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Dublin: 17 °C Sunday 9 August, 2020

Today’s News

‘I leave with my head held high’ – Willian confirms Chelsea exit

The Brazil forward has been linked with Arsenal.

NFL player to miss 2020 season after positive Covi-19 test uncovers serious heart condition

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith requires surgery.

Phil Jones stays in Manchester as United jet off to Germany

The 28-year-old last featured in January’s FA Cup fourth-round win at Tranmere.

Dundalk draw Slovenian outfit Celje in Champions League

Celtic will take on Icelandic club KR Reykjavik.

Frank Lampard focused on new signings as Chelsea season ends with Bayern defeat

The Bundesliga champions won 4-1 on the night and 7-1 on aggregate.

Dustin Johnson eyes US PGA redemption

The American will take a one-shot lead into the final round as he seeks to atone for a near miss a decade ago.

Warren and Pacers hand Lakers another loss as NBA playoffs loom

It was another busy night in the bubble.

Crusaders win Super Rugby NZ title with trademark late surge

Three tries in the final quarter secured their fourth successive Super title.

Best in the USA, Saint Iker and more of the week's great sportswriting

Plus, how to qualify to play for Kiltane and the rise of the one-step three in the NBA.

Rugby 20, virtual fans, and social distancing - eir Sport's plans for rugby's return TV

Rugby 20, virtual fans, and social distancing - eir Sport's plans for rugby's return

The broadcaster has been busily planning for Leinster’s clash with Munster on 22 August.

Ranking the 8 remaining teams in the Champions League

Man City, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid are among the contenders.

Yesterday’s News

Tiger Woods fails to fire in third round of US PGA Championship

Shane Lowry, meanwhile, shot one-under par.

Canning's Portumna fall to second straight defeat in Galway SHC

We also have the latest from the Kilkenny, Tipperary and Waterford senior hurling championships..

Stephanie Roche on target as Peamount get title defence underway with comfortable win Success This post contains videos

Stephanie Roche on target as Peamount get title defence underway with comfortable win

Shelbourne were too good for Cork City in the opening game of the new season.

Chelsea suffer humiliating 7-1 Champions League aggregate loss

Bayern Munich sent out a warning to their rivals with an imperious display.

Verdon scores twice as Longford Town win 'midlands clasico'

There was late drama in the league’s other game between Cobh Ramblers and Galway United.

Lionel Messi brilliance helps Barcelona into Champions League last 8

The Argentine international scored and won a penalty, to set up a mouth-watering tie with German champions Bayern Munich on Friday.

Crucible controversy as Anthony McGill confronts opponent Jamie Clarke Tempers Flare This post contains videos

Crucible controversy as Anthony McGill confronts opponent Jamie Clarke

Elsewhere, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Ding Junhui are tied at 8-8.

Juventus spring major surprise by appointing Andrea Pirlo as manager

Pirlo replaces the sacked Maurizio Sarri in spite of having no previous coaching experience.

Sligo climb from the foot of the table with Shels win Moving Up This post contains videos

Sligo climb from the foot of the table with Shels win

The Bit o’ Red led after 30 seconds and didn’t look back.

Second Waterford player tests negative for Covid-19

The club’s match today with Cork City also went ahead as planned.

Steven Gerrard under no pressure to sell as transfer fees not through the Roofe

The Rangers boss completed a double swoop earlier this week.

NFL cornerback to face armed robbery charges

DeAndre Baker previously denied wrongdoing during an initial court appearance on 19 May.

Valtteri Bottas snatches pole from Lewis Hamilton at 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Nico Hulkenberg took an impressive third in his role as Sergio Perez’s replacement at Racing Point.

'This defeat is on me,' says under-fire Real Madrid defender Woe

'This defeat is on me,' says under-fire Real Madrid defender

Raphael Varane insisted on facing up to his two mistakes against Manchester City.

Waterford end difficult week with draw against Cork City LOI

Waterford end difficult week with draw against Cork City

The game finished 0-0 at the RSC.

Irish football legends Paul McGrath and Anne O'Brien inducted into hall of fame Recognition This post contains videos

Irish football legends Paul McGrath and Anne O'Brien inducted into hall of fame

It is the second successive year that both a male and female football personality have been given the award.

Irish international Jonny Hayes among Aberdeen players to apologise for flouting Covid-19 protocols

The players are self-isolating having visited a bar last Saturday, which forced the postponement of their game with St Johnstone.

Eddie Howe's assistant steps up to take Bournemouth job

Jason Tindall has taken charge of the relegated club.

Juventus sack Maurizio Sarri following Champions League exit

The Old Lady have confirmed his departure.

‘Why are we so special?’ - Guardiola plays down favourites tag

The Premier League side will now play Lyon in a one-off match in Lisbon next Saturday.

Gordon the hat-trick hero as Waratahs trounce Reds

NSW Waratahs smashed the shellshocked Queensland Reds reignite their season.

Vunipola says he let down England at World Cup and hopes for better relationship with brother

Billy Vunipola admitted he ‘affected the chemistry’ of the England team during their run to the final in Japan.

Hurricanes secure vital bonus point to stay in Super Rugby title hunt

Warren Gatland’s Chiefs have lost all eight games since the lockdown.

Celtics rip Raptors as Nets and Magic grab NBA playoff spots

Boston prevented the Toronto Raptors from clinching the Eastern Conference second seed last night.

Bohemians issue apology after 'completely untrue' Danny Mandroiu team news gaffe

Bohs ruled the midfielder out of last night’s win over Dundalk for a bizarre reason.

China's number 1 off to hot start at the PGA Championship

Li Haotong is trying to become the first player from the country to win a men’s major title.

'It's been a long time coming' - Passion burns on and off the field as Bohs braced for WNL bow

The history-making side’s captain, Niamh Kenna, is back in the top-flight after a six-year hiatus.

'Apologies have been made' - FAI board present united front at the end of a rancorous week

Optimism is growing that the reforms necessary to avoid insolvency will be voted through at the end of the month.

Friday 7 August, 2020

Inter Milan-linked 15-year-old features, as UCD overcome Shamrock Rovers II

The highly-rated talent Kevin Zefi came off the bench for the Hoops.

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