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Today’s News

Rugby could work as a summer sport, according to RFU chief

Sweeney did not rule out next year’s Lions tour of South Africa being rescheduled.

A glittering first season in Oz, Gaelic football on hold and home to a GAA-mad family to find her passion

Cavan and Collingwood star Aishling Sheridan has enjoyed a hectic few months at opposite ends of the world.

Nunes cements position as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history

The two-weight champion defended her featherweight title by battering Felicia Spencer.

Normal People, Clare hurling and uncomfortable questions for Liverpool - The week's best sportswriting

Plus – what it’s like the be sent off in an All-Ireland final.

Conor McGregor says he is retiring from fighting (again)

The 31-year-old Dublin man has previously made the same claim.

'They love playing the game and they're four of the best that have ever played it'

TJ Reid, Patrick Horgan, Seamus Callanan and Joe Canning all emerged together and continue to star in hurling.

'I'm thick-skinned, but it makes me angry' - Irish football's racism problem

The42 looks into the prevalence of racist incidents in Irish football, and how they are dealt with.

Yesterday’s News

Zero positive Covid-19 results from latest round of Premier League testing

A total of 1,195 players and club staff were tested in the sixth screening session.

Leipzig cast doubt on Werner-to-Chelsea deal

Although widely reported as such, the club say it’s far from a done deal.

Balotelli set to be released by lowly Brescia

Reports in Italy claim the striker’s time with his hometown club is over following repeated absences from training.

Emre Can goal maintains Dortmund's slim title hopes

Dortmund were 1-0 winners over Hertha Berlin, on a matchday dominated by displays of support for the Black Lives Matter protests.

Turlough O'Brien steps down as Carlow football manager

He stands aside after six years in charge, most notable for a famous Championship win over Kildare.

Bayern Munich continue march to Bundesliga title with comeback win at Leverkusen

Robert Lewandowski scored a 44th goal of the season as the champions won 4-2.

Kameko wins 2000 Guineas as favourite Pinatubo disappoints

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy secured the win at Newmarket this afternoon.

Cillian Sheridan scores against his former club as Polish league continues Covid return

Sheridan gave Wisla Plock the lead against Jagiellonia Bialystok on Saturday.

'We admit we were wrong': NFL accepts it should have listened to players' racism protests

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell posted a video on Friday night as widespread protests continue in the United States.

Michael Jordan and Jordan brand pledge $100m in fight for racial equality

Basketball great ‘committed to protecting and improving the lives of Black people’.

'It's great news' - 8-time All-Ireland winner on GAA's roadmap to return

Michael Kavanagh is part of Michael Fennelly’s backroom team in Offaly.

Quiz: Name the provincial rugby stalwart from the noughties

It was a long old decade that brought the formation of the Celtic League and the rise of Munster and Leinster in Europe.

'He lived the best life he could, he smiled every day and enjoyed everything. I take that into my life'

Death, grief, joy, elation: Leanne Kiernan has had to overcome a lot on her journey so far. Having recently turned 21, the Ireland and West Ham star reflects on her remarkable rise.

Will there be crowds at GAA games, could the All-Ireland run into 2021 and will it be knock-out?

We look at some key questions after the GAA launched its return to action plan yesterday.

Freiburg hand Gladbach Champions League setback

Freiburg hand Gladbach Champions League setback

Bayer Leverkusen could jump above Borussia Monchengladbach if they defeat Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Friday 5 June, 2020

Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup

It’s 18 years to the day since Robbie Keane put the ball in the German net in Ibaraki.

FAI will meet tomorrow to map out amateur and underage soccer's return to training

They welcomed the government’s announcement earlier today.

GAA may yet accelerate reopening of club pitches

But Covid-19 training must take place first.

GAA announce club fixtures to return on 31 July and county games from 17 October

Club pitches will open from the end of June as the GAA announce their roadmap for the return to action.

Coronation Cup joy for Charlie Appleby as Ghaiyyath romps to Newmarket victory

The five-year-old was sent off the 11-10 favourite and William Buick was quick to employ front-running tactics.

'He was a very slight lad, and appeared unfit at times. Then all of a sudden, he'd get the ball and do a bit of magic'

How Damien Duff reached the very top as a player, and what he has been doing to ensure his coaching career is just as successful.

England international Ben Spencer completes move away from Saracens

The England scrum-half will be joined by Will Spencer and prop Juan Schoeman at Bath next season.

Liverpool’s matches against Everton and City could be played at neutral venues

A final decision on the venue for the Merseyside Derby is expected on Monday.

Greyhound racing to resume without spectators from Monday

The government today announced the next phase in the lifting of lockdown restrictions, with groups of up to 15 people allowed to return to outdoor, non-contact training.

Two Benfica players hospitalised after bus attack

Julian Weigl and Andrija Zivkovic were hit by shrapnel after the team bus was stoned en route to the club’s training ground.

Ireland international Louise Quinn set to leave Arsenal

Ireland defender won a league title and league cup during her three seasons with Arsenal.

Chelsea crowned champions, Liverpool relegated as English women's top-flight decided on points-per-game basis

The Women’s Super League season was ended last month due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Fixture details and TV schedule confirmed ahead of Premier League restart

The English top-flight released the fixtures for the first three match rounds of the resumed 2019/20 season.

'I haven’t told many friends about the racist encounters on the football field'

Kerry All-Ireland winner and current Australian Rules player Stefan Okunbor on his experiences of racism in Ireland.

Premiership Rugby set to resume on 15 August

‘Nothing will happen until it is safe to do so,’ says Premiership Rugby chief executive.

Thursday 4 June, 2020

Chelsea close in on signing German striker Werner despite Liverpool interest

The RB Leipzig player looks bound for Stamford Bridge.

We're going to Disney World! NBA reveals plans to finish 2020 season

Under the NBA’s proposals, the league would resume on 31 July.

FAI accept Bohemians' apology over breach of training guidelines during Covid-19 pandemic

The club have been following government advice rather than the FAI’s by returning to training in small groups.

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