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Wednesday 24 June, 2020

As it happened: Liverpool v Crystal Palace, Premier League

Jurgen Klopp’s side are almost over the line. Can they take a stride closer to the title tonight?

Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Explainer: The latest restructure at the FAI

Four key roles are being advertised within the Association this week, with Niall Quinn believed to be in the mix for a position.

'He didn’t become a fully formed human being until his heavyweight title was stripped away' BTL

'He didn’t become a fully formed human being until his heavyweight title was stripped away'

Legendary American sportswriter Robert Lipsyte discusses Muhammad Ali on this week’s edition of Behind the Lines.

Monday 22 June, 2020

GPA call for open draw if 2020 football championship becomes straight knockout

The majority of inter-county feel it’s safe to return to play, though 17% of GPA members indicated they may not resume.

Beirne, Earls and de Allende all expected to be fit for Munster's August fixtures

The squad returned to training in Limerick today, with CJ Stander and Chris Cloete absent as they self-isolate following a return from South Africa.

Saturday 20 June, 2020

FAI suspend Covid-19 testing programme LOI

FAI suspend Covid-19 testing programme

The FAI’s Medical Doctor is optimistic a testing regime won’t need to be introduced when games resume.

Leaders West Brom held as Blackburn move into play-off contention

The result gives Leeds a chance to take control at the top.

GAA pitches to open for training from next Wednesday

Contact training and challenge games will be allowed from 29 June.

Thursday 18 June, 2020

Pro14 set to resume in August

The format has changed too, with two rounds of local derbies prefacing the semi-finals.

TV Wrap - A David Luiz disaster proves familiar in Sky's 'new normal' for the Premier League

How Sky’s coverage of the new-look Premier League looked on its first night back.

Wednesday 17 June, 2020

As it happened: Manchester City vs Arsenal, Premier League

Follow all the action from the Etihad Stadium, as England’s top-flight returns after a 100-day hiatus.

Here's how Uefa will conclude the Champions League and Europa League

All the detail you need to know about Uefa’s re-jigged plans to finish their competitions.

Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off with Slovakia refixed for October

Uefa have also confirmed the Irish sides have seen their Champions League and Europa League qualifiers reduced to one-legged ties.

Tuesday 16 June, 2020

No MNF and fake crowd noise - How Sky are broadcasting Premier League football in the Covid-19 era

Here’s how the Sky broadcast of the restarted Premier League will look from tomorrow, along with an explanation of how the piped-in crowd noise works.

FAI stand by Gary Owens and Niall Quinn as St Pat's chairman brands them a 'failure'

The tortured saga that is the restart of the League of Ireland took another twist last night.

Monday 15 June, 2020

'If they had called a halt to the season, only the most bigoted anti-Liverpool supporters would say they won it by a fluke'

Graeme Souness explains why his old side are deserving champions, and recalls a few old battles with John Giles.

Bohemians donate jersey profits to advocacy group calling for end to Direct Provision

The initiative runs until Thursday, 18 June.

Derry City unconvinced by finances of FAI's restart plan

The club say their decision to retain players and staff on full pay has not been properly recognised.

Saturday 13 June, 2020

'We can’t think about what it could have been. Liverpool are going to be champions, that’s what we've wanted for 30 years'

Gareth Roberts of The Anfield Wrap explains what Liverpool’s title win will mean to supporters, and whether it is diminished by its happening behind closed doors.

Friday 12 June, 2020

Talks to continue today in bid to rescue League of Ireland season

Yesterday’s talks, billed as make-or-break, saw little progress made.

Thursday 11 June, 2020

Annalise Murphy set for Tokyo Olympics selection

She has secured her spot thanks to a 12th-place finish at the World Championships earlier this year.

Wednesday 10 June, 2020

'The stated objective is to make sure that Munster and the other provinces are still standing'

Munster Rugby CEO Ian Flanagan has been talking about the challenges of the Covid-19 shutdown.

Tuesday 9 June, 2020

'Corporations now want to be on the right side of history. The NFL should not be allowed to participate in that' BTL

'Corporations now want to be on the right side of history. The NFL should not be allowed to participate in that'

Author and ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines, and tells us why the NFL’s recent apology is unacceptable.

Sunday 7 June, 2020

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.

'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.

Saturday 6 June, 2020

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.

Friday 5 June, 2020

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.

Thursday 4 June, 2020

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.

TV Wrap - New documentary proves we have heard more than enough from Lance Armstrong

The disgraced cyclist is the subject of a new, two-part ESPN series.

Athlone Town call on FAI critic Morton to withdraw letter to Uefa and Fifa

Morton wrote to the highest levels of the game to air his concerns about how the FAI is being reformed.

Tuesday 2 June, 2020

'He was almost poetic' - Gary Lineker tells us about Hugh McIlvanney's genius

The Match of the Day presenter celebrates one of sportswriting’s masters in a special edition of the Behind the Lines podcast.

Thursday 28 May, 2020

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.

Tuesday 26 May, 2020

As it happened: Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich, Bundesliga

Bayern look set for an eighth-straight title, after the top-of-the-table clash was settled by an exquisite Kimmich goal.

'It's important to recognise that men's sport has had investment and privilege that most of women's sport never had' BTL

Sunday 24 May, 2020

'Had it been much later it would be a different story' - How Panini stickers are dealing with Euro 2020 delay

With Euro 2020 postponed, the year won’t feature Panini’s much-loved tournament sticker album.

Friday 22 May, 2020

Here are the classic GAA games coming up on TG4

Another eight famous games are coming up on All-Ireland gold in June.

Thursday 21 May, 2020

ESPN follow up Last Dance success by announcing 9-part documentary on Tom Brady Coming Up This post contains videos

ESPN follow up Last Dance success by announcing 9-part documentary on Tom Brady

The legendary QB is next to get the Michael Jordan treatment on ESPN.

Supporters split on prospect of behind-closed-doors LOI games

A survey found a slight majority in favour of games happening in empty grounds.

Tuesday 19 May, 2020

'Maybe I suppressed a laugh that it took 30 years for Jordan to say, 'Ok, I was a jerk, but who cares?' BTL

'Maybe I suppressed a laugh that it took 30 years for Jordan to say, 'Ok, I was a jerk, but who cares?'

Sam Smith, author of the controversial Jordan Rules, is our guest on this week’s Behind the Lines.

Monday 18 May, 2020

LOI clubs face further delay in learning fate of European qualifiers

Uefa have delayed a decisive Committee meeting to solve outstanding issues over three Euro 2020 host cities.