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Dublin: 10°C Wednesday 21 October 2020

Today’s News

Dodgers strike first as Kershaw steers them to World Series Game One win

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 as the World Series got underway.

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour

The game is set to be played at Murrayfield in Edinburgh in June 2021.

'It's just unprofessional. If you look at any kind of work environment, it’s frowned upon'

Ireland striker Rianna Jarrett says ‘there is no place’ in football for incidents like Sergio Agüero’s contact with Sian Massey-Ellis.

'It's an honour to do it and when he asked me to do it again, I was delighted'

Johnny Sexton has been reflecting on his captaincy of Ireland as the Six Nations gets underway again.

From 'fan girl' to first choice: Littlejohn making the most of her second coming

The Leicester City midfielder has thrived since being brought back in from the international wilderness.

Beibhinn Parsons organising her next steps after 'rollercoaster' year of Leaving Cert stress

The 18-year-old was due to skip the second half of the Six Nations, but its postponement means she is back in Ireland’s ranks.

'Conor Murray's pass is the best pass in Ireland' - Brian O'Driscoll

The former Ireland captain believes some criticism of the scrum-half has been unwarranted.

Return of 'world-class' Molloy adds experience to Ireland's exciting young squad

Emerging stars like Beibhinn Parsons and Dorothy Wall showed their promise earlier this year.

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle

The Munster back row is heading into the restarted Six Nations in superb form.

Yesterday’s News

'There is no benefit in rapid testing inter-county players,' as GAA to continue in Level 5 Expert's View This post contains videos

'There is no benefit in rapid testing inter-county players,' as GAA to continue in Level 5

Professor Mary Horgan, who is part of the GAA’s Covid-19 advisory committee, discusses testing, matches in Level 5 and the low risk involved on the field.

Drama out west as Drogheda bring title race down to the wire after big win over 10-man Galway

18-year-old Brandon Bermingham was on the double in the comeback win, on a night to forget for John Caulfield and the Tribesmen.

Idah creates late winner for Norwich while Hughton's Forest rescue point

Reading, meanwhile, went top of the league with victory over Wycombe.

Youngsters impress in thumping Barca win, Dortmund flop against Lazio

Barcelona were 5-1 winners but it was a much more chastening night for Dortmund.

Chelsea play out rare goalless draw in opening group game

Sevilla earned a point at Stamford Bridge, as Frank Lampard finally got all of his summer signings on the pitch together.

Rashford the hero again as United seal late win over PSG

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were 2-1 winners in Paris, a perfect start to their Champions League campaign.

Wijnaldum leads the criticism as Liverpool fuming at 'stupid' Pickford challenge

The Reds have lost the ‘best centre-back in the world’ in Virgil van Dijk, says Jurgen Klopp.

Slovakia name new boss for Euro play-off final after sacking Hapal eight days post-Ireland win

Štefan Tarkovič is in the hot seat for next month’s showdown Northern Ireland.

Huge loss for Waterford hurlers as captain Mahony ruled out for championship

The Ballygunner star will miss the remainder of the 2020 season due to a knee injury.

Morata double gives Pirlo winning start in Champions League

No Ronaldo, no problem for Juve.

'I get on people's nerves': Bundee Aki refuses to quieten down

‘My team-mates at Connacht are well used to my loud voice and to me screaming at them, giving them crap here and there.’

Connacht academy player positive for Covid-19 and isolating

The player has been isolating since Wednesday after being a close contact of a confirmed case.

Retired goalkeeper Cech named in Chelsea’s Premier League squad, Ozil left out of Arsenal's

Cech’s inclusion is a precautionary move during the pandemic, while Ozil’s future at the Gunners has been thrown into further doubt.

As it happened: PSG vs Manchester United, Champions League

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side face a daunting trip to last season’s beaten finalists as the group stages kick off.

Ireland's Dan Martin finishes third in explosive opening stage of Vuelta

Martin finished just a second behind stage winner Primoz Roglic and is seven seconds back in the general standings.

'It was an honour' - 5 years since teenage Cian Lynch's stunning debut against Clare

Lynch and Limerick face the Banner again this weekend as the Munster hurling championship kicks-off.

'It's definitely always been in my head' - from Kerry roots to chasing glory in AFL Grand Final

Mark O’Connor on the Irish interest in next Saturday’s AFL Grand Final with his club Geelong after a strange and dramatic season.

Here's what we have coming up for members of The42 this week

Melissa Reddy, Len Gaynor, newsletters, podcasts and more.

Liverpool and Man United reportedly in talks to form European Premier League

It has been reported that financiers are putting together a package worth £4.6billion to assist the creation of the competition.

Sexton feeling greater responsibility and gratitude as ireland prepare to play through Level 5

The exemption granted to elite sport has the Ireland skipper feeling privileged.

'It's a massive sense of safety for each player' - Hurling stars back GAA championship start

Tony Kelly and Cian Lynch are happy to see Sunday’s Munster hurling clash set to go ahead.

TG4 to broadcast nine live games from Ladies Football championships

Former Galway footballer Máire Ní Bhraonáin will lead TG4′s coverage this season.

Champagne Football among six-strong shortlist for Sports Book of the Year

The42′s Niall Kelly has also been nominated for his work on Barry Geraghty’s autobiography ‘True Colours’.

Longford to pull the plug on Sunday's 'dead rubber' game against Cork

Ahead of this weekend’s scheduled fixture, Longford officials informed Cork of their plans today.

'It's great the FAI are behind us, giving us the charter flight in these terrible conditions with Covid'

Virus threat overshadows monumental week for Irish women’s football – but Girls in Green covering all bases.

'We will wait for him like a good wife is waiting when the husband is in jail'

Words of encouragement from Jurgen Klopp for Virgil van Dijk as he sets out on the road to recovery.

Uncertainty for Ireland Women as Rugby Europe suspends games

It’s unclear if the World Cup Qualifying competition in December will be affected.

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Who will win this season's Champions League?

Europe’s elite club competition returns to our screens this evening.

All Blacks call up two uncapped players for Tri Nations trip to Australia

Du’Plessis Kirifi and prop George Bower have been included in Ian Foster’s latest squad.

Chelsea are not the only team with defensive difficulties, insists Frank Lampard

The Blues kick off their Champions League campaign at home to Sevilla this evening.

Kansas City Chiefs stifle Buffalo Bills to secure win

The Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals both recorded wins last night.

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