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Other - Monday 22 June, 2020

Sidestep by Eimear Ryan, coach Carsley and an American sportswriting great: this week for The42 members

We’ve failed to socially distance these podcasts and newsletters.

Irish AFL star Conor McKenna at the centre of a storm in Oz after positive Covid-19 test

The AFL has banned contact training for large groups while Tyrone’s McKenna is coming under huge scrutiny.

Five Red Star players positive for Covid-19 after Belgrade derby in front of 16,000 fans

Neighbouring Montenegro is blaming a rise in cases on the return of fans from matches in Serbia.

Nascar slam 'heinous' act as noose found in black driver's stall

Bubba Wallace is the only full-time black driver in Nascar.

Other - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Dimitrov tests positive for coronavirus after playing in Djokovic event

Tennis’s world number 19 says he is ‘back home and recovering’.

A horrific accident left him on the brink of death. One year later, he was champion of the world Resilience This post contains videos

A horrific accident left him on the brink of death. One year later, he was champion of the world

Maurice Hamilton chats to The42 about the extraordinary life and career of Niki Lauda.

Other - Saturday 20 June, 2020

European Athletics president Svein Arne Hansen dies at 74 RIP

European Athletics president Svein Arne Hansen dies at 74

He died in Oslo three months after suffering a stroke at his home on 15 March.

Other - Friday 19 June, 2020

'Never mind Mike Tyson, I'd have beaten Muhammad Ali'

Tyson Fury claimed last night that he is the greatest heavyweight in the sport’s history.

Other - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Trump performs u-turn and says Kaepernick deserves another shot at the NFL

The US president has made a considerable departure from his 2017 comments, when he called for protesting players to be expelled from the league.

Other - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Delayed French Open to go ahead 'in its usual format' from 27 September

Unlike the US Open, Roland Garros will maintain its qualifying event in the week before the main draw.

Former snooker star Willie Thorne dies aged 66 RIP

Former snooker star Willie Thorne dies aged 66

It was announced he was battling leukaemia in March.

NBA intends to dock pay of players who skip next month's restart in Florida NBA

NBA intends to dock pay of players who skip next month's restart in Florida

On top of coronavirus fears, many players feel they ought to sit out the restarted season as a protest against police killings.

World 100m champion Coleman cries foul as he's hit with provisional suspension

The sprinter has missed four tests on ‘whereabouts’ grounds in the space of 18 months.

Other - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Players express concerns as US Open gets go-ahead without fans

The tournament will take place behind closed doors from 31 August to 13 September.

Former snooker star Willie Thorne put into induced coma

The 66-year-old has been battling leukaemia and is being treated in a Spanish hospital.

Irish amateur wrestler given four-year ban for doping violation

The athlete failed her doping control test in November and the four-year ban is place since December.

NFL chief Goodell encourages clubs to sign exiled Kaepernick

Goodell invited Kaepernick’s input on racial and socail programmes that are being run by the league.

'Hamilton became a symbol of a post-racial Britain without ever being fully embraced by the British public'

In an extract from ‘No Win Race,’ Derek A. Bardowell analyses the rise of Lewis Hamilton.

Other - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Novak Djokovic breaks down in tears at Belgrade event

The 33-year-old failed to make the final in the first leg of his Balkans charity tennis tournament.

A British media outlet's take on the Daniel Kinahan/Fury-Joshua controversy and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Irish sprinter Gina Akpe-Moses on why she feels it would be selfish not to speak out on the Black Lives Matter movement.

'Some people ask: "Is Tiger a nice guy?" It’s not even a relevant question' Complex This post contains videos

'Some people ask: "Is Tiger a nice guy?" It’s not even a relevant question'

Michael Bambeger chats to The42 about his new book on the US golf star.

Other - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Kinahan's attempt to take centre stage goes wrong with Fury-Joshua announcement

With his ongoing PR campaign, Daniel Kinahan has managed to attract more of exactly the type of attention he was hoping to avoid.

Other - Friday 12 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says organisations should ignore Fury-Joshua boxing match involving Daniel Kinahan Boxing

Leo Varadkar says organisations should ignore Fury-Joshua boxing match involving Daniel Kinahan

BT Sport says it is ‘not currently involved in the Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua negotiations’.

O'Connor and Tuohy enjoy 61-point victory with Geelong as AFL action resumes

The Kerry and Laois players saw their team cruise past Hawthorn in today’s Round 2 clash.

F1 axe Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan stages from 2020 schedule

Organisers remain confident of staging between 15 and 18 grands prix.

NFL says it would be 'awesome' to work with Kaepernick as it pledges $250m to fight racism

Kaepernick’s ‘doing real impactful work,’ a league source said. ‘Getting him in some way would be amazing for us.’

Other - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Aussie Rules teams take a knee as virus-hit season resumes with Irish players set to feature this weekend

Richmond and Collingwood played out a 36-36 draw this morning at the MCG.

From TheJournal.ie Daniel Kinahan 'rebranding himself in the Middle East as a boxing promoter', Dáil hears Boxing Big Time

Daniel Kinahan 'rebranding himself in the Middle East as a boxing promoter', Dáil hears

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there has been diplomatic contact between Ireland and the UAE on the issue.

Annalise Murphy set for Tokyo Olympics selection

She has secured her spot thanks to a 12th-place finish at the World Championships earlier this year.

Kyrgios slams 'selfish' ATP for pressing ahead with US Open plans

The tournament at Flushing Meadows is set to go ahead as planned at the end of August.

'The Pope would struggle to gather such a crowd if he came to Skibb'

The O’Donovan brothers’ Olympic homecoming is recalled in this extract from ‘Something in the Water’.

Other - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

NASCAR banning Confederate flag from events

They said ‘runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment’.

NFL team remove statue of former owner

The move came two years after Jerry Richardson sold the Carolina Panthers in disgrace following allegations of racism.

In-form Jessica Harrington hits Navan double

Silence Please and Ancient Spirit take Listed gold.

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury agree two-fight deal

Fury thanked Daniel Kinahan for making the deal happen, with the first fight expected to take place in 2021.

Federer to miss rest of 2020 campaign after undergoing knee surgery

The Swiss legend’s decision mirrors his move to prematurely shut down his season due to the same injury in 2016.

Other - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

'Corporations now want to be on the right side of history. The NFL should not be allowed to participate in that' BTL

'Corporations now want to be on the right side of history. The NFL should not be allowed to participate in that'

Author and ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines, and tells us why the NFL’s recent apology is unacceptable.

Australia set for biggest sporting crowd in months as AFL returns

Around 2,000 fans will attend Port Adelaide’s clash against rivals Adelaide on Saturday.

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia

Hollie-Kate Melia from Kildare was recently named Aerobic Gymnast of the Year.

Other - Monday 8 June, 2020

Taylor Townsend says fans confuse her with other black tennis players

The athlete added she gets treated differently by security personnel at tournaments.