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Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Pro14 writing up action plan to deal with potential fixture mayhem

Concern over Covid-19 is already having impact on sport as rugby body plans for crunch talks.

'I'm saying goodbye' - Sharapova announces retirement from tennis at 32

The five-time Grand Slam champion revealed the news in an essay with Vanity Fair.

Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle

Professional performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the contests in the air in this Six Nations.

Joey Barton taunts Sunderland for being 'scared of little old Fleetwood Town'

Barton claimed the Black Cats celebrated ‘like they’d won the World Cup’ after last night’s 1-1 draw.

Irish amateur wrestler banned for three months after testing positive for cannabis usage

The athlete in question proved to the satisfaction of Sport Ireland that his use of the substance was unrelated to performance.

GAA games will be called off if government issues order

The GAA is on high alert as coronavirus spreads across Europe, and is prepared to put the national interest first if needs be.

From TheJournal.ie IRFU boss says government should issue them with 'directive' on whether to cancel Italy match Coronavirus

IRFU boss says government should issue them with 'directive' on whether to cancel Italy match

Health Minister Simon Harris is meeting with the IRFU this afternoon.

Lanigan-O'Keeffe begins bid to reach third Olympics imbued by training stint in Kenya

‘I came back from Kenya and ran 35 seconds faster than I’ve ever run for a 5k,’ said the Kilkenny man, whose season begins in Cairo today.

Annalise Murphy storms up to fifth overall as Aoife Hopkins also qualifies for Gold Fleet

A strong Wednesday saw Murphy break into the top five overall, with Howth’s Hopkins joining her in the Gold Fleet.

Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga

Former Australian prop Sekope Kepu says Folau’s absence in Japan resulted in the Wallabies having a mediocre World Cup.

Ireland U21 star Connor Ronan opens Blackpool account with stunning strike Traction Engine This post contains videos

Ireland U21 star Connor Ronan opens Blackpool account with stunning strike

The talented playmaker scored the opening goal in last night’s 2-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers.

All-Ireland club winner comes into Galway team to face Meath

Martin Farragher will make his first league start for the county.

The former Dutch goalkeeper and his classmate on a 'mission' to get Ireland to Euro 2021

Ireland women’s goalkeeping coach Jan Willem van Ede is Vera Pauw’s right-hand man in the job.

'What he's done in Europe will not be repeated' - Guardiola on Zidane

City take on Madrid in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu tonight.

'The kid is special' - LeBron outduels Zion as Lakers claim sixth straight win NBA

'The kid is special' - LeBron outduels Zion as Lakers claim sixth straight win

A season-high 40 points from LeBron James helped the Los Angeles Lakers extend their winning streak in the NBA.

'What happens during your working day can affect you' - fulfillment and dark days in cancer prevention

Gailtír’s Áine Lyng talks about her job ahead of the All-Ireland intermediate club final.

Connacht hold emergency meeting about coronavirus concerns ahead of South Africa trip

The Irish province fly out today for this weekend’s clash with the Southern Kings.

'The joy went out of it for a while': Leinster prop Dooley rediscovers his happy place

‘I went back to what I love doing; carrying the ball, running around and just playing rugby.’

Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'They outclassed us in every department. It's quite sobering' - Lampard after Chelsea hammering

The Premier League side suffered a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich.

Dara O’Shea helps West Brom to a clean sheet as they take another step towards the Premier League

Dara O’Shea helps West Brom to a clean sheet as they take another step towards the Premier League

The Republic of Ireland U21 defender helped the Baggies to a routine 2-0 win over Preston on a night when senior Ireland international Alan Browne captained the visitors and teammate Seani Maguire was kept quiet by the young Dubliner.

Alonso took the easy way out on a night when Lampard would have been looking for the exit after 60 minutes

Six seconds is all it took to end this Champions League last-16 tie ahead of the return leg in Munich next month, where the hosts hold a 3-0 lead and the visitors will be without Jorginho and Marcos Alonso due to suspension.

Griezmann strike earns 10-man Barcelona a draw ahead of home second leg

Dries Mertens put Napoli in front in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Alonso sent off as Bayern crush Chelsea to put one foot in Champions League quarter-finals

Alonso sent off as Bayern crush Chelsea to put one foot in Champions League quarter-finals

All the goals came in the second half with Serge Gnabry scoring twice.

Ireland striker Jarrett grabs two goals on Brighton debut to book FA Cup quarter-final spot

The 25-year-old scored in either half against Crystal Palace.

From TheJournal.ie Harris to meet with IRFU after Dept says Ireland - Italy Six Nations game shouldn't go ahead Coronavirus

Harris to meet with IRFU after Dept says Ireland - Italy Six Nations game shouldn't go ahead

Sports minister Shane Ross said he backed the government’s recommendation.

Remembering the last time the Six Nations ended up in chaos

The Ireland v Italy game is almost certain to be postponed because of the Coronavirus, evoking memories of 2001 when the foot and mouth crisis forced rugby to look at the bigger picture.

Tangles at Twickenham, bringing 'the edge', and a conversation with O'Connell

23-year-old James Ryan was particularly aggressive as Ireland lost to England on Sunday.

No need yet for Cheltenham backup plan, but racing puts coronavirus steering group in place

‘Racing continues to liaise closely with the Government to stay on top of the situation,’ said a Jockey Club spokesperson.

Fate of Olympics will not be decided until May

Games under threat as more than 2,600 deaths, 77,000 infections linked to fast-spreading virus.

'It's hard to wonder why I am in this position again' - Ireland's Campbell dealt shattering injury blow

The Man City defender faces another lengthy absence following tendon surgery.

'I want to be undeniably the best in the world at the Olympics' My Lovely Horse This post contains videos

'I want to be undeniably the best in the world at the Olympics'

Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan is one of Ireland’s brightest Olympic hopes and in this amazing video you can see why.

Annalise Murphy makes light of wild conditions to win Race Three of World Championships

The weather once again wreaked havoc on sailing in Melbourne, but it couldn’t stop the 2016 Olympic silver medallist.

McCarthy plays down injury fears around Enda Stevens ahead of Slovakia play-off

The Irish boss also praised James McCarthy and Shane Long, as the veteran duo seek to force their way back into international contention.

All-Ireland underage winners in Cork and Kerry teams with AFL signing on bench for Kingdom U20

All-Ireland underage winners in Cork and Kerry teams with AFL signing on bench for Kingdom

Cork joint captains Mark Cronin and Blake Murphy are amongst those who started in last year’s final victory over Dublin.

Meath's rough start, creating goals from wing-back and All-Star nomination made him 'hungrier'

Meath’s Donal Keogan reflects on his impressive 2019 season and life in Division 1 this year.

United's debt rises to €480m but Woodward insists it's part of plan to make Solskjaer a success

‘We have continued to make progress on our squad rebuild, with many changes in terms of players that we have brought in and players that have come through our academy.’

'I love this city. It’s nice to reconnect with Dublin after so long because there's nothing like home'

Ahead of Friday’s derby with St Patrick’s Athletic, Shelbourne captain Gary Deegan explains how he hopes to make a difference on his return to the League of Ireland.

Champions Christians see off Rockwell challenge to return to Munster showpiece

CBC Cork await the winners of Wednesday’s semi-final between their cross-town rivals PBC and Limerick’s St Munchin’s.

Bubbles: 'I didn't really lose consciousness, because I came down so hard I lost feeling in my arm'

John O’Dwyer is fit to play this weekend after being stretchered off against Cork.

'It's like cramming for an exam by the end of it!' - Six months to go as Team Ireland eye Tokyo 2020

The countdown is well and truly on to the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.