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Today’s News

German FA takes no action against Jadon Sancho over George Floyd protest

In a statement, the Bundesliga confirmed it would take ‘no proceedings’ against the player.

'What Munster are getting is two World Cup-winning, world-class players'

Bryan Habana is a huge fan of Munster boss Johann van Graan.

'Conor McGregor vs Anderson Silva is bigger than Ngannou vs Jones'

Former world champion Daniel Cormier reckons clash between Irishman and superstar Silva could make millions on pay-per-view.

SPFL clubs to offer fans virtual season tickets when new season starts in August

It will enable fans to watch broadcasts of their club’s home games.

Amazon will show their Premier League matches for free

Thirty-three of the remaining 92 Premier League games will be broadcast on free to air TV after deals were struck with Sky, BBC and now Amazon.

Former Bohs defender Warren O'Hora offered new Brighton deal

The Dubliner is one of six U23 players being retained.

Connacht promote six exciting academy prospects into their senior squad

Niall Murray, Sean Masterson, Conor Dean, Colm Reilly, Peter Sullivan and Jordan Duggan have earned pro contracts.

Second half of Rayo Vallecano v Albacete to be played out next week

Widespread abuse of Roman Zozulya saw the game abandoned in December.

Whyte-Povetkin bout still on track for this summer claims Matchroom

The heavyweight showdown was originally slated for 4 July.

'It's an insight into what life will be like after football' - Dublin All-Star firefighter focusing on the frontline

Lyndsey Davey was planning to retire from inter-county duty after this season, her 17th campaign in the Sky Blue jersey.

Premier League clubs given green light to organise friendlies before resumption

The league sent guidelines to the 20 teams on Tuesday outlining restrictions.

Jack Grealish ‘deeply embarrassed’ by lockdown incident

The Aston Villa captain accepts he set a poor example by agreeing to visit a friend.

Yesterday’s News

'We were up 10 points and she just scored three or four goals' - battles with a 12-time All-Ireland winner

Former Cork camogie star Sandie Fitzgibbon reflects on the days when she came up against Angela Downey.

Russian appeal against four-year doping ban from international sport to be heard in November CAS

Russian appeal against four-year doping ban from international sport to be heard in November

Should WADA’s ruling be confirmed, Russia will miss out on the postponed Tokyo Olympics, the 2022 winter Games and the World Cup in Qatar.

Italian FA chief hopeful small number of fans can attend games as stricken French clubs cry for help

Serie A returns in mid-June, while the Ligue 1 season was declared over in early April.

FA unlikely to take action over peaceful anti-racism protests when Premier League returns

The FA will adopt a ‘common sense’ approach to political gestures, slogans and statements if players or staff publicly back the movement.

Jubilant Dettori back in business at Kempton

No crowds, but still celebration time on winning return.

Explainer: The latest controversy threatening to cause a rift within the FAI

Nixon Morton — an FAI Council member — has written to both Uefa and Fifa to express concerns over perceived issues with the new set-up.

Ex-Ireland player Humphreys to leave role with Gloucester after six seasons

The Ulster European Cup winner will leave his position as Director of Rugby at the end of June.

Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso mourning the death of his sister aged 37 RIP

Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso mourning the death of his sister aged 37

Francesca Gattuso, who worked as a secretary at AC Milan, passed away after four months in hospital.

Fifa urges leagues to use 'common sense' on disciplining players over George Floyd protests

The German Football Association is investigating players displaying political messages during matches.

College football clash will not take place at Aviva Stadium this summer

Navy and Notre Dame hope to open their season in the US instead.

English Premiership rugby clubs given green light to return to training

Clubs will have to satisfy a number of criteria to make the step.

Hasenhuttl signs new 4-year Southampton deal

The 52-year-old was appointed in December 2018 and has turned things around since a 9-0 hammering last October.

Formula One unveils 8-race schedule in Europe from 5 July

The season is now scheduled to finish in December.

'He was almost poetic' - Gary Lineker tells us about Hugh McIlvanney's genius

The Match of the Day presenter celebrates one of sportswriting’s masters in a special edition of the Behind the Lines podcast.

Ex-Ireland captain Anderson retiring from role with Ulster academy

The 65-year-old won 27 caps for Ireland during his playing days.

Red-carded players to be replaced after 20 minutes in Kiwi Super Rugby

The new competition will feature a golden point system and a renewed focus on the breakdown.

Ex-champ Mayweather to pay for Floyd funeral - report

The death of the unarmed black man while in police custody has ignited violent reactions across America.

Leading NBA coach dismisses Donald Trump as 'fool'

Gregg Popovich has called out the US president for a lack of leadership in the face of nationwide unrest.

Quiz: Do you know which European rugby clubs these jerseys belong to?

We’re testing your knowledge with a random sample of shirts from the past couple of decades.

Tiger Woods urges calm over 'shocking' Floyd death

America is witnessing its most widespread protests since the 1960s.

'I had turned 37 nine days before the Twickenham defeat, and suddenly I felt old'

In this extract from his autobiography, former Ireland captain Rory Best looks back on a humbling defeat to England.

Monday 1 June, 2020

German FA forced to investigate player protests despite words of support from 'proud' president

DFB president Fritz Keller expressed his admiration for the players, but the association’s hand will be forced due to its adherence to IFAB rules.

Werner nets 31st of the season as Leipzig move back into third

The Liverpool-linked striker has scored four goals since the Bundesliga returned from it’s Covid-19-enforced hiatus.

Sunwolves exit Super Rugby as bid to join Australia league fails

The decision ends a nearly five-year run in Super Rugby for the Japanese club.

Ligue 1 club presidents begin to question 'pretty brutal' move to end season

Ligue 1 club presidents begin to question 'pretty brutal' move to end season

‘You could ask if the government decided too quickly. Was there a discussion with the clubs? No. Was there a discussion with other countries? No.’

Rodgers: 'I have relations that haven’t spoken to me since the day I left Celtic'

The Northern Irishman went from hero to villain in the eyes of many Celtic fans when he left Glasgow for Leicester last year.

Coutinho would 'definitely' consider Premier League return, says agent

The 27-year-old may be on the lookout for a new club after Bayern declined to take up an option to sign him permanently from Barcelona.

Liverpool squad takes knee at Anfield, United stars express anger following death of George Floyd

‘I felt anger, pity, hatred, indignation, pain, sadness,’ Paul Pogba said of the events in Minneapolis which have sparked global protests.

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