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Solid earnings from Nike in the US lifted the European sportswear manufacturer stocks Adidas and Puma. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European stocks rose in Wednesday’s session, as a rebound in beaten-down travel stocks and gains for Adidas took the edge off data that highlighted an(...)

Nike reported blowout quarterly earnings on strong digital sales. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Nike shares opened at a record high on Wednesday after the world’s largest sports shoemaker posted stellar quarterly results, driven by online sales. (...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European equity markets closed lower on Friday, with travel and banking leading declines as a resurgence in coronavirus cases across the continent rek(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: rejects “the single-hit hypothesis” of Covid-19 damage to economy. Photograph: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar on Friday cast doubt on what he described as “the single-hit hypothesis”. He was referring to the alphabet soup of possible (...)

Leo Varadkar: ‘I think it’s very possible that we’re going to see multiple waves of the virus.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Ireland could suffer “multiple economic hits” from Covid-19, the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, has warned. Addressing (...)

Ciara Mageean: “I’m in a very fortunate position that financially my sport is supporting me, and I don’t have to go and work to be able to compete and to feed myself.” Photograph: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Ciara Mageean chooses her words carefully, then describes “amateur” as a poor choice of words. It’s hard enough to make it in this sport, she says, wi(...)

Brown Thomas managing director Donald McDonald opens the doors at the Grafton Street store on its reopening after the Covid shutdown. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Brown Thomas and Arnotts are not just loved by consumers, they are also adored by their employees, many of whom have been with the retailers for years(...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo shows his frustration during the Champions League round of 16 second leg  between Juventus and Lyon at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy. Phototraph: Antonio Calanni/AP

Lisbon will miss Cristiano Ronaldo this week. For the first time in a decade, the Champions League quarter-finals go ahead without him. On Frida(...)

Tiger Woods with his caddie Joe LaCava during the first round of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park. Photograph: Getty Images

It was never coincidence that multimillion-dollar equipment deals involving Tiger Woods had no detail about putters. Rough calculations suggest the Sc(...)

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German sportswear firm Adidas said on Thursday it expected to bounce back to profitability in the third quarter after it plunged to a big loss in the (...)

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