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Today’s News

The Masters moves to November 2020 in rescheduled golf calendar

2020 PGA Championship moved to August with US Open pencilled in for September.

The rise of Stephen Kenny - told by the men who know him best

His first signing, his former sidekick and the journeyman who became one of the best players in the League of Ireland tell us the secret behind the Dubliner’s ascent to the top of Irish football.

Shields believes Serrano's 'god-given power' will see her past Taylor in superfight

Claressa Shields predicts Amanda Serrano v Katie Taylor will work out 60:40 in the Puerto Rican’s favour.

Dolors Sala Carrio, mother of Pep Guardiola, dies aged 82 after contracting coronavirus RIP

Dolors Sala Carrio, mother of Pep Guardiola, dies aged 82 after contracting coronavirus

Spain has suffered one of the worst outbreaks of the virus in Europe.

The 2020 Open Championship has been cancelled and won't be rescheduled this year

Ireland’s Shane Lowry was due to defend the Claret Jug at Royal St George’s in July.

Crusaders respond to video footage of players training together in public during lockdown

‘All of the players involved have acknowledged they made a mistake by sharing equipment.’

Bernard Laporte wants an annual Club World Cup instead of the Champions Cup

The French Rugby Federation president says ‘it could be a breath of fresh air for the whole of world rugby.’

Virus scrapped your marathon? In Japan, there's an app for that

Organisers have offered up two apps to allow participants to complete the marathons alone, tracked online.

Cycling ace Cavendish opens up about battle with depression

The 34-year-old is just four stage wins shy of equalling Belgian legend Eddie Mercx’s record of 34 stage victories in the Tour de France.

Burnley set to keep Brady but Hendrick's future remains unclear

Burnley set to keep Brady but Hendrick's future remains unclear

Newcastle United want to sign both Irish internationals but Clarets will trigger clause in Brady’s contract and hope Hendrick stays.

Here's what you can expect from your membership of The42 this week

We’ve welcomed a huge number of new supporters over the past week.

From Poll: Did the FAI make the right call replacing Mick McCarthy with Stephen Kenny? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did the FAI make the right call replacing Mick McCarthy with Stephen Kenny?

McCarthy wished Kenny well in his career as Ireland manager.

Fijian rugby stars arrested after failing to isolate

Fiji have strict quarantine rules for people arriving in the country.

Quiz: How well do you remember the 1994-95 Premier League season?

Can you vividly recall the year of Jurgen Klinsmann’s move to Spurs and Blackburn’s triumph?

Yesterday’s News

'The online abuse I get is upsetting,' says James McClean

Irish international speaks out against trolls.

Kenny plans to reach out to Robbie Brady, James McCarthy and Shane Long

Now that he has succeeded Mick McCarthy as Ireland manager, what are the big questions facing Stephen Kenny?

George and Me: 'I owe him a great deal and couldn't pay him back over two lifetimes'

Bobby McAlinden first met George Best when they were both fifteen. They became team-mates, business partners and lifelong friends.

When Leinster went to Toulouse and toppled the reigning European champions

Michael Cheika’s men delivered a stunning performance in their 2006 Heineken Cup quarter-final.

‘I’m not happy to live off the Open’ – says Shane Lowry

Offaly golfer wants to become a multiple major winner and Ryder Cup hero.

'Mick McCarthy leaves a legacy behind, he is revered in Ireland'

Stephen Kenny pays tribute to his predecessor as Irish football moves into a new era.

International Rules Series due to take place in Ireland in November postponed Off

International Rules Series due to take place in Ireland in November postponed

There is little certainty about when the series might makes its comeback.

Stephen Kenny's tortuous road to the biggest and hardest job in Irish sport

It has not been easy for Stephen Kenny but he has overcome setbacks to end up as Ireland manager.

Man City's Walker facing disciplinary action for breaching lockdown conditions

The England defender has apologised for his behaviour.

Stuttgart, the 2002 World Cup, and the second coming - Mick's Ireland career

The 61-year-old will walk away from the Ireland set-up with many fond memories.

'We're in discussions with Robbie' - Keane could still have role with FAI

The 39-year-old is not part of Stephen Kenny’s new Ireland backroom staff.

Damien Duff and Keith Andrews join Kenny's Ireland backroom team

Meanwhile, Jim Crawford takes over the Ireland U21s and will be assisted by John O’Shea.

Rugby actually enforcing the current breakdown laws is long overdue

World Rugby issued a ‘law application guideline’ for referees earlier this week.

A family tragedy during the Troubles and winning an All-Ireland while pregnant

Monaghan great Brenda McAnespie is next up in Laochra Gael hot seat.

Quiz: Can you recognise these 90s All-Ireland football winners?

Do you remember these former stars who celebrated Sam Maguire glory?

Keane’s Ireland future looks bleak as FAI hold talks with Celtic over Duff

Stephen Kenny’s backroom team will not be announced until a sign-off is secured from Celtic while Keith Andrews prepares for life as Ireland assistant manager.

Rooney says footballers have been made 'scapegoats' with 30% cut demands

Now with Derby in the Championship, the 34-year-old has criticised UK health secretary Matt Hancock.

'I had to fight a bit harder... I sort of grew up despising the big private schools'

Connacht wing John Porch could have retired from rugby as an U20 player.

McHenry making step up with Munster after benefiting from AIL exposure

The 22-year-old centre has been excellent for Cork Con.

McKinley bunkered but buoyant with new skills on his mind more than new contract

The Italian international is holed up in Treviso and keeping his mind and body as busy as possible.

'Disgusted at the club' - Liverpool criticised for furloughing non-playing staff

The Premier League leaders are one of several clubs to take the measures.

Pasta and friendship, The Missing Olympics, and more of the week's best sportswriting

Stick the kettle on, it’s that time of the week.

Dignified McCarthy leaves Ireland enriched but again without a proper goodbye

Mick is a former Irish manager again, and while it is tempered with a seven-figure bonus, he will regret another unfortunate exit.

Cooper acting as a quarterback, a six-goal epic, and the start of Dublin's curve to five-in-a-row glory

Former Kerry star Seán O’Sullivan analyses the 2013 All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Kerry.

4 possible candidates for the newly-vacant Irish U21s job

Stephen Kenny has taken the step up to senior level earlier than advertised.

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