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Other - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Cheltenham abandons New Year’s Day card
# And It's Off
# And It's Off

Cheltenham abandons New Year’s Day card

Dec 30th 2020, 10:35 AM 6,284 Views 0 Comments

The course is waterlogged after 85mm of rain in the past week.

Michael Van Gerwen survives two match darts against Joe Cullen to reach last 16
# Yesh
# Yesh

Michael Van Gerwen survives two match darts against Joe Cullen to reach last 16

Dec 30th 2020, 9:25 AM 6,675 Views 12 Comments

James Wade recorded the first nine-darter at the tournament for five years but lost his match.

TV Wrap of 2020 - The best, worst and WTF moments of the year sport became a television show
# On The Box
# On The Box

TV Wrap of 2020 - The best, worst and WTF moments of the year sport became a television show

Dec 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,955 Views 2 Comments

We look back at some of the best and the bizarre moments from a year of TV sport like no other.

Other - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Derry's Daryl Gurney powers into last 16 at World Darts Championship
# Love The Darts
# Love The Darts

Derry's Daryl Gurney powers into last 16 at World Darts Championship

Dec 29th 2020, 9:54 PM 5,358 Views 9 Comments

‘It’s about time the real Daryl Gurney turned up,’ he said – while dedicating the win to his manager’s late mother.

James Wade lands nine-dart finish before crashing out of World Championships
# Ally Pally
# Ally Pally

James Wade lands nine-dart finish before crashing out of World Championships

Dec 29th 2020, 3:03 PM 7,323 Views 9 Comments

The seventh seed let a 2-0 lead slip against Stephen Bunting.

Belichick's worst home defeat condemns Patriots to first losing season in 21 years
# Annus Horribilis
# Annus Horribilis

Belichick's worst home defeat condemns Patriots to first losing season in 21 years

Dec 29th 2020, 11:17 AM 7,921 Views 4 Comments

The Buffalo Bills moved to 12-3.

Grizzlies' first win of the season marred by Morant blow, Lakers lose again
# Off The Mark
# Off The Mark

Grizzlies' first win of the season marred by Morant blow, Lakers lose again

Dec 29th 2020, 10:25 AM 2,567 Views 5 Comments

Ja Morant was taken to the locker room in a wheelchair after injuring his ankle against Brooklyn Nets.

Other - Monday 28 December, 2020

Gary Anderson criticises Austrian opponent's pace of play after reaching last 16
# Darts
# Darts

Gary Anderson criticises Austrian opponent's pace of play after reaching last 16

Dec 28th 2020, 11:10 PM 11,911 Views 9 Comments

The Scot was furious over Mensur Suljovic’s inconsistent game.

The strangers we meet along the way - sport is the one great leveller in life
# Ties That Bind
# Ties That Bind

The strangers we meet along the way - sport is the one great leveller in life

Dec 28th 2020, 3:00 PM 23,903 Views 3 Comments

There are divisions in so many things, but sport is about what you belong to.

11/1 shot Flooring Porter storms to victory to clinch Leopardstown Christmas Hurdle
# Winner Winner
# Winner Winner

11/1 shot Flooring Porter storms to victory to clinch Leopardstown Christmas Hurdle

Dec 28th 2020, 2:09 PM 2,826 Views 2 Comments

Jonathan Moore judged his fractions perfectly in front aboard Gavin Cromwell’s five-year-old.

'Thank God he eventually lost consciousness; it was only when he relaxed that I could free the buckle'
# Concern
# Concern

'Thank God he eventually lost consciousness; it was only when he relaxed that I could free the buckle'

Updated Dec 28th 2020, 12:04 PM 101,060 Views 5 Comments

Maurice Hamilton recalls the near-death crash suffered by Formula One legend Niki Lauda.

The Mavericks thrash the Clippers as Nets suffer first loss of NBA season

The Mavericks thrash the Clippers as Nets suffer first loss of NBA season

Dec 28th 2020, 9:32 AM 3,232 Views 2 Comments

The Dallas team powered to an NBA-record 50-point half-time lead.

Roger Federer to miss Australian Open for first time in his career
# Goat
# Goat

Roger Federer to miss Australian Open for first time in his career

Dec 28th 2020, 9:06 AM 3,924 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old has undergone two operations on his right knee in 2020.

Other - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Taylor wins prestigious Ring Magazine Female Fighter of the Year for second year in succession
# World Recognition
# World Recognition

Taylor wins prestigious Ring Magazine Female Fighter of the Year for second year in succession

Dec 27th 2020, 11:07 PM 18,055 Views 19 Comments

And still…

Chiefs seize NFL playoff bye as Steelers take division crown
# Nfl Wrap
# Nfl Wrap

Chiefs seize NFL playoff bye as Steelers take division crown

Dec 27th 2020, 10:44 PM 5,075 Views 2 Comments

Losses jeopardized the playoff hopes of Indianapolis and Cleveland.

Defending champion Peter Wright shocked in third round of World Championships
# Wright's Wrong Result
# Wright's Wrong Result

Defending champion Peter Wright shocked in third round of World Championships

Dec 27th 2020, 9:44 PM 9,220 Views 1 Comment

Germany’s Gabriel Clemens upset the reigning champ at Alexandra Palace tonight.

McCollum lifts Trail Blazers to OT win over Rockets, Cavs edge Pistons
# Wrap
# Wrap

McCollum lifts Trail Blazers to OT win over Rockets, Cavs edge Pistons

Dec 27th 2020, 9:27 AM 1,346 Views 0 Comments

Center Christian Wood added 31 points for his side, who had just nine players in uniform — one above the NBA minimum of eight.

'If Irish people ever thought I was brash, that would be my worst nightmare'
# Big Ben
# Big Ben

'If Irish people ever thought I was brash, that would be my worst nightmare'

Dec 27th 2020, 9:08 AM 33,393 Views 7 Comments

When the opportunity came to switch allegiance from Britain to Ireland, Ben Fletcher jumped at it.

Other - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Brady and Evans set franchise single-season records as Bucs end 12-season playoff drought
# Still At It
# Still At It

Brady and Evans set franchise single-season records as Bucs end 12-season playoff drought

Dec 26th 2020, 9:41 PM 6,873 Views 2 Comments

Brady threw for four TDs to different receivers, bringing his season total to a record 36, and was then rested for the second half.

'All I had to do was imagine my father’s face when confronted by his daughter’s puffed up, battered eye socket'
# Worry
# Worry

'All I had to do was imagine my father’s face when confronted by his daughter’s puffed up, battered eye socket'

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 7,329 Views 0 Comments

Ruqsana Begum recalls her early days competing.

Kamara runs for record-tying six touchdowns as Saints hammer Vikings
# When Saints Go Rushing In
# When Saints Go Rushing In

Kamara runs for record-tying six touchdowns as Saints hammer Vikings

Dec 26th 2020, 9:14 AM 3,526 Views 0 Comments

New Orleans were 52-33 winners against Minnesota in the NFL’s Christmas contest.

Lakers rout Dallas as Nets, Heats roll on
# Christmas On The Court
# Christmas On The Court

Lakers rout Dallas as Nets, Heats roll on

Dec 26th 2020, 9:06 AM 2,771 Views 3 Comments

LeBron James, who turns 36 on Wednesday, rose to second on the NBA’s all-time Christmas points list with 383.

'This small, beautiful woman and her f***ed-up, broken life'
# Intrigue
# Intrigue

'This small, beautiful woman and her f***ed-up, broken life'

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,083 Views 2 Comments

An extract from David Walsh’s book ‘The Russian Affair’.

Other - Friday 25 December, 2020

The secrets and stories behind the sports photographs of the year
# Moon And The Stars
# Moon And The Stars

The secrets and stories behind the sports photographs of the year

Dec 25th 2020, 8:00 AM 25,032 Views 8 Comments

They are moments frozen in time, images which sum up a sporting year like no other. But how do you get the perfect picture? The country’s best photographers reveal the secrets of their trade.

Other - Thursday 24 December, 2020

'The biggest wreath at his funeral came from Adolf Hitler'
# Untimely Death
# Untimely Death

'The biggest wreath at his funeral came from Adolf Hitler'

Dec 24th 2020, 5:28 PM 67,242 Views 20 Comments

Richard Williams tells the tragic tale of British racing star Dick Seaman.

Giannis Antetokounmpo misses last-gasp free throw as Celtics edge past Bucks
# Wrap
# Wrap

Giannis Antetokounmpo misses last-gasp free throw as Celtics edge past Bucks

Dec 24th 2020, 10:33 AM 5,587 Views 5 Comments

The Bucks had outscored Boston 36-21 in the fourth quarter and were on the cusp of drawing level.

Meet one of Irish sport’s best athletes - also Irish sport’s best kept secret
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Meet one of Irish sport’s best athletes - also Irish sport’s best kept secret

Dec 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,124 Views 8 Comments

Fintan McCarthy has a great chance of winning gold at next year’s Olympics. So how come he is not already a national treasure?

Other - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Shock defeat sends Smith crashing out of World Championship
# Darts
# Darts

Shock defeat sends Smith crashing out of World Championship

Dec 23rd 2020, 11:02 PM 8,918 Views 0 Comments

Jason Lowe delivered the shock of the PDC World Championship with a 3-1 win.

Big increase in number of Irish adults wearing fitness trackers in 2020, study finds
# Data
# Data

Big increase in number of Irish adults wearing fitness trackers in 2020, study finds

Dec 23rd 2020, 8:00 PM 21,508 Views 15 Comments

The findings of the study were produced byTeneo Sport and Sponsorship Index.

LeBron and the Lakers pick up NBA rings before opening night defeat
# Holders
# Holders

LeBron and the Lakers pick up NBA rings before opening night defeat

Dec 23rd 2020, 8:08 AM 4,687 Views 0 Comments

Paul George led the Clippers to victory at Staples Center.

Other - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Professional and elite sport to continue under new Covid-19 restrictions
# Latest
# Latest

Professional and elite sport to continue under new Covid-19 restrictions

Dec 22nd 2020, 2:49 PM 15,508 Views 26 Comments

The restrictions, which come into effect on Christmas Eve, could have little impact on sport.

NFL Hall of Famer Kevin Greene dies at 58
# Gone Too Soon
# Gone Too Soon

NFL Hall of Famer Kevin Greene dies at 58

Dec 22nd 2020, 11:38 AM 10,525 Views 2 Comments

Kevin Greene amassed the third highest number of sacks in the league’s history.

'He was saying, 'I'm a champion so vote for me, I've won 18 Club Championships! And I'm saying, 'You liar!'
# BTL
# BTL

'He was saying, 'I'm a champion so vote for me, I've won 18 Club Championships! And I'm saying, 'You liar!'

Dec 22nd 2020, 8:00 AM 58,980 Views 4 Comments

Legendary American sportswriter Rick Reilly – author of Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump – is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Bengals stun Steelers as Pittsburgh suffer third straight loss
# NFL
# NFL

Bengals stun Steelers as Pittsburgh suffer third straight loss

Dec 22nd 2020, 7:50 AM 3,587 Views 10 Comments

The Steelers offence failed to get anything going in the first half.

A new era of superstars and more talking points ahead of the NBA tip-off
# We Go Again
# We Go Again

A new era of superstars and more talking points ahead of the NBA tip-off

Dec 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 3,120 Views 1 Comment

A preview of the 2020-21 season, which gets underway tonight.

Other - Monday 21 December, 2020

Chiefs win ninth straight and Seahawks reach playoffs, as Brady produces remarkable comeback
# Wrap
# Wrap

Chiefs win ninth straight and Seahawks reach playoffs, as Brady produces remarkable comeback

Dec 21st 2020, 7:58 AM 5,223 Views 0 Comments

Tom Brady now has seven career comeback victories when trailing by 17 or more points.

Other - Sunday 20 December, 2020

F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton named BBC's Sports Personality of the Year
# SPOTY
# SPOTY

F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton named BBC's Sports Personality of the Year

Dec 20th 2020, 11:19 PM 4,348 Views 9 Comments

Marcus Rashford’s incredible efforts off the pitch were also recognised with a special award.

The perfect almost-last-minute gift for The42 reader
# Members Club
# Members Club

The perfect almost-last-minute gift for The42 reader

Dec 20th 2020, 10:28 AM 1,765 Views 0 Comments

Give them access to lots of great benefits.

Bills clinch division title with big win over Broncos
# Success
# Success

Bills clinch division title with big win over Broncos

Dec 20th 2020, 9:23 AM 2,532 Views 0 Comments

Quarterback Josh Allen passed for 359 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two scores.

Mexico's Alvarez overpowers Britain's Smith to claim two titles
# Too Good
# Too Good

Mexico's Alvarez overpowers Britain's Smith to claim two titles

Dec 20th 2020, 9:08 AM 6,122 Views 5 Comments

The fight took place in front of a pandemic-limited crowd at the Alamodome in San Antonio.