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Other - Monday 8 June, 2020

NFL star 'received death threats' over flag comments

The wife of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees revealed the news.

Other - Sunday 7 June, 2020

A glittering first season in Oz, Gaelic football on hold and home to a GAA-mad family to find her passion

Cavan and Collingwood star Aishling Sheridan has enjoyed a hectic few months at opposite ends of the world.

Normal People, Clare hurling and uncomfortable questions for Liverpool - The week's best sportswriting

Plus – what it’s like the be sent off in an All-Ireland final.

Other - Saturday 6 June, 2020

'We admit we were wrong': NFL accepts it should have listened to players' racism protests

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell posted a video on Friday night as widespread protests continue in the United States.

Michael Jordan and Jordan brand pledge $100m in fight for racial equality

Basketball great ‘committed to protecting and improving the lives of Black people’.

Other - Friday 5 June, 2020

Greyhound racing to resume without spectators from Monday

The government today announced the next phase in the lifting of lockdown restrictions, with groups of up to 15 people allowed to return to outdoor, non-contact training.

Other - Thursday 4 June, 2020

We're going to Disney World! NBA reveals plans to finish 2020 season

Under the NBA’s proposals, the league would resume on 31 July.

TV Wrap - New documentary proves we have heard more than enough from Lance Armstrong

The disgraced cyclist is the subject of a new, two-part ESPN series.

Cricket gets provisional go-ahead for club training to resume in Phase 2 of government roadmap

Cricket Ireland have been granted provisional approval for a return to group training pending the implementation of two key requirements.

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic

Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.

Brees apologises for 'insensitive' remarks that provoked anger from team-mates

The New Orleans quarterback had said that kneeling as a means of protest was “disrespectful” to the US flag.

‘The only time I got near George Best was in the queue for the jacks’

How do you stop the best players on the planet weaving their magic? Garry Doyle spoke to the men who got up close and personal with George Best, Pele, Maradona, Rory McIlroy and Jonah Lomu.

Snooker player Alfie Burden takes a knee at start of Championship League match

Burden lost his first game 3-0 to Ryan Day.

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Drew Brees sparks backlash from team-mates over opposition to NFL protests

The New Orleans Saints quarterback has been criticised by athletes from inside and outside the NFL, including LeBron James.

Other - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

From Pete Taylor initiates legal proceedings against Irish Athletic Boxing Association and Wicklow County Council Personal Injuries

Pete Taylor initiates legal proceedings against Irish Athletic Boxing Association and Wicklow County Council

Solicitors for the boxing trainer filed court papers yesterday.

Whyte-Povetkin bout still on track for this summer claims Matchroom

The heavyweight showdown was originally slated for 4 July.

Other - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Russian appeal against four-year doping ban from international sport to be heard in November CAS

Russian appeal against four-year doping ban from international sport to be heard in November

Should WADA’s ruling be confirmed, Russia will miss out on the postponed Tokyo Olympics, the 2022 winter Games and the World Cup in Qatar.

College football clash will not take place at Aviva Stadium this summer

Navy and Notre Dame hope to open their season in the US instead.

Formula One unveils 8-race schedule in Europe from 5 July

The season is now scheduled to finish in December.

'He was almost poetic' - Gary Lineker tells us about Hugh McIlvanney's genius

The Match of the Day presenter celebrates one of sportswriting’s masters in a special edition of the Behind the Lines podcast.

Ex-champ Mayweather to pay for Floyd funeral - report

The death of the unarmed black man while in police custody has ignited violent reactions across America.

Leading NBA coach dismisses Donald Trump as 'fool'

Gregg Popovich has called out the US president for a lack of leadership in the face of nationwide unrest.

Other - Monday 1 June, 2020

'We have had enough' - Jordan among sports stars calling for justice over George Floyd death

Lewis Hamilton also slammed Formula One for failing to speak out against racism.

Other - Saturday 30 May, 2020

South Africa and UK ramping up return to sport

Professional sport has been given an amber light to proceed in South Africa, though contact sports will have to lay out detailed plans to maintain player safety.

Austria to stage Formula 1 season opener in July

The race will take place without spectators.

Other - Friday 29 May, 2020

Ireland’s leading Olympic hope may retire unless government relax rules

Two-time world rowing champion Sanita Puspure fears her hopes of gold in Tokyo could be ruined by lockdown policies.

Kaepernick voices support for Minneapolis protesters after killing of George Floyd

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was ostracised by the NFL after his own protest in 2016.

Other - Thursday 28 May, 2020

A crack den, 14 foster homes, and a friendship with the world's best that began with a sick bucket

‘There’d be people downstairs smoking crack or heroin, so it was more, ‘I do not want that.’’

'Do you understand NOW?' - LeBron James among athletes outraged at George Floyd's death

The Los Angeles Lakers playmaker contrasted the incident with the kneeling protests of former NFL star Colin Kaepernick in 2016.

Other - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Put your tennis knowledge to the test in our French Open quiz

Let’s see how much you know about the Grand Slam tournament that was due to begin this week.

Other - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Here's what you can expect from your membership of The42 this week

Sportswriting chat, GAA icons, a coaching masterclass and another journey through space and time.

McIlroy wants Ryder Cup postponed until 2021

‘The players are the ones that make the Ryder Cup and if they don’t want to play then there isn’t a Ryder Cup.’

'It's important to recognise that men's sport has had investment and privilege that most of women's sport never had' BTL

Muhammad Ali and the mafia

How murder and mayhem were linked to the legendary boxer.

Other - Monday 25 May, 2020

NBA great Patrick Ewing released from hospital

The New York Knicks legend is recovering from Covid-19.

Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning win charity golf match for Covid-19 relief

The exhibition match, against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, raised $20million.

Other - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Formula E driver apologises for cheating in virtual race

Daniel Abt was also ordered to make a ‘compulsory donation’ of €10,000 to charity.

Lockdown left Lewis Hamilton questioning his Formula One future

The star admitted to struggling for motivation during the coronavirus pandemic.