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Other - Today’s News

Down star 'on the mend' after sustaining head injury in action for St Kilda Heavy Hit This post contains videos

Down star 'on the mend' after sustaining head injury in action for St Kilda

Clara Fitzpatrick has been excellent in her debut AFLW season.

Ireland's most capped hockey player announces his retirement

Eugene Magee retires with 295 international caps to his name.

Portlaoise's former world champion Doheny to return to action in Dubai

The 33-year-old Portlaoise man will look to dust off some cobwebs before making another world-title tilt later in the year.

Ireland head coach Ford to head home from tour of South Africa due to injury

An x-ray in South Africa confirmed that Ford had fractured vertebrae and three ribs in a slip at his home on the eve of his flight.

'We'll never see another player like Kobe' - Bryant honoured as Team LeBron win NBA All-Star game More Than A Game This post contains videos

'We'll never see another player like Kobe' - Bryant honoured as Team LeBron win NBA All-Star game

Kawhi Leonard was awarded the new Kobe Bryant MVP award.

Other - Yesterday’s News

Ugandan champion runner breaks 5,000m world record by almost 30 seconds

Joshua Cheptegei clocked a time of 12 minutes 51 seconds.

Two on target as Cavan star's first goal the highlight of big weekend for Irish in Oz Irish Eye This post contains videos

Two on target as Cavan star's first goal the highlight of big weekend for Irish in Oz

Aishling Sheridan and Clare’s Ailish Considine both chipped in with goals Down Under.

Tiger Roll delights Gordon Elliott on Navan return while Cracking Smart first

The Grand National hero raced with real enthusiasm for fifth in Boyne Hurdle comeback.

McIlroy shares lead heading into final round at Riviera

A crucial birdie on the 13th kept the Holywood man in the running.

Other - Saturday 15 February, 2020

'I don't think it was me' - NBA rookie breaks backboard of the net after powerful dunk Nothing But Net This post contains videos

'I don't think it was me' - NBA rookie breaks backboard of the net after powerful dunk

The rim was left askew after the New Orleans Pelicans player threw down a pass.

'I’m going to leave Tokyo with Olympic gold'

Pressure, pride, adrenaline, despair, peaks, troughs, heartache – Garry Doyle speaks to four Irish athletes heading to Tokyo to find out what it’s really like to qualify for the Olympics.

Playboys, playgrounds and separating the good from the great: Ross Brawn on the magic of F1

Best-known for an incredibly successful time at Ferrari alongside Michael Schumacher, the Formula 1 genius on hangovers and Hamilton.

Other - Friday 14 February, 2020

Let the Tiger roar: History likely to weigh heavy on racing's most perplexing success story

The handicapper has done Tiger Roar and Gigginstown no favours ahead of another Grand National bid, writes Johnny Ward.

Clippers' George fined $35k for post-game comments, Zion drops 32 in career high NBA

Clippers' George fined $35k for post-game comments, Zion drops 32 in career high

Paul George’s comments about NBA officials proved costly as he was penalised on Thursday.

Other - Thursday 13 February, 2020

'Monster' Inoue to make US debut in unification clash with fellow three-weight world champion

The Japanese star will face Johnriel Casemiro of the Philippines at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, on 25 April.

13-strong Irish boxing team announced for 2020 Olympic qualifier

Tickets to Tokyo are on the line in London in March.

Dublin All-Star set for Aussie Rules debut after illness as 16 Irish selected for round two

Niamh McEvoy joins Sinéad Goldrick in the Melbourne side to face Aisling McCarthy and Katy Herron’s Western Bulldogs.

Raptors' 15-game winning streak ended, Giannis-less Bucks fall and LeBron stars Wrap This post contains videos

Raptors' 15-game winning streak ended, Giannis-less Bucks fall and LeBron stars

The defending NBA champions finally lost on another busy night of NBA action.

Other - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Phil Healy breaks 17-year-old Irish record at Athlone IT Grand Prix

Ciara Mageean and Tom Barr also set new indoor PBs in Athlone tonight.

Irish Elite champion Harty, 19, turns professional with Frank Warren

Rathkeale Boxing Club’s Jason Harty won national Intermediate and Elite titles late last year, and joins his brother-in-law in the pro ranks.

World champion Warrington splits with Warren and re-signs with former promoter Hearn

‘I am happy to say that we delivered for Josh on every level and helped him realise his goals in the sport,’ said Warren in a statement.

NHL game abandoned after former Canadian Olympian has cardiac incident on bench

Jay Bouwmeester was ‘alert and moving all of his extremities’ when he was taken to hospital, said St Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong.

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'The one thing they never did was hit me... They knew I'd hit them back'

Katelynn Phelan, 19, took her inspiration not from Bray, but from Brooklyn, and wants to blaze a trail down a road less travelled.

F1 postpone Chinese Grand Prix over coronavirus fears Off

F1 postpone Chinese Grand Prix over coronavirus fears

The race is the highest-profile sports event to be cancelled since the outbreak of the virus.

Zion soars to 31, Simmons helps 76ers see off Clippers Career High This post contains videos

Zion soars to 31, Simmons helps 76ers see off Clippers

The Pelicans’ number one draft pick is in sensational form after recovering from a nightmare knee injury.

Other - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Analysis: How Ireland Women's attack has driven them to two Six Nations wins

Tougher challenges lie ahead but the early signs have been positive in Donnybrook over the past two weeks.

This is what you can expect from your membership of The42 this week

Everyone’s joined up already, yeah?

Other - Monday 10 February, 2020

Rivers to enter free agency after 16 years with Chargers NFL

Rivers to enter free agency after 16 years with Chargers

Veteran quarterback Philip Rivers is unsure what the future holds after ending his long record-breaking spell with the Chargers.

More winning debuts, goals and county teammates going head-to-head on AFLW opening weekend

Tipperary star Aisling McCarthy led the Irish contingent Down Under.

Other - Sunday 9 February, 2020

The Manchester United Graves Society and the week's best sportswriting

Enjoy some of the week’s best reads.

Sunday's sporting fixtures falling victim to Storm Ciara

There have been several postponements and venue changes for today’s action.

Super Sunday for Leona Maguire as she finishes tied for fourth in Australia

Stephanie Meadow also managed a top 20 finish at the Vic Open, which was won by Hee Young Park.

Other - Saturday 8 February, 2020

'I had Joshua when I was 22. For a lot of girls, that could have ended their sporting career'

Donegal and Western Bulldogs star Katy Herron is set to make her AFLW debut tomorrow. Here, she reflects on her journey both on and off the field.

Ighalo won't join Man United's training camp due to fears over coronavirus travel restrictions

United are concerned that Ighalo may not be allowed back into the country if he joins them for their warm-weather break in Spain.

Dream debut as Tipp's Orla O'Dwyer scores with her first touch in AFLW Aussie Rules This post contains videos

Dream debut as Tipp's Orla O'Dwyer scores with her first touch in AFLW

The new AFLW season got underway with no fewer than 18 Irish players on the books.

'It cost us the f*****g game': Damian Lillard furious as late missed call denies Blazers NBA This post contains videos

'It cost us the f*****g game': Damian Lillard furious as late missed call denies Blazers

Late no-call hands Utah Jazz controversial 117-114 win.

Other - Friday 7 February, 2020

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Weight and see: Michael O'Leary hoping handicapper gives Tiger Roll a fair shot at history

The Gigginstown boss will be awaiting the decision with interest, writes Johnny Ward.

'Home from home' and hopes to 'make everyone proud' - Ladies football CrossCoders set for AFLW dream

12 of the Irishwomen currently in the Australian league came through the CrossCoders programme. They share their thoughts with The42 ahead of round one.

Team LeBron and Team Giannis pick squads for NBA All-Star Game NBA

Team LeBron and Team Giannis pick squads for NBA All-Star Game

In last night’s action, Russell Westbrook scored 41 points as the Houston Rockets defeated the LA Lakers 121-11

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