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Dublin: 17 °C Monday 3 August, 2020

Today’s News

Munster recruitment has them looking strong after stalled season

The southern province showed promise amid a difficult European campaign last year.

Jamie Roberts keeps his promise by returning to Wales to join the Dragons

It is understood the 33-year-old centre, who last played for Wales in 2017, has signed a one-year deal.

'If we’re at the level we’re at now next season, it won’t be good enough'

James Milner has urged his Liverpool team-mates not to rest on their laurels after the success of this season.

Sporting tributes from Derry paid to 'wonderful ambassador' John Hume RIP

Sporting tributes from Derry paid to 'wonderful ambassador' John Hume

The former SDLP leader, who was president of Derry City FC, has passed away at the age of 83.

Shoulder injury to keep James Ryan out of Leinster's restart plans

The resumed season seems to be over before it started for the Ireland lock.

Ronnie O'Sullivan races to 108-minute win, the quickest in Crucible history

Shaun Murphy’s previous record of 149 minutes was blown away this morning.

SSE Airtricity League match postponed amid suspected Covid case for Waterford player LOI

SSE Airtricity League match postponed amid suspected Covid case for Waterford player

The player travelled with the squad for their match against Shelbourne on Saturday.

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A head-shot, an open goal and the bizarre decider in the Clare SFC

Jack Sheedy put the ball in the net twice in the space of mere seconds.

Philadelphia Eagles head coach tests positive for Covid-19

The NFL season is due to start next month.

Minor changes only as 2021 Paralympic schedule unveiled

Officials say they are mindful of the need to cater for athletes and spectators with a range of health requirements.

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Westbrook fires Rockets to win over Bucks, Boston see off Portland fightback

Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward delivered at crucial moments for the Celtics after the Trailblazers stormed back.

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2011-12 Premier League season?

Man City triumphed in dramatic circumstances.

How can sports organisations bring locked-out fans closer to the action?

How can sports organisations bring locked-out fans closer to the action?

We may be a while away from packed stadiums, but many innovations could help fill the void for now.

Every young player needs a mentor...even if they put the fear of God into them

Conan Byrne recalls his initiation into the League of Ireland and how it shaped his love for the domestic game.

Forging a new identity when the Premier League dream begins to fade

Being released at the age of 19 was ‘the best thing that could have happened’ to Gavin Donoghue.

Thomas triumphs in Tennessee as Lowry enjoys strong final day at WGC St Jude Invitational JT

Thomas triumphs in Tennessee as Lowry enjoys strong final day at WGC St Jude Invitational

Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell were also in action in Memphis.

Yesterday’s News

Premier League start date ‘too early’ for Chelsea boss Frank Lampard

The Blues boss wants a ‘fair start’ for his side.

Red-hot Ronnie O’Sullivan makes flying start in bid for sixth world title

The latest from the World Snooker Championships at the Crucible.

Folau's 'personal choice' not to take knee, says Dragons coach

The Australian star remained standing as other players and officials fell to their knees in support of the Black Lives Matter cause.

'I was considered not to be Irish... I could have buckled at any stage and drank' Dedication This post contains videos

'I was considered not to be Irish... I could have buckled at any stage and drank'

John O’Flynn reflects on his career with Cork City, Peterborough United, Limerick and others.

Wright's early goal helps Bohs close the gap at the top as Cork City left rooted to the bottom Loi Restart This post contains videos

Wright's early goal helps Bohs close the gap at the top as Cork City left rooted to the bottom

Meanwhile, Shamrock Rovers II and Drogheda United drew in the First Division – and Hoops starlet Kevin Zefi made his League of Ireland debut at 15.

Five-star Celtic begin quest for 10-in-a-row on a high against hapless Hamilton

An Odsonne Edouard hat-trick was the highlight of the 5-1 win Celtic Park.

Newtownshandrum reel off 11 unanswered points to take dramatic late win in Cork

There were also wins for Newcestown and Fermoy in the Cork SHC.

Corofin put 7-17 past All-Ireland intermediate champions in Galway opener

The reigning All-Ireland senior champions didn’t take long to find their groove.

Lewis Hamilton survives late drama to secure seventh British Grand Prix victory F1

Lewis Hamilton survives late drama to secure seventh British Grand Prix victory

The world champion had looked on course for a straightforward triumph until the final lap.

Cesar Azpilicueta says Chelsea were punished for easing off in FA Cup final

The Blues squandered an early lead to lose 2-1 to Arsenal at Wembley with Azpilicueta and Christian Pulisic suffering injuries.

Keane's AFL debut ends in disappointment as Collingwood suffer shock defeat

In one of the upsets of the season, Fremantle claimed a big victory.

Rocket Ronnie O’Sullivan happy to cool his jets as he looks for title number six

Fan favourite says he is getting his snooker ‘fix’ in Sheffield.

Nick Kyrgios pulls out of US Open over coronavirus concerns

Fellow Australian Ashleigh Barty, the current women’s world number one, withdrew from the tournament earlier this week.

Blues hold off Highlanders to keep title hopes alive

Auckland now need the table-topping Canterbury Crusaders to lose next weekend.

The Second Captain who went in search of George Gibney and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Anthony Daly revists the Offaly trilogy of ’98, the ‘sit-in’ and what haunts him most from a painful year.

'That will be one of the big aims this year - to try and get back in with Ireland'

Connacht hooker Dave Heffernan is determined to add to his one Ireland cap.

‘It’s weird, you can hear Wardy’s voice echo through the whole of Dalymount’

Bohemians defender Rob Cornwall on life during the pandemic and adjusting to the new normal.

Saturday 1 August, 2020

Another shocker for McIlroy as Todd clings to WGC lead, Lowry going well

McIlroy, McDowell and Lowry are in action in Memphis, Tennessee.

Juve crash in season finale, Inter finish second and Lazio star matches Serie A goals record

The final set of Serie A games take place this weekend.

Belfast's Tennyson lands British lightweight title in Eddie Hearn's garden

A massive win after an explosive fight.

Former world champion blames sanitised balls for struggles in Crucible opener

Stuart Bingham beat qualifier Ashley Carty 10-7 at the World Snooker Championships.

Mayo star O'Connor sees red as reigning champions Ballintubber held to draw in opener

A look at today’s football action in Mayo and Galway, which threw up some shock results.

Manager Eddie Howe leaves Bournemouth following relegation

Bournemouth’s relegation was confirmed on the final day despite a 3-1 victory at Everton.

New boy Curtis Campher the star again but England clinch Ireland series ODI

New boy Curtis Campher the star again but England clinch Ireland series

Record-equalling Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid sparkled for England.

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