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Today’s News

Leading NBA coach dismisses Donald Trump as 'fool'

Gregg Popovich has called out the US president for a lack of leadership in the face of nationwide unrest.

Quiz: Do you know which European rugby clubs these jerseys belong to?

We’re testing your knowledge with a random sample of shirts from the past couple of decades.

Tiger Woods urges calm over 'shocking' Floyd death

America is witnessing its most widespread protests since the 1960s.

'I had turned 37 nine days before the Twickenham defeat, and suddenly I felt old'

In this extract from his autobiography, former Ireland captain Rory Best looks back on a humbling defeat to England.

Yesterday’s News

German FA forced to investigate player protests despite words of support from 'proud' president

DFB president Fritz Keller expressed his admiration for the players, but the association’s hand will be forced due to its adherence to IFAB rules.

Werner nets 31st of the season as Leipzig move back into third

The Liverpool-linked striker has scored four goals since the Bundesliga returned from it’s Covid-19-enforced hiatus.

Sunwolves exit Super Rugby as bid to join Australia league fails

The decision ends a nearly five-year run in Super Rugby for the Japanese club.

Ligue 1 club presidents begin to question 'pretty brutal' move to end season

Ligue 1 club presidents begin to question 'pretty brutal' move to end season

‘You could ask if the government decided too quickly. Was there a discussion with the clubs? No. Was there a discussion with other countries? No.’

Rodgers: 'I have relations that haven’t spoken to me since the day I left Celtic'

The Northern Irishman went from hero to villain in the eyes of many Celtic fans when he left Glasgow for Leicester last year.

Coutinho would 'definitely' consider Premier League return, says agent

The 27-year-old may be on the lookout for a new club after Bayern declined to take up an option to sign him permanently from Barcelona.

Liverpool squad takes knee at Anfield, United stars express anger following death of George Floyd

‘I felt anger, pity, hatred, indignation, pain, sadness,’ Paul Pogba said of the events in Minneapolis which have sparked global protests.

Ighalo secures extension to dream Man United stay

The 30-year-old striker will remain at Old Trafford until January 2021.

QPR 'vehemently opposed' to Championship restart plan

The club says there was a lack of consultation ahead of the date being revealed.

Golf clubs set for four-balls and competitions if Government proceeds to Phase 2 of Covid-19 plan

Play is restricted to members and members’ guests only.

'King Carlos' - Kiwi out-half Spencer was the greatest maverick of them all

The All Blacks and Blues out-half thrilled fans with his audacious, creative play.

'We have had enough' - Jordan among sports stars calling for justice over George Floyd death

Lewis Hamilton also slammed Formula One for failing to speak out against racism.

Quiz: How well do you remember the Premier League 2002-03 season?

Looking back at the year when Man United prevailed yet again.

Sunday 31 May, 2020

O'Rourke: 'The GAA are being ultra cautious. It's time now to be moving on a bit quicker'

Colm O’Rourke was speaking on The Sunday Game tonight.

England youngster grabs hat-trick as Dortmund romp to big victory

Erling Haaland missed out through injury but Jadon Sancho was clinical in front of goal in the Norwegian’s absence.

Bundesliga footballers Thuram and Sancho join US killing protests Statement This post contains videos

Bundesliga footballers Thuram and Sancho join US killing protests

Marcus Thuram took a knee after scoring while Jadon Sancho marked one of his goals by unveiling a ‘Justice for George Floyd’ T-shirt.

La Liga clubs to resume full training next week

The season will restart in Spain on 11 June.

Liverpool's training return a 'massive lift' for Klopp

The English top flight is set to resume on 17 June.

Man City's Mahrez has watches worth £300,000 stolen - reports

More than £50,000 in cash along with Cartier bracelets and rare football shirts worth up to £150,000 were also taken from the Algerian’s apartment.

Atalanta boss Gasperini had Covid-19 during Champions League game and feared he would die

The Italian club played Valencia at the Mestella back in March, and the 62-year-old has revealed he had coronavirus at the time.

'Netflix wore off after a few weeks' - Champion jockey Murphy welcomes return of British racing

The Kerry native has three rides at Newcastle tomorrow as action gets back underway.

Premier League return driven by money and players last to be consulted, says Villa defender Mings

‘I am all for playing again because we have no other choice,’ added the England international.

Quiz: How well do you remember Clare's great 90s hurling team?

It was the decade of the Banner roar. Let’s test your knowledge.

PSG sign Inter Milan striker Icardi for a reported €50m

The Argentine international spent the season on loan with the French champions — scoring 20 goals.

Ex-Wales and Lions coach Howley reveals loss of his sister led to gambling problems

The 49-year-old was sent home from the 2019 World Cup and handed a nine-month suspension from sport.

UFC returns to Las Vegas as Burns dominates former welterweight champion Woodley Behind Closed Doors This post contains videos

UFC returns to Las Vegas as Burns dominates former welterweight champion Woodley

The Brazilian announced himself as a contender with the biggest win of his career in the main event.

'He wrote me a lovely letter when I was in hospital. It's with my illness scrap book'

George Hamilton remembers his old colleague Bill O’Herlihy on the fifth anniversary of his death.

'The minute I don't enjoy it, I certainly won't play' - 15 seasons, 166 games and still driving Wexford on

Wexford’s record appearance holder on why he keeps going at inter-county level, the highs of the early years and coping with the current shutdown.

Saturday 30 May, 2020

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.’

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