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Today’s News

Football ploughs on in Belarus, where the president has described the coronavirus as a 'psychosis'

The Belarusian Premier League, like the country’s tractors, continues to operate undeterred.

Tajikistan, the last place on Earth where professional basketball is still being played

It’s unlikely that the Central Asian nation’s Primary League can continue to beat the buzzer for much longer.

Juventus players and manager Sarri agree to forego wages for four months

The move will save the Serie A champions €90m.

The Dagenham Yanks, Christy Ring's role in Charlton Athletic's history, and 100 years of London's McCurtains

Founded in the wake of Cork Lord Mayor Tomás Mac Curtain’s murder at the hands of the RIC, the club once played Christy Ring and Cork’s three-in-a-row winners in front of 10,000 fans, including the mayor and mayoress of Dagenham.

Hearn to donate 200 tickets for every boxing show to UK's NHS workers

For a year after boxing resumes, 200 tickets for every Matchroom show will be reserved for NHS staff, who will be able to attend for free.

Quiz: Test your knowledge of these nemeses of the Irish football team

We apologise in advance for dragging up some bad memories.

Rashford rehabbing at home and nearing full fitness ahead of prospective season run-in

He has been out since mid-January but Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford says he is edging closer to a return to training.

Former Roscommon footballer Conor Connelly passes away aged 44 RIP

Former Roscommon footballer Conor Connelly passes away aged 44

A scorer for the Rossies during their 2001 Connacht final triumph against Mayo, Connelly leaves behind his wife and three children.

Leinster's unbeaten bid now carries an asterisk, whatever way the season unfolds

Leo Cullen’s side were in sensational form as they amassed an incredible 21 straight wins. But the postponed season means the achievement will be a qualified success.

A year on from Solskjaer appointment, United still have a lot of room to improve

A lack of clean sheets and a low ratio of converted chances underline the struggles Manchester united have endured over the course of the last 12 months.

The Boys in Green from Brazil: Eusebio, Iran and Ireland at 'the Minicopa'

In 1972, the national side took on the best in the world in the home of football.

'You know when you have a fire in your belly, you just have to do it. It’s my calling'

Cork’s Orlagh Farmer on the importance of keeping girls in sport, her PhD research and online skills sessions.

Hampson, Woodward, Brennan - 14 recommended rugby books

We’ve picked out a few good rugby reads and want to hear your recommendations.

2012 Olympic champion among new quartet facing doping charges CAS

2012 Olympic champion among new quartet facing doping charges

2008 high-jump champion Andrey Silnov has also been charged based on the McLaren report.

Pandemic-imposed time-out a world away from rugby's successful sabbaticals

Richie McCaw is one of a few high-profile rugby players to sit out six months to prolong his career. Covid-19 provides no such certainty for the current crop.

A hat-trick against Kilkenny to help Galway edge nine-goal All-Ireland semi-final epic

Niall Healy recalls Galway’s epic victory over the Cats in the 2005 All-Ireland semi-final.

'Going out to Australia, it's not to make money - people might think it is. It's more to live as a professional athlete'

Tipperary and Western Bulldogs ace Aisling McCarthy enjoyed her second AFLW season, on and off the field.

'I kind of wish I'd appreciated it more in the moment'

In part four of our series, Olive Loughnane discusses life after the Olympics.

Yesterday’s News

2 weeks after memorable Liverpool victory, Atletico Madrid facing player and staff paycuts

In a statement, club CEO Miguel Angel Gil said that they were ‘obliged’ to propose a partial unemployment plan.

Johnny Ward: The Dundalk controversy that has Irish horse racing talking Column This post contains videos

Johnny Ward: The Dundalk controversy that has Irish horse racing talking

Events of last Friday, which involved a 1-2 for trainer Denis Hogan, have been referred to the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

'I dream of Real Madrid move,' says Lyon wonderkid

Rayan Cherki has been watched by Europe’s biggest clubs but dreams of moving only to one.

Gary Neville 'doesn't get' voiding of English non-league season

No promotion or relegation will take place from the leagues affected in what could be an important precedent.

Jurgen Klopp cried watching hospital staff singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’

The Liverpool boss paid tribute to health workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

'It was affecting me turning up the radio in the car... It was painful picking my kids up, changing nappies'

Mike Sherry makes his debut on The42 Rugby Weekly to give his assessment of where Munster stand under Johann van Graan, and reflect on his decision to retire at 31.

'I struggled to breathe' - Juventus star reveals coronavirus nightmare

Paulo Dybala announced last Saturday he was one of three players from the Italian side to catch Covid-19.

Home of Ryder Cup winning captain Davis Love III burns to the ground

The 55-year-old and his family were not injured in the early morning blaze, fortunately.

Premier League and other English clubs prepared to make difficult decisions over coronavirus

Uefa previously said they were committed to ending the season by 30 June.

Newcastle legend Nobby Solano arrested, denies breaking lockdown to party

The Peruvian says he was having lunch with his family at a friend’s home.

TV Wrap - Dana White among the last of the deluded as sport's irrelevance is made clear On The Box This post contains videos

TV Wrap - Dana White among the last of the deluded as sport's irrelevance is made clear

The realisation is dawning more slowly for others that sport just isn’t important in the face of a pandemic.

Women's National League season to kick off in late June

Originally scheduled to begin on 14 March, plans to start the campaign on the weekend of 28 June have been announced today.

The brutal and bloody second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009

The Springboks claimed series success in dramatic circumstances in Pretoria.

James McClean fined and ‘apologises unreservedly’ for Instagram balaclava post

‘I never wanted to cause any offence but I now realise that I did so and for that I apologise unreservedly.’

The US Open golf is set to be postponed until later in the summer

The Masters and the PGA Championship have already been postponed.

Ajax midfielder communicating after waking from coma nearly three years on from collapse

22-year-old Abdelhak Nouri suffered severe brain damage in July 2017.

Quiz: How many of these random 90s Premier League footballers can you identify?

This is where all the money you spent on the Merlin sticker albums will finally pay off.

NFL Draft to go ahead 'in a way that reflects current conditions'

Commissioner Roger Goodell says next month’s event will be conducted and televised, as scheduled.

Athletes who qualified for Tokyo 2020 will keep their place for 2021

The Olympics have been pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Camogie Association extend suspension of activities to mid-April - at earliest

A fixture plan update amidst the Covid-19 crisis, with Congress also postponed.

Billion-dollar Olympic postponement presents short-term headaches for NBC

Comcast chairman Brian Roberts, before the postponement, said the company could still break even without the Olympics this year.

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