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Today’s News

Quiz: How well do you remember the Premier League 1993-94 season?

The second campaign saw Man United crowned champions.

Yesterday’s News

'I’m not someone to stay for the sake of it' - Kane not ruling out Spurs exit

The England captain’s current deal at the club runs until 2024.

'I was thrown off a horse onto a concrete path. I thought I was going to be paralysed'

David Brady is next up in the Laochra Gael hot seat.

The Armagh football and Superleague netball star working as a GP through the Covid-19 crisis

Caroline O’Hanlon tells The42 about working on the front line and not having time to think about missing sport.

England lock Ewels slams report suggesting Bath players revolted over pay cuts

Sunday’s edition of The Rugby Paper suggested Bath players were planning to reject the request.

Coe: Postponing Olympics saves athletes from mental turmoil

The World Athletics President believes the decision to postpone the Games had to be made.

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

Do you remember the victors from a brilliant hurling decade?

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Song to launch action over sacking in wage dispute

FC Sion announced they had dismissed Song and eight others for not agreeing to the terms of a pay-cut amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Shevchenko sees similarities between pandemic and Chernobyl disaster

The Ukraine coach sees similarities between the present crisis and the disaster that beset his country in 1986.

Billy Joe Saunders says sorry for clip giving 'advice' on hitting women

The 30-year-old was subject to intense criticism for his comments.

Premier League committed to finishing current season, says West Ham boss

Contrary to recent reports, Karren Brady says clubs are committed to restarting the present season, even if it means running into late summer.

A trip to Croke Park like none before, escaping escapism and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Barney Ronay feels the spirit of George Orwell’s post-plague vision.

'The debris was just around me...it was targeted at me as I was a woman on the pitch'

In 2001, a handful of Irish women made history by becoming the first to attend a football match in Iran in more than 20 years. They tell their story to The42.

Fights in the showers, porn on the bus and winners on the pitch - How Shels made Double history in 2000

Pat Scully, Paul Doolin, Richie Baker, Dave Campbell and Alan Mathews reveal all about the team that started a dynasty in Drumcondra.

'It was like living in Las Vegas' - the Dubliner, the Bundesliga and clubbing with Pat Kenny in Berlin

Alan Clarke moved to Germany in the early 1980s after a spell at Leeds United didn’t work out. But that’s only a tiny part of a remarkable story.

Saturday 28 March, 2020

Football ploughs on in Belarus, where the president has described the coronavirus as a 'psychosis'

The Belarusian Premier League, like the country’s tractors, continues to operate undeterred.

Tajikistan, the last place on Earth where professional basketball is still being played

It’s unlikely that the Central Asian nation’s Primary League can continue to beat the buzzer for much longer.

Juventus players and manager Sarri agree to forego wages for four months

The move will save the Serie A champions €90m.

The Dagenham Yanks, Christy Ring's role in Charlton Athletic's history, and 100 years of London's McCurtains

Founded in the wake of Cork Lord Mayor Tomás Mac Curtain’s murder at the hands of the RIC, the club once played Christy Ring and Cork’s three-in-a-row winners in front of 10,000 fans, including the mayor and mayoress of Dagenham.

Hearn to donate 200 tickets for every boxing show to UK's NHS workers

For a year after boxing resumes, 200 tickets for every Matchroom show will be reserved for NHS staff, who will be able to attend for free.

Quiz: Test your knowledge of these nemeses of the Irish football team

We apologise in advance for dragging up some bad memories.

Rashford rehabbing at home and nearing full fitness ahead of prospective season run-in

He has been out since mid-January but Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford says he is edging closer to a return to training.

Former Roscommon footballer Conor Connelly passes away aged 44 RIP

Former Roscommon footballer Conor Connelly passes away aged 44

A scorer for the Rossies during their 2001 Connacht final triumph against Mayo, Connelly leaves behind his wife and three children.

Leinster's unbeaten bid now carries an asterisk, whatever way the season unfolds

Leo Cullen’s side were in sensational form as they amassed an incredible 21 straight wins. But the postponed season means the achievement will be a qualified success.

A year on from Solskjaer appointment, United still have a lot of room to improve

A lack of clean sheets and a low ratio of converted chances underline the struggles Manchester united have endured over the course of the last 12 months.

The Boys in Green from Brazil: Eusebio, Iran and Ireland at 'the Minicopa'

In 1972, the national side took on the best in the world in the home of football.

'You know when you have a fire in your belly, you just have to do it. It’s my calling'

Cork’s Orlagh Farmer on the importance of keeping girls in sport, her PhD research and online skills sessions.

Hampson, Woodward, Brennan - 14 recommended rugby books

We’ve picked out a few good rugby reads and want to hear your recommendations.

2012 Olympic champion among new quartet facing doping charges CAS

2012 Olympic champion among new quartet facing doping charges

2008 high-jump champion Andrey Silnov has also been charged based on the McLaren report.

Pandemic-imposed time-out a world away from rugby's successful sabbaticals

Richie McCaw is one of a few high-profile rugby players to sit out six months to prolong his career. Covid-19 provides no such certainty for the current crop.

A hat-trick against Kilkenny to help Galway edge nine-goal All-Ireland semi-final epic

Niall Healy recalls Galway’s epic victory over the Cats in the 2005 All-Ireland semi-final.

'Going out to Australia, it's not to make money - people might think it is. It's more to live as a professional athlete'

Tipperary and Western Bulldogs ace Aisling McCarthy enjoyed her second AFLW season, on and off the field.

'I kind of wish I'd appreciated it more in the moment'

In part four of our series, Olive Loughnane discusses life after the Olympics.

Friday 27 March, 2020

2 weeks after memorable Liverpool victory, Atletico Madrid facing player and staff paycuts

In a statement, club CEO Miguel Angel Gil said that they were ‘obliged’ to propose a partial unemployment plan.

Johnny Ward: The Dundalk controversy that has Irish horse racing talking Column This post contains videos

Johnny Ward: The Dundalk controversy that has Irish horse racing talking

Events of last Friday, which involved a 1-2 for trainer Denis Hogan, have been referred to the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

'I dream of Real Madrid move,' says Lyon wonderkid

Rayan Cherki has been watched by Europe’s biggest clubs but dreams of moving only to one.

Gary Neville 'doesn't get' voiding of English non-league season

No promotion or relegation will take place from the leagues affected in what could be an important precedent.

Jurgen Klopp cried watching hospital staff singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’

The Liverpool boss paid tribute to health workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

'It was affecting me turning up the radio in the car... It was painful picking my kids up, changing nappies'

Mike Sherry makes his debut on The42 Rugby Weekly to give his assessment of where Munster stand under Johann van Graan, and reflect on his decision to retire at 31.

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