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Yesterday’s News

Tottenham issue warning after Mourinho and players seen training together in public

It appears a group broke the coronavirus social-distancing rules to train.

World Athletics suspends Olympic qualifying until December

Tokyo 2020 has been postponed until next summer due to Covid-19.

'This year, I took the year out of school to train for Tokyo... I think that will be the case again next year' Best Laid Plans This post contains videos

'This year, I took the year out of school to train for Tokyo... I think that will be the case again next year'

Irish Para swimmer Nicole Turner on life in lockdown, plans after deferring her Leaving Cert and fundraising for an important cause.

Fifa allows transfer window movement and extension to contracts amid football shutdown

Contracts covering the 2019/20 season in England are set to expire on 30 June.

Munster Rugby doctor joins frontline fight against Covid-19 as remote training continues

In addition to his role with the southern province, Dr Jamie Kearns has just returned to work at University Hospital Galway.

A friend recommends: Sarah Rowe on her favourite books and TV shows at the moment

The GAA and Aussie Rules star recommends Oprah Winfrey’s ‘What I Know For Sure’, James Smith’s ‘Not A Diet Book’ and some Disney+.

Show Mick McCarthy respect but not sympathy - this is the life he chose

Having already endured the Saipan fall-out, the last thing Mick McCarthy needed was another popularity contest, Mick versus Kenny coming 18 years after McCarthy versus Keane.

Covid-19 pandemic could cost Premier League at least £1 billion

The estimate was set out in a letter from chief executive Richard Masters.

Cork City Sports athletics meet - which attracts some top talent - postponed until 2021

The international meet has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Could this be Stephen Kenny's Ireland XI to face Slovakia?

The incoming manager will have some tricky decisions to make in the coming months.

'Clubs, leagues' could be wiped out as Sunderland the latest club to furlough playing staff

Talks are ongoing over Premier League players taking wage deferrals and cuts.

'Fans would come up and openly call me a b******s ' - The challenges of being an Irish manager in Ireland

Stephen Kenny is only the third Irish manager in almost 50 years to live in the country full-time. Eoin Hand and Brian Kerr talk to The42 about the unique pressures of being home-based.

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Craig Casey

The 20-year-old scrum-half will move onto a senior contract next season.

JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor postponed for 12 months due to Covid-19 crisis

The tournament will take place on 5-6 July 2021 at the same venue.

'Liverpool will win the title one way or another' - Uefa president Ceferin certain Reds will be champions

The Slovenian has dismissed the notion of Jurgen Klopp’s side missing out on the trophy if the 2019-20 season is voided.

'I remember saying, 'Oh my God...even on a sinking ship he is doing things like that' BTL

'I remember saying, 'Oh my God...even on a sinking ship he is doing things like that'

Kerry great Dara Ó Cinnéide is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

A British and Irish League? An aligned global calendar? Maybe...

Hannah Bowe of Esportif explains why rugby is on the ‘cusp of change.’

Rangers director suggests Celtic title would equate to ‘eight-and-a-half’ in a row

Alistair Johnston, the former Rangers chairman, says if Celtic are handed the title then there may be an asterisk in the history books.

Dana White close to securing private island to host UFC fights UFC

Dana White close to securing private island to host UFC fights

Meanwhile, Justin Gaethje has replaced Khabib Nurmagomedov as Tony Ferguson’s opponent in the interim lightweight championship bout at UFC 249.

More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court

The updated indictment in the US investigation into football corruption alleges multi-million dollar bribes for World Cup votes and broadcast rights.

'I can't even describe it, really, the sh** I've been dealt over the past year and a half'

Brendan Irvine sheds light on his fightback, Kevin McManamon’s quick thinking in London, and John Conlan being a dark horse on Call of Duty.

'Somebody called it the last of the great drinking tours'

Members of the 1994 Irish team recall the the horrific trip to Mount Isa.

Quiz: Can you name all of Ireland's Olympic medalists? Podium Finishers This post contains videos

Quiz: Can you name all of Ireland's Olympic medalists?

Let’s test your knowledge of Ireland’s Olympic medalists.

'There are times you're going to lose motivation. It’s normal to have those bad days'

James McCarthy discusses life under lockdown and how he’s balancing trying to get fitter and stronger, while also staying fresh.

Monday 6 April, 2020

In pics: The Sam Maguire Cup through the years

Inpho Photography have put together a great collection of photos of the All-Ireland SFC trophy throughout history.

EPCR say Club World Cup could 'complement' Champions Cup

The Champions Cup organisers have said that a global club tournament is already under consideration.

Advice from Clare GAA star after cruciate injury and chasing a spot on Ireland's Olympic hockey team Comeback Girl This post contains videos

Advice from Clare GAA star after cruciate injury and chasing a spot on Ireland's Olympic hockey team

Naomi Carroll talks to The42 about her comeback from the dreaded knee injury.

NFL Draft to be fully virtual as team facilities remain closed NFL

NFL Draft to be fully virtual as team facilities remain closed

The 2020 NFL Draft will be fully virtual, commissioner Roger Goodell informed the 32 teams on Monday.

Liverpool make furlough u-turn following backlash

Having been criticised for a decision to furlough some non-playing staff, Liverpool have now changed their approach.

Spurs confirm Son will complete military service during Premier League shutdown

With the Premier League suspended indefinitely due to the spread of Covid-19, Son Heung-min will undertake his military service.

The Masters moves to November 2020 in rescheduled golf calendar

2020 PGA Championship moved to August with US Open pencilled in for September.

The rise of Stephen Kenny - told by the men who know him best

His first signing, his former sidekick and the journeyman who became one of the best players in the League of Ireland tell us the secret behind the Dubliner’s ascent to the top of Irish football.

Shields believes Serrano's 'god-given power' will see her past Taylor in superfight

Claressa Shields predicts Amanda Serrano v Katie Taylor will work out 60:40 in the Puerto Rican’s favour.

Dolors Sala Carrio, mother of Pep Guardiola, dies aged 82 after contracting coronavirus RIP

Dolors Sala Carrio, mother of Pep Guardiola, dies aged 82 after contracting coronavirus

Spain has suffered one of the worst outbreaks of the virus in Europe.

The 2020 Open Championship has been cancelled and won't be rescheduled this year

Ireland’s Shane Lowry was due to defend the Claret Jug at Royal St George’s in July.

Crusaders respond to video footage of players training together in public during lockdown

‘All of the players involved have acknowledged they made a mistake by sharing equipment.’

Bernard Laporte wants an annual Club World Cup instead of the Champions Cup

The French Rugby Federation president says ‘it could be a breath of fresh air for the whole of world rugby.’

Virus scrapped your marathon? In Japan, there's an app for that

Organisers have offered up two apps to allow participants to complete the marathons alone, tracked online.

Here's what you can expect from your membership of The42 this week

We’ve welcomed a huge number of new supporters over the past week.

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