletics. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:30:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/1126/749489-sebastian-coe-cuts-his-ties-with-nike/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/1126/749489-sebastian-coe-cuts-his-ties-with-nike/ Saphir must shoulder welter burden in Hennessy Saphir Du Rheu will be giving away upwards of 7lb to each of his 16 rivals in Saturday's Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:12:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1126/749449-hennessy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1126/749449-hennessy/ Mark Allen advances at UK Championship Mark Allen overcame promising Chinese teenager Zhao Xintong 6-2 at the Barbican Centre in York to reach the second round of the Betway UK Championship. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:38:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2015/1126/749406-uk-championship/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2015/1126/749406-uk-championship/ Drogba: MLS is tougher than Premier League Major League Soccer (MLS) offers a tougher challenge than the English Premier League and will soon be one of the best domestic competitions in world football, according to Chelsea great Didier Drogba. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:42:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1126/749405-drogba-mls-is-tougher-than-premier-league/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1126/749405-drogba-mls-is-tougher-than-premier-league/ World XI shortlist snub for Premier League The number of Premier League players considered among the world's best has halved in just three years. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:30:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1126/749385-premier-league/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1126/749385-premier-league/ Pro12 teams: Milestones for Pienaar and Kirchner Ruan Pienaar will make his 100th appearance for Ulster while Zane Kirchner earns his 50th cap for Leinster when the provinces clash in the Guinness PRO12 at the RDS on Friday night. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:23:10 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1126/749357-pro12-teams/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/1126/749357-pro12-teams/ Wayne Rooney insists United can progress in Europe Wayne Rooney insists Manchester United can still qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League despite their "panicky" performance against PSV Eindhoven. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:22:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1126/749419-wayne-rooney-still-confident-united-can/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1126/749419-wayne-rooney-still-confident-united-can/