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Today’s News

LIVE: Real Madrid v Man City, Champions League

Real Madrid host Man City, in the first leg of tonight’s round-of-16 clash.

Rangers storm into last-16 with impressive Europa League win over Braga Progress This post contains videos

Rangers storm into last-16 with impressive Europa League win over Braga

It’s the club’s first European knockout win in nine years.

Dele Alli charged by FA over Snapchat video mocking coronavirus

Alli posted a video poking fun at the deadly virus while also singling out an Asian man in an airport earlier this month.

Connacht call in favour from Farrell

Ireland coach happy to release Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan to play for their province after Italy game gets called off.

Six Nations confirms England's game in Rome is still ON

Ireland’s game against France also to go ahead as scheduled – unless there is further government intervention.

FAI confirm rescheduled dates for postponed Premier Division games

The dates and times for the first round of the EA Sports Cup have also been announced.

Expert view: How you should view these 5 Cheltenham favourites

Donn McClean runs the rule over Altior, Paisley Park, A Plus Tard, Champ and Envoi Allen as race week approaches.

From TheJournal.ie The IRFU has postponed next month's Ireland v Italy Six Nations match Covid-19

The IRFU has postponed next month's Ireland v Italy Six Nations match

It had been due to take place at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday week, 7 March.

Ireland v Italy off - so what happens next?

The decision to postpone next month’s Six Nations match will cause chaos with the rugby calendar. Deciding when to play it again is just one of the big problems rugby’s top brass have to solve.

Jarrett off to a flier at Brighton but 'still a long way to go' for Ireland striker

Two goals from Rianna Jarrett helped the Seagulls to advance to the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Team Ireland expect Olympic Games to go ahead in spite of coronavirus fears

OFI CEO Peter Sherrard acknowledged that the situation may change, but it’s business as usual at the moment.

PBC prove too strong for St Munchin's in Munster Senior Cup semi-final

Current holders and old foes Christian Brothers College Cork now await in the final.

'I could have been the bigger man in the situation and I wasn't. Then you're looking at him in the coffin'

Kieran Donaghy’s relationship with his father is a central theme in his upcoming Laochra Gael episode.

'Fernandes has X-factor quality. He's come in and impressed everyone' - Solskjaer

The Man United boss described his recent signing as a mix of Paul Scholes and Juan Veron after last weekend’s performance.

New dates confirmed for postponed Allianz Hurling League fixtures

There has also been a change of venue for this weekend’s meeting of Laois and Kilkenny.

Ireland to proceed with two-day camp and make new plans after Italy game postponed

Ireland now turn their attention towards a visit to Paris on 14 March.

Geraghty: Meath have 'lost a bit' of their footballing identity DNA

Geraghty: Meath have 'lost a bit' of their footballing identity

The Meath legend has been impressed with Galway’s switch to attacking football.

Pro14 writing up action plan to deal with potential fixture mayhem

Concern over Covid-19 is already having impact on sport as rugby body plans for crunch talks.

'I'm saying goodbye' - Sharapova announces retirement from tennis at 32

The five-time Grand Slam champion revealed the news in an essay with Vanity Fair.

Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle

Professional performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the contests in the air in this Six Nations.

Joey Barton taunts Sunderland for being 'scared of little old Fleetwood Town'

Barton claimed the Black Cats celebrated ‘like they’d won the World Cup’ after last night’s 1-1 draw.

Irish amateur wrestler banned for three months after testing positive for cannabis usage

The athlete in question proved to the satisfaction of Sport Ireland that his use of the substance was unrelated to performance.

GAA games will be called off if government issues order

The GAA is on high alert as coronavirus spreads across Europe, and is prepared to put the national interest first if needs be.

From TheJournal.ie IRFU boss says government should issue them with 'directive' on whether to cancel Italy match Coronavirus

IRFU boss says government should issue them with 'directive' on whether to cancel Italy match

Health Minister Simon Harris is meeting with the IRFU this afternoon.

Lanigan-O'Keeffe begins bid to reach third Olympics imbued by training stint in Kenya

‘I came back from Kenya and ran 35 seconds faster than I’ve ever run for a 5k,’ said the Kilkenny man, whose season begins in Cairo today.

Annalise Murphy storms up to fifth overall as Aoife Hopkins also qualifies for Gold Fleet

A strong Wednesday saw Murphy break into the top five overall, with Howth’s Hopkins joining her in the Gold Fleet.

Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga

Former Australian prop Sekope Kepu says Folau’s absence in Japan resulted in the Wallabies having a mediocre World Cup.

Ireland U21 star Connor Ronan opens Blackpool account with stunning strike Traction Engine This post contains videos

Ireland U21 star Connor Ronan opens Blackpool account with stunning strike

The talented playmaker scored the opening goal in last night’s 2-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers.

All-Ireland club winner comes into Galway team to face Meath

Martin Farragher will make his first league start for the county.

The former Dutch goalkeeper and his classmate on a 'mission' to get Ireland to Euro 2021

Ireland women’s goalkeeping coach Jan Willem van Ede is Vera Pauw’s right-hand man in the job.

'What he's done in Europe will not be repeated' - Guardiola on Zidane

City take on Madrid in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu tonight.

'The kid is special' - LeBron outduels Zion as Lakers claim sixth straight win NBA

'The kid is special' - LeBron outduels Zion as Lakers claim sixth straight win

A season-high 40 points from LeBron James helped the Los Angeles Lakers extend their winning streak in the NBA.

'What happens during your working day can affect you' - fulfillment and dark days in cancer prevention

Gailtír’s Áine Lyng talks about her job ahead of the All-Ireland intermediate club final.

Connacht hold emergency meeting about coronavirus concerns ahead of South Africa trip

The Irish province fly out today for this weekend’s clash with the Southern Kings.

'The joy went out of it for a while': Leinster prop Dooley rediscovers his happy place

‘I went back to what I love doing; carrying the ball, running around and just playing rugby.’

Yesterday’s News

'They outclassed us in every department. It's quite sobering' - Lampard after Chelsea hammering

The Premier League side suffered a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich.

Dara O’Shea helps West Brom to a clean sheet as they take another step towards the Premier League

Dara O’Shea helps West Brom to a clean sheet as they take another step towards the Premier League

The Republic of Ireland U21 defender helped the Baggies to a routine 2-0 win over Preston on a night when senior Ireland international Alan Browne captained the visitors and teammate Seani Maguire was kept quiet by the young Dubliner.

Alonso took the easy way out on a night when Lampard would have been looking for the exit after 60 minutes

Six seconds is all it took to end this Champions League last-16 tie ahead of the return leg in Munich next month, where the hosts hold a 3-0 lead and the visitors will be without Jorginho and Marcos Alonso due to suspension.

Griezmann strike earns 10-man Barcelona a draw ahead of home second leg

Dries Mertens put Napoli in front in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Alonso sent off as Bayern crush Chelsea to put one foot in Champions League quarter-finals

Alonso sent off as Bayern crush Chelsea to put one foot in Champions League quarter-finals

All the goals came in the second half with Serge Gnabry scoring twice.

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