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Today’s News

10 positives in latest round of testing in English Championship

The fourth round of testing in Premier League clubs has presented no new cases.

Scotland boss Townsend hopes for more summer rugby from streamlined season

The head coach is behind the prospect overhauling Test windows.

Another few links to 2016 glory slip away from Connacht

Niyi Adeolokun, Eoin McKeon and Tom McCartney were huge figures in the province’s greatest day.

Lewandowski brace helps Bayern go 10 points clear in Bundesliga

Fortuna Dusseldorf can count themselves lucky to escape with just a 5-0 loss.

South Africa and UK ramping up return to sport

Professional sport has been given an amber light to proceed in South Africa, though contact sports will have to lay out detailed plans to maintain player safety.

Bremen make ground in relegation scrap

Bremen make ground in relegation scrap

Meanwhile, Claire O’Riordan’s Duisburg made a vital leap in the right direction in the Frauen Bundesliga’s drop zone.

Life as a new Garda, a whirlwind year and love for club and county as football takes a backseat

‘Every day is different,’ says Sligo’s Denise McGrath. ‘With every call you never know what’s coming around the corner. It’s a very exciting job.’

Austria to stage Formula 1 season opener in July

The race will take place without spectators.

Merseyside Police 'ready' for any Liverpool or Everton match when Premier League restarts

The ‘neutral venue’ debate continues through Project Restart.

Quiz: Can you name these Irish rugby players from the 90s?

You’ve spotted Simon Geoghegan, now see how you fare with the rest.

Irish midfielder signals Celtic exit as team-mates pay tribute after heartfelt message

Jonny Hayes looks to have finished his three years at Parkhead with nine-in-a-row.

Ireland teenager Troy Parrott set to miss Premier League restart after appendix surgery

The Spurs striker has had his appendix removed and will resume training later in June.

No joy for the Irish in Germany as Donegal striker Barrett sees red on Bundesliga restart

The focus switches to Claire O’Riordan and her MSV Duisburg side today.

From radio reporter to head coach - the rise of Dubliner Lisa Fallon

The new London City Lionesses boss on working under Jim Gavin, breaking barriers in football and the start of a new adventure in England.

Football is a universal language: A Champions League final experience like no other

Emma Duffy remembers watching the 2018 Champions League final while volunteering in Honduras.

'I realised at that point that it's not a nice place to be or a healthy thing to do'

Ireland and Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale says the lockdown has been a blessing in disguise for him.

Yesterday’s News

Havertz scores before making way with injury as Bayer Leverkusen move up to third on Bundesliga

Havertz won it in the 54th minute when he latched onto Leon Bailey’s cute pass.

Ireland's Hendrick linked with AC Milan on a free transfer - report

The Burnley midfielder is out of contract this summer.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers reveals he and wife had coronavirus

The Foxes manager was ill in March and April.

La Liga season confirmed for June restart with 2020-2021 campaign set for September

The Spanish Sports Council confirmed the news on Friday.

No green light for GAA teams to train in small groups but walking tracks could re-open

The GAA insist they will stick rigidly to the government’s plan for reopening.

Ireland’s leading Olympic hope may retire unless government relax rules

Two-time world rowing champion Sanita Puspure fears her hopes of gold in Tokyo could be ruined by lockdown policies.

Adeolokun, Leader and McKeon among 12 departures confirmed by Connacht

The trio represented the province over 320 times between them, with Adeolokun earning an Irish cap in 2016.

Liverpool's title-winning game among several which could be played at neutral venue

Meanwhile, the FA Cup final has been rescheduled for 1 August.

Relegation looming for the club that has spent more seasons in the Bundesliga than any other

Werder Bremen are six points from outright safety.

Real and Man United remain football's most valuable clubs

Barcelona jumped past Bayern Munich into third place at €3.193 billion.

Major League Rugby team 'named after a premium cocktail' launched in LA

Aussie coaches Darren Coleman and Stephen Hoiles have been signed up.

When will Liverpool be champions? And who will be facing the drop?

The Premier League is set to return on 17 June and there is still a host of issues to be resolved.

Kaepernick voices support for Minneapolis protesters after killing of George Floyd

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was ostracised by the NFL after his own protest in 2016.

Quiz: How many of these Champions League winners can you identify?

With no final to look forward to this weekend, test your knowledge of these former victors instead.

Goodwin urges players to use mental health service to cope with challenges of lockdown

‘The more we talk about it, maybe it lifts that stigma.’

Thursday 28 May, 2020

'If we open up the pitches, it's going to be jammers... one death is too many'

Mayo captain Aidan O’Shea believes the GAA needs to be cautious about reopening pitches.

Italian authorities give green light for Serie A to resume on 20 June

The league has been shut down since 9 March due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Austrian leaders lose top spot after six-point deduction for breaking social distancing rules

A video showed players training together rather than in groups of six, as specified in health protocols.

Whirlwind prep, testing, protocols and a relegation battle: Irish striker set for Bundesliga return

‘At the end of the day, this is why we do it. It’s for the games,’ says Köln star Amber Barrett.

Premier League return set for 17 June with BBC to carry live games for the first time

Man City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United will be the first games played since March.

'I'll always remember the three of us looking at each other, thinking that this could be the end of us'

Cork dual star Briege Corkery is this week’s guest on our GAA podcast Warriors.

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