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Yesterday’s News

Mourinho hugs reporter for asking about McTominay instead of Pogba The Happy One This post contains videos

Mourinho hugs reporter for asking about McTominay instead of Pogba

“I think the questions should be about the kid. I think he was fantastic.”

Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Chelsea close to a perfect game against Barcelona - Conte

Lionel Messi’s equaliser gave his side a narrow advantage in a Champions League last-16 tie.

'Maybe we could kill him' – Stopping Alexis Sanchez calls for drastic measures

Manchester United’s chief threat has been identified by the Sevilla boss ahead of the first leg of Champions League last-16 encounter.

Wigan to investigate pitch invasion after win over Manchester City

The troubling scenes following Manchester City’s FA Cup shock at Wigan Athletic are to be looked into by the League One club.

World champion Christie's luck out again as she leaves without Olympic medal after disqualification

The Winter Olympics are over for Elise Christie, who has once again endured a miserable campaign in Pyeongchang.

Rakitic: You wouldn't see Messi in the gym much

The Barcelona star is not as active as his Real Madrid counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo when it comes to working out in the gym

Soccer Republic paid a touching tribute to Liam Miller last night RIP This post contains videos

Soccer Republic paid a touching tribute to Liam Miller last night

Miller died earlier this month, aged just 36.

Move over Eddie the Eagle, Swaney the Safe is our new Winter Olympics cult hero

Elizabeth Swaney finished last in the ladies’ ski halfpipe in Pyeongchang after refusing to do a single trick.

'Nothing happened in the tunnel' - Guardiola

The Manchester City manager wanted to focus on football, not fighting, after last night’s FA Cup loss.

Monday 19 February, 2018

'I haven't seen him sad, even for one day'

The Portugal international is yet to make the expected impact at City, but Pep Guardiola insists will be given time in which to prove his worth.

'The officials hate me and there’s nothing I can do to change that'

The Atletico Madrid star was booked again in his latest outing, but claims to have done nothing wrong as he continues to be singled out by officials.

'My work is to be the players' nightmare until the end of the season'

AC Milan head coach Gennaro Gattuso congratulated his resurgent team but stressed there is still work to be done.

Brazilian derby abandoned after 10 red cards shown Out Of Control This post contains videos

Brazilian derby abandoned after 10 red cards shown

Seven red cards were shown to on-field players after a brawl broke out in the clash.

Rory McIlroy sees progress despite failing to contend at Riviera

The star was encouraged with his game at the Riviera Country Club this week.

Sunday 18 February, 2018

McDowell in the hunt for first win since 2015 in final round in California

The Portrush native is two strokes off the pace at the Genesis Open, where Bubba Watson holds the lead.

Saturday 17 February, 2018

Lukaku powers United into FA Cup quarters after VAR controversy

Juan Mata had a goal controversially ruled out for offside by VAR but it did not stop Manchester United beating Huddersfield in the FA Cup.

Chris Hughton's Brighton reach quarter-finals as they see off Coventry at home

Brighton and Hove Albion are into the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1986 following a routine win over Coventry City.

Rondon stunner in vain as Baggies drop out of FA Cup following taxi debacle

Salomon Rondon’s stunning volley proved in vain for West Brom as they fell out of the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-1 loss to Southampton.

Goffin forced to retire from Rotterdam semi following freak eye injury

The first semi-final at the Rotterdam Open was cut short when David Goffin was hit in the face by the ball and suffered an eye injury.

Beer company buys sled for Jamaican bobsledders after departing coach took their other one home

The ‘Mr Cool Bolt’ sled that the Jamaican bobsleigh team had been renting now belongs to them, thanks to a generous offer from Red Stripe.

Management 'tiring' but Zidane not ready to leave Madrid just yet

Despite coming under pressure during a difficult season, Zinedine Zidane insists he has the energy required to manage Real Madrid.

Friday 16 February, 2018

'I cry often and I cry alone' - Gianluigi Buffon

The legendary goalkeeper admits he finds it helpful to shed tears – but football is not the reason behind him showing his emotions.

No David Clifford in Kerry side to face Monaghan

The youngster picked up a hamstring injury in a previous win against Mayo.

Out-of-favour star returns as Leicester book place in FA Cup last 8

Riyad Mahrez marked his first start since 20 January with an assist.

Ireland international Meyler misses penalty as Chelsea reach FA Cup quarter-finals

The Blues warmed up for their Champions League date with Barcelona by thrashing Hull City 4-0.

'I’d say there are loads more players up and down the country feeling the same way'

Meath’s Paddy O’Rourke on his delight at ending his inter-county career.

Thursday 15 February, 2018

Declan Hannon among three changes for Limerick side to play Dublin

David Reidy and Barry Murphy also come in following the comprehensive win over Offaly.

Late McGregor goal sees Celtic earn first-leg Europa League advantage

The Scottish champions overcame Zenit this evening.

5 changes in Tipperary side to face Wexford

Daragh Mooney, James Barry, Patrick Maher, Barry Heffernan and Michael Cahill all come into the side.

Gary Speed not among Bennell victims, family says

The family of former Wales coach Gary Speed have said he was not a victim of Barry Bennell.

Chelsea loan star inspires Dortmund to dramatic Europa League win Going Well This post contains videos

Chelsea loan star inspires Dortmund to dramatic Europa League win

Michy Batshuayi has got his stint in Germany off to a good start.

Conte given Man Utd shirt signed by Mourinho in bizarre stunt

The Chelsea coach’s media briefing took an unusual turn when he was presented with a special jersey signed by his rival.

'It's got bad juju' – Johnson not returning to same Augusta house

After hurting his back at the Masters last year, DJ said he would not be returning to the same rental house.

Gerrard: This Liverpool attack is better than the Suarez-led trio

Liverpool great Steven Gerrard feels the club’s current attack is better than the 2014 group.

Jamaican bobsleigh coach quits, threatens to take her sled home

Not ideal preparation for the Olympics.

Best player? Relegation candidates? Our writers' predictions for the 2018 League of Ireland season

Will Cork, Dundalk or someone else claim the title? The42′s journalists have their say.

Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Higuaín slams 'armchair' fans after Tottenham draw

A number of Juventus fans were unhappy at their team’s performance against Tottenham, prompting Gonzalo Higuain to hit back.

Woods: McIlroy and Thomas see me as competitor again

As he prepares to tee off with Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas at the Genesis Open, Tiger Woods believes he is seen as a contender again.

'Alexis Sanchez ran 8km home... because he left his keys in his car!'

The Chile international set off on foot during his time at Udinese, due to an everyday mistake.

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