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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Positive

Last month
February 2023
# Claim
Boxing body says eating eggs could explain Benn's positive dope test
The 26-year-old had denied intentionally or knowingly ingesting any banned substances
Last year
# Positive
Eamon Ryan tests positive for Covid-19 for second time
He tested positive this afternoon.
# Out
Ireland's Henderson ruled out of Italy clash after positive Covid test
The rest of the squad have tested negative so far this week.
# Positive
Lionel Messi one of four PSG players to test positive for Covid-19
The Argentina international will stay in his home country until he tests negative.
All time
# Coronavirus
Eamon Ryan tests positive for Covid-19
The Green leader is self-isolating at home.
# Positive
Two hyenas, 11 lions and two tigers test positive for coronavirus at Denver Zoo
They are the first confirmed cases of the disease in the species.
# Positive
LA mayor tests positive for Covid after Cop26 breakfast with global leaders
Eric Garcetti, who is fully vaccinated, is now isolating in his hotel.
# Tour
Lions' clash with Bulls on Saturday in doubt after positive Covid-19 cases
Meanwhile, the Springboks remain in isolation after re-testing this morning.
# Setback
Springboks suspend training again after a new positive Covid-19 case
It’s the second time in eight days that the Boks have been hit by Covid.
# Les Bleus
Scrum coach Servat tests positive as France confirm third Covid-19 case
However, all the French players have tested negative for the second time this week.
# Coronavirus
Pádraig Harrington withdraws from Pebble Beach Pro-Am after testing positive for Covid-19
A statement on the 49-year-old Irish golfer from the PGA Tour confirmed the news.
# Setback
Eddie Jones self-isolating after England forwards coach tests positive for Covid-19
England are due to gather for their pre-Six Nations camp next week.
# season high
Premier League records 40 Covid-19 cases in latest week of testing
The figure is more than double that of the previous week, which was the highest since the beginning of Project Restart.
# Positive
'I’m hungry to get more opportunities' - Burns aims to build on first Ireland start
The 26-year-old Ulster out-half had some nice touches before being forced off injured.
# Claim
Distancing 'was maintained' at wedding Mo Salah attended before virus positive
The two-time African footballer of the year has been in isolation in Egypt since Friday.
# debunked and explained
Factfind: Yes, we're doing more testing, but that's NOT why we have an increase in cases
The positivity rate has continued to increase – now at 3.9% – despite an increase in testing.
# Concern
FAI backroom team member tests positive for Covid-19
The news comes with the team preparing for a crucial Euros play-off away to Slovakia on Thursday.
# pause
Munster forced to suspend training after senior player tests positive for Covid-19
Six other players identified as potential close contacts are currently self-isolating.
# Positive
Barry Hearn tests positive for coronavirus
Hearn’s son Eddie also returned a positive test last week.
# ruled out
Second player withdraws from US Open after coronavirus positive
Sam Horsfield has joined Scottie Scheffler on the sidelines.
# Update
Munster academy player who tested positive for Covid-19 now asymptomatic
Six other players remain in self-isolation but have tested negative so far.
# Positive
'I am extremely sorry' - Novak Djokovic has tested positive for coronavirus
The world number one helped organise the Adria Tour in Serbia and Croatia this month.
# Concern
Blow for Bundesliga resumption plans, as 3 test positive for coronavirus
Cologne will continue to train while the three individuals are in isolation.
# anti-doping
Munster's James Cronin banned for one month after anti-doping violation
An independent judicial officer accepted that the failed test was due to ‘a dispensing error by the pharmacy.’
# Covid-19
Almost 100 staff and residents in one nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil hears
Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly raised the matter in the Dáil today.
# Positive
Member of Dublin Fire Brigade tests positive for coronavirus
DFB said their member is receiving medical care and is doing well.
# Covid-19
Linfield FC confirm player tests positive for coronavirus
Chairman Roy McGivern told BBC Sport NI that the player in question had chosen to self-isolate.
# problem
Scottish rugby player tests positive for coronavirus
Their women’s Six Nations match against France has been postponed.
# Positivity
Farrell: 'What a position to be in. We've won our first game at home'
The Ireland head coach says Scotland aren’t getting the credit they deserve for last weekend’s display.
# Positive
'I see absolutely no similarities to 2007' - Best keeping the faith in Ireland
The Ireland skipper says it’s important not to let negativity seep into the squad in Japan.
# Race Against Time
Good news on the injury front for Cork as star forward set to be fit for Munster final
Conor Lehane is expected to be fit for the next month’s showdown with Clare.
# live a better life
Simple expert tips on how to make the most of your phone's camera
This week, we’re all about cultivating positivity with our phone. So why not get to know your camera?
# Positive
Ireland's youngsters bow out of European Championships with creditable draw
The Irish had the better chances over the course of the match, though their goalkeeper also made some good saves against the Dutch.
# Cocaine
Driver tests positive for cocaine in one of first drug tests - was already banned for 10 years
Gardaí administered the test on the N4 in west Dublin last night.
# Positive test
Another scandal for Russian sport as IOC strips weightlifter of London silver
Apti Aukhadov finished second in the men’s 85kg event four years ago.
# tested
'Let justice to take its course' - Erasmus happy to face Carter, Rokocoko and Imhoff
The Munster director of rugby ‘would never say anything bad about’ Dan Carter.
# Positive
Jack Byrne managed a badly-needed 90 minutes for Blackburn last night
The 20-year-old was back in the starting XI after being left out of the side in recent weeks.
# Positive
USADA confirm Jon Jones' B sample tests positive for a banned substance
Jones was pulled from UFC 200 just this week.
# luas dispute
It looks like we might have a breakthrough in the Luas dispute
The non-driver grade are being balloted on a new proposal this weekend.
# Positive
Gary Neville got off to a respectable start in his first La Liga match today
Valencia got the slice of luck they needed when David Junca turned the ball into his own net.