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# Business As Usual

Last year
Ulster destroy Cardiff to take top spot in URC
Six tries helped Dan McFarland’s men to a 48-5 win over a lacklustre Cardiff.
Castres announce six Covid cases in squad, Munster game to go ahead as planned
The cases do not affect the team announced by Castres earlier this week.
All time
Kearney hat-trick sets Leinster on their way to 17-point win over Zebre
Leo Cullen’s side were made to fight against the spirited Italians but ran in seven tries to win 48-31 in Parma this evening.
Premier League chiefs have 'no plans' to pause the season despite Covid-19 postponements
Tonight’s scheduled match between Tottenham and Fulham was the latest to be called off.
NFL against virus 'bubble', aim to finish season on schedule
Comissioner Roger Goodell warned teams against growing complacent over safety protocols.
Liverpool striker scores twice as Portugal cruise to victory in Ronaldo's absence
Diogo Jota’s brace helped his side to a comfortable Nations League win over Sweden this evening.
Rebels bemoan ill-discipline as Brumbies pick up where they left off
Brumbies flew out of the blocks in their opener of the 10-round domestic Super Rugby competition.
Business as usual for Ireland boss Pauw despite changes to international football calendar
The Dutchwoman has had a flying start to life at the helm – and switches due to Covid-19 won’t change that.
Team Ireland expect Olympic Games to go ahead in spite of coronavirus fears
OFI CEO Peter Sherrard acknowledged that the situation may change, but it’s business as usual at the moment.
First-half blitz sends Crusaders to top of Super Rugby standings
Four tries in the first half helped the champions to see off the Highlanders today in Christchurch.
Man City do their talking on the pitch as Guardiola's men ease to win amid Uefa battle
Kevin De Bruyne scored one and assisted another as City beat West Ham 2-0 in the rescheduled fixture.
Flights, electricity, and Anglo-Irish travel: Things that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit
There aren’t many, but there are elements that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit.
Mourinho says 'nothing' surprised him about Valencia defeat
“I didn’t learn anything at all,” the Manchester United boss said.
Collins joins group including Harte and Gavin as he heads for sixth year in charge of Clare footballers
Colm Collins will now become the fourth longest-serving inter-county football manager.
Old reliable! Two-time All-Ireland winner to captain Tipperary hurlers again in 2018
Thurles Sarsfields’ Pádraic Maher won his fifth All-Star this year.
All too easy for Tyrone as they rack up a sixth consecutive McKenna Cup title
Mickey Harte’s men had plenty to spare over Derry at Pairc Esler.
'It's old news for us now': O'Reilly drug scandal hasn't affected Ireland's boxers
Strong Irish team won’t be affected, insists Steven Donnelly after registering opening win.
People had very mixed feelings about the rail strike being called off
Trains ran as normal – just with fewer people on them…
Gaiety Theatre to open as normal after fire brought under control
The theatre said there was no damage caused to the auditorium and the theatre will open as normal today.
Roscrea joined the party at senior level but the old order struck back in the Junior Cup
Blackrock College might be the greediest team in rugby history.
Laya Healthcare taken over by AIG - but what does it mean for Laya's members?
Laya has almost half a million members in Ireland.
AC Milan 'categorically deny' reports that Michael Essien has Ebola
“I’m well & will be training as usual tomorrow,” Essien said last night.
Neymar double continues Barca's perfect start
The Brazilian had been left out of the starting line-up after his exertions in captaining his country.
Ronaldo still the boss as Madrid win Super Cup
It was a happy homecoming for Gareth Bale this evening in Cardiff.
Dan Carter sets up match-clinching Crusaders try on first start in six months
Meanwhile in Super Rugby, Nick Cummins parked his impending Japanese move to inspire Western Force to victory.
A head-stamping, eye-gouging and delicious offloading Super Rugby weekend
The Sharks reasserted their dominance atop the Super XV table after scoring a late try against Crusaders.
Van Persie brace hands United victory in the Community Shield
The Premier League side beat Wigan 2-0, as the David Moyes era began.
Serena, Murray and Djokovic all safely through with little trouble
All the big names won their third-round matches at the Australian Open in the early hours of Saturday morning.