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Today’s News

EFL intends to finish league seasons within 56 days of eventual resumption

Meanwhile, clubs have been advised not to resume training of any kind until 16 May at the earliest.

The man tasked with continuing the progress made by Stephen Kenny with the Ireland U21s

Jim Crawford takes charge of a group of promising youngsters.

Mayo star Rowe named AFLW Irish Player of the Year

The Collingwood player came out on top ahead of Aisling McCarthy and Cora Staunton.

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Niall Murray

The 20-year-old second row has featured for Connacht in the Pro14 and Champions Cup.

The man behind Football Leaks placed on house arrest after one year in prison

31-year-old hacker Rui Pinto, who is awaiting trial for attempted blackmail, has also been banned from using the internet.

Why have we stopped producing top-level players? Ireland needs a new philosophy

Irish football requires a new plan if this decade is to be better than the last one.

Southampton players become first in the Premier League to defer wages

The south coast outfit has reached an agreement with the squad, manager Ralph Hasenhuttl and his coaching staff.

Rangers take aim at 'abhorrent' proposals to end Scottish season early

Plans were unveiled on Wednesday to terminate the divisions below the Scottish Premiership.

The jaw, the mettle and the choke? 10 years on from Leinster's dramatic win over Clermont

Brock James performance was plagued by inconsistency, but the ‘choke’ label doesn’t sit well..

Welsh rugby players agree to salary reductions for the next three months

Any player earning £25,000 or less per year will not be subject to a pay cut, it has been confirmed.

Hurling challenges in business and coaching for Cork All-Ireland winner as Covid-19 crisis continues

Former Cork star Ronan Curran on hurling challenges on and off the field due to Covid-19.

'To go to the very top with your club, nothing tops it' - through the years with Galway's Hopper McGrath

The Galway and Sarsfields great recently steered his beloved club – and his four daughters – to a first All-Ireland senior camogie title, having done it all as a player himself.

'He was untethered from his family by a narcissism that fed his self-destructive addictions'

Read this extract from an acclaimed book on the US golf star by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian.

Yesterday’s News

Premier League stars launch #PlayersTogether fund to help NHS

Top-flight professionals had come under fire over the last week.

'Without the Munster fans, we are nothing. Without them, we play for nothing'

Freddie Pucciariello won two Heineken Cups and a Magners League with the southern province.

Real Madrid players accept up to 20% pay cut

Spanish football remains on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A friend recommends: Meath's Mickey Burke on Narcos, nutrition and Niall Quinn's book

The Royal County fan favourite didn’t discover Netflix until the country started to self-isolate.

Quiz: How well do you know the racing careers of Ted and Ruby Walsh?

It’s 20 years today since the pair were celebrating their Grand National win.

Semple Stadium's multi-million euro upgrade a 'long-term project' as Tipp to wait for funds

The county are planning a major upgrade of facilties in the Kinane Stand at the Thurles venue.

Quiz: How well do you remember the major sporting moments of 2006?

Test your memory to mark the launch of our new show, Really into Years.

Offaly GAA pay tribute after passing of coach who guided them to All-Ireland football final RIP

Offaly GAA pay tribute after passing of coach who guided them to All-Ireland football final

Fr Tom Scully coached Offaly in the decider against Kerry in 1969.

Ronaldinho released from Paraguayan prison, now on house arrest at luxury hotel

The iconic ex-footballer was jailed after using a fake passport to enter the country.

Athletics World Championships set for July 2022

Switching the Olympics to 2021 meant the worlds had to find a new slot.

'It's a pic I've been thinking about for 10 years': Behind the lens, 1km away, of an iconic supermoon image

James Crombie had some help getting his head around a massive mathematical problem before he could take an iconic photo.

'I want to win it this year. If that's not the case, I will accept. It's part of life' - Mane

Liverpool star Sadio Mane says he will understand if they’re denied the Premier League title.

Barry Hearn suffers minor heart attack

The well-known promoter underwent surgery yesterday, his son Eddie revealed.

'Gutted to see Mick go' but Connolly full of enthusiasm for Kenny era

The young Brighton attacker has been commenting on the Republic of Ireland’s managerial change.

Cork City put Turner's Cross naming rights up for sale

The SSE Airtricity League club is offering a number of commercial opportunities.

How the 'lowest moment' of his life shaped a future Ireland manager

Killian Brennan and Billy Dennehy recall playing under Stephen Kenny during a turbulent spell at Shamrock Rovers.

Harrington believes Ryder Cup shouldn't go ahead if fans are locked out

The Dubliner reckons the biennial match with the USA should be postponed if fans are ordered to stay away.

James McClean splashes his cash to keep children’s hospice in business

Irish international praised for his generosity after his secret donation was made public.

Gatland wants the Lions to face the All Blacks before South Africa tour

The former Wales boss will be head coach on a third Lions tour next year.

Former Tottenham and England striker Jimmy Greaves in hospital

Greaves is Spurs’ record goalscorer.

Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Tottenham issue warning after Mourinho and players seen training together in public

It appears a group broke the coronavirus social-distancing rules to train.

World Athletics suspends Olympic qualifying until December

Tokyo 2020 has been postponed until next summer due to Covid-19.

'This year, I took the year out of school to train for Tokyo... I think that will be the case again next year' Best Laid Plans This post contains videos

'This year, I took the year out of school to train for Tokyo... I think that will be the case again next year'

Irish Para swimmer Nicole Turner on life in lockdown, plans after deferring her Leaving Cert and fundraising for an important cause.

Fifa allows transfer window movement and extension to contracts amid football shutdown

Contracts covering the 2019/20 season in England are set to expire on 30 June.

Munster Rugby doctor joins frontline fight against Covid-19 as remote training continues

In addition to his role with the southern province, Dr Jamie Kearns has just returned to work at University Hospital Galway.

Monday 6 April, 2020

Here's what you can expect from your membership of The42 this week

We’ve welcomed a huge number of new supporters over the past week.

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