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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Review

All time
# social distancing
Northern Ireland health minister 'shocked' by images of packed Aer Lingus flight
Photos seemed to show little evidence of social distancing on a flight from Belfast to London.
# Review
Sport Ireland considering appeal against James Cronin's one-month ban for doping violation
CEO John Treacy agreed the punishment is lenient.
# Review
New Zealand clubs to propose shake-up aimed at keeping Super Rugby 'relevant'
The review will look at a range of options that would be beneficial for New Zealand, says Mark Robinson.
# Courts
Teenage boy receives life sentence, with review in 13 years, for murder of Cameron Blair
The prison term will be reviewed in 2032.
# Promoted
Official: Newcastle will replace relegated Saracens in the Premiership
The Falcons had won 15 games from 15 in the Championship before it was cancelled.
# Keeping up with the Jones
UFC champion Jones avoids jail time but vows to address 'unhealthy relationship with alcohol'
He reached a plea deal in his case for driving while intoxicated.
# Review
It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week
Some games went ahead despite the schedule being decimated by the coronavirus outbreak.
# Until next time
Brumbies trounce Aussie rivals in final Super Rugby game before hiatus
Tom Wright and Solomone Kata scored two tries apiece to help the Brumbies overcome the Waratahs.
Nets stun LeBron's Lakers as Celtics clinch playoffs spot
Tuesday saw the Los Angeles Lakers fall as the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics won.
Nuggets hand Giannis-less Bucks third straight loss, Raptors roar
The slumping Milwaukee Bucks lost again, while defending champions the Toronto Raptors topped the Utah Jazz on Monday.
# Review
Disappointment after injury-time goals end league hopes and not ruling out Ballyhale return
Offaly manager Michael Fennelly says he will make a decision on his club hurling in the summer.
# On track
Bayern move four points clear in pursuit of eighth consecutive Bundesliga crown
After a lacklustre first half, Thomas Müller provided the game’s decisive moment early in the second half.
# blues cruise
Everton swept aside by Chelsea on Ancelotti's Stamford Bridge return
Frank Lampard came out on top against his former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti by masterminding a 4-0 victory over Everton.
# Job Done
Salah and Mane goals cancel out Bournemouth opener as Liverpool clinch record-breaking win
The hosts recorded their 22nd home league win in succession to extend their lead at the top.
Steph Curry drops 23 points on comeback from four-month injury lay-off
The Golden State Warriors were beaten by the Toronto Raptors on Curry’s return.
# Options
Garcia sets sights on Pacquiao and Spence after seeing off Vargas
The American was back at welterweight after last year’s loss against Errol Spence Jr.
# survival boost
Lewis clinches rare Canaries win as Leicester's poor run of form continues
Norwich City survived a tricky first hour to upset high-flying Leicester City thanks to a fine Jamal Lewis goal at Carrow Road.
'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.
# Saturday Setback
Hazard injured as Real Madrid suffer shock defeat ahead of Man City tie and El Classico
Jose Luis Morales scored an eye-catching late winner to secure Levante a 1-0 win over Real Madrid, who trail Barcelona ahead of El Clasico.
# Impact
Jesus strikes late to see Man City past Leicester despite Aguero penalty miss
Pep Guardiola’s team now have a seven-point gap over the Foxes.
# Super Rugby
Brumbies break New Zealand duck to end Chiefs' winning start, Reds up and running in style
Australian Conference rivals the Brumbies and the Reds enjoyed big wins on Saturday, the leaders recovering from an outbreak of mumps.
# Business As Usual
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.
Lacazette hits late winner as Arsenal hold advantage to reach Europa League last 16
Mikel Arteta’s men scored a 1-0 win over Olympiacos ahead of the return leg in London.
# Round 1
Martial nabs crucial away goal as Man Utd hold slight edge ahead of home second leg
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side played out a draw against Club Brugge in their Europa League last-32 tie.
# Italian Job
Atalanta put one foot in Champions League last eight after ruthless win over Valencia
Hans Hateboer scored in either half as Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta blew Valencia away.
# Business As Usual
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.
# Disappointment
Late drama sees Real Madrid's winning run come to an end
Santi Mina’s 85th-minute goal ensured Celta Vigo claimed a 2-2 draw.
# closely fought
Ashley Young's first goal not enough for Inter
Efforts from Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic gave Lazio an important victory in Rome.
# title race
Leipzig replace Bayern at Bundesliga summit while Leverkusen leave it late against Union Berlin
Bayern Munich will need to beat Cologne on Sunday to get top spot back from RB Leipzig, who beat Werder Bremen 3-0.
# Impact
Liverpool march on thanks to magnificent Mane
Jurgen Klopp’s team have now won 17 consecutive Premier League games as they close in on the title.
# incroyable
Last-gasp equaliser denies PSG in extraordinary contest
The champions came from 3-0 down to lead…and yet didn’t win against lowly Amiens.
# In Contention
McIlroy fires six birdies to sit two shots off lead at halfway mark in California
American Matt Kuchar continues to lead at the Genesis Invitational.
# day 1
Two eagles puts McIlroy in contention while Woods slips after bright start
American golfer Matt Kuchar is currently in the lead at the Genesis Invitational.
# all to play for
Last-gasp Cristiano Ronaldo's incredible scoring run continues as he rescues Juventus
Ante Rebic opened the scoring for Milan but the 10-man hosts were denied a first-leg victory at San Siro.
# Wrap
Raptors' 15-game winning streak ended, Giannis-less Bucks fall and LeBron stars
The defending NBA champions finally lost on another busy night of NBA action.
Analysis: Henshaw shines as Ireland's attack shows exciting signs of progress
Attack coach Mike Catt will have been pleased with Ireland’s width, decision-making, and passing.
# top of the table
Lukaku goal rounds off Milan derby as Inter come from two down for famous win
A thrilling game sent Inter to top of Serie A.
# Controversy
Jones makes UFC history despite question marks over contentious decision
Dominick Reyes was adamant that he did enough to dethrone Jon Jones last night in Houston.
# badly needed
Relief for Diego Simeone as off-colour Atletico Madrid win first game in in six
Angel Correa scored his fourth La Liga goal of the season and Atleti’s first in four league games as they beat Granada at home.
# Italia
Another Ronaldo record not enough as Juventus stunned by late turnaround
CR7 broke yet another record, but Juve collapsed at Hellas Verona.