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Football rumour mill: Liverpool set to enter negotiations with Barcelona over young winger | Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola considering move for Ajax starlet | Manchester United will listen to offers for Martial

Liverpool are set to enter negotiations with Barcelona over talented young French winger Ousmane Dembele, who joined the Catalan giants only last summer in a £135million switch from Borussia Dortmund. (Various)

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Ethan Galbraith

NI teenager signs professional deal with Manchester United

Northern Ireland prospect Ethan Galbraith, who just turned 17, has today signed a professional contract with Premier League giants Manchester United.
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Marc Marquez extends his Championship lead in France. photo: MICHELIN

MOTOGP: Marc Marquez equals Stoner’s record

Marc Marquez took the Repsol Honda to a record-breaking victory at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France equalling Casey Stoner’s 38 premier class wins, and extending his lead in the championship to 36 points over Movistar Yamaha’s Maverick Viñales as he cruised to victory over Danilo Petrucci and Valentino Rossi. Marquez, the only rider to use the hard rear Michelin tyre, made the best start from the lights but it was Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo who powered into the lead at turn one. Behind the Spaniard, Andrea Dovizioso and Johann Zarco were having a great battle before the Ducati title contender crashed out on lap five. The Honda man took an advantage of a rare mistake by Zarco on lap six when he ran wide on the Tech3 Yamaha but in true Zarco style he fought back and retook Marquez two corners later.

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Richard Bird leads MX1 Michelin  Experts Championship.

MOTOCROSS: Richard Bird takes the overall lead

Lisburn’s Richard Bird leads the 2018 MX1 Michelin Experts Nationals British Championship after four straight victories at Preston Docks at the weekend.

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Gary Thompson. Pic by Pacemaker.

FOOTBALL: Gary Thompson makes switch to Crusaders from Ballymena United

Crusaders have signed Ballymena United midfielder Gary Thompson on a three-year deal.

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The North West 200 is the first major international road race of the season.

NW200: Practice, race schedule and roads closing times

Race week is underway at the North West 200 on the North Coast.
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William Dunlop: I can’t believe it’s 10 years since the day my dad died

William Dunlop can scarcely believe a decade has passed since that fateful day on Thursday, May 15, 2008, when his legendary father Robert lost his life in a crash at the North West 200.

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Local football attendances continue to rise.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: One million fan milestone for NI Football League

The NI Football League celebrated yet another boost in attendances, as during the past season the one millionth supporter made their way through the turnstiles.

Football
Rising star: Manchester United and Northern Ireland's Ethan Galbraith

Ethan Galbraith: Watch as NI teen's 'screamer' wins Man United goal of month - ahead of Pogba and Lukaku

Northern Ireland rising star Ethan Galbraith has bagged Manchester United's Goal of the Month award for April.
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Jonny Evans, Gavin Whyte and Lauren Perry

Local game celebrated at Northern Ireland Football Awards 2018

Local football took centre stage last night in Belfast when the Northern Ireland Football Awards for 2018 were announced at a gala event in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Football

PICTURES: The best images from the Belfast City Marathon

From elite athletes to fun runners, thousands took to the streets to take part in the annual Belfast City Marathon this morning.

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VIDEO: Darren Murray makes shock move to Portadown from Crusaders

Darren Murray has made a shock return to Portadown on a two-year deal in the immediate aftermath of his release by Crusaders.

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Jimmy Nicholl

Jimmy Nicholl: an unabashed Rangers man with Ibrox in his DNA

If Jimmy Nicholl had been put forward by Rangers as a possible seven-month stand-in manager when Pedro Caixinha was dismissed last October, it would have likely induced apoplexy in the Ibrox legions.

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SUPERCUPNI: Green light for Manchester United - Celtic showpiece

Manchester United will face Celtic in a showpiece curtain-raiser to this summer’s SuperCupNI in Coleraine.

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Stephen Hughes.

Comrades appoint new manager

Stephen Hughes has been appointed first team manager at Ballyclare Comrades.

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Hunter McClelland, Coleraine FC fan, and actor James Nesbitt (also a fan of the club) pictured at the Coleraine Showgrounds, during the 2017/18

Nail-biting end to season for Coleraine FC fans

Coleraine FC fans are set for a dramatic final day to the season tomorrow as they battle to lift the league title for the first time in over four decades.

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Former Ballyclare Comrades manager Clifford Adams. �INPHO/Jonathan Porter

IRISH LEAGUE: We had different ideas about taking the club forward says Clifford Adams

Clifford Adams says a difference in opinion at how Ballyclare Comrades should move forward led to him parting company with the club.

Football

SUPERCUPNI: Manchester United on a mission to land another title

Manchester United are on a mission at the SuperCupNI this summer.

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Clifford Adams. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

CHAMPIONSHIP: Clifford Adams makes Ballyclare Comrades exit by ‘mutual consent’

Ballyclare Comrades have confirmed the departure of manager Clifford Adams ‘by mutual consent’.

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Jonathan Rea has extended his lead in the World Superbike Championship to 30 points after the fourth round at Assen.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea denied record 13th Assen victory by team-mate Tom Sykes

Jonathan Rea’s long winning streak at Assen was finally halted on Sunday as his Kawasaki team-mate Tom Sykes clinched his first World Superbike victory of the season.
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