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Yesterday’s News

'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.

'I'm honest – when I've pulled on the green jersey I haven't done anything'

Ireland striker Scott Hogan is determined to show that he’s capable of scoring goals at international level.

Blackburn captain defends English football's impending return despite testing positive for Covid-19

Two Fulham players were the only others to test positive from 1,030 Championship footballers and staff tested between Monday and Wednesday.

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby?

The rule would see players effectively sin-binned for 15 minutes while an independent review into their illegal challenge takes place as play continues.

Assistant role for ex-Irish international as Manchester City appoint new women's manager

Alan Mahon is staying on as part of Gareth Taylor’s set-up.

Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise

The Eels made it three wins from three in 2020 as the season got going again.

The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out

Sean O’Brien’s ‘Fuel’ will be published on 29 October.

European Tour to resume in July with six UK-based tournaments in six weeks

Beginning with the British Masters, the season will be played behind closed doors and run until December.

A crack den, 14 foster homes, and a friendship with the world's best that began with a sick bucket

‘There’d be people downstairs smoking crack or heroin, so it was more, ‘I do not want that.’’

'Do you understand NOW?' - LeBron James among athletes outraged at George Floyd's death

The Los Angeles Lakers playmaker contrasted the incident with the kneeling protests of former NFL star Colin Kaepernick in 2016.

'We’ve repaired our differences' - Nathan Jones returns to Luton after controversial exit

The former Stoke boss has returned to the club he departed 16 months ago.

Two Fulham players test positive for Covid-19

The Championship side were sitting comfortably in third place when the pandemic forced the season into shutdown.

'I had an eye on Donegal': Pat Gilroy blames himself for Dublin's 2012 loss to Mayo

‘I saw (Donegal) as the real danger that year.’

An orange card and no choke tackles - World Rugby's Covid-19 law trials

The law trials are optional and unions are free to pick-and-chose or completely ignore them.

England international Isiekwe the latest to leave Saracens on season-long loan

Several Sarries players have left temporarily as the club drops into the Championship.

Quiz: Which Premier League clubs wore these shirts during the 90s?

You may have paired one of them with a Naff jacket back in the day.

World Rugby rejects post-virus international cup fund-raiser plan

A former English Rugby CEO floated the prospect of a 16-team invitational tournament to be held in England and Ireland.

Father of Aston Villa boss Dean Smith dies at the age of 79 RIP

Father of Aston Villa boss Dean Smith dies at the age of 79

Ron Smith, a lifelong Villa fan, died after a four-week battle against coronavirus.

'I wasn’t even on the bench – I’d been bombed out completely'

Robbie Fowler on the beginning of the end of his first stint at Liverpool.

Wednesday 27 May, 2020

GAA putting together roadmap towards reopening pitches 'in a safe way', says director general

Tom Ryan also confirmed that the GAA still intend to stage Cúl Camps this summer, pending advice from relevant authorities.

Dundalk assistant among the new faces as Kenny makes three additions to Ireland backroom team

Dundalk assistant head coach Ruaidhri Higgins will leave the League of Ireland champions and is among three appointments confirmed by the FAI this evening.

'You realise that football needs to take the backseat' - The Ireland star whose pro dream came to a cruel halt

Rianna Jarrett enjoyed a dream debut at Brighton, but it proved to be her only outing for the Seagulls.

Four more people at three Premier League clubs test positive for coronavirus

Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days.

'The Championship is struggling... I've seen people get really screwed over'

Mark Best spent two years on a development contract with Ulster but never got a senior debut.

Toulouse players become latest in Top 14 to agree to pay cuts for next season

The 20-time French champions’ current squad will take a hit of up to 15% on their salaries in 2020/21.

Serie A to learn season's fate in meeting with Italian government tomorrow

It is expected that the resumption of action will be greenlit, but Italy boss Roberto Mancini is among those who hopes otherwise.

Hagi seals permanent switch to Rangers from Genk

‘There was interest from other clubs, but my priority was always to return to Glasgow and play for Rangers,’ said the Romanian youngster.

‘It was wonderful being in that room because history was made’

Former GAA President Sean Kelly lifts the lid on the politics involved in opening up Croke Park to soccer and rugby.

'I wouldn't have been a name that leapt off the page for Irish fans'

Will Addison recently signed a new two-year deal to keep him with Ulster.

Rangers legend Walter Smith has a pop at Celtic after nine-in-a-row feat

‘They’ve managed to win nine championships in-a-row… well, eight championships in-a-row and now this one.’

‘Bang - one punch. Gone’ – the day Robbie Keane nailed Edgar Davids

Former Spurs ace Jamie O‘Hara reveals the time Robbie Keane tamed the ‘pitbull’.

Lifting Premier League trophy in empty stadium would be 'strange', says Henderson

‘Whenever fans are allowed back into the stadium, I am sure we will have some sort of celebration together.’

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